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WHITES TO PRESIDENT
Columbia Record, 6th.
Senator John L. McLaurin, State
commissioner of cotton storage warehouses,
upon seeing the statement
that the federal reserve board would
assist in financing the cotton crop,
gave tue Record an interview suggesting
further that the United States
ffnvpmment. in Dursuance of the i>roD
aganda for preparedness, take a million
bales of cotton, properly prorated
among the producing States.
Following the interview, Mr. McLaurin
has directed the following l$t
ter on the same subject to President
n hils letter to the president, Mr.
"As you perhaps know, Soutfj: Carolina
-has been operating a State warehouse
system since last October. Very
valuable aid has been rendered me in
financing the warehouse receipts by
Mr. Harding of the federal reserve
board. I note with great satisfaction
an Associated Press dispatcn giving
instructions to the banks how to proceed
wifci regard to the certificates.
" I have been in such close contact
with the cotton situation for the past
year that I am going to venture a sugc-oaHnn
"The borrowing power of our cotton
is in proportion to the market price,
and if much cotton is offered for sale
in the open market, under present conditions,
the price is bound to be so
low C:at we will .not be able to borrow
enough to meet the debts incurred in
making the cotton. It seems to me
that there are two very practical meth
ods which might be employed to give
the price of cotton a boost about the
time fc- at the crop is coming on the
market. This would fix the borrowing
basis, and enable us to tide over the
"First. I take it, from the statements
that I have seen from Secretary
Danieis and others, that this govern
merit will soon begin to place herself
rocn a proper military footing, and to
do this will need large quantities of
low grade cotton for ti:e manufacture
of explosives. This low grade cotton
is the heaviest b-urden that there is
upon the market, and, as a business
proposition, its purchase at present
prices would be a good investment,
and relieve the pressure on the better
"Second. It must be realized that
there is great dissatisfaction and a
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United States over the action of England
in shutting off the European markets
from 'American cotton, and as a
matter of diplomacy it would go far
in changing the trend of sentiment that
is setting very strongly against her,
especially in tne soutn.
"As a matter of finance, if, with the
purchases by the United States, England
could corner the available supply
of raw material for gun cotton and
other explosives, siie would not only
provide for the future of' the allies,
-but hold trenmenuous aavauuist? uvci
"If a reasonable price could be fixed,
?ay 10 cents, to the present holders
ot cotton, England and tJie 'United
would hold a monopoly in low grade
raw cotton wLich they could manufac
ture for war purposes or ror ruiure
commerce at a profit.
"I can not see how eitJ: er this country
or England could lose anything in
making up a large part of the visible
supply of cotton at present price-.
Both countries would be purchasing
auTmiiPA fnr war DurDOses. and would
not be open to the charge of valorizing
a commodity for political or other
ends. I am of the opinion ti":at two
million bales of cotton taken up in
this way would relieve the situation.
"I am writing this letter for purely
weeks that too much agitation of ''Mspersonal
use, as I have felt for some
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~QU6Si.lOIl 111 IUC yi coo n ao uu ti 10^ auu
tended to increase difficulties instead
of relieving them.
"I have watched your efforts to
iLaintain the neutrality of this coun?
? A vr*.ri tVio on Imn PCC and
'.ry, auu aumii tu LUV
wisdom with which you have acted.
In my liable sphere I have been doing
what I could to sustain you, and
I am hoping that some way can be
found to ameliorate conditions which
seem almost inevitable in the South
without some artificial aid to sustain
tbe cotton market. After the break in
prices sure to come with tfte October
movement it will be too late.
"With assurances of my highest re
spcct and confidence," etc.
We Will Pay Cash For
Eggs, dozen - 15c
Hens, pound - 10c
Friers, pound - 12c
Prosperity, S. C.
| THINK OF ABOLISHING
(01 MY-TO-t Or Mil CANVAS
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Plan to Do Away With Old
News and Courier.
