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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
-Entered at the Postoffice at New
Mrry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, August 16. 1910.
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tion is paid.
It would seem that Attorney Gener
al Lyon could pitch his campaign upon
a higher plane than to refer to any
opponent, whoever he may be. as "it,'
and "this thing." etc., as he is reported
as doing in the campaign reports in
the daily newspapers. We understood
that the candidates had resolved to
eschew personalities in this campaign,
and surely Mr. Lyon, who has posed
as a great and good man, ought not to
have broken this agreement. Per
sonalities do not answer charges.
"The argument that Patterson
should be re-elected simply because
he is the Democratic nominee is
strikingly similar to the argument that
a Southern member of congress
should always be bound to that West
ern made Democratc platform. there
by always humbly serving the ragtag
and bobtail element typified by Bryan,
at no matter what loss to the South."
We were under the impression that
some of our leading Democratic pa
pers in this State and Democratic
statesman held to the opiniou that to
be a Democrat, one must be a slave
to every minor sentence in that West
ern-made Democratic platform.
The Herald and News publishes the
resolutions of the Abbeville Baptist
a%sociation on the Columbia State and
the State's comments thereon. We do
not believe the action of the associa
tion will help Mr. Featherstone and
it would probably be better for him
to be delivered from such friends.
The resolutions are unfair to the
State, but it is probably the irony' of
fate and a good lesson for the State
to be dosed with some of its own
medicine. The State is never fair to
an opponent and what .the State says
is true of the association and appli
cable to the State as well, "That
which can not be answered they con
demn. It is an easy but cowardly
manner of 'settling' the Questioa."
We are glad to see the State take
the position, and we hope that it
will practice it in the future, whent
dealing with those who do not agree
with it, or those whom it ha ppens to
oppose that, "it will be a sad day
for South Carolina when the appeal isi
not to argument and reason, but to the
brute force of the bludgeon-in what
ever form applied." So say w.e all.
Of course, we ought to vote for t he
best men for office, but what are we
going to do when the best mEn are
not running?--Anders on Mali.
There is frequently much tr'ith in
this statement. It is not always true
tht the best fitted men for the job
can be eleced if they run and the::
prefer to attend to their own busi
ness to being slaughtered.
That is an ex"llent article in an
other column by Maj. J. F. J. Cald-'
well on "Unwholesome Literature,"
and we hope every reader of this pa
per will read it carefully and thought
fully. We believe unwholesome litera
ture in the newspapers is doing more
harm than the trashy novels because
of the great number of readers.
Many newspaper editors will write
column after column of intemperate
stuff on the evils of whisey selin~g and
whiskey drinking while that same pa-.
per carries as its leading article~s dle
tails of horrible crimes. We do not
orotend to defend whiskey but it is!
well taver nnan nhlae 'rhe
from the reading of impure lieratur
is as hurtful as some of the othe
crimes which we see every day.
If the ire cream cones contai pois
onous matter injurious to health 'W
can not see the reason or the goo
sense of permitting their sale at al
Columbia has declared they are pois
onous and injurious, but permits th
sale to go on until the first of Jant
ary. That seems to be a queer de
rHE PARCELS POsT.
We print in anlother o n
views on the parcels voL :.whniom
adopted by the Newberry e atier
commerce. The News and Courie
takes nosition in favor of Th. parcel
bost. v:hile the Colu:nW
sents the other side of the ce.
We do not. see any comp:-on 11
tween. the parcels po. proposmo
and the express company to whic
the News and Courier refers, thoug
we admit that we arc not sufficiemJ
informed at this time to discuss thi
question. As we understat,l it. th
pracels post, if established, would de
*liver a package from Chicago or Nev
York on the R. F. D. from Newberr:
for the same rate that the merchant ii
Newberry can send that package ou
on the R. F. D. The distance in th
haul of express matters has somethin
to do with regulating the price and
as the Record well said. it frequentl:
happens that the same article can b
purchased cheaper from the loca
We believe that the people of E
community should trade with them
selves as far as it is possible for then
to do so. The department store i1
Chicago makes a profit on what i
sells. If that profit could be made by
the local merchant that much would
be added to the wealth of the commu
1 nity. We invite the. reading of the
two articles on opposite sides of this
question in another column.
