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Entered at the Postoffic^ *
lerry, S. C., as 2*xl class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, February 2-">, 1913.
AN UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT.
The action of Governor Blease in
sending in the name of Dr. Houseal
to be superintendent of the State
Hospital for the Insane, according to
his own statement, because the legislature
did not elect Dr. Houseal a
member of the board of trustees of.
the medical college, strikes us as
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Boy act, and not the doing of a statesman.
It was evidently done in a
moment of anger, and in a spirit of
resentment, two things which should
never be permitted to govern the actions
of any man, certainly in matters
of State. We are sorry the governor
gave way to anger in such a degree
as to permit him to give a slap to
one friend, in order to show his appreciation
of another, and to spite a
co-ordinate branch of the government.
He says in his message that he knew
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then why give this undeserved fling
at his friend, Dr. Babcock, to evidence
his resentment at the action of the;
legislature. H>e should have found
some oth-er way to do it. Dr. Babcock
had nothing to do with the action
of the legislature in refusing to
elect Dr. Houseal a member of the
board of trustees of the medical college.
We cannot see that it was a
compliment to Dr. Houseal. If you
are going to stand to the principle
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slaughter them to give expression to
;your feelings of resentment.
We think it would have been but a
proper courtesy to have extended to
the governor to have granted his
wish to have Dr. Hoaseal a member
of the medical board., but we cannot
see how it helps matters to take the
action taken by th?e governor.
As to Dr. Babcock, everybody knows
his peculiar fitness for the position
which he holds, and of his reputation
in his line of work, and if he
were to resign or be removed, South
Carolina would be the loser and nof.
Dr. Babcock, for if he wanted a position
be would not long be without one,
for there are many States and many
irmtitntirmc that wnnlrt hp frInH nf thp
opportunity to secure his services. We
regret the entire incident and tri: t
Dr. Babcock may be permitted <iiu
may be willing to remain in the service
of South Carolina, for she needs
him much more than he needs South
-AD" TEAM- WOE*.
Merchants and buyers of publicity
who are seeking to reduce their expenditures
to a basis of farthest efficiency
will find of interest the following
comment by The Louisville
Courier-Journal upon an analysis recently
made by The New York Herald.
The Herald makes an interesting
comparison of the cost of "circulaiz
ing" and newspaper advertising. One
circular recently sent out contained
"three separate sheets of printed paper
and a stamped envelope." The cost
of sending this to every one of The
Herald's regular buyers and subscribers
is -estimated at $5,000 and to send
it to The Sunday Herald's list would
cost about three times as much. The
advertiser could have bought a page
in The Herald for a whole week, in
eluding the Sunday edition, for $5,
000. Evidently he could hav*> reached
the general public more cheaply by
advertising in the paper?and certainly
more efft ctively. The comparison
is worthy the attention of advertisers.
Very few people read the circulars
in their entirely.
Another factor might well be noticed
by our contemporary?and that is
what might be called the publicity
team-work of the newspaper, as opposed
to any other form of advertis
For example, while you pay for the
space in which to exploit only your
own wares you get also the benefit,
indirectly, of the mom y spent by
every other advertiser who patronizes
newspaper columns regularly and
who has educated the public to look
for his announcements, it may be
that the consumer is interested in
looking only for the advertisement of
oik* establishment. But the fact that !
your annoum nent also meets his
eye is just as likely to turn his
thoughts in your direction whether
tlb advertisement of which he was in
search was that of your business rival
or from a firm in an entirely dissimilar
field of enterprise.
Tn nthor words nf>\vsnMi> r adver
tising stands but singular to itself in
that it is what might be called community
advertising?for nearly every
i representative newspaper issue reflects
in its advertising columns the
needs of society-at-large, a fact that
the public came long ago, to xecoTt
i? thp nnhlifitv market
place to which the buying public goes
every day to see "what is doing" in
the lines it needs. It draws a tremendous
and habitual audience, an
audience ready to spend, an audience
that must spend, and this is not true
of the circular or of any other form o!
publicity, however cunningly devised.
The circular, of course, has its own
particular province. But there are
few of its uses that cannot be supplied
with greater effectiveness by the
What the Constitution savs about
newspaper advertising is very true,
and yet there are merchants who will
tell you that it does not pay to advertise.
We wanted to say, however,
that about a year ago some enterprising
gentlemen came in to Newberry
and persuaded some- merchants, most
of whom never advertise in the newspapers,
to pay, we are told, one hun
area acinars eacn to nave an aavertiseraent
printed on a sign board
which marked the distance to Newberry,
and these signboards were to
be put up at each mile for a distance
of ten miles on all of the main roads
leading to Newberry. We notice that
these signs are already falling down.
An hundred dollars invested in the
newspapers of the town would have
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uctil ui iu i/lic JJ.ICX1 WJL1U live
here and spend their money with
these merchants, and would have
reached a great many more people, and
we believe the results would have
been greater to the merchants. But
there are always people who are ready
and willirier fn tnfco nn anv fifhpmo if
it is presented by a stranger rather
than patronize their own people.
