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E H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New 6erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter. TeSday, Feluary 36. 1909. THE riRE DEPARTMENT. Some time ago The Herald and News called attention to the need of a few paid men in the Newberry fire de pairtment, who would stay on duty at the departm-ent headquarters continu ously, in order that the hose wagon might respond immediaitely when an alarm is turned in. Newbeary Is volunteer d-epartmont has been severely tested on nuv oe -as;ions, and its members are as ready and as willing and as loyal as can be found in any volunteer department anywhere. Dangers have, not deterred them when by their efforts lives or property could be saved, -and they de serve ithe gratitude of the people of Newberry. But when an alarmis turned in the members of the volunteer department have to go from their places of bui ness or tiheir homes to the d-part ment's headquarters. and the hose wagbn must wait for them in or-er to have somebody to mann the appara tus. In this way much valuable time is, of necessity, lost. What Newberry needs is to have two paid firemen on duty continuous lv. When an alarm is turned iin the.sC two paid men could go out with the wagon and; the members of the volun teer department could go straight to the scene of the fire. There ought t1 be two men during the day and two during the nighit. By all means, how ever, there ought to be two durirg the night. During te day some of the members of the department are very apt to be nea,r headquarfers, and -not very much. time is lost. At nighi. however, and especially after mid nigiht, it is sometitmes the case that eonsiderable time is lost before the wagon can leave. We should not wait until we have another disastrous conflagration. A fire department is needed before a fire-not afterwards. EXAMI[E YOUR LABEL.' The subseribers whose subserip tions expired on ithe first of .Febru ary and who 'have not renewed under our iruling ought 'to have been taken off with the last issue. As yesterday was. the 15th we send the paper again today to those whose subscriptions expiired on the first of February. Notices 'have been mailed in addition to 'the notice whic~h ap pears on the label opposite the name, and if renewal is not made at once, the names -will be taken from' gar *mailing list. Please, therefore. exam ine your label and see if your sub seription has expi-red. We do not care to take your name off the list .and in fact are very aaixious to retain it, but we expect to adhere strictly to our rule not to sen<d papers after fifteen days from the day of expira stion. A TENNESSEE JURY. It is to be hoped that tue jury whieh 'has been drawn in Nashville to try the slavers of ex-Senator E. W. Carmack is not a fair sample of- the juries of Tennessee. Tfhe object seem ~ed to be to secure the most illiterate jury posible. The panel was comn pleted on Saturday after twenty days of jury dra'wing, during wvhich time five venires of .500 names ea.ch. and one of 519, a itotal of 3,019. were drawn and examined. An Associated Press dispatch from Nashville states that "four of the jurors accepted can neither read nor write, and two others understand Engldis'h only indifferently. All ex .cept one of the twelve swore he had not read a -newspaper sinee before the killing, and some 'had not read one for ten yea:rs. Bierman, the only excep tion, had been out of the State from 'the week beUfore the killin:t' until t h' (day lie wvas summone)l~d.' It is stated that the law madle in c'am1>e:ent those who 'had read the~ stenographie report publtished in the -newpmer of i:he testimony on the lk ed xvtI:iW 1Z1V I I ed with one who ihad t-alked with a witness being disqualified under the Tennessee staitutes, and the supreme court of Tennessee having%held that l ewspt'1J rN' niing verlmatili t, s ~ l1(01Y bevolITs a . Wi Il' I Is talked to a witnress.. NWhatever the cause of its selectiow, such a jury must serve -to bring .tihe whole jury system into disrepute. There are some good mie and true who cat ileilier read nor write-al though there is no exeuse for it, ex eep.t in rare instances, in these days but. something is wrong when sueh a jury as has been empanelled in the Coopei ease is called upon to judge lbetween a sovereign State and one of its citizens who is charged with the ighest crime known to the law. We are glad that we dg not line such juries in Newberry county or in South Carolina. The legislature is nearly through with elections and it is believed will soon go to legislating.