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b. C, rs 2*vJ class matter.
*? fi. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday. January 31, 1iH3.
Bill MKN IU1LI) ma TOWNS.
If Spartanburg is not a bi.u" town
it will be because ir did not have th.*
big men. Big men makt big towns.
In most towns there are men who
make money, in th very small villages
ther are rich men who own
almost all the property. And these
places ar small largely because one |
man owns everything and hold > on J
Spartanburg citizens want to see
Spartanburg grow. It has every ma.
terial advantage of all the other towns
around about. Has it th big men?,
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Men wHo take a Droau, a ui& nn>
the possibilities ot' the city and are
big things for their community aiui
not for thsni'-elves cxclusv lyare n eded.?
S. artanburg Herald.
The Herald sta'.^s the i;ropositic :'
about corr- ct. Any io\vn that is ta:
grow and prosper must hav ^;ig men
?men who can sc.- beyond the narr.nv
/>? -i;,. nu-n lirtlr? nr hi?> linsfs
Ul lJlv.li w>>ii ^ . .
and ;e whre, by doing something:
for rhe general welfare they will reap,
benefit in the end, if they ar? not bigj
enough to do a little something from '
a purely unselfish motive and for the j
good of their fellowman. Any town j
? ? that is owned largely by a few men, or j
where a few men dominate all the!
business interests, can not prosper. !
Newberry citizens should want tol
see Xewborry grow, we e.o not Know.
whether they do or not. They may be
saiisfUd with their own achievements!
and wiih their own conditions. Ifi
they are that is about as bad as a vy
condition could be t'er a community |
or an individual. Big men build big
towns. Big men make little townsI
more d- sirable. What we need is big !
men, broad-minded, liberal men, who
are not entirely wrapped up in their
noble selves. Who are willing to live
anrl hAlrv nth^r nPODlft tO live. WhO
'have learned the lesson that they can
not Jive to themselves Alone and who
will put their shoulders together with ;
their neighbors and do that which ib
best for the whole community. Are
you that type,of man? If not turn the
searchlight on and examine yourself
and see where the trouble is and apnlv
The Newberry Herald and News says 1
that the newspapers do not treat Gov. j
Blease fairly. We wonder if so much J
so-called unfairness is not just exa cly j
what Gov. Blease most craves.?Green- j
If that is true why not be fair and
defeat the purposes of the goyernor
as you seem so anxious to do. If it
is what he wants why do you continue
to give it to him when you admit you
. are so terribly in earnest to be rid of
Qn the same subject the Anderson!
Mail has the following to say:
One of our exchangee is protesting
^ because some of the newspapers published
all of Senator Tillman's message
and not all of the gubernatorial
message which provoked the senator's
letter. This paper published what of
the gubernatorial message we' could
erat sarf +r\ >ic m-ny + Vm wir*o G!anotnv
OvUt LV UO V* tiiV " 11 V.
Tillman's office had the consideration ;
to send us a copy of his l-etter. If the 1
governor's office had done similarly
we/would have acted in duo apprecia-'
+ u ^... ..,.1,
nun. ruau'.'i iuuit* luei-e was not mucu
that was new ?n the gubernatorial
ii: ssage. but. S i.ator Tillman's ox,
planation was new.
We are endeavoring to run an evenly
balanced newspaper and not to be ;
a journal for the publication of politi- !
cal stuff to th^- exclusion of everything!
else. x There ar-p mechanical limita-j
tiOn? in a npwsnanpr r.ffir?p
Of course the Mail wouldn't mention
The Herald and X \v=. While there;
may not have been much new in the
scvenio; 's message Ti'lman says therei
is nothi g much, n-w in his rej)ly. Kppfciaily
the portion which seems to j
ha v.? arojse! rhe leg Mature. Me says ;
be has snid it :>. i'o; and will say it-j
again. Of < <> ?rs<\ th?"r ;.r }'\.Axu- I '
tioi s to all newspaper^. bar ;bt> iraable
is we always apply the limit, to|
th people* These vU-w.i do n:>; cc.-n- j i
eide with ours and give approving
views the preference.
