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-. - LOCAL MARKET.
COTTON MARKET *
Corrected by Nat Gist. _d
Good Middling. .14% E
Strict Middling. . 14% 5sButter............25
Middling....d.C..ms lo r )...5.10 to 205
By Robt. M~CC. Holmes. Cr.......9
Good MliddlinWo., 14 el.......9
Strict Middling. . .Sugar........5 to6
Middling.....15 Bacon......13% to 15%
Cotton seed 30 cents.
TOLUXE XLI NUBER 64. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, All,:UST !:, 010.
HELD ON FINE FARM
OF MR A. D. HUDSO'
CO-3DSSIONERWATSON AND GO
ERNMENT EXPERTS SPOKE.
Meeting in Line With Federal Demoi
- stration Work in Connection With
The picnic and meeting of the fal
mers at Mr. A. D. Hudson's farm o
Wednesday was very largelv attendei
This meeting is one of a series whic
are being held in this State under th
direction of the Farmers' Demonstrc
tion work, which is being conducte
by the Federal governnent in conne(
tion with the department of agricu:
ture of South Carolina. About 1,00
people were in attendance. The crow
was a representative one, there bein
planters present from nearly ever
section of the county.
Mr. Hudson's farm is being operal
ed under the direction of Mr. A. (
Smith, of the Federal governmen
and special agent of the bureau (
plant industry. The place for holdin
this meeting, however, was selecte
on account of the beautiful grove a
this farm an- the conveniences fc
holding such a. meeting, rather tha
to examine the farm, as this is th
first year the farm has been under th
direction of the Federal governmen
Still, a great deal of work has bee
done .nd tL farm itself aa objei
lesson to other farmers. The cor
and cotton, are as fine as can be see
anywhere and it would be worth th
while of any farmer to take a loo
at this farm and see what is bein
done and what can be done by moder
and up-to-date methods.
In addition to the farm proper, Mi
Hudson has a hog farm which is
model in itself, and while it may nc
be the finest in the State, he has
fme lot of Berkshire hogs and a boa'
which Mr. Smith ,selected for hin
which is said to be really the fine.
hog in the State and a brother to th
finest in the country. Mr. Hudson ha
ready sale for all his pigs p.t a4 goo
:price, and this part of the farm is als
Tunder the control of the Federal gos
.ernmnent, and it could easily be see
bow to manage that part of the fan
The hogs are divided into lots an
crops are planted in'these lots suiita
ble for the raising of hogs and the
can easily be transferred from on
lot to another.
It is not proposed to make of th
farm a cotton farm, but to grow cot
ton and at the same time everythin;
else that is needed on the farm.
Mr. Hudson, Sr., is giving particu
lar attention to the garden, and h
has a very fine garden.
- The purpose of this farm is to il
lustrate the advantages of rotatin;
ci-ops, and thus building up the lanc
and at the same time growing on th
farm everything that is necessary t
sustain the farm.
Hon. E. J. WatsoN commisioner o
agriculture for South Carolina, wa
rpresent and delivered a very pract:
caTl 'talk, and demonstrated by the us
'of figures that the South, or rathe
'South Carolina. was purchasing fro:
'abroad things that could be grown i
this State amounting to about sever
T-~ million liolai s, and counting th
expenditure for fertilzer whic
amounts to about $17.000,000, ti
total amounts practically to th
value of the entire -cotton crop of th
State. If the 'farmers would produc
their corn and 'bacon and produc
'and raise their own :horses and mule
as they- should do. this money whic
is sent. out of the State could be kej
here 'and we would soon become 0r
'of the richest' States 'in the union.
'is a fact that while South Carolir
'has the record of producing the grea
est number of bushels of corn to ti
'acre on a single acre. she, at the san
time, has the record of producing ti
smallest nurmber of bushels per acr
tding the whole State into consider:
The-'fallowing figures are given 1
Mr. Watson, which in themselvi
shonid arouse the farmers of thn
c n: only to thinkirg or. the:
Estimated amounts annually (190!
