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E. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
rry. S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, January 1, 1907.
THE NEW YEAR.
The Herald and News wishes for
each of its readers a happy New Year.
We have all had our joys and our
sorrows in the year just gone. Suc
cess has crowned the efforts of some,
while others have met defeat, as has
been the case in all the years since
the world began. On the threshold of
another year it is for those who have
achieved success in the things that
make for good to strive for even
greater things, and for those. who
have met defeat to take new hope
and, guided by the experience of the
past, go forward with a courage which
must overcome the obstacles which
may be in their path..
All in all the. year 1906 has been a
good year. We are of those who be
lieve that the world grows better
wth each succeeding day, and we be
lieve the year 1907 will be better even
than the old year 1906.
May each of you .this year have
that peace which brings naught but
joy, and that peace all may have for
the striving. "To be glad of life, be
cause it gives you the chance to love
and to look up at the stars; to be
satisfied with your possessions, but
not'contented with yourself until you
'have made the best of them; to des
pise nothing in the world except false
hood and meanness, and to fear noth
ing except cowardice; to be governed
by.your admirations rather than by
your disgusts; to covert nothing that
is you neighbor's except his kindness
of heart and gentleness of manners;
to think seldom of your enemies, of
ten of your friends, and every day of
Christ; and to spend as much time
as you can, with body and with spirit,
in God's out-of-doors-these are lit
tle guide-posts on the footpath to
The Newbei-ry Herald' and News
"We havye no specific pepisioners in
mind, who are on the roll improperly
aiid we have no e'hiarge to make
against -any one, b4 tas stated above,
~>there is general dis tisfaction wheth
~ er we~odd or not, among the
Couf eerans 'throughotu the
sta distribu~tion of the pen
'Abbeville county, the
er has net heard of
ation among sConfed
or others in refer
'bution of the pen
we believe there is no
with the enrolment of
e feeling here,. if we
about it-it, that each
ers deserves the pit
mnsmuations are to
the recipiegjts of our
te pensions are not
nd freely, we believe
should be withheld.
outh Carolina must
Idiers and then give
uty grudgingly, then the state
disgraced itself and reflected up
the character of its. defenders-the
If the deep seated malice, and the
ceful charges of partison oppo
nents of the dispensary bo'ard is to be
extended to the board which dispens
es pensions to honorable and patriotic
soldiers,, then where is the honor and
pride of a state v a was so proud
and which held is head so high in
former years ?
Shame on the man who would cast
reflections on , teold soldiers who
forty years ago and possibly before
their tradueers were born, bared their
ts to union bullets. Any honor
able isldier deserves the well done of
his country, and that country which
gives pensions grudgingly, while east
ing reflections on the character of its
defenders .is unworthy of the Con
ifederate soldier who did his duty.
Abbeville Press and Banner.. '
The Press and 1}anner has put up
a straw man and then undertaken to
knock him down.
Nobody has.mnade any charges or
insinuations abotit any one who has
been receiving pensions, so. far -as we
know. Certainly .The Herald and
News has not.
The purpose of our pension law is
to 've not every deserving Confeder
soldidr a pension, because the
ate has never felt able to do that. It
has been the purpose, however, to
care l'or those who served their coun
try, and'Nho are unable to work, so
that they might not want for the nee
essaries of life in their declining
years. The law itself withholds pen
ions from those whose income is
seenty-fve dollars per yewr, and ia
doing so, shows the intention of the
Act to be to keep any Confederate
soldier, who has been unfortunate,
from wanting the actual necessaries
of life. So far as The Herald and
News is concerned, we are willing to
contribute whatever may be our por
tion to furnish not only the neces
saries, but some of the comforts of
life to these old Confederate veter
In what was said in The Herald and
News some weeks ago, we were only
giving expression to what a number
of Confederate veterans themselves
had said to us, and from the propor
tion of those who receive pensoins in
some counties to those who receive
pensions in others, it would seem
that the intention of the Act at least
had been violated, or the Confeder
ate veterans in some counties were in
much more destitute circumstances
than they were in other counties.
The Press and Banner has hyster
ics. We yield to no one, not even the
editor of the Press and banner, in ad
miration of the Confederate soldier.
We have been taught and we hold
that the men who followed Lee and
Jackson gave the world an example
of unfaltering heroism, of unswerv
ing devotion to duty and loyalty to
home, and of unsullied patriotism
which had not its equal in history and
which has since not been surpassed.
We want the state to give every cent
which the state is able to give. But
we want it to go to the most: needy,
and we want it equitably distributed.
That was the point in our editorial.
In the beginning of another year
let us all resolve to put up our ham
mers. And let us stick to the resolu
BISHOP A. COKE SMITH.
