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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
Serry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, March 19, 1909.
There is a school at Mollohoi sup
ported by the mill which should be a
part of our system in the city.
If you are interested in the educa
tion'of the children of this community
-why wait another year to do what
ought to be done today.
What are a few dolars compared
rwith the health and life of
the eh1dren of this commun
itY? There should be n,) hes
itancy. Every man wtho has -he wel
fare of this community at heart
should vote for the bond issue and the
additional tax for the maintenance of
our schools. The facts cannot be con
troverted. The need is pressing. It
should not be delayed. Why wait an
other year to do what we should have
done a year or more ago.
Thirty dolfars were received by the
State yesterday for the woman's mon
ument fund from the studenti of New
berry college. Good boys!-The
How about the girls? We think the
girls at thd college -had a little part
in that contribution. Why not good
The grand jury recommend that the
probate judge occupy the room in
the new courtqqhouse ih th-e rear and
that is at present not dbeupied and
that there be no turther moving. That
will probably .end the .ase before the
THOSE SCHOOL BONDS.
Ini the matter of voting the bond
isue.;or 4ie improvement' of 'our
'sehxel system, it .is well to keep the
WiTb 'the toFal assessed value in the
city of Neiwbierry of $2,346,597 the
city oain issue boinds to the amoumnt of
$197,727 and be within the eonstitu
Not taking into consideration,the
railrioad' debt whieh is on the town
ship, the total bonded indebtedness of
the town at present so far as we kave
bee ab1e to easeertein is as follows:
Opera hourse .. .... .......$19,000
Waiter 'works ................42,000
Sewerage .. .'..... .... ...25,000
Giraded schools .... ......,. 12,800
We undersband that there is also
* ontstanding for' past .iudebtedness
som0thinUg like '$20,000, awhich would
make the total $118,800.
Of thiis iidebtedns .tihe school
*bonsare practially.all padorwill
'be inexit year.
-There is on~ hand for payment of
the water bonds $14,000. Deduceting,
Therefore, $26,800 fr.om the total in
debtedness of $118,800 leaves a bond
ed debit on the see~in -of $92,000.' It
rwiRl be seei, therefore, that' we eni
issue at ]east $100,000 in bonds and
stia be within the constitutional li
* If ehe township bomds arc &onsid
ered the limit is inereased to 15 per
cent. We can,. therefore, .easily vote
,$40,000 for the improvement of
schools without increase of the taxe.s
for bonds -and still have a margin of
$60,000 for' streets and extension of
The conditions, at our present
sehool ~buildi:ng make it imperative
that additional .buildings should be
erected and they should be put up at
As stated in The Herald and News
on Tuesday in which an itemized
statem:ent of expenses for the con
- -dcering of t.he schools was given, it
will be necessary .to ihave a two mill
tax aditioinal for the proper mamn
tenae'e of thle schools.,
We regret that anyone should op
pose a tax for ,this purpose. We re
member. howverr when it was origi
na:lly proposed to st,abl.ish the schools
'in Newberry that -there was opposi
tion .to the tax, and tihere will alwvay s
be fonnd ~those Twh'o oppose any
mve t iat Is t(r te beterment
of tihe comnmity if it involvez tire
outlay of moirey aind we cannot have
these improvements without an ex
penditure of money.
We believe that the two additional
school buildings can be erected and
the lots bought for $30,000 and if
they can *we are satisfied that the
board -will not use over 3$0,000. The
present building, however, needs re
pairs, buit that will not cost more
than two or three thousand dollars.
While we are putting up additional
buildings we should look to the fu
ture and no investment will pay bet
ter for this community than the eree
tion of modern, well equipped school
buildings, and buildings that will
serve the purpose of th'is town for
twenty-five or t1hirty years.
* THE BOND ISSUE.
