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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, October 7, 1910.
We notice that a number of the
counties In this State are holding
very successful county fairs. Some
of the older citizens of this county
vill recall that some 25 or 30 years
ago Newberry county was one among
the few counties in the State that had
a fair association and that they con
ducted a very successful fair. In fact,
as we recall it, the Newberry county
fair was something almost equal to,
the State fair in those days. It seems
to us that with advances in agri(ul
ture and improved methods of farm
ing that Newberry county might sus
tain a successful fair at this time, and
we would be glad to have our farmers
and others interested to express their
opinion of the advisability of organ
izing a county fair association.
The chamber of commerce of
Spartanburg has sent a delegation of
boosters to the exposition at Knox
ville, Tenn. The large delegation has
gone in a private car with the sole
purpose of advertising Spartanburg.
The Herald and News suggested
sometime ago the advisability of send
ing somebody from Newberry to the
Appalachian exposition at Knoxville,
and also to the exposition at Cincin
nati, but some how the suggestion did
not meet with sufficient approval to
result in action. Of course, it would
cost a little money, but it pays for a
community to advertise as well as it
pays for the individual merchant. A
delegation has been appointed to go
to the Conservation congress at At
lanta this week, but we do not know
that any of them will attend. If there
is benefit to be derived from repre
sentatives going to these meetings,
the community reaps the benefit and
it should not be expected -that the rep-'
resentative should pay his own ex
penses as well as give his time.
* THE IDLER. *
* ** * * * * * * * * * **
I don't know whether my sugges
tees started 'em up or not, but I no
tice the candidates for the town pri
mary are coming to the front. We',
that's right. Let the people know
who you are and what you want.I
would like to know who 'favors The
Idler's park. Now, don't all speak
at once, because it might embarrass
me. And then how many favor paved
streets, and will tell us bow to se
cure them. Platforms are good
things, but we want to know how 'you
are going to carry out your platform.
I heard a man say once that political
platforms were akin to platforms on
passenger trains. They were built to
get in on and not to stand on. Well,
that may be, but still it creates a lit
tie amusement to have platforms and
to hear the candidates discuss them.
But I am not in politics and am just
making a few passing remarks.
I would like to know, however,
~when some of these old burned and
charred buildings are going to be
toma down. I notice that one in
Friend street near the union station
still stands. I passed along there the
other day and I noticed that the weed s
were flourishing on the edge of the
inner side of the sidewalk and that
there was a precipice there perpendic
ular down something less than a hun
dred feet and I wondered if some
stranger were to walk along there
going from the train to the hotel and
accidentally stepped in that precipice
what he would think of the town, and
if he would have a good action for
damages. And then I did not.see that
street light that city council ordered
up at the union station In this street
about a year ago, but then It may be
there at night. I don't go out at night
and, of course, do not speak with
authority about the light.
Have you noticed the knots in the
streets? They remind me of big
knots on old field pine logs, only more
so-just a little bit more so. I won
der why they don't smoothe them off
just a little, instead of scraping all:
the brick bats and tin cans to the
centre of the street. If I could own
and operate an automobile I would
organize an association whose main
purpose should be to remove these
krnot+. Bit then I don't own an au
tomobilp and never expect to. And
yet I am hoping that some day I may,
but I am afraid it is only one of my
night dreams. And yet there is no
harm to hop;.. I remember how in
the country debating clubs, in the long
ago, we used to discuss the question
whether there was more pleasure in
the pursuit or the possession and from
the way I see the automobiles heading
to the garage I am almost pursuaded
that there is more pleasure in the
pursuit than the possession of an au
tomobile, except for the garage man.
I find the following in Frank Stan
ton's column in the Atlanta Consti
tution headed "The Sure Thing Now:"
The Sure Thing Now.
"A sign of good times in this sec
tion," says The Adams Enterprise,
"is that no bill collector has been shot,
or even crippled up, in the space of
six weeks, and that the last one of
'em wears a smilling face; also, that
we have paid the parson's salary, awl
the tax collector finds it comparative
ly safe to go his annual rounds."
It seems that some of the bill col
lectors hereabout feel like they might
shoot somebody. I am glad to know
that good times prevail somewhere
if it is only for the brief space of six
weeks. Maybe this season will reach
me some of these days. It must be
a great pleasure to be able to be
pleasant and polite to tec b:11 c ll%
tor and simply to sa- to bl.a pleas"
receipt your bill aftd th%la !f. down
and write him a check and have the
b,-,nk to pay it without looking up
y!r acccunt to see thit it was not
already in red. And then I notice in
-be same paper that the Billville Bair
n-r is offering "six annual subscrip
tians for one overcoat." The idea
of sicb extravagance in a newspa
ppr 11 1 had a paper I would feel
!Ukp it * as a waste G* good white
paper to offer one "annual subserip
tion" for an overcoat unless the
weather was quite different from
what it is now. ' What does any one
want even to think of an overcuat
when the thermometer registers
around 94 in the shade.
