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THE BOLL WEEVIL.
Louisiana is taking active meas
ures to keep the boll weevil out of
her borders, and Governor Heard
has announced that he will call a
special session of the legislature
during this month to consider meas
ures looking to this end. A boll
weevil convention has been in ses
sion in New Orleans this week and
a permanent organization was form
ed to be known as the Louisiana
B3ll Weevil Association. It is prob
able that a measure will be pre
sented to the leg'slature when it
convenes in extra session to appoint
a crop pest comtnittee and to imake
an appropriation to be used by this
committee to prevent the spread of
and to eradicate the weevil.
Louisiana's fears are not idle.
The boil weevil is the most formiida
ble enemy that has ever confronted
the cottoi planters of the Southern
Sta.e.. Tlie governmient has taken
the matter 1uler consiideration
and has sent exp2rts5 to the cotton
fields of Texas to stiud tle insect
and to devise some means, if )os
sible, for its eradication. The re
port of the secretary if agriculture
just subtitted to the president re
views the efforts made by the go'
ernient in this direction. "Thei
work of the division of entomology,"
says the secretary of agriculture,
"has shown conclusively the value
of good cultural methods, the plant
ing of early-maturing varieties, and
the destruction of weevil-infested
material, this conclusion having
been reached only through the care
ful and detailed studies of the life
history and habits of the insect.
The deinoistration work along these
lines, which the division carried on
the past year, has been exceedingly
promising, as it has been shown
that cotton can be grown in re
munerative quantity, despite the
presence of the weevil."
".Notwithstanding what has been
accomplislied by the department,
however,'' the report goes on to
say, "the fact re-iams that the boll
Weevil is constaitly spreading north
and east, and it is probably only a
(uestioll of tiie when it will reach
all thecottoii growing States. Thius
the country is con fronted with a
very grave problem, as the invasion
of thiiis insect miust necessarily mean
a comiplete revoluion 1 in p)resent
agricultural inethods. During a
recent visit to sonie of the sou thern
States conisidlerable timtie was spent
in the weevil-inifested dlistrict ,an
from thle facts gathlered i '1 this way
I ami coniv inced that eniergeti measC3
urnes must be adopted to meet the
present emergency. A fter thor
ouighily eanv~assing the situaitioni
withI representative meni in congress
and withI others, I am of 1 he opinion
that a eottdun inivestigautioni fund
should be appropriated and set aside
for ininnedate use in conniect ion with
this most serious probilemt. In or
der to ulnake thle work comprehenusivye
anid thoroughly effective, I aim of
thle opinion that a sonm not less thonm
$5oo,ooo should he made innntued iate -
l y availal e for t his purpose5C, the
samie to b)e expended uindem the
dlirectionl of the Secretary ot agri
cultulre, inm such miannier as will givec
the most5 immeiuidiate p)ract ical re
Th le secretar11y dIi5 i ss a 11 nu
b :r of piobleinis wh ichl tighlt lie
hiandledl withI such a sum available,
having to do with the gmin jg of
cottlon in spite of tihe ravages of the
boll weevil,- such as the growing
ol erops5 knowin to have sp)ecial
valuie for eamrliniess and1( ablility to re
sist the weevil, the studyimg ot the
weevil and of possible imeanus for
its e'radical ion,- -and the iintrodue
tion of new crop)s.
Of this latter problem, the secre
tary says that ":he urgent neceE
sity for the introduction of othe
crops which will take the place o
cotton can not be too strongly em
phasized. Cotton, of course, shoub
be grtwn, but the time is evidentl:
at hand when a concerted effor
should be made to bring about :
change in Southern agricultura
conditions in the direction of great
"Such crops as alfalfa, sorghum,
Kafir corn, and cereals ot variou;
sorts should all receive attention
not only for silage, pastures am
winter forage generally, but fo:
green manures as well.''
It will be seen that if the well
founded fears of the best expert.
the country affords materialize th<
time is fast approaching when cot,
toi, if grown at all, must be growl
in spite of the boll weevil and
therefore, at great disadvantage.
This will be attempted, because th(
world demands of the South th(
greater part of the cotton which il
colsmililes. But under the condi
tions which would be brought abou
it would be suicidal policy for th
farmers of the South to contiile i
make cotton their principal and
alnrist sok crop as at present. It
is almost suicidai policy under pres
The proble:n must be met and
will be met by diversified farming.
The time to begin is now. It i.
hardly probable that the fears of
the experts sent out by the govern
ient are ill-founded and if they are
not ill-founded the problem is
upoll us. We cannot wait until
the weevil is in our fields to decide
uipon a greater diversification of
crops. It must come and come at
once. Self-preservation deiand.-i
it of the South and demands it now.
