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VOL XLVI 6 NEWBERRY, S. (C.. YPDAY. JULY 3. 1909 T
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Barbecue on 23-Speech by Prof.
Sligh.-Mr. Moseley Home.
Death of Mrsf1 Bray.
P..osperity. July 15.-The Palmet
to elub will meet with Miss Della
B(1wEr; on Tuesday afternoon. "4Wo
man in Storv and History" is the
generial subject. Papers will be read
by Miss Kohn. Miss Moseley and Mrs.
iorris. and music will be furnished
by Mrs. Quattlebaum.
Mrs. Murrell, of Peaks. returned
Wednesday after a pleasant stay at
The many friends of Mr. H. C.
Moseley will be pleased to hear that
lie is onee inore in our mirlst. He and
Mrs. Moseley and Mrs. White return
ed Saturday from Savannah and will
remain here during the summer. We
are happy to say that he is doing
fairly well and is cheerful and dt
lighted at seeing the friends of his
Mrs. J. L. Wies has gone to Ashe
ville where she will remain three
months at Dr. Carroll's famous sani
tarium. She' has been suffering for
some time with throat trouble. The
best wishes of al for a speedy restor
ation to her wonted health and place
in everything pertaining to the bet
terment of things, go with her.
Mr. H. J. Rawl returned Wednes
day from a visit to Lexington.
Miss Rosalyn Summer was in the
Miss Lucile Wise, of Saluda, is the
Zuest of relatives here.
Miss Marie Lathan spent several
days with Mrs. Maxey Harmon last
Mrs. W. H. Hiller has been in our
city for several days.
Miss Annie Moseley is in atten
dance upon Miss Brockington's house
party at Manning.
Mr. F. 0. Black, of Wards, was in
the city Saturday. We are glad to
say that he was so favorably impress
ed as to accept the position in the
Mrs. Lizzie DeWalt and Miss Mary
DeWalt Hunter left today for Hen
dersonville where they will be joined
by Miss Nannie Simpson and will
rempin there for some time.
Mr. Ernest Counts went to Florence
Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs.
Tuesday evening the business men
and the young boys crosse dbats. The
game was fairly well played, consid
ring the fact that only the boys
were in practice. The score resulted
in favor of the youngsters.
The date of the barbecue has been
chanzed from Saturday to Friday,
July 23. It is hoped that all who can
wil! come. Besides the feast of meats,
cream. eake. and lemonade there will
be a spe chi b'y Mr. Wilbur K. Sligh.
He will apeak r n a live subject,.
"Good Road.''" Transportation will
be furnished withoat extra charges.
Al the plbns for a saeccessful 'cue
have been fomalated, so- you need
not be afraid t?e game will not be
worth the candle.
D:-. E. N. Kibler, our popular den
tist. was elected to the presidency of
the Dental association at its recent
annual meeting held t.his year at
Mrs. Howard McWaters and child
ren. cf Atlanta, are the guests of Mr.
J. L. Wise's family.
Miss Kate Thompson, one of our
most popular graduates has accepted
the school at Mt. Pilgrim and will
assume her duties Monday moiing.
Mrs. B. B. Schumpert has gone
to Newberry to spend several days
with friends there.
Mrs. L. S. Bowers is spending this
week with relatives in Newberry.
Mrs. Missouri Long returned last
Thursday from the Columbia hospital.
2e will remain for several weeks
wth atr m&. Mr. Irvin Long, on Mc
Mr. J. L. May. our accomodating
agent of the C., N. & L. has just re
turned from a visit to his pineapple
farm near Fort Pierce. Florida.
Mr. F. E. Schumpert has gone to
Dalas, Texas. to spend some time
with his brother, Mr. Fred Schum
Mr. Granville Wyche made a flying
visit to Columbia Wednesday.
Mrs. T. D. Copeland, of Clinton. is
Svisiting her parents. Mr. and M!rs. H.
A goodly number of our n)eonle are
going to take advantage of the excur
sion to Spartanburg the 16th inst.
Supt. and Mrs. Ed. Black and little
Sara, passed through the city en
route for a visit to their parents, Mr.
