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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, July 19, 1?12.
Street paving is now the order of the
day in Newberry. Fine business.
The senatorial campaign seems to
hp nomnletelv overshadowed by the
State campaign and collateral matters.
It will not be long now until the
price of cotton will be claiming the
almost undivided attention of South
The flowers have been especially
beautiful in Newberry this summer. .
Newberry is the fairest and best place
in- the world, anyway.
-what thp dif?taerflnh misht
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Ihave shown in connection with Felder's
successful efforts to secure the
pardon of Morse?" says the Yorkville
Enquirer. We wonder.
Wood row Wilson seems to be keep- (
ing his head in laying his plans for
the campaign. If he keeps on as he
Has started, ana me pa.ru> <.v
"him as it should, we believe he will .
be the next president
The Charlotte Observer thinks "Fel<
der's detective tactics is going to
arouse South Carolina sympathy for
Blease and may re-elect him gover
nor." We do not know how much
more of this stuff is yet to come, or (
what its character may be, but the
Felder tactics is not calculated to do ^
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tue guvemvi" <uij uaiui. 1
Some people seem to think if one
does not swallow wholesale all that
Augusta stuff, one is thereby attack- *
Ing Candidate Jones, Governor Blease's
opponent for governor. Of course, thiB
is foolish on the face of it. So far as
The Herald and News is concerned, it
has nothing but the kindest feelings
towards the former chief justice, now '
a candidate for governor.
That single-term plank in the Dem
ocratic platform seems fo be causing 1
a good deal of worry. There wasn't
any use to try to put everything in <
one platform, anyway. The Baltimore .
Sun during the convention urged a .
one-plank platform, clear and to the
point, contending with a great deal of .
force that the essential difference be- j
iween the two parties could be covered 1
in a platform of that kind. Platforms <
< are sometimes like public speakers?
We publish today Senator Tillman's
explanation of his vote *n the Lorimer
case. We are not so familiar with the
entire record in the case as to be able
itrv with that rtppTPA
of intelligence which a case of such ^
importance would demand in its analy- ^
sis; but we want to say that we do not ^
believe any one can read Senator
Tillman's statement without being convinced
that South Carolina's senior
senator voted upon this matter as his ^
? conscience dictated.
Says the Charleston correspondent
of the Columbia State:
"The pastor of one of the largest Lu- (
theran churches in Charleston claims t
that his appeal to the governor for ;
leniency in behalf of the pardon on the
ground tnat tne paraon wouia maKe a
new man of Rabens, was not without
its effect upon Gov. Blease in getting
the pardon." . *
We presume this was Dr. W. A. C. ]
Mueller, who appears in the record of (
the case as having been interested in t
securing the pardon. ?
Dr. Mueller is a minister of the Lu- ?
theran church upon whom Newberry f
college, at its recent commencement, A
conferred the degree of doctor of di- 1
THE RIGHT KI>D OF WORK. t
Wp want to commend city council c
for the street paving work now in pro- e
gress in the neighborhood of the old a
court house, which will go on down ti
Boyo street ro the Croiwell hotel, f
Permanent work of this kixid in the improvement
ol' the city's streets means
a greater and better Newberry. City j
council is doing this work irself, using !
its own hands, under the direction of
a competent engineer?City Engineer
Xorris. The property holders have
aided by private subscriptions.
This work, done by council under .
Engineer Xorris' direction, will probably
be better work, secured cheaper,
than would have been done under contract.
It is the right kind of work, in
the right way, and the city is to be
congratulated upon it
If Governor Blease is re-elected it
will clearly demonstrate that there
are more crooks and imbeciles in
South Carolina than there are honest
It is not uncommon for the minority
to regard the majority as crooks and
imbeciles. The majority manages to
get along somehow, however, in a
Democratic government. And, as we
have tried to point out to both sides
in this campaign, intemperate language
doesn't do anybody any good.
Editor DeCamp's assertion that in
of Blease's election it will be
demonstrated that there are more
crooks and imbeciles in South Carolina
than honest men isn't going to
land the majority of the people of
South Carolina in the penitentiary
and the State Hospital for the Insane.
Just as a matter of expediency, there '
isn't room enough, and, besides, a minority
couldn't well handle a majority.
So what's the use of getting red-eyed
and tearing one's shirt? Editor DeCamp
is naturally of a sweet disposition
and a sunny temperament. We
lon't want to see him lose these fine
qualities of his. We want to see him
r/-\r>T\ on ZIAAI On nACoiKlzi tVl TO lint
C^O V/UUi CA-O PUOOIU1V VIXIO UVV
weather. The old State has not yet
taken a journey to that notorious resort
where jay-birds are reputed to
spend their Fridays.
