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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoflice at Newberry,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, June 9, 15)08.
INCONSISTENT POSTAL LAWS.
A I roe delivery of mail in the city
is very utucli to the disadvantage of
the newspapers that are printed in
the city containing the free delivery.
Postal laws in regard to newspaper
postage contain a great many inconsistencies.
The free delivery of newspapers as
originally adopted hy congress was
intended, it seems, mainly to subsidize
the weekly newspaper ami all of the
weekly newspapers are still given an
advantage over those that are printed
Heretofore llie newspapers printed
in Newberry have had free postage to
all papers delivered in l lie county.
Since lliis posl olliee bec-ime a free
city delivery ollioe the law requires
lliiil I lie newspapers llial are printed
in I lie city ami delivered through this
olTice shall no longer have free postage
and on the seven rural routes
which originate from Newberry shall
be charged the same postage that is
paid for papers on all out of j
I he county mail, which is one cent a]
pound. The other mail delivered in
the county ami delivered by the rural
earners still enjoys free postage.
We can see no good reason for
charging postage on mail delivered
by rural carriers when the route
originates at Newberry ami delivering
it tree by other carriers even if the
mail ?s carried from the Newberrv
' tlice through several counties and
the route may originate from a post-!
oiiice mil of the county. In that case
it is ^lill carried free for delivery in
I he I act that Newberry is a free
delivery olliee for the city should not
be any reason for charging postage
on rural routes which happen to originate
at I he Newberry olliee. Still
t ha t is I he la w.
Another inconsistency is that we
are permitted to mail papers at Newberry
and have them delivered in
other cities with free delivery by
carriers but if they are delivered in
Newberry by carriers we are required
to wrap them separately and place a
one cent stamp on ouch paper. In
other words if our paper happened
to be printed at Helena and entered
at that olliee we could mail them to
Newberry and have them delivered
by carrier without postage but because
the paper is printed in Newberry
and entered at the Newberry
olliee and Newberry is a free delivery
olliee the law says we must pay one
cent a piece on them.
We are simplx making this statement
so that our subscribers may
know that if Newberry is a free delivery
olliee it is not to (lie advantage
of the newspaper ami (hat we
cannot have our papers delivered by
city carriers without charging an oxi
ra subscript ion price.
flu- *neonsislencios in the postal
laws snonld have the attention of
our congressmen and tliev have been
call, "d to the attention of congress
in several reports by the poslolliee
authorities but no congressman has
undertaken to correct llieui. If the
paper were a weekly paper these objections
would not exist as the law
gives i he weekly paper the right to
go through the mail in the county of
publication without postage. We
shall endeavor to extend our own itelivery
system in Newberry so as to
put all papers into the hands of our
subscribers without mfdilional cost
All drop letters now are required
to have a two cent stamp.
Those are some of the advantages
of progress. It comes high, but wo
must have it.
SHOULD LOOK AFTER OUR INTERESTS.
I'.y reference to a local in this paper
it will be seen that the Southern
railway is moving up its train from
Columbia and \\c would not be surprised
to see it eventually back to
the old schedule.
It seems to us that this is a mat101
that should have the attention of our
chamber of commerce. The chamber
of commerce should have a secretary
who would watch those matters and
call them to the attention of the
body so that there might he action
taken if possible to prevent changes
of schedule which would work detriment
to the business interest of
The fact is it would pay business
men of the community to pay someone
a sulYeient salary that ho could
give the greater portion of his time
to the chamber of commerce. All
t'.,tr . . '
places the size of Newberry aro
realizing this fact and t?re awake to
their own business interests.
Under the present schedule, while
it is not just what we ought to have,
yet it gives those persons who livo
in the upper section of the county
an opportunity to come to Newberry
and transact business and do shopping
and return to their homes before
If the contention of (he Anderson
chamber of commerce it adopted the
trains will meet at Newberry and it
will not give our friends above Newbery
an opportunity to come here
and attend to any business and return
the same day. These are matters
that affect all our people and it
seems to us should have attention.
We may have a mistaken idea of
I lie duties of' I lie secretary of the
chamber of commerce and we are not
meaning of criticise anyone personally
but it does seem that when matters
affecting the business interests
of the eoininunily are being considered
it is the duly of the chamber
of commerce to be awake to them.
We saw some time ago from the
Anderson papers that Col. llardwick
of I lie Southern railway, was in Anderson
considering this very matter
.of schedule. Of course the Anderson
people are looking out for their
own interests and no one attaches
any blame to them. In fact we commend
their efforts in looking after
their own interests and if Newberry
sits down and does nothing, of course
she will have to take whatever is
Savs the Greenwood Index:
"The Index is deeply gratified to
no)e I lie ureal interest which is being*
taken over the county in the important
matter id' sending a strong
delegation lo the legislature from
"The need of good, strong, sensible
men can be illustrated by an incident
in last week's State convention. In
the midst of a parliamentary tangle
when it took close attention and no
little mental effort to know where
one was at. one Greenwood delegate,
new to the business, turned to another
Greenwood delegate in the same
boat, and said, 'Suppose this was the 1
legislature, what chance would a pee
wee have to get anything accomplishTHE
This entire bankrup
on the dollar is thrown
mercy of the public. R<
buy clean, up-to-date, n
less price than other stc
Many goods in this
small lots or anything i
sold at less than whole:
cost mark is the origina
figure it out for yourself
G. H. Bailes, the bu
buyer for one of the be;
and buys goods in case 1
sells them at less price
pay for them.
