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New York Cotton.
NEW YORK, Feb. 23.-There was a
very sharp break In eut ton here today
under liquidation attributed to ap
prehension* ?.I home interference il?
the export nio\oin?Mit through possible
development* In the war zone, or fear
that cotton may ho declared contra
band. Closing price:; were barely
steady at a net decline uf 23 to 2?
The market opened toady at a de
cline of 2 to 5 points. Lives pool
was relatively steady mid there wero
some old buying orders on a basis
of 9 cents for October which held
prices hero for a time* right after tho
call. General sentiment, however,
appeared to bo vvry much unsettled,
and the market soon weakened with
March relatively easy both here and
in New Orleans.
Closing prices were at practically
the lowest point of the day and at no
time were there rallies of more than
2 or 3 points. Some of the local spot
people were buyers of July against
sales of October, probably in expec
tation that southern hedge selling
would be chiefly in the latter months
Exporters were among tho early
Belters, but thorn wero no reports ol
any cancellations of ocean freight
room, and no apprehensions were ex
pressed jf complication arising from
the loss of the cotton steamer Evelyn.
The revision committee announced
differences applying to tho first Murch
deliveries today, the only change ho
ing an increase of 5 points In tho
discount on good ordinary.
Cotton futures closed barely sh ady.
Open high low CIORC
March.8.33 8.34 8.12 8.11
May..;. ./ .. ..8.60 8.01 8.34 8.30
July.8.75 8.78 8..18 ?..?7
Octobor.9.05 B.OTt 8.84 K.K4
December.9.22 9.23 9.00 9.00
Spot .cotton quiet; middling up
lands 8.35; no pales.
Cotton Seed Oil.
NEW YORK, Fob. 23.-Cotton seed
oil broke 20 to 23 points early today
Under heavy liquidation for account of
the south and west, together with
the weakness in crudo markets and
hog products. Later, however, there
was a partial -ally on covering by
some of the leading shorts and buying
on the resellen theory. Final prices
were 10 to 20 points net lower. Sales
The markst closed weak. Spot
fi.50?7; February COO?6.85; March
-3.7506.76; April 6.7700.83: May
6.8806.84; Juno 0.86<8>6.96; July 7.02((j>
7.04; August 7.12?7.14; September
NEW YORK, Feb. 23.Cotton goods
were quiet and steady today. YarnB
.were dull. Men's wear and dress fab
rics were in moderate demand. Taffe
tas, crepes and faillies in silks were
in demand. Jobbers reported a mod
erate volume of business._?
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1 ? FACTORY s
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 2:?.-Cotton J
spot, easier. Good middling G.27j
middling 4.97; low middling 4..',?;. Huies
7.IKI0; speculation and. export 1,000. |
Futuros quiet. May-J uno 4.84;
June-July 4.HS; July.AugmU 4,'J2 1-2;
October-November '<i)4 1-2; January-]
Pebruary r>.n 1-2.
CHICAGO. Feb. 2.'..--Hogs weak.
Hulk 6.GG06.6G; light G.6006.70; mix
ed 6.40? G.G&; heavy 0.15?6.65; rough
6.1G?6.30; pigs 5.50?617G.
Cattle strong Native steers 6.G0C
S.7."<; eows and heifers 3.&0?7.6&;
c?lvese 7 r>.t 10.50.
Bheep strong. Sheep 6.76(3 7.60 ;
yearlings 7.&0CP8.25; lambs 7.7f>ii'
CHICAGO, Feb. 23.-Wlieat plung
ed heavily downward today, extreme
losses amounting to 8 cents a bush
el. Anxiety AH to the chance of the
Dordenelles being opened and sug
gc/<tions that the I'nited States would
I>oKslbly yet report to an embargo
covering both ammunition und food
were largely responsible. The iT'ir
ket closed much flurried at G 3-4 to
7 :?-4 lower, as compared with Satur
day night. Other net declines were:
Corn 2 1-80*2 1-4 to 2 G-8; oats 1
1-4*&/1 3-8 to 2c, und provisions 1G to
Grain and provisions close:
WHEAT-May 1.62 3-4; July 1.2."
