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PUTS COTTON CROP
AT 10,950,000 BALES
GOVERNMENT FORECAST ON YlELIv
SMALLEST IN SIX YEARS.
(iinnin? Is Far Advanced and lMekinsr
Practically Completed in
^Washington, Oct. 4.?A heavy de-j
cline in the condition of the growing ,
cotton crop almost doubled the average
decline of the last ten years during
September, has decreased the production
prospects forecasted previously by j
four million bales. The department of 1
agriculture today estimated the crop ,
at 10,950,000 equivalent 500-pound
bales, which would be the smallest
crop since 1909.
The condition of the cotton crop of:
the I nited States on September 25 was '
0.8 per cent of a normal, compared
with 69.2 per cent on August 25, 73.5
last year, 64.1 in 1812, and 6S.8 pel
cent the average of the past ten years\
on September 25. That announcement!
was made at noon today by the crop I
reporting board of the United States I
department of agriculture, in its final j
condition report of the season.
The September 25 condition indicates
a yield of 168 pounds of lint per acre,
which, applied to the planted acreage |
less the average abandonment?1.3 per
cent?indicates a total of 10,950,000 j
equivalent 500 pound bales, compared
with 16,135,000 bales ginned last year.
Final results probably will be above
or below the amount indicated, according
as conditions after September 25
are better or worse than average.
Statement by Board.
In announcing tne condition report
and production estimate, the crop reporting
board made this statement.
"The cotton crop condition declined
8.4 points during the month, August
25 to September 25, which compared
with an average decline in the samt
period in the past ten years of 4.5
points. The estimated condition o\
60.8 per cent of normal on September
25 forecasts a yield per acre of about
16S pounds and a total production (allowing
a reduction of 1 per cent from
planted area for abandonment) of
about 10.950,000 bales. Last year's production
was 16,130.000 bales and tht
" 4 AAA 4 IaCp f V? Q n I
iyi3 crop 1 i, IOD,UUU. A icoo |
11,000,000 bales would be smaller than
any crop since 1909.
"The unusual deterioration has beei.
due principally to the extremes of
weather conditions; periods of excessive
rainfall, cold weather and drought
(having characterized the season iiji
most of the cotton belt. Lack of fertilizer,
and poor quality of that used
(has been an unfavorable factor in the
eastern portion of the belt. There is
little promise of a top crop, except in
the northern portions of the belt, due
to the climatic conditions and the unusual
activity of the boll weevil; and
vhere a top crop is setting in the
northern portions of the belt, the lat
est report of the crop there makes realization
dependent upon future favorable
weather and frost.
"The month, much of it warmer and
dry, has been generally favorable to
picking. A much larger percentage of
the crop is ginned to this date than
in the usual year. In .much of the
southern portion of the belt ginning
is far advanced and in some sections
there, picking is practically completed."
Comparlsons By States.
Comparisons of conditions, by States,
State? 1015.1914. Aver. 1915.
Virginia 80 80 76 85
N. Carolina 70 79 73 76
S. Carolina 63 81 73 71
Georgia 61 81 73 69
Florida 62 81 71 70
Alabama 57 78 69 65
Mississippi 62 68 65 69
Louisiana 60 67 60 65
Texas 57 70 67 67
Arkansas 63 t>y t>8 iz
Tennessee 71 70 73 82
Missouri 72 72 74 81
Oklahoma 63 80 66 71
California 95 96 .. 93
The indicated yield per acre, as forecast
from the September 25 condition,
with comparisons, and the area planted
this year, by States, follow:
1915.1914. age Acres.
Virginia 260 265 228 .3-6,000
N. Carolina...248 290 240 1,333,000
S. Carolina. ..208 255 223 2,399,000
Georgia 168 239 195 4,684,000
Florida 112 175 125 202,000
Alabama 140 209 176 3,382,000
Mississippi ...180 195 195 2,728,000
Louisiana 159 165 174 1,139,000
Texas 145 184 171 10,365,000
Arkansas 176 196 191 2,193,000
Tennessee 202 200 200 813,000
Missouri 288 270 293 107,000
Oklahoma 176 212 181 2,102,000
.California 499 500 ... 35,000
All other 17,000
The crop reporting board's final estimate
of the size of this year's crop
will be announced Friday, December
10 a t 9. r> m
Bl R(URIA\ REPLY
NOT SATISFACTORY !
