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-VOLUME XLVIML NU3BER 18. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROINI!A, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1910.TWCAWE,$15 .YA
WILL THEM BE NO FINANCIAL
TROUBLE, NO DEFI("IENCY?
Can the County Borrow Twenty-five
Thousand Dollars on Three and
Half Mill Levq.
The statement that the resources
of the county for this year are some
thing like $59,000, and that the
county ought to get through the
year and have no finanial trouble
and no deficieeny, contained in the
local columns of the Observer, is
The chain gang may be an asset
:for the county in one sense but in
stead of bringing in $5,000 to help
pay the expenses, it costs $5,000 to
$6,000 to maintain the chain gang.
The commutation tax amounts to
only about $700, and the work -done
on the roads may be worth $12,000,
but it cannot be counted a cash as
set with which to pay expenses. The
cost of rinning the county is
about $32,000, for ordinary expen
ses. On the first of January the
county owed about $16,000, and
there was at that time in uncolleet
ed taxes coming to the county about
The finances of the county stand
aboat as follows:
3 1-2 mills.. --.... ...$25,000
1 mill, roadas. ... - -- . 7,000
-Oash taxes 1909.. 8.. .. 8,000
iOther sources about.. .. ..2,000
Borrowed past inidebtedftess. 11,000
Total .. .. .. . '.$53,000
The following are approximately
the fixed expenses:
To run county for 1910.. ..$32,000.
Pay past indebtedness.. ... 14000
BuWi bridge at Bouknight's .
'Total.. .......... ..$52,000
From this estimate, which is a
very conservative one, it will be
-seen that it will take very close fig
uring and purchasing to make the
-ou-nty square accounts at the end
of the year. In addition to that un
.der the act providing for an adjust
.ment of the claim for good roads
:maechinery, the commission is au
'thorized to make settlemnent and
-order the payment at any time within
.Tf thie el'aim should be adjusted,
say at $3,000, the commision could
rathorize thiat it be paid out of the
~taxes for this year which would
make the total expenses $55,000. Be
side that t-he 3 1-2 mills will scarce
.ly raise $25,000.
y Another matter, which should be
taken into consideration is that
while the aet authorizes the 'county
'supervisor to borrow $25,000, and
:pledge the taxes for 1910, it should
be remembered that section 95, of
the Code of 1902, prohibits the sinking
fiund commision loaning -more than
650 per. eent. of the taxes.
Last year the office.rs managed to
'borrow a little more than 50 rper
Lent, but the amount authorized this
year is more than the taxes will
amount to and it is hardly probable
that the officers will be able to bor
-row $25,000. The finanaces of the
'county do not seem to be in such
.condition as to expect that the coun
ty will be able to pay eash as it goes.
It should 'be stated, also, that the
*sommutatio~n tax collected last year
~amounted only to about $700. This
wi hhe incomes fronm the county home
anay amount to $2000.
For violating the 'dispensary law
, i the city, Chief of Police C. W.
Bishop and Constable T. G. Wil
liams have brought two more guilty
'negroes to the ba.r of justice. Tues
da.y morning Mayor Blease fined
John Griffin $25, or else to take
sentence of 30 days, for soliciting
whiskey orders. Paid. On Wed
nesday morning Oscar Ruff, for
transporting liquor in the night
time, was sentenced to pay $50 or
to serve thirty days.
Ern~est Golding. colored, was
slightly fined fifty cents in Mayor's
court Wednesday morning for a lit
Enthusiastic Meeting of Committees 4
Looking to Efttertanment State f
Convention of State Union.
The local committees in charge of
the State Baraca-Philathea conven
tion to be held in Newberry the 8th,
9th, and 10th of April, had a grand
and enthusiastic meeting in the
,chamber of commerce on Tuesday
evening, March the first. Under
unfavorable weather conditions a
large nuamber attended, and the
meeting was intensely interesting
from start to finish. The purpose of
the meeting was primarily to ascer
tain from the various committees
how much progress had been made
toward getting Newberry ready for
this great convention. The pastors
of the city were also invited to at
tend and to address the meeting.
