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VOL. XLII. NO. 119 NEWBERRY. S. 0., TUESDAY OCTOBER 10, 1905. TWICE A WEEK, $1 50 YEAR
PRESIDENT COTTON GROW
ERS ISSUES AN APPEAL.
He Says That if Farmers Will Stand
Firm Two Weeks They Will Win
Fight-Refers to Col. Peters
in Withering Words, De
scrbes him as Traitor
to the South.
Atlanta, Ga., October 6.-President
Harvie Jondan, of .the Southern Cot
ton association, today issued an open
letter to the farmers of -the south, in
w1hich he urges them 'to hold -their
ctton for at least two weeks.
He states that if the farmers of
the south stand together 'for two
.weeks and hold their cotton they will
win the fight against those who are
endeavoring to depress the price of
In his letter Presidenit Jordan -re
f ers to thle advice of former Vice-Presi
dent Peters, of Texas, to sell cotton.
He reminds .the farmers -of the south
of the fact -th'at the resignation of Mr.
Peters as vice president of the South
ern Cotton association was demand
ed by the executive committee Sep
tember 6, contending -that Mr.- Pe
ters is no longer vice president of the
association, and !has no right to sign
Itimself as stich. President Jordan re
fers to. Mr. Peters as "a traitor to the
tsoih and an enemy to legitimate
President Jordan closes 'his letter
to th4farmers with a strong appeal
It& "stand together and resis-t to the
last evey attempt to break the pres
--,t oa anized effort of the producers
to -secure fair prices for their staple."
Peters Says Sell.
Dallas, Texas, Ootober 6.-Col. E.
S. Peters, vice president of tie South
een Cotton -associaitton, has issa& a
4etter -to farmers, advising thenl6ell
-*eir cotton. This letter is e*ected
to -anouse criticism .in the Southern
Cct-on. 'ssociation, as the officers o'
tht o "Rnization. supported 'by the
Farmer.s'u'io,. have advised,.farmers
to hold their cotton for eleven cents.
Col. Peters says ihe believes that cot
4t00 will not go any 'higher, and he
predict's -a big crop.
The long expected wished for rain
has come, in abundant showers. Even
now some are saying: "I expect wve'll
get en.ougih of it, shouldn't be surpris
ed if it ruined the cottion, wha-t little
A man recen:'ly remarked, that he'
believed he should .take his cotton to
Saluda. even if he did not get cytite
as much as at Prosperity and New
berry-said he wvanted to go where -:he
dispensary was rhandy-but by the aip
pearance of sdrme of those. whko went
to Newberry last week-hiaving no
dispensary made lit-le difference. in
fact it seemed that blind tiger made
them more nosy than the fuss X they
had 'been in The habit of im'bibing
and no school money in it. One lady
said who has lhd some experience in
the matter, that it was a great mistake
to vote out the dispen-sary as blind
tiger cost twice as much and had a
Mr. 'Chester Tay-lor is makcing ar
rangements 'to move to Greenville
where he will prepare himself for* the
ministry. He is a good man and his,
bleart seems 'n the work.
Mr. Clint Riley, of lMosley, left -this
week, to take charge of a school at
- Mr. Drew Havird, of Havirdville,
w'ho has been very sick for some time.
is improving and is able to walk
about t:he house.
Mr. Fowler, wvh'o has been on an ex
tended visit to various points in the
state, has returned home. It looks
mnata to see his genial face again.
FER IN COLUMBIA
COTERIE OF THE LEADERS
PUT HEADS TOGETHER.
C. C. Featherstone, W. H. Wallace,
John L. McLaurin, L. J.j Bristow,
Joseph A. McCullough, James
A. Hoyt, Samuel M. Grist
News and 'Courier.
Columbia, October 6.-A conference
was held here at the Jerome 'hotel at
whidhi the present prohibition f-igh-t
was generally discussed. As it was
not -iptended to have any political ef
fect it was not mentioned at the time.
Publicity now, however, seems ad
There were at the conference,
among others, Mr. 'C. C. Feather
stone, Mr. J. -A. McCullough, of
Greenville; James A. Hoyt, of Colum
bia; Sam Grist, of Yorkville; W. H.
