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VOLUME XLIX, NUMBER 9. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLIl\A, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27,1911.
SOUTHERN POWER CO
ENGINEER MILLMORE PRESENTS
Council Appoints Committee to Inves.
tigate Matter and Report on
City council on Tuesday night, after
hearing Mr. Albert Millmore, of Char
lotte, cngineer of the mill power de
partmiEnt of the Southern Power com
pany, who came before council seek
ing a franchise for his company, and
after hearing an opinion from City At
torney Eugene S. Blease which was
requested by council, appointed a com
mittee to look into and investigate the
matter thoroughly and to report to a
meeting of council to be held on Tues
day night, February 7. This commit
tee is composed of Mayor J. J. Lang
ford and Aldermen Jno. W. Earhardt
and Clarence T. Summer. The city at
tornery did not express himself as op
posed to the franchise, but in so im
portant a matter his advice was that
council should thoroughly understand
the matter before going into a contract
which would be binding upon the town
for sixty years.
Material for Sub.Station Here.
The Southern Power company has
the material here for erecting its sub
station, and if the franchise is gran-ted
will immediately select a site and be
gin the work of construction. The
company has contracts to furnish
power for the Mollohon mill, the Oak
land mill-now in process of construc
tion, and for the new addition to the
Newberry mills. Mr. Millmore stated
to a representative of The Herald and
News that the -line had been built this
-way as far as Mt. Tabor, between Un
ion and Whitmire, and it was hoped
it would reach Newberry by April 1.
T _Mill Presidents Present.
The three presidents of the mills in
Newbe.rry, Messrs. Wright, Summer
and Hunt, also appeared before coun
cil urging the granting of the- fran
Power Company's RepresentatiTe.
*The franchise proposed by the
'Southern Power company, and which
-was asked of ' council on Tuesday
night, is published in full herewith.
Mr. Millmore stated to councia that it
was not thle policy of -the company to
pay for fra,nChiSe In the~ ens'. it d
jsired to enter, .because the conipany
'wanted to feiel that it was welcome,
-and because the company felt that its
entrance into a town could not but
greatly aid in the material upbuilding
of that town. He said he was very
ran'ious to hate council act at once
-upon the matter, if it could. Hie- did
-not want council to ref use to grant the
franchise, however, asking if council
should view it unfavorably that he be
*allowed to withdraw it. He said the
company would not desire the pro
posed franchise changed in any ma
terial particular. The Southern Pow
er company, he said, was very anxious
to come into Newberry, but did not
feel that it ought to pay for the'privil
ege, and would not do so.
Mr. Millmore said that it was not
the intention of his company to comn
pete with the city lighting plant.
Statemient by City Attorney BlIease.
'Gi'fy Attorney Blease was requested
;y council to express his vIew of the
matter. He stated that the proposed
franchise had only been i.n his hands
for a few hours. He said that person
ally he had no objection to the South
ern Power company coming here, and
that if the least adrz:anta was to be
derived by the town he~ w~amred them
here. Burt this was a veryv imortant
matter. The Southern Power comnpany
'was a very large corp~oration, and it
was asking the town Louncil of New
berry to grant it rights which belong
ed to the people of Newbeh.'rry. He said
that if any menmber of c-ounicil was ask
ed to sign a contract binding himself
individually for sixty yers he would
hesitate conside'rably and study the
matter very thoroughly before he
'would enter into such a contract. and
it was pro~per for council, represent
ing the p..?ople of the town, to give it
more thought than they would if it
'was a matter affecting them indivi
dually only. if this f'ranchise was
granted and accepted, in all probabil
ity there would be no chanrce for full
sixty years for council to change it
MAGISTRATE J. C. SAMPLE;
CONSTABLE C. G. BLEASE
New Magistrate Commissioned-Con
stable Blease Reappointed-His
Magistrate J. C. Sample received
his commission from Governor Blease
on Tuesday night as magistrate for
townships Nos. 1 and 8, .an,d assumed
the duties of the position on Wednes
day morning. He succeeds Magistrate
Jno. Henry Chappell. He ,has ap
pointed Mr. Oannon G. Blease as his
Magistrate Sample is a young man
of sterling qualities, and he goes into
the responsible office with the best
wishes of the entire community for his
success. All who know him know that
-his aim will be to dispose of the busi
ness which comes before him fairly
and impartiailly, with the sole aim of
doing justice to all alike.
Constable C. G. Blease.