The meeting was called to order by
Chairman M. L. Spearman.
Rev. Mr. Fulenwider opened the
meeting with a short prayer, and
then delivered ani inspiring address
on the subject, "In what way can
the pastors of the city make the
coming .convention a great success?"
Mr. Fulenwider spoke in a pleasing
and forceful manner, and when he
had tinished many were heard to
say that they wished every pastor
in the city had ,been present to have
heard this thoughtful, clean cut, and
forceful address. Mr. Falenwider
spoke in part as follows:
"This oonventioD will be a sue
eess because the men behind it are
men who are able to make it a suc
cess. We have a large affair on our
hands, and on -its success vill de
pend the proposed permanenit Ba
raca-Philathea Union. The minis
ters of the city are abde to render
impointant. service toward making
this convention a success. First
they are looked to as spiritual lead
ers. This movement is the, Master's
work, and calls for the best that
there is in us. We ean help to ad
vertise it, possibly better than any
one else. We can do this in varionus
ways; but chiefly from the pulpit.
Cooperation is absolutely essential
on the part of every one, ministers
and all. Enthusiasm is also neees
sary. It is no.t only necessary to do
things but we must ;be enthusiastic
about what we do.
"Men never accomplish anything~
till they become excited. We must
Iwake up and take hold of this great
enterprise with enthusiasm: for it
is worthy of all that we can do.
"We must become enthused; we
must cooperate; we must advertise;
we must become excit'a To illw
"Gilber.t Becket, an E~nglish erml
sader, was captured ,by the Moham
medaans in the Holy Land. Carried
away into the heart of the Saracen
FEmpire and thrown into prison,-he
in turn succeeded in captivating t'
heart of an Eastenn princess. Becket
finally escaped and returned to his
native English soil This beautiful
Eastern princs determined to s.ek
out and find her lover. She kniew
only two English words, Gilbert and
London. Wandering through Eu
rope repeating these words she f1
nally found the city of London. Af
ter days and days spent in the
crowddd streets of this great city
with over a million of people,
repeating everywhere she, went tLe
words Gilbert and London, an old
slave of Becket 's heard her speak
ing the name of her master, and
took her to him. Becket took th-e
prir.cess to his bosom, and their joy
was full. ..4 j
"Myf~ friends, if this coming c*o
vninis going to be a sur-eCss
there must burn upon our he.arts
and on our lips from now till the
convention is over, two words,
Rev. Mr. Banks next addressed
the meeting. His subject was, "How
may we make every delegate feel
~that a wise choice was made in se
leting Newberry for the first Ba
raea-Phiathiea conv@tiorni.' Mr.
Banks' speeh was foreeful and
logical; and every sentence was lis
tened to with the intensest int.erest.
Mr. Banks' subje'et was a difficult
onIe: but lie to*ok ho~ld of it in such
a wayra oconnew all that he wae
master of the situation, and that he
had something to tell us. There was
not a dull sentence in his whole
speech. He said ini part:
''I am sorry that I was the only
auditor that my friend, Mr. Fulen
wider, had tonight, (referring to Mr.
Fulen'wider's subject). I looked
straight at him all the time. He
looked at me once in a'while. He
read my mind, and said just what I
had determined to say. Of course I
did not have the beautiful legend in
mind that he used.
"You have given me an impossi
ble thing to do. I have been trying
for fifteen years to get all the people
to think just as I think. I have
never succeeded yet. Have youl
('reiferring to Mr. Fualenwider). I
keep on hammering away trying to
succeed. The people of Newblerry
4iave convinced me that Newberrv is
aright. They can convince, the del
gates. The average person can al
ways be convinced. The crank can
not. The best way to give a good
impressioi of the town is to offer
'our homes to the delegates and en
tertain them well. It is harder to
get homes for women delegates than
it is for men. It is not the men of
the homes that object; it is the wo
men themselves. Upon investigation
in other conventions the fault was
that women are, as a rule, harder to
entertain. Men will come in and
entertain themselves with a paper
or magazine. Women expect to be
entertained. Womeni also possess the
faculty of investigating the house
rather minutely. From garret to
the cellar the household belongings
are interesting to women delegates.
