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NEWBERRY, S. C? FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 191.?. TWICI A WIEK, $LS? A YXA*
mbjfr FOR EXLAROEWt
se Commzsszoner Says
R:nsr Loaned to CotHon
I with R. H. Paddiscn,
States skipping coraie
port of New York,
p.ber 23 in The State
kddison spoke of the
abroad for American
I among the belligerlean
war, has brought
late warehouse com T.
I, inquiring in most
th Carolina might
nand t~> advantage,
is drafted a letter
such inquiries, in
png other things,
advisable that his
Iked as to enable
direct with for
Ireserr.es are ex'and
bur letter of reI
ife published in
H>ecember 9, in
lln tr> Hip fa ft
H| Project their J
' United I
l| to their
felt was to
Kit I took
Kg? line of
k. sTLips is
1 1 have never been able to see. viiny,
? i- t-> . ?3 j _n ?. u ^ U/%., v.
i wnen cmgiana auu an uue omen cuuu'
tries in Europe declared a moratorium
I the United States should no?x have
done the same thing by suspending
specie payment. Two hundred million
dollars of gold was exported to
England in August and September,
j This was equivalent to $8(w,000,000 of
paper money, enough to tyave bought
the entire cotton crop at 10 cents per j
round. TV.e reason assigned for doing !
j this was that it would protect American
credit, but it seems to me that !
American credit could ha\ e been bet- j
ter guarded by forcing a high price;
for our export products tlian by denuding
this country o: golwto protect f
bonds and stacks in the Bvew York i
exchange. It is far more*important !
tta-t our domestic debts, due our own
banks and merchants, be met.than
that bankers and brokers in New
York should receive all til:e aid from
* Vv ^ ] n^>YiinictT"3tlAM t r\ Q 1 ri t o i n
. Llic 1.CUU1 d I auiliuiioix anvil L V-/ .<.uuimuiu
j the price of paper securities...
Wade Plan M/sused.'
I The Wade plan was "the tub thrown |
i to the whale," and instead of helping
the producer merely furnishes* a funi
for ti:e cotton spinners to bum at reduced
prices. I have positivc^nowledge,
that instead of lending this
j money to -farmers to 'nold their cotton ; '
1 for an advance, it is being loaned to
I the mills to buy at present low values, j
The only remedy I see is to refuse t
aJfj part with our cotton and enlarge ;
the powers -conferred upon the Staie |
warehouse commissioner u?der thei
warehouse act so at to permit the !
commissioner to negotiate sales i
with the foreign spanners. Their re-'i
serves are exhausted and teey are j
obliged to have our cotton.
I have been watching the situation j ^
very closely and I am satis ied. that it j
is not so much the lack of ships as It I '
is taking advantage of the war situa j
tion to charge enormous freights and j
mai no concerted euon is uemg niaut; |
on behalf of the producers of cotton j
but tfcat all the efforts have been in
favor of the consumers.
I see by the market reports that i1
cotton is bringing 25 cents a pound in J
Russia, Germany and other countries !
of Europe. They not only have to j;
haive the raw material to keep thej
mills going, but also to replenish, their
reserves. If the farmers will hold |
their cotton and reduce their acreage i <
at least 50 per cent. tfc<ey will ~ have j
time to study the situation and then | ;
the crop of 1915 will reward them for |
their prudence and intelligence. The i;
arm is the primary source of wealth j
and we should not only practice diver-';
sifieation but, wt'nat is more important,
scientific cooperation. Cotton being of
general utility should be under gov- j
eminent control for the benefit of oro-1
ducer and consumer. Why should a J
farmer market his cotton on a grade j <
below middling wi.;en it classes above ;
middling. 1 ,
Why should he market seed at $1- i
a ton in one town when it is bringing ; i
$27 a ton in another place? Why;
^ /*nl J A/\?v\?\wAr</NAr< *-*11 1 1 c< n n n* ^ A !
J SiiLTUiU UUliipi ail mmo anu ? ^ " .
