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Entered at the Postoffice at New
,-rry, S. C., as 2nd class' matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, May 9, 1911.
NEWBERRY AND THE BLUE RIDGE
We publish in another column. an
article from the Abbeville Press and
Banner, which we desir,. to give to
our business men as information. If
Newberry ever expects to be on the
through line, it behooves her business
men and the men who own property
here to wake up. Even if the Blue
Ridge road should be extended, as is
now proposed, the people who live
in Edgefield and Saluda and Abbeville
are considering making an effort to
have the road go through that sec
tion to Columbia instead of taking the
old Greenville to Columbia route. It
would not take a great deal of build
ing, and it would shorten the distance
a little. Still, we believe if the people
of Newberry will manifest an interest
in this matter that they may be able
to have this important and main line,
but we can not do it by sitting down
and waiting for something to turn up.
Things do not turn up in this age un
less you get out and turn them up
Col. E. H. Aull, editor of the New
berry Herald and News, has under
taken to provide Newberry with a
park. Cl. Au-l should be encouraged
by the citizens of his wide-awake
town. No town is complete withou-t
a park. Gaffney has three-one be
longing to the city and two to private
eitlzens, viz: Mr. H. D. Wheat and
Mr. W. C. Hamrick, and it is a safe
prediction that our people get as
much real pleasure and benefit from
these recreation spots and play
grounds for children as from any oth
er source.-Gafney Ledger.
Everything that Mr.'E. H. DeCamp
says is true, but it often happens in
this community that encouragemlent
is not given to those things that are
for the general welfare, at least until
the enterprise is an assured success.
It takes a lot of hammering- to move
people sometimes. It is unfortunately
too true that many of our people will
not look beyond immediate returns. If
they put out a dollar they want to
be convinced that two are coming im
mediately back. And yet this policy
has not to any great extent yielded
fruit even in this fertile soil.
However the park for Newberry is
coming. The park idea ~has taken
possession everywhere, and we are
not discouraged, though 'the response
given our efforts for a park 'here has
been sufficient to discourage most any
one. But we. are no quitter and nev
er have had any idea of giving up the
fight, because we~ are con'vinced that
our cause is right, and that it more
than half the battle.
Now, come along and let us have
your subscriptions so that we may
TIMES HAVE CHANGED.
*Some twenty or twenty-five years
ago, when cotton was ifive cents a
pound, there were a few men-very
few-in North Oarolina and the South
who preached a doctrine of industrial
development and divers-ification of
crops on the farmi. In tihose days the
only productive activity was farming
and everybody was feeling the pinich
of five-cents cotton. In answer to the
suggestion of factories and farm diver
sification there would be the impat
lent query, "If we diversify crops to
whom shall we sell? Cotton is the
only e'rop for which we can get any
mnarket. And as to building factories,
where, is the money to come from?"
But patient reiteration and patient
encouragement of every little effort
to diversify the crops and to do som e
little manufacturing gradually had
their effect. The people around High
Point, for example, picked and dried
blackberries until High Point became
famous as a dried-blackberry centre.
It is now operating half a hundred
furniture factories and giving Grand
Rapids a bad half bour of solicitude
respectin1g the M.ichigan city's tra di
tional spremacy in this important
T 1eal p1 nhet awl teach
.:Zs ofl t.he fw advocates of dIiversi
fication ini farm and factory have
been much more than! realiz'-d. That
day's most rosento dreams have com'
true. Th.~ y~as: wa~ SlOW to work
but it has worked. Little by Ut:le Th+I
lump of dough became leavened,
until we now have a fairly light loaf
and the promise before us of more
and better bread. There is many a
farmer who was formerly the slave of
5-cent cotton but who now look-i upon
even 15-cent cotton with scorr. The
factories -have made the marke,.s, and
!in the present situation the farmer
who possesses versatility and initia
tive can make more money on truck,
dairy products, chickens, eggs and
the like than ha. can cn cotton at fif
te'.n cents a IoLnd. This new situa
tion in a measure ensures the contin
uation of the present price for cot
ton and at tba same time prevents a
r?turi of th bondage to one crop.
