Newspaper Page Text
mt4 NEWBERRY. S - - T.
0.55 NE11WBERRY. S. 0. FREDAY. -TULY 6. 190. TIEAWEK.150AYA
- The City Hi
10RA. OVJPXZUNT. wa
of t 9(en Who Govern yei
t,47p$ M. :. Kib- Se
)oSr of wordens. W
erity is governed by an inten- nei
d four wardens, who are elect- prt
SIally in the spring. ho1
present municipal officers are aw
ndant-Dr. E. N. Kibler. of
rdens-J. P. Bowers, A. H. 'I
A. P. Dominick, J. D. Quattle- the
The City Hall. ten
e city hall, which is the scat of B.
unicipal government, is a mod- Wi
Irick structure, recently erected I
st of $2,500. It is on ornament hal
Mayor E. N. Kibler,
* osperity, and should be a source
'de to its citizens.
meeting~s of council are held1( ing
Sfrst Tuesday niight in each finid
. .a a m
munhtficipal court is held, each a d
9ay morning. . Pr
e idea of a city ball for the towni
~aturecd during the mayoralty of
~. Y. Hunter, in the year 1902.
eeof ground, centrally located,
Alderman .t ).Quattlebaum.
y Material am(
i purchased and the contract let foi
building. The wardens for tha
ir were Messrs A. H. Hawkins, B. E
iumpert, S. S. Birge, and J. L
ise. This was a forward move
nt that caused the town to take 01
v life, and from that time to th,
sent there has not been an empt:
ise and many have been turne<
iy from locating there on accoun
io house to be had.
'he council which served the yeai
city hall was finished was com.
ed of the following citizens: In.
dant, G. Y. Hunter; Wardens, B
Schumpert. A. H. Hawkins, J. L
;e and H. P. Wicker.
rior to the erection of the city
I the city government had no abid
Alderman A. P. Dominick.
lace, meetin1g w~hereverI it couldl
acco mnmfodation1s. In one inistance
ectinig was held oni the street with
ry goods box as seats. Now
sperity can p)oiint with pridec to
Alderman A. H. Kohn.
Ier city hall, and feel that she is
abreast of the times. and when en
.i0ying one of the lyceumn nunbers,
Prosperity's citizens eanl thank the
progressive mn who dlared to at tempt
g-reat thils. aid Iccomplislied them,
anld ill filr tie 'ood of the citizens.
1Fr1om1 this nI'ememit _-rew other ii
provements. New and improved brick
stores were built. The movement, it
might be said, culilinated in the hand
some graded school building that
stands out as a beacollight to all the
town, calling all to a higher aim and
purpose inl life.
' Intendant E. N. Kibler.
This is )r. E. N. Kibler's first year
as intendant. Dr. Kihler was born
in Prosperity in 1871 and has lived
there all his life. He graduated in
dentistry from the Dental College of
Atlanta, and has practiced in Pros
Dr. Kibler's election to the respon
sible position which lie now holds f.9
the best evidence of the esteem in
which lie is held by his fellow-towns
men. lie has, since lie reached an age
at which lie -could take part in busi
ness affairs, lent his-efforts to the ad.
vancement of his town and county
and has done much for the upbuilding
of Prosperity. Of ability in his pro.
fession and of pleasing personality
he has been successful in the prac
tice of dentistry.
As intendant. Dr. Kibler is conser
vative and at the same time is readyN
and eager to engage in any movement
which promises substantial advance
ment for Prosperity.
A. H. Kohn.
Mr. A. H. Kohin received his school.
- ing in the common schools of the
I county and the Prosperity High school
) under Associate Justice I. B. Jones,
r Taught school for two years iti Lex.
ington and -Newlerry counties . in
1875 and 1876. Was married to Miss
Mary E. Birge of Prosperity Febru
ary 25, 1880. Entered the mercantile
business for himself September, 1880.
