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NEWBERRY, S. C? FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 191.?. TWICI A WIEK, $LS? A YXA*
- I80ARD "DIRECT mbjfr FOR EXLAROEWt AUTHORITY se Commzsszoner Says R:nsr Loaned to CotHon MiBs. I with R. H. Paddiscn, States skipping coraie port of New York, p.ber 23 in The State kddison spoke of the abroad for American I among the belligerlean war, has brought late warehouse com T. McLaurin. some I, inquiring in most th Carolina might nand t~> advantage, is drafted a letter such inquiries, in png other things, advisable that his Iked as to enable direct with for Ireserr.es are ex'and they are otton." r follows: Futures, bur letter of reI to written sevbject, and herelatem-ent given ife published in H>ecember 9, in lln tr> Hip fa ft H| Project their J ' United I I_ |?n vessels gad. Gerwd Japan l| to their felt was to K&ant Hag Kit I took Kg? line of BUis as Ks. The >rtion of k. sTLips is B'ent under ipate the war iome mtry ilson rai ,>e' Uk" fe 1 /ommissionetr ues Statement ( , 1 1 have never been able to see. viiny, ? i- t-> . ?3 j _n ?. u ^ U/%., v. i wnen cmgiana auu an uue omen cuuu' tries in Europe declared a moratorium I the United States should no?x have done the same thing by suspending specie payment. Two hundred million dollars of gold was exported to England in August and September, j This was equivalent to $8(w,000,000 of paper money, enough to tyave bought the entire cotton crop at 10 cents per j round. TV.e reason assigned for doing ! j this was that it would protect American credit, but it seems to me that ! American credit could ha\ e been bet- j i ter guarded by forcing a high price; for our export products tlian by denuding this country o: golwto protect f bonds and stacks in the Bvew York i exchange. It is far more*important ! tta-t our domestic debts, due our own banks and merchants, be met.than that bankers and brokers in New York should receive all til:e aid from * Vv ^ ] n^>YiinictT"3tlAM t r\ Q 1 ri t o i n . Llic 1.CUU1 d I auiliuiioix anvil L V-/ .<.uuimuiu j the price of paper securities... Wade Plan M/sused.' I The Wade plan was "the tub thrown | i to the whale," and instead of helping the producer merely furnishes* a funi for ti:e cotton spinners to bum at reduced prices. I have positivc^nowledge, that instead of lending this j money to -farmers to 'nold their cotton ; ' 1 for an advance, it is being loaned to I the mills to buy at present low values, j I " The only remedy I see is to refuse t aJfj part with our cotton and enlarge ; the powers -conferred upon the Staie | warehouse commissioner u?der thei ! warehouse act so at to permit the ! commissioner to negotiate sales i with the foreign spanners. Their re-'i serves are exhausted and teey are j obliged to have our cotton. I have been watching the situation j ^ very closely and I am satis ied. that it j is not so much the lack of ships as It I ' is taking advantage of the war situa j tion to charge enormous freights and j mai no concerted euon is uemg niaut; | on behalf of the producers of cotton j but tfcat all the efforts have been in favor of the consumers. I see by the market reports that i1 cotton is bringing 25 cents a pound in J Russia, Germany and other countries ! of Europe. They not only have to j; haive the raw material to keep thej mills going, but also to replenish, their reserves. If the farmers will hold | their cotton and reduce their acreage i < ! at least 50 per cent. tfc<ey will ~ have j time to study the situation and then | ; the crop of 1915 will reward them for | their prudence and intelligence. The i; arm is the primary source of wealth j and we should not only practice diver-'; sifieation but, wt'nat is more important, scientific cooperation. Cotton being of general utility should be under gov- j eminent control for the benefit of oro-1 ducer and consumer. Why should a J farmer market his cotton on a grade j < below middling wi.;en it classes above ; middling. 1 , Why should he market seed at $1- i a ton in one town when it is bringing ; i $27 a ton in another place? Why; ^ /*nl J A/\?v\?