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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, February 5, 1909.
THE COUNTY OFFICES.
If the county commissioners were
going to make any changes in the ar
rangements of the offices of .the new
court house they should have given
.the sheriff the office now occupied by
the supervisor and the auditor ought
to have the office now occupied by the
sheriff, and the probate judge the
office originaly designed for him and
up to this time occupied by the audi
tor, and the office which has not been
occupied at all could be used by the
supervisor. This arrangement would
give every officer sufficient office
room. The offlee which has not been
occupied, and which was assigned to
the probate judge, and by recent or
der of the county commissioners is
now assigned to the auditor, is too
small for the auditor, and also too
small for .the probate judge. In faet
the vault is not large enough to ac
commodate the books of the auditor
and there is not room enough in tie
office to keep the books outside of the
vault. This office is sufficiently L,.ge
for ,the supervisor, and the vault could ]
be used for keeping papers which be
long to the county and are in custody
of the county supervisor. The office
now occupied by the supervisor is
sufficiently large for the iheriff and
is just as convenient and good an of
fice as the one that he is now occupy
ing. The office whient he now occu
pies would aceomodate the auditor
and give him plenty of room for his
books. The office which is now occu
pied by the auditor and wlich the
new board of county commissioners
has assigned to the probate judge is
well adapted for the use of that office.
There are many important papers,
dee41s of record, in this office, for
* whieh a vault is needed, and it fre
quently happens that the probate
judge has to hold court and he needs
an office larger than the little room in
- the rear.
This arrangement it seems would
suit everybody and give ample accom
modat ion for the different officials.
The small room in the rear whieh has
been in dispute between ,the auditor
and, the probate judge is too small and
not adapted for the use of either one
of these officials, 'but would be well
suited for the use of the county su
pervisor and there can be no possible
objection on ,the part of the sheriff to
the office now occupied by the super
If this arrangement should be
adopted then every one of our offi
cials would have good and sufficient
office room, and the offices would be
eIel adapted to the officials. This,
however, is only a suggestion, but we
believe if adopted would solve the
whole trouble satisfactorily.
We desire to direct the attention of
this community to an article publish
ed in another column, signed "G. H.
S.'' on civic improvement.
This is a matter which is holding
the attention of this community at
presei.t, and we have taken this arti
cle from the Honea Path Chronicle
~because it is well written and applies
with equal force to Newberry. The
matter of civic improvement is at
tracting attention everywhere now,
.and in connection with the efforts of
the physicians and other citizens to
prevent the spread of disease and es
pecially tuberculosis, it is necessary
.to observe certain rules of cleanliness
and, in fact, we believe that is one of
the .main things in preventing the
spread of disease.
We feel that the following para
graph is worthy of reproducion in this
*connection from the arcicle to which
'"A person who will sit in a waiting
room or publie place and throw pea
nut hulls by the handfuls on the floor;
the person1 who will peal a banan
and th!row the - n deI t:?'idCW'l
for his neighbor to) slip on :and fall
the person who wT' te:e'r up) P -
thro~w over the - etc, it
fectly lezitimate inhabitant of the
6vilds, but has no rightful plaC i a
yivilized community. The true regard
for the rights of others, the indi
ridual's rcsponsibilty to the whole
)r for the general welfare of one's
rellow.-these constitute an initial
Cact upon which civilization is found
?d. - A highly civilized person is sensi
tively aware of the rights of others.
He is aware of his personal respon
;ibilitv for the looks of things. He
is aware of himself as being a part
f the publle and thereby having
ownership in all public property
xhich gives him pride in that which is
,ivie or public, equal with his pride
n that which is personal or private. ''
Tf every citizen in. the community
would constitute himself or herself a
eommittee of one to observe such
rules and be a little more careful, it
would be a very easy matter to have
a city beautiful.
The public places belong to the citi
zens and every citizen has a. share in
the responsibility for the appearance
of these public places.
As the writkr of the article to which
we refer says of Honea Path we might
say the same thing of Newberry:
'JOur town has progressed and has
forged to the fronT in industry, hus
tIe, and thrift. We have come to the
>oint where we do not so much need
n increase of these things; but we
lo need sadly more beauty. We need
things that are pleasant to look at
nd things to enjoy. We need a pleas
inter environment about our homes,
ur yards, our schools and our pub
ice places. If these things were of
nore money value we would have
;hem, but being inexpensive they are
It is true that we are measuring
werything by the money valae. There
tre certain things in life which can
iot be purchased with money and it
s getting time that we should give
*me attention to these other matters.
