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i c Sambrrg Sfmtlfc ESTABLISHED IN APRIL, 1891 A. W. KNIGHT. Editor. _ Rates?$1.00 per year; 50 cents for six months. Payable in advance. Advertisements?$1.00 per inch for first insertion; 50c. for each subsequent insertion. Liberal contracts made for three, six, or twelve months. Want Notices one cent a word each insertion. Local Notices 8c. per line first week, 5c. afterwards. Tributes of Respect, etc., must be paid for as regular advertising. Communications?News letters or on subjects of, general interest will be gladly welcomed. Those of a personal nature will not be published unless paid for. _____________???? - Thursday, Jan. 3rd, 1907 We do not know what our legislative delegation will do about the tax levy ior% next year, but we know it ought to be greatly reduced if the dispensary is continued. Bamberg county is in as fine financial shape as any county in the State, and we can run next year on about one mill levy for county purposes. It would be a good idea if city council would take up the matter of laying cement sidewalks andfpaving !'& Main street. Our people generally fi: are in favor of it. One of the largest property holders in town told us a few days ago that he wanted good . sidewalks and Main street paved, and would gladly pay a property tax fe; of twelve mills for this purpose. During the recent bad weather we have seen how much these improvements are needed, so let's have ? \ them. There is no time like the present to begin the work. j|v 4 An editor meets up with some queer people as he goes along thro Elife. One fellow says you don't print ^ the news and yet he gets mad if you | publish something relating to him or some of his friends which is not ex. [ actly complimentary. Another wants you to keep out of the paper all U news about some important deal . which is on foot and in which he is I interested, and yet others want you to publish the news as you find it. It's a hard job?in fact, an impossig We one?to please the public. There Jgfe is but one guide for a newspaper . man, and that is to print the news as v. his judgment dictates, yet listen good naturedly to those who can tell ^ you all about how to run your paper. %^ ^ During 1907 The Herald hopes to '. be a better newspaper than ever be'?[' fore, notwithstanding the fact that our expenses are constantly increasing. Everythingin thejprinting business has gone up, and the future for newspapers in this State looks anything but cheerful. We have al& readv noticed some consolidations, and we doubt not but that there will t% be others. There are too many papers for the territory, and they are too cheap. Advertising rates are too low and job printing prices are such > that not much money can be made v at it. There is only one thing to do, and thatis Tor the newspapermen -to have nerve enough to raise prices in keeping with the increased cost of production. Then if you can't make a living at the business, get out. In r order for us to give good service, i we must have patronage, both advertising and job work, and our friends should remember that every dollar spent with us helps the town and the paper. We will give you J v full value for every cent spent with P* us, and you should spend your money with the man who is doing all he can to build up the town, thereby helping your every interest. We people in Bamberg county are proud of our financial showing, and we have a right to be. There has been only two small tracts of real estate sold here this fall under mortgage, both amounting to ten acres or less. and. as a general thing, the foreclosure of real estate mortgages in this county amounts to very little at any time. We feel sure that in the seven years we have lived here, less property has gone under the hammer in Bamberg than in any county in South Carolina. The town is in fine shape, there is now about $3,000 in the city treasury with nothing owing, and property and commutation tax soon to be collected. When the present council goes out in May, no doubt they will leave something like $5,000 in the treasury. In county affairs the showing is equally as good. With strict economy all county expenses could be - x paid next year without levying any county taxes at all, there being now a large surplus on hand. So, all things considered, we fellows in Bamberg are feeling pretty well I thank you, and we face the new year with cheerful hearts and the promise of a bright future, even if crops were so poor the past year. ' ' THOUGHT HE WAS A GHOST New Yorker's Resemblance to Dead Tramp Scares French Vil* lagers Stiff. Often it is vexatious to be a "double" ?to resemble precisely another man. Walter C. Becksmith of New York, if that is his real name, recently discovprprl that hp is "the livinc imacre" of the Marquis de Tambelaine, which was not his name. The discovery so troubled Becksmith that he has fled Mount St Michel, France, where he hoped to pass a tranquil fortnight fishing among the rocks. Within two hours of his arrival the handsome New Yorker found himself a marked man. The hotel servants gasped and whispered when they looked at him; old women crossed themselves and murmured a prayer; the hotel proprietor gazed at him fearfully as if he were a ghost "What is there that makes you and your people afraid of me?" Becksmith angrily asked the proprietor after dinner. "Accept my excuses, monsieur," hum-* bly said the hotel man. "In you one whom we called Marquis de Tambelaine lives again. He came here a tramp, but, ah, so handsome! 