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VOLUME LII, XtXBEB S3. XETVBERRI, S. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1914. TWICE A WEES, IUI A YJl.
SAYS BOND ISSUE
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BILL MIGHT GET THROUGH
Suggestion State Buy Cotton Outright !
With Notes Redeemable in
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whether the proposed bond issue is j
to be seriously taken. Yes, it is to be j
very seriously taken. The difficulty is
tiat the people of the State are in a ,
panicky state of mind, and that this j
. panic is .intensified by the appeals j
to the members of the general assem- j
bly by their desire to do something '
effective and by their recognition of
their inability to fully meet the situation.
The result o. feds panic is likely
crvmpAnp will be hurt
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i ana that the legislators, if they make j
a mistake, have the defence ti'.'.at "tb? |
people ri:^ it." Of course it is to fee I
recognized th^t no b^nds or notes can !
be poteitlgated unless authej :\ a !
two-thirds votes of tv.e State. The bond
issue is t< e most serious proposition
that the general assembly has before
it. 1* a practical bill is presented and
there is time in which to get it through
tee chances are two to one that it will
Tliis statement is warranted, first 'by
the appeals '.rem the panic-stricken I
cotton farmers; seeor'd, by the '.act
that the Irby bill proposing to issue
twenty-five million dollars' worth of
V>nds, with absolutely no committe
backing, without a word of support
of any member except himself, and
-tt-ii-h tho wanrfs^ion that it was a i
dream, was J s eated "by two votes on
an aye nay roll cell of the house;
and third, b-?car:se cho recognized 1 aders
in the serine are talking and supporting
the p^op-.-sed boLd *ssi:e.
House Quiet ofr Present.
The ioi'Sc lu.s alreaa: done aVuu j
everything that it is going to cIo lor )
the present a-:' is, ii- hr?s passe-1 v.<! j
sent to the senate ti>.e bill requiring j
planting cf two acres of other crcps to j
every acre of cotton and restricting I
t cor.ton acreage to' not more than six j
l acres to the mv.le T'ns is go^nz to ;
^ be all that tr louss will undertake
Pto do until the senate acts, ui'fss it
to pass the McLaurin warehouse
bill, whicft, in effect, is to und?itake
the experiment of the State goins Into
the warehousing business, with the expenditure
of about eighteen thousand
dollars. In the warehouse system that
is nrono-sed. and that has already pass
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ed the senate, there is no guarantee
on the part oif the State, t'ne State
only undertaking to handle business
through its agents without direct liability.
T'.ie Bankhead idea is fc'ne most popular
among those who advocate tne
bond issue, that is that the cotton be j
bought outrig.t by the State wit1:.
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notes that are redeemable in State |
cotton bonds. The chie'. objection to i
this plan is that, first, it undertakes j
n tc buy the coton outright and receive
t;:.e farmer of further interest in the
cotton and leaiv^e him free to plant
full onrao era. r\f /wfct/vn n^Yf VMT This
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&> obpection is stressed by many memJp
bers and particularly so by Mr. Wade
Stackhouse. who is president of kt,e
South Carolina Cotton association :n
this State. The second objection to the
Bankhead plan is that no business nra
cmnery is provwea io>r lae yurcnast;
of tie cotton with the State notes tftat
w-'U ultimately be an obligation on the
In tbis connection Mr. Stackhouse in
an authorized statement said: "A big
bend issue to be invested in cotton
to he'lip finance the surplus will be a
\iau5e-iuus venture IOT ?ouui v_^u\jun<i ]
unless the 1915 crop is radically cut
down or entirely eliminated. I am not1
quite sure tT:at I endorse any bond
. issue scheme yet proposed, unless we !
get total elimination; and in any event
I believe the money should be advanced
to the tarmers as a loan and
they should get the benefit of an in
I creased price when tih-e cotton is sold.
1 do not favor a bond issue that will
I not enable -any man in the State, howI
ever poor, to secure a loan and to be
assured that he will not be called on
ft for his obligation should cotton go
B Safest Way to Handle.
