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FOR THIS STATE
COMMTaSIONER WATSON IS
Acreage for Past Year Largest in His
tory of State-What the Mills
According to figures by Commis
sioner Watson the 1908 cotton crop
was 1,242,012 running bales, includ
ing linters and sea island or, proper
ly, exclusive of linters 1,215,848 bales,
comprising 8.8 per cent. of the cot
ton ginned in the United States. The I
production exceeded that in 1907 by 1
52,991 bales. South Carolina has
now fallen to fifth place, her fourth <
place attained in 1907 being taken by
Alalbama. It is estimated by Mr.
Watson that there are 5,380 bales I
still unginned. The average weight
per bale was 483 pounds against 481.2
pounds in 1907. Sea island bales I
weighed on the average 351.8 pounds
and linter 470.6 pounds.
The South Carolina. sea island sold
in 1908 at an average price of 23.39
cents per pound, while that grown
in Georgia and Florida averaged 17.92 1
cents. In 1906 South Carolina's aver
age price was 36.70 cents, and in 1907 <
35.5 cents, these being the best prices
since 1901. This year it was lower
than in 1902 or in any year in the r
seven year period. The South Caro- t
lina crop was ginned in 3,481 ginner- -
ies, about the average number.
The Aggregate Value.
The aggregate value of the South I
Carolina crop was $61,964,522 against I
-$72,657,.817 in 1907, and $49,888,619 i a
1906. The 1908 crop was the most v
valuable in money the State has ever t
had save the two crops of 1907 and d
According to Mr. Watson, of actual
cotton linters the total value for 1908 s
was $52,329,480, representing 553,- a
762,491 pounds of upland worth $51.- r
167.654, 4,967,190 pounds of sea is- r
1. td, worth $1,161,826.
Of cottonseed there' were 521,659 '
pounds, worth $9,635,042, the largest s
value since 1901 with the exception of i1
the 1907 .rop.
The acreage was the largest in the n
history of the State-2,545,000, the Ib
next largest being 2,531,875 in 1904. i
Since 1894 more than 2,000,000 acres e
have been regularly planted in eot
Anderson, with 63,183 bales, con- 'a
finnes .to be the chief producing coun- t
:ty, having assumed tihe* lead when p
Calhoun was cut from Orangeburg, d
Spartanburg, Marlboro, York, Marion, il
and Greenville, Darlington and Sun-'t
.ter are the other chief producers. hb
Stocks on Hand. V
The stocks on hand in Sout-h Caro
lina on March 1 amounted to 427,- p
763 bales, of -which 220,429 'were in il
the hands of the manufacturers andn
126,258 in independent warehouses, f
including compresses. The rest was
in. the hands of transportation corn- Id
The mills of the State are consum-s
ing 793,396 bales of cotton annually,p
turning out product worth about $77,
The yield per acre in 1908 in the a
State was 2A9 pounds, versus a 10-'r
year average of 189. o
It is estimated t'hat the .acreage p
-planted this year (1909) is 2,498,000 h
.against 2,545,000 in 1908, but the real o
acreage is probably about the samee
as last year. s d
Cotton on March 1, 1909, was bring- S
ing on the average in South Carolina p
-9.2 cents while at the same date the d
preceding year it was 'bringing the b
.average price of 11 cents. a
Making the Estimate.
2 Mr. Watson in making the estimate
has issued the following statement:
"In making the 1908 estimate for .
the Association of Southern Commis-I
sioners of Agriculture as early as:
Nov. 24 I used the figures furnished
by each Southern commissioner, while
mentioning the fact- that if conditions
after that date remained the same as r
to the picking and ginning as the av- c
ecrage for the preceding four seasons ec
we ought to have a crop of at least' c
1.3,334.157 bales. Assuming thst the
-conditions gave every estimate on the t
date named at 12,551,086 runnmng c
bales, exclusive of linters, or includ
ire !..:ers, at praet'ally 1B,00.000
bale: -to be exact 12,8:r.212 bales. ji
Th a ~ tual crop exclusive of linters I
with everything accounted for was
13,086,005 bales, under which our
November estimate fell 534,919 bales.
This difference is almost exactly ac
counted for by the underestimates j
furnished the committee from the
four States of Georgia, Texas, Ar
kansas and Alabama, wihich we wish
,ed to but did not feel authorized to
-raise. Had we done so we would i
have struck the final crop almost to
WAX STRING CANS at
sUMMBR BROS. CO.
