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Ar&ry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, December 22, 1911.
THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE.
"And she brought forth her first
6orn son, and wrapped him in swad
dling clothes, and laid him in a man
ger; because there was no room for
them in the inn.
"And there were in the same coun- I
try shepherds abiding in the field, E
keeping watch over their flock by I
"And, lo, the angel of the Lord came
upon them, and, the glory of the Lord
shone round about them, and they
.were sore afraid. t
"And the angel said unto them, Fear
Aot: for, behold, I bring you good tid
Sngs of great joy, which shall be to all
'?or unto 7ou is born this day lu
0e city of David a Saviour, which is
Crit the Lord.
And ti#oh011 be a sign unto you;
4e shal fRnd the babe Wfatped in
swaddling lothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will toward
It is a simple story. There is a t
grandeur in its simplicity. There is
simplicity in its grandeur. 1
Simply the birth of a babe-a babe
who was wrapped in swaddlihg i
*lothes, and laid in a manger, because (
there was no room for him and his i
mother in the inn. r
Picture in your mind "thie Holy
"Sapphire sky and star of gold that C
streams against the blue;
Withered hills whose white stronghold s
out-gleams to whiter view; t
Shade of shepherd, flash of sheep, o'er !
that illumined plain;
Spots of light and darkness creep, and I
shadows change again;
Silver glint on shim'rinig wings and 1
angels, ah! so fair!
Singing low, "The King of Kings is i
lyi-ng over there!"
It is no Chalons or Austerlitz or
Waterloo or Bunker Hill or Yorktown, 1
that we celebrate at this season; our
joy now in this celebration reeks not
with thre .groans of the wounded and
dying, mingled, though it be, with the
shout of victory as the flag is planted
beyond ramparts belching forth death.
It is simply the birth of a babe.
Though he came of a kingly race,
and though before the era of man and
throughout eternity, he was, is, and
shall abe ruler, be was not born in a
palace, nor was there any pomp or
ceremony connected with his birth.
His mother laid him in a manger, be
cause there was not room in the inn.
The glory which attended him shone
not round about the igighty; it envel-i
oped the shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their fiock
Power was his--power was the a
babe's who lay that night in Bethle
hem's manger. That power, "which'
maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades,
and the chambers of the south; which
doeth great things past finding out;
yea,- and wonders without number." r
And yet the message which accompa
nied his birth, borne upon the still s
night air to the shepherds as they t
watched their flock, was "on 'earthr
peace, good will toward men."
And when the babe had grown, and.
when fromn his lips there came the
wisdom of the ages and of all eternity,
he said: "Thou shalt love thy neighbor
as thyself." And he made it second to t
the first 'commnandment, "Thou shalt
love the Lord thy God." h
And what is the Christmas message?
The gospel tells it more beautifully ,
than counld the most brilliant. It is so
simple that the children may under- c
tie most learned could add nothing to
Round about it today there is the
lory which there was in the begin
Ling. Nearly twenty centuries old, the
nessage is as new and as sweet today i
s it was when the angel chorus on I
hat first Christmas morn broke the
tillness of the calm night during
rhich the babe was born.
It is there in all its purity, and in t
1 its pristine glory. The words I
rhich tell it tell it fully and tell it all.
It is a message of peace and of
ood will. ~ It is a message without
rrhich the world would be lost. It is
message without which man would
e groping in -that darkness which ac
ompanied the fall of man.
The birth of a babe! Grow-n to man
Lood, that babe in the darkness of 2
lethsemane's garden, alone, drained .
0 the bitter dregs the cup which held C
11 the sins of man. He was alone, be
ause In the nature of the atonement, I
Le could not share his sufferings. A
ttle later he wag Vrucifled. And in
is crucifixion the atonement was com
ilete. He was alone, becausie none -r
ould help him die. Alone he was- t
Ione i. his suffering, because in the
Badeine:s of tle oe oj od that babe
rho was laid in a. manger took upon
imlelf the sing of men; and alone he,
vas In his glory, because he was the
lod-man, and the glory was t glory
f the Creator.
And what is the Christmas inessage?
