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iC#Bimittee Hears Arguments Advanced
by Representative Men From
All Sections of State Urging:
Capital's Claims.
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Columbia, Oct. 2o.?South Carolina .$ j
claims for one of the regional banks '
to be organized under the provisions
the rural credits act were urged on j
<ilie national farm loan board at an all--.daj"
hearing in the federal court room
today. A score or more of speakers
-appeared on behalf of the state and 3 !
:mass of facts and figures designed to j
^twriethpri Smith r'arnlina's nositinn in I
3&e race for one of the banks were
filed with the secretary. Most of those
sr'ao spoke for the State also chamr*>ned
Columbia's claims for the bank.
J. !".Y> Norwood, of Greenville, president
of the Norwood National bank, of
that city, urged Greenville's claims on
the committee,
Members of the board sitting today
are:. George W. Norris, chairman;
Charles T. Lobdell and W. S. IAi Smith,
Secretary of the Treasury, W. G. Mc
Adoo, also a member of the board, was
i*ot present, nor was Herbert Quick,
another member. Both had engagements
in other states which prevented
iheir attending the hearing here. F. J.
H. von Engelken, director of the mint,
*at with the committee, though not in
official copocity.
South Carolina's central position in
the probable district to be created, and
Columbia's like position in this state, j
Tsrere stressed by the speakers who ap
peared before the board. Tbe convergence
of railroads here and the
mass of business -which is handled
through Columbia were cited as being
limits in favor of the establishment
-mi the bank here.
The bank to be established "will
iegin operation about the middle of
January, in the opinion of Mr. Noryis,
chairman of the board. Its capital
?tock at the start will be $750,000,
which will be sreatly increased with
development of local farm loan
associations throughout the district in
which the- bank is located. The max!#*Mim
rate of interest allowed by the
Toral credits law is 6 per cent, and
members of the board stated that it is
Ikighly probable that after the first
years of operation money may be
seeared for considerably less than this
-Al the opening of the session this
HBonmig, Chairman Xorris very clearly
ifixplained the provisions of the act,
pointing out that the act met "the
greatest need of the farmers, credit
Aor a year or more to enable him to
fflnaace Improvements in his property,
so as to secure greater productivity.
JAt. Xorris stated that where a man's
loans must he met in three or six
-months or even a year, no permanent
? -good can he accomplished by the use
the money. "The rural credits act
-provides money to be used from five to
Zbrtx years at a low rate of interest,"
said Mr. Norris. who added, "that
o^ht to he long enough to Help any twxiy
do anything."
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?!XAjUC i CifSUMS rt ^XJ OVUlJLt vai UllUtf
chcald be chosen as the site of one of
the regional banks were set forth very
aoccinctly by W. W. Long, state
i&rm demonstration agent and all the
discussion of the morning session centered
around the points made by Mr.
Geovernor Richard I. Manning was '
the first speaker in behalf of South
Carolina. The court room was filled J
'to capacity, many members of the
audience being forced to stand. Prob- '
xibly 300 farmers, business men and '
officials were in the audience.
'"The interest of South Carolina in 1
&he operation of the rural credits act
cannot be mistaken," said the governor.
*'This large delegation of farmers
and "bankers is sufficient evidence
of the way our people feel about the
splendid effects which may l>e expected
from the act.'* The governor
stressed the fact that the act had been 1
made into law through the agency of
a Democratic congress and president
asd mai 11 was a necessary supplement
to the federal reserve act, which
*?ras an aid primarily, he said, to
OtrttElness men and manufacturers.
"It ?is a regrettale fact/* said Governor
Manning, "that 43 per cent of
'the white farmers of this state are
tenants?do not own their own homes.
Under present conditions it would be
very difficult for a tenant ever to be
come the owner of his home. But the
rnral credits act, by providing cheap
v money and long term of payment, will
make it possible for every man in the
state to be the owner of the house in
which he lives." The governor stated
conclusion th? _ie bank should go.
to the state where its operation will!
result in the greatest good to the1
greatest number, and that, in his'
opinion, the choice of South Carolina '
WOUld De a very wist; uue.
