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MILL WILL BUY
. STAPLE COTTTN
J. ADGER SHYTH, JR., OFFERS
Interesting Letter on Situation Re
ceived at state Departinent of
Er Cin!tu--G~Ood Price.
at Lures. Th farmer oifl the Stat
are te d in a market for the
long staple c eon and the le.ter of
President Smyth explains the attitude
of the manufacturers.
- The letter follows:
"I understand that there has been
more or less staple cotton planted in:
South Carolina this year and as this:
mili uses nothing but full 1 1-4-inch
staple cotton I will be glad to have
you put me in communication with
any farmers you know of who are'
raising this class of cotton.
"You are aware of the fact that we
are running a demonstration farm of
our own this year, under the sup'
vision of Ira W. Willia.ms, superin
tendent of farm demonstration work,!
and while the stand is poor on account
of the long continued drought we have
some very fine cotton and expect the
staple of this cotton to run 1. 1-4 to
1 5-16 inches.
"I bought from one local farmer
last year, not far from the mill, 65
bales of cotton that averaged good
middling and ran full 1 1-4.inches and
we watched it -very ,closey through
the mill and are convinced that it was
the equal, if not the superior of any
o the Mississippi cotton that we got,
- and I am making arrangements this
year to furnish seed to a large num
ber of planters in Laurens cou4ty for!
the 1912 season.
"We have even gone a step farther
a'nd are putting up a gin on which
we will gin nothing but s'taple cotton
and which we think -will be an en
'couragement 'to the growth of the long
-staples as it has aiway been a difficult
tjuestion to get this cotton properly.
ginner on a saw gin and the seed
kept pure and separate.
"The Duncan mills of Greenville, of
* hich I also have 'charge and which
-is in course of construction and!
which will be ready for operation
4about January or February, will also
.se entirely long staple cotton and I
am particulg.rly anxious to start the
* ' ill on South Carolina raised staples
-The following letter Was addressed't
by Commissioner Watson to Presidenti
"I am in receipt of yours of Septem- I
ber 5, and I do not know that I hav'e
received a letter containing informa
'tion that has to me been so gratifying.I
This is the very thing that I have t
wanted to see done to cure the un
economic condition existing, of our
cotton mills virtually importingI
'about4'alf'of the cotton they are con
suming and our producers raising -1
their cotton for export. I
"It will afford me great pleasure toc
do everything in my power to make
this movement a signal success, and(
- s each lot of home-raised t.ong staple
cotton' is brought to my attention I
N ill immediately put you in touch with
the holders of the product.
judge Says He Did Not JKnow Effect
of His' .Action-'-.\imned t > Pre
serve Righits. I
Greenville, Sept. 7.-The New'; and
Couirier correspondent saw Juidg. R.
WV. Mer:iger +onight 'it :h' Ottr"ay
hotel, and asked him if he objemed to.
stating whether or not it was trne
that he had passed an ordar revoking
his order enjoin;hm thNe Dem'ocr:1tic
executive committe'e .of the city of
Charleston fror.1 purging the cib'
rolls, as it had been stated in this city,
that he was preparing or had passed:
such an order,
Judge Memmninger replied' that he
bad signed an order of revcation,
-which would be mailed to the clerk of
the court' at Charleston tomorrow
morning, and upon request the judge
permitted the News and Courier cor-:
respondent to take a copy of his order,
which is 'as follows:
The Revoking Order.
"State of South Carolina, County of
Charleston-Court of Common Pleas.
"John P. Grace, a's a Candidate for:
3Mayor in the Democratic Primary,:
on Behalf of Himself' and all Others'
Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, vs. M
Rutledge Rivers, et al:
"The order heretofore passed in
this proceeding on presentation and
req-"st for same by-counsel. and
dated' September 1, 1911, cr.joining the.
xecutive committee of the Democratic
)arty of the city of Charleston from
)roceeding with the erasing of names
rom the club rolls, was passed under
t misapprehension as to its contents
zcope and effect. The court did not
lave before it, nor was it brought to
its attention, the requirements of the
aw as to filing of the club rolls with
:he county auditor at a fixed time, and
he court in no wise contemplated the
)revention of the purging of the rolls,
at 'ntended ' erd to p,reserve the
igt, i n. of Lth arties to be
I 'na r d.
"An1 ppIar:Iz that the contents,
o nd eree of said orrer far ex
'e:Ce the mtennon and the under
et:d-n f ~The co:'rt, and notwith
vithstanding that a revocation of the
said order can not now entirely rem
r-dv the effect thereof. the court de
r and so orders and directs that
0th same be annulled and revoked.
