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-0OT0O PLANTERS ARE
SIGNING THE PLEDGI
SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETINGS
From the Various Section of the
County Have Come the Most
From many sectioP' of the county
have come th, - encouraging re
ports of the meetings of the cotton
growers held in ti various school
districts on Friday afternoon. The
pledge to reduce the acreage and the
use of fertilizers twerty-five per cent.
as compared with the acreage and
the amount of fertilizers used last
year is being generally signed in
every section of the county. and
every indication points to a reduc
tion this year and at least twenty-five
per cent. both in the acreage and in
the use of fertilizers.
The Various Meetings.
Of twenty white planters in the
Mt. Bethel school district fifteen at
tended the meeting held on Saturday
and every planter present signed the
pwedge, Col. J. C. S. Brown was
chosen president, Dr. W. C. Brown
secretary and treasurer, and Mr. A. J.
(Gibson executive committeeman. A
w ommittee was appointed to make a
.horough canvass of the district.
A report received from Jalapa says
that about twenty-five planters at
-tended the meeting in Jalapa school
district and that every one present
signed the pledge.
- A good meeting was held in the
Garmany school district - and a
thorough canvass is to be made of
Meetings in Lower Part of County.
The Prosperity correspondent of
The Herald and News in this issue
fells of several meetings held in the
losver part of the county. An organi
zation was perfected in the Prosperi
ty district and a canvassing commit
About thirty planters attended the
meeting at Mt. Pilgrim, and they
were enthusiastic for a twenty-five
per cent. reduction, passing resoi
. tions calling upon all those in the
district who 'plant more than ten
acres to the plow to reduce to that
At O'Neall there was an enthusias
.tic meeting and it was decided to
make the reduction asked by the
Southern Cotton Growers associa
Meeting at Chappells.
T.he following report of the meet
ing at .Chappells has ben received:
In response to t'he call of the exe
cutive committee of Newberry coun
ty, the farmers of school district 39
held a- very interesting meeting sat
~Chappells last Friday. I)r. WV. ..
Holloway was elected president. Dr.
0.. Holloway treasurer and Mr.
33.o. B. Scurry secretary. S1 far this
dlistrict has not received any copies
.of .pledges to be signed. although all
cresent agreed to reduce acreage and
.ertilizer for cotton one-fourth, ex
cept those who plant 12 acres or less
to the borse, and :o take one-fourt-h
rent in something else than cotton.
Messrs. B. WV. Watkins. WV. R. Keith,
and Jno. B. Scurry were appointed as
a committee to thoroughly canvass
school district No. 39. and secnre
pledges from those who were not
present, and also to take the names
of those who refuse to sign. The
committee will list the number of
acres planted in 1904. number to be
planted in 1905, and amount of ferti
lizer for bc :corn and cotton. It
was the sentiment of the meeting
that no cotton should be sold at pres
ent prices until absolutely necessary.
Jno. B. Scurry. Sec.
The Movement General.
These are only a few of the meet
ings which were held in every section
of the county, but they give an indica
tion of the general movement which
seems to insure a full reduction of
twenty-five per cent. in this coun
Gentlemen who were in Newberry
yesterday from the various sections
of the county all brought encourag
ing reports from their respective sec
The headquarters of the South Car
olina division of the Southern Cotton
:ssciaio hav been eabhlished in
the fifth story of the skyscraper in
The warehouse committee of the
association will meet in Columbia to
(ay. It is reported in the Columbia
State that "it is probable that a cap
italist who is interested in the move
ment will make a proposition to ad
vance half of the funds for the erec
tion of cotton warehouses provided
the committtee will raise the remain
der. It shows that if the farmers
will stick they will .have the backing.
The warehouses in the city of Colum
bia hold about 15,ooo bales, and are
regarded as very large warehouses.
It is probable that the surplus crop of
South Carolina every year will be
not less than 15o.ooo bales. Thus it
will require ten warehouses t-he size
of those in Columbia to conduct the
Other counties have been urged to
adopt the following mode of proce
dure which originated in Edgefield:
"That it is the sense of the Edgefield
Cotton Growers' association that in
order to insure absolute fairness and
to facilitate and promote the futher
ance of our plans to bring about a
general reduction in the cotton area
this year, we recommend that all
landowners should allow their ten
ants who rent land the option of pay
ing one-fourth of their rental in corn
and fodder and other crops, in lieu of
requiring an all-lint cottorf rental, as
has been the prevailing rule hereto
fore in tihe county."
New Enterprise for Tb!is Section of
State in Successful Operation
A new enterprise for this section of
South Carolina is now in succesful
operation at Whitmire, engaged in
the manufacture of handkerchiefs.
