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r Dem?s, the I;
.Deserter I
By REV. J. H. SCHAFFE? I:
Director of Bvening Claaaoa, Moo?y c>
Dlblo Instituto. Chlougo. >;
V . TEXT-Doma? hath foreakon mo, hav
ing loved this prosont world.-II Tim. 4:10.
This ls the shortest biography in
the annals of men-yet the trag?dy of
'a Ufetluio ls plc
tWhat an execra
tion^! How base
the war of Chrls
tho cause recruit
ed patriots to Its standard In etty,
village and hamlet. He came into
Oolosse one day and gathered a
crowd in tho market place. He told
the story of tho awful conflict rag
ing-he called for volunteers-and a
flue specimen of Greek youth, edu
cated in the subtleties of philosophy,
cultured in the floe arts of his re
nowned land, Initiated Into all its se
crets of pleasure and enchantment,
stepped out of the throng. He had
been thrilled by tho recital of bravo
deeds, crimscned by sacrifice and suf
fering. The appeal of the heroic fired
his soul ; a burning desire was kindled
to follow this great leader. He en
listed beneath the banner of the cross.
Ho swore allegiance to the Christ of
Calvary. He left home and kindred,
r He became a staff-officer to tho great
general of tho Ohristinn forces. For
several years he shares the honors
of war, tho spoils of victory, until one
day In a floree conflict with the en
emy the grent Commander ls taken
prisoner and cast into a dungeon in
Rome to await execution. This was
too much for the gallant young cap
tain. Disappointed, disconsolate, he
deserted.
General Paul writes a letter to Col
onel Timothy of his staff and tells
him tho snd nows. What a tragedy!
Ile ?s fought side by side with the
greatest and grandest of soldiers, he
has shared the triumphs of the cross
from Antioch to Homo; then he desert
ed to the ranks of tho enemy, forsak
ing Christ for tho world. No wonder
the heart of the apostle ls almost
broken. It seems wo cnn hear the
sob of his sorrow In these words:
How cnn we nccount for this de
sertion?
I. Demna Was Never a True 8oldler.
A true soldier fights until pence le
proclaimed or death rowards bia faith
fulness. He may lose courage nt times
when hard pressed, may doubt and fal
ter; may even be defeated In battle,
but lie can never, never desert. De
sortion Is the proof of n superficln
motivo, the result of an attachment,
Ills heart, soul, will, life, have not
been abandoned to the cause. Tht
Apostle John has explained this expert
ence. When referring to tho multitude
of disciples who deserted Jesus, ht
says: "If they had been of us, thej
would not have gone out from us.'
Demns ls always present In historj
of the church. Thousands upder tin
spell of battle songs and enlistment
appeals have professed allegiance t<
Christ, They have put on Uie uni
form, taken their place In tho ranks
perfected the drills, gone Into battle
but wdicn real testing came, they wer<
reported missing.
II. Demas Reveals the Deception o
the Human Heart.
It is posslblo to so closoly resembh
a Christian that only God can tell th<
difference. Wheat and taros look ex
actly alike until harvest. Soldien
wear thc some uniform, fight undo
the same bannor, follow the same "com
mander until thc crisis comes, thei
ono sticks, the other deserts. Satan'
campaign ls ono of deception. Hi
seeks to deceive men and women wltl
a form of godliness, lifeless and wort!
less. The moro nearly the countorfel
resembles the genuine, Gio greator th
deception. Hundreds of unconvertet
people have been deceived. A prc
fesslon, a uniform, a dress parade
a battle have been thc boast of die
clpleshlp, but their nnmo ls Domne
for when wounds, bloodshed and sae
rlllco came, they deserted.
III. Demas Shows the 6ubtlo Attra*
tlon of the World.
Who can demy the fascination, th
bowltchery of this world? Its sight
charm Uko tho mirage, its sounds er
chant like siren voices, Its fieotln
treasures create a riot of passion, lt
pomp and pride Intoxlcnto tho sou
Demns loved Gio world ; it was fata
Ile never really opened his heart t
thc lovo of eternal things. "If an
man love tho world, tho love of th
Father ls not in him." Friendshl
with the world Is enmity to God. T
set the affection on things on th
earth, is to deny heaven Its rlghtft
obligation. To follow tho world'
maxims and principles ls to dlscour
the Word of God and tho guidance c
His Spirit. To live for a good tim
in a doomed world where sinners ar
going the downward path to hell, !
for Nero to fiddle while Homo burn!
for the captain to dance while tho T
tnnlc sinks. God has called us nc
only to sutvntlon, hut out of" tho work
"Como yo ont from among them an
bo yo s?-p?rate"
Angels Unaware.
