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Entered at the Postoffice at Newftrrry,
S. C., as 2nd class matter,
E. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Friday, December IS, 1914.
COOPERATIVE COTTON COMPANY.
1 attended a meeting o: the promoters
of til:e proposed Cooperative Cottou
company held in Columbia on Tuesday.
Karvie Jordan, of Atlanta, and Mrs.
Forbes, of New York, were present,
and the county presidents o> the cotton
associations 01 me various uouaueo
and a number of others intersted in
the relief of the cotton farmer, which
means the relief of all business inter-.
e&ts in the South.
* * *
It is proposed to organize a company
with a capital of $100,000,000 for
the purpose of financing the present j
crop at a reasonable price and to take
care o-f the crops of ti".:e future. Thes
stock is to be taken in cotton on the
basis $50.00 the bale. It is desired to
raise one million dollars of the stock
in South Carolina, or to pledge 20,000
tales o. the cotton as stock. This will j
mean that 20.000 bales will be taken
off the market in t'/.is State at once-i
When the company is organized it will
take off the market 2,000,000 bales of
-ine entire crop or about one eighth.
This cotton that is taken in stock is to i
be placed in the warehouses in each
county in the name of the subscriber
and the certificate to be held in trust
ur.til tne company is organized. The
only risk the subscriber will run in
the event the company is not organized
is that he will be iield for five per
cent of the cotton or stock for t'r.e expense
of organization, or $2.r>0 per
V * *
i Mr. Forbes was present as the representative
of the Hanover National
bank of New York to say that the
i:,oney interest of the east and the
west was willing to come to the relief
of the situation if t!.:e Southern farmer
was willing to help himsel-'. And if
tae company was organized that the
financial interests would advance
money on cotton warehouse receipts
when endorsed by the corporation.
As soon as this two million bales was
subscribed as stock money could be
obtained to retire several million more
bales, and a minimum price commensurate
with the cost of production and
a proper regard for the rights of the
spinners and -manufacturers could be
established, with no desire to oppress
* * *
It seems that no help can be expected
from the federal or State government
and that the Wade plan is
useless and the only tfcing left is for
the cotton farmer to help himself, and
i: he Is willing to do this the money
interests come in say they will help
1 m i f h a to n'ill<n or ? r> rl /-> r? A+Viir* ir
i'iiii, 11 nc IO v\1111115 IU uu ov/uucLuiug
for himsel*, and this proposition is
made. Every stockholder is to have
foe saTe right as every other stock- i
holder. That is to say the farmer with
only one bale as stock will have the
same vote with the farmer who may
;have 20 bales in the company. It ic
to foe purely Democratic. It seems
to me to be a good plan and feasible,
and I hope to see the farmers of South
Carolina take hold of it and raise the
stock at once. Mr. Jordan stated tfcat
Texas had decided to go into the company,
and that he come to South
Carolina because this State had taken
more advanced steps along the line of
doing something tJ:.an any of the other
cotton States. It is expected to get
the charter from Texas, as that State
produces more cotton ti'.ian any of the
other cotton growing States, tut he
said he would just as soon have the
charter from the South Carolina legislature
which would meet in January.
Gov. Blease, wtho was present, said
4 a *1 A n 1 rl /) s~\ r* i r\ ? nr i r?
lUcii uc nuuiu uw an.* (.mug in ms
po"vver to help along tfce organization,
and if desired would ask the legislature
to grant the charter and that ho
would take pleasure in approving the
act if passed.
* * *
But some knocker is ready to come
long and say that is not worth a .
It is too late. Well, it is too late
to th-elp some for the present
erop, but toere is just lots of
i cotton in warehouses still in ti. e hands
j of the farmers, and a lot more piled
up in the yards of the farmers themselves.
and besides there is to be nother
year and another crop.
? * *
! This in brief is as 1 understand o
preposition. The cotton will remain in
t: e warehouses in the various coun|
ties. The stock cotton may be held
indefinitely. The company will be in
position to buy some of tlie other col
ton and to negotiate loans on* it and
thus hold it off the market, except as
desired by the spnners, and to ix
the price. It will help tl e spinners, J
because they can then purchase as
their needs demand and will not b<~/orced
to buy in such large quantities
at one season of the year.
E. H. A.
COOPERATION AND MUTUAL HELP.
