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f'OM'MBI 'i TO ('KEEN VILLE
Commissioner E. .T. "Watson and
Newspaper Man Take Trip Through
Favored Section on Way to
Columbia, May 18.?A good idea of
the richness of the country, where
v modern farm houses surrounded with
good outbuildings are, and where the
Teal American lives in peace and prosperity,
can be obtained if one will take i
an auto trip from Columbia to Green
ville. By going tnrougn m an amumobile
first hand information is obtained
and a fine country as it really
is can be seen.
E. J. Watson, commissioner of agri- |
v culture, commerce and industries, has
an exhibit of his department at the |
" Greenville Sanitary congress and ex- j
position this week, and he'went up
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inade by automobile, in tbe car besides
Mr. Watson being Messrs. Simpson
and Summers, of the agricultural department,
and The News and Courier's
Columbia representative. Young Jimmie
Robinson was at the steering
Party Leaves Colombia.
The party left Columbia on SaturA
day morning at t> ociock. a h&ui,
rain was falling when the start was
made. Going out the Hyatt Park
Toad, the Spring Hilf road; which
crosses the Congaree and runs
through the "Dutch Fork," of what j
was formerly Lexington county, but
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is now Kicuia.uu y Wao IV/iXV ?t W, J
Through, thel towns of Chapin, Littl-e
Mountain, Prosperity and Newberry
^ this route was followed. All the way;
Y there had hi en rain, but not heavy
enough, however, to lay the dust and
make the automobiling enjoyable.
Good roaas were encountered all the
way to Newberry, except about fifteen
miles out of Columbia in the
"Butch Fork" where the roads are
fcadly washed. It ai: pears that no one
lias worked this stretch of road in
a long t;Were it put in shape the
rn<"1 thp wav to Newberry would
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be first class.
Brfjikfast at Nfwberry.
This litter city is forty-three miles
from Columbia ar.d if was reached at
9 o'clock, a three hours run. Here the
party breakfasted ard tlen pulled outi
for Clinton, pac>:ig through the towns
?c ori the way.
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From Clin'.on the run to Laurens, ten
miles away, was made in less than
half an hour, and the road between
these two thriving towns is ideal.
Leaving Laurens the party entered
on the last lap of the journey, passing
through the towns of Gray Court,
Owings and Fountain inn, where the
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Greenviiie line was struuiv. r rum uno
time on the rain steadily increased ]
and when Simpsonville was reached
the chains had to be put on the wheels
for the car was "skidding" so that
It was impossible to make the hills
? without the chains, Greenville was
.? "reached shortly after 3 o'clock the
party putting up at the Otarray hotel.
Heart of a Rich Country.
The trip from Columbia to Green- i
ville takes one right through the
"heart of a rich country, one of the I
greatest farming centres of the South.
Large two-story, elegantly construct- j
ed farm houses mark the residences
of many farmers aloAg the route.
, Nice outbuildings, painted and built
with the latest facilities for good
farming, are seen in many places.
Just above Kinards, on towara unn- j
ton, there stands a large two-story
farm house, that rivals many fine city
residences. It is built of the best
material, has many adornments and
follows one of the best known styles j
' of architecture. Near it stands the
out houses, the bam and stables all i
-?painted and of the most modern build, i
In the yard is a wind mill, which
furnishes all the water for the farm
and house, and standing in front of
the house was an automobile. Acre
of wheat and oats stretch away from
the house, while other acres of corn
and cotton nearby stamp this as one
of the best farms in South Carolina,
one that will attract instant attention.
Houses similar to this are encoun
tered in the rural district all the way
to Greenville, and the fact that there
? are a large number of such white people
on the farms makes of this one
of the finest sections in the South.
