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L H. AULL, EDITOR.
z.ntered at the Postoffice at New
.rry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Friday, December ?4, 1909.
Tomorrow we . celebrate the birth
of the babe, the Christ-child, the
Son of God, who was given to the
world to Idie that the world might be
It was a divine love-the love of
-God hinself for errirg' man-that
prompted the gift.
There was no room in the inn at
'Bethlehem that night for the mother,
and the babe was born in a manger.
But, liis 'birth was heralded by. an
angel -horus, and the most beauti
ful star that ever illumined the heav
ens since the morn of creation guided
the wise men to the place of his low
It was only the birth of a babe
and that babe born in a manger
but eah suceeding year of the anni
versary of his birth ,the aetivities of
men are ceased, and the day is 'the
holiest and the hqppiest of all the
Xe was the first Christmas gift,
and the greatest gift ever bestowed.
He was a gift of love.
-he celebration of his birth should
ia'festivel of love and of peace and
"Glory to: God in the highest,
peace on earth, good wil to men,'
as the song which .:e angels sang
M the first Christmas morn.
This is the message which we all
need to hear, and which we will hear,
if our ears are rightly attuned.
Te Herald and News wishes all
its. subseribers a happy Christmas.
"What's the matter with the whole
countryVf' is thus answered by a
"We throw away ashes and buy
soap. We raise dogs and .buy hogs.
We gow weeds and buiy vegetables
and brooms. We catch fish with a
$4 ro~d. We build school houses a:nd
send our children to be educated
away from home. And 'at last we
Ssend our boys out with a. $40 gun
and a $19 dog to hunt 10-cent game.
Just what The Herald and News
has been. saying for the past twenty
years or more only in a little differ
ent language. But we believe the
Southern farmer in this neck of the
woods, at least, has awaked to his
best interest -and is going to change
his plans. In fact we might say wi m
truth that in a great man.y cases he
has afr'eady- changed.
-We ire beginning to raise hog and
hominy. We heard one farmer say
the other day that he had thidyv
M.eght porkers :of his own rai- -g
-that he would kill this winter. That
he had sold two of them to a e
.ehant in Newberry a few days ago.
and received over sixty dollars for
the two. This looks like living at
home and the price received for the
two wil-l give you some~ idea' of tue
Then the fact that Smith Bros. ait
Xinards sold -ogr 1,200 bushels of
seed wheat and could have sold more
is an indication that the farmers are
going to make an effort to raise their
* ow-n. bread.
It is a good sign that the high
priee of cotton during this season
has not miade our farmers cotton
erazy. Everywhere 'in the field is
evidenice that a large grain crop his
* been planted.
The ginners' report of Decem
her 113 shows the cotton e-rop nearly
two mill,isn bailes short of last year's
crop. An examina.tion of 'this report
shows that this shortage is almost en
tirely in Georgia, Mississippi and
Texas. In Georgia the shortage is
400,000 bales. Mississippi 400,000,and
in Texas 1,100,000 bales, making
nearly two million. The shortage in
South Carolina is only 68,125 bales.
It is possible, however, that .a la-rger
proportiof the erop niad been
aindat that dag this year ihaa
Thze tact, remalins~ i:hat the tarmers
.4* Somh (arolina have received a
great4deal more money for the crop q
1909 than they did from the crop o:
1908. The moral is plam.t more coi
and grain and grow more hogs.
The Herad and News hopes cit3
council -wil'enforce the ordinanl
against the shooting of fireworks oi
the streets. It is dangerous and be
sides is very disagreeable to a gooi
many citizens. For several years th,
bndinance has been enforced but w
hae seen fireworks so fierce on th
streets at Christmas eve that ladie
and others were afraid to ventur
out. Let there be a sane observane
of the -time.
