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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, March 12, 1909.
THE SCHOOL BONDS.
The Herald and News printed on
Tuesday a copy of the act authorizing
an election on issuing bonds for th-e
extension of our graded school sys
There seems to be some misunder
standing among some of our people
as to the additional levy for mainten
ance which goes with this act. The
levy does not go unless the bonds
are voted but if a majority of the
qualified electors in this school dis
triet should vote in favor of iusuing
$40,000 worth of bonds "for the erec
tion of additional school buildings
then they also vote for an additic-ial
levy of two mills for the maintenance
of the Schools.
It is as plainly stated in this act
as it is possible to state anything. So
that there may be no mistake we
quote from the act: "In the event
said bonds are voted there shali be
levied an annual tax of two miis on
the taxable property in the district
which shall be ped by said trustees
in paying the expenses of conducting
the schools of said district, which tax
shall be in kddition to the tax now le
vied for said purpose and which may
be increased, decreased or repeal of
the tax now levied to pay the expen
ses of conducting the schools of said
The wording at the conclusio A of
,this provision is somewhat bungled
and we called attention to one of the
trstees to it, and he stated that tne
act was passed just as we printed it
though it wasintended to read at the
conclusion as follows: "Which may
be inicreased, decreased Or repealed as
the tax now levied to pay the expenses
of conducting the schools of said dis
trict.'' Reading this way it makes
sense and is clear that this two mills
iin addition to the two mills now
slevied for this district.
*If -these bonds are voted the Lax
payer should remember that he is
also voting two mills additional tax
for the maintenance of the schools.
It wil'l be remembered that when
-our school system was first establish-'
ed the provision of the law was t.hat
this tax which was levied at that time
*for the maintenance of the school was
voted annually.. Some years ago that
provision was changed so as to avoid
the necessity of an annual election,
and thereafter if it was desired to
*reduce, or' inerease, or repeal the tax
a special election could be ordered
for .that purpose.
* If this bond issue is voted this two
mill additional tax wil,l be in the same
condition and may be increased, de-*
'creased, or repealed by a special
There can be no doubt in the mind
of any one that Newberryneeds ad
ditional school facilities. It seems to
us, howeyver, that in our .present con
dition it would have been better to
have voted $25,000 for additional
buildings and then voted 'an addition
al tax for maintenance sufficient to
pay the expense of the school.
We are obliged to have our sewer
age. system extended and -our streets
'need more"'work, and we think that
*. with $25,000 we could have increased
*the s'chools without detriment to any
body and the running expenses might
be met with. -a less levy than two
mills. At any rate it was not wvise to
put the additional levy for mainten
ance in the proposition to put up ad
ditional buildings. If this proposi
tion should be voted down on the 24th
i:t does not mean that the citizens op
~pose additional school facilities or
that these additional facilities cannot
be had. An 'election can be ordered
without an act of 'the legislature and
that. was the first proposition and if
t.he committee had gone e head and
set-ured( the' requjiite n iumber~ of sigui a
--taresQ ('n the $30.000( prop itioni for
buildin;Zs there would have beenrprae
tically no' op,positionl and we could
h.mw ha -mi election before this.
LOOK FOR A PARK.
Spartanburg has gotten to be a
pretty good sized town, with her pros
p;acts for continued growth rosy,
without having taken any very satis
factory steps towards making certain
tha:t in the future she will be proper
ly supplied with parks. It strikes us
that this matter is one that migh.t be
given consideration. If we will con
sider the great number of little clill
dren who may be seen on summer af
te-rnoons making East Main street andi
other resident streets of the city, with
their dust laden atmosphere, -their
play ground, the need of an attrac
tive park accessible from the resi
dence section will be impressed up
on us. And this need is going to be
come greater as -the city grows.
The above is a clipping from the
Spartanburg Herald. The same might
be applied to Newberry, and we are
glad to say that it seems that one
portion of our town .at least is to be
furnished witih -this much desired
Mr. Z. F. Wright, president of the
Newberry Cotton mills, has under way
plans for a beautiful park over near
the mill village. This plot has been
planted in grass and flowers, and a
iarge and commodious pavillion is be
ing erected, and will be formally op
ened on May 1st. At which time the
Daughters of Rebecca will serve a
supper. A more accurate deseription
will be given of this park when it is
better developed. We are glad the
Newberry Cotton Mill has taken this
step as it is a move in the right direc
tion. There should be several small
parks in different parts of the city.
