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VOL. XLII. NO. 132 NEWBERRY. S. 0.. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24.1905. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 YEAR
SAYS HOLD FOR 15 GEN
HE PREDICTS YET HIGH]
If the Manufacturers Refused to I
xi Cents When they Could Have
Gotten the Staple at That
Price They SMust Take
Columbia, November 22.-'-Mr.
. Weston, who is now in charge
the office of the-South Carolina C
ton Growers' association, while Pr
ident E. D. Smith is out in Te>
mushing the fight and getting thew<
S -planned for next year, has given<
an imp&rtant card to the press of I
&ate, which ought to be of espec
inte'rest. He writes as. follows:
To the Farmers of South Caroliz
In-the absence of our State preside
ir. E. D. Smith, who is now cz
vassing Texas in the interest of I
Southern Cotton accosiation, I i
-sire to say a few words to you in r
erence to the app'eal that has rece
ly been made to you by the cent
office, at Atlanta, to hold your cbtt
for higher prices. Let me remind y
that in every instance in which t
association has joined iksues w
those Who were fighting , to sect
your cotton at their prices you ha
won a brilliant victory. The sai
ipeople who are now urging you
-part with your cotton predicted tf
ten cents would not be.*secured as <
manded by the New Orleans conv<
tion for the action and taking the
vice cof the association, in the face
a fourteen million bafe crop you
cuired ten cents -for your cott<
When you were appealed to redr
-y,ur acreage and fertilizers it -,
predicted by the saie crowd -that y
wofild ,be treacherous - towards ea
other and increase both acreage a
fertilizers. This slander upon t
Southern farmers was disposed of
4fe Government' report, on acreal
-when-those that yqu intrusted w
your interest were cohvinced that -t
departnlent of agricultare was bei
azsed tolyouir dtriment, arnd we f
*t our duty to attack -it, we we
ridkiIued ad 'jeered at: abiert4iek
we proved beyond doubt every act
sation we made against the depa
. mnent, and showed it to be thorougi
rotten. When our estimate of t
* crop for 19o5 was made, and in si<
of the short crop, we as'ked that t
-farmers be paid a eminimumn price
ni cents for 'their cotton, you heard
*all sides that this -was too much;
throughout thre South that price 11
been paid. The estimate of the 9
sociation has again been confimed
the ginners' report; which has ji
been issued. If, the spinners of t
-jrid are now made to pay more
their cotton whose fault is it? Thi
rnad ample opportunity to go into t
!Trket and 'buy at II cernts, yet thl
preferred to believe the predictions
T'heodore Price, and a campaign w
inaugurated .which had for its obj<
-the stampeding of the farmers of
South. All reports confirm the As:
ciation that cotton is worth more th
n .cents and 'in the near future v
jbring 'more than 11 cents. The qu
ion is si.mply- this: Who shalt
the benefit of t.his advanced pric
We appeal to you to' sign the pledh
That have been sent out and stand
'the Association in .this fight. All tl
talk of cri.ppling and ruining the ms
;afacturing interests is veritable bota
Ti the manufacturer has to pay m<
for- his raw material he wi-ll rece;
mnore for his finished product, unl<
that finished product is higher th
some other article which can be si
stituted for its use. Wool, linen a
silk are the competitors of cott
goods and there is a long distance I
tween .those articles and cotton goo
where the raw material wouldr
~cost the spinner more than 12
OUR PROSPERITY LETTER.
[S Pastor Kreps Installed-Signing the
Pledge to Hold Cotton for i5
rR Cents-The Dog Was not
ay Prosperity, November 23.-Mr.
Jas. Luther. of Columbia, S. C., was
,up on a.visit to his' parents last Sun
- Miss Jo Langford ran up to see her
sister, Mrs. J.. D. Quattlebaum Satur
F. -day returning to Swansea Sunday
Miss Lucy Wiheeler spent Satur
es- day at home with her parents .return
.s ing ,to fher school at Tabernacle oin
irk Monday morning
)ut Mr. and .Mrs.C. F. Lathan, of'Little
he MounAin ca~me up Sunday Eo be pres
ial ent at the installation. of Rev. M. 0.
We learn that Dr. J. F. Reames has
- resigned. his position as pharmacist
with the Prosperity Drug Co.
Mrs. Malinda Higgins, of Newberry,
is-;visiting Mrs. J. D. Quattk-baum.
ef- Mr. Mark Rankin one of our St.
