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AS TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
A Correspondenti Favors Mimicipa
System Built on Profit.
Editor The Herald and News:
The writer may be belated, but has
seen a paragraph in your columns
from some writer hurrying up a syn
dizate about talking over the munici
pal lighting plant of Newberry. It
swas noised some ti-me ago that the
proposition had been made, but tkhe
writer thought that the city council
rwould not be so unwise as to listen
to it. Is it possible that such a back
-ward step has been taken?
Not long since, and before othei
matters of. more universal interesi
absorbed the public mind, as at pres
ent, the question of public ownership
being rife, extending even to the
consideration of railroads, the press
(in certain parts, at least,) was f&fid
ed with literature by the corpora
tions, to prove its surety of failure.
To this end the ablest writers were
employed, and well paid, no doubt, as
well as agents in Europe, to falsify
the facts as to publie ownershi:
where (the trial not hav-ing beon
sufficiently advanced in America) ai
to street cars, gas and electric light
ing, water, etc. The object being to
diseourage the move in that diree
tion, just then beginning to make
headway in this country.
The county press where the writ
er lived phbiished these articles pe
galore, honestly believing them, bul
a. controversy was started which re
islted in the totail eliNnination o.
the anti-municipal litsrature--and
when a syndicate came with propo
sitions to furnish street car service
to the county seat, the town council
preemptorily rejected- the offer, de
eiding that it must be muuicipally
owned. If not too late we propose
to give a summary of argumenks pro
and con municipali ownership. In the
meantime hoping that the city coun
-il will consider well befora taking
so responsible a step as giving over
its alreody owned lightin~ plant.
But it is said that the company of
fers cheaper service. With all due
respect to the honesty of the gen,fie
men (strangers to the writer), th(
hiistory of all known municipal plants
speaks decidedly to the contrary
The very nature of the thing -i
against it. A conmpany goes into thec
'business for profits (and the prodilte
are always great). The m*unicipality
devotes these profits to the people.
The history of maniicipally ownec
plants shot's that their hardest ex
perience is in the beginning; but af
ter a few years they work easier:
.their savings increase until they be
come a source of much profit to the
puiblic in reducing taxes.
iNo diouibt the town of Newberryihas
peculiar difficulties to overcome. One
for instance, is in 'listance to off
portions of the city there being bui
few users of its light to 'compensat'
for the extent of piping, etc. N<
doubt more experience is ineeded, al
so, which will come 'all right afte3
A syndicate of experts may se
where some difficulties may be bet
ter overcome, and give a little cheap.
er service at first. But as sure as
the sun rises and sets, a system built
2on profits will be sure to discover ixn
cthe near .future reasons for inergase
in the price of service.
Even. 3o it then may not .pay to the
extent .expected' of such enterprises
(viz. to the amassing of great . for
tunes to the few in an incredibly short
time)-and. the first (honest) comn
pany- may sell out to a company not
in harmony -with Newberry 's inter
ests that would* prove a very Shy
-The council ought to see the report
- of the U. S. commission on munici
pal plants. It will be furnished- on
application to this office.
On Saturday evening, February 5,
the Mollohon Methodist Baraea class
gave an oyster supper to about
eighty, including thec class and tueir
guests. The supp er was enjoyed by
every one present. The~ class htas an
enrolment of 60, of woesi aboad 4a
were prear t. The r muvitec~ -;.
were dithUal:>' evthodist Phil
thea ela3.s, wein aa. a n end1 -.ei
of 35; t!. :pe.r;ntendent of out
school, Bro. F. H. Jones; Mrs. James
F. E.pting; Rev. M. L. Banks, from
the Central Methodist church; Rev.
W. G. Dudley, from Prosperity, and
oar pastor, Rev. W. C. Kelley.
There were talks from all the pas
tors present, and one from our
teaeher, Bro. Jas. F. Epting, gnd
one fr .n thle Philtthea te:eher, Mr.
G. L. Gunter.
While at the social gathering the
Baraea class held a short business
meting to elect a new president as
earformer president had sent in his
resignation , which was accepted,
Bro. Scarborough, being our treas
Bro. Scarborough, being our tras
urer, resigned, and Bro. J. C. Latti
more was elected trea,surer.
Our class regrets very much to lose
Bro. Galloway, as he was an excel
lent president, and as he is going to
move away from Newberry, thii class
wishes hin much success in his future
Duane D. Darby,
February 7, 1910.
The Conf0derat Soldiers.
