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SHEEP RAISING IN THE STATI
More Dogs in This State Than Ther
Are Sheep-Secretary Watson
Hopes For Better Things
Columbia, November i8.-Commis
sioner Watson has sent out to certa2
inquirer an interesting letter in re
gard to sheep raisivg in this state
The letter is as follows:
Gentleman: Your letter of Novem
ber i, requesting our best estimat<
on the actual figures of the numbe
of sheep on hand at the spring shear
ing, the weight per fleece and th
amount of the clip in pounds in thi
state, has ben received. It is extreme
ly difficult to give you even an esti
mate, inasmuch as sheep growing ii
this state.has up to the present seasoi
been practically undeveloped, and bu
few statistics have been kept. Whei
this department was establish7ed las
January I undertook to push th
sheep growing industry to the fulles
extent. Up to the present time w
have not made as much headway a
I would like, although at presen
there is a considerable increase in th
number of sheep being raised in th,
In the returns to the comptrolle
general for taxation for the curren
year sheep and goats are numbered to
gether and the total m:mber is se
down as only 46,132. This figure
however. I consider worthless, be
cause so many owners' of animal<
fail to m4ke returns of such property
-In i86o there were in ti,e state 234,
ooo sheep. The decrease in the num
ber has been steady down to the cen
sus of i9oo. when we find the tota
number sheep in South Carolina plac
ed at 52,ooo. This decrease has beei
in large measure due to the ravage
of dogs, the number of which, not
withstanding the efforts of hundred
of owners to avoid taxation, was re
ported on January i tobe about 69,31
You will note by the census repor
of r9oo that the_number of fleece
shorn in this state in the fall of 189
and the spring of 19oo is given a
55,233, and the weight 175.290 pounds
the value at $31,537. I would not ven
ture any estimate such as it request
ed by 'you, and could only say tha
I have given you the only availabl<
figures. I wculd repeat, however, tha
the principal advance made by thi:
state in sheep growing in the las
twenty years has been within the las
year and a half, and this increase ha:
been a very material one. I knov
ofi two large places that have withi:
the last six months been thoroughl:
stocked with fine sheep brought fron
Trusting that next year we will b,
able' to give you complete and accu
rate statistics on this line, I am ver:
E. 3. Watson.
Messrs.- Latham, Alexander & Co.
of New York, the eminent banker
and commission merchants, univer
sally and populartly known all ove
the south, have issued their annua
report of "The Cotton Movemen
and Flunctuation" for 1899-1904. Thi
volume is a triumph of the printer'
and bookbinders art. It is as. nea
a perfect specimen as we have seer
Valuable articles are embodied fron
Messrs. Ellison & Co., of Liverpool
and Alfred B. Shepperson, of New
York. There is much other origina
matter, together with the usual table
of receipts, consumption, stocks, ex
ports and fluctuations. In no othe
publication, we take for granted, cai
such exhaustive infomation be foun<
in such a compact shape. The an
nual cotton report of the New Yorl
Commercial and Financial Chronicli
is also reproduced and a consummati
rticle from The New York Evening
Post reviewing the whole cotton sit
ation for the year. We take fo:
ranted that every person directl:
terested in the royal staple will ge
is admirable volume and we advis<
I who are concerned in such impor
nt matters to do so, as nowher<
e is there such a mine of valuabl<
owledge of the kind to be found.
Coolness of the Pacific Coast.
great scientific mystery of th<
fcocean has just been solved a'
theoretically. The experimenta
cation will come later, or per.
he new theory will be accepte(
that of a thorough discussion of the
facts on which it rests.
The mystery in question relates to
the origin of the immense current of
cool water which sweeps southward
along our Pacific coast from Alasko
to southern California the antithesis
in relative temperative and in direc
- tion of the gulf stream of the Atlan
tic coast. but mightier than the lat
- ter in volume, and modifying the land
climates all along its course to a
greater extent, possibly. than any
- other known ocean current. In short.
this current is one of the greatest
r agents employed by nature in produc
- ing the famous climate of the Pacinic
coast. The magnificent forests of
Washington and Oregon and the rich
- orchards and vineyards of California
- owe their existence largely to the in
1 fluence of this vast river in the sea,
which flows swiftly by the shore. tem
t pering with its coolness the arid heats
1 of summer, rolling in vast mantles of
t fog which distribute moisture like the
gentlest rain, and mitigating the se
t verity of the winter months with its
e equalizing influence, because, while
the average temperature of the water
t is much below that of the adjnning
! land in the summer, it is considerably
e above it in water.
