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ARDly ANDL 'NAVY fL S'.
Greater Modification of Reuirements.
The time has again arrivK- for a f
revision of the methods of oi ucting b
physical tests of certain of'ic- of the
army and navy. A general ra per
taining to army officers has been is
sued from the war department, pre
r- scribing the requirements for the
coming year. A similar ord.x is in
course of preparation in th pavy de
partment for the guidance jthe per
sonnel of the navy and n Lrine corps.
The army physical tes has been'
somewhat modified, an there is said
to be in contemplatifn a greater
nodification of the requirements gov- g
erning the naval and marine corps
This lessoning of the severity of a
the demand upon officers is wise and y
just. The physical test, as a demon- ti
stration of fitness for military duty.
has caused demorp!ization of the per- S,
sonnel, in that it has created wide dis- w
content and aroused much apprehen- in
sion. It has had a psychological effect
which must have exerted its influence ni
upon the efficiency of the personnel, tc
especially as there are not wanting cl
examples of the premature retirement of
of officers whose "disqualification" ,g
was based on an excessive and ex- to
traordinary standard, which overlook- T]
ed experience and other characteris-!' el
tics that should have counted for th
something against the inability to ride cc
or walk a stipulated distance within ar
designated periods. ier
So long as the physical test is pro-o
tected from becoming the disastrous o
cause of elimination-for the sake of of
promotion, however agreeable ad- r
vancement may be to junior officers, PC
impatient over present delays-there o'
s othing to be offered in objection
to the system; but when it is made sa
the reason and occasion of creating
vacancies by the process of retire- m
ment of officers who can not do athle
tic stunts on horseback and as pedes- O3
trians, the victims may not be blam- an
ed if they regard it as positively vi- ex
It is agreeable to note that the sur- Ul
geon general of the army and t"
surgeon general of the navy have in? es
terposed to prevent any such unfair.S
and unnecessary culmination. Those
officials have pointed out the dangers
of taking a commendable system to ar
extremity, which means hardship for
individuals and defeats the ostensible ra
purpose of the original plan, which ba
was to encourage and inculcate the p
habit of physical exercise. a
If some plan can be devised by te:
which officers can be kept in good c
physical condition, capable of taking c
t!ie field at any time in case of war,! se
s sstated inthe general order of hs
the war department on the subject, i
there is much to be gained by the
military-naval personnel. But it is a
absurd to lay down any hard and fast
rules by which officers shall abide in
maintaining that desirable state of
As for thle annual test or demon
stration, it should be considerate ofb
advancing age and avoid requirements bn
which make no distinction between n
the junior and the senior officers.
Then there will be no occasion to re
gard the requirement as a hardship
or an outrage upon the dignity of mili- Gi<
Making But Not Spending.
Smith-He is not rich and yet he up
makes a great deal more money than
he spends. t
Jones-How can that be? 0
Smith-He works in the mint.-Tit- Re
Must Go to Bed.
Howell-I see that the paper says se
that the treasury department an- toe
nounces that by washing paper money
it will last twice as long. i A
Powell-Yes, but what is a poor
devil to do w-hile als money is in the tin
laundry?-New Yo?k Press. d
"You don't seem to print the re
sits of the races."
"Yes, we do." said the editor of the '
Plunkville Palladium. "We have all m
the bankruptcy news."-Richmond hol
Not For Ladies Ears.
Friend-Now that you have been
married some time, old friend, tell mear
frankly your opinion on the marriage
Much-married 3Man (to his wifel
Just go outside, my dear, will you?- -
Friend--Is your baby strong? re
Nupopp-Rather. You know what ap]
a tremendous voice he has?
Nupopp-Well, he lifts that at fre- he
quent intervals, day and night.-Chi- an<
cag ws. - urf
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ITINERARY STATE CAMPAIGN. *
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Week off to attend reunion of Con
ederate and red shirts at Spartan
urg if desired on August 17 and 18.:
Anderson, Monday, August 22.
Abbeville, Wednesday, August 24.
Greenwood, Thursday, August 25.
Laurens, Friday, August 26.
Newberry, Saturday, August 27.
[ow Township Government Would
Help the South.
How much further advanced ou
'hole Southland would be if we had
ad township meetings at least oisce
year, gathering all the people to
ether to discuss roads and schools
nd taxes, and health matters and
ublic i:nprovements, etc.. etc., and
verything looking to public progress
Qd the public welfare. This is what
ew England has done for genera
ons. and her material progrss is
.rgely due to it; this is wha. de
Duth has not done, and our back
ardness is partly due to our not hav
g done it.
