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able Comedy in Two Acts to
Presented in Prosperity on
r. Bob." a cwmed: in two acts.
be presented in the city hall in
rosperity on Friday night by the
Literary Sorosis. Those who will
take part have' been giving careful
study to their parts and the perfor
mance promises t be Quccessful in
every respecf. and there will no doubt
be a large audience ' in attendaice.
Following is thi casfof characterg:
Philip Royson-George Brown.
Robert Brown,. clerk of Benson and
Benson-E. W. X. erts.
Jenkins, Miss Rebecca% butler-F.
Rebecca Luke, a maiden lady
Miss Della Bowers.
Katherine Rogers, .her niece-Miss
Marion Bryant. Katherine's friend
-Miss Lillie Mae Russell.
Patty. Miss Rebecca's maid-Miss
The play is presented for the bene
fit of the lyceum cours'.
A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.
Forty-Nine Buildings Burned in
Brookland, Across the River
More than half the town of Brook
land, across the river from Columbia.
was swept by fire on Saturday night.
The fire burned a path through
the town from end to end and about
two blocks in width. In the burned
district there was not a thing remain
ing except the skeleton-like chim
neys. A small part of the wall of
Dr. F. L. Sandell's brick building is
still standing. -This was the only
brick building in the town. From
the site where Boyers store had
been, which was the place where the
fire originated, to the open fields on
Lhe south and west, where the fire
fiend stopped for a lack of fuel, noth
ing was left.
The total number of -houses burned
is 49. The total loss is $66,$$$. This
amount will be partially offset by
about $40,ooo insurance. The heavi
est losers are Dr. E. L. Sandell,
Shull & Dent, M. H. Witt, Shuler &
Lybrand, George W. Lybrand, S. A.
Moak and L. W. Moak.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
There has been much speculation as
to who would succeed Col. James L.
Orr as president of the Piedmont
mills and of the Orr mill. Mr. W.
D. Beattie, of Greenville, and Mr. J.
D. Hammett, of Honea Path. have
It is reported from Gaffney that
the Piedmont Mineral Springs com
pany, which was recently incorporat
ed with a capital stock of $25,000. will
build a new 'hotel and erect a num
ber of cottages at Piedmont springs
and will make the place an ideal sum
Mr. J. T. Smith, Jr., a promin'ent
citizen of Williston, was shot irom
ambush while iiding 'through a nar
row strip of woods about a mile from
Wflliston <>n Friday evening. Mr.
Smith was returning from his farm.
Two shots were fired and t-he horse
was seen coming out of-dhe. woods
without its rider. Both sho.ts took
effect. Mr. Smith's watch was mis
sing, giving color to the theory of
robbery as the motive for the crime.
T'he Columbia boat company has
been chartered, a sufficient amount of
the c'apital of $20,ooo having been
subscribed, and work on building the
boat will commence at once.
The green grocery store of W.: H.
Swain, in Spartanburg. was broken
open on Thursday night. the sate
rolled from the very fromt of the
store, out the rear door, and the door
battered open with a sledge hammer.
the robbers securing from $70 to $8o.
The daring robbery occurred, in the
business part of the city.
Edgar Sampson. a negro boy 18
years old, attempted a crimi
nal assault upon the 6-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Rivers, in Columbia,
on last Tuesday. The cries of the
child frightened off the brute and the
Sent f.)r, the casc was L;uietly worked
up and the negro aas l cated in an
News reached Fdgefield that lr.
John C. Bussey. a section foreman.
formerly of Edgefield county, was
killed near Sneed's a small station in
Georgia. his death being the result of
deotion to duty. Mr. Bnssey with
his force was traveling on the rail
road in a hand car, which they at
tempted to take off the track rut of
the way of an approaching: train.
While engaged in the work Mr. Bus
sey was killed. The car was remov
ed and the train went on its way in
Mr. A. E. Carmichael. who con
ducts a small fruit store in Florence,
was murderously assaulted and rob
bed on Thursday night, as he was go
i-)g to his room, in one of the princi
pal thoroughfares of the city.' He
was struck over the head with some
blunt instrument and his pockets
were rifled, about ninety dollars and
a watch being taken. It was not
known what the result of the wound
All persons are warned not to hire
or harbor my daughter. Ellen Schum
pert, who is a minor, without my
Queen Ann Victoria Schumpert.
Rowland 6. Spearman & Co.,
BRO0 ER= .
Wants and Offerings.
REAL ESTATE WANTED.
One six room residence, must be
One ; room cottage. good well,
s'ade, must be in desirable.
Three lots for residences, to build
Two brick stores on main street.
Farm near Jalapa, S. C. 300 acres.
Farm near Little Mountain, S. C.
Farm about one and half miles
from Newberry, with good pasture.
branches, creeks. and springs add to
To shares Abbeville Cotton Mill.
13 shares Newberry Cotton Mills.
5 shares Commerciel Bank.
-shares National Bank stock.
-shares Savings Bank.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
33,oo residence, just 3 blocks from
$630 residence, a nice little home
for a workingman.
$300 farm near Maybinton. S. C.
83 acres of good land.
$65 small lot near old mill hill.
$75 nice small lot near Old mill
We want: Three houses and lots
near town or a suitable place to build
at once, can pay cash.
A farm near Jalapa, S. C., about
A farm near Little Mountain, S. C.,
and one close to any good rail road
We can use in limited lots the fol
2'6,ooo-One two story wood frame
sto,re house fronting on Main and
McKibben streets, right in the busi
.ness portion of our city, suitable for
large General Merchandise business.
