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P ces Se 'el
FEl' A 1912.
t te Money?
Terlr must not infer
a ad of this article
mney has been -lost.
n fme astray, for such
a '. But we call at
av to a contro
th o governor and
T r -r Jennings as to
tou credit for bor
zuse of the State
1! 1 ' n dollars for the
- ov. Blease in his
-Sete to the legisla
S~u~stance said that he
n loan at 3 per
an1d that this rate
- s the lowest at
j ever been se
e . .nce.--Iuring Gov.
;mi4irnistration: that
-n customnary to leave
posit, but inl
a ne was not the
e money was
-*was drawing inter
- a-L then in his
- yie he adds:
ry is a malicious
d wa~s -n effort to
e reit due me in
elear, therefore,
i overnor's point of
h -roured the loan,
e of interest
atr admziinistration
ey. wrxd'3,and that
- :I" money borrowed
nI deposit.
C . Jennings, who
t>reasurer for
i the invitation of
- '4 r. hias oeen
bchi we repro
the Gseneral
s ahe State of South
' ~ . ratefully' ac
- 6 exten'fded to
body in
n. 1911.
r I re
- r~ intrest
n:1d treasur
e- of the
s 6) I addressed
- ;I.to Sev
hadw expressed
the State's
'1 hat* they. sub
the bid sub
- 6 J. P. dat
er of the
P end!''"N ban ..k of CJo
2* n.,ireaur,
u tih Caro
0,000, beg to
be my Imeas*
r ate of :3 per
een h t re amount is
n * . ~ per' cent..
the very
1~~~ -ncrI9
'o)mzlat th aing
~care 0o r whsn dueC Ltak
1,1 your1' I1 checks
o .throuighout1
Smight say
I (Iiin that I have
h n eh as u1.50Oper
P1' '~ some of the
- -.Lo Voinr
1 -
. .
d .',. -~
* Z.~1'ii .
This bid is submitted with the Y
inderstanding that the paper is
:o be delivered to me promptly 'N
[f my bid is accepted.
Yours very truly,
J. P. Matthews,
Cashier. h
On the day fixed, April 17,
the gover-or was absent. Conip- r
troller Generai Jones and I open
ed the bids which had bean filed r
with me. 0
On April 19, the governor. s
comptroller general and I were
in the governor's office, when i
the bid of J. P. Matthews was t
accepted and the contract award t
ed to him to furnish $500,000 at
3 per cent. interest.
On April 20 four notes for
$100,000 each and two notes for t
$50,000 each were prepared in
the following form:
"Under and by virtue of at,
act of the general - assembly of
the State of South Carolina en
titled 'An act to make appropri
ations to meet the ordinary - ex
penses of the State government
for the fiscal year commencing
January 1, 1911. and to provide
for a tax sufficient to defray
"The State of South Carolina
by Cole. L. Blease, governor; R
H. Jennings, treasurer, and A
W. Jones, comptroller general,
on December 31, 1911, promises
to pay to the order of J. P. Mat
thews, the sum of one hundred
thousand dollars, value received
at the Hanover National bank,
in the city of New York, with
interest after date at the rate
3 per cent. per annum.
"In witness whereof, the State
of Sotith Carolina has caused
these presents to be executed by
Cole. L. Blease, governor; R. H.
Jennings, treasurer, and A. W.
Jones, comptroller general, and
the seal of the State to be at
tached the day and year above
I signed these six notes as
treasurer and delivered them to
Mr. J. P. Matthews, cashier,j
who agreed to procure the si::
natures of the governor and t
comptroller general. neither of
whom could be seen at that
time. Mr. Matthews receipted
to me for these notes as follows:
Received of R. H. Jennings',
treasurer of the State of South
Carolina, four notes of $100,000
each and two notes of $50,000.
each, all djated April 20, 1911,
payable December 31,11911, with
interest after date at 3 per cent.
