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TO HANG DECEMBER 23.
Negro Convicted of Criminal Assaulti
in Columbia, After Hearing Tes
timony of Tictim.
Colubia, Nov. 21.-For the atro
cious crime of assault, Minus High
tower, a negro youth, will pay the
death penalty on December 23, at the
county jailyard in this county.
The hand -of the law moved swiftly
and with unerring decision today, in
the trial of the young negro. who, on
October 18, ravished a married wo-!
man of this city. Placed on trial this
morning, at a special term of court
ordered by the governor, the evidence
in his case completed at 5.30 o'clcrk
this afternoon, Hightower knew his
fate within three minutes after the
jury retired. The sentence of the
eourt was immediately announced, fol
lowing the verdict of "guilty."
Returned to Penitentiary.
Tonight, shortly after the court
room was cleared, Hightower was
whisked away to the penitentiary in
a waiting automobile. Behind the
automobile that carried the negro was
another with guards. Immediately
upon the clearing of the court room,
the court house was darkened so that
not one of the hundreds of persons
outside of the building, save those
whose business it was, knew when the
negro was taken away. Before the
trial, even before the break of day,
Hightower had been brought in from
the penitentiary, where he had been
-ever since the day of the crime.
Around the court house, ever since
early morning, a crowd of people, at
times numbering a thousand or more, i
waited. In the court room, save for
the period during which tb prosecu
trix testified, there was a crowd a1
There was no special demonstration
against the negro, although the crowd
appeared eager for the law to be car
ried out. It is only within the range
of surmise what might have been dons
if .the verdict had been otherwise.
Likewise is the question as to how
many of the men had pistols. The
Governor's guards and the Richmond
Volunteers were on guard during the
trial. These are two of the oldest
military companies in the State.
Husband Eelieved of Pistol.
The husband of the prosecutrix.
during the mcrning houirs nad a pW
tol in his poczet. Wheni this was
found out by the sh"iff thu pistol
was taken away. The talk around the
court room was that the husband in
tended to "start somethirt.g" if his wife
bad to testify before the crowded
court room. This afternoon, the hus
band was closely watched in court.
He is a painter by trade, and there
were man.y of his friends, both inside
an-d outside the court room. The local
police ccoperated with the militia and
officials of the county and court in
banidling the case systematically.
*The foreman of the jury was Vandy
Myers. Before the indictment was.
banded to him, as is usual in criminal
cases, to write the verdict, Mr. Myers
bad started to poll the jury. The sher
iff asked the jurors to retire. However,
in three minutes the jury had return
~ed with the vedict.
"Conclusive Case," Says Foreman.
Tonight Mr. Myers said: "We need
Dot have left our seats. It was a con-*
elusive case the State made out."
In addition to that of the prosecu
trix, there was testimony of a negro,
John Franklin, who stated that High
tower did not go with him on a hunt,
-ais the accused had stated in jail here.
Policeman Hite, who made the arrest,
and one or two other witnesses also
The court appointed Alfred Wal
* ace, Jr., and Richard E. Carwile to
defend the negro. When Minus High
towker was arrested within a half
hour after the assult, with which he
is charged, was committed he gave
-the name of "Ed Byrd." During his
arrest he 'had other aliases, but Minus:
Eightower is his right name.
Under the law, the newspapers may
not print the name of a womnan upon
whom an assaulit or attempted assault
has been committed. The prosecutrix
in this case is a pretty young woman.
She lives in the northeastern section
of the city. T'he State did not take
-advantage of the law of 1909 as to the:
prosecutrix's testimony, but she was
in court and testified.
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* Wheat, the Greatest Bread Crop. *
* Clemson Extension 'Work-Arti. *
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To obtain b)rea.d has ever b. an t' :
struggle of mankind. The want of it~
has caused wars and the change of
dynasties. Through the ages, the ever
constant cry has been cheaper bread.
