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THE COTTON CROP.
Conditions This Year As Compare<
To Previsious Years.
The cotton buyers and weigher:
of the county are busy and the nev
cotton is beginning to pour in irr,r
all sections. Cotton matured a L.
tle earlier last year than it has doni
this season for the reason that i
was much dryer at this time last year
The new cotton bought up to thi
time in the town of Newberry, how
ever, amounts to about four hundre<
-bales, and the wagons are coming ii
faster and faster.
It is estimated that the crop ii
the county this year will be betweei
five and seven per cent better thai
last year's yield. The cotton in th<
sandy land has been injured in man]
instances by rust but the farmers sa]
that most of the rusted cotton ha
fully matured, so the loss from tha
cause will not be heavy. There ha
also teen some deterioration in th
The total number of bales bough
in Newberry county, Whitmire ex
cepted, for the year ending Septem
ber ist, 1904, is 32,008. For th<
year ending September 1903, th<
number was 33,070.
The figures given below will shov
the exact number bought at the dif
ferent towns in the county, respect
Totals For 1903.
Newberry . . . . . . . . . . . 19,02(
Prosperity.. .------.. 6,70<
Pomaria . . . . . . . . . . 3,914
*Chappells.....------... .. 2JO
Little Mountain . . . . . . I31
Total ..'..- ----33,07(
Totals For i9o4.
Prosperity 6,oi... - .. 6
Pomaria. . . . . . . . . . . . 2,6
Chappells . . . . . . . . . . 1,871
Litt Mountain . . . . . . . 1,50(
Total .-.. ----.-..--32,008
The following report by secretari
'Hester gives a complete annual state
-ent of crop conditions throughou
New Orleans, September 6.-Sec
retary Hester's annual report was is
sued in full today. He puts the cot
ton crop of 1903-04 at 10,011,374 bales
a decrease of 716,185 under that 0
1902-03. He says that compared witi
!kst year, in round figures, Texas, in
-cluding Indian Territory, has in.
'creased 45,0oo bales. The groul
cnown as other Gulf states, consist.
ng of Louisianna, Arkansas, Missis
sippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Utal
and Kansas, has lost 430,000 and th<
group of Atlantic states, Alabama
Georgia, Florida, North Carolina
South Carolina, Kentucky and Vir
ginia, has fallen off 332,000.
Mr. Hester's report on the cottor
crop of the different states i't givei
Alabama i,ooo,ooo against 1,o5,ot
Arkansas 705,000 against I .000,O00
Florida 5,ooo against 55,o00
Georgia I1,325,00o against I,470,O00
Louisiana 824,ooo against 824,0o0.
Mississippi 1,387,ooo against 1,404,
North Carolina 563.00 against 575,
South Carolina 825,000 against 950,
Tennessee; etc-, 451;ooo against 509,
Texas and Indian Territory 2,876,
ooo against 2,831.0oo
Total crop 10,011,374 against 10,
He makes the actual production o
Tndian Territory 266.555 bales agains
.369,251 last year, of Oklahoma '77,
'057 against 186,ooo last year and o
Missouri 34,367 against 35,906 las
year, tike two last being included un
der the head of Tennessee, etc.
He put the average commercia
value of the crop at $61.38 agains
~$44-52 last year and the total valui
of the crop at $6:7.5o1,548 agaia~s
$80,770,282 last year.
Death of Miss Schumpert.
Miss Texana J. Schumpert, of thi:
couenty, died suddenly on Friday last
of heart trouble. She was a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schum
pu, and was fifty-five years of age
Se died at the home of Mr. T. S
Blair, in the Deadfall section, whos<
family she was visiting. The funera
was helsl on Saturday, at Cross Road:
The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Miss Nellie Coats is visiting friends
at Cross Hill.
Mrs. Katie Coates went to Cross
t Mr. J. P. Wilson spent Sunday in
Benson. N. C.
Mrs. Daniel Holland, of Edgefield,
is in the city.
Mrs. John A. Eddy is visiting
friends in Columbia.
I Mr. Forrest Goggans is spending
i a few days in Anderson.
Miss Lucile Lever, of Columbia, is
visiting friends in Newberry.
