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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, February 6, 1906.
Congressman A. F. Lever has in
troduced a bill to promote the dairy
industry of the United States; by ap
propriating $20,000 to be expended
through the dairy division of the de
partment of agriculture, in coopera
tion with individual dairymen and
state experiment stations inh 'sucl
dAtes most in need of such help. Thi;
is a commendable measure and shoul
receive the favorable consideration ol
The effort of Hon. E. E. Verner'
member of the house from OconeE
county, to substitute Webster's spell
ing book, Smith's grammar and Da
vies' arithmetic for some of the pres
ent text books on those subjects may
seem out of date, and his suggestions
may seem somewhat antiquated to
some latter day saints of the school
room, but he is not far from the right
track. Mr. Verner is wise again in
urging for adoption a law requiring
children not to be burdened with too
We' Are Hopeful.
The narrow vote in the house of
representatives by which the coinpul
sory education bill requiring children
from 7 to,14 years old to attend school
one hundred days a year was killed
gives the friends of compulsory edu
eatioi in this state much hope. Lit
tle by little the leaven is leavening.
May we not hope that by the next
legislature public sentiment may have
erystallized so that we -can pass a law
of that kind almost unanimously. The
only justification for free schools is
compulsory attendance upon those
schools. Otherwise free schools are
Hardly had we become reconciled
to the slush of the sleet and snow ol
last week, when beautiful balmly
southern sunshine--than which there
is none more beautiful and delight
ful in all the world-greets us.
-The beautiful weather of the lasi
fSw days has - allowed ~ the peopl4
from the county to e6me into towra
freelg', an'd this has caused business t(
pick up a little. All complain: of bad
roads, in some places well nigh impas
sable, conditions which should not ex
* ist in this day of enlightenment and
- - Text Books.
Hon. J. A. Banks, member of the
- house of representatives from Orange
buxrg, -has introduced a resolution in
that body directed to the state board
of education. asking the board to
make as few changes as p)ossible in the
eoming adoption- of text books for the
public schools. If the board will
throw out .Frye&s geographies, Went
worth 's arithmetics, Lee's histories
and a few other equally objectionable
*texts the course will be greatly im
proved. In behalf of thousands of
suffering children and brain-tortured
teachers we beseech the board to
* purge the list especially of Frye 's ge
ographies and Wentworth 's arithme
ties. If the "abomination of deno
tation'' in the form. of school text
* books has ever been:.yisited upon the
schools of ~any~ state, that calamit)
certainiy befell the young people anm
the teachers of this state when Frye's
geographies were adopted. The writ
er, who has -had ..everal years' ser
vice in the school room gives it a
his deliberate opinion thpt childrei
who have been using Frye's geogra
plies for the last five years during it
present adoption will know. less o1
what real geography is and' what il
should tea~eh than at any time in th4
history of his work. If there is de
sired a text that combines biology, an
atomy, physics., geometry, history
* physical, political and sacred geogra
phy--a sort of heterogeneous con
glomeration-and wit-hal a text away
and beyond the capacity of the chil
dren of the age that use them we sug
zest Frye's geographies. In the name
of the school children of the future
who will be most vitally affected we
* express the earnest hope that the pr-es
ent list will be cleared of many text
bo.k tha now enenmber the school
. peo}i . and t(iiren anI really 1)
Sstruct satisfactory wrogress in their
work, and texts more teachable be t
substituted in their stead.
Cotton Area For 1906.
What shall the cotton area tf the
south be in 1906? Thiis question vani
he as,;ked by anyone. It can alone he
definitely and Correctly answered by
that )reat army of cotton growers.
who will solve the problem for them
selves and the world within the next
90 days. The great. Cotton conven
tion, which met at New Orleans, La..
