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VOL XLIV NO, 85. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY kEPiEMBER 20. 1907. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50
STAND BY THE FAMERS.
Necessity for Keeping up Pay for
Cotton as Fixed by Both Or
The State, 19th.
Mr. F. H. Weston, the secretary of
the South Carolina Cotton association,
yesterday issued an important state
ment regarding the cotton situation.
4r. Weston calls upon all cotton
growers to stand pat on the price fix
ed by the Southern Cotton association
and the Farmers' union for 15 cents
and emphasizes the necessity for mer
chants and bankers and all classes in
t'he south to support the cotton plan
ters in this move.
His statement is as follows:
Mr. Weston, in speaking of the sit
uation, yesterday said:
"In view of the decline of cotton
for the last few weeks, I deem it nec
essary to issue this appeal to the far
mers, merchants and bankers of
"The national executive commit
tee of. the Southern Cotton associa
tion, which m'et at Jackson, Miss., on
-September 5, after canvassing the cot
ton situation thoroughly recommend
ed and fixed the minimum price of
cotton at 15 cents.
"At this meeting of the national
executive committee all of the cotton
producing states were respesented,
except Oklahoma and~the Indian Ter
ritory. The men who composed the
executive committee which met at
Jackson, were men of the highest
character and fully informed as to
the crop conditions in their respective
states. Our own state was represent
ed by President E. D. Smith, Execu
tive Committeemen E. L. Archer and
Dr. W. W. Ray. Dr. Ray was request-'
ed by the writer to ascertain by in
quiry and observation, the condition
of the cotton crop in the several
states through' which he passed; his
report embodied in an interview,
which he gave out a few days after
his return, was certainly not indica
tive of a large crop.
",We know at this season of the
year that many of the growers of cot
ton, who have in many instances
pledged their cotton by mortgage or
lien for supplies furnished them to
make it, are compelled by necessity
to put their cotton on the market. ir
respective of prices, unless aided by
their local merchants or bankers. Of
course the cotton buyers are aware
of this and will continue to put the
price of cotton down as long as
growers are found who are willing to
sell. The losses that result to this
debt burdened individual affect man,
woman and child in the south; it can
niot be measured by hundreds of dol
lars, but runs up into millions. Every
time cotton goes down means that
much less money for the home, the
school house, the merchant, the
banks and the development of the re
sources of the south.
"-There c.an be no reason assigned
for this material decline in the price
of cotton: every man who has had an
opportunity to observe, will cheerful
ly bear testimony to the fact that
cotton has deteriorated in the last two
or three weeks: heavy rains having
fallen, followed by extremely higrh
temperature. I was informed by a
reliable cotton manufacturer that
while the visible supply of cotton
according to the estimate of the sta
tisticians-ia greater thaiw it was last
year, yet the qulality is so poor that
only about 75 per cent cf each bale
can be spun. The consumers, with the
cotton on hand and the farmers who
have sold in advance, are making ev
ery effort to force the market down.
There is but one remedy for t-his con
dition, and that is for the holders of
cotton to withdraw it from the market
cuting off the supply.
"I am confident that the thought
ful people all over the south realize
the fact that their destiny, and that
of their country is wrapped up in
cotton: antit behooves eaeh and ev
erv man, whatever may be his voca
tion or profession, to come to the aid
of the farmers in their effort to stem
this unreasonable and unjustifiable
attack upon the price of cotton.
"Cotton oods have not declined
in price, nor have those articles, wic
we are obliged to purchase, depre
"The Fariers' uniot,. which I be
lieve is a good oraniization. has.fixed
its min-imum price at 15 cents. Sure
ly the membership of the two organ
izationS, the Southern Cotton asso
ciation and the Farmers' union, should
be able to hold a sufficient quantity
of cotton off of the market to keep
up the price.
"The people of the south have the
situation in their own hands; it is for
them to say whether the south will
be prosperous or poor. I believe that
the people of the south realize the in
trinsic value of cotton. and that they
will join hands and do all in their
power to secure a good price for the
cotton crop of 1907. According to all
estimates, this crop of cotton is far
less than tht consumers will need, and
they will give us our price, if we
have the courage and the manhood to
demand it and fight for it."
