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VOL XLIII.' NO. 91 NEWBERRY. S. 0. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2. it900.TWOAWEK 15A
PRICE OF COTTON
MUST GO HIGHER Pa
GINNING REPORT SHOWS A
"Obtain Your Fixed Price"-Mr. E. eig
D. Smith's Advice to the Farmers fol
Based Upon Recent Figures M.
Prepared by Govern- an,
Mr. E. D. Smith of the South Car- wi
olina Cotton association has issued n to
statement concerning the recent gin
ning report made by the department il
of agriculture. Mr. Smith says that en
the. figures show as predicted by thea
association that the crop is a short
one and the farmers should obtain a
12 1-2 cent per pound for the product (In
if they will only hold their cotton. Mr. 1,
Smith in his statement says: Sol
''The bureau's report on ginning Gc
makes the total amount of cotton gin- wl
nied up to the present 4,910,000 bales.
South Carolina is 396,000 as against H<
639,00 last year. I think all will agree w
that at least 50 per cent of South
Carolina's crop was ginned up to the sti
18th of October. This being true, we
will not make much over 700,000 bales m
of cotton. Last year's crop was about to
1,125,000. This will leave South Car- loi
olina something like 400,000 baleis o
short. Georgia, Alabama and North
Carolina all show about the same per- vil
centage short. Texas makes up lip
excess lacking 80,000 bales of bring- b
ing it up to last year's ginning. th
''The next ginners' report, I am
confident, will Show that our conten- Gi
tion that the crop is short, is true. no
Last week and the week before the sci
mills and the cotton buyers gave 11 ia
cents readily for cotton. If they could t
afford to buy it then at that figure, dr
it is worth that much now, for the
reason that they had placed their con- il
tracts months ahead and could afford
to give'11 cents antd show a hand- an
some profit. co
"There is no reason why you, the bIr
farmers of the South, should sacrifice la
what cotton you do sell them, be
cause somebody predicted there was a le
much larger crop. Demand from them
that they shall give for what you do w(
sell them from now on, what they N<
have been paying for it for the last
two or three weeks at least. Cotton ry
is worth today on the markets, in '
view of the price and the scarcity of ha
goods, 12 1-2 cents a pound. If the I)
farmers will just absolutely refuse to er
sell it for less, this price can be ob- M
tained for the balance of'this crop. Lc
"Of course everything depends up- qu
on the unanimity with' which they
hold cotton. I am still convinced that be
on account of the frost and storm
-making anything like a top crop.is a
impossible; that this crop will not fe
appreciably exceed last year's and
,therefore cotton is bound ultimately ta
to go very much higher. The world
wvill need 12,500,000 bales and one of at
the best posted men in the cotton N.
world wired me that if the crop)
should turn out 12,00000 bales, it i
would readlily b)ring 7d. in England.
I (10 not think any o..e looks for a
eropl as great as 12,000,000 bales. Let
the fairmers of the country settle
this que'stionu and settle it now by ab- .w
solutely refusing to part with their "
property, except at a value satisfac- ac
tory to themselves. . The break in the ye
market of one cent a p)ound withini to
three days entailing a loss of $5 a di
bale compared with the labor of the' d
farmer for 12 months to make that th
bale of cotton, is enough to arouso- it.
him to a sense of his duty in the pre-at
mises. 'To work 12 months to pro, T
dluce that' which speculator's and gam- th
blers can take '10 per1 cent, from its ar
value in 336 hours is enough to either 01
make a man hluit growing cotton or
showv that he is a man. The wvorld s or
waitng to see whether you are men.' T
Mr. Smith is nowv at work on the c
plans for the organization of the man..
moth holding conmpany which is to S
buy and hold all cotton offered at less
than the agreed price. Some time ago
a full statement of the purposes of m
this compitny was given in The State
and since then the association has IN
received many letters seeking inifoxt
maition about the cqmpany. Another asc
statement will be given the press in mn
a few days.I
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Isoned By "Rought On Rats"-1N
Fatal Resuts--Narrow Escape
From Horrible Death.
