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E. R. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berrl. S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, January 7, 1908.
THE APPALA1HIAN FOREST
Wherever the effect of deforesta
tion is known and understood there
is an insistent demand for the pre
servation of the demaining impor
tant forests by the creation of na
tional forest reserves.
The South and the East are now
asking that the general government
shall do for these sections,. though on
a smaller scale, what it has done for
the West and the Pacific slope and
in the Rockies, where 150,000,000
acres of national forest reserve have
been established with the minimum
of restriction and the maximum of
privilege to the people whose homes
are in or adjacent to the territory
Congress is asked to esta'blish here
the . Appalachian forest reserve,
comprising approximately 75,000,000
acres on the Atlantic slope, exteal
ing from the New England states on
the north, well into Georgia and Ala
lbama on the south.
Government officials of the agricul
tural department, dealing with the
subject of forestry, have written vol
4umes upon the importance and the
necessity of federal action in the di
reotion of preserving the eastern for
ests. Bodies of engineers who, like
the Atlanta section of the American
Institute of Eleotrical Engin'eers,
have studiect the subject individually
and collectively, have passed resolu
tions urging 'early congressional ac
tion as a matter in which delay
means national loss.
Were it solely a matter of the pre
seination of the forest woois, per
haps little would have been heard of
the forest reserve proposition. But
as has been clearlyt demonstrated,
vastly more is involved. It is a quas
'tion of the life and vitality of mil
lions of acres of valuable agricultur
al lands, which depeni upon the
proper distribution of moisture such
as can be effected only by the forest.
It is a question of the preservation
of the sources of the important nay
igable streams of the Atlantic slope
and of the eastern gulf; likewise of
the valuable wvaterpowers through
out the south and east, developm'ent
of which has only just begun.
It is estimated that deforestation
has already caused a loss in this sec
tion, principally in the 'erosion or
washing away of. farm lands, of more
than $10,000.000. That is but a be
ginning. France counted up her loss
in millions before she acted, and
then found the work of restoration a
long, tedious and expensive process.
Opportunity now confronts the na
tional government to take hold of
the situation almost in 'the begin
ning of the destruction. But it is a
destruction that .promises to be swift
and sure and complete unless early
action is taken.
It is more than a passing, it is a
national and a patriotic duty of the
representatives in congress from tn-s
south and east -to get solidly back of
this movement and demand favorab~rs
action by that body. They have it
within their power by united and de
'termined action, particularly at a
time when there is no possibility of
making the plea of national poverty,
to seeure this important legislation,
and they egenot afford to let it go
- by default. -
'With so much of our national fu
ure depending upon this action, de
Tay in the establishment of the Ap
palachian natiopal forest reserve
must be considered as more than ex
~fra hazardous.---Atlanta Const'itq
~e have never been able to under
stand just why it should be neces
sary that the people should have to
rise en masse, as it were, and peti
tion our representatives in .congress
to enact some legislation which would
preserve .our forests.
We have always taken it' for grant
ed that our congressmen were at l'east
-as intelligent and as patriotic as the
nyerage citizen and we doubt if you
could inmd a citizen anywhere in this
country 'who would not 'endorse al
most any proposition looking to the
preservation of our forests.
It seems. however. t-hat our con
gressmen do not view the situation
in this light, or if they do threy are
indifferent to its mportance and it
is. therefore, necessary that the peo
ple call it to their att'ention and ask~
that 'som'ething he done. Not only
is it necessary to preserve the Appa
laehain forest but we have been toc
reckless in a wanton destruction of
our forests all thr'oug'h the country,
t eeams that we might have improv
ed ou." condition and taken advan
tage of the experiences of European
countries, but unfortunately we have
not. In some sections of this state
you can find people who will cut
down their forests and pile the tim
ber in heaps and destroy it by fire
simply to get it out of the way.
The preservation of the Appala
chain forest, however, affects the
whole country and the land is not
valuaible except to be kept in a for
We not only publish the above from
the Atlanta Constitution bu.t in an
other part of this paper we quote an
article from the Atlanta Journal.
We would suggest to our chamber
of commerce that they should hold a
meeting at once and adopt resolu
tions expressing the approval of the
people of this community in a pro
positon, to pass an act of congress
preservng this forest.