Columbia, Aug. 7.?That the countyi
to-county canvass, which has been |
| conducted every two years just pre- j
i ir> or tv,A nomA^ratip nrima rv in thic
l/VluWAWWiv f J w?(
State should be abolished is receiving j
attention in several quarters outside
of political circles. It: ere is a feel-ing,
to judge from many expressions, J
that tiie biennial "circus," as it has
been dubbed, has outgrown its useful-1
ness and that its continuation only
serves to keep alive factional feeling.
iA. great many politicians strenuously
oppose any suggestion looking to the
elimination of the county to county
tour and declare that .it is the only
way the "poor man" has of read-ing
the people with his views. Some of
these admit privately that the requirements
for entering the canvass
ought to be more stringent and a few
of them !':ave suggested that it would
be a good thing to require that a candidate
must file a petition signed by
a certain number of voters, say 5 per
cent., before he could enter the canvass.
This, they claim, would do away
with the running of candidates wno
have no earti-ly chance of election and
whose 'vote each year is so negligible
as not to amount to anything. But
they insist that it would never do to
abolish the "circus ring" because they
assert it would sound the end of any
but rich candidates.
Ti:is is not agreed in by all the politicians
and by a great many people.
Those opposed to this canvass emphasize
the incentive to personal abuse
and the opportunity it affords for the
campaign to degenerate into villifica
tion and tne impossiDUity or roe dismission
of issues. Not only this, they
say, but the crowding of the lists affords
so little time to the individual
candidate that about all they can do is
to state their name and the office for
which they are running and then give
away to the next, and so on all day
until tt: e patience of the voter is ex- j
hausted and lie goes away no wiser
as to platforms than when he came.
Even if the villification incentive and
opportunity were absent?which probably
a majority of the people will say
is not?the fact that tf:e individual
candidate does not have enough time
to discuss issues, makes it, in the opinion
of many, absurd to r.ave the can
In the last State campaign party
there were about 27 candidates for
the various State offices, and even allowing
tl em ten minutes?and many
of them had l#ss than half tha* time?
meant an ail-day's speaking, wearying
alike to voters'and candidates.
The strenuosity of the canvasa
HmihfL-ckPnc :manv mPn frnm r-nTl
ning for office, for many object to being
dragged aro.und from county to
county like actors in a show, placed
on exhibition and then hurried off to
Ute next county seal and this for
44 days. The canvass comes right in
the middle of the hottest of the sum
mer and the strenuous life and physical
discomforts has broken down men
in some instances and very few go
through tLe campaign without some
Only State in Union.
South Carolina is the only State in
the Union which has a pre-election
canvass under a party regulation.
Other States let each candidate run
liis own campaign and tl':ere are many
in South Carolina wl':o want to see
this State do away with the staging
every two years of a ring of the aspirants
for office and sending them
rnt to play one-day engagements at
u'opv pftuntv cpjit in thA State,
'It is believed by many who have
nade a close study of tJ-is matter and
vho have no^political ambitions that
t would materially lessen the cost of
i campaign to do away with the canvass.
The candidates have to spend
noney for railroad fare and board and
".his makes a considerable item, which
advocates of tfi-e movement to abolish
:he canvass point out would enable
ooor men. to run for office where they
are now barred by this terrific expense
of making the canvass. They
' relieve also that it would do away
with factionalism and personal abuse
and would mean that the candidates
would discuss issues and not one an
atnor so mucn.
It has been stated that less than onefourth
of the voters attend the campaign
meetings anyway and that by
eliminating the canvass there would
be opportunity for more quiet, sober
judgment on the part of tlhe voters and
less chance that they would be incited
to factionalism and bitterness. A
zreat many believe that it would be a;
constructive and forward step to abol:sh
.When the other fellow is wrong
you howl, and when you ars wrong you
shut up like a clam. j
The City of Warsaw.
Po'and was formerly a kingdom.
The first partition between Russia,
Austria and Prussia occurred in 1772;
final partition in 1759. Russian Polano
was a kinedom under r p Russian em
pire 1815. There were revolutions
against Russia 1820, 1S46, 1863. The
kingdom ceased to exist in 1S46. Area
49,000 square miles. Agriculture and
crttle breeding chief pursuits. Of the
land, 55 per cent is arable. Extensile
forests, great mineral wealth.
