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E. H. AULL, EVITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1904.
The Dome is Safe.
At least this is the report of Mr.
Berle, the chief structural engineer
of the supervising architect of the
treasurey department. at Washing
ton. He says that "the conclusion
to which I come in regard to Mr.
Wilson's report is that, aside from
his own uncertain standpoint, there
is absolutely no foundation for the
statement that the girders are ser
iously overloaded." This would
seem. to be strong enough. and yet
he says Mr. Wilson's calculations
were based on a wrong measurement
of the work as shown-by th'e shop de
tail drawings and by actual measure
ment of the work in pl'ace as it
stands in the capitol.
We cannot understand why Mr.
Wilson would base his calculations
on wrong nieasurements when he had
the drawings before him and the
wbrk and sizes before him in the
tnfilding itself. We can see no reason
It ii I source of gratification, how
6,er, to know from one who is an
expert and has no interest directly
or'indirectly among those of our
committees who are cross firing, that
there is no immediate or remote dan
ger of a collapse of the dome of the
capitol and those who desire to seek
jdbs in the state house may do so
without fear of a collapse of the
The committee can hang the new
sietl ceiling, says Mr. Berle, without
6erloading the girders.
i. Berle's report is published else
where and we invite you to read it.
Must Depend on Agriculture.
"The land area of the south is
583,32,ooo acres. In 1900 the total
farm- acreage was 387,690,426 acres,
or about two-thirds of the total land
area. The total improved acreage
'6nly 145,f85,599 acres, or about
40 per cent. of the total farm acreage.
.leaves 242,ooo,ooo acres of farm
ad to be put into profitable culti
vation. Here is a work of develop
mentt -.cut out for the people of this
secion, and all the agencies which
are'sti-iving to add to the prosperity
6f thl south. The south cannot de
velop by manufactures alone. Its best
development must be in agriculture,
arid, aricultural growth will bring
other developments. The unimproved
farm lands of the south give a great
er area for settlement and cultiva
tion1 thSan the total area of Texas,
L.c4itia and Arkansas' combined.
Over 11o,0oo,0oo acres of this un
improved farm land lies east of the
Missis ippi river, and there is a com
parative :small amount of it which
isivnot available for crops of some
kind for stock or fruit. The
total value of farm lands and
improvenients in the south in
igoo as $3,182,573,472, and of all
farm property. $5,x58,161,991. The
valte .of the farm products in the
census- year was $1-535. 528.744- If
you -can increase the value of your
fannm laNds by $5 an acre, you will add
to their value nearly $2.o00.000,000
*Tbe evidence is that improved public
roads have increased the value by
it least $10 an acre. I have heard of
cases where the increase was $25 and
$30. Bring into cultivation but one
half of your now unimproved farm
lands and at the same rate of pro
duction of the cultivated lands today
and you wvill add to the yearly value
of ~your farm products at least $i,
200.0oo,oD0-or twice the value to
you cottn crop of 1oo3. WVith the
added production from these unim
proved lands will come greater re
turns from the now improved lands.
"Is there anything that will do so
much towards bringing all these
lands into careful cultivation as a
good roads system. reaching out
from the towns to the remote dis
tricts? is it possible that any peo
ple can long afford to forego such
an element of added wealth?"
The above is an extract from a
speech of Mr. M. A. Hays. of the
land and industr;-l department ot
the Southern railway. delivered at
New Orleans before the Natioral
C.ood Roads convention.
It is v.urtly of the im.-- cai fu!
.ac tho:hil - - C n of all our
people. This is primarily an agri
cultural section and must of neces
sity remain largely on agricultural
ection and must depend on agricul
ure. True we have grown very rap
,dly in the last tweny years in manu
*actures and especially is this true of
outh Carolina. Even this being
:rue, and we would not do anything
o retard the growth of manufactures,
t remains that our agricultural inter
sts are large, and we must not be
mmindful of the importance of this
Mr. Hays says truthfully that
here is no one thing that will con
ribute so much to bring this land
nto cultivation and to improve the
:ountry as a system of good roads.
We talk about it and we complain
>f our bad roads in the winter season
but we have never yet gotten really
n earnest on this subject. To build
roads that will be worth anything
will take money and it would be the
wisest and biggest * paying invest
ment we could make, but until we can
make up our minds to pay the price
we had just as wpll stop talking about
the beauties ana the comforts and the
advantages and the value of good
roads to any community.
We will furnish a first-class barbe
cue at Mr. Perry Halfacre's mill on
July the 9th, 1904.
The public is cordially invited and
also the jolly candidates with their
speeches to entertain the aged.
We will build a pavillion for the
young folks to enjoy themselves
dancing. Plenty of cool water and
shade. Come one, come all.
D. E. Halfacre.
J. D. H. Kibler.
All pledges of candidates mtust be
signed and assessments paid on or
before. Saturday, July 2, 1904.
By prder of the county democratic
B. B. Leitzsey,
EXAMINATIONS FOR SCHOL
Examinations for Winthrop Col
lege, Clemson and South Carolina
College normal scholarships will be
held for this county on Friday, July
8th. . Eug. S. Werts.
Co. Supt. Ed.
For the Hartford school for 8 or
9 months term. Salary $4 per month.
Applications filed with undersigned
by July 7. 1904. Patrons will meet
at school July 7. 1904, at 3 p. m. to
elect teacher. E. L. Hayes,,
3. P. Summer,
Jno. Cousins, Jr.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
MENT AND DISCHARGE.
Take notice that T w:ll makea
inal settlement on the estate ot D.
L. Boozer. deceased, in the Probate
Court for Newberry county. on Mon
lay. August 1. 194 and immediately
threafter apply to said Court fora
ischarge- as administrator of said es
All creditors of said estate are here
by tified to present their demand:
against said estate. properly attested
.m or before said date. and all parties
.wing said estate must make settle
ment with the undersigned at once.
D. L. Boozer,
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WM. F. 1LWART,
To whom this may concern:
This is to certify that the firs
key having been passed by the
proper owner without -unlocking
the box of money. I received
($1o.oo) ten dollars, and by the
request of many persons that held
keys to said box of money, for
warded the amount to Clinton
Orphanage. Please find copy of
W. H. Harris,
Clinton, S. C
Received from W. H. Harris and
many friends Ten Dollars for the
Orphans of the Thornwell Orphan
age. W. P. Jacobs,
This is to certify that I held the
second key to unlock said box of
money, and that I received ($6.o)j
six dollars. A. F. Dominick.
This is to certify that I held the
third key to unlock said box o:
money, and that I received ($4.o)
four dollars- J. H. M. Kinard.
The above receipts are pub
lished in order that all mnay
know the final disposition of
the ($:20.0oo) Twenty Dollars
given away to my Shoe cus.
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1-2 lb. Borax.
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2 Cakes good Soap.
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10 Sheets Tanglefoot.
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