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| VOLUME LIII., NUMBER 88, * XEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1015. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR.
[A WORD PERSONAL.
This Fiftieth Anniversary edition
has grown beyond my expectations
"when I began the work of getting it
up. It has been a strenuous uuucitaking.
I feel re'ieved that it is now
through the press, or nearly through,
as this is being written. 1 wrote very
little for it. To those who have cont
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tributed the articles tnat run mruugu
I its fifty-six pages. I am grateful. They
I are all well written and contain much
I valuable information and are worthy
V the careful attention of the reader.
The advertisements all contain those
things the public should know. Read
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fill OI IIIfc*III. IZidLu 3cv.i.ivii to vU>..r
in itself. Xo article continued from
one section to another and seldom
from one page to another. iThe mer|
chants of Newberry have been liberal
in their patronage and I believe they
"will receive results from their ads.
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* .Never Deiore na& <111J tUitivw w ?
newspaper in Newberry carried advertisements
from more than fifty different
firms in the town of Newberry.
^ Some of the larger stores did not fee'
that it would pay them to carry an
- ad with us. We regret this, but as wo
tfl have said, we have only solicited the
Hirsiness on the basis that we felt we
were giving value received. And don't
forget to look at Whit-mire, Little
Mountain, Pomaria. Prosperity and
To those who have labored with me
in the office in the getting out of this
[ immense paper, I wish to express my
appreciation for their faithful and
loyal help, without which it would
have been impossible to get it out.
E. H. AULL, Editor.
The Story of a County I
of its Community I
* Order Changeth?i
Files and Persona
in The <
f ' (By John K. Aull.) j
A gifted writer, in a graphic description
of the recent accession of Yoshihito,
son of Mutsuhito, to the thrqne|
of Nippon, said that the story of this
epochal event was the history of old
Japan epitomized. Borrowing his language
to clothe a different thought, it
may be stated that the story of a
[ county newspaper is tne nisiory vl me
community epitomized. Yea; it is
more than that; in its ivaried and various
ramifications, it is the history of
a people and a state, in its relation tc
world annals. But primarily and particularly,
the county newspaper deals
with home affairs; with the heart
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and the county which it serves; with
the loys and the sorrows, the successes
and the sacrifices, with the lives and
the passing of those in the circle around
it; with their business and with their
pleasures; with their loves, and, alas,
too often of necessity with the hates
and animosities of 6ome of them. Ft>r
a true newspaper is a mirror held up
to life, and pictured therein is the procession
of life passing before it Lights
and shadows must flit across its face,
for life is made up of lights and shadows.
There is the gold and the dross;
there is the strength and the weakness;
there is humanity drawn true.
The Herald and News, through its
immediate predecessors, goes back to
the days of the old South and the great
struggle in the sixties, and its semicentennial
anniversary falls in the
same year with the semi-centennial
of the surrender of Lee at Appomatiax.
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j COL. JOHN KIXARD A I'LL.
Col. Elbert Herman Aull, for
John L :\:-cLaurin. Columbia. Mr.
i i-ul!, linotype operator on The Sta
Sketch of ti
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Newspaper is the History
Brief Review of the
il Recollections of
v One "Reared
[ It saw and recorded the struggle of the
I Southern armies to establish a nation;
it heard and recorded that nation's
death gasp. It suffered with its people
through the troublous night of Reconstruction,
and rejoiced with them in
the dawn of that glorious day when,
und< r the leadership of Hampton and
Gary and Butler, white supremacy was
restored?such a dawn, I have sometimes
thought, as Bob'Taylor must have
had in mind when he pictured "a thousand
bugle calls from rosy fires of the
east heralding her coming; a thousand
: smilins meadows kissing her garments
as she passed; ten thousand laughing
gardens unfurling their flower-flags
to greet her, and the heart of the deep
forest throbbing a tribute of birdsongs,
and the bright waters rippling
a melody of welcome.'' For on that
day Anglo-Saxon supremacy was vindicated,
and world civilization received
a new inspiration.
It labored along with the people or
South Carolina and of the South in the
rebuilding of the structure which had
been swept away by the war; and it
has seen and recorded the coming of
the South into her own.
Of course it is only through the files
of the paper, which 1 have often stud
ied, that I know of those early years
of The Herald and News, and of its
later history up to some fifteen or
twenty years ago. My connection with
it, in one way and another, began
about twenty years ago, when I was
about ten years of age, and I have
been asked by the editor to write some
recollections, for the anniversary edition,
of the pa^er during those twenty
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COL. ELBERT H. AULL, 30 YEARS :
th 'ty y<>?rs editor of The Herald and >
Elbert Herman Aull, Jr.. who died on
te, Columbia. Mr. Humbert Mayer Au
W I A T
2 and J\ews
Some Personal Recollections.
When I first began work in The Herald
and News office as gallev-boy, or
"printer's devil," Mr. W. P. Hpusea!,
now cf Columbia, was a partner with
Mr. E. H. Aull in the business, under
the firm name of Aull & Houseal, iMr.
