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HOLD YOUR COTTON
SAYS MR. E. D. SMITH
PRESIDENT OF ASSOCIATION
REVIEWS THE SITUATION.
Warehouses Badly Needed-Farmers
Advised to Store Their Cotton
Now-Ship it to Columbia.
Mr. E. D. Smith, state president of
the Southern Cotton association. on
Saturday gave out an interview in
which he said:
"I am just back from a trip in the
eastern section of the state and I find
that all of the cotton is practically
open and in some sections gathered.
The out turn is far below what was
anticipated before picking began.
There is no top crop at all, and th?
entire picking with the force of hands
now available, will, according to the
statement of the best posted farmers.
be completed entirely by the 15th of
--Th'e out turn of the lint from the
seed is shorter than it has been in
"I wish to call attention to the farm
ers of this state to the government
report issued this week, in which it
is said 'that there was a deterioration
on sandy lands, but that the clay
lands were green and growing. This
will give some idea of the mislead
ing statements that are sent in offi
cially to the trade, and which help
to depress the market temporarily.
"I thave traveled over the entire
Piedmont section with the exception
of some few patches too small to be
worthy of note. There is a ~univer
sally arrested development. The
squares have been shed, the leaves
are yellow, and the condition of the
cotton generally is no better than
that in the lower section of the sandy
"Reports are coming in that the
farmers are selling their cotton re
gardless of the price, which is also
untrue. I am in a position to give
a better estimate of the South Caro
lina crop, I presume, than any other
one man. I hope that I ami honest
enough and fair minded enough and
truthful -enough not to attempt to
deceive myself or those who have
placed confidence in me, or trade at
large: and I unhestitatingly say that
from the present indications, this is
the smallest crop that has been made
on the same acreage in four or five
vears. The final out turn will prove
what I say.
"To the farmers in general. and to
the members of the Southern Cottor
association in particular. I wish to
say that this is the time both for t'he
success of the assiciation and for -the
financial benefit that will accure for
them to hold their cotton. Let every
merchant and banker and every farm
er lend his aid one to the o:'her for
the purpose of withholding 'his cot
ton from the market.
"I nave jiust read a telegram fronm
northern Texas in which a prominent
New York spot dlealer says that last
night his agent in Texas'and the ter
ritories was able to buy 1oo bales
only, again st .3.600 .same date last
"Throughot the state of Texas
and the territuries. Mlississippi. Louis
:ana andi Arkansas come the same re
ports. All advice from these states
indicate a crop condition as had or
worse than ours.. I would advise all
those within reach of warehouses,
where rates are reasonable, to ship
their cotton, store it, and where the
interest is not too high, borrow mon
ey sufficient to tide them over their
present need, and enable them to help
win the fight that has been won andi
will he won before this season is
over. Those who have to sell i nw
or at least realize sme moiney on
their cotton are the ones wvhom I am
most particularly interested in bene
fiting. All those in reach of Co lum
bia can ship their cotton in to ware
houses here, and as far as I am able,
I will give it my personal supervis
ion. The rate of interest on money
advanced is the most reasonable that
I haye yet been able to obtain, and
any one wishing to shp cotton to Co
lumbia for storage, by communicat
ing with me, I think will be pleased
with the interest charg'e~d.
"Whfrn the time comes to sell the
cotto shipped to Columiai we can
iave biiycr, fr. -.n miifferent parts of
thdsate. -epre-.eat:ng differem ex
portng.~ rm and d.iffetremt:r mlls. t
b i i:e 'ame.
Need of Warehouses.
"There never was a time when the
absolute need of local ware .ouses was
more acu:ely felt or more apparent
than now. I sincerely hope that
every community will write for plans
a end pecications of which we have
an abundance in this office, and pro
ceed immediately to erect warehouses
sufficient :o store the cotton, and en
able the holders to get advances
Sully in the Game.
"A private letter to me from Daniel
J. Sully indicates tiat he too will
now take a hand in the fight, and that
if the farmers will withhold their
cotton and are wiling to risk it and
send a contribution to him he will
make -an attempt to aid in raising the
price to that fixed by the Southern
Cotton association. His advertise
Iment will appear in all the papers to
morrow. Let every one interested in'
this fight read it, consider it, and acr
according to his own best judgment
in the premises.
"Let every man in the state use his
every endeavor. to withhold his cot
ton from the market. It cannot be
possible that on the eve of the short
crop and with the magnificent fight
that we have just won-fresh in the
memory of all-that we will allow
I the weak to suffer his cotton put on
the marker without coming to his
!rescue; for higher prices are inevita
ble within the near future. This is
the same old trick that the specula
tors have always used to rob the
weak, knowing that this is the rime
for the payment of his debts, meeting
notes and obligations.
