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THE STANDARD OIL
ARCHBOLD HIMSELF ISSUES A
The Former Senator Declares that
South Carolina's Natural Progress
is Throttled Today by
New York, September 29.?A now
phase of the discussion of the so-called
"Standard Oil correspondence,"
made public recently by Win. K.
Hearst, was entered upon late today,
when John 1). Arohbold, vice president
of the Standard Oil Company,
made a statement to the Associated
Pa-ess sotting forth details of tho alleged
theft of correspondence from
his files. Former United States Senator
John Lowndes McLaurin, of
South Carolina, also entered the field
with a signed statement, declaring his
attitude in the matter of the correspondence
between himself and Mr.
Mr. Arohbold said:
"In response to many inquiries as
to the theft of letters from my files, (
the following may be made known:
"Over three years ago a report
reached me that certain of my letters
had been offered for sale to newspar
pers of this city, ostensibly stolen
letters. Examination showed that
some letters were missing and that
they could only have been taken by
some oirc? not only familiar with the
office details, but highly trusted. The
party on whom suspicion fell stoutly
denied all guilt. A little later, however
,a man who represented himself
as acting between the thief and those
to whom the letters had been sold proposed
to return some of the letters for
a consideration. His story was that
the idea of the theft had been conceived
by his brother, who had at one
' time been in the company's employ,
and that this brother had induced the
I employee already suspected to aecoinI
plish the theft. According to the goJ
be-twecn's story, lie had disposed of
the letters, or some of them, to two
i men who purchased them on behalf of
[ Mr. Hearst's newspaper, the Journal.
1 Not. only had stolen letters been thus
traded for, but the thief was induced
to carry one or more letter copying
books, many of whose pages he claims !
1 were photographed, other pages being
removed altogether. The books in
question were, tho go-between said,
returned after forty eight hours. It 1
is impossible (o say how many were
stolen and sold in this way. The
thieves worked at their leisure. It is
not thought necessary to say more at <
present or mention names. Corroboration
of the go-between's story of
three years ago lay in his return of
some of the correspondence at the
time. The production of stolen let- 1
1 tors by Mr. Hearst is further corro- f
borated now. Obviously, among tho ,
coterie, authenticity of their output is |
not to be lightly accepted. The op- |
portnnities for falsification, sup- ^
pressing of context and distortions, of |
1 passages are many." (
Mr. McLaurin's Statement. t
Mr. McLaurin, who ha--, just return- i
ed to New York, gave out a signed ;
statement as follows: <
"An effort has been made to create '
a political sensation by the publica- '
tion of certain correspondence be- I
tween Mr. John 1). Archbold, vice (
president of the Standard Oil Com- '
pany, and myself. Far that corres- 1
pondenee 1 have no apologies to !
make. At the time the letters were f
written T had the honor to enjoy, and *
am proud still to possess the f'riond- I
ship of Mr. Archbold, for whom T (
have the highest regard. At the time 1
^he letters were written 1 was engag
ed in a bitter struggle, in which was 1
involved not only ltiv own political
future, hiil the economic and 1
I cal principles for which 1 stood and 1
I which, slated briefly, meant the (
J emancipation of the South from the
ignorant prejudice of Rourhonism <
and the 'bloody shirt' into the free- (
dom of an enlightened self-interest |
and the progress of an intelligent in- t
dust rialisni. I
"Tu the support of these principles, i
4 and the hope of lhi< progress, I saw f
Vhen no impropriety in enlisting, if <
practicable, the assistance of the most j
progressively administered and the <
mo.ty. intelligently officered corpora- (
tion Mint human intelligence lias yet I
produced. Nor has the enormous
body of statutory crime since created t
or the hypocritical affectation of |
morality assumed by some of our leg- \
i >'ors and congress in any wise ;
chainged my point of view or quick- i
/ cued my conscience of expediency, as i
seoins to have been the case with i
some of my former colleagues and as- !
social es. s
"The constituencies 1 h;i.t they rep- 1
resent do not hesitate to lake Mr. I
' Carnegie's trust-produced and tariff?
mdected money for their churche
iml libraries, or accept Mr. Hockcfel
or's large sinn?; I'or I lie education o
ho neuro, \v11.i:ij they have dislran
Why He Accepted Aid.
"If political campaigns are to hi
im without money ami political pro
toss is to be achieved without finan
ial expenditure it is high time tha
)oih parties should be apprised o
he arrival of that T'topian era, bu
intil that period has arrived I cai
see 110 reason while I, in battling foi
kvh'at I conceived to be the right
should refuse to seek or decline to ac
ept the support, whether financia
)r personal, of which I stood in need
"Men may die, but right principle!