Re not forgetful to entertain strm
gera, for thereby some have onto
talned nugels unaware, - Hebrow
18:2. _
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.I? A REMARKABLE PAPER. .?.
Mt A *J* ?J* ^* 4* *I* "I* *I* *?* *l* *I* *I* V
Address by W. \V. Long, Director of
Extension of Clemson College und
United States Department of Ag
riculture, Boforo tho Dress Asso
ciation of South Carolina, at Its
li?rent Meeting nt Myrtle Beach on
Juno 22. I
1 shall discuss first what I consider |
our largest and most perplexing agrl
ricultural problem, which has boon ?
greatly magnified, and made moro
acute by the presence of tho weevil:
namely, tho fact that 75 per cent of
our cultivated lands are fn the hands j
of nn Ignorant and shiftless class.
Second, I shall point out briefly some
of tho achievements within the last
thirty years of the scientific man. in
solving the many problems of agri
culture that at this time of our per
plexity and bewilderment are making
it not only possible, but assure us in
a reasonable timo our agriculture
will be on a broader and firmer
basiB, for wo have gotten away from
tho one-crop system that limits
knowledge, narrows citizenship and
doos not foster home-building, for
we should remember that the key
stone of American civilization is the
home. Third, I shall undertako to
show briefly how wo have within tho
last thirty years been growing more
and more in sympathy with agricul
ture through legislative enactment.
In conclusion, I shall comment upon
tho potential agricultural power of
South Carolina.
Buck to tho Harm Movement, and tho
Increase of Tenantry.
Up to Uio last 25 years, or possibly
longer, the minds of the American
people were largely directed to the
development of tho country along
industrial, manufacturing and com
mercial lines. Little thought was
given to agriculture other than to
reap, to cook and to weave. The
problems involved in agriculture
were not considered of sufficient I
value and importance to warrant the !
scientific study of tho scientists, nor
was thora hope of profitable reward !
sufficient to interest the capitalists; j
and the legislator made no effort to
study and investigate and ascertain'
If there was such a thing in exist-j
once as a rural problem, either of j
production or economics. Xotwith- I
standing that, even at so late a dato
as ISSI), when 70 per cent of our,peo
ple lived in the country and 3 0 per
cent tn tho towns and cities, it then
required the efforts of theso 70 per
cent to produce the necessary food
and raiment to feed and clotho the
population of tho country. As an
ovidence of tho great progress that
l as been made in agriculture, 25 per
cent of the people aro now producing
on tho farm moro than sufficient food
for our consumption and uso.
In this connection it is interesting
to note upon what basis tho much
discussed movement back to tho farm
ls justifiable. Twenty-five por cent of
our people aro now producing the
necessary food supply and raw mate
rial for our clothing, along with a
surplus of each for oxport. If this
movement assumes any porportions
tho natural result would ho that tho
profit from tho production and sale
of farm products would bo greatly di
minished. The only alternative ls
revolutionary reduction in farm liv
ing standards or this vanishing re
llim to agriculture would manifest
itself In tho exodus to industry and
tho furthor increase of tenantry; so
lot. us desist from this cheap talk of
"back to the farm," and let us recog
nize that our great rural problem
Krows out of the fact that 57 per
:ent of our cultivated lands aro In
tho hands of an ignorant, shiftless
?lass. We in the South-in South
Carolina, if you pleaso-fully roalizo
that a prosperous, intelligent and
contented rural population is thero
'ore ossontlal to our national porpe
uity. Tho world's oxporienco has
ACT QUICKLY
Do the right thing at the right
time.
Act quickly in time of danger.
In timo of kldnoy danger, Doan's
Kidney Dills aro most effectivo. Ask
/our neighbor!