J. vVl Norwood, of Greenville, was
then introduced by James A. Hoyt, of \
.Columbia, who acted as chairman of
the meeting. Mr. Norwood made a;
plea in behalf of Greenville as the log-!
ic-al location of the bank for this re-*'
gion. Mr. Norwood's talk was very
brief. Ke expressed the belief that the I
Piedmont section of the state w as inorej
progrssive than any other part and;
that Greenville county was in me vau:
of progress of the Piedmont. "Greenville
is doing more for the protection
of public health than any. other county,"
said Mr. Norwood. "Diversifica-'
tion of crops has been better worked j
out in that county than in any other;
of the state."
Mr. Norwood stressed the point that
Greenville was on the main line of the
Southern railway betwen Atlanta and j
Charlotte, and hence in line for transactions
from either direction.
Col. E. J. Watson appeared before;
the committee, as lie said, with a rec-:
ord of things already done by tne
farmers of the state in getting ready
for tli regional bank. "We cotoe before
your committee and tell you that
if the regional bank would open tomorrow
there would already be organized
nearly 100 local farm loan association
with another hundred ill |
process of formation."
"The farmers of South Carolina are
in a state oft preparedness, and we feel
that that fact should weigh heavily
with this hoard in choosing the selection
of a site for this district," said
Colonel Watson.
Among others who spoke in behalf
of the state were: D. S. Murph, of
St. Matthews, secretary of the house
committee of agriculture; H. T. Morrison,
of McClellanville, president of j
the State Farmers' union; Ira B. Dunla,
.of Rock Hill, president of the
State Bankers* association; Charles
H. BarrOn, of Columbia, president of
the Carolina Bond and Mortgage company;
W. W. Long, state farm demonstration
agent; lAi G. Smith, federal
farm agent; R. L. Lee, of Spartanburg
county; E. W. Dabbs, of Mayesville,
former president of the State
Farmers' union; J. C. Wilburn, of
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xorx; joiii> x-orier nuins, ui xvu^o.
Hill, and 'W. IC. Foxwood, of Marion.
At 1 o'clock the board took a recess
for luncheon, which was tendered by
the Columbia Clearing House association,
and resumed its hearing at 2
o'clock, when the brief for Columbia,
prepared by D. S. Murph and Prof. G.
B. McCutcheon, was read by James A.
Hoyt. Later in the afternoon the comrr'ttoo
vicitoH Stntp fair and at fi
o'clock were the guests of the Clearing
House association and the chamber of
commerce at a dinner given at Ridgewood
The committee left tonight for Jack-J
sonville, where another meeting will bo
held tomorrow.
TVW A t\
Laurens, Oct. 27.?Dr. William C.
Irby died at tiie home of his niece,
Miss Julia Irby, last night. He was
born February 14, 1848, and was thereCore
in his 69th year.
Dr. Irby was a son of the late Col.
James H. Irby, a distinguished lawyer
and planter, on?:e iieatenaur ^oveiror
of the State, who died in 1860. The
[ate 1'nited States Senator Jo.id L M.
Irby was a younger brother. He was
a physician and formerly live 1 in
Clinton where he practiced. A num-l
ber of years ago he retired from active
practice and moved to Laurens.
He was a progressive farmer and
skillful, and had considerable farming
interests. For the last seven or eight
years lie was the representative m
Laurens of the Coe-Mortimer cc ipany
of ICliarleston, of which his sonin-law.
Col. Thomas D. Darlington, is
an officer.
As a mere lad Dr. Irby joined the
Confederate army and served gallantly
during the closing years of the war.
Dr. Irby's wife, who was before her
marriage Miss Laura Vance, a member
of the prominent Laurens family
ot that name, died in December, 1914.
He is survived by his daughters, Mrs.
T. D. Darlington of Charleston, Mrs. |
W. D. Ferguson of Laurens and Mrs.
J. P. Marion of Sumter, and >by one
son, R. Vance Irby of Laurens. H?
was a first cousin of F. S. Earle and
J. J. Earle, of Columbia.
Dr. Irby was a Mason and a member
of the Baptist church. He was a
gentleman of high character and generous
impulses, greatly beloved in the
city and county. He had many friends,'
too, in all parts of the State.
