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R. R. RATE BILL.
Bill Which Passed House Fixes Rate
At 2 1-2 Cents and Revokes Ex
The house on Monday passed Mr.
M. L. Smith's bill1 fixing the passen
ger rate at 2 1-2 -ents, and providing
fhat no penalty should be provided
for act buying a ticket before board
ing a train. The further provision
is made under this bill that where
mileage books are sold the mileage
must be accepted by the conductor.
The bil soeks to revoke the exehange
system Arom viwbeh the travelling men
have been insisting. If the bill passes
the senate the legal rate for passen
gas vill be 2 1-2 cents, and no more.'
No penalty is permitted for not buy
ing a ticket and mileage is to be ae
epted whenever and wherever offer
ed by the owner.
Mr. Ayer was almost alone in pro
testing against such legislation, and
on the final vote those who opposed
lgislation on rates were fearfully
lonesome. The whole discussion ap
peaed to be indifferent, and if there I
were any who opposed restrictions
for the better protection of the rail
rods 'in the banding of fares they
were inconspicuous. Mr. K. P.
Smith wanited passengers required to
buy tiekets of some sort before get
fing ion a train, bat this aas defeated.
Mr. Ayer Opposes Measure.
The house took up the 2 1-2-cent
ate bill and was about to rash it
tbrougqh when Mr. Hartwell M. Ayer
said it was time to think well of what
had better be done. The railroads had
botter be allowed a chance, he argued.
If the law requires the railroads to
lose money on passenger business then
they must take the loss out of wages.
There are appeals.to do and not to do
this or that. He thought these mat
ters ought to be seriously considered,
and no snap judgment should be tak
en. There is a railroad commission
to consider what is fair and just and
proper. The faots show that the rail
roas spend 74 per cent of their gross
income for operations. The 26 per
enbt must go to dividends, improve
iens, extensins, etc. The raihoads
bave in the last two years been spend
ing 80, and sometimes 90, per cent
of their grossincome. He did not
knw if a 2 1-2-cent ate was fair or
nt, and had not 'time to go into such
n examinaition as ought to be nec-.
essa'y. The matter shouMd be sare
fully studied by those in position to
study 'the actunal conditions. The bill
idnot provide any penalty for 'the
non-prhae of tickets.
Mileage System a Nuisance.
Mr. Mann thought 'the mileage sys
nt only a nuisane, but a humbug.
The railroads already have t'he'ir mon-1
y, and he saw no excuse for the
trouble of exchanging the mileage for'
a ticket. He said 'it was an outrage
to require a passenger 'to go to all this
trul.Object of the Bill.
Mr. M. L. Smith wanted to know1
what~ this State had dome to mk
'thii State have 'a higher rate than
ay other State. The- present legal
rae is three cents and he wanted to
fx it by statmte at 2 1-2 cents. The
Lrailroads of their ownl accord offered
the 2 1-2-een~t rate. lIt was simply re
spnsive to what had been done or
foredi ele.hre. The railroad, lie
agued, did neihing except .what they1
had to. The main object of the bi.l
is 'to require ,the acceptance of mileage
stips. The rate was fixed at 2 1-2
erts and all he rwisbed to do was to
aegize the rate.
THe was walling for <the Act not to
take effect until April. It is saidj
there was an agreeiment between the
State and the commission. It was
aever suggest'ed or intimated that
-'the would be any imposi'tion of the
uisane as (to ~excbanging maleage
strips for itiekets. The first break
was made by the railroads, and impos
ng this requ'~r emnent Mr. Hv'riLk
qaid he had asonte eauf'dence a -all
e conductors of t he S'outhern ra l
v:n.. It has all along be n thought
the mileage system was 'held because
it was alleged to be -a check on carn
ducors, but it is now said the rail
roa'ds are not suspicious of condue
toas. The whole mileage system is
Mr. Ayer saw 'no use to pass these:
bills, and 'argued that this legisla'tionl
was unnecesa:ry and hence unwse.!
This State was enjoying 'the sam-aI
rate's as other State.
Mr. Dixon argued 'that he wanted
no favors from 'any man or any cor-'
poratin. The rate in Georgi'a a.nd~
Alaibaa was 2 1-2 cents, and lega1ley
2 1-4 cents in North Ca-rolina, but by
,mntit 'is operating at 2 1-2
ents. No State 'has 'a higher 'rate
2 1-2 eents, 'and he saw no rea
why the rate should noit be fixed
t 2 1-'> eents. All he wished to do
'to make the 2 1-2 eent rate fix'ed.
ie agrreed that every conduct/or
insulted by the present require
en~t that the mileage be ''pulled'
ore the passenger gets on the train.
r. ?atterson asked if it was not
the part of the cuiduc.tors than was
cha-rged than lack of honesty.
On a yea and nay vote to strike
out the enacting words of the bill the
house refused to do so by a vote of 5
to 91 and passed the bill. The vote is
interesting. The vote stood:
Yeas-Ayer, W. D. Bryan, Carter,
R. P. Haner, Jr., Vaughan-5.
Nays-Whaley, Amick, Johua W.