The pine grove in rear of Mr. 0 MeR.
Holmes' residence would make an
ideal park and be convenient to a
large residence section.
If the city could acquire the land
adjoining the north fork of Scott's
creek from the railroad to Glenn
street and plant it in shade trees and
grass it would add greatly to the
beauty of that section, be conducive
to health and at the same time a nice
The MoohonMill has a nice nat
ural park and with a little work a
very pretty park could be made.
The work of the Newbery Mill in
this miatter will be an object lesson
and we hope will lead to other parks.
President Wright is to be commended
for the interes;t he is taking in the
comfort and pleasure of those who
work in his mill.
.WATCH YOUR LABEL.
Those of our subscribers whose
time expired on the first will get no
paper after today unless they renew.
Notice was sent to every one- on the
third. The date on the label after
your name also tells you the date to
which payment has been made. We
do not want you to miss any issues.
and therefore we give you fifteen
days in which to renew.
It is not our purpose to be -continu
ally referring to these matters but
there are a few whose subscriptions
are out and who have not renewed
and this is to remind you to attend
to the matter at once so that you will
not-miss any paper.
-Woman's Missionary Society.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
Society of Central Methodist cbarch,
held a meeting on Monday afternoon
in ,the church parlors. It being the
time for the annual election of of
fiers, an election was held and the
following officers chosen to serve for
the enauing year:
President-Mrs. J. W. Humbert.
Vice-presidents-Mesrames W. H.
Wallace, J. W. White, and J. DJ.
Corresponding Secretary-Mrs. S.
Recording Secretary-Mrs. Burr
Treasurer-Miss Daisy Cannon.
Assisant 1)reasurer-Mrs. C. H.:
Agent W. M. Advocate-Mrs. Geo.
Supt. Juvenile Work-Mrs. P. C.
Asst. Supt.-Mrs. W. W. Hornsby.
Lady Manager Young Ladies So
eiet-Miss Vista Wood.
There are forty members and four
gentlemen ~honorary members of the
Mrs. How'rd-And vou really
mean1 to tell me~ that a chiirV')yani
foreto-Id -your late hlus.bands death?Z
Mrs. Coward-Yes, indeed. She said
there were brighter days in store for
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We hereby grade the South Caro
lina legislature eventy-five, seVentV
belin,- tie lowest mark whieh wit pass.
The Tennessee legislature z,ar- a
mark which it were the part of kinl
nies to leave u1111relitioled. eorrh
Carolina's legislature tak.- tie hiih
est honors of any legislauirc here
abouts in years.
I read the above in a copy of the
Charlotte Observer which recently
came into my hands. I would like to
know what right the Observer has to
be grading bhe South Caroli-a legis
"There are two ways of bo.ming
a town. One is to swell out the chest
and p'rate about its greatress and ex
aggerate its possibilities. T!:aL kind
of boomer is either an idler on the
street corners or he is looking for a
chance to snap up the unwary strang
er that settles here,' so says the
Spartanburg Journal. There is an
other way of booming a town some
of these street corner idlers have
and that is to "knock'" everybody
who is trying to do something to help
The Abbeville Press and Banner
thus throws off on Newberry in our
efforts to enlarge our school facili
ties. Our people are going to build
a new s6hool but sometimes I think
it would have been better for New
erry to have stood to the $30,00 pro
position and left out of the building
proposition the levy of two mills for
maintenance and left it to future ac
tion. You know we have no whiskey
money but have to dig down in our
jeans for what we get. I am glad.to
see Abbev.ille building. But -hear how
the Press and Banner talks about us:
"A little town like Newberry pro
poses to build a $40,000 school house
and yet Abbeville in all h6r pride and
greatness is asked to vote bonds for
a $20,000 scliool shack.
''Abbeville being a first class town
nee&s no $20,000 shack. Let us thave
a good sohool house or none at all. We
believe a Western city, (Cincinnati)
has built a million dollar school house.
