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VOLUME Lin, NUMBER 7S. NEWBERRY, S. C? FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 191.",. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAk
BALES OF COTTON !
SOl'TH CAROLINA REPORT SHOWS
581,978 BALES. |
*TMr<l Report by Census Bureau
Shows Less. Amount Handled by
Ginners to October IS.
Washington, Oct. 25.?The third cot- j
ton ginning report of the season, com- j
piled from reports of census bureau;
correspondents and agents throughout j
the cotton belt and issued at 10 a .m.,
today announced that 5,731,347 bales j
of cotton, counting round as naif bales,!
of the growth of 1915 has been ginned j
prior to October IS. This compared j
with 7.619.747 bales, or 47.9 per cent of j
- ?^ J * ~ r\n I
ine -enure crop guinea p-mui w
tober IS last vast year, 6,973.318 bales. j
cr -1-9.9 per cent in 1913, and 6.874.206 i
bales, or 45.10 per cent in 1912.
Included in the ginnings were 54.422 j
round bales, compared with 15,329 last!
year, 49 030 in 1913 and'41,745 in 1912. j
Sea island cotton included numbered '
40,257 bales, compared with 30.078 j
bales to October 18 last year, 31,139 in j
1913 and 15,960 bales in 1912.
Ginnings prior to October, by States, i
with comparisons for the last three
years and the percentage of the entire
crop ginned in those States prior to J
that date in the Same years follows:
Year? Bales. Per cent, j
1915 556,272 j
191 4 8103*5 4^S:
191 3 839,899 56.6
191 2 591 954 44.6
191 5 281,190
191 4 379,261 39.8
191 3 322,181 31.0
1912 300,351 39.0
191 5 132,162 .....
10-14 ' 4.2 312 47.8
191 3 35,956 ' 53.9
191 2 23,575 40.1
191 4 1,367,916 50.2
191 3 1,296,911 55.3
1912 793,143 43.8
' 1915... 223894 ,
191 4 335,274 4S.8
j 1913 T 164,034 37.5
1912 203,127 54.2
1915 ? 321,688 ....
191 4 474,788 39.0 |
1913... 435,690 34.8 j
191 2 347,130 64.5
191 5 264,665
1914 SOI,108 31.0 (
191 3 252,193 30.1
1912 i 356,226 39.3
L 1915 65,985 ?.
I 1914 451,449 36.6 j
1913. 391,258 46.4
1912 398,345 39.5
1914...., 903 444 44.4
1913...?, 619,720 43.7
1912... s- 540,319 44.1
f 1915...k 79,147
191 4 162,177 27.5
1913...- 131,933 36.0
1912 66,719 24.9
191 5 2.007,211
1914 2,715,772 61.9
L 1913 2,451,279 65.0
P 1912 3,229,621 69.5
All Other States?
1914 36,950 22.3
1013 33 464 27.0
1912 23,696 26.3
The next ginning report of the census
bureau will be issued at 10 a. m.
November 8,. and will show the quantity
of cotton ginned prior to Xovem-'
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P 'her 1.
I " London, Oct. 26.?An editorial in!
f-h/ * to^av threatens the government
with the formation or a new op
The editorial comments on the delay
in "jettisoning"' the declaration of
T . . ,vv,;r>h Drovides that the charRa
acter of a vessel is determined by the
flag sjbe is entitled to fly, and on the
I government's failure to adapt sugges|^H
tions for a smaller and less unwieldly.
H cabinet so as to get away from the
present alleged tendency toward conBscription.
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v dewberry. <t
? Cotton ll^c -j"
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" Louon seeu, per uu
<r> Prosperity. <$
v Cotton seed, per bu 55y2c <?
<S> Pomaria. 3
* Cotton liy2c ?
v Cotton seed, per bu 57c
<S> Little Mountain. 4
v Cotton 1 P/o? 1124c ?
? Cctton seed, per ba 55%c *
<$> Silyerstreet. ^ i
^ Cotton 12c ^ <?'
Cotton seed, per bu 60c |
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<S> ClMppells. <?
.Cotton 11.85c *
^ Cotton seed, per bu 57c
^ Cotton seed, per bu 57c
a ii-i.;*?<$ ,
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*y Cotton Ili4c ?
'*> Cotton seed, per bu...... oo%c
TO FORCE CLOSING
J.udgson Mill at Greenville Takes Action
of the Workers.
Greenville, Oct. 2.">.?The Judson
mill, one of largest of the fourteen in
this vicinity, will close down November
."th because of labor troubles, according
to a notice posted at the mill
today by B. E. C?eer, president and
treasurer. Delegates of the United
Textile Workers of America organized
a local union here some weeks ago,
and recently the management discovered
its presence. Seventeen employes
were summarily discharged, the manfl?pmpnt
said, because they neglected
their work in seeking new members
for the union during working hours.
