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SOWING OF GRAIN
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Promise Farmer* Cooperation an<l \ssistance
in Any Worthy Plan
South Carolina Bankers' association.
tu through its committee on agricultural
development and education, of which
the chairman is R. 1. Woodside of
Greenville, has issued an open
letter to t'..e farmers, advising them to
"start now" toward curtailing of
cotton production "by sowing all the
cotton land to oats, wheat and other
p small grains."
"We would urge." says the letter,
"the adoption o.f diversified systems
r of farming and live stock raising. . .
AVe offer our cooperation and assistance
in any worthy plan which has for
its object the betterment of our :arn>
Mr. Woodside is president of th-?
Farmers and Merchants' bank ot
Grenville and the Citizens' bank of
rsaylors. Other members of the committee
are : E. H. Pringle, Jr.. vice
president, Bank of Charlseton,
Charleston; A. E. Padgett, president
Farmers' bank, Edgefield: J. C. Self,
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wood; Ira B. Dunlap, vice president
and cashier, National Union bank.
Rock Hill; J. Skottowe Wannamaker.
preseident, St. Mathews Savings bank
The letter issued by the committee
in the name of the bankers' associa
UUii, is as
^ "The European war is forcing on
our country unprecedented problems.
m While these problems are coming to
f all lines of business, it is especially
W true to the farming pursuits in our
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Ioi/u<,.u.iaiiu, >hulcic me iai mci i> iicive
depended on a cotton crop as the one
money crop. We are realizing now ps
never before just how dependent we
liave ben on this crop. Also we are
realizing as never before how very essential
it is to our farming interests
that we do not depend on any one crop
, as a ready money croro.
f "Whilo it is evident that under the
existing circumstances our farmers
ere likoly to sustain some loss, it is
also e^dent that by a forced change
in methods of farming a greater prosperity
will ultimately result to our
farmers. It can foe seen also that by
the adoption of a diversified system of
farming we will be better prepared to
successfully combat the cotton boll
weevil pest which is rapidly covering
the cotton belt. M
"Many worthy plans have been suggested
for temporarily assisting the
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maimers, uui, aiier au, iwe permanent
remedy lies entirely within the control
of the farmer himself. We all know
that supply and demand must control
the price of any commodity. With a
greater supply of cotton on hand
than can be used by the cotton mills
' of the world under existing circumstanrps
nur nnlv rp^nnrsp is thzt <v?
t -curtailing of production.
^ Sow Small Grains.
"Witn the view of curtailing the
production of cotton some steps must
be taken at the present time, and
our committee would urge that the
farmers of our State, as well as of
other cotton growing States, start now
by feowing all the cotton land to oats,
wheat and other small grain. With
this grain started it will be much
^ easier to carry out the curtailing.
j "We urge that especial effort be
made to gather the present crop or
peas and save for next year's planting.
It is certain that there will be an an-!
usual demand for peas for sowing next
year, '.wore iia,> must ue grown ior
feeding cattle and other live stock.
There is no better way of building up
^ and maintaining th* fertility of the
soil than by tie raising of a certain
^ amount of live stock on the farm; and
H certainly there is not be?tter way of putH
tine' a sfnr> tr> thp foritirnrms drain rvn !
the farmer's income for commercial t
"Me-e and more attention is being i
given to improving the quality and |
increasing the quantity of corn pro-!
duction in the State. Time and labor
. can be saved and larger and more j
M valuable crop yields can be obtained ;
A by a careful study o: the question of
?f seed selection. It has been our obW
servation that the farmer who grows
bountiful crops of corn, together with
other crops, always has ready money
at his command.
"Y/e would urge the adoption of di*
versified systems of farming and live
W stock raising. Greater prosperity is !
p assured the farmer who ceases to rely
on any one crop as a money crop.
"We offer our cooperation and assistance
in any worthy plan which has
W for its object the betterment o: our !
W farming interest."
Only One "BROMO QUININE 5
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Washington. Sept. 2">.?-Secretary
McAdoo today sent telegrams to t';e
i chairmen of the clearing house associations
in Xew York. Chicago. Boston
| and St. Louis, complaining of high interest
rates in those cities and appealjing
for aid in remedyng trat condij
The telegram said: '*1 have received
I complaints about the hig'.i rates of
i interest which are being charged by
I the national banks of New York, Boston.
Chicago and other reserve cities.
