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liercased Interest in the trs winz of a:
Corn-Makin the south 1
Atlanta, Ga., July 27.-With 26,277,- a
000 acres planted in corn this year,
being an increase of 1,535,000 over a
1909 and 2,776,000 acres over 1908, the S
farmers of Virginia, North Carclina, ta
Virginia...... -- -1,9
Norin Carolina... ...--.-.----.-.-.
South Carolina.. -. --
Georgia ..... -- - - - -- - 4'31
Kentucky .. - - ....3,3
Tennessee.- -- -- -- 3,3
Mississippi...-...-.-. --....... 2,6
Total...... ---. .....23.51
The table indicates that each State e!
showed an increase over 1908 in 1909 r
and an increase over 1909 in 1910. The
condition of this year's crop as re
ported by the dep,-rtment shows the: e
States of the South leading the coun-IE
try, Mississippi being first, Alabama
-second and Georgia third. cr
This great increase in the acreage sa
devoted to" corn is considered one of b(
the most hopeful signs in the South pi
today. . In a letter to the directors SE
of the - Southern Railway company, ot
President Finley called particular at- or
tention to these figures and said: ic
"The increase in the acreage of tr
corn, accompanied, as it is, by a quite m
general adoption of improved cultur- cr
al methods, is one of the most en- n
coilral-ing features of Southern agri- fo
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A VIRGIMA NAGISTRATE'S *hi
* Mr. Justice Brown on the Bench. * m
(By Williams Welch.) sa
Rap, rap, rap, rap.
"I want order'in the court here. Let w
me tell you niggers. Get out of- that ev
window there. If you want to hear
you come' inside. It's hot enough in b<
here now. Get out I tell you or I'll mo
throw this gavel at you. Dan, envoke Igc
"Oh, yes. Oh, yes. Oh, yes. God c
save the commonwealth of Virginia, ye(
'God save the honorable court, God al
save the honorable judge, God save
the peace and dignity of the old Do- Se
"The first case on the docket is ai
Sarah Carter and' Henry Thompson. sc
Have you got them two, Dan?" j
."Yes." -. ' tc
"Bring 'em out. . . '. You two
~are charged by Officer Lee with dis. C(
orderdly conduct and disturbing the th
peace ad dignity of the commonwealth 24
of Virginia by using profane language st
on the public highway, fighting and
attempting to wound, maim, injure '3
and disfigure the bodies and persons w
of each other. What have you got to to
say about It? Go ahead Sarah and Ci
tell me something."
"Mr. Brown, I gowine to tell you de
truf. I 'clare befo' my God, Mr. Ii
Brown, I is gowine to tell you de truf.
I was jus' a standin' in my do' wid a ce
sugar bowl in my han'. I was gowine
to have a little party at my house ci
celebratin' the anniversary of my hus
band's death, and was goin' across de oi
road to borrow some sugar from Liz- ci
zie Johnson, when long come dat darej
fiat foot nigger an he say to me.~t
'Sarah, you better take dat face of a
yourn inside 'cause it's enough to ti
break the Sabbath.' Den I say to him,
Skind o' sourcasm, 'Fade away nigger. ti
'fade away, 'cause you ain't able to ri
specify.' Den he says he gowine to ti
smack me so hard he slap all de taste al
out of my mouth, and I say, 'Nigger, t]
you is just as welcome 'round here as ai
de diptheria and you might be game
in de head but -you sho got rabbit O
Ablood in your feet.' Den he say if I c
come out dere he gowine to chase me n:
so fur it would cost eight dollars to h;
*send me a postal card. Dem' I jus'
look at him wid silent intempt, and, ti
Mr. Brown, he use such aweful lan
serwage and say he gowine to breed
scandal 'bout my character. Den I E'
got so mad dat I just walk right out
there, I 'low I did, and I bust him iM
over de head wid dat air sugar bowl."
