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Intered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, December 9, 1910.
IT IS UP TO CITY COUNCIL.
If Newberry wants to forge ahead
and be a city, the in-coming city coun
efl should refuse to allow the public
square In front of the old court house
to be made a wagon yard and a "bone
ard." and -a water-melon-yard, and
everything else, as it was used for be
fore thie last council went in.
. We can see no sense in the argu
ment that it will help -a town to block
its principal streets with wagons. It
Is demagogy of the purest and simplest
and most puerile kind to try to align
town and country against each other
on this proposition, because in a
matter of this kind-and really in all
matters-what benefits the town bene
- fts the country.
We hope the in-coming city council
will have some back-bone.
Back-boae Is a great quality.
In fact, men can't get along with
It may ~take some back-bone to
stand up against the pressure which
will be brought to bear .-u this public
We shall await the outcome.
We believe that every member of
.ity counci, who w1l be sworn in on
December 22 believes that it will be
for the best interests of the city and
of the county to keep wagons and
drays off the public square, and to let
Newberry keep, in some measure, with
the march of progress.
Will they bave the back-bone to
say so and to vote so?
We believe they will.
We have no doubt that Mayor Lang
ford will hwve public meetings of city
-oounctl In fact. Mayor Langford dur
ing hir term af offiee when he was
mnayor always 'told the reporters they
were welcome. and always showed
them every consideration.
Now for the town and county, with
*out regard to any special interests!
Are the farmers of Newberry coun
ty so fond of making slaves of them
selves that they wanit to bring the
product of their honest toil, vahich
will bring market value in any mart
of ~the world, where i't will best suit
some persons to buy, because, for
sooth, they do not care to walk a hun
dred yards to buy it?
We do not believe the farmers of
Newberry county yet regard them
selIves as slaves.
The Herald sand News today pub
lishes a Chrisias edition in which
a.re tol1d the opportunit?ies Which the
Newberry merchiants present to
This edition is twenty pages. In
round numbers sevenity-six columns
are advertising matter, and forty-four
columns are pure reading matter.
We want to direct attention to the
attractive advertisements in our col
umns which appear today, and to the
bargains which are offered. We have
never known of better values than are
-advertised by-the Newberry merchants!
in Te Healdand ewstoday. It
*will pay every reader of the paper to!
read the advertisements closely before
*making Christma. purchases.1
We also want to call attention to
the amount and the variety of the
reading matter in this issue.
The Herald arnd News is the medium
through which the merchants of New
berry reach the people, and the peo
pie will bear in mind the valuas pre
sented in this iss'ue today.
THE CORN EXPOSITION,
We knew it would he a success, with
a Newberry man at the head of it.
We refe- to the corn exposition in
Culumbia and to P' -deir- A. 'n. Hud
so. cf Newberry county.
The first exposition of its kind ever
held in the South, it will be a stimulus
to yet greater efforts in corn grow
ing, and &a growing of corn me:ms
thiat the Sonth will no longer depend
upon cotton as its exclusive money
Diversified fa4-.rmig has received ai
impetus which can not be counter
acted. When the farmers of the Soutb
grow corn as they ought to grow it
they will begin to realize that it pays
to grow other crops-that there is
money in wheat and alfalfa and oth
er things, and that there is no longer
any nead to be dependent upon the
speculative price of cotton for a live
The farmers of the South have been
too long dependent upon the price o
their staple product set by specula
tors in the North, without regard tc
the law of supply and demattd-nol
really get by the Northern specula
tors or their exchanges, but by the
whims of chance. With the world's
supply in their hands the Southern
farmers have suffered this condition
to exist and it stil exists. It has been
their own fault. They could have con
trolled the supply years ago, and the
dam-and would have followed. They
are now beginning to realize that they
have the situation in their hands.
They are beginning to realize that
they can make themselves independent
by diversified farming, for by raising
other crops they will put themselves
in position to demand a'fair price for
their cotton, which nature "cornered,
for dem, to use the market phrase, if
they will only get together. The world
must have cotton, and it can get only
a little of its supply without the South.
Why the Southern farmers have not
got together before and demanded a
bair price for the product which the
marts of the world must have, and
for which they will pay a price in ac
cordance with the law of supply and
demand, is one of those things inex
The South is waking up.
We are gratified that at the head of
this first corn exposition, which must
prove a great factor in this awaken
ing, there is a Nawberry man.
THE GOVERNMENiT ROAD.
