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UH. AUL,L, HDITOR.
A PERSONAL APPEAL. I have been connected with The Herald and News as editor for more than seventeen years. When it was bought from Mr. A. C. Jones on March 7, 1887, by Aull & Hou seal, the subscription list was about six hundred. It rAn up to 1,200 and when it was changed to twice a week the list began to increase until now it takes more than 186o papers to fill our mailing list. We have tried ito; jtd,A thae vftn of- pro gress, it v .avi Ebdred -hard for the advancement of the best in terests of this county and town. Those things that we conceived for the best interests of the whole peo ple-for their material and moral nplifting-we have advocated re gardless of the consequences to our selves. Many times we have led the agitation for public utilities which at the beginning had few ad vocates, but by persistence we have acconplished results. For the past four years on account of absence from the business little or no effort has been made to collect what is due us. I am compelled to raise $15oo by the first of Dec. I find that ioo subscribers owe the paper from one year up to several, the average being about $5.oo. It is a small matter to each one of you, but you can readily see what it means to me. A great many have responded to the statements which we sent out, but a great many more have not. Vou have been kind to us in many respects, and this appeal is made to you for the purpose of get ting the money and putting the paper in position to serve you better in tile future than it has in the past. I do not want you to seud the money this week, but on the 16th of this month which is next Mon day, I hope that every subscriber who is in arrears will make it a part of his duty on that day to send us at least $1.50 and as much more as you can if you owe it. This re quest is made in real earnest, and I trust that there is not one su~o scriber who will fail to comiply, if he be in arrears. Will you respond? I'here are those wlho live beyond the borders of the county to whom tl paper has gone regularly for many years as a welcome message from t'eir 01(d home remiindinig them of the scenes of other days. Many of these have not paid us for several years. This appeal is meant for you as well as for others. Surely there is nio onie so poor that he cani not pay 0one year's subscription. If he is, and will write us, we will charge up what lhe owes to profit and loss and send1( him a receiplt. Bumt we know thiere is none such. We are not in the habit of con stantly sending statements r'or of pub)lishiing reminders, but at this tuime we neced the money and have no way of getting it except from those wh~lo owe us and for whom we have worked. Remember the day and remember that we are very much ini earniest ini this appleal to you. You know whether you owe us or not , amid if there is any mnis take in your credit we will gladly correct it. Any date after the 16th up to the 1st will answer, but I should be glad to have it all colme Inl in a lump11 sumll. Please do0 not disappoint mie and( I wvill conitimnue to give you my best service. Silnce rely, F,di tor. It is said that the negroes imi I,al caster counlt y have a deadly fear of the cliaill ganmg, (ft eni payin1g prettyV stiff fies iln order to keep oil. TPhis RBLATING TO COTTON. In marked contrast to the cotton figures of the esteemed Mr. Buston, are those of the New York Journal of Commerce, which is one of the most accurate and painstakiug pa pers in the world. On the basis of replies from 1,275 correspondents in every cotton State it estimates the crop at 9,603,660 bales, the per centage of decline as compared with last year being as follows by States: ArkansaIs 25, Florida 5, Georgia io, Lousiana 15, Mississippi 15, North Carolina io, South Carolina io, Teinnessee io, Texas 7. Alabama is the only State which does not show a decreased crop--its output is estimated at the same as last year Daniel Sull &Co., cotton bro kers- i eVervdTkt) these fgures are indeed start ling." The New York Sun, in the course of a cotton article, mentions that the United States furnish about 6o per cent. of the world's supply, of which we manufacture about one third, send one-third to England, half of the remainder to Germany and scatter the rest among some twenty other countries. It notes a decrease in the exports, due to an increased home demand and the fact that we have increased our export of manufactured cotton from $17, ooo,ooo in 1898 to $32,ooo,ooo in. 1902, and goes on to hold the usual threat over the South and to re hearse the well-worn story, saying: "The possibility of cotton produc tion in equatorial Africa, and in sub-tropical South Africa, and its production upon an extensive scale have been fairly demonstrated. There is little doubt that, before many years have passed, some if not all of our competitors will be fairly independent of the cotton fields of the United States.' It confesses, however. that "it will undoubtedly be several years before the cotton supply of East and West Africa, of Egypt, of India and Cen tral Asia will affect our cotton indus try," and meantime it may be re marked that several of us will be (lead inside of "several years' and none ofi us, therefore, need lose auy sleep about the South's loss of pri iacy inl cotton production or any serions decline in prices due to for (. ign competitioi. 