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TOiCSE LIU, SUMBEK 93 V>K v' jEHBEKBY, S. C? FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1916. TWICE A WEEK, *U? A YEA*
L JtAlDlEKS C ALLED TO MAKE
I PLANS TO HOLD COTTON
K President of State Union Issnes Call
to AU Planters to Gatber in Columbia
to iHear Farm Loan Bank LocaWm
<?> The farmers of South Caro- ^
& lina have been called to meet in ^
<!> Columbia on October 25, when <3>
ine ciaims 01 -LoiumDia win >ue
presented for one of the fed
eral farm loan banks. The call
Bp is issued by H. T. Morrison, of <?>
^ jMcClellanville, president of the
State Farmers' union and is 3"
F <s> addressed to the farmers of ^
^ South Carolina, irrespective of
whether they are members of
^ tie Farmers' union. Attention is <?
called to the fact that a large <?
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v aumoer ui lairn ivmu aoowm- - j
! tions have been organized in <^j
r<^ South Carolina, and it is urged j
<& that a delegation be sent from v I
<? each to come before the na- <?;
tional board, which will be in <$ j
& session here that day.
r State Warehouse Commissioner John
L. McL&urin, in a statement given to
The Charleston American tonight, expressed
his gratification in the holding
movement sustained toy the farmers of
SOjuth Carolina in regard to their cotton,
and expressed the hope that they
"would respond to the call of President
Morrison of the State Farmers* union,
and come to Columbia next week dur
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I discussion of matters affecting their
f own interests.
"Those who have been keeping up
x with the situation,* said Senator McLaurin,
"will remember that I made
A the statement at the cotton conference
H in Columbia about a month ago, that
K a holding movement one-tenth th.e size
of the one we inaugurated in 1914
7 would put cotton to 20 cents a pound,
Since that time there have been con
lerences in Memphis, Texas and various
other southern states, and the
(advance of nearly 2 cents a pound has '
> \ demonstrated conclusively that my an* 1
? alysis at the conference here was oorL
rect. It also Shows the possibilities
I that lie before us. No one can esti- *
mate the effect on prices of the in- '
Cation of the currency. Nobody can
tell how high cotton is going. There 1
is only one thing of which we may be
sure, snd that is that it going as
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I much too mgn as 11 nas ever uwu iw
"I "have learned from friends in New
York that efforts are being made to '
get tlie British government to fix a ?
inaximum price on cotton, and let all 1
be purchased by the government. There 1
was a great howl when the farmers 1
5 talked about establishing a minimum ^
price, but they don't seem to think <
^ it is any harm for the government to 1
" " " 5 TVio fonrn. ]
restablisn a maximum yi IV/C. x uw A*- j ers
of the south occupy a very strong J
position at this time, which cannot be
changed toy even the British government.
' Those who have cotton can borrow
money on it, pay their debts, and f&old
the spots. This is one time IV lieu, j
spot cotton is going to dictate uc
price, and when tne price is going to
^ be made on the farm, instead of in
Liverpool. The only thing that I regret
about the situation is that some |
^ Of. our farmers have made almost a j
complete crop failure."
\ "I had a man to tell me this morning
that he would get only two bales
of cotton from a four-horse farm. In
? epetion. and in Adams
my luiuicuiuiv ~ ,
ville township, in Marlboro county, we
have fine crops, but the crops in o'her
T>arts of the county are almost a complete
failure. Marlboro has made a3
m high as 85,000 bales, but this year will
I hardly make over 30,000, and most ot
I this will be in two townships. I wish
n there were some way in which the law
W of compensation could work for those
? fv.rvm bad seasons, have failed to |
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make a crop. A man who has nevei I
grown cotton can never realize what t
sickening thing it is to work all the
year and make no crop. Then, in addition
to that, when you see anothei-J
'man, making a good crop and getting,
NEWBERRY SEEDS NEW JAIL
JPROTRtTION OF PRISONERS
*r A ^ AlS?k AM'4- Sn a*l TAf*V low
Jir. ll> UUpiliflH 111 an iiiu.1 i?/u
With The Herald and New* Says
>'ewbcrry Jail is Antiquated
The Xewberry county jail presents
a more serious fire hazard than any
other jail in South Carolina in the
opinion of A. D. Oliphant, assists
secretary of the State board of charities
and corrections, who has per
sonally inspected for the board .almost
every county jail in the State and who
:has seen reports to the board on
those jails which lie has not yet visited
in person. The representative of
the board, wnich has visitorial and
advisory powers over all the penal
and charitable institutions in the State
spent Tuesdey and Wednesday in Newberry
and while here inspected the
county jail, county almshouse, and the
fhr^p rrnintv chaingsana: camps.