-Spartanburg Journal. Better adjourn. The "knocker'' at Clifton and Glendale is almost an extinct species of 'humanity. In fact, a died-in-the wool "knocker" at either place would be worth big money as a mus eum freak.' We're a set of "boos ters," we are, and watch our mills run full time with plenty of 1help twelve months in a year.-Clifton Chronicle. We mi4ht, spare you one o. two for your museum. We.'ve got 'em here that "knock" when vou are .trving to help them. THE WAY TO PROSPERITY. Here is a literal :transcript of an advertisement appearing in a Georgia newspaper: Wanted-To Contract for 1.000 Tois Tomatoes, 100 Tons Sweet Potatoes, 100 Tons Peaches, 100 Tons Beans, -Canning Factory. This means that 'the canning fac tory 'has encountered difficulty in se curing sufficient orude products to support its industry and meet the de mands of its customers. And yet each one of these four ar tieles can be raised .in endless abund aince and at nominal expense by thou sands of faunmers in Georgia. This means that we are inadver tently blind a.nd carelessly extrava gant in Georgia. We are blind to :the opportunities that push themselves under our noses, and extravagant with the resources given us in perpetuity and 'without limit by Omnipote nee. Year after year we are content to send millions out of the State for canned goods, and other commodi ties as easily produced in Georgia. We complain each year regarding the menace of a bumper erop of cot ton, the occasional tighltness of mon ey When ithe simplest sort of solution offers itself to ten thousand farmers and business meni in Georgia.-Atlan ta Constitution. What 'the (Constitution ss of Georgia and the possibilties of the Georgia farm and the Georgia farmer wiil applly with equal force to South Carolina. Tomatoes can be grown and canned in South Carolina and yet practically all that are consumed in this State are shipped from other States. Sweet poeatees and Iish potatoes and beans all grow or can be grown in abhundanee in South Caro lina. N;oi only these articles but a great many more cean be raised with profit right here and yet we send elsewherre for them. We certainly are blind to the opportunities that are all around us. Nature is lavish in :her gifts to this section and vet on account of it possibly wve do not appreciate them or take advantage of them and go 01n eery year g' row1ing all cotton and crying hard times and sending out of the State millions of dollars for those things we could produce a~t a! profit right here at ihome. Tihe solution is simple, as the Con stitution says, and yt the farmers go on in the same old way. Not Expected to Live. The friends of Mr's. L. C. Norris were pained to lea~rnl yesterday after noon t'hat she was noit expected to live. Mrs. Norris is the mother of Mr. Robert Norris, and the step-moth er o+- s W. H. untie of the city. CABLE EXHIE Creating Great Intei cal Talent for \ mental R< The Cable exhibit -recitals promise to be the greatest musical event ever enjoyed by t1he people of Newberry, and from tie eitlusiasle sUp)plrt w,hich our leading musicians a-re giv ing Messrs. Wallace and Kennerty and Mrs. Roy Z. Thomas. under whose personal direction tihese con certs will be given, we are sure that they will prove a series of musical sensations and will be long remember ed by the people of this section. Mrs. Roy Z. Thomas. w1hose musi cal ability and energy for organiza t,ion is well known, has interested the very best of Newberry's musical tal ent. and the general public may ex p-eet some very pleasant surprises during these recitals. Among the well-.known Newberry ladies who are encouraging the exhli bit, sale, and concerts, some of whom will take part in tihe musical pro grammes, are: Mrs. A. T. Brown, Mrs. J. W. Halkiwanger, Mrs. J. A. Bur ton, Mrs. S. B. Jones, Mrs. J. M. Kib ler, Miss Carrie Pool, Miss Ethel Boozer, Miss Crace Clark, Miss Caro lyn Cromer. Mrs. Alice Robertson, Miss Hattie Leavell, and many others. The advanced musie pupils of New berry will also enliven the program with their vocal and instrumental nunebers. PLEASANT CHARLESTON. A Courteous