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Entered at the Postoffice at New
erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, July 11, 1911.
We want to repeat what we have
frequently published that all com
munications intended for publication
must be accompanied by the name of
Some paper remarked the other day
that it came by grapevine the Hon.
R. I. Manning, of Sumter, had been
selected to run against Blease next
year. Manning is a mighty gpod man,
but his friends knifed him a few years
Sumter has succeeded in getting the
Seaboard .to extend its line from Mc
Bee t o Sumter via Bishopville and then
on to the coast. The board of trade
got busy and went after it. That is
the way to do things and to get things I
-get busy and go down after them.
The Greenville News remarks: "The
question as to who will defeat Gover
nor Blease next summer is causing
much interestir g discussion even this
early in the game." And the chances
are that the discussion will become
heated before it is over.-Spartanburg
There,is no need to get hot. Better
to keep cool.
To the board of health, city council,
police force and ail citizens: Get busy
and see if there is not some tin can,
wash tub or dirty slop hole where
mosquitoes breed. Several citizens
have reported the visits of two or three
this week.-,Spartanburg Journal. -
Good advice this is and applicable to
Newberry. There are very few mos
qjtges in Newberry so far and if ev
ryb?04y w'Q1d f9119W the rule of pro
vention the fiumber might be kept
Clemson college received aboul
5280,00 from the sale of fertliser tags|
this ta TDhe college can nliiage to
44t on with the addition of the other
Income it has. It will be- a tight
squeeze, however.--Spartanburg Jour
We notice where President Riggs
says the college would go on just the
same if one half the income from the
privilege tax were taken, but the ex
periment work for the farmers wouldI
This observation is from the usually
acute Charlotte Observer:
"They are grooming former Lieut.
Gov. T. G. McL.eod to make the race
against Gove4nor Blease iin next sum
mer's primary. If they can presuade
him to enter there will be excitement
in -plenty. Mr. Blease has the -prece
dent-&.mbroken for years-of giving
the governor a second berm to aid him
as well as the strong friends who went
to the last ditch for 'him last fall; and
the task of supplanting him will fol
loiw no primrose path."
CARDS OF THANKS.
Persons desiring cards of thanks
-published will save. lots of trouble to
us and themselves and insure yrompt
insertion 'by enclosing the money with
the card. We have adopted the low
rate of twenty-five cents the inch,
which i about one-half cent a word,!
and if you will count the words and
spend money to cover at one-half cent
*the word, it would save us bookkeep
ing and save you trouble. We wish
we could print these without charge,
but we can not do so.
We are surprised that the State
newspaper would by a big head line
give out the impression that the route
committee on Charleston-Asheville
highway intended to, or did side track
Columbia. Nothing of that kind ever
entered the mind of any member of
the committee. It would have been
foolish to have selected a road forty-1
six miles long as against one thirty!
miles long and in view of the state
ment that the thirty mile road was cap
able of greater possibilities as a good
road than the forty-six mile road:
even though the latter was at present
the better road.
As to the suggestion that to6lrists
will not have to pass through Colum
ba if they come the State road froni
St. Matthews and the route via Lexing
ton is adopted, it is absurd. They
would have to come to the city limits
practically and if they would not drive:
in they would do no more than drive
through if they came the other road.
Of course. Columbia is on the offi
cial road and the most important point
between Charleston and Asheville (ex
cept Newberry) and every one taking
an interest in this movement realizes I
and appreciates the interest taken by
Columbia and what her people have
done for the improvement of our
roads. Without her cooperation this
movement for the Charleston-Ashe
ville highway would scarcely have had
the interest that has been taklen.
We want oClumbia people to fell
that they are on the route and an im
portant factor in the development of
the road. There is no one connected
We want Columbia people to feel
with the movement who has had .any
A GOOD PROVISION-IF ENFORCED.