Prosperity, Nov. 1.-The delegat<
im the Woman's Home and Fo
it Missionary Convent ion .will lea
Augusta, Ga., on Saturday. Mr
0. J. Kreps, Misses Eva Lest(
I Willie Mae Wise and E. N. Kil
will leave for Batesburg on Satu
y and will spend a couple of da;
Li Dr. E. C. Ridgell before goii
Synod in Augusta.
'wing to the illness of Mrs. C.
inter, the Sorosiv Club will not I
tert'ained at her home on Friidi
Nlr. K. Baker and little son na
flying trip to Prosperity on Mo
y. They. came to see Mr. S.
rre, who has been quite'unwell f
ine time, and we regret that V
neral is not doing well at tl:
Miss Ethel Plasinger and b'otl
>lland have been visiting Mrs. J.
Master H. H. Rikard was on o
'eets Tuesday slinking hands.
Mr. G. C. Steele and family ha
wed to Mr Steele's farm in Lexin
a &unty near Irmo. We regret
;e Mr. Steele and his family frc
Mrs. J. W. Reeder and children a
iting Mrs. M. B. Bedenbaugh. .
Dr. I. F. Littlejohn, of Pacolet, I
en in town for a few days enjoyii
e pleasure of greeting his friend
Dr. George B. Cromer will addre
'ace Sunday School Sunday aft<
on at 3 o'clock, at which time C
i0 will observe children's day ai
ke an oiYerin-., for missions. T
1111011 in I he moirning will be a
essed largely to the children.
Mr. Rufus Fellers has been vis
x relatives the pa-.t week.
Miss Edna LAvintcn, of Columbi
d Mr. Will Livinlg.t.n of Lexingt
unty, have been visiting th
other, Mr. H. K. Livingston, w
s been quite sick.
Marks Simpson, of Newberry e(
'e, spent Sunday at home.
Ur. J. Hayne Boozer, after a t%
,eks visit to his father, returned
,w York on Tuesday.
Mr. Thomas Holloway, of Newbe
, was in town yesterday.
The cliildren of Mr. D. H. Wheel
d a family reunion on Monday
J. S. Wheeler's. Mr. S. F. Whe
wife and sister, of Columb
essrs. H. F. and M. L. Wheeler,
xington county, came up. It w
ite a pleasant gathering.
Misses Beatrice and Cleo Aull, ha
en on a visit to Mrs. Lois Domini<
Mr. A. Z. Counts is able to be o
ain, after his attack of typho
Dr. J. L. Bowers, of Little Mou
in, was in town on Wednesday.
Mr. R. C. Counts is nowv domnicil
the Dr. Simpson residence on Ml
Mr. C. (G. Barrier' has moved in
Shome elm str'eet.
Uncle George Aull, of Pomaria, w
town 011 Wediiesday.
Dri. .J. L. Bowers reported a case
s'ioninig b)y putting routhi on rt
coffeec. Joe Mil11er and wife hi
optedl a little girl about fourt'e
ar's 01(d andl bieauise she did not g
the fair got "plouly'' and( on Su
y she was told to make coffee.
inking the coffee they discover
at ther'e was something wvrong wvi
Shortly after eating both Mill
d his wife were taken violently si
tey sent for' the doctor' and lhe foiu
at they were poisoned and upon<
rination of the coffee pot the po
I was fouind. Dir. Bowers says th
ve their life to getting sick a
litting same from their stomacl
me girl thought if she could get
Joe aind his wife she would
cc to (10 as: she pleased. Mill
res near Silghs with Mr. John
Mr. Jesse George has been elect
arshial for' the town of Pr'osperi
We clip the following from' t
'ws and Courier, 'of Sunday.'
Mir. Shelton is getting along as w
his br oken uip conditionr will pi
There was a serious accident y
terday oil the Coluinbia, Newberry
aid Laurens Railroad, near High
o Station. The north-bound passenger Ass
train struck a man named Thomas 2
Shelton and seriously injured him.
