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'E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
ierry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, February 23, 1906.
The legislature made several po
sitions to be filled by the governor.
The board of pardons, a bank examin
er, a fish commission, a commission
-to have charge of the state exhibit at
The .governor has already appoint
ed the board of pardons, and in the
matter of the bank exeaminer will be
governed largely by the recommenda
tion of the executive committee of the
The fish commission is a very im
portant iatter. -The people who live
in the Piedmont section have very lit-,
tle idea of what the fish. indust.ry
could mean for this state and hereto
fore almost every fish bill that has
been presented in the legislature has
been laughed "but of court" as it
were and now that the state is going
to look into this matter as it' should
we expect to see some results.
Then there are seven commission
ers to be appointed to look after the
state's exibit at Jamestown.
The governor will make good ap
pointments and fill the positions with
men who have the.ability and fitness
for the positions.
And, contemporary, a good name is
an asset in the eyes Qf honest men;,
the times will be poor', indeed, when
that is not so. The State never covers
up rascality, nor knowingly defends
a rascal, but we are slow to impute
dishonest purpose or to besmirch
those who have, by their lives, estab
lished a right to good repute.-The
This is from the State in reference
to the Columbia Glass company reve
lations before- the 'dispensarys inves
tigating committee. We simply quote
it to commend the course of the
State. We trust the State will pur
sne this course as to the good name.
-of all persons whose actions it would
Now is the time for those who still
hav'e cotton to,hold on to it. ,The
price has gone down. And yet a New
York syndieate has made ~a direct and
-definite.proposition to the farmers of:
the south to take 500,000 jales at 13
cents. They have investigated the:
matter and are satisfied tha.t. with the
present supply and demand the mills.
can readily afford to pay 'from 13 to
- 5 cents for the balance of this erog.
/It ris said that ther balance of' the'
supply for the rest of this year' will
not be more than half of what it was
The farmers and others in this see
tion who still have any cotton realize*
the situation an<! are not ogering for
The Columbia Record, an avowed'
opponent of Senator Tillman, has*
even gone to .the trouble of pickinm
out a successor to our senior Senator,
the person named being Dr. George B.
Crom'er. Mr. Tillman 's term expires~
'next March and his successor will
have to be nominiated in the primary
this summer. Senator Tillman will
succeed himself.-Rock Hill Record.
We did not know that the Record'
was an avowed opponent of Senator
Tillman. It.has been understood that
both were standing pat for the State.
The state is to be congratulated on
the fact that Commisioner of Immi
gration E. J. Watson has declined the
positions offered him elsewhere and
will remain in the service of the state.
He has the- work well in hand and for
a new man to take* it up would be:
just like starting all over again.
Col. Watson has his heart very
much in the work of his office and 'has
it well in hand. The Herald and
News is glad he is going to remain:
with us and continue in the work for
which he is so well .equipped.
Senator Tillman seems to be anx
ious,to keep up his crusade for the
dispensary. He may save it tempora
rily but it is doomed and if he hangs
on to the state institution it will take
Tillman down with it. The affairs of
state can be managed without the
senator's interference and if he de
sires to retain his seat in the senate
he can do so, but it might be the part
of 'wisdom on his part to let affairs
in this state be managed by those who
Congressman Longworth and his
bride have gone to Cuba. They pass
ed thro-g South Carolna in the
Aight time. They shoul spend some
time in this sunny clime on their re
turn if they want to enjoy the finest
climate in the world.
This is a good time to impress upon
the people the value and importance
of good roads. A small tax properly
expended upon permanent road build
ing would in a few years give us a
number of miles of good roads in this
Now let the commission to build a
new court house for Newberry get to
gether as soon as possible and select
a site and get plans and specifications
and get to work. Newberry certainly
needs a new court house.
M. F. Ansel, of Greenville and Hub
Eva.1s, of Newberry are the only can
didates for governor of this state.
Is that so?
