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r. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry. S. C., as and class matter.
Tuesday, January 22, 1907.
The many patrons of the C., N. &
L. railroad will regret the death of
Capt. Blair. lie was always pleasant
and accommodating and one of the
most efileient conductors who ran on
the road. The manner of his taking
off is exceedingly sad.
We take considerable space to prit
the report t Mr. J. lE. MeDonald,
special attorney. employed to look
into( the purchases by the old board.
We do not see wherein it amounts to
a great deal or where it throws any
light on the subject and it certainly
did not. debalr the present board from
making larger purchases than any of
its predecessors. Never before in the
history of the dispensary have there
been so large purchases as those
made by the present. board. Every
available space in the warehouses
filled with liquor and thirty-six car
loads on tie sidet-10ra:s upon which is
being paid deniurrage beeause there
is nio place to store the sitff.
Tn re.-ard to the stock of the dis
pCnsa,rv it will be recalled that some
years -ago eveN before the investigat
ing committee of two year-s ago a
coliliitee was appoiite(d to inquire
wly tie law was not complied with as
tI not ('arvinu over j00.000) Alvk
Ind the i i as :t tha i t i e IInst i
ttuted tated plainly im1t it would he
impssible Il redutice the slock and do
tle bisilness aid that they would
make no effort to coniply with the
As to tle manner of advertising for
bids the plan followed by what is
termed the old board is the rule that.
has been practiced almost if not en
tirely from the beginning of the in
slitution. Tile relsol given for it,
whether a good one or not. was that
it wa desired to fix the staniard for
the different i grades denoninated
as x, xx. an(] s(i i and the puiI)ose
was to have all the sailpliles come iu)
to tile proof'.
As to the records which Mr. Me
Dlonald refe'rs to as not being on file
we have ol'ten wondered why time inl
vest igatig committee did not as one
.O its Iir.st acts sumnion tlie board of
direc(tors and examine (hem causing
them to prodcee their. recor'ls. but
they did not even <irin- the entire
inlve-fi.mtioll and not havinl.g dlone so
it is scarelV fair to that biu:n1A to
spe.1k 4.1, 111('111'11 114,N\-is fol dlid
Ilot lie 'eiilllitee ge downl amid take
hl4.ase''liin lI t he iieou',ds tlieimselv'es
a d r o ly they I lle A hav e lt e . .
The ha rge purchas made in 1904
was ''nlyv wvhia the' board termed an
"esiiitonate purc'hiase to lbe oridteed
out as it muighi he needed before the
next r'egular' mieetinug. The large piur
chaise made in 1906 seems to have
been a real purchaliise as the goods are
actunally in I Coluia.
Thne niew~ legislativle comin it tee will
-look into these matltrs at the state
inst itult ion and will give thme facts
wit hout pre,judice. Tt would hiave
been betterci if thle otherci commit tee
had -t arted with the state institution
anid thle records and mianagpumenit
R. F. D. DEPARTMENT.
(To-. l'. W\icker, e'ditor.
One wvordu toe the pallrons1 of ourii
i'tes('. W heni you read Illis deimr it -
mnit t hrough amid do not see aniy
thmi-t 'romu you' aier,'('' go out to
mee't h,iim on his nlext t rip tand tell hinm
he muist tall into line or skidoo for
Its , ['ine thing toi have good p)at
roiis and ini this respect No. 3i from
Newhery is second to none. Thie faet
is, so far .as good treatment is con
eicned we had rathei' h)e a lmail ear'
rier on R. F. 1). No. 3, than to ho a
Methodist pr'eachier. We know b3
experience wvhiat exquisite pleasure it
gives and how yonur eyes shed tear's of
joy as big as teacups to drive up to ai
box mnd fitnd it filled with soft
luseious peaches. Or perhaps, if it
sntpeaches, yufind yourself corn
pelled to alight and help your pat.
ron to eat a great big watermelon
and then when you are ready to go
lie tells John to get a nice melon and
-put it in your buggy, Oh what s
struggle it takea to tell hin~i not tc
bthter .for fear that he wont, sur<
If our dear old lincle should decid<
K . to gise our salary fifteen dollars ot1
W titeiozitlI, it 4vould pnk a sort of in.
ky,.delible esnile on our faces that all thu
sandpaper in the universe epuldn't
In reply to our friend Pomaria, No.