CORN-May 73 3-4; July 75 3-4.
OATS-May GC 1-4; Jullv .VJ 1-4.
CASH GRAIN-Wheat, No. 2 red,
1.62 3-4<&>1.68; No. 2 hard, 1.&3 3-4?
CORN-No. 2 white. 71 1-2072 1-2.
OATS-No. 2 whlie, 5G?57.
BELTON NEWS NOTEH ol
O o I
BELTON, Feb. 23.-Tho banks, be
ginning March 1, will close at 4:00
o'clock In tho afternoon every, day
except on Saturdays when the clos
ing time will bo G:00 o'clock.
J. P. Cox, Jr., of Belton rout,. 4, was !
here on business Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H Briggs, of Sen
eca, spent tho week-end In town guests
of Mr and Mrs. Claudo A. Graves.
Col. D. B. Purlfoy, of Walterboro.
waa in Belton a few hours Sunday af
ternoon en rout" home from Anderson
and Clemson College. Colonel Purl
foy was educated at Clemson College
and in an applicant for the position
of farm demonstration for Colleton
Miss Selma Gumbrell and Miss Hig
gins, teachers of the Princeton school,
were am on g those in town Saturday
D. K. Breazcale, of Belton route 3,
was in town Saturday yon business.
Year? of experience
various forms of tele
signed to fill some ]
For the Home
we furnish telephone
service where more t
circuit, thus reducing
DIRECT LINE, servit
We also install EX1
that calls may be ans
downstairs. We prc
PHONE SERVICE I
floors.of a residence.
For the Office
we furnish every type
be required. Offices
ments usually need
lines, so that incomin
be cared for simults
double track servie
er ally used in larg
interior service beiwc
m mis of the office.
For the Factory
we furnish telephone
; ments. Frequently, %
of town, we furnish i
factory to the city of f?
? LINES to practically <
a thousand miles.
Call for detailed inf01
SOUTHERN BELL TE
AND TELEGRAPH A
* ELECTRIC CHI
* Items of Interest and Persona
* Wireless on the Si
Af Express Ofiiee.
Turee crates of t-trawborries, a bear
ami two porcupines in the rather
strange shipment which came lu yes
terday's batch of matter for thc local
offit e of the Southern Kxprcss com
pany. The strawberries came from
Hampton. Fla., and were consigned to
the local rej ?esentatlve of S. K. Young
& Co., bro' -s. Tho zoological fea
ture of the hipment came from the
State of Maine ami was con-dgned to
a carnival which is now Holding forth
In the vicinity of Orr Cotton Mills. The
only developments in the matter re
potted to date ls that the bear made
a lunge at one of the oxprcus clerks,
with the ;-oBult that tue latter made
a lunge across the '.minter In the op
posite direction, and that strawberry
shortcake is yet a delicacy on the
horizon of the average wage earner,
as the price of the<e early arrivals
is all but prohibitive.
.So Session of
There waa no rogslon yesterday of
the recorder's court, for thu reason
that there were no offenders to be
brought before th- august tribunal.
This ls the flr.U time In several days
that the police court mill has been
without grist, und lr, probably due
to the fact that the police are too
busy fishing for larger offenders to
bother with the small minnows such
nB those usually appearing before
Main Street Store.
?L, ll Masters & Son, contractors,
started yesterday morning tearing out
the false floor of tho old Electric
Theatre building preparatory to put
ting down a tile floor and making
other Improvements In the proprty.
Tho store room will be converted in
to an up to dato ice cream parlor. A
new metal celling will be put In, as
well as a plate glass front. Largo
mirrors will be used in the decoration
of the walls.
Nert li Anderson.
