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NEW LIGHTING PLANT.
City Council Accedes to Proposition Of Commissioners of Pub lic Works. City council, at its meeting held Wedneslay night, acceded to the re quest of the commissioners of public works that the town execute notes for indebtedness to be incurred by the commissioners of public works in im proving the electric lighting service of Newberry, said notes to be met by the commissioners out of the earn ings of the plant. The resolutior adopted by city council is as follows: "Resolved, That the mayor be au thorized to execute notes to the amount of $4.700 to be made payable in two equal annual payments at six per cent. interest per annum. said in debtedness to be incurred on account of, and at the request of the board of commissioners of public works of Newberry for the purpose of replac ing the present electric lighting plant of Newberry with a larger and more efficient system. "This resolution is adopted with the understanding that the said board of commissioners agree to pay said notes when due. "It is further resolved that it is the sense of this council that the present electric system be sold and th'e pro ceeds be applied to the payment of said notes." The proposition of the comission ers to which council acceded was pub lished in full at the time it was made. The commissioners, after calling at tention to the fact that the present plant is seriously overloaded and re quires immediate attention, stated: "With an enlarged new up-to-date electrical equipment and an engine. we are positive that we can serve the city and all our present patrons with much better service at at lease $.ooo a year less expense. as well as enabling the board to increase the present number of lights very materially, and with this increased lighting increase the revenue therefrom." The com missioners concluded with the follow ing proposition to council: "That if you will authorize the board to make these purchases and will give the manufacturers from whom we are to buy this equipment sucli security as they require that we will, out of the income from the sale of water and lights. make the cash payment and guarantee to meet each time payment with the interest thereon as they be come due. This debt can be paid in three years or possibly sooner and the sooner this equipment is install ed the sooner will the city of New berry be placed, as regards its pub lic works, on a'n equal footing with any other towi, in the state. and the sooner will the rates be lowered and the debt for the same be paid." The whole matter simply amounts to the cruncil standing good for the debi and the commissioners paying the notes out of their earnings as the. notes become due, and getting the newv lighting plant now, instead of waiting until the commissioners have accumulated sufficient money to pur chase the new plant. The commissioners will make a cash payment of $x.goo out of the amount on hand. Intensive Farming. Mr. Edw. R. Hipp has an acre of land in the city' wh*ich he has brought to a higzh state of clutivation and on which he see::r,' an extraordi naril h i ' ld la'. year. Th r.- !r': : ii 'fne acre con Barbecues. M\-. I. \V. Sanders and Mlr. .I.hn \.Rcpp wr! f:'ra'h a :ir.t cla-s har day. .Tu; 5. the dayt of the c''apain meeitrg at that place. The price for dinnerl( will he .;o centS for menl and( rcent'- ror women. Mr. John A. Nichols and Mr. T. M. Mills will furnish a first class cue at Younngs Grove on Saturday. July 9. the day of the farmers' institue to be held at Prosperity by the authori +;es of le mson collee. PURELY PERSONAL. The Movements of Many People, Newberrians and Those Who Visit Newberry. Miss Kitty Pitts. of Selma, Ala., is visiting Miss Sara Spearman. Mr. L. G. Erskridge is visiting rela tives in Shelby. N. C. 'Mr. G. T. Reid. of Chappells, was in Newberry on Wednesday. Mr. I. H. Boulware went to Honea Path yesterday. 0. L. Schumpert. of Newberry, is in the city.-Greenville News, 3oth. Capt. W. S. Langford spent last night in Columbia. Miss Carrie Mayes is visiting the family of Dr. E. C. Conner. at Green wood. Miss Sara Rawl, who has been vis iting relatives in Columbia, returned home yesterday. Mrs. M. E. Lake and Miss Lola Lake I 't yesterday for a visit to rela tives at Plains. Ga. Mr. W. J. Holloway. Jr., left yes terday for an extended trip to the mountains. Mr. R. H. Greneker. who has been in Laurens for some time past; is in Newberry. Miss Odalite Johnstone has return ed from an extended visit to relatives and friends in Columbia. Mr. T. M. Neel has returned to Nashville after spending several days among relatives and friends here. Col. 0. L. Schumpert has been in Spartanburg this week in attendance upon the court there. Misses Maggie and Myrtle Mat thews are in the city the guests of Mrs. James F. Epting. Mrs. 0. McR. Holmes and chil dren have-returned home from a visit to relatives in Atlanta. Congressman Wyatt Aiken, of Ab beville. has been spending severai