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4)erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, March 5, 1912.
What matters it if a bill be sent
to the Secretary of State or not. If
the governor holds one more than
three days without his signature while
-the legislature is in session it becomes
law without his signature and sending
it to the Secretary of State has
nothing to do with the question. Unless,
of course, it should b-? held in
the governor's office indefinitely.
Columbia is agitating the question of)
c? 4-U ~ frnm thp
a rest, roum iui cue io-vuv-o ^ v4.i
town and country. There is nothingj
so valuable to a town as a good and
comfortable rest room. It is a convenience
and a comfort.
Newberry has the best arangement
fnr a ormvenient and commodious rest
Toom of any city we know. The old
court house building should be used
exclusively for public purposes. The
I entire lower floor "should be turned
into a public library and rest room
and the upstairs should oe usea as a
public hall for county conventions,
meetings of the farmers and other
public gatherings, and the rooms
should not be rented at all to private
parties. Then provision should be
made for the proper care of the rooms
and building. Such a convenient and
comfortable building can not be secured
in any other part of the city.
To tear the building down would oe a
waste of property that would cost
thousands of dollars to replace. Why
not every one unite on making this
an ideal place for public purposes? It
can be done 4f the proper authorities
will take the matter "<n hand.
The grounds around the building
should be parked and the rest of the
puuiic square paved and we wouia
then have one of the prettiest public
squares in the State, and one of the
most convenient and comfortable rest
rooms and libraries anywhere, and a
property that would be the pride of
the city and county. And at the same
time it would be a great cmofort and
convenience to our lady friends from
fVl A' +TT
WHAT IS THE ISSUE!
Under the head of "Bleasism" the
News and Courier carries the following
"Protest is made against the disposition
already evidenced in more than
one county of South Carolina to bring
out next summer Blease and antiBlease
tickets; but why should any
one object to this being done? What
plsr indAAri is thprp fnr fJnvprrmr
Blease and his friends to do? His
dictatorship has been flouted by every
departm-snt of the State government,
save one, which does not shine by
contrast, and in the general assembly
his vetoes have been overriden by
wholesale, his lawless preachments
have met with sharp and dignified rebuke
and the most extraordinary
measures have been deemed necessary
for the protection of legislation
from his ruthless hand.
"The issue is clearly drawn and it is
the issue of Bleasism. If the governor
believes that he can be re-elected why
should he not endeavor to have elected
with him State officers who will do his
bidding and a legislature which kill
answer to his every whim? What other
possible course is there before him?
His present position must be intolerable.
He surely would not wish to
perpetuate it for another two years."
As we see it, and as we believe a
majority of the people see it, it is not
an issue of "Bleasi^m," but an issue of
o /)nol thnl
itiii yiaj auu a. aviuaie ucai, auu wai.
is going to be the issue above all
others in the coming campaign. The
friends of the governor have not made
the issue of Blease ant anti-Blease
tickets for the legislature, but the
thing has been suggested by those
who are fighting Blease, and fighting
him whether fairly or unfairly, and
taking everything that may be twisted
against him and printing it in black
tviw wViilo h i/1 i ncr on villi ii?? that misrnt
be considered as favorable to him.
Th'iT i? the way the people are lookj,.
? . ir The people may be mistak- j
en, but that is ihe w >y they see it.
We believe it is a fact that a great
many of those in the legislature now
will not go back even if they stand
for re-clection, but it will not be so
much an issue of Blease as an issue
of fair play and a square deal. The
people of South Carolina believe in
I giving the der<l his dues and unless
i we are mistaken they will be found
doing it. We do not endorse by a
long ways all that Blease has said
and done, but we do believe in a
square deal and fair play, and that
Blease has not had from the press of
the State nor from the present legis!
We wonder why the city dbuncil has
not passed a license ordinance for
1912. It may be that the city is in
such gopd financial conditio.i that it
does not need the income from the license
ordinance. We have not heard
that such an ordinance was passed for
DO THEY KNOW?
Senator Strait, who stood by the
Bleatoes is from Ira B. Jones' county
of Lancaster. Maybe "there's a
reason" as C. W. Post would say.?
Anderson Daily Mail.
We heard the senator say not so long
ago that the Bleatoes would certainly
carry Lancaster county in the primaries
the coming summer. We do
not know whether he knew what he
was talking about or not.?Newberry
; Jtieraia ana i\ewc>.
There are some people, too, Brother
| Aull, who are talking it that the goverI
nor will not carry Newberry county
this summer. We do not know whether
they knew what they were talking
; about or not.?Greenville Piedmont.
We are not surprised that people
are "talking it" We would-'say, however,
that Brother Aull does not know
what Newberry county will do the
coming summer, and has made no effort
to find out. If we were to express
an opinion, however, it would
I he that there will be very few
changes in this county. You must remember,
also, that all three of the
| candidates for governor are from New!
berry, and no doubt will claim Newberry
::or their own this summer.
