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XPMSONAL AN OTHERWISE
1ovements of Newberrians and Tho,
Who Visit Newberry and Oth
Th, Rev. L. M. Kuhus aid
brother. John A. Kuhus., now <
Omaha, Neb.. are making a tour <
the world. Dr. J. M. Kibler. a elas
mate of Rev. L. M. Kuhidus in Nev
bery college, received a card fro
Mr. Kuhus dated Shanghai, Chin
Dr. James M. Johnson, after spen<
ing the holidays with his parents, M
and Mrs. William Johnson, has r
turned to his duties at Johns Ho]
kins university, Baltimore, Md.
Hon. C. C. Featherstone, of Lau
ens, filled the morning hour of se
vice at the A. R. P. ehureh in th
city on last Sunday. He was heai
by an attentive audience, his then
County Treasurer Jno. L. Epps wi
confined to his home yesierday wit
Several Sales Made by Master Yei
terday-Several Town Lots
Th- following sales were made b
the master yesterday:
Spehl v. Spelil the following lot;
Lot 1 to Marry A. Spehl for $580
Lot 3 to Mary A. Spehld f(
Lot 4 to Mary A. Spehl fc
Lot 5 to Mary A. Sphel fc
Lot 6 to F. R. Hunter for $51.0
Lot 7 to Mary A. Spehl for $60.0(
Lot 8 to S. S. Langford for $102.0(
Lot 9 to W. K. Sligh for $53.00.
Lot 10 to W. K. Sligh for $73.0(
Lot 11 to T. C. Pool for $65.00.
Lot 12 to T. C. Pool for $55.00.
Lot 13 to T. C. Pool for $60.00.
Lot 14 to T. C. Pool for $80.00.
Nichols, executor vs. Hawkins, si
.ares to W. S. Hawkins for $120.00.
Boozer vs. Goodman, executor, 11
acres to Oscar Johnson for $1650.01
Kinard, executor, vs. Gussie EpI
ing, et al, 50 acres to E. D. Rieharc
son for $450.00.
O'Nea1 Lodge, K. of P.
At a meeting of O 'Neall lodge, N<
154, Knights of Py:thias, the follo"
ing officers were .ehosen for the et
.C. C.-B. B. Leitzsey.
V. C.-Cannon G. Blease.
P-relate-P. F. Baxter.
M. A.-J. H. Chappell.
M. W.-E. L. Hayes.
.M. F.-Fred. H. Dominick.
M. E.-Cole. L. Blease.
K. of R. S.-Fred. H. Dominick.
L. G.-M. M. Satterwhite.
0. G.-Geo. W. Reid.
Finance Committee-E. Lee Haye
P. F. Baxte.r, Ca.nnon G. Blease.
At the Church of the Redeemer.
The Rev! William Bowman Aull, c
China Grove, N. C., occupied the pu
pit in the Lutheran Church of the R
deemer on Suinday morning. TI
Rev. Mr. Aull is pastor of St. Marl
-Lutheran church, in China Grove. I.
is a native of th'is county, but lau
lived in Greenwood county. Hk 1s
graduate of Newberry college in ti
class of 1897, and the city of Newbe
rv is his second home.
Mr. Aull's sermon on Sunds
morning was strong and forefi
Taking 'his text from the 68th at
69th verses of the sixth chapter<
John, he sought to impress upon i
hearers the necessity of accepting ti
whole gospel, and no.t simply su<
parts as suited their fancy or conve:
. ence. There are parts that are M.:
to obey, he said. but every part w;
the word of God, and an acceptal'
of its tru.ths and obedience to
commands was the only means wher
by man could be saved. He laid et
phasis upon the fact .that God di
not need us, but we need God.
The Rev. Mr. Aull held the elo
attention of his hearers through~
Following the sermon the new
elected officers were installed by t
pastor, the Rev. Edward Falenwidt
Death of Mrs. Lizzie Taylor.
Mrs. Lizzie Taylor, of Prosperil
died suddenly on Saturday nigh.t
Before her marriage Mrs. Tay1
was Miss Lizzie Aull, a daughter
the late Mr. William C. Aull- S
is survived by her husband. sevet
children, two brothers--Messrs. Ge
B. and Ad-am L. Aull, and two siste>
Mrs. Cromer and Mrs. J. M. Werts.
