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RED LSTTER DAI
FOR TBE-Oh-ANGEBUVIG SOUTH
ERN CO ETON ASSOCIATION.
Speeches Made by Mr. F. H. Hyatt,
Dr. W. W. Bay and Kr.
Last Saturday was a red letter day
in the history of the Orangeburg
Southern Cotton Assoelatloa. It was
the regular meeting day of the asso
ciation, and there were present Mr.
F. H. Hyatt, treasurer of the general
association, Dr. W. W. Bay, President
of the Richland county Cotton Asso
ciation, and Mr. Harvie Jordan, the
President of the Southern Cotton As
sociation in general. Addresses were
delivered by each of these gentlemen
Notwithstanding the extreme cole
weather ther > was a good attendance
of representat've farmers and bnsines!
men from d ft rent sections of th<
oouuty. The oourtnousa was prettv
well filled with attentive listeners
The meeting was called to order abou'
half-past eleven o'olt ok by President
J. E. Wanhamaker, of the local as^o
oiatlon, wtio made a short, practica
Ulk before introducing Mr. F. H
Hyatt, of Columbia, who was the firs
MR HYATT SPEAKS.
Mr. Hyatt discussed the subject o
diversified farming, and he handlet
the question In a masterly. Amonj
other good things he said he had neve
' seen a farmer who had made any mon
ey planting one crop. It might b
done, he said, bus he had never seen;
man who did it, if there was such <
farmer In Orang;ebnrg County he wouh
/ like to see his photograph. The o il;
way for the farmers of, the Souths ti
succeed was to remove his corn hoi. ,
'and smoke bouse from the West m
bis own farm. He also advocatec
the raising of horses, mules and otbe
stock by the Southern farmers. H<
believed that the time was cominf
when the Southern farmer woulc
have to raise ail his supplies or q 1(1
Mr. Hyatt also touched on the la
bor question. He was not much in
pressed with the foreign emigrants oi
account of their not being able tc
speak our language. He was of thr
opinion that the very best emigrant!
the South could secure was the home
raised emigrant. He said race suicide
as President Roosevelt calls it, woulc
ruin the South. He said every white
family in the section should have
plenty of streng, healthy boys anc
girls in it, the 1 he thought the laboi
question would be solved, and soiv.c
right}. Labor would not hurt oui
boys and girls. It would make them
batter men and women.
He said there was but one oottor
paten in the world and the people ol
" the Sou th lived in it. This being the
v case he saw no good reason way the
people who made the cotton could not
control the pries of their great staple.
He said the farmers could and would
ojntrol the price if they would only
act together. He said the way for the
farmer to do this was to join and
stick to the Southern Cotton Associa
tion, which had already done-so muci:
for the South in general and the far
mer in particular. If the Southern
farmers would staid by the a-s iciatioa
he was certain that thay would soon
become the most independent people
in the world.
The above is a bare outline of Mr.
Hyatt'fj moiti excellent aloress. Presi
dent Wannaauker ',nen exhorted every
farmer present to r-duoe his acreage
at leas? twenty five per cent, thi i year
if he did njt do so last year. He sal
this was the only way chit the South
em Cotton Association could main
tain prices. 10 is certain if more uot
ton is made cuan could be consumed
by the world that prices would go to
pieces, whica would ruin as all. All
the Uad owners of the county woui 1
be visited and a persmal appeal made
to them to kefp the acreage witijia
bounds. President Wannamoker th3h
intro-iuoed Dr. W. W. Ray, wfao made
an interesting address.
DR* W. W. RAY SPEAKS
He said when the farmer* aod busi
ness men all over the South realza!
what the Southern C)tton Associatioa
really was and wnan It couM aor-om
pllsh he believed toab the/ would sll
become meonrBrs of it T ien, he sa-.d,
the Sjutn would 8t*ud onea'a grouud.
He pud a glowing tribute to the vet
erans of Lee and Jacks on who returned
fron the wir with all lost save honor.
Taey old not sit arouud and whine
abou* tnstr hir i luo<, bus went to
work and rapiired their was&ed for
tunes makiug the -Southland pros
perousaod nappy. Taey set us a grand
in tneir example and we should follow
The farmers should do business on
business principles like the merchants,
bankers and professional men, many
of whom he said were getting rich. If
the famers would apply the same
principles to their farms tbey too
would soon ba on easy street. If the
Soutoern Cotton Association failed
for lack of Interest la it on the part
of the farmers and business men he
felt that the South would be ruined.
We would lay prostrate at the feet of
the speculator, who would pay us what
he pleased for our cotton. He exhorted
the farmers and business men to rally
to the support of the association and
make it the grand success that it
Tne Doctor's speeoh was practical
from start to fiaisi. It was intersper
sed with several laughable anecdotes
t$?t keep the crowd in a most hpppv
humor, and illustrated and Impressed
the truths he wished to teach. He
told of an old colored tenant's predi
cament In the days when cobtjn was
hardly selling for what it cost to make
it Oae day the old man met his pay
siclan, to whom he owed a sum for
medical attendance. In answer to
an enquiry as to how his crop was
getting on he said the outlook was
bad. You see, Doctor, said the old
man, the botton crop goes to pay the
rent, the middle crop goe3 to the mer
chant for liens, and the top crop is
for you and me, and as there is no top
orop this year, the Lord only knows
what is to become of us
He said be hoped that that condi
tion of things had passed in the South
forever, and he felt sure that this
would be the case if the Southern
Far vie Jordan
j Cotton Association was supported by
Ohe farmers and business men as it
should be. D:. ?iy 15 a big baariei,
wbote souled man and it/WrtS a genu
lue pleasure to have htm and Mr. Hy
att present. T?eir speech..-s were to
the pom* and we feel assured that
toey accomplished a great deal of
good. President Wannamaker then
introduced Mr Haryle Jjrdan, who
19 at tbs head cf the Southern Cotton
ME JOBDAN STEAKS.
