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IlV JAYNE8, SlIELOU, SMITH Afc STECK. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAKOLINA, FEBRUARY ll?, 11)00. 1VEW SERIES, NO. 1)8._VOLUME LI._NO. 7
In Short Lengths.
If your Slices don't
We cany the Most 1
Come to see us, for
A?1 NATIONS CAPITAL]
WHAT SOME OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA
PEOPLE ABROAD ARE DOING.
lt Should bc Established by thc Government j
Would Include a Portion ol South Carolina.
\V AsiiiNiiroN, D.C., Pebruary 0.
- I'M i l ors Courier: This morning's
newspaper account of the proposed
compromise of the Kentucky row is
a coin p?ele farce. They met to part >
very lunch like the two Irishmen,
who, thinking they hud recognized
in each other some old friend, one
said, "Well, I thought it was you. |
and you thought il was me, ami hoi
(?ad, it was neither of us." I can 1
timi hui one man here who pretends!
to justify Taylor and his methods,,
and no one takes him seriously, it
lb ?ediuiu li..berts has gone hack to .
his happy home and family in I'lah.
I couldn't lind out just which one he
went lo, hut will endeavor lo do so
very soon and lot yon know. It is
au assured fact that another .Mor
mon is to he elected in his place, hut
let us hope he will not he a digamist.
< hie <d" our most prominent sons of
the old Palmetto Slate h:'? the mis-!
fortune to fall through an ope.: ?rap
door in one ol the down-town play
houses on ; evening last week, and is
now in i nu." <overal large [latches of
cutical off various parts ol' his anat
omy. Iiis sudden descent fright
cued some chorus girls out of what
little clothing they had on, and he
came near going to the lock-up for
heiug too milch like Columbus, of,
old. I keep telling them, hut it does'
.Mr. G. li. Carter, of your city, is
here with the .Metropolitan Hallway
Company. Ind) is a motorman on
P street division, but will soon go
back in the shop or engine room,
where it is not so cold and the pay is
better. Ile, like the rest from the
South, seem to freeze out the first
winter, but he handles one of those
big double cars like some old-timer.
It is generally conceded that Con
gress will continue far into the sum
mer; some, however, predict that il
will adjourn for h..? one month dur
ing the very hot weather and then
resume its work. The government
printing o Iii cc is in full blast night
and day, and can't he? p np with the
Work, so I am told.
All the South Carolina delegation
are on hand ami at work ; in fact,
they arc bani lo lind outside of their
seats on the Moor of the House and
Semite, as none work harder than
Oconee's delegation is well.
Please publish the enclosed article
for thc readers of Tm : C. i IM KI:.
Yours, etc., i. i... i .
The wildest mid most naturally
beautiful part id* this country cast ol'
the Honky .Mountnins is that region
where North Carolin:', Tennessee,
Virginia, South Carolina ami Geor
gia approaches each other. Il is n
mountain country willi an average
elevation of I,(HM) feel, and peaks
running up thousands of feet higher.
The tallest mountain casi of the
HoekioH is in North Carolina.
This wild region ablinds in timber,
and is still a natural ami unbroken
wilderness, except as the lumbermen
invades its fluid. They have come.
Already Ira Hie in fotest laud is active
and thc railroads of thc vicinity are
loaded with lumber for market. Lei
the Ameticaii people sit by with
their accustomed optimistic apathy,
and before long thc fortes will be
gone, the waler courses left to dry
up, the hears, deer, and other wild
animals killed off, and nothing but a
ladino memory remain <d what is
now a great nat ural park.
The (te?era! Government ought
lo step in, Indore it is ton late, and
take possession of thc winde region.
Thc Vellowstone Park, far away and
to all but ti few inaccessible, should
Calico at 44- C
? ? Bes
wear as long as you wai
Reliable and Popular Bra
we arc going to sell the
lu- supplemented by tili? national
reservation, which is easily leached
by the great majority nf the people
of the I'ni ted States. Take your
map and you will lind that from
Huston on tba east around by I inf
falo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago,
and St. Louis to New Orleans, Jack
sonville, lind soon up to Washing
ton, every city on thc imaginary cir
cuit has railroad facilities bringing
it within one night's ride of Asheville,
the central point in thc lillie lJidge
and (irent Smoky country. Kstab
liidi a park lhere and people from
every large eily this side of the Mis
sissippi would be visiting it in large
numbers at all seasons of the year.
