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\OLLME LIL1., MMBEK 19. SEWBERRY, S. C? TTE.4DAY, MAI'l'H 7 1911 ~~
" ' * TWICE A WEEK, $1J0 A TEAR,
I INSURANCE SITUATION
', SUBJECT OF INTEREST)
SUPREME <01 RT TO PASS 0> ASY^
LI M APPROPRIATION.
f Representative Workman's Interview
f Creates Favorable Impression.
Other Capital Items.
Special to The Herald and Xews.
v,;Q \Taroh tf.?The insurance 1
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situation in South Carolina just now is
the subject < f a great deal of interest.;
There are rumors and threats Hying
thick and fast c* fire insurance companies
withdrawing from the State, in
view of the anti-compact bill passed by
the last legislature, and signed on
~ ??or Th,. hill I
Thursday uy uov. .wdnnuip. .... ?t
prohibits combinations for iho purpose
cr fixing rates. Tue insurance com- :
panies which have been in the Southeastern
confbination claim it will work
<i hardship upon them. and ineir aru-;
tude seems to be in the nature of an :
effort to boycott South Carolina. They ;
will no- succeed, however. There was j
some difficulty, for instance, about ?.
larcre risk in one ol the cities of this i
State on last Thursday, the day the !
governor signed the bill. T; was read-!
i!y taken by the representative of an- i
j- other insurance company?one of ttit-1
biggest in the United States?who hap- i
pened ro be in the State that day. Aj
large property holder in this same city j
in a fair wav to have his insurance'
* placed at half his former rate under
the new condition existing.
Of cour--. .it may take some little
time for the general shakeup caused
by the bill to be readjusted, but it is
hardly possible that an insurance combination
will be able to dictate term?
to a sovereign Srate upon which it
may do business in that State, or boy1
cott the property holders d rlie Sta+e j
as to fire insurance. In fact, it is no:
In a letter written to Senator Tillman
and Congressman Lever. Insurance
Commissioner McMaster says thaf
he believs a large numuer cu companies
"have entered into a conspiracy
to injure the people of the Siate by
disturbing in every way possible business
conditions, depriving agents of
means of livelihood and otherwise
r working great injury and loss to the 1
nermle " and he asks Senator Tillman
and Congressman Lever to seek a Federal
remedy for (his "most outrageous
condition." "The companies have
claimed that they lost money in South
.Carolina." he says, "and yet the law.
When it goes into effect, will permit
v each company to make its own rates by
its own experience."
It has been stated in the newspapers
that several companies have noti- ,
fied their local agents that they were
^ withdrawing ! rom business in South
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Newberry Countj Politics.
The interview published in the lasf
issue of The Herald and News with
Representative Xeal \Y. Workman of
Xewberry, in which Mr. Workman
states that he will probably be a candidate
for the State senate this summer,
has been noted with interest in j
political circles "here. <Mr. (Workman
made a fine record during his service
| in the house, where his ability was
k recognized by his fellow-members, and
r there is no doubt that he would represent
Newberry county worthily in 'h?
senate, as lie did in the house.
So far as is known here, the present
L senator from Newberry county has j
I'm cTpfinito nnh'ir> stinnintf'pmcit !
as to whether he would be a candidate
| or re-election. During a debate In
the State senate on the item in the appropviation
bill providing for the borrowing
of $."0,000 to be placed nt
disposal of the governor for prohibition
enforcement, one of the senators
?aid something about this being the
last time some ci~ the senators would
I represent their people, judging from
the way they were voting on certain
measures. In the course of a speech
following this remark Senator Johnsione
"I don't know that I shall present
myself before the people of Newberry
county for the renewed privilege of sit
ting in this seat but tfM do I shall go
i before them with no broken promises
A ?none whatever. I made the people
^ of that county three distinct promises.
T promised them that I would give
them.the best service that I was ca
pable of. 1 have sought to do that.
1 promised them that I would bcnave
my self -that is, that 1 would keep such
company as would not make them
ashamed of their representative, l
have tried to i nihil that promise. And
I promised them that 1 would maV
some mistakes, and doubtless tave
made :hom, but in voting for this ap.
. ""' i.Hinti nf und I kr iw that J
pi lativ/ii *. Y - V , V V W * -
am not making a mistake and that
they will not hold me responsible for
a mistake in this vote."
A syluin A ppropriation.
Chief Justice Kugone 15. Gary.
the supreme couit. has called a spe
cial session of the court to be held 01
March 14 to pass upon the siatas o
the a'.eniMed to be appro
priaied by the legislature for repairs
at the Stat*.- hospital for the insane
tiiis year. Tin- amount was appropriated
a 1 right b\ ihe house and b.
tlie seriate, but the free conference
committee in adjusting the differenc-?
between tie house and senate as H
the manner of appropriating it. .-o ato
provide that unit should be hor'
owed in addition, f necessary, ail* e
to appropriate the $100,000 directly
although intending to do so.