I houses make from 50 to 100 per cent, i
| on their investments, wfaen :he farmer !,
is not getting eno iih out of tlrs crop ,
to pay for the labor? Why is it that j
the mass of cotton farmers are iin- i
poverished while the middle people
The new currency law is arranged
or the banks to he'p themselves by I
cooperative and scientific helpfulness
and we will never be augn: <a?ve
hewers of wood and drawers of water
until all of the cotton States, througfh. j
their legislatures, take control o"
acreage and the handling and marketing
of tfc-e cro-p.
Jno. L. McLaurin,
State Warehouse Commissioner.
I H/gh Charter Fees.
Dun's Review of New York says in '
its issue of December 26:
"Onp nf thp features fof the cotton !
aarket) was the demand from Ger-'
Kan sources and this was not all on j
Speculative account; apparently, Ger-;
any considers the staple a bai?gain
B present levels and so it is in com lson
with the quotations recently .
in Bremen. Cf late, spots;
that centre have rulo.i as Tiisrh as |
. whici'.: is almost twice as high;
K:<~ October delivery i- selling here.;
That is the' option in which tL.-e for- j
signers have been taking most interest.!
Other countries, as well, are encour- j
acging the importation of cotton into ;
Europe and the exports from domestic j
ports have shown a gratifying in-1
crease, although the season's ship- j
nipntc arp rnn-iiriprahiv Ipsk than half !
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as large as those of a year ago. An- |
other thing that stands out prominently
is the steadiness oi the Southern
spot prices; contrary to expectations,
sales of Christmas cotton have
been a negligible factor and the mar- j
kets at the South are tending upward, j
Evidently, tl ere is no rush to sell in
spite of t< e big crop."
Regarding the high rates asked for
cargo steamers, Dun's Review says:
"Cargo steamers available for load
ing up 10 February 1 continue scarce, j
The situation is making it difficult for j
shippers to cover their orders and.
acts as a restriction to chartering in !
all trades. Toonnage continues in urgent
demand, particularly -for transAtlantic
grain, cotton, timber and gen- j
eral cargoes. Rates have reached the j
highest point recorded in years. Ship- j
rers to the Far East, Australia, New- j
Zealand and South America -.re, also, i.
badiy in need of tonnage. Vessel own- j
ers appear to prefer the shorter trans- !
Atlantic voyages at the high rates')
prevailing and therefore few boats j
arc ton rlcroH fnr tho lnn?pr VOVaSTftS. !
In the sailing vessel market several
boats were closed for trans-Atlantic
trips with lnmber. Chartering in
other trades continues light."
Mus/e Kec/tal of >I.s? 3faz/e Dom/nick's
A delightful affair of the past eek .
was the recital gi'ven by the music |
pupils of Miss Mazie Dominick at!
her heme in College street. The home !
was very attractive witn tne unrisinias
decorations of red carnations,
poinsettias and holly wreaths. After
L'. e rendering of the program, which
reflected much credit on the teacher,
refreshments were served. The program
Melody in F, Rubenstein (arranged
for two pianos)?Misses Pauline Fant
and Abbie Gaillard.
Solfeggietto, Bach?-Miss Abbie Gaillard.
First Valse, Durand?Miss Dorothy
Valse Caprice, Chas. G. iSpross;
PiaDo I?Miss Florence Drennon; Piano
II?.Miss Mazie Dominick.
'Murmuring Zephyrs, Jensen-Nien?fin-4)fiss
Pearly Dewdrops, Birbeck?Miss
Intermezzo, Engelmann?(Miss Cora
Love Dreams, Brown?Miss Josie
Valse en octaves, iConeone?Miss j
Barcarolle (Boat song), Behr?Miss
Daisy Chains, Spaulding?Miss
Don Juan Minuet. Mozart?IMiss Willie
Sparkling Eyes, Bert Anthony?Miss
Fortunata, Schuler?Miss Vivian Ellis.
Golden Butterflies, Zimmermann?j
Miss Troxelle Wri^hit.
Melody of Love Owith paraphrase |
?econd piano). Engelniann?Misses Saluda
Blease and Mazie Dominick.
T crmp^ r:idman?
Ul C iitU \ ? v- ? ?
Miss Pauline Fant.
Ham o' Shanter, G. W. Warren?
(with accompaniment on second piaon)?Miss
Mattie Lou Wicker.
Buono Xotte (Good Xight), Ethelbert
Xevin?IMiss Harriet Adams.
