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VOL XLVII 99 ~~NEWBERRY, S. U. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 241909 TIEAWE.$.04YA
Mayor Blease and the A
New Council Take t
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The new eity administration
charge 6n Wednesday. The eh
required kess than ten minutes.
oath of. offite wai administerei
Tug,ene S. B'ease, Es4.,\a groth
the new maycr, Cole. L. Blease,
The oath was ILken*on the Bib]
the late lamenteHeInry H. B1
father of Mayor Blease.
The oath was first administere
Mayor Cole. L.. Blease,. Alderma
'F. Ba,xter, of Ward li Alderma:
B. Lominaek, pf Ward 2;- Alder
KE. L Rodelsperger, of Ward 4,
Mlerman Gregg ~. Evans, of 5
, then took the oath. They
followed by Messrs. John HI. Wi
and J. Marion Davis, who were s'
-in as sc:hool tyustees, respeeti
from Wards 4 anid 5.
The ceremony was simple, but
Apressive. It took plaee at el
o'eockinthe forenoon, andwa
lowed immediately ,by a meetin,
*city coan-eil, which is reported:
*in another coluinn of this issu
The Herald and News.
There were a good many pe
* present to witness the change of
.ministration. Of the old Co.
elected was present.
Alderman C. H. Cannon, of T
P. F. BAXTER
. hoAlderman Ward One.
3, ho as re-eleted, had no
turned from Florida, where he
some time ago oni bu.siness, an
was not present to take the oai
of.ic on Wednesday morning. I
Idermen Who M iii Constitute
he Oath of Office-School
ected Also S wor? In.
DOL E.L BIYA SE..
took sueceeds himsel', and as -his- term -of
wng off P -,-ant:nnas uintil his suaccessor is
e of. -
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man Sktho teMnWo esa
3 born fot-nyeragonaar
Adeildeandmarried BThano Cle
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bu~t whnen. ,on a emvdt
Newberry OL Lont.Th Blease. r
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Tioweo mtr the ofater of Ne
Colema Li.no Blease'sfte n was
fathenfrst-one yrers agsa fric
in tewbrCoertye Hrmy Brad
Bla,the ThomsW volnee lived atw
fatery, Meauseor Bhis, arn brer
bton ayoungtemao ht oved top
ewenery Ho. Teae arre Mary
ofh theingstonfwa peole n Saud
ho vro.uy tres Edgefield., The tivigs
wide oswertelfrmin theople.therfCl
:our brothers of Mary Blease were
soldiers of the Confederacy.
All the Bleases and Livingston3
xere' true to the cause of Wade
EHampton in the diys of '76.-Hart
xell Blease, a:n uncle of Mayor
Blease, was for a long time confined
y the Yankees in the Charleston
jail because of charges preferred
against him on account of the Ku
While Cole. L. Blease was a child,
his parents moved to the town of
Newberry. Here his father engaged
in the mercantile busiress and con
dueted a livery and sale stable and a
hotel. For sq-eral years he wa-s trial
justice for the town of Newberry,
and his ability and integrity were
recognized throughout the whole of
Newberry county. He was one of
t$e most popular men who has- ever
lived here. For years he was a lead
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C. H. CANNON,
Alderman Ward T.hree.
er in the work of the Methodist
'Colie Blease, as he was familiarly
clled, attended the schools in New
berry, and then Newberry college.
When not at school he was usually 'at
work in his father's livery stable.
His mother died when he was quite
Young Blease as a boy was given
to speech naking. He had a legal
tur. of mib d, a.d he natarally turn
ed his attention to the study of law.
He read law in the offee of Hon.
George S. Mower. Later he a,ttend
ed the South Carolina college and
the Georgetown University of Law,
in. Washingt~on, D. C.
Mr.: Blease, located in. his hom'e
town for the practice, of his profess
io-n. It was hot long ,befoie he be
came one of the leaders of the bar,
and lie has continuously enjoyed an
eseellent practice. -For the past six
teen years he has been con.nected
with many of the important cases
tried in the courts of -Newberry coun
ty. He has also been associated in
important -eases,in many other coun
ties of the State. For two'years he
served as city attorney of Newberry.
Mayor Blee waq married several
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Adro cont. rs Beae'
reat-LrndfatewS p t.RPhile
hose fater, a sf'dier-, teie Rev
atn.wBeing Conedert frolhier,
rs. Blease :- a member of the
Daughters of the American. -Revolu
Both Mayor and Mrs. -Blease are
members of the Central Methodist
church, of Newberry.
Upon the death of his father Mr.
