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The Movements of Many People Mi
Newberrians and Those Who
The machinery for the Electric
Laundry company is coming in, and ag,
those in charge expect to nave the rir
laundry in operation at an early on
Maj. F. W. Higgins says he forgot del
to go back to the legislature after dei
his last race, but that he is going to to
be in the next campaign. wh
Major B. B. Evans, of the Saluda
bar, was in Newberry yesterday on thc
professionl business. com
Mrs. Jno. K. Aull has returned to
from a visit to her parents, Mr. and dil
Mrs. A. S. Tompkins, in Edgefield. in
I. H. Hunt, Esq., was in Union ret
last week on professional business. im
Newberry county will soon be u - th<
ing its new court house. ter
The new First Baptist church is
rapidly nearing completion.
Mr. Andrew Fowler, of Saluda
county, was in Newberry yesterday.
Mrs. C. C. Grimke and Miss M. S. ma
Grimke, of Charleston, have been in
Newberry during the past ten days Sul
in the iaterest of Rumford's baking ves
powder. They secured many orders ou
in 'Newberry, and made many friends em
whiie here, who will always be glad wh
- to see them. They left Newberry t
yesterday for Clinton.
The C., N. &" L. iA building its
umbrella shed at the union depot.
Miss Effie Sheppard, of Edgefield, T
is the guest of Misses Lizzie and Effie
- Griffin, in Boundaryi street.
The Southern Stock company' iast
night opened a three night's engage
ment at the opera house, with the ]
presentation of ,"Her Bitter Atone- ma
2ment." The play tonight is "Wife Ch
.The mercb.ants yesterday began to tio
-fegl the i effects of the Christmas an
Tn'sh. The pretty day, after so much fri
disagreeable weat'her, was a relief to
all, and there were many', peopie in we
the city. ha
The Pomaria correspondent of The in
Herald and News says that some of sti
the roads in that section are almost
as bad as the streets of Newberry. e
-n V.'l - %P Fr
AN' ODERLY CITY.
Net a Single Case Before the Mayor on
Testerday Morning, Although ph
It Was MondIay- an
/ ' ..ur
With Christmas so near, it is some
what eremarkable that there was not be
a single case for trial before the in
mayor yesterday morning. Monday th
* iiorning is usually the time when M
Saturday and Saturday night offen- Wm
ders are dealt with, but. there were'
no Saturday law breakers to deal mi
with yesterday morning. ,co
/ MR. EDWIN C. RAY.
*Entertained at Dinner by President
-Z. P. Wright, of the Newberry
Mr. Edwin C. Ray, of New York, te:
who 'has beeni in the city last week co
on a visit to his friend Mr. Z. F. ca
* Wright, president of the Newberry th
'cotton mill, was entertained Thurs- m
day night at the 'Newherry hoitel at ex
a course dinner. The dinner was
given by President Wright and the-:e
~were some fifty or sixty gentlemen
of the city invited to be presen't. It Al
was a most enjoyable occasion and th
the dinner was served in excellent
style by Mr. Ernest Broeknian, Jr.,
proprietor of the Newberry hotel.
Mr. Ray is the selling agent of the an
Newberry cotton mills, and has many da
friends in New-berry. He 3)pends 1.2
about a' week twice a year with his ch
'friend, Presuide.nt Wright, and. this at
was one of his regular visits to our of
city. During these visits he has met mi
many of our citizens and numbers by
them now amongst' his friends. , wi
He was entertained .on Monday mi
'night at the home of Mr. JiFnn M. ch
Kinard, at which time a most ele
gant course dinner was served. A
'few of the spe.cial friends of Mr.
Kinard were invited to be present
with Mr. Ray on~ this occasion. of
Mr. Ray returned on Saturday to mli
his home in New York. His many el4
friends in Newberry will be delight- ot
ed to see him again soon. a
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While visiting at Cross Hill on
Saturday night, Mr. Jimmie Sease,
of Lexington county, lost his mule, of
the mule having got loose and stray- tre
ed off. Any information .in regard o
'to th mule wi(1 be appreciated, and me
may be sent to Mr. Sease 's uncle, cis
Mr. Pat W. Shealy, at Prosperity. Ex
The mule is a blue mare mule, pr
with sear on hoof on left hind foot. fo:
Any one finding mule will deliver to
THE SEPTIC TANKS.
