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. F.. D. DEPARTMENT,
Address all communications to
h 'o.' 1. Wicker, editor.
You have-no d. ubt heard the song
U'nder I( 'Shade !.f the Old App'c
Tree'" and probably you- have drawn
imaginative pictures of the happy
scenes that transpired there. Well
now set your imaginat've, wheels in
motion and see what the Rural Letter
'Carriers of f his coualy will,.do a
say as they meet from week to week
like so'm-ii.y candle-fl'<s undir tLe
shade of the editor's lamp. We can't
assemble as o body ev -ry-week t:) di
cuss our needs but we can get to geth
or -i fomeic other way, shivo ..r
fo1iia, thiere."ore when this v.Utoi
lights )i.s 3'- mp and sits down to ;ii
desk he will expect you candlefli%s t.
Coli alng up -.n1 1 iispire him
with your presence. We are going to
look for you and when we see a long
angular fellow with long wings, a
long proboscis and keen, piercing
eyes we will know thati No. f from
Pomaria is present, and when we see
a little wiry fellow flapping his
wings under the shade of. the lamp
with 'spectacles on his nose we will
kknow that Prosperity No. 4 is xvith
us to entertain us with an interesting
message; and when we see a great
big fellow with a heavy mustache
under a somewhat heavy pro
boscis fly up and light and begin
walking around with a dignified air
over the desk and paper and whatever
ele he sees fit to walk on, we will
bow and ho;wdy to Kinards No. 2.
The' purpose of this department is
to arouse greater interest in the R.
F., C. Association at home by getting
better acquainted with each other
personally through this department;
to get in closer touch with our pat
rons so that they may come to under
stand our needs and help us without
feeling that we are asking too much;
to hammer persistently, in season and
out of season, on the proper officials
for better roads. One fact must be
kept constantly before the public
mind, viz, that bad roads cost more
than gbod roads. A machinist knows
that every unnecessary turn of a
wheel is a waste of mechanical ener
gy; likewise every unnecessary step
that your horse has to tate to pull
you out of a mudhole is a waste of
animal energy for which you are pay
ing dearly every year, to say wtling
of the expense of keeping your vehi
cle in running order.
We want to insist upon the carriers
of the county to write letters for this
department and make it interesting
for the patrons of the various routes
as well as for each other. Write
something and let your patrons know
that, you are alive and scramlibling
with might and main to attract at
tention to VouIrl side of the fiel, or
keep Silent and civince your atirons
that you are a lazy, gMood'or-nothiing,
measly, veasly, (1ryed up old ni1numy
We dto noi t wish to leave the imiitles
sion t hat this det(')iitment is intIenided
solely for the c'arriiers (of Newherryv
counity ; oni the contrry, I.we will glad
ly welcome let ters fromn the carriers
of ot her counties anud of othier s inteCs
whler'e Th'e HerCialdlL ndl News is rea'..
-In wirit ing~ let ter's to .thIiis deparut.
ment, (dont hea t a rounid Ithe bush so
much bitt go straiighmt to the mark;
say whiat you. have got to saiy plini
ly, po(initedly, and in as few words as
~possile. Let us hear from you and if
you know of any jokes on your broth
er carriers by all means let us hear
T. E. W.
Our' patrons1 will rt~'ztly help us
by p)lacinig their boxes as requiired by
the department convenient for the
carrier by the roadside. A p)ost should
be set in the gr'ounid about fi fty in
cIhes high andl on t his post Lin arm ex
tend1ing about eighiteein ineh'es and se
euriely faistenf y'ouri box oni thle end(
of this aim. lThen wih thi le box in
this posit ion t he carr'iit'erLcan drive
.under' i it aind plac thC le box i right. he
fore him without hiaving~ to tlirow off
his storm ('lilth and hapiobie in bad
riny i co(ld1 free(zin Ant'~*LiIher.. Then
again our pa trons w"ould favor us
fari more thant they think by supply
ing -themselves with a small stock of
.stamps postal cai'ds ete, so as Ito
avoid placing pennies in the box for
the cariir to fumble after and fish
out on cold snowy days. Again, pat
rons should look after the roads and
'bridges in their respective neighbor
hood and when a plank is broken in a
'bbidge so as to make a dhngerous hole
or when a mudhole becomes almost
impassible they should fix it or see
that it is fixed ak' ohce for they expect
the carrier to come without fail' re
gardless of weat,her had roads or..any
thing else that might get in the 'way.
f a tree were to fall across a ,rail
road and you w.'ere expecting some
unportant. 1ettet. or package on the
ext train you would hustle to get the
obstae'ld out .of the way so that all
might arrive safely without unneces
sary delay. The carrier deserves the
.same treatment so that lie may not be
delayed in the discharge of his duty
to you and the department.
