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Prosperity, Jan. 1.?Mrs. L. W. Har
mon and daughter, RebeccaV have re
turned from Birmingham, where they
^ spent the Christmas holidays.
m Misses. Lena and Laurie Lester of
Columbia are the guests of their motn-1
er, Mrs. Rosa Lester.
Mr., and Mrs. A. G. fWSse are hom<?
from the west, where Mr. "Wise .had
gone for another car of mules and
Mr. Carl .Fellers of Fitzgerald, Ga.,
ha?s been visitjng at the home of his
father, Mr. S. L. Fellers.
Dr. George Harmon has returned.
from a kee's visit to his parents
at -Ninety Six. . . . i
Mrs. Joe Hartman ^nd son. Ever
ton, have gone to Lakeland, Fla., to
spend a month with Mrs. -W. E. Pugh.
Mrs. Malcolm Cook and son of 'Bir
' 1 Wr rrtnlc's
mingnaiu arc vtomug ?**. ~ ?
mother; Mrs. Alice Witherspoon.
Miss Mae. Witherspoon has return
ed to her school at Ridgela?d after
spending the Christmas season at
Mrs. J. D. Hunt of Saluda and. C.
,S. Schumpert of Atlanta, have been
visiting their mother, Mrs. B. B.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Black spent the
Christmas holidays in Fairfax.
Mr. H. B. Schumpert has returned
.o Atlanta, after a short visit to his
mother, Mrs. Fannie Schumpert.
Mr. Johnnie Langford of New ZIon
in<ji Miss Susie Langford of Gibson, i
C., leave today to resume their
work in the school room.
T onont iSPVfrai
jyirs. xr ij, ixiugiui u opvMi> wv.w_
nays during the past week with her
laughter, Mrs. Tinsley of Spartan
? S.
Miss Annie Lee Langford has re
ined her position in the Prosperity
ligh school to accept a position in >
M1sd Elizabeth McWaters of Atlan
a is home for the holidays.
Mr. J. P. Wise of Ridgelan'd st&nt
Christmas day at the home of his
ather, Mr. A. G. ^Wise.
Misses Ruby and Grace Wheeler;
re vteitiiig t^elr sister. Mrs. Gran- j
ille Wyche of Greenville.
Mrs. C. K. wceeier xias <ts ***?* j
ueat, her mother, Mrs. Day and sia
v<r, Mrs. Moses c' Mount Airy, Va.
* Mr. and Mrs. Layfleld of Augusts
*e guests of the letter's parents, Mr.
d Mrs. T. L. Wheeler.
Mrs. Wilson of Columbia is spend
g a few days with Mrs. F. E. Schum
Mr. and X.rs. Cecil Wyche of Spar
nburg, and Mr. Granville ; ?V<yche of I
reenville spent Christmas with Dr.'
" vifo r* t Wvchft. ^
* ? '' # w?w* \ .
Mrs. Lawrence Sease and daughter. |
|lea, of Clemson college have been
e guests of Dr. G. Y. Hunter.
Mr. S. S. Birge spent Christinas
>ek with his sister, Mrs. A. H. Kohn
Mr. F. N. Calmes, formerly of Baton<
yuga, La., is spending awhile here. |
Mra. M. C. Morris attended the
me-Rawl wedding in Dillon last
Mr. Vance Matthews of Little Moun- 1
n has accepted a position with Mr. *
G. Wise. ' ]
[r. D. B. Miller of- tJolumfcia is j
nding a few days with his sister, '
s. J. Sidney Wheeler. (
? 1~ ?v_ !
JT. Aruiur oawiiy, w uo aucuuiu^
eterinary college in Chicago, came
ne for the Shealy-Buzhardt wed
.Jisa Elizabeth Hawkins has return
to her school at Marion.
41ss 'Liza Bell Curlee has return
from Winnsboro.
liss Mary Day of Virginia, is visit
her aunt, Mrs. Z. tW1. Bedenbaugh.
Ion. S. G. Mayfield of Bamberg was
guest Saturday of Mr. A. G. Wise.
