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E. R. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffiice at Nev
kerry. S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, January 3, 1908.
GOVERNMENT FORCES CASH-I
It was not our purpose for t]
present at least to refer again to t]
matter of our subscription list.
recent ruling of the post office d
partment, however, as will appe,
from the extracts whieh we 'gi'
herewith, makes it necessary.
We are frank to admit that 'v
have been very much worried recen
ly in regard to the best policy f+
us to pursue, and in view of the fa,
that many of those whom we hai
indulged and to whom we sent tl
paper, in some cases for many yea:
without payment, when a statemei
is seait them and a request is mai
that they ought to pay something <
what they are due, they become :
fended and make in some cases e:
cuses that they never ordered tl
paper or that they ordered it sto]
ped and therefore do not intend 1
pay for it, had very strongly ii
elined us to adopt the cash in ai
vance system. Since this ruling 1:
the department it now becomes ne
essary that we shall do so.
We have not received any instru
tions from the post office furthi
than the extracts which we give b
low from the daily papers. We r
gret to admit that when we cut c
all of those who are in arrears th;
it will very materially . reduce o1
list,.but we will th-en know ju:
what the list is worth and will ali
find out whether those who ha'
been indulged for many years a
preciate what we have done for the
by the way in which they come fo
ward and pay for tie paper in ord,
to have it continued to their addre;
Of course 'we shall expect those wl
are in arrears to pay what is due ai
if they are not in position to pay 2
of it at present, we shall be forc
to ask that they pay at least som
thing which we can aate from t1
first of January on the advance su
scription and we will let part of tl
past dure remain until arrangema
can be made for its payment.
We trust, however, that those wi
are in arrears will be able to gi
wha-'t is due- in order that the pap
may be continued to them and al
the subscription for 1908. The latt
is necessary in order that we may -l
permitted to send thre paper. I
'will be se'en from the ruling of ti
post . office department at Washi:a
ton we are prohibited from sendir
the paper without the advance pa;
ment. We would be glad if the ru
would not be put in force for a li
tie while so that our subscribers ma
have opportunity to get their sul
We have no dou'bt that this a:
rangement will be more satisfactor
to all parties concerned. We do n<
see, however, what business it. is I
the government whether we exten
..credit to those who desire. t.he pape
or not, but it is their decision the
we shall not and of course unles
we conform to this decision we ca
not send the paper through the mai
We trust that all of our subscrit
.ers will apprecia:te the situation an
will make arrangements so that the
- wil not miss any issue of the pape:
'Since writing the above the pos
-offiee at Newberry has given us
copy of the instructions which the
have received, and under these ir
struction we are given until -the firs
of Apr.il, 1908, to place the paper o
'a cash in advance system.
Under this ruling of the deparl
menit we will be~ forced at that tim
to cut off all of those who are in a:
rears. We beg our sub'scrib'ers I
bear this in mind and come forwar
~between this date and the first <
A'mil and renew their subscription
-ot>erwise their names will have i
be taken from our list. W~e shall r
.gret to part with any of those wi
have been subscribers and reade:
of The Herald and News for mar
years but there is no option left
the editor and on the first of Apr
all who are not paid up will have
be dropped from the mailing list.
The department at Washingt<
wants to enforce this rule so th
-elass of papers which are not legii
mate newspapers may be denied ti
privileges which are granted to les
timate ewspaper publishers, and
the end we are convinced that it w:
-work to the advantage of the su
scriber as well as the publisher. The
enn then he no' questionl of the di
fre2nce of accounts.
We are no'v sendingi each of o1
subseribers a statement Cf indebte
ness up to the first of January a:
on the lir.t of March we will again
i notify each subscriber how his sub
scription stands and call his atten
tion to the fact that if he has not
r- paid in advance by the first of April
his name will be dropped from the
list. After that date we will endeav
or to have our mailing list corrected
We again ask that you bear the
facts stated in mind and that you will
make your arrangements to pay for
The Herald and News and not force
e us to take your name from the list.
A If paid each year the amount is very
_ small and will be much easier to each 1
Lr subscriber than to let it accumulate
. for several years.
The following from the Columbia
.e Record is the first intimation that
we had of this ruling by the depart
>r ment and again in yesterday's spe
t eial to the State from Washington
the following appeared.
