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EVERY BODY'S FIGHT
APPEAL TO THE PRESS BY STATE
PA] EMERS' UNION.
Newspapers Are Asked to Give Aid in
The Movt ment to Hold Cotton for
Higher 1 rices.
"It will ie a question of endur
ance?whet ler the gnwsrs will* hang
together for home and fireside or
eeparately cit the end of the noose,
which the bear army of European
and New-Ei gland spinners are ready
.to tighten around our necks, while
the "Torief as represented by the
Southern mills kdck the stools from
tinder our Jset." ?
' This stafement is made by Presl
ctent Dabbi of the South Carolina
State Farm 2rs' union in an open let
ter addressed to the press in which
ste asks for cooperation, in ,the move
xaent to ma fee the B^uroers .hold' their
cotton for i better "indce because of'
tba short c :op. The folio wing is the
"To the \?ress of South Carolina:
'*The ': facers' union, ^recognizing
the great 1 nflaence of the papers of
the State . n moulding public senti
ment has n ade the Iberal use of your
columns it. the past few weeks to
"put before our members and your
readers generally matters of much
importance. The executive head of
?' the union iesires to make public ac
knowledge? nent of our obligation to
the papers of the State for their
prompt publication of the matter we
have sent out. We also wish to
thank the editors who have in their
editorial ci .lumns cemmended our ef
forts and iiave urged the farmers to
line up for self-defense.
"The fight has just begun. In fact
we think thai so far it has been skir
mishing and picket duty. The real
battle is tx fore us. It will be a ques
tion of endurance?whether the
growers w.ll hang together for home
and fires.ice, or will hang separately
at the end of a noose which the bear
army of European and New England
spinners a ^e ready, to tighten around
our necks, while the 'tories,' as rep
resented by the Southern mills kick
the stools rom under our feet. It la
a fight tc the finlsr, and we are
counting c n the aid of the press that
has never failed us to keep our peo
ple informed and to encourage them
Un every -vay.
"In addition to our work through
the press, we are sending commu
nications 1 rom time to time direct to
' the local unions. We shall continue
to give to the press such information
as in our >pinion will be of some in
terest to their readers and will aid us
in our wo.-k." <,
Registration Books Close.
The registration books for the city
election, vhich takes place on Tues
day, 12th instant, was closed on Sat
urday. F >ur hundred and eghty-five
voters roistered. This is a little
over two- .birds, of the voters of the
city, whtc l number about seven hun
dred. It was thought that from the
fact that .here were so many candi
dates, the registration would have
been larg>r. The light registration
does not indicate as much interest in
the elect! in as some folks thought
there wot Id be. From the present
outlook rot much over a half vote
will be polled. ;
Preveajt Jail Delivery.
The Si. Matthews correspondent of
The State says: "A serious Jail deliv
ery cam-3 near being effected Wed
nesday uiright. Three negroes occu
pying the ground floor succeeded in
breaking :he locks to their cell and a
lock to a t intermediate door. They
"had begui work on the outside and
last door when their knocking arous
ed a white prisoner who gave the
alarm, 'i he sheriff was immediately
upon the scene and broke up the
Ptenii" : 7 I * iti?
i -? *-? ?
Makes Big Money.
The Columbus, Ohio, Journal,
says "There lives near Cleveland a
former s:hool teacher who clears
?18,000 a year from his 12 acres,
considers bly more than he made in
the prof ssioa which he abandoned
for agric alj-ure. He raises garden
tiuck and small fruits and every
spare for t of his land works for aim
all the t me in the growing season.
He has his own irrigation plant and
has rediced intensive farming to an
exact science as his balance testifies.
Oreaing of Elloree School.
The E.1 ioree high and graded School
school will open Sept. 11 with the fol
lowing " eachers in charge: Prof.
Walker 5. Whittaker, of Newberry afl
sperint? idant, Miss Fannie Hollo
way of Xewberry, Miss Jennie Wil
liams of Edgefield, Miss Mae Patter
son of ""'eronia, Va., Miss Kate Fair
and Miis Ida Parier, as assistants.
This ab e corps of teachers comes
highly -ecommended and will sus
tain the high character of the Elloree
Horn's Issue First Catalogue.
Each season this store treats its
custonu rs and frieuds to something
new and original in merchandising.
This ye ir it is a new mail order cata
logue showing all the new styles.
The ev< r increasing mail order work
has d( r landed this. You can have a
copy cf this catalogue sent you free.
