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* Address By Dr. 0. B. I
ik Club of Newberry
Dr. 0. B. Mayer addressed the Wo
man's club of Newberry at the resi
dence of Mrs. W. H. Hunt on last
Thursday afternoon. His address is
both timely and valuable. He said:
Ever since man ceased his nomadic
habits, and began building himself
places of permanent abode, he has en
deavored, with varying degrees of
wisdom anti energy to improve the
community in which he lives by mak
ing it more healthy, more useful ,and
It was as natural as could be for
him to build near the springs, thus
providing himself with primitive wat
er-works, and that he should beauti
fy his home with the trees and flow
ers he so much enjoyed during his
wanderings from place to place, and
thus develop his love for the beauti
ful and his talent for providing the
There is no more interesting or
more beneficial study than that of the
ancient cities that man has built,
wherein is shown his efforts at civic
imrovement. The city of Petra is
one that shows this to a remarkable
degree. This city was literally hewn
out of solid rock. Its dwellings, its
streets, and its theatres, as well as
'the beautiful arches that spanned its
streets, commemorating no doubt
some worthy bistoric event connected
with the city or the nation, or im
perishable monuments which the civ
ic pride, and skill of this people carv
ed out of solid rock, and today many
of the beautiful fronts to these hous
es looks like cameos carved on the
solid rock. Its lack of sanitation no
doubt had much to 'do with its de
population, for no decay could take
place. These stony structures are
still there, preserving the place where
this wonderful city once stood. Near
smote the rock to obtain water for
it is the fainous place where Moses
the children of Israel.
Another very remarkable effort at
tity building is the city of Venice.
Here no doubt the idea of usefulness
and healthfulness in the form of sew
erage and transportation was the con
trolling power in the 'Duilding or this
wonderful city. It is located on 157
IlEnids near the coast of the Adria
tic sea. The water channels by which
these islands are surrounded make a
splendid system of sewerage as well
as aff'orded a most excelent means of
transportation by gondolas. A city
possessing such remarkable civic im
ovements at such an early period
in the -world's history was certain to
have them reflected in the civilization
and mental growth of its inhabitants.
Verlice soon became one of the great
Scities o =ts time, not only in its size,
but in the culture of its people, as
'ell astheir advancement in the arts
Possibly the most remarkable illus
tration of civic development was
shown in the building of the city of
Babylon. This 'city contained an area
*of '100 square miles, nine-tenths of
which was devoted to parks and gar
dens. It was enclosed by two walls
of greait height, which were decorat
ed by paintings done by the great ar
~ti-sts 'of that city. Think of 400 miles
.of 'walls 40 or 50 feet hig hidecorated
and -painted by the master artists of
-those times. Besides this wonderful
-exhibition of work and art the city
- contained .among the 90 square miles
- of parks and gardens "the hanging
ga'rdens," one of the seven wonders
of- the world. These gardens iv'ere 400
feet square, and were supported by
beautiful brick arches 75 feet high.
(The b'eauty of these gardens was
produced by trees, and flowers, and
The commerce, the schools of arts
and sciences, the military power, and
~world fprestige,' were such - as would
maturally follow the growth and de
elopment of people under such in
-spiring and ennobling environments.
It is surprising how far reaching
dn their effects, and in how unexpect
-ed a direction the results of civic im
-provement go. The French govern
inent and Dr Lesseps failed to finish
thie Panam canal,'bringing upon the
governm t disgrace .and financia
in d imprisonment upon DeLes,.
seps. This most unfortunate disas
ter and failure was caused by ~dis
ease which existed on the peninsula,
due to filth and dirt or a lack of civic,
improvement. The deaths from yel
'low fever were so numerous that men
-enough could not be obtained to face
-this danger and finish the canal.
However, when the city of Havana
fell into the hands.of the United States
--and we discovered the cause of yellow
fever to be a peculiar kind of mos
quito, bred In the foul and stagnant
pools of water that were to be found
Wayer Before Woman's
on Thursday Af
a disgrace to that city, our country
went to work arid blotted out this dis
ease by the civic improvements we
made in the city. This discovery, due
to civic improvements, will enable
the United States to complete thE
canal. These achievements, one de
pendent upon the other, will be priz
ed more and> more as their worth tc
the world becomes more and more
fully realized. The honor of the com
pletion of the Panama canal should
be prized by every American, but the
greater honor, that of removing from
the world that dreadful disease, yel
low fever, that formerly made ceme
teries of cities, should make every
American proud. This great achieve
ment will be an imperishable monu
ment to civic improvement.
The criminologist has estimated
that the increase of crime in this
country has been 13 times greatei
than that of the native born popula
tion. If we still further investigate
this fact, we will find that this in
crease of crime is to be found in the
tenement districts of the large cities,
where sunlight is a stranger and
where there is nothing to cheer or
relieve life of its gloom. Here is at
illustration of the thought I wish to
emphasize, that the surroundings of
man, or if you choose, the civic im
provement by which we are sur
rounded, has much to do with thE
character of our lives, that we are
more or less creatures of our envi,
In the city of New York five points
once the better part of this city, grew
so crowded and dirty that the busi
ness and other people moved away
and it became one of the most noter
ious places for crime in the whole
world. The hand, of the law with all
its power failed to check or / lesqen
the crimes of this place. But civic
improvement did. The streets were
widened and canna beds and founa
tains helped to make this a very at
tractive place. A mission school for
the children, taught both during the
week and on Sunday, now has been
established in this place and singing
and shouts of laughter now fill the
place where formerly the sobs of sor
row and the shrieks of the murder
ed were heard.
