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DR. WHITE BELIEVES IN PRAYER
But Boll Weevil Situation Not Criti
cal Enough Yet for Proclamation,
(Anderson Dally Mail.)
At tho First Baptist church Sun
day, concerning tho attitude we
should take lu reference to tho boll
weevil, and whether Governor Coo
per should call a day of fasting and
prayer to stay tho coming and tho
Increasing of this post, Dr. Whlto
said, in part:
The question has boen submitted j
to mo hero by moro than ono person ?
whether Governor Robert Cooper i
should bo petitioned to appoint a
day for prayer to God to arrest tho
ravago of tho boll weevil.
lt ls published-and many recall
the event-that from 1873 to 1877
tho State of Minnesota, and five sur?!
rounding States, woro menaced dos- !
peratoly hy the locust (grasshopper) i
plague in October, 1876,, tho situa
tion was so tragical In Minnesota,!
and so threatening for Iowa, Dakota, i
Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri, that
the Governors of these States assent- ?
bled nt Oklahoma for consultation.
Tito United States government sent
its noted entomologists, who con
fessed that their measures could not
cope with tho conditions which were
indicated for tho next year. In two
years tho plague had extended from j
three counties in Southern Minnesota
to thirty-two counties, which wore
swept bare of every green growth of
every sort. At that rato the year
1877 would see 10,000,000 people
without means of subsistence. The ,
conference of tho Governors broke ,
up without a hope of human means
available against tho glgautic cnlam- j
ity. A's tho conference drew to Its
futile close tho Governor of Dakota j
suggested that a day of prayer be
appointed, that possible relief might
como from a higher power than had
yet been invoked; but no action was
taken on the suggestion. It found
lodgment, however, In the mind of
the Minnesota Governor (Pillsbury.)
Some ministers of the State impor
tuned him to Issue a proclamation
for the day of prayer. Everything
else had been tried. Would the uni
ted prayers of the people prevail?
That was the question the Governor
took into consideration. On April 9,
1877, he Issued the proclamation. I
have a copy of lt before me. It was
to be a day of fasting, humiliation
und prayer. The people were to meet
in their homes and places of worshln
on the 26th day of April, withdraw?
lng for that d ty from their ordinary
pursuits, and "with mu tri to hearts
to beseech tho morey of God tor the
sins of the past and His blessing up
on the worthier alms of the future."
"Let us, moreover," the proclama
tion said, "endeavor to deserve a
new prosperity by a new realization
of the opportunity vouchsafed us
and a new consecration to those
things which make for the well-being
of men and the glory of God."
The proclamation created a pro
found impression. On the 26th Min
nesota was stilled in prayer. The
spirit of repentance and heart
searching held the whole State In
solemn thrall that day. Well, what
happened? If nothing else, this
happened: For one day the con
sciousness of God reigned in the
people-for one day the Kingdom of
God came there In an American com
monwealth something like it is in
Heaven. But, listen: I qoute from
the Saturday Evening Post:
"The 27th day of April, the day
following the day of prayor, the sun
shone clear and hot over Minnesota,
and an almost summer-like warmth
penetrated that moist earth down to
the larvae of the myriads of grass
hoppers. Quickened by this genial
warmth the young locusts crawled
to the surface in numbers that made
the countless swarms of the preced
ing summer seem Insignificant-in
numbers sufflclont to destroy tho
crops and hopes of half a dozen
Stops Hair Coming Out;
35 cents buys a bottlo of "Dan
dorlno" at any drug store. After ono
application you can not find a par
tido of dandruff or a falling hair.
Bosldes, evory hair shows now life,
vigor, brightness, more color and
States. For two days the mild and
balmy weather lasted, drawing every
hatched locust to the surface; then
lt quickly turned cold, and one night
the moist earth was frozen, and with
it the unhatched larvae and also the
young and crawling locusts above
ground. And though the earth thaw
ed again in a few days, the locusts,
with tho exception of a scattered few,
" 'And,' to quote Governory Pills
bury, 'we have never soon any grass
You may be surprlsod ai the con
clusion I draw now from this authen
tic and recent record of God's an
swer to a people's prayers, when I
apply it to the boll weevil in South
Carolina and In the South.