January 11-13. 1906, and the execu
tive committee of the Southern C>
ton association, which convened at
the same place on January 15th, both,
harmoniously and without a dissent
ing voice, passed and recommended
the folowing resolution:
"Believing that the 25 per cent re- ,
duction in cotton acreage, recommend- I
ed and insisted upon by the Southern
Cotton association at its meeting at I
New Orleans, La., a year ago was em
inently wise and salutary. this com
mittee suggests with all the insistence
at its command that for the year 1906
the Cotton association endeavor to
continue that work, to the end that e
the original 25 per cent reduction
from the acreage of 1904 may be ae
complished in* the year 1906."
It is generally admitted that the re
duction in cotton acreage for 1905
amounted to an average'of 15 per cent.
The demand for a full reduction of 25
per cent from the enormous area C
planted in 1904 would meon that we
must still further redue the area
planted in 1906 from tha f 1905 at
least 10 per cent. Those farmers who'
reduced their. cotton acreage 25 per.
cent last year will not be asked to re
duce again this year, but they wvill be
expected to hold their aereage down.
to that planted last year. Those far
mers who did not reduce last year are
expected to cut their acreage 25 per
cent. this year.. The man who-reduc
ed 15~ per cent last year is expected to
cut his acreage another ten per cent
*this year. In other words, it is im
perative that the cotton area planted
on every farm in the south this year
shall b~e at least 25 per cent less than
that planted in-the spring of 1904.
This is easily understood and should
be strictly carr,ied into practical oper
ation if the advice of the best brains
*front lea.din~g southern farmers, thle
Southern Cotton association and the.
perils of over production are to be
heeded. The farmers are generally
getting- into position of thrift and in
dependence. This is due tethe fact
that for the past few -years, with but
one exception, the crops of cotton
rown. have not materially exceeded
the demands for consumption, and
fairly god prices have prevailed.
Diversification the Watchword.
That the area- planted in cotton last
*year was too large there can be no a
question of doubt.. But for the bad
climatic conditions prevailing in the
southwestern states, we would have.
Iproduced over 12.000,000 bales and
suffered a tremendous depression ini
prices. With the area planted in 1905,
*which amouuted to 27,000000 acres,
it is easily possible, with normal sea
sons, to produce a crop of over 13,- .
000,000 bales. What is the . sensible.
thing to do; cut the acreage and hold
production within the. limits of coni
sumpt ion at good prices or plant
largely, produce superabundantly and
sell at ruinous, prices ? This is the
question which now confronts every
cotton groiver in the south. Diver
sification is the key note to the prop
er solution of the problem. Plant
more land in food-supply crops; less
land in cotton, live at home, and sell
your stap)le crops slowly, and at pri
ces showing a profit on the year 's la
Sbor. Cotton is today the -cheapest
commodity on the market. tiguring
the true cost of -its production.
The true doctrine of diversitication
and reduction in cotton aereag'e will
be preached from every hilltop and
valley, by the officers and memb)ers of
the Southern Cotton association. dur
ing the next 90 days. The entire
southern Press will be urged to lift
its voice, in behalf of these two fun
damental propositions upon which the
south must stake her fortunes in 1906.
The wise man will -heed this advice.
and exercise every possible influence
over any of,his neighbors who are not
disposed to exercise p)rudIence before
it is too late. Make your farms self
sustaining, and gro happy anid pros
A.s the uiai~kets ot~ the world are
3radually broadened and the demand
nureases. then. and not till then. let
he acreage in cotton be increased.
Zegulate the supply to meet the pres
nt existing demand for consumption,
ind thereby have a controlling voice
n the prices of the raw product. No
)oNwer on earti can contri] prices,
vhen the legitimate laws of supply
md demand are recklessly disreg-a rd
d. The farmers are the arbiters of
heir future fortunes.' We will point
he way to success. Pause and re
lect before it is too late.
President S. C. A.
Little Agnes is twelve years old.
