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uZLY PR mSONAl.
Mcvements of Many ?eople. New
berrian And "hose Who Visit
Mr. Sam Cook maie a visit in
Charleston last week.
Mrs. Mary Norris is visiting in
Mrs. Fied Germany. of Colnmbia,
is visiting Mi-s Maud Langford.
.i. Johnson, of Atlanta, is
s-ndinz a few days in the city.
Mr. Robert Norris went to Green
ville yesterday on professional bus
Miss Ruth Perry returned the
early part of the week from a visit
to Miss Ethel Kinard in Augusta.
Mrs. Emma V. Sitton, of Atlanta,
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ligon
Dobbins, and Mrs. Mary C. Dobbins.!
Mrs. J. L. Welling and little
daughter, Tommie, have returned
Miss Bess Townsend, of Ninety
V. .nd Miss Lula Franklin, of
Laurenceburg, Ky.. are visiting Miss
Mrs. A. B. Craig, of Charlotte, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. G. L. Epps,
in Newberry and her sisters at Kin
Mr. C. L. Miller. representing the
Melchers & Co., Charleston, was in
Ne rberry Wednesday. MT. Mi]ler
is of Laurens.
Mr. John N. Hudgens, of Laurens,
wais in the city this week. He rep
-resents the celebrated J. K. Orr
Shoe Co., of Atlanta.
Mr. Jno. P. Senn, of Enoree, is on
a visit to his sister, Mrs. M. R. Hun
ter who has been ill for some time
and is still very ill. Mrs. Hunter's
niece, Miss Oetavia McQuown. of
Clinton, visited her last week.
SARioUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Hon. Godfrey Harmon, Sr., is
A business meeting of the bach
elor maids will be held next Tut
day afternoon at 4:30, in the cham
ber of commevee.
The 'Epworth League of the Cen
tral Methodist church will have a
regular meeting -in- the parlors of the
ohurch this evening at 7:30. This
meeting will be led by Mr. Hamrs.
Wireless telegraphy is wonderful.
So is wireless "telephony.'' New
berry has been having some demon
strations of the wireless telephone
The Women-'s Foreign Miss-ionary
Eociety of Cent.ral Metho.dist church
will meet Monday aernoon at 4
eclock in t-he parlors of the church.
Tshis is an important meeting, being
the annual election of officers, and
it is hoped that there will be a
iThe ,business and professional
men of Newberry should be present
in the chamber of commerce rooms
this evening at half past seven
o'clock to hear the address by Mr.
H. ,hhnson on "Merehants' Asso
Mr. B. F. Sample, superintendent
of education of Saluda eounty, is
critically ill at the home of his son,
Mr. J. C. Sample, in this city. He
was taken. suddenly ill in Saluda
and -his son brought* him here Wed
ne.sday, having gone for him on
Mr. William Johnson has in his
pc-ession a rare old British coin,
which his father brought with him
from England when he was a boy.
it was coined in 1707. Very few
persons are able to say they have
been carrying in their pocket for
the last forty or fifty years a coin
two hundred and three years old.
Police Officer Thomas H. Chap
pell returned to duty Wednesdiay
eveni:xg. His friiends are glad to see
him again in line. During his en
forced absence this place was filled
by Chief C. W. Bishop, who, in ad
;dition .to his own. duties, shouldered
the responsibilities of the police
ink Wallace was before Magis
* trate J. H. Chappell Wednesday
morning on the charge of stealing
leheese from the depot at Chappells
on the 25th of February. He was
convicted and sentenced tio pay a
fme of $10 or to serve on the county
.chain gang for 30 days. He paid the
fme. The cheese was valued at $10.
Lenten services at St. Luke's
Episcopal church Friday aft.ernoon
at 5.30. Evening prayer and ser
vice by Rev. C. P. Parker. Next Sun
day'morning after Sunday school by
Maj. J. F. J. Caldwell, supdrn,ten
dent, t'here will be service by Maj.
Caldwell, lay leader.
Miss Pearl Singley, the pretty
milliner who was with Mrs. Emma
Hair last season, has returned from
Atlanta to resume her fine work in the
millinery department of Mrs. Hair's
* store, where she is again. ready to
arrange the delicate finery suitable
to the style, grace and beauty of
the ladies of Newberry.
TO PUT TEN THOUSAND SQUARE:
YARDS AT $2.25.