Route for Railroad from Anderson to
Athen, Georgia, to be Sur
News and Courier.
Anderson, September 1S.-The con
tract for the survey of- the Georgia- 1
Carolina Railroad will be let at Roys- I
ton, Ga., tomorrow ifternoon. This <
road will connect. Anderson with
Athens, Ga. It will be recalled that a
big railroad meeting was held at
Hartwell, Ga., several weeks ago and I
that the building of the road was agi- I
tated. It was decided that the road,
which will be sixty miles in length, i
should be constructed. Hon. W. L. 4
Hodges, of Hartwell, was selected I
president at a meeting of committees
from each town along the route which
was held at- Franklin Springs. It was
decided that all of the towns should I
be assessed for the survey work. An- I
derson was assessed $550 for its share.
Two days ago the Anderson Chamber
of Commerce appropriated $100 and I
the Anderson city council appropriat
Mr. J. S. Fowler and others who I
ara taking much interest in the move~
ment have guaranteed the remaining
$200. Mayor McCully is the Ander
son representative and he will reporti
at the meeting tomorrow that Ander-::
son's assessment has been raised. An-1
derson will be much benefited by the<
building of the road. The route isI
through a most fertile country and
many small towns will be tapped. An
derson will be able to have close con
netions with the main lines of the
Seaboard and Southern, and will be
able to get direct -connections with
the Northern and Western markets
through Atlanta. Many engineers
from this state and Georgia will bid
for the contract at oyston to-morrow.
An Easy Job.I
Pat had just arrived in ~New York
in the morning and was sauntering
down Broadway, viewing with won
der the mammoth buildings of that
noted street when he came to a large
office building just being constructed.
As he was passing, a foreman
emerged from the structure and eateh
inr si;rht of Pat 's broad shoulders
and sinewy form, called out, "want
"Bezorra. and I'm looking for
tht.'' replied Pat.
Se he was soon installed in his new'
position. The satisfaction which hi:.
work gave him may be best shown by
the letter which he sent to his brother
the next day. This is the letter:
"New York, June, 190- )
Come quick. Good pay. Easy work.
All youditave to do is to carry mortar]
up a ten story building and you end 1d
a man up there with a trowel to do:
all the work."
The True Version.
The,Whale-Come on in! Aw, come;
on in out of the wet.
Jonah-And have Roosevelt get af
ter me for a nature fakir? Nixey.?
On yont way.
TO SALUDA C. E
7~ork .eg;.n on the New Road Thr
day-Long Felt Want
News and Courier.
Greenwood September 18.-The
bi.e3t thing that has happe'ned in
Greenwood and Saluda counties in
some time will happen here tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock, when Mr. B. W.
Crouch throws the first spadeful of
eaarth in the construction of the Mid
die Carolina and Western Railway,
the line that is to connect Saluda
Court House with Greenwod, and
which will open up some of the fin
est country in South Caroliua, a see
! m that has tbeen bottled up for lo,
tiesc many years.
It is 1 great thing for this whole
section, and its final consummation
has been a secret more closely guard
ad than the development of any sim
ilar enterprise in this section has ev
ar been, perhaps. It was impossible
to keep such a big thing from live
ewspaper men, but the men who are
oing the work acted after the man
aer of the late President MeKinley,
who, when he wanted to keep any
thing from the papers, would call in
the newspaper correspondents, tell
-hem all about it and then ask them to
eep it secret. It is aid that his re
uest was always sacredly regarded.
To return to this enterprise the
,iddle r0arolina and Western Rail
way is to be 29 miles long. The com
any has mules and scrapers here
ight now. The first spadeful or dirt
will be thrown to-morrow morning
eaf town at 9 o'clock, by Mr. B. W.
'rouch, president of the Bank of Sa
uda, and until now the mainspring
nd moving spirit of this enterprise.