Miss Grace Clarke is visiting
friends in Spartanbug.
Miss Fannie Leavell is visiting
friends in Greenwood.
Miss Dora Williams, of Enoree, is
visiting Miss Sara Spearman.
Miss Ola Barron, of Rock Hill, is
visiting Miss Nina Carlisle.
Misses Eva and Eula Teagu. have
joined their family in Columbia.
Miss Dorothy Huiet left yesterday
for Columbia. to enter the Ursurline
Miss Annie Bynum has gone to
Florence to take charge of her school
at that place.
Mrs. T. E. Broadus has returned
from an extended visit among rela
tives in Trenton.
- Rev. J. D. Huggins, who has been
in Newberry for some time, went to
Columbia on Saturday. -
) Mrs. Ed. Jenkins has returned from
Orangeburg where she has been
spending some time among friends
Miss Ethel Paysinger has return
ed from an extended visit among
friends in Greenville.
Miss Blanche Davidson has gone
to St. Matthews where she will take
charge of the graded school.
Mrs. Alice Robertson, of Hous
ton, Texas, is spending some time
with the family of Mr. S. B. Jones.
.Miss Annie Laurie Tarrant has re
turned from an extended visit among
friends in North Carolina.
Miss Dorothy Huiet left yesterday
morning for Columbia where she will
Miss Carrie Pool went to Hollins
Institute, Va., yesterday, to don
Long were married on Sunday, at
M'r., Malcolm Hunter has accepted
a position as clerk with the W. G.
Mayes Drug company.
1Miss Fannie Nicholson, who has
been visiting Miss Bessie Coppock,
has returned to Edgefield.
Mrs. W. E. Pelham has returned
from a ,visit to Laurens and Green
Miss Mary Law McClintock, who
who has been spending a short time
with her father, Dr. E. P. McClin
tock, returned to Columbia today.
Mrs. Weeks, and daughter, Miss
Gordan Weeks, have returned from
a visit of several weeks in Virginia.
-Misses Leila and Katie Dickert
have returned to Union after spend
-ing some time with the family of
Col. D. A. Dickert, in this city.
Mrs. T. J. Bolton returned to her
home at Greenwood last week, af
ter a pleasant visit with the family
of Rev. N. N. Burton.
fMrs. WV. B. Werts. and little son,
returned last Friday from an extend
-ed visit to Greenville. and wvestern
Miss Genevieve Evans left last week
tfor Belmont college, in Nashville,
Tenn., where she will take a special
Mr. E. B. Hallman has gone to
Kingstree and is acting in the capaci
ty of principal of the graded schools
Miss Oehliese Williamson and Mr.
-James Williamson, have returned
-from an extended visit among friends
in North Carolina.
Miss Mary E. Kernan, who has
been nursing the little daughter of
!IMr. H. H. Franklin, has gone to Go
J ubi tenn chil eng much better.
Mr. Julius Epting and Miss Sally
Long were married on yesterday, at
Prosperity, Rev. J. A. Sligh officiat
Mr. Herman Wright has returned
from the maneouvres at Manassas,
were he was rated as sergeant major
in the 2nd South Carolina regiment.
Mr. M. M. Long has gbne to
Greenville, where he will attend the
next session of the circuit court in
the capacity as stenographer.
Prof. 0. B. Cannon has returned
from the University of Chicago
where he took a special course in
mathematics. He will' teach that
branch this session in Newberry col
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Mr. C. L. Leitzsey has purchased a
new ginning outfit, and is ginning
cotton at Mr. J. D. Smith's old
Wagons are coming in from the
different parts of the county, loaded
with new cotton, more and more fre
Mrs. Alice Robertson delighted the
congregation at the Lutheran church,
on Sunday night, with a beautifully
rendered vocal solo.
The whist club was delightfully en
tertained last week by Mrs. A. T.
Brown. Refreshments were served
and the occasion was most enjoyable.
The docket at the mayor's court
has been very light for several days.
Very few cases have come up, and
most of them were only for minor
An effort is being made to collect
the street duty which has not been
already paid up, and Policeman S. G.