10) sEnt outside the State for produc1
that can be raised at home:
Horses and Mules . ... $11,350,000.(
Bacon, etc. ..........13,000,000.C
Dairy products .......12,000,000.C
Flour ............ 20,000,000.A
Corn ............ 6,000,000.(
Other commercial feed
stuffs ... 3,000,000.C
Hpi. . .. .. .2.000,000.C
To which add actual ex
h penditure for commer
cial fertilizers (1909). 17,529,770.(
No account taken of canned good
Western fresh meats or other huma
0 food stuffs such as catsups, sod
d crackers, syrups, etc.
g Total money value of cotton cro
Seed (1909)........$ 89,820,000.0
Corn (1909).. ...... 33,337,000.0
Dr. D. A. Brodie, of the office c
farm management, Washington, D. C
d was also present and discussed bel
t ter methods for farming in South CaT
r olina. Dr. Brodie stated that ther
were no worn-out lands in this Stat(
e and that South Carolina at preset
e was in the front rank among th
States in the movement for bette
farming. He gave a number of bette
farm methods and amongst thes
a-were: '- '. i -
First-More careful preparation c
e seed beds. *
C Second-More careful selection c
Third-More careful planting.
Fourth-More careful cultivating.
Fifth-More careful harvesting.
Sixth-More careful s ring.
a Seventh-More careful arrangemen
t of crops.
a Dr. Brodie explained these severa
methods and gave examples. He en
' phasized the fact that the seed be
should be deep and mellow and hav
e plenty of humus. If the farmeri
s careful in the selection of his seed, h
d sure to have a better- stand and;
Smore uniform stand and an increase
yield. In the matter of planting, a
a rule, we plant too much seed as!i
Scotton, and we plant too carelessly
If good seed ar'e used, yo.u can plan
just enough to secur'e a good stand.
Dr. Brodie stated that the carn yieli
ewas frequently cut short by tcoppini
and by pulling the fodder, and the cot
ton yield was frequently injured b
not being cut at the right time. H
explained also the manner of storin
both cotton ::.nd hay.
eHe spoke of the introduction of the
winter crops. To aid in promotin:
crop rotation, there should be cove
crops which add nitrogen and humu
Sand afford pasture as well as hay
By rotating the farmer secures al
abundance of fodder and is able ti
keep more stock and it also enriche
Dr. Brodie also gave a number C
sfigures showing the average yield c
crops in South Carolina and in th
r United Staten. The average yield C
rcorn in South Carolina for thirt
years was 9.5 bushels per acre. AveT
age yield for 1909 was 16.7 bushell
The average yield for the Unite
States was 25.5.
Dr. Brodie's -speech contained a lc
e ofvaluable information and it wi
egive a new impetus to rotation an
e proper farming in this section.
e, In the afternoon Mr. W. R. Elliot
s, agent of the demonstration worki
h Fairfield county spoke and directe
>his remarks to leguminous crops.
Le Mr. A. G. Smith, who is in charg
[t of Mr. Hudson's farm and who is, a
La stated, special agent of the Feders
tgovernment department of plant 11
te dustry, also spoke in the afternoc
tand directed his remarks mainly i
tewhat was being done on this fart
e, pointing out tl e corn and cotton 2
I well as the hog farm. and stated the
it was the purpose, after the cottc
>ywas gathered, to put on this land
swinter crop, especially peas and vetc
is-and cover ndr sao beans. Effor
REFSION SLASHING SCRAPE.
)awkins and Showes Held for Trial.
fnterestinz Story of Their Ar
rest by Mr. BOyleston.
At the prelimiuary hearing before
sMagistrate E. B. Kibler, at Prosperity,
on Tuesday. Martin Dawkins at-d
0James Showes were held in the
o charge of assaulting Luke Summers
0 a street railway conductor of Colunl
o bia, at the Little Mountain reunion on
0 last Friday, an account of which ap
peared in The Herald and News. Will
0 Burch. who was lodged in jail charg
0 ed with the same offence, was releas
0 ed. All three are operatives of the
Mollohon cotton mill. As was stated
0 in The Herald and News of Tuesday,
Burch was arrested by Constable
Merchant, of Praosperity, and the
0 other two men were- arrested by Mr.
