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"tilt An *es
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
'. --ry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, November 23, 1909.
WILL OBSERVE THANKSGIVING
The Herald and News proposes to
,observe Thanksgiving day this year.
We propose also that the people who.
work in the mechanical department
shall olyserve Thanksgiving day,
therefore the office will be closed and
Friday's issue of the paper will be
printed Wednesday night. Those who
desire, however, to have notices or
advertisements in Friday's paper
will be good enough to send in their
copy not later than Wednesday
morning or sometime during Wed
nesday. Our correspondents will
also please bear this in mind and
let us have their corespondence- by
The Herald and News announced
some weeks ago that it would print
a sketch of Bishop H. M. Turner, of
the A. M. E. Church, by Col. Dickert.
Col. Diekert says that Bishop Tur
ner is a native of Newberry, and as
he has risen to prominence in his
race, and is in fact the leading ne
gro in the world, Col Dickert desires
that Newberry shall have the credit
of his birth.
The publication of this sketch has
been delayed in order that we might
secure a cut of Bishop Turner. This
cut has come but too late to use the
article in to-day's paper. It will be
printed in Friday's paper together
with the cut.
If any of the colored people desire
to secure copies of the paper contain
ing this sketch and cut, orders must
be left at The Herald and Neews of
fice not later than Wednesday morn
ing, as we expect to print Wednes
day night and will not print more
than the usual number of extra cop
ies unless orders are received for
Wie make this annouiecement think
ing .that some of his colored friends
would like to have this sketch.
Some time ago the editor of The
Herald and News -made a statemenlt
in, regard to the plan which had been
adopted by. the paper, of charging
eash in advance for subscriptions and
receiving none on any other basis,that
while there were a good many thous
and dollars owing on past subscrip
tions, that we had decided to leave
it to those who owed it wiheiAher or
not they would pay it,'that we needed
money, that our efforts to collect had
~been so unsuccessful, that we had de
cided not to send any good money
after bad. We are pleased -with the
cash plan, and our ~only regret is
.that we did not start it ten years
Out of the great amount that is
<due for past indebtedness, now and
theri one feels that he ought to pay
this and whenever it comes of course
we are glad to have it. Only the oth
er day we received a check for $10
.on an account that ha.d been running
for sixteen years. Of course we
should nht have run any subscription
that- long without payment.
The only thing that is grieving us
in this matter, in addition to the loss
of money which we put in white
paper, is that in so many cases those
persons who have been running long
est, not only did not pa*y what they
owed but, when we declined to send
the paper longer to them, instead of
coming in and paying the cash for it
now, showed their appreciation of
our kindness by subscribing for some
other paper. There is a satisfaction,
however, in the fact that they can
*not get any other paper, in this
county, without paying for it.
. OUR JURY SYSTEM.
The Edgefield Chronicle coil ained,
in its recent issue, a very sensible ed
itorial on our ju-ries. It is very true
as The -Chronicle says, i-hat iP is easy
to condemn, but difficult to produce
a remedy for the evils complained of.
It is also true ,that in some oases
there sa miscarriage of justice, but
under the spirit of our government,
is better t-bat now and then some
giIty man shall es-ape than that an
innocent man shall suffer, and that
has been the spirit of our system.
We believe with the Chronicle that
in most eases the verdicts of our ju
ries are honestr?y rendered, and now
and then there may be a mistake of
The Chronicle very truthfully says:
"Exact justice is an abstraet virtue
unattainable in dealing with human
affairs. There is no system yet de
vised by man that is perfect. Study
it out and be candid with yourself
and you will find th-t .almosit every
thing in this world is relative.'' As
already stated, it is very easy to
criticize and .in many cases ;the crit
cisms are unjust because the person
making the criticism never heard
the testimony and possibly knew less
of the law and nothing of ithe cir
cumstances surounding the alleged
crime, and yet he is ready to pro
nounce the jury system a failure.
The Chronicle further says: "We
lay it down as an inflexible rule that
no one is competent or .is in a pozi
tion to rightly judge the verdict of
the jury, unless he hears the cases.
We take -no stock in this growing
disposition to criticize the juries of
our land and believe that it is more
fruitful of harm than good."
There i's quite a differende in one
seeking honestly to carry out his
Dath to render the verdict acording
to the evidence as produced on the
stmind by the vitnesses, and the law
as laid down by the judge, and stand
ing off and criticizing sthe fellow who
is called upon to do this. We should
remember that there is nothing per
Fect, in this world, and we believe
that ou.r present jury system is about
the best t-hat has been devised in
meting out justice to those who offend
against the law. We think, as sug- MI
gested some time ago, that it would
be wise to repeal ithe law which al
lows so many exemptions, but we do
not think it would be wise to amend
the law so' as to reduce the numbern
of names that are .placed in the jury a
box. There can be no objection to
hving the box filled, or the names
selected,. during the summer, whenb
te commissioners have some time,
rather than having the names plNeed P
in the box in Deemtber, as the law
We notice that several of the s
newspapers have printed the article
from Congressman Aiken in regard
to soil surveys. iLt seems to Mr Aiken -
that some of the newspapers have
been claiming for 'ongressmaa Le
ne more than 'he is entitled to in this
matter, and in some editorial com
mea:s the disposition has been to
make it appear that there is antagon- y
ism between these two Congressmen.
