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GREAT DECLINE W.
VIELD FOR YEAR 18 ESTIMATEO
AT 10,575,000 BALES IN THE
COTTON ACREAGE ABANDONED
Thor* Was a Deoline of 1&8 Points in
the Condition of the Crop Dur
Washington. - This year's cotton'
orop was forecast at 10.575,000 bales by
the department of agriculture, basing
its estimate on the condition of the
crop on August 25. which was 57.0 per
cent of a normal. indicating a yield.
of 145.2 pounds per acre. There was
a decline of 13.8 points in the condi
tion during August.
The condition of the crop on August
25 and the forecast of production by
Virginia. cenditon 68; forecast,
North Carolina, 65, and 750.000.
South Carolina, 46 and 687,000.
Georgia, 44 and 968,000.
Florida, 60 and 24.000.
Alabama. 60 and 826,000.
Mississippi 60, and 1,003,000.
Louisiana. 60 and 414,000.
Texas, 59 and 3,644,000.
Arkansas, 63 and 939,000.
Tennessee, 65 and 278,000.
Missouri,. 70 and 76,000.
Oklahoma, 58 and 768,000.
California, 91 an d130,000.
Arizona, 97 and 55,000.
New Mexico. 85 and 21,000.
California foreca:t includes 79.000
bales from Lower California, which is
not included in the United States
The cotton acreage abandoned be
'tween June 25 and. August 25 and the
acreage remaining in cultivation Au-.
gust 25 by states was announced as
Virginia, 2.000 abandoned and 49,
000 in cultivation.
Norgh Carolina, 33,000 and 2,587,
Sopth Carolina. 33.000 and 2,197,000.
Georgia, 124,000 and 4,005,000.
Florida, 4,000 and 118,000.
Alabama'12,000 -tnd 2,983,000.
Mississippi, 22,000 and 3,178,000.
Loulsiana, 24,000 and 1,287,000.
Texa 82,000 and 2,833,000. .
Tenn esee, 5,000 and'814,000.
MJ$Wioii, 0.3 per cewt and 15,00.
is4t Britan Cotton Interests Worry.
ets are "profoundly pessimistic'' of
the future, while the French consider
the prospects bright, according to af
report to the commerce department
from Edward T. Pickard, chief of the
'textile division, who is makin a sur
>vey of conditions abroad. e
The French. he reported, are well
Isatisfied because their mills are oc
cuipied and prices in general have not
declined in sympathy with other mar
kets. Fregeh manufacturers are look
Ing forward to a continuance of the
ipresent activity throughout the bal
;ance Qf 1922.
In the spinning section of Great
ihtain mills were said to be in some
;what worse position than the whav
'ing plants, although .British trade re
;turns for July ,sh;-ved cotton goods
exports to be the highest in two and:
-Nations Birth Rate Falls.
Washington.-The birth rate is de
elliig andi the death rate is increas-:
~ing, according to statistics made pub
lic by. the census bureau, covering the
irst quarter of the year.
The bjrth rate In the states from
which comparative figures were avail
able showed an average of 23.3 for
each thousand of population in the
first three months of 1922 against 25.3
in 1921, while the mortality average
in the registration area in the first
luarter this year was 13.7 against 12.6
In the same period last year.
INorth Carolina, 'vith 29.2 reported
'de highest birth -ate for the thre9
months this year. and the state of
Washington, wIth 16.5 the lowest.
The District of Columbia had the
highest mortality rate, with 17.6 and
I.Wyoming the lowest with 9.6.
Would Seize Vessel.
INew York.-Prohibition Zone Chiel'
Appleby recommended the seizure o1
the steamship City of Atlanta. operat
ed by the Ocean Steamship company
of Savannah, Ga., after his agents are
alleged to have found on board 21)
barrels of whiskey. 'The vessel sail
ed for Savannah.
Drop Plans to Send Board to Russia.
Washington.-Negotiations of an In
formal nature between the American
and Soviet governments regarding thi
proposal to send an American techni
cal commission to survey the economi
cal situation In Russia. are regarded
by governmental officials here as clos
ed. It was authoritatively declared in
official quarters that this governmenl
was not willing to meet the termi,
of the SovieY authorities who asked
for a reciprocal exchange of Russiar
and American inv-estigation commnis
ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
MEETING HELD AT MINERAL
VARIOUS SPEAKERS BEARD
Alfred Scarborough, of Eastover,
Talks of "Co-operative Marketinr
Darlington.-The 77th annual meet
ing and picnic of tl-e Darlington Coun
ty Agricultural society was held at
Mineral Springs. Many of those who
have been in attendance every year
for a long time state that this was one
of the most interesting and successful
meetings that they had eve? attended.
The first address was on "Co-opera
tive Marketing of Cotton." by Alfred
Scarborough of Eastover. Mr. Scar
borough is a farner, but ht realizes.
as he stated. "the absolute ,necessity
of the cotton farmer doing business in
a businesslike manner just as the big
business concerns successfully operate
their businesses." "The day of in
dividualifm has passed." said Mr.
