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E. H. AULL, F-DITOR~.
LET US HAVE THEIR SIDE.
Secretary of State Jesse T. Gantt1
and Former Attorney General G.
Duncan Bellinger have publicly
stated that they and the other mem
bers of the commission for the com
pletion of the State House have
been done an injustice in the report
of the legislative committee, in that
they were not even given a hearing
by the committee before the report
was made. Mr. Frank P. 'Milburn.
the architect who drew the plans
and specifications, asks that judg
ment be suspended until he is
It is but fair that judgment in
the matter be suspeqded until both
sides have been hearid. The gentle
mn who composed the commission
are well known by the people of
South Carolina and all of them
have served their State well in the
Let us hear both sides in this as
well as in all other matters.
A GOOD DOCrRINE.
In a communication published in
the News and Courier of recent
date Col. Alfred Aldrich, of Barn
well, sounds a timely note of warn
ing to the farmers of South Caro
lina. "Let me warn farmers," he
says, "that even should cotton sell
next winter at figures hoped for
now, and should they make as fine
a cotton crop as they anticipate, yet
there will be no profit coming to
them from the crop if they must
buy corn to run their farms next
year." Col. Aldrich calls atten
tion to the further fact that if any
surplus corn is made by the farmers
- of South Carolina they certainly
ought to be able to sell it for a
profit here when their rivals in the
West produce and ship it by rail a
thousand miles, passing through
several hands, at a profit, selling it
As to the fitness of this section
for the raising of corn, attention is
called to a prize offered in 1896 by
the American Agriculturist for the
greatest yield of corn, with method
of fertilizing and cost of production,
open to the whole country. -
"For this prize there were many
competitors from all sections of this
great country, and the crops cf the
forty-five leading farmers are of
-record, being seventeen from the
Northern States and fourteen each
from West and South. And the
average of the Northern States is
84 bushels per acre, of the average
value of $64 for feeding.
"Of the Western States the yield
was an average of 87 bushels of the
feeding value of $64
"Of the cotton producing States
the average yield was 95 bushels of
the feeding value of $72.
"And of these fourteen cotton
planters four are South Carolina
and Georgia men, the four 1'ghest;
and three of the highest four are
South Carolina men.
"Hence the South Carolina farmer
who buys corn from a Western
grower is paying for an article in
dispensable in his business a higher
price to another farmer one thou
sand miles distant than he can pro
duce ,that article himself. Worse
than that, he- is buying from the
Western farmer, with freight and
commission charges added, what it
costs the Westerner more to pro
duce on his farm than it would cost
the Carolina farmer to make on his
'"Honestly, is there not "more
hope of a fool'' than of such a
"The brilliant orator and states
man, James 0. Blaine, said: "Corn
will yet be the spinal column of the
nation's agriculture." If that be
true, and I think it is, the South
can never fill the prominent part in
the nation's material prosperity and
grandeur Nhich she is entitled to
claim until she makes corn along
with cotton, a staple and stable
crop. Then it will be seen that
sometimes paying a handsome profit
and at other times not fetching the.
cost of production. corn will always
ay a spendid dividend. paying
best at those times when cotton is
worth least. Corn is tha safest and
surest crop that in this region of
summer heat and droughts a farmer
"The drought that cut-; the corn
crop short always injures the cotton
crop more; that is to say, when
justice has been shown the corn in
preparation and cultivation of the
This is truth forcibly stated. and
the Jarmers of South Carolina
would do well to heed this timely
The trouble with the South for
more than a quarter of a century
has been that her people have not
been making their own supplies.
There has been too much planting
of cotton at low prices and buying
of corn and flour and meat at prices
almost double the cost of raising
these same articles at home. The
farmers have gradually been learn
ing the lesson which was gained
from hard experience, and as a re
sult the South has prospered for the
past few years.
There is a possibility, however,
that with the present high price ot
cotton our people may forget the
experience of the past. It is a dan
ger which they ought to see and
can very easily avoid.
The prosperity of South Carolina
and.of the South demands that her
raise their own supplies. It is the
old doctrine ot "five at home,"
and it is as good now as it was
when cotton was bringing four
cents per pound.
Whatever the course of our gov
ernment in the matter may be. the
sympathy of the pe4ple of the Unit
ed States is with . Japan in her
struggle with Russia. There is not
a single benefit, as we see it, which
can accrue to civilization or to
Christianity from Russian victory.
In addition to this Japan is fight
ing for her existence and her de
feat means that thei highest civiliza
tion yet attained by the people of
the East be wiped but.
The two nations have a!readv
met on the sea and Japan has made
a few successful and telling strokes.
Rusia as vet has not had time to
amass her great forces, but the two
nations are almost equally matched
in their navies and the indications
seem to point to the succes of the
navies of Japan.
To attempt to predict the out
comne in a contest of this kind is im
p)osible. Taken all in all. Russia,
of course, is the much stronger na
tion. Her civilization, however, is
inferior and the little nation may
yet win the victory.