>orsist and in the end they will Iri
"I believe that the South, and es
>ecially the State of South Carolina
s today throttled in its natural pro
Cress and its intelligent, exercise 0:
he right of self-government by ai
digarchy which keeps alive the pre
iudice of a past generation througl
he perpetuation of ignorance an<
he fertilization of corruption, and "
shall welcome the day when the cdu
ational propaganda, which can onh
)e spread by the use of money
vhcther it be Standard Oil money o
ailroad money, or any other mono;
save that derived from the govern
ncntal sale of whiskey, will cnabh
/lie people to see more clearly theii
>wn best interests and cast out. thes<
eaders whose hypocritical moralih
vnd ill disguised selfishness is re
sponsible for the fact that in tin
South illiteracy is greater and the in
rcasc of population and wealth slow
r than in any other great section o.
Ignorant State Government.
"It is the fashion of present da;
lypocrisy to decry the corporation
0 abhor the trust and to pretend ii
mblic life, to prescribe the influence
)f wealth, but as in this country am
n (his age wealth is, and must bo
ho reward of intelligence I am no
.villing to bo considered amongs
hose cowardly enough to deny tin
nl'Inence which intelligence has al
vays exorcised under every form o
lovormncnt thus far devised. Of ;
rovornmont of ignorance 1 have hat
Miough in my native State. T hop<
?oi\ and shall continue to work for
1 government of intelligence.
"John Lowndes McLauriit."
Senator McLnurin loaves tomorrov
'or South Carolina.
Uapt. J. W. Bunch, of the State Hos
pital for the Insane, Makes New
Proposition to Col. Watson.
Columbia, September 28.?Capt. J
A'. Bunch, whose splendid suecos
hrough many years as head of tin
\xtonsive farm of the State llospita
'or the Insane easily places him ii
he front rank of practical farmer
vho got results from thorough scion
ific fanning has writen Commission
r Watson suggesting the organiza
ion during the farm domonstratioi
necting here Fair Week of a Stat
issociation of "exchange idea clubs'
>r societies, such agricultural socio
ios as those at Beach Island am
Pendleton, which have been neeom
dishing excellent results for half ;
'ontury. Capt. Bunch doesn't wan
0 see the Federal agricultural department
do all the educational worl
unong the South Carolina farmers
houu'h of course, he appreciates tin
splendid work that has boon accom
dished along this lino. Commission
>r Watson heartily endorses Capt
Hunch's suggestion and will at one*
set to work to put the scheme int<
The correspondence between Card
hinch and Commissioner Watson wil
)e of interest to farmers thromrhou
The Hon. E. J. Watson, Columbia
>. C.?My Dear Sir: As one who liar
aken a deep inlerost in iho movomon
econtly inaugurated by your depart
nenl in onlsiting the cooperation o
he I nitod States department of a if
icidture to the end thai a demon
drat ion farm ha- been establisho<
?n the land of Mr. A. Oonzalo*
just nortli of Columbia as well a.
>thors located elsewhere, T wish t(
xipross my appreciation of your of
'orts in this direction.
It was my good fortune to inspoei
he work being done by these agricul
ural exports, in their special linos
ipon the Con/ales farm. T heart\l\
i.pprove of their advice in regard t(
lie .Substitution of mule power foi
nan power through the omplovmcnl
>f larger ploughs, more mules am
ess men. This very materially lessons
(lie evpensp^Vm our farms, and
1 goes a long way toward solving thf
>roblem of the scarcity of labor.
I also approve of a systematic ro.
s ol crops; ??I" the importance uL' IS
- giving inure space and a! tent ion it. '
(! i lie legumes for both summer and wiu
ter planting. I endorse llic plan of
using what is termed cover crops,
clover, vetch and crimson clover on
? our hare fields in winter to prevent ?
the leaching ol' the soil, and to produce
plants to he turned under for
I humus I he next summer.
I' I am in position to appreciate the
j importance ol." keeping as many liors,
es, mules, hogs ami cows as we can,
for t'hey are manuracturer.s of stable ^
manure. 1 perhaps know more of
_ the value of stable manures than most t
1 farmers in our section. Experience
teaches me that it is by far the most
I, valuable fertilizer obtainable. The |
. legumes come next in importance as a
permanent, land enricher. They have
. the advantage of being more avail(
able, as they can be planted anywhere t
. and are in the reach of farmers of
f small means. c
i I am, however, indisposed to let
- our farmers sit supinely by and de- i
i pend entirely upon outside instrue- ?
