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VOL XLIV NO 82. NEWBERRY 8. C., TUMSDAY' SEPxEMBER 10.1907. TWICE AWEEK, S1.50A YEAR
ITSHOP CAPERS H03M.
Grateful for Attentions-Says Presi.
dent Roosevelt Would Not Have
Been Treated With More
Consideration - Stood
Th e State.
'Mr. Theodore Roosevelt could not
have been the recipient of more at
-tentions than have been shown me to
day," said Bishop Ellison -Capers as
he was being made comfortable in a
closed carriage at the union station
last night. "One gentleman came all
the way from Skyland to Cedar Moun
tain for us and we were taken to
Brevard in his automobile. So many
kindness have been tendered me on
the trip that I hardly know where to
begin to express my gratification."
The arrival of Bishop Capers was
awaited with anxiety last night, and
the paity of friends gathered at the
station to meet him had everything in
readiness for his comfort.
Mr. Ellison Capers, Jr., and Mr.
John P. Thomas, Jr., had closed car
riages drawn close to the tracks and
Bishop Capers and Mrs. Capers, her
self long an invalid, were carried,in
easy chairs from the special coach
to the carriages. Mr. W. W. Coleoek,
Jr., had brought a large and comfor
table automobile to be used in case it
The party had reached the bish
on's home in the eastern part of the
city before 2 o'clock this morning.
Capt. John G. Capers, Jr., and Mr.
F. F. C0apers, sons of Bishop and Mrs.
Capers; Miss Marie Dwight and Miss
Sams, who have been companiong to
the two invalids during the summer,
and Dr. Craig of Winnsboro, who has
been in attendance upon the bishop
for the last six weeks, were in the
Capt. Capers said that they had
left Cedar Mountain at 1 p. m. and
the trip of 12 hours was made with
out unpleasant incident. They were
taken ,in automobiles and carriages
from Cedar Mountain to Brevard and
from Brevard they came directly to
Columbia in a special car.
I think the change of climate will
do -e good,'' said Bishop Capers
last night, "the air was getting chil
ly on gedat Mountain.'' He seemed
great pleased to be home again, and
though his power of locomotion has
not been restored except in part. yet
his voice is strong and clear and his
handshake is hearty.
Capt. Capers reqpiests that no mat
ters of official nature be brought- to
Bishop Capers' attention, although
the bishop will be glad to receive his
F'rom Bishop Capers' present con
dition the members of his family are
led to indulge the hope that he will
recover the use of his limbs. Mrs.
Capers also stood the trip remark
ably well, considering her enfeebled
condition. It was quite affecting last
night to see the dear old lady being
carried from the car to the easy car
riage by her 'stalwart sons, who bore
the chair on which she was seated
with such care and solicitude. And
equally as inspiring a pieta~re was
the manner in- which their noble f(ath
er, the prelate of this great state, the
ex-Confederate warrior, was handed
as gently -as a babe by his loving
It will rejoice many hearts in South
Carolina to know that Bishop and
Mrs. Capers are at home, for whiIe
they are loved wherever they may be,
vet it is so much easier to express
that veneration and affection when
they are close by.
15 CENTS FOR COTTON.
Southern Cotton Association Fixes
Same Price as Farmers
Jackson, Miss, Sept. 7.-The exe
cutive committee of the Southern Cot
to'n association has fixed the price of
cotton for this year's erop on a basis
of middling at fifteen cents and for
the cotton seed at twenty dollars per
NEGRO CAUSES MUCH STI.IL
Official at Newberry Have Hard Time A
Arresting a Black "Blind
Newberry, Sept. S.-Consklerable 'IT
excitement was caused at the South
ern depot. this city, yesterday eveping C
just as the train rolled in from Co- a
lumbia about 5 o'clock by a negro re- H
sisting arrest. 8
Constable T. G. Williams, who is f
ever on the alert for the traveling S
blind tigers, had for a day or two s
been shadowing George Smith, a not- f!
oious negro liquor peddler, having si
heard that he had lately received a C
shipment of liquor and was dispens- y
ing it around. Constable Williams and h
Chief of Police C. W. Bishop follow- ti
ed the negro to the depot and just as ti
the train rolled into the station the! p
negro spied the officers and attempt- a
ed to rake his escape through the e
crowd. Mr. Williams ran up behind, c
the negro and caught him in the col- t
lar at the back of his neck with his s
left hand, when the negro wheeled o
and began to put up a game fight.
