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STATE COTTON MEN
HEAR JORDAN PLAN
MEAD OF SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION
TELLS OF PROPOSED COMPANY
Comm/ttee Appointed to Present Plan
to the Farmers of the
ft. F. Caldwell in News and Courier.
Columbia, D-ec. 15.?Called for the
purpose o hearing Mr. Harvie Jordan,
president of t?e oSuthern Cotton association,
outline the plans for the
formation of the Cooperative Cotton
company, the president of the county
rganizations assembled here this afternoon
in response to the call of
President -"Wade Stackhouse cf toe
State branch. Mr. Jordan detailed the
scheme for forming a holding company
Tvith an authorized capital of $100,000,and
a minimum of $1,000,000 to take
are of the surplus crop and give
stability to tfce remaining cotton.
The subscribers to the company are
to puk up spot coton for their stock,
!fcasis middling, at 10 cents per pound.
Ihe ownership <y* the stock and control
of the company to be rtained by
the cotton growing interests of tfn-e
South, with only one vot', fr each
sharehlder regardless of the amount
of stock he may own.
The business affairs of tire company
te be vested in and administered by
a governing board elected from the
cotton States in proportion to the total
amount of stck wned in each State
and the members of such board to be
elected by the shareholders of each
State through their respective county
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of the company to be elcted by the
governing board from residents in the
ScutTa- interested in cotton growing.
The compan^ is to have the right to
fcegin business when $1,000,000 of its
apital stock has been subscribed and
n':.e first business of the company
when organized, will be to issue negotiable
warehouse receipts against the
cotton of its stockholders being heltf
i?. storage and secure loans on same at
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enabling holders to secure funds with?ut
being forced to sacrifice their cotton
on a depressed market.
Wfcen the abnormal conditions are
relieved the future purposes of the
tsompanp will be to stabilize cotton
values at fair and reasonable prices to
the growers; perfect an economic sys-l
tem of warehousing and financing fu- 1
ture crops of cotton; preventing v:o-!
lent fluctuatins in the cotton markets;
improving present wasteful methods of
"baling, handling and marketing cot
, uibti lUULlIIg CUlitCt 1U1U1 JLlittUUJLl
regrading supplies and consumption of
cotton and otherwise lending valuable
and efficient aid to the cotton growers.
To Pledge Reduction.
In the South there are 850 cotton
producing counties each yielding an
average production of 17,000 bales. Out
of these only 7 per cent of the average
production of each county would, in
t?ie aggregate, furnish 1,000,000 to the
capital stock of the company. Each
farmer, who subscribed cotton to tJ'.ie
company, would be requested to sign
a written pledge to the Southern Cotton
association agreeing to reduoe his
cotton acreage for 1915 at least 50 per
cent less tr.an the area planted in 1914.
This, it is claimed would practically
guarantee the proper equilibrium between
supplies and consumption for
next year and stabilize vrices to fair
and reasonable values, as well as secure
for the company a minimum price
of 10 cents per pound for the cotton
subscribed as its foundation capital.
The plan contemplates the immediate
retirement of 2,000,000 of tfte present i
surplus of cotton from the market.
These.and other matters in connec-1
tion with the proposed company were j
outlined to the conference by Mr. Jor- |
dan, who, with t)': e other officials of
the Southern Cotton association, are j
undertaking the work of getting the!
preliminary $1,000,000 subscribed for |
the company to organize. Dr. Wade j
Stackhouse of Dillon is representing
the company and taking subscriptions
in Soutih- Carolina.
Mr. Jordan was accompanied here
today by Mr. B. A. Forbes of tine Han- |
over National bank of New York city.
Mr. Forbes was present as a listener
and to see what is going to be done.
Ontlrned to Growers.
It was decided to begin tbe first step
ki organizing the Cooperative Company
in South Carolina, and the plans
were laid before the leading cotton
growers or" the State at the conference
in the ball room of the Jefferson hotel
this afternoon. Leading cotton producers
from all prast of the State were
here and participated in tihe conference
It wa9 felt, as pointed out by one that
if South Carolina approved of this plan
and subscribed her part to the capital
stock the rest of the South would fall
into line. "South Carolina is looked on
in New York and the North as a leader
on account of her acreage reduction
law nd her warehouse act," said one
;<:f the mo.st pronun- n'cotton growers,
i \\'.:o was present at the conference,
i The promoters of the plan are enb'.aisij
astic over the outlook and believe its
| success will solve the difficulties and
' remedy the distress caused by the collapse
o.' the cotton market.