days in Newberry this week. Mr. Jesse Salter has returned to Athens. Ga.. after spending some time at hif home here. Miss Florence Bowman, of Char leston. is visiting the family of her brother. Mr. C. A. Bowman. Miss Marguerite Cromer left on Wednesdav for Rock Hill to attend the state summer school. Misses Aline and Leone Stork. of Columbia. came to Newberry on Tuesday on a visit to Mrs. Nannie Fox. Misses Ella Moose and Ora Fisher, who have been visiting Misses Mag gie and Myrtle Matthews, in the countv. have returned to their home at Mt. Pleasant. N. C. VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT. The board of supervisors of regis tration will not meet on the first Monday. it being the Fourth of Jtuly. Solicitor Sease is moving among his constituents gaining ground in his candidacy for solicitor. Union eunty for Sease.-Union Times. A telephone mesage from Prosperi ty ye..terday aftern oon stated that :h lting the contract for the -wsel bridge over Saluda river D ie con'.fe nce. lwv Embra Suda School has been chaned tor f.or'lci the mgorn ing. Dr. George B. Cromer has been elected superintendent in place of Mr. Tohn C. Gnogn resigned. SEMI-ANNUAL DIVIDENDS. A Good Amount of Money to be Turned Loose by Newberry County Enterprises. A good amount of money will be turned loose in semi-annual dividends by enterprises in Newberry county today. The amount in th, -ty will be $25, 500, as follows: The Newberry Cotton mills, four per cent. on a capital of $400.ooo $16,ooo. The National bank, four per cent. on a capital of $i5o.ooo-$6,ooo. The Newberry Savings bank. 3% per cent. on a capital of $50.ooo-$1, 750. The Commercial bank. 3V per cent. on a capital of $50,00o-$1,750. The Newberry Land and Security company and other enterprises. will declare dividends during the month. The Bank of Prosperity will de flare a semi-annual dividend of three per cent. on a capital of $25,00 750. The Prosperity Oil mill will de :lare an annual dividend of 3 per cent. n a capital of $2.ooo-$i.6oo. The amount throughout the county vill pe very materially increased in a short time by enterprises which have :nly recently been established, and hich, while they are succeeding, iave not yet been in existence long enough .o justify declaring a divi lend. And, as stated. several other enterprises do not declare their divi lends just at this time. The Mollohon Mill. The regular annual meeting of the ;tockholders of the Mollohon mill ,as held in the city hall council hamber Tuesday morning. The presi lent. Mr. G. W. Summer, read a report ;howing that the mill was in a satis actory condition, and the present oard of directors was re-elected. They are Messrs. D. H. Wheeler. C. E. Summer. G. WV. Summer. Jas. N. ,cCaughrin. Z. F. Wright, E. B. Wil )ur. S. M. Milligen. Jas. McIntosh, H. Green. Immediately after the meeting of he stockholders a meeting of the di -ectors was held and the following >fficers' were re-elected: President d treasurer. G. W. Summer; vice >resident. general manager and sup rintendent. E. B. Wilbur; secretary, . F. Wright. , The mill has been.doubled within :he past ycar and more than doubled n capital. the capital stock being in :reased from $200.000 to S5oo-ooo he mill is now one of the best !quipped anywhere in the country in ts line of work and has been and s doing successful work. Gentlemen of The Jury. The following jurors have been rawn for the approaching term of :he court of common pleas for New erry county. which convenes July L. C. Troutman. John Y. Ray. J. A. B,oland. E. L. Sease. E. L. Griffin. S. S. Cunningham. J. M. Tomlinson. Albert K. Smith. W. S. Atchison. Howell ML Henry. John A. Eddy. Hlenry C. Longshore. J. Burr Conely. C. F. I .athian. .awtx .n S. l.ong. W. L. Kiler. Kh C . ull . Sir W Hrbet il iv br tn. A.~ fis-ls in e a e THE SUMMER SCHOOL. Complte Roll Of Those Who Are In Attendance. There is a good attendance at the summer schol for the teachers of Newberry county now being held in the Boundary street graded school building. The work has been very successful and promises to be suc cessful throughout. Following is a roll of those who are in attendance: Misses Maggie Baker. Beulah Banks. Gertrude Bobb. Janie Chalmers. Adele Dun bar. Leona Epting. Olive Feagle, Eunice Gideon, Lillian Glenn, Helen Hunter,. Minnie Havird. Annie Hig gins. Eugenia Hill. Ruby Holloway, Sallie Kibler, Carrie Kilgore. Clara Langford. May Langford, Teddie Maybin. Essic Moore, Carrie Mayes, Julia Paisley. Saidie Pearson, An nie Riser. Eula Teague, Minnie Wal lace. Myrtle Werts, Pearl West, Oehlese Williamson. Carolyn Crom er. Mildred Simmons, Mesdames Jane Long. Isabel St. Amand, and IMessrs. M. D. Fulmer. E. B. Hall man and J. 1. Johnson. Banks Will Close. The approaching Fourth of July promises to pass off very quietly in Newberry. In fact,'it now appears that it will be quieter here than on an ordinary day. for the county cam paign opens at Whitmire on that day and the candidates will be there and some of the