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! 299,000 ACREAGE REDUCTION.
JKeport on Pledges Under Roek Hill
Plan?20,000 Farmers Have
Rock Hill, Feb. 29.?Reports so far
^ received from South Carolina Rock |
^ Hill plan county chairmen by State
Superintendent J. G. Anderson, indicate
in the judgment of Mr. Anderson
that 20.000 South Carolina farmers
have signed the Rock Hill plan and
that 200,000 acres are wthdrawn from
cotton, with_ the work oi' pledge-gety
ting less than half finished. In a dozen
counties which have made no reports-canvassing
has been under way
^ Mr. Anderson reaches the above estimate
by comparing the figures which
bave been rendered in final reports.
rT,v - and his
lilt; owlc oui/v
staff will redouble efforts for the next
i;wo weeks with a view of pushing the
work into complete execution in every
.township possible in the State.
So far Mr. Anderson has gotten final
-reports from these four counties, the
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The following table, giving at a
glance an interesting comparative
study of how the plan is working, is
made of all the figures officially re
ported to Mr. Anderson through South j
4 ^Carolina county chairmen so far:
i County. No signers. ]
Tork (complete) .1,031
"Marlboro (complete) 710
Sumter (complete) *1,110
I ^Newberry (complete) 915
Barnwell (incomplete) *300
Clarendon (incomplete) 285
Laurens (incomplete) *300
Bdgefield (incomplete) 175
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Anderson (incomplete) ^300
rHiest-er (incomplete) SO#
' Total 6,009
The Rock Hill plan does not contemplate
reduction of fertilizer. This
point was not even raised at the New
' Orleans conference, which put forth ,
the Rock Hill plan. Mr. Anderson is
no farmer, but reducing fertilizers
does not set well with his ideas of
?ound economy. He would rather see
the cotton acreage reduced by a greater
percentage. But fertilizer reduction.
is welcome even to him in the circumstances
as giving double assurance of
a, reduced yield for 1912.
In the case of every county chair- \
man so far making a report the esti- j
aate is that the county will use less
fertilizer on cottom by from 25 to 4*
per cent., and as high aa 50 per cent,
ii some instances. And this situation
\ 10 apparently general throughout the
This wtu om? ef tfc* turpriMs in con
nection with the work to many.
^ Another interesting surprise?a*
agreeable one?was having canvasser*
encounter isolated section of the,
?tate, where i\ wu practically impos
aible to secure any material acreage
reduction on accouat of their neighbors
being characterised by a habi*
which had become tied for many;
years of rai?i?^ ootton entirely as a I
surplus crop. These farmers hare
\ dozens of differemt kind of farm pro- j
ducts for sale every year and through- |
out the year.
Mr. Anderson says he could find !
? nUa +? ?nioVlT mnltirvlT
tt.Il wwu*to <-? 1 j ,
this class he wcmld desert the Rock
Mill plan for the n?ir method In twen- i
A repreeentatir# of Mr. Anderson !
ailed this matter to the attention of
V^he State district farm demonstration
eeents in Columbia a few days agro.!
vho-r rpnoiha? Hi?t struck
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with such situations dn various parts
of th* State.
Ther are going to try out a method
of spreading thig bj transplanting farfrnm
+h c*v?H.rvnc tn ofh^r SftC- !
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tions. Tlieir observation is tliat tbis
rotation habit is contagious and j
spreads in a permanent way.
If this method of farming prevailed
in every neighborhood throughout the
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cotton Deit tne prouucuun ul tuuuu
would Ve less than half what it is,
there would never he overproduction
and prices would be higher in proportion.
In a letter just received by Mr. Anderson,
Mr. James 0. Williams, of the
X-ew York brokerage firm of Daniel
O'Dell & Co., was a member of tlxe
New York Cotton Exchange, sounds
this warning with regard to acreage
"I am very much pleased to learn !
that your efforts have been so successful
in brinsrine about a promised ma
terial reduction in the cotton acreage
for this year. I wish you every success
and believe it is the very salva-;
tion of the cotton planter.
"I consider that many spinners are
laying in supplies for future needs in'
view of the possibilities of a material:
reduction in acreage this year, . . . j
"When I was South last October aj
big spinner told me that if cotton,
went to 8 1-2 cents he expected to j
buy sufficient to run him for two years, j
as he considered it a safe investment
at a price which he considered below J
the cost of production. His views undoubtedly
represented the views of
numerous spinners all over the coun- j
try and when the price reached a point
at which they considered that the ac-:
tual cotton could not be produced, ?hey:
began buying on a heavy scale. This |
heavy buying, in my opinion, turned
the market and the ease with which it;
has since advanced lia# not only made;
them surer of their position, But fiasi
encouraged others to follow their ex-1
ample, and the consequences is that j
we have a much, more optimistic feel
ing today than we had a few months i
ago, although there has been no reduc- '
tion in estimates of last year's yield. I
"As to the future course of market.
