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VOL XLIII. NO. 3~. NEWBERRY. S. C. TUESDAY. APRIL 24. 190~3. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAB
REIEW OF SITUATION
A CAREFUL SURVEY-NOT AS
BAD AS MIGHT BE.
Cliff House Sound and All Ocean
Front-No More Danger of Fire
Unless Orders Are Disobeyed
-Number of Deaths by
A special correspondent of the
News and Courier at Oakland, Cal
ifornia, under date of April 21, sends
the following review of the situation
to that paper:
The fire, while not yet quite out,
is nearly over. It is simply finishing
up the corners of the city. Tomor
row everything should be cooling. I
made a personal inspection of the
ruined section today, paying particu
lar ;ttention to the banks and the fi
nancial situation. In a general way
it may be said that from Van Ness
avenue eastward to the bay every
thing is gone. West of Van Ness
avenue the city is burned in spots
south of the Western Addition, and it
is said, although I did not see this
part myself, that the Mission is gone.
all except a small fringe.
It is now reported that, contrary to
first news, the
Clif] House Is Safe
and that all of the ocean front es
There is no more danger of fire,
ua*s he residents disobey the may
W1rs rder,and make fires in their
houses. -There is not a safe chimney
iA San.rancisco. It would seem that
the report of deaths in the earthquake
are exaggerad. However, about a
~iindred 'were shot, by soldiersgfor
etn and rioting and two men were
lynehed for robbing stores. The po
lice and the troops -are confiscating
- whiskey wherever they find it. Fri
ay's whiskey caused some of the sol
-iers to go on the war path, but this
is all stopped now . and the offinders
are =nder-military arrest,.
Al day long the
Procession of Refugees
*sking for the ferry to escape to Oak
hand continued. There was a corre
sponding movement from Oakland to
the country districts, so that Oak
land remains at about the same popu
lation. The Elks, who are maintain
ing a relief camp in Oakland, had 3,
000 guests. On Friday night they had
to ask for extra.military guard. It is
estimated that there are 50,000 in the
region about the city dump and the
unburned part of the water front and
perhaps twice as many in Golden Gate
Park. All day there have been ru
mors of an outbreak of smallpox. This
appears ridiculous on the surface, for
while in San Francisco as in most
seaport towns, there is always some
smallpox, the authorities are very
strict with it and rush every case dis
covered to the pest house, which is in
an isolated spot ten miles from the
center of the city. Besides the period
of inoculation for small pox is.from
ten. to fourteen days, and the mix-up
of the population has been on for only
four days. So1 if there were any cases
unnoticed by the board of health in
the people who flocked from their
houses to the parks, there would not
have been time for the infection to de
velop. The physicians here do *not
take this report seriously. Thd thing
which they fear most is the regular
Now as to the
Condition of the City.
Nob Hill, with its stately mansions,
is all razed. The Stanford mansion,
the stately Mark Hopkins Institute,
some of the Art school, the Hunting
ton mansion, the Crocker house, are
all on the ground. The walls of the
Flood mansion stand, but it is a ruin.
The window frames and wood work of
the Fairmount hotel are burned and
the white walls are blackened, but it
stands and is little damaged.
The wholesale districts, the down
town-retail district, the banking and
insurance districts may be counted off
Of the Olubs, The Cosmos,
a little out of the centre of town. is
the only one that remains. The Bo
hemian club's servants, who were
asleep in the building when the shock
came, got back ahead of the fire 'and
cut from their frames the valuable
paintings of the club. They rescued
also some of the best of its property
and $1,700 in cash. This was put for
safety in the Golden Gate Park Mu
seum, which is becoming a kind of a
storage ware house for such things.
President Halt told us that he had
seen a majority of the directors and
that they will throw together a shack
for temporary quarters as soon as
they can get the material. The fact
that they are already considering -the
future of their club shows as well as
anything can the spirit of the peo
ple. They regard rebuilding as a mat
ter of course. Some of the floors of
the mills and the Merchants' Ex
change buildings are burned out, but
the walls are in good condition and
the framework remains solid and
true. About half the floors are burn
ed out of the Hayward's building, but
the rest are all right.
