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E. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C.. as second class matter.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1905
The Price Is Eleven Cents.
"Yes, sir, I have some cotton," says
the farmer as he throws h,is feet upon
the railing of the front porch and
takes a long puff from his corn pipe.
"The price .is eleven cents per pound."
There is unmeasured force in that
little word "per." If he says "eleven
cents a pound," the buyer will scare
him into taking seven, but when he
says "ii cts. per lb." and lets his
jaws snr.p down like shutting down
the lid of an ice box, it seems like
business and it makes the fellow
standing in the yard resting one foot
on the lower front step a little ner
vous. He tries to seem indifferent,
though, as he observes "I'm giving
seven cents for good middling today."
"Then you don't want mine, I reck
on," says the farmer. Here he press
-es two fingers firmly against his lips
and spits between them at a fly on
the steps about ten fiet away. The
buyer moves off; the farmer puffs
again, only asking politely as if he
1new there was no answer, "any
thing else?" The buyer comes back
the next day or the next week or the
next year and finds the farmer sit
-ting still with -h-is feet on the railing,
puffing his pipe. His cotton is ii
cents per lb. and the buyer pays it...
The world wants cotton. The
world has to have it. And it has .to
have more and more every year.
According to a noted authority
speaking at a meeting of the British
Cotton Growers' asociation: last June
400.ooo bales more are necessary
every year to meet the requirements
of the world's increasing population.
The south has a practical monopoly
in the cotton growing business. Try
ever so hard, no one has been able
fb produce it elsewhere successfully.
We must make cotton. We cannot
curtail the production of it either,
cannot afford to do it. Narrow it
down to its last analysis and it is
as foolhardy to reduce acreage as it
is to burn cotton or let the boll wee
vil destrov the growing crop. .What
we want to do is to grow all the cot
ton we possibly can, open the mar
kets to the world, encourage industry
in the remote corners of the e::nh so
that all those who want to wear
clothes' will have the money to buy
them as well as~the goods ready a:r
hand, and an overproduction of cot
ton will be as absurd to talk of as
as an overproduction of good sense.
This is not new doctrine. It is not
hard to understand either--except to
the man who has his cotton crop un
der liern before it is made; and he
* doesn't want to understand it, for it
will make him blue. It makes some
of them want to kick themselves,
too. But both, these classes are pass
ing away, and the old farmer we re
fer to above is fast coming in to
possess, first himself, then his own
cotton, then the earth.
This Ash e'.ille cotton convention
seems to have hold of the fundament
al truth.s, and if they show throughout
the practical wisdom that seems now
to possess them, with the co-operation
of the farmers-they already have the
co-op eration of the press-cotton
will yet be king in the south.-Char
T1he above illustrates the situation
as well as anything we have seen on
the subject: The cotton association
which met at Asheville, N. C., last
week fixed the minimum price of cot
ton at 11 cents and the effort will be
to keep the farmers from selling the
present crop for less than that price.
If all the farmers were in the posi
tion of the gentleman described by
the' Observer it would be easy but
unfortunately too many of them are
not in position to hold their cotton.
They ought to be and could in this
section if they only would and the
time is soon coming whe'n they will
Cotton is surely to be king and in
the southern states he will have his
The crop this year is not going to
be anything like the last crop and
we can see ,no reason for cotton to
go down but then it is a fact that the
..u1.., doe not always control the
price Yet we are told that the manu
facturers can make good money out
of the manufactured article when the
raw material costs as much as eleven
cents. I I :hat be true why should the
price g d down. 11; the association
had fixed the minimum a- ten cents
we believe the farmers would have
stood for that price and a great many
are going to sell for ten cents.
All that is necessary is for the
southern cotton growers to stand to
gether and they can be masters of the
SenaLo. Tillman ought to know that
Governor Heyward could not re
move a state officer on an exparte
hearing and without some specific ev
dence on which to act. We have no
doubt- Governor Heyward will do his
duty in case there is cause shown for
him to act.
We cannot see anything criminal
in Mr. L. J. Williams exercising his
choice and using his influence in be
half of a candidate. If Governor
Heyward should desire to use his in
fluence for some of the various candi
dates in the next state campaign that
would be his right and we can see
nothing criminal in it.
Did Mr. Mixson furnish to the com
mittee copies of the letters he wrote
the houses he represented? Maybe
th-ey might be as interesting as the
letters he received.
Ed.DeCamp says he is not much of
a.farmer and declines the appointment
tendered him by Governor Heyward
Sth~e frmei-s 'ongress. We are sur
prised at our friend. We 'thought
every country newspaper inan was a
pretty good farmer.
This community needs for its busi
ness men to get together and have a
good a ord for~ Newberry. Nothing
can be gained for the town or for the
individuals who compose it by contin- I
ually pulling against one another and
talki.ng about one another. The tc -n
needs YOUR help rig'ht now.
When the Observer started out to
print t,he controversy between our
mayor and The Herald and News the
editor of that paper told us he would
prlnt what The Herald and News had
to say in reply. We notice that while
he prints w'hat the mayor says he
omits whrat The Herald and News
said in reply. Probably it was an
oversight, for surely he would not
do us an injustice of this kind in
News From Excelsior.
Excelsior, September iir.-Miss
Bessie Miller is spending a few days
with her sister, Mrs J. S. Wheeler.
We are dry and needing rain. Our
people are busy picking cotton and
the crop will be shor.t in this section.
Mr. E. M. Cook has made quite an
improvement on his dwelling near
Just a we expected the dispensaries
were vs ..d out of the county by a
big majority. It ought to be a glad
day for Newberry county.
Mr. Bennett Diminick and two of
his little daughters near Greenwood
have been down on a visit to relatives
in this section.
