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RAILROAD RUMURS GALORE.
One Out of Many at Greenwood that
May Have Basis in
News and Courier.
Greenwood, September 26.-Rail
road rumors are as thick as hops
hereabouts at present. "Have you
heard this or that," or it may be,
"Did you know," and so on, all argu
ed as earnestly and solemnly as if the
person talking had it first hand,
'right off the reel," as the ,typical
hot. air artist would say.
One rumor that may have some bas
is of fact in it is a statement made by
General Manager Ackert, of the
Southern. to Congressman Aiken last
winter. Mr. Ackert was being asked
by Mr. Aiken why the Blue Ridge
was not to be extended, or, if it was
to be extended, when, and so on and
was told by Mr. Ackert that the Blue
Ridge would certainly be extended.
This is not news, for President Fin
ley and Vice President Andrews said
the same thing at Anderson this
spring when they were gallantly de
fending the Southern from the terrific
onslaught of Mayor Rhett.
This is the news: Mr. Ackert told
Mr. Aiken that if conditions continu
ed so favorable in South Carolina,
"Harmonius" would be a better
word perhaps. that the Southern in
tended to build a line from Ninety
Six to Batesburg, an air line in fact.
Then from Perry to Branchville and
these two short lines would then give
them an air line almost from Knox
ville to Charlestc.n.
This sounds very nice and looks
plausible on the map. Take a- map
and ruler and see how stroight the
line would be. The idea in building
from Ninety-Six is to eut out the bad
'curves down in the swamps of the Sa
luda between Dyson's, Chappells, Old
Town, -ete. These curves would re
sult in an overturned coal train al
most every day, said Mr. Ackert.
Now if the Southern is to do this,
what about the pe .ple who are build
ing the road from here to Saluda I
They have the. rights of way and the
Southern's proposed line would have
to run parallel with this line all the
way to Saluda.
This gives rise to the rumor and
speculation that the Southern is be
*hind the road now being built to Sa
Sluda. The men building it say it is
not. The Southern has not claimed
the line and this rumor probably has
nothing whatever to back it up now.
What may happen later is another'
The Southern does not intend that
the -South and Western shall haul all
the coal that is left in the'mountains
of Tennessee and Kentucky to Char
ICongressmanu Aiken Explans.
The News and Courier has receiv
ed from Congressman Wyatt. Aiken
the following card, dated McCormick,
September 27, which makes a.slight
correction in ta statement sent the
News and Courier by its .GreenwooA
correspondent concerning an inter
view with Congressman Aiken, mn
which he quoted Mr. Ackert, of the
Southern Railway, regarding the
Southern's plan for connecting Char
leston with the coal fields of Tennes
Greenwood correspondent's account
in today's new and courier, Southern
Railway to build from Ninety-Six to
Batesburg, correet, except Mr. Ackert
did not mention Branchville, but
said at Batesburg they would strike
their existing line xia Perry and
Blackville to Oharleston. The road to
be a ridge road for coal and heavy
freight from West via Waihalla, Nine
t-Sir, Batesburg. Blackville to
Charleston. See map.
Messenger Boy's R,ise.
.Col. Robert C. Clowery, president
of the Western Union Telegraph Co.,
fifty-five years ago went into the
ffice of the company at Joliet, Ill.,
nd asked for a job. He offered to
ork for six months for nothing if
ey wuld let him learn telegraphy.
is offer was accepted, and at the
nd of four months he was an expert
as the ordinary operator and was of
fered charge of the station, but he
continued to work out his contract
the other two months. At the expira
tion of the time agreed upon he was
put in charge of the station at
Lockport, and from that time on he
began to rise steadily. He attributes
his success entirely to hard work,
and he has military ideas about his
own duties and the duties of others.
He is now 68 years old. His title was
won in tha. civil war.
APPEALS TO FARMERS.
Mr. E. D. Smith Urges Farmers to
Hold Their Cotton for Fifteen
Columbia, September 27.-The
fight for 15 cents cotton finds its most
ardent and most active evponent in
Mr. E. D. Smith, the field agent of
the Southern Cotton Association. Mr.
Smith spent today in the city, after a
day or two at his home in Sumter
county, and was seen at the office of
the association in the National Loan
and Exchange Bank building.
"After a trip through the West,"
said Mr. Smith, "I find on my re
turn numerous requests from differ
ent parts of the state asking me to
urge the people to hold their cotton
from.the market until the price set by
the Southern Cotton Association and
the Farmers' Union is reached.