Fantaisie Brilliante :rom "Martha"'
Flotow; Piono I?'Miss Marion Earhardt;
Piano II?Miss Mazie Dominick.
THIOK L01>(iE ELECTS
Sflverslreet Fytli/ans to Install Offi
cers January o.
Silverstreet. Dec. 24.?At the regular
meeting of Triune lodge, Xo. 224,
Knights of Pythias, the following oficers
were elected to serve for on*
year: C. (\, J. M. XicTols; V. C., H.
R. Senn: P., G. T. Blair; M. of W., W.
H. Hendrix; K. of R. and S., M. of E.,
* ? > '' i ^~ CTT' !W.. 17" Dlm'r
YV. A. ASDlli; 1*1. VLW., ?? . J.-. ?Jian ,
M. A., J. P. Blair; I. G., K. S Stillwell;
0. G.. W. H. Nichols.
The lodge, only one year old, is
The installation service will beheld '
Tai.vary -r>. |
. 'y 'V <$> <$, <?> ^
-? CO-OPERATIVE COTTON COX- <?>
PA> Y. $
y *y <?> '?> <? <$> <?> <$> <?> <$> <$> <$> "$> <$> <s>
In compliance with the call of Dr.
Wade Stackt.ouse the farmers, mer/itiontc
Konlrorc r\f Vftwh^rrV
v. uaiuo ui;u i/uuikvi w vt * i v v/v* * ^
county are called to meet in the court
house at 12 o'clock Saturday, January
2, 1915, to consider the cotton holding
plan of the cooperative cotton com- ]
panv with an authorized capital o: j
$100,000,000 to be raised by cotton sub ;
scriptio.ns at 10 cents per pound. The
operation of the company is to be controlled
by the growers of cotton, if they
subscribe tfce capital.
Subscription blanks and expl^na-1
torv literature will De in nand tor an i
who may desire it.
Charles E. Summer,
President Newberry County Branch J
SoutJ-ern Cotton Corporation. I
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY
3Irs. J. I). Qnattlebaum Entertains.
>Ianl Christmas Visitors Coining
Prosperity, Dec. 30.?:Mr. Herbert!
Langford, of Columbia, is spending tnc |
holidays wi'Jj. nis parents. He had i
as his guests Sunday Messrs W. H. and ;
Edward. Mockton and Edward Allen, j
Cadet Allen Lester and Dunnigan,!
of West Point, are spending several ,
days days with the former's mother,!
:..rs. Rosa Lester.
Mrs. I>angford and children have re- I
turned to Blythewood after a visit to J
Mrs Olin Bot>b.
Misses Ola Harrison and Lena Plum- j
er and Mr. Joe Jones, o*[ Columbia,;
are visiting Mrs. X. E. Oxner.
Mrs. J. B. Stockman ihas as her guest j
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bedenbaugh, o:
Judge and ;Mrs. J. Fuller Lyon, of |
Columbia, spent Christmas with Mr.
P. L. Langford.
Mr. C. C. Wyche, of Spartanburg,
returned home on Sunday after spending
several days witl.i his parents, Dr.
and 'Mrs .C. T. Wyche.
iMiss Isoline Wyche had as her
guest Sunday Mr. J. F. Goggans, of
Columbia and Miss Sadie Goggans, of
Miss Rebe Langford, of Spartanburg, j
visited her parents last week.
Messrs. W. E. Black, of Lexington,
and Walter Elack, of Donelsonville,
Ga., are spending the Christmas holidays
with their father Mr. X. L. Black
on route Xo. 4.
iMisses Marjorie and Julia Luther
and Mr. Watson Luther are visiting
their grandparents Dr. and Mrs. R. L.
Mr. Vernon Wheeler, of Ridgeway, is
spending Christmas here.
Mr. and iMrs. Sam Cannon hatve returned
to Columbia a.ter a visit to
Mrs. M. H. Boozer. z
Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Kohn, of Greens
boro, X. C., are spending the yuletide
season with Mr and Mrs. S. J. Kohn.
Mr. Fred Sehumpert, of Baths, S. C.,
spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs.
Messrs. Marks Simpson, of Charlotte,
and Lillius Simpson, of Kershaw,
are visiting their parents Dr. and
Mrs. J. A. Simpson.