Besides the death of the parents
Mrs. Taylor her death is the first
occur in the immediate family cir
although the youngest child is 3n
moer fifty-two years of age.
THE ANDERSON TRIP.
W Things Learned by a Member of The
Civic Association Who Was in
is Think of ridini on a car for miles
>f up one streeit and down another in a
>f town noted for its hills. and in not
I- one place seeing the least unevennes
r-between street and sidewalk! A New
m beiriin can scarecly believe that sui
a. a condition is possible. But, seeing
i- is believing; and in a town, too, that
r. is not so very much larger than our
e- own. Is there one street in New ber
,- ry where a shelving sidewalk does not
meet the eye-a condition for con
r stant repairing and equally as con
r stant tumbling in? But how can we
is remedy this blemish? Anderson was
d worse, once upon a. time. What have
they done? The only thing that will
remedy matters. The city council
L has employed a competent city en
h gineer, under whose direct supervis
ion the street overseer works. The
effect is marvelous. And until New
berry does the same thing, there will
be no lasting improvement in our
On an economic basis purely, would
not this constant tearing up and put
ting down, pay for the services of a
v first-class engineer-one admIristra
trion trying to rectify the mistakes
of another? The engineer in Ander
-son is a. man who thoroughly under
stands his business, and his salary is
$1,200 a year.
A; for a wagon yard. Anderson has
r solved that problem for us. also-one
acre, two blocks from the square,
r rented at $60 a year. Isn't there a.
public spirited citizen in our town
0 who will offer us a piece of land, un
). desirable for building purposes, at
). similar cost? Some Anderson peo
ple "kicked" about ehanging court
). square from a bone yard into a thing
of beauty, and of course this habit
of many Newberrians will assert it
self immediately on such steps being
taken. But like the. Anderson kick
x ers, they will be hearty supporters of I
the change in a year or two. From
0 our public square this unhitching
). and feeding of teams must sooner or
- later go, and the sooner we arrange
for this the better.
As to ga.rbage cans. In front of
every place of business is a'ean hold
ing perhaps two-thirds as much as
our cans. Not a box or barrel is al
lowed on the sidewalk. Who pays
for ,these cans~? The conceil has an
enforced ordinance requiring every
business house to pay the exact cost
of one of these ea.ns, $2.50. The Civic
association has authority to put a
can wherever there is not one, and
the council sees that the owner pays
for it. A box or barrel is at once re
por,ted to the authorities, and it d'is
IStanding on the veranda of the Ho
tel Chiquola, with these beautifully
,clean streets in every direction, the
question naturally was, how are they
kept so? It was very practically an
swered in a few minutes. Coming
Sdown a street could be seen a man
*pushing what at first appeared to be a
Speculiar looking garbage can on
Swheels. As we waitch him all is ex
e plained. He has a shovel, rake, etc.,
s and, after the earts -have emptied the
' arbage cans in the mornina- and
hauled away all heavy debris, it is his
Iduty to go through the
streets of the business section all day
~long, gathering up every thing from
sidewalk and street. Strange to say,*
he moved in a hurry, too, as if he
L knew the health officer had an eye
~ on him.
Did we see any hitching posts any
is where near the business section?
e Sueh a thing in Anderson? Never!
h Do they allow horses hitched in front
Sof their ho,tel to a telephone or elke
d trie ligh-t post ? Anderson, like other
~towns we know, has an ordinance
prohibiting such, and appearances in
5dicate that her ordinances are not
e- dead letters.
"~ The council about two years ago re
6 ,nested the Civie association there to
take charge of all improvements in
e the cemetery. giving to it the total
aincome from the sale of lots. There is
no more beautiful spot in the town
Iv .than this City of the Dead. with its
I parked drive;, thousands of nareis
.. sus and other bulbs in glorious pro
fusion among the grass.