As an opportunity for conferring on
the citizens of ibo country a means
of great enjoyment this chance for
Congressional action is unique. Hut
that really would be only an incident
ol* the work. In lids elevated land
are multitudes of clear sweet streams,
delivering water lo the Atlantic
coast and to the Mississippi Uiver,
The divide is in thc possible park.
If the timber is all stripped from
these hills t ie streams will dry up
and the util in ate loss will be serious
and wide-spread. Leading citizens
of North Carolina and other States
adjoining have recently heh! a meld
ing and formeil themselves into the
Appalachain National Park Associa
tion, to push the park project. It
ought, to go w ithout much pushing.
All that is needed is lo get people
thinking about it.
Look at what the (tovernincnt
might do, and at w bat on the con
trary will be done if the National
(iovcrnment does not come in and
protect nature there. Once done
the mischief could never be undone.
The loss would not be local, but na
tional. K very bod y who fails to sci
the North Carolina mountains suf
fers a direct loss, whether he knows
it or not. Open the region to thc
whole country ami let these sights Ix
assured and available at all times
and the park would be one of tin
most popular resorts ol' thc l'nite<
Congress ought to jump at lin
chancr lo get possession of the great
tract, :it least ,r)(M),(IIK) acres, said ti
be purchasable now at hardly mon
than nominal ligures. Thc cost ol
a single battleship would give us lill
park, available for fut ure generation:
as well as for ourselves. It is lo bi
hoped thc commit lee will set tin
work going early and carry it to tin
success that the American peopb
will wish for it and for themselves.
SITH fog THU .\ IM'AI.ACMAIN N Al ll IN A I
There seems to be an iinprcssioi
in certain quarters that the Appaln
chain National Park Association ii
their Pe* il inn to Congress have askei
foi ?be appointment of a Comm tssioi
to investigate some one certain sec
t ion of I he ( ! rent Smoky .Mountain.'
From thc time the Park matter wa
lirsl l.iken up here in Asheville it ha
has been thc policy ol those most in
leresled that the question of sit
should not be definitely considere
at all until alter Congress has a|
pointed a ( i itu tn issie \\ to invol
gate the whole region. A map lu
been prepared of tho section alon
the Stale linc between Teiinessc
and North Carolina ami boundain
drawn around this section (d' coin
try wherein great natural ad van
ages lie, and the establishment of
Park ((Mild probably be brougl
about. The Associat ion has endorse
this .site ns one oftbe locations wilie
they Would call to thc at teni ion i
the Commission, if the appointmei
of such a Commission was secure*
but they wish it distinctly uiiderstiH
that Ibis iii no way mus) bc const rue
as giving this point preference ovi
any oilier. The idea of the Assort
lion is I hat, when the proper t in
comes to point out all the dilfei'ei
sites in Western North Carolin
K?stern Tennessee, Northern (?eorg
ami Noi l hei n Si.nth Carolina, whei
available sitis are localed, and
place ol any person feeling thal h
Merits. . .
rt Standard Dril
it them to
lids of Footwear sold fron
goods. 1 am overstocked
certain section has boen in any way
slighted at this time, th? olhVors ol'
tin1 association uro anxious that all
interested parties will prepare, or
have prepared, in ups, drawings or
other descriptions of sections in their
iir mediate neighborhood, wherein
available locations and sections of
natural advantages and beauty can
bc found. Moreover, it would be of
great assistance to thc association if
all this data would bc prepared as
soon as possible and sent to the sec
retary al Asheville. Further, if the
appointment of a commission is
secured, all interested parlies will
certainly be noll lied to appear before
this commission ami present their
arguments pertaining to the sections
in which they arc interested, or in
which they think the most natural
advantages are to bc found. When
thc Hind bill is reported back from
the Congressional committee, if ibis
bill be favorable toward the object
of the association, such bill will refer
to the whole section of Western
North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee,
Northern Coorgia and Northern
Catari h Cannot he Cured
hy local applications, as they cannot
reach tho diseased portion of the ear.
