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Optimistic Spin
Though Reconizing Severity
Not Dowheearted?Steps
Rebuilding of Burn
Joe Sparks in The 'State.
Augusta. Ga., March -4.?Augusta
was tonight feeding the several thousand
fire refugees. Sleeping quarters
Shave been provided for practically
e.ery person made homeless by tne
fire which swept the city Wednesday
night and early Thursday morning.!
Tho tAtdi lrwe will not the* Xn_- 1
000,000 mark.
Having completed elaborate plans
for the immediate needs of the -dependents
the business men today began
to turn their attention to plans j
for rebuilding the burned district. An
optimistic spirit prevails throughout
the city and the work will go forward i
as soon as the insurance has been adjusted.
There was much speculation
today as to the amounts carried on
the larger buildings.
One o." the larger banking and trust
companies of New York placed an advertisement
in one of the papers offering
to make loans for the rebuilding
'of residences and store properties
upon reasonable terms.
Hundreds 01 workmen, mciuaiug
100 convicts, were clearing the 6treets j
and sidewalks of debris throughout j
today, while lumber is being hauled1
to many places preparatory to rebuilding.
Great numoers of telegrams
offerins assistance have been received
from individuals and the mayors of
neighboring cities.
To Help Sufferers.
The chairman of the public welfare
committee, iW. H. Barrett said this
afternoon that the committee exnpptprt
not nnlv tn nrovide for the im- !
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mediate needs of the peop-le who lost
/ their all, but also to secure them j
some furniture and bed clothing. The
negroes in vte fire district are among
the worst sufferers since they had no
insurance at all and lost everything.
They are being looked after by a j
committee composed of the Rev. C. T. j
Walker, Silas X. Floyd and other
-prominent negroes.
The city is literally full o: (visitors,
thousands having come from all ai
~ . I
rections by train and by automobile,
to view the ruins.
Dynamiting the walls of burned
buildings whicli are in danger of falling
proceeded throughout the day.
There is no demoralization in Augusta
now to speak of, and the people are
calmly and determinedly facing the
1UIUI c.
The two newspapers, The Herald
and The Chronicle, are making arrangements
for rebuilding their 'burned
nlants. For the Dresent The
Herald will be issued from Thompson,
a little town about 60 miles t'rom the
city. The /Chronicle has leased a
large building which will very probably
be its permanent home.
Members of the special relief committee,
named yesterday by the committee
of 50 on public safety, con
tinued to receive contributions and
every effort will be made to raise
$50,000. This Ound it is thought will
he ample to take care of the present i
needs of destitute citizens. More than
$20,000 has been subscribed.
Turn to the Future.
With stout heart and firm deter- j
mination the people of the city have j
turned from the disaster and are giv-1
in<r thoir attention tn thp future 411 '
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has not been gloom. The weather has
not been severe. From all sections o:
the United States messages of sympahty
have been received. Telegrams
offering aid ha\e been received by
Mayor Littleton from many cities
throughout the country. Xo gifts
will be scorned, yet the people of Augusta
feel that they are well able to
care for every man, woman and child
who has been left without means and
without a home.
While the embers were still smouldering
in the ruins on Broad street
crowds of busines men gathered and
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t.airvcu ui LiU5U0ia o i.uiuig.
was a spirit of grit pervading all calculations.
There was a spirit of
cheerfulness even among those who
iiave lost all of ttieir worldly goods
tMar.y insurance adjusters have already
arrived and the 'Southern Ad
justment bureau "will open an office j
here Monday for the adjustment of
insurance claims.
Leading business men vrere of the
opinion today that a great business
revival will follow closely on the
iheels o>; the fire.
Good Service Done.
Ail U1 ^aui^livus auu luumuuaio j
"having the interests of Augusta at j
heart today congratulated the officers,
the militia, the sheriff's deputies and
others who volunteered during the
crisis in keeping the excellent order.
fns In Augusta
of Catastrope, People Are
> for Relief Work and for
ed District Taken.
Not a man was arrested for looting, j
Not one person was fatally injured, j
The city is thankful for the valuable 1
assistance rendered bv the firemen
who came from other cities to stem
the advance of the flames. The fire
has had one distinct resulj. It has
brought Augusta in closer touch with
all cities and towns in the South and
the country. This the business men
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-\ew nguies avauauie iuuuj *>uuiu
indicate that not more than 20,000
bales of cotton were destroyed by the
fire. The cotton destroyed is va'ued |
at about $1,000,000. Cotton on storage
is always insured to its full value.'