Today with all of our complex civili-!
zation that demand is as potent as ever
and to obtain it economically will be
the greatest problem for future gen
erations to solve. Wheat is, as it has
* een since history hegan, the main
cereal fronm which bread i's mad'e. It.
am 2-he mod valuable crop of the
world. No other crop is adapte'1 tc
such a wide diversity of soil and cli
mate. It is grown within the Arctic
Circle and over the Equator. Each
year the world consumes more thar
3,000,000,000 bushels of this cereaA.
The South should produce its owi
bread and it will when its farmerc
[ully realize the advantage and full
value of diversified farming. Diver
sified farming is the only key that will
unlock the chest of gdd that lies hid
den in every acre of our land. To di
versify properly, we must grow all
-rops in systematic rotation. The best
system of crop rotation for the South
is one that contains a winter covei
crop. This cover crop can be eithex
a winter legume, such as bur clover
crimson clover or vetch, or a cereal
such as wheat, oats, barley, or rye. I
the soil is impoverished and in greal
need of improvement, one of the le
gumes with rye should be sown to bE
turned under in the spring. If, how
ever, the land is higl1ly improved and
was well fertilized the previous spring
and summer, either oats or wheal
should be planted. Wheat is not a
profitable crop except when grown or
rich land. The phenomenally higI
yields of corn that have been produc
ed in various sections of this StatE
during the past few years are con
vincing. We know that we have a
great corn country, and this yeai
South Carolina will proba,1ly producE
as much as 50,000,000 bushels of corn
Where these large yields of corn wer(
obtained, the land will be sufficientl3
improved for wheat. There are thou
sands of acres of land in this Stat(
that were planted in corn this seasor
and highly fertilized that should b(
sown down in wheat this fall. Now i.
the time to sow; it is not too late
Wheat can be planted as late as thE
middle of December.
The type of soil best suited to whea1
is the clay loam. Before planting thE
land should be thoroughAy prepared
by plowing as deep as possible ane
thoroughly harrowing. Clemson col
lege experiment station has tested z
number of varieties of wheat and th(
varieties that have been given the bes1
results are the Red May and the Blu(
Straw. Seed of these varieties can b(
obtained at any of the leading see
houses. Before sowing the see
should be treated with a solution oJ
copper sulphate to destroy the smut
This solution is made by dissolving I
pounds of copper sulphate in 10 or 2(
gallons of water, using a wooden yes
sel in which to make the mixture. Af
ter the seed have 'been dipped for
fe minutes, they should be spread
out to dry before sowing. Four to si3
pecks of seed per acre should be sown
Wheat, like barley, should make
good growth early in the fall and yr
less the Hessian fly is prevalent in thE
neighborhood, it should be sown an'
time after the first of October. Whea
can. however, be sown later than oth
er of the cereals. The seed can b'
sryn either broadcast or harrowed ir
or phwa ed with a grain drill. The lat
ter method is the best for the seed are
placed far enough below the surfact
to obtain sufficient moisture to causi
Wheat is a heavy feeder on phos
phorous and nitrogen, therefore i
should be literally~ fertilized witi
phosphoric acid and ammonia. A1
least 300 or 400 pounds of acid phos
plate and 100 pounds of cotton seet
meal, or its equivalent, should be ap
plied at the time of sowing; and an
other application should be made the
first of March, a similar amount being
used. At the time the latter applica
tion is made, nitrate of soda at thf
rate of 100 pounds per acre should b
applied. Most of the clay lands of the
Piedmont section of this State con
tain a sufficient amount of potash foi
wheat. Wheat when planted on the
lands of the coastal plain should als<
be fertilized with kainit or muriate o:
potash. A second application of ni
trate of soda of about 50 pound!
should be made the middle of April.
A small patch of wheat should bE
grown on every farm for early sprina
grazing and as a forage crop. Wheal
makes the best hay possible if it is
cu.t while in the dough stage.