'T'he tale told by lie Southern niggers who arrived in New York Thut slay from Liberia i, calculated to quiet any appreheli sion on this score, and besides, the question may be repeated. If the culture of cotton in Egypt, Asia and A frica is such an easy proposi tion why don't those who are pecu liarly interested get at :t instead of talking about it?-Charlotte Ob server. The total consumption of cotton for the world for the year 1902-'(3 was 14.351,930 bales against 14, 41.1,908 bales for the previous year. Of t-h is amount the United States consumied 4,075,101 foi 1902-' 03 and1( 4.037-332 for the p)revious year. The total prodluct ion of cotton in t he world for the year eniding Sep. illber 1, 1903 was 14.651,700, which left a surplus from the year's crop (If 299,700 bales. Tue Uniited States p)roduIcedl the year 1902-'03 10,5 11,020 bales, nearly three fourths of the enthte p)roduction of t,he world. The total production 1901 '02 for the world was 14,413,949 bales, wvhich was 959 b)ales less than the year's consumption. The su.rplus for the last several years has been' small and with a short crop this year, as is evident, and( an increase in mnills it dloes seemii that it will be impossible for the sp)ecuIlators to force the price dowvn. In fact iup to this time it has been imposs~.ile and we (do niot expeLct to 5ee cotton go) aniy lower. TPhe Sou therni States have f .r mianiiy y'ears fnrniishedI the lPrger part of the world's sup~pl y of cotton and will continue to (10 it for many years to come, and yet owing to pecuiliar coniditions the producer has nio choice in price or dlistrib)u tion. Hie has been forcedl to xmar ket this big mtoney crop) in two or three months and to take whatever those in charge of the money would be willinig to offer. The southern far mier has the be-st opportunity of aRny person1 we kniow to fot tn a gigamtic trust anld to dlei1mnd a fair price for the fruRit of his labor. The Atlamnia Jo...a editoiall says that the time is not far distan when the South will have increase4 banking facilities and by buildinj warehouses the farmer will be abl, to store his cotton and secure mone, on it and get a fair price for it When the price goes up then he cai sell and he will not be forced t< sacrifice it in two or three month of the year but he can sell at an, time of the year when the pric suits him. The Journal conclude its article with a quotation from thi New York Commercial: The cry has been raised that thi movement to establish warehouse in the south merely contemplate he for, ion Qfba '.0-ottA Ar ' This A ge19s6evull_ seems to us, in an article printed bj The New York Commercial: "A farmer can send his wheat t< the warehouse and borrow monel on his warehouse receipts. Thei if the market goes up he can sell hi; wheat for the advanced price. Th4 warehouse man does not control th< wheat or the wheat market. Any one can borrow money on cotton it the warehouse at New York, bn the warehouse men do not contro the New York cotton market. I soutihern interior points had th same werehouse facilities as Ney York and All of these warehouse! were owned by one man, it is difli cult to see how he controlled the market as long as he did not owt the cotton in the warehouses. "It would not only benefit thi southern cotton raisers if there wer< proper warehouses in the south, con ducted on the up-to-date busines. methods of the warehouses of to clay," said one well-posted cottot man, but it would benefit the mil men as well. It would be bettei for the mill men of New England t< have the cotton stored in the soutt until they get ready to use it that to have it in Liverpool where the3 cannot get it. It would be a splen did thing for the southern manu facturer, and you must recognize the establishrnent of great vestec interests in the manufacure of cot ton goods along the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains during the past few years. Ten years ago the southern cotton manufacturer was a very small factor in the price equa tion while today the southern cotton manufacturers consume about 2C per cent of the American growth.' Opposition to the scheme coimes mainly from connissioni men whk have been charging the farmer from $1 to $2 a bale, and from northern and foreign factors. Ofcourse these men do not like to see their profits cut down. But we cannot see how the south is to be injured by this, i4 the difference in profit is to go tc the farmer, with whom it belongs. One of the largest merchants in the city renmarkedl the other d1ay that the troule with Newberry ham always been that the muerchantu were too much absorbed in theii own business to take time to d( iiuythiing for the general welfare o1 he conununity and help onth progress of the city, j ust wvhat we have beeni telling them for many years. T1'here is too much busines: sel fishniess