. McCombs, of Washington, Has
Seen Them and Will Report to
\1r. McCombs, engineer of sewer
in the city of Washington, ar
ed in Newberry Friday morning,
request of the city council to look
o the sewerage system here and
ermine what is necessary in or
to perfect the septic tanks and
make report to city council of
at is necessary to be done.
some time ago a committee from
city council, board of health, and
nmissioners of public works went
Washington to investigate tire
ferent systems of sewerage, \and
their report to city cour*il, they
ommended that Mr. McCombs be
,ited to come here and make a
rough investigation of the sys
['he septic tank system is not en
aiy satisfactory, and for that rea
L an expert was asked to come and
qr. MeCombs made a preliminary
vey of the septic tanks, and ia-,
tigated the whole mafter thor
rhly. His conclusions he will
body in a report to city council,
ich will probably be made some
Le during this week or next week.
e Farmers Are Cheerful-Sunday
School Christmas Tree-Other
Pomaria, December 16.-The Po
ria Sunday school will have a
ristmas tree on Christmas eve. A
ing program of songs and recita
ns will be r'ndered, and a pleas
time is anticipated. All the
ends of the school are invited.
very one is glad to see the fair
ather again. 'The recent rains
re made the roads very muddy
some places almost as bad as the
eets of Newberry!
he hoine of Mr. and Mrs. B. M.
tzler was made very happy on last
iday by the arrival of a fine boy,
rhere will be meeting of the Po
ria Farmer's union at two o 'eibek
next Saturday, D'ecember 21. TIm
rtant busipiess is. to be transaeted,
d every memnber of the union is
~ed to be present.
The usual Christmas holiday will
iven by the various public schools
this community. With most of
em the holiday will begin on niext
mday, and continue at least a
The farmers generally in this comn
mity will end the year in better
dition, finaneially, thana they have
a number of y'ears past. The crops
rre, as a whole, fairly good, and
a outlook for thre coming year is
eerful and hopeful.
Taxes Slow Coming In.~
County Treasurer Epps. said yes
day that tares had be:en 1slow in
ring in, and that he wanted to
ithe attention oif tax payers to
fact that the time for the pay
nt of taxes without penalty will
pire on December 31. There is al
tys a rush during the last days,
jich can be easily~ avoided by pay
before the time draws so close.
who ean do 'so are urged to pay
ir taxes as soon as possible.
The sacred concert at the Luther
Church of the Redeemer on Sun
y evening was heard by an autdt
ice whieh completely filled the
ureh. The exeellen't program as
nounced in Th'e Herald and News
Friday was carried out, and the
isic was very thoroughbly enjoyed
all who heard it. The collection,'
iieh was taken to aid in securing
isic and equipment for the church
oir, was large.
O'Neall Lodge, K. of P.
O'Neal lodgf, No. 154, Knights
Pythias will meet on Monday
tht, December 23, when the annual
ction of officers will be held and
aer busines of importance trans
ted. Every member is urged to
Chrispnas Tree at St. Paul's.
The children's missionary seciety
St. Paul's will havec a Christmas
e at St. Paul's Lutheran church
Decmer 24, at '7 p. m. Refresh
nts will b~e served after the exer
es, and a cake walk will be given.
'erybody is eordially invited to be
asent ~nd put presents on tihe tree
e all their friends.
Interesting Discusion On the Subject
of Sending Monthly Reports to
Parents of Pupils.
The County Teachers' association
met Saturday morning at 11 o'clock
in the Boundary street school build
ing. Notwithstanding the in.lemency
of the weather, there was a fairly'
good attendance of members. Presi
dent J. S. Wheeler presided, and in
the absence of the secretary, Miss
Pinkie L. Ester, Miss Mary Lou Bow
ers acted as secretary.
Miss Mamie Swittenburg read an
excellent address advocating the
sending of monthly reports of the
pupil's progress to the parents.
Messrs. J. B. 0'N. Holloway, J. S.
Derrick, J. S. Wheeler, and S. J.
Derrick discussed, generally, the
plan of sending reports.
The following resolution was unF.
"Resolved, That in the judgment
of the Teachers' association a month
ly- report should be sent to each pu-"
pil's parents, showing the =pupil's
true standing in scholarship and de
'The discussion of the subject,
Fractions, was postponed until the
next regular meeting of the - asso
ciation, January -11, 1908.
Mr. Blease's Plan.
