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NEW LIGHTING PLANT.
City Council Accedes to Proposition
Of Commissioners of Pub
City council, at its meeting held
Wedneslay night, acceded to the re
quest of the commissioners of public
works that the town execute notes for
indebtedness to be incurred by the
commissioners of public works in im
proving the electric lighting service of
Newberry, said notes to be met by
the commissioners out of the earn
ings of the plant.
The resolutior adopted by city
council is as follows:
"Resolved, That the mayor be au
thorized to execute notes to the
amount of $4.700 to be made payable
in two equal annual payments at six
per cent. interest per annum. said in
debtedness to be incurred on account
of, and at the request of the board of
commissioners of public works of
Newberry for the purpose of replac
ing the present electric lighting plant
of Newberry with a larger and more
"This resolution is adopted with
the understanding that the said board
of commissioners agree to pay said
notes when due.
"It is further resolved that it is the
sense of this council that the present
electric system be sold and th'e pro
ceeds be applied to the payment of
The proposition of the comission
ers to which council acceded was pub
lished in full at the time it was made.
The commissioners, after calling at
tention to the fact that the present
plant is seriously overloaded and re
quires immediate attention, stated:
"With an enlarged new up-to-date
electrical equipment and an engine.
we are positive that we can serve the
city and all our present patrons with
much better service at at lease $.ooo a
year less expense. as well as enabling
the board to increase the present
number of lights very materially, and
with this increased lighting increase
the revenue therefrom." The com
missioners concluded with the follow
ing proposition to council: "That if
you will authorize the board to make
these purchases and will give the
manufacturers from whom we are to
buy this equipment sucli security as
they require that we will, out of the
income from the sale of water and
lights. make the cash payment and
guarantee to meet each time payment
with the interest thereon as they be
come due. This debt can be paid in
three years or possibly sooner and
the sooner this equipment is install
ed the sooner will the city of New
berry be placed, as regards its pub
lic works, on a'n equal footing with
any other towi, in the state. and the
sooner will the rates be lowered and
the debt for the same be paid."
The whole matter simply amounts
to the cruncil standing good for the
debi and the commissioners paying
the notes out of their earnings as the.
notes become due, and getting the
newv lighting plant now, instead of
waiting until the commissioners have
accumulated sufficient money to pur
chase the new plant.
The commissioners will make a
cash payment of $x.goo out of the
amount on hand.
Mr. Edw. R. Hipp has an acre of
land in the city' wh*ich he has brought
to a higzh state of clutivation and
on which he see::r,' an extraordi
naril h i ' ld la'. year.
Th r.- !r': : ii 'fne acre con
M\-. I. \V. Sanders and Mlr. .I.hn
\.Rcpp wr! f:'ra'h a :ir.t cla-s har
day. .Tu; 5. the dayt of the c''apain
meeitrg at that place. The price for
dinnerl( will he .;o centS for menl and(
rcent'- ror women.
Mr. John A. Nichols and Mr. T. M.
Mills will furnish a first class cue at
Younngs Grove on Saturday. July 9.
the day of the farmers' institue to
be held at Prosperity by the authori
+;es of le mson collee.
The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Miss Kitty Pitts. of Selma, Ala., is
visiting Miss Sara Spearman.
Mr. L. G. Erskridge is visiting rela
tives in Shelby. N. C.
'Mr. G. T. Reid. of Chappells, was
in Newberry on Wednesday.
Mr. I. H. Boulware went to Honea
0. L. Schumpert. of Newberry, is
in the city.-Greenville News, 3oth.
Capt. W. S. Langford spent last
night in Columbia.
Miss Carrie Mayes is visiting the
family of Dr. E. C. Conner. at Green
Miss Sara Rawl, who has been vis
iting relatives in Columbia, returned
Mrs. M. E. Lake and Miss Lola
Lake I 't yesterday for a visit to rela
tives at Plains. Ga.
Mr. W. J. Holloway. Jr., left yes
terday for an extended trip to the
Mr. R. H. Greneker. who has been
in Laurens for some time past; is in
Miss Odalite Johnstone has return
ed from an extended visit to relatives
and friends in Columbia.
Mr. T. M. Neel has returned to
Nashville after spending several days
among relatives and friends here.
Col. 0. L. Schumpert has been in
Spartanburg this week in attendance
upon the court there.
Misses Maggie and Myrtle Mat
thews are in the city the guests of
Mrs. James F. Epting.
Mrs. 0. McR. Holmes and chil
dren have-returned home from a visit
to relatives in Atlanta.
Congressman Wyatt Aiken, of Ab
beville. has been spending severai
days in Newberry this week.
Mr. Jesse Salter has returned to
Athens. Ga.. after spending some
time at hif home here.
Miss Florence Bowman, of Char
leston. is visiting the family of her
brother. Mr. C. A. Bowman.
Miss Marguerite Cromer left on
Wednesdav for Rock Hill to attend
the state summer school.