and Leisurely Tcwn With Customs New to Stranger. New York Sun. A letter about Charleston in the Sunday Sun, in which the politeness of the streets par conductors is men tioned, inis one who spent last winter in or irar irhat city of similar i,stanees of courtesy on the part of these offieials. Is, there any other city in America where tI conductor will open a woman passenger's umbrella for her on a rainy day with a courtley grace and handc it to her as she steps off :the ear; or, when she is about to board .the vehicle with a suit ease, take it from her, 'keep .it on the back platform until she reaches her des tination, then, not allowing her .to carry it down .the steps, gets off the car himself with it and hands it to her as she goes on her way -rejoieing, if she is not a Charlestonian, at her nov el experience? These things happen ed to ,the mriter in that quaint City by the Sea. Your correspondent's mention of the late hour for the midday meal re minds the writer that sehe was unable to get some embroidery materials in one of -the largest department stores inl Charleston at about in the after noon' because t'he person in charge of .the ''art department'' was at her dinner. it also brings to mind a diffi ulty experienced 'by strangers mak ing afternooni calls upon their ac (uantances or those to whom they have letters of inltrodiuetionl in Char leston. No matter at all whether one oes a t 2, 3, 4,. Pr 5 o'clock, oneC is as ri el o uj ot tue's host or hostess. Af er a while of cour;se, one gets a men-~ al schedule ot the meal habits of ne's friends, and then all is plain aiing, b ut what a mediaeval feeling it gives one to be obliged to) ring at he gate instead of ait the front door, especially when the bell gives a thun derous peal, wh,ich seems calculated to arouse half tihe block or alarm tihe :hellers in the house in time of war; and how the northern 'housekeeper envies the southern matron who can keep servants who are obliged to ,tra el fifty steps or moire from the front door to the gate for every casual cal ler! One hears many amusing stories aout these du.sky servants, by the way, w:ho accordling to their mist'res ses are far from being perfeetion. One harlescton lady told the writer of a butler who was, as she thought per fectlyv trained in the seirvice of coursC dinnery. One day for some unknown reason lhe brought in the ducks in a soup tureen. 'Now, really,'' she as sured me, "you can't guard agains.t things like that. It wouldn't occur to you to say before dinner, 'William, do not serve irhe ducks in the soup t ureen'' Another lady had a green .maid, wh o insisted upon ushering callers -in to her bed :oomi without any previous warning. She was instructed to ask eallers for their cards1 at thle door and bring them up to her mistress. A few days afiterwardl she met one of her best friends on tihe street. - What new rule have yon at your house now?' the latter deanded. '"What do you IT CONCERTS! rest==Splendid Musi= 'ocal and Instru Mcitations Aion.g, the several Inale niusicians eerIO il, a l' - tIaf. I". IY Z. . of M(ran. M'. Janw,4 Burton anid oth-er;; of Newberry, and Mr. Deidrick J. Voight. formerly Itenor soloist with Haveriv's Masiodon. Minstrels of New York and London. That wondierful musieal marvel., the Kii.sberry Innor Player vill also be an attractive and unique feature of tlhe recitals. Anorhe,r feature will be the short talks of Mr. R. B. Wallace on piano construction and the seience of piano acoustics. which wiile in teresting and instructive, will not be too technical to be .readily understood and appreciated. Many pia:no mys teriies will be fully explained by Mr. Wallace, who is a piano expert of wide experience. Musical programme and dates for these concerts, which will be conduet ed at the Cable exhibi!t at 1204 Main street, in the building formerly oc .cupied by Watts' Racket store will be announced later. Tihe Cable people will offer some startl.ing price reductions in hiigh Imrade pianos and no doubt our peo ple with fully appreciate this oppor tunity ito secure the splendid piano vlue extendedl inl this sale. inwan ' asked til usepi<rrTA mean ?" asked the surprised lady. "Why," said the other la.ughino-. "I eanie to see you the other day. and 1whe maid demanded at the door, 'Walia's No' ticket ? When it dawned upon me what she meant, I said I -hadn't brough,t my card ease. 