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Entered at the Postofficc V^w-1
ferry, S. C., as 2*xl class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, January 24, 1913.
We printed the message of Gov.
Blease to the legislature on Senator
Tillman and today print Senator Tillman's
reply. We do not very clearly
see the good judgment in either one.
Of course, every fairminded person
must recognize the error of Senator
Tillman in proclaiming ail during uit>
campaign that he was hands off in the
. governor's race, and then at the last
moment coming out in favor of Judge
Jones, but that is all over, and we do
mot see that the legislature has anything
to do with it. Tillman did just
what he condemned Hampton for doing,
interfered in State politics, ex~
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cept ne "went mnun uj >uum0 ??
sonal and confidential letters while he
was asserting his neutrality. Better
had stuck to the advice of Mrs. Tillman.
We understand that Supervisor Hill
is going to work his chaingang on the
roads in No. 1 township leading to j
the court house, and provide a sys- '
tern of maintenance of the roads in
each tOW IIS flip DV a paiu aquau
hands and th-e use of the road Scrape.
That is a move in the direction of better
roads, and just what we advised
each new supervisor for the past ten
yeais to do. If Mr. Hill carries out
this policy Newberry county will have
in a very short time as good roads as
any county in the State. It is about
> the only sensbile and economical thing
While Mr. Hill Is building permanent
roads with the chaingang and
providing for the maintenence of the
roads with other forces and the use of
scrapes suppose aJl of us give a little!
help with the split log drag. It will
ihelp greatly in giving us better roads.
We need them and need them now.
The split log drag is a great and a
cheap road toc-1. Try it.
The county superintendents of edu"
cation in session in Columbia this
week unanimously endorsed the recommendation
of Gov. Blease for the!
levy of a special tax of one mill to aid ,
the rural schools of the State, and a
special committee was appointed to
wait on the governor and present the
resolution in person. If this recom- j
-monriatinn not carried out, or some j
very large direct appropriations made, j
the State aid to high schools and to
rural graded schools and all State aid
will have to be cut off, for the f"ason
that the legislature has provided for
this work out of funds which under
the constitution Already belonged to j
the schools, but now me uiu O LC UI?- |
pensary fund is exhausted. If this
special tax is not levied the rural
6chool situation will be set back at
least ten years. The sentiment of the
legislature seems to be largely in favor
of the special levy of one mill. Newberry
has three h*.gh schools receiving
aid from the State and to cut it off
would greatly embarrass these
* tiPar future
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to see Newberry take advantage of the
rural grad-ed school act Three
schools in this county received aid
this year from the term extension act.
And applications are on file for aid
from the building fund. The legisla- !
tur-e can scarcely afford to cut off State j
aid at this time, and if it does it will
greatly impair t&e efficiency of many
schools in the rural dstricts.
Newberry should send a large delegation
to the National corn show
which begins in Columbia on the 27th.
of this moaath.
The Herald and News publishes the
news while it is news. A mighty good
time this to place your name on our j
What beautiful weather we have
had for the use of the split log drag.
We understand that Mr. S. M. Duncan
has dragged the road from his house
down on this side of Jalapa. If he
could have had the help and coopera
tion of some of tin* big farm rs along
the line how much more might have
been accomplished. There is Mr. Geo.
Glasgow and Mr. Will Sligh and Summer/Bros.
Co. and Mr. Henry Parr,
all large property and land owners
and if they would help some we might/
have from Newberry to Kinards ail
ideal road the year round and it would
cost almost nothing. And then from
Newberry to Little Mountain a mighty
good road could be maintained the
year round just by a little self-help
and co-operation. If we could justj
get a little bit out of ourselves and be
willing to co-operate just a wee bit
for the common goo1 what a great
country we might have.
IS IT FAIR?
We notice that several of the daily
newspapers print the reply of Senator
Tillman to the message of Gov. Blease,
but do not print the message to which
Senator Tillman replies, and even the
News and Courier holds the message
until tho rpnlv is received and then
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prints only a synopsis, and gives the
reply the prominent position.
Now, we ask, is that fair journalism,
and is that treating the readers
of these newspapers fair and just. The
State did not print either. That comes
nearer fair dealing than to print only
one side. And then the same newspapers
complain that the governor is
always saying something terrible
j about the newspapers.
