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COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS.
A Bill Introduced In The House By Mr.
Aull To Abolish The Board. Dovolv
ing Their Duties on Council.
Mr. E. H. Aull. of Newberry,
has introduced in the house of rep
resentatives now in session a bill
seeking to abolish the board of coM
missioners of public works of this
city and to devolve their duties up
on city council. The bill would
have passed its second reading in
the house on Saturday along with
uncontested matters except for the
action of Mr. Arthur Kibler, of
Newberry. Mr. Kibler stated that
he had received a letter from New
berry the contents of which actuated
him in refusing to let the bill pass
on Saturday as uncontested matter.
Abbeville's board of commis
sioners of public works has been
abolished by the present legislatre
and Newberry is now the only city
in the State owning its electric light
and water plant where the manage
ment of the plant is not devolved
upon its council.
A bill introduced by Mr. Aull
last year, adding the mayor and
two aldermen of this city to the
board of commissioners, passed the
house but was held up in the senate
by Senator Mower. The bill pro
vided that the two aldermen should
be elected by the council.
Mr. Aull's bill now before the
house will come up again this week.
Should the bid pass the house its
fate wil depend upon the-action of
Mr. Mower in the senate.
Mules Killed By Lightning.
During the storm on Sunday"
night, while Messrs. Frank Metts
and - Boland were riding along
the road in front of Colony church
lightning killed Mr. Boland's mule,
but the rider miraculously escaped
death or serious injury. The two
men then went to a negro's barn near
by and got under the shed, when
the lightning again got in its deadly
work, this time striking the barn
and killing the negro's mule in the
Policeman Franlin Gets Hurt.
Saturday afternoon in front of
-the Newberry Steam Laundry,
Maggie Moore and Elmira Kelley,
blood-thirsty negresses, got into a
rough a.d tumble fight and raised
more steam than the laundry for
*the time being. They struck a
snag when they struck Polieman
Franklin, although they bunged up
his hand and 'arm and cut his coat
sleeve in the tussel when he tried
to separate them, which he finally
succeeded in doing and leading
them into captivity. While nurs
ing his wounds he has the satisfac
tion of knowing that Mira had to
'pay a fine of $7 and Mag $3.
Death of Mr. Crouch.
Mr. Charles Crouch, after an ill
mness of two or three days with peri
tonitis, died on Saturday morning
-and was buried at Trinity church?
on Sunday. Mr. Crouch was de
"pot agent at Old Town and highly
respected in the community. He
~was unmarried and about twenty
'-four or five years of age. The de
ceased had friends here and those
*from .Newherry who attended his
funeral were Messrs. E. M. Evans,
E. S. Werts, J. Taz. Senn, Van
Smith, Will Swittenburg, W. F.
'.Coleman and Clarence Summer.
A Palm for Newberry.
"The Augusta Chronicle of the
5th instant mentions a euchre party
on last Thuarsday afternoon given
in honor of Miss Cooper of Indiana
polis and Miss Schumpert of New
berry, at which "the first prize and
the consolation, two beautiful palms
were won by Miss Gertrude Weed,
who gracefully presented them to
iis Coner and Miss Schumpert."
[he Movements of Many People. Newber
rians and Those Who Visit
Mrs. Tabor Hill has returned from
Mrs. E. V. Chalmers is visiting:
&1rs. L. N. Rodger in Union.
Mr. N. G. Long of Newberry is
tt the Keese House.-Anderson
Mr. Robert J. Gantt, of Spartan
burg, was in the city last week.
Gen. John Gary Watts, of Co
umbia, was in the city yesterday.
Prof. J. B. O'Neall Holloway was
n Newberry Saturday.
Miss Julia Brown spent a day or
wo last week at Kinards, with her
ister Mrs. Robert Smith.
Dr. S. T. Hallman preached at
areenwood court house Sunday
J. F. Epting was among the visit
>rs yesterday- from Newberry.
.reenville Herald, 5th.
Mr. John Berry made a business
trip to Newberry one day this week.
-Bouknight cor. SaludaStandard.
Mr. John Foster, of Newberry,
as been spending several days in
the citywith relatives and friends.
Chester Lantern, 5th.
Mr. J. Wilbur Wheeler is at home
>n a month's vacation from Newber
ry, where he has been: clerking for
Wimnaugh.-Etheredge cor. Saluda
Miss Mamie Mangum and Mr.
Henry Lane, of Hendersonville,
N. C., are in Newberry on account
)f the illness of Mr. Thos. P. Lane.
School Superintendent Werts is
n Colui:bia attending the meeting
>f the county superintendents if
Dr. B. W. Hunter, of Charleston,
is visiting his friend Mr. J. H. Hair.
Ar. Hair will give his friend from
he fine old city a good time of there
are any quails left..
Mr. G. J. Clark and wife returned
rom Newberry Wednesday. They
ient to purchase furniture for their
2ew home.--Paynes cor. Saluda
3tandard, 3d. Newberry is the place.
Mr. Eugene A. Griffin has gone
:o Palm Beach, Florida, in the in
:erest of his health. He was accom
anied by Dr. 3. K. Gilder. The
any friends of Mr. Griffin hope
the change will be beneficial.
