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31EETING CITY COUNCIL.
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from Friend to lot of C. J. Purcell for
$100 was submitted and the $100 or
Mr. M. L. Spearman, chairman of
the board of commissioners of public
works, stated that the commissioners
had nothing to hide from the public
or the city council and that the books.
.and accounts of the commissioners
were open for the inspection of the
city council or any citizen of the town
who desired to see them.
He further said that if there was
any objection to the commissioners
receiving water and lights free in ac
cordance with a resolution of city
council passed about 1901, that if the
council rescinded that action the com
:missioners would pay for the water
Reference was made in the report
of a previous session of city council
of a deed to the city from the South
ern railway in regard to the sewer
pipes which run under the railway.
By the terms of this deed the rail
road is held blameless for any dam
.age to persons or property on account
of sewer pipes or electric wires and
the city is required to move either
wires or sewer pipes if the railroad
should so require. The deed was re
ceived as information.
The report of the chief of police for
. the month of April was then submtt
ted as follows:
Report Chief Police.
To the Honorable Town Council of
Newberry, South Carolina:
I beg to submit the following re
.Port as to the work of the police dp
Tartment for the month of April, 191(1
Total- number f arrests made, six
ty-two, the number by the various
members of the force being as fol
J. M. Adams, thirteen; R. H. Frank
lin, six; W. V. Lyles, ten; R. P.
Franklin, one; T. P. Adams, eight; T.
H. Chappell, eleven; M. C. Craft, sev
en, and C. W. Bishop, six.
The quarters are in excellent con
-dition. The health of the members
of the force is good.
We have experienced some, difficul
ty in making collections of street
duty and the dog tax, and one officer
is still engaged in this service. I rec
cmmend that you fix a final limit for
the payment of these dues, so that we
may get through with the same.
C. W. Bishop,
Chief of Police.
'e ago city council passed1
tion to rent the Coppock1
a park provided the whole1
is year and next year would
ed $400. In regard to this
the following proposition was1
ted by Mr. E. M. Evans: - 1]
' May 3, 1910.
e Mayor and Aldermen of the
own of Newberry, S. C.
ear Sirs: I hereby offer to renj.
d let to you, for the purposes of a
ublic park, the grove on the Coppock J
lace in the town of Newberry, S. C,1
ronting on Nance street, by which it
bounded, and being otherwise
ounded by Cornelia street, land of
.F. Baxter, and perhaps otherwise,
th the understanding that the
elling and other houses thereon
tuate are not to be included, and
so excluding a spade within seven
y-five yards of the dwelling house,
or the remainder of the year 1910,
d all of the year 1911, at a total
rental of $200, payable as follows: On<
Lay 15, 1910, $100; on January 1,4
911. $50.00; on November 1, 1911, 1
0.00. The town of Newberry is not
have the right to cut or destroy 1
y trees on' said place, and to be
sponsible to me, or the owners for
e done to the trees and
said property. I
n acceptance . of this<
propo tached hereto is to be
-eemed tract between us as to
the matter ted.
Respe fully submitted,'
E. M. Evans,
Agent for Mrs. E. S. Coppock.
rs. E. M. Evans and Mrs. William1
Alderman Baxter moved that a com
mittee of three be appointed to go
wit.h Mr. Evans to the proposed park':
nd have a definite understanding as 1
o what trees he would permit cut I
ut and if the committee could agree
vith Mr. Evans as to these details the
proposition would be accepted. The
committee is to go over the grounds
.and see just how much of the shrub
bery e"d small growth it will be nec
essary 'c cut in order to make th+
grounds suitable for park purposes
and to ascertain how- far the council
would be held responsible to dam
age to ti les.
Alderman Baxter stated that he hadI
gone over the ground with Superin- -
tendent Schumpert and had measured
it up t# ascertain the approximate 1
cost. It was thought that by install
ing fifty lights that the park could be
suitably lighted and this could be
done at a cost of $100. The commis
sioners of public works would furnish
the material at cost and the current
for the lights free. Mr. Baxter esti
mated that inasmuch as the city coun
cil had agreed to rent for two years
provided the cost would not exceed
$400, that it could be done within that
Alderman Baxter said also that the
city might sell the exclusive right
to someone who could furnish cold
drinks on the grounds and that a
number of merchants had offered to
Mayor Blease appointed the follow
ing committee: Aldermen Baxtei",'
Cannon and Evans, and it was sug
gested that all of the council go if
it were possible for them to get off.