Prof. J. N. Harper,
Director S. C. Experiment Station.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
las. F. Epting, Sr., individually and as
administrator of the personal estate
of Lula B. Epting, deceased, Plain
Lewie L. Lane, William L. Lane, Ver
ner Lane, Drayton L. Lane, Jas. F,
Epting, Jr., Harry D. Epting and
F. M. Scnumpert, as public guardian
of. Guy H. Boddie, a minor, defend
Al prsons holding claims against
Lula B. Epting, deceased, are required
by an order of the Court of Common
Pleas herein to present the same duly
ttested, to me, at my office at New
berry Court House, S. C., on or before
tle 15th day of December, 1910, and
reditors are enjoined from presenting
:heir demands in any other proceed
H. H. Rikard,
NOTICE OF SALE OF THE HOME
PLACE OF THE LATE JAMES
For the purpose of division and set
tlement among ourselves, we, the un
dersigned, heirs at law of the lats
James H. Dennis, will sell at New
berry court house at public outcry to
the highest bidder therefor. on salm
day in December next (December 5,
1910) during the legal hours of sale
the following described tract of land,
viz: All that tract or plantation of
land situate in No. 8 township near
the Town of Newberry, in the County
of Newberry, in the State of South
Carolina, containing one hundred
twenty-nine and one-sixth acres, more
or less, and bounded by lands of or
formerly of, Chas. T. Paysinger, -
Roof, Pinkney Summer, G. M. B. Ept
ing aad estate of Geo. DeWalt, de
ceased, the same being the lands con
j veyed to James H. Dennis by Mary E.
R. Hollingsworth et al by deed re
corded in the clerk's office at Naw
berry, S. C., in Deed Book No. 13, at
I page 216.
Terms of sale: One-third of the
purchase money in cash, th- balance
on a cradit of one year with interest
from day of sale at the rate of eight
per cent per annum. payable annually
until paid in full, to be secured by
the note or bond of the -purchaser and
a mortgage of the premises sold, said
mortgage to contain a stipulation to
pay ten per cent as attorney's fees in
case the mortgage debt is collected
by an attorney, or by suit. Purchaser
to pay for all papers and recording.
May E. R. Holingworth
Jane E. Whitman.
Luther H. Dennis.
J. Thompson Dennis.
Leila A. Dennis.
E. Idailia Dennis.
Florence A. Paysinger.
Mower & Bynum, Attorneys.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make final settlement in the probate
court for Newberry county on Tues
day, November 29, 1910, as guardian
of the estate of Lee P. Hendrix, a
minor, and immediately thereafter ap
ply to the said court for letters dis
m1mwry a such guardian.
J. W. Hendrix,
October 26, 1910. Guardian.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Lewie L. Lane, William L. Lane and
Verner Lane, plaintiffs,
Drayton L. Lane, James F. Epting, Jr.,
and Harry D. Epting, defendants.
By virtue of an order of the court
herein, I will sell before the court
house at Newberry, S. 0., within the
legal hours of sale, to the highest bid
der, on salesday1 in December, next,
the same being the 5th day of said
month, all that tract, piece or par
-cel of land, lying and being situate in
Newberry county, State of South Caro
lina, containing one hundred and
thirty-seven acres, more or less, boun
ed by lands of W. A. Cline, deceased,
JH. Chappell, Southern Railway Co.,
and road leading from Newberry to
'O'Neall's bridge on Bush river. The
same to be sold in two tracts, plats of
whidh will be on file in the master's
office on and before the day of sale.
Terms of sale: One-third of the pur
chase price in cash, the balance in one
and two years in equal annual instal
ments, the credit portion to be secur
ed by the bond of the purchaser and
a mortgage of the premises sold, with
leave to the purchaser to anticipate
Ipayment of the credit portion in
whole ora part The credit portion to
bear interest at the rate of eight per
cent. per annum paid annually. Said
bond and mortgage to contain a stipu
lation of ten per cent. for attorney's
fee in case the same Is collected by
suit or put into the hands of an at
torney for collection.
H. H. Rikard,
Master Newberry County.
