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Corrected b.T Nat Gist.
Good Middling. . .14%,
Strict Middling. .. .14% 6
Middling. . . . . .14Y2
By Robt. McC. Holmes.
Good MiUddlingo. .15,1-4
Strict Middling. . 15 1-8
Middling. . . . 15
Cotton seed 30 cents.
TOLUME XLTIII. NUMIBER . NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, AUGUST -, 910. CE A WE M A E
'NE1VBFRRY.A'_N1) PAIWUELS POS'F.
Conl!,itti ng Th-ews of !)ailY Press onD
the Actloin ol the Newberry
Chamber of Conmerce.
(d4iorial News and Couriir. 101h.
The chamber of commerce of New
. erry has adopted resclutions to the
eztect that it is "firmly and unalter
ably opposed to the passage by con
gress of the Henry bill looking to
the establishment of a parcels post
-system in the United States." That
resolution, so we understand. was
adopted because local merchants fear
ed that cheap transportaTion of small
packages would injure their business.
They apparently want express charg
es kept at a maximum with the idea
* that in such a case nobody will be
able to buy anything away from home.
The saying that every dollar sent
away from a community takes that
much money out of circulation in the
,community and depletes its capital is
an economic error. How, pray, do 10
-cal merchants get the goods they of
fer for sale? Do they not have to
send money away from home to pay
for them? The merchant makes his
money on the difference between cost
and selling prices. If he can buy
cheaper he can sell cheaper, and'do a
larger business, still keeping to him
self the same percentage of profit or
-even the same absolute profit. How
can It benefit any community to arti
ficially keep up the charges of get
ting goods to that community? Car
Tied to its logical conclusion, such an
attitude would mean opposition to the
advent of railroads or any ther mod
;ern means of distribution?
' The entire industrial world is en
gaged in an effort to better and cheap
en the cost of distribution. It is the
great question of the day. It demands
modern terminals, modern railways
with monster engines, great ships and
all other things that make for cheap
ness. The great effort of the indus
trial world is the cheap transporta
tion of .goods. The chamber of com
merce of Newberry wishes to stop
that development. It wishes congress
to prevent cheap distribution of small
packages. It takes a position much
like that of the Pullman Car company
in declaring that it has to keep its
rates up in order to prevent undesir
able people using its cars. So, we
suppose, the express companies are
to be allowed to charge whatever
prices they desire in order to prevent
people buying things abroad that in
all probability they can not get at
'horne at all.
We are hopeful that the South Car,
-lina delegation in congress will not
be unduly influenced by the Newberry
Tesolutions. We do not think it will
be, for the demand for the parcels
post is so evident, is so economically
sound and is so urgent that it is dif
icult to understand jhow any con
-gressman or senator would have the
*hardihood to oppose it if directly
-presented to his attention. The plea
-that cheap transportation of small
packages will injure merchants in the
smaller towns was a happy thought
of the attorneys for the express comn
panifs. It has fooled a great many
The Parcels Post.
Editorial Columbia Record, 11th.
The Newberry Chamber of Corn
-merce has gone on record in protest
-agjainst the proposed parcels post,
which is nothing in the world but a
scheme of the mail order houses of
New York and Chicago to monopolize
the retail trade of the country at the
expense of the merchants of the small
towns and cities throughout the land.
The chief sufferers would be the mer
chants of the South. It is high time
that Southern conmmercial organiza
-tions arose in protest. The postal
-savings bank act is bad enough for
the South, but the parcels post would
be infinitely worse.
The News and Courier, however,
defends the parcels post as based on
economically sound grounds, arguing
-that it is a fundamental economic law
that purchasers shall buy in the
Icheapest market. and that if the mail
order houses are able to undersell the
local retailers no harm is done the
-community in the long run. That
might be convincing if it were true
that the mail order houses do under
sell the local re;ailer. The applica
tion of this economic law to which
thPt has built up other towns an
ciLies with Charleston mioiney while n
TI2tpe'nS not to & true that th
mail order houses sell the same good
for less moiney than they cln h
buit ordinTarly from lorz l sT ore
For instance. a Columbia lady recent
ly saw an advertisemeut of a mail or
der house offering for $1 each good
that were held out in the advertist
ment to be worth $1.50. and she son
on $2 with an order for two of th
articles. With the snipment came
rre!ora.Aum stating that she owe
1 (ents postage on the purchase. al
though the package itself showe
that the postage was only t4 cents
The purchaser then forwarded the 1
cents. with an inquiry as to the rea
son for charging 5 cents postage mor
than the package carried. The repL.
