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The Abbeville Press and Banner,!
BY W. W. & W. R. BRADLEY. ABBEVILLE, S. 0., WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1905. ESTABLISHED 1844fjA
Our Friends The Microbe*.
Sing ? song of microbes,
Dalniy little ibings,
Ears and eyes and horns and tails,
Ciuwh Htid tangs and slings.
?. M'crobes lu the carpet.
Microbes in lUe wall.
Microbes in the vestibule,
: Microbes in the bai I.
M lcrobes ou my money,
Microbes in my hair,"
Microbes on my meat and bread,
, , Microbes everywhere.
' \1 lAPMhau I., t hnllur
Microbes In the cheese,
Microbes on -the knives and forts,
Microbe* in tbe breeze,
J Microbes id .lie whiskey,
Microbes iu the beer,
Microbe.- iu llie inilk and tea,
i Micfobtx by iue year.
Microbes iu iiie kitchen,
Microbes lti (be bed,
Microbes on the brush aud comb,
Microbes Iu my bead,
Microbes Iu th?- laucel.
Microbes in tbe dralus.
Microbes Io my shoes aud boots,
Microbes In my bruins.
Krie ds are Utile microbes,
Enemies are big,
Lite among the microbes is?
Nothing "Infra dig."
' Fussy little microbes,
Billions at a birth,
Make our tlesb and blood and bones,
Keep us on tbe earth.
Whnt "Jl" Sees anil Hears on Hin
Rounds in Country and in Town.
CLOSING KXEK ISES OF ABBEVILLE'S GRADED
On last Thursday evening an unusually
lame audleuoe assembled in the Court House
to witness tbe closing exercise* of Abbeville's
. Graded School wfiich were both interesting
and entertaining. Tbe young ladles of the
graduating class will never loot prettier,
unless it is when they are led to Hymen*
Altar by some chivalrous Knight. Each of '
them were gowned in soft wblte silk, while (
the young inen of tbe class looked tlielr best.
Tbe appreciation of tbe et-says and recitations
were shown to a marked u?gree b> tbe ,
profusion ol oeautlful flowers aud exquisite
-J bouquets literally showered upon each one ot
tbe graduates, as well as tbe sounds of applause
that greeted tbeni.
The class reflected great credit upon Prof.
( L, W. Dick and his efficient eorps of teachers,
each and all of whom have been painstaking
and zealous In tbe training of the scholars in
every department, sfr that tbe greatest satisfaction
is expressed by trustees and patrons,
and the School hasjusi closed a most nucces*ful
term, and is in a most flourishing condition.
j. Abbeville, and especially the patrons are to
' be congratulated upon their splendid graded
Mrs. Lambert Caldwell will leave next
week for a protracted visit to friends in
Prof. J. Q. Clinkscaies, of Spartanburg,
nent last Sunday In the ctty the gue<t ol his
kinsmsn, Mr. John M. Gambrell.
' There were do services in the Methodist
? church last Sunday, owing to the absence ul
the pastor, Rev. P. B. Weils, who went to St.
George to deliver an address before the High
School ot that place, and on his return was to
deliver last Monday night a Literary address
in the town of Ninety Six.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Brown accompanied by
ihelr friend MtssLUlle Tempieton win leave
tomorrow. Thursday, for a trip to New York
and other cities of Interest.
( Mr. C. E Sharp, of Donaids Is In the city atn
' Mr. and Mrs. Brogdon, of this city wlii
make their home In Atlanta, as Mr. Broedon
has secured an office position in the Gate
Mr. A. E. Taylor, of Salisbury, Is in the city
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Moore.
Mlse Sallle Roche Is off on a pleasure trip
among the mountains ol New York State.
Conductor J. C. Marshall, of Andersoo, with
two of his children arrived In the city lasi
Thursday. Mr. Marshall hns returned but
toe chlloren will remain with their grandmother,
Mrs. Fannie i. Marshall, for a while.
The many IrlendH oi Mrs. Mary DuPree will
be glad to learn of her improved condition,
as at this writing t>he is at>l? to sit up a little,
tls hoped she will soon be quite weil again.
ENGLAND IN AMMtH'A!
Where? Why at L. T. & T. M. Miller's cltj
grocery w here "hot and lee tea" were drawn
from the same pitcher. This Arm is up to
date, always on the "lookout" for everyihinj: *
new which they 'catch on the fly" aDd present
to their patrous In the most tempting 1
and attractive style. Iced and hot tea were <
served yesieruay "iree 10 an uy a liuuuun
expert. There Is nothing more refreshing 1
than <t cup ot well flavored and nicely drawn <
tea, and such tea cau always be found at tbe s
city grocery." '
It would seem from the amounts found bj i
the Jurors this week that the clieuts through i
tbeir attorneys are drawing ou tbe treasurj '
of tbe Seaboard Air blue Company. Who ^
can estimate tbe love of a fona wife, and he> 5
gentle Influence In the hom*^ of a loving <
mother? Such Is Indeed prlcele?H. Or who
can jndge of tbe example and managemen t o?
a kind and thoughtful husband and loving I
father Id the home circle? Such is beyoun
any pecuniary consideration, for money cat,not
purchase these tor anv home berelt of ltrbead?father
and husband. '
InvitatioaB are issued announcing tb< 1
marriage of Frof. Arthur Mason Dul're u '
Mit-s Caroltne Elizabeth Chambers of Gainesville,
On., which happy event w t > 1 take plac>
od Thursday evening, June 15. 19?>5, at j
o'clock at th home of the bride.
