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' VOLUME XLVIM. NUMBER . NEWBERYL SOUTH CAROLINA, MAY 6 1910.E.
IU[ETUNG CITY COUN%CIL.
Tark to be Made Coppock Grove.
Everybody to Pay for Water and
The city council at its meeting on
t[uesday night considered several
matters of importance to the city
among which was to equip the Cop
pock grove for a park. The city, Of
-course, should take steps to own its
own park, but if one is operated for
two years properly the demand for
a permanent park will be so strong
that arrangements will be made.
The Coppock grove will make a
.very desirable park and from this
point it could very easily be extend
ed up either side of Scott's creek
with a nice boulevard and the people
who own the land along the creek
.could very easily afford' to donate it
foi this purpose on condition that the
boulevard be built because it would
greatly increase the value of. real
,estate fronting on the boulevard
which would make very desirable
Another important action by coun
cil was the resolution repealing a
resolution of city coincil some years
ago granting the commissioners of
:public works free water and lights.
The proceedings of council are
given in detail.
Regular meeting of city council was
held on Tuesday evening.
All the members were present.
Mr. M., L. Spearman, chairman of
the board of commissioners of public
-works and Mr. H. 0. IFellers book
keeper for the commission, were both
present in response to a request from
'council to be present. Mr. Spearman
on the invitalon of Alderman Baxter.
The commission also filed written re
on the matters about which
had made inquiry.
Spearman had another en
t the reports of the commiS
e taken up first.
Blease read the itemized ex
ecounts for several months
ked as to the variance in cer
e. Mr. Fellers explained
e salary account in the report,
ed to the weekly pay roll of the
rintendent, bookkeeper, plumber,
eman, fireman, engineer and so on,
d that plant expense referred to
bons, oils, etc. T]he office expense
ccount was then reaa.
One charge against the city for a
loset stood, January $10.33, February
$5.22, March $1.12. It was explain
that there was a leak in the closet
ndthe water had been going through
or several months and of course reg
tered on the meter and that is the
-g that counts, but that had been
'paired. Mr. Baxter said he had
found the closet ~out of repair and
t it had been running full for
One large item of $565 on account
included monthly bills and monthly
account of Newberry cotton mill to
efund money borrowed from mill and
oney refunded city for advance on
Mr. Spearman stated that when the
oard of commissioners took
t is when he went oni
it was found that there
tedness of, $13,500 which
* W rited and they had been
* ~AIcing that
To ~.,e .the importance of the
people being more careful in the use
of water and the importance and nec
essity of another pump, Alderman
Baxter stated that on Monday night
there hed been used in the town 92,
000 gallons of water.
Mayor Blease explained that two of
the commissioners and a citizen had
been summoned to appear before the
-ayor on the charge of using a bib
or sprinkling yards when they did not
have a meter.
The case was not called and when
the city attorney looked up the law
there was no ordinance against it. It
seems that there are a great many
consumers of water who are on a fiat
rate, but if they use the water for*
sprinkling -or any other purpose there
is no ordinance to prohibit. The only
thing in such case is to force the use
of a meter.
The report requested by council
some .time ago as to the names of
those who were using water and,
light without paying was then sub
nitted. The following is the free list:
The Free List
Newberry, -S. C., May 3, 1910.
Hon. Mayor and Town Council, New
berry, S. C.
In pursuance of a resolution passed
by you April 14th, 1910, a copy of
which was sent the commissioners of
public works and their superintend
ent requesting that they furnish you a
list of all parties who have been, and
are now receiving water and lights
free of cost, we herewith enclose you
the list. This is the entire list known
to us or shown by the records.
M. L. Spearman,
C. E. Summer.
W. F. Ewart.
H. W. Schumpert.
P. J. Voss, water and lights resi
den6e, June 1, 1899, to July 31, 1901.
