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,Memphis. Tenn., Sep:. 1"?.? It was announced
here today t. at Chicago and
Detroit firms have made known their
intentions to buy 1400 bales of cotton
<?i ten cenis a jjuuuu.
The Orangeburg Times Democrat
"Will buy five bales.
The barbers of Columbia have
thrown- in and bought'a bale.
L Columbia committees sold 23 bales
lUnnr^av anH hari "inst STarteri "
Charlotte business men are prem
paring to take seevral thousand bales
J at 10 cents a pound j
Announcement is made in Anderson
that the mills there are in good
shape for orders and will not close
Charleston began a "buy a bale"'
campaign Tuesday and expects to
take over several hundred bales
| Friday. I
Spartanburg is working out plans
* .tolbuy 500 bales on the public square
September 25 wl\ich will be known as
Sumter is waging a campaign for (
and near. The "buy a bale'' committee
is flooding the North and
Y\~est with circulars asking the peopie
in those sections to buy a bale.
f Greensiboro, N. C., fcas just started
r a campaign and expects to take
m over a few hundred bales. The
V t movement has also spread into Virginia.
A big shoe firm has telegraphedthe
Charleston News and Courier
asking them tQ buy five bales at 10
cents. They also sent similar telegrams
to every Southern State.
^ Xewberry has already bought a
number of bales and that progressive
city has a committee working with
a view to taking over several hundred
before the week ends.
-If one million bales o? cotton are
sold by the "buy a bale"' plan at
10 cents a pound it will turn loose
in the South' $50,000,000 and this
amount will suffice to meet obligations
of nearly $500,000,000.
North Carolina is organizing a '
Million Dollar State Trust Co., for
warehousing and loaning money ? on
cotton, only actual growers of cotton
to he allowed to store cotton with
To aid the cotton situation by making
use of cotton bagging in the
place of burlap, thus adding a little
1 to the demand for cotton is the step
taken by the Golden Grain Milling
company of East St. Louis, III.," according
to information to the Raleigh
ChanVber of Commerce in a letter
from that company, says, the letter
"Appreciating the tense condition
caused by the stagnation in the
cotton market and in an effort to
contribute our mite to relieve the
situation we have decided to take a
lossjDn our burlap contracts and will
hereafter ship all feeds in cotton
(By John Temple Graves, in X. Y.
"Buy a Bale of Cotton" after the
great impetus given the movement
by Mr. Hearst is coming to be a
rallying cry of national prosperity.
The South is rallying to it with
admirable >:aith and loyalty?with
Atlanta and Georgia leading the
The splendid national spirit <r our
country is illustrated in the promptapproval
and practical sympathy of
American citizens East and West.
Armour, of Chicago, buys 700
bales at 10 cents a pound, one bale
forfeach of his 700 agencies.
v \ The great Western financier knows
that a bale of cotton is as good as
a government bond, and that the investment
is a safe one with a sound :
promise of good profit at an early
The people in Berlin are paying
16 cents a pound for every bale of
cotton they can get.
If Berlin is willing io pay this
price in war times, think what Berlin
will pay when this war is over
and the eager race .for recuperation
In Lien of Tuition.
Another incident will illustrate the
"universal fait^h in cotton. Miss Ma- j
son, of the famous Castle Girls
sc'-ool at Tarry town, is advertising
that she will gladlv take cotton at 10
at the right price. Th
cheap in time of war?v
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cents a pound in payment of tuition.
President Cone, of the New York
Cotton Exchnge, says the entire exchange
indorses the plan. Hubbard
Bros., the great cotton merchants
are advising their thousands of correspondents
in the West and Northwest
that the cotton investment is
safe as a bond, and urging purchase
as a public-spirited act, and all of
them will buy a bale or more.
If toe Southern farmer could a.ford
to hold his cotton until the war
is over there would be no problem.
But to thousands a: Southern farmers
the sale of their cotton means ;
the LiOney to pay their bills/ If
these farmers cannot sell their cotton
they caipot pay their bills.
When tee farmer cannot pay his
bills the merchant suffers, and Ue
doctor and tne schoolmaster, and the
preacher and everybody. And when
everybody suffers in the South everybody
suffers that the South owes?
North, East and West?manufacturers,
merc-ants and capitalists.
A National Question.
iSn if }? riirpr_t.lv a national aues
Buy a bale of cotton and prevent
this national misfortune.
