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PROBLEM UP TO BANKERS
President Wilson Places Cotton Situ,
ation Squarely up to the Southern
Columbia.-"The president feels that
the whole maintenanco of the cotton
situation depends directly and inne
diately upon the southern bankers and
they have themselves to blame if it
Loes not come out satisfactorily," says
J. P. Tumulty, secretary to President
Wilson, in a letter to John L. Mc
Laurin, state warehouse commission
"The president," says the letter,
"has received your letter of Septem
ber 16 and has been greatly interested
In reading it. He asks me to suggest
that you emphasige the letter that he
wrote to Mr. Harding, and which Mr.
Harding read in his speech at Birming
On September 15 Mr. McLaurin
sent the following letter in part to
"You were so generous in the letter
read by Mr. Harding in his Birming
ham speech that I feel that you
should be promptly advised of a sit
uation now pending.
"The quick advance in cotton Is due
primarily more to that letter. and the
statements of Messrs. McAdoo and
Harding than to the admitted short
crop. This will later sustain prices,
it there is no combination of moneyed
interests to force cotton on the mar
"Last spring the New York banks
f-eely loaned 7 cents per pound when
tie market price was much lower than
nfw. The same banks are refusing
to loan over 6 cents. This is a very
shorn crop, and at 10 cents a pound
will i\ot bring what the last crop did
to thet producers.
"The 'tanks of the south are, as a
rule, op sed to lowering the interest
1,te. Th are afraid since your let
ter to com out openly and are work
ing through he New York banks.
"You will serve that the basis of
the trouble is ith the Southern, not
the New York, anks. I do not wish
to stir strife an incite hatred among
out people by lett g it be known what
some of our larg - banks are doing.
I am to address a \mass meeting of
the farmers of Georgia on the 21st in
Atlanta, where this matter will be un
der discussion and desire to be as
conservative as possible.
"To some extent I have the ear of
the cotton planters and feel the re.
sponsibility. If you will advise me,
marking your letter 'personal,' I
promise not to use what you say ex
cept for my personal guidance. .
While we made this crop at less cost
than the 1914 crop, it is so short that
at 12 cents we will barely break
"It is a shortsighted policy, because
this crop will be about 5,500,000 bales
under 1914, and if it does not show
a profit to the producers, the 1916
crop will be curtailed to where manu.
facturers will not have the raw ma
terial to supply their spindles.
Champion Cc's:on Picker.
S'wanse,.John Rowell, who lives
ebout four miles south of Swansea,
4bas a son who 'perhaps has ecli-psed
4any cotton picker yet in the state.
~Some time ago he told his father that
he could pick 600 pounds of cotton in
lone day. Somne time ago he picked
~324 pounds before noon but was so
tfatigued that he could not work in
the afternoon, but one day recently
4after an all-day effort lie picked 601
pounds. This boy. Ry'an, is only 15
yeoars old and of slight build.
Prices paid for c'otton, cotton seed,
corn, wheat, oats, peas. etc., on the
different markets in South Carolina
during the past week:
Ahhevlloe-Cotton, 10%jc; cor-n, $1 bit;
wheat, $1.25 biu; oats, 75c bu; rye, $1.40
Allendale-Cotton, 10%c; corn, $1 hu;
oats, 65c but; rye, $2 but; pe, $1 bu;
butter, 30c Ih; eggs. 20c doz.
.4 Helton--Cotton, 10%c; corn, $1 hu'
,wheat, $1.25 hu; oats, 65c hut; r'ye. $1.-40
bu; )eas, 1.25 bu; butter, 25c Ib; eggs,
Bamberg-Corn, $1 bu: wheat, $1.25 bu;
oats. 65c but; butter, 25c Ib; eggs, 20c
Charleston-Cotton, 10%e; buttter, 20c
i. b- eggs, 21e dos.
Edgefleld-Cotton,. 10%e; corn, $1 hu;
wheat, 1.50 hu; oats, uae bit; peas, $1.75
,bu; butte-, 25c Ib; eggs, 20c doz.
DZarlington-C~orn, $1.10 biu; wvheat. $1.05
hu; oats. 65c hit: i-ye. $2 bhu; peass, $2 hu.