Then they -also have the desire of
enquiring into things. We must then
first throw open our homes to all
the delegates-men and- women.
Throw the whole house open to the
women; and invite them to eome in,
and to make themselves at hqme,
and to investigate as much as they
want to. Make them feel good and
happy. You ean do it. It is the
Newberry spirit to do just that
"We must first think this the
place for the convention ourselves
and then we can convince those that
come. We cannot make those people
in Laurens think this is the best
town in th~e State. We cannot make
people in other towns think this is
the best town in the State; but we
can convirsee them that this town
has about the nicest people in it of
any town in the State. This is just
what we must do.
''One of the first things to be done
is Vo be able to handle the delegates,
.whet.her they eome~ on several trains
or all on one train. Be at .the depot
in such niumbens that you will be
able quickly and1 conveniently
to handle the crowvds. Bad impres
sions are formed as soon as delegates
get off the train if they are not
properly taken care of as they step
off in a strange place. See that each
delegate is taken care of.''
After Mr. Banks' address a releess
was given that each committee might
meet to arrange reports. Ohairmen
from six or seven committees read
reports. The progress made was in
spiring to all. There was no cause
in a single report to dampen' the
enthusiasm tha~t was on every one's
face. Prospectus is about ready to
be sent out. Program is practically
completed. Mr. Williams, Field
Secretary, is expected in the city
within a day or so. The railroads
will give reduced rates. Mu'eh suc
cess has been had in raising the
necessary funds to attend to all the
local obligationus. Let us sleep with
the words, BARACA-PHILATHEA.
Mr. F. C. Sligh has received a
letter from his brother, Mr. C. 0.
Sligh, telling of his recent marriage
to Miss Maiid Doyle.
Mr. Sligh is with the American
Bridge Co., and has his headquarters
at Lynchburg, \T., Eis bride is
from Providence, R. I.
The NewbeThry friends of the groom
would like to see him and his
northern bri'de. They send -con
gratulartions and wish the happy
connie a goiounn fnture
Laymen's Rally Day at Trinity
Church on Friday, March
Friday, March eleventh, is the
Laymen's great rally day at Trinity
.Dinner served on the grounds.
Everybody invited and urged to
This rally is at the instance of
Trinity leaders, who desire most
earnestly the attendance of all the
leaders and laymen throughout the
Bros. Geo. C. Hodges, of Green
wood, and C. C. Featherstone, of
Laurens, will address . us.
J. M. Fridy.
W. C. T. U.
There will be a called meeting of
the W. C. T. U. Tuesday afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock at the residence of
Mrs. Mary Wright. All members
are earnestly requested to be pres
ent as there is business of import
ance to be attended to at once.
Mrs. J. W. White,
Special Services Sunday.
There will be special services at
the Lutheran church of the Redeem
er Sunday as follows:
11 a. m. The regular morning ser
vice with a sermon by the pastor on
the theme: "The Pit-diggers." This
sermon will deal with some in.terest
ing modern conditions.
7:30 p. m. There will -be a special
young people's service. There will
be three short addresses on the foil
lowing interesting subjects:
"A young man's view of the
splendid opportunities of this age to
young men for Christian service."
By-.one of the young men of the eol
"The young man as a Christian
citizen." By Dr. Qeo, B, Cromer.
"The young man as a church
member." By the pastor.
The singing of familiar hymns at
this service will be led by a large
choir of fifty or more young men.
This will add inspiration and - en
thusiasm to the hour of worship.
The young men of the "ity and ol
lege are invited -to be present, and
thus help and be helped.
The public is cordially invited to
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F'. M.
A regular communication of Am
ity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., will be
hednext Monday evening at 7:30
o'clock in' Fraternity Hall. Visiting
brethren cordially welcomed.
