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Wc reproduce the following Kdito
rial fi om Mondays News and Cou
rier of last week. It is very sensible
and we commend ils valuable sug
gestions to our readers. Here it is.
THE Mll.l.s WAHN THE FAIIMEHS
Of tho gravest concern first to
thc employees second to thc cotton
growers third to stockholders and
last to the people generally is the
resolution ol' the cottell mill
treasurers and presidents to close
their plants indefinitely on .July I
adopted in Spartnnbiirg last Sat
urday, The conditions are not
understood by the people. Such n
crisis has riot before been faced in
South Carolina. Periods ol'depress
lon have como and have passed in
thc textile business; thc history of
thc business has been undaulating
in tht' South waves of prosperity
rising and continuing fora year or
two to bo followed by valleys of
hard times but always until now
succeeding waves have como soon
enough to prevent the interruption
of mill operation. A shutting down
of the mills would bring to us an
experience new to our knowledge
of the spinning industry, grown
to Jarge proportions in this ?State1
within a quarter of a century and
how wo shall woathor it is a ques
tro that one is reluctant to think
about. July 1, howovor is moro
than two months distant''somthing
may turn up" and the people need
not cross the bridge until thc mill
companies have como to it, but it
is common sense's dictato to overy
porson whoso affairs would bo re
motely or nearly affected by par
alysis in this great industry to
take note of tho fact that thc re
solve of the mill operators means
that they perceive no sign of early
improvement and that they fear to
buy cotton and weave cloth on thc
theory that tho unexpected will
happen. Looking squarely at this
it is thc part of thc sane farmer
to cut down his acreage in cotton,
thc appeal addressed indirectly to
him by thc spinners in Spartan
burg is a thousand times more
elcoqneut than any that Harvic
Jordan or K I) Smith has deliver
ed and if ho fail| to heed it the
consequences must be on his own
South Carolina mills consume
more than half thc cotton that
South carolina produces: thc
Southern mills consume nearly as
many bales in the aggregate as do
the mills in the Kurth and thc
latter arc stopping machinery tc
a greater extent than are the for
mer. It may be answered that thc
mills wish to "bear" the price ol
cotton it may be said that the
mills are "bluffing"- we thrall
that such suggestions would bi
preposterous- but of that cottoi
growers must judge for themselves
they know as much about it as wt
do. At any rate the growers hav<
till to gain and nothing io loso bj
turning more of their energy t<
producing foodstuffs at thc ox pens?
of the cotton crop, for it has a
least been fully and repeatedly
demonstrated that a small produc
tion of cotton does not mean a los
to tho South when the total goner
al production of all Southern crop
has been brought to the usual an
mud average by increases in th
production of grains. grasses
vegetables fruit and live stock.
If wc were asked to explain th
present depression in the clot
market, we should say that it i
due to the conprast between po\
erty, induced by last year's mono
panic, ot the majority ol tho pc<
pie who use, or consume, clotl
coupled with the prosperity of th
Southern cotton farmers. Mi
lions of people in the United Statt
have had their wages roduced, <
arc out of employment, and the
are not buying clothes as freely ti
they ordinarily do. The Pennsy
vania steel worker or ra i I ron
brakeman w ho is "laid off," an
his family, have not bought the
summer clothes. They arc wcai
ing last summer's clothes -makin
them last another month or week<
day. The Southern farmer, <
the other hand, strongly fortifie
by live or six years of handson
cotton prices, refuses, as ho In
an undeniable, right to do, to SC
his cotton for nine or ten cent
Even now the mills, with tho
machinery idle part of the tim
lind difficulty in buying actual co
ton at the prices quoted on tho o;
changes. Tho price of the ra
materai not having fallen with tl
wages of cloth consumers, the mil
are "between the devil and t!
deep sea." lt is right for the fa
mer to hold his cotton foi what I
thinks it is worth, but there, wi
bo no hope for good cotton price
and by "good," we refer to an
of ton cents or upward, if tl
Southern crop of 1908 shall 1
huge. Tho farmers must remen
ber that tho cloth for tho chitin
that have not been bought ar
worn during tho last six monti
will never be spun and WOVOI
Tho panie of 1007 has not yi
reached the Southern farmer,
is our del i I orate judgement titi
it will reach him next Septcmbo
and ho had better prepare for it.
NEWS OF MCCOLL
Personal and Local Items From
McColl, May 4th:-Mr Fred
Birkloy visited tho famlio's of Mr.
J. H. Johnson and Mr. Eli Willis
Mrs. Lawrence Torry is visiting
her mother, Mrs. Welsh, of Park
Mr. Harry Inabinct has return
ed to his home at Springfield S. C.
Harry will bo greatly missed by
his mnny friends in McColl. Mr.
Aurthcr Barrentine succeeds Har
ry at the drug store.
