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The Movements of Many People
Newberrians and Those Who
Miss Carrie Addy is visting her sis
ter, MNrs. J. W. Spence, in Columbia.
M\rs. Betty Clark is on a visit to
her daughter. Miss Kate Floyd Clark,
Mr. D. Guinn Humbert, of Easley,
left for his home today after a short
visit to his aunt, Mrs..J. W. Humbert.
Miss Laura Barksdale, of Laurens,
spent several days recently with the
Hon. B. Frank Kelly, one of the
.Young members of the senate from
Lee. county, spent Sunday in Newber
Vy with his friend. Mr. E. H. Aull.
Mr. J. Humbert Watson, of Green
ville, spent Sunday in the city, the
guest of his aunt. Mrs. J. V. Hum
Mrs. A. J. Bowers is back from the
Sunday school convention which con
vened in Orangeburg and she says it
was a very fine meeting, indeed.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The W. C. T. U. will meet at the
residence of Mrs. Mary Wright
Thursday afternoon, the 25th, at four
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
First Baptist church will give their
bvtiday party of the first quarter
Friday afternoon, the 26th, at four
o'clock at the residence of Mrs. B.
At the mid-week services at the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Wednesday night at 7.30, the address
'will be made by A. J. Bowers, Jr. A
cordial invitation is extended the
The Southern Railroad is making
especially low rates to Washington
and reurn for the inauguration of
William H. Taft and James :S. Sher
man, as president and vice president
of the U. S. Read the advertised
xates la this issue of The Herald and
Nes. Write to J. L. Meek, Asst.
Gen. Pass. Agent *neerning rates
'New Word for General Use.
'The~ New York Telephone Co. ha's
'been asked to adopt the title "Phon
ist'' as the official designation of a
telephone operator. They now have
the matter under consideration.
prank A. Barrelle, the press clipping
man of New York, who created the
'word and a.ppl.ied for the usual gov
ernmental protection, has volunteered
to relinquxish all rights in case of its
Change of Da.te.
*The entertainment under the aus
picies of the Newberry Lyceum course
has been changed from Mareb 9 to
Mrch 8. This -change is made by the
bureau in charge of the course and
not by the local com.mittee. The
~Herald and News is requested to ask
'the merchants who have placards
giving the date in t'hei.r windows to
be kind enough to change these dates.
Basket Ball at the College.
A fine exhibition of gymnasium
at.hleties was given in the college
gymnasium last Friday evein. ThE
first of -a series of basket ball :.amnes
to be arranged between the scr-eral
classes was played. the Se'c and
the Juniors being thie contestarnt The
exhibition was under the direction of
Mr. W. C. Moran, the papnlar gvnm
nasium direetor of the college. The'
:first number on the e'.ening's pro
zramme was a ies of body- '3!ions
b.a large class of students in gym-1
nasium costumes. Then came a drill
with dumb bells. This was followed
by ''stunts'' in jumpiiag and vault
ing. Some of the features werefu
.nr anid some were extremely difficult
and skillfully done. There were gen
-erous rounds of bot'h laughter and ap
~plause from the large crowd of stud
e~nts of ttre college and townspcople
who ha-d gathered to witness t-he exer
ecises. *Pirector Moran is to be con
gratulated on his enterprise, and SLne
cess that has attended his efforts at
body-culture among the stuOents. }He
is making the gymnasium popular
wvith the boys.
Tnterest centered most however in
idhe 'basket ball game, to which the
ether exercises were only preliminary.
The Juniors, although outclassed by
the Seniors in .weight and height, put;
up a plucky fight. But victory went to.
the Seniors, the score being 16 to 10.
'The follo.wing are the names of the
'players and their positions:
Seniors. Position. Jumors.
Kibler. Centre Epting
Bedenbaugh, A. J., Guard Lubs.
~Hare, Guard Houek-Lown
Bowers. Forward Rugheimer.
Pi-uk, F. 0.. Forward Shealy. Chas.
FIVE MILL LEVY.
The Newberry County Levy Will Be
Five Mills for County Pur
Dr. C. T. Wyche, chairman of the
Newberry delegation in the house
from this county. was in Newberry
The Herald and News asked Dr.
Wyehe if he would not consent to
answer a few questions in regard to
matters of legislattion pertaining ex
elusively to Newberry county, and he
readily consented to the following in
It will be seen that.the tax levy for
this county according to the state
ment of Dr. Wye.he has been increas
ed from three mills ,to five. Of
course, it appears that the levy for
ordinary purposes is only three and
a half mills, one half mill for past in
debtedness, and the one mill for
roads, bridges, and ferries, should be
considered as a part of the ordinary
county levy, as it is in reality.