RIGHTEOUSNESS AS A CUVJiK.
The following is from the Portland
"The straightforward course for
Roosevelt and his followers to pursue,
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II lliey UU Ill/l W 12>ll UJ aUiuc uj tno av
tion of the Republican convention, is
to go bodily out of the Republican
party and organize a third party. But
they are so devoted to their high moral
idea that they use it to -over a course
;>f duplicity and double dealing which
is anything but moral and which can
result only in that chaos in which they
ippe'ar to delight."
There is in this brief paragraph an
arraignment of a condition which is .
becoming too prevalent, and it might
ae applied to certain conditions in ;
South Carolina just at this time.
There is no greater wrong than that
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lone unuer uie uauucr ul i iguiTruu?- ,
aess. There is no more prevert- ;
Ml moral idea than that used to s
rover a course which will not har- 1
nonize with square dealing be- 1
ween man and mau. There is 1
io greater danger to society, and none (
nore calculated to bring about a con- ,
lition of social and moral chaos, than
:he "high moral idea" with which a <
nan becomes so imbued that he be- !
ieves he can do no wrong, that others 8
igainst whom he is at war, politically J
)r socially, must always be wrong, this ,
ligh moral idea warping the soul, re- ]
lucing it within narrow limits, and
eaamg it to perpeiicLie wruugs >
;an never be righted, and to perpe;rate
them under the cloak of a high
uid holy righteousness.
A LIMIT TO E>DUKA>CE. i
We do not commend the governor ]
'or some o~f the language he has used ]
;n the campaign; and we equally
condemn others in the campaign ior (
he use of unsoftened language, with i
i great deal less provocation than the <
governor has had. The Manning Times
lays: "That Governor Blease is the '
'ictim of a merciless prosecution there |
s no doubt; the opponents of the man ,
i.re s^.pkine his utter destruction: no t
itone is left unturned to accomplish f
heir purposes. This being true, we
an readily understand how a man 1
ven in nis mgn posuion win De ex- r
sperated into forgetting the proprie- 0
ies of public debate to give vent to hie o
outraged fe lings."
Strong language dof*s not add to the j
force of an argument, and is not in ac-1
cord with the proprieties. At the samej
time, we can agree' with the Manning I
Times that the governor has had very, |
very great provocation. As the Times !
goes on to say: The "opponents of the j
governor have scoured the earth, and j
for what we know the regions below,
to implant into the minds of the people
a suspicion of corruption; they have
even used a legislative committee to
go out of its way and exceed its au
thority to aid them in their scavenger
work; they brought into play the rottenness
of the city of Charleston?a
rottenness confessed to have existed
there from the beginning of the dispensary
regime; they have done everything
to make the people of the State
lose confidence in him. No man, since
the days of Tillman's activity in State
politics, has been so hounded; even
Tillman did not have to go through
with what the present governor is experiencing."
And, while we condemn the use of
intemperate language in public debate, 1
we recognize the governor's provoca- j
A frn-r all fhora io cnmo 1im_ !
Uvil* Wilj tilVi V * tJVUiV X A Hi
it to human endurance.
THE VALUE OF GOOD ROADS.
In a short address in the national
house of representatives several days
ago, in which address he secured permission
to publish in the CongressionI
al Record relevant data upon the subject,
the Hon. William Sulzer, of New
York, made an exceptionally clear and
forceful exposition of the value of
good roads. This is a question vitally
affecting the happiness and the
prosperity of the people of all the
country, and its importance can not |
be too often or too strongly stressed.
"The plain people of the land are
familiar with the truths of history,"
said Mr. Sulzer. "They know the past.
They realize that often the difference
between good roads and bad roads is
the difference between profit and loss. !
Good roads have a money value far
beyond our ordinary conception. Bad
roads constitute our greatest draw-:
back to internal development and ma- |
terial progress. Good roads mean
prosperous farmers; bad roads mean
abandoned farms, sparsely settled
country districts, and congested populated
cities, where the poor are destined
to become poorer."
The remainder of Mr. Sulzer's ad
dress is not long, and we desire to re- !
produce it in these columns with our ,
hearty endorsement, and to urge the
people of Newberry county, and especially
those living in the rural dis- i
tricts, to read it and to consider it i
"Good roads mean more cultivated
farms and cheaper food products for
the toiler in the cities; bad roads
mean poor transportation, lack of com
munication, high prices for the neces- j
saries of life, the loss -i)f untold mil-1
lions of wealth, and idle workmen
seeking employment. Good roads will
help those who cultivate the soil and
feed the multitudes, and whatever aids ,
the producers and the farmers of our
country will increase our wealth and
3ur greatness and benefit all the people.