November 10, 1910.
SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUN'T OF NEWBERRY.
Notice is hereby given that, under
authority of an order of the Probate
Court, I will sell, at public auction, to
the highest bidder, at the late resi
dence of Mrs. Lula B. Epting, de
ceased, in the Town of Newberry, S.
C., on Tuesday, December 6, 1910, at
11 o'clock a. in., all the personal prop
erty of said deceased, consisting of
one horse, one mule and all farm imr
piements consisting of wagons, har
vester, mowers, plow stocks, etc., and
all household and kitchen furniture
consisting of china, silver ware, beds,
Terms of sale: Cash.
James F. Epting,
Administrator of the personal estate'
of Lula B. Epting, deceased.
CHRICH ESTER S PILLS
U ~ TIlE DIAMOND BRAND.A
J. J. Langford is hereby nomina
for mayor, subject to the prim
P. F. Baxter is hereby LmIRa
for mayor, subject to the prim
A-lderman Ward 1.
Jno. W. Earhardt is hereby nomir
ed as alderman for Ward 1, sub;
to the primary election.
Alderman Ward 2.
R. B. Lominack is hereby announ
for reelection as alderman for W
2, subject to the primary election.
Duane D. Darby is hereby annot
ed as a candidate for alderman fr
Ward 3, and will abide the rules
the Democratic primary.
Alderman Ward 3.
Clarenee T. Summer is hereby
for Ward 3, and will abide the rule
the Democratic primary.
Alderman Ward 4.
I hereby announce myself a eai
date for alderman from Ward 4, E
ject to the rules of the Democr
Ollie 0. Smitl
E. L. Rodelsperger Is hereby nc
nated for re-election as alderman
Ward 4, subject to the primary e
Alderman Ward 5.
0. S. Goree Is hereby nominated
alderman for Ward 5, subject to
For School Trustee Ward 1.
The many friends of Mr. W. A.
Swain beg to announce him as a <
didate for reelection as trustee of
graded schools for Ward No. 1,
insist upon his accepting the nom
School Trustee Ward 2.
The friends of R. D. Smith annn
him as candidate for trustee of
graded school for Ward Number 2,
pledge him to abide the rules of
The friends of Hon. /'Otto Kleti
nominate him for re-election
school trustee from Ward 3, sub
to the rules of the Democratic
For Commissioner Public Worl
J. E. Norwood is hereby annoul
as a candidate for commissionel
public works, subject to the prin
Dr. Van Smith is hereby nomin;
as a candidate for commissioner
public works, subject to the prin
W. F. Ewart is hereby announce'
a candidate for reelection for comi
sioner of public works, subject to
F. 3. Russell is hereby annour
for commissioner of public wo
subject to the rules of the Democr
NOTICE TO OVEESEERS.
All overseers of roads who have
already had their respective secti
worked the full six days, as requ
by law, will hare the same done be~
December 1, 1910, and make their
turns to this office.
By order of the Board of Com
L I. Feagle,
H. C. Kolloway,
The Demon of the Air
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Its after effects are weakness, i
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is Electric Bitters, the splendid to
blood purifier and regulator of Sti
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have proved that they wonderfl
strengthen the nerves, build up
system and restore health and g
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suffering, try them. Only 50c. .I
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons holding claims or
mands against the estate of Mary
Humbert, deceased, are hereby noti
to present same duly attested to J
M. Kilnard or to our attorneys, Mes
Hunt. Hunt & Hunter, on or bel
the 27th day of December, 1910.
John M. Kinard,
James P. Kiard,
Executors of the last will and te!
ted Dull Seasi
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The Short Cotton Crop
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ALL OUR FALL AN
were bought before oth4
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perintendent of the County Poor
ouse Farm and of County Physicia
or the year 1911 are solicited. File
ith the clerk by December 1, 191S.
'or information as to salaries, 'etc.,
all at the Supervisor's office.
[. C. Holloway, Supervisor.
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