The Columbia Record calls atten
tion to a provision in the Georgia con
3titution which "prevents any member
of the legislature from resigning his
office to accept an election by his col- I
leagues, and after he has taken the
oath and qualified as a member of the
legislature he may not accept any ap
pointment at the hands of the gover
The Record says there is no such
provision in our constitution, but that
the wisdom of having it has been dem
onstrated in recent' years. That is
true, but suppose such a provision l
were part of our constitution
and it was disregarded as the
one now in our constitution, as to
members of the legislature, what good
would it avail. Better- it be not there
than to have it trampled under foot as
is now the case. As to members of
the legislature, on this very point ourj
pnsttution says, Article HII, Section
24: "No 'person shall be eligible to a
eat in the general assembly while he
olds any office or position of profit'
or trust under this State, the United
States of America, or any of them, or
under any other power, except officere
in the militia, and notaries public;
and if any member shall ACCEPTI or
exercise any of the said disqualifying
offices or positions he shall vacate his
The same provision was in 'the con
stitution of 1868, only the constitution
f 1895 is more sweeping. It includes
offices" or "positions."
'This provision is flagrantly viola-ted.
When Gov. Blease called -attention to
it in a special message to the legisla
ture s.everal members gave up their
"position,'' others did not. The attor
[uestion as to certain "positions," but
we suppose the onerous duties of his
ffice has precluded his bringink the
test, and several members of the gen
eral assembly are holding other "posi
What's the use of any more constitu
tional provisions along this line when
those that are there are openly violat
ed? We have too many laws now that
are not enforced. The suggestion of
the Record is good if'it would be -en
NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT.
When a newspaper has nothing to
talk abgut he can bore his subscribers I
talking about good roads. Good roads
are necessary for automobiles, and far
mers ought to be made build good
roads.-Ab'beville Press and Banner.
Of course, it takes more than talkI
and newspaper editorials to build good'
roads, but the talk and the news-paper
editorials play their part and are nec
essary to arouse public sentiment and
to get the people to thinking and to
realize the importance and the value
and the necessity of good roads. And
it is not for tutomobiles alone that
good roads are necessary.
A great deal better for tile editor to 1
give his readers editorials on good~
roads than to fill up with so much po- -
litical rot and slush. I
We remember some year-s ago when
The Herald and News was about the
oly~ paper that was writing editorials
on good roads, but now the sentiment
is unanimous. Some eight or nine years
ago the editor of The Herald and News,:
then a member of the legislature, in
tror.ced a bill to provide for bonds
or a special tax for permanent roads.
and the proposition was almost unani
mously defeated. We were just a little
ahead of the procession. Now, nearly
every county in the State has some
sort of permanent road fund. Then
the law had to appy to every county.
We just mention this to show what
writing editorials on good roads will
do. It educates. Yes, talk about roads,
even if you do bore some of your read
ers. Even if you encourage the filling
of only one mudhole your labor has
not been in vain. There is no greater
nor more important subject than road
The farmers are not called to do
all the work, either. When you build
roads by tax-ation-,and that is the
equitable plan-the towns and cities
and corporations bear the bigger por
tion of the burden. And it is right they
should if they own the greater portion
of the property. And this class of
property never objects to being taxed.
As a rule the ones who pay the least
tax are the ones who object most to
being taxed. And they are the gi'eat
est direct beneficiaries.
Another thing that the Press and
Banner should remember is that good
roads are necessary for other things
than automobiles and that the farmers
are not the largest contributors to the
building of roads and as stated al
ready they should not be. It must be
said to the credit of the automobile
that it has been a great road builder
and its coming has gr.eatly hastened
the- era of good roads.
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THE IDLER. -
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I was just wondering when I read
he card of Mr. Harry W. DOLi:ick,
3ecretary of the board of health, re
Iuesting the ed!to:r to be more spee!&
is to the drains and ditches In New
yey that needed cleanIng, if the
nembers were blind, or near-sighted.'
3r, may be they are like I used to
lear it said about the dispensary con
;tables who operated in Oharleston.
?Iaving eyes they see not, and having,
ears they hear not. -And I suppose it
nigiht be added, having noses they
;mell not. Or as a higher authority
3uts it, having eyes they must see and
aot see; having e3ars must hear and
act hear; and having noses smell and
;mell not, or words to that effect.