Was in business in Prosperity and
Greenville. Sold out his mercantile
interests and accepted position with
Farmers and Machanics Mercantile
and Manufacturing Co., as manager
in 1889. Resigned his position in Jan
nary, 1903, to accept position as see
retary and treasurer Carolina Insur
ance and Casualty Co. Was super
visor of registration for Newberry
county for t o terms, 1886-1888. Was
elected mayt . * Prosperity one term
and declined -c-ulection. Was elected
treasurer South Carolina Synod Oc
tober, 1895. Has been active in church
work for past 25 years. He is ex
ofieio a member of the executive com
mittee of Synod and was on special
committee on raising founds to build
the Olympia mill church.
He organized the S. S. Birge Co., a
mercmitile stock company, in Janu
aIry, 1905, succeeding the firm of S. S.
4am mm mmm m
m esmomamm m mm.w
Clerk El. B. Kibler.
Birge. This compan'y is, doing a fine
b)usiness. Mr. Kohn is president and
He has been acetive in all educa
tional work of his town, being a memn
ber' of the board of trustees of tihe
Prosperity Gradled school, lie is sec
retary of the Cooina Insjurance andl
Casualty company of Columbia. This
company has a large business in Co
Ilumbia,' Charleston, Sumter, Newber
ry and iJnioii.
He was elected warden this sprng.
Jas. D. Quattlebaum.
JAR. 1). Quattlebaum was borlin inl
Oraigebur- county Septeiber 26,
1870. 1le speit most of his young
life on a farm inl the foothills of
Georgia. near 'ainesville. and gradu
ated fron Kioxville Business eolleie,
Knoxville. Tenn.. Jie, 1891. le be
.."anl his business career as book-keeper
for Cole amul Ilrabliam, of Blamberg,
August 1, 1901. le was associated
with his unce. General F. M. 11am
berg, (f' Baiberg, in tihe live stock
-anid vehicle business for flve years,
when le Chose this line for his life
work, and went in business for him
self at Fhrhardt, S. C. IIe was mar
ried to Nara, youngest daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Asa F. Langford, of Pros
perity. S. C., Decemnber .29, 1896. Mr.
Quattlebaillum moved to Prosperity. to
live, January 1, 1903,. and- has built
up .a handsome business on the plat
form, "a square deal'' to everybody.
He was elected a warden of the town1
of Prosperity last April.
A. P. Dominick.
A. P. Dominiek was born March 2,
1836, at the Dominick homestead, five
miles south east of Prosperity. He
mi,rried Miss Lucinda Sheely, Novem
ber 3, 1858. When South Carolina f
called oi her sons to go to the front 1)
lie enlisted in Company G., 13th reg- ii
iment C. S. A., Lester's old comipany, i0
first Gregg's, later McGowan's bri- al
gade. He saw service in all the Vir- .1
ginia campaigns and was captured at li
Frederisksburg, Va., in December, tj
1862. He was imprisoned for nearly w
thre6e mouths in the old capitol at ti
Washington in room No. 14. le
spent 'a shork while, two weeks, at tl
Fott Deloware, and was exchanged pi
at Tlehmond, Va., in March, 1863. He
was in the sharp shooter service. Was tc
wotiiAed at second battle Qf Manissas ti
at Spottsylvania Court House, and pi
at Gettysburg. Mr. Dominick was or- P1
derly sergeant the latter part of the T]
war for more than a year. He moved in
to Prosperity in the autumn of 1874, .qt
and was engaged in the mercantile ti
business for a time. Selling out his bc
interest lie has been farming sinee. I
Mr. Dominick has been a warden of efl
the town three times and has been an Ai
oflicer in the Associated Reformed th
lhesbyterianl church forl the past thirty Ia
five years. He is at this time serving th
for the third time his town as a war
J. P. Bowers.
.J. Patrick Bowers was born two
nmiles south of the town of Prosperity,
November 21, 1849.
le las lived all his life in Newber
ry counity and was a successful farm
vr as long as lie followed planting as
a vocation. He decided to go into
the mercantile busiiess and moved to
Prosperity, in 1890 'and organized ihe
lirmi of J. P. Bowers aid company,
from which was formed the firm of
IBtwers and Dominiek, in 1896.