He was brought to Prosperity and
W "dumped off.'' The railroad author- Wi
r- ities refusing to care for him, he was 'j
,e taken in charge by the town authori- cal
s. ties and was made as comfortable n preo
r possible. He has several ribs broken fol1
>- alld hur1t. internally. lie is in a criti- 'ing
r- Cal condition. Last night, when it tre;
.5 was thought that le could not live; w
g lie told those who were watching by el
his side that if he died lie wanted o
. what he had given to Maggie Wal- (oz
)e lace, and that he was a native of 1re
y Hanovier County, Va., and owned t wo
le Mr. F. C. Merchant had a narrow prt
1- escape from a most horrible death to- tio
(lay. At the oild mill his overalls ed
>r I caught on a revolving slaft. and h a<
le was ra11idly being wounld to his to
is death. He had presence of mind 11(4
enough to grasp a post and hold oi n
r, until his clothiing gave way. Had lie tl(
not doie 'this lie would have beet , r
beaten to a jelly. an
r Owing to the accumulation of cot- do
ton at the Coast. Line depot Cotton is
e all over the grond. A passing en
g- gine to-day set fire to it and for a 0n
to while it looked as though our town mi
ni would be swept by the fire fiend, and me
we have no water-works or fire com
re pany, and would be at. the merey of
the fire. Appeals to the authorities do
as to put in a watchman are unheeded, of
ig and so our town may be swept off the St
1map and night. It seenis that there aff
s should be at remedy, especially when
- tile depot and cot ton is in the heart of
ie te town.
id Cotton picking is nearly over in this
be section. About 60 per eit of a crop .
d- is lie iaiximuni. Peas and liotatoes
are nearly failures. Some grain is
it- being sown. Potatoes are being dug.
Corn is badly damaged by the rains.
a, Hay only a half crop, owing to rain
- and- early frost. da
- t h
ir An exciting time was experiencedt
10 last night on the Columbia, Newberry De
and Laurens train from Columbia to I
- Laurens. Three negroes were attempt- bill
ing to beat their day. Conditetor 1bu
ro Blair followed them into the baggage
to ear, where one of them grabbed up a
the baggage master's rifle and fired
r- at him, but missed him. They jumpe to
off the train, but it was stopped and wl
, a general fusillade began some fif
at teen or twenty shots being fired. Two
ol- of themi got away, but one was shot o
a, m the arm, and was captured. No Or
of one on the train was hurt. Passengers
Ri joined in the fight and every effort
was made to catch them after they
ve fired on the baggage master. The
k. fellow who picked up the gun car
ut ried it with him. t1c
id Warrants will be sworn out for the tl<
negroes as they are known, as
Our town has joined the ranks or pu
the progressives. We now have " r
license system just the same as the ''
e- city. Now for water works and elee- ,
totie lights. whu
We extend comgratulat ions toi Mr*.in
J1. B. Stockmain. Jamecs Walter, Jr., pr
as hias come to make his hiome at hh<x da
We are gald to report. that Mast er ti
t1 Pat Mitchell is doing nicely. Ith<
We anre also glad toi annonie Ilhat l
et Mr U. K. Livingston is doimig bel ter
..iand lie is exp)ectedl to 1)e well again.
[n Miss Blaniche Kibler will visit her
ed uncle, Dr'. 10. C. Ridgell, at Batesbuir" c
th next week amnd probably visit the 0
er womens missioniary' convent ion in Au
ek gusta. r
id Sparks from a passing engine set
x- fire to the cotton oni the p)latfo.rm at
is- Little Mountaini yesterday morning
ey and for a time it looked as though ther
1d towni would be burned upl. 'The citiz
is. ens cae to the rescue and the fire
i was confined to the cotton. 200 bales
be were burnied with a lonss of $10,000.00.
er- I am 1to1( that it was all insured so ti
A there will.be no loss locally,.i
A cot toin fire was narrowly averted qu
ed here Monday. An engine sot fir'e to j
~y. cotton on the platform at C., N. & L. Inc
lie railroad. Fortunately only seven bales an,
were burned. There is much danger I
311 from the condition here.fo
It's as diffletilt to fin,tl a friend
us, na it isnt loosenanm ennmy. tl
tumes Grave Proportions With 1
,ace at Washington.-All About C
School Teachers. (
slinigtoii cor. Columbia State.
