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TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE AND IT MUST FOLLOW AS THE NIGHT THE DAY, THOU CANS'T NOT THEN BE FALSE TO ANY MAN.
BY JAYNE?, SHELOIt, SMITU ? STECK.
WAI.IHA.L1JA, SOUTH CA KOLI NA, ?EO. IO, 100O.
NEW SERIES, NO. 142.-VOLUME M.-NO, 81.
CJ . "W . ?Al
"IHt LAND OF THE SKY.
AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM SAPPHIRE.
IMPROVEMENTS REING MADE.
WORKING FOR IMTIOUL PARK.
Thc Toxaway Comoany Will Build Another
Laroo Lake Next Summor-Probability ol
an Electric Car or Automobile Line.
Sapphire, N. C., December 17.
Editors Courier : I can sit here on
the top of old Hog Back mountain
and look down on good old Walhalla,
Seneca, and in fact I can see for
over one hundred miles on a clear
day, and at night I can see the elec
tric lights in the city o' Greenville,
which it? sixty-five miles (air line)
from here. It seems 1 could step
over on tho Balsam Bange and the
Great Smokies, too. "Pisgir, with
her rat," owned by Cousin Geo. Van
derbilt, is as plain as your hand, so
is Mt. Mitchell, and on the 10th all
were white with snow. It was a
grand show from here.
I nm in charge ol a hunting lodge,
owned by some Northern gentl men.
In summer hundreds come he . to
seo the sun risc, and for grandeur it
is next to Mt. Mitchell. Pour of us
patrol these peaks to koop out hunt
ers. Bear, deer, panther, bob cot
turkey and pheasant are plentiful.
This company owns many thousands
of acres and gives employment to
many people at good wages in farm
ing, mining, milling, building hotels,
lakes, etc. They are very kind and
considerate of their help. Their
general manager and foreman are
gentlemen. Tho company owns a
line hotel with all modern improve
ments at Brevard, and have two fin
?shed up here. "Fah'Hold Inn" and
its lake of pure, clear mountain
water is a picture, and here in Hum
mer you can see steamers loaded
with health-seekers plowing up and
down tho lake, which is several miles
long. The country about the hotel
is aglow with electric lights, hiving
here is cheap. All is peace and
plenty and a spade is called a spade.
I um told either an electric rail
road or automobiles will connect this
place with Toxaway station, the pres
ent hear! ol" the steam road. This
company owns the steam road out to
I [andersonville, some thirty-live
milos. This rpad was about dead.
The old company ol ai mod it. did not
pay expenses, but now it is a "mint,"
and equipped as well as the South
ern, and two trains meet the South
ern at 11 endorsen vii le daily.
There is to be another lake built
next summer which will cover many
thousands ol' acres, and will bo sec
ond to none.
Telephone lines go everywhere.
You can call up Asheville from this
hotel on top of old Hog Back, which
is near 0,000 feet up in the clouds.
This Company is endeavoring to
interest Bucle Sam in these forests,
and 1 do hopi) they will succeed, as
this and Whitewater combined would
make a National Bark which is san
to bo a blessing to the South. This
is surely God's country, and will one
day be the garden spot ol' the South.
Come np, Messrs. Bdilors, and eat
yenisei! with inc Its the National
Y ??*iS'OP/trn ruc io m.
J K N I G II
a, S. ?O.
dish up here, ami this is a poor
? soe lots of old Oconco county
people here-Messrs. Alexander,
Bishop and many others whom I
cannot now recall.
This is the place to come, as I
haven't seen ono doctor, yet-you
don't need them. I advise the poor
man to keep away from the factory
and city, and to develop and culti
vate their valleys, keep your health
and be content. Sorrow, sin and
death lurk in every big town, ami
never take a family of innocent little
children there. If you do you will
surely regret it. God has given tho
people of this part of the South the
very best climate, land, water and
air on the face of the globe, and hero
we should remain and learn to bo
content and happy.
With best wishes, I am, .r. Q. c.
When yon need a soothing and healing
antiseptic, application for any purpose,
uso the original Dewitt's Witch Hazel
Salve, a well known euro for piles and
skin diseases. It lu?ais sores without,
leaving a sear. He ware of counterfeits.