"Let every.one lend to those so un
fortunately situated all the aid they
can so that they may, with us, en
joy the benefits that will come later
on with the -higher price cotton."
Facts Reported In Pickens Election.
The findings of Special Master A.
J. toggs as to questions of fact in
the fight being made to overrule the
will of the people of Pickens county
and force a dispensary down t'heir
throats in spite of an avalanche of
"no dispensary" votes have been filed
with the supreme court together with
the testimony taken at the several
It is necessarily a lengthy docu
ment, the report of *'he special mas
ter, though he has made it as brief
and succinct as possible. The entire
election and the various steps taken
are mentioned. With the ex'ception of
one fact that the books of registra
tion were not on hand at tihe polls and
that while each voter was required
to take an oath that he was duly
qualified, certificates of registration
were not required, the entire election
seems to have been carried out in
strict accordance with the provisions
of the Brice act. It seems, t>herefore,
that when the question goes before
the supreme court, it wvill all hang on
the constitutionality of the Brice bill.
The Pickens election is practically
certain of standing if the Brice act
does not crumble.
But in the event the court decides
t'he election invalid there is some
question as to what will be done about
reopening the dispensary. Much de
pends on the general law, and there
may still be room for a fight even
then. But there is not so much ap
prehension about the supreme court.
The Union case :s identical with that
at Pickens except that in the latter
election there may be even less chance
of loop holes, and as to that both
Circuit Judge Townsend and Associ
ate Justice Gary have refused to in
terfere along the lines suggested by
the dispensary attorneys. While Chief
Justice Pipe seemed to rhink there
was enough in the Pickeiis sonabble
to order a reference, that can
not be construed to indicate that
he believed the Brice act either con
stitutional or unconstitutional. TPhe
facts in the Pickens election can
have no bearing on the Brice act of:
course, and his order of reference
merely showed that he wanted the
entire matter before him before ren
dering a decision. After all tbc life '
of the law must remain in doiiot until
t'he supreme court passes upon its
Some interesting excerr,ts from Mr.
Bogg's findings follow:
ICct4r ie countv of Pickens at
he time of Ihe filing of these p,ti
ions was three thousand and the
mmher of qualified voters signing
he petition was a little less than one
housand and more than one-fourth of
he qualiied voters of the county.
-That the election was held on the
!o;h day of May. 1905. at which
w' hundred and forty votes were
-ast for the dlispensary and seven
;undred and thirty-five against it.
"That on the coming in of the re
urns the supervisor declared the re
uilt of the election to be against the
lispensary, and notified the govern
r, the state board of control and the
:ounty board of control of said re
"Tha in consequence of instruction
rom t:he governor of the state of
fune-6. 1905, advising the county
)oard that it was their duty to act
n the matter of closing the dispen
;ary. without reference to -The state
)oard of directors, on the 19th day
>fJune. 1905,theoounty boardclosed
ispensary at Pickens and it has re
nained closed ever since and the i
luors on hand were shipped from 'the
"That the supervisor of the county
n good faith .acted under what he be
ieved to be his duty and powers in
)rdering the election, appointment of
nan gers and directing the election
:o be held as provided in his order
md notice of c-'-tion.
"That the managers of the election
:onsisted of representative citizens
>f Pickens county who honestly be
ieved that they were duly and legally
ppinted by proper authority, and
ook the oath, 'rescrib6dzin-the order
f appointment and' conducted the
!lecon honestly and fairly and cer
tified to the supervisor the correct
"That iaid eleciion was entirely
fair and that -io'fraud was intended
or practiced by 'ariy of the officers
:onnected with its matiagemet, and
was conducted with a view: of ascer
taining tihe will of the people to the
issue submitted to theM.
"That the election was freely dis
:ussed by both 'those favoring the is
sue and those against in the public
papers and by cireulars printed by
both sides, calling upon thi voters to
come out and vote tiheir convictions
on the day of the election.
"That with 'the exception of forty
or fifty, those who voted in the elec
tion were duly qualified voters of the
county and wh'ose names appear on
the registration books and men who
have paid their taxes."
Quick Handling Of Mails.
A satisfactory device for discharg
ing mails from high-speed trains, for
which post office officials have been
searching for more -than seven years,
h'as at last been discovered and fol
[owing repeated tests, is now in daily
use on one of the Rock Island's fast
mail trains in Iowa.
Captain E. L. West, Supt. of the
Railway .MaiI Service. Chicago, and
other postoffi:ce officials who have
witnessed the workings of the new de
i:e. are enthusiastic over the results
accomplis.h.ed. Equally g'ood per
ormance is shown on trains running
a from fifteen to *as high as seventy
two miles .per hour..