'le race question at the iational 11
ital seemis to be assuminig gravo s
portions amonig the 'colored"
,s. Tley are iolding mass meet
now over what tihey terml their I
Ilment inl thle pulcschlools, an1d
Ie tley do nlot specify anly parti
i1 1)1rieanes of wlich they Can l
11dainl excepIt fhe dismissal of ('ar
Hiand at few other teachlers, thley
VVensuIng1. certainl white people,
evially Dr. ChianItcel lor, the new
eint'iielldent. of schools, and ex
ssing tle most virulent coideiia
I of tihe sentiment heard or breati
anywlere that the ilegroes are not,
lowntrodden people. Thley poinit
tile fact that the negroes of Pid
lphia by forming a m1ob anid
(-litenling riol siceeded ll IinakiIg
may4INor1 anld tle court slippress
'lie Chanminan'' in Philadelphia,
I declare that the thung for them to
is to ''agitate."
Ile new superintelident, Dr. Chan
lor, hIs lweii throwin cold wvater
this agitation, and onle of the pro
lent neg-ro preacliers at a mass
L-ting last niiht quoted him as hav
said tliat if the iie.,roVs did not
p this agitating they would bring
%n upon themselves some such state
afTairs as prevails ii Me Soutliern
ktes. It is a pretty baIl state of
ai's which prevail in the Soutlhern
ites, thiese ieg-roes ump ler-e seem to
Ik and they deeply .lind1 iiligiantly
ent the threat of any men, especi
v the superiliteident of selihools,
o is a liepulblia111 1n1d anl adilmi is
lion imi, tlat anyhing eo:id
ng. abut such ii deplorafle hing
)r. Chancellor. as stated a few
vs ago in this eorrespondene, is
oiie who proposed to bring here
W. E. B. Dubois, the celebrated
,ro agitator niow living ill Atlanta,
I make him anm oflicer in tlie schools
with the distinct uiderstanding
t )ubois was to (case his ''agita
o'' anginst Boker Waslinilgton
I industriall edcation. The negroes
not olject to Duiois. Whlat they
not like is the condition upon
ich he would lie invited here, for
Mker Washinigton is no idol among
rthern or ''Yankee'' negroes.
Dker is a working negro and in fav
of negroes workini-g. The Yakee
1ro is Inore ini favor of being a
itleman. The (ly time the Tm
tee negro has ever pleased them
s when he ate with the president.
at dlighted fthem, but. when he tells
in that their salvation lies along
pathis of toil, they hiss him, aid
they ontce did ill Bostoi, someftines
I the razors oil him.
Mlhis negro pieacerl, Corruther,
iembe)(r of' thle colored citizens'
nmit te Oil thle public sehools,''
o led t he onlslauight ni thte suipet
('ndenJit ofi schlols last iglit,
ached'i a r'ed hiot sermloni last Suin
iiuight, an ~ud it w%as inl referenace to
dlenit is aillegedl to have thIireatenued
ni~Iegroes withI ' 'Sout hero t ron
s. '' Corri't hers dlecla red thait he
1 110 use for thle colored main who
a afraid4 to st id ump t roouble, if' there
lie mig ih t s('en1re his righit s. Hie de
r'ed thaiit t roubile is sore to( c'omfo
rio daiy aund it amiighit as well come~
tro(ubile hiimsel 'f lhan lo lie cow
ly anid leav'e it for hiis chiilde 1( to' (
imonlg thlose* pre'Csent at. thIiis ma1ss
soins of his own was made to skip
of WVilmiington about six years
i, about t he timnt of fthriots thmere.
d lie: ' 'Dr. Chancellor sems to be
I of chieanery and( tricks. Hie
eatents us with Southieirn I1truble
weo keep uip our agitationi of this
mstiont. I tell you it was through
t such agitationi that Charles Summ
, Fred. D)ouglass, Wend,elI Pl)l:ips
I other great imeni :ade thte inst i
ion o (f hiumanu slavery to totteir anid
I. Let uis, t .a, lhe men anid auAate
il j'ist.i(e is donle ini our schools.''
o t hey believe in agitating. Ala
ni rneanero preent sna1
"We must, speak out for the right.
confgrattilate the colored people of
'hiladelplin on their manhood Ini
ausing the suppression of ''The
lansman.'' We want suel m1anhood
nI couragew liere."