The negro is much of a man, and it is k
said, culd whip three ordinary men. k
Mr. Williams managed to ward off a
the -negro's blows until Chief Bishop t
ran up and struck the negro over the y
head with his walking cane, which V
seemed the more to infuriate the h
brute, when Mr. Williams stepped 1t
back and drew his gun and just as he ei
was in the act. of shooting. Messrs. I<
M. B. Caldwell and Henry Fellers of b1
the county caught his arm with the ir
pistol and threw it up preventing him ti
from shooting. While these gentle-,
men were holding Mr. Williams the ai
negro was about to get the best of i
Chief Bishop, when Mr. George Rob- p
ertson of the cotton mill and' Mr. C
Robinson, the operator at the South- rf
ern, went to his assistance and pin- a.
ioned the negro to the floor. AfterI tl
several blows over the head with a C
pistol and a good hickory stick the ai
negro bled profusely and hollered C
that he gave up-he had enough. w
Dr. P. G. Ellesor attended the negro
and says he only had a few slight
scalp wounds and was not seriously
hurt. Constable Williams' forefinger N
on his left hand was pretty bafIly
sprained and gave him some pain af
There was a large crowd at the de
pot and considerable excitement was p
caused at the time. e
The negro is considered a bad char -Iir
ater and was convicted a few months h<
ago of selling liquor and fined $50, ti
which he paid. When arrested yester- n
day he had a quart bottle nearly full e<
on his person in a ".Shaw's Malt'' it
The general opinion of those who oi
saw the affair is that the offleers had e:
their hands full and had not outside ti
help come to their assistance the neg-* g
ro would have had to be shot to be In
Owing to the vigilance of Constable e<
Williams and our police officers, there 01
is less liquor sold in Newberry now
than ever before.-The State. s
Geo. Smith was before the mayor 1i
yesterday morning on the charge of st
transporting contraband liquor and ir
on the charge of resisting an officer. tr
He pleaded guilty to the charge of re
sisting officer and was fined $15 or w
30 da'ys. On the other charge he! te
pleaded not guilty but was ponvicted mn
and fined $25 or 30 days. He was rep- la
resented by Schumpert and Holloway er
who gave notice of appeal to the fr
ircuit court in both cases.
Holland has a population of only of
5,000,000, but there aire 40,000,000 bi
of people in the Dutch East and West
Indies. The Dutch a. e not at present ti:
much addicted to emigration. In the in
United States, at the time of the last P
census. there were only 105,000 per- Jri
sons: of Dutch birth. The number of a:
Netherlanders in the Dutch East In- ni
dies is barely 12,000. st
A system of treating low grade o~
Iiron ores in an electric smelter with
raphite *as a reducing medium, in
stead of coal, has been invented by a Si
Mr. Iiorth, of Norway. The Iron and
eel1 Insttte has awarded him. tn
CLINKALES FOR EiATz7
6uthentic Statement Given Out by
His Friends-Has not Confirm
Spartanburg. Sept. 7.-John G.
linkscales, professor of mathematics
t Wofford college and one of the
iost widely known educators in
outh Carolina, will be in the race
)r the United States senate against
enator A. C. Latimer, according to a
tatement given out here today by
riends of the professor. They say the
:atement is authentic and that Prof.
'linkscales has finally decided to
ield to the wishes of his friends, who
ave been urging him for some months
) run for the senate. He is out of
ie city tonight, being in the lower
art of the state to make an address,
nd consequently he has not confirm
I the statement, but in certain cir
[es here it is believed he will eer
finly go before the people of the
ate as a candidate for the highest
flice they can bestow.