We are to credit the State of
South Carolina with $500,000,'
subject to their check for cur
rent expenses, and it is under
stood that if the State is unable
we are to have renewals paya
ble during the month of Jan ua- 1
ry, 1912.
J. P. Matthews,
In counect ion with the fore- t
going records, I submit the fol- i:
lowing correspondence:
Hion. A. W. Jones, Comptroller e
General, Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: Will you state the
facts in reference to the govern- T
or, comptroller general and
treasurer borrowing $600,000 to
nieet the expenses of the State
government for the year 1911,
as provided in the appropriation
Was any agreement made by v
which the money borrowed was ts
to draw interest while on depus- b2
it? t]
Was any agreement ever v
made during your adnministra- S;
tion where~by 20 per cent. of the s:
money boriowed remained on nl
depositi' Yours truly, e:
R. H1. Jennings, n
State Treas. t<
HIon. RZ. HI. Jennings, State o
Treasurer, Columbia, 8. C. ti
Dear Sir: Replying to your V
letter requesting that I "state e
the facts relative to borrowing ft
500,000 to meet the expenses of a
the State government, as pro- t.
vided in the appropriation act a
1)11, I beg to say that on A pril u
10. 1911. vou submitted t o me it
dhe draft of a letter to several
banksr~, asking for bids to Dlace nl
the loan. On the 17th, the da~y d
fxed for openiing the bids. I at- f(
tended at your off ice. The bids ti
were opened. The governor ft
was absent. The bid of Mr. J.
P. M1atthews. Columbia, was al
the lowest. tOn the 19th, I at
tended at the govecrnor's otlice.
The bids were then placed b)
0ore Gov. Biease. and on my,
:otionl the bid of 31r. 31atthewsX
it 3 ier cent. imerest was a
eted~C There was no agree
nent that the money borrowed(
:as to d:av. interest while on~
i.: sit, and I know of no agee
ent ever bingi1 made that an
rtionsfl of t he moey]Cs b1Orowed si
ours truly, A. W. jones.
Comptroller G'n''
r. J. P. Matthews, Cashier
Palmetto National Bank, Co
lumbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: The governor in
is annual message to the gen
ral assembly, Jan. 9 ultirmO,
nder "Finances" uses the fol
)wing language in reference to
ioney borrowed, to wit:.
"In some instances it has been
ecessary to leave 20 per cent.
n deposit, but in this borrow,
uch was not the case, and
vhile the money is on deposit
Lere, it is drawing interest for
he State, thus further reducing
he net cost of the loan, which
ias not been done heretofore."
In the same message, undei
.economy of my administra
ion," the following language i.
sed: " . . . the low rate ol
terest at which money wa4
)orrowed, the securing of inter
st on this money while on de
sit . . ."
Since the State has adopte
he policy of borro n ing all tht
noney needed annually from
)r through one bank, have yo.
iot handled all such loans, anc
ias it ever been necessary o
as any agreement been mad<
;o leave 20 per cent. on deposit
Was any agreement made b)
xhich money borrowed wouk
raw interest on deposit, and ij
o, with whom?
I request an immediate reply
o this, as I desire to use it in
tatement which I shall makt
o the general assembly.
Yours truly,
R. H. Jennings,
State Treasurer
apt. R. H. Jennings, Stat
Treasurer, Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: Replying to your,
f the 3d, in reference to yom
eneral account with this bank.
eg to advise that there was nc
reement made whereby we
ere pay you interest on yom
~eneral checking account. WE
ave never paid interest on any
f the State's accounts except
ose known as interest bearing
Replying to your second ques
on, beg to advise that we en
eavored to secure for the StatE
e very best rates that could be
Lad, and it has been our pleas
Lre to have received several
The State has never indicated
hat amount of balance would
e kept with us on an average,
Lor have we ever bid on a bal
ne basis, as your requests for
ates did not take up this mat
er, a:. d if such a proposition
iad been made by us, we felt
hat it would debar us from be
ig able to secure the business.
The proceeds of the first notes
iade each year have been paid
ut, as a rule, promptly for pen
ions, and when the second se
ies of notes was made, as a rule
e money was used to pay the
riterest on the State debt.