"And it is so ordered."
Explains Issuing of In,nnetion.
Judge Memminger siad that the first I
order, while dated September the Ist,
was not really stgned by him until
Saturday, September the 2d, and was I
signed under the following circum
stances: That he and his family werej
in Oconee county, and when he heard
f the storm in Charleston he returned
o that city Friday evening, and the
most of the time Friday and Saturday
he was working around his premises,,
-enairing as far as possible such dam
age as had been done to his premises
and household goods by the storm.
"At some time Saturday afternoon,"'
he said, "counsel for petitioners came
to my house and presented the petition
and order, stating .o me ia a general
way its contents. r supposed the or
der simply presrved the rights, if
any, of certain na-ties to a hearing Os
to whether they shouldVbe stricken
from the club rolls o- noL.
"I was very much occupied and dis
turbed over the condition of my home
and its cdntents, and laid the.papers
aside, and did not examine as carefully
as I otherwise would have done into
the allegations of the petition or the
effect of the order. I was so hurried
in getting my property in some sort of
shape before leaving for this place to
open court Monday morning that I did
not give the consideration to the order
which I try always to give to papers
presented to me for signature. Not
having before me at the time the law
governing the primary election in the
city of Charleston an,d not realizing
that the time fixed for filing club rolls
with the auditor was so near at hand
hat a hearing could not be had be
~ore that time and assuming that the
)der was a mere matter of form to
bring before the court the alleged
ights of the parties mentioned, I
signed the order as is usually done by
he judges for a te'mporary restrain
ng order, which I understood this to.
e. And I certainly overlooked the
yrovisions of the order requiring four!
ays' notice to be given of a motion to1
issolve it. Nothing was further from
ny mind and certainly if my atten
ion had been called to it by telegram
>r otherwise when it was received on
Ionday, I would have immediately!
"The fact of it is, I: have been so.
usily engaged in the court here that:
knew nothing of the efect o* this
rder until Wednesday ev'ening after,
djournment of court, when I saw the
harleston papers, and I immediately
ired to Mr. Rivers, the chairman of
he committee, in Charleston, and also
ried to reach him over the long dis
ance telephone, hopin~g that even a:
hat late hour something mnight be ac
:mplished to remedy the mistake,
>ut he replied that it was now i oo
"Then, judge, -you think the signing
f that order was a mist-ie?"
"I certainly do, and regret exceed
ngly that in my anxiety and hurr.y I
*ailed to give it the considerati.
yhich it ought to have had, and which;
[would have given it, notwithstand-,
g the condition of affairs a: my
tome, but for the fact that I su]posed
it was,merely a formal order, anid
tiad no idea that it was co far -reach
ing in its effect. It never occurred to
re that the order could be usedl to bin
der or stop the purging of the club
Purging Prevenute I.
The injunction which Judge Mem
minger revoked last night was issued
by him on complaint of Col. John P.
Grace. one of the candidates for mayor
in the municipal race now in progress.
It was served on mem.bers of the exe
cutive committee on Monday morning,
just as the sub-committee on club
rolls was .about to begin the work of
purging the rolls. The injunction re
strained the executive committee from
striking any names from the rolls,
Col. Grace alleging that the executive
co mittee was hostile to him and was
one-t to use unlawful measures to
defeat him. More than 1.000 nar~
on the rolls had been challenged by
supresof Mnior T. T. Hyde, while
subsequently nearly u300 names were
challenged by~Col. Grace, many 0
then. being names already chal'enged
by Major Hyde. The effect of Judge
Miemminger's injunction was to pre
vent absolutely the purging of the
istS and to send them to the county
auditor with an estimated improper
surplus of from 2,000 to 2,500 names
in caxere:' of the es".mat'td total vot
ing strngIT of Ih Charleston Demo
-..r"Tli W.gug ofle 1'S7rair
V "Yra~ I" pl'In tofth
r'ol was concer,d.
The revki!g !ast night of the in
junetion of Judge Memnminger come
too late to permit of any purging of the
b rflL. On We'Inesday the club
ros we:re turned over by the execu
tire committe to the officers of the
clubs and by them were filed with
ti' county auditor. Tn the custody of
the latter official they must remain un
til the eve of the primary and the
law forbids that any changes be made
in them in the meantime.
FREAKISH DOINGS OF CYCLONES.
