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spectful request to council to repeal
the ordinance in toto or in part.
He was not here as a kicker, though
Col. Schumpert might be.
CO.. Schumpert said he could be
called one of the kickers if it was so
desired. The meeting could read
the ordinance item by item and de
cide what it wanted but it would do
no good. He was oppo ed to this
proceeding on principle. A council
had been elected and had passed a
law and a meeting of citizens was
here to seek to annul it. A munici
pality of this kind could not be run
without officers. This kind of work
migh.t be kept up from January to
December. It didn't look right
It was only a year until the next
election and then the present coun
cil could be turned out. This pro
ceeding didn't look right. It looked
Dr. Pelham thought that city
council would be ready and willing
to consider a request from a citizens'
meeting of such proportions as this.
Some felt that the license imposed
upon them was very burdensome.
Should they be denied the right of
appeal? He favored the motion to
take up the matter item by item.
He denied that the citizens here
were actuated by any feeling of
DR. MC'INTOSH'S SUGGESTION.
Dr. James McIntosh suggested
that council be requested to give
notice of some day on which they
would hear all complaints. If any
citizen had any complaint let him
go to the council individually and
let the council consider his com
plaint. He didn't think it just
proper to criticise the action of
council. He suggested that as an
amendment to the motion.
Mr. Alan Johnstone said if the
meeting was willing he was willing
to withdraw his motion and let Dr.
McIntosh put a motion. He came
-nno spirit of unfriendliness to the
council, nor as akicker, or protestor,
bot simply with the others to frame
a.espectful request. The meeting
1' did not want to,harbor ill-will and
wait until the next election and
turn the council out, and if any one
.present harbored such ill-will he did
not know of it.
COL. GORGE JOHNZSTONE
OEl -ntered objection to the withdrawal
of Mr. Alan Johnstone's motion.
~ e said those present were citizens
''of Newberry and had heretofore1
:regarded themselves as white. It
was their money to be paid. They
'fcertainly had a right to know what
was becoming of their money and
bhy a license ordinance was neces
Ssary. He understood that the tax
h ad already been placed as high as
the State law would allow. What
was the license but an additional
tax? 'Vhe first thing to determine
was whether a license ordinance
cwas necessary. -The meeting could
not repeal the ordinance, but the
right of petition had existed from
time immemorial. Why was a license
ordinance necessary? What was
becoming of the taxes? This thing
:of disclaiming .ill-will towards any
body-he never did it. It seemed
to him that the taxes were going
beyond -all reason. If they were
not sufficient to run the business,
then curtail expenses. Four per
cent. was already being paid, and
=then more was being asked for. He
did not think Dr. McIntosh's sug
gestion would accomplish anything.'
A man could present his individual
complaint, but the higher question,
Why the necessity for this ordin
ance, would not be touched upon.
Co. Johnstone was applauded.
MR. R. H. WELCH
said he had a right to be here with
out apology. Mr. Alan Johnstone's
motion would take too long and no
conclusion would be reached. As
to Dr. McIntosh's motion, the
council could not stay in session
longe nugh to hear all grievances.
The grievance was not individual,
it was a class grievance. One pre
sental:on of the grievances of a
class would be as effective, if it had
merit in it, as the grievanc2 of
each iridividual, and would be suf-i
cient. His idea was to appoint a
committee from each class to get
together and formulate something.
If no license they thought neces
sary, let them say so. If they saw
the necessity for a license, let them
request an equitable basis for the
Col. George Johnstone suggested
that the motion be to the effect that
one person be appointed from each
of the classes feeling aggrieved and
that the committee report to an
adjourned meeting and that council
be requested to be present at that
WOULDN'T BE RESPECTABLE.
Col. Schumpert said there was no
doubt that the citizens had a right
to come here to memorialize coun
cil. He was glad to see those
present who were conspicuously
absent on other occasions. But
those here, he thought, were en
deavoring to annul an ordinance
already passed. It was all right to
appoint the committee and if the
meeting adopted the committee's
memorial, why let it go to council.]
But he didn't think it would be re
5pectable to ask council to come
ere to hear criticism of their acts.
He wouldn't come.
Col. Johnstone: Let them stay
Col. Schumpert: That's exactly
vhat they must do to maintain
CITY ATTORNEY B.EASE
tated that what he said was on his
>wn responsibility, and not as city
ttorney. He heartily agreed with
Dr. McIntosh's suggestion. He
:emembered when certain citizens
)f this town were oppressed and
nade to pay $4 street duty with no
)ridges across their ditches or
:reeks, no lights to walk by and no
idewalks to walk upon and made
:heir.protest to the citizens and to
:e council-where, then, was your
neeting, your eloquence, your nul
ification? No one except those
ivng on that bill came to protest.
