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COTTON MARKET ARKET.
Corrected by Nat Gist. E cte. .. a ..ek
St . 4 -a s . .25
Strt Mdin. Holm. - Cottr.. ........ ....925
Good Middling. . .14M
Strict Middliu. ..14% II Has.
Miiddling . . . . . . 14%Bao....1%t15
13y Robt. XC. Holmes. -For...50to60
Good Mliddling. . 14% i
Strict Mfiddliug- .140s'a.....5 t64
41iddling .. .. ...14 Y
Cotton seed 30 cents.
VOLUME XLVIII. NUMBER 55. FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1910. TUESDAYVL42,9 01TW910.
. WANTS MORE TIME.
Clemson Board Can Not Make U]
Mind About a President-Riggs
Clemson College, July 13.-The an
nual summer meeting of the Clemsoi
board of trustees adjourned this aft
ernoon. No action was taken towari
the election of a president. The ar
rangement by which W. M. Riggs ha
been acting as president was con
tinued. The board authorized Actin
President Riggs and Chairman John
stone of the board to make such ar
rangements as they thought wise an(
mecessary in regard to the conduct o
the engineering department, of whicl
Prof. Riggs is director. The board ex
pressed itself as well pleased with th<
condition of affairs at the college, th<
business affairs being so thoroughl:
systematized as to meet the entire ap
proval of the board, which felt tha
meither the college nor the people o
the State could possibly ibse anythinj
under a continYuance of the present ar
Tangement until the board was thor
oughly prepared to elect a permanen
president. The same committee 01
the president was continued.
The annual appropriations wer,
'made for the conduct of the collegi
for the coming year, as follows: Fo:
State work of various kinds, $85,000
for normal operating expenses, $143,
000; for completion of new buildings
'$6,000; for insurance for next fiv,
years, $14,000; for unusual expendi
tures, $6,000. Twenty thousand wa
appropriated for a dairy building an
$8,000 for a dairy barn. This will.pu
the dairy work on a fine basis.
The agricultural committee of thi
board was authorized to ask the leg
islature for permission to establisi
experiment stations in the Pee De<
and possibly in the sand hill sections
The trustees received the report o
the board of visitors which inspectei
the workings of the college in May
The report -will be published latez
The report of the auditing commissioi
as also received and read. Thi
commission, consisting of W. B. Wesi
J. P. Derham, E. C. Elmore and J. E
Haltiwanger, recently made a thor
ough audit of the books and account
-of the college for the past seve
years. The report sets forth that th
~accounts of the college are in ever
respect satisfactory; that the money
"aave been economically spent in ac
cordance with orders of the board
-and that all accounts are properly ac
counted and voigched for.
The acting president and the chair
-man of the board were authorized t<
-carry into effect the purchase of th,
'Lewis lands under the authorit:
-granted at the last legislature, the at
torney general to approve the titles.
RECORD PARTY SAILS. .
'ight South Carolina Ladies Off fo
Six Weeks in Europe.
New York. July 13.-The Record'
poarty of European tourists, eight i:
number, sailed today at noon on th
steamship Presidelat Grant of th
The party is in charge of Mr. Ritte
'of McCann's tourists agency. All ar
'well and comfortably quartered.
The members are: Miss Lillia
Hammond, Miss Lucy R. Hoyt an
'Miss Fannie C. McCants, of Columbia
.Miss 'Rosabel Wessinger, of Ne'
Brookland; Miss Etta Zemp, of Cain
.den; Miss Amelia Pride Beckham, c
Rock Hill; Miss Elizabeth Dominici
of Newberry; Mrs. L. G. Heinitsh, C
"A Fair Exchange."
"Do I have to exchange weddini
presents in the department fror
'which they were puirchased ?"
"Not at all," said the floorwalkel
"Thank ycu," said the Juza~ bridf
''I want to trade a china vase fori
frying pan. "-Pittsporg Pos.
The Helpful Ones.
"Here is the list of people we ough
to invite up to our cottage this sum
"But you've left off all our rela
"I know, I'm only going to ask thos
people, who I'm sure, will do thei
ae of the work."-Detroit Fre
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Agitation Started for Cotton Iill-T
C. T. U. Entertainment-Social
Prosperity, July 14.-Mrs. E. I
- Ycung and Master George Wise ar
i in Columbia visiting Mrs. A. H. Kohn
- Miss Mary Willis spent several day
I in Columbia, the guest of Miss Marl
I Mrs. Rosa Dominick has returne
- home after several months' stay wit
her son, Mr. Jake Dominick, -of Kii
- ards, S. C.