The New York American and the
Heaist newspapers begin today van
efforts to nationalize this splendid
Georgia movement. At the Park
Row the Thirtv-eiahth street
office, the Fifty-ninth stneet office of
The American there will be found a
bale of cotton labelled to buy, and
inside these offices the purchase of
one or more bales can be made
through the Atlanta Daily Georgian,
of Atlanta, t:.e Southern newspaper
o: the Hearst system. t The same
plan will prevail in Boston and Chicago
and San Francisco and Los
Go behind these cotton bales and
get the information you want, and
BUY A BALE OF COTTON ^ and
store it in the warehouse of national
The Live Stock Industry. j
In his appeal to the farmers of
ClAntV* Ho r a 1 i n o f r\ nlonf w ata rr r? o i
ouutn vaiuima tv-r piaiii uiui u
Mr. W. W. Long, State agent and di- ,
rector of extension, gives this as one
of .his reasons: "Oats will pave the
way for more live stock in the future*"
We have heard a great deal
in recent months of the advantages
the South offers for nearly every
kind of industry, and now, while it
seems absolutely necessary t'sat we
get away from cotton, any expert
testimony is worth reading, W. F.
Ward, of the United States Agricul
ture Bureau, after a painstaking investigation.
makes the following observations
on the soutoNas a place to
"There is no section of the country
which can produce cattle more
cheaply than the South, for the lands
are still cheap, the grazing is good
the pasture season is long, feed can
be produced at a minimum cost and ^
nicAyeiisiYt: sueuer oiny is requireu ,
ifor the animals during the winter
months. The native cattle throughout
this section are po^r in quantity
and small in size, but they are also
cheap in price. They are not worthless,
however, and their cheapness is
their redeeming feature, for they are
good foundation stock from which
may be produced an excellent herd of
beef animals by judicious selection ,
;ale one nev/ live
cottage on College street
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and by the continued use of pure-,
bred beef bulls.
"Cheap lands combined with cheap
cows for foundation stock make it
possible to start in the cattle business
in the South with an outlay of
far less capital than in most other
sections of the country. The only
shelters required are open sheds facing
South, under which young cattle
may take shelter from cold, rain or
wind. Mature beef cattle usually
need no otier protection than that
<ai'Forded by trees, hedges, underbrush,
canebrakes and other natural
"Corn grows well throughout the
Soutn and is the principal crop
grown for grain .for feeding purposes
and is more generally used for silage
than any other crop. Because o? ias
adaptability to almost all soils, the
wide varation of time during which
it may be. planted and its luxuriant ,
growth in southern latitudes, it is .
considered the most important' silage ;
crop. Swett sorghum can be planted
later than corn and often makes a
heavier yield. The cost of growing
sorghum and corn is about the same.
A combination a: corn and sorghum
makes a silage that is greatly relished
Two or three years ago the aver- i
age farmer would not have paid
much attention to such statements as
the above, but we believe that the
time has arrived when he is forced
to take notice. Several progressive
farmers in Greenwood county have
started the ball to rolling. Our fair
next month should give the live
stock industry further impetus.
Byt the way, how would it do for
the directors to bring that car of
fine cattle here and have it sold at
auction during the fair?
Tie eleven county mutual fire inf
surance companies in this State are
being urged to insure cotton by Insurance
These companies principally insure
property of farmers.
In this regard; Commissioner Mc-'
Master today gave out the following
'sThere are eleven mutual firp in- i
surance companies "doing business in
the following counties.on" this State:
Oconee, Anderson,4 Abbeville-Green-|
wood, Cherokee-Spartanburg, YorkLancaster.
Chester, Fairfield, Union,
Newberry, Darlington and Marlboro.
These companies insure farm dwellings,
tenant houses and household
"'Commissioner McMaster is urging
them, either separately or by union
of their forces, to nrovide for the In- :
suring of cotton. To observe the
equities cotton should be put in a
special class and subject to special j
rates. Furthermore, the companies '
should require that it be stored in a
particular manner in order that the !
equities among the various policy-1
holders may be observed.
"These mutual companies have;
been insuring farm property hereto- |
fore at rates varying from about 25 :
cents to SO cents per hundred dollars. |
These rates are very much less than
those charged by Ce stock companies 1
and the commissioner feels that if
tnese companies would organize to j
insure the cotton of their policyholders
that they would be of great
benefit to the farmers."
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Miss Day of E
well she can please
and what she has t<
Dry Goods, Co;
Dresses, Clothing f
\ Shirts, Pants, Shoes
Shades, Lace Curt
| If you want a 5
Woolen Mills at $1
lines cover evervthi
We beg that y
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HATS AND MILLINERY 1
EADY FOR YOUR SELECT
ay, Sept. 22
ialtimore is with us again; you k
you. We urge that you come in 1
) show you.
Jso Have the Following in
at Prices to Suit the Times:
at Suits, Notions, Trimmings, Rea
or men and boys, Hats for men ;
of all kinds at all prices, Underw<
:ains, Bed Spreads, Oil Cloth, S
;uit made to your measure we ha
5 to $20, Kahn Bros., at $12 to $4
ng and they can't be beat.
ou see us before you buy any af 1
ry Goods Comp
ASPERITY, S. C.
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