We do not re.call to have seen any
thing said on ;the su.bject by Mr Lever w:
bimself or any claims made by him
along this line. We may be entirely 0
ignorant- in information, but we
woud like to know what there is in
t.he soil survey of benefit to -the people
inq onr congressional district;. Mr. Ai
koaysi.hat in this distriettwo'thou
sand four hundred and eight square
miles have been surveyed and that in
Mr. Lever's distraet one thousand -
seven . hundred and seven square we
miles save been surveyed. We would .do
be glad to know where these two w
thousand four. hundred and eight sur 'Ci
veyed square miles in our distdect are,
and what benefit has resulted from ha
such survey. It seems thzti:his work by It
the government was started, in this pe
district, when Mr. Latimer was a con- S
gressman, and therefore some of the fri
redit is due to him. But what we ye
wanted to say, or rather wliat we '
wanted to ask, is what benefit has H<
been derived from having ithis soil o'
surveyed and how many acres or how ab
many square nmiles have been survey-di
ed in Newberry county. or
There is more merit in the con- les
t.ention of Mr. Smith as to that rise 0f
in the sidewalk at the .corner of Main ut,
and Nance streets than would at first du
appear. We saw a lady get a very le
ard fall there one night on return- is
ing from the theatre, and a lady who sit
rely stumble Just why this step c.
At the (
Loans and discounts . .
Furniture and Fixtures
Banking House. . .
Overdrafts, secured and ui
secured . .
Cash on hand & with Bank
JNO. M. KINARD,
S. B. JONES, PROPRIETOi
. EVERYTHING GOOD 7
Newberry, S. C. , Oc
s. Particular Housekeeper.
Do not worry over your TJ
es, but phone or call on us
ieasy matter to get your we
We have just had fresh er
~rs,' Celery, Saratoga chips,
rnes, Figs, etc, etc.
We can supply youwith the
Sthe substantial part of *t
Lck is full of the very bes
t,e pleasure in filling your
We will have a suipply of
'pe Fruit, Apples, Banans a
We still have a few Home 1N
ie quality of which cannot t
Iu want one of these let us k
Please don' t forget that v
th Seal Shipped Norfolk Qy
e anid you will use them als
Yours to ple
ppoite Newberry Hotel.
smade there we do not know. We
now it ought not to be there. It Applicat
uld 'not be very difficult to remedy. Sprne
ycouncil should take notice. invited.]
As to blocking the sidewalks that urday, No
pens every Saturday afternoon. eaitions w:
svey difficult to avoid. 'Of c.ourse November
ople should not congregate on the wichd rese
ewaks to talk and prevent, others and all ap]
m passing. But just how to pre
ntit is another matter. Clerk Cou:
he negro 0hildren coming from t.he ey1s.2-0--E
)e school every afternoon about 2
lck have a habit of coming four RGI
rast and one going in t'he opposite Notice i
ection has to get off the sidewalk books of r
e run againsit by them. They jNewberry,
r give part of the sidewalk un-- 199, and
sforced to do so, or rarely give it. to, will
ourse it takes only a few min-. day from
for the procession to pass. But1 day excep
rng t.he time it is pasing all traf- of Decemb
n foot in the opposite direction S
absolutely cut off so far as tihe _
ewalk on that si.de of the sre sSbci
mre. stee nJ 1.50
)RT OP THE CONDIT]
lose of Business November
sed from Reportto.State Bank
$305,229.76 Capita I .
3.1 1-693 Undivided i
9,750.W Dividends t
28,602,79 Dug to Ban
:s 166,93763 Individual
$513,637.1 1 .
aid on Savings DE
DR, 0. B. MAYER,
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t. 30th, 1909. The "Pr
but it is
ank sgiv ing Din- We've Sb
and it will be Thanksgi
nts supplied. or Woma
r ivals af Cu cum- Such spl
Nu ts, Rais ins ' some mo(
dei cious as we1 givng.
he ainner. Our
i goods, we will
Lade Fruit Cakes,
e surpassed, if .E'
:now at once.
e can supply you
sters. Use them
IES' GROCERY, I Being anxious 1
good people of thi
'and satisfactory 3
my agents for th<
command ever mi
NOTIoB. where o'ne and a
ions for the position of most desire. The
dent of the County Poor
m for the year 1910 are prettiest dolls, m'
~leetion will -be held Sat- all the boys and
ith20the ndersigedapb- Factory in Toyla]
19th. salary, etc., this day I have instruct<
resolution of the Board, ie o hs
rves the right to reject any prie o hs
lications. there must be pre
H. C. Holloway, and they have pr<
nty Board of Commission
IMy gifts will b<
t-staw. .Christmas Eve.
TRATION NOTICE. Don't forget th
s hereby given that the1
egistration for the .town of
S. C., will be open Oct. 2,1
the undersigned as Super-- .
egistration for the said
keep said books open every
9 a. m. until 5 p. m. (Snu
;ed) inluding -tthe 1st day a
0. L. Buzhardt.
ipervisor of Registration. .N
e to The Herald and News1
116, 1909. .
. $ 50,00000 -
:rofit, . . 60,521.99
inpaid . . 894.0.0'
hecks . . 33102
ks . . . 86609
leposits . . $401,024.01
J. Y. McFALL.
clamation" does not~ specifically
t you should buy new Shoes
expected that all feet should be
rell in honor of the occasion.
oes, that will inspire a feeling of 1
ving in the heart of every Man
n, that wears them.
mndid ~Shoemaking, such hand-.
lels, such all 'round Shoe perfec
t 'awaken a feeling of Thanks
;o-distribute my Christmas gifts to all the M
s town' and county in the most effective'
vay, I have appointed Anderson 10c .0
Holiday Season of 1909, and heartily 3
mi, woman and child to go to their store
11 will find those presents, which thiey
re you will find my choicest Books, my
r daintiest China, and all the Toys that
girls are looking for, direct from my
id Messrs. Anderson 10c Co. that their
>eautiful gifts shall be reasonable; that
sents to suit the taste and purse of all,
>msed me it shall be so.
Son display every day from ndw until
e place-Anderson 10c Co.