We have used our very best
iforts every year to serve the
tate to the best of our ability.
Tr isting that this statement
ill cover the matter, we are
Yours very truly,
J. F. Matthews.
Inasmuch as I am the one
ho gave out a statement of
e facts in regard to the money
orrowed in 1911, and to which
ie language of the governor
as doubtless directed when he
id that "Any report or corre
ondence to the contrary is a
alicious falsehood and was an
(fort to rob .ne of the credit due
:e in securing this loan," I beg
)state that the foregoing rec
ds and correspondence sustain
e truth of my statements
hich were made not to claim
redit-because at least once be
re during my administration
d Gov. Ansel's second term,
'ie same amount was borrowed
the same rate of interest and
pon better terms in which cred
was unthought of.
Again, the governcr's state
tent th it the money was on
?posit here drawing interest
)r the State is at variance with
c records submitted. I there
Ie deny the statements in the
vernors message. They are
sol utely without foundation.
Ynry respectfully,
R. H. Jennings,
State Treas.
Who got the money?
bor Infants and Childrn.
he Kind You Hiys Aiways Isugb
It will pay you yo
call on us for anytl
We carry at all tim
Squares, Rugs, Ma
Odd Beds -
Suites -
Sideboards, Wardi
Tables, Kitchen So
be matched. We -
All we ask is a lool
get it.
We appreciate you]
Quality counts in b
Clothing, Shoe
Sole agents for Walk
Sewing Machines, Chase Ci
As a fitting climax of the
great Laymen's Missionary
Convention of the Presbyterians
which closed at Chatanooga on
on the 8th after a three days
session, the financial secretary
reported $39,380 as volentary
contributions to the cause of
missions. The churches of Dur
ham and Wilmington, N. C.
each pledged $10,000, and Mr.
George Watts of Durham, N. C.
personally pledged $5,000 and
and J. T. Lupton, of Cha'ta
nooga, $1,000 for five years.
Is it true as reported in'ithe
press, that there has arisen an
estrangement between the Gov
ernor and the Mayor of Charles
ton? Is is of such a nature and
will it continue for such a length
of time as that the old saying of
the meeting of the governors of
North Carolina and South Caro
lina will b~e applicable-" it's a
long time between- -.
Say, friend, if you can do
nothing better for your town
than leave it, then leavt it. Pull
Notice of Final Settlement and
NOTICE is hereby given. that I wil
make application to J1. B3. Newberry
Esq., Judge of Probate for Pickens counI
ty, in the State of South Carohina, on
the 7th day of March 1912. at 11
o'clock in :he forenoon, or as soon there
after as satid application can be heard,
for leave to make final rettlement of
the estato of W. L. Ellis, decoased
and obtain di~'charge as .Admmistratrix
of said estate.
Feb 8:,1 Mr'. Della Ellis,
Notice to Debtors and Creditors
AI.L Persons holding claims against
the estate of the late W. R. Anders
must present the same duly proven on
or before th-a 1~> day of Yarch 1912, or
be debarred piarment: and all persons
in]Abted to said estate', muet make pry
meut oni or before the abovme date, to
te undersigned
IFeb 8t3 J. P. Anders,
Administa r
tate cf south Carolina,
County of Picken~s.
By J. it. hwbery. Probate Jioe.
to grant them Istternio Adoom-itrr~1onI
f the statt an~d e~ects of Abo lne
Brrle~t Smith.
There ars therefore. so cite ar'd adl
m:oi-'a all and singiir the~ kindred and
c~redtors of the said Abeline. B. Smith
deceased, that they be and appear before
me. in the Court of Probase to be held
at Fickens on the 22nd day of Feb.
1911 next. a fter publicati:mn hereof, at 11
o'clock in the foren~iin, to' show cause,
if any they have. wh-' the said adminis
tration should not be granted.
Given under my handi this 6 day of
Feb. Anno Donmini 1911.
