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Entered at the Postoffice nt >tpwJwry,
S. C, as 2rvl class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR
Fridav. ADril 25. 1913.
Announcement has been made that
the contract has been let for the building
of the Carolina ind Georgia rail?waj,
which will ^onnoct Columbia
and Augusta with a line of track on
which steam or electric cars may be
used. The road is to be completed
within eighteen months. This railway
will be an additional factor in the continued
growth of Columbia, and will
be of great material help to the coun- j
try through which it passes.
Now is the time to use tie ?-?]& i
We trust the eld Confederate sol*
tttari bare b&jn 'baring tli? tlms of
their lives in Aiken this week. In
the course of nature there can not bi
many more of theste reunions, and the
old soldiers deserve all that a grateful
people can do for them, and more.
We note from the Georgetown Times
+Vkof Conotrtr CmitVi mov nnpn his r??m
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paign for re-election at Georgetown
on the 29th of this month. It is a long
sry from now until the cuapaiga ol
the cummer of 1914 and the candidate
who starts liis speaking campaign
o&"ir 1*111 require lots of lung power
and other kinds of endurance to last
until the real campaign is on.
The Herald and News publishes today
an interview from Governor
Blease, which recently app?i>
Ied in Hearst's Sunday American,
on common school education
as the most important question "before
South Carolina and the South.
The governor is pght when he says
that the common schools are receiving
too little In comparison "with the
liberal amounts bestowed upon the
I; higher institutions of learning, and
when he says further that if adequate
provision is not made for at least the
rudimentary education of the white
children of the State and of the South,
the penalty exacted of our civilization
will l*e as terrible as it will 'be
A good road from Newberry to Columbia
would be of value not only to i
Newberry but to every town through
which it passes, and to ev^ry farm j
along the route. The same trmzld 5;:
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trut? a x \jcxkx nvi-i ???i* j v., ,
GreziTilte, ana to any stier i-ill;
which mlzht "be named.
.M<0?iQ*U^4u<ri wr -- ?
There* aTe people 7rLfc irriil.il t !
?rea !ly benefited by tking s tzip mcfi?e I
where and seeing something cf tat-!
worll.ajid getting out of the niir.icr- j
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THE IDLEli. $ I
I read this tribute paid to a lii-ir .
recently : "He hated shams, despised j
pretense, and s-?t his foot on the a^e' j
of the hypocritical demagogue a? j
every opportunity. He was a patrio!
who knew what patriotism meant.' |
That is a beautiful tribute, i woul< |
rather have such a tribute- paid mv
than to accumulate a fortune. exciv>
I would be glad to have added, tha'
he hated the hypocrite ci* mi/ It;*'1,
that he never proved un'ru' to :
friiiid, tVa.t hn belie red iti a friend^
thai n'in irrrft than n ii\are name, th A .
he had a h art that was big pnotigl ";o |
sympathize with his fellow man. tha' ;
he had a broad vision, that he was nat j
narrow and prejudiced, that he did not
trim his sails to suit every passiag
breeze, that he stood four square to
all the winds that blew, for rieht .!ad
truth and justice and mercy. that w'.r en
he had an opportunity to help a frii nd
he never- failed. That's the kind of
man that appeals to me, but I am ; ust
a little bit afraid that he is scaro in
this day and in this neck of the wc ?ds
I read In the newspap?rs the c fh*r |
flay?you know, as strange as it nay!
seem?you can sometimes find s >me
pretty good things in the newspa rer<=
?-veil, I read 1? a newspaper a picture
of t. wagon, a garbage <irt, frith
) MM) ** * Sftffe?* tf riptlias
of ?e kni TP 4ftii the
MXINMIUHM lUNLjjj^car ????
cart contains, i and what should be
done with ti. There had been a cleaning
up day or week in the town just
like the one that the ladies ordered for
Newberry, and this picture was meant
to describe, and did describe, some other
kin 1 of garbage that should be haul?*
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ea on aner me au^cio uau uccu w^aued,
and it impressed me very forcibly,
because* It was somewhat along the
line T suggested some time ago, of
the trash that should be hauled off
alonf with the trash of the streets and
alleys, and T am sorry that I can't give
the cart and the skeletons of the garbage
described. I will give you the
trtndv erf garbage that was being suggested
to be dumped into the cart:
"The m?n who says we can't do it."
