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The Newberry herald and news. (Newberry, S.C.) 1884-1903, December 04, 1902, EXTRA, Image 2

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The Herald and News: begin
ning yesterday, will print a Con
ference daily covering the proceed
ings of the Conference and suc
personal and other natter as ma
be deemed of interest to the men
bers and their friends. It take
considerable labor to do this bt
we thought it would be appreciate
by the members and make a plea.
ant remembrance for them to sen
to their loved ones at home or I
friends who are not here. We wi
mail copies to any address begi'
ning with the issue of yesterda
going through Monday for tr
small sum of twenty-five cent
All that you have to do is to leas
your order at the office and tl
rest will be attended to by us. Tl
office is on the corner opposite ti
church and across the street fro:
the post office. We shall be gla
to take a subscription from eac
member of Conference and ce
supply yesterday's paper also.
If you desire the paper deliverE
to you in the city we will try to c
that also, unless your home is t<
far out on the suburbs.
This paper is purely a Confe
- ence paper and is published as
compliment to you and your pre
ence in the city.
One of the most important que
tion to come before Conference
this time is !the settlemnent of tl
agitation of the question of the r
moval of the Columbia Fema
College. A committee has be(
appointed to ask for bids and
make a report through the board i
trustees to the Conferance at tb
session. That report will be ma<
this morning and the question w:
-be made.a special order for twel'
o'clock today. It is probable th
the report will bring forth the .li
est and most interesting debate
the session.
It is claimed that there is need
more buildings and more room the
is available on the present site
the city of Columbia. Bids f<
the location have been invited ar
* four propositions were submitte
to the committee and through ti
committee to the board of trustee
Greenwood and Laurens are ti
main competitors. both havir
representatives here and both sul
mittinig propositions.
Laurens offers $a5,ooo in car
and a choice of three sites, any or
of which the committee from Lai
rens claims is worth $20,0o0, whic
would make their offer aggrega
-Greenwood offers $42,960
subscriptions which are guarantee
without any site.
Sumter had in an offer of an
site in the city whichi tht. commi
tee might select but no cash <
Columbia seems to be making i
efiort to secure the retention of tt
college in that city. Either tka
people think it will stay there ju
so, or they are indifferent t
whether it stays or goes.
The board has unanimous1
recommlended the acceptance c
.the offer of Greenwood and th
removal of the.college to that city
The question now comes squar
ly before the Conference on th
recommendation of the boarc
What the Conference will do c
course cannot be foretold.
To an outsider it looks like ba,
judgment to move the colleg
from Columbia. It is central an,
there are advantages at the capitc
of the State which cannot be en
joyed elsewhere. Besides to go t
the up country would put the twi
Conference schools close to eaci
Still we admire the pluck o
Greenwood and Laurens and the
public spirit they display in trying
to secure this school. And W<
cannot underbtanTd the indifference
of the business men of Columbia.
Newberry circuit, which at one
time included the station, extended
in the eaily days from Laurens tc
Columbia. There has been growth
and development all along the line.
The Newberry Methodists need
to move the parsonage back on the
corner where the old church stood.
The Conference opened on Tue s- t
day with a gloomy and rainy day. (
Yesterday we had the sunshine F
and the balm of the ideal South- a
ern climate. From the appearance N
of the heavens as we go to press z
this morning we very much fear
there is more bad weather ahead
for the Conference. It is too bad e
for the members will be unable to
see what we have in Newberry and
may go away with a bad impres- f
s sion of the town.
d They should visit Newberry
College before they leave and we
d feel sure President Cromer will be
glad to see them and will take
11 pleasure in showing them through
the grounds and the buildings.
With only 9,ooo Lutherans in the
State Newberry College, a denomi
national school, has an enrolment
of 175. If we had 8o,ooo members
we would need another college.
n Mayor Klettner Will Welcome Conference
,d Matter of Location of Female College.
