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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C.. as second class matter.
FRIDAY, MAY 26. 1904.
The Cotton Acreage.
Latham. Alexander & Co.. of New
York, have just issued a statement,
which they say. in their opinion. "is
as approximately correct an estimate
of the cotton acreage as could be se
,cured by direct communication with
parties competent to judge residing
in the southern states." The acreage
for 1904 is placed at 31.248.530 as
against 28,907.000 for 1903. an increase
in the United States for i9o4 of seven
and one half per cent.. or 2.341,530
acres more than 'ast year The total
acreage given for South Carolina for
1904 iS 2.361.ooo as against 2.526.270
last year. an increase of seven per
This increase in acreage is no doubt
largely due to the good price of cot
ton received for the last crop. Many
of the same conditions prevailing
last year wil operate to keep the
price up this year. and yet the price
of cotton is very much like politics
in its uncertainty. We are glad to
note that the farmers of Newberry
county are not depending entirely
on their cotton *crop this year, al
though their crops are nott yet as di
tersified as we would Ike to see them.
What the south needs. and it has
been its greatest need for the past
number of years. is to raise- its own
supplies and then to use cotton as a
money crop. Our farmers have re
cently been- coming to a realization
of this need and the south has been
prospering accordingly. Why should
we buy western corn when we can
raise it cheaper and of better quality
for our needs right here at home?
We want to see our people live at
home and be independent. and- when
pople are independent they are happy.
The world must have cotton and it
must look to the soutith for it. The
south could fil the price if it would
fnd it is suicidal not to do so.
So far as we have been able to
see, we do not believe the cotton
acreage in this community has been
very materially increased this year.
- though there may be some increase.
President Roosevelt went from
Washington to Grolton. Mass., this
week to attend the commencement
exercises of a school attended by
Theottore, jr.. and Kermit. While
' the president made an address to
th,e boys he regarded the vii as
-stricl ly a- personal and private mat
ter, and no report was made of his
remarks. The ~strenuous president
is getting very modest very sudden
-R. H-. Plant. the president of the
- a national bank at Macon Ga.. which
failed recently, committed suicide in
order that his creditors might gel
the benefit of a million dollars of in
surance which he held on his life.
The motive lent a certain dignity tc
the act, but it was cowardly never
theless. as suicide always is under an~
The Atlanta Constitution says that
"the reported purchase by western
capitalists of several hundred thous
and acres of land will probably serve
the double purpose of dispelling
some popular misconceptions con
cerning the character of the land in
the southern states and of arousing
southern farmers to a realization of
their opportunities for making cattle
raising a remunerative business.
Cattle raising has been remunerative
in the sotuh wherever it has been at
temlptedl properly and the south has
All that is need is for her to take
hold of them.
The Herald and News has several
times recently called attention to a
rule in this office not to pulblish com
iunications unless the name of the
aithor wa.. attached. The writer's
name will bot be published in con
nection with the article if it is de
sired that it shall not be. but we de
sire to know in this office the name
,f the writer.
COST OF ST. LOUIS FAIR.
More Than One Hundred Million
Doflars is the Price Alone of
Insuring the Exbibt.
\\illiai Fiewellyn Saunders. in the
American Review of Reviews.
This wonderfil exhibition at St.
l.ouis of what the world is and does
in the beginning of the twentieth
century was planned. at first. as a
mich iore modest thing. It arose
through a suggestion made to the
people of St. Louis in 1898 by the
Missouri Historical society for some
fitting cedlebration of the centennial
of the sale. on April 30. 1803. by Na
poleon Bonaparte to Thomas Jeffer
son, of the country west of the Mis
sissippi river, and the land known in
history as the Louisiana Purchase.
and now divided into fourteen states
and territories-Arkansas, Colorado,
Wy-oming. South Dakota and North
Dakota. Iowa. Indian Territory,
linnesota. Kansas. ouisiana, Nebras
ka. Nlontana. lissouri and Oklaho
The idea took deep root. The Bus
Iness Meis league. with its far-reach
ing commercial influence. assumed re
1ponsibility for the movement. The
eiihusiasm of the states and terri
torie, in the purchase was aroused.
nlational encouragement was got. It
was decided that the purchase shoula
he commemorated by a world's fair.
