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Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, June 16, 1911.
Every business establishment in th(
city sbould be decorated for the ChAi
tauqua and home coming week. I1
will help you look pleasant and smile
Attorney General Lyon has goni t(
Salt Lake City, and that is a mul
more pleasant thing to do than com
ing to Newberry this hot weather tc
try cases in the criminal court. HiE
judgment is to be commended.
The .booklet gotten out by the Chau
tauqua association contaihe the of
\icial program for next week. If you
have not received one you can procure
one by calling at Mayes' book store.
All it costs you is the going after,
and it has the official program.
Next wei.k is Chautauqua we,k and
Newberry is expecting the laest
crowJs ia its history. Every C',7en
should lay aside his little hammer
and say a good word for his town
and all the citizens thereof if he does
it for only one week. Better ow.
week than never at al.
We notice tihat a movement is on
foot to build a national park on the
battlefield at Cowpens. The president
of the board of trade of Gaffney is tak
ing up the matter and will push i
along. N want to give it our e.
dorsement and .express our willing
ness to help it along. If we can't get
a park in Newberry we are willing tq
help get one somewhere else.
We desire to commend Mayor Lang
ferd and Alderman Rodelsperger for
the; good work, /'and work of perman
ent character, -which has recently
been done in Boundary street. If this
work could be extended fiiom Nane
street to Caldwell alongside -the Bap
tist chulrch property, it would add
very greatly to the church property,
and also in the matter of widening
Bound%ry street, and it is one of the
xnost traveled streets possibly in the
If it would be any inducement, to
council to put down terra-cotta and
thus give under drainage and an op
portunity to widen the street, it seems
to us that the members of the Baptist
church would be willing to contribute
a little something to have this work
Work of this character is the only
kind that is worth while, arnd we hope
pcouncil will continue to pursue the
policy of spending most of its money
and energy in permanent work.
We desire to call attention to the
article in this paper from Spartan
'burg in regard to the Clinchfield rail
road. It seems from this that the Sea
board Air Line is interested in this
property, and, as we have stated on
former occasions, we believe that the
nearest and best way for the Seaboard
to extend this.line and to connect witn
its own line, is from Spartanburg to
Whitmire and from Whitmire to New
berry and on to Augusta via Saluda.
This extension to Augusta, in con
nection with the line already controll
ed by the Seaboard from Augusta to
the gulf coast of Florida, would give
the Seaboard a direct line to the gulf
coast of Florida, and would also put
the Clinchfield on a direct line to
Florida.. The link from Spartanburg
to Augusta is less than 100 miles and
goes through 'a fine section.
It seems to us that this is a matter
which should have the attention of
our chamber of commerce, and either
the railroad committee, or a special
committee could be appointed to get
in touch with these railroad people
and let them know that we are inter
ested in having this road built from
Spartanburg to Augusta via Newberry.
It will be recalled that the old Au
gusta road was first proposed to
Blacksburg, but now that the C!inch
field comes into Spartanburg, the best
thing we could do would be to en
,roura the extenion of that road a
suggested, and it would give us
through connection ont only with the
North and East, but with the West
via the Clinchfield.
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* THE IDLER.
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I read the following in a recent copy
of an Augusta, Ga., paper, and it
seems to me that it might start a train
of thought-I don't mean a freight
train, though it might do for that-in
the minds of some of the parents in
Newberry. Now, I am not so sure
that any of the parents of Newberry
raiseth up their sons on the streets
and yet in my perambulations-I reck
on that is a good worC-on the streets,
I have noticed some boys that it seem
ed to me that it would have been bet
ter for them if they had been some
where else. It is called a "Parable on
Boys." Suppose you read it and see
if it fits anywhere hereabout:
A Parable on Boys.
The following trite article was writ
ten by Editor, Ernest Camp in the
"Verily in this day and generation,
the father raiseth up his son on the
streets and sidewalks. He layeth
around the soda founts and imbiheth
slop and hookworms. He groweth in
knowledge of nothing save cigarettes
and cuss words.
"When he a'taineth the age of 16,
he acquireth a suit of clothes turned
up at the bottom two furlongs above
his feet. He displayeth a pair of noisy
1sox, with .purple background and viol
ets to f -.. He weareth low-cut
shoes and a green tie. He looketh
like a banana merchant on the streets
"The inside of his -head resembles
'the inside, of a pumpkin.
"He falleth in love with a spindle
shanked girl with pink ribbons in her
hair, and he craveth for an automo
bile that he' may ride her forth in the
%*pringtime. He thinketh work is in
ful. He scattereth his mother's pin
money. like a cyclone scattereth a rail
fence. He sitteth up at night to write
poetry, and giveth no thought to the
multiplication table. His mind turneth
to the vanities of life, and not to the
high cost of cornbread.
