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Entered at the Postoffice at Newibwry,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, January 25, 1915.
A PERSONAL STATEXEXTE.
The 7tli of March, 1915, would have
marked 28 years of my connection
with The Herald and News as, nominally
at least, part owner. During
all these years my name has "been at
the head of the editorial1 column as
editor. 1: had become part of my life.
My best years have been spent in an j
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SriAVi L IV/ SCI V C liiC v. ill,- j
and my county. I have served no master
except what I conceived to bx. my
duty and the right. Ail these years I
nave labored under the burden of debt.
The creditors -as a rule have been
kind and indulgent and considerate.
The business has grown and has been
conducted with no commercial capital.
We have constantly added to the
equipment and today I believe we have
as complete plant as any newspaper
in a country town in the State. I have
been a poor collector. At one time
I charged off the books between twelve
and fifteen thousand dollars in subscription
accounts that were due and
which have never been paid.
The plant which the company ha's
4- TT- ^ 1 nn/1 -Pi ft On Y"? t Vl AllC
VJU&L UCL ?'? CCil mci?c auu iiiivtu
and dollars. The debts are not near
that amount. Two of the mortgage
creditors said during the fall that they
must have their money. I made every
effort to shift the debt but could no;.
Then T called a mee+>"ng of the creditors
and asked if they would cooperate
with me r*nd I would make every effort
to pay the debt, or at least :edue3
it uniII limes improved, whiu
wo might find a purchaser at something
near the com g! the equipment
aa.i thus be able to pay the amount
due. That if the property were forced
on the r-arket now it would be
dIPicult to find a purchaser aud it
would not bring enough to pay the j
eights and I would ha\e nothing left.
But if they nv.-st Lave their money
they would have to take the property, j
and in that event I was willing to turn j
it over and save the cost of a law- j
suit and sue}! expenses as attach. A!) j
of the c reditors seemed willing to cooperate
except one of tne mortgagees
?nd, of course, without unanimous ^
agreement nothing ccjld be done. I ,
fealized that during the past several ;
weeks I was not ga ting out such a :
i-aper as I should, and I did not want 1
to accept money on subscriptions wiih '
The possibility of the paper being dis- .
continued, and I knew* the moment it (
was discontinued its commercial value <
was decreased. '
l fet-'l that 1 have done everything 1
that 1 co'iid. and as there seemed no .
prospect of agreement, and to con- ]
tinue as we were was to do so at a <
loss, at my request the holder of the 1
iirst mortgage, the t^rms of the mort- J
z<ige being broken, hks authorized Mr.
A. McSwain as its agent to take
charge o: the property covered bv t*e
mortgage, and on Saturday night at
7:30 o'clock he came in the office and
fook charge of the plant covered by
the mortgage held by the Carolina Life
Insurance company of Columbia. And '
t:is is not the creditor that was demanding
payment. I was given per- t
mission to use the plant to get out this <
i*sue o: The Herald and News. i1
This is a brief statement of fact i1
which I feel that I should make to my
friends in Newberry county. I have
ho doubt but that the paper will be <
continued and all subscriptions made <
rood. If not some time in the future <
I will make them good.
The Herald and News is one of the
oldest newspapers in the State. It ;
has a record back to the fifties of the <
last century. I have been with it 1
longer continuously than any other
one man, except Mr. H. M. Bareger, ,
v. ho has been with the office since before
the war. We go out together. I i
regret the condition which makes this
necessary but I can't help it.
In March. 18S7 Mr W P Housea!
and I purchased the paper from Mr. ;
A. C. Jones. Seven years later I
bought out Mr. Houseal. Seven years
.'ater I formed the Elbert H. Anil comi
any and now the other sev ^i years
I:" the creditors had accepted m\
proposition and had been willing U
give me their cooperation, as I re
quested, when they said they had t(
have their money, I am satisfied un
der the plan proposed we could hav<
worked the debts out "and ever}- on<
would have gotten every dollar due
They saw it otherwise and as I an
willing to grant they are better busi
ness men than I am, I am. making n<
protest against the course they havi
Personally I have no money and n<
plans for the future. I shall rest <
few weeks and await developments
To those who have been good to me
and I must say they are more thai
I deserve, I express my grate.ul ac
knowledgments and hope their goo:
will has not been misplaced. To thos'
who have knocked and said unkim
things I have no word of censure bu
wish they mighty well.
