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The Town of I
ESTIMATED LOSS IS
OVER FIFTY- THOUSAND
SIX STORES COMPLETELY DESTROYED.
Only One Store Left Standing-FIre Or
iginated in Aull & Hipp's EstaD
Pomaria one of Newberry coun
ty's progressive towns, was almost
completely wiped out yesterday
morning by a fire which raged for
four hours, leaving only one store,
the oil mill, the depot and two or
three warehouses standing.
The loss as estimated by one of
the sufferers will aggregate over
fifty thousand dollars, about two
thirds of which, it is estimated, was
..overed by insurance.
The fire was first seen in Aull &
Hipp's mercantile establishment,
the alarm being given by the whis
tle at the Pomaria oil mill, which
had been running during the night
It was between 3:30 and 4 o'clock
when the alarm was sounded, and
one of the first to reach the scene
says that when he got there Aull &
* ipp's store was completely envel-1
oped in the flames, and the work
of thefire-fighters was utterly hope
less from the beginning. Pomaria
has no regular fire department, but
the whole town went to work in the
attempt to save the property, if
possible. For four hours the work
was kept up, but .the fire had gain
ed too great a headway, and kept
spreading from one store to anoth
er until the entire row of buildings,
with one exception, was destroyed.'
The only store left -standing was'
that of Glymph Bros. which wvas at
the end of the row, and which was
saved by reason of the fact that
there was a vacant lot between it
and the other buildings, and that
* there was a timely change in the,
wind as the fire reached that point.
The first store destroyed, as sta
ted. was that of Aull & Hipp, the
store nearest the Columbia road.
The value o'f the stock carried is
roughly estimated at about $15,ooo.
Setzler Brothers' store was the
/next destroyed, the value of this
stock also being placed at about
From Setzler Brothers' estab'
lishment the fire spread to the
store of C. H. C6unts. Mr. Counts'
stock is estimated at about $2,500,
and it is stated that he saved some
$3oo\or $400 wvorth of stock.
Graham & Wilson's store was
* next destroyed, their stock being
estimated at about $3,500, withI
only about $150 of stock saved.
W. E. Koon's store, next de
stroyed, held a stock, it is estimated,
valued at about $2,500, and the val
ue of Hentz Brothers: stock, which
wvas the last property destroyed, is
placed at abou~t 9 ooo.
It will be seen that the loss, as
here -oughly esimated reaches a
few thousan- I less than fifty thous
and dollars and that when the
value of the i:uildings is added, it
will exce'ed fifty thousand dollars.
The estir.aates were mrade as here
given by one of those wvho lost
heavily. and who wvas familiar with
the property dlestroyed.
As to the amount of insurance.
it has been difficult to secure any
definite information, but it is esti
mated that thle insurance will cov
er about two-thirds of the loss.
amounting to between thirty and
thirty-five thousand dollars.
The waehouses of Aull & Hipp
i Out By Fire
and of Setzler Brothers were saved
There was a hard fight to save thes<
buidings. It is estimated that th<
value of the stock contained ii
these warehouses is about thre<
thousand dollars each. In additioi
to. these two warehouses, the oi
mill, the depot, the depot warehousi
and Gymph Brothers store are stil
The postoffice was contained ii
the store of Graham & Wilson
Most of the postoffice property wa:
Mr. Wilson of the firm of Gra
ham & Wilson, who lost heavily ii
the fire, was in Newberry a fev
hours after the destruction of hi
town, and gave a vivid descriptioi
of the fire. He said that he wa
awaskened by the oil mill whistl
shorty after 3:30 o'clock, and tha
when he reached the scene Aull 8
Hipp's store was a mass of flame!
from one end to the other. At thi.
time, he said, there was no hope o
saving any of the property whicl
was destroyed, but the work wa
kept up during the whole fou
hours while the fire raged. He es
timated his stock at $3,500, not in
cluding the building, and state(
that the firm's insurance covere<
about two-thirds of the, loss. Hi
thought, he said, that the value:
placed on the different stocks a
given above, were about correct
and that the estimate of insuranc<
would not miss the true figures far
Until the fire began Pomaria wa:
a prosperous community. When i
ended the town had been almos
completely wiped away. The los
Whereas, our dear Heavenl:
Father in His infinite love and wies
dom has seen fit to remove b
death from our Sunday. school Mal
colm G. Shealy, therefore be it- re
1. That we as members of M\t
Olivet Sunday school bow in hum
ble submission to God's divine wvill
2. That we have lost one of ou:
best members-he joining at ai
3. That we extend our dleepes
sympathy to the bereaved famil:
and pray God's richest blessing
Friends and lovedl ones Malli
is lot dead but only sleeping. Sel
dom do we find on record suel
beautiful words from a dying
young man as were spoken by' Mal
lie. Just before passing the deej
valley and shadow of death he se
lected the text from the Psalmist
"The Lord is my refuge an<
strength, -a very present help ii
time of trouble'' and gave thi
sweet assurance that he wvas going
on to await our coming to tha
bright home..Parents, brothers an<
sisters do not: mourn as one wh<
has no hope.