After the weather of the past few
days we won't discount the ground
hog any more.
The Russo-Japanese conflict
seems to have overshadowed presi
dential possibilities for a fewv days.
They will be heard from again
Baltimore will ask no outside aid
except the presence of Federal
troops to guard the treasure buried
in the ruins.
The substantial progress of one
of the South's chiefest marts of
trade durng the past decade will
not count for naught in this hour
A writer in the New York Trib
une, in the interest of pure English
protests against the use of the word
"loan" as a verb in a bill proposed
in the Ne York assembly-. It
makes very- little difference to those
ous who want loans whether
somebo,dv loans them to us or lends
them to us. so we go 'em..\otf
[a5 d't caire ro much whe~ither a
man i -a "loaner or a "lkn.lr" nm
must have a sufficient supply of
in order to develop into a crop.
No amount of Phosphoric
Acid or Nitrogen can compen
sate for a lack of potash in
grain and z.
We shall b: ;!:ii
Iv sc!.d- I fre to an-.
about soil cu;ture.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
Ncw Yor--93. Namou Street. er
wav. because it is what we want to
call other people rather than our
selves. The discussion is altogeth
er useless. Let the English suffer
and give us the man to whom we
may apply the right word, whatever
it may be.
Senator Hanna's condition re
mains practically unchanged. No
complications have vet developed.
The physicians fear that if compli
cations should develop the illness
might have a fatal termination.
FOR TOWN OFFICERS.
The, Approaching Primary Has Set Citi
zens of Prosperity -o Talking
$5,000 School Building.
Prosperity, February i i.-A citi
zens' meeting was called for last
iuesday night to hear the report of
the committee on regulations for
the approaching primary. The
weather was very unfavorable, and
but few besides the committee at
tended. As the primary approaches,
our people are beginning to talk'
about our next officers. especially
our next mayor, as it is generally
understood that Dr. Hunter will
not stand for re-election. He has
served three consecutive years and
many improvements attest his ac
tivity and public spirit. So our peo
ple are talking about our next
mayor. A mayor is wanted, they
say, who breathes in sympathy with
the general progressiveness all
around. Some half dozen or more
names have already been mention
ed-Dr. C. T. Wyche, Mr. A. H.
Hawkins, Mr. R. C. Counts, Capt.
Jno. B. Fellers, and others.
The citizens' meeting on Friday
night of last week called to hear
additional report of the committee
f twelve adopted the recommenda
ion of the committee that the maxi
um bond issue be $5,000, coupled
sith the condition that the school
evy be not increased for the dis
trict during the life of the bonds.
lessrs. J. M. Wheeler, J. P. Bow
rs and J. H. Hunter will be named
n the bill as an advisory board to
act with the school trustees to ex
end the money in the event of the
onds being voted.
Mr. Geo. Dominick, of the St.
.ukes community, died Wednesday
orning after a six weeks illness.
-e was buried in the Prosperity
Mr. L. S. Bowers made a busi
ness trip to Columbia this week.
Solicitor T. S. Sease was a visi
tor to our city the latter end of last
SIrs. WV. A. Moseley and Mrs. F.
E. 'chumpert are off to our capital
city for a stay of some length.
Miss Marie Lathan, of Little
ountain, and Misses Lucille Wise
and Jessie Caughman, of Saluda
ounty, visitd our town recently.
Teddy and the Coon.
Lake City Florida Index.
Of all the Presidents we've had,
He's the first to have the gall
ro ask the kinky-headed race
Inside that sacred hall.
But then, you see, he saw a chance
To hit the South a welt,
And all the colored gals went in
To dine with Rooseveit.
Fhis promienadiug with the coons
Will some day have an end.
His epitaph will be in full,
Each word correctly spelt:
'Here lies two hearts that beat as one-'
A coon and Roosevelt."
Our stores are full of new spring
goods. The kinds that are needed
early. The Cotton Fabrics that
can be bought now, at remarka
bly low figure, we have them all.
We have the prices right and the
qualities are right too. If you buy
inferior goods of merchandise at
low prices you gain nothing, but
when you bdy the good qualities
that we sell, then you are the
We will sell you this week 36
inch Bleached Homespun soft fin
ish at 6 3-4 cents.
Lot good Gingham dress styles
at 5 3-4 cents. .
Big lot Bleach Sheets per pair
Big lot Bleach Sheets per pair
Visit us this week and ask for
what you want. We will supply
your wants reasonably.
C. & .G. S.
For a Free Subscription to the Leading
MagaZine of Fashions and
For the purchase of merchan
lise to the amount of $10.00 from
February 1st to March 1st for cash,
omes to your Post Offce FREE OF CHARGE
ach month for twelve months.
If you know the Delineator you are supposed
o have it already; if you don't, it is to your
nterest to get acquainted with it. The cost for
his introduction is ours.
Full stock of Patterns on hand.
Yours to please,
Newberry, S. C.
P. S.-The right line of right priced Spring