Alderman Cannon Tenders Resigna
tion.-Action Deferred to Next
City council met in regular ses
siovn on Tuesday night at 7:30. Pres-F
ent: Mayor Blease, Aldermen Bax- !I.
ter, Lominack, Cannon, Rodelsper- i
ger and Evans.
Mayor Blease immediately afterl
calling council to order stated that
he had received a very cordial and
earnest invitation from Mrs. L. W.
Floyd, president of the -civic asso-11
ciation, to council to meet with the
association in the rooms of the
chamber of commerce on Wednesday
afternoon at four o'clock. Mayor
Blease stated that Mrs. Floyd was
exceedingly anxious that every mem
ber of council be present as it was
proposed to consider some matters
of especial importam-ce to the city.
Mayor Blease stated that it would
be impossible for him to attend as
he expected to be away from the
city but he hoped that every mem
ber af the council would be present. i
On motion of Alderman Cannon
the invitation was accepted by vote
of the council, although several
members stated that they did not
think they could be present.
The financial report of the city
for the past two months was sub
mitted by Alderman Cannon, chair-,
man of the committee on ways and
means. The report is published in
full in another column of this is
sue of The Herald and News.
Mayor Blease introduced to coun
eil Messrs. William Pannill and E.
W. Arnold, representatives of tq
Atlantic Bitulithic Co., of Richmond,
Va., who desired, as stated by Mayor
Blease, to submit a proposition for
paving certain streets in the eity.
Mayor Blease in introducing these
gentlemen stated that -he hoped that
the proposition which would be
submitted would be unanimously
accepted ,by city council.
Mr. Pannill speaking of his prop
osition stated that in view of the'
fact that his company was juist comn
pleting some work of this kind in a
INorth Carolina city, that they could
afford to take the work in New
berry, even a small contract, at the,
same rate that they 'had 'been charg
ing for larger -contracts; that they
nowr had their force organized and
coulda move at once to Newberry. He
talked of the work that had been
done in other cities and towns in~
different sections of .the country and
stated that in ad'dition- to the noise
lessness of this character of paving,
that it was easily cleaned and was'
dustless. He stated that under their
system of laying this class of paving
they take into considleratiion the
width of the street and use of the
streets as well as the elimatie eon
dition, and that his comnpany guar
anteed the work for five years.
The cost of repairing and clean
ing the streets in their present con
dition would amount to more than"
the interest cn the investment for
permanent streets, said Mr. Pan
nill, not to speak~ of the advantage
to the town in having streets of this:
character. As an evidence of the
quality of the work, Mr. Pamnill'
stated that the government had
given his company a contract to lay
Bitulithie pavement around the
navy yard at Charleston.
The following is the proposition
snbmitted to 'the city, leaving out
the details of the contraet; the
streets named in this proposition
would make about 7,000 yai'ds:
Newberry, S. C., Feb. 16, 1910.
Hon. :Cole. L. Blease, Mayor,
Newberry, S. C.
Dear Sir :-We beg to submit pro
posal herewith for paving with Bitii
lithic the following streets:
Main street from Ry. to Caldwell
Main Street from Adams to Coates
Caldwell street from Main to
Boyce street from Caldwell to Mc
Nance street from Boyce to Pratt
and other contiguous streets to make
a mini.mum of 10,000 square yaris
upon which amount this proposal .is
We will take your streets in their
present condition and turn same
over to you paved with Bitulithic
per the attached specifications for
the sum of two dollars and twenty
five cents per square yard ($2.25).
We will furnish and set in place
the necessary curbing for twenty
(Continue on Pag-e Five.)
;ivic Association Holds Interesting
Meeting.-Trying to Cooperate
The eivic asSuciation held a very
uteresting meetir.g i the rooms of
-hamber of commerce on Wednes
lay afternoon. The attendance was
iot as large as should have been
)ut those who 'were present seemed
:o be in earnest and determined to
Jo what they could for the better
nent of civic conditions in the city.
An invitation had been extended
:o the mayor and aldermen to meet
6ith the association in order that
here might be an understanding
and cooperation in- making certain
.mprovements. Of course the as
3ociation cannot do anything ex
,ept with the approval of the city
luthorities, that is as to making
parks or doing any thing on the
Mayor Blease was absent from
he city and only two aldermen,
Nfessrs. P. F. Baxter and C. H. Can,
aon, were present. Mrs. L. W.
