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Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, January 2, 1912.
Write it 1912.
The legislature will meet nexi
Let everybody be good during thic
year and we will all be happier.
A good new year resolution is tc
resolve to attend to your own busi
ness as an experiment and see if youz
hands are -full.
Let every one determine to get to
gether for Newberry and demonstrate
that it ip the <best tqwn in tho State.
-Talk more buslues4 development and
The Herald and News is going to be
a bettfe. paper this year than it waq
last year. You should have youz
name on our mailing list at the ,be
ginning of the new year.
Watch the merchant who advertise
judiciously and see how. his businesE
grows, while the one who does not iE
all the time talking about hard times
Moral: Place an ad in The Herald an
News at the beginning of the ne%
Plant less cotton and prepare tc
raise What you need on the farm or
the farm. i mighty good rule to fol
low during the coming year. The far
mea who does it is the farmer whc
will have something at the end of thE
Let every teacher in Newberry
county arrange to attend the county
teachers' associa.ion on the 20th. It
is part of your duty. You owe it to
yourself and your school. We want
the trustees to come also. It is part
/of your duty.
After the rains are over those whc
live along the public roads should not
neglect to use the split log drag. And
this statement is meant to include
every onle in Newberry county. Let
everybody get ready and help use the
split log drag.
Nay, nay, Col. Billy Banks, Colone)
Aull is not swelled up or puffed ui
either. He is too old now to be af
fected with anything like unto that.
-Newherry Herald and News. This
.- makes Editor Aull, by his own con
fession, the oldest man we have evei
known of.-Spartanburg Herald.
Yes, the editor of The Herald and
News is getting to be in the Methusela'
We think that Col. E. J. Watson is
making a mighty good officer,- espe
cially since he has stopped his ef
forts to bring foreigners over here
His enthusiasm may get the better 0:
his judgment occasionally, but he is
a hard worker and we believe is al
ways working for what he conceives
to be the best interests of his State.
It has been early two centuries since
this earth saw a perfect man, and wE
do not want one in our business. We
had rather have o'ne who occasionally
makes mistakes and is manly enough
to admit that he has erred.
The Anderson Mail says Epps
Brown, general manager of the South
ern Bell Telephone company, is a self
made man, having started in asa
fire insurance agent. This disclosure
of Mr. Brown's humble beginning
greatly increases our respect for thE
We desire that theg Anderson Mail
and the Spartanburg Herald knove
that Mr. Brown is a nativle of New
berry and one of the many successfu)
yountg men who have gone out fro.n
among us. We are all very proud o:
him and the success which he has at
tained and which he deserves.
"The Jegislature should provide tc
bave the county put on a cash basis.
As it is no'7 you can't even user what
t+e-~ -. .. in pavment of
taxcs. You have to take the scripL:
and discount it at 6 per cent. for three
months and then the banks do not
care to do that. There is no good
business judgment in running the af
fairs of the county on the credit sys
tem. It is a bad system for the indi
vidual, but sometimes he can't help
it, but there is no good reason to run
the county on the credit system. Pro
vide enough money to run the county
on a cash basis and stop borrowing
and paying interest. It will cost the
taxpayers less in the end. You are
not reducing taxes by putting off the
day of settlement and the people -know
THE HOSIERY MILL.
Speiaking of the hosiery mill at the
penitentiary and of the critcisms of
the Anderson Mail and other news
papers of the position of the State
board of health, we do not think it
would be amiss to quote from a pri
vate letter received by the editor of
The Herald and News from the chair
man of the State board of health. Re
ferring to some of the comments of
the newspapers, the chairman says if
they "would take the trouble to look
up the records they would find that
the board of health has been trying
to attract attention to the sanitary
defects of the penitentiary for a good
many years. With regard to the hosi
ery mill, our position seems to be
I generally misunderstood. We have at
no time charged uncleanliness. The
difficulty is with the kind of work.
It is unwholesome under the most
favorable circumstances, and with the
-1onditions incident to prison life and
with the class of men. and women who
constitute the prison community, it
is trebly unwholesome. From our point
of view, it is practically impossible to
make the work altogether desirable,
no matter what is done."
"NOT SO 'MUCH THE GOVERNOR'S
W.hile we frankly confess that we
feared the contrary, we feel it our
duty to acknowledge that the prohibi
tion laws, up to this time, have been
enforced as well in York county by
Governor Blease as by Governor An
sel. There is not nearly so much blin'd
tiger-ing in Yorkville today as there
has been in times past, and from the
best information obtainable we do not
think the condition has grown any
w'orse in any other part of the coun
After all the responsibility for the
enforcement of the prohibition laws
does not rest so much upon the gov
ernor as upon the local authorities.