The record contains it. The star 1
hich led the wise men of the east,
i the manger of the Christ child is E
till in the heavens. The star of Beth- e
ehem beckons today as it did on the E
rst Christmas morn. Its light will f
athe our little world this Christmas c
.ay even as it shone upon the shep- a
eids who watched their flock by t
The record is complete. It remains c
nly for us to understand-and it ist
s simple as the white light of truth C
an make it. t
If there is sorrow, seek to bring' C
ome comfort. If there is want, seek 11
o bring some relief. If there is a
oother whose heart is sore because t~
he sees no way for Santa Claus to t
say her little ones a visit, go to the i
elief of that mother. If there is a11
ttle one you can make happy, make ,
aste that you lose not the opportu- ~
Remmber that the babe whose birth
re celebrate, said: "Inasmuch as ye,
tave done it unto one of the least of
hese my brethren, ye have done it
And that same babe, grown to man- 1
ood, said-and, coming from the lips I
if the King of Kings, the ruler of a
niverse of which this world is an in
nitessimally small part--there is no
nore beautiful sentence in all the
"Suffer the little children to come
Lto me, and forbid them not: for of
uch is the kingdom of God."
That is the Christmas message.
We go back in our thoughts at this
eas-on to the babe and to the mother
f the babe. If at this season we can1
ring iappiness to only one child or
y only one child's mother, we believe
will count for us, if we have done
rhat we could, more in the day of final
ckoning than if we had amassed all
e gold and all the diamonds held in
11 the mines of the world.
And that is the Christmas message9
e would bring.
JUDGE ROBERT ALDRICH. u
In the death of Judge Robert Aid- t
ich, South Carolina has lost a son a
ro loved her devotedly, and who a
srved her loyally. He came of a dis- t
nguished family of patriots, and
ight royally did he add lustre to the a
mily record. ?
He was a man of large brain and ofr
arge heart and soul.
EIND WORDS FROM~ A FRIEND.
The Herald and News has received
ae following very much appreciatedc
tter from a friend in another town
ighly appreciated, because of the high
an from whom it comes, and because
'e know it is sincere:
"The Herald and News has been b
>mnig to my home for some time, and t4
~w~at ~-thak-yu4OT ~i~ It is~ <
est county paper I read, and as I
tave been sick some time, I enjoy it
aore. In fact, a good newspaper is a
reat blessing. It comes promptly, as
ve can trust the mails more than our
>est friends. It comes in without
koise or ceremony, and never tres
)asses, as it only speaks when spoken
o-and shuts up without a pout. It
alks about varied subjects, and as
drs. Partington said about the dic
ionary, changes the subject every lit
le while-is not troubled with any
nonomania, or hobby. It will keep
ndefinitely; and, furthermore, when
ine eats a nice pie, it is done for; but
Lfter one reads a nice article in your
)aper, it can be relished as well by
>r friend. Even the preachers get
ay for most of their work, but a
ounty paper does a lot of gratis work,
Lnd often gets no thanks, and when It
peaks out against evil often gets a
ontemptible note from some pessi
nistic howler, who is bit, saying, "Stop
ny paper," .the last lingering earmark
f a guilty conscience.
"I admire your efforts in trying to
et that road to Prosperity so changed
a to cut out the crossings. You. are
n the side of human life and the right
ad to permanent prosperity.
"A good paper like yours is often
aore powerful in its influence for good
han the grand Jury and all the idlers
rho linger about the court house."
L MATTER OF REGRET-AND A
It ig & iittsf of sinitfe t-egret that
%h. hiily Banks, of the Anderson Mail,
:an't regulate the affairs of Newberry
ounty to suit hir. He first wanted
Lis old friend J. B. O'Neall Holloway
Lppointed county superintendent of
ducation. Af ter mature deliberation
,nd a suggestion from the distinguish
d editor of the Greenville News, he
nds that Editor W. H. Wallace is the
ne man best fitted for this job or
ny other position in the gift of any
ody. It is all certainly very calami
ous and it is difficult to tell what the
utcome will be-that these big edi
ors up in Anderson and Greenville
an't have everything run to suit
heir own notions-especially jin view
f their corner on patriotism and
:nowledge and discernment.
