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THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
An Interesting .Letter Covering the
Doings of the People of New
berry's Sister City.
Prosperity, December 5.,Mr. J.. F.
J. Suber has rented the Langford
home, in McNeary street, tand Wilr
move to Prosperity to educate his
children. We.-welcome Mr. tiber
to our town.
Mrs. J. D. Bowles, of Coronaca.'afid
Mrs. Horace Julian, of St. Louis,'Mo.,
who have been visiting relatives in
Lexington county and Mr. S. L.
Fellers in town, have returned to
Miss Alma Kennedy, of Due West,
is visiting Miss Lula Moseley.
Miss Lula Moseley returned last
Thursday from her visit to friends
in College Park, Ga. Miss Lena
Moseley stopped over at Abb ville
and Clinton and will return today.
Ding dong, the bells are ringing.
We have three marriages to report
Mr. A. Z. Counts and Miss Lilly
Mercha.t were married on December
4, at the residence of the bride's
parents,' by the Rev. W. A. Lutz.
Mr. Peter Counts was married Sun
day morning to Miss Pearl Beden
baugh. daughter of Mr. D. M. Beden
baugh. by Rev. Mr. McCain.
We also learn that Mr. Ashlev
Kempson was married Sunday to
Miss Ella Hipp. of Little Mountain.
We extend hearty congratulations
to all and wish them a long life of
happiness and much of the joys of
Miss Erin Kohn spent Saturday
and Sunday at hom.- with her parents.
Mr. Jas. Dickert will move into
the Bruce home, in town, in a few
Mr. Bonds McCrackin. of Trilby.
spent Sunday with relatives in our
Mr. Peter Counts has resigned >is
position with Messrs. Moseley Broth
ers. and will return to his farm.
Miss Sulie May Boulware spent
Saturday with Miss Langford.
Mr. Dinglehoef is at home for a
Dr. LeGrand Guerry, of Columbia,
came up Sunday and wyent out to see
Capt. Banks. It is thought now that
Mr. Banks is in a good way to re
Mr. G. A. Maffett, who has been
confined to his home for a ieew days.
is out again and can be found at ida
Miss Eva Grieshaber will join
Mrs. Kreps and Mrs. Scherer at this
place on .Tuesday and wvill assist in
the work in which these noh!e women
are engaged. They will *be at Mt.
Tabor at 2:30 p. in., on Tuesday. All
It is currently reported here that
Mr. Arthur Merchant, son of Geo. S.
Merchant, was married in Columbia
yesterday to Mrs. Brunswick.
The slump in cotton is felt by our
people very forcibly. We hope 'to
see it go back.
Rev. C. M. Boyd held communion
services on Sunday, with services on
Saturday. We hear his sermon of
Saturday very highly spoken 'op We
need more of this kind.
Mr. A. M. Lester holds the palm for
big hogs, 496 pounds. Say, Allen,
doesn't that mean spare ribs for your
A certain medical student says he
has dften heard of a trombone, but
he can't find any reference to it in
the medical books.
List of lgtters uncalled for in post
ofie at Prosperity. In calling for
them say vou saw it in Herald and
Messrs. Fox & Padgett.
Mr. Padius Roil.
Mr. Andrew Mayer .
Mr. John Metz.
Mr. Pleas McFai!.
Mr. George Kennerly.
Mr. Ben Hawkins.
Mr. A\. M. Carter, Jr.
Mr. Emil Block.
Mr. John Caldwell.
Mr. WVilliam Dawkins.
Mr. Jas. Williams.
Mr. J. WV. Wheeler.
Miss allie Waters.
Id and News
Mr. George Clark.
Dr. B. H. Warren, pure-food com
missioner of Pennsylvania, has made
a startling discovery regarding the
cheap grIdes of whiskey sold all over
the state. He says:
"I have discovered by analysis that
nos,t of the cheap whiskey sold in
Pennsylvania is manufactured from
wood-alcohol and red or Indian pep
per, the latter element giving the
deadly dose the desired 'snap.' I was
astounded when the chemists inform
ed me of the findings in a number of
cases, and immediately had over one
thousand samples tiken up all over
the -state. Ninety-five per cent. of
the samples so far examined have
shown the presence of wood-alcohol
in poisonous quantities. along with
the pepper. Some samples contain
ed arsenic, turpentine and traces of
Doctor Warren said he had institu
ted proceedings in over one hundred
cases where the deadly stuff had been
sold. From present indications the
total number will exceed one thous
and, and before the investgation is
completed may reach five thousand.
