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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 1905
"Hold and Plant Less."
We rejoice to see our views on the
cotton situation vindicated by he ac
tion of the Southern Cotton Growers'
association, now in session in New
Orleans. The plan, in its main fea
tures, adopted by that convention,
has been the one advocated by The
Herald and News from the first and
we are more firmly convinced than
ever that it is the proper and only
solution of the problem now confront
ing the south.
"Firmly believing it to be the most
important step in the solution ,of the
cotton problem, the Southern Inter
state Cotton convention wihout a dis
senting vote today declared in favor
of a 25 per cent. reduction in acre
The farmers of the south are fur
ther urged to let the cotton now on
the farm remain there. stored in local
warehouses, and nsured against fire.
Almost word for word likc the sug
gestion embodied in a recent editorial
of The Herald and News. We don't
know that the New Orelans conven
tion was overwhelmningly influenced
by our views on the subject, but still
we are glad we are on the right side.
One thing, however, in all serious
ness, is certain-the farmers must be
unanimous in their action. They
must stick together. They must sol
emnly hold on to the general agree
ment. Otherwise the movement will
collapse. It's a long way from New
Orleans to 'Newberry county, but the
-farmers in this county, as in every
other, must stand to their guns,
shoul(Ar to shoulder and face the sit
uation. It is reported, we hope un
truthfully, that one man in this coun
ty, on being informed hat his nearest
neighbor would reduce his acreage
forty per cent. decided immediately
and therefore to plant fifty per cent.
more cotton on his farm. J;st let
such magnificiently-planned concert
ed action as that become general, and
we will find ourselves in a worse fix
next year than we are now.
The plan suggested and adopted on
the floor of the conventon is the right
plan and the only plan but it won't
be worth a row of sand-hill beans un
less the planters pull together.
It is rather cold weather for fishing
but the dispensary constables who
wvent fishing- in the Greater Pee Dee
made a line catch.
FThe Columbia State and Spartan
burg Journa have clinched good and
hard on the dispensary question. They
are pawing up the earth and other
wise "raising sand." May they both
last longer than the subject of their
Bl;G-FIRE IN UNION.
Losses Amount To Nearly Fifty
Thousand, With Half In
Union, Jan. 95.-With an icy gale
blowing Union today experienced is
worst fire in many years, the loss of
property runnng up to nearly $5o,o00
on which there is only $21,ooo insur
ance. The losses and insurance are
about as follows:
People's Supply company store,
-three-story brick building and two
story frame stable, loss $20,0oo; in
Masonic lodge quarters. in third
story of this building, valued at $8,
~~ooo; insurance $4,000.
Union Carriage works owned by
L. S. Townsend, $1,ooo wih $5oo in
.W. F. Hughes stock in carriage
works, 1,750; insurance $550.
Bailey Lumber and Manufacturing
company, $3,000; insurance unknown.
Miss Emma Brandon's residence
$4,ooo, with $3,000 insurance.
Jeffreys building $3.ooo with $1,400
T. E. Bailey, undertaking, $1,500
W. T. Tracey $500, with no insur
W. N-el Smith, loss $100.
Mrs. C. R. Robertson and Mrs.
Nannie Porter, loss $300.
B. F. Arthur's furniture. damaged
Jacob Rice cottage, $T,ooo; insur
The fire started at 1.30 in the rear
of the woodworking department of
the Bailey Lumber and Manufactur
ing company, just back of the new
two-story brick buiding of that com
pany. The flames were dscovered
I just as they burst out and the alarm
was gven promptly, but as there was
quite a delay in getting a stream of
water on it, the flames crept towards
the front of the building and the heavy
gale which was blowing from the
west carried the sparks on to the
Union Carriage works, which immed
iatelly caught an din quick succession
followed theo ther buildings near,
first the fram stable of the People's
Supply company, then the third-story
brick structure with the handsomely
furnished Masonic lodge quarters and
it was but a short while before it was
d-coed. The flames then jumped
n rth Church street to ther esidence
of Miss Emma Brandon., where the
family ovf Cp-t. A. -T. Foster. who had
t!ieir home destroyed by fire last
spring, were living. The Jeffreys
building, which is the old Baptist
church remodeled, caught and was
completely consumed. There werr
two store rooms downstairs occupied
by the undertaking department of the
Bailey Furniture company and the
other by W. T. Tracy, with grocer
ies, it being also their dwelling. Up
stairs were sleeping apartments of
Mrs. Nannie Porter and Mrs. C. R.
Robertson .who had three rooms and
lost everything except two trunks.
Mrs. Lilly Shoppaul, who was ill and
had to be carried out on a mattress.
complete loss of furniture. W. A.
Jones and S. H. McLean, loss of fur
niture, though clothing aEil valuables
For a while it seemed hat W. New
ell Smith's store just west of this
would surely go, but by hard work ot
the fire department it was saved, the
The only damage being the plate glass
windows broken, though the building
did catch once near the ground. Al
tho,gh Geo. C. May's dwelling in the
rear was so hot that it was nearly on
fire, the firemen were able to save it.
Everywhere sparks were falIng and
th- whole residence portion and the
new Baptist church for a time were
considered in danger. B. F. Arthur's
residence seemed sure to catch and
the furniture was greatly damaged by
being removed. Sparks were carried
to Rice's mill, where the cottage oc
cupied by Will Brock and J. E. Kirby
was completely destroyed, only about
$30 worth of furniture being saved
The building belonged to Mr. Jacob
Rice and was volued at $1,ooo with
The report that a baby was burned
to death is a mistake.
