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THE STICK AND THE RULE
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Dean oi ->ewoerry lype-aeuers wi'?
Experience Beginning Before
3Iost of Us Were Born.
(By H. M. Barger.)
"Rom in Hickorv. X. C., on May 29,
1845, I found myself working in a
printing office in Newberry fourteen
years later. Almost continuously
since that time?the exception being
the four years I followed the Stars
and Bars in the sixties, and short pet
1 ?^,1 th? o^rDenter's
nous 1 na.ve lunuvt ~?
^ trade?I have worked as a printer in 1
printing offices in Newberry. My service
with the Xewberrv newspapers
has covered a space of nearly fiftythree
years?more than half a century.
My first employment in a printing:
H. M. BARGER. i
office was with John Blats and Burr j
Johns publishers of the Newberry j
Sentinel, which was located up-stairs 1
in a wooden building on the site of or I
near the site of the present building
occupied by Blaustein. I went on the j
Sentinel in the summer of 1859. I .
worked there a few months, and th m
went on the Rising Sun, published by
Thos. P. Slider and Thos. F. Grenekel*,
up-stairs over where the Mower
company is now located. I worked
there during the fall and winter of
1859 and during a part of 1860. The;
latter part of the year 1860 I went to j
work on'tne uonsej.~va.Lioc,
fcv Silas Johnstone and James D. j
Nance, in Law Range. I worked on |
the Conservatist during the remainder!
of I860, and during 1861 until the time ,1
J I enlisted in the Confederate States |
I serv-ed the Confederacy in Co. D., j
3rd S. C. Battalion, for the four years
of the war.
? +/-> VoTrherrv in the
vjomnio uctv-tt. iu ?
spring of 1865, I went to work on the!,
Newberry Herald, published by Thos.!
P. Greneker, on the corner where the |
Mower company is now located, and 1
continued on the Herald for several
years. 1 then went to work on the
Progressive Ag?, published by Thos.
P. Slider and R. H. Greneker, the .
plant being located up-stairs on the j
site of where is now Lea veil's under
taking establishment. me nu5ivssive
Age had a comparatively short existence,
and I went to work on the
Newberry News, which was located
over where is now Pelham's drug,
After I had worked on the News two. i
ears I quit the printing business and 1 ;
oaoved to Laurens. After engaging in
the carpenter's trade in Laurens for ,
about thirty-two months, I came back j
Vpwh^rrv. Bv that time the New- <
'berry Herald and the Newberry News 1
had consolidated. '
When I came back to Newberry, I 1
jursued the carp-enter's trade for a <
while, and then went back to the (
printer's trade, on The Herald and '
News, then owned by Thos. F. Grene- j1
\ ker, and later by Aull and Houseal, j
and then by the present management. :
I have been on this paper practically '
ever since. 1
I wras with the Newberry Herald in ,
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1866, wnen me Dig nre occurreu. mei
Herald was then located over where
the Mower company now is. What was !
left of the Herald plant was moved 1
into what was known as the Brown
building in lower Main street. The
next issue and the next several is-j
sues, until the plant could be replaced,
were printed on the old army reversible
press. Not a single issue was
More than a half century is a good
long time. Looking back over that c
period, memories of the goodly company
of thd knights of'the stick and (
rule crowd round about me. Most of i
those whom I knew in the younger t
days of my life have passed to their s
final reward. I trust they have found (r
that perfect rest which I believe they
The newspaper has kept pace with
the progress of the years, and the
business today is very little akin to
the business of a half century ago.
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AS one oj. uie emyxuvccs 01 i ue xiciald
and News it remains only for me,
on this the editor's quarto-centennial,
to wish for the editor and the old Herald
and News long years of usefulness
HAS FOUND HIS CONNECTION
WITH THE PAPER PLEASANT
Kind Words From One of The Younger
Correspondents of '''lie Herald
(By J. M. Wilson.)
In complying with Editor Aull's request
to write something for the celebration
of the twenty-fifth anniversary
of his connection with The Herald and
Xews as eidtor, what I write will rot
be assigned to any special subject, as
toe editor failed to give one.
My connection, as a correspondent
with The Herald and Xews (though
>nly a few years)- has been very
pleasant. I have always found the
editor and his staff of co-workers
pleasant and attentive to their work.
Mr. Editor, I've found, in looking j
J. M. WILSON.
through som? "clippings," a piece of
poetry headed "Post Mortem Praises,"
and wish to copy just one verse o:.' it
I hope the readers won't tire in read
ing these few lines of it:
"I've noticed when a fellow axes,
Xo matter what he's been,
A saintly chap, or one whose life
Was darkly steeped in sin,
His friends forget the bitter words
They spoke but yesterday,
And now they find a multitude
Of pretty things to say.
I fancy when I go to rest,
Some one will bring to light
Some kindly word or goodly act
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But if it's all tbe same to you,
Just give to me instead,
The bouquets while I'm living
And the knocking when I'm dead."