In the death of Bishop A. Coke
Smith the people of Newberry feel a
deep personal loss. Closely related by
marriage to many people now living
in Newberry, among them Mrs. Lou
Mayer, Mrs. Smith's mother, New
berry clai ned him and was'proud of
Of iarked ability and of deep sin
erity, he rote frokn the ranks of the
Methodist ministry to the highest pos
ition which his church could bestow.
But while his intellectual strength
was admired, it was his kindly and
genial nature and his charming per
sonality that made for him friends
who loved him in life and will remem
ber him in death.
For several yearsAle suffered with a
disease which could have but one end.
His suffering he bore with Christian
He has now found rest-rest in
that home where
"Each in his separate star,
Shall draw the Thing as he sees it for
the God of Things as They Are."
MARRIED IN EDGEFIELD.
Mr., John K. Auli, of Newberry, And
Miss Kate Elizabeth Tompkins,
Special to Columbia State.
Edgefield, Dec. 29.-A very beauti
ful Christm'as wedding and one that
exited the interest, enlisted the heart,
and drew forth 'the fondest .love of
all Edegfield, was that of Mr. John
Kinard Aull of Newberry and Miss
Kate Elizabeth .Tompkins of Edge
field. This wedding took :place on
Thursday, the 27th, at high noon, in
the broad and handsome home of the
Kate Elizabeth Tompkins is the
daughter of Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins,
one of our leading and most honored
itizens, one of our most learned and
most successful lawyers, and a niece
of Mr' Daniel Auenstus Tompkins,
the m?illionaire machinist .and inven
tor of Charlotte, N. C.-an original
true-blue 'Edgefield boy. Miss Tomp
~kins' mother was Miss Elizabeth
lolstein of the Ridge. The Tomp
inses, from the west side of our
county, and the Holsteins, from the
east, are large ~and wide-spreading
tribes, whose forefatlie'rs owned and
oepied the land before the Revolu
tionary war and who, in all genera
tions, have been eminently true, pro
minently useful to Edgefield, to South
Carolina, to all high characteristics
and calls of manhood and woman
Mr. Joha Kinard Aull comes of the
Aulls and Kinards of Newberry, and
although we. have not heard it, we
know that his forefathers were 6ene
schals of the grand dukes of Sie
Coburg Gotha for the Aulls 'were
leaders in that noble band of sons of
Saxe Coburg Gotha that settled New
berry and Lexington counties. Mr.
John Aull is the oldest son of the
Hon. E. H. Aull of' Newberry, a man
prominent and influential in journal
ism, politics and social life-for 14
years the trusted and beloved presi
dent of the State Press association of
South Carolina. Mr. John Aull is
-ur atnogr.honis of . .eighth dir
cuit, and as for his personal charac
teristics and attributes, as he is one
of the best beloved great grandsons
of the writer, the writer will trust
himself to say no more.
The ceremony was performed in the
drawing room, which was festooned
very thickly, from ceiling to foot
board, with Chinese bamboo. The
mantels were piled high with holly
and mistletoe, their glossy leaves and
berries of crimson and pearl gleaming
in the light of hundreds of burning
tapers held in tall candlesticks, in
ancient silver candelabra and dozens
of improvised snow-white brackets
against the walls. The gothic arch,
projecting three feet from the wall,
under which the officiating clergyman
stood, was an absolute miracle in
plams, ferns, holly, mistletoe, white
roses and carnations-real roses and
carnations. The bride and bride
groom were in front of the arch, on
a white Persian rug,. under a gigan
tic wedding bell of real white roses,
carnations and drooping plumosa. The
whole mansion was darkened and bril
liantly illuminated. The tridal party
made a lovely and graceful picture .as
they ascended the stairway to come
down again with the bride and bride
The pretty and petite bride wore
the daintiest little frock imaginable
of pale, shimmering pearl-colored
crepe de Chinese, trimmed with cost
ly Chantilly lace and a passementerie
of pearl color with a dash of ciel blue
in it. Her, hat was a very moonlight
dream-pearl chiffon, ciel blue ma
lines, pearl and silver buckles and
huge roses of pearl and ciel blue. Her
fairy's fan was blue and silver and
pearl. Her bouquet was of Kaiserin
roses larger than her precious little
self. The maid of honor and brides
madis wore very lovely suits of costly
white broadcloth and huge white
Gainsboro hats with nodding white
plumes. It doesn't matter what the
bridegroom and his meit wore-just so
their limbs were chastely covered with
black cloth and their glowing and
manly bosoms with white Marseilles.
They were thus covered-en regle and
The ceremony 'was performed with
real lofty majesty and holy solemnity
by the Rev. C. E. Burts, pastor of
Edgefield 's Baptist church. Mr.
