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Entered at the Postoffice if V*w.f%erry,
S. C., sis 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, May 28, 1912.
Now, all together for the hospital!
Newberry can build that hospital,
and we believe she will. There should
be no putting-off. A whirlwind campaign
is the right idea.
The editor regrets that he was unable
to attend the picnic at Beih Eden
school on last Saturday owing to
business at the office of the county superintendent
A hospital for Newberry was one of
the things for wihich The Herald and
News started an agitation a long time i
ago, and we are glad to see that the i
chances are Dngnt ior a nospuai iur
Newberry in a short time.
Blease and Underwood ran together
in Newberry county. Wonder what
connection there is between them and
the plunderbund ??Cherokee News.
These people who are always talking
about "plunderbund" make us
very weary. It is nauseating, especially
in hot weather. If the Cherokee
News has any facts to warrant an insinuation
like the above, why doesn't
it give them? If it hasn't, it ought
to know that charges by insinuation
without foundation in fact emanate
only in littleness which ought to be
foreiem to a newspaper?but unfortu- f
nately too often is not.
In a card issued to the voters of
New Jersey, Governor Woodrow Wilson,
in asking their ballots in the
presidential primaries, says: "For 18
months ] have sought to serve you as
governor of the State with a full sense
of the responsibilities you ha\e imposed
on me, and my record all the State
We had not heard of Governor Wilson
being in New Jersey since his
election as governor until the campaign
opened up in New Jersey just
preceding the presidential primaries.
We are glad to note the wanderer
is at home for a brief while, anyway.
MAKE THE CITY CLE AX.
It would be impossible to tell in
The Herald and News how many flies
there are in Newberry, because there
is not room enough in the columns of
the newspaper. We suppose Newberry
is no exception to the rule in the
matter of flies. But now is the time
to see to it that sanitary conditions
prevail all over the city. It is better
to take measures now to enforce the
rules and to follow the dictates of
common sense than it is to take a
6pasm after sickness comes. We need
a hospital, but.we much more need a
concerted effort by the proper authorities
to enforce the observance of the
common rules of health in Newberry,
and the co-operation of the property
holders to this end. - - ! .
WHY NOT ENFORCE IT?
A pastor of one of the city churches
preached a sermon on Sunday morning
in which he spoke of the value of
Some of the automobile drivers
around this section don't seem to realize
that human life is of any value.
Newberry has been fortunate so far
in having no serious automobile accidents.
Rut it is riot, because therp has
not been carelessness and recklessness
in driving in the city streets. And
it is not because the ordinances of
the city have not been violated. One
night last week an automobile was
seen to turn the corner between Gilder
& Weeks' drug store and Summer
Brothers' hardware store at the rate
oi someuimg Detween niteen ana twenty
miles an hour. There was no
slackening of speed, and the wonder
was the automobile kept all four
-wheels on the ground in making the
There is an ordinance requiring all
automobiles to come to a stop at this
corner. It is an ordinance founded in
wisdom. We suppose it was passed
to be enforced.
This is certainly a public corner,
and if there are not enough police officers
in Newberry to enforce an ordinance
of this kind, then there ought to |
be more policemen on the force.
WHY THE GROUCH?
This is from the Newberry Herald
" While the press association is exploiting
new railroads, how would it
do to take an excursion over the Augusta
and Northern? It is proposed
to take the Becond trip over the C.,*C.
and 0. We suggest that arrangements
be made for a trip over the Augusta
and Northern, a new railroad which
hag recently been opened through a
very fertile section. We are satisfied
that many of the editors have never
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naa ms piecu?uie vjl ua>tnuj, v/?w ..v.
Editor Aull, who wrote the above
cheerful little paragraph, was president
of the South Carolina Press association
for a number of years and
had the enthusiastic co-operation of
the "brethren" in all his labors necessary
to making the annual meeting
successful. Why she should now show
a grouch is not exactly clear.?Spartanburg
We confess that we do not know
what a "grouch" is as our dictionary
rWc not eive the word, hut we sup
pose that it must be something terrible.
We assure the Herald and the
brethren of the press that, nothing terrible
was intended. We' beiievo, we
can truthfully say that there is no other
member of the association who has
for as many years taken as much interest
in it as we have. And this interest
was before and has been since
we had the honor to be president. It
is passing strange to us why there are
so many people who are always ready"'
and who seem anxious to assign improper
motives. It seems to use that
there is an old French proverb which
is the motto of the kings of Great Brit
am winch runs something iiKe mis:
"Honi soit qui mal y pense." You may
make the application.