..Buildings That Can Be Restored...
All these are modern structures of
steel. The floors of the Shreve build
ing are gone, but none of them fell
in and it can be restored. Shreve
is a big jewelry firm. They lost their
bric-a-brac and their silver plate in
show cases, but the vaults are all
right. A military guard surrounds the
place. There is a guard also over the
vaults n all the bank buildings. The
bank vaults and safe deposit vaults
in the Crocker Woolworth Bank were
not even warmed through. Business
could be resumed in the ante-room of
the safe deposit vaults. The -Croker
tbuilding, which houses this bank, has
all its floors in place and..tie waLls
are in fairly .good condition. This
.too, can be restored without rebuild
ing. The same is true of the Hobart
building, except for the top part of
-th6fi'Vbior, which was damaged by
the earthquake. In the basement of
this building are the vaults of the
Union Trust Company, which are all
right. Assistant Cashier Rosenbaum
made an inspection yesterday and re
ported that all specie and securities
are saved. Mr. C'ombs, the chief
engineer, has been through the build
ing and. reports that it woIId be
safe to open it tomorrow.
The building of the First National
Bank was gutted by the fire from the
ground floor up, but the directors say
that the vaults are all right. The
Mutual Life building on the oppo
site corner of California and Mont
gomery streets, was entirely ruined
by the fire.
The United States Mint.
is damaged, but standing. It is un
der heavy guard of regulars. The
damage in the Hibernia Savings Bank
at Market and McAlister streets, was
mainly on the ground floor, which
was gutted. All the vault securities
and specie are intact. The:bank has
heavy deposits in its vaults and six
teen cavalrymen guard it. The pay
ing teller says that the bank stands
ready to pay all demands in full
when it opens..
Sam Daniels, paying teller of :The
Bank of California, stopped the. au
tomobile in which he was moving his
family from town to say that the
vaults of* that bank escaped.
The Sloan building is a total loss.
Strangely enough, the City of Paris
dry goods store, which was in a build
ing comparitively old is in such a
state that it can.probably be repaired.
None of the floors fell. The stock,
which was heavy, is, of course, a loss.
The White House
the biggest dry goods store except the
Emporium, is all gone. Its collaps
ing walls caught a fire engine. I could
not learn whether any lives were lost
in this minor catastrophe. The main
vaults of the Bank of California ap
near to be safe. This is the center of
the banking district. A heavy guard
of regulars watched at this point and
allows traffic on California street
President I. W. Heilman, of the
Wels-Fargo Nevada bank, says that
Ms institution is safe and can resume
business when all the others are
ready. He said: "We have arranged
with Govprner Pardee to declare legal
'- lt:a? r re to day until ev
-v r,e is r'eady. The general feel
n+r ef >M fiancial interests is good
now and it is their intention to set
we feel certain that the people will
act with the banks and not try to
make a run. It was
in many parts of the financial dis
tricts, for the walls and pavements
are very hot and one stood in danger
of scorching off his shoes. The heat
between the buildings is stifling. But
the fire in this part is dead. The
building of the International Build
ing and Loan association is a wreck.
The vaults are bulged, but the officials
say that the securities are safe. The
vaults of the London, Paris and
American bank are all right. When
the underwriters take stock on this
fire they will probably find that it was
not nearly so hot as the Baltimore,
Chicago and Boston fires. It would
damage a building taking a floor or
two, and pass on. The people lay this
to the lazy burning of the red wood.
On the other hand there were centers
of the fire whirlwind where every
thing seemed to be fused, melted and
Proceeding Up Market Street
stoward the ruined City Hall, I found
the Grand Hotel razed to the ground.
The walls of the Palace hotel are
standing, but the building is a loss.
