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Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, March 3, 1911.
The Spartanburg Journal has pur
chased the Carolina Spartan and will
continue the publication of the paper
under the editorship of Capt. Chas.
Petty who for many years was the
editor and publisher of the paper.
We are glad to welcome Capt. Petty
back into the regular harness.
EQUILIZATION OF TAXES.
Members of the South Carolina gen
eral assembly, now giving some of
their spare time to the work of the
next session of the legislature, might
well consider seri6u,sly a bill now be
ing introduced inta the legislature of
North Carolina. The measure provid
es for an equalization of taxes, and
has been carefully drawn up. Judg
ing from the feeling which has ex
1pressed itself throughout this State in
-arious ways in the past few years,
there seems to be a sad need of somer
such legislation in South Carolina.
The North Carolina measure pro
vides for a State tax commissioner,
with a board of equalization consist
-ing of one member from each of the
congressional districts, and further
provides for -an equalization of the
tax returns. The legislature is now
so near an end, that ther sew little
prespect of its getting through at this
term, but nevertheless, the South Car
olina legislators may find in it an
idea .which may prove the/solution of
the itrobiem in this State.-Greenville
There is no aoubt that there is need
that attention be given the subject -of
the equalization of property assessed
for taxation, but the trouble is so few
of cur legislators give any attention
to matters pertaining to the welfare
of the State at any time except when
the legislature is in session and then
they have very little time.for research
and careful study. The tax question
is really the most imiportant one and
while we will never be able to get an
entirely equitable assessment, or rath
er valuation, if the proper means
could be devised great improvement
could be made in this respect.
The only thing that has been done
in the tax matter in several years is
to devise ways and means of increas
ing the revenue to meet increased and!
extravagant expenditures and appro
* priations by iadirect meteo is so es to
prevent an increase in the levy,. The
burden of taxation does not bear
evenly on all property and therefore
is unjust to that extent.
It is a big question and. needs care
* full and thoughtful study.
Speaking of people moving from
one town to another, wouldn't it be a
fine thing'if all the moss backs, the
'tight wads, the knockers, and the
leeches would take a notion to get
out and leave the town to those who
are willing to do something to help
build it -up ?-Gaffney Ledger.
And let them build a town of their
.own. But, you can't get them to leave.
They must.be a necessary evil in the
economy of nature. Every town has
By the way, did you ever see them
refuse to reap the benefits resulting
from the work of those they knocked
when the town moved forward in spite
of them? :
It isn't so much the amount of
money our State, county and city of
ficials spend as it is- the benefits the
people derive from the spending.
Economy lies in getting something
lasting and worth the money. A broad
cloth suit will cost considerably more
than a shoddy suit, but my, my, how1
the broadcloth outshines and outwears
the shoddy. This is only another way
. of saying that the money spent upon
our highways and streets is poorly
spent unless it be spent in building
permanent highways and streets.
Just what we 'have been preaching
for twenty-five years.
Newbe'rry city has wasted enough
mor;e) n atch wo:-k in the past five
years to have pave-d all the main
s:r mn the business section with;
bituiuluthic and the good work ofl
wasting goes merrily on. Permanent
work on the streets, if done under in
telligent direction, is the only kind
We have received the first issue of
the Vanguard published by the pupils
of the high school at Central, S. C.
The purpose of the publication is to
pull together for the school. We wish
the enterprise success, but it would
probably have served a better purpose
if the pupils of Central high schdol
had used the columns of one or all of
the established papers in the county.
We direct the 'attention of the New
berry chamber of commerce to our
Prcsperity letter. Read what the com
mercial league is doing and asking
your cooperation. The matter of re
locating the road between Newberry
and Prosperity has frequently been
discussed by The Herald and News
and if our memory is not at fault the
Newberry chamber of commerce at
one time appointed a committee on
this subject. It is important and if
the road ~were relocated it would be
worth more to Newberry than Pros
pqrity. Newberry should get bhisy
and do something.
The Greenville News of February
28, carried the following special from
New York, Feb. 27.-Syndicate man
agers today authorized letting at once
of contract for grading from Green
wood to Greenvi-11e, and locating per
manent line, Greenville to Spartan
burg preliminary to letting contract.
Ellison A. Smyth.
It will be recalled that some weeks
ago the people of Greenwood got to
gether and raised a considerable sum
to get the Southern Power company
to come into that town, and also toi
put up some of its terminals at that
place. As a result of this work, it
will be se6n that the contract will be
made at once for the building of, the
interuban line between Greenwood
Newberry ought to get busy and se
Cure this line to this point. There is
no doubt that in the' near future all .
of this up-country will be connected
by trolley, and .the communities that
do not get in on the ground floor may
come in 'after a while, but when they
do, they will be on br'anch lines and
off the main thoroughfare.
That is the trouble with Newberry
today. We have plenty of trains and
good passenger service, but we have
permitted ourselves to get off the maiu
line, and when we want to go any
where, we have to go somewhere else
Newberry had an opportunity 25
years ago of securing the Seaboard
Air Line, but the powers that control -
ed in that day rather made fun of old
Mr. Jno. Robinson, and said that 'he
would never build his road. He de
cided to cut Newberry out, and his
road was built, and is now one of the
trunk lines coming into the South.