Mr. Jordan cjmmenoed his speech
by saying that since he had arrived in
Orangeburg he had heard that It was
reported that he was a lawyer. He
said that he did not have the honor ol
b2<ag a membar of that profession,
but that fur three hundred years, as
for b ick as he could trace his ancestry,
he had come from a line of farmers
! Since he was Dine years of age, he
said, he had earned the money that
1 paid for the oloch3S he wore, and that
s be had ouly.had the advantage of
) three year* schooling. With these
! brief preliminary remarks a9 an intro
ductory Mr. Jordan at ouoa took up
.his subject. Ha said he wished to
i discuss the cotton question with those
i present. Tnere was only two questions
for the farmers to decide. Tae flreJG
1 was d;d he want the intrins.e valuj
. of bis cotton, and che second, was he
; willing to work to accomplish th-.i
end. The recant heavy depression in
tbe prioa of fuiure contracts and spot
. cotton is totally unwarrented frooo
I che standpoint of legitimate supply
r and demand. The prica cf cotton
' should be based on its intrinsic value
and not subject to tbe whims and
fancies of speculation.
' He said the peeple of the South
who made the c >tton, knew very lit
I tie about what became of it, where
it weni and who used it. He said
without this important information,
, tbe farmer could n ?t hold his own
' against the -speculator. He showed
. tbac the statistical position of cotton
. from a supply aud demand standpoint
was exceedingly stiODg, and con
, t3uded cast every bile cf cotton held
? in the south should easily command
. a price of not lens than 15 cents basis
' middling. The spinner* c;n easily
pay 15 cents for cue balance of the
unsold portion of this crop and will do
. si if tbe spot holders stand firm.
Speculative manipulation by toe
'"beara" operating In tbe future mar
; k9t is no guide to the true value of
Mr. Jordan went on to say that tel
egra hie reports received by the asso
' ciation rrom all points in the south
indicate that spot holders are stand
ing firm and will not sell at declines.
; Hold firm for 15 cents; the cotton is
worth it, and I challenge any spin
; nertoshow tbe contrary at present
prices of dry goods. Theodore Price
is dally filling the southern press with
misrepresentations of facts and dolnt?
all that money and Ingenious macip
ulatiou of figures can do to break the
solid south. Spot holders in the south
should show by their firmness that
they can and will repudiate such
men as Tneodore Prioe aud tho meth
ods eaployad by them for purely sal
fish gain. Tbose who bold will win
the battle and get 15 cents for their
Tne farmers who make the cotton
should fix tbe price of that -cotton
and foroa the consuming world to pay
that price. If tbe farmers would
only stand shoulder to should?r on
the price of ootton the onsumerc
would come forward and pay thj
price demanded by the farmers. If
New England had our monopoly of
cotton production she would oiaice it
pay her bett er tuau the south makes
it pay her. Ia tbe last few months
the Southern C 'tton Ass ociation has.
saved millions of dollars to fcne South;
and would save millions more if the
people of the South would -u;t-.in it.
Ha said nnybodv could hold cotton
when the price was going up, but it
took a man to bell it when the price
waseoitg down. H.;!d your cotton
and maricaC it Blowly. It was suicidal
for the farmers to tell a year's supply
of cotton in threa mouths. Ha ad
vi-ed tha farmers to take g?>< d care
of tba ootton tiny srored, as it woujd
wring a brater p*lci. Mr. Joraa-i
tb^n made a strong aopial to tue
farmers to make their farms self
?sustaining Dy diversifying their craps
Is is generally admitted that the
reduction in cotton acreage for 1905
amounted 10 an average or 15 per
ueric. T-ed mind for a fuH reduc
tion of 25 per cent, from i>ae encr
mous araa planted U. 1804 would
mean thai we most still further re
duce the area planted in 1906 from
lh:t of at leist 10 per cmt.