\iiMv? r to Russian Ultimatum Brinsrs j
Rupture in Diplomatic filiations
With Anti-German Allies. j
Sofia, Oct. "> (via Paris).?The Ser-1
vian minister today asked for his passports.
Sofia, Tuesday, Oct. "> (via Paris).?
The Russian, French, British and Ital
ian ministers have asKea ror ineir pass.- |
ports. Bulgaria's reply to the Russian j
ultimatum being unfavorable.
IN FOIWIS BULGARIA
Tells Sofia Government of Rupture of
J * ?- A?
Diplomatic neiauons neinrcu
Ixmaon. Oct. 7.?A Reuter dispatch
from Sofia sent by way of Petrograd
"Bulgaria's reply to the Russian ultimatum
is unsatisfactory. The Russian
minister has notified Premier
Radoslavoff of a rupture of diplomatic
relations between the two countries.
"Russian interests in Bulgaria haiv<?
been confined to the Dutch charge
"Bulgaria's reply was delivered at
2:40 o'clock the afternoon of October
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Mary Alice Dominick, in her own right
and as Administratrix of the Per- [
sonal Estate of J. H? Dominick, De- I
ceased. Willie Lake Dominick, Victoria
Elizabeth Dominick, Furman T.
Dominick and Jacob Raymond Dominick,
James P. Cook, Ezra A. Counts, Sidney
Eugene Cook, Ruby Copk, Annie
Cook, Paul Cook and Alice Louise
By virtue of an order of the court
herein, I will sell before the court
r* 1 ~ J?
House at -Newoerry, s. u., on saie ua/
in November, nineteen hundred and
fifteen (1915), the same being the first
day of said month, within the legal
hours of sale, to the highest bidder,
all that piece or parcel of land, lying
and being situate in the county and
State aforesaid, containing one hundred
and ten (110) acres, more or
less. The same being located near j
the town of Prosperity, and being:
bounded, now or formerly, by Dick
Wheeler, Anderson Nates, E. IM. Cook,
J. D. Kibler, J. C. Counts and the
public road leading from Prosperity to
Columbia, the same being known as
the "Home Place" of the said J. H.
Terms of Sale: One third of the
purchase money to be paid in cash, the
balance on a credit of twelve months,
with interest from day of sale, at the
rate of eight per cent per annum; to
be secured by bond of the purchaser, j
and mortgage of the premises; saidj
mortgage to provide for ten per centi
attorney's fees, in case of foreclosure
or collection by suit. Purchaser to
pay one hundred dollars immediately
upon the acceptance of his bid, and if
he fails to do so, land to be resold, immediately,
at his risk, with leave to the
purchaser to anticipate the payment of
the credit portion, in whole, or in part
Purchaser to pay for papers, stamps
and recording of same.
H. H. RIKARD,
DR. F. C. MARTIN
Examines Eyes, Fits Glasses
and Artificial Eyes
If your eyes are giving you trouble
don't fail to consult him.
Office over Anderson's Dry Good
No Tough Meat
It is tender and juicy and
calls for more. Take a bite.
J. B. GREGORY, Main St.
Opposite Caldwell & Haltiwanger.
Fo Drive Out Malaria
Ana DUita up me ^ysicm
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form.
The Quinine drives out malaiia, the
tro"a builds up the svstem. 50 cents
County Treasurer's Office.
Tue books for the collection of State
and county tax will be open from
October 15 to December 31, 1915.
Those who prefer to do so can pay
in January, 1916. with 1 per cent;
those who prefer to pay in February.
191(5, can do so by adding 2 per cent;
those who prefer paying from March
1 to March 15, 1916, can do so by adding
7 per cent; after March 15, 1916,
the books will be closed.
