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SHOULD GET FIFTEEN CENTS.
Mr. J. H. Wertz Writes a Letter
About the Farmers Union and
The Greenwood Index.
I have heard, as well as read, a
great deal of the Farmers Union, also
attended one or two of their meetings,
and while I've always been in deep
sympathy with the organization, have
never been so favorably impressed
as on last Monday. This organization
in my opinion, is calculated to be
one of the most beneficial to our
country than any other that exists in
the world ,today. I honestly believe
the above could be easily proven in
a very short period, provided every
member would only be loyal to their
pledges. I am not a member of the
or2anization. and I'm not the man to
stand aside and say, they will not
stiek together. I was much impressed
with the talk made by Mr. F. B.
Grier last Monday. I think every one
present heartily concurred in every
word he uttered, and had I been a
member would have made a motion
for a unaminous vote of thanks for
the wise and practical counsel and
encouragement. Messrs. E. D. An
drews. Mike Kinard. and 'others made
talks that were full of wisdom. also
our mutual friendd Mr. Ed. Reynolds
displayed some of his oratory which
we thougit was quite appropriate for
Mr. Editor. I remember the time
when farms were shunned, and far
mers sneered at. but I'd rather be a
successful farmer today than to be
president of these United States, and
I am truly glad to see and know
that most people of every other voca
tion are beginning to realize that
their bread and butter comes from
the farmers hand, if it comes at all,
and if the farmers prosper, so do
the merchants. bankers. physicians,
railroads. editors, and every other
living elas upon old Mother -Earth.
but if they fail, none others thrive.
Hence, the farmer is the back-bone of
the world. Now Mr. Editor, before
concluding. I'd like to ask, just for
information, what is wrong with our
Greenwood cotton market? I'm aware
of the fact that cotton has declined
materially in price every where, but
two of my nephews from Newberry
spent the day with me last Sunday
and 'one of them informed me that his
father sold cotton at Newberry the
day before for 12 cents, when our
market scarcely reached 11 3-4 if
that. Of course I know we farmers
are about 25 years behind Newberry
farmers, but if I have been correctly
informed, I can not 'omprehend why
Greenwood cotton buyers should fall
short of the price Newberry buyers
are paying. Now, I am not going
bael; on our Greenwood buyers, for I
like them all; nor, our beautiful city.
I love Greenwood; first, because I
married one of her noble daughters,
second, because she bids fair to be
the best city in the state; and, be
cause she is second to nohe, only
Well, I'll drift back to King Cot
ton for a moment, and say, that I
believe the farmers who are selling
cotton at present prices are making
the mistake of .'heir lives. The far
mrs are all going to be deceived in
the present crop, and the mill man
and all other speculators are going
to me more so, because there is a
great deficiency in the estimate of
the crop. I have on several ~occasions
borrowed 7 1-2 and 8 eents from Mr.
James T. Medlock on my cotton, paid
my obligations, held for, and got bet
ter prices when cotton was selling
for less than it is now bringing, and
I'm sure Mr. Medlock and all the
other bankers would gladly aid the
farmers in holding cotton -now.
Making a rough estimate as to the
cost 'of growing cotton, our profits
a-re small enough even if we realize
15 cents the pound.
First, it cost at least to prepare an
acre of land .for cotton .. .. $ 1 50
Fertilizer from $4 to $S, say 6 00
Seed and Planting .. ........1 00
Three hoeings and the tools 2 50
Three or four plowings .......1 30
Picking, per bale ..........7 00
Ginning, bagging and ties. 1 80
Hauling to gin & market ...1 00
Horse feed .... ...... ......5 00
Total cost.... .... .....$27 30
Besides, our taxes, expenses of
keeping up our land, the feeding, and
care of our stock for at least one
fourth of the year without realizing
any return there for, the current ex
penses of a farm is a great deal more
than most people think, in fact we've
got to keep on the alert continually
to~ meet -expenses, taking one year
with another. "He that by the plow
would thrive, r ,st grip the helm
himself or drive.''
true t ourselves, "and it doth follow,
as the day. the night, thou cans't not
then be false to any man.'' t
Yours for 15 cents cotton,
Jno. H. Wertz.