Please dont take to the idea that
on cold raniy days you ivoild insult
the carrier if you should come out and
invite him 'to come in hand warm his
>enumbed fingers and aching toes and
sit. aown to a wai'm dinner and a hot
cup of coffee. Of course we cant
drink anything stronger.
W. 11. Eddy,
Carrier No. 4, Newberry.
Considerable attention- has been
given during the past year to the en
forcement of the requirvment that
boxes shall conform to the regula
tion, to t4le end that the use of wood
en'boxes or aill kiiids and other recep
tacles which are unsafe or inappro
priate shall be discontinued.
This is being done by requiring in
spectors when niaking inispections to
report all boxes which are not ap
proved 1r ai're unsafe or by calling on
postmasters for repoits as to the eon
dition of boxes oi the routeos at. their
ofliee. The work of eliminating boxes
whicli do not goinform to tlie regula
tios has progressed so far that it is
believed a very large proportion oo.,
the boxes now in use on rural routes
are in substantial conlormity with
With a view to economy of time
and to secure greater expedition in
th delivery of mail, since July 1,
1906, it is required that all boxes on
rural routes, shall be equipped with.
suitable sig;nals for the purpose of
indicating file presence of mail there
in for dispatch, (lie.carriers being re
quired to examine only those boxes
disp,hying signals, It is not expected
or desired that boxes shall be equiped
with clostly or complicated devices to
be used as signals, but flags or any
suitable objects which can be con
spicously displayed and will attract
the attention of carriers will answer
Patrons should fix their boxes to
suit tile convenienee of the carriers
and after the carrier has notified the
patron to 1tlis effect (lie carrier may
take steps to leave the mail of such
patron at the postoffice until the
boxes is fixed. But it is hoped that
the carriers in this county will not
have any trouble in regard to patrons
erecting their boxes properly.
Yancey T. Dickert,
Carrier No. 7, Newberry.
I'ditor R. F. 1). Department:
Ai your. re(lest I send herewith a
ew jot'tilgs. I wish to speak first on
the I'id <ie.stion]. G(od roaids :a-e
of vital inmortance to every one and
espevially to (the R. 1". I). earivrier- For
they have to go rain (Il shine. Thev
vmmailIt wait oin tle wealher to celvar
1nor 1111 111n the roa(s to t doo. Two
0na1l1 i'egjiiiremnents of the depart went
arie that sullii 1( iint mili muist he eari
ried and the r oads kept ini good cond.i
tioni and1 whien aln inspector goes over
a route and1 fiinds thle roads ini had
cniinand thle patro.ins not initer'
sedenough in it to patroize it suif
tiieently I hey may exlie.t a dliscolit iu..
ancc of th(le rou to. l'achi carrie r on a
louteC of st andlard lengthl is cx poecd
to cary 3000 pieces 90C mail matter
hp mfonithI so you see it behooves every
pat ron who wants his route contined
to be0 up and doing. The H. F. D.
carrieds are handling a large propor
tion of the U. S. Mail so friends give
uis.good roads. B&ut we never will have
good roads- as long as matters are
permnit ted t o rock alonig as t hey are
now. (Give us suipervisor's (halt will
1 over' thle ro(ads and -cc that they
ar proi' perly wvorked or at least see
whet he they are worked a1t. all, p)1o
Ierly or improper'ly. The grand .jury
is comiposed( mostly of farmers and
herefore should be interested in (lie
rurial routes suulfielenitly to bestir
IIhimselv"es in the intecrest of the
radls (over wh11i ch thle iroutes pass.