Columbia, Oct. 25. The central committee,
appointed at the convention
of the Reform party, held here last
night, has perfected its organization
and is already beginning to lay its
plans looking towards a statewide organization
which will carry into effect
the expressed wish of the convention,
as stated by Mr. John P. Grace, of
Charleston, ""to retake the power
which has been taken away rrom me
reople, and restore it once more intu
the hands of those wfto are asserting
their right to self-government."
By the resolution of the convention,
Col. W. J. Talbert, who presided las*
night, is chairman ex-officio of the
central committee. Hon. John P.
Grace, of Charleston, editor of the
Charleston American, was made secretary,
and Mr. John K. Aull, of Columbia,
was made assistant secretary.
Col. W. A. James, of Lee county,
who issued the first call for the con
vention which was held last nigiit,
was chosen treasurer of the committee.
The committee will appoint seven
Reformers from each county, who will
perfect an organization in their respective
counties. The organization
which is to be made will be in line
with plans which the committee has
adopted, it being the idea to have a
? ? 1 ? ' ? ? " ^ ? a4! am t*rk{ aV? TTfill V> A
COIiereilL piaii ul ctuuuxi wiuui n 111 uc
statewide and include every voting
precinct in the state.
American Soldiers Watch Every Ford,
Bridge and Trail in District.
El Paso, Texas, Oct. 27.?Every
ford, biidge and trail along the international
border in this patrol district
is being guarded by additional United
States troops in compliance with Secretary
Baker's warning to 'border
commanders to foe prepared for another
Mexican bandit raid on the
Tlie Fourth Ohio infantry was sent
to the border and will guard the ford
at Ysletta Fabes, Fort Hancock and
? i -n iV _ ??
ban iiuiseario. xrcrop a oi uie rus^
South Carolina calvary (the Charleston
Light Dragoons) has been ordered
to Anapra, N. M.f seven miles west
of here, and infantry guards have
been stationed at the bridges at
Corchesne, Texas, fCanutillo, Texas,
and at other crossings north of El
Paso. It was announced today that
these precautionary measures were
being taken in compliance with the
secretary's orders, although the border
is safer naw from bandit attacks
than at any time since Villa started
his banditry, it was said.
The Second infantry, Georgia .National
Guard, arrived here today to
begin its border service. The fifth
infantry, Georgia National Guard, is
expected to arrive tonight.
The Eighth infantry, Massachusetts
National Guard, is expected to leave
tomorrow for home and will be followed
by the Ninth infantry from the
same State.
The Kind We like to Get
Pickens Sentinel.
Dear Editor: Please place attached
check to my credit. Am a believer
in preparedness. You might follow
the example of Bro. Wallace and raise
th9 price of your paper; however, we
would have it just the same. You
v.I'l hive to 1:and it to Bro. Wallace
and the Observer?his paper is well
worth the price; in fact, it ranks next
to The Sentinel.
Have often thought about writing
something for your columns, but stage
fright, together with my inexperience
as a press reporter, has caused me
to postpone it for a season. You might
mention, however, the fact that we
live next door to "Prosperity," and that
I will tell you more about it next
time. Please remind Sammy and Bill
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tnat i GXP6CI 10 UK Oil ileum at mat
Harvest Jubilee.
Newberry, S. C.
The above letter is from a Pickens
county boy who lias made good. He
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett of the
Six Mile section. We are always glad
to get letters like this and thank you
very much, Mr. Garrett. We agree
with you that the Newberry Observer
is well worth the price. We would
be glad to have you write something
for us any time the "spirit moves you."
We are glad you believe in preparedi;
o <<DA
ness, tor you aon i live iar num j. urQarv,"
either. One of the things we
never could understand is why "Prosperity"
and 'To-mary'' are so close
together. Sammy and Bill said they
would be looking for rou at the fair.
.Says He's in Gubernatorial Kace in
i ~
i .News aim Lourier.
Columbia, Oct. 25.?Hon. Robert A.
