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RUJR/-~L LrETTTER 'J I.I1TBRS.
Mr. T. E. Wicker Writes of the At
Editor Herald and News:
Before I say inything else, I want
to S:IV tilat we sonthern carriers
Shou!" thalik God that we were ht rn
under twhe sunny skies of Dixie. I
have 'feard carrl'rs fron 311 over the
union spewak I o their hardship
through the xvinter Cason which in
many state. last the greater part of
the year. Snowstorn that last for
can resumre ilis teIli s alld nsaralle
ournev ; or perliaps return to the o,
flee and report the roads impassable.
Roads out west where the wheels of
your vehicle mire in the mud and be
come solid as block wheels inaking it
impossible for the vehicle to be drawn
'by horses and necessitatin-P the de
'livery of mail on horseback for sever
al months in the year. Tiresome moun
tain routes where the ups and downs
of life is not by any means a figure
of speech but a solemn reality. These
are some of the troubles that I have
listened to since minzling with the
other delegates here.
On my way over I met and got ac
quainted with the president of the
New Jersey state association and the
president and the secretary of the
state association of Maryland. I
. found them as most other carriers to
*be jolly, good hearted fellows. I ar
rived ahead of my' two colleagues,
-Messrs. A. W. Hill, of Greenville, and
S. G. McDaniel, of Laurens, by sev
earal hours. Yesterday morning
(Tuesday) the convention assembled
in the senate chamber of Georgia's
capital where we listened to a num
ber of welcome addresses which were
along the usual line of such addresses.
The speech of the day was delivered
by Congressman Livingston of the 5th
district of Georgia.
Today we had with us Superintend
*ent of Rural Free Delivery W. R.
Spillman, of Washington, D. C. To
morrow* we will have Fourth Asst.
P. M1. Gen. P. V. DeGraw. After
hearing President Lindsay's report
and attending to some other matters
of ininor detail among which was the
taking of a picture of the association
in a body on the steps of the capital
we returned to the senate chamber
and the president introduced the Hon.
W. R. Spillman.
Among other things Mr. Spillman
said that there was an advantage in
the ;nxeeting together of rural car-;
riers in state and national conven
tions and it was always a pleasure
for him to be present, an advantage
because it brought together the rural
boys and permitted them to get ac
quanited with each other and with
the officers of the department when
. they were present. At first rural de
livery was .an experiment which the
residents of rural districts were at
first unwilling to accept saying that
the star route and old postoffice was
good .enough for them. Since then
rural delivery had gone beyond the'
experimental stage and now every
state in the Union has rural delivery
In inspecting the routes the de
partment naturally turned to the
ioutes whose reports showed the least
patronage and where the route could
not be revised so as to increase the
mail, the department found it neces
sary to discontinue the route though
it gave the department no pleasure
to do this.
European countries have precedad
us in rural delivery and perhaps their
service has been superior to ours but
it is because of our more extensive
territory and a less dense population
but we are profiting by their experi
ence and rapidly forging to the front.
Every carrier should gain the con
fidenc@ of his patrons so as to in
crease the business of the route. To
maintain the dignity of the service
and to show the public that we are
representatives of the government
why should not the carriers wear a
As to roads. Good roads are not to
be desired alone as a convenience
but among other re .sons because good
roads enhance the value of lands
along such roads. Two ways of mak
ing good roads. One is by the use of
the road drag. This drag has come to
the notice of the department. Now
the road is not always passable when
it is all that one can do to get over
it. The carrier must go over the road
every day and therefore he is the best
authority on roads. We are interest
*ed in the election of supervisors who
will take an interest in roadbuilding
and knows his business. The other!
impervious to water. Lie drag is le:
The department is considering th
idea of asking congress for an appr<
I priation for the distribution of goo
r '. : ' l li ture th1rn2fh the carriei
i. or Psta; iW oi words th
l I I u Ire i4 io be. put inlto thle hlandi
[ C t carrier for disIribiution at hi
As ti Iie rules and reoulations 1
was t-'ad to say that they were no
In panmplilet form.
ir we -zidjoll"unlfiedlfo dinner i
mreet ai:nin t hi aft ern" . Tonidl
we wXill be the guests of Sears an
Roebuck at one of the theatreas
Thos. E. Wicker.