Feb. 8t2 J 13. New bery,
J. P. P. C.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors
ALL Persons holdiing elaims3 against
the estate of the late W. 1L. Illis must
present the ainre duly proven on or be
fore the 7 day of March 191), or be de
bar ed paymueni: andl all per sons indebt
ed to said estate, must make payment
on or before the above date, to the n.
Feb ' 3 Mr s. Della Ellis.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors
ALL Penii'a holding claims,:ainst
tieestate .1f th' 's C('umbusq (Gt~ri
-ut preor; ea-.me duiiy proven On or
ofr he 15~ day of Mi.weh :S'., or be
helur-dl p..ymen ; anid .!l pe~o::s in
ut on or before the abov~e date, to- ;lhe
L Stock Furniture S
and House Furnishings
LMng Imlalried COple, an1d, in fact, everybody, to
ing in the Fi ritir (or House Furishing line.
es the laergest stock of riture, Stoves, Art
ttings and Sewing Machines in the county.
-_ --- -.from $2.00 to $10.00
foom 5.00 to 25.00
- from 3.00 to 10.00
from 15.00 to 75.00
-obes, Hall RLeks, Chairs. Springs, Mattresses
fes and Tables, all styles and prices, that can't
re preparei to prove every statement we make.
Call on us for anything; if we haven't it, we'll
trade, and will treat you right. Remember that
Yours trily,
, Thornley4Co
f, Hats and Gents' Furnishing Goods a Specialty.
-Over Shoes, Hawes Hats, Iron King StoTes, New Home
ty Buggies, Mitchell Wagons and Mitchell Automobiles.
Mfake Woney!
Union, S. 0.
One Hundred Experienced or Inexperienced Perseas to Top, Knit
Loop, Mend and to do Press Room, Finishing Room and General
Hosiery Miii Work. Good Wages. See er Write to : :
J. H. GA UL T, Treas. & Manager
We want you to visit owr Bagi Table,
where we have on dislay many Bargains
in Odds and Ends, such as : . : .
SShoes, Overalls, Blankets, Pants 9
~Lap robes, and Many Other Articles E
Cabbage Plants
We4 hav\e the Sal.e of the Famous Carolina
grown ,
"Frost-Proof" Cabbage Plants
TIhiese planits ar e grown in open air, near
salt watder. 'y >. L. Sands Co., of Ran
towles, S. C., undler the special supervision of
-a skilled plant grower, and it is solely on ac
count of the elimnatic location of their farm and
continuous wind blowing in from the ocean, 2
preventing heavy white frost from formingr in
the wxinter, i hat they are ab- to p)roduce a
We have contracted with the Sandt' peo
ple for a large quianitity of these plants, and(l
wvill be in position to suipply your demand.
W\e solicit the patroniage of ma~rket gard~e
niers and others desi ring large quantitities. G;et
our1 prices before ordering from elsewhere. J
We ma~ke a specialty of supplying the geni
oral public with plants for home~ gardening.
D~rop inl and( seei 11s when in nee1ld of plant..
About F
Dr. Brackett told the writer
Com1i dg up on the train from Co
iliimia last spring that fish aJ
an aniuioniate lastedlonger than
any amnioniate used in fertili
zer. We have always been
heav, users of .fish, but since
Dr. Arackett told us that, we
have more than doubled the
amount. Fish is the most ex
pensive aninioniate put in fer
tilizer. Some manufacturers
don't use it at all, and we prob
ably use more per ton than any
copi!any in business. In the
fertilizer you mix at home, you
get only the, ammonia from cot
ten seed meal. In the mixed fer
tilizer you get from us the am
monia is derived from nitrate of
soda, sulphate of ammonia,
high grade blood, cotton seed
meal, tankage and fish scrap.
You then have three different
kinds of ammoniates-animal,
vev etable and mineral. These
different ammoniates last differ
ent lengths of time in the soil.
