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The Chamber o? Commerce ls in
its second year, and while lt has been
\ criticized for Its Inaction and leth
argy, yet If it eau rightfully claim
only a part of the credit for the past
year's developments, it would be)
! entitled to commendation. And our
Council has been censured, but the
censure, just or unjust, has only
served as a stimulus to renewed ef
fort to its naturally progressive
members, and we are all aware that
several measures have gone to their
credit, by which the town as a whole
ts much benefited. Wo are one of
those persons who believes that hon
est effort, along a right line, will al
ways bring desirable results, whe
ther such resultB are immediately
I apparent or not. Who knows but
that the Chamber of Commerce is
the indirect force that has wrought
the marked Improvement* of the
past twelve months.
And what are the Improvements,
do you say?
Things useful and beneficial may
? be brought about by a process so
gradual as not to attract much at
tention, but let us sum up just a bit
and see if we are not justified in tak
ing courage from our own success.
On October 15th, ir?06, the Oconee
Inn and the Palmetto Hotel were de
stroyed by fire. Mrs. Anderson's
boarding house was burned, and a
little frame building next to W. H.
i Moore & Co.'s was blown out by dy
namite, and it is interesting to noto
that this h\illdlng was used by V. B.
Swann twenty years ago as a ware
house. Now recall the scene In this
section of the city on October 16th,
1906, and tuen see what lt ls to-day.
The charred and lire-riven walls of
the two elegant hotels stood sombre
sentinels over what waa then the
East End terminus of the business
block, except the Moore and Doyle
one-story buildings. The remark
was often heard: "Will they build
-^^k, -^^fc. -
back again? Will lt pay to rebuild?"
Such Inquiries may have their an
swer to-day in brick and mortar and
iron and plate glass. Among the ex
cited spectators on that fateful 15th
c of October were some half dozen
bundles of energy-some philoso
pher has said that "Success is well
directed energy"-notably R. M.
Richardson, C. H. Ellison, Luther A.
Moore, Leslie Stribling, Earle Har
per and D. Hunt. Why, lt is a fact
that before the ground was cool,
plans were being evolved anl specifi
cations arranged for .arger and more
Work began at once and was rap
idly pushed forward on the hotels
on the Palmetto until the basement
and first floor was ready for occu
pancy, and on the Oconee Inn until
lt was finished and elegantly fitted
in modern style, and thrown open to
the traveling public in August, 1907.
The first floor of the mammoth Pal
metto is occuplel by S. K. & J. E.
Dendy, dry goods, millinery, etc.;
Leslie Stribling, drugs; Luther A.
Moore, fancy and heavy groceries,
produce, fruits, etc.; W. J. T. Rob
inson, barber shop. In the rear is
Bample rooms, post office, Holland's
Bakery, Miss Carver's studio. Mr.
Richardson scented larger game, and
the Palmetto remains unfinished, un
til a more convenient season, and has
since established at Temple, Okla
homa, the Temple Oil Company. The
splendid property, though in its pres
ent unfinished condition, ls paying
handsomely in rentals for the first
Mr. Stribling and Mr. Moore, after
the Are, placed their stocks in a fame
building, since destroyed by Are1,,
until the elegant stores they now oc
cupy in tho Palmetto building were
ready for use. They a-e now in con
venient and suitable quarters and
have stores second to none In their
line in the county. Then came upon
the scene of action, stimulated by
whatever, force or motive, is of small
sequence, Harper and Clinkscales
and Major B. P. Sloan. The tangi
ble results are now In evidence. A
trio of modern store rooms, with
solid plate glass fronts, shelved and
countered for modern basiness con
venience. And are these stores oc
cupied, too? Let's see.
Long before they were finished
the Sloan store was engaged by Sum
mer & Holloway, from Newberry.
This enterprising firm has already
on display a very complete line of
dry goods, shoes, notions, etc. One
of the Harper-Clinkscales store
rooms has been taken by Messrs. W.