"Doctor, you have passed through
the four bills providing for the re
fund for the bonded indebtedness as
suggested by the sinking fund com
mission of this county "
"They have passed the house.
"You have also passed the bond
"It has passed the house.
"Your bill in regard to County
Government for Newberry has pass
ed as printed in The Herald and
News sometime ago?"
"Yes, it has passed."
"What is the levy fixed for this
"For ordinary county purposes 3
1-2 mills: for road purposes 1 mill;
for past indebtedness 1-2 mill."
"Well, Doctor, that means to pay
this loan which you propose to
"Well, to pay it in part. To pay
part of it. The past indebtedness of
the county, as I understand it, is $14,
000. It proposes to pay it gradually,
part one year and part again and so
on. The $20,000 which it proposes to
borrow from the sinking fund is to
pay the past indebtedness of the coun
ty and to put it on a. cash basis so far
as the balance will go. As I under
stand it the county owes about $14,
000 including the $7,000 note now due
the sinking fund."
"You have adopted a special Act
providing for the loan of this $20,
000, going through how many
"W~\ell, that could only go for this
rear, as I understand it. It will pay
it in part. Our idea is this, that we
will pay the past indebtedness of the
county. We will divide the past in
lebtedness of the county into several
ears and pay part of it every year
atil is is all paid. The county taxes
rou understand are pledged for the
920,000. If we find that is not suf
Peient-if we do not find sufficient
funds in ordinary county funds to
pay that $20,000 we will still make
rrangement to borrow for the past
indebtedness. The whole county tax
is pledged for the $20.000. One mill
is to be used for roads and bridges
and ferries, only.''"
"Have you made any changes as
to sglaries of oounty officials?"
''Why, yes. I could not give you
he full changes that a.re made be
:ause I d.o not remember them all cor
cecty. We made the salary of the
ruperintendent of education payable
mt of the school fund, and we have
increased the salary of the superin
tendent of. education $100. There has
een an increase in the magistrates
ma constahles salaries in the county
ut the exact amount I do not ,re
"'I t>hink everyone of them. I un
1erst and that the magistrate in New
)Perry gtets $350 and the constable
"Is there anything else of a local
ature that you have done?
"'I do not recall anything else.''
"'When do you think the general
assembly will adjourn?''
"Friday or Saturday. We have
been handicapped by the long bal
otting for associate justice and the
stubborn fight on the prohibition
An unfortunate shooting affair
tok p)lace in Newberry on Saturday
evening, when Mr. Stanmore Lang
ford shot an old negro by the name
of Reilly Penn. .Just how the difficul
ty originated we are not informed.
The negro was shot in the small of
the back, the ball penetrating the
kidneys. He is dangerously wounded
though yesterday was still living.
When th-e shooting became known
Sheriff Buford procured a warrant
sworn out on information and belief
by M. B. Chalmers and 'phon~ed to
Magistrate Chappell to come into
town. Mr. Chappell came and when
Mr. Langford was presented to him
granted him bail in the sum of $200.
The charge in the warrant is assault
ad battery with intent to kill.
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Efficiency of Department Can Be In
creased Without Added Burden
The agitation inaugurated by Tle
Herald and News for a )art paid fire
Idepartment has c tadreeon.eA1INA
department has created considerable
interest and( fav4ra1e comment. a
number of the citizens and tax-payers
of Newberry having expressed them
selves as heartily in favor of the
As was stated in the last issue of
The Herald and News the rates for
Newberry approved by the South
Eastern Underwriters association on
January 23, 1909, coitain an inerea e
in insurance rates, as follows: "Fif
teen cents -and eighteen cents added
to brick nereantile for defective fire
department and water supply.' New
brry is placed in the list of _second
class cities, this deficiney,. however.
making her a second class city with
deficiencies-lower than second class.
but. above the third classs.
In another column in this issue of
The Herald and News is published'
the classification of first class and
second class cities by the S,uth-East
ern Tariff association. A read.ing lyf
this elassificiation will shmw exatly.
what Newberrv needs in order to
come u-p to the requirements for a
second class eity.
