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Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, March 10, 1911.
The Southern Power company'
fraTchise, which has been a mattei
of discussion with the city council an(
the company for some time, seems t<
have been settled satisfactorily to al
parties concerned. Under the fran
chise granted. the Southern Powe
company has the privilege of selling
power to small industries, and in an3
It was held by city council that th(
city plant was erected primarily as
lighting plant, and therefore, it woulc
not be injured if the power used ir
the city was furnished by the South
em Power company. Besides, by thiL
arrangement other enterprises besid(
the cotton mills can secure power, ani
the city plant is now almost taxed t(
Under the act of the legislature o
1910, a commission has been appoint
-ed and given power to regulate rates
of power companies, so that it does
not make such a great difference il
no maximum rate is fixed in -the fran
It is hoped that the Southern Powei
company will have its lines in New
berry in the near future, and that thE
coming of this company may stimu
late the building of many smaller in
There are two very important meet
ings in Newberry today. A great deal
of interest has been taken in the plar
suggested in The Herald and News
and taken hold of by the chamber of
commerce to organize and build a dirt
road connecting Columbia and Green
ville. Representatives from along this
proposed road are expected to be in
Newberry today with a view of form
ing an organization and employing a
civil engineer and road builder to
stake off and relocate where necessary
and make plans .for the building of
this road. When this is done, the idea
is to secure the co-operation of the
farmers, as wel-l as the citizens of the
towns along it- road and for 'them to
come out at the same time so that
the road from Greenville to Colum
bia may be worked according to this
plan at one and the same time.
It is entirely practical and feasible
and can be done if we can secure the
proper organization and the co-opera
tion of all the people.
The commercial 'league of Prosper
ity has appointed a comnnttee and has
requested the chamber of commerce
to appoint a'similar committee fot the
purpose of conferring with the land
owners along the public roads be
tween Newberry and Prosperity with
a view of changing and relocating all
this road so that it may not cross the
railroad so often. In fact, it can be so
located as not to cross the C., N. and
L. at all between 'here and Prosper
ity and to have only one grade cross
ing of the Southern.
This is a very important matter and
-will really be worth more to , New
berry than Prosperity because there
is no doubt that a great many people
hesitate to come from Prosperity to
Newberry on account of the many
railroad crossings. Many of these
crossings are dangerous and with the
increased number of trains on both
roads, the wonder is that there have
not bec n a great many casualties.
We hope the Newberry chamber of
commerce will appoint a good live com
mittee to co-operate with the commit
tee at Prosperity, which will in turn
co-operate with the supervisor in se
curing the necessary rights-of-way
for the relocation of this public road.
The auestion having been asked we
wish some one would inform us is
suspenders am necessary with the;
harem skirrs' -Greenville Piedmont.
Also we would like to ask do the
more fashionable of the harem skirts
have side or top pockets?-Spartan
Also we would like to ask do the
more extreme fashionable of ti
harem skirts provide for hip pocket's?
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I read in some newspaper the oth
er day an article headed "Sound Doc
trine." It is good and I think worth
passing on to this community. it is
a business sermon. Here it is. I
want everybody in Newberry to read
Preachers preach the word year in
> and year out; it is the only course to
follow-to keep hammering away.
Newspapers should do the same thing.
People-a great many of them-do not
stop to think. They make their living
, out of the residents of a town, yet
they seem not to think that other
I people should live; they buy every
thing they can elsewhere, often from
New York, or other large cities, prob
ably for the "big of the thing."
The tradesman in a recent issue
prints some mighty good advice on this
subject, as applicable to Anderson as
to any xlace:r
I buy at home
Because my interests are here.
Because the community that is good
enough for me to live in is good
enough for me to buy in.
Because I believe in transacting
business with my friends.
Because I want to see the goods.
Because I want to get what I buy
when I pay for it.
Because my home dealer "carries"
me when I am run short.
Because every dollar spent at home
stays at home and helps work for the
welfare of the city.
. Because the man I buy from stands
back of the goods.
Because I sell what I produce here
Because the man I buy from pays
his part of the town, county and city
Because the man I buy from gives
value recived always.
Because the man I buy from helps
support my school, my church, my
lodge, my home.