We know how to sympathize with
hem, for in our younger days, when
he perspective was roseate with the
tues of the future, did we try to reg
late the affairs of the universe, and
vhen things didn't go our way, we felt
hat the whole creation was going to
he demnition bow wows, but as
re grow older we learn that the days
vil come and go and tihe world will
ontinue to revolve, regardless of what
ye may say or think.
But sour sympathy does go out to
hese young men, because a fellow
eeling makes us' wondrous kind
rhen we can have the right kind of
ellow feeling--and if there was any
hing we could do without violence to
uconscience and our sense of duty,
ve would gladly render the service.
For twenty-five' years we have been
ontinuously connected with the press,
.nd we have tried to be kind to and
lways sympathize with our fellow
oldiers of the pen, and during all
hese years no one of these soldiers
as ever put his foot in Newberry that
e did not seek to show him every
ourtesy we could, and one this oc
asin if we could, consistent with our
.uty, help Col. Billy Banks, to satis
y his desires w.e would be more than
leased. But, alas, it -has always been
o, even the editor of the experience
nd ability of Col. Billy Banks, can't
.ways do just as he pleases or reg
.late the affairs of all the counties of
e State and take care of the State
nd nationa at the same time. There
re tasks, as you will find, that even
be greatest of us can not perform.
We make nO charge for this kindly
dv!ie, but as you are young and the
aiture stretches out before you, do
ot try to perform too much all at
nce. There are days yet to come, and
would be wise to hold in reserve
me strength for the tasks that will
ome with these days, and do not try
carry the load of the whole universe
n your shoulders.
The editor of The Herald and News
as no way of knowing what the edi
>r of the Daiiy-.Mail intends except
Condensed From Re
Loans and Discounts $
Real Estate -
State of S. C. Bonds
Cash on hand and
with'Banks . .
4 Per Cent Ij
One who is in position to know, tells
us that the reason the Lexington
mules and horses are more afraid of
automobiles than those on the New
berry side is because they are corn
Trustees Regret Mr. Wicker's Retire
The board of trustees of the New
berry city schools met in the high
chool ,building in the superintendent's
ffice Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
ll1 members were present, and the
egular monthly business waIs trans
This being the last meeting at which
r. J. H. Wicker, the retiring member
f the board, would be present the
hairman, Mr. Otto Klettner, reviewed
is faithful services to the schools and
o thle community, and spoke feelingly
pon his retirement. Among other
hings the chairman said:
"Mr. Wicker, we do not question*
our motive and feel that good and
ufficient reasons prompted you to de
cline to stand for re-election. Had you
ecided in the adHirmative, we feel con
fdent that you would have been re
elected without opposition.
"You have served our schools faith
fully year after year. As a member
f the board, an'd as a member of va
rious commIittees, you have ever en
eavored to discharge every duty to
he satisfaction of all. Personally, and
also feel that I voice the sentiment
f the entire board 'when I say it, I
egret to lose you as a member of this
"We may at times have differed as
o minor details, but we have ever
been united in our efforts to make our
schools equal to, if not better than,~
the best schools in this State. Censure
and criticism there have been, which
at times have been as severe as they
were uncalled for, and unmerited. We a
must not forget, however, that when
e accept public office we become the
target of the public; and in my esti
mation, a school trustee occupies the
most undesirable of all public posi
tions. He becomnes, it seems, the door
aat of the public. -a
"In surrendering your position as
school trustee, this board loses one
of its most active members, the e
schools a *most earnest and devoted
supporter, and the public a most con-t
scientious, painstaking, and faithful
servant. The world we live in maye
e ungrateful, but in the great and
good book we read that valuable ser
vices will be rewarded. Your efforts, -
your faithful s'ervices as school trus- I
tee, have not been in vain, because our
schools are on the onward march to
success, and are serving the commu
nity with greater effectiveness than
"Although you have severed your
onnections as an active member of
the board we feel that you have the
interest of our schools at heart, and 31
will ever give us your cooperation. 3
Knowing your excellent worth, your t<
many sacrifices, and your loyalty, we ci
pray that God's choicest blessings may1 ti
ever rest on you and every member1
of your family, and when at last you
shall kneel. before thle great white J
t.ir'ntlarebewerm t'e walM
port to State Bank Examiner,
136774.90 Capital Stoc
1,000.00 Dividends U
12,158.39 Deposits, -Ind
at Always Treal
iterest Paid on Savi
Save taxes and feed
after January 1, to bu]
have plenty of them
suit you and your low]i
you one or a carload.