\wAr</NAr< *-*11 1 1 c< n n n* ^ A ! J SiiLTUiU UUliipi ail mmo anu ? ^ " . I houses make from 50 to 100 per cent, i | on their investments, wfaen :he farmer !, is not getting eno iih out of tlrs crop , to pay for the labor? Why is it that j the mass of cotton farmers are iin- i poverished while the middle people are enriched? The new currency law is arranged or the banks to he'p themselves by I cooperative and scientific helpfulness and we will never be augn: <a?ve hewers of wood and drawers of water until all of the cotton States, througfh. j their legislatures, take control o" acreage and the handling and marketing of tfc-e cro-p. Sincerely, Jno. L. McLaurin, State Warehouse Commissioner. I H/gh Charter Fees. Dun's Review of New York says in ' its issue of December 26: "Onp nf thp features fof the cotton ! aarket) was the demand from Ger-' Kan sources and this was not all on j Speculative account; apparently, Ger-; any considers the staple a bai?gain B present levels and so it is in com lson with the quotations recently . in Bremen. Cf late, spots; that centre have rulo.i as Tiisrh as | . whici'.: is almost twice as high; K:<~ October delivery i- selling here.; That is the' option in which tL.-e for- j signers have been taking most interest.! Other countries, as well, are encour- j acging the importation of cotton into ; Europe and the exports from domestic j ports have shown a gratifying in-1 crease, although the season's ship- j nipntc arp rnn-iiriprahiv Ipsk than half ! - - I as large as those of a year ago. An- | other thing that stands out prominently is the steadiness oi the Southern spot prices; contrary to expectations, sales of Christmas cotton have been a negligible factor and the mar- j kets at the South are tending upward, j Evidently, tl ere is no rush to sell in spite of t< e big crop." Regarding the high rates asked for cargo steamers, Dun's Review says: "Cargo steamers available for load ing up 10 February 1 continue scarce, j The situation is making it difficult for j shippers to cover their orders and. acts as a restriction to chartering in ! all trades. Toonnage continues in urgent demand, particularly -for transAtlantic grain, cotton, timber and gen- j eral cargoes. Rates have reached the j highest point recorded in years. Ship- j rers to the Far East, Australia, New- j Zealand and South America -.re, also, i. ! badiy in need of tonnage. Vessel own- j ers appear to prefer the shorter trans- ! Atlantic voyages at the high rates') prevailing and therefore few boats j arc ton rlcroH fnr tho lnn?pr VOVaSTftS. ! In the sailing vessel market several boats were closed for trans-Atlantic trips with lnmber. Chartering in other trades continues light." Mus/e Kec/tal of >I.s? 3faz/e Dom/nick's Pupils. A delightful affair of the past eek . was the recital gi'ven by the music | pupils of Miss Mazie Dominick at! her heme in College street. The home ! was very attractive witn tne unrisinias decorations of red carnations, poinsettias and holly wreaths. After L'. e rendering of the program, which reflected much credit on the teacher, refreshments were served. The program follows: Melody in F, Rubenstein (arranged for two pianos)?Misses Pauline Fant and Abbie Gaillard. Solfeggietto, Bach?-Miss Abbie Gaillard. First Valse, Durand?Miss Dorothy Taylor. Valse Caprice, Chas. G. iSpross; PiaDo I?Miss Florence Drennon; Piano II?.Miss Mazie Dominick. 'Murmuring Zephyrs, Jensen-Nien?fin-4)fiss Florence Drennon. Pearly Dewdrops, Birbeck?Miss Coiie Blease. Intermezzo, Engelmann?