Truly dirt and disorder, like vice.
Is a monster of such frightful mein
To be hated needs but be seen
Yet seen too often familiar wtih their
We first endure, then pity, then em
Italy has been noted for the great
painters she has given the world. So
many painters of world-wide fame~
have been Italians igseems;there must
be some reason whso muich talent
should come from one couintry. It
did not take long to find it. The bnum
tw of the Italian- skies is as famous as
is her ainters, and it was easy to
finh1 the e xplanation of these masters,
when we know they were taught in
the great school of colors, furnish ed
by these skies. From early youth the
skies taught them the beauty of color,
and the minds of these painters were
constantly being developed by this
great teacher of nature.
In Germany, perhaps, more civic
improvement had been done in con
nection with governmental author~ity
than in any other country. Germany
is the onljy country that I know of
where schools of civic science have
been established and maintained by
the government. In these schools the
science of city building is taught,
where the Burgomaster or mayor is a
graduate of them. Duseldorf is a
model Germnan city, in which is to be
found the results of the German
school of civic science.
The checker board design for lav
ing out cities and towns has been dis
carded here, and the more modern
one adopted in which the streets run
obliquely and in more or less curves.
This gives more direct routes to dis
tant parts of the city, and also fur
nishes at the intersection of the
streets more space for parking or
other ways of beautifying them. This
improved method of city building or
civic improvement goes beyond the
growing city into and beyond the su
burbs, and designs the future growth
of it by laying it out into parks and
driveways,' selecting the most desir
able portion that Is best suited for
residences and that most suitable for
other needs of the city, and with the
sovereign power invested in the
Burgomaster compels a compliance
with this plan. This you see designs
a plan in advance of the cities'
growthannd generation and wh'eh
We have just received ship
ment of high grade
One and Two Horse Exten
sion Top Surreys.
Now is your chance of a
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All at Prices to suit any one.
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For a short while we have decided to
save our future customers agents' ea
This will save about twenty per cent on
organs, and about tep per cent on Pianos.
Organs. from S75 up.
Pianos. from $225 Up.
Less the disco.unt as stated above.
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Please clip this advertisement out and
send with letter for catalogue.
Scholarship and Entrance Examina
The examination for the award of
vadant scholarships in Winthrop col
lege and for the admission of new
students will be held at the county
court house on Friday, July 1, at 9
a. m. Applicants must -be not less
than fifteen years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after' July 1
they will be awarded to those making
the 'ighest average at this examilna-'
tion;, provided they meet the condi
tions g'overning the award. Appli<
cants for scholarships should write
to President Johnson before the ex
amination for scholarship examina..
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 21, 1910. For further
information and catalogue, address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
1John D. Rockefeller would go
broke if he should spend his entire
income trying to prepare a better
medicine than Chamberlain's Colic,.
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for
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NEWBEERY UNION STATION.
Arrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday January 2, -1910.
No. 15 for Greenviile.. .. 8:51 a. 'm
No. 18 for Columbia. .10.58 a. mn
No. 11 for Greenville.. .. .2.48 p. m
No. 16 for Columbia.. . .. .8.59 p. mn.
C., N. & L Railway.
*No. 22 for Columbia.. . .8.47 a. mn.
No. 52 for Greenville.. . .12.58 p. mn.
N e. 53 for Columbia.. . .3.20 p. mn
*No. 21 for Laurens.. . .7.25 p. n.
* Does not run on Sunday.
This time table shows the timnes
at which trains may be expected to
depart from this station, but their
departure is .nct guaranteed and the
time shown is sub,iect to eha.nge with
0. L Rohiuson,
The splendid work of Chamber
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COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON. TIE F
126th Year Begins.September 30.
Entrance examinations will be held
tthe county.court house on Friday,
rly 1, at 9 a. m. All candidates for
imission can compete in September4
or vacant Boyce scholarships, which
ay $100 a year. One free tuition;
:holarship to each county of South
~arolina. Board and furnished room
n dormitory, $12. Tuition $40. For'A
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Saves an Iowa 3Ian's Life. qik
The very grave seemed to yawn' quc
~efore Robert Madsen, of West Bur- -added,
ngton, Iowa, when, after seven
eeks in the hospital, four of the
est physicians gave him up. Then'
as shown the marvelous curative
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eight months of frightful suffering BN
om liver trouble and yellow jaun-BNI
lice, getting no help from other rem-!
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im. Its positively guaranteed for iJYU
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nk of Newberry
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of U. S. Gov'm t
mk over $600,000
rery facitity and
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>ve facts in view
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ON, Asst. Cashier.
UE O LD SAYIN
~at- when -a man stands still he has started
on the disastrous road to decay-and the
olds good in busin"
you recall a year when we haven't ad
,either one way or another?
i you ever heard of us except in the front
hink not, and if you will become a depos
this bank y au will find yourself better
in the banking line than ever before.
3f Newberry, S. C.
,000.00 4 Surplus $66,62O.00
Lnk that Always Treats You Right."
rARD, DR. O. B. MAYER, J. Y. McFALL,
)f Newberry, S. C.
Sa dollar or two each week. You
it, and you will be surprised how
Sit will grow with INTEREST
compounded semi-annually at
Four Per Cent.
)OLLAR deposited gives you a
ACCOUNT AND BOOK.
) R.IIPP, M. L.SPEARMAN,