Hurtsville crossed bats with tho
Red Springs team last week-scor
ing a victory. Also played Mc
Coll, thc score being 10 to 12 in
favor of McColl. The linc play
ing of Mr. Bascom Graham was
the feature of the evening. A
largo crowd attended thc game.
On Friday last Mrs. Ballcngcr
entertained her friends Rev. and
Mrs. Freeman, Mr. Robert Chap
man and mother, and Miss Carroll.
Chapman; tho occasion being Mrs.
B's birthday. Many happy re
turns of tho day to Mrs. B.
Miss Lee Parker, after a suc
cessful term at thc school near
Timmonsville, has returned to her
Miss Jane Bunch, of Guildford
Co. N. C., is spending some time
with her brother, Mr. J. P. nundi.
Messers Jack and Walter Rop
er, of Laurinburg visited McColl
Miss Amaic Vick has accepted a
position in the Fayetteville Sani
tarium. May our dear young g i l
bc very happy (and very success
ful) in her chosen profession.
Miss Sallie Austin visited rela
tives in Maxton Saturday. Sho
was accompanied by some of her
pupils: Roy Odom, Bub Morrison,
and Tom Bell.
J Miss joyce, of Maxton, . spent
j several days last week with her
friend, Miss Jimmie Covington.
Miss Jimmie Covington has .e
signcd her position at thc tele
phone ollice. Mrs. Nannie Gaddy
Dorkins is her successor.
Mrs. Amanda Jane Smith and
daughter, Miss Maggie Smith, of
Columbia, arc visiting Mrs. Carrie
Plummer and other relatives.
Mr. Wilson Hayes, after a de
lightful visit to old friends near
Latta, has returned to his home at
Mr. Andrew Hayes.
Mr. Dan McColl, from New
nenie N. C., is quite sick at the
home of his father, Mr. Wells Mc
coll. Dan's many friends hope he
will soon bc himself again.
Our e?Hcent officer, Mr. Hayes,
made a raid on c. Jacobs, and cap
tured some of "the illegal'1 made
a pretty good haul, lt only needs
strict law enforcement to break up
all " blind tigers" in prohibition
communities. When wo see thc
woe and sorrow caused in our
christian land, thc apathy of thc
preachers and the laymen of the
church along these lines is beyond
Jim Rogers is not woning over
the presidential aspirants - he is
busy carrying for a possible future
nominee in his own home.
Rev. Euclid McYY borter has
been appointed H nanci al agent for
tho Methodist college at Maxton.
Caledonia and Maxton regret to
l?se their pastor; but tho M. E.
church has made a most, fortunate
selection. Mr. McWhortcr is not
ohly a man of rare personal finali
ties, but he is intensely enthusi
astic on tho subject of education
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hasty of
Nasty, N. (),, spout Ssnday with
Mr. and Mrs. Willie ?Vf, Wade.
Mrs. Loch McKinnon, a most
highly esteemed woman, quietly
passed away April 80th at the
homo of her daughter, Mrs. W.
M. Breeden of this; county at the
advanced age ol' 82, in her
younger days, Mrs. McKinnon
was n woman ol' unusual activity
and industry. For abolit ll) .years
she bad been blind; but so patient
and uncomplaining in hor alllictioii
that she was an example, lo all a
round her. Nearly all ber life she
had been an earnest member of
tho presbyterian church. Solo
mon was thinking of just such a
mother when ho wrote Prov, xxxl
-27th and 28th verses. Tho ser
vices wore conducted by Rev. Mr.
mown, of McColl Presbyterian
church, at McLaurin cemetery.
Two daughters -Mrs. Ray and,
Mrs. Luther McLaurin, and one
son, John McLaurin-prccccded
herovor thc river of death. Three
children- Mrs. Watson, Mrs.
ureeden, and Mr. Neill McKinnon
mourn the loss of tho best earthly
friend God gives us. Thc loving
care of children and grandchildren
were hers; and they mourn their
Thc numerous friends of Mrs.
.'olin E. Fletcher arc glad to know
she is now convalescent.
Miss Smothers is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Normcnt.
Our pretty new depot-neat and
commodious -isl etring completion.
Mr J W C Reed has had charge of
thc work; and 'hilo with us, was
an addition ko Mccoll.
There were three baptisms at
thc nabtist church yesterday.
Rev. Leonard, of the M. E, church
also reports several accesions.
A Californian's Luck.
"Thc luckiest day of my life was
when I bought a box of Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve;" writes charles P. Bud
ahn, of Tracy, California. "Two 25c
boxes cured me of an annoying case of
itching piles, which had troubled me
for years and that yielded to no other
treatment.'1 Sold under guarantee
at Douglas and Dreeden's drug store.