Ilk It has been stated fcirait if the geni
eral assembly '.eels that it must issue
these bonds that the safest way is to
C.andle the payments icrough regular
ly organized banks to be selected by
the State treasurer, the sinking fund
commiss'ion or the State bank examiner,
and that only banks with fifty
thousand, dollars or more capita-1,
should be selected to handle the funds.
This is because ban'k officials are familiar
with the handling of notes and
can carry out instructions without the
element of poltics. TIk Bank::.earl idea
provides that the cotton should be
bought ry the ceivr.ty ordinary, which,
he says, would correspond in this
State with the judge of probate or
sheriff. There may be 40 sheriffs or
other county officials in South Carolina
who are absolutely safe and sound
business men and on t..e other hand
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io^ur or II16S6 may ue tuuuiv uuuuar
nesslike and would easily get the plan
into a mess, whereas i>f one- or more
strong banks in each county were selected
there would be less liability
o.' involving the State.
If the ler.ding plan be adopted initey.d
ol' the outright purchase of the
otton, they lending plan is very
strongly urged 'so as tc sec-are a reduction
in acreage, a:id banks could
make up t:ie notes, take the collateral
and hand'e the transaction. This plan
would also insure the interest on t'. e
notes in that way en tee bonds being
paid by those who secured the direct i
benefit in money. A serious objection j
to the bond issue, and one that is being
urged by the ColumJbia Record, is
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not get into the hands of the small
farmers of the State, /but will go to the
large planners who -told a hundred or
more "bales of cotton and wlho are in
better position to either hold the cotton
or suffer loss.
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VIL lb urgcu Ctuxt Ci-lC 9mail laimci
has already sol'd his cotton or will be
forced to do so b <ore th^ funds from
the bonds are aUlailab'e, because it is
appracited t'.vat his money can hardly
be gotten into circulation, if everything
ran like clockwork, prior to the
1st of January, as it is such a large issue
that a test case in t..e supreme
court, it is V.ought, will be necessary.
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State cotton bonds aggregating form
$10,000,000 to $50,000,000, and the purchase
plans are to buy cotton at from
8 to 10 cents per pound and hold it until
the State could resell it without
loss and take up the cotton bonds.
Football and Auto.
Milwaukee, Oct. 12.?Carroll (Xson,
20 years old, died from concussion
of the brain, the result of injuries received
in a foothill game yesterday.
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liam S. English of senior class
of Moi.ut ?t. Mary's college whs so
seriously injured in a game of football
on the college campus today that
he died an hQur later without regaining
Jersey City, X. J., Oct. 15.?Chas.
3. Hayes, 18 years old, died here yesterday
o: injuries received in a football
g'Hjme Monday. Young Hayes was
a pia>er on lae r wruuaui uiuvcisii*
prep, school team.
Ihe above news items were clipped
'from tee daily newspapers by The
I Herald and News reporter. Of course
that is no reason wny the very manly j
game of footiball should' be stopped. No
i^ore than float auto speeding should
be, just because a boy was killed on
:no ytn in kock mil ana anotner in
Charleston on the 12th. In the first
case the driver lost control of his car
as lie turned a corner. In the second;
the driver was going a: the rate of 15
utiles an hour. Both boys killed were
15 years old. And on t'be Sfh instant
an automobile killed a horse in An
tierscn. But let's play ball an-1 speed
the aut:mobile. Don't leav.} everything
And a boy in Newberry, Wednesday,
with his hand off the handle bars,
lost control of his wheel and dashed
into the door of Dr. P. E. Way's drug
store, barely missing running over
But life is not saf1 anywhere these
days. One man was killed t'he other
day in Che raw while ringing the fire
ball. The bel'l weighed 700 pounds.
.'It fell and mashed him to death!
which shows that the supports to
these heavy bells ought to be examined
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I# THE IDLER. !