These roadls should have the first at
tealtion. At our last, meeting it was
brnht out that sonic of (lie roads
bi, opeI(n, public ronads-had n( ot been
worl<ed in a year'. Now Mr. Editor
let us all make a sitlong pull together
for het ter roads and( (lien work for
Say Mr. Editor, how about that
young lady making application to you
for a letter? When she seemed disap
poinited because you had no letter for
lier, on one of your trips you told her
you would take lher order 'to the
Letter Mfg. Co., and have it filled.
Have you filled the order yet or is it
still on file?
A sk Uncle Pete if th at doesn't
beat a thanksgiving present.
J. Kinards sNo. 2.
(Look here friend J. the next time
you take fl notion to bubble over on
me let me know a few days in advance
so I can fix. Editor.
LATIMEA HOT IN COLLAR.
Believes South Carolina Capital Could
Have Won But for The
Washington, Jan. 11.-Senator La-'
tinier today denounced as unqualified
ly false any statement made by any
persol to the effect that lie did not
do his whole duty as lie saw it en
deavoring to have the sub-treasury
located in Columbia.
'I make this statement,' he said,
''because every hionest man knows I
did all I coild for Collumbia. I gave
my proxy to Mr. Lqgare before I re
turifed to Washington to vote for me
in case I did not: get here, and I be
lieve firmly that we could have won
beyoiid doubt. if we had not been
bounlld by lie clicus. This is the
way Ithle vase looked to me and ex
plaiis my retmarks regardiiig Secre
tary Shaw. Any statement that I did
not do my whole diuty is false and
Svnator atier'-s friends resent
the accuIsat thi at he was negligent
of C"oluimbia 's initer-est .
Left the Church.
Ambrose R. Ieiiderson of Boston,
came forward last'inight att Seelback's
with a prize negro story. The tale
was that of a niegro barber.
''Mr. Dicksoii,'' said Mr. Iender
son, ''was shaving one of his cus
tomers one morning when a conver
sation took place between them re
specting Mr. Dickson's former con
nection with a colored church.
" 'I believe you ai'e connected with
a church in Elm street, are you not,
DicksonP said the customer.
'' 'No. salh; not at all.'
'' 'What! Are you not a member of
the African church?'
'' 'N'ot dis yeah, sir.'
'' 'Why did you leave their commu
nion, Dickson '9'
'' 'Well, I'll tell you, sah,' said
Dickson. 'It was just like dis; I join
ed-the church in good fait'. I give ten
dollahs loward the stated gospil de
fus' year, and de church people call
Me ''BruIddah1 DiCkiSOnl,'' anld se3COnl'
year. my blisinless aini't so good, and I
gilb onily five dollahus. Dat year de peo
ple call me ''Mr. Dickson.' Well,
salt, the third year I fell very poor;
iad sickness in my family, and I
didn't gib n iffin' for preachin'. Well,
salh, arter dat (iey call me ''dat old
nIggcr ickson,'' and I left 'em.'
Feed and Sale Stable
A~. T. Brown on Caidwell St.
Brown & Co.
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect June 3, I906.
Lv. Newberry(C. N.A L.) 12:36 p. m.
Ar. Laurens 1 :42 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. &. W. 0.) 2:09 p. m.
Ar. Greenville 3:25 p. mn.
Lv. Laurens 2:07 p. m.
Ar. Spa rtanburg 3 :40 p.m.I
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Rry) 4:00 p. mn.
A r. HdndersonvillIc 6 :35 p. mn.
A r. Asheville 7 :30 p. m.
Lv. Lanr~ens (Q. & W. C.) I :50 P. mn.
Ar. Greenwvood 2 :48 p.m.
A r. McCormjek 3:40 p. m.
Atr. August a 5:25 p. m.
Pullman Chair Cat-s between Au
gusla, Laurens and Atshevillo, ti
weekly. Leave Augusta~ Tuesdays.
TPhur-sday and Satur-days ;leave Ash
villie Mondays, Wed nesda ys and1(1ri
Note : The above arrivals and de
p)arturies, as well as cotnnections with
othier companties, a-e given as infor
imation, and arec not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T, Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.