*"Verily, -verily! he needeth a board
applied vigorously to the southwest
corner of the anatomy#.
"He thinketh his father a plodder
and his mother a back number. He
pictureth to himself great riches sud
denly acquired. He dreameth of steam
yachts and private cars.
"Yes, he thinketh himself the real
stuff.- He butteth in whe-re he is not
wanted; he criticiseth his elders; he
purchaseth cheap perfume and smell
eth louder than a billy goat.
"When he groweth up he getteth a
job as -clerk in a store at $1.00 a day
and swi pet2h extra from his .boss until
he is caught."
The train of thought which came to
my mind was that in this age of mad
rush for wealth, parents, especially the
fathers,. are inclined to leave their
ehildren too much to grow up. They
scarcely havestime to become acquaint
ed with their own families. And then
when the old fol-ks get rich and
should be able to spend their declin
ing years in quiet and peace, and en
joy the fruit of their labor, they- are
worried about the worthlessness of
their children. About all they have
learned is how to spend what the old
folks have spent a life time in accumu
lating, and they generally do it in
much less time. Had you ever
thought of that?. Well, then you had
better stop and think. Better give
your boys some sort of honorable
emplo'yment, it matters not how able
you may be to let them travel the
streets. The raising of a boy is a
great problem. In fact, I believe it
was Dr. Snyder who told the' people
of Newberry in his admirable address
in the opera house a short time ago,
that there were many and intricate
problems to be solved in this age, and
one of the greatest, especially in the
towns and cities. is the raising of a
boy. Boys, .ta.ke the advice of an old
countryman and stay off the street,
and find something to do. and do it
just as if the turning of the earth on
its axis depended upon your doing
that very thing.
That reminds me again, that there
is nothing so noble, nothing so great
or so grand, as truth. Always speak
the truth. It pays. It will pay you.
Besides it is right. It is an asset
which will stand you good many a
time. Be honest. It is an old virtue,
and I had almost said, a rare virtue
in this age. But I am not going to
try to preach a sermon, though I feel
very much like it at this time. And I
feel that it is necessary for some
body to do some plain and straight1
preaching of the good old do::trine.J
The- doctrine of truth and honesty and
fair dealing and straightforwardness
But what has all this to do with
that old burned building which still
stands near the union station in
Friend street? I was awfully surpris
ed and isappointed to find the other
day, when I chanced to walk that way,
that it was still there, .for I -was in
formed that Mayor Largford'had said
that it was going to comn down, and I
was under the delusion-4is that the
right word?-that when the mayor
said a thing it was done already, and,
bless my life, that old majestic ruin
still stands sentinel, I reckon as a link
binding the present to the glorious
past, and the precipice still yawns.
I read something once, I think it
was written by Father Ryan, about a
land without ruins and I suppose it
is on account of the sad and solemn
memories which cling around this old
ruin that Mayor Langford and his
council desire to -keep it standing, or
to demonstrate what an efficlent fire
department Newberry has. I believe
I wi'll ask you to print that beautiful
sentiment, beautifully expressed, by
Father Ryan, though it was written
about another and a grander ruin, and
I offer my apologies to Father Ryan
for- using it in this connection, but I
desire to frame some sort of excuse
for my friends of the city council and
to offer for them some sort of consola
tion so that their conscienceg may be
at ease and they may be permitted. to
,enjoy pleasant dreams while theruins
still point their heads heavenward.
Here it is. Ask all concerned to read
it and memorize it. It may be a rea
son for other majestic ruins which
stand here and there throughout this
A Land Without Ruins.
"A land without ruins is a - land
without memories-a land without
memories is a ~land without history.
A land that wears a laurel crown may
be fair to see; but twine a few sad
cypress leaves around the brow of
any laad, and be, that land barren.
beautiless and bleak, it becomes love
ly in its consecrated coronet of sor
row, and it wins the sympathy of the
heart and of history. Crowns of roses
fade-crowns of thorns endure. Cal
varies and crucifixions take deepest
'hold of humanity-the triumphs of
might are trainsient-they pass and
are forgotten-the sufferings of right
are graven deepest on the chronicle of
Yes give me the land where the ruins
And the living tread light on the
hearts of the dead;
Yes, give me a land that is blest by
. the. dust,
And bright with the deeds of the down
Yes, give me the land where the bat
tle's red blast
Has flashed to the future the fame of
Yes, give; me -the land that hath le
gends and lays
That tell of the memories of long van
Yes, give me a land that hath story
Enshrine the strifle of the right with
Yes, give me .a land with a grave in
And names in the graves that shall not
Yes, give 'me the land of the wreck
and the tomb;
There is grandeur in graves-there is
glory in gloom;
For out of the gloom future bright
ness is born,
As after the night com>es the sunrise
And the graves of the dead with the
grass overgrown lbry:
May yet form the footstool ofliet'
And each single wreck in the -war
path of might
Shall yet be a rock in the temple of
And what about the park? Wouldn't
this be great weathAr for a park-I
mean for the people to go to a park
this weather, I suppose, is a little bad
on a park, unless you have some sys
temn of irrigation. I was just think
ing the other day what a glorious!
thing it would be if I just had free
water-I mean glorious for my gar
den and my little back yard lawn-'
for I sure would keep them green if
plenty of water would do the work.
