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SOURCE CM5MSON*S REVENUE.
Has i fa? I No Direct AM from tl io
Ht?to in Sixteen Years?
(S. E. Honey In NOWB and Courier.)
For sixteen years tho State of !
South Carolina has not appropriated |
a dollar for tho support of Clemson i
College, a fact that is not generally!
(known, and the mention of which
affords opportunity for the publica
tion of a bit of information relative
to the finances of the institution
founded for tho purpose of teaching
scientific methods of farming. Indi
rectly, of course, thc State furnishes ;
a large fund for tho maintenance of!
the colloge through the fertilizer tax, !
which last year yielded something
like $265.000, but which this year
will fall short of that amount by j
about $42,000. The farmers of the
State have bought much less ferti
lizer this year, and Clemson College
feels lt in no small measure. Hut
the very general conception that the
college ls supported by legislative
appropriations ls erroneous; for, as
stated, during the past sixteen years
there has been no revenue from
As a matter of fact, Clemson Col
lege P. almost entirely and wholly
supported by the fertilizer tax. This
year, from that source will come
about. $225,000. From all other
sources combined there will bo ll rev
enue of about $<i0,000, making a
total of $205,000. Tho operating
expenses of the college will amount
lo $240,000, leaving the sum of
$25,000 for Improvement ?md en
largements. lt ls stated that If tho
fertilizer tax should fall to an in
come of but $200,000 the college
would barely be able to provide for
its operation, cutting off all possi
bility of extension In any of its
Animal Kxpomlit ores.
The expenditures of the college are
about $110,000 for actual operating
expenses, and $100.000 for what Is
known as extension work, or the pub
lic service to the farmers of tIii
State. The college receives from the
United States government what ls
known ns the Morrill and Nelson
funds, the sum of $30,000 for the
South Carolina experiment station.
This cannot be expended in any
other manner than for experiment
work among tho farmers of the
It ls quite a significant fact that
after a lapse of some years, during
Which this fund was withdrawn from
the agricultural colleges of the South.
Clemson was the means of again se
curing lt, through the failli held by
Dr. Seaman A. Knapp in the work
that Clemson was doing. This fund
of $?50.000 ls again available, se
cured through tho general education
board, 'he "a crying on of instruc
tion ami experiments muong tho far
Possibly ono of thc most .signifi
cant achievements of the colloge
your just closing is the co-operating
of efforts on tho pari of Clemson
with the Federal government. Under
Olio general head now are. grouped
till tho various lines of what have
heretofore been related, of course,
bul not centralized to best advant
age. There was formerly a dissipa
tion of efforts and a lack of co-ope
ration between the forces; now there
is co-operation and combination.
J'rof. J. N. Harper is tho hoad of the
entire department, covering tho ex
tension department, the South Caro
lina experiment station and the agri
cultural department of the college
Knapp College Merger.
Thus. Clemson ls endeavoring to
rover the entire Held of its possibili
ties, not only lo instruct the boys
who are attending tho college, bul
to carry Ibo work of instruction and
experiment to tho farmers them
selves, The Knap)) college merger
or combination, as it lias boon called,
is regarded here as one of the most
si gu i Ilea nj achievements In tho his
tory of the school, for by it the edu
cational forces of kl o college and
the demonstration work made possi
ble by the funds of the Federal gov
ernment are carried on in the mos!
economical and effective manner.
The tact that Clemson College is
annually expending something like
$ l mi.ono t?(r educational work
among the farmers of tho State may
be a rather startling statement.
There might be some who would
claim thal with sieh an outlay there
Should be greater and. in fact, more
apparent returns. Sui the question
has boen raised "who can say just
bow much has been and ls being ac
complished." lt must bo recalled
that this experiment demonstration
work is being carried on in all sec
tions of the State on over one hun
dred and fifty farms, and that lb?
results of this actual experience an
being received here, Interpreted and
tho information is being disseminat
ed to every nook and corner of tlx
Agricultural High Schools.