3. W. WHIE.
From Jan. Ito Jan. 3(
Invoice prices with fvr
bu iness. This price
any one article, or wil
please. The followinf
Buggies and Phaeton
t ck of these vehicle
at the Lowest Whc
Wagons in Four, Three, Two a1
One IIorse, in Solid Iron, Hollow Ir(
and Thrinble Skain Axels. Li
Robes, Horse Blankets, Storm Fror
and Storm Aprons, of latest and be
makes. Harness, Riding Saddl(
Bridles. Collars and parts of he
ness, Whips, Saddle Blankets, A:
Oil and Grease, Harness Oil, Tra
Chains and almost everything in he
ness and gear department.
New Home Drop-Head Sewing M
chines, Window Shades, Pictures ai
SCHNAPPS has be
paper so that every
opportunity to get a
facts and know that
to produce the chccri
the famous Piedmont
tobaccos, and that SCI
ought to chew. Stil
who accept other, an
that do not give the se
NOTICE OF PARTNERSHIP.
Th'le und1(ersigned(l have this (lay f<
mda partnership for the p)ractie
law in all of the Courts of this Ste
and of the United States, under t
firm name of Blease and Domini<
with offices on Lawv Range, Newb<
ry, S. t.
T[he individual members of the fii
atppreciate t he conisideration herei
fore shown t hem, and will, in the I
Iture as in the p)ast, gi,ve prompt, ea1
fLi and-fpithful attention to all bn
ness intrusted#to them.
Phones: 16 and 179. (Offices.)
IUT OF BI
), 1907. 1 offer my entire
%ight added, no per cent p
will hold good to all for 3(
1 sell you all of the entire s
Y are some of the goods off
s in steel and rubber ties.
s, nearly all of which was
lesale Prices and Freii
id Picture Glass, Lamp for Stand, Li
>n brary and Hall Lamp Chimneys. Big
P line of Crockery for table and Toilet.
ta A few pieces of new and considerable
second-hand Furniture. About seven
st ty-five show-worn and second-hand
is, Sewing Machines.
A line of excellent Wagons for
r- Toilet and Perfume goods.
a Three Show Cases.
d One Iron Safe.
7 ' 7
1 bought a supply of
Eng himself with the di
PS Tobacco, which ha
t gratify his desire to
than cheap tobacco.
~n advertised in this Some day the5
chewer has had an 3chnapps--the
xluaintedl with the they've mTiRssed b
drugs are not used
ng quality found in long ago)-th:en
country flue-cu red thiemselvyes.
INAPPS is what he SHN P
there are chewers SHAP
di cheaper tobaccos, Cent cuts, anid 1
me pleasure, sure you get the
andl 106. (HIesidenices).
of Fred. HI. Dominick.
ie Newberry, S. C., Jan. 1, 1007.
k, - - -
r.- C LUB RATES.
We make you theo following elb of
'i 'eo . No. 1.
.. Thei Semi--WeeV(kly Statec,
. TheSoutern oulJtry .Journal,j
"'1The Southern R?uralisit,.
The South~ern Fruit Grower,
5The Herald and News.
stock of Merchandise
ut on for cost of doing
) days. Will sell you
tock. Buy what you
ered for sale: Surries,
I have a tremendous
bought in car-load lots
ht Rates attainable.
One new "Stan'' and one "Chase''
Piano. Any one intcrested in a high
rrade piano, will do well to examine
Call and look over my stock and
buy what you wish. Price same to
all. Terms Cash. Store for rent,
vill give possession soon as can va
Thanking all for their valued pat
llonage in the past, and hoping to see
You at the 30 days' sale, I am
Yours Very Truly,
s the cheering
chew, and at
~'ll get a taste of the real
r'il realize what enjoyment
n tot getting SCHNAPPS
they'll feel like kicking
a s;old everywhere in 5
andUI 15 cent phi.gs. Be
The el pr~i ce forC IPI the six beoinig
Ni0,we make you them for $3.75.
The Sunday State,
Te Sonuthern Pouiltry Journal,
Thle Sou thern Agrienlturist,
T[he Southern Ruralist,
Thle 1erahl nd Newsi.
The pice for the six being $6.50,
we ma:ke yout a price of $4.00.
Under this arrangement o full
year to each paper must be subscribed
ndl( paid for.