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STORMS AND INSECTS
DAMAGE COTTON CROP
-Loss of Almost Three Million Bales
Caused During the Growing Season,
According to Forecast Made
By Department of Agriculture
In Annual Announcement
Washington, Oct. 2.?storms ana
insect damage have wrought havoc
with the cotton crop this year and
caused a loss of almost 3,000.000
bales throughout the growing season.
This year's crop will be approximately
11,637,000 equivalent 500
Tx>und bales, according to the department
of agriculture's forecast made
today, basing its estimate on the
condition of the crop on September
"25. In its first forecast of produc-j
fr-^vrv-i /vrwrvftitions existing
IIVU rnauc/ vui
June 25, the quantity was estimated
at 14,260,000 bales. The condition
of the crop on September 25 was 56.3.
per -cent, of normal, which is the
lowest condition on record for that
time of the year.
Cotton this year was planted on|
the fourth largest acreage ever re-J
- - ? t At i i
corded?35,054,000 acres, in un,
when 36,054,000 acres were planted,'
the crop was 15,693,000 bales; in
1913, when there were 37,089,000
acres, the crop was 14,156,000 bales,
and in 1914, when the acreage was
36,832,000, the crop amounted to
Indications iare that this year's
crop will yield only 156.3 pounds per
? J TVAiin/^cy in
acre, compared wiui ^u?.? ?
1911; 182 pounds in 1913 and 209.2
pounds in 1914.
Condition and indicated. area yield,
3>y States, follow:
States. Condition Yield '
"Virginia 85 264 j
%North Carolina 61 214 I
South'Carolina 53 175 j
Georgia *><> ? .
Florida ...48 86 j
Alabama 36 9*
Mississippi 40 i*4
Louisiana 36 4
Texas 63 154
Tennessee 68 186;
Missouri 67 2oo =
1 r-.i I
Oklahoma ot> 0-*;
California 93 484
All other States.. k... .. J
Id a statement issued today the re-!
' porting board said: "There wes heavy;
deterioration in cotton ugain this!
month in the central cotton iSltatesJ
Boll weevils in Texas, Arkansas, Ala- j
bama, Louisiana and Florida, have j
taken a heavy toll, puncturing- aim;
destroying growiJ bolls to & larger ex- j
tent than ever before known. This
_ insect has, in addition, seriously damaged
the crop in portions of Oklahoma,
Georgia and Tennessee. Cuter- j
pilars have injured the late cotton j
in southern Texas and eastern Flor- j
Ida. Cool nights caused ia cessation j
* -ot fruiting and the plant shed its j
fruit considerably in the northern
i portion of the cotton 'belt.
"There is considerable late cotton
In the Carolinas and some in northern
Georgia which will need a late
killing frost to reach anything like,
"Tile weather during the month !
was very favorable for gathering the j
crop and the high prices prevailing
* for both cotton and the seed1 caused
the farmers in all parts of the soutn
to rush gathering and ginning, and
there has been a much larger per-'
centuge of the crop put through the!
^ins than usual at this time of the
year. In southern Mississippi and
Alabama, where the crop is practically
a failure, one picking got the crop,
the average in many counties being a
I * "fcaje to the mule or less. Over the enKftiif
thp cron this season
IHC ^.Vlfiuu uA.il, V? ? r
tns been rapi-dly picked, and there is
less cotton remaining in the fields
than usual at this time of the year.
H& The picking season will average two
or three weeks early.*'
(Farmers are receiving ior tutrix mutton
at this time higher prices than
Tiave been paid since 1872. In that
year the average paid was 16.5 cents,
in 1871 _ rices paid average 17.9 j
\ -cents and in 1869, 16.5 cents. The
demoralization o? the cotton market
soon after the outbreak of the European
war caused a violent break in
prices. On August ., 1914, farmers
*were being paid 12.4 cents a pound
! for their coton ana Dv .\ovemuer x
the price had fallen to 6.3 cents a
pound. tAt comparison of prices being
| -paid to farmers on the first of each
month during the last three years is
Interesting. Following is a table giv-1
I ing tie avemge prices:
Month 1916 1915 1914
JTanuary 11.4 6.6 11.7
- February 11.5 7.4 11.9
BR March / 11.1 7.4 12.6
R April 11.5 8.1 11.9
May 11.5 9.1 12.2
June 12.2 8.6 12.4
? July 12.5 8.6 12.4
[August 12.6 8.1 12.4
September 14.6 8.5 8.7
October 11.6 7.8
November 11.6 6.3
December 11.2 6.8
BAIL FOR CKESWELL
B1 i( H1EF JUSTICE
McCormick Lad's Application is
Granted at Abbeville?Inquest J
[ Over Father's Body.