Wo agree with the Observer that!
tlie provision of th constitution 1
about increasing the pay of judges!
during their term of office is as plain
as the English language can make it.
For This reason wh n in the legislature
a f w years ago we opposed a
bill allowing circuit judges $."00 a year
for traveling -expenses.
It is a good thing to be consistent,'
; sometime; aT least. Art III, Section
1'4, reads: "So P r-on shall be eligible
to a seat in the gem ral assembly
whil he hold? o. y ofTic. or position of
profit or trust under this State, the'
Cnited States of Am rica, or any cf
them, or under any other power, exi
i ept officers in th: militia or otaries ,
j. ubllc: and if any memb r c 1.all v
< vnt or exerc.-e any of tv-l disqiui'i
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Iviilii" crnccs ;; ;i -.acaie
lils seat." We do not think th?
< glish langr.i^v ea-i 1; i:o; : *1
. ritt' ; tiler. ;A.:;! ye*. t:.
i- ; : , o , ' o- !' . ;
i L!CK II ".Oil tllfit ' " ' HtL'21
ulci not .? an v\i ;i is h -n. or
tic cement ion thai it did Wi-j eolHie\
:-c;r. soit of excuse r:r c.ai-;
^ the piain language of the eon?ti
tion. The viewpoint n:ak s ;i difference.
Xo doubt the judges would
hold an allowance lor trav ling ex-/
pens:-s was not increase in salary as
( - ..re:iiplated in the constitution.
.IS TO F.ilOIOS' KEADIXC;.
The Progressive Fanner, (hat far u
paper which lives up to its name in
very way and gives The larmers of
the South every week an abundance
of good advice and information, in,
a rccent issae urged ih, iarm:rs to
spend at least $."> a year per hor-.e for
newspapers, and $ "> j? r hor- tor books
for the use of his family. The ^ingestion
is well within the limits of
good reason, and there are f : \v farmers
who will not get as much cut of
such an investment as they cop Id get
out of a similar amount invested in
any other way. By reading the better
~1 ?^ o m f Vi /\ Drr\orr?nc :u:d
C I Ci^S }JKZ l ~?IIVJ L, a^5 X 1 Oq 1 Vx?^r-i i r v
Farmer expresses it, "a cheap monthly,
with sensational stories and fortune1
telling articles and fraudulent 'free'
advertisements"?tout real newspapers,1
church papers, farm papers of the type
of the Progressive Farmer, and the like,
a farmer vill reap great benefit in the
course of a year.
These are words of good advice to
the farmers who read the Raleigh agricultural
weekly, to which we have re-;
"We never can make the South what
it ought to be, you never can make
your neighborhood what it ought to be,!
until the farmers get rid of this idea
that their minds are not"worth feeding.
A man? has got to believe in himself
more than that, must have more respect
for himself, more respect for his
brain and his mind, before he can j
amount to anything. He must believe;
that his own mind and his children's
minds deserve the best intellectual
food he can find?and plenty of it. He
wouldn't let his children go with two
meals a day when they need three.
Why, then, should he compel them to
get along with only an occasional
monthly or semi-monthly feast of in-!
tellectual food instead of seeing to it!
that the best papers to be had come to
his home every week?
"No hard and fast rule can be laid
down, but a reasonable minimum can
be fixed, and we would say that no
man is doing right by himself or his
family if he spends less than $10 aj
y?ar for papers, magazines and books ,
for each horse he works?say $5 for
papers and $5 for books for the onehorse
farmer: $10 for paper? and $10
for book* for the two-horse farmer,
etc.. etc. ';
"^ivo i \*P::r :H'I' ll D T'cff-. for ,
papers; $ "> a year p r horse for books-prcvided
the right sort of papers u?d
books are s Iccted?would socn revolutionize
the South and go far to
dispel the ignorance that the ineffi- :
ciencv of our schools has cursed us i
with. No man who is not poor enough ]
to starve his body is poor enough to
r?f .? " C^\<> *> Kn rnr Ua>?_
2>t O I > J li IS in 1 ::u. --oj/iii isi'ju u s n*. i ?