Wallace, of Newberry; former Sena
tor John L. &cLaurin and Editor
Lewis J. Bristow, of Greenwood. The
idea was to discuss -t1fe dispensary
and pnohibition situation generally.
It is not to be understood that all
who attended the conference are pro
hribitionists or that they favor state
prohibition. Some of them are ad
vocates of local option, but the de
sire was to discuss the situation and
consider how best to avoid blunders
a- this junc-ti-on in the fight against the
It is understood that one of the
chief objects of the conference was to
avoid what many think would be a fa
tal mistake, and -that is the nomi
nation of a state ticI5et. It is urged,
and with force, that ti* nominatiorr
of a state ticket would make it a fight
for men -instead of at present a fight
of principle, and as -long as the per
sonal element can be kept out of the
fight it will continue to be successful.
Jus1 as soon as men begin to make it
the means for running for office it
will become a personal matter and
the candidates will be made the ob
ject of attack and the principle at is
sue will 'be forgotteni.
It is un:derstood that the idea -is to
use every effort to Ihave tihe confer
ence that is to meet here 'during Fair
Week not to make nor 'advise nomi
nations. There are, of course, some
men in public life wh.o think that the
prohibition band wagon is ready -to
carry a load of candidates on to suc
cess, while there, are as many others
who think t!hlat just as soon as -the
wagon begins -to take on a load it 'wil
'be stuck in the mire. The present
success of the movement against t!he
dispensary ought to be the best evi
dence of what can be done by leaving
the fight to the -ind,ivid'ual counties
and 'the thiome people, and not load
ing it with alleged leaders.
In speaking of the conference The
Columbia Record has -this to say:
"It is evident tihat the prohibition
ists are seriously thinking of putting
out 'a state ti-cket despitie the opposi
tion 'to -this .m,ovement on the part of
some of the members 'of the 'organi
zation, who do not think that is The
'best way to win.
"Two meetings have 'been 'held in
Columbia this week and at both of
them members of .the state organiza
tion formed here several months ago
were present and discussed the out
look for a 'state ticket. Among t1hose
here were John L. McLaurin. Joseph
A. M,cCullough, C. C. Featherstone,
L. J. Bristow and others.
"It is regarded rather significant
that at least three of these 'are 'spo
ken 'of as possible nominees should
the party decide on a state ticket
McLaurin. Featherstone and McCul
C. C. Featherstonle was a candidate
for governor in 1898 on this 'icket.
'but was .defeated by WV. 'H. Ellerbe.
The campaign that year was very
cse anrd in 1900 t'he party placed
G. James A. Hoyt in the field. Since
then they have kept up a sort of or
ganization, but early this year they
came *together at a meeting held in
Columbia, and an executive committee
ih:as been formed with a member from
each county. This committee will
meet here Fair week, and it is believeg
that a final decision will be reached
then as to a s-tate ticket. Tn the mean
time those who believe in a state
ticket are holding )occasional meet
ings to see just how the land lies.
In a recent interview in the Record
McLaurin sta.d -tiht he believed that
the party would put out a ticket, al
though he would not say that he was
ouc of politics iand would not be a
candidate. The statement was re
garded as very significant .then, and
the meetings this week were proba
bly of considerable importance."
A CORRECTED STATEMENT.
Mr. E. W. Robertson Gives Figures
Concerning the Two Mills at
Union, October 6.-An error made
in the press report last nigtht gave
.the total liabilities of the Union and
Buffalo cotton mills much in excess
of what it now appears they really are.
As soon as it was discovered .that an
error thad unintentionally been made.
E. W. Robertson, presiedent of both
corporations, was -interviewed and
gave out The following statement:
"While I h'ave not the auditor's re
port before me, I am sure that after
deducting .the quick assets and ad
justing the balance between the prop
erties, t"hat the 'rotal liabilities of both
these mills will amount to approxi
mately $3,ooo,ooo. The plants are
valued by Lockwood, Green & Co., the
famous mill architects of Boston, at
"The executive committee will pro
ceed forthwith wit6 the plans"of re
organizaton, which will be submitted
to -the creditors at -the earliest practi
cable moment. Practically all of
the creditors are cooperating in ev
ery way with .the executive commit
tee in the plan to bring the mills out,
of their financial troubles."
