Newspaper Page Text
E. H. AULL, ITM t
..ntered at the Ptoffice at New
berry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Friday, August 12, 1910.
Newbarry: The city that does
If the split log drags that are to be
made could only be used on the roads
then something would be doing in
The chamber of commerce is doing
things. Let the membership reach
three hundred and turn the kickers
and knockers out to graze.
The supervisor has done some good
road work in the county during the
past few months, but the people along
these roads ought occasionally to help
and encourage the supervisor by doing
a little work along their their own
We do not recall that any of tve
candidates for the legislature, espe
cially the present members, mention
ed the advantages of the township in
spectors who were created by a spe
cial act of the legislature for New
berry county. We listened attentive
ly to the speeches of the candidates
and we expected some of them at least
to tell us of the advantages of these
The Herald and News has recived
a communication addressed to "The
Idler" from New York which we
would be glad to turn over to The Id-I
ler but it is not accompanied .by the
name of the writer. Let us have your
name, and we will turn th'j article
over. We will not publia b the name']
if it is desired to withhold it. ]
We are getting more and more of
the opinion that every newspaper ar- J
ticle should be signed by thie name I]
of. the writer and especially articles I
- making criticism of the acts of others.
SHOULD HAVE CIVIL ENGINEER
It would be a great saving to the ]
city as well as to the county to em- j
ploy a civil engineer so that whatever .a
work is done upon the streets or upon,
the roads may be done in eLich a way(
as to be permanent and we are satis
fled that the cost of an engineer, who
knew what he was doing, and who
could direct and plan the work upon
our streets and upon public roads of
the county, would save' in actual cash
every year much more than his sal
* A great deal of the money that is
being spent upon the streets and pub
lic roads is being practically wasted.
A street or road may be worked aft
er a rain and have th.e appearance of
* having been well worked and is a
good road or good street until the
next rain comes when all of the work
done is simply w~ashed away.
* A TRIP TO WHITIIRE.
I did not expect to be able to bek
epresent at the opening of the cam-1
paign at Whitmire on Tuesday, but
.at 9.30 o'clock on Tuesday morning
Mr. Norris came by with his car and 1
insisted that I go with him. The car
was driven by Mr. W. C. Waldrop, and1
carried, beside the writer and Mr.
Norris. Mr. Fred H. Dominick, c'ounty
We made the run to Whitmire in an
hour and a half, counting a couple 2
stops. The roads are not as bad as.
we expected, but could be very greatly
improved. In a few places the hands1
were at work, but the work is not of a
character to give any evidence of a
good road in the future.
The people at Whitmire are very
much aroused on the sub.iect of im
proving the roads and that township:
has offered to co-operate with the su
pervisor by furnishing money and I
teams and labor as soon as he can
send over his chaingang and direct
and s:vrintend the work. He has
rjois :o mjore over in thait com
muni7 bythe~ 1Oh whe he hopes to
hare fliished the work on the road(
It is un:derstod that in addition to the
teams and labor, which the people o~
ibouL $1,vo has been promise' iln
noney for the working of some twen
:y miles of road. With this money and
:he teams and the chaingang, the:
*oads in the township ought soon to t
)e put in excellent condition.
The crops seem to be in very good
%ondition, and in many places on the
.p-land there is very fine corn, and,
:he cotton is looking well.
The report of the meeting is fur
nished elsewhere by a staff corre- 1
-p ; r
spondent of The Herald and News.
Whitmire is an enterprising and
progressive town, and has one of the
best cotton mills in the State, and the
nill is well officered. It also has a
ery progressive and successful bank-:
Mng institution. t
For the information of those who,c
,ay desire to know we took some
Aotes of distances on the return trip.:
Even with the bad roads under the,_
;killful manipulation by Mr. Waldr.p, r
:he run from Whitmire to Newberry I
was made in about one hour and fif- c
.een minutes. We left Whitmire at
1.55 and reached Newberry at 3.15,
ind made two or three stops which
consumed about ten minutes. The 1
listance from Whitmire to Newberry t
s just 18 miles.
The following notes of distances
were made counting from Whitmire: e
Phifer place.............. 2.4 c
.egro church (Cedar Grove) .. 3.1
Forks of road near T. J. Eison's
Rock Cliff.. .. .. .. .. .... 3.8
Billy Whitmire place........ 4.6 1
rhirteen-mile post ..........5 T
?atterson's creek ..........5.7 V
3ad hill.. .. ............6
,romer's store.. ............6.7
ndian Creek.. ............7.8 1
iegro church.............. 8.4 t
Zross roads.. ............8.9
q. C. Duckett's.. .. .......... 9
'Zilder's creek.. ........9.5C
)r. R. C. Carlisles..........10.3 a
3ernard Carlisle^s.. .... .. ....10.8 c
3nlrplace.. .... .... ....11.91
setheden.. .. .... .. .... ....12.11
Iawkins place.. .... .... .....12.2
Cinard or Wicker place.. .. .. . .14.2 s
.Benson Suber place 14.5 y
tailroad crossing.. .. .... ....15.1 0
alapa road.. .. .... .... ....15.2~
tailroad crossing.. .. . ......15.4 d
len Mills' place.. .. ..........15.8 d
Lull's mill.. .... .... .. ....16.4~ a
as. A. Caldwell.. .. .... .....16.4 s:
~emetery .... .... .........17 d
~ewerry.. .. ......... .....18.2
* * * * * * * * * **.