I with regard to our mail w14gon and
his automobile (?), we will say that,
if our horse should got frightened
and run away, we could unfasten the
door as the back and cut a summer
saul.t. backwards into the road and get
ip all in on lum1p; but if that au
tomnobile should stop suddenly in the
middle of the road and immediately
proceed, without form or ceremony,
to blow itself into ten thousand little
pieces, our friend would find himself
scattered broadcast over his patrons
fields and along the roadside and
hanging in lit tle bits from the tops of
tle moaning-pines. Ie would have a
time getting himself together again
and when he did, tihe l patchwork
would look like a erazy ' quilt. And
then suppose he slhould get, a few
pieces fastened on at the wrong
place ! My, my, wouldn't. he be a
The chingang is now. doing some
good- work on our route near Bush
river ehurch. Good ditches are being
cut on each side of the road and the
dirt thrown to the centre forming a
shed that will allow the water to run
off instead standing in puddles and
making mudholes. We think, how
ever, that the hill just beyond Mr.
Dick Satterwhites should have been
more thorom-ldy worked. The hill
is short hit steel) and of a deep,
stiicky pipeei. so that in bad weath
er a horse will mire to his knees and
at times it is difficult for a team tol
pull a1 wa,'onl dowin it, Imiehl less to
pull upl) it. A few loads of gravel
Would have put the hill in a good
c1miitiiin1 thait wo'1ihv l have been per-i
111nnunt41 . 'Tie lill is ihor-t an1 it
WoUhin 't have taken muclh longer norI
very much more w'irk to have fixed
it rhtT.E. W.
Poniaria- No. 1.
Fditor R. F. D. Depairtient:
Conmplying with your request, T will
drop you a line. I see you are the
first one to take the Protection De
gI'ee b)y Igetting a coinjvass covered wa
g'on to joteet yolurself from blurglars
am1l( aitnr Iatronis and old mnaids who
look for letters everY dav. Now whlen
o')uI see No. 1 of Pomariai riding. the
st reets of Jerusalem aid entering the
old Buncomb leading to his destina
tion, deliveri'ing malil to every body
everY day inl his aultoilobile-I mean
whien the .roads are like they are
nlow, hald but not good--your rig
will le a thing of the past. Now are
of the most impoirtant thinurs to work
for is ,.ood roads, as some of you have
alrieady said and you are correet. 'it
is siIIp'sed that lIe Sam's boys
ate [ ui of d te ri.lt kinld of stuff,
but I tell you when. omeimes, our
h v weels dip dowi ill holes that
ekme to 1he axle ind nearily throw"
IehIli1i. NOW t editor has -eferred
to me as thet candIefly withi ' 'long
htoseis '' amnd if' vou fellows donit (10
your' duty' you will soon1 hove those
"twen. piereciing eyes'' iupon y'ou.
I will ('omie againi soon.
W. S. S., Pomiai'ia No. 1.
From Uncle Pete.
I am tiuly gladi that you have open
edl a lh -al: Let teir Parrtier''s D)epairt
ment11 ini Th'e Heriald and News. We
caieri(is shou)ild appireciate thle kind
ness if The lHeraldl and( News in giv
wants known. R~oute No. 1 is a longr
onei( antd one1 oh thle bIest patrmoiized
routs ('o.f thle en mty. But thleire is a
lie rn,out es. A few of1 thle botxes ate put
t' wa'y sonic of t,he boxes arie placed
is a disgrace to the patron. How any
patro can (i exipect a cairrier' to get out
of his huiggy to unlock ai ho.\ to put
the( mai~il ini is a1 mysIery~ to met. Now.
patrn iofi (t No. 1, hitch upl your' hioirse
to youir buggy, get ini, diviie up to
youir box, take your' key and see if
you ean unlock your b)ox without
thriowing back our 1lap robe iur put
ting' youir foot out. of the buggy, if
you (cain the~n y'our box is all right,
but if you can't, then get a hump on
you. Place your' post on a level place,
let your post be 54 inches high let a
piece extend out from the post. 18
inches, place your box at the end of
this piece, then your box will be all
0. K., then meet me at the box and
let me give you a good hand shake.
Then there is another matter you
should look after, that is the condi
tion of the roads. A large portion of
my roads are in splendid condition,
but there are some bad places and
it is your business to have them fixed
up. Tf aii overseer refuses to put in
his~ time, go to him and insist that ho
does his duty, if lhe refuses to dQ his
duty go to the. supervisor' and .insist
.that:li take ae,tiot in tJi ttey. I
intend to give you good seMree anld
tratins will admit.