The Salvation army held a street
service in Prosperity on Saturday.
They seem to be much interested in
their work and they give sin and vice
a heavy blow.
Master Aumerle Lorick is attend
ing the Prosperity graded school.
The picnic at Mt. Pilgrim last Fri
day was largely attended and the din
nr was just such as ladies of that
section know how to prepare. Two
good addresses were made by Rev.
. B. Shearouse and Mr. A. H. Kohn.
The dry was pleasantly spent.
Last Sabbath we attended the com
munion service at the Prosperity A.
R. P. church and heard a good ser
non from the Rev. L. I. Echols of
Co:ington. Georgia. Mr. Echols is a
fin& speaker and knows how to con
demn sin and vice.
By invitation we had the pleasure
on Sunday afternoon of being pres
ent at the marriage of Miss Cleo
Sease daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. I.
Sease to Mr. Frank E. Shealy. The
ceremony was beautifully performed
by the Rev. J. Al Sligh at the ,home of
the bride's parents in the presence of
a larve number of relatives and
nany congratulations and best wishes
rom their friends while M.iss Anna
Dackman Bedenbaugh rendered sweet
nusic at the organ. May the happy
uple enjoy a long and prosperous
ourney t,irough life.
By tb-.c Rev. J. E. Beard at the cir
uit parsonage Mr. Willie Edgar Ba
er and 'Miss Jane Wanita Reid, of
iear Trinity c,h.urch this county, on
TIhursday the 7th instant.
All persons or live stock trespass
ng on our lands in No. 4. Township
xill be persecuted to the fullest ex
:ent of the law.
Jno. P. Fant,
Z. H. Suber,
J. S. McCarley.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
-COUNTY OF NEWBERRY
IN COMMON PLEAS.
The Newberry Savings Bank, Plain
tiff, against Thos. J. Boozer, et al.,
By virtue of an order of the Court
herein, dated July 26th, i9o5, I will
sell at public outcry, at Newberry
Court House, S. C., on the first Mon
day in October, i9o5, all the right,
title. interest and estate of the de
fendant, Thos. J. Boozer, in a tract
f land situate in the county of New
berry, State aforesaid, containing one
hundred and fifty acres, more or less,
and bounded- by -lands of Henry D.
Boozer, Levi Longshore, estaxe of
A. J. Longshore and others.
Terms of Sale: Cash,- purchaser
to pay for all papers.
H. H. .Rikard,
Master's O-Cfie, . '%ister.
Newberry,,S. C., Sept. 8,'i05.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
- NEWBERRY COUNTY - IN
The Newberry Savings Bank, Plain
tiff, against John G. Wolling, Jr.,
and J. E. Matthews, as Trustee in
Bankruptcy of J. C. Wplling & Son,
By virtue of an order of the Court
herein, I will sell before the- Court
House at Newberry, S. C., on the first
Monday in October, 1905, within the
legal hours of sale, at public outcry,
all that tract or plantation of land
situate and lying and being partly in
Newberry County, in said State, and
partly in Union County, in said
State, containing four .hundred and
seventy-six and seventy-two one
hundredths acres, more or less,
ounded by lands of D. A. Thomas,
estate of Mrs. Susannah Oxner, de
ceased, J. M. Henderson, by the
'Orange Hall' plantation, and by the
line between Newberry and. Union
counties, th1e same being composed
of two tracts of land which the late
Sarah E. T. Chick died seized and
possessed; one of wahich tract:s con
tains four hundred and four and sev
enty-one one-hundredths acres, and
lies wholly within the County of
Union, in said Smate, and the other
tract contains seventy-two acres,
more or less, and lies partly within
the county of Newberry and partly
within the county of Union, all of
which was conveyed to me by Jas.
M. Henderson, as the executor of the
last will and testament of Sarah E.
T. Chick, deceased, and James M.
Henderson and Eliza Henderson
Whitney, by deed bearing date the
th day of January, 1903.
Also all that other tract or planta
tion of land situate and being in
Township No. i, in the County of
Fairfield. in t,he State of South Caro
lna, containing One Hundred and
Fifteen Acres, more or less, known
as the "Be:ty Coleman" place, bound
ed on the north by lands of H. C.
Coleman and T. E. Dye, on the east
by lands of T. M. Beam, on the south
y lands of J. G. Wolling and on the1
tvest by lands of J. G. Wolling and
. E. Dye.
Terms of sale: One-third of the
purchase money to be in cash and
:he remainder on a credit of twelve
months, wit,h interest from day of
;ale, to be secured by a bond of the
urchaser and a mortgage of the
remises sold the purchaser to pay
*or all papers and recording .of same.
H. H. Rikard,
Master's Office, Master.
,stock of Sum
at cost. This
stylish and re
e least money.
di of Shoes
ER, Z. F. WRIGHT,
. Sur~plus $30,000.00
on Savings Deposits.
- -- $5.15
n, - 4.35
- - - 42.5
on Flour. We want
.re leading in spring
>g full line, knobby,
a Seed Oats, at only
it lasts. -
We have.; a
smart and dainty
fords, Tans and
that we are sellinj
means a rare c
liable shoes for th
When in nee
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- THE PLACE FOR RI
JO. M. KCINARD, 0. B. MA'i
Capital $50,000.00 - - - -
Does a General Banking B
Pays 4 per cent.
We Solicit You
While it lasts it goes for:
Best Patent, Cotton,
Best Half Patent, Cotto
Best Straight - -
We are having a big run
to remind the public we a
and summer goods, havil
nice new effects.
I ,200 bushels of Choice
55 cents per bushel while
Choice fresh Grits at $1