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VOLUME LI., NUMBER S?. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31. 11)13. TWICE A WEEK. #!.*? \ > h
THE IDLEK. <*
I have not written anything for a
long time now, but I am tempted once
more to appeal to the god of letters
r nnri to trv mv hand out once again. I
V -- _
b;came so thoroughly disgusted with
my efforts?ino, not tuat?that is not
what I mean?but 1 was so thoroughly
disgusted, not with my efforts, because,
if 1 do say it, my efforts were all right,
but there was disgust somewhere. I
reckon that is th. word I want :o use.
Any way it is all right or it wouldn't
be. 1 am tempted to write, because
I am so amused a* Uie feeble effort
of the editor of The Herald and News
to set th: people of Newberry to do
something. No, that is not the way I
want to put it either, because the effort
of the editor is all right. It is
not that. I reckon you know what
I am trying to say. What I am trying
to say is, that I am amused that a
man who has been in Newberry as
many years as the editor of The Herald
and News has, would make any sort
of effort to get even thirteen men of
this town together and try to get them
rn -work for the sreneral welfare. And
then, I am amused that he should try'
to get them to see that the condi-"
tion of Rosemont cemetery is a dis-'
grace to the Christian citizenship of
this community, if lie succeeds in
either one of these callings, though
they are worthy the most patriotic
N efforts, then I am going to put in a
hurry call for a flying machine and
try to make my way to the world
celestial, for I will be sure that ihe
millennium is nsar at hand and that
soon Gabriel will toot his horn and the
i.t~ ?:n ~ i;1t~ ~
earui win uc JVIICU uy a atiyu.
And time will be no more, yea. no
Now some of these old moss backs
who hav.e nothing to do but stand
around and find fault and knock and
criticize their neighbors?that is, if
rhev have any neighbors in the true
sense of neighbor?are going to De
, ready to say that I am knocking. Not
so, I am only speaking a plain truth
and I am saying it right out and not
whispering it and shrugging my shoulders
and saying bah and all that sort
of innuendo. They will come along
and say with an awful look and wink
and ohrnft- uOh T qm sn snrrv fnr that
poor fellow. It is too bad. He has
my sympathy." Aftd then they will proceed
to tell you some awful thing about
him or her that you have never heard
before and there may be no word of
truth in it, yet they sympathize so
with him, and all the time knocking
him for all they are worth. Then
they will tell you to read Pollyanna.
So you can be glad, I reckon, that some
poor fellow is in troubl?.
1 have wasted a barrel of ink, wore
out two typewriters and used up a
gross of good ten cent pencils trying
to get these people to do something
fnr tho cron.cral welfare and all to rio
JLVi CUV JjVAl ^ * M A. t wj vkuvt
avail, Now 1 have quit. I don't give
a hurrah whether they get together
or not. In fact, I have about come
to the conclusion that it is better that
every one should stay just as far a
?^ ^ V/> ^nrtnr v? +V> Ar? Af
pari as iitr uan. .uaug* i mtn ui
catching the contagion. What's the
use to fix up the cemetery? The people
we have put there are dead. They
!on't care. W can do them no harm
by letting the driveways wash into
ditches and the weeds may take the
whole place. When we are put there
it won't make any difference to us.
Somebody said once something about
a people without ruins are a people
without memories and a people without
memories are a people devoid cf
those impulses or instincts or something
like that that produce patriotism.
We are going to show our patriotism
by the ruins that surround
the last resting place of our loved ones.
Sp-* So it's all right, and who will
dare to say aught to the cemetery.
Get togetlipr'' No. who cares about
getting together? We have got fourteen
cents cotton and plenty of money j
and we are looking out for no one.
He is the fellow that is interesting
to us. We have a poor conception
sometimes of who our neighbor is,
so wrapt up in our own noble and selfish
selves do we become. Do you re^
member the answer of the Great
Teacher to the question, "Who is my
neighbor?" For fear you may have forgotten
let me give it to you.