(Miss Cora Mayer. Love Dreams, Brown?Miss Josie Reid. Valse en octaves, iConeone?Miss j Margaret Xeel. Barcarolle (Boat song), Behr?Miss Ruth Harrell. Daisy Chains, Spaulding?Miss Juanita Hitt. Don Juan Minuet. Mozart?IMiss Willie Wherry. Sparkling Eyes, Bert Anthony?Miss Gladys Haivird. Fortunata, Schuler?Miss Vivian Ellis. Golden Butterflies, Zimmermann?j Miss Troxelle Wri^hit. Melody of Love Owith paraphrase | ?econd piano). Engelniann?Misses Saluda Blease and Mazie Dominick. T crmp^ r:idman? Ul C iitU \ ? v- ? ? Miss Pauline Fant. Ham o' Shanter, G. W. Warren? (with accompaniment on second piaon)?Miss Mattie Lou Wicker. Buono Xotte (Good Xight), Ethelbert Xevin?IMiss Harriet Adams. Fantaisie Brilliante :rom "Martha"' Flotow; Piono I?'Miss Marion Earhardt; Piano II?Miss Mazie Dominick. THIOK L01>(iE ELECTS Sflverslreet Fytli/ans to Install Offi cers January o. Silverstreet. Dec. 24.?At the regular meeting of Triune lodge, Xo. 224, Knights of Pythias, the following oficers were elected to serve for on* year: C. (\, J. M. XicTols; V. C., H. R. Senn: P., G. T. Blair; M. of W., W. H. Hendrix; K. of R. and S., M. of E., * ? > '' i ^~ CTT' !W.. 17" Dlm'r YV. A. ASDlli; 1*1. VLW., ?? . J.-. ?Jian , M. A., J. P. Blair; I. G., K. S Stillwell; 0. G.. W. H. Nichols. The lodge, only one year old, is thriving mightily. The installation service will beheld ' Tai.vary -r>. | . 'y 'V <$> <$, <?> ^ ^ <*> -? CO-OPERATIVE COTTON COX- <?> PA> Y. $ <$> <S> y *y <?> '?> <? <$> <?> <$> <?> <$> <$> <$> "$> <$> <s> In compliance with the call of Dr. Wade Stackt.ouse the farmers, mer/itiontc Konlrorc r\f Vftwh^rrV v. uaiuo ui;u i/uuikvi w vt * i v v/v* * ^ county are called to meet in the court house at 12 o'clock Saturday, January 2, 1915, to consider the cotton holding plan of the cooperative cotton com- ] panv with an authorized capital o: j $100,000,000 to be raised by cotton sub ; I scriptio.ns at 10 cents per pound. The operation of the company is to be controlled by the growers of cotton, if they subscribe tfce capital. Subscription blanks and expl^na-1 torv literature will De in nand tor an i who may desire it. j Charles E. Summer, President Newberry County Branch J SoutJ-ern Cotton Corporation. I ? THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY ; i 3Irs. J. I). Qnattlebaum Entertains. >Ianl Christmas Visitors Coining and Go/ng. ! Prosperity, Dec. 30.?:Mr. Herbert! Langford, of Columbia, is spending tnc | holidays wi'Jj. nis parents. He had i as his guests Sunday Messrs W. H. and ; Edward. Mockton and Edward Allen, j of Coiumlbia. Cadet Allen Lester and Dunnigan,! of West Point, are spending several , days days with the former's mother,! :..rs. Rosa Lester. Mrs. I>angford and children have re- I turned to Blythewood after a visit to J Mrs Olin Bot>b. I Misses Ola Harrison and Lena Plum- j er and Mr. Joe Jones, o*[ Columbia,; are visiting Mrs. X. E. Oxner. Mrs. J. B. Stockman ihas as her guest j Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bedenbaugh, o: Saluda. Judge and ;Mrs. J. Fuller Lyon, of | Columbia, spent Christmas with Mr. P. L. Langford. Mr. C. C. Wyche, of Spartanburg, returned home on Sunday after spending several days witl.i his parents, Dr. and 'Mrs .C. T. Wyche. iMiss Isoline Wyche had as her guest Sunday Mr. J. F. Goggans, of Columbia and Miss Sadie Goggans, of Xewberrv. Miss Rebe Langford, of Spartanburg, j visited her parents last week. Messrs. W. E. Black, of Lexington, and Walter Elack, of Donelsonville, Ga., are spending the Christmas holidays with their father Mr. X. L. Black on route Xo. 4. iMisses Marjorie and Julia Luther and Mr. Watson Luther are visiting their grandparents Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Luther. Mr. Vernon Wheeler, of Ridgeway, is spending Christmas here. Mr. and iMrs. Sam Cannon hatve returned to Columbia a.ter a visit to Mrs. M. H. Boozer. z Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Kohn, of Greens boro, X. C., are spending the yuletide season with Mr and Mrs. S. J. Kohn. Mr. Fred Sehumpert, of Baths, S. C., 9 spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. itiixiie St.huinipert. Messrs. Marks Simpson, of Charlotte, and Lillius Simpson, of Kershaw, are visiting their parents Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Simpson. . tMt. J. C. Sehumpert, of Columbia, Sj/eiil ouiiua; iviuu ^ui. a. . ~~ pert. Dr. and Mrs. P. E. Taylor and Mr. Tom Etheridge, of Batesfourg, are the guests pf Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Taylor Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Xabers leave today for a weeks stay to Hickory Grove, 8. C. Mr. Adolphus Roberson, of Laurens, is visiting Mrs. E. P. Kibler. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh, of Pomaria, are visiting Mrs. J. M. Werts On Saturday evening Mrs. J. D. Quattlebaum entertained most charmingly at dinner in honor of her brother iMt. Allen Lester and /his guest Mr. Dunnigan, of West Point. Sligli-Lami). There was a quiet home wading Saturday morning at 8:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Sligh, Highpoint, when their daughter, (Miss Annie, was married to Mr. Charles Lamb of Gains-vilie. Ga., tt':e ceremony being performed by her pastor, Rev. Ed'\v. Falenwider. The young couple Jfft on the 8:^6 train immediately after the ceremony for their home in Gainsville carrying with them tne Note From A. Topic 1 f LATTER GRATIFYING ' TO ALLIED NATIONS! BTERSHADOWS JEWS FIGHTING YARIOrS THEATRES OF THE WAR Advices From East Indicate Tlmt Russians H&Te Again Jlanagec? to Thwrt Germn Invasion of Poland. Jvondon, Oec. 29.?The American note protesting against the British treatment of American commerce and insisting upon an early improvement seemed to overshadow in tine mind of the British public today the news | from the European news, vvnne me l'ote caused no surprise in official circles, it was wholly unexpected by the British public, as there had been vir- J tually no intimation that any friction j had arisen between tll:?e two govern-. ments. Placards posted by the evening papers were given over exclusively to ! the American note and the papers gave it the largest headlines they have i given any news during the past month. Consequently the British people regard tJhis as one of the most impor tant occurrences, of tfce whole war. 'Nothing if the kind since President Cleveland's Venezuelan message has produced such a sensation. May Cause Friction, The first impression o: the public is that the note may create friction and perhaps some unfriendly feeling, although ire newspapers point out that it specifically states tl~at the representations were made in a friendly j sprit. The situation is comparable' a.. o y c. /\ o.t tV>o fimA nf til*? ' I'J Iliac iViiiV/U ai uou uu vuv i?mv w South African war, when neutral sl.'.ip- ! pers began to send cargoes intended for the Transvaal republic to the neu- ! tral port of Delagoa Bay. The Washington note had not reach- ! ed the foreign office late today, but' it could not have been dealt with had j it arrived, as Sir Edward Grey, secretary for foreign affairs, who has been away for tiie Christmas holidays, will ' not return until tomorrow. Even the war news was allotted a secondary place to the note in the1 news columns of t?e papers, although: - i. i that coming from the Kussian iroiu; was -highly graitifyin*; to the allies, j There has been a slackening of the I figh'ting in northern Poland between I the lower Vistula and Pilica rivers, j where the Russians llitav-e captured some German trenches, prisoners and guns?an indication, it is believed j here, that tJ'.:e German frontal attack ; on the army guarding Warsaw has: been definitely checked. In southern Poland the Russians also record some successes while in; Galicia they apparently have inflicted . a defeat on tl.ie Austrians almost as ( serious as that which Emperor Fran-' eis .Joseph's troops sunerea in cei via.. Since their latest offensive com- j menced the Russians have taken 50,000 j Austrian prisoners and captured man.- j guns, according to the Russian official j report, and i\ as was estimated, Aus- j tria had between tJ>.ree and four army j corps on its reentry into Galicia, it j must have lost more than a third of j tihe number in killed, wounded and | prisoners. Muddy roads have prevented the Russians from making the pursuit as - a?