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The Herald and News
Entered at the Postoffice
flurry, S. C., as 2?<i class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, June 24, 1913.
The letter of Gov. Blease to Gen. B.
H. Teague, anent the paying of the
railroad fare of the (Confederate veterans
to the Gettysburg reunion, is
along tlhe line we suggested the other
day, that if the State started out with
the -pretense of paying the railroad
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fare of all who were m me uaiuc,
why then she should pay all of them.
The appropriation, it seems, is not
more ihan one-third of wthat it will
cost. The suggestion of Gov. Blease
that he and Gen Teague sign a joint
note and borrow the money and ask
the legislature to provide for it, is the
sensible thing to do. While it is very
nice of the State newspaper, as we
'have before remarked, to undertake
to raise the money by private sub
scription, i: is not right to call on a
few people who are a little patriotic,
to pay this expense. It se?ms to us
tbat Gen. Teague did the right thing
in taking jap the applications in the
order in which they were received and
giving each veteran the full amount
provided by law, so long as the fund
last-d. Let the State pay the deficiency.
Refund the money to those who
have paid their subscriptions. We
want to see all the survivors of the
tattle attend the reunion, but we want
to see the Stats do what she started
out to do and not make merely a pretense
We are very mucli surprised at the
following which we found in anoth-1
er paper credited to the Orangeburg
Times and Democrat: "Some of the
few boozers in the State Press association
are supporters of Governor
Blease. No doubt the constables will
overlook them, as they are friends of
Tlhis is unkind and unfair. We are
surprised that it should have appear
ea in tne nmes ana .Democrat. _\oi
many of the -editors are booze artists
to any extent, but it Brother Sims will"
just put his memory to work and desires
to make comparisons we think
he will find that about as large a proportion
of the opponents as those who
favor Gov. Blease are booze artists
at press gatherings. There are very
few -wlho indulge sufficiently at any
time to make any great noise about
it. Our advice to the brethren is to
keep cool and not get excited and to
pack their grips before they leave
One farmer came to us the otljer
day and endorsed the suggestion of
The Herald and News for Mr. C.i.E.
Summer to organize the automobile
association and then let certain sections
of the roads to the farmers who
live along the road, and tfcis farmer
said he would be willing to keep his
mile in good repair. Of course the
permission of the supervisor would
have to be obtained. It is easy to
have the thirty miles of good road if
the people will just cooperate Then
we can get some more. Some one
must take hold of the movement and
organize and direct the forces. Now
is the time for action. We will publish
the call for you, Mr. Summer. Get
busy. Xo telling how much good you
There is some complaint that the
supervisor after requiring all the
road hands to pay off is not putting
the money back on the road to which
the hands belonged. The law, as we
understand it, requires that tlhis be
The mile of government road is in
worse condition than it has been since
it was built. All for lack of a little
attention. And the absence of the
split log drag.
The city of Columbia has installed
a system of children's playgrounds in
connection with the schools and it is
the right thing to do. Newberry could
(have an ideal park at a minimum of
mon-y and labor expenditure if we
! could only wake our people up to the
importance of such a thing and could
; get some one of the leading business
j men to take the lead in the develop
ment. So far as we have been able
to observe there is no sort of playground
or park in connection with our
The old court house and grounds
are being put in fine condition. This
Keep up the good work on the
streets in the shape of underground
drains, paved sidewalks and permanent
streets. It is economy to build
The Press association meets in
Charleston this week.
We have been notified that one of
the constables has been selected to
keep his eye on the editor of The
Herald and News while in Charleston.
We have no objection to that. WTe
Ti7?n tmi+ rVicit /vinctuhlo nn nntir^ nnw
>t U1 put LUUt V/VfcV iv N/AA W.v V .. v .?
tihai if there is any good cold beer
around Charleston and we feel like
taking a glass and have the price we
will most likely take it. We do not
care for anything strong-er.
The State newspaper deserves com ?
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menaauon ox an iigm. miunuig people
for its efforts to raise by private
subscription the balance necessary to
carry out the suggestion of the legislature
as to paying the expenses oi
Confederate veterans to Gettysburg.
Of course, the legislature nor anyone
else could know in advance how
many veterans would take advantage
of this trip. The legislature no doubt
'intended to pay the expenses of all
who would go, but made the mistake
of limiting the amount to one thousand
According to the State newspaper
on Monday only about $600 had been
subscribed, and the deficit is about
$2400. The proper way to do this, as
we have heretofore suggested, is to
adopt the plan contained in Governor
Blease's letter to General Teague. We
are satisfied the money could be obtained
in that way and that the legislature
at its next session would appropriate
the amount to refund it.