5he is a poetess. She has, maybe, a
ense of humor, and positively, she
lid not like her stepmother. On the
atter's birthday the youthful rhymer
)ut forth all her powers to please the
ady who had usurped her own moth
I's place. The quatrain ran as fol
I thank you for your kindness,
I thank you for your love,
And hope God will reward you
By taking you above!
Her stepmother hardly knew wheth
r this was to be taken prematurely
r not. She supposed not!
On salesday in February. 1906,
ve will sell at public auction in
ront of Court House at Newberry,
hat tract of land in Newberry
ounty, containing 135 acres, more
r less, known as tle Montgomery
lace,. and adjoining lands of Geo.
. Mower, Mrs. Texanna Suber
.nd John Brooks.
Terms: One half cash, balance
iayable one year from day of sale.
o be secured by bond of the pur
haser and mortgage of the premi
es sold with interest from date of
ale; ,with leave to pay all cash.
urchaser to pay for papers.
W. W. Fellers,
H. E. Todd,
Jno. W. Kibler,
Earhar'dt, Stewart & Wells, Mgrs.
Eugenle .Spofford Offers
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~RICES: 25c., 50c, 75c., $1.00, $1,50
The Cotton -.
with a habit is deter
mined to get the best.
possible results from his
labor-therefore, he sees
that his lands are well
This is a mighty good
habit, too, by-the-way
for they enrich the soil,
greatly i ncr e ase th e
.acreage, and make cer
tain the largest crop of
your dealer cannot
brNof fertili ze,
dro us a l?stal or letter
with the best fertfer
at the least possible cost
CHEMICA L COMPANY
at any one of these cities:
Nuhm . C. Montgoey Ala.
Charleston, 8,0. 2~emphiS, Tenn.
c. &1- .
Notice is hereby given that we, the
undersigned Jury Commissioners for
Newberry County, S. C., will on the
10th day of February, 1906. at nine
'clock A. M. in the office of the
Clerk of Court draw the names of
thirty-six men who are to serve as
Petit Jurors for the court of Common
Pleas for Newberry County, S. C., be
ginning February 26, 1906, and con
tinuing for one week.
John L. Epps,
William W. Cromer.
John C. Goggans.
Jury Commissioners for Newberrv
County, S. C.
January 29. 1906.
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
Don't fdrget to
send your girl a
nice Valentin e
on the 14th, and
be sure- you see
my stock. I have
just the one she
at i to 2 cts each.
Lace at 5c to
If yodr success comes in
a small way, save a part.
Small amounts soon yield
the large, if left in our Sav
ings Department. A small
sum, even a dollar, will
start an account and it's
here for you subject to
your call at any time.
Four per cent. interest
"The Bank for Your Savings"
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Lr and Cuff Sets,
The Exchange Bank
Commenced business September. 19I5. Si:
Loans and discounts. .......... 8 79,304 12 (
Furniture and fixtures ...... 3,251 7.51
Due from Banks ... ....... 11,61689 1
Overdrafts .................. 462 631
Cash and cash itens........... 23,50 44
We beg that you give our statement yo
spectfully solicit your business.
We are prepared to offer you every fac
justify. Remember, too, we pay 4 per c(
compounded semi-annually, January and
J. D. DAVENPORT. President.
R C. CARLISLE, Vice-President.
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For full informati
Routes, Etc., cc
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
of Newberry, S. C.
Kty per cent of Capital Stock called for,
,apital Stock paid in.... $ 31,330 *00
?rofits less expenses paid.... 2;045 92
3anks........... $ 1,457 03
,ndividual ..83,307 88-$ 84,764 91
ur careful consideration, and we re
ility which your business and balance
knt. interest in our savings department,
July. We take deposits from $1.00 up.
M. L. SPEARMAN, Cashier.
GEO. B. CROMER, Atty.
~et as much
' Sleeping Cars
edules on All
ates are now in.
on as to Rates,.
R, W, Hunt,
Division Pass. Agent,
Ch-2rlston, S. .