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WALHALLA, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9?, 1008.
HOLD TO YOUR COTTON.
The price of cotton dropped yester
day to 8% c. a pound. The cotton
In the Carmen' hands and in ware
houses was just as good as lt was the
day before; the cost of producing
the staple was just as much; the
number of bales that will be required
for export and home manufacture was
Why the drop In price?
Certainly not because tho staple
had lost in money value.
The Southern farmer is Up against
the greatest gambling conspiracy that
ever operated to reap where it hud
not sown. It is a tight to the last
ditch with the honest producer on one
side, seeking to receive for his goods
n fair and living price, and on the
other side the cotton speculator, who
seeks to perpetuate an Iniquitous
system that has enriched a few at
the ex|iense of the real producers of
The question arises, Who will fin
ally win In the fight? If the South
ern farmer holds on he ls bound to
win; If he weakens now he will lose
out, not only for the present, but it
will take years and years to regain
the ground lost hy his error.
The fact that the price of cotton
has gone lower does not affect the
WORTH of the cotton. Hold to it
tor what it is worth, and for all you
are worth, lt is now a matter of life
or death to the cotton producing In
No man lias a right to tell the
Soul hern farmer what his product ls
worth-not one whit more than the
retail merchant has the right to go
to the manufacturer or wholesaler
and set a price on their goods and
loree them to take it.
Tile farmer may have to hold his
cotton yet for thirty, sixty or ninety
days to get a fair price for it. If
you have lt to do. DO IT.
Mark this: If you sell your cotton
at 8 V6 or il cents a pound, so soon as
it is out of the farmers' hands the
l?rico is going up. It is the gambler
und speculator who is forcing the
price down, and it is for his own
?elfish ends that he ls doing it. Just
so soon as ho gets the cotton out of
the farmers' hands he will go to the
other side of the market and 'orce
the price up. He will reap the hand
some profit of $10 or $15 per bale
thPt belongs to the farmer as remu
neration for his labor, and to which
the speculator has not the shadow of
What are you going to do? Sell
yourself out or force the gambler
Hold to every pound of your cot
ton if you can do so honestly. If
you owe the man who helped you
to make your crop, straighten out
With him by borrowing on your cot
ton in the warehouse, but don't give
it to the Wall Street speculator, thus
putting Into his hands the club with
which to cudgel the very life out of
you and your industry in the future.
Think twice before you turn loose
a pound of your cotton. If necessary,
hold every pound of it till next fall,
in the meantime transforming your
self into a grain farmer instead of a
It is up to the farmer to win, and
we believe he has at his back every
Southern banker and merchant, to
the fullest extent of his ability.
ORPHANS1 WORK DAY.
The first Sunday in October and
the Saturday previous, by a most
beautiful custom, have for several
years past been set apart in a num
ber of the Southern States as the
"Orphans' Work Day," the practice
being thc setting aside of Saturday's
earnings for the help of the orphans,
on Sunday turning the amounts over
io tho church orphanage workers.
This is a strictly non-denomina
tional work, there being no call from
any of the denominations. The day's
earnings are set aside and contribut
ed to the cause of the orphanages. If
the contribution? are given for the
benefit of any particular orphanage
und so designated, the funds will go
to that particular institution, no mat.
ter through what agency the dona
tion is made, If given without des
ignating any orphanage it will be
divided among the various institu
This custom lias given the Orphans
great assistance lu tho past, and the
first Sunday In October this year
should briuj in a hhndsomo free-will
offering for the homeless little ones,
who aro dependent upon the bounty
of their more fortunato frleuds.
How many in Walhalla and Oco
nee will sot aside the earnings of
Saturday, October ?ld, and contribute
the amount on Sunday, the 4th, to
the helpless ones?
Let us try to raise a good fund for
the little ones who aro dependent
upon us for what they have, lt ls
not only a duty for us, but it should
be a pleasure, to tims help the weak
Orville Wright smashed two
world's records with his airship; also
his friend's skull and his own ribs.