'Jas. McIntosh, commissioner, wat
er and lights residence,. Sept., 1901, to
Jas. McIntosh, commissioner, water,
tenant house Sept., 1901, to Dec.,
T. C. Pool, commissioner, water and
lights, residence, Sept., 1901, to July,
C. E. Summer, commissioner, wat
er and lights, residence, Sept., 1901, to
W. F. Ewart, commissioner, water
.nd lights, residen z, Aug :. 1902, to
F. M. Boyd, superintendent, water
and lights residence, Aug. 1, 1902, to
Floyd Bradley, bookkeeper, water
and lights, residence, Aug., 1903, to
Floyd Bradley, bookkeeper, water
and lights, residence, Jan., 1906, to
J. 0. Dunston, lineman, water and
lights, residence, June, 1907, to pres
W. T. Jackson, plumber, water and
lights, residence, Nov., 1904, to pres
H. W. Schumpert, superintendent,
water and lights, residence, Aug.,
1907, to present date.
J. A. Thornton, engineer, water and
lights, residence, Sept., 1907, to Feb.,
H. 0. Fellers, bookkeeper, water
and lights, residence; July, 1908, to
M. L. Spearman, commissioner, wat
r and lights, residence, Jan., 1909, to
E. S. Werts, clerk for co'mmission
ers. water and lights, residence, Nov.,
907, to Jan., 1909.
A. T. Brown, mayor, water and
lights, resi'dence, Jan., 1906, to Jan.,
J. J. Langford, mayor, water and
lights, residence, Jan., 1908, to Dec.,
J. R. Green, alderman, water, .Mar.,
907, to December, 1909.
J. R. Greene, alderman, current for
sewing machine motor, March, 1907, to
City council, lights at mayor's of
ice, council room and city clerk's of
ice, from beginning of plant to pres
City council, water and lights at fire
department, from beginning of plant
to present date.
City council, water at public trough,!
rom beginning of plant to present
City council, water at stables and
losets, 9pril, 1910, topresent date.
Boundary Street school, water for
ent of ground stand pipe, from be-I
ginning of plant to present date.
Letter was read stating that tha
irst semi-annual payment of interest:
on the $40,000 sewerage extension
onds was due on May 1, and payable
in New York on that date. The
munt is $900. This amount was or-*
A statement from the commission
ers of public works was also read
showing that the town was due the
sinking fund for retiring $42,000 bond
issue, $1,000 for 1908, and a similar
mount for 1909, with interest. Un
der the act authorizing the bond is
sue it is provided that $1,000 annual
y be put aside to retire these bonds
t muturity. Payment of these
amounts was held over to a subse
A deed from Mr. J. A. Burton for
five feet of land on Wilson street
(Continued on Page Three.)
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
The Chanber of Commerce Actlve.
Miss Erin Kohn Not to Return.
Prosperity, May 5.-The delegates
to the Pythian convention have gone
and while the town is again down to
its usual form of business, still there
remains kind remembrances of the
happy faces, and kind words of the
Mrs. Walter Williams, of Allendale,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs..
B. B. Hair, for a few days.
Mrs. Lizzie Boinest and Mr. Bow
man Boinest were the week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. 0. Counts.
Miss Lucy Wheeler, of Augusta, is
visiting at the home of her father, T.
Messrs. A. H., Hart and Sam Kohn,
of Columbia, were guests at the Wise
Metts Fant, of Newberry college,
spent the week-end with W. J. Wise.
Rev. and Mrs. Y. Von A. Riser were
the guests Sunday of Mrs. J. B. Scott.
Mrs. Maggie Fellers and daughter,
Mabel, of Newberry, spent several
days this week as the guests of Miss
Mrs. H. P. Counts, after spending a
few days with Mrs. E. 0. Counts and
Mrs. Janie Reagin, left Thursday for
her home in Rural Retreat, Va., 'ac
companied by Mrs. Reagin and daugh
Miss Myrtle Epting, of Pomaria, re
turned to her home Monday after a
visit to her aunt, Mrs. G. M. Able.
Mr. T. L. Hyde, of Columbia, spent
Saturday and Sunday with Dr. J. S.
Mrs. William Johnson and Maggie
Reagin, of Newberry, were the guests
Sunday of Mrs. J. A. Simpson.
Dr. E. N. Kibler spent several days
this week in Columbia.
Miss Rosa Ridgell, of Batesburg, is
the guest this week of Miss Lena
R. H. Hipp, of Pomaria, was in town
Tuesday, shaking hands with his
The Literary Sorosis will be enter
tained Friday afternoon by Mrs. J. D.