Abbeville could hardly build a-$ ex
pensive a hous6 as Cincinnati has
built 'but our pride ought *make'us
build at least a $40,000 school 'house.
We ought to be ashamed to build a
cheap school hiouse.''
"'Human life is the greatest of the
nation's resources. But the Amer
can people, as a whole, hold it cheap
ly,'' says some one. ''Improvement
in general 'hygienic conditions is
lengthening life in Europe at the rate
of seventeen years in a century. In
Prussia a maximum increase of twen
ty seven years ihas been shown.'' And
yet in this .country and especially in
Newberry, South Carolina, we do pay
but little attent-ion to the simple laws
of .hyg~iene. And especially to those
we could no easily observe. One is
that of clean-liness. We throw all
sorb of stuff in the streets and seat
ter it to the winds. Very few keep
their premises as they should. It
would be so easy if every one would
consider' himameif and herself a com
mittee of one to see to, these little
matters whichi conduce so materially
to health, .happiness and life itself.
They do, say that I was mistaken
abou.t the beautiful green grass and
walks on the grounds at the new court
house but it is' positively asserted as
a fact that can be demonstra:ted that
Supervisor Feagle has solemnly prom
ised and is firmly bound to bring. th~e
cain gang to Newberry just the very
moment the Chiappells bridge is fin
ished and have the grounds laid out
acording to plans made by the Civic
Association a'nd the grass planted.
Thes'e grounds belong to the county
and their condition is a standing re
buke 'to those whose duty it is to
have ,them fixed up. It would take
but little time and I know Mr. Feagle
will keep inrviolate this solemn promise.
If the grass i~s not soon' planted it will
be too late. Why not do it now--to
day. This .could be made a beautiful
place and it should be. Now, Mr.
Feagle, the Idler wants you to show
these city folks what a pretty lawn a
countryman ca.n' make. I know vou
can do it and I believe you will. Now,
old fellow, don't disappoint me. I
am betting you, but don't you tell
anybody but just get busy and make
Had it 'ever occurred to you that
all the 'streets crossing the North
fork of Scott's creek have a bridge
except College street? Does it not
occur to you also that this is tihe most
important street crossing the~ creek
and needs a bridg'e more than at any
otheri plce. I ami satisfi ed it hias not)
occurred to _\ldermnan GreenI that
-there is no bridge at this crPossing or~
it would have been there lon ago.I
am sure if some e'ne who lives over
that .:deo will send Alderonn Green a
Green will unve a good sustaiii1al
bridge put up by Saturday nizht.
A citizei has asked me if it vere
ini aicordaince wi.th ttowi ordiiianeis
and the rule, and re;ula tion of the
boardl o' health to paro slops and such
thingis in the streets. I am sure I
do 't know but I take pleasure in
lessing the que-tilI up1) to t.hie boar-d
of healt r heer IS I he proper
personl to give the iinornation.
Will be Held for the Benefit of Civic
Association on Thursday, 18th
-Much Interest Already.
Arrangements have been made with
the Civic Association by which the
Fiddlers' Convention will be played
for their benefit.
Mr. L. 0. Tyler, who is working up
the convention, has secured the pro
mise of quite a number of old time
fiddlers in this county who will take
part in -the convention.
A number of prizes will be given,
the first being $3.00 in cash to the
best player on the violin, $2.00 to the
best on the banjo, and $2.00 to *e
best lady perforimer on the violin,
$1.50 to -the second best player on the
violin, and.$1.00 to the best dancer,
and a toy violin to the consolation
Among those who ihave already pro
mised to take part from Prosperity
axe E. W. Werts, Arthur Pugh, C. F.
Saner, S. L. Fellers; from Newberry,
the Salter brothers, H. M. Barger, A.
N. Walker, W. E. Felker, Billy Smith,
and L. Q. Fellers.
Miss Lillie Morris, of Prosperity,
R. F. D. No. 4, has written that she
-will be present and bring her crowd
with her from that section. This is
a family of fiddlers and will add
much to the ening's entertainment.