"No wonder." said the doctor. "that
our asylums are full "-Exchange.
We wonder if our moral institution
i ci III" any 1V better goods. Ti not.
one needs to be copper lined and
clipper builL or the end is near if he
"It is never too late to mend a
broken gate. a leaky, roof, or poor
house." Trv it.
"Peter Tumbledown thinks the
plow or old wagon in the shed or a
leafless tree are good enough for his
chickens to roost on during the wirt
ter. since he will not need them next
spring." His fowls will be half
frozen, and no eggs at a time nien
prices are highest. Are vou like P.
T.. or have you provided a shelter for
your faithful egg producers?
Say. Mr. Editor, would it not be 'a
good idea for our legislature to pass
a law% requiring railroads to pay de
murrage to shippers when they do
not deliver goods promptly?. They
require shippers to unload promptly
adtisa poor rule that will not
work both ways. WVhat is sauce for
the goose should be sauce for the
gander. This respectfully referred
to out dlelegation for consideration.
Just think how long some times they'
kepa shipment out and it makes
no dijfference what the losses may
beC there is no redress. WVhat (do
yo u say, gentlemen?
A co'mparison of six crops: corn.
wheat, oats. potatoes. cotton and to
bacco for six y'ears. corn for 1896
1003. wheat 1899-1904. oats 1899-1903.
potatoes 1896-1903, cotton 1898-1904,
tobacco 1899-1904. 'shows for the
crops of Igo3 and 1904 an increase in
value of one billion, one hundred and
seventy-four million, two hundred
and thirty-two thousand, nine hun
dred and fifty-three dollars. Gee
whiz, what a big sum. Who says
farming doesn't pay? The only kind
of farming that don't pay is the Peter
Tumbledown sort. The cotton crop
of 1903-1904 will be in round num
bers about II,200.ooo bales, worth
about $254,532,959. Just think of it!
All this crop is raised in the South,
and a4l the-profits should go into the
pockets of Southern farmers, but,
alas, the WVall Street speculator too
often gets the lion's share. This
shoulE not be so.
Live Oak Camp Woodmen of the
World elected officers last Thursday
C. C.-George Brown.
P. C. C.-J. Sidney Wheeler.
Clerk-T. A. Dominick.
A. L.-Magnes Kempson.
Banker-WX. W\. Wheeler.
E,.cort-F. E. Schumipe'rt.
Senltinel.-T. A\. Counts.
MTanau.ers---T. C. Schum1pert. S. II.
i Iawkins. M. L.. W\heeler.
The camip will give theatricals
(luring the holidays. They will also
roll s'me hine youing timber into the
forest and add it to tile woodpile at
It was stated in the daily papers
that Jas. Hartman, of Prosperity,
w~as elected treasurer of the State
rneinatind of the R. F. D. Post
men. It should have been Joe. B.
The Ram's Horn says:
No guise is too good for evil to ap
Prudery is the foe to purity.
Most models are made of wood.
There are no swordless saints.
Yesterday's remedies cannot worL
It is the gifts we use and not the
ones we have that makes us.
Gingerbread on :the house is not
as good as coal in the furnace.
A man finds as much good in peo
ple as he looks for.
The worst thing in the world is not
dying; it is being dead and not know
Mr. J. S. Wheeler, of Columbia., is
visiting relatives in Prosperity and
Gov. Browns' son, of Georgia, sug
gested that we (the soutb) made the
election of Roosevelt unanimous. We
would suggest to him that we trade
off their man Fairbanks for our man
Davis. The south would then be
able to get a vice-president for all her
efforts. We don't think Teddy would
object. It would give him a unique
We would again call attention to
the rally of the mission workers, Mrs.
