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<S> THE IDLEB.
^ I picked up a book in my library the |
* other evening while I was sitting there
all alone meditating, and my eyes fell
H upon the following sentences. I did
not read the context to see what the
WM reference was, out tney struc-K a iram
Kb of thought in my own mind, and I wanti
H to give it to you, whoever you may be j
mBBk that will read these lines:
"But you would put out the fire of
"Modern progress," was the retort,
. ' "such as it is, depends for the most
part on circumstances which lie be- j
yond your control. And then the world 1
i? so vast and man so puny, that it is
a piece of stupidity to be so inquisitive
about other people's lives."
'There is entirely too much wailing j
about the evils of the world and the I
^ cruelty of destiny; and it is the sheer-j
I est folly to be running around the!
bt earth looking for good works."
When you put out the fire of enthu-j
t siasm then you put out all energy and :
man becomes sure enough puny and
accomplishes very little. I can not;
exactly believe that modern progress
depends mostly on circuqistances
which lie beyond our control, and yet
circumstances have a great doal to
do with shaping our destiny. How far
we can direct and control these circumstances
is a question which has |
often occurred to me and much more
* in recent years since I have grown old,
and lived out of my set, as it were, and j
(reached that point in life when I have i
nothing much to do but to meditate and |
contemplate and think of the past and
what might have been. There is no;
doubt in my mind that there is entire- j
ly too much wailing about the evils of:
the world and the cruelty of destiny,;
and these are the points I had in mind
when my eyes fell on the sentences j
quoted above. Why should we wail
and talk about the cruelty of destiny, j
; ? What we should do rather is to go to
work and make the world better and
brighter by our passing through it, j
and we can not do this by wailing orj
whining. The man or the woman who j
gets the most out of life is the one who
puts the most into it. Remember that, j
You will no doubt remember the man
with the one talent who buried it for
fear he would lose it. If you do not go
home and get your Bible and read the
25th chapter of Matthew. It will do
you good to read it anyway. Remem- j
ber the awful words of the answer to I
those on the left: "Verily I say unto;
you, inasmuch as ye did it not to onei
of the least of these ve did it not to
* 1 -L1- - ""^nnnon/lfc nf that
me." ahq mt* tuuowjuvuv^ ? -
But I forgot, I did not want to try to i
preach a sermon, though as I have
before remarked, there is great need
for some pure, plain, straightforward!
preaching in this day. And need for
some' good honest hearing, as well,
and then need for some good honest
doing and living some 01 wnai is,
' preached and beard. And looking af- j
ter one's own affairs with the same '
sort of inquisitive enthusiasm that one j
. looks after the lives of other people, j
Jo something good. Say something j
good. You will feel better and you:
will make other people feel better, j
I have not written in some time for
first one reason and then another, but
mainly I presume there has been so
much of politics during the past several
months tha': I did not care to saay
trm/>h. t don't care to discuss politics
at all, and yet ;tf we are to have good I
government and a happy people we!
should interest ourselves to the extent
of lending our influence to the selection
of the best fitted men for the
positions to be filled. We should not
do this on account of sudden acquired
ability to shake hands or to be pleasant
which will end as soon as the
election is over, but we should rather
endeavor to vote for the men who are;
the best qualified to render the service!
required in the office.
What has become of the hospital?!
Has it gone like my park?The Idlers j
park? If President Kinard had taken'
~ ^>rtp nf the things to be I
up ILLf pain ctc> ~ -- _
done during his administration we
could have had it all laid out by this
time, but when he starts something
new?well, I hope it will go through
all right, but the new year will soon
be here, and it will take a pile of
, money to keep a first-class hospital
going after it is built. We start too
many things, and we don't get together
or stay together long enough to do
any of them. If I could have had just
a little help from men like President
Kinard a few years ago when I was
agitating thp park, we would have a
beautiful park here by this time. 1 I
1 A? Anr>nnra?p- |
mean just even a woiu w u.vU,?0,
ment and sympathy, and of course a j
few paltrv dollars would have follow-!
