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COTTON CROP OF 1903.
Government Report Explains the
Rise In Price-Comparative
Th. Ilial report 4f the government
census bureau on cotton ginned,
showin, the total production for
Number o c:nnrcial bales. in
eluding linters. 1.300.558. against 11.
275.105 for 1902.
The f-l1wing table distributez the
crop. excliusive of liuters. in the Uni
ted Sta:e : 10.208.073 commercial
bale-. t.350.472 sq,are bales. 770.208
roud le-: 75.303 -ea island bales.
The total crop reduced to a com
on ba.i, as t s:ze of bales is an
equivalent 01 o.85 i.2S ;oo-pound
bale,. a again t 10.(30.943 00-P und
bale in 1902. Tie number of bales.
conuting round a half bales. includ
mn- nter, was 10.0r4454. against 10.
784.473. the equivalent bales of a ;oo
pound standard. including linl
ters. were io.045.0. aga;nst 10.
287,108 in !902. The square bales. up
land crop, reported from ginneries.
which aggregated 9.35.72. shows a
decrease of 633.193 irom 1902: the:
round bales. upland crop. reported!
from ginneries were 770.208. a de
crease of 211.056; the bales of sea
island catton reported from ginneries
were 75.393. a decrease of 29.56o, aand
the baies of linters reported from cot
ton seed oil mils were 194.485. a de
arease of 1.738. These statistics were
,ollected through a canvass *of the
individual ginneries of the cotton
states ,by 631 special agents. who
found that 30.218 ginneries had been
operated for the crop of 1903. con,
pared with 30.948 for '02. In the final
canvas for this crop where ginners had
not nnished ginning. they were re
quested to prepare careful estimates
.of the quantity of cotton which re
mained to be ginned at their estab
lishmen:: these estimates amount
ing to 75.401 commercial bales. have
been included in the totals of the
The distribution of the crop, ex
clusive of liners. by States and Ter
ritorie. giving the t,ta; commercial
bales. -i w :
Alahama i.023.03'. Arkansas 741J
236, Florida 8 Georgia 1.329.278
Ind1an Territory 312.700. Kansas
75, Keentucky (-44. Louisana 8;8.;68.
i 1.43._-94. '\lissouri 39.283.!
North Carolina 655.330. Oklahoma
204.957. South Carolina 814.351. Ten
nessee 250.437. Texas 2.562.632. Vir
The complete annual report on cot
ton ginning will be published about
May i. -
MAKE STATE RICHER.
The Expenditures By South Carolina
Legislatures Are Now Com
A few (lays ago The State suggest
ed to its Newberry contemporaries
who have been dlisculssing the feasi
bility of reducing expenses of the
state government. that as those ex
penses certainly will not be reduced
the better plan would be for us to
strive to make the state richer. The
Spartanburg Herald quotes The State.
but dissents as follows: "If the ex
penditures go to what they do -under
the protests of the party of economy.
what would they reach if the econo
mizers gave up their present position
and joined t'he party who lets the tide
rise as it may and simply tries to raise
the dyke high enough to contain it?"
Now, as a matter of fact. the expenl
diture,- by South Carolina legislatures
are comparatively small. True, this
is not a rich State but we are by 1no
mnean,~ the poorest p)eople in the un
ion. and two corporate intereste-rail
roads and cotton mills--pay one
ibusIth thle burden of state taxation.
I't may be granted for tihe sake of ar
~umlem; that too much is paid for
peu'-nait and that the appropriations
for state institultionis of higher learn
mng are too large. btut then the com1
mon schools and the public highwvays
a:re improper:y maintained and pub
iic oficials inadequately paid. There
may be inequalities but the aggregate
:s by no means extravagant and,
mo(re.aver, it is certaml to mlcrease as
the growth of the State demands
\\l do not advocate "letting the
tide r ec as it may,"~ as Thge Ilerald
imit:ate5, but propose that the state
of So-ith Carolina do business on
the same basis as a business cor
poration-as, for instance, The
Herald or The State company. With
. growing concern, expenses are con
Santly ncreasig which sometimes ap
!-ear,- Zliether unwarranted by the
er..ier 'f return. but stagnation and
:nIiC:eCV are, certaln if reduc0tion
.>rthe rake <reduction is made.
Te Ierald i prtobably aware that
the ineination of the tide of expense
ri!e and if The Herald does not
traie thed vk- --f income it is dis
playin.g eery po.b btsitiess sagacity.