Kreps and Mrs. Scherer, to be held
in Grace church on Tuesday evening
at 8 o'clock. They have finished up
in this section and go to Colony on
Wednesday. with a rally at Newberry
The Prosperity Oil mill has ginned
over 2.ooo bales of cotton and the
Prosperity Ginnery company about
T.ooo. The cotton in this section has
nearly all been ginned, we are told.
.\nd now they say we are going to
have a bumper crop of cotton,
(over i2.ooo.ooo balcs. We will
not believe this until the cotton has
actually been sold and delivered. We
think this .is a bear raid to put down
the price. The wish may be father
to the thought. but if the farmers will
keep the:r cotton off the market, yot
will see the price go back up. This
report is based on the amount ginned.
Cotton was selling at 7 1-2 to 7 3-4
here Saturday at the close.
CONDITION OF THE BANKS.
Interesting Tabulation Showing
Healthy Condition Through
out the State.
Columbia. S. C.. Dec. 5--The comp
troller general's ofnice today conclud
edl a very interesting~ tabulation of the
hundred and thirty-eight state. i<;
national and nine private banks oi
the State. showing their condlition on
the 3oth of June last. The comptrol
ler general's last report embraced a
tabulation for the state banks, show.
ing their condition on the 1st of Jan.
nary, 1903. but this is the first comn
pklte tabulation of all the banks in
For a midsummer statement tabu.
lation it makes a splendid showing,
and reflects a healthy- condition
throughout the state.
The table shows these interesting
totals for the three kinds of banks:
Real Estate .. .... .....$1,111,852.21
Furniture and fixtures . . 2,009,284.15
U. S. Bonds.. .. .....2230,055.61
S. C. bonds,. .. .. .. ..8,85o,972.og
Premium on state bonds.... 9,835.5c
Other bonds and stocks 3.648,oo3.8g
Loans and discounts,. .-36,943,391.4?
Redemption fund,..... ...58,125-oc
Due from banks. ... . 2,498,881.38
Cash on h and,.. .. ....4,114,149.90
Total resources,.. ....51,829,934.05
Undivided profits,. .. ..2,524,487.48
Bills payble... .. .. .. 3237,908-57
Rediscounts....... .. 2588.677.73
Circuilation. .. .. .. ..1.705,800.00
Dep' sits. .. .... .......29.893-574-25
Dne banks. .. ....... .... 81.726.41
T tal l'abilities.. . .....1.882.934.05
Thie \\'inlnsboro Gran ite(C company
:ah-ises that the Chicamatnga Park
Mo;nttment is ready for inspection by
te c Cmm'!1m.
A chartt r was issued this morning
to the ll ames ( wholesale) Gro cery
comp)any. of Union. capitalized at
825,000. The directors are L. J. and
B. L. Hamnes, William T. Magness.
M. M. Scott, D. B. Tree, Jr.. J. S.
Welch, F. M. Farr. L. J. Hames is
There was no insurance.
I In Bailey Brothers' establishment
three bales of cotton were saved*.
three tons of guano being destroyed
The building was totally destroyed.
it being stated that it was insured.
By virtue of the powers vested in
us by the last will and testament of
J. W. B. Lever, deceased, which will
has been duly probated and filed in
the Probate Court of Lexington
County, State of South Carolina, we
will offer for sale to the highest bia
der, at public outcry on the 19th- day
of December, next, 1904, at eleven
o'clock a. m., before the Court
House door in Newberry County,
State of South Carolina, the follow
ing real estate to wit:
-. One tract of land, known as the
Kelley place, containing one hundred
and thirty-five acres (135) acres,
more or less, bounded by lands of
Jenkins H. Smith, and J: Munroe
Wicker, and Willie Ruff.
2. One tract of land, known as the
Rose place, and containing twenty
four and one quarter (24 1-4) acres,
more or less, and bounded by lands
of John F. Glymph, John B.
Crooks, and Thomas Crooks.
Terms of Sale: One-third of the'
purchase money to be paid in cash
and the balance to be paid in two.
equal successive annual installments.
%with interest frcm day of sale. se
cured by bond of the purchaser and
mortgage of the premises sold, sai'
mortgage to contain clause of at
torncrs fee in vase of suit or fore
closure. with leave to any purchaser
to pay more than one-third or all
cash if desired. Twenty-five ($25)
dollars per tract to be paid.when the
same is knoc*:ed down or a resale
is ordered without further notice at
the e-xpirat:on of one hour at the
risk of the former bidder. Purchaser
to pay for papers.