"Wfet real estate is out of all
reason." "The man who says everything
is going to the bow-wows." "Thej
man who kicks." "The man who n-ev?r
ha# a good wo^d for his town."
Tfcii rc*ji who criticizes his home
town." "The man who says he can j
tmj ?iieap3r than in his town." "The;
man wfro finds fault with all improvn j
mets." The man who thinks his home
man Is not good enough for any position
which h-e may have to give, but j
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g063 OCT Slttfr cl Siritiig^i. iac ouc,- j
gEStbfi is that all these be dumpedj
into the garbage ca*t and hauled off
to the pit- and sent the way of all garbage.
If you don't say a good word for
your town, where do you expect to
hear the good word, and whom do you
expect to speak it. If you haven't a
goo<3 word for the men and women
who constitute the citizenship of your
town, how do you expect your town to
grow and prosper, and if your town
does net grow and prosper how do you I
sxpzet to grow and prosper. Thmk on
tbss* things and then act.
T wish I could be with the old boys
at Aiken this week. T know they are
enjoying themselves. The ranks are
being thinned and soon there won't be
any more gatherings of this noble band
here. Let us all hope there will be a
grand reunion on that shore where
parting in unknown. The further we
get from those scenes of. war and
suffering the more vividly they come
to the mind's eye and the more we
can enjoy hearing them recounted. I
can see now the smoVe from the burning
homes the result of Sherman's
march to the sea and hear the roar
of cannon. The old vets at Aiken
y-i-' - - T.rill fall monv a r>Omr> stnrV
11115 W CCA. Wiii tV/Xl 4-LXC*JJLJ u. vv*^r
iQd recount many a hard and dangerous
adventure of the days of the
sixties. I love to be with them and
nev-er tire of the stories they relate.
The Trials and Tribulations of the j
Reporter Who Gets up the Per- |
Ti would surprise you to know how
nsitive seme people are- in the mat-|
.cr of personal mention, some really i
pod persons whom one would scarce-'
suspect, leaving ^n^h for common'
n and woin-r.. It isn't surprising:
, ;ou just ii 11 ordinary individual com-j
!>?ams of being left out. but when un-3 j
'\iugher up" gets put out about it, it'
This thing of getting items for the;
;u~ely personal coiumn is a tedious!
i I^ivrrvhmltf Vnmvs Ihnt thorp nr-p 1
tain people who crave, being in the j
'('hoy seem to have a mania
seeing their names in print. If
hoy went to Prosperity twice a weeki
hoy would want it mentioned every
,ime. This is annoying.
Then tiier-e are olhers who really
don't care to see their names in the pai?er,
at least so often, and we don't
I a me them, rather respecting their
wishes. But between those who want
'.hem in on all occasions and those
who arc sensitive about it when left |
always accidentally and never!
intentionally,?liie reporter lias a hard |
-1: no peopio seem lo think that the;
' v.rLer has nothing else to do but ^
* vson;'! it' 1*1:. As a matter of |
Litis h only a little side Jine. If'
iiui .us business he could till
. .< (Hiirv issue.
a newspapi::- 111.111 is always giad I
i) lu is toJd any little matter of
.nterest. Some people act foolishly
about this. It is the extract of absurdity
to suppose that the reporter
knows of the coming and going every
day of the innumerable travelers to
and from Newberry. In his pursuit of
weightier matters he catches these little
ones "on the fly" so to speak. Some
phone, some see him, sometimes he
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uccn tuiuugn iiiiiu pa* wv?o. uv
u-either one nor the other.
Because names are in the papers, it
is no sign that the uarties themselves
send them in. If they fail to appear,
:t is either because the reporter forgot
or didn't know. It doesn't amount to
much anyway, but:
ii anyoocy tnniKs 11 is easy 10 get
up all these personal and various items
and the important locaxs, besides reading
.he papers, keeping the mailing;
lists up-to-dat?, and doing s- vera] oilier
things, all and at the same time, let
nim apply for the job.