"I do not believe," iMr. Olliphant declared,
that there is a farmer in Newberry
county who would not think a
Very long time before he stabled his
li\estock in a place which was as
liable to catch fire as the Newberry
county jail if he would have the same
difficulty geting them out in case of
fire that the officers -would have in
nrionnorc out of the iail.
The Jail was built before the war foetwen
the Sections. Wood was used
very largely in its interior construction,
even the walls of two of the
prisoner's "cages" being built of this
material. It is threestories high, and
it is necessary to use three stoves to
that the quarters of the prisoners,
third floor tne pipes from the two
stoves in the prisoners' quarters
stretch over half th^ width of the
building to a chimney. This system of j
heating increases the .naturally large
lire hazard tremendously.*
The representative of the hoard of
charities and corrections said, too,
that the quarters of the prisoners'
built long before modern ideas of
sanitation were thought of, were bad
ly lighted, got little or no sunlight
-nd were poorlyj ventilated. The|
floors on the second and third floors i
are so worn and full of cracks that
they cannot be scoured as when water
is poured on them it filters through
the cracks into the sheriff's quarters
on the first floor. This has happened
ilso when one of the flush toilets in
the prisoners' quarters got stopped up
"During the period in which the |
board has finished compiling its record,
an average of 9.4 prisoners a day
were confined in the Newberry county
jail," said Mr. Olliphant. "A very!
targe majority of the prisoners in this
jail, as in every other jail in the
State, were people .who were awaiting
trial and, accordingly, were innocent
in the eyes of the law. Yet they were
forced to stay in this jail in great
danger from fire and a serious risk
to their health. Newberry county
needs and should have a new Jail as
soon as possible."
Mr. Oliphant made it plain that no
county offi-cial was responsible, nor |
should be criticized for the structual
defects in the jail which make the.(
danger from fire\in it gre?at and make
it likewise a menace to the health of
the prisoners confined in it.
Death of Jlr. L. J. Watkins.
Mr. Luther J. Watkins died at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Q. Watkins, near Chappells, of
typhoid fever on Sunday morning, m
two o'clock, he service was conducted
by the Rev. G. R. Pettigrew. He
was twenty-seven years old. Mr.
Watkins had been living in Greenwtod
but took sick while on ^ visit to his
Miss Tessie Hagood is on an extend-(
or*, -vistit to friends in Newberry andj
20 cents a pound, it makes one think I
that Satan ought to have tempted JoI>
to 'curse God and die' in that way.
It is a heap worse than boils.
"The farmers, through the state
warehouse system, are in position to
t;:ke care of Nthemselves as they neveti
were before." I
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?> TKE IDLER
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1 i.ave received the following com^j
munication from a good woman of
^s'ewlerry, and I want first to thank
"her for her kind words about myseif.
It is so seldom that one' who is trying
to do something for the general
weal gets any word of encouragement.
This comes like an oasis in the midst
of a dry and barren desert. I' am:
afraid that our town is not so much'
a sleepy town -as it is a town in the
midst of a noble self satisfaction with
itself?now, I know that is not ex
actly properly stated, t>ut it expresses
two things, satisfaction and selfish- <
ness?well, I am Afraid the trouble
with us is, as I was saying, we are
too well pleased with our noble selves, i
that we do not care to have any one .;
come in and abide with us, and in be
ing in that state we make it impossible
for our young blood to remain. Now. (
if I was fifty or seventy ye.irs younger ]
I believe that I would go to a real <
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live town myseu, ana one mat tuum j
and vouid appreciate, a person who, ,
wanted to ljelp things to move. Now,',
don't misunderstand me, I am not ;
knocking?no, no, I am not a knocker, j
I am a booster, as this good woman j
says. I always feel, j
"If any little word of mine _ j
May make a life the brighter.; 1
If anv little song of mine ]
May make a heart -the lighter,
God help me speak the little word,
And take my bft of singing,
And drop ft on some lonely rale
To set the echoes ringing."