X. B.?Taxpayers owning property
in more than one township or special
school district will please inform me
when paying or writing for the amount
oi' his or her tax. This is very important,
there being so many special
Those who wish to pay by the 31=t
of December, 1915, and do not care
to come to the office, will please write
for the amount not later than December
25, 1915. After that time I am too
busy to answer letters promptly. |
In sending stamps, nothing above a
2-cent stamp should be sent, as I cannot
If money is sent, it would be best
' .?. ^ . ; P cnnr rtt}iorTl*l'co it
10 register cs&uic, u. o^hl 1/1^^1. ? ?kj\*9 *w
must be at sender's risk.
By referring to your tax receipts
of 1914, you will know the township
and special school district, or both, in
which your property is located.
The levy for 1915 is as follows:
Pensions and Confederate In- j
firmary 1 j
Repairs State Hospital For the
Insane Vz \
Ordinary county 0V2
Court house lA ;
Roads and bridges note % j
Ordinary county note j
Roads and bridges 1 j
Constitutional school tax 3 j
Except the following localities,1
where an additional railroad tax has
TnwnshiD Xo. 1
Township Xo. 8 3 j
And except the following school (lis-1
trlcts, where special school tax has
Xo. 1, Xewberry 6
Xo. 5, iMcCullough 2
Xo. 9, Deadfall 2
Xo. 30, Utopia 1
Xo. 11, Hartford 2
Xo. 12, Johnstone 2 j
No. 13, St. LUKeS 1
No. 14, Prosperity 6^4
No. 15, Saluda 2
No. 16, O'Neall 2
No. 18, Fairview 2
No. 19, Swilton 4
No. 20, Big Creek 4
No. 22, St. Philips 4 |
No. 23, Rutherford 2
No. 26, Pomaria 7
No. 27, Garmany 2
No. 30, Little Mountain 101/>
No. 131, Wheeland 2
99 Trvllv CJf-rppI" _ 4
UtJy UUUJ w* vwv - No.
34, St. Pauls 2
No. 35, Excelsior 2 i
No. 39, Chappells 4
No. 40, Old Town 4
No. 41, Dominick 2
No. 43, Bush River 2
No. 44, Smyrna 4
No. 45, Trinity 4
No. 48, Jalapa 4
No. 49, Kinards 4
Xo. 57, Whitmire 8
No. 55, Fork 2
Xo. 56, Zion 4
Xo. 57, Belfast 2
Xo. 58, Silverstreet . 6
Xo. 59, Pressley 2
A poll tax of One Dollar has been
levied on all male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 years, except
those exempt by law.
A tax of 50 cents each is levied on
Persons liable to road duty may pay
a commutation tax of $2.00 from the
15th of October, 1915, to the 31st day
Df December, 1915.
All taxpayers remember all taxes
have been listed separately, and please
see that you have a receipt for each
piece of property so listd.
JOHiN L. EPPS,
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Columbia, Newberry
and Laurens Railroad company will be
held at the office of the company, 1124
Taylor street, Columbia, &. C., Tuesday,
October 19, 1915, at 12 o'clock m. If
you can not be present in person,
please authorize someone to act for
you. C. P. Seabrook,
CHICHESTER S PILLS
THE DIAMOND BRAND.
Ladles! Ask your Druggist for
& Ti Chl-cbes-ter 8 Diamond ISrand^V \
I*"'* i" Red and (told metallic^^^/
? ?-\?r3 seaitd with Blue Ribbon. \J
i?Tl $>W| Tako no other. Jiny of your *
i / ~ fit Hi u^srlst. A^k for Til l-t'll E8-TER S
| W J( DIAMOND ItRAND PILLS, for 85
\ v* Kj> years known as Best, Safest, Always Relial>l?.
"?r SOL? BV DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE
I A AJL&JI I1UVT 1/A4
Wiih New Goods, and
It will pay you to come in and <;
same goods for less money. It d
and see the goods, but it will mea:
vnu know vnu will aet new aoods
" "" " ' 4/ *
you whether you spend a cent or 1
store at all times. Remember we
handled by Mr. G. L. Robinson.