The factory is run by the Whitmire
Manufacturing company, of Newber
ry.county, which has been cvhartered
by :he secretary of state. the capital
stock being $10,ooo. Mr. W. H. Rasor
is president and treasurer. The ma
chinery is run by electricity. . The
business enterprise and ability of
those who are promoting the enter
prise seems to insure success.
BOY LEFT HOME.
Marshall Freeland Caused His Par
ents Much Anxiety-Located
in Augusta' With Aunt.
Marshall Freeland, thie 13-year-old
son of Mr. WV. E. Freeland, of WVest
End, disappeared from his home
there on Saturday and his parents
were in the greatest anxiety until it
was learned t'hat he was with his aunt
in Augusta. It seemis that the young
mar left Newberry after receiving
his wages from the Newberry Cotton
mill on Saturday. The Newber.ry po
liee authorities wvere notified of the
lads disappearance and on Sunday.
ChK"f of Police W. H-. l!arri.- tele
rhl ,ied the police autho:rities in Co
ltmi'ra and in Augusta to keep a look
eut for the missing boy. Mr. Free
land later received a message fr'om
his sister, living in Augusta, that his
son was with her there and Mr. Free
aad left yesterday for Augusta to
bring him back to his home here.
Mr. Schum,pert for Solicitor.
ICol. 0. L. Schumpert will be a can
didate in the approaching primary for
solicitor of the 8th judicial circuit,
composed of the counties of Newber
ry, Laurens, Abbeville, Greenwood
and Saluda. Mr. Schuimpert is the
only candidate announced from New
berry county. The other candidates
in the race are Mr. R. A. Cooper. of
Laurens, and Mr. D. H. Magill. of
Greenwood. It is probable that all
the entries have been made.
Mr. S chumpert is well known
throughout t.he circuit. For eight
years he successfully filled the oftice
of solicitor of the old 7th judicial cir
cuit, at:a ining a wide reputation as a
prosecuting attorney. He is one of
the leading lawyers at the bar of
IShooting on the Streets.
Many small boys and others hav-.
been shooting rifles and guns an the
trets. The police authorities give
Inoti -- that this is in violation of the
Ic.ty ordinance, and that the ordi
PARR SHOALS POWER.
Mr. Horace B. Parker and Oth
Capitalists Took Trip to Site of
Mr. Horace B. Parker, of Bostc
who will finance the development
the great water power at Parr Shoa
on Broad river, near Peak Static
was in Newberry the past sever
days, having stopped here on his
turn to Boston after a trip to the si
of the proposed plant. Mr. Park
was accompanied to Parr Shoals 1
Mr. F. E. Shedd and Mr. A. L. Sco
of the Lockwood-Greene company,
Boston. Messrs. Shpdd and Scott.
will be recalled, were in Newber
several days ago, in company wi
Mr. E. F. Greene, president of t]
While in Newberry Mr. Park
conferred with gentlemen here inte
ested in the development of the poi
er. He seemed well pleased with h
trip to Parr Shoals. Mr. Parker
mained in Newberry until yesterda3
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
There were no master's sales ye
The first Saturday in Mar
brought a large crowd to the ci
from every part of the county.
Dr. D. L. Boozer, who has been
Co!mbia for the past several month
is in Newberry again for the practi
of his profession of denistry.
The collection of all licenses
:nain'ng unpaid is being pushed, at
all those who have not mad- payrel
are notified by the city authoriti,
that they must do so at once.
The case of Milledge Green, char
ed with attempting to break into tl
residence of Mr. J. H. M. Kinar
wqs transferred by city au'horities
th. circuit court.
Mr. J. D. Quattlebaum, of the fir
of Quattlebaum & Langforc, at Pro
perity. is in the west buying mule
He wilt'return to Prosperity on We,
nesday, March 8, with a car load
L:1- mules, which will imn-. -diatelyi
placed on the market.
The Luther League will meet
the Lutheran Church of the Redeer
er on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. A
address will be delivered by Mr. Jn
Security Loan and'Investment Cc
A commission was issued by ti
secretary of state during the past se
eral days to the Security Loan ar
Investment company, o.f Newberr
The capital of the company is plac<
at $5o,ooo. The corporators are J
N. McCaughrin, Jesse Y. McFall at
James B. Hunter. Books of subscrij
tion to the capital stock will be ope>
ed at the office of Messrs. Hur
Hunt & Hunter this miorning at:
o'clock, the shares being of the p.
value of $xoo each. The meeting f<
the purpose of organizing the cor
pany, electing directors, etc., will 1
held at the office of Messrs. Hur
Hunt & Hunter on Wednesday eve1
ing, March 8. at 8 o'clock. The con
pany, it is stated, proposes to le'r
money, buy and sell real estate. et
Its promoters are young men of bus
ness entesprise and ability.