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I came across tr.e cttr.er day a pam- !
phlet or letter or creed issued by the j
ichamber of commerce o. Lancaster,'
. S. C., whie': expresses my views ex- j
! actlv and even in til:e event I should j
' give a little free advertising to Lan- j
caster, /I am going to quote the creed j
1 in full and as'k the people of this f
towns to insert Newberry where |
Lancaster occurs and apply this !
creed to Newberry. What we ;
need cere is to believe in ;
the Newberry o'. today and the
glorious spirit of a people who will
build the Newberry of tomorrow even 1
greater man me .\evvyerry ui iuuaj. i
, We forget tco often tl':at rule of the
great game of life which requires us to
work in harmony with our fellows, if j
we ever expect to accomplish any- j
i' .ing in life or to be anything in j
: M e. Here it is. Read it. Paste it up j
' at the foot oL your 'bed where you !
can see it every night just as you re- |
tire. It will do you good even if you j
do no more than read it over once a
day. After awhile its lessons will sink j
deep down in your soul and become a |
i part of your life and you will feel '
Henceforth My Creed:
I believe in the Lancaster of today,
; and the glorious spirit of its men and
its women S.izt will build the greater
| Lancaster of tomorrow. I believe in
j the power or trie worKers or uancasI
ter to upbuild toe city. I believe in
' the great plans born of the union of
men of initiative, of foresight, or
civic patriotism, lor t~e development
of the city. But greater faitJh haive I
in the dreams of those visionaries
who in the distance see the Lancaster
that is to be.. I believe in Lancaster for
what it is todav. hut more do I believe
in what it aspires to be. i
And I am resolved that I am today
?and will continue to be tomorrow
.and during all other days around the
bend?an efficient worker for the de|
velpoment of Lancaster. That I will
observe the rules of the great game
of life, obey t':e law o harmony whic'i
demands that I work hand in hand
and heart with heart with my fellows,
and ever will I remember that which
I do for irfy city I do for myself, and
that never can I serve otimers without
earning greater profit for myself. And
every day I shall so li've and so serve
! that when I have slipped away for
! the long rest my fellow workers will
i march even more bravely toward the
; goal of perfection, and my great hope
' is that they shall ever look upon me
! as a master servant.
! I was reading a book the other day
' in which the little heroine is quoted
j a.s saying that, "It was one of her
prinriples never to worry over unnec|
essary things. Life was (full of blessed
i certainties to enjoy without spoiling
i them by speculating ovej possihfr un,
pleasantnesses."' Tcere is a great trut-1
. and a great leson in t-is sC'.ort parj
graph. Why should "we worry over
unnecessary things? Why should we
make ourselves and those' about us
I unnappy oy siptJuuicLiiiug i/>'ci
unpleasantnesses? There are so many
blessed ecntainties that we should enjoy
them. There are some people,
who grumble and ilind fault so much
tbat it becomes ohromc with them
and they must 'be miserable. If you
want to enjoy God's sunshine and the
life that he has given you here and
the one th'at is to come you must be
able to enjoy the blessed certainties
of which this life is full.
This Scuiie little heroine went to
church sometimes. S'.ie had gambolled
in her youth wfth tJhe birds of the
field and had lived with nature and
1 had come to love nature's God. She
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CU UiHJ.il t UllUCiaWJiU nil J out ubiuu av
much in the church about a God ofvengeance
and one who would punish
ignorant people and banbor anger and
wrath against tJhem. She thought the
curate didn't know. Having come
from a town he could not be sneaking
of the wonderful God she knew in the
woods and fields?-the God so loving
and tender in the sipringtiime to the
budding flowers, so gorgeous in the
summer and autumn and so pure and
- 1 1 x 1 ? ? mn n A f>nrt_
C01Q. Ill lilt? WiUltii. lie v> aa tut ouu- |
light and the moonlight and the starlight.
He was the voicp talked
in the night and made her never lonely.
