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SOUTIIERN POWER CO.
(Continued from page one).
in the most minor particular. Council
*ught also to take into consideration
the fact, he said, that we had a light
ing plant here of our own. He stress
*d the fact that in his opinion a maxi
mum rate which the company could
*harge for power should be fixed, and
also called attention to the fact that,
although it was stated by the com
pany's representative that it was not
the purpose of the company to com
pete with the city lighting plant, that
under the franchise which was pro
posed it could stell power to some
other corporation or persons who
could compete with the city plant.
There ought to be a provision in the
franchise, he thought, stating definite
ly that the Southern Power company
would be subject to license to be fix
ed yearly by the council, so there
could be no questior. hereafter as to
the authority to fix such a license.
He further suggested to council that
-before granting the franchise it ought
to inquire into the company's method
of doing business in the towr.s which
have granted franchises, and ought to
investigate the franchises oLI other
towns and see if the franchise propos
ed here was as favorable to the town
as that accepted from other towns.
Council also ought to inquire, he sug
gested, into the reasons actuating the
city of Columbia in refusing to grant a
simi,lar franchise, anid if it was true
that some of the towns which had al
lowed the Southern Power company to
come in were dissatisfied, as he had
understood they were, and if so what
was the cause therefor.
Mr. Blease said the power company
had proposed a contract with the city
for five years only, and yet wanted a
franchise for the town for sixty years.
At the end of five years, he said, the
company could refuse to renew the
contract which it proposed with the
Mr. Millmore stated that he would
make this- proposed contract ten years,
if it was diesired.
City Attorney Blease concluded by
recommending to council that it ap
point a committee to examine careful
ly into the matter and to report back
to council if it was advisaSble to a.llow
the Southern Power company to 'enter
here at all, and if so if the terms of
the franchise proposed were feasible.
The franchise'shad been drawn by the
Southern Power company, he said, to
protect the company, of course, by at
torneys thoroughly familiar with mat
ters of that kind, and he thought it
would be wrong for council in a few
hours to adopt an ordinance for a
large corporation, drawn especially
for its interests.
Alderman Summer favored protect
ing the city in the matter of competi
tion, but seemed very favorably dis
posed towards the franchise.
To Investigate )Iatter.
Alderman Jno. W. Earhardt moved
that a committee consisting of the
mayor and two aldermen be appoint
ed to consider .the matter with the
town attorn'ey and to report to coun
cil at a meeting to be held two weeks
The motion was adopted, the vote
being as follows:
Aye-Aldermen Earhardt, Lomin
ack, Rodlelsperger, (Gone.
The mayor being named as a n'em
ber of the committee by thie motion, he
appointed Aldermen Earhardt and
.Sumtmer as the two other members.
An ordin-ance and rssolution grant
2ing permission unto the Southern
Power company to construct and
maintain its lines for the transmission
of electricity along, over and under
the highways of the town of Newberry,
county of Newberry, State of South
Carolina. and to construct and carry
on within said town of Newberry the
business authorized by and under the
terms'of the charter of said Southern
Secti on 1. e it ordained and resolv
ad by the may;or and the board of ald
&rmn of th town of Ne2wberry, in
the cos: of Ne wberry, State of South
Carolna tha assent and permission
he, and Ih sm i hby given and
g1ranto : ) in. I: Southern1 Powxer
company, ivs suceor, lessces and
a.ssign:s, to ay,~ plat. extenLd, con-~
and remove iv lines, poles, wires, ap
uli]anles. condu~ctors, fixtures and oth
er appurenace for the conducting,
conveying and the transmission of
power by electricity upon, along, over
and under any and all highways,
roads. streets, avenues, sidewalks, al
leys, lanes, bridges and other pmuli
places within and near the town of
Newberry, and to do all necessary acts
for the purpose: and assent and per
mission is hereby given and granted
unto said Southern Power company to
conduct, carry on, transact and do
within and near said town of New
berry any and all business, and ex
ercise a righ:.s and privileges which
der and by the terms of its charter, 0t
otherwise, is authorized, empowered or
permitted to conduct, carry on, exer
cise, do or transact, including among
other powers, privileges and rights,
the right, power and privilege to use,
lease, sell, convey and transmit powei
by elecricity for manufacturing, light
ing. heating, motive power or othei
purpose or purposes.