Luke's young men has gone *to Flor
ida on a happy mission. He. will. take
unto himself a bride. We do not
know if -he will return to S. C. or re
he side'in Florida. -
ith Sunday was.a great day for Grace
rel. hurch. Such a sight -as three minis
ve' ters in their robes was never seen in
ne this church.- Rev. W. H. Greever, of
to Columbia, pastor of St. Paul's church
kat an-d editor in chief of the Lutheran
e- Church Visitor; Rev. J. A. B. Scherer.
Ph. D.,. LL. D., president of Newber
Ld-. ry college were present to ins-tall the
of pastor, Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps.
Rev. Greever delivered- the charge
to the pastor, outlining his duties to
ce the great head -of- the church, the syn
od and.the. ongrega'ion. Dr. Scherer
delivered the charge .to the people and
if the congregation -will but half way
live up to their duties as pointed out,
he it -will be rich in all good works and
by we feel sure that they Aill try o
by measure up to the point set for- them.
Rev. Greever preached at 7:3Q p. m.
he from the text, "TRte effectual, fervent
prayer of a righteous man availeth
rgmuch." h .was a *iasterly presenta
nti f power of payer. 'No one can
re .ten to. such sermons 'without feel
ing the tbetter for it.
The bells 'are ringing and .from all
rl- accounts will continue to ring for
he many moons, and that many a gallant
hswain .will dotrble his joys and divide
~his sorrows before the cherry blos
cotton now in the hands of -the farm
ers. Those .who have seen fit. to con
Ssistently afid persistently advise the
farmers to t-urn loose their cotton for
by prices less' thlan those fixed by th'e as
ssociation must now answer the in
hedividuals anti the South who has been
or despoiled of millions of dollars -while
efollowing thieir advice. The South
he ern Cotton association wishes to fix a
estaple price for cotton; this can only
ofbe accomplis:hed by the spinner deal
ing direct with the association. We
.c stand ready to meet the spinners
he whenever they desire it. Stand by
the association; it has never advised
*you-to do anything that was contrary
.to your interest; ignore the ad'vice of
nthose 'who 'have only brought loss to
eyou and you will aid mi returning to
ethe Southland millions of'dollars of
:?which she has 'been unjustly robbed.
eIt must be demonstrated to the world
. that .the producers propose to fix the
aprice of their cotton. I api'>ea1 to the
h.zealous, intelligent and 'patriotic coun
rty officers and the rank and the file
>rthr'ou.ghout this State to carry on this
vefight with all the zeal and energy that
ssyou are capable of. We are not re
an sponsible for this fight; we entered in
bto it for the purpose of protecting our
nd cotton, the price of 'which was being
onl forced down, without any reason for
ye it whatsoever, and "damn be he who
ds' first cries 'hold, enough."
ot Francis H. Weston.
~- Secretary S. C. Div. S. C. A.
sonis bloom. This time the- bells ar
ringing in honor of the marriage
Mr. Fred 0. Koon to Miss Berth
Mills. Rev. Z. W. Bedenbaugh pe1
formed the ceremony.
The Sorosis will be entertained o
Thanksgiving by Mrs. D. W. Bolan<
Subject study: "Miscellaneous pros
writers." (r) Of th-e North-Mrs. C. 1
VVchC. (2)- Of the south.
NlMotto: "Some books are tt be tasi
ed, others to be swallowed and som
to be chewed and digested."
The next number of 'the Lyceui
course will be given pn the night c
the 26th of DecenAber.
Rev. J. C. Wessinger, owing to th
fact thai there vas no house availabl
in Prosperity, has temporarily move
to Little Mountain and will serve th
St. Philip's pastorate from there. Wh
don't some one supply this need c
houses in our town.
Miss Lilly Mae Russsell will entei
tain the Jolley Dozen on Thanksgi
Instead of the Sorosis having 'thei
meeting as 'announced on Thanksgil
ing it .will be on Friday, the 24th.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise .have gon
Our magistrate sent -his constabl<
Mr. George S. Merchant, to Fountai
Inn for a person from Saluda count
Coy Duffy who had viQlated some c
the many statutes of the -state.
Mrs. Stouderfnyer, the mother c
Mr. R. I. Stouden-mayer, of our towt
was buried Thursday. She was on
of. the oldest inhabitants and 'wa
ninety or more years old. She wa
laid to rest in St. John's church c
which she was a life long member.
