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Entered at the Postoffice at NewS.
C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, August 17, 1916.
THE BASKS AND THE FARMER.
We notice that the bankers of Texas
fcave held a meeting and have decided
to help the farmers get a fair price
for their cotton this fall, and that
eight cotton States were represented
at the meeting. They also state tftat
they have the Federal Reserve bank
behind the movement. We hope it is
true tfcat they are going to do some
tiling to secure a iair price ior cvuuu,
and that they will make arrangements
to hold the cotton until a fair price
may be realized.
Several plans were suggested last
fall for financing the crop, but the
money Was never in such condition
that it could reach the farmer. There
was so much red tape attached to it
and so many expenses tt:at when it
was available it was beyond the reach
of the producer. If any plan is deviRPrf
if it is to hplD the South, it must
be so arranged that it will be within
tfte reach of the small farmer, the
man who raises from five to ten bales
of cotton. He is the man who needs
the help, and if he receives it, then
it will help tfre merchant, because as
a rule he is the man who owes the
merchant In addition to that it must
be cheap money. The Regional Reserve
hank, of coarse, will do business
tfcrough the local bank, and if the
local bank is to charge 8 per cent,
discount for the money it will not be
of very great assistance to the producer.
He can not afford to hold his
cotton and pa/y such a rate of interest.
An not Vdaw what rmr hanks
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here are doing, but we tope they will
make some arrangement to take care
of the cotton this fall. Last year even
a warehouse receipt for cotton was not
considered good collateral.
The Regional Reserve bank and the
money that the treasury department
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said woui<i oe piacea in o-e ouuiu m&i
year to handle the cotton crop never
reached the farmer. It may have dons
the cotton mills and the banks some
?ood, but little help was it to tJ:e producer
of the cotton. What we need
is some scheme that will help the producer,
and then all of us will be benefitted.
As we read tfce statements from the
meeting of the bankers in Texas, the
plan is to help the producer of the
cotton to realize a fair price for his
product and to help him from putting
it on tfce market at once, and to market
it gradually and thus keep up the
price. This plan presupposes a ware
house system tnat win maKe marehouse
receipts valuable as collateral j
and even if the Reserve bank should
lend its assistance it will of necessity
have to be done through local
banks, because the Reserve bank could
not deal with each individual farmer.
What will be done will depend largely
upon the attitude of the local banks
and the1 facilities for warehousing tine
cotton. We believe that the local banks
here are going to do all they can to
aid the producer. They feave so long
foeen accustomed to charging 8 per
cent discount they may not know how
to let money for less, even though
there should be arrangement with the
Regional bank for a less rate on cotton
stored in warehouses. The season
is nearly here and we hope arrangements
will be made by whicji the producer
and tee small man may receive
a fair price for the labor of his hands.
The Charlotte Observer a short while
as:o had an editorial on "Tfce Banks
and the Farmer," which we are going
to quote. Here's hoping the Observer
is right. Here is the editorial:
"Riere never was a time when the
Southern bankers were not behind
the cotton farmers to the extent of
their banking facilities. The trouble
lias been that until tl'oe recent enactment
of the banking and currency law
the opportunities for the bankers to
extend aid were limited, and while the
bankers have been at all times as accommodating
as possible, tine aid which
they have been able to give has not
been sufficient to meet the demands of
the situation. This season, however,
for the first time, tfne conditions are
changed. Through the medium of the
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Federal Reserve bants there will be j
an abundance of money at the. demand ]
of ti e farmers and for the first time
since the civil war it may be said that
the South is in fact able to finance its :
own crops. Under these new condi-!
tions it will therefore become less of
a necessity for the farmers to sacrij
fice their cotton on a declining marjket.
But t'-ey should take advantage'
of the "borrowing facilities and secure
sufficient advances to pay their debts
and meet their present needs. That
is the way to keep cotton up and put
the South in good condition. It would
relieve local strain in mercantile circles
and keep a satisfactory degree of
I prosperity established. If tl:e farmers
will make use of the banking facilities
now at their disposal they will have
it in their power to largely control the
BUSINESS IS GOOD.
Do not take this statement in its
literal sense and do not apply it to
vour business and then begin to knock
again. Taken in its broadest sense,
business is good. The nation's business
is good and your business will
be good if you will begin to boost it.
Get a little enthusiasm and hand some
of it to your neighbor. T:e question
of hard times and depressed business
is very largely a mental one at this
time; by talking and boosting and
stating facts, you will very largely
overcome this mental condition.