No man in South Carolina is better
nown and as a stump speaker he has
w if any equals in the state. He is
native of Anderson county and
Lught at Clemson college several
ars before becoming identified with
Tofford. It is admitted on all sides
re that because of his wide acquain
nice, remarkable talents as a speak
and high character, Prof. ,Ciink
ales would make a splendid race,
it some of his closest friends are not
eclined to believe he will enter poli
The announcement came evidently
i a surprise to local politicians, as
nie of them seen this eventng ap
arently know anything of Prof.
linkscales' intontion to enter the
we. Senator H. B. Carlisle said this'
ternoon that he did not believe
iere was any truth in the repirt.
ongressman Johnson said he had no
Ivance information, but if Prof.
linkscales should make the race he
ould give a good account of himself.
BEPORE GOING TO WAR.
ations Must Notify-Hague Con
ference Amends Certain Rules of
The Hague, Sept. 7.-The fifth
enary sitting of the peace confer
we met this morning and the follow
g rules regarding the opening of
>stilities were adopted: ''The con
'acting powers agree that hostilities
ust not begin without previous n
juivocal notice having been given
the form of a declaration of war.
state 'of war must be notified with
it delay to the neutral powers, the
feet for the latter beginning after
iey receive the notices, which can be
ven even by wire. In any cape the
stral powers can not protest against
lack of this notiee of it establish
that undoubtedly know that a state
Stating also the approval, with
me reserves of agreements eoneern
g the rights and duties of neutral
ates in time of war. The land rules
elude the following territory of neu
al states is invioable:
''The' belligerents cannot establish
ireless telegraph stations in neutral
rritory or any other means of comn
'nication with belligerent forces on
nd or sea.'' Volunteers cannot be
listed or a body of combatants
rmed in neutral territory.
The exportation of provisions from
e neutral state and the transport
provisions for belligerents are for
'Belligerents are allowed to use
e means of communication belong
g to neutrals or private companies.''
risoners who escape to, neutral ter
tory, if recaptutred by troops, must
ter having asked for refuge in a
utral state, be set free. "A neut4t
ate can defenid its neutrality by
r-e without this conlstituting an aer
Off With It.
What the "Black Hand'' appears
need most is amputation.i
Frmer s Umon Bureau o1
-Condueted by the
South Carolina Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-Operation Union.
OrCommunications intended for thi
lePartment should be addressed to J. (
Stribling, Pendleton, 8. C.
The National Meeting at Little Rock
This, the Fourt.h National Meetinc
of the Farmers' Educational and Co
operative Union of America, is be
yond doubt the most determined ani
successful organization of farmer
for business purposes that has eve
These men that have assemblei
here represent a class of busines
farmers that have met face to faei
what is perhaps the hardest proposi
tion- that has ever confronted th4
South viz: Naming minimum price
for her great staple crop, cotton, ani
have. been out three times in succes
These men of the cotton fields o:
the'soth who have toiled and pro
duced this great wealth producing
staple for lo, these many years an
been forced to take what others hav
hosen to give them as the farmers
share of the wealth that he has pro
Juced, have met these hard facts o:
his situation and solved this problen
aot only satisfactory to the grower
f cotton but likewise satisfactory tc
the great majority of all our people
in the south engI:.; l.:!-T ocupa
'ions as well.
These farmers that are here and
there in Little Rock have a kind of
onfident and determined look abou
-hem that only those that have work
!d long and fought hard can appre
!iate. These men of the farms know
he value of the victory that they have
won for themselves and the horrorc
hat 5- and 6 cents cotton brought t<
.he farmers as* well As others of the
south before the present farmer'.
novement was inaugurated.
These men here at Little Rock rep
esent the men who grow and owi
millions of bales of cotton and owu
id control over one thousand ware.
iouses to take care of their own eot.
,on, and besides they have enouL
means of their oui Wnd i) friendlN
relations of others u;.:ied in othel
>eeupations to hold their cotton foi
reasonable prices, and get it.
T.hese estimates and prices aetei
apon in t.his meeting are made ui
from local unons scattered all ove'
the south. The number of these lo
'alis now reach more than seventee!
