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" Mayor Z. F. Wright of Newberry.
J The State of Wednesday carries a
photo and sketch of the above subject.
"Z. F. Wright, Newberry's mayor, is
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citizen, always ready to do his part
1 in any undertaking or enterprise that
is for the public good. He is a progressive
ift a quiet way; more of a
doer of things than a talker about doing
them. Mr. Wright is a graduate
of Newberry college of the class of
p 18SS. He was elected president of the
Newberry cotton mills in September,
[ 1905, to succeed Robert L. McCaughrin.
The mill has prospered under his
presidency, having increased its plant
more than one-third out .of the earnings.
Up to his election as president
of the Newberry mil} he was cashier
of the Commercial bank of this city.
i , Mr. Wright had never held public oftill
hp entered unon the office of
mayor last January. He is serving
the interests of the city faithfully and
with the aid of an efficient council, is
. giving Newberry an excellent city gov'
Will Return to the State Sunday >Veek.
The State, 9th.
An alfalfa growers association ha^
nr/v-nnc-o/1 fr\r VftwhprrV OOUIltV.
uccu vn|/vc vu wi
by A. G. Smith, agriculturalist of the
United States office of farm management.
Mr. Smith is now working for
the department in Illinois and will
return to South Carolina July 20. S-evi
eral days ago iMr. Smith was invited
by S. M. Duncan, county agent, to
. speak in N^berry on alfalfa growfe
ing. The following letter was rep
ceived from Mr. Smith.
* "I have yours of recent date concerning
the meeting at Pomaria. I
would be glad to be with you and
talk affairs, but I will not be back
in South Carolina until July 20. How
about organizing an alfalfa growers'
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association m sxe-wDerry uuujucj ; n
you will get 20 men who are growing,
b or will agree to grow, an acre of alfalfa,
I will organize the association
and visit with you, the farm of each
member and give full directions as to
' how to proceed."
* A LITTLE SEKMONETTE. <?>
We all have our respective places
in the community. Each has bis owTn
peculiar sphere, filled with his own
individuality, personality, idiosycracy,
or eccentricity as the case
; may be. Notwithstanding that each
thinks the otkfer a crank. The "brotherhood
of man" in its true "community
of interests" works together
for the common good and keeps the
whole united. It is the same the
world over, but nowhere than in
* Newebrry does it show up to better adi
various callings. The ministers fit
various calings. The ministers fit
fflp their positions, as well as do the phyB
sicians, the lawyers, the merchants,
the bankers, the cotton mill men, the
Ik V other business men, as the insurance
men, (getting to be a large field) the
farmers, the newspaper people, the
mill operatives; in the aggregate all
making grand progress, and out of
A the whole sinslins: each for his part.
I See the individual member of the community
of workers. The college president
has his part in the great maks
up. So has the mill president, the
bank president, the editor, the reporter,
each and all. So let's do the
best we can for the good of the town,
without grumbling and complaining,
"working for each other's interest as
well as for our own.
How They Work It In Texas?Bankers
Assist, Says President Far,
Fort Worth, Texas; July 7.-3 want
to speak a word to the farmers and
bankers of this Nation through the
press on the plan of co-operation in
marketing cotton which has been
adopted in Texas, and it is one which
can be easily extended to all States
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'and to all products. If the plan is
not readily adjustable to conditions
: beyond Texas, then I submit the spirit
of co-operation as worthy of emulation
by the agricultural and financial interests
of every community in the
In Texas cotton is the money crop
and the problem of marketing it in
i telligently has absorbed . the attention
! of the leaders of economic thought
j for half a century. The crop is oftim-es
mortgaged and debt is such a
hard taskmaster that the farmer, in
order to escape it, rushes to the market
with his products and down goes
the price and the anxiety for the anInual
pay day causes many others to
seek an early market.
To relieve the pressure the bankers
are advancing the farmers $35.00 per
bale at 6 per cent, payable when the
cotton is sold. The title to the cotton
rests with the farmer and he can
sell when he pleases and there is no
longer occasion for disposing of his
crop on a weak or glutted market.
i There is a strong demand in Texas
|for money at 8 and 10 per cent on
! tprmc tr? suit the lender, and an offer
jto lend the farmers on demand at 6
per cent is a concession on the part
of the bankers which the farmers appreciate.