Misses Aline and Leone Stork. of
Columbia. came to Newberry on
Tuesday on a visit to Mrs. Nannie
Misses Ella Moose and Ora Fisher,
who have been visiting Misses Mag
gie and Myrtle Matthews, in the
countv. have returned to their home
at Mt. Pleasant. N. C.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The board of supervisors of regis
tration will not meet on the first
Monday. it being the Fourth of Jtuly.
Solicitor Sease is moving among
his constituents gaining ground in
his candidacy for solicitor. Union
eunty for Sease.-Union Times.
A telephone mesage from Prosperi
ty ye..terday aftern oon stated that
:h lting the contract for the
-wsel bridge over Saluda river
D ie con'.fe nce. lwv
Embra Suda School has been
chaned tor f.or'lci the mgorn
ing. Dr. George B. Cromer has been
elected superintendent in place of
Mr. Tohn C. Gnogn resigned.
A Good Amount of Money to be
Turned Loose by Newberry
A good amount of money will be
turned loose in semi-annual dividends
by enterprises in Newberry county
The amount in th, -ty will be $25,
500, as follows:
The Newberry Cotton mills, four
per cent. on a capital of $400.ooo
The National bank, four per cent.
on a capital of $i5o.ooo-$6,ooo.
The Newberry Savings bank. 3%
per cent. on a capital of $50.ooo-$1,
The Commercial bank. 3V per cent.
on a capital of $50,00o-$1,750.
The Newberry Land and Security
company and other enterprises. will
declare dividends during the month.
The Bank of Prosperity will de
flare a semi-annual dividend of three
per cent. on a capital of $25,00
The Prosperity Oil mill will de
:lare an annual dividend of 3 per cent.
n a capital of $2.ooo-$i.6oo.
The amount throughout the county
vill pe very materially increased in a
short time by enterprises which have
:nly recently been established, and
hich, while they are succeeding,
iave not yet been in existence long
enough .o justify declaring a divi
lend. And, as stated. several other
enterprises do not declare their divi
lends just at this time.
The Mollohon Mill.
The regular annual meeting of the
;tockholders of the Mollohon mill
,as held in the city hall council
hamber Tuesday morning. The presi
lent. Mr. G. W. Summer, read a report
;howing that the mill was in a satis
actory condition, and the present
oard of directors was re-elected.
They are Messrs. D. H. Wheeler. C.
E. Summer. G. WV. Summer. Jas. N.
,cCaughrin. Z. F. Wright, E. B. Wil
)ur. S. M. Milligen. Jas. McIntosh,
Immediately after the meeting of
he stockholders a meeting of the di
-ectors was held and the following
>fficers' were re-elected: President
d treasurer. G. W. Summer; vice
>resident. general manager and sup
rintendent. E. B. Wilbur; secretary,
. F. Wright. ,
The mill has been.doubled within
:he past ycar and more than doubled
n capital. the capital stock being in
:reased from $200.000 to S5oo-ooo
he mill is now one of the best
!quipped anywhere in the country in
ts line of work and has been and
s doing successful work.
Gentlemen of The Jury.
The following jurors have been
rawn for the approaching term of
:he court of common pleas for New
erry county. which convenes July
L. C. Troutman.
John Y. Ray.
J. A. B,oland.
E. L. Sease.
E. L. Griffin.
S. S. Cunningham.
J. M. Tomlinson.
Albert K. Smith.
W. S. Atchison.
Howell ML Henry.
John A. Eddy.
Hlenry C. Longshore.
J. Burr Conely.
C. F. I .athian.
.awtx .n S. l.ong.
W. L. Kiler.
Kh C . ull .
Sir W Hrbet il iv br
tn. A.~ fis-ls in e a e
THE SUMMER SCHOOL.
Complte Roll Of Those Who Are
There is a good attendance at the
summer schol for the teachers of
Newberry county now being held in
the Boundary street graded school
building. The work has been very
successful and promises to be suc
Following is a roll of those who
are in attendance: Misses Maggie
Baker. Beulah Banks. Gertrude
Bobb. Janie Chalmers. Adele Dun
bar. Leona Epting. Olive Feagle,
Eunice Gideon, Lillian Glenn, Helen
Hunter,. Minnie Havird. Annie Hig
gins. Eugenia Hill. Ruby Holloway,
Sallie Kibler, Carrie Kilgore. Clara
Langford. May Langford, Teddie
Maybin. Essic Moore, Carrie Mayes,
Julia Paisley. Saidie Pearson, An
nie Riser. Eula Teague, Minnie Wal
lace. Myrtle Werts, Pearl West,
Oehlese Williamson. Carolyn Crom
er. Mildred Simmons, Mesdames
Jane Long. Isabel St. Amand, and
IMessrs. M. D. Fulmer. E. B. Hall
man and J. 1. Johnson.
Banks Will Close.
