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rIR.1 AT BENNETTSVILLE.
Half of the Business Section
Swept Away-Heaviest Loser is
A. J. Matheson.
News and Courier.
Be!L1nvilule. January 24.-Ber
net::l.e was visited by the most d(
strer Vt fire in it.S list)V this morr
ii the 1sis:1ess section an
fem: fe b:m'd ".mest.* .r:du-es <'
the w l.urned to the ,ro lnn
ent: n a rs f .e weon $150.,1)
and . 20.f0. eF evn ,'Iein"' it a
hiig> . : Iarter af a m;i()i . At'u
half t:s c (1vereI by i:ura<I
T e '.: ne b: !-: (l IStric"t I
elu:35: C! b: ::luO's :nep e yth
11li: 1 -. . 31a1- i : vIl,c.k. \.'li:('
lii-. .1.''"(i?i'1ert,v .:
Sie;ic': of the Bennetts
ville ::::.1 (ie:aw R ailroad, stor? roul
of M =r. Rouse & Bostic. the Mar
boro u . .:mpany. ofices of th
Scott 1. i'Irf er' Conpany. off ices of J
E. ?s=e::ccr. the Music Room and th,
Amii: tirm. all valued at about. $25.
00: .:d ins e:'d f(.r $1t0.000. In ad
dition t!;, store rooms of E. D. Moor(
vat:iG(ltO0. and insured fo
ab'; ~ t. 'i0: the two offices of Mrc
Fr:.n11k C'T :1mi. valied at $1.200. ani
ina:c <r $.e 5 :1h,'o rooms
C. F. Exum. valued at $18.000. an,
insu:-ed fIr $11.000; and the stor
rom a f S. .1. Pearsen. valued at 3,
000 and insurance $1.400: and the tw
offices owed by Dr. W. J. Crosland
ain t at about 2.500. and also par
tialy insured, were burned.
The butiness firms which were burn
ed a :d the amount of their st'oek wit]
nmau eo were: Marlboro Drug Com
pany. st n' k of $14,000 insured for $9,
000: Pearson's jewelry sore, stock o
$3.000. insured for $1,000; so
Brown's fnruiiure store. s:-k of $7.
000. in :i,r"ed for $3,300- Lrcery 'stori
of F. I.. Hamilton, stoi: of .6.500. in
sured for $4,500: Exezie: IHardwar<
Com:iyx . stock of $10600, inre
for .(; 000: Livingstoi s law offe
vz0nd about $3.000, insured fo
$500: d:fl offices of P. E. Stockton
valued at $1,200, insu-rei for $500
20th C;,ntury Library, lt.oks wort.
$1,200. insured for $700: Bennetts
ville Social nlub, furn:iue worth $2.
500, insured for $1.500; J. E. Spencer
stock of $1.500, insured for $500;
music room of Mrs. Carlisle, worti
$600. insured for $330; Mercer. Rous.
& Rostie. stock of a?bout $3,000, insur
~ed for $1.600; book store, stock of
*$2,800, insured for $1,700: Town.
send 's office., damage- estimated at
$300: damage to E. C. Morrison 's
iThe large store of Crosland & Co,
across the street. was damaged to
the exte'nt of $2,000. McC'al'l-Weath
erly Coimpa.ny also suffere~d -iamage,
as .did J. T. Douglas, Baldwin and
T.Th ofies of the railroad and the
lumb7er company were also burned,
but the amount of their loss is niot
known. The Bell 'Telephone C"ompany
had r-ome of their wires torn d'own,
as did also the eleet:ric line. It will
take betwee'n $1.500 and $2.000 to re
Several young men h.ad furnished
room' in the annex to the hotel and
all their e.ffeefs were burned.
The hiandeom2e residence of Judge
J. F. Hudson, valued at $6.000 and
i.nsnredi for $4,200, was burned.
T~he other three houses and their
-vaia as well as insurance were: The
-Bristow House, va.lue $4,500, insur
*,nee $2.250: residence of Ed Rowe.
value $2.500, insurance $1,500; the
reside'tee of C. T. Moore. valued at
$2,500 and ins'ured for $1,000. All of
xthese, as well as the majoriVy of tihe
~furni'shings and out houses, were
burned to the ground. The residence
et J. T. Medlin was badly damaged.
There are smalle-r losses that cannot
yet be given.
Just how the fire originated is not
known. It was first diseovered at 5.30
tis morning by Mr. J. F. Jones, the
proprietor of the Skye Hotel, who
was awakened by the smell of smoke.
