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Cotton Holdem Keep Cool.
Prom every quarter of the cotton
belt comes the cheering news that
every man lt seems, who can possibly
do so, ls holding down the lld on his
cotton for farmers' prices.
We have a kind of mixed feeling
for all the unfortunate cotton farm
ers who have been forced to market
this crop of their cotton at the specu
lators price. But if they will take
this lesson to their profit In the fu
ture they may have paid well for the
lesson and may be this fact will make
the lesson last longer. Whilst we
feel sorry for the helpless cotton sell
er we are feeling good over the
cheering news that is daily coming
into this office from all over the cot
ton States. I regret that we have
not the room for one tenth of these
cheering letters. Here is an extract
from a business lettor to this office
from Presidont T. S. Miller, of the
Farmers' Union Warehouse Co., of
Gatesvillo, Texas, dated Nov. 23:
"Our county made 66,000 bales
last year, think will make 17,000 this
year; 99% por cont gathered.
"Union and non-union men hold
ing about 9,000 bales for the fifteen
"All the streot cotton buyers and
many of tho merchants fighting us to
"Our local bauks closed down on
both cotton buyers and farmers, re
fusing to furnish any monoy to tho
.farmer, or cash warehouso certifi
cates, the latter for 20 days or moro.
Tho banks aro now supplying cash
for tho local buyers, but will not cf?sh
?ur certificates yet say they will
"Business very quiet in all lines
and tho Farmers' Union blamed for
tho whole thing. I tell them wo are
just new getting ready to fight; wo
started In for fifteen cont? and we
aro going to have it. With best
wishes, I am,
T. S. Miller.
Moro Financiers Than Monoy.
Tho great question for cotton
growers in tho futuro ls how to avoid
tho evil of Now York panics and cot
ton oxchanges. Cotton growor.j have
learned a lesson during this last
money ptfhic that they should turn to
their profit in tho futuro hy giving
New Yorkf ho go by and strain overy
nerve to establish direct trade with
foreign countries on tho Farmers'
Cotton Union planB, by establishing
a complete chain of homo cotton
warehouses in the South as auxiliary
feeders for at least two foreign sto
rage stations to begin with-one in
Manchester and one in Bremen.
The dire legal robbery inaugurated
by New York Cotton Exchange and
somo Now York hanks, as well ns
somo Southern banks, who woro no
doubt in league with the whole gang
to force weak cotton on tho market
at ruinous prices to tho grower is the
limit to the cotton growers endurance.
We must now stop talking and pass
ing unity resolutions and go to do
ing something that will count. Wo
have got enough of this New York
skinning game to bury the last spark
^of hope and confidence any or us ever
bad in Now York,
?t Going to Manchester and Bremen
' .?> farmers' cott n Is our last rem
F Already some of our treacher
newspapor8 are aiming deadly
.ws at this new movement of far
'ibrs, which bark only when ap
proach .of danger comos along.
These papers are warning farmers
against these sales offices abroad on
account of the distance from homo,
and a lot of other silly objections.
These are days of progress. Tele
graph, telephones and cables across
tho waters to do business with and
long range guns to light with.
Manchester and Bromen aro now
as near by wiro to tho cotton Holds
of tho S >ttth as Now York or Norfolk
were forty years ago. Our war ves
sels a few years ago did their fight
ing ono to five hundred yards apart;
now they do it from ono to fifteen
milos apart. Tho business and sys
tems of all other occupations aro
reaching out and broadening in
space. Why not tho cotton grower
keep up with tho trend of tho times?
Our Farmers' Cotton Union ls tho off
spring of a moro intelligent and pro
gressive off ort of tho cotton f armors
to guard the marketing end of their
business. This new movement ls
born of the dire necessity to insure
the producers of cotton his just pro
fits that have hoon going to others
who have no right to lt. Confidence
seems to be th only thing now left
for tho Individual cotton growers to
perfect this business. Will cotton
growers continue to trust the specu
lators or will they place their trust
Ever Think About Tills?
That whenever an enemy of tho
Farmers' Union sends out a man to
disrupt tho union you may expect
this hired disturber among you lo be
no ordinary man. He is sure to ho
ono among the shrewdest and host
qualified disturbers among you that
can ho had.
From evidence In hand and close
watching, lt ls our opinion that our
South Carolina Farmers' Union has
ono of those very extraordinary,
Bhrewd, slick disturbers within its
ranks now, who is trying to grease
his way Into tho confidence of tho
union by cheap wit and a low gray
haired jokes. Ho has already suc
ceeded In winding ono of our weak
officials around his had finger and
using him to create all (ho vile he
can to disrupt tho union. Jual how
this old "Bowser" got In tho union
we do not know. Somo members
think ho got in through a crack some
dark night, but his largo hay window
precludes this theory. At any rate
he Is surely in the wrong pow, as his
own words prove him eligible for
high rank In the Annanlas club, and
unfit for tho union. 1 nm not allow
ed to write his name boro, hut look
out for him; you'll know him by his
looks and voice; same as you know
a hog by his nose and grunt, or an
ass by his oars and bra>. Boys, cor
ral him and lot's have some fun while
we are walting on 16 cents cotton, hy
giving this old imposition tho grand
bounce out of the union.