Stripes, we are informed, are to be
all the rage this fall and winter 1n
clothing. For once, then, the gay
convict will bo somewhat in advance
of the fashion .
Mr. Taft on the 15th addressed a
conference of negro Methodists ?at
Cincinnati on the negro question. He
opened his argument with, "who stole
Dr. Rustin, who was recently shot
and killed mysteriously at Omaha,
Neb., was a staunch Democrat and
had registered only the day before
his mysterious death. Now, the
question naturally arises, can Mr.
Taft prove an alibif
. . . * .
The Farmers' Union has Hxed Its
minimum price, but so far has not
given out what that price is. There
fore, we can no longer say, "Hold
for the minimum, 15 cents." Never
theless, Mr. Farmer, hold for the
minimum-which simply means,
stand by your guns.
* * ? . .
Last Friday cotton sold in Ander
son at Oe. On the same day lt sold
in Walhalla at 9"%c. Farmers will
bud in Walhalla hereafter a market
up to the highest notch or a little
over. Bear this ii? mind. You can
get ? z much or more for your cotton
here at home than you can by hauling
it a long distance.
"Major Barle pledged his word vol
untarily before the primary election,"
says th?: Greenville News, "that
should Cansler, of Tirzah, be re
elected be (Earle) would resign."
Greenville county gave Cansler 4,800
votes and Caughman I,SOO. Verily,
Greenville county must be mighty
sore on her member of the Railroad
. * * . .
Last week a tram)) walked Into the
office of the Anderson Intelligencer
and stole a pair of the.editor's pants.
Everybody knows that lt is unconsti
tutional and against the law of gravi
tation for an editor to have two pairs
of pants, yet the mayor of Anderson
gave the tramp thirty days. The edi
tor of the Intelligencer should have
been rigidly cross-examined and the
facts brought out as to where and by
what means he became the possessor
of two pairs of panis at one and the
TWO AGED WOMEN MURDERED.
Grcwsoine Tragedy Enacted Near
Jacksonville .Fla., Sept. 20.- At
Marietta, seven miles from Jackson
ville, some time between 7 a. m. and
"> p. m. Saturday, Mrs. Elizabeth Nor
man, 89 years old, and her daughter,
Emily, 68 years old, were brutally
murdered hy some unknown party,
who, after committing the crime,
took every cent In the house, amount
ing to about $8.
The family was very poor, the old
woman and her two daughters living
alone, their only Income being a gov
ernment pension of $8 a month, and
what they could raise on the small
The second daughter, Elizabeth,
was absent from home when the
crime was committed. The old wo
man's J dy was found In the front
yard, and the daughter's body in the
kitchen, both being chopped in the
head with an axe.
The sheriff and a posse are now
scouring the woods with dogs in hope
of Unding some trace of the guilty
parties, who are believed to be ne
groes. . i
Negro Trump Admits Slaying. |
Jacksonville. Fla..' Sept. 20.-Wal- :
ter Ledbetter, a negro tramp, was ar- I
rested early this morning by Sheriff
Howden in the settlement of Mariet
ta, and confessed to the killing of
Mrs. Norman and her daughter there
Saturday. As soon as the residents
ol' the settlement learned that the
negro had been captured there were
threats of lynching, hut the negro
was safely lodged in the Duval county
jail, where he is under guard. A
speedy trial is now being arranged for
Brief Bits of News of To-day.
John Robinson, the veteran circus
man. was married to his nurse in his
private car in Tennessee yesterday.
W. W. Reynolds, a sign painter,
committed suicide iv Poole's under
taking establishment In Atlnnta yes
Three people committed suicide In
New Orleans yesterday. One had lost
his money; another quarreled with
his employer, and the third was just
tired of living.
At the meeting of the National Col?
ored Baptist. Association In Lexing
ton, Ky., yesterday, a resolution was
passed favoring the establishment of
a factory for the manufacture of
"black" or negro dolls.
