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Entered at the Postoffice it v cowberry,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, June 11, 1912. j
"Tiio Newberry Herald and News
has an editorial on "Sound Doctrine."
The Herald and News is an expert on
such as is attested by its endorsement
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of Gov. Cole. Li. JBiease s uwiuuc. ?i
That sound doctrine we were commending
was the doctrine of sweetness
and of good cheer?the doctrine
preached by Dr. Howard Lee Jones in
his address to the high school graduates.
We commend it again, and
especially to the Piedmont. We published
a synopsis of Dr. Jones' ad-|
dress, ana uiis me x icumuui,
read with a great deal of profit.
The Greenville Piedmont is worried
because Governor Blea&e has offered
$200 of the State's money for the arrest
of Felder, and that has set the
Greenwood Daily Journal to worrying
also. "Of course the Piedmont is
right," says the Journal. Of course
the Journal thinks so, and of course
the Journal is infallible in its moral
and legal distinctions Deiween ngni
and wrong. The Journal is the most
infallible?if infallible can be compared?of
all the infallible newspapers
we have ever seen, and the Piedmont
is a close second. In the meantime,
the lamentations of these newspapers
fill the June days. But the world rolls
merrily along. Isn't it a wonder?
The supreme court has called the
circuit judges to an en banc court for
June 13, to take up the constitutional
question involved in the bank examiner
case. The court has also ordered a
rehearing before the en banc court in
the magistrate cases, which the court
decided last week. There was no dissenting
opinion in this case, and yet
it seems that two of the justices of the
supreme court have requested that the
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decision be held up and that the questions
involved be referred to the en
, ' banc court also with the bank examiner
It is scarcely possible that the circuit
judges will reverse the supreme
The board of governors representing
the chamber of commerce of Newberry,
has passed resolutions condemning the
action of the Southeasten Tariff association
in increasing the rates of fire
insurance. It is stated that the rates
have been arbitrarily increased without
any reason from 20 to 30 per cent.,
which will mean the taking out of this
town for insurance from three to five
thousand dollars more each year.
These resolutions will be sent to the
Greenville chamber of commerce, which
organization seems to have been taking
the initiative in this matter with
the association, and the Newberry
chamber of commerce will co-operate
most heartily in protesting against
this unreasonable increase in the rates
The chamber of commerce is wide
awake, and is looking after the community's
WE DON'T BELIEYE IT.
If reports sent out from Rock Hill
are true, the young women of Winthrop
college who declined even to
smile or murmur "thank you" last
Tuesday night when the South Caro
Una governor handed tnem their diplomas
have stronger characters than
many of the men of the Palmetto
State. It is stated that while Mr.
Blease was delivering the diplomas
many of the young women looked the
other way. Wha can blame them??
If Governor Blease comported himself
as a gentleman, and we know he
did, we refuse to believe, without the
strongest proof, that young women
who have had the training which Winthrop
gives, would comport themselves
in any other manner than as young
women should. We certainly shall rerefuse
to believe that they had so little
Tegard for the usages of polite society
and the most common amenities of life.
and so little regard for themselves
! and the womanhood of the South, as to
I comport themselves in an unladylike
Any report to the contrary is a re- j
flection upon the young women of Winthrop,
which should not go unchal
lenged. Reports reflecting upon their J
good breeding should not be circulated :
unless they are accompanied with the;
indisputable proof?and if there should
be this kind of proof?which we will
not believe without the proof itself? j
! it were better for tbe State that such
! were reports were hidden from the
tight of day.
In the name of the young women of
South Carolina, such reports should
We are surprised at the Charlotte
ARBITER OF MORALS.
Behold the arbiter of the morals of
This from the Spartanburg Herald:
"This is from the Newberry Herald
and News: "Attorney General Lyon
is pretty severe in his strictures on
j Richland county juries. Tnis remmas
! us of a losing baseball team playing
the baby acf by calling the umpire
rotten. The attorney general, however,
is not to be censured too severely.
Greater men than he have been
spoiled by a less amount of newspaper
praise than he has received. He is
young yet, and he may get over his
unfortunate tendency he has shown
violent evidence of. We hope so." It
is just this sort of thing that undermines
decent civilization, corrupts
public morals, and breeds graft and
grafting. The result of the so-balled
graft prosecutions in this State is a reflection
upon the commonwealth,
showing a low order of morality and
a sneering disregard for honesty in
Tho TTpralr? and is willing to
compare its record for support, to the
extent of its ability, of decency in civilization,
of public morals, and of all
which tends to the best interests of
South Carolina and her people, with
the record of the Spartanburg Herald
or any other newspaper. Since what
time did the Spartanburg Herald or the
attorney general, for that matter, be
come the arbiter of the morality and
the decency of the people of South
Carolina? Are the juries of South
Carolina of low morals simply because
their verdicts do not agree with the
} opinions of the Spartanburg Herald or
[the attorney general?