James T. Bacon played the wedding
march. Lovely little Margery Tomp
kins and dainty little Ehizabeth Smith,
cousins of the little bride, untied the
white satin ribbons that barred the
gothic arch and' its vicinity from pro
Miss Virginia Addison of Edgefleld
and Mr. James Renwick of Newberry
came first with stately and measured
step. Then Miss Virginia Graydon of
Greenwood and Mr. Frank Wearn'. of
Newberry. Then Miss Rhett Shep
pard.*of Edgefield and Mr. E. L. RieE
ardson of Greenwood. Then Miss Sue
Wheless of Augusta aid Mr. H. W.
Dominick of Newberry. Then Miss
Grace Tompkins of Edgefield and Mr-.
L.. G. Eskridge of Gdeenwood. Then
Miss. Alice Aull of Newberry and Mi-.
Louis Wigfall Cheatham of Edgefield.
Then the maid of honor alone-Mis
Marie Tompkins, sister of.. the bride.
The' bridegroom on the arm of' his
best man, Mr. Fred H. Dominick ef
Newberry. Then the sweet little
bride, on the arm of her father.
And' Edgefield and Newberry exul
ed' arid abounded together. And John
Kinard Aull and Elizabeth Kale
Tompkins became man and wife.
God forever,bless their young souls
their' love-their -lives-n-their home!
The 'wedding feast was very lordly
-and fed 200' thronging, loving, ele
gantly dressed guests. The Biblical
'stalled ox" was certainly there
and ''love therewith."
. The bridal presents, in number and
quality, were absolutely imperial.
A triumphant nuptial procession
in open landaus, to the railroad sta
tion! Rice-old shoes-tears-smiles
-laughter-secret prayers! All
aboard for ''my father's home in
blessed Newberry !" Exeunmt omnes!
Special to NeWs and Courier.
Edgefield, December 29.-Special
Of the Condition of the Commercial Bark
~of business Dec
Loans and discounts,........$270,010 80
Demand loans............... o,841 8&
Overdrafts securbd.. .......... 20,269 o4
Furniture and Fixtures.....--3,116 93
Due from banks and bankers 124,576 91
Currency................-- 15,330 co
Silver, nickels and pennies 778 53
Checks and cash items.......4,910 53
Total........ .......---$456,234 67
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEwBERRY.
Before me came J. Y. McFall, who b
statement is a true condition of said bar.k
Sworn to and subscribed before me, tl
IGeo. W. Summer,
0. B. Mayer, Directors.
~: F. Wright,
Thursday dawned bright and clear,
and before the sun had reached its
ze-th the entire community, includ
ir a number of strangers, assembled
at the residence of Col. and Mrs.
Arthur S. Tompkins to witness the
ceremony, when Miss Kate, the eld
est daughter and pride and sunshine
of the house, became the wife of Mr.
John Kinard Aull, a brilliant and
promising young 'son of Newberry
and a worthy scion of one of its old
est families. As the guests gazed
upon the bonnie bride in her hand
some costume of pearl gray crepe de
chine with picture hat trimmed in
flowing ostrich plumes, they could but
"'Never morning dawned so brightly,
Never sky such radiance wore,
Never passed into the sunshine
Such a lovely bride before."
As Col. Bacon played the wedding
march the bridal party descended the
broad stairway in the following or
der: First came two little girls in
frocks of white lace bearing wax can
dles in exquisite amber candlesticks.
Miss Virginia Addison, with Mr. J. T.
Renwick; Miss Virginia Graydon,
with Mr. G. F. Wearn; Miss Rhett
Sheppard, with Mr. E. L. Richardson;
Miss Alice Aull (the b'eautiful young
sister of the groom) with Mr. L. W.
Cheatham; Miss Susan Wheless, with
Mr. H. W. Dominick; Miss Grace
Tompkins, with Mr. L. G. Eskridge;
then followed the groom with his
best man, and the bride upon her
father's arm. Miss Marie Tompkins,
tle sister of the bride, was the maid
of honor and came in with Mr. F. H.
The ceremony was impressively per
formed by the Rev. Dr. C. E. Burts,
of the Baptist Church. The brides
maid's costumes were of white broad
cloth, with short coats of the same
material and black velvet Gains
borough hats. *The maid of honor
wore a. coat suit of pale blue velvet
with a hai to match. They all bore
huge bouquets of white. carnations.
The bride carried a shower bouquet
of lilies of the valley, and as she
stood on the staircase in allher bea:u
ty and brightness and threw it among
the brides maids all fancied
''Angels are painted fair to l'ook like
There's in her all that we believe of
Amazing brightness, purity and truth,
E~ternal joy and everlasting love."
