Newspaper Page Text
E. R. ACLi.,. EITOR.
Entere'd at the Postoffice at New
r.M- S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tu sdav. January 14, 1908.
There is little doubt the legislaturel
at the session which opens today will
repeal the lien law. There seems to b
a pretty general demand for its re
peal among the .farmers of this see
tion of the state. Whether a repeal'
of this law will help conditions o
not we do not know but we had just
as well try it.
The legislature meets today. There
are many important matters to com
up for consideration. It is very
probable that much time will be con
sumed discussing the whiskey ques
tion. The demand for prohibition
seems to be growing. We believe that
if left to a vote of the people of t:he
entire state that a majority would be
very decided in favor of state pro
The Anderson Daily Mail printed
last week an interesting story of the
growth of the electric city during the
past year. Anderson is no doubt the
best town in this state, and while th
Mail is a good newspaper, it would
be more interesting if it talked An
derson more and Latimer less.-Bam
You certainly have n6t been read
ing the Daily Mail. One day not long
ago it printed at twenty-six editor
ials on the city of Anderson. Surely
there could be no complaint with that
much space devoted to the city of
The Mail is a good newspaped and
loses no opportunity to boast Ander
The follo4ing was received by a
gentleman in Neiberry from a citiz
en of this county, who evidently has I
been watching the progress of our 1
"Hope you are enjoying good
health and will live to see all the
streets of Newberry paved as advo
eated by The Herald and News.
Should you be so fortunate you will
prab'bly be the oldest man that
walked the stree'ts of the city."
We hope our friend is mistaken in
his prediction as to street improve-j
ment in Newvberry. The citizen who
received the letter is a younger man,
in y-ears at least, than the editor of
The Herald and News and thereditor
has hoped that he will live to see and
enjoy paved streeis and sidewalks in1
We conifidently expect th~e present
administration to begin permanent1
work of this kind as soon as weather
conditions permit and if we can once
get even a small section of our.
streets paved the demand will' be so
great for its extension that even the
oldest inhabitant will have the op
portunity of living to enjoy some of
BIG POT OF GOLD
DUG UP AT NIGIfT
MYSTBRIOUS STORY ABOUT A
HOLE IN THE GEOUN4D.I
South Carolina Banker and Columbia
Policeman Figure in Transaction
S-Remains a Mystery.
A decidedly unusual transaction, in
which a bank president and a member
.of the Columbia police department
:are concerned, reached a climax in
the city of Columbia on Monday nig'it
,of this week, and the stories told of
th proceedings 'leading up to this
transaction serve to make the matter
all tihe more myst'erious. A four room
dwelling on the northeast corner of
\ Huger and Senate streets was the
scene; hour not known, but, from
best re1ports obtainalble, between 8
o 'elock Monday night and "an early
hour" Tuesday morning.
The facts *as obtained yesterday
from various parties are as follows:
About six or seven weeks ago two
gentleman called at the home of Mar
tha Holmes, colored, at 1428 Lincoln
street and stated that they wished to
re.it the dwelling house at No. 1100
Huger street, which the Holmes wo
man owns. She says they gave their
names as "Fuller" and "Blackwell,"
the former stating that he lived in
the e,ity and that the latter was from
North Caroliba. She roli them that
she had a good renter in the house
already, a man who had been there
for 12 years, and did not care to make
She says they insisted that she give
;a price on the rent of the house. This
she refused to do without first con
sulting her husband, who is editor of
- eL n wn colored newspaper ii
O'liel)rlltand ( a not if 1line ai
fllat i111.'. ile asked ilhem Whait ,lli
Wll,ed Wit' i the 110o se il11t Iladh
l1C'I1 -l l1N Ii 1(If1 iI andl :=le stiate
Iat "Blackwell'' s:aid: "I va:'1 it
or" splecial business."
Persistent Efforts to Get House.
She says they left, after she refus
ed to rent it to thlem. but that a few
lays laer the first named of the tn.k)
nen called again and insisted that
;he quote a price for the rent of the
iouse. that they were willing to pay
ier more than she was at that time
;etting for it. She again informed
'Mr. Fuller" that she did not care
o make any change in her renters as
he man she had in the house had
seen there a long time and was good
>ay and she preferred to let him re
nain rather than rent the house to
;ome one else even if she got more
noney. She says this man stated
hat they were willing to pay a high
r price than she was getting and
vould ,lease the property for 12
She says she asked him where
'Mr.- Blackwell" was from and
,hat he expected to do with the
iouse. "Mr. Fuller" informed her,
he states, that his friend was from
Tort-h Carolina and was coming to
solumbia to work for the boat com
)any. Being unable to get her to agree
o rent the property, she says the
nan asked her for what she would
rell it, and on this she stated that she
vould have to consult her husband.