['hese are the only two hypotheses
apon which I see any hook upon
which Mr. Dominick can hang his con
But after the inspection on the 12th
all these things will be changed and
we will have a clean town once more.
)f course everybody should keep his
premises clean. But" sometimes it
1appens that every'body doesn't do it.
['hat would be all right if everybody
ived all to himself, but everybody
loesn't live all to lyimself and I may'
keep my premises clean and if my
aeighbor does not where am I at. That
s the reason we have health officers'
and boards of health and pay them to
nake everybody do what he ought to
The editor sends me the following
luery from Chief Bishop: "If the tax
yn a dog is paid, will tiat make the.
log less liable to -hydrophobia?" That
s purely an academic question and'
[do not propose to discuss it, and it
s referred to City Attorney Blease. I
would say that in this purely commer
3ial age a dollar will atone for many
sins-especially true in Newberry.
WVhy should a dog that is worth a dol
ar have hydrophobia at all. I.
amn glad to see that the
shief's mind is running *on dogs.1
[t may cause hi~m to get orders
i.nd to give orders to have the dog
>rdinance enforced. If all the dogs,
:hat I see on the streets pay that dol
ar there ought to be money enough!
n the town treasury to clean up the
:own in one day and clean out those!
irains as well.
By the way, that reminds me that
some one told me that a Newberry far
ner had a wagon load of dogs on the
street for sale the other day, and that
:he people flocked around the wagon
ike they do around a load of country
eaches or chickens, and I suppose
-he farmer had no difficulty in dispos
ng of his cargo. A new industry forf
:his county--a dog fennel. Pity the
farmer did not direct his energies to
D)ogs and cats go together. An es
:eemed citizen-I presume he resides
n Boundary street-sends mi' the fol
owing beautiful pcetry and adds two:
:-tan-re of his own ononiUan an
I take it the cats ar= numerous in
Roundary street. I am sorry for
these citizens, but if they lived out to
themselves like I do there would be i
no annoyance. I guess this fellow is
mad and the owners of the aforesaid
ten thousand cats had better muzzle'
them-or get thFi.ity to pass an ordi
nance, or the lower regions will send
up an awful odor when these ten thou
sand cats reach their destination. Here
Mary had a Thomas cat;
It warbled like Caruso.
A neighbor swung a baseball bat
Now Thomas doesn't do so.
Her sister also had a cat;
,She called the creature Queenie.
The neighbors wouldn't stand for it
It rivaled Tetrazzini.
But soon another cat appeared
This is no theme for jestin'
The neighbors stoned it from the yard;
It sang like Emmy Destinn.
-New York Musical Courier.
Ten thousand cats in Boundary street,
Not only sing all night,
But cultivate their voices sweet,
With all the chicks in sight.
These creatures have a famous yell,
So far and widely known,
But several thousand into -
'With shot will soon be blown.
I read the following in a paper the
other day--I think copied from the
Savannah Morning News-and it oc-)
curred to me that it might contain a
suggestion to the 'board of health-I
mean it might contain an idea-which
if followed would result in sending our
health officer to this university after
that degree. A good doctor of the
public health might be worth more
than a dozen doctors of physic, be
cause he is-I mean the doctor .of the
public health-the one who would pre
scribe the ounce of prevention and
you know that it is said alwaye to be
worth a pound of e --that would be
the good old tryan and Farmers alli
a.nce doctrine of 16 to 1. But here LB
the notice I was talking about:
A new degree has been -invented by
the University of Michigan. It is rep
resented by the letters "D. P. H." which
mean "doctor of public health." The
first "D. P. H." degrees were conferred
a. few days ago upo~n Drs. Evans and
Keifer, who have been very successful
in chasing germs to their lair and
catching them. The new degree, it
seemis, is to be reserved for the h mnor
of scientists who do something nota
ble in the way for promoting the pub
lic health by hygienic, surgical or oth
When I was young, I never heard of
bacteria, and germs and microbes, be
ing in the milk and the water and ev
erywhere as breeders of disease-but,
of course, they were there. Why in
those days when the salt was out we
would dig up the dirt in the meat
houses and get the salt from it and in
the army we drank water wherever
we could get It and ate anything that
was at hand. And people get sick and
die now just like they did then. Maybe
when the scientist gets the people to
observe the rules of health, he will be
able to do away with disease and sick
ness and prolong human life. But you
know I don't think it well for man to
try to dive too deep into the mysteries
of life. Isn't there something' in the
Bible about man getting too wise and
too smart. Seems to me there is.,
[-Iowever, I know cleanliness is cam
mended and the doctor 6f the public
health can clean up.
