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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
Gerry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Friday, March 4, 1910.
PAVE THE STREETS.
The Herald an News hopes that
.eity couneil will aceept the proposi
tion of the Atlantic Bitulithic Co.,
for paving the streets. We believe
that it will be economy in the end,
and for such permanent work as
this a little debt of $25,000, carried
through five years is a very small
matter for a town the size of New
It is an investment that would
pay in many ways. It would pay as
an advertisement for the town. It
would pay in the saving of work
that is to be replaced after each
rain. It would pay in the matter of
dust which now covers the goods in
all of the stores adjaeent to the
street which it is proposed to pave.
Jt would put Newberry in that
class to which she rightly belongs.
Those who are to come after us
would be grateful and thankful to
have the debt to pay if the money
were put in permanent improve
ments of this character.
There has been entirely too much
temporary work done on our streets.
Of course the kicker would kick but
we believe the majority of the peo
ple of Newberry would approve a
progressive step like this. We are
sure they would after the work was
done and they saw what it would. be.
It is proposed to do work similar
to that which was done on the Main
street in .Columbia, and those of our
eitizens, who have been to Columbia
since this paving was done, know
what a beautiful street Main street
* in Columbia now is.
Paving of this kind is 'durable, it
isnoiselesand itis said to be
dustless and is mu!eh easier on the
hiorses than brick or stone.
We cannot see how any right
thinking person can object to work
of this kind even if it does put a
small debt on the city. We will put
it a little 'different: We cannot
conceive how any citizen of New
berry is. not enthusiastically in fa
vor of this work being done now,
and we feel somietime like getting up
a petition to council to have the
work done at once. If Newberry is
to keep in the 'elass to which she
rightly belongs, she must do some
permanent street work.
The Herald and News wants to
see the paving done and if some
other company will 'do it better and
cheaper than -the Atlantic Bitu.lithic
Co., why then get that company.
Before any work of this kind is
undertaken however, a competent
engineer should be employed to
make the grades and other things
necessary with a view to extending
the work in the future. It will be
- necessary to extend the work some
timne in'the future.
The game law went into effect on
Tuesd1ay. No killing of partridges
is now lawful. The game warder,
Mr. J. W. Henderson, will enforce
* the law so far as he is able and you
may be sure he will know it if you
'The Herald and News just can't
ihelp publishing a good live up-to
date newspaper. It comes natural.
More farmers should have haear,d
the lecture of Prof. Barrow on
corn culture. In fact he was with
us two days. In view of the fact
that the attendance was not larger
and to give all the farmers of the
county the benefits of his lectutre,
The Herald and News prints a full
report. It is a very important sub
ject and Prof. Barrow knows what
he is taflking about.
An Ohio merchant fell dead while
cleaning off his sidewalk. We know
some merchants who will never die
from that dies.-Adro Mail.
Don't you know some people who
are not merebants who are immune i!
Wie think we do.
(Continued from Page Eight.)
our soil good and deep during the
fall and winter in order that it may
store up as much of the winter rains
as possible against this scareity.
Then next spring and summer
this reserve supply will be brought
$o the urface by ca,pillary power to
make "p for the deficieney. This
deep stirri.ng and thorough pulveri
zation will also prove of great ben
efit in that, by the free admission of
air, more plant food of the soil is
rendered available. Since the corn
plant is one of rapid growth it is
important that most of the material
of our soil shall be easily and rapid
ly available if our crop is to derive
much benefit therefrom.
Of course an important feature of
successful corn growing is the use of
good seed. It will no more be eco
nomical to plant scrub -seed than it
is to breed from scrub stock' and the
better breed our seed is, the surer
can we expect a remunerative crop.
Care in this item will pay hand
somely. We all recognize the faet
that our best corn is made from
early pla.nting and for that reason
frequently plant our corn too early
i. e. before the soil is warm enougn
for best germination. As a conse
quence defective stands or sometimes
entire replanting often follow. I
spoke of the soil being warm
enough advisedly because if we will
be guided by its temperature and
not so much by the way-the air feels
or what the thermometer registers
upon our front porch we can fre
quently avoid the trou,ble referred to.