Carter has been detailed for the ar
The new college building is to be
entirely lighted by electricity, and
the auditorium is to contain new in
door arc lights instead of the ordi
The euchre club was pleasantly en
tertained by Miss Thyra Schumpert,
at the home of her parents, on Thurs
day afternoon. A dainty salad
course was served.
It was reported on the streets last
week, that Mr. Landrum Walker, a
Mollohon mill operative, was held up
near the C., N. & L. tank, and robbed
of watch, money, and other valuables.
A team of mules belonging to Mr.
V. C. Wilson, in this county, ran
away on Friday, and painfully bruised
and injured Mr. J. WV. Wilson, who
was in the wagon at the time of the
An interesting letter comes from
Mr. Jos. A. Derrick, who has recent
ly moved to Abbeville, to work in
the mills there. He says that many
Newberrians are in the mills and that
all are prospering and doing well.
Geo. Johnstone Retained.
At the court at Conway this week
Col. George Johnstone has been em
ployed to assist in the defense of S.
F. Bourne. The case has excited
a good deal of comment. Bourne
was town marshal and shot and kill
ed Walter E. Porter, a liveryman. He
will claim that he was acting under
the discharge of his duty as an offi
cer when he killed Porter.
With the September number the
Woman's Home Companion begin
an unusually interesting year. In a
timely interview, Mrs. Uchida, wife
of our Japanese consul-general, talks
about Japanese people and Japanese
customs. "A Visit to the Home of
Ex-President Cleveland" is a chatty
article on that famous statesman, ii
Istrated with exclusive pictures.
Other features are "The 'Wonders of
Magazine-Making." "Making Per
fumes in Sunny Fr.ance," an illustra
ted interview with Mrs. Margaret E.
Sangster. who has joined the editorial
staff of the Woman's Home Compan
ion, and "September Days in Old New
England." There are short stories
by Katharine H. Brown, Louis Jos
eph Vance, Kathryn Jarboe and Grace
S. Richmond. Mr. X. and Sam Loyd
have the most remarkable puzzle page
that appears in any magazine. The
home departments are packed with
fresh and helpful advice about garden
ing, cooking, sewing, etc. Published
by The Crowell Publishing company.
Springfield, Ohio; one dollar a year:
HELENA TICKET OFFICE.
Notice That It Will Be Abolished
The following notice was served
last week on Mr. B. E. Julien, the
ticket agent for the Southern rail
road. at Helena:
"This it to notify the public that
application has been made to the
chairman of the ra.ilroad commission
of the state of Scuth Carolina to
close the commissioned ticket office
at Helena, in the state of South Caro
lina, within ten days from the date
of this notice, making the close take
effect on September 15, 1904.
"Helena, South Carolina, will con
tinue to be a flag stop as to the pas
senger trains for the present and un
til a change of schedule when such
trains shall be flagged there as the
management may deem expedient."
(Signed) H. A. Williams, Supt.
A petition for the continuance of,
the said office was immediately cir
culated in Helena and signed by a
large number of persons. Ths peti
tion was sent to Railroad Commis
sioner Garris and elicited a reply to
the effect that the Southern had no
power to diseontinie said office with
out first appearing before the rail
road commission for a hearing at
which both sides should be represent
ed. This hearing will take place in
the -near future. The citizens are
hopeful that the -fiket ofiice will be
continued, and are confident that
even if the the ticket office is taken
away the town will have to remain
a regular ar.d unqualified flag station.
The artic!e below, relative, is cop
ied from the Charleston News and
"The railroad comnisSion has re
ceived notice from the Southern that
on account of .the lack of sales-the
tick.t oiice at Iele.na, in -Newberry
county. would be closed in thirty
days. A protest has been received
frorn the residents of that place, and
a hearing will be held zs soon as a
date con be fixed"
It's easy finding reasons why
other people should be patient.
For Sale:-One Fay-Sholes type
wrter. For further information
apply at the Southern Bell Tele-.
jhone Co. R S. Spearmnan,
If you are feeding more horses than
you want, take one or mor down to
Quattlebaum & Schumpert, and trade
it for a Buggy or a Wagon. See their
ad. elsewhere in these columns.
