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The Greatest of the World's Battles.
With respect to numbers engaged,
as well as the duration of the strug
gle, the battle before Liao Yang ex
ceeds all previous records. The bat
tle in.-effect has been in progress since
August 25. when the Japanese began
their threedav assault on the Russian
positions in the neighborhood of An
ping., forcing their enemies' left ba:k
to the Taitse river. On August 27
the strongly fortified town of Anshan
shan was abandoned by the Russian
right in consequence of a Japanese
ianking movement and the piercing
of the Russian center. There was
nghting all day long on the extreme
Russian left on August 29, and at
dawn on August 30 the tremendous
struggle, which is-still on, was open
ed all along the line. Most of the
great and decisive battles of the world
have been one-day affpirs. Jena,
Austerlitz, Borodino and Waterloo
were fought in one day; the battles
about Metz in the Franco-German
war and at Gettysburg raged three
days; the battle of Liao Yang has
continued eight days and is still in
Estimates of the number of men
engaged vary. Acording to a Jap
anese report. General Kuropatkin has
13 divisions under his command. A
Russian division, on the war footing,
contains approximately 20,000 men.
The military critic of the Berlin
Kreutz Zietung figures out the nomi
nal strength of the Russian army in
Manchuria to be 205,ooo men. The
Japanese armies are certainly equal
to the Russians in point of numbers
and probably exceed the latter in
the ratio of three to two. Making
all deductions for wounded, sick and
other ineffectives, the forces in line
of battle at Liao Yang are greater
than any that heretofore met on a
field of blood. The largest number
engaged in any battle of the Napol
eonic wars was at Leipzig on the Te
treat from Moscow, where the allies
were in command of 0oo,ooo and the
French had less than 8o.ooo. The
combatants at Borodino numbered
28o,ooo; at Waterloo, igo,ooo; at
Fredericksburg, Va., igoooo: at
Gettysburg, about 15o,ooo; at Grave
lotte, 320,000, and at Sedan, 334,000.
Music For Healing Wounds.
Music is in the silly season credit
ed 'with many wonderful attributes.
Last week I spoke of a theory. grave
ly put forward by a lady lecturer, that
Wagnerian and certain other music
made the hair grow. Now we have
an extraordinary story about music
stopping the flow of blood from a
wound, it is declared bv "an army
doctor"(not, I hope. a British army
doctor) that when a wounded soldier
was brought within easy heari ng of
music hemorrhage was greatly re
duced or ceased. Fortunately for us.
though perhaps unluckily for the
credit of the army doctor, this is an
exuerimuent within the reach o ~
people. Next time a man accident
ally cuts his finger let him set -the
youing lady of the house vigorously
to pound on the piano. If that does
not stop the hemorrhage he had bet
ter revert to court-plaster, and ask.
the young lady to pound the piano
all the more. while he expresses his
opinion of the army doctor's theory.
"Colonel" and Nanseam.
A camp of Confederate veterans at
New Orleans protested against the
use of ihilitary titles not won in ac
tual service. A very good proposi
-tion, but hof( is it going to be accom
plished? The habit of dignifying
men as generals and colonels who
~'never saw a squadron in the field,"
is common and pernicious, and fre
quently the men to whom the titles
are applied are unwilling victims.
When the world reaches a* state of
profound peace, and there is general
disarmament, it will be patent that all
military titles are bogus and the un
earned dignities may be cancelled.
This is one of the many situations,
though, that has to wait foi- the long
Took Him Up.
Detroit Free Press.
Tramp-Madam, I'm sadly in need
.Madam-I should say you were.
There's a creek just below the grove.
HeTre's soap andl towel.
Statement to The Public.
At a meeting of the board of di- I
rectors of the Farmers' Oil Mill, held <
September 3rd., the undersigned as <
chairman, was directed to make the
following statement to the stock
holders and general public.
The Farmers' Oil Mill was not built
to break down existing industries of
I;ke kind. It was built to protect the1
cotton growers and the consuwrs
of cotton seed products against cer
taMIn abuses and wrongs with which
the public is familiar. Had it not
been for these abuses the mill v:ould
never have been thought of. It was
built by home people to protect home
people. It was built almost entirely
by cotton growers. No stockholder
has more than $500 in stock but there
are many hundreds of smaller share
holders. This was not accidental but
the result of a well defined purpose.
It was felt that every producer and
consumer should have a share in cor
recting the evil from which all were
The mill is nearing completion, but I
before a wheel has turned the trust t
has reduced the price of ginning here r
33 and one third per cent. This means r
one or two things, either the price
was too high heretofore or else it is
sought to break down our mill. If
the price was too high, w%y did not
the trust reduce it when it had things
its own way. Can it be that the far
mers are asked to sacrifice $40000 '
worth of property for the sake of 25
cents per bale of cotton ginned here?
At the rate of 3000 bales a year it
would take 53 years to repay the $40,
ooo to say nothing of the interest.
And what guarantee have the farmers
that this price for ginning will last
for 53 years? Is the trust willing to
give bond to keep down the price?
And wh,-t about hulls and meal?
What guarantee have the consumers
that the trust is now able to keep the
hulls from getting into the meal?
It will be remembered that the trust
has had great difficulty in this mat
ter. Will the trust now give bond
along with the 25 cents a bale?