MrCormack Sep 30?Further developments
in the shooting of J. S. Creswell
by his son, Horace Creswell, were
j brought to light after the coroner's
It seems that one of the Creswell!
I boy9 wanted to t:?ke a bale of cotton to
| Troy to have it ginned and the father
! wanted it brought to McCormick. After
some words .Mrs. Creswell, the mother
said that it would not make any
difference where the cotton was taken
lrmo- as tho-ir trnt the* mnrtAv fr\r it.
wwj O"- |
This incensed the old man, who struck <
Mrs. Creswell with a light stick. iShe i
then walked awny from him, he following
her up, striking her with his fist
again. At this juncture Clarence iCreswell
interceded in behalf of hismother
and grabbed a shotgun, which stood f
nearby, which later proved to be empty. I
The father then took the gun aw&yj
from the boy, and it was while he had
it in a striking position that the young
est son, Horace, fired. tne ratal snot. |
The shot was fired from the door of
another room, a shotgun being the
weapon used. The load entered the
face on the side and ranged upward,
killing him almost instantly.
Mr. Creswell was about 35 years of
age and lived in the Youngtown section
of this county practically all of I
his life. He farmed and conducted a I
blacksmith shop. His wife was Miss!
Fhnnie Tal'bert of this county.
Tlie young man who fired the fata! j
shot (attended the funeral of his father!
which took place at Buffalo Baptist
church, this county, Friday, after
whic e appeared before E. B. Gary,
cief justice of Abbeville, and applied
for bail. Buil was granted in the sum
of $1,000. The trial will come up at
the first criminal court for McCormick
The affair has been a shock t#o the
citizens of this community and the
general sentiment is that the boy "will j
merely go through legal proceedings
as a matter of formality.
j juaniiiiiiuun iyHiiiggJiJ
Gall Stones, Cancer and Ulcers of the j
Stomacn and Intestines, A/uto-Intoxi-;
cation, Yellow Jaundice, Appendicitis '
and other fatal ailments result from |
Stomaih Trouble. Thousands of Stomach
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G. D. Brown's Work
The State. ,
George ?). Brown, State superin' I
tendent of mill schools, was in Colum-'
bia several davs this week. His work in i
this department of education is already
under way aiong with the other
branches of the school system of the
State, in that many of the mill village
schools opened simultaneously
with those in the various cities. Re
markable progress was made last session
in the reorganization of the mill
schools. In some instances the schools
in the mill communities were consolidated
with the city schools. Several
of the "best new buildings in the State
to be erected last year were in mill
communities, and scores of others voted
extra levies for maintanance and
A MERRCILESS JUDGE
Oiie Who Shows >*o Favor.
A merciless judge is Father Time, j
ceiore mm me weaK ana tne warning j
go to the wall. Only the truth can
stand. For years the following statement
from a Newberry resident has
withstood this sternest of all test.
David A. Rivers, ice dealer, Route
No. 5, 44 Mill House, Newberry, says:
"My Kidneys were out of order a?d!
the kidney secretions were unnatural j
and contained sediment. IMy back J
onfl T h-orl sovprp nnins jlotwS'S i
av^u^u U.I114 i AAC4.V& WV v. w r ? _
my sides. I finally began taking Doan's
Kidney Pills and they mdae me feel
much better in every way.''
(Statement given March 21, 1911.)
A Lasting Core.
On November 20, 1914, Mr. Rivers
said: 'fTthe cure Doan's Kidney Pills
brought me has been permanent."
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GROVE'S TASTFLESS chill TONIC, dHves ou*
c . !.-?? -lOires?*
Henrv Lewis Dies ill Jail at Bennetts-1
yille After Arrest and Battle ^
Ron n oft evil lo <?ont 9Q T-Tpnrv T,P\Vis
the negro who shot and killed Rural !
