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COUNCIL DECLINES TO
SUSPEND LICENSE TA..
HEARTTLY FAVORS FUNDING THE IN
TEREST BEARING DEBT.
Highly Probable That Levy Could Be Re
duced to Four ills Should Debt Be
Funded At Once.
City council met on Monday
night and acted on the recommen-.
dations of the recent meeting of
citizens as embodied in the com
munication adopted by citizens and
forwarded to council. This com
munication has been published.
As will be seen from the reply to
the communication printed below,
council declines to suspend the:
license tax for the period of twelve
months, as recommended by citi
zens, but is heartily in favor ofi
funding the interest-bearing debt of
the town and thinks that the pro
posed reduction of the 6-mill levy
to four mills might be made should
the debt be funded at once. Other
wise, council thinks it would be
impossible, consistent with the
best interests of the town, to make
any reduction in the present 6-mill
There was a full meeting of coun
cil, Mayor Earhardt presiding. The
recommendations -of citizens were
received and fully and freely dis
-cussed. The action taken as stated
-above is embodied in the following
-communication to the chairman of
the citizens' meeting from Acting
Mayor Van Smith:
REPLY OF COUNCIL.
Newberry, S. C., February 2.
Dr. George B Cromer, Chairman
Citizens' Meeting, Newberry,
Dear Sir: Replying to your com
:munication of January -oth, and
-also to that of your committee, in
reference to funding the interest
'bearing debt of the town of New
.berry, we will say that council
-heat tily concurs in the views as ex
pressed in Section i of your com
munication, and should the proper
petitions be presented, council will
gladly respond to the prayers of
:same in aceordance with said recom
Replying furter, would respect
fully say that under the existing
financial condition of the town,
council cannot concur in the second
recommendation of your committee,
I. e., to suspend license ordinance.
It will be impossible consistent'
with the best interesu of the town
to make any reduction in the pres
ent 6-mill levy, but with the inter
est-bearing debt funded at once and
provided for by special levy and
with the income to be derived from
the recently enacted license ordi
dance we think it highly probable.
that the suggested reduction of two
mills would be practicable.
Rest assured that any measure.
looking to a reduction of taxation,
will have our due consideration,
and if such reduction can be made,
<:onsistent with the best interests
and advancement of our town, it
-will be done.
MUST BE PAID BY ISTH
It was decided to attach the pen
alty for non-payment of the license;
due for this year after the 15th day
>f February inst.
l HBiNRY'S MINSTRELS
Pleased Two NiewberryT Audiences Yester
day Afternoon and Last Night.
Hi Henry's Minstrels played to
two well-pleased audiences in the:
opera house here yesterday after
noon and last night. There was a
large attendance of ladies and chil
dren at the matinee yesterday after
noon and they very thoroughly en
*joyed it. Thie show is good and
the Movements of Many People, Newber
rians and Those Who Visit
Miss Carrie Jones returned from
Alderman A. T. Bro%%n returned
from Atlanta the first of the week.
Mr. Tiller Attaway has moved
to Big Creek, Saluda county.
Mrs. M. M. Harris and little son
have returned from Walton.
Mr. J. Ben Cook, of Prosperity,
paid us a brief visit Tuesday.
Mr. J. B. Bedenbaugh was in
Newberry on Wednesday.
Misses Addie and Ellen Werts
were in Newberry on Wednesday.
J. A. Blackwelder, of Newberry,
is in Greenville today.-Herald,
C. D. Barksdale, Esq, of the
Laurens bar, was in Newberry Wed
Col. Schumpert and I. H. Hunt,
Esq.. have returned from a brief
trip to Columbia.
Mayor Earhardt came from Col
umbia to attend the meeting of
council on Monday night.
Mr. A. C. Jones, of the extensive
house of Arnold, Constable & Co.,
New York, is in Newberry on busi
Mr. J D Mahon, insurance agent,
spent Tuesday night at home and
resumed his travels again on Wed
Miss Belle Cannon, of Newberry,
is teaching the Slabtown school and
boarding with Mrs. J. P. Glenn.-!
Equality cor. Anderso Mail.