As there seems 'to be some confus
ion of ithe facts about the needs of
the schools in Newberry, we make
the follow-ing statement:
Lot and new graded school
building ............$ 20,000
igh school building .. 10,000
Two new heating apparatus 3,000
New desks .. .. .. .. .. 1,500
Other needed improvements 1,500
% Cost of Maintaining the Schools
One superintendent .. .. ..$ 1,500
Sixteen techers ....... 7,200
Two jani4o.. .. ........ 360
Fuel .. A .. ........... 600
Insurance ............ 250
Colored school teachers ...s 1,413
Total ..............$ 11,323
The present income for Tunning the
schools as they now are is $7,300; as
it will 'require $11,325 the two mills
increase will provide $11800.00.
The 'o'fity thousan4 dollars of
bonds proposed for -thdis sohool equip
ment will be the entire indebtedness
of the.. towin for school purposes, as
the bonds for the did graded school
will be retired ivexit year. T:his seems
to us to be as cheap as such a school
systiem could popsibly be obtained
for', and is less than has been expend
ed by 'other townrs.
The one mill now .collected for the
interest and 'retirement of the old
graded school. bonds wifl pay the in
terest and iietire the new. bonds in
forty years, therefore mligno: in
rease of.taxes Loor this purpose. The
only irncrease of -taxes -p:roposed is
the two pmills foi- maintai'ning the
schools. This will, have to be done,
whether we build new buildings or
rent touses for the accommodation
of the childre -one~ or the other will
hve to be done. The sebooil cannot
~be nianother year as.it is now be
iing run. This is said after a careful
inspectikJn of the school, and
after a careful and painstaking in
'estigation of 'the needs of the
The trustees of the grap ed school
agree not to expend any more of the
forty thousand dollars of bonds than
s absolutely niecessary. and will not
sue any of tthe bonds in excess of
tie amounit necessary.
.F. N. Martin.
J. H. Wicker.
* J..M. Davis.
W. A. MeSwain.'
0. I4. gayer..
- JnoL M. Kinard.
W. 'K. Sligh.
is Geo. s. Mower.
- Geo B. Cromer.
Whikey, Cards and a Fight.
Will Ruff and George Miller, alias
Shine," both co 'red, became en
aged in a game o~ eards with a lit
tle pile on 'the side in Epting's stab
les on Tuesday ..nig'ht, and ''Shine'
won $6.15 of Ruff's money., Ruff
tried 'to borrow ra dollar of ''Shine's''
winniings, but "Sihiine" refused to
et him heare it. He then wanted to
sell "'Shine'' a quart of whiskey for
$1.50, but ''Shine"' refused to buy,
having previously purchased a pint
fron Will during the game. ''Shine'"
offered 'to buy- another pint, but Ruff
'refsed to sell a pin:t. As '' Shine''
went out Ruff 'hit him beihind the ea-r
with a brick, and ''Shine'' almost
lost consciousness, but he grabbed
Will .as *he was falline, and as soon
as he reeoveredl himself proceeded to
make Will yell for mercy. Police
man Franklin went in and arrested
both the n'eg'roes and secured t wo
quarts of whi.skey and a deck of
eards. Rotih we're before Mayor Lang
ford on Wednesday morning, and
"Shine"' was 'tried Oin two chiarges,
gabliing and fight.ing, and sentenc
ed to pay $7.50 or serve 40 days;
Ruff got $70 or 90 days on three
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* THE IDLER.
The Idler has received the follow
ing letter. I desire to say first that
the Idler is at present engaged by The
Herald and News and not by the Ob
server, though the editor of The Her
ald and News, I am afraid, is thinking
seriously of putting a little closer
cheek on me. I am not "punching''
anybody. In fact I am observing,
suggesting and commending. Here is
the inquiry and I pass it on to those
The Idler, Dear Sir: I have noticed
with interest your pointed punches in
late issues of the Observer, and should
like to see your compliments to the
citizen who wantonly blocks drains
out of the public highway until an im
passable muck makes remedy imper
ative, he sets about to repair the dam
age charging the expense to the coun
ty! And what about the supervisor
who allows himself so hoodooed ?