Declaring that her husband, Hara
Washington, had beaten her and was
following CIOBO behind her with the
intent of killing her, a negro woman
rushed to the house of tho Rev. With
erspoon Dodge, in North Anderson,
early yesterday morning and asked
for protection. Mr. Dodge at . once
telephoned thc sheriff and Deputy
Jim Williams was sent to North An
derson to take thc%negro in charge.
As the deputy neared the house he
saw the negrqtjipproaching the scene.
Washington turned when he ssw the
officer and fled. Deputy Williams
gave chase, running the negro some
two miles, dring at him several times
in '.he hope of frightening him into
stopping. The last heard of the ne
gro he was still running._
i have led ut to provide
phone service, each de
? service on a PARTY LINE,
han one person uses the same
; the cost to each user; or%
:e over an exclusive circuit
PENSION TELEPHONES so
wered without running up or
?vide, too, INTERIOR TELE
tetween the various rooms or
of telephone service that may'
i and busy business establish
DOUBLE TRACK TELE
i. e., two or more telephone
g and outgoing messages eats
ineousty. The be.*t form of
e is known aa PRIVATE
IE SERVICE, and is very gen
e offices. The PRIVATE
GE also permits of excellent
;cn various rooms Of depart
service to -meet all require-'
there a factory is located out
s PRIVATE LINE from the
:e. We ean furnish PRIVATE
avery point within a radius of
t. tf. ff if. It ip ifi af H* * # *
1 Mention Caught Ovrf the *
reeta of Anderson *
Law Ff rm Max
lu cn Dis ?nh cd.
Notice is gtven that tte law Arm of
Geiger and Wolfe has boen dissolved.
The dissolution la brotffht about by
Mr Geiger having accepted the posi
tion of magistrate These gentlemen
will continuue to occupy thc same of
fices in the Peoples Hank building.
City in .Harket
For Two Mules.
(Mtv council is in tho market for two
mules, and at a special meeting yes
terday morning a committee to J>o
known aa the "horse and mule trail
ing" committee was created, thu mem
bership being Aldermen Tate, Spear
man and Dobbins. During the winter
the city haft been using two mules
belonging to a local party. Theae
mules have been recalled and now lt
ls neceBSury for the eily to have oth
ers to take their piare. The commit
tee will advertise the fact that the
city ?H In the market for two mules,
and will sot a date for making the
Mr. Parker Back
From New York.
Mr. S. It. Parker of Parker & Bolt,
ha3 returned from New York, where
ho went to make purchases of spring
stock for this well-known establish
ment. Mr. Parker met while In New
York retail merchants from all sec
tions of the Unite* States and they
all reported that they^had experienc
ed tho poorest .year's \uslnoss they
had e\|er known. But betters times are
ahead, Mr. Parker stated, ami manu
facturers and big wholesalers aV&gpre
paring for the biggest year's busrhiess
in history. They believe, he stateSV
that the European war will be ended
by the approaching summer, and that
when the end does comes the inter
ests ot the United States are going
forward in s manner never known be
An Iron Fence.
At. the special meeting of city coun
cil held yesterday morning a resolu
tion waa adopted accepting an iron
fence which the Charleston and Wes
tern Carolina Railway is constructing
on top of a concrete retaining wall
which ic being built arouad the cor
ner of the colored church at the Inter.
secMon of .Peoples and West Market
streets. The city will maintain the
To Be Retained.
Tho supervision of rural schools
in Anderson county will be contin
ued, according to a letter which Miss
Maggie ML Carlington.,.supervisar of
rural schools for' thia county; kai rt*?'
celved from State Superintendent of
Education J. E. Swearlngen. : he let
ter received from Mr. Swearlngen
reads as follows: "I am glad to say
that the delegation has promised to
support tho county superintendent's
promise Includes a better salary to\
the county superintendent, a perma
nent ss*a?y for the county supervisor
of schools, and an adequate county
board fund. I :am highly gratified
pver this situation, and I hope you
will not be disappointed. It will be a
pleasure to come to Anderson at the
first opportunity and will be a privi
lege to Join hands with you and Supt.