I estimate that it will require
approximately $40,000,000 ip
hold the distress cotton off the market,
and this amount the bankers have
! made available to lend on cotton
'stored in our warehouses. It will
| require a much smalier'sum to handle
: the business as the money the farmer
borrows will be paid on ms a-eDts or
j spent in his home town and most of
:it will be immediately re-deposited in
the bank available for lending again.
TVe have 350 warehouses in the interior
and adequate storage facilities
are provided at the ports to take care
;of all cotton which cannot be accomo!
dated in the interior.
Many bankers in Texas have for
voarc: h^pn lendine monev to
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| farmers without compensation "or at
a very low rate of interest to buy
blooded livestock, build silos, etc.,
and no usurer whoever bowed at the
| shrine of the dollar received as large
I returns on the investment as these
; progressive bankers, who made loans
i without interest to uplift productive
i industry: The spirit of the builder
which actuated the bankers in these
smaller transactions is now extended
into tne nnancmg 01 u?? uuuuu tiup
on a mammoth scale and the- returns
will be correspondingly increased.
God Almigrhty's Xoblemen,
The work has had its hardships and
has met with such obstacles as all
progressive movements invariably
! encounter. It will have to break the
! shackles of shiftless habits of many
farmers, melt the adamant heart of
| many bankers and it has become the
! target of ridicule and suspicion of the
near-sighted. I want to here name
a few of God Almighty's noblemen
| who have co-operated in working out
. the plans and who have given their
time, influence and loaned their money
. under tins arrangement to finance
warehouses throughout the entire
! State: W. H. Eddleman, Ben 0. Smith,
Fort Worth; B. B. Cain, D. E. Waggoner,
Dallas; oe Hirsh,, Corpus Christi;
I. H. Kempner, Galveston; James Garrity,
Corsicana; Edwin Chamberlain,
San Antonio; W. H. Fuqaia, Amarrillo,
and hundreds of other bankers who
are financing cotton in local warehouses.
The parties whose names I
1 have mentionea nave loaned money
on cotton throughout the entire State.
Heaven loaned earth the spirit of
these men. They are not actuated by
, philanthropic motives; they are
ishrewd bankers; they are men of exceptional
business ability who are big
enough to roll into place the corner
' stones of empires.
Its Effect Upon the Market
It is the custom in Texas and other
! southern States to market sixty-five
per cent of the crop the first three
i months of harvest season which re
'suits in weakening and oftimes glutting
the market. A* least two-thirds
I of the cotton farmers are tenants and
there is approximately an eighty million
dollar mortgage against their
I crop each year due when the cotton
is picked and the farmer is forced to
sell to meet his obligations. The
bankers will not advance him as muc'
as $35.00 per bale on his cotton at
i ~ intnTSef T\ Q VO 0 5?f V>10
5-lA PCI LCli I lUltl tv V. tliVI
option which will take the cotton out
' distress and enable the farmer to
hold it until the price is satisfactory
' and make a glut easily avoidable.
The consumption of cotton is distributed
evenly throughout the year and
it should be marketed as the spinners
. demand it. There are so many factors
that enter into fixing the price that
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t segregated and reduced to a cash,
i basis, but in my opinion the slow mar
keting of cotton will increase the
: farm price at least from 2 1-2 to 5
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cents per pound n-t over the price
obtained under present methods, making
a minimum net saving to the farmer
of $50,000,000. It is now up to
the farmer to take advantage of the
Of the 1912 cotton crop, Texas produced
4,88,210 bales out of 14,313,015
'bales produced in the United States
and a possible 20,000,000 bales in the
world. The 1912 Texas cotton crop
sold at a farm price of $338,538,822,
including lint and seed. The annual
world consumption during 1911, the
latest available reports, was 20,402,000
bales. The cotton yield per acre ii
Texas in 1912 was 205 lbs., valued at
$23.69. The value of the yield per acre
of cotton is the greatest of any s:aple
crop in the world. Its nearest approach
is corn $14.22 per acre for
1912 in the United States.
Just Turned it Around.
In his studio in Carnegie hall
nv. amnspd to re
| 'oj-ia.1 ico \jri ucujj ? w-o
ceive the other day a printed circular
signed by ar automobile firm, that
"You are cordially invited to participate
in our grand $100 prize drawing
contest. Each participant may submit
one or more drawings advertis
i ing our automobile, and the winner
will receive a grand cash prize of
$100. Drawings must be sent prepaid,
they must be original, and all
unsuccessful drawings will remain
the property of the undersfgned."
