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spectful request to council to repeal
the ordinance in toto or in part.
, He was not here as a kicker, though
Col. Schunipert might be.
Col. Schunipert said Ik* could be
called one of the kickers ii il was so
desired. The meeting could read
the ordinance item by item and decide
what it wanted but it would do
no good, lie was opposed to this
proceeding on principle. A council
had been elected and had passed a
law and a meeting of citizens was
j here to seek to annul it. A municipality
ot this kind could not be run
without officers. This kind of work
might be kept up from January to
December. It didn't look right. I
It was only a year until the next I
election and then the present conn- I
cil could be turned out. This proceeding
didn't look right. It looked !
I)r. Pel ham thought that city
council would be ready and willing
to consider a request from a citizens' j
meeting of such proportions an this. 1
Some felt that the license imposed !
upon them was very burdensome.
Should they be denied the right of I
appeal? lie favored the motion to
take up the matter item by item.
He denied that the citizens here j
were actuated by any feeling of j
DK. MC'lNTOSII's SUGGliSTION.
Dr. James Mcintosh suggested
that council be requested to give
notice of some day on which they
would hear all complaints. If any
citizen had any complaint let him '
go to the council individually and I
let the council consider his complaint.
He didn't think it just I
proper to criticise the action of
council. He suggested that as an
amendment to the motion.
Mr. Alan Johnstone said if the
meeting was willing he was willing
to withdraw his motion and let Dr.
Mcintosh put a motion. lie came
in no spirit of unfriendliness to the !
council, nor as a kicker, or protestor,
but simply with the others to frame
a respectful request. The meeting
did not want to harbor ill-will and
wait until the next election and
turn the council out, and if any one
present harbored such ill-will he did
not know of it.
CO!,. GKOROK JOHNSTONK
entered objection to the withdrawal j
of Mr. Alan Johnstone's motion.
He said those present were citizens
of Newberry and had heretofore |
regarded themselves as white. It
was their money to be paid. They :
certainly had a right to know what '
was becoming of their money and j
why a license ordinance was neces- j
sary. He understood that the tax i
had already been placed as high as j
the State law would allow What j
was the license but an additional
tax? 1 he first thing to determine |
was whether a license ordinance!
was necessary. The meeting could j
not repeal the ordinance, but the j
right of petition had existed from j
time immemorial. Why was a license j
ordinance necessary? What was j
becoming of the taxes? This thing
of disclaiming ill-will towards anybody?he
never did it. It seemed j
to him that the taxes were going J
beyond all reason. 11 they weie :
not sufficient to run the business, i
then curtail expenses. Four per |
cent, was already being paid, and
then more was bc-inj? asked for. lie
did not think Dr. Mcintosh's suggestion
would accomplish anything. \
A man could present his individual!
complaint, but the higher question, I
Why the necessity for this ordin j
ance, would not be touched upon.
Col. Johnstone was applauded.
MR. R. II. WItl.CH
said he had a right to be here without
apology. Mr. Alan Johnstone's
motion would take too long and no
conclusion would be reached. As j
to Dr. Mcintosh's motion, the
council could not stay in session
long enough to hear all grievances.
The grievance was not individual,
it was a class grievance. One presentation
of the grievances of a
I class would be as effective, if it had
merit in it. as the grievance of
each individual, and would be sufficient.
llis idea was to appoint a
committee from each class to get
together and formulate something.
If no license they thought necessary,
let them say so. If they saw
the necessity for a license, let them
request an equitable basis lor the
Col. George Johnstone suggested
that the motion be to the effect that
one person be appointed from each
of the classes feeling aggrieved and
that the committee report to an j
adjourned meeting and that council j
be requested to be present at that j
WOUI.DN'T 1UC RKSl'KCTAHI.H.
Col. vSchumpert said there was no
doubt that the citizens had a right
to come here to memorialize council.
lie was glad to see those
present who were conspicuously j
absent on other occasions. But]
those here, he thought, were endeavoring
to annul an ordinance
already passed. It was all right to j
appoint the committee and if the'
meeting adopted the committee's
memorial, why let it go to council.
Hut he didn't think it would be respectable
to ask council to come
here to hear criticism of their acts.
He wouldn't come.
Col. Johnstone: Let them stay
Col. Schumpert: That's exactly
what they must do to maintain
CITV ATTORNEY BI.KASIi
stated that what he said was 011 his
own responsibility, and not as city j
attorney. He heaitily agreed with I
Dr. Mcintosh's suggestion. He
remembered when certain citizens
of this town were oppressed and
made to pay $4 street duty with 110
bridges across their ditches or
creeks, 110 lights to walk by and 110
sidewalks to walk upon and made
their.protest to the citizens and to
the council?where, then, was your
meeting, your eloquence, your nullification?