Editor The Herad and News:
We noticed an article in your pa
per written by our sheriff, M. X
Buford, concerning a certain cotton
tax that was collected by the United
States government just after the Wat
Between the States. It seems that
this tax amounted to quite a larg
sum of money. It also appears tha!
the tax has been found to be uncon
stitutianal, and that there is some
probability of its being refunded to
the States from which it .was taken.
As most of the people who paid thal
tax have long since passed away, it
would be impossible, as Mr. Buford
said, to pay it to those who paid it
The writer, with many others,
thinks that Mr. Buford made a wise
suggestion, and one that will giv
Though a old soldier, I have nev
er asked nor received a penion, but
old agm with a wound that has nevei
entirely healed, may one day make
me need one. If our lawmakers
could be taught to realize what the
old soldiers suffered 'for four. long
years, possibly their heart might be
touched so much that they would be
more willing to appropriate some
thing to their support. As it is, many
of the old veterans and the infim
widows get scarcely enough to board
them decently two months.
We have no objection to education,
Indeed, it would be well if we had
more all-round development. Bui
Ishould all the money go to schools
.-Meal and meat must come every day
and when we hear it said that the
children must support the parents, it
m'ust be remembered. that the old
soldiers' children have families to be
supported, and that often the little
ones are snatched from commor
schools to work in the fields and the
mills to help pay the pension that
their veteran grandfathers receive.
We are not complaining about the
high schools. They seem to be in
a very flonrishing condition--fin4
bildings, intelligent boys, pretty
grsand corps of up-to-dati
But back to our subject. It does
seem to us that a division of this tas
money 'would be a very judicious plan
Ilnstead of borrowing so much money
jour State would be put on a- cask
basis; our high and common school
would be able to stand alone and om
old soldiers as they lose their jobs
would not feel that they and thieir
*wives were forsaken by the land foi
which they would have died.
Be it said to our lasting sorros
that three of our old soldiers lie it
the paaper's grave yard.
M. L. Long.
News of Ecelsior.
Excelsior, Feb. 1.-We have had
a good deal of rain this week and
our farmers will not do any plowing
Some of our people are still sick
with colds and fever.
Excelsior Sanday school will meet
Sunday afternoon at the usual hour.
Miss Rosalie Wheeler, of Newber
ry college, has been on a v.isit to the
home folks 'here.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest' Addy, of Sa
ludia county, spent Saturday and
Sunday with the family of her father,
Mr. J. D. Stone.
Mr. Loriek, of Irmo, has been
spending a few days with his broth
er, Mr. J. D. Lorick.
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. -Rikard have
been visiting relatives, in this see-.
iWrs. J. C. Cook spent Saturday and
Sun.day with her daughter, Mrs.
Shealy, at Little Mountain.
Mr. Aumerle Loriek, who has been
working a't limo for some time, has
been enjoying a week's rest at his
There was a good congregation at
Mt. Pilgrim church Sunday morning
at the communion service. Tiwo mem
bers were added to the church by
The Rev. Jas. D. Kinard. of Cam
eron, while on his way to Newberry
last week, stopped over here and
spent a night with his brother, Mr.
?. J. Kinard, and family.
Some few of our farmners tell us
they are goi-ng to experiment with
an acre of land this year and see
how mnch orn they ann gowa on e
acre of land. This is the idea-less
acreage and better yields, but don't
:expect too much.
THE MOST IMPORTANT
BUSINESS IN THE WORLD.
Haste in Eating is Too Costly for
AnybOdy to- Aford It.
There is nothing so important as-3
eating declares the New Idea Wo
man's Magazine for March.
One must never forget that no
business is so important as the pres
ervation. of health, and everything
else must evionform to it. If your
.duties interfere with the appointed
meal hours, then appoint hours of.
your own, only be careful to observe
a stated, regularity; set that time
for eating and allow nothing to en
croach upou it.
Et only what you enjoy; don't
',take up every fad and fancy advt
cated by extremists. The man who
has done so much to give us pure
Jfoods, Dr. Wiley, of the Government
Bureau of Chemistry, tells us there
4are no such things -as special
"brain" foods. All good food prop
erly eaten is food alike for nrve,
and muscle, as it is all converted
into blood that shows no favoritism
to this, that, or the other tissue.
Haste 'in eating is destructive to
digestion, which begins in the mouth.
Thorough chewing is necessary to
stimulate the flow of saliva which
acts on the food and greatly helps.
the work of the stomach. That is
why we should not drink while eat
LIFE ISN'T WORTH LIVING.