Nebers ou'ld have secu.red t!bis
road, and if she hlad would have been
one of the largest towns in the Stace.
We sihould profit by experiences of
the past, and get together and do
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*THE IDLER. *a
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Four things a man mnust learn to do
If 'he would make his record true;
To think without confusion clearly;
To love his fellow-men sincerely;
To act from honest motives purely;
To trust in God and 'heaven securely.
--Henry Van Dyke. 1
I found these lines in some paper I''
was reading recently, and I think they
merit being passed on. Every line I
proclaims a great truth. To thinkI
clearly. How important. To love his I
fellowmen sincerely. How few do it.]
Did you ever stop to think clearly on
that, and, if not, please do and then 1
ask yourself if you love your fellow
men at all, and if you do, do you proveI
it by your action. Then 'another im- 1
portant question for you to ponder 1
over, do you -always act from honest<
motives. A very important thing tofi
engage your attention. But above all,!
do you trust in God and heaven se- I
curely. I just pass these few lines on
to you. Think over them; meditate
on them. It will do you good. 1
I'm powerful-th'at's the strongest
word I can think of just now-pc wer-,
fu! sorry to learn that there was no 1
quorum to be had at the meeting of
+e Civic association called for We- t
nesday afternoon. I am an optimist
~w "~ture. and T ~ ~ ~-...,',-.
the improvement of Newberry and th(
civic beauty of Newberry so long aE
the women were interested, but whei
they lcse interest and fail, I feel lik(
the situation is almost hopeless. I
will have to go off by myself and medi
ta:e some more. I suppose women'.
cl-ibs and societies and sewing circle.
ar;d so forth absorb all the time o
the good women and they conside,
these things of more importance thar
the civic beauty of their town. I won
der if they are satisfied with the ap
pearance of things around Newberry
Of course, I know some one is read]
to say that these things are not th(
concern of the women, but -you knov
if they would take a little bit of -rid(
in these matters the men would v ak
up, and then a :lot of these good wo
men have boys who are growing ul
here and their influence over thes(
boys is, or should be, very great.
The influence of woman has beer
great from :the beginning of time
when the morning stars sang togethei
Do you forget that it is recorded tha1
"when the woman saw that the trex
was good for food, and that it wa,
pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to bE
desired to make one wise, she took 0:
the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gavE
also unto her husband with her; and
hie did eat." Se that? "Gave alsc
into her husband." This first wo
man. . And what did he do? Did hE
say, "No, I am not going to be in
fuenced by you?" Nay, nay, Pauline
But it is recorded, "and he- did eat.'
And then, what dia the man do wher
the Lord called unto him. He did hidE
himself, but when -he was caught and
cornered he caime forward and mad(
answer: "The woman whom thou gav
est to be with me, she gave me of thE
tree, and I did eat.", See the point
That was the first woman and the firs1
man, and the last woman and the lasi
man are very much like unto them
You still possess that same influencE
and if you -would,- in Newberry, on'l
get together and devote just a we' hi
of your time in an organized effort tC
the civic improvement of your towr
there is no telling the possibilities be
fore you. But what's the use for mE
to keep on agitating? Is it wortt
while? I Im only one poor little od
creature with only a few more years
at best, and I do not :wn anything
and if the rich people are satisfied,
why shouldn't I 'be? There is one thing
I want to say -to the rich people, whc
iave made their mone"y by the labor
of the poor, there is a time comina
when you will have to leave it all be
iind you, and then the same authorify
Erom which I have quoted asks a very
prtinent <question, "What shall it' pro
Et a man if he gain the whole world?'
-or words to that effect-and you
now the rest. Now, I am not jealous
>r envious, but I do ifeel that the peo
le ought to get together and do
~omething to beautify this old town,
nd I am disappointed because I was
aying great store by the Civic asso
Apropos of what I 'have just said I
ead the following the other day in
~rank Stanton's column in the Atlanta
Grim Way of Getting Even.
The editor of the Parson's Sun gets
ven "with the deceased delinquent,"
"He never gave a cent to charity in
1s life. He used to whip his children
>ecause they would ask him for a pen.
iy to spend. He .made his wife make
ver an old dress and hat for five
traig'ht seasons. He wouldn't let his
yld father and mother comne out to
'isit him because they would eat too
nuch. When the olci man died Joub
~ay did his best to sEi~n 'his weal
ninded sister out of about 'half hb
~hare of the estate. But 'he's fixed
iow. Stingy a.s he is, I'll bet he woulo
~ive one hundred dollars this minute
'or a glass of ice water."
Now, some of you stingy old roost
rs who don't think of anything but
naking a dollar, and don't think it
vill help your town and who are un
villin.g to improve the appearance of
he city, just answer me, if you
vouldn't give two hundred dollars for
glass of ice water in that day? Now,
et everybody get 'busy and build that
ark and put *a nice little park in
'ront of the old- court house building.
f you do you will wonder why you
Iidn't do it long ago. It won't take
>ut a small bit from each one.