Fort Mill-Cotton. 10%c; coirn. $1.10
wheat, $1 but; oats. 60c hui; rye, $1.25 hut;
.peas, $1.40 hui; butter, 20c Ih; eggs, 25e
Honea Path-Cotton, 10%yc.; corn, $1 bit:
wheat, $1.25 hu; oats, 75c bu; i-ye. $1.25
bi'; paa $1 bu; butter, 20c Ib; eggs. 22c
Jonesvillle-Cotton, I1%c; corn, $1 hu;
.wheat, $1.10 hu; oats. S5c hit; ry-e, $1.20
biu; peas, $1.50 biu; buttot-, 20c Ib; eggs,
Lancaster-Cotton, 10%c; cot-t, $1 1hu;
,whent, $1 hut; onts. 55c hit; r-ye, 1.35 hut;
1ens, $1.25 bit; bittter, 25c 1b; eggs, 25c
Orangebunrg-- Cotton, 10%tc; cotrn. $1 hu;:
wheat, $1 hun; otits, 65c bu; rye, $1.25 hit;
,pens. $1.55 hu.
Ridgelanel-Cottlon, I1%c: butter, 25c
Ib: eggs, 20c doz.
Walt erhor-o-Cotton, 10%'c; cron, $1 ho;
Lats, 80c ho; peas, $1.25 hu; bittter, 25c
b; eggs. 17e d1oz.
Winnshtoo-Cotton. 1014e; corn, $1 hu;
Svheat. $1.50 bhtt oats, 65c hu; rye. 1.00
iu; pens. $1.10 bui.
Laur-ons-Jt ter, 2Ce lh;: eggs. 25c dioz.
('amden-itutter. 35c 1h; eggs, 25c d1oz.
Chesterflelud-Ilutter, 25c lb; eggs, 20c
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS ITEMS
N. WV. frooker, of Columbia. recent
ly gave outt a statenent advocating
the consolidation of Lexington and
W. RI. Timmons, secretnry of the
Schamber of commerce, who is also sec
retairy of the York County Fair A sso
elat'ion, is attetnding fairs- in NothI
Caro-lina, Virginia and Tensnessee, rep
resenting the Union fair. the Chester
fair and the York fair, securing
amusements and concessions for these
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of The Home Field, published at Atlanta,
Baptist Convention, for March, 191.5. The
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drive the next eight- I would not exchange a pasworat
* een miles to the like thait for the best city pastoratt
afternoon appoint- intila. nyof urotvr
ment at the second cttre vihaenwhvn 11
c~hurch. At four p.aity111'ohael'cliitie
m. you preach again . 1 1( otii nie ~~toa
to a large and enthu-l
siastic congregation, ThsvecuresInwae
in -h land M any' of ou countr
mie andd prac atfl colyietrepecesgo
paurtes, more than double onh
nonht By thsothy area ing and th
m yu reratera alyaie u to e qahrnutwie
tlike hurc hesrebd
~-~tie(lys hO ~ltl ndThe reenchercs ol neew have
t drve seve nIri
m and ra at
night. By thisitt iu' btimetu
you11( yourahe a'i' ti- Ii;t lirl ii Aiesl ol
Some daysll te wI0.sind~tIi(*~tlt, eteIhr ~ a
howls wherel you01 ydrive, OMal7, tdWer a
slt-t od enog tlosto lthV tWiStYit~l~
bind you wl .11Thenr iiIiOtilt~lrl.a ntle-tui
seltlr mmr whihe ont hsn aentbe ps ralte11m
bl~r-leamsy--- bdown upon yourwot yas II1.1 l
dlgl e oe~d head. o fti wyt u. Ter tIOtl outittilb
iturgtyou wille thinktteu itofi Sti
talin atn o son dalled in r r iaekso i ii ) stii
wellr touget wh1110 orfthrst t iigbeiog l/1 nIS .'i
ld n hel)'e-elceofa 1~tesy- 11coul))d a g ill tre pa chers1111( g t'Od
it pastorates, that thenadoobiohihe
a ltptstnic~ilebeaue t t chuche ar abndnty bl
i-ia aandeatheeipreachersd wougd ned t
I A Glimpse it An Old CountrytChurch
Chorrchkeshand on oarthenavenHil
Ideahahl. i ndrco out
trying('rtoina.plyreHO bmamy pa
tor in theyastor'andiw'lurnce ia
inltnumbtile Itowas of Illivile.'e11<
later. bhfore comig outsoo theiwate
Anhavdoaotpbesnorstoraald ohe tim
htofeart edy--- pr
>ughche-ay ande od Iften mient,
dr sek ther pastour liear." -'k
theste stwonuourcdays, thn ore
emand pray if thei hponmensi
rwessr tofluenc aound brthero
medren an atomoblent ofecnt
>li tsuhisrsermeons, Preety
a tist helpin te bpcauser Patrit W atiigaFi
mei, etupo natio.bTheEntirrFas
congregations and the members are
now talking about enlarging the
hiouse in the noar future.