It is unsafe to put corn seed in the
ground bedre the temnperature og
the same is near 60 degrees. When
this temperature has been reached a
few cold and raw days will not cool
it down to the danger point for
germination and much loss of seed
could be .avoided by giving attention
to this item. While under normal
onditions flat planting and flat cul
tivation a#e best, yet in early plant
ing it is generally adviable to
plant upon a slight ridge so as to
avoid the danger of an excess of
oisture and the consequent low
temperature. The idea that by
;lanting in the water furrow and af
terwards working a lot of dirt to
the corn we insu.re it an abundance
cf mosture because) the roots are
buried deeply is a mistake. Corn
roots will come near the surface
whether they started deep or not.
Water furrow planting may have
some advantages with certain meth
rds of cultivation. but the securing
pf moisture is not one of these ad
;antages. It is ratehir difficult to
.ay down any definite rules for fer
~liization bejeause our soils differ
so widely in their plant food re
uirements. While corn is a heavy
feeder upon potash, yet, especially
upon the red clays of the Piedmont,
there is usually almost if not quite
enough of this material in an avail-'
able form. So that nitrogen and
phosphoric acid are the chief plant
food requirements to be used in
commercial fertilizer. Of these it
is usually safe to put all the phos
phoric acid down at the time of
planting. If the soil is of fair qual
i.ty it is usually best to put only a'
small amount of the nitrogen at this
time reserving the remainder to be
used as a top dressing in the form
of nitrate of soda later on. An ex
ess of nitrogen in the early stages
of its growth is apt to cause the for
"THE MOONLIGHT M
mation of an. excess of stalk and
leaf. These in their turn not only
call for a larger quantity of food
ingrelients but also cause .A very
heavy drought upon our too -ofteh
short supply of moisture.
The more thoroughly this - fertili
zer is mixed with the soil the better
will be the results and the 1es will
be the danger of "firing.''
After the corn is plante4 ideal
cultivation consiste of frequent
shallow -stining of the surface soil.
This stirring should be shallow.. so
as to injure the mim'um of rots.
It should be frequent especially in
dry weather (once a week or ten
days) because it prevents the loss
of moisture and also kills you.ng
weeds and grass before they have
grown large enough to give trouble.
When the corn begins to shoot for
tassel it will then frequently pay to
add the rest of our nitrogen in the
form of 50 to 100 pounds of the
nitrate of soda. This is best applied
broadcast between, the rows and if
'the weather is dry it can be harrow
ed in. The width of the row and
thickness in the row of plants va
ries very greatly with the capacity
of the soil. From four to five foot
rows will usually be found best while
1he plants can vary all the way from
a few inches to two feet in the drill.
The better the land and the larger
the supply of moisture the closer ean
the plants be grown.
(Continued from Page Eight.)
Observer, was asked if he had any
thing to say, and replied that he
had no suggestions to make, but he
did not see how any permanent im
provements could be made in the
present condition of the city's fi
nances as stated by Alderman: Bax
Mr. E.. H. Aull, editor of The Her
ald and News, who was also' present,
was asked if he had anything to say,.
and in response he said that prob
ably he had already said more than
he ought to say, but he was now SM4
.always had been heartily in favor of
permanent improvements, and he
shoped that city counnil would put
the copi'ng around the equare in
front of the old couirt ~house andl
make a park out of it and that it
would also do ,some street pavEing
He said that lhe did not believe fin
one genei-ationi paying for all of the
permanenit improvements that were
made, and that if the city eoun.cil
could arrange to put down $25,000
worth of street paving to be paid'
for in Ave years at $5,000 pe~r year,
he believed it would be the best
investment that the city could make.
* - HIAWATHA. *
* A Dramna in' Six Acts. *
A very pleasing and attractive
play will 'be given at the Utopia
schoolhouse Friday evening March
It is the story of Hiawatha, the In
~dian hero of Longfellow's well
knwn poem. Th'e scenes cover his
ehole life beginning 'with the time
when he was a mere boy, the lover
of .the birds and beasts.'
"Then the little lliawa.tha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their
AIDENSt" IN"H Y
PRCE : 0c..5
One of the most interesting acts
is "Hiawatha's wooing." Contrary
to the warnings of the faithful old
Nokomis, to seek a maiden of his
people, -Hiawatha goes far off to the
falls of Minnehaha and carries away
the dark-eyed Laughing Water from
her father, the old Arrow-maker.
Xinnehaha seemingly reluctant, but
pover*4kh s willing folbwjo her
"own Miawatha brave'' to his dis
Strangply in contrast to this
,scene is "The Death of Minneha
ha." The long,' cold and cruel~win
ter has put the stamp of famine
upon the face of the earth.