Mr. Gibson, who can scarcely be
persuaded to make drawings at $1,000
apiece, smiled over this printed
j circular, and then he took a sbeet of
j note paper, and, still smiling, he
! wrote to the automobile firm:
"You are cordially invited to participate
in my grand ten dollar prize
automobile contest. Each participant
may submit one or more automobiles
fully -equipped of his own manufacture,
and the winner will receive
a grand cash prize of $10 in gold.
The automobiles submitted should be
| brand new and must he shipped f. o.
| b., New York. The unsuccessful autoi
mobiles will remain the property of
the undersigned. Charles Dana Gibson."?Exchange.
Highest Mountain in United States.
The highest mountain in Oregon is
Mount Hood, 11,225 feet above sea
level. Compared with Mount Whitney,
to the south in California, and
Mount Ranier, to the north in Washin(rtnn
pj?ph risine- well above 14,
000 feet, Mount Hood does not appear
as a skyscraper. However, according
to the geologists of the United
States geological survey and other
authorities, Oregon had at one time,
probably before the dawn of life upon
the earth, a great volcano which
towered as far above Mount Hood as
does Mount Rainier, 'possibly even
several thousand feet higher. This
was the great .Mount Mazama. But
thousands of years ago this mountain
disappeared into the bowels of the
earth, and all that is left today is
the hugh rim around Crater Lakt.
Crater Lake is the caldera of this
extinct and collapsed volcano and is
nearly six miles in diameter. The inside
walls of the rim of the ancient
mountain are in places nearly 4,000
feet high and almost perpendicular.
The lake itself, is in places 2,000 feet
deep and parts of the wall rise above
its water another 2,000 feet. A restoration
of the mountain in fancy, using
as a base the angles of the lower
slopes, which still remain shows that
the apex could not have been far from
15,000 feet i:a height, so that Mount
Mazama was one of the most lofty and
majestic peaks in the United States.?
San Francisco Chronicle.
SAYS HE KILLED PEAR*, BRYAN.
Alleged Check Flasher Claims Eight
Los Angeles, July 7.?Arrested, accused
of having passed a bad check,
Simon P. Helfinstine, in jail here, today
startled officials with a purported
! confession, in which he detailed a se!
ries of eight murders in Ohio. These
include th- slaying of Pearl Bryan, for
whose death the medical students,
Jackson and Walling, were executed.
Some of the circumstances of the
crimes as related by Helfinstine do
not coincide with known facts. County
officials were inclined to believe the
prisoner was suffering from insanity.
Pearl Bryan was supposed to have
been killed in Cincinnati, but Halfinstine
asserts that he murdered the girl
in Toledo and then shipped the body
| to Jackson and Walling in Cincinna
TO SEGREGATE "STUPIDS."
Physician Says Backward Child Is
Sonree of Supply to Criminal
(Chicago Dispatch to New York Times.
Addressing the convention aii^n
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phone line wit
now enjoyed b
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By C. C. Schumpert, Esquire, Probate
Whereas, P. B. Banfcs, Jr., and G. N.
Long hath made suit to me to grant
them Letters of Administration of the
estate and effects of P. B. Banks
These are therefore to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred
1 - TD T? Panorc
me creanors 01 mtj sam ?. jJUttugwj |
and creditors of the said H. H. Folk,
deceased, that they be and appear before
me, in the Court of Probate, to
De held at Newberry, S. C., on July
12th, 1913,' next after publication
thereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said administration should not be
Given under my hand, this 28th day
of June, Anno Domini, 1913.
C C. Schumpert,
J. P. N. C.
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite j
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out I
Malaria and builds up t he system. A true tonic
and sure Appetizer. For adults and children. 50c.
ists in session here Dr. Henry H. Godlard,
of Vineland, N. J., declared that
slow and weak minded children should
be segregated and receive a special
education. He asserted that the average
stupid child recruits the criminal
class when he is brought up among
normal children, whose education
leaves him still ignorant.
"Often the stupid child is the fav*
ored and petted one of the family, and
many parents do not, or will not, recognize
that a child of theirs is mentally
deficient," asserted the speaker.