Mr. Crouch deserves more than can
)e said of him in this account of the
>eginning of the enterprise which he
ias so successfully developed. He is
young man, but if he ever accom
>ishes anything else while he lives
1e deserves a monument at the hand
)f the people of these two counties.
o monument, however, will equal
is real monument, the Middle Car
)lina and Western Railway. He has
xrked day after day on this enter
rise getting the people along the line
.nterested, having it surveryed, secur
.ng the rights of way, and in this con
.ection it should be stated that the
ompany has had absolutely no trou
)le with the rights of way *except
'rom one man.
The officers of the road are:'Presi
lent, D. A. McDonald; treasurer,
'Moses C. McDonald; secretary and
mditor, W. T. F. Warren. These gen
:lemen, with B. W. Crouch, constitute
:he board of directors of the road.
Messrs. McDonald are now making
heir home at Carthage, N. C . Mr.
Warren, the man who will have
harge of the work of construction
mnd also the operation, is a native of
England, his birthplace being Strat
Ford-on-Avon. He was recently gen
aral manager of a railroad in Alaba
na. The road is to be completed in 18
The Devil's Disciple.
Charles F. Liumis, the well-known
~hr, triaveler~ and authority on In
ans, appeared recently in Washing
:on in a corduroy suit. a sash and a
"'Mr. Lummis,'' said a reporter,
'in your study of the Indians you
must have come up)on many strange
"In any study,'' said the novelist,
"ne conmes upon strange things.
r'ake, for instance, the study of child
iood. Nothing reveals stranger things
"I know a little boy in Los Ange
les. He was bad the other day, and
iis mother punished him..
"After his punishment he was seen
to go to his father's desk and write
something on a sheet of paper. Then
he went out into the garden, dug a
ittle hole and buried the paper in it.
"His mother, after he had gone
way, dug up the paper. It contained
" 'Dear devil, please come and
ta mamma.' ''-Pittsburg News.
LATIMER TALKS TMMIGUATION.
Not Favorably Impresed with Line
From Triest-Outlines the Plat
form on Which he will Run
News and Courier.
Greenville, September 18.-Sena
tor Latimor gave out his first inter
view todayN since his return from Eu
rope. The Senator favors restrict- ]
ing immigration, says he will fight for
Federal aid to drain the swamp lands I
in the lower part of the state, and will
continue his advocacy of the national i
good roads plan. He is a candidate 2
Among others things he said:
from what I saw of the class of peo
Dle we are drawing our immigrant
;upplv from in Europe I am satisfied 1
that we should not be making any ef- t
fort to induce or stimulate any more
foreign people to come to America
than we are now getting. I am not 1
opposed to people coming here, pro
vided they promise to make good citi
zens, and to help build up our institu- I
tions and benefit our country, rather <
than prove a stumbling block and a
hindrance, as is now the case in some a
of the larger Northern eities. We do 1
not need the class that will come sim
ply because their passage way is paid, f
or because they are promised a job
on this side of the water.
"I am inclined to restrict immigra
tion, rather than foster it. I am op
posed to the state or corporations fur
nishing money to pay the transporta
tion of any immigrants into the Unit
ed States, but believe our best policy
is to be content with the natural
growth of population. Over population C
in America will result in the same
eonditions that now exist in Europe,
which are low wages and poverty on
the part of the poor people.
"We had better let some of our
land lie idle and get thirteen or four
teen cents for cotton than to under
take to work all of our lands and take
a lower price for our products, and
I thirik our mills would be better off c
in the long run to let a few of the
spindles stand idle and sell their
goods at the high price they are now t
getting in the United States than to
run all their spindles and take a low- f
er price for the lgroduet.
"In other words, to sum up, I 2
think we ought to be content with the
prosperous conditions that we now
enjoy than to attempt to change that t
condition by addiing to our population
the undersirable immigrants from Eu
rope who.are now proving so unsatis
factory ini the cities and states where
the bulk of them have been going
for the last few years.
