Newspaper Page Text
THE SOUTH'S SUPREMACY.
T7esident Harvie Jordan Tells What
The Southern Cotton Associa
tion Stands For.
The Southern Cotton association
-stands for the south's supremacy ag
TicUlturally, commercially and finan
cially. The present effort of the as
sociation, looking to the reduction of
ccton acreage and use of comnercial
fertilizer, is merely an incident in the
great work which it was organized to
perform. The principal object of the
association is to unite in one grand
bu-siness organization the southern
-a:mers, merchants, bankers, cotton
'Manufacturers and all other allied
Iines of business to develop the vast
resources of the south and to main
tain the price of our great staple crop
-zotton, at a fair and profitable fig
n-e to the producers and cottor nill
mg interest of the country. To de
elop southern ports, extend the
building of cotton mills and bring
-about closer tradc relations between
-this country and foreign nations, and
more especial:y with the Central and
South American republics, to seek
wider markets for the sale of our cot
ton and cotton goods, to the end, that
. consumption may be made to keep
pace with the extended cotton pro
duction. To organize and perfect a
,cotton company for the purpose of
-protecting the sale of our cotton and
-to safe-guard it from wide fluctua
-tiors that are brought about by specu
lative influences. 'To encourage the
building and maintaining of a first
.class system of bonded warehouses,
in which cotton can be stored at a
minimum cost, or encourage the prop
er storing of cotton on the farm so
that the crop may be marketed in
-suzh quantities as will meet the legiti
-mate demand for consumption. To
enwwirage the better handling of the
.cottan crop so that it may go to mar
ket in the best possible condition and
.bring to each grower its maximum
value. To gather correct and accu,
rate statistics, bearing upon the p - -
duction, manufacture and sale of cot
ton so that the producer will be as
well informed upon every phase of
the great cotton industry of the world
as those who handle the crop after it
-.passes from the hands of the grower.
The association does not propose,
ar.d will not antagonize any legiti
mate line of business or industry car
n.ed on in the south, but on the con
~trary, its best energies will be direct
~ed ilong the lines of a higher develop
ment 'of agriculture, more extended
~building of factories, wider develop
*ment ef-our commerce and increasing
.our -financial strength. These are the
fundament-al underlying principles of
'he 'Sauithern Cottqgn association, and
in that-work, it earnestly seeks the ac
..ive<eco-qperation of the entire agri
:ciltural, -commercial and financial
- tr.ength oif the south.
Organization, of course, is one of
the essentia'l features of the associa
tion, for without unity there can be no
-st,ength. The organization of the
-assedation throughout the various
-cotton-producing states and territor
-ies, is patented after the political form
of the United States government. The
association, in its head formation, is
-made up of representatives from the
thirteen states and territories produc
- ng cotton; each state division is comn
-posed of a representative delegate
from each county or parish: each
parish or county organization is corn
posed of three representatives from
each civil sub-division and each civil
sub-division is made up of the units of
-the people. Thus we have a centra
~ized -organization beginning from
-among the people at the bottom and
w'.orking throu~gh the counties, or par
ishes, up through the state divisions
.and forming the parent head--The
Sout4ern Cotton association. The
.trength of the association is there
so-re, obtainred directly from the peo
pie, and its success must depend upon
the people, whose interest it seeks to
safeguard and protect. It is a move
ment in which the sympathy, support
and active co-operation of every-man
of business and profession in the
south .should be cordially enlisted.
For the past fifty years, the south
has directed its energies principally
in the production of cotton;
our people have taken but lit
..1, interae in devising the proper
the State. F
5AND 10 CENTS.
Everyhing in our Store for that
Newberry's only 5 and 10 Cent
In Store formerly occupied by Todd,
2car loads of
1 car load of
and a lot of up
to-date and first
All to be had at
REASONABLE PRICES at
A T. BROWN.
ways and means for marketing the
staple, or in obtaining proper and, cor
rect knowledge of the use to which
our cotton has been put and its con
sumption among the nations of the
world. We have, therefore, known
but little of its value beyond the price
offered us by the people who have
come into our markets to purchase it.
Cotton Has No Competition.
