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IN BAOH COUNTY.
Plan Outlined to Southern 'Cotton
Mr. E. D. Smith, the president of
the South Carolina Ootton associa
tion and Southern organzier, has .issu
ed an impontant address, through a
special committee, regarding the erec
tion of warehouses for the storage of
cotton and for lond-ing money on such
cotton stored in association, ware
houses to the members of the asso
cintion. The address is of the great
est imporbance to farmers, tell.ing as
it does the plans 'to be worked out.
Mr. Smith accompanies tihe ad
dress with a personal card as fol
'Recognizig the fact t1iait the
commercial prospect depends upon
'the permalniiout b'isis, and in view o'f
the fact thalt we must have surplus
capital invested where it can be a
vailable for retiring this cotiton, I
hope the plan given below will be
taken up by tihe several counties in
the state, and reports made prompt
''We will begin 'an active caipaign
from county to county about the 1st
of July. In a. few days we will pub
lish our sdhedule of appointments,
and hope that all parties interested
will see 'that at our several places of
mceting there wi-l be as large an at
tendance as possible.
''E. D. Smith."
Every fall thousands of bales of
ct.ton are forced on the market re
gArdless of tihe price, because the
piAducers and owners have inciirred
.iebts in making tiheir crops, and have
ni other meais of meeti.ng their ob
liga-tions. other than by selling their
cobton. It is this very condition that
has caused every year unsatisfactory
prices to be obtained for the pro
duct. It is useless to tell a farmer
or owner of cotton what it is really
worth without giving him a mans by.
which he can realize its worth. The
people are demanding a practical,,
simple, uniform 1 plal of cooperation
by which cot,toi can ne stored and
oney borrowed, and the floating
tton purchased and retired from the
arket, so that the price can be fix
and mnintained immediately. It
therefore, evident, tlihat in order
'maintain a fair price for our cot
there must be concerted action,
g b tho- earrying- of cotan at
inimum cost. and the removal of
distressed or surplus cotton
the market, and preventing its
g into comlpetition with that
for whicli there is a natuiral
eordance with a resolution
[at a meeting of 'he inational
'Ke committee in. Birmninghani,
A January, 1907, the fol lowing'
detail is given as t he policy
socia tion f'or organizin g thme
Sing and holding companies
ing a profitable price for
ounty ito nieet and appoin,t
ee sto soli'eit subscriptions
'stock of as much as $5
WMr the cotton grown .i.n that
,Mis money 'to be used as a
MMedit for .building, buying
wa.rdhouses, for borrow
or lending money on cot
earry on any and all
IL essary controlling the
sale of cotton in that
eq a committee to app)oint
ents to obtain subscrip
capital stock from all
idles of profession or vo
tupon the subscription
bhun ytof the capital
Ant it, there shall be 'a
Sstoeloholder.s .to elect
ager and board of di
avd of directors and
o bt'ain a dharter to
varehouse coltton. That
Sthec several ware
nag companies mn
fl conjunction with
t 'ix the carrying
to cover all ex
ng on tihe business
a in that4 state. The
rom among its mem
yes 'to meet wit>h tJhe
re -committee of .the
Asdociation and they
bJe of cot-ton, and tihe
necessary to meet
~toring, insuring cot
rest on money and
B ach county organ
control of all of its
'api'tal and ito have all
ved from its itwest
jtoeldholder 'and mom
thorn Cotton associa
ntitled to all of the
lvileges arising from
m. That to each mem
yment of annual dues
a mombership eerti
the name and postoffice of the mem
ber and the fact that the holder
d'hall be entitled to all the priv.ileges
and beonefits under -the organization.
That When cotton under the control
of these several companies shall be
sold, it shall be sold at such a price as
shall represeiut 'thp minimum as fixed
by the association, plus the carry
ing chmges, so that -the owners of
cotton belonging to ou-r -association
shall receive a minimum net, and t1hc
purchaser made to pay all expenses
ineurred in storing, insuring and
Duties of Manager.
