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Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, April 7, 1911.
PARKS IN ATLANTA AND MEMPHIS
It is well for the people of Atlanta
to bear thoughtfully in mind the com
parison between the park policy of
Memphis, Tenn., and our own city, in
stituted in a recent statement by Gen
eral Manager Carey, of Atlanta's park
Last year, Atlanta expended for
maintenance and expansion of her
system of playgrounds and parks the
sum of $58,470.
Within the same interval Memphis
invested for the same purpose $399,
Atlanta is the second city in the
Memphis is the fourth.
- Yet Memphis spends several hun
dred per cent. more on an important
department than Atlanta.
Energy and wise management have
thus far prevented the discrepancy
from being manifested too blatantly.
These factors cannot be depended up
on to indefinitely take the place of a
liberal policy of expenditures.
Every dollar put in parks or play
grounds is a health investment bound
to return inestimable future dividends.
That reflection should spur th "At
(lanta spirit" to find a way to raise
the revenue necessary to bring our'
park and playground system to the re
quisite standard. We already have an
ample foundation. The superstructure
should be a mere matter of energetic
We print the above to show to our
people what other and larger commu
nities are thinking and saying about,
park propositions. Newberry has the
opportunity now to have one of the
prettiest and most delightful parks of
any city of its size in the country, and
at a~ minimum of cost, and we hope
that there is sufficient civic pride in
Newberry to respond promptiy and
'heartily to the effort now being made
to secure this park.
It is gratifying to learn that the Co
is to come by Lexington. Tha,t this
route will be chosen there seems to be
but little doubt. ' Col. Elbert H. Aull,
of Newberry, who is taking a very ac
tive interest in' the matter, sca tedI
while here on Friday that this is by
far gthe best and most feasible route.
This highway will mean much to this
county. It can not help but crea>te
more interest in the d'evelopment of
all our roads, and that is 'what is need
ed. Anything that tends to arouse
the people to the importance of better
highways will redound to the county's
lasting good. ..~
The proposed highway will run
through, the town of Chapin by way
of the new steel bridge at Wyse's
ferry. Col. Aull stated that this. road
is now in excellent condition, and was
warm in his praise of the good work
done by the chaingang at the new
steel bridge.-Lexington Dispatch.
We do not know that the route via
Lexington will be selected but if the
supervisor of Lexington county wi'
carry out the program which we un
derstand 'he has agreed to do, there is
little doubt that most of the automo
bile travel between Columbia and
Greenvi'lle will be via Lexington. The
distance is only four miles more, and
if the road to Ohapin is put in god
condition it will really be a better
road than can be made of the road via
Spring Hill, but the supervisor has
agreed not only to build the road fra>m
Lexington to Chapin, but also the road
from Chapin to Columbia via Spring
Hill, and if this is done then the peo'
pie who travel can have the choizn of
There are no streams to c"oss on
the Lexington route, and thiere are
very few hills and there is a ce>
phone line along the road which would
*make it easy to get in communica,i2n
with other points in case of accidlent,
and beside there is a garage at Liex
The road was in very good condi
tion considering that it seems to have
had no work in a long time an1 ver:
little work can make a sole'idi-l road
of it. It is neither h avy sand or
clay, but the road bed is composed oi
small gravel, and all tha.t is ne;:ded
is to widen it, shape it uy ae.d prcn
erly drain it.
We hope thai +~; .~ 4. Wdl ~'r',
Supervisor Langford reminded of his'
promise to work these roads at once,
and if we can be of any assistance to
him, we will be pleased to render it..
MR. LEVER'S ASPIRATIONS.
It is understood that Mr. A. F. Lev
er, congressional representative from
the seventh district of South Carolina,
was not made chairman of the agricul
tural committee, to which positimi 1
had aspired, because in a previous ses
sion of congress, he had voted in fav
or of a mild protection of the lumber'
Mr. Lever is probably as substan
tial a Democrat as South Carolina has
in congress, and it appears he has
even high-er aspirations than that of
being chairman of the agricultura]
Representative Lever has among his
immediate constituents, as 'well as in
other sections of the State, a goodly
number of lumber manufactur
ing industries. In doing what
he conceived to be best for
their interests, as well as for the peo
ple at large in this section or the
country, he cast his vote for a d-aty o~
Umber which wourld give some pro
tection to the lumber manufacturing
interests of the State. There is .
great difference between the high tar
iff schedule now in force under Re
publican rule, and a low duty ained
for the protection of manufacturing
interests where no injury is worked
to the consumer. Blind opposition to
every measure that smacks of protec
tion to manufacturing interests would
probably not be considered good
Democratic policies now, in view of
the rapid strides which every portion
of the country, and especially the
South, is making .ina the development
of the manufacturing industries. Care
ful statesmen will discriminate be
tween a mild protection and a high
tariff which makes the cost of liying
a burden to the average consumer, and
it seems that this is exactly what Mr.
