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ENTHUSIASTIC INTEREST WAS
President E. D. Smith Reelected
Law and Bucket Shops Donounced;
Corn Congress and Harvie
The following officers were elected
by the South Carolina division of the
Southern Cotton association:
President-E. D. Smith of Flor
Vice-President-E. L. Archer of
Secretary-F. H. Weston, Colum
T reasurer-F. H. Hyatt, Columbia.
The meeting was attended by dele
gates representing 20 counties. The in
terest manifested was encouraging
and the attendance was even larger
than had been expected. Telegrams
were received from some delegations
stating that they had intended , to
come but had been prevented because
of the way' in Which trainls missed
connections. Mr. E. D. Sipith, presi
dent, was himself delayed and the
convention was called to order by the
secretary. Rev. E. L. Archdr was made
The following were present at the
'Anderson-M. A. Mahaffey.
Barnwell-F. If. Creech, . W. W.
Moore, J. A. Jenkins, J. B. Morris,
W. T. Walker.
Clarendon-0. C. Scarborough, S.
M. Ha.ynesworth, E. D. Hodge.
Darlington-R .H. Rogers, A M.
Coker, E. M. Williamson.
Florence-J. W. McCown, James B.
McBride, T. A. Clarke.
Greenville-R. Mays Cleveland,
Greenvile-W. J. Moore, J. M. Ma
Lancaster-W. C. Hough, W. J.
Lee-E. D. Smith.
Laurens-J H. Wharton.
Marlboro-T. S. Evans, W. W.
Bruce, W. A. Rogers.
Oranlgebur.g-J. E. Wannamaker, J.
. A. Peterkin. J. . Moss, J. R. Fairley,
N. N. Hayden, B. F. Keller, W. W.
Richland-W. W. Ray, Richard
Singleton, F. H. Hyatt, F. H. Weston,
Z. T. Lykes, W. H. Padgett, A. Pat
terson, R. S. McKenzie, W. J. Ly'kes,
J. A. Byrd.
Saluda-W. F. Whittle, W. W.
Padgett, L. B. Blease, J. M. Forrest.
Spartanburg-E. L. Archer, Ralph
. M. Smilb4.
Union-J. W. Gregrory.
York--John L. RBainey, W. S. Wilk
erson, C. V. Spencer.
Williaishurg-W. ). Bryan.
Secret ariy We'ston read~ thle mi nuites
of the last meeting. A fter these had(
been approved Mr. H~yatt made his re
port as treasurer. This was referred
to an auditing committee. Mr. Hyatt
stated that two counties answered to
the assessment this year. Others hadl
cont rimbut ed liberally, sonie gave not
at all. HloN~ever', all salaries had been
Iplaidl and all expenses met. The bal
ance on hand is not enough t.o boast
of and the executive committee needs
money with which to push the wvork
The mat ter~ of a* permanent organi
zation was then broached. Dr. W. W.
~Ray of Richland suggested that this
|actioni he deferr'ed until Pr'esident
Smith could be conferred with . Mr.
Smith was his choice for president,
said' Dr.. Rlay, but lhe wanted Mr.
Smith to give more time to the South
Carolina division. (Mr. Smith is also
field agent for the national divsion.)
Dr. Ray's suggestion was adopted.
In the afternoon President Smith
was present. The election to the
presidency was urged upon him. Mr.
Smith at fiist declined. He is in need
of rest. Finally lie accepted the presi
dency and the convention began dis
eussion of other matters.
Farmers Can Talk.
The meeting showed one thing:
The Sot'thierni Cotton association has
had an educating influence. When it
*first started there were a teow men
who did the titiking. The othiers had
ideas, but they did not knowv how to
epress them. Yesterday's session
hewed that the farmers, are being
'aght to express their views-and
ome of them do right pointedly.
*There was a fight over electing rep
qentation 'on the executive commit
of the general association. Mr.
tt and Mr-.-E. D. Smith are ex
jo members, for Mr. Hyatt is the
surer. Mr. E. McIver Williamson
old the position of committeeman
thia state. Only one wvas allowed
year. This year South Car olina
.Williamson declined to allow~
lame sto be used, .when he was
Mr. Hyatt insisted that Mr. William
son should serve. Mr. E, D. Smith
declared that he had observed Mr.
Williamson's work on the committee
and that lie had given it a great deal
of life as well as a great deal of stab
AIr. Williamson stated that he had
done wlhat lie could for the associa
tion, but lie does n6t feel that lie can
give proper service in 1907, for lie is
not in accord with the views of some
which referen'ce to the proposed
scheme to organize a gigantic holding
i Rev. E. L. Archer was nominated
for the other place. He declined, but
the nominations were ordered closed
- Before they could be elected the
point was raised that these gentlemen
should not bedesignated as committee
men ntil the association had declared
itself on the holding corporation plan,
which appears to be the paramount
issue. Dr. Ray moved reconsidera
tion of the vote by which nominations
were ordered closed.