N.L. Black and Mr. John Rauch, near
This Wednesday morning at the
early hour of 3 o'clock Dr. Beden
haugh and family and Mrs. Thompson
Wheeler. Mr. Melvin Mathis and fai
ilv. Mr. Geo. Steele and family, left
for Augusta in their autos. They
made the trip in good rime, t-legraph
ii- their safe arrival about nine
o clock. They returned tonight.
Mr. W. J. Sheely, of Silver Street.
spent Sunday in town.
All Pro.perity was grieved to learn
Sunday morning of the tragic death
of Mrs. Kate Smith Bray. at the Old
Dominion hospital in Richmond. Va.,
where she iad gone for treatment
several days previous to her death.
Her condition was such that she was
left under the care of a nurse and
while the nurse stepped to the other
side of the room to (et her a -drink
of water. she jumped from her second
story window and injured herself
cruelly, living only a. short ihillp af
terwards. Mr. Bray was immediately
called from Florence by plione bft
his wife had left him ere he reached
Mrs. Bray grew up in our midst.
She was a most lovable girl, always
cheery. kind and helpful. She was a
niece of Mrs. R. L. Luther of
town and hence a visitor of frequent
welcome to her native town. She
was a most loyal, enthusiastic work
er in the Lutheran Mission church at
Florence, and will be greatly missed,
Mrs. Bray leaves two children, a son
about 5 years of age and an infant of
six months. Mrs. Bray's remains
were interred at her home town on
Monday afternoon. The press all
over the State has united in paying
the highest tribute. The floral of
ferings which came from far and
near were many and attested fra
gantly to the regard and esteem
which aT1 held who knew her.
Reported That Her Firemen Won't
Attend Any More Tourna
Mr. Alexander McDougall, one of
the inspectors of the Industrial De
partment of which Hon. E. J. Watson
is the commissioner. was in the city'
esterday inspecting the mills of Un
Mr. McDougall was the jumper on
the Palmetto team from Columbia
last week. and his presence yesterday
in this city gave rise to the report
that he had come to Union represent
ing his team, in order to demand and
secure the $200 cash prize which his
team lost by ruling of Nozzle Judge
Walker. However. Mr. McDougall is
quoted as saying 'that -be came here
ony on his official industrial duties,
and that so far as his firemen team
contesting this is concerned he en
pects to have nothing more to do with
it. Indeed he does not intend to have
anything to do with the team irr the
future. and the Columbia firenten, ib
is st-ated, will not attend another tour
nament beca ise they allege that the
firemen throughout the State are
working against them.
It is stated that Mr. McDougall
said that he was satisfied, and that he
intended to let The matter drop. but
that he had 'heard screfning to the
effect that the Columbia team might
still put in its claim.
STRIKE OF NUESES OVER.
Atlanta. Ga., July 14.-The strike
of the twenty-four pretty nurses at
the Presbyterian hospital is over. It
was "compromnised'-' as one of the
soft-voiced strikers explained-by the
nurses returning to work under the
old terms and conditions. That is,
21 of them returned and the remain
ing three were willing, but the hospi
tal authorities told them to "pack
their clothes and go.''
Pi'he young womh c laimed 'that
they were overworked and under-fed,
and that there was another reason
which was worse thani both the others.
What this reason was they have not
revealed. Anyway, the nurses bor
'owed from other hospitals have been
returned and peace reigns over the
* THE IDLER. *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
The Idler has received the follow
inz note from the editor of The Her
ald and News. enclosing proof of an
article by Mr. Blease in reply to what
The Idler had to say in the last issue
-f The Herald and News:
"We enelose yon herewith proof of
article by Mr. Blease. which speaks
for itself. We have Mr. Blease's per
mission to hand it to you for reply.
if you desire to make reply.
"The Idler doesn't want to get in
to ally *ontrOversy with any one. and
if it did. it would not feel competent
to engage in an argument with Mr.
Blease as to bonds and obligations of
other kinds. and the construetion of
Acts. I want to say, though, that
Mr. Blease minunderstood me if he
thought I meant to say anythin'
against the new court house. I am
proud of the building, and every eit
izen in the county ought to be proud
of it. because it is a credit to the
county. And the county needed it and
Mr. Blease is to be heartily commend
ed for going ahead and taking the
stand he did ir\ the matter.
