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Jacob A. Dominick's Model 1
and Ginneries of the Smith
I IV. M. Oxner all in the 1
f on the Newberry Side
The bright and flourishing little
town of Kinards is on the Columbia,
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miles above Newberry. It lies partly
in N<-wberry and part y in Laurens
f county. It is a good market town for
cotton and country produce generally,
has one of the best flour mills in this
section of country and a model creamerr
and dairy farm. There are sev
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JACOB A. DQVJIXICK. POSTMXS
eral good stores there which, supply
, a high class of goods and all that the
p. farmers and their tenants and hands
F may need through the year. Trade is
always good at Kinards. and ihe farmers
are well to do and independent,
making all that they need themselves
Ann nlftntv of Droduce to sell. They
are up to date in their methods of
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STORE OF JACOB A. DO
tilling the soil and their trade is worth
Jacob A. Dorainick.
Toe veteran of the Kinards business j
men is Jacob A. Dominick, who went
*1 up to Kinards twenty-five years ago
and started in business. He was one
of the well known family at Prosperity.
He carried with him his own stout'
heart and willing hands and he has;
k- made a success in his adopted home.
He has been postmaster there for 18 '
years and everybody in that section j
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Store and Home ?Flour Mills
Mercantile Company arid !
rhrivins Town of Kinard
of the Laurens Line. j
knows him. He is a fanner and merchant.
has oaf1 of the neaUst stores in
tla county. He .sells a genera' line of
merchandi e ha'.ing on hand just
a'.Out cverj thing that tho people in
that section are apt to c-jII for in their
:*d:ng. His trade is well established
rhvoiiprh iii that tr-rritorv. and the neo
p;o ha.;1 abiding confidence in him.
ills spirit of enterprise is shown in
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tre fact thai ho has installed an electric
lighting and power plant, sewercge
and water works in his store and
V-me lie rnj?y> ail ih; conveniences
of a city heme.
The postoffice at Kmards sends out
two rural mail delivery routes, No. 1
being served by J. L. I^angford and
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MINICK. KIXARDS, S. C. I
The people of that section have j
every advantage of free mail delivery 1
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and express service and the telegraph, j
Some 200 families are served on the
mail routes, which indicates a well
The Smith Mercantile Company.
The Smith Mercantile Company is'
one of the important business enterprises
of that section. This company
has a large mercantile establishment
and they occupy the old Kinard store,
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which was the first enterprise of thai
sort at this point. They carry a large
and well selected stock of general merchandise.
serving the people of that!
section with practically all that they J
need, and serving mem so wen mai
they have built up a large trade all
through that section.
In connection with their business in j
the store they have also a large and !
successfully managed flour mill. This j
mill has a capacity of fifty barrels of j
flour a day. and it has been kept busy.!
They cum out a good quality of flour,
using the roller process. They have a
ready market for all the flour that j
they can turn out. In addition to this
they have also a large modern ginnery.
which gives good service to the
people of that section of the country. '
W. W. Ox nor.
A very considerable general rner- j
chandise business ar Kinards is that
owned by w. ai. Uxnr-r an enterprise
ins; business man who was raised in j
that section and has had the confidence !
of the people all his life. He carries !
a good stock of goods, carefully select-1
ed to meet the demands of the people]
of that section, whose trade Mr. Oxner|
;s seeking and winning. He occupies |
as his home the old Kinard house, one ,
of the landmark? of the community. |
In addition to tne store -Mr. uxner,
has a modern gin, which hand'es aj
large part of the cotton grown in that j
neighborhood. iV'r. Oxner is an enter-;
prising and progressive business man ,
and citizen, doing all that he can to
advance the interests of the community
and to guild up the town of Kinards.
Kinards has good school and church
facilities and all of the thing- that go
to make attractive a home in the rural
districts under modern conditions,
i Smith's Dry Creek Dairy.
One cf the largest dairy farms and
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' DRY CREEK DAIRY FARM'S
i one of the finest collection of milk
I cows in this section of the state is to
j be found at Kinards. Mr. R. G. Smith
is the proprietor. His large modern
I cow barn is one of the most conspicuj
ous features of the landscape at this
1 point on the road. His beautiful cat!
tie may be seen grazing on the well
cared for lands, and there is every indication
of thrift and prosperity in the
Smith dairy farm. Mr. fcmun was one
of the first enterprising .men to go
into the milk business on a large scale
and on scientific principles. He sends
his milk into Columbia, selling it
wholesale. He has thirty-four cows,
all of the very best stock.. He sends
into Columbia an average of 65 gallons
a day of milk and cream. The Dry
Creek Dairy has won a number of valuable
premiums at the State fair and j
ftthpr fairs Two vears aso his herd !
won the blue ribbon over all herds at
the State fair.
The farm is well adapted to the
needs of the dairy. The fields are
under fence. Such crops as will feed
the cows and make milk are planted.
The stock in turn enrich the soil and
there has been steady improvement in
the cattle and in the land year by j
year. Mr. Smith has erected large
silo? and other conveniences for winter
feeding. He cuts his ensilage and
racks his silos by machinery, and he
I'nonc fViom xvpii filiM all the time.
following one good food crop with
another. He makes all the feed that
he uses on his own farm. He has been
well pleased with the result of his j
work on this line, and is still building |
up and improving. He began four
vears ago with four cows and he has
multiplied his resources and his nurn-,
ber of cows for every year he has been
in business. Mr. Smith has one of the
finest registered Jersey bulls in this
section of the state.
