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The Chamber of Commerce ls in
its second year, and while lt has been
criticized for ils inaction and leth
argy, yet if it can rightfully claim
only a part of the credit for the past
year's developments, lt would be)
en itled to commendation. And our
Council has been censured, but the
^ensure, Just or unjust, has only
stwed as a stimulus to renewed ef
fort to UH naturally progressive
members, aud we are all aware that
several measures have gone to their
credit, by which the town as a whole
ls much benefited. We are one of
those persons who believes that hon
est effort, along a right line, will al
ways bring desirable results, whe
ther such re: alts are Immediately
apparent or not. Who knows but
that the Chamber of Commerce ls
the Indirect force that has wrought
the marked improtvemfents 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 m> hint a blt
and see if we are not Justified In tak
ing courage from our own success.
On October 15th, 1906, 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.
Moore & Co.'s was blown out by dy
namite, and lt is Interesting to note
that this building 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.
laue, and then see what it is to-day.
The charred and flre-riven walls of
the two elegant hotels stood sombre
sentinels over what was 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
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
of October were some half dozen
bundles of energy-some philoso
pher has said that "Success ls well
directed energy"-notably R. M.
Riohardson, C. H. Ellison, Luther A.
Moore, Leslie Stribling, Earle Har
per and D. Hunt. Why, lt ls a fact
that before the ground was cool,
plans were being evolved anl sp?cifi
cations arranged for larger and more
Work began at once and was rap
idly pushed forward on the hotels
<>-. the Palmetto until the basement ?
and first floor was ready, for occu
py .cy, and on the Oconee Inn until
it wc? 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. ft J. B.
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 ls
sample 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, tho Temple OH Company. The
splendid property, though In Its pres
ent unfinished condition, is paying
handsomely in rentals for the first
Mr. Stribling and Mr. Meera, after
the fire, placed their stocks in a fame
building, since destroyed by fire!,,
until the elegant stores they now oc
cupy in the Palmetto building were
ready for use. They are 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, stimulate 1 by
whatever force or motive, ls of small
sequence, Harper and Clinksoales
and Major B. F. 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 business 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 ic. Holloway, from Newberry.
This enterprising firm has 'already
on display a very complete line Of
dry goods, shoes, notions, etc. One
of the Harper-CHnkecales store
rooms; has been taken by Messrs. W.
A. and J M. Wit soil as the Witsell'
Bro.'s Supply Company. The other
one accommodates the large dry
goods stock ot Hunt A Harper, who
a few dava, ago vacated the store now
occupied by Mr. 8. D. Cherry, mer
chandise broker. Mr. W. A. Witsell
and Mr. J. M. Witsell are from Ar
kauBas, whore they hare 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 are now
to Seneca-new to most peoplo who
make Seneca their base of supplies
in ali that must so intensely commer
cial as ours, it would not come amiss
to write lt: "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 qualttyY variety and careful selec
tion will add tone to Seneca's wide
-.-|L . , -
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 Townviiio, and other sec
tions south ft town.
Seneca hil reversed the adage,
"Westward the Star of Empire takes
Ita way." W? have yet to notice the
busiest section of town and to our
mind the most important section,
that possibly, because our hobby. ls
production. Aside fro in' "ariuiue In
terests, whirring machinery ls the
solution to our growth aa ? city.
The Seneca Iron Works ls not only
a success as a profitable proposition
to ita owners, but it Is a valuable
plant to the town, to the county, and
alBo 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, ls the Seneca Fertilizer Com
pany. The thousands of tons of high
grade fertilizers sent out from here
have demonstrated their value in the
Holds. It ls nothing to the consumer
If the local factory can secure the
component ingredients of a well 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 Is a curious and almost inexplain
?iblo.fact that many people manifest
a prejudice against the most substan
tial home enterprises in the very
face of the knowledge that they aro
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 out-of-town orders with a facil
ity that makes the work look like
a nicely plannod game in which the
firm holde mont of the trumps. The
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 this point ten hours a day to
guard against accidents. Several
blacksmith ohops, a few small stores,
a splendid meat and produce market,
add their quota of attractions to
The only establishments on Walnut
.street, or east side of the Square, la
Farm and Factory office, the Pal
metto' House 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 man 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-date in edi
bles and general supplies, presided
over by Wright and Lowery, with
Mr. J. Q. at the helm.