We want to commend this article to
the farm rs of this county, it is a fact,
not only among farmers, but in a great '
many homes there are no books and
very f'w, if any. papers. Wo do not
tliiI: home i- a real home without ]
: T a TOW 2000 bOOKS. A gOOU
berk, a jr.eod newspnj -r may ' \< rt v.v.
ir.f no >eo for 2:00 ] f.luit \v :> V"r <:r':im.
Th verv fact thai thev are around is
iroo 1 for the niev.bers' of the house- ; A
hold. it costs so little in this day rc; 1
r,av seme 2:; cut 1:' \vsp:n)ors and some ; ?
! !>?o] s i!i:?i s; " v.o dcr is (ha:
!!i re is am lui i;c without them.
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<* THE IDLER, >
I notice by th-e papers that some on* j
?a burglar?entered a residence in the
city the oilier night and went in a
trunk and took th refrcm vom > twentyfive
dollars in good and lawful nion >y.
Now, here is a job for those new no- |
liceme;i who were hunting something
to do. or rath -r complaining that busin
ss was so dull with them. Find
this burglar. That is really more important
than to make B>11 Wa'drop exce
d the speed limit in an effort to
run d?wn a -traneer who had disre
ganrd tho stopping ordinance, thonah j
I think th stopping ordinance is an !
Vv the *AT!v, 1 wmv.ler tHe ; r1ic-'1
men '';'v -ver r^.d wh r? this s o; iin'.r
or'Vra "any o: lied
rehicl'-." .Vow. * a nif* ' :
?sot a y'If-propol'ed vehicle, then :
v-1 ; ];* /-> v. * r" *
gee. how th y c.n :":n. '! ' I oy"?
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Pv ;;r - v, ;] ' r v::w\. of :i :
lirt* h > 'v ; ] ro ; in a J
book the otli'T An'J the book is j
John Rawii, iho story which I see The |
Kerald and X ws is going to c:.;p- j
me see soon. :?ikI it is a goon story and
every reader wants to see that he
mis->?s no copy of the pap- r and reads
everv chanter of this book. Ann Sul
livan, the wife cf Jim Sullivan, was j
Talking to Mr. HaL-ey, the gr at inven- :
tor, who *<i mec! tronblo.1 abon? many |
thing?. She said: "What I'm wan tin',
Mr. H.a'sey, what any woman w tuts.
I want a (li'mond star to wear on me
bead wh'n I'm swe- ping .1urc . i n- od
di'mond carri g? and brae let? 10 wear
whin I'm makin' your re'?, you uiiKl;
and a silk dress that hollers "I'm aecmin'"
whin ! start out to scri.b t'. e
?Teps. Ain't it the truth, Mr. Halsey?
.Ain't that what ivery woman i:> the
wurrld. at laste in.America, is want
"Sure-," noddod Halsey. "Don't forget
the automobile whil-3 you're wishing."
"True it is. Whut woman of anny;
social position has not got her awtcmobee]
today? Luk at me. If I had
me rights, I'd have me- electric bro'om
brought to the coorb ivery mornin'
for me to go to market; and ivery
evening after I'd got me sweVpi-j''
done, I'd have me long gray torpedy
come around to take me and Jim out
fer a fait spin up the bullyvard. Mo
with di'monds on me hair, with rings
r>n mo fi 11 frprs ar>' nn mp triPS
a s-ettin' there an' lukkin' scornful.
Oh, I was born in Ireland, but I'm
American now. The day Jim Sullivan
gives me what is me due, a.^d I git
me first awtomobeel, 'twill be the prou<^
day fer me?the day whin I'm first
fined for vi'latin' the speftd law of the
city. 'Tis a great country this."
After displaying her pleasure at her
romancing, Mrs. Sullivan began to
speak her real mind. Says she: "Anny
wo.man wants to blackguard a little
once in a while, Mr. Halsey, <-ir, and
all women like to lie twice in awhile. I
I'm just lyin' to you now, because the
birds is singin' and th-e weather is sol
"Listen. Annv woman that's goin';
to be happy is goin' to be happy be-'
cause of the stomach she has for eatin',
find the joy she has for dancin', and the
heart she has for love of her man and j
h-?r children. And anny woman that has>
her heart in the right place is goin'
to sta~d by them and not by herself; !
and not by anny one ilse-. Try me and !
