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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
Serry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, August 23, 1910.
THE GOVERNOR'S RACE.
Several of the newspapers have
been urging the local optionists to cast
their votes for Mr. McLeod on the
ground that he is stronger than Mr.
Blease, and that it would be folly to
waste a vote on a losing candidate.
Even if Mr. Blease did not have a good
chance of winning-and we believe he
has-this is hardly a fair method of
campaigning. We believe that Mr.
Blease will be in the second race for
governor, and his strength is shown by
the method of campaigning to which
we have called attention.
Mr. Blease has represented Newber
ry county in every office within the
gift of the people of the county to
which he has aspired. As State.sena
tor for four years up until the session
of 1909, he was recognized as one of
the leaders of that body, and during
the last two years of his service he
served as president pro tempore. He
is now mayor of the city, and has made
a good mayor. He has ability, he is
broad-minded and public-spirited, and
he has made good in every position
which he has filled, and if elected gov
ernor he will give the State a good and
able administration, along business
methods-and that is what the State
As to Mr. Blease's platform, nobody
has ever charged him with inconsis
tency. But, aside from that, business
ability is what the State now needs
in a governor, and that we know Mr.
Blease has. . .
Mr. Blease has been remarkably
successful as a practicing attorney at
the Newberry bar. His success as a
criminal lawyer is shown by the im
portant cases in which he has been
engaged, not only in his home county,
but in many other counties through
out the State, and in the result of
these cases. And not only as a crim
inal lawyer is he successful, but the
records of the court here will show
that his firm, that of Blease & Dom
inick, have a very large and lucrative
and successful civil practice, which
will compare favorably with the prac
tice of any firm in any city in the
State the size of Newberry.
We believe that Mr. Blease would
make a good governor, and we hope
and believe that his home county will
pile up a big majority for him on next
All that Mr. Blease and his friends
ask is a square deal, and we hope that
Mr. Blease's supporters will not be
misled by the methods of some of
those who oppose him.
THE ETERNAL LIQOUR PROBLEX.
The taking of a drink of whiskey or
beer or wine not being a sin in itself,
there is no moral question involved in
prohibition, but the aim should be to
seek such regulations << such laws
as will be in the interest of temper
ance and for the benefit of society. If
the forcing of prohibition down the
throats of a community which is solid
against it will lead to murders and
other crmes of lesser degree, then pro
hibition forced upon that community
is a crime. We believe in temperance,
but we believe that temperance can be
secured only by first instilling into the
people a proper conception of the evils
of intemperance and not by forcing
upon a community a law which can
not be enforced and which will inevi
tably, if its enforcement should be at
tempted, lead to the highest crimes.
South Carolina today has only 'six
counties in which liquor is legally
sold. The others have either never
had legalized sale of liquor or have
abandoned it of their own accord. The
cause of temperance has been advan
ced by local option and will continue
to be advanced if we lea':e the coun
ties in control of their own affairs in
For these reasons, we believe in lo
cal option in South Carolina at this
time-1etting the present law alone,
and we believe this for the reason th;
we are convinced that it is in the ii
terest of temperance and sobriety ar
respect for law.
We can very well see how the lea
ers in the present State-wide prohib
tion movement could have advocat(
local option in the past as a step t
wards prohibition and there is no i
consistency in that position. But v
can not see how they can consistent'
charge now, they themselves in tl
past having advocated local option r
a step towards prohibition, that ti
local optionists of today are the "I
quor people." The great trouble wil
the prohibition leaders is that somi
times they go too far, in the enthu,
iasm of the moment.
The abuse of intoxicants is a grec
evil and can not be too strongly cor
demned. How to minimize this evil j
a question which ought to demand tb
attention of all good citizens. Bt
there is room for a difference of opir
ion as to the best method. There i
no reason for those holding one pai
ticular view to arrogate to themselve
all righteousness and all wisdom.
Even the prohibitionists are no'
divided among themselves, Mr. Brut
son charging Mr. Featherstone wit
inconsistency and Mr. Featherston
replying, and Dr. Cromer, of this cit:
and Mr. Grist, of Yorkville, and M
Wm. P. Houseal, of Columbia, an
possibly others coming into the dih
cussion and telling what was done i
the prohibition conferences.
If every man honestly for tempei
ance in all things would give ever
other man honestly for temperance i
all things credit for purity of motiv
and honesty of purpose in temperanc
work the cause of temperance woul
be greatly advanced.
HOW [ANY BUSHELS WHEAT?
