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MAKES COTON REPORT
IMPORTANCE OF ISSUING AC
-Officials Are in Good Working Order
And Much Interest is Shown in
Columbia. Aug. 5.-Probably the
first attempt on the part of any
branch of a state government in the
South. to give anything like a com
prehensive report of the condition of
the cotton crop was that issued by
-Commissioner of Immigration and
Aguieulture E. J. Watson, of this
state. on August 1. which showed the
condition of the cotton erop in this
state to be ;0.5. That Mr. Watson 's
information was authentic was veriti
ed by the government report issued
the following day. showing the condi
tion in South Carolina to be August
.As president of the southern states
commissioners of agriculture, which
-ill -meet in Columbia, in October,
mext, -Mr. Watson announces that in
wiew of the various complaints of the
.government cotton crop reports, it is
aiis jim to have accurate data collect
sed in each of the cotton growing
states for the purpose of making a
general report of the cotton crop at
the meeting to be held in this city.
In discussing the work now engag
ing Commissioner Watson's attention,
Mr. Watson Talks.
"The issuing of our midseason cot
ton report is but the beginning of an
effort throughout the cotton produc
ing states to provide for an estimate i
thoroughly accu.&te cotton reports,
and a final estimate prepared with
strict regard to accuracy by ' those
who are more or less charged, with
the care of the interests of southern
-agriculture. In view of the great
-complaint that has s - often followed
the preparation of the reports in
'Washington, there has been a grow
ing demand for reports from official
sources in the south. So far as I
Inow the report issued yesterday by
the South Carolina department is the
'lirst general midseason report to be
issued in any of' the states, and great
care was taken in its preparation.
"CIt is not the purpose to issue an
other before October 1, whieh is
practically the close of the season,
and this will be preparatory to the
most accurate estimate possible of the
crop about November 16.
'"This matter of how to get reports
ia.s been discussed from time to time
%y the southern states commissioners1
lin their annual sessions, and upon as
~suming the presidency of this asso
eiation, which embraces all of- the
states from Virginia to Texas I de
termined, if possible, to get every
state at work in the effort to secure
'accurate information upon which to
base a final estimate at the next meet
'ing of the association, which is to be
'held in Columbia the third week in1
November. Some time ago almost
simultaneously with the beginning of
the work in ~this state for the report
just issued, as president of the asso
ciation. I directed a letter to each one
of the southern commissioners, urg
~ing that accurate data as to cotton be
Interest is Shown.
"I have heard from practically all
-of the commissioners, and in Georgia.
North Carolina, Texas, and Oklaho
-ma particularly thoroughly well or
'ganized work is already well under
'way and it appears that all of the
-states will bring their final estimates
'to the annual meeting of the associa
tion in Columbia next November. un
'der seal, to be opened by a commit
'tee of the association, and by the as
-sociation promulgated. It is note
'worthy that the matter has been
'deemed of so.great importance in the
-state of Texas. that in addition to the
'department of agric'ulture the legisla
ture there has recently been establish
-ed a thoroughly equipped bureau.of
statisties for the purpose of gathering
'this information. This bureau is
-charged with the same work that is
attached to the department in this
state but has a much better equip
-ment for .the purpose, which, of
-course, is necessitated by the larger
area to be covered.
"As I take it, it will be many~
'years before the price of cotton will
ever hover again in the neighborhood
of the actual cost of production. for
the situation has ehanged in the past
clecade, and the world's demand for
'crnde cotton is ever increasing, and
:as far as a study of the markets be
:yond the seas at present is concern
<ad The time does not seem to be in
-pros'pect when the increase in demand
-will be less than it is today. In fact.
the cotton manufacturing .industry
abroad is developing at such -a rate
that the crude product must be had,
:and it is an undisputed fact that in
the mater n+ ' rma prodnt the south
Ile p1pulziiii ()f the world ceases t
increase. tlen perhaps the deman
for crude cotton will decrease. It
of supreme importance. therefor
that reliable facts in regard to tli
southi's cotton crop shall be given i
the world, and given as far and o
accurately as possible from souther
TO MODIFY ORDE
Agreed to by Virginia and the Rai
roads-Final Decision Octo
ber 1. -
Richmond. Va.. Aug 5.-Within ti
tiext week United States Circu
Judg,e Pritchard will sign a modifie
Jeeree, agreed to by the state and tb
rkilroa-ds, under which the eorporatio
eommission will be enabled to con
plete the third step on its rate-mal
ing function by publication of the
aent rate order for four consecutiv
weeks in a Richmond newspaper. N<
later than October 1 the new rate wi
,o into effect pending final adjudic
tion of the entire question involve
by the supreme court of the Unite
Thus the commonwealth will hav
ccomplished that for which it ha
:onsistently fought without disorde:
without defying a federal ruling an
without employment of "big stick
In the cireuit court of the Unite
States for the eastern district of Viz
inia, there were filed today tw
apers in the case of each eontestin
ailroad, constituting ai importan
)art of the presenti and pending liti
Pation. Judge Robert R. Prenti.
nember of the corporation commis
don, 4iled the demurrer, which set
orth the general plea of. the defer
lant commission in all of the case.