'I can't let vo' in with.out yo' ticket,' was her firm response as she shut. the door <in my face. Even a Charleston beggar is a. lit itle different f im other beggars. An old white woman accosted a stbrang.er in t'he .eity 'last winter, begging for a niek~el to g'et home to her "sick daughter.'' When she had obtained it, she entreated, "Lady, please give me yo' name, an' I'll bring you some ripe figs in the summer.'' /he giver considered that bit of local' color worth fully five cents. Traveler. Brevard, N. C., Feb. 6. Heard But Not Seen. Philadelphila Record. The prisoner aeknowledged that 'he h-aid stoten ,the precious stone. "Whak did you do .with 'it?"' de manded the police officer. "Smadowed dit,'' returned the ac eusedi, defiiintay. The officer did no>t look surprised. "I've voften ~heaird of a dilanand in tihe ough,'' he comimetted. Help in Carving. Washliington Herald. "Why is ihis carperter 's vise cla1mp.ed to Uthe diningz room table?'" "'Tva~t '.s for hrolding 'the turkey, " answered the headl of the 'hourse with NOTICE. Notice i< hereby given that we. the undersigned J1ury C'ommissioners for Newberry Country, S. C., will on the 26th inst at 9 odelock A. M., in the office of the Clerk of Court, openly and publicly draw 'the names of thir ty six men who shall serve as Petit Jurors at th'e Court of General Ses sions which will .convene at Newber [ry, S. C., March 13th, 1909. and con tinue one week. Notice is also 'hereby given ithat we will at t'he same time and place draw the names of twelve men wlho shall serve as Grand Jurors fo the year 1909. Jno. L. Epps, Enig. S. Werts, Jno. C. Goggans, Jury C'ommrissioners for Newberry County, S. C. iFebruary 15th. 19)09. A STARTLING STATEMENT. New York Medical Authorities Claim tion. The post mortem statistics of the hi New York hospitals show that some cases omn consumiption are due touncheek.ed dlyspepsia, 'especially when tlhe victim was pr'edisposed to tuberculosis. 1)DIy:sppsia1 wea:rs 'om t.he b)ody and brain. the wea kened. irritable stomi aceh is unab)le tI dligest food, the body do es not r*eceive t K required nourish ment, co nstipat:ion ensues and .the vic ti becme tin, weak and hagrard. TO BE You Must Be Well Read. It is always a decided compliment to any man or woman to hear his or her friends speak of them as b:ing a well read person. It carries with it the evidence of knowledge, informa tion and culture This opportunity is offered every one at Newberry by MAYES' BOOK ST ORE, and at very reasonable prices. You should call and look over the many new books we have on exhibit at 50c. Among which you will find the following: The Spenders. Dri and I. .The Southerners. The Waters of Caney Fork. The Kidnapped Millionaires. A Man's Woman. The Last Hope. A Thief in the Night. The Ordeal of Elizabeth. We give these as a sample of the many good things we have in the book line for the reading public. You should make the BOOK STORE your headquarters during .your leisure hours, and thus become acquainted with the large number of fine books and periodicals we have on our shelves. TMIes' Book Store' 'Phone 35. Newberry, S. C. The 10 Cent Store7 Better PreprefftilllE er Before to supply your every need in HOUSEKEEPING. *Every department complete. Enamel Ware, Tin Ware, China Ware, Crockery Ware, Glass Ware, Household Hardware and Kitchen Ne cessities, Notions, Nov,elties, Etc. : : : :: Always receiving something "N EWA." Watch our windows. Anderson10Oc 00., Newberry, S. C. Asa result, :the body becomes~ a fer-D pesaTbt Crinyoof tile field .for the germs of disease tofrcudbeoefa,anthofr odge and flouristh. o idrrn e~si ro oitv Therefore, tihe person who permits V'tRxNDse~aT~lt r dyspepsisa to progress unhindered isdpncabendiflilrmdyI uilty of contribating toward the de-asmhasheediewllotya velopment of one of ithe most insidiousnohgiftdesntenitouw andl fatal diseases known to mankind. 'reyuwoaesfeigwt n Dyspepsia is curable if properly dgsino yppi otyti e rted. Gilder and Weeks sell a re- me.Atwnyiecntbxo medy .whieh they positively guaran-RellDspiaTbet onis e. will eure inldigetion1 or dyspep- e~uhmdcn o ite as in or t-hey will pay for .all the medi-tetet eebe ~x:iDs inme used dluringa the trial. This reme- ppi alt r nysl nNw yv is an absolutely new medical dis-be-vyGldrad eesDu co~t!hatandxha-lbDyspnamed RebaetsStore.