"The child thus becomes spoiled,
and becomes a dangerous factor ill
"Twenty-five per cent of the crimi-'
nal class belong to the mentally back- j
ward; 50 per cent of the prostitute I
class and 70 per cent of the person*
in reform institutions are mentally de-1
The Noble life.
Tru-e worth is in being, not seeming;
In doing each day that goes bySome
little good, not in the dreaming
Of great things to do and by,
For, whatever men say in blindness j
And spite of the fancies of youth, j
There's nothing so kingly as kind- j
And nothing-so royal as truth.
We get back our mete as we mea
We cannot do -wrong and feel right.
Nor can we give pain and gain pleasure.
For justice avenges each slight.
The air for the wing of the sparrow,
The bush for the robin and wren.
But always the path that is narrow
An? straight for the children of
Summer is th^? cheapest time to buy
good breeding stock, as many breeders
make it a rule to dispose of all
ttyein b.^n& and, say^ onl$ puU$t?
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it is i
k for It Today-A Pos
w you may connect
:h the Bell system, a
> local and long disfc
y more than 5,000,0
en't a Telephone th
o get service at very
lin-rifn iTAHfcplf KIT CPI
iigaLw juuiovu kjj jvi
irest Bell Telephone Mana
rmers' Line Department
th PryorSt, Atlanta, Ga.
Notice to F
I have been advertising: Indiana Silo
the best investments tliat any farmer c
best suggestion to our farmers. Sow
peas or soy beans, buy a Koger pea and
the Feed from the vines, saving the cos
dirt from your hay, making it more san
The Koger will not choke or clog with
break two per cent of seed. See or w
regarding this wonderful machine.
J. M. SWtt
Sales agent for Gasoline Engii
Corn Shelters, Pea Threshers, G
Cutters, Saw Rigs, Indiana Silos,
910 West Main St,
Wrightsville Beach Ic |
Isle of Palms '
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grounas ana o
Surf bathing, boating, fishii
for old and young,
Dance music furnished by e
These elegant resorts reach
auanut wuoi i
The Standard Railroad
For rates, reservations, etc,
agent, Newberry, S. G, T. C. WI
The Gemson Agric
rwoni i mcmt nvrp cnn VAT I IF OF
Llll IX l J I . I T t . ^ 1 V/ T WW w -
AND A THIRD-OVER 90 TEA
ca and Electrica
Textile Industry; Architectural Engineeri
' "extile Industry; F<
on Grading; Four-Weeks Winter Course
P l, Cost per session of nine months,
vlroU water, board, laundry, and two <
tion, if able to pay, $40.00 extra. Tot'J c
I Agricultural Course, ?117.55; Four-Weeks
Scholarship and Entrance Exai
Agricultural and Textile Scholarships, an
I arships. Value of Scholarships $100 00 p<
dents who have attended Clemson Collegt
sity, are not eligible for the Scholarships
Scholarship and Entrance Examination
II perintendent of Education on July nth, a
wcvr CPCCTAM ODfWQ QF1
I HCAi tJrv/i biiM
Write at once to W. M.
Clemson College, S. C., for Catalog, Scho'
you may be crov
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get the ,
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IS DOO& Will
iding for it.
s fcr some time, which is one of
:au make. I now make very
every available foot of land in
I bean thresher, which separates
;t of picking, cleans the grit and
itary and wholesome for feeding,
vines, and is guaranteed not to
rite me for farthei particulars
ies, Feed and Grist Mill*,
rain Separators, Ensikge
Newberry, S. C.
ag and marine pleasures
ed via the
I of the Sooth.
address T. S. Lefler, ticket
lite, G. P. A., Wilmington,
PROPEI OVER A MILLION
CHERS AND OFFICERS
n courses). Chemistry; Mechani
I Engi:eering; Civil Engineering; 11
Agriculture; Two-Year Course in
our-Weeks Winter Course in Cotfor
including all fees, heat, light,
complete uniforms, $133 45. Tui:ost
per session for the one year
1 Course, all expenses, |io 00.
mmaCba* College mainDID3U00S.
tains 167 four-year
d 51 one-year Agricultural Schol;r
session and Free Tuition. (Stuor
any other College or Univerunless
there are no other eligible
s will be held by the County Su
PTEMBER 10, 1913.
larshio Blanks, etc. If you delay,