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Committee of Experts Recommends
Establishment of Nine Grades
Washington, Feb. 4.-Recommend
ing that the standard of the different
grades of cotton, as fixed by them, be
adopted as the official classification
of the government, the committee of
expert classifiers, designated by the
secretary of agriculture to assist him
in establishing such a standard, has
made its report to th-e latter. The
committee has made up types repres
entative of the nine different grades
to be designated middling fair, strict
good middling, good midding, strit
middling, middling, strict low mid
dling, low middling, strict good-ordi
nary and good ordinary, to be the offi
The recommendation is made that
in view of the confusion that might!
arise in case the standards were pro
mulgated a.t once, they should not go
into effect until September 1, 1910.
It also is recommended that efforts
should be made to secure the coopera
tion of foreign exchanges in connee
tion with the standard.
The furtlher recommendation is
made that congress enact legislation
penalizing any one tampering with
the standards, which are to be kept
locked up at the department of agri
Secretary Wilson still has the re
port of the committee under advise
The belief was expressed that as
the result of an examination of the
standards of this and foreign coun
tries the least confusion would arise
to the cotton business of the country
by adopting a classification of cotton
that was acceptable to all foreign con
sumers, bat, owing to the aetion of
.congress, the committee found it nec
essary to confine itself to stated
names which are in use in ,this couq
Standards Already in Use.
The standards finally recommended
for adoption are those that are in use
in pratically every cotton business
throughout the greater part of the
belt and are the standards accepted in
commercial practice between this
country and Europe. The charaete.
istics .recognized in the establishment
of the grades are those generally us
ed in the trade at the present ,time.
It was the express wish of the com
mittee that the government at all
times should maintain the strictest,
supervision of the preparation of the
standards and that the standar' pre
pared should be safeguarded in every
way by legislation to prevent their
being handled or tampered with. It
was strongly urged that steps im
mediately be taken to secure the con
currence of foreign exchanges in these
standards, and owing to the fact that
at the present time on the exchanges
in America transactions are being
made in contract fully a year ahead.
it is believed that in order to avoid
confusion the standards certified
should not go into use in the trade
prior to the time indicated. It was
pointed out sthat it would be unfor
tunate to have the standards used as
a basis of sales in the middle of the
cottoni season and that they could not
be used for the coming season with
mut great injustice and confusion.
In fixing cotton standards the comn
mittee- acted in conformity with the
authority of congress.
FUNER~AL or D. B. PEURIFOY.
.Body of Longtime Resident of Saluda,
County Laid to Rest at Butler
Saluda. Feb. 5.--The body of the
Hon. D. B. Peurifoy, whose tragic
death at Walterboro as announced
Wednesday profoundly shocked his
many friends and -relatives in this
county, was buried at old Butler
Methodist church, of which the de
ceased was for 35 years a member,
yesterday afternoon. A la-rge con
course attended the burial. The fun
eral services were conducted by the
Rev. Mr. Way. pastor of Butler
church, assisted by Rev. J. A. Carson
and Rev. D). E. Camack. The short
talk by Mr. Carson, who was a life
ion~g friend of the deceased, was es
Mr. Peurifoy was buried beside his
wife, who died some 20 years ago. The
deceased leaves children as follows:
Messrs. J. E., John H. and D. B. Peu
Tifoy, Jr., of Walterboro, William B.
Peurifoy and Mrs. Ed Sheppard of
this county and Mr. M. W. Peurifoy
JOHN D. AT BEECH ISLAND.
Richest Man on Barth Talks to South
Carolina Farmers' Club.
Augusta, Februairy, 6.-John D.
Rockefeller was the honor guest at a!
barbecue dinner given by th Beech
Isliand farmers today. He made: a
short speech, in which he said thz:
far bzak as he could rememer, wcre
farmers. He said that the farmers
during his forefathers' time were not
farmers like the farmers of today;
that they went after the business in a
haphazard kind of way.
Mr. Rockfeller complimented the
roads of this country, and said:
"I believe the thing the farmers
most need is good roads. It will savc
them much. You will save in hauling
and also in the length of the life of
In conclusion, Mr. Rockefeller said:
"Biit after we get through with
farming, or railroading, or whatever
our task in life may be, we will he ask
ed thte pertinent question, it will come
to us, after we have finished our
work, and have handed it down to
our children, what was the fruit of
our work-what was the real fruit
BRYAN TO SOUTH.