Those farmers who reduced ?heir ot
iOd acreage 25 par ceno. last yr.ar will
out be asked to reduca again this
year, but they wiil be exp-cted to
h Id their aureate down to ;ha,
planted last ye.ar. Tht>se farmers
who did Dot reduce last year are ex
pected to cut their acreage 25 per
cent, this year. Tha man wao re
duced 15 percent, last yeas is expect
ed to cut his acreage another ten per
cant, this year. In other wurds, it is
imperative that tbe cotton area,
planted on every farm in the Soutn*
this year shall be at least 25 per cent,
less than that planted in the spring
of 1934. Tais is easily understood
and should be strictly carried into
practical operation if tbe advice of
the best brains from leading Southern
farmers, the Southern Cotton Associa
tiun and the perils of overproduction
are to be heeded. The farmers are
generally getting into position of
thrift and independence. This is due
to the fact tbat for the past few years
with but oue exception, the crops of
cotton grown, have not materially
exceeded the demands for consump
tion, and fairly good prices have pre
Tbat the area planted in cotton
last year was too lar^e there can be no
question of doubt. But for tbe bad
cdmate conditions prevailing in the
south western states, we would havp
produced over 12,000,000 bales and
suffered a tremendous depression In
prices. With the area planted in
1905, which amounted Ly 27 000 000
acres, it is easily possible, with nor
mal seasons, to produce a crop of over
13,000,000 b?les. What is the sensl
ble ohing to do; cut tbe acreage and
hold production within tb? limits of
consumption at good prices, or plant
largely, produce superabundantly and
sell at ruinous prices? Tnis is the
question which now confronts every
cotton grower la thesoutt; diversifi
cation is the key note tu * he "proper
solution of the problem. Plant more
land tn food supply crop?; leset land in
cotton: live at home, aud sell your
I staple crops slowly, aud at prices
j showing a profit on the year's labor.
Cotton is today the cheapest com
modity on ;.ho market, figuring the
true cost of its production.
Tne true doctrine of diversification
and reduction in cotton acreage wir
he preached from every hill i op and
vail, y, by the officers and members ol
She Southern Cotton Association,
during the n<>xt 90 days. Tne entlr.
southern rr>8 will te urged to lift
its vo ce, in behalf of these two fun
damental propositions upon which
the south'mus'- Vtake, her fo-tun"8 ic
1906. The w s ? man will need toi* ad
vice, and exerc(?e every possible hfli
ence over any cf bis neighbor? wno
are not disposed to exerci-e p udeDee
before it is too late. Maae your farm;
self sustaining and grow happ7 anc
pro?percu3. As the market* of tn?
world are gradually broadened and tnr
demand increases, then and not til.'
then, let trie acreage planted in cot
ton be increased. Regulate the tup
ply to meet the present existing de
mand for consunption , and tbereb]
have a controlling v.ilce in tbe pilati
of the raw product. No power oc
earth can control prices, wbsn the
ligimate laws of supply and demand
are re cilessly disregarded. The far
mere are tbe arbiters of their futun
fortunes. We will point the way ti
success. P .u te and rtfl jet before it ii
Mr. Jordan touched on the proposi
tion that has been made '?y mills and
d riers for tbe farmer to permit then
to use their cotton with the uider
standing tba settlement would bi
made when called upon by tbe farme;
at the market price prevailing al
time of settlement. This a r.u?ge
ment did not help tbe organiza
tion, for it did not withhold cottuo
from the market. The farmer t>uouU
see that tbe cotton tbat he wa:
holding fr>r advanced prices did no;
get beyond his control and could no
be used until he got ready to place 11
regu arv on the market.
He also spoke of attending the re
cent conference in New York bttweei
representatives of tne spinners and cl
tbe Southern farmers. At this con
ference the price of cotton was nol
discussed. Oiher matters were there
considered; putting cotton In bottsi
shape for marketing a uniform tan
agreement and agreeing upon a uni
form weight for bagging and ties
These matters were discussed by the
speaker. Thecandld admission of thi
spinners was especially worth) o:
note, for one of them told him tbat
they realized tbat tbe Sonth had i
monopoly 1- producing cotton. If the
South should use its monopoly ai
others use a monopoly it cm dictate
any price. The spinners e3peclallj
asked for a steady, certain ant
uniform price for cotton.
Tae government gathers statistics
of the production of tbe agriculturist)
and of cotton but it does not gatnei
statistic as to consumption for tbe
producers. In this renpect the gov
eminent peif irms only half of its du
ty. Tne produoers should have facts
as to consumption, as well as the con
sumer* the facts regarding product
ion. Mr. North became very angry
rvith him a few days ago for crit eis
ing him for refusing to disgorge some
in'ormatio? that lie had on hand
since January 23rd last. He had
collected informaoioa as to the num
ber of bales of cotton. uugiuned and
r,he average weight cf the bales of
cotton placed on the market and gin
ned. Cougre^s finally had this infor
maton mad o pu ilic. If this Informa
tion had not neen withheld,, there,
would not have followed the d?press
ion in cotton prices The sp aker
sta~+d that never hefore nad he crit
icised that department, but on the
other hand had given every as?stancs
in his power. He cioseo by saying
the Saugern Cotton As-ociatioa was
not a year old yofc, hut it bad the1 re
?ipect cf t'he cou}Dttarel*l world.
Mdet-uj; ~r, tin. wvjiio.
Eiitor Tiroes and Democrat:
We propose to hold our n;xt
"special" cotton meeting at E'Jtaw
ville on Saturday, 17oil inst., about
12 o'clock. E itawvllie is in Birkely
county, but is is said to be the rsliy
ing point for many of our citiz ns
wno still have a warm feeling for
"olci" Berkeley, which furnished a
large slice o* the territory forming
0;-angi burg county. We trust cur
Berkeley friends w^ll not look upon
u: a", intruders. We extend a cordial
I invitation to the men of Berkeley to
meet with ns. Ws are one p?. ?ple?
with the s.'ime rich heritage, the
-ame hope, the same d stiay. Mr.