Chief Henry Wells, in his report
published in the last i<sue of The
Herald and News, estimated that the
recenit increase ini rates ini Newl)erryv
would amount to at least between two
and three thousand dollars in the
business district affected. This in
crease will amount to very nearly
enough to pay a. chief of tihe depart
ment $100 a month; to employ three
paid men in addition at fifty dollars
per month each to stay on duty con
tinuously, and to employ eight call
men paying them $1.00 an alarm for
the first hour and fifty cents for the
second hour. A chief at $100 per
month would require $1,200 per yea.r;
three paid men at fifty dollars per
month each, $1,800' per year; eight
call men, counting an average of ten
fires per year, at the rate of pay
named above, $80 per year; making
a total of $3,080. To offset this
would be the item of at least $2,000
increase in business district; two'
drivers at $480 per year, who could
'be dispensed with; end an item of
$120 street daty from forty firemen
who do not now pay sbreet duty;
na:i::g a tot.l of $2, U00. ThLis would
be more than taken up by the ampunt
of 'the increase in rates over $2,000.
This is an illustration given by Mr.
T. 0. Stewart, who was formerly cap
tein of the Newberry department, of
how the effieiency of tile department
could be inereased without extra ex
penditure on the part of the tax-pay
ers, and increasing the security of
If this can not be done just at this
time, certainly the paid men hereto
fore suggested by The Herald a.nd
News could be employed, 'and this is
a matter which should be taken up
by city council at once.
In addition to these matters, New
berry ought to have a -hook and lad
der truck 'and a chemical engine. The
two ca.n be secnred in a combination
machine at small cost. And other
equipment is needed, as will be seen
by reference to the classification of
cities p)ublishied elsewhere. There is
no reason wvhy Newberry should not
be well within the second class. The
improvements suggested by Chief
Wells, however, ought to come first.
A step in the right direction is worth
a great deal.
There also seems to be something
lacking in regard to the water supply.
as indicated in the increase of rates
published by the South-Eastern Un
rerwriters association, which should
Why not have a meeting of city
council with the officers of the fire
departme. t to discuiss the matter and
see wha':t can~ be done? It is a mat
ter of vital import.ance, affecting the
property and the safety of every cit
izen of Newberry. Something for
the improvement of the department
ertainly should p)aid men-should be
determined upon and action taken at
Honor to Whom Honor.
Editor of Herald and News: In
last. Tuesday's issue of your p)aper
vou gave Mr. Feagle credit of the
work done by the chain gang on the
Caldwell road near Mr. Gibson 's
place. You have been misinformed.
Mr. Wieker started the work before
Christmas but didn't get it finishred
before he went out of office and it
'has not been finishe'd yet. I have
been told that Mr. Feagle expects to
finish the work before he carries the
gang away from the county home.
Now so far as the work is eoncerned
I have nothing to say for it is alright,
I only wish we had more like it, I
only wanted to correct your mistake
and let thle good people know Mr.
Wicker had tIh-e work done and not
M. Fagle "Trvelr.
Cable Exhibit Will Begin Thursday
-steesting and Entertaining
ie ple( of Newbe.irv have been
in e1 I 11 vive excitlellen)t for the
pa4t tw weeks antivilcatipg the com
ina able Exlibit Reeltais and the
deinite ainionneement of the opening
concert on Thursday. February 25th,
created additional excitement and
comment in musical circles.
Mrs. Rov Z. Thonias. under whose
personal direction these concerts will
be held has every thing in readiness
fr these ('0Ierts and the local musi
eal talent is daily practicing to per
feet their musical numbers. Mrs.
Thuima. has also received advanced
>it of a large num1nber of beautiful
vexal selection. which will be render
ed by Mr. Diedrick J. Voight, nightly,
duIring tihese concerts and the accom
j)anist are now working on this music.
Mr. Voight has a national reputa
tion as a singer, having a beautiful
tenor voice which has bean heard all
over the United States during his
inr I as soloist with Haverlys Masto
d1on Minstrels of New York and Lon
dn. The music which he will sing
.ere is of the highest order.
The people of Newberry have nev
er'had an opportunity of hearing.
such an array of talent as will par
riiate in the Cable Concerts, and
it goes without saying that the enter
pise and generosity of the Cable
peul)le in providing such high class:
entertainment without charge to ouri
people is deeply appreciated by every
person in the community and we pre
diet that the Cable Company's sale
will be the biggest event of its kind
which has ever. been held in the Pied
mont section of South Carolina. . .
Their special representatives
Messrs. Wallace and Kennerty have
informed us that they will offer
splendid price reductions to -piano
bluyers during this immense sale and
will give such easy terms to theirl
customers that no home in Newberry
need be without the pleasure and ad
vantages of good music.
