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E. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
Jerry. S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday. Septemer 20. 1907.
It would seem from the reports,
which we read in the daily papers
yesterday that Saluda !Ns been at
work and has not been doing much
talking lately in regard to_the build
ing of a railroad into and through this
most fertile section of South Carolina.
According to these reports the organ
ization has been completed and work
was commenced yesterday morning at
Greenwood, and it is proposed to
build the road into Saluda and it ig
claimed that the road will be in oper
ation within eighteen months. The
distance, it is stated, is twenty-nine
miles. This road will go through one
of the most fertile sections of South
Carolina and a section that is in great
need of railroad facilities. We are
glad that the people of Saluda are at
last to have a railroad entering the
This, nowever, should not interfere
in the least with the building of the
trolley, which we have been talking
about, from Edgefield via Saluda to
Newberry. In fact, it should be ad
ditional incentive in the building of
this trolley line.
We should think it was about time
that Chairman Nicholson was calling
his committees together to hear the re
ports, which they were instructed to
make after having secured the nec
We judge from the interview,
which is given out from Greenville by
-Senator Latimer, that he has heard
the rumbling noise from the people
on the subject of immigration. Wheth
er or not that has had anything to do
with the position, which Mr. Latimer
takes-and we do not for a moment
pretend to say that it has-we believe
that his position is the correct one
and is practically the same position,
which has been taken by The Herald
and News for the last several years,
particularly sine the establishment
of our department of immigration in
this state. It is the only sane and
reasonable position to take.
PUT TO THE TEST.
In the face of the minimum price
fixed by the farmers in their conven
tions as5 the Southern Cotton asocia
tion -and the National Farmers' Un
ion at fifteen cents, and in the face
of the further fact that the mills are
making a profit out of thirteen to
fifteen cents cotton at the present
price of cotton goods, and with the
still additional fact that the prospect
for this crop is that it will be below
the consumption, the price of cotton
continues to go down. There can be
but one explanation of this, as we see
it. And that is, that the money pow
er in the money center of New York,
through the speculators, is putting
the farmers and their organizations
to the test.
The demand and supply has absol
utely iothning to do with the down
ward tendency of the cotton market;
the price of cotton goods has nthiig
tQ do with it; the fight is on between
the speculators in this great staple
of the southern farmer and the south
ern farmer himself. The question at
issue is squarely up to the cotton
grower. If he stands the test, he has
the victory won for years to come;
if. in this emergency, he fails to meet
the test, it will be useless to under:
take to0 continue the farmers organ
As we see it, it is the duty of all
the citizens of the south, including
the n:.erchants and bankers, to stand
squarely up to the southern cotton
grower and help him to meet this test
and win the victory. If they will do
.so, and the farmers will stand by the
resolutions, which have been adopted
by their organizations, they can con
trol the situation, but, just as surely
as the farmers continue to market
their cotton at the present price, just
so surely they admit defeat in this
great contest. We have been of the
opinion that it was a mistake to put
the minimum price at fifteen cents,
and we still believe it was a mistake
and that it would have been a great
deal better to have made the minimum
thirteen cents, as agreed upon by the
organization of the Southern Cotton
association in this state, but .through
their representatives all of the cot.
ton growing states having fixed the
minimum at fifteen cents, they should
stand to the rack and meet this test
of the speculators.
The world is obliged to have the
cotton, which is grown in the south
ern states and it is going to have it.
Tf, however, the farmers with the twc
stron rniza tilons. which they have,
will stand together after having
a-roed to do so, they can control the
sitmio1 and r!eCive the price, which
they have fixed for their staple crop.
IIf, on the other hand, they continue
to put it on the market at a price
even below thirteen cents, they may
just as well make up their minds now
not to undertake for years to come
any efforts looking to the fixing of a
minimum price, and may just as well
go on as they have been doing for
the last several years, viz., bring their
cotton to the buyer and ask him what.
he will give for it and take whatever
the money power in Wall Street may
see fit to fix the price.
We are very anxious to see the far
mers win in this great struggle and
we have endeavored in a feeble way
to do all that we could to encourage
them to stand together and protect
their own interest.
It certainly would be to the advan
tage of the bankers and merchants
throughout the cotton states to assist
the farmers in winning the battle,
which is now on.