Blease became virtually the head of
the family, and assisted his step
mother in rearing and educating two
half brothers and one half sister.
When Cole. L. Blease was a very
young man he waz chosen to repre
sent Newberry county in the house
of representatives. Twice he- was
re-elected. each time heading the
legislative ticket by a handsome ml
Jority. In .the house he was secog
nized as a leader, and because of his
ability as a parliamentarian he was
twice chosen speaker pro tem. While
he was in, the house he servfd as a
member of the board of visitors of
-the South Carolina Military Acad
He was chairman of the city
Democracy for two years, and fo.
two years he was county chairmat of
the Democratic executive committee.
Several 'times in succession he was
elected by the county conventions as
a delegate to the State conventions.
For the past twelve years he - has
represented his county on the State
executive committee, and for four
years he was a member of the State
board of canvassers., In 1904 'Mr.
Blease was chosen by a handsome
majority to represent Newberry
county in. the State senate, and three
years ago he was chosen by the mem
bers of the senate as president pro
tem of that body.
Some years ago Mr. Blease, while
carrying on the practice of his pro
fession in Newberry, lived for a
short while with his father-in-law At
Helena, adjoining tle eity of New
berry, and he was elected -intendant
of that town.
In politics Mr. Blease has always
been a straight Democrat. In 1896
and in 1900 -he was one of the pres
idential electors for William J.
Bryan, the Democratie presidential.
Mr. Blease for many years has
GREGG C. EVANS,
Alderman Ward Five.
been prominent in fraterrnal circles)
He is an Odd Fellow, Knight of Pyr2
thias, Red Man, Elk and Woddman
of the World. He is a past chancel
Tor of '0O'Neall lodge, No. 154,
Knights of Pythias,. and has .been
grand master and grand representa
tive of the Odd Fellows of =the
State. He has also been great sa
she-m and is now great representa
tive of the Red Men.
At the last meeting of the Great
Council of the Improved Order of
Red Men of South Carolina, the fol-'
lowing resolution was unanimously
Aopted by a rising vote, the same
having been introduced by Great
Jinior Sagamore Ben. F. Townsend,
"Whereas, Past Great Sachem Cole.
L. Blease. of Bergell Tribe, No. 24,
has by his loyalty and devotion to
the principles of our Order, by his
faithful and tireless work in ,behalf
of our great fraternity, by his match
less and energetic leadership, en
deared himself to every Red Man in
this reservation; and,
"Wiereas, As our distinguished
representative in the Great Couneil
of. the TUited States, he has, by his
able service in the supreme tribunal
of our Order, won great credit to
himself and reflected high honor
upon us; and,
Small Lead in The Herald
Christmas Season the
Better Christmas .
The contestanis are runnin close.
'The Herald and News contest is
mo-re neiting every day.
Th votes have been. piling up
steadily, but the Christmas holidays
will give every contestant an op
portanty to get in even inore effect
What better Christmas present
than a year's s,bseription to The
Herald and News, given to ' your
It is.a present -which has a great
deal of value for the money, and one
which will boe appreciated.
The friends -of the contestants Imay:
help them, even if they are already
taking The Herald and News, by giv
ing 3 subscription to some friend.
Now is the time for work.
The eoktest does 'not close until
January 10, tand there is plenty of
stime yet for one not nominated to
in the- first prize. 'Aid there are
four other handsome prizes, and
-those who do not- win prizes; who
are working in the contst, ' will be
given' ten'per cent. commission on all
moneys ooleetea and turned in to
this 6ffice to the:ontest mnaager.
-At Six' oelock on Wednesday a
tern&n the vote- was as 2folows:
Barney Br Leitzsey, 'Jr.V...19,976
Anvie Laurie Lominack....19,603
'fWhereis, His talents and. his ac
knowledged capacity for, leadership
mark him as a fit and proper person'
to fill the highest .offiee of our Order;
"Be it resolved, .by the ,Great
Council of"South Carolina, Improved r
DTrder of Red Men, that our repre
sentatives to the Great Council of
the United Stat7s be and they are
hereby instructed to present to the
Great - Council the name of Past
Great Sachem Cole. *L. Blease as a
candidate fori the office of Junior
Sagamore, and that they use all hon
orable means to accomplish his elec
Mayor Blease is a man of pleasanrt
and cheerful disposition, quick to
make friends, an energetic worker,'
and attentive to bu.siness.
ALDBRMAN P. F.1 BAIBBw
Ward One's Representative on. the
Aldermaniic Board Serving His.