T HE IDLER. * t]
* * * * * * * * * *
"If a thing is good to do, do it now."
read that sentiment somewhere
mece and I think it is good enough to
pass it on. ~There are so many peo-t
le who mean to do good but they are'
aways putting it off to a mor.e con
This thing of postponing is a dread
u1 thing anyhow. I know a lot of
cople who never think of doing a
indly act towards their neighbor un
:i sickness or trouble comes. Then
:hey are alL aatention. Well, that is.
ery nice in a way, but how much
sweeter could have been the ministra
;ions when sickness and trouble came
f there had been just even a little dis.'
lay and exercise of the neighborly ti
pirit before there was sickness or.
:rouble. A fe.w flowers in the path,
vhile one lives and is able to enjoy
hem is the spirit that will make
;weet the ministrations when sick-;y
ess and death come-.t
What a fine pasture most of our
treets and sidewalks would afford
nd many front and back yards,
vhere the lawn have been permitted,
o go to seed. With the excessive rains
t could scarcely be avoided and then
he street force should have a vaca
ion. . t1
The Idler: Mr. J. Chesley Domin
ck told me the other day to say to a
rou that he had given city council
>ermission to pull down the old char- I
'ed and burned building in Friend
~treet near union depot about which i
ou have been writing so much, butc
ouncil had not done it.-Editor.
Now, that is an excellent proposi
10:: ad I can': imagine why city
-o::L has ro' seiz.ed it promp 1tly and~
a:d t:he crnis.s cleaned o,ff too. And I
ar rechon p-irmission would also y
:-'ii gi-' n to city council to
s samne lot. I can see no reason g
nd )i, up the lumber on it nicely
or my use and I would also give the
ity authority to put up for me a
ice building and turn the keys over
o me. Somebody ought to tear down
his old building near the depot. It
eally does not look so nice, now does
It is too hot to write much and to
isten to long speeches or to read long
.rticles. I have a lot of things I want
o say and I am going to ask you to
ead them if the editor will give me
he space. If I just had that Idler's
ark I could go down ih-,re ti:ese hot
-0nings and think and then I could
ake my pencil along and make a note
if my thoughts.
I thank the editor for the sugges
ion that I remind Mr. Zach Wright
if Newberry's need of a park and I
ow imnedfliately tak my pencil in
Land to write Mr. Wright and hope
te will Immediatelv he right for my
ark. Mr. Wright get right busy right
iow and help me supply this need.
eems to me I heard some one say,
ir I dreamed it, that Mr. Burton, the
otton mill advocator, had secured,
r would secure, options on the land
n either side of Scott's creek from
ance street to Calhoun street. If
te has not done so will he please at
end to it at once and let me know
Low much money it will take and I
vill proceed .to raise it. That will be
asy. Another mill adds to the nec
ssity for a play-ground over in the
It would-now I really believe this
-it would help the looks of some of
hese expensive business lots in the
ity if they were mowed. I do not
now that the hay would be very
aluable but the point is the rubbish
ould have to be removed before the
aowing could be done. See? Now, I
.o not like to suggest that -there is
ny trash or unsightly boxes and
ric-a-brac-brick on any of them, but
hey are just too valuable to grow un
2 weeds when they could be turned
to such beautiful lawns by the use
f the mower. Just look again at the
lentral Methodist lawn and then look
t some others with the beautiful red
lay all exposed.
Talking about doing things now re
inds me of a resolution I read, by
uster Brown in the funny paper
ome' time ago on Mr. Meant-to. Have
ou ever heard of him? There are lots
f 'em around here. Mr. Meant-to and
[r. Didn't-Mean-to. They either
eant to do things they didn't do or
idn't mean to do something they did
o. It is an awful situation but there
re always' lots of people just in that
ituation. One reason is they don't
o it now.
Oh! that city council would do a lit
e permanent work instead of throw
g the people's money at the birds by
utting sand out of the ditches into'
be road to be washed back in the
itches just as soon as the first rain
That reminds me that the other
ay some one called my attention to
be beautiful work of the-town scrape,
t takes all the rocks and brick bats
nd tin cans out of the ditches and
nes them up in the middle of the
oad beautifully. They look like they
ad been laid there with the greatest
ossible care. Thaat may be the mod
rn method of building automobile
oads. I don't know what advantage
the horse or buggy or automobile
Sis to have these rocks and tin cans
.nd other trash piled so beautifully
a the middle of the road, but it must
e some advantage or it would not be
one, because it takes time and labor
do this. -The Idler.
