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Entered at the Postoffice at New-.
fc?ry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
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Cm XI. At LL, EiiJXW,
Friday, June 13, 1915.
"Wlifle we think it was unfortunate
that Mr. Bryan should have felt that
he ought to resign at this time, still |
we agree as a private citizen with the j
statement which he issued. It is t).:e!
position that The Herald and News j
?as taken all the time. It seems to
us to be reason and common sense.
About the arbitration matter and the!
treaties and all that we are not suf- j
ficiently familiar to express an opinion, j
We have confidence in Mr. Wilson and
we feel that he will bring about a
solution without involving the nation
in war. Some one teas called him the
man of destiny. We do not know about
that but certainly he has had some
tougu problems with which to deal
on,} ic iino tA "hie pmiinnisp that we !
uiiu *^ aO u ut vv ? nave
not been involved in some of
these nation quarrels.
We publish today a letter from
Superintendent Swearingen and a
statement from Superintendent Ander- 1
? ? ?* in tVa mattCT
toUIi UI LJLIC VII/ OVXLWrViO 1U v.ut
of tuition of the city schools and the
donation to the city schools of $500
on condition tnat tuition in the high
school be free to all the children in
the county. We believe that the appropriation
by the State superintendent
of education of $500 to the liiigh
school is a violation of the spirit of
the State high school act. Of course
we understand that this money did
not come out of the high school fund
but it must have been taken from the
fund at the disposal of the State superintendent
for ' weak and needy
schools. The ihigh school act specifically
limits the manner of the distribution
of that fund to schools in
towns with not over a certain population?we
think at this time 3,000?
and to give the money from some
other fund even on the plea of paying f
tLe tuition of children from other districts
is a*violation at least of the
spirit of the high school act because
Newberry could not well claim to
come under the class of weak and
needy schools. If so it would haT* l
-been better to have given it in the.
common school where the greater i
number of the children are.
THE SPLIT-LOG CAMPAIGN.
In view of the strenuous days with
the farmer and tiae country people
generally just now. it has been decided
to postpone the campaign of the
county in the interests of the organization
of the split-log drag association
for a week, at lealt. All the
time, however, the idea is soaking into
the county "and every day brings assurances
that the people are giving
the matter thought.
If this county takes this work up in
earnest, and keeps it up, a wonderful
transformation in the roads of Spartanburg
county will be brought about
and a great saving to the taxpayers
will have been made. The idea of
putting something in for the county
ratfh^r fhan puffinf ?uvmet'hiner nut. of
it all the wlhile is the basis of this!
That is a good proposition. Soak
in the split log drag. We have been
("Hammering on it for many years no-wand
there is not yet general use of
the machine. The foi mation of a
county association woulJ be a good
plan. A better plan than this would
be for the county supervisor to organize
in each township a split-log j
drag gang and keep it at work all1
the time. "WVaere the roads are regularly
dragged they are generally in
pretty good condition and the expense
for such a machine would "be very
small. It would not take a large force
and only a couple of mules would do
<S> THE IDLEB. ^
Gee wt'aiz! Did you read that article
in the Observer on "Some
Newherry Customs?" It is a gem. I
want to print it in full. It should
have the largest possible circulation, i
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and the writer should have one of j
tbose hero medals that old man Car- |
negie is giving away for the heroes j
who save human life at great risk
and peril to their own lives. The
germ theory ad nauseam, reductio ad
absurdune, or something like that?if
my Latin is in error I will ask Dr.
Bowers to correct me?it has
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ueen a iung ume since i jouacu
into a Latin book and these phrases
may be horse Latin?but I hope you
catch my meaning. Get poisonous
germs from whistling! Did you ever!
I guess it's right, because argus
means several eyed, or something like
that, which can see through a mill
stone and detect the little baccilli that
feel safe on toe other side. Suppose
we stop the birds from singing and
the roosters from crowing and the
hens from cackling?they have no
business to be distributing germs all
over this antiquated town of ours,
carrying deatto and destruction in
their wake. Suppose we stop people
from talking on the street or breathing
on the street. Or expectorating.