We may be mistaken, but it is our
firm conviction that it is the purpose
of the speculators to put the farmers
to the test and that in doing so they
have, without rhyme or reason, re
gardles of supply and demand and re
gardless of the price of cotton goods
and the demand for cotton goods,
forced the cotton market down. It is
up to you, Mr. Farmer, to say wheth
er or not you are going to give up th'
News From Excelsior.
Excelsior, September 19.-We have
a few cases of fever in this section
though none serious..
The weather confinues dry and cot
ton is opening rapidly. The crop is
going to be a little short, too.
The farmers association will meet
at the school house Saturday after
noon at 1 o'clock promptly.
Sunday morning we attended ser
vice at Mt. Pilgrim church and heard
a good sermon by the pastor the Rev.
S. P. Koon.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Counts, of
Clinton have been spending several
days with her father's family, Mr. J.
Mr. Amerle Lorick will go down to
Columbia the latter part of this month
where he will attend school at the
South Carolina college of that city.
-Miss Janie Kinard went over to
Leesville last week to spend several
days with relatives and friends in
that little city.
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Lester, of
Saluda county spent Saturday night
in this section.
We have our Sunday schol litera
ture now and the school is moving
on nicely each second and fourth
Sunday afternoons a.t 3 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Polaty, of
Columbia, have been up on a few
days visit to Mr. J. H. Alewine 's fam
l.iss Rosalee Wheeler will attend
school .at Newberry college at the
opening of the session this fall. Mr.
Aumerle Singley will also return to
his studies at Newberry college.
Rev. Ira S. Caldwell, of Prosperity,
has been conducting night services at
Excelsior school house this week com
mencing on Sunday night. The at
tendance at each service has been
good and much interest manifested
in the services. Mr. Caldwell is an
able speaker and hits sin and vice in
ever shape and form a heavy blow.
Would that all of our pulpits were
filled with such speakers that are not
afraid to speak the truth. We hope
these services will result in much
good. Good singing was furnished
at each service with Miss Mae Dom
ick at the organ assisted by Mr. Ed.
Wallace and a number of the young
ladies in the community. Indeed we
have had refreshing services and to
God be all the praise.
There is occasion for much beating
about the bush for answers to many
questions put by wise theologues to
timid peple, but one set of men
found their match in the old Scoteh
woman under examination for admis
sion to church fellowship.
"What are .the decrees of God?"
she was solemnly asked.
'Indeed, I trow, he kens that best
''What kind of a man was Adam?'
''Ou, just like ither fouk !" was
the quick reply.
The questioner insisted on a more
definite answer. ''Weel," said she,
''he was just like Jeems Madden, ye
''Weel, naebody got anything by
AN UNFORTUNATE DIFFIULTY.
Constable T. G. Wil:iams and Mr. ef
J. C. Dominick Have a Fight
Stick and Pistol Play Part.
Newberry, Sept. 18.-A difficulty
occurred here today between T. G. C.
Williams, constable under the Carey- fi
Cothran law, and J. Chesley Domin
ick, a well-to-do and respected citiz- ',
Constable Williams had just arriv
ed from the country in his buggy' bc
which he left at the livery stables,
and was on his.way to dinner about flr
12.30 o'clock. Mr. Dominick was near
the city opera house on Nance street
and on seeing Constable Williams b
coming on the opposite side of the
street called to him to com'e over that
he wanted to see him. Constable Wil
liams came across the street and met
Mr. Dominick. who said: "Mr. Wil- d
liams, I am sorry that you are mixing
my name up in the blind tiger busi
ness in this coujity: What grounds
have you for it?" Mr. Williams re
plie(l that several circumstances led
him to suspect Mr. Dominick. One in re
particular was going on the bond of 1
negroes arrested for selling liquor.
Mr. T%,)minick then asked Mr. Wil
liams why he searched a basket that a
his boy had on the street last Sat- co
urday and Mr. Williams replied that1
he had not searched the basket. Mr. w
Dominick insisted that he had, when is
Mr. Williams called Mr. Dominick a se
liar. Mr. Dominick then struck at Mr. m
Williams with a large hickory walk- C.
ing stick, striking him a blow which th
was partly warded off by Mr. Wil
liams' left arm. As Mr. Dominick i
attempted to strike the second time s
Mr. Williams drew his pistol and fir-t
ed directly at Mr. I)ominick, fortun
ately for all parties missing him. Mr.