Mrs. W. Hi L. Ramoy, James St.,
(Valhalla, says: "Tho first symptom
,t kidney trouble in my case was a
joarlng-down pain In the small of
ny back. I didn't have ambition
mough to do anything and when 1
>ont sharp pains shot through my
thin ey s and almost took my breath
iway. I had severe headaches and
lizzy spoils and my kldnoys didn't
mt right. I tried soveral remedies
nit got no reliof until I bogan tak
ng Doan's Kidney Pills. In a short
imo I foll Uko a difforent person and
Donn's cured mo entiroly."
Price 60c, at all dealors. Don't
limply ask for a kldnoy remedy-got
Donn's Kidney Pills-the same that
drs. Ramey had. Fostor-Milburn Co.,
Ufrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
' shown that til? best way to secure
this ls to encourage tho division of
all tho lands Into small farms, each
j owned and operated hy ono family.
I Wo know tho world's mosC import
ant school is tho homo with tho
! farm. We know this philosophy lo
! he true, yet how aro we to bring it
about with 57 per cent of our culti
vated lands In tho hands of this
shiftless class? Shall we encourage
them to buy our lands and endeavor
to impress upon thom that there ls
a dignity Iii residing upon a farm
with a fertile soil, modern buildings
; and* an environment of education?
j Do wo believe that they will ever bo
! uble to develop that ideal country lifo
! so beautlfullly pictured by Dr. Knapp
when he said:
"Let lt bo tho high prlvllego of
this great and freo people to es
tablish a republic where rural
;rlde ls equal to civic pride, where
men of tho most refined taste and
culture select the rural villa, and
where the wealth that comes from
the soil finds Its greatest return In
developing and perfecting that
great domain of nature which God
has given to us as an everlasting
estate,"
The basis of all civilization ls th?
ownership of land. If we are no
willing to sell them our lands, thei
to whom are wo going to sell? An
wo going to drift, appreciating th?
' fact that In 1910 they owned an<
I controlled of our farm lands to tb
?value of $92,000,000, and lu 192?
$297,000,000? We cannot get awa.
from tho fact that our old agrlcul
tu ral system of necessity must b
readjusted. Tho boll weevil problen
lo largely an economic problem. Their
ls no certain direct method of con
trol. Under old conditions tho grow
lng of cotton was a fool-proof opera
tien. Under boll weevil conditions th
growing of cotton becomes a highl
specialized undertaking. Tho shift
less, doleless, thriftless farmer's da
is over. The large landed estates ai
in very great danger, comprising r
tliey do Hie 5 7 per cent of our cult
vated lands that aro controlled b
this shiftless class.
The answer that Hie normal ex?
dus to the North will take care of lt
situation, 1 grant that eventually th
will be true, but thc presence,of tl
boll weevil has precipitated a cond
lion that is acute. We cannot a (Yoi
to have 57 per cont of our cultivait
lands lessened in value by unproflt
ble returns and thus tremendous
weaken our entire agricultural stru
ture.
Tho Contributions of Scientific M
to Agriculture Within tho Last
Twenty-five Years.
. There are no pages In Amerlc
history of achievements that sta
out more brilliantly than those tb
record the contributions of our s
ontlflc mon within tho last thii
years to our agriculture, and j
those men are to-day pointed to
being impra?tical, visionary and ]
cullar, and science inself ls refer?
to as being something beyond t
understanding of tho average ma
and, as you and I know, tho vt
monning of tho word is the applb
Don of common souse. The trenn
clous advancement of American ag
culture ls largely due to tho unsc
Ish service of the men of tho Ioho
tories and experiment fields. Let
call to your mind a fow of the
suits of their labor that come li
the daily lifo of every success
farmer. They developed, by ph
breeding, new varieties of practica
r.ll crops grown on tho farms, es
cially adapted to specific conditio
They developed, by plant breedl
crops that can be grown successfti
on disease-Infested lands. Thoy hi
explored all parts of tho world, t
os a result of their explorations tl
havo introduced new crops that hi
proved of tremendous value. Tho
troduction of Durham wheat fr
Siberia has mndo lt possiblo for
to manufacture our maccaroni, he
toforo Imported from Italy. Tl
havo Introduced Kafir corn, milo ?
federltn, and by so doing havo mi
forming possible on millions of ac
nf land in tho scml-nrid West, whe
without those now introductions,
country would be uninhabited. Il
many of our farmers in Somn Ca
lina realize that many or inc clov
md alfalfas that thoy annually
were introduced from Franco, C
nany and Kassia? That Sudan gri
that is growing- with us in popti
favor, is a foreign importation. <
dea of soil fertility has been entii
revolutionized by tho introduction
ill our leguminous crops except a
mas, such, for Instance, as soy ber
,fclvet beans, the clovors, votel
dc.