The editor of The Herald ani
News regrets that he will be unab1,
to attend the Christmas tree a
'0'Neall school today, but begs ti
bhank the pupils for their kind invi
.tation. The pronifise of putting tha
long sausage on the t-ree for him i
a great temptation for he has som(
knowledge of the fine sausage th;
people of this community know hoy
We feel an especial interest in
this school and would like to be pres
ent to eneoirage tea&her and pupits
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 4
* THE IDL1E.
It is best always in dealing witl
your fellowmen to be open and frank
Too many of us are prone to feigi
friendship when we are talking t
our brother and then when - he i
gone to act differently. It doesn'
pay, to put it on no higher groun
Suh dealing will come hbme to u
sooner or later and sometimes whei
it eomesit creates amighty embarrss
ing situation. Honesty is the bes
policy, besides being right. , Honest
of speech .as well as honesty in deal
ing with- material things. Bette
stand straight four square to all th
winds' GTat blow. Some people seen
to think that they are at liberty t
say vhat they please 3o long .as the;
pay their debts and make mone;
even if the money is made by grind
ing the blood out of some' poor crea
ture. There'll be a day of reckonin;
ard don't you forget that. It wil
come in this life, too, and don.'t fai
to remember that. The Good Boo:
says so. and what it says is true.
I would like for some of thes
"sudden rich'' people whom I hav
seen, who seem to think that mone;
can buy everything, and because the
have money, they must r,an things 't
suit thremselves, to renlemiber tha
while money is a good thing,' stil
there are some things money can
buy. You know what they 'ire.
I would like to have everybod;
read the following which I saw th
other day in' the A'tlanta Cotistitutio:
from the pen of 'Frank Stanton:
-A Primer of ,i.fe.
If 'you want to get in the lan<
where 'the dreams come true, th<
work must have the ..ight rinag.
There's joy enough in the worlb
to keep us all singing, even if somni
of us don't sing well enough to take
The halleluia season is aiway
where the heart is beating right-ir
Ithe lowly cabins, or on the h'illtop
of life-here and there and every
where that love is.
Perhaps Adam did say: " The fire '
out,'' when.he saw the sun go do-wi
for the first time, but it was fortu.
nate for him that there was no orft
to lauigh a.t him when the sun saii
"good morning'' next day.
J'ust whtI was trying to say.'Th;
good season and. the good time is al
ways where love dwells. And if- yioi
w~ill let love dwell in you so strongl3
and so luxuriantly as to kill all sel
fishness you will not say unkin(
things of your neighbor. you will no
think unkind things of him and yVO1
will always he ready to extend hin
a helping hand. As the girl in th<
play :ealled them-if .more of the3<
"sky pilots'' would take off thei1
kid gloves and help ..pull the fellows
who 'are down in the gutter, out and
put them on their feet and thus shov
that love filled their hearts-and this
work ought not to be left to th<
"sky pilots''-we would have
great old world here.
Talking about getting i~fi ani
making mouney I commen.d he fol.
lowing lines to the merchants 01
How to Get Rich.
Early to bed:
Early to rise:
Work like h-l
The ed-itors of the Observer and
The' Herald and News might call
special attention to the prescription.
I don't think it is patented. My ob
servation leads me to jconclude that
if yon want to sell goods you must
advertise and in .the newsapper pub
lished in your town. You just walk
~ up street any day a7n;d take a look at
the stores whioh . carry advertise
men-ts in the county papers and those'
that do not and reach your own con
clusion. I did the other day.
I am not going to say any more
about that park until after ChriAist
mas. Bat you know the time for!
planting trees and shru.bbery and
getting ready for the summer is dur
ing the month of February. It must
be laid out and work commenced by
that time. I am not a dreamer ei
ther. And neither am I Micawber
in this matter, waitjng for something:
- to turn p, 'but I am Mrs. Mieawber
t and I have reached the conclusion I
that the time has eome to turn. up
something. Now, I don't want ev
erybody in Newberry to agree with
me, for if they did I -would be afraid'
something was. wrong. I would be
superstitious. I would. want to have
Lnyself examined to see if it was .I.