. tMt. J. C. Sehumpert, of Columbia,
Sj/eiil ouiiua; iviuu ^ui. a. . ~~
Dr. and Mrs. P. E. Taylor and Mr.
Tom Etheridge, of Batesfourg, are the
guests pf Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Taylor
Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Xabers leave
today for a weeks stay to Hickory
Grove, 8. C.
Mr. Adolphus Roberson, of Laurens,
is visiting Mrs. E. P. Kibler.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh, of
Pomaria, are visiting Mrs. J. M. Werts
On Saturday evening Mrs. J. D.
Quattlebaum entertained most charmingly
at dinner in honor of her brother
iMt. Allen Lester and /his guest Mr.
Dunnigan, of West Point.
There was a quiet home wading
Saturday morning at 8:30 at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Sligh, Highpoint,
when their daughter, (Miss Annie,
was married to Mr. Charles Lamb
of Gains-vilie. Ga., tt':e ceremony being
performed by her pastor, Rev.
Ed'\v. Falenwider. The young couple
Jfft on the 8:^6 train immediately
after the ceremony for their home in
Gainsville carrying with them tne
Note From A.
LATTER GRATIFYING '
TO ALLIED NATIONS!
BTERSHADOWS JEWS FIGHTING
YARIOrS THEATRES OF THE WAR
Advices From East Indicate Tlmt Russians
H&Te Again Jlanagec? to
Thwrt Germn Invasion
Jvondon, Oec. 29.?The American
note protesting against the British
treatment of American commerce and
insisting upon an early improvement
seemed to overshadow in tine mind
of the British public today the news |
from the European news, vvnne me
l'ote caused no surprise in official circles,
it was wholly unexpected by the
British public, as there had been vir- J
tually no intimation that any friction j
had arisen between tll:?e two govern-.
Placards posted by the evening papers
were given over exclusively to !
the American note and the papers
gave it the largest headlines they have i
given any news during the past month.
Consequently the British people regard
tJhis as one of the most impor
tant occurrences, of tfce whole war.
'Nothing if the kind since President
Cleveland's Venezuelan message has
produced such a sensation.
May Cause Friction,
The first impression o: the public
is that the note may create friction
and perhaps some unfriendly feeling,
although ire newspapers point out
that it specifically states tl~at the representations
were made in a friendly j
sprit. The situation is comparable'
a.. o y c. /\ o.t tV>o fimA nf til*? '
I'J Iliac iViiiV/U ai uou uu vuv i?mv w
South African war, when neutral sl.'.ip- !
pers began to send cargoes intended
for the Transvaal republic to the neu- !
tral port of Delagoa Bay.
The Washington note had not reach- !
ed the foreign office late today, but'
it could not have been dealt with had j
it arrived, as Sir Edward Grey, secretary
for foreign affairs, who has been
away for tiie Christmas holidays, will '
not return until tomorrow.
Even the war news was allotted a
secondary place to the note in the1
news columns of t?e papers, although:
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that coming from the Kussian iroiu;
was -highly graitifyin*; to the allies, j
There has been a slackening of the I
figh'ting in northern Poland between I
the lower Vistula and Pilica rivers, j
where the Russians llitav-e captured
some German trenches, prisoners and
guns?an indication, it is believed j
here, that tJ'.:e German frontal attack ;
on the army guarding Warsaw has:
been definitely checked.
In southern Poland the Russians
also record some successes while in;
Galicia they apparently have inflicted .
a defeat on tl.ie Austrians almost as (
serious as that which Emperor Fran-'
eis .Joseph's troops sunerea in cei via..
Since their latest offensive com- j
menced the Russians have taken 50,000 j
Austrian prisoners and captured man.- j
guns, according to the Russian official j
report, and i\ as was estimated, Aus- j
tria had between tJ>.ree and four army j
corps on its reentry into Galicia, it j
must have lost more than a third of j
tihe number in killed, wounded and |
Muddy roads have prevented the
Russians from making the pursuit as
- a?---l:? TYiio-Vit "hnvp hpprL
eiiecuve a.? n, 1 ui6uV ?