Mr. P ihert Elmore, after a visit t
I his daughter, Mrs. E. B. Kibler, h3
E returned to his home at Whitmire
L Mrs. W. L Mathisp and little davugh
- ter, Helen, are visiting in Newberr
Miss Lillie Mae Russell spent tb
week-end at Peak, S. C.
j Mr. W. L. Mathis spent several day
with Mr. J. 1'. Wise en route to hi
home in Durant, Okla.
Mesdames 1 C. Singley and F. V
Schumpert spent Wednesday in Ne%
- Mrs. J. P. Whe'eler and daughtei
Grace, have gone to Silver Street t
spend some time with relatives.
Mr. Tom 'Wicker, of Newberry, i
visiting Mr. A. B. Wise.
Mrs. L. A. Black and little daughtei
i Virginia, left Wednesday for RurE
y Retreat, Va., to spend several week
- Miss Lillie Mae Russell has as he
guest Miss Nora Curlee, of Winnc
boro, and Mrs. Robert Murrell, (
Miss Annie Mae Bedenbaugh, (
i Kibler's Bridge, is visiting Miss Elle
Mr. Godfrey Harman, Jr., sper
T Thursday in Newberry.
- Miss Ione Caldwell, of Newberry, i
visiting Miss Mary DeWalt Hunter.
Miss Helen Vaughn, of Columbia, i
the guest of Mrs. J. F. Browne.
r Mrs. M. L. Lovelace and little Miq
j Edna Kinard, of Newberry, are spen
ing this week with Mrs. J. M. Wert
Miss Eula Joiner, of Helena, Ga
has returned home after visiting re'
atives and friends here.
Mrs. L. S Bowers has as her guel
Mrs. Kate Swittenberg and Sara
. Merchant, of Newberry.
Mrs. C. M. Harmon has returns
i from a visit to Miss Julia Matthew!
e at Ninety Six.
r Miss Myrdie Taylor, of Newberry,.i
g visiting her cousin, Miss Mamie Le
,Don't forget children's day at Zioi
- July 16. The programme is an intei
- Miss Lula Matthews, of Atlanta, G;
y is spending this month with MIL
, Miss Ruby Wheeler will return I
.. Lake City, Fla., with Mr. and Mrs. I
Dr. E. N. Kibler has returned froi
a two weeks' stay at Gleen Springs.
Cashier V. L. Smith, of Pomaria
r was in town Wednesday.
Mr. E. S. Kohn, of Little Mountail
is a guest at the Wise Hotel.
s Mr. S. S. Birge, of Little Motuntai
i spent the week-end with M?. ,A. 4
3 Mr. Charlie Kibler, U. S. A.. is vil
iting in town.
r The chamber of commerce m
e Tuesday afternoon in city hall Se
eral business matters of important
were discussed. Among these wt
the necessity of a cotton mill, a 'id th
manufacturing committee was al
~pointed to urge its erection. The coni
mittee on the annexation of a part<
SLexington county to Newberry vws
,Following is the programme of th
W. C. T. U. to be held at city ha
Jtly 15, at 8.30 o'clock. Public col
S"Why Don't the Christians Help"
SMiss May Dominick.
Vocal Solo-Miss Janie Russell.
Recitation--Miss Elizabeth Hav
Instrumental duet-Misses Wheeli
"The Power of the White Ribbori
-Miss Blanch Kibler.
Vocal solo-Miss Annie Moseley.
Recitation-Miss Julia Schumpert
- Motion song-Susan and Hent
e *"A Mother's Letter to Girls"-Mis
e I nstrunmantal duet-Misses Will
Quartet-Hail! Home of Liberty!
Misses Moseley, Russell, Grosclose
. and Mrs. Morris.
The Misses Werts in their usual
charming manner entertained at a
"Progressive Salmagundi Party" on
D. Thursday evening in honor of Mr.
e and Miss Joiner, of Helena, Ga. The
attractive Werts home was indeed at
s tractive in its decorations. At the
e close of the games a very delicious Ice
course was served.
Those enjoying the Misses Werts'
h hospitality were: Misses Groseclose,
.. Bess and Della Bowers, Ethel Counts,
Isoline Wyche, Effie and Elizabeth
o Hawkins, Lillie Mae Russell, Annie
s Mae Bedenbaugh, Eula Joiner; Messt.
7 S. B. Bowers, H. J. Rawl, W. E. Mos
- eley, G. D. Brown, E. S. Kohn, J. P.
r. Wise, W. B. Wise, A. B. Wise, Tom
e Wicker, of - Newberry, J. B. Beden
baugh, and Dr. 0. B. Simpson.
s COTTON TARE ACT VALID.
r. Supreme Court Renders Opinion In
. Very Important Matter.