Just write them a postal reoutst. The
Kohn Store is tho first Orangeburg,
store ':c issue its own catalogue.
Good Roads Train.
The Goods Roads Train of the
Southern Railway and the Office of
Public Roads department of the De
partment of Agriculture, will be in
Orange burg Wednesday, September
20, br nging road building experts,
who 'Rill give stereoptican lectures
and ir tsructions. The lecture will
begin i,t 9:30 a. m.
WOULD 1TXD A MARKET.
Farmers Urged to Plant Some Long
The State says in the past few
weeks some farmers who had looked
at the planting of upland long staple
askance, expressed to the department
the belief that they could not find a
market for the stuff if they raised
it This led Commissioner Watson
to immediately take up this feature
with Mr. Parker, anl Friday he re
ceived a letter from him in which
"I do not think that there will be
the slightest difficulty in selling of
Carolina raised staple cotton of good
character where it has been handled
and ginned with care by mills with
in the State at the same price as be
ing paid for Mississippi cotton deliv
ered." This means plus the freight.
Mr. Parker further states:
"I bought many bales of staple cot
ton in this state (season 1910) at
from 20 to 24 cents a pound where
the staple ran 1 3-16 Inches to 1 1-4
inches, and hundreds of bales at
irom 16 1-2 to 20 cents a pound
where the cotton ran a full ll 1-16
Inch to i 8-16 inch." T expect at an
earlv date to put an advertisement in
.the (paper .expressing ;my -willingness
to purchase all staple cottcn at full
Commissioner Watson says that
any of those who have been raising
'his cotton this year are at liberty
to write ?0 him or Mr. Parker direct
and every effort will be made to see
that the cotton is marketed directly
from the producer to. the manufac
(Reports received by the State de
partment of agriculture of all cot
ton grown of the varieties indicated
during this season show that each of
them has stood the drought better
than of the ordinary short staples
and that each gives every indication
of yields per acre equally as large,
If not larger, than the short staple
grown in the same vicinity and that
the length and uniformity of the sta
ple has been preserved and in some
instances actually improved.
Married at Montgomery.
The Montgomery, Ala., Advertis
er saya "The marriage of George
Brownlee Clinkscales and Miss Nell
Dannelly was beautifully solemnized
Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at
the Court Street Methodist church in
the presence of a large number o,!
friends and relatives." iMr. dink
scales is a son of Prof, and Mrs. J.
i G. Clinkscales of Spartanburg. He is
a most talented young man and is
professor of mathematics at the Wo
man's College of Montgomery. The
marriage ds the culmination of a ro
mance which began a year ago, when
the bride became a student at the
Negro Killed by Train.
The Southern passenger train
which passes Orangeburg about five
o'clock each morning ran over and
killed George Ravenel, colored, Fri
?ay morning about a mile and a half
below Ridgeville about seven o'clock.
The unfortunate man, who was sub
ject to epilectic fits, had one just as
the train was approaching and fell on
the track in front of the engine,
which ran over and killed him before
it could be stopped. The coroner's
jury exonerated Conductor Beattie
and Engineer Sullivan, who were in
charge of the train, from all blame.
Death of a Young Man.
Mr. Lawrence Griffith, son of Mr.
and Mrs. B. R. Griffith, of Fort
Motte, died at the residnce of his
parents at an early hour Friday
morning. He had been a sufferer for
about six weeks with typhoid fever,
but hopes were entertained for his
recovery until a change for the worse
took place. L\lr. Griffith was a young
man of promise. Being only 25 years
of age he was an the flush of young
manhood, He was unmarried. His
parents, two. sisters aad two brothers
survive him. The deepest symp^iL;
of many fnieods go out to them.
Most Important Cases.
Because of the character of the de
fendants, the Chesnut case for mur
der and the Leysadth and Pool case
for housebreaking and arson, are the
most important cases to be tried at
the present term of court. Both of
these cases are set for Wednesday,
but it is certain that should either be
taken up on that day, the other will
not be reached for several days. It
is thought that hte Chesnut case will
be tried first of the two cases.
Is Back in Orangeburg.
Mr. James Zeigler, special agent
for the Equitable Life, returned
home yesterday from Atlantic City,
N J., where he went to attend meet
ing of the Southern Century Club of
whdch he is a member. Each mem
ber of the club was given as a token
of good work a pair of handsome gold
cuff buttons with the Equitable
trade mark, also a leather wallet of
membership. (Mr. Zeigler reports a
good time and a great meeting.
Removed to Orangeburg.