Hhe men said they were discharged because
they joined the union.
Some eighty employes of the weave
room then walked out because the men
were not reinstated.
Three hundred employes refused to
go back to work today. The miil was
picketed, and still others were persuaded
not to return to work.
Ninety-two walked out througnout
the day. it was learned. It is underciTknri
nf'nor mills arp beine. organized.
'No trouble has taken place, but the
sheriff and chief of police are watching
DIVIDED COTTON BUYING
IX SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Whether Price Is Depressed Thereby
Has Long Been Debated Qnestion
in This State.
Spartanburg, Oct. 24.?iThe an
nouncement that the federal trade
commission has ordered an investigation
into the charges that there is a
combination of cotton buyers in North
and South Carolina and Georgia to depress
the price of cotton is of public
interest here in that such an investigation
may bring under consideration
cotton marketing conditions in this
section of the State which has long
been a subject of discussion.
While no cotton mill presidents hare
expressed their views concerning such
an inquiry, their position is well
known in this territory. That this
county, for instance, is divided among
mills V\ 1 Lll lespctL LU Wllicmtuvc \.<j
certain mills is, perhaps, a fact that is
generally understood. The mill men
take the position that the condition is
a natural one and that in buying at
the gins or mill stores, as they do, they
are really serving the farmer in that
his market is at his door and he does
not have to haul his cotton to market
renters. Whether the nrice of cotton is i
depressed on account of this condition
is a -question that lias long been a
source of argument in this county and
in other counties where there is a considerable
The result of such an inquiry will be
interesting to this section of the State.
For many years The Herald and X
the following: "Established in 186."
dropped. It is true that The Herald
back than IS60 to reach its actual b
put cn the first page hy the late Tho
do not know. We suppose it indict
of the paper after the war. We k
weekly Herald during the war. Ait
edition that we are going to publish s
Thanksgiving day, the fiftieth annivei
We want to make it really a credii
on its attaining fifty years of life in
to the community. The present edit
of the paper and the editorial depar
this half century, and, like The Heralc
and stronger as the years go by.
In the work of getting out this ed
of the business and professional me,
Newberry. We feel sure that we wi
! had the hearty co-operation of the pec
worthy cause and we try never to esj
Of course we hope to make sometl
is not solely commercial. We expect
contributions which will be wortn 1
men and women who are competent a
subjects upon which they will write.
It is our purpose also to cover th<
include the towns of Whitaure, ]
Pomaria, Silverstreet, Kinards and Ch
portant'commercial and social center
It shall be oyr purpose also to put
nome 01 every wnue iaixwiy m .>cwu<
it 'will be a valuable medium for the
to reach those who buy.
We have the promise of an article
ering the period of reconstruction ar
desires to include. Also an article f
for forty years was actively engaged
city. He will write of the merchants
are gone. 'Mr. R. H. Greneker, who w
of the News and for many years active
and News, will also furnish a contri
Aull. who was brought up in the ol
contributed to the columns of the pz
Mayor Z. F. Wright has promised to
municipality, past and present. Am
have promised to let us have copies
the subject, "Which exerted greater ii
the world, the steam engine or the pr
some years ago when they were studen
the teaching of the present editor of
he was a professor or teacher in that i
and Bynum were not still unmarried y
telling when that debate was had. Sr
Chief Justice Pope said they would rid?
to hear it.
Then we have asked Major J. F. J
covering the legal profession in New
fifty years. And we expect to get one
article on the churches and one or two
- to write of the progress of education,
cultural resources of the county and
And an article from "Warehouse iCoi
warehouse system. In fact we expec
Besides these we have already pr
ca the present mercantile ana nnan
oerns of the present day. Such an e
in the county will be a splendid medii
artisan -to tell of his business and to i
will be given the opportuniti to hav
tell what you haive to sell and what yc
Mr. Hartwell M. Ayer, an experier
ence, will also contribute a number
write-ups of the present day merch
has already spent three or four days
many notes, and will return to do so
We shall also ask our former
William P. Houseal, latterly more ge
Weather Prophet," to make a contrib
now of -Columbia, but for many years
of The Herald and News, will be as
Since writing tne aoove, we nave i.
Dr. W. C. Brown on the agricultural ]
agriculture in Newberry county. We
Mae Wise, who is the home demonstra
VIr. T. M. Mills, the county demonstr
write articles on their line of work,
of Prosperity and Col. W. H. Hunt of
wider will write of the religious life
Anderson and others on the schools
other special articles from men who ?
subjects they will handle.
ews carried on the front page
For some reason it was
on/3 Voire Hotric dVOH flirtVlPP
auu t ?? ; uu tvo v. > v/n
irthday. Uhat statement was
s. F. Greneker. Just why we
ited the date of the revival
now that he printed the triany
rate we are calling this
ome time in November, about
t to the old Herald and News
this community and a credit
or has been in active charge
tment for more than half of
I and News, he grows younger
ition we ask the co-operation
i of the town and county of
II have it. We have always
>ple of this community in any
Douse any other.
ling out of it, but the purpose
to have a number of valuable
kvhile preserving, written by
nd who are familiar with the
5 entire country, and we will
3rosperity, Little Mountain,
appells. All of these are im s.