The undersigned will give a first
class barbecue at Fork school house
n Thursday, J'u 20. Every body is
invited to come and caijoy a goon dini
R. L. Lominic<~
We, the undersigned, will gfve a'
first-class barbecue at the old J. A.
Dromer place Saturday, July 22, 1911.
I'he public Is invited to attend. Guar
a.nteed enjoyment for young people.
B. M. Suber.
0. A. Felker.
In fighting to keep the blood pureI
the white corpuscles attack disease
germs like tigers. But often germs
multiply so fast the little fighters are
vercomne. Then see pimples, boils,'
aczema, saltrheurn and sores multiply
mnd strength and appetite fail. This
:ondition demands Electric Bitters to:
regulate stomach, liver and kidneys
mnd to expel poisons from the blood.
'They are the best blood purifier."
writes C. T. Budahn, of Tracy, Calif.,
'I have ever found." They make rich,t
red blood, strong nerves and build up
Tune 1911, at 11 o'clock a. mn., in the~
>ffice of the Probate Judge for New
mur health. Try them. 50c. at Wmn.
O. Palham r Sn'*m
NEWBERY AD11 PLAYS
VE1lY IMPORTANT PART
(Continued fro page one).
it is one of the best roads in Newberry
The Union representatives were pos
itive that he road from Gordon's
bridge over Tiger river, via Santuc to
Union, was a much better road than
the road from Union to Whitmire. The
Newberry representatives suggested
that he most direct route from New
berry to Union was by Whitmire, but
the Union representatives insisted that
the better route was by Maybinton,
and this route was adopted.
It was decided to select August 17,
as the day on which the road from
Charleston to Asheville should be put
in good condition. It is not necessary
and it is not expected to wait until the
17th to do the work. The vice-presi
dents of the several counties are ex
pected to organize and see that the
road through their counties is put in
It is understood that the Laurens
road is now being worked and the
same is true of the road through
The Union representatives stated
that the road through Union would be
put in fine condition and from Union
to Spartanburg the road was already
in good condition.
Newberry is in position to furnish
for this high way possibly the best
stretch of road, and it will require but
very little work to make this road one
of the best in the State. It is neces
sary to clay some of the sand places,
and to sand some of the clay parts of
the road, but the material is along the
route, and it can be put in good condi
tion with possibly les 4expense than
any other section of e whole high
way, and it is very . 'ch hoped that
the Newberry people 'll take 'suffi
eient pride and inte to make the
road through Newberry the finest in
It should be remembered also that
while this will be used by automobiles
passing 'through from 'the low 'coun
try and from the up-country, that the
road will be mainly used bY iagons
and buggies, and that while the road
Is being built, it is not being built as
an automobile highway, but as a good
road through Newberry county.
Mr. J. B. Hunter, the vice-president
for this county, has thie matter of or
ganizatlin in his hands, and no doubt
will be active In the work.
The following inlstruotOnR have1
been addressed to eaeh local road
3ommissioner and solicitor for each
mnile ot road and each town along the
Dharleston to Asheville highway:
"Gentlemen--&Hierewith we hand, sub
scription 'blanks to be used by you in
your work of cooperating with thou..