The Re cord suggests that one of thE
best things to do as against the par*
cels post is to improve the public
roads of the community leading to the
trading centre. The same sugges
tion was made by President T. E
Wicker, of the Rural Letter Carrier's
association, at the meeting of the
chamber of commerce when the New
berry resolutions were adopted. He
said that the most effective weapon
with which to fight the parcels post
was the building of good roads so that
the people could come to town and do
their own trading.
Mr. T. Lake Cely, of Greenwood, is
visiting Mr. J. D. Davenport's family.
The Farmers' bank at Prosperity
as moved into its new quarters.
Questions to Legislative Candidates.
Editor Herald and News: Will you
please give me space in your paper
for the following inquiries to the can
didates for the legislature, as they
will only address the citizens at five
or six places in the county, and there.
fore, not more than one half of voters
will know their views on the import
ant topics suggested:
1. Are you in favor of biennial or
2. Are you in favor of five or four
judges in the supreme court of the
3. Are you in favor of increasing the
4. Are you in favor of the present
pension laws of the State?
5. Are you 'n favor of continuing
the State board of pensions?,
Pomaria. S. C., Aug. 13. 1910.
P. S.-Newberry Observer please
Matter of Comiparison,
"Miffins-What is the main advan
tage of Ruff's new shaving soap?
Settens-WVhy, it smarts the face so
much that the pain caused by the dul
lest razor cant be felt.-Chicago
Hinkey-Hello, moving? I thought
you liked the place?
Dinkey-I did untitl my landlady
insulted my ear for music.
Hinkey--What's the rumpus now?
Dinkey--Her son is learning to play
n the trombone and she asked me if
the music annoyed me. Music. vah!
NOTCE-J ha'; accepted agency for
Laurens Laundry company. I will
call and d'l'WI'r launrdry as usual.
L.eave all im:eka g:s at 11011 Jcflm
stone str.':: 'mn:s to alease. F. J.
F.t!DIElHS f(~HN C'O.NIESTF.
Farers Vion' Gives Three Priz(
Nuch lnterest-T11w ls
The County Farmers' Union Co:
e contest has created consid t.able i
d-zere' t amongst the farm.4 of -h
jounty. The union will give S-0
prizes; the first $25, the second $
and the third $10. If the fund shou
e be increased, the amount of each pri
- will be increased in the proportion
$10, $15 and $25, but only three priz
will be given.
The following are the rules gover
i!g the contest:
Yi Governi!n Farme -rs' Uidoin C.
it.uio:1 an~d who h:is con.tribu:t
something for the fund offered
s przes aind who grows an acre of cm
m , an( has enro!!'d his,;
c< T M2u;. F) V
Hrloway. may colm.1pete.
In awarding prizos 11he foi:
sis sa )C s: (a) Greate
2 yild. 70 points; (b) Best ten ear e:
' Mbit taken from acre,, 10 points; -(
e.st written account showing histo,
of crop and all expenses, 10 point
(d) Greatest profit on investment,
The amount of the yield and ti
measurement of the land must be ce
tified to by each man and attested I
at least three disinterested witness(
who shall be satisfactory to the coui
t ty secretary.
In estimating profits uniform pric(
should be used; for instance, $5 p(
acre for rent, 10 cents per hour f
work of each laborer and five cen1
per hour for each horse; corn SO ceii
per bushel as standard of value; i
1 judging the production of the aci
stover $10 per ton; one ton of stovE
being allowed for every 25 bushels
Prizes will be awarded in Newberr
in November. The judges will be s(
lected by the officers of the Count
A sworn statement by each man an
the statement of di*Lterested wit
nesses of the yield per acre; a writte
account of the history of the crop
a written statement of the expense
and a ten ear exhibit of corn take
from the contest acre must be mad
to- the county secretary at least te
days before November 1, 1910.
No . announcement of the yield b
the ju.dges shall be made before Nc
I bring fresh showers for the thrist
*From the seas and the streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves whe:
In their noonday dreams.
From my wings are shaken the dew
The sweet birds every one,
When rocked to rest on their moth
As she dances about the sun.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
And whiten the green plants undei
And then again I dissolve it in rair
And laugh as I pass in thunder.
