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A FRIGHT IN MIDAITl1.
Going Up In a Balloon and Coming
Down in a Parachute.
I once went up in a balloon and
came down in a parachute. Something
went wrong, and all te money in the
world doubled woula not induce me
to make the experiment again.
One grows strangely accustomed to
dangers as an acrobat, and when it
was suggested that I should earn $25
in as many minutes by taking the
place of a parachutist who had fallen
ill at the last minute I jumped at the
It was at a large country fair. The
lauzhing crowd had probably never
seen a ballon go up. As the great
silk bag gradually swelled a silence
fell uron the onlookers.
The siek parachutist ' manager pat
ted me on the back and said it was
money easily earned. I agreed-then.
"Keep cool," he said, "and what
ever you do, don't look down except
to judge your distance from the earth.
You see that tower. When you are
that distance up pull the check string
and shut your eyes."
A dull murmur rose as the ropes
were east off and I felt my feet leave
the' ground. The upward movement
was gentle, and a great cheer came up
to me until the band drowned it.
I hardly heard the cheering or the
band. The involuntary murmer still
rang in my ears. Perhaps my nerves
were upset, possibly it was intuition,
but from the moment I was drawn up
from the ground I felt the conviction
that grim trouble lay ahead.
Ignoring the oft repeated instruc
tions, I looked down. How slowly the
balloon went up! Could it be possible
that I had not gone more than a hun
dred -yardst The giant overhead be
came a living thing, intent on tortur
ing the puny mortal who had trusted
'his life to it. I knew I dared-not leap
before I was high enough, for the par
achute takes 100 feet sometimes to
I shut my eyes and tried to count
to kill time. but the figures became
jumbled, and I looked down again. A
swallow skimmed past underneath.
Far below there was a sea of upturn
ed faces, and the music floated -up dis
tinetly. The balloon seemed to have
stopped rising, and for an eternity I
tried to gauge the height..
Again the band stopped, and I was
in a silent world. The crowd of
breathless specks far beneath was get-I
ting fu-ll value for its money. The only
noise I heard was the beating of the
blood through may head. I was afraid.
It was the first real fear I had ever
felt in my work.
When the supreme moment came I
pulled the string without realizing
what I was doing.
What years I lived in those next
w seconds. An appalling nausea
and consciousness when my feet
onched a wild desire to iive came
with the first terrible rush, and my
rt stood still as I looked eagerly
loft. The ropes of the parachute had
isted and I was falling to instant
Grasping the ropes in a clutch of
teel, I shook them frantically. Half
he huge parachute bellied out with a
ise like a pistol shot, and the speed
f the fall was lessened with a jar.
Again I shook the death trap. The
pes were sliding at a snail's pace,
tnd bit bv bit the parachute was open
e. Still I fell far too fast. I could
ot breathe, and my hands seemed to
refusing to bldd on.
Bane! The last fold had opened
ut. and I was saved. Dizzy and numb
'th fear. I held on tightly, wonder
e whether I shonld faint before 1
niehed the ground. That, and that
y, was my thou.ght as I sailed
rough the space. I had almost lost
e ground gently. And then I col
omething Concerning Which Ameri
cans May Have Misconceptions.
''Americans have gsined a wrong
nression of the Cnban character,''I
id Max J. Baehr. IUnited State; con
at Cienfuegos. Cuba. to a Wash
Post renorter. ''It is a mista.k
class Cubans with Central Ameri
s as lovers of strife and as eon
ntlv drone to insurrection. T as
know. nsm stationed in the hot
of re'cent revolutionary uprisines
the island, and the troubles have
Sdue to the feeling on the part
the natives that they were not to
i've their political rights and not
an insurrectionary spirit.
On the whole, there is no better
aeter to be found anywhere than
f the Cuban. The majority of
habitants of the country are
ly law-abiding. peace-loving
of sweet dispositions, and it
n the ities that vou find the
have 'been contaminated by
d have beome bad citizens.
*The Cuban- .re a temi)erate peo
pie," continued Mr. Baehr. "They d
not drink intoxicants, unless you cal
their coffee intoxicating, for the;
make that very strong, and drink i
six, seven or eight times a day, al
though, of e-urse, not large cups at
"The Cubans appeared to be satis
fied with the workings of the nev
election law created by Colonel Crow
ther. They realize that by it the:
will get their rights, and after the las
election they acquiesced quietly an<
seemed satisfied. I think that was al
that was necessary for them to be
come convinced that the law woul<
bring honest results.
"Therefore I believe these inter
views coming from Americans whi
have an imperfect knowledge of con
ditions. saying that there probabl:
will be another insurrection in Cuba
are untrue and unjust. I shall not at
tempt to predict the outcome of th
approaching election. Both partie
have nominatedi able men for presi
dent and vice-president. and the ele
tion may be quite close. In eithei
event I am confident the result wil
be accepted by the people in a law
abiding spirit. The present adminis
tration of the island has been exceed
ingly successful. Mr. Magoon ha4
shown great shrewdness and tact ani
the people are convinced they wil
get their rights.!'
CASH IN ADVANCE.