Committee on minimum prices foi
short staple cotton.
rexas-D. J. Neil,J. S. Airhent.
aklahomar,J. P. Conner.
[ouisiana-L. N. Holmes.
Arkansas-W. F. Taft.
k[ississippi-H. W. Bradshaw.
Alabama-W. M. Eiland.
Georgia-J. M. Hart.
isouth Carolina-J. C. Stribling.
North 'Garolina-S. L. Carter.
Florida-W. M. Carlise.
Committee report oC .15 ets. mid
aling at interior for the month of No
rember and a one fourth of a eeni
per pound for each month after No
Long staple inland cotton report as
adopted by the national convention.
East Florida No. 1.
Nov. 1st.. .... .. .......42e.
ian. 1st... ...... .... ....43e.
A.ug. 1st ...... ... ........45e.
Georgia and Florida No. 2.
Nov. 1st... ... ... ......40c.
Jan. 1st...... ......'...41c.
Aug. '1st .......... ......44c.
Jarolina, Georgia and Florida No. 3
Nov. 1st.... ...... .....33c.
Jan. 1st ....... ....... ..34e.
Luz. 1st ...... ........... 36e.
Jarolina, Georgia and Florida No. 4
Nov. 1st ............ ....27e.
Jan. 1st...... ...... ....28e.
Aug. 1st .. .... ..........30c.
We realize the j4stice of the min
mum prices set by the Carolina sea*
sland growers association for sea
sland grown barbadence or gassi*
>ian long cotton and recommend thai
dl Farmer's Union men stand by
ninimum set hv the Sea-Island Grow.
ETxz PuRE FooD L&w
WILL BE ENFORCED.
Laboratories are being Established
Throughout the Country for
Washington cor. The State.
The laboratories which are being
established throughout the country as
a part of the system of enforcing the i
pure food law, are being gradually
but slowly equipped and put into I
These laboratories are to supple
ment the principal laboratories in
Washington and the six laboratories
already in operation in New York,
Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans,
'$Chicago and San Francisco. These six
will be continued and they have al
ready been considerably enlarged and i
the force of chemists increased so as i
to enable them to analyze the fbod
and drugs specimens which enter in
to interstate commerce as well as im
ported o iwcesnthhhEL '.ewOY '
ported ones which the laboratories
have been heretofore analyzing.
New pure food and drug labora
tories have just been established in
St. Paul, Detroit and Buffalo. Others
at Kansas City, Seattle and Portland i
are about ready to begin operations i
and sometime before the year is out
those at Savannah, Galveston, Cinein- i
nati and Denver will be ready.
The laboratory at hicago has been
enlarged four or five times. It will i
be the great central laboratory of the i
West, just as the New York labora- 4
tory is of the East. There will be
probably 15 analytical chemists in the s
Chicago laboratory. At Denver t e j
chief chemist has been appointed and I
some of the work is going on, al- i
though the laboratory is not entirely
completed. Dr. Leach, formerly i
chairman of the Massachusetts State
board of healt-h; has been put in I
charge of the Denver work.
Dr. Wiley, who has general direci i
tioi of the enforcement of the pure i
food law, through the inspectors and
the laboratories, will ask congress,
through the secretary of agriculture, I
for money to equip Several others. He
is particularly desirops that there
should be one at Pittsburg, one at St.
Louis and one at Omaha. Dr. Wiley I
hopes, he says, that the time will 1
come when there shall be one of these
laboratories in each state. Already
there are two in New York and Dr.