Tho discovery of tho Utllo hactc
hat gathers nitrogen from tho
lonstitutes a now source of wei
bat will last as long ns tho wc
lands. How many of us, when
oylng our morning Juicy grapo-fr
ilvo a thought to tho scientific r
vho patiently labored to bring fe
his delicious appotizor? How m
of us realizo that the man who Intro
duced the Improved variety of figs,
pi unes and dates rode on the back
of a camel hundreds of milos In the
deserts of tho iPar. East? Tako your
mind back for twonty years and ro
call tho character of fruit then of
fered you, especially the poach aud
the apple. They were small, wormy,
knotty. Comparo them with the
peach and tho apple of to-day, .and
j you will naturally ask why the dif
ference. Easily answered: Because
the scion lille man has made it pos
! sible to control certain diseases of
the peach and apple by the uso of a
spray worked out hy many years of
experimentation. Tho plant patholo
gist of to-day ls making as much
progress in controlling thev diseases
of our plants as tho physician is mak
ing progress in controlling and pre
venting the diseases that afflict the
human family.
Let us pass on and briefly state
what hus been accomplished In the
development of our animal husband
ry. Twenty years ago tho annual
death rate In hogs from hog cholera
In the Unltod States In certain years
amounted to a hundred millions of
dollars. The scientific man perfected
a serum and virus that has practi
cally made it possible to control this
disease. The invont'on of the re
frigerating car has done more to In
crease tho production and demand
for meat than any otl^er agency. As
sociations for tho registry of pure
bred livestock have been orgnnlzot
and maintained throughout th?
length and breadth of the country
In the matter of our dalry Industry
tho Babcock test has been invented
a simple method by moans of whicl
the amount of butter fat in milk Ii
determined. The invention of (h<
cream separator, which in a fev
minutes separates the cream from tin
milk which in tho old days require?
hours of time for such an operation
No country in the world has mad
tho progress that we have in the con
trol of insect pests. In co-operatio:
with engineers thc development o
spray and dusting machinery in th
last quarter of a century is distinct]
a great American achievement. Th
orchard isl would ho at tho mercy c
tho San Jose scale hut for thc mot
ern spray pump and Insecticides. Th
trucker woitld be at thc mercy of til
various leaf-eating caterpillars an
tho various underground pests. Ot
field crops would from year to yoi
be devastated by hordes of caterpi
lars, grasshoppers, chinch bugs at
a thousand other pests. Without tl
modern fumigations and heat appl
cations our granaries, elevators, se?
and packing houses of this counti
would he impossible.
The day is not far distant wit?
every planter and farmer will he i
well Instructed by tho scientist th?
he will mold the soil to his profit ar
the seasons to his plans, and ho wi
cause the soil to become response
to the touch of industry and the ha
vest more abundant to meet the me
sure of a larger hope.
Legislation Enacted Favorable
to Agriculture.
The first official recognition of h
riculturo was in 1839, when an a
propriation was made to tho comfhl
stoner of patents of one thousand d<
lars for the collection of statist!
and distribution of seed. In 18
provision for a scientific staff co
sisting of throe investigators; in 18
the establishment of a bureau of a
riculturo. Again, in 1802, tho grai
lng of thirty thousand acres of la
for each Senntor and Repr?sent?t!
in Congress to tho various States f
tho promotion of industrial edu<
tion. In, 1887 tho establishment
experiment stations. In 1888 the I:
reau of agriculture was made a t
partaient. In 1890 an approprlatl
of fifteen thousand dollars per ye
tb bo increased to twenty-flvo thoi
and in ton years, for Institutions <
tablishod by thc act of 18?2.