The juries of Richland county may
have been wrong in their verdicts, but,
until the contrary is made to appear,
they are entitled to the presumption
that they, as citizens of South Carolina,
acted as they thought right and
proper under the evidence submitted
to them. And neither the Spartanburg
Herald nor the attorney general has
any right to accuse them of improper
motives, without presenting something
to base the accusation upon. Theirs
was the duty, under the law. Jury
duty is, at best, a hard duty. But a i
juror does not lose his citizenship
when he goes upon a jury, nor should j
he be made the target for villification j
?.V . ViJn drtOB nnt Qffroo with I
W lie II IliO >CiUlV/l XJLV/U
self-constituted arbiters of morality, j
We are not defending any grafting, j
and we are not defending lawlessness, j
We believe that when a man violates I
the laws of the State he should be |
punished. But we fail% to see wherein j
it aids in vindication of law to accuse j
oi improper mouvts u jur> wuu;u, j
far as has been made to appear, was |
composed of men who are as good cit- j
izens and as patriotic as either the j
editor of the Spartanburg Herald or
the attorney general.
Most of these attacks on the juries of
South Carolina are all rot, anyhow.
The juries are drawn from the people,
they represent the people, and in
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most cases mey uu ujc u?i mcj vau.
And it comes with very poor grace
for the attorney general of a great
State to whine about the failure of
juries to do their duty because they
have failed to convict at his bidding.
His duty was to present the case of
thp State, and when he had done that
his duty was discharged. He was not
responsible for the verdict.
| As to the grandiloquence of the
Spartanburg Herald about decent
civilization and corrupt public morals \
and sneering^disregard for honesty in
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Make your sel
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many other boot
see my stock.
BUY BETTER GOODS FO
THE HOUSE OF A
public office, we feel sure that if the
editor of the Spartanburg Herald
would get out and mingle with the
people a little, he would find that
there are still some Soufh Carolinians
who are decent and honest and law
" *A ~ -wrtfiiVlA +V? o 4- in cr\
| aoiamg, ana it is puosiuic iuai. m
! doing his present narrow vision would
be broadened and he would realize
how very small a part of the State is
his editorial sanctum. Greater breadth
of vision is what he sadly needs. The
best way to begin is by giving others
credit for a little decency and a little
public morality. After all, the attorney
general and a few others, including
the editor of the Spartanburg Herald,
could hardly be the sole owners
of all these desirable qualities. At
least, that is the way we feel about it
A TALE OF WOE. <S>
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Of course this didn't happen in New- j
berry, and of course it has no connection
with Newberry college, because
the culture at Newberry college is too
broad, and the people of Newberry are
too generous, and Newberry college
| and the students of the college are
I very deeply appreciative of the efforts
of the local newspapers and the correspondents
of the out-of-town news- j
papers to give as decent report ofi
! commencement as they can, if for no !
: other reason than that the circulation
:of the great practical truths in the
sermons and addresses may be pro- i
ductive of some good to those who do 1
not hear them but who may read them.
This from an altruistic viewpoint, to i
say nothing of the fact that in this age
a good word spoken for the college
nngui Lie ui c>uiue &wu.
So, to begin with, the plot of this little
story is laid way off yonder.
A reporter, representing a local paper
and several out-of-town papers,?
he wasn't much of a reporter, but he
couldn't write comfortably in the air,
and he had a headache, besides?went
down to the commencement exercises
of this far-away college. There was a '
little table there?it wasn't much of a
table, but it.was sufficient for all purposes,
and it was a good little table,
for the purposes for which it was intended;
He knew nobody would object
to his using it. It was filled with a
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million nats ana wraps auu iau&, uui
after the owners were out of the way,
the reporter surreptitiously removed
these, and silently slided into a chair,
and began to write, as best he could,
a report of a very fine sermon which
was being preached. He was still
writing away, happy in the thought
that possession was nine-tenths of the
law and that maybe he could hold his
little table it he sat rignt sini am:
didn't bother anybody. But, alas, he
had reckoned without the collection.
An offering was taken. Writing awav
in the very midst of a beautiful peroration?the
speaker had finished, and
lection from the
if Links, Shirt
Pins, Belt Buckan
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IS, Oliver ruis^
zry, Poems and
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r the same price at
i and ctadi7
several dozen uask^ts full of small
change, it seemed to the reporter, wer9
dumped between hr.ii aud the light,
the keepers of the treasury disposed
themselves and the money all over
his table?for the money must be
counted, and counted immediately,
though the heavens fall?the reporter
was shut out from the light, his table
was gone?the table was still there,
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UUt wxiat is lucdui x? ujai uoiie ui uic
surface of it was left to the reporter
' in the face of the opposition?the rej
pprter's notes of the beautiful peroraj
tion were mixed beyond recall?but,
sad or happy, as the case may be, depending
upon the point of view, the
reporter managed to escape with his
All of which, however, needs not to
be spun out at any great length, be-1
cause it was not of ail unusual nature, j
so as to be out of the ordinary, and it J
happened at a far-away college com- j
And, perhaps, it is well, for a col- j
lection is v6ry, very important, and it J
is highly important that it be counted ;
immediately, and that it be counted on
a certain, specified, exceedingly popular,
and wide-famed fable.