But why quibble over words? What
is a bond, but an obligation of the
county? What is a note but an obli
gation (,f the county? Could the 'an
nual tax levied to pay the note given
to the sinking fund commission on
which money was secured to build
the court house, be repealed and the
credit of the county be maintained?
Isn't the county as much legally lia
ble for the payment of a note as for
the payment of a bond? Didn't the
act providing for the erection of the
new court house recognize that there
was no real difference. when it au
thorized the commaissioners iof thet
sinking fund to lend to the county on
the "note or bond" of the county
treasurer? I don't know. Questions
seem to be the order of the day. and
I am simply falling in line and ask
Wasn't it intended in the act for
the ereetion of the court house to get
the money at once and altogether. so
that the new building could be erected
and paid for afterwards? Isn't that
what the advocates of bonds for good
roads claim to be the advantage of*
bonds over an annual tax. Would~
Mr. Blease have attempted to build
the new court house by levying the
same annual tax which came in every
year, and doing a little work on the
court house, and then waiting until
next year's tax came in, and then do
ing a little more?
That was what The Idler was try
ing to stress. Whether you call if
a note or a bond, it is getting the
money in a lump sum, so that sub
stantial work may be done, and not
In Mr. Blease 's article in The Her
ald and News some time ago he quot
ed from a speech he made at Half
are's Mill, in which he said: ''I fav
or good roads, and want them but ad
vise you all not to vote any bonds,
but vote a tax if you please, and
then if the money is not properly
handled you can have the tax repeal
ed at the next session of the legisla
ture'' ete. Now, there, in Mr.
Blease 's own words, is th.e reason he
urges an annual tax in preference to
bonds. Now, let 's see the difference
between an annual tax and bonds or
a note, if you please. Could Mr.
Blease's annual tax to pay the
'note" of the county given fo.r
money to build the court house, be
repealed now? Suppose the work had
not been done properly? Could the
county have refused to pay its note,
any more than it could refuse to pay
So, after all, what's the difference?
Isn't a note a bond, and isn't a bond
a note? Oh, I don't mean in strict
legal phraseology, but T mean to all
intents and purposes?. What's the
That 's the point I was trying to
make. I don 't know whether I have
made myself clear or nor. Mr. Blease
goes on at some length in his argu
were placed around the money foo
tie building of the new court house,
and says the county treasurer stood
between the board and the people,
and could have refused to pay any
warrant issued by them that was not
for the purpose set out in the act,
etc.. etc. Well, the act says that the
money borrowed for the purpose
should be held by the county treas
urer. "and shall be paid out by him
on the warrant of said commission,
signed by them. or a majo'ity of
them. which warrant shall state the
particular purpose for which it is
issued." That strikes me as being
rather mandatory. I don t know,
though, and that is neither here nor
But that looks to me like paying
out money on the order of a majority
of the commission. The roads act
ordering the election on the bond is
sue allows the payment out of money
o-n a warrant "signed by the chair
man and treasurer and at least five
of the other members of the commis
sion and countersigned by the clerk.''
I haven't meant to get into any
controversy, and I am sorry I said
anything about it at all. I don't want
to run the county and I don't want
to tell anybody else how to run it.
If the people want roads it will be
up to the people to get them. If they
don't want roads, why it's all right
with me. But you can mark this pre
diction; if they ever get roads they
have got to issue bonds to get them.
because an annual tax that would do
any good without a'bond issue would
have to be made so high that I doubt
if a man like me, who doesn't pay
anything but poll tax and street duty,
could stand it.
Mr. Blease. as I called attention to
before, has been talking about not
having a man on the board from each
township. Now, on his court house
commission, Mr. Blease had five town
-ships repitsented-Nos. 1. 4. 6, 8
and 10. On the roads commission
there are the same number of town
ships represented-Nos. 1, 3, 6. 9
and 10. On each board Nos. 1, 6 and
10 are represented. and on Mr.
Blease's board Nos. 4 and 8 were
represented. while on the road board
Nos. 3 and 9 are represented. Th-ere
is not as much difference between the'
number of townships represented on
the two boards as there is between
a bond and a note.
