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VOL. XXVIII. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1916.
CLUBS AGE WAR
STATE FEDERATION OF WOMENS
CLUBS HOLD SESSIONS IN
THEY TELL OF MANY THINGS
Tell of Active Campalgn Against ult
eracy-Have Banquet At Ander
Anderson.-The 18th annual sessio
of the Federation of Women's Clubs
was held here, the work consisting of
routine reports and addresses and
many interesting features with a ban
quet at Anderson College.
Mrs. J. W. Allen, president, made
her splendid report. Mrs. Allen stress
ed the importance of the clubs of the
state and told of the night school work
in Spartanburg by Miss Selden. She
commented on the address of A. S.
Johnstone of the state board of chari
ties and stated that as the clubs had
helped in the formation of this board,
they were in duty bound to help the
board in any way they could. In her
report she gave the 15 new clubs thai
have been formed during the year.
The legislative committee recommend
ed two matters to the federation: To
make women eligible as school and
library trustees and that a home be
established for the care of the feeble
minded of the state.
"No illiteracy in South Carolina in
1920" is the slogan of the educational
department. Mrs. Walter E. Duncan,
.Aiken, reported the federation is now
giving ten scholarships: Four tc
Winthrop, two to Lander, two tc
Memminger, one to Converse, one tc
Coker. Reference was also made to
the compulsory education laws of the
state, the report saying that the law
is becoming statewide and the feder
ation is pushing for Its enforcement.
The report of the department of pub
lic health was read by the chairman
Dr. Rosa -H. Gannt of Spartanburg. An
address on child welfare In South
Carolina was made by Miss Mary E
Frayser. Then came the reports of
four clubs of the graduate nurses' as
sociation - Charleston. Columbia,
South Carolina Graduate Nurses' As.
sociation and Hospital Club of Green
Mr. T. M. Mbrdecai of Charleston
madea statement of the model school
made a statement of the model school
of social and industrial conditions w
made by the chairman, Mrs. John
Gary Evans of Spartanburg.
An address was made by the Rev
D. E. Camak of Spartanburg, presi
dent of the Textile Industrial Insti
Miss Louise Selden of Spartanburg
addressed the federation on the moon
light school work in Spartanburi
She told of the establishment and
operation of many night schools it
which over 2,000 persons were en
rolled. These night schools ha'h
helped to a wonderful degree in de
creasing the illiteracy percentage o!
Nyurses Complete Course.
Columba.-Programlmes have beer
prepared and invitations arc bedng is
sued for the graduation exercises al
Smith Memorial chapel on the evenini
of May 25, when five young womez
will receive their diplomas from thi
Columbia hospital. The address wil
be delivered by John E. Swearingen
state superintendent of education, and
diplomas and pins will be presenteI
by William Weston, M. D. Severa
violin selections will be rendered b3
Mr. Schumacher, director of the Hiar
vest Jubilee band. The young womer
to receive diplomas are: Lucili
Wilson, Olivia E. Wats, Chloe Berry
Emmie Kiugh and Sara Stack.
Greenville Votes Bond for Schools.
Greenville.-By a vote of 77 to I
Greenville school district, which 14
Greenville city, voted to issue $50,004
school bonds to supplement the $75,004
voted some months ago. The $125.004
-will be used to erect a high schoc
'building and two or three new gram
mar school buildings.
Georgians Win State Debate.
Columba.-The University of Geol
gin won the annual Tennessee-Soutl
Carolina-Georgia triangular debat
held simultaneous a few nig'its agc
Georgia defeated Tennessee at Colur
bla; Georgia defeated South Caroling
at Knoxville, and South Carolina dE
feated Tennessee at Athens, Ga. Se<
ond place in the debate therefore go.
to Carolina. The query was: "R<
solved, That the United States shoul
extend its policy of subsidizing it
anerchant marine engaged in foreig
STRANGE FIRES OCCUR
ON MEXICAN BORDEP!