Mr. Blease, his constable, has dur
ing many years of service made a fine
reputation as a peace officer, and well
merits his reappointment as constable.
Mr. Blease has been connected with
the magistrate's office in Newberry as
constable and as magistrate for ten
years. He was appointed constable by
Magistrate Chappell in 1901, when he
was seventeen years of age. At this
very early age he immediately proved
his fitpess for' the position. After
serving' four years as constable he
was commissioned magistrate on Felb
ruary 1, 1905, upon the retiremet of
Magistrate Chappell from the position.
Later Magistrate Chappell was his
constable. He served as magistrOate
for four years, when he voluntarily
retired, and Magistrate Chappell was
again made magistrate, and Mr. Blease
was appointed his constable.
Altogether when Magistrate Chap
pell retired on Wednesday morning,
he and Mr. Blease had served together
in .the office in one capacity or the
other for the past ten years. Magis
trate Chappell remarked on Wednes
day morning that during the whole of
that time there had not been the
slightest friction between then. "I
tried to do my duty," said Magistrate
Chappell, "and Mr. Blease has tried to
do his, and I knokv that he has done
it. I do not believe there is a bettler
peace officer to be found anywhere, as
his record will prove."
Co,nstable Blease. it is recalled, as
an instance of his efficiency, several
-eti ag, Wvile ie vwas mnagistrate,
haandled la grav6 situationi with great
effectinin1ss, It fras <iuring the P0
maria "riot," wh6'ii ths negroes niade
disorderly by liquor, were disposed to
take possession of the comtiitiiity,
bringing about a condition of affairs
as a result of which .ladies expressed
~themselvyes as afraid to leave their
doorsteps. Warrants were sworn ou-t
before Magistrate Blease, and h!e went
to Pomaria and caused the arrest of
the offending negroes, most of whom
later pleaded guilty and were punish
ed. Thre situation was handled quietly
but very thoroughly.
During the recent feeling at Lititle
Mountin, which resulted in a lynch
ig for the terrible cime which had
been committed -by a negro, Constable
Blease reached the scene in thi.rty-six
minutes after he received news of the
affair. Any mimber of officers, how
ver, could not have prevented that
On many ot.he- occasions when cool
ness and quick and effective work
were required. Mr. Blease has proved
Magistrate Sample stated that in 'ap
pointing his cos:table he did so with
out regard to political affiliations or
ay ort er consideratiol excTpt merit.
le said h(e wanted a constable who
did not mind wvork and whom he could
always depend upon to (do his duty,
and that he knew from Mr. Biease's
past record tha:t he was such a man.
The firs.t case to be brought before
Magistrate Sample was that against:
John Kelly. colored, arrested by Con-;
stable Bleam on the charge of vag
rancy. Kelly was sentenced to pay a
fine of $100 or to se'rve thirty days, and
be chose the (lays.
I Quick Work.
Mr. Tm Sanders reported to Police
man Jno. M. Adams yestjerda y morning
th theft of three chickens the night
before. In an hour's time Mr. Adams
ad recoveredl the chickens and had
airres-tcd the thief. This was quick
NOT MANY MEASURES
OF GENERAL INTEREST
HOUSE POSTPONES CONSIDERA
TION OF 30-DAY SESSION.
Wants to Give Dispe'isary Money to
Schools-For Tax Commission.
Many Bills i1led.
Columbia, Jan. 26. -When the sen
ate resolution for a 30-day session
came over to the house, Mr. Dixon, of
Fairfield, said it was only a "bluff,"
and Mr. Beamguard suggested that
debate on the resolution be adjourned
until February 1, which was agreed to.
The house, however, next day adopt
ed and clinched a resolution that no
new bills, except through committees,
be introduced after January 30. This
will be most important if adhered to
and committees do not allow any bill
to be offered through this medium. The
adoption of thle resolution stopping the
introduction'of new bills after the 30th
:instant, indicates a dasire for a 30-day
It seems a hard matter, however,
for any legislature to malve. up its mind
to wind up ip- less than the customary
Most of the measures which have
been engaging the attention of the
legislators, have been of local nature.
Kibler BiLI Killed.
Mr. Kibler's bil-l to increase the term
of office of auditors and treasurer to
four years was killed by counties
wanting to be iexempted from its pro
visions. Mr. Kibler argued that this
would tend to an inorease of efficiency
and that his sole purpose was to in
crease the capacity of these particular
county officials, who he thought should
.be kept out of politics as much as pos
The -house, by a vote of 42 to 48, re
fused to kill the bill.