Now. I am through with it. I doubt
if I would have said any more at ai,
though, had I not wanted to asenre
Mr. Blease that it was not my inten
tion to reflect on the new cou t houw
building nor on the mann?r of its
erection. It is an ornament -o the
city and to the county, and is a fit
building for a temple of jiwtice.
I had some other things to write
about this time. but I thiul: T w il
postpone them until I hava a little
further time to cogitate and mem-T
tate. The weather is a little too
warm to labor much. Did you ever
see such warm weather? But I am
not going to talk about the weather.
This is a great and glorious country
we live in--the best section of the
world-even if it is hot.
Newberry, S. C., July 15, 1909.
Editor Herald and News: T note
that The ''Idler'' in The Herald and
''Would Mr. Blease have attempted
to build the new court house with
the same annual tax which is now be
ing levied to take up the bonds floated
by the act passed by Mr. Blease
''Mr. Blease wants a commiu-.oner
from each township to handle the
people's money, and t.hat commission
er named by the people. Was there
a commissioner from each township
to handle the bonds for the erection
of the new court house, and were the
commissioners named by the people?i
''Mr. Blease tells us that in levy
in bonds for building roads we will
be up against the same kind of pro
nosition we were up against in vot
in bonds for building some railroad
which we have ne-ver yet got. Were
ve up against that kind of proposi
tion in building the new court house?
We have an elegant building, and Mr.
Blease deserves zreat credit for gc'ing
a.a anbnding the county for its
erection, even without a referendum
to tha people. and the commissioneds
gave the ounty one of the nicest
court houses in the State.!'
This is no surprise to me for I have
been expecting to hear from the new
court house in this discussion but, sir,
I am delighted with the court house
and "Blease's political grave stone"
as some have called it is a thing of
beauty and will be a joy forever to
this generation and I am glad that
somebody is planting grass on the
ground for it is customary in this
day to euss a man while he is living
and put grass and flowers -on bis
grave when he is gone. I am glad to
see some of the grass now.
Mr. Idler evidently did not read
the a- -ider which the -ourt house
was built and I request that you pub
lish it here so that the people can see
the difference between it and the bond
An act to provide for the erection
of a new court house in. Newberim
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
general assembly of the State of
South Carolina, That George S Mow
er, J. Monoe Wicker, J. A. Sligh, C.
H. Shannon, J. R. Perdew, W. D.
Senn, and Otto Klettner, be and they
are hereby, appointed and constituted
a .commission, with full power and
authority to procure plans for and
erect a new court house for Newber
ry county, in town of Newberry, and
to select and purchase a site for the
See. 2. That said commission shall
have the power and authority to pro
vide for fire-proof rooms and vaults,
with modern metallic furniture, for
the safe-keeping of all public books
and records of the county in said
new court house.
See. 3. That said commission shall
not expend more than forty thousand
dollars in the purchase of said site
and the erection and equipment of
said new court house.
See. 4. That the commissioners of
the sinking fund be, and they are
hereby, authorized and empowered to
leod to the county of Newberry, on
the note or bond of the county treas
urer and county auditor, the sum -of
forty thousand dollars, at a rate of
interest not exceeding five per cent.
per annum, for the'purpose aforesaid.
The commission herein appointed is
authoriz,d to borrow such sum from
the commissioners of the sinking fund
on the terms aforesaid or elsewhere,
as it may be able to do to t.he best
Sec. 5. For the purpose of paying
said lo:.. a 'ax of one-half ot a adil
on the dollar shall be annually levied
by the county auditor on the taxable
property of the county,- and collected
by the county treasurer at the same
time and in the same manner as the
other taxes. .T-he tax thus collected
shall be annually paid on the note or
-bond of the county . treasurer and
county auditor given for the loan
a-foresaid, and said tax shall stand
pledged for the payment of said
loan, and shall be colle< tel until the
loan is paid in full.
Sec. 6. That the money borrow
-ed for the purpose aforesaid shall be
held by the county txreasurer 'and shall
be paid out .by .hi*f on the warrant
of said commission, signed by them,
which warrant shall state the partieu
lar purpose for which it was issued.
