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FACTS (?) ON JOURNALISM.
Hints to Collegians who Would
H Adopt Learned Profession.
W A young man in North Carolina has
W favored us with tl.o following comV
P "I am about to graduate from colI
lego nml desire to enter some learned
' profession. I believe 1 have a talent
tor literary composition. Do you think
that journalism oilers me a good opportunity?
Are newspaper editors
well paid? And how long would it
take me to advance from reporter to
We confess that the adjective employed
by our corespondent in (he second
part of his preliminary sentence
gives us an agreeable thrill, for this
is the first time, so far as we arcaware,
that the word "learned" has
ever been applied to the journalistic
vocation. We have heard it called almost
everything else, from 4'abhorred"
to "zymotic," hnl. "learned"
i.-> new. A\ o IIi;inlc the young gentleman
of North Carolina and pass on
to his questions.
A talent for literary composition?
Is it useful in journalism? We beIi<!V,!
U??l i< i*. It will serve at the
) start to make the aspirant 's applica'
tmil for a job graceful, grammatical
and convincing. It wirl serve again
years after, when he retires from active
service and begins to write his
reminiscences. And in between it may
prove its utility more than once. Wo
have never encountered a reporter
whose literary skill was quite equal
to Walter Pater's, but we have no
doubt that it such a *110 ever bobbed
i up his talent would do him no great
Mat a good literary style is less essential
in journalism than a good digestion.
The journalist must be able
to digest anything and nothing, lie
must be able to go three days without
food and an hour without a drink.
The accidents and catastrophes which
make up the news of- the world have
no regular office hours. They Imppen
at any old time, day or night.
VUien they break loose the journalist
must proceed to record them and he
must stick to the task until Ihev are
recorded. As a result he must learn
to stretch tlie hiatus between lunch
and dinner until it attains the dignity
of a geological epoch. One day
lie dines at 7 p. m. and the next day
he dines the day after. One day lie
is invited to twenty-,'wo oyster roasts
and is so busy that he can't go to one
of them, and the next day he may
have little to do an<+ no invitations
come his way.
Are newspaper editors well paid?
Our answer here must, be both yes and
no. The average malefactor of high
degree makes more, but the average
e\angelist makes less. Wo have yet to
receive proof that any editor in the
United States can match the $.">00,000
per annum of John Tlavs Uamnnfnd,
but we know of at least twentv who
receive $12"),000 a year. Tn lhe'$100,000
class there are probably sixty or
eighty, and in the $75,000 ciass several
hundred. Tu the smaller cities salaries
are somewhat lower, but we
know of no editor who gets less than
$.->0,000 a year, with board, lodging
and laundry. We are speaking, of
course, of editors-in-chief. The minor
men receive somewhat loss. I lie
average for telegraph editors being
aboil! $000 :i week: for city editors.
$750; for night editors. $.">0(1, and for
horse editors, $150. Dramatic critics
cot $2.>0 for every preformance they
attend, besides free passes, and society
editors are paid $1;>0 a reception,
with automobile and dress suit
thrown in. Poets are paid $15 a line
and editorial writers h'om $3 to $."> a
Phe line of promotion in newspaper
offices, from lowest to highest, is
as follows: Dramatic critics, war correspondent,
special writer, base ball
reporter, religious editor, editorial
writer, copy reading, society editor,
detective reporter, assistant city editor,
city editor, news editor, assistant
managing editor, managing editor,
editor-in-chief, editor. Our correspondent
wants to know how long i!
will take hint to reach the top of the
ladder. I he question ft a s interested
us very much and we have lain awake
several nights figuring upon an answer.
Working it out carefully after
consulting more than 2.000 journalists
and with the aid oT the table of
logarithms, (lie United States census
reports for the period 1820-1000 and
all available dream books, we have
settled upon 2,0")?",045,30 1,827 years.
We may be wrong about the decimals,
bu the 2(55, we are sure, is reasonably
PVeakishness doesn't indicate individuality.
Lot no one know so many of yuur
secrets that you will regret his becoming
an enemy some day.
A CINGALESE DAINTY.
White Ants of Coylon and Their Numerous
Agricultural .Journal of Ceylon Bo'<
Jt is estimated that two-thirds of
the Island of Ceylon is undermined
by white ants. The number of these
inseets is certainly quite incalculable;
but it is fortunate that their natural
enemies are almost ?s numerous.
