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WILSON EXPLAINS CHANGE.
Interivew With Congressman Lever Con
cerning Weight of Bales in Cotton
Zack MtGhee, Washington cor
respondent*of The State, sends his
paper the following under date of
The State which reached Wash
ington this morning contained
criticisms upon Secretary Wilson
of the department of agriculture,
because the recent estimate of the
cotton crop for this year, as issued
by the department, was made on
the basis of gross weight bales,
whereas the calculations heretofore
have been on the basis of net weight
Had the estimate been made on I
the net weight basis a difference in 3
the estimated size of the crop of
5oo,ooo bales would have been f
shown, and the bureau estimate I
would have been 9,659,427 bales r
instead of 10,167,818 bales, a con- a
siderable difference in favor of the r
With these editorial criticisms, r
Representative LeVer, who is an ar
dent advocate of the Southern Cot
ton association and at the same time a
a member of the house committee E
on agriculture and a friend of Sec
retary Wilson, called upon that of- a
ficial and requested some explana
tion of the charges made.
Upon his return to the capitol,
Mr. Lever gave out the following
statement: "I have just seen See
retary Wilson and talked with him
about the editorial criticisms of his
recent. estimate of the size of the
cotton crop. He met me cordially I
and seemed entirely frank in his
explanation. It is true as charged
that the department has heretofore
estimated the crop in net weight
bales, and as this was the point of
criticism, I asked the secretary to
explain to me fully why the change I
has been made to the gross weight
"He explained that,. there are
only two sources of information
as to the size of the cotton crop
with whichr the government had any
concern, namely, the census bureau
and the bureau of statistics in the
department of agriculture. The
census bureau has adopted thie plan
of issuing its ginners' report upon1
the basis of gross wveight bales,
that is, a bale of 500 pounds in
c luding bagging and ties. That
there might be no confusion in the
public mind as to the size of the1
crop, he thought it wise to adopt
.the same system as that followed by
-the census bureau, and hence his ~
estimate upon the gross weightj
"The truth is that a bale of cot-'
* ton in commercial parlance is sup
posed to wvelgh 500 pounds, andl
that includes lint, bagging! and ties.j
The department's estimate hereto
fore has been in bales of 478
pounds lint. 22 pounds for bagging
and ties, not included, but, of
course, a farmer understands a bale
of cotton to be its gross weight, in
cluding bagging and ties.
'T'he estimate in gross weight
ought not to confuse any one, since
the cotton experts -and the cotton
farmers, too, are familiar.with the
difference in gross and net weight,
and the calculation from gross to
net weight, and vice versa is quite
"I think these criticisms are per-1
haps based upon a misapprehen
sion of the situation, and I think
they do the statistical bureau an in
justice, unwittingly, I know. It
may be that this was an unfortun
'ate time for the secretary to change
the basis of his estimate in view of
the tremendous pressure being
Our second car of E
when cotton goes to 1E
have just receiv
Buy from us a RevE
(our grain crop will pa:
rought to 'bear' the market, and
et I feel there was no design upon
is part in making the change. I
eel sure he considered it to the
ublic interest that the two govern
1ental sources of statistical inform
tion should carry to the. public
aind the same idea as to the weight
d a bale of cotton. In his judg
nent as to this, it seems to me that
.11 ought to agree.
"I do not wish to appear in the
ttitude of an apologist or defend
r of Secretary Wilson, but my as
ociation with him for two years
ince I have been on the agricultur
1 committee and brought in close
ontact with him convince me that
e is not only a man of the most
bsolute integrity, but that he is
leeply interested in the agricultural
velfare of the south. I cannot for
ret his earnest appeal to our com
nittee in behalf of the $5oo,oo ap
ropriation for dealing with the
o1l weevil of the south. And while
t seems the efforts of the experts
long these lines have been some
hat futile, at the same time it has
ot been due to any lack of aggres
veness upon the part of the de
"b recall, too, that no department
f the government expends so
uch of its appropria.tion in the
outh in proportion as that of the
lepartment of agriculture. That
here have been unfortunate scan
lals arising in connection with this
epartment is true, but I feel con
dent that Secretary WVilson will
iot let up in his efforts to place the
~uilty ones behind the gars where
hey belong, for .after all strikes
onstitute the only remedy for mis
foing in high and low places."
The railroad from Honea Path
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:he people concerned.
Mrs. Stanley of Beliford is
hought to be fatally wounded by
pistol shot inflicted by her own
ands last week. She was handi
pg the pistol wvhen it was accident
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State of South Carolina.
County of Newberry.
Court of Common Pleas.
Charles J. Purcell, Plaintiff,
~dney J. Dominick, Mary Lee Dom
inick, Emma Irene Dominick, Dais:
E. Dominick and Peter F. Baxtei
By an order of .the Court herein,
will sell ~before the Court House a
Newberry, S. C., Salesday in January
1906, all that tract of land lying an!
being situate in Newberry County, S
C., containing Three Hundred an!