She says that he called aagin and
he told him that she would take $3,
)00 for the -property. He didn't ap
year to wish to pay -that figure and
train asked her what she would rent
.t for, saying that she would find
'Blackwell" a good .renter and
)rompt pay, etc. Aocording to her,
;he finally agreed to let them have
;he house for $25 per month, al
ihough she had been getting .but $8
>er month for it. Notwithstanding
,his appalrently exoi4bitant figure,
:he gentleman took her up at the
Droposition. She wanted a lease
signed u1p for 12 months, with the
>rovision that the money be payable
nonthly in advance. This was agree
ible and she was asked to be pre
ared to turn the house over as early
The lease was fixed up and she no
~ified Mr. William Wessinger, who
ad been occupying the house for 12
ears, to vacate the property.
On Monday morning of this weeb
'Mr. Fuller'' called at Martha Hol
nes' house on Lincoln street, paid
:he -first month 's rent in advance and
received three of the keys of the
iouse, promising to call the following
norning for the fourth key.
Monday afternoon negroes living ir
the rear of the house, ait 1100 Huga
street, satw a well dressed man go in
to the yard of tihose premises and dc
ome j" stepping off" about the place
Dne old negro states that he talked
vith the man and -"st'ayed around'
am-til the white man got tired of the
itruder's presence, apparently, and
(Continued on page: seven.)
AVALUABLE PLANTATION F0i
We will rent for the year 1908
the farm of 338 acres of land situatei
about one mile east of Silver Strees
and owned by the estate of Win. W
Spearman. There is open upon the
place about a four horse entract asi
made this year 50 bales of cotton
The place will be rented either fo:
money .>r bales of cotton. Apply t(
M. A. Carlisle,
, John C. Goggans,
Executors of Wan. W. Spearman.
Newberry, S. C., Dec. 31, 1907.
How is Your Digestion.
Mrs. Mary Dowling of No. 228 8t1
Ave., San Francisco, recommends e
-emedy for stomach trouble. Shi
;ays: "Gratitude for the won derfu:
afect of Electric Bitters in a case ol
sente indigestion, prompts this testi
onial. I am fully convinced thai
~or stomach and liver troubles Elee
~riet Bitters is thre best remedy or
:he market today.'' This great tonli(
and alterative medicine invigorates
~he system, purifies the blood and is
aspecially helpful in all forms of fe.
nale wveakness. 50c. at W. E. Pel.
aam and Son's drug store.
Agents wanted at once, previous
experience is not essential, territory
ts ~going fast, write soon if you wis~
to make money faster than you evei
lid before. Whit today. Address J
F. Clark, Conway, Ark.
Watched Fifteen Years.
"For fifteen years I have watch
ed the working of Bucklen 's Arnies~
Salve! and it has never failed to cure
any soe 'boil, ulcer or burn to whice
t was applied. It has saved us many
a doctor bill,'' says A. F. Hardy, os
-ast Wilton, Maine. 25c. at W. E
Peham a.nd Son's drug store.
Better Late T
The White Goods
are going at price
THE COMMERCIAL BANK i
under call of State Bank Exa:
December 16, 1907.
Loans and discounts - -
Overdrafts - - - -
Furntiure and fixtures -
Cash in vault 35,041 03
Cash in other Banks 72,674 93
Capital Stock - - -
Undivided profits (less expense:
Dividends (naid) -- -
Cashier's chek - - -
Deposits, Banks 7,910 74
Deposits, Individual 322,826 31
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
J Y. McFALL.
4 Per C
1Interest'Paid in our Sai
0 Th-AT I
WE PEE THATWEfCA
WQE IN THAT WAE CAND
NEW YEAR, BIECAUA5E WI
AR E CoNSCIoUS of' H AVIN
RoNS RIGHT IN THE PAZ
PRoVES THIS. IN THE YE.