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
loans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars, and eight
per cent. interest on amounts less
than $r,ooo. Long time and easy
payments. Hunt, Hunt & Hunter.
If you need a Buggy or Wagon,
see Quattlebaum & Schumpert, they
will make the price and terms to suit
you. They have just gotten in a full
line for their fall trade, and can please
When you want the best Buggy on
earth for the least money, you should
insist on having the "Gem." Sold
only by Quattlebaumn & Schumpert.
The undersigned, partners under
firm name of Sligh arid Dunlap, in
order to dissolve said partnership,
will on 24th day of September, 1904,
at 11 o'clock in the morning,
at R. G. Williams' place, near Old
Town, sell the following described
One 18-horse Tozier engine, one
saw mill and fixtures, two log carts,
one yoke of oxen?
tI Io-23-f. Sligh & Dunlap.
A meeting of the citizens of New
berry is hereby called in the
Opera House at Newberry on
Thursday, September 29th, 1904,
at io a. in.. to hear the eport
of the Trustees of the Newberry
Alan Johstone. Chairman.
F. N Martin.
Thomas Brown, A Notorious Colored
Man Now in Jail.
Thomas Brown, colored. alias Tobe
Brown. a character long familiar in
police circles, is in the Newberry jail
to answer the serious charge of high
It is alleged that on the night be
fore the primary election this negro
halted, knocked down, beat, and rob
bed a travelling salesman, who has
requested his name to be withheld,
who was walking to the Mollohon
mill. It is stated that he was accost
ed by Brown at the intersection of
the Mollohon mill road with the
Prosperity road. The negro asked
for a dime, and when the unfortunate
man placed his hand in his pocket
for the requested small change he
was jumped upon knocked to the
ground, and robbed of all his personal
possessions, including a watch, mon
ey, scarf pin, and other valuables.
Peculiar circumstances prevented the
facts from becoming'known at once,
but it is now understood that the case
against the negro is clear. It will
in all probability be brought up at
the next term of the circuit court.
Under the ruling of the Democratic
Executive committee that all pres-.
idential electors who hold the offic.e
of director of a national bank or
even notary public should resign
these positions or should get off the
ticket, Geo. Johnstone an elector at
large, and B. W. Crouch, an elector
from the fourth district, have resign
ed, they both being directors in a
Runaway accidents have been fre
quent for the past week. The most
serious one reported is that in which
Mr. E. Lee Hayes sustained a frac
ture of the'collar bone, and other
painful, but not dangerous injuries.
He had driven to town, from his
home about four miles from the cor
porate limits, with a pair of fine
mules, and on the return journey the
animals became unmanageable and
ran away. Mr. Hayes was thrown
out and injured in the manner stated
A gentleman of the county lost an
overcbat somewhere in Newberry on
the night of the primary election.
The garment was in good condition,
having bnly -been worn on.. winter.
It was dark brown and there was a
small hole in one side. Finder will
please leave same at Herald & News
The Department Store.
Great changes have taken place in
the Mimnaugh establishment this fall.
Mr. J. A. Mimnaugh has just return
ed from a personal visit to the great
northern markets where he selected a
tremendous lot of new goods for the
fall trade in Newberry, and the store
has been put in readiness to receive
this great quantity of merchandise.
The upstairs apartments have been
ceiled and other improvements have
been made. A large stock is now dis
played on the upper as well as on the
ground floor. In fact the establish
ment is a regular city department
Farmers' Oil Mill.
The Farmers' Oil mill was opened
on Saturday. Some cotton was ginned
and the work of setting things to
rights was completed. The work
began in earnest yesterday.
A curious phenomenon has been no
ticedi in the tropics that can never be
seen at higher latitudes. A mining
shat at Somberete, Mex.. is almost
exactly on the tropic of Cancer, and
at noon on June 21 the sun shines to
the bottom, lighting up the well for
a vertical dept of 11o feet or more.
Tact is acting as if you meant it
all the time when you find out you
have unconsciously said something
complimentary about someone you
are talking to.
La Montt-Yes, we all know that
Sampson could upset a house, but
what was his regular occupation?
L.a Moyne-I don't know; probably
a plumber or paperhanger, though.