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0. H. Cooper Co.
The C. H1. Cooper Company, one of
leading mercantile establishments 'of
WhAimire, is capitalized at $10,000.00,
withi J. D). Stokes as pr-esident and]
Treasurer, Mf. E. Abrams, secretary,:
and C. H. Cooper, mnanager.
Mir. Coop)er is a native of Sp)artan-i
bui- counity. and has, been ait WhIit-'
mnire about four y%ear-s, thiree ot' Whc
lie n'as miianager, (f the Gfleni-Lowry
C( m11an-,'s stor-e, whichl p)osition hie
resitnied las,t jtlme (o organIliZe thle C.
. M,r. J. D). Stokes is a native of San
Unli( n counity, and has been InI
hr1itmire for several years.
MIr. Mt. E,'. Abramis is a son of Mrt.
-Tht mans AMbamis. one of the miost suc
eess-ful farmlers inl Newberry counity.
WHITMIRE IN THE HILLS
AND ITS FAST PROGRESS.
--le'etric Lights, W ater, Steam-Heated
Biildings ar d All the Paraphernalia
of Modern L:i'fe-In Close Touch by
- Wire With the World...
'By James Henriy Rice, Jr.
Whitilire ,inl the upp1er- edlge of
-Nlewberry contiy, hiis hardly been
mnore thanl a name to the
1,. average Southi Carolinian. Thie
great tier of hiills thant shiouldler upl
- fromn the pietur-esque Enoree and that
Sgive the region an alp)ine appearance
hark back to the old days when the
land was aliadht was a living and lov
ing0 reality, and a contest, internecinc
and remorseless, wa agdbewe
C.ugl HieCoertra Co. hi
paTieC.lar roegi omper,hose bood
Wanlage, isinaied yet $10,000.00,
of Mary.) Msgoe,bhas a sn singl
tarsn ur kyM s. Aba' eceay
nd I-.Th historian mhaer.l testr
Mr oper oion to ntihe ofi Spatan
.' t abou fonn a , thra of ~hiIi
STORE OF C. H. COOPER CO.
last, worn with her labors, she waste<
aWay and at her death was borne tc
her grave by four maidens, clad i,
white, who held tip the body on a sill
Whitmire lies sonme 18 miles fron
Musgrove's mill, where Mary Mus
grove lived, and for a hundred yearf
it has been a sturdy up)-country com.
munity. 'Twenty years a2o the en
gineers of the Seaboard Air Line rail
way came throught. The railroad fol
lowed, antu the towni of Whitmir<
spran,g iinto life later. T1he health i
fine, due to lre water an: elevate<
situation.: tile surrouldin-' ceitry i
fertile; the farmers well to do.
Tie mlen-ixwry Manlureturin;
companly was or-1anized and thle p)res
eni fine mill buili after a d-sign of W
H. . Whlaley & Co. It h-is di.eC. Aec
trical cnci I and r mod0r
vor vni t. TIhll :e m11-(, 33.000 slid
:nnd 900 eems. The m11 ilri ern otl
!n-:nid di.,rilmles 1r, pro(Ine
--h New\% York. it,tke 5.001
hwl A' e(%ttonl anVi andI has .
woh ecapacity (if fr-,im 2.500 t(
-e.14 the n1ill viikei a m1del, tho
:1.000. Thvere are some '350 , perative
houses he -" eletll. Nell ar-ranged anl,
Tiere is an v'Tniient sy,t i, of fir
,rw0eetion, theie L-einx abundant wat
Thei v* enJines aic of the s'me typi
as hese used inl the 01lmpia aind the
develol 1,450 herseprwer, te capacit
of fihe boilers beinu less.
Tlhie system of humidiftires. the ek
vators. Ithe general i aianzement a
the building arc all evidcnces of hoa
'mn-Io-date everythim'r is. From in
roof of the main buildin't one can se
far away across the hills, now wvrar
Jns a! mieaa steEoe
beo ndonobr whichrie the afvUio
e left b)y groves of u'rormIions depItl
Some of -its looks as wvild- as the ha
lndsl of th.n Wast.
The chpital of the mills is $500,
Mr. William Coleman is president a
Dr. Russell R. Jeter is vice presid4
and general superintendent.