Atlanta, Nov. 25.-1. C. Strlbllng,
Pendleton: Doar Slr-Your bulletin
received this morning. We note that
you credit F. S. Crowder with a poem
which you will find on pages 7 and
8 of "Agriculture for the Common
Schools," a copy of which we mail
you under separate cover. It ls
signed by J. B. Hunnlcutt, and the
book is copyrighted. Kindly give
credit in your next bulletin, and have
all papers who used the poem to do
the same. Of course you did this
inadvertently, and we do not hold lt
against you In tho least. Wishing
you continued success, we are,
Yours very truly,
The Cultivator Publishing Co.
The above mentioned poem was
sent this office as original by the
party mentioned, and I cheerfully
make all necessary apology for be
ing t mon in by this false profit. We
are tho last man to ever attempt to
take away credit from our honored
friend's memory-tho late J. B. Hun
tho A w Kind You Hate Mwaw bought
Call for County Union Meeting.
Westminster, Dec. 2.-Special:
Brethren of the Local and County
Unions: Pursuant to tho call of Na
tional President C. S. Barrett, tho
members of each local union are
hereby called to meet at their re
spective places on Saturday, Decem
ber 7th, to discuss the questions of
reducing c tt'm acreage lu 1908, and
financing of distressed cotton among
The County Union ls called to meet
on Saturday, December 14th, at Oak
way, in mass meeting, to select dele
gates to a national meeting, to be
held in Memphis, Tenn., on Tanuary
Turn out. brethren, to these local
meetings on next Saturday, the 7th,
at your regular hours, and decide,
HS ycu desire, the questions you arc
called on to discuss, so that you cuu
bo prepared to fully Inform the dele
gatos chosen to the county mass
meeting on December 14th, as to
your views, wishes and Instruction.
Every delegate from each local
and every loyal member throughout
the county is urged to meet In coun
ty mass meeting at Oakway on De
cember 14, at ll o'clock promptly,
fast time. J. B. Harris, President.
A. N. Prichard, Seey.-Treay.
(Other papers please copy.)
Notice to Our Customers.
We are pleased to announce that
Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs,
colds and lung troubl .3 is not affect
ed by the National Pure Food and
Drug Law as it contains no opiates
or other harmful drugs, and we rec
ommend it as a safe remedy for chil
dren and adults. All Druggists.
Cony-ess Will Spend Some.
Washington, Dec. 2.-According to
estimates furnished by the various
departments of tho government, and
transmitted to Congress to-day, the
total amount to bo appropriated for
the current year ls $710,287,626.20.
May Make Nurses' Register.
Columbia, November ?. - Among
the matters which wlil be presented
to the General Assembly at Its ap
proaching session is a MU providing
for the registration of trained nurses.
This measure seeks to protect not
only the trained nurses who are com
petent and trustworthy, but to pro
tect the general public as well.
Big Verdict Against the Southern.
Spartanburg, Nov. 20.-The big
gest verdict over rendered by a jury
in this county against a railroad was
that to-day against the Southern
Hallway Company, In tho case of T.
lt. Trlmmlcr, administrator of tho es
tate of J. W. Allison, who was killed
about a yt ir ago while in the em
ploy of the road. Suit was brought
for damages in tho sum of $f>0,000,
and a verdict was rendered for $18,
Negro Lynched in Alabama.
Opp, Ala., Nov. 30.-Neal Saund
ers, a young negro, was lynched near
here to-day, after Mrs. 10111s, a farm
er's wife, Identified tho negro as tho
one who had criminally assaulted
her. After tho mob had Hied three
hundred shots Into his body lt was
tied to a buggy and dragged through
tho streets. Tho sheriff arrived too
late to save tho negro.
More Fighting at Vladivostok.
Victoria, B. C., Dec. 2.-The steam
er Portmara, which arrived at Na
gasaki shortly before tho Mont Eagle
sailed, with fugitives from Vladivos
tok, reported severo fighting in pro
gross when she left, and that 280
men had been killed or wounded.
December 12th, tho czar's birthday,
had boen fixed for the outbreak,
which tho revolutionaries in Port
Maria said would give Vladivostok a
place in Russian history
Passed Examination Successfully.