The subscribers to The Herald and
News will therefore see that there is
no option left for the publisher.
if The postoffice department has is
- sued an order to the effect that here
after newspaper suibscribers must be
Le collected in advance. The order is
) dated December 4, and goes into ef
,o feet January 1. It is provided in
-_ the order that no delinquent sub
., scriber shall be .earried longer than
y three months. The reason for the
- order is found in the fact that the
government allows a very low rate
on newspapers postage, assuming
r the postage to be only for the bene
fit of .bona fide subscribers and real
_ newspapers. It is not intended tihat
f any advertising schemes shall share I
Lt in the benefits. By limiting the mail
ir privileges to. actual subscribers, the
g government will save money on its
>- Henry B. Varner of Lexington, N.
m C., president of the National Edi
r- toial association, is in Washington
er to urge the postoffice department to
s. postpone for six months the new rul
to ing of the department in regard to
td lasped subs i-iptions to newspapers
71 and periodicals.
,d An order promulgated on Dec. 4,
a- denies to publishers the privilege of
1e sending copies to subscribers as such
b-| after a specified term following the
ie expiration ofJ1a uibarpti:on. 'This
M-niig'~ecomnes a law today. Hereaf
ter publishers of weekly newspapers
to can not carry subscrib'ers in arrears
'y more than one year, semiPweeklies
ermore Vhan nine months, triaweeklies
o longer thani six months, and dailies
ar|longer than three months. For each
>e violation the publishers will be fined
s .1 cent for each four ounces. Since
e : he average news,paper weighs four1
-ounces or less, each paper sent to a
isubseriber in arrears for a longer
& period than indicated will cost the
'publishers I cent fine. 'This law
t- will not affect the big dailies veryI
ymaterially, but it will make a change
Sin the management of weeklies and
- Mr. Varner, who is proprietor of
Y. tihe Lexington Dispatch, says -'the
it newspaper publishers do not object
0 to the.law, but simply wish more time
d to prepare themselves and their sub
r scribers for its aetual operation. He
t will see Postmaster General Meyer
s tomorrow and urge an extension for
n six months. He declares few news
-paper .publishers know of the law an-i
Sfewer newspaper subscribers.
d -Zadh MeGhee.
"REV. JAMES H. THORN WELL.
In th'e death of Rev. James H.
t Thornwell, D. D., not only his family
a and the church and the seeret orders
Y to which he belonged and in which
She did so much good, have lost a
t friend and a good worker, but thej
state of S'out'h Carolina has lost one
of its noblest citizens and grandest
men. He was an eminent example of
e t'he divine and the 'human and this
7combiation made him not only a pow
0 er in his church and in his denomina
'd tion but his influence for good was
af scarcely excelled by any~ citizen of
s, t'his state. In the community in
; which he spent more than a quarter
3- of a century of his vigorous manhood
to he was. honored and beloved by er-I
L's erv one from the little child to the
y old gray-haired veteran and they all
:0 felt that in his death they had lost
i a friend. He was truly a noble
to hearted gentleman.
n GIVE US A REST.
dt Why not now let us have a respite'
j- from reforms. investigations, fads,
1e cults, and doctrinalisms. Tire coin
'i- trr is footsore and weary of having
n 'its attention distracted perforce from
11 the ordinary vocations of a Chris
b- tian life and of being required to
re ive heed to and waste time ara'uing
f- with short-haired wom'en and long
haired men. Thre last long period of
ir prosperity bred an unusual crop of
:- restless beings who preach'ed the doe
wvron1. Thse have ever particular
ily and vehemantly emphasized their
opinions that the men who provided
work for those who wanted to work
and have maintained the pay roll re
gularly are enemies of manhood and
ought to be exterminated. Not one
of the professional agitators has ev
er maintained a pay roll or earned
half the money they have received
when their names have been on one.
iLet us go back now to the good old
rule touching the "sweat of the
face" instead of heeding so much
the work of the jaw.--Greenville
We wonder if (usr cotemporary
has given any thought to what is to
become of the jaw workers if we'
should go baek to the good old days
of which it speaks. True it would be
an ideal situation if we could get
back to the times when people mind
ed their own business and there were
not so many would be philanthropists
who were ever ready to stand spon
sor and who were always trying to
The. trouble is there are too many
people trying to avoid the good old
way of earning a living "in the
sweat of "the face" and so long as
there are people who are willing to
be duped there are going to be those
prepared to do the job.