i, sir,' something would be wrong
S.Under the stars, one
A little babe was bc
r Over His head a star 4
Aid glistened till tj
And wise men came '
~' And shepherds wande:
-~ Upon his lowly bdd of
- IUnder the stars one
Under the stars, one 1
'141, The Christ-child car
14 And thro$gh the darlt
*Of morning at his b
e I And sweet hosannas f5
And guardian angels'
7 The Virgin Mother knm
~ Under the stars one
t 141Under the stars, this I
2 We~ wait for Him or
And seem to see the v
The shepherds saw <
2 0, baby born in Bethl<
Come to us as you car
' And crown us with loa
Under the stars to-1
if everybody in Newberry agreed to;
-any proposition that wasj for the ben
-efrt of this community.
I notice .from rea'ding the
tpapers that the new eity ad-1
-ministration is to ga into of
flee on wediaesday. I hope the mayor
and eldermen will go in office with
no promises to any one for anything
for then .they are more certain to be
open to reason and suggestions and
-to be in~ a position to do something.
SI 'wa:t to say to Mayor Langford
- 'ahd the outgoing council that they
[did many thaings for the city which
are creditable and they should have
the well donae of the people. Much
Iof their work is of a permanent ebar
acter and will stand as a monument
to the good judgment of Mayor Lang
Sford's administration. We are so'
Sprone to forget, the things that are
i done and who did them that I wanit
Sto put on record the fact that the
Soutgoing coneil did many things for
the .perm'anem't good of the city and.
twhile I am only a humble citizen not2
in active business I can see things
'and things3 that people should re
Imember. Of course it makes no differ
- ece to me personally. ,but I helieve:
in giving every one credit for what
he deserv-es. Noir look att the paved1
sidewalks in the residen-e section)1
and the new bridges that have been:
built and the p)aved streets. These
ar pnrmanent improvements that
,hould be carried on. and that will
remain as monuments to those who
The Idler has received two letters
from Mr. R. H. Land, of Augusta,
Ga. I will not print all of his first
letter inasmuch as his second letter
eame before I could send in his first.
He thought I was wrong in a state
ment I made and wrote to correct
me bu,t when he went 'home he con
sulted his wife and. she told him I
was right. See what a good thing it
is to have a good wife,. and this in
eident. teaches a morali If the men
would eonsult thrir wives and then
t6 their^ advice they wou'd make
fewer blunders -in life. There is noth
ing in this world to be compared to a
I judge from Mr. Land's letter
that he is not as young as he onee
was. Well, I am not either. The
fact is I have been here a good while
and have seen. a go'od deal of the
world-its ups and downs-4he see
saws of life-have tasted of the sor
rows and enjoyed a few of the sweets
-mostly by being of an optimistic
turn of mind. 'It is a great blessing
to be able to see t-he good in things,
and not to worry over those things
you can't help. But what I wanted
to say is that I am delighed to iknow
-om far away,
red where he lay '
ae to earth, k
:ness broke the light I
lied the air,
yatched him where j~
3lt in prayer, ,
tee more, 4
>f yore.' 13
ae to them, *
-By Anna S. Driscol.
that Mr. Land, 'away over in Augus
ta, enjoys what I write and that he
reads the stuff. I would be glad to~
iave him write me a pa.agraph from
tie to time and if he finds that I
ay anything he ought .to criticise 1
will be glad to have him 4o it. Bu't
you better consult your wife before
you correct me. Now, that is not
egotism, .'because I know I often make
ristakes, but it is a go'od thing, I
magine, to have a good wife to con-I
The paragraph I want to quote
fromi this letter reads as follows:,
"-Augusta, Ga., Dec. 18, 1909.
"3Mr. fdler: I don't know who you
are but I rather like your way of
mying 'things an~d I've been reading
.hem ever since you commenced pu,b
li.hing them. I'm an 'old fellow
ure enough--older than you, no'
:oubt-and you frequently strike:
ympathetic cords-something like*
the wireless t.elegraph-,aDd I find"
:yself' responding involuntarily.''
