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VOL. XLII. NO. 113 NEWBERRY. S. C.. TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1905. TWICE A WEEK. $1 50 YEAR
IARYIE JORDAN SAYS
SOUTHERN COTTON ASSO- '
Stand By Your Guns Is Advice to the S
Farmers-Or Have A Gtardian f
President Harvie Jordan says: I
The executive committee of the f
Southern Cotton association held its r
meeting at Asheville, N. C., last week,
and the question of fixing a minimum i
price of this crop was the matter of I
greatest interest of the people and c
country at large. The eyes of the
whole cotton world were centered on
Asheville during the 6th and 7th days p
of September. w'hile the executive c
committee was in session. C
The price finally agreed upon after a
long and tedious deliberation was Ii f
cents, basis middling, at all interior c
points in the south. The condition c
of The crop up to August 25th was t,
found to be 73.03 per cent, for the '
same period a year ago. The esti- c
mated yield of the crop as reported c
by over 15,000 correspondents from all a
the cotton growing counties indicated p
a yield this season of 9,588,133 bales, c
as compared with a crop of 13,6oo,ooo n
bales last year. Letters from farmers v
all over the belt advised a minimum IV
price all the way from io cents to c
12 1-2 cents, some figuring as high as t
15 cents. But the final result was ii t
cents, and farmers all over the south c
will be expected to stand firmly to- t,
gether this fall and winter to main-,-n
tain that price. By determined ef- i!
fort prices can be forced up above r t
cents later on and farmers should de- k
termine now to move their crops I I
slowly and not rush t'he market. The c
plans, the results
before the tradeI
needs of every or
attractions in var
store, from top t
chandise. The 1
o'clock sharp. B
Special Values in E
It is impossible here to picture the
we will, however, call your attention to
that should be sufficient to induce you to:i
One lot of all wool Panama cloth all colo:
One lot of all wool Suitings some 54 inches
54 inch Broad Cloth, all shades -and blaci
54 inch Twilled Broad Cloth looks like $1
We don't believe our Black good's stock
We carry the Stock and we do the Dress
5 cases Men's Hats as a leader this wee]
50 doz. Men's and Boys' caps, worth 50<
Yours For M
I M I
)nly way we can secure and main
ain our price is to refuse to sell for
ess and make the buyers come to
>ur figures. If cotton is thrown on
he market and sold anyway, it will
>e difficult to force prices up until
nuch later in the season. Let those
vho are able and can hold back do
o and thereby help Those who are
orced to sell to meet their maturing
lebts and obligations with tihe sup
ly merchants and guano dealers.
sankers will be glad to advance
rom 8 to 9 cents a pound on cotton
a storage and thus assist in financing
he situation. We are up against a
ard fight. but it will be easier to get,
I cents for a small crop than to I
ents for a 13,ooo,ooo bale crop.
Stand By Your Guns.
We are now well entrenched, with
lenty of ammunition in the shape of
orn and meat, our banks have plenty
f money, the enemy is in retreal,
nd if we don't whip this fight and
orce the price of cotton to above ri
ents, then the farmers of the south
ught to have a guardian appointed
: look after their business interests.
'he mills of the world have taken a
rop of 13,ooo,ooo bales of American
otton during the last twelve months,
t an average price of 9 cents per
ound. There will be no check in
onsumption during the next twelve
ionths. The price of cotton goods is
ery high and going scill higher. The
rhole civilized world is in a prosper
us condition and it is unreasonable
o say that the farmers should not
his season receive an average of iT
ents per pound for a crop of cot
on now estimated to be under ten
iillion bales. All you rhave got to do
; to stand pat for your price, refuse
a sell under iI cents and the mar
et will soon advance to that figure.
f much cotton is offered under it
ents, as a matter of course, the mar
t of new goods d
of which will ov
a stock of merc
-e, a stock that
iety, quality, sty]
D bottom, up sta
>ig bargain whe
e on hand and g
ress Goods. C
stock to you as it really is, and Boy
a few of the many numbers buying
nvestigate the entire stock, every si
~s worth 75c. special, 49c.
wide worth 75c. special, 49c. Just s
you a tr
c special, 75c.
,50 cloth special, the yd. 98c .
has an equal in this section. Hats is:
98c. Mrs I
. each, -for only a quarter. ment.
ket can be depressed and held down.
Other Organizations Will Help.
The cotton agent of the Farmers'
Educational and Co-Operative union
of Texas was present with us at Ashe
ville and took part in the secret
sessions of the executive committee.
He came as the representative of t'he
union and assisted in fixing the price
at 11 cents, stating that such a price
would be acceptable to the 300,000
members of the union We can now
depend upon the effective co-oper
ation of all the farmers of the union.
as the new president of the union.
Mr. Calvin, of Paris, Texas, has wrir- 1
ten me encouraging co-operation to
more completely win out in the fight
ahead. We also have pledged the
active co-operation of the member
ship of the American Society of
Equity and the Farmers' Alliance of
North Carolina in enforcing the de
mand for the minimum price of TT
cenrs. This makes the position of
the producers almost impregnable,
and with all of these powerful farm
ers' organizations working in har
mony for mutual protection, I feel
safe in saying that the fight can and
will be easily whipped. There will be
no misunderstanding among these t
organizations this season on this mat- I
ter. We will all work in harmony to
gether, and a knowledge of that fact
ought to be most encouraging. If
the Farmers' union wanted one price
and the S. C. A. another, there would
be difficulty ahead, but both organi-1
zations are now together and - will It
work together to win out on the price t
agreed upon. }
Sell but little cotton in September <
and October. Give the mills a chance I
to ex:haust present supplies, which c
can be done in six weeks, and then r
we can easily dictate terms and win r
ancther big victory. Sell no middling I
cotton for less than i1 cents.
laily received. F
ershadow all pas
iandise so broad
vould be first in
e and low prices
irs and down sta
el starts in mo
et first selection.
hildren's Clothing Half Price.
idly believe I can show you more Child
-s' Suits than all the stores from one er
i to the other. Mothers can save mDone
Boys' Suits from this big stock. Such v
found elsewhere-98c., $1.49, $1.98, $3
tit worth double the price.