Nebraskan Brings Words of Cheer to
Democrats-Speaks to Crowd
Tampa. Fla., Feb. 4.-Speaking to
an immense throng of people from the
grandstand at the race track this af
ternoon, William J. Bryan said he
brought to the Democrats of the
South a message of good cheer, that
there is a steadily increasing senti
ment that makes for the growth of
the Democratic party in the United
States. He commented on the world
wide spread of democracy as one of
the "signs of the times," when the
masses would demand their rights of
the aristocratic class, whi,h is now us
ing every endeavor to hold its own
against such a growth. He cited the
recent change in the government of
Turkey and declared that the down
trodden masses of that country had
forced the most autocratic monarch
of modern times to grant a Democra
He commented upon the usurpation
of power "by the aristocratic party,"
the present administration, the head
of which he referred to as delegating
to himself all the authority of czar
in the manipulation of his high. of
fice. But a change is surely, if slow
ly, coming, he declared, and added
that prospects were brighter than ev
er for Democratic victory in 1912.
Mr. Bryan injeeted considerable hu
or in his remarks by saying that he
knew there were entirely too many
Republicans in the country for their
wn good, and for the country's good,
adding that he had been "telling
hem about it" for a long time.
In reply to a question, Mr. Bryan
elined, to say whether he expected
o be called upon by his party again
to tell them about it,'' passing the
uery with a broad smile.
WILL TAKE CARE OR LOEB.
aft to Make Roosevelt's Secretary
Collector at New York.
Washington, February 4.-Friends
f Wmn. Loeb, Jr., secretary to the
President, made the definite state
nint today that he is .to become col
etor of the port of New York at the
eginning of the next administration.
The position, it is said, was offered to
Mr. Loeb some months ago by Mr.
aft and accepted by him. Mr. Loeb,
t also is stated, is to become the con
fidential political adviser of the next
P~residen't on New York matters.
PROWESS OF A MIGHTY BLK.
t Was Not Only Physical, But Men
tal as Well.
Frank S. Metzel and Will 0. Met
zel. natives of Madison county and
rominent a~s hunters and stockmen,
have recently completed two remark
able hunting trips, says a Helena,
Mont., letter. On ope they secured
five deer within a few hours without
going more than half a dozen miles
tromi their home ranch.
Onj the first trip they went elk
unting in the .rugged mountains di
viding the Madison valley from the
Ruby. There .the mountains average
8,000 feet in height, and deer, elk,'
mountain sheep and mountain lions
live in contentment save when some
mighty hunter comes along and dis
turbs their quietude. The hunt was
successful, and both Metzels brought
back big bull elks. The elk secured
by Frank Metzel has a spread of ant
lers of more than eighty inches. At
the risk of getting a call-down as a
nature faker, Mr. Metzel told of his
experience in slayinig this mighty bull.
"We went into camp close to the
head of Hell Roaring creek, which
some of the tenderfeet are now trying
to name Elk river,'' he said. ''We
hunted for :two or three days without
much success, seeing a large number!
of tracks, but only an occasional
grouse or snowshoe rabbit.
"One afternoon after I had had a
fruitless hunt and come back to camp
decided I would prospect a park
which T col see about two mniles
rom c.amp and which looked good
for elk. Accordingly I threw my sad
dle on a horse and started out. When
I got within a few hundred yards of
the place I tied my pony to a pine
tree and began investigating the
"'The entire park was as full of elk
tracks as a barnyard is of cattle
tracks. Seeing where a tree had been
freshly turned over I investigated and
found unmistakable evidences of a
big -elk planting his hoofs in the soft
ground and bowling the tree over by
main strength, planning its fall so
that it would dam up a little thread
of water and form a pool that would
give him a wallow. The tree was sev
eral inches in diameter. It did not
fall as the old bull wanted it to, and
the tracks in the mud showed where
he had attempted to roll it into place,
but he was not heavy enough to do so.