Mr. P. F. Baxter) who succeeds
himself as alderman from Ward 1,
has entered upon the serv'ee of his
fouth term as alderman fom this
ward. Alderman Baxter had no op
position in the recent electio-n. In
his .three preceding elections he was
opposed,. but was successful in .eachI
of. the three campaigns..
*Mr. Baxter was born on a farm at'
Linconton, N. C., in 1857. He
farmed and engaged in the business
of contractor and builder at hia
home until1 October, 1881, when he
moved to Newberry, where he con
tinued his business,of contractor and
builder. The first house which he
built after coming to .New,berry was
for Major James F. J. Caldwell, .atI
the corner of Main and Calhoun
streets. This house was later pur
haed by Mr. S. J. Wooten, and was
destroyed in the disastr'os confla
gration which swept over Newberry
three years ago. He built Mr. J.
W. M. Simmons' home, the two
brick store buildings occupied by
Summer Brothers grocery and hard
ware stores in the Mollohon block,
the store occupied by 0. Klettner,
~Copeland Brothers' stores, the Scott
building, where the post office is lo
ated, the series of stores in which
his undertaking business is located,
and many other business places and
red4deces in the city.
In 1907 he bought out the under
taking business of -the late Mr. L.
M. Srs.m Assoiated in this bus
g Very Close.
and News Contest-The
Present Than The
Jon Douglass Davenport, Jr.. 5,428
Osear 5nmmier........ ... 3,482
Jas. Harry Summer . . 466
Heyward B. Ewart....... 04
Geo. A. Wright, Jr...' 605
Sue. Ella Peterson .. 462
J. E. Norwood, Jrk....... 522
Clara Novice BVwn ...... 500
Jim tom Miller "...........1
Ose Coleman ..............103
Ma1lie Glasgow Slig.h........ 1
Pearl Davi's............. 0 -
Js. Spener Wolling... - - 10
Herman angford ........ . 100
The first prize is a Browniekar or
$150 in gold,, the winnei to r bose
between the two.
The ,seodd prize is diamond
ring, on exhibitio at Daniels:i
Wiliamson s. jewAry store
The third prize is a gOl wtch,Oa
ekhibition at Daniels & Wal ris s
0 The fourtli prize isA
g lheaded- umbrella, on i
at Myes' Book Store.
h fifh prize is a,$10 -v_eost
If.you..are in, go to work to1wi 7
If you renot, get in engoo Lor
to win. It is the greates free eon
test evei condueteid in this:seedb''
iness -with him -s his so
Henry Barter, who took a course
embalirg. in Clar's Emai;6, ng
college, Cinoinnati, and who is the
youngest litensed embahner in h
Mr. Baxter continues hi,snusnes
of contraetigg ai building,1
with his undert4king busbies, and
has been very sucessful i both.'
He was. married in 1890 to.iss
Ella Glenn, a'nd four .childrei hae
blessed Wis union. -
Mr. Baxter is a member of the'.
Woodmnen of the World, the ] ights'
of Pythias, and of't'he Rbed Men.He?
has.been for sevieal years leeprog
wampum of -Bergell tribe, which 's
the largest tribe of Rd MeavnmSodtl
As a representative of his. ward
Alderman Baxter has m de a pro'
gressive publie.officer. He,.has taken
a decided stand on all matters Nh-ith
have comeu 'before 1the conil, -and
has consistently stood for the ads
vanmcement if the city.
ALDERMAN B. B. LOXDTACK
Holds His irsti Public Offie as Rej -
resentative of Ward 2.-Long
When Alderman R. B Lominck
took -the oath of office on Wednesday
he began the diseharge of the duti&
of the first public position .which he*
has ever, filled or ever' sought.
Mr. Lominack represents Ward 2
on the -aldermanie board, an~with
his business experience and in egri
ty, the interests of his ward will no
suffer in his hands.
Mr. Lominack was born near 'Ash
ford's Ferry, in the Broad . riveri
section of Newberry eounty, in 1857.
He farmed ui. until L'he time he
moved 'to New;berry nine years ago
end engaged in the mercantile busi
pess. Ten years of his life 'he spent
mn Fairfield :county, .and the fifteen
years immediately preceditg his
coming 'to 'the city he.. managed the.
Metts place, in this county, for the
late. Mr. T. J. McCrary.
Upon coming to Newberry Mr.
Lominack engaged in the mercantile
bus~ness wif h Mr. D. A. Livngston,
under the firm name and style of the .
Livingston-Lominack company. This
business Messi:s. Livingston and
Lominack have - continued up to the
present time, and they have made it
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