The Cable company is the largest
manufacturers of pianos and orga-ns
in the world, having the best and most
modernly equipped factories for pro
ducing the finest instruments that
money, experienee and the ingenuity
of expert workmanship are capable of
producing. The advantages of buy
ing direct from sucia a high class in
stitution that gives with each instru
ment they sell .a written warranty,
guaranteeing both workmanship and
material for a term of years are num
erous. This company is well and fav
orablv known to t:he Editor of The
Ierald and News as being the grea.t
est and most reliable institution of
similar character in the .world and the
president of their Sout'h Carolina
branch is one of the best known and
most enterprising citizens of South
Carolina and we command his com
pany to our people for their patron
age and support.
Mr. R. B. Wallace who is a piano
e.pert of wide experience will g've
:aily lectures on the construction and
the material of a good piano and will
explain many mysteries of piano
aoustics to us.
T!h eir concerts will undoubte ily he
brilliant social affairs as well as die
lihtful musical treats. The=e con
eri s will begin Thursday eve';nz,
Fera:ry 25. at eight o'clock Tharp.
id will continue for one we?k, at
24 Main street.
Tns to) my rap)tured ear.
Let ene swveet song be given:
L: nusic charm me last on ew:i.
Ar:! (ireet me first in Heaven.
ENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH.
Rev. J. W. Wolling, D. D., Pastor.
Sunday last in this church was a
full day' with large attendance. In
he morning~ service the pastor dis
cnssedl "The Second Coming of
Christ.'' and ,bTat it means to the
hurch. A special offering~ was made
for the b)enevolenit collections. The
Sunday school wvas largely attended
and Mr. Jas. F. Epting gave an in
terestinz account of the convention
recently held in Orangeburg.
The nialht services. not withstand
in the inclement weat'her, were large
y attended, there being present about
one hundred and fifty men. Miss
Minnie Todd p:.esid1ed at tihe piano
and with a full choir a number of
selections were well sung. Dr. Woll
ing spoke on the Holy Scriptures as
an inspired guide.
Rare Treat In Good Music.
Mr. (. E. N,o!-'n. reiesenitingz Chas.
1. Stietf pianos. has rpet'd "ne of
play a line of Stieff Pianos for a few
days. beginning this week.
hi some oif Newberry best -nvi~
ians, a.nd he promises the people of
wrar a rar treat in good music.
C., C. AND 0. RAILROAD.
Engineer Will Come to Newberry to
Investigate Route Via New
The com:nihttce from the chamber
of commec1lel-cc comlpowe(d of Me,..rs. W.:
K. Sli,h and H. L. Parr -had an inter
view last week with tihe ei'!1leer in
charge of the surveys which are now
being made in the Broad river see
tion of this county for the C., C. & C.
railroad in its proposed extension
from Spartanburg to Columbia. It
will be recalled that The Herald and
News menttioned sometime ago that
the survey had been made on the
Fairfield side of the river and that
the entineers of this road were now
iaking a preliminary survey on the
The interview of Messrs. Sligh and
Parr with the engineer was very sat
isfactorv and it is understood that
he will come to Newberry within ;he
next 30 days to look over the field
here and it is very probable that a
preliminary survey will be made from
Spartanburg via Newberry to Colum
bia. At any rate the engineer will
investizate the route from Newber
rv to Columbia and from Spartan
burg to Newberrv.
The cost of building via Newberry
will be very much less than to build
along the river fromounion to Colum
bia. In addition to this the road will
come through a section which is much
in need of additional railroad ser
vice, and can cover a ridge practical
ly all the way from Spartanburg to
Columbia and the distance will be
very little more if any.
Our people who are interested in
securing this. road and~ all of us
ouit to be should give all of the en
couragement possible to the authori
ties and make it as easy as possible
for them to secure rights of ways and
It is probably the last opportun
ity that Newbe.rry will have to secure
a trunk line, and this road comes
from the coal fields and will lessen
the price of coal very much.
REAFFIRMED ITS ACTION.
Another Meeting of Newberry Bar
Held' Yesterday in Regard to the
Courts in This County.
The Newberry Bar Association h-eld
another meeting.yesterday at tahe re
quest of a few of the members to
consider the action which was taken
last week in regard to the times for
holding court in this county.
The action taken last .week was
published 'in full in The Herald and
News last Friday giving in detail the
amendment which was .proposed ar
ranging the courts in this circuit in
cluding all of the counties. This
amendment was adopted by the sen
ate on 4 ; Thursday night as arn
amendment to the bill introduced in
t'he house by Mr. Bryan, of Charles
ton, and in the senate by Mr. Sinkler,
It seems that some of tahe members
of the bar were opposed to the
amendment and did not want any
court of common pleas with the jury
except a September term.