E. W. Robertson, the president and
treasurer, is an entirely disinterested
party, -as ihe is not a creditor, neither
is the bank of which :he is president.
The executive committee is coam
posed of Wjm. Winc.hester, president
of .the National Union 'bank, one of
the oldest and strongest banking in
stitution :in Baltimore: H. C. Fleic
mann of Flei,tmann & Co., large com
mission merchants of New York:
John A.. .Law, president Central Na
tional 'bank and Saxon mills of Spar
tanhurg, and President E. WA. Rob
ertson, National Loan and Exchange
bank of Columbia, which s?hbws that
the affairs of the mills are in the
hand's of some of t-he ables-t and
strongest financiers in tihe country
and is good assurance of the lover
coming of the present situation.
At yesterday's directors' meeting
Emslie 'Nicholson, president of
Nicholson Bank of Union, was elect
ed vice pres.ident Union ootton mills
and A. S. Wattles iof Canton Junction,
Mass., vice presi-dent of Buffalo mills.
St. Paul's Items.
The members 'of St. Paul's ciurch
are all asked to come 'out ion Thurs
day (izth) for the purpose of scour
ing .the church, cleaning windows and
to clean the yard; bring dinner and
we will have a regular picnic.
Mrs. T. H. .Wedeman left here Sat
urday to spend the winter with 'her
hsband in Baltimore. Mr. W'edeman
is attending -the medical college of
Prof. Counts will meet his musi-c
class at the church next Sunday af
ternnon. Ev-erybody interested in
churc'h mus-ic s,hould come out and
lend a hand.
Mr. Rufus Epting, who got hurtr
sometime ago at Green'wood. is at
hi. ftiher's mnc'h i mpnroved. E.
APPEAL TO THE
KEEP COTTON OFF MARKET
TILL PRICE GOES UP.
President E. D. Smith of the South
Carolina Division of Southern
Cotton Association, Appeals
to Farmers Not to Sell
at Present Prices.
To the Farmers, Merchants and
Bankers of South Carolina: In view
of thie present decline in the price of
cotton I consider it my duty to make
an appeal to the farmers to hold their
cotton off the market. I ask that the
merchants and bankers assist them
in doing t-his. The merchants, by
not pressing them, and the
bankers by lending them sufficient
money on tdheir cotton to enable th
to meet the obligations that cannot
'The price fixed by the executi
Committee at Asheville at ii ce
may seem. to some rather high, but
wihen tli/#New Orleans convention
fixed cotiton at ten cents -the difefr
ence between the current price at that
time -and ten cents was very muci
greater than the current price now,
anoi eleven cents. You will recall that
cotton, when .the New Orelans con
vention assembled, was under seven,
about .six and a hialf. By standing
together, by unity of action, by a lit
tie. sacrifice and patriotism, the South
ern..C-otron association forced the con
sum:er to pay to the producer more
than 'ten cents. Have you thought
what that difference in price meant to
the individual and the south? ThIe
gnower -has a right to fix the price
of his product, and can fix it .if he wil
stand by this association, which is
making a gallant fight 'to keep the
speculators getting cot.ton at theirown
Let every farmer withdraw his cot
ton. from the market. This will check
the !receipts, and -the market will be
bliged to advance. If you :have to
.sell try to find -siome man who will
buy it and retire it from the market.
There are plenty of men in each coun-.
ty of sufficient mean's and patriotism
to do this:
In spite of rThe report circulated by
the bears and their allied interests,
who are trying to depress the price
of your cioton, we are reliably in
formed that th?roughouVrthe southern
states 'throiigh the influence of the
Southern Cotton association the farm
ers are holding their cotton off the'
market. Let us .stand gy our southern
brothers in this great fighit. Tt means
she financial emancipation of our be
loved southland. Yours truly,
E. D. Smith,
President S. C. Div., S. C. A.