L do of th:; O.-angpburg bar, Dr. Wi
W. Ray and perhaps other sp. aker.s
w:ll a-irtret-a the meeting. O'gan'zi
tiou, intelligent co-np?.ration, keeping
down cotton acreage, holding spot
cotton firmly until "our price" is
paid, will bs eome of the topics dis
cussed. Your presence and co-opera
tion will be appreciated Mr. Eiitor.
J. E Wannamakkr,
Pres. Orauge!.urg Cotton Asso.
P. S.? Will hold ??special" cotton
meetmg at North's on 24th Inst.
A Duligntftil Dance.
Tbe dance given by tbeO.-angebnrg
Orch.stra last week was a most en
joyable affair. Tiose present were:
Chaperons, Mesdames W. D. Jeffords,
O. W. Spahr, Henry Kohn, V7. A.
Hutchinson and J. A. Berry. Misses
Adeline Baron, with Mr. H. B. R'ch
?rdsrm; Annie Brallsford, with Mr. F.
P Sihiffley; B'anch Raron, with Mr.
J. R B.irdir.; E llalie Slater, with Dr.
M. L Silly; Bessie Rckeobaker, with
Mr. Fred Adden: Doiie Wannamaker,
with Mr. A. J. Hydrlck; Annie Hay,
with Mr. Eugene Atkinson; PenaSor
entrue, with Mr. G. H. Sinter; Jeanie
Mae Wannamaker, with Mr. Norman
Salley; Bertha Koho, with Mr. W. M
R'ohardsou; Dot Bull, with Mr. George
SU'ey. The stages were M.-ssrs H.
O D .wson, H S. Sehiffly, T. H. Wan
n<i-_ak:r, H. M. Fatrrv, W. P. Brun
r.on, G?orge S'.-hlffiey, E. C. S:ater and
A. Calhoun Doyle.
We have at our office a wonder
lemon and ataheite orange tbat were
raised in the hot house of Mrs. Aon
C. Tyler at North. The lemon is
about three times the size of an ordi
nary lemon, while the orange is
smaller than the usual article.
awiDA?s she him
IN BEB TESTIMONY IN T B E BAM
BERG POISONING CASE
The Bosch Woman Claims That 23r.
G. B. Eittrell Fri hnened
Ber Into Perjury.
W. Clare Dickinson, the man
chargedi with the poisoning of B. F.
Rs-fl in Bambeig about the middle of
the month jose ended, was released
i Wednesday on bail by Chief Justice
Pope of the supreme court. The pro
, ceedings were brought by Dickinson's
) attorneys and were based on affidavits
i from Ali6i"a Bur ch, who says tbat she
1 swore falsely at the conners inquest
* in placing the crime on the deren
: dant. Sr.e swore at that time that
Dickinson had given Reed whiskey
'. and that she was led to believe that
there was poison in it In the tr^ la
vit submitted Wednesday she swears
' that she made t'his testimony because
5 after Ra?.d's aeacb, Mr. G-. B. Kit
1 trail, his brother-in-law came to ner
. aud told that if she did not implicate
s~me one she might be banged. Mr.
a Kittrell after Reeds death had tbe
body exhumed and bad the scomacn
" examined to show evidences of arse
3 nie poisoning. An albi is also claimed
on tbe affidavits used Wednesday.
It is said that Dickinson.,and his
friends will not drop Che case but will
1 Cake it to the courts. B. F. R;ed diad
* on January 14. The day before he
" claimed that he fell very unwell
! about 3 o,clcck in the afternoon and
" died at 6 o'clock the next morning.
the cause being ssslgned as paralysis
(.f the brain. His brother in law, Mr.
! G. B. Kittrell. was not at all sttisfied
3 with Cuis, on account of the poison
* theoryand tbe body, by direction of
Coroner J. H Zeigler, was disinterred.
Two physicians, Drs. Hoover and
Oleckley, performed an autopsy, re
mov2d the stomach and the brain and
\ stated tbat they found evidences of
I poison having been administered. The
stomach was taken to Augusta and
!, examined by Dr. John Schreider, who
also discovered trace* of arsenic.
*' Two women, one white named
I Alicia Bunch, and one colored. iola
'' Wesley, were arrested. An inquest
wa-i held and Alicia Bunch testified
* tbat on the morrning of January 33,
I Reed and Dickineon had been at her
* bouse and that the latter had given
tbe former a drink of whiskey, but he
_ had not given any one else any nor
1 had be taken any himself.. Seeing
i some people coming, he jumped out
' of the window, but Reed remained
3 several hcura. Dickinson returned in
' the afternoon and said to her "I
1 t^uess that will fix the-." Sbe
further testified that Dickinson had
1 told her ten days before tbat he
* would kill Reed if he did not keep
' away from her, and that since ber ar
; rest he had visited her at the j ail and
told her to say nothing about what he
had said about Raed.
J The inquest last Friday week and
Dickinson, on whom suspicious
' sa?ms to have, as his relatives
had already employed a lawyer H. M.
Graham, was arrested. He was taken
; to jail but a dispatch to The State of
Monday predicted some changes in the
case. On Tuesday a Bamberg dis
patch Siid that the Bunch woman had
declared her testimony at the coron
er's- inquest was false and that sbe
bad tut the crime on' Dxklnson t tr 3
. uggestion of Borne one, who cold her
thai ber neck might be cracked. This
dlspatca further Btated thac a com
plete ulihl was established for Dickin
The affidavits presretad in the su
preme curt by Mr. E T. LaPltte, at
torney for Dickinson, are interesting.