"Fruitland," Greenwood Co., S. C.
Sept. 23, 1907. 1
BERRY GETS SIX YEARS. o:
Pleaded Giulty to Forgery and Em- C
bezzlement-Other Counts Nol u
Marion, Sept. 25.-G. Raymond n
Berry, ex-county superintendent of a:
education of Marion county, having id
pleaded guilty of forgery, was sen- a
tenced by Judge Dantzler today to ei
six years in the state penitentiary D
and a fine of $100. He was arraigned e<
at a late hour last night upon eight
indictments, most of them being re- 1,
petitions of the principal charges of tt
forgery and embezzlement.
The state accepted a plea of guil- *
ty of forgery and nol prossed the oth
er cases. Judge Dantzler announced
that sentence would be imposed to
Just before the noon recess today
Berry was brought into court for sen-!
tenee. The prisoner submitted to the!
court a written statement, which was
read in his behalf by P. B. Sellers,
Esq. The statement recited that the
defendant was the only support of
an invalid wife and three small chil
dren; that the defendant himself was
threatened with a serious pulmonary
trouble; that the amounts misappro
priated had all been made good to the
county, and that the defendant and
his family, one of much respectabil
ity, had suffered already long and
deep humiliation on account of the
pending charges against him. The
statement ended with a petition that :
the court be as merciful as possible
Sin view of all the circumstances.
Solicitor Spears stated that he
would consent to the court being as
merciful as possible, and Judge Dan
tzler stated that out of regard for
his physical condition he would not
impose the full seven years allowed a
by law, but that it would be necessary &
for him to impose a heavy sentence y
as a warning to other public officers 0
who might be derelict in their duty.
Bridge Players' Hell.
Speaking last evening before a a
large and fashionable audience at the ~
Mansion House, Dublin, Father
Vaughan said: "Going the round of
the clubs in London was the story
that a certain noted gambler died
and found himself, by some good
luck, in heaven. Being out of place
there, he asked leave to go down to
his own quarters, and there he gamb- C
led away his return ticket, the lady
cheat who won it getting thereby to
heaven.'' Father Vaughan said that
he too had had a dream about the
subject. As he lay awake in Dublin
on Tuesday night he fancied he saw J
in one of the ,outer courts of heaven
the well known London gambler re
ferred to pacing to and fro in search -
of a pal, but none such came. At last,
being able to stand the lonely situa
tion no longer he went to St. Peter at
the Golden Gate and confessing that
it was by cheating that he had passed
through, he begged for a passout tiek
et, to see how his old friends were
doing down below. There he found
an enormous crowd of well .known
betting men and women in a low and
suffocating room, all being forced to,
play bridge with no stakes and in.
dead silence. For some time he watch- g
ed at the various tables the faces of
the players, in which rage, despair tl
and hatred were depiqted in every f
feature. At length the passion, to play s
awoke once more in him; he drew
forth his return ticket to heaven; he
played, and he lost. The return tick-- '
et was secured by a noted and fash- d
ionable society woma'n, who was \
known to be a confirmed cheat. She Iti
dashed with the release ticket from b
the gambling saloon, making for the
iron gates.'I'here she was met by Sa
tan, who, after congratulating her onr
11er luek. pointed to the words "Not
transferable.'' She screamed andC
tore to shreds the ticket, when the i
devil led her back to the tables to re- t
sume her everlasting play. "See,"
he exclaimed, "these letters of fire,
'All hope abandon ye who enter
I believe I prefer the concert sin- t
ger to the operatic variety.b
The concert singer is not expected
to make gestures.a
WANTED-The school boys and girls e
to know they can get al! kind of
schoo'l supplies at T:Ec Iercld and
9EW HEAD CLINTON X uHOOL.
r. Adams, of Laurens, Chosen Presi
dent of Presbyterian Col- I
ews and Courier.