"We can not destroy our farms with- 1
aut final decay. They are today the
heart of our national life and the chief
source of our material greatness. Tear
Sown every edifice in our cities and labor
will rebuild them, out abandon
the farms and our cities will disap- 1
pear forever. <
One of tne crying needs in this ;
country, especially in the South and :
West., is good roads. The establish- .
ment of good roads would, in a measure,
solve the question of the high :
price of food and the increasing cost
Df living. By reducing the cost of h
transportation it would enable the farmer
to market his produce at a lower
price and at a larger profit at the same
time. It would bring communities
closer together and in touch with the ;
centres of population, thereby facili- *
tating the commerce of ideas as well j
is of material products. i
"When the agricultural production \
ilone of the United States for the
?ast 11 years totals $80,000,000,000, a
;um that staggers the imagination,
md when we consider that it cost (
nore to take this product from the ?
arm to the railway station than from
;uch station, to the American and Eu opean
markets, and when the saving
n cost of moving this product of ag>t
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icunuxc uver s*-hju mguways msitMU |
>f bad would have built a million miles f
f good roads, the incalculable waste "
of bad roads in this cotnury is shown
to be of such enormous proportions as j
to demand immediate reformation and ;
the exercise of the wisest and best I
"But great as is the Joss to trans-1
portation, mercantile, industrial and
farming interests, incomparably greater
is the material loss to the women
and children and the social life, a
matter as important as civilization itself.
The truth of the declaration of
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(jnaries Sumner, ou years agu, mat
"the two greatest forces for the advancement
of civilization are the
schoolmaster and good roads," is emphasized
by the experience of the intervening
years and points to the wis- j
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dom 01 a union OI me euuuauunai,
commercial, transportation, and industrial
interests of our country in
aggressive action for good roads."
NICHOLS, BLEASE A\D *'THE
EXIGENCY OF THE HOUR."
The alleged dictagraph record of a
conversation between Sam J. Xichcls,
the Spartanburg attorney, ?nd Detcc- j
tive "Porter," in a Washington hoiel, .'
which was published ia The Herald
and News of Tuesday, appeared in the j
morning dailies of Sunday morning, j
On Monday morning appeared mi al-j|
leged dictagraph record of a conversation
between Nichols and "Porter,"
nrir?r tn fho Wa.shi17.2f.nn r-nn vprsalinn.
the conversation presented in Monday's
papers being alleged to have
taken place in the Hotel Finch, at
Spartanburg. Why the second conversation
was published first?whether it
was because it was given out to the
firct r\T* fr\ r- cj<vma
ll,v o iiihjv. vw**.v4
reason?dees not appear.
The News and Courier of Monday
morning publishes the alleged Hotel
Finch conversation in full. In it Nichols
is alleged to have made to "Porter" 1
such statements as these: 1
"They think Blease is taking graft; *
that's a damn lie, Blease has never <
received a cent since he has been governor.
But with me, I'm practicing
law, and cases come to me, and I have 3
to make fees out of it; he wouldn't i
take anything himself, though." ^
"Mr. Porter: ... Of course, we
all know that these elections are expensive,
and require the expenditure
of more or less money. i
"Mr. Nichols: No, be wouldn't do 5
that, he wouldn't accept a cent. . 1
In the alleged conversation Nichols 1
urws nn tn rplafp nf tpllin? him (
that Blease himself had paid money ;
out of his own pockets giving railroad 1
fare to men he had nardcned, and,
"now, can that kind of man buy a j
pardon, and if they could couldn't (
these two men buy out?" (speaking of j
two men Nichols in the alleged con- \
versation says are "now serving life <
sentences, one worth nbout $200,000 }
and the other and his relatives about ]
In the alleged conversation Nichols <
tells of refusing a large amount to
seek a pardon for a man, telling the ,
people who offered it, "No, Mr. Green, i
1 won't do it if you'd give me your 1
whole farm I wouldn't do it; I repre- '
sent people in that section, and they
blame me for representing him, but ,
I've got a right to represent my clients, t
but I haven't got a right to ask my <
friend, the governor, to pardon him, for 1
I believe he's right." J
In this alleged conversation Nichols
said to "Porter": "I'll tell you frank- t
ly if you had all the money in the <
country, if I didn't think your man 1
Dught to be pardoned, I wouldn't have 1
a thing to do with it, because I had
refused both of those fallows that I
told you about. Blease knows I have
got his interest at heart, and he knows 1
I'm not going to advise him to do anything
that he oughtn't to do."
