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* SOME FACTS ABOUT CUBA. *
By Dr. J. W. Wolling. *
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Cuba is a coral reef spreading itself
ever a distance of 740 miles nearly
last to West, between the Atlantic
and the Gulf of Mexico. The waters
of old ocean which surrounds this is
-and are of enormous depths. A
mighty gulf 3,000 feet deep, according
to Uncle Sam's coast survey, lies be
tween Cuba and Florida, and this
mighty depth goes almost up to the
fuban coast line. wo that it is a
mountain coming up from the ocean's
bid; the work of ages by the currents
and the little insects which build the
*oral mountains. Havana, the capi
tal of the Republic of Cuba, is 1,100
miles south of Philadelphia, 400 miles
west of New York and a line drawn
due north through the centre of the
island would pass through our city of
Cuba is, of course, wholly within
the tropics and hence has no winter.
\A writer says: "While Cuba is con
sidered a tropical country, it combines
the advantages of the temperate and
the torrid zones, tie dividing line
passing but twenty miles north of
The Cuban coast," Al visitors, to
uba have been surprised and favor
ably impressed by the delightful
nights prevailing summer and winter.
Another fact which compels attention
is the complete freedom from heat in
the shade, however hot it may be in
the' sun. The following table is
worthy of note. The mean temperature
for the four hottest months of the
year is as fQllows:
June, average temperature, three
years, 80 degrees.
July, average temperature, six years,
August, average temperature, six
years, 81 degrees.
September, average temperature,
six years, 80 degrees.
This uniform temperature, free
from extremes, males Cuba one of
the healthiest countries in the world.
The mortality of the island per 'thou
sand inlisbitants, durmng the year 1909
was- only 12.6 which wa,s lower than
that of any other country except Au
stralia. These facts are taken from
a careful study of health conditions,
since the exclusion of yellow-fever,,by
highrly competent authorities.
'What Cuba Nakes and What She Buys.
~he two great pi-oducts of Cub& a,re
tdine and tcAbacco, though she is now
hiaving a vast fruit prdueti6nl, respe
elaily Dih-epples, of-Ahaes and citrous
fruits. Nte tobacco grown in. the
Western part of Cuba, notably that
grown in a certain valley called Vuel
ta Abajs, commands the bi:lest prices
not only over all Cuban tobacco, but
over tobacco raised in any part of th'e
wo.rld. The returns from the cr0p
will range from a few dollars for the
lower grades to $1,000 per acre annu
.ally, and even five times this latter
amount is known to have been made or
-- the best grades. Ordinarily an in
* dustrious grower can raise, approxi
maitely ten bales of the leaf to the
acre, each weighing 100 pounds. This
tobacco will generally sell from $20 tc
$50 per bale, a safe average beina
$25 per bale, or $250 per acre. Ir
her production of sugar, tobacco and
fruits Cuba now offers a wonderful
field fohr investments. However, ui:
to this time Cuba has not produced
what the people need to eat and this
tends to make life expensive. A gooc
authority says: "In the fiscal yea:
1908-1909 the trade of Cuba amounted
to $204,355,000, of which the exporta
amounted to $117,564,000." But ever
with this fine sh3wing in trade, 0
food stuffs Cuba purchased during
the year 1909 the following items:.
Beans to the value of $978,773; but
ter to the value of $274,819; coffee t<
the value of $2,648,665; corn to th
value of $1,479,210; lard to the valu
of $4,857,860; potatoes to the value c
And indeed many other things to th
value of over fourteen million dollar:
nearly all or which could be produce
on the island. The climate and th
soil and the present economic cond!
tions invite investments and promise
Speaking of these things a writt
who knows well the facts, says: "A
these things are imported, althoug
Cuba has an abundance of cheap foc
for hogs, luxuriant grass for catti
and good water everywhere. Tv;
crops of corn, and in some parts thre
can be grown in a year, beans and p:
tatoes can be grown in abundance, ar
poultrv can be raised in unlimuin
quanti v at practically no cost. A
these things are negtected largely h
cause of the want of eapital and<
industry on the part of the people.
Don't fi.il to s~ t"e JTames Ad:m
Big Society Vanneymle--o'ing a
* or done to offend, str. .y poli
vaudeville, in every respect.
WON'T SIGN INVESTIGATION ACT.
Blease Makes Definite Statement As
to Course-Commission Holds
Columbia, March 27.-Gov. Blease
will not sign the investigating act.