Invitations are issued announcing th? marriage
of Mr. Foster Barnwell to Misk Kispan
Thompson, of Abbeville, on Wednehdaj, (
June 7,1905, at the home of tbe bride.
Miss Antoinette Hammond Is borne aeau; |
to tbe deilgbkof many friend*. She has beei. i
taking a thorough c.ur?e In rxiunic and volet
r culture at shorter College, Home, Ga.
e Mr. C. V. Hammond bos Just returned from <
a pleasant visit to Ills daughter Mrs. Bat- i
oombe Brogdon at Sewauee, Ga., also t< <
t relatives and friend-* in Atlanta.
We notice the bicycle track linn recently ,
heen graded and rolled, what's up? Are we i
to have another flue bicycle tournament? It i
not, why Dot? As the flrst and on'y one |
Abbeville ever bad was a graud success and
! was an occasion of iDterest and pleasure to
borne folks and visitors ,
HERE AND THEKE ON ROUTE NO 3.
M168 Annie Gibert and Miss Mangle Kvans :
of Lebanon lett last Monday to attend the
Commencement exercises of Chicora College
of Greenville, S. C.
| Misses Lessle and Willie Riley two bright
S little glrlB of Sharon arespeDding a while
with tbelr parents Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kiley ot
Pledmoud. These are two pretty little girl* ;
who always hall the weekly visits of the
Press and Bunner with delgbt.
Miss Annie Mary Evans one among the
prettiest and most attractive young ladies on
route No. 3 will graduate from Chicora College
this week and 1? expected home tomorrow,
where 6he will brighten the home and
social arch ol Lebanon.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter W11?ot were among
tbe visitors In the city last Mondav.
T /I 1 It,.* mx*. rxf I! o (or.
mors has two large fields of fine corn, about
f, six acres we judge.
Shertfl Lyon and Super A. E. Thompson
were rldiug out on route Xo. 3 last Monday
A good old adage Is "make hay while the
nun shines" but alas, this order of eventH has
been charged these modern days and It
dow reads "Uestroy'jay wbiletbesun shines"
and make cotton, at any rate this Is what
the farmers all over this southland are doIng,everything
big enough to lift a hoe is
2 Is now rushing for life against the grass;
from the 10 years old boy to his great great
aunties and uncles may be 6een In the
gj Ou Monday we saw treasurer Bradley
taklDg a round with the plow on his city
plantation, and In the afternoou as we came
Id he was watcblog a number of hands who
were sllDgitig their hoes with a vim, Mr.
haHnnna in that trlfp mfivi m
I "He who by the piow would thrive.
Must himself eltber?bold or guide."
If the hot sunshine of last Mod day continues
for a week many crops will be iu
fl rstclass condition.
Corn Is growing and looks green and fresh,
wheat and oats are beginning to ripen and
harvest time la near at hand wbeu the "big
straw pens" will tn&ke cue of the prettiest
pictures of rural life on the farm.
Potatoes and melons are looking well and
/tfnnrl r> cr futt
IAli the farmer wants now 1b warm weather
and sunshine and plenty of help.
ABBEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
( losing KxercNrN of Auolhrr Scliol
The annual commencement of the Abbe
vi:ie Graded School wan held on last Thun.
day night In the Court Ili'Ui-e, which hat
? ?' r/iuilmouc fi?r lliin fi/rukldl
"WU Kill, ... u
?i h11 occasion* in Abbeville.
lu ioimer times our people mny have resiei
too much on the shadow of the great inei
who gave tone and pharacter to the citizen
ship, but now, Instead of lo< k ii k backward
htiu living In the halo ot distinguished neigh
bors and kinsmen, the sensible and the .better
part of our people look to their children
as the hope and g ory of a country, as the
pride of the State, nud a* the rulers of a great
Ln former times, under the pood old days
only the rich and a tew favored sons of other*
could obtain an fducatiou. Now, a fio?
school house is iu tbe center of a live anc
-Education like salvation, is free alike to
rieb aDd poor. IVt no loiter have the aris
tocracy of wtallb but we ha\e a better arJs
tocracj? an arisu cracy ot biains,an aristoor,".'
ey of character, an aristocracy of individual
acquirements, au aristocracy of personal Intelligence,
an ai islocracy ol will power In tbt
best and truest manhood.
Children's children are an old man's crown
but our own children are the parents' jewelt
and their greatest glory. Looking to tbf
welfare of their children our people have pul
up a splendid building wherein the blessing*
HUdtbe benelits of mm eduratIon are Imparled
to all the children with equal generosity.
