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The Herald and News
Entered at the Postoffice at vp\vStrry,
S. C., as 2?d class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, July 13, 1913.
Why not try the split log drag on
some of our roads. Everything is in
fine condition just now. It is an enexpensixe
and very -efficient machin$.
ESDI TORI AL ..
Work lias been commenced on the
paving of Friend street. It was needed.
Work will be continued until
the paving is completed from the
postoffice to the railroad. The council
is to be commended for doing this
work. Of course in this connection
the streets as well as sidewalks
around the postoffice will be put in
? It would seem from the letters of
Governor Blease to Sheriff Martin and
Chief Constable Stothart, that he intends
to have everything very, very;
dry ^t the Isle of Palms by the time |
that the editors march upon it for
a summer resort. It will no doubt be
well if the Governor can succeed in ;
his effort? tc enforce prohibition at |
the Isle of Palms.
We think that Governor Blease is j
collect in his letter to President Wil- j
son. We have often wondered why \
the United States government would
continue to issue licenses to indivi- i
duals or social clubs to sell liquor in j
territory where its sale is prohibited
by State law. If the law requires:
licenses to be issued, the suggestion
of Governor Blease, that congress
amend the law, is a good one. It
would seem from the passage by
congress of the Webb law that it was
the intention of congress to have the
laws of congress as to the sale of liquors
conform to State statutes.
There is not much use of the Webb
law if the United States government
is going to continue to issue licenses j
to sell whiskey in prohibition tarri- \
Gov. Blease is eminently correct in,
his order to see to it that the Sabbath
day is observed and not opsnly dese- 1
crated as seems to be the case at the
Isle of Palms.
FACTS ABOUT DEAD STARS.
There are Ten Thousand Million of
These Heavenly Bodies Chasing
About in Space.
Perhaps it has never occurred to!
many people that there are such1
bodies as dark stars; but so great an 1
authority as Sir Robert Ball has said !
that the dark stars are to the bright j
for numbers as the cold horseshoes in j
existence are to the red-hot ones. In
these days of motor vehicles it is
evident that horseshoes are much
less numerous than they were; but
doubtless the proportion of cold ones
fhnap at anv pivpti -mDment red un
on the blacksmith's anvil remains as
it always was. For every such hot
one there must be many hundreds of
cold ones, so that if the simile is
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sound, the heavens must contain an
incredible number of these derelics
on the ocean of space, which, having
lived their life, have grown old and j
dead, but are still racing about at;
star-speed until m their wanderings |
they meet some other heavenly bodies j
in terrific collision.
Such gigantic catastrophe as . the!
clash of two suns each perhaps millions
of miles in diameter, rushing at
each other at tfye rate of twenty or 1
thirty or even more miles per second, J
would result, so the mathematicians |
tell us, in a world-splitting explosion j
exactly as if each were composed of
billions of billions of tons of gunpow- :
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nothing is left hut gas and smoke, so j
in the clash of stars nothing would bej
left of the two great solid "bodies which :
had collided, but an immense whirling
mass of incandescent gas called a nebula.
of which, as most people know,
th-ere are quite a number dotted over
the heavens, his maelstrom of gas
would sail about among the stars for
ages, in the course of which it would
naturally cool down and condense into
a star-system much like our own, with
probably a central sun, planed and
Some of these would sooner or later
arrive at a condition of temperature
suitable for the support of life, and as
the centuries passed would become
peopled '.vith sentimental beings. Gradually
they would grow too cold for life
to exist, and finally become frigid, cold
dark, stars once more. The number of
stars visible to tfte naKea eye is oniy
a few thousands. With the best telescopic
and other instruments it. is
calculated we can detect about s. hundred
millions?not a large number
(there are fifteen times as many people
as that living on this globe); but
judging by Sir Robert Ball's horse- |
shoe simile, and reckoning only one '
i hundred dark ones to every bright |
I ~ ~ fair/} if fh 9 f fn oro mil cf I
i U11C, YVC III a J LO.XVV, waaui, v,
be at least ten thousand million dark
starts chasing about in space, most
o! which we have never seen and probably
never will see.
I say most of which, for perhaps it
may come as a surprise to some that
the earth we live on is a dark star; so
i are all the other planets and planetm'dc
r\f nnr cr>lar svs+pm. whifth With
their moons, of which bodies, shining
only by the reflected light of the sun,
there are at least 600 known to astronemers.