I have received the following:
Mr. Idler: You say you seldom go
out at night since you are growing
too old, so I suppose you do not know
that our merchants keep to an old
small town custom of keeping their
stores open on Saturday night until
midnight. Once upon a time this may
have been necessary, but surely now
our town is too large for such a nec
essity when we have phones and de
livery wagons and automobiles. Can't
every body get through with their
buying by 10 o'clock, at least, and
let the poor tired clerks go home and
rest for Sunday? See if you can't
make the merchants think so.
I have no doubt that this humani
tarian means well and has only the
interest of the clerks at heart, and
yet I am afraid it is a hopeless task.
in fact I have about reached the age
where I have concluded it is a safe
thing to let every body attend to his
own business and run it as he sees
best. Now, I doubt not if everybody
would close shop at 10 o'clock on
Saturday night everybody would get
just as much trade as would be ob
tained by keeping open to midnight,
but how are you going to get every
body of one mind. I am pleased to
pass on your suggestion and to ask
the merchants what they think of it.
. The Idler.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Unique Clock Invented by W. B. Rlk
ard-Ilany Charming Social Af
Prosperity, Oct. 6.--Miss Rebe
Langford has completed her course
in Macfeat's Business college, in Co
lumbia, and has returned home for a
Misses Kate Barre and Ellen Werts
spent Monday in Newberry.
Mr. W. A. Moseley spent Tuesday
in Greenwood, looking after his farm
ing interests in that section.
Rev. E. W. Leslie, A. M., of Nace,
Va., has accepted the call to Grace
Lutheran church, and will take charge
the first of January.
Messrs. J. H. and F. R. Hunter, of
Newberry, spent several hours in town
Mr. Lee Miller, of Newberry, is vis
iting his sister, Mrs. L. C. Merchant.
Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Brown, of New
berry, are the guests of Mr. 5. Y.
Mr. Young Brown left Thursday for
Atlanta, where he will enter the
Southern Dental college.
Mr. W. B. Rikard has invented a
tower style parlor clock, which is
eight feet high, has four faces which
are all operated by the same mechan
ism. It will be on exhibition at the
Rev. Gilbert Voigt will preach in
Gteace Lutheran church Sunday a. m.
M D1 o'clock.
Mrs. J. L.~ Wise, au.erinendent of
the Cradle Roll of Graea Totheau
church, will antertain the cbildrpn
and their mothers Friday afternoon
on the church grounds.
The William Lester chapter, U. D.
C., met in Mrs. C. M. Harmon's office
Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of
electing new officers and delegates to
the convention at Georgetown. The
election resulted as follows:
President-Miss Effie Hawkins.
First Vice-President-Mrs. Jno.
Second Vice-President-Mrs. J.
Secretary-Miss Lucy Fellers.
Treasurer-Miss Ellen Werts.
Historian-Mrs. C. M. Harmon.
Registrar-Miss HAttie Groseclose.
Leader of the children's chapter
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter.
Delegates-Misses Groseclose and
Alternates-Mrs. C. M. Harmon and
Miss Bessie Bowers.
The Literary Sorosis was entertain
ed by Mrs. J. Frank Browne at Wise
hotel on Wednesday afternoon. The
home was beautifully decorated with
fall roses, dahlias and ferns. A most
interesting program was had and
Mrs. C. T. Wyche was elected presi
dent for the following year. A most
delicious two course luncheon was
served by Misses Mary Lizzie Wise
and Mary peWalt Hunter to the fol
lowing guests: Mesdames C. T. Wyche,
M. C. Morris, G. Y. Hunter, C. M. Har
mon, J. D. Quattlebaum, W. A. Mos
eley, J. S. Wheeler, J. A. Schumpert,
Misses Bessie and Della Bowers, Hat
tie Groseclose, Susie Langford and
The young people of Grace Luther
an church met Wednesday evening
to organize a young people's society.
ThE following officers were elected:
President-Dr. P. D. Simpson.
Vice-President-Miss Blanch Kib
Secretary-Miss Della Bowers.
Corresponding Secretary-A. B.