Mr. and Mrs. C. '. Zobel of
Helena, and Mr. B. T. Bishop, of
Newberry, were among those who
attended the wooden wedding of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Matthews on
Miss Vera Houseal who has been
spending some time with Miss Pearl
Crum of this city returned to her
home last Thursday to the regret of
her many friends.-Orangeburg
Miss Mamie Salter went to Chap
pells Tuesday, visiting her grand
father, Mr. John Sheppard, a for
mer citizen of Helena, who is now
in a feeble condition.
Mr. J. Y. Thomson, from New
berry county, has bought the Mc
Caslan house near the A. R. P. par
sonage and will move here in the:
fall. We are glad to have such,
good families to come.
Mr. S. F Wheeler and bride came
in yesterday from a visit to Mr.
Wheeler's former home in New-i
berry county, and are at home to
their friends at the Columbia.
The State, 2nd.
Mr. W. B. Rodgers, of Green
ville. route agent of the Southern
Express company, was in the city
on Wednesday. He was well:
pleased with the management of
the Newberry office and was very
complimentary in speaking of Cap
tain Langford, saying that New-:
berry gets the best service of any
town its size in the State. The
officials are talking of taking him
to a larger city.
VARIOUS ANDI jQL ABOUT.
Court next week.
Mr. F. M. Boyd will move to
the house opposite Senator Mower's
-Postmaster Purcell will attend the
cnventionl of postmasters in Col
umbia next Tuesday.
There will be preaching at Zion
Methodist church, Prosperity, next
Sunday morning at u! o'clock.
Mr. W. B. Werts has moved to
the Montgomery house one door
below the Crotwell hotel, occupy
ingt sa me jointly with Mr. G.G.
A writer in the New York Sun
nominates Tillman for President.
He is complimentary and enthusi
astic in his praises of the senior
senator from South Carolina.
The republican convention for
this county on the 2oth will start
the ball on that side. Now for the
fun of politics.
Mr. A. C. Jones has bought out
the Ewvart-Pifer Co. Mr. Ewart
will manage the business here, as
Mr. Jones will not give up his
They are trying to keep negro
babies from turning black in Indi
ana by some sort of process. They
want them white.
Mr. John Scott deserves much
credit for the successful launching
of the new immigration movement.
He has been for a long time active
and prominent in advocating the
County Treasurer Epps will soon
build a new residence on the old
Lcwe place near Helena, which he
bought sowe time ago.
Preliminary work has begun on
the new Methodist parsonage and
citizens of all denominations will
help Rev. Mr. Zimmerman and his
people watch the progress of the
building with pleasure.
It is said that William Randolph
Hearst has Newberry blood in his
veins, his grandmother, who died
recently in California, having been
the daughter of Henry and Ruth
Whitmire, of this county.
City council again failed to elect
a fourth policeman on Monday
night. Mr. Koon is a good officer
and is holding the position while
council is tied up. Why not elect
Mr. Koon and bring the matter to a
One of the most prominent citi
zens of Helena has a horse that is
afraid of his shadow when he gets
under the electric lights in Newber
ry. Only on general principles, be
cause it is not on record that he has
ever come in contact with the ground
Presiding Elder Wilson, of Green
wood, will hold the first quarterly
conference with O'Neall street
church tonight and at Wightman
chapel. Prosperity, tomorrow. Dr.
Wilson will preach at Wight
man chapel on Sunday morning and
at Mollohon mill in the afternoon
In a letter to the last issue of the
Carolina Odd Fellow, signed by
Lucy Jones, P. N. G.; Co'e L.
Blease, G. M.; 3. M. Davis, P. G.
M., and Thecdore Danielsen, P. G
C, committee, a call is made for a
Rebekah convention to meet with
the McCaughrini lodge here on the
Now we will see what the ground
hog theory amounts to. They say
he lost no time getting back into his
winter quarters. He didn't stay
out long enough for Mr. Salter to
get a photograph from him. Some
house hogs remained out all day,
however, and grunted around until
late into the night as usual.
Tuesday having been a clear
day the ground hog must have
seen his shadow; consequently, the
prophets say, there is to be much
more cold weather Then, too.