;' Cooper, of Laurens, reached the city
J this afternoon and after an informal
conference with a number of person,
a! friends tonight, announecd that he
was in the race for the Democratic
| nomination for Governor in 1918. The
1 announcement of Mr. Cooper was
: greeted with much interest in political
circles and numbers of neoule
j from various parts of the State, after
, I his decision became known, called on
him and assured him of their support.
Mr. Cooper is well known
! throughout the State and is considered
by many as the dominant figure
now; He has served as solicitor of
; the Eighth circuit for twelve years and
' prior to that represented Laurens
county in the general assembly. Mr.
.'Cooper was in tiie race for governor
'in 1914 and came within a few votes
. of getting in the second race. He ran
again this year and polled over 30,000
f votes.
Mr. Cooper is a splendid speaker and
has a large personal following. He
1 stands for all that is progressive in
tne Democracy 01 souin uaronna.
1 Some of the strong Cooper friends
are planning for a big rally some time
in the spring in Columbia when plan3!
will likely be laid to begin an active
campaign for him.
N'ejp-o Physician Owning- Machine As- [
| sists in Search for Missing Driver.
! ?
The State.
\ A Ford touring car, driven at recki?
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less speea, strucK ana uaaiy uujureu ,
Paul Kerr, 10 years old son of Lee
; Kerr, near his home at College Place !
about 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Then the car, which contained
1 two negroes, ran about 300 yards, and
j in attempting to turn a corner with1
out reducing speed, turned three
somersaults and was completely
! wrecked. Hardly a -whole piece of the
; car was left, even the spark plug3
I being strewn along the roadway, and
the fact that the negroes escaped with j
; their lives is nothing short of a!
1 miracle. However, they did escape j
and up to a late hour last night had !
not been captured. ]
j Young Kerr was taken to the BapI
tist hospital immediately after the
accident and the attending surgeon
; said last night that the injuries would
probably not prove serious.
Paul was playing on the street with
' several other children when they saw
j the car coming. A little dog 'belonging
j to one of the children started across
! the road and Paul reached out to get
! it when he was c>truck. The ne'
groes, thinking perhaps they had
I killed the boy, kept ort at the high
' nrvrtA/1 itntil /ior uroo WrOaItDH
opccu U.J.AHA UUO nwj ff A VWMVM*
Considerable excitement was creatad
when a report was received at
Sheriff McCain's office to the effect
that two negroes had killed a boy at
College Place and escaped. Deputy
Sheriff Heis and Chief of Police
Richardson went to the scene with
blood hounds and although they
searched the surrounding country they
found no trace of the negroes.
The car belongs to. E. A. Huggins,
I a negro physician of Columbia and
I it is said that his chauffeur was driv
J ing it at the time of the accident, Dr.
Huggins was assisting the deputy
sheriff last night to capture the
San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 27.?More |
j than $1,000,000 has been made avail |
able by tho war department for ex- (
j penditure in providing winter quar-;
ters for troops stationed on the bor- i
j der. Southern department headquar|
ters was advised to this effect today
; and ordered to proceed with the work
at once.
! Cantonments are to be erected for!
1 _ !
troops of tlie regular army engaged
in border duty and provision has been
made for framing and flooring the!
tents of National Guard troops.
In authorizing this expenditupe the
war department acted on recommendations
submitted by Gen. Funston.
The expenditure provided for by the
| appropriation, aggregating $1,140,200,
I ir. as follows: Cantonments for regu
1 lar troops, $670,000; iraming ana
| flooring -tents for militia, $246,550;
' I arracks and quarters, $62,450; en'
closing mess shelters for militia and j
Regulars, $123,600; hot water bathing
facilities for regulars and militia,
j $57,500. |
The supreme court of the state has
leversed the order of Special Judge
Thomas G. McLeod made at the November,
1915, term of the court of
common pleas for this county, in the
case of the Bank of Prosperity, plaintiff,
against Mrs. Louisa Dorainick,
et al., defendants. This suit was one
brought for foreclosure of mortgage
j by the bank against Mrs. Dominick.
j Judgment of foreclosure was had and
j the mortgaged lands were sold by
! Master Rikard at public auction sale.