H. W. Dominick, W. Mf.
J. W.. Earliardt, Secretary.
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* DFEATHS. *
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Death of Mrs.'B. F. Melton.
The wife of Mr. B. F. Melton
died at about one o'clock Wednes
day morning at their home about
three miles from the city, -beyond
the Crotwell place, after an illness
of a week or ten days, although she
had, been in bad health for some
time. She was thirty-three yeas
old and was a member .of West FEnd
1Mrs. Melton was formerly a Missy
Gaddy, of Forks, S. C..
Besides a heart-broken husband
to mourn her death she leaves two
daughters and two sons, Misses Bes
sie and Julia and Sam an'd Oscar.
The funeral service was at the
house yesterday afternoon at three
o'cock. conducted by her pastor,
Rev. T. T. Todd, assisted by Rev.
G. A. Wright, of the First Baptist
church. Interment at Rosemont.
The hbereaved husband and mother
less children h.ave the sympathy of
the public in this hour of sadness.
Card of Thanks.
Mr. Editor :-Will you please al--I
low me to express my sincere thanks
to the Hon. Mayor and Aldermeen for
the kindness shown me in my ill
ness. also do I wish to thank my
nble Chie nd his subordinatesI
:or so kindly shouldering my duties
mnd allowing me sufficient time to
egain my strength and I would be S
ndeed an ingrate if I did not thank
-hose noble Red Men and Pocahon
,as who watched over me so tender
y when it seemed every minute
,vould be my last. Y
Then last, but indeed not least, I ti
,vant to remember with loving p
indness Mrs. Klettner, who so gen
1rously fed me so bountifully with t<
o many nice things to eat after my
;plendid Dr. Pelhani said that I .v
3ould eat. To all of those I want to
thank from the depths of my heart.
T. H. Ohappe-L.
Card of Thanb.
We, the children of the late Mrs.
Fannie V. Dickert, wish to take this
means of thanking eah and every
ne of our friends and relatives for
their many acts of kindness shown
us during the illness of our dear
mother. We have no words to ex- a
press the gratitude we feel. May
the good Lord abundantly bless each
of them is the sincere wish of
Mrs. Lula M. Dickert, 0
Miss Fleta Eichelberger,
Mrs. Gu9sie B. Keisler.
The Heir of Mt. Vernon.
,The Heir of Mt. Vernon, a eolonial a
play, instructive and full of life,
will be rendered by local talent at
Little Mountain Graded school
building on Friday evening, March
Ith, at 8 o'clock. Everybody come
ind enjoy the fun.
New Fim d
See ad of Jones & Werts in this
issue of The Herald and News. Jones 'V
and Werts are new merehants of
this city and ha-ve opened a fresh v
store in lower west Main street, e
where the choicest of just prepared
goods are .to ,be had almost for the v
askdng. In addition they are . -
ning a new market where is handled
the best the market affords. CoM- 0
petition is the life of trade and they ti
are competig all right.
To the Public:
Being the author of the resolu
tion of which the Ordinance was
passed to prevent teams and vehbi
eles from standing on the city square
as long as their owners Were inclined
to keep them standing on said pub
lie square, and whereas it seems, the
ordinance is misconstrued by many,
I therefore deem it proper to state
that in my resolution there was no
time limit, nor is there a time limnit
in Ordinance as passed by counell
My intention: was not to injure any
farmer or merchant located around,
said pabhlie square-on the contrary
it was intended to benefit both so
that the farmers may stay as long
as it was pecessary for them to load
and unload. The public 'sqae was
constantly.ecrowded with drays, hacks
and various vehibeles. Wagom loads
of wood would often remain standing .'
on the square all day thereby often '.