A farmer asked The Herald an
News the other day how many busI
els of wheat were grown this year i
Newberry county. We could not at
swer his question. This suggests th
idea that there has been a revival o
the part of the farmers in growin
wheat. Some 30 or 40 years ago ther
were many farmers who grew larg
crops of wheat and nearly every fat
mer grew some. Latterly there we
very'little grown. The Herald an
News would be glad to have every faz
mer in the county who grew any whes
this year to drop~ us a post card statin
the number bushels planted and th
acreage and the yield. In this wa
.we might approximate the amount<
wheat harvested this season.
The promptness and willingnes
with which Mr. Jno. F. Livingstol
representative of the C., N. & L. R. E
agreed to handle the Red Men and Od
Fellows on the occasion of 'The buni
of Mr. Cook, and to stop both trains
Colony church, is highly appreciate
by these two orders and Mr. Childs,
president, has given additional ev
dence of his big heart and his desire1
serve and accommodate the peop]
'who reside along the road.
The Spartanburg Journal, referrin
to a recent card in The Herald an
News in advocacy of Mr. Klettner
friend, Mr. Cole. L. Blease, wants I
know who Mr. Klettner is. His ques
tion is fully answered in another co:
umn. Knowing the editor of the Joui
nal as we do, we know that if he kne
Mr. ilettner he would respect and at
mire hinm as a good and true citizei
which he is.
One week from today the first Den
ocratic primary will be held. The!
has been less enthusiasm in polti<
this year than for a number of year
past. The people are doing their thin]
ing and the great majority of Soul
Carolinians are going to vote for ti
men they think best fitted for offic
regardless of other influences.
A train on one of the trans-col
tinental lines that runs through Kai
sas City and is usually late was r<
ported on tim~e a few days ago.
The young~ mani who writes the pa:
ticulars concerning the trains at the
station put down his statistics abol
Ithis train: "No. G10G-fro:n the West
Then he wrote underneath: "Caus
THE IDLER. *
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In the conclusion of my last re
i- marks I was talking about how mem
d ers of the legislature, or even pros- t
pective members, might acquire fame i
by advocating the enactment of a E
chicken law semilar to the North Car- t
e olina statute with the additional pro- I
y vision prohibitiong chicken roosters I
crowing except at such tines as fixed by
statute and thus disturbing the morn- I
s ing slumbers of the inhabitants. This'
e may be considered as interference with'i
i- the personal liberty of the rooster, but S
h in this country now personal liberty 1
is a thing of the dead and glorious. c
past. Everything must be regulated.
by statutory enactment. There was a!
time in this land of the free and the'
Lt home of the brave when men and roos- t
ters could do somewhat as they pleas- P
ed when they didn't please to inter- c
fere with the happiness or the proper- f
e ty of others but that tiite has passed
t and we are now our brother's keeper- f
_ not so much by example-but by law. b
And why not regulate the rooster?
I did read the following, however, int
s some paper some time ago. But it was,
a New York decision. And yet it 1:
seems to me the lawyers in South Car- f
olina once upon a time-it may have!
!been in the long ago, too-would oc-,
1i casionally rely upon decisions of the!
e New York courts. but I reckon that't
time is gone too. At any rate it is
refreshing to know that there are a
few places where a man has a little
d personal liberty to do as he pleases,
- but you will observe that there is in-;
n timation of restriction because the -
decision says he may spree three times
a year. Some one will be ready to say
that should not be allowed and I have
y no doubt myself the man would have
n been better off if he had not spreed at s
e! all, but that is his affair. Here is the
d New York, March 11.-"Three times
a year is not too often for a gentleman I
to get drunk," said Surrogate Danielt
Noble at Jamaica, L. I today, in de- t
ciding a will contest where two broth- U
ers of the testator sought to have the
Swill declared void on the ground that a
ahe was an "habitual drunkard." Sur- U
.rogate Noble promptly decided the a
will was valid and gave the contes- "
tants a lecture. .t
The will was that of William Trest-d
er, of Evergreen, L. I., who left ant
e estate of $4,000. To one brother her
e left $5 and to another the same
,amount. The two sisters got the resi-'
d I have tried to improve my limited1
-opportunities and have really been a
rather close observer of men and we-!