Auli being editor of the paper and Mr.
Houseal being manager of the office.
The Lutheran 'Visitor was at that time
published by Aull & Houseal. The
office was in a frame building on the
northwest corner of the present Central
Methodist church property. Here
it \fas that Mr. W. H. Wallace, editor
of the Observer, was welcomed back to
Newberry from the meeting of the
South Carolina State Press association
at which he was elected president.
Later Mr. Aull, of The Herald
and Xews, was chosen president of
the association, and remained its president
for some fifteen or eixteen years.
A. few years "later The Herald and j
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-News omce was Durneu, aim yviiat w<?
left of the plant was moved into the two
store rooms on the west side of the
cwo rooms now occupied by the Southi
crn Express company and the Newberry
Coca Cola Bottling works
The building put up by Mr. 1. c.i
Pool and used by l\Ir. L. M. Speers in
his undertaking busines for several
years, now occupied by Mr. Henry
Adams, was erected after that. Tlie
New-berry Observer occupied the two
rooms now used by the Express company
and the bottling works, and Newberry's
two newspaper plants for a
good many years were side by side.
The Old Office Force.
In those days Gus Fulmer was fore-1
mail of the mechanical department of
The Herald and News. He later left
Xewberry, going to Columbia, and is
now the efficient foreman in the big
press room of the Columbia State,
i John Wicker, who passed into final
rest several years ago, and Hosea M
Barger, who is still with The Herald ;
and News, were both setting type.
They had been with the paper since
j the war, and Barger had worked for
1 thp pa-er pven before the outbreak of |
he Herald and
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EDITOR HERALD AND NEWS,
ews. Col. John Kinard Aull, Secretary
the 3rd day of August, 1902, at the age o:
II, linotjpe operator on the Intelligenc
ic tiiities. Kuhns Blats and Pearl Rikard
were the "swifts" on the case.
'earl Rikard later sought other and
'arger fields, and I think is now in At'anta.
He has made a fine record as
one of the fastest linotype operators
in the South. Kuhns Blats died not i
'ong ago in IvVilmington, being cut |
,*o\vn in the vigor of a promising life.,
n ^ ^ n linAfvno nnoi"jfnr !
Oct III V_yU.II iiu 11, 1JU ? a IHiVlJ vpv, a u Lv/i j
on the Columbia State, was an "A V j
type-setter, and Will Werts was "devil j
Xo. 1,* being one degree higher up in
the scale than I was. Will, after
learning the linotype in Newberry, and
working for the paper as operator for
some years, left the paper and is now
I in the up-country,
In this connection. I would like, in!
passing, to pay a simple tribute to the
memory of -John Wicker. There are
many in Newberry vbo will recall him
as he was when he brought them the
i paper every week, acting as city car1
rier. He was faithful unto the end,
and he bore up under adverse circumstances
and afflictions which required
a good and a brave heart. I trust that
in another and a brighter world he
has found that true happiness and
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evenapuug wuiv/ii x uuicic *??uai,
be vouchsafed ic .he weary and heavyladen
Mack Davis and Bob Bass came into
the office later. Both of them afterwards
went to larger cities. Mack is
nowiwith the Bryan Printing com pa ny
in Columbia, and the last I heard from
Bob he was doing well in August".
John Lee Davis began to learn the
trade in the office comparatively a few
years ago. He became a "swift" orTthe
linotype, and .hen he, too* left. He
went to Columbia, and is now one of
the fastest operators who ever graced;
the machine. He has become promi-i
nent in labor union circles and was
one of the arbitc-s instrumental in
settling the recent street car strike in
that city. ]
Billy Hunter, printer and fireman, j
n'oe witH + Via nff ?ri/1 frAm mT
first recollection of the paper up until
the time of his death. There was no
better job printer than Billy Hunter,
and his ability was recognized in the
government printing office in Washington
during his employment there.
He was faithful ?nd true to his chosen
Mr. John W. Earhardt. now with the
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JAMES LUTHER ATJLL.
'T"AT^ERT M3YER AULL.
.tr a.ue Warfhouse Commissioner
sixteen years . >Ir. James Luther
Observer, and city recorder of New- j
berry, was with the paper, both in tb. I
reportorial and mechanical departments.
during several years, and is
ATI A A f tVin m/icf pffirierit mpn in a !
newspaper office I have ever known.
And, during all these years, at vari
ous intervals, Mr. Richard H. Greneker
was with the paper in one capacity or
another. He has served it as typesetter,
in the editorial department and
as reporter, and he was the founder
of one of its predecessors. He is now
with the Observer, having recently
severed his connection with The Her
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anu .>tws, ne i? rt mi's ucno-saiuerer.
He keeps up with the movements
of people, and he can always find
something pleasant to say about them,
and he knows how to say it.