When this Statement is Made It May
Be Generally Attributed to the
Lack of Good He4th.
We want to talk to people who,
are nervous, who suffer frequenit
headaches, who don't enjoy their
food, who are irritab2e, quickly lose
their temper, who are so exhausted
that they feel that they must give
up, .and have become so despondent
that life doesn't seem worth living.
We 'believe we know what is the mat
ter with these people in -this condi
tion, and if they will follow our
advice we can tell them how to re
gain good health and that buoyancy~
of -feeling which makes life -seem
surrounded with happiness and sun
Most of the above described con
ditions are 'ehiefly caused by what is
commonly called catarrh, a "below
par'' condition of mucous mem
branes. This delicate lining of cer
tain of the body 'cavities becomes
weakened, inflamed and congested
until the whole system is weakened,
mental depression ensuing as one of
the results. The wise way to over
come this condition is through a
treatment of the general system. We
have the treatment, and we are so
positive it will produce the results
Iwe claim for it that we will supply
it to any one with the understanding
that we will r'eturn to them ev*ky
penny paid us in every instance
where the treatment is not in every
way satisfactory and beneficial to'
We want you to try Rexall1 Mueu
Tone, which is a scientifically de
vised alterative tonic and body buil
der, its action ,being to aid the body
in its effort to re-establish the nat
ural and healthy funietions of the mu
cous membranes. -
Rexall Miacu-Tone thus acts to ex
pel the "eatarrhal poison,'' restore
the mucous cells to good health, tone
up the whole body, allay indiammnat
tion, remove congestion and stimu
late the system to healthy activity. ~
It is splend-id for 'Miding in the
building up of flesh and muscle tis
sue and removing weaknesses.
Come to our store and get a bottle
of Mueu-Tone, and after giving it a
reasonable trial, if you are not satis
fied, simply tell us so, and we will
hand back your nioney -without ques
tion. Surely aothing could be more.
Ifair than this. Rexall Mucu-)Tone
comes in two sizes, 50 cents and
.$1.00. Remember you can obtain
Rexall Remedies in Newberry only
at our store,---The Rexall Store. Gil
der & Weeks.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
The p'artnership heretofore exist
ing between the andersigned 'under
th firm nam of the Newberry Ma-,
chine Shops has been dissolved by
mutual consent, Mr. J. H. Wicker~
buying the interest of Mr. 0. M.'
J. H. Wicker.
C. M. West.
With ample wori
a thoroughly orga
this bank has the
tion to extend to
40o PaidI o S
The Bank that aiw
As a healthful tonic for home
aeof accdents or sudden illnes
BOK Pue Food Whiseyis
bottle bears the "Government (i
SUNNY BROOK DISTIL
Fronm any of the
-H. Clark & Son, inc , 1205 E.A
Lazarus-Goodman Co.. ..
-.C Blum & 'to.,
C. C Butler Co., - --
L. Loeb whiskey Co.,...
Delaney & Co., ...-.-.-.
D). P. & C. P. Long ...
Banne Bros.,. .
Paul Heyman, 416 W '4tih St
M1. Markstein, 123 SycamOre
SIUPPED IN PLAIN B@2IES.,
fLTE OF SOUTH CAROiDTA,
County of Newberry.
Court of Common Paeas.
Eaes & Whittakor, laintiffs,
r. M. L. Werber, Defenidant.
y virtue of an execution to m
eted in the above, ease, and b:
2itu of other executions again3
eabove named Mrs. M. L. Werbel
E hve levied on a,nd will sell on th
hof March, 1910, the same bein;
lsday, between, the legal hours o
,e in froxit of the court house, fa
sdcounty, State aforesaid, the li.f
ste of the defendant, the sail
r. M. L. Werber, in one thousani
dfifty acres of land, more or less
tated in said county and State an<
2.ided as follows: by lands be
L-ing to the estate of R. L. Schum
r, deceased, lands of J. J. Schum
t, -land of estate of I. H. Bou]
re, deceased, and others, leviei
s the property for life of th
addefendant, Mrs. M. L. Werber.
erms o~f Sale:. Cash. Purchase
;opy for papers.
M. M. Buford,
,Sheriff N. C.
heriff's Office, Feb. 7, 1910.
hamberlain's Cough Remedy i
ta common, every-day cough mix
r. It is a meritorious remedy fo
ma aand4- dangere
king capital, excep
nized office system,
ability and disposi
its customers every
I by safe, conserva
erry, S. C.
ays treats you right
n Prevents Sickness
been checked in time by the
use or a wholesome stimulant in
it has no eual. No home should be
Ighly benefical to those who aeln
ose who are well. Genuine SNY
teen Stam, shoRe g .e co.rc g
t Main St,. . . .Ri*cmond, Va
. .. . .. .. ..Roanoe, Va.