And, Mr. Mayor, have you put u:p
hat light in Friend street yet at the
mion station? Why not order the
sommissioners of public works to do
t right now. If you will and the town
s too poor to .pay for a light at so
mportant a place, where one is so
nuch needed, I will call for volun
ary subscriptions to pay for it for
'he balance of this year, as I notice
hat after this year the commissioners
tre going to give the town lights free.
ust think what an advantage it would
e and you will pay for' it for only
ine months. What maKes you hesi
T " +~ vr~vs~l dur
in,g thle past couple days, and I have,
been meditating, musing, thinking, and
in my medizations I have seen a vis
ion, and that vision plainly tells me:
that there is some mistake in the rc
- port of city council's last meeting as
published, for in my vision I saw a
beautiful coping around the public!
square in front of the old court 'house
building, and within were beautiful
tjplats of green grass, and lovely beds;.
'of coleas and little paved walks and
- sweet roses, and sparkling fountains,
and there were no wood wagons or!
watermelon wagons with loafing and
boisterous negroes hanging around,!
nor mules being fed within, and when
the people from the country came ir.
with their wives and daughters, theyl
beheld this lovely stpot and with one
accord they said: "Behold, this is good
to look upon. We are proud of the
good women of Newberry and .their
Jiusbands. We had no idea so ungain
ly looking a place could be transform
ed into a very garden of Eden, with
not even the sign of a tree bearing
evil fruit. If this can be done, we
I will go back home and beautify our
'yards and make our homes even more
attractive than this." And so, every
body wa- 'happy. Nay, nay, Pauline,
this present town council is too pro
gressive and too public spirited and
too sensible and has too much regard
for the eternal fitness of things even
to entertain a motion like that whi-h
would mean retrogression. Now, if
you don't know what that means look
it up. The Idler.
Skovgaard's $50,000.00 Hand.
It took Skovgaard, the famous Dan
ish violinist, thirty years to make this
To the ordinary eye it is not very
different from other well developed
han:ds. Yet it has the power almost
automatically to express thrqugh the
violin -the exquisite beauty and mar-1
velous tone-pictures which the play-.
er feels and s4es as he interprets the!
work of the masters.
Incessant training and the inborn
oul of the artist fashioned it. You
cannot make genius. But ge.nius and
the pow~er of untiring work created
this marvelous toll, now at last,
Iwithout this even thinking of it, obed
ient in every slighitest movement,
strong, tender, delicate, 'passion-ate, in
credibly swift, .to the Wonderful
dreams of the soul of its creator.
As an investment it represents a:
man's life-work. But it represent,
too, the inborn gift which no money!
can buy. Without .tha.t no work could
m.ould a hand like this band of a mas
That is why it is insured for fifty
thousand dollars. .
The above is an account of the val-1
uable hand of Alex Skovgaard, who
will play the violin for the people of
Newberr-y in the college auditorium
on March 16. The Skovgaard Concert
party is an attraction separate from
the regular lyceum course. Price for
admission will be 75 cents. The en
tertainment wil.l begin promptly at
8.30 o'clock. Let everyone decide now1
to take advantage of the privilege of
hearing Skovgaard, who is classed by
the world's foremost critics as being'
equa1 to "Ole Bull."
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons holding demnands against1
the estate of Owen McR. Holmes, de
ceased, are hereby r'equired to render
and establish their demands before
me on or by the 20th day of March,
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and strength and appeLite fail. This
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and to expel poisons from the blood.,I
"They are the best blood purifier,"
writes C. T. Budahn, of Tracy, Calif.,
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your health. Tr'y them. 50c. at Win.
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Now is the time to subscribe to The
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The Way You R
125 Acres. Six room dwellin
houses, and 8o acres in cultivati
tween Newberry and Jalapa,
390 Acres. Just out from ot
county. Old fashined homes
$17.50 per acre.
io Acres. Only two miles f
room house. $1,200.
70 Acres. -Close to small 1
ments. 'Ask for particulars.
120 Acres. Well watered ai
Going at a bargain.
Co.Main and .Aolmes St.-(
homes in the city.
-- College St.-Five room
-+ Nance St.-Old fashione
for boarding house.
8o000''Neall St.-Store and I
808 0' Neall St.-Seven room
-Reid St.-Four adjoining
--Main St.-Fine dwelling
business portion of city.
-Friend St.-Two adjoinin
.-Drayton St.-Lot 5cx150.
79 Acres, niear Prosper-ity w
28 Acres right in the heart of
lots, or can be used as farm.
Two goo~d dwellings. Good
together oi- sepoiately.
E. HI. Aul, President. P
Tannual meeting of the stock
ors of the Security Loan and In
etent company will1 be held Thurs
ay arch 9th, 1911, at 5 o'clock p.
inthe office of the company, New
r, S. C.
J. N. McCaugbhrinl,0
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