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The News of Newberry's Sister City
Prosperity, Feb. 1.-We had the
pleasure of a trip to Little Mountain
ionday. We were glad we went by
rail as the roads were almost, well, al
together in places, impassable. This
is a hustling town and does a nice
business. The Herald and News
ought to have a large list of sub
Mrs. A. G. Wise went to Little
Mountain on Monday to see Miss Toy
Lathau who is at home sick. Miss
Lathan is one of the teachers in the
Brookland graded school.
The Herald and News is requested
Uy Mr. R. T. C. Hunter to say that'
all who desire to contribute anything
towards the fund for the erection of
the monument to the 'Women of the
Confederacy to hand the same to him
as it will be impossible for him to call
an all. Mr. Hunter is committeeman!
for No. 9. Your correspondent will
loe glad to receive any amount for'
Mr. Hunter if it will be more con
venient for you to hand it to him.:
The women ought to have a monu
Mis Jo Langford, of Swansea,
maAe a flying trip to Prosperity last
Sunday, returning to her school Sun
Mr. J. D. Quattlebaum has gone to
Monticello to deliver a lot of mules he
sold in that section.
There was quite a pleasant gather
ing at Pastor Kreps' on Tues4ay.
Rev. and Mrs. Seabrook and-daughter
of Newberry, Rev. Bedenbaugh of the
county and Rev. W. H. Greever of
Columbia were present and enjoyed i
the hospitality of mine host Kreps.
It was an enjoyable occasion and it
was with regrets that your cores
pondent had to forego the pleasure
of the occasion.
Mrs.. A. H. hawkins and Mrs.'
~Hodges were visiting in the St. Luke's
community the past week.
Mrs. Lizzie DeWalt and G. Y. Hun
ter went to Columbia on -Wednesday. ]j
Mrs. S. W. Calmes has been visiting 1
in Little Mountain.]
Mrs. P. E. Wise has so far recover
ed that she will return to her home in
Miss Mary Kinard returned Wed
nae$y night from an extended visit
tojierfrJother. Mr. J1. Win. Kinard,
The ladies' aid society will meet
with Mrs. B. B. Schumpert at the reg-1
Miss Julia Mathis, of Ninety Six, H
is visiting relatives ini and around
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Werts have i
moved into rooms at Mrs. D. H.
The Sorosis will meet on February
9. We will give the topic or subject 1]
in our next letter.
Col. H. C. Moseley left for a trip
to Florida on Wednesday on business.
Miss Janie Kinard, of Leesville, is
visiting her brother, Mr. J. HI. Kin
Dr. J1. Wmn. Folk,. Jr.. and bride:
spent a few hours in town on Mon- 1
day oni their way home.
Mtiss Ethel Paysinger. after a very
pleasant visit to her aunt, Mrs. J. P.
Wheeler, has- returned home.1
Mrs. W. A. Moseley and Mrs. S. E.
Schumpert have returned from a visit4
There will be a meeting at Dr.
Wyche 's on Friday night to organize
a glee club. We are glad to note this1
and trust the efforts along this line 1
will be eminently successful. '1
Miss Annie Leckie has returned to
her home in Chester .after a short
visit to her sister.
We are pleased to note that Mr. D.
H. Wheeler is improving.
Soiiie of otir citizens have a newh
disease or rather an old one broken
out afresh. It is the chicken fever
and your correspondent has a new
attaek of it.. This.disease just now is
the ggdLen plymouth rocks aind there
are others. Oh, but they are beauties.4
Come- down, Mr. Editor, and see 'em.
Mr. Charles S. Schumpert left on
Thursday for Richmond, Va., where,
he goes to enter Massey Business col- 1
lege to study stenography and book
keeping. We wish you much success.