J. W. Hell.
Nothing was known of sorghum
cane in the South until about 1800.
It was then only usod for syrup.
The seeds were fed to tho animals,
but often ont off and left in tho
fields. The syrup was a great bless
ing to the South during tho civil
war. Great efforts have been made
by chemists to make sugar from the
syrup, but tip to this date they have
failed. For years the greatest value
of the cane was considered to lu; thc
syrup, lt is superior to tho "black
strap," centrifugal stuff and glucose
mixtures now on the market. But re
cently sorghum has assumed and
asserted itself as the most prolific
forage that can be raised in tho
South. Leaving the syrup value off,
it is worth all tho time and trouble
roquired in growing and curing it.
It is excellent when used in a silo.
Il" fed from thc; field, it is perhaps
most valuable. There are perhaps a
half do/.en or more varieties ol' cane.
The Amber is the earliest and every
farmer should plant a small lot of
that so as to have forage three weeks
earlier than he could get from the
late Varieties. Then he should plant
the lator kinds after deep prepara
tion, thinning it so as to make large
stalks and plenty of seed. That
COtlld be cut and fed as it ripens to
hogs, mules and cattle. A lot of it
ready to cut just, before! a killing
frost could be cut and stacked and
that would last till thc first of Janu
ary, Mules will keep in fine condi
tion on sorghum (sane alone, or with
sorghum and half rations of corn
they will keep in fino condition. But
the most wonderful results arc pro
duced by sowing about two bushels
of sorghum cane to the acre. If
upland is sown it should bc thor
oughly subsoiled and harrowed and
fertilized fairly well. If bottom land
that will make about ?il) bushels of
corn to tho acre is sown, manure will
not bo necessary. With favorable
seasons, it is said that one acre will
make from 1*2 to 17 tons of good
hay, every stalk of which stock will
cal. No professional farmer will
do without sorghum cane next year,
for it will be greatly needed.
THE BOARD HAS TRIED TO MAKE THEM
AS IRON-CLAD AS POSSIBLE.
FRAUDS PRAGI?D BY UPPUMS
In tho Past Mako a Moro Strict Form of
Application Nocossary In Ordor to Protoct
tho State and Dosorvlng Applicants.
Tho State Pension Hoard met in
Columbia on December Otb, and,
among other important matters, took
up tho question of pension frauds
and adopted a new fori . of applica
tion for pension, which it nopes will
have the effect of confining the pen
sions to those legitimately entitled
to them. Strange as it may seem,
it is the hardest thing in tho world
to keep fraud out of even so small a
thing as tho Slate pensions. Al
though the State is not able to pay
over $10 or $15 a year to tho major
class of its pensioners, yet there are
some who do not hesitate to commit
fraud and deception, and by taking
pensions thus compel others who are
entitled to them to take less than
they ought to get. Men have been
found who have been getting pen
sions from the Federal government
and then applying for pensions to
Thc following is the form adopted
for the most general class of appli
To tho County Pension Hoard :
Thc undersigned applies for a pen
sion under Act of General Assembly,
approved 19th day of February,
1000. I was a member of Company
I - -, regiment-. I havo reached
the age of -years. My wife's
income and mine, from all sources, is
not in excess of $75. I ri side at
-, in-county, South
Carolina, and have resided there
since 18-. I enlisted in Company
-, regiment-, in 18-,
Captain-, and served until
18-. I was discharged in-.
(Give reasons for being discharge.;
-. 1 have been on the pension
roll of South Carolina since 18-.
I am not on the pension roll or an
applicant for pension in any other
county in South Carolina, or any
other State, nor am I on the pension
roll, nor an applicant for pension
from the United States government.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this-day of-, 1000.
State of South Carolina, )
County of-. \
Personally appeared bofore mo,
---, who being duly sworn,
each of them deposes and says that
they know-, who is an appli
cant for a pension and they read the
said application. That they know
of their own knowledge that he was
a soldier in Company-, regiment
-, and that he rendered service
as therein stated. That be has re
sided in the State for-years.
That they are not on tho pension
roll nor applicants for pension.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this-day of-, 1000.
