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Entered at the Postoffice at Newl*rry,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
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Because, it is argued by many, thai
mankind reaches that point, at one
time or another, when there must be
some exhausa, an avenue of exhilaration,
some provision for a safety valve,
so to speak, the idea is advanced that
Christmas time ought to be the time
and fireworks the method whereby
tLis, at least in a. mes-ure, might be
But the rule of another regime has
fceen instituted and those who think
differently have chosen to place a ban
on fireworks in Augusta. It Is well.
The dreadful toll of life, in suffering
and property loss, is enough argument
to forever banish the thought of 'having
fireworks at Christmas or any other
time. The best regulated plans of
handling fireworks introduces an eleoien
of danger to life and limb, to
property and everything that counts.
There is no reason in such a course as
that pursued when flreworKs are usea
indiscriminately in a city of smaller
size, even a town or village, to Bay
nothing of a city the size of Augusta.
Consequently, there is rejoicing at
tome and abroad because there is to
be none of this in Augusta this year.?
Wonder if we will be able to rejoice
in Newberry for the same cause. We
hope so. We remember one Cliristmas j
eve in Newberry the shooting of fire-j
crackers and other explosives was sol
terrific that it was really dangerous to
walk the streets. And one negro boy
was killed by a cracker that was started
almost a square from where the
boy was walking. .They are dangerous
things. If there are those who must
blow off or "bust" let them get out in
an old field and do all the work of
that kind they want all to their own
We notice that in Spartanburg thej |
art orrHrt^vnto regulate i
tvu w** V* VM? w the
driving of vehicles on the streets
of the city. It is a good regulation.
The published ordinance shows how
turns must bo made at the street
crossings, arid that all vehicles must
stay to the right, and you must stop
your vehicle on the right side of the
street in the direction you are going
We hope this city -will adopt some such
ordinance. It has really been remarkable
that no.one has been hurt
or killed here in Newberry. No at
tention is paid to the rule to Keep to
the right and when you try to pass
a vehicle you never know whether the
driver is going to turn to the right or
And as to the signs to slow down to
four miles the hour at certain stree:
crossings it would be better to take
them down. No one pays any attention
to them and even the streets are
crossed without any signal at the approach.
(There should be some system of fire
alarm for the town. In the two small
fires during the past week a great many
of the firemen did not know of the fire
until they saw the wagon out.. In one
Chief Wells, who was in his buggy in
the street did not know there was a
fire until he saw the wagon. Then
there should be some way to induce
the owners of automobiles not to rush
to the scene as recklessly as they do.
They endanger life of people on the
streets and are of no service in stopping
the fire after they arrive.
It is terrible the way they drive
when they find out there has been an j
alarm of fire. And it is dangerous.
Th-"> Piedmont highway to Columbia
was in fine condition before the recent j
rains, and if the road is dragged now;
it will be in good condition still. We!
made a trip to Columbia Friday after- j
noon in our little Ford and the road
wa? fine. You could keep a steads
gait all the time without ever going
in low gear. In fact we made the run
of 41 miles in less than two and a half
hours, which is line running for us
Of course, that is not fast running
but usually it takes us three hours to
run it at our s;:rei. If there will j i-i
bp scr:e arr:' ni nf for draggirg t!iread
it :ti ' ' * iri fine conditio
We want to call your attention once
more to the great combination offer
we are making by which you get The
Herald and News, the Progressive
Farmer and the Housewife, all for one
year for only $1.98. The Herald and
News is $1.50, the Progressive Farmer
is $1 00. thp Housewife is 50 cents;
$3 worth of papers all for only $1.98.
Every one knows the Progressive
Fermer, but (The Herald and News
has arranged to have each subscriber
sent a copy of the Progressive Farmer
and the Housewife. You will receive
these two papers now very soon, and
we want you to lock them over carefully
and then come around to The
tieraxu ana -\twg umc? <mu icum j-uui
The time for pay city taxes expires
on the 15th without the penalty.