There is only on?* way to cure deafness,
ami that is hy constitutional remedies, i
Deafness is caused hy an inllamed con
dition of thc mucous lining of thc eusta
chian t ube. When this lube gets inflamed
you have a rumbling; sound or imperfect
hearing;, and when it is entirely (dosed
deafness is the result, and unless tho
inflammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hearing will he destroyed forever. Nine :
eases out of len arc caused hy catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condi- !
tiou of tho mucous surfaces.
1-'. J. CH KN KV A- CO., Proprietors,
Sold hy diuggists, 7~>e. Hall's Family
Tills are the best.
BRANDED IT AS TREASON.
Hot Adair in tho Senate A Statement By
Aeuiinaldo Olfcrod lor Record.
When th1! Senate convened Wed
nesday Mr. Hale, of Maine, made a
partial report o? tl c conference com
mittee on the urgent deficiency bill, j
It was adopted and further confer
ence was requested.
Mr. Pettigrew wished a statement
made by Aguinaldo to bc printed as
a document. He said if it was not
allowed he would fend the state
ment, and hereby get it. in the
Mr. Hawley, of Connecticut, said
he would object lo the reading as
treasonable. "It is giving aid and
comfort to tho enemy is what thc
Senator from South Dakota is doing
all the time," said Mr. Hawley.
Mr. Pettigrew asserted that thc
departments wert: holding back in
Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts,
objected to the Aguinaldo statement
because it was a mass of falsehood.
Mr. Spooner thought it about time
to draw a line upon thc constant,
daily suit ol" Aguinaldo against thc
I'nitcd States. He said no state
ment of a man in arms against the
I'nitcd Slates should be placed on
the records of the Senate. ItWOtlhl,
he thought, be construed as encour
agement to those in insurrection
against thc Hag and authority ol' the
I 'nitcd States.
Mr. Sewell, of New .Jersey, said be
was not in favor of thc Philippines
acquisition, bul m> matter what his
personal opinions were he supported
the Hag when it was attacked. Ile
deprecated beyond measure thc
action of thc Senator from South
Dakota, and under tho circumstances
he was a traitor to the country in
supporting thc arch traitor id the
I'llilcd Slates who bad sold himself
lo Spain, and betrayed his own
country. Ile characterized the pro
ceedings as monstrous.
Senator Pettigrew made a reply
that was withering because of HH
contempt tor thc opinions of the
Tal MRI S;MTRT?I t H S?. i AllS.
had Hi*t < .Hirth Sj rup. TMIM Quod, ll io |JQ
Cf] In limo. Pohl hy ilriiutfluti. IH
Ils at 5 Cents,
i any market,
and must unload.
Mack Perry's Questions Answorcil.
TA MA ss H u, S. C., February Ul.- .
ICdilors Courier : As Mr. .Mack
l*erry has asked some one lo tell him
something about thc line fence, ami
as it is the desire of sundry citizens
along thc fence, I beg leave to an
swer through ymir columns his quos- |
tions as near as I eau, though he had
au opportunity lo read the law in
your paper immediately after the
act was passed. ICvory one ought
to play thu part of a benefactor and
the people in the mountains have a
chance to have what suits them
when it will not hurt others.
The law was passed about one j
year ago. This line fence runs from !
a point on Challooga river to a
point on Kcowee river. The land- I
hoblers, farms through which this j
fence runs and the people who live
above the line, or any one within the
limits of the law, reaping the bene
fits of the pasture, will build and
keep up the fence. Any one living
below will neither be called on nor
taxed lo support the fence. The
law proviiles a tax of ft 1.fri) or three
days work on the fence per year.
If I am not mistaken, there were
three supervisors appointed, namely,
J. II. Wigington, Jesse Lay, Jr.,
and L. A. King, with the former to
appoint as many overseers as they
deemed necessary to look after the
building and repairing of the fence.
The Slate of North Carolina is
the farm that lies at the upper edge '
of this pasture; Georgia on the
west and l'iekcns county on the
Mast. Those immediately below the
I have sold my i
of goods and busin
ducted by me at the
In the future I can b<
Stand, two doors
where I will have *
ing, Shoes, Hats,
'I'll KSK COODS Wild. UK 1TIKSH /
OKI) STOCK 1
Call ami sec mc ami 1 will treat you
you want to buy or not.