Slate of South Carolina, )
County of-. \
I,-, the Auditor of
county, aforesaid, hereby certify thal
Mr.-returns for taxation real
estate at $-; personal property at
$-; total at $-. His wife.
Mrs.-, returns for taxation
real estate at $-; personal prop
erty at $-; total at $-. That
in my opinion the income derived
from this property, including their
income from all other sonnies, does
not exceed $75.
Witness my hand ami seal this
-day of-, 1000.
Slate of South Carolina, /
County of-. \
We, the undersigned County Pen
sion Hoard of --county, do
hereby certify that we havo made a
careful examination of tho applica
tion of -'-. Wc are of the
OpiniOti that the said applicant is
-entitled to a pension there
under for the. following reasons :
That he was-a bona fido soldier
-- in the late war between the
States as alleged in his petition.
That he is-years of age, and
that neither he nor his wife have an
income exceeding $75, from wages,
salary or from any other or all
sources combined. (Hore state, any
other reasons which inlluoneed the
board in granting or rejecting the
( iounty Pension Hoard.
The purpose, as will be seen, is to
throw every possible restriction
about the granting of tho application
and positivo identification of tho
Every pensioner in the State, of
all classes, will havo to raako out a
new application and have tho proper
certificates signed ns shown in tho
general form adopted.
Blanks will bo supplied to all par
tics. They aro now being printed
and will ho distributed just as soon
Deafness Cannot bo Cured
by local applications, as thoy cannot
I reach tho disoasod portion of tho ear.
Thoro is only one way to euro doafncs.i,
and that is by constitutional romodios.
Deafness is caused by au inllamod con
dition of tho mucous lining of tho oosta
cl ian tube When this tubogots inflamed
you havo a rumbling sound or imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is tho result, and unless tho
inflammation cnn bo takon out and this
tubo restored to its normal condition,
hearing will bo destroyed forovor. Niuo
cases out of ton are ci'iiscd by catarrh,
which is nothing but au inflamed condi
tion of the mucous surfaces.
Wo will givo one hundred dollars for
any case of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars freo.
F. J. CHENEY * CO., Proprietors,
Sold by druggists, 7">c. Hall's Family
Pills aro tho best.
The greatest height at which visi
ble elouds ever exist does not exceed
Air is about 815 times lighter than
The pressure of thc atmosphere
upon every square foot of the earth
amounts to 2,100 pounds. An ordi
nary BI/.od man, supposing his sur
faco to be l l square feot, sustaim
the enormous pressure of 30,IMC
Thc barometer falls one-tenth ol
an inch for every 78 feet of eleva
The violence of the expansion o
waler when freezing is sufficient t(
cleave a globe of copper of sucl
thickness as to require a forco o
27,000 pounds to produce the sam<
During the conversion of ice int?
water 140 degrees of heat aro ab
Water, whet) converted into steam
increases in bulk 1,800 times.
In one second of time-in on
boat of the pendulum of a clock
light travels 200,000 miles. Were
cannon ball shot toward the sun, am
were it to maintain full speed, i
would bo twenty years in reaching it
and yet light travels in this space i
sovon or oight minutes.
Strange -rn it may seem, a ball of
ton weight and another of an oune
weight, falling from any height, wi
reach the ground at the same tim?
j Heat does not increase as we ris
. above the earth nearer to tho sui
! but decreases rapidly until, boyon
! thc regions of the atmosphere, i
void, it is estimated that the cold
about 70 degrees below zero. Til
line of perpetual frost at the equi
tor is l.r),()0() feet altitude, 18,00
feet between the tropics, and 4,0(1
to 0,000 feet between the latitude
of IO and 10 degrees.
At a depth of 4f> feet under groun
thc temperature of thc earth is un
I form throughout the year.
In Hummer time, the season (
ripening moves northward at the rat
of about ten miles a 'lay.
The human ear is so sensitive till
it can hoar a sound that lasts onl
the twenty-four thousandth part of
second. Deaf persona have soim
times conversed together throng
rods of wood held between the
j teeth, or held to their throats <
Sound travels at the rate of 1,1 <
foot por second-about ninetei
miles in a minute. So that if V
hear a clap of thunder half a minn
after the Hash we may calculate th
the discharge, of electricity is nil
and a half miles off.
