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Train After Train Annulled
for Lack of Fuel in Nation.
Chicago, Nov. 21.-The daily in
creasing coal shortage today^ began
to menace additional industries and
to threaten the nation's food supply
with the further prospect of a sweep
ing curtainmer.t for passenger taffic
within 24 hours. As the bituminous
coal miners rounded out thx-ee weeks
of idleness, it became known through
astatement here by the regional coal
committee that the big Chicago pack
ing plants "have about two weeks'
supply of coal left," and that "when
they have used that the committee
will not be able to release any coal
The immediate future of the steel
industry is causing concern, accord
ing to one Pennsylvania manufac
turer, and in the Chicago district the
CorA Products Company in Argo, 111.,
announced suspension, its other plant
at Pekin, 111., both having a capacity
of 100,000 bushels of corn a day, al
ready has been closed. The regional
coal committee indicated it expected
extensive shutdowns during the next
ten days unless production on a nor
mal scale is resumed.
Walker D. Hines, federal director
general of railroads, announced after
his two day conference here with the
seven regional directors, it became
known today that he would lay the
facts of the coal situation before the
cabinet so that he might be relieved
of any personal responsibility for cur
tailment of industry. In keeping with
that, many of the federal railroad
managers have said they expected
sweeping reductions in the number
of passenger trains within the next
In the general situation as regards
the mines themselves, but slight
. changes were apparent today. They
did not point to increased produc
Governors of all states possessing
bituminous mines today had received i
messages from Governor Harding of
Iowa, suggesting concerted action to i
take over the mines and grant the
workers a substantial increase pend
ing the result of a joint wage con
ference at Washington.
New Strikes are Staged.
New strikes in the New River field
of West Virginia were reported
The week's supply ration for Chi
cago and the Northwestern region,
which extends to the Pacific coast,
was in effect today. The Southern
States, east of the Mississippi river,
were also on a ration basis, which
limited purchases for home use to
State Seizure Planned.
Indianapolis, Nov. 21.-Governor
James P. Goodrich today gave con
sideration to the proposal of Gov
ernor W. L. Harding, of Iowa, that
bituminous coal producing states,
acting in unison, seize and operate
the mines pending the agreement be
' tween operators and miners in Wash
Governor Goodrich received Gov
ernor Harding's suggestion last night
but said he couid not say at that
time whether the idea would be prac
ticable in Indiana. His comment how
ever, to the effect that he did not see
how the state could seize the mines
except through the courts, indicated
that he did not consider the plan fea
No mines in Indiana are working
with the exception of a few small
wagon mines which are non-union.
Serious Situation Reported.
Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 21-Offi
cials of District No. 17, United Mine
Workers of America announced
early today that reports from the
New River coal fields, where many
miners quit work during the past two
days, indicated that the situation in
that region was "serious" and it was
declared that a further spread of the
strike was probable.
Only Essentials Get Supply.
Pittsburgh. Nov. 21.-The Pitts
burgh district fuel distributing com
mittee of the United States railroad
administration proceeded on govern
ment orders today to supply coal to
"essential customers" only. Officials
of industrial concerns not dossed as
essential, viewed the new order with
apprehension and expressed the be
lief that fuel supplies to so-called
non-essentials would be cut off en
Are You a Good Citizen?
In an address before the New
York Chamber of Commerce some
years ago, the late Col. Roosevelt
gave utterance to these words: "The
first requisite of a good citizen in
thi- republic of ours is that he shall
be able and willing to pull his own
weight; that he shall not be a mere
passenger, but shall do his share in
the work that each generation of us,
From Plum Branch.
Dear Courier: I come with a few
words about Rehoboth church. We
have a very flourishing Sunbeam
band of forty-seven members very
efficiently led by Miss Lucille Cul
breath. She has a substitute leader
while she is away this winter teach
ing school and letting her light shine
in church while she teaches.
We had a splendid revival in Au
gust. Fourteen were added to the
church. We feel very proud of the
bright boys and girls, and pray we
older ones may set them a good ex
ample. Many of us will always feel
Brother Brooke's splendid sermcns
have strengthened our Christian
Rev. J. W. Kesterson has been our
faithful pastor for two years. He
and his dear wife have been very
kind and helpful in so many ways,
and our prayers will follow them
wherever they go.
Our Sunday school has a large en
rollment. Mr. J. D. Hughes has been
superintendent of our school for
some twelve or fourteen years. His
regular attendance and kind words
for every one have helped to make
him a good leader, and the teachers
co-operate with him.
The W. M. U. is a fine band of
faithful women, about forty-five in
number, very faithfully led by Mrs.
S. B. Strom. Our women are all in
the great drive, a number making
good pledges, never doubting God's
help if we only do our part, ever re
membering it is more blessed to give
Our organist for this winter, Mrs.
E. S. Strom, is a sister to Rev. J. E.
Jackson, who has recently landed in
China as a missionary. He is a for
mer" pastor of Rehoboth church.