Let no one be deceived-the triist
'h,- ol reduced the price for g-ning,
neither will it make pure metal, be
cause of any love it may have for the
farmer or consumer. It has shown
what kind of love it had in the
past. Let all realize that
whatever sop it may throw% I
to the farmer, or to the coatwner, or
to' the ;.in ownedr, it is thron' .1i"
try;inZ t - -:t rid of con'.:r-,
\\'haeui:,( nto is gou-' we wi
i .e the- amIre old condit' r, . Thi.
method of breaking down competition
samte old trick that has been play~ed
mi my a t.me. At one timr: e.- d
v.--H r. the people took t-- b-a
h'et P.it toco old now. M' sor'
Ipeonple see it they knowv it. The 1'ute
tr-ust tried it once and where is the
ine rut now. It robbed the farm
ers to the full limit until the farmers
fuda sub)stitute for jute. then
tihe trust threw out its little bait. r
d"cing the price of jute below the cost
of the cotton substitute. But the
'reat majority of the farmers refused
:n bite: they simply stood pat, paid
a little more for the cotton wrapping
and the trust in due time "busted."
Now the farmer makes from 400 to
goo per cent, on the bagging he uses.
In the present fight let it not be said
that a single farmer, consumer or gin
ner. for the sake of a few cents
thrown to him by the trusts, failed to
stand to his fellows.
The Farmers' Oil Mill has an up
to-date plant. and will be run by ex
perienced men. The expense of
management s less than any mill of
similiar size of which we have any
knowledge. It is our purpose to run
this mill in the interest of the pro
ducer and consumer. All that is left
after taking off running expenses and
a reasonable profit will be figured in
to the prices which we shall make to
the producers from time to time.
Watch our exchange prices, they will
prove of great interest to any one
who uses meal and hulls.
Bring us your seed, we will take
care of them and take care of you.
We had thought that there was
room enough in Newberry for two
mills, the trust does not seem to think
so: therefore, let it be remembered
that we began no fight, but now since
the fight is on, we do not shrink from
it and we have no fear of the result.
It is gratifying to know that it is
[he trust is owned by men away from
iere, men who have no interest in
>ur people except what they can get
)ut of them.
Remember our mill has been the'
:ause of saving the farmers at least
;i,ooo on ginning alone this season.
Chat is not a bad start. When seed
tre put up higher than they are worth
o grind we will tell you so. and ask
. to sell t, the trust and thus take
,our profts at once.
We will start six seventy-saw gins
[hursda.-. September 8th, and we now
nake this standing announcement:
We will gin as low as th- lowest.
>ut no lower.
H. H. Folk,
Ch. Board of Directors.
Extra Term of Court.
Pursuant to an order of the Hon.
C. J. Pope. Chief Justice of the Su
>reme Court of South Carolina, an
xtra term of the Court of Common
Pleas for Newberry County, S. C.,
vill begin on the 3rd day of October,
904. and continue for two weeks
hereafter. All persons having busi
iess with said Court will please take
Jno. C. Goggans.
C. C. C. P.
Sept. 5th, 1904.
The undersigned, partners under
irm name of Sligh and Dunlap, in
)rder to dissolve said partnership,
vill on 24th day of September, 1904,
Lt II o'clock in the morning,
Lt R. G. Williams' place, near Old
Cown, sell the following described
One 18-horse Tozier engine, one
aw mill and fixtures, two log carts,
me yoke of oxen.
Sligh and Dunlap.
UiTTIE IcIVER LEAYELL.
B. I. WomCl's M m l Ihmol, Va.
IrD* of TI V 1 Schll of No%
r[, N. Y.)
IMower Co's Store.
September 1st, 1904.
8FEiA ATBN 'lN TO BEINBER.
1I ls- $3.00 Imr E1tt 1888s1:3.
Choice of Routes,
Through Pullman Sleepers,
Stop-overs allowed at Western
North Carolina Summer Re-1
sorts and other points.
Low Excursion Tickets.
ohr full information or World's
Fair literature apply to any
agent Southern Railway, or
R. W. HUNT,
Div. Pass. Agent
Charleston, S, C..
will begin its next session
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
at 9 A. M. with greatly
enlarged faciltiies, includ
ing commodious lecture
halls, steam heat, sanitary
plumbing, shower baths,
and reclassified library..
TUITION - $40
For full informration ad
AM ES A. B, SC~HERER. Pres!
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
Do not place your
order for these ma
chines untill you gel
our PRICES, we have
the BEST MADE.
11whrff Baaru hlply.,
F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Sec'y and Treas.
All sizes from
Best Leather an
All sizes froi
Large Line of Stea
We are prepared to se
the above at low
4' This Powder bears our
4*quality to be as good as the
4'When you want the highi
cines at the lowest prices c
4'We prepare prescription:
4'we are licensed pharmac
* Bring your prescriptions
blank and we will please y
4' New ber
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near G., N. & L. Depot.
Shingles! Shingles! Shingles!
200,000 Shingles just
received, FOR SALE
CHEAP, also Lumber
and Laths, Rough or
Houses Built on short
notice. SHOP WORK
such as Mantles, Doors
and Window Frar'nes
a specialty. Repairing
of all kinds.
Shop in front of jail.
Newberry, S. C.
FIRIE Courseft.! -,
Board at Cost. Write Quicc
GEORSIAABAMA BUSINESSCOLL E,Macon.G&
four inches up.
d Rubber Belting
n one inch up.
m and Pipe Fitting.
rve you in anything in
est possible prices.
name, and we guarantee*
tt sold usually for 25c. can.
ast quality drugs and medi
:all on us.
in a first class manner;
ists of liberal experience.*
to us, no matter on whose
armacists, . 4