We have V -en preaching the doc
trine of diversified farming for many
years and long before the boll wee
vil made its appearance in the cot
ton fields of the South. Even if
the fears of experts be ill-grounded
and the boll weevil never reache
South Carolina, diversified farming
is what our people need. With th<
present outlook it is their only sal
Only good can result, whatevei
haplpens so far as the boll weevil i:
concerned. It may be suicidal t
We wish Congressman Aikei
success with his bill in Congres:
p)rovidling for the purchase and pre
servation by the government of th<
old star fort near Ninety-Six. IThis
is a matter which should have bieer
attended to long ago. With th<
present rapid decay going on severa
years lot' er there will not lbe a sigi
of the historic 01(1 fort left.
A New Store.
Mr. IL. Clarence pitts has opene<
a ge-nerai nmerchinandise st.are unde(1
the opera house in the roomi for
mlerly occutpiedl by the Excelsio
lFire comipany, next door to th
oflice oif thle county auditor an<
e(onnty trensurer. Th'le storei
neatly furnished and well supp)lie<
withI a first -class lin ofI goodls, ini
elnding an excellent line of Christ
wals zgood(s. MrI. 'itts5 i3 ant w er
get ic anid enterprisinlg young busi
neuss miant and deserves to sue
eeed. 1 is store dleserves a libera
Cause of Lockjaw.
LocMkja w, or tel anus, is caused by;
hactillus~ or gelrm whi(b exiists plen ti full
'nl s-tre d ~ Iirt. It is iinacti~ve so loni
nsexpiosed to thle air, bu1 when carries
b'ieeth the skina as in the wvound
e;u-ed by er ~eusion cap s or by rust;
mis,li anid wheni the air is excludedl th
germIl is rouised to act ivit y 11nd produe
the mosti virutent poison kniovx l. T1hes
germs may he destr-oyed id all danii
ger of Io'<jawv avoided by apply inj
I'hamiberlaini's l'ain lah freely as5 s00'
as the injury is receivedl. P'an lBain
is an alntiseptic andl causes cuts, bruise:
aind like injuries to heal v :th( it mat
iurationl anid int one third the lime re
uuliredl by the usual treatmeni.- Iti
ir sale by W. E. P'elhiam & Son, New
bterry, S. C., and Prosperity D)rug Co
The Irrepressible Press.
r Last week Mayor Earhardt, a
f printer, was renominated in the
- municipal primary for Mayor of
I Newberry. This time, as well as
' at the election last year, he defeated
t Hon. R. H. Welch, a promuinent
a lawyer. Which is a fit preface to n
I the remark that th ! people some- .
- times acknowledge merit irrespect- S
ive of profession. It isn't so dis- a
tressingly sinful to be a printer,
i after all.-Saluda Standard.
(Over here in Newberry the
printers, at least, respect their own
profession.-Ed. H. & N.)
Mr. John W. Earhardt has been F
re-elected Mayor of Newberry over
his opponeut, Mr. Bob Welch, with
a nice majority. John is a native a
of this county, having resided in ft
Newberry for sonic number of years
and has won the respect and confi
dence of many citizens in Newberry
county. -Lxington Dispatch.
Remaining in Postoflice for the
week ending Nov. 281903.
A-Saninie Anderson, R B Abra
hilnson, Miss E1mm111a Armstrong,
Mrs. Sallie Autton.
B--Mrs Lallvn Black, Andrew
Beclenbaugh, Mrs C M Berry, J o e
Brown, Goukins Brosly, Miss Sallie b(
Birton, Edw. Buchannon, Esq.
C-Glenn Cannon, D J Casher,
Mrs. Jane Carter, Miss Ella Wenl
Cannon, Miss Eflie Cannon, Robt.
Cheek, R I-i Coleman, Perry Con
kel, Darwin Cromer, Mrs Dilcy
D-Mrs Seni Dean, Miss Martha
Dominick, Miss Alma Ducket,
F--W ). Eergusou, M. D. Y
G-W Fl'Gary, Miss Ellen Gener, hc
Miss Eunice Gordon, Miss Winnie ti
Glenn (2), Mrs Vennie Glenn, Miss
Martha Golden, W M Grier, Jake
F Griflin, Miss . Clorener Gilnion, W
Mrs Martha Good. -
H--Mrs Gain Harris, Fredrick
Harrison, Maggie Hair, Cav. Hard
man, N A Hinson, Mrs Genie Hen
derson, Mrs Sudic Hodges.
I-Miss Mary Julis Irons.
J-Mrs W B Jones, Mrs Lulua
Jones, J B Jules
K--J C Kennington, Fra.sh King,
J 1) Kinard, John Koon.
1 --MN1iss Bessic Lathrop, Thomas
L4anIsoin, Win. 1 Lehenan, Miss
Aril Litzey, 11 R Long, Mike Lomi
M-HL G lMdyes, Alex S Mc
Phlerson,. Mr s F M Meyers. Arthur
M it, M irs G MS wa'~J~ ini, Joe
Motts, Alex Mou!edom. '
N-Mrs Addie Nesly, Miss Lu-i
-Miss, 4iz~zie Parker, WV T Pra
ther, MTiss I tlIie Peaster, Kichard X
P itt- st
Q-- John Quiiller'.
r \~~r Raninie, h O Reddy, Miss
.1 Maybel Reynoulds, Rex' W 1) R iv- alI
r ers W \ade Rice, John Robinsoni, s
Miss Minnie Reed.