Several of the residences on Main
street were in imminent danger.
among the-n that of Mr. Emslie Nich
olson presidesnt of the Excelsior
kniting mills, and he summoned the
fire department of the mills, which
did excellent work in preventing the
spread of the flames. In fact, all the
cotton mills contributed their fire
fighters and hose, and at the request
of the mayor the Spartanburg fire
company and engine was sent down
on a special.
The 25 men had a terribly cold ride
on a flat car, many of them without
overcoats, while their hats were
bown off. Having to sidetrack for
the passenger train, they did not
reach this city until 4.45 o'clock. The
fire was then under control, but the
Union department was so worn out
that their presence and assistance
were very acceptable. All the people
of Union heartily appreciate their
promptness in coming to the town's
aid when it seemed that the whole
eastern portion was threatened. They
returned on the special at 9 o'clock
A telegram from Superintendent
Williams toni.ht expresses sympathy
and says there is no charge for oper
ating specials, which is appreciated
by the citizens.
NOTICE OF SALE.
All of the personal property of the
late M. L. Kinard, includng house
hold and kichen furniture and farm
implements, buggy and wvagon, to be
sold Feb to, at ro o'clock at the resi
dence of the deceased. Terms of
Wilbur W. Kinard,
It is our desire to make 1905
the banner year for this Bank.
With this object in view we
extend you an invitati -n to be
cu::e one of our many new
customers, assuring you of un
failing courtesy and liberal
a c co m' m o d a t i o n
Begin the year right and
open an account in our
In which Interest is al
lowed at 4 per cent. per
Dividends Paid, $23,5o.oo
THE COMMERCIAL BANK
OF NEWBERRY, S C.
JNO. M. KINARD, President.
0. B. MAYhR, V-President.
Z. F. WRIGHT, Cashier.
J. Y. McFALL, Ass't Cashier.
We Are With the
t Boys this Year.
We want every Base Ba I
Team in the County to call a
meeting at their earliest con
vanience and organize and be
Let's have teams all over
this county this year that we
will be proud of. To accom
plish this all we need, is prac
I tice. We are going to offer
more aid in the way of furnish
ing you first class goods at
reasonable prices. Our long
exerence in buying, together
with the large amount of goods
we buy and sell, brings us
many opportunities for saving,
and these opportunities we ex
ect to use for the benefit of
ur customers. To do this we
ask you to work with us. By
so doing we will save each
ther money. Try it and see
f what we say is not true.
Roland Gi. Spearman & Go.,
fie: Lane Building. Newberry,S.C.
We buy, sell, rent, loan money, col
lect and take assignmnentson a commis
We can negotiate a loan of $10,000
mproved real estate from 3 to 7 years
at a very low rate of interest.
We have customers who want to buy
r rent just outside the city limits;
thers who want places near business
portion of town.
We have money to loan salaried peo
ple in small amounts weekly payments
n easy terms.
$1,400 will buy a nice 5-room cottage
half a mile from town with good well
We have dividend paying Bank stock
f several good Banks for sale.
$650 will buy an ideal little home
with 4 rooms, good water, shade, situ
ated near town on half acre lot.
We have stores on Main street for
sale; residences in almost any locality
that may be purchased on easy terms.
Give us your houses, lots, or places
to rent or sell; your money to loan on
mproved real estate; your Stocks and
Bonds to trade or sell; your accounts
to colloct, and we will satisfy you.
We do not charge you unless we ne
gotiate a deal.
Call long distance telephone No. 200
r write at once.
R. G. SPEARMAN. Manager,
SPECIAL SALE AT
Come-and avail your
C. I.S. Mower Co,
GROGERIES AT COST!
FOR TEN DAYS ONLY
We mean business and you must
be convineed of the fact.
We take this method of inviting customers to
the cheapest grocery house in the city of New
berry. If you are tired of the same old things
from the same old grocer, at the same old high
prices, then let these values be a formal intro
duction for you to call and inspect our line of
Beginning Wednesday Morning, January 25,
Continuing 10 Days Only We Will Sell
Best fancy pat. flour every barrei eun auyacfe gen
guaranteed at $6.40 per barrel. sode ryhefr25cnsad3
brelt 2nd pat. flour at $5.00 percetprlbI
Good 2nd pat. flour at $5.75 per Ago re ofewrhi et
Best new crop Georgia cane syrup Tebs iewrh813adi
39 cents per gallon. cnsa b o 5cns
Best genuine muskavado molasses Ago iesl t~cnsol
39 cents per gallon.2lb toacsoe at7bsfr 5
A good molasses sold the world
over for 40 cents our price 29 cents Bet3conrinso th 5cnt
per gallon. a oga hyls t4lsfr2
A good 35 cents molasses for this
Isale 20 cents per gallon. io b etfl ra wnces
Best standard granulated sugar 15gaated ogta asciie
lbs per $1.0o. Tejbeswudlk obyte
Coffee by the wholesale. All our te ot 0cnsprl n;1
coffees are reduced to the lowest pos- cns
sible price. Arbucles coffee 15 cents
per lb. A good choice parched coffee Sadr eoieol' et e
at ii ~ ~ ~ centspelbgaon only 2 ll s to a customer. 1
Col Tpeca btiv yood gen deafee whth et
I ae.Cm tb See us csomer oay bfr2
Corner Main r~d.Nance Stets.Nebr,S.C