An Interested Reader.
Did you read the following para
graph from the speech of Judge An
derson in the famous Cooper trial in
Tennessee. Judge Anderson is the
leading attorney for the Coopers. If
you have not read it I commend it to
your careful and prayerful considera
"There was a debt owed by Car
mack to Cooper-not money, but the
debt that hurts and stings and burns
w-hen its payment is withheld-the
debt of gratitude."
Then tell me how many politicians
with whom you have dealt and for
whom you have worked ever discharg
ed the debt. Sorie one has said that
most people, especially politicians, de
fine gratitude to be thankfulness for
things hoped for and for favors yet
to be bestowed. There are many who
feel "the debt that hurts and stings
and burns" but who, nevertheless,
never discharge it unless it be to their
interest to do so and they expect to
mike something by so doing.
I heard a gentleman.say the other
day that he was in the court house
and heard a lawyer say it would take
his partner, 'another lawyer, two days
to come from Edgefield to Nwberry.
What a powerful argument this is for
the building of the Augusta, Edge
field, Saluda jand Newberry trolley.
Just think of it. Only forty mile:
and this modern age of progress it
takes a lawyer two days to make the
trip. It is a sed commentary on our
progress in this section. We need
the road and must have it.
City council has made some good
rossings in Caldwell street for ped
estrain&. They are very nice-one
across Friend, Johnstone, and Boun
dary streets each. They are made
of brick, thbe same quality of brick
used for the paving. Citizens who
live out in College street have sent
word to the Idler to call attention to
the sidewalk crossing Harrington
street and request Alderman Green to
hive a crossing put there. ,This is
an important street and t.hen~ it pi
joins the new court house and when
the~walks are laid out on this square
and the grass is green the crossings
sould be in. keeping, but it~ is not,
meant to suggest thkt council wait
for the lawn to grow on the court
hoiide square before fixing the cross
ings. Let it 'be done now-today.
Funeral of Mr. R. C. Leavell.
The funeral of Mr. R. Chalmers
eavell was one of the most largely
attended funerals ever witnessed in
Newberry. The floral tributes were
umerous. and unusually beautiful.
From all parts of the city waiters of
lovely flowers were sent to the be
reaved ones to comfort, them and to
show the high a.ppreciation in which
t:he deceased wvas held 'by those who
kaew h.im. Among the floral designs
of special beauty and which came
from Columbia florists were a hear~t
of white flowers ordered by the fam
ily, "Gates Ajar'' from the Red Men
and a cross (white) from the Baptist
Sunday school, a wreath, (white)
from the Philatheas, also a white
wreath from the Baxa-cas, white carna
tions from the W. C. T. U., a white
cross from Baxter and Son, a white
and pink wreath from Mr. and Mrs.
B. C. Matthews and Miss Cannon, Mr.
Duvall, white earnations, and a winte
wreath from Mr. W. S. Langford.
Many a time had Mr.1 Chaimers
Leavell covered the graves of otheis
with beautiful flowers, and it was
doubly appropriate that the mound
which was to miark his last resting
place^ should thus .be made a spot of
beauty by being covered with nature's
loveliest emblems of life and the res
The Sunday School Teacher-And
now, crhildren. can you tell me, wvhen
Balaamn and his ass coniversed, what
language they spoke in ?
Little Harry Green-Please, sir,
KILLED BY TRAIN.
Ned Kinard, Aged Negro, Accidental
ly Killed by Southern Freight
Ned Kinard, colored, probably the
oldest pye.rson- in Nwberry county,
was iecidentally killed by a Southern
freight train in Newberry shortly be
fore 1 o'clock on Wednesday. Ned
w'as leaning against :he -end of some
box cars on the siding, in front of the
depot, when a shifting freight struck
the ears and threw him under the
wheels, the first wheel passing over
him and cutting off both his legs and
the next wheel stopping on him.
Death was almost instantaneous.