No one except those
liv.ng 011 that hill came to protest.
Hut now, io:'sooth, since Newberry
had done what nearly every other
town had done we have a howl.
Read the ordinances of Abbeville, j
Greenville, Spaitanburg, Lancas
ter, Columbia and oih'ers and you
will sec that Newberry's license tax
compared favorably with the taxes
of other towns some 25 years be-1
hind us in other respects. The!
merchants would add to their prices j
the amount of the license. The j
consumers at last would pay it and j
if any were to complain they were
the ones. The men in council now
did not put on the water works
bonds, the clectric light bonds, the j
graded school bonds, the opera;
house and sewerage bonds and other '
debts. Some of them might call on J
those closer to them now than the
present council and know who
made the debt. Let ihe lawyers
and the merchants and the other
classes go before council. He would
guarantee that their requests would
be respectfully heard and their
wrongs, if any, righted. Whenever
anything was to be done the
body politic had a right to meet and j
to protest, but there was a way to
meet and away to protest. Let the
men complaining go to the city
council. Indignation! ? gentlemen,
you may call a rose by any name
you please, but the smell's the same.
You are here because you are indignant
that you have been
Mr. Alan Johnstone: I deny that
I am here actuated by any feeling
Col. George Johnstone: I don't
care whether you call it indignation
or not. (Applause.)
Mr. lilease, continuing, said that
ii m iii'BMwwiwwMWP^i
if the meeting wanted the ordinance
righted, mark his words, adopt Dr.
Mcintosh's suggestion, and more
would be accomplished than in any
Mr. M. M. Harris said he was
for the good of Newberry. There
were too many dollars and ccnts in
this tax business.
Mr. Welch offered his resolution,
as follows, as a substitute for Mr.
Alan Johnstone's motion:
MK. WKI.CH'S HKSOLUTION.
Resolved, That the chairman appoint
a committee, its membership
to be made up from the various and
several classes affected by the license
ordinance in question, one member
to be seleetcd from each class so affected,
the said committee to report
to an adjourned meeting of citizens
a memorial to the town council
touching the following two questions:
rst. Whether or not a license tax
such as is in question is desirable
and desired by the citizens of the
-d. Ii' such a license is desired,
then report what is deemed a fair !
and equitable basis for such taxa- '
Mr. Welch said he thought this |
was the best solution of the matter, j
A license tax had never been made
an issue before.
Mr. Blease wanted to know if
while Mr. Welch was a candidate
for mayor that question was never
put to him. Mr. Welch did not j
answer. Mr. Blease also wanted to j
ask if Mr. Welch intended to hold j
his resolution over the people's
heads while every day the license
was not paid they were subject to a
Col. Schumpert wanted it distinct- j
ly understood that the committee I
was not to prepare an ordinance, j
Mr. Welch stated that his idea was,
if the committee decided a license
tax was wise, that it should simply
recommend an equitable basis for
The motion on Mr. Welch's re-1
solution was put and carried with- j
out a dissenting vote.
Dr. Cromer appointed the following
four gentleman on the com- I
mittee, and was authorized by the j
meeting to secure their assistance!
in naming the other members of the
committee: Messrs. R. II. Welch,
Alan Johnstone, W H. Wallace and i
The meeting then adjourned subject
to the call of the chairman.
TillC ri'l.l. COMMITTKK.
Following is the full committee i
as finally constituted: R. II. Welch,
Alan Johnstone, W. II. .Wallace, 1
1C. Cabaniss, K. M. Kvnns, R. C. ;
Williams, L. M Speers, James Mc- i
Intosh, O. B. Mayer, W. A. I
Jamieson, C. C. Davis, R. I) Smith,
T. J. MeCrary, L. W. Floyd, O.
McR. Holmes, J. A. Blackwelder,
Iv. R. Hipp, Jas. F. Todd, J. A.
Burton, C. K. Summer, K. C.
Jones, W. K Pelkam, F. Z. Wilson.
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rpHE STOCKHOLDERS OF TFIF
_JL People's National Bank of Prosperity,
S. C., will hold their annual
meeting at their Hanking House or
Tuesday, January 12th, 1904, at
o'clock j). m. for the purpose of elect,
ing directors, and any other business
i that may come before the meeting.
\V W. WHEELER, Cashier.
rnilE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
A. Stockholders of the National Hank
of Newberry, S. C., will he held at the
office of the President, at Newberry,
S. C., at 11 a. in., on Tuesday, thp 12th
day of January, 190-1, for the purpose
of electing directors and for the transaction
of such other business as may
come before the meeting. Shareholders
will please attend or be representee
by proxy. T. S. DUNCAN, Cashier.