It is a little strange that the present
city council does not publish the
license ordinance. We suppose it is
not done in order to save a few dollars,
and then if you want to know the
changes that are made you ca:a go to
the city clerk and find out. Every other
town that we know of that has such
an ordinance and a newspaper pubI
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nsnea tnerem puDiisaes uie oruiiiazrce.
This is a fine time to drag the roads.
The present cotton crop, though
some four million bales below last
year, is bringing the grower some
| $85,000,000 more than did the crop
last year. Then why not oontirue to
grow what you need to eat and make
cotton your surplus and get as much
money for less cotton and make more
We agree with Senator Tillman that
there should be no stamp placed on
chacks. A great many of us write too
many and there are some who have
mone^y who should write more, but
this thing of havjng to lick a stamp
every time you wrote a check would
make you feel like cussing the Demo!
== ONE OF THE MANY
?=g| HIGH ART MODELS
cratic parly or whoever was respon-'
sible for the act. It is enough on the
jpoor man to have to pay for them on
the notes he gives.
iThe seasons have been much more
favorable for the sowing of small grain
this fall than they were last year. Do
not fail to plant a plenty of wheat and
A Collection of Old Relics.
Mr. J. W. Henderson has in his possession
a collection of relics which
are valuable with ancestral history.
Among his possessions are a pistol and
a dirk which belonged to his grandfather
and a thimble of his grandmother's.
The pistol is an expensive and handsome
piece of work and could not very
well be duplicated even in our day of
modern inventions. The engravings
are very unique and rare. Mr. W. M.
Gregg of Columbia, S. C., who was an
expert engraver and gunner (or gunmaker),
made the weapon. The weapon,
having been made in South Oaro- j
lina, by a South Carolina gunsmith
and having South Carolina walnuthand
engraved by Gregg?for the
stock material, makes the weapon a
very valuable heirloom. j
The maker's name appears twice ou j
the weapon ; on top of the barrel en-j
graved in the steel is this inscription: ;
"Made by W. iM. Gregg, Columbia. So. \
Car.", and then on a silver plate near J
the lock, his name appears a second j
ume, but again without date.
-AJ1 the mountings are of silver and j
are richly engraved.
Lake many old firearms, it loads with j
powder, ball and percussion cap and ,
is still in perfect working order.
In the handle is an opening for car- J
rying extra caps. This opening has !
a tiny hinged door of silver?also engraved?that
opens and closes with a i
The dirk, which is equally rich in i
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G. Bait, a3 the lettering at the base of
the blade, which is ten and a half
inches long, reads "2857?Buntii G.
Bait Steel Co." This company probably
was a manufacturer of military weapons.
The blade, as above stated, is about
ten and one-half inches in length and
is of steel. The handle Is of horn, is
about four and one-half inches long
TOU must tkink "HIG
\ as soon as you. tkink "suit
V Our opening display is nc
stick right out of the rath
the distinctive shop.
Young men?wys 11 dress
will make tke boys anxiou
all tke new kinks?all tl
Ts/f/=t-> M/Tlir" oiionl vvncVj
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luxurious?richly gay?your ta:
isfied in tKis assortment. All sib
We're proud of our selection
Come now ana select j?our \
f nest product of the tailor's art.
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lathing Departm nt
and mounted in silver. There is a
spring in the handle, which, when
pressed, causes the blade to open and
close like a pocket knife. The main
spring was broken in years gone by
and was bound with a leather band
by Mr. J. M. Henderson, grandfather
of Mr. J. W. Henderson.
This dirk was used by Mr. J. M. Henderson
wben Mr. Henderson was in
the Florida war. 'The shield, which is
of silver, is not tarnished although, it
has not been in use for many years.
The thimble which Mr. Henderson
has in his possession belonged to Mr.
J. M. Henderson's first wife, who died
just before the beginning of the Civil
war. At her death her son, Mr. J. A.