'What a perfect head!' cried all the women artists. By the bye, most of them were Americans, monsieur. They gave him a franc an hour to sit for them. All of them painted his portrait daily for a month. So, you see, he grew rich easily. "He was a mad fellow, monsieur, and one day he put his money in a belt and swam out?out to that island, you see it, a speck on the horizon. There he lived like your countryman Crusoe. But the artists had themselves rowed out to him. One morning fishermen found him drowned. The waves had thrown his body on the sands of his island. "And, monsieur, you frightened us all, you are so like him. Excuses." MILE A MINUTE ON CAR'S OUTSIDE Peunsylvanlan, Clinging to Hand Rail of Pullman Flier, Makes a Terrible Trip. Edward Lewis of Williamsport, Pa., had a thrilling experience while hanging to the vestibuled platform of a fast Pennsylvania train out of that city. He reached the train as it was pulling out and Clung to the hand rail of the A. I iasi car. While passing the yard dispatcher's office the dispatcher saw him and telegraphed to Allen's tower, two miles out of the city, to have the train stop HE CLUNG TO THE HAND KAIL OP THE LAST CAB. ped there. Before that point is readied the trains pass througi a covered bridge. When the train stopped it was found that Lewis' clothes had been torn from him as he came in contact with the boards of the bridge, but he was unhurt. Had not the dispatcher caught slgfrt of Lewis he would have been carried to Sunbury, forty miles away, the first regular stop. Striek Blind at Switchboard. An accident which will probably deprive Miss Mary Lewis, a Utica (N. Y.) telephone operator, of her sight occurred while the young woman was seated at the switchboard in the telephone exchange. She received a severe electric shock, which rendered her unconscious for a time and left her * * " ? T atttIa ca-rra aha totally U11JUU. Jliao ucnio ouj o Miv had the receiver at her ear and was holding a connecting plug in the right hand when there suddenly passed before her eyes a flash, and she knew no more until she regained consciousness some time later. Wanted "Jam" on Collin. J. A. Mitchell, a Seattle barber, walked into the city morgue and said: "Within twenty-four hours I shall end my life. I thought I'd call around and let you know to save trouble. You may think I'm joking, but it's on the square. On the coffin put 'J. A. M.' They are my Initials and spell jam. I'm fond of jam, seel" Mitchell then disappeared. Domestic troubles worried him. 9 NOTICE! I will sell to the highest bidder Wednesday, January 9th, my mule, buggy, wagon, corn, oats, and farm implements Mrs. L. A. Bikle, Fhrhnrdt. South Carolina BANK OF DENMARK. Statement of the condition of The Bank of Denmark, located at Denmark, S. C., at the close of business December 20th,1906: RESO JRCES. | Loans and discounts $ 5,924.43 i Overdrafts 820.81 Due from Banks and Bankers. 114,289.56 Silver, nickels and pennies... 877.03 Checks and cash items 371.00 Total $122,282.83 LIABILITIES Capital stock paid in-. $10,000.00 Undivided profits, less current expenses and taxes paid.... 5,400.73 Individual deposits subject to check 106,061:29 Bills payable (overdrafts) 820.81 Total $122,282.83 State of South Carolina, 1 County of Bamberg, f Before me came J. Arthur Wiggins, cashier of The Bank of Denmark, who, being duly sworn, says that the above and foregoing statement is a true condition of said baDk, as shown by the books of file in said bank. J. ARTHUR WIGGINS, Cashier, Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 26th day of December, 1906. J. B. GILLAM, JR. [L.S.] Notary Public for 8. C. Correct?Attest: 8. D. M. GUESS, ) JAMES B. GUESS. V Directors. J. ARTHUR WIGGINS,) $ (Notice to Debtors and Creditors. ?A11 persons having claims against the estate of Plenty Stephens will present them at once, duly attested, and those owing said estate will make payment immediately to H. C." FOLK, Administrator, i Bamberg, 8. C , December 10,1906. : I !-Lifl ITnilTTTCI < LipiDAHflllLLD UTH AND SHINSLE MACHINES SAWS AND SUPPLIES, STEAM AND I GASOLINE ENGINES. Tiy LOMBARD, A"S?TA Ride a Bicycle and 88ve time. I sell the Cres- . 1 cent, the best wheel on the mar- i ket for the money. I also handle , other models of low priced bicycles, all good ones, bat cheap. i Bicycle Repairing i I do all kinds of bicycle repairing at reasonable prices. Can repair . i your old bicycle and make it look and ride like a new machine. Bicycle Supplies Large line of bicycle supplies in stock, such at pedals, handlebars, bells, saddles, spokes, cement, pumps, wrenches, tires, etc., which I sell . cheap for cash. 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