I A committee was appointed oy tne
; Southern Cotton association late this
afternoon, consisting of Harvie Jorj
dan, president; Dr. Wade Stackhouse,
of South Carolina, and Mr. Walter
Clark of Mississippi, to present this
j plan to the farmers of the Soutib. The
! first Siate in which it was presented in
j full, was South Carolina today. The
. meeting was called by Dr. Wade Stackj
house and was composed of the presiI
dents of the various county cotton
: congresses. Mr. Jordan explained the
! plan at length, and it was approved by
| a unanimous vote of those present.
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Dr. Stackhouse appointed a commit!
tee, consisting of Mr. W. A. Stuckey,
Senator J. A. Banks, State Warehouse
! Commissioner John L. McLaurin and
(himself, to draft an address explaining
tlhe plan to the people and calling
| meetings in the various counties to!
pass upon the same.
Why the Movies Help Rather Than
Harm the Theatre.
In the course of an interesting interview
with Cyril Maude, the famous
English actor, in the January Woman's
Home Companion, Mr. ;Yaude explains ;
in part as follows why he thinks the j
j movies will help rather than injure the !
i " 'So many American interviewers J
j 'rave asked me if I am not afraid that
j the legitimate drama will be curt by ,
! , i
i the present "craze' for pictures. Not at;
all! The drama has always competed j
; with other . orms of entertainment, and
! has alwavs held its own. Poor spoken !
drama will go down before the film-;
drama, but good drama will go tri- ;
jumphantly forward. You cannot satis-j
fy the public completely by appealing j
to one sense only.
" 'But I do maintain tl'.at in the end
the legitimate, the spoken drama will
gain heavily by tlbe moving picture
craze as you call it. I find ti'.:at here !
ir. America, as in England, there is a !
certain percentage of the population
which still "believes the theatre to be a
power for evil.
"" *Xow these people have been
drawn to the picture theatres through'
what is known as the educational film.
t-Y ctt Vovo ooon rlra m a +1 /">! o c Q
j xi-ti ^ tia * u uuiMViv v4mw
, ics reproduce.1, Shakespearean
i tragedies and comedies, "Quo Vadis/'
, and dozens of modern masterpieces.
: They now see the drama as a power
I for good, the theatre as a forum for
! the discussion of social, civic, and in-:
I dustrial problems. Gradually these i
l one-time spurners of the drama are i
coming to the legitimate theatre.'" |
Slz'grh School is Progressing Rap/dly.
Columbia Record, 15th.
Blythewood, Route 3, Dec. 14.?Witfa
an enrollment of about 40 pupils
Sligh school is making rapid progress.
1 Being in charge of Miss Mamie E.
Crooks and Miss Helen Coleman, obth
of whom fcave won the love and re- j
' sDect of both pupils and patrons, some |
; are attending more regularly than ,
Miss Crooks is one of the best principals,
while Miss oCleman, being a
j graduate of Winthrop, is an excep- J
; tional primary teacher. Under their j
| guidance Sligh's is expected to be
, one of the leading schools of this dis.
! REPRIEVE GRAFTED
TO WILL GOGrGANS
Clumhia Record, 8th.
Brought here late Monday to be electrocuted
December 11, Will Goggans, a
i negro convicted at the March, 1913,
| term of court for Newberry county,
| will not De punisnea ior ma umuc uutilMa
rch 4, 1915, according to a reprieve
by Governor Blease filed Tuesday
in the office of secretary of S";ate.
; It is known that no executions will
occur in this State until after Governor
Manning assumes office January 29.
Goggans was sentenced by trial
Judge George E. Prince to be electrocuted
April 25, 1913, and Ihis sentence
tvhc cfavori hv rpnriAve until Mav 27,
1914. Beore the time of expiration!
of the reprieve, an appeal was made
to the supreme court in Goggans' bei
half, and after the court had passed
upon the pppeal, fee was resentenced
by Judge Gary at the June, 1914, term
of court for Newberry county, to be
electrocuted December 11.
| Sometimes when the weather is very
cold and the pilotboat is rolling in a
heavy sea off the Ambrose channel
i lightship the old pilot will think twice
about the precarious ride in the small
boat and the icy, strenuous climb up
the ship's side on a sea ladder. And it
he does think twice about it the old
fellow may give one of the younger pilots
a chance to take his turn. Should
this bargain be concluded in the snug
cabin the younger man receives bei
sides the regular fee the sum of $4.
and this fe called mitten money-?Nerr
When Notre Darr.e's Bell Tolls.