Card From Mr. F. H. Dominick.
To My Friends and Fellow Cit
ens of Newberry County: I ha'
had many and flattering calls upc
me to make the race for solicitor
ur new judicial circuit, which ele
tion, as you knpw, takes place on ti
21st inst. Ig,Iave given the matt<
serious thoughit, as I always do ma
ers of this mo.nent, but I must d.
ine to make the race for solicitt
or several reasons. This new circu
s composed of five counties, all con
aratively new territory to me, sai
y own county, *and the time
herefore too short in which to mali
uch a canvass as would be satisfa<
ory to myself and justice to myse
d friends. Beside, my friend an
ellow-member of the Newberry ba
ol. 0. L. Schumpert, who has her<
ofore canvassed the territory inclu<
d in our new circuit, has entered th
race, and I hope and bespeak for hit
the same support and confidence th;
y friends have so kindly tendere
e in tahe event of my candidacyi
Very respectfully yours,
Fred H. Dominick.
er ASSESSMENTS FIXED
MEETING OF COUNTY EXECU
of Arrangements Made for Approaching
Is, Primaries in This County
n, For Solicitor.
At the meeting of the county dem
te )cratic executive committee, held in
er the court house yesterday morning at
y ii o'clock, arrangements were made
tt, for holding the primaries in this coun
of ty for solicitor of the new 8th judicial
it circuit and the assessments of candi
'y dates were fixed at $5.00 each.
th The dates of the campaign meetings
ie in the circuit were fixed by t'he state
democratic executive committee, at
er its meeting in Columbia some time
r- ago, as follows:
V_ Saluda, March ii.
Newberry, March 13.
Laurens. March 15.
Abbeville, March 17.
Greenwood, March 18.
The first primary was ordered by
the state committee to be held on
s- March 21 and the second primary, if ]
a second primary be necessary, on
:h April 4. The general election takes
ty place on April i1.
The meeting of the county execu
in tive committee yesterday was called
s, to order by County Chairman S. S. ]
On motion of Mr. C. L. Blease, the ]
chairman and secretary were in
d structed to arrange the court house t
for two campaign meetings to be held
on March 13,'one in the morning for
the city and county and one at night
for the Newberry and Mollohon
d, The question of assessments of can
didates was then taken up and dis
cussed at some length. The secretary
and treasurer, Mr. B. B. Leitzsey, s
stated that there was about $20 in the
s- treasury at present, It was urged I
that there would probably be some
necessary expenses and that there
ought to be some assessment. On
motion of Mr. C. L. Blease. the as- <
sessments of caniidates were fixed
in at $:.oo each.
- Mr. Blease moved that wherever a
n the managers were put to necessary
0. expense that they rendei itemized '
bills to be passed upon by the com
mittee at its next meeting.
On motion of Mr. Blease the man
ie agers who served for thefirstprimary
last summer were requested to act as
Ld managers of election in both ap
Sproacti'mg primaries for solicitor, the
~d -members of the exucutive committee
s. being instructed to make changes in
td the managers for their respecitve pre-I
Scincts wherever changes are neces
tThe committee adjourned to meet
on Thursday. March 23, at 11 a. m.
tManagers of Election.
rFollo wing are the managers of
election for the variouts precincts
e throughout the county. the names of
tthose who served for the first pri
mary last summer being given where
no names have been handed to the
d secretary by t-he members of the exe
c. cutive committee:
i- Township No. 1.
Old Men's-W. T. Gilliard, WV. H.
Harris, Thos F. Tarrant.
Young Men's-S. N. Noland, D. F. I
SPifer. A. J. S. Langford. c
e Carolina-Jno. A. Summer. W. A. 1
McFall, B. T. Paysinger.
F actory-P. F. Baxter. J. A. Senn, c
-F. H. Campsen.
eMollohon Mill-J. H. Crisp, W. 0. 2
r Wilson, T. D. Crews. c
t- Helena-C. J. Zobel, Burr F. Gog- I
.gans, Spearman Chalmers.
>r Hartford-Leroy Summer, Dan
it Nobles. John Stoudemayer.
Johnstone Academy-J. Cal. Neel,
e T. J. McCullough, WV. E. Wallace.
s Township No. 2.
:e Garmany-T. Ben. Leitzsey, H. C.