The attorney general was asked by
the comptroller general for a ruling
upon the item and held that there was
giave doubt as to the amount being apmo
tf a*? n*il] Kn fncto."]
ij upi ictivu. lilt* iitaiin ia t 01 ?.vj
n the original jurisdiction of the supreme
court, the board of regents being
represented by Solicitor Cobb, of
the Columbia circuit, and the comptroller
general by the attorney gen:
The free coi:l ere nee committee,
which had the adjustment of the differences
between the house and senate
on the appropriation bill, in
charge, was composed of three senators
and :hree ' ^preventatives. Among
thnn were Senators Cliristensen,
chairman of the senate finance com
mittee; Senator .Johnstone c* Newberry,
and Representative Liles, chairman
of the ways and means committer o!
Snator McUuirin Confers With
Senator -Ino. L. McLaurin, State
warehouse commissioner, has been in
Washington during the past several
days, where he conferred with members
nf federal reserve*board. 'We went
lYc/m Washington to New Work. He
is already looking forward to the
financing of the next season's cotton
crop, and information received in Columbia
is that his interviews wi'h government
officials and financiers hav?
been entirely satisfactory.
.Tnn K Anil
County Medical Society.
Regular meeting of the Newberry
County iMedical Society in Dr. Pelham's
office. Friday afternoon March
10, at 3 o'clock.
Paper, "ine use ana adusc oi Antiseptics."
by Dr. J. J. Dominick.
Paper. "Scarlet Fever," by Dr. W.
Dr. .1. L. T. Bailey. Clinton, coun
cillcr cf the Third Medical district,
will be present.
Bring your society dues.
.1X0. B. SETZLER,
The story hinges 011 the custom In a
? ?-? ?* /-? V /v1.? v* /I t li ?> t tlin rvTr1_
at'L iiuII Ui i ui tu r^ugiaiiu, iaai uiv ^
est daughter wear a pair of green
stockings ai the wedding of her youngor
sister. Celiaa Faradaay had already
conned a pair at marriage of Madge,
ai d when Phyliss, her youngest sister,
shows symptoms of being engaged, it
creates a disturbance in the Faradiy
household. Celia plans to aid Phyliss
by claiming she is engaged to a fictitious
Col. Smith, with his regiment in
Somaili'/.id. After i\ght months o'
letter writing sne causes a notice to oe
published in the paper of the death of
Col. Smith. Later Celia is perturbed
by the appearance of Col. Vavassour,
who claims to have been a friend of
Col. Smith's. Col. Vavassour and Celia
fall in love and he discloses his identity
to be the iCol. Smith to whom she
was supposed to have been engaged.
This will be given at the opera
house on Thursday, March 9.
The writer thinks it would be a good
idea for the Newberry supervisor to
send a sergeant over to take lessons under
Sergeant Snelgrove on laying off
and lining up roads?Pleasant Grove ca
Sounds Note 01
! The Farms
President John M. Kinard /
g/ Growing on the Farrr.
and Not Depend A
TO THE FARMERS OF NEWBERRY
Tile policy 01 the world today is
preparedness. Xoi only in t'nofe countries
that are gripping each others
throat in the deadly combat of war.
but in our own threat country, we are
being shaken from center o ci cun.fcrcnce
with this thought, and the necessity
I or it. Not with a view 10 war
but for (lie purpose of maintaining
peace, contentment and prosperity.
Our economic conditions, certain^
in the South, whe e we rely so muc1'.
on . our one crop system?cotton?ibeing
weighed in Jie balance, if om
farmers are not forward-looking men
disastrous results will certainly fo1low.
We have sca cely emerged fro:r,
the liideoi > recollections and woo u'
effects of iix and sc. en cents cotton
which almost bankrun-^d the South
'ess than 18 montns ago.
With preparations and activities
now pointing in no unmistakable way
to an early recurrence of financial depredation
which we so recently experienced.
and ought not forget in a
If the foregoing siateim/nts arc true.
What is to hp done? Who is to do it?
Xo one but the Tanner absolutely
lio r?rm?> l\?it -A 1 11 r>t imi nf
acreage in ec.ton?and a tliorough
diversification of all cops. Certainly
io the extent of each and every farmer
growing sufficient food crops to supply
his own needs and requirements,
and some surplus to seii his less fortunate
friends and acquaintances who
cannot grow a living.
Then, too, raising all kinds 6 stock,
for which we are especially adapted on
account of climatic conditions, and our
ability to grow grasses and food stuffs
to maintain them nine months in the
year, and possibly, as a progressive
farmer told me the other day. 12
months in the year, which no other
section of this country can approximate.