The business manager shall be
bonded in a sufficient sum -to guaran
tee -avainst any losses and shall ne
gotiate all onns, see to the location,
buildi!, buying and leasing- of all
wa-relhouses and shall be responsible
fori the sale of all cotton under his
chai-ge. A member of the association
bminging his cot-ton to an -association
war-1oulse, shall be eutitled to re
ecive a loan upon his cotton, to have
it wei--bied and graded, and to have a
certifica-te of Ownership; which cer
tifieate shall set forth t'he weight and
grade, marks and mnumers, aind the
amount per bale horrowed. The own
er s'hall be required to execute -to
the business manager- a )owe of at
torney to borrov money oi and to
sell his cotton, provided it shall not
be sold under the price agreed upon
by the national association. The busi
ness manager shall be empowered to
buy any an.l all cot-ton offered for
sale in his county w'hen the price at
which it is offered is less than that
fixed by the association, and he shall
be empowered to hypothecate these
purchases, or the cotton so boug'ht. as
a basis of loan to buy other cotton.
To illustrate, say the capital stoek of
a given county is $100,000. With this
amount 10,000 bales can be bougiht. by'
bor'owing on 'the bale the amout
neecssary to buy it less $10. That is
if the cotton should be 9 eents a
-Pou,1,d the manager gives $45 for a
bale. This hale is warehoused and the
receipt is hypotheeated for a loan of
$35 on tile bale it represents and by
addingir $10 of the capital stock an
other bale can be bought. Thus plac
ing the hale of cotton, and $10 as
collateral security, 10,000 -bales can
be controlled by a capital of $100,
000. The difference between what sum
cotton is bought at and the price at
which t is sold, will be one means of
revenue to t.he corporation. Each
count,y, .'varehouse and holding com
pany q)iall give a bond to the state
d~ivXQg' S ja4jtfI keQping of
ts contract with the other states.
That as soon as 10 per cent. -of the
cotton growing comties sliall have
eenm organized, eacl county as organ
ized shall le required to call for
whatevelr per. eit. of its sibserip
tionl to the capital stock its board of
directors shall deem inecessary with
which to begin business.
, is essenziajl that every county
shall begin i mumediately an active
c'aimpaignm of' organmizationi, so as 1o
he able to con trol thle nconimng crop.
Every contmy organized is requestedl
to send to thle piresidenit of its si a.te
dlivision a report of the fact, giving
tIme names of officers aind the amount
of capital proposed to be raised.
TPhe organizations in the coun-ties
are urged to wvrite to their state pires
idents, request.ing data, plans and
specifications for stan dard ware
An active campaign is on, -and t:he
cooperation of .all interested is desir
ed. W. H. 'eeymour,
- Will H. WVoods,
Seety. Southern Cotton Association..
(Sigited) W. H. Seymour, Alabama,
chairman; Walter Clark (by Willi H.
Woods, Mississippi), Paul M. Potts,
Louisiana; 'M. L. Jdhnson, Georgia;
C. C. Moore, North Carolina.
SORRY ABOUT ROOSEVELT.
Platt Regrets that He "Kicked Him
Up-Stars."-He Teis About in
timacy with the President in . .
New York, May 10.-''That is not
true,'' said Senator Thomas C. Platt
yesterday. ''I have no idea whatever
of being a candidate to succeed my
self. I shall servo out my term.
''Then I shall wvait for the call to
the other side. I have lived my life
and I have done whrat seemed to me
to be the right thing to do. But I
realize that there is not much left
now for me to do. I would like to set
tle down aiid see the world go
A New York World reporter found
Mr. Platt in the front room of a flat
at the Elmendor, 133 WVest 11th
street, to wvhich he has moved recent
ly from the Hot el Gotham. Teh flat
is hired in the name of Mr'. and Mr-s.
Had his Sons' Approval.
tom house,'' said Mr. Platt. ''His
wife is a fine woman. My legs need
every day a massage treatment. Mrs.