The race in life is now more even than ever
belore, and the boy who chooses to be born ol
urniuy (iMreiJIR, llimr t-iinionr.
may hope to wlu out Id the great race which
is belore him.
While the weakling must have the countenance
and the sustaining hup ol kindred,
and while the nincompoop maj' try to live
Id n superficial air, be must nevertbelet-s, sacrifice
his own selNresptct Id depending upon
the kindness and the partiality ol others.
But Ihe boy that Is borD with (rue maDhood
In bin}, II iqulpped with a good education, In
more Independent and can command or conquer
As an Institution which rqulpK the manhood
and the womanhood ol a pe?plf for the
duties and responsibilities ol lite is t he headcenter
ol a people, so in the minds and hearts
of our people our school outstrips all
other institutions. All bearts turn to our
school, and at Ithe children go to it for that
knowledge which Is most needlul.
The Urmleri High School.
hoaki) of trustees. ;
O.D Brown. Chairman.
F. B. Ciary, Secretary.
Jno. A. Harris,
J. Alien Smith,
J. C. Thompson,
P. B. Speed.
C. A. Mllford,
W. P. Green.
L. W. Dick. Principal.
W. tfc. Bradley, A-?!slant principal.
Miss Wlnton Parks,
Miss Emma Harris,
Miss Mae Robertson, I
Miss Sara White,
Miss Mary Nance.
Miss Bertha White,
Miss Julia White,
Miss Kale Harris.
The Cotlou Mill School.
?Mrs. lizzie tason,
Miss Rosa Maxwell.
The Closini; Exercfoea.
Salutory?Clluto n Gr?ydon.
Class History?Will lptn K.lugh.
Essay?School Fri endships?Miss Irene
Essay?O ur Flag?Miss Fay Sellers.
Essav?A Man's a Man lor a'Tbat?
Mish Lortna Beachsm.
Essay?Joan of Arc?Miss Irene Wilson
Essay?No Excellence Without Labor
? Miss Giace Hemphill.
Class Poem?Jack Hardin.
E-say?The Age ol Chivalry?Miss
Essay?Patriotism?MIrs Lucy Calvert
Class Will?Miss Corne Graves.
It citation-Jimmie Butler and the Owl
?Miss Mary Miller.
Class Propbecv?Miss RuuetteT urner.
Valedictory?Miss lone Smllh.
Certificates of graduation were given to
fach 01 the class a* above.
The order of tbe exercises was perfect, and
he harmony and good feeling pervaded
*very heart. Tbe teachers were gratified
it the success of their own work, and tbe
wrents bad reasou to be proud qf their chIIlren.
The teachers experience a degree of
atisfactlon at the success of their children
hat others seldom realize. Tbe acquirements
ol tbelr pupils afford them great pieasjre.
Tbe beautiful tableaux ol youth and
jeauty on this occasion whs all that heart or
oul could wish. The future lives of these
,'oung folk will be as diadems in the glorious
:r"wu hi me gwu hhu jumuiui ihiiupib.
In speaking to one of the patroDs of the
chool the opinion was expressed ihat Mr.
Dick h?d giveD entire satisfaction. The reply
van, "Yea; and jou kuow. we all like Mr.
Mr. Dirk, as principal of the school we he au?e
has pleased this entire community and
?H f?'H gratified at his coming amongst ce.
\lr. Bradley and the other teachers have giv n
the hest and most acceptable service durng
t he year, and all huve been rc-elecled lor
mother j ear.
ipeciul KiKcn Yin SrnbttAril Air Line
?25.;J5t to N'agara Falls and return, account
it meeting M>?tic Shrine. Tickets on pale
Iune 17, IS and 19, final return limit .1 une 24t
By depositing and paying fee of SI 00, ticket
may he ex'emled until July 15th.
?25 K5 to Buffalo. N. Y., and return, account
mee'lng B. P. O. E'k?, Tickets on sale July 8,
land 10; final limit July lo'h. By depositing
ticket and paying fee of 50 cents same may be
i-xi'-niifU until August 1th.
524 40 to Asburv Park. N. J., and return, account
meeting National Kducational association.
Tickets on sale June 29th to July 2nd;
linal return ilmit Julv loth. Rv iii<nnRittni'
tickets ard paying fee of 50 cents same may
be extended until August ;>lKt.
J15.75 to Baltimore. Md., and return, account
Christian ?ndeavor convention. Tickets
on sale July 1st to 4th, Inclusive: good returning
to July J5th. By depositing ticket
md .laying lee of 21 00 extension until July
ilst m*y be obtained.
?5/J5 to Wilmington and return arcoun
summer scbcol, v\ rlghtsvlile, N. C. Ticket
on sale June 14,15 and 17:b ; final limit June
85.05 to Athens, Ga.. and return account
"timuter school Tickets on sale June ?3 to
;2t>th, lucluslve, July 1, S. and 15th ; tit al limit
tllteeu days from date ot sale. By depositing
ticket and paying fee of 50 cents same will be
extended nutll September 30th.