Lever did in casting his vote for the
duty on lumber. No stig1na of re
proach should be attached to his ac
tion in. this connection.-Greettville
We agree with the Greenville News,
and we do not think it is just to Con
gressman Lever to make the critic
ismis of him which have been made by
some cf the newspapers of this State.
The Democratic platform is not a free
trade platform, as we understand it,
but the Democratic doctrine is a tariff
for revenue and not a tariff for pro
The small tariff pla,ced upon lum
ber does not affect the price of lum
ber in this section of the country, and,
therefore, is not.,a tariff for protec
tion, and, in fact, is the smallest rate
in the tariff bill.
We do not think that his vote on
this question had anything to do with
his failure to receive the position as
chairman of the committee on agri
culture. Congressman Lamb, of Vir
ginia, outranked Mr. Lever in this
committee, and 'had been in congress
longer, and it was natural that he
should be given the position.
It is true that Mr. Lever has been a
very active member of this commit
tee, and the fact that 'he is named
second on 'the committee indicates rec
ognition of his service.
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* THE IDLER. *
Park for Orangeburg..
Orangeburg, Aprill 1.--The Grange
burg Civic league has obtained the
privilege of using the large vacant lot
between Orange court and Glover
street for a park. This property will
be put in go"d -''' r:ght away andJ
equipped with chairs, benches and
swings. Flowers and shrubbery are
to be planted by the league.
The only place, besides the streets
of this city, for children to go in the
afternoons is the court house' square,!
which is too dusty for children.
The women~ are anxious to receive
contributions to aid them in their
work. This beginning is expected to
end in a permanent park for Orange
burg, though it may be located in an
other section of the city.
Did you read this in the da:ily papers
Sunday. Wonder if it is an April fool?
Now, Newberry has gone further than
that. It has the grounds for the per
manent park. If we could only get'
the co-operation of th'e- Civic associa
tion or any one else to help present*
the matter the Newberry park could
be had in short order. I ask once
more if the members of the Civic asso
ciation, the woman's club, the Drayton
Rutherford chapter. the Calvin Croz
icr chapter, the Bachelor Maids, the
Daughters of the American revolution,
and all other persons and organiza
tions in Newberry to come forward
individually and collectively and help
raise the money to get the work start
ed. It is very important that what is
going to be done be done quickly.
The following bit of good common
sense is taken from the Western
"What kind of a career have you
mapped out for your boy, Josh?"
"I'm goin' to make a lawyer of him,'
answered Farmer Corntossel. "He's
got an unconquerable fancy for tend
in' to othher folks' business, an' he
might as -well git paid for it."
If every one who tries to tend to
'tother people's business got paid for
it a lot of people who have no in
come now would be pe.ying income
tax. But some how I am almost of
the opinion that if they Were paid for
the job they would not be so anxious
Of course, I don't get paid for look
ing after a good many things that are
needed in the city, but I just see the
necessity of some body calling atten
tion to some of these matters and
pointing out the importance tF so-we
body doing the work. If I got paid for
it I could not do the work half so well.
But still, if one can turn one's natur
a1 bent so as to use it for commercial
ends so much the be'tter I reckon.
Any how I am willing to .et go at
Now, you just watch the east siders
flock to Willowbrook park as soon as
it is open, and some of 'em wouldn't
give you a cent to build a park over
here where they could reciprocate the
favor by inviting the West siders over
to spend an evening. I am glad to
see the eastsiders at Willowbrook and
the best of rfeeling existing among all
the people. But lets build a park over
here on the east side,
My, d1d yoti see the result of that
"Joy ride" down in Florida the other
day. That man who was driving that
car must have wanited to get there
right now. That's worse than
climbing the steeple of the Baptist
church and scraping off $45 worth of
paint. There is not much danger in
Newberry as very few of our drivers
exceed seventy-five mile sthe hour,
and then on the beautifully s;nooth
streets of ,the city of -Newberry and
the good roads of th'e county at fifty
the hour you scarcely realize you are
moving. Small boys and grown men
all become expert drivers after iory.g
months of careful training before they
are given .absolute, charge of a car.
And then the speed limit and stop
ping ordinances are strictly observed
by everybody,.and impartially enforced
by the authorities.
But what 'has this to do with that
beautiful burned building and delep
chasm at the end of Friend street near
the railroad. And the others in Main
street. A liittle bit of civic pride
would remove these eyes-res in short
By the way, when is c-leaning up
2 Gold Fish, one large
Food, one bunch Sea Mc
Instruction Sheet, all for
Extra Fish sold in any
last opportunity of the s<
14 inch Flouncing, per
9 inch Flouncing, per
Hosiery, all styles and si
Maryland Egg Poachers,
Gold Paint, best grade....
Glass Covered Cream Pi
New lot Salt and Pepper
White Aprons, fancy anc
Buy From Us and
day in Newberry? It is a very im
portant event and should not be per-1
mitted to pass by without proper ob
servance. It is almost as important
as the proper observance of the glor
ious fourth, or the 22d, or the 19th, in
that it helps the living as well as
honors the dead..
Death of Mr. David Porter.
