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I BOLD lOl.i , (?TTO\
s> is 31 it. MOKK1SON
Believes Staple Will Bring 20 Cents
iielore tiie Next Crop C^mes in.
Issues Call for Meeting.
- Columbia, Sept. 1$?M. T. Morrison,
.president of the South Carolina
farmers' Union, has issued the following
letter addressed to tiae farmers of
To the cotton farmers of South
Carolina: At u meeting of the State
X . !
^ -presidents of the Farmers' Union, held
in New Orleans, La., September 5 and
6. a resolution v.*as passed urging upon
the (^o-tton planters of the South the
imaflfrtance of holding meetings in
^g^lfeir respective States for the purpose i
| o! organizing a cotton holding move- j
While the price was apparently high
m on the Ast of September, the rapid
^ginnim: md selling of cotton is al- j
Kady impressing the market, almost
Wxice as much cotton having been1
Kinned as was last year at this time. !
Wrhe buyers are naturally taking ad- j
vantage of this 'fact and unless we
|Hcan check up the selling the price will!
p-n still lower.
W Reports shov> a very short crop, and j
I (probably not more than 11,000,000
W bales, and when we remember that;
t two years ago, under war conditions, |
j a 16,000,000 bale crop was consumed
twe can appreciate where cotton will
probably go to if slowly marketed, i
XTn wKin *c? VPQ nfll V oS.7 Der
| XTCfcX Vill o i V/^vi w Q* . w v ? -j ^
K cent of a crap for this year, with South
I Carolina at 48.2 per cent, (about half
I ofa crop, which,as far as my personal j
| knowledge goes, is about true.
(Somebody is going to sell cotton Defore
the next crop comes in at 20 cents
and up, and, why not the man who
makes it? With our State warehouses,
money at a low rate of interest and
cheap storage and insurance, there
should be no reason -for the majority
of the farmers of this State to depress
the market by selling now. In 1914,
^~ s>rn.r\ -K.it <*nf nothine
EB7 wc luauc a ung vry 0 w
f for it; in 1915 the price was fair but
WL the crop was short The 1916 crop will
probably be the shortest we have had
in ten years and the world may be facI
ing a cotton famine. Why not the pro-!
f ducer reap the harvest? To do this we
imust act together; unorganized we
can never bull the market.
You remember that two years ago, j
when the Southern farmers asked
Congress tc pass an Act opening up
the ports of the warring countries to
cotton, they -were told lhat Congress !
was a slow working and conservative
body and that nothing could be done'
in time to save the crop even if it
bankrupted the entire South. But when
organized labor 400,000 strong, threat-1
^ poi] J
Ienea ine country w iui a .inroad
strike. President Wilson discovered
that Congress was not as slow and;
conservative a body as he thought it
was and the eight-hour law was passed
in less than tha$ many days.
/Whether this was right or wrong, we
are not' now discussing, but it proves
very clearly that if the firmers wants
" v - 1 o ft at* it and j
(anytnmg ne iias s?-?t lu u^w. .* ,
be organized well enough to demand ;
To start this cotton holijinr movement
I have been requested dl a
meeting in Columbia, Thursday, Sep- J
t ember 28, at 3 o'clock p. m. This j
- " j- s-a ^ T.Q intorocfprf !
H I Will UU 11 iClI -LLrCi Z5 IJ15 Ulkvvw.w. ,
m enough to attend such a meeting or i
9 -will join in the holding movement and
"will so indicate by -writing me a card. J
& (Signed) M. T. Morrison,
K President, South Carolina State FarmB
I iMcClellanville, S. C., iSeptemh^j 16,
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The Word "Hiccough.*
The spelling "hiccough" is recent
being a combination of the syllables
"hie" and the latter term of "cough." I
which is without either physiological i
or etymological basis. The pronunciation.
with perhaps the rarest excep |
tions is still that of the older form
|*'hiccnp." earlier given variously as
*4hiekup." "hiokupsnirkup." "birkbop."
"hickcock," "hichcoek" and "hickett."
"with auasi diminishing suffixes "oek/*
a Met" but the "hick." a syllable aptly
n expressive of the spasmodic sound pros'
duced by the conditi"n>* jriviu^; rise to
ft the particular disturbaiM e i* found in
** all references to the origin of* tiie term
to which the writer has been able to
obtain. The term o!? <** is rarely
A RECORD VOYAGE
When the Savannah Crossed the
Atlantic to England.
CAUSED A REAL SENSATION.
She Was the First Steamship to Dare
the Hazardous Trip, and This Exhibition
of Yankee Ingenuity Aroused
the Wonder of All Europe.