State colleges got all they asked
this year from the legislature. No
department was cut but this year un
less it was some poor little clerk.
$1,341,000 in the appropriation bill
passed by the legislature on last Sat
urday. How does that sound as a rec
ord for economy, fellow citizens?
It would be a little remarkable if
in this year of grace there were only
two candidates for governor of South
The dispensary investigation com'
mittee, it is said, has a lot of hot stuff
to give'out yet.
The Thomas Syndicate.
A distinct and definite proposition
to take 500,000 bales of middling cot
ton from the planters of the south at
13 cents per poulnd. has been submit
ted by a New York syndicate of
bankers and financiers. The syndi
Cate is headed by Mr. E. R. Thomas,
the well known banker, of New York,
and a lnany times millionaire. The
syndicate has fully investigated the
question of supply and cousumption.
They are convinced that at -the pres
ent 'high priees of cottoT goods the
mills of the world can easily pay 33
to'153 eents for the balance of the un
sold por,tion of the present crop. They
also know that the supply of cotton
for- the balance of the pyesent year
will not be more than half'the amount
that we had last year, while consump
tion is enormous, and at least 5,000,
000 more new spindles in operation
than a year ago.
The syndicate fully realizes that*
if it can.secure possession of 500,000
bales of spinnable cotton in the face
of -the present strong statistical posi
tion of spot cotton~ that they can abso
lutely dominate the cotton market
and force prices to their pro.per level.
The syndicate .also- wants to secure
ontrol of the cotton that will be gin
ned and ready for the market from
the crop of 1906 niext August and~
September, agreeing to pay the pre
railing prices at that time, not to be
less than the. minimum prices fixed
for -the next crop by the Southern
Cotton assodiation. I.will be glad to
mail out the option contracts of the
syndicate to every farmer wvho is still
holdinig cotton. Upon application I,
have already sent the agreement to
30,000 farmers who are holding cot..
Selling Too Heavy.
The great obstacle in the way of
advancing' prices during the past t,wo
months and the reason for depression
during that time, has been the enor
mous and persistent selling by farm
ers and merchants, especially west of
the Mississippi river. The receipts
last week were 20,000 bales heavier
than one year ago when we had prae
tically a 14,000,000 bale crop. The
spinners and speculators have been
supplied with all the ammunition
needed to hammer prices. The farm
ers relinquish their power t.o control
prices when they dump their cotton
daily on the market at prices fixed by
gamblers in the cotton exchanges Qf
the country. The farmers east of the
Mississippi rivet have held up a
goodly portion of their cotton and
if they stand firm they will yet win.
The farmers in the southwest have
seemed to be well satisfied at prices
between 9 and 11 cents. The crop in
that section has been nearly exhaust
ed and the spinning world must soon
face a great scarcity, as compared
with the present tremendous needs of
consumption. 'Spinners openly ad
mit that they can pay 14 cents for the
spot cotton and make good money,
but they are determined to buy the
rop just as cheap as they can, at the
same time advancing every month the
price of their goods to the consumers.
I have insisted that the balance of
this crop should be held for 15 cents
so as to average the price of the whole
crop as near 12 nts a posible.
This would in no wise affect the spin
ning industry. but would secure to the
farmers a price commensurate with
the value of their staple.
Every interest that could be com
binled against that, proposition has
been made as effective As possible.
Bout if the farmers had all acted to
gether during the past two months
and tied up the market all over the
south the fighit would have been whip
ped. The farmers generally in the
eastern cotton belt have been true and
faithful, and as was the case one year
ago. they will yet be rewarded if they
the combined brain and money of the
world. It is a desperate struggle for
supremacy and if the farmers win
they will become a recognized power
in fixing cotton prices in the future.