Dr. T. J. Kinard, the veterinarian,
was in town on Wednesday. <
Another one of the staunch citi
zen of No. 9 has been called away. i
There was laid to rest with Masonic i
konors in St. Luk3 's cemetery on f
Wednesa, the reains of Mr. L. i
. oozer. Mr. Boozer was a Con.
ederate veteran and not only did hi
iuty in time of war, he did it in times
)f peace as well. He was a gallani
member of the Red Shirt democarc
f '76 and helped by work and vot(
to rid our state of the vultures tha
were sapping her life's blood. Mr
Boozer was 73 years of age and leave,
two sons and many relatives an<
friends to mourn his death. We ex
tend our sympathies to the bereaved
The funeral ,was conducted by Rev
S. P. Koon.
The Jolly Dozen will in a shor
time hold one of their unusual jolli
acations and fortunate indeed will b
the young man who is so fortunat
as to get an "invite."
Your correspondent wishes to re
turn thanks to the editor of Th
Southern Farmer for copies of hi
paper. We would like to see a cop:
f this farm journal in the hands o.
all our progressive farmers. It i
the only paper of its kind in the stat<
and one of three or four in the south
Subscribe for it and then read it.
Say, Chips, can you tell us what th<
egislature has done. Come now, oh
boy. Come out with it if you knov
it. If you don't know I want to sa:
that you have lots of company.
Miss Marie Bobb is at home for
The recital of Mrs. Browne or
Wednesday evening was quite an en
joyable affair and all who attendei
were well repaid.
Say, Mr. Editor, in your account ol
;he election in the legislature you saii
'he received 169 votes out of 124.
Eow is this. You know we clodhop
pers are not familiar with highe
nathematics and we just can't figur(
Mr. J. C. H. Rauch, of Saluda, wa4
>ver to see us last week.
Miss Toy Lathan is reported to ~b
mproving at this writing.
We are sure that the school ground
vil be beautified in the near futur
is the Sorosis has kindly consented
: cooperate with the school board
a this work. This is the civic im
rovement department or city beau
iful work that we see so much in the
papers but rarely anywhere else
ur ladies will do something,
!he South's Educational Opportunity
['he Manufacturers' Record.
Adding to its wealth at the rate ol
3,,000 a day, the south has ar
>pportunity for educational invest
nent unparalleled in American his*
Infinitely greater in value than its
nineral and timber wealth is the
;outh's wealth in its undeveloped
ovs. There are tens of thousands of
oor white boys throughout~the soutib
n whom there are latent abilities
hich, if quickened and developed
md utilized. would make them greal
eaders in (outhern upbuilding. The
inding of a l,oy who has such abilities
md the development of that boy inte
mreal man, a leader of men, is far be.
pond the discovery of a ,new ore oi
oal or gold mine. The opportunity
hieh the south will henceforth af
ord to such boys is greater than ear
e found in any other section of this
r any other country. How shall we
nd the boys and how shall their abil
ties be utilized to their c wn good and
o the blessing of the south?
A few years ago the Manufactur
rs Record suggested that in view ol
:his situation business concerns and
he people of means throughout the
;outh should undertake to aid in the
ehnical education of poor white
oys. The rich need no help; the- poo1
>y needs not charity, but does need
ssistance. In every technical school
n the south there are a number of
yoys who are paying for their tuitioil
md board by working their way
:hrough college. Some do this by
vork on the farm connected with most
f the schools, often up at 5 o 'clocli
n the morning milking or doing othei
arm labor in order to secure the op
ortunity to get a technical edmca
ion, while others are employed in the
lining-room oi- about the buildings
koing other manual labor. Fortu
ately, for the honor and good sense
>f the scholars in these schools, the
>oys who work their way through do
mot in any way lose social caste or
ositiol. On the contrary, it very
~enerally happens that these boys are
f such force and strength of char
Leter that they are leaders and the
ren of honor in the schools. Where
dozen or maybe 15 or 20 boys can
ind employment in this way and be
bl to work their wny through col
lege, there are hundreds of others
seeking similar opportunities who
cannot he accepted. because in these
schools there is only a certain amount
of work to be done and only a limit
ed number of boys can thus be em
ployed. Some of the presidents of
these technical schools to whom ap
'plications are made have said to the
Manufacturers' Record that their
hearts have ached at. times because
of having to refuse so many who de
sired only the privilege of working
their way through college.