There has been agitation of tin
question of establishing agricultura
high schools in various sections ol
the State, to be conducted by Clem
son and the expenses to be paid oui
of tho funds now at Clemson's com-|
maud. It was stated to-day hy offi
cials of tho college that If this were
done lt would Immediately cut off all
tho experiment and demonstration
work that ls being done among the
farmers themselves and would limit
the efforts of the college to giving
instruction to the young men only
the students. The fact that these
subsidiary schools would fill a need
and would open up another field ls
admitted; but tho Clemson authori
ties seem to regard the work for the
farmers of greater Importance, since
there arc not funds to carry on both.
It ls pointed out that as matters now
stand tho college has revenue suffi
cient for no more than tho mainten
ance of tho college Itself, the success
ful operation of Its farm demonstra
tion and experiment work, and the
necessary Improvements and enlarge
ments of ?ho properties now In ser
Clemson College is a million and
a quarter dollar plant. In the lan
guage of the day, that is "mme plant
and somo money." lt co.ts some
thing to operate it. Tho opinion of
observers ls that the present admin
istration ls bending every effort to
so use the funds at its command to
host and most effectively give in
struction to the farmers' sons and to
the fanners themselves.
PIfty-OllO Clemson Scholarships.
Clemson College will, from next
session on, bestow fifty-one addi
tional scholarships, good for the
short course in agriculture, lu line
with its endeavor to enlarge and em
phasize agricultural training, the
college offers now. under the Minis
hill, passed hy the recent Legisla
ture, to 0:10 deserving young man in j
each count." and seven in Hie State j
at. large, a tree course as provided I
in what is known as tho short course!
tu agriculture. This is designed to
help the hoys who aro not able to
take HU? entire college course. The
committee of the board ol trustees
yesterday decided lo place in the
hands of some representative farm
ers' organization, in most cases the
Farmers' Union of the county, the
recommending of such young men as
they deem worthy of contesting for
Organizations Itecogtlixed hy Hoard.
A ikon-Aiken Agricultural Club.
Barnwell, Fanners' Union.
Beaufort-Director of agricultural
department of Clemson.
. Charleston-South Carolina Agri
cultural S. defy.
Cherokee-Director of agricultu
ral department of Clemson.
Chesterfield- Furniers' Union.
Clarendon Fanners' Union.
Collolon -Farmers' Inion.
Darlington Farmers' Union.
Dillon Farmers' I nion.
Dorchester Farmers' Union,
i Fdgofleltl Farmers' Union.
Fairfield Farmers' Union.
Florence- Farmers' Union,
George to wu-Farmers' Union.
( ! reen ville -Fa tiners' Union.
(?reenwood Farmers' Union,
Hampton- Farmer;?' Union.
I lorry-Farmers' Union.
Jasper-Director of agricultural
department of Clemson.
Kershaw-Director of agricultural
department ol' Clemson.
Lancaster -Farmers' Union.
Laurens ---Farmers' Union.
Lee - Director of agricultural de
part nient of Clemson.
Lexington - Fanners' Union.
Marlon-Fa rind's' Union.
Orangeburg- Farmers' Union.
Bickens Farmers' Union.
Richland -Farmers' Union.
Saluda- Farmers' Union.
Spartanburg--Director of agricul
tural department of Clemson.
Un'on Farmers' Union.
Williamsburg Farmers' linton.
Yolk -Director of agricultural de
partment of Clemson.
For Stat?' at Large.
The trustees designated ihe State
. Farmers' I nion as the association to
\ make recommendations as to thc
'State al large scholarships with thc
request that the officers of tho State
Agricultural and Mechanical Society
of South Carolina bc consulted in
making up the recommendations.
When Buying, Buy Only the Rest.
! li costs no more, hut gives tho
? best results.
i ll. L. Blonqulst. Esdaile. Wis.,
says Iiis wife Considers Foley's Hon
ey and Tar Compound the best cough
cure on tho market. "She has tried
various kinds, but Foley's gives thc
best results of all." J. W. Bell,Wal
? halla, S. C.