The Herald and News, up until Oc-1
tober 20, 1903, was a four-page, sevencolumn
paper, semi-weekly. Some j
years before that it had been changed
from an eight-column four-page weekly
into a seven-column four-page semii
weekly. On Octobei 20, 1903, the first
issue of the eight-page semi-weekly
made its appearance. At. thafe.-^iknej
there were five columns to the page.
Since then the size has been increased
to six columns to the page.
The Evening Telegram.
Later we ventured into the daily
field?not under the name of 'The Herald
and News, which maintained its
identity as a semi-weekly,# but establishing
The Evening Telegram?Newberry's
first and only daily newspaper
; ?that brave little bark which, with a
I stout heart, put out upon an unknown
I sea and rode the tempestuous waves
I for seven months and one day. May
21, 1904, it began its voyage; I>ecember
12, 1904, it was wrecked on the
breakers of non-support. The Telegram
fought a good fight, and it kept
the faith. I had the honor of editing
it, and we struggled hard to establish
it firmly. During its fight for exist?
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t ence, me iew weeKs oeiore n cuea, u
might well have pinned to ite masthead
the words of the Roman gladiators
of old, "Morturi, te salutamus."
But its columns sought to be bright
and cheerful, and it went down with
I itc fliriner on^ oil Vion/^c ColuHnff
I 1 to VU1V1S ajiug CfcJiu an uuuuu wma ia
! Requiescat pace, until the work which
it attempted shail find fruition in a
greater Newberry made possible by
i the public-spirited co-operation of all
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? THE IDLER,
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I received the following note just the
other day, and it is awful late for m?
to do justice to the occasion, but I
reckon 1 will nave to matte an enort
to do the best I can:
Newberry, S. C., Nov. 20, 1915.
Dear Idler: I woud be glad to have
you write an article for the Fiftieth
Anniversary edition of The Herald and
News. I am sure the readers of the
paper would be pleased to have an ai *
tide in that edition from your typewriter.
Well, I reckon I will have to try to
comply with this request, but it is givw
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Illg iutf Ct VC1J liLLi-C V-HJ. crvr j-m.
portant occasion as the fiftieth anniversary
I would like to have time to
think and to try to evolve something
worth while. There are very few people
who have the privilege of celebrating
fifty years of active life. But I
reckon the editor is talking about fifty
years of the paper, and not fifty years
of his own life. After all, fifty years
is not long looking backward, and
when you come to think about it, it is
not so long aiiy way you look at it, '
and, yet, many things can be crowded
into a half century. It is more than
a life time, and while some are permitted
to live longer, the average is far
below fifty years. "How long we liv*t> *
not years, but actions tell."
Aod th^t is true, of a newspaper as
well. Judged by that standard the old
Herald and News may well feel proud
at a half century of existence.
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"I've wandered to the village, Tom,
I ve sat beneath the tree
Upon the school-house playground
That sheltered you and me;
But none were there to greet me, Tom,
And few were left to know
Who played with us upon the green,
Just fifty years ago.
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"Well, some are in the churchyard
Some sleep beneath the sea,
But none are left of our old class,
Excepting you and me;
And when our time shall come, Tom,
Ai d we are caned to go,
I hope we"l meet with those we loved )
Some fifty years ago."
But I reckon this is not what the
editor wants me to write. I have only
been writing for the paper now for
about six or seven years, and, of
course, could not be expected to say
very* much about the old paper prior
to that, except what I might know from
memory, ana wnai omer people nave
told me, and my memory is not very
good any more. Now, don't misunderstand
me, I can remember way beyond
fifty years, but I don't know much
about newspapers away back there. I
believe that it was old Cicero who said,
"But to my mind nothing seems long in
which there is any 'last,' for when that
arrives, tnen au tne past nas snppea
away?only that remains to which you
have attained by virtue and righteous
actions." There should be no "last" to A
The Herald and News except as there A
is a "last" to all things temporal, but A
otherwise I trust it may be as Temny- M
son's Brook, go on and on forever. So w
far as I am personally concerned, as?
now I have grown old
Like some brave steed that oft before
The Olympic wreath of victory Dore,
Now by the ?nt of years oppressed,
Forgets the race, and takes his resfc^'
And yet, I somehow take a pleasure
in writing for The Herald and New?,
such writing as it is. Seems to ma
that during this fifty year period that
there were some such men as 2dit?f
Wallace, Dr. Geo. B. Cromer, G. G. Sale.
among those whose names appeared at
the masthead as editors, bat a si roam
among the haHs of memory duriiig that
period, the man who wrote the most
beautiful sentiment and was, therefore,
in much demand as a writer of deaths
and marriages, and sncK things, was
R. H. Greneker, Sr., and you know I
have often taken the position that ia
'this world?cold and hard as it is?
that we needed more sentiment, more
of that thing which would make us
think more kindly of one another, and
then we would speak and write more i
kindly of each other. Mr. Greneker
belonged to the old type of journalist
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