The suggestion was made five years
- ago by the Manufacturers' Record
that subscriptions should be given by
people in the south to aid in- offering
to these poor boys an opportunity of
- education. It will cost anywhere.
probably, from $125 to $150 a year to
carry a boy through one of these tech
nical schools. A subscripLion of, say,
$150 a year for four years made
through the president of the school
could be utilized by him as a loan to
such a boy, with the agreement on
his part that after graduation he
would begin to repay in annual in
stalments the full amount without in
terest. This would eliminate any
charity feature, the acceptance %-f
whi' would tend to destroy the brov.
self-reliance and independence, and
it would develop in him an apprecia
tion 'of business methods. As soon
as the boy was graduated and com
menced in, say one year thereafter
to repay to the school the fund bor
rowed from it, this would start an
onther boy, and the $150 a year .for
four years would thus become a per
petual fund, forever keeping some
boy at college. It is true that here
and there death or disaster might
cause the ending of the fund through
the failure of the recipient to repay.
but it would be safe to count that a
very large proportion of these sub
scriptions would be continued as per
petual endowments. If an outright
endowment of $50,000 were given to a
school, the annual income would
probably be $2,500 and on the basis
of $150 a year. if the income should
be utilized this way, 16 or 17 boys
mnight be annually educated. But, if,
instead of investing $50,000 in stocks
and bonds, the same $50,000 should
be invested in boys and divided up
into annual payments of $12,500, over
80 boys could be educated in this
way, and in such an educational cam
paign an investment in boys might
be more profitable than if put in
stocks and bonds. Still there is room
enough for the large endowments to
schools and for this plan of dealing
with the individual boy. Hei'e is a
tangible plan which should appeal to
the south. There are thousands of
business men, merchants, bankers,
manufacturers, planters and thous
ands of business institutions which
could well afford, in the interest of
southern upbuilding, in the interest of
humanity, and if need be in their own
selfish interest for the advancement
of the country, in which they would
share, to undertake to spend $150
each year for four. years in a work of
this kind. Each subscription could
be made to the technical school in the
staLe in which the donor lives.
No longer can the people of the
south plead financial inability to do
this. No longer can they shirk the
moral responsibility to carry on the
broadest educational campaign that
may be needed to fully equip the ris
ing generation to meet the opportuni
ties which are already at hand. Prov
idence has blessed this..section with a
vast increase in wealth. Within the
last five years the real wealth of the
south -has increased by at least
$3,000,000,000, of which over $1,000,
000,000 has been added in the last 12
months. Thousands of men are well
to-do and other thousands are rich
who a few years ago scarcely dreamed
of ever getting beyond the immediate
needs of the day. Wealth is acu.mu
lating everywhere, but this wealth
will prove a curse unless the people
of the south utilize it for the develop
ment of manhood by the training of
the boys who should become the lead
es iri the material advancement of
the next quarter or half century. Op
portunities such as have never been
vouchsafed to any other section are
ahead of the south. Whether its own
people are to be benefited to the full
est extent, whether this increasing
wealth and the increasing opportuni
ties are to be utilized for the fullest
advancement of the people of the
south, depends upon whether we
measure up to the responsib)ility
which rests upon us in this time of
increasing prosperity. If tie thought,
the activity, the life of the south be
centered Only inl m()neV-getting. if w(
do not ;ive to the p14r )ovs of tlh
south the opportunity of a technical
education which will fit them to do
the work now opening up before this
section, we will prove recreant to ow
The responsibility is upon us, noi
upon oxr neighbors. It is upon tht
south, not upon outside philanthrop
pists. With an increase of $1,000,.
