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S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, July 23, 1915.
ABOt T ROADS AND OTHER THINGS
There are people in every community
who will tell you that the newspaper
has no influence, and there are
a few wfao will brag that they scarcely
ever *ead the local paper, that they
have already read all it contains or
they know it beforehand. These two
classes are not very numerous. But
there is a large and ordinarily intelligent
class in every community who
^ "will say that ti'.:e newspaper does not
influence them. Be that as it may
and this only preliminary to what I
am going to say.
I have been The editor of this newspaper
now for nigh on to or quite
thirty years. During t)~at time the
paper has stood for the progress and
Ui mis cumuiumi), auu
it has at various times advocated new
enterprises and development of the
community when it stood almost alone,
and it has had tfre pleasure of seeing
j many of these things come to pass.
Possibly the newspaper had nothing
to do with it and maybe some of them
would fcave come sooner if we had
seid nothing. There may be som# who
"believe that way.
At any rate, I have had the pfeastire
of speaking to the people on these
matters and tfcen had the pleasure
of seeing the realization, of course
"with no recognition to me or the newspaper,
but that is a small matter. I
first spoke through the old Newberry
INews, when Mr. R. H. Geneker was
^Mj&the proprietor, and made the fight for
Bthe establishment of tke graded school
system when there were many to say
I that Newberry was not yet ready. The
school was established. I wish the
files of that paper were in existence,
but they were destroyed by fire some
years ago. ,
rllV Aft An I'hrAnor'h^Tli a Uat?o lrl
h .1?? vu. laici uu, luiv/u^aT xiiu ix^iaiu
mr and News, I spoke to the people in beW
half cf a water and electric light sysW
tem. It came. Of course there are
v no doubt those to say that it would
have come sooner possibly if the paper
had kept quiet.
Then I tad the pleasure to take up
the fight for the sewer system and
spoke through the same medium for
the establishment of the system.. It
TV-en for years I have been writing
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ana puunsmug a aoi ui siuu <iuuui iac
establishment of a park. It is about
to be realized. I heard a very distinguished
citizens say the other day that
The Idler should fcave a chain gang
sentence of thirty days for each year
that he had been writing about the
park. That would give the poor fellow
about a year and a fcalf on the
gang. Well, to realize his dream of
tyears for the establishment of the
park I have no doubt he would take
the punishment just like a good little
boy, if the people of the community
tfoat he has been servisg all these
years thought it a just compensation
for such services.
I have been speaking through the
same medium for many years in be-1
half of the split log drag, ana began
R before I ever saw one in actual use,
B and before there was one in Newberry
county. \nd the subject of better
roads has been a hobby for a long
![ time. The split log drag has been
used in Newberry to some extent, but
| not near so much as it should be. And
the question of road improvement is
_ receiving attention as never before.
lAs to tbe telephone system in the
town of Newberry, ask Mr. L. W. Floyd
! I ow it came to be at the time it was
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Now, as I have stated, what I said
"to the people in cold type through The
Herald and News may have had no influence,
and in the minds of some people
may have retarded ratfcer than
hastened the good work, yet I have
the satisfaction of Knowing that I
was at least a pioneer. And the good
t1 ings are here. What I am trying to
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ing about better roads for a long time
and I mean to say that I am going to
continue to write about better roads
and the split log drag. For a long
1 time The Herald and News was about
the only paper in the State that kept
writing about the split log drag, and
we announced once that we would not
let a week escape without mention of
this simple device for bettering the
roads, and we have almost kept the
1 faith. Now, if any of my readers dc
not like to hear or read about roads
and better roads why just skip over
about half of what is in the editorial
column and t'-en you will still have
more than your money's worth of
good wholesome reading matter.
I took a trip over to Greenwood
county on last Sunday to spend the
day with the "old folks at home." The
distance is only twenty-five miles. A
very nice run, even with a Ford, if
there were any road. I went out tfce
steel bridge road via Silverstreet. The
road this far is good for a Newberry
road. On up to Mr. Henry Fellers'
and to the Williams place, and even to
Vaughnville, you can go over the road
with some degree of comfort, though it
is rough and jolty. I was afraid to
risk the crossing of the Saluda at the
railroad bridge, because the approach
on this s'ide has been in bad condition.