was that the 5 cents extra was fo
Counting the two 2-cent stamp
used on the letters, the total cost o
the articles amounted to $2.23, o
$1.11 1-2 each, fQr an article the du
plicate of which could probably hav
been purchased in Columbia for $1.00
a dollar that would have remained a
home. The professions of the smal'
order houses as to quality and cost o
the goods they offer are filled wit
just this sort of petty deceptions an
the patron of such a concern buys
pig in the bag, sight unseen. with th
chances against gettiig a dollar',
worth for the dollar.
It is far better to patronize loca
dealers, and If these dealers do no
keep in stock the goods wanted a
reasonable prices they will never d<
so until the demand justifies it. Tha
demand can not be fostered by patron
age of foreign mail order houses.
The strength of the agitation for e
parcels post system has been in th<
plea that such a system would be a
great convenience to the farmer an<
the farmer's *ife in enabling them t<
secure goods from the big cities a
minimum cost, bringing the big retai
stores to their dors, as it were. Bu
there is a much better and safer wa3
than that to put the farmer and hi
wife in close touch with the centrec
of retail trade, and that is by a sys
tem of~good roads that will mak
shopping as easy for the wife of th(
farmer as it is for the wife of th4
town man. Good roads mean more t(
the farmers' wife than the parcel
post, because good roads will bring
to her all that the parcels post woul<
bring and a great deal more in addi
tion that the parcels post can no
bring. And as for the retail dealer ii
our own towns and cities, good road!
mean everything; while the parcel:
post means nothing but lost trade.
Chapin Shut Out Pomaria.
Chapin, Aug. 12.--Chapin defeated
Pomaria her'e today in a slow, but in
teresting game. Magness Shealey wa:
on first when Harry Shealy knocket
a home run. scoring two.
Magness Shealy knocked a hom<
run in the ninth inning, being secon<
Pomaria played good ball. but Chap
in out-classed them in every way.
Score. H I
Pomaria.. .. .. ..........3
Chapin.. ...... ... ... ....15 14
Struck out by Epting, Hatton ani
Neal. 3. Struck out by Shealy, 14.
Batteries: Pomaria. Epting, Hattoni
INeal and Shealy. Chapin. Shealy anm
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* ITINERARY STATE (AMIPAIGN.
** * * * * * * * * *
Week off to attend reunion of Con
federate and red shirts at Spartau
burg if desired on August 17 and 15
Anderson, Monday, August 22.
Abbeville, Wednesday, August 21.
Greenwood, Thursday, August 25.
Laurens, Friday, August 26.
Newberry, Saturday, August 27.
During an equestrian performanci
a nunmber of ladies in the front stoo<
up, thus obstructing the view of thos<
persons who were seated. In vail
were they collectively requested t'
sit down, till at last a happy though
occurred to one of the sufferers. Hi
called out. in measured tones: "Wil
Spnetty lady in front kindly si
d ICE (CREAN ('E.
s Cohumbia State.
SA livetly dl a! was ~ire1~c1iidelA.
.he Ieetinlg of Council las! night I
cerI&ng the sale of ice cream in co
and the argument centred about
Italian vender, Zello, who, accord
-o statements, seems to have the bi
t ness cornered in Columbia. Johr
Earle was present to defend the ca
of the Italian. The board of healtI
I its A!ght aginst. the sale of the c
- was represented by Dr. W. W. Bc
T7.o ordinances roatiVo to the E
of ice cream were before council -
r-mb xrs were conszatly conn:s
- one with the other.
Nayor to Rescue.
The tangle v;aZ straightened out
Prassage of -a resolution propo
by Mayor Gibbes, which will al]
3 Zello to continue his business of p
Sdling ice cream from carts until
r end of the year. After that he i
- have to discontinue. No more liceh
a are to be granted by council to
cream venders and if a dealer is foi
L to be using an injurious product,
I er due warning his license will be
r yoked and the license fee for the
expired time returned. This me,
I that with the end of the year will
L the passing of the ice cream vent
the delight of many children.