The honor of first navigating the
! sea with a steamer belongs to an Amer
! lean. *Colonel John Stevens of New
j York. Transatlantic steam navigation
was long discussed before any one com
bining sufficient skill with courage and
a spirit of adventure made the bold
The London Times in its issue of
ii ifiiu thus unnonncpd fhe ex
VX AJ A*. v.?
pected event: "Great Experiment.?A
new steam vessel of 300 tons has been
built in New York for the express purpose
of carrying passengers across the
Atlantic. She is to come to Liverpool
On the very day that this brief
notice appeared tbe vessel referred to
was visiijed by the president of the
United States and suit and made a
short trial trip previous to her depar *
ture on the hazardous voyage.
This steamer. named the Savannah,
the first that crossed any of the oceans,
was built at the <"ity of New York by
Francis Fickei fur DanieJ Dodd. She
was launched on the 23d of August.
ISIS. She could carry only seventyfive
tons of coal and twenty-five cords
of wood. The Savannah sailed from
the city of Savannah. Ga., ou the 23th
of May, 1S19. bound for St. Petersburg,
via Liverpool. She reached the latter
port on the 20th of June, having used
steam eighteen days out of the twentysix.
and tbus demonstrated the feasibility
of transatlantic steam navigation.
As the Savannah approached Cape
Clear, on the southern coast of Ireland,
and smoke was seen to issue from ber.
it was at first supposed that a sailing
vessel was on fire, and one of the king's
cutters was dispatched to her relief.
But great was their wonder at their
inability, with all sail in a fast vessel,
to come up with a ship under bare
poles. After several shots were fired
from the cutter the engine was stop
ped and the surprise of her crew at
the mistake they had made, as well
as their curiosity to see the singular
Yankee craft, can be easily imagined.
Thor ftcbAfi nprmission to co on board
and were much gratified by the inspection
of this "naval no\elty." Upon approaching
Liverpool hundreds of people
came off in boat5: to see the Savannah.
On approaching the city the shipDing
piers and roofs of bouses were
thronged with persons cheering the ad
venturous craft Several naval officers,
noblemen and merchants from Lon>*
don^rame down to visit the boat and
were very curious to ascertain her
speed, destination and other particu
During the sojourn of the Savannah
at Liverpool the British public regarded
the boat with suspicion, and the
newspapers of the day suggested the
idea that "this steam operation may
be In some manner connected with the
ambitious views of the United States."
One journal, recalling the fact that
Jerome Bonaparte had offered a large
?? ^ wKrv rr/viiM c
re warn iu auv viic ?uu nuuiu ou\.ceed
in rescuing his brother Napoleon,
from St. Helena', surmised that the
Savannah had this undertaking in
The Savannah remained twenty-five
days at Liverpool and sailed for St Petersburg
on July 23, '"getting untier
way with steam" and "a large fleet of
vessels in company." The boat touched
en route at Copenhagen, where it excited
great curiosity, and also at Stockholm,
where she was visited by the
On the 5th of September the steamer
left Stockholm. On the 9th she reached
Kronstadt having used steam the
whole passage, and a few days later
reached St Petersburg.
Here the vessel was visited by the
Russian lord high admiral, Marcus de
Travys, and other distinguished military
and naval officers, who also tested
her superior qualities by a trip to Kronstadt
The Savannah remained at St.
Petersburg until Oct. 10 and then set
sail on her homeward voyage "in company
with about eight sail of shipping."
^- : ~ ^ C?~ ?
Oiie am v eu uu outuuuuu uu xucaua;.
Nov. 30, and shortly afterward was
taken to the navy yard at Washington
The subsequent history of the Savannah
can be told in a few words. On account
of the great tire in Savannah her
wners were compelled to sell her. and
she was purchased to run as a packet
between that city and New York,
whither she was bound wben slie was
lost on the south side of Long Island.?
Securing a Prisoner.
A sheriff, annoyed by the crowd
which follows when a prisoner is taken
along a public thoroughfare handcuffed
to a policeman, devised a simple way
of handcuffing a prisoner so that he
can be taken through a crowd without
every one being aware that he is
really in shackles. Instead of locking
the prisoner to the officer, the prisoner
is handcuffed to a heavily laden suitca
ic? ro.^nirQ/l t r% PHTTT
V,aOC, V> HIV 1_1 UV XO VV VC?-. -J
The suitcase is filled with bricks and
weighs from twenty to fifty pounds,
inn tins' pscane verv difficult?Detroit
He is sometimes slave who should be
master and sometimes master wfco
should be slave.?Cicero.
j STONE CANNON BALLS.
They Were Used In Iron Guns That
Were He!d Together by Screws.
| In these days o'i Ini^e projectile* I
turne.l t<> lit exactly into cannon that
' are US Iicar i'CJin I
j modern engineering can make t'.iem it
is almost impossible to belicw th.:i ai I
'one time tile Turks carried on effective i
i warfare with wrought iron cannon ;
! screwed together and tiring stone can j
j non balls.
