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New York Bankers Offer to
NOT YET PUBLISHED
Farmers Offered Advance on Kuril
Hale at a Charge (if $1 per Halo for
Grading ami Ifuiiliiiur, llu> Cotton
not to lie Taken from the Channels
of Trade Proposition Hazy.
New York, Nov. 21.?New York
hankers who have been conferring
here for the last few days with rep
resentatives of the Southern Cotton
congress, announced this afternoon
that they had raised a fund of $.".0,
oo(i,(hhi to be placed in the cotton belt
for the purpose of handling the cotton
crop of 1911 and enabling growers to
participate In any rise in the market.
The negotiations were conducted on
behalf of the South by Gov. Kinmet
O'Neal of Alabama; Senator Hailcy
of Texas, who has been advising Iiis !
colleagues as to the legal aspects of
the proposition; B. J. Watson, presi
dent of the permanent Southern cot
ton congress, and commissioner of
agriculture of South Carolina, and
Clarence O. Ousley of Forth Worth,
Texns. reprcsontinng the governor of
The Money Powers.
The bankers who will furnish the
fund according to the statement are
headed by Col. Roberl M. Thompson,
of the brokerage firm of 11. P. Pell
ft Co. of this city. The financial sup
port of several of the strongest banks
in New York has been given to the
The plan proposes to advance the
grower $25 per bale upon his cotton
based on the market value at the time
of the loan. No interest will be paid
upon the loan, the only charge being
$1 per bale, which is regarded as a
legitimate minimum charge for the ex
pense of grading and handling. The
cotton is not held, nor taken from
the channels of trade but is placed at
the best advantage. The grower is
given the right to designate the day
of sab; prior to January 1, 1913, and
will participate in any advance in
price to the extent of three-fourths of
the rice of the market.
Details Not Arranged.
Details of the plan are yet to be
worked out. It has been decided,
however, to place the funds through
the State committees named by the
governor or commissioner of agricul
ture of a State, and these committees
shall be empowered to sell when cot
ton reaches 11! cents and compelled to
sell when it reached 13 cents regard
less of advice from the growers, Pro
vision against any violation of the
Sherman ant,-trust law is contained it,
"Of course," reads the statement,
"everything depends upon the accept
ance of the plan by the individual
farmer In connection with his pledge
to reduce acreage the coming year."
Following is the announcement of
the plan, issued after today's confer
The \ unounccniont,
"The nhnounccmCnl was made here
today following the conference thai
have been in progress for several
days between prominent bankers of
New York and leading representatives
of the South such as GOV. O'Neal of
Alabama, Clarence Ousley, represent
ing Gov. Colqult, of Texas and E, J.
Watson, president of the permanent
Southern Cotton congress and com
missioner of agriculture of South
Carolina, that a proposition has been
presented to these gentlemen, repre
senting respectively the governors'
conference and the cotton congress,
composed of producers and business
men and bankers of the South, which
means the placing in the cotton belt
States of about $.*>0,000,000 Immediate
ly for the handling of tho cotton crop
"In Other works, the proposition is
to give tho farmer $25 per hale ad
vance on his cotton without interest,
charging him only *l per bale to cov
er expenses of grading and banllng,
letting him turn over the cotton to
tho holders, who wilt advance him
$2.1 per bale and give him the oppor
tunity to designate tho dato of tho
sale prior to January I, 1913, and to
participate In any advance In price
to the extent of three fourths of the
rise in the market.
"It is calculated that by the pres
ent ordinal s holding plan the farmer
1,,'it'H all the chances of the rise in
the market. By this plan he takes no
more chance than ho did before and
has every opportunity of maximum
price in a rising market, and saving
the losses sustained by damage and
by loss of weight und warehousing
"Provision Is made against anv ap
parent viol.-lion of the Sherman anti
trust law i;i that each committee
nniiu d by the governor or commis
sioner of agriculture of each State has
power to name tl o day of sale If cot
ton reaches I- or 13 cents, which ac
cording to the testimony gathered
!,:\< s only a close legitimate profit on
the cosl of production.