The story goes on. "I expect,"
c- V? n o o r/4 t r, horeolff n nm n o- r Am P on P
OUiU cvy A-4 i. - ? ? ?
Sunday a ter one of Mr. Miller's lengthy
discourses upon God's vengeance,
"when I am older and able really to
understand what is written in the
Bible I shall find it isn't that a bit,
and it is either Mr. Miller can't see
straight or C:e has put the stops all
in the wrong places and changed the
sense. In any case I shall not trouble
nmv?thp Cod w; r> ker?t me from fall
ing through the hole in the loft yes- I
terday by that ray o sunlight to show
the cracked board, is the one I am
found of." "Maybe the preachers preach
too much of a God of wrath and vengeance
and <not enough of the God who
lets the ray of light in that we maysee
the cracked board and thus present
us from .falling through the (holes.
Maybe if the preachers would preacw!
more ol a ul-od of love and of sun
shine and of light there would be more |
people in tie churches on the Sab- j
bath. I notice the local man has |
something to say about the way tee j
people go to the moving pictures and j
how little they go' to civurch. Maybe j
we need more sunshine and good '*ellowship
and brotherly love in the
churches. Maylbe the curates don't j
see straight or they i.ail to put the j
stops at ti .e right places. Maybe they j
con't see the ray of light t)'.:at comes
through the crack. In other words we
need to hear more of a God of love
and of mercy and a Christ who died I
to save the world and not so much of J
a God of vengeance and of wrath.
Speaking about moving pictures. If
my identity was known I would not
venture to say what I am about to
write, because I expect I would be
?'_n J 1 x ~ 1'WA.n. T r. nnf K/\linva
mO'tMUCU, (JUL JUU iv-ucrv* i. uw jLiut w
so much in t:e moving pictures, tha*
is to say, the kind toat are sometimes
put on. And l>.:ey are the ones that !
us'uaKy draw the crowds. I reckon I '
am an eld fogy, but some o$ these J
pictures are anything but elevating
and uplifting, that is if one is to judge j
from the pictures that are displayed
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a,s to wnat tne picture reany is. 1 |
don't go to tue mo.iles and maybe I 1
should not undertake to judge. (X ;
course you understand fc.at I recognize
the f?ct tibat the picture is a
most excellent way o. impressing a !
lesson, but I am talking about the kind
of lesson most of tDese movies teac1:.
And the harmful picture will make
a more lasting impression than the
one that is uplifting and elevating.
Oh, well, it is all right or it wouldn't
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be. Whatever is is oesi. ine uoa oi >
the univeTse overrules the destiny of i
men and nations. The war will be
over some of t ese days and times will
be better and we will stop grumbling.
Boosting Their College.
. Newberry College alumni in Columbia
are taking a big interest in the
Xewberry-Wofford ioot;ball game to be
played in Columbia Wednesday of
Fair week. Almost as much interest
is being taken in this game as in the
Carolina Clemson contest. Last week
~ of Voraihorrv men came toeet'c
a i/aii tj vx aiv'XWA ,, ??
er in tine office of F. W. Cappelman
and started a campaign to advertise j
the game and organize the Newberry
college supporters. Dr. Kieffer Wicker,
A:lan Johnstone, Jr., Chris Ha'berncht,
Tench Boozer, R. C. Williams,
Jr., Dr. Clarence luoier ana omers
are on the committee to arouse the
public to the bigness of this particular
athletic contest. They have already
put the machinery in motion. They
plan to stretch a big street banner
across main street. They propose to
put attractive window- cards in the
store windows and otnewise proclaim
the venet to the passing throngs. Last
ye'ar a tremendous crowd saw Newberry
down the Clinton team to the
tune of 52-0. This year the crowd
will be much larger on account of the
large number of Wofford alumni in
Columbia. What the score wild be re
mains to be seen. The * "Columfbia
Newberry college club will have a
rally the night before toe game, at
wfaich Mayor Griffith, "Tom" Graham,
Congressman Lever, President Harms
and others will speak. The football
team will likely attend the rally. The
clubs is sending out the ord that all
"Newfberry supporters will be welcome
to this r&liy, Tuesday niight before
the game fair week.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY
Mhrriage oi Rev. C. H. Nabers. Theatre
Party Go to Columbia?Personal
Prosperity, Oct. 19.?Miss Isoline
Wyche has gone to Marion for sef.'?eral
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Crosson, Miss
Victoria Crosson and (Mr. L. A. Black
attended the funeral o:" Mr. and Mrs.