Did you ever stop to think how many
thousands of men in all lines of business
in Richmond are drawing t':e
same salary or more than they did
three or fou- years ago? These people
have the same purchasing power
tfi-ey always had. People must wear
clothes, shoes and hats, and buy groceries
and pay rent just as they have
always done. They can not do without
the siioes or the clothes and they
can not make them last but just so
long. The general stocks of merchandise
throughout the country are de
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Pietea ana musi De repienisufcu. 'lucre
is no question but what there has been
a tendency on the part of buyers to
make small purchases; therefore, the
stocks of goods are not as large as
tJ:ose usually carried. This means that
there is going to be a flood of buying
orders placed with the jobbers, and in
turn with the factories, and somebody's
order is going to be at the bottom
of the list and some merchants
are going to fcave to wait for their
supplies. Then they will begin to wonder
why they did not place an order
sooner. If you are a wise merchant
you will place >your orders in time, for
the rush is surely coming.
Any student of business men who
wa teles the signs of the times is
bound to be impressed with this.
Aside from the fact that business has
adjusted itself on a more economical
and sounder basis in the last few
years, the additional impetus given
to our trade by the enormous buying
orders received from Europe will make
business f:um. The- balance of trade
in favor of this country is piling up
at the rate of hundreds of millions and
it is going to continue, for we haive
the material to sell and the nations
at war must get them from us. Our
enormous wheat and oat crops will
soon be turned into caslii by the farmers.
The hay crop is good and the
corn crop is gigantic, and all of them
are bringing splendid prices. Right
here in Virginia the crops were never
better. With abundant rains and a
splendid growing season, tf:e farmers
and country people are going to have
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pieni_y (_>l iiiuuc,t uuio iai'i auu ?.ua? Ui v j
going to supply their needs and possibly
buy things they have done without
for a year or two. As indicated
by tJ:e stock market, money is plentiful
and investors are quick to see that
I the prices of good standard stocks
| have been very low. Of course, some
j of the war stocks, so-called, are rather
skyrockettiy, but the prices are based
on the fact that bona fide orders are
on faand for enormous amounts of -material
and the profits are in sight.
Business is good from this broad
viewpoint, and if you, Mr. Business
Man, are stil! talking hard times and
ba<i business, look around you and
get a little optimism in your system
and talk it to the other fellow. Just
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bad week or a bad few montfns, do
not think all lines of business are the
same way, for if the business man
continues to say business is bad, the
fellow with the money, who ought to
nut on/-? cnonil it 'hckcinc trw tlTinlr
so, too, and he holds on to his cash.
Getting back home again, right here
in our State, the Newport News sfaip- 1
yards have more work on hand than |
ai>An Knfnra ir> fhoir hictnnv with
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many ships on tfce waiting lists to be
docked for repairs. The same condition
exists in the Baltimore and Philadelphia
ship yards. The water-borne
commerce of the world is fceaded toward
the United States; owners are ,
looking to us to build new ships and
repair those that need repairs. This
is just one line of industry Look up 1
the facts and read the record. Look I
at t?e bright side and tell your neigh- :
bor what you know. We will soon
enter into an era of prosperity such
as America has not known for generations.
Do not be caught napping.?
Richraand, Va., Journal.
This article is ratner long to De quoted
here, but we want our people to
read it. It is from tl:.e paper edited
by A. B. Williams, and while it has
reference particularly to Richmond,
yet it contains much that is applicable
to this State and this section and
to Newberry. As T:e Herald and News
has frequently said, what we need here
above everything else just now is a
nntimicm "What wo tippH 5c
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to get the enthusiasm and then oand
some of it to your neighbor. It will
do no good to sit down and cry hard
times and talk about the war.
We have not been getting that great
volume of business on account of tl:e
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war mat some otner secuvus nave, uccause
England has been trying to keep
us from selling what we have to those
who need it and are willing to pay
for it. We can see no more reason
for declaring cotton contraband of war
? an declaring muskets and rifles and
powder contraband of w-ar.
But what we need down here is to
be more optimistic. If you have had a
bad day or a bad few months there is
no good to be talking about it aad
complaining, because, just as is said,
you will help the fellow wt:o has
money to spend to think so, and he
will hold his cash from circulation.
The mental condition f:as a good deal
to do with it. If you will boost and
talk better times and he optimistic you
will help better times to come.
The ideas of Congressman Henry of
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lexas, as to uiie uetrus ui cue vuuuu
producers are about right. OHe wants
money to enable the cotton producers
to hold their cotton and he wants it
cheap. He very well understands that
8 per cent money is plentiful, but
what Le wants is 4 per cent money.
Ac tn whether he will acconiDlish any
thing remains to be seen, but .if he
should get tJ':e concession of 4 per
cent money, the cotton producers can
not receive the full benefit thereof unless
they provide themselves with
State warehouses.?Yorkville Enquirer
Tf:at is very true, and not only must
we have the warehouse facilities, but
this money will have to come through
the local banks, and the question is can
and will tJ:ese banks let \the farmer
have it at any such a rate of interest.