** * * * * * * * * *
* By F. W. Higgins.
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What's the matter with Newberry?
We're frankly forced to say,
From the fancy airs she's putting
We're sure she's getting gay.
Her bells and whistles every mo:
For miles surrounding thrill,
And land is sought 'pon which to bi
A million dollar mill.
Don't think a moment I am prone,
To fail in prophecy;
We don't- count things just like t]
But like they're going to be.
Another? Yes, what's that to us,
We've boodle by~ the ton;.
While some can't get a single one,
We build them, just for fun.
North and South and East and Wi
'Pon each convenjient hill;
We'll listen soon to music from,
A tip-top cotton mill.
Our corn-cribs are not,large enou
To holo. the crops in sight;~
And should we cover cotton well,
We'll have to pack it tight.
From what we're told of other lan
Our prospects look immense;
To a fellow roosting in a tree,
It looks like 20 centb.
Our lowlands clothed in waving gre
With mower-blades resound;
And when we get our barns all pa
We'll stack it on the ground.
Dinner! why it's not so long,
Since we, our breakfast grawne'
My jaws are almost broken down,
"01 'Oman" is it chawed?
Our yams are bulging up the grou
From side to side of field;
And every thing is racing now,
To see which, most, can yield.
- We're scarcely through digesting c
-Before another's here;
-And should we try to hold the
Be splosions 'bout I fear.
You ask us what's the matter, wh3
Our county's on a spree;
IWe've not the time to talk, so you
Had better come and see.
A Nasty Jar!
"Do you think my picture does
> justice," asked a a Longueuil belle
Sa friend as they steamed home on
Sferry yesterday evening.
I"It does something nobler. Lau
rit shows you mercy."
* THE IDLER.
I * * * * * * * * *
I have been looking over the dai
at p.aprs a little recently and the shoo
ln.. ing up of Mayor Gaynor caused
nes line of though'-1 reckon that is go(
an -if not I will put it this way-I begq
ing thinking about the great amount 1
si. crime being committed and how tI
. daily papers were made up largely
use details of crimes-and I was wonde:
in ing if the world was getting bett(
ne or if the newspaper editors conside:
yd. ed detailed accounts of all sorts <
ale! crime the best food with which I
ind i noursh the minds and souls of the:
.Ig readers. I am one who believes
would be better for the morals of th
country if the newspapers did not fee
bv their readers on so much crime.
ow I picked up the Columbia Record c
ed- last Friday while my thoughts wer
the on this subject and I began with tb
Vill first column on the first page an
ses the first thing under a two colum
ice head was an account of the chase af1
nd er a man named Wendling who
Lft- seems is charged with murderin
re- Alma Kellner whose mutilated bod
in- was found in a cellar. The chase al
ms ter Wendling covered 13,000 mile:
see Then right under this story appeare
ter, the account of a man beating his wif
into a jelly with a hammer. Then th
Oklahoma investigation frauds. The
* an account of the Yarborough cas
r right here in Newberry. A man wa
* killed by the side of a woman withot
warning by the woman's husband. A
* the same place, Hot Springs, Ark., 2
* the same time a man was shot t
* death while sitting in front of a gr<
cery store. Then follows the accour
of Mayor Gaynor's condition and fo'
on, lowing that the suicide of a man
Winston-Salem. A baseball playE
took a shower bath after a game an
dies. Then appears some resolutior
of a Baptist Association in Abbevill
.ild condemning the State, which are n(
filled with the Christian spirit nor d
they breathe the atmosphere of ten
perance, or justice, or fairness. .
patrolman in Alabama slays -a negri
iey Thugs in New York rob a well to d
resident of Harlem and throw him ix
to North river. Four young negroE
in Columbia release a freight car an
the result is a costly smash-up..