Nitrate of soda acts quickest
and exhausts quickest, sulphate
of ammonia comes next, blood
and cotton seed meal next, tank
ake a little later because it is a
coarser grain, and fish,. crap last
and lasts longer than any.
As one of these exhausts, the
other comes in. So that by this
combination os ammoniates we
are making fertilizer that feeds
and nourishes the crop from the
time it sprouts, all through the
workinz season, all through the
laying-by season and until the
plant is matured and the crop
ready to be gathered. This is a
complete fertilizer.
Now, a fertilizer with an am
moniate that is derived from
cotton seed meal only, makes a
pretty fertilizer and does first
rate while it lasts.
The only trouble is that cotton
seed meal exhausts and is done
with its work by the time the
cotton begins to fruit, just the
time when the plant needs more
plant food, more ammonia, the
ammoniate is exhausted and
the plant sheds il fruit. And
that cuts your crop. There was
less home mixed fertilizer used
in 1911 than any year within1
our knowledge, and it is a well
known fact that cotton shed less
in the year 1911 than any year1
within our knowledge, and the
cotton crop of 1911 was the big
gest this country has ever seen.
Cotton tertilized with home
mixed guano always sheds like
rips in the fruiting season. And
cotton fertilized with a fertilizer
ontaining much fish sheds less
than any other, and then home
mixed fertilizer is not mixed as
:horoughly and completely as
h1e fertilizer we make. You
:ould mix it as well as we do if
you wore equipped as we are
mnd had the exrerienced help toi
mlx it, but you are not equippedi
mnd it won't pay you to equip
to mix fertilizer for one farm.
t pays us because we mix fer
ilizer for from 4,000 to 6,000i
Now, to show you that home
nixed fertilizer is not mixed
horoughly, completely and reg- t
ilarly, take a sample of your1
~iome mixed from different parts<
>f it, and have them analyzed,
mnd you will find no two analy- 3
~es alike. Your fertilizer does I
aot run regular, and it can't un- e
ess it is thoroughly mixed, your
rops will not be fertilized regu- 1
arly and so they wiil not be reg
ilar. You all know that it is t
~he regular crop of cotton that I
urns off the best crops. In a I
ield fertilized with your home t
nixed you will have some good
~nd some inferior cotton, show- ~
ng that you have some good 8
~nd some inferior fertilizer.
Two men were dining. One ~
~omplained to the other that the ~
ther that the egg he was eating a
ras certainly not sound. The P
ther insisted that parts of it b
ere splendid, and that is ?ust a
he way with home mixed fer
ilizer. In the last few years
~rop contests of all sorts have
een frequent and popular.
We have never heard of a U
nan taking the prize in a crop*
~ontest who used home mixed
~ertilizer. And we never have
eiard of a mian going into a con
est relying on home mixed fer- b
ilizer. In such contests he al
ays gets the regularly mized
~oods from the factory, because
e knoi's it is better. Does it
ot stand to reason that a ferti
zer manufacturer who is thor- e
~ughly equipped with machin- n
ry to do mixing and has thor- u
~ughly experienced men, whose y
eputations, business standings r
nd salaries Pepend upon their "
fixing the goods properly, does a
: not stand to reason that the
~oods mixed and manipulated of
y them will be better than the nu
oods mixed and manipulated
y the negro tenant who is per- a
aps not over zealous with his ai
ork nor over conscientious in
e performance of his duties. a
.great deal depends upon the ,
ixer. If you give the same h.
R. Vandiver, Pres. Anderson,
mate, ial to two cooks one will
iake better bred than the other
and don't you think the one
who makes bread every day in
the year, year after year, and
whose reputation, business
standing and salary depend on
his doing it properly, than the
one who makes it a few day in
the spring of the year?
Now, if the home mixer ules
the same material that we do, it
will cost him more than % e ask
for the same analysis and it will
not be mixed as regu
oughly and compo
goods. Last spring
high, and the farmer
he could use the best gral'are
fertilizer, so he dio -no home
mixiug. Now, if it pays to use
the best fertilizer when cotton
is high, it Days still better when
cotton is at its present Drice, be
cause when cotton is cheap it
must be made cheap to afford a
You can make more cotton to
the acre with ready mixed goods
than with home mixed goods
and the more you make to the
acre the cheaper you makd it.