Scarborough, "and the time has now
come when farmers must use the co
operative spirit if they are to be suc
"The Co-operative Marketing of To
bacco" was discussed by Bright Wil
lianison. "We- are just In the begin
ning of a new system which will mean
an evolution in our marketing sys
tern," said Mr. Williamson. who at
tributed the present high prices to
co-operative marketing. J. R. Boyles
ton, of Allendale. gave an interesting
discussion of the peanut. telling how
the crop was being handled in his
county, gnd how pleased the farmers
were at the profits they had received.
The subject of sweet potato growing
was in charge of Pressley Coker, who
secured L. N. Lewis. marketing agent
of the extension servie\ of Clemson
to discuss this proposition. Mr. Lewis
dealt principally with methods of har,
vesting and grading. "Potatoes should
be' harvested when they are mature,"
he said. A grading demonstration ast
given by the speak- r.
"Soil Building as a Means of Fight
ing t4e Boll Weeil," was then 1W
en up for. discussion by- L. W
Mauon and A. H. Ward. Mr. -- _
gon's paper being read by Mr
WV00i~ft beOeves W
- b st,'ght jai
,I W7 it~ 00 a. a -- V
ex be enihhed by a sys&u *
tioo and by planting as mud&h 40
egumes as possiVe, both n
and summer. "Fighting the bol wee.
VIl is largely a farm management prob
lem," he said.
Greenville Loses Heavily by Fire
Greenville.-Flre originating in the
shaving shed of the Shambow ..jpool
company, formerly known as the
Greenville Spool and Manufacturing
company, on Rhett street. destroyed
this plant and buleing as well as the
building across the railroad occupied
by the Cyclone Tra'ffic Routes, entail
id a loss estimated at about $100,000.
In addition to the total destruction of
these buildings, the brick building .on
Riett street accupied by the Merchi
ants Storage company, was damaged,
while a frame structure adjoining the
spool factory was almost destroyed.
Numerous telephone and telegraph
poles were damaged by the heat, while
the steel rails on the Columbia divis
Ion of the Southern railway, were bent
and twist~ed by the heat.
During the fire a boiler exploded
In the spool factory creating intense
excitement among the throngs of spec
tators, but no one was Injured.
Two Men of York Slain in Georgia.
York.--A shocking tragedy in which
two young men of York lost their
lives came to light when D. P. Latti
more of Hickory Grove was notified
by long distance telephone that two
of his sons, Bratcher Lattimore, 28,
and Dan Lattimore. 26, were shot and
killed at Camak, Ga., by a railroad
While details of the affair are mea-'
ger, it seems that the two youfig men
were going to the station to meet. a
third party and arrange a hunting trip
when a railroad guard, who evidently
mistook them for intruders, shot them
down, one in the back and the other
in the head. The man thought to have
done the shooting is under arrest.
Dan Lattimer has been In Camak for
several years. being In the employ of
a powder company. His brother.
Bracher Lattimer, was visiting him,
it is said. Both are veterans of the
world war and are well .known
throughout -western York.
To Build More Roads.
Gaffney. - The Cherokee county
highway commission Is mapping out an
extensive plan of road building at this
time. and when completed the co'unty
will have more miles of good roads
in proportion to its size than any
county in the state. The county chain
gang is just completing a road from
Skull Shoals to connect with the Daw
kins mill road at Sparks' store. which
is said to b'e one of the best ttbp soil
roads in thc county,. a'nd as ur-Acr the
law c'haingang can only construct top
SUMTER DAMAGED BY RE
jxtensive Damage to Lumber Plants
and Railroad Equipment- in the
Southern Part of City.
Sumter.-A destructive fire did ex
tensive damage to lumber plants and
railroad equipment across from the
Atlantic Coast Line station in the
southern part of the city. The fire
started in the Penn Lumber company
plant an after burning the planing
mill of that c mpany, spread to the
Avery Lumber company, where it de
stroyed a large volume of lumber and
all buildings except the manager's of
The railroad yard of the Northwest
ern road runs in by these lumb.er
companies and here a number of the
coaches and locomotives were destroy
ed. While these were burning, the
home of the president of the North
western railroad, John Wilson, who,
with his farmily. was out of town.
caught on fire All of the roof was
burnedi and'the furniture badly darn
aged. It is supposed the house. which
stands on Itarvin street. about three
blocks fron the scene of the fire.
caught from sparhs. although there
was no wind at all to fan and scarcely
a spork cou:ld he seen.
The Penn Lumber company . plant
had been closed for some time. The
theory is that a spark from a shifting
engine started the fire there. The
Avery company is a large retail lum
ber concern and had on hand an unusI
ually extensive stock of lumber that
had been shipped in to be dressed.
None of this was covered by insurance
although there was partial insurance
on the rest of the plant. The loss has
not been estimated but it will run
considerably up into the thousands.
Furman to Open September 14.