Because, when ill-luck, misfortune
or bereavement comes, the man I buy
from is here with his kindly expres
sions of greeting, his words of cheer,
and his pocketbook, if needs be.
I was thinking that some such rules
or doctrines or sentiments might be
formulated for conduct in our social
relations. We could all be happier
Iand live longer and get more out of
the life we do live if we only would,
and would not be so bent on the dol
lar. Now, I do not undervalue money,
but I do say that money should not
be the only -.hing to consider. We1
can't take any of it away with us. It
is all left behind. Character is the
only thing you can take with you, and
it is the on'ly asset that will be worth
while when you get over there, unless
I have read that great Book amiss,
and the man who makes money hisI
god and bows down and worships it,
and gets it by oppressing the weak
and helpless, has no great store or
stock of this ingredent in his make-up.
Think on these things. It will do you
I have learned that city council at
its meeting Tuesday night ordered
that arc light put up in Friend street:
at the union depot. That is a good
thing and I knew council would do
this. I hope the commissioners of
public works will get busy and have
this light ready for service as soon as'
the moon schedule is out Now, if
council will just get busy and get
some of those old wooden- and burned
buildings taken out of Main street
that end of town will look up.
Mr. Editor, won't you let me put
that automobile stopping ordinance in
my column, even if you do not get
pay for its .publication. I want to do'
it in the interest of human life. That|
is to say, provided the automobilists
and the officers of the law will read
it and heed it. At any rate I will feel
that I have done my duty and thaud
you have, too. Here it is:
Sec. 201. Everey automobile, loco
mobile, autocar, or other self-propell
ed vehicle, shall be brought to a full
and complete stop by the person or
persons in charge thereof in crossing
Main (or Pratt) street and Caldwell
stret at the intersection of Main and
The penalty is provided in another
section and is not e>.ceeding $100 fine
or thirty days with pick and shovel.
Why, some of these drivers do not'
even observe the speed limit in shoot-*
in.g around this corner. Enforce it, or'1
rep'eal it and let 'em run. That's my<
They tell me that city council and
the Southern "Power company have '
about gotten together, so I reckon
"Bere will be somethin.g Golng in New
'oerry soon. It is time our people
were getting toether to rdn enmthinoe
Apropos of what I have above writ
ten I came across an old copy of a
paper published at Anderson called
the Daily Mail and I found the follow
ing which I think -ould be a good
companion piece for the quotation
first made above and !my observations
Are You Educated?
Here are a list of questions that
were put to students in the Chicago
university by one of the professors.
He told them they were not educated
in the best- sense unless they could
answer yes to each of them. Can
you do it? Here are the questions:
Has education given you sympathy
with all good causes and made you
Has it made you public spirited?
Has it made you a brother to the
Have you learned how to make
friends and keen them?
Do you know what it is to be a
Can you look an honest man or a
pure woman straight in the eye?
Do you see anything to love in a
Will a lonely dog follow you in the
Can you be high-minded and happy
in the meanest drud.eries of life?
Do you think washing dishes and
hoeing corn just as compatible with
high thinking as piano playing or
Are you good for anything to your
Can you be hap-ny aioneT I
Can you look out on the world and
see anything except dollars and cents?
Can you look into a mud puddle by
the wayside and see the clear sky?
Can you see anything in the puddle
Can you look into the sky at night
and see beyond the stars?
The person who can't answer "yes"
to the questions is not really educat
ed and has -much to learn. Some of
these things ought to be part of the
course of study in every well equip
ped institution of 'earninZ.
NO WOODEN /BUILDINGS.
City Council Refuses to Permit Erec
tion of Frame Building Metal
Sides in Fire Limits.
Mayor Langford stated at meeting
of city council on Tuesday night that
he had a matter he wanted to bring
to the attention of city council on re
quest of Mr. M. L. Spearman.
Mr. Spearman had requested a per
mit to build a gar'age on his lot i
Main street, between the Copeland
building and the Williams building.
He wanted to build a house 50 by 150
feet to be weatherbpar:led with sheet
iron, and to have a cement floor, the
frame work to be of wood.