It is.with much regret that we learn
that Miss Erin Kohn will not return
next year and be a factor in our so
cial and educational world. For four
years she has acceptably filled the
position of primary teacher in our
school. Miss Kohn was a most active
member of the Literary Sorosis and
tier Sunday school class of tiny tots
has become a. feature of Grace Sun
day school. In losing her, we say
simply, but sincerely, that she will
be missed not only by the children
who were so fond of her, but also by
the rest of us, as well.
Mrs. J. A. Hodges has as her guests
Mrs. W. S. Harshman, of Annapolis,
Md., and Mrs. Dr. Sims, of Columbia.
Misses Lola and Leona Lowman
have returned to Mt. 'Olive after a
visit to Miss Mary Dudley.
Cant. W. S. Langford, accompanied
by Route Agents S. J. Park and G. W.
York, of the Southern Express com
pany, passed through town Monday
en route to Newberry.
.Mrs. E. E. Young and Master
George Wise have gone to Columbia
to spend a week with Mrs. A. H.
Messrs. Lykes and Rawl have re
turned to Lykesland after a visit to
Mvrs. M. C. Morris.
The-many friends of Mrs. H. S. Can
non, of Columbia, will be sorry to
hear of her death. She was formerly
Miss Francesi Iola Wheeler, of Pros
perity. We extend sympathy to the
bereaved husband and family.
On Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. M. H.!
Boozer, Mr. Frank Bobb, Mr. J. S.
Kohn, Mrs. S. M. Mathis and Miss Ger-,
trude Bobb attended in Columbia thed
funeral of Mrs. H. S. Cannon.
Mr. A. L. Black spent a few days;
aere this week with his brother, L. A.
Black, on his way home from Charles
ton Medical college.
Miss Frances Summer, of Pomaria,
was in town Tuesday shopping.
Prof. F. A. Black left Tuesday orC
ils home at Wards, S. C., after clos
ng a most successfulo'term in Pros
perity high school. Prof. Black has
made many warm friends while here
truly hope to have him with us again
A. G. Wise spent Tuesday in Co
We are glad to note the good for
tune of Dr. Oscar B. Simpson, who
takes his M. D. degree in Charleston
Medical college this week. He Is
popular in his home town, as well
as elsewhere, and we rejoice with him
in his success, and wish for him
only those things that will add to his
The U. D. C. meet Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. G. Y. Hunter.. ..
Memorial exercises will be held in
town hall Tuesday, May 10th. Ad
dress by Dr. A. J. Bowers, of New
Mrs. W. A. Moseley is visiting in
Newberry for a few days.
Mrs. Kelly, of Bishopville, who has
been visiting her daughter, Miss Allie
Kelly, left Thursday for Asheville,
Prosperity. chamber of commerce
held their regular meeting Tuesday
afternoon, and discussed the condi
tions of the railroad cros.sings near
by; also the' capital to county road
proposition was brought up and was
decided to ask the cooperation of the
The following very important com
mittees were appointed at this meet
ing by the board of governors:
Commerce-J. D. Quattlebaum, J.
C. Schuppert and B. B. Schumpert.
Transportation-R. C. Counts, T. A.
Dominick and J. F. Browne.
Manufacture-Dr. G. Y. Hunter, W.
W. Wheeler and P. C. Singley.
Public Improvement-W. T. Gibson,
J. L. Wise and L. C. Merchant.
Entertainment-Dr. C. T. Wyche, A.
G. Wise and Rev. I. S. Caldwell.
Finance-W. W. Wheeler, P. L.
Langford and A. M. Lester.
1Rulis-T. A. Dominick, Rev. I. S.
Caliwell and R. C. Counts.
Hon. Geq. S. Mower, of Newberry,
will meet *ith the Ilocal lodge, A. F.
M., No. 115, Friday evening.
Big Tires Wear Longest.
The longevity of tires, a most vi
tal problem with the automobile
owner, has recently been put to sev
ere tests by experts in the employ
of Thomas B. Jeffery & Co., makers
of the Rambler.