It is now a wvell established fact
that the south holds a complete
monopoly of the cotton crop of the
world, and that no material which can
be woven into cloth, can be used as
a competitor against American cot
ton under 14 cents per pound. Our
cotton has hut four competitors
wool, flax, silk and foreign-grown cot
ton. It is only when American cot
ton is sold at 14c per pound, that
foreign-grown cotton can be profi
ably manufactured as a competitor.
and the price of the staple must ad
vance to a5c and Joe per pound to
permit woolen goods to be manufact
ured as a competitor. The limited
supply of silk and flax places them
beyond the realm of competition
hence, we must cor clude shat the only
competitor today of American cot
ton is a surplus of American cotton.
The only reason why the price of our
cotton has been depreciated below
its maximum value in years past and
gone, has been due to either a bad
system of marketing with reckless
disregard of its sale, or, to an over
production of the staple, and permit
ting the over-pr~Auction to be used
as a hammer to beat down the price
of the staple actually needed for
cosmption, either through specu
lative influences, or the combined en
ergies of the exporters and spinning
interest of the world. With the
knowledge of the facts, it is the impera
tive duty of the cotton-growers, aided
by the combined efforts of all the
allied business interests in the south,
to devise ways and means which will
protect the staple from depressing
influences which have annually rob
bed the south from two hundred to
tree hundredA millionni of dollars
resh Car Loa
es and terms
LET US HELP YOU
CLEAN HOUSE THIS SPRING.
Give us all your cur
tains, heavy blankets,
bed spreads, under
clothing, bedding, etc.,
By doing this work in
large quantities we are
able to do it at prices
that make it economy
for you to give it to us
to do, besides our sav
ing ou so much hard
Shockley & Livingston!
Contractors and Builders
Wood or Brick Build
Estimates, Plans and
Furnished on Applica
Shop and Office in Rear
R. C. Williams' Store.
Repairs of all kinds
Mantles, Door and
Window Frames made
to order. Turned Col
umns and Balusters
furnished on applica
All Worlk Firsts Class.
Your Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry to be re
J. W. W HIT E.
PAINL.ESS' - Of urn9iual
0 Dr Wolare blook o*ar
AND B. M. WOOLY
Whiskey Cure Atlanta, G.orga.
The WV. B. Aull place opposite
Mr. C. A. Bowman's on Johnstone
street. The house has nine rooms
and has just been kalsomined inside
and put in good repair; good'garden;
possession given immediately. Ap
ply to A. C. Jones.
Nbr. r, C. C, April1, a i05.
to be found in
d of Live Sto<
to suit anybod;
y, S. C.
Just Received at
Full line of
Okra and Tomatoes. Baked Bea
Tomato Soup. Celery I
Canned Apricots, Canne<
Canned Corn. Canr
Saurkraut in Cans 1 Oc. L
Sweet Mixed Pickle in Keg and Bo
Nice line nice Chocolate Cand:
Deviled Crabs 40c. C
Codfish Balls 25
Southern Lime an
Building Material of all
Write for P
DID YOU SAY
WE HAVE,000 BARC
You will save money on everything
We don't throvw "sand to blind you.
to one and all is our standard. Busi
is our modern method.
To be honest to every
By it we shall always
These prices are for your consider
2,oco yds. of 4-4 Sea Island Cloth, wo:
i,6o0 yds. Ginghams, (Dress) worth 7
3,000 yds. Prints (Standard), worth 6
5,000 yds. White India Linen worth 1i
3,000 yds. Figured Lawn (Dress) wol1
500 yds. Black Dress Goods worth 323
600 Straw Hats for men or boys from
500 pairs of Shoes for men, Boys, Ladi
500 men's and Boys' Dress Shirts, wor
and many other Bargains too numerous t
These prices hold good, not for a
are sold. Yours to please,
0. K LET~
Kellumn Sure Cure Fi
The public who us
*At your doc
GILDER. WEEK S
this part of
-k just re
d Sweet Potatoes I Oc.
emon Cling Peaches.
at 40c. lb.
5s Sardines 25c.
Sliced Ham in Cans 25c.
d Cement Co.
24, . C.
kinds. High Grade
AINS FOR YOU.
you buy from 0. Klettner.
'A fair and square deal
ness on business principles
rth 7c., our price 5c. per yd.
jM c., our price 5c.
Mc. our price 4C. yd.
ic., our price 8 f3c.
t 12%4c., our price 6 3(c.
4c. our price 19c.
es orCildren at half price.
th oc. our price 25c.
day or two, but until goods
e it praise it.
i and sell it.