THE ODD FELLOWS
District Convention Held at McColl
-Many in Attendance
McColl, S. C., May 2-The
fourth district convention of tho
Independent Order of Odd Follows
of S. ?>, was held at this place
April 30th, special Deputy Grand
Muster J L Mickie, of Darlington,
presiding. The afternoon was de
voted to the hearing of the reports
of tho lodges in this district, which
is composed of tho lodges in Dar
lington, chesterfield and Marlbo
ro counties. Very encouraging
reports wore given from most of
tho lodges represented, uros.
Mickie, Bryant and Wilkerson
represented Darlington No 31 und
Bros. Wm. II Norris and Brady
represented c S Mcc oll lodge No.
105, aros. ? M Dudley and Dr.
uooner were thc representatives
elected from <heraw, but failed to
?J G McDonald was elected spec
ial deputy grand master for next
term and Darlington S. c, was
chosen as the next place of meet
ing for thc convention.
At night a very pleasant meet
mg was held and several talks were
made for the good of thc order by
uros. .ms. A Summersett of Col
umbia, .i Li Mickie of Darlington,
and urady of Bcnnettsvillc. On
this occasion we were honored with
thc presence of Bros. C W cros
land, E D Graham, Howell and Mc
Kinnon of ncnnettsville. Little busi
ness of general in!ere t wastransac
ted nt this meeting but thc social
feat ure was very pleasant. A ll went
away avowing their intention of
being better Odd Fellows in the
future than they had in thc past,
resolving to make OddfeMowship
a badge of honor, a guarantee of
"Health Coffee" is really lite closet
Coffee Imitatiiu over yet produced.This
clever Coffee Substitute was rccentlj pro
dined by Dr SllOOp of Racine, Wis. Not
a gru?a of real Coffee in ii either. Dr
Slioop's Health Coffee is made from pure
toasted grains with malt auls etc. Really
it would fool an expert who might drink
ll for Coffee. No 20or 30 minutes tedious
bolling "Made in a minute" s ivs thc doo
tot'Sold b\ R I) Rogers & Bro,
Drake for Re election.
.'. A. Drake, tho present, clerk
ol'court, announces his candidacy
for re-election in todays paper.
Mr. Drake has gi von c ilici?n t ser
vice in this important oflico for fif
teen years, and asks for another
terni upon his record.
A TWP TO MCCOLL
A Pleasant Day at Well McColl's -
In rosponco to a special invitat
ion last Wednesday 1 boarded tho
Cost Linc train and in a few min
utes found myself circulating
among tho clever hospitable citiz
ens of McColl. I was mot at tho
depot by Marion McColl and in a
short time was driven to his fath
er's homo Mr Wellington McColl
where I met Rev Leonard, the
Methodist pastor at McColl who
also spent tho day at this happy
I noticed good stand of cotton
and farm work well advanced. Mr
McColl lives 1 milo east of tho town
and has a beautiful farm and love
ly place. I regretted very much to
find his son Dan M there confined
to his bcd under treatment of
Dr Hamer, Dan is on a visit from
New berne N C where he has a
lucrative pesition. Although sick it
was a great pleasure to bo with him
and his cultured wife.
?Just below tho McColl home
stead in Bcaverdam creek is a fish
trap and at dinner we hada super
abundance of bream and pearch,
besides many other good things,
that always go with a Scotch din
Mr McColl is engaged in truck
ing and has several acres in melons
and canteloupcs, besides quite a
lot of vegetables and a Stawbcrry
patch from which bc has already
sold more than fifty dol?ais
worth of berries.
Lato in the afternoon I returned
to McColl where I met several
friends. The game of base ball be
tween the McColl and Welch Nedk
teams took place that afternoon
resulting in a score of 10 to 12 in
favor of McColl.
The passenger and ticket depot
with convenient offices is nearing
completion and will bo quito a
benefit to the public. McColl has
quite a number of beautiful horses
and several automobiles, a lot of
lovely young women and as clever
citizenship as can be found any
The day was most pleasantly spent
so much so that it will bc repeated
before a great while. Glad to meet
my yonng friends McColl and Mc
Laurin who occupy the T Ii Gibson
store building and are doing quite
a nice mercatile buisncss at that
popular stand. Rev C A Jones
pastor of ncnnettsville Baptist
Church spent that day in McColl
with Rev J I J .Freeman.
Such occasional pleasant outings
are highly enjoyable and no one
appreciated them more than.
Weak women should read my "Hook
No. 4 Por women.*' It was written ex
pressly for women who are not well.
Thc Hook No. 4 tells of Dr Shoop's
"Night Cure" ami just how these sooth
ing, healing, antiseptic suppositories
eau he successfully applied. The hook,
and strictly confidential medical advice
is entirely free, Write Dr Shoop, Rac
ine, Wis. Tile Night Cure is sohl hy
Jno. T Douglas.
