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Palmetto Bank & TruE
not in hand, nor assess
, nor in process of co)
.come either fron cas
,. licec - .rw
er. S::.:en- 1.. pay sai
addition .: .-r<inarv eN
of the : T:at the tot
of the : :,ron all source
uly ii:h. ;m. un:il the terr
council In otice expire,
il, 1903. x:- S1376.8.. That th
-income :,e town from a
rces from 11: jnlv. 1002. to th
t day of Decemher. I902. was $r,
-52. Thus .: will h- ;b n that th
an of Siooo.oc -xa- :> t *i excess c
he income for the town from Jul:
I1th to December 31st. 1902.
Now. at the commencement of th
fiscal year 1903-4. April 22d. the cas]
hook of the council show
In cash on hand $211.7
the :otal income of the year, outsid
0 cash on hand. S1505 21. and includ
'ng cash Si8o6.oz:. t- April 2(6th. Igo
The expenditure, for the fiscal yea
.-03-4 were $1743.o6. of which 162.0
were paid 23rd June. 1903, in full o
note for Si,o.oo and interest: $6oo.o
7th January. 1903. in full of note t
the Bank of Prosperity up4n whicl
council had received $387.47 in mon
ey: S4.40 27th January, 1903, as inter
est on note overdue: SSo.oo 9t]
March. 1903. note to the Bank o
Prosperity-making total paymert
notes. discout,t. interest. etc., o
S846.40. leaving as expended other
wise $897.56. That the total incom
of the town from January 1. 1903, t,
January 1. 1904. was $1504.17; an
from January i, 1904, to Novembe
4th, 1904, $1292.00.
I find that the note of $iooo.oo ti
the Bank of Prosperity has bee
pledged by it, in due course of busi
ness, as security for its debts, but a
to whom so pledged, or the natur
of the transfer there was no testi
I do not find that council hav
threatened to pay the $iooo.oo not
to the Bank of Prosperity exclusive
ly out of the taxes of the town, as th
testimony will sustain the lindini
that it was cuuncil's purpose to pa:
this debt, as well as all others, ou
of the general income whether th
same be collected from taxes, rentE
licenses, fines. or otherwise.
I find that the plaintiffs. or a
least sonqe of them. kiew of tM
purchase of the lot, saw the buildinj
being erected upon it. knew of th
creation and existence of the debt ti
the Palmetto Bank & Trust Co., an:
of other debts, or ought to havy
known of theim or could have know:
of them. That itemized statement
of the receipts and expenditures o
the town, includinrg the cost of lo
and town hall. market house ani
guard house, before their congpletio3
and before the transfer of the deb~
from the Palmetto Bank & Trust Cc
to the Bank of Prosperity, were pub
dished or posted, in the newspaper o
at public places in said towvn eac:
quarter for the information of th<
citizens of the town of- Prosperity
That besides showing the receipt
and expenditures, these published o
posted statements also contained;
showing of the indebtedness of th
town and to whom due, and plaintiff
could, upon application, have easil:
scertained the indebtedness of :th
town from its clerk and treasurer,i
they did not otherwise.know,an~d.ha<
no other source from which to ge
this information. It does not appea
that plaintiffs ever complained t<
council tif the expenditures of mone;
for the erection of this building, bu
that they acquiesced in its erecio:
and the contracting of the debts du
to this unusual expeoditure, of -whici
they must have ignown. As to th
advisability, as to the absolute neces
sity, of the erection of a guard hous<
market house, meeting place. fo
council where they might transac
the business of the town, room fo
the storing and k-eeping the tools a
the town, there can be no contradic
tion. And the testimony shows tha
the town of Prosperity, with its 8o
inhabitants. 20 odd 'business houses
one-half dozen or more churches
high school for whites, school fo
colored children. two railroads. tw,
banks, a cotton oil mill, two liver
and sale stables, telephone systerr
telegraph office. t-we railroad depots
one hotel, dispensary, 'an ntteliigen
community, surrounded by a- pros
perous county, and steadily growing
could dot have well:afforded to hav
The v reat increase in pro
duction vf eggs has given
s .'International Poultrv Food",
wonderful reputation all over
every State. We guarantee
that it cannot be fed to hens
at any time, winter or sum
mer, without showing a large
e increase in eggs. You do not
have to use the food at an
extra expense because it will
make you more monev after
deducting its cost. One ext ra
egg per month wili pay the
entire cost of feeding it and
often more than doubles the
supply. It contains no poison
ous or injurious ingredients
and bas very superior merits.
It Gives a Glossy
It prevents sickness, pro
motes good health, causes
young chicks to grow very
rapidly, invigorates the diges
f hL tive organs, supplies material
for bone, muscle and feathers,
and is very beneficial during
moulting season. It invig
1 orates the egg producing or
gans and hens will lay more
It will prepare your chick
1 ens for the market more rap
idly than any other prepara
tion and has been used for
years by prominent chicken
where its citizens might meet and
where public entertainments might
I be held. These were the motives and
- reasons, as it appears, why council,
e as they thought supported by the
best citizenship of the town, went for
- ward, without hindrance, in their
work in the erection of this building.