Suppose the health officer stop peo- j
pie from ihitching their horses to the
telephone posts opposite The Herald
and News office and making great pud-1
dies of water whidn remain there un-j
til the green scum forms on the top.,
Wonder if there are any germs in j
thoco mn/? niiddips Rut let me Quote'
that article so that you may follow
me in my observations:
Some Newberry Customs.
Editor Newberry Observer:
Kindly grant me space to thank!
most sincerely the gentleman who
wrote this paragraph in Tuesday's paper?"It
is more evident every day
that Newberry has some of the most j
antiquated customs of any town 01 j
seven thousand on the map."
This is a true and just criticism of
one who is a good observer of daily
events in our town, and he views the
sentiments of all visitors from our
county and elsewhere. The vulgarism
of constant whistling on the main
streets and loafing on tbe corners of
streets whistling poisonous mouth
germs into the faces of ladies and
children who are compelled to pass
them botl'a day and night, is a menace
to health and a disgrace to our civilization
and custom not now permitted
on a western ranch, much less a progressive
town. Such unnecessary
noise is a detriment to business and
disturbance of the peace at night
which all citizens foave an inalienable
right to ask civil authority to abate.
When Mr. G. B. Cromer was mayor
of Newberry the unnecessary noise
made by engineers blowing unearthly
shrieks entering the city both night
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CHIU Ud* nas v tv i"v
well and distracting to the,sick. He
brought tine matter within fhe law, and
it has been abated ever since. The
custom of whistling is a public nuisance
and a menace to health, as it
is a disseminator of germs; more
dangerous from tihe mouth cf street
gamins than the noise from an engine's
steam whistle. Argus.
Now," listen, I am not going to have
any argument witia Argus or the Ob
server because I am not going to argue
with any one, that is out of my
line of business. I am just going to
write my observations and I challenge
any one to find anything in anything
I write that is not courteous and
polite. My philosophy is like unto
that of James Whitcombe Riley and
that you may understand me thoroughly
I am going to quote a few
lines from this sweet poet?or rather
his sweet poetry?that's the idea. Listen
unto this and read it carefully:
I ain't, ner don't p'tend to be,
Much posted on philosofy;
But thare is times, when all alone
I w*ork out idees of my own
And of these same thare is a few
I'd like to jest refeT to you
Pervidin' that you don't object
To listen clos't and rickrollect.
I alius argy that a man
What does about the best he can
Is plenty good enough to suit
This lower mundane institute?
No matter ef his daily walk
Is subject fer his neghbor's talk,
And critic-minds of ev'ry whim
Jest all git up and go fer him!
My doctern is to lay aside
Contentions, and be satisfied;
Jest do your best, and praise er blame
That follers that, counts jest the
Now, I may be wrong, but I don't
believe tfiat Newberry has so many
antiquated customs, if sne lias tney
suit me pretty well. She has some
very queer individuals, some of them
perhaps a little antiquated?that is if
I know what that means. And I haven't
time to look up Mr. Webster tonight.
You know, I like to see people walking
up a\id down the street, and I like
to hear tfoem whistling sometimes. It
looks like there's something doing and
you never saw a fellow who whistled
well who wasn't a good fellow. Now,
I can't say that exactly like a
whistling woman, but I am satisfied
that if there are any such in this antiquated
town that no poisonous germ's !