I believe it absolutely depends upon
the acreage planted, fertilizers used j
and progress made in this year's crop, J
for certainly if indications point to
another big yield spinners, who have
bought far into the future, will be
the first to try to unload in the expectation
of buying again at material re- :
cessions, while the demand will be-!
1911. 1912. Acres, re. PC reS'o.
acres. No acres, duction. duotion.
42,961 36,638 7,383 17.0
67,325 54,228 13,097 19.4
35,505 26,508 8,991 25.2
44,743 36,346 8,397 18.8
14,890 11,369 3,527 23.6 ;
7,227 4,391 2,836 39.2
6,400 5,317 1,243 19.9
9,771 7,448 3,323 23.5
13,398 10,794 2,604 19.4
6,654 5,077 1,557 23.4
7,150 5,978 1,172 16.5
256,070 202,994 53,078 20.6
come so slack that 'there would sure-;
ly follow a tremendous " break in j
"On the other hand, if the prospects
were for a small crop the spinners
would feel assured of their position
in laying in supplies for the future
and the general demand would in-,
crease, based on the fact that the surplus
at the end of this year would be
materially reduced, and I believe we
would have a genuine old bull market.
Hope you will keep up the good work."
tfr. Gentry's Phenomenal Career.
.riujm uue putoiuuii <-?i man-agei ui- tixw
local telephone exchange in Atlanta
about 30 year* ago to that of chief;
xecutire officer of the Bell Telephone;
system of the Southern States, describes
the phenomenal career of W.
T. Gentry, who, as announced in the
Constitution, will shortly be elected as
president of the Cumberland Tele-1
phone and Telegraph company. Mr.
Gentry is already president of the;
Southern Bell Telenhonp. fiomnanv. Hi?
elevation to the presidency of the Cumberland
company, which operates in
th? 8tat?i Kcmtucky, TennesM^
Mississippi, Louisiana and a small part I
of Indiana anil Illinois, place* him at
the head of th# local and long distance <
ompany virtually dominating the tele- i
phone business of the Southern Statei. i
To Mr. eatry,ji initiative and fori*?
/STri<?-r./3ir\0' AWrtu O TYAri/vl A# rAQI'
?Igii I, CJLL^ilUIllg) WGl m. ?ji, uvu..
1 y thre# decades, may largely be traced
the TmintenrHpted gTowtli of the
system with which be is identified. Th?
expansion of the South and the conse- i
Quent demand for increase of commu-;
nication facilities supplied the field, of
"H.. 4- ?. + mOIB
wui?e. dui u, poi uia?
"would not Lave grasped the situation,
I "It Is The 1
Fipnth tq rnnsfantlv
Iare old, and mowif
and the voung.
Men, supposed to be
day, and leaving the
strong are constantly
Many promising ente
because of some ui
I I Now, the affairs of
of every corporatic
public institution, sh
ed that unexpected e
fully dealt with. T1
of a great life insi1
must be organized,
I NOT FOR A DAY, ?
Its strength and abili
to meet every emerg
protection that PRC
that is SURE. For it
tect, and unless the c
protection is secure
xrAnfiim flin irolno A'
IY tlillii IUW T U1UV V.
nished will not be ab
The Equitable fulfills
J. A. BUR]
I Newberry, 5c
at its every new and larger development,
and taken advantage of every
opening to press home the indispensability
of the service offered by the
corporation he represents.
Almost as conspicuous an example
of aggressiveness, joined :o iorceiuiness
of personality and ability, is the
career of J. Epps Brown, general manager
of the Southern Bell company.
Mr. Brown's beginning wae made
squarely from the ranks, and his rise
has been as meteoric, relatively, as
that of his chief. His fidelity, and
!1? * T./winornt7 0^ >> rvnp
C3<^3iCIIJ Ilclv c ucuu. i >/^ VMv
promotion after another, until today
he is general manager of 'the entire
field covered by the Southern Bell.
The steady climb upward of these
two alert officials is not only the most
practical appreciation of their ability,
but also an inspiration to young men
setting out to carve their own careers.
Governor at Blacksburg Defends His
Greeted by a multitude of men, wornsn
and children, who filled the town
hall to its capacity and stood in the
windows and craned their necks from
th? street outside, Gov. Cole. L. Blease
spoka at a public school entertainment
ia Blackburg Thursday night concorniag
his pardon record, immigration
Ha told touching stories of appeals
far ctemency which had beea raada to
hiia by the wives and children of coaH^olared
that criminals with in-1
friends escaped witk ligkt st*-1
tences as compared with those who j
lacked such friends, and suggested |
tkjLt if in granting the petition of the
moit prominent people of a community
h# pardoned a convict and a mistake
vras made in the pardon th? blwae
sk?uld be borne by the men who signed
the netition and not by tke gor^r
N?w is the time to tnhecribe to
The Herald amd News.
Illls a Mwi^rer.
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with many victims, but Dr. Kimg's
Xew Life Pills kill it by preveatiaa.