It might be said that the building
was erected at actual cost, that is, at
- a colt for the la-bor performed and at 1
first cost price of the material, furni
1 ture, fixtures, and other furnishings
r of the building. The town hall is
t being used by the entire population
) of the town, by plaintiffs as well as
defendants, the market house is a
wonderful irrl,rovenient over the old
t ie. and brings in good rent, and the
rd house is a terror to the evil
r (i__ 3 of an otherwise peaceful town.
SJust such a guard house is an abso
> lute necessity. In appearance, this
I building is an ornamentt. the town.
3 Its apartments are well arranged and;
I answer the demands of the place.
f Henry C. Holloway, Referee
- fthe Condition of the First National
- Bank at Whitmire, in the State of
rSouth Carolina, at the Close of Busi-:
rness, March 14th, 1905.
Loans and discounts........$85,233 991
-Overdrafts, secured and un
s secured............. .. ... 1,421 91
rU. S. Bonds to secure circu
i Banking house, furniture and
e fixtures..................... 1 00
s Due from National Banks (not
reserve agents)......... 4,331 39
i' Due from approved reserve
e agents..................... 381 61~
I Notes of other Nat'l Banks 190 00
IFractional paper currency,
-I nickels, and cents........... 323
t jLAWF~UL MONEY RESERVE IN .
r IBAYXE, VIZ:
Specie. . . ....... ..... 740 20
ILegil-te'nder notes..570 00-1,310 20
SRedemption fund with U. S.
tTreasurer (5 p. c. 'of circu
1 lat ion)...................... 312 50
ef Total................$99,435 83
'~ I LIABILITIES.
e Capital stock paid in.......$25,000 00
-Surplus fund.................. 2,500 00
Undvidd .rofts,less ex
' penses and taxes paid......1,983 20
r Nat'l Bank notes outstanding 6,250 00
t Individual deposits subject to
r check ...................... 51,252 44
rCashier's checks outstanding 2.450 19
i Notes and bills rediscounted 10,000-00
ti Total...........--.-- ,435 83
SISTATE OF SOUTH CAROUINA,
COUNTrY OF NEWBERRY, ss: j
I, J. K. S. Ray, Cashier of the above
'named bank, do solemnly swear that
r the above statement is true to the best
,of my knowledge and belief.
J. K. S. RAY, Cashier.
SSubscribed and sworn to before me
,this 20th day of March, 1905.
- R. R. Jeter,
F. M. Setzler,
e Wmn. Coleman,
We Are ALents
And will back
up all guaran
tees made by
. . them . ..
GiIdl Weeks I Hulter
The Right Drug Store.
Business, Home, Land,
Farms, Stocks, Bonds,
We do want every body to at least
know that we buy sell, rent, negotiate
loans and take assignments. Then it
will be no fault of ours if they do not
avail themselves of the advantages to
be had by dealing with us. We are
the fairest and squarest people in the
world. We do not charge you one
cent unless we effect a deal.
Perhaps you do not know how easy
it is to have a little nest tL:-it you
can call your own. Listen! We will
buy exactly the place you want, build
you a house and give you as long as
you want to pay for it, and our pay
ments will not amount to any more
than you are paying rent.
We have homes from $6oo to $g,
ooo and handle other real estate val
ned at $125,000.
We want to buy all kinds of good
securities. Stocks, Bonds, Real estate
and mortgages. When you offer it
to us kindly state plainly what you
want for them as we get our commis
sion out of the price you name to us,
and it facilitate business generally.
'We have several nice residences to
rent cheap. call early this morning
as we also have applicants.
Very truly yours,
Rowland G. Spearman & Co.
Why Rob Yourself of More
Than 3 Cents per Pound'
Do you want to get from 10
to 11 cents for cotton next fall
while other cotton only brings
6 1-2 to 7cts?
Do you want to grow cotton
that will bring a difference in
price .sufficient to more than
pay for the picking and fertilizer?
In fact will almost cover the en
ti're expense of making[the crop?
If so, I can furnish you the
seed. Every ten bales will
bring $125.00 to $150.00 more
than other varieties. 50 bush
els will plant 50 to 60 acres,
should make 40 to 50 -bales,
put in your pocket from $500 -
00 to $750.00. One year's
experience with these seed will
convince you that this state
ment is true. I am planting
only Florodora this year.
Well bred Berkshire and ~
Poland China Pigs for Sale.
J. A. BURTON.
WhiTh is Printed
ou Every Label.
Bay, pay for and use one
25 cent box or one 50 cent box
or one $1.00 size box of "In
ternational Poultry Food" as
directed and if it fails to ful
fill our claims write to our
office and we will refund your
money. We will pay any one
$100 iE cash if we ever refuse
Also C -apest to Use.
Our 25 cent box contains
100 feeds for 12 fowls. Our
$1.00 size box contains 400 <
feeds for 12 fowls. You can
not afford to pay 25 cents per :
box for some other kinds that i
only contain 25 feeds. 100 L
feeds for 25 cents is certainly 1
very much cheaper than 25
feeds for 25 cents. We save
you 75 feeds over other kinds.
;TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, C
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY
IN COMMON PLEAS COURT.
-harles E. Summer, Harrison C.
Summer and George W. Summer,
firm name of Summer Brothers,
Elmira McCord, et al, Defendants.
By an order of the court herein, I
ill sell before the court house at
Lewberry S. C., between the legal
iours of sale, on salesday in April, J
905, all that tract or plantation of
and lying and being situate in the
ounty and State aforesaid, contain
ng One Hundred Thirty-eight and
Dne-half (138 1-2) Acres, more or
ess, bounded by lands of Mrs. A. C.
:aldwell, J. C. S. Brown, and estate
>f Dr. T. C. Browvn, deed of said land
>eing recorded in volume 7, page 647,
n the office of register of mesne con
-eyance for Newberry county.
Terms of sale: One-third of the
mrchase money to be paid in cash
md the balance on a credit of one
mud two years, with leave to the pur
:haser to anticipate payment in whole
r in part. The credit portion to be
ecured by a bond of the purchaser
nd a mortgage of the premises sold,
ith interest thereon at the rate of
~ight per cent. per annum from day
)f sale. Purchaser to pay for papers
.nd recording of same.
H. H. Rikard, Master.
daster's Office, Newberry, S. C., I
ihockley & Livingston!
Contractors and Builders
Wood or Brick Build
Estimates, Plans and
Furnished on Applica
Shop and Office in Rear
R. C. Williams' Store.
Repairs of all kinds
Mantles, Door and
Window Frames made
o order. Turned Cot
Llmns and. Balusters
urnished sa applica
All Work First Clssa.
At Home to Stay.
\\ l1! nI b .zh~: out: the i>usinesi- o~
be i:.war - ier . ii Fei>ruary. 1904
: e re:-:i from the road at
he c -e fat :e:.ri. a:i to take
har:..;e :y buie.,s h- rv at home.
\!U:n I :,a in New York iast Sep
embr m e: .oers .'rnod.Con
table Co., i'isistcr! tpoi my niak
rig th' pring ri r th whic h
uld take t:ie ui ahu the Lst.
i this muith. I agreed to do this
nid could he remain-1ed longer. but
on11clude it was bes: for me to re
ire now, because my purpose in re
iring was to be with my family and
(e)njoy some of the pleasures of
one life which I have in a great
ueasure been deprived of for more
han sixteen years. The question of
ollars and cents did not enter into
t. If it had I might have been tempt
d ti continue traveling but it
lid not. and I am here :o cast my lot
tith the good people of Newberry
otinty. my adopted home, and hope
n the conduct of my business and ir,
i! the relations that mayhereafter ex
st between us our dealings shall be of
he pleasantest character, and that
shall have their confidence and ip
My road life. while surrounded
vith a great many trials and difficul
ies, was brightened in many places.
long the way by my success and the
indness of my customers, who were
riends as well as customers. To give
ny friends in Newberry a little idea.
f some of the friends I made, I wil
opy a letter just received from one
f the leading dry goods houses in
J. R. Millner & Co.
The Busy Store
'Dry Goods, Notions, Carpets, Rugs.
"Lynchburg, Va., March 25, 1905'.
'Mr. A. C. Jones, care Arnold, Con
table & Co., INew York.-Dear Mr.
'ones: Your letter of the 23rd inst.
'eceived, and while I am not surpris
!d at its contents after my last con
rersation wlth you, still I regret that.
rou have severed your connection
vith the firm before completing the
all season. I hope, however, the
hange will prove beneficial and pro
'itable to you; and that you mayt
neet with success in whatever line"
>f business you engage. Our relations
iave always 'been of the most pleas
Lnt, and I shall miss you both in
..ynchburg and New York. Assuring
rou of my very best wishes, and hop--.
ng that I shall have the pleasure of
eeing you at an early date, I am.
"Very truly yours
(Signed) "J. R. Millner.
This was one of my best custom
'rs in Virginia, but there are mnyn
~thers in that and other states of my
erritory who treated me with great
:indness, whom I shall remember
vith a great deal of pleasure as long
.s I live.J
Mv frienids in Newberry have en
oyed, to a certain extent, the bene
its of my business on the road', for
tI of it, except what I have used for
ravelin,g expenses, has, been spiut
Ind~invested here. Now as I tak..
uold 'of my store business I do so
toping by .strict attention to th&
ame, and the assistance of Mr. Win.
2.Ewart an~d Me Walter B.. Walaces
o make 'our store the shopping place
>f every one in this city and county
Me expect to carry in stock the best'
hinigs in Clothing, Shoes, Hats.
?ants, Men's Furnishing Goods,
;hirts, Hosiey, Neckwear, Suspendirs,.
jloves, Handkerchiefs, UmbreBas,
:tc., at the lowest cash prices. Our
notto shall be to give our custom-.
:rs as. much 'good merchandise for'
heir money as they can get a
vrhere and we hope by
>ohcy t,o increase ottr btssinaa.
dll of our friends. Come auzseni
>ften. Tell your frends abot*-t*,. -
A. C. Jones..