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H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, August 13, 1915.
MAYOR FLOYD AN OPTIMIST.
"As a matter of fact," remarked
Mayor John F. Floyd of the city of \
Spartanburg, yesterday morning, "I j
am mighty w eary of this talk of busi-'
ness depression. There is no business '
depression, either in this town or in
any other town around about in this
territory, in my judgment. "We ibave
simply allowed ourselves to get in the
habit of accepting that statement without
thinking. It is time to 'cut it out.'
tTTvorv /vrmoprn in t,his citv is doine cL
business a little above normal for the
season of the year and I believe an examination
of the books will sT:ow it.
"Of course," said the mayor, "I want
to see this war stopped, but not for
business reasons, because the longer
it keeps up the richer this country is
going to be and the more self-sustaining
and prosperous the people of tfce
South are going to become."
In our judgment, tnat is jusi xne son
of talk the South needs at this time.
We have maintained for months that
business was coming back and that it
tad reached normal for this time of
the (year. A challenge to the business
concerns of the city to show that their
business is below what it was two
years ago would not bring a single response.
The country is prosperous,
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volume of business being done, but the
greatest evidence of prosperity is in
the change in the^ point of view by
the agricultural interests of the South.
The South is doing migfcty well and is
in a position to do a great deal better.
Fundamentally the situation Is
the best it has been in many years?
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That sort of talk and that feeling
as expressed by Mayor Floyd is just
the sort of talk and the feeling that
we need riglit here in Newberry. We
need less of grumbling and complaining.
They say that in Berlin and other
German cities business is going on just
as if there was 110 war anywhere, and
why should we, away o,ver here on thi?
side of the ocean, and in a land of
plenty, be complaining and whining
and talking F:ard times because there
is a place somewhere across the seas
where men are fighting each other?
We can never make times better by
conmplaining and faultfinding. .We all
want to see the war stopped, but there
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fit of hysteria because it continues. We
need a spirit of optimism and everything
will work out all right. It is
pretty hard sometimes for a fellow to
s&ile and be optimistic when he has
no money and does not know just exactly
where he is to get any, but he
lhad just as well smile and feel good
as to whine.
What we need in Newberry is to
start something tf: at will give employment
to people, and that means the
putting of money in circulation and
that means more business for every
oae. Money locked in the vaults of
the hanks will not do any one any
The building of that farmers' exchange
that we were writing about in
the last issue would ftelp this immediate
community and the entire county
about as much at this time as any
thing we know of just now. Will not
some one start the movement? It can
be done and will be a good investment
to those who put their money in
it, and at the same time help tfce
farmer to turn into cash many of the
products that are now thrown away
and wasted. /
Mr. Floyd is right. We need more
optimism. We need it_ right here in
TRY IT IN THIS STATE.
The State cf Virginia has a novel
dog law, which it is believed will enable
that State to raise sheep successfully
on a large amount of waste
land heretofore idle. This law makes
it a misdemeanor punishable by a fine
up to $50 for the owner to allow his
dogs to run at large in tne country.
The waste land, while entirely
suitable for sheep raising, was not well
adapted to cattle, for the reason tfcat
winter feed in those districts was too
high to make the wintering of beef
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"way of profitable, sheep raising was
These dogs, which were rarely fed,
lived cn young game during tf'.e spring
and summer and preyed on the sheep
whenever they were not watched, and
especially in the winter. The farmers
of Virginia grew tired of having their
waste lands idle and finally induced
the legislature to pass tne dog law.
T>:.e law when adopted by a county,
'makes it a misdemeanor for the owner
of a dog to allow that dog off his
prope- , unless he is with the dog.
In case of incorporated villages and
towns it permits the licensing of dogs,
but luakes it a misdemeanor for them
to roam outside of the incorporated
. The indirect effect of the law is to
allow amy farmer to sl:oot a lone dog
on his property.
jtiow vasny wouia souiu x^nrvuua. increase
in wealth if her hills were
sodded with lespedeza, Bermuda,
vetches, clovers and other grazing
crops, and sheep and goats permitted
to roam in safety.?Columbia Record.
