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PROSPERTTY OIL MLL.
Phenomenal Sucoss of am Enterpri
Which Was Organize in 19.n
Business Done During the Pa
Gio'h busine.ss~ mana.comTeni is 11
secret of the suceNss of the Prospei
1y Cotton Oil Mill company. TI
compaun waS og- nie in wi
a capital stock of $:t0, which
19 wa inreased to $'\as0.
The frst Presient was Mr, L.
ease, who served for two years, b
iig Si(-ded by Mr. A. II Hlawkil
1he Psemi president. Dr. Giorme
Hnnier iII vi e-Prdem and 'Mr.
T. PIh secretn and tre.u-imer.
The ICIiIr. Cle n cm
'11f- uaM iecos L. A. Se-a
A. 13- Jki . J L Wi-;e. W.
Pugh Dr. G. Y Hnnlr. 11. Kein
saD:-. J. -. Wh:celer. R. T.Puh
Tht blt nni Ihe Nuce Ilwiq
1--ibI shown by the ti
uri-r- evi-- lhe amount of busine
Maeks of meal and nine ears of k
were manufactured, about 2.000 toi
of seed bein I brought to Prosperit
With lhi- it was impossible to supp
the loca demand for hulls. The
was a ready market for them. and
persistent denialnd for more.
Two ginneries, including eigi
gins. are operated, and during ti
past season over 3,000 bales of cottt
The mill is situated on the trai
of the Columbia, Newberry Ond Lau
ens road1 and its locationl is peculiar
suited for the oil mill business. T
briek buildings and the machine
Iesident A~ . Hawkins.
airefl)utdern, the plant as a whole h
ing one of the best equipped in ii
Mr. R. T'. Pugh,zl the secret arv at
tesurer, is a good practical busine:
man, and ha, -iven his best efforts
the sueces. tot' the mill, lie has stu<
ied the 'il mill husiness closely, at
s in toumch with t he smallest det ai
t' the business. To his untirim'r e
fots and eli se attent ion to its a
fairs muchI ot the success of' the mi
Mersa 4 n msserv.
Prmsdent A. H. Hawkins.
The preiden of the lProsperity
Cotton Oil Mill ompaiy is Mr. A Ii.
- Hawkins. Mr. lawkins was born sev
st en miles below Prosperity in 1S63. and
duringi the whole of his life he has
been pminently conneeted witi the
le uliness affairs of Prosperity and
i.Newherry county. He lived at the
iepalvntal home uintil %89, when he
th movel to P1rosperity and went into
inthe mercantile business. He was a
member of the firm of LIutiher. Lang
A ford & Co. for one year. He was
e- afterwards a member of the firm of
s, Luther & Hawkins. In 1.97 the firm
S7. of Hawkins Brotlhers was established,
R1. composed of Messrs. A. H1. and George
EC. I hawkins. This imercantile tirm
se has a lare business. and ranks as one
e, of the safest and most solid mercan
. tile firms in Newherry county. Mr.
. Hawkins is also eilag1ed extensively
h With wihat ability and success Mr.
f Hawkins has directed tle affairs of
the Prosperity Cotton Oil Mill com
s pany during the past season is read
l0 ily seen by a gI'alice at the figures
il which ,ive the business done by that
company. Mr. Hawkins was elected
y. vice-president of the company whenl
y it was organized in 1903. Mr. L. A.
r Sease being chosen president at that
a time and serving" for two years, Mr.
Hawkins succeding Mr. Sease as
le Mr. Hawkins is a public spirited
m1 citizen and has done much for the ad
vancement of the community in which
k he .has spent his life.
'Y Messrs. Langford and Boland Agents
For the Southern and 0. N. & L.
Mr. 1'. .. Lang-ford isl agient for the
Southern railway at Prosperitv. and
Mr. ). W. l1olalnd is a,ent for the
Colutnbia. Newberry and Latrels.
oth . entleeinl are co11urteolns and
obligin. aid the affairs of the two
railways in P'rosperily are sa fe in t heie
Ioth railwmay hiles have done illl
aid Prosperity,* and arie leniding t heir
ailtite st eady advancement of' thle
towni anid the' surrounding community.
In this t hey have the hearty co-oper
atijon of their agents at Prosperity.