Now Bro. No. 2, if- s you are
correct. The Lettexi .,Co., does
beat a thanksgiving r t, but show
about the Now Yea p'0pt?
What. is the matter wIBro. Hen
derson of Brpad river, o cani't you
join our association? N9 is Whit
mire getting alongl Let -4-hear from
you Bro. Is there aiy t.F. D. car
riers at Chappells? We thOught there
were some carriers at that place, but
there no names of carriers froli
Chappells on our roll. We expect ev
ery carrier in the county to join our
association by the 30th day of May.
How is Pomaria I Let us know how
Nos. 1, 2 and 3 tre getting along.
Little Mountain, conie up and join
The Brakemans Dream.
One night a brakeman dreamed a
dream, and dreaming dreamed
And straightway to the pearly gates
his sin-stained spirit hied.
And there before the saints he stood
with downcast head and brow,
"My record's pretty rank," lie said,
"I guess I'm bound below.
EARHARDT & WELLS, LE
The Comedy Triumph
3 Years in London
A FLAY THAT IAlW
Prices: $1.50, $1
Of Fall ar
ALL OUR SUF
All Men's, Boy's,
25 per cent, off c
day. And you h~
either Suit or (
Here is I
Men's Suits anc
$20.00 Suits and Overcoats t
18.00 Suits and Overcoats I
16.50 Suits and Overcoats r
15.00 Suits and Overcoats ri
12.50 Suits and Overcoats n
10.00 Suits and Overcoats r
7.50 Suits and Overcoats r
Also 25 Pe
Ile k oi lot,
confeseLit all I, 4
Aud flirted, too, ahd tbe. bades,
Great Heaveui,, ho' I've. euss
The good St. Penter 14oked at hiin
with kindly, smilling. eyes,
But shook his hefd. "Don't ask;" lie
said, "a mansion in the skids.
But lot ind ask- some questions, sir:
Are you a railroad nan?"
The sinne: bowed, and in this strain
the aged saint began:
You've had your letters sent astray,
chased the train. all day,
Amid the train wheels pounding up
the dust along the way.
And then you've found as usual, your
time card rights had gone.
You've chased the train both night
and day, should have been in
You've taken some gay lady out and
spent a ten or more
And then you calmly tell the boys
you ne'er did this before.
You've spent your life at bad hotels,
and eaten still worse meals,
With oleo and waiter girls, all run
down at the heois.
You've had your leters sent astray,
your trunks have wandered
SSEES AND MANAGERS.
', JAN. 26.
of Two Continents.
Two Years in New York
1S ALL HEARTS
.00, 50c., 25c.
id Winter C1c
IS. AND OVERCOA1
Youths' and Chil
>n reliable merci
wve January, Fet
)vercoat and al
[ow You Save a
'ow - - $15.00
'ow - .- 13.50
ow - - 12.35
ow - - 11.25
ow - - 9.35
ow - - 7.50
ow - - 5.65
r Ct. Reduc
~ect to C<
Yours For (
t6vin, you're h
Aid O nO6 ah.nthO bs e your wife
nwp tell me'is.it so?"
it is," replied the brakeman, as h
"took his hat to go;
"Ah, well," said good old St. Petei
and opened 'the portals wide;
I'm very glad to meet you, jus
kindly step inside.
We'll try and make you hapyy here
we'll do. the best we can.
You've se4od your time- in hell, fo
you've been a railroad man.
thing at a S
IS AT 25 PER CE
[dren's Suits and
andise is not
ruary and Mar<
so the coming
Lt 25 Per Cent I
Boys' and hilIdten
$7.50 Suits and Overco
.6.50 Suits and Overco
5.00 Suits and Overco
4.50 Suits and Overco
3.50 Suits and Overco
3',00 Suits and Ovcrco
2.50 Suits and Overco
2.00 Suits and Overco
tion on All
A Big Lineal1
)pe land I
I .-The' Klinker Pulled in the Tron
In S\vedon some of the station
3 waitiQg rooms are provided with
couches for passengers, and porter6,/
, call the travelers 10 minutes beford
the arrival of trains.
A statistician .calculates that there
iare i Europe at this- moment 9,500,
000 men under arms. If they were all.
r lined up the line wiould be 1,5000
Overcoats MUST GO.
>icked up every
:h, 1907, to use
a Suits a nd Overcoats.
its now - - $4.95
Lts flow - - 4 75
its now - - 3.75
its flow -. - 3.45 I
Lts now - - 2.65
its now - - 2.25
its now - -- 1.87
Lts now - - 1.50