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S. C.. a? 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, August 27, 1915.
THE GOOD IT WOULD DO!
Comptroller of the Currency Williams
makes the sound suggestion t>..at
the banks would do a far greater
work for the country by employing
their surplus funds in making loans
on staple commodities, meaning cot
ton, wheat and corn, where such loans
would relieve congestion and promote
legitimate commercial transactions,
than to permit these funds to
"be used to inflate stock market speculation.
The tremendous power for
good these banks could exert is manifest
in a statement made by the
comptroller as to the manner in
which they are "fixed." He says ihe
national banks of the country and tlv?
twelve federal reserve banks, exclusive
of the State banks and trust companies,
"have at this time sufficient to enable
them, if need be, to carry for our |
own people at market value the entire i
an/? half if not the wt;ole of the !
"wheat and tobacco crop, which it is
not of course conceivable that they will
he asked to do, and also finance until
the purchasers can pay in gold or its
equivalent $1,000,000,000 or so of exports
of foodstuffs or manufactured
products to be shipped to the rest or
the world." If this country Gas any
trouble at all, it is not a lack of money.
It is the money that is tied up. The
national banks hold a reserve of $319,000,000,
the record of all history, while
the national and reserve banks hold
$1,000,000,000 in specie.?Charlotte Ob-!
It would seem from this statement
from tf:e Observer, and also from the
statement of Mr. Williams, which The
Herald and News has hetofore printed,
that the matter of financing the crop
in such a manner as not to cause the
cotton producer loss is in the hands
of the banks, and if tCey will, the
mnno-ir avfliiahlp for the financing
4AJLVXAVJ V. .
of the crop to help the producer. That
is what we need in this neck of the
woods. If it is only to help the manufacturer,
and wevdo not desire to see
him suffer, but if the money is not sc
used as to help the man who produces
the crop to save him from loss the
whole business of the country is going
to suffer, and with it the manufacturing
interests as well. It makes little
difference to the manufacturer what
the price is so long as the price of
cloth is keeping up with tf:e price of
the raw material, and it usually does.
It is not a lack of money, but the
distribution of it on a sound basis so
that the producer may be able to hold
his cotton until the price is such that
he can realize a living and a small
profit for his labor. Cotton is a good
basis of credit and if we place t?e producer
in such condition that he can
told his cotton for a fair and living
price the contraband order of England
will not hurt the South. The world
must bave the cotton and we had better
-bold this crop for a price equal
?t least to the cost of production and
raise none at all another year, rather
than have it sold for less than cost
and ?very one go 'broke.
, We believe that the banks are going
to take care of the situation this year
and that business will soon be good.
Tlhis war can not last always and even
if it is to keep up those wfto are engaged
in it must have our cotton to
make combustibles to shoot their guns
and to clothe the soldiers.
We were surprised to hear a farmer j
say yesterday that he was not going i
?'.o fjelp in the building of a certain
road because it was nothing but an
Now that sort of spirit was general
'n the country a few years ago. but
we thought it had all passed away and
^hat the man in the country had long
on re stnnnpri that. kind of talk. He
ughc 10 ti^ve "cut it out" a long time
ago, since lie must have learned bv
% this time, if he is capable of learning
"X u"nything. that the automobile is the
greatest road building agency that has
^ver come into this part of tJ":e country.
So long as the people in the country <
vere left to do the road building and !
'be road agitating for their own con'enience
and comfort, thcv accomplished
little, and, now that the auto?obilists
of the cities, and those of the !
country as well, have joined hands
.*vith the man. who has only a team to
M>ve over the Toads, there should 1be
nothing but co-operation. Ttere is no
i such thing as an "automobile road." .
All the roads are open to the public. <
It means more to the man who wag-. 1
I ons over it li .an it does to the man who ' 1
drives a car for pleasure. The man
who wagons has to use that road in j j
his business, while the automobilist, j
can use other roads. , *
"Automobile road" is old stuff and i
should be forgotten. It is unwortf.y .
of any intelligent person in this dayi
and time?Spartanburg Herald.
We are surprised with the Herald (
that there should be any one now who ^
would talk about an automobile road. t
The automobile is a road builder and x
the wagon and the guggy have as much ?
right and get as much benefit from the
road as the automobile. What we want
to hear is that every one has joined
with the wagon or the automobile that
The prejudice against automobiles
has practically all been vanished in
this county. The automobile dri-vers
I in some cases .helD to keeD it up them- *
I selves by the reckless manner of their
driving, and their apparent indifference
to the right of the buggy or the
wagon to any consideration at all. It
is very rare, but sometimes it is seen,
i Another matter that tJ:e drivers of
cars should remember, and that is. to *
'share at least a portion of the roari'^
with every one else in the building of
they may be meeting in the road. In
other words we all need to nave a little i
more consideration for the rights of s
the other fellow. If we would we <=
would all feel better. a
"I T 1
IS THIS JXEUTKAJilTII
Germany and Austria have demand- r
ed of our government that it cease to f
permit the exportation of munitions
of war to be used, by the allies against lthem.