0 RETURN DISPENSARY FUNDS
olumbia Banks Ready to Surrender
Their Share-Whole Amount
Columbia, June 25.-Dr. W. J. Mur
ay, chairman of the State dispiensary
ommission. today stated that the
tate bank -had paid the commission
38,875, and that most of the other
anks in Columbia had tendered the
ispensary funds that they had on
and back to the commission. While
does not appear that the Columbia
anks have returned the money to the
ispensary commission on account of
e recent action of the commission
alling for part of the fund to be sent
other banks, tlh.e action of the com
iission appears to be somewhat re
Donsible for this course on the part
f the Columbia banks. The official
cords show th-at until -today the Co
imbia banks have had on deposit
ational Loan and Ex
and Trust .. .. .. .. 34,875 00
olumbia Savings Bank
and trust ........ 34,875 00
almetto National bank . 46,650 00
he State bank .... ... 28,875 00
The understanding is that at a re
)t executive session of the
ard the Columbia banks were
iled on for all or parts
I these deposits. Mr. Avery Patton,
Greenville, gave out a statement
ith regard to the matter, but Chair
.an Murray has declined to give out
ie resolution in which the amounts
iled for from the various banks are
The National Loan and Exchange
ink, according to the statement of
r. Murray, has -tendered the entire
nount that it has on deposit, and
ill turn in the entire amount upon
e surrender of the collateral. .The
.spensary board called for only part
The Palmetto National bank, it is
ated, was called upon for the
nount that it held, and is ready to
turn all the funds it holds upon sur
nder of its securities.
The Columbia Savings Bank and
rust company advised the commis
on that it was ready to comply with
resolution at any time.
Dr. Murray will offer a part of the
oney to the banks of Charleston,
it they will have to pay 4 per cent.
terest and put up abundant collat
It is somewhat curious, now that all
e fuss of litigation is over and the
noyance of orders from this and
at court has stopped, that the dis
msary commission should be with
-awing the funds and distributing
in banks that had not !had to suffer
ese annoyances and that have not
d to carry the money at interest
ether they wanted it or not.
None of the bankers in Columbia
re to discuss the matter in any of
Sphases, and say that if any state
ent is to be given out it must come
om the commission.
If the dispensary commission with ,
"aws the money from banks and then
is to replace it at interest and .with
curity, it will be a rather curious
tase of the situation.
The entire fund has been safeguard
in every way and has been -drawing
maximum of interest, and the only
ason assigned for any executive res
ttion withdrawing part of the de
4sits was that other banks should
ve some of the deposits. The list
banks holding the funds now indi
te that t'he dispensary money is on
posit in banks in every part of the
ate. At the time the money was
aced on deposit some of the banks S
eined to use any of it, and there
a thus far been absolutely no hiteh
iout the. handling of the fund. C
THE REUNION IS OPER.
ererans Will Meet in Spartanburg
Next Year.-Gen Zimmerman
Davis Elected State Corn
Chester. June 25.-The next annual ~
union of the Confederate veterans
South aCrolina will be 'held in the
ty of Spartanburg in the latter part
the summer of 1910.
The commanding o cers elected at
Le convention today are: South Car
ia division, U. C. V.. General Zim-1
erman Davis, of Charleston;
est brigade, General John Whitfield
eed, of Chester; second brigade, Gen.
H. Teague, of Aiken.1
The convention having transaeted
s business adjourned sine die yester
ay afternoon. The feature of after
oon was the parade; nearly 2 miles
i length, reviewed by Gov. Ansel
ud the commanding officers of the
ivision and brigades.
The city of Chester surpassed its
putation for hospitality in the en
irtainment of the big crowd, and not'
thing occurred to mar the pleasure
ad interest of the reunion.
XTRA TOPS FORMASON JARS at
SmrMER BROS. CO.
There is no game Law for those
wvho hunt with a.
If you buy, buy the best. ThE
EASTMAN is the only one to buy
Take a look in my window.
SMages' Book Store.
Bryan's on a Benedict. *al opoueetr aifci
Grand Lake, Col., June 25.-Wil-ThsrmdiscleRealrd
lam Jennings Bryan, Jr., and MisslisWergyototyhmatu
elen Virginia Berger, of Milwaukee, etr ik
are mnarried at Kinnikinic Lodge, theRealOerisaevypesa
.mmer home of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. t ae hyatqityadhv
avereing, on the shore of Grand ohigsteteng,eangi
sake. Only t:he immediate families funeo teetr netnlta
fthe couple were present.Thydnopug,riecasna
THE DOCTOR'S QUESTION,. irhe rohe noigefc
dvice Against the 's of Harsh wtotayicneine
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ultd b a atint s "r ou o ~acueal orerni.e are esplecaa]
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ith oxios gaes ad wate m Te do__ not_purge,_gripe,__cause_nat
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tte forc a patient isr"are you bow
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All persons are hereby warned not
to trespess upon the lands of the un
dersigned, located in Township 11, by
entering upon it, carrying off
blackberries, pine straw, or
anything else, or cultivating
it, or by allowign their stock
to trespass upon it. Any one so tres
passing will be prosecuted to the ex
tent of the law.
NOTICE OF SALE.