Such a law in South Carolina migfM
be a good thing if it had the proviso
that any one might shoot the dog if
he found it roaming on his land. Bulj
we i.ave a lot of laws now that are
observed more in the breach than the
observance. For instance, here in
Newberry there is a law, or an ordinance,
tf:at no dog shall be permitted
on the streets without a muezle, but
all you i':ave to do is. to walk out on
the streets any day and you will find
dogs loafing around and no one thinks
of putting a muzzle on any of them
or arresting them. In fact, the enforcement
of such a law would mean
the extermination of the dog.
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it is true mat mere is a, iui ui
waste land all over South Carolina t'aat
could be put to sheep raising and to
battle raising, and this latter could be
done without the enforcement of the
dog law that they have in (Virginia and
our climate would suit the raising of
We do not believe that tfre dog law
suggested by the Kecorci would avan
much in South Carolina for the reason
that it could not be enforced.
We have not followed the plan as
closely as we wought to have, but we
understand that the Columbia chamber
of commerce or the generous merchants
of that citv are going to display
their unbounded liberality by allowing
the county weekly papers of the
State to advertise the capital city's
"harvest jubilee" free of all cost. They
are not going to d:arge the news^
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for Columbia and take borne trade
away from their home town. This is
one of the "cutest" little propositions
we have run up against in many
moons. Very characteristic, however,
and, sad to relate, effective in some
It is a pretty good advertising
scheme, vet vou should remember that
tfte State fair is a State institution
and a great reunion occasion for all
the people of South Carolina, and why
should not the newspapers help it
along. The newspaper has come to be
considered a sort of public institution
and does a lot of wTork for nothing.
And it has educated the people to be1?AT,A
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of the newspaper to do this free work.
A great many people have the idea
that you must fill space and if they
he!p you they are doing you a real
favor. The whole trouble is that t:e
average newspaper man does not place
himself a value upon his own merchandise,
acd he can not justly blame
other people if they do not. If iyou
want other people to respect yc*a, you
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nity and value to your own calling or
"A LAW UNTO HIMSELF."
"'No law has been broken. A lot of
people are disappointed because Governor
Manning is keeping campaign
promises, or striving manfully to do
crv onrf hoMiiso tho a^ministration is
making good in real achievement?
and t-at is about all there is in the
This is an extract from an editorial
in the Columbia Record defending
Gov. Manning in the offer of increased
salary of the superintendent of the
asylum from $3,000 as fixed by the leg
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isiature 10 $o,uuv. su mi <is vui uuservation
goes the newspapers that
have had anything to say about this
act of the governor are not interested j
in contributing to the failure of Gov.
Manning's administration, but on the
other hand have just as much interest
in South Carolina and tfhe good name of
the State as Gov. Manning.. iWe
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heard Gov. Manning's speech at Chick
Springs. He did not say that he was
giving this additional salary himself,
but ne said he was advancing it eaca'
month, and if the legislature did not'
see its way to pay it then he would j
cheerfully pay it himself. Of course;
he expects the legislature to pay the
increase. If ti:ey do I- will violate
a plain provision of the constitution,:
and we do not- believe that Gov. Man-:
ning should put the members in such
a position. That is all we have had!
to say about it.
The following from the Greenville
Piedmont states the case very clearly,
and wi:at it says is an tne criticism,
if you call it criticism, that has been
made in the matter:
The law fixes the salary of this officer
at $3,000 a year. Governor Man-;
nisff has aereed to Day him $6,000 a I
ivear, stating that be expected to ask
the legislature to grant tJ:is increase,
and that in the mean time he would
pay the increase monthly out of his
own pocket and seek repayment from
The legislature can not according to
law make this payment and will be
embarrassed by Governor Manning's
Article 13, section 30, of t)':e consti
tution provides: "The general assembly
shall never grant extra compensafee
or allowance to any public officer, (
agent, servant or contractor for service
rendered, or contract made, nor authorize
payment or part payment of
any claim under any contract not authorized
by law." We do not doubt j
Superintendent Williams' ability nor
the fact that he was making in his
practice more than the law will give
him as a salary. Nor do we doubt ti:e
excellent intentions 01 governor Manning.
