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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
-erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, Jaunary 8, i9o6.
Never have people been so able
as now to buy good things but the
time has not come when they should
buy things they do not need.
More than any other material
thing they need good roads. Good
roads are short roads to all kinds
We wish the people of this coun
ty would build 40 miles of perma
nent good roads across the co.unty.
this vear. In that event they 'would
build more next year.
Taxation is the only way. We
are likely to have "better times"
than we now have.-Laurens Ad
Yes, if we could only get our peo
ple started to building good roads.
If we could only get Newberry
county to build a good macadam
road between here and Prosperity,
a distance of only seven miles and
change the .ocation in a few places
so as to avoid so many railroad
crossings and build it this year.we
would soon see a great change in
everything in the way of roads in
this county. lust to get a. start of
the right kind to see what it all
means and the rest would be easy.
Yes, by taxation. That is the only
equitable way. But this would be
a tax which would be a good invest
ment with large dividends.
It wouild be a good thing if the
legislature should provide for the
examination -and licensing of pub
lic accountants.. The employment
of outside professional examiners
and accountants- to audit the books
of corporations is extending and if
there was a system of licensed ac
countants, stockholders. might pro
vide for.*examinations and auditing
by one of these.--Greenville News.
Better still the legislature should
provide for the appointment of two
or three expert accountants who
would be in the constant employ
ment of the state and whose duty
it should be to check up the ac
counts of all public officials just .as
the govei-nment . of the United
States provides for the appointment
of'postoffice inspectors and national
bank examiners, and not work until
suspicion rests upon an office that
it is short in its accounts. It would
be a protection to those who are en
deavoring to discharge their official
duties honestly and a terror and a
stay to those who might be inclined
to walk outside the right path.
There were several large short
ages in the state and county offices
unearthed last year. With the
knowledge before them that were
aliable to be checked up at any time
by an expert the situation in these
counties might 4e different today.
It would be economy to employ
such expert men even at a good
The legislative dispensary inves
tigating committee has accomplish
ed practically nothing. A report
will be submitted to the legislature
costing the state several hundred
dollars for copying and printing.
The committee announces that it
will ask for another resolution
giving the committee authority to
require the attendance. This wvill
come along with a lot of other dis
Henry H. Rogers, vice president
and director of the Standard Oil
Co., of New Jersey, when asked by
Attorney General Hadley whether
he was a stock holder in the Stand
ard Oil Co., of Indiana said: "I
beg to be excused." But Hadley
is from Missouri.
The Newberry Herald and News
celebrated the New Year by in
creasing its size to six columns.
The last number wvas especially
Et te Atlanta. Wouldst thou a
discoverer and inventor of heroes
and heroines allow a woman who
danced with a king to be a mere
vender QU thy sweet?? -
The Legisla'ure. C
The legislature meets today and
as this is the second session of the t
regular term ,both branches will :
lose no time in getting down to
lbusiness. There will be no officers:'
to- elect and the calender brought
over from last year will be taken
up at qnce.
Everybody seems anxious to
know just what wil be attempted:
in regard to the dispensary and it
seems to be the general opinion
that tl-e liquor question will con
sume the greater part of the at
tention of our law makers for the
next few days.
Conditions are somewhat chang
ed since the legislature adjourned
last February. Fourteen counties
have voted for prohibition and the
dispensary investigating committee
has been at work and we suspect
that a great-many of our represen
tativ-e-s would be glad to have some
wise man to tell them just where
they are at.
Then the tax question has been a
muchly discussed recently. A strong t
effort is being made to have all e
property returned at its actual val- E
If the dispensary remains the'
state board of directors and a li
quor cornmission are to be elected. C
The editor of The Heraid and C
News will be in Columbia during C
the session and will try to keep the t
readers of this paper posted as to 1
general legislation and also as to g
the acts and doings of our own
We believe the time has come i
when the lien law should be re- e
pealed and something should be
done to improve the. law as to farm
contracts. The repeal. of the lien -
law wil have a good effect upon the j
A NEW YEAR STORY
Pathetic Tale of a lian's Meanness and a1
. Woman's Broken Heart.