At one place between Clinton and |
Newberry a modern dairy barn was j
just being built and everywhere there |
were signs of scientific and improved '
| methods of farming and the people
seem to be taking to diversified farm^
i(ng. On many of the farms were fine
horses and mules, cattle, sheep and
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POUILIV, wUivu v...
could tell were of the best blood and I
strain. Evidently the work which |
Clemson college and the federal and
State departments of agriculture has
been doing is bearing fruit, a most
The acres and acres of grain, wh.-at,
o.-!-s and rye which prevail- ail aloim
this route is noticeable. There has
I probably b-^en more grain planted this j
| year in South Carolina than ever be- !
! fore and between here and Greenville j
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some nne inus ui umo cmv? ?.
were seen. The grain is just about
riiH enough to cut and some of the
farmers have already begun to harvest (
it. On many of the farms fields of j
vetch were seen, and still another
noticeable thing was the large number
of pecan orchards on the route.
Fairly Good Roads.
The road with the exception of the
few miles in the "Dutch Fork," near
Columbia is fine, except when just
near the city limits of Greenville.
The four or five miles just before
entering the limits of that city are
about as miserable a piece of road
as one could find anywhere. In fact
within o mild nf thp fireermlle limits
is an old red hill, full of holes, badly
cut up, nad well-nigh impassable.
Some one has written in chalk a large
sign which is tacked to a tree on the
side of this road. "Isn't this a bad
road? Don't you think so?" and when
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QH ' ;ya.SSt;a uvri il iuc.v wm
give an emphatic affirmative answer
to the query of this unknown sufferer.
In keeping with the prosperous
farming country with whic is region
is blessed are the thriving towns
and cities, Chapin, Little Mountain,
Prosperity, Newberry, Goldville,
Clinton, Laurens, Gray Court. Foun+oin
Tnn fiik-rmsnnvtille and Green
ville, and the other smaller places on
the way all well abreast of the times.!
Good streets and side walks, modern j
homes, business centeres which make
a good appearance, all make the trip
a pleasant one and gives one the
idea of wondering why they haven't
before taken the trouble to "see"
South Carolina. -It's an instructive
and pleasing lesscjn of the wonderful
nrnsneritv which ' is blessing South
r- r ?r - w %
Carolina that one gets from taking
A Fast-Growing City.
Greenville is a fast growing city.
The progress and growth of this
"Gateway to Get There" in the past
few years in marvellous. Tall office
buildings, good hotels, fine residences
are going up on every hand telling
in their own way the period of prosperity.
Tho city was just getting
readv for the Horse Show, Elk's Car
nival, and Municipal Sanitary Congress
which will take place there this
week. People were converging there
from all sections, and the streets were
abustle with the preparations. One
standing near any group around the
;hctel or on the streets could hear tales
of wonderful increases in real estate !
values and it reminded the writer very
much of the real estate talk one hears
in Columbia every day.
Commissioner Watson installed an
exhibit from his department showing
the fine work which it is doing and its
value to the people of the State. It is
A Tr*i 11 orlrl rrmr>Vi tn thp
VC1J* pi CllJ auu n in uuu inuvu .
display and lessons of the week. The
State board of health also has a creditable
exhibit on display.
The return trip from Greenville to
Columbia was made this morning in
six hours, the party leaving the Piedmont
city at 7 a. m., and reaching Columbia
a little after 1 p. m., a run of
1130 miles in six hours. The day was
fine and the roads magnificent after
the rain of yesterday, and there was
practically no dust to make the travelling
People from Charleston who a~j accustomed
to go to the mountains of
Western North Carolina in their machines
use this road from Columbia to
Greenville, and then on to Hendersonville
and Asheville, the latter city being
only fifty miles from Greenville,
and the road is good. Commissioner
Watson has placed markers all along
[this road which tells the traveller
exactly where to go and how far it j
is, and it is just another one of his i
many good and useful things that h-e j
has done for the people of the State.
WRATH OF SUFFBAGETTS.