Mr. James David Werts Porter died
of consumption on Wednesday evening
at about 7 o'clock, in the 29th year of
his age. He had been in decliiing
health the past four years and four
weeks ago he grew rapidly -worse and
continued to fail until the end cie.
He was a son of the late Rev. J. S.
Porter of the South Carolina confer
ence and leaves a mother, two broth
ers and three sisters to mourn tie
loss of a beloved and loving son and
brother. He was a loyal and devoted
meinber of Central Methodist church
and the funeral service was conducted
by the Revs. M. L. Banks and J. M.
Fridy yesterday afternoon at 3.30 at
the thouse, residence of Mr J. D. S. Liv
ingston. Interment at Rosemont. The
pall bearers were: Herbert Boulware,
Vernon Fellers, Rufus Fellers, 'Roy
Summer, Holland Paysinger and Hom
NOTICE OF ELECTION IN -SCHOOL
DISTRICT No. 14.
In consideration of .a sufficiently
signed petition from the voters and
free holders of School District No. 14,
County of Newberry, State of South
Carolina, known as Prosperity School
District, asking for an election, in ac
cordance with an act of the general
assembly of the' State of South Caro
lina, approved on the 14th day of Feb
ruary, 1911, to decide the question of
issuing coupon bonds to thie amount
of three thousand dollars ($3000.00) if
so much be necessary, payable in five
years and bearing interest at not ex
ceeding the rate of six per cent. per
annum, payable annually.
The said bonds or the proceeds of
the sale thereof, together with any
funds in hand of county treasurer, to
be applied to the payment and retire
ment of outstanding bonds of said
The election for the said purpose1
above named is hereby ordered to be
held at the town hali in 'Prosperity, S.
C., in said School District, on ,the 18th
day of April, 1911, beginning at 8
tax receipt being necessary to vote in
The following named persons are
o'clock a. m. and closing at 4 o'clock
A registration certificate and poll
hereby appointed to conduct said elec
tion: E. W. Werts, W. T. Gibson and
M. H. Boozer. All voters in favor of
new bonds vote "yes," against new
bonds vote "no."
Geo. Y. Hunter,
J. L. Wise,
'R. T. Pugh,
Trustees of S;chool District No. 14.
will an'swer emergency calls in con
nection with his office work. Special
ties, morphine and other drug habits.
Hours 9 to 1 forenoong 4 to 8 after
noon. - Io1-28-6mos
Fri. and Sat.
Globe, one package Fish
ss, Pebbles and 3 c
quantities. This is your
yard-. .......--. 05c
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. plain ....-...............--.-.O---1c
Save the Difference.
1 lOc. Co.
made found at tbb
aRs Cook Book
ROYAL BAKING POV
The next regular monthly meeting
of the County Teachers' association
will be held in the high school build
ing in Prosperity on Saturday, April
8, at 10 a. m.
The program will be:
Primary Number Work-Miss
Round Table Talks.
F. 0. Black,
Lillian Hill, President.
A town's best asset is a bunch of
en who have money, enterprise and
iblic spirit, A man who establishes
an enterprise which enables many
ther people to make a rliving iv(hile he
akes somethinig on their labor, is a
esirable citizen and public benefac
One of the oldest a
cantile firms in NewJ
uous business is that
Prosperity, S. C. TI
the confidence of the
gree during its long b
been done by honest
*They are making
ments on the interior
ent and are in better
die their large busines
Their line of Millin
up-to-date in every r4
of Mrs. Moseley, wh4
Miss Davis, and on at
ley's long connection
and her knowledge ol
you might travel mani
not be able to find ani
line that would suit y
atre always right.
The firm also hand
merchandise and invia
the line before purchc
ad the food is finer,
iore tasty, cleanly
than the ready
e shop or grocery.
.800 Rolp-F .
IDER Co., NEW YORK.
tor. The man who has a payroll to
meet is not a theoretical but a prac
Ieath of Young Guy Scurry
The 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mis.
Jno. R. Scurry died yesterday about 4
o'clock after a brief illness. The bu
rial will be had at the family burying
ground at Chappels this afternoon at
The sympathy of the conmnunity
goes out to the bereaved parents i. f
mis hour of their trial.
A King Who Left Home
set the world to talking, but Paul
Mathulka, of Buffalo, N. Y., says he.
always KEEPS AT HOME the King.
of all Laxatives-Dr. King's New Lifer
Pmills-and they're a blessing to al?
hik family. Cure constipation, heed- i
ache, indigestion, dyspepsia. .On!?
25c. at Wmn. E. Pelham & Son's.
ty, St. C.*
rd most reliable mer
erry county in contin
of Moseley Bros., at
is firm has maintained
people in a marked de
siness life. This has
md square dealing.
repairs and improve
of their store at pres
posit ipn today to han
s than for many years.
ery is first class and
~spect, and in charge
is ably assisted by
:count of Mrs. Mose
with this department/
the needs of theide
y miles more and still
ything in the millinery
n as well. The prices
les a stock of general
es the trade to inspect
ty, [S. C.