News and -Co5urier. -
The prohibition bill to be introduc
ed by Senator Blease, of Newberry,
has special signigeance by .reason
of- the fact; that Senator Blease di
rected the attention of the enate to
the view that the Coistitution does
not preclude the legislature from pro
viding that intoxicants- may be soll
by the drink if They be sold by state,
county or municipal officers authoriz
ed by the legislature. The-point of
Mr. Blease, as we remember it, was
t.hat the sd-called dispensary festric
tions, which outlaw the saie ofiintoxi
eants, except in the day. time.-in ori
ginal packages of ong-half pint and
over, which must not be drhnk on
the, promises of the seller' a* quali
fied and limited by the':x ord "i
eanse,". no "licenses"' being tawful
for sales unless they be so.:restriet
.d,,but that the, Constitution permits
sales by officers of the state, etc., in
"such packages and quantities"
and "under: sneh rules'an&I regula
tions" as the legislature "de.emse
The measure whioh Me G. Blia3e
proposes, as ,outlined in our New
berry dispatehes yesterday, is sim
ilar o' that Senator:0tts,. &fOGlero
liee, contemplates.-offering in so far
as it? enaets prohibition fo'r tihe state
and leaves to the counties' the 'op
tion of '''votinig in" the whiskey
traffice. At present, eodaties hav
ing the traffic must .take" affirma~
tive' action to be rid of it 'and the
history of the operation -of the Brie
law and the Carey-Cothran law has
shown this to be attended with. dif
ficulties. But Sepnator Blease's mreas
ure appears to go furdher and to des
stroy entirely the county dispens~ar
ie, transferring the sale2 of intoxi
cants to private 7individuals. The
dispensary plan has for one of its
centtr.al principles the. removal of
saie, from individuals so that the
motive for privat'e proEt be -elii
ated, the theory being that an indi
vidual -citizen, .ad a whiskey 'mer
hant, would strive more to increase
sales than would the state or the
county. This principle has not been
vindicated by experienee. The state
dispensary pushed sales energetical
ly always and multiplied' retail dis
pensaries whenever .possible, and a
similar policy, as wae have alreaay
pointed'o&ut, has been' adopted in
more -than! one county under the
county system. Ta
Without implying tht Senator
Blease's scheme should shave mn
qualified commendation in any evenV,
we think its popularity wouldebe. en
hanced were he to include not only
the option of licensed sales, but of
sales by state, counity or city offi
ials in such counties as prefer that
whiskey be sold by the drink. The
inhibition of sales' by thre drink and
of drinking on the premises has al
ways been of doubtful value a3 a re
ducer of whiskey consumption.
While it may have eliminated drink-'
ing in the town saloon, it has pro
mted drinking in alleys and seelud
ed places about town, and especially
in th'e country. The dispensary has
probably caused an enormous in
crease in rural drunkenness, the bot
tie of whiskey carried to the poun
try gathering place, and that is the
probable explanation of the dispen
sary system's faihne to show any
decrease in the number of crimes of
vicience usually attributei to intem
New York Discusses Sunday as
though it, too, were a New York
Led All His Colleagues In Bill Pass
ing in the House Last
The following from the Washing
ton correspondent of the New York
Post will be read with interest and
pleasure by Congressman Aiken's
friends and constituents. The bills
referred to do not inciue his An
derson and Greenwood public build
ing bills, which were included in the
omnibus public building bill:
"Who is the most successful bill
passer in congress?" was a query
propounded the other day to Speak
er. Cannon by an inquisitive Repres
entative. As a rule Mr. Cannon can
answer questions of thi.- kind with
out reference to reports find records,
but he admitted he was "up a
"If I had two guesses.. he said,
"I should guess Babcock, or Sullo
Mr. Babcock, of Wisconsin, was
for many years chairman of the com
mittee on the District of Columbia.
Mr. Sulloway, of New Hampshire,
is the chairman of the committee on
invalid pensions. By reason of hold
ing these chairmanships Mr. Bab
cock and Mr. Sulloway had : many
ealls on- their time from persons out
side their respective districts, and it
was natural that the Speaker should
have selected them as the members
who would be shown by the records
as charged with: the passage of
Mr. Cannon did not make a good
guess, for it appears that. Represen
tative Wyatt Aiken, of Abbeville, S.