In, the beginning Mr. Williamson
and Mr. Archer had protested against
being nomiiated, butt in view of a
fight on issues they permitted tiheir
names to remain and after the issue
had been discussed by President
Smith and Mr. McBride, In favor of
the plan, and Mr. Archer, Mr. Hyatt,
Mr. Wililamson and Mr. J. E. Wan
namaker, in. opposition to it, the vote
was taken on the several parties nom
inated. The first ballot resulted:
Williamson 18; Archer 19; 1icBride'
19; Ray 21; Moss 1; Hodge 6. There
was no election, and on the .second
ballot Dr. Ray and Mr. Archer were
elected. The State convention is thus
evenly divided in its representation.
One Hundred Million Dollars.
Mr. Smith made a. strong argument
in favor of the holding corporation.
The .farmers who will not, come into
the association need no protection,
and if they put their cotton on the
market when the prices are below the
association's minimum this cotton
could be bought up to the .extent of
2,000,000 bales and could be held,
along with the cotton held by the as
sociation members, until their demaxd
for prices should be met. I
To do this would require a capitali
zation of $100,000,000, to be raised by
members of the association subscrib
ing to the capital stock $5 per bale
on every bale they propose to raise.
There could be State and county or
ganizations, regnularly chartered, with
regu11larly apointed buyers, etc.
Mr. Smith denounced forcibly the
action of Secretary Shaw' in With
dra\wing $100,000.000 from eircula
tion iii the summer. This had unset
fled the monev situation genlerally,
but forced Wall street down upon
Southiern loans-and the cot-ton far
iiers had suffered.
Mr. Archer disagreed with Mr.
Nmi hI. Tlhiis hold ing~ colroration
shiouldl he organiziedl withbout. connee
tion with th le assoicat ion. Further
more, lhe believes the plan impracti
Mr. H-yatt briefly expressed his op
piositioni when lie was called upon01 to
speak, but lie stated that in Birming
ham next week he will talk at length
on ''Iow to Finance the Cotton
Crop,''' the subject assigned him by
Mr'. J1. E. W~anniamaker made a
st artling statement. On a recent v'is
it to Barnwell hie had been told that
here are people in that county who
arc living in) sqhualor, wvithi poor shel
Ier for themselves, less for their
shivering animals and none for t heir
farmi implements. They buy their
meat, even their cabbages and other
vegaitables. Why? Because f'hey plant
cottlon, plant it blindly without
thought of the future. HIe sup)po5ss
that (lie same conditions exist in many
counties. He opposes the ''holdinig
corporation,'' believing that it wvouTd
be better to build wvarehiouses and to
farmers to the appreciation .of the
need for diversification..
Mir. McBride took the view that the
work sne:gested by Mr. WVannamaker
is that ofI Clemson college or agricul
tural societies, and that the cotton as
sociat ion has a broader field. It
should p)romote organiizatIion anid co
operation along the line suggested by
Opposed to Lien Law.
After selecting the delegation to
the Birmangham epnvention, the con
vention authorized "President Smith to
name the members of the executive
committee. He selected the followv
E. Mcer~e Williamson of' Darling
R. Mayes Clevenland of Marietta,
B. F. Keller of Cameron, Orange
. R. M. Pegnes of K(ollock, Chester
W. D. Bryan of Taft, Williams
The following resolution was offer.
ed by Mr. Gregg on behalf of th
Florence .couity. delegation:
"Resolved, That the associatio
appoillt a committee to memoraliz
the general assembly to repeal the lai
known as the lin law for supplies.'
This was voted on without diseuE
sion as these are practical ftrmer
and knw what the law is. Ther
was opposition, t the mnotion pre
vailed and the following wore appoint
ed by the chair t,o memorialize th
legislature: Walter (Iregg .of Floi
ence, B. F. Keller of Cameron, W. At
McBride of Florence.
The following were elected dele
gates to the Birminiilgham convention
W. J. Cuiningham, W. J. Moore, 1,
). Hodge, A. M. Coker, W. W. Bruce
Dr. R. H. Smith, J. W. McCown, W
F. Whittle, J. A. Peterkiu, C. 1E
Spencer, E. D. Smith, J. NM. Major, R
M. Pegues, E. M. Williamson.
, Against Bucket Shops.
It is related that a distinguishe(
Greenwood lawyer says that in hi
county gambling is the highest fori
of crime. It was a Greenwood dele
gate, Mr. W. J. Moore, who introduc
ed t,he followin.:
"lesolved, by Ilhe South Carolin
division of tle Soithlern Cotton asst
ein(ioni, Thiat we conidemni anid disap:
.Prove of the dealing in what is com
monly knowin as 'futures,' being it
jurious to the morals of our peopl
aid entailing great financial loss o
"Resolved, further, That we eart
.eftly hope and believe the legislatur
of South Carolina will eiiact such law
as will prohibit exchanges and bucke
shops from being operated in thi
This was adopted without discum
Getting Down to Business.