Will Crosson's little son in Leesville
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31 r. A. XI. IVUilil, Ufi. wiuiu'uia, noil- |
ed Mrs. S. J. KcJ'in this week.
Mr c.ud Mrs. B. L. Wheeler, of Columbia,
are visiting t'ieir parents.
Miss Kate Barre s-pent Friday in Columbia.N
Miss Lu'la Lester had as her guests
Sunday Dr. G. Caughman, Misses Long
and Caugi:.iman, of Columbia.
Ivlrs. Joe Sitz, of Selma, Ala., is vis- |
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. j
Mrs. A. S. Miller and little daughter, .
Frances, spent Monday in' Columbia, j
(Rev. G. D. Groseclose, of Fairfox, j
is visiting Mrs. Ii. A. Black.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Doiflinick, of '
Kinards, spent Sunday with Mrs. W. i
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Mesdames J. L. Wise, G. Y. Hunter j
and E. W. Leslie and B. B. Schumpert, |
are attending the Woman's Missionary
convention in Newberry.
Messrs Hart Kohn and William
Swatz, of Columbia, spent the weekend
with Mr. A. B. Wise.
Mrs. Granville Wyche has returned
The following were in Columbia Saturday
for Peg ' My Heart: Mesdames
C. T. Wyche, J. F. Brown, G. W. Har1
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IllOn, ana Li. vv. nariuuu, ivuaoca -viai tha
Crighton, Cairo Wyc-he and Mary
r.lesdames C. G. Fellers and A".ma
Nance are ti':e guests of Mrs. J. A. j
Dcminick at Kinards. \
iMrs. C. C. Long has gone to the i
Columbia Hospital .or treatment.
Rev. C. K. Xabers left today for j
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niCKory uTO;?ti, o. v/., ?licit; nc |
'be married, October 20th. to Miss
(Minnie Whiteside. On account of the
recent death o_ Rev. Xafoer's mother
the wedding invitations were recalled
and the marriage will be a very quiet
one. Rev. and Mrs Na-bens will be
at home at Prosperity after October
For a List of All Liring: Confederate
Soldiers and Widows.
From the executive department oi3
the comptroller general's office, Co
lumbia, under date of October 15, 1914,
Mr. Jno. W. Reagin received a copy of
the below circular letter:
County (X.&irman Pension Board:
j Dear Sir: The following concurrent
resolution was passed at the January
session, 1914, o tfhe legislature,
to whica I beg to call your attention:
"That the county board of pensions
.of the various counties of this State
he. and thev are herefoy. required to
and fi'le with the comptroller
general a bona fide list of all Confederate
soldiers and widows now living
in their respective counties, ir|
respective of whether or not they are
"Reteolved, furtner, That said board
of pensions be, and tfaey are hereby,
required to revise this list as afore|
said, and to render tfaeir services herein
provided Tor without further comj
Yours very truly,
A. W. Jonos.
In accordance with the above in:
structions the pension list for Newberry
county will be revised, and tb this
pnri fhfliirman Rptticti.n rpnii&atiS that.
the names of all livung Confederate
soldiers and widows be jurnished him
as early as possiible that the matter
may be promptly and thoroughly attend
to. It is important to remember
that tfce names of all must be sent
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V> UCVUC1 U1 ."t/L ll.c pa 1 WACO CLi ^ x ?
names of all usit be seat whether or
not ttoe parties are receiving pensions.
