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E. R. AJLL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
Mrrv. S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, December 6, 1907.
It seems to us that the cotton
planter has about won the fight he
has been making for better prices
for his cotton.
What he needs to do is to sit steady
in the boat. Arrange his obligations
but sit on the lid which holds his
cotton off the market at present pri
ces. In the last few days the price
has advanced about a cent a pound
and yesterday was at 11 1-4 cents
and in some markets it has probably
been a little above that figure. The
crop is short. The demand is great
er than it has ever been. The manu
facturer has sold cloth on the basis
of 15 cents cotton. What is there
to keep the price from going up.
Those who have been forced to sell
to meet their obligations have all
about sold and the farmer who has
held up to this time is in position in
most eases to hold on a while longer.
With the start which was given
the movement for a hospital in New
- berry at the meeting of the cham
ber of commerce to consider the pro
.position, 4t should be very easy, with
the proper effort, properly directed
to raise the necessary funds for the
building of a hospital in Newberry.
We trust that the ladies of Newberry
will consider the suggestion which
was made in The Herald and N4ews
of Tuesday, which is here repeated,
that they get together and take hold
of the movement, and that if they do
so there can be no doubt of . their
success. The hospital at Anderson is
the result of the labor of the women
of that town. If we- are not mistak
2n the Columbia hospital was origi
nated and built by the hard efforts
of the good women of that city.
The movement in Newberry made
a ime start and had a substantial
subscription at the beginning, and
we are satisfied that if the good wo
men of this community take hold of
the movement that they ~ean very
soon 'assure he building of the hos
pital. in Newberry. We hope that
some of them at least may start the
movement and we will be glad to give
them any assistance in our power.
We notice that probably' Hon.
Robert Aldrich ,will be a candidate be
Sore the3 approaching legislature for
judge of the second circuit to .sue
ceed Hon. James Aldri.eh, resigned.
There is no more able lawyer or
scholarly gentleman in the state
than the Hon. Robert Aldrich. We
should be glad to see him elected to
this position and it would be a
handsome tribute to him to be made
the successor to nis cousin and his.
father. both of whom were judges of
this circuit. Apart from this, how
ever, his fine intellect and extensive
kn~owledge of the law eminently fit
him for this position and his elec
tioni would add strength to the bench
of this state.
Congressman Aiken Replies in Open'
Letter to Malici' . Attack on
oto Pr' qn.is by Satur.
day Evening Post.
A bbeville, S. C., Nov. 30,190j7.
Edi:tor of the Snotrdiay Evening Pj.
Tn an: editoria: that has been ex
teniv -!y quot.ed at d commented on
by the papers of the Congressional
District that I have the honor to
rep)resen.t, you said: "W must dle
pend pirincipally upon cotton, which
Euirope will buy in great quantities,
arnd .which runs into money very fast,
to .overturn this menace and turn the
tide our way. That, in view of such
public need, planters should hold
cotton for mere personal gain in tru
ly reprehensible. We read that the
banks <renerally will keep them in the
path of duty by refusing to extend
loans on .stored cotton.''"
It would be a waste of time to re
*ply to such an absurd statement, if
absurdity was its greatest objection.
Tfhe editorial is gratuitously imper
tinent as it is maliciously false.
'Living as I do, in the midst of the
cotton belt, and being conversant
with the ills that the cotton farmer
has suffered, by reason of the mani
pulation of his product by Wall
Street gamblers aided and abetted by
certain subsidized newspapers. I am
prel)ared to say. God sneed the day.
wh~1ien the initri<.rue and l.Ia ized thr/i
dispose of it.