S15 85 to Nashville. Tenn., and retutn, account
Pea body summer school. Tickets on
sale June 11,12,18.19, 20, and 21 and July 2,
and rh ; good returning fifteen days from
date ol sale. By depositing and paying fee ol
50 cents tickets will be extended until September
?ll 45 to Louisville, Ky? and return account
Con I* derate Veterans reunion. Tickets
on M?la June 10th to 13th, inclusive. By
depositing ticket and paying fee of 50 cents
same will be extended until July 10th.
The rates quoted above apply from Columbia.
Correspondingly low rates from all
points. The Seaboard offers excellent s> rvict
to all of these points. For further information
call on or write J. C. Whitaker, C. P. A
T. A., or W. L Burroughs, T. P. A., city tick
VI UUiUO OU. I J-O .uaiu ouv.il, ^UUIIC OK,
Putnam's Fadeless Dyes, all colors at Milford's
Phone us your orders and let us show yot
bow quick we will execute them.
Phone 107. Mllford's Drug Store.
Bring us your prescriptions and save time
and money. Millord s Drug Store.
On duly all the time so go to Miliord'i
Drug Store and get what you want.
L. T. & T. Miller has just received seventytive
bushel* of sweet poialoes. Call aud supply
yourself before the.v are out.
S^e me before offering Abbeville Col tor
Mill stock for sale.
Robt. S. Link.
W> fill perscriptions. and with Dr. C. H.
McMurray a first honor gradual as pdrscrlptlon
clerk you may rest assured they will be
tilled right aud In good time.?Speed's Drug
<>?*ii?'rul ??s Xoich.
Rodjestvensky's ships are reported
. to have left Indo-Chinese waters, sailing
It is stated a special envoy will represent
France at the wedding of the
i German crown prince.
1 The. national association for the
i study of prevention of tuberculosis
i will uieet in Washington on Thurs
I Yale University will get the larger
part of the Hillhonse in New Haven,
the value of the gift being about $500,!
Upon the counsel of close advisers it
is said Emperor William did not de1
liver a speech seveiely arranging
The Aetna Trading Company
papers secured by the beef investigators
are said to reveal the secret
' methods of the beef trust.
The chamber of deputies sustained
> the French Government by postponing
indefinitely interpretaiou upoc
I the neutrality question.
Secretary of WarTaft is couducting
; the inquiry into the charge made by
I Minister Kowen and Assistant Sec>
retary Loomis against each other.
Th?- southern liantiats voted aerainst
a change in name, but will be oflicial]y
represented at the convention of
northern Baptists for the first time.
President (Jompeis has issued an
appeal to the American Federation of
Labor for funds to aid the striking
teamsters in Chicago, -and a meeting
of the executive hoard has been called.
A Pittsburg paper states that Joseph
Ramsey, Jr., retiring president of the
Wabash Kail road, and His associates
control the rich coalfields of "West
Virginia, which were supposed to be
owned by George J. Gould.
With a few scattered disturbances
May Day passed in Russia without
auy loss of lift1.
Government experts have demontV.ot
. l i. I.nw! rionrtomhorf
Oil aiCU IUUI Mir Vifc \/UUJVUIMVtl
cheese eau be umue in America.
A Japanese official declares Russian
hhipswerein Jndo-Chiuese waters as '
lat** as Friday las\
Nan Patterson has made an engagement
with Hurting & Seamons to go
on the stage at $I,S0O a week.
L. P. Ohliger, an ex-congressman
from Ohio, pit ad guilty to issuing a
bogus draft and was sentenced to 1
eijiht years in the penitentiary.
Charles Price of Reidaville, N. C.,
has beeu captured in East Radford, :
Va, He killed Robert Odell at Reidaville
May 2 and has confessed.
Mrs. Jessie Barllett Davis, the well '
known opera singer and long time
member of the Boatonians, died sud- ^
denly in Chicago of nephritis.
Wreckers ditched a train on the \
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad,
east.of Emporia, Ivan., and six !
passengers were injured two of them 1
John D. Rockefeller, J., Sunday 1
addressed his bible class at the Fifth 1
Avenue Baptist Church in New York, j
after five months'abtence in Europe, ]
which has caused ntue improvement '
in his physical condition.
A woman who said she was Carlot- '
ta, the wife of Maximillian, former !
emperor of Mexico, is said to have se j
cured S40.00U from the members of
the Italian colony in Boston on the '
pretense that she is the rightful claimant
to the Austrian throne.
The time limit of residence of Jew-'
ish merchants in the larger cities of 1
Russia is to be removed.
The bronze equestrian statue of j
General Natham B. Forrest was un- j
veiled at Memphis, TenD.
Governor-General Sokolovsky of
Ufa province was probably fatally
shot in a public square at Ufa.
J. P. Morgan is interested in a $20- 5
0,000.000 company, which is promot- 1
ing electric light and pneumatic tube 1
system for London. .
Minister Bowen denies that he ever 1
filed any "charges" against Assistant \
A new York magistrate decidtd J
that marriage under the Mosaic law i
without the civil ceremony required j
in Austria were not binding. !