"The tracks told an interesting
story and were proof positive that the
elk of the Madison county mountains
can reason. This wise old bull had
taken a bee line to another park close
by and summoned a number of other
elk to help him, and upon my word
you could see the horn prints of at
least five other bulls in the soft
ground where they had assisted in
rooting that tree around so that it
would jam the stream and afford a
wallow which he could enjoy in com
"But this old bull was a crafty an
imal. He wanted the wallow all to
himself. A desperate fight ensued
and the big bull came off champion,
r trails of elk going at a big gallop
from the battle ground in all diree
tions showed how they had been put
"Naturally I surveyed the ground
with interest, trying to decide which
elk I would follow in an attempt to
get sone meat. The tracks were the
freshest I had seen for days and
showed that the battle royal had oc
curred only a few hours before. While
I was studying I heard a. noise of an
animal trotting through the woods
and immediately threw my rifle in
"Scarcely had I done so when the
biggest elk I ever saw, came trotting
out into the opening, snorting defi
ance and wanting more fight. It was
the old bull, returning from chasing
from the scene the last of the dispu
tants to the right of the wallow. .He
ad his fighting blood up, thought he
ould whip anything that walked and
e immediately charged me. Luckily
I made a centre shot and a true hit
and sent a bullet into his body near
the heart. I was careful to shoot so I
would not spoil his head, which was
the finest I ever saw. The shot I gave
him would have stopped a running
grizzly, b ut this old elk would not
quit. Then the shell stuck in my
gun, and after frantically :trying to
work the lever for a few seconds I
turned and ran to the shelter of a big
pine tree, behind which I took refuge
and which I tried to climb.
"The climbing was a desperate at
tempt and naturally a failure. Then
the cold sweat broke oult all over me
and I thought I was meat for that old
bull elk. Just then a change came in
his attitude. His eyes became glassy
and his head dropped, while his stur
y legs began to weaken. Just as I
ould feel his hot breath against my
body as I still attempted to climb the~
tree the big brute crumpled up in a
bunch and died.
"It was the biggest elk ever killed
in Montana. The carcass weighed
ore than 900 pounds, including the
head and 'horns. We had to haul it
out on travois specially constructed,
and wve were three days gettting it to
a point where we could load him up
m a wagon. It was really a shame to
kill this brute, but I have never heard
f an elk of such intelligence that he
ould make his own wallow and rea
lize that numbers meant strength
when it comes to moving a big :tree
and that to the animal with brains to
plan a job belong the spoils.
What is Home
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ou'e to three years to pay for one.
we supply the sweet Toned. Durable
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consistent with quality.
Write at once for Catalogues, Prices
and Termns, to the old Establ-shed
Malone's Music House,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Seared With a Hot Iron,
or scalded by overturned kettle-cut
with a knife-bruised by slammed
door-injured by gun or in any other
way-the thing needed at once is
Buklen 's Arnica Salve to subdue
ilflamat ion and kill the pain. It 's
earth 's supreme healer, infallible for
Bois. Ulcers, Fever Sores, Eczema
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So's Druggists Newberry, S. C.
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We make these statements and this
offer because we know and have time
and again proved that Rexall Mucu
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for that one particular purpose. It is
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promotes nutrition, increases body
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We have Rexall Muct-Tone in two
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urge you to try a bottle on our guar
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Newberry, S. C.
WashLton's Plague Spots
lie in the io-., marshy bottoms of the
Potomac, the breeding ground.of ma
[aria germs. These germs cause chills.
fever and ague, billiousness, jaundice,
lassitude, weakness and general de
bility and bring suffering or death to
thousands yearly. But Electric Bit
ter.s never fail to destroy them and
cure malaria troubles. "They are the
best all-round tonic and cure for mal
aria I -ever used," writes R. M.
James, of Louellen, S. C. They cure
Stomach, Liver, Kidney and Blood'
Troubles and will prevent Typhoid.
Try them, 50e. Guaranteed by W. E.
Phm&Son, Newberry, S. C.
Eczema and Ringwonm Cured
Eczema has but cne "sure-fire" cure and t,a- is
Tetterine; the f rag::ant, soothing heal ng ant isep
tic to which failure is unknown. It is equally
effective in permanently curing Ringworm a.d all
other violent skin and scalp diseases. It is the
Snest prescription ever perfected. Ask your
:ruggist for Tetterine. Don't accept imnmitations
or substitutes. If his stock is exhausted, send 50c
to The Shuptrine Co.. Savannah, Ga., and be cured.
NBWBERRY UNION STATION.
Arival and Departure of Passenger
Trainis-Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday, June 7th, 1908.
No. 15 for Greenville .. .. 8.57a.m.
No. 18 for Columbia .. ...40 p.m.
No. 11 for Greenville .....3.20 p.m.
No. 16 for Columbia .... .8.47 p.m.
C., N. & L.R.
*No. 22 for Columbia .. ..8.47 a.m.
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m.
No. 33 for Columbia .. ..3.20 p.m.
'No. 21 for Laurens .. . .7.25 p.m.