.lames Donahue, Now Britain, Con
necticut, writes: "I tried several kid
ney remedies, and was treated hy our
best physicians for diabetes, but did
not improve until I took Foley's IKd
ney Curo. Altor the second bottle I
showed improvement, and flvo bot
tles cured mo completely. 1 have
since passed a rigid examination for
lifo Insurance." Foley's Kidney
Cure cures backache and all forms
of kidney and bladder trouble.
Mill Operatives to Get Shorter Hours.
The second sectlor of tho act lim
iting tho hours of labor In cotton and
woolen milla goes Into effect within
the next four weeks. It will be re
callo that tho last session of the
General Assembly an act wa? passed
limiting the hours of labor In these
establishments lo 60 hours a week.
Tho law, however, did not go Into
effect, at once, hut allowed the mills
to reduce the number of hours to 62
on tho first day of July, and to 6()
on the first day of January, 1908.
A KOUT DAVID BISPHAM.
Great Singer who Comes to. Charles
ton Em ly in December.
David Blspham, who is to be heard
in Charleston December 7th, began
in Italy to study the works of the
old mastors ns a preparation for ora
torio. In London he studied with
William Shakespeare, and coached
under Randegget, who also trained
him in the operas of Mozart and Ros
sini. His repertoire includes all the
standard choral works and cantatas,
great festivals in Birmingham, Leeds
and Sheffield. While giving close
study to the oratorios of Haydn.
Handel and Mendelssohn, ho had
paid particular attention to the
works of Bach, which he has sung at
the Bach festivals in London.
Because of his paramount interest
in Beethoven, Schubort, Schumann,
Franz and Brahms,. German songs
early engaged his attention and
study. He took as models certain
?ingers whom ho not enly ndmired
as operatic artists, but for their, ver
satility. He perce'ved that the
knowledge of tho dignity of sacred
concert music lent repose to their
operatic work, and that their opera
tic art put life into tholr oratorio
singing. He also saw that their
proper interpretation of songs by tho
great masters added a certain poetic
There is no question in the minds
ot those familiar with his attain
ments that there is no singer in
America or Europe capable of such
variety of work in opera, oratorio
and song recital as Mr. Bispham.
Trial catarrh treatments are being
mailed out free, on request, by Dr.
Shoop, Racine, Wis. These testa are
proving to the people-without a
penny's cost-the great value of this
.elentifle prescription, known to drug
gists everywhere as Dr. Shoop's Ca
tarrh Remody. Sold hy J. W. Bell.
Son Convicted; Father Freed.
Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 29.-One
of the most interesting murder trials
held in this county for several years
came to a conclusion last night at
9.30 o'clock, when the jury in the
case of B. B. Lowman and Georgo
Lowman, charged with the murder
of Dunlap Phinney, rendered a ver
dict of guilty, with a recommenda
tion for mercy in the case of George
Lowman, and not guilty for his fa
ther, B. B. Lowman.
The killing of Phinney occurred at
Ralolgh, Lovy county, on June 8, and
so intense was tho feeling against
the defendants that they were afraid
they would not receive justice at the
hands of a jury in that county, and
hence were granted a change of
venue to Alachua county.
The conviction of the younger.
Lowman. since ho was recommended'
to mercy, means a life sentence in
The finest, coffee substitute ever
made has recently been produced by
Dr. Shoop, of Racine, Wis. You don't
have to boll it twenty or thirty min
utes. "Made in a minute," says the
doctor. "Health Coffee" really the
closest coffee imitation ever yet pro
duced. Not a grain of real coffee in
it either. Health Coffee Imitation is
made from nure toasted cereals or
grains, with malt, nuts, etc. Really
it would fool an expert-were he to
unknowingly drink it for coffee.
A. P. Crisp.
Poor House Couple Marry.
(Spartanburg Journal, Dec. 1.)
After a courtship of several weeks,
Henry Belcher, aged GS years, and
Mary Deese. aged 68 years, inmates
of the county parish, were married
Saturday morning In the Saxon Mills'
store by J. H. Smith. It was a run
away wedding. As soon as the knot
was tied the old couple hurried hack
to the parish and made known what
Caught the Baby.
Chicago, Dec. 1.-Panic-stricken
in the smoke-filled apartment build
ing at Twenty-Sixth and State streets,
Mrs. M. E. Lefller, dropped her hahy
from the third story window to Mar
tha Blackburn, colored, who was be
low on the sidewalk, made a swift
running catch, an? the child was un
hurt. Several women In the apart
ment building were overcome by
smoke, and were carried down tho
A tickling cough, from any cause,
ls quickly stopped by Dr. Shoop's
Cough Cure. And lt ls so thoroughly
harmless and safe, that Dr. Shoop
tells mothers everywhere to give lt
without hesitation, even to young
babes. The wholesome green leaves
and tender stems of a lung-healing
mountainous shrub fi?, tish the cura
tive properties to Dr. Shoop's Cough
Cure. It calms the cough and heals
the sore and sensitive bronchial
membranes. No opium, no chloro
form nothing harsh used to Injure
or suppress. Simply n resinous plant
extract that helps to heal aching*
lung*. The Spaniards call this shrub
which the doctor uses, "The Sacred
Herb." Demand Dr. Shoop's. Take
no other. .1. W. Bell.