In March, 1887, I became a par
owner of The Herald and News ani
have been connected with the pape
continuously since that time. I wa,
with the paper a couple of years prioi
to that time when under other own.
ership. I have, therefore, been th(
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 ani
confidence in the honesty of the peo
ple and their purpose to pay theii
debts. For that reason I have nevei
believed I could conduct a strictl
cash in advance subscription.
For the past few months I hav
been giving a closer study to the sit.
uation than ever before.
When the postoffice department is
sued its order that a subscription tc
a semi-weekly more than nine months
in arrears could not be accepted ai
the second-elass rate we endeavored
to comply with the order and had tc
eutt off about 650 names. We firsi
sent each subscriber at least two let
ters calling attention to the rui'ng be
sides mention of it was made in the
paper. This fall we have sent an
other letter to these perso3ns. but we
have. ree 'ived no response.
These 650 owed us over' $5,000.
MJany of them not only did not pay
w"hat they owe.] but weni directly and
oibscribed f: o-- r ectemporary and
paid for it. We have no objection tc
that but we mention it a's a reason
for the shaking of our faith in the
ho'nesty ,of the people. Tic certainly
was a striking evidence o' ingratitude.
We still have a goodI many sub~
sribers 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 connee
tion with this newspaper we have
lost in unpaid subse'-iptions at least
$20,000. We have no one to blame
but ourself and the people would
have though-t more of us if we had
made them pay it. We are not com
plaining but we propose to stop this
leak or go out of the business.
After the first day of February The
Herald and News will be run strictly
on the cash in advance plan. A post
ard will be mailed you giving you
thirty days notice so that you may
have time to 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
re the subscriber the benefit of the
It takes too muech of our time to
end 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
sribers but we cannot longer be an
noyed with trying to collect these lit
le amounts and then not get them.
The post office rule doe~s not permit
s to carry a delinquent longer than
nine months and we had just as well
put it on the cash basis.
We find that for a eleven months
of this year only about 1000 have
paid anything at all. Just about one
half of the present list. 'We can not
pay our debts and keep up this rate of
ollection of what is due us. And we
do not want to offer compromise if
ve can help it.
Remember you have two months
to put yourself financial. If you can't
- note and pay the advane,, subscrip- 1
> tion. e
The rule we adopt will be followed o
strictly. No doubt some of those who p
; have been indulgod will show their li
appreciation by getting mad and tak- n
ing the other paper as some have done. t
We will not raise any objection for T
- we will have the satisfaction of know- if
7 ing that you will no longer get a pa- a
- per without paying for it.
Those who pay no heed to what they ,
t owe us will have their accounts turn- 0
I ed over to a collection agency. 0
1 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 I
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 contimi
ally hunting up these little amounts.
If any man's subscription is in ar
rears and he has a claim against us -
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
in advance. 1.
E. H. Aull, y
The County Board of Commission-) P
ers for Newberry county will receive u
applications for the appointment ot 1S
a' superintendent of the county poor n
house and farm for the year 1909, the d
same to be filed with the undersigned v
by 9 o'clock in the forenoon of De- ci
cember 5th next. The board reserves n
the right to reject all applications. a:
H. C. Holloway, S
Nov. 16, 1908. o:
BLUE RIDGE SCHEDULES. d
No. 18, leaves Anderson at 6.30 a. S
M., for connection at Belton with
Southern for Greenville.
No. 12, from Walhalla. leaves Ar
derson at 10.15 a. m., for connection
at Belton with Southern Railway for
Columbia and Greenville. iS
No. 20, leaves Anderson at 2.20'
p. in., for connections at Belton with 'w
Southern Railway for Greenville. ti
No. 8, daily except Sunday, from "
Walhalla arrives Anderson 6.24 p. E
mn., with connections at Seneca with 11
Southern Railway from points south. 'b
No. 10, from Waihalla, leaves An- S
derson at 4.57 p. mn., for connections o:
at Belton with Southern Railway for 'I
Greenville and Columbia. A
No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.50 T
n. mn., from Belton with connections
No. 9. arrives at Anderson at 12.24 o
p. mn., from Belton with connections 'o
from Greenville and Columbia. Goes *b;
No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40 el
p. in., from Belton with connections ir
from Greenville. p
No. 11. arrives at Anderson at
6.29 p. in., from Belton with con
niections from Greenville and Column
bia. Goes to Waihalla. s
No. 7, daily except Sunday. leaves
Anderson at 9.20 a. in., for Walhalla,
with connections at Seneca for lo'-o1
Nos. 17. 18, 19, and 20 are mixed 0
trans between Anderson an;d Beltoni
Nos. 7 and 8 are local freight ~
trains, carrying passngers betwE'en
W:ilhal1a an? Anderson
STATE.OF SOUTH CAROLINA, B
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY. a
IN COMMON PLEAS COURT. d
Mary A. Spehl, Plaintiff, a
! Thodor H.Spehl, et. a!., Defend
By virtue of an order of Courtt
herein, I will sell at public auction at"
Newberry Court House, S. C., within
the legal hours of sale, on salesday
in January, 1909, towit, on Monday, *
Jan. 4th, all that tract. parcel or lot b4
of land lying and being situate in b4
the county of Newberry and State a
aforesaid, about one and one-fourth tI
miles east of the Town of Newberry, I
S. C., formerly known as the Home t
Place of Theodore Spehl. now de- e"
eeased, containing five and two-thirds tE
acres. more or less, and bounded by di
the continuation of Main street on es
rhte northwest, by the continuation of T:
Boundary street on the southeast, by
street of the northeast,
by lots of Nat Gist. R. C. May
bin and Mrs. Hattie Bradley on the
southwest, being the greater portion
of that tract of seven and one-half
(7 1-2) acres conveyed by Franees se
E. Johnstone to Theodore Spehi. as es
shown by det.d which is record1ed in et
Beed Book No. 4, page 3'2. se
Terms of sale: One hai cash and 'er
one half on a credit of twelve months,
im rare u S per vent per annam,
redit portion to be secured by note
f the purchaser and mortgage of the
remises sold, with an insurance po
icy of the dwelling assigned to the
laster: with leave to each purchaser
o anticipate the credit portion in
vhole orin part; purchaser to pay
'r pape(rs, recording of mortgage
nd for insurance policy.