Williams then held his pistol on Mr.
Dominick and struck him two or*
three blows in the face with his left di
Mr. Williams' Jeft arm is very
much bruised from the blow received
from Mr. Dominick, but the doctor
does not think that a bone is broken. p
Both parties have many friends tc
and the affair is very much regretted. d(
Both men have been arrested and will
be before the mayor in the morning.
The above is Mr. Williams' version
of the difficulty. This correspondent
has not been able to see Mr. Domi- a]
nick since t-he difficulty oecurred.- el
The above, as The Herald and News vi
understands from the statements, si
which were made by both of the par- w
ticipants in the mayor's court yester
day morning, is substantially correct, si
the only difference being that Mr.
Dominick, in his 'statement, said that is
Mr. Williams had used a little rough- y<
er language than is given in the above
statement, and that he had no idea"
of precipitating a dif'feulty, but sim- t
ply desired to understand why these tc
rumors had been spoken of him in
regard to blind tigers, and that one
word. .brought on another until the C<
difficulty was precipitated. P
The records in the mayor's court ri
show .that Mr. T. 0. Williams add Mr.
J. C. Dominick were before the court lf
yesterday morning on the charge of
fighting each other on the streets inh
the town of Newberry, S. C., Septem
ber 18, 1907. Mr. Dominick was found
guilty of this charge. and sentenced
to pay a fine of $10, or ten days. Mr.
Williams was found not guilty of this A
charge. Another 'entry appeared on
the books against Mr. Williams, theR
charge being shooting on the streets
in thc town of Newberry, S. C., Sep- 1
tember 18, 1907. He was found guilty
and fined $5.t
Parnell's Apology. '1'
Mr. Parnell, on April 16, 1878, a
characterized a statement made by f<
Henry James as " a legal quibble'' n
worthy of the honorable and learn- p
ed member from whom it proceeded. y
"I must inform the honorable
member,'' said the speaker, "that an f<
expression of that kind is unwarran- T
table and must be withdrawn."'- t
Mr. Parnell apologized for having
used the expression. "I will say,'' he a
added, "that the statement was more J
worthy of the ingenuity of a petty fi
sessions attorney than of a lawyer of t
the ability of the honorable and learn- F
A London Weather Report.
Putnam 's Magazine. tl
One day while I was in London I h
wanted to know what the weather re- p
port was. The sort of weather we had 2
been having was not all that could be t:
desired and I hoped against experi- F
ene that it might be better. Turning e
to the Tribune I found this: p
Summary Forecast'-Light to mode
rate breezes, varying in direction; al
ternate close and thundery and fine n
nriods sharp local storms..
St. Paul's Items.
St. Paul's, Sept. 18.-There Wtl* be
mmunio service at St. Paul's the
,L1LZ1 in October. PieparJ>ey
M.r. L. 1. Eptin..-a: z-ac eted dr
Io to :-: ference whir-il me .s at
v y-h.. on Friday . the
th Sund- in this muu
Mrs. Dr. Halfaere, of Newberry,
%be-n ua, a visit to Mrs. Elia Bed
We want to thank our friends
th visiting and enquiring-for their
mpathetie interest in us while con
ed to bed with a broken limb. Mr.
ihnnie B. Bedenbaugh has shown
mpathy in a most substantial way
hauling two loads of lumber for
nch we are grateful.
The Pomaria Farmers' Union is
Iled to meet at Pomaria on Satur
y afternoon before the fifth Sun
y in this month (28th). All the
ambers are asked to be present as
sii: of .reat iiiterest to all will
Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Wedaman will
turn to Baltimore next, Tuesday. Dr.
edaman will resume his studies,
11 take up surgery.
Several students will zo from
ound and near here, to Newberry
llege for the opening next week.
What a pity the farmers can't or
)nt hold their cotton. The situa.tion
theirs if they would avail them
[ves of it. Cotton is rushed on the
irket hence the slump in the price.
>tton is not as good as once was
Mr. L. I. Epting will commence
tilding his house at Newberry as
on as he is able to walk.