The Bunch woman testifies that Rasc
Cime to her house on the morning in
question and had been drinkiDg, that
lie took several drinks of whiskey
while there and remained for a time.
After his death ahe bwears. G. B. Kit
trell came to her house aod said: "If
you do put the crime on some one
chey will break your neck. Wnen be
told me tbat, I was so frightened 1
did nor. know what to do, so to save
my?elf I made up my mind to put It
on W. ?. Dickt m on. I voluntarily
cal'ed Mr. Ed Dickerson, brother of
VV. C. Dick-rson, and made i.he state
ment thac all the testimony I g^e
b-rcfre toe coroner in reference t j W.
C. D.ckerso'i's connection with the
death of Ben fi\ Raed was absolutely
false, that W. U. Dickers n was not at
my huuse when Reeo was there."
At the inquest tbe woman had tes
tified that toe men came tu h?r ?ou e
ab'iUt 11 o'clock in the forenoon but
Dickinson submits an affidavit tnat be
dui not leave his house that afternoon
until 4 o'olock, and that in the mom
lug be w:is mora tuan a mile distant
fmm the Bauen woman's house. Tue
clerk in the cjunty dispensary makes
i-.tlldavit tnat Dickinson and C. 0.
Rowell came into the dispensary be
tween 10 and 11 o'clock in tne morn
ing. T:iis was a mile distant from
the house. L. B. Fjwler saw Dickin
son, so ne swears, all day between 9
a. m. and 2 p. m. except becween
uoun and 1 p. m. Josepnine Alexan
der testi ties that Reed came to Mr.
Sam Felder's houBe Cohere it seems
tnat the Bunch woman was) about 11
o'ciook and remained until 2 p. m
Dickinson came there ah uc 4 p. m.
bU j R -ed was not there then. U. C
Roweil was with Dickinson from 10
a m. until 2 p. m. except ab.u: 15 or
The order for bail was signed by
Cnief Justice Y. J. Pope and lixed in
Che sum of 81,000.
A Bimbarg telegram to Tbe State
says: "A telegram was received here
this afternoon announcing che face
Chat the supreme court had granted
hail in tbe sum of 81,000 to W. Clare
Dickinson, charged with the murder
of B. F. Reed. A few moments after
tbe telegram was received bail was
signed and Mr. Dickinson released
from jail, ne has been on the streets,
receiving congratulations of his friends
In view of the f ict that affairs in tbe
case have turned so completely in his
favor there has been some talk that
tbe case might now be dropped, but
Mr. Dickinson and his friends and rel
atives will not agree to this. They
will insist tnat tue case go to trial."
A MODEL FARM
To Be Established at St Matt Ii r wa by
A Washington, dispatch to tbs"N>ws
and Courier says Representative L :ver
and Ellerbe evidently think that they
can be of more service to their people
ny locking titer tbe practical side of
the work in Washington than by mak
ing speeches upon questions about
which there is no division of senti
ment in toe House, for instead of tak
ir g thrir time to prepare a lot of sti ff
which can do no good In Wasbingto.
and can only serve the purpose of
home consumption, they are at worn
trying to get something that w 11 be
of practical benefit to tbetr districts.
Friday these gentleman called on
Prtf W. J. Splllman, of the agricultu
ral department, and after presenting
their claims succeeded in inducing
him to establish diversification farms
at St. Matthews, and at Marlon Court
House. The plan of the department
lato co-operate with some progressive
fatmer at these points in conducting
a model diversification farm.
Tne department furnishes all of the
plans and toe expert supervls'on,
while the farmer furnishes, of course
the land and fertilizer. Everything Ifi
grown Qi tbe farm wbioh will a id to
its procuctive value and a complete
accurate record of every trans-action 1
kept. Trie results will ha complied
and furnished to the public at large
in the f ,rm of bulletirs Each farm
Is intended to be an ocular demonstra
tion to the community in which it i3
located of the practibility aud profit
ableness of diversification farming as
against the prevalent one crop system
we now bavi. Tnere are twn of these
farms in the State. One at Columbia
in Mr. Lever's district: and one at
Spartanburg. in Mr. Jo-inson's dis
trict. These have been successful lo
a measure, and it is the nope of these
Congressmen to increase toe number
lu the State.
AntctMl tu Hold Cotudi.
The following preamble and reso
lution offered by Mr. J. R. Fairey was
unanimously adopted last Saturday
by the Oraugeburg County Southern
Whereas, tbe Southern Cotton As
sociation in convention assembled,
and subsequently through its execu
tive committee, has fixed the prices
for the remnant of tbe cotton crop at
15 cents per pound; and
Whereas, the average cost to the
mills, if the remnant of the crop be
marketed at 15 cents per pound, will
not exceed 12 oents or 12 1-2 cents
per pound: and
Whereas, It is conceded on all sides
tbat tbe world is rap d y increasing,
?Marcoester alone having built in
1905 new mills, showing a total oi
4,955.000 spindles,?equal to one-half
spinale cipicltyof the wnole South,?
of whic i 2,755 000 will spin Eeyptiau
cotton and 2 220,000 will sp.n A neri
c:an cotton;?an;l these spindles are
running on ful1 time many of them
dt\y and eight; and
Whereas, the oloth and yam mar
kets are healthy and ^strong, with a
hr-ad and avivaiidog teadenc,;?