; a copy of this edition in the
?rrv county. For this reason
merchant with goods to sell
from Col. D. A. yDickert, covld
the war 'and whatever he
TTT T7? "D~lUo?v% ?rV? \
I OI11 iJL . w. Cj. r^iuarn, vv iivj
in the mercantile 'life of the
during these fifty years that
'as the founder and publisher
ly connected with The Herald
bution. So will Mr. John K.
See and who has frequently
iper since lea^hng .Newberry,'
contribute an article on the
1 he and Mr. F. L. Bynum -
of their famous debate upon
lfhience ufrt>n the progress of
inting press," which they had
its in Newberry college, under
The Herald and News, when
nstitution. If Messrs. Wright
oung men we Would not mind
uffice it to say that men like
* twentjv-five miles in a buggy
. Caldwell to write an article
berry county during the last
i of the ministers to write an
of the teachers and educators
And an article on the agrithe
nmissioner McLaurin on tne
t to cov^r every field in this
epared a number of articles
cial and other business condition
'going into every home
urn for the live merchant and
each the buying public. You
e a corner in this edition to
>u have to offer in any way.
iced newsDaper man of Flor
of articles and assist in, the
ants and business men. He
> in iNewberry and has made
me special work.
partner in the business, Mr.
nerally known as the "Dutcn
ution. And Mr. A. H. Kohn.
the Prosperity correspondent
ked for a contribution. And
he promise of an article from
resources and (Jevolepment of
have also asked Miss Willie
.tion agent of the county, and
ation agent of the county, to
And also Dr. .G. Y. Hunter
r Newberry. Dr. Edw. Fulenof
the city, and Prof. Ernest
. In fact we -expect several
ire competent to write on the
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<S> THE IDLES <$>
Webster says a gentleman is "a mail
well born; one of good family; one of
gentle or refined manners; a well bred
man; a man of refined manners and
good behavior." See the point?
I am am so de-lighted to see the Ob
server write an editorial on tne dog
.aw. I have written so much about
that ordinance, and the way we do
here, taat I had about concluded that
iiy little influence was gone. Maybe
now that the Observer has taken the
.lutter up editorially there will be
something doing. I remember'very distinctly
how rigidly the law was enforced
soon after that little child was
bitten by that rabid dog and died, and
iicw ioon tiie whole thing was forgot- J
ten, and the dogs continued to roam
wheresoever they pleased, and there
was no one to molest or make afraid.
Of course, if some other child should
suffer the same fate?God forbid that
it should?then there would ,be an
awakening and the poor dog would
.lave to obey the law. But it is just
like I ha.e said time without number,
?1- -*? 1 - ? ? /viU /v 1?1r a f a tirn 1r r\
it ia.K.e2S SUJLULeUlilig llivc tuai isj v>an.t
up our folks. And just like I have also
aaid, it seems that all that we care
about here is to stop some fellow from
.aking a drink, or bringing u>p some
poor negroes who are having a little
.^n all peculiar to themselves in a
game of craps, whatever that is. And,
uiU ~ ?* ? t. T f U a rvrnriloo-a rwf TIT lt_
uy mt; v> ay, 1 warn. uic vj. ??**- .
nessing that game some time or other,
i would just like to know what it is
ike. Of course the game of poker is
lie gentleman's game, and I must admit
that what little I have seen of it
:t has a fascination for me, but
1 never felt that I could indulge that
fancy, because I could not afford to
!ose. The fact is, you can't keep the
man from taking chances, whether
;t be on drawing a full house or four
acts or a straight or a royal straight
tf.U'Sh or on the fastest horse or a hall j
game, 'whether it be base 'ball or foot
be; 11. We are just built that way. Andsometimes
we gamble on the price of
^ctton, whether it be in buying future
contracts or buying the real article <r
putting it in the warehouse and borroving
money on it and taking the
chance of the price going to i5 cents.
But all this has nothing to do with the
aog ordinance. It has never been re
pealed. If it has the ptVblic has never
been apprised of the fact. It is like
a good many other ordinances?they
become dead letters after a brief span.