Mr. M. G. Jeans, of 'Laurens, S. C
is visiting Col. J. B. Bedenbaugh. Mi
Jeans represents the Statc Mutu
Life Insurance company of Rome, G;
The St. Paul's school .opfned laE
Monday with Miss Martha Johnston
as teacher. This 'historic~ old schoc
building 'has been refit.ted with nei
and modern school des*s and does nc
seem to be the same bnuilding in w1hic
I learned my a b c and was made t
sttand behind the old blackboard fo
'The Prosperity Stock copany i
expecting a ear Ioad of 'hogs in a da
or so. This is fines we'ather for ho:
Miss Maude Hopkins. of Seneca. 5
C.; is expected to visit Mrs. J. ~
Mrs. Nora Hofman, of Sumter,.
visiting Mrs. Dr. Whieeler.
Miss Juriat Hunter, of St. Luke'
has been visiting.Mrs. A. H. Hawkin
Mr. D. E. Ridgell, of Batesburg
has beep 'on a visit of a couple of day
to his aunt, Mrs. A. M. Lester. M.
IRidgell is now a 'knight of the gri
and a more pleasant young man w
Kave niever met. He is a son of Dr. E
C. Ridgell a former resident of Pros
-Miss Fred Cleveland, of Greenvill<
is visiting Mrs. J. S. Wheeler t'hi
Miss Manie Hunter. of St. Luke'.
has been on a visit to 'her sister, Mrs
Mrs. E. B. Kibler is visiting he
sister, Mrs. Suber, at Whitmire.;
Miss Lubi Hunter, of St. Luke's,i
visiting Mrs. A. H. Hawkins.
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert is visitin
relatives in Newberry this week.
Mrs. Burr' Martin is visiting he
mother, Mrs. H. S. Boozer.
Master Kenneth Baker is visitin
his grandpa (Gen. S. C. Barre) th~
G. Mike Counts is visiting 'his mo4t
er. We are glad to see him 'out agair
He has had quite a long illness.
Miss Novice Brown is visiting th
Dr. 3. B. Simpson -will go to Pacc
let on Friday to visit this aged aun
now about ninety years of age.
Mrs. T. Stewart has retcurned fror
Gary's 'where she 'has been to atten
the funeral 'of her brother, Mr. C
Miss Vir-tor,ia rossonn after a sta
-e of ia week with friends and relatives.
>f has returned to her home in Lees
Dr. Horace Crosson paid a flying
visit to our burg on Sunday and Mon
L Judge Hair made a flying visit to
c Abbeville Tuesday. We suppose his
trip was a fruitful one and that he
caught his game.
Mr. Herman Werts having resign
-ed his position with the Prosperity
e Stock company fias accepted 'the gen
eral agency of The Herald and News
n and will look after collections. So
> treat him gently when he calls and be
sure to let him write you a receipt.
e A *peti-tion is in circul,ation here
e pledging holders of cotton to hold a
d given nimber 'of bales of what .they
e have on hand. When yOur corres
y pondent saw it it was being signed by
f all to whom it was presented. What
a wdnderful difference This will make
to .the cotton planters of the sout' .
We do hope that it will. be such a les
son to our farmers thiat they will nev
r er again have an over production and
that they will control the output each
year as well as the acreage. A 10.
e ooo.ooo bale crop will bring more
money and cost less *co make, gather
, and market than will a 13,000,000 bale
n crop. Why then should we raise even
If Mr. R. T. C. Hunter was in town
lWednesday. He is enthusiastic Ind
1i says, by -ll .means hold your cotton
', for 15 cents.
e Our farmers are.sowing,. consid
s eralble quantity of grain this year.
s VIe stated .in our letter Jast week
>f that Rev.! C. M. Boyd would at-tend
the Moody Bible institute in'Chicago.
We learn that since he has been call
ed to the church in Anderson he will
LI defer this trip and only.visit his par
. ents in Mississippi.
C The-children are charmed with the
e new school building and we feel as
o sured that the teachers are also.
v Again we congratulate them.
t Dr.. C. T. Wyche-has opened up
h one of rhe largesk .stock of Christms
o goods ever brought to our town.. Mrs.
r Wyche. isin charge of this department
and will be. pleased to -how you
s through the stodk..
y Cap- says A. l jgust' can't help it.
That it is: naturil with -him. Cap says
he will be delighted to answer any
;The Cot-ton -Growers' association of
No. 9 are urgently and earnestly re
squested to meet on December 2. and
elect dlelegates :to the county associa
tion on the 9th. The chairman of No.
. 9, Dr. Hunter, urges all interested to
,.meet in the city hiall on Saturday the
2 nd at 3 p. m.