! xvoulu or eou'.c come forth from toeirj
| sweet 'ip> to spread disease and de
struct: .n among our people. Scme>
times perhaps, very rare, you may
ccme poiFono'iS worus oemg emitted
from some few of these sweet
Zips, and I am sure that Argus will
agree with me that there should be a
law passed to prohibit any such performance
because they carry death
dealing germs. The truth of toe matter
is we haven't got near enough |
laws. We need to pass more don't.1
don't. 'That's what we need. Now, it
seems to me that I do have some sort
of recollection that there was a law j
passed once to. prohibit the engineers j
on the trains that pass through New-1
; berry from sounding their whistles in
i the corporate limits. I reckon they j
disturbed the slumbers of some of our i
; people and of course there should not i
1 v _ ^ 1,. ^ ^ ^
De anyiiimg iu ivctrp uoiiij
sleeping "because without sweet slum-1
| ber our health would be impaired, j
And, then, these whistles might emit j
some death dealing germ. And, then,;
what about ringing these bells at J
night and letting that old Mollohon j
whistle sound out like a fog horn in
the early hours of the morning. So j
far as I am concerned I like to hear j
tfrem. They sound busy to me. In,
fact there is no music so sweet as
the hum of the spindle and the rattle
/v T r\m o -r\ A tV/i cnnrt rJ nf *f Vi r\ TrV?e_
Ui Liitr auu ovuaa v* LUC OJJLO- ]
tie which calls to labor because I\
love to work. I
Seems to me that I heard, the edi-1
tor say once fbat he knew of a town j
in South Carolina where there was
pure and unadulterated American liberty
where one could do and say what
he pleased and there was no one to
molest or make afraid. Of course, you
are not expected to interfere with the
happiness or the property of the inhabitants
of the town, but so far as
your individual conduct was con-j:
cerced you cuild do as you pleased.
I think I will buy me a lot in this
city. 'Whistling now might interfere
with the happiness of the citizens, I '
don't know, out then I can't whistle '
Now. here, listen, I want you to
remember my philosophy as stated '
"My doctern is to lay aside
Contensions, and be satisfied;
.Jest do your best, and praise er blame
That follers tfaat, counts jest the
And if you will just join with me
in this doctrine we will make this old
town with its antiquated cu'sttfns the
best town on the map, as. I believe it
>V. L, DEYORE IS MADE CLERK
OF THE U. S. COURT
Tf.ie following from a Jacksonville,
Fla., paper is of interest in Newberry
in that Mr. W. L. DeVore is a brother
of Mr. F. P. DeVore, of Newberry:
Through an order issued by Judge
Rhydon M. Call yesterday afternoon,
W. L. DeVore, formerly assistant clerk
of the U. S. Court, today took his
place as clerk of the court to succeed
Eugene D. Dodge, whose resignation
was accepted by the government
Immediately after the resignation
was accepted, Judge Call issued the
following order, appointing Mr. DeVore
to the office to succeed E. D.
following is tne oraer ot tne court:
Wpereas E. D. Dodge, former clerk
of this court, has resigned, and IMs
resignation accepted on May 29, 1S15,
it is thereupon
Ordered and adjudged that W. U DeVore
be and is hereby appointed clerk
of the United States district court for
the Southern district of Florida, the
appointment to take effect upon the
entering into bond with good and sufficient
security to be approved by the
court in the sum of $25,000, payable ^
to the United States of America and
conditional for the faitfnful performance
of his duties as such clerk, May ;
Rhydon 'M. Call. (
AS TO TUITION AND AID :
NEWBERRY CITY SCHOOLS 1
Superintendent Ernest Anderson
has handed the following to Tihe Herald
For years a graduated montfaly tuition
rate has been established and col- 1
lected from pupils who wished to enter
the city schools from other districts.
For several years these collections
have amounted to from $750
to $1,000. Last fall the State superintendent
of education arranged to
substitute the State's money for the
private tuition of those from other
districts in the county attending the
IMgh schools, but a gift to the children
in the county who came to the
high school. It was. substituted instead
of the private tuition of pre
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vious years wmcn reaiiy amoumea j
in tie high school department alone <
this y*zr to $525.60. The amount ^
$490.13 was collected this past year
privately from pupils in t e lower j
schools. ' M9H18!!
There mav be criticisms of the pi~~ :
of collecting private tuitions, but un- |
til those" interested make other ar-1
rangements it is the only safe course j
that the Newberry board of trustees ,
can auoyi, jii :a.ii ness iu uiuse \\ uu ;
pay-the heavier taxes and in justice |
to tee creditors o: the schools.
For the information oi our many i
patrons wi .0 do not live within the city
limits the following letter from 'Mr.
Swearingen is published:
"Supt. Ernest Anderson, Newberry,
"Dear Sir: Replying to your letter j
of .June Sth, I regret to say that State;
aid to encourage high school pupils!
to enroll in the Newberry city schools j
cannot be given during 1915-16.