A dispatch from Allendale to The
State says: "Mr. F. G. Boinneau and
family, who have been residents of
this place for a number of years and
who have had charge of the Gilldare
hotel for the past year, left Saturday
for Orangeburg, where they will con
duct the Hotel Orangeburg." The
new comers are heartily welcomed to
Orangeburg and we wish Mr. Boin
Some Wild Cats.
The Aiken Journal and Review
says: "iMr. E. L. Scott, his two sons
and Mr. Chester Bonnett, went hunt
ing on the Edisto, near Scott's bridge
last Saturday morning and bagged
two wild cats that weighed 15 and
15 1-2 pounds, respectively, but they
have killed them. The animals were
fired upon with No. 8 shot and were
only slightly wounded. The dogs
then attacked them and after a wild
fight finally won the victory.
IS IN THE FIGHT
PRESIDENT BARRETT OP FARM
ERS UNION WILL AID.
Holding Cotton for Higher Prices
Benefits Every Southern Business
National President Barrett, of the
Farmars' Union, at Union City, Ga.,
Tuesday made his first official expres
sion regarding the attitude "of that
organization in the battle that is
comir.g this Fall to maintain the price
of cotton at a proper level.
"The Farmers' Union," says Pres
ident Barrett, "issues an invitation
to the entire south to co-operate with
it in saviing to thi? section many
million dollars on the cotton crop
of 1911-12. It is for the merchant,
the business man, the banker, the
-smallest citizen, no less than the
farmer, to .figure the difference be-'
tween eight or nine cent .cotton and
13 or 14 cent cotton. The fight.:we
are going to win is not, alone" in be
halt of the farmer. It Is waged in
the interest of the southern business
world, as a whole. To that degree,
it is not only the duty, but the indi
vidual profit, of every element in the
southern states to join hands with
the Farmers' Union, to the end that
the powerful machinery of this or
ganization may be brought to bear
with complete success upon the pres
"To the farmer, whether or not
a member of the Farmers' Union,
my imperative advice is 'Hold your
cotton!' It is worth infinitely more
the price now quoted. You should
first go to your local nanker, if you
are in debt, and borrow sufficient
money, with cotton as collateral, to
enable you to hold. Your own bank
er knows you best, and it is to his
interest to aid you in Ithe fight.
Should he fail you?and I don't think
he will?you can depend aipon us for
"The Farmers Union does not in
tend that a clique of hear gamblers
or domestic and foreign spinners
shall combine to dictate the price of
our product, or to rob the section of
a tremendous sum of money. It is
for the south we are working. Now
is the time for every southerner to
prove his business insight and is not
the time for hypocritical pretensions.
It Is a cold matter of dollars and
cents. If the farmer suffers, the
business man, every business inter
est suffers along with him.
"It is no longer possible to produce
cotton for eight or nine cents at a
profit. It we return to the old prices
for mules, supplies, farm machinery,
land itself, the proposition would be
feasible Biut as we cannot, the
farmer must insist upon the price of
his product being maintained upon
a level with that of every other prod
"The South ought to be abundant
ly ab'e to finance and hold its own
principal product. The accomplish
ment should be a matter of pride, as
well as common sense. Practical
men realize that the cotton crop of
the opening season will not be near
ly so large as it has been reported.
We, who have investigated, know
that there will be a demand, at a
fair price, for every pound of the
staple produced. The main thing
is for the farmer, large and small,
organized and unorganized, to get
together and resolve that he will
not he cheated out of the result of his
"Every solitary southerner is in
terested in the same result. And to
each one, in whatever calling, I ex
tend invitation to work with us for
his own monetary interest, no less
than that of the farmer. As for the
latter?another season or two of fair
prices mean absolute emancipation
from debt. That thought should be
sufficient to m rve him for the bat
tle?especially when he is assured
assistance in its winning."
"Captain Reuben F. Kolb, Com
missioner of Agriculture of Alabama,
has called a meeting of the. Commis
sioners of Agriculture of the southern
states, and all interested partis,
barring none, to devise means for
maintaining the price of cotton. The
conference will follow the Farmers'
Union convention, to be held at
Shawnee, Okla., September 5th., and
the convention will be liberally, if
not as a body, represented at the
conference. I urge all southerners
who realize the imi>ortance of the
occasion to meet with the Commiss
ioners and with members of the Far
mers' Union in this conference. Let
all come, not to discuss the farmers'
'greatness,' which may be taken for
granted, nor any other subject but
the securing of a proper price for cot
ton. That is a big job for a gather
ing composed of the south's best
brains, and it should not be interfer
ed with by 'hot air' or discussions
admirable in their way but with
out any bearing on the paramount
Prompt action taken by this joint
conference, following the policies out
lined at the Farmers' Union conven
tion, will bring triumph in a cam
paign which no southerner, how
ever humble, can afford in self-in
terest and patriotism, to ignore."