Lightning cnn bo seen by relie
tioii at a distance of 200 miles.
The explosive force of closely co
lined gunpowder is six and a hi
tons to the square inch.
Hall's bl rca t Discovery fur Kidney a
One small bottle of Hall's (heat I)
COVOry enies all kidney and bladder tn
bles, removes gravid, cures diabet
seminal (unissions, weak ind lame bael
rheumatism and all irrogi 'antics of t
kidneys and bladder in both men a
women. Ungulates bladder troubles
children. If not sold by your druggl
will bo sent hy mail on receipt of $1.
One small bottle is two months' tie
meut, and will cure any caso above un
Honed. Dr. K. W. Hall, solo manuf
turor, P. O. Hox 020, St. Louis, Mo.
Send for testimonials. Sold by
St. Louis, Mo., Juno ?ri, l800.-*Thh
to certify that my wife has been troub
with pain in ber hack and left hip
years and thal in less than ten days af
Inking Dr. K. W. Hall's Kidney AL
cine all pain bad left, and she feels 1
a new woman, I). W. ('AIM.HI.K,
Clerk M., K. & T. H. H.,
108 N. Hioadwaj
OUR LAWS ARE, TO A GREATER OR LESS
Ol Responsibility lor tho Chcapnoss ot Lifo
by Bestowing "Hero Worship" on tho
Man who Has "Killed His Man."
Tho Atlanta Journal publishes an
editorial, "A National Shame," in
which it recites the statistics of
homicides in this country for several
years past, showing tho average to
bo something like twenty-soven a
day in thc United States, or about
ten thousand for this closing year of
tho century. It concludes as fol
"Why is human life less safe, in
this land of the free and homo of
thc brave than anywhere else on
earth where men claim to be even
"This is a great question, and it
will not do either to ignore it or to
make Hat denials of recorded facts
of which all decent citizens of this
community are heartily ashamed.
"Where is the philosopher who
will explain the reasons for the horrid
phenomenon to which we have al
Wo lay no claim to being a phi
losopher, but as an observer of cur
rent events we can cite a few rea
sons why the state of things exists
which the Journal deplores :
First, our criminal laws, either in
letter or spirit, and certainly in their
administration by the courts, lend to
the defence and escape of the mur
derer, rather than to the protection
of society and thc avenging of the
death of the murdered man.
Second, our juries do not want to
send a man to thc gallows, and will
seizi! upon tho veriest quibbles of
law and the most strained theories
of the evidence to escape their duty
under their oaths of Unding a verdict
in accordance with the law and the
Third, our law against carrying
concealed weapons is a farce both in
its letter and its enforcement.
Fourth, society instead of turning
its back upon murderers and making
them feel the weight of their offence
against it, rather pats tho man upon
the back who has killed his man, and
makes him a hero in the sight of
our young men instead of an out
Thoso are some of the reasons, wo
think, that lend to the frequent homi
cides and acquittals which disgrace
our society and our courts of justice.
To elaborate, somewhat, the reasons
we have assigned above we think the
law which presumes the innocence of
the prisoner is decidedly overworked
in the defendant's behalf. It is a
humane and perhaps wise provision
that the prisoner shall come before
the jury with the presumption of
innocence, but when that presump
tion has been upset by the proven
fact of the killing by tho defendant,
nothing more should be heard of it
in the trial. On the contrary, hav
ing taken the life of a human being
the presumption should then be that
he did it unlawfully, and the burden
of proof should be upon him to show
that he was justified, "This is tho
plain letter of the law," some one
replies. Yes, but how strictly are
thc lawyers held to it? How ninny
murder cases are argued in the courts
in which wc hear the lawyers for the
defendant claiming "the presumption
of innocence" for their client in thc
Again, the law of reasonable doubts
is strained to the point of absurdity,
and we hear lawyers argue to the jury
that their client comes before them
with the presumption of innocence in
his favor and despite the evidence they
have heard from the stand tending
to incriminate him, still if there is
any other theory of the killing that
is possible to have occurred besides
that charged by the State, and which
would tend to create a doubt on
their minds, then they must give the
prisoner tho benefit of tho doubt and
acquit him. Jurors who are not
anxious to send an acquaintance, or
the relative of an acquaintance to
the gallo A's are too ready to seize
upon some ingenious theory of the
erinn vhioh the defendant's lawyer
accomodatingly provides for the
purpose of furnishing them with thc
loophole of a reasonable (?) doubt.