Mr. Smith offered the followin
resolutions, which were adopted:
"Resolved, That this conventioi
recommend to the Birminglain cor
Veitionl the advisability of each coml
.ty appointing a selling and financip
agent, authorized in writing, signe
by the individual members, as -sol
agent. to sell the cotton of the loc
association at a price not less tai
that agreed upon by the national aQ
sociation, and to give said agent thi
power. to liegotiate loans, fiv the rat
of interest, storage and ilsurane
This is a very important resolutio
for it gives form and purpose a,n
business objective to the associatiot
The session last. night. was an en
perience meeting, at which the del
gates exchanged ideas mutually heli
The anto enthilisiast who frequeni
Iy pays out his coin for repairs ia
be said 1o suffer from one kind o
Capital stock paid in
Surplus . . ,
Deposits . . .
We do business on k
We extend every c
with safe and sound t
Four per cent. paid
THE BANK 01
C pital Stock -
Interest allowed at rate of A
Special attention to farm<
small, none too large to en list o
to meet arid greet you. Call in
G. Y. Hunter, President.
J. F. Browne, Cashier.
N. L. Black. A. H. Hai
S. S. 13irge. J. S. Whe
S.P Boo2er. 0 G Y. 1Hun
HARVIE JORDAN- ENDORSED.
i By South Carolina Division of the
a Southern 'Ootton Associa
- The 'Sonth Carolina division of the
s Southern ('otton Association at its
a metinl adopled the-following resolu
- tions introduced by the delegation
. from Ornngeburg:
S''Whervas the H1onl. Ilarvie Jor
- dan ha served as' president, of the
Southern Cotton association for the
past tw4 years with distinguished fi
- delity and oficiency and whereas ef
forts have beeni made by the enemies
of the association to destroy the con
fidence of the Southern people in the
character aind administration of Pres
ident Jordni, rherefore be it
. Resolved, first, That the heart
felt thaiks-of the South Carolina di
vision or (lie Southern Cotton asso
I ciation are dutle and are hereby tend
s ered the lion. Harvie Jordan for his
1 distinguished services as president of
- the Soutfhiern Cotton association and
- for all his efforts to advance the in
terests of, tle entiri-e South.
I 1'esolved, second, That we hereby
- condeni all erforts to iiiqjiure Presi
- dent 'Jor4an11 and throllugh him the
- Southern1 ('otton association.
- ''Resolved, third, That we hereby
a express our entire confidence in the
i character and administration of Pres
ident H-1-arvie Jordan and pledge him
- our hearty support in his efforts to
a advance the interests of the Southern
s people. That the secretary be in
t structed to transmit a copy of this
s resolution to the Hon. Harvie Jor
"J. E. Wannamaker,
J. W. Moss,
'B. F. Keller.'
I like to quote the fragrant lines of
- And often I am caught by Shelley's
And yet for clever thoughts and
e quaint conceits
1 Give ine some little lyric of my own,
ti -Harvard Lampoon.
0 ''Did you hear that there was a
c skeleton in Jones' family?''
''You don't say so ! Where ?''
4 ''Inside of Jones.'
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W. M. AUGUSTINE, BEEF MARK
Best steak ...........12 1-2 cts
Other cuts from 6, 8,and 10c. per lb
- Pork 12 1-2 cents per lb.
y Stenk Pork 15 cents per lb.
f Oysters, nest 40 cents per quart.
Fish, etc. Near Senn's store.
ry, S. C.
. . $ 50,000.O0
. . 25,000.00
. - .3 235,000.00
on deposits*in Savings
Fire) Proof Vault.
J. E. NORWOOD,
UITY, S. C.
- - " $25,0o,oo
- - - 12,160.Oo
per cent. on tirne deposits.
ers' accounts. No account toc
ur best attention. It is a pleasure
J. S. Wheeler, Vice-President
Hunt, Hunt & Hunter, Attys.
vkins. P. B. Warne
eler. J. F. Brown,
ter A.GO.Wi ;
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tirely New, Fresh and Stylish, ha
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We guarantee to show the prettic
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bank. Every facility of m
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the established policy of tl
We pay 4 per cent inte
partment, compounded I
account is earnestly solici
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E R. HIPP, Vice
M. L. SPEAR MA
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We believe in PURITY.
We constantly preach PURI
We always practice PURIT3
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Our prices remain the sa
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'to all lovers of fine candy
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*now for sale by
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trolina. Our Sto,::k is en
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"when preparing medi
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le Drug Store
advance in prices.
3 Huyler: "Regard
advance in prices of
Candy, would say
we are aware of the
that many of the
wufacturers of cheap
Candies have ad
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lave not done so, nor
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me, as does the per
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