3ut now, :orsooth, since Newberry
ad done what nearly every other
:own had done we have a howl.
zead the ordinances of Abbeville,
3reenville, Spartanburg, Lancas
:er, Columbia and oth-ers and you
will'see that Newberry's license tax
:ompared favorably with the taxes
f other towns some 25 years be
2ind us in other respects. The
merchants would add to their prices
:he amount of the license. The
:onsumers at last would pay it and
.f any were to complain they were
he ones. The men in council now
lid not put on the water works
onds, the electric light bonds, th'e
raded sclgool bonds, the opera
Louse and sewerage bonds and other
lebts. Some of them might call on
hose closer to them now than the
present council and know who
made the debt. Let the lawyers
and the merchants and the other
::asses go before council. He would
guarantee that their requests would
be respectfully heard and their
wrongs, if any, righted. When
ever anything was to be done the
body politic had a right to meet and
o protest, but-there was a way to
meet and a way to proter Let the
men complaining go to the city
council. Indignation !-gentlemen,
you may call a rose by any name
you please, but the smell's the same.
You are here because you are in
dignant that you have been
Mr. Alan Johnstone: I deny that
I am here actuated by any feeling
Col. George Johnstone: I do'
care whether you call it indignation
or not. (Applause.)
r. Blese continuing, said that
it thc meeting wanted the ordinance
righted, mark his words, adopt Dr.
1cLntosh's sW.estion, and more
I d be accomplished than in ar.
Mr. M. M. Harris :a id he was
for the good of Newberry. There
were too many dollars and c.nts in
this tax business.
Mr. Welch offered his resolution.
as follows. as a substitute for Mr.
Alan Johnstone's motion:
MR. WELCH'S RESOLUTION.
Resol'ved. That the chairman ap
point a committee, its membership
to be made up from the various and
several classes affected by the license
ordinance in question, one member
to be selected from each class so af
fected, the said committee to report
to an adjourned meeting of citizens!
a memorial to the town council
touching the following two ques-:
rst. Whether or not a license tax:
such as is in question is desirable
and desired by the citizens of the
2d. I such a license is desired,
then report what is deemed a fair
and equitable basis for such taxa
Mr. Welch said he thought this
was the best solution of the matter.
A license tax had never been made
an issue before.
Mr. Blease wanted to know if
while Mr. Welch was a candidate
for mayor that question was never
put to him. Mr. Welch did not
answer. Mr. Blease also wanted to
ask if Mr. Welch intended to hold
his resolution over the people's
heads while every day the license
was not paid they were subject to a
.Col. Schumpert wanted it distinct
ly understood that the committee
was not to prepare an ordinance.
Mr. Welch stated that his idea was,
if the committee decided a license
tax was wise, that it should simply
recommend an equitable basis for
The motion on Mr. Welch's re
solution was put and carried with
Dut -a dissenting vote.
Dr. Cromer appointed the follow
ing four gentleman on the com
mittee, and was authorized by the
meeting to secure their assistance
in naming the other members of the
ommittee: Messrs. R. H. Welch,
Alan Johnstone, W H. Wallace and
The meeting then adjourned sub.
ject to the call of the chairman.
THE FCTLL cOM~MITTEE.
Following is the full committee
as finally constituted: R. H. Welch,
Alaa Johnstone, W. H .,,Wallace,
E. Cabaniss, E. M. Evans, R. C.
Williams, L. M Speers, James Mc
Intosh, 0. B. Mayer, WV. A.
Jamieson, C. C. Davis, R. D Smith,
T. J. McCrary, L. WV. Floyd, 0.
McR. Holmes, J. A. Blackwelder,
. R. Hipp, Jas. F. Todd, J. A.
Burton, C. E. Summer, E. C.1
Jones, WV. B Pelham, F. Z. Wil
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UHE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE
L People's National Bank of Pros
perity, S. C., will hold their annual
meeting at their Banking House on
Tuesday, January 12th, 1904, at 3
'clock p. m. for the purpose of elect
ing directors, and any other business
that mcme before the meeting.
*a~ W. WHEELER, Cashier.