Reed C. Boyleston, at Mr. Davidson's
0 place, of which Mr. Boyleston is in
charge, about four miles from 'the
a Burch was represented at the pre
liminary hearing by Eugene S. Blease,
Esq. The two other men were with
- According to the testimony of Sum
mers- at the preliminary he was sit
ting down under a tree sick when he
was approached by the man whonr he
identified as Showes, who, he said,
came up and with an oath referred to
his condition as that of drunkenness.
Summers said he denied he was
e drunk; whereupon a fist fight ensued
between him and Showes, and follow
t ing the fist fight he was knocked down
e by several-he couldn't tell exactly
r how many were on him-after which
r he was unconscious. He identified
Dawkins and Showes as two of the
Mr. R. C. Boyleston, of this city, saW
the affair after it had begun. When
he saw it he says there were three on
Summers and one was holding him,
whether that was the .real intention
or not Mr. Boyleston says he can not
definitely state. He says Summers
was putting up a manful fight, but
t was overpowered, being struck on the
head by a stick and gashed under the
I arm. The man who was holding Sum-.
mers finally jerked him behind a tree,
said Mr. Boyleston, and that stopped
e the affray. . - ! .f... I L
Summers was able to be at-the pred
liminary, and it is said he was in fair
Scondition, though weak.
SBurch, the man released, had been
Ssuspicioned when seen walking from
SLittle Mountain to Newberry on the
day following the affair. There being
no evidence upon which the magis
trate thought he could hold him, the
case against him was dismissed.
There is an interesting story con
Snected with the arrest of Dawkins
and Showes by Mr. Boyleston.
Mr. Reed C. Boyleston, who is in
charge of Mr. James R. Davidson's
place, four miles from the city, was
on his way to Newberry when he over
Stook at Scott's creek two men, who
SMr. Boyleston says were coming to
rwards Newberry, judging by the posi
Stion in which he saw them and by the
-questions they asked. They inquired
of Mr. Boyleston if the road le.d to
SNewberry. He informed them that it
Sdid. Mr. Boyleston drove on, but he
had seen the difficulty at Little Moun
f tain and he thought he recognized the
f men as two of' those who.had beenI
e' connected with the affair. Looking
f back as he drove on, his suspicions1
Y were further increased by the. factj
-that the men, though they had asked
everything that is needed on the farm
and also crops of cotton, and at the
tsame time by rotating and planting
LI winter cover crops improve the land.
d Mr. Smith also explained to the far
mers the plans used in conducting
:a hog farm and the purpose anid ad
'I vantage of having the different lots
6 so that the hogs might be transferred
from one to the other, and in case of
e any incipient disease might be sep
,1 What is being done here under the
- direction of the government can be
n done by any farmer in this section and
.0 properly done will not only *enrich
, the soil but make farming a pleasant
3 and profitable occupation as it ought
t to be.
n A picnic dinner was enjoyed.
a It was through the courtesy of Mr.
h Eugene A. Griffin that the editor of
s The Herald and News went to the
the way to Newberry, turned aroun
and went in the opposite directioi
He had a negro in the buggy with hii
whom he wanted to get to town i
order that he might attend to som
matters.for him, and he came on tc
wards town. putting the negro out c
the buggy before reaching the citQ
He then turned back and on the roa
borrowed a single-barrelled shot-gu
and three shells and slowly followe
the men. Overtaking them about th
time a rain came up, they asked hir
if he could show them a place wher
they conld get shelter, and he fire
directed them to a mill on the plac(
and later told them that they coull
come up to his house. They sat 0:
his porch and he went into the hous
and got his double-barrelled gun, hi
suspicions having been confirmed b:
this time, and came out on the piazz
and told the men to consider them
selves under arrest.
One of the men, Showes, asked fo
the warrant. Mr. Boyleston tol,
Showes he didn't have any warrani
but that he had a shot gun, whic]
was just as good, if not better. Showe
said he wouldn't submit to this kini
of treatment and started down th
steps. Mr. Boyleson told him to hall
and Showes kept on and finally Mi
Boyleston made it plain that if h
went any further probably the sho
gun would be heard from. Thei
After he had overtaken the men a
the creek and suspicioned them, an
had come on towards town, Mr. Boy
leston on the return trip, followinj
the men, had telephoned to Newberr:
asking that a constable be sent for thi
men, but when he had waited a littli
while and no officer had received thi
message he decided to bring them oi
to town himself. He put both men ii
the buggy and let them drive, standinj
behind on the axles with his sio
gun, and thus the procession move<
townward. - The method was entirel:
effectual, if not usual, and the me;
were lodged in jail, and following-thi
preliminary they have been boun4
over to court.