Mr. J. W. Hialtiwanger, of Wihite
lock, visited friend's in town l.ast Sun
Gilliamn's barber shop was moved
yesterday to the room up stairs over
he 'Cash store.
In addition to committees already
announced from No. 9 township the
following are appointed for the school
districts named: Saluda-J. Cal Cook,
J. E. Monts, D. M. Bedenbaugh. Lit
tle M'ountain-W. A. Countis, A. N.
Boland, Luther W. Shteely.
Rev. J. B. Haigler, of Wentzel's
Lake, Nova Scotia, visited former pa
rishioners at Sp.ring City, Pennsylva
nia, and Mrs. Haigler's former home,
at Newberry, S. C.. before taking
charge of 'his new pastorate at White
Rock, S. C., on October ist.-Luther
Tommy-What's de mat.ter, Chim
mie? Yer look sore.?
Chimmie-Sure I'm s'cre. I got
up early yistid'y mornin' an' an
chored mesel' alongside o' dat big
knothole in de fence at de baseball
groun't; den w'en de game begins de
overflow crowd lined up in front o'
Mrs. Nora Ruff, of Ruff. whio has
been sick for some weeks is improv
There will be services at Salem
Baptist church next Sunday and the
rite of baptism will~be administered
to several candidates, after which the
communion of the Lord's Supper will
Among the children who gave what
they earned one day to th'e orphan
age were those of Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
Smith. They are always first in any
good cause: "The way the twig is
bent, the -tree inclines."
The -mocking birds are again dis
coursing sweet songs. It is said .that
their mates .are silent during dog days.
,Mr. W. C. Pearsall made a busi
ness trip to Saluda this week.
Ruff Bros. visited Saluda one day
this week. .
Mr. Osborne Rogers took several
mules to Saluda Monday; he is noted
for his trading propensities and can
be found nearly every day at the
Mr. J. C. Berry, who always has an
eye for 'business, served hash to the
,hungry ones who visited Saluda 'on
the first Monday.
As the gardens are bare -and the cry
of "nothing to boil" is heard nearly
every one thinks -they had better go
into the butchering business-and
every Saturday morning start out with
a load of fresh meat.
A Day Dream.
I sit on the step of my cottage door
And dream of the home, that I loved
And the waving boughs of the willow
In the garden at home, seem beckon
ing to me.
The old house stands by the river side
That 'I left long ago a happy bride;
The woodbine twines over the quaint
In, fancy I cross its thresh old once
My mother sits in her accustomed
A smile ill,umes her sweet old face.
My father's voice grows soft and
As he prays for me, his wandering
A sweet young sister, so fra-il and fair,
Withi eyes of blue and auburn hair;
A patter 'of flootsteps is heard. in the
An'd the baby one enters, the best
lov'ed of all.
But the vision has faded, I see them
And I slowly arise from cottage door
And whisper and sigh, "Oh, why did
Away among stranger, so far from
HOTEL CHANGES HANDS.
Mr. C. E. Fant Succeeds Mr. Du.ff in
the Management of "The Dar
The following is from the Darling
ton corresponden-ce of the News and
Courier unLde'r date of the 6th and as it
concerns a Newberry boy we fee1 sure
it will be read with interest. We are
delighted .to see the success with
which Caldwell Fant is meeting.
The Darlington 'hotel, w,hiich, under
the management of Mr. 'A. F. Duff-t,
has become a popular rendezvous for
the travefling .men, ch'anges hands
this after'noon, Mr. C. E. Fant, for:
merly assistant manager, assuming
full control.l. Mr. Fant is a native of
Newberry, but he 'has made many
friends in -this part of the state, and
his popularity, coupled wi.th his busi
ness ability, assures for him success.
Under 'his management the Darling
ton hotel willl lose none of its pres
ent patronage. and 'in view of several
cmtemplated improvements is ex
pecte'd to become a great deal more
attractive. A great many -travelling
men wvill part with quite a "tear of