The Examiner building is gone. The
steel frames of the Call building, the
highest in the city, saved it, and fire
in its interior seems to have stopped
short of its top. They may be able to
save the walls. The ground floor,
where the National bank of the Pa
cific was housed, is a complete wreck.
It is not possible to get at their
vaults owing to the wreckage.
The Parrott building, containing
the Emporium, the largest. depart
ment store in the west, is gone. The
front wall and a part of a side wall
are gone, the rest are down. This
contained the quarters of the su
preme court of California and the
best library on the coast. The records
and the library are destroyed. Be
tween these big Market street build
ings were a lot of small and old
structures of brick. The fire played
ducks and drakes with these. Most
of them cast the walls in the street
and Market street all along is piled
with hilloeks of broken bricks, over
which teams and pedestrians climb.
In spots the soldiers were making
idlers work, clearing a passage, but
there. are not enough soldiers just
now to make the work effective..
The New James Flood Building,
at Market and Powell streets, on the
site of the Baldwin hotel~ burned
eight years ago, stood it better than
any other big structure on Market
street. There is a little damage to
the office of the Western National
bank on the ground, but its vaults
are not even warm. The vaults were
opened on Friday, after the fire had
passed that part of the city. Every
thing was all right arid the time lock
was set for Monday. The vaults of
the Mercantile Trust company are re
ported safe. The same seems true of
the California Deposit Trust compa
ny. The Pacific Mutual Life building
anid the Italian Marine bank build
inig are total losses, but the director*
of the Italian' bank say that-they,.are
not afraid of the condition of th~e
vaults.. About the same thing may be
said of the Germania Savings bank~
and the San Francisco Savings Un
ion, next door, on Kearney street. Oi
Saturday afternon there were twc
Savings Bank Representatives.
at the home of John Maiftin. They
discussed the amount of cash on hand
arid the amount of Eastern holdings
immediately convertible. Monday
morning at 10 o 'clock all bank em
ployees will meet for instructions.
Will High, manager of the Interna
tional Banking corporation, removed
a large amount of specie to Oakland
on Saturday in an automobile. A de
tail of marines, under command ol
Lieut. Lang, accompanied him. R(
offered Gen. Funston an adva,nce ol
cash until the government funds ar*
rive, and the offer was accepted.
These are skeleton facts. They give
no idea of the ruin of the city. It is
desolation multiplied. Especially ap
paliing are the ruins of the Hill see
The Region of Wooden Houses.
There nearly every one lost his per
sonal effects. The inhabitants though1
that the fire would not come their wa2
and failed to get their things out un
til it was too late. There is one hor
ror of the situation in the park and
Presidio which did not come to public
attention until today, The suffering
of pregnant women is terrible. One
doctor told me today that he had at
tended or observed seventy-four cases
of still born births in two days. The
military have the city under con
trol against and everything is quiet,
but sullen. The officers say that they
fear next week. The ruins will cool,
the people will be getting about again
and the disorderly and homeless will
have a chance to get together and
move about. Whatever the military
authorities say it appears to an out
sider that there is real need for fresh
troops. The men are worn out. The
rioting among the troops on Friday
night may be ascribed as much to
burning nerves as to whiskey. It
seems probable that many San Fran
cisco business houses will take up
quarters in Oakland and Alameda un
til San Francisco is rebuilt. Every
door is opened in Oakland, the people
are all working for the refugees. Fol
lowing the lead of the Elks, the Ma
sons are starting a relief camp. We
have a lot of sick on our hands in
Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley.
It is a matter not of epidemic, but of
exposure, fright, excitement, hunger
and exhaustion upon delicate people.
So every doctor is at work. The
trained nurses are now alI head nurses.
Upder them are working thousands of
Oakland women. Almost all the fe
male students of the University of
California are nurses in this crisis.