"bli. Sells It Tor Less."
line can turn cattle in the pasture.
The immediate parties arc those
whose farms the fence touches.
As lo (cueing the tenable land
above the fence: If I were going lo
plant il crop above thc fence I would
fence it if I did not want the stock
to cat it up. The fence is not let
by shares, only as is prescribed by
The surest plan to know just bow
many rails it will take to build it is
to count the same. The cost will be
greater to not build it than it will
to build it.
.Mack, let it be a blockade shebang
or what il may ; lets you and me In
sure wc don't let Mr. Corbin catch
us in one. If we do he will change
our place ot boarding to the \V. \V.
.Moss house and I have heard lie will
not let his boarders go very far from
home, ami thal would not, suit you
and me very well. So, Mack, let us
keep our hands clean, ami then wc
will not pace ?ff when wc think we
arc going to meet an ollieer of the
law. .1. li. C \ s i UKI.I..
I. in TO 1. COOK,
WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEA
SON-MORGAN STICKS TO THE SUBJECT.
III!; DISCUSSION^WAXES WARM.
Thorp is Blood on Ihe Moon-Tho Firing ol
Guns Hoard in the Distance Sic Him.
ltimrutt, February 12.-Editors
Courier : We notice that Mr. J. A.
Cook, in rt ply to our communication
of tin. UGth ultimo, beginn as usual
trying to divert the minds of the
people, lie commences with .Sam
.Iones' saying, "It is the hit ?log that
hollers." He continues by sating:!
"Ile hears 1). .1. .Morgan, of Ketti rn,
howling mournfully." How eau wc
keep from howling when so many
other dogs are howling? lie has
misquoted me, but wc think this is
one of his many ways of bulldozing
people. You will notice that bc
went back to last year, and claims
that I said I could make seven bales
of cotton per acre, which 1 deny.
Von will recollect that Mr. Cook
said last year that the kind of cotton
we needed was thc kind that made
one boll to thc stalk or one bale to
ten acres. In reply I, "1). .1. M.,"
said the kind wc needed was a grade
that would make seven bales per
acre, and we produced proof that it
was possible. We did not say that
seven bales per acre could be pro
duced in Oconee, for this county is
not adapted to cotton raising.
Now, ?Mr. Cook, don't bc so un- 1
reasonable. Let us agree to dis- j
agree. The reason I say yon are :
unreasonable is because a year ago, j
in a controvery with Dr. Johns, you ;
were advocating the same principles I
you are now lighting.
Mr. Cook says "every man in this
country knows that this is a gross
misrepresentation of my letter, ?ind
its intentions ari' for au injustice,
and such statements are demoraliz
ing." Mr. Cook, you have miscon
strued my meaning, nor was thc in
tention au injustice tn regard to ihe
negroes. Wc don't advocate every
thing, but we do advocate this : That
the employers should give the white
laborers of this country preference
over the negroes. Hut to the con
t . . .
.7. . . . : . I
nterestin the stock
Less formerly con
I Ritter store room,
e found at the Nield
east of Postoffice,
i full line of Cloth
IND NKW-NOT AN AHTIOI.K OK
N Tl!H LOT.
right. Will he glad to SIT you whether
trary. On the majority of the large
farms the darky has preference or
the while man has to work for the
same wages the negro gets. If this
was not the case there wouldn't be
so many poor white men like you
speak of-not able lo send their
children to school. If you treat
those poor white men and negroes
alike on the farm, why is it not just
and right to treat them alike in the
matter of schooling. I expect you
will th i ilk this is another wheel in
We do not think that (?od re
quires us to give any of our income
to the dispensary mob nor to tri Hillg
noss. This brings me back to thc
principle where I started. Mr. Cook
has timi! to divert the minds of thc
people until it seems that wc have
not the thing we started with. There
is a principle that seems to exist in
the minds of some people that a
niau who docs not own properly
hasn't the same right to vote on any
issue that might come up. Where I
differ with you, Mr. Cook, is that
you pince such a low estimation on
tho poor boys of our country. It
seems that you hold theil] no higher
in your estimation than the negro.