Mr. Bowers has served his church
and11 town w.ell and fa it I fully, having
beenu a steward of Wightman Chap
cl since 1890. He has been three times
a wurden of the town, serv'ing in thle
ithree terms eight yea rs.
Mir. Bowers was married three tms
the last marriage April 5, 1906.
Mr. Bow~ers has been a member of
the graded school board for years aiid
wa one of thle members applointced bye
legislative enactment to erect the
preisent school b)uilding .il
One of the Older nitiz.n.
andsome and Modern School Build
ing Recently Erected at a Cost of
Five Thousand Dodlars.
About thirty years an) thle unriest
Or better ischool advantages that
11lit forth plilie gynirded schools
Iall pro-gessive ommuniIiit ies lI to
establishlient of' tihe hi,-h school
Prosperity. 'I'lius, it is Said, was
lIyed 1'for ia lonl.er period the pub
graded selho)l at Prosp(rity and
e erection of tile school building
ieh is now a source of pride to all
e citizens of that community.
Beginning with Prof. Welch in 1879,
e school has had fourteen princi
The handsome school building of
day erected at a cost of $5,000, was
v natural result of the march of
1ogress which has characterized
rosperity duriiin- the, past decade.
ic people of the cominmunity deter
ied that larger aud more modern
artors wore necessary for im educa
mal ceitre, and they votld the
mds for the nlecessary mmeoliey to
ild it. It was throuh the 11 tirinig
orts of Represeitative Elbert I.
ill and Sentator (eorge S. Mower
it Ile hill was passel by he legis
1ure providin' for tle holiniig of
The bill empowered a committee
Mrs. C. T. Wycho, teacher in Grad
mted theireit to hoh)l thle election
si, t ogether i.wiith thle I(township
ardV(, tol (ereel a sittable school
ildini . Tlhie cilelion was bel, thle
M(iss Margaret Leckie, teacher in
bloids voted, and very soon a dosir
able lot was purchased, and the Pros
perity graded school moved from the
old high school building near the Co.
lumbia, Newberry and Laurens depot
to its new homie, "the Hill,'' in No
Witi this, her second publie build
ing, Prosperity is equipped to do the
eduicational work necessir.y in a com
111111ity f' hier ma1terial advallenlelit,
an11 tIlh etivational work tecessary to
aid her Inumiiipall m114 eivie improve
ment, and upliftinlg.
Mr. L. 16 Bowers Hs Been Post
*Master Since 1875.
Post Master L. S. Bowers is serv
ing under a commission issued to him
in 1877. He was first appointed post
master in May, 1875, and was later
reappointed inl December, 1877. His
assistait is Mr. H. Fred Schumpert.
The stamp sales of the ofilce last
year amountud to $17,000.
'I'lie ollice has been elficiently man
aedl. to the satisfaction of the Unit
ed Stats governIllment and Of the peo
ple of PIrosperity.
Postmaster L. S. Bowers.
THE SECRET ORDERS.
Three Flourishing Lodges in Pros
perity, Masons, Knights of Pythias
and Woodmen of the World.
Prosperity has three flourishing se
3ret ordor lodges, tho Masons, Knights
'if Pythias anid Woodmlfen of the
W'~orld. Thle memibership of each is
lairge and steaily gr'owing.
At frequtent intervals each of the
three lodges provides social eniter
hainmnent for the members and their
friends and( thie occasions are always
thoroughy 1encijoyable1 anud enjoyed.
The JcGly Dozen and thle i4terary
Sorosis, of Prosperity.
P rosperity has twV.o social organiza..
ions wich have given many pleasant
mitertainimenits of a social and literary
-hr 'r he primary object of
ahis social intercourse and( literary
L(dvancement. They are the Literary
soros andthem lyoen.