The workers are preyed upon by
true ants and many other insects; by
spiders, lizards and centipedes; by
1 rats, mice and palm squirrels. Hut
it is the adult winged insects that art
especially victimized. It is probable
that scarcely I per cent of the mature
insects survive the dangers of the
; periodic fights.
They run the gantlet of nearly evi
ery other animal. Birds, bats, squirrels,
rats, toads and lizards all floel<
to the feast. Dogs and cats eat the
winged ants with avidity.
"Kvcn man himself does not disdain
to participate," says ft. ft. Green.
'' 1 he Tamil coolie looks upon n mess
of fried tenuities as a great dainty,
and I have several European acquaintances
who consider that tenuities on
toast form a dish worthy of more general
inclusion in the menu. They are
said to taste not unlike mushrooms."
WHEN MEN WORE SHAWLS.
Lincoln's Partiality to his Big Scotch
Plaid?Useful Article of Attire.
Pal h finder.
On very rare occasions you now see
some old lady wearing a shawl, but
generally speaking this once universal
garment has ecomc obsolete.
Those children that are, say, -10
years old or more, can probably remember
when even men wore shawls
instead of overcoats. 7'or about ten
years they were considered .just the
thing. This was the decade beginning
with about 18(H). President Lincoln
was very partial to his bin
Scotch shawl, which, according to the
vogue, he wore, not folded diagonally
in feminine fashion, but folded
lengthwise. This folded shawl was
passed over the shoulders and around
in front, where it whs either held by
(he nahds or pinned by a huge shawl
pin. This case of the shawl is about
the only one where r?.e men have appropriated
an article of wear from
the women's wardrobe?though the
instances where the reverse lias happened
ftven then, (he shawl was originally
not a woman's garment exclusively,
for the Scotch Highlander has his
tartan plaid, and the men of Northern
Italy still wear a cloak which is very
little more than a shawl. There can
be no question that mo shawl is more
picturesque as an article of at (ire
than the close fitting coats both men
and women now wear. The shawl
could in case of emergency be used to
protect two persons, or to wrap a
child in, or an extra bed covering, its
fashion did not change every three
months, and it could be used and
passed down in the family until it
was worn out.
Nowadays the only lime when sucli
articles are used is when people are
making an ocean trip or travelling in
Kurope. "Travelling rugs." whicli
are nothing more nor less than men's
heavy shawls, are extremely ftnglish;
and for travellers fliey are considered
very proper and desirable?
but outside of a streamer, train ot
carriage no one who cares for what
people will say would be seen witli
Fascination of London.
The metropolis of (lie future is only
beginning to be; but London is already
becoming more and more fascinating
lo those wh? are most widely
acquainted with the world's cities,
With the atmospheric magic of hei
vistas in spring and summer, with the
glory of her parks, with the great
sweep of her river, with the living
tide of her people, with her heritage
from the past and the rising splendor
of her modern streets, the capital of
the Umpire has become a central and
perpetual pageant for all civilization.
American in Canada.
Next to the native Canadian the
American is the sail of the northwest.
The conditions of life and of the production
are identic;?* with those lie
has just left, so that he does not
come a stranger. Canadians can say
of him all that was said in praise of
the Athenians 111 the Lacedemonian
council by their rivals of Cornish?he
is "quick lo plan and perform, al"ways
alive, counting what he gains a
mere installment, sanguine in difficulties,
ever ready to do a stroke of
needful work and deeming it a misfortune
to have to undergo not the
toil of business, but the listlessness
REPORT OF CONDITION OF I
THE EXCHANGE BANK
| of Newberry, S. C.,
condensed from report of State Bank Exam:
1 iner June 4th, 1908. i
Loans and discounts $!99>738 7*> 'j\
Overdrafts 2,115.92 M
, Furniture and fixtures 3,696.62 jR
. Cash 011 hand and in Banks 26,548.34'^
Capital stock $ 50,000.00
Surplus, net ^.439 7^
Unpaid Dividends 12.30
Cashiers Cheeks 1,162.S1 I
Hills payable 65,000.0 <S .