I And you convoy the same idea in
your communication in reply to me,
speaking of these poor boys ns
tramps and vagabonds. Of courue
you must mean tho poor boys ot' our
country. We are ?tili on the samo
class of pcoplo you started out with
-the class that had no property
for you said if the roads were worked
by taxation there was a class that
wovdd not pay anything. I did not
say ? was expecting a pcnlccostial
feast, but thought it might bo best
for you in your obi days. Neither
did I insinuate eovotcousness. Now
Mr. Cook says what will the average
eiti/.on of our country think of the
above conglomeration of penny wise,
pound foolish, socialistic, anarchist,
communism ? Such ideas as these
were found very common among tho
stragglers and vagabonds of the tail
end of Coxey's army. Now what
Would thc average citizen say about
using such language as the above
about a gentleman ?
I have no desire to overthrow the
government. Now recollect wdtat I
said, That if Mr. Cook was willing
we would have the land contiscatcd.
The average citizens know I am no
cut-throat nor outlaw, have never
violated the dispensary, nor have i
purchased a drop of whiskey since
the dispensary law bas been in ope
ration in this State.
1). J. MOKOAN.
Report ot Stale Superintendent of Education.
Tho report of Slate Superintend
ent of Public Schools McMahan bas
just been published and is full of
interest and of food for thought. It
shows that last year the counties
had and spent for public Behool?
$827,000. The total number of pu
pils was 200,000, of whom 128,00(1
were whites ami 140,0(1 colored.
There were 62,12?. white boys and
(11,200 white girls and 08,780 col
ored boys and 77,001 colored girls
The total number of buildings is 2,
310 for whites, 1,730 for negroes,
There arc 5,003 teachers, 3,000 white
and 2,003 colored, who teach an
average of 80 pupils each for whites,
01 for colored. Tho average lengtl
of the session was 1.81 for the whitt
schools, 8.08 for the colored. Tin
white teachers were pani an average
of $154.00 each for the year, tilt
The South Carolina College Inn
1.8.8 students and a faculty of 12
The State appropriated for it $25,
OHO. This is an average of $133 foi
each student, whereas tho public
school pupil is allowed something,
over $3 a year and goes lo schoo
four months, [curman l'nivers?tj
and Wofford Coll?ge have 181 stu
dents each and do not ask tho Stat?
for anything but a chance to live, an
open field and no favors.
Winthrop College, State institu
lion, has o l I students while Con
verse, private institution, bas 452
The Presbyterian College forwomci
at Columbia comes next in tin
female institutions with 154, tin
(.loenville Female College following
dos . after with 150.
The South Carolina Military
Academy had 1 1 1 cadets, 08 bene
liciary and lo pay, ami the Slat
allowed it $20,000-n cost of $201 ?
year foi each cadet, against $3.50 ;
year for tho public school pupils.
The $45,000 paid for the two i nat i
tutions would pay the salaries of 20!
white teachers who would tench
according lo hist year's averager
10, f?12 children. The question seem
to be whether it is better for th
State to give 231 young men highc
education or 10,512 white childre
the opportunity lo learn lo read a*,
write. Fach student and cadet re|i
resents now 4ft children deprived o
the bare necessities of an educado
that b" may enjoy the luxuries.
Froc ol Charge.
Any adult suffering from a cohl nettle
on the brennt, bronchitis, throat or hm
tronidos of any nature who will cali at. .
11. Darby's will he presented with
sample hollie of llosoheo's (?crina
Syrup, freo of charge. Only one betti
?.j von to ono person, and none to childre
without order from parents.
No throat, or Inn)' remedy ever ha
siudt a sale as l?oschcc's (?crinan Syrti
in all parts of the civilised worh
Twenty years ago millions of hotth
were given away, and your druggist wi
tell you its success was marvelous, lt.
really the only Throat anil I.uni' limned
generally endorsed hy physicians. Ol
7? cent bottle will cure or prove its vahe
.Sold hy dealers in ali civilized coondie
Mr. Kit bard's hil) to regulate the a
]ioi I ion incnl of heneliciai y sholarsbips
State colleges passed second reading
the House. Thursday. The hill provid
that lhere he two croups of school di
Irids in each county- the graded schoe
ill on? group, tho rural district in a
oilier. The scholaiships shall alterna
from one group to the oilier and give ?
an equal showing.