We simply state-the law as it
is and think it unfortunate that the
governor regards it necessary to go
contrary to this law even for an excellent
Section 676 of the code of South Carolina
provides: "It shall be unlawful
for any public officer, State or county,
authorized by law to so contract, to
enter into or contract, for any purpose
whatsoever, in a sum in excess of t).:e
tax levied and the amount appropriated
for such purpose." The amount \
appropriated by the legislature for the
salary of the superintendent is as,
stated $3,000. When he and the governor
enter into contract for a larger
sum both l':e and the governor are, as
stated above, doing an "unlawful" act.
We regret this, for by so doing they
become "a law unto themselves." If
the salary provided by law for the
superintendent for the state hospital
is not sufficient, let the law be
changed and a proper salary provided.
The governor is not t)':e person to
cl.ange the law and in so doing he be
comes " a iaw umo niuise;i.
Superintendent Williams is . not the
first officer who has had to serve the
State at a sacrifice. Governor i\lanning
is now doing this. His salary is
much less than he was making in. private
life. There is as much right on
his part to demand extra compensa- j
tion for himself as there is on the;
part of Superintendent Williams. If
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the office be should not do so. But he
sl'.ould not accept it under requirements
which make a violation of the
law on his part as well as the governor.
This is a fine time for t?e use of the
split log drag. We hope the people
along the Appalachian highway will
drag the road and have it in as fine
condition as possible before the boater
trip on the 24tft. It will not take much
time to drag the road and it would
add greatly to the comfort and enjoyment
of those wfco go on this trip
to have the road in as good condition
as possible. Of course it will not be
long before we will have a real good
road, 'but a little dragging will do good
and will not cost much in time or
AWAITS MASTER'S RETURN.
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Keeps Watch at Grave.
Buckner, Kansas, Correspondence to
Kansas City Sfar.
Pete is only a dog. Just a collie dog
with tl":e gentle, expressive eyes of his
kind and ?* good deal of gray about his
muzzle, ic'ks in Buckner say tljp-t
they can notice the gray more the last
week or so, bu; they may be mistaken
Pete, l-eing cnly a dog, is not expect
ed to kn<;w tiie depths or emotion u:ai
persons feel. He is not supposed to understand
about death and sorrow and
utter loneliness and that sort of thing.
He was a smart dog, folks said, and
had been a faithful companion to his
ulster, William Hudspeth, wjo Uvea
cr. a farm near Buckner.
Li?: wv.en Mr. Hudspeth died three
weeks ago every one forgot about Pete.
There were so many things to be looked
after that the grief-stricken family
I fit nim to ms own devices, some 01
Vaoi;e in lhe funeral procession that
wound up the road to tl:e grave yard
o.i the hill r/member seeing him folio
wing along at the side of the road,
but he was gone when the crowd disnfr^p''
at thp cemetery.
It i. ad been a strange day for Pete.
Eaviy in the morning the people who
caroe to the house had routed him out
of his place in front of the door wnere
l.e had lain during the two weeks his
master was in bed. There were many
things which, being a dog, he did not
understand, There were all those people
who stood around and talked low,
and there were lots of flowers and
more tuggies tiea aiong ine ience tuan
h* had ever seen around the hitching
racks in Buckner.
They wouidn't let him in where his
master was, not even in ti e house, although
he tried to get in several times
And tnen finally they brought his masier
out in a big box and everybody
;vent down the road with him. He went
along, of course. Hadn't i e gone to
j town with him every afternoon for
But they didn't stop in town this
; time. They went on across the railroad
tracks and up the rock road.
They went slower up the hill and Pete
was glad of it, for IMs legs were not
as strong as they had been before the
hair around his muzzle turned white.
The hard road made his feet sore, too,
if he tried to go too far.
He stopped witia the rest of them at
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about in the grass and watched them
all go over to a big hole in the ground.