Last September Dr. J. F. Vines,
Vice- President of the -lomue Mission
Hoard for Soult Carolina, helped me
in a meeting o- several days in a
large tent erected near the building,
where the listening thousands heard
with delight and profit this eloquent
servant. of Uod. At the close of 'the
,meeting forty-four were received Into
the fellowship of the church.
This .year I have had the happy priv
.ilege of baptizing one hundred and
sixteen into the fellowship of my
country and village churches, and dur
ing thirty-eight years I have baptized
more than two thousand into the
The picture herewith, showing a
baptismal scene was taken about six
teen years ago. It shows tihe picture
of the present pastor in the act of
baptizing a young girl, while an entire
family---except one--is in 't.he pool to
gether. They had been members of
another denomination but came to us
requesting baptisi. The member
.ship now is Iwo hundred and thirty
and pay the pastor for once-a-month
[Our cover design shows Brother
Iliot.t on his Sunday 'trip between
churches. It was made on a cold day
.in January. 1915). lie has regularly
been making such journeys of loving
.servo-e for forty-four years. We are
proud of this ploture. whieh speaks
to our universal Baptist heart.-Editor
The ilomze Field. j
My husband and I had just been
married and my small brother-in-law
overheard his mother refer to me as
"my (laughter-in-law." A short time
after that the little fellow visited me
in my new home, and upon sending
hin to the store the groceryman, see
log he was a stranger, said: "Well, lit
tle boy, I have never seen you before.
lbo you live In this neighborhood?"
"No, sir," said the child, "but my
daughter-in-law lives across the
street and I am visiting her."
The habit of never being whippel,
of always keeping up the fight-that is
the quality of the great leader. The
man who never admits defeat is the
man the world has to take into ac
count. Time and again the foes he is
fighting may think they have him
lown. )lut before they know it he is
on his feet sounding the advance. Such
a man molds events. Ile helps create
the new heavens and the new earth
of the prophet's vision. A mighty
force of the universe is the unconquer
Valuable Oak Carvings.
In the vaultn of St. Paul's cathedral
in London is stored away a rich store
of priceless oak carving, part of which
was originally in the cathedral, and
part removed from city churches
when demolished. A selection of these
relics, consisting mostly of woodwork
placed in the cathedral in the time of
Sir Christopher Wren, has just been
lent to the Geffrye museum of the L.
C. C. Of special interest are a prayer
dek, an overdoor, stall brackets,
trusses, and an oak capital, all beauti
fully carved, together with specimens
of Tijou's ironwork.
T1he judge did not seemi to appreci
ate tihe r'emnarks of the lawyer for the
defense. (Several years before they
had had a light over the question of
Ireligion.) At last thte judlge interr'upt
ed the lawyer andt sid: "Do you not
knmow tha t everything you are saying
is going int one ear' and out the other?"
'The lawyer' turned to him and replied:
"Yiour honor101, what, is to prevent?'
;tf obligaitionis to dtiles towa'frd fau
y~ or coutrty, teach you a more ce'
CsS narriow egoism and leadI you to
what ism evil for others anid for them
oelves. Country and family are iiko
two clr('les drawn within a greater
circlo which contains them both; like
two steps of a ladder without which
yotu could not climb any higher, but
upon which it is forbidden you to
itaty your feet.--Mazzini.
An aeroplanie salutes by dlipping and
rising in the air.
y Whch Cme Fom nothr Deom.