Mark Twain, as an example of un
onscious humor, used to quote a
[artford woman who said one day in
le late spring:
"My husband is the dearest fellow.
"'Jim,' I said to'him this morning,
tre you very hard up just now?'
'I certainly am hard up.' he re
lied soberly. 'This high cost of living
terrible. 'I don't know what I'm
oing to do.'
"Then, Jim,' said I, 'I'll give up all
aought of going to the country for
uly and August this year.'
"But the dear -fellow's face changed,
nd he said:
" 'Indeed, then you won't, darling.
thought you wanted to buy a hat
ith an aigrette or some such fool
;hress. No, no, my darling-Jim
an always find the money to let his
ear little wife go to the country.'"
Peter M~cKenzie, the last of The old
1u:isn Bay factors, had al w'ays 1
r~at hatre! for fear of lawsuits.
" dined: with Mr. McKenzie in Mon
uai otlong ago." said a m~iin t
ineer of New York, "and he reiterat
a case in the lower courts, the higher
courts, and the supreme court. Smith
was thus finally awarded, after seven
yars of litigation, $500,000.
"When Smith heard the glad news
he sped to his lawyers.
"'Hurrah!' he said. ''Gimme my
'Yes, $500,00) was th,, award,' said
the lawyer, and at the same time he
handed Smith a dollar bill.
"'But-what's this for?" Smith
"'That's all that's left, M1r. Smith,'
explained the lawyer, 'after the de:
duction-of my fee, the cost of the va
rious appeals and other expenses,
which will be duly rendered you in an
"Poor Smith studied the bill in his
"'Say, what's the matter with this?'
he demanded. 'Is it bad?"'-'Ninneap
ol is .Journal.
A Tramp's Stratagem.
A clever little bit of human nature
was used by a "knight of the road"
recently on a matron living in a sub
urb of Pittsburg, and as a result he
slept with a full stomach that night.
The suburb is quite small, and
when the tramp dropped off a freight
and ambled up the main street he
was quite hungry. There were
about ten houses which gave fair
chance of meals, and the tramp lost
no time. He was not surprised when
the first housewife slammed the door
in his face, nor the second, for that
was; natural and the proper thing
to do. But when he reached the
ninth house, or rather was help-ed
away, he was thoroughly disguest
,ed. The town certainly had him
After a short rest and a deep
think the hungry one knocked at the
idoor of the tenth house.
"Madam, can you let a hungry man
have a bite to eat? I don't think you
can, though," he said. The woman
opened her ears.
"Why can't I?"
"The woman next door said you
didn't have enough for yourself."
He got his meal.-Pitssburg Gaz
A Spartan Father.
Recently a first-year high school pu
pil handed her hisory teacher what
she evidently considered an exhaust
ive and final study of Lacedaemonian
customs. In it she stated that one
Spartan habit of strengthening youth
was to compel the boys to sleep al
ways on beds of thistles.
The incident reminds one of a story
that is told of one %f the Camerons
The chief, when -bivouacking with
his son in the snow, noticed that the
lad had rolled up a snowball to make
Ia pillow. He tbjereupon rose and kick
ed it away, saying sternly, "No effemi
nacy, boy."-Youth's Companion.
Attention, U. C. V's.
The delegates from Camp James D.
Nance, No. 336, U. C. V., will leave
here for the reunion, via Southern
railway, at 11.57, Tuesday, the 16th of
August, instant, reaching Spartanburg
at 5 p. m. This will enable us to get
to our stopping places, have a good
night's rest, and be ready for the
opening exercises at 10 a. m. th'e next
day. It is very desirable that all
delegates and members of the camp
should go in a body. "Those- members
of the camp who desire free accom
modation must let the adjutant know
not later than the 12th inst.
J. W. Gar'y,
0. L. Schumpert, Commandant.
August 8, 1910.
Do You Kno0WhNat It IS?
and no~t merely a better Cof
fee. It is differently roasted,
and is steel cut, and every
particle of chaff removed.
But You Can Never Ap
preciate Its Superiority
Till You Have Tried It.
Phone to W. 0. Wilson for
a can, then you will know
what REAL COFFEE is.
W. 0. WISON,
Poultry & Sto(
Prevents and Cur
Pratt's Calf Tonic Gro
Pratt's Poultry ReguL
Pratt's Animal Regu
Pratt's Hog Cholera
Pratt's Hog Worm Po
Every package warrar
price will be promptl
"The Right D
41 - OVO 5 6-V .CC4;
Will Now Buy a he
and clear print (wdi
I have just received
of Popular Novels by
which I have placed<
Many of these books
cts. and $1-being St
Ma yes' Bo
"HOUSE OF A THOL
20 Per Cent Off a
See Us, We will s~
QUTATITY A ND STYLE
ss Milk Fever.
ws Fine Calves.
xt Keeps Chickens
latof Good for All
ted satisfactory, and
refunded if they
th 50c.& $1)
a large shipment
the best Authors
are cheap at 50
we you Money