* THE IDLER. *
I noticed in a paper that I was
| reading the other day where a man
I f?nmmittpd suicide or died from the ef
fects of drinking too much water. Just
think of that I think we better ask
our legislature to pass a bill prohibiting
the drinking of water. It might
be possible it seems to me for a man
j to be killed from eating a Charleston
j waffle, or one of those square meals
i in the city of Columbia, but who would
i ever have dream-ed that a man could
j kill himself by drinking water. I exI
tViof n-ofar ViOrfl -nrvf hppn nnnlvZAfl
l/UUt ?Y tl 1>V^X iiUU HUl/ WW** v?iAv*,*^ wvv?
and possibly it contained some sort of
modern germ, or had bacteria in it of
some kind. I say that a man might
be intemperate in the use of a Charleston
waffle or a, Columbia square
meal, but the idea of being intemperate
: in the use of water?the very idea is
preposterous to my mind. I reckon it
is true after all that we may be intem|
perate in the use of other things besides
beer and kindred beverages.
The following from Frank Stanton
in the Atlanta Constitution is very
| good and I want to pass it on. I reckon
he won't object:
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"De only time when some folks
| won't have no doubts 'bout which way
i ter travel," said Brother Williams, "is
! when de roads fork at de Last Gate?
: one leadin' ter de big settin'-room in
; de Mansion, an' de yuther ter de hot
kitchen whar de fire is blazin' day an'
! night. In de words of de hymn:
" 'All de time a-whippin'
De devil roun' de stump,
! Can't swim de river
An' de fence too high ter jump;
All de time a-sayin' *
De lion's in de way,
An' never whippin' up de hoss
Ter make him come ter hay.'
"All of which is so, an no disputin'
it. Ef you doubts dat you'll git yo'
dinner you'll never hear de bell ring,
! an' ef de hill looks too high ter climb
you'll sho' be snowed under in de valley,
an' ef you don't set up nights wid
'em 'twel dey lowers de street car
fare some er you'll never git a ride!"
Now, I have never doubted that I
wns going to got my park i:i Newberry j
and because I have not mentioned it in
1 a long time is no reason for any one
to conclude that I have given up the
fight. I am not a quitter and never .
give up a fight. I can't b? discouraged.
T nr\r\'t L-nnir +Vi.a mooninor r\f flip Wfirrl
-A VIUII K- I\1JU " tliV Vi i*?v v ? v*
which spells quit or the one which
' spells give up. It takes a long time
; to accomplish things in seme communities,
and I know this is one of those
communities, but by keeping ev-erlast- .
ingly at it brings success in more ways
than one. The spring time will soon
bp hero and then we will .ill wish we
had that park, but we won't have it.
Maybe we will start th-e-n, or maybe
our rich people will want to wait a
little while longer, and we will have
i to wait on them, for it takes money to
do things. I never knew the value of
money until it was too late to do m->'
any good, and I am too old now J;o
} think about ever having any, but IJ
would like to see those who have bee.i i
more fortunate let me help them to do
i some good deed with their money that
' will live after they are gone, for be
sure that you can't take any more
1 money with you than I can. Let every|
body wake up now and do something.
i mere are 101s ui uimgs to uu ana an
| you need is to get up and do them.
The editor sends me word that an
1 old lady told him to tell me that a
number of ladies had told this old lady \
j that they were tired of reading my
! sermons, and that they wanted me to!
do something to help them, the ladies,
] they could hear the preachers preach
ion Sunday. Well, now that is some-ij
| thing, isn't it? And I hav^e bean so
; proud of my sermons, too, and really
I thought everybody else was looking
for them with eagerness and would be
| . ;
! disappointed when they didn't come.
: That is the way of the world. It doesn't
1 want that which will do it the most
'good. I suppose they want*me to
; pitch into something or somebody.
That is what most people call doing
j something when you write for a paper.
I Well, just g:'.ve me a chance.
I This reminds me of a paragraph I
| read in a book the other day. It was
speaking about the duties of the edi-,
tor" of a daily paper. It applies to:
newspaper writers who try to do some- !
thing. Here it is, read it: "Deeper;
than the grind of the routine detail,
was the constant opposition and adverse
criticism to which his newspaper,
like every other one, was inces- j
santly subjected. It has long been a
trite observation that no reader of j
any newspaper is so humble as not j
to be outspokenly confident that he j
could run that paper a great deal bet- j
ter than those who acutally are run- i
ning it. Etfery upstanding man who t
pays a cent for a daily journal con-!
j siders that he buys the right to abuse j
I it, nay incurs the manly duty of abus- 1
ing :t. Every editor knows that the j
I highest praise he can expect is silence, j
| If his readers are pleased with his re- j
mants, tney noDiy ren am nam cum-,
ment. But if they disagree with one
jot or little of his high speed dissertations,
he must be prepared to have
quarts of ink squirted at him forthwith."