S-'~A M- Salb, Geo WV Schiaffer,
M MS'-traw, Miss A E Shieely, J A t.
Smith, Sebbe Sims, Mrs Eliz,al -th lv
Swinder, MXiss Mary Sligh, Miss
lice Suiber, M iss Sudie Schiutmpert,
T-Mlrs Hlannahi T1ard, Sand F i;
''Tylor, Arthur T1hache'r, MIrs J H.1
Tondd 1I N TEhompsoi, Mrs Luilai
V-Mlrs N L~ V7aughni.
W- Mrs Laura WVardsworthm, IF
Mlis Ed die (C West, J S Wells, TUex- dl
ane WVatson, MNiss D)aisy Wilsoni,
ies I.Lnsenld Works.
P'ers-ons calIlinig for thiese letters
I wi01ll plese say that they wvere ad
~ertised. C. J. P~URCHi.L,, P. MI
SAIofLAmiY LODG , NO. 87, A. F. .\l.
SWI w ' e laId neixI Mindayv <v.ing at
ii 7 30 o'clock, ini' Ahsonie ILan. Vi-iting
I -ihtn ii o(rdIIL ia - eleoina, .
- Meniic*: wvill p)CLCeeimr ;pteparedl
- to1 lay their dw-I?.
'VThe annui,.I ,lectioe of(;oJie,.. wiIl be
- held. b
.VN WM. I PELIIA M, W. M.*
.1. 1-1 MN. INsan, Scoe,ai .
No candy as good,
one so popular. All
zes; handsome pack
3es. Fresh supply at
It will pay you to ex
nine our stock of Per
imes. All popular
Some real beauties,
indsomer than anyj
/er offered in New-I
That when you buy
yur medicines, and
ive your prescrip
)ns put up at our
riarmacy you get
hat you want and get
Of the Century at
$-~ -50 for $i .oo until JaInnary 1,
.Xv We ave fift y copies of t he
ijtch's (.-i.tle, t he popular neiw
cry by T'ho,rn dyke, r.eguiiar $I.5
lition,i one copy of wh'lichi we are
lo wed to gi ve to eaichI pidl uip
bscri ber to t he new and best
>)-hIerin NIagaizinie, 1. ife 'and I,et
rs. 1ifec andi I et ters is ani i(lda
on th ly EAl agazi ne. Th'le first
litioni of ihe Witch's Castle was
cha ust ed in t hree weeks after pub
:at(in. Call at onicea
or they wvill not last fut a lew
LLIA PARTIES AfRE HIERliY NO
.tified that tax 'xcttions will he
sued( agaitnst all propeity upon which
wn taxes wilt not have been paid by
mn 10th day of D ecembner. This notice
positIVe and final.
.JNO. W. EA ' " ARIDT, Mayor.
Itoh. o. STI'wA; T, .*, Clerk.
IElS F'ROM WHIITMIRES,
.918 A cres of good cotton land, or
noree River, goodl pasture land. May
bought cheap and on easy terms,
ppuly to E. H. AULL,
Newberrv. S. C.
,..T H E...
People's National Bank
PROSPERITY, S. C.
CAPITAL STOCK $25,000.
Burglar proof safe and insurance
fire proof vault. Ve do a general
banking business. We solicit your
business. Prompt and polite at
Interest allowed in savings de
M. A. CAis,itsE, President.
H. C. MosEicLY, Vice-Pres.
W. W. WIEELER, Cashier.
W. P. Pugh, W. A. Moseley,
Jacob 13. Fellers, R. L. Luther,
Gco. W. Bowers, John B. Fellers,
J. P. Bowers, George Johnstone,
M. A Carlisle, H. C. Moseley, Jos.
We have a few more of those
celebrated Heaters w'iich we will
sell at reduced prices. Also a few
Guns, Loaded Shells, Shot and
Powder. We are headquarters for
low prices on these articles.
Get our prices hetore you buy.
NEWBERRY HARDWARE GO,,
F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Newberry, S. C.
Capital - -- $50,000
Surplus - - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
mient sinceO or
ganization - 9 ,200
Io Itti '. i . c- '' t) Wvorlc
for our, M: i', m el 'ticer to
hIvt owne) w~orkog h> yon. Tr3
i 'pen . a ig ncu t wt
E t a:' ai in the Savings d
part rt!m MNy~ eud let it. begin
w :I b for y u.InternMit comiputed
I pu 'tent Jaffu'ary J andl( July 1
Anyno sending n uiket ch and doneCripti
quickly ascertahn our. opintion froo w tO
tion t ricitl con bidant I i. IIiN0 K on
l'tt to aken Irt %ttmt1 & C
tpeciai notice, wit hout chtargo, in thto
IA handsomeciy illnstratnd woakly. L.
enintto t n rtii 1. ti l n0
t.-anch Oflico 1925 iF AL. Washinut