The Appalachian National For
est Association has been organized
with headquarter in Atlanta, and it
is proposed to hold, in the city of 'At
lanta. on the sixteenth day of this
month. a. mass meeting which will
pass resolutions and send representa
tives to Washi'ngton urging the pass
age by congress of the Appalachain
forest reserve bill, rwhich is now
pending. The Atlanta association dc
sires that the chamber of commerce
of iNew berr'y shall send representa
tives to the meeting to be held on
We hope that our cham'ber of
commerce will hold a meeting prompt
ly and adopt resolutions and also
elect representatives to the Atlanta
meeting. We take it, of course, that
everybody in this section is in favor
of preserving these forests. In ad
dit-ion to this there is a local inter
est in this bill which is now before
congress. in that Mr. A. F. Lever, one
of the representatives Bihom this
state and who is well known in New
berry. has been placed in eharge of
Col. E. H. Aull, the esteemed an]
verantile editor of .The Newberrt
Herald and News. is a generous and
kind-hearted gentlena:. In his pa.
i per last week he extended a Merry
Christmas to those of his subscriber
who have been in arrears for mnore
than a quarter of a century.--Lex
Yes. sir, we wislied them all a
Merry Christmas and we meant it.
Why not ? And while tirere are none
who owe for a quarter of a century,
we are sorryv to admit that there are
many who owe for more years than
they should, but now that the post
office department is going to regulat:
this branch of our busines we are
satisfied they will all come forward
and pay up and renew before the
first oif April. At that time we wil
have to part with those who do not
pay. We bear no ill will to any man,
even those who do us injury and as
for the delinquent subscriber he has
'been our friend for many years and
we all al'ways believed he intended to
pay an.d still believe his intentions
are good. We try to believe that all
men are honest and will pay their
debts if they can an I yet sometimss
our faith is put to a severe ..test.
Now and then we find a man who
gets mad and writes an ugly letter
i,f he is- kin dly reminded that he
should pay for his paper-that his
subsription which he agreed to pay
is part of the income of the editor
and if he fails he to that extent crip
ples the ability of the editor tP meet
his obligations, but this specimen of
humanity, thank heaven, is rare. Un
fortunately we have let tire subscrip
tions run along until we have some
$8,000 or $10,000 due us in small
sums varying from one to more years
and we suppose when we are compell.
ed to stop the paper under the ordei
of the post office a lot of those who
'have been indulgd for many y-eart
will get had and take some other pap.
r and never pay what they owe. W
will have opportunity to put their
honestly to the test for it will have tc
be left largely to them for it would
cost more than it nomes to to send 2
collector after them. Most of them are
able to pay and we are hoping they
will. It is best. however, to wisli
them a Merry Christmas and a Hap
py New Year and this we have done
We have spent the best years oi
our life in an honest effort to serve
the best interests of our town, coun
ty and state and to gixje ggw imadeirs
a clean and live newspaper. We
have learned thv't such efforts ari
not a,ppreciated. As to our subscrib.
ers, we will see howv they stand uj
and show their appreciation wher
the time comes to require tihe cash o:
Remember that on the first o1
April. all subscribrs mnust be p)aid i:
advance. We do not see just whla
right the post office departmaent hm;
to interfere. but thlat it the rulin
yo u have paidli on your label. Ex
amine it and make yourself finan
WILLING TO MAKE CORREC
We desire to impress upon our sub
Wciibeirs that in sending out state
meats if an error should be made as
to the date to which any subscriber
has paid and the amount of the pay
ment, that we will be glad to make
We are exceedingly anxious to get
our mailing list correct and the eli
tor is now giving it his personal at
tention, and while, of course, we are
anxious to colleet what is due, one of
tihe purposes in mailing a statement
to each subscriber is to find out just
what is due.
In the event of any doubt as to
the amount we will gladly give the
subscriber the benefit of the doubt.
It is impossible almost in handling
as large a list as ours not to have
some mistakes. Of course if the
business was sufficiently large to
wa;rrant the employment of one per
son to keep the mailing list, it might
be pos:;ibile not to make mistakes,
but we have never claimed infallibil
ity and have always been willing and
anxious to correct any mistakes. If
any subscriber has misplaced his re
ceipt and is certain that he has paid
and has not received credit, we will
be' willing to give him credit for any
such amounts. This it seems to us is
as fair as we can possibly offer. What
,we desire now is to get our mailing
list as near correct as possible,, This
is absolutely necessary undr ." the
ruling of the post office department,
which requires that subscriptions be
We desire to apoligize for refer
ring to this matter so frequently in
the columns of the paper, but ia
seems necessary in order that our
subscribers may understand and ap
preciate that we are willing and anx
ious to correct any miAta'kas whidh
have been or may be made.
lit is announced from Greenville
that in all probability Hon. Jos. A.
McCullough will be a candidate for
U nated States senator. In the event
that Mr. MieCulloughI1 sllould enter
the race he will make it very inter
esting- for the others who are aspir
ing~ to this position.
Mr. MeCullough is one of the a-b
lest youn lawvyers in t:his state an 1
a public speaker -of conspieuous ab)i1
itv. He is also well and favorably
known tihroughout the state.
'The farmer's union, passing a re
soludon to reduce acreage, is work
ing along th:e right line. They should
also resolve, however, that tihey will
pioduce as much, or more, on the
reduced aereage as is now produced
on the present aereage..