"Europe has more people to the ~
square mile than the United States,
but Europe is much poorer per capi
tia. Over there, is a wealthy class C
and a poverty-stricken class. Certain
ly we have no desire to bring about a
such conditions here. Wages are low- (
er in Europe than in America and
work is harder to get. I should like 1
to see our waste lands under cultiva- s
tion, but I would not like to see the
world over-supplied with cotton andr
our farmers. merchants and manufac- I
turers suffer hecause of unsettled con-i
ditionis b)ound to arise under such cir-.
Th Senator was asked what he
thougrht about the steamship line from e
Triest to Cha.rleston which P>aron ']
von Pilis has promised shall be put t
in operation within the next few
He replied that while nothing would t
please him better than to see the port I
of Charleston in communication with y
Europe through a steamship line, he j
could not approve the line from j
Triest, for he said that it would pri- I
marily be an immigrant carrying j
line, there being but few products in s
his estimation which would be -shipped j
from Triest to Charleston, and the ,
immigrants would be of the most ob-e
jectionable class-the kind that South t
CaroJina does not need and that would c
injure rather than build up the state.
[An Ohio judge has decided that "a K
woman is as old as she looks.'' This t
merely affirms a ruling handed down e
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.I
qew Lutheran Church to be Erected
-Excellent Opening of the Grad
Prosperity, Sept. 19.-Mrs. E. B.
uther and children, of Columbia, are
,isiting Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Luther.
Mrs. Z. W. Bedenbaugh has return- I
d home from a very pleagant visit to
Zocky Mount and Roanoke, Va. She
vas accompanied by her nephew, Mas
er Frank Peak.
Miss Legget is again in charge of
he millinery department at Mrs. Cal
Miss Souterland arrived today and
vill have charge of the millinery de
)artment at Moseley Bros.
Miss Mary Kinard has gone to At
anta to spend some time with her sis
er, Mrs. MeWaters.
The Sorosis will meet today (Fri
lay) with Mrs. G. Y. Hunter. This
ill be a social 'meeting and. will be
n enjoyable meeting.
Miss Walker Whittaker and Her
iert Langford have gone to Wofford
Misses Clara Gibson and Willie Mae s
Vise left Tuesday for Winthrop col- i
ege, Rock Hill.
Hon. K. Baker was in town for a e
ew hours Wednesday. -
The congregation of Grace church i
as sold the old church building and i
ervices were held in it for the last t
ime on last Sunday. The services, I
oth preaching and Sunday school will I
e held at the City Hall at the same i
ours that they were held . in the e
hurch. The old church will be taken v
own to make room for the new. The h
ongregation will note the place of p
eeting. The three churches in town, t
. R. P., Baptist and Methodist were c
laced at their disposaL The council s
eided that there would be no con- 1
lict of any services by having e
hem in the Oity Hall, hence they ae- i
epted the tender of the town council. r
Mrs. Lizzie Hunter is visiting her e
aughter, Mrs. A. H. Hawkins. e
Messrs. J. B. Lathan and J. H.
Vise, of Little Mountain, were in P
own on Tuesday.
Mr. B. L. Wheeler is spending a b
ew days at home with his parents. I
Miss Marie Bobb has returned to
Mrs. H. H. Rikard and children, of
eberry was visiting her parents
his week, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wheel- i
Mrs. Mary RawI has returnedfo
visit to relatives in Georgia.
Miss Gertrude Simpson has return..
d to Newberry and will resume her ~
uties as teacher in the graded
Dr. and Mrs. Wheeler spent Tues
ay in Newberry..
Mr. A. T. Mayer, familiarly known i
s "Berry" is with the Prosperity ~
)il Mills as bookkeeper. .
The attendance at this time is the e
argest in the history of the graded c
chool for the first month. The num
ler of pupils in our school and the e
tumber of young people going from t
rosperity to the different colleges in
he state shows the interest of our
eople in education. It is a good inP
ientionl and we are glad to see it.