Ahley, Melvin J. Ashley, Berg. Bod
ie, Bowers, Bowman, Boyd, Briee,
Brown, Browning, F. M. Bryan,
Bunch, Bush, Oantrell, Carey, Carri
gan, Oairwile, Celey, Clarke, Clary,
Coker, Cosgrove, Cothran. Daniel,
Dick, Dingle, Dixon, Duvall. E. C.
Edwards, Isaae Edwards, Foster, Fra
ser, Fultz, Garris, Gasque, J. P. Gib
son, W. J. Gibson, Glasseock. G-aham,
Green, Greer, Criffin, Eall, Harmon,
Harris, J. R. Harrison, Wade C. Haz
rison, Hines, Hollis, Horger. Hughes,
Hydrick, Irby, Jackson, Kibler, Lane,
Lawson, League, Lee, Leland. Leng
nick, Mccoll, McEachern, McKeown,
McMahan, Mann, Mars, MAuildin,
Mobley, Moseley, Nesbitt, Nicholson,
Niver, Nunnery, Patterson, Paulling,
Richards, Ri4gell, G. M. Riley, W. L.
Riley, Robertto, Roessler, Ruaker. D.
C. Sanders, 0. L. Sanders, Sawyer,
Scarborough,. Seibels, B. A. Shuler,
C. T. Shuler, Simkis, Singleton, Chas
A. Smith, K. P. Smith, M. L. Smith,
Spears, Stanley, Stubbs, Jared D. Sul
livan, P. P. Sullivan, Suydam, Tobias,
Todd, Utsey VanderBorst, Wade,
Way, Wells, Whiatley, Wiggins, Wil
,ams, 0. D. A. Wilson, W. B.. Wilson,
Jr., Wingo, Wright, Wyehe-91.
Mx. Foster tried to inelde rail
oads of less than forty miles in
legth, and failed.
Mr. K. P. Smith wanted to re<fire
all passengers to purchase tickets be
fore boarding a train, but the house
refused to make this -amendment in
Mr. Smith's bill.
The bill, as passed to third reading,
Section 1.and after e
first day of April, 1909, the legal I
maimum rate for currying passet
gers in this State byall railroads over
foty miles in length in the State siall
be 2 1-2 cants per mile, computed by
tre shorbest route, and no more.
.Seetion 2! That no amount in ex
cess of said rate shall be colleeted on
account of failure to purchase tiek
Section 3. That in case anv rail
road company or companies shall put
on saile any form of mileage book at
said ralte, or less, the preentaltion of
'the enrrent number of miles by the
short route out of ithe said book to thie
conetor or other officers 'authorized
to take' up tickelts on trains shall en
title the person holding said mileage
to travel on the trains of the railroad
company selling said mileage, and on
the trains of all other railroad comn
panies on which by agreement the
staid mileage book its receivable in ex
change for transportation. And up
on presentation of his mileage to any
agent of said company or compames,
to have his baggage checked as now,
proided by la.w.
Section 4. That all Acts or parts
of Acts iun conflict herewith be. and
the 'a:me are hereby, repealed.
OVER $100,000 A YEAR
Secretary Newberry Estimates Main
tenance Expense of Each First
Class Vessel at $109,856
Wiashington, Feb. 8.-Responaing
to a reso;1bion introduced by Senator
Ol'ay, a arepor1t was selut tox Tihe seunete
oay by Sacretaay of Navy Newber
rv sayi'ng that it costs $109,856 to
keep a first class battleship in repair
aund good .conudiition four one year. This
figua'e wuas obtained by takig tahe
average of 'the cost of keping 17 bait-1
tehilps in tnepair for the fiscal year
1908. It dioes nuot ijncluide extraordi
nay repairs inicadent .to !Fng a ship
<t 'of coumnmission 'for remodeling or
The cost of coal used on battleships
for Tihe fiscal year 1908 was $3,163,
902 'and this amonint was increasad by
t'nsorft.ation 'and storage eha.rges to
$544945. The coal was bought
from 16 c:ompanies at prices va.rying
from $2.60 't:o $6.75 par ton, the varia
tjons being due ito the state of the
market, the niumber of tons per con
trat and the distaunce of delivery.
Have You Ever Heard Him.
"'Ladies and gentlemen'' .he sad
exibiting considerable nervousness
"if I 'had knocwn that I was to be
called on tonight I shouhl have taken
the taourbi>e to look u.p-ah--that is, I
shoud Ibiave fortified myself with
uah-s I have just said, if I had been
av'are that I ,was to be :asked to ad
dres vou on .th>is suspicious oca-I
mneani auiciWous occassUo---I should
iave primied myself with facts con
er:ng thie subject to whieh I have
been-or' rather ithe subject that has~
been assizned to me. I assure you,
ladies and egentlemen, that it gives me
great pleasure to-&h-to-it is one
of th most pleant moments of my
itpleasant momients of
my li fe 1o meet voU IlIeVe tonight.