4. That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the bereaved famn
ily, also to the county papers fo:
Maude Lee Etheredge
Luther WV. Derrick,
Cole. S. Wessinger,
Cora E. WVise.
L. J. Jordan, an Anderson ne
gro, killed his son WVesley with a
)room stick on last Friday. Th<
bo was about nineteen years old
and had been unruly, and the fath
er undertook to chastise him. He
struck the boy a sharp blow across
the head, and he sank into a chail
and r1ieA in a few minutes.
County Cotton Association.
The Newberrv county cotton as
sociation is called to meet at New
berry court house on Saturday, the
23rd of December, at i i o"clock,
a. m. to elect delegates to the New
Orleans convention which meets
on January the i th, 12th and 13th,
The delegates elected to the
meeting of the 9th, will serve at
this meeting. All business men of
the county are invited to meet with
the association at this meeting.
. The committees appointed to col
lect the three cents per bale tax
will push the collection. and send
the money to Mr. G. F. Long at
once as you see from the letter of
President Smith that the money is
R. T. C. Hunter,
PRESIDENT SMITH'S LETTER.
Dear Sir:-The year is rapidly
drawing to a close and the report of
our state has got to be made up,
our account balanced and a general
settlement made. Will you please
forward to us at once if possible
what funds you have on hand to be
remitted to this office. Several of
the counties have collected their en
tire three cent tax besides quite a
nice voluntary contribution.
Hoping you will attend to this
matter at once, and that you will
keep'the work going, I remain.
E. D. Smith.
Pres. S. C. A. S. C. Div.
The city ejection was held on
Tuesday. The regular ticket as
t nominated in the primary was elec
ted th-ough, the vote was very light
The people should turn' out and
vote more generally in the regular
election. If they do not some time
.they may find the regular nomi
nees defeated. In Wardi 5 M. P.
Lake received 23 votes. He says he
did not vote.and his son did not
and he did not have any tickets
printed. WVe should all have re*
gard for the oath we take in the
primary to support the nominees.
One way to support them is to turr
out andl vote in the regular election.
The new council will be sworr
in Tuesday night and will take
tcharge on Wednesday.
Nearly 2,000 acres of best land
Sin Newberry County. One half
-under cultivation. Labor on it toc
run 20 horse farm. 4 miles from
railway station. 'Will cut to suit
-purchasers. If not sold by January
1st will be withdrawn from the
market. Terms reasonable. Price
low. Great opportunity for home
Iseekers and investors.
WV. K. Sligh.
SNotice of Opening Books of Subscription.
SPursuant to a commission is
sued to us as corporators of the
Prosperity Drug Company. oi
Prosperity, S. C., books of sub
scription of the capital stock of said
proposed corporators will be open
ed on Saturday the 16th day
of December, 1903, at the office
of the Prosperity Drug Company in
Prosperity, S. C.
G. Y. Hunter,
I J. S. Wheeler.
J. J. Dominick.
J. I. Bedenbaugh.
LOST, Strayed or Stolen-One
gray mule 15 hands high, 9 years
old. Left Duncan place. No. 4 town
ship December 6. Reward if re
turned to A. T. Brown's stables.
- J. C. Duncan.
DISPENS A RY INVESTIGATING COMMI TTEE
Called to Meet in Colunbia 1,ext n
day --othiing St-riling Likely to
Chairm-ia;i J. T. Hay has called
a meeting, of the dispensary inves
tigating committee to be held at
Wright's Hotel, in Columbia, on
Monday, December 18, at 12
o'clock. It is expected that the
committee at this meeting will take
action looking towards -getting in
shape its report to be submitted to
the approaching session of the gen
eral assembly. It is not known
whether or not this wil be the last
session of the committee before the
O'Neall Lodge K. of P.
At a regular convention of
O'Neall lodge, No. 154. Knights of
Pythias, held on Wednesd;4y night,
the following officers were elected
for the ensuing year:
C. C.-J. M. Guin.
V. C.-Jno. K. Aull.
Prelate-I. 0. Burton.