I assert, without reserve of doubt
or question, that God did hear and
answer their prayers In that marvel
ous case. I assert my conviction that
in such a case ho would hear and
answt.- the prayers of the people of
Do I then advocato a proclamation
of the Governor appointing a day of
prayer about the boll weevil? No;
not now-not yet. Why not?
First. Because the boll weevil ls
not as yet realized as a calamitous
tact. Tho minds of the people are
not united In sorrow and horror of
ruin as was the case in Minnesota.
Some hardly believe that the boll
weevil ls not to bo considered a pest
In the appalling sense at all; that
benefit and not Injury follows In Its
trail; that economically the boll wee
vil is a blessing.
Second. The cotton belt section is
for the moment minded to put its
problem in human hands for solu
tion. Scientific devices and agricul
tural ingenuities have not been ex
hausted at this hour, though there
appears little to show that they are
effective anywhere. Man's extremity
ia God's opportunity. We have not
come to our extremity on account of
or about the boll weevil In this oec
i lion. There ls no mood of repent
j ance, no sense of abject human de
j spalr, no real fear upon the people
I and they would not cry to God.
j Third. The boll weevil ls a warn
; lng-not the only warning, but a
! great and powerful warning-that If
' unheeded, forbodes neither prosperl
! ty nor happiness to the people.
"I do not understand this boll
j weevil," said a certain farmer. "I
; planted my cotton in my best land,
j put my best fertilizer under it, and
I my hands and my mules worked lt
t according to roy idea of how ir. ought
i to bo worked. My cotton looked to
ho good. I gol my seasons when 1
needed them, my rain whan it was
dry, and my sunshine when it was
I wet. But my cotton gave me only
one bale to my ten acres; my ten
' ants did no better; my crop ls a fail
ure-and just because of that little
bug that carno from nowhere, and
that nobody understands."
Thou fool! It ls "my" this and
"my" that and "my" everything.
That little, mysterious bug has come
to denounce thee. Here ls one preach
er-a hundred thousand to the acre
-you will have to listen to, and you
shall support him well, too-not in
the strained out dimes begrudgingly
given to some church collection, hut
In great dollars upon dollars. God
ls out collecting for the benefit of
auother one of His creatures what
you, His dishonest steward, withheld
that was His, and you considered
God knew lt not. You were His part
ner and played Him shabby and
short, The boll weevil ls getting the
plled-up arrears that was God's!
No, lt ls not for a proclamation of
the Governor we may yet look, but
this'boll weevil - wonderful little
thing that laughs Its way from the
lt lo Grande to the mountains, mak
ing monkeys of science and human
contrivances-does tell us to pray
just tho same.
God brought the boll weevil hero,
and God can s- nd him away. A pro
minent bualneh^ man wrote me a let
ter which 1 have now in my hand.
"On tho boll weevil,'' he says, "back
to Malachi, the las- of the prophets, '
In chapter 3:10-12. J d"ro you to
read what the Bible says there about ?
tho boll weevil, very farmer ought j
to nail that verse on a take in tho
center of every cotton : itch in An-j
derson county. Every n?erohai t and j
banker and business man >ugh to
nail lt on the door of his office.
"Ho lhat hath an oar to heat, let I
him hear" what tho boll weevil lb ,
saying to tho people-In Malachi
the last Book In the Old Testament
Chapter 3, verses 10-12.
Tho Luxury Tax Killed.
Columbia, March 8.-Tho Senate
this afternoon, by a voto of 30 to 10,
killed tho luxury tax bill.
The House, by a vote of 44 to 41,
sustained tho veto ot Governor R. A.
Cooper on tho bill to enlarge the
board of trustees of tho University
of South Carolina from seV|en to
twenty-ono members. Tho act is now
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Subscribo for Tho Courier. (Best)
GREATEST N??D OF SCHOOL*
I? Competent, Consocn,^ Tenders.