T'ber. i a story of-of-a stoTry-you
i- please pardon me if I read it, as
I can't rmember just now-that is
it. may be more-eih--faIacitous, or
fe}i-ietous, I should say, to- ah-read
it if you will b-bearA with me. I-th
(1611 not expeot 'wahen I canne here to
lhen he gdt 'his maaiseript out of
1i, xwket aavl read for fif:v-seven
The Last Straw.
Frank Daniels, early in this career,
wa- principal in a:AMAlil compainy that
wa.- t.umrig ":tihe provinces.'" Busi
nes. hai been poor and eating had be
come a luxaury. It was only the dheer
ing knowlledge that -the neiw opera
hou,-e at Tieondeoga, N. Y., had been
a1most sold out for ItfeiT performan.ee
that kept them together.
'Wait. till we get to Ticon (leroga,
tihe lanaor would say to any one
a11i faintly suggestd the price of a
Finally ithey did rea(ih Tionderoga.
lt was -event"e, and a aiosy glow itlu
mined the avestenn sky.
"Ab, me," sighed Damids to the
stage dhver. "TIThe sun may set in
other places, tbut never tas it does here.
"Snset!' growled the driver.
Sun-et . Thet 's 'the oIpry honse
The Truth For Once.
"No one undrstands me!" h"
Ir 'i t,e old story wrung from many
a iortared. youdth1ul hea!rt.' The sU'f
ferer is gener'ay mistAen, but the
pan is no less poignant. Yet in this
in.:ance the man's complaint was
tru". Nobjody on earth could under
For he was an aniaconncer of trains
at the union depot.
Lettiers remaining in post office at
Newberry, S. C., for week ending Feb
Mr. Jobn Andrews, A. S. Ashmore.
E. H. Brown, Miss Mamie Bradiay.
Mr. A. D. Bugess.
Miss E1en GaRman, Miss July
Green. Mr.; George Greenwood
-Mr. T. Hieks, Mr. Henry Haigler,
Miss C'ora Houima,n, Mr. C. H. Hlyler.
Miss Elizer Jones.
* FOR AN I
g Ther e is nothin
* Cloths, Crav
* proof, Wool
* and at very real
quality and r
'I have just oper
line of handson
I French Cloth
* feta, Batiste
0 Stripes, Haji
eA beautifulIli' e
* Come and let
2 to you.
Miss Sallie Means.
Mis. Teina Pe-ain, Miss Fannie
Miss Sue Robterson, Mrs. Laura L.
Rodgers & Co., Mr. Adam H. Ruff,
Mt. Susie Rizia.
Jane Sndiers. Blancibe Snock, Mr.
Mr. F. R. Watkins. Rev. F. Wright,
Mrs. Catherine Wilson, Mr. F. L.
Wright. Rogers Williams. Mrs. Day
id diia:ms, Mr. H. W. Williams.
IA persoans calling for these letters
will please say that t1hey were adver
C. J. Purcel. P. M.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
As Executor of the estate of Sim
eon Miller, deceased, I will make a
final settlement of said estate in the
probate court of Newberry county on
February 23, 1909, at eleven o'clock
in the forenoon, and immediately
thereafter will apply .to said court for
letters dismissory as said Executor
of Simeon Miller, deceased.
J. H. Wise,
FUN! FUN! FUN!
Let No Innocent Man Escape
AT THE GREAT
Mock Court Trial
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
NEW COURT HOUSE,
Friday Evening, Feb. 12th.
One of the most respected citi
zens will be charged with - - -
BREACH OF PROMISE.
Regular Court Rules. Startling
Developments. Ludicrous Situa
tions. Local Hits. An Evening
of Refined Fun.
Prices, 25 and 50 cents.
Tickets on sale at Newberray
Hardware Co.'s Store.
Open at 7.30. Court called at 8.
g better shown
ierit, and we
ied up a fine
e styles. ::
i also in
s, Wool Taf
O0to $1.25 .
of black goods.
s show them
. S.__ _ _
The Commercial Bank of Newberry, S. C., con
densed from report to State Bank Examiner Novem
ber 27, 1908.
Loans................................. $268,751 87
Furniture and fixtures...................... 3,116 93
Overdrafts ............ ................... 12,6456o
Cash and due from banks...................... ioi,181 65
Capital stock. ....... ...... ... ....... $50,000 00
Profits less expenses taxes paid................ 54,677 53
Dividends unpaid. .............. ............ 1,277 00
Cashier's Checks............................. 255 00
Re-discounts ............................ 15,000 oo
Banks.......... .......... -.3,486.49-$264,486-52
The Commercial Bank,
JNO. M. KINARD, 0. B. MAYER, J. Y. McFALL,
President. Vice-President. Cashier.
SOME OF OUR POLICIES:.
To be conservative.
To pay four per ceut.
To calculate interest semi-annually.
To bond every employee.
To be progressive and accommodating.
To lend our money to our customers.
To treat our patrons courteously.
To be liberal and prompt.
To secure business from all classes.
TO BE THE VERY BEST BANK FOR YOU
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Our institution is under the supervision of and regularly
examined by the State Bank Examiner.
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Cashier. Assistant Cashier.
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Coughs then nome easy all winter, every time you taike the
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# aet up an lfamation in the delicate capillary air tubes of the*
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