The Waning Hardwood Supply.
Althoigh the demand for hardwoo
lumber is greater than ever befor
the annual eut today is a billion fe
le,s than it was seven years- a.o. I
this time the wholesale price of i
different elazses of hardNwood lumhbt
advanved from 25 to 65 per cent. Ti
eut of oak. which in 1S99 was moi
than half the total cut of hardwood
has fallen off 36 per cent. Yello
poplar, which was formerly second i
point of output, has fallen off 3
per cent, and elm has fallen off on(
The cut, of softwoods is over fov
times that of hardwoods, yet it i
doubtful if a shortage in the forme
would cause dismay in so many ir
dustries. The cooperage, furnitur(
and vehicle' industries depend upo
hardwood timber, and the railroad4
telephone and telegraph companie
agricultural inplement manufactu
ers, and builders use it extensively.
This leads to the question, Where i
the future supply of hardwoods to b
found? The cut in Ohio and Ind
na. Iwhich, seven yeras ago, led al
other states, has fallen off one-hal:
Illinois, Iowa, Kenutcky, Michigar
Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey
Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, an,
Wisconsin have also declined ii
hardwood production. The chief en
ters of production now lie in the lok
States, the lower Mississippi Valley
and the Appalachian JIountains. YE
in the Lake sta-tes the presence o
hardwooods is an almost certain in
diation of rich ag'ricultural land
and when the hardwoods are cut th
land is turned permanently to agricul
tural use. In Arkansas, Louisians
and Mississippi the production o
hardwoods is clearly at its extrem
height, and in Missouri and Texas i
has already begun to decline.
The answer to the question, there
fore, would seem to lie in the Appa
lachia.n Mountains. They contain the
largest body of hardwood timber 1ef
in the United States. On. them gros
the greatest variety of tree specie
anywhere to be found. Protecte<
from the fire and reckless cutting
they produce the best kinds of timber
since their soil and climate combin1
to make heavy stands and rapi<
growth. Yet much of the Appala
chian forest has been so damaged i:
the past that it will be years befora
it will again reach a high state o:
productiveness. Twenty billion fee
of hardwoocds would be a conserva
tive estimate of the annual productiva
capacity of the '75.000,000 acres o:
forest lands in the Appa:achians i
they were rightly managed. Unti
t.hey are we can expect a shortage i
Circular 1t16. of the Forest Ser
vice, entitled 'The Waning Hard
wood Supply.'' discusses this situa
tion. It may be had upon applicatio>
to the Forester. Forest Service, Wash
ington. D. C.
That Girl, Salome.
There has been several Salome
upon the stage during the past yeai
but the mo . human of them all i
the Salome introduced in "The Hol;
City,' thle en2'rossingly intereistin,
play written by Clarence Bennet
which is to be produced at the oper
house theatre on Tuesday, October 16
Mr. Bennett 's Salome is not a d
praed and morbidly unhealthy de
generate. but a beautiful and passion
ate creature who is carried away b;
a sweep of her ardor for a time, bu
who dies expressing her belief in th
great truths of religion.
Notice is hereby given that th
books of registration for the Town o:
keep said bo;ks open every day fi
9 a. m., until 5 p. m., (Sunday
.e cepted) including the 1st day of ]
- ceamber, 1907.
d Eug. S. Werts.
Supervisor. of Re;itra! ion
NOTICE TO DRAW JURY.
Noice i'- hreby :n1venl i~t we.
ulndesinal Juiir':( l G.na nises.
Newberrv Countv. S. C.. will. in
office of the Clerk of Court for s
OvrdafSS -AT -ATS
Cpt Stk #- - ftp s
Univde poits)' (ls x
Septemeres Paid 1907.
s- Undiide pioft (lesen
W u aks ous is ne
trest ad inasa
iOcU"o ' . (,o 7 penly and publiel,
om draw the names of thirty-six person
ex-who shall serve as petit jurors for th
Court of General Sessions, whic
will convene at Newberry C. H., S. C
D)t 1 o'clock, Nov. 4th, 1907, an
Jno. L. Epps,
Wm. W. Crumer,
the Jno. C. Gorans,
foi Ju( Com i"sionNers for Newherr
the CoitV. S. C.
aid October 3, 1907.
b ' I,
IN "THE HOOSIER GIRL."
