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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON,
ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1906.
VOLUME Xiii-NO. 31.
The Farmers' Educational and'
Co-Oprativo Union of America,
IDUOTEO BY J. C. QTRIBUNO.
?sai" Commulcationu intended for this
department ohould be addressed io
J. C. ptribllng, Pendleton, S. C.
The Cotton Speculator.
For gall., green-gourd meat and
pole cat stuff there ara no men on
eui-th that have moro of this black
broas in their make-up than these
scoundrels* cotton lyera, some of whom
have mn do it their life trade to prey
upon tho ignorant? helpless* unorgan
ized cotton, farmers. Borne of these
leeches live here among us, and for a
small pitance do their very best every
cotton season to delude the cotton far.--,
mor into selling their cotton for much
Jess than it ie worth. These1' homo
raised henehmen of the foreign cotton
speculators have aided their* employ
ers in robbing many of our cotton
farmers this year bf moro than eight
dollars per ba,!e on every bole that
these farmers have raised this, year,
and how since cotton has been forded
to move up in price towards its full
value by an organized body, these far
mer men who have been fooled i?to
selling their whole crop-can now do
nothing but grin and growl at the
speculators for deceiving them, when
hie neighbors, tho organized farmers,
did their best to keep these dumpers
losing from. tHoir own hard earned
atmoney and tue same time force his
wiser.: neighbors to wait longer for
remunerative prices for his crop or do
like tho dumper, lose money.
The following circular letter issued
a few days ago by; ?rutcbfiold & Co?,
banker? and brokers of New York, ia
the best and most conservativo view
that we have seen:
Speculative liquidation and the op
erations of bear cliques have been the
recent features in cotton futures, and
prices are .how , a little. over a cent a
pound.below the high level of the sea
son. This decline has been accom
panied by a loss of less than half as
much in the Southern spot markets,
. and it.is evident that operators: jan the
sbort'side of the market ara sgam.en
tering dangerous ground, unless there
is a serious .fer?ak An the ranks ;of
Southern holders. ; Mw,
There seems to be ad logical ground
for expecting3uch weakneSg.?ii:The
South" h?B ; TOBIkot?d nearly : 7?w0,vw
bales of the -?r?p, at . remunerative
prices and mu?t he in f? mueh better
position, financially, to hold than was
tho caa? when ;a refusal to market spot
?eott?? ia?t winter checked tho down
ward : course ; of speculative marked
4\nd rallied nrieea ia theanring* Those
working fdr lower values will point'
out thai: the situation at this time is
?diff?rent* for .the reason that present
prices are nearly ii cents a pound high
er* but this may TO partially offset,' by
the ?act that tho amount of cotton re
maintop: to be marketed after Juuoary
1st, tbia year, ia 80 very much leaa
thoo came into sight after that dato
last season. The exact extent Of tho
remnant of the crop ia atilt the eub
ject of argument, lc acema perfectly
safe to assume, however, that with
the excellent weather thia autumn?
cotton waa ginned at least as rapidly
in proportion to the total na waa the
case last year, and if so. tho total yield
should be under 10*250,000 bales, and as
the South ii in a position to carry
over quite ?'. much as St did last year,
if necessary to secure the price, thia
ought to cover practically the entire
commercial crop, unlesa Values should
advance to a point that would bring
out all reserves and sweep the interior
The question of "the forthcoming
acreage is one which is being used by
bear operators to justify the hammer
ing contracta below, a parity with spot
supplies. The argument is that the
comparatively high prices of this win
ter will encourage an expansion in
area equal to the reduction of Inst
season, ?md that the Southern holder
seeing in this the probability of another
monster crop, will modify bis ideas ae
to the value of the cotton remaining
?from tlie last crop, and show his un
willingness to -un any chance of car
rying cotton into the next season by
making concessions in price. Wc
firmly nelie ve that Southern planten
as a oloss are fully as able to recog
nize, as the speculator in contracte,
the danger of too great an expansion
of acreage, and a course of action will
probably be decided upon at the mast
meeting of planters to bo held undei
the auspices of the Southern Cotter.