But, well, I am only a little private
citizen and I have to pay or be shut
out. and I reckon it is right, in fact
I know it is. but with my limited purse
I am deprived of many good things.
and that is but the common lot of.
humanity, of course I mean the lot of
common humanity. I am a litt'j
awkward in expression at this time,
so I guess I better quit.
WHAT OF CHAMP CLARK?
Speaker Must be Reckoned With as
Washington, June 12.-An associat
ed Press dispatch sent out from Co
lumbia is to this effect:
"Following Governor Woodrow Wil
son's address here to the South Caro
lina Press association, Governor
Blease made it known today that he
intends leading a fight to carry the
South Carolina delegation to the Na-!
tional Democratic convention for Har
mon as, against Wilson. Governor
Blease thinks the ticket should be
Harmon for President and Wilson for
This almost looks as if the pleasant
things said by Governor Wilson about
the newspapers aroused the ire o
South Carolina's chief executive, who
is not thought to have any great af
fection for the press of his State ss a
However that may bc.; there are
South Caroinians a. the National
Capital who assert with warmth the
opinion in any sound calculation of
presidential possibilities and of South
Carolina's stand in the national con
vention, the chances of Speaker!
Champ Clark, of the house of repre
sentatives, are not to be omitted. He
has some strong admirers in the con
gressional delegation from South
Carolina and there are those who be
lieve that he would have a. better
chance of getting the State's vote in
a Democratic convention than either
-of the other gentlemen named in a
threelcorned contest for the plum.,
One of the greatest troubles of the
Clark presidential boom is in getting
the Folk boom out of the way. The
last Democratic State convention in
Missouri declared for Folk.
WILL BE GREAT FUNCTION.
Taft's Silver Wedding Celebrated on
Washington, June 12.-4he recep
tion which the President and Mrs. 1
Taft will give on June 19, the 25th:i
anniversary of thei- marriage, prob
ably will be the most largely attended i
function' ev'er given in the White I
House. More than 3,000 invitations
have been already sent out, and it is]
estimated that four thousand will be
invited and that of, these at, least1i
three-fourths will attend. At the silver 1
wedding.celebration refreshments will e
be served; ther-e wlAA ue aancing in]
'the east room and an "overflow" gar
den party in the White House,grounds.
The guests list wil.l include friends1
and acquaintances of the President
and Mrs. .Taft from all' parts of the
The reception will begin at 9 o'clock
and last for several hours. Mrs. Traft,
unhappily, will not be present, for the
physicians still wish her to avoid ex
citement. Miss Helen Taft will stand
by her father's side. to receive thee
All the members of the president's
family and of Mrs. Taft's family-she '
was Miss Helen Herron, of Cincinnati ~
-will *be house guesjs at the White
House during the celebration. "Aunt
Delia" Torrey, of Milbury, Mass., will
be among '..he specially honored
On th-e afternoon of the 19th, the
president will be the guest of the Cin
cinnati chamber of commerce, at the
Chevy Chas'e club..
This will be third silver wedding
celebration of a president of the Unit
ed States and his wife..
NEWS OF EXCELSIOR.
Good Rains-Cotton Coming to a Stand
-School Trustees Will Elect
Teacher Saturday Night.
Excelsior, June 15.-The rain has
brought cotton to a stand.
Mr.-Ira Nates, of Columbia, spent
Sunday at home.
Mr. J. A. C. Kibler spent Sunday'
night with his brother, Mr. H. S. Kib-'
ler, of Newberry.
-Miss Jennie Ruth Counts has been
visiting relatives in Newberry.t
Miss Ollie Counts is off on a visit to
Comambia and Asheville, N. (O.
Mr. J1. D. Stone is in Columbia for.
two or three weeks, doing some car- i
Mrs. Jerry Walton, of Newberry, has d
been on a visit to Mr. E. G. Counts' b
We have some few cases of fever in
Miss Agnes Mettze has been visit-'
ing Misses Alder Ray and Nannie
The patrons of Excelsior school willC
hold a meeting at the school house
Saturday night to elect a teacher for
said school another year.
Mr. J. Calhoun Long, of Mt. Pilgrim,
who received injuries by being thrown
from a mule, is im1proving slowly.
Condensed From Report to S
of June 7,1911:
Loans and discounts.........
State of South Carolina Bonds.
