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L H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
!erry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Friday, July 22, 1910.
Newb-arry: The city that does
The Herald and News says: "New
berry is a city that does things." Cer
tainly, but we 2think Newberry ought
to be ashamed of some of the things'
she does.-Anedrson Mail.
It is better to do things, even you
do make a mistake occasionally than
never to do anything worth while.
Stagnation is death.
The heavy rains in this section have
apparently done great damage to the
crops. This condition and the com
plaints from many sections as to crop
conditions induces us to quote from
the Augusta Chronicle, the experience
of Nick Downer, a negro farmer who
is respected by the whites and -who
is prosperous and whom the Chron
icle says is a philosopher.
The following is the interview he
is said to have given out to the Wash
ington Gazette-Chronicle recently:
"Boss, the hail got my crop Cunday
evening. Nearlyzall of my cotton was
chopped out, and the hail left only
little stems; very few leaves were
left on any of it. The blides on my
corn were cut into strings, but I
know that will come out all right. I
would feel like my cotton was ruined,
but I remember that about 20 years
ago, my cotton was done the same
way, and I thought it was ruined. I
waited on it a while, when it began
to come out and this made me work
it hard. That year I made sixty bales
of cotton with five plows, the best
crop I ever made before or since. This
is what makes me think ghat all of
us who have been struck by the hail
this year, are going to do be er than
we think we will."
That is the secret after all of suc
cess in almost every calling but espe
cially that of farming and that is hard
work, and it is true also in thiis neck
of the woods that we have never been
known to make a failure in the pro
duction of corp, especially a cotton
When things look gloomy work the
harder and have faith and be cheerful
and the "blues" will flee from you. It
does no good to whine or complain at
the doings of Nature for Nature's God
does all things well. E you will do
your part faithfully and well though
apparently you have only stems and
stalks, you may yet make 12 bales to
*, THE IDLER.*
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I heard somebody say the other day!
that Mr. VWicker had set the clock cor
rectly ands that now you could set
your watch by it and if you remained
with it-I mean your watch kept time
with the town clock-you would al
ways have correct Washington or
Eastern time. I told you so. I knew
Monroe Wicker would do the right
thin~g and that as soon as, he was re
-minded courteously that the clock by
running just a little a head of time
was an annoyance to the people that
he would correct it. There is noth
ing like going at a thing in the rightI
The lesson to impress is that you
must always be polite and courteous
and not pretend to possess all knowl
edge and believe that when you pass
to that other shore that all wisdom
will depart from the earth. Wise men
and fools have both inhlabited the
earth since the days of Solomon and
-I presume will remain unti'l the end
of time, or until the milleunium. Just
what the proportion now is or wheth
oem it is changing or has charged I do
not know. I try mighty hard to per
suade myself to believe that the
world is growing better and that the
men and women are expanding in
that knowiedge and wisdom which
makes them better. but sometimes my
faith receives some powerful shocka
Now, I have Zi neard any more
about en i.re act that Senator John
stone passed which Alderman Bax
ter talked about which would give
the remnants and the silent sentnelis
that tell of- old burned buildings, and
efficient service by volunteer firemen
and which still stand.
Until wacan get the authority from
the legislature to regulate these old
burned or partly burned buildings, I
would suggest to council or the com
missioners of public works-whoever
had it done (?) that that bright and;
dazzling arc light in Friend street
near the union station be confined:
strictly to the moonlight schedule.
These heavy rains are convincing
evidence-that Is convincing to any
reasonable and thinking human be
ing-of the folly and waste of money
of the manner of street work that is
being done, that has been done for the
past hundred years or more. Just
walk out in front of your nose on any
street or sidewalk and see the evi
dence in the gullies and ditches. No
system, no intelligent estimate of the
amount of water to be cared for or
of the capacity of the drainage pipes.
Just going along in a guess work
fashion practically throwing away
the people's money. Same thing is
true of the county in the matter of
road working. The city and the coun
ty each, or both, should have a civil
engineer who knows his business and
have him direct the 'work on the
roads and streets. It would be
economy in the end. They tell me
the beautiful piece of work done at
Gum Spring branch washed away.
That was said to be a nice piece of
work. But correct estimate was not
made of the volume of water that was
likely to come that w,ay and when it
came the abutments went. It is the
case of the man who built his house
upon the sands and the winds and the
rains came and beat upon that house,
and you know the result. If you do
not, look up that passage and red it.
This is a great country or it seems
to me that the farmers would not be
able to make any crop this year. Cot
ton is a great plant. You can scarce
ly keep it from making a crop. It
has been a good many years since I
Earmed, or in fact did anything much,
but I believe if I were farming this
year I would get the blues. But
what's the use to complain at the
works of Nature. We can't change a
single spot and it is simply ours to1
go along and do our duty every day
and have faith, and all things will
Will not some one dream a dream
aout my park. That's the thing now
hat we need. Come on Americanus
mnd dream a drear and help me. I
am not givng up - or getting faint
earted, but I am growing old and
: do want to live to see my park a
reality. - The Idler.
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By Squibs. *
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In common with the big majority of
epartments in Newberry this depart
ent is glad that the town clock has
een regulated. Let' us all return
Its easy sometimes to read between
he lines. Colleton News.-Especial
y when you read between the lines~
like this: -
things which affect her welfare. Shej
s invited on thatoibdam.~$11yq o.-...
s united on that railroad proposi
A Kansas editor accounts for the
igh cost of living in this style: "We
hrow away ashes and buy soap; we!
raise dogs and buy hogs; we grow
weeds and buy vegetables and
rooms; we catch fish with a $4 rod;
we build school houses and send our
cildren awa'y to be educated, and
lastly we send our boys out with a
$40 gun and a $10 dog to kill 15-cent
ame." That just about covers the
round. In Newberry too.