Felton in your campaign for school
o ? ?
( lili se Petaal
Furman Smith, the well known
eeedamaff, is in receipt of a shipment
of seed of the Chinese Potsal or celery
cabbage, which is a most wonderful
vegetable. The vegetable was intro
duced in tho United States by the de
partment of agriculture, The plant
grows somewhat like a thick-leaved
kale and should be cooked like other
salads. The following information
with regard U the plant will be of in
terest: A wonderful isalad plant grow
ing 15 or 16 inches high, somewhat
resembling cos lettuce in general ap
pearance, or probably more like swiss
chard. *t yields an unusual amount
of most excellent salad-it is not un
usual on good land, to . have them
weighing 6 to 10 pounds. Cut up like
cabbage and served with, mayonnaise
or French dressing It makea a splen
did cole-elaw. Can be boiled like
cabbage if cooked quickly and served
with cream sauce, but la without the
strong flavor and odor of cabbage.
Tho hearts blanch to a crystalline
white; whiter than lettuce and mow
beautiful than cabbage-every leaf. In
cluding the outside ones, la delicate
Meeting? at the N
First Baptist Church.
'Notwithstanding th? bad weather,
a splendid crowd of men gathered at
the First Baptist cherey last night
to hear Dr. James P. Jvin&rd speak on
the subject: "World Challenge." The
address was wonderful In information,
and one who heard H will find it diffi
cult to live the ?ame life. This even
ing at 8:00, Dr. A. L. 8mettars will
speak on the subject: "World Bat
?,o. av min lumiiig mi wm miu
boya are Invited. At the same hour
In the Sunday school room a mass
meeting-will bo held for the women,
to this meeting all the women and
girls are Invited and there Will be ad
dresses by three cf our best speakers.
The subject will bet "Woman's Part
In the World Call.- At 7:00 o'clock
the teachers meeting wm be held aa
usual. The pastor will teach the les
son for thirty minutes and DrT Faith
full will speak for thirty minutes ca
-Child Psychology. All the teachers
are invited to he present and tho sup
ply teachers are also expected to be
?JUS? IT. Ju H L UGE 'S?, Editor
Mrs. F. S. Baldwin of Columbia is
visiting; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Baldwin
In North Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. delger und Mrs. J. T.
Jones are in Atlanta for a few days.
The ladies of the choir of the 'First
Presbyterian church will have a cake
rjalo -on Saturday at More Wilson's
store. The ladles will have a splendid
assortment of all kinds of cakes bak
ed by the best housekeepers in the
city. Every order will be given their
Mrs. O. W. Nichols of Baltimore is
the guest of Mrs. It. S. LIgon.
Charming N ji Club. .
' A charming new social organization
is the North Anderson Card Club.
Tho first meeting was held yesterday
afternoon with Mrs. W. B. Valentine
at her pretty homo. These ladies will
meet every other Tuesday afternoon,
at the different homes of thc mem
bers. The iix cline, ut Mrs. Valen
tine's was charmingly pleasant and
Informal and was but the beginning
of many othor delightful meetings.
The ladles present yesterday were:
Mrs. B. B. Gossett, Mrs. S. L Prince,
Mrs. J. J. Baldwin, Mrs. it. C. McDon
ald, Mrs. D. S. Taylor, Mrs. Phelps
Sasseen, Mrs. Marshall Orr, Mrs. E.
Heit ut Hui Dinner Tarty.
Mrs. Florenco Thompson entertain
ed at a beautiful dinner party lost
evening ut ber home on South McDuf
ne street. The furnishings .and. ap
pointments of this lovely home are
charmingly arranged for entertaining
and the dinner table was especially
>pvetty in exquisite cut glass and sll
verV^A very elaborate course dinner
wra served- Those at the table were
Mr and fanR^f- ?- Hollemon, Mr. and
Mrs. D. P. Slo^rrsMr. and Mrs- s- D
Brownlee, Mr.. alWwMrs, Irving
Brownlee, Mr. and Mrs. JohlF%Ei^i4?
