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STID FIRE IS
ADVICE TO FARMERS
STIJUNG ADDRESS BY FAR- t
7aERS COUNTY UNION.
Urged as Matter of Principle to Do
mand Minimum of Fifteen
To the Farmers Union Members of
At the recent meeting of the Coun- I
ty Farmers Union the following was i
unanimously adopted: t
Whereas ,the October condition re
ports upon the cotton crop issued by
the government, the unprecedentie I
falling off in the ginners' reports, and
all information received from all f
sources of the probable yield and the I
extraordinary demand for the staple c
by the mills, the clamorous cry for t
cotton goods from every land and I
country and the isles of the sea, have e
strengthened and' justified the posi- a
tion taken by the National Fariners I
Educational and Co-operative Union 9
at its late meeting in Little Rok, i
Arkansas, therefore, resolved, That d
we urge with all the emphasis in our
power -upon the entier membership t
of the Farmers Union in this county I
and throughout. the state and the I
Southern states not to sell any cot- v
ton below the minimum price of fif- s
teen cents the pound; that those mem- I
hers who grow upland long staple cot- I
ton are equally bound by this action
so far as it affects the minimum price
fixed for this grade of cotton; that
we .have a right to expect absolute
loyalty to this decision of the Nation
al Union, and we positively look with
shame and disfavor upon any disloyal
Your officers appointed to issue a
statement to our membership can add
but little to the forcefulness of the
above declarations of our county Un- C
ion. We will say, however, that now t
is the testing time with the Southern tl
white farmer. It is a question of the e
cotton producer, the real king and. 11
master of the whole situation, if he -i
ehooses to exercise his rights and d
maintain his privileges, on the one t
hand; and the exchange manipula- o
tors with their coterie of henchmen r
on the map of our great SogthIand, C
on the other. Who will wid7 Will .b
the sonts of the noble heroes of '61-heesatrdll;u pt a
taltar of their country as willing and si
heroie martyrs and saerifices for the p~C
beitchnt bu falsre teour colors, ye
parotsonf bue ro and freemen!r b
Wilulisten to e woren songs a
deart intets gaber he Ares there
ulman htodllant ig,nue to seeptfe
fronth iderenc tand frigh may h
Thedutifour acop ad hiiarti
is, ao from deeritionf bornl yof
r eles toi and elo wor e and ne
lrens dem a onour rihsbefre oud
deaes interefsing ato puat A single
aleyo thto lconthne mato eow e
frthe inmuadic tadtuach hedin
will ntiforet for altie ato come,
tha rimpl iseterminatio burn ofa
eelts itois and worry anhd xpnde
partic ceaour andSuhtenchour
adryands hono hefusnot nleth
brasts of othen temahood.belowd
.Ther inu nreed teacht tie fin
ancisaglyswakr a qus ssnofrnciple,
ofl hnor, fore forl Time mto cme,
nth principleuis an westn, uray cot- ~
toit wrth 15 ent th ponhod, and
hunredsi cofurage ave soltheci
aprodct aheadonor e ntldom te
mortsoabsisuhr aofod. cetand
Tiher;e snoneeds tospie whoime n
iow touring the cotton belt, the fair
-st land under the blue canopy of
teaven, say cotton is worth 15 cents
,he pound; besides and above all and
>etter than all, the cotton producers
-hemselves in lawful conventions as
,embled after an impartial and ex
austive interchange of opinion of
,very conveivable aspect of the sit
iation have decided that cotton is
vorth in this year of grace, one thous
Lnd nine hundred seven 15 cents the
ound; the lack of many deserving
omforts and even necessities in our
Lomes for our wives tand children
nany of whom have been compelled
o labor in the fields to make a pro
luct out which they are being ruth
essly robbed, oh, the shame of it!
iy heartless cotton gamblers and spe
ulators, rich in their ill-gotten gains
rom this honest toil of helpless wo.
nen and children, and the education
of these children, cry aloud to high
teaven for a fair and remunerative
orice for their cotton which is 15
ents the pound and not one-thous
,ndth part of a cent less; besides,
re are "backed up" by the intelli
-ent brains and manhood of our peo
e; so wiy waste time and sleep in
isecussing the question of price.