We delight to hear from our for
mer pastor, Rev. J. T. Littlejohn. Re
hoboth was his first pastorate. We
will always love Mr. and Mrs. Little
john and wish them God speed. He
was our pastor twenty years. If my
letter hasn't been too long I will pos
sibly beg space in your valuable pa
per again. I close wishing all the
churches and Christian wrorker?
A L. Morgan.
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EFFORTS OF THE AMERICAN
COTTON ASSOCIATION ARE
"ORGANIZE k? COOPERATE"
Farmers Who Do Not Raise Their Own
Foodstuffs Have Heretofore Al
ways Sold Cotton Below Cost.
Columbia, S. C.-Letters of com
nendation of the work being done by
the American Cotton Association are
being received by the association from
prominent men all over the South. The
letters are coming from public offi
cials, merchants, farmers, bankers,
editors and professional men. All
unite in declaring the association en
titled to the hearty support of the peo
ple of the South.
Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia,
sends the following endorsement:
"I cordially commend the work ol
the American Cotton Association.
"Every cotton planter should Join
the Association, and seek earnestly
to carry out its policies. The farmers
of cotton growing states have th?
greatest opportunity of any farmers
In the word. The lands furnish ex
ceptional advantages for the produc
tion of foodstuffs; they can raise hogs
and cattle at less cost than in any
other portion of the United States.
With * monopoly in the raw material
which practically .clothes the world,
they have sacrificed their great sta
ple by selling at prices far below ita
real value. This has been due tc
unwise methods of marketing the
crop. The crop has boen thrown upon
the market two or three months Im
mediately after it has been gathered.
Manufacturers were not in & position
to ?buy it, and speculators alone could
"Cotton farmers hare tnot raised
their own foodstuffs, and have been
compelled to sell. They should units
with the American Cotton Association,
raise their own foodstuffs, and sell in
each county not more than on?
twelfth of the product of the county
"Organization and co-operation ls
essential for the success of cotton
farmers. Cotton, before the war,
should not, for years, have sold for
less than twenty-five cents a pound.
The prices, recently advised by th?
American Cotton Association, are
only fair prices for this year's crop.
"If the farmer will Join the Ameri
can Cotton Association, and carry oui
its plans, we will sell no more cotton
at prices which have lost to the cot
ton growing section the advantages
which a Divine Providence has be
stowed upon them."
Senator Robert L. Owen, of Okla
homa, writes President Wannamaker
"I am delighted to know of your
progress in organizing the American
Cotton Association. Cotton Rothes
tho world; its importance as a com
mercial and financial factor cannot be
overestimated. Every banker, every
merchant, very cotton raiser, and
every business man in the South
should take pleasure and pride jn be
coming a member of this association.
"I wish you every success in your
campaign for membership.
Senator Jos. E. Ttandsdell of Louis
iana sends the following endorsement:
"I wish to say that I was very much
gratified to be selected as a member
of the Louisiana division of the
American. Cotton Association and to
subscribe myself as one of its charter
members. This is ample evidence, 1
believe, that I have faith in the aims
ind purpose of the association.
"There can be no doubt about the
necessity for organisation among the
.otton planters of the South along pro
cessive lines, and the advantages to
ie derived by co-operation and union
..mong them. There is great strength
:n unity of counsel and purpose, and
in association comprising one hun
?rnd thousand of the most progressive
..nd enterprising ot the South's cotton
banters-the real ootton producers
s bound to have a geniuine beneficent 1
ffect upon the growth and good of the .
ndustry. - ;
Mr. W. C. Lanier, president of the
leorria Bankers Association, en
'orses the American Cotton Associa
ion in the following terms i '
"I feel that the association that you
epresent has been the greatest means
f boosting the price of cotton that has
ver existed to my knowledge. Your
^usin?es and aggressive methods in ,
'indllnf a campaign for the better
nent of the cotton producer has been
heuomenal. I certainly feel that you
hould hare the co-operation of every
usin?es man in the Southern States
Hon. Charlee H. Brough, governor
f Arkansas, has written the following
3tter to President Wannamaker:
I most heartily endorse the cam
aign for a membership drive for thp
Vmerltan Cotton Association, bellev
\% that the work that is being done
>y this splendid organisation is of
lore far-reaching importance to the ;
orton |Kwen of the South than any .
miler movement that has been In
igurstod ta recent yean.
Baptists Are Strong
FOR THE GREAT EVENT OF
November 30-December 7
When a multitude of lives and minions of treas
ure will be consecrated to Kingdom service through
the Missionary,- Educational and Benevolent Agen
cies of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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The officers are: Gen. J. Frasei
Lyon, President, Columbia S. C..
J. R. Blake. Gen. Agent, Secty. and
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
J. Fraser Lyon, Columbia, S. C.
W. C. Bates, Batesburg, S .C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE,
Greenwood, S. C.
February 1st, 191?.
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Large stock of Rough and Dressed Lumber on hand for
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