"Henry 'what have you got to say 0I
"Mr. Brown, God! Hear dat woman h
lie! I been up de old Barefield road
to de sto' and I bought a sack o' 0
meal and a Smiffield ham and I was la
walkin' back jus' about dusk and I l
was not thinkin 'bout nothin'. When
I pass dat air woman's house she say e
right out loud, so everybody could h
hear, she say. -Dar go H-eniry. He tl
man, similarity breeds contempt, and
beentaome aimessn ae me I
trouble do come dis way I gives it a
kiss and a hug.' And .dn r
t-nnessee. Alabama, and Missisipp
:e furnishing very substantial proo
the fact that the South is constant
devoting more attention to raisinl
s own food supplies. These figure!
,e from the last report of the bureal
statistics of the United States de
irtment of agriculture. The acre
,e in corn for the three years in thes
ates is shown in the followin
908. 1909. 1910.
5,000 2,0430:100 2,142.00o
37,000 . 2,898.000 3,0-2,000
S3,000 2,218,001 2,41S 000
)0.000 4,400,000 4,532,000
36,000 3,568,000 3,639,000
50,000 3,575.000 3,718.000
50,000 3,233,000 3,524,000
0,000 2,810,000 3,232,000
)1,000 24,742,000 26,277,000
Itural progress. It is one of zh(
sults of a general movemeni
roughout the South in the directiom
diversified agriculture--a move
ent which we are endeavoring t(
icourage and assist as far as w
Ln properly do so."
As the farmers of the South in
ease their yield of corn, they wil:
.ve enormous sums which they hav(
en spending in the West for foot
-oducts and will consequently them
Ives realize more from cotton anc
her market crops. Economic auth
ities agree in declaring the Amer
an corn crop the basis of the cour
y's prosperity since in'such a larg(
easure the production of othei
ops in the South consequentl5
eans a greater share of prosperit5
r this section.
)use I d'on't mess wid nobody wher
, fust thing I know, kerbop! Sh(
t me over de head wid dat dar(
Lgar bowl and den I turn round, I
w I did, and I lam her right in dE
ouf wid dat dere ham."
"Have you got any witnesses? Liz
e Johnson what have you got tc
"Mr. Brown, befo' we come in herE
e all made up to swear dat what
er Sarah said is so."
"You get out of here. I fine yoU
>th $2.50 apiece and costs, thai
akes $3.75. How much money yot
"Mr. Brown, I ain't got but just 8(
nts on my soul. I worked all da3
sterday at de peanut wharf an dat's
I dey give me."
"How much money have you go1
"Mr. Brown, I haint got but 50 cents
id I borrowed dat from Lizzie John
~n on my way down here' cause
s' felt in my bones dere was goin
be somethin' doin' dat was nasty.'
"I reduce the fines and remit the
~sts. Say Dan, get that $1.30 out o:
em niggers and lock them up foi
hours apiece. And say Dan, be
tre to-lock them up separately.
"The next case on thes docket is Jin
illiams, charged bj Officer Tati
ith the larceny of one rooster an3(
go pullets from the premises o:
aptain John B. Stone. Is your name
"My name, sir, is James Montagui
"Are you the defendant in thi:
"No, sir. I is de man what tuck d<
"Then what did you put in a plei
'not guilty' for if you took thi
"When I come here yesterday:
tought I took de chickens; but I go
lawyer here, an' he tole me I neve:
"I reckon you know more about i
tan your lawyer does and I tell yoi
ght now you niggers have got to le
tese white folk's chickens' alone.
n going to give you six weeks oi
le chaingang. Lock him up, Dan
2d call the next case....
"Rufus Taylor you are charged b:
fficer Tate with stealing one sack o
>ffee from the wharf of the Old Do
tinion Steamboat company. Wha
ave you got to say about it, Rufus?
"Mr. Brown, I wants to file objec
What are your objections ?"
"I don't know, Mr. Brown, I jus
ants to file de objections."
"What do you know about any ob
ections? .Who told you to say that?
"My lawyer, sir. He told me to fil
'Who is your lawyer? Why isn't h
ere to represent you ?"
"He is Mr. Jim Field. He is a co]
red gentleman. He ain't a regula
twyer. Sometimes he works for hi
yin' an' he couldn't git off to day.
"Well your objections are overrul
d. I just tell you right now 1 don
ave no nigger lawyer jpracticing I:
uns Court. Tell us whether you stol
lat coffee or not."'
"Mr-. Brown, he is not zackly
iwyer. He use to work about a law~
er's office. He is shuckin' oyster
day down at the wharf."