"A certain man went down from
Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among
thieves, which stripped him of his
r:>irr>^nt, and wounded him, and departed,
leaving him half dead.
"And by chance there came down
fa certain priest that way; and when j
| h saw him, he passed on the other ,
I "And likewise a Levite, when he was :
j at the place, came and looked on him, J
j and passed by on the other side.
"But a certain Samaritan, as he'
j journeyed, cam: where he was: and
i when he saw him, he had compassion '
j on him,
"And went Io him, and bound up his
; wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and
! set him on his beast, and brought
i him to an inn, and took care of him. j
I "And on the morrow when he depart- '
! ed he took out two pence, and gave 1
thtin to the host, and said unto him,
| Take care of him; and whatsoever
, thou spendest more, when 1 come
! again, I will repay thee. "Which now
| of these three, thinnest tnou, \\u&
neighbor unto him that fell among
Answer that question for yourself.
If you doubt this authority that I have
quoted drop me a note and 1 will tell
! you what book it is in. Too many of
i us are ready and willing to get together
if we can see where we will
be benefited directly, but we don't
want to help our neignoor. mu reaily,
Mr. Editor, when you get them,
thirteen men in Newberry who are go'
ing to stand shoulder to shoulder for ,
j the uplift and progress of this eom >
?i? " +r\ ho n arrl
i munity, rno who m v hul u ^
I to utter a knock or say an unkind word
I about their neighbors in any way;
f shape or form, I want you to send
me a photograph of them. I want to
put it in my gallery. Hope you may
succeed. More anon.
, The Idler. I
Church of the Redeemer.
(Rev. Edward Fulenwider, pastor.)
Nothing preventing, me ionowmg
I will be the program of divine services
| at the Lutheran church of the Redeem- j
| er next Sunday.
I 11.15?-The regular morning service.
The pastor will preach the third in the '
series of sp-cial sermons on the gen- :
eral theme?"Some Prevailing Faults i
i ->f the American Home." Tine subject i
I next Sunday will be, "Some rrevanuis
I Faults of Young Women." Christiani- j
j ty has done more for woman than any j
j other creature in the world. It has
| lifted her from the position of slave ,
j to that of queen, and her influence for i
| good or evil is unlimited. As some one !
| has truly said?"One of the most noj
ticeable of the outward signs of Chris'
tV,o liniinr nsnri to
nan civui?cii.iuii to i.u& nunui ? ,
woman. In heathen lands baby girls
are unwelcome, daughters are bartered
away at the earliest possible ag?, :
j.and wives are slaves. With us the
i daughter is regarded as th= flower of
I the family. That she may be well- j
dressed, accomplished and charming
| is the ambition and pride of the en!
tire household. This is as it should be.
I Probably no other one influence makes
so much for unselfishness and family
honor as a chivalric devotion to the
j women of the household.'' But even in
' Christian lands young women are exI
posed to dangers and faults that may
I ruin their influence Some of th^se
along with some splendid virtues will
be mentioned in the sermon. The effort
will not be :o criticise but to help.
; There wiJl be good music.
7.30 p. m.?The e vening worship. The
! pastor will preach 011 the words?"He
maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside tine still
J waters; He r^storeth my soul."
i 10.15 a. m.?The Sunday school |
The public is cordially invited to all
Gaffney Ledger, 28th.
Pathetic in the extreme and at the
same time deeply sympathetic is a
letter which Mrs. D. R. Lavender has
just received from a little girl at j
Newberry. Before his death Mr.
Lavender conducted a motion picture ;
show in Newberry and here is what
one littl lady wrote from there:
"My Dear Mrs. Lavender:
"I am one of the little Newberry '
girls who loved Mr. Lavender, and 1
was so sorry to hear of his death. He '
knew how the children of Xewb rry
appreciated his kindnesses to them.
but I wanted you to Know 11 too. we
will miss his face at tie pic tire show ;
so much! Had I known of his death
in time I would have sent a little
bunch of flowers for his grave. Tell
all your family how much we sympathize
with you and how sad we are I
to think that we will not see our
good friend in Newberry again, but i
we will not forget him.