'Let us' put our cotton fully covered
oy insuranee in some reputable com
>any under shelter off the ground at
oome where home accommodations
ill permit, where insufficient and in
ecure put in some responsible ware
Louse and hold "till the cows come
W. C. Brown, president.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
B. L. Dominick,
L. P. Calinon,
John W. Kinard,
The-ioneer of Them AlL
Clarence Bennett's "The Holy
ity" is the first and original John
he Baptist play. It is the only one
hat has been a real success. All oth
rs are mere imitations. It is the on
T one that tell the beautiful old Bible
istory with a spirit of reverence and
evotion. The only one that narrates
he pure, simple story of the coming
f Ohrist, His Crucifixion and Resur
ation, true to Bible history, true to
1the details of our dear old fasth!
thers have sprung up in imitation,
ut they were irreverent and impure,
nd they failed. In these days of pro
ressive thought, play-wrights and
heatrical managers think it neces
ary for the financial success of a
lay, to introduce immoral scenes to
ter to the morbid and depraved
istes of the vicios, thus profaning
een the sacred themes of the bible;
ut Mr. Bennett has proved, beyond
doubt, that a good, pure and beau
ful religious drama can win great
nancial and artistic triump and
isting success, as this wonderful
lay has already made a small for
me for its author.
"The Holy City'' will appear at
1e Opera house, October 18th.
Letters remaining in the postoffice
t Newberry, S. C., for week ending
tober 5, 1907.
B-Mr. W. 0. Brag, Miss Janie
C-Mr. N. A. Clark.
F-Mr. John Fry.
G-Rev.. A. FF. Gordon, Jonas Gil
am, Miss Willie Griffin.
H-Mr. Billie Hanna, Mrs. W. T.
[anna, Miss Nera Hubb.
J-Mrs. Annie Jackson, Mr. J. H.
ones, Miss Mary Johnson.
L-Mrs. L B. Lee, Miss Mary
ywee, Miss Minnie Mabel.
P-Mr. Wesley Parrott.
R-Mrs. Duey Rodgers, Mr. Lang
S-Miss Emma Ewittenburg, Mrs.
der Smith. Mrs. Essie Scott.
Mr. John Williams, Mrs. E. W.1
right, Miss Addie Wrenwiek.
Persons calling for these letters
'ill please say that they were adver
Chas. J. Purcell, P. M.
It is safer to hold cotton than to
THE GOOD OLD TIMES
JUDE J. IL CROSSON HAS A
DREAM OF THE LONG AGO.
The Fourth of July Before the Ws
-The Old Academy and Scbool
Mates-Only One Now Loft
Woodille, Texas, Sept., 197.
Onee in Persia reigned a king,
Who upon his signet ring
Graved a maxim true and wise,
Which if held before Ids eyes,
Gave him counsel at a glance,
Fit for every change and chance,
Solemn words, and these are they:
"Even this shall pass away."
Trains of eamels through the sand
Brought him gems fbom Samercand
Fleets 4f gallops through the seas,
Brought him pearls to match with
But he counted not his gain,
Tresures of the 2ine or medn f;
"What is wealth," the king woioesly
''F&en this shall pas away."
In the revels of his court,
At the zenith of the sport,
When the palms of all his guestsi
Burned with clapping at his jests
He amid his figs and wine,
Cried, "Oh, loving friends of minel
Pleasures come, but not to stay;
"Even this shall pass away."
Fighting on a furious field,
Once a javelin pierced his zhield,
Soldiers, with a loud lament,
Bore him bleeding to his tent.
Grbawing from his tortured side,
"Pain is hard -to bear," he cried,
But with patience, day by day,
"Even this shall pass away."
Towering in the public square,
Twenty cubits in the air, ,
Rose his statue carved in stone,
Then the king, disguised, unknown,
Stood before his sculptured name,
Musing meekly, "What is fame."