Winds Pluck Chickens and Undress
- Children-Difference Between a
Storm and a Cyclone.
News and Courier.
They have storms sometimes in this
part of the country, but in Oklahoma
they have cyclones. A cyclone is a
storm, but a storm is not a cyclone.
For instance, it takes thirty-six hours
for a wind to do any damage in this
part of the world. In Oklahoma it
takes about 12 seconds. There was
the cyclone at Snyder, a few years ago.
that broke all roads for freak pranks
by the wind. Snyder was a prosperous
and happy gommunity one minute. The
next and 132 people were dad. It all
happened in the course of a few sec
The most popular man in town was
a preacher. He lived on the outskirts
of the place with his bride of a few
months. Their most treasured pos
session was a grand piano, a gift from
the bride's father. When -the tornado
hit the place it swooped do,wn on the
preacher's house and lifted it up as if
t were a piece of paper, not from the
foundations, but from the first floor.
Magazines that lay on the .table in the
parlor were not touched or moved an
inch, nor was anything on that first
floor. 'There remained the piano, the
sheet music open on it, the scarf un
disturbed. The carpets were left on
the floor. It was simply a furnished
house o \na platform, minus pictures
on the walls.
The cyclone then went on down 'to
a hardware store, the best in Oklaho
ma. The sides were strong brick
walls. The front and back were en
tirely of glass. Through that front
and back the' wind went. It touched
nothing in the second story, nxot even
breaking a glass, but it took every
piece of hardware there was on the
ground floor and none of it has beeni
seen since. It was as if a hundred
men had suddenly swooped down on
the place and taken everything out.
A school teacher in the courrtri
nearby was crossing a bridge with six.
of the children. Down came the e
clone. It took every stitch of clothing,
including stockings and shoes, off ev
ery one of them, but it did absolutely
no damage to their pert es or to the
bridge. They just stood there, nakea.
but unharmed, wondering what it was
At a farm house a litle 'rurther on?,
the cy clone drove a spade seven and
nc half iuches into an oak tree andc
it took two mules and a stump-pulling
iachine to get it on e. More than that.
It took a wheat straw and drove it
end foremost clear through a four and
one-half-inch plank: The straw was
hollow and could be blown through
after penetrating the plank. On the
same farm every chicken had every
feather taken off, butt not One was
killed or really injured. The feathers
came back later, not the same ones,
but a new crop. All these things were
doe ihi the course of a few seconds.
The cyclone disappeared and was
heard of no more.
There is a great difference between
a storm and a cyclone. Folks who
live in the cyclone territory seldom
have time to get to their cellars. More
over, cyclones are never predicted by
the weather bureau, possibly because
the bureau does not like them, and pos
sibly because it knows nothing about
them. That is the chief resemblance,
many experts think between storms
That Oklahoma Cyclone.
News and Courier.
To the Editor of The News and Cou
rier: The account of the mischievous
cyclone at Snyder, Oklahoma, as pub
ished in the issue of September 1 is
of special interest to me. as I was in
he community at the time. I wish to
say that, however absurd the various
sttements concerning the mischiel
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Since this account was published
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meed. Yesterday between 3.18 and
19 o'clock, the same cyclone return
d, having completed its circuit. This
tie it took 21 3-16 seconds for its
wrk of restoration.A
The one yesterday' came to return -Scit
e preacher's housetop. It was pl-ac- met
ed as it was before, except the frontDc
ws a little to the right; but by the
ntie the cyclone had entirely passed ope
ver, the top and walls were resting
fely on the floor as before-not one
pture having been disarranged ex- -
pt one, entitled "The Old Mill," was
ited a littl-e to one side.
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t to take'away more of the stock,
t to replace every piece that was
ssing, as the re-suit -of the first one.
> elieve the report of Friday failed to
y that the panes of glass were taken
t without being broken. These also
re returned, unharmed, by the ac
mmodating one; 'but, of coarse, the
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lus was the returning of the clothes
fthe teacher and children. The same
litle crowd happened to be standing
n the same bridge, remarking about
e destruction that had visited dif
rnt places in th.e form of a cyclonP,
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-taking their p!ace on all except bl
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fficulty and the restorer was so de
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It was also found after the second
isit that the wheat straw had been
t free from the 4 1-2-inch board.
The feathers of the chickens were
sfely returned to their owners. But
nfortunately the feathers of the wings
d tail exchanged places. However,
tis will not matter very much. M
We should be thankfu that we, the
people of the Eastern States, are not
oubled with those mischievous cy
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