C., led ali his colleagues, in. bill pass
ing last winter. Mr. Aiken is .a De
Mocrat, and, naturally, is "agin the
administration." Thirty bills .in.tro
duced by him passed both ranehes
of the Repub ian Coggr la'st
winter and gvera signed by a Repub
ican President. Mg. Aiken:: never
held political office until his election
to congress four years ago. Ha has
not been acti+e in the congressional
debates and probably not one of his
colleaguas is. aware :of his. success in
securing the. enaetment of bills -in
which he is interested. None of the
hirty Aiken bills is a mneasure j
large public concern, most of them
iliing private bills, or bills of spe.
clal interest- to the third distriet of
South Carolina. Nin'e of them 1pro.
vide for ..the' building.of bridges over
South Carolina navigable streams.
Representative Don C. Edwards,
of E'entueky, was a close second t
Mr. Aikeln. Twenty-niDe mea-dres
introduced by Mr. FEdwards fgund
their way last winter to the staYdes
of the United States. 3(r. Edwards
is a Republican The Fifty-nintb
congress was his first appeamee ini
Washington as a national ''awmalk
Messrs. .Aiken and Edwairds com
pletely outelassed veterans and lead
en~ like Speaker Cannon' and Repres
ehtative Payne, Dla-zell, Williams,
and Clark. Only nine 1of Mr. Dal
ziPs bills became laws last .winter.
Reresentative Pgayne, the Republi.
an floor leader, had twenty-one of
his bills favorably reported, four
teen of which became laws. Johr
Sharp Willias3n, the minority lead.
zr, succeeded in having five of his
bils pass 'both houses gndl ieeeive
executive approval. ide bills offer
e3 by Mr. Williams 'were favorably
reported from comimittces. .Sever
bills fathered by Champ Clark be
amne laws, while thirte'en of Mr
Cannon's' measures. *ere approved
by both branches of- congress and the
Representative Brownlow of Ten
nessee, introduced more bills in the
lat .congress than any tother mem
ber.of the body. In the first ses
sion of thlat congress hea proposed~
nearly 400 bills, and in the second
session he offered about fifty more
Most of the Brownlow bilis .were
private pension measures.
Only two bills introdue'ed in the
Fifty-ninth congress by Represen.ta
tive. Bourke Cockraa were enacted
Representative Sulloway, who, the
peaker thought, might lead the list
had twenty-four of his bills - passed
last winter. Fourteen of Represen
tative Babcock's bills. became laws
Representative Jenkins, of Wiseon
sin, chairman of the committee or
the judicidry, had ten bills favor
ably reported, but only two of then
passed the house.
Several years ago a critic of con
ress divided the members into twc
cases, namely, ''those who do,'
and ''those wvho dine.'' This classi
fiction is not accurate or just, bul
it, would appear that those who' are
most prominent in the public eye,
in the debates, and in the. fra me~
o.f legislatioin are not the men whc
ca measur their success as law
makers by the number of thelt biils
that run the gauntlet of Congression
al and Executive approval.
MR. SPEES ILL. ]
Suffered a Stroke of Paralysis at
the Union Depot on Saturday.
In Critical Condition.
While at the union station on
Saturday at about midday, Mr. L
M. Spoers suffered a stroke of par-if
alysis in his left side, and sine that
time has been critically ill at his
home in Nance street. Yesterday
morning his condition was reported
to be not any better, and serious
fears were entertained in regard to (
his recovery. There were many anx- ]
ions inquiries as to his, condition.]
and the news from his bedside was
saddening alike to all.'
Several gentlenreen standing on
the platform at the depot on Satur
day noticed Mr. Speers approaching
and - they saw "he was not himself.
Being alarmed, they asked him how
he felt, and he rep~ied that he did
not feel well. He thought, at the
tim"- be was suffering prom vertigo.
A earriage was called and he Was
taken to his home, and mdcal at- 1
ten fion was had im ediately.
Mr. Speers- had not been uncon
seion= up until yesterday. The pgr
alysic was in his Ift side,. and his
left leg was also affected, though1
not so much so as his, side. His
tonce was aiso sogwhat .ffected.
Mr. Speer, iK oe:f lwherry's
niost respected and substahtial citi
zens. and has hosts f'riends among
voung and old, wi Tare -opi that
his Condition- will ..?eei1y' improV.,
and his health be .,ily retored":
Mr. Speers' crondition' was repof- .
ed to be. soraewhatetter yesterday
eImportan t veryone ;
The. 'exhibit t#sting fire resistn'
materials, paints,' te ,A t was ad-"
vertised for. Saturday, last,. Wea.
a house would be;Se tq i-fire that had
been painted, .geo Nt uei
ready, -and is to t pa TNeay
in front of courtEuse ,at 2..-p. m:
fThese mateiialk , as Gibraltar
are . mandfactu e at harleston, .