We printed the other day a suggestion
made by a farmer some time ago
that ti/.e farmers hold a mass meeting
at tine court house to discuss the
labor question and agree upon some
plan of action for the crop another
year. The Observer also carried the j
same suggestion. If such a meeting \
is to be Leld it should be called y j
some farmer. Xo one has said any- j
thing in response to the suggestion I
and therefore we conclude that it does j
not appeal to them.
confidence in one another, and there !
must be mutual help, and every one j
do (his part, and we will come out all
right. But if those who have the power
will exercise it now, and force the
more unforunate to pay, it means the
bankruptcy of ti:?e whole. They might
gain ^ little more property, but we do
not beiieve such gain would be last-,
ing or beneficial to the one took took
advantage of the situation.
We do not believe that any such
spirit prevails, to any great extent in
chis to>wji or county, but there are always
those who are willing and anx
ious to take advantage of their neighbor,
in what might be called a legitimate
way to make gain or themselves,
and sooth their conscience with
the thought that they wer acting with|
in ti":eir legitimate rights.
If the people of the town and the
j county wouid come togetJ":-re and have;
an understanding that each was going j
to help t.:e other to tide over the de-^
pression the whole county would be
;.etter oft' and would come through
witto little, if any, serious loss to any
one who is willing to do the best ho
In our opinion the merchant who
has furnished supplies during tfce year j
to help the farmer to make the crop J
is the greatest sufferer, and it is the j
duty of the farmer and of the j
V . I
banker to help him pull through j
and keep hiiru in position to |
siive heln again when help is needed, j
It will do no good for tfce merchant
or the banker or the farmer to say
that it is the duty of the other one to
do this or that. It is the duty of
each to do his best, and for each to
help tfie ether. It would do the town
and county as a wihole more injury to
have some big failures than it would
the individuals who might be .forced
into failure. Had you ever thought of
til'.at? Then let all interests get together
in a spirit &' helpfulness, and
it seems to us that it would be a
good idea for those who have infli^nce
and power in the financial world to
get togetiher and talk the situation
over and agree upon some plan ol
What we want to say is that we be
lieve the thing to do is for the people
to get together in a spirit o>f mutual
helpfulness and the whole county will
i bo benefited. There is no need for
any one to give up. Pluck up your
courage ana move forward.
j Have you given anything to tlr.e
charity fund the young ladies are raisj
ing? If not get busy and hunt them
up and contribute your share. It is
I purely voluntary, but it is a privilege.
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We merchants are up ;
we are still in the ring.
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It seems to us that this is a time wi en |
tnere should be a conference among ;
farmers, merchants and bankers and \
all other lines, and for every one to j
na; e a beart to heart talk over the!
j situation and decide to work togen. er !
for the welfare of the whole, and hav^ I
a mutual understanding of mutual
help and cooperation. There must be
So for fine Writ
We will please you in qu
Cigars and Cigar
We can supply you fro:
and look over our stock 1
ANNE 0. R
Agents for a First I
Producer of "Quo Vadis,"
etc, Announces the inco
The perils of the Gladia
An amazing unity of dr;
lar beauty. A mammoth
pie and dozens of wild be?
Prices 10 and 20c.
T^e shares of c'ie proposed Co-ope i
rative Cotton company are ten Cellars
i ead.) and may De paid in cash or cotton.
It would be better to pay them
in cotton at ten cents the pound. That
would retire the cotton at once from
We t':ope to see the farmers of South
Carolina take up the stock of the 'Cooperative
Cotton company at once and
as sion as ine million dollars is subscribed
the company will begin business.
"Did anybody ever hear o: a newspaper
man hanging up his stockings?"'
asks the York News. Nope. But tihe
editress of the Lancaster News migf'nt
hang up one of hers and lend her
surplus supply to sock-wearing brethren
of the press gang.?Greenville
Well, what do you .think of that?
'Mr. Porter A. Whaley as president
of the Commercial Secretaries asso+
,-vf C<-\M+Vi fo 1 n o V>9e ronortl.
LiatiUi. vL I^V/UUJUL vyui viuia uuo
mended seven men to Gov-elect Manning
to be appointed as members of
a State Hikhway comission. One of i
t'.em is from Newberry. We have:
never 'heard that any of them is in |
favor of old Mr. S. L. Drag. Now we
are unalterably opposed to any one
being on a commission of this kind
who does not endorse and use our old
friend, Cil. Drag. We ask that a commission
be appointed to examine these j
suggested gentlemen on this question I
l>e> ore Gov-elect Manning endorses or J
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Tickets on sale December 16th to 25th inclusive,
and December 31st, 1914 and January 1st with final
limit January 6th, 1915.
Between all points on the Atlantic Coast Line and
The Atlantic Coast Line
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Newberry, S. C. j