The United States laane replied ^
it could not do so, for a fair neutral- d
ity required it to allow any nation to ^
buy in our country, even if harm re- ^
suited to another nation; that this re-"
. . 'a
suit was to oe ascrioea 10 me weakness
of the unfortunate nation rather a
than to any inaction of ours.
Cotton has in other wars been noiv h
contraband. Its transportation to 0
neutral countries or in neutral bot- j ;j
toms I. as not heretofore been inter
fered with, even when the final destination
was a belligerent nation. Eng- 0
land particularly has been firm in this 1
view. By the Declaration of London t'
it was declared non-contraband, and e
even at the commencement of the pres- 1
ent war she reasserted this po^cy.
She has now bottled up tue German
jieet, except such as was destroyed,
and reverses her policy, declaring cotton
to be contraband.
Does not consistency require the b
United States to be as firm in assert
ing neutrality in reierenee 10 couon i
as to munitions of war? If it is un-,11
neutral to interfere with the shipment j &
of the munitions, is it not unneutral to h
suffer one nation to interfere with the j?
shipment of our cotton to ti.e serious 1 ^
disadvantage of other nations? !
Is it not unneutral to fail to assert
our own rights? Is the South to suffer
in the depreciation of its great asset ^
by a denial of the right to ship, whilst a
manufacturers of munitions of war are v>
to become multi-millionairs through .
ti e protection of this same right? All
munitions of war are manufactured to ;
harm fellowmen; a very small portion 11
of our cotton can be used to that end, j i*
and none is produced for that distinct a
Why cause loss to the mass, when
but a minor portion is harmfully used,
and secure a great profit to him producing
that which in its entirely is
thus used??Greenville Piedmont. >;
TV. is puts the matter very clearly a
and plainly and as it appears to us. ri
We certainly should be as firm in as- f(
serting neutrality with reference to fj
r*r\ttr\n o c xxrr\ o ir> rcfornnr> a tn mnrn- i ^
AO c C4.X ^ xx? 1 tivi VUV/U CV iJUUW* ^
tions of war. The munitions of war tl
are manufactured to kill and harm our ^
fellowman, and for no other purpose, p
while cotton is for the purpose not w
only of furnishing the stuff to shoot t<
some of the big guns, but also to clothe jj
fc:e people. But the editorial from the ti
Piedmont puts it just as we see it. c
Most cities have ordinances resula-ting
headlights on automobiles ar
aight, hut there is need of State la^? b
on the subject. a
A fruitful source of danger is tne t
glaring headlight t?at scin? automoCil- i r,
ists delight inv Such a headligat is of,
no special advantage to the driver of
the machine using it, for lie can see
just as well with a light not so glar- i.
ing; and the danger arises irom u:e ( n
faci xhat it is blinding to pedestrians
and to drivers of other vehicles. An
automobilist drove into a ditch the
other night because he was blinded by ?
the glaring light on an approaching n
machine. He was no: ' ur:, b^i tli<
Iriver of the macnine with me glaring
light deserves no credit for hk ases^-a
many automobilists use these
zlarins headlights, it 1c true, but there
ire a lew who have no regard for fc-s
^.fety of other people. And it is tue
iew of this class who constitute Iks
.ieed for laws on the subject.?auuc*?on
"We have often thought as muc'n. ii
3o s seem, however, tfrat it snouia no:
t>e necessary to pass laws for evvry
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;iiing max ueeus iv ue ICUUCTUICU. xuai
:hose who use the big headlights
should have sufficient consideration for
>ther people to have tJ-em taken ott
iheir cars. We are sure if some of
:hem would meet the cars with the
laring headlights they would see t>"'\
easonableness of the dernftnd 1
hey be taken off. They are blinding
md the car that is meeting these biarj
ights for its own safety had best \
o the side of the road and stand tLerP;
mtil the headlight passes by. If tb?.