Then came exlemptions of counties
that wanted two-year terms for their
auditors and treasurers.
Mr. Dixon, after a dozen counties
had asked to be allowed to be excus
ed from the terms of the bill, moved
to continue the bi1, 'and thereby kill
'it. The housle, on a second yea and
nay vote, continued the bill until next
session by a vote of 49 to 40.
Selling Under Chattel ortgages.
Much debate was indulged in by the
senate on Senator Marf bill 'tore
.-iren thie sel4ing of property under
chattel mortgage during the months
>f Majrch, April, May, June, July and
August of ang gerl *thout t4 Writ
ten consent of the l liiae'1 ho
b'il was reported with a divided re
port from the judiciary, the 'minority
being unfavorable, and came up as a.
scnd reading ili.
The 'bill was ,finally indefi'nitelW
postponed by a vote of 20 to 13.
Liquor M[oney to Schools.
The house has passed Mr. Steven
son's bill providing that the funds
now on hand from the winding u'p of
the State dsipens'ary be distributed, on
or before July 1, 1911, amongst the
common schools of the State, thve
amount to 'be apportioned amongst the
counties according to the enrolment
for 1910, and that the comptroller gen
eral, the superintendent of education
and thve State treasurer shall make up
said apportionment amongst the coun
'ties, and in accordance with .the same
the money shall be remitted the coun
ty treasurers of the respective counties
to the credit of the2 general school
f'und of the counties. The act provides
that the said fund shall be apportion'od
amongst the public schools of the re
spective counties by the county boardis
The bill as passed ca,rried an
amendment by Mr. Dianiel that before
the apportionment is made the sum of
$20,000 be set aside to be disbursed
'as provided in the Act of 1910 appro
priating $20,000 to encourage and aid
in the conist.ructionl of adequate puhlic
school buildings in the respective
counties of the State, and that $60,000
be set aside to carry out t.he Act of
1910 appropriating $60,000 annually
for increasing the average length of
th free school -term in this State.
Osborne Bill 'Killedi.
The Osborne bill to discounten-ance?
and d iscouirage appeals in criminal
cases was killed by the house on Tues
day. It was urged by the advocates
of the bill that appeals without merit,
and intended only for delay not only
blocked justice in the (ases whichl
appellate court that appeals with mer
it were necessarily held up. After
considerable debate the bill was put
to sleep on a motion to table, carried
by a vote of 62 to 48.
For Tax Commission.
Senator Carlisle has introduced a
bill providing for a permaIent tax
commission! for this State.
The bi.l provides that ,at a salary
of $2,500 each, three tax commission
ers shall be appointed by the governor,
with the approval and consenit of the
senate, and these with the comptroller
general shall constitute a tax commis
sion to have general supervision of the
tax proposition in this State. The en
tire time of the three appointive mem
bers shall be devoted to the tax ques
tion; they shall look over the situa
tion and make suitable recommenda
tions and do the work of thie now State
board of assessors and the State board
of equalization. The commissioners
are to be paid also actual traveling
expenses, and one of theni shall an
nually visit every county in the State
at least once, so that the tax situation
th,toughout the State may be under
Qtood by the board. The work, in ad
dition to general supervision, shall
consist of keeping tab on the local
boards of assessors and giving them
information and aid.
In the tax bill it is provided that two
commissioners shall go out of office
December 31, 1915, and one December
31, 1917, and each succeeding commis
sioner to be named for six years.
Favor Direct Vote.
The senate on Tuesday adopted the
house resolution stating that it is the
desire of the South Carolina general
assemba-y that the constitution be
amendied so that the United States
senators may be elected by direct vote.
About Buying Liquor.
To make it unlawful to procure for
another intoxicating liquors or bever
ages, except from a source permitted
b-y law or in the enforcement of the
law, is the gist of a bill introduced in
the senate by Senator Clifton, of
Sumter. Imprisonment for not ovieT
I thirty days or a fine of $100 is pro
For Judges' Expenses.
Senator Clifton, of Sumter, has a
bill to allow the circuit judges $500 a
year for travelling expe'nses.
Going to Cedar Springs in 1912.
An -Invitation was considerted by the
house from the Deaf, Dumb and Blind
institute, Jansuary 19, 1912, or Fetb
ruary 8, of this ,year.