The slump in cotton has laid ev- ji
rvthinz low and it seems ruino~us.
he crop will be short in this neck of r
One of our progressive farmers says
hat as long as he can get 11 cents and ~
pwards for cotton he can afford to
uy land. He has averaged a tract a
'ear for the past 3 or 4 years. He e
ust completed through Mr. F. R. b
lunter the purchase of the Hannah
tester tract about 1 1-2 miles from .t
'rosperity. "Cap" (Mr. S. J. Kohn) e
ays he wants ,to buy all the land that a
ais him and with 12 cents cotton he i
rill jry it. He has one of the best I
otton crops in this section. He says
.e is off 25 per cent. whieh means 20 e
r more bales from what he expected. r
Mr. J. A. Baker, who recently sold I
is plantation near Fairview has pur- ~
hased a lot and will build a home in 3
he near future. We are glad to wel
ome Mr. Baker and his interesting
mvin toncr town.
IN WASH HUNTER %CASE
-.fter Remaining Out All Night the
Jury Reported That it Was Un
able to Agree.
Laurens, Sept. 18.-As indicated
ast night the jury in the Wash Hun
er case could not agree on a verdict
Lnd at 7 o'clock this morning this
act was communicated to Judge.
rary who went to the court room, or
lered a mistrial entered and dismiss
d the jury, which had been out 5knee
esterday at noon. It is said that
he division was eight for acquittal
nd four for a verdict of conviction
n some degree. And thus a ease that
verybody is getting tired of goes
ver for January court.
L Habit Which May Severely Tax the
"There is no adequate support for
he impression that the early morning
iours are in any way more Whole
ome or healthy than later periods of
he day. Except in summer time they
re apt to be damp, foggy, chilly and
mong the least desirable hours of
aylight, says Doctor Woods Hutch
ason in the American Magazine. It
quite true that during the simmer
here is a sense of exhilaration about
eing abroad in these early Morning
ours, but this evaporates with the
::w and is apt to be succeeded by a
orresponding depression and loss: of
orking power later. in the day.
ave been observing my friends, and.
atients for the past twenty years, in.
his respect, and 'am inclined to the
pinion that not a little of the depres
ion and nervousness which common
develop in hot weather is due to
xcessie exposure to light, from hab
,s of early rising, inherited from ag
icultural ancestors, not conuterawt
d by three to four hours rest in dark
ned rooms in the middle of the day.
''Secondly, that the exhilaration ex
erienced during the early morning
ours in an expensive luxury which '
as to be paid for later in the day. In
act, I have found, that -a general rule,
> put it very roughly, the business
iprofessional man who rises an
our before 7.30 or 8, goes-to bed, or
res his working power an hour and'
half earlier in the evening. Eaeh
dividual has in the beginning of his
ay about so much working power
ored up in his brgin and ZuseleA
ells. If he uses this up with great
apidity in the .early morning hours
e naturally' exhausts, his stock the
oner in the afternoon or evening.
"It is largely a matter of when a
.an wishesto be athis best. Ifh his
cupation is -of such a character that
e can clear off the brunt of his work
ii the early morning hours, then let '"
iim rise early. If on the other hand
e requires full vigor and readiness
f mind and body in the latter .part
the day, or at night, then he must
ise later to get it. Even in pure inus- ~
e work it is false economy to work
0 long hours."
A Game That Two Could Play.
A once well known old time Lonis
ille gambler' on one occasion thought
.e had struck a good thing when a
tranger who looked as if he 'had
lenty of money came along and sug
'estedl a friendly game of poker. The
ame ran along very smoothly for
while, and at last, when the oppor
me moment~ came, that unregenler
te native dealt to .the guileless strang
four queens and gave himself four
Of course the betting became in
eresting right away, and after all the
ash was up and it came to a show
own the Louisville man laid down his
ur kings and the stranger showed
'Take the money, mister!" gasp
the astonished Kentuckian as he
early fell in a fit. "Take it if you
:ave the heart to do it. But I '11 be
amned if that was the hand I dealt
Star gazing doesn't pay unless you'
e an astronomer.