The newspapers are not wilfully inaccurate,
but they do suppress that
part of news items which may not
agree with their editorial policy, or
we might say those statements made
by public men wlio are not of their
way of thinking. We believe that a!
newspaper should print the news
whether it agres with it or not; and
that it should give 'every one a fair
and square deal, even though it necessitated
printing of opinions or positions
diametrically opposed to its editorial
iAnd because the daily press has
| not done this is the main reason why
! it has had so little influence in the
politics of South Carolina. The people
have almost come to the point of
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advocate. And the reason is the people
have come to realize the fact that
the newspapers will not give a square
deal to the public men who do not
agree with*them. It is a sad state of
affairs when you come to think of it
and we are of the opinion that the
newspapers are in large measure to
blame for it.
The newspaper editor should be big
enough and broad enough to see all
sides of a question and to give a fair
deal to every one. Until he does
broaden he will not wield that influence
to which he is justly entitled.
The public men of the State should
not be in the position where they
court the opposition of the press in
order that they may gain favor with
the people, but that is the situation
tv>dflv and wa ran not wine out the
There is too much of little prejudice
and spite In all of us, but especially
should the editor rise above ft so far
as his news columns are concerned.
Let him say what he pleases in his
editorial columns, provided it is parliamentary,
but let his news columns
be absolutely fair and impartial, and
then his editorial opinions will carry
a7oitrh+ -cinth fhpm And not until t.hftn.
<$> THE IDLER <3>
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Gov. Blease's reference in his inaugural
address to football and prizerings
and so on reminds me of a
paragraph I read in a book the other
day, and if you will pardon me I will
copy it. It rather endorses the governor's
position and his recommendation
that our modern colleges should
establish a new degree: "Unless the
Day of Judgment shall, in its extraordinary
phenomena, accomplish that
result, it is scarcely prooauie uiax au..y
cataclysm inaugurated by God or man
ever will essentially disturb the placid
business of simply being alive.
Vesuvus erupts; a few human ants
are scorched. A city burns and a fewant-hills
perish. An earthquake rocks
half a continent; the other half stands
~ ? ?- ?a
nrm. iwrnms xnucn maiiciB, ami
nothing happens. That men fly in the
air, that men talk across seas by ma
chines?;ts right pre- ntly tlii'y will
talk mind to inind. free of all mechanical
hindrance?attracts 110 attention
beyond passing chronicle in the argot
of the day. The large things of the
age, of course, are the ball games and
the encounters of the prize ring. Why
chnniH think? Whv should we feel
apprehension, whereas we know full
well that, come what may?unless that
shall be, to wit: the ball game, the
prize fight, or the Day of Judgment?
nothing really can much matter, and
nothing much can happen." The ball
game, the prize fight, the Day of Judgment?think
of it?and that is about
oil xi'a. a.houL and we don't
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really think much about the Day of
Judgment until the day for thinking
is almost spent. Now, aren't that
true? Do you think much about the
Day of Judgment? Well, let me tell
you, the time is coming when you will
wish you had. It has very frequently
occurred to me that most of our colleges
lay more stress upon the ball
team, and the success of it, than they
do about the training of the mind and
the heart of the boy. But maybe it
is all right. If it is, then let us adopt
*1-- rtf tv>a. p-nvprnnr and
ine suggcsuuu wi Luc
confer a degree. I admit I am a little
old timey, as I have before remarked,
and while- I believe in physical culture
and manual training, I am still
old timey enough to- believe that these
Should not be emphasized to the exclusion
of the- proper training of the
mind and the heart, and those who
succeed 011 the field should not be
heroized above the boy ..who is diligent
in his studies.
In this same book I read a conver~
^ ~ ~ m/vn Dnp had
SiiLIUII ucmccu luvu.
dreamed and worked out a great invention
which he felt would be good
for humanity. The other heard of the
invention and was appropriating it to
himself and to his own advantage for
his own benefit, and wanted to organize
a great compay to sell the genius
of his friend. The following conversation
took place. Said the inventor
and humanitarian: "Yes. And it was
my dream?but not as you state it. I
didn't want to sell it. I wanted to
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give it. I wanted to ao suuteiuixig wi
the* people, for humanity?for the
country?you see. That is?"
"Humanity be damned," broke in the
other brutally. "You can't do anything
for humanity?you can't make
the the weak men strong?it's God
A'mighty does that. Give it away, -eh?
Well, Let me have the second current
that costs nothing, and let me sell it
at my own price?and I reckon I'll
let you and your professor and Mr.
Dutchman, whatever his. name is, trail
along any way you like with your
mollycule in the glass jar. I want
canned power?definite, marketable,
something you can wrap up m a pacKage
and sell, do you understand?sell
to those same laboring men that you're
wasting your sympathy on. Work for
yourself, my son, remember that;
never mind about humanity!" Work
for yourself, that's the- motto of the
j world. The man who is fool enough
to work for humanity will get no reward
in this world. The more you do
for them the Less they appreciate you.