1 tion. We can do much within our[
selves. We should combine the know
ledge that experience has taught us,
,* with that derived elsewhere. We can
. tench other to our mutual advanc
tage. Kvery fanning community has
; a man that lias bv intuition or other
wise caught the knack of making bet2
ter yields of a certain crop than his
i* neighbors. Another one has not sue
2 ceeded as well in this particular crop,
? but he can make something else bct
ter than others and so it goes. Why
2 not get all of these men to meet to
get her, exchange plans and ideas, so f
- that each one will imbide the esscn- j
L lial points whereby those leading in ^
the production of their specialties v
have attained their success? Is it not. j
\ reasonable to suppose that a number
, of men. giving their plans whereby \
i they have succeeded in raising cot- -j
? ton, corn, peas, oats, wheat, potatoes, i,
1 melons, rutabagas, and winter cab- i
, bage can by combining the special j
t methods by which each one has sue- p
t ceded in his special line Ik1 of bene- <<
? fit. to every farmer in that cominun
i I y ?
t Now to tlie point. T venture to ask
1 that your department lake such steps
> as your good judgment directs in en- )
deavoriug to organize as many ai?ri- j>
cultural societies, or farmers clubs, |upon
the plans of the ones which
have been in operation at Pendleton 1
and Beech Island, for something like
? half century, throughout the Slate.
T would like very much to see one organized
in Columbia during the ap- v
proaching Stale fair. I am sure that ||
we have many intelligent influential
_ citizens who are interested enough in r|
agricultural pursuits to make a sue- 'j
cess of such an organization, and I '|
hope that you will make an effort
to enlist their cooperation in this (]
"work. It) a club or organization of |
^ this kind we can both exchange cxj
perienecs with one another as to >
i methods found best by each of us \
R upon our individual farms, and we |
can also consult together as to plans [
to be adopted for the future manage- ]
men! of the membership. I
j I rusting that this will receive your I
p earnest consideration. T am sincerely (
' .vours, .7. W. Hunch. * \
September 2S, 1908. '/
1 Mr. J. W. Bunch, Stale Hospital
_ for the Insane. Columbia, S. C.?My n
, Dear Sir: 1 am in receipt of your n
t letter of September LNi. ami wish lo i
_ express to yon my appreciation of the
. kind words contained therein. In re- ,]
-ard to the cllorts ol this department
p to benefit the agricultural conditions |<
throughout the Slate. I realize fully 1
_ the value of the different points indi- <|
cated, and know how much just such
? a class of work is needed through- |
^ out South Carolina. T shall take this j
matter up very carefully and see if
we cannot evolve some svslcmalic
j plan for the orgauization of such exchange
idea clubs. In regard lo \-?m?
suggestion as to the organization of
the first of these clubs in Columbia
> during the demonsl rat ion meeting in
* Fair week. |his suggestion mcels with ^
f my heartiesl approval, ami I shall,
on thai occasion, urge upon (hose
^ preseiii from Richland county lo form
such a club for the exchange of experiences
with one another as to I he \
I I methods found best by each upon \
their farms. Very sincerely yours. \
< K. J. Watson. ^
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Box Paper, Talcum Powder, Dental *
Powder, Tooth Brushes, etc., be- ^
fore you buy. N
, DR. HUIET'S A11-Healing Liniment,
the best household remedy on the
\ market, try it and. be convinced.
I Mayes' Drug Store.
I KILLS FLUAS, and cures the worst Mj
case of mange, Bicaises flange o
Cure. Not poisonous. For sale by
Dr. Van Smith, Sole Agent.
When You Purcl
We bought when goo<
md we sell at much ]
he everlasting Bargair
The nimble^nickel is i
;han the slow dollar.
Compare quality and
hat the greatest GEN
Uways to be found at
The Fair and S
First shipment of fall
Never no better, nor <
.1 lie tax hooks for Newberry county
'ill he open for the collect ion of taxes
or the. fiscal year commencing
anuary 1st, 1908, the loth day of
>clohcr, .1008, and will remain open
ilhout penalty until the 31st day of
)ccembor, 1008. Upon all taxes paid
fter the .'list day of December, 1008,
n?l before the first day of February,
000, a penalty of one per cent will
e added; upon all taxes paid during
lie month of February, 1000, a penalv
of one per cent, will be added, and
mm (lie 28th nf February, 1000, to
lie day of March, 1000, inclui\*:'.
an .'idditional penalty of five per
cut will be added.
I'lie follow in if is the levy:
'or Slate purposes r> ]_2
'or ordinary county purposes ;i
'or eonsi it ut ional school purposes
"or court house 1-2
hxcopt in ihf f<dlowing localitv.
