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An Outline of the Provisions of the
Important Measure Just Intro
duced In the Senate.
Washington, Jan. 6.-Twenty
-four million dollars for good roads,
to be expended at the rate of SS,
ooo,ooo a year during the next
three years! That is the amount
of appropriation carried in the good
roads bill which Senator Latimer
,of South Carolina has~just intro
duced. His bill sets forth an elabor-.
ate scheme for federal aid of the
good roads movement, for which
p.urpose he proposes to establish in
the department of agriculture a
bureau to be known as the bureau
of public highways.
The object of this bureau, accord
ing to the terms of the bill, shall be
to co-operate with the various
States in the improvement and con
struction of permanent public roads
in accordance with the scheme set
forth in detail in the bill. This
bureau is to consist of three com
missioners to be known as commis
sioners of highways; two of them
shall be appointed by the president,
one from each. of the two leading
parties; these to be men who have
bad practical knowledge of road
engineering and construction. The
third member isto be an officer of
the engineer corps of the army of
rank not below captain. Each is
to receive compensation at the ;ate
of $5,ooo per year for their services.
These commissioners shall be under
the general supervision of the sec
retary of agriculture.
After the expiration of six months
from the time of the passage of this
act, any State. through the proper
officers having jirisdiction of public
roads, may apply for aid in the im
provement or construction of put>lic
roads, under general rules to be
made by the commissioners. No
State shall be'entitled to receive the
benefits of this act until it shall have
established to the satisfaction of the
commissioners of highways:
First.. That the highway or sec
tion thereof sought to be improved
or coastructed is of sufficient public
use to come within the purview of
this act, taking into account the use,
location and value of such highway1
for the purpose of common traffic
and travel, and for the delivery of
the mails.
Second. That the requisite right
of way shall have been secured.
Third. That the H-ghway will be
improved or constructed in accord
ance with the regulations of the
bureau, and when so improved will
be maintained and kept in repair
without recourse upon the United
Fourth. That the State has pro
vided for the payment of its portion
of the total cost.
One half the expense is to be
borne by the federal government,
the other half being borne by the
State, but it is provided that the
States may distribute their portion
of the expense among the counties
directly benefited. It is further pro
vided that no money shall be ad
vanced by the United Stat.es in pay
-ent of its proportion of the ex
construction progresses, and in no
case shall the payment or payments;
made prior to the completion of the
work be in excess of 80 per cent. of
the work actually performed.
To carry out the provisions of the
bill an appropriation of $24,000,000
is provided, $8,ooo,ooo for 1904,
$8,ooo,ooo for 1905, and $58,ooo,ooo
for 1906. If any part of this is not
expended in the year named it shall
be available for the succeeding year.
And it is further, provided that no;
State shall receive in any one year.
a larger proportion of the sum ap
propriated than its population bears
to the total population of the States
of the United States.
A Senational Attack From An Atlanta Pul
pit Upon South Carolina's Senior
At the tabernacle in Atlanta on
Sunday night to an audience of three
thousand people, Dr. L. G. Brough
ton took occasion to reply to the lec
ture of Senator Tillman, delivered:
in that city last week. Tillman's
lecture was on the race question.
Dr. Broughton's theme was the
"Sersitive Fool." He handled the
South Carolina senator without
gloves and used some very forcible
words in speaking of the senator's
views on the negro in the South.
Dr. Broughton said:
"Much of this talk of the race
problem is also the result of morbid
sensitiveness. I heard Senator Till
man Friday night give his legture
on 'The Negro.' I tried to be fair
in my estimate of it. For reckless
frankness it was a. model; for sen
sible argument it was a mess. I like
frankness; I like to see a man who
believes something and then is not
afraid to say it. In this respect and
in this respect alone, is Senator Till
man entitled to a place among those
who are trying to shape the destinies.
of the nation His whole talk, from
start to finish, was that of the cheap
politician, playing upon the most.
subtile prejudices of ignorant peo
ple. Never once in his solution of
this great question did he get out
of the realm of the rankest pag
anism. The Christian religion was
never hinted at as having anything
to do with overcoming bad con
ditions or uplifting the race. One
of the most prominent Christian
educators in the South said to me
just as he finished his harangue,
'His position is nothing short of the
vilest paganism.' Senator Tillman
is a papan arguing from the stand
point of pagan philosophy.