Floyd, president of the association,
explained that the invitation 'had
been extended to council to meet
with the association and she regret
ted very much that more of the
mem:bers were not present, especial
ly that the mayor was absent, but
he understood that he had . been
called out of town; however, she
was glad to see the two members
In speaking of the effort of the
association in requesting city coun
eil to pass the ordinance prohibiting
the use of the public square for* a
wagon yard, which had been done
by the city council, Mrs. Floyd said
that it was never in the mind of the
civic assoeiation to park in front
of the old court house building as
far out as the mile rock, but only
some ten or fifteen feet beyond the
steps, and to have the plans for
such parking made by a civil engi
neer, who understood what he was
doing, and that looking to that end,
the association had brought Mr.
Cotran, the civil engieer ab
Greenwood, to Newberry, and had
him look over this park. Mr.
Cothran had suggested that it would
not be wise to do anything toward
parking or putting up coping if
they contemplated in the near fu
ture to do any pavin'g on the public
quare, because the coping ought to
conform to the paving. These state
ments were made by way of expla
'Mrs. R. D. Wright offered the fol
lowing resolutions, whieh she ex
plained were intended to be adopted
at the February meeting, but for
one cause or another no meeting had
been held in February.
Whereas the present city council
has in its short incumbency taken a
decided interest in the town from
the stand'poin't of civic improvement,
and has ordered done several things
for which the civic assolciation has
lbored for a long time; viz: the re
moval of standing vehicles from thle
upper "square,'' the filling in of
the spalee in front of Dr. Weeks'
residence i.n Harrington street, the
cleaning off of the village grave
yard and the removal of bill boards
from the square therefore be it re
First, We the members of the
ivic association most heartily
thank Mayor Blease and the Coun
il for said improvements, and
pledge ourselves to cooperate *wiitt
the city -council in anything having
for its object the improvement and
advancement of our city.
Second, That a copy of this reso
lutioni be sent to the town conil
In regard to the coping and the
parking of the square in front of
the old court house, Mrs. Wright
said that she had written to Mr.
Cothran, asking him to answer eer
tain questions so that she might
have the matter in writing, and his
answers suggested the questions
she had asked, and she read tihe
following letter from Mr. Cothran:
Greenwood, S. C., March 1, 1910.
My Dear Mrs. Wright:
Your letter of the 25th ultimo
duly received; I beg to reply as fol
First, the stone we used here was
5' x 18'' gra.nite' -eurbing, "Au
gusta Specifications'' cost 19 cents
per foot, F 0 B cars here, and the
contract price with Bowe and Page
was 30 cents per foot for this curb
in place. It should not cost you
more than 30 cents per foot laid on
the street and in no 'case more than
35 cents. If you have a grea.t quan
tity it would cost less.
Second, You can get this curbing
from Monteith at Cold Point, Win.
Benjamin, Pieree3, S. C. (aboet four
miles from Greenwood on the C. &
Go., Mt. Airy, N. C., and fromI
Winnsboro. Benjamin furnished the:
stone for the work at Greenwood
for Bowe and Page, at 19 cents de- I
livered on cars here.
Third, If I remember correctly I
said that I could divide my time be
tween five towns for $50 per month,
or could give Newberry two days a
week, allowing for railway sched
ules, etc., for $50 per month. I
don't think I could do any better
than this, in fact my time is fully
occupied now and I have had to
take on additiornal help, and am now
trying to get another min, if I
should take on the Newberry work,
would have to put on a man here to
help hidle my work here while I
was in Newberry.
If your League Sliald decide to
do the work, I would be able to han
dle for 5 per cent. of the cost, if you
should prefer that way of handling
Thos. W. Cotihran.
Mrs. Floyd stated that. the super
visor had agreed to furn.ish the
granIte for the coping in the rough
if the association wc-.ld have it
dressed and put down, but after
consulti-ng with Mr. Co'hran it was
thought best to wait. She then
called upon the aldern,3n who were
,present to give their views on thiz,
matter, especially to what would
probably be done in the way of pav
Alderman Baxter stated that
ouncil had taken no definite action
-in regard t1D t'he paving. At the
last meeting of council they had
some gentlemen before them who
submitted a proposition bat the
matter had been, postponed until
the next meeting and a committee
was appointed to look into it and
report. Mr. Baxter said that he did
lrot think that the council could
contract a debt beyond the income
of the town for the year in whicb
the debt was cont.racted, even if the
council desired to do the paving.