Going into the shall.-he saw smoke is
s.uing from the direction of the music
room, nd he immediately awoke the
guests and sounded the alarm. All
got out of the hotel safely except Mr.
J. J. Heckart. the president of the
Bennettsville 'and Che'raw Railroa,d,
who was delayed somewhat until it
it we. too late to descend by means
of the stairs, whi.eh were already on
fire. Consequently he jumped .from his
windo~w to thfe ground. sustaining
painful injuries. ~Some of the gurest~
did not have time to put on thei
cloth.in.g and all of their persona.
belongings were lost.
All of Mir. Jones' furniture, value<d
at $2.000, but on which he carried
to ins"xrance, was burned.
The flames spread rapidly fron
the music room to the rest of thi
building and walls were soon corn
ing down with a crash.
Stor afer store in this bloci
nd the .loqimh of gunpoW
s~ dei1a :d:nesores showe3l
th1' 1he Aire w'is 1e".ni' in its work
T buek,t bri-:lde made gallant
-r :o che.k t'. flames but in
- i o: pa:-tie:Vly the entire
- 'n(k w as in ruin'
- t' t iin'- te flanies had
'': n ' w l mklhre the
(1 b1uO of *Y. istow, located
I on. Parsona-:e >:2-. tlh, rear 'of
i th huteIl. (ak'-' rr'-lm ;ome of
the Iner :m1s :k'. 1,nd in an in
(re:ib1e h;'rt ti:e it, too, was in
other fire broke out on the roof
of Juha1 :~J. H. Huds'on's house nn
t1 : me t ::' e; : nd ( ff er )ui na111
-1n:x\ Two hon<es. O("enpied "1" .repee
e ively. by dl.Ruw anti C. T. -Moore.
-?allt!: e a!m)went up.
The )lcmket hri.r-ade had gotten
- t'ha en::ine to the next louse, which
e was occupied by J. T. Medlin. anld
- after a hat d fight s'ueeeded in ar
resting the pr ogress of the fire. A
- steady stream of water kept this
- house safe and -brousht the work of
destruction in this quarter to an end.
i S1:(r-fty after this fire again broke
Soit 'on Darlinuton sireet. below the
Mal:c:s: block. and by t he lime it
f e:-ekcd t,: mre :-.tore rooms
and offices had been consumed. A
e double brick wall checked the prog
- ress of tie flames, and protb:aibly
3 sa.ved the entire eastern section of
the city. which for a time seemed
- donoed. ? was after 9 o'clock this
morning when thei last' 1laze was
- extinguished and the citizens began
' to breathe easy.
- There was :ro way of fighting the
- fire, as there are no water works
E here, and the bucket brigade, al
l though rendering fine service, was
- powerless in. the face of such a
! blaze. People did all they could in
- helping to save property, and- to
t lem' is due the fact that no more
houses were burned.
. The merchants and others who
were burned out are moving into
new quarters a.nd are preparing for
a continuance of their dbusiness. T:he
t people are extending all possible aid
to the sufferers and everyone is be
ing ooked after.
A WOLF HUNT.
An Extemporized Affair in a Minneso
A fe wycars ago, in the. Northern
part of Minnesota, wolves often be
came an intolerabile nuisance during
t'he winter and' reiports of n'umbers
hav'ing been seeni led five of us to
conclude thrat we needed a little rest
and recreation and that a wolf hunt
would fill the long felt wiant. The
scene of action was on the Mi sissip
pi river wit!hin fifty miles of St. Anr
tho:iy Fa.lls, at a pilaee where a low
h. ttom. covered with trees and thick
undie16rush, reached baek from tire
river half a mile to the cliff, almost
peCrpendicular in places, spra,ng trees
and bushes, finding root in the ma.ny
cracks and crevices. For miles back
from the top of the cliff lay a roll
ling, hearvily timbered country, the
Iwhole forming a most beautiful re-1
treat for wolves.
Not one of the party owned a~ dog
that would have been of the silghtest
use, .and even if we had possessed one
not onle had the least idea of how to
hunt wolves with or without dogs.
The various arms of the crowd would
hare made a g'ood collection for somre
gun store win dow.
It was a few days after New Year's1
the th'ermonmeter registering 8 deg. be
low in the sun, when we reached the
edges of the timiber. Joe, who wore a
pair of Indian snoivshoes, and I, who
had a pair of Norwegian. skis, got
along very well, but Harry, who
weighed over 200~ pound's, broke
t.hrouzh the .erust at every step.