K. R. S.-F. H. Campsen.
M. of F.-F. H. Campsen.
M. of E.-B. B. Hallman.
M\. of W.-P. F. Baxter.
M. of A.-B. B. Leitzsey.
I. G.-F. L. Youngblood.
0. G.-F. H. Girk.
The retiring chancellor com
mander Mr. Fred H. Dominick,
will tender the lodge a supper on
the night of Wednesday, December
27. The lodge has prospered un
der Mr. Dominick's administration,
and goes i-to another year, with
Mr. Guin at its head, with yet
brighter prospects. Past Chancel
lor Commander Cole L. Bease rep
resented the lodge at the last ses
sion of the grand lodge.
Cards are out announcing the
marriage of Miss Azile Pool and
Dr. W. E. Pelham, Jr., both of
Newberry, on'-December 28th. The
ceremony wvill be performed by
Rev. G. A. Wright in the First
Baptist church after which a re
ception will be given by the parents
of the bride at their residence.
Remember the Poor.
The Bachelor Maids ask that
this joyous Christmas time, soon to
be upon us, the poor and needy be
remembered. Their organization,
which is altogether one for charity,
has at the banks. book store and
other public places little banks in
which those desiring to give to
charity deposit their money. Let us
remember the poor in this day of
I Nothing but M'oney.
One of the comedy hits of the
Iseason will be presented at the op
*era house on Thursday evening en
titled "Nothing But Money" writ
ten by Joe Ott of "The Dazzler"
and "The Star Gazer" fame intro
ducing Abbott Davison as "Old
Sport Davie," a sporty tramp. Mr.'
Davison is a very wecll known
comedian and baritone, having ap
peared for the past few seasons in
a number of large musical comedies
Iand comic operas such as Marie,
Cahill company in "Nancy'Brown"
Otovo Opera company, etc.
"Nothing But Money" was writ
ten for laughing purposes only, is a
combination of catchy songs, bright
lines and funny situations. The
supporting company is composed of
carefully selected singing and (lanc
ing artists of ability, especially en
gaged for their certain talent in
portraying indvidual characters,
makng the ro ction an artistic
comed an ess.
-''.%C7 - o0f A -Y
NewberrianIs and Those W1
The Card club will meet Fr
afternoon with Irs. Lamt
Mr. and Mrs. I. n is, of Spartan
burg, spent a few days ;n the cit
with relatives this week.
Rev. M% O. J. fKreps, of Prosper
ity was i the city vestciday.
Rev. C. M. Boyd, of Prosperity,
will preach at King's Creek on next
Sunday morning. There will be a
congregational meeting immediate
ly after service.
FOR SALE-Two nice milch cows
with young calves, Also one
harness and saddle horse, 6 years
old. Apply to
J. S. J. Suber,
Strother, S. C.
WANTED-The under'signed will
buy mineral and timber lands.
Give as full description as possible
in first letter and mail me -small
specimems of minerals. Address
B. F. A. Saylor,
Asheville, N. C., Box 357
IT'S VALUE in sickness has been
tried and proved. In the home
it is not safe to be without it.
Shaw's Pure Malt. For' Sale at
SALESMAN WANTED to look
after our interest in Newberfy
and adjacent counties. Salary or
The Victor Oil Company,
LOST-At Vaughnville last Sun
day, a lady's gold watch, hunt
ing case, monogram on watch, "0.
W.,on fob "J. W.". Send infor
mation to Miss Oehlese William
son, Vaughnville or this office.
CAR LOAD NMULES-AT
Knighton's stables. Call and see
them. A. L. Knighton & Co.
FOUND-The Riglht Place to Buy
Furni.ture at Shelley & Summer's.
OYSTERS-Fresh Norfolk Oysters
at 30, 40 and 50 dents per quart at
S. B. Jones'.
WANTED-Your collars and
cuffs to launder. The Laurens'
Steam laundry is represented at the
Herald and News office and your
patronage is solicited. Satisfaction
SEND me your subscription to any
of the Magazines and Fashion
books Mayes' Book Store.
MONEY to loan on real estate in
Town and County. Apply to
Mower & Bynum,
EarhaFdt, Stewart & Wells, Mgrs
First- Appearance in this City of
The Well-Known Comedian,
"OLD SPORT DAVIE"
In the Latest Musical Success
Nothing But Money
By Joe Ott.
Supported by a Big Company of
Singers and Dancers Introducing
ALL NEW SONGS.
Fine. Fast, Fiery,
The Comedy Hit of the Season
Funny, Family, Farce.
Prices, 75, 50 and 25 cents.
Reserved Seats now on sale at
Gildr, Weeks aliunter's.