Association, on the ll th, 12th and l ?j tl
of this month, to avoid au increase ir
area which would seriously threaten t
fair commercial prottc to th<
It will readily be appreciated, tba1
alter tho big crop Of 1904-05 has beei
balanced up by tne smaller growth o:
fha present year, tho next crop maj
bea medium one without furnishing at
over-supply or causing depression
particularly in view of the rapidly in
creasing consumption and the general
ly increased value of all oominoditie;
aa a result pf : the increased productioi
Of gold. And to limit the area plante?
in cotton to an extent that will pro
vent depression in price can readily bi
accomplished' without restricting th?
agricultural development cf th
South, She. South can successful?j
grow other products. Tc do so wonh
o to her own advantage, and there i
little doubt but that the pledges wil
be prepared at the forthcoming meet
.lng of tho Southern Cotton ; ASBocia
tiou, looking to ,a more thorough di
versification -of crops; which will \ se
cure ; ready signers ' when circulate
through , the interior by the- Associa
t io n's agonta.nnd repr?sentatives.
. . On the whole, we can see no reasb
whatever for abandoning expectation
ot ?onti?ned high pricoB. We do nc
'believe in taking tod extreme a viev
nor do wo favor an effort to cause
sensational and trade t?io turbin g ac
yance by a stubborn refusal to mark?
spot supplies. But tho statistics shq
tu?t: the1 remunerative prices of ti
present season have in no wise eui
tailed the activity , of spinners, f<
takings to date are practically >-tl
same as they were for the same perk
of last year; and we take the positioi
that "apo t cotton should be worth evei
cent that mills can pay and still find
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ready and profitable market for their
product. At the present time it is cal- '
oulated that cotton goods are sidling
on a hacia which permits the mills a
profit around 13 cents for tho raw ma
terial, and under the circumstances
We fully expect that tho present reac
tionary tendency ot futures, duo to
purely speculative influences, will
shortly be checked by the continued
determination of the South'to receive
nothing leas than a fair price for its
holdings, and when those who have
boon sailing futures find that the spot
markets refuse to respond, the recovery
moy bo violent.
Calhoun In Statuary Hall.
To the Editor of the Intelligencer:
We, the undersigned, representing
the King's Mountain chapter, 1). ?.
H., Yorkvllle, S. C., wish to call your
attention and that of your readers to n
work which we have inaugurated, and
in which we beg your cordial help and
co-operation. It haa long been a
source of regret and mortification that
South Carolina has no representation
in the National Statuary hall of tho
capitul?t Washington. "This statuary
room was tho old hall of representa
tives; it was the scene of the debates
of Webster and Clay, Adams Calhoun
and others whose names are indelibly
associated with the history of congreso.
I? 1804, at the suggestion of Senator
Morrill of Vermont, the room was set
apart aa a national statuary hall to
which each State might send the efil
giesof two of her chosen BOUS in mar
lo or bronze to be placed permanently
here," . -
No South Carolinian overviews those
stately statutes, erected by practically
all the States of the Union in memory
of their "chosen Sons," without won
dering why our own place has been so
lons empty, and wishing that we too
could point with pride to a representa
tive occupying tue space allotted to
The King's Mountain chapter is do
sirous of starting a movement to rem
edy thiS long-standing neglect. Wo
havo written to every woman's organ
ization in the State casking them to
join na in petitioning the legislature
to appropriate, at the present session,
the anni of ?35,000 for the purpose of
erecting a statue of John C. Calhoun
in the National Statuary hall in the
capitol at Washington. Wo regard
Calhoun as South Carolina's most rep
resentative man, he was for 4.0 years
the most conspicuous and influential
figure in nation\1 politics; he waa rep
resentative, senator, secretary of war,
secretary of State and vice president.