New goods at less th
in every day.
60 dozen Baby Elii
Shoe Polish at 5c. a box
Men's 25c. Suspend
36 inch Homespun i
All 12 1-2 and I5c. I
Men's Elastic Sear
grades, at 38c. pair.
Men's Dress Shirts
etc., at less than manuf
the people's big busy B
cd?' And tlio other delegate answered,
not elegantly but forcibly, 'As much
as a tallow legged man would have
in a walking match in Hades.' And
so he would."
An cxaination of the week's exchanges
shows that very few candidates
for the legislature have yet announced
themselves. In this county
only one announcement, has been published
while twenty candidates for
other odices have their cards in this
week's issue. The reason is not hard
to lind. It requires the sacrifice of
so much time to make a campaign
and to serve for even two sessions
that few men feel that they can afford
to undertake it. Yet it is very
important to the county as well as to
the Slate at large that good men lie
sent. Why would it not be worth
while for citizens who have some interest
in good government to confer
and after picking out acceptable men
go (o them and induce them to make
the race? Many men would feel inclined
to serve in response to such
a request who would not care to press
their candidacy without an indication
as In whether I hey might be
wanted or not.? Heauforl ("Insectto.
11 is a I act that in most counties
I here are very few candidates as yet
announced for the legislature but the
season is yet young and (here is plenty
of time and we have no doubt there
will he plenty from whom to chose.
II is an important ollico and one of
great responsibility and to the member
who does his duty one of much
hard work. As a rule the people have
no| been as careful of the Illness of
those for whom they vote as thev
m in III have been. Hecause a candidate
L'cls up in (he county campaign and
proclaims thai lie is for (his and (hat
measure and against some others
should not be (lie measure of his lilness.
I( is alright for him to slate
his position on questions that will
conic up but be should have the
r I u a I i I iea t ions to deal will) (hose questions
when I hey do arise. If he ha<
experience connected with ability so
much Ihe belter.
I he candidates in this county up
to this time have been slow in announcing
bill we have no doubt (here
will be plenty to make choice.
I will furnish a lirst class barbecue
in ihe town of Prosperity on Saturday.
(Jco. A. Long.
t stock bought at 50c.
on the market at the
sad this cost mark and
ew merchandise at a
>res are paying for it.
store where they are
slightly soiled will be
sale cost. The above
I mark and you may
yer for this store, is
st stores in the State
lots from the mills and
than most merchants
an regular price rolling
te Whittemore's 10c.
ers at 10 and I5c. pair,
at 3 1 -2c. yard.
Dress Ginghams at 1 Oc
n Drawers, best 50c
i, worth 71c., at 38c
Dry Goods, Clothing,
acturer's cost. This is
ee Hive Store.
Come early and stay
G. H. BAILES. Prop.
The attraction In variety,
quality, style and low prices
abound on every hand in
Ladies and Men's Wearing
Everything at Reduced
Specials this week:
40 in. Lawns,
Slippers and Oxfords,
Serge and Alpaca
Big New Store,
Upper Main Street,
Newberry, - - S. C.
Come in and look them
over. No trouble to show our
take up the oxf(
sir, we're at >
good that you'll
I to resist them
that's made ar
that will be wor
Bring your f
and see how we
fortably we can <
J Shoes, Furnishi
I The Commer
Condensed from rep
Examiner at the close
4th, 1 908:
Loans and DiscountsOverdrafts
Furniture and Fixture
Undivided Profits net...
Due to Banks
I J NO. M. KINARD, O. 13. MA
President. Vice- Pre
4 Per Cent. Interest
I How would you like 1
A Silk Petticoat is a
Voile skirt, and a Voili
sity this season.
We have a lot of Silk
just arrived, and they <
These skirts are mad
grade of silk. They we
These skirts are cut ar
perienced tailors. The
I skirts and also hang pi
Each $5.00 up.
iiiUBUiiy, UUHU f, -ifvu.
j're ready to w
3rd question, %
'our service. h
that are so '
not be able (1
The best a
id the best a
jet here, sir, S
ill and com- H
dress them at H
ng and Hats.
cial Bank, flj
tort to State Bank
of business June 9 IS
~ ?$371.2 1 7.20 ftcf
S 3,1 16.93
1,1 12.00 i
1 2.00 1 i
1,063,32 ! S
303,380.2 1 | j|
$411^455.43 J |
YKR, J. Y. McFALL, [j
s- Cashier. |j
Paid in Our Sav~ j
ower Co. |
to have a new Silk f!
necessity with a I
3 skirt is a neces- I
: Skirts that have ?
are worth seeing, j
le out of the best 1
ar and they rustle. I
id made up by ex- I
jy are hip fitting 1 i