000,000 a year in the south's wealtt
it would be a disgrace to our manhood
for the south to be begging for alm
from the people of other sections t(
earry on its educational campaign.
The Manufacturers' Record ha,
dealt in this editorial with the tech
nical education of the poor white bo3
because here is the gTeatest need anc
the greatest opportunity of the south
But all that we have said on this sub.
ject bears with almost equal fore
upon the general education of boy.
and girls alike, and in this campaigr
the denominational schools . of ti
south should receive the heartiest sup
port of the people of their own faitl
as a part of their religious work. An"
somewhat in the same way that w(
have suggested for the technical edu
cation of poor white boys-a way thai
develops, not saps, their manhood
and self-reliance-there could be de
veloped such a general educationa
campaign for the boys and girls alikE
as the south has never had.
To All Spot Holders.
The recent heavy depression in the
price of future contracts atid spot cot
ton is totally unwarranted from thE
standpoint of legitimate supply and
demand. The price of cotton shoul
be based on its intrinsic value and noi
subject to the whims and fancies ol
speculation. Let us examine the sta.
tistical position of supply and de
mand. Exports for season ending
A.ugust 31st, 1903. S,743,316 bales
Takings of American mills same pe.
riod 4,565,733 bales. Total for the
past season 13,341,049 bales. Exports
since September 1st to January 20th,
3,948,060 bales. American spinners
takings for same period 2,272,58&
bales, making total of export and do
mestic takings this season, to Janu
ary 20th, of 6,220,643, a difference of
7,120,406 bales between the present
and past season. Assuming that only
6,000,000 bales will be required for
export and domestic takings for the
balance of the present season as
against 7,120,406 bales last year, after
the same date, where is the cotton tc
come from to supply the demand. Al
lowing for a crop of 10,250,000 bales,
there remains to come into sight only
2,667,369 bales. Port and interior
stocks are figured at 1,479,000 bales.
If the American mills take the entire
port and interior stocks and 721,000
bales from the crop yet to be sold tc
fill their demands it will leave only
1,947,000 bales of cotton for export
to satisfy the foreign spinners demand
for at least 3,500,000 bales, .and this
figures the foreign demand at fully
1,500,000 bales less than was taken
from that source last year. These are
facts based upon actual conditions
Yarn spinners are now selling their
output on a basis of 14 cents pei
pound for raw cotton. This has been
going on for months. Every bale of
cotton held in the south should easily
command a price of not less than 15
eents, batsis middling. The spinners
pan easily pay 15 cents for the bal
ance of the unsold portion of this
cop and will do so if the spot holders
stand firm. Speculative manipulation
by the "bears'' operating in the fu
ture market is no guide to the true
value of cotton. Telegraphic reports
received by the Assdciation from al]
points in the south indicate that spot
holders are standing flim. and will not
sell at declines. Hold firm for 15
ents, the cotton is worth it, and I
challenge any spinner to show the con
trary at presenat prices of dry goods.
Theodore Price is daily filling the
southern press with misrepresenta
tions of facts and doing all that mon
ey and ingenious manipulation of fig
ures can do to break the solid south.
Spot holders in the south should show
by their firmness that they can and
will repudiate such men as Theodore
Price and the methods employed by
them for purely selfish gain. Those
who hold will win the battle and get
15 (ents for their holdings.
P~resient Southbern Co'~ttci Assocuia
Big White Good
New in weavi
sign and New
We sell the g
prices made i
The Right F
Of the condition of The Commercial Ban
business, Decomber 30th, 1905.
Notes discounted..........$358,741 95
Furniture and fixtures...... 3,031 93
Due from Banks.......... 49,405 10
Overdrafts................ 2,741 80
Canh in Bank.............. 16,730 97
I $430,671 75
CTFY OF N EBR .
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ISworn to beforeme this 1st day
Attest: Z. F. Wright, 0. B. Mayer, 4
To Increase Y
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ANDR SON PROSPH
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