P. L. Langford,
Agent Southern Railway.
Factory of J. C.
GRAIN CRADLES. y
About Six Hundred Manufactured 31
Each Year in Prosperity by the pn
Counts Manufacturing Company, J. i
C. Counts and Son. a
Abiout six hundred grain eradles are
mianufiactuiredl in Prosperity each ti
year antd sold1 to the wholesale mner
chanits thbroughout t he count ry.
The Counts Maimfacturing comn
Pan.vy. nOW comlpos.ed of iMr. J1. (1.
Counts and his son. Mr. E. C. Count s,
was organized1 ini 188:2. In that year
Mr.~ Counts erected a two-story wosod
en building for his plant, Ibut has
recently put uI ai niew brick b)uiline.
:30 x 100 feet. part of which is two
stories in hieit
Mr. C'ounts was enigag~ed in the fur
niture b)usiness from 1871 until 1879,
and t hen dlealIt in fancy groceries
and furniiture unitil 1881. wheni he sold
his business to Sehumpert Bruothers.
lHe has been engaged in thle manu foe
ture of grain cradles since 1878. lIe
ailso manuftutires plow stocks and
sells steel and wire fencing and runs
a planing mill.
His plant is well equipped. The
Power used is steam, and the manu
factory is run duiring thle whole of thle
QUAT TLEBAUM & LANGFORD.
Large and Successful Feed and Sale
For more than a y'ear and a half
Messrs. Quat tlebaum an~d Lansford
have conducted a large feed and sale pl
business in Prosperity. This -firm ed
snieeeede'd Schiumpeirt and Quattle-- to
baum. which tirim was in the same t i
business for sixteen monthls priiori tn es,
lie pairtne rship formed by Mr. Quat
tiebaum and Mr. Langftid. au
Qunattlebaum and ILngford, do no ph
livery- business, giving therir whle at
tenition to thle feed1 anmd sale business. te.
Iluring t he past seaso n th1ey brought ei
to P ro'speri ty andm. s' Id abu h1in evenity- ehi
The tirm is ~emitosed ut' Messrs. J. of
D. Quattiehaum and D). M. Lanis.fo)rd,
who are bh p leasanit gent lernen and
R. C. Counts.
Counts and Son.
The garin cradle manufactured by
r. (1un's is his own patent, belig
teiited July 2S, 1903. He has stead
iproved it and broludit it up to
high standard before lie secured a
teni. His sonl was a(mitted aEl
rtner in the business the first of
J . N
- --.... ..
J. 0. Counts. w '
THE BELL TELEPHONE.
osperity Talks to all the World- of
Obliging Genttals. t
Prosperity talks to all the world at be
lasure. The Bell Telephone enter
Prosperity some time ago, and the
'Vi now has lont distance connec
n.- wherever the Bell system reach- at
The operators are Misses Maggie 1
d Kate Barre, and they are always Ti
asanlt and ofli6inu. is
The Bell system is easily the best
ephine system and Prosperity is
en an excellent service. The ex
an*e_iswnder the m-annement of
r.wln . Spearnman. manne~ertf
the Newberry exchange.
M. C. Morris. n
Traveling Sa'.eman, Resident of t
* * . . i
Me aIrai er st. On.n-.
>mething of the Lives of the h
Whose High Calling it is to 8
To AReviate Human Suffering.
Dr. J. S. Whedler.
Dr. J. S. Wheeler was born inl I
gton county eight'miles south c
Prosperity, October 0, 1872.
tended the common sclioolg of
unty and entered Newberry coll
1891, graduating with distinct
the class of 1894 with. the A.
,gree. He entered the medical
rtment of Tulane university
'95, from which institution
adtuated with onors in the class
Dr. Wheeler located in Prospei
r the practice of his professi
riming a partiership with Dr. H
r in 1898. He was married to A
aggie Russell, June 24, 1900.
I)r. Wheeler was a member of
'ug ihm of Hunter and Wheeler i
Icn the Prosperity Drug compi
is formed lie was elected treasu
d general manager, and when it i
corporated he was elected vice-pr
Dr. 0. T. Wyche.
tt. .Dr. Wheeler was. twice elec
iyor of the town and lie carried f
rd the improvements begun un
Dr. Wheeler has large interests
s and Lexington county, and p
his time is given to the large
'ests in his hands.