Nor is this all. Turning westward,
r after skirting the shores of California,
t the great current spreads out over
- the center of the Pacific, touching the
t Hawaiian islands, where again its ge
i 1,fluence is beneficiently felt,
- with tte resudt that those islands en
joy a more uniformly agreable and
salubrious climate than any other
- land lying in a -similar latitude.
- Now, in a general way. and with
- out much critical examination, geo
1 graphers and oceanographers have
hitherto assumed that this Pacific
. .urrent was an offshot of. or a com
a plement to the northward flowing
- gulf stream of Japan. the Kuro Slwo.
This the Rev. S. E. Bishop, widely
- known for his researches on similar
5 subjects. disputes, and he sets forth
t the very interesting and surprising
5 proposition that the great current be
) gins near the South Pole, from which
t it follows that all the favorcd regions
mentioned above owe their felicitious
- climes to the transmitted coolness of
- the limitable ice fields which border
t the Anarctic continent, the coolness
having been brought ten thousand
miles under the sea in order to reach
Putting Away Worry.
We hear much in these days of the
need of taking life more restfully, of
keeping a quiet spirit and avoiding the
wear and strain of worry. Such in.
junctions are wvise and by no means
to be put aside as valueless, it
would be well for most of us to con
sider also how much needless worry
we may take from our lives.
Do you ever think of the burden of
care and anxiety that wears upon hu
man hearts every day-this day-be
s cause of the delicate neglects, and
- small carelessnesses of those who
r would never be wilfully unkind? In
I the aggregate it is something awful
t -the waiting, the heartache. the
s hours of sicknessing dread that a
s little thoughtfulness might prevent.
r The sick boy away from home has
.grown better, the threatened illness
1 proves trifling, and in the interests
,of returning health he postpones for
e' day or two the letter that should re
I lieve those at home. Two such days
s for anxious love to live through! We
- have succeeded in the mission tunder
r taken for a friend, and he will be
1 glad and thankful when we let him
I know-on the morrow. One more
- night he bears a burden of uncertain
c ty and doubt the weight of which we
cannot understand. The request
a quickly granted, the prompt reply,the
Sdoing at once what the hand finds to
- do even in matters that may seem
r trivial to us may mean much at the
, other end of the line. By all means
t let us put useless worry out of our
lives, but let us take care that no neg
lect of ours puts it into the life of a
Mrs Smarte--"The fact of the mat
ter is there are no plays worth see
Mrs. Trayler--"Guess that's so;
they tell me, for instance, that the
new piece at the Planet, a problem
play, you know, isn't fit to be seen."
I Mrs. Smartre-"You don't say! I'll
The Christmas Delineator.
The December Delineator, with its
message of good cheer and helpful
ness, will be welcomed in every home.
The fashion pages are unusually at
tractive, illustrating and describing
the very latest modes in a way to
make their construction during the
buv festive seasn a pleasure instead
of a task, and the literary and pictoral
features are of rare excellence. A
select;on of Love Songs Nfrom the
Wagnes operas. rendered into En
glish by Richard de Gallienne and
beautifullv illustrated in colors by J.
C. Levendecker. occupies a prominent
place. a chapter in the -Composers'
Series, relating are Rom:.ace of Wag
ner and Cosima. is an interesting sup
plement to the lyrics. A very clever
paper entitled "The Court Circles of
the Republic." rescribes some unique
phases of Washington social life is
from an unnamed contributor, who is
said to write from the inner circles of
society. There are short stories
from the pens of F. Hopkinson Smith,
Robert Grant. Alice Brown, Mary
Stewart Cutting and Elmore Elliott
Peake, and such 1iteresting writers
as Julia Marguder, L. -Frank Baum,
and Grace MacGowan Cooke hold the
attention of children. Many Christ
mas suggestions are given in needle
work and the Cookery pages are re
dolent of the Christmas feast. In ad
dition, there are the regular depart
ments of the magazine, with many
special articles on topics relating to
woman's interests within and without
The sheriff says that Henderson
is now in jail, but reliable informa
tioid has reached Columbia that he is
not even now in the custody of the
Saluda sheriff. The governor is in
vestigating the matter.
Catholic Standard and Times.