We believe that the farmers of
Ithis state could reduce their acreage
one-alf and by proper cultivation
and fertilizing. make as much, if not
more, as t:hey make now on the pres
ent aereage. This plan. wou:ld help
largely in solving the labor problem,
for while the one-half re4luetaon
woulki not reduce the laber one-half,
we be ieve the laber could be i-educed
very nearly in proportion as the
In some parts of this county, for
instane, the farmers are producing
now better yields on one-half acreage
than they did formerly on tw-ice the
amount of land. Of course such a
plan would require intelligent culti
vation and probably take a little
miore work, but witfh improved ma
ehinery and - intelligent cultivation
and proper fertilizing .we are satis
fied as large yields can be haid on
one-half t:he acreage, as on the pres
ent acreage thiat is now improperly
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect November 3rd, 1907
Lv. Newberry(C N & L.) 12:4( p. m.
Ar. Laurens ' 1 :->2 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:15 p. m.
Ar. Greenville 3:40 p. m.
Lv. Laurens 2:07 p. mn.
Ar. Spartanburg 3.35 p. m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. m.
Ar. Hendersonville 6:25 p. mn.
Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. mn.
Ar. Greenwood 2:56 p. mn.
Ar. McCormick 3:55 p. mn.
Ar. Aligusta. 5:40 p. in.
Note: The above arrivals and de-.
partures, as well -as connections witi
other companies, are given as mfo
mation. and are not 2uarant?eed
I !&nrEst WVilh;irr
Change of Schedules.
Effective 12.01 a. m. Sunday Jan.
5th, 1908, tihe following is the time
of departure of all passenger trains
leaving Newberry Union station:
No. 15 for Greenvil-le .. ..8.57a.m.
No. 1S for Columbia .. ..1.28 p.m.
No. 11 for Greenville .. ..4.17 p.m.
No. 16 for Columbia .... .8.47 p.m.
C., N. & L. Ry.
No. 85 for Laurens .. ....5.19 a.m.
No. 22 for Columbia ....8.47 a.m.
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.46 p.m.
No. 53 for Coumbia .. ..3.10 p.m.
No. 21 for Laurens .. ....7.25 p.m.
No. 84 for Columbia.. .. 8.30 p.m.
No's. 84, 85, 21, and 22 run daily
The above schedule is given only
as information, is not guaranteed and
is subject to change without notice.
G. L. Robinson,
Father Time to Young 1908:
f 'Waltz me around again, Willie."
The Kirke La Shelle production of
Paul Armstrong's comedy gem. "The
Heir to the horah." comes to the
opera house Jan. 29.
The majority of the theatre-going
public are familiar with thia charm
ing story of life in a Western mining
camp, its fearless type of men who
mined for gold in the pioneer West,
its strong emotions, its delicious hu
mor and the absorbing love of a man
for his wife.
Mr.' Armstrong's play is pleasantly
remindful of "The Virginian," "Ar
izona,'" a'nd "A Texas Street, but it
has a new and original.plot of its
own, making it one of the best liked
products of the stage of this country.
The east is aid to be an admirable
one and includes many notable play
ers, among whom are Frank Monroe
Helene Laekaye, R'aiph Dea', Ben
S. Higgins, Harry Crosby,. H. S
Hishida. C. C. Quinby, Frederie
Roberts, Gene Lamoat and Alice Mur.
ENGINE AND GIN FOR SALE.
We will sell on Wednesday, th
fifteenth day of January. 1908. at
the residence of Mr. G. Ii. Cromer
on the AdIhford Ferry road, abou2
twelve miles from Newberrv: -
One 10-horse power. A jax portabh
engine and boiler.
One saw mill.
One 60-saw Pratt gin, feeder ai
e indenscer, togetiher with belting.
TPhe same is sold for division
G. H. Cromer,
2t *D. A. Cleekley.
. ICEONSE TAX DUE.
Notice is flereby given that city
licenses for. the year 1908 are novn
due and must be paid at once.
By order of city coureil.
J. J. Langford,
Eugene S. Werts, ~ Mayor.
Clerk and Treasurer.
Mind Your Business!.
If you don't nobody will. -It is
your business to keep out of all the
trouble you ean and you can and will
keep out of liver and bowel troublk
if you take Dr. King's New Life
Pills. 'They keep biliousness, malaria
and jaundice out of your system, 25e,
at W. E. Pelham and Son's drug
NOTI0E oF ANNUAL MEBTING,
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the- Peoae 's National
Bank of Prosperity, S. C., will be
held at tbhe office of the president al
the bank, on Tuesday, the 14th day
of January, A. D., 1908, at two p
in., for the election of direetors ol
the said hank.
W. W. Wheeler,
Prosperity, S. C., Jan. 4, 1908.
Watched rifteen Years.