In order to successfully accomplish
this, diversification and stock raising it
is necessary to reduce the cotton acreape
from LAST YEAR'S ACREAGE
which will insure a nimunerative
prior next fa'l. and in addition stabilize.
and 1 believe will materially
J nj'.r.ncc ilio price of cotton now being
r Warning to
rs of Newberry
diu es Fc rmers of Necessity
i W.tat the Firm Needs
nolutely on Cotton.
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' c-!d Il'iti.. developed after the plants
ing season is over that the acreage lias
be en increased < ver last year to any j
great extent it would not be surprising
and indeed likely, that the price of
cot;011 will decline to such an extent
that the margin 011 [JORROWFID cotton
will be exhausted and the inability
ol' a great mar.y borrowers to put Jp ]
additional margin will necessitate
dumping this distress cotton on the
nraiket r?j?d which in -urn would read-j
ily } urther reduce its value, which
would no doub. be reflected in The
1 -rice of this year's crop.
If this i:> not a present and future
iicentive for reduction that can be
readily seen, I think somebody needs a
'?.iard:;;ii. 1 I sure lhat less fertilizers
will be used than usual, occasoned
p incipally by the inability of a
treat many to buy on account of the
great advance in prices, ami then, too,
on account of inferior grades obtain;blc
which is generally advanced as
sufficient argument that we can buc
make a small crop regardless of trie
acreage. This argument, to my mini,
is a delusion and" a snare in so far as i
(he price is concerned, as I really believe
that the powers that be (those
v';o ii-m'.m !y m*ke the price!, will devaine
principally frcm the
<]\?.?<\ (Yr!air?Iv un;u it is thorougn"y
demonstrate d that a smaller crop
than the acreage usually justifies has
been made-, which will bp only arter
'he greater rortiou of our next crop
has been so'd and the most needy of
our farmers ha.e been relieved of their
The world, however, has to be
( clothed, and many in the unfortunate
countries now waging 'his relentless
conflict are now in dire need of the
raiment the many looms of the world
are fashioning for them made of our
cotr04 upon which we at present have
a monopoly on account of our much
favored section by nature. Hence. I
do not believe we will make too much
cotton this year, if not in excess 0i
last year's crop to clothe the shivering
and naked of the earth.
I But what I am contending for is to
| do it at a little less acreage, which will
i insure us a living price and preserve
I what we already have in store.
Men of Newberry, and the South
stand up in your might and quit yourselves
liko men. And never again
Building a Goo
With the Com
The Community Fair to be
Exercises For Health Day
Taking Hold in
Prosperity, March 6.?-The Steel
bridge road that is being built by tlie
iilztns and chain gang stood the rain
ir.d heavy iraffic last week perfectly,
This road is being made 30 feet wide
in- the chain gang and private individuals
are putting gravel down.
Three miles of this road is completed1
md about $1,000 has been contributed !
to this work by the citizens and busi- j
:es; men of Prosperity.
Tii- William Lester chapter meets
T:u v. ;y afternoon at 4 o'clock with j
Miss I>ess Howens.
Invitations are out > or "a kitchen I
\ov.crv to be given to the bride-elect, |
\i irv \,\v7.\c Wise, on Tnursdav !
ino noon by Miss Kllen Werts.
\ r. and Mrs. .T. C. Schumpert are1
acrain residents of our town.
Mr and Mrs. A. G. iWise have gone i
to Atlanta, where Mr Wise will buy j
uici'a; r car cf mules.
M!.-s F.es-aie Loo Gibson lias return-:
cd from a visit ?o her sister, Mrs. -fno.!
Trout of Andrews.
Mr. >. . H. Hawkins was a business:
v:sirci?to Columbia last Thursday.
Mr. W. I). Wise of Little Mountain,
spent the weed-end at the Wise ho-j
it I. ;
Mrs. Simon Price of Saluda, is the1
.re : r;. mrs. j, a. Price.
Mrs .f. 15. Kedenbaugh of Pomaria,:
= last vook with ivrs .1. N. Worts.
?i I. . F. K. Sell mil port lias been vis
ling n Afvvocrry.
Mrs. T. L. Wheeler has returned
'rom a sliort visit to Mrs. Dan Wicker
e Mr. L. A. Black is back from New
York and Baltimore where he bought
ft full line of up-to-date spring goods.
Mr. \V. J. Wise spent the week-end
in Columbia. |
Mrs. I. l\V. Stockman of Columbia.;
suem Friday with Mrs. J. B. Stock-;
Ms W. ;T. Gibson is home after
rcverai weeks' stay in Andrews.
Mrs. P. 0. Singley has returned i rom
tliM Columbia Hospital.
Mesriames W. B Harmon ana B. j
Srockman spjent tiic week-end in Sa-1
Mr. and iMrs. Horacc Shealy are I
spending today in Columbia.