Auothoi law which is strained to
the point of absurdity is that con
cerning tho "fears of a reasonable
man," If a man will make the
statement that his viol im had put
his hand behind him in a threatening
manner, and that thereupon, actu
ated hy the fears of a reasonable
man, ho had killed him in solf-de
fonse, tho avorago juror jumps at
tho chance to acquit him by giving
him tho "benefit of tho doubt,"
though thoro may not havo been
anything in tho oircuniBtanccs of tho
murder to Bupporl this theory, and
tho aotual testimony may show that
tho murdered man never had a woa
pon and was not lu tho habit of car
rying one. Thc man who will want
only commit murder will mako tho
necessary statement to justify it, and
yet our law, while not subjecting tho
prisoner to cross examination on his
statement, tells the jury that they
may believe his statement in prefer
ence to tho sworn testimony in tho
One of the most prolific sources
of homicides is the cowardly practice
of carrying concealed weapons, and
yet when a man is on trial for this
offence our law perpetrates thc
crowning absurdity of requiring tho
State to provo "beyond a reasonable
doubt" that thc weapon was con
cealed. What reason has a man for
carrying a weapon in a policed com
munity, or under ordinary conditions
in any of our counties ? If none,
then when he has a weapon the pre
sumption should bo that it was car
ried for an unlawful purpose, and tho
burden of proof should bc upon him
to show that it was legally carried.
When a man is arrested with a wea
pon in his possession, or uses a wea
pon in a diflioulty the legal presump
tion should be that ho was carrying
it concealed, and be should bc re
quired to show to the court that ho
was in the habit of carrying his wea
pon openly and establish beyond a
reasonable doubt that it was legally
carried at the time.
If every man who uses a pistol in
any diflioulty or who is arrested with
a pistol in his possession is promptly
arraigned before the county judgo
for carrying a concealed weapon, and,
unless he can prove beyond a reason
able doubt that he carried it openly,
is sentenced, without exception, to
pay a fine of $100 or servo three
months on the public works, the-o
would be a marvellous decrease in
twelve months. Every publication
in thc country contains advertise
ments of cheap pistols, every gun
store and every pawnshop is filled
with them, and nearly every trilling
vagabond in the country, as well as
a great many men in moro respecta
ble surroundings, carry them in their
pockets. Then all that is needed is
a little bad whiskey or a trifling dis
pute to provoke a homicide. When
thc law against concealed weapons
is made rational, and its enforcement
is uniform and positive, with a fixed
and substantial penalty for violations,
wc will see a marked falling off in
crime in a very short time.-Augusta
Look atyourtongue. la lt coated?
Then you havo a bad taste In your
mouth every morning. Your appe
tite ls poor, and food distresses you.
You have frequent headaches and
aro often dizzy. Your stomach ls
weak and your bowels are consti
pated. There's a reliable cure :
Don't take a cathartic doss and
then otop. Botter take a laxative
dooo oech nlfzht, Just enough to
causo ono good free movement the
day following. You feel better the
very next day. Your appetite return?,
your dyopepela lo cured, your head
aches paos sway, your tongue clears
up, your llveracti well. m. AiidranUu
" I lmvo taken Ayer'o Pills for 88 years,
stul I consldor thom tho host made. One
pill does me moro jrood than half a box
o? ?ny other kind iiiavo ever tried."
Mrs. N. E. TAT.nov,
If Af oh 80, 1809. ^rrl^gton^Uns^
Tho following table has been com
piled with great care from many
sources up lo October 1st, 1800, and
shows the number of times tho veto
power has bron used by the twenty
two 1'residents up to that date :
Washington... '2 Taylor. G
Adams , . 0 Killmore. 0
Jefferson. 0 I'?oreo. 10
Madison. ?5 Buchanan. 4
Monroe. 1 Lincoln. 1
Adams. 0 Johnson. 21
Jackson . ll (bant. 2f>
Van Huron .... 0 Hays. 12
Harrison . 0 Garfield. 0
Tyler. 0 Arthur. 4
Polk. il Cleveland .Ill
1'resident Cleveland votoed 111
bills in eight months, while twenty
one Presidents vetoed lOfi hills
DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERACY
THEY MEET AT ROCK HILL IN THE FIFTH
VERY REPRESENTATIVE DELEGATION.