Jit is alleged that the New York banks
[are requiring their correspondent
! banks throughout the country to pay
I T per cent. :or loans and to maintain
ja balance with the New York banks,
which makes t':.e money eoct the correspondent
banks the equivalent of S
per cent, or more. Specific cases '.ave
been brought to my attention where
banks in cities of the South have been
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liequ.iL'U tu ?> X> wiusv 111511 niitricou
Touches Whole Country.
"If New York charges the e^uivailent
of 8 per cent, interest to the c-ori
respondent banks of the Sout'.1.. these
i Southern banks must, in turn, charge
a still higher rate of the small banks.
! which are, in turn, their correspon!
dents, thus making the money cost
(the ultimate borrower very high if not
i exorbitant rates. From all the evidence
before me 1 can not feel that
: the charge of 7 to S per ccnt. interest
by the Xew York banks is justified
in the circumstances. Within the
past six weeks 1 have approved the is
suance to the national banks of Xew
j York city of more than $140,000,000
: of new or additional national bank
; currency. This was done for the purpose
of helping the situation generally,
j 1 have taken the position with all the
; banks of the country that I will not
.knowingly issue additional national
! currency or deposit governm *>t .unds j
! with hanks wtaich charge e~ essive,
I rates of interest or whic'J are refus- j
ing to meet legitimate demands for!
! credit. I have also taken the posi- i
i tion that I will withdraw government
deposits from national banks which |
are hoarding money and restrictng
credits througn the maintenance of
Not Generally Done.
! "The New York banks generally j
have not been "hoarding money or j
maintaining excessive reserve, but
they appear to be charging higher j
rates of interest than conditions seem
I to justify. I am using every just eff
a f a Ko n Ire f V? r*r\ 11 rrV* ah* !
ivi l \.\s ygi ouauc tuc L/a.nx\o luiuuguuui j
the country to extend reasonable
credit and at reasonable rates of interest
to meet the existing unusual
conditions caused by the European
war, which if dealt with in a helpful
spirit by all concerned, should quickly
ameliorate. I should like to see the
Xew York banks take the lead in establishing
and maintaining moderate
rates of interest for accommodations,
as their example always has a large
influence on banking action and senti
nient in the country.
"If this course is pursued by the
leading banks in New York and other
great money centres, a real public
service will be rendered and a Teturn
to normal conditions oi business will
he quickened. 1 have been using to
the utmost every power of this department
to assist the general business
situation and the banks and I
ask only for cooperation on the part
of the hanks in an unselfish and pa
Secretary McAdoo tonight made
public a list of nearly 250 national ,
banks outside reserve and central reserve
cities, w^icli are carrying re- j
serves in excess of legal requirements.
The list shows that reserves in these
banks run from 25 per cent, to 74
per cent., the legal minimum being
15 per cent.
li, said Lvir. ^lCAaoo, m a statement
given out with the list, "the \
large amount of loanable funds that j
are kept from active employment, as ,
indicated by these figures, was in-.
vested in commercial or agricultural \
paper or loaned on proper security the ;
present situation would be greatly re- i
The secretarv's statement referred i
to the list as showing "some of the
national banks carrying excessive re- :
serves, and in it was understood tonight
further lists would follow.
Secretary McAdoo's list, showing j
ir:.e precentage of reser carried by '
each bank, includes:
South Carolina?Central National ;
Cnorfonhurof npr /"-ont i
Georgia?National Exchange, Augusta,
36 per cent.; Third National, I
Columbus, 62 per cent.; City National
jDawson, 46 per cent.; Jackson National,
67 per cent.; First National,
(Lyons, 33 per cent.; La Grange National.
64 per cent.; Atkins National,
Maysville. 2D per cent.; First National,
Rome, 23 per cent.; Exchange '
Xiitioiia'. Rome, ZZ per cent.
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And one fourth
! j| bought before. Othe
! | sixteen ounces of the S
In POWDERED Lye, R
teen ounces for a dime, agains
Mendleson'i is pure Ly
11 It goes farther/does more, la
Every can warranted full stren
Mendleson's Twenty-Ounce Ca
cans in soap making. It saponifies
the best hard or soft soap you ever i
for getting- best results.
One of the handiest articles fo
best cleanser and disinfectant. 1a
away dirt and grease; kills disease gt
ture. Remedy and conditioner for b
i A use for it every day. ^
Get better value for your dime
Mendleson's Concentrated Lye at or
i A J. W. Kibler & C<
IB RETAIL I
G. W. Thompson
Cash Grocery Co
. W. P- Derrick & Co.,
J, G? Setzler,
yrrr\ I /T?\|l AND
I Elgin in Nickel Cas<
Elgin in Twenty Ye
Waltham in Nickel
Waltham in Twent}
p. c. jeans & c(
All Work ^aaranteed
Florida?First National, Arcadia, 30
per cent.; Citizens and People's Na- j
tional, Pensacola, 28 per cent.; National
Bank of Commerce, Pensacola,
49 per cent.; First National, St. Apgustine,
27 per cent.