An you say "the banks greneral
IY wi'i ke &p t len (h e fa r1n rs) 11
thie p1.th to1 (luly Uy refuslig to ex
telld loans on stored cotton. I.et
me i1lform VoU. and your I jnild. that.
as a rule. the class of men who now
have cotton stored, do business on the
other side of the ledger, and if it
were believed that the "banks gen
erally" had enlisted in a dastardly
attempt to bully the farming class,
the banks, and not the farmers would
be the sufferers. The cotton of the
dependent class has generally been
put on the market, and if some are
weak, they will find ready help in
their own ranks, if local banks should
be fooled into such a short-sighted,
Now, what are some of the facts
about this product of the farm the
Saturday Evening Post alleges has so
demoralized American finances? The
probabiltiy is, that the crop will not
far exceed twelve millions bales. In
an interview in Atlanta, some months
ago, the' president of the Internation
al Spinners Association, who was al
so president of the largest mill in
terest in England, admitted that Eng
lish mills had sold their output of
cotton cloth on an average of nine
months or more, on a basis of fifteen.
cents per pound for cotton. This be
ing the case. and there is no reason
to doubt the "-tatement, who is en
titled to the extra margin of five
cents per pound, between recent
prices, and the price at which mills
have sold their output at a profit?
The cotton farmer can pay the ad
vanced price for ootton cloth, manu
facttired on a basis of fifteen cents
per pound, but if he dares refuse to
dump his cotton on the market, at a
loss of five cents per pound of its
acknowledged value, you brand his
conduct as "reprehensible."
And this you think has brought
American finance to the brink of
A glance at the' figures will show
the absurdity of your statement. A
private crop estimate circulated on
N. Y. Exchange, November 29,
placed the yield, this year, at 10,
388.000 bales. On the same date the
Liverpool Cotton Exchange estimat
ed the crop at 11.935,000 bales. If
this is near the mark,- and it is safe
to say that it is full, this crop is
short of last year's crop by more
than-1.500,000 bales. Cotton brought
into sight up to Nov. 30, this year
amounted to 4,300,000 bales against
5,700.000 same time' last year. Al
lowinje for the shortness of this
x.ar's crop, has not cotton been
marketed at about its normal rate?
The one true thing that you did'
say, by inference, was that exported
Buy Your Chr
They are Hea
WIE CAN FILL YOUR OHRIST-1
AS WANTS THIS YEAR BET
LER THAN EVER. IF YOU MAKE
TOUR BILL WITH US WE WILL
SELL YOU LONDON LAYER RAI
INiS TEN CENTS POUND. WE
EIAVE A NICE LINE OF CAKE
FRIT SEEDED EAISINS FIF
TEEN CENTS POUND, TWO LBS.
FOR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS, CIT
RON TWENTY CE'TS LB, CUR
RANTS FIFT'EEN CENTS, TWO
POUNDS FOR TWENTY-FIVE
CENTS. FLAVQRING OF ALL
BRAZIL NUTS, ENGLISH WAL
NUTS, AND NUTS OF ALL
APPLES BY THE CARLOAD.
BANANAS BY THE BUNCH, LEM
ONS, ORANGES AND FRUIT OF
e w ber'
eIr eIIC.:. ("ollol sold andc consuim
ed in this eou:trv simply takes the
mnwev tU of one man's pvcket and
puts it into the poeket of the other.
Now let os see how the exports stand.
The total exports from September
lst. to Nov. 30th this year, amounted
to 2,377,000 bales, against 2,873,000
bales same period last year. There
is an approximate difference of half
a million bales or say $25,000,000.
Does anybody believe that the fin
ancial base of this country could be
shaken by a balance of trade of $25,
000,000 for or against us when our
export trade runs up into the bil
lions? You have no word of censure
for the money sharks who withdrew
their money from circulation, but
the farmer who will not sacrifice his
edtton. at less than value, to coax
this money from its hiding. is guilty
of "reprehensible" conduct.
If the planter, unlike other free
American citizens, as you say, must
eliminate "merely personal gain,'' in
disposing of his product, may he not
at least look to the greatest public
good? Since his interests must be
secondary would it nQt be. better for
the public good for the farmer .to
hold the two-thirds of the crop until
foreign trade pays an -additional two
or three cents per pound, that is its
real value. This would really add .to
the volume of currency. not to men
tion the incidental advantage to far
Is it not just possible, Mr. Editor,
that instead of depressed finances be
ing due to concerted action by the
-farmers, in holding back their cot
ton, depressed prices for eotton may
be due to concerted action by finan
ciers, in holding back their money?