sands of others to build better roads
in this State. Permit the route and
mnanaging committee to say that this
mlovement is a free-will offering of
ill of us-a cooperative effort to se
cure th.e help of all to jon in and help
build better roads. No officer is paid
any salary. We will assume that you
know the general outlines of the plan
to start the good roads movement by
thle remodeling and building between
the sea and the mountains of a high
way on the c'ooperative plan. There
core, we will say that your part in this
movement will be to solicit help and
superintend the work on your mile of
r'oad, and to faithfully attempt to do
1ll you can to carry out instructions
~rom time to time. The time selected
o work on the road is August 17, 1911
"We will a,sk that you solicit every
an and .boy over 15 years old or over
~or work and donations as .far out as
~ight miles on either side of your mile
)f road, being careful that no one
3scapes your attention. Should anyone
who lives further than eight miles
want to help in this work, of course,
you will accept his subscription. Use
pen and ink for signatures and in ev'
ary column where convenient. Spell
ut the words used in each column:
ivhere you have room. Have each per
;on to sign his own name if conven
"Column No. 1. Have every man and
oy over 15 years old to sign for two
iays' work if you can.
Column No. 2. In villages or towns,
wvhere any one prefers, hh.ve them
state how many men they will furnish
~or two days free of charge.
"No 3. Secure the agreement for as
nany plows and teams as you will needI
mn your one mile of road, also for use
n conveying gravel, clay, sand, etc.
"No. 4. Secure the use of every oart,
vagon and team of every description
vithin the limits of your terriftory.
~et none escape. If a man has ten
vagons or one wagon insist on him'
ubscribing every one, with teams and
Irivers, for two days' work. These
tre what we will need more than any
hing. They are the ones that use the
oads. See the town man as well as
he farmer. Get them all.
"No. 5. This applies to picks, shov-1
Is, hoes, spades, axes and everything
i'ded in that line.
"No 6. This annline to road ma-,
chines, scrapers, rollers and other
"No. 7. Secure sufficient* lumber and.
other timber you may need for bridges,.
culverts -and a. su'bstanitial sign.post
'or every plaee nleeded on your mile
of road. Let this be timber of a dur
able kind to be delivered where need-.
"No. 8. Where it will be necessary
to leave'the old road to build a proper
grade around a kill or other obstruc;
ion, or to shun a branch or creek,
secure a free right of way If possible.
"No. 9. Secure free, access to gravel
beds, pits, stone quarries, dirt needed,
lay banks, sandbars. IThese are de
important materials you will need.
"No. 10. Have them describe any
ther donations not~ named in other
"No. 11. See your liverymen and
ther people In towns with passenger
cnveyances and have them agree toi
onvey men in the towns out to and
ack from their work free of charge..
See that liverymen do their full part
by using their wagons for hauling on -
he road, subscribing money and con
vsying people in their buggies to and
from the work.
"No. 12. Secure cash subscrion
from any one you can. You wil
all you can get to 'buy nails, concrete
nd various other materials that 'wil
e short on the free list and to pay
for extra labor.
"No. 13. Fill in these colunins in'
very case in full.
'"No. 14. Let each person sign for
himself where It is possible.
"This is a public spirited, coopera
ive movement for all to join In to
elp build better roads. The farmer
nd the laborer .who live in the interioir
eed good roads worse,.than any class'
f' mein. The automobilist Is alwaya
iberal. and -wants better roads. The
ommittee and the county vice-presf
ent are willing to lend -their exper
ence, time, energy and pay out the
ost, to make this a succeSs and they
kow that with public spirited men'
ike yourself and other men of 1BDe
knd to lead, that all will join in to>
elp do something for his neighbor
ood, county and State. All pull to-.
The stockholders of The Newberry#
and and Security Co., will hold their
nnual meeting at Chamber of Comn
erce rooms On Tuesday, July 18, 1911,
t 12: o'clock m, for the purpose of
lecting directors for ensuing year and
ttending to such other business that'
ay be brought before the meeting;.
Jno. M. Kinard,
SJuly 8, 1911. 7-1-taw2
BAEBECUE AT JALAPA.
-I will give a first-class barbecue
t Jalapa on Wednesday, July 19, the
ay of the Farmers Institute there..
J. F. Riser/
FIRST CLASS BARBECUE.
The undersign-ed will furnish a first
lass barbecue at Prosperity on Sat
rday, July 16. Everybody is invited
o come and get a good dinner.
G. W. Kinard,
B. B. Rikard.