Mr. Boyleston says one of the mei
held for trial told him that Summer
gave him. h-, and the other 6ni
told him that he held Summers' arm
This, of course, was after he had ar
rested the men.
A Few Words to the Voters of Souti
Carolina and Newberry County
It seems strange that some peopli
can not see any good In anybody bu
themselves, and are ever ready to con
demn and speak ill and detrimental o
their fellow-men, often withou
cause or a true knowledge of th4
man's character, simply because the:
differ in opinions or in years pas
have been at cross-roads with eaci
ther. Which is unfortunate but of
I have known Hon. Col L. Bleast
for 22 years or more, from early child
hood. The social, fraternal and busi
ness relations between us and all oth
ers as far as I know have bee1
straightforward, upright and honest
Of course he is not an angel. Who is
No mortal creature has wings, bu
we would like for the kickers to pul
in their horns some time and givi
every man a chance. Be just to all.
Knowing Hon. Cole L. Blease to be
man who will not rule to ruin and wil
deal fair and square towards one an<
all I hereby take pleasure in recoin
mending him voluntarily to the vot
ers of the State as a suitable candi
date for the honorable position o
governor of South Carolina.
* * * * * * * * * * *
* ITINERARY STATE CAMPAIGN.
* * * * * * * * * * *
Pickens, Friday, August 12.
Walhalla, Saturday, August 13.
Week off to attend reunion of Con
federate and red shirts at Spartan
burg if desired on August 17 and 12
Anderson, Monday, August 22.
Abbeville, Wednesday, August 24.
Greenwood, Thursday, August 25.
Laurens, Friday, August 26.
Newberry, Saturday, August 27.
"See here! Did you tell Von Club
ber I was the worst liar you eve
CANDIDATES SPOKE TO
A PLEASANT MEETING IN A PRO.
2 GRESSIVE TOWN.
t Candidates Present Their Claims-Is
sues Discussed by Aspirants for
(By John K. Aull.)
The county campaign opened on
Tuesday in the progressive town of
Whitmire. The meeting was attend
ed by. about 150 people, and all 'the
candidates were present except Mr.
rI George S. Mower, kho is seeking elec
tion to the house of representatives.
The speaking took place in the grove
behind the hotel, across the track
from the Seaboard depot, and the
speakers were given good attention.
The weather was fearfully hot. The
big trees gave a good shade, but the
blazing rays of the sun penetrated
the foliage here and there. It was
by no emeans -cool in the shade, but
where the sun shone thrdugh the heat
was intense. The speakers were, of
course, the greatest sufferers, and
they didn't mind.
County Chairman Fred H. Dominick
r presided in a happy manner, and he
carried the meeting through in con
siderably less than two hours, the
speeches being concluded before din
ner. There are, of course, no issues
in any of the races this year except In
that for the house of representatives
t -with the 'exception -of personal
I merit, which is an issue in any race.
r A wagon constituted the rostrum, the
i county chairman and the reporter oc
9 cupyin' the seat and the candidates
I pouring forth their eloquence stand
ing in the body.
i The candidates and the audience
were in excellent humor, and the
a meeting passed off pleasantly
- Chairman Dominick limited the leg
islative candidates to fifteen minutes
each and the other candidates to five
minutes each. Several of the candi
dates did not take' their full time,
while others would have spoken long
er but for the time limit.
The liquor question; the road ques
tion; thte tSate's higher institutions of
learning, and especially Clemson; ap
propriations and economy in the ad
ministration of the government; bien
nial sessions of the legislature; com
pulsory education; the divison of
the fertflizer tax; the proposed con
stitutional amendment providing for
another supreme court justice; the
turning over of the old court house
for Y M. C. A. purposes, and other
matters, received attegtion by the
legislative candidates, as will appear
from the detailed report of their ad
Following the addresses a barbe
cue dinner was served.