This thing of calling chickens at
about ,5a. m.-"cheek, cheek, chee
kee," sometimes accompanied by
beating tin pans-ought to be chang
d. Some people don't have to get
up at 5 o'clock and would like to
sleep. Just open your mouth, the
hickens will come.
The town clock has at last been
made to strike on time. What do yon
think of that?.
Not every one likes to receive a
cat, but T. P. A.-not the Travelers'
Protective association, but of the
town protective association-found a:
new way of getting one.
Antine left town in his wagon Mon
day afternoon just as that storm was
about to let loose. Did Antine get
Just let a man quit his job, off
Loans and Discounts
Furniture and Fixtures
Banking House -
Overdrafts, Secured ani
Cash on hand and with
JNO. M. KINARD,
straight he goes into the insuranci
Because a fellow happens to be 2
newspaper man everybody thinks h(
>ught to be able to answer any kin
f an old question. That's no reasor
why he should be a walking "al
When Robert marries Mary it is a
ase of another r making Mary marry
Has the storm spent its fury?
The fellow that came mighty neal
ouring water from a pitcher to the
ieads of two young ladies last Mon*
lay afternoon says he begs pardor
or hiss carelessness. It is not hiE
~ustom to be so careless, but the rair
vas coming fast, the wind was blow
ng hard and everything was in a
urry up stairs.
WVhenever I see a horse. fixed sc
that it can not get at the flies witi
:he means which Nature provided, ]
reel sorry for thd' horse. Man cat
aake himself comfortable, but the
poor dumb brute. has to stay as the
wner fixes it. Be considerate of the
THE SHORT ROAD TO HEALTII.
sioux City Mfan Thinks That He Has
*Found it in Fasting.
Six days without food or drink, ex
,ept occasional slips of hot and old
vater, which seem like the greatesi
ardship to most men, but to W. D
Reid, who, Wednesday, dined on a
oowl of breakfast food, a piec-a 0o
:oast,and a glass of milk for thae firsi
:ime since last Wednesday morn'.ug
he fast has acted like a drink fromcL
be f.oled fountain of youth.
Six weeks ago, when Mr. Reid was
. Miwakee preparinig to g3 out 31
the road for his firm, he felt like at
d man with one foot in the grave.
le wasn't exactly ill, but he lacked
:he spring in the heel and the con~fi
lent smile which was necessary ir
is line. He couldn't go out and
clly a man into good humor when hi
vas out of sorts himself. He can
luded that there was something very
much wrong. He thought at first oh
taking a course in pbysical cul1.ure
ut abandood~c the ida. Thena be
says: "I maie up my uin4 to fast un
i I felt be:te, if I had to fast all
summer." S--i ? the il st day o'f fast
ng he began tc fe.1 t-e' ontil t('
e again decided to stake stimulant
Mr. Reid is not a fanatic. -He be
ieves in the gospel of fasting anc
iews it from a scientific standpoint
"From the first I began to im
prove," he said. "From being a mar
of 55, who cared not whether he lived
or died, I began to grow daily more
optimistic. Nor did I lie down anc
worry about my fate. I got out ev
ery day and hustled. Not once did]
experience a feeling of nausea.
Inew nothing of the headach. on thq
frst day of fasting that Sinclair de
scribes. With each day my h3ac
leared a little, until now my head is
as clear as a bell and the vigor o1
youth is again in my limbs. I wat
never more thal1kful for doing any
thing in my life than I am that I fast
ed those six days. I think it is somIc
thing that every man should do onet
Sear, and oftener if necessary. Oi
REPORT OF TI
At the Close of Bi
Condensed from Rep
.- - $378,462.04
. .. - 3,116.93
.. . - 9,750.OC
1 Unsecured - 2,019.25
Banks - - 43,413.24
4,0o Paid on 1
The Bank That A
course, on the first day I had a 1
craving for food, but at such tim
would take a drink of hot w
with a pinch of salt in it and I
myself believe I was drinking
tea."-Sioux City Journal.
Their Meeting Place.
The lady dean of a well kni
girls' college, being very much am
ed that the girls after chapel on E
day waited around the entrance
the assembly room and stood
groups on the stairs instead of
persing at once, resolved to insti
a reform. So at the regular chi
service one morning she arose 1
much dignity and made the follos
"I have noticed a growing tende
among the young women to lit
about the chapel Sunday morni:
blockin9 the halls and stairs. H
after the following order will he
served in leaving chapel: First
president will pass away, then I
pass away, then the faculty memi
will pass away, and finally the stuw
body by classes will pass away,
we wvill all meet below"
She never finished her sentenc
Magistrate Township No. 6.
*Thos. J. Harmon,. Esq., is her
anounced as a candidate for ma
trd e for No. 6 township, Newb4
county, anid 'will abide the result<
the Democratio party.
TIhe patrons of St. Lukes sc1
will meet August 6, 1910, at 4 p. n
elect teachers for the next sessioI
the school as follows:
One principal at $50 per mc
(man preferred). One lady assis1
1at $35 per month. Session will
six months. Applications can be
to either of the undersigned at P:
perity, S. C..
G. F. Hunter,
R. S. Hawkins,
J. 0. Moore,
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~TER &, SON,
found at all
to Totem-Franklin once said: "One
iful that takes a wife takes care.".
IHaden-"Well, that's all right. In
a taking-a wife a man should take care.'
*-Chicago Daily News.