The people of St. Louis gave S5.ooo.
ooo in personal subscriptions; the
city voted a gift of $5.ooo.ooo mor.
and half of the beautiful Forest Park
as a site: congress gave outright $5.
ooo.ooo and lent to the fair S4.600.
ooo more. All of this $io.6oo.ooo has
been spent in making the grounds.
building the exhibit palaces. inducing
the co-operation of foreign govern
nents and our own states, and in ad
vertising the fair.
The. United States has. moreovei,
spent Si.65o.ooo on its own exhibit,
and the Philippine Islands exhibit
represents $1.00o0o. Fifty-one
tates and territories will be repre
sented by comprehensive exhibits.
and forty-three of them will
have buildings on the grounds. The
appropriations and subscriptions ox
these states to the purposes of the
fair; .varying from Missouri's $r,oo0,
ooo, to Maine's $40,ooo, amount to
S744a.ooo. Missouri spends- $x.ooo.
Most of the foreign government.,
have large and valuable exhibits, and
Iall the great ones, except Russia.
have buildings, the .appropriations ot
the foreign participants having been
a few thousand more than seven mil
lion dollars. Germany and France
have spent more money than any or
he other governments-something
more .than one million dollars each.
England. China and Japan have
spent half a million dollars each, and
Mexico nearly as much. The show
'laces on the Pike are as extravaganL.
apparently, in their cost' as in their
architecture. Some of them, particu
uarly the "Tyrolean Alps" and "Cre
ation," have cost three-quarters of
a million dollars each, which is also
the cost of building "Jerusalem."
Without counting the -six or seven
million dollars which these conces
sionaries have spent to construct and
equip their places; the cities, states
and foreign governments are paying
for their participation in this fair
about thirty-five million dollars,
more than twice the S15,ooo,ooo
which Jefferson paid for the whole
Louisiana Territory. The computa
tir.of course. (does not consider the
great cost that will fall upon private
exhibitors. It is estimated that the
insurance on exhibits is more than
cne hundred million dollars.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
W\hy do'esn't the commiander at
P ort Arthu:r t. llow '2t the Kuro
,-tkiu ,)ai1 ,m anmaign and open
up the harbor to the Japs just to i
"lure them in."
But She Left Him The Money.
Mr. A was a millionaire. He was
fiftv. lie met liss B. Miss B wa: a
milliner. She was twe-nty.
Mr. A fell in love with '\iss B.
He asked her to marry him. They
In ten years "Mr. A wa; sixty. Mrs.
\ was then thirty. M\r. A was stili
in love with his wife. But he hac
iIn(ud lut that she was not in love
with him. and that she had never been
in love with him and that she never
would be in bive with him. le brood
ed over this. :\nd ie (lied from a
broken heart. But lie left her all
'Mrs. :\. wa; a millioniariess. She
was fortv. She met -\r. C. Mr. C.
was a musician. le wa thirty-tive.
M\rs. :\. fell in love with Mr. C. He
asked her to marry him. They were
In ten years Irs. C. was fifty. Mr.
C. was then thirty-five. Mrs. C. was
still in love with her husband. But
she had found out that he was not
in love with her. that he never had
been in love with her, and that he.
never would be in love with her. She:
died from a broken heart. But she i
left him all her money.
Bartes-1 take it that M\iss Bud-i
worth is a very attractive young wo
Howes-Why should you come to
Barnes-I heard Shredd's wife the
other evening say she never saw such
a woman in all her born days.
To the people of Newberry county:
If vot want a County RegistrationI
Certificate you must appear before
the board of Supervisors of Registra
tion in person. Don't send your
name by any one else. It will not be
13v order of Board'of Supervisors
Thos. J. Wilson.
G. S. Noland.
L. L. Dominick.
"The Best In Town."