"If the people of this territory do:
not properly appreciate these advan-j]
tages so as to ask for incorporation j
in t:e Newberry city district, it is not j
the policy of the State department of
education to help ti:em further. The
Newberry county board has^iull authority
under section 173S of the code ]
to alter school district lines in the
discretion of its members. I respect-'
fully suggest that the petitioners con- j
suit the county superintendent and i
the county board concerning any ac- i
tion they may desire to take.
"It is my personal and official opin-!
ion to at all the children within a j
radius of two and one-half or tJiree!
miles of the Newberry public school;
buildings should be given the priv-1
ilege of attending these schools.
"J. E. Swearingen,
"State Supt' of Education."
Significant If True.
Former Congressman Richmond
Pearson Hobson has issued this statement:
. t. .
"A widowed cousin of mine applied
at the. New York office of the Cunard
Line for passage on the 'Lusitania.'
The booking agent, an old friend took
her to one sid\g and told fber the vessel
was acting under admiralty orders
and that she simply must not
take passage on it. He pledged her
to secrecy until after tine trip. Why
did not the Cunard company give to
all parties applying for passage the
same humane advice?"
EXPLANATION TO GENERAL
PUBLIC BY THE SOLAX
The manager of the Solax, Mr..Leslie j
booked for exhibition, Wednesday, i
June 9. the pictures of the firemen's I
tournament held at Greenwood, S. C.,
recently, and fully intended running
/ / '
this feature but owing to being temporarily
closed for adjustment of busi- '
ness, was unable to run it.
The management regrets "very much
to turn down tl.'e picture which ar- .
rived in due time, but such action was j
necessary and entirely unavoidable. t
Toe picture is a Pathe Weekly and j
is especially interesting as it shows
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X 11 V. ilULli V^ll Atll Uic pol CI vl VT j
wagon races, scenes from- the war, the :
destruction of the Lusitania and latest ,
This Week's Attraction.
"Perfectly splendid" is what a lady
says of the violinist now filling an
engagement at the opera house. He ,
is a resident of Augusta hajving lived
in that city during tine part of ,
eighteen years, and is well known to :
tl'iose of our Newberry ladies who are ;
familiar with Augusta and her best .
people. These ladies speak ic the high- .
est terms of praise of his playing and ,
that he stands well in Augusta. A rare
treat is in store for those who are
capable of enjoying violin music in
its grandest and sweetest execution.
Work Among Colored People.
The council of tine protestant Epis- ,
copal church for work among colored ,
people, Wil4 convene in Newberry on i .
the 30ti'a inst. Bishop 'W511iam A. ,
G-uerry presiding. Among the special j
features will be the ordination of Rev. j ^
Julian Simpkins of Aiken, SC. And ]
a, popular meeting to be held at Bethlehem
Baptist church on Thursday
evening, July 1st, at which time and <
place addresses will be made by ministers
and leaders of all tbe denomina- ^
tional churches of the city. (
The public is cordially invited. ** 1
J. S. Daniel. s
At Johnston High School Commence- <
Cor. Edgefield O'nronicl-e. 1
Dr. Geo. Cromer was the speaker of <
the evening and well did he entertain t
bis ibearers, with a practical address 11
with stories and illustrations that *
even the smallest child will not for- ?et.
He pled for education, thoroughness
through and through. He cited
the weak poiDts in our State along
illiteracy lines and that how few: i
finish the educational race and that11
he considered the graduates, as a
those of a fortunate few. He spoke t
3f training, the primary being the t
main start. The burden of leadership
falls to the few. He was high i
in his praises of the -school. i
I $500 RE1
| 1500 B
To any one finding
WE ARE POSITIVELY G(
Big Sale Start!
ing, at 8:2
A Few ,
15c Lion Brand Collars
/?A 1 P?A V\ PI
ouc ana duc uress omrts.
