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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
herry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday. Dee-amber 11, 190S.
CASH IN ADVANCE.
In March, 1887, I became a part
owner of The Herald and News and
have been connected with the papei
continuously since that time. I was
with the paper a couple of years prior
to that time when under other own
ership. I have, therefore, been the
editor for nearly twenty-five years.
During that time my duties have al
so been to keep the books and sub
I have always had great faith and
confidence in the honesty of the peo
ple and their purpose to pay their
debts. For that reason I have never
believed I could conduct a strictly
cash in advance subscription.
For +he past few months I have
been giving a closer study to the sit
uation than ever before.
- When the postoffee department is
sued its order that a subscription to
a semi-weekly more than nine months
in arrears could not be accepted at
the second-class rate we endeavored
to comply with the order and had to
cutt off about 650 names. We first
sent each subscriber at least two let
ters calling attention to the ruling be
sides mention of it was made in the
paper. This fall we have sent an
other letter to these persons but we
have received no response.
These 650 owed us over $5,000.
Many of them not only did not pay
what tey owel but went directly and
sabscribed f. o-r cOLemporary and
paid for it. We have no objection to
that but we mention it as a reason
for the shaing of our faith in the
honesty of the people. It certainly
was a 'striking evidence of ingratitude.
We still have a good many sub
scribers who are in arrears. State
ments have been sent or will be sent
in a few days to all of these.
During the 25 years of our connec
tion with this newspaper we have
lost in unpaid subseriptions at least
$20,000. We have no one to blame
but ourself and the people would
have thought more of us if we had
made them pay it. We are not com
plaining but we propose 1to 'stop this
leak or go out of the busm.ess.
After the first day of February The
Herald and News will be run strictly
on the cash in advance plan. A post
card will be mailed you giving you
thirty days notice so that you may
have time sto send in your renewal
and to remind you if you should over
There are doubtless some errors in
the credits. If you will call our at
tention to these we will gladly make
the correction and in every case will
give the subscriber the benefit of the
It takes too mueh of our time to
send statements and to pay postage.
We will keep no books except our
receipt stubs and a cash book and the
We shall hate to part with any sub
To the little boys and girls of t'
In reply to the many lette
Herald and News, and also di
want to advise you that I will 1:
urday,- December 12th, at fQur
Caldwell street beyond the Knit
Mollohon Village. Leaving thi
street to Main street, down Mai
West End and on through Wes1
Mayes' Book Store and get my
their care. After getting the 14
out of town via College street.
streets somewhere during my ti
can judge what kind of gifts to
fail to make my advertised rout
me a welcome Saturday, so tha
my heart for you. I will travel
in my white automobile.
Written from my home in the
SnowiMountains, Dec. 5, i
This letter was sent to Mr. Jo
Store, which place is recognized
Claus while in Newberry, and I
until he arrives. By the kindn
and:News was allowed to annot
the boys and girls of this count'
SJohn 1B. Mayes, who is in close
noyed with trying to colleet these lit
tle arm-ounts and then not get them.
The post office rule does not permit
us to carry a delinquent longer than
nine mont-hs and we had just as \ Pl]
put it on the cash basis.
We find that for a eleven months
of this year only about 1000 have
paid anything zit all. Just about one
half of the present list. We can not
pay our debts and keel) up this rate of
collection of what is due us. And we
do not want to offer compromise if
we can help it.
Remember yon have two months
to put yourself financial. If you can't
pay all of your back dues give us your
note and pay the advance subscrip
The rule we adopt will be followed
strictly. No doubt some of those who
have been indulged will show thelT
appreciation by getting mad and tak
ing the other paper as some have done.
We will not raise any objection for
we will have the satisfaction of know
ing that you will no longer get a pa
per without paying for it.
Those who pay no heed to what they
owe us will have~their accounts turn
ed over to a collection agency.
We have worked hard to serve the
people of this community and we de
serve what we have earned.
The Herald and News will continue
to be an up-to-date paper and we
hope all of our subscribers will ap
preciate the situation that it costs
money to buy paper and pay printers
and it is much easier for each one to
pay us than it is for us to be continu
ally hunting up these little amounts
If any man's subscription is in ar
rears and he has a claim against u
we will thank him to present his claim
and if we owe it we will try to pay it
Remember after February first The
Herald and News is going to be cash
E. H. Aull,
At least 1000 of our subscribers are
in arrears. Examine your label. ThE
date after your name will tell you thE
date to which you have paid. Wc
hope you will pay up before Christ
mas. Do not neglect it longer that
the first of February.