Nothing seems to have been done
on the road from Newberry to Prosperity.
We desire to respeat, that it
seems to lis to be a crime to let a
good road, such as this was, go to the
bad for the want of a little attention.
Somebody should do something. There
is 110 use to spend money building!
roads unless some provision is going
to be made tor their uD-keeD. .lust!
a little expenditure of mon-?y anil la-j
bor would k?ep this road in fine condition
all .the time. We cannot understand
why there should not be a
sufficient amount of county pride in
our people, if there is not a sufficient
amount of self-interest, to keep this
road, which would cost so litt!e, in
fine condition. One day's worx with
a scrape and a drag would put this
road in fine condition. But to out
and build mounds across the roa.l on
ly makes bad matters worse.
Governor Blease has ordered the
election for a congressman in the first
district to be held on the 29th of
April, and the State executive committee
has called a primary to be' held
011. the 27th of May, a little more than!
a month after the election has ooen
held. It seems to us that the gov-er
j nor is right in this matter. The com
| mittee should have conferred wk'h tho
; governor as to the time he would or:
der the election before they fix" 1 the
i time for the primary. If they hai the
primary could have been gotten i.i b'.|
fore the date fixed by the governor
for the general election, and given th^
necessary sixty days before the primary,
as required by the special ,i\v
i as to Charleston. The governor is
right. The district needs a congressman
now if it ever needs one, and there
i seems to be no good reason for posti
poning the primary to the last of May.
| At any rate, there will be little use tc
! hold it a month after the general eleoi
In speaking of the unrest and disi
satisfaction throughout South Carolina,
which the Yorkvilie Enquirer says
exists, it goes on to say "Our own
view of the whole situation is that
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above all else it is time for the people
to turn their thoughts to conm.o.i
justice and insist 011 strict and impartial
enforcement of the laws. It'
the laws of the land were prjpeilv
observed, there would be no place for
dissatisfaction or unrest."
All of which is very tru-e an?I *<.
which might be added that of laws
have entirfly too many. If men wee
to do to their neighbors as they \vouh1
their neighbors should do unto th-m
there would be little use for law?, an.l
the enforcement of such laws as we
had would be easier of enforce aervr.
The great trouble with these times is
that we are trying to regulate ever}
thing by law, and as a result we Iiavs
very few laws strictly enforced.
There is too much law and too mac),
regulating everything by law, or at
least an attempt to do it. If people
would turii their thoughts to c juimoa
justice and not rely so much 011 If. ws
there would be less infraction of 1 &\v
and less need of law.
We think Governor Blease was a
U+flrt nramdtnro o n/1 littlo T"l5?r_n}l ii1
illtlC piV/UlUbUl V U11U V -'?*
his message to the legislature in iegard
to the bill providing for the one
mill tax for the common schools ;n
referring to the bil} passed by the
house on the subject as a "subterfuge,"
because it is not a subterfuge,
and in fact is substantially what he
recommends as an amendment to it,
and which he says is acceptable to
him. The trouble, we think, is that
he did not have a proper understanding
of the bill. The only difference
of any consequence is that the bill
passed by the house leaves the balance
to be apportioned among the counties
according to enrolment, to be knowi
as a county board fund, to
t>? used by the county boards
in their discretion, to aid weak schools,
and his amendment leaves this balance
with the State board to be used in their
discretion. One centralizes the power,
the other distributes it.
Both bills provide the same amounts
for the carrying out of the various
general statutes giving aid to the common
schools. How then could the
one be a "subterfuge" unless the
other be also.
Xo one who knows Dr. Houseal will
question for a moment his emin-ent
fitness for any position requiring medical
knowledge or skill, but he could
not, for many reasons, afford to accept
the position of superintendent of tne
State Hospital for the Insane.
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I see there was a citizens meeting
held the ether night to consider a report
on revising the charter of the
town?a very important matter?and
that the meeting was" composed of
j about six or eight persons. That is
| entirely too bad. If there had been
an election coming on and some one,
without any authority whatever, had
put out a report that there was a
I prospect 01 curtailing uie ugm iw
vote, there would not have been sufficient
room in the opera house to
hold the crowd. 0, we do love to vote.
That is considered one of the inherent
and inalienable rights of the American
citizen?the right to vote?whether
be knows for whom or what or how
he is voting, just so he votes and does
not lose his vote. You know, there
are just lots of people who do not
like to lose their votes, that is do not
like to vote for the losing man.
! I generally lose my vote, that is,
11 am generally with the minority, and
: the only consolation I have is that
| some great man said once upon a
time that the minority was generally
right, hut I am afraid being right in
this day does not count for much, it
is the "getting thar" that counts
5, made with \
with the public of this age. But somehow
I am like Henry Clay, I can't
i quote poetry, and I would rather be
right than to be president, or to "git
thar," if I had to be wrong to get
I J read the other day the most
| beautiful definition of charity that I
I have ever se^n, and I want to print
it, and I want every one who reads
it to let it sink deep into his or her
soul. It is said to have been rritten
bv James Hay, Jr.. in Smith's
] Magazine. There are just lots of people
who have an entirely erroneous
definition in their minds of charity,
and it would be well to get rid of that
I jusi as soon as possiDie. nere 11 is.