"What have you got to say abou
i for everything that's missin' 'round
here. I wan.s to file er affidavit dat
Inever took df. coffee, dat I never
r .:as nowhere 'bout de Ole Dominion h
Steamboat company's whaf, dat I tb
don't drink coffee nohow, dat I don't Ca
- like it, I likes tea do very well."
-Why didn't you steal some tea
"Mr. Brown, I never seen no tea
'round dere nowhere."
"Thirty days. Lock him up, Dan,
and call the next case."
"The next case is Henry Harper. Is
that nigger here again, Dan? Well,
Henry. I see you have been drinking
"No, sir, Mr. Brown, I been very ill
these lass three days.. Seems like
everything go right to my head."
"What were you doing with that A
bottle of whiskey when you were ar
I was not gowine to drink it. I!
just got it to steep my breath in."
"Where have you been these fast
ten days that you have not been up A
"Dogged if I know. Mr. Bro,L
think I must have been in heaven."
"How, did you get down again?"
"I think I must er slid down on a
rainbow, Mr. Brown."
"Better take 10 days to remove the B
splinters. Lock him up, Dan. .
"What is your name and what do T
"My name is Parthenia Harris, and
I wants to get my husband 'rested."
"What has he been doing?"
"I don't know, Mr. Brown: Seems
like he goin' crazy. He done loss all
"What is all the trouble about?"
"We been gettin' up a church socia- S
'ble for the benefit of the African mis
sionary society and when we come
home he wanted me to do the Salomey
-dance fur him, and I told him I T
wasn't goin' to take off my flannels
and ketch my death in a draft for no
body. Then he tried to foce me and I
say, 'Nigger you hetter have your
head examined and if you lay you han' A
on me I can hear you sayin' 'Good
mornin' judge.' Then I got right up
from my vittles and as I walk away
from him he bust me right over the A
head' with a plate."
"Then whtdid yo do?" io o
"And now you want him arrested."
"Yes, Mr. Brown, I wants you to
have him arrested this comin' Thurs
day and when you lock him up throw
away the key."
"Why do you want to have him ar
rested on Thursday?''"
"Doctor Crecy say he don't think
he can git him out of the hospital
"You get out of here."
"Mr. Brown, may the peace and u
blessings of the Lord be upon my soul d
and if that nigger ever fools with me 24
again I am comin' back in here wid
his year in my teeth." b
"The next case oni the docket is .Jeff
Wilson and Henry Davis, charged by R
Officer Lee with disorderly conduct, ci
flghtin4 on the public highway, and t<
disturbing the peace and dignity of
the Commonwer..th of Virginia. What
about it Jeff? I don't want no long'
winded speeches because I am going
"Mr. Brown, I'm very sorry 'bout l
gittin' in dis mess. I been out e' work t
and I thought ! just walk over to de
old Turner place and as I go 'long I s
hear de ole bell strike 12 o'clock an
I say, 'Dere she goes. Its -dinner time 24
for some folks but just 12 o'clock for
me.' Den I See Henry come by an: s1
I say, 'Ho, Henry whar youl gownm-.'
He say, 'I gowine whar I gwine. Darc
V.har I gowine.' I say, 'Den it ain't
v ery fuir.' He say, 'But don't you bea
Lstandin' 'round here inowhere when I h
1gits back.' I say, 'If I wants to I
stan right here til my feet sprout.'
He say, 'If you is gwine to stan' dar e
you better watch an' pray.' I say. 'I o
ain't gwine do no prayin', but I sholy
gwine do some watchin'. Fuss thing a~
I know here come Henry back, an' he -c
had -a knife in his han' long enough
,to dig a grave wid. Den he approach-n
ed me very peevishly an' he say, 'Jeff:
dere ain't nobody here now but jus~ n
you and me.' I say, 'Dar whar you t
-wrong. Dey ain't nobody here but*-t
jess you, 'cause I gwine run,' and I
start runnin' and he come on aftere
.me and chase me. We went 'round de
block once and as we pass my sister's
house she say, 'What you all runnin* t
'bout so,' and I say, 'Don't ax me butt
have date gate open befo' we gits
back agin' but before we kin comer
'round again Officer Lee here he gits
"I fine you $2 apiece. How much
.money you got?" d
"Mr. Brown I. got jus' a dollar an
10 cents." g,
"H-ow much you got Jeff?" TI
"'Jess 30 cents."