Makes the food more ch
ROYAl BAXII.0 rO'
LATIMER AT WORK.
Ho is Trying to Got Moro Soods for His Agri
WASHINGTON, february i).-Rep
resentative Latinier is encountering
further trouble with the naval cadet
ship in bis district, although it is not
sensational as thc circumstances sur
rounding tht now celebrated Max
well case. !t will bc remembered
thal Maxwell was forced to resign,
because it was discovered, after Mr.
Latinier had had a lively word com
bat with Commandant MoNair, that
thc cadet had misrepresented the
case to Mr. Latinier. It was the in
tention of Mr. Latinier to appoint
S. I). Pearman, a student of Clem
son College, to thc vacancy thus
created, as he was the alternate of
Maxwell originally. Upon investi
gation it was ascertained that rear
man will bc 1?H years obi this month
and bc cannot go to Annapolis for
examination before the middle of
May next. By that lime he will be
beyond thc age limit, which requires
that candidates arc not eligible for
examination after they are '.?H. Mr.
Latinier made an effort to have
lViarnian given a special examina
tion before he reaches bis 20th year,
but 'he Secretary of Navy decided
that ' ic existing law will not sanc
tion melin proceeding. Under the
circa, istanccs Uearman is barred out
and Mr. I.alinier will give all thc
young men in his district an oppor
tunity to enter into competition for
the designation for appointment to
Annapolis. There will bc no favori
tism shown by Mr. Latinier, as bc
proposes to throw the contest open
to every while boy in his district
who is qualified by age, education or
otherwise. A committee will bc
selected to conduct thc examination
and t'ne best boy should win.
MK. I. A Tl M Kit WANTS MOCK S K K KS.
Pending consideration of thc agri
cultural appropriation bill by thc
j house committee on agriculture Hep
j rcsontative Latinier is striving to
j have certain amendments to that
; measure adopted by thc committee,
j which will bc of direct bene lit to
: the farmers of South Carolina and
'other agricultural States. Ho pro
poses lo double the appropriai iou to
, bc used for the purchase of seed
i intended for distribution by mein
I hers of Congress; also for an increase
in thc appropriation lo be expended
in experiments in growing grass and
i oilier vegetation for pasturage.
! Under existing law *i;>i>,<)(!<i is
I appropriated for thc-seed division of
I the agricultural department. Of
j that amount >j!6-l,000 is expended for
; seed alone, and the balance of the
! appropriation is used for clerk hire
?and incidental expenses connected
I with the distribution ol' seed. The
j sum allotted to the members of the
House aggregates about ? I<1,000, so
that each Representative's quota of
seed for distribution among his
? constituents is fi,(inti packages.
.Mr. Lnti mer's proposed Amend
ment provides for au addi
tional appropriation of * 10,000,
so that cudi member will have I",
000 packages to circulate among the
fanners of his district. Strong
i arguments have been submitted in
support of the proposition and the
committee seems to be favorably dis
! posed to grant the request.
The last appropriation for experi
ments with grasses was ' 12,000 and
Mr. Latinier proposes to increase
\Vh?\t doon it do? It makes tho hair
soft and (donny, precisely ns induro
i i ntended. It clenmos Oin m-nlp from
dandruff and thus removes one of tho
great cannes of baldness, It makes a
hotter circulation in the scalp and stops
tho hair from coining ont. Ami it ro
istered color to gray or white hair.
$1.00 a bottle kohl hy all druggists.
fi Provonts anti lt
ll yon An not ..Ul ni o nil III? l.onoflU you
(tl|iorl?il from tho usn of III? Vl^..r, wi ,to
UKI One lol nh..ul ll.
Atlilreu, nu. J. e. AV KU,
i jj BAKING
dicious and wholesome
VOcR CO., NtW YORK.
that amount to $(20,000, to be ox
pcndod under tho dircotiou of tho
agrastologisl of tho department. In
support ol" Iiis amendment Mr. Lati
mer sa} ; much of thc farm land? in
thc Southern States has been worn
out growing colton, and it ?H desir
able that further efforts lie made to
discover snell grasses as may be suc
cessfully grown in the Southon)
country, thus increasing the facilities
for converting worn out land into
pastures for cattle raising, a growing
industry all through the South.