The investigating of the old State
dispensary affairs and the matters
named in Gov. Blease's special mes
sage will be conducted by the nev
winding-up commission, that held it,
first session here this afternoon.
"I have today decided definitely noi
to sign the investigating act," said
Gov. Blease. "What's the use of en
tailing this additional expense upon
the people of the State? If the in
vestigating committee is named therE
will be the per diem provided for it
the act and all the expenses of the
sessions. At the same time the nev
commission's expenses will be going
on and this commission will be in
vestigating the very matters the in
vestigation was asked for. I do noi
want the people to bear a double ex
pense, so I today decided that I would
not sign the investigating act passed
at the last session of the general as
Information to Commission.
Governor Blease said he would turt
over the "T. B." letters and any mat
ter he held to the commissipn,. and
so told that body today. He turned ov
er to the commission the special mes
sage he sent to the general assembly
and asked the commission to look in
to all matters mentioned in that. Thai
message includes some suggestions of
wrong doings on the part of the at
torney general, the former winding
up commission, the Atlanta attorne3
employed by the State and many oth
er things that have already appeared
in the press of the State.
"I told the commission to investi
gate everything and every one, noi
even to leave me out of the matter
I am willing for them to investigat<
all my acts and doings and so I tolh
them. I want a thorough investiga
tion of the whole dispensary proposi
Thus declared the governor late to
day ss he sat in his buggy in front o
the State capitol and chatted with
Stackhiouse Made Chairman.
The commission met today in th<
office of Gov. Blease. The formal or
gEnization was effected with the selec
tioni of James Stackhouse, of Mullins
as ehairman of the commission, ani
B, Franlr. Kelley, \of Bishopville, as
Th commission adopted a resolu
tI-h to ask the attor'ney generatl ti
meet it this afternoon. At 4 o'cloc]
the commission met again at, a loca
hotel, with the former chairman c
the old commission, Dr. W. J. Mur
ray, of this city, and J. Fraser Lyor
attorney general, present at the meet
ing. The governor turned over 't
the commission the report of the 01
commission made to him, and AttoI
ney General Lyon's reply to the go'
The entire disp'ensary investigatic
is in the hands of the following meir
bers /of the new commission: Jame
Stackhiouse, Mullins; chairman
Thomas F. Brantley, Orangeburg; I
Frank KeHley, Bishopville, secretary
John V. Wallace, Charleston, an
Fread. H. Dominick, Newberry.
-Senate Appointments Void.
The action of the governor in abst
utely refusing to sign tne act passc
by the g-eneral assembly 'relieves Sei
ators Howard B. Carlisle, of Spa'
tanburg; G. W. Sullivan, of Ande
son, and John H. Clifton, of Sumte
the appointees of President C.
Smith, of the senate, from any co:
nection with the disp'ensary invest
gation. The house appointments he
not been announced by Speaker Smit
He would not announce them in as
vance of the signilng of the act.
-The refusal of Gov. Bl'ease to sig
Ithe act also bringt to- a head tl
eFelder controversy, because the .A
lanta attorney said in his first lett
that if the governor did not sign t
act within thirty days he would sta
SThe effect of the refusal to sign t
-act to constitute the new commiss-i
en~ investigat.ng committee and,
the same time, a winding-up comm:
sion, of the affairs of the old Sta
rThe dispensary commission will
1 in session again tomorrow. 1\
a Stackhousse, the chairman, said
night'that "the commission met,
!ganized and discussed some matter
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*d HIONO)R ROLL.
* March,. 1911.
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Sp'eers Street School.
Sevecnth Gradle-Marion Earhar
Rebec ca Sligh, Carl Julien.
Third Grade-Abbie Gaillard, E
a1F1' Peterson, Edwin Setzler, M:
te gueute Werts, Susie Ma"ni Wilson
Fourth (;.~aIe- Nn"w l~'t~~ 1
Hoof, Walter in.1sa:.
Sixth Grade--Kathryn Harms, Elise
Peterson, Henry Rikard, Mildred
Evans, Mary Eliza Mahon, Eldridge
McSwain, James Dennis.
Fifth Grade-Joe Norwood, Jack'
Dunston, Sarah Thompson, Lucile
Baxter, Frank Hill, Ruby Foster,,
Grace Wilbur, Edward Davis, Gussie
Second Grade-Fredna Schumpert,
Mary Alice Suber, Rachel Hendrix,
Hilda Sample, Mary Ellen Lake, Hor
ace Gruber, Broaddus Werts, John R.
Bullock, R. C. Wilson, Wallace Lane.