The approaching Fourth of July
promises to pass off very quietly in
Newberry. In fact,'it now appears
that it will be quieter here than on an
ordinary day. for the county cam
paign opens at Whitmire on that day
and the candidates will be there and
some of the Newberry people will at
The banks will close and the post
office will observe Sunday hours.
Not the Boll Weevil.
Section D;rector Bauer, of Colum
bia, in his report issued Wednesday on
crop conditions prevailing through
out the state, referred to the alarm
which has been occasioned throughout
the state on account of the report
from Newberry 'that the cotton in
certain seations of this county is be
ing destroyed by something resemb
ling the boll weevil. Mr. Bauer
stated that this was the boll worm,
which gets in its work every year in
the state to a greater or less extent.
His work, while destructive, is not
as greatly destructive as that of the
the weevil by far.
Farmers' Oil Mill.
The brick work on the main'build
ing for the Farmers' Oil Mill has
been completed and the gin house is
about completed. The roofing is
yet to be put on and the machinery
installed. The machinery is expected
in the course of a week or ten days
and the officers of the mill think
they will have the building ready to
receive it. They are confident that
they will be ready for the first cotton
of the new season. A sidetrack will
be built from the main line of the
Southern just above the junction of
the two roads.
Criminatly Reckless Shooting.
Mr. E. C Hutchison's residence,
in Brooklyn was struck by one of
several bullets which were fired in
its direction on Monday night about
II:30 o'clock by Will Carter, a ne
gro. The bullet struck and lodged
in the weatherboarding of the dining
room. about four or five feet above
the floor. Mr. Hutchison wvas not
able to see who w~as niring the shots
n .\''nday night. but on Tuesdayx the
arre-t was made by Police~main Koon
and(l the. negro wvas broughti bef.ore
.\iavor L-'arh ardt and C' 1emnce "'
1we' c.ha:rges. reci.klessly l shotixng a
Fcr Rxie Compaxny
le,-' be. of x.reatt bene:ctt to the comn
munitv and if '1nce ?airly started
would probably he a -ucces.
Editor A. B. Cargile, of the Saluda
Standard. was in Newberry yester
THE RURAL ROUTES.
Congressman Aiken Has Secured
24 During His Two Years
I i,n. Wyatt Aiken. of Abbeville,
who repre.,ents the Third district in
congress. has been sp'ending several
davs in Newberry this week.
Congressman Aiken is. now serv
ing his first term in the national
house of representatives. Since he
has been in office he has done some
good and effective work for this dis
trict. He has been especially active
in the matter of securing better mail
facilities for the rural districts. When
Mr. Aiken went to- congress there
were sixty-nine rural free delivery
routes in this district. Today there
are ninety-three, an increase of twen
tv-four, secured in two years by Mr.
Another route is soon to be sfart
ed from Blairs. in Fairfield county,
which while it starts in the Fifth
district will serve principally the
Third district and Newberry county.
The route, starting at Blairs, will take
in the Maybinton, Glymphville and
Keitt sections of this county.
A Farmers' Institute will be held
at Prosperity on Saturday, July 9.
Speeches will be delivered by the fol
lowing professors of Clemson col
lege: Dr. G. E. Nesom, veterinarian;
Prof. C. C. Newman, horticulturist;
Prof. F. S. Shiver, chemist.
The Newberry Library.
All members of the Library as
sociation will bear in mind that the
hours during the summer months will,
be from 4.30 to /.30, Monday and
At present there are nearly 400
choice books'in ihe library, a num
ber having come in during last week
from delegates who attended the Fed
eration. The annual dues are only
one dollar a year. If anyone wishes
to join only temporarily he may do.
so by paying 15 cents a month.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
society of the Central Methodist
church will meet at Mrs. George D.
Davenport's. Monday afternon, July
4th. at 5 o'clock. A full attendance
Mrs. E. Cavenaugh,
Miss Mattie Sloan left last week
for her home in Newberry. Her
work in our school has been of the
best. and any teacher who manifests
the real. heart-felt interest in h.er
work that Miss Mattie Sloan does is
sure to have many and enlarged fields
of usefulness opened before her.-Sa
[ HEREBY ANNOUNCE MY
a candidate for Magistrate for No.
10 township and pledge myself to
bide the rules of, the Democratic
party C. L. Wilson.
MONEY TO LEND-Long time;
8 per cent.! easy terms. John
stone & Cromer.
BEAUTIFUL SOUVENIRS FROM
the Gulf of Mexico. I gathered
them at the Gulf. Magnificent spec
imn 5cents each. Stamps or
Silver. Ad Ilress: A. Forrest
Conts. Tlamp)a. Fla.
ONEY TO LOAN-WVe negotiate
lans ont improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand do!lars, and eight
nr cent. interest on amounts less
han Sr.noo. Long time and easy
paments. !Ilunt. Hunt & Hunter.
LOTS FOR SALE---O Saturday.
P :maria. we will otter
he. hii.hest bidder for
ii. C. Hlo!!way
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C., N.. & L. Depot.