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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
oerry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday. April 20, 1906.
The Gaffney Ledger says that every
Cherokee county candidate should be
made to "declare either for or against
good roads.'" It is easy to guess which
way the candidate will declare him
self but it is more doubtful whether
his declaration will result in greatly
increasing .the number of miles of
good roads in Cherokee. Good roads
have to be paid for and the proper
person to declare himself on the is
sue is the tax-payer. Everybody is
"in favor'' of good roads but not all
are willing to help pay for them.
There is more need for road im
provement just now than anything
we know of. Of course they have to
be paid for but money put in them
will pay bigger dividends than in
anything else in which the people
could put it.
It is to be hoped that Senator Till
man has not overlooked this latest
stink coming from the state dispenz
sary. The investigating committee
asked for a list of the purchases made
at the last meeting of the state
board, and the board refused to give
it. That looks bad. On the other
hand the friends of the board charge
that members of the. investigating
committee want certain liquor dealers
favored in the matter of purchases.
The state dispensary has given off
bad odor from the, day it was estab
lished, and it will always do so. It
must be abolished.-Anderson Mail.
It is somewhat difficult to handle
the institution without some one
throwing suspicions on you. It should
The State" of Thursday, 19th
inst., was a great issue, thirty-two
pages, of which .more than half is set
solid. Sixteen pages are devoted .to
reports of real estate conditions in all
the counties of the state, with special
*articles on its climate and soil. The
State is to be congratulated not only
upon its splendid enterprise and up
on this,magninient achievement, but
Sfor its' devotion to the interests of
2South Carolina and the dissemination
of knowledge of the rich resources of
~the state, its development, progress
and opportunity, which must attract
Th'e catastrophe on the Pacific
coast is so appalling in its horror
.that it is almost impossible to con
e eive of its magnitude. Indeed it wvill
be -many days before all the truth is
known. This much is certain that it
is the most destructive earthquake
disaster in our history. The great
earthquake of Charleston in 1886 was
terrible, but that was a minor ca
lamity compared with this. Then
some sixty lives were lost, and $8,000,
000, to $10,000,000 worth of property
~fdestroyed. In San Francisco alone,
with the news already in hand it is
certain that several hundred people
have perished, thousands have been
.injured and perhaps one hundred mil
lion dollars worth of property has
been destroyed by earthquake and
fire. It appears that after the earth
4uake shocks yesterday morning, fire
ibegan to do its work and raged until
it spent itself for lack of fuel to feed
the flames. burning for more than 24
hours. The earthquake had so in
jured the water works that there was
no means of fighting the fire. San
Francisco did not suffer alone. From
Santa Barbara north the damage has
been terrible. It is reported as we go
to press that at Santa Rosa there are
ten thousand homeless people. The
only brights pot amid all the gloom
is in the sympathy that fills all hearts
assuring that such help as can be giv
en will be speedily forthcoming.
A subscription has been opened at
Gilder & Weeks' Drug store. Let us
prove our sympathy by our works.
Good News From Newberry Society.
We claim the honor, I believe, of
being one of the oldest societies in the
state. We have forty members. God
has removed some of our very best
workers, yet we are determined that
the Master' swork shall go on, and
we trust that we may do more this
year than ever before. Our worthy
president has the love and confidence
of every member. We are trying to
build us a new church but this does
not affect our contributions to mis
sions. Our Christmas offering was
over seventy-five dollars. May our
seed-sowing in the Master's field
bring forth an abundant harvest this
year. May God bless you in your
wek. Mrs. A. C. Welh.
The above is from the Baptist Press
NEWBERRY'S rAIRY GROWTH.
The Truth About Real Estate and its
Values Seems Stranger Than
The above headlines captioning the
letter of the Newberry correspondent
o"The State.'' in its great real es
tate edition of yesterday truthfully
epitomize the story. He says:
If the full story of the real estate
development in the city of Newberry
and Newberry county during the past
ten years were told, it would read like
a fairy tale of western boom days.