The state of S,-uth Carolina should
tilize all ;vai*l)le a-sets. Every
piece of prperty shoiuld be made to
hear interest-it sb-hoild all be taxed.
ien. instead f repining and cm
plaining abont the cost of the com
ni-iwealth's doing business it would
be better to encourage the develop
Mient and creation of propert\ -. that
the government's assets will be great
er. Grunmblers and complainers are
the poorest developers.
FIFTEEN NEGROES KILLED.
A Number of Clases Between The
Whites and Blacks In -Ar
l.ittle Rock. Ark., March 27.-A
special to The Gazette from DeWitt
says: Two more negroes have been
killed in the clash between whites
and blacks at St.: Charles, 15 miles
from here in Arkansas county.
We are selling agents
Press, which has prov<
on the market at the
can be seen at Mr. G.
We now employ one of
South, and are prepared tc
cations to any who contem
Full line of Castings
The mail puts you ne
To remind our friends that wt
Figs. Dates. Grated I
P.m ii 0.
W anted purchaers at our store foi
date furniture and house fui
city. Room suits; Beds, Dressers.
ware, Crockery, Glassware, Lamp
inches. Don't fail to see our stoc:
eather pillows. We will sell you
Newberry Hardware C<
Building Material of a
Whiskey _ - _Morphine -_
Habit, i abit.
Cured_by Keeley Institi
13po Lady St. (or P. 0. Box 75,) Columbia. :
L ime, - Cem(
Terra Cotta Pipe, Ro<
Car olina Portland Cement
Tlhis brings the total of (lead ne
gries up t 13. all of them being kill
ed within the last week.
Tle lat- t%w negroe; killed were
the Griffin brothers. Henry and Walk
er. who were the cause of the trouble.
The negroes were reported to have
escaped but it ii known that they are
(lead and it is believed that they were
Owing to the remoteness of St.1
Charles and to the fact that news or
the resuh of the riot is not given out
freely. it is difficult to obtain details.
but there is no doubt of the authen
ticity of the death of the GrIffins.
In the St. Charles neighborhood
the negroes largely outnumber the
whites and trouble has been brewing
for a long time and it is said the ne
grOes for the last two years have been
Yetting insolent and belligerent. It is
noW believed that the leaders of th-e
unrulv element have been killed and
that further trouble will be averted.
Yesterday was election day and
usually on such a dey St. Charles is
crowded with negroes, but during the
entire day only two negroes were
seen in the town, and these two ap
peared in the morning and stayed in
the village but a short time. Near
St. Charles the negroes are quiet and
are attending strictl yto their work.
LAURENS, S. C.
no Shops and
for the Rapid Fill Hay
in to be the best press
price. These Presses
M. B. Epting's cotton
Lhe best Architects in the
furnish Plans and Specifi
and supplies kept in
xt door to us.
.LAURENS, S. C.
carry the very best flour t can
D R EAD.
tbe cheapest line of new and up-i.o
nishing goods ever opened in this
stoves, pipe and all kinds of stove
, Window glass from 8xro to 36
of wall paper, feather beds and
hese goods cheaper than any one
iN & SUMMER
's. Old Stand, Main St.
nie & Cemnent Co.
TON, S. C.
l kinds. High Grade
cigarette |Alt r rugarcd Tobacco
Habit, ~ ~ Habit s
te of South Carolina
C. Confidential corres.pondende sclicited.
mnt, .- Plaster,
Smnai Lots. Write,
o.. .. .. Chnreston. S.C.
Now for that I
Come where yol
You will find any
stylish in Shapec
Braids,etc. Cut pr
to wear Hats this 1
buy them from 491
We have a new lo
Hat-Pins, Shirt W
Collars and CollE
at the right price.
Hair & I
Our Aini ai
We want your Collars,
nything else that needs
kow how to do them as
ause we have made a si
nd we have all of the I
re used in the most t
rial bundle will convinc4
e use only the best m
ethods in washing the
Call and see the way yi
This is a poor picture
It is intended to repre
sent an American woman
wearing an "Elite" Petti
coat. Both are positively
"Top Notches." Neither
can be excelled.
We've used particular
care in buying Petticoats,
and all we ask is that you
See our 98c. window
display. Skirts in stock
from 98c. to $4.00.
Ties Strts Fit Any Siz Lady.
Our Spring Goods con
tinue to come, and we are
in position to do a lively
Yours to please,
So Jn WOOTEANI
WALL PAPEER KEPT IN STOCK.
i get it PRICED RIGHTs
thing new and
week. You can
. to $2.75 each.
t of novelties in
aist Sets, Belts,
ei| Dane is
Cuffs and Shirts, and.
to be cleansed. We
they should be, be
:udy of the business.
atest appliances that
ip-to-date plants. A
the most critical that
terials and sanitary
>ur clothes are han