Josephine (Rhett) Bacot.
The light shown brilliantly forth
from every window, offering to an.
appreciative eye the extensive and
very beautiful grounds. .The out
line of each leaf was distinct, and
even the simp)le gravel walks were
made mysterious and poetic in the.
effect. Carriages came and went.
The rolling of wheels broke pleas
antly the stillness of the night. The
street waifs assembled at the near
by corner to see what they could
of the entertainment. Not mch
could they see, however, as the cor
ridors were enclosed and the mov
ing assemblage was hidden from
the view of even the most unscrup
ilous of onlookers.
One neighb)or was not so pleas
mtlv interestedl. however. She clos
A the inner shutters, not b)eing coni
tent with the usual shutting of the
ones outside, which the maid had
attended earlier. "The last day in
the year to have chosen to disturb
*me! I suppose they do it on pur
And when the band began to play
some familiar air from the "Bohe
mian Girl" she actually cried out:
*"Cruel, cruel! I can't stand it !'
For some time she walked rest
lesslv up and down the chTamber,
then, seating herself dejectedly, ex
claimed aloud, (it was a habit fast
growing on her) "I must be daft to
dream they thought of me at all
who does, or knows, or cares of my
past grief. Tonight, alas, how lit
tle past it seems !
Tears coursed each other down
her cheeks till, brushing them rude
lv off. she rose and fastened her
door, caring not, at even this hour
to risk a possible intruder-. Comn
ing again to the fire, nowv burning
almost reluctantly, as though it
would not tempt her to sit up to
night, she sat rocking slowly in
front of it, with uinsec.ing eyes.
H Ter thoughts wxent backwards not
days, or weeks, but many v-ears.
*She seemed to see a gay girl of
sixteen, with laughing brown eves
and soft sunny locks, and many gay
companions;~ who came and went;
but ever and again was one at her
side-a tall, comely v-outh with fine
frank eyes and genial voice and
manners. Those two were always
together. She teased and put him
off again, and yet again, but one
da h spokeatale frmm intensity
>f feelings, but strongly and with
effect. She felt that in him she
ound her master. She could no
onger hide it from herself, and tho
roung, she was already a woman
n many ways.. Her face betrayed
ier before she uttered a word. A
trange, new happiness crept over
ier and made her shy as never be
ore. It was he that insisted that
ier parents be told, and their con
ent asked for. She would have
)referred silence for a while.
"I wish I Cold( hope to be mar
-ied immediately," he said, "hut.
Alas. T have nothing but my pro
ession; and though I believe I have
egun well I am but twenty-two
mnd I fear a year or two will pass
)efore I can fittingly wed with one
,CCMI ais N'Otrsclf-llor wolll(l
'our parelits give their ciliseilt.
Nor woul(l they have drealld i)f
tich a thing. They liked him. It
\as said that he would most likely
WC e a Inal Of g reat epu1tatioll.
lie had diie spledidlV :o far, bi)tli
.A college and at his legal examina
ion. His miaiden speech was deem
d brilliant by able men: hut they
'reatly regretted the tim-1ing of his
ddresses. Two years hence would
ave been wiser and allowed their
aughter, Bessie to see something
f the world. and other men. ITow
er, tlle\ adillitted the indScretlI(>l
f li te otri ci1i s mc
ogether w.as theirs, and they ctould
lilt acqiesce in their :nn'unel n -
I le had '.m( ) fII :mmher state.
as little known-and was told b
anv that to succeed. he must nec
ssarily iiiingle with men. go into
ociety. All helieved in his
billities. Bessie's parents were
inong those who urged him to
oin various. sociekies and make
is powers known. Vhen
nissing an evening with her he
vavs assured her of the trial to him
elf, and how gladly wotild lie giC
ip all but for believing. it was the
uickest way towards askir:g her to
1ame the day for their w~edding.