Fame is but a.slow decay
"Even this shall pass away."
Struck with palsy, sere and old,
Waiting at the gates of gold,
Said he with -his dying breath,
"-Life is done, but what is death?"
T%en in answer to the king,
Fell a sunbeam on his ring,
Showing by a heavenly ray:
"Even this shall pass away."
After retiring my dear wife sat
own beside me and read the abiove
eautiful poem, (by an unkown authi
r). and asked -me to put it in my
srap book; in these hours she too had
assed away and through the pearly
Reading in The Herald and News of
your late fire, sketch of Baptist
hurch and other articles of old times,
t seemed good to me, to send you
his poem land my misty remem
rances of the long-a-go.
As life runs on the road grows
With few faces new,
he mile stones -into head stones
'Neath every one a friend."
In our lives we find ourselves beset
with trouble, care and sorrow, but
f we reflect that "even this shall
pass away" it would lighten our bur
Lately as I slept I dreamed a
Oh, picture land of sleep,
"Make not my spirit burn,
For the scenes and -ho'urs that may
ne 'er return."
In my dream I saw the old academy
There were my old school mates
unning, yelling, laughing. How jol
ly, jolly and happy we used to be
when school was out. Among others I
saw those elegant boys Silas and Al
bert Johinstone, Silas full of exhiler
ating humor, John and Burr John
stone, who in a fight with rocks gave
e the long scar in my left eyebrow.
And Jake Washington who I once
hit in the calf of his leg and stuck my
knife in him close where I was iting
There gentle Simeon Pratt, hand.
some, priestly, who writing to mi
while in the South Carolina college
that he had been fishing with the girls
but that they were fishing for thi
suckers on the bank and there wer
As I gazed "voices that are hush
ed,' were in my ears; looks and mo
tions that I had forgotten were it
my eyes-but, alas, these too havi
In my dream I saw an old iror
six-pounder cannon; whither it came
and whenee it went I know not, bul
I had often seen it lying under thi
trees. On 4th of Julys and other days
of rejoicing, it thundered forth. Il
was the same old gan that blew up
Crispin when I was a little kid; his
widow, a tidy lady, sister of that neat
and industrious citizen, Henry G. Sib.
ley. She married Dr. John Long, a
studions and careful physi&ian; her
daughter Lizie Crosson, was a lively,
active, sprightly girl.
I thought of the 4th as fragrant
with the smoke o gun po1rder and
resonant with the din of fire eraekers
and the ear plitting reports of horse
pistols (this before the day of six
There was a procession, the Me
Duffie artillery, uniformed in gray,
trimaied with yellow in proud array,
led the procession to luxuriant Hal
eyon grove where a barbecue -had been
prepared. (Looking over The Herald
and News lately if asked what wAs
the chief btsiness of Newberry in
the summer, I should4ay bprbecuing)
It was a fine 'cue, with two large, fat
'possums at the end of the pit, I
thought they ought to have been giv
en to the queen of 'possum cooks, viz;
At the stand Rev. S. P. Pressly of
fered an invocation, some one read
the Declaration of Independence. Sil
as L. Heller, one of the brightest
and most eloquent and persusive ora
tors Newberry ever produced made
a splendid oration. He was not only
an orator but an eminent seholar and
teacher. My dear wife who-went to
school to him often spoke pleasantly
of him. Many toasts were read.
Once at the same place at a time
when Col. Pickens and Mr. Calhoun
differed on some political question,
toasts to Mr. C.. frequent and lauda
tory were read insomuch that the
common remark that "When Mr.
Calhoun took snuff South (arolina
sneezed," mught be true.
In my dream I passed to and down
Caldwell street. In passing by the
residences of Chancellor Johnstone
and Rev S. P. Pressly, two intelleetu..
al and moral giants, who lived oppos
ite to each other I bowed reverently
and raised my hat.
As I passed the Fernandes Hotel I
-aw in my dream Misses Mary and
Sarah Fernandes, handsome village
maidens, a delight to the eye and
heart. I thought Miss Sarah a glor
ious vision of magnetic loveliness.