*Does not run on Sunday
This time table shows the times at
which trains may be expected to de
part from this stat-ion, but their dea
parture is not guaranteed and the
time shown is subject to change with
G3. L. Rctinson,
Made from the long leaf pine. The
greatest i-emedy to present time. For
sale at Mayes' Drug Store.
ELECTION or CITY ATTORNBY.
City council will meet on Tuesday,
Febary 16, at eight o 'clock for the
purpose of electing a city attorney for
the year 1909. Salary $100. Appli
ation may be filed with the city clerk
and treasurer up to six o'clock on
By order of council.
J. J. Langford,
0. L. Buzhardt,
'Clerk and treasurer.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
D. W. Alderman & Sons Company,
Carrie K. Gruber, Defendant.
By virtue of an order of the court
herein, I will sell before the court
house at Newberry, within the legal
~;ours of sale, to the highest bidder,'
a public outcry. on saleday in March.
1909, the same being the 1st day of
aid month, all that lot of land near
th,- -wn o4f NewberrV. in the county
a: Newbrrv. and the State of South
Ca *i.H;i. iFont inig seventy-five (75)
fe," 1the road leading irvin New
1erry to Prosperity, and running back
t.herefrom one hundred and fifty
(130) feet. wLth the same width, the
same being the lot conveyed to Carrie
K. Gruber by Antine Buzhardt by
deed reoordpd in the clerk's office at
Newberry. S. C., in Deed Book 16, at
Terms of sale: One-half the pur
chase money to be paid in cash, the
balance on a credit of twelve months,
with interest at the rate of eight per
cent per annum from the day of sale,
to be seeured by the bond of the pur
ehaser and a mortgage of the premis
es sold. purohaser to pay for papers
and for recording same. with leave to
the purc!haser to pay all in cash. And
it the purchaser does not comply with
.the terms of sale within five days
after sale the premises will be re
;Olfd m the saleday following at the
risk of the former purchaser.
H. H. Rikard,
Master's Office, Newberry, S. C.,
Feb. 3. 1909.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esquire,
.-HEREAS, Sarah Brown hath
made suit to me, to grant her letters
of administartion of the estate of and
effects of Elbert Brown.
THESE ARE THEREFORE to
ite and admonish all and singular
the kindred and creditors of the said
Elbert Brown, deceased, that.they be
and appear before me, in the Court of
Probate. to be held at Newberry, S.
C.. on the 10th day of February next
after pubication thereof, *at 11
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
eause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
GIVEN under my Hand, this 25th
day of January Anno Domini, 1909.
Frank M. Sehumpert,
J. P. S. C.
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect May 31, 1908.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
Ar. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
Lv. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
Ar. Hendersonville 7:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
Lv. Lauren~s (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormick 4:33 p.m
Ar. Augusta 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlar Car line he
tween Augusta and Asheville. Trains
Nos. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays.
Thursdays and Saturdays, leave
Asheville Mondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
._ Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Brygn.
Greenville. S. C.,
ELUE RIDGE SCHEDULES.
No. .8, leaves Anderson at 6.30 a
i., for connection at Belton witri
Southern for Greenville.
No. 12, from Walhalla. leaves Ar
derson at 10.15 a. in., for connection,
at Belton with Southern Railway for
Columbia and Greenville.
No. 20. leaves Anderson at 2.20
p. mn., for connections at Belton with
Southern Railway for Greenville.
No. 8. daily except Sunday, from
Walhal.la arrives Anderson 6.24 p
m., with connections at Seneoa with
Southern Railway from points south
No. 10, from Walhalla, leaves An
derson at 4.57 p. mn.. for connectione
at Belton with Southern Railway for
Greenville and Colnmbia.
No. 17. arrives at Anderson at 7.50
. mn., from Belton with connections
No,. 9. arrives at Anderson at 12.24
p. mn., from Belton with connections
from Greenville and Colu mbiai. Goes
No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40
p. in.. from Belton with connections
No. 11, arrives at Anderson at
6.29 p. mn., from Belton with con
netions from Greenville and Colum
bia. Goes to Waihalla.
No. 7. daily except Sundne, leaves
Anderson at 9.20 a. in.. for Wnlhall:i.
with connections at Seneea for local
Nos. 17. 18, 19. and 20 are mixed
tr'ns between Anderson 'urd Belton
Nos. 7 and 8 are local freight;
trains, carrying passengers, between;
Anderson and Walhalla and betwee'n
Waha1la an? Anderson