small -negro bdy in Columbia is ru
over by a motor cycle. A soldier o
the way to the encampment at Alke
threw a rock from the train at a negr
~st, workman which will probably cau~
the loss of an eye. There may be oti
er crimes in this same paper. Fra
quently the 'list is much longer bt
this is a pretty good list for one aftei
,noon paper. And the Recorder's coun
in Columbia was not reported in dE
Is this evidence that the world I
ds, growing better? Is this good too
for the soul? I don't know muc
about the newspaper gusiness and
reckon it is right to publish all thi
sort of stuff but really I can't see any
.ss, thing helpful or uplifting to the pec
ple in reading about all these crime:
I wonder how many people read tb
funny paper. I always enjoy Buste
Brown. The other day he and Tig
decided they would go out to see tb
;sunrise. Well, whether it was
d!ream or not it is the resolution t
Iwhich I want to call your attentio
and the philosophy it contains. I al
nd,' going to give you this resolution I
full. You know there are some might
good people .who don't approve th
funny paper. And then you kno'
there are some mighty good people i
ne, a way who don't approve a lot c
things. It may be for lack of abilit
E', to appreciate a good thing. But her
is Buster's resolution. Read it:
Resolved, That the sunrise with It
' glorious effulgence of light and colo:
with its awakening of bird's song
and busy life means another day ha
come. Another day means anothe
chance. A chance to forget yesterda
and commence all over again. For
me give yourself and others for the mis
of takes of yesterday and resolve tha
the today you'll be on time like the su
and happy and honest like the bird:
ca; that you'll shake the grouch and d
unto othters as you'd have them d
* day is a good honest day and it you
* use today right tomorrow will have
i;a,better chance for you. The world V
owes no one a living. If you've got
a chance you've got all that's coming
y to you. Its up to you.
a There is a lot in this. Put aside G
d your grouch and do as you'd like to be a
n done by. Use today right and tomor- rE
)f row will have a better chance. Take
.e less time in knocking and grasp the a'
)f opportunity that knocks at your door
every day. What more could you ex- a
r pect. And
f "When some one 'knocks' a brother, re
pass around the loving cup- N
r Say something good about him if you
it you have to make it up." is
d That's what we need here in New- SI
berry. When you hear some one say
ing something unkind of your town vi
or somebody in it, te
e "Say something sweet to paralyze the er
e 'knocker' on the spot
d Speak kindly of his victim if you know
the man or not." of
t When I can get that spirit expressed
by- the poet to prevail in this com- d
munity, then I'll build The* Idler's fr<
park. I'll have the hay and weeds cut p
off these vacant lots. I'll build an- at
d other cotton mill. I'll build a shirt
e waist factory. I'll establish a flour- fr
e ishing Y. M. C. A. and have - a T(
n building with all modern conven
e iences. I'll have a live chamber of v
s commerce and the fellow who doesn't
belong but stands with his ,.little gu
grouch and his little hammer and his M
little dried up s*i and "knocks" will
0 be so lonely that he'll move to Helena, vt
or to the place with the "ena" left off.
There's where he'll belong.
I read the following in some paper
r some time ago:
d I want the legislature to pass a lu
s law making it a misdeameanor, and M
e punishable with a sentence of from
t thirty days to six months in jail for vi
0 any man to buy a drink of any sort
of intoxicating liquor for 'any other a'
man except himself. In other words, M
to punish any man who "sets 'em hc
0 up." I also want another law that w
puts every man who advocates and Sf
s votes for prohibition in jail for six is
d months every time he drinks any In
toxicating liquor. .F
That's all right but yqu should
amend to put those prohibition ad- I
e votes who take a drink on
the chaingang, ~because 'the jails
wouldn't hold .'em and besides it
would cost too much to feed them. a
.Let 'em work on the public roads andb
t we would soon have good roads all at
over this State. o
I notice that a member of the Mas- W
s sachusetts legislature has a bill which G(
d he is going to introduce in the next an
a legislature with this title: ce
I "Every married man shall be. oblig- in
s ed to pay his wife a weekly salary an
-representing 10 per cent. of his in- lo
-come, to be used for and by her as an
. she deems best." The author is quot
ed as saying of his sill: "It ought to w<
emake every married woman happy.
e Women are more economical than
emen, and this weekly sum will give
ethem a chance to sho wtheir saving El
apropensities. Even on the small
amount paid them I am willing to
Swager- that two-thirds of them will
save enough so that by the time the th
children are ready for college the di'
money will be ready, too.