so I went via isiana roro. i remembered
on a former occasion or twe
when Pope Coleman told me it was
just like a plank road down to the
river at tfcis place. That was the
time we had Mr. Z. F. Wright's car
with iMr. Herman Wright driving and
the writer and Irvin Feagle going to
Greenwood to meet the New York Herald
and the Atlanta Journal scout
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scout out the road. We got stuck fcen
with Mr. Wright's big White steamer
and we remained stuck for a couple
of hours. I asked the old negro who
was helping us if the road was in
Newberry, and he said it was, but
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the office of supervisor or the officer
was dead, they had never heard of him
in that community. Then last August
Fred Dominick and the writer drove
through there in Ford No. Ill and we
made it without sticking, but when we
got through we were mud. And then
I was fool enough to try it again last
! Sundav. The road is worse now than
on any of.the other occasions t):at J
have been along there. The big rain
that Newberry had on Thursday must
have passed along this section. The
road, or wtere the road is supposed
to be, is nothing but big ditches,
| though the mud was not quite as bad
as on former occasions. I overtook
a m2n in a one-horse wagon, with his
wife and children, after passing over
almost impassable roads, and as he
drove to one side to let me pass I
asked him about the road ahead. He
said that over which I had just come|
was a fine road compared to what was
just ahead. I would have retraced]
right then and there, but I was going
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could not back, and besides I saw one
automobile track ahead, and knew that
if an automobile could pass over the
road a Ford could, so I kept in fairly
good cheer. I asked the man with
the one horse wagon how I would
manage to get througS, and tie re
plied: "Back your ears, shut your
eyes and let her go." And that is
about what I did. And I got through,
but I did not attempt to return that
way. After we got on the hill on toe
Greenwood side of the river the road
was fine. I returned by way of Greenwood
and Laurens, a distance of sev
enty-five miles against twenty-nve.
The point of all this is that I am
going to continue to talk about roads
so long as I write for this paper, and
until the people of Newberry county
wake up and do something worth
wcile. Under the present system we
will never have any roads worth while,
and we will go on spending some $20,000
to $30,000 a year and have nothing
when we are through. You may talk
about the rural schools and the building
up of t&e rural community and the
' improvement of the farm and of farm [
1 life, but wnat vou want Urst is in*1 I
building of some roads so that tlie !
people may come aiiu gu ?nu a muui- i
; cum of ease and comfort and without
risk of limb and life. E. K. <A.
WHILE HE'S AT IT, WHY NOT
! WRITE V\\0 NOTES?
The usually sedate Boston Transcript,
made rasu for the moment by
: ti/.e deloy in having this country take
Germany across its knee, calls loudly
\ for immediate action, and pledges j
f President W'ilson the support of men!
,jand "women" too numerous to men-j
j tion if he will but at once, and with-1
out further "parleying," send an ulti- j
matum to Germany?and put a life11
size brick in it. But let the Tran|
script tell you about it, in part:
"The advices today from Washing-'
ton, founded upon unofficial conver-1
sations with the secretary of state,1
give ground for t'.e hope that the recommendation
of Mr. Lansing will ra-;
Ivor an ultimatum to Germany that'
1 will put an end to parleying and re-1
j quire a categorical answer to previous j
i demands within a stipulated time. If j
! the president will sign and send such j
.! a note he will deserve, and we venture;
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men and women to whom the nation j
xiave never looked in vain in critical j
times. Woodrow Wilson will find in j
maintaining the rig-ts of the nation
' against German aggression what Gro- |
> ver Cleveland found in performing the!
same duty in the face of British ag-1
gression, if only Mr. Wilson will act!
with the splendid courage which Mr. |
? Cleveland showed. Said Mr. Cleveland: i
< ,fT'riA /? n?Vi a fflora/1 noroAnol
) JL 11C tlUliU VJLTVO uu ovuui
L financial loss, or t' ose engaged In
speculation and stock gambling, are
' willing to tolerate the Monroe doc'
trine, or any other patriotic principle,
> so long as it does not interfere with
; their plans. * * and are as will-!
, ing to cast it off when it becomes
troublesome. But these things are,
nothing when weighed afainst the sub-'
lime patriotism and devotion to their
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uauuii s> uuuur eAiiiuiieu uy iiie 51 cat
> mass of our countrymen," etc.
Hoorav! Let's up an' at 'em?even
if we can't get to 'em; nor they to us. j
A merry war;.or, maybe, a merry jest.!
But, while we are in a warlike mood, j
why stop with Germany? Why not demand
our rights of Great Britain, as 1
well? Our right to trade unmolested;
with any neutral country in the world.
The rigLt of our ships to sail the high'
seas without let or hindrance fromI
Great Britain; even as we demanded
of her, and enforced, this right more j
than a hundred years ago?and as we
demand it of Germany now.
To be sure, Germany has killed our
citizens; for which we should ':o'd her
to "strict accountability." While Great
Britain has killed our commerce; '
which is, also, a violation of international
law. The offense may not be,
the same, but if we are to maintain j
our position as an independent nation,:
ihe call to assert our rights is the
Yes, we believe Grover Cleveland;
wrote t'-ose very words; but he wrote,
something besides. 'And he wrote it j
to . Great Britain?which then, as for
more than a hundred years before, was'
seeking to deliberately trample upon
our rignts and prerogatives, ne wrote
these things in connection with the (
Venezuela affair?and wi.at he wrote 1
gave -Great Britain a distinct shock
and brought her to a full stop.