I'horo :i11 additional railroad tax has
ieen levied, viz:
Pownship No. 1. 2
'own ship No. 8 3
I'owns'hip Xo. 0 2
And except in the following school
listriets where special school tax has
iccn levied, viz:
sewhorry No. 1.
topia No. 10 2
Yosperity Xo. 14 .j 1.4
Jig ('reek Xo. 20 2
'omaria Xo. 2(i |_2
-.idle Mountain. Xo. 30
'xcelsior Xo. 35 2
'happells No. 30 2
Vhitmire No. 52 4
lion Xo. 50 ^
A poll tax of $1.00 has been levied
n nil male citizens between the aires
't twenty-one and sixty years, except
hose exempt by law.
A tax of :>(? cents each b'vied on ;ill
I'crsons 1 iabio to road duty may
>ay a commutation tax 0f $3, from the
5th day of October, 1008. to the lf>|h
lay of March. 1000.
All tax payers remember all propery
has been listed separately and
lease see that you have a receipt for
acli piece of properly so listed.
duo. L. Kpps,
NEWBERRY UNION STATION.
irrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains?Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday, June 7th, 1908.
<o. 1.) for Greenville .. . ,8.57a.m.
'?>. 18 for Columbia .. ..1.10 p.m.
o. 1 1 for Greenville . . . .3.20 p.in.
'o. 10 for Columbia 8.47 p.m.
0., N. & L. Ry.
Xo 85 for Laurens 5.10 a.m.
No. 22 for Columbia .. ,.8.47 a.m.
Jo. 52 for Groenvill? .. 12.56 p.m.
To. 53 for Columbia ., ..3.20 p.m.
Xo. 21 for Laurens .. ..7.25 p.m.
Xo. 84 for Columbia .. ..8.30 p.m.
* Does not run on Sunday
This time table shows the times at
hich trains may bo expected to daart
from this station, but their dearture
is not guaranteed and the
me shown is subject to change withut
G. L. Robinson,
hase your FALL
ds were at the LOWEST
LOWER PRICES than
i Day Sellers.
nnore appreciated by us
you will invariably find
UINE BARGAINS are
X) WOOD'S SEEDS.
Ij Best qiialitlos obtainable.
I Winter or c
makes not only one of the largestyielding
and best winter feed and
forage crops you can grow, but is
also one of the best of soil-improvers,
adding moro nitrogen to the
Hoil than anyiother winter crop.
Wood's Descriptive Fall Catalogue
gives full information
about this valuable crop; also
^about all other
Farm 6 Garden Seeds
for Fall planting. Catalogue i
r* mailed free on request. Write /
for it. IJ
T. W. WOOD & SONS, J|
Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va.
EXCURSION RATES VIA SOUTH
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Chicago, 111., and return.
rickets on sale October l<! Ml
inclusive, limited October ;XMli, 1 ! ()};
Xew Orleans, La., and return
Tickets mi Sale October 7! J t. Sth i
Oil, inclusive, limited October Jl'li
Hinniugliam, Ala., and return.
Tickets on sale Oct. 18lh, lRtli am
20tli, inclu-ivc, limited October 2(i!:i
Milwaukee. Wis., and return
Tickets on sale October 8th to ll;b
inclusive, limited October I'M, 1 fHi.r
Denver, Col., and return
I ickels on sale daily until Scptem
ber ri()| li, limit. <1 October '?1 >-1, I'lOS
For rates, detailed informal ion
etc., apply to Southern !?' -.i'-w-.w <Iri,e
agenls or address.
l)ivi>ion I'a-sen-jer A
Cliari i, S
.Toll,, L. Meek.
Asst. den. Pass. Air I..
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect May 31. 1908.
Lv. Newberry (( N & L) 12 :.*?(? p.ni
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.nt
Lv. Laurens (C & W (') 2:35 p.rn
Ar. (! ivcnville <1:00 p.m
Lv. Laurens 2:32 p.m
Ar. Spartanburg -1.05 p.m
Lv. Sparlanburir (So. Rv.) 5:00 p.m
i Ar. I lendersonville 7:15 p.m
i Ar. A she ville, 8 :",0 p.m
Lv. Laurens ((' & W C) 2:32 p.m,
Ar. Greenwood 3:32 p.r.v
Ar. McCormicIc T :33 p.m.
Ar. Augusta 0:1", p.m,
J ri-W eekly I'arlar Car line between
Augusta and Asheville. Trains
Nos. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays, leave
Asheville Mondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and departures,
as well as connections with
other companies, are given as information,
and are not guaranteed.
10 r nest Williams,
Gen. Pas.--. Agt.,
Coo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.,
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