It will he observed from the fo
going that littlo was dono for ag
culture during tho last century in t
way of constructive legislation,
fact, it is within tho last ten yoi
that the minds of tho economist 1?
Isla tors and tho general business pt
lie have boon focused upon tho nee
nf agriculture, resulting in tho pa
age of tho Sm i tli-Lever Extensi
/Vet, tho Smith-Hughes Agrlcultu
Educational Act, tho Farm Lo
Bank, tho War Finance Corporath
ind the F?deral warohouso.
During all this period of neglc
lOtwithstandlng tho fact that his g<
ira I viewpoint is ono of doubt a
mspicion. tho farmer remained ti
o the teachings of his fathers. Ol
occasionally did ho wander off a
>ccomo tho willing, pliant tool of 1
lomagoguo. To-day ho is coming
o his own, for tho pooplo real
low as novcr beforo that If there
0 bo any raco betterment of pern
mut valuo thore must bo a bott
neut of tho masss. "A great nat
s not tho outgrowth of a fow men
jonius, hut the suporlatlvo worth
1 great common people."
Tho Present Potential Agricultural
. Power of South Carolina.
The potential agricultural powor of
South Carolina is greater to-day than
any time in its history. 1 know this
is a startling staloment. Of course,
I appreciate tho seriousness of tho
present situation.
Let mo sum up briefly my reasons
for stating that the potential agricul
tural power of tho State is groater
to-day than at any time in Its his
tory:
1. There has never been a time in
the history of the world when there
was such a store of practical and use
ful information for tho guidance of
the farmer as to-day.
2. There was never a time in re
cent history when there was a greater
sympathy and a moro, general under
standing of the farmer's problems by
tho genoral public than to-day.
3. There was never as much fa
vorable legislation enacted of a finan
cial and economic character in the in
terest of agriculture as there is to
day.
4. Th?rey is no soil that will re
spond to Intelligent treatment more
readily thau the aoil of South Caro
lina.
.5. There ls no country that can
produce as nanny soil-building crops
RB South Carolina and the adjacent
States.
6. There is no country that can
produce a greater number of nitrog
enous crops for forage than South
Carolina.
7. There is no country that can
produce a greater number of money
crops than South Carolina-namely,
cotton, tobacco, peanuts, soy beans,
sweet potatoes, and practically all
the truck crops In tho lower counties.
8. There is no country that can
produce pork and dairy products
more economically than South Caro
lina owing to our ability to produce
such a variety of forage crops.
fi. There ls no country that can
produce moro profitably peaches and
grapes and small berries than South
Carolina.
10. And last, but by no means
least, now that the farmers have at
last determined to put tho business
end of farming, which is largely the
marketing of farm products, on a
business basis, hy organizing farmers'
co-operative community marketing
associations.
1 admit that it is ono thing to pos
sess tho potential power and another
thing to develop and uso lt intelli
gently. But 1 have a sublime faith
in the fibre, the stability and the ul
timate common sense of our people,
for the agricultural record they have
made within the hast twenty-five
years Justifies this faith.
Twenty-five years ago tho average
yield of corn per acre was eleven
bushels. To-day lt Is nineteen. The
average ylold of oats per acre was
13 bushels; to-day it is 24 bushels.
The average yield of wheat was five
bushels; to-day it is twelve bushels.
The average yield of cotton per acre
was 137 pounds of lint; to-day it is
247 pounds. Tho average yield of all
tho groat staple crops of South Caro
lina has incrensed within tho last 25
years, expressed in percentages, 85
per cent-nearly doubled. And we
havo Just scratched upon the sur
face. Tho next decade will seo a fur
ther increaso of 10O per cent.
Hut Just think, gentlemen, what
infinite labor it has taken to secure
these results. For lt must be remem
bered that Souther^ ngrlculturo 25
years ago consisted simply in a series
of motions inherited from Adam, and
tho time merchant, and factor were
tho only agencios tho farmer could
turn to for financial aid, and ?hey de
manded their pounds ol flesh ex
pressed in the usurous rates of In
terest ranging from 5 0 to 150 per
cent.
Year after year he produced, and
year after year ho offered his pro
ducts below the cost of production.