The candidates and all the visitors
enjoyed their stay in Whitmire. Whit
mire is not only a delightful town, but
it is a live town. The big Glenn
Lowry cotton mill, one of the largest
and most successful mills in the
. South, is located here, as is also
Coleman's bank, one of the most solid
. banking enterprises in the State.
g There are goop churches and schools,
and business houses which would do
credit to a much larger place, and the
residences are attractive. Tfhe people
take a pride in their town. And they
# are amost hospitable people.
One of Whitmaire's greatest needs
* and one of the greatest needs* of the
" entire No. 4 township, is better roads.
9 Exceedingly bad roads have been bot
tling up this section of the county. The
people of No. 4 are alive to the im
.portance of the roads. Some work has
- been put on the roads in that section
lately, and some of the roads are bet
'ter than they were some time ago, but
they lack much of being good roads,
and good roads the people of No. 4
mean to have.
The second me.eting of the county
campaign will be held at Young's
-Grove today. ,
r Following is a detailed account of
te opening meeting at Whitmire:
e On Tuesday.
ing the meeting read the list of candi
dates who had qualified, and stated
that the candidates for auditor, pro
bate judge, treasurer and members of
the house of representatives would
address the voters and would be in
troduced in alphabetical order. He
bespoke for each speaker the careful
attention of the audience.
He introduced first the candidates
Mr. S. M. Duncan said there were
no issues to be discussed in his race;
it was a choice of men. He was rear
ed and spent a number of years in
No. 4 township and believed he would
get a good vote here. He promised if
elected to give the people the best ser
vice in his power. In the selection of
his board of appraisers he would dis
tribute them around the county and
appoint men who would see to it that
no property escaped taxation.
Mr. Eug. S. Werts, the present audi
tor, said he would have served two
years when his term was out, and had
tried to do his duty. He invited any
one to go to his office and see if he
had done his work satisfactorily and
he thought he was entitled to a! second
term. He thanked the people for their
support in the past, and ssured them
if this support was continued, which
he asked, that he would continue to
serve them with all the faithfulnesx
of which he was capable.
Mr. Jno. L. Epps, the enciimbent,
said it seemed hardly necessary
that he should be introduced to an
audience in No. 4. Having been bozr.
and having spent the greater 'art of
his life in this township, he, felt at
home. He said there were no issues
for a candidate for treasurer to dis
cuss and he simply wanted to thank
the people for what they had done for
him in the past. He cited his record,
and asked the people to judge from
that whether he was a fit person for
the office. A man seleted for this
position should be sober, upright and
honest aid competent to receive and
disburse the funds coming into his
office. A man must be careful and
guarded in liandling this trust money.
He promised if re-elected to continue
to discharge to the best of his ability
the duties of the office.
Mr. Jno. R. Scurry said wile he had
lived in this county piearly all his life
he was a comparative stranger to the
people here. He promised if elected
to be as accommodating as he could
and to discharge the duties of the of
fice to the best of his ability.
For Probate Judge..
-Mr. B. B. Leitzsey said:
Mr. Chairman Ladies and Fellow
I am glad to meet the people of the
progressive little city of Whitmire
again and the people of No. 4 town
ship and the surrounding country
who are here.
This is one of the most prosperous
sections of South Carolina, with a
people who are second to -none in the
world in thrift and in hospitality, and
it always dces me good to get among
It is not my purpose to make a
speech here today.
For probate judge the people do not
want a man for his oratorical pow
ers, but they want a man who can
discharge the duties of the office and
who will do so.
While I have held several positions
of public trust, and have been honor
ed by' the Democratic party as secre
tary of the county Democratic execu
tive committee, I have never before
sought the votes of the people of my
county for a county office.
I am running for the office of pro
bate judge because I want it, and be
lieve I can fill the position and be
cause I know I will do my best.
It Is a responsible and honorable4
position. There are matters conming
before the probate judge which re
quire the exercise of care and the
ability to do right.*
I have lived in Newberry county all
my life, and the people of Newberry
county know me. I was born in No.
6 townshib, near Bush River church.
on January 30. 1873. From there my
father moved to No. 2 township, near