Newberry people will at tend. The banks will close and the post office will observe Sunday hours. Not the Boll Weevil. Section D;rector Bauer, of Colum bia, in his report issued Wednesday on crop conditions prevailing through out the state, referred to the alarm which has been occasioned throughout the state on account of the report from Newberry 'that the cotton in certain seations of this county is be ing destroyed by something resemb ling the boll weevil. Mr. Bauer stated that this was the boll worm, which gets in its work every year in the state to a greater or less extent. His work, while destructive, is not as greatly destructive as that of the the weevil by far. Farmers' Oil Mill. The brick work on the main'build ing for the Farmers' Oil Mill has been completed and the gin house is about completed. The roofing is yet to be put on and the machinery installed. The machinery is expected in the course of a week or ten days and the officers of the mill think they will have the building ready to receive it. They are confident that they will be ready for the first cotton of the new season. A sidetrack will be built from the main line of the Southern just above the junction of the two roads. Criminatly Reckless Shooting. Mr. E. C Hutchison's residence, in Brooklyn was struck by one of several bullets which were fired in its direction on Monday night about II:30 o'clock by Will Carter, a ne gro. The bullet struck and lodged in the weatherboarding of the dining room. about four or five feet above the floor. Mr. Hutchison wvas not able to see who w~as niring the shots n .\''nday night. but on Tuesdayx the arre-t was made by Police~main Koon and(l the. negro wvas broughti bef.ore .\iavor L-'arh ardt and C' 1emnce "' 1we' c.ha:rges. reci.klessly l shotixng a Fcr Rxie Compaxny le,-' be. of x.reatt bene:ctt to the comn munitv and if '1nce ?airly started would probably he a -ucces. Editor A. B. Cargile, of the Saluda Standard. was in Newberry yester day. THE RURAL ROUTES. Congressman Aiken Has Secured 24 During His Two Years In Office. I i,n. Wyatt Aiken. of Abbeville, who repre.,ents the Third district in congress. has been sp'ending several davs in Newberry this week. Congressman Aiken is. now serv ing his first term in the national house of representatives. Since he has been in office he has done some good and effective work for this dis trict. He has been especially active in the matter of securing better mail facilities for the rural districts. When Mr. Aiken went to- congress there were sixty-nine rural free delivery routes in this district. Today there are ninety-three, an increase of twen tv-four, secured in two years by Mr. Aiken. Another route is soon to be sfart ed from Blairs. in Fairfield county, which while it starts in the Fifth district will serve principally the Third district and Newberry county. The route, starting at Blairs, will take in the Maybinton, Glymphville and Keitt sections of this county. Farmer's Institute. A Farmers' Institute will be held at Prosperity on Saturday, July 9. Speeches will be delivered by the fol lowing professors of Clemson col lege: Dr. G. E. Nesom, veterinarian; Prof. C. C. Newman, horticulturist; Prof. F. S. Shiver, chemist. The Newberry Library. All members of the Library as sociation will bear in mind that the hours during the summer months will, be from 4.30 to /.30, Monday and Thursday afternoons. At present there are nearly 400 choice books'in ihe library, a num ber having come in during last week from delegates who attended the Fed eration. The annual dues are only one dollar a year. If anyone wishes to join only temporarily he may do. so by paying 15 cents a month. Woman's Society. The Woman's Foreign Missionary society of the Central Methodist church will meet at Mrs. George D. Davenport's. Monday afternon, July 4th. at 5 o'clock. A full attendance is desired. Mrs. E. Cavenaugh, President. Miss Mattie Sloan left last week for her home in Newberry. Her work in our school has been of the best. and any teacher who manifests the real. heart-felt interest in h.er work that Miss Mattie Sloan does is sure to have many and enlarged fields of usefulness opened before her.-Sa luda Standar'd. [ HEREBY ANNOUNCE MY a candidate for Magistrate for No. 10 township and pledge myself to bide the rules of, the Democratic party C. L. Wilson. SPECIAL NOTICES. MONEY TO LEND-Long time; 8 per cent.! easy terms. John stone & Cromer. BEAUTIFUL SOUVENIRS FROM the Gulf of Mexico. I gathered them at the Gulf. Magnificent spec imn 5cents each. Stamps or Silver. Ad Ilress: A. Forrest Conts. Tlamp)a. Fla. ONEY TO LOAN-WVe negotiate lans ont improved farm lands at seven per cent. interest on amounts over one thousand do!lars, and eight nr cent. interest on amounts less han Sr.noo. Long time and easy paments. !Ilunt. Hunt & Hunter. LOTS FOR SALE---O Saturday. P :maria. we will otter he. hii.hest bidder for ii. C. Hlo!!way Best Mineral As phalt Roofing. C. H. CANNON, Near C., N.. & L. Depot.