* ed. Then it would have been easy to
have bir'lded a hospital and maintained
ir. But this is a curious world and
there are many curious people in it.
We are all so selfish that we are ae- j,
tuaily afraid to do something to help!
ourselves for fear that some poor devil i
lay get some benefit who did not con- j
tribute as much as we did, therefore, we
ti" our little talent up in a napkin and
hide it to keep some one else from j
getting some of it. Remember the j
awful words quoted above. Personal-j
ly it makes no difference to me wheth- I
tr you ever have a park in Newberry. I
It will do me no good any mure, j
though I would have been happy, j
when I had my heart so much in it a j
few years ago, if the people had got-,
ten together and builded it, and it j
would have been such a blessing to j
Newberry and would have cost so lit-1
tie, that one can no: help repining!
when one thinks seriously of the sel
fi?hness of his fellow:r.an. I hope now j
to have a little something to say from j
time to time. The Idler.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR j
MUNICIPAL ELECTION FOR THE
TOWN OF NEWBERRY, SOUTH
Notice is hereby given that the books j
of registration of voters for the town 1
of Newberry, S. C., will be opened at
the office of the clerk and treasurer,
in the opera house, from the first day
of October, 1912, until the thirtieth
day of November, 1912, both days inclusive
(Sundays excepted), between,
the hours of 9 o'clock in the forenoon j
and 5 o'clock in the afternoon. J. R. I
Scurry has been appointed supervisor
of registration. Only such persons as 1
register as herein provided for shall
be allowed to vote at the regular town j
election to be held on the 10th day of I
December, 1912, and at special elec-; I
tion? to be held in the town of New-!
berry during the next twelve months.
The production of a certificate of
registration from the board of registration
to vote in a polling precinct
within the incorporate limits ot tne g
town of Newberry, proof of residence
in the municipality for four months
preceding the annual election for the
year 1912, and the payment of all taxes
assessed him, due and collectible for,
the previous fiscal year, are necessary :
to entitle the applicant to register.
By order of the Town Council of the I
Town of Newberry, S. C., on the 27th
day of September, 1912.
J. J. Langford,
?J. R. Scury,
C. & T. !
COLLECTION OF TAXES. j
The tax books of Newberry countfn-r
the />r?npr>tinr> nf taxes
L.? mil uv^ii ivi wv - _
for the fiscal year commencing January
1, 1912, the 15th day of October,!
1912, and will remain open without
penalty until the 31st day of December,
1912. Upon all taxes paid after
the 31st of December, 1912, and befor
the first day of February, 1913,
a penalty of one per cent, will be added;
upon all taxes paid during the
month of February, 1913, a penalty of
one per cent, will be added, and from
the 28th day of February, 1913, to the
15th day of March, 1913, inclusive, an
additional penalty of five per cent. >
Ml T ' g
win ue auucu.
The following is the levy: j
For State purposes 5%
For ordinary county purposes 3^
For special, county court house.. a4 ;
For special State sinking fund loan %
For constitutional school, tax 3
For roads and bridges 1 ,
Except the following localities,
where an additional railroad tax has
been levied, viz:
Vn 1 2 !
luvviiom^ *>v/. A ?
Township No. 8 3 !
Township No. 9 2 |
And except the following school dis-;
tricts, where special school tax has ^
been levied, viz: !
No. 1, Newberry 5 1
No. 14, Prosperity 6^4'
No. 10, Utopia 1 |
No. 20, Big Creek 2 |
No. 26, Pomaria 3 j
No. 30, Little Mountain 10% .
No. 35, Excelsior 2
No. 39, Chappells 2
No. 52, Whitmire 4 !
Xo. 56, Zion 2 j
AO. -iO, IIIIIHJ Xo.
49, Deadfall 2
Xo. 41, Dominick 2 :
Xo. 58, Silverstreet 4 j
Xo. nl, Trilby 2 ;
A poll tax of $1.00 has been leviedj
on all male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years, except those ex
empt by law. I
A tax of 50 cents each is levied on !