They had now borrowed $10,000 and
arrangements were being made to
Iorrow $15,000 more, which would
exhaust the resources of the city
for this year.
-In regard to the ordinance, whieb
had been passed removing the wag
on yard, Mr. Baxter stated that he
understood that Mr. Feagle had
been, approached and asked if he
could not prevent the coping and
that he understood that Mr. Feagle
had promised to look into it and if
he could that he would not allow
the ground to be parked or cut off
IAldierman Cannon st4ted. yn Tr
gard to the coping that he under
stood that some of the citizens wer'e
going to protest very strongly
against the coping extending be
~.ond the steps.
Mrs. Wright wanted to know from
coneil if the co.incil would not be
willing to make arrangement to co
perate with .the association in the
employment of a civil engineer and
pay part or all of his expenses. In
response Mr. Baxter said that Mr.
'Cothran had stated that the New
berry streets were in very much
better condition' than the- streets of
Greenwood and. that in his opinion
there wa:s no neteessity for a civil
engineer for Newberry.
Mr. Baxter stated that he was in
pfavor of permanent street improve
men ts and that the only thing in
the way was the money with whichi
to make them.
. Professor Sligh complimented the
~business ability and judgment of
the women a.nd said if their sugges
tons were acted upon it would be
well for the town. The kind of
work that has been done i'm New
berry for years and years, said
Prof. Sligh, had resulted in the
waste, absolute waste, of thousands
and thousan-ds of dollars, but if
permanent work was undertaken of
any character, a civil engineer
should be employed and a map of
the town made, showing what was
necessary in regard to proper drain
~age and proper curbing of the
streets and sidewalks.
,The paved sidewalks which had
been put down had been put down
without system or without any ideia
of future premanent improvements.
Mrs. Burton suggested that a
committee be appointed to gather
information and submit soime defi
nite plan. a.nd proposition to the
next meeting of council. She stated
that she endorsed all that had been
done and said in favor of publi-e
improvements but at the same time
there ought to be something done
in regard to private improvements.
The citizens ought in some way be
inspired to make their front and
back yards cleaner and more at
Mr. W. H. Wallace, editor of the
(Continued on Page Four.)
MORE FARMERS SHOULD HAVE
HEARD PROF. BAEROW.
A Full Synopsis of Prof Barrow's
Remarks Is Given. -Read
What He Says.
Prof. D. N. Barrow, who is in
charge of the farm extension work
of Clemson college, spent two days
of this week in Newberry. He had
been announced to make an address
in the court house on Tuesday to
the farmers of the county - on the
subject of corn cultivation. The
weather was bad but the attendance
of the farmers should have been
Professor Barrow is an en$usi
astic worker for the upbuilding of
the farms in this state and is thor
oughly posted on the best methods.
He has been for the past two
months lecturing on the use of fer
tilization. When it is remembered
that the farmers pay about $16.00
for every bale of cotton grown in
South Carolina for commercial fer
tilizer, it will be realized that this
is an important subject.
Prof. Barrow while in Newberry
was the guest of Mr. Alex D. Hud
son. On Tuesday he spoke to about
fifty persons, and again on Wednes
day he spoke. His subject as stated
"The Cultivation of Corn.'"
In order that the farmers, who
were not present, may have .he ad
vantage of the suggestions made by
Prof. Barrow, The Herald and
News prints herewith the follow
ing synopsis of what Prof. Barrow
had to say:
The primary consideration in
raising a corn crop, as with nearly
all crops, is not one of plant food
Jbut, that of supplying sufficient
moisture. For this reason two
things are of .especial importance
deep and thorough preparation of
the soil and the presence of an
abundance of vegetable matter. The
neceoity for am abundance of mois
ture is emphasized by two facts.
First, since plants can only take up
their soil food in the form of a so
lution, then unless water is present
in the right quantity to dissolve and
convey their food to -them our
'plaants ean well starve to death
though there were an abundance of
those materials in the soil. Then,
unlike some of the other plants we
cultivate the corn plant is shallow
rooted so this moisture must be
contained or easily supplied near
the surface. The amount of mois
ture used by the corn plan't is es
pecially large being 300 pounds for
every pound of dry maIter meadte.