The "County Chairman."
The "County Chairman" will be
presented at the Newberry opera
house on January 23. The following
in regard to to a recent presentation
of the play in Louisville is from the
When an attraction like George
tAde's "Oounty Chairman,'"' well
staged and produced by a splendid
#company, is seen at popular prices
it deserves large patronage and it is
tsafe to say that the Masonic Theater
nwill do big business this week. "The
County Chairman," which opened a
nweek's engagement there 'last even
ing, is without a doubt one of the very
'best bills ever seen in a popular
tprice theater. It is the same play,
swith many of the same cast, seen
'here and elsewhere at the higher
The story of "The County Chair
ian" is an interesting exposition of
a "Tfhe County Chairman'' deals
nvith the ,bitter rivalry- of Jim Mack
ler, the County Chairman, and 'Elia:s
sRigby, his old rival in love and poli
ties. The scenes are laid in Ind.iana.
Rigby is the opposition candidate for
iProsecuting Attorney, and Mackler
enters his partner, Tiford Wheeler,
stainst him. Wheeler is in love with
'Rigby's daughter, and it is with dif
dfieulty that Hackler persuades him
to accept the nomination, which
came to him unsought, and make the
race. He finially accepts and -Hack
'er manages hris campaign su'ccess
fully. Wheeler wins not only the of
ice, but the girl he lovis.
Tree Falls On House.
During the heavy wind on 1Monday
evening a large tree -was blown on
~Mr. F. J. Russell's home on IN-ignd
street, crushing in the roof of he
kitchen. No one was hurt.
The house, which is' thO ptoperty.
of. Mr. Will Watts,. was datnaged: to
~the extait of byetween $100 and $200.
MIr. Russell's kitchien furniture was
damaged to the 'extend of about $25.
Deacoa Fowlt-.Happy Thanks
;ibbin' ter you'. Parson Coops
Same ter yo.' We should all have
somethin' ter feel thankful fo. '-Dea
oi Fowls-Yais. I's gwine aftah
Ee-Jones says in his letter that
Wis car is 50-hdrsepower.
She-That i3 not so. I saw- two
horses hauling it along the street the
other day.-Illustrated Bits.
Crop prediction for 1908: The lee
ture harvest will be prodigious.
News and Courier.
REEPAIR SHOP-I have my furni
Sture repair shop in the old colored
Scolored Baptist church in college
-street. Wesley Means.
rOR EBNT-The old Spearman
Hlomestead near Silver Street, re
cently occupied by W. W. S'pear
man. Will rent all or part of. the
place. Apply for further informa
tion to W. S. Spearman, Newber
ry ,S. C.
Notice is hereby given that an ex
amination will be held in my offies
at Newberry oni Friday. January 17,
1903, of persons desiring certificates
to teach in the public schools.
J. S. Wheeler,
Co. Supt. Ed 'n.
Dec. 17. 1907.
THE WEEK OF PRAYER.
It Will Be Observed by the Newberry
Churches, Beginning With Sun
day, January 5.
The custom of having a week of
prayer, now in practice in a.l Chris
tian lands, will be observed in the
churches of Newberry in the follow
On Sunday, January 5, 1908, the
services will be at 11 o'clock a. m.
in the respective churches. However,
beginning with Monday, January 6,
the services will be at 7.30 at night,
obeying the following order: Baptist
chureh Monday night, Lutheran
church Tuesday night, Methodist
church Wednesday nighit; then re
turning in the same order to close on
Saturday night at the Central Meth
Let the friends keep at hand the
papers with this notice so as to be
sure, during the week, where to go.
The following is the list of topics
for the week of prayer, as suggested
by the Evangelical Alliance for the
Sunday, Jan. 5. 1908-Sermons:
"The Promises of God." "For how
many soever be the promises of Go -,
in Him (Jesus Christ) is the yea;
wherefore through Him is the Amen,
unto the glory of God through us."