among our business mien We can't even keep up a smnal board of trade. Other towns am~ cities can, and find such organiza lions good for the coinnmunity, anc what is good for the whole is goot for the individuals who compose it Nearly all thle towns and citie: have sent representatives to the convention which is called for Co Ilumbia today to consider the inui gration scheme of Mr. Matheson. WVe need to get together and pul together for the inmterests of th< coln munjitv. Tlhe H-erald and News has no0 hi arch any more of the discontinn anice of connection with thme Sal udl line by the Bell1 Telephone Co., an< we trust the company has seen th<4 importance of this 'connectioni to it, local subscribers here in the city Quite a nmber of the subscriber have spoken to us about the matter adas the Newvberry merchants d< a very large business with tic Saluda people to take out this con nmect ion would not only be a gren iconmvenienmce to thiemi, but1 it wonul< also not them at gati5H(V,h,,, MOER CO Two Big Are filled from I with desirable mer will find it very < here, because thE are pote and' evE ble will be done your advantage ti business. We want to emphasize t can or will sell you goods selves. Our present stoci low figures, in truth we goods on our shelves away prices. We propose to give our customers the I and advance the price on nothing So lon It's a big stock, too, and you must take a v Dress Goods e Our stock is complete in t 3&IIx3AX3M3E:.T 33 we have three experienced ladies to look head fitted here. We can fit you or your Our sboe steore, too, is full of good shoes Walk Over Shoes for men have no supt for more, but there are mone better. Th by the most skilled workmen. Every pai you ask. Regina Shoes i Hand turned, soft as a glove, Goodyear v of these elegant Shoes: every pair has ou Ideal Shoes for E Visit our stores. We will give you val spond with us. Yours trtily, a.m;.u. M in a business way. Then by this line we get connection with Chap pells, and if taken out would cut off that section. The Herald and Ma News feels sure that the Bell Comn- abi~ pany desires to give not only a goodl mai service but a service that is satis factory to its sub)scrib)ers. Ifo this connection will not be interm fered with oer \Te partanburg Herald sug _ests that municipal insurance is as practicable as inunicipal ownership to of public utilities and government - ownership of railroads. Theni why not government ownership of banks ele( and lands and reach that good time je mentioned by Edward Bellamy, wheii government owns every thing and everybody works for eljd he governmnent. pril A negro colony has returned to A the United States from Liberia after ele( an unsuccessful effort to cultivate Ira cot ton profitably in that ou~n try. T ll ere is no p)lace in the world like (j lie Southl for the cultivation of cot-A! I on and the negro is better su itedl to to the cotton fields than any other lab)or than can be secured so long as lhe is satisfied to make an honesti living and be comfortable and at peace, but the moment lie under takes to consider social equality l and the question of p)olitics lie be.. F comes unfit for the duties out of which he can extract the most coin- mo fort, peace andl happiness. had bur NOTICE. hu"C .LL PUIiIC SCIIOOLS IN TIII in licounty which have not already op)ened arc hereby authorized to hej open at once. IdUG. S. WERTLS, Co. Sun. Ed. pail $Iores, 'loor to ceiling chandise. You 3asy shopping qualities -are AbW, the clerks 0rything possi to make it to give us your he fact that no house cheaper than our E was bought at very have much cotton under today's ruling )en1efit of our foritinate pnrehasos g as our pretut stock holds out. ,hack at it. We nre the leaders on ind Silks. hese lines. In our after your interests. Get your little girl in a beautiful cloak. lor all. )rior. There are shoes that sell iy are made of the best material r guaranteed. What more could or Women, 'Olt, mad#, like a man's, all styles r guarantee. oys and Girls. ne received for every penny you NOMINATION. OBERT I. WELCH IS HEREBY I announced as a cundidate for 7or of Newberry and is pledged to le the result of the Democratic p)ri .y. HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF a candidlate for reelection to the ~e of Mayor of Newberry, and pledge7 elif to abide the result of the Dem itic primary. JOHiN W. EAIRHARDTL. R. VAN SMITH IS HEREBY AN nounedl as a candidate for reelec as Alderman from Ward 3 subject ne rules of the D)emocratic primary. Y. MORRIS IS HEREBY AN e. nounced as a candidate for re Lion as Alderman from Ward 1 sub to the Democratic primary. M. GUIN 15 HEREBY AN ., nounlcedl as a candidate for re Lion as Alderman from Ward 5 sub to the rules of thc Democratic nary. T. BROWN IS IHEREBY AN *nouncedl as a candlidate for re tion as Alderman rrom Ward 2 sub to the rules of the D)emocra tic pri 'y. HIARLEl'S M. WElSTl IS HTEREBIY annou.n(eed as a candlidate for erman Ii rm \Vard 41 andl is pledged thi)de the~ result of the D)emocratic nalry. Letter to C. 1). Weeks. Newberry, S. 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