"Your little friend.
"Abbie M. GaiHurd."
A BRACK OF WOJIO THIEVES.
Deputy Dorroh Brings in the Negresses
With an Auto Full of Goods.
Deputy Sheriff Wm. M. Dorroh go.
on the track of some thefts and proceeded
immediately to run tli m down,
so on Tuesday afternoon he went to
the Billy Hair's place abou. four miles
from town on the edg of Xo. 6 township
and after finding some stolen
prop rty arrested one Ann Henderson,
who had been working in the city for
a month or so, lately at Mr. Taz
Senn's. Gatht.ing in the stolen articles,
filling the automobile with a
large quantity of clothing, bed quilts
etc., and bringing the woman with
them h' came on to town. His prisoner
implicated another woman, a
Mat Counts, who was Mr. Henry
West's cook. The deputy arrested
her, as she had a good many similar
articles. Altogether they made
a pile. It seems tha- most of the things
had been stolen from Mr. .Jno. R.
Scurry's cook, when this cook was
away last Sunday mgni a weeK ago,
while it was raining.
Teachers and People or the County to
Making a special effort to talk to
Xewberry county people, Miss Hite,
president of the State Rural School
Improvement association, will speak
a: ten-thirty Saturday morning in
Xewberry High School. Mr. Holloway's
messag , Miss Hite's pleasing
address, Miss Kibler's excellent
music and Mr. Brown's announceme'.i:?
are well worth hearing. We
earnestly hope the teachers and pat
rons will make as much effort as
Miss Hite and attend.
Newberry Was Easy Winner.
Columbia Record, 29th.
Playing new football from beginning
to end, Newberry defeated the Presbyterian
ccrileg of South Carolina M*
the decisive score of 51 to 0. The
boys from Clinton were outclassed
from the beginning and it was evident
a few minutes after the kick-off
that they had no chance of victory.
TVv^qv'c crcjmo hpfine fnnth?ll histnrv
.1 VUUJ U J-5U iii v V - w v ?- ^
between the two institutions and a
large 1 is chalked against the name
of Newberry. The representatives of
the Luth ran institution played at all
time's a superior article of football
and by their exhibition today broke
into th class of South Carolina's big
three?Carolina, Clemson and Citadel.
Newberry Club Met.
Columbia Record, 29th.
The Newberry Coll ge Alumni association
of Columbia gave an enthusiastic
reception to the members and
visitors last night in the dining rooms
of the Imperial hotel. F. W. Capplemann
of Columbia presided with grace
and introduced the following speakers:
Prof. G. P. Voigt, T. B. Graham,
R. L. Thomas, coach of the Newberry
college football team, Rev. J. H. Wil
son, D. D., Rev. H. A. McCullough,
president of the local association, Dr.
C. L. Kibler, Prof. S. J. Derrick and
J. Henry Harms, D. D., president
of Xewberry college. The spirit oi'
Hospitality ana reuowsmp inaiKeu nm
meeting and the revival of interest in
the welfare of the college was in evidence.
The music was furnished by the
Xewberry concert band from the veranda.
of the hotel. The students gave
a seri-.s of rousing cheers for Newm
y and .lie evening's festivities
came to an end. The occasion was a
decided success, as there were present
about 60 m mbers of the association.
The Newberry and Clinton college
teams arrived on the same train this
morning, reaching the city during rhc
early hours of the day. The teams
were received wiui eveij' uiauuc^Lation
of cordiality and enthusiasm by
the respective supporters. The New- !
berry team was cxpeced last night,
but at a late hour plans were j
-l ,1 TVin V. lfhorrv cniiarl wa Q
eilclllgCU. l UC * > ^ wv.1 A. J ?.***,
taken in automobiles to the Y. M. C. j
A., where the garb of battle was j
donned by the members of the eleven, j
The fooiball players w re given a
ride about the city in automobiles and |
a number of places of interest were !
pointed out to these whose knowledge !
of the capital city was meag r. '
The moleskin warriors attracted
considerable atention while 011 the
streets, as dressed in their padded armor
they appeared grim and d ter.nined.