GOY. BLEASE IX DEWBERRY.
Spent Couple Hours Here Saturday.
Feeling Fine Over Campaign
Prospect This Summer.
Governor Cole. L. Blease spent a
couple hours in Newberry on Saturday
on his way to Honea Path and
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n ui v kjuuuxo. n Ukj o v*vwv/ >*
Here of Mr. Fred H. Dominick.
In talking to the newspaper men
here, Governor Blease said he had no
doubt of re-election in the campaign
this summed "1 have been receiving
the most encouraging letters from all
over the State," he said, "including
the places which Mr. Jones has visited
in his campaign, and they are all
to the same effect, practically?that I
am stronger than I was two years ago.
In many of them which have come to
me from the counties where Mr. Jones
has been making speeches against me
and my administration, I am told that
the tenor of his addresses has had the
effect of really strengthening me.
"From all reports which I have received,"
said the governor, "these
speeches have been for the most part
simply abusive of me and my administration,
rather than a presentation
6f the claims of Mr. Jones. I shall
take no notice of these attacks and <
this abuse in the sense of replying to <
it unui tne candidates ior governor
meet on the stump this summer in the
regular campaign planned by the State
Democratic executive committee. I
shall then pay my respects to them, 1
and what I shall say will be in no un- ]
certain terms. 1
"I notice in a morning newspaper a 1
statement to the effect that I will be (
present at a gathering at Monetta on
next Thursday, which will also be at- '
tended by Mr. Jones. Before I knew
that Mr. Jones was to be present I had
declined two very pressing invitations !
to attend this gathering, on account :
of previous engagements which I had ]
made. I do not know by what author- ;
ity it was stated that I would be pres- 1
Governor Blease was asked if he :
cared to pay any attention to an in- ]
sinuation published in a weekly newspaper
in Charleston, "Common Sense,"
and reproduced in the editorial columns
of a Columbia newspaper, as to
"miserable money" going to Columbia
from Charleston. Governor Blease
said he didn't know anything about it; 1
that it was all news to him.
Governor Blease says he is feeling :
well, and that he expects to be in fine :
trim for the campaign this summer.
. .5<w is the time to subscribe to The
Herald and Jiews, $1.50 a year, 75c. :
six months, 50c. four moiiths.
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<S> THE IDLER
Talking about the brick pavement, I
notice from the Observer that there is
complaint that the work is not being
done properly, and that the man in
charge has refused to take up the defective
brick as pointed out by the
engineer in charge, and has telegraphed
for the contractor. Well, that is
one job I have not undertaken to regulate,
as I understand that an engineer
has been employed and I supposed
he understood his job, and that council
would be governed by him, and the
council will. If he does not know his
business then council had better get
some one else, but I guess he is on
to his job and that council will sustain
him, though I have heard that it
is not always the case, and then the
city lives to regret tuat it aia not
stand by its engineer. Of course,
Newberry should have the best if she
is paying for the best, and if she has
not contracted for the best then somebody
has blundered. Well, I have
made up my mind not to kick anj
more and to take things as they come,
only now and then to give a little
In my last I had something to say
>10 rendition nf the old grave
yard. Well, I wonder if any one has
been to Rosemont recently. I was
over there the other day. I love to go
there, but it makes me sad to do so,
and especially when I look around
and see the condition of this city of
the dead. Of course, it makes no difference
to them, but how must the living
feel when they view the horrible
condition in which the city is kept.
There are no roads and no walks*
and with a few notable exceptions the
squares are one mass of weeds and
rubbish. It does seem to me that if
there is any one thing that would
make the whole world akin and arouse
one noble sentiment it would be the
care of the last rsting place of our loved
ones. When we stand around an
open grave we should forget the bitterness
and the strife and unite to keep
fresh the memories of those we have
tenderly laid there. How better can we
do this than by giving some attention
to the place where we laid them. But,
oh, sad to say how soon do we forget.
Are we a people without memories.
Go look at the city of your dead ana
answer, not to me, but to yourselves.
There are few, very few, households
in this town that have not ties to bind
them to this place, and they should
be the most sacred of ties. How many
households are there without the vacant
chair. If there are any it will
not be long. Where is the civic association?
"Where is the chamber of
commerce? It is nice to build a hospital
and a rest room and a library, but
if you do not give proper attention to
the city of the dead and show that you
have memories, you can never oe
great. Why do we celebrate Memorial
day and place beautiful flowers and
evergreens bound with the red and
white upon the graves of our departed.
It is because there are "precious n .^n-.
ories which are cherished, and a
priceless heritage to be handed down
to generation after generation." And
then, too, we are better for having
All of the above was written for last
week but somehow it failed to appear.