"Of course everything depends on
the acceptance of the plan by the in
dividual farmer in connection with his
pledge to reduce acreage the coming
year. Individual farmer alone can
make success possible.
Bunkers Behind it.
"The undertaking is fathered by
a number of hankers of whom Col. R.
M. Thompson is tie head. The com
milteemen here have been offered as
suran es from some of the strongest
hanks in the city of a thorough bach
ing of these already strong interests.
"These gentlemen lore, as well ;is
President Bar/ett of the National
Farmers' union consider the plan ac
ceptable to the growers, and they are
tonight returning to their respective
States to present it to their people,
and if it he agreeable to the pro
ducers to put it into immediate opera
"Senator Bailey has been advising
as to the legal aspect of the proposi
The Orphans und Thank Sgl ring.
In view of the fact that Thanksgiv
ing day or the Sunday following, is
the only church collection, recom
mended hy the Synods of South Caro
lina, Georgia and Florida to he taken
upfor their orphans. the following
items in regard to the Thomwell Or
phanage, which is owned hy the three
Synods aforesaid, may he of interest
to the readers of this paper.
The Thorn well Home and School for
orphanage was founded in 1876. Its
one building has increased to twenty
and each cottage will give a home to
twenty pupils more or less. In iss",
the school was so graded as to cover
fourteen years, ami in 1892 a Techlncal
department was added, so that the
boys might he taught Rome useful
trade. This education is given entirely
free to deserving orphans of any de
nomination and from any part of our
country. .Near a thousand youths have
been under its influence and enjoyed
its training. The provision for the
support, education and other expens
es of these children. (2G5 now with
us i i.< derived from personal donations
of interested persons, or from Church
and Sunday School collections.
The Thornwoll Orphanage is located
in Clinton. So. Ca. Xo surrender of
children to its guardianship is requir
ed of relatives. Pupil;' may leave at
their own choice if they do nol wish
to remain, Children are not given
out to service. The only business of
the In.StltptiOll is to leach and train
them, (.ills may he s< lit to Kev. Win.
I'. Jacobs, President, Clinton, s. C.
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case of SKIN OP SCALP ERUPTION.
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A BOLD ROBBERY
ON COAST LINE
I,one Robber Holds up Kailwnj Postal
Clerk and Takes Iluult Sums of Mon
A masked white man robbed the ?
mail coach on Atlantic Coast Lino
train No. 55 Friday night about 11:25
o'clock between the block ofllCO at
Roystcr, just south of Coumbln and
Lowe:- street, the southern boundary!
of tn.> cflv Tbn rnhhor In Id II I,. I
Meredith, the mail cb'ik, and Ids ne
gro helper, U, S. Dreher, at the point
of a pistol and took possession of the
i registered mail. Then he pulled on the
[emergency brake and leaped oft tho
train just before it reached the cross
lag tit the corner of Whulcy and
Sumter st roi ts.
It is impossible to state the value
of the registered packag s gotten by
the robber, but it is believed that j
they an- worth thousands of dollars.
For boldness and daring, the rob
bery of Atlantic Coast train No. .">">
within a mile of tho Stnt/e bouse
equals anything in ti e annals of train
Rcgistt red Mall III Pouch?
When trahi No. da hi C?olumhln
from Wilmington, N. ('., at 11: It) p. in.
reached the block ofllec at Roystor it
was running 11 minutes Inte. Mr.
Meredith, tho mail clerk, had just
finished putting the r glstered mail
packages in a pouch in readiness to
carry them to tht ::..?il transfer olllcc
tit the union station. I. 1). Minnie,
the conductor of train No. got oil'
to register tit the block office and
then signaled bis train ahead.
Soon after the train began to move,
a masked man threw open the front
door of the mail car. the second from
the engine, stuck a pistol in the
mail clerk's lace and demanded the
"Give them to me," he said, "and
be quick about it or your head will
have a hole through it!"
Hacked Out at Ooor.
After he got possession of the
pouch containing the registered mail,
he sorted over the packages taking the
most valuable ones and leaving a
few which contained only merchan
dise, all the while backing toward the
door by which he bad entered.