Preacher Held the Baby.
One of the delegates, while on his
way to conference, was asked hy a
lady, who hurriedly alighted at Spar
tanburg, to hold her baby for a min
ute. When thc train started without
the return of the lady, tho delogato,
In great perturbation, sought the
conductor, and was thunderstruck to
learn that Spartanburg was the
lady's destination. Hero was a
preacher on his way to conference
with a hahy on his hands. In great
agony ho hogged the conductor to
help him. "He seems very quiet,"
said tho conductor. "Ho must be a
mighty good child " Thoy com
menced to undo the wrappings, and,
to the delight of the delegate, a
large rag doll was disclosed. Tho
delegate claims that the harrowing
experlonco aged him ten years. He
was a young unmarried man, and
hence his experience with babies was
GEN. BOOTH ON LONt* LIFF,.
Fouador of Salvation Army Astonish
ingly Vigorous at Fourscore.
London,-(ioneral William Booth,
head of the Salvation Army, who ls
now In his eightieth year, and who
expects to live for many years to
come, has Just given to the world
the rules he has formulated on "How
to live 100 years.
Avoid doing things which will
cause your conscience to wear and
tear your mind. Many people are
broken down in health and made old
by bad consciences.
Cultivate oheerful spirits. It ls an
evidence of youth tn an old person
to be cheerful. ,
Eat only as much as is required
wholesome food and not poisonous
Sleep regularly a given number of
hours In every 24, and don't get in
the habit of missing rest one night
by hoping to catch lt up the next.
If you are single and can afford it
It you are married and your wife
is cross buy her some ribbons.
Take, recreation. By recreation I
don't mean such things as golfing
and cricketing, which becomes a kind
of work, but rather something more
simple, as romping with the children.
Live within your income.
Have a purpose, and to give you
any genuine pleasure it must be a
purpose which will benefit others.
"Had dyspepsia or indigestion for
years. No appetite, and what I did
eat distressed me terribly. Burdock
Blood Bitters cured me."-J. H. Wal
ker, Sunbury, Ohio.
It Won't Work.
For monumental gall the recent
circular letter of Theodore H. Price,
the boldest speculator of the New
York Cotton Exchange, reaches the
limit. He; very generously offers to
assist tho cotton growers who ship
him their cotton, "with cash at curr
rent premium against, or to advance
90 per cent of the prospective pro
ceeds against cotton shipped to New
York for delivery on December con
"Walk into my parlor, snld the
spider to the fly," but the scheme
Five Women Attempt Suicide.
Bristol, Tenn., Nov. 80.-Five wo
men, all residents of a boarding
house, last night made an unsuccess
ful attempt, xo commit suicide by tak
ing oinrlde of mercury. One of them,
Grace Howard, ls still In a precari
ous condition, and may die, but the
efforts of physicians saved the others.
The women formed a plan to die to
gether. There has been a suicidal
mani.-, among the womun of thor:ame
neighborhood during the past week,
no fewer than a dozen having made
unsuccessful attempts to kill them
Thief Gets 810,000 from Treasurer.
Mobile, Ala., Deo. 2.-Expert
thieves some time between Saturday
night and this morning drilled the
safe of the State and county tax col-,
lector, H. H. Cooper, at Bay Minette,
Baldwin county, twenty-three miles
from thlB place, and secured between
$9,000 and $10,000 In cash and cer
The robbers used no dynamite, but
drilled the vault and then broke the
On Saturday, December 14,
1907, Beginning at 2 P. M.
_sr v t el'
OLVUU? ?orUow VVWll. Vi-LLoL g A_
I will sell Twenty-Four ("24; Residence Lots? located on what is
Known as "Faculty Hill," situated between John and Spring Streets,
being five minutes walK of Court House, Graded School, Depot
and Business Section 0/ the Town of 'Walhalla. The opportunity
offered to those desiring well located homes, conveniently situ
ated, was, and never will be better. Now is your chance, young
man, to buy a lot on EASY TERMS, build a home and stop your
DEEDS WILL BE MADE TO WHITE PEOPLE ONLY
The Lots offered, as can be seen from plat, are large and
TERMS : One-third cash, balance in one and two
years, with Bond and Mortgage at eight per cent, or all
cash as purchaser may desire.
DON'T FORGET THE DAY AND HOUR.
JAMES H. DARBY,
Office: REAL ESTATE BROKER, Auctioneer:
Peoples' Bank. WALHALLA, S. C. R- E- POSTER.