After holding a pow-wow we decid
ed t'o work down the bottom till din
ner tiime, then~ back up throuh theI
timber a!bove. Giving my skis to Ha-ry
he and George followed the river
ban'k, Billy took the centre, while Joe
and I kelpt in 'close to the clff.
For perhaps an hour we silent'ly
worked our way, when a shot from
Billy's express put us all on the qui
vive. Hearing no whistle,he signal
acrreed upon in case one of us saw
wolvet-and be.ing only too glad of
something to relieve the monotony we
all hurried over to bill and found him'
fastening a fine specimen of t.he
horned owl to the back of his belt.
After a few words we were .about to
return to our places when Billy, with
a wild yel1, begran a war dance, his!
hands behind him in a vain attempt~
to get rid of his game. Billy's owl wn-s
far from dead, having ibeen only stuin-i
ned, and on coming to 14d sunk his
claws deep into the nearest flesh.
-Every time the 'bird swung against
Billy's legs 'he would peck at his
-avs Billy11 letting ont ta wilder howl
THE COLLA4R SCENE
t each nip. As well as we
laughing we released him
It was past 1 o'clcek v:h
down to lunch a,t the spii
we had arrang~ed to meet--ti
ll sat down except Billy,
ferred stbanding, f.;r rea.:
known to hims'elf. Afterv
linmibed the bluff. Harry wa
he far side of i(he timiber
eemed advisable to have h
reat a range a possible, fo
afety-next to him carne
hen Billy, Joe and I keeping
the edge of the cliff, so as t
to keep an eye on the bott1
we had covered perhaps t
hen Joe Held up his hand
autiously to the edge. T
oment there was a erunch,
e.we'nt with a, whoop. Run
tard, I waos just in time to s
ody, that seemed to be mo.
nd legs, revolving in a cloud
lunge out of silght n a dri
oot of a steep slide of se
r a hundred feet, where t
lowving over t:he top of the~ 1
illed in level. As eavy ar
ag, it nmade a smooth ehute,
a break from top to bt om.
illed him I (believe T- mv.
caughed; the next instant t1
as the other wtay, for my j
ed and away I went, shooti
1 Joe's track. It was a sw
ao snow flying in o my f
own my neek, as I covere
round in g give-ni time tha:
id before or ever want to
hen came a leap into the ai
s though I fell niles-ani~
igle-fashion. I dived kereh
hat seemed fathoms of sr
roved to bIe onlyr ab'out one.
nothered, I pawed my way
e greeted with loud yells o
r by Joe, who had .already
Id himself, and Hianry, who,
-amrinex alone. !had come up
>0 see me perfor'm what he
>mne very Z-raeful gymnra:
ren hiaving the nerve to beg:
About 4 o 'eoek, Harry, Je
:opped to rest in. the bottom
e coulee, sitting down on t
road thaat led out into tihre
Te hakd no:t seen either of t
to since lunch, tho-ugh we ha
3ily's rifle once or twice.
While we stat there lamen
ak of wolves and game in
-e heard the peculiar "1a
~eorge's goose gun, tihen in
nne the craek of Billy's ri:
[1 stz,rted to our feet as a sa
r came doYwn the road. La
s move slowly and Harry ha
t on his feet when thre
olves sprang past Joe and
ahed plumb into him, rol]
.er and over in the snow.
:ey reached the mouth of i
Joe and I fired and had the
on of seeing one turn end
George a.nd Billy soon ea
~ae4 bringing a wolf. Geoi
r seen the wolves crossing
ec further up; his shot turr
own the road, where, as ifb
d Billy, he dropped one. J
ivided honors on the third
had both shot at and hit I
Tat night at w steamed
he~ city with our three wolfe
ery onie was p)erfectly sati'
de day 's fun except Harry,
not pulled the trigger once. f
r chorused, "Let us 'be dul
u1!''_.em+ and Strem.
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IN "TUE HEIR TO ThE ROORAI."
nwe sat, AEIUS CO
is, we BEG S TO ANNOUCE:
is best i Its warehouse receipts are regarded
rd we as the highest c-ass <f bankable collateri1
sd et 2 If money can be borrowed on any-j
.thing it can be borrowed on the receipt
it being of The Standard Warenouse Company.
im at as 3 Banking institutions are familiar
general with the methcds and strict business
Ge* g,principles and financial standing of The
Gere,sandard Warehouse Company, and seek
Snear to its receipts as a basis of loans.
be able 4. The idientical cotton that you place
s below, in the warehouse is returned upon sur
render of receipts
.o miles. 5. In case of fire your cotton is paid
nd crp for at market value, and you have no
e n.n difficulty as to insurance, the full in
an vrsurance being maintained by The Stand
n oer ard WAREOse Comany
nig for- 6 All insurance on cotton is main
ea-dark taied at full value in the highest class
Larms EngSlish and American Insurance Comn
Rf seio't aiThe Standard Warehouse Company ,
t at the is absolutev independent of any other
ssty-five organization and conducts its affairs upon
| ,jstrict business methods.