"The ice on, lake and river
Ever thicker, thieker, thicker.'
"'The snow o'er all the landscape
Ever deeper, deeper, deeper''
'has killed all the animals upon whieh
the Indian depended for nourish
ment, and search as he will through
forest and on lake the frenzied Hia
watha can find no food for his fe
The character of Hiawatha is one
of the most noble in all fiction. His
love of nature, returned in the per
fect trust for him of all the birds
and beasts; his attempts to make his
people happier by the introduction
,of maize and picture writing; his
un,bounded love for Minnehaha,
"loveliest of all the women;" his
uncontrollable grief over the death
of his beloved-all go to make up
perfect Indian character.
The Indian songs .to be sung by
the "Indian Maidens" is not by
any means the least parts of the ev
-The scenery will be as constisemt
as one can make it. "The wood
lands all around" will be the main
Patronize the play, won't you?
The proceeds will. go for the im
provement of the school and if you
are interested in - the school you
eannot afford to miss it; and whether
you are interested or 'not you can
not afford to miss the play.
Come and bring your friends with
1Oc., 15c. and i
All day Saturday at
Sc. Toilet Soap Sati
Ten Cakes tc
A few Rose' Bushes and !
to close out Friday and
IAN TWINS" AT THE
1.00 $1.50. TICKET
Of Books of Clerk City. CounciL
March 1st, 1910.
Receipts from January 1 to March
To balance on hand.. ..$ 14211.74
Fines paid.. ......... 208.40
Dog Tax.. ........... 7.00
Taxes.. ............. 1153.93
Rents.. ........... 20 00
Police Salary Mollohob
mill (remit 1-2) .. .. 52 50
From Commissioners Pub
lie Works.. ......... 200.00
Cemetery Lot.. ....... 5.00
Less Disbursements .... 18566.P9
Bal ca.h on hand March- 1 1628.18
'Petty cash.. 00$ 336.47
Savings Bank .. 79.64
Nation-al Bank 1212.07
$ 1628 18
I have examined the Books of the
N\ewberry City Council and flnd
them correct. The above is a true
copy of same showing oah balance
on hand March Ist, of $1,628.18.
E. A. Griffin.
Disbursements January 1 to March
Police Department .. ...$ 38g. 02
Street Department.. ..... 598.60
Fire Department.. ......74.20
Board of Health....... 71.50
Printing and Advertising. 327.75
Miscellaneous Expenses . 56.45
Office Expense. . .. ... 1.50
Material and Repairs.. 416.27
Feed, aount.. .. ........ 83.51
Bond Coupons paid.....4815.00
Bill Payable.. ........10000.00
Oil and Light Dept... ...13.97
Abated License.-... ..... 5.00
Water and Lights.. .....1177.45
Int. and Dis... ........15.00
salar.... .. .. .. .. . 115.00
County Taxes.. .. .. .. 224.07
Police Uniforms.. .. .. 188.10
Total 1isbursements ..$18566.39
the yard - I
rday 2 for 5 Cents
hrubs left, all 2 years old
Saturday at Sc. each.
4 NOW ON SAL .00:
Jones & Werts
west Mari Street..
Fresh, Fancy and Staple
And all other seasonable
articles just arrived and
for sale at Reasonable Prices
Meats of all kinds in-the
Market a specialty.
Phone No. 40.
R0 Y A
Comprises every essential feature
perctly combined with
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It bears distinction
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THE REAL STANDARD
SOLD ON 'EASY TERMS
Old Machines Taken in Exchange
General'Aent, Columa, S. C.
Muzzlev Your Dog.~
Th~e or'dinancie against permitting
dogs to run on the streets except
they be muzzled .will be strietly en.
forced. See that yourdog is kept
off the streets unless he have the<
propekr muzzle. Otherwise h1e wi,
be taken up.
,C. W. Bishop,
Ohief of Police.
I have a thoroughbred J.acz, js
from Kentucky, 14 1-2 herds~hig~h
three yer old and be weighs be
t.ween 7 and 8 hundred pounds. He
is a picture exact; he will stand
oge mile west of Mr. Hayne Folk's
at' my house; he is ready.
Murray H. Kinard.
Do you live in a town having 200 or
more negro population? If so, an#~
-you wa-nt to make $50 to ~$200 per
month easy, send $1 for scheme giv
ing full porticulars. Satisfaiction
guaranteed. This is one of the best
money makiing plan.s ever offered.
3. F. QLAER,
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