"That there are wrongs with re
gard to the negro that must be right
ed nobody doubts. It was a blun-I
der to put the ballot in their hands
when they were freed. The North
sees this. Senator Tillman's effort
to fire Southern hearts with hate!
for the North because they forced
this iniquity on us is unjust. I have
traveled North as much as he has.
I have circulated with a better class.
of people where I have gone, and I
tell you the best people of the North
are perfectly willing that we should
take the negro out of politics. He~
ought to be taken out and we are
going to do it, not for our good only,
but for his good as well. I said in*
Boston to an audience as large as
Senator Tillman had Friday night,
'The negro must be eliminated from
politics and white folks' society.'
The rearkr was cheered, though
made in church. The negro needs
moral and religious evolution. He
needs to find his place and settle.
This he will do out of politics, but
in it he is an ignorant tool of mean
politicians. Socially the negro is
not a problem to us in this country
and never will be Senator Tillman's
sarcastic comparison of the love of
his old faithful negro servant and a
Newfoundland dog, to be cheered
by an Atlatita audience, was, to
say the least of it, pitiable.
*Let cheap politicians and dema
gogues sneer as much as they will
at the Christian philanthropy, it is
nevertheless the only hope for the
salvation and civilization of this
world.. Paganism, with its hell of
oppression, is not the policy of our
people. If now and then an excep
tion is tolerated it is only for the
lack of time for the triumph of the
law of Christian equity."
tems of More or Less Interest Condensed
In the State.
Anderson has completed her
street paving at a cost of nearly
Estell Froneberger, a young
egro, was shot and killed in York
ville county last week by a young
white man, Wesley Bolim, with
whom he was out hunting.
21 blind tigers were convicted in
the city court of Charleston on
Monday. Those who pleaded guil
ty were fined $25 and those who
were proved guilty were fined $50
Mr. P. I. Welles, the superin
tendent of this division of the
Southern railway, has been elected
general manager of the Columbia
street car line and will leave the
railway service.
Tuesday was the coldest day in
two years, the thermometer regis
tering 23. Three inches of snow
covered the ground in Florence,
and there was snow in Georgetown
and at other points in the lower
part of the State.
Mr. H. L. Parrott, of Cades,
while attempting to board a train at
Kingstree on Monday afternoon,
the train having just started, missed
his footing and fell between the
cars, the wheels passing over his
body and inflicting injuries from
which he died in a few moments.
He Swallowed Carbolic Acid, in Spite of
Efforts to Prevent Him--Result
of Drink Habit.
The State.
Dillon, Jan. 4.-Alex McClellan,
a farmer living about three miles
from Dillon, across the Pee Dee,
committed suicide this morning by
swallowing about two ounces of
carbolic acid. It appears that he
made an attempt at suicide very
early this morning but did not suc
ceed An effort was made by
phone to procure a physician from
Dillon when it was discovered that
he was trying to, take the poison.
but eluding the vigilance of his at
tendants he finally succeeded in
swallowing enough to produce~ i:
stant death. He was about 35 y-ears
of age, clever and industrious but
addicted to occasional sprees, and
it was while on one that he took
his own life. He leaves a wife and
everal children..
Committee Appointed to Report to as
Adjourned Meeting-Discussion With
Several Lively Passages.
Pursuant to a call issued by a
number of the leading business men,
the largest citizens' meeting held
in Newberry in recent years as
sembled in the* opera house on
Tuesday afternoon to consider the
liceise ordinance recently passed
by city council, The attendance
numbered i io. The discussion
lasted for more than an hour and
several plans were suggested for
requesting of council either the re
peal of the ordinance or its amend
ment in a number of instances.
The debate was interspersed with a
number of lively passages between
those present. It was finally de
cided that a committee be ap
pointed by the chairman to report
to an adjourned 'meeting of citizens
whether a license tax is desired and
desirable, and if a license is desired,
what is deemed a fair and equitable
basis for such taxation.
