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Ky^tice in the last issue of The Her-!
News the makeup man?1
Hkvon >fcat is what you call him?or '
Baybe iu was the linotype man, or,
Rnaybe t"e proof reader?any way;
some one put my signature at the.
H bottom of some society article. Now,1
ML I don't object to society, or do not j
B mean to say that this particular ar- J
K ticle is not a great deal better than
V anyti ing I can type, but, I must pro-j
^^test because I am not in society and
f neither am I trying to type society
staff. ^ just want to keep the record
straight. And then I hear that if you:
are really in society you must never,
think of going out for a walk or for
making a call, until at least 9 p. m., j
and if it is automobiling, why 10 p. m.
is more fashionable And I belong to
that homus genus?is tfat right, Dr. j
Bowers??that believes that all children
should be in their respective
places of abode by the hour of 9 :?30
j> m. And in their little beds by 10
p. m. And then they should be up with
the lark by 5 a. m. The air is so much
m more healthful ana invigorating at
W that time in the morning. And then
t yon can hear ti':e sweet songs of the
lark and the little birds. Their voices
r are so much sweeter at that hour. And
h then, too, tne other noises of industry
& sound so sweetly in the morning?that
is if you don't have to answer the
K call, but can enjoy the sound thereof.
Speaking of th? larfc brings to mind
MB a little poem I read tf:e other day.
K I think it is beautiful and expresses
H a sweet sentiment. And I always want
to share my pleasures with-others, so
& I am going to give it to you. The
author i$* put down as Richard Blums'
stei^;3Tlia* must be German, I reckwm
OE.-; -Aiiy way the poem is worth your
B w?M,/ Yon know, I have told you
mahy thnes tlaat I am very fond of
C p<^ry >^K>ngh I. can never quote it
memory. But here^is ti:e little
poem X am talking ahout:
? - ^ wijfit Matters It ?
ft What matters it that all the skies were
And black the nignt, and tense?
W With morning came the singing of the
; . lark
And joy for recompense!
W What matters it that ever, day by day,
V fUp rugged slopes we fare?
'Do .jggk. Love's roses blossom by the
I And sweeten all tbe air?
Life's pathway is a toilsome one, I
Thick-strewn witn many o thorn;
But oh, the jovance of the noontide
And rosy smile of morn!
Full oft the footsteps falter in the
And slacken near the goal,
But one clear bird song seems to"lift
And cheers the fainting soul.
Ayid so what boots it thou gin the skies
And black the night, and tense.
Since mornins brings the singing of
I tre lark
And jay for recompense?
One day of golden summer amply
For winter's storm of sting;
One brief hour of pleasure well outweighs
Long weeks of sorrowing!
And talking about the Germans recalls
a dialogue I read by three
negroes?well, it wouldn't be a dialogue
if there were three, would it??
well any how tf:ere were three negroes
trying to tell which of the nations had
made tfce guns that would shoot the
farthest and were the best, and I think I
fmay be it was in the local columns
of The Herald and News wnere this:
colloquy?that's a good word, I hope
?was printed. Any ,way it ran something
Fir&t negro?"Dem Rushins is great
fighters. Dey got a gun what will
sfooot eight miles.'^
Second negro?"Go long, nigger,
dat's notfoin'. De mFrenchmen got a
gun dat will send a bullet big as a
automobile fifteen miles."
Third negro?"I thought you nig-J
gers knowed sumfin. Dem Germaners i
got a gun, and all it wants to know is
I All U il ViLl nuai JL
about them Germans that is pretty
correct comparison. And how are you
going to whip them? No nation seems
to know how to ftiandle a submarine
like the Germans. But I am for peace, j
I am with Mr. Bryan on ibis peace plat-1
form. Why should we fight? It is
nothing but the brute that is in us
and when it is over what principle of
right and justice feas been settled? It
is only a longing for power that
I causes all these wars. And wiien power
is obtained what do we do with it?
Do we alteviate-*any suffering? Do we
use the power we have to make the
burden of the poor and the weak any
lighter? Is not tie tendency to op
press? But I don't ':ke to t^Ik about
war. I love p;easanter ti."ernes.