We understand that our friend,
lutledge McGhee, has taken oharge of
:he Daily Piedm6nt in Greenville,
tnd we know that he is making a good
>aper out of it, though for some rea
;on we have not seen a copy of khe
aper for some time. Probably our
sbscription has expired. We feel,
safe,however, in saying that Mr. M'e
Thee will put new life into The Pied
nont, and that he is giving the people
>f Greenville a live, progressive, and
ip-to-date afternoon daily.
-THE CIEMSON TRUSTEES.
The committees from the senate and
the house, appointed to examine the
books and conditions of the State
educational institutions has made its
report to the general assembly.
In regard to Clemson college the re
''This committee has for several
years .ealled the attention of the gen
ral assembly to the ract that a ma
jority of the board of trustees of
lemson college is not under the con
rol of the State; and while this corn
ittee has no evidence whatever that
the trustees appointed under the
Clemson will are* not just as loyal,
just as competent and just as watch-I
ful of the interests of the State, yet
we believe the sooner the State ca.n
by any means whatever get entire eon
:rol of appointing the board of trus
~ees, the better it will be for the wel
rare of Clemson college. We call the
~ttention of the general assembly to
:he former reports made by this com
nittee and recommend that steps be
:aken to ascertain if under the Clem
son will there is any possible way for
the State to obtain entire control.
While there has been no friction be
:ween the trustees under the
lemson will and the trus
sees of the State, yet we be
'ieve that it would be best for the
State of South Carolina and the col
ege, even if it should cost an appro
riation of an amount equal to the
)riinal valuation of the Clemson be
uest for the St.ate to make the ex
penditure and gain entire control of
he appointment of the trustees.''
It would seem that Clemson is a
tate institution when funds are vot
?d for its maintenance; that it is a
tate institution when it is sued, as in
the case of Hopkins v. Clemson-be
ause the State can not be sued with
out authorization from the legisla
ure; but that Clemson ceases to be a
State institution when one of the life
rustees wants to hold another office.
The matter ought to be settled.
Ecard at Oyster Bay
"A long distance cal)'? What is it
Of H. W. Schumpert, Superin
Public Works, from Jan. Is
RECEIPTS AND DISBI
Cash on hand Jan. 1st, 1908.....
City Council for wa,ter and lights
Piping .and repairing........
Wiring ..... ..... ..... ......
Sale of water ....-. ... .... .... -
Sale of lights ...... .. . .- -
Sale vf fael ..... ....... ..-....
Salaries ...... ...... ......-...
Fuel ...... .... .. - ...... ....
Plant expense, (oil, carbons, black-sm
Piping material .-. ...... ..... ..
Wiring and material ...... .... ..
New machinery ...... .........
On sewer debt ........ .... .... --
Office expense ........ ........ .
Teams account .. .... .........
Interest on borrowed money........
Cash on hand December 31st, 1908 .
STATEMENT AS TO RESO
Cost of plan as per C. J. Moore's st
1st, 1908 ............... ..
Extensions and improvements during
Transformers, poles and lines .... ..
Water mains extensions .....
Sewer, original .... ....... ..... --
Improvement on septic tank ... ....
Extension supplies, inventory .... ...
Merchandise ..... .... ........ .
Wood ... ...... .........
Fuel, coal .... ... ..........
Sundry accounts .... ...- ..... ...
Surveying instrument .......... .
Office fixtu.res .... ..-- ...... .....
Barn and stable ...... ---. .... ...
One wagon and harness .... .... ..
One horse ...... ...... ........ --
One buggy and harness .... .... ....
Cash on hand ... .... .... .... ..
Bonds issued. Original for water and I
Bonds issued. Original for sewer ..
Sundry opvn aceounts .. ... ...-..--.
Howard Neely, in dispute..-.......
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
TOWN OF NEWBERRY.
Personally came before me, H. W. S(
Light Department of the Town of Ne
above report is true and correct to the
Sworn to before me this the 4th day
W. B. Wallace, (L. S.)
J. P. for S. C.
ANOTHER FIRST DECLARATION
First Declaration of Indpenlden1ce,
Says One Writer, Was at Abing
To the Editor of The News and
Coirier: I dislike to play the part of
"Rarsy Sniffles'' in the "scrap''
which is continually going on between
yu and Elder Caldwell, of the Char
Ite Observer, over "The Mecklen
burg Declaration,'' or "Myth'', the
name dependent onl which paper you
are :reading; but I dhave just come
across a bit of alleged history that
is new to me, and is perhaps new tb
both of you champions of history, and
may serve to shift the scene of battle
Dr. G. B. White, of Chester, who
takes a great interest in, and is well
up on, history, loaned me a little book
a few days ago entitled, ''Missouri's
Memorable Decade, 1860-1870.'' It
is written by the Rev. George Miller,
D. D., wvho was born and raised in
Chester county, South Carolina. He
left the State just before the war, on
ccount of slavery, and lived and died
in Missouri. He was a minister of
the Presbyterian church, and sided
with the Northern wing of the church
when the separation came.