,Wit? (Hanks $ 1,492-74
1 P | Individual 105,991.82?107.^1^-1.57
Reliable and absolutely safe. We pay .| percent on time deposits. C
J. D. DAYKNPORT, M. L SPHARMAN, ^
President. Cashier. y
KDW. R. IIIPP, \V. P. WAUvACIv, p
Vice-President. Assistant Cashier. y
GKO. H. CROMKR, Attorney. ^
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I The Commercial Bank, ||
I NEWBERRY, S. C. [
I Condensed from report to State Bank
| Examiner at the close of business June
m 4th, 1908:
| RESOURCES: !
| Loans and Discounts $371,217.20
|i Overdrafts - 6,521.92 i
| Furniture and Fixtures 3,1 16.93 j
|| Cash.. 30,599.38 |
I $411,455.43 I
\* LIABILITIES: I
jj Capital , $ 50,000.00 1
. | Undivided Profits net 55,887.90 1
| Dividends Unpaid 1,112.00 ?
| Cashiers Checks 12.00 1
j Due to Banks 1,063,32 |
Individual Deposits 303,380.2 1 jj
| Borrowed Money None |
I $411,455.43 I
!| * J NO. M. KINARI), O. B. MAYER, J. Y. McFAU,, I
i I m President. Yice-Pres. Cashier. |
| | 4 Per Cent. Interest Paid in Our Sav- En
|| inga Department. I
THE NEWBERRY SAVINGS BANK. '
Capital $50,000 - Surplus $30,000 j
1 _ t
No Matter How Small, fto Matter How Large, ^
The Newberry Savings Bank r
will give it careful attention- This message F
\pplies to the men and the women alike. v
1 ias. Mcintosh. j. e. Norwood,
President Caller. ^
?wpw?aa?a? MM imiiik
% The First Gougli of the Season, j
? Bveo tlwtigh not severe, has a tendency to Irritate the sens!^
live tfrembranes of the throat and delicate bronchial tubes. ^
^ Coughs then come easy all winter, every time you take the ?
lightest cold. Cure the first cough before it has a ohance to 4&>
^ set up an. inflamation In the delicate capillary air tubes of the fit
Q longs. The best remedy is QUICK RKIJKF COUGH ]r
^ 8YK.UP. It at once gets right at the seat of trouble and re- ^
2" moves the cause. It is free from Morphine and is as safe for
? a child as for An adult. 25 cents at ^
J MAYES' DRUG STORE. J
Tti^-r .t,~a. REVTOL ved "
!CH1Y COMFORTABLE fell/VQ
To kNOW\t)U HAVE ON THE PROPER CLOTHES
IF WE go To the proper, place we can'
FEEL SCRE WE ARE ALL RIGHT WE OWE
I ITTO.OUR.SELVES To DRESS WELL
>r COURSE YOU WISH To 60 To THE PROPER.
'LACE TO BUY THE THINGS YOU WISH To
VEAR. WE WISH YOU WOULD INQUIRE
VHETHER OR NOT OUR .STORE IS THE PROPER
'LACE To DEAL. IF YoU KNOW or ANYONE
VH DEALS AT OUR STORE. ASK THEM HOW
VE TREAT THEM. OR BETTER .STILL, CoVE IN
1ND LET US JHOW YOU THE GOODS WE CARRY,
THE PRICED WE .SELL THEM AT, AND JUDGE
'OR YOURSELF. WE BELIEVE WE TREAT OUR
:UrToMERS RIGHT BECAUSE WE SEE THE
SAME FACES SEASON AFTER SEASON. JUST
4oV WE ARE ESPECIALLY SHOWING: MoT
LEATHER SPECIALTIES. BLACK ALPACA,
AoHAIR AND SICILIAN SACK CoA""S, D. B. BLUE .
THE UP-TO-THE-MINUTE DEALERS.
Sf It. Jones, Proprietor.
STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES, PRODUCE,
Confcctloncrics, Fruity Cigars and Tobaccos.
Newberry, S. Jnn, 17, 18,
Dear Madam Housekeeper:
We wish to call your attention
to our stock of Fancy and Staple
groceries and solicit at least n portion of
rour potronage dur i n? thi s year.
Wo feel safe in say in# that our stock is
,he most complete that is offered here and
that wo can serve you in a sa t i s fac tory manLer.
Wo will ever keep in mind throe very imlortant
points: quality of ?oOds prompt serice
If you are not already a customer of ours
re would be pleased to add you to our long
ist of satisfied customers.
V/e wish 1908 to be our banner year. Will
ou join us in making it so?
Yours for business,