, News and Courier.
o Columbia, July 13.-In fewer words,
perhaps, than it has taken the su
s preme court to tell of much less im
portant cases, that tribunal this even
e ing, in an opinion being handed down
i by Justice Eugen'e B. Gary, dismisses
the appeal of W. G. Mullins in the now
famous cotton tare case involving
r nearly $2,00.,000.
- The court says: "The facts are set
)f out, in the order of his honor, the
judge, which is affirmed for the rea
f sons therein stated." Appeal dismiss
Justice Woods, concurring, in a
t separate opinion, says: "I concur. The
statute attacked as unconstitutional
3 does nothing more than fix the maxi
mum quantity of bagging and ties
q which shall be regarded for trade l'ur
poses as a component part of a bale of
, cotton. The Important public purpose
-.of certain and uniform rules laid
3. down by the statute is to induce fair
ness and prevent disputes between
. buyers an4 sellers of the chief com
mercial product of the State, and the
certainty and uniformity which will
a probably have this result make the
statute reasonably adapted to the pub
d lic purpose in view. There is no
substantial interference with freedom
of contract, for, of course, buyers and
s sellers, in agreeing- on a price, will
have in view the bagging and ties,
which under the statute must be treat
1ed'as a part of the bale of cotton."
The tare case came up when W. G.
-Mullins was arrested for violation of
the act, passed at the last session of
e the general assembly, in which it was
decreed that 6 per cent. tare should
o be deducted- from bales of cotton, ex
Scept in the case of round bales and
300 pounders, in which case the excess
was to be deducted. Heretofore 20
pounds had been the tare.
S The argument made by the c.otton
buyers was that the act was unconsti
Stutional, principally in that it tried to
put the cotton business under police
Spower. Following arguments before
;Judge Devore, the circuit judge pass
ed an order sustaining the magis
Strate's decision. TBe main theme of
the order was that the tare was a
Sreasonable bit of legislation. The de
cision by the supreme court affirms
the order of the circuit judge. Mr
Ls Mullins was fined $5.
As this case involves nearly $2,000,
000, the fight is not over yet. One of
Sthe cotton men said tonight that it
was pgobable that there would be
s"the biggest fight you ever saw this
fall." "'What are you going to do?,
was asked. "Refuse to buy the cot
e ton," he laughingly replied.
No Children Allowed.
"Have you any children ?" demnand
-ed the landlord.
"Yes," replied the would-be tenant
solemnly, "six--all in the cemetery."
"Better there than here," said the'
landlord consolingly; and proceeded
to execute the desired lease.
rIn due time the children return.'d
, from the cemterey, whither they had
been sent to play.-Life.
Visitor (in aeroplane apartments)
:What became of. that beautiful little
water spaniel you had on your yacht
Hostess-Oh, he was so unfa.shion
e ab!. up here that J c!xchangd i.jtm
SEEING SIGHTS IN AIKEN. til
E. K. Charmed With Aiken Hospital- w
lty.-Writes Interestingly of -City tb
Aiken, -July 8.-It seems that we a]
can't, or rather don't, want to get di
out of the habit of writing to The In
Herald and News. As Editor Aull has ri
kindly offered us the continued frae- 1l4
,dom of his columns we find our cc
heart and pen turning back to that D
I particularly pleasant task of greet
ing you through this medium and we S
can't resist the temptation of an- 9
other old time chat.