C. H. Mayhew, with his cement
plant, has been a prominent factor
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
seen In every part of the city.
Sumer & Holloway,
Our Would-Bo Competitors
It shows that People are
showing their appreciation of
Shoe, Hat and Gent's
Furnishing Store In
Wo'vo made a study of this
businoss and our customers
havo tho advantage of our
Noto tho difference between
ours and those which you lind
in other stores.
It was made for us.
Slimer & Holloway.
EAT AND WEAR.
SEE US FOR YOUR
EVERYTHING NEW AND
FRESH PJROM FACTORY.
SECOND DOOR BELOW
I have added to my Bakery
and .Candy Kitchen a First
class Restaurant, where you
can get a Good Meal quick ;
also Lunches any time from
5c. up. Good Bread aud
Cakes always on hand. Give
me a call.
W. A. HOLLAND.
Miss Nora Carver,
Is making tho Finest Photographs over made
lu Soncca, using tho prettiest and most up-to
dato Mounts. A new lino hought especially
for tho Holiday Uade. Nothing ulcer than a
good Photograph for a Christmas Present.
Also Photo Post Cards of any meml>er of your
family, or local scenery. A beautiful lino of
Moulding just received, Picture? framed to
order. Studio two doors below Post Office.
will soon be here, and the anx
ious shopper will soon be on the
alert. Why not be sensible In
making your 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, bollara, Gloves, Cravats,
Hats, Caps, Shirts, Hand Bags,
Purses, Belts, Hosiery, Robes,
Blankets, Gent's Curtain xtoom
SI lop rs, suspenders, Etc.
We s?till 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 hang well.
Our Shoe stock has just been
replenished, and we can furnish
you anything vou want in this lino.
S. K. & J. E. Dendy.
J. Q. Adams,
Seneca, S. C.
EAST CORNER OF SQUARE,
has now on display, in addition
to his regular lino, a nice as
sortment of Fruits, Apples, Or
anges, Nuts, Raisins, Confec
tions and Holiday Goods in
plenty. Hie solicits your com
mands, and promises every one
polite ana generous treatment.
WE INVITE YOU TO COME AND
LOOK THROUGH OUR STOCK,
AND ALLOW US TO SHOW YOU
THE GOODS AND GIVE YOU
LEADERS IN DRUGS,
DUI c. SUNDRIES, and
1 SENECA PHARMACY,
LESLIE ?-'TRIBLING, Proprietor.
(Between the Hotels.)
*i ls time to do your Xmas
shopping, and I have them In
Besides, you will find, after
making comparisons, that iny
PRICES ARE LOWEST.
Don't make your purchases un
til yon see my line.
The biggest and most varied as
? SEE THE BIO TEN CENTS
1 It'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
And In a city of 20,000 inhabitants.
Agent for Wiley's Chocolates
and Bon Bons, ranging in price
from $1 to $5 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 ilarshmellows. Van Wa
fers, and ?>n olegant assortment of
Harry L. Schlesinger's Chocolates,
and othes too numerous to men
Ton Will Always Find SometMnri
Good. Gall and See Me.
(Hunt & Harper's Old Stand,)
SENECA. 8. C.
East End Market,
G. W. POWELL, Proprietor.
BEEF, PORK, CHICKENS,
and FRESH FISH. VEGE
TABLES IN SEASON STA
HIGHEST MARKc/T PRICE PAID
FOR COUNTRY PRODUCE?
C. W. HARPER
C. H. MAYHEW,
THE Ti l-l '. MAN.
ASK THOSE WHO HAVE USED
C. W. G.
THEY'VE STOOD THE FIELD
TEST AND* WON.
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 a? s his best references.
SENECA FERTILIZER COMPANY.
Cotton Storage-8,000 BaleiCap'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. QIGNILLIAT, Manager.
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 mail,
'phone or telegraph your orders,
and be assured of prompt, accu
rate service at the right price. We
carry the largest paper stock, and
you can always' get what you want.
Seven Power Presses.
Capacity 7,500 impressions per
Small orders while you walt.
Big orders on time. We don't
put out the fire while there's an
order on the hook.
400 now type facos-the prin
ter knows what that means. You
can learn by mailing your orders
THE PHILLIPS PAPEft HOUSE,
Seneca, S. O.
P. S.-If it's advertising, we
can always give you helpful hints.