gmen and so far as I could have tried to2
improve my opportunities. Of course
emy experience is very limited, but I
yalways did wonder why people after
Sthey married and had pledged them
selves to love and protect each other
all their lives were not, in some cases
of course, as polite and courteous and
considerate of each other as they were
Sbefore. Little attentions, little cour
-. tesies do not cost anything, but they
dgo a long ways towards making life
happy and pleasant--yours and others
with whom you come in contact-and
the folks at home. You old married
man and you young married man read
-If your wife does not love you as she
odid when you married, you must have
Sfallen off in your attentions. Remem
ber that a wife is only a sweetheart a
few years later, advises Charles Bat-;
. tell Loomis in the Delineator. Make
g believe that she is still your sweet
sWhen you go home from business
have the maid send your name up just
0 as in the old days. A wife likes these
little attentions, and if she is the right,~
1sort, she will send down word that she
will be down in a few minutes. Then -
put a five-pound box of candy in a pro- C
minent place and wait patiently. When C
you hear her coming, run to meet her, t
1and hiss her in a manly way as if you
had waited all day for the privilege.
Then give her the candy. If there is
but one chair in the room let her sit in2
it~ while you stand. Now tell her the
eevents of the day in the office in a
switty way, that will appeal to her love
.When the dinner bell rings, hand
h her a bunch of American Beauties,2
pull out her chair for her, and tie her u
enapkin around her neck yourself.
e, Then, with a low bow, seat yourself Ji
opposite her and begin to praise the
food. Ask her to make spQrightly re
marks, and laugh heartily at them.
- Urge her to tell you about the cook's
-doings. Just before dessert, show her2
the orchestra seats yo have brought4
for the opera for rhar nigh:.
Never light a cigar until you aave
t asked her whether she objects to
smoking. She may always say no; but
. there is no telling when the cem
might change and no gentleman will
c smoke when his wife objects to it. Give
he twie a much as she wants forj
Lf allowance and always forestall any;
equests she may be about to make.
In this way you will retain your
vife's love, and forever lead a Darby
nd Loan life.
Of course you ca.n't all follow that
o the letter, because you all haven't
Pot the money to buy theatre tickets,
nd in Newberry there isn't always a
heatre attraction. But you can fol
ow the spirit of the thing and treat
-our wife as still your sweetheart,
;hich she ought still to be, or you a-e
tot worthy of her. And then there is
nother side to the question. There
3 such a thing as a wife, with a bright
mile and a cheery word, makinA her
usband feel a joy in living when he
omes home after a hard day's work
Let's pass a law to require these
ings, along with the law I suggest
d to keep chicken roosters from
rowing. "Be it enacted," etc., "that
rom and after the approval of this
ct it shall be deemed a misdemeanor
)r .a wife not to smile when her hus
and comes home, or for a husband
ot to trteat his wife with the same!
ourtesy which he showed her when
iey were sweethearts." The punish-:
tent is a matter of detail. And then:
,t's appoint a commissioner to en
)rCe the act, and then a committee to
ivestigate the commissioner, ad in
nitum, ad napseam-as I read some
-here in a Latin book, once upon a
But that hasn't anything to do with,
ohn Mayes' Methodist church lawn,
'hich continues to be a thing of beau
v, or with that park, which continues
be a dream of the future. But it
; a dream that is coming true as sure
s you live, and that is pretty sure,
you are reading this,'because I don't
uppose The Herald and News has any
ubscribers in the other world.
It's too hot in the early part of the
ight to sleep with cover and you don't
Link about getting the cover
efore you go to sleep, and
etn you wake up cold in
le early morning-too early to get
p-and you lie there aad figure
rhether it would be .easier to get up
nd hunt some cover or to lie there
ncomfortable and try to go to sleep-I
t least I do, if you don't. What are
re going to do about it? I would like
> hear from the legislative candi-:
ates on this question. Why couldn't
ey get an ac 'hrough which would
egulate this matter and cut out all
aat inconvenience? Let's hear from
ou, Mr. Legislative Candidates. This
a very important matter and se
ously demands the attention of our
lw-making body. The Idler.
Where the Thrill Comes.
Critic (as the composer plays his
st piece)--Very fine, indeed. But
hat is that passage which makes
tie cold chills run down the back?
Composer-That is where the wau
erer has the hotel bill brought to
'To Keep Off Tramps.
Cityman-I suppose you have a
og on your place to keep tramps off?
Subbubs-No, but I have a horse
hat scares them away.
C.-A vicious horse?
S.-No, it's very quiet. It's a saw
ALE OF NATIONAL BANK STOCK.
If not sold before at private sale I
rill sell at public auction before old
ourt house, ten shares of Newberry
ational Bank stock, on Wednesday,
ugust 24, 1910, at 12 o'clock noon.