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That's the way I feel about it, and
the hope with which I write, that T
may set the echoes of good will and i
good cheer ringing some where in ]
some soul. But here is tnat leuer:
Newberry, S. C., Oct. 5, 1916.
Dear 5?r: Idler:
I am sending you "a piece" to read
and to use as you may think best in
some of your booster write-ups in The
Herald and News. You have tried ^
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hard to boost .\ewnerry auu i av^c ^
you will yet succeed ip waking up (
"the sleepy old town.''
, The young folks sny "it is a dead
town, too many old people in it." ,
Well, I am old myself, but I am not ,
- 4-%*^ Ttrttrr nrrnnh Tnn
expecting -iu uc m un.
ger, hoping to be called tip higher.
I'AThy not let the1 young folks have the
town and get it on a "modern boom?" 1
Let 'em try their hand, Let 'em "get
things humming on' a regular tare." J
Then if they fail to get up on time
some bright morn and things bust up. 1
then we "antiquated folks'' can pt?h
things through to a ffnfsh. All we
want is to get their ideas and a start, we
have got the push all right. I
hav#> never had "the pleasure of meet
ing you" but I have an idea you are a I'
hard" worker - and not an idler..
At any rate you Have good horse
sense of "the- olden- type" and! I like
your writings and wish you wrelL
Please be sure to publish "the piece"
I: send you for I want it printed, so
I can get a copy for my scrap book.
See! May be some of the knockers
will become boosters, rather than be
classed lower than the rattlesnake,
the hyena, the scorpion and the skunk.
An Old Woman.
Selected for The Herald and News.
"When the Creator had made all the
good and beautiful things in order1
that they might be truly appreciated,
He then made the beasts, reptiles and |
poisonous insects. fvYlhen He had finished.
He bad left over scraps that
were too bad to put in the rattlesnake,
the hyena, the scorpion or the
skunk, so He placed all these together,
covered it with suspicion, wrapped
it with jealously, marked it with a
yellow steak and called it a knocker.
Then as a compensation for this fearI
ful product He took a sunbeam and
| put in it the heart of a child, tee love
of a mother, the brain of a man, wrapped
these in civic pride, covered it
with brotherly love, give it a mask
j of velvet and a grasp of steel and called
it a booster. He made him a lover
of fields and flowers and manly sports,
a believer in equality snd justice. And
ever since the?e two were created,
mortal man has had the privilege of
choosing his associates/'
It is very kind of this good woman
to say tliat she has an idea that'
f am i hard worker and not an idler, j
Wfjii recKon some peopie wouia say
tha'C I am a hard worker, and gome
would say that I do nothing. It is a
pleasure for me to write, and as I
Have said several times, I do it for
tfhe pleasure it is to me 'and not for
lue compensation I receive, because
I do not get enough in monef out of
it, as the old saying is. to keep a jay
bird alive. But if I can say some^
thing that wii^d?: some soul good, and
start a thought in some mind that -will
be helpful, I fcave my reward. You
know, I believe very strongly, as I
have frequently said, in tlie Bible, and
that justice and right will prevail, and
also that bread cast upon: the waters
will return after maaay days. Sometimes,
it is true, it does seem that the
lays <are very many, but then we do
not get the true meaning of the sentiment
if we cast the bread with the expectation
of its return, because that
commercializes the -bread. The nat- J
iral offspring of commercialism is I
iclfishness. That causes the people
to forget the general welfare1 and to
think only of themselves. 'And of the
money they may accumulate. You may
remember what the old poet;. Goldsmith
oatfi nf n land in his 'beau
Lifal little poem on the Deserted Village:
111 fires the land, to hast'ning ills a
Where wealth accumulates, and-men
Prinees and lords may flourish, or may
A .breath can make them, as a
breath has made;
But a bold peasantry, their country's
When once destroyed, can never, be
I do not mean that this is a deserted
village, but we need to hie 'back
;o a little less selfishness and a little
nore concern for our village and the
general welfare. The great need of
.his community as I see it is for more
rooperation .and more public spirit and
nore get-to-gether for the general
jood. The spirit that I am talking
jrbout is expressed in the following
[ knotc my town, and I love my town,
And I want to Tiel# it t>e
k ? mm tn AY#>rv QTlft
it i.vv?u w ?- - w
As it seems to be to me!