&<?e if I'm lyin' now. You're the bos?.;
"Fire Jim Sullivan today, and see do
! stick with him, or do I go with some'
ma. that gives me di'monds, and
nwtomobe Is. I'd stick?and so'd annv
oi.her woman that loved her man and
her cnildron." \
"I'm glad you think so. Mr-. Sullivan."
"You know 1 think so. On, mayoe
it's because I wasn't born in this ,
country. Over there, 'tis th- woman
helps make the stak-?. Here she helps
to :-p nd it.. 'Tis a fine counthry this j
?fer policemin. So far as bei.i' hap- 1
j?y in it's concerned, 1 dunno. Maybe ]
it's the Irish in me that's happy, and
not the American. ! dunno again. 'Tis
ill a question which you want to be,
rich or happy."
"Or useful/' ventured Halsey. ;
"They're tho sa;ne. Hem' useful ' * 1
I)? in* hein' happy. Ain't it the truth." <
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Which (Jo you want to be rich or j
iiapi'.v. Poth? After ;.!! bei ig use- t
"ul is the thing. If you ar useful 1
rou are happv !f vcu are not useful ]
."ou arr miserable even though you be i
ueh. "Whin we can't afford sparrow.
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&N ha(?f v-* * . .
I If you are not now tradi
with your next order and
Yrm ran Knv vnur en til
Lm. v v4 vvim j
save both time and mor
They carry the largest
stock in this section.
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same and still happy. A stomach for I.
eating, joy for dancing, a heart for
love?these are the things which will i.-f
help to make you useful and therefore
I hear the chamber of commerce has j ' . :1|
sold out and, therefore, disbanded for
good. Let the city council now wake
up and be a live organization and help i
do something. \
The Idler, j
\OTICE OF SALE. |
The und' rsigned will sell to the '
highest bidder, for cash, before the ' '$&$$$&
* 1 nr>v mt W.-.vhnrrv Sontll
CUlti I MUUOI. liWi
Carolina, on February 7. 1913. at 11 j
c -lock ;i. m., all the accounts, notoi- #
and mortgages belonging to the estate
of J. A. Bouknight deceased, amount- /4, '' M$M
y .w >:
ing to the sum of five hundred and ! '' ;
ninety-two ' and 16-100 dollars, an j ; ' *-J'
itemized list of which may be seen at j
khe office of Eugene S. P>lease, attorney-at-law.
D. P. Bou knight, ? .
Administrator of the Estate of .1. A.
By virtue of authority T will i
to the highest bidder ou February
ail]- bein? saleday. at Xewberrv court
muse, ovo aero of land, more or less, :
iu^r outside the corporate limits of the ? %
"r i; c< r,n f 1 > n Pn- 1 ;
.'J VV u O'L i lUBjicm;. kj. ^ . .
;i road, adjoining lands of A. P.
Dominiek and K. M. Cook, the same
laving two good dwellings th-ereon. 1 ? "
Terms to suit the purchaser. SCENE PROM "THE OLI
L-21-td. G. W. Kinard. !
$3 - ....... . ~
h-\ ii >
II a barrel,next time.
11 Sugar, Coffees, Rice
| j stock is always fresh,
- And, i
B i . *
jjf \ Hardware, Paints, Na'ls, Linn
f! Fencing, Shingles, Galvanize
| j Pipe, Doors and Sash, etc, a
I in large lots and get the lows
they sell for less.
And You Always Get Pol
1U/J. W. I ^
j!fe Yrai Need
r>_ * 3 , v>
fW]f jftf?r:ic I
r xT* 1
i bur i goc^; try i
And Bacon, I
i, etc., and their !
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, and prices ngnt
to o | '
ie, Cement, Buck Farm |
d Roofing, Terracotta 1
nd they buy all these i
pi A llio lO iiv ?T
lite Attention There
ing there, try them
I see the difference
re bill there and
tey. > .
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MAX," AT 0 PERA HOUSE, THURSDAY NIGHT,
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