It is well enough to deal firmly with!,
Germany; but in doing to, we should1
not forget our just grievance against,.
Great Britain?or our duty to our-1,
selves. President Wilson should write \,
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same wire.?Augusta Chronicle. j
This is a little long, but it expresses;
what we have been trying to say for ''
some time, and says it so plainly and
so true that we are going to quote it '
for the purpose of endorsing it.
That's it. Let's deal firmly with1
Germany, but at the same time let us
make England understand that she
can not deliberately trample upon our
rights and prerogatives, and if she
does not stop we are going to call'
time on her just as we have done '.:eretofore.
Let President Wilson write j
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THE COTTOX EMBARGO.
The Observer has been contending!
that the Washington administration \
should speed up negotiations with |
England so as to have the way open
for exports of Southern cotton before
the next crop comes on the market.
Cotton interests nearer the center of
the belt take even a more urgent view'
of the situation. According to a New
'Orleans report to the New York Times,
they "are still of the opinion mat a |
satisfactory agreement will be reached
between United States diplomacy and
England, which will enable the farmers
to get rid of a large part of their
crop before the new season is well
under way." Further, that the trade
J expects to see the difficulties with Ger-1
is the cream and if
Likewise our candi
the most popular c<
shipments of choco
N. P. Ml
many satisfactorily adjusted, and also
look foi^-ar^ to England's giving the
neutral countries a square deal as to
the rights on the hish seas. This
country was hit the hardest. Just before
England began to seize American
cargoes expcrtations of cotton to Europe
were large, and now ti.ey are
gradually falling off from week to week
although they are still far ahead of
those of the previous year.?Charlotte,
X. C., Observer.
And now England is undertaking to
say what amount of cotton we shall
se'l to the neutral nations and that
none si'* all be sent to Germany of
course. It seems to us that the administration
at Washington should
take a little stronger hand in this matter
and ask of England what she has
to do with to whom we sell our cotton.
The statement is also made by
England tf at if the shipment of cotton
could be cut off entirely the war
would end. The same may be said of
munitions of war and food supplies.
If they were cut off the war would
England hones to buv un all the
cotton she can just as cheap as possible
and when the war is over then
sell it at an immense profit.
It looks like the Washington administration
should take a hand in this
matter 'and save the South's greatest
product. If we were free to sell our
cotton now the price would be at least
double w'.at it is and possibly three
times the present price. We are a
neutral country, in name at least, and
if it is in accordance with interna
tional law to trade in munitions or
war, it certainly should not be contrary
to tl.'.ose laws for us to sell our
cotton in open market. And while we
are endeavoring to bring Germany to
task for torpedoeing neutral ships
carrying munitions of war to her enemies
we should at the same time get
after England for attempting to interfere
with the shipment of cotton even
to neutral countries.
CA> THIS BE BEAT?
Greenville street, in Abbeville, is an
offshoot from Main street and w:.ile
it has a one-sided sidewalk still it
holds the record of the world for the
number of distinguished citizens that
live on it, and it is douoted it it can
be equalled in this country. Within a
distance of two hundred yards t':ere
lives Chief Justice Eugene B. Gary of
the supreme court of South Carolina,
Hon. Frank B. Gary, judge of the circuit
court and formerly United States
senator; Congressman Wyatt 'Aiken
and W. W. Bradlev. secretary to Con
eressman Aiken, assistant bank examiner
and trustee of Clemson college,
and W. P. Green, recently appointed
special judge, and last, but not least,
Col. J. D. Kerr, the "Buy Now, Pay
Later" furniture man. It is stated
that this judicial and political quartet
has decided they do not desire any
"trade" people living in their midst
anH will rpfliiirp tiv,A lattpr to "mn'Vfl
on." Can any other town furnish a list
of such distinguished gentlemen? We
doubt it, and it is another evidence
that "you can't beat an Abbeville man?
Of course it can't be beat, and they
are all mighty good fellows, too. We
"Atinn +n<a+ unn VIQTTD nno lo 'hnlfl
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down three jobs, and he is a mighty
fine fellow, and very competent, and
we had just as soon he hold ti$?m as
any one we know. It only shows w'rat
a community can do when it sticks
to its own. All these fellows "nave
good salaries and they spend the
money right there is Abbeville. We
Vnnw ?nmp other communities that
had rather go off and find a man for
the job from some other town than
vote for one of their own citizens,
and then they feel good about it and
wonder why business is not better or
why that fellow they tried to keep out
of a job does not come and trade wit'b
tbem. It is hard to beat any community
where its peop.e stick to their
own and work together, but where
they' are all torn by little petty jealJ
11 >q irp
you order your ice cream fror
es are the sweets of quaiity.
nfections consumed in this lot
lates enables us to carry a full line
adquarters for Chocole
ousies vou can count on them get-,
getting left every time and they de;
serve nothing better. I
Some member of the Georgia leglsI
lature has introduced a bill in that
legislature to limit the expenses or
rhp randidafp for various offices. That!
i will be another law that will be violated,
and it will cause a lot of prospective
office holders to evade and
make statements that are not true.