If this is done, the amounts sent by
private subscriptions should be returned
to the subscribers.
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$> THE IDLJilU 4
Dear The Idler: I notice that you
commend and give credit to the city
council and particularly to the alderman
from Ward 3 for the improvement
to Friend street and speak of
the work being carried on to the depot.
All of which is very nice and
all of which I most heartily approve,
but I believe in giving honor to whom
honor is due, and you should remember
that the greater part of the street
that is being paved is in Ward 4 and
the alderman from that ward should
have some recognition in this most
important worK. Don't you think so?
Suppose we encourage all of them so
that we may get more of the good
work done. Praise 'em when they deserve
it and cuss 'em when they need
it. Let the good work go on.
Yours for the cause,
"Ward 4 Resident.
Now, what do you think of thai.?
Here I am trying as best I know how
to suggest what is for the good of
the town and some one coming, along
to find fault. How could I know
where the boundaries and divisions of
tho waH? arp T don't believe I nould
tell you off-hand who the aldermen of
the town are. There is nothing personal
in anything I write or any suggestion
I make. What I want is to see
results. I don't care whether the person
happens to "be Sam Jones or Bill
Smith. Still I am perfectly willing to
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person, 'men ws win nave a xowu.
I have done a lot for this town. I
don't get any credit for it. I don't
care. Some day when my eld body is
give tne aiaerman iroin v^ctiu * ticuu
for anything he may do in the way of
permanent improvement of the town.
But I will be frank to say that I am
entirely too old and too much out of
dale to keep up with individuals.
What I want to see is every man, woman
and child in the town working
for the betterment of the town as one
laid b neath tie sod they will build
a monument to me and my work. Of
course, it will do me no good, but that
is the way of the world. Progressive
persons and those who have some initiative
and do construc'ive work
fnr it until it is too
late to do th-m any good.
This reminds me of the present
county superintendent of education
for N-ewberry county. You can hear
on all sides something nice said about
the fine work he has done and is doing
for the country schools of the
county. I have heard some go so far
as to say he has done more for the ,
schools than any the county has ever
had. From the State superintendent
on down to the little fellow who didn't
v*im Viopqiicp fnrsnnth Tie had
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some little unfounded prejudice
against him are saying nice things.!
Wonder it don't turn his head. But
i: all reminds me of putting flowers
on one's grave. I don't know how it
strikes him. I have about come to
the conclusion, from observation, that
| any man who has any opinion of his
own or who ever does anything and
^ especially has the courage to say
what he thinks has no business runj
ning for any ofiice. The people won't
elect him. They don't want that kind,
j Of course there are notable exceptions,
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Dili iiiey umj' ?u.v.
I was reading the other day in a
book something about the heartlessness
of corporations and so on
and this observation was made
by the writer: "They never do
anything honest. From the stock'
jobbing owners down to the
' nickel-filching conductors they steal
(I?st=al?steal. What did it matter?
An ant pilfering from another ant and
a sparrow stealing the crumb found
I by another sparrow?a man rooDing
another man?all part of the univer;
, sal scheme. Only a narrow-minded ig- i
' noramus would get himself wrought
, up over it; a philosopher would laugh
?and rake what he needed and happened
to fancy." Now, I don't know
so much a'oout this. That may be j
true up in New York, but not down
. here in Newberry, South Carolina. j>
> Rnmp nermle do do something honest
1 now and again but the pity is that!
; more of them do not. And there are j
lots of ways of being dishonest be- j
sides stealing th.e dollar. In fact I j
1 think sometimes that the stealing of j
a doLar is the least criminal of the !
many things that we take fi*om oth-!
ers. Did'nt some old fellow way
back yonder in the good old days
write something about i;he man who
j steals my purse steals trash, but he
; who filches from me my good name
> t , ?' -1- ~ "him
steals mat which ueimci cunwi^a ,
;but makes me poor indeed. And that's
: where the trouble lies. When we get
jtoo much wrought up over accumulating
the dollar we forget almost
' everything else and in order to secure
: | it we will do almost anything. I think
the great trouble of this age is its su'
And that reminds me of another
! paragraph I read in a book the other
rtov?von see. I am getting to be a
:reader of books?and this paragraph j
| contains a great deal of truth and a
great lesson. I hope you will note
' every word of it carefully. * "The rea- ,
son most of us are so uncomfortable?
downright unhappy most of the time 1
j ?is that we never take our thoughts
joff our precious fascinating selves.