Able attends to that. I have known
her and her husband for years. I grew
tired of living a-lone at the Hotel
Gotham, and it was at my suggestion
that they took this flat to keep me
coifortable. I am happy and con
tented here. My. sons heartily ap
,proved of my coning here to live.''
Senator Platt is feeble in body, but
his mind seems to be as alert and ac
tive as it was when he was the boss
of the Republican party in New York.
Te w:lther was o hd tht.11 tle Sen
ator had decided not to go down v,
t* United States Express Company's
c ices. He wal in a talkative and
r-:1ii ceniIt Imlood.
''r- witlfind.'' said Senator
Platt, ''a good deal that is interest
i'ir in that book down there, 'a' ani t
I lirted to a fat scrapmhook Iulider a
ible near his chair. Examination
er tlhe book shlowed that it was a col
1-ction of cartion-s prhi-r to 196. with
M:.. Plat t tiguri in everyN one of
m. Natuir:ll mnt (f tle
e-11rtoons" were hlosfile to Platt. As
the reporter turned over the leaves
tno Senator said:
''The eartoonists have been always
. good friends. Buiis, who made
Cartoons for the World, was tile one
who understood me1 best. le is a
fine fellow. All public men appre
ciate the work of the cartoonists.
They get at the public feeling acculr
ately. I have all the Cartoons in
which I figured down to tie present
"Look at this book,'' said the
Senator, pointing to a green-hound
volime. ''lThis is a Collection or ear
toons about Richard Croker, which
the ex-boss of Tammany Hall caused
to he comlipiled. The hook, hanid
somely bound, had been sent to Mr. -
Platt by his old )olitical enemy.
Is Sorry About Roosevelt. oi'
''Now look at t,hat other boo)k,'' he g"
said point ing toa fat volume un1ider the
table. On its cover was the hold si- go
nature of Theodore Roosevelt, repro- (1h
duced inl gold letters. In the book fr
were several nidred photographs of
the President. The collection gave (111
a complete personal history of The- '
odore Roosevelt from his college days
to date. ''No,'' said Mir. Platt, 'I SO
didn 't make that collection of 1oto
graphs. A man I know came to me
w'ith the book and said he wanted1 wi
$260. I bought it. it is a unique
"Senator," asked the reporter, all
"tell ine how you feel now -toward
Mr. Roosevelt?" sp
''Just as I always did. I was in a SI
position to make him Governor inP
1 89S. Black lad alienlated a large th
and important section of tle Repuh- lh
liean voters, and it was necessary to li
pick out a main who could Win. Mr. ag
Roosevelt, coming back .from the war
in Clitna, Was tile man. I selected him
aind he ws nominated. ft was ire- 'V0
ly polities. I never~ was a 'Roltose- pW
velt man01,' as thle saying goes. ha
'A tfter'hle was elect ed, as you will E
remnember01, Mr. Roosevelt discove'red mi
lie T1eni Commandments. He went to
around saying that two anid twvo make fo:
four, lie was having a great time t.h
telling about commoin honesty. .05
''You remember that lie used to thi
come down to New York to have thi
breakfasts with me at the Fifth Aye- li~
nute Hotel. Governor Roosevelt wvas fo
a politician. Some of his supporters
quoted the old1 saying that lie who
sups with the devil-that 's me-needs
a long spoon. Roosevelt had a long m<
''But, Senator, you1 kicked him up- an
stairs into the Vice Presidency.'' the
''I dlid that very tning. Roosevelt sti
wanted a renonmination for Governor1 tir
in 1900. Tihe Republican organizationi
or machine in New York didn't wvant
him. I did what I .c0ould to stir up
the Western dleegates at the Phil-,
adelphlia Convention to make Roose- f'i
velt take that nominiationl. Hie had fr
to take it. He knew it. was largely 14
my work, and for a time lie was vex- f
ed. He thought that making him S
Vice President meanat puttIing him out I i
of the race for the Presidency.
