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SEN. LATIMER ON IMMGRATION
'ke on 'uJse at Gree.: il.e Wa
nesday Nit --Dpclared h. was
not Opposed to Immigrants
Who Came From North
Greenville, September 26.-United
States Senator Latimer spoke in the
Court House here last night by re
quest of the Farmers' Union on the
subject of immigration. He said in
''The editor of the News and Cour
ier in an editorial of the 20th inst
states: The kuestion of state aid to
immigration should have no place in
the campaign for United States Sen
ator in South Carolina next year.
What the South iCarolina General As
sembly may do for or again-st the sup
port of the department of immigra
tion and agriculture, of which Col E.
J. Watson is the head, is too small a
matter upon which to hang the elec
tion of a'senator.'
"I have no. criticism to make of the
statement made by the editor of the
News and Courier as quoted above
except that I have a right to my views
upon this question, an~A having stated
those views, if they are not antagon
ized by the newspapers or by my op
ponents in the campaign for re-elec
tion I see no necessity for hanging
the election of a senator upon that
"The editor of the News and Cour
ier further states that in the short in
terview I gave out to the Greenville
News I failed to discuss the most im
portant feature involved in the im
migration question, viz., its hearing
upon the question of white supre
macy in South Carolina.
"In the first place the policy of
bringing immigrants, and the class of
immigrants that I object to, in my
judgment, will in no way add to the.
citizenship of our state or promote
the attainment of those conditions
which we hope to produce through
immigration. I have stated before
and reiterite it now that immigrants
will not stay in South Carolina until
we have made their conditions,
which involve wages paid and social
surroundings, equal to these they can
.obtain elsewhere in United States.
In the past and at the present time
'we are paying lower wages in the
south than in any other part of the
t7nited States, and until this condition
is changed so that labor will receive
as good wages here as elsewhere.it is
impractical to huope that the laborer
will remain with us. This, of course,
has nothing to do with the immi
grants who come here to rent lands
or purchase homes, and to that class
I have never raised the ,slightest ob
"A further\policy that I object to
is that of paying their transportation.
This involves a tax on our people and
imposes no responsibility or expense
upon the immigrants brought here,
and as soon as he is landed and finds
that he can do better elsewhere he im
mediately leaves the state and we
have borne the cQst of his transpor
tation and the disaippoinitment in
cident to losing his services. During 2
the construction of the water power]
near Belton some 75 or 100 foreigners
were brought here from the north to
construct the dam. They had their
tra.nsportation paid, and, I am reliab
ly informed, the next morning after
they landed at the dam nine or ten
failed to report for duty, having left
during the night, and in a short per-. 1
iod practically all of them had gone3
and the parties paying their trans
portation had to lose it. This effort
on the part of our people to get im
migrants has been tried over and over
again, and in every instance that I 1
have heard of has proven a failure
and a loss to those who put up the
money to pay their transportation. <
"I would like to know from the I
editor of the News and Courier what
number of white citizens have been
added to out state from the 500 or a
600 immigrants that were brought ov-t
er on the Wittekind, and if it is not i
true that the more than $20,000 put
up to. pay their transportation was t
practically a total loss?
"I am in favor of, and so-stat~ed in i
the interview I gave to the Greenville t
- News, a good class of immigrants
coming to South Carolina and mnak
ing it their home, and put myself on i
record now as not opposed to immni- i
grants coming here from Northern I
Europe; but this class does not re- i
quire to have their tran~sportation i
paid, and when they come and pay I
their own transportation I am satis- d
fled that more of them will remain I
with us, and even if they should go o
there will be no loss to our people.
"No one realizes more fully than t
I do the importance of white supre- I
macy in the south, but I deny that t
the class of immigrants that I pro- t
test against being brought to South r
Greeks, Roumanians. Southern Ital
ians and Asiatic peoples, that will -
come over the Triest Line will aid us
in maintaining white supremacy in
the south. I state farther that, in
my judgment the better class of im
migrants, viz, those from Northern
Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France,
Holland, Belgium, England, Scotland,
Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Swed
en will not go to Triest to take pas
sage for the United States. There
are millions of people in Europe to
day ready to come to the United
States if they had their transporta
tion paid and I am satisfied that we
could increase the number of immi
grants coming to this country to the
full carrying capacity of all the
steamship lines now coming to the
United States if we would but put up
the money to pay their transporta
tion, and if we co-ld keep them on
the farms we could increase our cot
ton crop to 15,000,000 or 20,000,000
bales, and the result would probably
be that we would take 5 cents for it
instead of ,the present price.
"It is claimed that our country was
first settled by immigrants. This is
true, but they came of their own ac
cord and I have no objection to such
people coming now as came in the
early history of our country. They
were from desirable sections of Eu
rope and there are millions in Europe
today who would make acceptable
citizens here, but I favor their relying
on their own resources to get here.