I am as firmly convinced as I am
of anything that in a few years our
ngrlculturo will be readjusted. Our
present antiquated system of taxa
iion will be modernized. A great and
efficient school system will bo estab
lished. A modern policy of highway
levelopment will be adopted. When
hese groat movements aro accom
dishod our civilization will bo of
mell a character that tho philosophy
>f Dr. Van Dyke will be appreciated
?nd beconio a part of tho dally life
>f our people. This philosopher so
>ricily and charmingly expressed:
'Four things a man must learn to do
If you aro to keep your record
true-?
Think without confusion, clearly;
Lovo your fellow-man sincerely;
^ct from honest motives purely;
"rust in Cod and Heaven secure
ly".
ho Quinine That Does Not Affect the Head
ir muse of its tonic and lux at I ve effect, I.AXA>
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Cold wator ls said to bo more stim
ilatlng on tho heart than brandy.
Never Had a Doctor
Yet Strong and Healthy at
Five Years Old.
Mothers who watch ehildron caro?
fully can prevent tho development of
serious illness. At the first sign of
fretfulness, fever, colic, coated tongue
or cold give a course of tho old re
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and noto the immediato improvement.
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years old, and I used only Easy Teether
prepared by your during her toothing
period. I have neVer had a doctor for
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For fifteen years this scientifically
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dreds and hundreds of such unsolicit
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Dr. Thornton's Easy Teether is a
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STRIKE BRINGS OCT MILITIA.
Outbreak Threatened Brings Quick
Action Against, Strikers.
Springfield, 111., July 6.-Follow
ing reports from Decatur that an
outbreak threatened as tho result of
tho Wabash shopmen's strike, Adju
tant General Carlos E. Dlack ordered
two troops of cavalry and live com
panies of infantry to assemble at
their armories, prepared to move at.
a moment's notice. A,
OillcevK Held Prisoners,
. Montgomery, Ala., July (i.-Twen
ty-five special olllcera of tho Louis
ville and Nashville railway were ho
ing held virtually prisoners inside
the road's property nt Albany by tho .
striking shopmen on picket duty to
night, according to reports to tho*
Montgomery Advertiser. Tho shop
men were estimated at 1,500.
Railroad officials appealed to Gov
ernor Kllby, who promised protec
tion for the property. Tho Governor
was in Clnnton to-night, but It was
said that he will seturn hero to-mor
rcw and decide whothor to send na
tional guardsmen or special State
officers.
According to the report received
hore the railroad special officers have
been threatened with arrest for car
rying concealed weapons If they leave
the company's property, but so far
as could be learned there has boen,
no violence.
No Worms in a Healthy Child
All children troubled with Worms havo ao un
healthy color, which Indicates poor blood, and os a
rule, there Is more or 1 ess stomach disturbance.
GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC given regu
larly for two or three weeks will enrich tho blood,
Improvo the digestion, and act as a general Strength
ening Tonic to the whole system. Nature will thea
throw off or dispel the worms, and tho Child will bo
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Wade Dickson Loses Barn by Fire.
(Tugaloo Tribuno, July 4.)
At about 0.30 Saturday morning
the barn of J, Wade Dickson caught
Aro and was quickly burned to tho
ground. Tho neighbors woro quick
to get to tho spot and mounted tho
adjoining residences and buildings
and thus confined the loss to tho barn
alone. It required quick and heroic
work to save tho nearby buildings.
Many braved tho heat and carried
water from thc wells and stood on
tho houses until all danger was over.
Tho barn of Mrs. Andrew Dearden
was close to the Dickson barn, but
waa saved.
Mr. Dickson estimtes his loss at
from .$25 0 to $3 00, with no Insur
ance. Ho does not know how to ac
count for tho fire unless lt was duo
Lo rats and matches.
Father Killed by Hon.
Hickory, N. C., July fj. - W. A.
Marshall, 62 years of ago, was shot
ind almost Instantly killed by bia
mn, Fred Marshall, at Granito Falls,
Jaldwoll county, lato yestorday, ac
cording to a mossago rocelvcd boro
:o-day. Young Marshall claims that
io shot his fathor in solf-defonso af
:er tho two had quarreled ovor al
oged threats'mado by the elder Mar
shall against the boy's mother.

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