Mrs. Ada 0. Dominick purchased the
land at the sale, but later declined to
I comply with the terms of sale on the
ground that the master could not
give good title. Judge Mc-Leod issued
, a rule, requiring Mrs. Ada 0. Domin!
ick to show cause why'she should not
| comply with the terms of sale, and
j Mrs. Dominick answered by declar'
:ng that she could not in the proceedI
ings had obtain a good title. Special
| Judge McLeod ruled that the Masj
tilte would be good and ordered
j Mrs. Dominick to pay the purchase
on/1 tolrn +Tto lonrl UV/vm fhia
| . V,u iiiiu lUliU. Jl a V/iJU
order she appealed to the supreme
j court. That court has held that the
| children of Mr. Henry P. Dominick,
I now deceased, should be parties to
| the suit and that Mrs. Dominick
, could not be made to pay over her
money at this time.
The case will be in the courts again,
with the children of the late H. P.
Dominick as parties. This is said to
be a very interesting case, especially
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of the Tegal points involved. Messrs.
Hunt, Hunt and Hunter are the attorneys
for the Bank of Prosperity.
Messrs. Blease & Blease and H. C.
Holloway represent the other side.
Wind of the Night of Autumn, fclowa
from a starless tra?k,
Whispering there in the darkness
-where the shadows whisper hack,
Why must you haunt my casement,
under the rain-wet eait*.
The Anderson F
Company OfjFe
Prizes to
Sowing wheat this fall who i
Blood" goods when sowing an
Co.'s top dressing a^d soda ne
For the best five acres of whe
For the second best five acres <
For the third best five acres of
For the fourth best five acres
For the best three acres of wh
For the best one acre of wheat
i Mr S M "Rvars Countv De
?J y /
a committee in due time to aw
have to do to get the prize is
wheat and oats successfully is 1
i and fertilization when grain is
f If the next wheat crop shonl
another advance.
Anderson Phospi
See Gresham & Spee:
i I have a
fords cominj
I Roadsters
Touring Ci
Don't fail
P. B. C
j A;
Whitmire, Sc
A i
With voices of ghosts forgotten in
the rustle of withered leaves?
Wind of the night of Autumn, calling
me as you creep,
i WVi iemo-rincr thofro it! tho cVmrfflW9
f V ^ *** W*.V*V4\/ w
where the dark of the night is
deep, f
Crying of days forgotten, sighing for
dreams long sped,
'Ally must you blow gray ghosts again
from graves of the vanished dead?
There is a Voice in the shadows, a
Voice from a vanished day,
A song from the heart of springtime,
blown from the fields of May, ^
Clear as the woodland ripple from "1
the roll of a silver stream,
Till the night is sweet with ' music 4
and the dark with an old, old M
' dream.
\ ^
There is a Dream in the shadows, ot
eyes with the violet stain,
Of lips as red as the roses rinsed in
an April rain;
But when, with an oldtime greeting,
I turn from the open grate,
Only the wic;l is calling, and only
the shadows wait.
Wind of the night of autumn, here
I have come for rest,
For peace in the gloom of my lonesome
room as a worn bird seeks
its nest;
Why must you haunt my casement,
under the rain-wet eaves,
With voices of ghosts forgotten in
the rustle of withered leaves?
COMPANY, Columbia, S. C. Office
and bank supplies. Manufacturers
of rubber stamps, seals, etc., qua!- ?
ity and service. Prompt attention
to mail order*.
Malaria or Chills & Fever
Prescription No. 688 ia prepared especially
Five or six dotes will break any case, and
U taken then as a tonic the Ferer will not
return. It acts on the Kver better tirto
Calomel And does not ?rfoe or mckea.
'hosphate & Oil
r the Following
use the Anderson "Fish and
d Anderson Phosphate and Oil
xt spring:
at $100
:>f wheat 75
wheat 60
of wheat 50
eat .' 50
imonstration Agent, will name
ard the prizes. All you will
to make the yield. Raising
argely a matter of preparation ?
d be short flour would make
i&te and Oil Co.
ER, Secretary.
r, Greenwood, S. C.
car load of
2 this week.
on I
<P X ,Z/\J.
irs 386,90.
to get one.
>uth Carolina
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