Cardozo, the negro sipervising
rincipal wlho was dismissed from the
Ahools, is suing the school board, an1d
1) is lelpilg the agitation. Ilis case
4 Iing talked about, and will be
)R. EPH. W. FOSTER
DIES or HIS WOUNDS.
,onscious to the Last, Telling Phy
sicians That He Was Pre
pared to Die.
UnIlion, ct. ct31.--)r. Epli W. Foster
lied this afternoon it 4.30. lie wa.
'on1sciouls almost to tie last and it
.30 became aware tliat his condition
vas lopeless. IlIe told the physicians
halt( thley .oulld nlot save hliml all(] (hat
it! was prepared to die.
]Ih. Foster was 24 years of age. Ile
vas prepared for colle.ge inl tie public
(eh(ools of this city and ifter ai couist
it Clemson gradilted froi tle IUi1
'ersity of MlarylaId's detal college.
le wvas very popullar hiere and was
-aptain of the loeal imilitary companily.
lis fatiher, who is a wealtliy firimo'r,
s almost leart-broken ail his motlher
S prostrate(l. le is si-vive( by it
motiher whto is clief electrician at.
eal Shioals aid thirce sisters.
Ie wvas a meiber of tie Methodist
.-h1i1rcl. and the fineral will probablY
wV (on1ducte(d from Orace einirch to
Mary Emierson, in I'llis Majesty
IuI(I tihe Maid.'' is wlih will appear
it tle Opera loitse November 17, is
Me of tle attraefion inl whiche 1he
"Nixon & Zimmermnain Company pill
.ellt (1-al of faiti. . Miss Emlr..n's
rmarkable likeness tc Maude A:am.
M(I her elever ;, ! . aid easy 11ue.,
ler, make her a e.reral favorite, an
ias been evilenced by the excellent
louses talit have greeted her every
where since hier opermg.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR
The heirs at law of B. L. Dominiek,
leceased, will sell it public out cry'
before the court house it Newberry
m sales(lay in December (third (lay),
1906, time following described real
estate, of wlhich the said B. L. Don.
inick died seized and possesse(.
173 1-10 acres in No. I twoiislip,
me and one-hiif miles west of New
Jerry bounded by lands of II. W.
Whittaker,P. N. Livngstoni, C. L. Ila v
id and George Ilipp. Eighty to one
imired acres in fiiie timber.
Also one lot and one two-story
wriek store room thirty by one hun
Ired feet in the town of' P)rosperity,
A\lley between this lot and biuildiing oft
llawkinis Brothers belongs to this lot.
Stor'e roomf O(cupied by S. R. Hirge'
2ompanmy andt lot con taining 11-i 00t of'
Tw'io acres, more or less, andit (1we~ll-I
n g of' eight r'oomsn, barm anid st able,
ni Pr'ospeity oni CaFks Ferry rloaa
nid botinded by lots of' Mrs. IHosat
annioii, MIrs. Lizzie Tlaylr andm( ot hi
ilands of' H. L. D ominuick, dIeceasedl.
HouItse and lot ini Prosper)ity ('onf
alining 6-1(00 neres ad,joining the oil
Lot containing 58-1 00 (If an acre ad
joining lanids of .J. L. Wise, L. C.
foerchant rand on Luther Str'eet.