THE SEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Death of Mr. William Werts.?The
Literary Sorosis.?Cantata by
Special to The Herald and News.
ProsDerity. Anril 24.?Miss Eliza
beth Hawkins is spending th<e week at
Miss Lucy Wheeler, of Augusta, is
visiting her parents, Mr' and Mrs. T.
Mr. J. C. Duncan and Mrs. V. E.
Kohn have gone to Blacksburg to visit
Miss Bell Boozer, of Aiken, is spending
awhile with Mrs. Delia Shealy.
Mrs. B. B. Schumpert has returned
from a short stay to Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Bowers have returned
from Clemson College, after
spending several weeks with Mrs. J. E.
Rev. J. 0. Davis, Misses Bell and
Brown, Messrs. J. F. Brown, A. B.
Wise, C. K. Wheeler, H. J. Raw], 0. S.
Miller, T. H. Young, Johnnie Hawkins,
Dr. Wise, G. D. Browne, Hunter Caldwell,
Jim Hunt and Dr. J. S. Wheeler
attended the Xewberry-Erskine ball
game Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. William Werts will now make j
her home with her son, Mr. T. L. i
Don't forget the Cantata Friday i
evening. Sixty children will take part, j
Admission 10 and 15 cents.
Mr. W. W. Wheeler has moved into
the old Dominick house while his home
in Elm sctreet is being remodeled.
The Literary Sorosls meets Friday I
afternoon with Mrs. J. D. Quattle- ,
baum. The program is as follows:
"Had I but served my God with half
the zeal, I served my King, he would
not in mine age, have left me naked
to mine enemies."?Hnry VII.
Act 1-3?Mrs. Wise.
Act 4-5?Miss Bobb.
Current Events?Mrs. Brown.
Mr. William M. Werts, a former cit
izen of this section, died at his late
home in Mountville Monday, April 21.
Mr. Werts was a son of Capt. John
Werts, of Silverstreet. He had three
sisters, Tena, Sarah and Susan. Tena
married Peter Kiitara, saran marneui
Micheal Fellers and Susan Solomon P.
Kinard. One brother, John, who was
never married. Mr. Werts' father died
when he was but a little lad. His
mother was Miss Eve Riser, who after
the death of her first husband married
Rev. Herman Aull. Of this marriage
there were two children, Mrs. Louisa i
Hunter and Mr. J. Luther Aull. Mr.
Werts was the youngest of the child
_^MR_wilijam M. WERTS. :|
ren by the marriage of his mother to I
Mr. Werts. Of the large family only
one now remains, Mr. J. L. Aull.
Mr. Werts was twice married, first
Miss Elizabeth Bowers, daughter of
Squire Samuel Bowers and by this union
were born the following: James
M. Werts, of Prosperity; Samuel
Werts, of Prosperity; and WTilliam who
died in boyhood; Mrs. Alice Hartm n
who di-ed several years ago; Mrs. Lavinia
Matthews, of Ninety Six and
Mrs. A. M. Counts. The second wife
of Mr. Werts was the widow of Levi
Wheeler and of this union two children
were born, only one "of whom is
still living: Prof. Edwin S. Werts,
president of the Memphis University
school, Memphis, Tenn.
Mr. Werts was confirmed by Rev.
J. A. Sligh and after moving to Prosperity
attended Grace church. The funeral
services were conducted at the
Prosperity cemetery "by Rev. Leslie '
The floral tribute was beautiful. The
following out of town relatives attend- j
ed the funeral:
\f P friqn anri .T W. Mat-'
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thews, of Mountville; Mr and Mrs.!
James Lipscomb, and Miss Julia Mat-1
thews, of Ninety Six; Messrs. Sam
Werts, Astor Fellers, H. 1. Fellers, of
Old Town; Mr. J. L. Aull of Dyson;,
Mr. E. H. Aull, of Newberry; Mr. R. C.!
Counts, Mrs. B. L. Wheeler and Miss 1
Olive Counts, of Columbia; Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh, and Mrs. Bea7;
trice Hope, of Pomaria.
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