That . orbed maiden with white fir
Whom mortals call the moon,
By the midnight breezes strewn;
And wherever the beat of her unsee1
Which only the angels hear,
May have broken the woof of m:
tent's thin roof,
The stars peep behind her and peer
And I laugh to see them whine anm
Like a swarm of golden bees,
When I widen the rent in my wind
Till the calm rivers, lakes and sea
Like strips of the sky fallen througi
me on high,
Are each paved with the moon an(
I am the daughter of earth ant
And the nursing of the sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocear
and shor (;
T change. but Ycan not die.
For after the rain, when, with nevel
The pavilion of heaven is bare.
And the winds and sunbeams witl
their convex gleams
Build up the blue dome of the ai"
I silently laugh at my own cenotaph
And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like E
ghost from the tomb
I raise and upbuild it again.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley.
One evening at tea little Tomm23
said to his grandmother: "Grandma
doyour glasses make things look big
"Yes, dear.' said grandma. "Why?'
"Oh," said Tommy, "I only thoughi
if they did maybe you'd take them off
when you're cutting my piece of cake.'
-..ew York A merircan.
* Y)UNG'S GROVE.
*3y F. W. Higgins.
is Young's Grove! Gee whiz, what a
crowd we had there,
L3 'Tis the dandiest place, just any odd
.e For assembling together the strong
and the fair,
And sweet as the sweetest of Zante's
Fred Deminick, the "graind worthy
h on his pOser1ns,
l his throat and did then,
n . ;ghten Thi boys in the
n That gas should be exuded, some
jve and some ten.
. the lii.i. but Fred, le
A-A( . hire his regard for the people
That he'wear himself out from his
sole 'o his hat,
T E'er he'd allow us to tire '-,m too
Wol. at it we went, and to it we clung.
e Each one,. the best reasons that we
had. did we give,
Y And the crowd looked on as if we'd
s] been hung,
- They'd enjoy it much better and
longer would live.
There was Samuel and Jenie of the
s And Schump and the Bishop of the
s (re) probate crew,
n Presenting their claims, some low and
e! some loud,
John Epps and John Scurry, one old
and one new.
y Then came the "bunch" of the jolly
Y First Bascom, the poet--then E. B.,
d Endeavoring to put the other behind,
Each watching teh other, with some
a -what of fear.
s Then Godfrey, the bold, and F. W.,
e IAnd Arthur and George, and John
nie M. T.
And Cyril, the boy who's surely gone
-Bout mid laden bread and blhnd
Last o~f the push came jolly old "Hub,"
-Who twisted the State-wides with
wrangle and wrench,
And showed us the place was.hiding
1 the rub,
As he poured- out the logic and fisted
Then dinner, ye gods, what a dinner
-No better I've seen where'er I did
Why, even George Mower and John
Taylor got fat,
And the balance hardly could toddle
"'Phone Out of Order."
SSound asleep dat 'phone is,
And me here all alone is,
A-tryin' fer to git de number..
Oh, Miss Central, wake from slum
What you reckin is de trouble?
Here I is 'most bent double,
A-holdin' de receiver to m' year.
Oh, Miss Central, wake and hear,
A minute, what I say.
'Taint no use fer me to try,
IBut seems la1t I could cry.
Oh, my! Hooray! Gee-whiz!
Miss Central, it's time you riz
'n listen what I say.
Didn't Waste Time.
"My father," said Chauncey M. De
pew "as a "rugal and saving man.
He never approved of the waste of
anything, including time.
"One night he went to a prayer
meeting. The brethren. were back
ward. After a wait of a quarter of an
hour my father arose and said: 'It's
a shame to waste all this valuable
time. .Will not some brother tell his
"No one rose,- and my father con
tinued: "Will some one lead us in
"There was no response to this ap
peal and my father said: 'In that case
I will improve the time by making a
few observation on the tariff."
)Iiracles Are Past.
Young Loveman-Dearest, would
yo be satisfied with a little vine-hung
cottage in the suburbs, where there
is no malaria, and a convenient trol
ley, with a willing, cheerful maid-of
all-work, who can sew, cook, wash,
Dearest-Stop, Percy: the days of
miracles ae onrrt-Cornell Widow.
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Pratt's Poultry Regi
Pratt's Animal Reg
Pratt's Hog Cholera.
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