0. W. LeRoy having made an as
signment for the benefit of his cedi
tors to Henry 0. Long on May 31,
1909, notice is hereby given that on
the 26th day of June, 1909, at the later
place of business of 0 .W. LeRoy in
the town of Newberry, S. C., begin
ning at eleven o'clock a. m., we will
sell at public outcry, to the highest
bidder, unless disposed of at private
sale before that time, the following
goods and chattels, of the assigned es
tate of 0. W. LeRoy, to wit:
1 Four sider planer.
I iron vice.
1 rip saw wood top.
1 No. 16 turning late and tools.
2 emory stands.
1 moulding machine.
1 grind stone.
1 20 horse power Atlas engine.
1 40 horse power James Biggs Co.
1 cut off saw.
62 feet shafting, more or less, with
all pulleys, belts, etc.
All buildings, brick, shingles, lum
ber, doors, sash and other building
1 one horse wagon.
1 tenor machine.
1 morticing mahine. -
1 iron vice.
1 rip saw.
1 grind stone. of
1 Fay and Egfian planer. tb
1 motaor dry kiln, cape 10,000 feet k<
1 gig saw. IX
1 iron safe.
1 heavy two horse wagon.
1 drill press.
Terms of sale: Cash.
Mr. Wistar Daxenport ean be
found on the ground where this N
property is until June 26, 1909, and
gill take pleasure in selling every
thing herein advertised eept the
Henry 0. Long,
Assignee of 0. W. LeRoy. I
Geo. B. Cromer,:
SAgent for Creditors of 0. W. LeRoy.
SCHOLARSHIP and ENTRANCE
The examination for 'the award of
Sv'aoant Seholarshidps in Winthrop
College and for the admission of new
students will be ~held at the County
Court House, on Friday, July 2, at N
9 a. m. Applicants must not be N
less than 15 years of age. When N
Scholarships are vacant after July z N
they will be awarded to those mak
ing the highest average at this exam- .
ination, provided they meet the conl- N
ditions governing the award. Appli- y
cants for Secholarships should write .
to President Johnson before the ex
amination for Scholarship examina
Scholarships are worth $100 and W
free 'tuition. The next session will P
open Septemiber 15, 1909. For fur- P
t ther information and catalogue, ad- t~
dress Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, 01
For "Fly" Time
YOU'LL FIND OUR
$1.H0 Negligee Shirts~
- ARE BIRDS.
They have that deep pointed yoke
that means strength, that generous N
cut which means comfort and are T
made with extreme care from ex- A
clusive metropolitan patterns which F
means long and satisfactory service.
See O11r Straw Hats Yet?*
$1.00 to $2.50.
o , o =.
Ts b u t
Anv ouncement! -
This being, our twenty-fifth year'
of uninterrupted success, we wish it
to be our "Banner Year."
Our thousands of satisfied
tomers, and faii dealing, is brin
us new customers daily.
If you are contemplating the pu
chase of a Piano or Organ, write
at once for catalogs, and for ou
Malone's Music House,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
IME TO TUNE UP
Dt Into Your Summer Togs.
If you haven't any except those
last summer you will find here
,e kind you'll find necessary to
!ep the tone of your personal ap
!arance up to that of the best
essed men hereabouts.
Thin Suits, Featherlike
i Weight, Like Iron in
ear, Underwear, Shirts,
losiery, Neckwear, etc.
Look us over before buying.
NEWBEERY UNION STATION
rrival anid Deparnure of, Passenger
Trains-Efective 12.01 A. K.
Sunday May 30, 1909.
o. 15 for Greenville .. . .8.57a.m,
o. 18 for Columbia .. . .1'0 p.m.
o. 11 for Greenville .. . .2.3 p.mn.
o. 16 for Columbia .... .8.47 p.m.
C., N. & L.E.
fo. 22 for Columbia .. .,.8.47 a.mn
o. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m
o. o3 for Ciihumbia . ~. ..3.20) p.m
g'o. 21 for Laurens .. .7.25 p.m.
*Does not run on Sund.7
hich trains may be expreted to de.
Art from this station, but their dem.
irtura is not guaranteed and the
me shown is subject to eb'ange with
G. L. Rcbinson.
- Station. Master.
KAESTON & WBSTEEN CAR
Schedule in effect May 31, 1908.
v. Newberry(C N & L) 12:56~ p.m.
r. Laurens 2:02 p.m.'
v. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
r. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
v. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
r. Spartanhnrg 4:05 p.m.
r. Spa rta n b're (s,. Ry> 5:00 p.m.
r. HendersonvUie 7:45 p.m.
r. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
v. Laurens t C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
r. Glreenwar.d 3:32 p.m.
r. McCurmnick 4:33 p.m.
r. Auguista 6:13 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlar Car line be-.
~een Auguista~ and Asheville. Trains
os. I anid 2, lpnve Augusta Tuesdays,
hursdays and Saturdays, leave
sheville alondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de
irtures, as w-all as connections with
her companies. are given as infor'
ation, and ate not guaranteaed.
Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
thaenville S. C.