The Williamson Co.
Attention is called to the advertise- .
ment in this issue of the Williamson
Co. Their display of silverware and !
' :t iliiss is attracting much attcn- 1
I QI'AIL SEASON WILL OPEN
| ON THE loTH NEXT MONTH
.Many Kestri<*tions Ami Regulations
Placed Upon Sport ot Hunting.
Huntsmen throughout South Caro!
lina ;-re looking forward to the loth
'of the coming month, with considerable
!*:? asi:iThis is the dat up'
or wnich the s?:c\con opens, accordi
11to ti.State law, for hunting of
the popular partridge, or as the
Suite s'.iiutef i-eem to prefer :o call
the bir 1 the quail.
1 There are n an> restrictions and
: regulations p'aced upon the spori 1
of hunting, a'-/, all who are not familiar
with these provisions of the
! State ?aw, v:q advised to get a copy
| <?f tiic code of h.ws and learn wha:
th y can and cannot <io?otherwise '
. they may fall unawares into the
cln-.ciies cf the game wardens, and
De namea ueiore a magisiraie.
i The open season on deer, in this
State begins on September 1, and continues
until .January 1. On partridge
and wild turkey, the open season commences
on November 15, and continues
until March 15th. The open
spasnn fnr rinvps is now nn bavin or
commenced on August 15. it will last
until March 1. although th^re is a
provision of the statutes which makes
it unlawful for any person to cast
abroad on any field or other land grain
or other food, as bait for doves, for
the purpose of hunting doves between
March 15 and December 1. Hence th^
open season for baiting for doves
j does not take effect until December 1, (
For woodcock, the open season commences
September 1, continuing until
.January 15; for willett, November
1 to March 1, for woodducks, September
1 to March 1, for grackle, October
1 to March 1. Violations of the
close season are punishable by a fine
of $10 for each bird killed. t
lAmong some of th? important provisions
of the hunting laws, according
to the code of 1912, no person
is allowed to kill more than twenty-five
partridges, twenty-five doves,
nr two wild hirfcpvs during anv nno
day of any one season. No person
is allowed to hunt on th? lands of
another without the owner's consent
and it is unlawful for persons to
hunt with fire in the nisht. tim-P. Tt
is also unlawful for any person to
trap partridges except on his own
lands only by the special permission
of the owners of other lands.
Cleinson Agricultural College.
' Clemson college electrical students
met th first part of this week and organized
a branch of the American Institute
of Electrical Engineers, and the
fnllnwinor nffir-prt; wprp plpftpri to
.. W.vv. w ..w.w
serve during the coining session: Mr.
F. .1. .J-rvey, chairman; Mr. F. H.
McDonald, secretary; Mr. H. H. Robinson,
The purpose of this organization is
to give the electrical students here
a broader view of their profession.
and to keep th~m in touch with thine ;
which are taking place along this particular
Meetings of the society are held once
a month and shbjecrs of technical
nature are discussed at each me ting. 1
j The staff officers of the Clemson :
Agricultural Journal are taking an unusual
interest in the Journal this
. year. Their purpose is to publish in
each issue such information as will be i
'of practical b'-nefit to the farmers
; throughout the State and to malfe the 1
Journal co int for more than ir has
i ever done in the past. The first pub
lication will come out about the latter
part of this month, and every farmer
who wishes to keep in touch with agri- !
cultural chang s throughout the coun- '
try will find the .Journal a big help
All agricultural seniors were granted
permits last Wednesday to attend
Hit annual county fair at Pendleton.