'erms of sale: Cash.
J. H. Cappell, Agt.
NOTICE TO DEAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given that we, the
ndersigned, jury commissioners for
fewberry County, S. C., will on the
nd day of September, 1910, at 9
'clock a. in., in the office of the clerk
f court, openly and publicly draw the
ames of thirty-six men who shall
erve as petit jurors at the common
leas court, which will convene at
ewberry, S. C., on the 19th day of
Jno. L. Epps,
Eug. S. Werts,
Jno. C. Goggans,
ury Commissioners for Newberry
County, S. C.
August 22, 1910.
Let Annie 0. Ruff~
iave your Laundry
done at the
lundles Called For and De
dr. Russell is NOT Working
Five-room cottage with five acres land just
outside the incorporate limits,' on the main
public road. A splendid place for a home.
32 acres of land in No. 6 Township, in a
good community at the right price.
Four-room cottage and stables with 46
acres of land within the incorporate limits.
Ten shares National Bank Stock.
Ten shares Mollohon Mfg. Company Stock.
J. A. BURTON.
Round Trip Excursion Rates
Newberry, S. C.
Chattanooga, Tenn., and Return - - $13.40
Account National League of Postmasters, Oct. 12-14,
1910. Tickets on sale Oct. ioth and 11th, and for trains
scheduled to arrive Chattanooga before noon Oct. 12th,
with final limit returning to reach original starting point
on or before midnight, Oct. 17, 1910. Extensions.
Richmond, Va., and Return - - - $12.00~
Account of the Grand Fountain of the United Order of
True Reformers, Sept. 13-2C, 1910. Tickets sold Sept. 11
'and 12 and for trains scheduled to arrive Richmond be
fore noon 13th. Tickets limited to reach original start
ing point not later than midnight Sept. 22, 1910.
Cincinnati, 0., and Return - - - $17-30
Account General Assembly of the Episcopal Church, Oct.
5-26, 1910. Tickets sold Oct. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10, 1910,
with limit to reach original starting point not later than
midnight Oct. 30, 1910
Knoxville, Tenn., and Return - - - $
Account Appalachian Exposition Sep. 12,-Oct. 12, 1910.
Tickets sold daily Sep. 10 to Oct. 12 inclusive, with final
limit returning ten days from, but n't including, date of
sale. See agents for further particulars.
Baltimore, Md., and Return - - - $16.95
Account Biennial Movable Conference of the Grand Order
of Odd Fellows (Colored) Sep. 12-17, 1910. Tickets on
sale Sep. 9 and 10, 1910, only good returning to reach
original starting point not later than midnightSep. 21,1910.
Atlanta, Ga., and Return - - - - $6.00
Account Sovereign Grand Lodge of I. 0.0O. F. Sep. 19-24,
1910. Tickets on sale Sep. 16, 17, 18, 1910, with final --
limit returning to reach original starting point not later
than Sep. 28, :910.
St. Louis, Mo., and Return - - - $32.00
Account Grand Aerie, Fraternal Or der of Eagles, Aug.
21-28, 1910. Tickets sold Aug. 18-21 inclusive, with
final limit to reach original starting point not later than
midnight Sep. ist, 1910.
Nashville, Tenn, and Return - - - $13.65
Account Brotherhood of St. Andrew of the United States
and Canada, Sep. 26-Oct. 2, 1910. Tickets sold Sep. 24
and 25, and for trains scheduled to reach Nashville, Tenn., .
before noon Sep. 26, 1910, with final limit retuirning to
reach original starting point not later than midnight Oct.
5, 1910. Extensions.
Atlantic City, N. J., and Return - - $22.45 -
Account National Encampment G. A. R., Sep. 19-24,
1910. Tickets sold Sep. 15 to 19 inclusive, with final
limit returning to reach original starting point not later
than Sep. 20, 1910. Extensions.
Cincinnati, 0., and Return - - -$
Account Ohio Valley Exposition, Aug. 29-Sep. 24, 1910.
Tickets on sale daily Aug. 28 to Sep. 24, 1910, with final
limit returning ten days from, but not including, date of
sale. See agents for particulars.
Unexcelled Train Service.
Pulhnan Sleeping Cars, Dining Cars, and Electrically
Lighted Day Coaches on all through trains. -
For detailed information call on Southern R.ailway Ticket
JNO.L. MEK,A. G. P. .., ALEX. H. ACKER, 'r. P. A.
Atlanta, Ga. Augusta, Ga.