Kirke La Shelle, a well known
play wright and theatrical manager, 1
died at Belleport, L. I aged 41 years. !
. The Congregational ministers who 1
favored acceptance of the Rockefeller :
gilt for missions issued a statements J
and the committee of protestants, '
.made a reply. *
One of the most important crimi- '
nal cases that has been tried in any '
of the criminal courts for years past '
will come up next week when August ,
W. Machen, former superintendent of '
frte delivery of the postoffice depart- 1
ment will be brought from Mounds- 1
ville prisou to stand trial on the
additional indictments recently found
Mr. J. Allen Sa itb, president of the
Bank of Abbeville, is one of-the most
welcome visitors to the city and one
who enjoys coming to the city as much
as anyone. Already well known in
business life, lie proved himself, socially,
a most delightful gentleman on
the occasion of liis recent visit to Anderson
for the annual banquet of the
Chamber of Commerce. His happy
text?a closer friendship between the
sister counties, Abbeville and AuderHon?met
with hearty responte.?Daily
DR. J. R. NICKLES,
Office over C. A. Milford's Drug Store.'
Dr. S. G. Thomson,
OFFICE CP-STAIRS ON Mo.lLWAIN
Corner, Abbeville. 8. 0.
, DR. J. A. DICKSON,
GOLD KILLINGS; CHOWN AND BRIDGE
WORK A SPECIALTY.
A GOOD PLATE $8.00
AMALGAM FILLINGS?oo and. 1.00 I
I OFFICE OVER BARKSDaLE'S STORE.
J. M. N1CKLES,
j .Attorney at Law, j
Al)oovillo, S. C.
Office with VV. N. Graydon. '
Address of Mr. IiewiH W. Parker B<
fore Bank^i'N' A?M?riaii<-ii.
Following is the address on the sul
ject of "Bonded Warehouses," delivei
ed by Mr. L. W, Parker on Wed net
day before the bankers' convention:
i have been asked to address you tc
day upon a subject in which I as
much interested and upon a subjec
...U T in 4
wiiiuu l ucjicvc is wi luuru luicitrot V
you as bankers. Thoueh I am my
self a banker, in a small way, my ad
dresH to you may mc|re properly b
the views of a manufacturer.
I do not think there is any subjec
which should appeal to you wit!
greater interest than that of t)onde(
Cotton is the orie staple upon whicl
we here in the South depend and upot
which our whole interest is centered
In the summer and fall we think o
cotton, dream of it, and if we do no
feed upon it, we are conscious of th<
fact that it is the source througl
which we will obtain our daily bread
If this is the case, then it is a sub
ject with regard to which it is well t(
consider what is the best way to pre
serve it and bow to give such value tc
that product that the producer ina^
get a full return.
From the standpoint of a manufac
turer, which, as I have said, I am in i
larger way than a banker, we hav<
gone through most peculiar condition!
within the past two years. We hav<
seen cotton rise from 8 cents to 17 l-l
cents and fall to 6 1-2 cents, condition!
which have been hard upon the man
facturer, hard upon the producer ant
hard upon the community at large
If such a condition can be guarded
against in the future it is certainly U
the interest of the whole country tc
take every possible step iu this direc
Today, with the variations which
are attending the value of cotton, tbf
manufacturer has almost ceased to bf
a legitimate manufacturer and has become
in oue sense of the word a gambler,
in so much as his profits are dependent
upon the success with which
he has purchased his raw material.
As I said in the outlet we are all
more or less dependent upon the success
of the cotton crop and its marketing.
If the farmer is successful, if he
has made good crops and has gotten a
fair price for his staple, the community
at once feels the elFect of the prosperity.
He trades freely with the
merchant and pays his bills promptly:
the merchant is thus stimulated tc
buy more freely, anticipating active
sales, aDd is enabled to meet his obli
eations to ihe satisfaction of the tmiik
with which he dea's; the bank haa it*
r>bligations met at maturitv and see*
its deposits steadily increase; the manufacturer
ha- the assurance that he
san sell his product to good advantage
and is enabled to figure Lis margin ol
profit, while today he is confronted by
the uncertain question of the price ol
bis raw cotton. ?
The cotton crop of 1903-1904 was
jnly teu million bales, while in the
season of 1904-1905 we had an astonishing
increase to fourteen million
bales, making an aggregate for the
two years of twenty four million bales.
The world's consumption at ?i maximum
of ten million eight hundred
thousand bales, or putting it at eleven
ind a half million bales, as some have
?stimated for the presentyear, makine
i total for the two years of twenty
three million bales, was ample for the
world's seeds and sufficient to prevent
;he unparalleled fluctuations which we
have seen within the past two years,
could we arrive at and carry out somp
jolution of the problem of handling
and marketing our crops with more
The solution 1 think can be found
n the development of a proper system
>f warehouses throughout the South.
Fhe warehousing of agricultural proiucts
is nothing new in the world. 'I
am probably not so well up on the
Bible as some of my Presbyterian
^rethern present, but 1 believe it was
Joseph who stored the excess of seven
prosperous years to mpet the needs of
the seven years of famine which he
had prophesied and foretold. As
Joseph provided for the years of famine
in the years of plenty, so we
should in good crop years store our excess
product for the years of shortage
titVtinW rvinof fnllAllf nmfrwn fm*v?