WELL BULL CBTTOX
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American jlvd?cco b uu;-?? i
bale" Offer Helps Merchants in
Special to The Herald and News.
New York, Sept. 28.?The American
Tobacco company is to lend its
powerful support to making t!be "buy
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plan evolved by the tobacco company |
will greatly help the cotton situation (
in the South, while at the same time
stimulating trade through the Southern
States and so esta/blishng confidence
in the South's continued prosperity.
Jn a letter sent to its customers,
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rercivai &. tim presiueni 01 me i
American Tobacco company, makes
the following offer: "We will purchase.
at ten cents a pound, as many
pounds of good middling cotton from j
eaeM of our customers in the above !
named Slate.-, as the aggregate 1111111.- '
b< r o. pounds of Red J. and Penn'?j 1
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DLESOl^g I !
NTPATP j* I
me Can Buy
more than it has ever j
:r cans give you only ||
iolid Lye for your dime.
/lendleson's can gives you sixt
the twelve that some others
without fillers or adulterants.
sts longer than any other Lye.
tgth,, Three cans for a quarter.
in beats the best records of other dime
eight pounds of grease, and gives you
lsed. Every can gives full directions
ON'S L YEVNOmCRL
r household or farm." Cheapest and
saves floors sweet-smelling. Drives
:rms; fine for cleaning kitchen furniogs
and useful in the care of poultry.
by buying the Twenty-Ounce Can of
iy of the following dealers:
>., Newberry, S. C.
l, Whitmire, S C.
y A lUOp^HIJ) %J Vt
Little Mountain, S. C.
Whitmire, S. C,
Your Waich Taste!
can be suited perfectly
here. Do you want a
good timekeeper that is not
expensive. We can sell you
TTIoriti nr Walfliam. re
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liable a time keeper as may be
found or any other make'that
you may prefer.
e $5.50 and up.
ar Case $10 and up.
Case $5 and up.
r Year Case $9 and up.
1MPANY Jewelers I
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No Charge for Engraving B
Natural Leaf plug tobacco, Bull Durham
and Tuxedo smoking tobaccos,
and Sovereign cigarettes (counting
pn^h thousand of Sovereign cigarettes
as equal to five pounds of tobacco),
shipped direct to sucli customer from
September 29, 1914, to November 30,
Tbis letter was sent to dealers in
Alabama, Arkansas, Flordia, Georgia,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee
and Texas, so that the beneficial ef
:ects of this plan will be far reaching. I
Mr. Hill gave out the following
statement: "It is our plan/to render
uniform help to our customers in
all cotton growing sections. The
brands on whicti we make this cottonbuying
offer have such a large sale
throughout these sections, that we estimate
10,000 bales of cotton can be
bought by our company under this
plan. By offering to buy cotton from
its Southern customers the company
feels it is rendering a service to the
territory' which deals largely with it,
and is also making a sound financial
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic.
GROVJi'S TAST-T.FSS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and > v" Is : > sy 'e:r. A trne tonic
Aadsure Ay;-.-r. Per audits and chiJOrea. 50c
I FavJ Tn
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Do you war
If you do trade
I bought my gooc
fortunate in getting t
Therefore, the war will
I will give my tradi
Remember, I give v
ULj 1 1 U?\
The House of c
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, I will give '
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ton to settle
along boys ai
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One of the children
an Alabama farm and wa
apparently lifeless. The
the telephone and called
He told her what to dc
before he arrived the ch
The protection of w
one ot the chiet values
! You can have this ;
the nearest Bell Telepl
postal for our free book
SOUTHERN BELL T
diiirinor f!a v9
it this Touring
at the Book Store
Is early and have been very
hem at the same old prices,
have no effect on my prices.
3 the benefit of the extra
otes on the auto.
FOR SAME MONEY
Variety Store I
i Thousand Things
Ten Cents per
1 g your cotton
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id get straight
ity, S. C.
ed Child's Life
. fell into a water tank on
s rescued unconscious and
i frantic mother rushed to
the doctor six miles away.
) and started at once, but
ild was out of danger,
omen and children is only
of the telephone on the
service at small cost. See
lone Manager or send a
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