In his book he 4escribes the war
and its attending results in Missouri
during these years. In his opening
ihapter he speaks of the injustice
that has been done the South, saying
that this section "has never received
her share of credit for the contribu
tion she has all along made to all the
best attainments of our national life
and history.'' After giving~ two rea
sons for this, first, the fact that tihe
weped standard histories of Amer
t-a have been written from a New
Enaland standpoint; and second, the
'jdics raised against the South
by the secession movem>ent and the
ivil war, he continues: ''We should
.er remember that for one hundred
-- emars pior tohe ivil war the South
tendent, for Commsssioners of
t, 1908, to Jan. 1st, 1909.
TRSEMENTS FOR 1908.
.... ........$ 47.06
. ...... ...... 443.10
... ........ .. 1423.07
.. . . . ... . . 244.49
... .... ...... $ 5613.66
.. ...... 9313.13
ith'g) .... .... 899.72
.... ..... .... 4455.85
...... ... .... 1800.00
. .... ........ 778.57
..... ...... .. 158.62
. .... .. ..... '160.07
....... ...... 160.11
URCES AND LIABILITIES.
Ltement of Jan.
... .... ..... $68,340.44
. ...........$ 1,366.24
.. ... ..... . 2,061.41
.... ..... ... 75.00 3,502.65
... ...... ...$ 25,000.00
... ..... .... 3,000.00 28,000.00
. .... .... ..$ 439.76
..... .. ..... 333.12
.... .... .. 150.00
... ...... 180.00
.... ...... .. 35.00
.. .... ... 41.2' $ 3,448.11
ights .... .... $ 42,000.00
........ ...$ 7,239.95
. ...... .... 1,840.92
.... .... .. 2,556.04 $ 11,636.91
.. .... ....24,654.29
shumpert, superintendent of Water and
wherry, S. C., and made oath that the
best of his knowledge and belief.
H. W. Schumpert.
of February, 1909.
tern States furnished the largest part
of all the best elements of our colon
al and national life. The first 'De
claration of Independence' made
among the colonies was made at
Abingdon, Va., i February, 1775,
seventeen months before the one
made in Philadelphia; and the sec
ond was proclaimed in Mecklenburg,
N. C., on May 31. 1775, thirteen
months pdior to that of Phladal
phia.'' This is the item of alleged
history as given by Dr. Miller.
Dr. White tells me that there was
once an Associate church at Abing
dn, Va.. and this may account for
their Deckra ion, for they were usu
ally Scotch-Irish,.of the same ilk as
the Meeklenburgers, and always on
the 'side of liberty.
As I am a daily reader of both the
News and'Courier and the Charlotte
Observer, I will be an interested
reader, if you care to ''serap'' over
Very truly yours,
(The Rev.) C. E. McDonald.
Chester, S. C.. January 15.
Te News and Courier's Comment.
Now comes the Rev. C. E. MeDon
ad. D. D., pastor of the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian church, at
Chester, South Carolina, with aid
and comfort for the Charlotte Obser
er. the common enemy of historical
truth the ineunabula of inveracity, to
borrow and adapt an exactly descrip
tive term from the New York Sun.
Though a minister of peace, Dr'. Mc
Donald loves nothing quite so mucih
as a fight ,and unblushingly shies a
bit of what he truly describes as "l
eged history'' into the ring with this
meek reminder: "I will be an inter
ested reader, if you -care to 'scrap'
But there is nothing to "'serap ov.
e, Dr. G. B. White. who is also a
Seceder. and lives in Chester, is a
rreat collector of historical curosi
ties. He has a book-" Missouri'
Memorable Decade 1860-1870.'' It
was written by a preac;her by the
nam of Mille a Hymn-sindnng
+ LARGELY A MATTER 0
In nine cases out of
called "lucky", it is
a AND FOR
To illustrate this point, t
several are involved in I
* are INSURED ar
while those uninsurei
LU KY.. Is it luck in
assuredly not; JUST C
0 the part of those who
IF YOU A]
I represent some of the
J. A. BU
Presbyterian, who was born in Ches
ter county, and left this State just
before the war and settled in Mis-.