Greenville.-The next regular ses
sion of Furman university will begin
Thursday, September 14. Indications
at present are that the enrollment
will reach that of last year,'which was
416. the largest in the history of the
institution, though some of the college
officials are confident that the aitend
acce this year will show a substantial
increase over that of any previous
The approaching session will see a
reversal of the order of enrollment
for lower and upper classmen. Here
tofore the new students have been re
quired to be in attendance at least
two 4ays prior tothe formal opening.
whle the upper classmen were given
u thlie opening day to matriculate.
This year all upper clas'met will be
-irued torepta the campui Mon
da ber11 and
-p1 ding 'n
repdrt' dnesday, Septem
13, for the same purpose, First
chapel exercises will be held at 9:30
o'clock on the morning of September
Prominent Planter Diet in Newberry.
Newberry. - Thomas Wadlington
Keitt, son of the late Col. Ellison S.
Keitt died at his home, nine miles
east of Newberry at the ag~e of 63.
He had suffered from heart trouble
for some time, but was confined to
his bed only one week. Mr. Keitt was
graduated from the Virginia Military
institute and taught several years in
Clemson college, coming Vrom Clem
son to his home in this county, where
he owned and conducted successfully
a large planting business..
Mr. Keitt is survived by his wife,
who was Miss Annie Wannamaker. a
sister of John E. Wannamaker of St.
Matthews, and by two sons. Thomas
E. Keitt of Newberry, real estate and
Insurance agent, and Geoi-ge Keitt,
professor of agriculture in the Univer
sity of Wisconsin. He is also survived
by his brother, Joseph L. Keitt, ot
Newberry, and a sirster, Mrs. L P. Mil
ler, 'of Newberry county. Mr. Kelit
was a useful and active member of the
Methodist church, and a man of very
high character and attainments.
Darlington Cattle Take Prizes.
Sedalia,- Mo. - The Clover Farm
Guernseys, owned by James L. MclIn
toh, of Dovesville, made a good show
ing in the strong competition at the
Missouri State Fair last week. The
following Is a list of the winnings
In a class of 60 head: First prize, two
year-old bull; third prize, one-year-old
bull and under two; fourth pris.. one
year-old bull and under two; third
prize, senior bull calf; second prize,
aged cow: fifth prize, aged cow; se'
ond prize, three-year-old cow: third
prize, two-year-old cow; flifth prir7.e,
senior yearling heifer; second prize,
junior yearling heifer; third prize, se
nior heifer calf; fMurth prize, senior
heifer calf; second prize, aged herd;
second prize, breeders' young herd;
fourth prize, breeders' calf herd;
fourth prize, get of sire; first prize,
produceof dam; fourth prize, produce
Distillery Raid "auses 'Shooting.
Oharleston.-While raiding a still
near the Faber phee, several miles
.above Charleston. Federal Officers
Seabrook and Williams and State Of
ficers Poppenheimer and Healey were
fired upon. a shotrmi being the wea
pon used. Officer Scabrook was wound
ed. The fire was returned. James Jen
kins a negro. heing killed. Officer Sea
il-cek wac brought to the city and is
at a hospital. Po 's e:ne~ccted to re
cover from smn::ll vounds in the face,
Two Great lire
" - W EN you note the prices quoi
inch ROYAL CORD and U
mind that while the price has b<
quality has been going up.
The New and Better USCO is
tread and sidewalls, more rubber, b
The ROYAL CORD is more t
confirmed in its leadership as the n
of automobile tire values.
- toya:, FABRIC
SIZES Cord Nobby Chain Usco
33x3 CL - 1 SZ.55 S11.40 $9.75
4 30x3% $14.65 15.60 13.00 10.65
31x4" - 23.01 21.35 18.65
30x311SS. 14-C-5 - -
,32 x 3' " 22.95 20.45 16.90 15.70
31x4 " - 25.4 5 -
32 4 " 29. 5 24.35 22.45 .
3 4 . 30.05- 2.55 Z 5.6
. . " 30.f5 :6.C5 14.1- 22.4
37.70 3,1.95 30.05 -
34 4? " 36.55 33.00 31.05
.4x 2 39.50 34.V, 32.C5
35 % 4 " 40.70 33.65 z 3 ~5
36 X 4%V" 41.55 36.16 34.0,
33x5 46.95 -
35.--5 49.30 43.20 39.33
4 37--5 " 5 1 45-7 -'70
Fcdcr al Excise Tax on the above ha. been
cbsorbcd by the manufacturcr
4 Whether your choice is a
Cord or a Fabric, the U. S.
Sales and Service Dealer
is able to serve you bet
ter than ever before.
U.. Tie7 CO.
Fairfield Motor Co, V
W7here YOU T. W. Brice & Co., W<
Can Buy Smu
U. S. Tires:
Values for the
ed below.on 30 x 3%
SCO Tires - bear in
.en going down, the
bigger, with thicker
Rtates Tires ' R
) Rubber Company 1465
Vinnsboro, S.C.T. G. Patrick & Co., White Oak, S. C.
odward, S. C. J. J. M.Eachern, Longtown S.
lwood Merc Co., Smallwood S. C.
would not g
>kt the old fash-e
ne-good as it was
soline of today is cor
ialanced for the 'work
o do. It is called
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