?- Caw a ViAnrw -o v* #4 nrna
<CBk W lOUCb tui a uayj/j auu i<iva
ous New Year.
nines Clerkship of Honse Commit
tee on Agrricnltnre?Goes on
eorge McCutchen, A. B., LL. B., j
fessor of economics at the Uni-!
lity at its meeting: December 12.
ly appointed clerks of the hous^?;
mittee on agriculture at Wash-;
cn by Congressman A. F Lever,
man of the committee, will leave ,
afternoon for/the national capital.
t'p he will assume the duties of
^tiice tomorrow. A leave of ab
e wh=? granted Prof. McOutchen j
he board of trusters of the unl-.
itv at it meeting December 12. J
will serve as cl^rk of the commit- ;
artil the adionrnment of congress,
ably March 5.
Set zler.\
tv/ rvi&o at rnn nr>mp <">r Tne OHflA s
Ms Mr. ?id Mrs. T T Settler,
"FHrtav VT'eq Va}-f ir ^ot^lor
Cf?wber^v qnd Mr. C. A.iken
TorfpJ* "n . T>v thft *^?vv .T /^n E.
lis of ^orcoa.
y . .. $
>"-*" THE IDLER,
^ ?$> <*> < > <*? <$> <$ $> <^> <$> <$ <*> < * *
This has been a very quiet Christ
mas and I am 'glad that it has. I nev
er could see any .good sense or any
reason in making:' this season one in
WHICH to QO an Kiiius ui ?iiu ?"vi
foolish thjrfgs. .surch as drinking egg
nog and'other Hilarious antics. I have
,i lonjj time heard of the -Christmas
[Irani, and I can remember when the
Did darkies on the plantation would
not feci that it had been Christmas
unless the old'master liad the Christ
mas dram for them, but then they
lever abused'it and you seldom saw
>ne who was drunk. So far as I have
heard there were very few drunks in
and about Newberry, but then I did
not get out very much. I have heard
that there was a lot of wbiskov that
came in and that the express was
very heavy. And the worst part about
this whiskey is that most of it is
chemically made and if you drink
much of it they tell me it will soon
get the best of the most robust con
stitution. But I am not going to
write about whiskey. I am slad that
the sentimrnt against the drinking ot
it is growing so strong and ?o fast
that it is no longer fashionable or
?mart to drink. And that there was
no visible sign of much drinking here
about during the sweet Christmas
1 don't nrnrf savins: that 1 am ham
mering mv old typewriter?machine
?on the niaht of the last day in the
year,.a*d it reminds me of the Ion?
a^o. when on the last night of the
year the young men and tho youn?
women of this community, and many
others in this beautiful Southland
of ours, would go out and make new
year eve calls, and as they went from
home to home there would be good
cheer -and good-, fellows&ip every
A riH thAn VfiAv wontt- remain
up to see' thfe old year go out and to
welcome the new year come in. Well,
thtfce were the gotfd* old days when
we didn't think so much of money and
the making of money as the main pur
pose in life. We thought a little more
about the 60cial side of our natures,
but this Southland is becoming com
mercialized along with the yankees,
and the whole < creation is going
r.hrrvie-h a srfiat transition Deriod. and
what the outcome ^vill be I do not
know. But of this I am certain^it
will all be for our good in the end..
And this reminds me that I read a
beautiful little poem the other d.iy
which was really meant as a Christ
mas greeting, but which I think is
more appropriate as a new year
greeting, or rather a foreword for the
new year. It was written by George
B. Griggs of Texas and I am ?oing to
3uote it. Could you have ycirr ^ay
tnis year, readei. what would you
3o? I would try to maVy everybody
Just as happy as I could and k?ep|
them happy all the time. And you ;
?an do It, and I can contribute a mite
to it myself, but the trouble with you
ind me is that we are so everlasting
ly selfish, and mors especially, so
thoughtless, that many times when
we could make some one else happy,
md without any cost to ourselves of
money or effort, we just fail to do
it. Had you ever thought of that?
Suppose i "ne day you stand 5n the
:orner of the street and watch your
self go by and then you will begin to
realize just how thoughtless ou are.
But here is the poem:
"Could I Have My Way *
?ould I but have my way this year,
['d take all children for a day
ro fragrant fields and meadows near.
Where they could "rolic, romp, and
play; \
Gather "posies," pluck sweet flowers.
Free.as the sunshine from above,
With ne'er a thought of passing hours,
Beaming, growing, and growing with
Could I but have my way this year.