There is entirely too much law. If
i we could and would go on the theory
that the man is honest and truthful
and will do ti e right and endeavor to
instil that in the hearts and minds of
the risinor <rpnpratirm rather than the
idea that every one is a grand rascal
J and we must pass a law to regulate
I him and punish I'.im if he violates it.
and thus leave the idea that the government
and his neighbor is acting on
the principle that fce is a rascal, we
would have less use for so many laws
and would bring up a more honest
generation o? men and women.
We want to see every one in a good
humor now and boosting for the Chautauqua
which will be in Newberry
next week. Don't forget the dates,
j Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
j July 28, 29, '30. T:is is to be a count}
affair and we want all our friends
from the country to come in and spend
the week with us, at least three days.
Then there are to be some free talks
in the morning of each day which will
be worth your wiile. There is none
better than Dr. Snyder. He is to speak
education day. Then on farmers' day
T? T Wfltsnn "F.hhip." ic to talk on
agriculture. That will be worth while
also. Come and be entertained, instructed
and amused. It will do you
We publish in this issue an article
or statement from tt e Bachelor Maids
which should appeal to the citizens of!
this community of all classes and conditions.
The idea of a community
trained nurse is a good one and would
be a great help in sudden sickness and
accident and in sanitary matters as
i well. Sometimes the services of a
trained nurse are difficult to secure
just at the time she is most needed
| and the idea is to f:ave one who coula
answer emergency calls and serve until
a regular nurse could be secured.
We feel that the appeal of the Bachelor
Maids will receive a hearty response
from the citizens of the community.
We invite and request a careful
reading of an editorial printed in this
issue of The Herald and News from
the Greenville Piedmont on tJ"-e general
subject of observance of law and
the enforcement of law and the duty
of those higher up to obey and respect
the law, and then there would be more
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reason in trying to eniuiLL itiu 0Ln'
THE RIGHT E
n us you get cream
We make some of
cality and frequent
of fresh candies at all times
erally. If the people generally are to
! obev and respect the law we must In
sist upon ti:ose who are charged with
the making and the executing the
law to set the example of respect and
Don't forget to buy your season
ticket for the c.autauqqua next week.
Any member of one of the teams will '
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De pieasea 10 sen you. me eAercises
will be held in the court house.
It would be a good time after some
of the showers to use the split log
drag on some of our roads. If properly
used and used at the rigMt time
it is the greatest road worker ever
The Herald and News leas been re
quested to ask if-the commissioners of
public works would not kindly print
or publish in the newspapers the contract
which they made with the Southern
Power company. We do not recall
tiiat this contract has ever been published
and the citizens whose business
it is would like to know something of
the terms of the contract which ha*
ROBERT A COOPER.
Bob Cooper is at Saluda this week.
He is not a stranger in these parts
by any means. It is easy to remember
his kaleidioscopic run for governor
the last time?and to picture
him as in the running again after Manning
has served the usual four-year
term in the governor's office. Mr.
f - - --
Cooper's slogan was 'law eniorcement"
and Governor Manning, wuo
was elected upon that platform, is undoubtedly
making great headway toward
stamping out the law breaker. >
And Mr. Cooper is hand and glove with
the governor in eliminating factionalism
and in making of this State what
she sould be.?Batesburg Herald.
If Bob Cooper couldn't do more in
wiping oui iaciionansxxj man iviauning
has done, we pity liim. Yes, we
are trying to have law enforcement in
Charleston and Columbia against the
sale of liquor, but we see very little
difference in other matters. Seems to
us that now and then we Jnear ot a
lynching somewhere in the State, "but
we are not such a terribly lawless
people. If Bob Cooper wants to be
governor his opportunity is in 1916.
Fact is, we believe that he would have
been in the second race the last time,
if he had demanded a recount in some
places, instead of Manning, and in that
event he would have Deen elected. Ana
t':ey do say that down in Charleston
you can still get a drink without going
to the dispensary and buying a
Church of the Redeemer.
(Rev. Edw. Fulen wider, Pastor.)
Services Sunday, July 25, as follows;
10:15 A. M.?Sunday school.
11:15 A. M? Regular morning service
and the holy communion.
8:30 P. M.?Union service.
TVip nnhlir i<? rordiallv invited to all