''For fifteen years I have watch
d the working of Bucklen 's Arnies
Salve! and it has never failed to curE
a.ny sore. boil, ulcer or burn to whied
it was applied. It has saved us man3
a doctor bill,'' says A. F. Hardy, ol
East Wilton, Maine. 25c. at W. E
Peham and Son 's drug store.
Can't be had for Fifty Cents
Can $450 PiaUos 1,e sold for $300.
WE HAVE no fictItions prices on pianos.
CAN SELL g: od piancs for f 25", which are fa
suerior to some ads.et ti ed as j450 pianos. Spe
Icial offer io
our 24 years of 1honest dealingl here I:
I t' ,(u e-i1e e. t.t- 1 innlOS a nid Organs, writ'
fMaone's M~usic E'oise
I OLUMBIA S C.
THE WEfL OF PP
It Will Be Observed by the Newerry
Churches, Beginning With Sun
day, January 5.
The custom of having a week of
prayer, now in practice in all Chris
tian lands, will be observed in thf
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
church Monday night, Lutheran
church Tuesday night, Methodist
church Wednesday night; then re
turning in the same order to close on
Saturday night at the Central Meth
Let the friends keep at hand th
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
5unday, Jan. 5, 1908-Sermons:
"The Promises of God." "For hom
many soever be the promises of Go i
in Him (Jesus Christ) is tire 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 Unseei
Tuesday, Jan. 7--"The Triumphi
Wednesday, Jan. 8-' "Th e Churc]
Made Truly Glorious."
Thursday, Jan. 9--"Missions, Hom
Friday, Jan. 10-"Intemperanc
the Master Social Curse."
Saturday, Jan. 11-"Christian Ur
Sunday, Jan. 12-Sermons: "Go
Revealed." "God bath spoken one(
twice have I heard this, that powe
belongeth unto God; also unto The
0 Lord, belongeth lovingkindness, fo
Thou renderest to every man accord
ing to his 'work. "-Psa. 62: 11-1
Our Sales in 1907 Exc
WE START T
with better and broader* f
Selling the Best G04
Not "old out of date," bu
tomers know our method
interests by remaining 1o3
extend our sincere thank
say, honest, fair and squai
Every. Article Guaran1
As a rule you will find tha
elsewhere. You can de
"Our Word is Our Bond.
The Fair and
Has moved their stock
Williams' new store j
where they have a lard
Dry Goods, Shoes, H a
and will sell them at Ic
is short profits and qi
their customers for t
given them in the pasi
best to please them t
''God iHaviig of oid time spokei tn
to the fathers in the prophets by di
vers portions and in divers manners,
bath at the and of these days spoken
uato us in His Son.' '-H3b. 1:1, 2.
Seven Years of Proof.
"I have had seven years of proof
that Dr. King's New Discovery is the
best medicine to take for coughs and
colds and for every diseased condi
tion orf throat, chest or lungs," says
W. V. Henry, of, Panama, Mo. Tha
world has had thirty-eight years of
proof that Dr. King's New Discov
ery is the best remedy for coughs
and colds, la grippe, asthma, hay fev
er. bronel4itis, hemorrhage of the
lungs, and the early stages of con
sumption. Its timely use always
prevents the development of pneu
monia. Sold undar guarantee at W.
E. Pelham and Son's.drug store. 50c.
and 4.00. Trial bottle free.
How is Your Digestion.
Mrs. Mary Dowling of No. 228 Sth
Ave., -San Francisco, recommends a
remedy for stomach trouble. She.
says: "Gratitude for the wonderful
effect of Electric Bitters in a case of
acute indigestion, prompts this testi
monial. I am fully convinced that
for stomach and liver troubles Elee7
trict Bitters is the best remedy on
the market today." This great tonie
and alterat4ve medicine invigorates
the system, purifies the blood and is
especially helpful in all forms of fe
male weakness. 50c. at W. E. Pel
ham and Son's drug store.
Anyone sending a sketch and descri on may
quickly ascertain our opinion free w ether an
tionsatrctly confentiaANd o n Patents
Isent free. Oldest agency for secr knta.
Patents taken through Munn a
rtpecial notce, without c....rge, in the
A. handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest edr.
r culationi of any scientific fournal. Terms, $3 a
e months, $ p ewdealers.
MNN& CE.3W1o1, ew Yrk
ranch Ofice e Washington, D.
IS at Lower Prices.
The Very Best. Old c
and are loyal to their own
al to us. To all those we
,. To new customers we
edealing awaits you.
ed or lonej Returned.
tour prices are not equaled
end on our guarantee as
of Dry Goods to -A.
st above J. L. Bu.rns',
e and selected stock of.
, Notions and Clothing,
yw prices. Their motto
.ick sales. They thank
e business they have
year, and will do their
his year. Hoping all a