Charles S. Barrett. ?
Friend to Farmers.
The farmers of the South have a
valuable friend in the person of Sen
ator E. D. Smith, and they would do
well to keep him in the United States
Senate. It was generally believed
that the government report which
estimated a cotton yield of over four
teen million bales was erroneous, and
Senator Smith Introduced a resolu
tion calling upon Secretary Wilson to
make another cotton Teport at once.
It is worth much to the cotton grow
ers to have such an able and fearless
champion in Washington as Senator
Columbia Man Captures One of Or
On Thurslay evening, August 31,
Miss "Margaret Hydrick of this City,
was happily married at her home on
Russell Street to Mr Harry Laval, of
Columbia. On account of thQ urgent
qusiness orders of Mr. Laval, the
marriage was earlier than first con
templated. The affair was private,
only the immediate family being
Miss Hydrick is the youngest
daughter of the late Dr. A. S. Hy
drick and one of Orangeburg's most
accomplished and charming young
ladies. Mr. Laval Is a young man of
splendid character and is a success
ful cotton buyer, now representing
E. Bonham & Company. They will
takea short trip after which they
will go ;to Winnsboro, where Mr.
Laval is situated in the cotton busi
ness. Rev. D. D. Dantzler performed
Miss Hydride's many friends in
this city congratulate the fortunate
young groom ,and wish for them
LIST OP LETTERS.
Those Remaining Unclaimed Jn the
Orangeburg Post Office.
The following are the list of letters
remaining unclaimed in tho Orange
burg Post Office for the week ?ndlng
(August 29 1911. Persons calling for
same will please say that they are
"advertised." A. D. Webster, P. M.
P. B. Harbin.
Lavinia Herrington. !
J. E. Hines.
Mrs. Fannie Scott.
Jacob Sumpter. -
B. Weimberly. i
W. G. Wilson.
Salome Wilson. ?
E. L. Wright.
To the Voters of the City of Or
angeburg.?I hereby respectfully an
nounce myself a candidate for the
office of Mayor of the city of Orange
burg at the appreaching municipal
election, and will appreciate the en
dorsement of my candidacy.
Very truly yours,
W. W. Wannamaker.
To tho Voters of the City of Orange
At the earnest solicitation of
many friends I hereby announce my
self a candidate for the office of May
or Orangeburg in the approaching
I realize fully the importance and
j honor of the position I ask at your
I hands, and I believe I oan fill the
office to th-e complete satisfaction of
the entire citizenship, and I respect
fully request your favourable consid
eration of my candidacy.
If you elect me, I shall assume
the' duties and responsibilities of the
office, determined to devote my best
energies to the advancement of our
city. Yours truly,
O. K. Wilson.
i FOR ALDERMAN.
I announce myself a candidate for
Alderman for the City of Orange
burg at the election to be held Sept.
12, 1911, Respectfully,
D. H. Marchant.
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for Alderman for the City of
Orangeburg at the election to be held
September 12, 1911.
LAWRENCE E. RILEY.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for alderman at the ensuing
T. A. FAIREY.
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for alderman in the coming
election. Julian A. Salley.
I hereby announce myself a cand
idate for re-election as Alderman at
the ensuing Municipal election.
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for alderman at the coming
municipal election to be held Sept.
12. WALLACE W. CRUM.
I hereby announce myself a cand
idate for re-election as Alderman,
at the ensuing Municipal election.
R. F. BRYANT.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election as alderman in
the ensuing election. J. X. Weeks.
I announce myself a candidate for
alderman, and will abide by the re
sults of the election. W. G. SMITH.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for alderman at the ap
proaching municipal election.
J. W. JOSEY.
Some Good Advice.
The Little Rock Guide says that
"the negro must continue to treat
the white man with courtsy and po
liteness, as well ac members of his
own race. All v.hite men are not
negro haters. The negro has many
white friends, and if the negro will
treat his white friends right, they
will treat him right." If the sugges
tion above made by the Guide was
carried out lynch law would cease to
be potent in the South.
A Treat For Your City Girls.