Th2 year :>f jubilee seems to have
come, somewhat ahead of the time
predicted :y those sanguine pioneers
of tevki,ty yezars ago and with some
what more pierAl.de than they ven
tured to predict.-Oharlotte Observer.
The abnve is along the line that The
Herald and News has been preach
ing for 20 years or more. We have al
ways held to the view that ju this
iection of the country, at least, the
farmer who did not divettsify and
grow his own supplies on the firm
could never succeed at farming it
mattered little what the price of cot
ton might be, and, on the other hand,
the farmer who grew his own food
supplies would make money farming
even if cotton was at a very low price
because he could make his cotton
crop his surplus, but as the Observer
states, times have changed. and the
fa:rmers of this section are beginning
to rpalize that in order to make farm
ing successful. there m-ist be diversi
fication, and there is more interest at
present in the growing of corn and
hogs and stock than ever before in
the history of the State. We heard a
gentleman remark not -long ago that
there was more corn in the cribs
throughout this county than had been
there at the same time in many years.
As a result of this, the farmers are
making for themselves better homes
in the rural districts and are not look
ing forward for the time when they
will be able to move 'to town. It
means 'that we are soon to have bet
ter schools in the country and bet
ter roads and country life is becoming
more desirable every day.
The farmers are adding those com
forts and conve.niences, which, hereto
fore, it was thought could be had only
in the cities. NearJy every farmer in
this county has a telephone in his
Ihome and his mail is delivered at his
door every morning.
What we need more than any other
one thing now is the improvement of
the public highways and that is com
ing very rapidly.
We understand that this editorial
from the Charlotte Observer is writa
ten by Col.' D. A. Tompkins, who,
among a multiplicity of other' duties,
is devoting considerable attention -to
the paper of which he is a large own
er. He has been doing this since the
illness of his partner, Mr. Jos. Cald
well, and 'he is lending the influence
of 'his great newspaper to the material
progress and development of the
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* THE IDLER. *
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I have just been reading about the
great Peace Conference which was
held in Baltimore recently, and I was
wonderring why some stepe were not
taken to .secure peace between indivi
dual's as well as among nations. If!
that could be brought about it would
follow that there would be peace
among nations. I notice that one writ
-er quotes what Isaiah said some hun
dre.ds of years ago. "Come ye, and
let us go up to the mountain of the
Lord, and he will teach us his ways,
arnd we will walk in his paths, and
he shall judge between 'the nations.
and shall reprove many people, a:nd
they sharll beat their swords into
plowing share~s and 'their spears into
pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift
up sword against nation, neither shall
they learn war any more."
Now, that is all v4Try nice, and I
hop,rit umy res;f!r in lu5tiug good to
all the people, but in the' sn me pag,r
that contained this landab!e nrtic-> ot
the peace conference you will read
where men in this civilzed country,
by virtue of the fact that they were
making walking a.rsenals of themiselv
es. had takc'n t-he life of their fellow..
:nau. :tU in the 'heat of passion. II
they had not had the ready pistol two
men and their families wou d have
been saved a deal of trouble. I be
lieve South Carolina has some sort of
law against carrying deadly weapons,
but how many people pay attention
Ito the law? Would it not be a good
idea to instil into our people the no
tion that it is not manly to tote a
pisto. alid that on the contrary it is
an evilence of cowardice to do so?
The same paper to which I am refer
ring carries a story where a man had
kil.ed another who confesses that he
I is the "sorriest man in the State,"
with h's life blasted and his family
menaced with destitution, all referra
ble to the habit of toting a pistol.
This reminds ma of 'the big sermons
f have beard of the condition of the
icathc-n and the appeals for money .to
send them salvation, which is all
right. bi t the trouble I saw was that
we were doing so little to save the
heathen right at our own front door,
whos-i state was probably worse than
tha heathen in foreign lands. Suffer
ing not only for food for the body and
sp>iritual food, but for the -touch of a
friendly hand and a voice that was
kind and sympathetic.