TJerms: The lots in thle t own of
P'rosperity described above will be
old for cash. Trho tract (If land in
o. I Township will be sold for oneI
imlf cash, balance on credit of twelve
noithls at eight per' centt interest
Pr'om (lay of sale secured b)y bond1( ofI
urllchaser and mortgage of p)remis9es,
vith privilege to purchaser to pay all
ajsh. Puirchiaser to pay for' papers,
11d( recording same.
Plats of all these lanids may be seen
it the' oNiece of' thle cleirk of court -at
Mrs. Rosa E. D)ominick,
*J. A. Dominick,
M'1r. (*. C. Fellers,
Mr's. WV. 0. Mitchell,
Heir's at Law of B. L. Dominick,
LANCE AT THE INSTITUTION'B
mprovements Being Made.-Income
From Fertilizer Tag Tax Shown
to Be Exactly $164,996.82.
Anderson, Oct. 29.-Judging from
he newspaper editorials and the talk
>f individuals, Clemson college will
'ome in f'or a big share of the timo
>f the next general assembly.
Knowing that the annual report of
,he board of trustees of Clemson col
ego was being prepared, your corre
ipondent called on Col. R. W. Simp
01, ebcliirnan of that board, at Pen
lleton yesterday. The finance com
nittee will meet next Friday night
it. Clemson college to put the annual
'Tort in writing, at which time the
wIwspalwrs o tihe State will be fur
lished with a copy of the report.
This report will show that Clemson
!ollege secured from the privilege tax
m fertilizers and cotton seed meal be
ween July 1, 1905, and July 1, 1900,
!xactly $164,996.82. From this large
imount must be deducted the aiount
if the iunused tags which amount is
l6.642.79, so really $158,354.03 is
fhat the college secured.
The report will show the following
I1Cxpelnses of analysis and
inspection of fertilizers
and cotton seed meal ... $17,626.59
leneficiary scholarships .. 11,618.79
[oast experiments .. .. 1.. 1642.83
inntomological inspection . 750.00
Veterinary inspection .. . 1,569.52
Holding farmers' institutes
diflerent Sections of the
Printing popular bulletins 790.67
After deducting this amount from
the $158,354.03, it leaves Clemson col
lege proper $122,030.80 with which to
operate the college. To this amount
should be added the income from pay
cadets, which amounts to about $20,
000 annually, which gives as a grand
There are about. 600 cadets at the
college tiis year and if this number
is divided into the $142,030.80, the
cost of each cadet annually is $236.71.
In making up these figures it must
not be forgotten that the college is
al Iways making some improvements.
The equipments of the various depart
ments are always being renewed. The
collega being a textile and mechanical
one, there are always some equip
ments to be added, and the cost of
operating a college such as Clemson
is much greater than the cost of an
ordinary literary college. Therefore,
the $236.71 is not the right amount to
he usedi at the cost of each endet.
The experimental station is sup
ported b)y the United States govern
muentI. T1he Hatchl fund provides $15,
000 annually for the station. The
Adams amend~menit, whlichi passed the
last cong~ress, p)rovidecs for $5,000 ad
dlRi(ional this year, and( the amount is
to bIe iniereased b)y $2,000 annually un
I il I he slttion income is $30,000.
The experimen tal station is not on,
ly suppI~orted b)y the United States
-roernImnt, but ii is opewrated by
thew goIvernmen1Ct . The affairs oIf the
st ation (d0 not connect with the af
fairs of Clemson college.
.J. 1H. Godfrey.
SKIDOO CLUB OF 23 GIRLS.
Each is 23 Years Old-Meet on 23rd
Day-Chief Object, "Skidoo for
Pit tsburg, Oct ober 25.-The 'Ski
d1oo, 23,'' Club was organized to-day
ini McKeespo(rt, Pa., b)y the Misses
Gordon, Sterling and Klingensmith.
The club is composed of twenty-three
women, each 23 yeads old. The meet
ing night is the 23rd of each month.
Thle membership (If the club will be
increasedl every time thme list of ap
pIiliants recachies twenty-three. One
p)urpo)(se of the club is to say ''23"
to all marriage p)roposals during the
school term, as all members are teach..