"A few years ago it was regarded
as extremely dangerous to travel
alone through Sicily or without the
protection of soldiers. There were so
many robbers and bandits that it was
almost impossible for one to pass
hrough the island without being held
ap and robbed or murdered, and it
wvas a common occurrence for Lhese
)andits to capture members of the
ivealthy families and demand a large
;um of money for their release. In
nany instances these amounts were
)aid, and in others payment being re
used, the captured party was mur
lered. In passing through Sicily I
nade inquiry about the robbers there
ind was informed that there are no
Longer any robbers and bandits in
Bieily, that they had all gone to the
[nited States. Nearly all of the out
rages, foul murders kidnappings and
'obberies that have been perpetrated
ni New York city and Chicago have
een dlirectly.a traceable to the Ital
ans and other low classes of immi
~rants that have come from Southern
~urope. All of the anarchistic organ
zations of the country had their ori
rin and derive their membership al-'
nost entirely from the same element,
md it was at the hands of one of
>f this class that McKinley met his
''The editor of the State in an
editorial of the 21st instant seems
ard put to find any reasonable
~rounds upon which to criticise my
nterview and started out; by making
~omplaint of my advocating Federal
id to drain the swamp lands south of
Jolumbia, intimating that it is nec
msary to have immigrants to drain
t and to utilize it after it is drained.
[presume those swamp lands are
>wned by some one and we have had
dtizens enough in the state up toI
late to take care of practically all thej
and in the state. However, if there
s any land there that is not needed
or cultivation by the population we
tlready have it can simply wait, as
t has been doing these hundreds of
ears, until it is needed by the natur
1 increase of our population, and by
atural increase I mean those who
~ome to the south of their own ac
ord as well as the natural increase
''The editor of the State goes on C
nd quotes me as follows; I' am not
>pposed to the people coming here,
>rovided they promise to make good
itizens and benefit our country rath
r than prove a stumbling block and
hindrance. I made no statement to
he effect that we should exact prom
ses from those who desire to come
iere and, therefore, the criticism of
his statement is without force. I rea
ize the value of the promise of such
mmigrants as the state refers to, and,
herefore, could not have made such
" The editor of the State also crit
eis.s my knowledge of the mill busi
tess, which may be a just criticism.
realize as well as he does that manu
aturing and diversified industries
a the south add to its prosperity; but
further hold that it is better to pro-'
uce what we now produce and sell at
>resent market prices here than it
rould be to over-produce, which
rould be the result of over-popula
ion, and be forced to sell on the mar
ets of the world in competition with
he cheap labor of Europe and take
he low price that would naturally
esult therefrom. It is the oer
l.imaIi on :It)nnqe ut i Rs
the low price to labor that prev
there. In France, Germany,
Northern Italy the price of day
bor on the farms for women is fr
15 to 25 cents, and for men it is fr
30 to 40 cents per day. In manuf
tures the wages paid are from 30
10 cents for women and from 40 to
.ents for men per day.
"There is no better example of
3onditions that prevail under ov
?opulation than around Milan, in
listrict of Lombardy, Northern Itk
[n an area embracing about 4,000,(
ieres, a population of nearly 4,0(
)00, with the richest agricultu
ands probably in Europe, and
argest manufacturing interests,
>racing the manufacture of butt
!heese, silk, cotton, hemp, linen, ir
'vool, farm implements, wagons. c
-iages, buggies and machinerv of
?ry description which employ aIm
two-thirds of the population; ,
with the soil producing wheat, o:
.orn. potatoes, barley, rye. grapest
almost all fruits, wages range fr
15 to 25 cents per day for women f
from 20 to 30 cenits per day for n
on the farm, and from 30 to 40 ce
for women and from 40 to 50 ce
for men in the factories. Why wo
not a repetition of these wages i
!onditions, or probably worse, co
.o the south under over-populatic
These people have utilized all t'C
water power for running their i
,hinery and for irrigation purpoc
and all other natural resources,
that I cannot imagine it possible
We have decid
We believe this
advantage of o
pay an extra pi
pay. We quot4
mer cales, nice goods................
'laid Dress Goods....--.........
show Silk_ .._......._
3roadcloth, all colors. -...
-lome spun.- -..........
4otions at lowest figures.
3elts.........-..... ..... ......
The best line ever brought
A go'od Watch for 99c. C
See our line of Jewelry ar
We are prepa
same money if
liave to pay an
ellow when yo
1n- m t:-2ir io m' 111ul ilize Lo adlau
is ta-e everv resouc-ee at their com
,inand. They are a more industrious
la- people, and yet a great deal poorer
o than our people. This is but an illus
tration of the conditions in France,
and in fact, throughout all Northern
t "I might continue indefinitely
these comparisons between conditions
he in Europe and in the United States
e to the advantage of the United States,
e but deem it necessary at present to
say no more.