That is very kind of Mr. Land and:
[ appreciate it most sincerely and
evith a due sense of my insignifi
ance. I try to speak the truth and
:o wri-te of men and thilngs as they~
ppear without embelishmient and
A Merry ('.bristmas and a Happy
New Year to all my readers. .Remem
Mer I -am goingr to hang' up mV Stoek
ing on Christmas eve and I am going
to get one without holes.
FOR Y. I. C. A.
Plans on Foot to Secure Ol Court
House.-Legislation To Be
Editor The Herald and News:-My
business has -kept me away from
home so much since last summer that
I haven't been able to give any
time to the work of the Young Men's
Christian Association. The fact is,
ubntil.the tenth of this month I have
mot been at home ten days since I
left for New York the second of
August. I came home and fqund a
number of persaial matters wohich
had to be looked after! and not until
-this week have I had'- a moment to
take up the matter which was pre
sented to the people of the city and
county, through the county papers,
and to others personally, both before
and after the visit of Mr. George C.
Huntington, interstate secretary of
the Young Men's Christian Associa
-tio-n for South Carolina and North,
Crolina. Mr. Huntington weat
through the building while here and
said that it could be made to answer
all the requirements of the aissocia
tion, and suggested how it should .be.
subdivided for that purpose, and le'ft
ipemoranda with Mr. W. A. MeSwai.
the .president of our association. -,He
approved of the- ateps that had al
ready been taken to seere the prop.
erty for this purpose ind pronised
the cooperation and assistance of the
interstate eommIwittee- in carrying out
Since I have been at home severi
-have asked me why we were not'go
ang forwad with the work of seeur
ing the property and making the im
provemenL, and th1 Idler in his eol
uimn in The Herald and N4ws, wo
seems to take quite an interest in .the
improvement. of everything :in, Nbw
berry and whose imter&t we appre
eiste, has called -attention .tof it sa
eral times and to the repairs neede:
on. the building now, and asked why
-the work of the Y. M. C. . A. h-ad
stopped. Besided the Idlei's inter
est, a number of others have asked
me -why we were not - going ahead
with the work, that they approved
of its being iused for that pu-rpose,
a'ad that they believed that the time
was ripe for it. All of these express
ions of approval and. .the interesi,
shown are -highly appreciated, and I
would say' for the information.4of ;al
of our friends that the committee
4hat had this mater in eharge held- a
meeting this afternoon, and, -.after
consideri:ng. carefully the /steps it
would be necessary to take- to- secure
the old court house anvd lot 'for a
foung Men's Ohristian Associati n
ifor New-ierry county, they decided to
ask our senator anad me:nber& of th
house of representiatives from this
county to ask that a bill o01.joint res
olutioc be passed at the coming ses
sion of the- legisla-ture in January
authorizing the proper couinty offi
cers to turn this property over to a
board of trustees for a~ County Yonmg
Men's Christian Association.; As- soon
as the ho-and 'has sufficient "subscrip
tiorns to guarantee that not~ less than
fifteen thoussed dollars wil-l be spent:
in improvi.ng the property.
This will .give us a building ' and
property worth at least thirty th~ous
and dollars, and, with the exception
of our -new county court ihouse, thie
most attractive county building in
I-t will take some time to 'do. this.
We hope that it can be done by De
cember 31, 1911, and when completed
the -property 'wit-hin a -square of it
will be enhanced genough in ,value to
bring in, in taxes to - the c ity and
county, more t-ha'n t-iey could get no"w
if the old county court house propi
erty was taxable; and we will have
the most .powerful organiization for
good that- could be established.
Everybody can help in this good
work. Be-gin :now. Ask your senator
.nd representatives to- vote for the
bill. When the question is put to a
vote in the county vote for it, and
whe.n the committee begin their
canvass to raise the,- money to im
prove it, give something, and in two
years' time we should all be . enjoy
ing its benefits. Reading room, bath
rooms, library, gymnasium, rest room
for both men and laidies from the
country, and everyt-hing conncted
with a well equipped Young Men's
A. C. Jones.
Newberly, S. C.,
December 21, 1909.