Child Killed in a Mill.
j Lumboilon, x. c., Juno 13.
i Charles Loughton, a IO year-old sot
of an operative, was instantly killoe
I when his head was torn from hit
I body by n revolving shaft. The boj
; threw a rope, which was fnstonei
.around his neck, over the shaft it
j tho Dresden cotton mill and was de
' capitated liefere assistance coule
TO SUBPOENA MAYOR GRACE ?
Dispensary Probers Wish to Hear His ?
(News and Courier Special.)
Spartanburg, June 12. - That
.Mayor John P. Grace, of Charleston,
will be subpoenaed before the dis
pensary Investigating committee to
testify as to the charges he is al
leged to bave made with referenco to
tracing graft from the Charleston j
blind tiger situation up to Governor
Blease is what ls learned in Spartan- j
burg. It is also the plan to sum
mons H. H. Stothart, chief of the
constabulary at Charleston, to testify
as to thc same alleged charges.
The long and short of the matter
is that it has been published in a
newspaper in Charleston that "graft" j
has been going to Columbia, and the
same paper published a statement ?
from Mayor Grace to tho effect that
he had traced the "graft" direct to
the Governor. This publication and
charge excited the whole State, and
that Mayor Grace ls to be summoned j
before tho dispensary committee to
air his charges ls certain. Senator
Carlisle, the chairman of the com
mittee, stated this morning that the I
committee would bo called together !
early next week, probably on Tues- j
day, In Columbia, to resume their In-,
The next sessions of the commit
tee may be productive of sensations. ;
lt is certain thal Thos. B. Felder, of
Atlanta, Will bc heard by the com
mittee shortly and he ls expected to
give some sensational testimony. His
enmity to Governor Blease and his,
charges against him made a sensa- j
Hon throughout the State, and if ho j
coiner before thc committee some In
teresting testimony is promised. No :
announcement along this lino has ?
been obtained officially, but this cor- j
respondent after a careful Investiga- |
Hon in several sections and from j
several quarters believes lt a safe j
prediction to make that T. B. Fol- j
dor will como before the committee |
"Huh" IDvnilS, of Newberry, and
Senator W. J. Johnston, of Fairfield,
will also be summoned again, li is |
more than likely, and It seems that
the "bottom" of the matter ls about j
to be reached. Some definite an
nouncement as to the. committee's
plans will be made at the meeting
early next week, Tuesday being the
day when ocotod te fis-j
semble In t
to-day abo... Ll - ;
vice of a subpoena upon him to tes
tify about graft conditions in Char
leston county in the enforcement of
the dispensary law, Mayor Crace
slated that lie had not yet received
the subpoena to appear before the
dispensary investigating committee,
hut that he would willingly accept
service and is ready to toll what, be
knows, when h 's called upon.
"I wrote the editorial in Common
Sense regarding the graft conditions
in Charleston." said Mayor Crace,
and 1 h.ave no desire to avoid the re
sponsibility for anything I have said.
I ant ready to sustain everything
that 1 wrote.
"if 1 am subpoenaed l will tell the
grounds on which the article was
based, and 1 am sure that those who
hoar the statement will agree with
me In the conclusions which I have
roached. 1 can provo that graft ex
ists in Charleston and I will say, as
I have stated on several previous oc
casions that 1 can trace the graft to
tho Governor's ellice at Columbia."
"Coward and a filar."
Columbi.., June 14.-Governor
Blease stated, when asked what be
thought of the chrageg made by
Mayor Grace, of Charleston, that
graft had come to tho Governor's of
fne, and draco's willingness to
"provo" this to the investigating
committee, replied that any man who
said that ho (Please) had received
graft from Charleston blind tigers
was a "coward and a liar."