$3,5oo-One ten room residence
containing one half acre and fronting
the Lutheran church within one
block of the Graded schools, four
blocks from the business portion of!
the town and one half mile from~
$6.ooo New two room house and
ten acres, one mile from town. Party
desires to move nearer to town.
$I,4oo-Six room house two blocks
from business part of town lot 55xizo
feet and fronting one of the principal
$3,ooo-Eight room house on 3-4
acre lot. I-2 mile from business por
Cabbage Plants & Se
Cabbagte Plants for sale, and now ready fc
"Charleston Large Type Wakefield". two earl
named., 'Succession,"' "Augusta Trucker"
best fiat-head varieties and head in rotation as nam~
over 51.25 per 1o0o; 1o.ooo and over. $1 per rooo. T1
pu rchaser paying return charges on money. Ou
Sea Coast, and we understand growing them iri
seve re cold without injury. Plants crated for shipt
low rates for prompt transportation by Souther
buy cheaper than mine. I sell good planits. No
I guarantee those that I ship to be true to type an'
chased from two of the most reliable seed hous
price to any dissatisfiod customer at end of season.
Our Cotton Seed. Lint of our Long Staple'a
Charleston on Dec. 2, at'yec. per pound. Seed $1.25
My spe cialty: Prompt Shipment, True Varietic
plant business for thirty-fire vears.
Wm.C. (iER.ATV-Th C"babg
ion of town. 1-4 mile of college,
..hort distance to churches, supplied
with artesian water, good orchard,
Fine fruit and plenty of shade, as fine
I residence as in the town.
$4.ooo-One eight room dwelling,
two acre lot, fine orchard.
$9.ooo-8 1-2 acres containing one
of the most desirable residences in
the town. Inside finished in hard
wood. Artesian and well water, nice
garden and pasture, beautiful lawn
and shade trees, vineyard, orchard,
pecan and walnut trees, tenant house,
barn stables, etc., about one mile
From business part of town. Situated
:>n highest part of town.
$8oo-Each for four room cottage,
all adjoining one half mile from town
containing artesian water in each
louse, rent for 7.50 per month each.
$i,8oo-Cash 4 acres, containing
ten tenant houses, that rent for$24o.oo
per annum. This is a 14 per cent.
investment for someone. One and
a half miles from town.
STOCKS FOR SALE.
Orangeburg cotton mill 7 per cent.
Ninety Six Cotton Mill.
Laurens Cotton Mill
Grendel Mills, Greenwood, S. C.
National Bank of Newberry.
Bank of Prosperity.
Carlonton Oil Mill Co. Carlonton,
Cross Hill Oil and Hoisery Mill,
Cross Hill, S. C.
Clinton Cotton Mills Clinton, S.
Lydia Cotton Mills, Clinton, S. C.
Greenwood Cotton Mills, Green
wood, S. C.( Common,)
Mollohon Cotton Mfg. Co. (Com
mon) and 7 per cent pfd.
Carolina Mfg. Co. 7 per cent. pre
ferred and common.
We are the people who
keep in close touch with every thing,
making a specialty of Stocks, Bonds,
Real Estate and Mortgages.
$3oo-One new (practically) brick
making machine and automatic cut
We have one house to rent.
Long distance telephone 200 Call
:r write today.
R.. G. Spearman, Manager.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near (., N. & L. De pot.
ifs Leave It
Put a doz. of our Cups and
Saucers with a doz. of any other
dealer's, compare them point
ror point, and we are sure,
quality and price considered,
you wll say that we have the
best CHINA ever sold in-New
berry. Here are some prices:
25 doz. Plates worth $1.00 a
set at 60 cts.
12 doz. Dishes worth $1.00 a
set at 60 cts.
25 doz. Cups arnd Saucers worth
$1.00 a set at 60 cts.
Come in and see our goods.
Island Cotton Seed.
r delivery. "Early Jersey Wakefield" ad
iest sharphead varieties and head in rotation as
md "Short Sterni Flat Diatch," the three
ed. Prices: Single thousand, $'.59; 5.ooo and
erms: Cash with order. or. plants sent C. 0. D.,
r plant beds occupy 35 acres on South Carolina
the open air; tough and hardy; they will stand
ient weigh 20 lbs. per zooo a'id we have special
n Express Co. I know of other plants yon can
cheap "cut rate" plants shipped from my farm,
I name. and grown from high grade seede par
es in the United States. I will refund purchase
'ariety of Sea Island Cottont sold this year in
per bu. lots of xo bu. and over $i per bushel.
s, and Satisfied Customers. I have been in the
et a"Youmr's Island.SC
Early Red V
We have a f
Remember, the Ri
you them for less the
stock to select from.
Sold right. We wan
to buy one of our
for Little Men.
A few specials this a
I lot P. K. for Shiri
for 1 2 I-2c.
I lot Embroideries
worth 15c. for 10c.
I Lot Sea Island, w<
I Lot Checks wortt
I Lot Cheviots for !
For men we have a
that are priced right.
ng Star Peas.
All stock of the va
to this locality.
and carefully se
Seeds that Grow
ERRY, S. C
( FOR A
rt Waist Suit
etty pair of
ght Price Store will sell
Lfn anyone. A nice clean
Bought right and will be
t every lady who has aboy
veek that you can't afford
Waist Suits worth 20c.
for Nainsooke and Lawn,
rth 6I-2c. for 5c.
6c. for 41-2c.
hirts, worth .I Oc. for 8c.
good line of odd pants