Coroner Felker empanelled a jury
and held an inquest, the verdict being
that the killing was accidental.
Ned was a ditcher on Mr H H. Kin
ard's place, in the upper part of the
county, and was about 106 years of
age. Something of his long life from
the time b.h' was brought from Afciea
is given in another column in this
Following is the testimony taken
at the coroner's inquest:
R. L. Murrell, sworn, says: I am
engineer on train No. 65, engine 109,
freight going west, Southern railway.
Thi.s man was killed about 12 .50,
March .7th. 1909. [ was switching on
east end of the yard. Was getting
signal to go ahead by brakeman. I
struck cars, about 17, in house track,
attempting to'couple to them,. when
cars rolled off, (cannot tell whetiher
coupling made or not) I did not see
negro when he got killed. Bell was
ringing, as I came back. I was using
every precaution. I was not kicking
cars in. I was doing usual shifting.
Svitchman was in lead of me. I do
not know how fa.- up line of cars
switchman was. I stopped my en
gine because I knew I was as far as I
was intended to go.
R. L. Murrell.
L. H. Collins, sworn, says: I was in
engine. Murrell sent for me to plug
flue. Engine was too hot to plug
vhen I got thetre. Conductor signol
ed engine back, and Murrell, engineer,
hit cars very carefully. He could not
see two cars ahead of him. Engine
-was headed front. There was two
lines of cars on tracks. Engineer was
signed back. Bell was ringing while
the shifting was going on. Engineer
was shifting as ,carefully as he could
with the cars he had to shift. I never
knew man was .killed until after
wards. Dead man was in the same
position as he is now .when I first saw
him. I doin'it know who moved En '.
From my judgment car moved seven
or eight feet when he was hit.
- L. H. Collins.
Nathan Hardy, sworn, says: I am
fireman on the freight train that kill
ed the old negro man. We were on
the house track shifting. We were
going ahead. I did not see any signal
on my side. The bell was ringing all
the time. I was ringing it. We hit
the cars ordinary.
Fred. H. Russell, sworn, says: I
was in front of laundry when I saw
it. Car moved about three feet wvhen
it struck him. Saw negro fall. Could
not say whether negro was walking or
. F. J. Russell.
C. W. Fant, sworn, says: While
heading in the house track, signed en
gieer down. Hit cars and knocked
old negro down. The cars moved
aout three feet. Was doing usual
shifting and made coupling with no
kicking of cars.
C. W. Fant, Conductor.
Pleas Boyd, sworn, says: Old negro
leaning with back to car. Car struck
him from back. I saw him but did not
have time to tell him of danger. I
work for railroad company. First
wheel run over him. The other stop
ped on him.
* Pleas Boyd.
J. P. Shealy, sworn, says: I was
on the platform of the freight depot
opposite the first door when my at
tention was attracted by his cries. I
went to him- and attempted to pull
him out but he was fastened by the
wheels. I clled to those standing to
signal to the engineer to pull the cars
off the body.
After the car was pulled off the
body the body was moved off the
track. He was still alive but did not
The train erew was doing ordinary
shifting, and I summroneid a doctor im
mediately, and he was dead when doe
tor .arrived. The train passed over
both legs. I don 't know the old man.
J. P. Shealy.
Texanna Spears, sworn, says: The
body lying near the crossing of the
Southern railroad is my father, Ned
Kinard, who is 110 years old.
-Texanna X Spears.
The verdict of the jury was as fol
That the saiid Ned Kinamrd came to
his death by car wheels passing over
the body of the sa,id Ned Kinard, said
c-ar wheebeng upon the tracks of
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0. L. ROBIN
Southern Railway company and pro
perty of Southern Railway company,
and from evidence we have, said death
was caused accidentally.
G. M. B. Epting,
John M. Ts. or.
R. J. Watts.
W. B. Timmerman.
C. E. Powell.
A. W. Jones.
J. W. Franklin.
0. W. Roberts.
W. P. Bedenbaugh.
P. F. Baxter.
J. T. Smith.
0. C. Iieaphart.
"Maud is all bound up in Ralph.''