PRoMISE To Do No MoRE
THAT HAVE PASSED. WE
EXTEND ANYTHING BUT]
PATRONS. WE KNOW TH1
TIoN TO CoME To oUR STC
HAVE NOT YET CoME oUR
GER IN oUR ToWN, \WE EX
INVITATION To CoMt AND
. ' COR.. MA
Sale is still in,H.
e Curtains,a aa
s that are very
the ime. w
)F NEWBERRY, S. C., g
miner at close of business *
Es.- . ~
- - $313,666 491*
- - - 7,199 87
- - - 3,116 93 9
- - 107,715 961
- - - $ 50,000 00
paid) - 49,222 20
-- - 940 00 ar
- - 800 00 Bei
- - 330,737 05 Be
$431,699 25 Cb
0. F. MAYER,.Vice-Pres. Cli
.SOLVE D - 9
)V.R iNC THE LA ST Dr
ESfTADE \A)rTH Mi
PEPLE CBY SELUNG4 La
GOODS AT HcVEST
NEXT VEA R SAME ~
s. BUsTER BROWWN/
LooK oUR PATRoNS
WISH THEM A HAPPY
THIN oURSELVES WE
TREATED OUR PAT
T. oUR PATRONAGE
AR To CoME WE CAN
HAN IN THE YEARS
NEED NoT, WE KNOW,
['HANKS To OUR oLD
Y NEED NO INV,ITA-.
RE. TO THOSE -WHO
WAY, To THE STRAN
TEND, HoWEVER, AN
IN AND COLLEGE ST;.,1L
he People's Na1i
id Up Capital - - -
rpius and Individual Profit
Dckhoiders' Liabilities .
r protection of depositors.
C. MOSELEY President. M. A. C
W. WHEELER, Cashier. GEO. Joj
3etter a conservative interest on y
irn when wanted, 'than a high rate a
ut the principal.
National Bank is a safe Deposit. (
ces it so. Likewise our Board of Di
rudent conservative management.
G. W. Bowers. W. P.
J. A. C. Kibler. Jno.
R. L. Luther. W. A
M. A. Carlisle. Geo.
J. H. Hunter. H. C
J. P. Bowers.
e allow 4 per cent. per anni
partment, interest payabl
The First Cough of i
Even though not severe, has a tendenc3
tive membranes of the throat and de
Coughs then come easy all winter, eve
slightest cold. ' Cure the first cough be
set up an inflamation in the delicate caI
lungs. The best remedy is QUICI
SYRUP. It at once gets right at the s
moves the cause. It is free from Morp
a child as for an adult. 25 cents at
)ur 36th'car of that Choice Ten
ived, making 4,005 bbls., and v
st Half Patent.-.... ........
Every Barrel Guara
V/e are maKing some cut prices to st
as a special inducement will make
10 Cents on the
following goods, goods all marked In
or misleading. This is to iast unti
)8, and to be carried out to the lette
ll Ladies' Hats, Feathers and
ess Goods, Flannels, ali Men's I
uths' and Boys' Clothing, Rug
ankets, Men's Pants Goods,ILa<
ses' Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Si
dies' and Misses Jackets, Lap R<
Machines. This makes our
extremnely low price of $27.00,
for $22.50 and is certainly best p
Ve have an abundance of choice got
ts, and to reduce them are making
along the line. Yours truly,
5 Years and 10 1
Our growth has been steady.
We have paid interest prompt]
Our inteyrest is Four per cent.
We pay interest computed se
Our Directors are well known.
Our efforts are to please custc
We take the public into our cc
Our patrons embrace men, won
We make few large loans, prefe
We are progressive and accorr
The Bank atf Pr
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr. J.
. F Browne. Cashier. J. A. C
- $25,000 Ob
:ur deposit with its safe
nd a feeling of doubt
sovernment super n
[rectors is a g
im in our Savings
to irritate the sensi
licate bronchial tubes.
ry time you take the
-fore it has a chance to'4
)illary air tubes of the
eat of trouble and re
hine and is as. safe for
nessee Flour has jusi
rhle it lasts goes or
.... ......$5.50 bl.
... ....... $5.25 "3
....... _ 90c. bu.~
-: ..$1.85 sack.4
t the "Panicky" times,
a clearn cut of
plain figures, no decep
1 1st day of January,
r, andr Includes
Velvets, all W9
ats and Caps,1%Mfn~
s and Art Sqnares,
lies', Children's ands
>bes, Domestic Sew-.
$30.00 Machine fori
our $25.00 Domes-%
ice in United States.
ds In all of our derpart
Ssome inviting prices'
aen and children.
rring the small.
3. Wheeler, V. Pres.
outs, Asst Cashr.