Helped to Keep Down Ivvpensos
Mrs. J. R. Henry, Akron, M*1"
tells how : he did so: "I was
erod with my kidneys and har*0 K?
neatly double. 1 tried a so,.>,? of
Foley Kidney Pills, and the ma j
so much good that l boil gi?! ,ho,t,<?- |
I feel that they saved rn/4 b,? (,oe
Hani on Hrotber
Cincinnati, chlo. ,,u> ?3.-Presi
den! Taft's camp-*" ,n tho ?hlo
primaries cost h?bother, Charles
,?. Tftft( botweor*60'000 an<1 *fi0-- ,
uno. That is v" Charles Taft put
up for his biv'er'8 0n,? campaign,
according to Bt"*c'?0?l Hied by L,
C. Lnylln, "t<s ol,io mi,n:w
[n 'nlj *. .17:!.its was spent on '
Taft in Ch l^y"0'8 report shows1
Chas. P' alt VV!,S lar?oa' con-j
?nf r a ronorl was 8onl ol|f '
of y York that Charles P. Taft ;
wo?' "i)f ,):,(k llis orothor, Unan-1
'oust i pa Hon causes beac'
gestion, dizziness, drowsi
1 mild, opening medicine, m
liegiilets. 25c. a box at all
NOT GUII/rY IN HAWKINS CASK.
Decision Head in Court tVedtoesOay.
Defendants Embrace Jury.
Henderson vi I le, Juno 12.-The
verdict of not gullly as to the seven
defendants tried for the killing of
Myrtle Hawkins, whose body was
found in Lake Osceola on September
10, 1910, was greeted this morn lng
at 11.26 o'clock with a wild demon
stration by a crowded court room
when the prisoners and some of their
friends shouted with joy and leaped
to the twelve farmer jurors, whom
they kissed and embraced in the
moment of extreme tenseness.
The defendants, Dan W. McCall
and daughter, Mrs. Beatrice McCall,
and her husband, Abner McCall, Geo.
Bradley and Boney Bradley, and
Mesdames Lizzie Shaft and Nora
Britt, were found not guilty under
the four counts in thc bill of Indict
ment, thus leaving the oft-repeated
ouest ion. "Who killed Myrtle Haw
kins?" unanswered, and the whole
The jury took tho case yesterday
afternoon at 7.20 o'clock. They
immediately retired from the court
room for supper and retired early at
night. Shortly after ?) o'clock this
morning lt was announced that the
jury had reached a verdict, but in
the absence of Judge Foushee and
the solicitor the verdict was not
taken until after 11 o'clock. The
court hell was rung to announce that
the jury was ready to return the
anxiously awaited verdict of one of
the most interesting trials of the
time. The court room was packed
and jammed with women and men
(Inti they might hear the decision,
which was reached with but little de
liberation. Tile decision was in ac
cordance with the majority of pre
dictions In this case.
Slays Wife, Wounds Son, Kills Self.
Waycross, Ga., June 12.-Tiring
of the continued ill health of his
wife, and after repeated threats of
death for her and the 22-year old
son. Bert Mercer, a well-known far
mer living southeast of Hoboken. In
Pierce county, 15 miles from Way
cross, this morning shot ano instant
ly killed his wife, mor lally wounded
the son and then committed suicide.
Mercer used a 32-calibre pistol,
which he emptied, shooting the last
bullet to blow out his brains.
j he mar*1, u and . . to took u1a< e
hi 'i!r' front y ti rd ol Mercer's honied
wh?td M?' ..<.!. had chitin d n?a wi.fe
f\ivd . ot i?wor- lu u. * ih& va-al shots?
Tho I. rt g ed y was uri Oiov ti nfl i
passing farmer saw tho bodies
stretched out In the yard, each lying
In a pool of blood. The boy was
shot in the hade, between the shoul
ders, and from tho position of bis
body when found, was evidently try
ing to escape the maddened father.
His recovery is not expected, and the
j last report from the scene of the
! tragedy to-night indicated thal hr
? would hardly survive the night.
Mercer was 50 years of age, md
I bad been subject to periods of ln
I sanity, during which he made t"'eats
that to-day ho carried into extention.
They Put an Fud to-L
Charles Sable, 30 Cook?'-. Roch
ester, N. Y., says he ^commends
Foley Kidney Pills at every oppor
tunity because they g?e him prompt
relief from a bad ^'ilKe of kidney
trouble that had Ir'K bothered him.