Xor must we forget to mention
those bodies called shooting stars
which may be seen almost any clear
night if patiently watched for. These,
though they look like stars, are hardly
as every ones knows, to be dignified by
that name, being mostly but very
small masses of matter flying about in
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space. iney artj inline cuju emu ucj,jl?.
until they enter our atmosphere, which
they do at such speed as raises them
at once to a white heat by friction of |
their passage through it, and thus they ;
are revealed to us. For every one we j
see there must be many thousands j
whose paths miss us entirely, ships i
tnat pass us in me mgm, suwiuy mm j
unknown. These too, we must class ;
as dark stars, though very humble r
ones. All these are cold and dead com-i
pared with our sun or any of the
stars we see. From the nearest they
would be quite invisible; and, vice
versa, we cannot <ree the planets
which revolve around the stars, if j
such there be, as is likely enough;
for it is hardly to be supposed that,
our sun alone, among a hundred mil- ^
lion others, possesses such attendants.
But we have one or two other rea- ;
sons for thinking that there are dark I
stars much larger than any of these. I
Here and there are bright ones, which
are fouDd to vary in magnitude at regular
intervals. One, 41gol in Perseus,
not far from Cassiopeia, varies every
three days from a star of the second
moomitn^o nnp nf thp third, and '
iixa^uxbuu^ wv v?v w A. v?w ,
gives .us only one-third as much light1
at its dullest as it does at its bright- 1
est. It seems probable that Algol is '
really two stars revolving about each :
other much as the two ends of a dumb- ;
bell would revolve were it set spin- 1
ning. One of these is supposed to be |
dark and cold, or comparatively so, '
and the other bright: it is easy to see
how at each revolution the dark one |
might come between us and its bright-'
er companion, and cut off part of the
light, thus causing the changes we see.
About thirty of these variables have
been discovered. It seems a small
nilmber, but it is plain enough that for
one of such a pair to eclipse the other '
its path would have to lie exactly between
us and its partner. Probably
there are many whoe paths do not
fulfill this condition, and therefore
cause 110 variation or ngut vjumms ?.u
us. Others are doubtless flying about
the heavens on haphazard paths, and
it is conceivable that one might come
along and collide witk us or our sun.
The result of such a collision would
undoubtedly be the end of this earth
and its inhabitants.
If this intruder were of any respectable
size, a collision with any of the
larger members of the solor system
would produce sach a conflagration as
would raise the temperature of all the
rest above the point at which life as
we know it could exist. "The earth
and all the inhabitants thereof would
be burnt up, and the elements would
be burnt up, aud the elements would
melt with their fervent h<at." Even
if such a star did not collide, but
merely passed through our system, the
effect of its attraction -would altogether
upset present conditions, and almost
certainly bring about thec-essation
of life on the earth.
Neither can we encourage ourselves
with the hope that the co lision would
l>e too sudden for us to know much
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emers would see the star directly it
got near enough for the sun to light
it up, probably fifteen or twenty years
before it arrived, according to its size
and speed They would b<? able to calculate
its path and torelell to a few
minutes the precise momont of the catnstrrmhp
and we would have the add
ed horror of the anticipation of our
slowly advancing doom. Indeed, the
passage of even a small star quite out-'
side our system by many millions of
miles would still have a sufficiently
disturbing effect on us to draw us out
cf our path and alter entirely our climate
The organic life of our globe requires
for its continuance a temperature
range of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit,
an exceedingly narrow one
when we consider the possible range
of judging by appearances. This will
nothing can live and grow, and it is
one of the marvels of creation that the
eartii has for many millions of years
maintained an average temperature
over some part of its surface within
this limit, and goes far to prove the
existence of a mighty Mind at the back
of it all who planned it with infinite
skill and foresight for the very purpose
of evolving the human race as
we know it. And who shall say to
what heights of intellectual and moral
perfection man is desired to climb?
It may be that the end of all things
is at hand, and thsrt some one of these
dark bodies is even now swinging
along toward us from the depths of
space; but seeing the many millions
of yea^js the solar system has continued
in "splendid isolation," we I
may take courage for the future, and '
believe that the Mind that has by unniionffooiiio
Ici-crc hmnerht. man to "his
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present state will carry him on to
such .perfection as he may be capable :
of judging by appearances this will J
take many aeons yet, so let us sleep
peacefully in our beds for the present.?Chamber's
A Pattern to Copy. J
"Oh, Xorah! " exclaimed Mrs Stew-j
art, "'what shall I do? I have just j
broken my little hand mirror. You j
know it is seven years bad luck and
unhappiness 1o break a mirror."