One of the most interesting sights of
Notre Dame is tlie ringing of tlie great
bourdon, the giant bell of the cathedral.
It can be seen by those who happen to
visit thp helfrv at noon on Good Fri
day. There are no ropes: the ntige
mass is swung by a sort of seesaw, on
which the lingers perform curious
gymnastics. The tone of the bell is
so pure that one may stand quite close
and suffer 110 more inconvenience than
from the sounding of a thirty-two foot
j organ pipe. Huysmans has described
| the ringing in one of his novels?i'ali
I Mall Gazette.
i - . '
I Woolwich Once a Koman uemexery.
Woolwich arsenal only dates from
1716. but Woolwich's military conneetions
so further back. Batteries were
erected there against the Dutch in 1(^57,
I and as early as the reisn of Henry
j VII. the spot had be^un to be associatI
ed with the navy. And even earlier
Woolwich was well known, for the
Roman Watling street crossed Shoot
er's hill, and the site of the arsenal was
once a Roman cemetery.?London S|>ec
County Treasurer's office.
The books for the collection of State
and county tax will be open from October
15th to December 31st, 1914.
Tfcose who prefer to do so can pay
in January, 1915, with 1 per cent;
those who prefer to pay in February,
1915, can do so by adding 2 per cent;
those who prefer paying from March
1st to March 15, 1915, can do so by
adding 7 per cent; after March 15,
1915, the books will be closed.
N. B. -Taxpayers awning property
in more than one township or special
school district will please inform me
when paying or writing for the amount
of bis or her tax. This is very impor
tant, there being so many specia1
Those who wish to pay by the 31st
o: December, 1914, and do not care
to come to the office, will please write
for the amount not later than December
25, 1914. Alter that time I am too
busy to answer letters promptly.
In sending stamps, nothing above a
2 cent stamp should be sent, as 1
cannot use them.
If money is sent, it would be best
to register same; if sent otherwise, it
must be at sender's risk.
By referring to your tax receipts of
1913, you will know the township and
?r>Anial school district, or both, in
Y'ii'oli your property is located.
T:e levy for 1914 is as follows:
Ordinary County 3%
Court House %
Road and Bridge Note XA
Ordinary County Note &
Roads and Bridges 1
Constitutional School Tax 3
Total 14 y2
Except the following localities
where an additional railroad tax hatbeen
Township No. 1 1%
Township No. 8 3
Township No. 9 2
And except the following school districts,
where special scnool tax has
No. 1, Newberry 6
No. 5, McCullough 2
No. 9, Deadfall 2
No. 10, Utopia 1
No. 14, Prosperity 6%
No. 15, Saluda ... 2
No. 26, Big Creek ... 2
No. 26, Pomaria 7 j
No. 30, Little Mountain .10% ;
No. 33; Jolly Street 4
No. 34, St. Pauls 2
No. 35, Excelsior 2
No. 39, Chappells 4
No. 41, Dominicks 2
No. 45, Trinity 4
No. 48, Jalapa * 4
No. 52, Whitmire 5
No. 56, Zion 4
No. 58, Silverstreet 6
No. 11, Hartford 2
io 9. i
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N< 13, St. Lukes 4 \
No. 16, O'Neal] 2 |
No. 18, Fairview 2 j
No. 19, Swilton 4
No. 22, St. Philips 4 |
No. 31, Wheeland 2 j
No. 43, Bust River 2
\To. 44, Smyrna 4
No. 59, Pressley 2
A poll tax of One Dollar has been
levied on all male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 years, .except
f ftVQ-nrnf KIT lour
LllVJOC wvv^JJLL^rw is J " j
A tax of 50 cents each is levied on |
all dogs. i
Persons liable to road duty may pay i
a commutation tax of $2.00 from the !
15th of October, 1914, to the 31st day
of December, 1914.
All taxpayers remember all taxes
have been listed separately, and please
n A -i ?: _ a ? ? ?"U
see uiai you Hxive a receipt ior ea^u |
piece of property so listed.
Jno. L. Epps,
BOW HER FBIENDS
i HARHIY KNOW HFR
IHIBVfti S Hill v v> IIB8I
But This Does Not Bother Mrs.