First Grade-Edith Wilson, Nellie
- Lake, Blanche Sale, Ida Stewart,
L Blanche Counts, Winnie Taylor, Pres
ton Lambright, Carroll Baxter, Wil
liam McSwain, Welch Wilbur.
Advanced First-Leila Bradley,
Creightgn Wicker, Edward Walton.
Tenth Grade-Robert Porter, Gene
va Thormtori, Lela Dennis, Kittie May
- es, Margaret Burton.
Ninth Grade-Jarnes Kinard, Lois
Hipp, Marion Jones, Gus Houseal, Leo
l Riser, Lance Swindler, Nancy Werts,
Eighth Grade-Annie Werts, Mary
Paysinger, Elbert Dickert, Fay Rik
West End School.
First Grade-Olin Lever, Cecil
Merchant, Joe Morse, Hazy Bouk
night, Emma Fr;.nklin, Minnie Wil
liams, Annie May Jones, Mazel Hyat,
Pearl Sharp, Achrilee Widner, Aumerl
Glymph, Otway Clamp, Julius Rister,
Aumerl Williams, Murrel Witt, Melzie
Hallman, Eva Robertson, Flemmer
- Jones, Louise Merchant, Lillian Hayes.
Second Grade-Lillie Mae Chaney,
Maud Gilliam, Mabel Jones, Earl
- Chandler, Ruth Koon, Mamie. Rister,
Carrie Nell Swindler, Irby Goree.
Third Grade-Lilly Johnson, Clar
ence Longshore, Lizzie Wesson, Har
Fourth Grade-Bernice Caldwell.
Fifth Grade-Annie Kinard.
Sixth Grade-David Thornton.
. Special-Miss Lera Koon.
. Boundary Street School.
First Grade-Janet Banks, Ella
. Dunn, Elizabeth Kinard, Mildred Pay
f singer, Marie Schumpert, Mildred
SWerts, G. V. Boozer, John Chappell,
Paul Fulenwider, *Henry Lominack,
.Hubert Schumpert, Legare Tarrant,
.- Advanced First-Colie Blease, Susie
.. Butrd, Elizabeth Mimms, Marcus
v Second Grade-Ralph Gunter, Al
s liene Dunn, Clark Floyd, Janie Dell
Paysinger, Annie Ward, Frances
- Jones, Au:brey Tilley, Claudia.Wheel
o r, Mildred Tarrant, Hayne McGraw,
SPauline Sen.n, Willie CaldWell, Car
1 roll Summer, Hernvan Dickert.
Third Gr.ade-V:erndn Porter, Bovw
man Adams, Laurence Hardeman,
Robert Schumpert, Daggett Norwood,
-Ellis Williamason, Harry Epting, Cal
o lie Boyd P?a::r, Edna Taylor, May Tar
d rant, Mary Klettner, Hattie Mary Bui
-ford, Marie Campbell, Cora Ewart,
-Mildred Purcell, Janie Rikard, EunicE
Dickert, Ida Perry.
n Fgurth Grade-Luther Banks, Cor
t- nelius Davis, Guy Scurry, Caldwell
e Sinmg, Annie Banks, Ruth Black
;welder, Sophia N. Crotwell, Saral
3. Davis, Fr ances Houseal, Harriet May
; er, Roberta Mann, Azile Parr, Mar
d guerite Spearman, Ruth Schump-ert
Mary Wheeler, Mary F. Cannon.
Fifth Grade-George Rodelsperger
>- Bertha Gray Gallman, Ruth Porter
d Clyde Ward, John Floyd.
- Sixth Grade-Frances Wheeler
-Mary Hipp, Margaret McIntosh, Mar3
-Kibler, Eddie Mae Parr, Lucy Perry
r, Walter Banks.
L Seventh Grade-Teressa Maybin
1- Sara Halfacre, Oscar Blackwelder
*i- Myrtis Miller, John Kinard.
h. MAYOR BAKER RE.ELECTED.
IWins by Nearly Two tb One in Greeni
. Greenwood, March 27.-Mayor Ker
er neth Baker was re-elected mayor tc
bet day over George T. Magill, Esq., b
Ita vote of 416 to 261. The election t<
day was the second, municipal pr:
mary, the first having beeg held
Mr. Joe L. Beaudroe was re-electe
alderman from War.d 6 over A rch 1
tler, and Capt. F. S. Evans was .rt
belected over C. A. Watson in Ward
o-I ~ JtOVER 85 YEARS'
* Coyscy c
Anvcm n-: i n sket ch andc errition mn3
* quOfi.!V -Pa.:;r (ir oinion( free M::-thr na
in.et~inn i~ .s robably patenrtable. C ommurnica
tio~ n r ictiv Ceni!dent iail. NE < On Pni' nts
sent tree. *'dest agrenev for securmng patents.