The First National Bank of W
mire was oragnized five years ago,
has a capital of $25,000 and unldivi,
pr6fits of $5,000. The olicers a
William Coleman. president : Earle
(1hild, vice-president, and Lloyd
The new%% bank buildin.-, comple
durinw the past summer, is ('lne of
1idsollest in ,Southl Carolina
hanldsomest in fact With tie sin
exception of the Loan and Exchai
bank of Columbia.
The mill has its offhes on one S
vf the first floor; the bank ocen
the oiier. The floor is tile. The it
r-1. I'l f1r ishin s are f 1111 stuf
hialdsomle. (t ter-sawn Iwik, of d;
rain, contrastin. beaut1iuIN1y 1
the white tiling and the inarble )p
Ser f t (hel walb The oli'ves are
...cIed witi le presi 'e-t by
'..:1d have outisidle conlmpeti-Onl by ti
1hjm- 1A all parts or Oh eoin
Modern Bat: Equipment.
Tlie bank has miodern manigan
safe, strong vaults, calculating I
(!ines, and all the fixtures of mod
U)stlairs tile biuilding",- contains a
- epilone exelanle, Vwith lon-r dista
collnections, a general hall for hold
a business or. o1her meetings; there
v a nmb11r of elegant bedrVoms, an
I physician s office, Dr. Boyd being
C0omDalP'a physician at rrosent.
- The bedrooms are connected wit
at el conneyion of( courst. There is
afsiner bathdovde of itszei an ou
The building has stam-dentgin
lierted by electricity and hs se
The monets of cse. Thremts
put iding ote psz few ayeaS
neishcity. StrshandvLLe eg
thothe redan hs, thden .tonn
eilete lgts eerity and twhi
not~ amougntraof colitd, butrv
wilt ie donein the paust f time
zwishm tret ha ehisened.a
an thuhe ie rno lr twne thewSn
eeis lightes seherasgte very w
(lpe ioa tat itsg twen hillsra
aie scenery ll mk tasm
resort when the traveling public finds
it.. It is more accessible than the
mountains and the climate is to all
intents and purposes just as good.
Thiere is 11o town inl the South of
equal size a)d a-e that has hal* its
I vThere is i splendi(i graded school
bhin Steami hieait,ed, mlodernl ml
every Ov and1111d line. presided over by
a ;rincipal and two assistiits, which
uittst have cost frui $S.000 to 10,000.
Thle collily olerates a large de
nirInent Atcre. but there are a numn
betr of other indelpoitent establish
ints. tll doinr vel. These stores
are far ahtive the average South Car
oliia sttoe fer towis of this size. The
hokises are sitbated on good sites onl
the hills, anl the natural drainage is
so fine that maila1ria practially Canl
obtain no footing at any season of the
h'lie sceial toine is exceptional fine,
I there being none of the rawiess usual
ly attei(dant un new places. The rea
son for this is that Witifmive is set
tvd atid run by the hest blood and
brainl of thle up-counitr.y. ahvays proli
lie in hi;I h.
Mr. William Coleman.
W illiaml ('rlolm..n, prevsidl t (d' Oihe
lem ,wry (4-1mpayll, i- tIhe soin
tht. latev H. L. Coleman1,1. knlown all1
or Souli Caroltia as a large heart
ed, publie-spirited citifen, who made a
)0) success of everythinig lie undertook.
nd The firm to which the elder Coleman
t belonged was Coleman & Rice, the
other partner being Maj. Spencer M.
.t- Rice of Union. William Coleman is a
it young man of strong character, quiek,
ledI decisive-a man of action. He has the
re. promise of great things in him.
E. Dr. Russell R. Jeter, the vice-presi
Os-- dent and teneral maiager. is a soti of
ite late 3ohn R. Jeter o' Santue and
eda raduate of the Citadel. He grad
unated ini imedicine and praf-ticed for a
t me b1)er of vear s before bin'illess claim
tie ed him. ie has inherited his father's
-r1lefine coimn sel e and to it has ad
ge fled ilthe advanitage of a modern busi
ness education. As ieneral manager
.te of the ollpAlly ie ha- made unusual
lies 1Cceqss an1d is ri-owinl strolmer every
ite- dIlay. He has hareiv turined fortv and
q :as his life before him.
it Evv ne is Mr. rl. Chil,
. ice n Vic ien . . I- the FiriL Nalional
all 6:11 (1 W liilv. 11v is ti ot'll
*' ill v Hinfuns A. Child. fiinaicial ae t
- 1, W(ff'ord (lle() anid has taken up
hle- wilu-k u-th vinthu4sism . Th'le others
y e filline- their positiois with credit.