The result is that some day we find
Ithat the liking?and friendship?and
linvo?nf around ns has limits?! <
and we are left severely alone. Of ,
course, if one has a great deal of (
money, one can buy excellent imita- .
tions of liking and friendship and even j
love?I ought to say, especially love?" j
It will all be imitation if we buy it ,
with money. If you don't believe it j
just observe an example of such pur- ]
chase where the money gives out, be- j
| cause when it is the bought article j
you have got to keep on ouying every j
day and every hour.
What do you think about this:
"Don't bother about the mistakes of I
yesterday. Remember them?yes. If c
one has a good memory, to forget is s
impossible?not to say unwise. But
there ought to be more heat or sting r
in the memory of past mistakes than It
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! in the memory of last year s mosquuo i \
And the conclusion of the whole r
matter is: "And the first thing you've
got to get rid of is the part of your u
vanity that prevents you from grow- c
ing. Vanity of "belief in one's possi- s
bilities is fine. No one gets anywhere e
without it. But vanity of beli-ef in'a
one's present perfection?no one hut! c
a god could afford that luxury." !y
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Now, I have preached you a pretty
good sermon. Don't you think so. ; n
! Then, say so. As a town let us get t]
fessor stopped a
display of CANS
"We eat what
It was up to a
this season and t
surplus ought to
r i. il c.
lume 10 us 11
With every $1
the Pony Contes
To every child
who comes into
father, mother o
10 and 1 o'clock
4 o'clock, we wil
There is no obligation
velope containing sugge:
Remember, you do no
only condition is that yc
Tickets will be given I
rid of our vanity of belief in our pres- ,
ent perfection. And encourage our
vanity of belief in our possibilities. !
Then things will hum.
George Fitch says: "Sensitive men
are greatly to be pftted, but what
most of them need is a good, earnest
kick. They are generally sensitive
because they are too passionately devoted
to themselves. When you hurt
a sensitive man you hurt the dearest
thing on earth to him and the thing
for which he has the greatest consideration."
And that is very nearly correct.
The man who is always looking out
ror a sngnt, nnas line most oi uiem.
But listen. (Mr. Fitch continues:
"The sensitive man not only suffers
frightfully from words, but neglect
is fatal to him. The lily of the garden
does not fade without water as |
quickly as the sensitive man without
attention. The world is full of timid,
grief-stricken men who art hunting
obscure and close-fitting holes in
(vhich to die because tihey have been
left off the reception committees or
lave been passed over in the newspapers
or have been given a careless
:iod instead of a handshake by some
Big Chief Understood.
A Kansas City Minister, visiting an
ndian reservation in Idaho, inquired
>f a government agent where the mis- j
;ionary could be iouna.
"The chief can probably tell you,"
eplied the agent, pointing out his
ent. "Clasp your hands, look heavenward
and ask, 'Jesus man?' He will
maerstand you, doubtless
The reverend geDtJeman did as died1
"I presume you are seeking the
nissio: Kiy " replied rh3 Ijdlan iu ei:ellent
English. "Please be seated
t?<11 Vio in Mrpcpntlv Tf \rOil will
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ixcuse me I will go down to the
.gency and lambast into unconscimsness
that fool clerk who directed
ou here."?Kansas City Times.
Watch what th'e Newberry fire-\
len are going to do in Abbeville
rnoon a dignifiedec
it our window, and
i and FRUIT JARS
we can, and what w
uybianuci iu icma
5 a surplus of vegeta
he cost of CANS is s
be saved for future
?r i our tans an
: as Low as You (
.00 purchase we gh
between 3 and 1,
our store, accompa
i g ULC41 UlUilj VIA V V VVt
and on Saturday I:
1 give 100 votes abs
to buy a thing. Each child
stions as to HOW TO GET ?
t have to buy a single thing t
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>ur lamer, iiiumer urguaruioj
;o only one child to the famib
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1 will make s
I must sell
and ends sh
room for my:
Do not fail
lui c jri/u wuj
See my Bai
and watch mi
UCILCI uuuuo ai
rh. HOUSE o'
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a College froI
e can't we can.''
bles or fruit at
>u Milan uiai uic
d Jars of All
'an Buy Them
re 100 votes in
2 years of age
mied by either
>etween 12 and olutely
[ will be given an enrORR
o get these votes. The
n come with you.
j. ALL COME.
iiqua Week T
some very ats
off my odds
>ck to make
to see me be
gain Counter |
: Same Money."
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