But here there has been no fictitious
boom, but a healthy, steady, constant
improvement in all conditions,. with
out united effort. This improvement
has been most marked during the past
In Newberry at present the follow
ing public buildings are now bein
erected: The McCaughrin block, two
stories, brick, with five large store
rooms and many offices: the improv
ed Griffin building adjoining; the
Newberry Hardware company's im
mense two story brick building fac
ing on two streets, the P. E. Scott
building which will be one of the larg
est in town, having on the first floor
the newpostoffice and three store
rooms; the new three story Fraternity
hall, being built by the Masons and
Knights of Pythias, with three large
store rooms on the first floor, offices
on the second and splendid lodge room
on the third; and the Newberry col
During the past three years other
public improvements have been the
erection of the following buildings;
Holland Hall, Newberry college; the
Mollohon cotton mill; the Farmers oil
mill plant; R. C. Williams' double
store rooms and the remodelling and
enlargement of the Paysinger, West
and Summer Brothers' store rooms.
The old Crotwell hotel, now operated
by Mr. F. A. Schumpert is being re
modelled and equipped with modern
improvements. Other improvements
to begin within a few months are the
new Baptist church, the court house,
and the remodelling of the Newberry
hotel by adding a third story, chang
ing the second story so as to throw
the dining room to the front.
During the same pei-iod nearly 40
private residences have been built at
an aggregate cost of more than $100,
000, not counting the value of the lots,
many are now being built and others
in contemplation. In these are not in
cluded the large village, surrounding
the Mollohon cotton mill. There is
not a vacant residence within the cor
As an indication of the increase in
values of real estate in Newberry two
illustrations will be sufficient. In Oc
tober last a lot with a small house
sold for $600. The house has been
burned, and the lot is now held at
$1,000. Another property in the burn
ed district was purchased a few years
ago for $1,200,and is now held 'at $4,
The improvements in the town are
simply a result of the general improve
ment in the county. Within three
years 'farm lands in Newberry county
have increased in value not sless than
40 per cent and have increased in
value during the past six months not
les than 15 per cent. The basis of
taxation in the county has been an
estimated 60 per cent of actual value.
The township assessors met on March
9th to revise the assessment, and un
the same basis increased the assess
ment 20 per cent acre over the val
uation of 1902. A property near Ja
lapa, valued a few years ago at $400
was sold for $1,400. It is very dif
ficult to estimate the increased value
of real estate in the county, for the
rea'son that in the best settled sec
tions no land is offered for sale ex
ept in the settlement of estates. In
fact this is practically the condition
throughout the county.
There are yet a few unsettled or
sparsely settled sections at which
land can be purchased at comparative
ly low figures, for example Hunter &
Co. control 10.000 acrres near Whit
mire that can be bought at from,$10
to $15 per acre.
Seeking for the causes of this mar
velous growth and development, it is
not enough to attributet Newberry's
improvement to the general prosperity
almost universally prevailing. The
local cause is the fertility of her soil,
the large percentagd of her acreage
being tillable and wondrously produe
ive, and the progressiveness and in
dustry of her people.
The Mollohon Club will meet Wed
nesday night, April 25th, 1906, at
Smith & Wilson 's store at 8 o 'clock
at the Moloihon Mill for such pur
poses as may come up for considera
A. L. Knight.
Oscar W\ilson. President.
To Delinquent Tax Payers.
The Hon. John L. Epps, County
Treasurer for Newberry County. has
placed in my hands for collection, the
delinquent tax executions for the year
1905. Parties due for delinquent taxes
will please call and settle and save
M. M. Buford,
Newberry, S. C., April 16, 1906.
Important and True.
Have you any trouble with your
teeth or disease in your mouth about
which von would like to consult a
Dentist, a dentist in whom you can
place the utmost confidence to -ive
you not only expert. but honest ad
vice and the best treatment? Call on
or write to Dr. G. R. Harding of
Newbery, S. C. He is without doubt
the most expert, reliable and success
ful specialist in painless extracting
as well as all other dental work. Dr.
Harding is the oldest and most reli
able specialist in dentistry in South
One that has tried him.
Notice to Democratic Clubs.
By order of the state democratic
committee, -at a meeting held On
April 5, 1906, a convention of the
iemocratic party of South Carolina is
malled to take place on May 16, 1906,
in accordance with the provisions of
the constitution of the party.
The presidents of the several demo
eratic clubs of Newberry county are
directed to assemble their clubs on
Saturday, April 28, 1906, for the pur
pose of electing delegates to the coun
ty convention, which will assemble
May 7, 1906, for the purpose of elect
ing delegates to the state convention.