The following are the tosses by the1
several firms:
Kussell & Allen 5,000 bales'
Davison &. Fargo 2,000 bales;
Pope & Fleming 2,000 bales j
A. J. Salinas 2,000 "bales j
Keely & Wilcox 3,500 /bales
Luke & Fleming 2,o00 -bales
Clarke & Butt 1,000 bales
J. P. Doughty 1,000 bales
Garrett & Calhoun 500 bales j
Total 18,500 bales;
Unofficial figures secured today
would indicate that the Empire Lie
insurance building was insured for
$200,000. This building is 19 6tories
high and was only partially completed.
lAbout $300,000 had been expend-!
ed on the structure. The damage to |
the building was about $2000,000. A |
policy of $180,000 was carried on the
12 story Chronicle building. No plans
I have been decided upon for the remodeling
of this 'building. Contracted
will examine the building to dej
termine the advisability of reconstruct j
ing. It is not believed that the 6teel
I work was damaged in the Empire or
The Chronicle buildings. The annex
to The Chronicle building, where the
composing room of the paper was
housed, carried insurance approximating
$>1,000. The Dyer building,
where the fire started Wednesday afternoon
was insured for $57,000. Insurance
of $40,000 was carried on the
i Union Savings bank building. The
Commercial club property was insured
for $25,000. The Masonic temple
was insured '.or a coiai or $z*,uuu.
Some Large Contributions.
Many contributions have been received
for the relief fund. Among the
large contributions, are the following:
J. F. Starr, $5,000; George R. Stearns,
$1,000; Mrs. Alice M. Wheeler, $1,000
Cotton row, $1,000; S. M. Whitney
company, $1,000; Fhinizy and company.
$500; William H. Barrett. $500;
Barrett and company, $500; Augusta
Drug company, $500; Reid and company,
$500; Richmond county commissioners,
$1000; Southern. 'States
Phosphate and Fertilizer company,
A public concert will be given at
| the Grand theatre Sunday afternoon,
j the proceeds to be devoted to the re|
lief fund.
! The Augusta Chronicle in an editorial
this morning said:
"Well, it is just as The Chronicle
predicted yesterday morning?Augusts
lm 2 n'ranflv raneht stf>n and is
marching ahead just as if nothing had i
[happened. Or, rather, as if what did!
happen calls or a little livelier and
firmer step, good spirit and more determination
all around.
"This is as it snould be. This is the
spirit that takes trenches on the war
front against odds?and holds them.
This is the spirit that wins battles in
war or in peace.
"Of course, a good part of yesterday i
was spent by most people in surveying
the situation?and by those most seriously
affected in gathering up the
broken threads of their business or
domestic life?but nowhere was there
a pessimistic note, nowhere was there
any discouragement; nowhere any
thing but prophecies of a greater Augusta
through a determined pull and
a more cooperative spirit all around.
"Already relief measures have been
inaugurated that "will soon be able to
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pi VUUC 1VI Ciicil pai tivuiu* 1J I
able feature of the situation which'
has Icj t so many people homeless |
and temporarily helpless; so that we
mav fppl assured all actual distress;
will be taken care o* ?s soon as It is j
discovered, while the general situation
will be handled intelligently and f
effectively in due time. |
"Taking it all in all, therefore, Au- j
gusta is worse scarred than Beared,'
for she knows full well that her scars
will soon heal and she will come'
through her ordeal of fire with, more
confidence in "herself and a better
community cpirii for the future.
"Five millions of dollars?or, may- j
be, it will be only - our millions, or 1
less- is a lot of money for one city j
to lose in one night; but it is also a
lot of money to be spent within the !
next inree, i?ix ana twene mourns m
repairing tliis loss?and the latter is j
cash put in circulation. This is one
way to look at it. But the get-to- j
gether and go-ahead way is the best ;
way to look at it, let the profit or the
loss be what it may?for then we will
prom even oy our iusse?.
Wood's Productive
Seed Corns. !