If you want the world to appreciate
w?ct Ka o hard tA'sk master
yyju J\JU zuuci uv u. "? ?
and always look out for yourself and
let humanity be damned. I am sorry
to have reached this conclusion, but
it has been forced upon me. I don't
advocate the doctrine, because I believe
there is a reward that is worth
more than the few dollars you may
j gather in your coffers in this world
j that will come to him who does good
! because it is right to do good and not
because of any selfish motive in the
j act. But you won't be popular in this
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world, Decause mere is CLL W CVJ^ ouulv
little flellow to assign a selfish and
i The editor tells me that he heard
a very distinguished citizen of the
town Say the other day that some one
or two of the new policemen were
complaining that they had nothing to
do. This is very queer. It may ac?.?4.
that one. of the
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policemen recently impaled Bill Waldrop
and made him exceed the speed
limit to run down an automobile that
was passing through the city and
failed to observe the sign directing all
automobiles to stop at the drug store
corner, and finally overtook the offending
stranger nearly to Prog Level,
and then concluded he had no right
to arrest him without a warrant, as
he w:as without the city limits. This
may account also for the report I hear
that a poor fellow who, by nature,
walks a little hobbly was arrested on
the charge of being drunk, wrhen the
poor fellow had not had a drink for
at least two whole days and nights
and was not disturbing any one. I
am almost afraid to go down for fear
I may be arrested on the charge of
vagrancy, not having ar<y visible
means of support. I did venture down
+he other dp v. however a"nd was
standing on this same drug store corner,
and a policeman was also stand
; ing then* in conversation with an
alderman when an automobile came;!
j along and took 110 sort of notic-* of (
i the sign to stop or of the policeman
or of th? alderman. Now, I don't
know who was drhing the car and I
don't care. I think the best commendation
we- can have for the town is
that the policemen are idle?have
nothing to do, and I hope they will not
j be discouraged or feel bad about
i drawing: their pay if they are not kept|
busy, or have very little to do. If they
are very anxious to work Mayor
Wright might take the editor's suggestion
and get two or three split log
I.drags and have them drag some of
the streets of the city, but, never, nay,
never, complain because the peopl-e
are behaving themselves, but rather
rejoice in the fact.
This balmy weather makes me feel
like-hieing back to the farm and planting
corn and getting ready to plant
cotton. I still cling to the hope that
I may yet some day be able to return j
j to the country and enjoy the freedom \
| which can be found nowhere else. The j
j tendency for several, years nas oeen .
j away from the farm, but the next few!
I years will witness a return to tha;
farm and a new development of rural!
life, and wh-?n the people of this |
beautiful Southland of ours com? to i
realize what an ideal life t'le life on ;
j the farm may be made, and at sa lit!
tie cost, believe me. you are going to
I r.se pecple running over one another
i to get on a little farm where they
! may fii:u comfort, p-race, contentment
and happiness. Away from the mad'uing
crowd and the turmoil of poli-1
tiro and thp> idle eossins of the day.
DISTRICT DEPUTY DOMINICK
VISITS COLUMBIA ELKS
Governor Blease and Attorney General
Peeples Were Among Speakers
of the Evening.
Columbia Record, 22d.
In compliment to the district deputy,
Fred. H. Dominick, of Newberry,
Columbia lodge Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks- held an inlor-1
mal social session last night at the
Elks' home in Hampton street. A dinner
of bountiful proportions and
the evening and after cigars the
speechmaking began with Lawson D.
Melton acting as toastmaster. Among
the speakers were Mr. Dominick, Gov.
Cole. L. Blease and Attorney General
| Thomas H. reeples, Rev. ?irkman G.
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mniay prunuuuccu iu^ in* uj.^
with which the ceremonies opened.
Present at the session were several
visiting Elks and a few invited guests
who were members of the legislature.
The occasion had no political or personalsignificance
and the social fea^.
v ture was emphasized to the fullest extent.
The music was furnished by Smithdeal's
orchestra and during the even.,
ing a delightful program of selections
j ?fore t? *- social session was en '
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i teied upon a regular uietsuiis wets "ciu
in the lodge hall and the degree team|
initiated several members into the |
ranks of Elkdom, one of whom was
the attorney general, Mr. Peeples.
Columbia lodge of the "Best People
r*r\ TTorfh " onnthpr ^(instruction of B.
VU VJkA. UUN/ v?v.
P. 0. E., is quite active in increasing;
the membership rolls, in social and
charity work and is among the most
prosperous of the secret orders in
i> Appreciates "Fire Laddies."