In another column of The Herald
and News today attention is called to
thbe good work in keeping up the mile
of government road between Newberry
and Brosperity, which has been done
by public-spirited citizens living along
We went over the road shortly after
the work 'was done and it was well
done. The road as built is permanent
if thiere is a flittle work done now and
then, such as cleaning out ditohes and
dragging the surface of the road. With
the machinery of road working as now
organized ir. Newberry county-a lit
tle patch work being done here and
there, and the c'haingang being imayv
ed from the east to the west and from
the north to the south, without any
thing permanent having been accom
plishied-4he best mile of road in New
blerr-y county is liable to go to pieces,
if deft to the authorities that be, be
cause all thngs are sub.iect to wear and
tear. Therefore, the co-operation-not
to say the so efforts-of public-spir
ited citizenis living along the route, is
This mile of road, under government
supervision, was built sat very al
comparative cost. We venture the as
sertain .that many miles of road in
Newberry county which are in terrible
condition have had much more money
expended upon them.
The moral is plain. Permanent road
work is what is needed, and is whait
the people are going to demand as
soon as they awake to condtions as
It seems to be a hard matter to get
people to realize that conducting the
affairs of a county, with thousands and
thousands of udollars involved, and
with th*e interests of thousands of peo
ple at stake, is as much a business as
the running o>f a private enterprise.
After all, honwever, the matter is up
to the pople. It would seem from
events not long past that they would
rather pay a huge mud tax than a
small tax on bonds for permanent roar
impro~ emer:t. The day is r.ot far dis
La. t when they will realize the condi
tionis which confront hem and whex
they will see things as they are.
Not only has Newberry the presi
dent of the South Atlantc States Corn
exposition being held in Columbia
tion of the South so far as the award-,
Ing of prizes is concerned.
Read the list of prizes, and see how
large a proportion there is of New
The slogan for the county:
"Grow other crops than cotton;
"Make cotton, of which we have the
monopoly, an independent money
"Control thie supply of cotton;
"Make the demand for cotton follow
the supply, of which we have control."
"The women ac 1 nie.1 wl o raised. th,
boys who raisled the corn in South
Carolina deserve soma credit," thinks
the Columbia State. And that is a
very conservative statement about the
It's the woman who deserve the
credit, and from the list of prizes
awarded at the corn exposition in Co
lumbia this week, it would appear that
the wemen of Newberry county are
the graatest women in the world. They
are, anyway, whether that appears
from the list of prizes or not.
Of the condition of the, Farmers'
bank, located at Prosperity, S. C., at
the close of business December 1,
Loans and discounts.. ....$ 6,081.25
Overd-rafts.. .. ........ 74.70
Furmiture and fixtures.. 2,767.10
Due from banks and bank
Currency.. .......... 549.00
Gold... ............. 20.00
Silver and other minor coin 50.79
Other resources,viz.: expen
ses .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 1,169.75
Total.. ............$ 11,875.46
Capital stock paid in .- .. $ 7,190.00
Imdividu'l deposits subject
to check .......... 3,182.26
Cashiar's checks.. ....... 7.25
Bills payable, including der
tifica.tes for money bor'
Towed.. .... ...........1,236.00
Other liabilities, viz: Int.
and~ diiset. .. ...... ....259.95
Total .... .... .......$ 11,875.46
State of South Carolina, County of
Beforle me came E. 0. Counts, Cash
ler of 'the above named bank, who be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoLng statement is a trule con
dito of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
E. 0. Counts.
Sworn to and subscribed before mle
this 8th day of December, 1910.
P. C. Singley,
W. C. Bro.wn,
Ira S. CajldweHi,
J. A. Baker,
Of the condition of the Bank of Po
maxria, located at Pomaria, S. C., at
'the close of business December 1,
Loans and discounts.. .. 1 .$ 45,879.78
Overdrafts'.... .... ......3,746.93
Furniture and fixtures. . ..-1,984.06
Due from banke and bank
ers.. .. ............5,377.81
Currency.. .. ........ .. ..51.00
Silver and other minor coin 209.10
Checks and cas$h itm..... 26.34
Total.... .... .......$ 58,963.52
Capital stock paid in .. .. $ 15,000.00
Surplus fund .. .... ......1,000.00
Undivided profits, less cur
Irent expenses and taxes
Ipaid.. .. .... ........1,738.53
Due to banks and b ankeas 2,271.93
Individual deposits sub.iact
to check.... .. .......23,949.23
Savings deposits.. .. ......14.907.98
Cashier's checks.. .... .....95.85
Total.. .. .... .......$ 58,963.52
State of South Carolina, County of
Before me cam2e V. L. Smith, Cash
ler of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above,
and foregoing statement is a true con
diton of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
V. L. Smith.
ISworn te and subscribed before me
this 6th day of December, 1910.
John C. Aull.
R. H. Hipp,
Z. T. Pinner,
Thos. E. Hentz,
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will find the following
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are lower than ever. ]
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Large line newest boc
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