Moral: E'on't be a reporter at aj
far-away college commencement. If|
you have to oe, be very careful to avoid !
the table. And never, oh, never, be
so foolish as to try to compete with a
collection?at a table.
NOTICE TO TOWN TAX DELIN1
| The Hon. J. J. Langford, Mayor of;
the Town of Newberry, has placed in |
my hands executions for the collection j
of delinquent City Taxes for the year!
1911, with instructions to collect rnem
at once. This is to notify all persons
of the city who have not paid such
taxes that they can save cost by coming
to me and paying the same at
M. M. Buford,
Sheriff Newberry County.
Sheriff's Office, June 6, 1912.
THE MOLLOHON MFG. COMPANY.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Mollohon Manufacturing j
Company will be held in their up- i
town office at Newberry, S. C., on
Thursday, the 20th day of June, 1912,
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the
election of directors for the ensuing
year, and for the transaction of other
business. Please attend in person or
by proxy. Geo.
President and Treasurer.
G. L. Summer,
6-ll-2t-taw. ? I
NOTICE TO TAX DELINQUENTS. J
Hon. Jno. L^Epps, County Treasur-j
er, has placed in my hands executions.
for the collection of delinquent taxes j
for the year 1911. The law imposes
upon me the duty to levy and collect
this tax at once. This is to notify all
nprsnnc whn have* nnt their taYP$
that they may save cost by coming to
me and paying the same promptly.
The number of executions this year is
large, and I urge those who have not
I To the PRESIDENT and B
of the C<
We have examined the <
cial Bank of Newberry, S.(
ness, May 22, 1912, and si
. Loans and Discounts
Surolus and Profits (Net)
Due to National Banks
WE HEREBY CERTIFY
ment, in our opinion, corre
condition of the above nai
Newberry, S.C., at the cloi
TUr A MCDTPAM i
1 nJL AlTUrflUVAll I
Per C. B. 1
Attest: A. F. LAFRENZ,
WZy the People
Demand for automobiles is built <
on merit. The years of splendid se
i-'tM-od/l fVio foniA r?f tTiat ^terHv rar
r^/ivavi me iuluv v* %????? ?
thai every thi-d car built in Ameri
That demand is a natural growth
trail in the automobile business, sa
usefulness for all the people?a car
made and sold to the people at a pr:
Ford inventive genius triumphec
and most efficient 4-Cylindar motor
the work that the FORD Model
Ford Mode! T Touring Car, 4 A/^AA
cylinders, 5 passengers, fully
prmiTYiwL f. o_ b. Detroit -
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Ford Model T Com'c'l Roadster /t> F* AM
4 cylinder, 3 passenger, remov- \SMI I
able rumble seat f. 0. b. Detroit
Ford Model T Delivery Car,
capacity 750 pounds merchan- n /1 If I
dise, fully equipped - - *P ""
All models in stock for imn
or phone No. 60, Mr, Waldro
to demonstrate at any time.
ir you Keep mcs
max Fly Go. Gu
+? oft^n^ in it at once.
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M. M. Buford,
Sheriff Newberry County.
Sheriff's Office, June 6, 1912.
10ARD OF DIRECTORS, |
OMMBRCIAL BANK, I'
Newberry, S. C. I
rondition of the Commerce
as at the close of busiibmit
RT OF CONDITION
$426,85536 I ,
r i t t r n
l11 ita ?
$ 50,000 00
that the foregoing statectly
sets forth the financial
med Commercial Bank of
e of business May 22,1912.
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F. W. LAFRENZ,
rs for 1912
)n reputation. Reputation is built
rvice performed by FORD Model T
until the demand became so great *
ca now has to be a FORD Model T?
. Henry Ford,; when blazing the <
w in his mind's eye a car of general
so simple in design that it could be
ice they could pay.
1 in the simplest, most economical
car e\Jer built. That is proved by
T cars have done for more than
Ford Model T Torpedo, 4 cy- d^P1 AA
linders, 2 passengers, fully \SMII >
equipped, f. o. b. Detroit Ford
Model T Town Car, tf*AAA*
(Landaulet) 4 cylinders, 6,pas- \MlHj
sengers, fully equipped, W
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The UINfc Chassis witn uurerem oouici
All cars mentioned here are f. o. b.
Detroit and fully equipped.
lediate delivery. Call, write
p or Mr. Mower will be glad
away with Cliaranteed
s a Pint
will give a first-class barbecue at
my residence Friday; Joine 7. . 5-24-4t
, -' L C. Pittt.
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