Editor Herald and Nerws: Permit me
through your paper to return my sincere
thanks to the fire department for
'their prompt and efficient work in
putting out the fire at my home on
Monday afternoon. I fear that the
' mi n/vt ojvnre^iate the faithful I
pliiAV Viv uvw Vt>rr
.services of these unselfish citizens
until they have had personal demonstration
of their service. I shall always
have a -warm place in my heart
for the "fire laddies."
E. Pendleton Jones.
Xot the Substantial Kind.
The Pullman porter stood before the
traveling man in expectant attitude.
"Well, George," said the traveler,
"can I give you anything?"
"Whatever your generosity permits,
sir," answered the porter.
"Well, beys," replied the traveler,
turning to his companions and winking,
"Let's give the porter three
cheers."?Ladies' Home Journal.
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"You admit then," inquired the magistrate
severely, "that you stole the
"I has to, boss," said the prisoner.
"Very well," returned the magistrate,
with decision, "there has been
a lot of pig-stealing going around here
latelv and I am going to make an <ex-|
ample of you, or none of us will bei
Fifth National Corn Exposition, Columbia, S. C.
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First Exposition Held in Dixie.
Om account of this occasion The Atlantic Coast Line and C-. N. & L. railroads
offer very low rates.
Theory plus practical experience equals results. Clearly demonstrated
through competitive exhibits by corn raising experts from various States as
well as United States Government exhibit. Thoroughly educational and ex- t
ceedingly interesting, as well as the vital importance to the future farmers.
A corn education in one way?a valuable asset for young and old.
Tickets oei sale January 20, 23, 25, 27, to February 8, 1913, inclusive. Fin- .
al limit to reach original starting point returning not later than midnight,
February 12, 1913. Limit may be extended to April 12, by deposit at Columbia,
amd payment of fee of $1.00.
? " nhan W J. CraiE. P. T. M.,
For inrormauon regaramg ran?, w,, nmc ...
Wilmington; E. A. Tarrer C. A., Columbia, S. C. _
Irt j | In many cases have prescribed GO WANS, I V
Htnical King of externals. GO WANS scatters colds I
onri oil inflammation. Have a bottle handy. | ^
Send for sample. Read teetimonials. All drag-1
UOCtOrS ^sts Gowans and guarantee Gowans. |
Gowan Medical Co., Concordt N. C.
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A Story for the Masses and the Classes
By EMERSON HOUGH
Author of The Mississippi Bubble, 54-40or Fight, etc
aHN RAWN is Emerson Hough's greatest
jingle achievement. Here is an extraordinary
jortrayal of an extraordinary man?and more. ? V
it is the portrayal?alternately kind and savage,
laughing and grave, humorous and bitter?of * ^
nhow nf American ambition today. Here is a
I mirror for us alL Having gazed in it, we may be I
sobered, but we will have benefited, and, after all,
pleased as much as sobered I .
Our Next Serial I
I The monstrous egotism of the man?worked out In all its If Jj
monstrous consequences?leaves him before us like some I ( Ji
Rodin statue, huge, grotesque, distored, impressive, alike
horrible and pathetic. Not this year nor in many years I (
shall we see in fiction a character as unique and fascinating. I I 1
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| You Cannot Afford to Miss it: | 11
AUDITOR'S APPOINTMENT. provements of real estate for fiscal
I will be in John P. Long's store, year 1913. I will be at the Oakland
Silverstreet, S. C., Tuesday, January mill Monday, January ,27th.
28th for the purpose of taking tax re- Eug. S. Werfcs,
.?? ^t 1Q15 RMirms County Auditor.
turns ior libuax /oai avavi
are to be made of all personal proper- 1-24-lt .
ty; all sales, purchases, and improve
meats of real estate. .
A Fin* Distinction for the Family.
Eug. S. Werts,
County Auditor. He had had bad luck tehin?> and on i
^ 9t bis way home h.e entered the butcher 1
? shop and said to the dealer: "Justt
AUDITOR'S APPOINTMENT. sttand over there and throw me five of-~.
I will be in I. T. Timmerman's the biggest of those trout!"
ofr.ro \rniiohon mill, from 10 o'clock "Throw 'em? "What foe.?" asked the ^
a. 'in. to 1.30 p. m., Saturday ^ January dealer in amazement.
2f>fh for the purpose of taking returns "So I can tell the family I caught
of'all personal property; polls and 'em. I may be a poor fisherman, but
dogs; of all sales, purchases and im- I,m no liar.?Ladies' Home Journal.