? UiVti UiUOb iv/liun , A Uv>l vlwiV| 1IWUJ
that view the warehouse is important.
But there is no view from which it
is so important as that of the waste
attendant upon tbe holding of cotton,
as it is to a very large extent ht Id by
the farmers of the present day. I do
not think the people of the South realize
the extent of the waste which is
due the improper care of our staple
product. At this season of the year
we find practically every bale of cotton
mulched to the extent of forty
pounds of damage. In this section ol
tbe cotton belt we know that in
many cases the damage exceeds
forty pounds to the bale. A few
days since I purchased 27 bales of cot
ton and refused to pay for-it until il
had been picked and weighed. Whec
this was done the damaged cotton wat
found to weigh li.215 pounds, or aboul
six and a half bales. Now when tin
number of bales held bv tho South is
considered the loss to us through ini
proper cure rurs up into the millions?
Are we to impress this fact upon oui
people and give them the opportuniij
to make this saving? Are we nol
hound in justice to us all to make pro
visions to prevent such a waste? Th?
only practicable system, of course, is
the erection of warehouses.
By whom should these warehouses
he constructed, I th ink the Southern
Cotton Growers association has givei
wise advice to the South and has sav>
ed them many millions of dollars, bul
with all deference to them, they hav<
made a mistake in the methods advo
cated. The as-oeiation has advisee
the farmers to erect small warehouses
in each town where there could bt
had for storage two thousand bales 01
more. That will not meet the needs
of the question for half a dozen rea
sons. In the first place a warehouse
is not needed in every small commun
ity. What is needed is a warehouse
so situated as to serve as a distributing
point. When the storer in the ware'
liouse situated in a small community
conies to sell his product, he is limited
as to his market and is unable to obtain
tompetitive bids, thereby receiving
the highest price. If he lias ahipped
bis cotton to a central community it ii
then ready for distribution aud at th<
best prices. To illustrate, a warehouse
?-established here in Anderson, autl
there has.been one I am told that oper
! ated successrully for quite a while, it
]' in a central position because when a
mati comes to sell he has not one or two,
'* but several mills to whom to sell. II
the warehouse is so located as to be
convenient to dift'frent lerritoriep, as
fj Anderson, Greenville, and Spartan1
burg. Then when the producer comes
0 to sell he has further advantages.
The railroads of the South have done
much to encouracfi this storinc in npn
B tral communities through the use of
what is known an the privilege of
"Concentration and Substitution,"
that is the privilege of shipping to a
central warehouse where ihe cotton
may be stored until its final destination
is decided, and then forwarded on
the same bill of lading and at practically
the same expense, as would have
been the case bad the shipment gone
from its original place of shipment.
The next point is the construction
of the warehouse itself. If it is constructed
of small capacity, it is not
apt to be of standard character. In
hardly anything has there been so
marked a decrease in the expense of
insurance as in the standard warehouses.
When I begau business nearly
twenty years ago, it was nothing
unusual for the insurance to pay two
and a half per cent. What i9 it touruu
~ 1 1
uay. yy iiLi a luuiwu^ui)1 SLailuaiU
3 warehouse, a rate of fifteen cents per
j hundred can be obtained and I know
J of rates now being secured from the
? heat old line companies even less than
" this, while in the best of the mutual
' companies a rate can be secured of
four to five cents per hundred, or
' about one twentieth of one per cent.
> The difference between the coat of
) storage, consequent upon this, is
" about six cents per bale per month,
or about one quarter of one per cent
1 per month. The small community,
i however, cannot be prepared to pro5
perly protect warehouses against
Next, in a small community it is
' not a business. Warehousing today
1 ought to be a business and followed
with more care, and it requires the
' same tact and ability that is required
" by any other busiuess. We all Know
' the charucter of the men in- charge of
! the warehouse in small towns. They
1 give the warehouse a short time each
" day, probably receiving or turning out
" some cotton, but they are not impress(
ed with relations with which they
I stand as regards the storer and the
1 parties with whom he deals and from
! whom he borrows money upon the
cotton stored. I have no doubt many
; of you have had experiences similar
1 to what 1 myself have had, having ac1
cepted receipts from local warehouse
' companies in the belief that the cot!
ton would stay there until the surren
der of the receipt, and then find when
: the note falls due that the storer has
obtained possession of the cotton some
: time since, upon his assurance to the
warehouseman that he would make it
1 all right with the bank when the note
: came due. Whac you need is to have
a company of such a capital of such
size and in charge of such men that
1 its receipts will be given full credence
in the whole community, and uot on'
ly it) South Caaolina but throughout
the United States and even abroad.
How is that to be accomplished? I
: do not think there is any business
which cannot be accomplished in the
South, and 1 do not beleive there is
1 any great enterprise needed in the
South but when the South has the
' private capital which can be found
and enlisted for its establishment.