We do hope that you will give us your
support and help-in this work. We
wish through your paper to appeal
to every South Carolinian, man and
woman? to. honor thia draft upon your
?atyfotlom. ny.j *i> beg thCSS to T6
spondV to the effort we are making to
have our beloved State take her right
ful olaco in tho halls of the nation.
We anal! be exceedingly obliged if
you will g. ve thin letter a place fb the
columns ov* your-naner.
Very respectfully yours,
i Mrs. Virginia Mason Bretton,
Mies Maggie A. Gist.
Miss Lesslio D. Witherspoon,
k? U&WiB. 8. M, McNeel, V;
Mrs, G. H. O'Xieary,
Mrs. Walter B. Moore, R?gent,
Yorkville, S. C., Jan, 10,;1008.
- Five persons are in Sail at Char*
leeton awaiting trial on the ohargo of
- John W. MoMakin has been em
ployed to ooaeh the Clemson baseball
team this aeaeon.
- Confederate veterans of Green
ville County will receive cioaeos of
honor January 19th.
-r Mrs. E. P. Chalmers, of Holena,
has a pair of spectacles that are moro
than 200 years old.
- A warehouse in Sumter contains
2,000 h ale a of cotton which aro being
held for higher prices.
- Tho Granby Stone Company has
boen organized in Columbia with a
eapital stock of $30,000.
- E. M. Huffstellar whilo digging
a well at Gaffney was killed hy tho
dirt caving in upon him.
- There are five prisoners, all col
ored, in Chester jail? three of them
women, waiting trial for murdor.
-- Highwaymen held up a negro on
the streets of Greenville Friday in
broad daylight and robbed him of $2G.
- Wallace Thomas, oolored, of
Chester, committed suicide by diown
iug himself. Ho jumped into a mill
- A commission for a charter has
beon issued to, the South Carolina
State Fireman's Association, of the
- Governor Heyward has reooived
a number of letters relative to cases
of smallpox iu several sections of the
- The South Carolina legislature
will be asked to make an appropria
tion for an eshibit at the Jamestown
- The Seoretary of State has is
sued commission to the Southern Cot
ton Mill Company of Seneca. The
capital is 0200,000.
- The old Washington hotel in Co
lumbia, a h puso which once enter
tained the first president was burned
last Friday night.
-r:W. B. Wise, who conducts a
laundry in Sumter, has been arrested
on tthe charge of defrauding a ciiisen
of Dublin, Ga., out of $40.
* - A prominent farmer of Green
ville who owns over a thousand aorea
of land has been arrested for persis
tently running a blind tiger.
: -? A brakeman on the Southern
road fell from his train aa it was cross
ing a trestle near Greenville and sus
tained a serious fracture ol the leg.
- The Euphradisn Literary So
cieties of the South Carolina College
have issued invitations to their cen
tennial celebration cs February 5th.
- It is reported that the Virginia?
Carolina Chemical Company baa pur
chased 3,000 acres,of phosphate lands
near Beaufort, the purchase price
- Dr. W. J. Langston baa resigned
as pastor of the Pendleton Street Bap
tist Church at Greenville to accept an
offorfrom tho homo mission board of
the Georgia Baptist convention.
- Gov. Heyward has announced
tho appointment of Senator Richard
I. Manning, of Sumter, to succeed Mr.
Altamont Moses an a member of tho
Hampton monument oommisBion.
-- Miss Julia Smith, daughter of a
late professor of Wofford College, diod
reoeotiy and loft $10,000 to build a
library for tho oollego and $2,000 for
tho fund of aged ministers of the con
- The city of Charlo9ton presented
last week a handsome silver punch
bowl to her namesake, tho cruiser
Charleston. Spoeehos were mude by
Scoretary Bonaparte, Senator Tillman
- Dr. John Blake White, of New
York, has scut two oil paiotiuga, ouo
"Tho Re 80UC," tho other "Gen.