)"You give me that dollar ten and
- ou give me that 3'0 cents. Now you
s both get out of here. I.am going fish- C
ing. How many more prisoners you c
t got. Dan?" f
"I go four. One woman and three tJ
"What is the woman in for?"
"Turn her out and tell her to go
>me and behave herself. Lock up
em three men. I'll hear their
Lses tomorrow. Court's adjourned."
AUGUST 9-27 iNCLUSIVE. *
* * * * * * * * * *~
(F. W. Higgins.)
aere's a ground swell coming for the
That are canterin' in this race,
is well they watch its capers-else,
T'will smite 'em in the face.
as, smite 'em and bite 'em, and toss
em on the ground,
id fist 'en, and twist 'em, and roll
em round and round.
)ld Partner" swore he'd kill that
At Clemson for relief.
:id bat his curriers top knot, and
Bring down the price of beef.
as, bat him, dad-drat him, and make
him know his place,
,d haul him, and maul him, and
drag him on his face.
it beef has simply climbed the air,
Until it's out of sight,
iat currier's dozing in his chair,
That bull's too fat to fight.
s dozing, and posing[ and laughing
on the side,
out how they tried to "do him," and
to "bus' him open" wide.
e'll get some safety matches of'
The most approved kind,
>me splinters of fat lightird, and
We'll steal right up behind; e
e'll punch him, an' we'll hunch him,
until he roundly swears,
iat the devil's come and got him,'I
and is scotin' down the stairs.
e'll feed him on bond issues, and
Ground "Alligator Rocks,"
id stuff him full of gooses,
And some dead old turkey-cocks.
?s, stuff him, an cuff him, until we!
make him yell,
id kned him, and feed him, oh, fes!
we'll give him - his'n.
aid when we've washed his daylight
Until he's sorter dead,
e'll rush blackberries, plums and
Up, six full weeks ahead.
e'll rush 'em, an we'll push 'em, at
least, that's what we say,
'e're on the job till 5 o'clock p. m.,
The Cecil Rhodes Scholarships.
The nfext examination for the Rhod
scholarships will. be held at the
niversity of South Carolina on Tues
y, the 25th, and Wednesdlay, the
~th, of October. There will be only]
1e vacancy from South Carolina to!1
filled next October.
Any one interested in the Cecil<
hodes scholarships can secure cir
tLars and information by applyii
the University of S. C. 1
It will be recalled that Dr. Geo. R.,
arkin, the agent of the Rhodes trust,
ade a visit to South Carolina last
.11, addressing some of the institu- I
ons of learning, and meeting at Co
tmbia the committee of award for
is State. He is an exceedingly
>rceful man and simply thrilled the
udents with his earnest message. ]
In his letter fixing the 25th and
th of October as the dates for hold-<
ig the next examination he adds this
atement, which will be of genuine:
Lterest to all applicants in South1
"You will remember-that candidates!
re eligible for a scholarship if they
ave passed the Rhodes qualifying
lamination in Latin and mathema
cs, but that in order to secure full
temption from responsions they are,
r hitherto have been, obliged to
tss in Greek at the responsions ex-.
nination in Oxford. By a recent de
tee, however, of Oxford university it
now possible for a candidate who
lay have passed the Rhodes qualify-.
ig examination in Latin and mathe
tatics, but not in Greek, to remove
ie Greek 'condition' by passing in
iat language at some subsequent'
hodes qualifying examination. For
Cample, a candidate who may have
assed in Latin and mathematics in
ctober, 1909, may offer himself at
le examination of October, 1910, for
ramnination in Greek only; and, if he
ass, will not be required to pass in
esponsions Greek at Oxford."
He--Am I good enough for you,.
She-No, George, but yo are too
cod for aniy other girL.-St. Louis
Clothes plus make the Johnny.
loihes minus make the Salome dan
ar. Clothes multiplied make the wo
ian of fashion. Clothes divided make
Just Received, at
Bought at Half P
Sold the Sar
It will pay you to take a L
a friend or two. Buy Hat <
not charge for work.