If local authorities have the nerve
and the inclination they may enforce
these laws and make blind tigering
a hazardous occupation. Where the
blind tiger and the boot-legger over
run a city, almost to the point of put
ting the express companies out of
business, the officers are mighty apt
to be either crooked or cowardly.
And officers can't fool the people all
the time. The public know the tigers
just about as well as the officers do.
If the law against the sale of whis
key and blind tigering in the various
communities is violated the governor
is held responsible for the lawlessness
of the community. If the law is en
forced and there is a decrease in the
sale of wh.iskey, the governor is not
due any credit for it, but it is a mat
ter entirely in the hands of the local
offie'ers. This seems t.o be the posi
tion of the Spartanburg Herald- and
we mention it only to say that this
method of dealing with 'public officials
who are not to our liking has a ten
dency to lessen the influence of the
press and the people see it and have
recognized the unfair treatment with
which the press deals with men in
public positions. The head t6 this ar
ticle is from the Herald.
THE RETIREMENT OF MR. HOYT.
We hope that the retirement of Mr.
James A. Hoyt from the editorship
and the management of the Columbia
Record does not mean his retirement
from journalism in South Carolina.
Mr. Hoyt and his associates--Mr.
Horton arid th e others connected with
the paper-have made the Columbia
Record a good, live newspaper. Mr.
Hoyt is a good newspaper man. Hie
-~ h a innge xwie-a and goodi
training in the newspaper busimess,
and he began with a native ability
and an aptitude for the profession
which are always essential.
We wish Mr. Hoyt well in his future
fields of labor, as we have wished him
well in the past.
THE IDLER. *
"Ta, Ta, La, La." I have heard that
"Ta, Ta," means "thank you," and
that "La, La," means "I love you." In
any event and in any meaning of the
expression intended I accept it with
thanks. I do not, however, thank thel
Lord that I am not as other people,
or that I was not brought up as other
people, or that I am better than other
people, for I know that I am a sinner,
but I am trying to do my duty as I
see it, and asking all the time for that
power to conceive and appricate the
right and to do the right. My prayer
always is, "God be merciful to me a
sinner," i '
Seems to me that I read somb
where once-let's see-I think it was a
parable recorded by St. Luke and
spoken by the God man, whose birth
we. are now commemorating, and the
parable ran something like this:
"And he spake this parable unto cer
tain which trusted in themselves that
they were righteous, and despised oth
"Two men went up into the temple
to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the
other a publican.
"The Pharisee stood and prayed
thus with himself, God, I thank thee,
-that I am not as other men are, extor
tioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as
"I fast -twice the week, I give tithes
of all that I possess.
"And the publican standing afar off,
would not lift up so much as his eyes
unto heaven, but smote upon his
breast, saying, God be merciful to me
"I tell you, this man went down to
his house justified rather than the oth
er; for every one that exalteth himselfi
shall be abased; and he that humb
leth himself shall b" exalted."
This is a wonderful book and un
derstands human nature wonderfully
well and fortunate are those who read
and understand and follow its teach
I see from the .papers~ that Gov. ' te
Blease has pardoned some thirty con- mr
victs-either a pardon or a parole. I Thle
do not know anything about the mer- the
its of the cases in which'action was imn
taken, and, therefore, I am not critic- whia
izing him for what he has done. Ex-' kno
cept that it does seem to me that it Ilte
is wrong to grant either a parole or a st
a pardon on the condition that the Hc
person pardoned or paroled leave the re
State. If he is too bad a man to re-i sal
main in South Carolina we should not a t4
dump him off on our neighbors. I evier
notice that Gov. O'Neal, of Alabama, that
pardoned some 26, and that Gov. Col- hani
quitt, of Texas, did the same thing er-lh
for 25, and in several other States al chil
number of prisoners were given their ly ti
liberty as a' Christmas prese.nt. I ed
should think there was nothing they 'o
would appreciate more than their lib- see
eTrty. . mu
I see that sqme of the good people > eol
are trying to argue- that there is no that
such person as Santa Claus, and are* glad
saying it is all wrong to fool the chil- that
dren. Well, I am not going to argue tend
the question with them, and I only but
refer to it to say that it is but another den
symptom of the materialistic tendency mor
of the age, and to deplore this sort of and
preaching. I read just today the fol- or r
lowing in a newspaper: "The greatest feel
tragedy of life, and probably the first, ther
is when the child begins to doubt. the way
existence of Santa Claus. put
"A child's day dreams are the stars tear
of its destiny. The child who has its then
dreams may in after years dream some feel
of the great things, that make the1
world better and happier. The dreams Al
of one generation become the realities lowi
of the next." And then the writer goes be f
on to d.eplore the fact that some other- here
wise intelligent people are trying to
take away this dream-state of the Ami
child, and says: "If we take from IIn s
childhood the fancies that belong to1 You
it, we rob it of its real happiness. A
strictly matter-of-fact child is one of
the most pitiful things on earth, and ihe
a life lived out along those lines is
as mournful as a funeral procession1 She
and as unfruitful as a cemetery." Sho'
We need in this day to preach,more
sentiment, yea, and to practice it, too. In d
I read a book some time ago in which And
the hero is a boy who never knew a 'ris
mother's love, the sweetest and most
naions thing of which a chihi can be
New Year R
'"Resolved; That I w
Year right by opening
The Exchange Bank.