It seems ages, though in reality Jts ul
only two months since we turned the lo
Prosperity letters over to our worthy I
successor. And here we are away fO
down in Aiken. Aiken, famous for its I01
climate, its drives, its hospitality dc
and its general progressiveness- cl
teaching drawing in the Tri-county m
Institute that is being held here. Be- b(
fore arriving at this much talked 7P
about place, we had the usual mis- ai
givings about being a stranger in a st
strange land, and wonderment con- vi
cerning. our rieception. But when we h(
stepped from the train we were met it
by the county superintendent, a typi- sl
cal, philanthropic schgol man, and A
given the glad hand. We were sot n
made to feel at home every where, le
and like the old darkey at the wed- '
ding, we don't care -how long it lasts. P1
To prove that the surroundings are h
not disagreeable, but suggestive of
things near and dear to our heart, ho
we have but to look ou. our windows tT
to see "Newberry street" in gilt let- P
ters smiling up at us and seeming to a,
say that after all the world-our par- d
ticular part of it is very small. Aside d4
from this happy habit Aiken has of P
naming the streets for the counties, w
there are evidences of "Prosperity"
everywhere. And what more could a,
one desire4 "Tell it not in Guth nor
on the streets of Askelon," but there t
was one thing the Aiken people for
got to mention-and this was truly a b
flagrant error-but easily accounted a
for as they are mnore "Crackers" than ti
South Carolinians-and know more t
about Georgia than the pot of gold "I
at the foot of the Piedmont rainbow e:
(i. e. Newberry county). Yes, they
forgot to ask about "Frog Level." ei
Maybe we are wrong in thinking o
proximity to Georgia caused this if
breach in the usual .etiquette about ti
what shall be said to Prosperity peo.- ti
pie, for they may be following a cer- tlU
tain injunction concerning stone cast -l1
ing. Let this omission be due to what- di
soever cause it -may, the fact that Aikt- al
en has a natural, nocturnal, never- h<
tired concert company remains the tU
As a child we used to speculate u13
on the poem, "Twenty Froggies Wentt
to School." Well, all the 20 froggies. ai
that you, we, your relatives and T
friends ever read or sang about .are e
all down here in this grand schooi, or c<
rather university, just on the out- tl
skirts of Aiken. Talk about making!b
night hideous! These frogs can give h
a sealed, signed and delivered (at any !
times contract for so doing. But then j01
with all these faults- we love Aiken al
still-and we can but admire the cir- L
cumspection of the little brown and!
green coated hoppers that prefer Aik- W
en and Prosperity to other places~ al
that shall be nameless for the nonce. tU
Jokes aside, however, for our orig- st
inal intention was to mention some: s4
of the things that make Aikein unique,' aa
One's first, last, and all-the-time im- ti
pression of this city is that it is noth-c
ing but a delightful, long-drawn-out'h
parke, a succession of parterres, yucca, 0
magnolia and privet that accidentally c4
have charming homes sandwiched in gi
among them. The business portion tU
of Aiken is to all appearances close
akin to this same section in other r
cities of its size. (I believe Aiken ti
boasts of 4,000 inhabitants, exclusive di
of its floating population). There is bi
nothing just here indicative of North- ci
ern sojourners. But not so all of b
Aiken! When one leaves Park street T:
and goes south, a few paces will land in
one in Yankeedom proper. We had tr
the good fortune to be driven over jvi
this "Kingdom of closed Doors," sev-- 01
eral times behind the mettlesome a
Mowitza. Her traveled master told'it;
interesting facts, fanctes and fables! ic
about those who come and go. We ci
shall not stop to give more than a W
few salient facts and the points of ~
he has filled his lungs and delight
his alfactories with the piney.,
Dodsy, invigorating air and odors
at one encounters on the famous
hitney Drive (where such modern
es as autos and aeroplanes are not
lowed). Biltmore can boast of no
ive more enchanting, or disclose a
ore unusual phenomenon than Sand
ver. This to all appearances is a
acefully gliding waterwa,but on
intact proves to be drifted sand.
>n't for one moment connect Aiken
th nothing but sand dunes, for at
me places the scenery strongly sug
sts "The Land of the Sky."
There are parks everywhere-nat
al and artificial-wistaria and yel
w jessamine in wild - profusion,
ake a most desirable background
r the stately Yucca or Spanish bay
Lets-which stand like grim, formi
Lble sentinels at every corner and
rve. Some are as upright as a
an in his prime, while others seem
nt with the cares and trials of
ars and leaning towards their fall,
id moreover in the midst of the
raight and the bent, are springing
gorous young yuccas. We can not
1p but think how much like life in
3 various phases these beautiful
ecimen of natures handiwork are!
id the privet hedges, they truly are
t disappointing! The addition -of
tter and the rearrangement of one
ake 'private.' They were planted
rforce to keep out prying eyes,
nee they are not disappointing.
The Sleeping Beauty surely was
dged about with no more -unpene
able barrier than Amoor River
rivet We did not tarry wondering
to the open sesame to these hun
ed or more hermetically sealed gar
,ns, or whether or not our voices
)ssessed the magic notes, for we
ere not caring to be in a class with
e Sleeping Beauty's Prince or Alex
ider, but every day, * sight-seeing
-ortals, with an eye to the aesthetic,
e beautiful and the Southern.
The climax of Yankeedom seems to
the Squash Court. Please don't
;k us to go into details as to what
Lis game is like-there's enough in
Lat rose's name, 'twould be like
ilding refined gold" to attempt an
We've not even heard that the play
-s themselves are entirely enamored
the game. The building cost $20,000
we remenfber aright. Its architec
re is-well, we'll call it Florentine,
is at least has a classic sound
ough the building does 'not look It.
is surrounded by an English gar
n with its usual hobgoblins and
:rocities in the way of plant, and
~dge trimming. Like the wrath of
e horsemen, such gardening is not
consummation devoutly to be wish
unless one likes a change.