Warsaw is 137 miles east of Berlin
and 695 southwest of Petrograd. Population
has grown from 161,000 in 1860
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756,000 in 1901, and 872,478 in 1910.
Of these, one-third are Jews and 25,000
Warsaw has six great trunk lines of
railway and one of t'.o chief commercial
cities of Europe. It is a great
f rv r? a r? rl V? a c? frxr/v Qnnnol
nidi, rvci/ v/ciilci aiiu ulc^o t?i v uuuum*
fairs?wool and hops?that have a
great reputation. In addition to its
great railway connections, the west
bank of the Vistula, which, with its
tributaries taps a great section of the
Riga is secjr.1 to Pe.roi.rad ai a
port on the Baltic. Population 380,000.
Tie port freezes 127 days out of
the yeir, but thi.*. is .i most in portant
Warsaw ic ahr>nt as laree as Phila
delphia and nearly as large as Baltimore
and New Orleans combined, and
there are only three cities in the
United States larger than the Polish
capital, whiciii is a seat of learning,
art, music, science and manufactures
as well as of agriculture.
NEWBERRY COLLEGE FACULTY
Rev. Albert Keiser to Take Place of
Dr. A. J. Bowers?W. W. Slaaw,
-News and Courier.
'Newberry, Aug. 6.?There will be
some changes in the Newberry college
far?nitv nPYf- session, because of two
of the professors having leave of absence
for the year. The Rev. Albert
Keiser will take the place of Dr. A. J.
Bowers for one year. He is a graduate
of Wartburg college and a master
of arts of the University of Montana.
He is an accomplished scholar . and
has specialized in Latin and Greek for
many years. Mr. Keiser comes to the
college highly recommended by several
of the most prominent Lutheran
clergymen in the country, and has
made a remarkable record as a student
in all of the institutions he l':as
attended. He comes to the college
with prospect of attaining fine success,
as it has always been the ambition
of his life to be a teacher in a
denominational college. Mr. Keiser is
a young man of splendid physical endowment,
unmarried, and the friends
of the college are confident that he
will make a fine addition to the teaching
staff of the institution.
The position of physical director
will be filled by Coach W. W. Shaw,
wl.o has had wide experience in- the
management of gymnasiums and the
coaching of various athletic teams. He
is a graduate of the University of
Tennessee, where he played on the
several varsity teams and became a
leader among the students. Mr. Shaw
is not only well posted on athletic
matters but is a man of versatile ability
in any direction. In connection
with Itis duties as coach and director
he will teach the sub-freshmen cottrses
in English and history. Mr. Shaw is
already in touch with the various candidates
for tJLe football team of the
fniiAjrp with his well-known sue
cess in the past he will no doubt prove
a successful leader in the athletic department
of the college. F. D. MacLean
will assist Mr. Shaw in rounding
the teams into shape.
Following their usual custom, t)':ose
in authority at the college are "saw
ing wood" as to the kind of team they j
will have next fall, leaving that to i
time to tell; but as is well known
throughout the State they will without
doubt let their presence be known be
? ~ i- ^ V? a I "YT -O >~1 -T r i-vf
lore me season is umsucu. uwuj vi
last year's varsity will return this1
fall, among them Renken, the Charle- J
ton boy, Baker, Wessinger and Crot- j
well. T':ere are also quite a few new
men who by all previous accounts will
make good. The schedule is nearing
completion, and the stage is all set for
a good season; and a good year is being
looked forward to in all directions.
lAs incontrovertible evidence of the
strict neutrality of this paper, we'll
take your dollar ana never asK u yt>u
be English, German, iFrench, Austrian,
Russian, Italian, Belgian, Jap, Turk or
the devil. i
Some men are dominant forces in
any crowd. But then some men make
opportunity, while others wait for opNo.
This it a prescription prepared especially
for MALARIA or CHILLS & FEVER.
Five or six doses will break any case, and
if taken then at a tonic the Fever will not
return. It acts on the liver better than
Calomeland does not gripe or sicken. 25c
I The following pr
I Ford T
There can be no i
prices at any time
reduction in these
"TV / .