These experiments have, rev.ealed
a remarkable difference in wearing
uiualities between tires varying only
slightly in size.
Many cars, equipped with 36 by
i 1-2 inch tires, were tested against
others equipped with tires two
inches smaller in diameter and one
half smaller in width. The larger
tires lasted just twice as long. Th.e
larger wheels, as well, showed
greater power of resistance against
strains, being stronger than smaller
ones because of their greater weight.
The marked difference between a
tire of large size and a smaller tire
is accounted for by the fact that
smaller wheels drop into holes in
the roadway, adding greatly to the
wear on tires as well as to the dis
comfort of the occupants of the car.
Big wheels and tires glide lightly
over depressions, providing wider
cushioning surface and thus adding
to comfort as well as to tire
As to the Federal Building at New
Under date of Washington, D. C.,
April 29, the assistant secretary of
the treasury department wrote a let
ter to Hon. Wyatt Aiken acknowl
edging the receipt of his letter rela
ive to his bill "providing for an in
crease in the limit of cost authorized
for a Federal building at Newberry, S.
C." The letter concludes with the
statement that "a request has been
m.ade by the committee on public
buildings and grounds of the house of
representatives for a report on the
bill in question, and this department
bas called for the necessary data as
:o the requirements of the service at
Newberry, and as soon as same has
3eenu received an estimate will be pre
par ed and a report submitted there
The above is important and very
interesting. Postmaster Purcell is.
working hard to push the building of
;he new nnstoffice
Adjutant and Inspector General Is.
sues Another Statement-Says
Amounts Are Tangled.
Columbia, May 4.-Adjutant and In
spector General J. C. Boyd tonight
issued a statement severely criticis
ing the expenditures of his assistant,
Colonel Brock, in his rounds over the
State on ins,. tion trips.
Colonel Brock when told of the
charges declared they were untrue.
A court of inquiry will probably be
called to settle the trouble between
these two officers.
General Boyd's statement follows:
"To the people of South Carolina:
"W. T. Brock, my assistant, during
the past several years has spent sev
eral hundred diollars more than was
necessary in making the inspections
of the State militia.
"He has wantonly wasted the
State's money and I hereby call upon
him to give proof that he spent $12
and $33.50 for two day's pay for ho
tel bills at any hotel in South Caro
lina. - ,j
"The United States army officer lo
cated in my office has made the In
spections of the State militia for the
past several years. His expenses
traveling over the same route as Col.
Brock was as follows: 1907, $140,00;
1908, $144.00; 1909, $156.62. The frst
'year that Col. Brock made the inspec
tions of the State militia he spent
$225. The second year he spent $400.
Last year he spent $420. This year
he drew out $500. His accounts on
the surface appear to be In tangled
"I would like for him to explain
the matter of lending the United
States army officer which accompa
nied him the sum of $180. By what
right did the State of South Carolina
have to defray the expenses of a reg
ular United States army officer?
"His itemized accounts show that
he claimed to have purchased four
mileage books. I would like for him
to show to the public of South Caro
lina where he travelled'4,000 miles in
making the inspections.
"He has extravagantly spent the
money of the State and his itemized
statements of expense will not bear
"I hereby call upon Governor Ansel
to appoint a court of inquiry to make
an investigation of the expense ac
counts and other accounts of CoL.
Brock while in the service of the State
as assistant adjutant general."
A QUEEE PROFESSIOJ.
Man With Contract For Five Tons of
Rattlesnake Bill, with orders* -in
his pocket for five tons of diamond
back rattlesnakes, has gone to South
Dakota as the one best place on
earth where 10,000 pounds of live
rattlers can be secured, and *as soon
as the warm spring sun bi'ings the
snakes from their wmnter homes Bill
will begin the harvest. 'Rattlesnake
Bill is a professional snake hnuter.
it's not a matter of sentiment, nor
pride, nor revenge that causes him
to risk his life 1,000 .times every day.
It is simply a business matter. Bill
finds it easier to make money by fac
ing a terrible death..every minute of
his life than by working. Therefore,
he turned snake-hunter, and now has
the distinction of handling more live
rattlers than any other man in the
world. Five tons of rattlesnakes
not dead ones, but every one alive
and virile, ready, anxious and
spoiling for trouble. These are the
kind that Rattlesnake Bill goes after.