1er, Dr. and Mrs. B. A. Henry, Mrs;
O. B. Timmerman and Mrs. C. B.
Delightful Meeting of the Dixie Chap,
In spite of the rain and mud yes
terday afternoon quito a large num
ber of the Dixie Chapter, responded
to their President Miss Nelle Coch
ran's Invitation and gathered at her
hame for an unusually pleasant and
delightful meeting. The bright cosy
parlor was in striking contrast to tho
clouds and gloom without, and the
guests appreciated more than ever the
warmth and cosiness within. After
disposing of the business, a very in
teresting program was .. given. The
history of South Carolina ls being
studied Just now, and the first .paper
f?r the afternoon was on Charleston
and was read by Mrs. J. D. Hast.
Three short talks on S. C. early staple
products were then given; on rice, by
Mrs. Lottie Estes, on Indigo by Mrs.
Daisy Wilson. Mrs. Carrie Patrick
read Mrs. Rutherford, the Historian
General's paper on "King Cotton"
which waa particularly fine. Mrs.
Charles Oreen also sang a vc-y sweet
selection. y\ 1
During thu informal social 'session,
the attractive hostess served an ele
gant salad course, with coffee and
cream. She was assisted by Miss Bes
sie Cochran, Miss Kate Sharpe, Miss
Olivia Duckett and Miss Maggie
Knox of Mt. Carmel. -
Attorney General of Georgia Sub
mits Argument Against Re
lease ol Prisoner.
CB y AtsorUtwt Fresa.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-Defend
ing Georgia's reputation for proper
administration of Justice, Attorney
General Warren Grlco, ot that State,
today flied In the supreme court a
briet arguing against Leo M. Frank's
petition for reversal of the Georgia
federal court's rulln/ against his re
lease on a habeas cor .-tia writ Frank
1? under death sentence for the mur
der of Mary Phagan, an Atlanta fac
The brief declares a writ;of habeas
corpus cannot bo used "to overturn
virtually" Prank's conviction in a
State court without submitting im
portant portions of the record upon
which the conviction was based.
It points out that Frank's attor
neys ask his release solely on alle
gations of mob violence during bia
trial, ?nd on his absence from the
court when the verdict, was return-*
"The supreme court of Georgia is
second to that of no State in accord
ing trials- free from hostile demon
strations,** the brief declares.
The attorney ?oneral defends the
position Caken by the Georgia State
courts that Frank should have raised
tbe points of mob violence and ab
onn?,? tr nm ?oUft OS hi? ma?U? in*
a ne wtiial. Instead of walting to in
corporate them in a petition to sat
aside tho verdict and adds:
"We believe no case will he found
In the books not in entire harmony
with the position assumed by the
State in this case, and on the other
band we do not believe that the eon
tention^of Frank could^be entertain
The Plain View Seed Cora Planter
If un y thing human ran be called perfect, ber? at last is the perfect
* You can see what yon are "jina- every minute with the FJaln.VIew
Planter. Every seed passes up in plain sight and drops into the spout
right before your eyes. .
The selection of each seed Jg done hy Nature's great law of gravitation.
The slanting plate forc?s the surplus seed to fall away by their own
weight. Only the seed in the little cups are carried Into the spout*
There ls no brush or artificial cut off of any hind. There Ia nothing
anywhere that can bruise or Injure the seed. With sound seed you caa
u moment with the ringers only. '
The direct shuft drive Insures smooth running. The mechanical con
struction Is strong and simple. The working parts are well protected.
lt Is easy to change seed plates or distance gears. No fools needed-Just
a moment with the fingers sonly.