There are others who will enter the
contest and altogether it is expect
ed that there will be at least 25 per
No one but fiddlers of the old
school will be allowed to enter the
contest. Each contestant may play
three pieces of his own selection and
use any kind of accon-paniment he
Further details and list of enter
tainers will be published in Tuesday's
The Tillmans 'are visiting at the
There was nothing about President
Roosevelt .in yesterday's World.
A man in a New York street car
last Thursday morning got up and of
fered his seat to a lady.
Concerning thhe murders committed
in New York last week, the polie
will arrest the mtuiderers and bring
them sto a speedy .trial.
Chamenhey Depew has resigned.
Out of considelrtion for thie com
fort an well-being of the men, ladies
have deciidedl hereafter to wear only
Last Sunday Trinity Church Cor
pration subscribed five dollars to
Conguessijonal appropriations for
the coming years wil.l be only a smali
part of thie nation 's income.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
I will make a final settlement of the
estate of Sumter Jones, deceased, in
the proba,te court of Newberry coun
ty on Friday, April 9, at ~eleven
o'clock in the forenoon, and imhmed
iately thereafter apply for letters
dismissory as administrator of said
estate. All persons Ihaving celaims
against said estate will present the
same on or before said 'date.
John C. Goggains, C. C.,
Administrator Sumter Jones, deceas
ELECTION ON THE ISSUE OF
In accordance with an act of the
legislatu-e -approved February 2"7,
199, i,Oce is hereb)y given that an
eletion will be 'held in the old court
house in the town of Newberry, S. C.,
from 8 a. mn. to 4 p. mn. March 24th,
1909, on the question of issaing bonds
f~r the purpose of erecting additonal
school building or buildings in the
town of Newbetrry. S. C.. to the
amount of not exceeding forty thous
and dollars at i-ntere.st not to exceed 5
per cent per annum, the bonds to run
A levy of one mill 'has been provid
ed by the legislature with which to
pay interest on said hbonds and to p)ro
vide a sinking fund for same.
S. S. Cmumingham, J. M. .Bowvers.
Alex. Singleton are hereby appointed
maagr for aid e!eetion.
Dv ordler of' thle hi brd of t rusree..
J. M. Daris. Chairman.
MAYE;' BOOK STORE
Uniqu4e anc Pleasing.
Remember your friends at Easter, which is
one of the most charming seasons of the year.
BEAUTIFUL EASTER CARDS and EASTER RABBITS
EASTER DIES AT WHOLESALE.
Call to see them at the up-to-date counters of
MAYBS' BOOK SOR
THE. HOUSEKEEPERS' AND
20 Barrels Table Glasses and Vases, Etc. 4
I 0.Cases Lamp Chimneys, all sizes.
Drip or Stew Pans, all sizes.
15 Different kinds Water Buckets.
4 H-ogsheads Crockery.
1,000 Rolls Crepe Paper, aji colors.
500 Rolls Decorated Crepe Paper.
Shipment Notions, Belts, Combs, Pins, Wasli
Enamelware, White Lined and Gray.
Big line Easter Goods just in.
500 Pounds Fresh Candy.
Always meet your friends at
Anders on10 Cent Comupany.
Newberry, S. C.
New Spring SpecinIIies~
In Ladies' Furnishings, consisting of Embroi
dered Linen Collars, New Fad Bow Ties, Belts,
Combs, Hair Ornaments and all shades of
Collar Ruffling. We make these prices for
your consideration and to make you look and
think. Listen to the 'ong of low prices on best
quality and latest styles: - - - --
One lot Elastic Belts, two Buckles, worth 25c., special
One eact Embroidered Collars, sells everywhere at 25c.,
special 1 5c. each.
One lot Bow Ties, new, worth 25c., special 1 5c. each.
One lot Bow Ties, long ends, worth 35c., special 24c. each.
One lot Jewel Combs, worth 50c., special 25c. each.
One lot Barretts, worth 25c., special 10Oc. each.
One lot Hair Ornarnents, three in set, worth 20c., special
14n. slot High Back Combs, worth 20c., special 10c. each.
Big lot Mourning Combs, priced special.
Remember, we keep tab on all new special
ties for Ladies, nothing new left out.
Come at once. Come now.
P. S.-Our line of SPRING MILL1NERY will
'be open for inspection in a few days.
Mrs.3 Emma Hair,
Lower Main Street.