They found the exhibition very inter- '<
esting and beneficial. 1
A good old saint once said. that <
woman was the "organ of the devil," ]
but he didn't mean to say that his (
was an excuse for grinding her.
The printed reports from Washing- ,
ton showing the high cost of living'
only aggrevat' the case. Our own ! <
experience is enough for us. 1
mem an who piajs uic ui um j
makes no noise than anybody else, T
but he doesn't load the band. There .
is a moral to this. j
The combined values of extracts and ;
spices made in Columbia is approxi- j
, jintely $100,000 in the last 12 i
I months. :
DECLINES TO DIS(TSS SITl ATIO>
Declares He Enjoyed Trip Both Ways
?Won't Talk About Mexican Affairs.
Washington, October 2S.?President j
Wilson returned to the capital to- |
night at 10.30 o'clock from Mobile, Ala.,
and motored immediately to the White |
House. He had nothing io say about
On account of the many phases of
the situation that had arisen in his
abs-nce, the president was unwilling
to say until he had conferred with
o her administration officials, what
would be the next step by the United
When asked if the United States
would announce a new course of acHon
to bring peace in Mexico, or allow
the previous repudiation of last
Sunday's election to stand as his fixed
policy he said:
"I am not discussing Mexico at
present with anybody or making any
comments on the situation there."
Delighted with Reception.
The president told his friends that
he rarely had enjoyed a trip so much
as he did his journey to and from Mobile.
He go: such a spontaneous wel
come everywhere en route that tonight
he had a pair of weary hands,
which had been pressed by thousands
during the day as his train sped
through North Carolina and Virginia.
Once the president got off, stretched
his legs and mounted the engine to
see Engineer X. S. Hunter proudly exViiKif
Viio lnrinmntivfi with its iHlriprl
" 'J iVVViMW* ? V/ f! ir*t ?VD pi*^VV4
American eagle on its headlight.
"Climb down backwards," admonished
"1 hate to back out of anything,"
laugh:d the president as iie descended.
------ - nreat
Experience for Culpeper.
The president nad given orders noi
to have t'.ie train make any unnecessary
stops, but it ran slowly through
scores of villages wh:re big crowds
cheered as they got a glimpse of the
executive. The president, however,
requested a stop at Culp per, Va.. the
home of Dr. Gary T. Grayson, U. S. X.,
the pres:dent's physician and constant
companion. Dt. Grayson said a through
train had not stopped there in five
"The whole town will be there."' he
told the pr sident enthusiastically as
he noted that^ 2,211 persons were found
there is the last census. When the
train did stop at Culpeper. there was
only one man at the station, and it
was very dark.
"Do you know any one in the
crowd?" asked the president solemnly.
There From Habit.
"Oh, yes,"' replied the doctor, somewhat
crestfallen, "that's Coonev Hans
- - !
borough?but he meets all trains any- 1
At Charloitesville Va., a big crowd j
of I'niv rsity of Virginia students gave
the president a college yell and invited
him to attend their football game nex: I
At Evington, Va., the president/gave
the feminine contingent a bask t of
flowers. Governor Craig, of North
Carolina, and his staff, paid their respects
at Charlotte, N. C. The' entire i
trip was made on schedule time.
John Barrett, director g-.neral of the '
Pan-American Union, tonight telegraphed
the president that the LatinA.merican
diplomats at the Southern
Commercial congress had been profoundly
impressed by his Mobile' |
speech. Mr. Barrett suggested that the
full text of the address be sent to all
legations and embassies .in central and
Smith America bv the Stat depart
Thomas Dixon's Famous Play.
Thomas Dixon, the famous Southern
Mithor. whose new play "The Leopird's
Spots" adapted from his well j
niown book of that name to be seen j
lere on November 12, occupies a uni- j
1 ue position in American th atricals.
rie is an author, dramatist, stage
lirootnr iinrl mnnilPW
Heretofore he has produced all his
)lays in asoeiation with otner managers,
but this season he .has adopted
i plan whereby he will h reafter prosent
his plays under his sole mana^enent.