British Ministers Won't Expose Tl'cm- (
selves.?Reggy sets Example. ji
Cardiff, Wales, May 21.?The British
cabinet ministers are exposed to
being mauled by militant at public j,
meetings that hereafter they are likely
to refuse to attend unless those in ,
charge of the meetings are prepared
to guarantee their personal safety. Because
such assurance would not be j,
given him, the home secretary, Rt. j
Hon. Reginald McKenna, did not ap-;
pear at the Welsh disestablishment1
and free church conference this aft- I
| ernoon, although he was announced j
as one of the speakers. It is under- j
j stood that th-e authorities learned of j
| a suffragett- plot to attack the home
; secretary at the. conference by a methi
:id which would not only jeopardize
his life but the lives ol' the delegates!
The home secretary, however, addressed
a large m eting this aftern
nnn A 1 a n rl Vn rr} ri-ptpr-tivA no
cupied a seat near him on the platform.
Elaborate precautions were
taken to prevent the admission of suffragettes,
and a big force of sturdy
stewards was on hand to deal with
disturb-ers. This did not prevent male
champions of the suffragettes from
getting in. Several of them interrupted
the speaker and were roughly ejected.
Mr. McKenna concluded his address
by warning the militants that,
their methods would never succeed
in frightening or worrying the government
into giving the francise to
"By their action," he said, "they
can bring but discredit to their cause
and punishment upon themselves."
ANNUAL MEETING OF TRUSTEES.!
Gratifying Reports Are Made to Orphanage
3Iade Was Unanimous.
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Greenwood Journal, 22th.
The Board of Trustees of Connie
Maxwell orphanage met in the office
of the institution yesterday afternoon.
A full attendance of the members
responded to the call. The following
officers were elected for the ensuing
year: G. B. Buell, of Charles
ron, president; uui. w. n. num., ul
Newberry, vice president; J. K. Durst,
of Greenwood, auditor; W. G. "Wilson,
Camd-en, secretary and A. T.
Jamison, superintendent and treasurer.
Reports were submitted covering
ire work of the past year and everything
was regarded as being in very
satisfactory condition. Remarkable
unanimity of opinion prevailed as every
vote that was recorded on the
nro c* M-nornmrmc: rThp trilS
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tees seemed greatly pleased with the
orphanage church that was organized
September 15, last and felt that
the progress had been most satisfactory
in every way. The need of repairs
at the orphanage was pointed
out, and a committee appointed
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to look alter new roois on some ui
the buildings and other work of this
character. Resolutions were adopted
expressing appreciation of . the
splendid sanitarium building that has
been recently erected for the benefit
of the institution.
Mrs. A. T. Jamison was elected as
an assistant to the superintendent and
she will have the entire charge of
the clothing department of the institution
and will assist th-e superintendent
in inspection and visiting of
the cottage buildings at the orphanage.
The trustees appointed a committee
to make recommendations as to the
extreme end of the place about two
and one-half miles from Greenwood.
It was thought that advantageous
sale might be effected and that it
would be advantageous to the orphanage.
Many of the trustees have remain
ed over for the exercises today. Some
however, have already left on the various
trains in order that they may
reach their homes today. The orphanage
starts on a new fiscal year
with every reason for high encouragment
as to the future of its wo:*k.
CLAIM MANY YOTES.
w County Advocates Have 239
Lexington, May 22.?According to
the figures given out by the commit
tee which yesterday checked the registration
books of this county in the
interest of the prposed cut-off of a
portion of this county to help form
the new county of Edisto out of portious
of Lexington and Aiken counties
with Wagener as the county seat.
There are 454 registered voters in the
proposed new county. Of this number
it is claimed that 239 have signed
the petition asking the governor to
order an election. Under the statute
governing the formation of new counties,
one-third of the qualified voters
of the territory must sign the petition
before the governor can act favorably
on the petition.
E. B. Jackson, president of the
Bank of Wagener, and J. Ray Gantt,
dispenser at Wagener, ar-e taking the
lead in the movement for this new
The revised petitions, together with
:he statement of two members of the
county registration board, will be.filed
with the governor within the next
few days, it is said.