Of the nine cotton mills several
were visited, and the authorities
there, too, are keeping: pace in beau
tifying their surroundings. Not a
rIfence was to be seen around any of
fthese mills. nothing to obstruct the
o view of the pretty grass plots, the
he symmetrical wvalks, etc. The beds of
alnnas and caldushad been coy
0- ered for the winter. A noticea.ble at
traction was the growing of' Virginia
creepers over these m-ill offices, and
fin many cases over the main b)uilding.
to When object lessons like these are
- held up before the people of the mill
a villages, -it goes without saying that
THE RED MEN. S
More Than a Hundred New Mcmberi Rei
Taken In-Officers Elected For
At the neeting of Berzell .b No. j
20. Improved One Redl llehld Sil
on ThnrslaY night and coin: d no- bar
til last 1night. it ben imnpossibl to eit
do the work in one night., 'ore nel"
members were taken in iia.1 at any WN
former meeting of any ordcr in New- Go
berry, and it is doubtful if th record Gei
has bee'n surprassed in S'uth (ai- Co
olina. More than eighty were taken wit
in on Thursday night, and about. thir- vid
tv were to take the degress 1a- ni!it, ing
making more than one a-no!rel nexn or
members with whom to start off the hal
New Year. Bergell was -ar,ady a Stc
very strong tribe. To,
A pleasant feal are of the ev'enhin ers
was the presentation to Mr. Otto da3
Klettner, the-pver-faithful keepr ofI nat
records, and a devoted Red Man. of 27t
a handsome Bible, as a token of the Iai
tribe 's appreciation of his services. Wi
The presenta-tion was made by Great ma:
Representative Cole. L. Blease. ret
After the meeting Great Repres- I
entative Blease presented the mem- fas
bers a barrel of apples, which were Toi
very much enjoved after the long .91c
session, running well into the New tur
The following officers were elected co
for the ensuing six months. seq
Prophe.t-E. L. Rodelsperger. bon
Sachem-Cannon G. Blease. I
Senior Sagamore-O. 0. Smith.
Junio: Saoa.mnore-R. P. Franklin. To,
Chief of Records-Otto Klettner. bol
Keeper *of Wampum-P. F. Baxtet. I not
Death of Mrs. Mary C. Harris. bY
Mrs. Mary C. Harris. mother of the
Mr. W. Pinckney Harris, died at the the
home of her son in No. 2 townshipo 'oi
Thursday evening, December 31st. waU
1908, aged 71 years. She had been i To'
ill for more than one year from a NYe
complication of troubles.
Mrs. Harris was Miss Mary C. Liv- est
ingston before har marriage which pei
took place in 1860, and she died inl has
th-e same neighborhood where she wh,
was born, never having lived any oth- ing
er place. She was a member of the $46
A. R. P. ehurch. One son and three j
grandchildren survive her, one child wa
having died many years ago.- To'
The funeral services were held at NXe'
the home of her son and she was bu- 3
red in the fantiIy graveyard near her at
home. Sh-e is greatly missed by the am
relatives she leaves behind, and they bee
have the sympathy of their friends res
and neighbors. inti
Members Mt. Olivet Church.
The members of Mt. Olivet Luther- si
an church are earnestly requeisted to
attend a congrega.tionlal meet ing onC.
the :3rd Sunday in January for tira On
purpose of electing officeers. Six ela-Ei
ers and four' deacons. ,
Every member is urged to be pres- a
ent and all who cannot come will snav
please auth3rize some one to e a
their ballots for them.
By order of the council..
Woodmen of the World. me
The Woodmen of the World w~ill sta
'furnih a supper consisting of oysters a9
and fish in .the W. 0. W. building ata
Little Mountain. on .January the 8th o
commening at 6 o'clock p. m. ne
The followi~ng program has been ar- .
Music by string band.
Welcome Address-Dr. Jno. M. of
Address by Mr. Jno. C. Aull, Po- th(
maria, S. C. mih
Address by Mr. Jas. A. Summer- Cei
sett Columbia, S. C.
Address by Hon. Cole. L. Blease, th~
Newberry, S. C. lex
The public is cordially invited to pa:
be present and enjoy themselves on. th~
eple to do likewise.