Burton, Under the
Houston, Texas.?In an interesting
Mrc C P Rnr+nn
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writes as follows: "I think it is my duty
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the woman's tonic, has done for me.
I was down sick with womanly iruuble,
and my mother advised several different
treatments, but they didn't seem to do
me any good. I lingered along for frree
or four months, and for three weeks, I
? i i ijl < r ^ _
was in Ded, SO SICK l coujan i Dear lur |
any one to walk across the floor.
My husband advised me to try Cardui,
the woman's tonic. I have taken two
bottles of Crjdui, am feeling fine, gained
15 pounds and do all of my housework.
Friends hardly know me, 1 am so well."
If you suffer from any of the ailments
so common to women, don't allow the
trouble to become chronic. Begin taking
Cardui to-day. It is purely vegetable,
its ingredients acting in a gentle, natural
wa> on the weakened womanly constitution.
You run no risk in trying Cardui.
H lioc Koon holninor wpslr wnmPn hack tO
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health and strength for more than 50
years. It will help you. At all dealers.
Write to: Chattanooga Medicine Co.. Lad'es
Advisory Dept., Chattanooga. Tenn.. for &pcc!'u
Instructions on your case and 64-rage hook. "Hon a
Treatment for Women." sent in olain wraooer. 8
Whenever You Need a General Tonic I
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless j
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t"he Risks They Run and Some of the
Things They Can Do.
The modern type of submarine carries
five torpedoes, which it can discharge
one after tbe otber by means ot'
compressed air. So perfect is tbe firing
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be noticed either during or after the
discbarge, and the equilibrium of the
vessel is not upset in the least
When it is realized that each of these
torpedoes is quite capable of making a
hole in a battleship as large as a haystack,
it will be seen that the sinking
of a battleship that is not armored be
low water is practically an easy task
A submarine vessel, however, runs a
considerable risk in even attempting to
tornedo another vessel. Before it can
fire a torpedo it must come to the surface
and show its periscope in order to
aim the weapon correctly. If the battleship
once sees the periscope the object
of the submarine is practically
thwarted, for such a vessel can be
sunk by a shell from a big gun when
only its periscope is visible, because of
the fact rbat the cushion of water
above the vessel does not offer sufficient
resistance to prevent the shell
sinking and holing it.
While running on the surface of the
sea gasoline engines are used to drive
the submarines. These engines also
generate electri< 'ty. in addition to propelling
the vessel, and this is stored up.
As soon as the submarine dives the
?oo/vlin? nnrrinac Ctf>n it is driven
^a^uiuir .? ?
by an electric motor, which gets its
power from the stored up electricity.
The speed at which the average submarine
can travel is eleven knots on
the surface and five below water.
A submarine can go to the bottom of
the sea near shore and. if it is necessary,
"sit" on the bottom for twentyfour
hours at a stretch without coming
up to the surface to "breathe." The
ability to do this comes !d very handy
when a storm is raging, for below the
surface waves are not experienced.
Some of the latest types of vessels can
run for 4.500 miles without taking In a
fresh supply of stores cr fuel.
In calm weather the suDmannes
range of vision is somewhere about
eight miles. That is to say, an opposing
warship can be seen when it Is
eight miles away, and, as at that distance
the periscope would be almost
if not quite, invisible, the man-of-war
would be unaware of the submarine's
presence. Then, by means of the gyro-1
scope compass, the submarine could
fully submerge itself and without even
the periscope showing run to within
striking distance of the vessel it has
The mere fact that before it can
strike a submarine has to come to the
surface and show its periscope renders
k vulnerable, for if the periscopes are
showing a large vessel knows exactly
where the submarines are and can
both fire at them and also keep out of
the way of torpedoes from them.? i
Philadelphia Ledger. J
"I understand you were punished in
school yesterday, Thomas?" said Mr.
Bacon to his twe]ve-year-old boy.
"Yes. sir," promptly replied the truthful
Thomas "It was for telling the
nhar oaiH it was fOT SOme
reflection you made on her age."
"That's the way she took it, father.
You see. she drew a picture of a basket
of eggs on the blackboard, and while
she was out of the room 1 just wrote
"The hen that made these eggs isn't
any chicken."?London Answers.
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The Perfection is li
pensive to buy and
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j # inexpensive. Smol
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It is free?it tell;
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local ana long uisu
vice in your home a
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phone Manager, or
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
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