But his master wasn't amongst tS':em.
Perhaps he wasn't in that big box after
all. He'd probably stopped in town as
he always did, and Pete, foolish dog,
fcr.dn't noticed it. It was much more |
likely than tir at his master was in that I
box they were putting down in the I
So Pete started back. The loungers
on the bank steps called to iMm as he
stopped there, but he paid no attention
to them. They watched him trot on
down the street and stop for a moment
at each store Lis master had
used to visit. Then he disappeared out
the road to the farm.
The family, coming back to town,
rjet Pete, limping a little now. They
relief.t "him and took him in with them, j
A few minutes after they got back j
heme he was gone. J
The sexton, working late that night,!
heard a whining among t).e graves, j
T'nen he came to the newest one he
found Pete. The bog lay on the grass
at tlie side of the headstone and would
y.r\t nr\ mo Qttflv U'hpn fhp SPVtftn Ipft
The next morning he was still there.
Since then Pete i as never missed a
day at the grave yard. When he turns
in from the road he goes straight to
.the Hudspeth lot and stays there forj
hours at a time. The sexton has no- j
ticed his restlessness. He hunts around |
among the stones only to return to j
I is master's grave, jpmaiiy ne goes
back to the town and makes once more
the round of the stores.
lAt the furniture store he stops and
scratches at the screens. W] en they
come to let him jn, though, he looks
for a moment and walks away. At the
bank, if they open tf:-e door, he trots
around behind the cashier's cage and
into the directors' room and then goes
Sometimes he goes out to the farm
tf'en. Sometimes he goes back to the
grave yard and the sexton finds him in
the morning, whining at the mound of
earth. Always he has a restless, troubled
air as f:.e searches for some one
who can not be found.
One day Clifford Hudspeth, Mr. Hudspeth's
son, put on a pair of striped
overalls that had belonged to his
iatner. reie took up wun uim jmmtr (
diately and will follow him anywhere
?when he wears the overalls. .
He showed mucfi the same concern a
year ago when IMr. Hudspeth went to
California for a month. No one knows '
how Pete found out on which of two j
trains his master might return. Never!
a day passed, however, without his!
meeting both of them, and one day he
was rewarded. The station agent still
tells of Pete's bounding joy.
So Pete waits at his idler's grave.
How to Live to the Aere of 100.
In the "Interesting People" depart- j
ment of the August American Magazine
appears an article about Henry
F. Swanback, the oldest Odd Fellow in
America, wfro lives at the age of 100
at Greenwood, Nebraska. Mr. Swanback
was a boyhood friend of Bismarck's.
His grandfather lived to be
117. Following are his rules for living
to be 100:
"GO to Dea eariy ana get up eariv.
" Never sleep in a heated room. j
"Keep fresh air in the sleeping room.
"Sleep out of doors in summer?winter,
too, if it can be arranged.
"Drink plenty of fresh water.
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"Use very little red liquor. j
"As old age comes oil take, each <
morning, a small wine glass of onethird
glycerin and two-thirds good
"Smoke as often as yon please, but
do not inhale the smoke, or blow it
out through the nostrils.
"If you are unfortunate enough to
! lose your wife, get another. It is not
good for man or woman to live alone.
i "Don't worry over anything. Worry
kills more people than disease.
"Keep an even lemper ai an uuicB.
Be cheerful at all times.
"Keep 11. e feet dry and the head
"Never eat meat. A little chicken
will not harm one. but tnust not be
eaten too often.
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"?,at piency 01 iresu nsu.
"Do not drink coffee.
"Keep away from swe?t stuff. It
ruins the stomach and kidneys.
"Take plenty of outdoor exercise.
Walk a great deal.
"Follow these rules, and any normal
man, barring accidents, can live to be
Most Wonderful Thing in the West
In ti-e August American Magazine i
Philip Curtiss begins a new serial
novel entitled "And West is West." It
is a story of California and the expositions?a
tale of love, travel and adventure,
full of comedy and life. Followine
is a tidbit in waich one charac
ter explains to another what the most
wonderful thing in the west is:
"'Wf at was the most wonderful
thing in the West? We ought to see it
before we zo home,' suggested Miss
"But Camp shook his head.