They gently stimulate stomach, lirer
and bowels, preventing that clanging
that invites appendicitis, curing constipation,
' bills. 2*e. ai W. E. Pelham'a.
sparing those who
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rich, are dying every
ir loved ones in des)ns
supposed to be
rprises turnout badly
npYnprtpH ininrv or
LLV^Xj^W VV M %?* ^ "wi
>very business firm,
>n, of every great
tould be so conductvents
can be successes
is peculiarly true
irance company. It
1UT FOR ALL TIME.
ity must be such as
:ency, so as to give
:s province is to proompany
i beyond all peradf
the protection fursolute
every requirement of
>uth Carolina I
ATLAJfTIC COAST LD.E B. E. CO.,
Passenger Traffic Department
| MABDI GBAS, New Orleans, La^ Mobile,
Ala^ and Pensacola, Fla.
On account of the above occasion
tha Atlantic Coast Line Railroad company
offers special reduced rates to
the respective points:
Sailing Dates: February 13 to 19,
inclusive, for trains arriving destination
not later than midnight, Februar-y
Limited: Reach original starting
point not later than midnight March
2, unless limit extended to March 18,
inclusive, by personal deposit ticket
with Joseph Richardson, special agent,
at destination, and payment fee of
Stop-Overs: Stop-overs will be allowed
at regular stop-over points on
For rates, schedules, reservations,
etc., see local agent, or address W. C.
Craig, Passenger Traffic Manager, Wilmington,
X. C., or T. C. White, general
Passenger Agent, Wilmington, N.
NOTICE OF FDfAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that the unf
dersigned will make a final settlement
of the estaU of N. P. Abrams, deceased,
in th? Probate Court of Newberry
County, on Tuesday, the 26th day of
March, 1912, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
end will immediately thereafter
apply for his inal discharge as Administrator
of th? said estate.
All persona indebted to the said et-l
tate will make payment forthwith, and
all persons holding claims against the
said estate will present the same,
proved according to law, to the undersigned,
or to his Attorney, Eugene S.
31. H. Abrams,
Newbtrry, S. 9., Feb. 20, 1912.
| Quality is V
I We have the :
to be had in B
at 50c., 75c.,
$2.00 and 2.5
j . Gilder^
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difficult operation wa
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Schedules Effective December 8, 1911.
Arrivals and Departures Newb
jrry, S. C.
(N. B.?These schedule figures are
shown as information only and are not
8:51 a. m.?No. 15, daily from Columbia
to Greenville. Pullman
sleeping car between Charleston
11:50 a. m.?No. Is, daily, from Greenville
to Columbia. Arrives Columbia
1:35 p. m., Augusta 8:35 p. m.
Charleston 8:15 p. m.
2:45 p. m.?No. 17, daily, from Columbia
I 9:05 p. m.?No. 16, flaily, from Green-,
. ville to Columbia. Pullman sleep-1
ing car Greenville to Charleston.'
Arrives Charleston 8:15 a. m. Ar-,'
rive Savannah 4:15 a. m. Jacksonville
8:30 a. m.
Four further information call on
! ticket agents, or E. H. Coapman, V. P.
& G. M., Washington, D. C.; J. L.
Meek, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga., or F.
L. Jenkins, T. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
THOSE deeiring stenographic work
will please apply at The Herald and
Colombia, ftewberrj & L&ireu JL JL
Schedule in effect October 6, 1910
Subject to change without notice,
schedules indicated are not juaran- |
A C. L. 52. 53. j
Lv. Charleston 6.10am 10.00pm |
Lv. Sumter 9.41am 6.20pm
C., N. & L.
Lv. Columbia 11.15am 4.55pm
Lv. Prosperity 12.42pm 1.34pm
Lv. Newberry 12.56pm 5.20pm
Lv. Clinton 1.50pm 2.35pm
Lv. Lauren* 2.35pm 2.12pm
C. & W. C.
ir. Greenville. . .. 4.00pm 12.20pm
Ar. Spartanburg. .. 4.05pm 12.20pm
S. A. L.
Ar. Abbeville .. .. 3.55pm 1.02pm
!Ar. Greenwood.. .. 3.Z7pm 1.33pm
|Ar. Athens 6.05pm 10.30am
Ar. Atlanta 8.45pm 8.00am
I ACL. 54 55.
^Lv. Columbia 5.00pm 11.15am
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greatest value I
ase Bali goods I
$1.00, $1.50, I
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be performed at once, ;
st were required, but he -, \
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ell Telephone Service to
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Lv. Prosperity 6.26pm 9.50am
Lv. Nswbsrry 6.44pm 9.32am
Lv. Clinton 7.35pm 8.44am
Lv. Laurens 7.55pm 8.20am
c. & w. c.
Ar. Greenville 9 "iOpm 7.00am
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Ar. Greenwood.. . 2.28am 2.38am
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At. Athena 5.04am 11.59pm
Ar. Atlanta 7.15am 9.55pm
No*. 52 and 53 arrive and depart
from Union Station, Columbia, dally,
and run through between Charleston
Nob. 54 and M> arrive and depart
" - -x x v;? ,j?;i . ?v
uervais sireei, v^uiumuia. u?i;
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Columbia and Greenville.
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