Read it and then read it again:
Write this down on the indestructiI
ble memory of men:
Among all the handmaidens of
charity, wealth is one of the least,
j Men prate of charity!
! That which divides the last loaf, 0
j Brother of Hunger, is charity, and that
[ which shares the one shawl, 0 Sister
! of Rags, is charity, much more than
j the heralded building of hospital and
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*v ^ IIcl v c J11 uui licai lo Liiai icj il n^f
i bestow the mf rrh of sympathy and
| the spikenard of understanding;
Or teach one little child that the
j reddened sun on evening waters is the
golden door to fairyland;
Or are kind to those beaten by the
knout of poverty plaited by the avarice
i And we have charity if we turn asW?
1 without ostentation to aid the weak;
Hr trar>k nn man tn hie
Or pursue no woman to her tears;
Or never forget that one apprecia!
tiv-3 word carried a thief from the
i cross to the eternal flowers of paradise,
and that the voice of solace to a
! wounded heart is as precious a? the
| everlasting fragrance of the alabaster
! cruse a woman broke two thousand
Charity is chivalry because it champions
the burdened. It is art because
it is the loveliest of lovely thoughts.
It is courage because the martyrs
who bore th-e flames for the sake of
conscience, and tn-o sunerers wno give
cf their strength to help other sufferers.
today stand in the forefront of
all the warriors of the world.
Charity is never measured in'money.
Its monuments are in the hearts of
j +hose we have taught to smile.?James I
Hay, Jr., in Smith's Magazine.
I rcad the following in the Charlotte
Observer some time ago and put it
aside in my scrap book, and in looking
over my scraps today it occurred
| to me that I would print it, and I was
j wondering, too, if anything the
i like of this ever took place at any
! social meeting in Newberry. Wonder j
if it did
! At The Social Meet
(Any Charlotte man will know
! "And he told Mrs. Switcher about
j her husband and the blond woman at
' Asheville last summer."
"0, don't i^sk me, but they say Mrs.
Switcher is wearing a new sunburst
| she wanted jnd didn't get Christmas."}
j "Xow, don't you b-r-e-a-t-h-e it j
any of you, but there was Mrs. High- j
| brow. He told h r that Mr. High- j
! brow's great-great grandfather was:
hanged as a pirate and she went home
i and with p?n and ink figuratively
lopped off that branch of the family
"But did you hear what the spirit
told Mrs. Lofty? No, I'm not going
> to tell, so you n*eed not ask me, it s!
"And Widow Tongueit's husband j
. told her?s-h-s-h! I mustn't say it, |
but it was something too dreadful.
Anyhow, it put her to bed for a couj
pie of days."
"I just don't believe that about Mrs.
Lollypop and the di'mun ring. What!
j You hadn't hea?d it? Well, [ just
won't believe the story that she stole
"Yes, and Mrs Puffer is on the
mope because she is going to die some
I HAVE FOJ
10 shares Mollohon
ferred stock; guar,
cent, and is a saf<
Also 10 snares Oal
Mill stock. I have s<
m iteai estate.
J. A. Burton,
We have abou
of good, fine
Mules; also sc
Come to se
A. G. Wise
Via A. C. L,
FARES: The Round Trip ]
will be $15.45, with corresponc
DATES OF SALE. February
for trains scheduled to reach \
fore noon of March 4, 191-3.
FINAL LIMIT: Tickets wil
original starting point returni
March 10, 1913, with privilege
original starting point returnir
April 10, 1913. by deposit of tic
ardson, Special Agent, Termii
ton, D. C., not later than midn
and upon payment of fee of $]
For reservation, or any info:
with Agent, or
T. C. White,
Gen. Pass. Agent,
Rparl This and See Wha
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Would you like to have a loa
at 6 per cent, five or ten years
street business property? If
J. A. BUI
The Real Estate and I
time this y nr. but don't any of you | thing
mention it to her. she is so cut up
about it?' | meet
"That was a delicious thing. Miss wagg
>,.? banded out about that say i
proud old Mrs. Goeasy and?we!!, I j too, i
must be going?mind, 1 haven't said a !
* SALE .
Mfg. Co. pre- sH
mtees 7 per ?
eland Cotton l|
ome bargains m
Real Estate and
t 20 head
>me nice j
! & Co.
i, D. C.
. R. R.
tare from Newberry
lingly low Fares from
j 28. March 1,2 and 3, T/t
Vashington, D. C., be- M
1 be limited to reach
ng before midnight of ^
of extension to reach " ^
lg before midnight of *
:ket with Joseph Richlal
of March 8, 1913, ,
..00 at time of deposit.
W. J. Craig,
Pass. Traf. Mgr., *
N- a L
t I Can Save You
.n of $3,000 to $15,000
, on well located Main
so, come and talk <
d a?, she'went out of hoaring, the MM
ing put its finger to its lip and S
;ed its head significantly, as if to 1
t could start something on her,
if it had a mind to.