Sec. 7. That the said commission
shall at all times keep a full record
of its proceedings, and shall publishi
quaterly a full statement of its dis
bursements until it shall have com
pleted the work, when all of its rec
ords shall be permanently lodged in
the county commissioners' office as a
Approved the 17th day of Febru
ary, A. D., 1906.
The court house commissioners
were from numbers 1, 3, 10. 4. 8 and
6. none of them having a controlling
vote on any question and represented
every t-rade and profession, the poliiti
cian, the lawyer. the doctor, the mer
eant, the farmer, the carpenter an'd
builder. and the preacher. The believ
-er in singing hymns and the believer
in singing psalms. None left out,
none discriminated against. And all
of them tax and debt payers. No
dodgers. Not a number I township
nor a one bank board.
Aain. Mr. Idler. the sourt house
was not built by bonds but by taxes.
Exactly what I am advocating for
goo roads No bonds were floated
as you suggest. And the money bor
rowed was not deposited in a bank
at a lower interest than we pay the
)ank when they loan us but was
"Held by the county treasurer and
paid out by him on the warrant of
the commission which warrant shall
state the particular purpose for which
it was paid."
Any expenditure of a dollar of this
money except for the purposes stated
in the act would have been a breach
of trust and the treasurer stood as
the representative of the peopie be
tween this board and the people and
could have refused to pay any warrant
issued by them that was not for the
purpose set out in the act or any
member of the commission could have
stopped payment of any warrant is
sued by the majority if he had be
lieved that it was not being properly
spent and in accordance with the act.
Here the money could not be spent
except that the people got what it was
appropriated for and if they had not
got it they would not have had to
pay. Under your bond act if the
bonds are issued we have got them
to pay roads or no roads. Under the
court house act it was "court house
ork no money'" and it was not a re
funding in. forty years by somebody
possibly not yet born but the men
who built was the men who settled up
the entire affair which has been done
and they have retired with the "well
done thou good and faithful servant"
from all of the people of Newberry
county and of every judge that has
seen it and all people who have visit
ed it from elsewhere.
Read both acts, study both, and you
will quickly see the difference. One
for bonds, bonds, and the other by
taxes. One to be handled by the pres
ent generation; one by whol
The delegation that had the court
house act passed had the backbone
and manhood to make improvements
when needed and its record for the
material development of this county
and the improvemnts in the affairs of
the county is second to none and they
have no apology to make as the re
sults speak for themselves and loud
er than words.
I am for good roads, yes, get them,
Ibut do it like we got the court house,
by taxes and not by bonds. Richland
county has got as good roads as there
are in South Carolina and Supervisor
Sam Owens, one of the finest and
ablest, is building them without any
bonds. I answer, yes we can build
good roads. by taxes if we will get
somebody that knows how and who
will make every person liable to road
duty do his part and not jump about
all over the county and do patch
work and then excuse every fellow or
his hands who has got a few votes in
the coming pritnary for fear of get
Cole. L. Blease..
YORK JURY DISCHARGED. *
Yorkville, July 14.-Judge Mem
minger this morning dumfounded a
panel of petit jurors by dismissing
them on the ground that they were
unfit for service in his court. The
ease was one in which the usual count
of carrying concealed weapons was
tacked on to an indictment for as
sault and battery with intent to kill.
The testimony showed quite a serious
fight in which two Russells shot two
Robinsons, the bullets being fired
from the rear. There was a good deal
of conflict -in the testimony as *ta
the merits of the fight, but no dis
pute as to the fact that both of the
Russells had pistols. The jury &e
quitted the Russells on all counts.
That was last nigh.t. When court
convened this morning Judge Mem
minger had the clerk to call the pan
el and said to it in effect that if a
jury saw proper to accept a plea of
self-defence from a man who had shot
another in the back it was not within
his province to set the verdict aside,
but where men were unable or unwill
ing to be guided by the plain law and'
evidence in a case of carryi-ng con
cealed weapons in the face of the fact
that there had been no attempt to
deny the charge he was unwilling to
go on trying cases with such .jurors.
He therefore instructed the members
of the panel to apply to the clerk for -
kheir pay and consider themselves dis
cbarged from further attendance.
Then turning to the clerk his honor
instructed t.he drawing of additionail.
nuor to fill not the veire.