Mayor Blease stated that a young
man had requested him to ask council
if it would grant a license for six
months to open a box ball alley in
Newberry. It was the opinion of
council that it would not be wise to
issue licenses for less than the year
Mayor Blease stated that it had
been called to his attention that it
would probably be a good move if city
council would take some action re
uesting the Federal government to
relocate the postoffice and endeavor
to get some more suitable place, espe
cially since it had been impossible to
secure the widening of College street
Erom Main to Friend. He stated that
Copelani Brothers refused to sell
nore than one foot and for not less
than one thousand dollars. Alderman
Baxter stated that it was out of the
iuestion to widen this street. Council
lid not think that it would be wise to
institute condemnation proceedings.
Alderman Lominick was appointed a
:ommittee of one to take up with the
:hamber of commerce the matter of
the relocation of the postoffice.
Alderman Baxter introduced an or
linance in regard to the storing and
ieeping- of intoxicating liquors which
rdinance is printed elsewhere. In
presenting the ordinance and moving
.ts ratification Alderman Baxter sad
hat he had had the ordinance drawn
md. he- had endeavored to make It
>over what-was desired for the town
Ee said that he had had- it put into
is: teeth' as often as he wanted it,
:hat the majority of the council- was
n favor of clubs and he wanted to
>ut the council 'on record, and he was
jot in favor of clubs and he did niot
iesire to be held responsible for th air
msntence without an effort to pul
;hemi out of business. The vote on
he adoption of the ordinance was
inanimous with the exception of Ald
irman Lominick, who declined to vote.
[ was suggested by several members
hat the point desired to be co verea.
>y Alderman Baxter was not met in
Alderman Baxter then said that he
would move that the license ordinance
>e amended and that each person who
cept a locker in his club be charged
Slicense of $5,000, but he did not
ress this motion as it was suggested
hat it would then permit persons to
A request from Smith and Ander
on, who at the beginning of the year
~ecured a license to deal in horses
nd mules and who were in business
or only one month, to refund a part
>f the license, was submitted by
dayor Blease. It was stated that
hese gentlemen came here with a
rew to making this their permanent
esidence, but after one month cir
:umstances required their removal to.
Thappells. Alderman Baxter said
hat he was opposed to refunding any
noney. Mayor Blease said that he
hought it would be right to give part
f this back under the circumstances.
lderman Cannon said that the case
vas a little different to anything they
lad ever had and it looked 'hard un
ier the circumstances not to refund a
art of it.. Mayor Blease moved to
-efund one-half. The vote stood:
Aye-Mayor Blease, Alderman Can
Nay-Aldermen Baxter, Lominick
Alderman Evans did not vote. Coun
il refused to refund.
Alderman Baxter moved that Alder-!
nan Cannon, as chairman of the!
inance committee, be authorized to
>orrow $5,000, and to pledge the tax
or this year to pay the same and the
'esoution was -unanimously adopted.
In regard to the matter of free
water and lights, Mayor Blease offer
id the following resolution which was
Resolved, That it is the sense of
:his town council that any person or~
ersons using' water and lights or
vater or lights, furnished by the com
nissioners of public works of New
erry, South Carolina, should pay for
he same whether it be furnished to
fficials or others, any resolution of
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ver Drafts 1,400.46
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Mayor Blease said that the State
aw was as plain as the English lan
uage could be written that the comn
issioners of public works should
rve without compensation and that
>uncil had just as much right to
y that the commissioners or . mem
ers of council should be exempt
om paying their city tax as to say
hat they should have free water and
ghts. The motion was seconded by
Alderman Baxter said that taking
e matter up on the spur of the mo
ment he was going to vote for the
solution and that he was sorry that
Mr. Spearman was not present so
tat he might hear what he was go
g to say as in part his reason for
ovoting. Mr. Baxter said that some
ime ago a merchant of the city had
said to him that he had been to Mr.
chumpert to ask why the s.reets
were not sprinkled and that Mr.
chupert had stated that the rea
so was the scarcity of water and
that very day he had passed by Com
missioner Spearman's residence and
tat his yard sprinkler was running
l day long.
Mr. Baxter thought that the comn
nssioners were rather abusing th6
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Dividends unpaid 115-00o
Cashier's Checks 195.78
Total $214,938 94
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that they ought to be pu't on a meter
and made to pay for the water and
lights. The resoluticn 'was, as stated,
Alderman Rodelsperger suggested
that the market should be screened,
and on motion of Alderman Baxter
the chairman on theZ committee of
market was authorized to have the
market properly screened provided
the cost did not exceed $21.00.
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