Mayor Langford said that he had*
called Mr. Spegrman's attention to the
action of council at the last meeting,
and said he could not gran.t the per
mit, but would submit the request to!
city council. This lot is within the
Alderman Earhardt said he was op-1
posed to any building within the fire
limits except it be of brick. That
seemed to be the opiniion of the en
tire council, and, while no formal ac
tion was taken, the permit was not:
STEP TO BE REMOVED. 1
City Council Decides to Remove Step
From Main Street Sidewalk
Alderman Earhardt, at meeting of
:ity council Tuesday night, said that
when he was mayor a mistake was<
made in the street paving at one ]
place and he wanted, if it could be
ione, to have it corrected. The pave
nent in Main street at the corner be
ow Mimnaugh's has a step and he K
said that frequently people coming
~rom the train at night were known
:o stumble and fall at this step and I:
he wanted it remedied if it could be
lone, and, therefore, moved that Sup- c
3rintendent Wicker, of streets, be in
itructed to remedy this place.f
The motion was seconded by Aider-c
nian Rodelsperger and unanimously c
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Mrs. WV. H. Hunt Tuesday morning,
n her delightful way, entertained C
>othl the Fortnightly and Emery
lubs. Conversation and music made
he morning pass pleasantly. Each
;uest was requested to sing some
ocng whic:-h was handed her upon a 1
lip of paper. A most appetizing t
ourse luncheon was served at noon.
At Mrs. Jno. M. Kinard's Tuesday 1
~ft.ern~nn L ~ ?~. .. . Thitherford' ~
For A E
The Way You Rei
125 Acres. Six room dwelling,
houses, and So acres in cultivation
tween Newberry and Jalapa, an
390 Acres. Just out from one
county. Old fashined homeste:
$17.50 per acre.
io Acres. Only two miles fro:
room house. $1,200.
7o Acres. Close to small bat
ments. Ask for particulars,
120 Acres. Well watered and
Going at a bargain.
Cor. Main and Holme.s St.-On
homes in the city.
-- College St.-Five room hot
. - Nance Sb-Old fashioned 1
--Nance St.-Comfortable di
for boarding house..
8oo00''Neall St.-Store and bar
8o8 O'Neal1 St.-Seven room h
--Reid St.-Fonr adjoining 1o0
-Main St.-Fine dwelling 14
business portion of city.
--Friend St.-Two adjoining 1i
-Drayton St.-Lot Soxi5o.
79 Acres, near Prosperity with
28 Acres right in the heart of toa
lots, or can be used as farm.
Two good dwellings. Good we:
together or seporately.
INSURANCE OF II
and Realty I
E. HI. Aul, President. Paul
struction or maintenance of said berr
s- wines., poles, appliances, fix- Prov
irs and appurtenances. , Pow
ec. 5. This ordinance is - passed (100
nthe foregoing righits, powers and SUCh
rileges are hereby granted and for
ime unto Southern Power Company, g
ssuccessors, lessees and assigns, Se
pn the distinct understanding and and
~dition that said Southern Power rems
opany, its successors, lessees and term
Bgns, shall not sell or furnish elec-' herei
ity for lighting purposes within Don<
eTown of Newberry, either to con
ters direct, or to any third person, (Sea
r or corporation for the purposes
e-sale or distribution, except that
thern Power Company may sell Attet
nfurnish electricty for lighting
poses to the Commissioners of Clern
lic Works of the Town of New- be:
chapter held its usual monthly m'nt
ing. Although the weather was ve-ry
inclement, quite a large number were
pregent. Importani business was
transacted, after which the historian
announced that she had decided to
have read at each Tneeting personal
reminescences of vr.-erans. A most
inter)esting letter written by Mr.
Welch during the war was then read,,
after which refreshments were served.
Firemen's Pension Money.
Alderman Earhardt, as- chairrran of
the committee of fire department, at
the meeting of city council on Tues
day night, said that the State Fire
men's association would meet very
soon and under the act of the legis
lature, fire departments in cities
where the department owns $1,000, or
more, of apparatus, were entitled to
receive a certain per cent. of pre
miums from fire insurance companies
and this money will be paid in April.
le moved that when the money was
collected that it be turned over to the
fire department, and this motion pre
Granting Permission Unto Southern
Power Company to Construct and
3raintain Its Lines for the Trans
mission of Electricity Along, Overi
and Under the Highways of the
Town of Newberry. 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 Power Company.
Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Ald
ermen of the Town of Newberry,
South ,Caroling, in Council Assem
Sectio-n 1. That assent and permis
sion be. and the same is hereby given
and granted unto Southern Powe.r
company, its successors, lessees and
assigns, to lay, plant, extend, con-'
struct, build, eret, maintain, repair
and remove its lines, poles, wires, ap
pliances, conductors, fixtures and oth
er appurtenances 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 public
places within and near the Town of
Newberry, and to do all necessary
acts for the purpose; and assent and
permission is hereby given and grant
ed unto said Southern Power com
pany to conduct, carry on, transact
and do within and near said Town of
N'ewberry any and all business, and
exercise all rights and privileges
which the said Southern Power com
pany, under and by the terms of its
2harter, or otherwise, is authorized,
ampowered or permitted to conduct,
:arry on, exercise, do or transact, in
:luding among other powers, privi
leges and rights, the right, power and1
privilege to use, lease, sell convey
and transmit power by electricity for
nanufacturing, lighting, heating, mo
:ive power or other purpose or pur
Sec. 2. All poles used by said South
arn Power company shall be erected*
inder the supervision and direction of
~he Committee on Streets of the Town
Jouncil of the said Town of Newberry,
mnd all highways, roads, streets, side
,valks, avenues, lanes, alleys, lNridges
Lnd other public places that miay be
listurbed or damaged in the construe
ion or maintenance of said linez,
oles, wires and other appliance-.
;hall be promptly replaced and re
>aired by said Southern Power com
>any, at its own expense, and to the
~atisfaction of said Committee o.a
streets, and all poles shall be sub
tantial and symmetrical and so lo
~ated as not to interfere with the
mublic use of said highways, roads,1
treets, sidewalks, avenues, lanes, al
eys, bridges or other public places,
r to endanger the property or per
ons of the citizens of said Town.
Lnd in case Southern Power Company
hall fail to so replace or repair said
tighways, roads, streets, avenues,
idewalks, alleys, lanes, bridges o
ther public places within ten (10)
lays after written notice so to- do
romt the chairman of said Committee
n Streets, tho same may be replaced c
r repaired 'by the proper authorities
f the town, and the said Southernt
'ower Company, in the event thereof.
hall faithfully pay to said Committee a
n Streets of the Town the costs of' p
uch replacing or repairing, and pay,I g
n addition thereto, the sum of five i1
$5.00) dollars for each and ever" u
lace so replaced or repaired, by way c
f a penalty for such failure. C
Sec. |1. Saidi Southern Power cc a
any s)all be~ subjeet to the. ord -;t
ances of said Town- relative to tl -t
se of such 1 ighways, roads, street:. s
anes, avenues, sidewalks, alleys, fi
ridges or other public places. o
Sec. 4. Said Southern Power Coin- S
any shall hold said Town free and a
armless from all damages or claims p
rising by reason of the negligent F
reive This Ad
barn, stables, two tenant
This farm is situated be
d will be deeded to you for
>f the livest villages in the
id and all improvements.
n town of Chappells. Six
tking town. All improve
wooded. Close to market.
a of the most (convenient
ise and lot 50X150
iome and large lot.
y.elling, especially adapted
>use and lot 50x 150.
:s, each 501150
>t. jkbout K mile from.
>ts. Desirable building lots.
fine residence. Will sell
vn. Will' sell as dwelling
Lls and gardens. Will sell
S. Hialfacre, Manager
r, for the use of the said Town,
ided, however, that consumers of.
er in armounts of one hundred
horsepower, or more, may use
portion thereof as is necessary
ighting its .or their manufactur
dlants and premises.
3. 6. This ordinance and the .right&
privileges Jaerein granted shall
in and continue in effect for the
of sixty (60) years -from the date
and ratified in Town Council,.
under the corporate seal of
I) the Town of Newberry, on the
8th day of March. A. D., 1911.
J. J. LANGFORD,
t: , Mayor. ' .
r. R. SCURRY.
c and Treasurer of Town of New