Saee forbids even a mention of $2
Court Square with its magnificent ho
ron founmtain, or the Plaza. with its artn
grcealycurved walks. it rs th<
-all a fit setting~ for the handsome to'
Confederate monument in the centre; 10
of the beautifully kept yards and
handsome residences; of the Carne-- th
ie library or~ the hospital. But all ab
these things have naturally followed Si
in the wake of -the spirit fostered by St
the few women composing their Ci:.ie tre
Recently a commi.ttee from Abbe-vi
vlle visited Anderson on a tour of th:
.iesti2ation. The result is they do
ccuncil have joined most heartily in an
.hheir plans, and the work of p)arkling e
Abbeville 's public square is pragtical- in
l complete. Will the citizens and wi
.une of wbaer be behind Ab- -ed
[NKTNG FUND COMMISSION.
)ort to Newberry Delegation Show
ing Work of Commission for
)\lo\in. is t he report oL the
rv county 1 o Ne wberry 's reprei
at ives in the general as-sembly:
Ion. Alan Johnstone, Hon. C. T.
he, Hon. Arthur Kibler and Hon.
Ifrey Harmon, Mmbers of thei
ieral Assembly for Newberry
,mty.-Gentlemen: In accordance
h the provisons of an "Act to Pro
2 for the Appointment of a Sink
Fund Commission for Newberry,
Number One Township; Menden
1, or Number Eight Township;
ney Battery, or Number Nine
vnship. and to Prescribe its Pow
and Duties,'" approved the 24th
of February, 1908, the officers
aed in the said Act met on the
h day of February, 1908, and or
dized by the election of J. Monroe
eker, county supervisor, as chair
i, and Fred. H. Dominick as see
he commission found that there
due and owing by Number One
vnship for C., N. & L. R. R. bonds.
.000, $5.000 of which will not ma
a until Jan. 1, 1913. Of these
ds, $2,000 has been retired by the
imission, which resulted in a.con
uent saving of interest on these
ds of $120.00 per annum.
'he commission found that there
(Ie and owing by Number One
vship for C.. N. & L. R. R.
as. $15.000. $5.000 of whieh will
mature until Jan. 1. 1911. Of
,e bonds. $5.600 has been retired
the commission, which resulted in
consegnent saving of interest on
e bonds of $336.00 per annum.
'he commission found that there
due and owing by Numb-er One
rship for Augusta. Edgefield and
vberry R. R.. (commonly known
Cs.) bonds $34,000, bearing inter
at the rate of seven per centum.
annum. Of these bonds, $6,600
been retired by the commission,
ech resulted in the consequent sai
of interest on these bonds of
2.00 per annum.
he commission found that there
due and owing by Number Eight
0nship for Augusta, Edgefield and
vbery, R. R. (commonly known as
's.) bonds $8,800, bearing interest
the rate of seven per centum per
ium. Of these bonds, .$500 has
n retired by the commission, whichI
lted in the consequent saving of
arst on these bonds of $33.00 per
t will thus be seen, that there is
1 outstaniding of Number One C.,
& L. bonds. $8,000: Number Nine
N. & L. bonds, $9,400: Number
a 3 Cs., $27.400; and Number
:ht 3 Cs., $8.300; and that by the
-ment and retirement of the above
ned bonds, there has been a totai
ing of $933.00 per annum in inter
'he entire expenses of the commis
a for per diem and mileage of
rnbers and secretary, books, blanks,
mps, stationery, etc., for the year
8, amounted to $100.26, which
ont being deducted from the
nt of interest saved, leaves a
saving of $852.74 per annum on
ount of the work of the comnmis
[here is now levied a township tax
one-half a mill for the first named
ids: two mills for the second nam
bonds; one and one-half mills for
third named bonds; and three
Is for the last named bonds, all for
payment of the int,erest and prin
al of the said bonds.
nlding the amounts now on hand
I the amounts to be collected for
year 1908 as a result of the above
v there will to the credit of the
rious toiwnship funds, after the
ment of the interest accruing on~
first day of January. 1909, the
lowing amounts, approximately:
edit to the first named bonds.