souri, where he died. He was oppos- I)
ed to the institution of slavery, an~d
that he reached Missouri wvent over
to the Northern Presbyterians. In
the opening chapter of his book he
says among other .tings that the
first Deelaration of IndependenceF
was made at Abingdon, Virginia, in
February, 1775, seventeen months be- it
fore the one made at Philadelphia, e
and the second Deelaration wvas pro- a:
elaimed in Mecklenburg, North Car-F
olina, on May 31, 1775, thirteenF
months prior to that at Philadelphia.
And this, as Dr. McDonald says, is
''alleged history.'' The author of tahis A
history protests that the South has
never received her share of credit for
her part in our National life. and 1s
tory, and attributes her effacement
to ''the fact that the accepted stan- S
dard histories of America :hav2 been
written from New England stand
point;'' and then as if he would ap
prove this style of making history he P
repeats the story about the alleged
Meklenburg Desclaration written
by one of these same New England
historians, based upon old-wives' h
tales and the inaccuracy of which has h<
been thorough:ly demonstrated over h
and over again. If Brother McDon- at
aid will only examine more of Dr.
White 's old books he will probably s
find some facts that will knock he t
life out of this '"alleged history." ofl
All the facts show th:at there was C
never any Meeklenburg Declara tion. f
athough we must admit that some of b
the very elect ha~ve been deceived .4 ti
times by the boldness with which the (
romancers have brazened out their
historical f:il-ehood: but we .a:ll he
fran~k enough to sly th:at. it we o to di
ho!'-e b)etween the Abingdon Deela- N
r tionf and the Meeklenburz De'1lar ip
tion, we shall stand by Meeklenburgr.
There is no " serip"' in this. When elj
it comes to a choice between [W b)
things that never existed we go for~
that of which there was least prob)a- es
bility. North Carolina has done so t
'little and Virginia has done 5o (2
much that the latter can spare A e
least its "alleged history'' ?o the ar
foremost of the American Statee in t
he art of shining~ by reflected 71ry. i
Eoult on us to this exteni. Dr. Me- 1
Donald: as between Abingdon and
'harlotte, we are for Charlotte every
ime and all the time.
A stylish young Jewess named Hecht M
Wo-e a. shirtwaist with peek-a-boos
F COMMON SENSE
ten when a man is
simply a case of
ESIG H T
ake a big fire in which
oss. Those who
a termed LUCKY,
J ARE called UN
such a case? Most
OMMON SENSE on
had protected them
t OWN CASE.
best and strongest
E Companies in the
The sun ('tis no jest)
Filtered through on-her ehest
1 the ball room shae now looks fly
LECTION OF CITY ATTORNEY.
City council will meet on Tuesday,.
ebruary 16, at eight o'clock for the.
.irpose of electing a city attorney for
Le year 1909. Salary .$100. Appli
ttion may be filed with the city elerk.
2d t'reasurer up to six o'elock on
By order of council.
J. J. Langford,
0. L. Buzhardt,
Clerk and treasurer.
I'ATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
D. W. Alderman & Soas Company,
Carrie K. Gruber, Defendant.
By virtue of an order of the court
trein, I will. sell before the court
mese at Newberry, within the legal
>urs of sale, to the highest bidder,
public- -ry, on saleday in March,
p09, th.. eame being the 1st day of
id month, all. .that lot of land near
e town of Newberry, in the county
Newberry, and the State of South
arolina, fronting seventy-five (75)
et on the road leading from New
rry to Prosperity, and running back
erefromn one hundred and fifty.
50) feet. with the same width, the
me b)eiln. the lot conveyed to Carrie 4
.(Gruber by Antine Buzhardt by
'ed recorded in the clerk 's office at
ewberry. S. C.. in Deed Book 16, at
Te(:-ms of sale: One-half the pur
ase money to be paid in cash, the
lance on a credit of twelve months,
ith interest at the rate of eight per
nt per annum from the day of sale,
be seer.red by the bond of the pur
aser anid a mortgage of the premis
sold, purchaser to pay for papers
id for recording same, with leave to
e purchaser to pay all in cash. And
the purchaser does not comply with
a terms of sale within five days
ter sale the premises will be re
Id on the saleday following at the
k of the former purehaser.
H. H. Rikard,
aster's Offee, Newberry, S. C.,
Feb. 3, 1909.