B. J. G. .e-:er.
S. D. B. Lever.
Executors of ihe last will and tes
tament of J. W. B. Lever ,deceased,
this the 15th day of November, 1904.
J. H. Frick,
Attorney for Executors.
est and Cheapest
e .ast forty years we come to the
vel-selected stock of merchandise.
ything, from a cambric needle up
1 article to make a sale. WVe give
~teen ounces to the pound. Fair
d white. The first sound of the
we are selling all our standard'
r designs, at five cents per. yard.
ea Island 5c. Riverside plaid 6tc.
WV e have the new things in dress
gods, trimmings, notions, capes,
Jackets, Hats, Caps, Mens', Boys'
Youth' *lothing; Trunks, Valises and
Five Drawer, Ball-bearing, Drop
Head Sewing Machine, $17-93, and a.
cheaper machine for $12-50.
We have a beautiful line of Gnns
Shells, Wads, and other Sporting
goods, the prices of the Guns rang
ing from $3-99 to $2o.oo.
Don't buy until you have seenorok
reliable Elm and Iron King Stoves.
They are the best on the market. We
have ranges for $20.0o each. They
are beauties. Why pay sixty-five
dollars for a stove when we h!ave
them from seven dollars up.
Can sell you a. beautiful organs.
Stool included, Walnut Finish, tone
elegant, five years' guarantee, for
ant sell the goods at the price and
is it make to you what people say as
DR. I. E. CRIMM.
Recognized Specialist In Refraction.
Will be in Newberry from Mon
day December 12 to Friday Decem
ber 20. With Dr. W. T. Smith, over
Positively No Longer.
Those who have previously exper
ienced disappointment with Glasses
and who, therefore, are still in nee<
of skilled optical services, can save
excessive fees, time and vexation by
consulting Dr. Crimn.
FIRE IN CLINTON.
Originated in J. W. Watts' Store
Three Buildings Burned.
Clinton, December 5.-Three busi
ness houses here were destroyed by
fire at 7 o'clock Friday morning, the
building in which J. W. Watts con
ducted a heavy grocery business, the
wagon manufactory of A. D. Blake
ley and Bailey Brothers' warehouse
being totally destroyed.
The fire origirated in J. W. Vatts'
store, and is thought to have been
caused by a stove. 'Mr. Vatts, it is
stated, had come down town and
had built a fire in his store before go
ing home to breakfast. When he
got back to the store after breakfast,
he found it in flames. His stock of
heavy groceries was totally destroy
ed. the loss being estimated at about
$2.000. with about Si,ooo insurance.
The building, which was of wood,
was owned by Mr. George A. Cope
The contents of A. D. Blakelev's
wagon manifactory were saved, the
building 6eing totally destroyed.
The Oldest, LarQ
House in T
After standing the storm for tU
front this fall with a large and a
Remember thatt we sell almost ever
Our motto is, never misrepresent at
hirty-six inches to the yard, and si
and square dealing to all, black at
bugle makes the announcement tha
prints, black, silver grays, and othe
White homespun, 6tc. per yard.
Wie have a full line of full furniture
suits, beds, chairs, bureaus, springs,
mattresses, and also mattings, car
pets, rugs, etc.
Elegant reed rockers, $z.75 each.
Capes, Jackets, Ready-made
Skirts, a beautiful line, new and nice
and stylish. We invite everybody
to come and see our fall stock and
make their selections.
An Elegant eight-day clock for
$1.99. In Hardware, Tinware,
Crockery, Stoves, etc., we claim to
Choice seed oats, Sixty cents
Our millinery business is constant
ly growing and our display this fall
is simply superb. Many Novelties
are displayed and our prices are just
right to suit the ladies. Our Shoe
department is nowv complete and we
have the old reliable Bay State brand,
Battle Axe, WVolf, etc. In fine ladies
shoes we have the Kanatina, the Au
tocrat, the Radcliff, the New Idea and
People say that the Moseleys c
rnake a prohit. What difference dot
long as you get the goods?