Marion's Sacrifice," to State Historian
Sally whioh will bo presented to thc
Senate and House of Representa
- Tho jury in tho case of Dispenser
John J. Bishop, of Spartanburg,
charged with violation of tho dispen
sary law in his manner of conducting
his dispensary, has brought in a ver
dict of guilty, with raoommendation
- Tho United Stntes Supremo
Court has rendered a deciaiou holding
that Greenville, Laurens, Greenwood
and Saluda Counties will hove to pay
the bonds issued in 1883 for tho con
struction of tho Greenville, Knoxville
and Port Royal Railway.
- Two children of Mr. and Mrs. S.
H. Collins, who live in tho Salem sec
tion of Oconee County, woro bitten
several days ago by a cat supposed tc
have been suffering from hydrophobia.
Symptoms of the disenso appeared ic
the children, but thry were hurried tc
the Pasteur Institute in Atlanta foi
inoculation and so far have sufloroc
no further illeffeots from thoir expert
enoe. It is hoped that in a few woeki
they will bo released unharmed. Twt
ohildren living near Seneca have jus
returned from tho institute. Tho)
were bitten by a mad dog.
.-Col.'Henry Thompson has pro
seated the State of South Oarolim
with a handsome picture or paintio
of his father, the late Governor Hugl
Smith Thompson. The picture wil
bo presented totbe General Assembl
some time soon. In a letter to Go\
ernor Heyward Colonel Thompson sa;
that the pi o tur o was painted by Wi
liam Welch, in Washington, who ale
painted > the nie turcs of General
Hampton and Butler, both now bein
tho property of the State. It i
therefore peculiarly appropriate tnt
the picture of Hugh Thompson 1
given the State. The picture wi
probably bs hung beside the other tv
in the Senate, there being a vaoa<
panel on that side of the hall.
- Sevon persons perished in a f?ro
at L owi?ton, Pa.
- A Texan named Disinuke haB
boen married tbrej times and is tho
father of thirty ono childron,
- Tho Amorioao Biblo Booioty, it
was reported rcoontly, found itself
for tho first time in a quartor of a oen
tury in debt.
_- A Ncvou-year-old girl at Barncs
villo, Ga., was killed by the acciden
tal discharge of a gun. Tho ahild's
head was blown oil.
- A syndicate of Allantaos havo
bargained for tho transportation of
100 Gorman girls to work as domes
tics in Atlanta bomen.
- A young boy hurled a bomb
into a company of Cossacks in St.
Petersburg and tho explosion which
followed killed alargo numbor.
- Milwaukee measures her growth
and prosperity by her boer produc
tion. Last year sho turned out $24,
000,000 worth of tho\ fluid that made
- There were fewer lynchings in
tho United Snates last year than in
1904. Mississippi had tho largest
number, 20, in two of which colored
mobs lynched memberri of their own
- Gen. William K. Michie, Adju
tant General, makes otlicial announce
ment that tho 16th annual reunion of
tho Unitod Confederate veterans will
bo hold in New Orleans April 20th
- O. W. MoadowB, who lived near
Milledgevillo, Ga., waa found dead
and tied in bis buggy. l?o had boon
shot through the heart. A negro and
a white boy have ^eon arrested oharg
cd with tho crime.
- Miss Rowena Payton, a stroet | ^
vendor in Atlanta, who is dying of
pneumonia, danced with tho prince of
Wules at tho historical ball given in
New York half a century ago. Sho
is a former resident of South Caro
- The Indians of Elko, Nov., havo
abandoned tho dances of their fore
fathers, have built a danoo hall, and
recently gave s ball, at which they
and their squaws and many invited
palefaces waltzed in the moat modern
I - J. R. Poden was arrested in
Knoxville r> >d later enjoined in tho
Chanoery court from further attempts
to entice employes of local cotton
mills to go to South Carolina. Peden
represents twelve big cotton mills in
South Carolina. ,
- Mary McDonald, a negress who
claimed to be 1B5 years old, died at
the Home for Aged and Infirm colored
persons in Philadelphia a few days
ago. She claimed to have been born
Nov. 14, 1770, in a settlement known
as Frogtown. near Valley Forge, Pa.