The business to be transacted by
Conference today promises to be
d the most important during the pres
lo ent session.
b At 9.31 a. m.,Conference will con
r- At io a. m., address of welcome,
a on behalf of the city, will be de
s- livered by Mayor Klettner. Bishop
Duncan. will respond in behalf of
At 12 m., the matter of the loca
tion cf the Female College will
come up for consideration.
it At 1.30 p. m,, : djournment will
ie be reached.
These subjects will be inter
le spersed with routine business.
In the afternoon at 4 o'clock a
t Love Feast, to be led by Dr. 0. A.
f Darby, will be held.
is This evening will be devoted to
le Church Extension work, and an
ill address will be delivered by some
e prominent member of the Board of
SChurch Extension.
fMrs. B. M. Griffin died at her
home near Prosperity yesterday
e Losses Sustained About Half-The Annual
gReport of the Insurance Depart
- meat of the Comptroller's
Office. Some Sug-.
e In a few days part second of the
- annual report of the comptroller
h general to the general assembly
te will be issued. It is the insurance
report for the State of South Caro
n lina showing the business done in
d the year 1901. The report will be
by far the most complete y et issued
y by the State, containing detailed
t- information about every company
r operating in South Carolina.
In the general introductory the
a comptroller general says :
e To the Honorable Assembly of
e South Carolina:
t I submit herewith the insurance
a report of this department for the
year ending December 31st, 1901.
y This report is published now in
f stead of waiting until January next
e to combine with the regular report
.of the comptroller general,'m order
.that you may have time to examine
e the same before the next meeting I
.of the general assembly.
f It contains abstracts and tables I
compiled from the annual state
j ments and reports m ade to this of
e fice by all fire, life, accident, casu
i alty and other forms of insurance, 1
1 sho wing the financial condition and ~
. business done in South Carolina,~
y by companies authorized to do bus
inmess in this State during the year 1
11901, with a directory of compa- ~
nies licensed to do business in South Y
FCarolina during 1902.
SThe number of companies tran
sacting business by authority of this t)
department during the year 1901 is si
as follows:
U. S. branches of foreign fire U
insurance companies....... 29
U. S. fire insurance companies 42
U. S. life insurance companies 30
Accident, fidelity, health and
miscellaneous companies... 22j
Fraternal associations..... ------ 3
Mortgage companies.... .... ..i
Tot-il................127 ~
Thefolowin IAm tshwS
'T%a Enllam'ncr etatement chnw S
hat on busiuess written in South
,arolina by all the insurance com
>anies $2,890,789.47 was received
s premiuns, and upon which losses
vere paid amounting to $I,337
48 66, making the ratio of losses
)aid to premiums received 46.27
>er cent., as shown by annual stat
ment :
J. S. Branches
oreign fire insurance companies
Premiums received, $316,I17.80:
Losses paid, $198,826.47; per cent.
>f losses paid to premiums received,
U. S. fire insurance companies
Premiums recisved, $664,546.25
losses paid, $348,219.85; per cent.
of losses paid to premium received,
Life insurance companies-Prem
iums received, $1,794,162.11; los
ses paid, $744,494.8o; per cent. of
losses paid to premiums received,
Accident, fidelity and miscellan
eous companies--Premiums receiv
ed $115,963.31; losses paid, $46,
107-54; per cent. of losses paid to
premiums received, 39 94
Total--Premiums received, $2,
890,789 47; losses paid, $1,337,648.
66; per cent. of losses paid to
premiums received 46.27.
A detailed statement of license
fees, $26,713.66, collected from
companies authorized to do busi
ness in this State, will be found on
another page of this report. Your
attemtion is again called to the fact
that the insurance laws of this State
do not provide for the examination
of companies organized in this
State, or that they shall make an
nual statements or other returns to
this department. We have no
means of ascertaining their finan
cial condition or standing. Our
laws should be so amended as
to require all companies organized
in South Carolina to furnish this
department with some evidence of
their standing and reliability.
Each agent or representative of
an insurance company, before so
liciting business, should be re
quired to apply to the comptroller
general for a license. A small
sum should be charged for this li
cense-say, $1.oo.