On August 1, 191
that if they could
tween August 1,
its with the retail
each car. They h;
I D^Cwiiicu, aim jyiv
as rapidly as poss
who have not yet i
ly endorsed, shoul
Their plan to pro
lieve in it, but, re
makes it advisable
sharing until a lat
Pn<rf RpHi I
' 32x30 4
4 x34 Fisk
than they are gi1
is die. only real
bought at the L
Lower Main St.
A meeting of the stockholders of
The Farmers' Bank, Silverstreet, S. C.,
will be held in tlie bank building at
Silverstreet, S. C., on Tuesday, the
31st day of August, 1915, at 4 o'clock
p. m., at which meeting the matter of
liquidating, winding up the affairs and
dissolving the said bank, a corporation
under the law of the State of South I
Carolina, will be cosidered and voted
on. Stockholders may attend in person
or by proxy. This meeting is ordered
by the terms of a resolution of
the board of directors of said bank.
H. 0. Long,
President of The Farmers' Bank,
Silverstreet, S. C.
Whenever You Need a General Tom?
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
at-_1 TRON. It acts on the Liver. Drives
o'ut Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
"Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthei ing tonic.
[ GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
! Malaria-eTiricheU^ieblood.andbuilds jpthesysi
t?tn. A true ton.c. For adults aad ch.ldrea. 50c
ices f. o. b. Detroit, effective
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assurance given against an
, We guarantee, however, th;
prices prior to August 1, 1911
-Sharing With Retail 1
4, The Ford Motor Co. made 1
make and sell at retail 300,0'
1914 and August 1,1915, they
purchasers, to the extent of i
ave sold over 300,000 Ford
fit-sharing checks of $50 each
ible after August 15, 1915.
mailed them their profit-sharin
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lu uusu witnuub ueioy.
fit-share with retail purchas
has been most successful. Th
alizing the uncertainty of coi
3 to defer anv announcement
Dealers, Newberry, S. C.
are With Plain Tread Casing
Of Other Standard Makes
20.35 5 x37
: never gave more univ
ring today. THE FL
non-skid which can
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For the higher "duration of young women
Every modern convenience
A competent, working faculty
For catalogue or other information
P. E. Monroe, Leesville, S. C.
>OTICE TO TRUSTEES.
It is utterly impossible for the
County Auditor to know the location
and amount of real and personal property
in districts having a special tax,
unless he has tfce assistance- of the
trustees of the special districts. I
therefore request and urge that all
trustees of special school districts
meet in the Auditor's office at differ
ent times between now and tlie 15th. of
'August, 1915, and check over tihe returns
and place the amount ^f real
and personal property due to be taxed
in their respective districts.
Eugene S. Werts,
7-27,td County Auditor.
; August 2, 1915: 1 J
1390.00 I 1
640 00 I
advance in tnese
at there will be no I
buyers I +
00 Ford cars be
would share prof:rom
$40 to $60 on
cars in the time
will be distributed
Retail purchasers I j
g coupons, proper- I '
lers of Ford cars
ey thoroughly beiditions
_ J! ?..1 Hi.
oi imure promirage
K I WITH 1
- 28.70 4
I & .1
Keg.U.S. Pat. Off.
Sf% Time to R?~tkr? ?
Barbecue at Pomaria August 13.
The three churches of the Broad
River circuit will give a barbecue at
Pomaria on August 13 for the benefit
H'-o. Yfothn^icf narsfvnaffP SnAACheS
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suitable for the occasion will be made.
Dinner 35 cents and 40 cents.
J. L. Graham, *
M. H. Kinard, A
We will give a first class Barbec?
at the Newberry Fill, near B. M. sfl
ber's, August 14. Come one and M
and spend a pleasant day.
Dinner 35 and 45 cents.
B. M. Suber.
7-9-td 0. A. Felker. 1
Only One "BROMO QUININE9*
?%?. wntilnf. call for fall name, LAXA*
TIVE BROMO QUININE. Look for signature o*
E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
:ou?h and headache, and works ofi cold- 25c,