At the meeting of the grand lodge
of 1. O. O. F., now being held In
Denver, Colo., Kuykendall, of Wyom
ing, was yesterday elected Deputy
Grand Sire. J. L. Nolen, of Tennes
see, was promoted to Grund Sire.
NOTORIOUS STILL DESTROYER.
Revenue Officers Make Successful
Raid ia Lower lexington.
Lexington, Sept. 20.-Revenue orn
e?is D. H. Wallace, V. B. McGaha,
J. C. McCravj and H. B. Henderson,
of Greenville, with the assistance ot
Dispensary Constable Samuels, of
Aiken county, sue :eeded in Locating
and capturing an illicit distillery in
the lower section of this county Fri
day night. It was located about four
miles below llerse's bridge, near the
Ainken county line. The still, cn old
time affair, with a capacity of about
fifty gallons, was still warm when
the officers arrived in the little town
of Wagener, some six ? > seven miles
away, and had evidently been in ope
ration the evening before. lt was
hld from view by means of. a deep
pit, which was covered with boards.
On top of the boards a lot of pine
straw had been placed, which made
it almost impossible for the average
person to detect that a "mill" was
anywhere near, the only visible signs
being the settling of the smoke.
About seventy-live yards away a cap
for the still was found underneath a
lot of rubbish. An empty keg or two
were found nearby, but they con
tained no whiskey. Not a person
could be found. The still was carried
to Wagener, where it was destroyed
in the presence of a crowd. The offi
cers left on the first traill for Green
ville, while Mr. Samuels returned to
his home in Aiken.
The raid of Friday night undoubt
edly breaks up, for the time being
at least, one of the most notorious
stills that has ever been operated In
this county, lt will be remembered
that it was In this same neighbor
hood that the desperado, Charles
Jeffcoat, operated so long, and lt
waa not far from the spot where he
killed a deputy sheriff, who was try
ing to effect his capture. lt has
been known for some time that whis
key was being made In this section,
but on account of the character of
the country officers have not been
anxious to go into the territory. But
these officers were determined men
who have long been associated in and
with this kind of work, and they
were prepared for any emergency
which might arise.
It ls said that several other stills
are being operated along the Edlsto,
and the officers are determined not to
give up until the last one is captured
and the owners brought to account.
WORK OX BROADWAY BRIDGE.
The New Bridge Will liv Completed
by Next Sunday.
(Anderson Mall, 21st.)
I A force of between 00 and 75 men
ls at work on the reconstruction of
| the Broadway trestle on the Blue
1 Ridge road, half way between Ander
I son and Belton, and lt ls now said by
! the officials of the company that
trains will be running over the new
i trestle on regular schedule by Sun
i day. The force is in charge of G. C.
j Patterson and S. W. Dillard, con
lt had been necessary to remove
i much of the structure left standing
after the freshet and re-construct the
foundations so as to rebuild the
trestle as lt should be, und this has
been responsible for a od part of
the seemingly long time taken up In
the work. Work now, however, is
going on well, and with the present
force, lt should be completed within
the time prescribed by the officials.
All of the other tracking of the
Blue Ridge ls In good condition and
business is being handled with dis
patch. Baggnge and express which
should go out over the Belton line,
however, ls being routed by Seneca
owing to the work on the bridge.
Mall is being handled direct, and tho
usual service in all directions has
about been restored.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
IX PROVIDENCE SCHOOL
Upon a petition that represents
more than one-third of the resident
freeholders, and a like proportion of
the qualified electors residing Inprov
idence School District, No. 3, an elec
tion ls hereby ordered to be held at
the school house on SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 2Gth, 1908, to deter
mine whether or not the special tax
In said district shall be raised from
two to four mills, for school pur
Those who favor the additional two
mills will cast a ballot with the word
"YES" printed or written thereon;
those opposed to the additional two
mills will cast a ballot with the word
"NO" printed or written thereon.