:Wilson. Jno. S. Ruff.
tf Mt. Bethel-A. J. Gibson, W. H. I
d Wendt. J. C. S. Brown.
r. Mulberry-J. D. Nance. J. A.
-SeaseC, Johin P. Wicker.
.. Township No. 3.
e Mt. Pleasant-C, L. Leitzsey, J. H. I
n Smith. Stout Henderson.
Lt Maybingt'on-B. H. Maybin, T. A.
d Hawkins. J. A. Thomas. Jr.
n Township No. 4.
Whitmire-John P. Fant. WV. H.
Raysor, A. 3. Holt.
TLong Lane-Robert Abrams. A. C.
;ligh, T. E. Chandler.
Township No. 5
Jalapa-S. M. Duncan, Cl
.latthews, Mike Mayer.
Conservative-W. H. Eddy,
)obbins. T. H. Chalmers.
Kinards-J. A. Dominick. A
ohnson. Eugene Hill.
Township No. 6.
I. Wallace, Jr.. J. R. McKittrick.
Old Men's-J. Will Wilson, R. M.
dartin, Clyde Senn.
Y6ung Men's-Velch Longshore,
Zobert Hendrix. Torn Grizzard.
Township No. 7.
Saluda-J. S. Werts, J. L. Fellers.
Chappells-W. L. Andrews, J. B.
;curry, J. T. Kelly.
Vaughnville-H. V1. Boozer, C. A.
3rooks. J. W. Matthews.
Township No. 8.
Utopia-Alonzo Thrailkill, J. Mark
ichols, G. T. Blair.
Dead Fall-Henry 0. Long, Joe
lewine. Homer Stephens.
East Riverside-David Paysinger,
Villie Schumpert, Walter L. Buz
Township No. 9.
Prosperity-A. A. Bedenbaugh,
ohn B. Fellers, J. C. Schumpert.
St. Lukes-J. M. Hawkins, N. A.
;ichols, Ira Gibson.
Saluda- ' E. Dominick, J. E.
donts, E. T. Mayer.
O'Neall-Jno. H. Garrett. Willie
-I. Long, Jno. C. Turner.
Swilton-C. B. Eargle, H. L.
Cempson, Jacob W. Long.
Liberty-J. T. Hunter, G. F. Hun
er, G. E. Hawkins.
Monticello-G. H. Counts, W. W.
heal, P. B. Warner.
Little Mountain-J. N. Feagle, A.
Wheeler, J. K. Derrick.
Township No. zo.
Union-D. W. Buzhardt, N. C.
doore, J. D. Quattlebaum.
Jolly Street-J. Herbert Livinig
ton, H. E. Werts, M. L. Kinard.
St. Pauls-Thomas Epting, J. B.
3edenbaugh. J. J. Kibler.
Central-P. 0. W. Setzler, B. S.
Vicker, WN. E. Koon.
Colony-Jeff Wicker, Walter Dav
nport. L. M. Fellers.
Township No. ii.
Zion-H. M. Folk, John W. Kin
rd, F. A. Graham.
St. Philips-G. Luke Sease, M. L.
Vicker, Perry Halfacre.
Walton-Bowman Graham, Rob
rt Crooks, Bachmnan Suber.
Pomaria-H. F. Counts, G. B.
ull, J. G. Long.
Death of Jacob B. Fellers.
Mr. Jacob B. Fellers died at his
Lme in the St. Lukes section of this
ounty on Saturday morning, in the
th year of his age. The remains
were interred in St. Lukes burying
:round on Sunday, the funeral ser
ices beind conducted by the Rev.
)r. A. J. Bowers, of Newberry. Mr.
Mlers is survived by a wife and .
ree chldrenl. 'ne of whom is Mrs.
L. . Fogle.
.r. Fellers was a prominent plan- .
erof the c 'unty and a man of busi
ess energy and ability. He has many
riends throughout the county who
ere deeply pained by his deatah.
Death of Mrs. W. P. Leaphart.
Mrs. Willie P. Leaphart died at her
ome in the St. Lukes section of the
ounty on Saturday night and was
uried at Zion church on Sunday af
'noon, the funeral services being
onducted by Rev. Mr. McCain, of
'rosperity. Mrs. Leaphart was about
years of age. She was a daughter
f Mr. Drayton S. Conwell. She
aves a husband and two children.
EED POTATOES-Now is the
time to plant. Best Selection. For
sale by Win. Johnson.
'OR SALE-Fine Milch Cow. Jer
sev Holstein. T. E. Hentz, Po
maria, S. C..
[ONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
loans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thouisand dollars, and
eight per cent. interest on amounts
less than $i,o00. Long tine and
ey payments. Waut, Hunt &