So soon do we forget. And it is well
that we do. Keep up the good work,
Mr. Observer Man, and maybe something
will come before someone else
has to suffer a fearful death, all on
account of some sorry dog. I had a
Hrtor nnAo o irtncr Hmp apt> and I know
Vl.VV/, u AVU0 V. ? v ?
low you can become attached to the
animal and how the dog can become
attached to the man. But these bull
dogs?I am afraid of them, and when
1 see one coming down the street I
get on the other side and give him a
wide berth. And I am afraid of any
kind of a dcg.
I promised to say something more
about the opera house. There are
several things that ought to be said if
the saying of them would accomplish
~ ~ To 1 Iri nor a hrvn t fir?5 whltf
dliy I Ci3 Ui LO, i aimug u wv w v ? * vn>) " ? ^
if the local man of The Herald and
News is correct about how our people
love to go to fires, what do you reckon
would happen if the alarm of fire
should be sounded some time when the
opera house was filled. There would
surely be a stampede and it woud be
worse than a rabid dog or a circus.
There is no way to empty the housf.
except through one door, and it taKes
some fifteen minutes at the best, and
it seems to me sometimes that it takes
longer than that. There should be
some arrangements made to let the
crowds out quicker. And then, those
opera chairs. Why they need new ones.
Besides, I notice that every now and
then one breaks down and down to
the floor goes the occupant. Suppose
' - ? ? t ?1
some one snouia De nun uj uie ian.
Who would 'pay the damage. And then
they are uncomfortable. I got so tired
on the one I occupied the other night
that I almost wished it would go down
and then there would have 'been a
change of the monotony of sitting on
it. "Why not put in new ones? And
fix the thing up generally. If the town
would be liable to a damage suit if a
rabid dcg bit you, why not if you
should get hurt by the breaking of an
opera chair. But I reckon it's all
right or it wouldn't be. You know, I
believe that whatever is, is best, or it
wouldn't be. I am obliged to believe
that so long as I believe there is an
overruling and an all wise Providence
who is merciful and good and who even
numbers the hairs of your head and
takes note of the sparrow and none
falls to the ground without Kis notice.
His plans are perfect and he takes
thought of every act and every deed
of His creatures and He works out the
great eternal plan for the good of His
creatures. Does He not efcl? somewhere
that He takes no pleasure in the death
of the wicked, and are we not told
mat ne is omniscient ana omnipresent,
and that means that He knew
from the beginning what was to take
place, and -that it has all been ordered
by His all powerful hand.
And that reminds me of a sweet little
poem by Ella Whheler Wilcox
which expresses the thought beautiful
iy. i am going to quote u. sometimes
the finite mind can not see the
good in many things that happen, but
it is all for some good purpose or it
wouldn't be. We can not understandwhy
some persons die, as it seems to
us in the very heyday of their usefulness,
and others are left here who
seem to have no purpose, and so far
&s the finite mind can see are doing *
no good in the world. If I did not
believe that "each sorrow has a pur
pose" there are some that have come
into my own life that would have
broken me down long ago. I have not
been able to see the purpose of them,
but there must be somewhere in the
divine plan some purpose for them.
But this has nothing to do with the
dog ordinance or witn the repairs that
are needed at the o<pera house. It is
our part to do our duty as it is presented
and,the duty of the city council
is to enforce the dog ordinance or
repeal it and to have some needed re
pairs made at tne opera nouse. tier?
is the poem:
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Whatever Is?Is Best. /I
know as my life grows older,
And mine eyes have clearer sight?
That under each rank wrong, somewhere
* * /
There lies the root of Right;
Thac each sorrow has a purpose,
By the sorrowing oft unguessed,
But as sure as the sun brings morning, /
Whatever is?is best.
I know that each sinful action,
As sure as tue night brings shade,
I> somewhere, somr.jme punished,
Tho' the hour be long delayed.
I know that the soul is aided
Sometimes by the heart's unrests
And to grow means ouen iu auuci ?
But whatever is?is best.
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J know there are no errors, .
In the great Eternal plan.
And all things work together
For the final good of man.
And I know as my soul speeds onwarvi,
In its grand Eternal quest,
1 OO XT On T lnrtV hnrlr parfh WArd..
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Whatever is?is 'best.
?Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
I am going to close this article with
an Arab saying and I want you to
think about the three things there set
forth. The arrow comes not back.
TVio enrvkpTi word never dies. The lost
opportunity is gone forever. Forget
not these three things. iThe dog ordinance
was too late for the poor child
whose young life was snapped out.
The enforcement of it after some other
life has been snapped out will be too
late to recall that life.
An Arab Saying.
Remember three things come not back:
The arrow sent upon its track?
It will not swerve, it will not stay
Tts speed; it flies to wound or slay.
The spoken word, so soon forgot
By thee, yet it has perished not;
In other hearts 'tis living still,
And doing work for good or ill.
And the lost opportunity,
That cometh back no more to thee;
In vain thou weepest, in vain doai
These three will never more return.