Everything about tne dairy is built
according to sanitary laws, the floors
of the milking barn are cement, arranged
for copious flushing,all screened
from flies. The milk is taken with as
little hand'ing as possible and no exposure
to the germs io the separator
and shipping room and cooled before
being shipped. It is good milk, rich in
butter fat. because the cows are fed
liberally from the productive farm
and peeps sweet because it is. kept
clean. Mr. Smith's enterprise is one
in the nature of pioneering, for, with
the splendid advantage offered by this
section to creameries and dairies, and
the feeding of cattle, there is a splendid
future for such business in Newberry
county, and for the auxiliary
business of supplying the markets with
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prebensive mind to closer thinking,
and to deeper research in the sciences
to be able to d'scover the modus operandi
of trade but it is a generally acccpied
fact, business is based on conanH
that rplfasps the Durse
It would be an almost hurcn'ean
task, for which 1 feel my own inr>-"
quate, to namp them one by one so
that this nn:st indeed be written currente
calamo, and references in particular
can hardly be made to the hundreds
who bought and sold, and who
helped, each in his own good and honest
way, to build up his town in moral
fiber and business strength. Suffice it
to say, we who live in this year of
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*raee 1915 are largely their beneficiaries.
How\ well they wrought, with
what earnestness they toiled, time and
eternity will disclose, but this we
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IVilUTT ^ tug m-uu
community was elevated because of
their unswerving integrity, they were
loyal to the state, and were gorejned
by correct and lofty ideals.
When reconstruction came, with all
its horrors and disgraces, the merchants
of Newberry were steadfast to
principle, were unwavering in civic
pride, and unflinching in their discharge
of the highest obligations of
citizenship. I recall one particular instance
during the troublous times of
'76, when Gen. Hampton was in Columbia,
determined to exercise the gubernatorial
functions or know the reason
why, nearly every store had closed,
proprietors as well as clerks going to
the capital to lend a hand. When
the Red Shirts were organized, no
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the Democracy than by the merchants
of the town, and this is not said in
disparagement of any class, as all performed
the freeman's privilege, viz,
maintain and support good government.
It was niy happy lot to come to >"ewberrv
in 1874. at that time a flourish
ing town-, with a bigger cotton market
than now, owing to peculiar conditions
prevailing, as there was no railroad
to I-aurens, there was a heavy
business done here, in fact business
came here as far distant as Spartanburg.
The stocks of goods were heavy,
the competition was brisk and honorable.
I suppose the "oldest citizens" remember
the Baltimore Corner, as it
was called by Uncle Andy Wicker, the
children's friend, who filled them up
with goodies and candies and knickknacks.
He was a veritable Santa
Claus in the flesh. There was a genu
ine lament among the little folks when
their old friend passed to the inevit- J
And who is there who docs not remember
Burr J. Ramage, his place be
FATHER TO SOX?R. G. SMITH, PRO
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j Ing an omnium gntherum, including
| cross-eyed knitting needles to gr^en
: spectacles for blind ducks. He was a
j naturalist cf no mean order, and a
man of unblemished character. i
Space and time forbids references
more than to say that any town would
be benefited and honored if all her
merchants were in the same class as
that fine coterie, composed in part by
I fhe Clvcks. Mayes, Martin, Shiver,
j Pools, McCaughrins. Duncan's, Hunts.
Boozers, Wrights and a host of others
whose names I can not recall at this
writing, for our memories do not
serve as we would at all times.
One unique character was Major
Charles Buist, a man of honor and
| fearless in the extreme. The major,
; so the story goes, had a clerjk, not
i averse to idling, and the major was a
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| Singleton Ring's services somewhat
j more assiduously, a box of percussion
| caps were emptied by the storekeeper
into a barrel of chestnuts, and to the
great dismay of Ring, they had to come
out, one by one, but of course the
major was supposedly innocent of the
admixture "Better get 'em out, eh,
| Mr. Ring, better get 'em out, eh."
It was a joke of the town, that all
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These men were some advertisers ia
those days, as witness this that appeared
in The Herald, as far back as
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PART OF DRV CREEK DAIR1
1874, the author, Uncle Dick Chapman,
one of the funeral directors at that
time: "Ladies Burial Robes in whit?
or black. Something neat and pretty,
i suitable for young and old." Surely
that was enough to take the sting out
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ness. I fancy, however, that notwithstanding
this attractive advertisement
no one hastened to "shull off this mor
PRIETOR DRYiCREEK DAIRY FARM,
tal coil," and "wrap the drapery of his
couch about him and lie down to pleaaand
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Let me close this by telling of the
splendid - joke perpetrated by Mr.
Scheck, yef living and an octogenerian,
on som^of the wide-awake and shrewd
of the .community, yclept cotton buyers.
Bringing in a specimen of raw
silk, which he had cultivated for some
while, the sorely buzzled cotton buyers,
probably unaccustomed to raw
silk, declared it to be a very fine sample
of newly discovered cotton, of
splendid texture. The joke was decidedly
on the we'l posted cotton buy*ow
en. tn anoaV and f?rp?tArl nn IIWTa
And now. alas, all these men have
gone the way of all the earth, but
there is left the memory of their ju6t
deeds, and it is true that
"Only the actions of tjie just
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust."
.now we nave a Jarger town, <uxa
more numerous stores and factoriesv
but who can say that those men of
old, of whom I have been writing, were
not after all the real builders and promoters
of these more modern enterprises?
meaning in saying he is a
good man is, to have you understand
me that he is sufficient/' They were
sufficient-in their day. May that much
at least be said, in all truth of those
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