Today in South Carolina, capital of
: | $500,000 or more could be most proplorlv
ovnanrlcH in t.lio r>rwinf.riif>t.inn nf
warehouses and if such warehouses
were put iDto one large corporation
with a capital which would be sufficient
to show that the banks might
accept its receipts with perfect security,
then you would have the advantage
of beiug able to borrow at much
lower rates of interest than can now
bt had and the banks would have a
security which they would feel was
absolutely secure. There is probably
no collateral in this country which is
better than cotton. If the system of
warehousing is properly understood
and carried out I do not believe any
security will be accepted with more
readiness than cotton. We can only
get the full use of such collateral by
the establishment of such warehouses
with such capital and in charge of
such officers. This would then give
us the following benefits:
1st. Lower rates of interest.
2nd. Saving iu waste and country
3rd. The fact that we can regulate
i the trend of cotton market from sea!
son to season at a normal expense,
which the producer can well afford to
lean remember in my earlier days
F when the rates of storage were as
i much as fifty centsjper bale per month
i and that in a warehouse with little
' safety. Today with a properly con
structed warehouse and the best rates
t of insurance you can store at a profit
t at from eight to ten cents per bale per
i month including insurance. Theret
fore, under such circumstances the
; planter can carry his cotton over from
i season to season in the hope of getting
- a more satisfactory price. Now these
. are the questions which would interr
est vou as a banker.
r I do not think it i9 necessary to go
t out of tbe state of South Carolina to
- 'organize and construct such a system
i ofjwarehouses. If business men havi
ing tbe confidence of the whole state
would lake up tbe question I do not
i think there is any business which is
i open to more profit than is warehouse
1 ing in South Carolina. As I have
- said I am interested in it as a manut
facturer, because it will save him the
i trouble of having to carry this cotton
himself. If he waits until late in tbe
1 season to buy be is afraid of the quali
ity of tbe cotton, or in many cases he
j is uuable to get his cotton at home
r and is forced to go out of tbe commuui
ity to purchase. If tbe planter could
be enabled to carry his cotton, it
> uuvo Mio mo n iifnntn ror thia
trouble and at the same time the
planter would be enabled to get the
advantage of the higher price, which
he would not otherwise get did he not
carry his cotton. The producer is the
I proper man to carry his product and
. I uTltAn Hi/1 lluu nrviilrl hottor niolro
VV liCU UC U |U UJ1C UC WUIU WV> HVI UiUUb
; bis calculations for .the next season.
The question has just been asked as to
3 what is my opinion of bonding these
j I take the position, which I am
f sure is correct, that if a company is or.
ganized with sufficient capital and in
, charge of competent men, no bond
L will be necessary. Each cotton mill
with a capital of, pay $500,000, is able
i- to float its paper for a much greater
j amount, so it would be with the ware,
house company. It would have no
liability and would find no trouble in
floating its receipts, provided it had
the sufficient capital.
CHINA BOYCOTT'S GOODS,
In Ketarb fur American Boycott on
Washington, D. C., May 18.?China
will oppose to Chinese exclusion its
boycott of American goods. This was
announced officially today by the Chinese
Asked what was meant by the action
of China in deciding not to purchase
American eoods. the*Chinese
minister said: '
"It means business. China will not
buy a yard of American goods while
America violates het treaty obligations
by excluding or deporting Chinese."
The Chinese diplomat explained
that the treaty of 1868 between China
and America gave full freedom of intercourse
Chinese under that treaty,
could come to America, and America ,
could rade with Chiua. This treaty
was modified by the treaty of 1880*
which provided that the United ;
States and China might make an
agreement excluding Chinese laborers.
This was done in 1894 by a treaty lim- ,
ited to 10years, which treaty expired!
last year. The expiration of this
treaty, the Chinese diplomat asserts,
places the two countries in the position
in which they were placfed by the
treaty of 1880. Every Chinaman excluded
or deported is excluded or deported
in violation of the treaty obligations
of the United States to China.
The only way in which there can be 1
no such exclusion, tbe Chinese bold, (
is by a treaty providing for it. No
such treaty is now in' force.
Among other interests which will j
suiter severely from the boycott, are
the cotton growers anci millers or the
sOuth, China being a large consumer j
of American cotton and cotton goods, i
. Boll Weevil's Fou Found.
A new and unknown worm has appeared
in' the Louisiana sugar district.
It is brown, about an inch long,
and like a caterpillar, but free from
fuzz. The worm has done great harm
to both cane and corn, and has retard- ,
ed the growth of the cane for two or
three weeks, but it is thought that the
recent heavy rains will tend to kill ,
At the same time, a beetle has been ,
discovered in Texas on which the ,
farmers are counting to rid them of |
the boll weevil. Samples have been
f?ent to the department of agriculture, j
The beetle will, in captivity, attack ,
weevils which are pilaced in the bottle j
with it, and will afterward devour ,
them. Whether it will do so in the
field has not been definitely determin- |
Dr. F. E. Harrison of Abbeville is ]
onnihar mon whn ha? cnnA tn another
town and shown what Anderson men
can do. He is a brother of Mr. W. H. *
Harrison and Mrs. J. G. Cunningham
of this city.?Daily Mail. 1
. - ]
Glassware at Dargan's In abundance.
