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MR. WILBUR IN PROVIDENCE.
Says the Future Is Rosy For Cotton
a Mills in the Southern States.
The following is from a recent is
ue of the Providence, E. I., Evening
"The future looks rosy in cotton
manufacturing circles in the South,
and there is nothing the matter with
he present,' declared E. B. Wilbur,
Superintendent of the Mollohon
Manufacturing Company, Newberry,
S. C., to-day, at the Crown Hotel,
where he is the guest for a few days.
Mills, the shares in whieb sell at 150,
are netting 25 to 40 per cent. a year
and devoting the surplus to improve
uients, he said.
Mr. Wilbur is accompanied by Ei
C. Ray of Collins & Co., New York
commission merchants, representing
both Southern and Northern cotton
mills, The two visitors have visited
several of the bleaching and finishing
plants in Providence and vicinity
since coming here. All the goods
made ,by Mr. Wilbur's concern are
blea6hed and finished in Providence
plants and shipped hence to the mar
Mr. Wilbur says that he does not
see much prospect of the South fin
ishing its own cotton mill products.
So far bleaching plants have failed
in the South, owing to the conditions
of the water supply. The' abundance
of clean water available to bhe bleach
eries here, he says, has not been found
in his section. "Possibly," he adds,
"artesian wells may some time fill
the need in our section, but I am not
sanguine. A great deal of money
has been spent, as for example, at
Augusta, Ga., in establishing bleaeh
eries, but they are failures. Our
goods, largely shirtings, a-ll come to
Providence for the final processes."
Mr. Wilbur's visit to the North is
principally for vacation purposes. He
:s a Maine man, who has been in file
mill business in the South for 14
years and has had no vacation in that
time. Now he proposes to go from
this city to the Canada wilderness for
a season of hunting and camping, and
has brought his hunting outfit from
Passing of the Old Black NamMy.
In the passing of the old .black
mammy one of the most loyal and
unique types of character which the
ante-bellum days produced on the
Southern plantation has commenced
to fade in tihe dim retrospect of the
To the present generation of young
sters this peculiar product of the old
South in unknown. So much worse
for tihem, in some respects at least.
But the children of the older
growth, whose stooped shoulders and
silvered locks are beginning to tell
of autumn days, knew well the old
black mammy and whenever they re
call her dusky image to mind thbere
gathers a moisture in the eyes and
a lump, is felt in the throat. The
stories wvhich she could tell-the
songs which she could sing-their
very names were legion. She was
ch.iidhood's best friend in the old
days which will come no more.
But no higher eulogium was ever
pa-id to the old black mammy or to
the race which produced her than
was framed in the eloquent speech of
Henry Grady at the Boston banquet
in 1889; and at the present time,
when so mucih is being said of the
South 's hostility toward the negro,
it will be well to reproduce this ut
t.arance of one to the manner born.
Said Mr. Grady:
"The love we feel for that race
you .can neither measu-re nor com
prehend. As I attest it here. the
spiit of my old 'blek nmammy from
her home up there looks down to
bless me, a.nd throng h the tumult of
this night steals the sweet music of
her croo'nings as 30 years ago she
held me -i her black arms and led
me smiling into sleep.
"This scene vanishes as I speak,
and 1 eatch a vision of an old South
ern home. with its lofty pillars and
its white pigeons fluttering down
through the golden air. I see women
with strained and ainxious faces and
chihen alert arnd yet helpless. I see
night come down with its dangers and
1s apprehenlsions. and in a bia lone
v homie I feel on my tiredl brow the
oh of lovinz hands. now won n
wrinkled, but fairer to me thjan thle
hands of mortal woman and stronger
yet to lead me than the hand's of
mortal men; a-nd as they lay a moth
r's blessing there while at her knees
-the truest altar I have ever known
thank God that she is safe in
er sanctuary, because her slaves,
entinel in the silent ea,bin or guard
t the chamber door, put a black
man's loyalty between her and dan
''But I catch anothe-r vllon The
eCiiS of hat tle-aI soldier struIIhI
staggering, falls. I see the slave,
se ifflig his wayfl through the smoke.