Clinton, September 26.-The board c
E trustees of the Presbyterian Col
ge of South Carolina met at the I
ollege in Clinton this afternoon and t
animously elected Dr . Robert
dams, of Laurens, president of the I
)llege. Dr. Adams is known all over
outh Carolina and is lived and ad- .
ired as far as he is known. He has (
anounced his acceptance of the pres
ency and will enter upon his work
; soon as possible. The faculty, stud
its and citizens of Clinton will give
r. Adams and family a hirtv wel
A memorial service in honor of the i
te President Neville. over which I
ie Rev. Dr. J. H. Thornwell presid
, was held at the college to-night.
' Quick as a Wink&
That exactly expresses it. just as quickly
as you can r the contents of one package of
THE DAINTY DESSERT
into a pint of boiling water, you will have pre
pared a dessert whi@~i will surprise and delight
all who taste it. When it- has become cold it
will jellify and be ready to eat. For a more N
elaborate dessert try the following:
Peel five large bananas, rub smooth with five
teaspoonfuls of suar. Add one cup sweet
cream beaten to a stiff froth, then one package
of Lemon Jell- dissolved in one and one-half
cups of boiling water.
Pour in mold or bowl
and when cold garnish
with candied cierries.
V serve with whipped
te eipe book fte&
IATIONAL BANK 01
Ohy You Should Ha
FIRST-It enables you to
SECOND-It is conduciv4
THIRD-It will help you1
ontact with the best busine
We solicit your account.
1. A. Carlisle. H. C. Mi
.A. Blackwelder. Robt. Ni
L C. Matthews. -S. B 'Au
WHAT IS El
Economy is a frugal and judicious
'hich spends money to advantage. ]
reat bargain sales.
We have just returned from the N~
1e market and securing many excella
r the public to inspect our immen:
ore. We have the new things, tbh
rints from 5c. up, White Homesput
p, complete line of Dry Goods and t
ouble width, at 5oc. is a great barga
'ouths' $2.50 to $1o.oo, Boys' from
ings in Hats and Caps. Prettiest
ave ever had. Our experienced: No
:om the North, and our immense stc
rady for inspection, embracing the t
nmense line of Furniture is now rea
~roceries, Hardware, Crockeryw are,
now complete. We have* added a:
rs, and the bargains contained on ti
le wonder how we can sell goods so
8 lbs. best Granulated Sugar $i.oo.
achine $25-oo> new Defender Mach
r 20 years. We have only two Or:
iake special offer, $42.50, elegant to
e old reliable Iron King and Elmo
est on the market. For every five
hoice on our bargain counter.
Just received our 33d car, making;
ud while it lasts goes for best paten
very barrel guaranteed to give sat is~
OLD PIANOS AND ORGANS.
For which we will allow the highest
>rices towards new Instruments. No
"lub rates to offer, but we Pledge
>etter Instruments for the same or
ess money, then those at club rate
Write Malones Music House, Co
umbia, S. C., for special prices and
IEST PENCIL pad on the market at
Herald and News office for 5c.
MARLESTON & WESTERN CARE
Schedule in effect June 9th, 1907.
v. Newberry(C N & L.) 12:46 p. m.
tr. Laurens 1:52 p. m.
v. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:15 p. m.
Lr. Greenville 3:40 p. m.
jv. Laurens 1:58 p. M.
tr. Spartanburg 3:30 p. m.
jv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. m.
tr. Hendersonville 6:25 p. m.
tr. Asheville 7:30 p. m.
V. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. m.
tr. Greenwood 2:56 p. m.
kr. McCormick. 3:55 p. m.
kr. Augusta 5:40 p. m.
Pullman Chair Cars between Au
Msta, Laurens and Asheville, tri
veekly. Leave Augusta Tuesda7s,
rhursday and Saturdays ;1eavo Ashe
rille Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Note: The above arrivals and de
)artures, as well as connections with
ther companies, are given as infor
nation, and are not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.
ye a Bank Account.
pay your bills by check.
t to system in your ffairs.
r credit, and bring you ini
iss men of the community.
seley. T. B. Carlisle.
orris. Geo. Johnstone.