There were those present whc
were free to pronounce the gather
ing an "indignation" meeting and
a gathering of "kickers." Others
denied that the meeting was actuated
by any feeling of indignation or ill.
wil towards council. There were
those present who held that it wa
a wrong principle to elect a city
council and then seek to annul it
ordinances and to dictate what law.
should be passed. Othets denied
that such was the intention of th(
meeting, holding that the citizens
had met bimply to consider the or
dinance, to state whatever griev
ances they had and to frame a re
spectful petition to council, and thal
council should be ready and willinc
to consider a memorial from a citi
zens' meeting of such respecta
ble proportious.
There was not a member of city
council present, the only represent
ative of council being City Attorney
- The call for the meeting was the
following, circulated among the
business men and signed by those
whose names appear below:
Newberry, S. C., Jan. i, x9o4.
To the Citizens at Large of the
Town cf Newberry :
We, the undersigned citizensoi
the Town of Newberry, having seer
in the Observer and The Herald
and News of this date the notice ol
a "License Ordinance" providing
for the licensing of all "callings,
trades, businesses, occupations and
professions" therein contemplated,
within the corporate limits of said
town during the year 1904, dc
heartily ask and urge a meeting ol
the ciUzeus of the Town of New
berry in the opera house on the af
ternoon of Janury 5th, a: 4 o'clock
p. mn., to consider thle said or
Edw~ R Hipp i ro
E IAJ ri(a Co iLv..>C
Ti J0;Hos
T I Ha' G S M.verCo
0 \I Daniels
i1? ii- elhamn& Son
R art-Pifer Co
- HJones
Cop ul
S J Wooten Gilder & Weeks
Livingston- W A Jamieson
Lominick Co D L Copeland
A C Thomason Blackwelder &
W S Melton Daven rt
Sample & J W Kibler&C
Lominick R D Smith
W H Lominick G B Summer
Mrs M A Huiett Shelly, Dean &
Mrs E C Sonnen- Summer
berg J M Swindler
H E Todd Purcell & Scott
I R C Williams J A Mimnaugh
Cromer & McGraw W G Mayes
C L Havird Havird Bros
T A Williams Gus Dennis
Louis Morris Kibler, Dennis
George I C & Co
McWhirter Arthur Kibler
Jos Mann W T Tarran
J L Burns Jos Lines
T Vigodsky 0 Klettner
The Smith Co Casey & Lee
iH C Solomon J H West
Counts & Dickert L C Pitts
Jno W Miller AlanJohn
Hair & Havird stone & Co
C J McWhirter J W White
J H Hair J A Senn
W TTarrant & B B Leitzsey
Son,.Agts L M Speers
J Q Black M A Carlisle
Jno M Kinard R Y Leavell
Z F Wright J A Burton
F Z Wilson J N Bass
James McIntosh T C Pool
W K Sligh J M Counts
The meeting was called "to order
by Mr. R. D. Smith, upon whose
motion Dr. George B. Cromer was
elected chairman. John K. Aull was
chosen secretary.
Mr. Smith stated the object of
the meeting to be to get the citizeris
together to consider the license law
recently promulgated in the town
Dr. W. E. Pelham thought if the
mayor or any of the aldermen were
present it might be well to get a
statement from one of them as to
the object ofthe law:
There was no member of couwcil
present and Dr. Pelham made a
motion, which was carried, that the
city attorney, who was present,
state the reasons actuating council
in this matter.
Mr. Blease stated that the ordin
ance was drawn by his predecessor,
that painstaking and honorable law
yer, the Hon. F. L. Bynum, and
was passed before he was chosen
attorney. He was in no way re
sponsible for it but he stood ready
to defend it at any time in any
court, He thought it would have
been very improper for any mem
ber of city council to attend an
indignation meeting called to criti
cise their own acts.
Dr. Cromer stated that he-did not
understand this as. an indignation
Dr. Pelham said that he certainly
was not actuated by any feeling of
By request, the call for the meet
ing, which appears above, was
said he came to counsel with conn
cil, and in no had spirit. He moved
that the ordinance be read and as
each item was called that such
amendments as were deemed neces
sary be recorded and suggested to
said that this seemed to him a very
irregular proceeding. The license
ordinance was a law. What are we
here for i To repeal this ordinance?
We can't do that. We are here as
kickers. Whether the ordinance
was a t>ad law or a good law he
didn t know-he hadn't read it.
But it must be abided by. The peo
pie were here as kickers and noth
ing else.
Mr. Alan Johnstone, interrupting,
said it was his idlea to frame a re

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