"lAlas,' he replied, 'you never can!
Atw> mar thoneht it was tf:e Grand
Canyon. Another said it was the big
trees, but the prize went to a cattleman
from down near the Apache Reservation
who said he once knew a boy
who I: ad never seen a hog.'
"'A what?' interrupted Miss Susan.
" 'A hog,' replied Camp, 'a swine, a
pig. The boy was a sailor and cam-3
from the Friendly Islands. He drifted
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Up lO ILLIS 1CIIU vv s lauvu, auu nas
fascinated with the pigs that he followed
tJ:em around from da;y to day.
He was simply overcome with their
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It is often literally true that "the
weak things of the world" are able
to "confound the things that are
mighty." Not long ago a member of
parliament was caught napping by his
little granddaughter, who is the deKorVit
r\f hor rmrpntc anH t!" idrvl nf
115Ul VI "Vi V4AVW W ' V --V-. ~ grandfather.
She came before him,
her face wreathed in smiles, and said:
"Grandpa, I saw somet&fng running
across ti e kitchen floor this morning
without any legs. "What do you think
Mo stnriipri fnr's while hut finally
was obliged to give it up. "What was
it?" he asked.
"Water," answered the little lady
/Miss Gladys Guggles (coyly)?Does
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Clarence Snuckles (passionately)? j
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I'd rudder heah vo' chew sum den to I
listen to a minstrel basd- That's how
I loves you'.! . ,
me a i/ay
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ik of Newberry
rv. S. C.
DR. F. C. MARTIN
Examines Eyes, Fits Glasses
and Artificial Eyes
If your eyes are giving you trouble
don't fail to consult him.
Office over Anderson's Dry Goods
NOTICE OF ELECTION IN BIG
CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 20.
Whereas, one-third of the resident
Aloptrvrc and a HVa nrnnrvrtinn nf thf*
resident freeholders of the age of 21
years, in Big Creek school district, No.
20, of the County of Newberny, State
of Soutfn Carolina, have filed a petition
with the County Board of Education
of Newberry County, South Carolina,
petitioning and requesting that an
election be held in said school district
on the question of levying a spe
cial additional tax of two mills to be
collected on all the taxable property
located in the said school district.
Now, therefore, the undersigned,
composing the county board of education
for Newberry county, South
Carolina, do fcereby order the board
of trustees of Big Creek school district
Xo. 20, to hold an election on the
said question of levying a special additional
two mill tax to be collected on
ti e property located in the said
school district, which said elec
tion shall be held at Big creeK
school house, in said school district
No. 20, on Saturday, August 28,
1915, at which said election the p?lls
shall be opened at 7 a. m. and closed
at 4 p. m. The members of the board
of trustees of said school district
stall act as managers of said election.
Only such electors as reside in said
school district and return real or per
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sonal property lor taxation, ana who
exhibit their tax receipts and registration
certificates as required in general
elections, shall be allowed to vote,
Electors favoring the levy of sudh tax
shall cast a ballot containing the word
"Yes" written or printed tfaereon, and
each elector opposed to such levy si-all
cast a ballot containing the word "No"
written or printed thereon.
Given under our hands and seal on
this the 10th day of August, 1915.
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S. J. DERRICK,
J. S. 'WHEELER,
County Board of Education
for Newberry County, S. C
The State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry.
By 0. C. Schumpert, Probate Judge:
Whereas, Lenore Broaddus made suit
to me to grant her letters of administration,
with the will annexed, of the
estate and effects of Mrs. H Adelle
These are, therefore, to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Mrs. H. Adelle
Robinson, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court of
v.q'm at Yewberry. S. C.,
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on Friday, August 27th next, after publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, to sf:ow ";ause, if any they
have, why the said administration
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should not oe graniea.
Given under my hand this 12th day
of August, Anno Domini 1915.
C. C. SCHUMPERT,
j F ?J. N. C.