Tatum, May G. --A most enjoy
able affair was the picnic given by
Miss Inez nowen, assistant school
teacher in the Marlboro high school
to thc pupils in her room and a
First games were played then
lunch served and other games were
Among those who were present
and not her pupils were tho fol
Girls. Ethel Karl, Mary Lee
Fuller, Alma Fasterling, Pearl
Fletcher and Kathleen Woodley.
i noys. ?lohn and Lawrence Ha
Work is getting on very rapid
ly on Mr. R .) Tatum's now stores
School closed Friday and the
teachers have all left for their
The new school building is about
finished, il is a very pretty build
Grippe is sweeping tho country.
Stop it with Prevent?CS, before it
gets deeply seated. To check early
colds with these little Candy Cold
Cure Tablets is surely sensible and
safe. Prcvcntics contain no qui
nine, no laxative, nothing harsh
or sickening. Pneumonia would
never appear if early colds were
promptly broken. Also good for
feverish children. Large box, 48
tablets, 25 cents. Vest pocket
boxes .'> cents. Sold by .1. T.
Of Big Ads.
W. M. Ostrander of Philadel
phia 1? one of the moat sno
ot** sf ul real estate men In tho
country. He eejla property
from Maine to California and
ha? ballt up an enormous busi
ness by advertising. In an ad
dress before tbe Sphinx club ot
New York he said:
"I nm m. Om believer In bl?
(Mia. WU* all bl* ?hin??,
tbe bte nd. nttrnoto n??n
1,1 or? and prodaoci u im
pression (hroaiit lt? mino,
ma Impreoalon ?vblcb la en
tirely ??parate ?nd nparl
from (ant pro Ano?A by Ita
contenta, nn tmpreaalom
Tr h lob e*n bo obtained MO
"Furthermore, the man with
the biggest nd. gets the credit
for having thc biggest business,
and for thnt reason a pretty
iorgo percentage of tb'? public
will patronize him. They bo
llero that the biggest business
must bc the best; otherwlso lt
would not be tho biggest."
The Retailer and Advertiser
Bays: "A merchant cannot have
too much publicity. It ls the
breath of Ufe to merchandising.
Without It a business cannot
grow; lt cannot even exist.
With increased publicity comes
a corresponding increase In
growth. And while publicity
continues to expand there ie no
danger of reaching a period
when tho business will stop
tv? have noticed that the
big advertisers in thia paper
do a M?? hilliness. If you
would Increase, your* try the
The World's Best Climate.
Is nob entirely free from disease,
on thc high elevations fevers prevail,
while on the lower levels malaria is
encountered to a greater or less ex
tent, according te atitudc. To over
come climate affections lassitude, ina!
laria, jaundice, billiousncss, fever and
ague, and general debility, the most
effective remedy is Kletric Ritters,
thc great alterative and blood puri
ller; thc antidote for every form of
bodily weakness, nervousness, and in
somnia. Sold under guarantee ab
Douglas & Hreedcn's drug store.
f KI LL THE"COUC H
AND CURE THE LUNGS
F?R CL2.VS&* ...Bv&
OLDS Trial Bottle Free
AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES.
OR MONEY REFUNDED.
Was In Poor Health For Years |
Ira W. Kelly, of Mansfield, Pa , writes
"I WAR in poor health for two years, suf
fering from kidney and bladder trouble, I
spent considerable, money consulting physi
cians without obtaining any marked bene
fit, but wan enred by Foloy's Kldnop Curo,
and I desire to add my tentimony that it
may ho the causo of restoring tho health of
others" Ref OM substitutes. Roid & Co
Stomach trouble I? but a symptom of. and no*
In Itself a trun disease. We think ot Dyspopsla,
Heartburn, and Indigestion as real ?Un un s, yot
Uicy aro symptoms only ol a certain specific
Nervo slcknoss-nothing- else.
lt wa? this laet that first correctly led Pr. Snoop
In the creation of that now vory popular Stomach
Kemody-Dr. Slioop's Kestomtlvo. Going direct
to tho stomach nerves, alone brought that success
and favor to Dr. .?hoop and his Itcstoratlve. With
out that original ?nd highly vltalprlnclplo.no
such hu.Mm: accomplishment* wero ever to bo had.
For stomach distress, bloating, biliousness, bad
breath and hallow complexion, try Dr. Slmop'f,
Itestoratlve-Tab'ieU or Mquldr-ana SM lor f our
self what lt can and will do. Wo toll and choer
JNO. T. DOUGLAS.
Valued Same as Gold.
li. c?. Stewart, n merchant of Cedar
View, Miss., says: "1 tell my custom
ers when they buy a box of Dr. King's
New Life Pills they get the worth of
that much gold in weight., if afflicted
with constipation, malaria or bilious?
ness." Suhl under guarantee at
Douglas and Hreedcn's drug store.