Being gifted with eloguence and a
ich fund of anecdotes, he wvas
nuch sought for at dinners and en
:ertainments of various kinds.
Soon he became welcome every
where. His devotion never flagged.
The months passed happily. She
became more and( more dlependlent
>n hini for her happiness-studied,
racticed and generally cultivated
[erself that she might be a wife of
whom he would have the right to be
iroud-while his achievements fil
ed her heart with pride. Her p)ar
ants. too, were more andl more
pleasedl with her choice. They of
en had him to 'dinnier-to meed
special people. (.ne of these enter
tainments she recollected well to
tight. It was on a New Year'.
lay. it happenedl the conversation
)ecame general. when somew ilk
old 1( an amutsing stor)y ) Of11 aniler
:loiigs undler the influence of li
quor. It was so funny that all
laughed. She was surprised at his
looking so grave, and( afterwards
asked hinm the c.ause.
"My mother is an old fashioned
lady," said he. "and such stories
never bring smiles to her face. Ir
fact, she can never seem to hear
them. To her they seem tragedies
I believe. . She would often amust
you I dare say. She says, on<(
need not be worldly if in the world
hoever, and I want you to love
her. she is a true gentlewvomvan. i:
Thle year that followed this con
versation p)roved that lie needed hib
mothers strong, personal influence
She regarded him safe through his
new ties, but alas! sweethearts ar<
not always wise, nor was this one
Accustomed always to s'eeing hei
father take wine daily, she did not
realize that though made to "makt
glad the heart of one mian," it wvas
often suicidal to another. It was
not the fauht of the wine, but thc(
weakness of the mnan. often an in
herited weakness, which required
all the force of a strong character
to control. An uniscruplulous rival
was at the side of her lover, one
who envied him his talent and
:harm. and left naughit uindone that
:ould serve to wreck his career. She
;aw it all now as never before. iIe
not over strong, tempted by late
[ours, exhaustive mental work and
with no one near to warn him, for
she, who might have saved him,
trusted to his sweetheart's influ
ence. and alas, she was blinded 1
ignorance and inexperieclice of lii
Until later lessie heard nothir
of the habit fast growing upon hir
The second New Year after the
betrothal they went to a ball. su<
as the one now going on next doc
To her grief and mortification, a
ter supper he came to her stagge
ing, and but for the intervention
a friend of both. would have caus<
a scene. That night she could nev
forget: had the stars fallen fro
heaven. she could not have he
more utterlly taken by surpris
Her faith in all things was gor
He had held. perhaps. too high
place in her heart. Soon after -I
was ill. The engagement was br
ken, of course, and in spite 4f u
gent. even pitiful re(nests. she h
refused to see him again. Yea
went by, her parents tol)k her tra
elling,1. She w;-.- heatitiful and r
ceived much admiration. but hi
Cold reserve kept would-he SuitO
at a distance. Sie liad. howev
begun to cultivate her talents wi
some interest. when the news of h
old lover's complete reforniati(
and marriage. after two years' ti
of himself reached her. I lis wii
she knew, to be a most luvely a1
charming woman. The facts we
told her by a stran'er. in th1i wise
I) was ait a dtinner in Rjihm
last authmm. he sail. when a11h
happened T can ne-Vr iorget. T
1e was ,ure.d to take wine ii vai
On its )eiig repeated a fourth tin
he said in a clear. manly voic
'Gentlemen. forgIve me for intr
ducing personalities at snch a tin
but without dling so you will i
perhaps, understand an appare
rudeness. With your permissior
will portray a portion of my oy
life. As a youth. I was. I belieN
my.mother's joy. my father's pri
even w ith all my faults. I lived
see the day, when they wvould gla
lv have seen me safely in' my gra
-all .through the uncontrolled ta:
for liquor-not the liquor; for ti
is a gift from God:; only dangerc
when the control is weak, the w
not properly exerted a disea
.Years went by. I thought, with 1
friends, that I had become a ho1
less dlrunkard, xwhen, thanks be
Almighty God, there came a chan
-suffice it to say, I wvas given t
influence that enabled me to ex<
my~ enfeebled will. xwhich allthoug
(ormant or dead--for good. F
miore than two years. no drop I
passced miy lips, and should it. tra
edy must ensue. Nowv. gentlem<
that you knoxw the cause of my
fusal, vou xvill, I am sure. exct.