Number of the Delineator and 1
Call and look them over.
When in need of Dry Good:
Shoes and Notions don't fail t
visit T. M. Sanders, The New Stor(
where you know you will get ne1
goods and new sho-s at a low pric<
Remember we handle the Re
Riding Hood School Shoe, not on
of the best, but the best. We als
handle one of the strongest lines c
men's and women's work shoes tha
could be bought. We also hand]
a nice line of ladies' and genti
dress shoes. Don't fail to see t*her
before you buy. -4
Just received 100 doz. ladies
gents' and children's Hose. W
carry the best When you buy one
you will always be our custom?
Prices 10, 12i, 15, 25 and 50 cent:
Men's medium weight Ribbe
Underwear, extra good quality
Men's heavy weight fleeced line
ViiAVIVL I T VMI* WWV A
Ladies' light and heavy Undei
wear 24 to 48c.
Don't fail to see this line befoi
New Curtain Material
We offer you for this sale exti
nice curtain material, the 10c kirn
at 9c the yard; 12 Jc kind at 11c tfc
yd; l5ckindat 14c. Now is til
time to make your homes look nev
tr i 11 1 _ J T__.
IiNOE Old gooas carriea over, in
something i ew, 50c kind the yd 48.
Extra good quality, the 25c kinc
this sale 23c the yard.
Children's ready-to-wear Dress*
in many different patterns, 5(
kind for 48c; 75c kind at 70 cent
Uammnil f nnnfama nac
ilGllllllCU \A5UUIU puuvo
98 cents to $1.48.
We will always treat you nice
to sell every person that calls on
I have with me Miss Frankie 1
11 have had years of experience in t
treat you nice. They will be glat
Dont forget the place,
The Store of Satisfaction.
More Coming in E
jet our prices before yi
ont cost you anything
n a saving to you to buy
at a low price. We are
not. We want you to f
handle the Butterick I
We have just receiv
7ashion Sheets and mc
5, For Saturday
;o 10 yds of regula
i, 50c, only 1U yds
5v 20 yds 36 in. Sai
e. Island for $1.0
,e 7 bars Octag<
? Arbuckle Coffee
,f package to custc
, One box Toi
kind, 5c box, on
e ! __
3' - Ov<
n The best on tl
fits well, looks v,
the skin of a c
\ Carhartt's once i
e wear Carhartt 0
_ ern Silks, somet
| blouses. See 1
!(j that will wear w
, We have a r
Suits, 8 to 15 yc
Job lot of Mer
value, while the
a A beautiful 1
j arrived, all col
te see them.
ie * ^
p Storm aerj
New line of i
blue, black, tan <
Jt at 48c.
In the latest
'c We will sell t
s. on the market S
_ The above ar?
many good vah
and see our new
ivhether you buy or not,
3aysinger and Mr. Ce
he dry goods business <
1 to see their many frier
E. M. Lane &
mubmmwii w h mb r
op, buy. We sell M
to get our prices . l
; your goods where A
always glad to see ||
eel welcome in our
ed the November
iny new patterns. *
Saturday Only I
only we will sell j
rlOc bleaching for
to the customer; ^
riders' special, Sea
0. 20 yds to the
)n Soap and 1 lb
for 45 cents. One
let Soap, the 25c
e box to customer.
} that wears well,
' ell, and wears like J
:ow's back. Wear
? j rrm tt?
diiu yuu win aiwayo
shipment of Southking
for the boys'
;his line of goods
ell. . |
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lice line of Boys
>ars, to offer at a
l's Suits, extra good
;y last, from $5.00 >
ine Ginghams just
ors. Don't fail to
*e, All Wool
storm Serge, navy
md brown, |50c kind
stripes, the kind ,
5, 59c kind f -r 48c.
>wels 1 *
he best 10c Towel
Saturday 3 for 25c.
j only a few of the I .
les we ofter. Come
we do not expect
orge Long. They
and know how to
Co, s Old Stand.