preventing farmers from driving ~
across the square. I introduced the '
resolution to prevent teams from '
bleking, idling and loafing on the -
public square, to open up the square
for all parties and especially that '
the farmer when coming to our town r
to drive to the merchant's door and ~
attend to their business. Hoping ~
that this explanation will carry to
all that they have the right to stop e
oi said public square as 'lon,g as C
they find it necessary to load or un
P. F. Baxter. ~
NGTICE or FINALSETTTLPM1Nft
The undersigned as executors of
the last will and testament of Wil-- t
liam W. Spearman, deceased, will I
make final settlement 'L estate L
of said deceased in the ofiiee of the
Probate Judge for Newberry Coun
ty, on Monday., April 4, 1910, and
imediat(ly thereafter apply for a
let ters dismissory as executors of
John C. Gogga.ns, [j
M. A. Carlisle, V
THE NEWS or PROSPErITY.
accessfus Entertainment in Honor
Prosperity, Mar. 3.-The City
athers are erecting a very substan-o
al well shed over the well in the
Misse Janie and Ruby Russell go
Greenville today for a short visit.
Mr. Yonee, of Newberry Collee,
isited in the eity last week.
Mr. George Steele has moved his
amily to Batesburg. We are sorry
> lose them.
Miss Maud Hopkinz, of Honea
ath, is the guest of Miss Lillie May
Mrs. Ida Boozer, of Newberry,
rho was formerly of our town, vi
ed her friends here last week.
We had the pleasure of having
be celebrated W. C. T. U. worker
,nd lecturer, Mrs. Zehner, of Dallas,
exas, with us last Friday. In the
fternoon she made a talk to the
raded school, which was very ifull
f information, patriotism and pleas
or the all round man. That even
g she spoke at length im Grace
hurch. Her discourse was well
h'ought out, humorous, pertinent
nd convincing. Mrs. Zehner has
iore than a national reputation and
re hope that this, hpr first time
irough our state may be productive
f much good, so much, that she
rill be induced to come this way
Mr. Ed Mathis, who is the S. A.
. Agent at Whitmire, spent a few
ays of this week with his paernts.
Mr. Tom Thompson spent Sunday
rith his home people.
Mr. L B. Nates, of Columbia,
isited his sister, Mrs. A. P. Bow.
rs, this week.
Mrs. Boatright and Mrs. Ridgell
isited in Columbia last week.
Miss Willie Mae Wise returned to
Vinthrop on Wednesday. We are
lad that she has recovered so rap
ily -from the grippv.
Miss Leah Boland, of Little Moun
ain, was visiting friends herq last
The Literary Sorosis will meef
7ith Mrs. Hunter on Friday after.
oon at 4 o'clock. A very intef.
sting program haa been arranged
or this occasion.
Mrs. M. C. Moris'mnade a week-end
isit to hier mother at Lykesland1
Mr. A. L. Black returned yester
lay from northern markets. He re
horte a full line of goods to followr
ai his wake very sonz
'Mr. A. G.Wise hasgone to Leb-.
Lnon, Tenn., to spend two months
.t the famous sanitarium there.
Rev. Mr. Kreps is spending this
r'eek with his brother, Dr. Keeps, in
:Mrs. Boggs, of- Clemson College,
the guest of the Misses Harmom
The Washington's Birthiday pro.
ram on Wednesday evening was
zeellently well rendered. .The
aminmous verdict of all present was
bat this was one of the happiest,
Liost suneeessful jutaenile dneikrtain
aents ever given here. The songs
nd drills and readings showed
painstaking and eleverness on the
'art of the pupil and teachers as
refl. The house was full and the
eat sum of twenty dollars was
ealized and will be used in pur
hasing -more furniture and fixtures
or the library. The superintend
nt, Mr. Brown, gave every one a
ordial invitation to visit the school
t any time. As a result of faithful
rork the pupils were given a holi
ay to-day, Thursday, instead of last
Mr. Birge Wise made a short trip
o Columbia this week.
iWe were deeply sorry to hear of
bie death .f Mr. M. Lufther Long.
fr. Long grew up in the suburbs of'
ur own and 'having alwa.ys lived
ear, he will be greatly missed. He
-as an admirable man and a true
r.iend., Mrs. Long's many friends
n'd former puipls on all sides are
xpressing their heartfelt sympathy
or her and hope that she will soon
e convalesee.it and that the all
rise Father #111 be a very present
elp to~ her in this sudden and bit