If we lose our power will be minimiz
ed again and it will be difficult to re
Our future as well as the present is
involved, not only individually, but;
collectively. There will be a tre
mendous shortage of cotton during
the next few months and this will be
especially noted when we go into
March and compare this year's re
ceipts at the ports with the enormous
receipts that came into sight during
March, April, May and June of last
year. Last year at this time we had
nearly five million bales of cotton on
hand. This year we have but little
over two million bales. The crop has
been sold at what we consider fairly
good prices as compared with previ
ous years and the people ought to be
plenty able to hold up the balance and
force the consuning world to pay its
full value. This can and will be done
if spot holders will do it.
Why should the selling of cotton
continue so unabated? For six years
we managed to live some how on six
cents cotton. Our banks are now
plentifully supplied with money, no
necessity exists for continuous selling
and every sensible reason exists for
hecking sales. The fight now on is
against every farmer in the south.
Every man should do all in his
power to show the true spirit of I
sontherni manhood and stand loyally I
by his neighbors. Tf your cotton is
wortIl U3 or 15 cents at the present
pri1ce of dry goodis. you are not stand
ing by your family unless you forceI
the buying world to pay that price.
[ have challenged spinners and buy-.
rs to d1eny that cotton has not been
worth 14 eents for several months and
the only reply I can get is: ''What is
the use to offer 14 cents when we can
buy what we need from farmers and
merchants at 11 cents ?'' But for the
intense fight which we have waged for
higher prices during the past three:
months and the cooperation of thous
ands of farmers who have held back
their cotton, p)rices would have been'
dwn to 9 and 8 eents before this.
There is no chance new for future de
pression of any magnitude, but every-1
thing in favor of ,an advance. If the'
New York syndicate can get options
om 500.000 bales middling cotton they
will be in position to control the sit
ation, because they can hold that
mount of cotton off the market and
make it a powerful factor in advane-l
ug still further the price of cotton
held back for 1.3 cents. -Of course,
ay proposition looking to the back
ig of the farmers will be ridiculed
y certain people who want all sucht
efforts to fail. The bulk of the corn
mercial and indus'trial world wants
the producers held down to their way
f thinking and doing.
Everything is in our favor if we
will only stand together and act to
ether. Present low, prices cannot be
eld down -by Wall street speculators
and spinners much loriger.
A Pat Reply.,
President lieKinley once had an
aplicant for post of minister to Bra
zil who brought with him a petition
signed by 7,000 Chicagoans. It seems
that lie was a picture framer and as:
he was in the habit of collecting sig
natures to his petition. President
McKinley listened respectfully and
questioned him as to his qulification
and finally explained that before he
could give the matter serious consid
eration lie would have to confer with
the senators and representatives from
"You know that we have to select
big men for these big places,' said the
president kindly as he bade his caller:
"Won't I be just as big as any of
'em, if I get the job?'' was the retort.
Better a clever enemy than a fool
A cunning man is seldom wise and
Adversity sometimes transforms a
coward into a hero.
With dice the best throw one can
make is to throw away.
We have i
best stocks e
When a real estate agent beging to
go downhill he loses ground rapidly.
Maybe if women had talking cir
cles they would do some sewing.
Lots more people would be honest
if there was any money to be made by
"Not Like Other Girls"
There is a mysterious murder and
the guilty one accuses the hero of the
play as the murderer, and from cir
cumstantial evidence believes him
(ilty. His sweetheart, however, be
lieves him innocent, and appears at
the trial, for his defense and through
her power, reads the minds of others,~
and hypnotic influ'ence brings the real
murderer to justice. mid acquits the
The highest histrionic art is dis
played by the actors of this scene
which has be'en acknowledged by the
Press of New York City.
S P RUW~
I desire to call yourh
attention to the New
Spring Goods we are
receiving. A beautiful
line The Regent Shirts
in all the new colors
and patterns at $1.00
and $.50. A new sup
ply of Corless, Coon &j
Co. Collars and Cuffs.
James A. Banister's
Fine Shoes, and Ral-I
ston Health Shoes for1
Men, and the Excelsior
Shoe Co.'s line for Men
and Little Gerits are
already here, and oth-y
ers areto follow.
and other Men's Fur
nishing Goods expect-i
Come and see them.