Mr. H. H..Abrams ar
Enough said. He wil
oe -words, "'Well done thou good
nd faithful servant. Enter thou into
he joy of thy Lord.'"
After thanking Mr. J. M. Davis for
1s decision to remain on the board,
nd expressing the board's apprecia
ion of his valuable services, the chair
nan offered the following resolution:
"Whereas, Mr. John H. Wicker has
erved the Nerwnberry city schools as
rustee for many years with utmost
iligene, fidplity, and unselfish devo
ion to the very best of his ability, and,
"Whereas, He has now severed his
onnections with this board on ac
ount of circumstances or reasons
est known to himself;
"Therefore, be it resolved,
"1. That we do hereby acknowledge
is ever ~faithful, conscientious, and
xcellent services rendered toward the
rogress, advanceemnt and the gener
1 welfare of our schools.
"2: That we most heartily appre
iate his cooperation and loyalty to
ur schools and to the board of school
"3. That we do hereby register our
rofound regret at the loss of so valu
ble and highly esteemed member of 1l
"4. That these resolutions be print
d in both the local papers and that a]
opy be sent by the secretary of board
> him under the seal of the board."
These resolutions were seconded by
ach member of the board in beauti
i and appropriate remarks, and were
nanimously adopted by a rising vote.
OUND TRIP WINTER TOURIST
NOW IN EFFECT
CARRIER OF THE SOUTH.",
Tickets on sale daily including April 4
), 1912, with final limit returning May 5
L, 192. For complete information as i
schedule, sleeping car service, etc., e
1l on nearest Southern Railway
ket agent, or
F. L. Jenkins, T. P. A., 'i
L. Meek, A. G. P. A.,
December 5, 1911
k $ 50,000.00
2paid - 830.00
S You Right
bills by waiting until
r your mules. We will
then and at irices to
>rice cotton. Can sell
We wilhave with'us
d he knows mules.
be glad to have his:
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given that the
rown Council of Newberry, S. C., will
old an election on Friday, December
9, 1911, at 7 o'clock p. in., for the
Clerk and Treasurer at- a salary o.t
65.00 a month.
Chief of Police at a salary of $65.00
' Four Policemen at a sa.lary of $50.00
er month each.
One Policeman for the Newberry
otton Mill at a salary of $35 per
One Sti-eet Superintendent at a sal
~ry of $50.00 per month.
One Lamplighter and Janitor at a.
alary of $25.00 per month.
Two Hose Wagon Drivers at asa
~ry of $5 per week each. V
A City Attorney at a salary of $200
er year, which includes all fees.
The Clerk aA Treasurer will be re
tired to give bond for the faithful
erformance of his duties in the sum
f $5,000. The Chief of Police will be .
equired to give bond for the faithful
erformance of his duties in the sum
f $1,000, and each Policeman will be
equired to give bond for the faithful,
erformance of his duties in the suma
Applications must be filed with th
~lerk and Treasurer by' 7 o'clock p.
v., December 29, 1911.
For further information apply to the
1erk and Treasurer.
J. J. IANGFORD,
. R. SCURRY, 'Mayor.
Clerk and Treasurer.
CHRISTMAS HOLID)AY RATES.
Account the Christmas* holidays, the
~olumbia, Newberry and Laurens rail
'oad announces very low round-trip
ates from all points on its line, tick
ts on sale December 15, 16, 17, 20,
2, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and January 1,
912, with final limit to return Janu
ry 8, 1912.
For full information regarding rates,
tc., call on Agents or write 3. F. Liv
gston, S. A., Columbia, S. C. ~
Now is the time to. sub!ie to