HE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
SStockholders of the National Bank
of Newberry, S. C., will be held at the
office of tha President, at Newberry,
S. C., at Ut inm., on Tuesday, the 12th
day of Janu&y, 1904, for the purpose
of electing directors and for the trans
action of such other business as may
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by proxy. T. S. DUNCAN, Cashier.
anary 1st. 1903.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY--IN
Jesse L. Denson, Plaintiff,
Corrie West, Sallie - Tucker, Nannie
Boone, Effie Lyles, Ellen Atchison,
John Denson, Joe Ray. Jack
Matthews, Hart Hinson, Carl Hinson,
Armond Hinson, John Hinson. Grace
Hinson, Lillian Hinson, Ella Hinson,
Monroe Wesson, Tomp Stewart,
Georgiana Bailey,. Alice Abrams,
Ellen LaFar, Defendants.
Summons for Relief.-Complaint served.
To the Defendants above named:
Y OU ARE HEREBY SUMMONEID
and required to answer the com
plaint in this action of which a copy is
herewith served upon you, and to serve
a copy of your answer to the said com
plaint on the subscribers at their office
on Law Range, Newberry, S. C., with
in twenty days after the service hereof;
exclusive of the day of such service;
and if you fail to answer the complaint
within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff
in this action will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
To the Def'ts John Hinson, Grace Hin
son, Ella Hinson, Lillian Hinson, Ellen
LaFar: You and each of you take notice
that unless vou have a Guardian ad
litem appointed to represent you in this
action within twenty days after service
hereof upon you, the undersigned as
Plaintiff's Attorneys, vill move the
Court to appoint Fred H. Dominick,
Esq., or some other fit and suitable per
son, as such Guardian ad litem.
Dated, Dec. 16, A. D. 1903.
SEASE & DOMINICK,
To the Defendants, Nannie Boone,
Hart Hinson, Carl Hinson, Armond
Hinson, Effie Lyles, Monroe Wesson,
Tomp Stewart and Georgiana Bailey:
Take notice that thercomplaint in this
action together with the Summons, of
which the foregoing is a copy, were
filed with the Clerk of Court of Com
mon Pleas for Newberry County in the
State of South Carolina, on the 16th
day of December, A. D. 1903.
SEASE & DOMINICK,
Newberry, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
Francis L. Britt, Plaintiff,
Ezylia Gauntt, Dol Brogden, Eliza.
Gunter, Polly Gunter, Alfred
Gauntt, Jacob Gauntt, Mrs. Rish,
ohn Lindsay, Henry Lindsay, Fan
ny Lindsay, Eliza Ann Killough,
Martha Ann Johnson, Eloise Mat
thews, the heirs at law of Henry
Gauntt, and the heirs at law of
Isreal Gapn, whose names and
places of readence are unknown to
Summons for Relief.
OU A E EBY SUMMONED
Y and required to answer the com
plaint in this action which is filed in the
office of Clerk of Court for said county,
State aforesaid, and to serve a copy of
your answer to the said complaint on
the subscriber at the law office of Lam
bert W. Jones at Newberry, South
Carolina, within twenty days after the
service hereof; exclusive of the day of
such service; and if you fail to answer
the complaint within the time afore
said, the plaintiff in this action will ap
ply o te Curtfor the relief demand
LAMBERT W. JONES,
[J. F. J. CALDWELL,]
Dated Oct. 18, A. D. 1897.
To the Defendants, Eliza Gunter, Polly
Gunter, MIrs. Rish, also the heirs at
law of Henry Gauntt and heirs at
law of Isreal Gauntt, whose names.
and places of residence are unknown
to the Plaintiff:
Take notice that the complaint in
this action tgther with the summons,
of which the foeon is a copy, were
filed with the Clerk of the Court of
Common Pleas, for Newberry County,
in the State of South Carolina, on the
fourteenth da f October, A D. 1899.
LABERT W. JONES,
Newberry, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
By Jno. C. Wilso", Esq , Probate Judge
W H FREAS, Jno. C. Gograns, as
C1.' of the Court. Liath mnade suit
to me toa. ant himn Letters of Adminis
tration of the estate and effects of Lucy
The-e are therefore to cite and ad
monish all e d singular the kindred and
crediors of the said Lucy C Longshore,
deceased. that they be and appear be
fore me, in the Court of Probate, to be
held at Newberry Court House, S. C., on
the 26th day of January next af ter pub
lication thereof, at 11 o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause. if any they have.
why the said Aaministrationl should
not be granted.
Given under my hand, this the
[L.S.] 16th day of Decemnber, Anno
IJOHN C. WILSON, J. P. N. C.
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