---l:? TYiio-Vit "hnvp hpprL eiiecuve a.? n, 1 ui6uV ? Of the (fighting in the West the} French and German reports are in! direct conflict. Tlie French claim to j have occupied the "village of St. J George^, whidhi is on the main road ! between Xieu'port and Bruges and two miles from the former town. On the other hand, the German report says: 'V.V'e have gained some ground near Xieuport." Heavy fighting is taking place in A * - 1 4- ? the Argonne ana on me ui the Meuse. The French report apparently refers to later events than those recorded in Berlin, for Paris tells of the recapture of trenches which the German communication mentions as having been captured by the Germans. | T e French are investing Steinbach in upper Alsace. merica 7rom England I j ?o vawc UUiiLiliUIilCclUlU'Xl ueiw Wil England and Holland is dislocated by the storm and telegraph wires bebetween Hoi Land and Germany have been wrecked in many places. \ With tJ'ae close of the holidays -.lie recruiting boom has recommenced in England, large numbers enlisted today. Approaching Happy Event. Rock Hill Herald ,24tJh. ^ Invitations reading as follows have been received in the city. I Mr. and Mrs. Olin B. Cannon' request the honor of your presence * I at the wedding reception of their Nina Gibson acu Mr. Wilson Caldwell Brown Jr., on the evening of January Sixth. . I Nineteen hundred and fifteen. 1 1603 Johnstone Street Xowberry, South Carolina. Reception hours from seven to hai -l after Ti:e above will be read with interest by a host of friends of the brideto-be, 'who is a young womar of many cnarmmg person? ?ties. >ne is a graduate of Winthrorp col in the class vi 1912 and since he tiduation nas visited the Misse .oddey at Itoddey's and Mrs. W. Cra'wford of tl'nis city and has any friends in this city and coun wh? are interested in the happy rent. The groom is a prominent >ung business man of Newberry. Werts-Lmngrston. PrAcnantv 9^ /?\TiCiC? PorrtA i x uojJv;: nj ) vax * ivz Ray Werts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob L. Werts, and Clyde 3. Livingston were married on Thursday at the . home of the bride's parents in Saluda. Only a few of the relatives and intimate -friends witnessed the event The bride's pastor, the Rev. W. A. Denton, performed the ceremony. After the ceremony delicious courses of salads and sweets were served. The bride, an attractive young woman, takes leaive o. a host of friends interested in her u.appiness. She was an efficient and popular teacher in the public school. Mr. Livingston, son of Charles H. Livingston is a? progres.-. ^ sive and popular young farmer of Lexington county. They will be at home r.ear Gilbert. Church of the Redeemer. (Rev. Edward Fulenwider, pastor.) Xothing preventing, the following will be the programme of divine services at ti'.:e Lutheran 'Church of the Redeemer next Sunday. 11:15 a. m. The regular morning service. Mr. Brent Schaeffer of the Southern Theological Seminary, Columbia, S. C., will preach the sermon. There will be good music. 7:30 p. m. The evening service. The pastor will preach a special New Year's sermon on the subject: "Jonah Aboard the Ship." The subject may seem at first a little strange for a New Year's sermon, but if you will read the first chapter of the boo-k of , Jonah you will find some remarkable lessons. Xo doubt God has plans for all of us each year, but like Jonah we may refuse His leading, but if we do we must pay the cost. Jonah paid his journey in that ship. Tlie devil never fails to collect tfc-e fare. Doing God's work is not making people * * s\ minrV>i+tr + rxl 1 TV01 1 n yU<JI , UUl IL 10 LUC llllolll.J' H/ll yaiu iu the service of Satan that is bringing poive. .y and woe. For example enough is si>ent in the United States in one year for liquor and other unnecessary things to feed and clothe every man woman and child for the year. An attempt will be made in the sermon to present many practical matters that need to be considered by every citizen. 10:15 a. m. The Sunday school meets. All are requested to be on time. * The public is cordially invited to all rh<> services. 0. L. ^chumpert Chapter. The 0. L. Schumpert chapter Children of the Confederacy will meet with Herman Dickert in Caldwell street, on SatuBttfeJanuary 2, lyio, at 4 o'clock r* jHjUrf Rrriet Mayer, Secretarv.