After opposiition on various grounds,
among them that the invitation looked
tog far ahead, the 'house .then adoptd,
M'r, Bown's suggestion that the fli
tatbn biue'~ce'pted to visit the institute
for the Deaf and Bmind, January, 1912.
Miss McClintock to Legislature.
Miss Eu'phenmia McClintock, presi
dent of the College for women, Co
lumbia, was on of eight educators to
ddress the general assem~bly Tues-!
dy .evening, on the general schoolI
law prdposed by the educational COi
missio-=an'd the fact is significant for
it is siad that no woman had ever be-I
fore appea'red dn 'the rostrum before
the South Carolina legislature. Wo
mn had spoken at committee hear-I
igs, but Miss McClintock is said to
have been the first of her sex to face
the whole body.
At the close of the hearing the geni
eral assembly, on 'motion of Mr. Kib
ir, ga.ve to the speakers, "especially
Miss McClintock." its hearty thanks
fr the addre;sses delivered.
More Railroad Bills.
Senator Wharton has introduced
three railroad bills. One emnpowers
the conmmission to requiro railroad
trains to stcp at junVctionl p)oints in
the -diser 'ion of the commission. An
oher would give the commissiOn au
thority to regulate the checking of
baggage. A third would amiend the
Coe of 1902, so as to require the coro-I
nrs and magistrate s to tile a copy of
the evidence and proceedings of in
quests held over deaths from r'ailron.d
For W.orking Wlomen.
Snator Weston introduced a bill
making it unlawful to employ women
in Mercantile establishments to work!
or more than sixty hours per week
and for more than twielve hours in
any one day, nor later than 10 o'clock
The fine is $1(0 to $40 for each of
fence or imprisonmifen't tronm teni to
Obeted to Iminmediate (Consideration..
Senator Clifton. of Sumter. oh'j;wt '
Great Are Vat
In the Ex4
Every Day Can't Be Doul
Something Fine and N
Prize Comes S
Time For h
What did you say girls?. Did I un
derstand you to say it would be grand
to have everyday for double vote day?
Yes, it would be nice, but you know the
old saying, "Variety is the spice of
life," so let's have plenty of variety in
our kontest. What say you to a vm
riety offer? I think a dandy idea, and
a most interesting one. Here we are
with decidedly new offers, read them
over thoroughly, then get busy:
For every five five-ye'ar subscrip
tions secured between this issue and
T-hursday, February 2 (by noon) will
give you fifteien thousand extra votes
to each subscription. Now this is an
easy thing to do. Your friends are
standing by waiting to do big things to
help you. Call upon them, thereby
giving them the very opportunity they
have been looking for.
With every new two-year subscrip
tion you will receive two thousand ad
ditional votes. These two-year sub
sriptions can be gotten by the dozens,
as most our readers subscribe for two
years at a time.
The third offer is our exoeptional
one, and is sure to bring big results.
You can't afford to overlook. 'No. 3 is
the chanc' of your lifetime. Ten-year
subscriptions secures 25,000 extra
votes, with every subscri'ption.
Miss Ellen Werts jumped from sec
ond to first place since last Tuesday
and she feels perfectly at home, hav
ing held first place before. Mrs. Dom
inick and Miss Annie Koon are nip and
resolution passed in the house
night providing for the carrying out of
Governor Blease's recommendation
that the dispensary commission et al
be investigated, so the matter went
over for considieraition.
Senator Sullivan introduced the re
solution providing for the -naming of
three nmcibers from each branich of
the general assembly to se on the
New Jus~tice Paovided Jfor,
The house passed tlhe bili ratifying
the constitutional amendment provid
ing for the .fifth a.ssodiajte justice. It
required a yea and nay vote, which re
sulted 92 to 21, an thie senate and
hous'e thereby confirm aiid ratify the
The resolution must now be approv
ed by Governor Blease.
The F'ultz Liquor BIlL
A bill introduced by Mr. Ful'tz pro
ides for county elections, upon petiti
tion of one-third of the qua.lified elec
tors, upon dispensary, prohibition or
license. If license is voted the license
fee to be fixed by board of county comn
missioners, and ini addition, in incor
porated cities and towns, such further
license as may be fixed by counci'l.
In incorporated cities and towns not
more than one license to be issued for
every 2,300 population, but if popula
tion be less than 2,500 one lic,ense may
be issued. Outside of 'towvns no li
ense to -be issued to sell within five
miles of next nearest place. No liquor~
to be sold in less than half pints or
more than five gallons. and none to'
any minor or habitual drunkard or
person noticeably under influence of'
liquor. No sale to be made between
undown and sunrise or on Sundays,
legal holidays or election days. Pen
lty for violation imprisonment not
less thani six months nor more than
two years, license revoked and forever
debarred from being licensed.