I'd seek the weary, helpless ones
And fill their lives with goodly cheer.
And for them make bright, happy
lust like they had in years gone by.
And coax th?m back to brotherly love
Where lilting cloud-rifts in the sky
Reveal God's mercy from above.
Could I but have my way this year.
And do just what I'd like to do.
I'd spread my arms out, far and near.
And grasp your hands and pass to you
The pulse-beats of fraternal love
Which warms the hearts and sets
TllP RnarV rlivinp frnm hiVVi oKAva
And guides us up from paths below.
Could I but have ray way this year..
I'd gather all fraternal-kind
Prom o'er the- seas and everywhere;
With ties of love securely bind
AU hearts, and set them free
From d^?rr3d9tionr$ chains.
"How ha-yi-tif'ii (then), this world
would be,''
If ai- r>-a'->vind had* nobler aims.
[n oj\? hav* mv way,
message I sentf. to yon?tt-j+v/v.*
Columbia, Dec. 31.?That a reduc
tion to one quart per month, will, be
urcrn/1 Kv t Vi a onti.col/vMi 1 ao cm a nf tho
State, at the approaching session of1
the legislature, in regard to.w&fsk^yj
shipments, is .evidenced by a {'letter I
which has been written by Mr* J. K. 1
Breedin. superintendent of fhe league.!
"The flood of liquors of the Christ- j
mas week," he says, "has so disgust-1
ed every one that we have our best1
opportunity to strike for either abso
lute prohibition or a drastic reduc
tion." v" . |
That seems to ue the program which J
will be urged. Mr Breedin's letter!
was not given out to the press, but aj
if ltn'ft Kaam cann K?* VAiir paf
V, l/p v Ui it 11 UK.HU UJ yvi
"I think a reduction to a quart, with
general tightening of .loose places,"
says Mr. Breedin, "about as. far, as
may be expedient. Some who are will
ing for that are willing to concede
three gallons of beer. I think that a
dangerous concession. This is not a
beer drinking State, and I think the
result would be to make taer drink
ing por and to promote" beer par
ties at e- ry cross- roade.''
This is the first authentic informa
tion which has been secured as to the
plans of the prohibition forces.
The lawlessness during the Christ
mas holidavs, and the general dissat
isfaction throughout the State with
nrpsent rnnrtitinnq hnvp this
activity on the part of the anti-saloon
league, and, as has already bcon fo~o
shadowed in this correspandence, the
"iquor question will occupy a consid
arable part (of the time of the gener
il assembly of 1917.
Columbia, Dec. 23.?Former Gover
nor Bf^se, through "yo^ Ctfjyjnbja
correspondent, sends the followiifg*
message to you:
To The Herald and -News:
"I wish for you personally, for all
of those who work for you, and for
each and every one of your readers, a
happy and a joyous Christmas, and
lliat the coming year may be a good
year for you, and each and every one
of you, and bring you a great deal of
prosperity. May the message which
you carry to the people of our State
be for them an inspiration, always mj
the future, as it lias been in the past,j
and may all those tilings which ytrti j
so richly deserve, be yours."
Jno. K. Aull.
Hoping this glad Christmas Day
Will find you happy?full of joy;
And for the good deeds you have done
Toward those whose lives were all
a-blight, v
Your hearts shall thrill with joyon*
Their grief transform to sweet de
The editor has handed me the fol-:.
lowing from a friend in Columbia. I."
am glad that he enjoys my "stuff* ana! ,
that I have contributed some little to j
his nlflflsurA. All nf -arfi ?
just a little bit when someone says j
something nice or pleasant about us c
or our work. We are built that way, ?
and it is good Uiat we are. That ifi t
the reason I often wonder why it is j
that so many people seem to take a (
pleasurs in saying unkind things when z
a kind word would be so much easi- ?
er to utter and wculd do so much more '
: ' 1
The Idler, i <
Care The Herald and News, Is
Newberry, S. G.
I have just read your tribute to c
R. E. ("Bob") Gonzales, and want to
thank you for it, and the sentiment s
you express therein. I, too, looked
forward each day to his survey and c
enjoyed it. Yes, we throw too many r
brickbats. Why do we do it, when r
bouquets are so much nicer. c
"As one leader of The Idler's *effu-;
sions" I want to thank him through
you for the smiles along the miles of I
life's rough highway produced by his <
writing. May he live long and write ?
xuch good "stuff."