As I passed the hotel, I heard the
sound of music and dancing; I enter
ed; they were dancing as merrily as
if they had just drawn out new titles
to life and youth.
Early memories stirred joyfully in
me; a vision swings before my eyes.
Handsome girls and gallant youths
are swinging, wheeling, advancing,
laughing, winding in and out in
squares, rings and loops to the merry
music of the violins. Again a ryth
mie strain of waltz music pulsates
on the air; girls in couples embracing
each other glide down the long room,
floating, floating as if borne on un
seen wings. I smiled at a couple sit
ting apart; they smiled back at me
and then at each other and knew that
love had come. A bevy of beauties;
one of the waltzers, a beautiful ideali
zation of female beauty. Another, a
dancer, a charming brunette, with
long luxuriant, lustrous hair black as
the raven's wing and to the charm of
youth and beauty, were added a
quiet sweetness, and winning grace;
the soft glance of her superb dark
eyes and( the curve of her sweet lips
like twin roses were exquisitely love
Another small, witty, bright, ac
comlhe a nd vivacious; another
rosy, rare sweet girl, delicate as a
full blown rose with golden hair and
sparkling blue eyes; another looked
exceedingly pretty, like dew silvering
a budding rose; another an inclina
tion of love, beauty and grace, like a
sunrise in her young splendor. But
why mention a few, when they were
all the gentlest, sweetest, loveliest,
most radiant, graceful, modest and an
gelic of eillage maidens. These are no
fancy pictures. I could name each, one.
Where are they now? All except one
sleeping in the hush of the grave.
In my dream I was greeted with a
genial smile by a pure, good, intelli
gent man of gre*t common sEnse; he
was leading a fine looking sprightly
and intelligent lad, who grew up to be
generous, good humored, useful and
having the confidence of every one;
a delightful example of complete
gentle manhood. The initials to his
name are S. G. W.
hAs I pL ed in my drlad I saw
the old red brick C. H. its winding
granite steps, iron railing and four
large white columns in the portico.
I entered the lowerstory and pas
ed through a long, narrow arched
aisl. On the right was the ordinary's
office, Judge Wm. Vilon presiding,
a pure and just judge. On the left
the offea of commissioner in equity.
Drayton Nance a great and cheerful
force in the community was commis
sioner. Again on the left the clerk's
office I saw Y. J. Harrington and
John S. Carwile, just, pure, upright
men, patriarchs of the village beloved
by every one. Oh the right I saw Reu
ben Pitts in sheriff's office, a solid
man, a good legislator with a fine mor
al nature. West of the C. H. was the
rough roek goal, with its barred win
dows lighting up that relic of barbar
isat-tbe debtor's room, and hell
was Frank Price, with his brass pis
tol, the presiding genius.
I next saw the ancient loeusti as
venerable as any prophet, with the
wide benediction of his giant arms,
and the shelter of his green mantle
on a hot noontide.
"Here village statesmen talkel
with looks .profound" on polities, lit
erature, &c. I can now mention a
few. Pominent was Paul Johnstone
whose manndrs were dignified and
polished by his language fine; his wit,
ready; affections, warm; his fine intel
lectual and moral nature he inherited
from his father, braided with the
sweetness of his mother. Or W. H.
Harrington to mention whose name
is to conjure up pleasant memades
and awaken feelings of kindness; the
influence he diffused was bright, gen
ial and pure.
These good mien and B. J. Ramage,
Adam Summers, J. B. Carwile and
several othersfill the answer Thaek
ery gave to the question: "What is
it to be a gentlem9an," viz: "It is
to be honest, to be gentle; to be gen
erous; to be brave: .to be wise, and
possessing all of these qualities, to
exercise the most graceful manner."
Read in Carwile's r4niniseenees a
most happy description of the old
C. H. and the Locust club.
The persons I knew and loved
have nearly all passed away, but I
saw them in my dream and will write
of them hereafter.