The homes, the houses themselves
e beautiful, white and commodious
tiey are inviting, so much so, that
en a plain sightseer could but
n.ecture as to what goes on when
e windows are open, the gates un
~rred; the lights turned on, and the
~ppy faces here and there. But we
ust pass after - we have said that
e of the most interesting homes is
exact replica of the 'Washington
age''w Mrine at Cambridge, Mass.
The re.ee course is itbre3tinlg, in a
y (and i'n se-ere.1 we ys presum=
,Iy when the bookmakers, etc., are
Lere). The long, long' rambling
ables seem to be endless. and de
~rted. And now for the golf links
a we have done. I believe this Is
e game Taft made famous. This can
~rtainly be said to his credit that If
plays golf he is not lazy. One of
r friends warned us against ac
~pting an invitation to play -this
me, as she was afraid we might
iink we too belonged to the 400.
The game is a little too strenuous to
bceive our hearty, summer coopera
n and indorsement, therefore we
d not wield the sticks a -id glubs,
it contented ourselves by acting as
ddy and trying to locate the balls
fore the trained eyes could do so.
lk about putting stumbling blocks
one's way. Whoever invented golf
led to see how many visible and in
sibe ones he could put in the way
the would-not-be transgressor. On
whole our idea of the game Is that
Stoo much like work and our opin
n of those particular links is coin
dent with Mark Twain's when he
as in the wake of some fellow who
as knocki:ng upr a deal of sand and
tne oest ne ever LaWU. =.u%L =w a -
Thmk you, friends, for bearing and
forbearing this lengthy epistle. We
are only sorry that you are not al
guests at this lovely home on Park
street, and learning about' these
things at first hand, for we've only
made a beginning and a poor one at
that. A happy vacation to you all.
* By Squibs. * *
* * * * * * * * * *e*g
The katydid is all right, but take
A meeting of prdminent men was
on a street corner when it was agreed
that it was the sense of the gathering
that the seats of the legislative dele-.
gation be left vacant next session.
A nice little reward will be paid for
a successful anti-mosquito remedy.
If you don't believe that the gimlet
is a source of great amusement ask
T. P.- J. at Johnson's hardwary.
Mike Kinney in The Gimlet says:
"'The efficient clerk gravitates to the
efficient store, and the poor clerk
finds his resting place with Cobweb,
Flyspeck & Co."
There was a young lady named Bank
Who slept while the ship lay*at an
She woke in dismay
When she heard the mate say,
"Now hoist up the top sheet and
You found' it-that lady's gold
watch. Why don't you fetch it here?.
To that Florida fellow: Waiting on
you. Hurry up.
A Play Upon the Letters ". F. D?
The Rural Free Delivery carriers of
the State were in Newberry mnking
the fourth of July season big and
momentous, although -in a different
manner than customary. Ted Roose
velt was not here, however-he was
not expected-but as the unexpected
so often happens,.there was no telling
when he might have butted in, as he
likes to be where there is something
doing and somebody at home..
So, while the big pugilist4c fight be
tween Jeffries and Johnson was being
waged in. eno, Nev., the South Caro
lina R. F. D. men of Uncle Samuel
America were in - the midst of the
kind of fighting that means much to
the country: Good roads, better mal
faclities, finer riding and driving
highways, etc. Therefore, all the peo
ple of Newberry welcomed the men
of the R. F. D.~system, and they think
these ~ht Fine Delegates are Royal
Fraternal Dealers, as they should be
having had conferred upon them the
Route Finding Degree of a noble or
der, although they would like to have
better Runners Fine Drives for the
Rural Free Delivery.
IIt would be a slander to call this
body of men the Rich Feeling Ducks,
because they are not paid what their
services are worth, and what they
should be. And it is not believed that
the psalmist of old had them in mind
when he exclaimed: "Some put their
trust In chariots and some in horses,"
for when David was a singer in Israel,
the rural population on his side of the
sea did not get their letters and coun
ty papers, semi-weeklies, etc., through
the good R. F. D. way.
Long to umany will be remembered
the 1910 Fourth of July, the Rousters'
Career Clearly Outlined.
Visitor-Isn't your little boy in
clined to be-er-inc'ined to be
Mother (proudly) -Yes, we have
planned an arctic exploration future
for him.-Louisville Herald.
"Why don't they have women on
juries ?" she asked.
"Imagine a woman sitting through
a long argument by a lawyer and not
interrupting." was the answer she re