Such recommend?1011 . coming from
Mr. Sable, ls di-'ot a?d convincing
evidence of the/reat curative quali
ties of Poley pd ney Pills. .T.W. Bell,
Walhalla, S. c
Trio" to KIH Daughter.
Wasb*Ston, Pa., June ii. -with
but a 'w hon rs to 'ive. Jan Bibarik,
condf'n0(l to die on the gallows this
,norng. tried to strangle his dnugh
(0,..vhon she appeared at his cell to
IP him good-bye, Antonin Bibarik
as a witness against her father and
lor testimony was damaging to bis
case. Bibarik had threatened to kill
her before he was hanged, bul a week
ago apparently became reconciled to
This morning she called to see her
fat lier, and as she stepped forward
to kiss him he grasped her by the
!h roa' with both hands and was
strangling her when guards bool
him Into unconsciousness with an
iron bar. Later he was led to the
gallows and hanged, without expres
sion of regret for his crimes or his
assault upon his daughter.
Bibarik was executed for thc mur
der of Mr. and Mrs. Norvak and
Stephen Stnnxojia, a hoarder, during
a quarrel caused by the Novaks shel
tering Antonia Bibarik when her fa
ther turned her out of b?H home.
Mrs. Lida Love, wife of Wiley
Love, a farmer living near Covena.
Ga., nays: "I have taken Folov Kid
ney Pills ami lind them lo be all von
claim for them. They gave mo al
were sluggish and inactive. I can
most instant relief when my kidneys
cheerfully recommend them to all
sufferers from kidney troubles." J
W. Bell. Walhalla, S. C.
For tho first time in history por*
raits of the Czars of Busala are to
IC placed on the postage stamps of
This is tho time to side-dress your
cotton. Gimiera will tell you that
thirteen hundred pounds of seed cot
ton that has been side-dressed will
turn off as heavy a balo of cotton as
fifteen hundred pounds of seed cot
ton that has not been side-dressed.
Two hundred pounds of 4-10-2 ap
plied to an acre of cotton as a side
dresser will Increase the yield at least
three hundred pounds, of. seed cotton'
to the acre. als three' hundred
pounds of seed cotton, the way you
farmers have improved your cotton,
will turn off about one hundred and
twenty-live pounds of lint. This ono .
hundred and twenty-live pounds of
lint at twelve cents a pound will
bring you $15-at ten cents a pound
lt will bring you ,$ 1 2.50, and the two
hundred pounds of 4-10-2 will cost
you $4.20, and two hundred pounds
of 4-7-2 will cost you $3.40. The
difference in these figures represents
the extra profits which yon will make
on an acre of cotton by side-dressing.
Besides the satisfaction of having a
fine cotton crop, lt helps a man's
feelings, and helps his standing in
the community, and helps his credit
to have a fine cotton crop. The time
bas passed in this country when a
man can maintain his respectability
and rnlse "bumble bee cotton."
The fertilizer you u^e in side
dressing pays you better than any
fertilizer you use. It prevents tho
cotton's shedding. The reason cotton
sheds is because it has not sufficient
plant, food. There is only a small
fraction of an ounce of plant food
gets to each cotton plant when you
fertilize in the spring, and of this
? he rains wash away some, the grass
gets some, and there is a very little
Fl'Mi SUPPLY OF THESE GOODS I
MOSS .v ANSEL, AGEN'J
and Oil (
D. S. VANDIVEH, Secretary.
WINTHROP KOON GET $00,000.
Peabody Fund of $1,280,000 i's Now
( (? reen ville Piedmont.)
Ex-Governor Martin F. Ansel, a
trustee of the Peabody Education
Hoard, bas received a warrant for
$40,000, made payable to the Unl
cersity of North Carolina. Governor
Ansel affixed his name to the war
rant and sent it to Ex-Governor
Hoke Smith, of Georgia, a trustee of
the board, for his signature. Gover
nor Smith will t ad the warrant to
J. Pierpont Morgan, who is treasu
rer of tho Peabody Fund, and the
money will he paid to the University
of North Carolina. Several days ago
Ex-Governor Ansel affixed his name
to a warrant for $50.000, made pay
able to the University ot Alabama.
