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berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, January 10, 1911.
_Newberry: The city that does things.
The legislative mill will begin grind
Lefs not forget about getting into
ievaberry county that portion of the
"'Dutch Fork" of Lexington which has
not voted to go into Richland. New
berry has every advantage to offer,
and the acquisition of this fine terri
ory, with its substantial citizenship,
would be a great thing for Newberry
If everybody in Newberry will get
together and work for Newberry dur
Ing the year 1911, it will be the best
year in the history of the city. And
:one of the best ways to begin is to
align actively with the chamber of
-commerce, which has been and is do
ing a great work for Newberry, but
which could do a much greater work
-with a larger and more active member
Ahip, and more co-operation.
'It seems probable that Hon. Mendel
L. Smith will have no- opposition for
'the position of speaker of the house.
The house will be fortunate in having
Mr. Smitlh as its presiding officer. Mr.
Whaley, of Charleston, retiring speak
-er, was not a candidate for re-election
to the house. Mr. Whaley made a
most excellent speaker. In fat, strong
-men and -able parliamentarians have
been the ru"e speaker of the South
Caroliia -house of representatives for
MARRIAGE LICENSE LAW.
The pressing heed of a marriage'li
ecense law has been very strongly dem
onstrated lately. It has been urged
that a law of this kind would be a step
towards a divorce law, but we fail to
see any . connection between the two.
1t would seem to us that a marriage
~ioense law would be only another and
eeded safeguard thrown around the
n arriage contract.
In bis campaign the past summer
Governor-elect Blease very strongly
urged the passage of either a marriage
c~iense lasw or the registration of all
mrarriages in the offlue of the clerk of
court in the county in which the mar
riage occurs. We hope and are satis
lied the, new governor will ~bring this
matter very strongly to the attention
of the general assembly.
* ?Tresident 'nlley in his address to
the chamber of commerce when here
recently had the correct idea on the
* qiuestion~ of public roads, and it was
-an endorsement of the plan agitated
by The Herald and News for many,
many years. There can be no ques
tion of. greater moment to the people
-of this section than the improvement
:and the building of public highways.
' This must be done by the payment of
* m~oney for the labor and not under the
system of warning out hands, and*
--even if the hands worked to be in
-dharge of men who are not expert road
builders, and even if they were, with
no tools and machinery, could accom
plish butt little.
The money for roads must be rais
ed by taxation and a commutation ta.x,
but it is useless to raise it, unless its
.expenditure is placed in the hands of
an expert road builder, and that is
wvhat Mr. Finley advocated, and-what
~The Herald and News has been ad
;oating for many years, and also the
snain idea of the bill proposed by the
~com.mittee from the chamber of comn
ineree and endorsed by the meeting
of inspectors and others held here re
THE PINK EANHLIN CASE.
The following from the Columbia
D)aily Record is logical, and is well
and forcefully daid:
"Governor Ansel has used the par
-don power rarely during his four
years in office and while he has in
-' several cases taken a view that did not
to us seem justified by the facts it is
not to be denied that he has acted with
thbe utmost care and with regard tc
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t'ce. In the Pink Fr lnliin cnsc, h
conslusions do not appear to be sup
ported by the facts which he relate.
in his decree or decision.
"If Constable Valentine, holding
valid warrant, had a legal right t<
invade the negro's home arid effect hi
arrest by force, the killing of Valen
tine was murder and his slayer shoul
"If Constable Valentine, holding 4
warrant valid or invalid, had no lega
right to invade the negro's home an
effect his arrest by force, the negi'
had a legal right to resist such un
lawful entrance and in killing th(
constable he was justified, and shoult
therefore go free.
"If guilty,- the negro should hang;
not serve a life term in the peniten
tiary. If not guilty, he should neithei
hang nor serve a life sentence.
"There is no manslaughter in th(
case; even if there were, the penalt3
for manslaughter is not life impris
onment but imprisonment from two t<
"Pink Franklin, no matter the coloi
of his skin, should either hang or g(
free. That is all. there is to the kill
ing of the constable."
ROADS AND RURAL DELIVERY.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gener
al DeGraw, who has charge of the ru
ral free delivery service, has sent a
letter to the postmasters in which hE
gives warning that unless the roads
are kept in good condition rural routes
along those roads which are not kepi
in good condition will be discontinued.