Mr. Bowers has 'received a litter
Sfrom the Pasteur institute in Atlata
e which is said: "I take pleasure in no
tifying you that the rabbits irnoculat
ed from the brain of :the dog you sent
are still well and hearty confirming;
our opinion previously sent you tha
s the dog was not rabid. The inocu
lation test is absolutely conclusive."
We are glad indeed to know this
Sand -ail will rejoice with the parents
of the children who were bitten.
LODGED IN JAIL.
Four Negroes Held for Killing and
g1 Taking Away Cow from Mr.
3. M. Barre.
Cal. Spearman, Lee Spearman and
g Isaac Spearman were given a hearing
s before Magistrate C. G. Blease on
Wednesday, on the charge of stealing
a cow from Mr. James M. Barre, who
1. lives near Newberry, and Jordan San
ders for receiving it knowing it :to be
e stolen property. This is a case in
Swhich the party 'who stole the cow
Swent to the pasture of Mr. Barre, and
t, killed it and cleaned it in his pasture,
leaving the 1-ide. The case.was work
n ed up by Polic1emen Koon and Beden
d -baug'h. Magistrate Blease 'bound aili
). the parties over .to the sessions court.
It is stated that Cal. Spearman admit
y ted the theft.
TO BUY COTTOF
NEW HIGH RECORD MADE FOR
Will Bull Movement on Ginner's' Re
port-Market Advanced Nearly
One Cent Pound, Closing at
79 to 83 Points Higher.
New York. November 21.-There
was a wild b.ll movement in cotton
following the giving out of the gin
ners' report. The May option ad
vanced 97 points or almost a cent a
pound in a few minutes. Tfiere'was
ajtim-p of 40 points between two sales.
There .was an excited scene on the
floor of the exc-hange as the brokers
fought one another to buy.
Esti,mates as to the showing,of the
report bad averaged close to 8,ooo,ooo
bales. and when the actu!al figures
were published the rush to buy fol
New -high records for the season
w,ere soon made, The confusion was
so great that different -prices were
being quoted at .the same time at
different points around the ring and
in some instances there: were gains of 7
10 sto 20 pomts between. sales. Before
the advance was checked March sold.
at 11.76 and May at 11.95 or 11o to
120 points above the 'low level of yes
terday and about ten to twenty points
above the previous 'high level of the -
season on . November io. Arourid
these figures there was 'heavy realiz-_
ing and prices eased off about twenty
points from the top ibut showed con
tinued excitement an4 nervousness.
The market continued very active.*
and the close -was officially describe-.'f
as excited and irregular ata net ad-.,
vance of 79 to 8f points. Total sales
were estimated. at 8oo,ooo bales, of
,which .f-ally 7oow, bales. were traded -
in during -the last hour.
The New Orleans Mke ,.,
New Orleansi. November. 2L
announcement df the ginners r
on' the cotton exchange was fo
by considirable excitevnent,
quickly advancirig 35 to '.4 Po-.t -
The futures market Wa 'teady durd
ing the morning, buk'when the govd
'ernmeut report -was "reA4. at one
o'clock prices iumg~ed up quickly. Jain
nary! went fromero0.71 to 1n.o5; March'
gained 34 points, going from: 10.96~
to 11-50: The reading of the report
created intense excitement and prices~
continued to advance.
December gainzed 87points a$r
January 8r points at u.58; March.-4
9ints at 118o an Ma 87 points at
ix.94. The general expectation was.
that the ginner' report 'would show -i
about 8,ooo.oo bales ginned up to
The Min-elli Bros. up-to-date dra
matic company opened a five night?
engagement Monday night, when they
presented the Dainty Actress, Minaj
Gennell, without a doubt the cutest
and most bewitehing soubrette ac'
tress- that has appeared -here in years
and as Dot in the Queen of Hearts, in
conjunction with her singing and dan- '
cing made a big 'hit. The company is
an able one -and added to the even- ".
ing's success. The -following play will
be played the balance of the week. .
Sandy Cove, Sihadows of Sin and the
famous play, Jesse James Saturday
nightc. Saturday, 'nee, the funny
farce comedy, Lig' jNugget. All
school children, i-'-< ;ts.
Little Mina Ge iel though a stran
ger to our theatre goers has -won a
warm spot in their 'hearts, by her real
ly fine work as an artist and will be
warmly welcomed when she returns.
And our people will do well to partake
of the fine plays she will produce the
rest of the week.
Destiny has turned many a man
down while 'he was waiting for some