''But later, and( before lie becamie lie
President thr iough the deaoth oi(f our1F
gr'eat President McKinley, Mr. Roose- S
volt saw things in a new light. I co]
think Mr. Roosevelt felt that lhe was t
ill line to be elected President at the tic
end of McKinley's term. But I did- t,hl
i't helip make him Vice President Sc
with any such idea.'' ta>
''You mean, Senator, that wh'len ole
you kicked Governor Roosevelt up
stairs you weire getting rid of him
''I mean just that.''
''And you were sorry when he sue- 2t,
ceeded to the Presidency?''
A Oollection of Rooseveltiana. 0L
''I'ye been sorry every time I
thought of it. I never wvanted Thieo
dore Roosevelt to lbe Pr'esiden t. It. Sc'
wvas a mist ake, as I see it now, foir
me1 to make0 111 hi VcePriden(1t anid
ive him his ebanice to be President. '
"About Odell,'' asked the report- sell
and look in the glass
You can't help pucker
to think of tasting it.
By the use of s
Powders you-take this I
right into your systen
and ruin your stoma
Royal is madelrom 1
than Alum but you hav
"Youl had Sollie Cause to be an
"I had, but all that is past and
lie. The water has Ill gone under
u - lbridgk-. 1vu, and 'I tire good
rhe talk tirned apgain to Mr. Platt
itting )t lotel Goth.am11 to be the
tar boair'd ' with the Ables.
"I want to be confortable,'' lie
id. "I ai cotfortaible here.'
".Senator,'' said the reporter,
iave you put the Ables into your
"No,'' he said. "I pay them well
what they do for me, and that is
tlere is to it."
Mis. Able is middle-aged, wears
ectacles and is slight of figure.
e showed the reporter Senator
at I 's hed room and boundoir. On
":iwlls of the bed roomi are t wo
je il )ortraits of MrIs. Platt, tie
st wife, who died several Years
o. There are none 4f Mrs. Jane
,y--Platt, the second wife. I
"The estra-ngement between the
inatr land his wife seems to be
rmmna.t , ' ' sa id Mrs. A bile. " I E
*ge ntthing to say at all about that. g
r. Platt made the mioniey arrmang!e
niiis lihat made it po ssibhl m toris
lake this flat. I give him my pro- -
isional services and( I am paid fori ai
umi. IIis valet lives here and tak- (
care of him. If I had known that e
are was' so much purblic interest in ai
e Sennti''s change lu his way of r
ing I would not have taken him f
Force them? No-aids them. Ra
mis treatment of Liver Pills and
nie Pellets strengthens the liver
d dligestive organs so that they do
air own work and fortifies your con
tution against future trouble. En
e treatment 25 cents.?
[iu consideration of a p)etition suf- $
ienutly signed by the electors and 11
ehithileirs of school district numb)er '
of Newberry county, S. C., asking s
an election. to establish a High a'
hool in accordance with an Act of
Ani election is hereby ordered I.e be
d in the town of Prosperity, S. C.,
iday. .June 14, 1907, beginning at
At. M.. and closing at 4 P. M., and e
idntet ed by the trustees of saidi dis
et. Electors favoring the p)rop)osi
ni will vote ''For High School,''
>se (opplosing, -"Aginst IHigh (
hool.'' Registration certificate and d1
recept are required t.o vote in this "
J. S. Wheeler, (
S. J. Derrick, t
E. 0. Counts, il
County Board of Education.
EMSON AGRICULTURAL 00L
olarship and Entrance Examina
tionl to rreshman Olass.
hie examination for the awvard of
olarships from Newberry county
-you will see the effect-.
ng--it makes you pucker
o called cheap Baking
3uckering, injurious Alum
i-you injure digestion,
>ure, refined Grape Cream of Tai
e the profit of quality, the profit
Everybody Skates Bu
Everybody skates but mother* Brothe
She sits around all day. So do
Lookind very cross at father. Everyl
*N Who skates his time awayt Evem
Lemainin ope% i u Ju:. 1t
VEDNESDAY, FRIDAY and
to 10:30 o'clock.. AdmiLsion:
nen 10c. Use of skates 15c.