A Delightful Lunch Served by tho Presidont
of the City Union of Women's Clubs-A
Profitable and Harmonious Meeting. ]
Tho fifth annual convention of the | f
South Carolina Daughters of the
Confederacy was held in Kook Hill ,
last Wednesday and Thursday.
Most of the Chapters throughout j
tho State wero represented and tho ?
visitors wore entertained in the j
homes of the Kock Hill ladies.
Tho convention was hold in tho'
Sunday school room of the Presby- (
terian chureh whioh was artistically
decorated in tho Confederate colors.
Pictures of Confederate command
ers were hung on tho willis and a
handsome banner of the Catawba
Rifles occupied a prominent place.
Tho convention was called to order
Wednesday morning by Mrs. Thomas '
Taylor, of Columbia, tho President]
of the organization.
Miss Paulino Davis, ono of Kock
Hill's most charming young ladies,
made the address of welcome, which
was responded to by Mrs. James]
Conner, of Charleston ; after which
the usual routine of a convention oc
cupied tho attention of tho ladies
At 1 o'clock the ladies were in
vited to the home of Mrs. A. E.
Smith, the President of the City
Union of Women's .Clubs, where a
delightful lunch was served. Tho
rooms were decorated in the colors
of the different clubs in tho Union,
and the ladies were received by thc
charming women who make up the
Club lifo of Kock Hill.
In thc afternoon many interesting
reports of thc Chapters were made
by the Daughters.
A Committee on Historical Re
search made an interesting and elabo
rate report which was read by Miss
Mary Poppenhcim. Thc object of
this committee is to gather together
reminiscences, personal experiences
during tho war, thc story of wayside
hospitals, ifcc, and when enough ma
terial has been gathered up to pub
lish in substantial book form. The
object is a most worthy one and will
bo a successful one.
Mrs. Norman V. Randolph was in
attendance upon tho convention and
was accorded the privilege of tho
fioor. She is chairman of thc Cen
tral Committee of tho Jefferson
Davis Monument Fund, and she
comes to South Carolina in the inte
rest of tho monument. Two years
ago this work was turned over to the
Daughters of thc Confederacy by thc
veterans with the sum of $'20,000 as1
The South Carolina Daughters
havo already contributed $020 from
the different Chapters and the State
Division appropriated $50, which
puts us third in the line of the larg
The Central Committee at Rich
mond has gotten out a Confederate
calendar whit h is quite a handsome
affair, to bo sold for the Davis monu
Mrs. Randolph spoke feelingly of
tho prison dead being buried at the
North and a sum of money was ap
propriated to remove their bodies
to Hollywood Cemetery at Rioh
The next convention will he held
at Sumter. Anderson and Spartan
burg extended invitations from tho
Veterans, tho Sons of Veterans, the
Business League and thc City Coun
cil. Sumter was represented at]
Kock Hill by Mrs. Altamont Moses
and Miss Graham.
Among tho social features of thc
convention was a reception by the
"Ann White Chapter" at the homo
of its President, Mrs. P. K. Kewell,
which was a delightful affair. Mrs.
Kewell wore a handsome pink dress]
and was assisted in receiving by Mrs.
Thursday night a reception was
tendered tho visitors by the Win
throp College Faculty and tho Col
lege Chaptor. Tho spacious parlors
were opened and a splendid musical
programme was rendered by way of
entertainment. Supper was served
in thc dining rooms, the young ladies1
of tho collego making charming
waitresses in thoir white dresses and
dainty caps. Souvenirs of bunches
of holly, tied with the Confederate
colors, were given the guests. Thc
young ladies of the College Chapter
wore dresses of white with red
sashes and colors.
Among tho most prominent women
in attendance was Miss Louisa B.