Any information, from whatsover
source leading to the securing of the"
names of said soldiers and widows
will be appreciated by the chairman
NEARER TO ENGLAND
T.lVFfi \RF VftW WTTI'IV
Ai .1 JLKJ ii II XJ UA?lLi>J IHj V f T V I A JL J 1. A. ?/l ^
SEVENTY MILES OF DOYER * fl
Germans Bringing l"p Reinforcements
ot Make Desperate Effort to 4<Hold
Pistol' at John Hull's Head.
London. Oct. 17.?Each dav "brine's
the war nearer home to England. Today
there was a naval battle off the
Dutch coast, in which a British cruiser
and four destroyers sank four German
destroyers, while on land t:.e German
troops rea'o':ed the coast of Belgium,
less than seventy miles from Dover.
They are about to attempt a marcn
southward to Dunkirk and Ca"
w;ich are even closer to the English
It is here, in West -Flanders and
!jr>rrvcc +V10 TTVonnVi frrmtiP'r in Pan Ha
Calais, that the ceaviest and most important
fighting is now going on. According
to the Frencn official communication,
issued this afternoon, the
Germans have not advanced beyond
the line runhing from Ostend to
Thcurout, Roulers and Menin. The
last mentioned pi^ce is just on the
border north of Lille, which the Ger
mans occupied seme days aa'o, but
which, according to an unconfirmed
report, t. ey have been compelled to
The "Conquests of Christianity" at
Holland Hall (tonight Monday) wild
be a special feature. Mrs. Belize author
of t':e pageant, will tef.l the story
o': Christianity from the beginning and
ner iaiK win oe musxraiea oy songs
by a large chorus and taiMeaus of living
pictures by people in costume, in
a stage specially prepared. Extra seating
b~s been put in the chapel to accommodate
thfi crowd. There will be
no charges for admission. A silver
offering is expected for missions.
President Harms will leave on Tnes
day to attend t:.e teoutn Carolina
synod in Greenville, and will be gone
the balance of tfce week.
'Prof. A. J. Bowers has been granted
an indefinite leave of absence from the
college on account of ill health. He
has left ior Oglethorpe, G-a. During
his absence his courses in Greek and
Latin will be taken by Professors Derrick,
Monroe, Setzler and Voigt.
Coach Parrish of the college was
freree in the Davddson-Wofford foot_
ball game in Spartanourg lasi Saturday
yWhen Davidson beat Wofford 81
to 6. The Dai.idson team heat (Newberry
the preceding Saiturday 22 to
7 on Davidson's grounds with over 50
fresh substitutes to use in the game.
After tfce first half in the Newberry
game the score was 7 to nothing in
Newberry's favor. Then Davidson
got ugly and desparate and turned
the score. T:ese two scores are 190a
for "dopesters" in the XewberryWofford
game at tT.:e coming State fair
Sophomores entertained the college
Saturday morning with declamations.
From now on, on almost every Saturday
morning efeapel Sophomore and
Junior spellbinders will have the floor.
Next Saturday afternoon Newberry
plays the strong University of Carolina
eleven at Columbia. The game
will likely be called at 3 o'clock and
the 4:45 o'clock C. N. & L. train held!
a half -"hour in Columlbia, so as to
allow the fans from Newberry and the
"Dutch Fork" to go to Columbia and
see the game and return that night.
To the Corn Club Boys.
On account of'so mucfr late corn
we will not 'boild our corn show till
November. Those of you who have
early corn may gather it any time you.
wish. Be sure to select at least 11
ears for exhfbit before you gather.
Get two disinterested men to measure
your acre and weigh your corn according
to rules in your report Wank.
After you t'ave filled out your report
please mail it to me at once. Be sure
to come to the corn, show in Xevember.
I hajvte some valua'ble premiums to
offer besides I am going to give a prize
to every boy who completes his report
and brings eleven ears corn to
the corn show. v
T?e complete premium list will be
T. M. Mills,