Pastmaster General DeGraw directs
the postmasters to inform themselves
of raad conditions and keep watch on
the amount of attention paid to then
by local authorities. "If imprevements
are necessary, in the opinion of thE
postmaster, he is directed to bring thE
matter to the patrons of the road,:and
also the local authorities. If, after
a reasonable time, needed .improve
aents have not been made, he is or
dered to notify the postoffice depart
ment officials, and the service will bQ
"The department is not im.mediately
oncerned in elab'orate road improve
ments," says Mr. DeGraw, "but in the
interest of the best service to the
reatest number, it must insist upon
roads being kept in good repair."
It ought not to be necessary for this
warning. to be given, but the fact is
hat in this section, and we suppose in
any other sections, the people do not
seem to realize the g'reat importance
and the great saving of good roads.
'. DeGraw's warning a.ught to b
eeded 'by the patrons of the routes,
ad by all the people of the counties
and we hope that Newberry county
will not let any of her rural routes be
aolished for this reason. Nothing hbas
:one more for the advancement of
this section of the couditry in recent
years. than the 'establishment of rural
rouf.es. In fact, we don't see how we
could get along without them now.
We have been urging the building o:
good roads so long and so pers,istently
that we deem it hardly necessary ti
say anything more in this conn'ectior
than to urge all our readers to consid
er thoughtfully the letter of Mr. De
Mr. DeGraw also asked the postm)as
ters to urge upon residents on rura
delivery routes the advisability o0
painting their mail boxes and posts
white and of inscribing their namei
upon the 'boxes in large bla.ck letters.
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* THE IDLER.
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THE IDLER.. ..... ... ... ....
I believe it was President Taft, wh<
said in one of his lay sermons,; i:
speaking of the importance of th
churches working together: "I thin:
we have reached the time when tha
churches are growing together. Whe1
there is less bitterness of demonina
tional dispute 9.nd that no matter wha
creed we may follow, the churches ar
beginning to reali'ze that they mus
Istand shoulder to shoulder in the- con
Itest for righteousness; that we al
stand for the fatherhood of God an
the brotherhood of man."
That may be all very true. I hope
is. It is very pretty. The denomina
tions may be working together, bi
Iare the in'dividual members workin
together and do they really reali2
*the great benefit of the brotherhoc
of man There are a great many fra
ternal organizations in this day an
I presume the basic principle of a
! these or~ra iza~~'ns is for a closer fr;
in Cistress. Do th-- rey practie'
- it? Are we really growing better and
realizing that the greatest good we
can do is to help a brother? 0, I
S 't mean to give him money, but to
) give him a helping hand and a cheer
ing word. Have we time for an1y
- thing like that? Do we take more de
I light in kicking a fellow down the hill,
than we do in reaching down and try
L ing to lift him up and helping him to
I a higher and better life? Do we? If
I not are we growing better? Don't you
> say, "Business is business," and when
- you get a poor fellow 'in your grip
don't you grind him between the up
per and the nether millstone? And
then you go to church and put your
money in the church collection and
the man who pays the most isn't he
the biggest man in the church? Isn't
the dollar the idol of the age and
doesn't it cover a! multitude of sins?
r Maybe we are growing better. I hope
we are. But sometimes-well, no, I
won't say it.
President Taft says further, in this
> same address: " I am an optimist. I
- believe we are much better today than
we were 50 years ago, man to man. We
'believe we are more altruistic and
more interested in our fellowman than
-we have been at any time in the last
50 years. Of course you hear. from
time to time of' instances of selfisiness
and greed, but' the only reason these
instances are given prominence is be
cause we condemn them the more and
believe that in calling attention to
them they will be made more and
I am an optimist myself. But I am
not blind and I do not believe in al
ways saying the former days were
better .than thes'e. But stop a minute
in your insane desire to get rich, and
look around you, and answer me truth
fully, if you do not see every day in
stances of selfishness and greed -that
will make you sorter doubt-well, no,
I won't say it. Read thedaily papers.
The news columns.* We need to get
shoulder to shoulder as men and in
dividuals and give every fellow a
chance. With our creed, "Business is
business," we need to mix a little sen
timent. We need to remember our
brother in distress. We need to re
member that there are some mighty
valuable things in this life and the
one that is to come that you can't buy
with money. But let us not only hope
and believe that the world is - growing
better, man to man, but get busy and
make it so.
I some'timies like t'o read poetry. Do
you ? I think maybe I,have printed the
following lines in this column before,
but it will bear reprinting and comes
in good in connection with what I
have here written. If you will follow
the sentiment it will contribute ma
terially to the making .of the world
better as well as to your own hapi
"I' ye -noticed wheni a fellow dies, no
matter what he's been
A saintly chap or otie whose life-was
darkly steeped in sin
His friends forget the bitter words they
spoke but yesterday,
And now they find a multitude of pret
try things to say.