Thirty-Nine acres, more or le.ss, an!
bounded by lands of Jno. D. Pitts, th
Estate of 3. H. Williams, Mrs. Su
Smith, Dr. J. McIntosh and tract
Numbers 3, 4 and 1 of whar is know:
as the J. C. Hill Place as will mor
fully appear by a plat thereof mad
by Jas. F. Glenn, August 5-th., 1895
and on file in the case, Mayer vs. Har
Al so. all that tract lying and 'bein~
situate in the County and State afore
;aid, contzaining rITwo Hundred Forty
Four and Four-Tenths Acres, more o
less, bounded by lands of or formerl,
f Estate of 3. W. Rhodes, Estate o
Dr. Clark, Jno. Brooks and Richi
Place, Hunter Place and Kinard Plac<
as will more fully appear by plat mad
by Jas. F. Glenn, Surveyor, and o
(ile in said case.
Also, all -that tract of land lyin,
and being situate in the county an
state -aforesaid, known as the Dic
Quarter tract, containing One Hun
dred and Forty acre.s, more or les
bounded by lands of Laura Maye
other lands belonging to the c.hildre
of Preston Dominick, deceased, P. C
Smith and Cas.son Creek.
Terms of sale: One-Third of th
purcahse money to be paid cash, bal
ace to 'be secured by bond of pur
chaser and mortgage of premises sokc
credit portion payable in two eque
annual installments with interest fror
date of sale at eight per cent per an
nm until paid in full, with leave t
purchaser to anticipate the credit por
tion in whole or in part.
HI. H-. Rikard,
Newberry, S. C.,
irrived. We can sell yoi
ave them climatized and r
farness and R
EE Wagons and want to s
i put your grain land in g
ZTY, S. C.
: NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
t MENT AND DISCHARGE.
Notice is -hereby given that the un- n
dersigned will make a final settlement C
as Executor on the estate of Minta w
Titus, deceased, in the Probate I<
Court for Newberry county on the a
29th day of December, 1905, at xi v
o'clock a. m. All persons -holding h
MASTER'S SALE. 0
I State of South Carolna, a
-County of Newberry,
Court of Common Pleas. c<
1 Sara Ann Clark, Julia Clark and tj
Maggie Clark, Plaintiffs, r<
Harry Clark, William Clark, Henson
Clark, John R. P. Clark, Iola Clark,
J. Thomas Clark, J. Roland Clark
- and Edw. R. Hipp, Defendants.
By an order of the -Court herein,
I will sell to the highest bidder at
public outcry, before the Court House
door a-t. Newberry, S. C., during the
legal hours of sale on the First Tues
day (Salesday) in January 1906, that 'l
I certain tract of land situate in said
- County of Newberry, State of South
Carolina, containing one hundred and
thirty-eight acres, more or .less, r
- bounded by lands oj -the estate of R.
SP. Clark, 3. 3. Reeder, A. F. Reeder,
deceased, and 'of R. Y. Leavell.
Terms of sale: One-half of the pur
chase money to 'be paid in cash, and
the balance on a credit of twelve .
months, with interest from day of
sale, secured by bond of purchaserj
and mortgage of the premises sold,
with leave .to purchaser .to pay all
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers.
H. H. Rikard,
Master Newberry County, S. C.
December 7th., 1905.
Fresh lot Seeded Raisil
iNew Orleans Syrup, l\
'Sour Kraut, Grape Nut
Prunes, Figs, Dates, Fr
sEvaporated Fru~t, Mince
G. D. Da
Phone 1 10.
SA Wedding A
f He loved the girl very much, .
e .Thbat was his business.
SShe loved him just as well,
e ~That vu as her business.
They decided to be
That was their
.We have Boys' Suits for 75 cents up.
' Men's Suits for $4.oo up.
Jeans for Pants from 15C. yd. to 5oc.
e Shoes for the Baby, and Shoes for ti
, Hats for the Men and Caps for the B<
1 Groceries without which no newi
can do without, and i
-i turnish you th~
-I Yours for t
S. S. Bir
i cheaper now
eady for heavy w
ood condition so tha
Notice is hereby given that The an
ial meeting of the County Board of
ommissioners of Newberry County
ill be held on the 4th -day of January,
)o6. All persons holding demands of
ly kind against the county not pre
ously prejented to the board are
zreby notified and required to file the
tme with the clerk of the board on
r before the 1st day of January,
)o6, so that they may be examined
id ordered to be paid at the annual
teeting. All persons holding such ac
)unts or claims not paid will deposit
em with the clerk of the board, as
quired in this notice.
Fred H. Dominick,
lerk County Board Commissioners.
Inly Seven Grain
hey should be in the
ands of the farmers
J. W. W HITE.
Dr ollre boko a
AN men~t Ades Dr
Whiskey Cue "
as,. Currants, Citron,
s, Cream of Wheat,
ench Peas, Dried and
11 soon need Groceries,
ry Goods, Furnit are, Shoes, &c1
THAT'S OUR BUSINESS.
Men's Coats and Vests $2.50 up.
Pants from 75c.. to $5-00.
Nice Calico for dresses 5c. yd.
1e Boys and Girls, and Shoes for
>ys, and above all, we have the
y wed or old married couple
's our business to