The directors of the Farmers' Mu
al Insurance association of New
rry county met at Newberry last
Lturday and decided to take up an
sessment of 20 cents on the one hun
-ed dollars for sinking fund pur
>sses. They also passed the follow
Amendment to by-law S. When
-er a loss shall occur in this com
tny, the member sustaining the loss
all report it to the director of his
wnship within 30 days. Failure to
> -so shall be a bar to his claim.
Something Had to Be Done.
Te visiting minister was walking
ong the shady country road to a
urch where he was to preach that
ty when he saw a little boy digging
gorously into the bank by the road
de. He stopped and asked the boy
hy he worked so hard on Sunday.
"I'm digging for a wookohuck,
r, replied the boy.
"Well, my son, don't you know it
wrong to~do that on Sunday, and
>u won't get him?''
"Not get hifn!'' exclaimed the boy;
why, I've got to get him. The minis
r 's coming to our house to dinner
day and we ain't got no meat.''
If Mr. Roosevelt should become an
litor after his retirement from the
esidency, it is safe to assume that
esh and conseienceless contempora
es would think twice before steal
g his editorials.
Investigating committees cannot
irm honest men.
LATROAD BONDS FOR SALE.
For the purpose of refunding cer
in matured railroad Bonds of the
ugusta, Edgefield and Newberry
ail Road Company and the Colum
a, Newberry and Laurens Rail Road
mpany, due and owing by Numbers
8, and 9 Townships of Newberry
aunty, amounting in the aggregate
,$5.300.00, bids are hereby invited
ir said issue of bonds, either in
hole or in part, said bonds to bear
rate of interest of not less than
ur and one-half per centum per an
1m nor more than six per centumr
er annum and to mature in twenty
Bids for same to be filed on or be
re the first day of November, 1907.
he commnmisioners reserve the right
i re.ieet any and all bids filed.
Full information as to this issue
ill be furnished upon application to
.Monroe Wicker, County Supervisor
>r Newberry County or to Fred H.
All persons holding claims against
ie estate of Bennett H. Amiek are
ereby notified to present the same
roperly verified on or before Octobet
I, 1907, to the undersigned adminis
ator at the office of the Judge of
robate. All persons indebted to said
state must make payment to me
J. J. Amick,
Administrator of the estate of Ben
ett H. Amick.
Set 20, 1907.
Condensed Statement 5
Loans and discounts..$4o6,831 16
Overdrafts........... 5,653 08
Furniture and fixtures 3,116 93
Cash & sight exchange 42,172 36
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
J. Y. McFAL
Free to 8chc
700 School Satchels
given away by A
To each boy or girl who'
out and bring it with you !
time Monday or Tuesday, '
one School Satchel and Wri
We Sell Sch(
Crayons, Inks, Erasers, I
Staffs, Writing Tablets of a
Sponges, Slates, etc.
Cut this out and
Anderson 10 C
Statement of the condition
Newberry, S. C., Sept. 1
call of State Bank Examii
Bills receivable.....$219,605 64
Overdrafts......... 5,18o 75
Fixtures....... .....-3,636 92
Cash on hand and due
from other Banks. .$ 10,193 92
Watch us grow. We pay 4 per c<
ment compounded Semi-annually.
J. D. DAVENPORT, GEo. B. CJ
W. B. WALLAC!
Greens, all th
Voiles, Serges, PE
of the newe
We have the
shovw, with linji
etc., etc., to matc
Phowing Condition of
ry, S. C.,
Capital Stock........$ 50,000 00
Undivided profits (less
expenses paid)..... 49,484 84
Dividends (unpaid)... 1,030 00
Cashier's checks...... 103 88
Due Banks........... 858 38
Bills payable ........ 20,000 00
[ndividual deposits .... 336,296 43
0. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres.
and Tablets will be
aderson 10c. Co.
will cut diis advertisement
aturday morning, or any
re will give absolutely free
lencils, Pen Points, Pen
11 qualities, Book Straps,
come and See.
ry, S. C.
of The Ex;change Bank of
7th, 1907, in response to
Cashier's Checks.......269 84
Dividends unpaid... 87 50
Bills payable...--.-.-.-75,000 0o
nt. interest in our Savings Depart
~oKaR, M. L. SPeARMA,er
e new styles.
goods -ready to