There arp other statements alone the (
same line contained in this alleged *
iictagraphed conversation, and the alleged
talk of "Porter" throughout t
seems to be to try to :ead Nichols to 1
?ive some statement upon which a 1
suspicion of the governor could have *
These statements, as we stated, are ^
^.ken from the report of the alleged
conversation published in the News
ind Courier of Monday morning.
In the Columbia State of Monday 1!
nornins: aDDeared what the Columbia s
state said were "interesting excerpts"
rom this dictagraph record. These
interesting excerpts" did not contain E
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Removed with MOLESO
no matter haw large, or ho
face of the skin. And the
trace or scar will be left
rectly to the MOLE or WA
pears in about six days, kil
the skin smooth and natur
MOLESOFF is put up oi
Each bottle is neatly packed
full directions, and contains enoi
ten ordinary MOLES or WART
a positive GUARANTEE if it
WART, we will promptly return
statements along the l.'ne of those
In the Columbia Stats of Thursday
norning a gentleman in Spartanburg
?1*? ~ 0/\1ntYiiWo Gi-ota trv fast fnT
lilt/ V^uiuuiuia U^UWV vv vMWAk
these omissions} saying: "You did not
publish all the dlctagrarns. You made
voluminous selections, but ycu left out
smaller but important sentences here
md there in Mr. Nichols' favor. Is
:he conscience of your telegraph editor
clear that in these eliminations he
3id not purposely suppress the truth
md distort the facts and do a gTave
svrong, unworthy of a great paper?"
The Columbia State editorially says
it presents Mr. Wm. M. Jones', card
(the card above referred to, which
?oesi on to defend Mr. Nichols), "in
:he fullness of magnanimity." It accuses
Mr. Jones of having a warped
nind by reason of "a not unnatural belief
in the integrity of his nephew."
The Columbia State then goes on to
"The report published on Monday
ivas cut down. Ten columns of dictagraph
was furnished. The news editor,
who possibly knew more of the
r\f tVl Q linnr +Vmr? riiH Mr.
rAlgC'ilV/J V/l l/UV/ aavsu>& M-VA ?
Tones in Spartanburg, ordered a reduction
to five columns. Nothing that
was omitted hurt Mr. Nichols, and
:hose who read the reports in the State
ind who now read the extracts in Mr.
rones' letter that he complains were
>mitted will find they are familiar,
rhey were covered in some other part
)f the long conversation. One part of
;he expurgated matter referred to one
>r more of Spartanburg's married women
that we are quite sure Mr. Jones
vould not have in the published rec)rd."
The "exigency of the hour" in the
Columbia State office seemed to denand
that everything be eliminated
tvhich looked favorable to the "de
,'ence" in the "case" of Felder and his
letectives et al. vs. Blease and every>ody
in South Carolina not thoroughly
nti-Blease. It would seem that in cuting
down matter, where charges had
veen brought against gentlemen, a
lewspaper whose editor undertook to
each the South Carolina Press asso:iation
the "ethics of journalism"
vould be very careful not to eliminate
ill the matters favorable to the accus
Thacp aro atrajisre times upon which '
ye have fallen?times when the "exi
?ency of the hour" seems to demand ,
Sow Is the time to subscribe to The
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the germ and leaving j
ily in One Dollar Bottles. \
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ugh remedy to remove eight or
S. We sell MOLESOFF under
fails to remove your MOLE or
rl the dollar.
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We "will give a first-class barbecue
at Williams' Store Friday, July 26,
campaign day. ,Good. dinner guaranteed
and Dlenty of cold drinks. La
dies an4 children especially invited. ?
J. W. Sanders.
G. W. Chapman.
We will give a first-class barbecue
at the residence of B. II. Wilson on
Wednesday, July 24. A first-class dinner
W. H. Suber.
B. H. Wilson. v .
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1 wui give a iirsc-^iass uaruccue *
my warehouse, Prosperity. 5 .C., Saturday,
July 20. A good dinner is guaranteed
and everybody is invited to
come out and enjoy themselves.
G. W. Kinard.
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of the Farr ^rs' Bank, of Silverstreet,
will be held in the president's
office at Silverstreet, S. C., on
Monday, July 29, 1912, at 11 o'clock,
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