Dr. G. Y. Hunter.
Dr. G. Y. Hunter ivas born in loi
>. 9 twonship, on Saida river Oc
r 20, 1868.
His early training was had in
1nmn schools of the county.
tended Newberry college for I
ars, completing his classical tra
: at the South Carolina universi
entered the medical department
dlane university, New Orleans.
SS. graduating from that institut
He located at Prosperitv for
acteic of medicine .June 1. 1891. q
us married to Carrie. only dauiih
Mai (. (. I)eWalt. on May 9, 18
Dr. Hunt er hias bween en;ganed in
necral pract ice of medicine to1
Dr. G. Y. Hunter.
mo - 1 later an :i WhAeeleri. a nd
wV unet .f the fouir stoekho.lder's
I u Pr.Leity Dru i1 ci mpa nv.
Hewas electedi intenidmzit of 1
onI fr tour t ermns, 1900 to 1994.
is dlurinli theamnsrainoi
inter that tedwonnsand I
cotton Seed Oil mill were bul
took an active part in the orWa
[e1 tion of the Bank of Prosperity a .
)ek the oil mill, and has always worke
for the upbuilding of the town. X
was during his third term that the
plan matured for a city hall, which
e was' built during his fourth year as
He Dr. Hunter was active in the organ
the izationl of the Prosperity graded
ege schools and in the erection of the
ion graded school building. le is a mei
B. ber of the advisory board (it trustees
de- and has been a member of this board
inl for miiany Years.
he Dr. J. B. Simpson.
of was born inl Laurens county about
seven miles west of the vourt.
Dr. J. I. bedenbaugh.
house. His education was had
in the schools of his home county
and Williainston institute.. He at
tended the Georgia Medical school at
Augusta from which ho graduated in
1859. He first located at Helena, but
realizing the growing importanceQ of
the lower section of Newberizy coun
ty, he located at the cross roads, t1ree
miles.below Prosperity, in 1860. When
the toesin of war sounded lie volun
teered and was physician of the Way
side hospital for 14 months, after 1
ed which lie was duly commissioned as
or- medical sergeant and assigned to duty
ler with the 17th Georgia regiment. . On
his return from the war he located in
i the town of Prosperity and has con
art tiiuously, with the exception of about
in.. two ye4rs'7pent in Greenwood, prac
ticed his profession in the Prosperity
conmunity, covLring a period -of'45 t
to- Dr. Simpson was rarried-to Miss
Elizabeth Cook, September 18, 1860.
the Two daughters aire still living to
He cheer the doctor as he sits by his
Wo cheerful licarti stone and recounts
in. the deeds of the long ago.
ty. Dr. Simpson has served his town in
of the capacity of a varden and as a
in member of t lie board of health. He
On is ever* ready to help on every good
he Dr. J. I. Bedenbaugh.
n1d D. J. I. Hleenah was horni near
ter St. Lukes c'hurch, Nebrycounity
-)4 MIay 29. 1."4-. His early traiinw
lie in thle commiion schools. at St. Luikes
lie aceadenmy. Hie entered Newberry col
leize in 1S91. graduating .,ith distine
tion in the class 6f 1895.
After graduating fi'om Newberry
college lie .taught school -iln Saluda,
and( Big Creek, Newberry conty, and
Mt. Pilgrim and Fairfiew, and was
first assistaiit iln the ProspIerity grad
ed scho(ol. Hie was census enumerator
for' No. 9 towiiship in 1900.
He enitered1 the medical college of
Memphis. Tenn., in 1900, attended the
inedical dlepartmuent of tihe University
'ft thie Sou1th in 1902, and graduated
in 1903 from the miedical dlepartmnent
''t' the Univ'ersity of Georgia, at Au- '
lie practiced medicine at Etheridge,
Dr. J.3J. Dominick.
Saluda county, for about one year
andl then located at Prosperity, Jant
nary 1, 1904. lIe is also president,
secretary and treasurer of the Pros
perit y, Drdlg company. Dr. Beden
hang was married to Miss Bessh,
daughter of T. L. Wheeler, April 261,
Dr. Jno. J. Dominick.
'Dr. John J. Dominiek was born
Oetober~ 17, 3877 in the $t. Lukes