['oppenheim, the President of the
South Carolina F?deration of Wo
nan's Clubs. Miss Popponheiui has
joon very successful in Club work
throughout the State.
Tho News and Courier was ably
'oprescntod by Mrs. August Kohn.
\nderson sent an energetio delega
tion in Mrs. J. E. Broa/.ealo and Mrs.
Ilufus Fant, Charleston in Mrs. Jas.
Donner and thc Misses Poppenheim.
Mrs. George Johnstone was also
imong tho distinguished women pre
Mrs. Et; B. Buist, who was one of
tho first Vico Presidents of the or
ganization, wan a prominent figure In
Jie convention. Much of the Davis
on is due to her energotio work in
The Kock Hill convoution will
dways bc remembered by those in
ittcudance as a most pleasant affair,
ind all were sorry when the time of
idjournmont came.-Miss Mary
Llemphill iu Abbeville Medium, De
OCONEE MASONS IN CHARLESTON.
Mr. Sam Johnson Rosillos in Two Counties
And They aro Both Good Ones.
Thc Charleston Nows and Courier,
u mentioning the delegates to tho
3rand Lodge, A. F. M., which mot
ii that city last week, says :
Mr. ll. T. Jayncs, of Blue Ridge
Lodge, No. 92, of which he is Most
Worshipful Master, is here, attend
ing tho Communication. Mr. Jaynes
is editor of tho Keoweo Courier and
ilso a lawyer of distinction.
Mr. T. M. Lowery, of Seneca, is
Lho MoBt Worshipful Master of
Seneca Lodge, No. 185. Ile is a
prominent lumber dealer of his city.
There is one deleg tte to tho Com
munication who lives n two coun
ties. This is Mr. Sat i Johnson. The
oddity of the place of his residence
makes up for Iiis name. Ile lives in
the old settlement of Townville,
which is situated on tho line of An
derson and Oconeo counties. Mr.
Johnson is a contractor.
Thc most offootivo little livor pilla made
[ire DoWitt's Littlo Early Kiaora. They
novor gripe. J. W. Holl.
Tho Cotton Boll Weevil.
Over 200 cotton planters attended
the convention which was held at
Brenham, Tex., on November 14, for
the purpose of considering tho cotton
boll weevil pest and adopting somo
means for its eradication. It is con
servatively estimated that this pest
destroyed 100,000 baies in Texas
during tho past season. Prof. Fred
erick W. Malley, export entomolo
gist of thc State Agricultural and
Mcohahioal College, who has been
making a study of tho cotton boll
weevil for two years past, embodied
the results of his investigations in an
address. His recommendations for
exterminating tho weevil were em
braced in tho following resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted :
"We endorse thc successive stops
outlined by Prof. P. W. Malley, of
the Agricultural and Mechanical Col
lege, which are necessary to success
fully repel the attacks of the boll
weevil, which arc as follows:
"First-Grazing off growing cot
ton, cleaning all rubbish that affords
protection to tho weevil and burning
thc same, and deep plowing.' This
should bc done at once.
"Second-Plant trap rows of early
maturing varieties of cotton to trap
tho emerging weevil in tho spring.
"Third-Shaking off the weevils
from these few rows, and then spray
ing with this poison solution, which
is recommended as follows: Ono
gallon of cane molasses, two ounces
of arsenic boiled in water ; four
ounces of arsenate of lead to forty
seven gallons of water.
"Fourth-That the fallon squares
be systematically gathered and
burned at intervals of 12 day."
"Fifth-That the spraying begin
carly-as soon as thc squares begin
forming, and kept up once each week
for May and June and at intervals of
10 days thereafter.
"Sixth-That early maturing varie
ties of seed be imported from tho
northern portion of tho cotton States
and planted as soon as practicable
for the trap rows.
"Seventh-That spraying, gather
ing and burning the sonares shall go
together to insure the best results.
"Eighth-That a sprayer, with
boll weevil attach mont, bo used in
the spraying efforts against the wee
"Ninth-That for the trap rows
and tho small cotton planter, any
good knapsack sprayer is thoroughly
efficient and mero practical than "
larger machines for small aoroage."
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