Figured to the total number of
pounds of dry matter made by an
acre of corn and this will reach sueh
a large figure that it is seldom that
we can expect enough warter to fail
'as rain during the growing of the
plaint to supply this need.
It is therefore necessary to stir
(Continued on Page Four.)
One Cent a Word-' No ad
vertisement taken for less
than 25 cents.
ALL PERSONS are hereby warned
against hiring or harboring in any
shape or form, Clement Wallace
Ias she ismunder contract with me
for the year, 1910.
L. LC Livingston.
NOTICE.-Several pairs of ~shoes
for sale at my shoe shop. Cheap
M. B. Davis' Shoe Shop,
1300 Caldwell St.,
Newberry, S. C.
MULE STOLEN.-One bay horse
mule with collar sore on left
shoulder has been stolen from my
R. T. Caldwell.
Two year old 'Rose Bushes, Fri
day and Saturday, each 5s.
Anderson 10c. Store.
WE MAKE THE DIRT FLY.-You
ha'd beter get some of the Green
wood kind. There is money in it.
New South Real Estate Trust Co.,
Greenwood, S. C.
The Herald and News has a nice
lot of samples of commencemenit
invitations. Those interested will
do well to call and see the sam
pie a n gepics Call early.
Two y0ar old Rose Bushes Fri
lay and Saturday, each 5c.
Anderson 10c. Store.
3TRAYBD.-One big red dehorned
cow from our place in town. Re
ward if returned to
WANTED.-Seeond hand bags and
iburlaps; any kind; any quantity,
anywhere. Richmond Bag Compa
ny, Richmond, Virginia.
CALL on Annie Ruff for fresh ba
CIGAR SALESMAN WANTED.
Experiet!ce unnecessary. Sell our
brands -o the retail trade. Big
pay. Write for full particulars at
Globe Cigar Co.,
MAPLE CAMP NO. 437, W. 0. W.
meets every first and third WeO.
nesday evenings at 7:45 o'clock.
Visiting brethrin are cordially
D. D. Darby, Clerk.
T. Burton, C. C.
GRBEN BONE for chickens on short
L. M. Player & Co'.
H. B. WELLS' TPANSFER
Hauls Anything on Short Notice.
Careful and Accommodating Drivers.
Moving Household Furniture a Spec
YOUR BUSINESS SOLICITED.
Office Phone No. 61
Residence Phone No. 7.
NICE fresh Baker's bread for sale
iby Annie RufM
CUT OUT the Typhoid germs from
your drinking water, get it from
the roek, pure and sparkling. By
having you a well drilled, you eut
off all surface water, thereby get
ting it pure and sparkling. I am
prepared for the business. See me
or phone 275.
I. A. MeDowellt
TABLE B,OARD.-The best the mar
ket affords. We have secured the
services of Mr.- Ja.s. Dunbar with
the view of taking regular board
ers. If you are looking for a en
venient boarding place~ con.fer
with us. Our price will be rea
FINE NORFOLK OYSTES every
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday- at
40 cents -a quart.
J. C. Sample.
GBT YOUR GLASSES from Dr. G~
W. Connor, a graduate of the lae
est optical~eollege in :the world--$he
*tNorthern IllinLois College of Chica
go. Dr. Conner is located permuan
enitly in Newberry, gives both the
objective and subjective tests by
electricity and guarantees him work1
KING COTTON SEED.-I4 have a
limited supply of the latet' ia'
proved for sale at one ($1.00) d&l
lar per bushel, sacked and -deli
ered F. 0. B. cars at Jalapa, S. C.
This seed is pure and was ginned
on my private gin. Will make more
cQtton to the acre than any cotton
planted on rich or poor land.
W. C. Sligh,
Newberry, R. F. D. 3.
WILL HAVE fresh bread Thursday,
HU)ON & BOUKNIGHT have op
ened a first class grocery store at
O8 Main street and woud appre- -
siate the patronage of the public.
YWe invite you to come and give us
Pulaski Lodge, No. 20, I. 0. 0. F.,
will meet Friday night, March 4,
in Kiettner's Hall, at 8 p. m. Let ev
ery member attend.
C. G1. Ble.ase,
W. G. Peterson, Noble Grand.
Golden Rule Encampment.
Golden Rule Eneampment, No. 23,
I. 0. 0. F., will meet at Klettner'e
Hall the 4th Monday night in each
'month at 8 o'clock.
W. 0. Wilson,
W. G. Peterson, Beribe. -