"If ever there was a time when
the conditions were clear and unmis
takable-without there being any
complications, it is now. It is a clear
case of pure speculation against real
conditions. To put the case as it is
so that any one ma ysee what tribute
we are paying to gamblers because we
are not organized to withstand them,
the facts are these: The mills have
sold their output for months ahead on
a basis of 15 cents per pound; the de
mand for goods at these prices in
creasing; the price of the manufac
tured -article actually advancing; the
supply of cotton in sight; the preser!t
crop unquestionably short, probably
two million bales less than last year;.
the demand for cotton for the cur
rent year far in excess of the sup
ply; the condition of the crop stead
ily deteriorating; the mills running
full time, eager for cottton; no
alarming conditions in the money
market; no complications at home or
abroad particularly, with the spin
ners thirty days ago buying cotton
cheerfully and profitably at 14 and
1-2 cents per pound. Yet in the face
of all these favorable conditions the
price has dropped from 2 1-2 to 3
cents per pound. Why? Because a
few speculators, who neither grow nor
spin cotton, please to have it so. The
question is squarely up to the south,
the whole south, the merchant, bank
er, farmer, lawyer, doctor, preacher
and laborer in any and every voea
tion, avocation or profession, wheth
er they will tamely submit to this
these gentry to exact a toll from us,
outrage, whether they will allow
at their pleasure, of from .$10 to $25
per bale, or whether they will put
their price on their property and
refuse to accept any other. The only
answer to give this absurd decline is
to refuse to take 'the prices offered.
''In the west they are making a
brave stand. They are 'comiplaining
bitterly that the Atlantic States are
not standing for the price agreed up
on. How true this is, I am not abl.e
to say. Let every man in South Car
olina, who has cotton to sell drop ma
a postal card saying how many bales
he has and how many 'he will hold. I
will compile the number and give it
to the public, so that we may know
what to depend upon. If we would
absolutely refuse to sell a bale of cot
ton now, stop recepits, then the reac
tion would be immediate.
"'The ornly possible way to remedy
this outrage~ous condition is to refuse
to submit to it.
"With present conditions warrant~
ing 15 cents cotton, acknowledged by
all parties to be worth 15 cents, if
the people put it on the market at
present prices, then we acknowledge
that neither the law of supply and
demand, the condition of trade and
finance, or the cost of production
have anything to do with the price or
value of cotton, but simply the ca
price of a few millionaire gamblers.
Surely we are paying dearly for the
privilege of being disorganized, for
being without warehouses, without
organized capital to hold our cotton.
''Can not each community meet at
once and devise means, where there
are none, to help each other to hold
cotton? It will take organized co
operation~ to accomplish our purpose.
"Every bale sold at present prices
means a gift of $15 or $20 per bale to
the gambling hunch to enable-them to
take a like or a greater amount from
the next bale.
"Ex-Governor D. C. Heyw.ard,
who is president of a warehouse
company in this state, informed me
this morning that he was doing all in
his power to secure funds and to
provide warehouse facilities for the
farmers in this emergency; so that
all parties interested can communicate
with Ex-Governor Heyward in ref
erence to the matter.''
Mr. Smith added that if the pro
posed plan of cottonl banks were now
in effect, the situation could be con
trolled hy the farmer, and the weak
cotton keni off the market. Under'
wre:ent cvonditions, -citn on which
ilns have Ieen 2iven. is forced into
he hands of t . buyer as soon as
"Then there is another thing,"
;aid Mr. Smith. "The cotton that
vas sold in March, April and May
s now being used to accomplish the
>urposes of the speculators. Why, in'
ome sections of this state farmers
old their cotton for 11 and 12 cents
)efore it was planted and they are
iow compelled to deliver it no matter
vhat is the market price, or the fu
ure prospect.'" J. H.
Got Tuberculosis from Monkeys.
Sew York World.
Curator Raymond L. Ditmars, of
he New York Zoological Park, the
Bronx, is stricken with tuberculosis.
Eie became infected during his work
n the last year trying to stamp out
:he disease among the monkeys in the
)ark. He is the second official of the
\Tew York Zoological society to be
tricken dangerously in his line of
luty. A year ago Director Horna
lay all but lost his life through mas
;oiditis, and in his case, too, it was
x-hile working among the monkeys
:hat he became infected.
Statement of the condition
Newberry, S. C., Sept. I
call of State Bank Examil
Bills receivable ...... $219,605 64
Dverdrafts............ 5,18o 75
.ash on hand and due
rom other Banks. $ 10,193 92
Watch us grow. We pay 4 per c
ment compounded Semi-annually.
