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question with his conscience and
with his God. Only let him be hon
est with his conscience, honest with
his God. Let me suggest two rea
sons to the moderate drinker why he
should not drink at all. The first
reason is the fact that your ifluence
leads many a youth to follow your
footsteps. NI an who drinks to
excess has any inIluence to lead your
boys to foliow his foMtsteps. Ify
were to take your ibtoywre men are
drinking and offer him a glass ot
whisker, the child would say "No.
father, I don't like the smell of I.
"Father, what a queer looking inI.n
that i.. What makes his face so red.
his eyes so blear?" "Drink did it my
boy-here is a glass for you." "Fath
er the way these men talk frightens
me. Vhat makes them use such lan
guage?" "Drink does it my boy
here is a glass for you." By this
time the child will be in tears and
will beg you to take him home to his
mother. But let the same child see
his father's friend, or perhaps the
father. take an occasional glass ot
liquor. He soon learns that which
was in the one case disgraceful. is in
the other eminently respectable, and
step by step he forms the habit, in
fluenced by the example of the tem
perate man, the moderate drinker,
and his young feet take hold on the
way that leads down to hell.
See that man. who, maa with de
lerium tremens. send the shot to the
heart of his wife. I tell you I would
rather be the man who sold him the
last bottle of whiskey that fired his
brain thE the man or woman who
gave him his first glass, or whose ex
ample first gave him an incentive on
a downward course.
The other is a personal reason
that no man knows his own strength.
his own weakness, and before any
man can be a drunkard he must first
be an occasional drinker.
I have purposely refrained this
morning from any discussion of the
question from a purely moral stand
point, and my appeal to men not to
drink, is not because it is wrong to
drink, but because it is right not to
drink. We are not in a Court of Law
today, but in "God's Court of Equ:-. ."
I appeal to you my brother by
that right that is higher than your
right to take an occasional drink.
Do it, and you forfeit your right.
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SJOE CHAPPLE, Editor
946 DORCHESTER AVENUE.
-l unston, Mass
your power to help your bro-her
your brother whose only safety is ir.
total abstinence. How can you cx
pect to helpl him or have him listen
to your words u counsel if the smell
1:ff is upon your own garmetst'.
(," have the right for your brothe'r'
sake t, abstain, and by your absti
nence increase your powmcr to hielp
him as VoU reach out the hand of
\Wojulda to God that nici would a
vail themselves of their higher rights;
indulge in nothing that will cause
their weaker brother to stumble: lead
such lives as will qualii., them to
help and save those who are in dan
ger. and like men set their faces and
use their influence against every evi'
in the comunity that threatens our
young men: and when I say evil, I
need not say that my thought turns
nturally to the clubs that are more
hurtful to the .moral welfare of the
community. more insidious in their
evil influence not only upon rnembers
but upon non members as well than
is the (ispensary or would be even
the old saloon system: that here men
are responsible for their personal in
fluence. and here the power of the
individual for good or ill has great
I repeat t,hat I do not stand here
as the censor of tny man's conscience
or conduct, but I do stand here to
urge upon every man the truth of his
oersonal, individual responsibility.
I do stand here to say that if my in
fluence causes my weaker brother to
fa'l i;,to the hands of the devil of
strong drink. I am responsible for his
downfall. I am here to beg all true
men to so live and exert their influ
ence. that before the judgment bar
f God they may stand facing the
Judge. upright, with open face, with
clear conscience, in the very presence
of God, unafraid, saying "I am not
guilty of the blood of my brother."
New Use for Cotton.
Atlanta, Ga., May ig.
A new use for the vast surplus of
cotton raised in the south has been
suggested by President Harvie Jor
dan, of the Southern Cotton associ
ation. It is one which should take
with favor among southern cotton
mill men, and if carried out would
onstume much of the cotton now be
oIg held by the farmers.
President Jordan thinks that cot
ton bags should be used for commer
cial fertilizers instead of the jute
bagging now used. If this be done,
and President Jordan points otut an
excient method, at a reduced price.
cotton in great quantities would find
itself in a market from which it has
heretofore been barred.
President Jordan's letter is as
One of the most important question
o engage the attention of the south
at this time is to increatse the con
umption of cotton. WVe are growing
more cotton than the world is need
ng tunder norma! demand and in or
der to keep the matter of supply and
demand eqtually balanced, we must
ihr grow less cotton or increase
the consumption of cotton. It is
much more desirable to do the latter
ttan the former. We can -increase
the demand here at home qtuite ma
terially without going into foreign
countries. We are now using jute in
enormous quantities to make bags
and to cover cotton that might just
as well be made from our own staple.
We import jute 5,000 miles from the
shores of the United States ind pay a
heavy import duty on the raw Pro
duct, besides giving a tremendous
monopoly to one or two strong cor
porations who handle it. Clearly it
is to :he interest of the south to stop
this 2 stem which works a hardship
to southern producers both ways.
n the matter of bags for guano
alone, it would require a large number
of mills and a considerable quantity
of raw cotton.
Making the Bags.
It will reqtuire one and a half yards
of cloth to make a bag, and there are
probably 25.000.000 bags used for
fertilizers in the south. On that
basis this would require 3/,500,000
yards of cloth, x5.ooo.coo pounds of
otton, or 300.000 bales. It has been
estimated that nearly seventy million
burlap bags are used in the south.
and if the wholesale jobbers wvould
use cotton hags in place of barrels
for rice. grits, coffee and such other
mmodities we could soon run the
total consumption of cotton into
bags to te splndui total of one mil
lion bales annually. e are paying
out annually about twenty-three mil
lion dollar, import duty on burlap
hag; and jute. All of this couild e
;avcd bv letting our cotton take i
place. With the use of cotton hag
g as a covering for our ccttol we
--id <drive the grand total consumip
i r these t\o i:ci.s alone 11p t
W) million bales ammrl. just abo:
the anoun: of the pCresent surpluz
w' have on hand. Ther is no ob
Stc:ICe in the way Of displacing hur
lap with cotton bags. The fertilizfr
companies will be quite willing to
make the change if the farmers re
Tare on Cotton.