me from joining you-' For soi
moments you could hate heard
pin (drop," saidl the str-anger. "I :
glad to sax-, in dleference to i\
Wise. not a man priesent lif ted 1
glass again throughout that dunn
A month later- xve attended his w<
(ing in a b)odly and. I believe. tru
that that man is sober for life."
Not a iremor had betrayed 1
feelings during the recital, but
was observed that the tongue
Miss Bessie Darno became ,m<
and more bitter. She knexv it.
xas hard that another had risl<
and won what she had given ye;
of her life to have had. Yet.
had acted as she believed right
the time. For none lives alone, 1
wife of a drunkar-d is not the oi
one to suffer-and a woman m
think not of herself alone-she 1
This New Year's ball 1
brought the wxhole sad story b)a
She went to her mirror and look
long and sadly at the wrieck oi
once beautiful face.
"A complete xwreck, she sa
"and hard andl eynical, too. .W.
is the better for my hein g alixve
night ? or who xxould caie shot
I die ?" she half moaned: P>u
ing her face in the cushion.
wept bitterly. Then, for the fi
tie in many a year, she sank
her knees and humbly and carrne
ly prayed to the Giver of All Go
that a new heart mig-ht be given I
xith the Newv Year. From that tit
a change came over her life, a
gradually it became knoxwn that
all the homes of that town th<
xas none wxhere more and kindi
sympathy could be found than
hers. The young were her espec
favorites and many a timely h<
did they receive from her.
. 4 35 ?er
On The Prettie
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now offering t
Ladies' and C
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per Cent Redu<
>t. Of the condition of The Commercial
it business, Decomber 30th, 1905.
Cn Furniture and fixtures....,... 3,05.
e'. Due from Banks................. 49,40,
1e- Overdrafts.... ........... 2,74
to Canh in Bank............ 16,73
ve STATS OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
te COUNTY OF NEWBERRY. j
at I, J. Y. McFall, Cashier of the:
usstatement is true to the best of
ill Sworn to before me this 1st
n Attest: Z. F. Wright, 0. B. .Ma
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- Actual Result of a
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Ir. Age at Issue, 22 -l'ER
d- Total Ca
(Being $137-oo more than paid
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he Call to see us.
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ieir entire stock of
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tion. This is a rare
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best at Bargain Prices
as, a Feature.
E MER Co
Bank of Newberry, S. C., at the close of
t 95 Capital stock......................$ 50,000 00
L 93 Due Banks.......................... 616 77
5 10 Profits (less all ex enses paid) 32,777 78
Dividends unpaiT............ .558 00
1 80 Dividend No. 17.................. 2,000 00
S97 Individual deposits.......344,720 20
1 75 .-$430,671 75
above named Bank, swear that the above
my.knowledge and bejief.
J. Y. McFALL, Cashier.
day of January, 1906.
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LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
ization makes it the STRONGEST Life
.It is nearly 40 years old. It gives
1 in the Policies of any Insurance Comn
icipating rates are LESS than any Qther
~2O Payment Life Policy,
ID INVESTMENT l'ERIOD
Maturing in 1903
4000o-- Arrual i'remium. S25.90
sh Value, $655.
in, besides t wenty years insurance free. ))
of the total premiums paid.).
p Insurance, $1710.
pany is doing so well?
ROBER T NORRIS, Gen'l Agt.,
Newberry, S. C,
erry, S. C.
n. , $ 50,000.00
. . 25,000.00
. . 235,000.00
i on deposits in Savings
Fire Proof Vault.
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