"Mv "hemp had hppn that. T mierht b<
able to round out my life as edito
of the old Herald and News. I hav<
had other and flattering offers t
leave Newberry but have always de
cline!. It seems that destiny has de
creed that Z shall not have my wisl
gratified. 1 ;tm making no complaint
If I liad been a more exacting busi
ness man possibly it would have beei
otherwise, but I have all my life beej
an E. Z. mark.
The property of the Elbert H. Aui
company to(?av is worth several thous
and dollars more than it owes, but i
put on the n'arket for a cash sale i
will bring several thousand dollar
less than it owes. That is the reaso:
I tried to reason with the creditor
and get them to agree to some sor
of cooperation to bring the busines
through ~hese stressing times, bit
ccu'd not gw them all to agree am
cf course it *ould have been of
avail to have some of them go aheawith
the others not cooperating. An:
the creditors are very few. But the;
are business men and men of larg<
affairs and I am not. They no dou:^
Elbert H. Aull.
Tf hflc hdPn morp than a half cen
tury since the old Herald and New:
failed to make its regular visits to tn<
homes of the people of Newberry.
THE HERALD AND NEWS.
We deplore the fact that our loca'
cotemporary, T^e^Herald and News, is
in financial straits, and, as appears b>
advertisements in this paper, will have
to be sold for debt. It is a good newspaper,
and has o:,e of the best plants
in the State. Col. Aull, who has been
the editor and publisher for more thau
a quarter of a century, is an able
writer and editor, a id understands th?
printing business; but, like many
others, he was rui ning on borrowed
zapita*, and the i?ard times of* Che
past six months has been very, very
~:ard en newspapers.
The Herald and News will be resumed
ag&in of course, and we would
.ike to see matters so arranged th^J
" nl F) "H Anil, our colaborer for so
nany years in the Newberry newspaper
vineyard, may be at the helm
This is very nice of you and I appreciate
your kind reference to me
nore than word* can convey,
E. H. A.
DRAGGING THE ROADS.
The cheapest good roads maker
}ver invented is the drag. If you
lon't want impassable roads in Febndarv
and "Miaroh. beein dragging
hem now. Send to the United States
lepartnient of agriculture, Washing:on,
D. C., :or a free copy of Farmer's
Bulletin Xo. 321, "Split Log
Drag on Ea.th Roads.*' Also demand
:bat your legislature make proper
provision for paying farmers for
dragging roads. Here is the gospel
road dragging as given in a single
paragraph by !.Mr. D. Ward King,
inventor of the now celebrated split
iog good roacte maker:
"It's not the water that falls on
your road that does tie harm, but
Lhe water that stays on it. After you
grade your road the surface is still
composed of porous dirt. This absorbs
water. Either you drive at on<:
side or you drive at the top and cul
it up. You know the kind of mud
you find in a hog wallow. It is like
wet cement. You could fashion a water-proof
vessel from it. This sam*
:ine dirt is found on a traveled road
If it is not dragged after rains it is
like a long basin, holding the water,
later hardening into a rough, hump}'
surface. Drag the road after a rail'
r " C*V\ A rv f V> T ?-. 10 17 A."T? rvp +"hlC
e iiu ?*vu <x acij w v/j. wiic
fine dirt over the surface and it is
beaten down. Drag it after the next
rain an5 you put on another laye:
* whirh is also packed down. Kce.j I
) | this up and after a while you will j
_ i have a road, higher in t'"-e middle!
than on the sides and covered with !
an 18-inch or 2-foot smooth, hard
crown that will shed all water.
- Using a simple drag is the only sug?
gestio'n yet made that will not make
a road worse "before it makes it better.
Never drag up more at one
time than can be packed down by
the traffic."?^Edgefield Chronicle.
5 We believe The Herald and News is
? the pioneer in the advocacy of the split
log drag among the newspapers of this
3 State. "Wle advocated the use o.' the
A drag before we had ever seen one used
' or before there w*as one in Newberry
'' county. The first time we heard of
1 the simple device was at a meeting
*j of some kind held at Greenwood
3 J some years ago. We do not recall
j now just wiiai c~e naiure 01 cue meei31
ing was but we recall that the super11
visor of Newberry county was present
and Mr. Thorne, who died recently
at Greenwood, had a model of |he
' drag at the meeting and made a talk
s on road building and pointed out th^
> advantage of the drag. He had just
come to Greenwood at that time an-.!
knew Mr. King personally and told
about the fine roads that had been
'* 11 c;.p <-yf thp> drAS'.
that time on The Herald and
News has said something about the
drag in nearly every issue that we
* In coming on the train the other day
we noticed tkat the drag had been
used on the Columbia road from Little
Mountain on towards Newberry. We
understand that Supervisor Sample is
? ? ? ??? a /V ? + /il ! * + n Zi
| going 10 arrange iu cuuuo,vi ?im tut
i farmers along the public roads to have
them, all dragged regularly. If he
does this we will soon have some pasI
^ ; sable roads in Xewberry coun .