Because other leading firms
viduals take advantage of th
then, for the transfer of n
bills. This can be quickI3
when deposits are made, ar
of cash. This also insures
A banking institution is for
lic; and it's our business, as
offer our patrons every acc<
with sound banking, and to
careful attention it deserves.
Hoping that the New Yea
of health, happiness and pro
4 * Paid on Savi
H. L PARR, M. L SPEARMM
*W. C. HOUlSEAL,
cildless. He grew to be a young
He' never knew his own namo.
nkind treatment of the home and
nging for a mother's% love led C t
o leave the home. He wondered
tthe big world was like. His
ledge was limited.. The people in
ome, of course, had exchangedF ik
iled perfunctory sort of kindness.
dvided tlie visitors who called on _________
iing days into three classes: "The
isinging kind, that came with
- in the eye and hypocrisy in
came in silks and jewels, and
ed out to those poor, little moth
ungry souls worn toys that their Th
ren no longer cared for, in exact-I
13same spirit in which they pitch
bscuits to the monkeys at the
"and for the same reason-to
how they would take them and be _________
sd by what they M uld .do; and
tird class, that he considered real I A
)l, who made him feel they cared,fl i
he was there and would have been
to see him elsewhere." It is not
he majority of people reay in-th
to be unkind, or without feeling,
te tendency of the age is to har- D i
te heart, and, therefore, so mnuch U
ethe reason for some dreamers
te inculcation of mfr~e sentiment,
aher to let people know that you___________
o them and that you care forTogthefvrfon
a.Throw some flowers in the path- Adznnwwntcm
while they live, and not wait to!
them on the grave, or to shed1
sover the lifeless form. TellSh'lrtnfoeahc
f it while they may know it andAhudeflofen:
ong this line I commend the fol
ng beautiful lines to all who mayYuarhesnder
otunate enough to read what is Wl o nwsel l
written: ~' att crei
Tell Her So!
dthe cares of married life, Nvrlthrhatgo
pte of toil and business strife, Rce eui iluf
who value your sweet wife- Shiswrheregt
ndasar dr ad rens AnrI te
Telhr o roerthe latisc
and gt i the er oYon
spet uc tmetowi hrmie,mi moet addw o'tscript
ustas ellnowworh yur Heatsh kehery one mai
Telluar hersso and taIsarthers
tihevry beute wilhe unf
as artie dark andgh fitds kdle sfelnsfre
ill begin the New
an account with
, corporations and indi
e facilities offered by
toney and payment of
r and accurately done
id checks used instead
the payer against loss.
the benefit of the pub
it is our pleasure, to
give each account the
r may be for you full
lY, S. C.
I, W. B. WALLACE,
ier. LAss Cashier.
.G. B. CROMER,
y, January, 12.
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resting Lecture on
:overy of the North
kiss; have no malice in my soul. aad no.
amiss- hatred in my heart toward any one.
Tell her so! I am. getting old, and have begun the
journey on the down hill road, and
ress . it won't be long until the days will
ness! come and go no more for me. I will
le to bless!- soon reach that point where time and
Tell her so! eternity meet, and I am trying to
think kindly of every one, and will
alone- 'endeavor to speak kindly of every one.
you own; IThe road is lonely and desolate for
Tel so! me, but it wont be long and my hope
is that I may :be able to say some
v cold- -thing that may satisfy some hungry
ild; soul. Once more let me wish you all
in gold!- a happy and a prosperous new year.
Tell her so! T. I.
TheBayoe. N OTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING.
The annual meeting of the stock
t print what holders of the People's National Bank
of the paper, of Prosperity, S.,C., will be held at
ar, if you are the 'bank on Tuesday, January 9, 1912,
k. please per.. at 1 o'clock p. in., at which time the
to say that I election of directors will be held, and
well in 1912, such other business transacted as
w year with may come before the meeting.
ad the very ;.T-f ?t
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