"Ach," sale Aoran, cneenuny, ;
"don't be- afther frettin' about it. i
mum. Why, jest look at me. Oi ain't
a 'frettin' and i've jest broke the pier
glass in the parlor."?Philadelphia
approve, tacitly or eloquently. "We :
were brought up, and we have since I
schooled ourselves, to be in every respect
at odds with tHeir abnormal and
There is no danger of overpreaching
the beauty or loierance, auu 01 me
lenient endurance of another's infirmity,
in view of our own manifold
frailties and shortcomings. Sentence
ought not to be pronounced till all
The facts are in hand and the evidence
has been duly pronounced. If we know
all, perchance a light would shine. We
should then iearn the extent of our
grievous misrepresentations and be
willing to retract it. We should regret
our hasty induction from insufficient'
premises. - We should see how
great fire a little mattey had kindled;
a cigarette smoker in the Adiron
dacks throws a tiny spark into the j
underbrush, and the loss may reach i
thousands of dollars. So a small, con- j
temptible rumor tending to uglify j
another character gets started in a :
dubious whisper and winds up in a ,
shout of defamation with innumerable
ringing echoes in its train.
The people who repeat kind, favorable
things they hear?or who give'
voice to the generous and charitable
things they think?are among the
best and "the angels are on their
side.y They are ever more ready to
commend than to condemn, and they
make due allowance for errorful mortality.
"Judge not, that ye be not
judged"?there is no wiser saying. The
habit of censure grows apace. We be
gin by criticising what glaringly requires
amendment, and not satisfied
with that we begin to pick flawa in
every part of our environment. A
mere view c?.n stand it?the impersonal
part of a sordid neighborhood passively
endurfes it?but sensible people
are sometimes bruised beyond
healing. You can go out at your
door and replace a picket in your
fence, or a cracked paving-stone in
the sidewalk ; or if you can achieve a
miracle of landscape gardening |
around you. and remold the face of j
the earth, to suit your pleasure. But
in the attempt to make over the people
at your elbow you will?needlessly |
?incur resentment if you do hot go
about it indirectly, hid^denly, cautiously.
You may not fly right at them
straight according to your thinking, j
They do not acknowledge that you j
have any supernatural * credentials
empowering you to amend their mode
of conducting .their lives. You look I
to them exceedingly human. You
stand no higher against the doorpost
than they do. You seem of the earth
just as they. In fact, even in the
case of the most successful people
-that we know, we take an unaccountable
delight in finding that they do
not loom upon the landscape a whit
above ourselves. That man who has
amassed colossal wealth is not nine
or even seven, feet high. That great
orator likes for dinner what we are
accustomed to eat. This author whose
works have gone into eleven foreign
tongues, that vastly popular portrait- j
painter, is afflicted vith. dyspepsia of
' thes ame afflicted with dyspepsia of
! the same variety as the besetting
complaint of some less gifted human j
being. The range between rnediocri1
ty and genius, between badness and
| goodness, between lowest and high
I est, is startingly brief. The best of
I men know how he has it in his ! 2art
J to become the worst. And therefore
, in his mind he find? room first of all
I for the virtue of charity that "suffered
long and is kind."
The more we knew, the less in-?J
-l_ e.?n 4.^ ?A
Clllieu are we tu imu iauii auu lu cluminister
rebuke. The ignorant and
the shortsighted ars ever the unsympathetic.?Philadelphia
The Hard Row.
Apropos of a very r'%h woman's
marriage to a man much younger than
herself,' Mayor Thompson said at a
dinner in tjnauanooga: I
| "Rich old women who marry hand- i
some boys have a hard row to hoe. I
know of such an old woman. She said
i tenderly one day 'to her youthful
" 'What would you do, darling, if I
I should die and leave you?'
j "The young man, yawning behind
his gold-tipped cigarette, said languidly:
| "'Die and leave how much?'" !
Of the Condition of The Farmers :ind j
- Merchants Bank, Located at Lit- \
tie Mountain, S. at the Close of j
Business June 4, 1913.
Loans and discounts $ 74.979.95 |
Overdrafts ... 204.32 j
Bonds and stocks owned by j
the bank 5,800.00 j
Furniture and fixtures .... 1,581.11|
Banking house 1,506.93 j
Other real estate owned ... 300.00 !
Due from banks and bankers
Currency 367.00 j.
Gold 50.00 j
Silver and other minor coin 146.66 !
Checks and cash items . .. 166.19 1.