Hicks predicts that we will be in
that fix. About six weeks more,
neighbors, they say.
If the new judicial circuits are
arranged by the legislature, Mr.
Cooper will have some one to beat
from Greenwood, Abbeville or New
berr.-Laurens Advertiser. Mr.
Cooper is doubtless a good and popu*
lar man, but that would be a hard
thing to do so far as Newberry is
conc.rned Soon will it be the
candidate are coming.
BH ANCE for aman with money.
Four stores on Main Street; one
dwelling on Main Street; one dwellhng
on Friend Street. One dwellmng in
Hih Point all for sale cheap for cash.
al or m write R. C: WILLIAs.
THE BOARD OP HEATH.
City Attorney Blease Holds that Mr. Caba
niss is Not Legally a Member Be
cause He Is Secretary.
The following corrcspondence he
tween the board of health through
its secretary. Mr. E. Cabaniss, and
city council through the city attor
ney, Hon. Cole. L. Blease, is self
CO.1MMUNICATION OF BOARD.
To the Honorable Mayor and CitY
Council, Newberry, S. C.:
Gentlemen: At the meeting of
the board of health on January 8,
1904, the following resolution was
"Inasmuch as the mayor and city
council have appointed two (2) new
members of the board of health to
serve five years each, thereby con
stituting a board of health of six (6)
members; and, whereas, the official
census of 1900 gives the population
of the city as less than 5,000 inhab
itants; be it
"Resolved, That the Board of
Health of Newberry call the atten
tion of the mayor and city council
to Section 1,097 of the General Acts
of the legislature regulating the
mumber, composition, and date of
service of said board."
E. Cabaniss. Sec'y.
Newberry, January ii.
REPLY OF CITY ATTORNEY.
Dr. P. G. Ellesor, Chairman Board
Health, Newberry, S. C.:
Dear Sir: The communication of
your board of January iith, through
your secretary, to the mayor and
city council, has been referred to
me for reply, and I beg leave to
i. That the constitution of South
Carolina provides that no person
shall hold two offices of profit or
honor at the same time. The gen
eral assembly created the office of
member of the board of health.
Your board of health by resolution
created the office of secretary.
That resolution was afterwards
made an ordinance by the town
council, thereby creating the office
of secretary of your board at a sal
ary of $1o.oo per month. There
fore, no one can hold the position of
member of the board of health, and
secretary of the board at one and
the same time.
Consequently, Mr. Cabaniss is
not a member of the board of health,
and your board has but five mem
bers. Very respectfully,
Cole L. Blease.
Newberry, February 2.
NOTICE.-three horse farm land for
rent. Apply to Geo. Leonhirth, Hel
Mr. Win. S. Crane, of California, Md.,
suffered for years from rheumatism and
lumbago. He was finally advised to
try Chamberlain's Pain Balm, which he
dii and it effected a complete cure. For
sale by Smith Drug Co., Newberry,
Prosperity Drug Co., Prosperity.
NOTE THE CHANGE IN THE AD.
Lof Quattlebaum & Schumpert.
these young men are not, giving their
goods away, but are coming.nearer to
it than any other dealer in this section.
OR RENT.-Store room on Main
FStreet recently occupied by W.
T. Tarrant. Possession given at once.
For terms and so forth apply to Mrs.
R. L. Paysinger, Newberry, S. C.
IF YOU want a good pair of Shoes or
Pants, Pair & Havird will price them
Tro MAKE MONEY IS TO SAVE
.money. The entire stock of furni
ture, 77 Buck's Stoves and Ranges,Car
pets, Mattings, Wheeler and Wilson.No.
9 ball bearing sewing machines, 1Piano
together with articles too numerous to
mention. All to go as way down prices.
Sale commences Mlonday February ist.
Terms cash, no credit given during this
sale. R. C. Willhams.
ANTED 1N EACH State sales
Wman to sell large ine tobaoco;
permanent posltion. _Central Tobacco
Works Company, Penicks, Va.
W ANTEDTwo experienced spe
cialty sale-men, salary or com
mission. Good side line. State what
ine have been selling Territory and
references. Address Box 7,.