The operation of the maii crane
for picking up mails is familiar but
the problem of discharging mails
afely from t'he same trains. without
azard to the mails. trains and by
star ers, h-as been a difficult one. A
special commission appointed by thie
postmaster gerneral, in t9oa, to ex
amine the various devices offered
the department, made thorough tests
of e.ighteen different devices and re
orted. in May. [903, reje'eting all of
Lhem ais having one or more points
:: inmpracticability. The commission
:onis~ited of E. J. Ryan, Supt. Railway
Mail Service. Boston: B. J. Bradley.
Supt. Railway Mail Service. New
ork: 0. T. Hollaway, Supt. Railway
Mail Ser-:ice, Cincinnati: Capt. E. L.
West, Supt. Railway Mail Service.
hicago; S. M. Gaines, Supt. Railway
Mail Service, Ft. Wort'h; Thos. P.
Graham, Supt. Mail Equipment.
Vashington, D C.; J. H. Crew, Gen'I
upt. Railway A'djustment, Was.hing
:on, D. C.
The Burr Delivering Device was
~mong those examined, but the ob
ections entered against it have been
vercome. The device is entirely
tutomatic and is operated by air
instantaneous act;on necessary. is
The device cornsists of a platform
arranged in -'e car door. on which
the sacks of mail to be delivered are
placed. Contact between the crane
on the statin platform and a trigger
on the mail-catching arm on the car,
puts -he mechanism in operation,
which ejects the mail sacks into a re
ceiving box placed at the side of the
track, so constructed that t.he air is
forced into ei.ther end by the momen
tum of the pouch and Thus acts as a
cushion, preventing damage -o the
pouch or its conten'ts. The Burr de
vice, combined with the standard
crane, 'can be operated either to catoh
or deliver mail.
The Rock Island has done much in
the past few years to facilitate west
ern mail service and in affording
opportunity for development of -the
Burr Mail-Catching and Delivering
Device, has given valuable aid to the
postoffice department and the com
mercial interests of the country.
Mail is being regularly delivered by
the new 'device fron the Rock Is
lan-d's Colorado Fast Mail at An?ta,
Adair, Casey, Stewart and Dexter,
Iowa. The saving of time is fraction
al at -each station but when the device
is in full operation on all mail cars in
the country, it will undotrbtedly re
suft in establishing new record for
the movement of long distance mails
and also extend the fast mail service
to many minor cities and towns now
served only by local trains.
Farmers association will meet next
Saturday at Beth Eden at 3 o'clock.
Farmers meeting at Slighs Satur
day at 4 o'clock.
W. P. Counts,
A Call to Cotton Growers.
The township Cotton associations
hereby called to meet at' their
respective places of meeting on Sat
urday, SeptemIer 23, 1905, at 3 p. m.
to elect delegates 'to a county asso
ciation to be held at Newberry on
October 2, 1905, and to collect 3
cents per bale of this year's crop
from each member for expenses of the
R. T. C. Hunter,
The new hotel at Anderson is ex
pected to be finis'hed by November 1.
Walter Smith, son of W. F. Smith
at Gaffney, had the misfortune to
-sever one of his fingers while playing
with a hatchet.
A dispensary clerk at Columbia says
that shipmentcs of whiskey are being
made by the Columbia dispensaries to
consumers in Union and Newberry.
Valuable Lot For Sale In Pomaria.
On Saturday, September 30, 1905,
at 1o o'clock a. in., we will sell to
the highest bidder for cash that lot
of land in the town of Pomaria,
known as Aull and Miller stable lot,
containing one hilf acre, less the lot
cui: off for store of H-entz Bros. 30
X 75 feet.
Possession given at once.
Adam L. Aull,
J. F. Miller.
I am now ready to furnish'
you your School Books.
Pencil Boxes, Tablets,
School Bags, Book and
Shawl Straps, Black
board Cloth, Black
board Erasers, Rubber'
Erasers, White and
Colored Crayons, Pen
cils, Ink, Pens, Compo
1sition Books, Slate,
Sponge and Pencil.
Come early and avoid the
rush. Books sold for cash only.
OUR STOCK OF
And, promise the
best prices to
English Broad Cloth 54 in.
wide at 84c. yd.
Dark Checked Serge, 49c. yd:.
All the shades in~ Venetians.
and Coverts, Wool, just for a!
starter, 49c. yd.
Black Goods, Henrietta, Pru
nella, Serge, Armure and all
the leading weaves at prices to
make you buy,
Castillian Mohairs for suits
Mrs. Hair and Miss Flourney
will take pleasure in showing.
you the pretty and up-to--date
stock of Millinery.
With $10.00 cash purchase
we give free a Columbia Clock.
Standard Patterns 10 and
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