>wn?rs of such light persist in usinc
V? r\ "f,Vi cm f Vi a /-\r?]?v cofotv 4yr\r* f Vi n r?Ti o r? j
LUtJU LUC WU1J i.Wl HIV |
ellow is to ask that some law h-'
>assed to regulate them. It is not onl"
in the city, but as the Mail says i '
t. is equally bad, or worse, in tlv i
It is stated in the papers that Asa
3. Candler, the big coca cola man, has j
;aid that he would build a half million j
[ollar warehouse for cotton in -Ttlanta 1
md thatLe would himself take 200,000
loloc of o hocie r\f oflvon nontc tViO 1
;aivo ac a vi ?Jv ?vu WULO tuv,
>ound and hold it. And advance
noney on it on that basis and at a
air rate of interest. If we had a few j
rmrp nf thp rihh nennle whr> would i
lo that we would not need a great j
leal of assistance from the banks and
^e would be able to control the price, j
Sven if the farmer can get money on I
. basis of six cents the pound and at ^
fair rate of interest and on long time
e will be able to get a fair price for I
is cotton. But it will need the co-'
peration of all the farmers and of the
anks and the people, and there should
ot be so much knocking on the part.
f those who are not doing anything, i
f some one else is trying to do somehing
why not encourage him in his
fforts to heln the situation. Every oL'
ould at least give an encouraging
MONEY FOR THE FARMER,
The announcement by the National'
ank that it was prepared to let every
armer in Newberry county have i
loney on his cotton to aid him in ,
olding it off the market at a sacrifice j
as created some little comment. It
3 a great thing for the small farmer,!
or it is the small farmer whom it is
Qtended to help, because as a rule
he big farmer is able to take care ot |
imself. There is nothing mysterious \
bout it. The National bank is a mem-;
or of the federal reserve bank and j
? able to do wfaat it says.
There are always those ready to critjizc
and find fault with anything that
5 proposed. If the farmers will take J
r?vnnta<Ja nf thic nr/-vnrv<5iHnn tViprp
U T Uii L v> V/JL V WAAV* V
'ill be i.'O need for any one to sacri-!
ce his cotton crop at a price below!
le cost of production.
If you doubt the statement that tfae
National bank is able to do what it |
dvertises then take your warehouse\
sceipt over to the bank and find outj
)r yourself. It must be the receipt j
om a bonded warehouse. The rate j
f interest and the amount per pound |
3at will be advanced and the time |
iMch the loan is to run will be exlained
to you by Mr. Matthews, and
e are satisfied it will be satisfactory
> you. The farmers can't go on rais
lg cotton below the cost of produc-1
on. There is no better security than
otton. It will keep and the world'
lust have it. Our advice to the farmrs
is not to sell, but to secure money .
: they have to have it on these ware- J
< .it-e r*? irtf rnj market :'.ie cotton.
l ^ l.iit to hu>e and 1:1
Lis V\'ny ;.cc^ c*. iuiT i.r*cc iOr ?. 11.
The ui-J. Xev.s jjiii.to ic^c.
k^w o rv/jQ/'. Vi Hon vorprl vpQfprriQv 5?f tpr
LI C Op vu ; uuj
oon by Governor Cole. L. Blease be- j
ore the governors' conference in Bos- j
3n. It is a splendid speech and in ;
ood tone and temper and those who
lay f:ave expected something radical
a:-:* d:.-a;.po:::te:i. ad 't and see if
.. ou uo noi agree with us that it is a
Anerson Dry Goods (Jo.
Anderson Dry Goods company makes
an interesting announcement in this
? '* nr*t_ r r ^ _ % j \* ?...^ nnv
issue or ine ntJiaiu ana .m;ws. iuia
company has just opened a new store
under new management, with new
goods in the latest styles fresh from
the markets. Everything new but the
| clerks, is ti.e announcement, and they
are experienced and know how to
serve your wants. Give them a call
and beconvinced for yourself.
Death of a Yonng GIrL.
On Monday evening, August 16, 1915,
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-ie Kinard
was saddened by the death of
their dear little daugLter Kate. She
I had been suffering for several weeks
I with typhoid fever, and all that loving
hands and medical skill could do was
of no avail. God saw fit to transplant
her to a brighter world. So, loved
ones, you do not weep as those wno
ha.e no Lope, for you know where to
find i.er, for your loss is her eternal
In our blindness we can not under
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fcldllu 11. UlU VJUU KI1UWS UC-31, aiiu <11
last, when all of life's lessons have
been learned and we, too, have been
called up higher we shall see and understand.
Little Kate leaves a devoted
father and mother, several sisters and
brothers and a host of other relatives
and friends to mourn her departure.
She is greatly missed, and a p ace
is vacant in tKat home that never can
be filled. Her little body was laid to
rest on Tuesday afternoon at Bachman
Chapel church, amid a large con-!
course of relatives and friends.
Little Kate will no more be with her
friends and loved ones here, but we |
hone to meet her on the other shore 1
beyond the river of deatl':.
May the God of all peace comfort
the bereaved ones, and may they strive ;
to meet her in a fairer land, where .
there will be no parting.
There are many mysteries in life j
which we can not understand, but God ,
will reveal all to us if we only watch
faithfully and wait patiently, and we
shall seerer face again, but it will not
be as it was when we saw it last, pale
and lifeless, 'but it will be bright and
shining, never to bear the marks of
Dear one. your home it* sad and
lone'.y since the spirit of dear little
Kate has been called to her blest
home in heaven. Now we part in tears
on earth to meet no more, but we ' ope
to meet bejrond the river of death. i
May our Heavenly Father comfort
fhp hprpnvpd nrip<s and hpln them to:
"Thy will be done."