Truiiiiiig To?ichor? <?roat 'I i?.'i,
York, -March 10.-'"t?j^ greatest,
need of the Sunday schoolfto?<.Uvy ia
competent^ consecrated ..teach(?da/*
said Prof. W. S. Morrison, vi? H chair
man of the evangelism committee o1(
tho S?uth Carolina 'Sunday .School.
Association, In an interview with the
correspondent. "The greatest task
of tho superintendent ls the training
of his teachers. ?Many things go to
make up a trained teacher.
"Every Sunday school toucher who
is really interested In giving boys
and girls in his care the best relig
ious training that ho can possibly
give should attend Sunday school
conventions and institutos; both de
nominational and Interdenomina
tional, whenever and wherever pos
"The convention is tho dyott mo of
the Sunday school movement," Prof.
Morrison continued. "The conven
tion ls tho mother of the Sunday
school movement. Tho Sou th Caro
lina Sunday School Association rec
ommends and urges 'hat each Sun
day school worker take Hid or her
denominational training cOur.se, and
also tho reading cou i so bit'erod by
Prof. Morrison, who |s nt tho
hoad of the department of history at
Clemson College, ls ono of the best
known Sunday school workers in
South Carolinn. He hasa taken an
active Interest In tho growth and
progress of the State association for
IF STOMACH IS BAD,
iiKT DiAPBPSiN mn
"Pape's Dlapepsln" has p oven It
self the surest relief for (pd Igest loni
gases, flatulence, hear thur ?., sour
ness, fermentation or stol dis
tress caused by acidity. A few tab-'
lets give almost immediate ntomachj
relief and shortly the stoma li ls oor- .
rected so you can eat favoi fte foods,
without fear. Large case c st* only |
few cents at drug store. .Millions
Norman Douthlt's Tragic K>mrlonce.
(Pendleton Cor. Anderson Mall, 6th)
Norman Douthlt ls here on a visit
to his father, after a long und pain
ful and tragic experience Mr. Dou
thlt was in the army six yo rs-four
In China and two in Me^l'o-?.Ver
which ho wont to work orv . I.-M:'.;ve
for tho Union Pacific in^U ?o to get
caught In a wreck in QroftoVon Oct.:
24th last, in which he was badly
smashed up, and for throo months
he was in the hospital In a serious
condition. He is now recovering, but
unable to go back to wotk. He is a
young man of 34 year.v with a pleas
ing address, and hit family is well
known In Anderson and Goonoo.
Piles Cured Isl 6 te 14 Days
DnaStflflts refund money If PAZO OINTMENT fofl*
to cure Itching, Blind, niecdln*. or Vrotruillu? Pile?.
Instantly relieves Itching Piles, and you ran Cet
restful sleep after the first SDullcmioa. I'dce coo
inoo mo TAX Exemption for Judges.
Raleigh, N. C., 'Msrcii 9.-Super
ior Court and Supreme Court judges
of North Carolina cannot be required
to pay State income taxoa on their
salaries, the Supreme Court he'd In
an opinion handed down to-day.
The court'? opinion * as on the
case sent up by Judge B, F. Long, of
Statesvllle, in which tho Jurist naked
for a decision on Commissioner of
Revenue Watts'* rulli . that all the
judges of tho State m; st pay tho In
8400,000 Worth of Honor Mel//*!.
New York, March 9 -The Ameri
can schooner Victor oaded with
more than 3,600 case >< American
and Scotch whiskeys whoee value
ls nearly $400,000, as seized by
customs Inspectors in ho lower bay
to-day and tied up i tho JJfMtery
pending court action.
The Most Pr ofitable
Acre on th Farm
Tho garden spot I recognized
by many ns tho hes paying part
of tho farm, but is of i neglected,
A good garden me . * money In
your pockot, and fi n a health
stnndpolnt, there is i hing bettor
than green, fresh v .. tables.
ALWAYS P ANT
Tho right variety f vegrtnl'les
to ChOOSO for enrll -?s, ylold or
fin vor is clonrly sim in our 1 !>2a
Catalog, Malled fro n roquost.
"WOOD'S CROP t r:OXAJi,, >'lv
inK seasonable Infor tuon rot tho
farm and current pr s ot' all Held
Heeds, mnilcd fra?.