There was a movement at first among
Jsmall dealers to gouge the people on
ood prices. After two of these pla
ces had come near to being wrecked
they thought better of it. The big
d"amers agree to hold prices normal
and bread is now 5- cents a loaf ev
erywhere, eggs 25 cents a dozen, with
other prices on the level, of last Tues
day's market. Governor Pardee re
quisitioned today a large supply of
tea and coffee in the Folger ware
house. The.country may feel proud of
Oakland. Such of the schools of the
Western Addition as are considered
safe have been turned into hospitals.
Special attention is given to women
in a delicate condition. One of the
pitiful things is their sufferings in
Notice to Democratic Clubs.
By' order of the state democratic
committee, at a meeting held on
April 5, 1906, a convention of the
democratic party of South Carolina is~
called to take place on May 16, 1906,
in accordance with the provisions of
the constitution of the party.
The presidents of the several demo
cratic clubs of Newberry county are
directed to assemble their clubs oni
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 mneet, reorgarnize and
electa delegates on April 28th, as
above directed, in order to be entitled
to repres'entation in the courity con
vention, and in order to be represent
ed by voting precincts in the coming
primary.S. S. Cunningham,
B. B. Leitzsey, Secretary.
Newberry, S. C., April 12, 1906.
The Pomaria Democratic Club will
meet at Pomaria next Thursday after
noon at 2 o'clock.
John C. Aull,
Dead Fall Democratic Club will
meet at the Dead Fall school house on
Saturday morning, 2Sth, at 9
o 'clock. Every member is urged to be
B. L. Dominick,
Joseph W. Alewine, President.
Young Men's Club.
The Young Men's Democratic Club
is hereby called to meet in the Coun
cil Chamber on Saturday, April 28
pose of reorganizing and for such
other business as may properly come
E. C. Jones,
T. H. Pope, President.
The Central Democratic Club will
meet at Central Academy next Sat
urday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
John D. Shealy,
O'Neall Democratic club will meet
on Saturday evening April 28th at
W. P. Pugh, G. S. Moore,
There will be a meeting of the far
mers' Union immediately after the
J. T. Hunter,
The Union Democratic Club will
meet Saturday evening at 1 o'clock
April 28th 1.906, in Union' school
building for the purpose of reorgan
izing and for such other business as
may come up.
M. L. Strauss, W. H. Enlow,
The Liberty Democratic club will
meet at St. Lukes on Saturday, April
28th, 1906, at three o'clock, to organ
ize for the campaign and to elect de
legates to the county convention.
G. F. Hunter, N. R. Lester,
The Democratic Voters of St.
Paul's Democratic Club will meet at
St. Paul's school house on Satuiday,
Aprrl 28th., at 2 p. m.
W. H. Kibler,
L. I. Epting, President.
The Mulberry Club will meet on
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
April 28, 1906.
Jos. L. Keitt,
.Old Men's, No. 6.
The old men's Democratic club of
No. 6, will meet Saturday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, April 28, 1906, at Long
shores, for the purpose of reorganiz
ing and such other business as, may
H. D. Boozer,
'J. B. Smith, President.
The Trinity Democratic Club will
meet at Trinity on Saturday after
nOon at 3 o'clock, April 28, 1906, for
the purpose of reorganizing and for
such other business as may come up.
The Moliphon Club will meet Wed
nesday night, April 25th, 1906, 'at
Smith & Wilson's store at 8 o'clock
at the Mulolhon Mill-for such pur
poses as may come up for considera
A. L. Knight,
Oscar Wilson, President.
The Jalapa Democratic club will
meet at 4 o'clock Saturday, April 28,
1906. 5. M. Duncan,
C. A. Matthews, President.
Garmany Democratic Club will
nieet Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
B. F. Cannon,
''MIle. Aime Blondel'' the ''wo
man'' lion tamer, fatally torn by a
lion in a circus cage at Gilman, Ill.,
John Kennedy, of Milwaukee, Wis.