By the way, I was down the street
ti e other day and I saw a regular !
drove of negroes walking along the
street and I thought that it was a j
force that Mayor Wright had organiz-j
ed to give us cleaner and better)
streets and side walks, as all of them!
had shovels and rakes and picks and i
so on. but when I asked what it all!
means some one said why it is a force
ti at is going over town gathering the j
burr clover seeds from the lawns and i
the yards and the gardens of the town.!
Well, did you ever? But they tell mej
the tiMng pays and pays big. The old j
mercenary spirit is still working. 11
never before heard that burr clover!
was so valuable. Wonder why we did
not know .this long ago. We might j
all r.ave been rich by this time. Beau-j
tiful lawns and gardens are now turn-!
ed to clover beds and when they get;
through gathering the clover the lawn :
looks like?well, I am afraid to give
expression to what I feel?hut you j
just go and look at that Methodist j
lawn on the north side of the lot and i
, tren you tell me what it reminds you )
of. At one time it was one of the j
; prettiest lawns in the city hut the burr j
i clover hunters have been on it, and'
' ?well. I should think it cost some
money to make a beautiful lawn such
as was this before the clover and the
.clover hunters struck it. But then I
guess t':ey made a few dollars out of
it and what is beauty when compared
with- a few paltry dollars. But it suits
jme. And if I am -satisfied then fcnere
' should be none to complain The lawn
j is now in keeping with the beautiful
i street alongside the lot where!' the
horses are r.itched and wher the mud
I \ i
1 puddles flourish. Tl?ere is a beautiful
symmetry ahco.uit toe whole and that-1
j have no -doubt is in perfect accord
j with the commercial^spirit which preI
vails in this day .^nd. generation.
By the way, 1 noticed iif passing the
i other day fc.at the workmen at the
park had put up some electric light
: poles and thai tfaere was a machine
j installed for the pleasure of the chilj
dren and some children, were already
enjoying the park. That .is good." But
j if there is any burr clover down there
j pray get it dug up before the grass is
planted and begins to grow. lY:at is
* all the request I am going to make
| just now. Good night
Tn ? T/^!ar
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P. S.?They say thai the burr clover
j that now glows on our lawns is good
i for the lawn grass and t at you. make
: good money from the sale of the seed
. and at the same time improve your
I lawns. And some point to the court
rouse lawn. Well. I don't know much
about it. I must confess, however, to
; the fact that I do not like to see our
church lawns and home gardens in
our front yards turned to commercialj
ism. It may be that I have too little
appreciation of f e value of the dol.
lar and have too much sentiment. 1
| confess that I think the tendency to
j commercialism is growing so fast t;at
it^s developing too much materialism,
and no nation can last that <3oes not
| cultivate that sentiment which develI
ops a love for the beauty in nature
and that we should have something
more than money ana materialism.
T. I. .
PROPOSES PEACE MEETING
| Villa Calls on Carranza to Discuss
Washing-ton, June 14.?The United
! States was formally notified today by
'Gen. Villa, on behalf of the Mexican
| convention fofces, that had tele
graphed Gen. Carranza urging a conJ
fej-ence for the restoration of peace
! and constitutional government in
mis step is tne nrst tangiDie development
resulting from President
Wool's recent warning to all Mexican
factions that unless they came
to an agreement among themselves
soon, some other means will be em1
ployed by the United States to relieve
!the suffering population from further
1 devastation of the military element.
On Gen. Carranza's reply depends
tne next movement in me situation.
Coincentally the state department
was advised by Miss Mabel Boardman
j of the Red Cross that the Mexican au,
thorities at Piedras Xegras had denied
entry to a carload of foodstuffs consigned
for the relief of people in Mon;clova.
Consul Blocker is endeavoring
| to use his good offices for the transportation
of the supplies.
Until Consul Blocker reports the aetails
the state department will take
no further action.
Pleasing: to (tipital.
The announcement that Gen. Villa
|t-"aa initialed a inu veuitux iur peace
was received with satisfaction in official
quarters. Enrique C. Llorente,
Washington representative of the Villa-Zapata
coalition, called on Secretary
Lansing with a copy of the Villa
telegram to Carranza and a long note
from Ger. Villa replying to President ^
Wilson's recent pronouncement of policy.