3E, O~CTOBER 19.
NK OF NEWBERRY, S. C.
:Examiner at close of busines
- - - $406,831 14
- - - . 5,653 01
- .. - -3,116 92
- - - - 42,172 34
- .. - - $ 50,000 0(
ienses paid) - - 49,484 84
-- - - 1,030 0(
..- - - - 103&8
- - -858 31
- - - 20,000 04
- - - - 336,296 42
0. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres
Lr Savings Department.
rood, S. C., wishes to
armers of this and ad
that they will store
e it and grade it, all
per bale, the fraction
nt as a month. Our
and Up-to-Date in all
capacity of 6,000 bales.
Statement of the conition o
V Newberry, S. C., Sept. 17
S call of State Bank Examim
E Bills receivable.......$219,605 64 C
Overdrafts........... 5,18o 75 C
l Fixt ures....... ...
i Cash on hand and due
from other Banks.....$ 10,193 92 D
Watch us grow. We pay 4 per cen
ment compounded Semi-annually.
J. D. DGvoRT G.o. B. CRC
W. B. WALLAC,
The People's 11
Paid Up Gapital - -
Surplus and Individual F
For protection of deposi
H. C. MOSELEY, President. M
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier. -GI
Better a conservative interesi
return when wanted, than a high
about the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Depc
makes it so. Likewise our Boar
of prudent conservative managem
G. W. Bowers.
J. A. C. Kibler.
R. L. Luthpr.
M. A. Carlisle.
J. P. Bc
We allow 4 per cent. per
Depar;ment, interest pa
SCapital $50,000 - -
No Matter How Small,
The Newberry .4
Swill give it careful attei
applies to the men and tt
*:The First Cough
* Even though not severe, has a tel
-tive membranes of the throat a
Coughs then come easy all winte
* slightest cold. Cure the first cou
*set up an inflamation in the delica
*lungs. The best remedy. is (
SYRUP. It at once gets right al
*moves the cause. It is free from
*a child as for an adult. 25 cents
PREPARE FOR TN
For it will surely come, and rT
stances that will prove a great
family. If you will take care
soon make dollars whi<
cloudy days of the future.
we'll help you put a silve
dark cloud at the rate of F
on all your rainy day mor
FOUR PER CENT. ON S.
The Bank of
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Di
J F. Browne. Cashier. J
f The Exchange Bank of
th, 1907, in response to
apital stock..........$50,000 00
urplus............... 6,460 74
ashier's Checks...... 269 84
ividends unpaid ...... 87 50
ills payable......... 75,00b 00
t. interest in our Savings Depart
)IER, M. L. SPEARMAN,
V, S C
- - $25,000 00
rof its . $6,000 00
. . $25,000 00
A. CARLISLE, Vice-President
o. JOHNSTONE, Attorney.
on your deposit with its safe
rate and a f6eling of doubt
sit. Government supervision
i of Directors is a guarantee
W. P. Pugh.
Jno. B. Fellers.
W. A. Moseley.
H. C. Moseley.
annum lri our Savings
- Surplus $30,000
No Matter How Large,
iion. This message
e women alike.
J. E. NORWOOD,
- . Cashier.
of the Seasen,*p
2dency to irritate the sensi
ud delicate bronchial tubes.
r, every time you take the
gh before it has a chance to *
te capillary air. tubes of the
~UICK RELIEF COUGH
:the seat of trouble and re
MorpLine and is as safe for 0
FG STORE. 0
E RAINY DAY,
Lay catch you in circum
hardship to yourself and
f the pennies they will
:h will brighten the
Begin to-day and
r lining behi,d each
'OUR PER CENT.
r. J. S,. Wheeler, V. Pres.
A. Counts, Asst. Cashr.