winding his black arms about the
fallen form, reckless of the hurtling
Is b bending his trusty face to
eate theL:: word- i hat Iremmebi onte
strickeIL C,ps. wo wre,1in i a vl
With agonythat he would lay down
his life in his mastet 's stead. 1 see
him by the weary bedside, minister
ing with uncomplaining patience,
praying with all his humble heart,
until death comes i merev and in
honor to still the soldier'.< agony -iid
seal tle soldier's life. I see him by
the open grave, mute, motionless, un
covered; suffering for the death of
him who in life foug0ht against his
freedom. I see him when the mound
is heaped and the great d-rama of his
life is closed turn away, and with
downcast eyes and uncertain steps,
start out into new life and strange
fields. faltering, struggling, but mov
ing on until his stumbling figure is
lost in the light of a better and
brighter day. And from the grave
comes a voice saying. Follow him! Put
your arms about him in his need, even
as he puts his about me. Be his friend
as he was mine, and out -ito this new
world-strange to me as to him, daz
zling, bewildering both-I follow!
And may God forget my people when
they forget these!"
Not one whit less fervent is the el
oquent apostrophe of another Geor
gian who is to-day an honored mem
ber of the Atlanta bar-Peter Fran
cisco Smith. Said he:
'God 4bless the alld black hand
that rocked our cradles, smoothed
our infant pillows and fanned the
fever from our cheeks. God bless the
old tongue that imigortalized the
nursery rhymes; the old eyes. that
guided our tiruant feet; the old heart
that laughed at our childish freaks.
God bless the dusky old brow whose
wrinkles told of toil -and sweat and
sorrow. May the green turf rest
lightly on their ashes and bhe wild
flowers deck every lonely grave where
He giveth His beloved sleep.' May
their golden dreams of golden slip-'
pers, of golden streets, of golden
harps and of golden crowns become
Miss Annie T. W.-of San Anto
nio asks: "What do you fancy the
next spring hat will look like?" God
only knows, Annie, and He may pos
sibly be in doubt. They all look good
to me, probably because I pay little
or no attention to the stove lid when
looking at the real cream puffs inside.
Judging from what we have now, the
net up-to-date lady's hat may be
I have j
Will be pi
Capital $50,000 --
No Matter How Small,
vi!! give it careful att
plsto the men and1
binatiIn would mi only be exceedm. -
lv original and feteuing.'but it would
aVe a Sort of back Yaird domestiv
feature about it that would make you
ieel perfec l at hbole wh('en 411 w;llk
inv ith youir wife.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND.
Notice is hereby given that I'in
tend to sell a-t public auction on sales
dav in November the tract of land
belonging to the estate of J. S. Floyd,
Sr., in No. 6 Township, containing
'02 acres. more or less, same to be
sold in subdivided tracts.
The land and plats of the subdi
vided tracts call be seen by calling on
the undersigned at his home. The plats
can also be seen by calling on my At
torneys, Hunt, Hunt and Hunter,
Newberry, S. C.
John S. Floyd, Jr.,
Executor of the Last Will and Tes
tament of J. S. Floyd, Sr.
'NWberrv, S. C.. Aug. 24, 1909.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By virtue of Delinquent tax execu
tions to me directed by John L. Epps.
Esq.. Treasurer of Newberry County,
I will sell on Monday, (Salesday)
the fourth of October, 1909. at New
berry Court House, at public sale the
following property, viz. for delinqient
taxes for the year, 1908:
Two lots of land in Township No.
1, containing 13 acres,, more or less,
assessed Newberry Knitting Company,
known now as The Ashley Manufac
tu<ring company, bounded by lands of
Theo Johnstone, estate T. Q. Boozer,
Caldwll road leading from Newberry
to Dairy Farm now owned"by Geo. W.