Policeman E. J. Alsbrooks a few days
ago, died in the jail here this afternoon
as the result of wounds inflicted
while resisting arrest this
morning. Sheriff Patterson received i
word' last night that Lewis was in the j
county and immediately summoned a j
posse to arrest him. For a time he
eluded the officers, although it was
known in a general way the section of
the county he was in. The bloodhounds
were brought here from Columbia
early this morning and /additional information
was received by the sheriff
and the officers in pursuit of the negro's
whereabouts, and he was finally
traced to a swamp.
The swamp was surrunded and
xu- 4... r\~ T A IToa^IOV
uiree 01 me. pa,iiy, ui. o. ?x. j
Marlboro Hamer and Edgar David,
Jr., were at the head of a branch
when the negro came out. He was ordered
to throw up his hands and surrender
and instead of doing so he began
firing, shooting a revolver three
times, when a ball from one of the
party shot the fingers off his right
hand, causing him to drop the weapon.
After this he ran laibout 100 yards
and got into a ditch where he was
overtaken and brought to Bennuttsville
It was found that two balls had passed
entirely through his body.
After reaching Bennettsville medical
aid was summoned and Drs. May land
Jordan did everything that could b?
done, but the wounds were fatal.
Reward amounting to $300 had been
offered for the arrest and delivery of
Lewis, and those who took part in the
arrest unanimousily 'asked that the re-1
wards be collected and' presented to the
family of the late rural policeman; J
IN A CHAIN OF STORES
NEWBERRY CONNECTED WELL
The Silver line of stores throughout
the land makes Xewberry people sea
the silver lining. The corporation that
on January first will take possession
of the building in Xewberry now owned
by Mr. J. H. West and occupied by
the IWfest-'Martin company, is the corporation
of the Isaac Silver company,
which has a long line of five ana ten;
cent stores throughout the country, j
Shortly after the corporation leased!
Mr. West's building for twenty-on?
years, another large deal was made in '
Columbia by the same company, 'Mr.
Isaac Silver, president, being there in
person. The State sr.ys it was one of
the largest sales of property in the retail
section of Columbia since the outbreak
of the European wnr. The com
pany is incorporated in Georgia for
$.000,000, and hi is stores in Au&ista,
Savannah and other places in Georgia
and in Charleston. They are now- in |
negotiation to open other plants in
eorgii and South Carolina, Newberry,
as already stated', being one of the
cities selected. ,
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EMPLOYS FINANCIAL AGENT
i The crowded condition at the recert'
opening of Summerland College makes j
more dormitory space absolutely
necessary, and the high standard
uie coilt^e demands more adequate
internal equipment. The evange- !
lical Lutheran Synod of S. C. at its j
last meeting in view of the growing >
popularity of 'Summerland as well,
as the need of a college fr the higher !
education of the young women of our j
u.v-:i ..i i!iis s.ate empowered the'
Board of Trustees to employ a finan-!
n'al agent and to raise $25,000 for the
proper equipment of the college. At
the meeting of the board Sept. 13th
the Hon. W. M. Oxner of. Leesville I
was elected Financial Agent. Mr. Ox- j
ner is eminently qualified for this position,
being a young mm of ftigli
educational attainments. He begins
his work at once, canvassing the congregations
of the Lutheran church.
The faculty and board of trustees respectfully
ask that Mr. Oxner be given
a hearty welcome by all our pastors
land1 congregations, and that all
our people will rally to the support
ui men- cunegc.
P. D. RI SINGER, Chairman.
Lexington, S. C.
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Trees Possum in }rard '
William P. H useul, ;'the Dutch j
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!-lm mnriot! Ilat Ol'cnmff onrl fAnnd iVlid
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setter dog all agog over something he
had discovered up a tree in the backya.J.
A pccket flashlight revealed a
sizable but lean o^cssuin perched in
"a crotch iat the height of a man's
head. He was yanked down by the tail
anl consignel to a box. Mr. Houseal
has visions of "possum an' taters" at
his house after a fattening end condi
tioning period of about two weeks. |
eighbors have lost several chickens
lately, and it is suspected that the
opossum may know something about
':he matter. Mr. Houseal lives at 1717
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The simple mixture of buckthorn
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astonishes Newberry people.
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