Bill has his eye on the famous1
Rattlesnake canyon of the Grand riv
er, some twenty-five miles west of
Pierre, and here it is that he expects1
to pass the entire summer catching
rattlesnakes for dealers in different
parts of the country. Rattlesnake
canyon is so full of snakes that no
man ever goes near it. The canyon
is a deep slash in the limestone
hills,. through which the Grand river
makes it way. When the hot sun
shines into the gorge the snakes
crawl from their holes and coil
themselves together in great ballsI
on the floor of the canyon. Hardy
hunters who have risked wandering
snakes and have made their way to
the brink of chasm say there are
tens of thousands of rattlesnakA
there-say that the ground Is literal
ly alive with bakes.
"What does a fellow want with
five tons of live rattlers?" was ask
ed the unique character. "I want
them to sell to the side shows and
other attractions of that nature,"
was the reply. "They are in great
demand-he rattlesnak market is
never glutted. They are very deli
cate and usually live only a few
weeks after they -are captured, it
their fangs are' removed, - as they
usually are. How do we remove the
fangs? Well, we force about six
inches of broom handle down a*
snake's throat That opens its
mouth, and of course, prevents its
closing it. Then, with a pair at
pliers we simply pull out the .angs.
There are never enough rattle
snakes to supply the demand, and
they can always be sold at a good
price. Almost any big snake dealer
will contract for all the snakes one
When Bill goes into a den of rat
tinakm he's dressed in a suit of
heavy leather over a suit of cordu
roy. In his feet he wears felt boots
drawn over a pair of ordinary heavy
boots. 'Two pairs of thick gloves, a
fur cap and with a cape which coi
ers . his shoulders and breast and
protects his entire face, and a pair
of goggles for the eyes complete his -
armor. Dressed in this manner,'he
may with impunity step right- into
a bunch of rattlesnakes, confident
.that not a single fang can reach him.
-At such times he carries a live-foot
:forked stick with a wire nose at
.tachment. With this fork -he pins a
snake to the floor, 'and the Moose,
which slips over the reptile's head,
chokes it into slabmission. The. snake
fs then transferred to a basket and
later to a specially constructe;d wag
on, which he keeps near.- When the
day's catch is finished and the wa
gon driven to a safer place the
snakes are defanged.-Chicago Rec
ARE MEN GRAFTERS BY BIRTH.-- -
Or Are They Dishonest by Circum
stance and Environment
Are men -liars, thieves, swindlers
and grafters by birth, or by circum
stance and environment? .Still fur
ther-are all men born dishonest, so
that honest ones are simply those
that have had the taste for swindling
trained out of them? An editorial
writer in American Medicine looking
at it from a scientific standpoint con
cludes that the whole problem is yet
unsolved. He denies that the rais
ing of such a qunestion implies' p4s-- ~
s,mism, or as an evidence of dislion
est tendencies. More than one think
ing man, he says, who is brought In
close contact with other men and
their affairs, will occasionally ask
-himself, "what Is honesty.'' He goes
"Is it education ajid training, or
is .it a product of civilization~ that a
man has evolved for the- protection .
or nimself and his belongings? Let
those answer who can. The whole
matter is relative, for the values are
es variabla as people. Standards
are constanti)r changing.- and the
honest deeds -of yesterday may be
the dishonest 4.cts of tomorrow. No
better illustra' on could be brought
forward than t .e sober statement of
an honorable gentleman concerning
the recent grave scandals at Albany,
He never denied the giving and tak
ing of bribes to kill legislative bils,
but simply said 'it was the custom at
that time, and nobody looked at it
as we do nowadays.
Charles T. Jeffery who, for 16 years,
was a partner with his father, the
late Thomas B. Jeffery in the firm of
Thomas B. Jeffery & Co., now assumes
complete control of the manufacture
and sale of Rambler automobiles.
Mr. Jeffery is widely known in the
trade, having contributed much to
the development of the automobile In
dustry since its inception.
It Is announced that the business
of Thomas ~B. Jeffery & Company will
continued without change in policy.