Our Virginia-grown Seed j
Corns have an established
reputation for superiority in
productiveness and germinating
Wood's Descriptive Catalog i
tells about the best of prize-win- I
f _m O L' i n nr variAtip? in I i
ULlllg AllU * WA SMt .
both White and Yellow Corns.
Cotton Seed.
We offer the best and most improved
varieties, grown in sections
absolutely free from boll weevil.
Our Catalog gives prices and infor
nn/t tollo oKnilt thp flACt nf
lliauuilf Aiiu IVIIJ v? v ? ? - w- j
Southern Seeds,
Beans, SUDAN GRASS, D&llis Grftsi
and all Sorghums and Millets.
Catalog mailed free on request.
SEEDSMEN, - Richmond, Va.
Mrs. D. C. Diehard died at her iiome
in Alexandria, ,Va., on March. 19. Her
husband and eight children survive I
her. i
Mr. Dickard is well known in New- <
berry. iMrs. Dickard before her mar
riage was Miss Marion iChappell oi j i
Jenkinsiville, S. C.
Throwing Away a Fortune.
Tin is a very valuable metal. It was <
worth in solid pigs of one picul each
(a picul is an oriental standard of
weight equal in most p^ces to 133 i
lbs.), about 40 cents per pound, in 1
New York last week. That is the price
in large lots. The present war has
not affected the price. The weight
of an emDtv tube soft tin. the 25c i
tooth paste or soap size, is 7-8 ounce, j'
Most of tbese are thrown away. Let 1
the children all over the country get i
together and make a systematic effort
to (ollect thi.se tubes. Also all tin j
toil used about gum and tobacco. 1
A good aim can 'be realized from''
tno iale. The press of this country ,
will give the movement the nec^sary i
publicity. Let's see what can be done
right here in Newberry.
The drugstores here say they sell
about 300 tubes in all a month.
This means 16 pounds of tin tubes
per month, worth $6.40 or $76.80 a
VPsr if it was oil saved The greater
part can be saved and sold for at least 1
40 cents per pound, and the money i
usi-i to relieve the wants of the sick i
and the poor. 1
At the presnt time there are sJiOitii i
ed about 125 tons of pure tin in the
world, valued at about one hundred
million dollars annually. j i
The writer does not know whether ! I
the tubes are pure tin or an alloy but {(
believes they are pure. Here is in- j 1
deed a perfectly sane and easy method; i
oc. getting money. Won't some of the (
vr.rlous women's societies here taue ; t
it up? j 1
^rmintain Plnh I ,
The Little Mountain Home Demon- j j
stration club met 011 Wednesday after- 1
noon at 3:30 o'clock in the school au- , ^
ditorium. The meeting this month' j
was of unusual interest, the subject i j
being "Sanitation.*' Mr. T. M. Mills ;
gave the talk telling us again but in ' j
a new and interesting manner about
. i
c/irooTiinc /-in r hrvmoc nrifl fi crhtin s>" ! .
tiles and mosquitoes. He has a very j j
good model fcr fly traps, so if you are j ?
iiiie?c-hred in ridding your home of ?
flies write to him and learn to make {
one. Miss '"Vise followed .Mr. Mills (
with a very interesting talk on the j
?.,v, v..*
bailie SUUJCVJL uui li eating uuujr mtu j_
the interior of the home. Then she c
gave us all our monthly bulletins whin t
contain many (valuable hints for the a
housekeeper. I j
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Notice is hereby given inat me im- s
dersigned as administratrix of the j
estate of Jim Burton, deceased, "will; <.
rnaVp finnl ?ptrlrm<?nf nn said estate ..
as administratrix in the court o?:" pro- a
bate for Newberry county, on Monday,
May 8,1916. and immediately thereafter e
apply for letters dismissory as such
administratrix. Persons holding claims B
against said estate will make payment r
before said date and ail persons in- s
debted to the estate will pay the same.
of rotate of Jim Burton,
Marrh 21. 1916. I
Wilson Issues V/arnini: Against >Ia- |
(Miiiaiions oi i nscmpuious
Washington, March 25.?President 1
Wilson tonight issued warning that
"sinister and unscrupulous influences"
are spreading alarming reports about
the Mexican situation with the object
of forcing intervention ;by the United
States " in the interest of certain
American owners o. (Mexican properties."