10.00 : the second named bondV,
~00.00: the third named bonds,
300.00): and to the last named
ads $1100.00: and if these credits
applied to the outsanding bonds.
're will leave due and owing the
lowing amounts by the respective
vnship: $7200.00; $7200.00, $25,
).00, and $7200.00.
We would respeetfu1ly suggest,
it if it is found to be legal, the
we amounts to borrowed from the
aking Fund commission of the
iteby the notes of the county
asurer and county supervisor, at ai
:e of 5 per cent. per annum, pre
led they have the funds on land
it een! be b.'rrowed. Tf thi *ee h'.
ne. the first named b'nds. of rh'
ne ax now levied, emn be nid oft
retired within the next eight
ae: the second named1 bonds with
si vears; the third named bonds
thin eight years; and the last nam
bonds within ten years. As before
Ltd, ths can be done on the same
COMMISSION PUBLIC WORKS
3r. McIntosh Retires-Mr. M. L.
Spearman Chosen Chairman
Affidavit From Dr. Mc
TM ia . -;:I-I IIf co m i 's of
)1I)li Wo las Wksa-Z been remrIalnized
vidh the elec.tioi of -Ir. M. L. Spear
iian tlhe new member. as chairman.
Chairman McIntosh, before retir
ng. presenfed the following affidavit:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Personally appeared James McIn
.osh. who being duly sworn says:
rhat he was a member of the board
)f commisioners of public works for
the town of Newberry, S. C., which
iade the water works contraet with
Toward Neely, which said contract
-overed the building of a resovoir to
!ost $1700.00. The board, on account
>f the leakage of the resovo. (which
amounted, according to the estimate
)f Supt. Voss, to ten thousand gal
lons of water each twrenty four hours)
refused to accept said resovoir, af
ter having Messrs. D. B. Wheeler,
George B. Cromer. W. H. Wallac-e
id others to examine the same. Mr.
eely himself, upon an examination
mith the commissioners of public
works, was so impressed with the
faulty condition of the reservoir,
tha.t he agreed with the commission
ers that the town might use said res
rvoir without charge until some defi
nite settlement wa,s made. between
hiuAf and said commissioners of
I voted agains.t r?ceiving the reser
mir for the following reasons: (I)
he large blocks of granite forming
the base and walls of the reservoir
ivere laid by hand-spike forcing the
)locks of granite in position, and the
:revice between the blocks of granite
were filled in by small blocks of
ranite and mortar. No crane was
used to place the blocks in position
inon a thick bed of mortar.
(2) The mortar instead of .consist
ing of cement and sharp sand thor
ughly mixed, was made of eement,
sand and alluvial soil dug out of the
sunrounding bottom land, and wa
not properly mixed, a specimen of
which I leave with the said commis
;ioners of public works.
Sworn to before me this the 30th
day of December, 1908.
Jno. C. Goggans,
C. C. N. C.
Will Seabrook's Whereabouts.
A great many inquiries have been
nade by his friends as to the where
abouts of Mr. W. B., Seabrook, for.
merly of Newberry. who is touring
Europe, it being feared that he mnight
have been in Southern Italy duiring
the recen.t disastrous earthquake. A
personal letter from Dr. W. L. Sea
brook, his father, says that he thinks
Mr. Seabrook is still at Arles.
France. He has been fhaking that
place headquarters. He did intend to
strike Southern Italy about Decem
ber' 15, but found so much -ma.terial
or investigation within day's tramps
of Arles that he decided to remain
there until about the middle of Jany
Prizes at Mayes' Book Store.
The following boys and girls were
the prize winners in the recent con
test conducted by Mayes' l3ook
Store: Miss Louise Thomas won the
first prize, the beautiful doll that
was offered. She had $306.50 worth
of tickets. Miss Sara Spearm-an wo:,
the second prize, a wri.ting desk.