. D. DAVNNPORT, Gxo. B. C
W. B. WALLACI
We provide easy tern
We enable borrowers
in Monthly Installment:
allowed to meet obligai
It is cheaper than pay
to save money to buy a
If you want to save nn
take a Security Contra<
Call on A. J. Gibson,
Treasurer, at office, co
streets, next door to 04
SECURITY L.OAN AN
Paid Up Capital ..
Surplus and Individual
For protection of depo
H. C. MOSELEY. President.
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier.
Better a conservative inter<
return when wanted, than a hig
about the principal.
A National Bank is a safe De
makes it so. Likewise our Bo
of prudent conservative managt
G. W. Bowers.
J. A. C. Kibler.
R. L. Luther.
M. A. Carlisle.
J. H. H-unter.
We allow 4 per cent. pe
zi1( were a (e,4 tien rolugal 1 n oe
tor, G. J. Vandermissen, yesterday
morning, and an hour later he had
his grip packed, had bade good-bye
to his wife and two little children,
and started downtown to catch a
train to Sullivan county mountains.
It was a solemn leaving at the park,
not one of the co-workers attempt
ing to disguise the gravity of his dan
ger, yet at the same time all thankfal
that warning came in time to enable
him to save himself. Mr. Ditmars
is going to live out of doors for three
nionths in thq Sullivan mountains,
near Liberty. His family will join
him later. The climate in Sullivan
county is rigorous during the late
fall, and the air is rare and dry, and
the curator counts on constant out
door life to save him.
I have a few bathing suit witti
eisms left over.
What'll you do?
Oh, trim 'em down into ball gown
And the heiress who marries a title
seldom gets her money's worth.
of The Exchange Bank of
7th, 1907, in response to
Capital stock ..........$50,000 00
Surplus............... 6,460 74
Cashier's Checks...... 269 84
Dividends unpaid...... 87 50
Bills payable... ..--75,000 00
ent. interest in our Savings Depart
ROMER, M. L. SPEARMAN,
, Asst. Cashier.
rs of payment.
to accumulate a fund
3, on which interest is
ions at maturity.
ing rent, If you want
home take a Security
oney for any purpose
:t. It pays.
Asstant Secretary and
rner Boyce and Adams
O IN VESTMENT CO.
ty, S. C.
- - -- $25,000 00
Profits $6,000 00
s . , $25,000 00
M. A. CARLISLE, Vice-President
GEO, JOHNSTONE, Attorney.
st on your deposit with its safe
;h rate and a feeling of doubt
posit. Go'7ernment supervision
ard of Directors is a guarantee
W. P. Pugh.
Jno. B. Fellers.
W. A. Moseley.
H. C. Moseley.
r annum in our Savings
We cordially invite the people of
Newberry and vicinity, to see the
new Fall Shoes, Gent's Furnish
ing, and Hats, that are now being
opened daily at this store.
The shoes you find here are made in the
newest models, and most popular leathers.
Shoes your boys and girls can't wear out in a
hurry. Then of course we have finer shoes for
dress. Our shoes are made tof it-no pinching
at the toes, nor rubbing at the heel. A full line
of Cent's Furnishings and Hats in the newest
ideas are here for you. Come in and look
through. No trouble to show goods.
FE,,LLERI I H OBlE
Eddy & Fellers.
THE NEWBERRY SAVINGS BANK
Capital $50,000 - - - Surplus $30,000
No Matter How Small, . No Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank
will give it careful attention. This message
applies to the men and the women alike.
JAS. McINTOSH, J. E. NORWOOD,
The First Cough of the Sesn
* Even though not severe, has a tendency to irritate the sensi
tive membranes of the throat and delicate bronchial tubes.
Coughs then come easy all winter, every time -you take the
* slightest cold. Cure the first cough before it has a chance to*
* set up an inflamation in the delicate capillary air tubes of the
lungs. The best remedy is QUICK RELIEF COUGH
SYRUP. It at once gets right at the seat of trouble and re
*moves the cause. It is free from Morphine and is as safe for0
. a child as for an adult. 25 cents at
*MAYES' DRUG STORE.
PREPARE FOR THE RAINY DAY,
For it will surely come, and may catch you in circum
stances that will prove a great hardship to yourself and
family. If you will take care of the pennies they will
soon make dollars which will brighten the
cloudy days of the future. Begin to-day and
we'll help you put a silver lining behhd each
dark cloud at the rate of FOUR PER CENT.
on all your rainy day money.
FOUR PER CENT, ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS.
The Bank( of ProsperitU,
Prosperity, S. C.
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr. J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
J1 F. Bnw Cashier. J. A. Counts, Asst. Cashr.