"Does she love him?"
''She worships the very air he flies
ELUB RIDGE SCHEDULES.
"No. .18, leaves Anderson at 6.30 a.
in., for connection at Belton with
Southern fon Greenville.
fNo. 12, from Walballa, leaves An
derson at 10.15 a. in., for connection
at Belton with Southern Railway for
Columbia and Greenville.
No. 20, leaves Anderson at 2.20
p. in., for connections at Belton with
Southern Railway for Greenville.
No. 8, daily except Sunday, from
Wahalla arrives Anderson 6.24 p.
i., with connections at Seneca with
Southern Railway from points south.
No. 10, from Walhialla, leaves An
erson at 4.57 p. in., for connections
at Belton with Southern Railway for
Greenville and Columbia.
No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.50
. mn., from Belton with connections
No. 9, arrives at Anderson at 12.24
p. in., fromn Belton with connections
from Greenville and Columbia. Goes
No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40
p. in., from Belton with -connections
No. 11, arrives at Anderson at
.29 p. in., from' Belton with con.
etions from Greenville and Colum
bia. Goes to Walhalla.
No. 7, daily except Sunday, leaves
Anderson at 9.20'a. in.; for Walhalla,
rith connections at Seneca for local
Nos. 17, 18, 19, and 20 are mixed
trrns between Anderson and Belton.
Nos. 7 and 8 are local freight
trains, carrying passengers, between
Anderson and Walhal1la and between
Walhalls an? Andersor
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wberry's leading Dry Goods Mer
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'SO N, Ag4ent.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Court of Common Pleas.
Mary A. Spehl, Plaintiff,
Theodore H. Spehl, et al., Defend
By virture of an order of the court
herein, I will sell at publie auction
at Newberry Court House S. C., with
in the legal hours of sale, on Monday,
April 5th, 1909, all that lot of land
lying and being situate in the county
of Newberry and State aforesaid,
about one and one-half miles east of
the town of Newberry, S. C., same be
ing lot No. 8 of the lands of Theo
dore Spehl, deceased, containing 107
feet by.150 feet, and bounded by lots
Nos. 9 and 7 of said. estate and a 40
ft street and Johnstone street.
Terms of sale: One-half cash and
thh balance in 12 months with interest
on credit portion to be secured by the
bond of the purchaser -and a mort
gage of the premises sold, with leave
to pyall cash. Purehaser to pay
forpaprsand recording of same.
I EREBY NOTIFY ALL subscrib
ers on 'the Bell Telephone No. 287
288 lines I forbid any tresspassing
or working with wires or poles
on the iand of the undersigned; al.
No forbidden from climbing poles
on which I have bought right of
ways, recorded in the clerk of
court's office, to the full extent of
the law. I forbid any of you mov
ing any wire on the land -right
of way above mentioned .al.,l you
pay to me $7.20, that is due me.
Take notice that you only have 30'
days to do this in on the account of
indecent talk over the line. This
indecent talk started because I ob-.
jeeted to a certain party coming on
287 line. This party will ring 2'
rinzs so he can say something con
trary to the family it matters not
who it is; he denied the 2 rings
which was proved on the line that
it was more than one ring and his
reply was that it is a lie.
B. B. Sloan.
Newberry, S. C., March 13, 1909.
QHARLESTON & WESTERN CAS-.
Schedule in effect May 31, -1908.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
Ar. Gree'nville 4:00 p.m.
Lv. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
Ar. Hendersonville 7:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormielr 4:33 p.m.
Ar. Augusta 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlcr Car line be
tween Augusta and Asheville. Trains
Nos. 1 and 2, lpave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays, leave
Asheville Mondays. Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de-1
partures. as well as eonnections wi)b
other covmpanies. are given as infor
mation. and are not guaranteed.
Gen. T. Urvan.
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