She often told of the aoenea in Wa?h
ington's camp at Valley Forge. CagM
- Ben Harrie, the negro oharged
?ith tho assassination of Ozro Polk,
t Borings Mill, Tex., and who was
aken from tho officers at La Salle by
mob, was lynched early Wednesday
t MOBCOW, Texas. Thoro were about
evenly mon in the mob.
- A young man named Hess,
'hose residence- is unknown, was
illed by a train near Ruffin, N. C.
Io had been employed as a flagman
nd had been sent out to flag a train,
v hilo waiting ho fell asleep on thc
raoka and was run over.
- Under a now law in Pennsylvania
ravos must bo dug nine feet deep in
tcad of six, aa heretofore. Tho grave
ignora of Haselton, Pottsville and
Vilkcsbarro have gone on a strike for
igher pay, and pooplo will have to
ostpono dying until thc strike is Bel
- lu three provinces of Northorn
apan having a population of two mil
ion eight hundred thousand thc
rorat t'amino known in years prevails,
t is said that in one province "sen
eoco of death" has already been
lassed on one-third of tho inhabi
- John T. Pruden, a negro em- '*x*w_
iloycd at thc railroad camp, five miles
rom Atlanta, was blown into frag
?onts by tho rrematuro blast of 20O
ouods of dynamite. The shook
rom tho terrific explosion rcaultcd
a a wild soono of wreokago in tho
- Leonard B. Irabodon and James
L Hill, convicted of conspiracy to>
?rcck tho Denver, Colorado, Saving
lank, and divort its funds to their
lao, wore sentenced by Judgo Pal
lor in tho District Court to bo oon
ined in tho Stato prison ton years at
- . Mrs. Drusilla Hall Johnson, who
lied Sunday at Northampton, Mass.,
?as believed to bo tho oldest true
laughtor of tho Revolution. Her
naternal grandfather and her father
joth served for several yara, and the
latter was presont at tho exeoution of
- ConBtablo J. H. Holder, father
ii 7-yoar-old Ruby Holder, who waa
criminally assaulted by a Swede nam
ed William GregorBon Christmas eve,
was fatally shot by his brother officers
in tho jail yard at Beaumont Toa:.,
whila he was trying to get at Gregor
en in his cell to slay him.
- President Roosevelt turned over
ono now leaf last week by refusing,
beoause he waa 4'too buey, to reor' je
a delegation of oolored MethCutst
proaohors who wished to invite lina to
make a speech on the suffrage ques
tion! This was th J first time the
President ever refused to open the
door of opportunity to oolored visitors
4 Gals. Ii. & SI. Paint and 8 gals, oil coa
about $8.50 and will paint moderato
Bleed house. Sold by P. Ii. Oravton, An
derson, S.O.; B. R. Horton, Iiowndes
vtlle, S C.; T. C. Jackson, Tvs. 8. C.; W.
W. Griffin, Pelzer, 8. G.; F. JJ. Hopper* '..
Big Bargains in
Store for January 11
We aro glad to say that 1005 was tho largest business yoar in ouv history. We wish to thank our many Meads and customers for their patronage during the past year, and we hope to merit a continuance
of same for the year 1906. To make business hum for January we are prepari^ .
yma^M^yJ^^nMM ?MMm?$M , Wool Blankets.
SQ Ladles^ A. few Wool Blankets left, which will bo closed out at a great redaction.
.:?> Bed Comforts. ' :.
Wool Goods to Go at Cut
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"Wlj^^ and ?hilldren at CUT Prices. Wp
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WV?ar?biMed-?509,^ we will place on sale at Cut Prices. Inspect our big Show Window and see the Cut Prices. You will be astonished. If Quality and |
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?^^^rolwiU'als?^t?w ? big ?toe^ Utesistyles. We will cut the price on them to half the real valne. IB I . -
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