Winthrop (jets $00,000.
Governor Ansel is expecting a
warrant of $00,000, drawn in favor
Of Winthrop College, to arrive any
day for his signature. Tho Peabody
trustees have always been groat
friends to Winthrop and she has
come in for several gifts from them.
Twelve thousand dollars was given
them several years ago to help build
ibo Johnson building, and $5,000 at
Tho Peabody Hoard has given
$5,000 to tho University of South
Carolina to found the Peabody schol
arship. This amount will In avail
able in a short time.
Washington, June 8.-Senator
Overman, who represents the minor
ity members of (bo Senate commit
tee on appropriations on the floor of
tho S?mate on the l?gislative hill now
being considered, In a speech to-day
showed that tho bill ls $1,14 0.272
loss than tho estimate of the depart
ment and $1,610,315..15 loss than tho
bill of last year. This money ls
saved to the people by the Demo
crats, Mr. Overman stated.
left for the cotton plant.
Now, when your cotton plant be
gins to fruit, there ls an added strain
on the plant, and just at the time
the strain is greatest on the cot
ton plant the supply of the plant food
has diminished and ls growing less.
The result ls tho cotton sheds Its
fruit. People who do not side-dress
their cotton lose from one-fourth to
one-third-, of their crop every year by
The farmers of Anderson county
side-dressed more last year than they
ever did. You do not put enough
corn and fodder in your stalls for
your mules on Monday morning to
last until Saturday night, and you
would not think of putting enough
corn and fodder in your stalls for
your mules lu April to last until No
vember, but yet that ls what you are
doing with cotton. You are trying
to give it enough plant food in April
to last until November. This plan
will work in making cotton, after a
fashion, but you will not. get the
crops and you will not get the clear
money that you will get if you side
dress. If you put your stock under
a heavy strain you Increase their
feed. Now, when your cotton is un
der an Increased strahl hy reason of
Its fruiting it will pay you handsome
ly to give it additional plant food.
Do not confuse this side-dresser of
ours with other side-dressing fertili
wr where tho ammonia ls derived
solely from nitrate of soda. This
side-di-esser of ours has soda to act
quickly and blood, tankage, cotton
seed meal and fish to carry on the
work which tho soda commences, and
is infinitely bettor for the crop.
Apply as ?'arly as you |K>SSibly can.
?EPT BY OUR AGENTS IN OCO
\S, WALHALLA, S. C.
J. R. VANDIVEH, President.
AllllEYILLE CONVICTS ESCAPE.
Five of Them Were Chained To
get her and to a Stake.
(Abbeville Press and Banner.)
Five convicts, Dem Savage, Hor
ton Puller, John Madden, Charlie
Wright, and John Teague, escaped
from their camp Friday night, near
Due West. The convicts wero In
charge of John Wardlaw. Lem Sav
age and Horton Fuller have since
surrendered and the sheriff and rural
policemen are hunting for the oth
All the convicts were chained to
gether and the chain fastened to a
stake, which was driven Into the
ground. The stake was pulled np,
and the convicts carried off two
axes with them with which they cut
tho chains loose. There is no night
guard on duty and Mr. Wardlaw. In
charge of the gang, was sleeping
near by and knew nothing of the es
cape until daylight. The convicts
had been gone too long for the dogs
to track them, and they could not. bo
used to any advantage.
Turkey Trot Fatal,
Atlantic City, N. J., June 12.
Mrs. Agnes E. Day, 2 1 years old, is
(brad at her home boro as Ibo result
of ber desire to master the turkey
trot. Friends who heard el* her sud
den death early this morning learn
ed to-day that she had been practic
ing the dance with her husband last
night, prior to going to one of the
piers to witness experts do the trot.
She was seized with a sudden pain
in her side and Stopped the strenu
ous hop. Ten minutes later, when
she, with her husband, started from
tho house, the young woman ??ll to
the floor unconscious. Before phy
sicians had arrived she was dead.
Examination showed that she had
burst u blood vessel in her side.