Now, you may get up a home
mixed 8.3.3.. or what you think
is 8.3.3., for $2 a ton less than
our pric. Of this ton of guano
you use 400 pounds to the acre
as most of you do-you ought
to use 800. Using 400 pounds
to the acre, a ton will cover five
acres. Now that is reducing
the cost of your guano 40cts. an
acre. You can tell. riding along
the road, the difference in crops
fertilized with mixed goods, and
those with ready mixed goods.
G0ood-farmers say there must be
at least 300 pounds of seed cot
ton difference in the crop before
it can be noticed riding by. A
ifference of 300 pounds of seed
:otton will make a difference of
[00 pounds of lint cotton. This
extra 100 pounds of lint cotton
will bring you at present prices
between $8 and $10, anp this $9
)r $10 is made at an expense of
10 cents. By withholding this
10c to the acre you decrease
Four income $9 or $10.
Now, we leave it to you, is
~hat good business and good
~arming? The money paid out
by the faimer for fertilizer is
:he best investment he can pos
sibly make. It is the cheapest
mnd only labor you can depend
mn putting in 24 hours a day.
It gets in its work Sundays,
iolidays, rainy days and Satur
lays of 7 days in a week, from
plating to gathering time.
If you use the same material
.n making home mixed fertiliz
ar, it will cost you more than
we ask for ours. The reason
rou make it cheaper is because
we use cotton seed meal only as
a source of ammonia, and' that
s one of the cheapest .ammon
ates used in a manufactured
fertilizer, and it gives ,out just
when it is most needed.
Now, confidentially, you let
he other fellow use the home
nixed, and you buy your ferti
izer from the Anderson Fertili
;er Co., and make crops. Let
he crowd use any fertilizer they
vish, and you use the best you
~an get, for the best is the cheap
st. If you follow the crowd
rou will be as pocr as the crowd
f there is one thing the mixer
hould know, as an aged wash
rwomon observed in mixing
ter bluing, it is mixing guano.
L man who gives his time. and
hought to it ought certainly to
:now more about it than the
egro tenant who mixes a few
ons in the spring of the year.
Now if you wart to make crops, get
be best fcrsilizer. When they are all
bout the sante price get the best-tha
inderson fertilizer. Potaeh is a very
ecessary ingredient in making fert liztr
2 a s001b sack of home mixed you have
bout a peck of kainit and nutriate of
otash together, and it will be "gmposi
le to mix this thoroughly. When you
et our goods ou ges 2001lbs and more
>every sack, s,CO0lb. to every ton. Sul
hate of ammonia will cost you $06.50
ton, spot essb on delivery. Nene 'of
uis is used in-home mixed goods. We
se quite a lot of it in making goods we
.ll for lees than $30 a ton, to maintain
ur record of making the best goods put
i sacks.
Fertilizer ammoniated with riitrate of
>da, sulphate of ammonia, high grade
ood. high grade tanksge, cotton eeed
ieal and fish scrap is much better good
ad will make much better crepe than a
rrtlizer ammoniated a ith cotton seed
ieal only.
You have been charging yoar fertiliz
Sbill to your cetton crop, when as a
iatter of fact you have been using it
rider your corn, pesa, turnips andlevei.
thing else you have planted. You have
sane good crop. of these where you
-ould have made very little without it.
rid oharged all the expense to cotton.
Mr. T. WV. MeCarley tells us that 1-6
his cetton will pay for the zuano used
uder his cotoa.
Mr, J. 5. Fewler says a farmer makes
mistake in trying t: mix his own
Mixing fertiliser at home is p~jretty
eory but it wt-n't work. Perspetual
otlon is a pretsy theory, but it ~ever
a worked.
S. C. D. S.Vhadver
e U .LIS~
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