Wiley thinks there ough~t to be two in 1
Pennsylvania, one at Pittsburg in ad
dition to the one now at Philadelphia. 1
IThere are 33 inispectors of foods
scattered throughout the country. 1
These inspectors make purchases of
foods and drugs and send samples to
the nearest laboratories to be analyz
ed and a report made to the board of
pure food and drug inspection in
Washington. The United States is
divided into certain divisions, and
each of the 35 inspectors has a cer
tain territory in which he is expected 1
to find and purchase all foods and
drugs whose impurity he has reason (
to ,suspect and send the samples to
the nearest laboratory. When all the 2
-laboratories are' equip%ped the inspec
tors will have each a certain labora
tory to send his samples to. (
About a dozen years before , he t
thirteen English colonies declared ,
their independence from the mother
country, William Henry, a native of j
Chester county, Pennsylvania, attach- E
ed a steam engine to an old bateau e
and managed to steam for some dis- a
tance down the Conestoga river, but 1
by some mishap the boat was sunk. ,
An automobile chain-making ma- t
ehine has been perfected. A steel (
bar is drawn in at one end of the I
machine, issuing at the other end It
in the form of a steel link chain com-! f
pletely assembled. In the process of, a
manufacturing none of the metal i
lost, the weight of the chain on com
pletion being exactly that of the metal d
ers Association. t
M. A. Brown, Mississippi. t
J. C. Stribling, S. Carolina.
W. M. Carlise. Florida.
A rAJMY F*WIZ4
'he abidren, Grand Children and
Great Grand 'qhildren of Mrs
Morris Meet at Her Home.
Irs. Eseie Moore Hawkins.
On last Saturday, Aug. 31, the chil
Iren, grandchildren, greatgrandehil
Iren and friends of Mrs. Dolly Mor
is of St. Luke's section, near Pros
?erity, prepared a surprise- for her
)y meeting at her home for a. reun
on. The surprise was successful, how'
ver. Mrs. Morris is always glad to
;ee her children and welcomed us in
i most kindly manner.
The Morris family is noted for its
nusical talent, and in the morning the
)rogram consisted principally of in
;trumental music. By noon a table
iad been prepared in the grove and
n a short while a bountiful dinner
Pas spread upon it. There were
;o many good things to eat.as to in.9
icate that. the entire family i-pros
After invoking the blessing of God,
we were soon helping each other and
mrselves in a most happy manaer.
,fter dinner we felt that we had all
rathered around the same table once
nore. The afternoon was spent in a
There are always a great many in
eresting things to be found at
'Grandmother's house," and on this
ecasion there was one thing of which
va desire to make special mention. It
vas a picture of Grandmother and
randfather Morris while they were
ret young, which was buried in the
Tound during the war of secession.
Lfter the war it was again brought
orth and is now an interesting relie
n the family.
We now had time to take special
ote of each one present.
Mr. J. Sam Morris, the-eldest son,
with his wife and six children. Four
if the children are married and- they
l together have nine children, thus Y
aaking his family number twenty
Mr. Geo. Morris, the next son, with
tis wife and eight children.
Mrs. L. B. Hawkins, -the eldest
laughter, with her,husbrnd and five.
hildren. Two of her children are
narried, thus making her family num
Mr. W. C. Morris, with his wifer
mnd seven children.
Mrs. J. L. Bowers, with her hus
>and and ten children.
Mrs. N. E. Bowers, with her hus
and and four .children.
Mrs. C. H. Minick, with her hu~s
and and three children.
Mfs. M. A. Boozer, with her hus
)and and two children.
All together make a family of sev
Mrs. Morris is sixty-eight yeas'
ld and is enjoying good health. May
he live to see many more years and
iany happy family reunions.
O QNFDUIATE VETEBANS FUND
onuy Left Over After Entertain
ment Last Kay. *
Columbia, Sept. 7.--The committee
n charge of the arrangements for
he reunion of Confederate veterans
rhich was held in Columzbia- last
pring met today ,to wind up the af
airs relating to the reunion. Capt.
~tarling, treasurer of the commission
harged with the expenditure of the
ppropriation of $3,500 made by the
~islature for the expenses of the re
nion reported that he had expended
or that purpose about $2,200 and
here is a balance on hand of $1,300.
)f course this saving was made possi
le only by reason of the fact that
he citizens of Columbia raised a
und .to supplement the state fund
nd out of this Columbia fund a num
er of the expenses were paid. There
also a .balance of a few hundred
ollars in the city fund and by reso.
uition of the committee the treasurer
f the committees was instructed to
urn this balance into the treasury of
he Chamber of Cbommerce, under the
uspices of which the fund was rais
d. The committee after closing all
c-o,nt then adjourned sine die.