I \1 T. 11. Watson. set-ctary ol tie
ese (olei-Lowry 1ipan1JIlly, comes of old
na- 1'reenwood stock and is a fiie fellow.
ern Sine idea of tle size of operation
of the mill may be gatlered from the
t- fact that. more than $20,000 a year is
nce paid in freight onl cotton goods alone.
ing Like every mill inl tle State, the
are freighlt ploposition is a1 seotis one1
I a and grows in -ravity each m4ontl. It
the is not the time and ]place to go fully
i-to tIe freight situ ation. Tis w.ould
h a require separate antd careful treat
ment, for the future of the whole
State is closely bound up in its solu
.Owned at Home.
One of the gratifyin- thtingts abtout
the Glenn-Lowry comlPanty is flint ii is
Iowned and conitrolled at hlomte. Whatt
e ver' line of policy they map out may
be followed without askire leave of
somebody else away Prom home.'
They hiave gatheet airoundi them
01ne of' the fi nest bodies of1 youing buisi
11e5s men1 ini SoiithI Carin' a, and t hey
are till SouthI i iarolliniants, sprunig (of
lie regioni in wichi Iney are doing
One can t hlpj Ih-hikinig what a
vasi improi4vemen(lt this is over' the4 (old
ni01hi d. where'ini nohedyVIito ha anythin
and niah -dy .mld aeayhn x
Ie- of~5ii s2vinl t'he hits th1ron1i2h lon-r
yearis of1 pat ient stivinug.
IEveryv mlove 11ade spells develol)
oldl ment, the0 puttIing of somnet hing where
Iso noting existed before. It is thle new
nera-an era that will inmake Soultn
Carolina one of tIe mightiest units
nad in the American commonwieal th.
eri- The multiplication of suchb towns as
no Whlitmite is hastening indiustr'ial re
th generation-hastening the time when
ied the waste ptlaces will be built upl.
ryIt is a p)leasiure to reflect that this
' is being done b)y the rresh brain of
young South Carolina.
mit, The town has, besides the building'
is mentioned(, two churches, Baptist and
led Methodist, anid a hotei. Thlere is talk
has of a newspaper and of a new county,
ter as both the population anld wealth
is are to b)e had, as well as the required
-'There is no0 prophecy necessar'y to
see that Whitmire has onily b)egun to
ton ro, and that what has been done is
itold buit a faint foreshadowin1: of whiat
filhe next ten yearis will see'.
ite- Tphere 's ' no elhance for selatives
'-ever* tot be intIimate, for you have no'
ila nseO for you r pooi'r ones antd your rich
ncr onne have nOnS or m om.
I)r. 111,011 K
WASTE SHIPPED DIRECT.
Routing via Charloston-Count Wedel t
Buys Land Near Cc4umbia-May
Become Citizens of South t
poduiet t o (tiany. lor dlist ribuit ion 1
tCelle to (ninental am1i even Ovi
"uta3 marikts, is a chelrishe pila i 1 o, <
('omli -Sih n1me Watlsmn Im- the vot tonl
mills ot' this stale. lie lias just tv
tin-nledl I'r--1n :III trp t) G;reenlville, mnidev
f r he ;artse o coferror ith (he
mill mi:1inates oIf Ie l'eilnlt upon11
this . and(1 especially upon et I
project ro rlie (irect exportation of
cotton waste products, says the Co
"Germany uses practically the cn
tire production of waste materials
from the cotton mills of the Unitau
States," says the commissioner, "and
heretofore these have been exporten
tlrougi New York ldl(] other Northern
and Eastenii ports. Now that the Wit
tekind ik to sail oil i return voyage
to Cl11harleston, and it Seems alt ogether
likely 11ha1t onlr. elerisled plan of a ji
re'el steaishil finle from Cihar-leston
to Bremen will be realized. T woul(T
1Ike to sve lie eotton ills interested
to a fuller etxend in the 111(Vellielit
to ma1.1ke ilheir sihipment of waste and
4ther nroduiels by way of Chiarleston.