The only difticulty in displacig
inte with co:ton for covering our cot
ton bales is the proper adjustment of
:hle diflerence in the tare between
the weights of the two materials.
The Southern Cotton association will
take up this matter with the lead
ing cotton exchanges of the country
and undertake to get the question of
tare adjusted. It will also take up
the matter of displacing burlap bags
with cotton and endeavor to get mills
started along this line as quickly as
The south can solve many of the
present difficult problems that con
front southern cotton producers by
concert of action among her people
and certainly no question is of more
vital concern at the present time
than to increase the consumption of
the south's great staple crop.
Pre't Southern Cot. Association.
The examination for the award of
vacant scolarship in Winthrop col
lege and fhr the admission of nev
students will be held at the county
court house on Friday, July 7th, at
9 A. M. Applicants must not be less
than fifteen years of age. When
scholarships are vacated after July
7, they will be awarded to those mak
ing the highest average at this exam
ination provided they meet the con
ditions governing the 'award. Appli
cants for scholarships should write
to President Johnson before the ex
amination for scholarship application
Scholarships are worth $ioo and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 20, 1905. For fur
ther information and catalogue ad
dress Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock
Hill, S. C.
THE PACIFIC MUTUAL
Life Insurance Cnmpanly of California -
Organized 1868 on "Old Line" Plan.
Read what one who is recognized au
thority on the subject, has to say: "Of
late the magazines and daily papers
iave had much to say by way of eniti
ism of certain Life Insurance Compa
nies, and especially with regard to the
Legal Organization of such Companies,
and of the manner of their control.
These CRITICISMS do not apply to
The Pacific Mutual, but DEMON
STRATE the Truth of the Assertion
that "for POLICY-HOLDERS The
Pacific Mutual has the BEST Legal
organization.'' It is not controlled by
ONE or Two men, having no pecuniary
interest or responsibility save as policy
holders, or recipients of salary; But it
is controlled by a BOARD of fifteein
Directors, not mere dummies, but Stock
hders in their own right, holding a
large amount of the Company's stock,
and Policyholners as well. The Direc
tors of the Company are 'nen of high
Financial and Com'mercial standing, and
are by LAW made RESPONSIBLE for
the acts of the Officers of the CORPO
"The Company has a capital stock of
$500,000 Fully paid up in GOLD coin,
but while this Capital and the Stock
holders' responsibility afford to Policy
holders the GREATEST possible Secur
ity, it Costs participating Policyholders
NOTHING, but every dollar paid into
the Cmpany by them and the ACCU
ULATION thereon, is applied to
their BENEFIT. There is noOte
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY trans
acting business in America whose Pol
iccyholders, by Legal enactment, are so
Safe-guarded as are the Policyholders
:> The Pacific Mutual."'
Call on or write to me,
GenI. Agt. for S. C.,
Newberry, S. C.
fie over Post Office.
W hile it lasts
Best Patent, cotton
Best Half Patent, c
Best Straight $4.9(
Kill-dried Meal, sound, fri
" Hominy "
These goods loaded in car at r
going to jobbers and laying in wa
and then shipped out. EverythinE
Why Rob Yourself of More
Than 3 Cents per Pound
Do you want to get from 10
to 11 cents for cotton next fall'
while other cotton only brings
6 1-2 to 7 cts?
Do you want'to grow cotton
that will bring a difference in
price sufficient to more than
pay for the picking and fertilizer?
In fact will almost cover the en
tire expense of making'the crop?
If so, I can furnish you the
seed. Every ten bales will
bring $125 00 to $150.00 more
than other varieties. 50 bush
els will plant 50 to 60 acres. c
Ishould make 40 to 50 bales,
put in your pocket from $500.- t
00 to $750.0. One year's
experience with these seed will
onvince you that this state
nrt is true. I am planting
nly Florodora this year.
Well bred Berkshire and
oland China Pigs for Sale.
J. A. BURTON.
We wish to call yourai
Spring and Summer Got
A dollar expended with us will do<
We offer the trade our best efforts i:
best. The prices the lowest for the b
We offer;some dainty Mercerized XM
in price from xoc. to Soc. yd.*
We have nice line Knickerbock Sui
inities, Ducks, DeLaines and other
are dreams for waists or dresses. Spi
Riverside Plaids, Southern Silks, Che
Our Shoes are built to wear. Our:
sell Groceries. Get prices and see sty
S. S. Bir
Whenever you start out ore a shc
s This plan will save you many i
time. if we haven't just what y<
We shall not urge you to buy, be
goods as soon as you can. It wil
every way to umke selections bef,
it goes for
3sh and sweet 75c. bu.
" " 1.75 sack.
Till coming direct to us, not
rehouse getting old and musty
; guaranteed fresh and all right.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - - S. C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
2 car loads of
I car load of
ind a lot of up
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All to be had at
REASONABLE PRICES at
A T. BROWN.
ttention to our line of
louble duty. Try it.
a selections. The styles are the
raistings, Skirtings, &c., ranging
tings, Brousse Stripes, Callalettes,
dress goods. Our Tussob Silks
-ig and Summer Prints 5C. yd.
viots, Cottonades, &c.
en's Shirts are beauties. We
'les. Yours anxious to please,
9 AND SEE:
pping toni come here first.@
mnecessary steps and much*
>u want then look elsewhere.*
t we do wish you to see our
1 be to your advantage in,
:re +he final rush begins.
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