Re3olvrd, Tuat we ratify and en
dorse the acoion of tbe executive
committee of tbe Southern Cotton As
socia'.ion, and call upon the farmer.-i
and all hoi rs of Bpot cott.n especial
ly upon our merchants, who upon hav
ing ^ed a golden harvest by reason
of tab high prices of coMon are now
pickh g up a few, straggling, weakly
beld Laies that comn on the market
to stano firm for principles ':f South
ern manhood, aud for 15 cuts cotton.
Th^ Mem1el68o!m Choral Club.
Pron.i^ent among see a! affairs cf
the wi ? k w.i.s tue cuiv^rsary musical
given on We^.ne^dav afternoon at the
homot f Mrs. W. F. L ning, on Ru-.
^el street, by the M -nd Isso/m C.iorat
Club This was Its t!;ird birthnaj
acd each year it I* fi .tiuyly eeiebra
o;:d. The sp cions home of Mrs Lin
ing was tbrowu eu.^uitc aud each
member brought with fern a guest
to enjoy tbe well arrang -.d and de
lightful programme, which wa3 as
Opeulog chorus by the Mendelssohn
Reading, Mrs. W. L Glaze.
Dues Misses Annie and Carrie
Piano solo, Mrs. W. S. L'nlng.
Duct, Mrs. B;rry and Mrs Dibble.
Recitation, Miss Marlon Salley.
Solo, Mrs. W G Smith.
Vocal rfolo, Miss M.zie Slater.
Da':o, Mr". McLeeitao^ Mrs Glover.
C. o-us, 'L ft Tnlne E/cS," by the
Afu r tnis Mrs. Webb, a guo3t of
tbe^ciub, played apia io sol j by re
q.ie-.r., whicfi was aluo enjoyed.
Mrs. E. C. Dibole, in "a pleasing
raanuer and in a few appropriate re
marks, presented the retiring presi
dent, Mrs. M. G. Salley, on behalf cf
tbe Choral Club, with a handsome
bust of Mendelssohn.
Dainty n mshments were then serv
ed and tbe guest enjoyed a social
c iat, and departing, wished long life
to the Cooral Club.
Tojse present were: Mesdames W.
G. Smltn, W L. Glaze, W. W. Wan
namaker. Frank Slater, J. L. McL?es,
Harold Tnomas, L P. McGee, W. D.
Jeffjrds, J. A. Berry, E. ?. Dibble.
Mi rtimer Glover. E S. Herbert, D.
O. Herbert. O R Logman. Frank
M l.as, Lizzie Melton. C D. Dantzler,
A. W. Summers, W. R Lamar, J. E.
Bull, W. S. Lining ano E Webb, Mis-.s
Muzie Slater, May RI,'gs, Annie and
Carrie Dantz'er, L :11a Marcbant Mar
ion Salley and Minnie H. Glaze.
Dr. J. F.|Mackay, who clerked for
a soort time in tbe drug store of
Messrs A C Doyle & Co , died at his
oome in Lancaster ou Monday. Dr.
Mackay made many friends while
here, and tbe announcement of his
death will be received by them with
regret. He leaves a wife and ona 11 Mile
girl, to mourn the de&th of an affec
tionate husband and father.
That Bunch woman over In Bam
berg seems to.be a caampion liar, We
do Dot believe a word she says In ref
erence to Mr. G. B. Klttrell. Possibly
the woman herself put the poison in
the whiskey that killed Mr. Read.
Clothing in abundance to please the
4 y ear old boy to the fond old Grand
pa. J. C.Ransdale.
H&K6 YO JS. SUPPLIES.
All Farmers Sbould Diversity Their
Crops This Year.
A writer in tue Rdelgb. Prog;essive
Farmer says: '..
"Theartiole by President Harvie
Jordan on diversification cf crops is
not only timely, but so clear char, evei
tbe most ignorant cxnnot fail to un
dsrstaud it. No use to appeal to
tbe farmers to lessen c^t' on acre
age and there by curtail production.
Tnis has been tried too often- -nota
bly in tbe year 1904, wben tue agri
cultural paper auu every *vr' tor in tbe
South appealed to t?e f armer to re
duce acreage-, witn waat effect iwe
U;lV3 seen. Many farmers planted
cotton t ? the excussion of all other
crops. The year 1905 (ouod them en
tirely witoous supplies, except such
as tbelr credit bripg.
1 If anyone thinks they are co?
reacytom?ka tne.t-ama blunders he
is nut acquainted with very many cf
thrm. The farmer go; s to bis moet
i-:ig or reads the appeal of Pre-idea!.
Jordanian The Progressive Farmer; he
kOes home and ie-Dives to reduce his
20 acres to 15 acres. But later, h
remembers that John wants to go tu
school next year, so he puts in three
i acres for Johu; he has been promising
Sarah to get some, n-jw furoitura, s -
he puls in tnr-:e acres for tnat. There
Is a good cut in the corner d: tbe flolu
of four acre?, so he piants that to pay
expanses. Thus he reduces his crop
?ve ;<cres and increases it ten aurcs.
