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We Urged Farmers to "Stand Pat"
A:nd Hold Cotton-Southern
Man for President.
Famer United States Senator Jno.
1. McLaurin delivered an address to
the farmers of Sumter on Monday, in
-which he urged them to "stand pat,"
holding their cotton for -better prices,
and caring for K in warehouses, until
,they. are prepared to sell. Referring
'to the wonderful development of the
south Mr. McLaurin said that the
nime had come for the people of this
section to nominate and elect a presi
-4ent of the United States. a man who
would not be hampered by standing
on a."tinkered platform."
Speaking of the holding question
Mr. McLaurin said:
It i-s a pleasure to me to address
..-a strictly non political body of my
1i is a good thing for a man or
people to look the truth squarely in
ne face, see things as they are, not
as pictured by vanity, ambition or a
When Jesus Christ came on thi:
,earth, he did not come with a mes
sage to any particular race or r:lig
ions cr.eed, but proclaiming the truth
-to Jew and Gentile. You cannot get
.-at a truth from a partisan standpoint;
-truth is strictly non partisan; it is the
property of no one pvlitica party or
_relgious creed, it is there for them
We live in a d-y of combination
- and organization. Everv business in
-the United States is organized, ex
,cept Lhe cotton planter, and now in
--sdi-defense, we are being forced to
;-act i. concert.
:Hete Mr. McLaurin went over the
:grouUd. coyered in-his speech in New
-Orleans, and drew an analogy be
tween wheat and cotton.
I d not believe there is any over
pro4uction, if, there . were proper
:meti.ds of distribution. The balance
;of the world is a consumer of our raw
cotton and is therefore combined to
.get our product as cheap as possible.
You can only meet organization with
organization. All other industries
through combination fix the price of
their products. This coat that I have
-on lay on the shelf of some mer
-chant's store until I paid his price for
-it, he fixed the price without consult
-jng me. The beef trust fixed the
--price of :ny meat, the coal trust of
-sy fuel, the flour trust of my bread,
-the coffee trust of my coffee, and so
-on 'ci -everything that I use. I may
--starve, T may freeze or go naked, but
3J pay their price or go without. When
!J bring my product cotton into town
it. sell, I do not tell the buyer what
31 will take as all these other indus
ttries -do me. I humbly ask "what will
you--give me for my cotton?"
The buyer says "wait until Liver
-pedIl conmes in," then he says I will
ge 'you -six cents or whatever some
man in 'Liverpool says is the price.
iGentlemen, do what all the others
&a;-put your cotton in a wvarehouse;
don't ask anybody what they will
gi-ge,'but tell the world what you will
.take. ift is in your own hands. All
gaat have to do is to "stand pat."
iF~Iow citizens, let us "stand pat"
-widi the action of the New Orleans
zenvwentioni. "Stand pat."
Let it be understood that from now
.benceforth and forever we, t'he pro
.4.doers of -the material th:-t clothes
16 world, intend to have a voice in
iixing the price of the products of our
Speaking,. of- the 'south's political
destiny, Mi. McLaurin said:
I have little faitha in any political
party; my- faith lies in the manhood,,
the exceptional manhood, of this re
-pdMic, which has always risen to
every cemergency. A political party,
~ spenids thaid the tirnie building a plat
Lierm to get in on, and t'hen after it is
in spenids the other half dodging is
-srwes trying to stay in.
lit the great industrial war divid
ing each year more sharply the mass
es and the classes in the north and
west, the south alone remains intact,
serene and confident. I ~have some
tiases thought that in the wisdom of
God, like Israel of old, the south has
ben held in political and industrial
b.ndage, to educate and prepare her
ior the great work of saving the re
-nublic of Washington and of Jeffer
I admire the people of other sec
iOns, but I never go among them,
without instinctively feeling that
-4h-e is a cetain finenes of fiber, an
the State. F
exalted love of country, a reverence
for religion and the sancity of home,
that is peculiar to the men and wo
men of the south.
The solid south with one-third of
the electoral vote is without influence
and power in projecting national poli
cies, but I think I can see the time
coming when she will hold the bal
ance of power, and 'become the rally
ing point for the conservative and
preservative forces in this nation.
Before slavery cast its dark shad
ows over our land, the south gave the
nation its presidents and shaped its
policies. Washington gave it free
dom, Jefferson gave it tie policy of
expansion, Monroe, the "Monroe
doctrine," the very foundation of its
foreign policy, Madison was introduc
ing a tariff bill in the house at the
very hour when the senate was count
ing the votes which made George
Washington its first president.
The first tariff bill for protection to
home industries was introduced by
Lowndes, of South Carolina, in 1816
and advocted by Calhoun, Cheves and
Clay, Daniel Webster and other New
England senators opposing it.
Expansion, protectian and the early
policies of this government were the
products of southern genius and
s:atesmanship. God speed the day
when a non-sectional patriotism will
give our country a broad non-parti
san statesmanship, which will again
make the south the potent factor in
guiding and shaping the destines of
Southern Man for President.
It is time for the peop,1e to make
a platform; the politicians have writ
ten them long enough. Make one in
accord wi:h the commercial spirit of
the age, that will appeal to every pa
triotic American citizen, north, south,
east and west, who doesn't want a
plutocracy on one side or a socialism
on .the other, put a southern man on
it, not because he is a southern man,
but because he is a big broad
American, call it democracy or what
you please, and I tell you that you
can elect him, where you will fail
with a western socialist, or an eas
tern monopolist, on a platform tink
ered and doctored up, wvith a view,
solely to catching votes.