This is the opinion of well-posted
buyers about our stock and our
store. We hear it on every side
and we appreciate it because it is
our highest aim to win the confi
dence of the people of this city :md
countv. and have t e zeet that
when they have a dollar to spend,
they can "get the best in the town"
at our place. We have every ad
vantage in buying goods and noth
ing is tro good for our trade. No
uch line of Men's Furnishing
Goods, Shoes, Hats and Pants has
been kept here before. and we in
tend to make improvements every
month. Things you will need this
Mens flue Shirts Cohort d and
White Soft Bosoms and stiff
Bosoms 50 cents to $I-50, Men's .
Work Shirts, 25 cents to 5o cents.
Babriggan underwear at 25 cents,
40 cents, 50 cents, 75 cents andI
$.0o each, excellent values; Earl
& Wilson Collars and Cuffs 25 cents;
Cluett Peabody & Co., Collars at
o andx5cents; Guyoh, (the Gen
uine) Suspenders at 5o cents: the I
largest line of Suspenders 1o, 15
and 25 cents in the town and the
real value; Good Umbrellas at 75 1
cents. $r.oo. $i 50, $2.00 and
$250; Neckwear in style, strictly
up to-date, 25 and 50 cents.
SHOES & HATS
Watch these departments, ndne
better anywhere. "The American
Gentleman's Shoe" mode by The~
Hamilton Brown Shoe Co. and
Banister's fine shoes, have no sn
periors at $3 So and $5-oo, usually
sold at $4q oo and $6.00.
Stetson fine Hats in soft and stiff
at $3:50 up to $5.oo. Rummells
soft Hats at Sr.oo and $1-5o and
Brigham, Hopkins & Co., Straw
Hats for men and boys are the
choice of all the lines at the p-ice.
Come and see us otten and let us
help you save money, and then, -
while you are buying, you had just
as well have the best in style and
AC. JONEN S, rD1tP
W. F. EWART Ennn8na
The Order Of 1
We have our stor
* merchandise pric
* priced trash that i:
but good desirabi
* goods priced low.
+ One of our speciv
you pretty Voile,
+ Batiste and many c
, Our line of Cok
* worthy of your att,
$ Colored Silk, all kir
3 WHITE GOODE
in fine shape, evpr3
* white can be foun
* your advantage. \
attention to our spi
+ goods this season
than ever before, n
+ sheer and attracti
i and so cheap too
partment is up to
* New Oxfords, T
Men's Shoes, Nev
+ Girls' Shoes. We
* polite attention, go<
* money's worth at
We have a well s,
+ Balls, Mitts, Glove
Our prices are ri,
us before you buy.
By putting the cents in th
:ustomer is the one who conti>
ident of getting a dollars' we
ought goods, lower prices,
0 cents kind at 15 cents.
12 1-2 cents kind at 10 cents.
S1-3 cents kind at 6 1-2 cents.
BLACK GOODS! CCOMPLJ
Tussah Silks. Voiles, Crash
Vhite Goods, Swisses. Gin:
'Cost Sale" competitors Can'1
on every pair of shoes
The biggest and best line;s
il not allow us to quote pric<
uit or extra pants for less
ave in stock and not what we
Agent for But
'he Day With Us :
e filled with splendid *
ed low. Not low .
3 high at any price,
e new and stylish +
tities. We can show +
Etamine, Crepe de
ther Stylish Fabrics.
red Dress Goods is
Bntion. Black Silks, +
ids priced low.
r thing you need in
d here at prices to +
Ve want to call your 9
endid Colored Cotton
t. The cotton dress *
are more beautiful g
iany of them are as
ie as the finest silk .
Our Millinery de
its usual high stan- +
dew Sandals, New g
i Boys' Shoes, New g
keep good shoes at .
Honorable methods, *
)d merchandise, your .
2lected line of Base *
s, Bats, Masks.
,ht, Come in and see +
IOlK STORE. ~
e right place. The well pleased
ues to come where he feels con
>rth for one hundred cents. .Well
od' honest dealing has kept us to
15 cents kind at 12 1-2 cents
10 cents kind at 8 1-2 cents.
5 1-4 cents kind at 5 cents.
TE LINE JUST ARRIVED.
s, Lawns, Nainsooks, Linens,
~hams, etc., at prices that our
and Oxfords in the house.
re have ever shown. Ouu space
s, but we will sell you the same
noney We advertise what we
have "Just Sold Out" of.
d see us,