-Is it not possible that this panic,
coming just at this time. was started
with this purpose, and that it has got
ten beyond the control of its promo
But we will not be drawn further
into justifying the conduct of our
people in a matter that neither you
nor your Wall Streek friends have
the slightest right to dictate or even
suggest; a matter that as free Amer
ican citizens we can dispose of in our
owz way, at our own good pleasure.
Like Frederick, the Great, by our
reverses we have learned the' arts of
war, and neither the bullying nor
flattering of Wall Street gapblers
and their satelities will wrest 'from
us the triumph of right. We''are ea
pable of attending to our own affairs
and we have heard of many who
have gotten rich 'by this simple pro
ist nas Goods
DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!
OF ALL KINDS, CHliA, KID),
WAX. AN'D RAG DOL1IS RANGE
IN PRICES FROM FIVE CENTS
TO TWO DOLLARS.
TOYS OF EyERY DESORIP
TION. HORNuS,' WAGONS, TOY
MONKEYS, ALBUMS, BIRDS, BA
BY RAT TLERS AND A WORLD
FIR E .WORKS WHICH WE
WILL SELL WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL. ROMAN CANDLES,
FOUR BALLS TO TWENTY-FIVE
BALLS, FIRE OR4AIKE'RS, SA
LUTES, FIVE AND TEN CENT
PAKAGES, JAP TORPEDOES
OF ALL KINDS. DO NOT FOR
ET TO BUY YOUR FIREWORKS
FROM THE SMITH CO.
CANDY OF ALL KINDS. WE
HAVE A LARGE LINE OF POP
STIKS AN]) CAPS TO POP IN
We have a pleasure fo
guarantee to show the
This stock was persc
Cut Glass, Ohii
Other beautiful C
Gall on us. A
Parlor Grand Phonograph
Outfit No. 6.
This outfit consists of specially
selected EDISON STANDARD
PHONOGRAPH equipped with
magnificent genuine Edison horn
more than 2% ft. long and over i%a
ft. in diameter; also specially con
structed genuine Edison horn crane.
Your choice of one dozen Edison
cold'moulded records. Lowest pos
sible cash price for Outfit No. 6,
is $29.20. $i.oo a week gets this
outfit from us at the lowest possi
b:e cash price.
Why not come and see what we
have got for you.
Art and Variety Store,'
1Newberry, S. 'C.
fAS OF .SUFFERING THEN
Great Remedy Cured Skin Disease
of Long Standing.
Mr. J. Weber, 'of 1065 Vine street,
San Jose, Cal., writes an interesting
story of terrible skin sufferiL:g which
ended in robust health wihen he
forud a rL'medy which cured him like
me..Here is Mr. Weber 's owi
"Tn JMy. 1900. my face be:zan to
be affected 'with a terrib'le skin dis
ease. I went to a dojctor, and he told'
me that I had 'been ,poisoned and hel
wanted to operate on mec. I refused
to let him do so and after a fed1
months my face was an awful sight.
You 'could see that it was diseased to
the bone. Some people claimed that
I had cancer. Great 'boils would ap
pear, inereasing in size and paining
'me terribly. I begun to doctor again
but no one could help me; large pima
pes and :boils would continue to
ome. At that time I had as many
as ten on my face. I wase such a ter
rible sight that my friends could not,
bear to see me. I doctored for five
years until my funds gave out .ond I
had to stop. During this time I tried
over 300 remedies.
"LOne day I happened to hear of D.
D. D. Prescription and learned that it
hd cured several bad cases of Eeze
ma. I purchased a bottle and then I
ot a second 'bottle. The use of five
bottles cured me. It has been eight
months now and the disease has not
returned. My friends ask what it wvas
that cured me of the awful trouble
and I answer thnat it wvas D. D. D.
wgch healed .me."
We know that every' word of the
above letter is absolutely true. We
keep D. D. D. Pre..cription, the great
remedy for eczema, psoriasis, salt
rheum, dandruff, etc., because all the
ures it has made appear to be last
ing. Come in and talk to us about
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is a nice and largE
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