I fancy when I go to rest some one
will bring to light
Some kindly word or goodly act long
buried out of sight;
But, if it's all the same to you, just
give to me instead
The bouquets while I'm -living and the
Iknocking when I'm dead.
Don't save your kisses to imprint upon
my marble brow,
While countless maledictions are hurl
ed upon me now;
Say just one kindly word to me while
I mnourn here alone,
And don't save all your eulogy to
carve upon a stone.
What do I care if when I'm dead the
Gives me a write-up, with a cut in
mourning borders set;
h t will not flatter me a bit, no matter
-what is said,
So kindly throw your bouquets now
and knock me when I'm dead.
It. may be fine, when one is dead, to
have the folks talk so,
To have the flowers come in loads from
-i relatives, you know;
tImay be nice to have these things for
those you leav'e behind,
t ut just as far as I'm concerned, I
Ireally do not mind.
1 Im quite alive and well today, and
while I linger here,.
Lend me a helping hand at times-give
me a word of cheer.
it Just change the game a little bit; just
- kindly swap the decks,
t For I will be no judge of flowers when
g I've cashed in my checks."
e-L. E. Tinker~ in New York Sun.
- Then, I was thinking, too, of the fel
d low who could find nothing to do. I
11 want to commend to mim the fn i~"n2
ing. I ha'.e read thnem mysef a Iu1
ber of times and feel better after
wards. If you will heed the sentiment
you will contribute your share to mak
ing the world better:
If you can not on the ocenn, sail
among the swiftest ','
Rocking on the highest billow, laugh-:
ing at the storms you meet,
You can stand among the sailors, an
chored yet within the bay,
You can lend a hand to help them as
they launch their boats away'
If you are too weak to journey up the
mountain steep and high,
You can stand within the valley, while
the multitudes go by;
You can chant in happy measure as
they slowly pass along.
Though they may forget the singer,
they will not forget the song.
If you have not gold and silver ever
ready to command;
If you can not to the needs reach an
ever open hand;
You can visit the afflicted, o'er the er
ring you can weep,
You can be a trrte disciple, sitting at
the Savior's feet.
If you can not in the conflict, prove
yourself a soldier true,
If, where fire and smoke are -thickest,
there's no work foi' you to do,
When the battlefield is silent you can
go with careful tread,
You can bear away the wounded, you
can cover up the dead.
Do not then stand idly waiting fol
some greater work to do;
Fortune is a razy goddess; she will
never come to you,
Go and toil in any vineyard; do not
fear to do or dare;
.If you want a field of labor, you can
find it anywhere.
-Mrs. Ellen H. Gates.
I read somewhere the. other day the
following. It was headed, "The Sta
"I always see, that old chap sitting
around, with a tired look. , What's the
trouble with him?"
"The trouble with that .man, my
friend, is this: Forty years ago some
One told him that the world owed him
a living, and he has been waiting
patiently for the world 'to come and
You may make the application. But
had it ever joccurred to you that you
might apply it to a town or a commau
nipy as well as an individual. You
are not going to get anything in this
age by sitting around and waiting.
By the way what about The Idler's
Park? Don't sit arouind and wait,
those of you who are going to help
me. We must get busy and get busy
right now. The Idler.
For His Sae
"My husband begged me
to'take Cardui," writes Mat
tie L. Bishop, of Waverly,
Va., "and for his sake 1 a
greed to try it. Before I had
taken 1 bottle, I felt better.
"Before taking Cardui I
suffered ' miserably every
month and had to go to
bed until it wore off, but
nowil am all right"
The Woman's Tonic
You -know Cardui will
help you, because it has
helped others v a were
in the same fix as you.
It is not only a medi
cine for sick women, but
a tonic for weak women.
S Being made from mild,
Igentle, vegetable ingredi
Ients, it is perfectly harm
less and has no bad.
Cardui can be relied
upon to help you..
Try it today.
At all druggists.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL )[EETING.
The annual meeting of the :stock-I
holders of the National Bank of New
berry, S. C., will be held in the office
Iof the bank at Ne.Wherry on Tuesday,
January 10, 1911, at eleven o'clock,
for the purpose of electing directors
for the ensuing year and- for transact
ing any other business that may come
before the meeting.
R. D. S h
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some. ne of the niany pe
have your Insurance w~ith~
Place your property on 01
sured of a speedy and sa
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tisfactory buyer. These
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