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STABLISHED 18G5 NEWBERRY. S. O.. FRIDAY. JANUARY 8. 1904. TWICE A WEEK. #1.50 A YEAR
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MM1UK LATHAM'S
GOOD ROADS BI!
IT CALLS TOR AN EXPENDITURE 1
TWENTY-FOUR MILLIONS.
An Outline of the Provisions of t
Important Measure Just Introduced
in the Senate.
Washington, Jan. 6.?Twei
four million dollars lor good ro
to be expended at the rate of
000,000 a year during the 1
three years! That is the anic
of appropriation carried in the g
roads bill which Senator L,ati
of South Carolina has just in
duced. His bill sets forth an rial
ate scheme for federal aid of
good roads movement, for ivl
purpose he proposes to establisl
the department of agricultur<
bureau to be known as the but
of public highways.
The object of this bureau, acc<
ing to the terms of the bill, slial
to co-operate with the vari
States in the improvement and <
struction of permanent public rc
in accordance with the scheme
forth in detail in the bill. 'J
bureau is to consist of three c
missioners to be known as conn
sioners of highways; two of tl
shall be appointed by the presid
one from each ot the two leac
parties; these to be men who 1:
had practical knowledge of i
engineering and construction. 1
third member is to be an office
the engineer corps of the arm)
rank not below captain. Each
to receive compensation at the
of .$5,000 per year for their servi
These commissioners shall be ui
the general supervision of the
retaryof agriculture.
After the expiration of six 11101
110111 the time of the passage of
act, any State, through the pr<
officers having jurisdiction of pu
roads, may apply for aid in the
provement or construction of pu
roads, under general rules t<
made by the commissioners.
State shall be*"entitled to receivc
benefits of this act until it shall 1
established to the satisfaction of
commissioners of highways!
First. fhat the highway or
tion thereof sought to be imprc
or coiisti ucted is of sufficient pu
use to come within the purvie*
this act, taking into account the
location and value of such high
for the purpose of common tr
and travel, and for the deliver
the mails.
Second, That the requisite r
of way shall have been secured
Third. That the highway wil
improved or constructed in acc
ance with the regulations of
bureau, and when so improved
be maintained and kept in rc
without recourse upon the Ui
States.
Fourth. That the State has
vided for the payment of its poi
of the total cost.
One half the expense is to
borne by the federal governni
the other half being borne b\
Mate, but it is provided that
States may distribute their poi
of the expense among the com
directly benefited. It is further
vided that 110 money shall bi
vanced by the United States in
wit oi its proportion of the
pense except as the work of ac
construction progresses, and in no
case shall the payment or payments
LL* made prior to the completion of the
work Le in excess of 80 per cent, of
0F the work actually performed.
To carry out the provisions of the
bill an appropriation ol $24,000,000
jjC is provided, $8,000,000 for 1904,
$8,000,000 for 1905, and $8,000,000
for 1906. If any part oi this is not
expended in the year named it shall
uty- be available for the succeeding" year,
ads, 'And it is further, provided that no
$8,- State shall receive in ativ one year
lext a larger proportion of the sum apuint
propriated than its population bears
;ood to the total population of the S'ates
mer ?f the United States.
tro- i - ???
bor- | PREACHER SCORES TILLMAN.
the J
licli A ScnatIonal Attack Prom An Atlanta Pulpit
Upon South Carolina's Senior
111 Senator.
2 a
eau At the tabernacle in Atlanta 011
Sunday night to an audience of three
3rd- thousand people, Dr. L. G. Broughton
took occasion to reply to the lecious
; lure Qf Senator Tillman, delivered
-on" in that city last week. Tilli? an's
>ads , lecture was 011 the race question.
set Dr. Broughton's theme was the
N"sj "Sensitive Fool." lie handled the
oin" South Carolina senator without
mis- j gloves and used some very forcible
lem words in speaking of the senator's
ent, views 011 the negro in the South.
Dr. Broughton said:
lave "Much of this talk of the race
^oad j problem is also the result of morbid
The j sensitiveness. I heard Senator Till
:r of j man Friday night give his lecture
r of on 'The Negro.' I tried to be fair
' is in my estimate of it. For reckless
rate I frankness it was a model; for sences.
j siblc argument it was a mess. I like
ider, frankness; I like to see a man who
sec- j believes something and then is not
afraid to say it. In Hi is respect and
iths in this "espect alone, is Senator Tillthis,
inn-- c.(j ;i place among those
)1XM* ving to shape the destinies
l')" <>11 His whole talk, from
i'N- start 1 iiiisli, was that of the cheap
tolic politician, playing upon the most
0 be subtile prejudices of ignorant peoNo
pic. Never once in his solution ot
J the this great question did he get out
lave of the realm of the rankest pagthe
anism. I he Christian lcligion was
never hinted at as having anything
sec to do with overcoming bad conwed
, ditions or uplifting the race. One
iblic j of the most prominent Christian
w of educators in the South said to me
use, just as he finished his harangue,
way 'His position is nothing short of the
aflic vilest paganism.' Senator Tillman
y of is a papan arguing from the standpoint
of pagan philosophy.
ight "That there are wrongs with rej
gard to the negro that must be rightlibel
ed nobody doubts. It was a blunord
Ider to put the ballot in their hands
the j when they were freed. The North
will ' sees this. Senator Tillman's effort
;pair to fire Southern hearts with hate
lited ; for the North because they forced
this iniquity 011 us is unjust. I have
pro- traveled North as much as he has.
tion I have circulated with abetter clas*
of people where I have gone, and 1
1 tell you the best people of the Nortli
lent, | are perfectly willing that we should
' the j take the negro out of politics, II(
the ought to be taken out and we arc
tion going to do iv, not for our good only,
ntiesjbut for his good as well. I said ii
pro- j Boston to an audience as large a?