T. W. WOGE & SONS
No. 17 S. 14th St., Ich.nond, Va.
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* NOTES FROM TUB D. A. R. . *
4? V,' SCHOOL. ?gt
r V 4* 4*
Ta m a sse, March 4.-Special: We
shall never forget how the little
birds kept us filled with music dur
ing the past week of rain.
The articles which the boarding
girls are making for sevoral confer
ences to be held in different parts of
tho United States are very beautiful.
Some of these articles aro: Hand
kerchiefs, organdie flowers, work
boxes, Iron holders, leo bags and mal
lets; also aprons are being made
from several different patterns. Tho
girls are also taking orders from in
dividuals for these articles. The rec
ord for one girl for last week goes
down as fifteen bunches of organ
die flowers and two handkerchiefs.
Only those who have done work of
this kind can appreciate this record.
When a girl is commended for her
beautiful work she immediately
turns to Miss Hine, for she has been
the director of handicraft."
One of the most enjoyable events
of the season was given by Mrs.
.Hankinson and her Sunday school
class on last Friday evening. For
some time there had been a contost
going on between the classes of Mrs.
Hankinson and Miss Hine. The
class having the best record at the
close was to be entertained by the
other class. Hence tho cheerful los
ers entertained very beautifully in
honor of the winners on last Fri
day. Each girl wore a cap of a dif
ferent color from that of her neigh
bor, the caps being made of colored
crepe paper, and gingham aprons.
Soon after the guests arrived each
gentleman was given an envelope
containing a sample of cloth, a nee
dle and thread. Then Mrs. Hankin
son explained that he must find an
apron to match his sample and then
hem the girl's apron. Some of the
hems were basted in, some whipped
in, and some looked as though some
ono had tried to feather-stitch the
hem in! That wan certainly ono
time that men worked while the
Last, but not least, were the re
freshments. The plates were beau
tiful. These contained Waldorf salad
on lottuce leaf, saltines, Oxide daisy
and (Russian tea.
After the one hundred and fifty
guests had told their hostesses good
night and explained to them as how
they had shown their ability to en
tertain, thoy loft, all with smiles on
Mrs. Robert Beattie, of Athens,
Ala., has boon visiting her sister,
Miss Henrietta ?Hine, of the I). A. R.
School. We were all so sorry to see
Mrs. Beattie leave, for her presence
was like a ray of sunshine.
MiSB Pearl Edwards spent the last
week-end at her home in Seneca.
The Daniel Morgan D. A. R. chap
ter, Gaffney, S. C., has given to the
school two small pigs. We do appre
ciate these very much and thank the
chapter in behalf of the board mem
bers, faculty and students.
The school is taking every precau
tion against the epidemic of small
pox which is in the country. Al
though we hear of no cases near In
our community, we are expecting to
have all the students vaccinated.
The song service on last Wednes
day night was enjoyed by all. A
quartet consisting ot C. Lusk and
Charlie Crumpton and 'Miss Ellen
Morgan and Miss Mary Nicholson
furnished us with spoclal music.
Catarrh Can Be Cured
Catarrh ls a local disease, greatly
Influenced by constitutional condi
tions. It therefore requires constitu
tional treatment BALL'S CATARRH
MEDICINE ls taken internally and
acts through the Blood on the Mucous
Surfaces of the System. HALL'S
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foundation of the disease, gives the
pntlent strength hy improving the gen
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Death Ends Unparalleled Romaneo.
Rochester, Mass., March 9.-The
death yesterday of Rev. Peter Mc
Nab at York, a small village In Liv
ingston county, ended a romance
with few parallels. Rev. Mr. McNnb
>n Jan. 5 last, celebrated his 100th
birthday. Next April 4th, if she
lives, tho swoethoart of his youth,
Miss Charlotte Walker, also of York,
will celohrato her 100th birthday.