So if we haven't any bouquets to give
the editor who has toiled day and
night for so long a time, giving out
the news regularly to his subscribers,
I think we can speak some "words of
praise" in his behalf while he has the
privilege of hearing them. As the author
of "Post Mortem Praises" says,
let's leave some of the knocking off
and see if we can't find some "p:rettv
things to say." If we would do unto
Dthers as we would have them do unto
us we would very often leave off some
of this knocking, or unkind words, as
Fou may call it.
If you remember, in the beginning
3f this article I called to your memory
:hat I wouldn't be assigned to any one
subject, but I must say something before
I close about the promptness of
rhe Herald and News in furnishing
the news while it is news, regardless
:)f time and expense. Tins is wormy
special mention; as all of you readsrs
will agree that you enjoy reading
the news better while it is fresh.
While on this subject I desire to call
your attention to the awful tragedy
Df the small girl near Little Mountain,
the victim of a brutish, beastly
aegro man, which occurred on Friday
afternoon, November 25, 1910. As you
remember, The Herald and News
printed a four-page extra in order to
?ive an account of this crime. The |
lynching of the negro occurred at 16
ninutes after 10 o'clock Friday night.
Sow, bear in mind the distance that
:he newspaper man had to travel that
light in order to gather the full de-!
:ails of crime and return to Newjerry,
and by day-light next morning i
he extra was printed and being circulated.
All of the subscribers received
a copy on Saturday.
This kind of feats should linger in
)!!r memories for quite a while ana
emind us that if we will just stop and
hink for a moment when about to ;
;peak "bitter words" about our fellow-!
nan, we could find some "pretty things
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I to say" about them just as easily.
The growth of The Herald and News
??rw,10-Vi iT'ithin iteelf fn shOW I
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that Mr. E. H. Aull has made a suc|
cessful editor for it. The change from
a weekly to a semi-weekly still rej
maining at same price of $1.50 a 3rear,
i together with a yearly increased "paid
i up" subscription list, are certainly
points of success.
You can, as I stated before, by readins:
The Herald and News, depend cyi
getting the news while it is (as the
"sandwich-man" on the street says
about his lunches) "red hot." This is
an assured fact
Many changes have occurred during
these past 25 years now in review,
and since I've been reading The Her- !
aid and News (which has been as long, |
I think, as I've known how to read
anything) I have always found it ad- J
vocating that which it thought to be j
for the best interests of its readers.
I think it is needless for me to take
tip any more space in mentioning theso
facts. You readers know them as well,
as I do.
I just wanted to mention a few I
"pleasant things" in regard to the sue- j
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cess of The Herald and News under
its present management.
The twenty-fifth year of a man and
wife's journey through life together is
known as "the silver occasion," isn't
it? I don't know just what would be
the most up-to-date name for an editor's
twenty-fifth anniversary. Paper
rm ? Well if he's nounded with
the right kind, he's 0. K.
May Editor Aull be spared to continue
(if this work is his desire) to
reap the harvest of another twentyfifth
anniversary as editor of The Herald
and News, and also may The Herald
contine to prosper under his management.
May we all strive to live a
life that we will not be ashamed to j
have reviewed at any time?oi*s ftiat,j
when this earthly life is over, will j
make us worthy of the following re-j
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ward, -vvivicn is xounu in 01. .viauurrt,,
25:21: "His Lord said unto him, well j
done, thou good and faithful servant: i
thou hast been faithful over a few
things. I will make thee ruler over
many things, enter thou into the joys
of thy Lord."
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PIOXERR IX PROFESSION!
: Fitting Tribute to Memory of One "Who i
Lived and Labored and Loved
in >~ewberry >ewspaperdom.
(By Miss C. C. Greneker.)
Richard Howard Greneker, Sr., a
j native of Charleston, S. C., coming to
| Newberry in 1859, to go into partner- |
j ship with his brother, Thos. F. j
| Greneker, as one of the editors and j
j proprietors of the old Newberry Her- I
I aid, and, after it had passed into otheT I
j hands, never losing his interest in thej
I paper, or his love for it, being a fre!
quent contributor to its pages all
through the years following, until very ;
shortly before his death, which oc- j
curr-ed on the 21st of March, 1900, in !
his 6Sth year; all too soon it seemed j
for a life so useful to cease from its :
Possessed of high ideals and lofty
purpose, with deep-rooted reverence
for God and love for his fellow-man,
his pen was ever weilded in a right
eous cause. Loving "the good, the; 1
true, and the beautiful," -with duty as ' *
the fine |
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lite watch-ward. lie followed his Guid
ing Star along the "onward and up
ward" way, leaving behind, when the
R. K. GREXEKER, SR.
road wound out of si,ght, tlie priceless
legacy of a good name, and the memDry
and inspiration Oj! a noble and unselfish