A. and J. M. Witsell as the Witsell
Bro.'s Supply Company, The other
one accommodates the large dry
goods stock of Hunt & Harper, who
a few days ago vacated the store now
occupied by Mr. S. D. Cherry, mer
chandise broker. Mr. W. A. Witsell
and Mr. J. M. Witsell are from Ar
kansas, where they have been en
gaged in the wholesale grocery busi
Now here is a trio of business es
tablishments which the trading pub
lic, from self interest, cannot but
reckon with. Hunt & Harper have
won their way to be bought, but of
a community the forefront in mer
cantile circles, as practically illus
trated by a heavier business in No
vember, In the face of disturbed con
ditions, than any month in their his
tory. The other two firms ar? new
to Seneca-new to most people who
make Seneca their base of supplies
in all that must so intensely commer
cial as ours, it would not come amiss
to write it: "One touch of business
makes the whole world akin." Sum
mer and Holloway and Witsell Bro
thers have wide business experience,
and are opening up stocks, which,
for quality, variety and careful selec
tion will add tone to Seneca's wlde
I rf- I III
spread reputation as a desirable
trading mart. The asphalt exten
sion of the broad walk from the Cit
izens' Bank to Farm and Factory
Corner completes an ideal business
block that presents an unbroken
front, except at the intersection of
The recent completion of Walnut
street ls of much convenience to per
sons from Townvllle, and other sec
tions south of town.
Seneca has reversed the adage.
"Westward the Star of Empire takes
Its way." We have yet to notice the
busiest, section of town and to our
mind the most important section,
that possibly, because our hobby is
production. Aside from farming. In
terests, whirring machinery is the
solution to our growth as a olly.
The Seneca Iron Works is not only
a success as a profitable proposition
to its owners, but lt - is a valuable
plant to the town, to the county, ana
also to adjoining counties. Such en
terprises as this are town builders,
city makers. Men who can saw and
bore and plane and mould iron and
steel always command good wages,
and spend their money when they
make it. When you encourage a busi
ness of this nature you are casting
bread upon the waters with no un
Another enterprise, managed by
people who have never asked favor
of the public except on a basis of
merit, is the Seneca Fertilizer Com
pany. The thousands of tons of high
grade fertilizers sent out from here -
have demonstrated their value in the
fields. It is nothing to the consumer
if the local factory can secure the
component Ingredients cf a wc" bal
anced fertilizer at a saving in
freights, and by skilful manipulation
by Improved machinery, produce
goods that he can buy to advantage
and yet leave the plant a profit. But
lt ls n curious and almost inexp?a?u
able fact that many people manifest
a prejudice against the most substan
tial home enterprises in the very
face of the knowledge that they are
the key to our success and growth.
The Livingston wholesale grocery
concern, coal station and ice plant,
Impresses one as being the center of
business gravity, especially In the
fall season. They are right beside
the Southern railway with their own
car tracks, and handle their local
and o*ut-of-town orders with a f?cil? i j , j.
ity that makes the work look like V
a nicely planned game in which the \Jr
firm holds most of the trumps. Tho
cotton oil mills, warehouses, gin
neries, lumber mills, etc., in this sec
tion give everything a busy appear
ance. A watchman ls kept on duty
at thia point ten hours a day to
KU ard against accidents. Several
blacksmith shops, a few small stores,
a splendid meat and produc? market,
add their quota of attractions to
\ The only establishments on Walnut
street, or east side of the Square, ls
Farm and Factory office, the Pal
metto Hon sc. and J. Q. Adams'. A
year ago Mr. Adams' location would
have been considered an off stand,
and might have furnished a subject
for debate as to whether "There's
more in the mau than in the lan',"
but since circumstance ' has
thrown both the man and the lan'
together, we have an Ideal aggrega
tion of all that is up-to-dr.te in edi
bles and general supplies, presided
over by Wright and Lowery, with
Mr. J. Q. at the helm. dd
C. H. Mayhew, with his cement X
plant, h?o '?>>>. n ct prO?iin?iil inviui
in building up and beautifying the
town. His work on the public walks
and for private residences have given
entire satisfaction in every instance.
Evidences of this enterprise may be
been iii every part of the city.
Our Would-Bo Competitors
It shows that People are
showing their appreciation of
Shoe, Hat and Gent's
Furnishing Store in
Wo've made a study of this
business and our customers
have tho advantage of our
Note tho difference between
ours and thoso which you find
in other stores.
It was made for us.
Suer & Holloway.
EAT AND WEAR.
SEE US FOR YOUR
EVERYTHING NEW AND
FRESH FROM FACTORY.
SECOND DOOR BELOW
I have added to my Bakory
and Candy Kitchen a First
Class Restaurant, where you
can get a Good Meal quick ;
?also Lunches any time from
5c. up. Good Bread and
Cakes always on hand. Give
mo a call.
W. A. HOLLAND.
Miss Nora Carver,
Ia making the Finest Photographs over made
in Seneca, using the prettiest and most up-to
date Mounts. A now Uno ?ought especially
fur tho Holiday Uado. Nothing nicor than a
good Photograph for a Christmas Present.
