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Entered ;v the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, February 24, 1911.
Owing to a break in the linotype
machine yesterday we are forced to
leave out some matter written for this
paper and will also miss some of the
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* THE IDLER.
The editor told me the other day- I
or rather sent me word-that several
persons had asked about me and my
health, and why I had not been hav
ing any "stuff" in the paper. Now,
that was very kind and unkind as
well-kind in any one to think of me
and to inquire after me and to desire
that I should write-unkind in the
editor to refer to my printed reflec
tions as "stuff." At any rate it makes
little difference to me what the'editor
thinks of what I write, for so long as
the people read it I know -he will want
to print it, and unfortunately it is true
of some editors and publishers that
they are ready and anxious to print
what the people imagine they want
whether it is best for the mind and
heart Jto have such "stuff"-a good
word for some of the mental food fur
nished by many of our papers. It is
due the country -press, however, to say
that as a rule a high moral tone is
maintained. I hope it may continue.
The press of today is more than ever
before the great educational factor in
this republic and in this age of pub
licity it is of vast and far reaching
importance that the ideals of the men
who control it should be high and
that they should be patriotic, unsel
fish, and non-partisan and broad and
big enough not to be governed and
controlled by little petty spites and
I have 'been meditating-yes, medi
tating. You know Mr. Webster says
that means "to dweal on anything in1
thought; to think seriously." And not
to talk so much. Another good 'auth
ority has said: "Blessed is the man
that dot:h meditate good th.ings." And
you will remember that away back in1
the early days we are told that "Isaac
went out to meditate in the field at
the eventide, and 'he fifted up 'his eyes,
and saw, and, behold, the camels were
coming." But when you read a little
further you will observe it was not
the camels that interested Isaac, but
one who rode On the camel, and when
she saw Isaac she alighted. Then
read on further that 'beautiful prayer
of David's in which he asks God's
guidance and support, when he says,
"I remember the days of old: I medi
tate on all thy works; I muse on the
work of thy 'hands." We need in this'I
age more meditati-on. We need to stop
and remember the days of -old. There ~
is a time coming in the life' of every
one when he will long for the days of
old 'and when he will feel the need of~
the gusidance and support of a strang
er ha.nd than can be furnished by this
world. The one thought I am trying I
to impress is' if the .people would medi- t
tate more there would be less selfish-1 t
ness, less grasping after wealth as the jr
one thing needful. You would find t
out how frail and helpless you ere
and that at last you would 'have to
leave it all 'and that ministrations to
the poor and needy and the exercise a
of a gentle charity would give more t
consolation in that day than yourrs
accumulated millions. 'I
Now, I want to see if I can't induce
the people of Newberry to meditate-~
to muse-to think-and to remember ~
that there is good authority for the c
assertion that "Blessed is the man
that doth meditate good things." Be.
cause so sure as he thinks good things t
so surely will he do good things. g,
There are 'many- 'good things that, d
could and should be none for Newber- t
ry and 'that would not cost any money y
and very little effort if all the people
would get together 'and cooperate.
That is the great thing needful-co
operation-a spirit of helpfulness. A o
realization that no man or woman is ti
absolutely independent it matters not t~
how much money he or she has. And c:
that no man can live to himself alone, a
I heard a man say the other day p
that he heard a man say that the trou
ble with this community was that if [I
any man undertook to do anything; b
here there would at once be a num- ti
ber of people who would shrug theirb
shoulders and begin at once to knock. t
I upp)ose the sameG is true of other j 1
communities of similar size, but it is fc
getJng time for us to rid ourselves of~ w
such a spirit.
In my meditations I was wondering
why Chief Bishop made inquiry of
city council if he sliould enforce the
ordinances of the city, and what the
ordinances were made for. And I was
wondering why the city papers had
not printed thE: answer of city coun
cil. It was all very curious to me.
I heard that one reason for disregard
ing the ordinance requiring all auto
mobiles to stop at the crossing of Cald
well and Main streets is that the ordi
nance has never been published. I
don't know what tne reason is but
any one who wants to, can see it vio
lated every day. This is a pretty good
ordinance to enforce. Then I heard
a man say that he heard another man
say that that other man said he sdw
a team drive up-on the public square,
and the driver take out his fodder and
hay and make a feed stable along the
side of the old court house building.
And that he expected soon to see the
watermelon wagons and wood wagons
blocking this square as in- the good
old days. That will take us back to
the good old times when Newberry
was known as the "court house" and
no.t as the progressive city of New
berry, The city that does things. Why
not do it? It would carry us back to
our boyhood days, in the good old
times before the war. We have the
same old wooden bridges alongside
the sidewalks and muddy and holy
is that a good wor-streets that we
used to have. Now, I believe that city
council is going to enforce all the
laws-of course with mercy and wis
dom and judgment and discretion.