South Boston, Virginia.
THE COTTON MARKET.
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling..-.--.-... 15 12 1-2
Strict Middling ...-.-.15
Middling . . . . . . . . . . . 14 87 1-2
PAPER PATTERNS are sold for
CASH ONLY. Please do not ask
us to charge them. S. J. Wooten.
W E have a few Blankets ond other
winter goods that we are sell
ing at a great sacrifice.
S. J. Wooten.
SEE those pretty Chiffon Turnovers 15c
and 25c at Hair & Havirds.
W T. TARRANT will have a
. clearance sale in Millinery,
Saturday, January 30th, 1904. Now is
the time to.get a bargain in Hats and
all other goods whic will be sold at
the very lowest prices. Remember
the place, Scholtz old stand, next door
to Davenport & Cavenaugh. Rufus W.
Hutchinson will be glad' to welcome
all his old friends and customers
at the new store and will make it to
your interest to see him.
I STILL have my fine throughbred
stegrer ed Holstine Bull for ser
f3t. THos. F. HARMON.
WANTED AT THE NEWBERRY
W Steam Laundry one hundred
young men's washing. We will make
it to your interest to call and see us or
phone 116. L. B. Aull.
HREE Good Plantation Males for
f3t. THos. F. HARMON.
WO HUNDRED Bushels of Kion
dike Cotton Seed. Finest cotton I
ever planted. Will make from one to
two bales to the acre. Does not fall
out, but is easly picked.
For sale by
f3t. THos. F. HARMON.
OR SALE-Fine Jack. Will be at
Brown's stables until February 5th.
JNO. M. SCHUMPERT.
OR SALE-Three god milk cows
Fwith young Calves. For particu
lars write or 'phone
F. E. and A. L. COLEMAN,
Higgins' Ferry, S. C.
LE STOLEN-From cotton yard
.lof G. M. B. Epting at Newberry
on Saturday night. Small bay mule
-black mane and tail-large scar be
tween front legs on breast, Leather
saddle and blind briddle on mule. Suita
ble reward for information leadin to
return of mule. J. P. SUMMEW.
NINE HORSES-Just received a
F nice lot of Kentucky horses. Call
and see them.
A. L. KNIGHTON & CO.
OR SALE.-100 cords Oak Wood,
F2 feet long. A lyto
S . Vkull, Jalapa.
ARTI FS having houses to rent or
lots for sale will do well to see
Aull and Higgins in regard to same,
who will rent and take charge of col
GO TO Hair & Havirds for all che lat
est Novelties for Ladies' wear
M1ANUFACTURER wants reliable
12Lman to deliver and collect; horse
and wagon and $150 deposit necessary;
t21 a week and expenses; permanent.
Franklin, Box 78, Philadelphia. Pa. 4t
VHickory and Holly Logs. Freight
paid on carloads. James Cockshot,
Charleston, S. C.
M,fONEY TO LEND-I am author
.L.ized to negotiate loans on real
est ate mortgges runnin 3 to 5 years.
Apy to Johstone & Wlch.
GEO. B. CROMER.
R E. TAURANT-Fancy Goeis
Mr. John J. Eargle who has bought
out the grocery store of C. W. Dogas
will also continue the restaurant atth
same pae and you can secure a go
meal cheap. He also has _a good lin
of fancy and stal grocernes at prices
that are reasonabl.
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
lloans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars, and eigh
ercn.iterest on amounta less ta
$1,0. LonQ mHnt u
HUNTER & SANER ar.e running. a
Isaw mill about one mile from city
on road to Lindsay's bridge, and are
prepared to fill all orders for lumber.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR
SALE- Sixty Acres adjoinig mn
corporate limits of Newberry. High
state of cultivation. One hundred and
Ifort acres one and a half miles from
tow. Good creek and river bottom;
fine meadows on both tracts. For in
formation apply to G .B PIG
or E. H. AULL.
LOST OR STRAYED.-A white set
trdog, black spots, from resi
dence of N. P. Abrams. Any inform a
tion as to said dog mybe left at drug
store of Gilder, Wes & Hunter or
give N. P. ABRAM