The above five and two-thirds acres
rill be sold in two or more lots, plats
f which will be exhibited on the day
H. H. Rikard.
Master's Office, Dec. 9, 1908.
'he News and Courier and TheI
Herald and News.
Beginning with February 1, 1909.
ie combination price of The Herald
nd News with the Charleston Week
News and Courier will be raised to
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ew and old subscribers may take ad
antage of this splendid combination
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ou get your own county paper
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ad all important happenings in
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TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
In Court of Common Pleas.
P. N. Boorer, Plaintiff,
Grace Goodman, Ira Tribble an(d
nla Goodman, Defendant:.
By an order of the Couct herein I
ill sell to the highe ;t bidder before
e Court R'mse at N'orberry S. c.,
ithin the legal bowi:3 of sale, on
onday, salesday, January the 4th,
)09, all that tr-iet of ia id lying and
eing situate in Newberiy County,
tate of South Car:Bina, containing
n'e hundred and ten (110) aci es,
ore less, and ',oun'ded by lands of
.A. Madden, Bet4y Good1win. M. E.
[oore and other lanids of M1ary E.
Terms of Sala. One-third (I-3)j
sh and the bh v e on' a credit of
2e and two years, the credit portion
i the purchase money to be secured
y a bond of the purchaser and a
Lortgage of the premises sold. Pur
1aser shall have the privilige of pay
tg all cash. Purchaser to pay for
apers and recording same. -
H. H. Rikard,
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Court of Common Pleas.
Laura C. Nichols as administratrix
i Benjamin F. Nichols, deceased, andI
dividually, Luke M. Nickols. W.
[ampton and Willie E. Nichols,
Daisy P. Hawkins. Bessie D. Lake,
he Prosperity Stock Company, The
ank of Prosperity. Geo. E. Hawkins
id A. Hayne Hawkins. as partniers,
ing business under the firm name
2d style of Hawkins Brothers, De
By an order of the court herein I
ill sell to the highest bidder before
e Court House at Newberry. S. C..
ithin the lezal hours. onl salesday in
mary. 1909. ame bemgz 4th day of
id month, the one-third (1-3') inter
t in all that tract of land lying and
~ing situate in the County of New
~rry, State aforesaid, containing six
~res, more or less, better known as
e mill tract. including the building,
achinery and other mill fixtures
ereon, said interest belonging to the
tate of Benjamin F. Nichols, de
ased, and bounded by the two hun
red and twelve acre tract of the
tate of B. F. Nichols, lands of N. E.
vlor. J. W. Boozer, and Wicker.
Terms of sale cash.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
H. H. Rikard.
At the same time "nd place we will7
1lthe other (2-3) two-thtirds inter
t in said mill tr:;ct, building, ma
inery and mill fixtures above de
ribed. Terms of sale cash. Purchas
to pay for papers.
N. E. Tavlor.
.Tas. W. Boozer.
IS STILL C
T VERY L
$12.00 to $15
duced to $10.
Eff POEPLE F
VITH CASH I
A check acco
Bank will el
funds as you
D. A P '''7de.
YOU SHOULDN'T MISS IT
when you go hunting to have one
of our new L. C Smith, Winches
ter, Bemington,"LeFevere or Par
ker guns or Winchester repeating
rifles with you. We have every
thing for the sportsman in guns,
ammunition, loading tools, clean
ers, etc., as well as a full line of
When you need anything in this
line you will find the best that
money can afford at our store.
SUMMER BROTHERS CO.
F . .
.00 Coats re
a reduced to
he Gun that Gets the Game
We have just received a big lot
fine guns which arrived too late
and we are offering them at a
great reduction in price.
Don't miss this chance to buy
a fine gun cheap. They must
be sold. No goods charged at
this cut price.
~UMMER BROTHERS CO.
unt with this
wish. . . .
s will be wel
rry, S. C.
M. L. SPEARM AN,