A resolution was -adopted, however,
at th e meeting yesterday reaffirming
the action of -the bar taken at the
meeting last Thursday. Only two
memers, Messrs. Geo. John'stone and
George B. Cromer, voted against the
It was also resolved that a copy of
the resolution reaffirming t,he action
takeni last Thursday should be sent
to Dr. Wyche, as chairman of the
house delegation from this county.
and to the senator from Newberry.
ignd by the chairman and the see
retary of the meeting.
A resoltionl was also offered thank
n Mr. E. H. Aull for his services in
having the amendment adopted. This
resolution was adopted with the ex
eption of the vote of Mr. George
Johnstone, who voted against it. Mr.
Aul. was present 'at the meeting of
the Bar Association yesterday and re
cjueted that the resolution of thanks
whi'h was offered be withdrawn, but
the action was as stated.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By Ftrank M. Schumpert, Esquire.
WHEREAS. Kate G. Leitzsey and
Barney Burr Leitzsey hatih made suit
to me, to grant them letters of ad
:inistration of the estate of and ef
fects of Thomas Benson Leitzsey.
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
and admonish all and singular the
kindred and Creditors of the said
Thomas Benson Leitzsey. deceased,
that they be and appear befor.e me, in
th.e (ourt of Probate. to be held at
N. werry, S. C.. on the 10th day of
Xiarn~C . next a fter publication t1hereof,
at 1 o' clock in the forrenoon, to show
cause. if any they have, wy the 'said
admiistration should not be granted.
GIVEN under my Hand, this 22nd
day of February Anno Domini. 1909.
Frenk M. Schumpert,
J. P.N. C.
Approves Applications-Only Seven
Deaths Last Year-Total Num
'Tie county pension board for New
berry county met yesterday in the
county auditor's office. The follow
ing applications for pensions were
approved: Frances T. Fulmer, Re
been Singley, S. E. Broaddus, A. E.
Kinard. G. Sam Moore. I. W. Griffin.
Mrs. S. N. Maffett was raised from
class C No. 4 to class C No. 3. The
following is the total number of pen
sioners on tihe roll from this county
by classes: Class B 3; Class C No. 1,
12; Class C No. 2, 61; Class C No. 3,
17; Class C No. 4, 85; a total of 178.
C AjT D No. 3 receives $72 annual
ly; Class C No. 1 and Class 3 receive
annlUally $48; Class No. 2 and No. 4
receive what is left in proportion.
Last year these two classes received
During the year 1908 seven of the
pensioners who were on the roll died.
In 1907 there were 15 deaths.
Mr. J. W. Shealy and Miss Beulah
Dennis were married at the home of
Mr. N. Y. Dennis at Mollohon Thurs
day evening at six o'clock, the Rev.
J. D. Shealy officiating.
Reported by 0. MeR. Holmes.
Good Middling .. .. .. .. .. 9 1-2
Strict Middling ..........9 3-8
Middling .............. 9 1-4
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling.. ........9 3-8
Strict Middling.......... 9 14
Middling ................9 1-8
I CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken for
less than 25 cents.
POUR JERSEY HEIFERS, one reg
istered; two full blood, not regis
tered; one ihigh grade. I am going
away, they must be sold this week.
Call -and see them. John Scott.
Elastic Belts all colors 10c.
Anderson 10c. Co.
WANTED-Every young man who is
interested in a Business Cour3e to
make application by March the
first. Remember this school is not
permanent, and that ''not now,
becomes never.'' Cecil's Business
Sc-hool is open day and night
watch our students..
Delicious Candies 10c and 20c pound.
Anderson 10c. Co.
Ta.ll Crystal Vases 10c.
Anderson 10c. Co.
WANTED-Our friends and all the
people of Newberry to know we al
ways give good Laundry work,. and
are in the business ''to stay.''
Agency at The Herald and News
office. Basket goes Wednesday and
Broaddus & Rluff.
Flower Stands suitable for Nastur
tians, Pansies or Violets, 10c. and
Anderson 10c. Co.
FOR SALE-One yoke well-broken
Oxen: good second-hand one-horse
wagon: 20.000 good bricks--at my
2-19-tf T. C. Pool.
14-Quart Enamel Dish Pan 25c.
Anderson 10c. Co.
FOR NICE pork chops and steaks
J. C. Sample, old dispensary stand.
Milk Bowles 10c. to 50c.
Anderson 10c. Co.
'PHONE 261 FOR FISH AND
RHODE ISLAND REDS-Eggs for
sale from pure bl>od fowls. Care
fully mated. $1.23 and $1.30 set
ting. J. M. Ward, Newberry, S. C.
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 peran
ently in Newberrv, gives both the
objective and subjective tests by
electricity and guarantees his work.
Office over Copeland Brothers.