"No, sir; the only power tha'. can
shorten the cooton crop is the L jrd;
3o, now, let every Influential person
la every community take up President
Jordan's proclamation aud insist upon
, every farmer who plants cotton to
i firot arrange to rai3e an abuadanc? ? f
home aapplies. TbJU will solve the
'"With plenty of corn, wheat, oo,:s,
bacon, garden vegetable, poultr.,
egxs, beef, milk, and butter, and fruit
an hand, with plenty of rougoage ano
pasture, cotton can't hurt tue South.
But if you attempt to raise ootton to
; get money to buy these necessaries,
your name is mud. Try it and bs
A Pleasant Opoaslon.
At St. Matthews on Monday even
ing of last week, Miss Edythe Loryta
entertained a few rrienos in honor of
her cousin, Miss R.isa Barnet of Sum
te r. Muslo from tha deft fingers of
Misses Barnet and Loryea served as a
welcome beginning to an evening's
rouad of pleasure, after which the
guests were invited into the parlor,
where they were soon deeply engagsa
in progressive trail. This delig'itfu;
gairie occupied several hours. Wtver.
the. final count was taken Miss Delia
Bowers was. found to have i cored the
.\ngbest. The prizi, a pretty ana
un qua piper knife, was presented tc
nor, ano in turn pre;> ntcd by ner to
the guest of honor, Hi...; Bamet.
Mjcb amusement was then fur
nished by Misses Ida and- Ermine
Weils, L jr>ea and Donald, who gave
an exhibition in tarile- walking *nd
ulklug. Some v;ry pertinent qi- s
Lions were asked and answenci aud
cot one guest eseaped a laugn at bl
or ber expense. During tbe evening
aaluty refreabmanrxS, consisting ol
fruit, geiatlne and cake were t-erved
The parkra were wa.o lovely by red
japonicis witn ?oelr rich and boilian
beauty. Mis3 Loryea was gradu ly
a?.s:s td In eateruiaii.g by her mother
at;d Mi^s Barnet.
Twose wno e< j >yed her hospitality
were: Misses Io.t and Ermine Werli.s,
Delia Bowers, H-rlen D.mald, Nm
B.jokbartof Ellorea, Rosa Barnet cf
Sumtes and HaiJio Murray; Messrs.
Joan Kintr, John Drth^r, J. W. Tai
rnadg-, Dr. Pa.xy Wells of Huhy Hill
aud Prof. A. T. II im;.
Misi Birnet, who h'.s won a num
ber of fri-mrN on her several visits to
this place, took them all by surpri se
last Wednesday. Oa tbar, da}, in
stead of returning to her bou.e in
Sumter, she went i.u C lumbia, where
sue was n:et by her Aar c ?, Mr. H. C.
D.sChamps of Sumter, <-.nd marr:- u
to him at the governor's ma'vion by
Souta Carolina's chief executive, whe
Liapp?ns to be a pvison?l frito.; of the
groom The happy c uple left im
mediately for the "Laao or Fiowers."
A Hapuy Marrlsjfd.
Recently Cupid has mien c.vrylng
on a sheet coaliict in tho eotninuuitj
of Providence, and on Jin. 30. ne ?.u
nouncsd a complete victory. J.ist as
tne no nrl.iy sna was s ool. g his
most bnluaat rays across tue a-e^ve s
and disp-ilmg the gloom from our
threshold?dh lire seeind ago.v, c^
penally in the Home of Mr. <iud Mrs.
George Buil, in which was beiu^ c?de
brated tue marriage of meir d ug
ter, Miss Corynne, to Mr. Mi;io'.
Riser, of L idge, Oolleion couuoy, S.
U. A number uf frieuds and reietiVcs
The bride, dressed in Onampagne
silk, was a true picture of iuuoc^lcj
and beauty. Tae groom, attired m
a Thibet suit aud wnite vast appear d
very gnicatul and sately. Tlie fo?m
er with) Miss Horten.se Hodges, as
maid ofahonor, and tbe latter with
his best man, Mr. Ira Bull, marcueu
into the parlor to the strains of M??n
delson's wedding march, beautifuny
rendered by Miss D.izzie AviDger.
Toe ceremony was performed by tueir
pastor, Rev. A. C. Wilkes, during
which ''Hearts and Flowers" was
being ph ed very softly. Immediate
ly after.the ceremony they retired in
to the dinning room where a oounti
ful repast awaited them. Truly couid
we say of it, "Toe earth bad yielded
her fruits In due season aud we did
eat, drink and wert merry. After a
few manifestations of tbair happiness,
a number of friends accompanied
tbem to Vanca, wh*,re they took the
evening train for Charleston at which
place they spend tbelr honeymoon.
They will return soun to their future
home in Colleton county We regret
that Provldenca is not a chosen situa
tio ? fur their abide. Mhs C)ryt|ne
will be krdully mi.iStd b-jili at nome
aud in its vicinity. Mr. His er is a
tarlving young farmer, and a man of
means and ability. We predict a
bright future awaits tbem..
May Cupid always tune the Lyre,
That plays within their home,
And may it joys of depth inspire,
And sorrows light aa foam.
SHOUT NKYVS ITEMS
From Orangeburg and Other Coun
ties in South Carolina.
Picked Up and Scissored from Oar
Exchanges for the Conven
ience of Bust Readers.