Summer and by the street on back
intersecting said Caldwell Road' in
front of Tabor Hill dwelling place
and leading into town ,by lands form
erly owned by Wm. Langford, also
A tract of land in Reeder township,
No. 5, assessed to L. C. Sheely, con
taining one hundred and thirty (130)
acres, more or less, bounded by lands
of Dorothy Davis, estate W. F. Kelly
and Henry Kinard.
-Terms of Sale: Cash.
Purchaser to' pay for papers.
M. M. Buford,
Siheriff N. C.
Sept. 13, 1909.
ust in- a
- Surplus $80,000
trco Matter How Large,
mtion. This message
he women alike.
j. E. NORWOOD,
IN E W
Never Before F
Every Department is F!
from the Leading Ma
everything is the high
this store before makin
YOU WILL BE PLEA
14, 16 aj
Fall Dress Goods and
The Display is Beautiful
in a wonderful assortment
of New Patterns, 'Colors
Prunellas-plain and striped.
Panamas-piain and striped.
in all the Leading and Newest
Colors- -Myrtle, Wisteria, Rose,
Smoke, Mulberry, Navy, Ca
nard, Cedar, Olive, Garnet,
Brown, Cadet ~and Black and
Black and White Checks.
Come to us for your Dress
Goods and Silks and get the
best and newest at the lowest
Best Qualities - L.owest Prices
We can match any shade in
linings. Silks, Satins, Sateens
and Percalines. Also a full
line of "Sun Burst Silks" and
A full line of small Notions
of every kind-that's good and
COME TO OUR
lave We had Su
: Stock of Mer<
lied with the Newest an
nufacturers of this, coL
est, and the prices are
g anv Fall purchases.
SED AS TO STYLE, Q
I be hard to find a largei
1 display of Fall Suits, G
sses than we have this seas
of the New Styles and Co
Lted in our line.
Suits of $30.00 value for $25
Suits of 25.00 value for 20
Suits of 22.50 value for 19
Suits of 19.50 value for 12
Suits of 17.50 value for 11
Suits of 12.50 value for 1C
Suits of 10.00 value for i
Suits are for Ladies and M
id 18 for Misses; 34 to 42 fo
For ibien & Young Men
A full and complete line
of Clothing of the Better
Kind in the New Shades
and Colorings for the Fall
of 1909 and 1910.
Suits for Men from $7.50 to
Suits for Young Men from $5
to $15 00.
Suits for Boys fro-n $1.50 to
Com1e to ~us f&r Clothing.
We believe we cain please you
in every way.
Ladies, Misses, Men and
Boys Swt att. rs We have a y
color, style and size you may1
desire and at bargain prices,
from 50 cenms to 37.50.
A full and complete line of
New Furnishings for Men and
DING AND SAVI
;Rs POR EVE
ch a Large and
d Best Goods, bought
intry. The Qualitv of
remarkable low. Visit
[ALITY AND PRICE.
on for you.
lors will be
Shoes. Shoes. Shos.
From the Best Manutactories
The Biggest, the Best and
the Prettiest Line of Shoes
that was EVER SHOWN
in Newberry by us or any
one else,.PRICES RIGHT.
Shoes for Ladies, Misses,
Men, Boys and Children-any
size and any color. Wear
guaranteed., For dress and
e, ery day wear.
See us on Shoes and you
will be pleased.
6000 yards good Sea Island at
5 cents a yard.
6000 yards good Homespun at
5 cents'a yard.
5000 yards good Ginghams at
5 cents a yard
5 bales Riverside Plaids at
6 1-4 cents a yard.
A. C. A. Feather Ticking at
12 1-2 cents a yard.
Best Outing at 8 1:-3c. a yard.
Flannelettes at 8 1-3 and 10Oc.
Percales yard wide at 8c. and
10 and 12 1-2c. a yard
Best dress Ginghams at 8 1-3c,
l0c. and 12 1-2c. a yard.
12 yards of the best Bleaching
Bed Spreads, Sheets. Pillow
Cases. Towels and Table
Linen at lowest prices.
Men and Boys ats and Caps.
We can show you all the'
latest colors and shapes, and
save you money when it comes
FALL AND DO