Asking for Theatre Trickets.
WVill Cosby, the assistant treasurer
and boxoffice man at Weber Music
Hall, is a student of character, says
the New York Sun. Many strange
things transpire at the ticket office of
a Broadway theatre, and Mr. Cosby
has an infinite fund of s:ories, all
based upon his experience there. He
gave the following list yesterday,
showing the different ways in which
patrons ask .for seats:
The Englishman-"Book mue two
places on the end."
The sea captain-"One on the
The bowling fiend--"Two on the
The Parisian--"Near the prome
The man with the~ dinner pail
"What you got on the roof?"
From the Bowery-"Gimme a box
seat; here's a quarter."
The little boy-"Near the bass
The street car conductor.-"Stand
The fire crank--"Near the exit."
The old lady-"Where are the
The horseman-"Two stalls,
The girl wearing a picture hat
"Fourth row center."
The man with a nagging wife
resh Car LoE
as and terms
Mr. Thomas W. Loyless has
bought the control of the commoi
and preferred stock of the August,
Chronicle and Mr. H. H. Cabanis!
has resigned as president and busi
ness manager. He will be succeede<
in the business management by Mr
Loyless, who has been editor an<
part owner. Mr. Cabaniss will prob
ably return to Atlanta.
To Spartanburg, S. C., Via the South
em Railway Account South At
lantic States Music Festival
Acc,unt of the South Atlantic
States Music Festival at Spartanburg
S. C., May 3rd-5th, 1905, the Southeri
railvay announct-s the very k-ow rat
of one first class fare plus 25 cMts
for the round trip (minimnm rate 5(
Rates to apply from all stations
Atlanta, Athens, and Elberton t<
Gre-nsboro, N. C., inclusive and fron
Charleston and Savann- ta Ashe,
ville, N. C., inclusive. Tickets to b4
sold ist, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of Mal
from all points in the above territory
al:%, en May 5th from staticrs. Green
wood to Charlotte, N. C., and Ashe
viie to Columbia, inc *si.e. Fin-t
limit of all tickets May 6:h. "9,5.
For further information as to rates
etc., address any agent of the Soutn.
ern railway, or,
A. G. P., So. Ry.,
Shockley & Livingston!
Contractors and Builders
Wood or Brick Build
Estimates, IPlans and
Furnished on Applica
Shop and Office in Rear
R. C. Williams' Store,
Repairs of all kinds
Mantles, Door and
Window Frames rnade
to order. Turned Cot
uns and Balusters
furnished on applica
All Wirk First Cl8us.
We have Moved intoi our Handsome
New Store Building on Caldwell
Street, Near the Postoffice, and are
Now Ready to Begin thie NEW
YEAR in a NEW WAY.
Ws Wish to Express our Sincere
Thps to Those Who Have Patron.
ized Us at the Old Stand, and Confi
dently Trust that the Patronage Will
J. W. W HIT E.
PAINLESS' fiio aplm,e
00r Wolare blook f*n
AN ment. .Addrs, Dr
Whis key CureiA2~1 *r..
to be found
Ld of Live S
; to suit anyb
ty, S. C.
Just Received at
Full line of
Okra and Tomatoes. Bake
Tomato Soup. Cel
Canned Apricots. C
Saurkraut in Cans 11
Sweet Mixed Pickle in Keg ar
Nice line nice Chocolate
Deviled Crabs 4
Building Material of
DID YOU SA'
WE H AVE 1,000 B4
You will save money on ever
We don't thro* "sand to blind
to one and all is our standard.
is our modern method.
I To be honest to
I By it we shall a]
These prices are for your coi
2,OCO yds. of 4-4 Sea Island Clot
1,6oo yds. Gingnlams, (Dress) iw
3,000 yds. Prints (Standard). W<
5,0o0 yds. White India Linen wc
3,0o0 yds. Figured Lawn (Dress
5o0 yds. Black Dress Goods wor
60o Straw Hats for men or boys
500 pairs of Shoes for men, B~oys
5oo men's and Boys' Dress Shirt
and many other Bargains too nume
These prices hold good, not I
are sold. Yours to pleas<
Kellumn Sure~ Curi
The public wh<
At your <
in this part of
tock just re
anned Sweet Potatoes 1Oc.
)c. Lemon Cling Peaches.
,andy at 40c. lb.
Is 25c. lb.
rs 25c. lb.
>neless Sardines 25c.
Sliced Ham in Cans 25c.
and Cement Co.
TON, S. C.
all kinds. High Grade
ARGAINS FOR YOU.
ything you buy from 0. Klettner.
you." A fair and square deal
Business on business principles
h, worth 7c., our price 5c. per yd.
orth 7%c., our price 5c.
>rth %c our price 4C. yd.
>rth 15c., our price 8 Nc.
) woth I2%c., our price 6 %c.
th 32%4c.. our price 19C.
from 8c. to 47c.
,Ladies or Children at half price.
s, worth Soc. our price 25c.
rous to mention.
or a day or two, but until goods
I for Indigestion i
> use it praise it.
end and sell it.
(S & H UNTER.