Truly. ! s
A. H. Kohn. j i
?0? - j
I was reading a book the other day ?
in which 1 found tliis sentence? c
"There is no sense in looking baclr
uniess it helps us to look ahead. What t
/our little girl of the ward has been
is not so important as what she is j
-oing to be."
I was just thinking that at this
season of the year as we' start out on
a new year we might look back just
fcr Na moment that the retrospect
might help us to look ahead. I think:
It was one of the old patriots who
said something about the lamp by
which his feet wore guided was the
.amp of experience. f.Ytell, that is all
light if that lamp casts a little light
ihead so- that he may the better see
fV q n-Qt- iilon c:-o tho hpftor wav
T y,*ish everybody a happy and .pros
perous year and that they may eacfi
mid every one do some good and make
some soul, happy. . . >
The Idler.
r^Do you meanN
There is one stronghold in
nK)a fn Tins i3
UCCil aui^ 1VUUAJ,
kinds of bribery the Home Newi
steadily refused the advertising
MILLIONS are being spent by t
to secure as an ALLY the Hom<
standing SOLID by his Home C
enemy. He turns DOWN all ki
next time WE are tempted to d
US take the stand taken by our
a seeming bargain.
Jiewberry Dividends. | ]
The Herald and News mentioned in i Shar<
he last issue that the Newberry mill j afterncx
n addition to its usual eemi-annual j Gained <
iividend of 5 per cent had paid a i fonqall;
;peciai dividend of 20 per cent and ! decorati
hat the Mollohon manufacturing com- ! Su3penc
*--j of 4 ner i large t
. any uau jmiu ? __ _ ^
;ent semi-annual and that the Com- shower
nercial bank had paid Its usual semi- k09
tnnual dividend of 6 per cent. I ^?n and
7 . annoum
The National bank pays a semi-an- j hostess'
lual dividend of 3 per cent besides to John
arrying to the surplus account a good take pie
iUm- ! refreshi
The Savings bank pays a semi-divi-; ^jjs.3
lend of 3 per- cent. j est dan
The Exchange bank pays a semi-. C. Cald
tnnual dividend of 3 per cent. [ '^"bman1
The Farmers and Merchants bank j Mr. I
)f . Little Mountain pays a semi-an- i sterling
iual dividend of 4 per cent and car- j qualitie.'
'ies a good sum to the surplus ac- i nas ma
:ount. j four ye
] Hgg
The Peoples National bank of Pros-! jjj]]
;erity paid its usual semi-annual divi- D?n }
lend of 4 per cent. And carried a ^_Z'.
rood amount to the surplus. ; ^ Rock
The Bank of Prosperity paid aj
>emi-annual dividend of *4 per cent'
md carried a good sum to the surplus, i (jreer
The Oakland Cotton mill paid a Duckett
svmi-annual dividend of 3 per cent and Mr
>n $335,000. : family
It is pleasant to note the prosperl-j at 1 o'cl
y of all these Newberry institutions, pneumo
We did not hear from the Farmers: er of th
)ank at Chappells but it has pros
)ered also. i ing in
The Bank of Pcmaria pays it divi- i ^or *wc
lends in September. ' ^r0m ^
vivcd b
The banks at Whitmire are also: ^
prospering though one of them !l-a3!a^^ j -
10 capital but a good surplus. *^v
lid not hear about the Glen-Lowry p^i^lev
mill but it is enjoying prosperity Qre^PW,
ilong with the other mills of this, t - ,
section. . ' ''j
Everything is prospering except the;
ittle- newspapers awl tbev are i Ma^rj
o be able to exist in these times of T^t-bom
ligh priced'pnrp- .Tp<? and Mutt dis- Snndav
cussed ..tbn wbito ra^r jniPov *'<
some time aeo arH .Te* fourn, * so-i (**
ution in the use.of black paper. i singer i
? . - -: ! *. *
. r . . .. > ' . .