It is not known here just what steps
will be taken by the old county of
Aiken to keep its territory.
Shoplifting has become so prevalent
throughout England that the drapery
trade has organized to fight it.
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Schedules Eifeetlye December S, 1I1L
Arrivals and Departurei Newhi?pinr.
(N. B.?These schedule figure? ai*
shown as information only and are not
8:51 a. m.?No. 15, dally from Columbia
to Greenville. Pulim&D
sleeping car between CharlestOD
11:50 a. m.?No. 18, dally, from Greenville
to Columbia. Arrives Columbia
1:35 p. m., Augusta 8:35 p. m
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unarjesiun o.j.u y. ui.
2:45 p. el.?No. 17, daily, from Colum
bia to Greenville.
9:05 p. in.?No. 16, daily, from Green
ville to Columbia. Pullman sleeping
car Greenville to Charleston
Arrives Charleston 8:15 a. m. Ar
rive Savannah 4:15 a. m. Jack
Bon ville 8:30 a. m.
Four further information call on
ticket agents, or E. H. Coaprnan, V. P
& 6. A., Washington, D. C.; J. L.
Meek, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga., or F
u Jenkins, T. P. A., Augu?t&, (Ml
Constlpatio : Cored.
Dr. King's New Life Pills will re
lieve constipation promptly and get
your bowels in healthy condition again.
John Supsic, of Sanbury, Pa., says:
They are the best pills I ever used,
and I advise everyone to use them for
constipation, indigestion and liver
complaint." Will help you. Price 25c.
Recommended by all druggists.
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Buckkn's Arnica Salve is known
everywhere as the best remedy made
for all diseases of the skin, and also
for burns, bruises and boils. Reduces
inflammation and is soothing and
healing. J. T. Sossaman, publisher of
News, of Cornelius N. C., writes that
i ^ Viics cprinns skin ail
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ment after other remedies failed. Only
25c. Recommended by all druggists.
Oil, How I Itched!
What long1 nerve-racking days of constant
torture?what sleepless nights of
terrible agony?itch?itch?itch, con,
stant itch, until it seemed th?t I must
r nff m TV Traw ?V^n fVion
Instant relief?my skin cooled, soothed
The very /irst drops of D.D.D. Prescription
for Eczema stopped that awful
itch instantly: yes, the very moment
D.D.D. touched the burning- skin the torture
ceased. A 25c bottle proves it.
D.D.D. has been known for years as
the only absolutely reliable eczema
remedy, for it washes away the disease
germs and leaves the skin as clear and
healthy as that of a child.
All other druggists have D.D.D. Prescription?go
to them it you can't come
to us?but don't accept some big profit
But if you come to our store, we are
so certain of what D.D.D. will do for you
that we offer you a full size bottle on
this guarantee:?If you do not find that
it takes away the itch AT ONCE, it
costs you not a cent.
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Best Medicine for Colds.
When a druggist recommends a re
medy for colds, tnroat ana mug uuubles,
you can feel sure that he knows
what he is talking about. C. Lower,
Druggist, of Marion, Ohio, writes of
Dr. King's New Discovery: "I know
Dr. King's New Discovery is the best
' throat and lung medicine I sell. It1
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LUi 4ilM ill liflinWiriifBi il ill \UMBk
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ou need. Automatic?
Wntpr left- in well until
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want you to know all about the merits of
ter supply. The Perry System has more
just what you need. It will give you water
bath, barn, sprinkling and fire protection.
>R SALE BV
, Newbeny, S. C
cured my wife of a severe bronchial
cold after all other remedies failed."
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It "Will (10 I.ue samtj iur jruu n. juu
suffering with a cc^l or any bronchial,
throat or lung cough. Keep a bottle
on hand all the time for everyone in
the family to use. It is a horn** doctor.
Price 50c and $1.00. Guaranteed
by all druggists. ,