Of the (fighting in the West the}
French and German reports are in!
direct conflict. Tlie French claim to j
have occupied the "village of St. J
George^, whidhi is on the main road !
between Xieu'port and Bruges and
two miles from the former town. On
the other hand, the German report
says: 'V.V'e have gained some ground
Heavy fighting is taking place in
A * - 1 4- ?
the Argonne ana on me ui
the Meuse. The French report apparently
refers to later events than
those recorded in Berlin, for Paris
tells of the recapture of trenches
which the German communication
mentions as having been captured by
| T e French are investing Steinbach
in upper Alsace.
I j ?o vawc UUiiLiliUIilCclUlU'Xl ueiw Wil
England and Holland is dislocated by
the storm and telegraph wires bebetween
Hoi Land and Germany have
been wrecked in many places. \
With tJ'ae close of the holidays -.lie
recruiting boom has recommenced in
England, large numbers enlisted today.
Approaching Happy Event.
Rock Hill Herald ,24tJh. ^
Invitations reading as follows have
been received in the city. I
Mr. and Mrs. Olin B. Cannon'
request the honor of your presence
at the wedding reception of their
Mr. Wilson Caldwell Brown Jr.,
on the evening of January Sixth. . I
Nineteen hundred and fifteen. 1
1603 Johnstone Street
Xowberry, South Carolina.
Reception hours from seven to hai -l
Ti:e above will be read with interest
by a host of friends of the brideto-be,
'who is a young womar of
many cnarmmg person? ?ties. >ne
is a graduate of Winthrorp col in
the class vi 1912 and since he tiduation
nas visited the Misse .oddey
at Itoddey's and Mrs. W.
Cra'wford of tl'nis city and has any
friends in this city and coun wh?
are interested in the happy rent.
The groom is a prominent >ung
business man of Newberry.
PrAcnantv 9^ /?\TiCiC? PorrtA
i x uojJv;: nj ) vax * ivz
Ray Werts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob L. Werts, and Clyde 3. Livingston
were married on Thursday at the .
home of the bride's parents in Saluda.
Only a few of the relatives and
intimate -friends witnessed the event
The bride's pastor, the Rev. W. A.
Denton, performed the ceremony.
After the ceremony delicious courses
of salads and sweets were served.
The bride, an attractive young woman,
takes leaive o. a host of friends
interested in her u.appiness. She was
an efficient and popular teacher in the
public school. Mr. Livingston, son of
Charles H. Livingston is a? progres.-. ^
sive and popular young farmer of
Lexington county. They will be at
home r.ear Gilbert.
Church of the Redeemer.
(Rev. Edward Fulenwider, pastor.)
Xothing preventing, the following
will be the programme of divine services
at ti'.:e Lutheran 'Church of the
Redeemer next Sunday.
11:15 a. m. The regular morning
service. Mr. Brent Schaeffer of the
Southern Theological Seminary, Columbia,
S. C., will preach the sermon.
There will be good music.
7:30 p. m. The evening service. The
pastor will preach a special New
Year's sermon on the subject: "Jonah
Aboard the Ship." The subject may
seem at first a little strange for a
New Year's sermon, but if you will
read the first chapter of the boo-k of ,
Jonah you will find some remarkable
lessons. Xo doubt God has plans for
all of us each year, but like Jonah
we may refuse His leading, but if we
do we must pay the cost. Jonah paid
his journey in that ship. Tlie devil
never fails to collect tfc-e fare. Doing
God's work is not making people
* * s\ minrV>i+tr + rxl 1 TV01 1 n
yU<JI , UUl IL 10 LUC llllolll.J' H/ll yaiu iu
the service of Satan that is bringing
poive. .y and woe. For example enough
is si>ent in the United States in one
year for liquor and other unnecessary
things to feed and clothe every man
woman and child for the year. An attempt
will be made in the sermon to
present many practical matters that
need to be considered by every citizen.
10:15 a. m. The Sunday school
meets. All are requested to be on
The public is cordially invited to all
0. L. ^chumpert Chapter.
The 0. L. Schumpert chapter Children
of the Confederacy will meet
with Herman Dickert in Caldwell
street, on SatuBttfeJanuary 2, lyio,
at 4 o'clock r* jHjUrf