I believe in the good Samaritan who
sees the need of helping some one
every day and some of those you meet
every day, not so much the help which
is financial and material, but the help
which comes from the kind word and
the tender sympathy of a loving heart.
This is a sort of double action kind'of
help, it not only helps the fellow who
receives, but helps even more abun
dantly him who giveis. Try it, if you
doubt my ,word. There are lots of
people right here who need the help
that will come from such an experi
I am satisfied that every citizen of
'Newberry, for instance, who has
agreed to take part in building The
Idler's park fee'Is much better for his
action in this regard. I know that
some of these selfish fellows who are
withholding their aid from this enter
prise feel awfully mean about it, and
I would not be 'in their place for all
of their wealth. They will feel a lot
worse for their narrow sel-fishness as
time brings them nearer to 'the end
of their journey. I saw some of them
over at Willowbrook and they sorter
looked like they wanted to keep any
one from seeing them. That little
voict within will be 'held, and it
cannot be stilled. I have in mind
some people 'in Newberry whose
names are not on the list, and I would
hate to be in their place and have to
listen to that little voice, as I know
they have to. But it will all come out
right The truth is- mighty and will
prevail, and a just and righteous cause
never has been p.ermi-tted to fail, and
this is no exception to the rule. Let
me tell you: I have lived in this town
for forty years or more and I have
never yet seen anything started for
the benefit of the whole community
that met the hearty 'response which
it deserved, when it was first agitated,
but when it did come I have seen
some of thiose who opposed it and
withheld their -support rush in and
claim the credit when the thing was
done. Now, I want to say I don't
give a snap about the credit, but I
have a .tab on the f:rIends of this
movement and I intend to see that
credit is given where credit is due.
They tell mae that the city force Is
really still at work, and that the city
is taking my advice, 'and instead of
putting down plank curbing is actual
ly making concrete curbing. Of course
city council will never ~admit that I
suggested this permanenit class of
work, but I want 'to commaend the city
for doing it, and I hope for the sake
of some of these old moss backs who
have 'to pay for the work, that this
permanent class of work will be con
tinued, for it is th.e cheapest for them.
But the woodent bride e still span
the ditches in many of ouar most prom
inent streets. Why .not put in a piece
of iron pipe or terra cotta, and when
it was once in it would stay there and
look pleasant all the time. That is
the idea-bui-ld your streets so that
they are pleasant to behold-look
pleasant all the time. It is cheaper
to do 70o. But better still in many
placc' ih dmain pipes could be put in
. cc 'to c.void tho bridge and at the
zame time widen the street. Perma
ne'nt wcrk is the only kind that is
I was sincerel!y hoplac 'that some
of the beautiful lawns would be put
n shape before Memorial day, but it
begins to look as if there is to be no
ree>giiron of even this sacred day, in
way of mowing some of the' grn
ploU'm aounid the city.
I\ wa just~ wondarine if I would
op'sni a school of free instruction as
to te care of yard and garden fences
-where th>e fenc'es run alongside
the public road-and also the care of
1awi . f wonili har, any mmDils.
Have you noticed how beau-ifullY
some of these old fences leIan out
over the sidewalk and are in your
w-;v and riow uilsightly it makes the
street look. Just a little wee bit of
attention wou.id help all that.
Seems to me I read in one of the
Newberry papers that some one had
a claim before council for damages
for falling in a hole and injuring -her
ankle and that city council had to pay
some fifty or seventy-five dollars to
keep from having suit brought. That
was scarcely the precipice at the un
ion depot into which this person went
for no measly seventy-five could pay
for injuries received from a fall down
this place. I don't think it has been
fixed. The Idler.
THE CANNING INDUSTRY.
Mr. John Cousins Says it is Not a
Money Making Rut a 31of,ey
The Charlotte Observer, under the
management of Col. D. A. Tompkins,
who probably has done more than any
other one man in this section toward
the bulid ,ng of manufacturing enter
prises, is now devoting a good deal
of its energy to the diversification of
the farming interest of the South, and,
in connection with that, the manufac
ture and canning of farms produce.