. . . Jacksonville, Fla.
.... Ocinnati, 0.
SEND REMITTANCE WiTH YOUR ORDER,
IPPED 0.0. D
complitions resulting from cold in
the head, throat, chest or lungs. Sold
by W.'3. Pelham k-Son.
STHE MONEY FROM
- hs sved AN INSUlRANCE POLICY
. -a ae many a man from ruin.
- Start the New Year by resolving
to carry a policy that may prove
your salvation before the year is
out. We will issue you one in a
first class company at a very rea
sonable rate. The sense of secur
ity alone is worth more thain the
Icost of the insurance.
Security Loan &lInvestment Co.
J. N. Mcaughrigi,
W. A. McSwain,
es t of Real Estate and
sonal Property for Year 1910.
I or an authorized agent will
at the following places named
for the purpose of taking returns
real estate and persunal property
the ,year 1910:
And at Newberry until Februay
20th, after which date a penalty d
fifty per cent will be added agaid*
all parties failing to make rsturns.
While an the rounds my offife 1f
be open each day for the purpose fd
The law requires a tax on
notes, mortgages ad money, a a
income tax on gros incoms in X
cess of $2,500.
There shall be a eapitation tax of
fifty cents on all dogs, the propeeda
to be expended for school pup
Dogs not returned for taxation alM
not be held to be property yaof
the courts of this State.
All male persons between t sms
of 21, and 60 years, J&AF
erate soldiers, or ra -
capable of earuing a support by
ing maimed, or from any other ag
are liable to poll ta.
Real estatejis to.be-rQ_Pw1es@e'lii
year. Each tr.t or fl of land m*,t
,be assessed separately. A eo
-to assessor if you ae* bought e
sold aMy real estate since Ast year.
All property must -be. asses"& sat
its true value in money," whiekis
construed to mean "the su e
money for which saad property, Un
der ordinary ciroumstances, would
sell for cash."
Don't ask that your property be
taken from the books the sazte -W
last year. The law requires that all
property must be listed on proper -
blank and sworn to by person listing
Name of township and school dia
triet must be given.
Eugene S. Wertsj
Auditor Newberry County.
Newberry, S. C.
Struck a Rich Mine.
S. W. Bends, of Coal City, Ala
says he struck a perfect mine of
health in Dr. King's New Life Pills
for they eured him -oftA Lver and
Kidney Trouble after 12 years .
suffering. They are the, best.. jilli
on -aarth for Constipation, Malarij
Headache, D)yspepsia, Debility. 25&.
W. E. PeAlam.& Som's.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLDTA,
County of Newberry.
By Frank M. Sebumpert, Es., Pr.
Whereas, Robert McCanglia
Holmes made suit to me, -to grant;
him Letters of Admnitratio otthe
Estate of and effects of O.r MeR.
There as therefore to cite and ad- :
monish all and ,singular the kinde
and Creditors of the said 0. IeS~
Holmes deoeased, thatCthey be a&n '
appear before me, in the CorL
Probate, to be heldat Newheiry,&
C., on the 16th day of Februar~
next after publication thiereof, a*11
o'clock in the forenoon, to eo
cause, if any they why~ uithe
said Ardministration shil.ncKbe
Given under my hiand, this 29th
day of January Annoa Demini, 1910
. Frank ML Seh'umpert,
1O P. LC.
An attack of the-grip is oftenSl
lowed by a persistent eoough, eliielt
to many. proves a great nvoyance.3
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy' a
been extensively used and with good 2
success for terle n ueo
curd aterall other remnedes had~
faild. Sold by W. E. Peiham &3$9
NOTICE~ OF FINAL SETTT-PMENT
Notice 'is hereby given that om the
5th day of March, 191(i, at 10 o''ele
in the forenoon, I will make a set 1
tiement of the estate of Henry S.
Boozer, deceased, in the Probate
Court for Newberry county, and that
I- will immediately thereafter-~apply
for my final discharge as exeentor of
th lost will and testament of said
A few minates delay in -treating>
some eases of eroup, even the length
of time it takes togo for adoctor
often proves dangerous. The safest
way is to keep Chamiberlain's Cough
Remedy in the house, and at the
first indication of eroup give the
child a dose. Pleasant to take and
always curs. Sold by W. E. Pel