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I. H. AUI.1., IKDITOR.
THE HAMPTON MONUMENT.
The committee appointed to rais(
Newberry's share of the fund foi
the erection of a monument to per
petuate the memory of General
Wade Hampton has issued an ad
dress which appears in another col
umn. No further appeal should be
necessary. A few months ago we
loudly mourned Hampton's death.
Special trains were run to his fun
eral and the whole State, as it
were, stood over the bier of her
most honored son. Surely this dis
play of feeling was sincere and the
people of South Carolina will con
tribute $jo,ooo for the erection of a
monument to the memory of her
illustrious soldier-statesman who
showed his great love by his wise
counsel and his brave deeds.
We believe that Newberry's small
portion will be raised in a very few
days, as it should be.
The Christmas tide is upon us
again-the season of joy and glad
ness because the season of peace
and good will.
Christmas is essentially the fes
tival of the children and the
poor. It is the babe in Bethle
hem's manager whom we honor by
its observance and his walk in life
was by choice among the meek and
lowly. Make the children happy,
for they will soon face the cares and
the worries and the anxieties of life
in a selfish world. See to it that
the little ones are visited by Santa
Claus, ior otherwise you will des
troy their childish faith in the love
of which to them he is the incar
natIon. Give to the needy and seek
to relieve the distressed. Your own
heart may be filled with grief and
sorrow, but the most beautiful f
all divine beneficence is that by
which, when we wipe away
another's tears, our own may cease
The South has been greatly bless
ed in material things during the
)ast year.. The tillers of the soil
have received bounteous return for
its yield and as a result all classes
have prospered. F'rom a purely
matecial standpoint this will be the
happiest Christmas in a number of
years for the Southern people. Thme
poor, however, we have alwvays
with us and there are many in'
dividuals of the various classes whc
are pov'erty-stricken even at this
season of p)rosperi ty uniparalleled
for a number of years past. Thc
prosp)erit y wvhich has beeni visited
upon many should but make then
the more eager to bring happines!
at this joyous season upon01 the nmany
whom p)overty has not left.
Sometimes we almost despair o
the promised time when there wil
come a Christmas of some happi
ness to all. All of us could hav<
some cause for joy this Christmasi
towards that end wve all wvould work
There is enough unused wealth ii
the world that things muateria
should not stand in the way. Ther<
are other things-there may be th<
chair made v~acant since the las
Vuletide, there may be those wh<
hav'e sorrows so great and grief s<
poignant that life itse)f has becomni
to them a never-ceasing burden
Even these may find some happi
ness In thme joy of those who lov<
them and whom they love.
For the time, at least, let us seela
to put away from us and from othea
the cares and the vexations and th<
The true Christmas spirit is the
spirit of giving and expecting noth
ing in return,-giving especially t<
the poor. Those who seek to mnak<
others happy' w'ill ini the seekin4
themselves find happiness.
The editor of the Manufacturer
Record compares the price receive
for the big cotton crop of 1898 an
the price received for the comparf
tively small crop of this year:
"Commencing with 189i, thei
was a very heavy decline in tb
price of cotton, continuing unt
1898-99, when the average price i
New York for twelve months wa
six cents a pound. The crop <
that year of 11,274,000 bales, ti
largest ever produced, was wort
$282,ooo,ooo, while tbe crop of tli
present year of about io,ooo,oc
bales will be worth about $6oo,ooo
ooo. The value of the seed in eac
year was about $50,ooo,000. S
that the total income of Souther
farmers from their cotton and cotto
seed this year will be not less tha
$65o,ooo,ooo, ar at least $320,000
ooo more than the big crop of 189
The cry of hard times should ne
be heard in the South again fo
a while anyway.
Holiday Excursion Rates via C. & W.
Round trip tickets on sale at ver:
low rates December 23, 24, 25, 30
31, 1903, and January Ist, 1904
with final return limit January 4th
1904, for the public, and Decembe:
16th to 22nd 1903, inclusive, witlI
final return limit January 8th, 1904
for teachers and students of school:
and colleges on presentation and
surrender of certificate signed by
superintendent, principal or presi
dent of school or college. For fur.
ther information apply to your
ticket agent or Geo. T. Bayan, Gen
eral Agent, Greenville, S. C., Ern
est William, Gen'l Pass. Agent
When you want a ploasant purgativc
try Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. They are easy to tr.ke an
produce no nausea, griping - Qther dis
agreeable effect. For sale by thi
Smith Drug Company, Newberry, S. C.