l prated my town and I ebeer my
And I try to spread its fame;
find I know what a splendid tbinf;
if wm wmild do the same.
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trust vssj town and. 1 boost my
And I "want to do ray part
To make it a town that all may praise
From the depth of every heart!
[ like my towa and I sing my .own,
And I want my town to grow;
If I knocked my town or I blocked my
That wouldn't be nice, you Know:
I think my town is the very best town
In all the world?to me!
Or if it's not, I want to get out
And try to make it be.
I talk my town and I preich my town,
As I think a fellow should
Who has more at stake than to win
For the love of the common good!
I bet on my town, and I bank on my
And I think it fine to feel? i
When you know your town and you
love your town?
That it's part of your honest zeal!
I'm proud of my town, .1 love my
i.And I want to help it rise?
And that's the way to help a town?i
Not curse it and despise!
How many people do you hear talking
about Newberry like this bard
sings of his town? * mean the peo-.4:
First Real Campaign Day H
Time the First Voting Pe
Qualify by Starting Duri
The names of the ladies who have
been nominated in The Herald and
News' Circulation Campaign, togeth
er with the number of votes that have
been cast for them, which appears in
today's issue no doubt will create unusual
interest, not only among those
who have entered, but the entire community
in which The Herald rand News
An unusual large number of votes
are being sent in by the candidates
themselves,. a? we5I as their friends
during the past few days, and quite a
number of our subscribers have been
clipping: the renewal coupoa and sendeing
in with their remittance requesting
that their -rotes be placed to the
credit of their favorite.
Subscribers are urged to look over
the list of candidates, select their
favorite, and send in with this remittance
requesting the votes to be placed
to the credit of their favorite candidate.
Immediately upon receipt of
this remittance the Campaign Department
will notify the candidate that
tehir subscription; hats been; sent in and
a receipt will me mailed from this
office to subscriber. Subscribers are
also; ursred" to> send iii. their remit
tances at once, as their subscriptions
iow will count for more votes now
thsn any other time during the Campaign.
By casting your vote tor the
.oung ladies who have entered will
ao doubt encourage them and it may
je tiie means of drear securing one
>C the valuable prizes for ^hich thej
Value of ExtfOBcagemeoL.
Encouragement is the greatest factor
towards success. To be successful
one must haye the encouragement
o:* their friends, and good, fellowship
of comrades. A little word of encouragement
has untold effect which
makes the success of the encouragers.
Some people ar.e. critical, tey nature.
A gre?t many times they do not mean
to be, but through habit they have
become so. They mean, to encourage,
their friends, and do so through criticism
and by sending in one or two
Free Voting Coupons. This manner ia
really unfair to the friend whom you
wish to encourage, wmie m-ee vot-i.
ing Coupons count but your years J
subscription will amount to so many
mora votes, ami. will grove a source
of. a more substantial encouragement.
So Mr.. Reader come forth with, the
right sort of encouragement, and they
will go right ahead and succeed,, but
if you will encourage them only by
c whiph is fhft wrone kind,
yi UUliOVU, nM.VM -W w?- w
:hev may hesitate and fall.
T*e First Toting Period.
