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LIII. NO. i5. E ~DWBERRY, . . J DAY. JULY 6. 1908. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A Y.EAR
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In the centre of a rich agricul
community, located on two rai
lines. Prosperity is built on a
business foundatin and her mat
advancement is keepin- pace witI
rapid upbuilding which is now mr
the south the wealthies.t section o
Wjithl four churches and a gr
Geo. E. Hawkins.
school system of which any con
ity her size mnight well be proud, ]
perity has advanced iot alonie i
material lines, but the culture
the high moral toite whict have
been citaracteristic of her citize
maintained and strengthened.
The climate is healthy. It has
-said, and it is true, that where
conditions do not interfere, the
no healthier climate anywhere
this section of South Carolina.
-winters are seldom severe-in
-comparatively, are always mild
thrmometer in rare instdnees <
ping to the zero mark. The hei
the midsummer is not oppressive
nowhere can be.found more delig
seasons than the sprinz and fall
S. D Duncaa
dvantages and 'ReA
he Energy of Her t
ide Possible tier
tiral The Location.
Iway Prosperity is located on the Colum
soliti. bia and Greenville divisions of the
erial Southern railway and on the Colum
i the bia, Newberry and Laurens railway,
king about thirty-six miles above Colum-.
F the bia, and about seven miles below New
berry. These lines of railway give her
aded ( quick freight and passenger connee
T. A. Dominick.
nun- tions with every section of the coin
long The City Government.
and Prcsperity is governed by an inten
ever dant and four wardens, who are elect
1s is ed annually by the people. The coun
cil holds monthly meetings in the city
been hail, a handsome structure recently
local erected at a cost of several thousand
re is dollars.
than . # Education.
fact During the past scholastic year was
th' put into use a new brick school build
Irop. lng, erected at a cost of flve thousand
dollars. The principal of the school
IAnd is Prof. E4. 0. Counts, who is an able
ful educator, and Who, with the assistance
of earnest teachers, has steadily in
creased the standing and the efficiency
______ W. A. Moseley.___
Broot Bconos at Prosperity.
f'Prosperity 's graded school syst,d
'he graduates of the school ire *41
quipped"to enter college, shoild thit
esire higher training, or to take i1
he active duties of life.
The school building is admirably'16
ate,d, and is a modern structure, On
credit to the town. It was ereeteo
a the Vesult of an election held unde
special act of the legislature upoi
he question of voting bonds.
Four denomination have houses o
vorship in Prosperity, the Associat
W. T. Gibson.
[ieformed Presbyterians, the Luthe
ins, the Methodists and the Baptist
I'he Rev. I. S. Caldwell is pastor <
lie Associate Reformed Presbyteria
hur1ich, the Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps pa
or of Grace Lutheran church, tl
Rev. H. W. Whitqker pastor of tl
Hethodist cliurch,"knd the Rev. -
Dal1well pastor of tile Baptist clire
Pr1osperity is a strong religious ee
re, and her churches are well suppor
d and have earnest pastors.
Some of the Business Done.
There are about twenty-four we
stablisled business firms in P1rospe
ty, all of which are spoken of moi
Llully in another column.
It would be well-nigh impossil)
:o estimate the amount of busie.
:lone annually, but it is large an
The cotton receipts last season wei
ibout eight thousand bales, and wi
>robably exceed that during the con
ng season. Mr. W. T. Gib4on is co
on weigher, and these figuir6s are tal
m from his books. 1r. Gibson wf
Irst elected by the Alliance War
louse co'mpany about six years agi
md has been the public cotton weig)
)r for the town since.
Prosperity is also a stock marko
>f no -mean proportions. ' The Pro!
)erity Stodk company 4old about ou
mnndred and fifty mules in the count
ast season, and Quattlehanm an
jangford about seventy-five, making
otal of about two hundred and twe
*y-five mules b)rought to Prosperit
rom the stock markets and1 sold I
>eople from every section of the com
A bout I iwo thlousand tons of fert it
er we're sl last season by the Pro:
>erity lirms handling i,in addit i'
o what was shIilpped to independerl(.
m rehamser s.
Thei Bank of Prosperity andi( th
Monple's Nat ional Bank of Prosp)erit
Ire both iwell1 est lblished1 instil nt ion:
nehi withI a capital st.ock of $25.00i
mid withI steadily increasing dleposit
nid p)rofIts. They wore organized b
energetic business men who were able
I to give them all the financial backing
e necessary, and they have been ably
The Prosperity Cotton Oil mill is
e another institution which deserves
special mention here. A glance at the
I figures showing the amount of busi
r ,)ess it does gives an idea of its sue
i cess since it started.
A Good Hotel.
The Wise hotel has been conducted
f by Mr. A. G. Wise for many years.
u It is centrally located and easy of
F. E. Schumpert.
L- necess fr111 he Iwo deplots.