C., by Sonthdi -rt Pain t: and'
Roofing C'C, on iO>y ~ barry
Hardware no, ai~i~v eiplusie
sale in thsneini ? I
The lodge will 3nee at.7.30 41is
evening under, spefaagaispensatiQn
granted by. tfriandShan ellor..
third 'rank/will beigivn N ~l
kniown youngme ~oiA
so,. the annual C I!~3 ofcr
will take plee. tdaW
.The Press of'a or 'a ot)ie
northern eit ies,0 Ohreet Nofl
and Columbia paes~ speak very
comnplimntarily o~ the ezhbit #iven
by T. A. Gould, manager Southern
Gibraltar Paint a4 Roofing Ci,d'
testing with f ir(raltar Paints.
t 2:16 Tuesdy, .De.1,' heg
a house on,fire idfront of ebir
house.. All Jol or.d0t,
/Adventised ers /
Lett'ers remainfg 69t@Rs'ofc
at New'berry, S. C., fo eek"endbng
Dcembrer 14, 19O7
B-M. F. Bar8feld. ' .$
C-Eir. WE B. Oha1~ y
*D-Miss Prince Da
F-Mr. M. F. Fishxer.
J-Miss Ellen Jone.
LMiss Mary Lyles,. Mr. i'~a
P-Mrs. Fannie4 Petties,r
S-Mrs. N. C. Smith, 3r. 0
Slih, Mrs. Mattie &ibei-.I
*-Ms Mitie Tomipkins, ili
W-4Mr. Jno. H. We.sley, r. so
G. White, Miss Viola' Whitner'
-Persdns calling ifor these ~lettfers
will please say- that they 'were adver
Chas. J. Purcell,. P. M.
Again we invite .the press, b
clergy, ladiesj children, pfessors,
police, fire -l es' architects, build
ers, contraeQl,, hEardwaire- and paint
dealers, and everyone from Misouri
who wants to be shoQwn how Gibral
tar Paints protect buildings from
ie. Tuesdsy, Dee. 17, 2;15 p. m.g e
show you~ by setting' a hiouse and
oter exhibits in fire. T 2hese goods
are mnanniactured bj7' Southern (fib
raltar Paint and Rbofing -Co. of
Charleston, and are 'on sal~ here by
Nwberry Hardware Co.'
The Norfolk Landmark 'sutter.'
anes rea4 as th<ugh~ it were a Northx
Carolina fugitive-Ne8ws and Connier
Seretary Taft will find his;.boom
ias hus ty as .ever in Charleston.
News and Courier.
The Local Ea!k*.
feat .. ..", .. .. .. .., 9 to 12
lams .. .. .... .... .. 16 to 1s
3est Lard .... 13
3est N. O. Molasses .. ... 60 to 70
xood M. O. Molasses .. .. 35 to 40
orn .. 85
gIeal ... .. ... .. 8
kixed Chicken Food .... 90
aay .......... ....1.35 to 1.50
Est Patent Flour ..- ....5.00 to 5.25
ind Patent Flour ......4.50 to 4U6
lood Ordinary Flour....3.50 to L0
gar .... .... .... .. 51
Riee .. .. ...... ... 5to.8 14
~offee Roasted .... .. ... 15
7offee, Green .. .. .. ..1 to 20
,ottoh Seed m .. .. . 1.
Eggs.... .. .. .. .. .. 20
Poultry.. ... .. .. .. 10e. lb.
Newberry Cotton Marke
Corrected By Nat Gist.
&iddEing- .... .. .. ...11.
aood Midding ......... .11 1-8
5triet Middlg- . .. ...1 4
I CENT AWORD
go advertisement taken for less:
han 25. cents.
ARLOAD OF HOGS this 6we ..
Cafl upon W. R. Lominaak, Jas: Ft
'-Todd or J. C. Satple:
*0e e pawer4f1 colora 8o1r E
Andersn10c Sg goe
2000 pouads Chrstmas e ?ad
31(3&DUM' RWEE E 3~
pr~etty in of Cle ' ern'
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B i.i. g -and see
R -Wook S
trade, your 10sity $5 er~
andt expense- to strt or
EsHn$ng igar o T
Ingersoll Watches -1.00.
Mayes' .Booi 5t.
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Tny Ser & 3ic~lis o
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stnogrdapy ms. otafraid
dnersen 10c. rt
monpth aepe hne yoeerttb
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Tae SAL-0 Por0us.
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