Could they afford to do it? .We believe
they might handle the money for a
less rate than ti:ey are now charging,
but they would have to be responsible
to the Reserve bank for the money and
would have to receive something for
their trouble. At any rate we i':ope
some arrangement may be made by
which the money is available even at
a higher rate of interest. Last fall it
could not be ODtamea ai any raie.
The Greenville Piedmont makes the
announcement tJiat Mr. Lewis W. Parker
will he associate editor of that J
paper, and Mr. Parker makes his statement
in a very few words. In making
his announcement Mr. Parker says:
'SI believe the time now is in this nation,
State and community for frank
expression of views, for the endorsement
and advocacy of progressive pol
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lcies?jju.uu.ies w ij.iv; 11 run icuu lv/ au- i
vance tJ":e intelligence and welfare of
the mass, of our people, and which tend
to the upbuilding of our State and
section." That is a good platform upon
which to stand and we are satisfied
that iMr. Parker will stand tfcere firmly
and flat-footedly and intelligently. We
are pleased to welcome Mr. Parker
into tne journalistic ranks of this
State.. He is an addition to the profession
which is worthy and will help
to uplift. Mr. Parker is accustomed to
-with, hiV ouestions and will
give strength to the Piedmont.
Congressman Finley is quoted as
giving the cause of the war, "because
those people in Europe have forgotten
God." And we believe that Mr. Finley
r:as this situation down about right.
It was Dr. Pendleton Jones who said
as much in his sermon which he
preached in response to a request from
the president tfcat we have a peace
Sunday and all the preachers he re-1
quested to preach peace sermons. Dr. t
Jones said in substance that it was all 1
a farce. That there could be no peace
until the people wfto were fighting got
individual righteousness in their
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in Cigars, Cigarettes and
i uuattu emu Jiauuucry, i
We now wholesale Paper
Bags and Twine.
Get our prites before
j you buy. We are anxious
for your business.
Anne 0. Ruff & Co.
The Wholesale Cigar Store
Dom't Forget Our Laundry Agency
DR. F. C. MARTIN
Examines Eyes, Fits Glasses
and Artificial Eyes
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ir your eyes are giving you trouuie:
don't fail to consult him.
Office over Anderson's Dry Goods
hearts. Until that was done there'
would be no peace, it mattered little j
how many peace sermons were!
There has been finer opportunities
i for first-class dragging of the roads
this summer than we have seen in a
long time. The rains that we are having
now give fine opportunity for first
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Class wwrii ui mm Amu. i>ui, uui
ti-ose who make a feint of working the
roads pile all the grass and rocks
from the side into the center of the
road? We have often wondered why
that is done. iWe see.it here in tl'ne
streets of Newberry and on many of!
the public roads. We should not thinK i
that grass was a very good substance
with whid'j to build roads.
Mr. A. H. Kohn, now of Columbia
but a former citizen of Newberry, and
one of those who has always taken a |
j great deal of interest in everything
pertaining to his native place and
who has also been*. very much of a j
stnrtpnt the families of the county, I
has had in preparation for some time
some biographical Sketches of the
Dutch Fork. OnLy last week he spent
several days in the Little Mountain
community and while there for recre-1
ation and rest he at the same time'
was busy gathering data. He spent a
J day at the hospitable home of Mr. John
I a cnmmor on/i it wflc thp nleasnre
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of the editor to spend the day there
also. i.Mr. Summer has one of the most
valuable private libraries in this section
of the State and one of the most
delightful country homes in South
Carolina. But the point of these remarks
is to say that The 'Herald and
News will begin the publication of
these biographical sketches by Mr.
Kohn in a short time and it would oe
well for you to enter your subscription
if you do not want to miss these
valuable contributions to the history
'of Newberry county. s
The Herald and News for many
years has done a lot of this sort of
work and in its files may be found some
valuable history of the county, so that
the future historian who has access
to these files may find his work easy,
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SlTM>AY SCHOOL CONVENTION
Interdenominational Convention to
Meet?The ProgTam and the
Hie Newberry County Interdenominational
/Snndav School association
will hold its meeting at Mission
church, two and a half miles east of
Newberry, Wednesday and Thursday, j
September 1 and 2, 1915.
10:30 a. m.?Song service and devotional
exercises, led by Rev. J. N.
10:45 a. m.?Enrollment of delegates.
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11 a. m.?Aduress ui weiuouic uy ouv.
C. Neel. Response by Norman <Wessinger.
11:30 a. m.?"The Aim and Purpose
of tfce Sunday School," Dr. Geo. B. i
Cromer and Rev. T. C. Croker.