In a forma! statement the president,
told the people to be on their guard
and not to credit such stories. He
called attention again to fhe government's
announcement that the sole
object of the punitive expedition was
to punish Villa and his followers.
The news services had been asked,
the president said, to assist in Keeping
this view constantly before the
Mexican and American people. The
warning was issued after carerul consideration
of many official reports
from throughout the United States
and Mexico saying that alarmists'
stories of the intentions of the Washington
government were having an
undesirable effect upon the Mexican
people and the American residents in
The possibility that Gen. Carranza's
hand might be weakened to a perilous
extent should the Mexican public misunderstand
the American expedition
has been a prevailing . actor in the entire
operations against Villa.
Drastic steps may be taken if the
warning is not neeaea.
The president's statement follows:
Only One Pnrpose.
'Us has already been announced,
the expedition into Mexico was order- j
ed under an agreement with the de :
facto government of ^Mexico for the
single purpose of taking the bandit
Villa, whose forces had actually invaded
the territory of the United
Statest and is in no sense intended as
an invasion of that republic or as an !
infringement of its sovereignty. I'
have therefore asked several news
services to be good enough to assist
the administration in keeping this
view of the expedition constant^ before
both the people of this country.
and the distressed and sensitive neo
pie of Mexico, who are very susceptible
indeed to impressions, received
from the American press not only but
also very ready to believe that those
impressions proceed from the views
and objects of our government itself.;
Such conclusions, it must be said, are
not unnatural because the main if not
Lne oniy source o. intormation ior tne
nporvio on both sides of tlie border is
me public press of the United States, i
"In order to avoid the creation of
erroneous and dangerous impressions!
in this way, I haive called upon the
several news agencies to use the utmost
care not to give news stories regarding
this expedition the color of
tsar, to withhold stories of troop move-.
nents and military preparations which,
might be given that interpretation, and
:o refrain from publishing unverified
umors of unrest in Mexico.
Should Show Clean Hands.
"I feel that it is most desirable to;
mpress upon both our own people and 1
:he people of Mexico the ?.act that the;
expedition is simply a necessary puni-,
:ive measure, aimed solely at the eli-1
uination of the marauders who raid-1
id Columbus and who infest an unpro-|
ected district near the border which!
hey se as a base in making at1
acks upon the lives and property of
)ur citizens within our own territory,
t i* the nurnose of our commanders
:o cooperate in every possible way
vith the forces of Gen. Carranza in
emoving this cause of irritation to
)oth governments and to retire from
Mexican territory as soon as that obect
is accomplished.
"It is my duty to warn the people
)f the United States that there are
jersons all along the Dorder wlio a7 3
ictively engaged in originating and
jiving as wide currency as they can i
o rumors of the moot sentational and ;
listurbing sort wmch are wnony nustified
by facts. The object of this
raffic in falsehood is obvious. It is to
reate intolerable fraction between
he government of the United States
.nd the purpose of bringing about in- j
ervention in the interest of ceriain
American owners of Mexican proper- i
ies. This object can not he attained
o long as sane and honorable menare
n control of this goverment, but very
;erious conditions may be created.
;nnecessary bloodshed may result
iid the relations between the two reiublics
may be very much, embarrassd.
"The people of the United States
hould know the sinister and unscrupulous
influences that are afoot and
hould he on their guard against
rediting any story coming from the
order, and those who disseminate the '
lews should make it a matter of pa-t
Notice to All
We will conti
parts and repair F
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liidllil^i CXO 111
We will app
uance of your pat:
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trinticm on/1 r\ f /inn cf?ion r>0 +y-v tpfif tTlA
Wi IVWiUUl MA1U VI WiikJVA\/^*VV/ UV/ wv? V W*-v
source an<i authenticity of every ,cthey
receive from that quarter.
(Signed) "Woodrow Wilson."
Cut Your Store Bil!
Down One Half
Tens of thousands of farmers as well as
town and city folks cut down their store
bills one-half last year and saved money
in spite of generally short crops and reduced
Absolutely millions of dollars were
saved and countless families lived better
than ever before in the face of the cotton
crisis and general business depression.
How were these burdensome store bills
cut down? By the real money-saving
power of good home gardens, rightly
planted and kept planted and tended
trough the season.