Closing Out Sale price
Promptly at 8:30 o'clock F
we will sell 9 yards of G
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Riff Raforains i
Why Not All the Wray in Newberry? i
Lexington Dispatch. x
But there is still a better reason why !
the automobile is taking the place of
:he horse. This reason is a reasonable i
:>ne, too. Good roads have been built
in every section of the county. Lex- j
ington can boast of having some as j
good 'highways as any county in the
country. In fact, she has the best
roads in some sections to be found
anywhere. A man traveling in a car
from Florida passed through Lexington
the other day and he said that ne
:ad passed over a twenty-mile stretch
of road in this county that surpassed
anything oe had ever seen. The road
in particular is the highway from Lexington
to Swansea and on to the Crrangburg
county line recently clayed
ana finished up by the county chaingang.
This road crosses the county,
beginning at t):e Newberry county line
by way of the county seat and on
through the sands hill. This is a splendid
highway?perfectly smooth, broad
ind arched according to the latest
method of building good clay roads,
rhe Augusta road from the Saluda
ind Aiken county lines to Columbia
is in the finest si:ape it has ever been
since it was clayed some years ago.
One West Woman's College Commencement.
Hor. Greenville News.
The anniversary orator of the day
s\ras Hon. R. A. Cooper of Laurens, S.
2., solicitor of the eighth judicial dis:rict.
In his characteristic eloquent
style he delivered a masterful literary
iddress to the graduating girls and
jailed upon them for the best in womanhood
and predicted for tJhem a
Evonderful usefulness because of the
?ver increasing and widening field for
;heir labors. This address brought
nany to tne commencement exercises
md none were disappointed.
NOTICE TO DELINQUENT TAX
Tlie treasurer of Newberry county
md the clerk and treasurer of the
own of Newberry have placed in my
lands executions against those par
ies who have not paid taxes due by
Jbem for the year 1914.
The last legislature passed a law
equiring all sheriffs to make their
inal returns .on tax collections by
UL-e ? ? niVL/ ?
g us in Newberry I
st 1st, 1915.
iim out of mwm i
L/111U V V 1 V A VWI1IJWWW
5 Friday Morn- j
10 o'clock 1
- 5c 1 1
- 69c I 1
, sizes 14 to 17, any color, ?
... - 25c J
il Sale 1 J
'rindy morning, June 11th, |
inghams for ,10c M
I Departments J
on Dry |
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NEWBERRY, S. C.
No More Nasty, Disagreeables
1IV-YEK-LAX is now rapidly tak-B
ing the place of calomel everywhere*
It is just as effective, cleansing
system thoroughly of bile, toning up^J
Me liver and making that sluggish. ^
feeling disappear like magic. Yet it
is pleasant to take, and has none of >J
the disagreeable after effects that fl
JAUtAe US UiWU CaKJLUCI SU UiUCU.
Feel fine all the time. Take LIT- I
TEE-LAX regularly, and health becomes
a habit. fl
Onarantee.. Every genuine bottle J
bears the name of L. K. Grigs by, and ^ 9
if it does not give satisfaction your M
money will be returned. For sale in 9
the big 50c and $1 bottles at Gilder &
Weeks. > : 0
STOP SCRATCHING 1
itcc TrucDiur J
It makes no difference how long H
you nave suffered' with eczema, itch
or any otfter skin disease, Zemerine J
will help you as it lias helped others. A
Zemerine stops suffering where othei~^M
remedies have failed and restores theA
skin to a healthy condition. V
The first application of Zemerine
brings relief, stops the burning and JI
itching, the desire to scratch passes^
away, and healing becomes possible, fl
Read wlj.at others have to say about fl
Zemerine: "Send me another -box of V
Zemerine. It has done me lot of S
good." "I ihave used Zemerine and it
gave me more relief than anything." V
Zemerine is sold in two sizes 50c flj
and $V Dy druggists everywnere ana a
Newberry Drug Company. Sample free 1
upon request to Zemerinf Chemical fl
Company, Orangeburg, S. 0.
July 1st. It will be a matter of im- J|
possibility to call npon every delin- J
quent more than one time. The costs m
will be less if the taxes are paid a^J
my office. Therefore, I urge all delicfl
quents 'to settle by June 19th. After?
that date I will be compelled to t>e- J
gin making levies on property.
Cannon G. Blease,
Sheriff of Newberry Countq.