2 ad- Senator Tillman had Friday night,
pay- 'The negro must be eliminated fron
; ex- politics and white iolks' society.1
:tual The remark was cheered, though
)
made in church. The negro needs j
moral and religious evolution. He j
needs to find his place and settle. '
This he will do out of politics, but I
in it he is an ignorant tool of mean
j politicians. Socially the negro is '
j not a problem to us in this country ;
i and never will be Senator Tillman's '
[sarcastic comparison of the love of
j his old faithful negro servant and a
Newfoundland dog, to be cheered
by an Atlanta audience, was, to
way the least of it, pitiable.
'?et cheap politicians and denia
gogues sneer as much as they will
I at the Christian philanthropy, it is
nevertheless the only hope for the j
j salvation and civilization of this!
world. Paganism, with its hell of
: oppression, is not the policy of our
people. If now and then anexcep- j
| tion is tolerated it is only for the
j lack of time for the triumph of the
! law of Christian equity."
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
In the State.
Anderson has completed her
street paving at a cost of nearly!
#30,000.
Ji/Stel 1 broneberger, a young
| negro, was shot and killed in Yorkj
ville county last week by a young
white man, Wesley Bolin, with
whom he was out hunting.
I 21 blind tigers were convicted in
| the city court ol Charleston on
I Monday. Those who pleaded guilI
ty were fined $25 and those who
were proved guilty were fined $50
i each.
j Mi. P. I. Welles, the superintendent
of this division of the
Southern railway, has been elected
general manager of the Columbia
street car line and will leave the
railway service.
Tuesday was the coldest day in
two years, 111 <.- thermometer registering
23. Three inches of snow
covered the ground in Florence,
and there was snow in Georgetown
and at other points in the lower
1 part of the Stale.
Mr. II. I,. Par roll, of Cades,
. while attempting to board a train at
j Kingsu-ee on Monday afternoon,
the train having just started, missed
, his footirg and fell between the
i cars, the wheels passing over his
body and inflicting injuries from
I which he died in a few moments.
YOUNG FARMER KILLS Hi#SELF.
He Swallowed Carbolic Acid, in Spite of
Efforts to Prevent Him-Result
of Drink Habit.
, I
I The State.
Dillon, Jan. 4._~Alex McClellan,
.la farmer living about three miles
j from Dillon, across the Pee Dee,
committed suicide this morning by
: I swallowing about two ounces of
1 j caibolic acid. It appears that he
; made an attempt at suicide very
I early this morning but did not suei
ceed An effort was made by
phone to procure a physician from
1 Dillon when it was discovered that
1 lie was trying to lake the poison.
: but eluding the vigilance of his at
: tendants he finally succeeded 1-1
, swallowing enough to produce i. 1
stant death. I fe was about 35 years
> j of age, clever and industrious but
, j addicted to occasional sprees, and
1 j it was while on one that he took
his own life. He leaves a wife and
1 several children.
CITIZENS DISCUSS ?
LICENSE ORDINANCE, v
S
LARGEST MEETING OF CITIZENS IN A V
NUMBER OF YEARS. IV
IV
Committee Appointed to Report to an j
Adjourned Meeting-?Discussion with ! ii
Several Lively Passages. | C
11
Pursuant to a call issued by a j I;
number of the leading business men, | '
the largest citizens' meeting held j*J
in Newberry in recent years as 'i'
sembled in the' opera house on '1'
1 uesday afternoon to consider the ;
license ordinance recently passed ;
by city council, The attendance j c
numbered 1 10. The discussion I ^
lasted lor more than an hour and I
several plans were suggested lor J
requesting of council either the re- \ /
peal of the ordinance or its amend- I ^
ment in a number of instances. \
The debate was interspersed with a j
number of lively passages between j
those present. It was finally decided
that a committee be appointed
by the chairman to report j11
to an adjourned meeting of citizens |C
whether a license tax is desired ami c
desirable, and il a license is desired, ,
what is deemed a fair and equitable!
basis lor such taxation. |
There were those present who j1
were free to pronounce the gather- '
ing an "indignation" meeting and
a gathering of "kickers.'' Others 1
denied that the meeting was actuated *
j by any feeling of indignation or ill- 1
; will towards council. There were 1
s those present who held that it was
j a wrong principle to electa city ]
i council and then seek to annul its 1
, ordinances and to dictate what laws j'
should be passed. OtheVs denied r
that such was the intention of the 1
meeting, holding that the citizens !
had met .simply to consider the or- |
dinance, to state whatever grievances
they had and to frame a re- ,
spcctful petition to council, and thai
council sli;>uld he read\ :tn<l willing
to consider a memorial from a citi
zens' meeting of such respecla- i
ble proportions.