While he was preparing to make
his exit, Dreher, the negro assistant
to the mail clerk, moved and the
robber shifted bis gun on him, and
demanded that be bob! up Iiis hands.
Then the robber seized the cord gov
erning tho emergency brake and
pulled it. In less than a minute the
train, which was moving slowly,
came to a stop just at the corner of
Whaley and Sunter streets. As soon
as it began to slacken speed the
masked man jumped back, slammed
the door and made off.
Conductor Mlnnls was in the third
car from the engine when Mr. Mere
dith rushed in and told hint that a
masked man had held up the train
and taken the registered mail.
Tho train pulled on into the union '
station, where the rphbcrj was com
municated to the police by telephone.
They In turn telephoned to the peni
tentiary for bloodhound's, and In less
than half an boar after the. affair tin-I
dogs were on the spol where tho rob
her is supposed to have |< ap< d off
the train. They fail .1 to strike a
If. I.. Meredith of Wilmington, the
mail clerk. Is positive tli .t the masked
robber who held him up is a white
man. lb' noticed his hands: and his
nose and eyes, which were not cov
ered by tho mask.
The coolness and deliberation dis
played by the robber suggests that he
is an old hand at his trade. His
knowledge of the registered mail and
the emergency brake also po to prove
thai be was no amateur.
Ho is described by those who saw
him as a man of medium height, rath
er frail, with dark hair and probably
Conductor M In Ills is positive that
not more than live minutes elapsed
after he signaled his train ahead at
Itoystor before Mr. Meredith came to
him in the third coach ami told him
that he had been hold up. Conductor
Mlnnls and Mr. Meredith both stopped
For sore throat thoro Is positively.
no remedy thai will r. Ill \ ->o
quickly and cure permanently Hie I
most nggrevalcd case, as Blood hie
Kb. umntlc Liniment.
1.aureus Drug Co , l.auren -, S. C |
TWO HOYS BURNED.
Returned from Abbeville and Weal to
Room After Carelessly Throwing
a Match on Floor.
Abbeville, Nov. 22.?Two IG-yenr
oid hoys were burned to death In a
lire Which last night destroyed
the home of Walter B. Wilson, a
young tanner of Lebanon, about six
miles from here Mr. Wilson and his
three youngest children wen" nsleop
Ing down stairs, when one of the
youngest hoys discovered thai the
house was on lire and woke his father.
Th ?? fO'.ll gol OUt all right, and then
Mr. W?sni attempted to go upstairs
to wake his son. Brooks, and a
neighbor, Joseph Sherard, who was!
spending the night with tho Wilson
hoys. I3ul the steps were on lire, und
he could not go up. Mr. Wilson tried:
to wake them hy tin-owing rocks in
to their room through the windows,
hut tiny must have been suffocated
by the smoko, for it seems they
novi r got out of bed, as" their
charred bodies were found side by
si.le under the bed spring when the
lire had spent tesclf.
The origin of the lire, of course,
cannot he known, hut it is supposed
that the hoys dropped a match in the
hall or on the stairs as they wi lit to
their room about midnight, efter re
turning home from a show here, and
this set the house on lire, as the hall
was aboul to rail in when the occu
pants downstair were awakened.
An na sd lady recently contrihuted to
the Brooklyn Citizen this description
of a New England Thanksgiving three
quarters of a century ugo, when lifo
was simpler and saner than today:
Tho house was cleaned from tho
roof to tho cellar the week before, as
Thanksgiving in New England was n
greater holiday than Christmas or New
Year's nnd It must be observed by
everybody. Tho bouse wns full of nice
odors. One day It was mlnco pie nnd
fried cakes, then it would be sweet
pickles nnd election cake, then pump
kin pies?my sister Fersls counted ten
In n row?then plum pudding and
Wednesday night a chicken pie that
would almost crowd the top of tho
oven nnd would come on to the table?
a piece of it, I mean, warmed ui>?
every Sunday till the next year. It
held the plumpest chickens and sweet
npplo quarter:! that had been half
dried, and the meat and gravy were
sweet as the apples, ami spices* and
other goodies, nnd all In a large milk
pan. with a Oaky ?Tust at. top and bot
tom a quarter of an Inch thick.