Law was not all intended to. be en
forced strictly according to the letter,
but men charged with the enforce
ment of the law should be men of
sound judgment and cool nerve. In
other words, I believe there is good
authority for those who have eyes
not to see and those who have ears
not to hear, or words to
that effect. Chief Bishop is
a. man of long experience and sound
judgment, and of course he wants to
know from those who are in authority
Dver him how .much latitude must be
given that sound judgment 'and discre
By the way, I am proud to see the
editor has secured a promise from
Hayor Langford to put that light in.
P'riend street near the union station
i.t once. Why not do it now, Mr.
Wfayor? 'Do you forget that you 'have
een placed at the head of the city
~hat does things and does them now?
est you forget, kindly permit me to
-emind you that Mr. Webster-you
tnow him, he was a great man and
w'rote a great 'book-says "once" when
ised as an adverb means for one time,,
L.t some period of time, indifinitely, but
'at once" means "at the same point
>f time; immediately ; without delay,"
end illustrates it by the following
rom Shakespeare: "Stand not upon
he order of your - on, but go at
~nce." So, Mr. Mayor, I admonish
!OU to carry 'out your promise and
tand not so 'much upon the order of
our doing it, but put up that light at
nce-now. Why wait?
By the way, Mr. Editor, 'how are'you.
~etting along with The Idler's park"
thought when Mr. Burton offered to
tart the list with $500 there would
e no trouble to raise the balance.
'lease get busy and do it now.
~pring is nearly herse.
I have been so busy reading Gov~.
Uease's messages I have n'ot 'had time
o write. I am going to have somE
aing to say myself in the way of comn
aent as soon as I have time to medi
a.te a little more.
P. S.-I was down town early on
Sunday morning recently and I saw
hj street garbage car(and some hands
weeping and cleaning the streets.
'his is good and I want to commend
ie mayor. But, ge! whiz! did you
ee the sidewalks? They were really
lthy. It would take only a few mia
tes every night, especially on Sat
rday, for each merchant just before
losing to sweep the caewalk in front
t his store and you have no idea how
would improve things. Cooper a
on, a little labor by each one, result,
-esh, clean, neat sidewalks for Sun
sy morning. Try it next time and
ill me if you are not pleased w:th
murself. T. I.
Fo Enforce Fire Limits Ordinance.
Alderman Earhardt at the meeting
city council on Tuesday night, said
t.at as a member of the fire commit
~e, he wanted to know if city coun
1 intended to enforce the ordinance
s to fire limits, and if it was their
irpose to prohibit the erection of
ooder buildings within these limits.
e said that they were now erecting
ilildings within the fire limits, and
at so far as he knew no permits riad~
men granted. No Tormal action was
ken on this matter. but by unani
Ouls consent counlcu agreed to en-!
~rce stricrlv the ordinance against
ood en stro et'ir - ototnov ?is fi:VoyI
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~d and plain.
:e lined, gray and mixed
Ld Trays, Rolling Pins,
ad hundreds of other
ecessities and pleasure
ine of Rodgers Silver
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faction or money back
and Save the Difference.
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; summer- wear.
rery pair we sell.
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HERE ARE A FE
300 Acres. An unusually gooc
wooded. Just out from one of -
goo Acres. 331 miles from U
timber. It is a shame to price it a
io Acres. Only two miles from
lnd two out houses. * All for $1,2<
219 Acres. One mile from Sil
improved farms in the county. Ei
tenaiit houses. Going for $45 per
476 Pope St.-Two acres of ]an
Pope St.-One acre lot and
Nance St.-Old fashioned I
College St.-F'ive room hot
8o8 O'Neall St.-Seven room h<
2010-13 Ola-St.-Two homes wit'
8oo O'Neall St.-Store and barl
Hunt St.-Valuable dwellit
Reid St.-Four adjoining l
Drayton St.-L9t 50x150.
79 Acres, near Prosperity with
28 Acres right in the heart of toa
lots, or can be used as farm.
and Realty I
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Book on patents. "Hints to inivento1
"Why some inventors fail." Send r<
search of Patent Office records. Our.
Acting Commissioner of Patents,:and i
the U. S. Paten.t Office.
farm, well watered and
he livest villages in New
hitmire. 300,000 feet of
t $5.00 per acre.
Chappells-six room house
7erstreet. One of th best
ght room residence and five
d and nice home.
tome and large lot.
se and lot 50150.
>use and lot 50x150.
h good sized lots.
ig lot 104X150.
its, each 50150.
fine residence. Will sell
vni. Will serl as dwelling
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ANY IN THEIR
-s." "Inventions needed."
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Vir. Gireeley was formerly.
us such had full charge of