There was not a member of city I
council present, the only representative
of council being City Attorney
13 lease.
TlIK CAJ.I.. i
The call for the meeting was the ;
following, circulated among the j
business men and signed by those |
j whose names appear below:
Newberry, S. C., Jan. i, 1904. !'
To the Citizens at Ivarge of the
Town (. f Newberr>:
We, the undersigned citizens of
the Town of Newberry, having seen
in the Observer and The Herald
and News of this date the notice of :
a "Incense Ordinance" providing (
for the licensing of all "callings, '
trades, businesses, occupations and 1
professions' therein contemplated, ji
within the corporate limits of said {i
town during the year 1904, do 1
heartily ask and urge a meeting o."!
lik: citizens ol tlic Town of Newberry
in the opera house on the afternoon
ol Jauu'. v 5tii, a; ,| o'clock
p- m., to eojihuiri Lisai I 01dinance.
I*>(1 Iv Sl'. Villi.;r
I - A (b iliia A ( .) . ,1 1,7 , . _ ,V, (;()
J..' .1 .Iniin.uoue
T 'i n'T. " ' ti,J
A'.. ^ ' 1 S MowerCo
^ 1'aniol.s ;
, 11 ''' I i'ulhaju & Soil j
j , '; ' vV;it' I'll or (Jo
I lJav< i; Jones
L. lb'i/nea&McFall
| Cop i.. ,| Aull
J Wooten Gildor & Weeks
iivingston- w A Jamieson
Loimnick Co D L Copeland
ir o ll,0,mnHon Black wolder &
Melton Davenport
ample & JW Kibler & <5o
? r Lominick R D Smith
i Jj0,nun,ck G B Summer
p ^Jlu,ctt Shelly, Dean &
lis E C Sonnen- Summer
i n >r 11 "ur? J M Swindler
I j? ?o(W Purcell & Scott
< G Williams J A Mimnaugh
>romer & McGraw W CI Mayes
; L Havjrd Havird Bros
A, Williams Gus Dennis
iOUis Morris Kibler, Dennis
icorgo I C & Co
McWhirter Arthur Kibler
os Mann w t Tarrair
i U- i'n,s >'os Lines
Vigodsky O Klettner
he toiiHth Co Casey & Lee
i Solomon ,J |i West
lounts & Dickcrt L C Pitts
W Miller AlanJohn'
Viu llnWh;d Htone &
J McWhirter .1 W White
uVnil!Ur ' A Scnn
v 1 1 arrant & H H Lcitzsey
... Son, Agts L M Spoors
Q Black M a Carlisle
n? J?, K;"1laid B Y Leavell
; I' Wright J A Burton
/ Wilson J n Bass
ames Mcintosh T C Pool
K Sligh ,j M Counts
MKKT1NC. CAI.I.Kl) TO OKDliR.
1 lie meeting was called to order
y Mr. R. I). Smith, upon whose
notion Dr. George B. Cromer was
lected chairman. John K. Anil was
hosen secretary.
Mr. Smith stated the object of
he meeting to be to j>ct the citizens
ogethet to consider the license law
ecently promulgated in the town
>apers.
Dr. \V. K. Pel ham thought if the
nayor or any of the aldermen were
present it might be well to get a
statement from one of them as to
:he object of the law.
I here was no member of council
present and Dr. Pelham made a
motion, which was carried, that the
-ity attorney, who was present,
state the reasons actuating council
in this matter.
TIIH CITY ATTOKXJCY.
Mr. lilease stated that the ordinance
was drawn by his predecessor,
thai painstaking and honorable lawyer,
the lion. 1<\ l,. Byninn, and
was passed ln-fore he was chosen
ittoniey. Ilc wa>, in no way responsible
for it but lie stood ready
to defend ii at any lime in any
court., lie thought it would have
been very improper for any member
of city council to attend an
indignation meeting called to criticise
their own acts
Dr. Cromer stated that he did not
understand this as an indignation
meeting.
Dr. Pelham said that he certainly
was not actuated by any feeling of
indignation
By request, the call for the me^.">K,
which appears above, was
read.
MK. AI.AN JOHNSTONH
said he came to counsel with council,
and in no bad spirit. He moved
that the ordinance be read and as
each item was called that such
amendments as were deemed necessary
be recorded and suggested to
council.
C(),<- o. I.. SCIIUM I'KUT
saiii tint this seemed to him a very
irregular proceeding. The license
oidinaiK-e was a law. What are we
'* 1 ? repeal this ordinance?
We can't do thai. We are here as
Kickers. Whether the ordinance
was a bad law or a good law he
didn't know he hadn't read it.
But it must be abided by. The people
were here as kickers and nothing
else.
Mr. Alan Johnstone, interrupting,
said it was his idea to frame a re

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