Mr. Ray Gibson has returned to Co- j
mnbia. after spending Sunday at
? ? ? - -a i
(Mr. and Mrs. J. B. StocKman anu j
Mrs. A. X. Crosson spent Monday in |
The Community Fair association |
ret Saturday and the committee pre- j
complain and whine over your unfortunate
circumstances and conditions,
that jiO one on earth is primarily responsible
for but yourselves. I have
an abiding faith in the courage, pat- !
notism and worthiness the people j
:f this county, State and Southland, in j
:lieiability to be self reliant, independent
and l.appy if they will but'
wcrk intelligently, scientifically and |
conserve and preserve the wonderful j
resources they possess, and never;
.v.-ain discredit themselves and unborn j
generations by importuning and !
rying for help, in an hour ci' distress |
that they largely manufacture them-'
selves, by buying everything they con- j
sume out of a so-called money crop |
(cotton), that only pays about one-half i
of the liability?when they can grow
what they consume?and have their
cottori crop as a profit to educate their
children, beautify their houses, and ,
drive dull care and want fTom their j
This advice, if it is worth anything, |
is written primarily for the benefit and ,
guidance of the farmers and business j
men of Newberry county, however, I j
believe it equally applies to tb<> cot-'
I am persuaded, if the I armere j
of Xewberry county, to whom this is :
written primarily will observe this,
whether others do or not. we will have
;n a few years the most prosperous -and
"ontented people in South Carolina.
Jno. M. Kinard.
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liCiU III IIUUCIIIVCI U^CtiUl
'?The Community Spirit
All Good Work.
sentcd the prize list for tlie fair, which
will be neid .November
Much enthusiasm is being shown and
the prize iist will be printed in pahpmlet
form and distributed to all patrons
in No. 0 and 10 townships.
Miss Maggie Suber of near Newberry,
is the guest of Mrs. Pat Mitchell.
On Thursday aiternoon at 3 o'clock
tkc Ladies Aid society 0. Grace church
meets with IMts. G. D. Bedenbaugh.
The Sorosis was entertained Friday
afternoon by Mrs. 0. S. Miller. The
"Comedy cf Errors" was discussed,
after which a delightful three-course
itmcneon was servea ov naie Kosaiyn
and Francis Miller.
There will be special exercises at
the town hall Friday afternoon, 4
o'clock to observe Health Day. This
meeti is being arranged by committees
from the Literacy Sorosis and the
Parent Teachers' association. This
will take the place of the regular parents'
meeting which would have been
held on next Monday. A prominent *
physician o -'the State will be on hand
to give a lecture and there will be exercises
by the children. A full program
will appear in Friday's paper.
Everybody is invited to this meetins;.
Wo went down to Newberry SaU
| urday evening. Rev. W. R. Bouk|
nii-:ht met us and we were soon in the
Sunday morning w-e went out to
\ Xevv Chape1.. This is the Church d*
: the Herberts, Boulwares, Cannons,
atir? nthor crnnrl npnnlp TTTif dflV WfliS
! one of the coldest of the year and
there was serious illness in the comj
unity. The congregation Tils ?^ali
but ^Icct. ^
.At Silver Street in the schoolnouse
we greeted a tine congregation of very
Interesting people. This service was
! held at 2:30 p. m. The 'Silver Street
j ^ethodiet are going to buy a lot and
build a Church. The town is beautifully
located. It is bound to grow and
Methodism is being planted thers
nnnp tr> snon
Two hours later we were at Trinity.
This is one of the greatest country
Churelies in the entire Upper South
Carolina ConJ'terence. The building
hay been worked over. Several Sun-day
School rooms have been built for organized
classes. The attendance at
the preaching services ordinal j
reaches two hundred and fifty to three
hundred. They support this Church
by the envelope system. They maintain
a good public school. The
rural rmiio mrn! man rnrripe VinndrAd<3
of newspapers through that territory,
some secular, Gome agricultural, and
a good many religious. Brother
Bcnknight had about forty Advocates
on ms list. Ana we naa assurance
that fifteen or twenty new ones would
be added?Southern Christain Advocate.
<? COTTON MARKET *
4> dewberry. .
*> Cotton llJ4c
^ Cotton seed, per bu 65c &
<3> Prosperity. 4
<S> Cotton ll%c $
Cotton seed, per bu 65c ?
<$> Pomaria. *
Cotton n%c &
Cotton seed, per bu..... 60c ^
$> fYtftrm aocwl -nor Hii 6?>C ^
W- vv~ Dw-, ~ ?
Little Mountain. *
Cotton ll%c ^
*v Cotton seed, per ?u boc ^
^ Cotton. 11%^ ^
Cotton seed, per bu 65c ?