1. Jos. H. Hunter.
use of money-that management
iconomy is best exemplified in our
orthern markets after searching
ent bargains. We are now ready
se stock in our great department
a nice things, the cheap things.
C. up, Checked Homespun 5c.
otions. Our Imperial Broadcloth,
.in. Men's Suits $3.50 to $15.oo,
75c. to $6.oo. New and nobby
line of Rugs and Art Squares we
rthern Milliner has just returned
ck of fashionable Millinery is now
ew and up to date things. Our
dy for inspection. Our stock of
Trunks, Valises and Woodenware
niew feature in roc. and 25C. conn
hem is creating a sensation. Peo
heap. We mention a-few specials.
New drop head Domestic Sewing
ie, drop head, $17.93, guaranteed
ans left, and to close them out we
nes, oak and walnut. We handle
Cooking Stove, beyond doubt the
dollars you trade we give free one
3,655 bb1s. Choice Tennessee Flour,
t $5.25, best half patent $4.65,
acton. Get the habit of coming to
'i'IT T TY SWT4 T'O LESS 29.
Notice is hereby given that the
books of registration for the Town of
Newberry, S. C., are now open, and
the undersigned as Supervisor of
Registration for the said town will
keep said books open every day from
9 a. m., until 5 p. m., (Sunday ex
cepted) including the 1st day of De
Eug. S. Werts,
Supervisor of Registration.
The patrons and trustees of the
Vaughnsville school will meet at the
Vaughnsville school house the first
Saturday in October (the 15th) at
3 o'clock p. m. to elect a teacher for
the coming term, the teacher elected
having resigned. Salary $40 per
month. School to run 7 or 8 months.
All applications to be sent to the un
C. A. Brooks.
E. C. Salter.
In fact anything you
Don't forget to cal
They are also agents
NOW IS THE "1
lt is complete in eve
War Path-Air Sh
Will interest and instruct you.
beautifully illustrated folder con
list of hotels, etc., write
W. J. CRAIG, P. T. M.,
Wilmrington, N, C.
The Short Thr
Account Jamestown Te
S OUT H la
Season, Sixty Day and Fit
daily, commencing April 1
vember 30th, 1907.
Very low rates will also be
BRASS BANDS In unifor
STOP OVERS will be all
and Fifteen Day Tickets,
For full and complete I
Agents Southern Railway,
Mr. Music Lover, have you any imagina
tion in your make-up, any enthusiasm
inside you, any dance in your feet Well,
then, get a VICTOR TALKING MA
CHINE, it will hit you all over, for
there's scarcely a faculty or an emotion
in your entire mental or physical make. 4
up but will be inspired by the VICTOR
and its records.
A record in the morning before break.
fast will be, by far, the best tonic you
could use-for instance "I'm Crazy 'Bout
It," by Collins & Harlan-you will
"split your sides," or if you prefer Grand
Opera-say Rigoletto Quartet, Act III,
sung by Caruso, Homer, Gilder and
Scotti, or perhaps a solo by Patti, Melba,
or the late Tamuagno. Anything on the
VICTOR from the ridiculous to the sub
lime, by a mere change of the records.
You may own a Victor by making a
small payment down and a small sum
per month. We have all sizes for you;
$10.oo td $100.00.
Art and Variety Store,
Nevwberry, S. C.
need along that line.
i on them.
for Charlotte Steam
IME TO VISIT'
ry department. The
Do not fail to go at once. For
taning mapsi, descriptive matter,
T. C. WHITE,
Gen. Pass. Ag.t.
ough Car Line.
teen Day Tickets on sale
9th, to and including No
Smade for MILITARY and
m attending the Exposition. 0
>wed on Season, Sixty Day
ame as on Summer Tour
formation call on Ticket
L. W. Hunt
Charlestn S. C