Also Photo Post Cards bf any member of your
family, or loca! scenery. A beautiful lino of
Moulding just received, Pictures framed to
order. Studio two doorH below Post Offlco.
will soon be here, and the anx
ious shopper will soon be on the
alert. Why not be sensible In
making youf selections for gifts
and select such goods as will be
useful? We have many small
wares in our stock that will make
suitable gifts, such as Handker
chiefs, Collars, G-loves, Cravats,
Hats, Caps, Shirts, Hand, Bags,
Purses, Belts, Hosiery, Robes,
Blankets, Gfent's Curtain uoom
Slippr.rs, Suspenders, Etc.
We still have some beautiful
Cloaks that we will close out at
greatly reduced prices.
We also have some good num
bers in Ladies' Skirts, that flt well
and bang well.
Our Shoe stock has just been
replenished, and we can furnish
you anything you want in this line.
S. K. & J. E. Dendy.
J. Q. Adams,
Seneca, S. C.
EAST CORNER OF SQUARE,
has now on display, in addition
to his regular linc, a nice - as
sortment of Fruits, Apples, Qr
anges, Nuts, Raisins, Confec
tions and Holiday Goods in
plenty. He solicits your com
mands, and promises every one
polite ana generous treatment.
WE INVITE YOU TO COME AND
LOOK THROUGH O' l STOCK,
AND ALLOW US TO -.lOW YOU
THE GOODS AND GIVE YOU
LEADERS IN DRUGS,
DRU? SUNDRIES, and
IHE SENEGA PHARMACY,
LESLIE STR1BLING, Proprietor.
(Between the Hotels.)
It is time to do your Xmas
shopping, and I have them in
Besides, you will lind, after
making comparisons, that my
PRICES ARE LOWEST.
Don't make your purchases un
til you see my line.
The biggest and most varied as
SICE THE BIG TEN CENTS
I lt's a money-saving proposition to
LUTHER A. MOORE, SENECA,
East End Grocery Man.
You will find as full a selection
of Candies and Fruits as you will
find In a city of 2 0,000 inhabitants.
Agent for Wiley's Chocolates
and Bon Bons, ranging In price
from $1 to $ii a box.
Imported Figs, Dates, Fresh
Pineapples, Chocolates, Malaga
Grapes, Apples, Oranges, Grape
Fruit, Lemon Tabelts, Peach
Stones, Lime Tablets, Horehound
An elegant assortment of Crack
ers, Lemon Wafers, Cracknels,
Chocolate Marshmellows, Van Wa
fes, and an elegant assortment of
Harry L. Schlesinger's Chocolates,
and others too numerous to men
Yon Will AIMS Find Something
finoil. Call and See Me.
(Hunt & Harper's Old Stand,)
SENECA. S. C.
East End Market,
G. W. POWELL, Proprietor.
BEEF, PORK, CHICKENS,
and FRESH FISH. VEGE
TABLES IN SEASON. STA
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID
FOR COUNTRY PRODUCE.
C. W. HARPER,
C. H. MAYHEW,
THE TILE MAN.
THE CITY SHOE SHOP.
Shoes repaired to suit you.
Umbrellas made as good as new.
Key checks cut to order. Ask
the hundreds of satisfied custom
ers, who are his best references.
ASK VG OSE WHO HAVE USED
C. W. G.
THEY'VE STOOD THE FIELD
TEST AND WON.
SENECA FERTILIZER COMPANY.
SENECA WAREHOUSE COMPANY.
Cotton Storage-8,000 Bales Cnp'y.
OUR SYSTEM INSURES ABSO
LUTE PROTECTION AT AS
SMALL COST AS SECURITY CAN
Weighing, 10 cents.
Storage, 15 cents per month or
G. W. GIGNILLTAT, Malinger.
W. K. LIVINGSTON. J. K. LIVINGSTON.
Hunt & Harper
DRY GOODS ONLY.
Christmas Gifts and
Santa Claus Presents
on display soon.
HUNT & HARPER,
Next to Ellison's Hotel.
J. W. SIMPSON.
Farm and Factory,
JOB PRINT DEPARTMENT.
If you will get among our large
Hst of customers, you can mall,
'phone or telegraph your orders,
and he assured of prompt, accu
rate service at ihe right price. We
carry the largest paper stock, and
you can always get what you want.
Seven Powor Presses.
Capacity 7,500 impressions per
Small orders while you walt.
Big orders on time. We don't
put out the fire whllo there's an
order on the hook.
400 now type facos-the prin
ter knows what that means. You
can learn by malling your orders
THE PHILLIPS PAPER HOUSE,
Seneca, 8. C.
P. S.-If it's advertising, we
can always give you helpful hints.
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