Two of these cannon balls are to !
i be seen at the museum of Ilobart co! i
; lege at Geneva, X. Y.
! Tlior wm*?i nsf?rl hv fhp Turks in !
their war against the kingdom of !
Cyprus, one of the numerous Christian
states which grew out of the crusades
The stronghold of the enemy was the
' city of Faiuagusta. In 1371 the Turks
| undertook to reduce its walls. For j
nearly a year they hurled stoue can |
non balls against them. The stones '
varied in weight from a few pounds to j
several hundred. In order to conserve !
the force of the explosion the balls
i were made to fit the bore of the can
I ? o t?Aorlr o c? rwvsciHlA thnv
j UVSU CLO LA^<AklJ CiO i^VOOiUiV,. Uiiu |
j were tired with great deliberation,
j This method, though crude, was at !
j that time regarded as the bright of ;
1 refinement in siege warfare The city !
' finally surrendered because its food !
j supply was cut off. It was found that t
, the stone projectiles had done great
j damage to the walls and spread terror I
among the defenders. At the siege of j
, Constantino] !e in 1433 stone shot were j
; also used by the Turks effectively. As j
late as 1S07, w ueu the Turks defended j
Constantinople against the British. '
; these guns were used effectively, as the ,
| records of the British war office show j
! CARELESS ABOUT GRAMMAR. !
I. - ? j
i A Widespread Fault That a Little
Thought Would Correct.
j The youD.-r wcmau who is careless
: about the way she speaks, who thinks '
; good gram-liar should, be used only by j
i teachers and those engaged in -'brain ;
I work." is making a must serious mis
The manner in which a person ex
presses himself or herself?the u*e of
i good grammar or the lack of it?stamps
' ft ? (ArCATl j?A* 11
, Lilt? spcanci us a i'ciovu wi
i cation or of very little learning,
j "Ain't Margaret any better?" a young
girl was heard asking a chun? oue day
"No, she ain't a bit better," her friend
Both girls were well dressed and
looked as though they came from com
I fortable homes. Evidently a care had
never come to either of them, and to be
in time for a matinee seemed to eacb
1 to be the paramouut issue of life,
j Now, these uirls must have known how
1 s? i si a fhair cnoor>h hilt thpT' W'PfV
j ^lUUC ?J|/VVVU " - - - ,
absolutely indifferent as to what opiu
! ions were formed by tbose who over
j heard them.
Many young persons Just out of high
j school are very careless about their
: grammar. Perhaps they thick no one
j pays any attention to what they say or
| how they say it. but the person com
! petent to judge very quickly passes
i judgment on them and quite frequentj
ly lays the blame on the teacher or the
school system.?New York Telegram.
The scroll of fame has variant at
tractions for different minds.
"Here lies one whose name was writ
In water"?the despairing and dyin?
John Keats desired that admission of
defeat engraved for his epitaph.
"Write me as one who loved his fel
J low men." was Leigh Hunt's aspira
1 To be remembered as the author of
I nf Tnrlor?onrlpncp flTiri f)f
I J./CV,1UAUWVU VA. ? -the
first statute for religious freedom
and as the founder of the University
of Virginia, this was Thomas Jeffer
son's prayer to posterity.
Thus one may go the range. And
thus the lines recur:
Ambition is our Idol, on whose wings
Great minds are carried only to extreme
To be sublimely great or to be nothing.
A father. In the stillness of night
called downstairs to his daughter sol
"Hannah, what time is it?"
A pause and Hannah answered:
"It's just a quarter after 10, father."
"All right," the father said. "And
j Hannah, don't forget to start the clock
! again after the young man ws out to
| get bis breakfast."?Washington Star. |
Chess In Ancrent Ceylon.
In ancient Ceylon the game of chess
was played with local variations pej
culiar enough to note. The kiug may
not castle, but he is permitted to jump
j like a knight till checked. The pawns
| are exchangeable on the last row for
the pieces on whose row they stand
Stele a Useless Thing.
An indignant merchant who had been
[ robbed of a thermometer put this no j
j tice in bis window:
j "The person who took the thermome !
ter from my door had better return it i
| It will be of 110 use where he is going,
j as it registers only 123 degrees."
I neir rears,
i "I'm afraid, my dear, that you went
j to sleep during that learned discourse,"
! said the woman with a strong sense of
I "Yes." replied her husband. "When
I it started I was afraid I wouldn't."?
' Washington Star,
: Father (appearing suddenly)?Whnt
j sort of business do you call this, kissI
ing my daughter? Suitor (without a
! fluster)?It's a sort of co-operative af
l fair, sirl?Town Topics.