Total $ 88,940.86 f
Capital stock paid in $ 20,000.00
Surplus fund 5,300.00
Undivided profits less current
expenses and 'taxes
Individual denosits subiect
to check 24,504.90 '
Time certificates of deposit 12,471.25
Cashier's checks 486.58
Bills payable, including certificates
for money borrowed
Total $ 88,940.86
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry, ss. I
Before me came W. A Counts, cash- :
ier of the above named bank, who, |
being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true condition
of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
W. A. Counts.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 12th day of 'June, 1913.
J. B. Lathan,
J. M. Sease,
J. B. Derrick,
Geo. B. Cromer,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY,
Court of Common Pleas.
J&raes N. McCaughrin, Plaintiff,
James M. Ward, Henry S. Chapman,
Adeline Silvery and W. A. Speer,
as executors jot the last will and
testament of John Silvey, deceased;
W. A. Speer, A. C. McHan, R. K.
Rambo and W. T. McCullough, as
partners doing business under the!
firm name and stylfe of John Silvey
& Company, Defendants.
By order of the court herein I will
sell to ithe highest bidder before the j
court house of Newberry, S. C., on
Monday, July 7, 1913, the same being;
salesday, within pie legal hours of j
sale, the following described lots of j
land, as a whole, to wit: All those;!
ten lots, pieces or parcels of land be- ;
lng situate in the Town of Newberry,
county and State aforesaid, being
lots Nos. 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76, front- j
ing on Kinard street, and lots Nos. j
87, 88, 89, 90 and 91, fronting on Hunt I
street, in Block C, as shown by plat'
made by F. W. Higgins, surveyor, and |
recorded in the clerk's office for Newberry
county, in Plat Book D, at j
pages 210 and 211, each of said lots i
having a frontage of fifty leet ana
running back same width two hundred j
and fifty feet.
Terms of sale: cash.
H. H. RikarS,
Xewberry, S. C., June 12, 1913. 1
is the great*
time helps t
and biscuit I
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alum and a
The Old Joke About "Something Just
As Good," Doesn't Apply to This
You have probably heard dozens of
times theNold story that a drug store
was a place to "get something just as
crr\/^ri " Tlioro 7 c of loact nn^ dm?
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gist in the world that you can't say
It is certain that an inferior article
will never be substituted for a guaranteed
one by Mayes' Drug Store.
Take for instance a safe, reliable
remedy for constipation and liver
trouble like Dodson's' Liver Tone.
This harmless vegetable liquid has
proved so satisfactory a liver stimulant
and reliever of biliousness, and
to entirely take the place of calomel j
without any danger or restriction of
habits or diet, Ihat there are dozens |
of preparations springing up with,
imitations of its claims.
But Dodson's Liver Tone is guaranteed
to do all that is claimed for
it, and if you are no*, satisfied with it,
Mayes' Drug Store will hand your
money hack with a smile. Any person
going to this store for a bottle
of Dodson's Liver Tone will he sure
'jf getting a large hotttle of this genuine
remedy in exchange for his half
This Comb is
No Comb yet ma<
one in durability.
'The longer the
better it become
from other matei
out until they b
they will break w
comb the Kair.
These Combs, <
absorb moisture a
Dliable and full c
ber, when you I
you help in inci
sumption of cotto
"Better Goods al
The HOUSE of
jst of modem0
1 pleasant and
It renders the
digestible and j
it safe from j
u r Efflw.. "ij^g rrjTfftflNMV iAm i t*J[lTOifHfll WBWBQMimyHnBF
"I'm just as mad as I can be. ,
An angry farmer said.
"Those strawberries of mine
Desire a folding bed!
"And my potatoes have declined
To ripen underground,
Unless, to keep dust from their eyes.
Smoked goggles I have found!
KNOW IT 1YELL. J
Familiar Features' Well Known to
Hundreds of Newberry Citizens.
A ianMiiar Duraeu m mairy uum^o.
Th-e burden of a "bad back."
A lame, a weak or an achimg back
Often tells you of kidney ills.
Doan's Kidney Pills are for weak
Here is Newberry testimony:
J. M. Langford, 43 Mollohon Mill,
Newberry, S. C., says: "I have had I
good results from Doan's Kidney Pills
ai d will recommend them to anyone.
One of my family had backache and
kidney trouble. A physician had failed
to bring relief. One or two boxes- '
of Doan's Kidney Pills, procured at
Pelham & Son's Drug Store, cured
him." \ '
For sale by all dealers. Price
cents/ FosteiVWilburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other.
B ' v
made of Cotton.
de can equal this
Comb is used the
s. tomus mauc
ials keep drying
ecome so brittle
hen used only to
)n the contrary,
nd always remain
>f life. Remem>uy
reasing the conn.
: Same Money."