The mansion was darkened; to keep
out the garish light of day, but scin
~tillated with wax tayers and roaring
fires. The fower floor was opened en
suite. Wreaths of holly, carziations
and japonicas .adorned the wall.
Adown the length of the dining room
in a glittering shape of the letter T
stood the table dazzling in its wealth
of crystal and silver, the centre being
occupied by a superb jardiniere of
glorie de France roses. The bridal
presents were worthy of a Queen's
jubilee, and the collation of a King.'s
feast. The entire bridal party ac
companied the bride and groom as far
as Trenton enroute . for Newberry,
their future home, and showered them
with pecks of rice and old shoes.
Among the wedding guests from a
distance were Mr. and Mrs. M. L.
Holstein, grandfather and mother of
tie bride, Hon. Elbert H. Aull, father
of the groom, Mrs. Wheless, of Au
gusta, Mrs. Fetzer, of Greenwood,
Miss Ruth Harris, of Henderson, N.
C., Mr. Augustus Merriman, of
POLICY HOLDERS' MEETING.
The policy holders of the Farmers'
Mutual Fire Insurance association .of
Newberry county will meet at the
court house on Saturday, January 12,
1907, at 11 o'clock a. m. Business
that concerns all the members will
come up for consideration. A full at
tendance is desired.
Jos. L. Keitt,
L. I. Epting, President.
Located at Newberry, S. C., at the close
ember 20, 1906.
Capital stock paid in.....-$ 5o,o0o oo
Undivided profits,1less current
expenses and taxes paid.--- 43,361 72
Due to banks and bankers.... 508 32
Due unpaid dividends..........727 00
Individual deposits subject to
chek................ -.. 251,148 52
Savings deposits........... 110,489 11
ing only sworn, says that the foregoing
as shown by the books of file in said
-J. Y. McFA LL, Cashier.
s 27th day ofi December, 1906.
Jn C. GnnGA NS C. C. C. P.
Now is Your Time to B
$500.00 worth of Ladies' a
Children's Gloaks going at
$12.00 -Cloaksfor $9.0
10.00 Cloaks for 7.98
8.50 Cloaks for 6.75
5.00, Cloaks for 3.75
A GREAT BARGAIN FOR T
COME AT ONCE.
December Patterns just in.
Grnd Slaughter Sale
Before Taking St ock.
Commenaing Monday, 'December 17th, we will commence
our annual fall clearing out sale. People have found out that
when we put out an advertisement it means something and is
not a catchpenny and windy scheme to fool the people, but is a
strictly'business matter, 1st. To clean out our stock, to save
trduble and expense of taking stock and 2nd. To give many
bargains to many people. We will positively give 25 per cent.
or one fourth off of the following goods:
All Clothing, MVen's, Boys' and Youths'; all
Colored Winter Dress Goods; all Ladies' Skirts;
all Ladies' Jackets, Capes and Furs; all Cassi
mere for Men's Pants; Men's Dress Shirts; La-.
dies' Hats and Fascinators; all Rugs and Art
Squares; all Trunks.
This sale positively goes into effect Monday, December 17th,
and will end any time we may choose to call it off, so come
early and get choice selections. We have an immense stock
of goods outside of our special sale, and for bargains all around
we claim we cannot be beaten. We have special drop head
Sewing machines, guarantee unlimited, for $17.93, and new,
reliable Domestic Sewing Machines $25.00.
For Christmas presents don't fail to see our selections.
Our 26th car, making 2600 barrels of choice Tennessee
Flour, has arrived and.going rapidly at following prices:
Best Patent - -' - - .- $4.35
Best Half Patent - - - - -. 38S5
Every barrel guaranteed. Better buy now, next spring you
may have to pay $6.00 for same flour. Buy before price ad
vances. We are selling hundreds, let us sell you.
No goods on probation or charged at these prices.
PROSPERITY, S. C.
ThE BAPK OF PROSPEITY,
PROSPERITY, S. C.
Capital Stock -- - - $25,000,OO
Undivided profits .. - - 12,160.00
Interest allowed at rate of 4 per cent. on time deposits.
Special attention to farmers' accounts. No account too
small, none too large to enlist our best attention. It is a pleasure
to meet and greet you. Call in:
G. Y. Hunter, President. J. S. Wheeler, Vice-President.
J. F. Browne, Cashier. Hunt, Hunt & Hunter, Attys.
Board of Directors:
N. L. Black. A H. Hawkins. P. B. Warner
S. S. Birge. J. S. Wheeler. J. F. Browne
S. P. Booner. G. Y. Hunter A. G. Wise.