The note referred appreciatevely j
to the president's efforts and outlined j
the purpose of the Villa-Zapata lead- j
ers to bring about a reconciliation
with the Carranzistas.
In the message to Carranza. dated :
J .r,e H and sent direct from the camp ;
of the northern general at Aguasca'- j
ientes to the first a ief at Vera Cruz,
stress is laid upon President Wilson's,
warning that the United States woul 1 j
be "obliged to decide on other meto- j
ods" should a coalition of the factions
Gen Villa says:
Involve Two Perils.
"In our opinion this declaration involves
two perils which may frustrate
the ends of the revolution and impair;
our sovereignty. First, the cientificoes
with America any other group might
again enti.rone themselves with
American assistance. Second, should
t'".e people not submit to this, the
American government might have re
course to armed intervention. In the
face of these two imminent dangers
and without recognizing the right of
the American government to intervene
in our affairs, we think that we should
seek means that would permit ti e reunion
and reorganization of the constitutionalist
party, even though it be
indispensable to make sacrifices of
self-esteem. We believe also ttiat this
, is what patriotism and the future wel|
fare of our country require of us. In
I such sense we propose to you that
! fo'L-ii ltnrltiT. fnTici/Jprntinn Prpfiiflp'nt
C uixuci ? - vv.?v?v
Wilson's note and that, if you are so
disposed, as we ourselves are, that
you advise us that we may discuss
and agree at once upon the form and
terms of procedure in the reorganization
of the national constitutional government.
iW!e f'ave already placed
ourselves in touch with- the chief of
the convention government, as well
as with the commanding general of
the army of the sou to."
The telegram was signed hy Gen.
Villa and M. Diaz Lombardo, in charge
of the department of foreign affairs
of the convention government.
In the memorandum filed at the
state department, Gem Villa sums up
with the following:
Seek Free Tote.
"We of the convention government
have been animated by ambitions for
power 'but we do not desire in any
case to obtain it by means oti'ier than
by the free vote of the Mexican people.
But in. as much as the desire
to consult the . country relative to the
restoration of a legal regime, with
constitutional sanction, is accepted by
the Carranza faction, we are disposed,
in the light of possible intervention
in our national problem by a foreign
power, to again invite all those Mexicans
to unite and collaborate with us
in the work of realizing the principles
of the revolution, especially the
agrarian question, and tre development
of instruction for the masses;
onri wn /in 1 ir owont frnm Miic: in vita
U11U ? t VXHJ ? * VV?
tion those woo, according to the words
of President Wilson, have ignored the
constitution of the republic and employed
their power against the interests
of the people.
"The Mexican people entertain sincere
gratitude towards those of the
United States for their generous sympathy
and moral support, and I am
pleased to observe t.at President Wilson
recognizes that the people and
i eovprnment of t.hp United States make
no pretense of right to take part in
the solution of our internal affairs."
Gen. Villa admits the contention that
there is no recognized authority
throughout the country. He refers,
however, to a message to him from
Duval' 'West, President Wilson's representative,
stating, "it gives me pleasure
to inform you of the magnificent
imnression which the tranauilitv and
order which I foave observed everywhere,
I have been, has made on me."
He also quotes from a message of Sir
Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice, British ambassador
to the United 'States, to representative
in northern Mexico, expressing
gratification to the Villa government
for "prompt action in protecting
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank our friends for
all kindness shown usi during our
G. D. Brown and Children.
All persons are hereby notified and
warned not to hire nor ?arbor Hiram
Parker, answers to name of "Sing,"
15 years old, son of Lud Parker; and
also Andrew Porter, son of Grant
Porter, 14 ivears old. Hiram is brown
skin, medium size for age, one front
tooth broken off. Andrew is dark,
about same size as Hiram. Left their
j homes Sunday night, May 30. Any in!
formation as to their whereabouts sent
; to undersigned, or 'Sheriff C. G. Blease.
. Grant Porter,
Newberry, S. C., R. F. D. 7.
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