Hastings 1916 Seed Catalogue tells how
o cut store bills down; tells about garde**
and farm seeds of kinds and a quality
that cannot be bought from your merchant
or druggist. It's full of garden and
farm information. It's free if you ask
for it. Write for it now. H. G. HASTINGS
CO., Atlanta, Ga.?(AfM.)
The Annual Sunday School conference
of the Cokesburv District Methodist
Episcopal Church South, will be
held at Hopewell church. Kinard circuit,
Apri: 24-26.
Program and Delegates.
A very strong prugrarn has been j
prepared and some of the best Sunday
school workers of the District "will
take a part in the discussions. These
conferences are most profitable and
interesting gatherings and it is hoped
that every Methodist pastor, every J
Snrnlnv school sunerintendent. and
one teacher from each school will be
present. In addition to these, it is
hoped that many others will attend.
All who are i%itally interested in the
great Sunday school work should take
advantage of this opportunity.
The good people of Hopewell church
have opened their homes and will royally
entertain all accredited delegates.
It is needless to say this tfor their well
known hospitality has gone abroad
throughout the land. All who come
will be gladly welcomed and a rare
treat is in store for them.
Remember the date and place, Hopewell
church, Kinard circuit, April
Malaria or Chills & Fever
Prescription No. 666 is prepared especially
Five or six doaes will break any case., and
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not j
return. It acts on the liver better tium !
Calomel find doe* not gripe or sicken. 25c
fo sretthe genuine, call for filename, LAXA
riYly iyUV'iklUl Si^UOkUl\. vi ;
H. W. GKOVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stop*
ccua^ * ^eadscTie. and wortc of; cotd
Suascribe to The Herald and News.
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Ford Owners *
nno IA CPII Fnrrl ? -
ord Cars in same 4
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'Mr. Editor:
No doubt you have had a like experience,
and ain't it hard on a fellow
who is satisfied with his occu- .1
pation to be urged by his friends to
run for an office which he does not
warn: l can nearuiy sympcuuize wua
hit. Cooper and others, for I, myself,
have ju6t been deluged with letters
form all over this county, as well as
some from Union, Fairfield and Lexington,
urging, entracating, yea, beseeching
me to run for the leglature.
As I cannot answer each ana
all o' such letters I beg space in your
columns to let the boys know my po- 1
sition. {
First, would not mind the running
hut for fear c?: a sudden stop, some*where
betwen the starting and prospective
Second. I could not spare the time. ^
You see, I am a farmer, and like many, A
don't make but half a living, and it ^i||
takes a great deal of my (valuable J
time going to town and around the Jk
stores to get up the other half.
Third, Should I be elected, which I A
am pretty sure I would (for if the letters
I have received were votes they
would put me in the second race),
would certainly hate to be subjected ^
to such embarrassment which would.
very likely befall a man of good old
fashioned, common horse sense, silting
in the genral assembly in these i
modern times, so believing myself?
Most worthy of your estimation
After long consideration
And much meditation 1
You possess in the nation. 1
I have no inclination 1
For this modern legislation.
In this brief explanation
You see the situation
Beyond calculation
For a man of cultivation
To sit in consultation J
With a body in conglomeration. 1
So with my heartfelt declination ,
I remain on the plantation
'Till we all go to darn-nation.
1_ i
Slick Sam. *
P. S.?T don't want the boys to con- ^ I
elude that I am afraid to run. If you '
remember, I run for office once before
in this county. Am very proud o! the
race I made. If it had taken four men
to fill the office. I'd sure come ro
again. ? j
S. S. ' I
Portia ria, R. F. D. 3., March 21; 1916. if
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Will aire Rheumatism, Ncu- !
ralgia, Headaches, Cramps, Colic
Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old J
Tftfer. Rin?-Worm. Ec- fl
zerna, etc. Antiseptic Anodyne, 1
t;c i irternallv or externally. 25c
Invigorating to ttie Paic ana SicU> 1
The Old Standard general strengtheiinar tonic- ^y|
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives oof #;||s|ji
Mal'\ria.enriche ?t ic blood .and builds apthesys*
A A w !*? MfPtl Wt
U*m. ii rvue lUU'l. rui nuuiui n>u .
the" herald AND" NEWS'ON*

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