Prom now until the first of Febra,
&ry you can get Thie Herald and
News and the News and Courier foi
two dollars for one year. A.fter thai
date the price for the two papern
will be $2.25. Now is the time t<
subscribe and sto renew.
From personal experience in hand
ling pulmonary tuberculosis, I au
more than convinced that wh.iskey
and liquor, in any form, are absolute
ly poisonous to tse consumptive. Try
ing to cure consumption with whiskey
is like trying to put out fire with ker
osene. John E. White, M. D., Colora
do Springs, Col.
One dollar and fifty cents is nol
much to a man who wants a firs't
class paper and when he can get it
for an entire year for that sum. It
is much easier for him to pay it than
it is for the newspaper man to do
tis city and county:
rs that you have sent to The
~rect to Mayes' Book Store, I
ass through Newberry on Sat
o'clock. I will go through
ting Mill, and thence through
s village I will come up Glenn
n and across the railroad into
: End. I will then return to
mail which I have had sent in
~tters which are there I will go
I want to see you all on the
ip through the city so that I
fix up for you. Now I never
ds, and dont you fail to give
t I w~ill have a warm spot in
on this trip through Newberry
hn B. Mayes, of Mayes' Book
. as headquarters for old Santa
here his mail is being kept
ess of Mr. Mayes The Herald
mece hi3 coming. If any of
r desire furthe-r particulars Mr.
IS STILL C
AT. VERY. L
$12.00 to $15
duced to $10.1
When You Purci
We bought when gooc
and we sell at much L
the everlasting Bargain
The nimble:nickel is n
than the slow dollar.
Compare quality and:
that the greatest G EN I
always to be found at
0. K LEl
The Fair and
First shipment of fall
Never no better, nor c
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Better Than F
Liver and Bowels, curing Constipation.
Usually one NR Tablet is all that is net
ble. It starts In the Stomach and searel
S Intestine, dissolving and soothing as it got
ha uJ Taflt re ealways just ri;:t and L
William E. Pelham &r
.00 Coats re
lase your FALL
Is were at the LO WEST
.OWER PRICES than
riore appreciated by us
you will invariably find
JINE BARGAINS are
Sn, Newberry. S..
It helps you over the hills
It gives you the right star
It chases the blues, cle
inspires impulse and appetit
It puts you in a cheerful i
dertake that work, making a
But, mark you, good Coff
There is little enough of t
Robust, fuming, aromatic
flavor, and harmless stimulg
Coffee that. as the Frencl
a cold man warm, a warm r
Such Coffee can be had, i
We have found it out and
learn of the merits of "Barri
Our Stock of Fancy ani
are arriving and we are in p(
most fastidious with table dt
Capital $50,000 -.
No Matter How Small,
ivill give it careful
ipplies to the men ar
SOME OF C
To be conservative.
To pay four per cent.
To calculate interest
To bond every emplo,
To be progressive an<
To lend our money t<
To treat our patrons
To be liberal and prc
To secure busmness fr
TO BE THE VERY
TO DO BUSINI
Our institution is under t
examined by the State Bank
DR. GEO. Y. HUNTER,
3. F. BROWNE,
in the morning.
ars the fog, rouses mental activity,4
e for work.
tnd confident frame of mind to un
profitable pleasure of it.
ae is necessary to do this.
hat kind available.
Coffee, which is rich in fragrance,
i say, makes a sad man cheerful,
an glowing, and an old man young.
you take the trouble to find it out.
have it in stock, call on us and
igton Hall", "Vigoro" and "Siesta".
I Staple Groceries is Complete
>sition to supply the demands of the
'good to eat" at
( SAYINGS eANKL
- - Surplus $80,000
No Matter How Large,
-y Savings Bank
attention. This message
id the women alike.
J. E NORWOOD,
> our customers.
>m all classes.
BEST BANK FOR YOU
Lie supervision of and regularly
rity, S. C.
DR. J. S. W\HEELER,
I. A. COUNTS.