And so it goes. We take de!
liglr: in faultfinding but never think j
| a word of commendation worth while,
i I dcn't mind criticism, if it be honest
! criticism that comes from difference
of views and opinions. But I despise
this little carping gossip which can I
come only from little1 minds arid
dwarfed souls. I don't want every one ;
to agree with me. I don't like to be
too unanimous. But lets do something.
I will help in any worthy cause.
Of the condition of the Bank of I
1'Prosperity, located at Prosperity, S.
j C., at the close of business February j
: 20, 1912:
I 7 nono on/? rliennnt $1 flfin ftd
I i-ivauo uiiu uiowii ul . . . yx?v,vw.v *
: Overdrafts.* 7,682.92
| Bonds and stocks owned by
th? bank 1,000.00
Furniture and fixtures. ... 2,000.00 .
Banking house 2,000.00
Other real estate owned .. 3,">00.00
Du-a from banks and bankI
i Currency 2,480.00
j Silver and other minor coin 1,522.97
;Checks and cash items. ... 631.61
Total $182,355.19 j
| Capital stock paid in ? 25,000.00 j
| Surplus fund 2,000.00
! Undivided profits, less current
expenses and taxes
paid 5,775.96 i
Individual deposits subject
to check 140,489.23
! Cashier's checks 90.00
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry?ss.
Before me came J. F. Browne, cashi
1 IT 1
I Every day \
If new goat
W P^?L SAO
Newest of t
in plenty oi
etc. Our R
I serve you b
ier of the above named bank, who, be- ,
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true condition
of said bank, as shown by the
boo^s of said bank.
J. F. Browne.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 2nd day of March, 1912.
A. B. Wise, (L. S.)
S. S. Birge,
Geo. Y. Hunter,
Jacob S. Wheeler,
The regular annual meeting of the
rvl A nf C*/-\y?n tm+tt T r\CK n QTlH
OLU\>n.lJLUIUCA ^ V/JL IS^VUIIUJ, vaava
Investment company will tie held in
the office of the company, 1219 Boyce
street, Newberry, S. C., Thursday afternoon,
March 14, 1912, at 5 o'clock.
J. N. McCaughrin,
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make a final settlement of the estate
of Bertha Lep. Banks, nee Bertha Lee
Hendrix, in the Probate Court for
Newberry County, South Carolina, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon, on the 6th
dE.y of April, 1912, and will immediately
thereafter apply for a final discharge
as the guardian of the person
and estate of the said minor.
T. C. Banks,
Newberry, S. C., March 2, 1912.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
WHEREAS, one-third of the resident
electors and a like proportion of
t.ie resident free-holders of the age of
twenty-one years, of Utopia School ,
District, No. 10, of Newberry County, ,
State of South Carolina, have filed a
petition with the County Board of
Education of Newberry County, South
Carolina, petitioning and requesting '
that an election be held in the said
School District on the question of re- I ;
pealing one mill of the special annual j ;
tax of two mills heretofore voted, le-! :
vied, and collected 011 the property located
in the said School District. ! :
XOW, THEREFORE, the undersign- ! (
ed, composing the County Board of, 1
Education of Newberry County, South , !
Carolina, do hereby order the Board ! <
of Trustees of the said School District, ;
Xo. 10 (Utopia School District) to hold i
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the trains bring car
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he New. Miss Ris<
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rds for Men, Worn?
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a very small
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Bay Better Goods Foi
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an election 011 the said question of repealing
one mill of the two mill tax
heretofore voted, levied and collected
on the property in the said School District,
which said election shall be held
at Utopia School house, in the said
School District, No. 10, on Friday,
March 29, 1912, at which said election I
the polls shall be opened at 7 o'clock;
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in the forenoon, ana ciosea ai t
r>'clcck in the afternoon. The mem- j
t>ers of the Board of Trustees of said :
School District shall act as managers
Df said election. Only such electors
is reside in said School District and
return real or personal property for .
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after car I
re. Every I
in die of the
er has reihe
t is again
3 Big Store
n and ChilFrance
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irr hnmp at
? ? cost.
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' The Same Price At /
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taxation, and who exhibit their tax receipts
and registration cetificates as
required in general elections shall be *
allowed to vote. Electors favoring a
repeal of the said tax shall cast a ballot
containing the word "yes" printed
or written thereon, and each elector
opposed to slich repeal shall cast a
ballot containing the word "no" writ
ten or printed thereon.
Given under our hands and seals on
February 29, 1912.
E. H. AULL, f
E. O. COUNTS,
County Board of Education of Newberry
County, South Carolina.