e "Then it will make the wife's posi- E~
v tion and attitude different. She will cia
n feel more independent and at the ea
f same time will have an additional in- Lc
v terest in the management of the home. ta
e "But the most important feature of th
the bill is this: In case of the death hi
or disability of her husband, under K~
this bill the wife will not be penni- eli
sless. She will have these savings to -
'fall back on, and the little sum, 10
sscarcely noticed as it was paid out to
the wife week -after veek, will assume
giant proportions when the wolf is lii
sitting on the doorstep." rig
t I believe if any one of the Newberry lpl
r candidates will put this plank in his th
, platform the wives of the county will ot.
o make it so warm for the husbands that bu
o 1- wi"~e s;rer~f &ec!or'. u
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
isitors in Prosperity and Prosperity
People Who Are Out of Town.
Prosperity, Aug. 15.-Mrs. Nettle
Ibson and Miss Sallie Harris, after
visit to Mrs. W. A. Moseley, have
turned to their home in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. J.- M. kunll, of Leesville,
e the guests of Mrs. J. M. Werts.
Dr. J. S. Wheeler has returned from
short stay in Columbia
Miss Della Bowers leaves today for"
)artanburg to attend the old soldiers"
union, as sponsor for the James D.
nce camp, of Newberry.
Mr. Thornwell Haynes, of Central,
visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Bowers.
Mr. R. H. Russell, of Columbia,
ent the week-end with relatives.
Miss Mary Wright, of Newberry, is
siting Miss Ellen Werts.
Mrs. L. A. Black and little daugh
r, Virginia, have returned home aft
spending a month in Rural Retreat,
Messrs. S. S. Birge and E. S. Kohn,
Little Mountain, spent the week
d at the Wise hotel.
Mrs. A. H. Kohn stopped for a few
ys in town on her way to Columbia
)m Williamston. She was accom
nied home by Master George Wise
d little Elizabeth Browne.
Mr. D. J. Taylor has returned home
)m an extended visit to relatives in
Mr. W. R. Elmore, of Whitmire, is
Ating his daughter, Mrs. E. B. Kibler.
Mr. Granville Wyche has as his
.est Mr. Robert Feagle, of Little
Mrs. Carrie Moseley, of Clinton, Is
iting relatives in town.
Miss Ruby Russell is spending a
3le in Columbia.
Mr. Coke Arial,- of Columbia, spent
day in town.
Mr. and Mrs. George Burch, of Co
mbia, were the guests Sunday. of
Iss Lillie Mae Russell.
Mr. Grady Goggans, of Newberry, is
iting Mr. J. P..Wise.
Rev. W. P. B. Kinard, of Epworth,
d Rev. John Paul, of Meridian,
[ss., are having an extended meeting
re. They are assisted in their
)rl by the excellent singing of 0. C.
evers, of Meridian, Miss, and pian
:, John Landrum, of Atlanta.
THER TAKES BULLET
FROMW PISTOL OF SON
Probably Fatally Shot in Attempt
ing to Save Life of Another
Hampton, Aug. 12.-W. H. Gooding#
d John Altman were seriously shot
Jake Gooding yesterday afternoon
the Crocketville picnic as the result
a quarrel between Jake Gooding
d his brother-inlaw, John Altman.
H. Gooding, the fatehr of Jake
~oding, rushed in between his son
d Altman to prevent trouble and re
Ived the discharge from Jak-e Good
's pistol just below the left nipple
d in the right side, the other two
ids hitting Atlman in the abdomen
Both men are probably fatally
MARRIED CAROLIN~A GIRL.
rl of Egmont Dies in London
Wife Was Miss Howell.
London, August 11.-Augustus Ar
ur Percival, eighth earl of Egmont,
ad today. 'He was born in 1856.
Before succeeding to the title of the
.rl of Egmont, he was in such finan
tl straits that for several years he
red his living as a member of a
>ndon fire brigade. He was the care
er of the Chelseatown hall, when
e death of a distant cousin gave
a the earldom. In 1881 he married
te, the daughter of Warwick How
,of South Carolina.
per cent. of her salary. See?
[f some of our streets would stay
e they are fixed they would be all
~ht, but you know what the Great
o says about the two classes of pea
3 go built houses and the fate of
a one and the good fortune of the
er. I am afraid that they way we
ild streets and roads around here
will have to be classed with the