At tb..s tirae Col Tomkins is
gathering information in regard to
the canning industry, principally the
smaller .indust-y. He has, among
others, written to Mr. Jno. Cousins, of
this county, making inquiry of him
as to the success which he has at
tained as a farmer in canning the pro
ducts of his farm.
Mr. Cousins has .for several years
put up a very superior article on can
tomatoes and fruits from his farm.
He doefs not run the canning indus
try as a business, but in canning for
hia own use, and at times that he can
not be busy on the farm, hs usually
cans an extra amount for the market,
and finds a ready sale .for it in New
The following is his letter to the
- Newberry, S., C.
To the Observer Company:
You sk me about the canning busi
ness. Well, it is not a great money
making business, but it 'is a money
saving one. All farmers shourld have
a canning outfit and put up all their
surplus fruit and vegetables, such as
apples, peaches, t.omatoes,,. beans,
berries, etc., for their own family, and
what they can not consume they can
sel-l. It will bring a good price 'if
you put up ripe .fruit, and it is a great
thing to hai e something to eat in the
x'inter. Yours truly,
ISome yea-rs ago 'a canning factory
in a small way was established a.t
P'r 'sperity. We do not recall now
with what success this enterprise met
Our recollection is that for one or twc
seasons, it was operated at a good
profP. Possibly some 'of those who
were interested mn it would be willing
to give Col. Tompkins their 'exper
ience and any other information that
might be valua-ble to him in the cam
paign which he is now carryigig on.
Where He Ought to Be.
Mahlint Ivins, Jr., of Merchantville
has a reputation as an actor and takes
part in nearly all of the local shows
In the last show that was given Shor
ty had one of the leading parts.
After the show, while 'he was ta.king~
off 'his makeup, an elderly man made
his a.ppea.rance in the doorway.
"Are you Mr. Ivins?" inquired th:e
"Yes," replied Shorty, 'as 'he motion
ed him to be seated.
"Well," the old man continued, "I
iu t want to tell you something. I'VE
e'vn watching your 'acting to
night. You should not be playing in
this town; you should be with Mans
fiel , Booth or Irving, or Joe Jeffer
"W-w-why," said Shorty, "those ac
tor!: are dead."
"I know it," said the old man, as
e turned on his heel and left.
Two Peace Cities.
"The Hague has done much toward
pre"c;ing peace in the world."
"Yes.," replied Mi1ss Cheyenne, "and
o has Reno."
Treasury Department. Office of
Comptroller of the Currency,.
Washi:-gton. D. C., M1ay 6, 1911.
W'herea s, by satisfactory evidence
:s-nted to the und4ersignel. it has
Y.'n made to ap)pear that "The Na
fli ank of Newberry," loca ted in
r~town of Newherry, in the County
i No-whnrry, and State of South Caro
lina. has comtplied with all the pro
visons -a sne act of congress "to en
We Are A
A Car Load
MIules received i
are nevr w.tho,
extend their corporate existence, and
for other purposes," approved'July 12,
1882, as amended by the act approved
April 12, 1902.
Now, therefore, I, Willis J. Fowler,
Deputy and Acting Comptroller of the
Currency, do hereby certify that "The
National Bank of Newberry," located
in the Town of Newberry, in the
County of Newberry and State of
South Carolina, is authorized to have
succession for the period specified in
its amended articles of association;
namely, until close of business on
.May 6, 1931.
In testimony whenof witness my
hand and Seal of office this
I (Seal) sixth day of May, 1911.
WILLIS J. FOWLER,
eputy and Acting Comptroller of 'the
harter No. 1844. Extension No. 1033.
SSIGNEE'S SALE OF STOCK OF
JEWELRY, SILVERWARE, CUT
CLASS, ETC., AND FIXTURES.