0 It doesn't always pay to be good
ral and it never pays to be bad.
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m- 0eaming up pretty well under See
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for Complete Treatment 259.
(HO PAID HIS'
3d to make this A
to be to our advar
ur customers. Wh
'of it to make good.
3 a few prices to sIf
ag up, our prices ar
..... ... .. 5c. yd.
...5 and 6 14c. yd.
- ...10 and12 1-2c. yd.
...._ ... ...15c, yd.
....~.2 1.2, 15, 20 and 25c. yd.
.........____ .10c. yd.
....25c. yd. I
.$1.00 yd. cheap at $1.25
.... ............-...5c. and up.(
-.-.-.-- .....10 to 25c. each.
to the town of Prosperity. l
)ther grades in proportion.
id supply your wants in all lines.
.red to give the buy
they will give us th
extra profit to mal
u buy of us.
Y'ours with bargai
SymptomS. Sour stomach,'
nasty taste in mouth, sick
headache, sallow complex.
ion, the world your enemy.
CaUSe. Constipation, inact
ive liver, overflow of bile T
into the system.
Relief. Treatment for two
nights before retiring with th
mA TONIO PELLET8
One a night, don't worry, sleep w
well and Nature'll do the rest. in
Entire Treatment 25 Cts. d
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
Schedules of passenger trains iu in
nd out of the Union Station, New- g
erry, S. C. ty
Southern Trains. nc
o. 15 for Greenville .. .. 8.56 a. m.
o. 12 for Columbia ....10 32 a. m. tic
o. 18 for Columbia .... 1.50 p. m. 19
.19 for Greenville .. .. 1.35 p. m. tu
.11 for Greenville .... 4.42 p. m. of
. 16 for Columbia .... 9.47 p. m. I
0.,N. & L. Tris. tie
>. 85 for Laurens .... 519 a. m. ma
. 22 for Columbia .... 8.47 a. m. on
>. 52 for Greenvile ..12 46 p. m. iod
. 53 for Columbia .... 3.10 p. m. lea
. 21 for Laurens .... 7.25 p. m. da3
. 84 for Columbia .... 8.30 p. m.
rhe foregoing s&hedules are given or
CASH STORE f
tage, and we kn
en you buy from
the loss on the fe
low how, on a c
'e coming down.
We are prepared to give you bi
r Clothing than any concern offe
oys' Pants from 25c. a suit-and
Aen's Pants $1.25 a pair and up
en's Suits $5.00, $7.50, $10.0(
We've got the goods and pric<
live us a look.
Here'we can do you much goo
Vo men's Shoes............ .-........
en's Shoes........................ ......
All goods from the farm wear t<
If you don't look us over you w
ing public more
eir trade. Remner
<e good the loss
s for all,
tv. S. C.
IL- fur informatiun. are not guaran
ed and are subject to change with,
ily 15, 1907.
G. L. Robinson,
Via Southern Railway. Jamestowzo
ar-Centennial Exposition, Norfolk,
On account of the above oeeasiow
e following instructions will gov
n the sale of round trip tiekets to.
:rfolk, Va. from Ntwberry, S. C.
Season ticket-$19.55. This tieket.
11 be sold daily April 19th to. zn&_
eluding November 30th, 1907, finaO
te to leave Norflok returning De
mber 15th, 1907.
60 day ticket-$16.30. This tieket
11 be sold daily April 19th to anJ
eluding November 30th, 1907, fipal
te to leave Norfolk returning six
(60) days from cete of sale au&
t lated than december 15th, 1907.
Fifteen day ticket-$14.30. This
ket iwll be sold daily April 19th
and including November 30th,.
)7, final date to leave Norfolk re
ening fifteen (15) days from date
-oach Excusion ticket-$8.55. This
ket is not god in sleeping, Pull
n, or Parlor cars, and will be sold
Tuesday of each week during per
of the exposition, final date to
ve Norfolk returning ten (10)
Fs from date of sale.
For routes, stop-overs, etc., write
call on us.
rom this date.
ow it is to the
, us you don't
hlow that don't
gger values for your money
ring goods here tis season .
>ys' Suits 75c a suit and up..
3orduroy Pants $1 .25 a pair.7
), $12.50 and $15.00 a suit.
is and they must be soli.
d and save you Tfos of'morey
........... 25c. to $1.00 a pair.
...........99c. to $3.50 a pal"
.........$1,50 to $5.0Oa pair
the nicest Patent Leather.
ill lose money.
goods for the
nber, you don't
on the other