To make that crust I'ersis ami I had
to burn clean corncobs In an iron ket
tle and gather up tho ashes, ami moth
er poured Imt water on them, then
strained the liquid and stirred It into
Some buttermilk, and that made It bub
ble and lizzie Just as soda nowadays.
Thursday morning we were up bright
and early, nnd mother read u chapter
in the Bible. Then we all stood up
while father prayed for us, und I felt
almost like crying, it was so solemn,
but I forgot all over the nice breakfast
und the walk of a mile to the church
and the music nnd the return at noon
to a dinner smoking hot on the table.
Mother had arranged a party for us
that evening, but wo could not wait
for that, so our sleds were brought
out. and we climbed the long hills with
a group of girls and boys ami seated
ourselves, letting one boy ridu with us
on each side lo steer It,
The parlor was all in order. The
tloor was covered with white sand
swept into curves. The woodwork was
n bright blue, white sash curtains m
the windows and a plain stand with
a green haircloth on it am. n largo
Biblo resting on that. Six wooden
Chairs and a stiff backed rocking chaii
composed the furniture of the room.
Stiff and formal as It looked, that was
not the plate for parly or party games.
The next room was for our pleasure
ground. It was large and roomy.
A Eat tier's Venue a nee.
WOUld have fallen on any one who at-;
tacked the son of Peter Bondy, of
South Rockwood, Mich., bur ho was
powerless before attacks of Kidney
trouble. "Doctors Could not help him."
he wrote, "so at last we gave him Elec
tric Hitters and he improved wonder
fully from taking six bottles. Its H?
best Kidney medicine I over saw."
Backache, Tired feeling. Nervousness,
Loss of Appetite, warn of Kidney trou
ble that may cud in dropsy, diabetes*
or Brlght's disease. Beware: Take
Electric Bitters and be safe. Every
bottle guornnteod. fJOc at Lauretls
Drug Co., PultlietlO Drug Co.
?heap, st Mite ol S: '?
CHARLESTON A WESTERN ( AHOI,INA RAILWAY.
Change In Schedules) effective 12:01 a, in. Sunday, Nov. 20, 1911.
Main Line?Spartanburg Division spartanburg Angsta.
X. 15.?Tho following schedule llgures arc published only iik infdrnuitloii
mil not guaranteed.
": I I
II: in p in
7:1.'. a in
I 2 : 2 I
i p in
Lv Augusta Ar
Wood I aw u
Met !orinh l<
(I i ecu \V.I
La lifo rd
Ar Sparlanbtirg Lv
12:10 p in
11 : tn
7 : :.?;
7: .*. I
Lain eus-(.'reein llle.
8:10 p in
'.i: a I
9:30 p in
* .".I and
Lv Laurens Ai
A i t iroom ilb
8:20 :< in
7:00 a in
are daily except Sunday.
10:25 l> tu
5: I !i
15 p in
IL': 20 p nt
WILLIAMS. (I. I'. A.,
COLUMBIA, NEWHERRY X LAUREN'S RA'LWAY,
N. H. The following schedule figures are published only
and not guaranteed.
2:12 p m Lv Laurens Ar
:t: 2o Nowborry
5:05 Lv Columbia Ar
5:05 Lv Columbia Ar
6:20 Ar Sumte:- Lv
10:00 P in Ar Charleston Lv
> \ and 55 run solid between Greenville
eept Sunday. These trains stop
r.-3 go to Union Station.
Soini through train.; between Grcenvill
T. C. WHITE
2:12 p in
0:15 a in
at Garvlas St. Station, while
and Charleston via Laurent and
t iencral Passen! A gout.
I I BANK j
MONBY once spent is gone from |
::you, and can only be acquired:
:: again by labor oreffort, but money:
:in the bank will work for you day:
::and night till it reaches the point
:: where it even doubles itself. Time
passes rapidly and money in the
ibank grows all the time.