Dr. M. L. Sifley will be in EUoree
on luasday and Wednesday, Febuary
20 and 21. Office at Week's Hotel.
Mr. J. L Wanaamaker and family,
who moved to Oharleston several
months ago, have removed back to
Oraogeburg. After all there is no
place "ike home.
Mrs. Fred Moor, of New York, Oity
and Miss Maz'.e Freeman, of East
Orange, New Jersey, are the guests
of Mrs. J. A. Berry at her home in
John Henry Brunson, - a colored
boy about ?ft ren years of Sage, acci
dentally shot and killed himself last
Thursday morning near the oil mill.
The weapon that did the killing was
a sir gle barrel gun.
The sale at Moselevs will close next
Monday and not Sunday, as was
seated in our last issue by a slip of
the types. The sale so far has been
largely attended and all are delighted
with their purchases.
An electkn for Intendant and four
wardens of the town of S wansea was
held Thursday and resulted as follows.
Intendant, L. B. Rast: wardens. 0. J.
Rucker, P. M, Oliver, R. E. Inabnett,
J L Haigler. This is a good selec
tion for town officers.
Mr. Lewis H. Fairey, who has
I filled for some time the responsible
[position of assistant cashier of the
Bank of Branchville, has resigned to
accept a position with a bank at
Kiugstree as cashier. Mr. H. W.
BUck has been elected assistant
cashier of the B anonville Bank in
place cf Mr. Faiiey.
Cotton growers cut your crop
twenty five per cent, if you did not
last year. Be sure to plant plenty of
breadstuff*, and don't neglect to
attend all the meetings of the Cotton
Association, they will do you good.
Wake up from your lethargy. Take
for example the professional men,
they are thinking ?and many are
The Band of Hope meets each
Wednesday afternoon in the Metho
dist Sunday School room at four
oVl iok. Mrs. Herbert earnestly re
quests that all parents. Sunday school
and day scheel teachers co operate
with her in this important work, by
attending themselves, whenever pos
sible and urging the ohildre ?to at
tend. The organlz ition is entirely
undenominational and no church can
afford to ignore this special training
of the young.
On last Wednesday afternoon
Messrs R F. Pike and Frank Bryant
while out driving was omslderably
shaken up by being thrown from the
buggy. Taey were driving a very
npin red horse which became fright
:i:ed and ran away throwing the
gentlemen out the buggy on Russel
street in front of Sturgeon Bro3.
up'own store. We are glad that
naiiber of therr. received auy serious
injury, buti th9y oertainly had a
Catarrh Cannot b?* Cured.
with Local Applications as they
cannot reae? the teat of thedJseas?.
Catarrh is a bl od er conKtitutional
dl-o^se. fnd in order to cure it yon
t.ux- take internal remedies. Hall's
Caf?,rrh Cure is taken Internally, and
aots directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Curo Is not
??. quack medicine. It was prescribed
by one of the best physicians in thi3
country for years and is a regular pre
sorlption. It is comp- sed of the test
tonics known, corrbn^d with the
liest b'^ol purifiers, actirg directly on
tho mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of ti e two ingredients
is what produce such results in cur
ing Catarrh. Send for testimonials
F. J. CHENEY & CO , props.,
Tol do, 0.
Sold by Druirg's'-s. pr c ; 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
l*urohaM'<l Soriool Pr< p-^rfy.
The Columbia State rays ,#i he sale
of toe f'.irmor V truer .scoonl on t.!:e
?ve ?? side or R^rnweil street, between
iJ adlecon and Senate, has bo u con
cluded through Walker, Ravecel &
C ?. Trie property, which has rccuno
iy be!ringed to Mr. R. L Moore, has
been purcha ed by Prof. A. W. Fo>:le,
'<h i wnl conduct hLs university school
in tha buiidicg formerly nsed by tba
i mented Mr. W. H. Verner. Prof.
F gie is a graduate of Johns H 'pkini
an'i has pursu d his s! udkis eIoe.vhP.re
a d Is considered quite an acquisition
to Columbia." P^of. Fogle is a na
tive of Orangcburg County. He is a
thoroughly educated ynuog man aGd
is q lite an acquisition to the cir.izon
.ship cf Columbia. Tue Times aud
D m~crat hopes that he will bo ap
preciated in his new hnme and that
his school will be a great success.
Th? ColdfHt or the Season.
The temperature scort.d the lowest
drop of the season Saturday morning,
reaching a reading of abuut 29 de
grees and cauftijg the formation of
ice wherever puddles * or pans of
water were exposed. It was one of
tbe few times this winter tbat freez
ing temperature occurred.
The reduction of tbp tamp.rature
was the result of the eastward move
ment of the cold wave wulcb now
cove s the eastern HAOtioo of the
United States. la New England and
tne Northern States, the tempera
ture registered very low. A reading
of four degrees b^low zaro, being a
fall of .'12 degrees was reported from
Portland, and zero temperatures was
reported from the laires. Washing
ton scored a reading of four degrees
and New York city six degrees. Tne
rcport>tindicaUd thai nod.?megehad
been done '.o growing c.-ups.
Every lady wheonce takes McOalls
Magazine will rever do wltn-out it?
You can get yours free by trading ten
dollars with J. C. Ransnale.
Two million Americans suffer the
torturing pangs of dyspepsis.. No need
to. Burdock Blood Bitters cures. At
any drug store.