12 m.?"The Bigness ol the Sunday
School," Rev. E. W. Leslie and i-roi. t.
12:30 p. m.?Adjournment and acquaintance
2 p. mSong service and devotional
exercises, Rev. Y. von A. Riser.
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Begins Tuesday Mc
Caldwell & i
One of the greatest sales
Edgings, Insertions, and !
the big sale, at yard
Buy all you want.
Values up to 12 l-2c yai
No. 1, piled high, yard
Va iiM nn fo 1 Sr and 2
counter No. 2, at yard
See our big counter just a
door, values up to 50c
Phone 40 Jos. T. Hut
4 per i
m ON SAVI
H The National
Save a Di
Become a men
one of our P
There's one w
WKv not rail
and get it. :
The National Bai
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2:lo p. m.?"urganizauon as a mcaua
of Growth," Rev. R. H. Burriss. ,
2:i30 p. m.?"How Training Secures
Efficiency," Miss Bess Burton and Prof.
0. B. Cannon.
3 p. m.?"The Best Way to Select!
the Sunday School Teacher," Rev. j
Edw. Fulenwidcr and Thos. M. Mills.
3:30 p. m.?Reports of department J
superintendents: Elementary classes,!
Mrs. J. Sidney uerncK; auuu ctuu
home visitation, Rev. Z. W. Bedenhaugh;
home, Mrs. A. J. Bowers;
teacher training, Rev. T. C. Croker;
secondary?13 to 20 years?Miss Eugenia
Epps; temperance, Mrs. J. M. |
Workman; missions, Miss Lizzie Neel. |
Wednesday Evening?8 O'clock.
Address, "The Temperance Cause?
Especially in View of the Approaching ;
State-wide ElectionRev. C. E. Burts,1
D. D., of Columbia, S. C. i
10 a. m.?!Song service and devotion- j
al exercises, led by Kev. w. Jtt. joouknight.
10:15 a. m.?"Growth of the Sunday
School," (a) Intensive, 'Jno. C. Gog- j
gans, Rev. W. J. Roof; (h) Extensive,;
Rev. J. N. Booth, W. A. McSwain.
11 a. m.?"Growth Through Better j
Teaching," Rev. S. C. Ballentine, Arthur
11:30 a. m.?"Every Member of the
Church a Member of the Sunday
Softool," Rev. E. D. Kerr, Dr. W. C. j
12 m.?"Reaching the Unchurched,"
Rev. I. M. Culberson, Prof. J. Sidney
12:30 p. m.?Adjournment for dinner.
2 p. m.?Song service and devotional
exercises, Rev. W. E. Furcron.
2:15 p. m.?"The County Wo k," byPresident
Carson and Secretary J. B.
2:45 p. m.?Business meeting.
3:30 p. m.?"After the Convention,
What?".Rev. T?. E. Dibble, Rev. Jno.
J. Long. ,
4 p. m.?Song service, led by Rev. 1
S C. Ballentine.
Adjournment. - ,
If, for any reason, any of these ap
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aiting for you.
at our bank
nk of Newberry
ry, S. C.
pointees can not or will not serve,
let me urge each one to notify me
promptly, so that other appointments
may be made. This is important.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
lest ?i Dfvwuireii 1J1C8,
"The^ performance of Goodrich Silvertown
cord tires last -Saturday at
the races in unicago ana ues Moines
seems to be the final proof tkat hereafter
they will be regarded as a most
important factor in any great speed
contcst for automobiles," says Mr. E.
C. Tibbitts, advertising director of the
B. F. Goodrich company, Akron, Ohio.
"There is no room for questioning the
fact that they contributed in a considci>oVi1
a. Aacr-raa. t/\ tVlA CT\1 shfiW
tlttUit V/V/ wv tij. v
ings made by Resta, Cooper and Burman
at i:he Chicago speedway, as well
as to the eight cars finishing on fcem
at Des Moines. Silvertowns are not
l&ade specifically for racing tires. The
grinding test of a race is what shows
up the worth of a tire under unusual
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frcm tr.e increased speed made possible
with Silvertowns, the actual comfort
and better control they grv-e to
the driver of the car are indications
of their advantages on cars in ordinary
use. The secret of their success and
of tfceir constantly increasing favor
with motorists is in their cord construction?the
two plies of flat, rubber-impregnated
cord presenting a tire
carcass which is distinguished not only
by its difference from others, bit by
its amazingly higher percentage of
genuine tire service."
The prisoner threw the magazine
across his cell in disgust and cursed
'^Nothin' but continued stories," Ibe
growled, "aricl rm xo De auug ucai.
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