B. The Surrounding Community.
lRich farmin .1 )aIs surround Pros
n perity on every hand, giving her that
su1Iport whiel is necessary for solid
ie and healthy growth. As the s0utli
te has become more prosperouls the value
pf lands in Newberry county has in
e- creased woiderfuliy. Aid with the
increase inl vailies has coie an iil
- provemllent inl tlie hands. The owners
of lands have been eicoulraged. The
faith hi ich the southern people hIavINe
b steadily manillinlainted in tle south and
in her fliire has borne its fruits. In
C the lands surroundintg Prosperity di
versified and intensitied farminig is
0 becoming miore and more the order of
a the day. As tle surrounding country
increases in wealth, so inlereases the
business of the town inl its ecitre, and
'e such has been the case with Prosper
The People of Prosperity.
But, after all, a town iS the people
who compose it. Prosperity's largest
asset is the character and the energy
of her citizens. Public-spirited men
have made Prosperity what Prosperi
ty is today, and are today making
Prosperity's future brighter.
The hospitality of Prosperity's peo
e ple is proverbial, and the stranger
within her gates always finds a hear
( ty welcome. The town is largely com
a posed of people who claim Newberry
couity as their home, but mich new
tblood has been invused, and many pe -
pie from ofther sect ions, at tracted by
lie town 's resources and her fture,
have made it. Itheiru home. They have
succeeded and( otherts are being at
Iraet ed by tei r success.
All t hese things have made possible
lie remarkable progress which has
been made during the past decade.
Potr severalh yearis past P rosperit y lhas
b eet grow imti r.apidly, Iimd I le growt*h
e has beett silid and lhealt hy.
IA glatnce at thte busitness done~ by
I lie ne0w eterprises e'stabllished with-,
itn the past decade, and wvithtin the
Spast four or five years anid the mod
V een brick structures erected, shows
Mrs. S. W. Calmes.
the new life which has been taken
in the very recent past.
This progress is still making. Wi
faith in the south and with faith
the community in which they live, t
people of Prosperity are determin
that along with the rest of the sout
Prosperity shall grow larger and be
ter with each succeeding year. Ar
their determination they are puttii
into effect. That the goal of tods
shall be the starting point of tomo
row, -is the motto which they bav
There are many handsome residen
es in Prosperity. The people take
pride in their homes, and their homi
show it. Modern dwellings and wel
kept lawns are characteristic of tl
Another beauty of the town is i
shade trees, which are preserved bol
in the business and residence section
H. K. Livingston.
M1anyi1 pers4olns are debiared fa
dlinling' ouit wn-to thleir liability
conitract1 hieemnu-hduri aImeal.j
a rule wlien caise(l by food it coin
on at m-ce. 11i114 ejually as a rule t
I'mod vaulsinl..- it is h1:0. StouplS a
morie likely to provoe hiceoulhi 1 it
solids are. It is it oti plat to fore
soup, whieb van be Ilome witliot eama
ing remark, says Ili-me Noles. Or oi
may eat a little bread befowe takingr
A third iplan is to drink a little en
water and to take the Soulp in ve
Naggus-What are you going to
with the hero and heroine of th
magazine story you'r running nov
Marry them? Bo'-.-'eiainly. Th
will b. r-!rr-! i-: !ie last chapt
Naggus-.1 'r -.lald o( . It will se
tl em rigI'.- -Tit-l;its.
J. H. Worts.
ini PROSPERITY FIR$
9 0MITHING oF THE BumENE"
h, THEY DO.
id All of Thefn on Solid Business Foun.
Ig dation and Steadily Increasi.g
y With the Growth of Prosperity.
e The business houses of the town of
Prospority are twenty four in number.
- The present firm of Moseley Bros.
a was originally the firm of Wheeler
,s and Moseley. They began business
I- in 1886 and continued so far 25
Ic years. In 1891 Mr. J. M. Wheeler
sold out, his interest to Moseley Broth
Is ers, H. C. and W. A. Moseley, and
h1 hey have continued the business to
s. the present. They handle a general
E K. Bedenbaugh.
to F. Bobb he..nItl blsinless inl 1869. lie
\s is Ile secotl ldet firI hvrv. Mr.
es" tIbb wa-lis (0nev of I he III(rc1ant1s who,
le f111ter I Ihe lire inl 181, boh'it and built
Ic inl " w town.''lieie Ived to his
present phice id busilness in 1880.
40 Mrll1ob handles prinleipally fri-ii
s- ture and house furniishiig good$.
IL Hawkins Brothers.
it- llawkins ltrothers are successors to
Id i Lulher aid HIlawkins. This firm was
ry stirted originally by I'lltier and Domn
iniiek. Hawkins Ilrothers sneceeded
the firm of Luther and Hawkins in
1897. They do a large advancing
io buisinless anid constiderable jobbing
at business. They are agents for the
Ft packinm house of Kingan and Co. The
y.v firm consists of Messrs. 0. E. and A.
'r. H1. Hawkins. They also sell fertili
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Jno. B. Fellers.