Overdrafts, secured and unse<
Cash on Hand and with Banks.
Capital Stock................. .... .
Surplus and Undivided Profits
Dividends Unpaid . ..........
Cashier's Checks.... .........
Due to Banks.......... ..
Bills Payable....... .....
L. W. Floyd.
0. B. Mayer
Jno. M. Kinard.
4 Per Cent Interest Paid on
The Bank That Always Tr
Get Their Pay, But Lose Jobs.
Columbia, June 14.-'ihe supreme
ourt.this evening ruled in the Green
rood rural police fight, by ordering
he payment, of the salary for two
nonths of the two rural policemen li
,ppointed by Governor Blease under
he Act of 1911. The salary is $166.66,
or each of the two policemen.St
The case was brought by L. C. El
edge and R. L. Golden, the two rural
olicemen for Greenwood county, A
.gainst J.B. W4arton, the foreman of
he grand jury; T. C. Burnet, county
~upervisor; G. B. Riley and George
)orn, Who, with the supervisor, con
titute the county board of commis
ioners, and against F. Graham' Payne,
he treasurer of Greenvrood.
'The appointment of the policemen
s 'declared illegal, in spite of the fact
hat they get the salary.
The Herald and News-the pa19erU
hat gives the news while It Is news.
Of the condition of the Bank of Pa
iaaria, located at Pomaria, S. C., at This
he close of business June 7, 1911. s r
ioan and Resources.os o
casaddiscounts.'. .. ..$ 51,594.73 cookinj
verdrafts.. .. .... .. .. 402.82 time b)
'rniture and fixtures. . .. 1 .984.06 Credit.
~anking house.. .... .. .. 1,688.50 Cook -f
ue from banks and bank- erators
ers.. .... ...... ...5,563.14 and Bi
~urrency... ... ... ... .....976.00 and Dr
~old... ... ... ... ... .....150.00 Roller
ilver and other minor coin 345.24 AtS
Total... ... ... ... ....$ 62,704.49 .clothe'1
Liabilities.f and ci
~apital stock paid in.. .. $ 15,000.00 901 Ma
urplus fund.. .. .. ... 2,000-.0
ndivided profits, less cur
rent expenses and taxes *0.3
paid. ... ... ...... ... 913
ue to banks and bankers 55447'C
idividual deposits subject-- --
to check'... ... ... .....9,974.40
vings deposits... ...... 14,265.29
ashier's che:cks...... .. ...9.30
ills payable, including cer- Pursu
tificates for money bor- asembl
rowed.. .... .... ......20,000.00 notice is
. board 0
Total... ... ... ... .. .$ 62,704.49 cut
ate of South Carolina, County of 1911, at
Newberry-Eof 4 oc
Before me came V. L. Smith, cash- est res]
r of the above namned bank, who be- Iand ere<
g duly sworn, says that the above !over En
id foregoing statement is a true con- I r. P1a
tion of said bank, as shown by the! seen on
>oks of said bank.- ful bidi
V. L. Smith. IInto a
Sworn to and subscribed before me compan:
ts 14th day of June, 1911. be not
John C. Aull, shall be
Notary Public for south Carolina. board ni
>rrect Attest: day. TI
Z. T. Pinner, reject a:
R. H. Hipp, tions a:
Thos. E. Hentz, ounced
Lor 1: The Herald and News one Sioner
- er~O j H. C.
tate Ban Examiner
. ... 721.95
ats You Right.
June 18to 24
i't Fail to See Thi
LOUIS. Steel Range
Our Furniture Store.
Range made St. Louis famn
its go&l cooking, hard work
Sturned to immnediate pa4
r using this range. Cash or
Furniture of all kinds,
~toves, Fruit Jars, Ref rig
,Household Hardware, Men
>y Clothing, Ladies' Suits
ess Goods, Lace Curtains,
Shades, Clocks, Watches,
ares, everything needed to
he household-man, woman..
Id. Your credit is good at
in St., Newberry, S. C.
ook MerCantile o.,
H. DUDLEY, Mgr.
BBIDGE TO LET.
ant to an act of the general
y approved February 18, 191.1,
Shereby given th a.t the county
' commissioners for Newberry,
will on the 1st day of Jily,
Newberry, S. C., at the hour
ock p. mn., let out to the low-i
;onsible bidder the building
3ting of a et.el 3r Iron bridge
oree river, at Brazlemranl's fer-'
.n and specifications may be
day of letting. The suedess
er will be required,.to enter'
sufficient bond with a surety
, thle amount of the bond to
less than the bid. All bids
Ssealed and delivered to tbhp
at later .than 3 o'clock of said.
ie board reserves the right to
ay and all bids. Fuller condi
~id requirements will be an
on the day of bidding.~
L. I. Feagle,
n County Board of Co