Sec. 2. All poles used by said
Southern Power company shall bE
erected under the supervision and di
rection of the committee on streets o:
said town of Newberry, and all high.
ways, roads, streets, sidewalks, ave
nues, lanes; alleys, bridges and otheI
public places that may be disturbed o
damaged in the construction or main
tenance of said lines, poles, wires an
other appliances, shall be promptly re
placed and repaired by said Southerr
Power company, at its own expense
and to the satisfaction of said commit
tee on streets, and all poles shall b(
substantial and symmetrical and S(
located as not to interfere with th(
public use of said highways, roads
streets, sidewalks, avenues, lanes, al
leys, bridges or other public .places, 0
to endanger the property or persol
of the citizens of said town. And it
case Scuthern Power company shal
fail to so replacre or repair said high
ways, roads, streets, avenues, side
walks, alleys, lanes, bridges or othel
public places within ten days aftei
written notice so to do from the chair
man of said committee on streets, th(
same may be replaced or repaired bi
the proper authorities of said town
and the said Southern Power company
in the event thereof, shall faithfull
pay to said committee on streets o
said town the costs of such replacing
or 'repairing, and pay, in additiol
thereto, the sum of five dollars ($5.00'
for each and every place so replacei
or repaired, by way of a penalty fol
Sec. 3. Said Southern Power com
pany shall be subject to the ordinance
of said town, relative to the use 0
such highways, roads, streets, lanes
avenues, sidewalks, alleys, bridges o:
other public places.
Sec. 4. Said Southern Power com
pany shall hold said town free an
harmless from all damages or claim
arising by reason of the negligent con
struction or maintenance .of said lin.ee
poles, wires, appliances, fixtures an'
Sec. 5. This ordinance and the right
and privileges herein granted shall re
main and continue in effect for th
term of sixty years (60) from the dat
ISec. 6. This ordinance is passed an
the foregoing rights and privilege
are herein granted upon the distinc
understanding that the said Souther3
Power company, its successors and as
signs, shall not sell to any one indivi
dual or corporation electric power il
an amount kss 'than one hundrea
Don.e, resolved and ratified in boar,
and council, under the corporate sea
of said town of Newberry this
day of , 1911.
Town of Newberry.
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ASSESSNENT OF PERSONAL PROP
ERTY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1911.
I, or an authorized agent, will be I
at the following places named below
for the purpose of taking returns of
personal property for fiscal year 1911:
Newberry, January 1 to 10, inclu
Kinards, Wednesday, Jan. 11
Whitmire, Thursday and Friday,
January 12 and 13.
Jolly Street, Monday, Jan. 16.
Pomaria, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Walton, Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Glymphville, Thursday, Jan. 19.
Mayinton, Friday, Jan. 20.
Prosperity, Monday and Tuesday,
Jan. 23 and 24.
Little Mountain, Wednesday, Jan.
O'Neall, Thursday, Jan. 26.
St. Lukes, Friday, Jan. 27.
Longshores, Monday, Jan. 30.
Silverstreet, Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Chappells, Wednesday, Feb. 1.
E And at Newberry until February 20,
after which date a penalty of 50 per
cent. will be added against all persons,
firms, or corporations failing to make
The law requ:res a tax to be charg-,
ed on all moneys, notes and mort
gages, also an income tax on gross
incomes in excess of $2,500.
There shall be a capitation tax of
fifty cents on all dogs, the proceeds
r to be expended for school purposes.
Dogs not returned for taxation shall
not be considered as property in any I
of the courts of this State.
A11l male persons between the ages
-of 21 and 60 years are liable to pay
poll tax, except Confederate soldiers,
Ior those persons incapable of earn
ing a support from being maimed or
Sfrom any other cause.
-Nothing Dut personal property is to
be assessed this year, but all persons
who have bought or sold any real es
tate since last return are required to
Inote such transfers on their returns:
tAll property must be assessed "at
1its true value," which is construed to
- mean "the sum of money for which
-such property, under ordinary cir
acumstances, would sell for cash."
IPlease do not ask thlat your prop
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Iplicate the same as last return, for
~the law requires that all property
-must be listed on regular tax return
blanks an dsigned and sworn to by
person listing same.
Name of township and school dis
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