Mr. Dixon personally staged hi? new ;
production of "The leopard's Spots,"
f'lit'aiMUrt uic Lunnjfiiiv aiiu uueutiug
ill the business matters himself. Hp
s sending this attraction on a tour
-f the principal cities of the South. In
iddition -he has a company appearing
in his former success, "The Sins of
:!w F-'.iher" in the Xorth and West this
ELECTION IN SiEXICU
IS USTlESS AFFAIR
PROBABLY NO LEGAL CHOICE HAS
Less Than 10,000 of the NO,000 Persons
Eligible to Vote Are Believed
to Have Participated.
Mexico City, Oct. 26.?At the close
of the elections today the indications
, were that not sufficient vot-s had been
cast in Mexico to constitute a legal
choice for the presidency to succeed
Gen. Huerta. No official announcement
was made tonight, but it was
unofficially estimated that less than
10,000 of tfc~ Q0,000 eligible voters in
the republic went to the polls. It will
be no surprise if congress, the members
of which also were voted for today,
declares the elections void when
that body is organized and revises
I The leaders of the Catholic party
claimed a long lead, although they
were unable to estimate the number
of votes polled for theip candidates,
Frederico Gamboa and Gen. Rascon.
li tms ciaim is correal, it is generally
thought that Gen. Felix Diaz
and Senor Requena ran second. The
Liberal candidates, Manuel Calero
and Flores Mangon, had no printed
tickets at the polling places, the con'
stituents being obliged to write their
names on blank ballots. ,
' President Hu?rta did not vote. Ke
1 spent the day at his suburban home.
A Quiet Daj. ^
A decree will be issued by Gen.
Huerta increasing the army from
85,000 men, its alleged present number,
to 150,000. Since the deputies
and senators are not subject to the
election provision*} governing the
presidential elections, it tonight is said
that the choice of congress is assured.
It is assumed that the Catholic
party will have a majority in both
There was 110 semblance of disorder
in any quarter of the city. A few
patrols w.sre on the streets, * but
neither police nor troops had any but
their usual duties to perform.
The polling places opened at 9
o'clock in the morning and remained
open until noon, when the attendants
closed the booth until 3 o'clock in
the afternoon for the midday meal. y
Thev were reopened at 3 and closed
again at 5 o'clocfc.
I From 3 to 5 o'clock, officials, one
of whom was designated "president*'
wer.: in attendance at each polling
place. These officials represented the
various parties and assisted in the
ureDaration of tlie ballot when neces
sarv but offered no coercion or suggested
as ro how the applicant should
i.\ Good Koads Argument.
A leading Pennsylvania manufacturer
has recently returned from a
trip through Europe, and since his
rpmrrt hp has ioin d in the agitation
for good roads in his State.
He says he was impressed with the
good roods in all European countries
and particularly in Italy, notoriously
one of the poorest countries
in the world. He says he asked the
Italian p'ople why they spent so
much money on their roads and they
told him: "We are so poor we can't
afford to have bad roads. We must
make one horse do the work of three
or four horses in your country, and
to do this we must keep our roads
in the b'sr of condition. We just
could not get along with bad roads."
This, we believe, is a new argument
in this country for good roads
?that people may be so poor that
they cannot afford bad roads. It is
worth Mi inking about.
Tlio logic oi rne argument is gooa.
It", with good roads one hors^ can do
the hauling that three horses would
be required to do with bad roads, a
man could well afford to pay the
cost of the feed of a horse each year
in maintaining the roads. The investment
of two .horses, and the cost of
the feed of one horse, would be saved
This is a fairly prosperous country.
to bo sure, but we do not think
we are so rich that we can afford
to have bad roads.
.Some predict that trie- time will
come when people will read each
other's thoughts like a book. Many
flv leaves will be discovered where j