Their marriage, planned In early lifo,
was postponed, and eventually aban
doned because of Mr. McNab's ill
health. They remained lntlmnto
friends throughout their lives, how
Mr. McNab's health becamo im
paired shortly af tor ho had entered
tho ministry of tho United Presby
terian church, and ho did not recovor
for twenty-two years. After his ro
covory ho did not re-ontor tho min
Subscribe for The courier. (Best)
About one out of ten
poultry raisers feeds a
ration properly balanced for
egg production, The common
mistake is feeding too much
yolk-m?king material and failing
to feed for whites. Grains alone
make lots of yolks but few
Purina Chows Balance
Purina Chicken Chowder and
Purina Hen Chow, fed in equal
parts by weight, balance the
whites and yolks by supplying
an equal number of each. They
make hens lay to the limit of
their capacity. Purina Chows
save time and trouble-no guess work,
no trouble and uncertainty of mixing.
Peed both Chows and keep the egg
C. W. ca J. E. BAURNIGHT,
WALHALLA, S. C.
Farming Under Boll Weevil
The Mexican Boll Weevil has
invaded our County and has *giab<>
llshed a home for himself on nearly
every farm,where, If not destroyed,
he will pass the winter safely, and
will be ready early next spring to
multiply and destroy all the yonna
cotton squares as fast as they are
grown. If we maintain our credit
and present prosperity, conditions
demand that wo change our present
farming methods at once.
A careful study of the habits of
the BoU Weevil will show that he
moves once a year, and that is In
August. NT if wo wlU olaan np
mir fields e^rly this fail by chop
ping and turning uiulq/f all cotton
stanks and huming off ?tt t<TTaco<i,
ditch banks and other places where
the Weevil bus hibernate! for tho
winter, we can kill the Weevils ont
and leave our fields free from the
pest, and then, by the use of pro
per farming methods, a good crop
of grown bolls can be produced
before the Weevil commences his
annual movement In August.
As a safe program for farming
next year to combat the Weevil we
would suggest 20 acres to the
plow, planted as follows:
Six acm to cotton, followed by
small grain In the fail.
Six acres to corn, with velvet
beans and peas planted in corn.
Six acres to small grain-two
acres each to wheat, oats and rye.
Two acres to track crops', eon*
dinting of Irish potatoes, syrup
cane, sweet potatoes, melons and
Preparo tho ground well, plant
early, ticing an early-maturing va
riety of cotton; fertilize liberally
and cultivate intensively.
Bank of Walhalla, Enterprise Bank,
WalhaHa,,S. C. Walhalla, S. C. %
The Bank of West Union,
West Union, S. C.
W. A. ORR SHOT BY SON-IN-LAW.
Shot Three Times, but Neither of the
Wounds Considered Serions.
(Farm and Factory, 9th.)
W. A. Orr, a middle-aged white
man, was shot three times at the
home of his son-in-law, C. Li. Aber
crombie, near the VIctor->Managhan
Mill yesterday afternoon. One bullet
entered the chest and two grated Mr.
Orr's wrist. All the wounds, though
painful, are considered slight, and
Orr, lt is believed, will recover in
Little of the actual circumstances
leading up to the shooting could be
learned In town this morning. The
difficulty seems to have been the out
growth of alleged domestic troubles.
Abercrombie married Orr's daughter
and at times the father has been
making bia home at his daughter's.
The Abercrombie home is not far
from tho railroad crossing at Jor
dania. The parties involved have
been employed in tho mill and their
reputation ls very good. Mr. Orr is
known as a quiet and peaceable man
and has made his homo here for a
number of years.
We could not learn before going
to press if Abercrombie has been ar
rested. Last night, several hours af
ter the shooting, he was at liberty,
and Magistrate Grant said this morn
ing that so far as he was aware, no
arrest had yet been made.
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Tho Word "Dixie."
This word, curiously enough, or
iginated in Now York. A slave-hold
er named Dixie had the reputation
for treating his slaves exceptionally
well, and when the slaves were trans
ferred to the South they sang regret
of "Dixie's land," where they had
been so happy. In time the expres
sion came to mean the land of their
250 Pimples, 736 Blackheads
and 3 Boils!
No roward ls offorotl, booauso they
aro lost forovorl No (mention will bo
asked, oxcopt ono quostlon, "How
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answer,-"I cut out now fad treat
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