The floest candy you ever saw for only 10
cents a pound at Dargan's.
Lumber, Sash, Doors, B
Best Portland Cement, full ba
Just received three cars Shing
best. Car of Doors, Sash and Bli
Lumber on hand. Flooring, Ceiling
Get our prices and we will do
The same old stand, p
I. -IISI KJLklJ VUC KJk UUVUit II w
otlier paint on tho other house. ?
" The Kind 1
and the otlier with any other pain'
some mixed paint or Lead and 01
lot of paint this time; next
Paint for both houses?in fact w
the other house before the M
" T1IE TEST PROVEi
C. A. Milford,.
Appendicitis Dne to Bad Teeth. ' '>aaBI
London Mail. i
Appendicitis is often due to bad .'!$ ,-fi
teeth, said Dt. E. fl. Thompson, lec- . 1
turing at Greshan college, London.
The 9ame organisms, be said were -'^ij 1
present both in defective teeth and in ' |
the diseased appendix, which proved j
that the dental decay was capable of . '$1 j
causing appendicitis. . ' 11
"I see no evidence to show that our I
tooth arc Hot?rlnrsHnor tn An ?1armtno> '-j9H
extent with the growth of oiviliza- Ms
tion," he declared, and he pointed out
that an even larger proportion of die* J
eased teeth had been fouDd among /.Ji I
Egyptian and Roman than existed at 1
"Tobacco has an injurious effect on ?
the digestion," he went on, "but I do |
not think that nicotine has any more - ^ J
effect on the teeth than alcohol." Bat |
tobacco certainly blackens the teeth,
and so causes many persons who are ; ^ I
careful of their personal appearance to , v > g
brush their teeth more often than they I
would otherwise do." a
He had found cod liver oil amazing- '^nf
ly successful in promoting the growth |
of teeth in children, and he reco- y.'M 1
mm ended the toothbrush drill as a ' "M 1
i .r it - t l ? _ # l ? T\_ VTflH
part 01 me cumcuium ui huuooiv. ur. v.js j
Thompson also urged the practice of |
washing the teeth after meals, and |
rubbing them twice a day, and partic- .. 1
ularly the last thing at night. I
The grand jury at New Orleans has -!M j
charged that the police of that city V-i !
are in the pay of tne gamblers. j
Dominic J. Murphy, of Washington j
has been appointed conenl to Bor- . \ 1
rileaux, to succeed the late Albion W. ^ j
Esta'. 3f William S. Penney, Dec -mk
Notice of Settlement and Appli- | j
cation for Final Disoharge. j
T'AKE NOTICE that on the 18th day of >?|
-L Jodo, 190B, I will render a final aoooont . 'flfl
of my actings and doings as Administraioror .
the Estate of William 8. Penney, deceased, In .
the office of Judge of Probate Sr Abbeville .
Connty at 10 o'clock a. m., an ontbesame
day will apply for a final discbarge from my 'ta?wl
trust as such Administrator.
All pefaons having demands against said
estate will present tbem for payment on or ?*?
before tbat day, proven and authenticated or "
be forever barred.
George Penney, < JmBM
May 12,1906. Administrator. '
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ''%3t
County of Abbeville.
Court of Common Pleas.
Joseph F. Lee against T. V. Cresswell
By authority of a Decree of Sale by
the Court of Common Pleas for Abbe- r^$9
ville County, in said State, made in the
above stated case, I will offer for sale, i
at Public Outcry, at Abbeville C. H.,
3. C.. on Salesdav in June (5th). A. D.
1905, within the legal hours of sale the ' j
following described land, to wit: All >
that tract or parcel of land situate, ly- 1
ing and being in Abbeville County, in
the State aforesaid, containing Eighty- 39
Three Acres, more or less, and bounded
by lands of T. V, Cresswell, G. B. McCaslin'sEstate,
Y. P. Reagan, A. W.
Browd and others, and being a portion
of the land formerly ownedby the late
T. C. McBride, deceased, and descending
to the late Margaret McBride,
daughter of the said T. C. McBride of
whom Jane B. Cresswell is the only ' ^
surviving heir. v si
Terms of Sale?Cash. Purchaser to
pay for title and recording title.
L. W. Perrin,
Master A. C., S. U.
May 12, 1905.
linds, Shingles, Lime. ,
.rrel, $2.50. ?
les, from the cheapest to the very s
nds just in. Two cars Dressed
r and Siding.
the rest?viz: Sell You?]
ear S. A. L. Depot.
etl. Y/e want to sell you Mastic |i
vould rather you would use some |*g
Paint the two at once?one with |m
xed Paint I j
hat Lasts" ||
t, it matters not what brand? M
I. "We will only sell you one n|
time we will sell you Mastic gg
re expect to sell you paint for Sj8
asiic house needs repainting. H
/ WHICH IS ZEST" M
, Inc.. LOUISVILLE. KY. *
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