It is what we have advocated :'or
^ years and pay these farmers for the
work and require that it be done propi
j Then place your chain gang on perinanent
work and if your gang is
large enough have one section on I
Systematic and intelligent direction
- of t'ze forces will be a great saving
3 of money and will accomplish results
i worth while.
The boys in the office have been
; loyal and are efficient and one of the
^ regrets in connection with the tem'
porary suspension of The Herald an*i
News is they, too, will be out of jobs ,
j , " . i
iTVinm Vioe Vioon r?nl\r f>Tld Sl7Tlfla.V ill I
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11 about two months on which we have
had sunshine, but we know that the
1 sun is shining- somewhere and we
, should be glad for that.
IThe year 1915 is going to be a goo3 :
year for business. ^Fhe man who is '
permitted to stick it out :or the next !
I c ~ TT-ill lccfflTlo ivf tiprvn -
it v> JJLlVilLUUJ Will ITOi XI itowviio v?i ^ ~
omy and when business revives, as it
!> will in the fall, he will prosper.
(The news item which we print in re- <
gard to the death of Mrs. Susan Keitt <
n is mistaken in 5>aying that Prof. Thorn-" i
as W. Keitt was fcer brother. As we ]
understand the relationship Colonel
Ellison S. Keitt and Colonel Lawrence 1
ML Keitt, the husband, were brothers.
MY BOO IS DYING. j
My faithful old dog Uno was laken ,
| sick on c>unaa.y aim is nut ca^c^v-cu ^
to live through the day. In his deatii (
I feel that I am losing the best friend ^
l ever had. Me was .faithful and kin*' ,
! and always glad to see me. But such
is life. One by one we all have to
answer the call to the Great Beyond. .
E. H. A. 1
H-cw would it do to pass a curfew :
, law in this State, while we are pronnsirvcr
,r> m^nv laws to reeulatft the l
conduct of individuals. This thing of
keeping late hours at night is ahout
as bad as anything we know. Say
. that you have curfew ring at 9 o'clock
and every one found on the street af'
ter that iour be subject to arrest.
Suppose we do something worth while
while we are at it.
There & little doubt that the leg- :
; islature will* pass the prohibition re- .
, ferendum bill and that the people will J
\ote State wide prohibition. Still we
1 cannot help being of the opinion that :
for the caus-* of real temperance and
:.inal prohibition it would be better to
do neither. This is no time to be
torn up by elections and strife inei
dent thereto. We make bold to sa
.his knowing tr.e intemperate prohibi
tionist.i will write us down as in favo
Governor Manning has issued
proclamation revoking the commis
sion of all constables, detectives an
law agents and calling upon and ex
pressing the belief that the officer
of the various counties were enforcin
the law. That seems to be the cus
torn of ail governors. We remembe
that come dozen years ago when th
State constabulary was in force tha
Governoi McSweeney issued a simila
proclamation and wrote personal lei
ters to the sheriffs and magistrate
throughout the State, asking them t
cooperate in the enforcement of th
dispensary law for which the Stat
constabulary had been created. It -a
not long, however, before the Stat
constables were reinstated or ne1
I? Gov. Manning can issue a procla
mation declaring illegal and void
proclamation issued by his predeces
sor as to the National Guard, wh
could he not by the same process c
reasoning issue a proclamation declar
ing illegal and void a proclamation b
his preiecessor granting a full pai
don to certain paroled prisoners ut
on certain conditions. We do not se
t:.e difference in principle.
We understand that the attorne
general rendered an opinion that Go'
Blease had a legal right to issue hi
proclamation disbanding the militi<
Gov. I.Manning says he had no leg?
right to issue such proclamation. W
suppose Gov. Manning received his If
gal opinion from some other sourc
because it is scarcely possible that th
attorney general would so soon r<
verse himself in a legal matter.
And ;t would seem if t?e governc
had the right to disband one compan
he would have the right to muste
cut two or more or all the companiei
And it was on this point that the dii
ference arose between Gov. Blease an
the war department at Washingtor
He refused to muster out some set1
eral companies that the war depart
ment said must he mustered out.