Persons liable to road duty may pay j
a commutation tax of $2.00, from the'
l">th of October, 1912, to the 31st day'
of December, 1912.
Xote change in dates for paying j
commutation tax. Xo commutation j
tav received after December 31, 1912.
All taxpa: remembf r all proper-1
ty has been . .ed separately, and j
i)lease see that vou have a receipt for;
each piece of property so listed. . ;
JOHN L. EPPS.
County Treasurer. 11
No one can look i
realizing what it's wort
such a store and stocl
in the whole store th;
take time to compare
price for price you will
There is every reason 1
In the first place the m
The response accc
nouncement of last
monial to the high
public regard our
dreamed of witness
CITILI ULIF /tu %yiuju/mi
can satisfy your wa\
from every standpoi
Visit this popular di
. lined with v
We want yc
ice.? Misses' Coai
Snap Them Up Bargains All Ovei
One case Ladies Ribbed Vests, and
Pants to match, 35c kind special each 19c
40 in celebrated Sea Island worth 8c,
at only 5c
Standard staple Apron Ginghams,
worth at only 5c
Standard Manchester Solid Chambry,
worth 7^>c, sale price 5c
Standard Table Colored Oil Cloth,
worth 25c, sale price 12^0
Five cases Outing, fancy and solid
colors, special yd 8 and ioc
We have a complete line of colors.
There are 25 different shades, full 36 in
wide, worth $1.25 yd, special sale price
this week 89c
TO IS THE
at the increased facilitie
h to the city and surrou
c in their midst. Not a
at isn't in the parade <
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quality lur quality, at
be compelled to give th
why we should offer
arkets of the world are
a r loor.
)rded our opening anweek
was hut a testiesteem
with which the
Millinery. No one
mg such an elaborate
no store in the State
nts more satisfactorily
nt. New arrivals daily,
S TrA] A C.nnt Suits.
5 JL (4>IIV/l ww v w ??- _ ^
;er we will place on sale 100 all-wool
asily worth $18.50, as long as they ]
;ter Suit, lined with Skinner's Satin,
Special the Suit
3 for alteration, we guarantee a perl
ler pile of about 200 Suits, values
WO, $22.50, $25.00, 2
Ladies' New Fall
hundreds to select from, Black Broi
warranted Satin. Mixed Coats, th<
>u to know the high class garment
CS iillU. iJclUlCd waw.
New Kimonas! 1
Ten doz. extra good quality Kiinonas,
[ the patterns are excellent and colors fast.
This is a dandy line, choice $1.25, $1.50
and $1.98 each.
Dress Goods and Silk Departm't!
We are now prepared to show you
: almost any weave or color in this de
i partment. Never have we carried such
a stock. Better make your selection
early. We are showing the best grades <
Whip Cord, Poplin, Serge and Fancy 1
Suiting. Price 49c, 69c, 75c, 98c & $1.25 ]
'ORE THAT'S ALWAYS
II II1IMI I lllllll IIIWIIII?MM
s of this store without
nding country to have
l shelf, counter or rack
:>f new things. If you
y\e and workmanship,
is store your business,
you matchless values,
open to us.
? x#\/y | M^^^Ss^sSf^
Coats and Skirts.
Suits, made up in good style,
last take your choice for
all-wool, tailored, a $20.00 and
7.50 and $30.00
id Cloth Coats, full and half
8 kind that are all the rage,
s we carry?Children's Coats,
Op Stairs, Down Stairs, Bargains |
AO Over the Rig Store. I
True to my motto i4to sell as I buy." I;
Poe Mills Bleaching, full 36 in wide, Jf
worth Syic, sale price 65/c
A. C. A. Feather Bed Ticking, worth
25c, sale price i6j4c
36 in standard Percales worth 10 and
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Complete Shoe Department! I
We have the biggest and most up-tolate
Shoe department in this section of
:he State. For any want in Dry Goods,
Millinery, Shoes, Clothing,Hats, Trunks, |
Suit Cases, Rugs, etc., hunt the big store.
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