Prosperity Drug Co., Prosperity, S. C
SrAri.: oi- Sou,ri CAROLINA,
ExEcuTivi: MANSION. f
W IlfEREAS information has h*ee
received at. this department tha
on the Twerty-Sevvnth day of N -vm '
ber, A. ). 903, the b rn... ha.- a-,! w
cows belonging to M r. 1). W. liar. e, it
the County of New be;i y were buned
i and there being reason to believe tha
the burning was an act of incendiarism
Now, therefore, I, D. C. Heyward
Governor of the State of South Care
lina, in order that justice may be don
and the majesty of the law vindicated
do hereby offer a reward of One Hun
dred Dollars for the apprehension an
conviction of h: person or persons wh
commit tedt said act of incendliarism.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunt
set my hand and caused the grea
-Seail of the State to be atlixed, n
[i.."".Columbia, this Twenty-Secon
(lay of D)ecember, A. 1) 1903, an
in the 1?Sth year of the Indeper
dlence of the Unitedl States <
D. C. HIEYWARD.
Bly the Governor:
J. T. GANTT,
Secretary of State.
All Goods Sold
Regardless of Cost
iThe remnants of our holiday stoc
are p)laced on sale today att act u:
cost. We p)refer to close out tI
goods now rather than carryth
Some of the things y..u w.'im
for Chiristmas, hut failed to ge
you can now b)uy for yourself :
bargaini prices. T1his sale alsoa
fords a rare opportunity for thot
who have been (delayed in buyin
gifts. Those who need retur
gifts, or want something to preset
as a New Year token can buy
Vases worth 50 cent
for 25 cents.
Vases worth 25 cent
-for 15 cents.
Naye' Book Stor
Notice of Election.
d OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
d the Town Council will hold an
election on Wednesday, December 30,
1903, at 7.30 o'clock P. M., for the fol
e Clerk and Treasurer at a salary of
$50.00 per month.
e City Attorney at a salary of $100.00
Chief of Police at a salary of $50.00
n per month.
Four Policemen at a salary of $40.00
if One street Overseer at a salary of
e $40.00 per month.
Lamplighter and Janitor at a salary
b1 of $55.00 per month.
One hose wagon driver at a salary of
$30.00 per month.
0 Application must be in handwriting
. of applicant, except that of Lamp
lighter and Janitor and Hose Wagon
b1 driver, and handed to the Clerk of the
0 Town Council by 7.30 o'clock on the
evening of Decembei 29th, 1903.
a For any further information apply to
a the Clerk and Treasurer.
By order of the Council,
JOHN W. EARHARDT.
THos O. STEWART, Mayor.
C. & T. T. C. N.
Dec. 23, 1903.
....COLD-SET TIRE SETTER.,
"The Machlitie that Does it Right.
You can find this rna-I
chineat our shop. Why 1
not set your tire and
not let your wheels run
down. Why not spend j
jone ;anc a half dollars
for a whole set instead
of spendinr five dollars
for one wheel? Will
,,give perlect satisfac
shoeing a specialty.
Call at our shop.
il NEWBERRY, S. C.
F ~ OOD CHOPPER~
~ 'The Light of the Kitchen
I EVERYTHING YOU LAT.
Buy The ....
VVWe have a few odds
and ends of a large
dline of China which
K we will sell at pruices
(to suit customers.
Call and see Our line~
ebefore you select a
Newberry Hardware Oo.
CA PUDIN E
C s a zara a ea A b",T"
Two Big ;I
Are filled from floor
with desirable merchat
will find it very easy
here, because the qu
right, the prices are low
are polite and everytt
ble will be done to r
your advantage to gi'
We want to emphasize the fa(
can or will sell you goods chea
selves. Our present stock was
low figures, in truth we havE
goods on our shelves away unde
We propose to give our customers the benefit of
md advance the price on nothing so long as our
[t's a big stock, too, and you must take a whack at i
Dress Goods and
Our stock is complete in these line
ve have throe experienced ladies to look after yoi
>ed fitted here. We can fit you or your little gih
)nr shoe store, too, in full of good shoes for all.
Walk Over Shoes for men have no superior. T
'or more, but there are mone better. They are mi
)y tho most skilled workmen. Every pair guaran
Regina Shoes for \
-11tud turneod, soft as a glove, G0dool r welt, mad
f these elegant Shoes: every pair has our guaran
Ideal Shoes for Boys
isit our stores. We will give You value recoi
pon'd with us.
The Newberry Steam Laundry Company hi
t be very intest Collar and Cuff Ironers. It
every respect. We give the latest gloss or
If We cannot please You then
your patronage. We do not wa
because we leave all the mones
Newberry, but because
You Get Belier
And Belier V
We would be pleased to have :
u r machinery in operation.
Phone |16 and have wagon callefor '
L. B. A
nake it t
ve us you.
:t that no house',
per than our
bought at very
O much cotton
present stock holds out.
N. We are the leaders on
3. In our
ir interests. Get your
- in a beautiful cloak.
iore are shoes that sell
ide of the best material
teed. What more could
liko a man's, nil stylep
lod for overy )eniny you
a- installedl one of
is up to date in
ye do not aI
a~t your su
youp pay sing.
(our 80 Lt , h