One lot Miliams, the $2.00
Neaopoletins, black, worth
One lot Lace Tuscans, worth
All Ribons, Trimmings, Neck
At Reduced I
P. F. BAXTF
A Domestic Tragedy. ' col
he had been reading that a titled
nlishwomanl advises married wo-m
nto fiirt with their husbands. As
efinished the article her husband "a
ae home to dinner. .W
he ran to meet him. ca:
A little late tonight, duckydoOZe- is,
u," she said, with a dimpling smile. tir
"hat's that?" he growled.
he looked at him archly.
)on't you dare to kiss me,)" she tit
Gee," he cried, "I don't intend to!
Vht put that in your head ?" .pr
he half closed her eyes and coyly
rveyed him through the drooping
Don't you want to sit here by me
)f he sofa?" she cooed. 7I
"o, I don't. Why, you told me only Ico
etday that the springs were get- ci
igweak. Aren't you feeling well ?"
he laughed softly and shot him a m
ieglance and drew in her cheeks
ndflashed her white teeth and per.. bu
etibly winked. p
He drew back suddenly. .isa
What's the matter with you?" he ca
eanded. "Who are you imitating? is
~'t you make your face behave?" st
he pieked up the paper she had
e reading and flung it into the dec
There's nothing the raatte-:' with g
', she coldly replied.I
"Just mugging for fun, ehb? Glad
)that. Stimson was'' telling me to-I
ayabut a lot of trouble his wife ism
3aing with her facial nerves, and I sp
asfraid you'd caught it. Ain't that P
no'unded dinner ready?"--Cleve- a
an Plain Dealer. lit
The Trooper's Wise Steed.
Trooper Brown of the British ?rerrl- I'r
orals was "green."~ His horse, like- ki
wie unaccustomed to war, seemed be
ao its appearance and general
;rcture to have been not very long
goa dray horse. But it was a wise he
nel~ and had learn~ed through ex
~.re1ce that to keep one&s mouth 7
;htis to avoid many troubles. - uhL
ratice had enabled it to keep its of
~ntth shut very successfully and
On the first morning parade in as
rovper Brown's first camp the lieu
ennt rode down the lines of his' se
rice, and to be
:ok. Come, and bring
)r Trimmings. We do
kind, $1.00 each.
2.00 now $1.00 each.
$2.50 now $1.00 each.
wear, Combs, Belts, etc.,
:R & SON,
Line can be
-found at all
'All the men turned out, sergeant
jior?" he queried.
'Yessir," said the sergeant major,
1 except Trooper Brown. He's
biting for his horse to yawn so's he
a slip the bit in, but the worst of it
sir, the brute doesn't seem a bit
Wasted His Politeness.
'Wont you have my st; madam,"
asked politely as he got up.
'No, thank you," she replied. "I
efer to hang to a strap."
'But I insist."
'No; I really prefer to ride this
"My dear lady, I could not permit
u to do s<... I should not feel at all
mfortable sitting here while you.
mg to that strap."
"Don't let it bother you for a mo
mt, I implore you."
"Ah, you are very kind .to say that
.t I still insist on givng you my.
a.ce. I, if you will pardon me for
ying so, am not one of those who
n be insensible of the courtesy that
due to ladies. I come of Southern
:>ck. Please take my seat.
"Oh, pshaw! If you must know it.
am wearing a new corset and could
t i' down if I wished to ."--Chica
A senator who has grown very dig
ed in: recent years was making a
eech, says the Saturday Evening
>st. After he had finished there was
reception at one of the hotels. A
tie man pushed eagerly forward.
"Hello, senator!" he shouted. ..
"How do you do, sir?'
"Say, senator, you remember me?
n Jones-Jones of Springfield, you
row. I met you down here. Remem,
r how full we got together?"
"I do not," replied the senator Icily,
They pushed Jones away, but soon
"Hello, senator!" he shouted. "Don't
u remember that time down in St.
>is we went out and made a night
it? Jones of Springfield, you know."
They shoved Jones away again, and,
mebody standing near the senator
ked: "Who's your friend?"
"I don't know who he is, but he
ems to be hell on reminiscences."