I suppose more important matter
crowded it out. I think this much is
due me by way of explanation, for I
want all I write to be printed.
I notice that the reporter remarks
that every time The Idler opens his
mouth and says something people
make remarks to him. That is to the
reporter. Well, I don't open my mouth I
:>ften but when I do I say something.
[ reckon it is such a rare habit in
dewberry for people to say something :
when they open their mouths that j
when something is said it is just occa- i
sion for people to make remarks." At j
my rate, I am willing for people to:
make remarks.* It doesn't hurt me. ]
a.nd I am glad for them to have some- j
thing to do and something about
which they can talk. They need the
recreation. You know, that the
mouth is a very important part of our
being. "He that keepeth his mouth
keepeth his life; but he that openefch
wide his lips shall have destruction."
And again: "The mouth of the just
bringth forth wisdom; but the fror,T/s
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wctiu iuu:gue suaii ue cut out. aiiu
once more: "Whoso keepeth his
mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul
from troubles." "It is an honor for a
man to cease from strife; but every
fool will be meddling:" I reckon you
know from whom these quotations are
made. If you do not let me advise
you to get busy and find out. When
you do find out you will learn that
there are many more good sayings I
in the same book.
One man wants me to get Mayor
Langford's goats to eat the grass, and
so on, that you find growing on the
sidewalks. And truly if hens are making
nests in them it is high time somej
thing was being done. I was wonderI
ing the other day if there were any
J ionger any street force on the streets
iand then I saw some hands with hoes
cutting grass on College street, so I
guess they have not abandoned en
jtirely all street work. It does seem
| to me that the streets of Newberry
could be in better condition if only a
few split log drags had been used. I
have been here fcr many years and I
do think that the streets as a whole
are?well, bad enough to convince any
reasonable man or woman that it is
time something were being done. Just
a little dragging, if nothing else.
I would like to make a suggestion
to city council. I have referred to the
ordinance many times before. I mean
the stop ordinance for automobiles. I
notice that the signs have worn off
! and they were not observed before
i they wore off. Now my suggestion is
| that they be painted in red and then
enforced, or repeal the ordinance and
put all vehicles and footmen on notice
that they must keep clear the
track, that the automobile has the
right of way and you must stand aside
and then when one or two children
are killed and some vehicles are
smashed the city will wake up for a
brief period, I say for a brief period
j advised.ly, for 1 remember that it was
i only a little while ago that a nasty old
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I hydrophobia, and the dog ordinance
was then enforced and the dogs were
not allowed to run. at large. But, alas,
how soon we forget.
i At a business meeting of the Phila!
thea class of first Baptist church the
i following officers were elected Sunday
afternoon to serve the ensuing six
| Mrs. R. Herman Wright, president;
| Miss Blanche Davidson, 1st vice presi!
dent; Miss Eva Goggans, 2nd vice
'president; Miss Rebecca Mahon, secj
retary; Miss Mamie Parks, class treasurer;
Miss Lenore Broaddus, repor
iter; Mrs. W. H. Hunt, teacher, and:
i Mrs. Meldeau, assistant teacher.
Lacota Tribe, I. 0. B. 3T.
I.acota tribe, No. 79, I. 0. iC M., JaI
lap?, S. C., meets every other Monday j
night at 8 o'clock in Summer hall.
Visiting brethren are welcome.
W. C. Sligh,
J. Wm. Folk, Sachem.
Keeper of Records.
ii ii ir i in
J Married on Saturday night, at 9.30
j o'clock, Miss Marie Bouknight, daugh'
ter of Mr. Willie Bouknight, to Mr.
|G. F. Hartsell, Rev. J. B. Harmon ofi
Now is tlie time to subserib to The
Herald and News, $1.50 a year.
i NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
I will make iinal settlement of the
jestate of Wm, T. Foster, deceased, as
! administrator, in the probate court for
! Newberry County, S. C., at 11 o'clock
j in the forenoon, on June 22, 1912. All
I nofcnno having plflims ^cainst said
I estate will present-them duly attested
j on or befor^ that date.
J. R. Foster,
i 5-28-4t-ltw. Administrator.
Until Satur- I
Positively No Longer.
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with your eyes don't fail to
consult Dr. Crimm. All,
glasses at most reasonable
prices. Consultation Free.
Office with Dr. T. W.
Smith over Burton's Real
Joe W. Epting is hereby nominated
for the office of Sub-Supervisor, and
is pledged to abide by the results of
the Democratic,primary. i
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