"Want some money, do ye?" said
the kind old lady. "Now, I wonder
ef ye coserve it. What would you
do with a penny ef I gev it to ye?"
'Lady." replied the polite beggar,
"ver kindness would touch me so dat
I'd buy a postal card wid de money
an' 'write ver a note o' thanks."
She-I was a fool to marry you.
le-I suppos-e so, but I am not
willing that you should bear all the
blame. I asked you to.-Town
Tupman-What's the matter, WVil
WVillie (sobbing)-Your go-go
Tupman-Well, what has he done?
Willie-He h-h-hit me with h-h-his
Two of the Trask lecturers at
Princeton University this year will be
Dr. Bliss Perry. editor of the Atlantic
Monthly. and Rev. Dr. Edward Ev
erett Hale, chaplain of the United
Ex-President Cleveland was ac-.
companied to his voting booth on
election day by a companion, his
faithful beagle hound Brownie, who
watched with much interest his mas
ter's assertion of his citizenship.
Had no Other Excuse.
George Dem etewekowles and Mary
Geanakepepoulous got a marriage li
cense in Chicago theo ther day. Evi
dently the lady married for love
Notice is hereby given that the
books of registration of the Town of
Newberry, S. C., are now open, and
the undersigned as Supervisor of Reg
istration for said town, will keep said
books open every day from 9 a. in.,
until 5 p. m. (Sundays excepted), in
cluding the 1st day of December, 19o4.
T. 0. Stewart,
Supervisor of Registration.
September 5, 19o4.
4t T and F.
Notice is hereby given that I will
apply to the National Bank of New
berry, S. C., at the expiration of thir
ty days for a re-issue to me of a new
certificate of stock in lieu of certifi
cate No. 61o which has been lost.
W. T. Tarrant.
Some people might find time for
helping one another if they were not
so busy helping themselves.
"Tuum quod bonum felix faustum
que sit populo Americano," cables
the Kaiser to Mr. Rosevelt. "You're
all to the good," says Big Bill Dev
cry in his free translation.
Newberry, S. C.
C)rganisM eci 1800.
Capital - - - $50,0001
Surplus - - - 19,5001
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or- T
ganzation - - $9,200
A man working by the day is paid
o r the time he puts in at work, but
when that man saves a dollar for his:
day's labor it works for him nights,
as well as days; never lays off on
account of bad weather and never
gets sick, but goes right on earn
ing him an income. It's a nice
thing to work for money, but it's
much nicer to have money working
for you. Try it--open a savIngs
account with us and get some money
working for you. Make a deposit
in the Savings department today
and let it begin to work for you.
Interest computed at 4 per cent
January i and July i of each year
The business under
the firm riame of Shelly,
Dean & Summer will
be carried on at the
same old stand under
the name of Shelly & h
Summer, We want all
our friends and cus
tomers to continue to
give ustheir patronage..
We have the cheapest I
and most com plie te
stock of FURNITURE
ever opened in New
berry. Come and see -
our stock and ask -our
Don't Make a
until you see our line.
If you do you will regret
it. Call and see our
stock, and if you are
not pleased you will i
have time to go else- si
-%e n rmst delicious ice
n- ii! the package.
- -!.- - wt::al-or. All grocers
i ' ( rcanlt suppsy YOU
l Fo;ikiid@: Van
*n navo'ed. Address,
1;x 1T, Roy, NY.
Miss Bessie L. Simmons,
(Over Pelham's Drug Store.)
iano and Voice.
Lrm beginning Monday, Sept. 5, 1904
$3.00 Per. Eight Lessons.
8read. Maker and Raiser
yon can mix and. knead
In 3 Minutes.
Hands do not touch the dough.
DOES AWAY WITH HAND KNEADING
AND MAKES BETTER BREAD. . .
Easy to clean.. A child cani work 'd.
'HEY ARE GUARANTEED TO
rIVE SATISFACTION OR YOUR
IONEY BACK. PRICE $2.0o.
llufy Elflul hpq,
F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Sec'y and Treas
For Sale by
C. H CANNON.*
,Ap ply to
Norwood & Tyree, Agents,
Newberry, S. C.
3est Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
sear 0., N. & L. Depot.
In tea and coffee sets, both ster
ig silver and plated ware. Te de
gns and patterns get more dainty
id desirable with each passing year
id our grandmothers' eyes would
inkle with amazement at the dis.
ay to be seen here.
oniels &W'II'on .