Mrs. Mattie Glymph of Newber
ry, who has been suending several
lays here nursing her son, G. C.
Dymph, returned he-.ne this morn
ing.-Spartanbura Journal, 4th.
Mr. J. Y. Thomaon, from New
berry county, has bought the Mc
Caslan house near the A. R. P. par
onage and will move here in the
Fal. We are glad to have such good
families to come.-Troy cor. Green
Mr. Cole L. Blease, of Newberry,
gr and master of the I. 0. 0. F.
maid our local lodge a visit last week,
naking an address, a strong and
:omprehensive one, wherein he de
nonstrated his mastery of the mys
eries of Oddfellowship.-Edgefield
Rev. Jno. H. Graves, of Newber
-y, and Rev. B. G. Murphy, of
Dhester, spent several days in the
:it.y to attend the Moore Edwards
wedding. -Greenville Mounta'neer,
Mr. Jef.e L. Sneigrove, who has
yeen working in Newherr, for
everal years. has moved on Mr. S.
3. Sheay's place near Mr. D. J.
Padget's.-Delmar cor. Saluda
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
After court comes republican
atraywill be a big day in
A Saluda Standard correspondent
says Mr. W. D. Berry has taken
charge of Bouknight's ferry.
The Bachelor Maids will meet
this afternoon at half past four with
the Misses Martin.
Lively times ahead about that
ordinance. It reminds one of high
license or low license.
Some have paid their license tax,
including several lawyers. It is not
long until the 15th.
Don't wait till the last day and
give Auditor Cromer trouble with a
The county treasurer would ra
ther you pay your taxes and save
yourselves the final penalty.
Newberry had another good rain
Sunday night. But nervous people
failed to appreciate the thunder and
Mrs. 0. McR. Holmes on Satur
day afternoon tendered a reception
in honor of Rev. and Mrs. W. S.
Holmes, of Laurens.
Shockley & Livingstone have
contracted to build in Newberry a
two story residence, with the
modern improvements, for Mrs. H.
S. Boozer, of Prosperity..
Mr. J. Guy Daniels has returneed
from Thomasville, Ga., where he
has been in the interest of his
Mr. Chappell is the only magis
trate in the county that has sent in
a case for the February term of the
Let the old hog grunt in his hole
in the ground, some signs of spring
are coming around all the same. Be
Mr. P. B. Hutzhinson has moved
to his new residence in rear of the
Wm. Langford house in Newberry.
Mr. Hutchinson is one of our most
substantial citizens and takes great
pride in the upbuilding and ex
tension of the city.
The Williamson Jewelry company
which has been in business here
six months has moved to Newberry.
Mr. Williamson, who was in charge
of the business, made a favorable
impression here and Newberry gets
a good citizen in him.-Laurens cor.
Vanderbilt recently rode fifty
miles in his automobile in forty-one
minutes. That's fast, but Mr. Geo.
Epps lately made good time on
his wheel. He left the Southern
depot, went to Helena, ate his
dinner and returned to the depot in
twenty-three minutes. Vanderbilt
couldn't beat that on his bicycle.
Property Destroyed by Hre.
Last Friday afternoon fire de
stroyed Mr. J. Burt Neel's dwell
ing house and out houses at
Kadesh. Mr. Neel lost nearly
everything he had and his loss is
one thousand dollars, with no in
surance. The fire was accidental,
starting from the chinney above.
Sprained Both Ankles.
Idr. J. H. Ogden was engaged
last week in building a bay window
to the residence of Mr. B. H. Den
nis when the scaffold broke and he
fell to the ground about nine or ten
feet, landing on his feet- The
ground being very hard from the
recent severe weather, and the jar
so great Mr. Ogden sustained pain
ful injuries, both ankles being be dly
sprained and his feet became 'v zry
much swollen. He was able to put
his feet to the floor yesterday, the
first time in a week, but will be
confined to his room at Mrs. Blease's
for several days yet.
Burned to Death.
A little negro about five years
old, son of Alf Chupp, living on
Mr. Fayette Clamps place about six
miles from town, caught on fire
while stauding before the fireplace
on last Wednesday night and was
uned to death.
COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS.
Minor Cases Rapidly Disposed of Yester
day-Term Will Probably Be
The general sessions court con
vened here yesterday morning, the
Hon. D. A Townsend presiding.
Solicitor Thos. S. Sease and Ste
nographer L. L. Motte were pres
ent when court opened and were
ready for duty.
There was very little delay in
getting down to the actual work of
the term. A number of indictments
were handed out to the jury by
Judge Townsend briefly charged
the grand jury. He said that he
I did not charge the law relative to
the various indictments for the
reason that the members of the
jury, who didn't study the law,
could not be expected to remember
it if he charged it. The grand
jury were not to try the cases, but
they should seek to ascertain if
there was anything in them, and he
suggested that if they found there
was nothing in a certain indictment
that they should throw it out of
court. To save unnecessary ex
pense was a very grave considera
Six of thejury, said Judge Town
send, were fresh from their duties
of last year. Consequently, he
did not think it necessary to charge
the jury as to their duties. He
referred to the duty of the jury to
inspect the various county offices
and the jail and the chaingang.