January 1st, 1903.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY?IN
, Jesse L. Denson, Plaintiff,
i Corrie West, Sallie Tucker, Nannie
Boone, Eflie Lyles, Ellen Atchison,
John Denson, Joe Kay, Jack
Matthews, Hart Hinson, Carl Hinson,
Armond Ilinson, John Hinson, Grace
Ilinson, Lillian Hinson, Ella Hinson,
Monroe Wesson, Tomp Stewart,
Georgiana Bailey,, Alice Abrams,
t Ellen LaFar, Detendants.
| Summons for Relief.-Complaint served,
i To the Defendants above named:
\/X)U ARE HEREBY SUMMONED
X and required to answer the com'
plaint in this action of which a copy is
I herewith served upon you, and to serve
a copy of your answer to the said complaint
on the subscribers at their office
on Law Range, Newberry, S. C., withI
iii twenty days after the service hereof; ,
exclusive of the day of such service;
and if you fail to answer the complaint
within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff
in this action will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
To the Def'tsJolm Ilinson, Grace Binson,
Ella Ilinson, Lillian Hinson, Ellen
LaFar: You and each of you take notice
that unless you have a Guardian ad
litem appointed to represent you in this
action within twenty flays after service
hereof upon you, the undersigned as
j Plaintiff's Attorneys, will move the
j Com c to appoint Fred 11. Dominick,
Esq., or some other lit and suitable person,
as such Guardian ad litem.
I Dated, Dec. 1(5, A. D. 190:?.
SEASE & DOMINICK,
To the Defendants, Nannie Boone.
j llart Hinson, Carl Hinson, Armond
| Ilinson, Eflie Lyles, Monroe Wesson,
i Tomp Stewart and Georgiana Bailey:
' Take notice that the complaint in this
| action together with the Summons, of
. which the foregoing is a copy, were
filed with the Clerk of Court of Com;
mon Pleas for Newberry County in the
! State of South Carolina, on the 16th
! day of December, A. D. 1903.
SEASE & DOMINICK,
I Newberry, S. C.
i STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY?IN
Francis L. Britt, Plaintiff,
i Ezylphia Gauntt, Dolly Brogden, Eliza
Gunter, Polly Gunter, Alfred
Slauntt, Jacob Gauntt, Mrs. Rish,
ohn Lindsay, Henry Lindsay, Fanny
Lindsay, Eliza Ann Killough,
Martha Ann Johnson, Eloise Matthews,
the heirs at law of Henry
Gauntt, and the heirs at law of
Isreal Gajinfi, whose names and
places of residence are unknown to
Summons for Relief.
Y [Complaint filed. 1
OU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED
and required to answer the complaint
in this action which is filed in the
j office of Clei'k of Court for said county,
j State aforesaid, and to serve a copy of
your answer to the said complaint on
the subscriber at the law office of Lambert
W. Jones at Newberry, South
I Carolina, within twenty days after the
service hereof; exclusive of the day of
such service; and if you fail to answer
the complaint within the time aforesaid,
the plaintiff* in this action will apply
to the Court for the relief demanded
in the complaint.
LAMBERT W. JONES,
[J. F. J. CALDWELL,]
Dated Oct. 18, A. D. 1897.
| To the Defendants, Eliza Gunter, Tolly
Gunter, Mrs. Rish, also the heirs at
law of Henry Gauntt and heirs at
law ot Isreal Gauntt, whose names
and places of residence are unknown
to the Plaintiff:
Take notice that the complaint in
this action together with the summons,
! of which the foregoing is a copy, were
filed with the Clerk of the Court of
Common Pleas, Cor Newberry County,
in the State of South Carolina, on the
fourteenth day of October, A D. 1899.
LAMBERT W. JONES,
Newberry, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY?IN
ByJno.C. Wilso", l?>q , Probate Judge
WHKlil'jAS, .1 no. C. Gogirans, as
Clerk of (.ho Court, hath made suit
1 ; to me toy rant him Letters of Administration
of (heestate and elTueteof Lucy
| The-e are therefore to cite and ad1
j monish all and singular the kindred and
; I creditors of the said Lucy C Longshore,
1 j deceased, that they be and appear bei
fore me. in the Court of Probate, to be
; held at Newberry Court House, S. C., on
the 2tlth day of January next after publication
thereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have,
why the said Act ministration should
; not be granted.
; Given under my hand, this the
. [i..S.] 10th day of Decomber, Anno
; JOHN O. WILSON, J. P. N. C.
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