It is not our purpose to question th
legal right of any one or more gov
ernors but we* are just trying to e
concile the legal oainion. Gov. Bleas
may have done wrong in issuing hi
' " \'r> + iAn Q
11 ociamauon cusu<muiug .xuuuui.
Guard but if he had the legal righ
to jo so would it not be better to mus
ter them back in in a legal way than 1
try to make it appear that Gov
Blease's action was illegal. We hav*
set out to run a law and order am
nonpartisan administration and w<
should not make a mistake at the out
set of our efforts.
"" XT J O -f Ka
1116 .\0WS 3.11(1 V^uuncx sajo ma-!, wv,
:ause a# the county superintendent'
>f education who were in Columbia en
lorse the compulsory school dtten
:iance law suggested by iMr. Swear
ingen it must be a proper law for th<
egislature to pass.
That may be a correct position, am
:hen again it may not be.
We have long been an advocate of :
compulsory school attendance law. W<
introduced a bill on two occasion,
fthen a member of the legislature. 0:
Dne occasion the same bill passed th<
^ ~ V?tr Cnriof Ar PqvcA
StXlctLC, Hi Li vuuv;cru. uj otuaiui *vuv
Df Orangeburg, and lacked only si:
rotes of passing the Ihouse.
IWe do not believe in a local optio:
bill and yet Mr. Swe^ringen's bill, a;
we understand it, is the least objec
tionable of any local option bill on th
subject, we have seen. It provides, a
we understand, for a general com
pulsorv school attendance bill with th
proviso that if any county does no
want it, that county has the* right t<
order an election.
This is one measure that should b
State wide or not at all. If compul
sory education is good for Newberry i
is good for any other county in th
We believe that any measure tha
should be adopted should be mild am
not drastic in its terms and provisions
This law must be a process of edu
cation itself and if too drastic a
measure is adopted our people woul<
rebel and the sentiment in favor o
compulsory school attendance wouli
Does Your li
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' HORSES & MULE!
We must move our stock c
s ness, wagons, stalk cutters
mowers, rakes, binders, etc
In order to do this we are
them for mules and horses.
Bring your stock and coi
i at once.
5 We will also sell you the be
*?j it/mi turn imore tn 1
anu gitc jrvu irrv jviuo iv j
i WISE-LATHAN S
We have too many elections any way >"OTI(
and when it comes to school matters iNotic
the very people who would be th<* der&ign
greatest beneficiaries at the least cost '
are generally the ones wfco would op- tlle
r.rvza. m'vct QtrpniioiiR]v thp verv mead- ponntv
ures that are intended to benefit them, o'clock
Therefore, we say if we are to have *
as we should have, any compulsory
school attendance law it should be present
State wide with no local option fea- that da
ture. " said esi
' If you want to vote a local tax, as
- a rule, the people who pay the least
L tax and receive the greatest benefits, Janu;
.j are the ones to oppose most vig
^ orously any tax for schools. Invigor
Let us Ifcave a State compulsorv at4
tendance law but make it State wide grove'!
with no local option features. tan?*At
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skilful art is watch
^airing and the
lied repairer is close
in to the manufac er?
h combine both.
vou have 'a fine
.tch and any part is i
)ken or lost, we v
)lace it. " If your "|
tch has been ruined j
us fix it. -Years of
ispector is a guarg
your watch to us.
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en look in nw^H
you don't seJIH
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- > f <. - . . .
>f buggies, bari,
hay presses,- i
,, at once.
going to- trade MMm
ne to see us lifii
st wagon made ]|i
say for it ' $
STOCK CO. I
"E OF FINAL SETTLEMENT. ^
e is hereby given that the un- M
ed as Guardian of Thomas M. V
, a minor, will make final set- M
: on the estate of said minor jB
probate court -for Newberry fl
on- February .19, 1915, at 11 Bj|
in the forenoon and immed- k|
hereafter apply "for letters disr
as such guardian. iAJI persons 11
claims against said estate wili
; same, duly attested, before fl
te and all persons indebted to Vf
Late will make payment. Im
J. L. Fellers, JlJj
iry 16, 1915.
a ting: to the Pale and SickljS^
Standard general strengthening tonic,
S TAbTELESS chill IONIC, drives oat
rnrfches the blood .and builds up the sysxue
tonic. For adults and children. 50c