All clubs should meet, reorganize and
elect delegates on April 28th, as
above directed, in order to be entitled
to representation in the county con
vention, and in order to be represent
ed by voting precincts in the coming
S. S. Cunningham,
B. B. Leitzsey, Secretary.
Newberry, S. C., April 12, 1906.
Get Your Easter Suit
The thoughts of the young
men are naturally turned to
Easter Suits about this time,
and if you want the best makes,
the best styles and the best
values, get your suit at my store.
We are also prepared to sup
ply you with the nicest things
of the season in Colored
Fancy ShirtL, Neck
weair, Suspenders, Un
derwear Hosiery, Col
lars & Cuffs, also with the
best things in Shoes.
We have just opened a new
lot from James A. Banister &
Co. and Thompson Bros., and
have the|:Ralston Health Line,
the Excelsior. Shoe Co., and
the American Gentleman, all
N EW H ATS.
Our New Panama hats reached us
today. Come and see them.
The John B. Stetson Co., Hawes
Agency Hat, also all the latest styles
in stiff and soft Hats fron $1 00 to $5.00.
We are expecting!our New Panama
Hats in a few days, also New Straw
Get in the way of coming direct to
my store when you have anything to
buy in Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Men's
You are likely to find what you want
here, and I appreciate your business.
Come and see us often. Tell your
friends about us.
Newberry, S. C.,
April 19, 1906.
Years of Experiene
A Line of Goods N<
C.D & G
The Jalapa Democratic club will
meet at 4 o'clock Saturday, April 28,
1906. S. M. Duncan,
C. A. Matthews, President.
Amity Lodge Notice
The extra communication of Amity
Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M. called to
meet April 23rd, to confer the E. A.
Degree, has been called off. The E. A.
degree will be conferred at the next
Quality and Stoch
considered, I have
by far the cheapest line
of side Combs in New
berry. I am sure thai
you will find it to your
interest to see my
Also have a beauti
ful stock, of Persian
Goes without se
most stylish, far
spring and any
Butggy you are
you a better But
at our stock, we
way, no matter
nor have the mo
rid Will Tell You
rice is the best Te
enables us to place bef,
)t Surpassed by any C
LOWEST TO THE
verything Ladies Desire i
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If You Don't Buy of Us W
The lowest possible prices are the big
8 Boxes Favorite Lye .........
4 Boxes Star Lye .............
1st Patent Flour, sacks . . .
66 096 is wood.
i 's 'fancy.
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2nd " " w o . . . . . .
66 49 is wood ...... ...
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$2,000 worth of Shoes, all kinds, Drum er
under the sun to go at actual wholesale 1
25 lbs.- Standard Granulated Sugar .
100 lbs "
Men's be-t 10c. Socks 8c. pair 2 nr. 15c. 41
We sell for cash, we buy for cash. we sell
Thankig you, one and all for past favor-,
don't buy of us we'll. both lose money. Sil
I- Policy of Life In
I Matured as aniE
LOOKING BACKWARD, from t
plisbment, the owners of matured End
Igreat advantage of regulating by contre
Iother methods of saving depend on tir
pre-suppose the continuance of life.
LOOKING FORWARD to serene a
fled when you have an Endowment poi
Mutual Benefit Lif
Office McCaughrin Building
.ying that we have
iciest, easiest runr
can give you an,
size, and can m2
offered for less m<
ggy for the same m
have some bargair
- whether you want
ney or not. Our ter
ted in Newb
>re our customers
Ither in the City.
i the way of Dress
'11 Both Lose Money.
iest we ever charge. Listen:
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.......... . $490
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. .. . . . .. . . 5.00
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s' samples, the best Shoes
... . .............$1.20
. .. . . . . . 480
)r 25c. 4
we will close by saying: If you
icerely your friends,
BOB c12 BII.S
be vantage grou>.d of accom
towment policies see clearly the
ct all efforts at economy. All
ne for their development and'
rd independent old age is justi
ic in the
e Insurance Co.
B. L. JONES, Agent,
Newberry, S. C.
ing Buggies in
tch any price
>ney and give
~s. Come any
to buy or not,
ms are liberal.