Dear one, thou hast left us.
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows i:eal.
The golden gates were opened wide,
A s^ntle voice said, "Come,"
And angels from the other side
nralnAmorl li + tln T\ Z> t a hnmp
TT tlVVIiltU iUtiV, aiuiv M v. ,
So. farewell, dear one.
You have only gone before,
And if we are just as faithful
We shall reach the golden shore.
Tula and Ada Hunt.
Gave Him Donkey Orders.
An Irish drill sergeant was instruct- j
ing some recruits in the mysteries of J
marching movements and found great
difficulty in a getting a countryman of
his to halt when the command was
given, says the Kansas City Star. After
explaining and illustrating several i
times he approached the recruit, sized
him up silently for a couple of minutes,
then demanded his name.
"TT,if<7<ror;>lH orwr " wfl? thp TPnlv.
"Did you ever drive a donkey, i
"Yes, sor." I
"Wf:at did you say when you wanted
him to stop?"
The sergeant turned away and lm-j
mediately put his gquad in motion.'
After they had advanced a couple of
yard or so he bawled out at the top of
his lung: "Squad halt- Whao Fitzgerald!"
NOTICE OF JURY PROVING.
Notice is herebv given tr.at we, the
undersigned jury commissioners for j
Newberry county, S. C., will at the of- j
fice of the clerk of court for Newberry,
at nine o'clock a. m., September 7th,
1915, openly and publicly draw the
names of thirty-six (36) men. who
shall serve as p^tir jurors at the court;
"f common p'.eas. which will convene :
it Newberry court house September
20tr. 1915, and will continue for one
Nno. L,. h'pps,
.las. B. Halfacre,
Jno. C. Goggans,
- Jury Commissioners for
Newberry County, S. C.
August 26, 1915.
that lend the fi
mans attire is<
n v 4 ti
our rail ana v
ing of Stetson
Do Not I
With the facili
? m m jt
through the hede;
tem, we are now
every farmer in fS
enough money to
fice of his 1915 C
the price of cotton c
cost of production, we
intelligent farmer wil
his crop on the marke
view we have prepare
If you wish to avail y
vices, confer with som
our bank at your com
Tiio National Ran
1111/ 11UUVAIUI Villi
MEMBER OF FEDERA
'Subscriptions to the Daily and Sunday
Stiite, Left from contest a year j
ago. Will sell two yetir new subscriptions
at one-half price?$8.00. Best
paper in the State and regarded as one ^
of best in South. Write immediately.
"M. C. ." !
tare neraia auu -icns. *
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT. ;
Xnotice is hereby given that the un- <
dersigned will make final settlement
of the estate of George A. Langford,
deceased, in the probate court for New- ,
berry county, State of South Carolina. ^
on Monday, September 27, 1915, at 11 ,
o'clock in the forenoon, and will im- ,
mediately thereafter apply to the judge |,
of probate of Newberry county for a j }
final discharge. All persons indebted I ^
to the said estate will make immediate i .
settlement witf: the undersigned, and i,
all persons holding claims against the, i
said estate will present the same duly!
attested. Wm. Smith Langford. |
8-26-4t % & \
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APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT :
Notice is hereby given that application
will be made before Hon, Prank
S* i. % < fil t .:; H
inishin^ touch *
to a gentlejxemplified
" I :
ties offered us
ral Reserve Sysprepared
prevent a sacri'otton
ontinues below the
! feel sure that no
1 voluntarily *hrow
it. With this idea in
id ourselves to help
ourself of our ser
le of the officers of
ik of Newberry
y, S. C.
L RESERVE SYSTEM
DR. F. C. M ARTIN
Examines Eyes, Fits Glasses
and Artificial Eyes
[f your eyes are giving you trouble
don't fail to consult him.
DfEce over Anderson's Dry Goods
B. Gary, Circuit Judge, at Abbeville,
3. C., on S-eptember 8, 1915, at 12
5'clock M., for the appointment of the
Judge of Probate of Newberry County
is guardian for the estate of Robert
L (Milam, aged 10 years; William A.
Vlilam, aged 8 years; Deronda Milam,
iged 6 years, and Ella May Milam,
iged 3 years^ "wi:o have, or are entitled
to, an estate, the nature of which
s money due under life insurance policy
on the life of their father, V. L.
Milam, deceased, of the value of about
'our hundred dollars to each of said
ninors. The said minors have no general
or testamentary guardian and no
it, competent or responsible person^^
:an he found who is willing to assum^^Hfc
such guardianship. Jfl
Mother of said Mfl