The first voting period in the Herald
and News -Circulation Campaign will
expire next Saturday, Oct. 21st. Con
sequently we urge cauuuuttica c?j
in every subscription possible by that
date because thev will receive more
pie who live here and who have interests
here? How often do you hear
them saying nice things about the
people of the town? And is it not the
reople who make the town? When
they are saying unkind things of the
people are they not knocking the
town? How many are trying to do
their part to make this really the best
town? You Know sometimes jou
say more against your town <and the
people who live in it by a shrug of
the shoulder or a sarcastic remark
than you can by coming right out
Think on this little poem and on the
questions I have asked and then ask
yourself, "i?V!hat *m I doing to make
my town the very best town." How
many people do you know who are
talking about this town out of which
they are making their living and,
where they have made their money
what this poet says? Think about it
?that is if yoa ever stop long enough
The Idler. |
fill be Saturday, at Which
riod Expires?Many Will
ng the Next Few Days.
votes on the regular scale than they
will receive at any other time hereafter.
Candidates who have not yet
started an active CamDai^n should
lose no time but get busy at once and
send in as many subscriptions as they
possibly can by Saturday and they
are urged to take advantage of the
present extra vote offsr and make every
minute count. 5Ca-ke them to
your advantage, and show your friends ,
that you are willing to co-operats
with t'hem and that yon are determined
to be numbered among the successful
ones >at the dose^of the campaign.
Anyone of the" valuable prizes aro
worm your wane, an mat is required
is a Iittfe energy properly directed
on your part. With your ccKjperation
with the friends who have so
generously Seen voting for y<ju, and
with the assistance this office is willing
to render, you will have no troaBSe
in being' among those who will
''wear the- smzSes that won't come- off"
at the close of this campaign. Remember
one of the most striking features
of this Campaign is the fact .
that every participant who faiis t?
-nr,A nf fVlo roflr 1OT rVTI^.P* 'Will
X t V W Jk V 1/ UUV VI W h V * VJJ AMW r. .?>
positively be awarded a cash prize.
So do not delay another day,, do- wot
be & receptive Candidate. Show your
friends that you; appreciate' tSteir effort?
4>y starting am active Campaign
CoefoT. By doing, so> you will show the
frfeads who nommated. you t&at yoa
are worty of the confidence they bestowed
uponvyou, by selecting yon a3
their favorite and casting their votes,
for you.. If' yooi &o not understand
the details of the Campaign, write,
phone or call at the Campaign Depart
msnt and have- Che detail's: explained1
in - full.
THE OPPORTUNITY CO?CFRONT&
WHAT ARE YtD-U GOING TO DO
ABOUT n: '
(Writtea foe last fis3tre)
A very charming acair of the week
was the- britfge party given Wednesday
afternoon 1>y Mrs. GX. H. Johnso*
and Miss Pauline Gilder at their lore!y
home, "The Oaks'*' rn compliment to>
" - * -J Oo?~?. Hnrtaoul
cne onue-cieti, iuim
Fotzr tables were: placed 3a the lovely
drawing room, which- was artisticallydecorated
with pink roses. The scora
cards were dainty hand painted cupids
bearing the inscription "To Tha
Bride." After the games a delightful
luncheon was served. Miss Honseal
was presented with a lovely brids'j
Mrs. A. T. Brown was hostess Wednesday
afternoon to the members of
"he Young Matrons Rook club. At tha
conclusion of the games the hostess
On Thursday afternoon Mrs. J. B.
Hunter was the hostess of the mem
bers of the Main street rook club and
a number of other invited guests.
After the games a delightful ice
course was served at the small tables.
Delightful in every detail was the
heart dice party wun vmicu iuwa
Saydie Bowers complimented Miss
Ress Kibler, whose wedding will occur
on October 20th. Partners were
chosen in a very unique way and the /
ecore cards were pretty heart shaped
cards. A salad course was served at
the conclusion of the games. Misa
Kibler was given a lovely crocheted
center-piece as a souvenir of the occasion.
The 0. L. Schumpert cnapier. cnnadren
of the. confederacy, had a rery
delightful meeting Saturday afternoon
w ith little Miss May McClure at her
home in Main street. Fifteen mem^'ere
present and after an interesting
program, in which a new member
was added to the roll, a delightful
course ^as served.