1+ Patents taken throug~h .'-unn & Co. receive
specM'z notic&, without charge, in the
A handsomrely ilhnstrated weekly. Largest. cir
(r- e I I' - r..: tIle journal. Termsi $: a
....... .....,. . mo by all newsdealers.
~ ~ ~
I have everything i
to please the little f<
children and let them
We have many Ni
please the older folk.
a look over my stock
Cads are beauties.
THE HOUSE OF A
Do You Drea
It takes a deal of m<
courage for some folks
buy new shoes. Stiff s<
and unyieldfig upper le<
ers sometimes bring seri
foot troubles in their wa
To -many new shi
mean torment for a w
with the sole made flex
for tired and tortured feE
old shoe from the very I
any shoe you ever saw.
The top and vamp are of
hide. We've taken out all
in all the wear and all the
See this shoe at the Crad
Made in all styles and pa1
lace and button boots.
hav teehnLe b..
n Easter Novelties
)1ks. Bring all the
>velties which will
. Come and take
My Easter Post
ek .Look for
thae Red Beil
on the BOX.
ible, is a posive relief
t. Itis as pliable as an
irst. It is asstylish as
soft ki.d but tough as horse
the stiffness. We've left
dock agency in your town.
els-r eylwcs,t p
.. to:In the tr.lepoof: Neirs.
cok n .li yo.a ho-v; you may
"1 write to tell you the
good news that Cardui
has helped me so much
and I think it is just
worth its weight in gold,"
writes Mrs. Maryan Mar
shall, of Woodstock, Ga.
"I do hope and trust
that ladies who are suffer
ing as I did, will take
Cardui, for it has been a
God's blessing to me, and
will certainly help every
lady who is suffering."
The Woman's Tonic
No matter if you suffer
from headache, backache
pains in arms, shoulders
and legs; dragging-down
feelings, etc., or if you
feel tired, weary, worn
out and generally miser
able--Cardzd will hep you.
It has helped thousands
of other weak, sick ladies
and if you will only give
it a trial, yod will be
thankfu ever after.
often puts opportunity . within
A chance for a good invqt
ment comes. sooner or later and
if you have. the money the pro
fit is yours; if not, the ether fel
low gets it.
Open an acednt with this
bank and save -systematically,
you wili then have the EEADY
XONEY when opportunity come
We 'offer - you ABSOLUTE
SAFETY for your savings, and
will allow interest credited quar
Z. T. PINER, V. L SNiI,
- President. Casilief.
R. H. HIPP, Vice-Presidet
In providing your 'home with a good
piano or organ. Doubtless, you have
promised your family an instrument.
'No home is complete without musac,
and nothing is so inspiring and- culti
vating. Music helps to drown sorroVs.
*and gives entertamnment for children,
and keeps. them at home. This is our -
:th year of uninterrupted success here.
hence we aire better prepared,than pver
to supply the best pianos and organs and
Wie us AT ONCE' for catalogs and for
our easy payment plan and pnices.
M ALONE'S MUSIC HOUSE,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
The undersigned will make final
settlement of- the state of Mrs. E.
Jane Reeder, decased. in the:Probate
Court for Newberry County. Sw.th -
Carolina, on Saturday, April 15th.
911, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,'
and Will immediately thereafter ap
1y for his discharge as executor
thereof. All persons having claizns
against said estate will file the same
forthwith with my attorney, Eugen
S. Blease. Newberry, S. C.U
James C. Reeder,
Newberry, S. C.. March 13, 1911.
Thirty Years Together.
Thirty years of association-thinlk
of it. How the merIt of a good thing
stands out in that ime-or the worth
lessness of a bad one. So there's no>
geswork in this evidence of Thos.1
Miss, Concord, Mich., who writes
"I have used Dr. King's New Discov
ery for 30 years, and its the best
ough and cold cure I ever used."
Once it finds entrance in a home you
can't pry it out. Many families have
used it forty years. It's the most in-j
fallible throat and lung mnedicine on
earth. Unequaled for lagrippe, a.sth
a hay-fever, croup, quinsy or soreq
?ugs. Price 50c, $1.00. Trial battle
nr uanteed by Win. E. Pelham