Mu.c Nc M 'C1T'n CO)
.nd ADM1~ISSION 'TO( FRE'SIIAN state (
LASS will be he!d at the county ferenice
ourit house on Friday, .July 5, at 9 ganizei
.im. A pplican ts for schola rships tie( or (
ify secure blank applicationi foirmsi Brass
rom the county Superintendent, of Foot I
Xiduetion. These blan3ks must be0 Teams,
illed out properly andl filed with the sirieet
ounty Superinftendent before the be- inig eli
inning~ of theII exain:tin. TChose shows)$
aking Ite e'xiaio f ou r entIranI(ceanu
3 thle Freshiman elas and not trII 1 ying~ e2x(usit
or a scholariship shonld1( file their ap- t,hese
liention with President Mell. such p.
'he scholarships a re worthI $100 and lar prt
r.ee tuit ion. One scholarship st udent
romn each county may seleet the Tex-j
ile coulrse, othIers mlust take one of Special
he Agricultural courses. Examina- g
01n -paper0 will be furnished, but each a he,
pplicanit should providIe himnself~ eial mtb
'ithI scratceh paper. Tne0 number ofUno
eholarships to lie awarded will be cr
P. II. Mell, President, hr I
('lemson College, S. C.
TO DRAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given that w e, the PUJ
ndelrsigned1, will on thle 31st inst. Via
I, 9 o'clock A. M., in the offlee of mlond /
he Clerk of Court for Newberry ForW
ounty, S. C., op)enly and publicly, o lo
rawv the names of' thirty six men io at
hoi arc to serve as Petit sJurors at anou
1c Court of Common Pleas for said1 .been ni
ounity and( State, which will convene ing, ca~
Ie 17th (lay of Junie, 1907, anid con tram1
nue for one week. with f
Jno. L. Epps, through
Wmn. W. Cromer, Tis
. Jno. C. Goggans, wishing
Jury Commissioners for Newberry as wecll
ounty, S. C. n . ,s
May 20, 1907.
~ wil e
istcontinuanco Theatrical Excur- of' the
sion fares, form ye
Followingr the action of Liho Tnter
of good health.
9ia a 1 I
'r he does likewise,
3es sister Ann.
Pody skates but mothere
our old man.
hi, c:-eiy MONDAY,
rC rt a -.
'01mmlIerce ('onuilssO Iin wih re
to par1lty l:ares for regulari or'
I Thealica iil Comipanies, Opera
'oneert Comnies,Iii4 (1lee (lubs,.
laids, Iiase Hall ChIuibs,
all, 1PoIlo and BIaskef Ball1
C~a rival Comnpanies, andI
thle Southeirn l?iiwaty be'gs to
e'e I h t af tier May~i 3IsI, .19107,.
'(JmpanhlIies are'( ca11lleeCd, and
tie 1'4will bi' e rered to reQga
v'ail ing or indiv'idual farcs.
J1. P. Sheely, Agent..
Meeting of Farmers' Unorc.
use of. ver y impor1tanl!t ma ters,
onIsidered1 there will be a spe
elinjg of t he County Farmers'
On Saturday, June 15th. Let
0en1 he0 reCpresented. All mem
the JUnion will he welcomeci.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
See. Conty Union.
5LMAN SLEEPING OAR
Southern , Railway to Rich
I he comfort anid conIvenien1ce
,e wishing to iattend1 the renn1
Richmond, we are pleased to
eeI itt airrangemen ts have
ade to start a P'ullmarn sleep
from Newvberry May 29th, orr
2 at 10..32 a. mn., connecting
oat traini at Columbia going
will greatly convence those
to avoid ''ehange of cars"
as insure comforts and a good
rest. while on ronte.
('s desiring spacle ou this ear
oil, th1i- oily, who has ('hairg~e
reser'vationl, antd who will In-.
nl as5 to the rate, ele.
.J. P. Sheely, Agent.