.--I' . ?IM_
/ic rv^/ r a d< w/tDru
sry community that the m
home town NEWSPAPEI
spaper has stood its groan
pat onage of the mail ord
he "catalog kings" in a G
* T.Ycm "Wpwsnanpiv Rut
immunity. He refuses tc
nds of inducements. Let
icker with the enemy of o
r ewspaper. Let us REF1
engagement Announced.
)n, I>ec. 30.?On Wednesday J
3n Miss Ethel Caldwell enter- ele
a few of her girl friende in- ^
y. The room was beautifully' j
&d with Christmas evergreens, m
led from the ceiling was a na.
lasket from which hnng a
of ribbons. At a signal from ; ]
teas each guest pnlLed a rib- j
Lto her surprise found a eard
-1 ? XT i, .J .. '
sing me cug<vgciucuv vi vuv yp,
sister, Miss Annie Caldwell, pa
B. Pay9inger, the wedding to > *
ice in the early summer. Later n -
nents "were served. j at'
Annie CaMwell is the young- t0
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. {
well, and is a graduate of the j
's college of Due West.
Jaysinger is a young man of
worth and splendid business , Gr'
3. A native of Newberry, he *
de many friends during his -
ars residence in Sharon. He of
n the capable bookkeeper for
- -- ... , t?1p
Banking and Mt-rcanuie com
ut has resigned - to accept a ma
with the National Union bank
; Hill. *1U1
m ; be*
i rol
Mjss Irma Duckett. ; a
lwood, Diec. 31.?Miss Trma ^
. youngest daughter of Mr. re?
s. J. W. Duckett. died at the 1l2"
home on Bailey circle today
lock after a week's illness witii wjj
nia. Miss Duckett.was teach-,
e fifth grade in the John Ren- J
'0 ailli UclU UCCU j
the Greenwood public schools j ^
i years. She was graduated see
rinthrcp college She is sur- otj.
y her father and mother,' by h0
)rothers. J. W. Duckett. Jr., c^.
T. Duckett and Earle Duckett.1 ."p
three sisters. Mrs. Thos. 3. {
, Mrs. Charley C. Wharton of ^
ood and Mrs. Sydney Arrlng- p
:ed. p" t^e r>^rsonas:e or tne
r> C-nrch of t-v>e ^e^errer. on
evening at 6 oVIock.^by the
'w Mi?;s Harriett
->vj.r-nf ">nj*V gpfi Jfr.
of Ja'aT-sr.
ail order house has not
i. In the face of all
d for forty years and
ler houses. Right now
the country Editor i?
? "SELL OUT" to the . '
TTS think of this the
ur Home Town. Lei
USE to be bribed by
Election of Officers.
Pulaski Lodge No. 20 I. 0. 0. F,
cted the following officers: ,
f. A. Meldau?Noble Grand.
^ R. Jones?Vice Grand.
N. G. Peterson?Recording and Fii-,
Qcial Secretary' ' ^
r. D. Wicker?Treasurer.
Ludit Committee?W. H. Hardeman,
Y. Jones, John Danielson.
r^icteoo?w R Hardeman i%
irs), J. D. Wicker, (2 years), Joha
nielson, (1 year).
These officers will be dnly installed
Kt Friday night, January 5, 1917
8 o'clock. Every member is invited
be present.
W. G. Peterson, Sec'ty.
The Big Colored Man./
senwood Jonrnal.
Richard Carroll is not only a man
uncommon good sense, but a maa
splendid character, and it would
well not only for the colored peo
to consider jLny advice that he
y give, but, white people as well.
: have known of his work for a
mber of years, and it ha3 always
m alon^ constructive lines. Car
1 is thp man who wishes to hare.
ompnsnea lug mintcs iimi <nc
the country as a whole without
:ard to race. He is now doing, and
> always been doing what he could
promote peace, "harmony and good
At toe Opera Ilorise.
rhe young lady who "just Iovps to
i" Carlyle Blackwell will have an
ier chance by going to the Opera
use today or tonight, as he and the
irming PZthel Clavton will be in
he Madness of Helen.''
I thrilling romance will be seen at
i Opera House Wednesday when
rrymore and Skirvin will give "The
rar.nv Wari. onp of the stellar plar
; of the Paramount corporation, will
iff at the Opera House.
)n the 8th- and 9th of January "The
th of a Nation" will be shown at
l Opera .House. This will he gQoi
5vs to a great many people.

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