Tell your friends about
A. C. JONES,
Newberry, S. C.
Fb 14. 1906.
now on hani
ver in the hot
I Select Irish
> the nicest th
TOWN AND TOWNSHIP ASSESS
The following named persons have
been appointed to serve as Town and
Township Assessors for the year
No. 1 Township, City of Newberry
-Otto Klettner, J. W. Gary, S. B.
No. 1 Township, out of town-H.
Fl. Folk, Tabor H. Hill, J. Cal Neel.
No. 2 Township-B. F. Cannon, A.
J. Gibson. Charles S. Suber.
No. 3 Township-J. H. Smith, Job
f. Ringer, W. D. Hardy.
No. .4. Township. Town of Whit
mire--David Duncan. D. H. Jones. H.
No. 4 Township. out of town-Jno.
W. Scott. James S. McCarley. T. B.
No. 5 Township--C. WV. Buford. T.
Rayne Chalmers. E. P. Matthews.
No. 6 Township-H. H. Abrams, L.
Kc. Smith, Geo. P. Boozer.
No. 7 Township-Press N. Boozer.
R. S. Boazman. H. B. Lindsey.
No. 8 Township-R. L. Schumpert.
3. T. Blair, H. 0. Long.
No. 9 Township-Town of Prospier-I
ti-A.'H. Hawkins, A. M. Lester, W.1
No. 9 Township, out of town-J.
W. Hartman. R. T. C. Hunter. WV. P.;
No. 10- Township-John. D. Sheely,
Drayton B. Cook, L. Q. Fellers.
No. 11 Township-George B. Aull.
Perry Halfaere. J. A. Graham.
The above named Town and Town
;hip Boards of Assessors are requir
ad to meet pt the county auditor's
fice on Tuesday, March 6, 1906, at
L o'clock a. mn., for the purpose of
ST AT E
The Exchange Bank
Commenced business September, 1905. S
Loans and discounts........$ 79,304 1.2
'urniture and fixtures......3,251 75
Due from Banks...........11,616 89
Dverdrafts.................. 462 63
Cash and cash items........23,505 44
We beg that you give our statement y
spetfully solicit your business.
We are prepared to offer you every fa
justify. Remember, too, we pay 4 per c
eompounded semi-annually, January and
J. D. DAVENPORT, President.
R.C ARLISLE, Vice-President.
GEO. D. Di
Still in the market, and headquw
New crop Florida Cabbage,
Seed Irish Potatoes, Hams,
Evaporated Peaches, Appi
Plum Pudding, Postum,
Grape Nuts, Shreaded
Cream of Wheat, I
Fresh line of Chc
Olives and Pic
We are making a special run
arne Call and see me bef<
J one of the
ings in Wash
taking the oath of office and to. agree
on a fair and equitable basis upon
which the different kinds of property
throughout the county shall be assess
ed for the year 1906. This is a most
important meeting and every member
is urged to be present.
W. W. CROMER,
Auditor Newberry County.
Earhardt, Stewart & Wells, Ngrs.
TIIOMPSON & OTTO
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of Newberry, S. C.
ixty per cent of Capital Stock called for.
Capital Stock paid in......$ 31,330 O0
Profits less expenses paid.... 2,045 92
Banks...........$ 1,457 08
Individual......88,307 88-$ 84,764 91
our careful consideration, and we re
sility which your business and balanee
ent. interest in our savings department,.
July. We take deposits from $1.00 up.
MI. L. SPEARMAN, Cashier.
GEQ. B. CROMER, Atty.
trters for good things to eat.
es and Apricots,
ecker's Buck Wheat and
colate Candies, Jellies,
20c. to 35c. per lb., and
~e of charge by Electric Mill,
~n Seeds of all kinds,
'ull' line of Fancy Toilet Soaps.
on Buggies and Wagons and
3r buying elewere.r