-it sno: I8. The paid up capital stock of The
1uff. of a Standard Warehouse Company is $350,
4 form. 000 oo, and the company is absolutelyi
. . safe,. and its warehouse receipts ecme
ahead of the stockholders.
Har t 9. By having a number of Standard
a b :-lo Warehouses constructed so. a. to comply
e lau h :with insutrance regulations and econo
a,nd ov mies in general management The Stan
esp-dard Warehouse Company offer the cheap
ralong est rate compatible with sound business
ft rush, methods,. ample insurance atnd the full
cea est protection~ of its receipts.
nd . The Standard Warehouse Company
1imore is anxious- to-hwve all cotton of farmers
1I ever and others storeo, and offers the most
gain, comple-te protection and encouragement
'for favmers desiring to hold their cotten.
-I felt 11. Rates will be farnished u-pon ap
spread plication to- Mr. J. D. Wheeler,. local
o int manager Standard Warehouse Company,
w, but Newberry", S. C.
Almost AVALUABLE PLANTATION FOR
out, to 1T.
.. We will rest for the year. 1908,
xtiet the farm of 338 aeres.of land situated
tie about one mila east of Silver Street
in time and own-ed by the estate of Win. W.
SSpearman. There is open upon the
ies .helace about a four h.orse e:ntraet and
m;ade this year 50 bales of cotton.
e The >)lace will b-c rented either for
oali-mon-ey or ba:ies of cotton. Apply to
. ieo the undersigned.
ottoms. John. CGoggs~,
e other Exaeubo. of Win. W. Spearma2L
id heard Newber, S.. C.,. Dee.. 31L 1907.
eneral OPERA HOUSE FO&RBENT..
g' of Sealed bid1s will be received by the
.minut3 Town Connieil of Newberry, S. C., un
le. We til 12 o?elock M.,. Feby 5th, 1908,
rift pat- and them opened, for rent of the
ge 'hod- Opera House, NewiVerry, S. C., for
. hardly three years.
grayish Fo1 2urther ~information apply to
me and the dierk and Treasurer, Eng. S.
ng him Werts.
atisfae- J. J. Langford,
ver-end Attest: Mayor.
meu, Eug. S. Werts,
a-e up, Clerk and Treasurer. . .
dcc them $15 SAYH I
ypass- - utm r
fo IOUIg' OSIOfr
e samc FOR THE NEXT 40 DAYS.
!We will sell our excellent $8o Organs at ONLY
back to 56. our $9o Organs for oNLY s7-ys. tir Nv
i-ns. ev- 190, alance Nov. 19 d.adecceitih
. finterested, clip this a.a nis twt
d W1th1 vcur letter asking for catalog and price lis.t
ho had - Ir you want the hest organ on eartb. <ion't
S delay, but write us at once and sare $r5 and make
r which home harmonious.
y thank Address MALONE'S MUSIC HOUSB,
t'hank- oSuba AN OcA.
The early huyer g
Our stock is being
daily by the arrival
fancy designs and c
Ginghams, best gr;
Percules, Lawns, I
Buy wisely, theref
TLHE CWE'D3Y SAl
Capital $50,000 - -
No Matter How Small, C
The Newberry SaN
vill gve it careful attentio
ipplies to the men ard the w
S, B. Jones. Proprli
ST APLE & FANCY GROCElR
Confectioneries, Fruit, Cigars
Dear Madam Housekeeper:
~ention to our stock of Fanc
~roceries and solicit at les
rour potronage during this 3
We feel safe in saying tha
,he most complete that is o1
hat we can serve you in a s
We will ever keep in mind
>ortanlt points: quality of
rice modorate priceS.
If you are not already a c
r'e would be pleased to add 3
ist of satisfied customers.
We wish 1908 to be our ban
rou join us in making it sol
Yours for busi
'ets the best.
s of new and
in neat and
ade and good
ore buy now.
Matter How Large,
n. This message
J. E NORWOOD,
C., Jan, 17,'1908.
to call your at
y and Staple
st a portion of
t our stock is'
fered here and
three very im
toods proipt ser
us tomer o f our s
'ou to our long
ner year. Will