When Secretary Wilson visited
Warsaw College, some time ngo, ho
delivered a speech in which he urged
the farmers ol' the South to diversy
their crops and suggested cattle rais
ing as a profitable substitute for
some of tho crops now produced
with little or no prolit in certain sec
tions. In the meantime experiments
have been in progress with a view to
ascertaining what grasses cnn bo
.successfully grown in the Southern
States. To encourage these experi
ments Mr. La ti mer presented to the
department of agriculture, through
Secretary Wilson, fifteen aeres of
ground from his own farm and ox
i periments aro going on.
lu certain quarters there isa dis
position to discontinue tho experi
ments and make no further appro
priation to be expended in that di
reclion under tho agrastologist di
vision. In view ol' thc encouraging
lesulls obtained by thc department,
: and the universal interest in grass
growing throughout the South, the
.suggestion to strike out tho appro
priation will not only bu stubbornly
contested in the committee and on
the Door ol' thc House, but a united
effort will bc made to increase the
appropriation, in accordance with
Mr. La ti in er's amendment. Ile Bays
Secretary Wilson is in favor of con
tinuing the experiments, and agents
of the department have obtained
samples of grass from all parts of thc
world with tho hope of find
ing a grass which may bc
successfully and abundantly grown
I in thc prolific Southland. Thus
far the experiments in cattle raising
I in South Carolina, Georgia and con
! liguons States have been exceedingly
encouraging, and there is a pros
' peet ahead for those farmers who,
i until recently, were discouraged by
! having large tracts of apparently
valueless lands upon which they are
obliged to pay taxi's. A concerted
' movement is going forward in Con?
gross in behalf of thc cultivation of
pasture lauds in that section and any
opposition to lin continuance of
pending experiments .viii be resisted
in the House ami the Senate.
To Reform Seed Distribution.
! \\'ASH INO ION, Kel i rna ry I.-Kopresen
I (alive Kati mer is working hard to so
? cure sunm reform in the method of seed
[ distribution through ('(ingress. Ile has
made three propositions to Ibo agricul
j tu ral committee which bas con sid oration
; of thc subject. Ile would either abolish
! the distribution of seeds through Con
gress altogether; would have all tho im
i proved varieties of seeds thal can be sc
I cured by the (iovernmcnl sent to tho ex
periment stations of the States for ox
I p?riment purposes, the resultant seeds
I to bc sent by tho agricultural depart
. incuts of the Stales lo the people; or, if
lhere is to be a eontiuuatic > of the indis
I criminate sending of seeds to the people
through ( 'ongressioii.il channels he would
i have Hie amount sent at least doubled,
j in his talk lo lite committee he haspoint
1 e I out. thal the present plan results in
; ut:fuil' discriminations. If there is to be
wholesale distribu? ion by Congressmen
he Uni.ks enough seed should bc placed
al tho disposal of thc members of tho
i Semite and the House so nobody will be
slighted. Mr. Kal i mer's own ?dca is that
only the improved varieties should ho ne
cured by the (?overnniciit, this being the
evident intention of tho original law, and
that these should hi; sent out through tho
experiment stations; but he has given no
tice thal if the committee sticks to the
old plan be will move an amendment to
Hie Appropriation Ait doubling the
murnini for Ibis purpose, so all thc peo
plc can enjoy the benefits and not a
j favored few.
Mr. I.atimei is in favor of an appiopria
lion id < nc million dollars for rural mail
delivery. Ile says ibo ten deliveries in
i bis district have demonstrated the wis
dom of lite system and ho wants the
hem lils generally extended.
Having had his election to tho position
, of Slate Kii|iim Commissio lor duly con
tinued hy the Senate, by a voto of lil to
III, Mr. .1. lt. I )outhH ha- ten
j dered bis resignation to the State
Hoard. He says he only sought vindi
cation, ami having received il, he is glad
Ito reine to pi iv.ile lite, where ho can
give attention In bis own liihiim?y