Ai Solid Car Load of Trunks.
tep up stairs and see the pile. We can
unk from 98c. to $10.00 each.
day, almost, something else in ready-to.
received. We will give you' more styl<
.n Millinery than you ever got before for
samsey, one of Armstrong, Cator & Co. 's
3 has arrived and taken sharge of this de
Than Any. F
CAUSE OF TRAGEDY
TOLD AT INQUEST
H. G. CROUCH RELATES MR.
BLEASE'S SIDE OF CASE.
Offered To Let Coleman Go-Blease
Told Deceased Either to Leave
the Country or Stay and Be
From the State of Sunday is taken
the following account of the inquisi
tion in the Blease-Coleman homicide.
whic'h occured at Saluda on Friday
evening September 8. There were
probably 300 people present during
the hearing. Mr. E. L. Richardson
-f the firm of McGhee & Richardson
>f Greenwood appeared as counsel
or the state. Among the defendanc's
ittorneys present were: Messrs . J.
Wm. Thurmond and N. G. Evans. of'
Edgefield and Messrs. E. W. Able,
B. W. -Crouch, C. J. Ramage, B. B.
Evans and Daniel & Daniel of the
ocal bar. Senataor Cole L. Blease
,vas also present. Mr. John K. Aull
:ook full notes of the testimony and
:his correspondent acknowledges ob
[igations 'to him for the practically
:omplete report here given.
Some of the testimony was of a
.ensational character but there were
io comments made by those in the
Ludience, everything being received in
;olemn silence. Mr. H. G. Crouch.
alked with Mr. Blease on the road
o Saluda in the evening prior to the
iomicide, is a brother-in-law of the
leceased and of the defendant, he.'
iaving married a Miss Herbert. The
lispensary closed today. It will be I
-ecalled that Mr. Coleman was chair
nan of the county board of control. 1
Ar. Wm. M. Coleman. a broth.er, and
dr. Zeb Coleman, a cousin, were the
or months we hZ
t efforts. My fire
in its scope that
quality and first:
abound on ever3
irs, is packed wi1
idfWhere Else in
d ofYou Get Bare
alues Heaviest A. C. A. Feather B
.- Good Brown Drilling, wort:
special 6 1-2c. yd.
All-wool Red Flannel, worth
sell Yard-wide Soft Bleaching, w<
Heavy yard-wide Sheeting, 'a
.Yard-wide Sea Island, worth
Good quality Outing Dress F1:
wear Good Mattress Ticking, wortl
e and A big pile of Dark Pereales,
your Tabl4 Oil Cloth, 54 in. wide,
Best Standard Calicoes, wort)
_Heavy Cotton Blankets, gray
Search far and near and you
ur Stores in
only relatives of the deceased present
at the hearing today so far as I
could learn Except in one or two
instances the attorneys on neither
side prompted any questions. Mr.
Blease did not appear at the inquest.
The testimony was as follows:
Dr. J. J. Kirksey testified as 'ol
lows: I was called up on the street
at the corner of Smith Brothers'
store on Friday -evening about sun
down last Friday, the 8th, and found
Mr. Coleman lying on the sidewalk.
I think Mr. Crouch had hi-m in his
arms. I got some of the men to take
iim to the Wheeler hortel. I went to
iim to examine 'his wound. He had
>ne wound in the right side under the
rm. near the second or last true rib;
>ne in the corner of the shoulder that
xent on through into the body, and
)ne in the righ.t hip that came out
bout two inches below the navel. I
:hink two of them or probably all
:hree of them, would have killed him.
IMe wound that hit in the ihip came
)ut in the bowels and would have
:aused death. I l-cew. in fact after I
iad examined him, I had no idea he
Arould live through. the night."
C. C. Mathis.
C. C. Mathis testified as follows:
'Just about sundown I was standing
ust before my store, thereabout 6o
)r 70 yards from Smith's corner, and
ieard the fire of a pistol. I looked
ip and Mr. Coleman ran down and
ust as he got in sight about six feeT
ie fell back against Smith's corner
Lnd as he fell !he raised a pistol but I
Ion't know whether he fired or not
Lnd threw the pistol on the side
valk and then Mr. Blease ran right
Lround and fired as he was laying on
iis left side Ehib way."
Q. Do you remember about how
nany times Mr. Blease fired?
A. He fired twice after h fell.
Q. That is all you know of .your
tve been laying
%t effort is to lay
it will meet the
in variety, The
r hand. Our big
:hnew fall mer
morning at 9
nis what he says.
the Carolinas Can
ains Like These?.
ed Ticking worth 20c., special 12-1-2c.
2x and sells everywhere for 81 3e.,
20c., special 15c.
>rth 7c., special 5c.
orth 7 1-2c., sp,ecial 6 1-4c. yd.
6 1-2c., special 5c., yd.
nels, worth 7 1-2c. special 5c. yd.
1 and sells at 7c., special 5e. yd.
worth 10c., special, only 6 1-4c. yd.
:he 25c. kind, special 15c. yd.
i 6 1-2c., special 4c. yd.
and white, worth $1.50, special 98c. pr.
will never find prices so low.