Sealed bids are invited and will be
eceived by the undersigned for the
ssigned stock of goods and fixtures
formerly belonging to Daniels & Wil
iamson at Newberry, S. C. The stock
onsists of jewelry, silverware, cut
lass and such oth.er articles as are
sually carried in a .first class -and up
o date j.ewelry store. Inventory of
tock amounts to $7,199.99, (invocie
ost), of fixtures, $1,546.25 (appraised
The stock is thigh class and in ex
ellent condition and is the only. ex-1
lusive jewelry store in the city of
Purchaser can rent or lease the.
tore-room, which is centrally located
n the 'main business street of the
The said sealed bids must be filed
with the undersigned on or . before
the 29th day of May, 1911, at' 12
'clock, noon, and accompanied by a
ertified check for $200, payable to
*he undersigned, as an evidence of
good faith. Th-e right is reserved to
reject any and all bids.
In case the said stock of goods and
ixtures be/not sold for any reason or
reasons on the 29tm day of May, 1911.
said stock and fixtures will be sold in
I ulk in the store rooms lately occu
pied by the said Daniels & William
son on the 5th de,y of June, 1911, at
2 o'clock' noon at public auction, t
he highest bidder.
Terms of sale: Cash.
For any information in regard to
same or an inspection of the stock,
address Frank R. Hunter, Agent, New
berry, S. C.
Fred. H. Dominick, Assignee.
Frank R. Hunter,
-9-1 taw-3t- Agent for Creditors.
It having been brought to the at
tention of the County Board of Com
missioners that there are sections of
the public roads of the county where
on there is no overseer, it is, there
fore, requested that 'wherever such is
the case it bc. reported to either of the
undersigned at once in order that an
overseer may be appointed.
L. C. Livingston,
C. L. Leitzsey.
~ Ii 1Xi(~ l~I.HICH ESTER S PILLS
P n Red a'mi Gold me-ta nc\Y
],IMOND O R.1ND P'ILL9, for ?4a
yo yearsk:w-..as ies:.3Safest.AivaysRke:iale
I -/ or vnermoeoD
of Horses and
his week. We
ut a supply of
y, S. C.
WILL BE IN
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th
At the Hotel
WELL BE IN
THURSDAY, MAY lth.
at Wise's Hotel
On account of the numer
ous people who called on Dr.
Crimm to have their eyes ex
aminec, Dr. Crimm the wel
known German Eye Sight
Specialist will remain in New
berry until May 20th.
There is nothing more serious
than your eyes. A little help may
save you lots of trouble and many
a doctor's bill. Do you suffer with
headache, nervousness or restless
sleep? This may be the result of
weak or diseased eyes. Let Dr.
Crimm examine them without any
expense to you. He will tell youm
frankly if you need medical atten
tion or glasses. If glasses; Dr.
Crimm will make them at the low
est possible price. His many years
practical experience, study of the
ey e, and equipped with the latest
instruments enables him to help
you when others have failed.
Dr. Crimm Will Save You
Money, Time and Eyes.
Dr. Grimm has no agents,
neither does he call from
house to house. See him at
his office over Burton's Real
Estate Office, with Dr. T. W.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned, as executors of the last
will and testaAment of T. V. Wicker,
deceased, will make a final settlement
of said estate in the Probate court
for Newberry cournty on June 9, 1911,
at 11 o'clock, and immediately, thers
after apply for 'a discharge as such.
J. H. Wicker,
T. B. Wicker,.
Executors of -the Last Will and Tes
tament of T. V. Wicker, deceased.
An Offer That Involves No RIisk For
Those Who Accept It.
We are so positive our remedy will
completely relieve constipation no
matter how chronic it may be, that
we offer to furnish it free of all cost
if it fails.
Constipation is caused by weakness .
of the nerves and muscles of the large
intestines or descending colon. To.
expect a cure you must therefore tone
up and strengthen those organs and
restore them to healthier activity.
We want you to'try Rexall Orderlies
on our guarantee. They are eaten
like candy, and are particularly ideal
for children. They act directly on the
nerves and muscles of, the bowels.
They have a neutral action on the
other organs or glands. They do not
purge or cause any 'inconvenience.
whatever. They will positively over
come chronic or habitual constipation
and the myriads of associate or die
pndent chronic ailments. Try Rex
all Orderlies at our risk. Two sizes,
1c. and 25c. Sold only at our store- '
The Rexall Store. Gilder & Weeks,
Newberry, S. C.