He has played woman 's parts for
The monkey house of the London
Zoological Gardens is being cleaned
and overhauled under the supervision
of the same expert who has charge of
the sanitation of the House of Com
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
News Items Held Over From Last
Week-Visitors From All Parts
-Stores to Close at Six.
Prosperity, April 23.-We are in
formed by the committee tLat all the
stores in town will close every evening
from May 1st., to September 1st, ot
six o'clock except Saturday. This
will give the clerks quite a nice rest
and your corespondent will have time
to go home and feed his little buff
chicks and do around generally.
We know that you have already
published the marriage of Mr. Pearl
Rikard, of Atlanta and Miss Bessie
Counts on last Sunday but your
scribbler wants to extend his congrat
ulations and best wishes. We regret
to lose Miss Bessie but it is Georgia's
Mr. J. C. Counts shipped one day
last week about a car load of his fa
mous grain cradles to the counties of
Lexington, Saluda, and Edgefield.
Mr. Counts also manufactures plow
stocks, cotton planters, etc.
Mary Lizzie Wise invited a number
of her little friends to an egg hunt on
Good Friday evening. It was much
enjoyed by the little folks.
Dr. Blakemore, a recent graduate
in pharmacy of Alabama is now phar
macist at the Prosperity Drug Co.
Miss Nancie Me7rchant and Ethel
Derrick, of Utopia, have been on a
visit to Mrs. S. D. Duncan.
Mr. T. R. Simpson, of Denver,
Anderson county, is visiting his
brother, Dr. J. B. Simpson in ouv
town this week.
Miss Sallie Pugh is visiting her
brother, Mr. R. T. Pugh.
Miss Alma Hartman has been on a
visit to relatives in town the past
Mrs.- J* Q. Werts, of China Grove,
N. C., spent Monday in .town with
Mrs. J. A. Simpson.
Dr. Greer, of Atlanta, is here this
week examining eyes and fitting glass
es to all who may desire his service.
Mr. Louis Livingston of Charleston,
paid his brother, Mr. H. K. Livings
ton an Easter visit.
Mr. 0. L. Stuck, of Cheraw, spent
a couple days with Mr. E. W. Werts..
The Misses Miller, of Newberry,
are visiting their sister, Mrs. L. C.
Misses Susie Langford and Lena
Warner, of Columbia college, spent
Easter at home.
Ernest Sam Kohn, of Clemson col
lege came down to spend .Easter at
home. .Among the students at home
for Easter we note Jno. Pat Wise,
Geo. Harmon, C. P. Barre, Perry
Schumpert Alden Pugh Moody Beden
baugh, Irby Koon, Frank Sheely and
Carlisle Bedenbaugh, Ed. Monts, I.
E. Long, and Aumerle Singley.
Mr. F. R. Fellers spent Sunday at
M'rs. Thompson and children, of
Abbeville, are the guests of Miss
Lena Moseley, a former class mate at
Miss Lucy Wheeler came down to
spend the Easter vacation at home.
Miss Maude Miller accompanied her.
We had the pleasure of shaking
hands with our jolly friend, Col. W.
B. Wise, who made a flying trip to
his old home to spend Easter.
Miss Nell Jay, of the force of the
Saluda Advocate, camie over to spend
Easter with her parents.
Editor Cargile, of the Advocate,
was in town and much to your corres
pondent 's regret he did not know it,
until the editor had come and gone.
We would have been glad to have
given him the glad hand. Come again,
Mr. Editor, and make yourself known.
Mr. Bushnell Bowers went down to
St. Matthews to spend Easter with his
sister, Miss Della Bowers.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Lathan, of Lit
te Mountain, spent Monday in town.
Mrs. M. A. Ham spent Easter with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Miss Marie Bobb is at home for a
Dr. G. Y. Hunter attended 'the
meetingr of the Shriners and the ban
quet in Columbia.
There was an an'tomobile in our
town and it did some high running.
We heard several very severe criti
isms of the way it dhshed about and
Ithe dan'ger to horses and especially to