See to i:, he said, that the chain
gang is properly treated. They
are human beings and should not
suffer anything except what was
imposed by the court.
The j ury returned several true bills
during the morning hour. These
casos were disposed of by the
court before the dinner recess as
Newt Brown, colord, was tried
and convicted of carrying concealed
weapons. Sealed sentence.
Clarence Williams and Robert
Long, both colord, pleaded guilty
to housebreaking and larceny.
Milledge Green, colored, pleaded
guilty to the charge of larceny of
bicycle and receiving stolen
goods and received a sentence of
one year and $i.oo
Yesterday afternoon the grand
jury returned a true bill in the case
against John Wax, charged with
housebreaking and larceny, and hii
trial was immediately entered upon.
There are few cases to be tried at
this term of court, and the session
will very probably be short.
SUPPER TO COUNCIL.
It Was Tendered by Hon. Cole. L. Blease,
City Attorney-A Delightful
City Attorney Cole. L. Blease
tendered city council and its subor
dinate officers a very delightful
supper on Friday evening. The
supper was prepared and served in
Mr. S. B. Jones' restaurant. The
menu consisted ofSpanish mackerel,
duck, oyster dressing, celery, coffee,
and other substantials and delica
cies. It was served in excellent
style and the occasion was very
Letter to C. P. Pelham.
Dear Sir: A gallon saved is $4 or
eared gallons saved is $8 or $ro
Three gallons saved is $12 or $15
Four gallons saved is $16 or $20
Five gallons saved is $20 or S25
It costs $3 or $.4 a gallon to paint,
besides the paint; as much to
Ibrush-on a gallon of worthless
paint as Devoe.
Mr Ezra Rathmell, Williamisport,
Pa, ,always used r 1 gallons of mixed
Ipaint for his house; Devoe took 6.
F. W. DEVOE & Co
The Newberry Hardware Co. sell
THE COTTON MARKET.
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling . . . . . . . 13 25
Strict Middling ..... 13 15
Middling... ....... .13
WANTED-An unfinished room in
private family. Single man.
Best references. Address Box 155,
F OR RENT-One 2-horse farm four
miles from town. For terms apply
to D. W. Barre.
PAPER PATTERNS are sold for
P 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
9 clearance sale in Millinery,
Saturday, January 30th, 1904. Now is
the time to get a bargain in Hats and
all other goods which will be sold at
the very lowest prices. Remember
the place, Scholtz old stand, next door
to Davenport & Cavenaugh. Rufus W.
Hutchinson will be Iglad 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
Istegrer ed Holstine Bull for ser
f3t. THOs. F. HAmON.
W ANTED AT THE NEWBERRY
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.
T HREE Good Plantation Mules for
f3t. THos. F. HARMoN.
TWO HUNDRED Bushels of Klon
Tdike 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.
PARTIES having houses to rent or
L 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 the lat
est Novelties for Ladies' wear.
W ANTED-Persimmon, Dogwood,
V Hickory and Holly Logs. Freight
paid on carloads. James Cockshot,
Charleston. S. C.
MONEY TO LEND-I am author
ized to negotiate loans on real
estate mortgages running 3 to 5 years.
Appy to Jonstone & Welch.
GEO. B. CROMER.
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
loans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars, and eight
per cent. interest on amounts less than
$1,000. Long time and easy payments.
Hunt, Hunt & Hunter,
UNTER & SANER are running, a
Isawimill aout one mile from city
on ratoLnsysbridge, and are
prepared to fill all orders for lumber.
V?ALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR
VSALE--Sixty Acres adjoining in
corporate limits of Newberry. Hig
state of cultivation. One hundredan
forty acres one and a half miles from
town. Good creek and river bottom,
fine meadows on both tracts. For in
formation apply to
G. M. B. EPTING.
or E. H. AULL.
NOTICE.-three horse farm land for
rent. Apply to Geo. Leonhirth, Hel
ORt RENT.--Store room on Main
FStreet recently occupied by W.
T. Tarrant. Possession given at once.
For terms and so forth appl to Mrs.
IR. L. Paysinger, Newberry, S. C.
IF YOU want a good pair of Shoes or
Pants, Pair & Havird will price them
To MAKE MONEY IS TO SAVE
.mone. The entire stock of furni
ture, 77 Buk's Stoves and Ranges,Car
p,Mattings, Wheeler and Wilson No.
9 bal bearing sewing machines, 1 Piano
together with articles too numerous to
mention. All to goas way down prices.
Sale commences Monday February 1st.
Terms cash, no credit given during this
sale. R. C. Williams.
IXANTED 1N EACH State sales
Tman to sell large lir.e tobaoco;
permanent position. .Central Tobacco
Works Company, Penicks, Va.
B IG CH ANCE for a man with money.
Four stores on Main Street; one
dwelling on Main Street; one dwelling
on Friend Street. One dwelling in
Hih Point all for sale cheap for cash.
a on or wre . C: WILLMAMS.