Under the laws of this State in
surance companies are required to
pay a tax of one-half of one per
cent. to the State treasurer of
South Carolina. I suggest that
you pass an act, requiring in
lieu of this tax of one-half
of one percent., and State, county
and school taxes, to pay the State
treasurer two per cent, on gross
premiums collected in South Caro
lina. The change will simplify
the work of this department very
much, and save the insurance com
panies trouble and annoyance, and
wili give as much revenue as re
:eived at present.
J P. Derham,
Comptroller General.
1vil Service Applicant Prepares to Pass
Physical Test.
An iron four-pound weight tied to
be shirt tail of a young New Yorker,
nentally bright, but physically un
leveloped, recently caused his re
ection as an applicant for the posi
ion of railway mail clerk, says the
3bicago Inter Ocean.. After the men
al examination, at which he did well
ad secured a high mark, he was
riven a rigid physical examination.
le was under weight, but because of
Lis excellent mental examination was
llowed thirty days in which t.o
'weigh in" at the required figure
38 pounds. When he appeared be
ore the board at the end of the
2onth he was apparently thinner
han before, but when be stepped on
he scales he just came within the
mit, with nothing to spare. The
iedical examiner congratulated the
oung man and be was just about to
bep down off the scales when an iron
reight fell from somewhere and rang
ai the steel platform. Attached to
2e weight was a string and from the
dring dangled a piece of linen from
ie tail of a shirt The young man
as not asked to explain.
World. Satisfaction given or
aney refunded. Prices of Pens, $2.50,
.00, $4.00 and $5.00. For sale by
EV. JOH N L. RAY, Agt.,
IR\do S. C.
Place of sale during conference,
C., G.S.
Invite a careful inspec
tion of their Large
and and Choice
Stock of Goods com
prising Dry Goods,
Notions. Millinery,
Shoes, Rugs, and
Portiens, etc , etc
Everything first class as
we endeavor at all
times to keep clear
of shoddy. Our line
of Dress Goods is up
to date in every par
ticular, style. ma
terial, colors etc
Trimmings and Linitigs
to suit the '- ost fas
tidious. In Millinery
we take special pride t
and pleasure, and
can safely g arantee
satisfaction to our
Our Shoe Stock is of the
largest in the city
and we handle noth
ing which we can
not represent as be
ing of the very best f
for the price put up
on it.
To the members of the
Conference we ex
tend a special invi
tation to make all I
the use of our place
which themhae v
service. Come and
see us.
C., & 1. S. Io781' Co.
Reliable J
Put up in tablets
which fit, into the vest
pocket and can be a
taken anywhere.s
& M[EKSt
Newberry, S. C,
A cordial invitat
;o all members of
:o call at Jamie
mporium and se
lay. It consists
or all occasions
) the best tailorit
ind splendid fabr
ition always settl
hen it comes to
rnd Jamieson g
:he prices are alw
Slothing he sells.
A Shoe Dip
aresents itself als
rnd Jamieson ca
so well as to sho
stock he carries [
:hing desirable ir
rnd price..
An Opp
The finest displ
tnywhere in all d<
nd these goods.
een to be admire
We again expre
hat the members
hould drop in to
r not they need a
ne. If they do r
re will be more ti
make it to their in
leir purchases at
O.K. JA,
The Had to F(
Newb erry.
ion is extended
son's Clothing
e the great dis
made in the art
ig, latest styles,
ic. A consider
es in the price
buying clothes,
uarantees that
ays right on the
;o at this time,
n suggest here
es because the
as in it every
i quality, style
rt unity
g Goods
ay to be found
or Men,
eed only to be
ss our desire
of Conference
ee us whether
nything in our
eed anything,
an pleased to~
terest to make
our store.I
Ot Clothier.
A Reauliful
Full Line of
For Young and Old.
Jewelry of
Suitable for
New Year
and Birthday
Pine Clocks,
Kitchen Glocks,
Travelers Clocks,
Schoolroom Clocks,
Alarm Clocks,
Pltd War, Rogers Bros.
Table Cultery, Fancy
Glasses Fitted to Suit the
5criptions Watches and
JwelryaRepairing also
~t Old Stand of Dr. Pelham
leweler andi

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