Once a year there is the regular ar
ial "town meeting" in each rur.!l
wnship or civil district in Ma5sa
iusetts; that is to say, all the voters
the town or civil district meet to
ther and all the business of the
wnship or district is arranged for.
ae township school committee is
ected; selectmen (whose duties for
e township correspond to those of
unty commissioners for the county)
e chosen; they transact all the gen
al legislative business for the town
ip. Assessors are named. Certain i
her citizens are named as overseers
the poor. Other men are named a'
ad commissioners. Other men com-;
Se the board of health, or the duties
this board may be left to the select
an. Registrars are elected by the
me meeting. Numerous other sial- i
positions are filled so that some
a.n of the township is designated for
arly every public duty; for instance,
e man is named as "fence viewer. -
d instead of two farmers having an
pensive law-suit about a line fence.
is man judges the matte* and set
's i once for all.
N'ot only are all these officers nam
for the routine work of the town
ip, but any question bearing upon (
e public welfare of the community
Ly be brought up and settled. This
seting has entire authority as to
tat the expenditures and the tax
te of th'e township shall be; it de
tes and decides upon the public im
ovements; it decides what road im
ovemnents shall be made, etc., etc. If
y new matter comes up or new in
'est develops in some old subject, a
rtain percentage of the voters may
11 another meeting, provided the:
lectmnen and regular officers dio not
ndie it satisfactorily.-Clarence Poe,
Raleigh (N. C.) Progressive Farmne r j
HIother-I wish Richard wouldn't
trry that girl, but I suppose he'll
ye his own way.
T'ather-I reckon he will just now,
t it won't happen again.-Savan
'John, John," whispered Mrs.
Igeley, nudging her husband.
'What is it?" he sleepily asked.
'There's a burglar in the house."
'What do you want me to do-get;
and run the risk of being killed?"
'No, but if you find in the morning
Lt somebody has gone throught your
ekets don't blame me."-Chicago;
Feared a Conflagration.
'I see they have been using kero
1e to rid these swamps of mosqui
'Yassi r," replied Uncle Rasberry.
n' I specs dat'll terrify 'em some.:
[eels kind of oneasy myse'f every
le I sees a lightning bug in dat
Watching the Miracle.
'I like to go to church."
'Well, its comforting to see one
.n keep so many women quiet'for a.
Even Webster Failed.
Yebster was compiling the diction
'But can you explain baseball so a
-1 can understand it?" we asked.
sadly he admitted his tone a failure
The Interest of the Game.
TWhy idn'r you get up before the
'ron comed 'ten?' " asked the dis
'I was a litt0e confused," confessed
\ an(nished pugilist. "I thought
was counting up the gate receipts*
1 I was listening for bigger fig
\de s3r irtupace.
The average South Carolinian is a
very busy man these days-too busy
in fact, to consume much time dis
cussing a point which has long beeii
setIed. That is why so little atten
tion is paid the insistent claims of cer
tain North Carolina newspapers that
one Andrew Jackson was a native of
that State. The weight of authority
undoubtedly agrees with the statement
Old Hickory often made himself, that
he was a native South Carolinian,
born in the Waxhaws, some 20-odd
miles southeast of Fort Mill. Of course
it is not probable that Andrew we.nt
to the trouble of locating the S'ite
lin, the day he was born to make
d-uobly sure he was a son of this
blessed Commonwealth. as some of
the Tarhell japers think he should
have done, but his own testimony
o"ght to be worth something. Certain
ly Andrew Jackson wa sa South Caro
linian, but if there were any doubt
about it. who of the million and more
sons of this Commonwealth now in,
the land of the living would care a filg?
Without half trying, the old Palmetto
State has produced bigger and better
men than Andrew.-Fort Mill Times.
The Rival Belles.
He-I really believe Miss Highup
:ried to cut us.
She (rival bel]o)-If she had tried
;he would have succeeded. Did you
aver see such a hatchet-face?-New
"Don't you think Charley Pawksley
s awfully original?'.'
"Yes, awfully. I introduced him to
Jary Smith the other evening and he
lidn't say it seemed as if he had heard
hat name somewhere before."-Chica
NOTICE TO OTERSEERS.
All overseers are hereby notified to
)ut their respective sections of roads
n good condition by September 1.
L. I. FeagIe,
The supervisors of registration will
ie at Whitmire on August 23, and at
Irosperity on August 24, for the pur
ose of issuing certificates of registra
ioni. W. W. Riser,
~hairman of Board of Registration.
Wanted, a teacher for Central
chool with first grade certificate.
~erm five or six months. Salary, $40
~er month. Applicants address either
'f the undersigned on or before Aug.