R. E. COPES [S .JrDGE.
lrageburg Lawyer JudIge of First
Circuit-Other Electionis by Le'g
The general assembly on Wednes- K
lay elected R. E. Copes, of Orange-<
burg, sto succeed the late Judge<
charles G. Dantzler as judge of the (
first circuit. The other candidates
ee m ur-4m- P. T. Hild ebrand. c.f -
le Vote Day, But Here Is
!w-Summer & Hipp's
on-Now is the
tuck for second place, but Ms. DOm
linick gets second, she has a few more
thousand votes this week. JuSt look
at the speed Mim Julia Smith is mr
ing. Three cheers for you, Miss
Julia. Keep on jumping and you will
be with thlet leaders soon.
Summer & HipP's Prize to be Claim.
Just five more days in which to get
votes for the splendid prize, tt Reed
rooker, offerved by Summer & Hipp, the
furniture dealers of Newberry. This
prize has created no end of interest
among konitiestants and their friend.&
Every one is anxious to know who
the winner will be. Take warning,
lose no time, and you can win it.
Standing of Kentestants.
Prosperity, S. C.
Miss E1len Werts.. .. .... ..594,540
Pomarla, S.. C.
Miss Annie Koon........ ..579,880
Einards, S. C.
Mrs. J. A. Dominick.. ......584,740
ChappeUls, S. C.
Miss Julia Smith..... ......346,330
Newberry, I. F. D. No. 2.
Miss Joe Caldwell....'.. ...113,710
Whltmfre, S. C.
Miss Kate Hargrove.. ......68.330
Newberry, S. C.
Miss Annie Laurie Lominack.. 52050
Miss Lossie May Boozer.......9,5W
Mrs. Geo. Alexander.... .. .. 5,3"
Miss Eula Darby.. .. .. .... 1,0
Miss Annie Bouknight.......1,0W
Miss Eunice Abrams.. ......7,000
Miss Amelia Klettner.. .. .. 1,0W
Reed, ot St. George, and Octavus Co
hen, of Charleston.
Mr. A. J. Bethea, who was private
secretary to Gov. Ansel, was elected
code comiminier ito succeed Mir. Wil
liam Elliott, who did ~not ask reelc
Capt. D. J. Griffith was reelecbe4
sperintendent of 'the penitetiary .nd.
greetars A. lK. landera, Jesper M.
smith and , G. MQbley were re-ele*t
Dr. T. A. Orawfor<4, of Rock EI
was elected trustee of Winthrop to
succeed A. Markoley Lee,. of Charles
ton, deceased. E. T. Hughes, of Mar
ion, was eleicted trustee of Clemson
to succeed Jesse H. Hardin, of Ches
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Mrs. W. G. Houseal entertained the
Jadies' Aid society of the Lutheran
church Tuesday afiternoon at 4 o'clock.
At this meeting the new officers for the
rear appointed their various commit
tees, after which ref,reshmenrts wer'e
er ved. The new officers for the year
are: Mrs. John Houseal, president;
Mrs. J. B. Fox, vice-president; Miss
sonI Long, secretary, and Mrs. Julius
The Fortni.ghtly club had a most in
structive and entertaining meeting this
week with Mrs. JT. E. Norwood. While
lrs. Holbrooke read from one of Stod
ard's leetures thes menmbers sewed on
fancy artic'les. Then an hour was
~pent in the discussion of current
3vents, after which a course luncheon
was served. Those present were: Mes
lames S. B. Jones, Jas. McIntosh, Hlol
rooke, Ed. Jones, W. H. CarwHle,
T. Henry Harms, W. G. Houseal, W. H.
Junt. 0. B. Mayer, J. Y. McFall, Jno.
i. Kinard, J. B. Fox, Claude Boyd, of
spartanburg, and W. C. Schenck.
The Woman's club met with Mrs.
. D. Wright Thursday afternoon, and
fter 'the transaction of business, car
ied out the following program: Roll
,all. Responses--An item a'bout en~
ent Greece. Lessoni Review-Mrs.
'. H. Cain non. Discu-sion: Grecian
trhi tec-tu r . Papier, Greec an Gamres
-Mrs. 0. B. Oannion. Among -the