Miss Abbie Gaillard won the third
prize, a doll. Master Bynum Neal
won the first prize offered the boys,
which was an eletctrie train. Master
Edward Hipp won the second prize.
a steam engine, and Master Joe Nor
wood, Jr., the third prize, a merry
tax now levied and based. upon the
)resent assessed taxable valuation.
whir-h instead of decreasing. will in
all likelihood. incre:ase during that
im'. and the amount can consequent
lvvh b'returnd to the State Sinkin..
n um' comnmission : :m: shorter time
th ha 'at herein:ah>e fndic2ted-..
A h1aft of the prop:e hbi!s will
be f.rwarded vou by the secretary.
ft !he hadS had made sum:-lent legal
ivestiation of the matter and we
hope that it will have your favorable
consideration. This scheme will en
tail no additional expense whatsoever
i rezard to the payment of the bonds
nor will the tax levy in the respec
tive townships be increased by the
sightest fraction of a mill.
All of which is repcctfully submit
J. Monroe Wicker.
WV. W. Cromier.
J. S. Wheeler.
J. J. Langford.
F L u H. Dominick,
At The Lutheran Church.
M1id-week serviees at .the Lutheran
(Inrch of the Redeemer Wednesdav
nigit at 7.:30. 1)r. Geo. B. Cromer
will make an address. The public is
co1 nlially invited.
Daughters of Confederacy.
Thie Dra *yt0in Ruitherfor d chiapter,
1'. D. C.. will neet with Mrs. George
Johnstone Wednesday afternoon,
JanLiary 6, instead of Tuesday, the
5th, at four o'clock.
Mrs. George Johnstone,
The Civic Association.
A meeting of the Civic association
will be held in the ehamber of com
inerce rooms on Friday afternoon at
4 o'clock. Business of importance is
to be transacted, and a full attend
ance of members is earnestly desir
ed and urged.
Mrs. L. W. Floyd,
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling ..........8 1-2
Strict Middling ..........8 3-8
Middling .............. 8 1-4
Reported by 0. McR. Holmes.
Good Middling ..........8 1-2
Strict Middling ..........8 3-8
Middling ............. 8 1-4
1 CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken for
less than 25 cents.
'PHONE 261 FOR FISH AD
GROUND BONE at Wright's Market.
FOR SALE-My house and lot on
Cline Street;* also vacant lot ad
joining. F. M. Lindsay.
GROUND BONE at Wright's Market.
'PHONE 261 for Pork and Beef.
GROUND BONE at'Wright's Market.
G. G. SALE, Lawycr, office old court
house formerly superintendent of
GROUND BONE at Wright's. Market.
HIDES WANTED-J. C. Sample, old
dispensary stand. tf
GROUND BO1fE at Wright's Market.
fore you buy your next supply of
blacksmith coal it will pay you to.
Baxter & Son,
Cor. Friend & McKibben Sts.
GET YOUR GLASSES from Dr. G.
W. Connor, a graduate of the larg
est optical college in the world-the
Northern Illinois College of Chica
go. Dr. Connor is located permnan
ently in Newberrv. gives both the
ob.eetive and sutjective tests by
electricity and guarantees his work.
Office over Copeland Brothers.'
HORSE FOR SALE-Good gentle
horse. Apply to J. D. Hunt, Pros
perity, S. C. I
FOR NICE pork chops and steaks
JT. C. Sample, old dispensary stand.
TRESPASS NOTICE-All persons
are warned not to hunt or trespass
in any manner upon the lands of
3t J. C. Leitzsev.
400 Bushels Pure Toole Cotton Seed
Boniaht direct of W. W. T,v'e. last
snn, and handled with SPECTAL
CARNE sie Price. 75e. per bvihel.
' o limited number bu;hels of
Brooks' Favorite. Pdazier's Defi.ee,
Cleveland Big Boll, and Alexander's.
Money Maker, all at 90 cents per
bushel. Plant good seed and be ee>n
vinced. My erop yielded this year 6
bales on 63 acres, on what I consider
very ordinary land.
IApply 'to- J. L. Mayer. 1
Route 2. Newberry, S. C.
IDrayton Rutherford Ciapter.
The Drayton Rutherford ch'apter,
Daughters of the Confederacy:. will
meet with Mr3. G3orge Jjn u' on
Tuesday afternoon. January 5, at 4
* Mrs. George Johnstone,