P. 0. Setzler,
J. A. Counts,
L. A. Sheely,
The undersigned will give a first
lass barbecue at Slighs station, on
lie C., N. & L. road Friday, Septem
er 2. Everybody is invited to at
end and en.ioy a good dinner.
J. D. H. Kibler.
E. H. Werts.
20 Per Cent Off
See Us, We will.
QUALITY AND STYLE
.trrival and Departure of Passengei
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday, July 17, 1910.
No. 15 for Greenville.. .. 8.51 a. m
No. 18 for Columbia.. ...11.57 a. m
No. 17 for Greenville.. .. 2.48 p. m
No. 16 for Columbia .. .. ..8.55 p. m
C., N. & L. Ralway.
*No. 22 for Columbia.. .. 8.47 a. m
No. 52 for Greenville.. ..12.56 p. m
No. 53 for Columbia.. .. 3.20 p. m
*No. 21 for Laurens.. .. 7.25 p. m
* Does not run on Sunday.
This time table shows the times ai
which trains may be expected to de
part from this station, but their de
parture is not guaranteed and the
time shown is subject to change with
G. L. Robinson,
Tn buyig a congh me'licine, don't
be afrai( to get Chambrlian's Cough
Remedy. There is no danger from
it, and relief is sure to follow. Espe
cially rrcommen(led for coughs, colds
and whooping cough. Sold by W. E.
Pelham & Son.
We will furnish a first-class barbe
cue at Fork's school house Friday,
August 26. Every body invited, and
the candidates are urged to attend as
this is one of the most popular cam
paign places In the county.
H. H. and C. L. Ruff
NOTICE TO TAX DELINQUENTS.
After being as lenient and indulgent
as possible toward delinquent tax
payers, I find that there are still a
number who have failed to pay for
the year 1909, both State and county
taxes and city taxes. In pursuance of
my duty, I shall be cbmpelled to levy
and make the money.
M. M. Buford,
Newberry, S. C., .Aug. 15, 1910.
SALE OF STOCK OF MERCHANDISE.
By authority given us in the will of
Edw. R. Hipp, deceased, we will sell,
as a whole, at public auction, to the
highest bidder, for cash, on Monday,
September 5, 1910, at 11 o'clock a. mn.,
at the store house of said deceased, in
the town of Newberry, S. C., the stock
of goods, wares and merchandise then
in stock belonging to the estate of said
deceased, a complete inventory of
which may be'seen at said store house
on the day of sale. The purchaser of
the stock of goods will be given the
privilege of leasing either one or both
of the store buildings from the day of
sale to January 1, 1912, at the month
ly rental of $50 for each building, the
lessee to pay for water and lights.
The undersigned reserve to themsel
ves, however, and to their agents, a
suitable space in one of the store
rooms as a place for the collection of
Mrs. Mary E. Hipp,
Jno. C. Hipp,
Geo. B. Cromer,
August 16, 23, 30.
E NOW ON!
on Al Furniture.
save you Money
How many people of means d<
money on land? Small investm
We have a few farms that oug
on their cost and at the same ti
in the next ten years.
No. i Is 170 acres four i
homestead and tenant house, ret
cotton, will cut 250,000 feet of ti
No. 2 219 acres good eigl
tenant houses, only one mile fron:
No. 3 900 acres near Whit
land is well timbered, and could
No. . 200 acres in Newberry
open, pleuty of good timbec, rei
cotton, all for $2;200, on easy te:
No. 5 300 acres near Reno a
$16 50 per acre.
No. 6 550 acres only three m
with an oil mill and a bank
homestead and several tenant hoi
being worked, all for $8,500. V
is worthy your consideration if y
good neighbors, has telephone in
present owner rich enough to ret
A five room house and two acr
worth $2;500 for only $2,000.
Four nice building lots on Ree<
attractive price. Two lots at Hi
two story house and three acres
We have numerous other prope
son and Greenville.
New South Rea
Herald and News Bulding, Newberry.
andwe have a fi
essaries required t4
thle hot1 weathler, s
> you know who haven't made
nts wisely made lead to large
ht to pay you a large interest
ne more than double in value
niles from railroad village,
[ts for 2800 pounds c' lint
mber, all for $2, 100.
it room residence and five
Silver Street for $45 per acre.
riire for $5 an acre. This
readily be cut into several
county with a two-horse farm
its for 1700 pounds of lint
good farming proposition at
iles from a prosperous village
and numerous stores, large
ises, 12-horse farm open and
ery easy terms. This farm
ou want a nice home. Has
the house, and has made its
es of land right in Newberry,
I street in Newberry at an
gh Point for $550. Large
)f land for $4,750
.rties in Greenwood, Ander
Masonic Temple, Greenwood.
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