A peep into the life of a bewitch
ing girl who lived in the gay, bril
liant eighteenth century will be a
treat for the twentieh century girl.
Molly Elliot Seawell's fascinating
romauco "Francezka." Formerly
published at $1.50; now FIFTY
.CENTS at Sims' Book Store.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
PICKED UP ALL OVER TOWN BY
What Is Happening Here and There.
Local Items of Personal Interest to
20.000 by 1920.
There is talk of holding a meet
ing to discuss city politics.
iMiss Florrie Oliver has returned
from her vacation in North Caroli
Have you done any jart as yet to
make Orangeburg a city of 20,000 by
Judge DeVore of Edgefiield is pre
siding over this session of Court.
There were no cases tnied at Court
yesterday on acount of it being a
Yesterday being Labor Day, a na
tional holiday, the banks and post
offlce were closed.
Miss (Mamie O'Cain has returned
from her trip to New York and oth
er Northern points.
Mr. Archie Schiffley who has been
in the city for two weeks left last
night for St. Matthews.
Miss Rosalie Barton and Miss Lillie
BaTton have returned from New York
and other Northern cities.
It is estimated that the cotton crop
in this county this year will be no
larger than it was last year.
The students of the various col
leges will begin to leave for their
work in about a week or so.
There are four murder cases on
the docket for the present term of
court, which is four too many.
The municipal election is only a
short ways off; and before long the
voter? will decide who's who and
Rev. H. W. Bays, pastor of the
Methodist church returned home last
week and conducted services at his
(Nothing was done by court yester
day, except to. find out what jurors
were present, and which were not.
Court proper opens toduy.
The iMisses Jennie and Fannie Mc
Lauchlin and Miss TiMinghast. who
?have been1 visiting friends in the city
for some time have returned home.
Misses Sonita Brennen and Esther
Sims of Columbia have returned
home after spending some time in
Orangeburg as the guests of Mrs. C.
Mr. J .W. Josey announces himself
a candidate for alderman. He is a
good citizen and would fill the office
to the satisfaction of all should he be
In speaking about the Booster
Tnip the other day, a gentleman who
travels over the county considerable
said that the effect of the booster
trip was excellent.
Two Jewish merchants of this city
were up before the Mayor yesterday
charged with having store open af
ter twelve o'clock Saturday night.
The case was dismissed.
The fall term of the Court of Gen
eral Sessions did not transact any
business yesterday, that being Labor
day, which is a national holiday. It
will convene for business today.
Jerusalem Methodist church will be
dedicated on the third Sunday in
September, the 17th. Rev. Waddy T.
Duncan, the presding elder of the
Sumter district will conduct the ser
There was some little discussion
about holding a meeting Thursday
night, at which the various municipal
candidates would appear, but nothing
definite seems to come out of it.
Much freight came to the city Sat
urday which had come through the
recent storm, and merchandise show
ed the effects of it. Most of the dam
age was done to stuff that could be
injured by water.
Beginning today the Moultrie
I Chapter, D. A. R. will resume their
meetings after a vacation during, the
summer months. This meeting will
be held at the home of Mrs. R. H.
Jennings at five o'clock.
On Friday evening, Sept. S, begin
ning at eight o'clock ice cream and
other refreshments will be sold at
Centre Hill School bouse. The pro
ceeds to go to the Woman's Forei.Mi
Missionary society of Andrew Chapel
church. A irage crowd is desired.
Some time ago officials of the
Southern Road came to Orangebitrg '
and after seing the rushed condi
tion of work at the freight office
promised Agent Cooper that another
man would be sent to help him. He
will be here about the fifteenth.
The second annual College Dance
will he given by Etitaw Chapter D. A.
It. on the fourteenth of September.
This is one of the decided social fea
tures marking the close of (Jie vaca
tion season and the young folks are
beginning to look forward to this
The old jury lists having been de
clared illegal by Judge Prince at the
last t?'rm of court, it became neces
sary to have new ones, from which
all jurors, grand and petit, for tin
present term havo benn drawn, mak
ing the grand jury an entirely new
Judge of Probate A. C. Dibble
stated Saturday morning that during
the month of August a total of 23
marriage licenses had been issued.
This is the second month under the
new law. July carried a total of ltl,
and the total for the two months is
The Woman's Missionary union of
the Lexington Baptist association
met with the Woman's Missionary
society of the Swansea Baptist
church Monday and Tuesda oyf last
week. The convention in spite of
the inclement weather, was mo^t suc
cessful. A number of the churches j
of the association were represented. |
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