2 Cor. 1:20. "And I say unto you,
ask, and it shall be given you. '
Monday, Jan. 6-'"Things Unseen
Tuesday, Jan. 7-"The Triumphs
Wednesday, Jan. 8-' 'The Church
Made Trnly Glorious."
Thursday, Jan. 9--''Missions, Home
Friday, Jan. 10-''Intemperance
the Master Social Curse."
Saturday, Jan. 11-.''Christian Un
Sunday, Jan. 12-Sermons: "God
Revealed." "God hath spoken once,
t.wice have I heard this, that power
belongeth unto God; also unto Thee,
0 Lord, belongeth lovingkindness, for
Thou renderest to every man accord
ing to his work.' '--sa. 62: 11-12.
"God having of old time spoken un
to the fathers in the prophets by di
vers portions and in divers manners,
hath at the end of these days spoken
u:xto us in His Son.''-Heb. 1:1, 2.
The undersigned will apply to th'e
secretary of state for a charter to
the Newberry club, a social organ
ization, on the 6th day of January,
J. R. Eison.
J. W. Henderson.
AVALUABLE PLANTATION FOR
We will rent for the year 1908,
the farm oif 338 acres of land situated
about one mile east of ,Silver -Street,
and- owvned fby the estate of Win. W.
Spearman. There is open upon the
place about a four horse contract and
made this year 50 bales of cottoa.
The .place will be rented either for
money or bales of cotton. Apply to
M. A. Carlisle,
John C. Gog'gans,
Executors of Wan. W. Spearman.
Newberi-y, S. C., Dec. 31, 1907.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING.
The annual mee'ting of the stock
holders of the National Bank of New
berry,,S. C., will be held at t'he office
of the President at the bank, on
Tuesday, the 14th day of January,
A. .; 1908, for the eleetion of di
reetors of the said bank.
Jos. H. Hunt-er,
Newberry, S. C., Jan. 2, 1908.
Anyone sending a sketch nd description ma
qickly"scinetian ou oi"lln.n"nionfe*wehra
Patt taen thrugh* 'u'"'co.reeie
special icc, without charge, in the
year : fonr months, $1. Sold by an niewsdealers.
MUNN &Co.-New York
Branch Ofie. 625 F St,Washington, D.C.
Habits cured at my sanatorium in a
few weeks. You can return to your
home in 30 days well, free and happy.
I have made these habits a specialty for
25ysand cre4t"x.s.nd. REE
Address DR- B. N. WOOELEY',
10o21 F ryer Stret Atlaa.~ Ele
40 in. Sheer La
Napkins to rr
Our Sales in 1907 Ex
WE START 'I
with better and broader
Selling the Best 6
Not "old out of date," I
tomers know our meth<
interests by remaining 1k
extend our sincere thai
say,~honest, fair and squ
Every Article Guara
As a rule you will find t]
elsewhere. You cani
"Our Word is Our Born
The Fair ai
Has moved their stoc
Williams' new store
where they have a lai
Dry Goods, Shoes, He
and will sell tIBem atI
is short profits and <
their customers for
given them in the pa~
best to please them
Exeln hpe.IAfl sz ngr ile mediu sie., late than EJrey ICabae
accompany your order; otherwise plants
Prcs ?o. . Youngs sland, S. C.:
anI 5efr1OO 9 to20.000 at $.00 per 1,4
Gibson mailed free on application. Chte
C. M4. GIBSON.
Muslins lead the
Cloth 16c. yd.
Lwns . . 14c. yd.
s 25 and 121-2c. yd.
d Irish Point Lace
to $7,5O pr. pair.
neat designs, with
ceeded Our Expectations.
HE NEW YEAR
facilities than ever before to
ir reputation of
oods at Lower Prices.
ut The Very Best. Old cus
~ds and are loyal to their own
)yal to us. To all those we
ks. To new customers we
are dealing awaits you.
nteed or Money leturned.
1at our prices are not equaled
lepend on our guarantee as
d Square Dealer. -
11T H CO.
k of Dry Goods to- T. -A.
just above J.. L. Burns',
~ge and selected stock cf
ts, Notions and Clothing,
ow prices. Tneir motto
uck sates. They thank
the business they haire
t y car, and will do their
this year. Hoping all a
ougs Iln, .C