The polls will be open from the
hours of 2 to 1 p. m. The Trustees
will act as managers of said election,
and no one will be allowed to vote
who could not vote In a general State
election. C. L. CRAIG,
County Superintendent of Education.
Done upon certificate of the County
September 10, 1908. 38-39
Beat qualities obtainable
Winter or ?
makes not only one of the largest
yielding and best winter feed and
forage crops you can grow, but is
also one of the best of soil-improv
ers, adding moro nitrogen to tho
soil than anytothor winter crop.
Wood's Descriptive Fall Cat.
aloguo gives full information
about this valuable crop; also
^about all other
Farm 6 Carden Seeds
*~\ for Fall planting. Catalogue
mailed freo on request. Write
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen, . Richmond, Va.
Call on me
M. S. STRIBLLNG
Seneca, S. C.
Ofllco Over Seneca Hardware Co.
. New Home
IN ALL STYLES.
These Machines aro
not the cheapest, but
they are undoubtedly
Call and seo my many
styles ; lot me show you
tho fine mechanism of
these machines, and
convince you that what
I say is right,
D . S. ABBOTT,
Walhalla, S. C.
~B. S. LOOK.
All kinds of repairing.
WALHALLA, ?. C.
ICE! ICE! ICE!
At thc coll Ration of many of our
Walhalla friends we have decided to
open up an
Our wagon, equipped with scales,
will make deliveries to any residence
or place of business each day of the
week in Walhalla or West Union.
We will not sell ice on Sunday, but
in case of sickness will cheerfully
Kl ve any person ice free of charge
upon prescription from physician.
Any patronage will be appreciated.
LIVINGSTON ICE CO.
Thc MONEY PANI
The WIFE has heard
Put a little sunshine
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lain Kitchen Ware. We
some time ago, and the pri
you. *** .**
Roof your barn with
Paint you home with
Dress your horse with
And last, let us furnii
Building. We have a li
Farming Tools than any
We lead ; others follow.
We have a <
and terms. *g VS
want them. ]
ness, Saddles and
.nek workmanship surpass. Small local
tailors may have late style charts and
fashion plates, published once every six
months, but it's die big metropolitan tailors
who keep abreast ol every fashion move
ment, and whose designers and tailors
embody that nicety of shape and dash of
snappiness to clothes that produce the
neatest and most satisfactory garments.
If yon have eur custom tailoring depart
ment take your measure for a suit of
domes, it will be made up to the minute
in style by those well-known Chicago
Merchant Tailors, Ed. V. Price & Co.,
who do nothing else but produce superbly
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Cost to yon will be only $25 to $40 tho
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By looking at designs Nos. 491, 493, and
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One-Button D. B. Nowlty Sick, 4631
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Call and see our big line of Samples.
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Walhalla, So. Ca.
A Free Present for School CM
A beautiful piece China Glass and other pretty Presents
will be given to cn?h School Girl or Boy who registers their
name at Norman's Store, buying all your Pencils, Tablets and
School Supplies. The more you buy the better Present you get.
Ever)- time you buy the amount will bo entered beside your name.
Presents given on December 21st, 22d and 23d.
NORMALS, WAIJUAI?IJA, StOo ?Ao
ocking the Boat
C is to be forgotten,
this cry long enough,
in your home and at the same time put in your kitchen
EEL RANGES with a line of the Blue and White Porce
have them marked "Way Down," We bought them
ices on these famous and well-known Ranges will interest
a^ a^ a^ a*^* a^
our Vulcanite Roofing,
our guaranteed Water Proof Paint,
i our "Washington" Harness.
>h you with Doors, Windows, Nails, Locks, etc., for that
irger stock of Rubber Belting, Machinery Supplies and
other concern in our county. Call and see for yourself.
ON HARDWARE CO,
ESTMINSTEB, ?. C.
3ar load of the Celebrated Corbitt
we are selling at the right prices
Te also have cheaper Buggies if you
Bil dsell and Thornhill Wagons, Har
every thing in General Merchandise.
JS AND SAVE MONEY.
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