I will close this letter with a Texas
incident: 20 years ago, riding alone1
through a forest on my way home
from court in an ad,joining county, I:
was startled with loud, snorousi
voies singing: "Ring dem sweet shin- )~
ing bells.; Ring dem sweet bells." The
singing was at an old log church and
as I rode up I met two Georgians
1and a Pedee man out side listening to
the negro preacher. The negroes were
happy; they were experiencing reli-.
gion of the loudest 'kind. In their
singing they preferred something that
Isounded well; having a good rousing (
Ichorus, with plenty of mouth open- -
sing words and a rhythm to which they 1
could swing naturally in keeping time- I
At intermission the Georgians loaded I
the preacher with whiskey, for
which he was to sing. He had the
loudest sweetest voice I ever heard. I
'He led the singing-the congregation
became exstata and joined in with i
shoutings. quivering, thunderings and
Isadt&tings wit~h their eyes turned
. The excitement was intense and
THE znWs OP POMAA
The Fame of Old Bethel Academy
-Sent Out Some Srong
Pomaria, October 7.-Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. P. Sheely came down from New
berry Saturday afternoon to visit his
father, Mr. John D. Sheely. They re
turned home yesterday.
The friends of Mrs. Adam AuH
will regret to learn that she is still
very ill, and that there has been very
little, if any, improvement in her con.
Mrs. Mary Setzler, of Whitmire,
isited relatives in this community
during the last week.
Misses Olive Feagle and Lima Glenn
are visiting in the community, to the
great delight of their many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hentz left
on Saturday to spend a few days with
Mrs. Setzler's relatives at Whiomire.
Mrs. G. B. Aull, whose condition
had improved recently,. has been eon
lned to the bed agin for the last
week or two. She and the family
were much gratiled yesterday by a
visit from their relative, Col. E. H.
It is expected that the Bethel school
will open on next Monday. It is pro
bable that it will be in charge of Mi
elen Knight, of Honea Path, a gra
duate of Converse college. This school
as a very enviable history. A couple
years ago, when under the direction
Df Prof D. B. Busy, M. A., it pre
pared for college some of the best
men the community has ever sent out.
Anong these were both of the Ber
leys, Prof. J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
Rev. M. J. Epting, the Risers, and
Dthers. Very few more thorough and
efficient teaehers than Proft Busby
iave ever taught in the county or in
bhe state, for that matter, and his
riends everywhere rejoiee that now
in the "sunset days-of his life" he is
?ujoying his wel-earned rest.
St. Paul's Items.
A large congregation at the com
munion services at St. Paul's yester
day. About two hundred partook of
bhe Lord's Supper. Seven accessions
to the church.
The officers of St. Paul's chureh
have extended a call to Pastor J. A.
Sligh for the nevt synodieal year. He
has accepted the call. This.will make
the forty-third year for Pastor Sligh
for St. Paul's congregation.
Mr. and Mr. L. I. Epting have mov
d from this section, with their two
ions, to Newberry college, and are liv
ing on the colleg campus.
This will be our last of the "St.
Paul's Items," we will write from
St. Pauls only incidentally. Ws
would like to hear from "Bill" here
Newberry college, from what we
save been able to observe, everything
oints to business. The young men
nd young ladies of the student body
ave a high sense of duty. We pre
liet for them a prosperous year.
President Scherer is carrying a hap
m smile, so are the other profe,ssors.
L'he technologieal students will com-.
nene their work in that dapartment
his morning. This department of the
mollege is going to be a great help to
roung men in after life. The new
oarding hall in charge of Mr. and
irs. J. A. Summer is being success
'ully operated, having about one hun
Ired table boarders.
More soon. E.
Any gentleman discovering a hole
his bank balance may set it down
is a millinery opening.-News and
>resently they leaped up and pulled
he table from before the pulpit and
ocking hand in hand and with ex
;tatie voices made a whirling ring
Lnd round and round, danced like a
mman cyclone. All at once a woman
~houting, shot out her feet and fell
;o the floor, they removed her to a
;hade and proceeded with their cir
us and I rode home.
J. M. Crosson.