The youth of the soul is everlasting,
j and eternity is youth.?Richter.
AN ORDINANCE KAISIM; THE REY-f
?- ;> t i.i, li.\ J' \i i i .ALS ? .1
THi; TOWN OF N E \\ i?EitiiV FOii
Till: FISCAL YEA li
!!! ; IT ORDAINED by the Mayor of
the Town of Newberry, South Carolina,
in Council assembled:
That for the purpose of raising i
revenue and in the exercise of the
taxing power of the said Town, the
following taxes are hereby levied for
the fiscal year ending December 31,!
iyl<j, upon all re.il and personal i
property within the corporate limits j
of the Town of Newberry, South Caro-j
lina, (except such property as is exempt
from taxation under the Constitution
and Laws of this State), upon
the valuation thereof as assessed for.
taxation for State and County pur- j
(1.) That a tax of sixty cents on each !
one hundred dollar's worth of real and j
personal property within the corpo- j
rate limits of the Town of Newberry,
South Carolina, (except such property I
as is exempt from taxation under the
Constitution and Laws of this State),
is hereby levied for the purpose of
raising a revenue to defray the ordi-'
nary expenses of the said) Town of
Ypwhprrv Smith Carolina, for the fis-!
cal year ending December 31, 1916. j
(2.) That a tax of three-fourths of
one mill on each dollar's worth of
real and personal property within
the corporate limits of the Town of
Newberry, South Carolina, (except
such property as is exempt from taxation
under the Constitution and Laws
of this Stute), is hereby levied for
the purpose of raising a revenue to
defray the bonded indebtedness of said
Town for the Opera House.
(3.) That a tax of two and onehalf
mills on each dollar's worth of
real and personal property within the
corporate limits of the Town of New-J
berry, ;South Carolna, (except such j
property ias is exempt from taxation
under the Constitution and Laws
* * * * * - J r ^
this state), is nereoy ievieu iur imc
purpose of raising a revenue to pay;
the interest on and create a sinking
fund for the bonded indebtedness of
said Town for the water works and,
electric light plant.
(4.) That a tax or one mill on each
dollar's worth of real and personal
property within the corporate limits |
of the Town of Newberry, South. Caro- j
lina, (except such property as is ex-;
* t linear tho fVmfiti- t
tJULiy L li urn laAanuu uuuvi mv
tution and Laws of this State), is;
hereby levied for the purpose of rais-,
ing a revenue to pay the interest on :
the bonded indebtedness of said Town
for the sewerage system.
(5.) That a tax of one iand one-;
fourth mills on each dollar's worth
of real and personal property within
the corporate limits of the Town of
Xewberry, South Carolina, (except
such property as is exempt from taxation
under the Constitution and Laws
nf this State), is hereby levied for the (
purpose of raising a revenue to pay
the interest on and create a sinking
fund for the bonded indebtedness of
said Town for the extension or the
water and sewerage for the Town.
(6.) That all taxes herein imposed
shall be paid to the said Town of ;
Newberry, South Carolina, in lawful j
money of the United (States of America,
between the 1st day of OctoDer,
1916, and the 1st day of December
1916, and a penalty of ten per centum
is hereby imposed upon and shall be
(added to all taxes not paid prior to the
1st day of December 1916.
(7.) That execution shall be is-!
sued according to law lor tne collection
of all taxes, fines and penalties
past due and unpaid for fifteen days,
and the cost of said execution.
Done and ratified under the corporate
seal of the Town of Newberry,
S. C.. September 14, 1916.
Z. F. Wright.
J. W. Chapman,
Clerk and Treasurer.
T /~v TT
"Here s my i. u. iw
"But you only borrowed $5."
"Ob, that's all right! If I don't borrow
the difference by next week remind
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feel that you have hurt me and are
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order to an out-of-to
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"Yo.ith ( many tilings that manhood
"Oli. I don't km?\v. That's a platitude.
Cite :ni instance."
"Well, when 1 was about sixteen
years old 1 thought that shaving was
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i i:ii. ?i\aii>as luv .juuxuui.
Philadelphia was the first place and'
remains the only [dace in America
where a first class battleship can be
built and equipped from keel to armor
and fifteen inch puns without going be
yond a state border for tne materials.?
Whoever lives true life "will love true
<nd give that order
uit to Carlson, the
it to fit, and guaranVhen
you give your
wn tailoring house,
perfect fit for the
esentatives of these
nilo nnt nrnnfinnl
m m ?m ? jur #
xctical tailor of 29
nd my coat-maker
the best of the pro?
Newberry to make
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vill be impossible for
is which have been
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2 in and look over
an order for a suit
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y 15 to October 15, incluitil
October 31. Liberal I
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ent C. N. & L. R. R,
Newberry, S. C.
oad of the Sootb.
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