[t reads as follows:
"This defendant by protestation
ot confessing or acknowledging a
>r any other matters and things i
he said plaintiff's bill to be true i
ueh manner and form -as the sam
herein set forth, demurs thereto an
or eause of demurrer shows:
"First. That the said plaintiff ha
ot, in and by the said bill, state
my such cause as doth entitle it t
my such relief as is thereby sough
md prayed for.
".Second! That this defendant ha
10 personal or individual interest i
;he matters and things referred to i
"Third. That the said plaintiff ha
idequate remedy at law.
"Fourth. That the matters an
:hings complained of in said bill ar
"Fifth. That this court has no jui
sdiction .to hear and determine thi
~ause for the reason that -this is
uit against the State of Virginia.
"Sixth. That this court has no jm
sdiction to hear and determine th
ause for the reason that the stat
orporation commission is a court o
:he state of Virgiia and this court i
;herefore without power to enjoi
:he said commission.
"Seventh. That this court has n
urisdiction to determine this caus
~or the reason that if the said commis
ion is not such a court as this coui
ithout power to enjoin, then th
>ublieation of said commission orde
f April 27, 1907. was the necessar
art of the enactment of the same a
eislation. and this court is equall
ithout power to enjoin legislatio
>efore it is enacted.
"Wherefore, we for diverse othe
rood causes of demurrer appearing i
said bill. this defendant demurs ther<
:o and hiumbly demands the j-udi
neut of this court whether he sha
>e compelled to make any furthE
nswer to the said bill, and prays t
be ence dismissed with his costs an
rharges in this behalf most wrong
The Odor of Sanctity.
At a big luncheon Beerbohm Trt
at next to the dean of Mancheste
Said a guest: "Well, Mr. Tree, whi
have you been doing today?'' "Oh.
replied the actormanger. "I went f<
a lon~g motor ride this morning and
ost a bet.'' "Indeed,'' remarked ti
dean. "May I ask what the bet was?
"Certainly,'' said 'Mr. Tree;
made a bet that we should pa
through 400 different odors and v
only encountered 399.'' "Ah,'' wt
the quick reply, "you missed the od<
NOTICE TO OVERSEERS.
All overseers of roads in Newbe
ry county are hereby notified to haa
their respective sections worked an
put in good condition by first day<
September next. Failure to compi
with this order is subject to fine an
J. Monroe Wicker,
.July 17th. 1907. Supervisor
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shern improvements. 24o boarding
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IS Health record not surpassed. Clos
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CHARGES VERY LOW.
26th Annual Session will begin on,'
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Bags, any style
Ma 'es -
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a Manufacturers of Doc
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SOrnamental Wood W<
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the Building Material
-We want your inqi
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Sprices are right.
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Jersey City, N. J.
Hot water heat. EleCtric lights and other
pupils last year. High standard of scholar
tory advantages in Music. Advance course
Bible, and normal courses.
e personal attention to the health and social
,rorn on all public occasions
September iSth 1907. For catalogue address
J. M. RHODES, President.
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Now if that isn't a square deal we don't know what is.
Bring it and try it.
FOUR PER CENT. ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS..
The Bank of Prosperity,
Prosperity, 3. C.
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr. J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
J. F. Browne, Cashier. J. A. Counts, Asst. Cashr.
rhe People's National Bank
Prosperity, S. C.
laid Up Capital -' - $25,000 00
urplus.and Individual Profits $6,000 00
tockholders' Liabilities . , $25,000 00
or protection of depositors.
1.C. MOSELEY. President. M. A. CARLISLE, Vice-President
. W. WHEELER, Cashier. GEo. JOHNsToNE, Attorney.
Better a conservative interest on your deposit with,its safe
turn when wanted, than a hight rate and a feeling of doubt
)out the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Deposit. Government supervision
iakes It so. Likewise our Board of Directors is s, guarantee
prudent conservative management.
G. W. Bowers. W. P. Pugh.
J. A. C. Kibler. Jno. B. Fellers.
R. L. Luther. W. A. Moseley.
M. A. Carlisle. Geo. Johnstone.
J. H. Hunter. H. C. Moseley.
J. P. Bowers.
e allow 4 per cent. per annum s^i our Savings
~epartment, interest payable semi-annually.
At Factory Prices.I LEI~ .
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ata life-time. Write leston and Western Carolina railway.
Malone Music House will sell cheap ronda trip tickets. For
COLUMBIA, S. C., .rates, ete., see ticket agent or write
For Catalogues, Terms, Etc. jErnest Williams,
G. P. A., Augusta. Ga.
re always welcome at our Bank, and we ex
~nd a special invitation to them to open a
avings or Checking account. If at any time*
e counsel of the officers of the Bank should
eneeded it will be given freely. A special
~om, table and window has been'provided.
r the hundreds of ladies who now,~ and who
~ay hereafter favor us with their banking
The Place Yon Are Welcome.
THE NEWDERRY SAVINGS BANK.
~pital $50,000 - - - Surplus $30,000
No Matter How Small, No Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank
nil give. it careful attention. This message
plies to the men and the women alike.
S. McINTOSH, J. E. NORWOOD,