,Banks to Close. --
All those havig any business with
the banks in t.own will please call at
thet .banks on Friday. as al,1 t-he banks
in the city will be closed on Satur
day, which is Christmas day, and
also will they be closed on the fol
NEW TELEPHONE LINE.
Another Important Line Soon to
0onnected with Prosperity Ex
change jof the Be.
An import.ant telephone line
soon he connected with. the P
ity exehange of the Southern
Telephone company. : This line
be~ constructed .by Mr. B. L..Mils.
is. to be .about five milles in long
-and will furuish service to the f
lowing parties: J. Lindsay Bo
SH.' Miller J. Cook, W. T.
and B. L MiDer.
Manager Robinson states the
-there is a great .deal of" aetiit.
among the farmers around ProiSe
,ity in -the matter of securing tle.
phones in their homes, and the idig
eations are that there will be severI
new contrwets signed in the. e e j
fature for conneetion withthe Prs
The extension of telephone
to the farm is valuable not .oyl
the farmers, but to t1h me
and business men in .the towns, p1"
ing -them in constant eOmnic
with the most important. elemen
their trade. The progressive
have.'for some time ialized p
continuing to realiz''the
advantage of being in su s
touOh with their friends and
hors and with the uines
Pulaski Iodge . Chosm
Secretary Peterson Pes.e."
Pulaski Lode, No. 20v,
ent Order of Odd ]ew s
ed bhe following of ee
Fest Grand-I. H. t,-V r
Vice Grand-P. B. Ash H 9
Outer Guard-D. L
:A pesant fetre o e
was the presenefion fi l
by Mr. Cole. L Bse o* $
W. G. Peterson. r e w
'happy tak piii..pieisen
robe, *eipt' of the devotio6 of
Peterson to~ the order, 'a?ni~o hf
forts which'he had ftfort~
ing it up-not ofly as:seeretars~
pf the most .responisiblepoi&3'
,t.he lodge, 'but in everyotry- .
*Jude-Peterson had filled"
has fill t]fem all. JidePet~
.feelingly re-spoxded. The 13e
handsome,- an~d is espedially~ 4
propriate. Judge 'Pet'erson
ma-i carrier -on Route No.
The regular arniual mieeting of
Stockholders of The Nationa D 4
of Newberry, S. C., will be i
.the banking house on Tuesday
ua.ry 11, 1910, at 12 o'clock
the election ef a Board of
and the rtansaction of suchi
business that may be brough.'
NOTICE O)F LCIN
Notice is hereby givem t-die'
Town council of Neubenry,S
will hold an' election on. Tuesdy.-'
cem'bdr 28,' 1909,. -at sev n o'eoc
m. for the foMlowing offeers
Ckerk and Treasurer at aja
$65.00 per month., '
Chief of Police At a salai-y $5
Five .Policemen at a.aar
$45.00 iier month,. eaeh.
OAe Policeman for the- Neawber
Cotton Mill at a salary of $35.00 p~
One Policeman for -de Meloh
Cotton Mill at a salary of $35
One Street Superintendent at
salary of $50.00 per month.
One Lamip Lighter and Janifor
a salary of $25.00 per month.&
Two Hose Wagon Drivers .ataa
ary of $20.00 per' month, eaeh.
T'h- Clerk a-r.d Treaisurer wil
required to give a bond foi- the fth
fuil perfornuniuce of his duties -in -hW
The Chief of Police will be requ
ed -to give a bond for thefat
performance of his duties in,
sum of $1,000.00, and eaeh Poi
will be required to give a bond
the faithfuil performanee,of his
ties in the sum of $500.00..
Applications must' be filed witt
Clerk and Treasurer by six o
p. in.. December 28, 1909.
For- anv further i'rnformation
t. the Clerk and Treasurer.
* Cole L. Blease
0. L. Buzhardt,
Clerk and Treasurer. -