Henderson, took possession of the
thimble his mother had wornand which
was made by his father in his father's
blacksmith shop. (This little keepsake
was very dear to him and during the
Civil war, through which he fought
four long and weary years, be never
parted with it for a moment.
This thimble is made of steel and
has a seam from the "open top" to
the base showing that it was first a
flat sheet, before it was made into fihe
circular band. The indentations are
large and rather irregular and near
the seam they are hardly more than
iMr. Henderson prizes these things [
very highly and we are glad there are |
those in this county who take an interest
in those things which without
care, will soon be entirely forgotten.
DE, F. C. MABTIX,
Examines Eyes, Fits Olasses and
If your eyes are giving you trou- >
ble dont fail to consult him.
Office over Anderson's Dry
HART STYLE jj j
I and Winter, just |=
js and overcoats. =?
av ready?see our i=
d?oe aa Hi
le and make ours ==
3?ou in style tkat ||?
is to follow suit? Ef?
ie refinements of ^Jh j
ste will not go unsat- ==
^es?all new models. b?r
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ana tne cioines are
Tillman is A Terse to Licking Stamps.
Washington, Dec. 11.?"Every time
a man wrote a bank check he would
have to ii-ck a stamp and curse the
Democratic party," declared Senator
Tillman, Democrat, today announcing
he proposed to fight President Wilson's
suggestion that a stamp on bank
checks be included in the war revenue
"I nrefer an increased graduate in
come tax and whenever a man has an
income of one million doll-ars I would
take all in excess of that," Senator
Tillman added. "A million a year is
enough for any man and the government
needs the money."
Pigs for Sale?Apply to W. A. Graddick,
R. F. D. 3, Newberry. 12-14-2t
Will be larger and more p
Thousands will be provi
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time wnen it will De n<
presents and other expenss
Our Landis Christmas ?
systematic plan for saving
small that almost any one
By becoming a membei
others you can accomplisl:
fail to do, individually?^
out losing interest?unt
amount for a certain pur;
T.I .1 nf TT>T* 1
it's the 5UKL
There are no restriction
Everybody is welcome. Y<
ship in as many classes as
may take out membershi
or the children may act f<
The First payment Mak
j are No Fees nor Extra E>
Start Now when the Glut
the Happy Crowd
The Bank That Always
WE NOW HAVE ON
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Manicure Case an
Ever Ready ]
And thousands of other tY
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944 Main St.,
Death of Mrs. Emma Bnzfcardt
Mrs. Emma Buzhar&t died at her
home about four miles from Newberry
on Friday morning at 3 o'clock, after
a long illness and was buried at Colony
church on Saturday at noon.
Mrs. Buzhardt was a woman of many ^
good parts and was highly esteemed in
the community. She was about 65
years old and is survted by two brothers,
Lawson and Benjamin Paysinger
+ lUwiny. ?V. i.1 A . T> rt1J_
anu lux: jocu, UMil
and Walter Buzhardt and Mrs. E. Lee
Hayes, IMrs. Will Hornsby and Mrs.
Some women never appreciate a
neighbor until thtey hare a fuss.
The more men talk the more they A
may have to pay for the privilege.
r?" si >
avings Club 1
opular than ever.
ded with money at the
seded most for buying .
incidental to the holidays
vavinp's Club furnishes a
The payments are so
i can keep them up with
and co-operating with
1 what most people would .
you save a specified
WAY to have
s regarding membership.
>u can take out member- 4
j T"? J I
you care to jom. rarenis i
ps for their children? fl
~jr themselves. Ji
:es You a Member. There , 'm
DEC. 14th, 1915 I
) Starts, and be one of
ircial Bank ^
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; .Treats Koa Kight ^
DISPLAY LOTS OF
; Purses, 1
las Fine Candies, A
and Xmas Boxes,
id Brush Sets,
Fountain Pens, <
Flash Lights ,
lings to show you. Come
prices are right.
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Newberry, S. C. ^ M
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