Treasurer-Miss Julia Schumpert.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Maffett had the
misfortune of losing Mamie Lee, the
other twin infant, Monday. The fun
eral was conducted by Rev. S. C. Mor
ris at Prosperity cemetery Tuesday
afternoon at 4.30.
Do You Believe This?
In Denver, where the women are al
That right for which all suffragettes
A sinful politician watched the crowd
Of men give way to women in their
Who came to cast their ballots, calm
Success had smiled upon that candi
Until the women all began to cast
Their votes against him. Face to face
He saw a dire defeat approaching
Could he escape or was it now too late?
You see, the women liked him not at
For he had made his meaning very
When in his speeches he was wont to
Most women fickle and all fair ones
Now they were bound that he should
have a fall.
They said this slanderer should
That women was a power, not a pet;
It was their wish to deal a heavy blow
To hand him what he would not
SG they advanced in swarms upon the
That wily politician, so they say,
Within his brain devised a scheme.
Its full success soon made his manner
He put a mirror in each voting booth,
Delayed 10,000 votes and won the day!
Up-to-date Mother Goose.
The teacher was telling the story
of Red Riding Hood. She had de
scribed the woods and the wild ani
mals that lived there.
"Suddenly," she said, "Red Riding
Hlood heard a loud noise. She turned
around, and what do you suppose she
saw standing there, looking at her
and showing all its sharp, white
"Teddy Roosevelt!" cried one of the
A train on one of the transcontin
ental lines that runs through Kansas;
City and is usually late was reported'
on time a few days ago.
The young man who writes the par
ticulars concerning the trains at that
station put down his statistics about
this train: "No. 616-from the west
Then he Wrote underneath: "Ca.use
unknnwn."--Saturdav Evening Post.
FrCm Egypt behind my oxw-n with th i
stately step and slow
Northward and east and west I went
to the deserts and the snow;
Down throught the centuries one by
one, turning the clod to the show
Till there's never a load beneath the
sun but has blossomed behind
I slid through the sodden ricefields
with my grunting humpbacked
I turned the turf of the Tiber plain in
Rome's imperial years;
I was left in the half drawn furroNi
when Coriolanus came,
Giving his farm for the Forum's stir
to save his nation's name.
Over the seas to the north I went;
white cliffs and a seaboard blue;
And my path was glad to the English
grass as my stout red Devous
My path was glad in the English grass,
for behind me rippled and curl
The corn that was life to the sailor
men that sailed the ships of the
And later I went to the north again,
and day by day drew down
A little more of the purple hills to join
to my kingdom brown;
And the whaups wheeled out to the
moorland, but the gray gulls
stayed with me
Where the Clydesdales drummed a
marching song with their feath-,
ered feet on the lea.
Then the new lands called me west.
ward; I found on the prairies
A toil to my stoutest daring and a foe
to test my pride;
But I stooped my strength to the stiff
black loam, and I found my la
As I loosened the soil that was tram
pled firm by a million buffaloes'
Then further away to the northward;
outward and outward still
(But idle I crossed the Rockes, for
there no plough may till)
Till I won to the plains unending, and
there on the edge of the snow
I ribbed them the fenceless wheat..
fields, and taught them to reap
The sun of the southland called me; I
turned her the rich brown lines
Where her Parramatta peace,trees
grow and her green Mildura
I drove her cattle before me, her dust,
and her dying sheep,
I painted her rich plains golden and!
taught her to sow and reap.
From Egypt behind my oxen with
stately step and slow
I have carried your weightiest bur
den, ye toilers that reap and
I am the Ruler, the King, and I hold
the world in fee;
Sword upon sword may ring, but the
triumph shall rest with me!
J. J. Langford is hereby nominated
for mayor, subject to the primary
Z. F. Wright is hereby announced!
as a candidate for mayor, and will
abide the rules of the Democratic pri
P. F. Baxter is hereby nominated
for mayor, subject to the primary
Alderman Ward 1.
Jno. W. Earhardt is hereby nominat
ed as alderman for Ward 1, subject:
to the primary election.
Alderman Ward 3.
Clarence T. Summer is hereby an
nounced as a candidate for alderman
for Ward 3, and will abide the rules of
the Democratic primary.
Alderman Ward 4.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for alderman from Ward 4, sub
ject to the rules of the Democratic
Ollie 0. Smith.
W. S. Langford is hereby announc
ed as a candidate for alderman for
Ward 4, and will abide the rules of
the Democratic primary.
Alderman Ward 5.
0. S. Goree is hereby nominated as
alderman for Ward 5, subject to the
G. C. Evans is hereby nominated
for reelection as alderman for Ward 5,
subject to the primary election.
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