r Ive beien ilivestigatini' tle m11.arikets
ill irmany duin hle 1vpast few
weeks. an(1 T swe theli a bii fi iehl op Ien
lo Southl C:rolinla tl'111'achio el.r
C,'lnna1is!si illn;- W l.,( n111 has Vbe l inl,
in W 3 tliai the tieNt sie s11Sll]p sail
C: hr'hI: -I wvi'l dt-1m11 hroml
'1aril Il i frel.1bt II' l ,nn vl
I-anls has alreadybensenrv TheI
'-:ct num ,e 41 aliens wl will conwv
yt.t. but ('41l. Vatsonl is e- Itideit ,Ihat
Ilire will lie more of Ihemil th1iain camiie
over* in the first. ''le V itt ek i Id
broul-ht 475. Upwards oi' 150 self'-lIny
int passe i ave 35i 1ve ahvalr y booked
Ilheir bentls fori' tle (il1. Mr. Watsoii
has loifiel Iis enllis abroa( that
I is w in i positiini 140 -eceive all the
ininui.-, lits of' tle lasses desirel that
may come over. There is a demIiaiid
for jseople of1 thle riti kind all 4lses
t he SouthI, a ndlII the comi ission'ers has
receiv'ed requjlest s for farm Iand11( inidus
trvial labor'ers from as fari Nor'thI as
Illinois. 1He is greatl1y encoura3 s'Iged
Repori'its5 firoim th depalil *rtmens4it :ia'ents
inl Europe ar e hii'ly pilea,m13. 1For
inistanie, thieli''' ni at Bru'ssels hats
spect ale, hiard-wor'kin's' folk, ambii
wvishi to 'omeli'n( '"'SiuthI airolinia.
tion in partanh1liiurg,113 January 2, and
will aild iess thle amsill men'3' usponl the
nra V \. Wedel, the erman1' coilunt.1
who eane over oni thle Wit Iekiiid wi'tt'
('old. Watson44. ands( w ho ('stabl1ished( his
('ba3 :i avd "-o I sens~e. 'lir; wI'. his shtoit
vPiIil i this f'ily, is apt) to' iebecoe a1
e4t-i.a - ' (r Coh1nnh1ia1. tsr at least f,o
1imke this c'it y bhl; h'omseo duraing aI lairge
par1 t' f lhe yearui. Ie ha lus purchaiused1
r'i..thi.ri ' 14'(' or limi:' on ,. the
d to I'rui t -growi Ig, adiI will bring
le plae to a high sim C of cultiva
Conit Wedel is a settler of a higher
ype thani Col. Watsoii diared hope
r. 1111d Ie will be given the heartiest
ind tit Welcomle. The pe-ople a, 10o
innhin would he deliglited if he
1ouild tilt iinilvN voifetinde to make
his his liille in; Ia'i. and inake Op
,Iit-nal11 trips to his Valliterland, in
lIeid oh'f ipendiin g a few mionths dur
iir te voar ill Sutilll ('arolilia and
ing ihis li.mp illarters ll "eilrmany.
I is ii t inflikol-y that Ii( will induce
eini of his friends aioi- the Gor
nim iirisitirnvy to iiivest in Carolina
realty also. lie intimated during
is stay here that he knew of several
xcalthy Berliners who were seriously
NoIsidering removal to America ana
;aid that in case any of them put their
[)lans into effect, he should certainly
Ise all his influence to turn them to
ivard South Carolina.
Count. Wedel left Colnbia Tues
:lay. lie base been spending several
lays inl Washington and New Yort
und sails this week for Bremen, in
rder that le may% arrive home at
hout the sanme tie as Kris Kringle.
R. W. Moore.
Nir. It. W. Moore, wIo4 mana1ges the
Celimpain st ore, was colnected with
Ohe (hrelnwOod (Irovery companly be
1,4rn (4in 1t Whitmlire, and when
lie f'irst eniv ti Whitmire, wits man
11. Wi. MOOlHE.
Ce o the Wh li tmiret ( receriy com
.aiiy. le ha~s been mianiag.er of thme
Ciimpan y stor sinceil ~ te first of Jain
nay 1ttI. ha:ivinrg sneeeed ted Mr. C.
In After Years.
.du-I a lit the meret ing uin the sItreet~ one
hi e seda t e and( ler, i.,hIi sweet f'aced
Just a li ttle handlu-elasI , .jinst ai word
du ist a pi or or hazel eyes smiling in
list a little low, sweet laugh, more
thanr haltf a teai,
Anrd his mindut went racing back
ailong~ withI hers, .1 xear,
Toi a little tgrdniate, dressed in pur
A rol a li le said g.ood-bye o'er the
iate one. i:blt.
)lh! hie reciovere'd, an d now hias chil
WeV(ll, she 's been married twice, and
lh.neje tn he nernin