To SEE the Plain*View Planter Is to BELIEVE everything good of lt.
to USE lt Is to KNOW that It Is unequalled In the variety and perfection
of <ts work and In ease of adjustment and operation.
Sullivan Hardware Company
Anderson, S. C.
Belton, S. C.
The American Fertilizing
Offers their goods to the trade who want the best.
One Anderson County farmer who used our
goods last year made a bale and a half of cotton per
We make ? great line of goods, among them
8- 2J-1 , ., .
9- 2 4-1
10- 2-2 V;.
7-5-5 ' "
16 per cent.
10-2 K Jf:
Ask your dealer for thest gooiis.
.D, S. Va?diver
ed without doing -'.glenco to well-es- |Vf\l 11114% pAirill /
tauKshed pringles of law already I H'Ul nil Ll1 #L SUI fl J
definitely laid down. And we believe |||i|l|Rli ill/lIllH af
that while it la essential to'give very H'WllltlU l_V-UI_.l t U I *
defendant all constitutional rights . IA , 8>nfr"fi MAI FT Jp
guaranteed him when they aro Hot ll" lltllLll Uli U IV
waived, still we alco believe that for y l.k I Jilli 11 -illili BF
the good of society and in the inter- ?** I HUI IW
est of government and tho due admin- lin liflTII fit ll l_Hl IPs
lstratton of tho law. it ia more, lm- IIU lAff11 Li VI il |JB||U
portant there should be always tlmoly IJj ff8|f| BJIJ
?presentation of such questions as here - VB sits II VUklfllVli
made." . Jr
The brief contends that Frank waa UjSa jj^-^ ^ ?J "bdo*
bound by the action of hta attorney *_Laa2i
in waiving lils presence when the ver- jrtBatton (ana Clflp&r
diet was rendered. the skill, /
"If the court must verify every ' * _? -_____ m
move made by the attorney," it is S
argued, "tho court would arouse a breaking out or irritation OB the
susplctdn In the client that the court *r^ak'.*tff ?-? bc4fy VBea .ecom
mlstrusted the lawyer." wiefiJar ItcSine, or wften the skin is
_ ?"ff S?d feverish, can Abe readily over
come UV applying a lim tlc bold-rulphur.
STEAMER IN DISTRESS says a^noxVd dcr_ato*giBt
' He informs us theft hold-sulphur in
Orala Skip Meets Fearful Weather id stanly allays th* Angry itching and
Atlantic. irritation and socWe* and bc ah) the
- Eesema right up IeJRvieg the akin clear
(By. Aawd-tAd Proa*.) and smooth. Bold JRulphur bsa occupied
NEW YOKK, Feb. 23.-Captain a secure position? <or numy year* in
Wawn. of tho ateamer Harpalyce. here the treatment of Cutaneous disorders be
ted?y from Swansea, Wales, reported eaww. ot Ita IgPj-*lte-dcahrov ing prop
that on February 21 he spoke to **ty- Nothing Mf?a ever been fount to
tho steamship Florence Pile, hound toke its piso? Ma treating the irritable
from Norfolk for Kuoenstown with e and inflammatory akin ?ffccthm- While
cargo of1 grain, about 300 mtles east J?* ?^hllsl??* a peroaaent cur*
aoutheaat of New York In distress. 4ti?CT*r 2 __?,t?^hdue **. itchln? irrl
__?^J??__fti __-???!: at"c^_^?_l? ?E'J???
lng by until morning Captain Wawn iW^iMnlg-lH?ili ,,tl.t., i, ,
decided to proceed here with all ?-???EL J^J?tL?^__i_^Lfc __?
speed an* ask that assistance be ^^^^^^'^
CapUIn Pearn, of tho Pile, signal ?cd " Un?R??^
that one of tho crew had been lost afford JK, -*rticuL_rlTUa itc-iwr Eesena.
overboard and that another had both urov<_K^erv welceate. '
lee? broken and needed immediate BK
"^TllTlMIMIIISIIII I _l^^- n i il.