El Paso. Tex.-Army posts and sti
tions along the border were on thez
guard against incendiaries as a resu]
of two fires at Fort Bliss, where flame
of unknown origin destroyed a stor4
house, three cavalry stables, thre
horses and some tents. Army officer
express the opinionf that an invest
gation will disclose that the fire
could net have been of accident*
origin. It was said there was no a
tempt on the ammunition house.
Kant's categorical imperative ma
be expanded into these homely term
of duty: No one may do that whici
If done by all, would destroy societ:
In other words, the individual mus
see that when the gaining of his ow
poor little happiness involves an injur
to. a great human ideal it is bettert
cut- the happiness off and cast it frol
him than to. do his part to bring t1a
body politic to hell fire.
McMASTER REFUSES COMMISSIO?
TO NON-RESIDENTS - ACTS
DISPATCHES FROM COLUMBIA
Doings and Happenings That Marl
the Progress of South Carolina Pe.
pie, Gathered Around the Statb
Opinion by John L. McLaurin, state
warehouse commissioner, is that man
damus proceedings will be brough
against Fitz Hugh McMaster, state in
surance commissioner, to prohibi
compliance with an interpretation re
cently given by Attorney Genera
Peeples, that non-resident insurance
brokers may not be licensed under the
existing insurance regulations in thi:
state. The question has been brough
Into prominence by the application 0:
Philip LaTourette of New York, rep
resentative of Samuel, Cornwall 4
Stevens. Mr. McMaster realizes tha
Mr. LaTourette might be the means 0
relieving considerably the stringen
situation relative to the insuranc
muddle, but emphasizes that the is
suance of licenses to non-residen
brokers is in violation of the act. Rel
ative to the application of Mr. La
Tourette and the company he rep
resents, Mr. McLaurin said:
have the promise of Samuel
Cornwall & Stevens that if this license
is granted they will take care of sue
business as can not be handled throug
regular channels on account of thi
withdrawal of the. companies. We
are not trying to put local agents on
of business, only to take care of wha
they are unable to do. I don't wan
to injure any man doing a legitimate
business, but I do not propose t
allow our people to suffer by reasot
of a monopoly if I can help It. It i1
nothing to me personally or officially
I am running the state warehouse an<
I haven't time to answer all the peo
pie writing me for directions abpou
insurance. I was 56 years old yester
day and spent 14 hours at my desk.
can't stand such a physical strain in
The letter of Insurrece Commis
soner McMaster to Warehouse Com
missioner McLaurln is as follows:
"Replying to your recent letter ox
bhalf'of application of Mr. Philip La
Tourette, who applied for a broker's
license, sending therewith his checl
for $25 and his bond in the sum of
$5,000, I have to say that under the
Instructions of the attorney genera
that I should follow the directions o
the statute as to whom I shculi
license, and advising me that I shoul
decline on the sole ground that Mr
LaTourette is a nonresident of the
state, if no other ground exists, ani
that In case of contest, ho, the attor
ney general, would represent this of
fie and present arguments to thi
court to sustain the law prescribed b:
the legislature. I have to decline ti
Issue a license to Mr. LaTourette ox
the ground that he Is a nonresiden
of the state.
"In all other respects I find that Mr
LaTourette comes within the terms
of the law in that he Is a well Inform
ed insurance broker, licensed as I un
derstand in the state of New Yor]
for many years. He has filed the re
quested bond and in all other particu
lars fulfills the conditions of the law
I realize, too, that It is possible tha1
Mr. LaTourette might do considerable
towards relieving the present insur
ance situation in South Carolina at
suggested by yourself, but I have n<
option in the matter and as lndicatet
'above, on the ground that he is a non
resident of the state, as is prescribed
In the last sentence of section 2 o
the act providing for the licensing o
insurance brokers, I declined to issu
and am returning herewith Mr. La
Tourette's check for $25 and his born
In the sum of $5,000."
Sar Examiners Pass Fourteen.
Fourteen out of 21 applicants for ad
aision to the bar passed a success
ful examination before the state baa
examiners and were sworn in by thi
supreme court. The followirag youni
attorneys were enrolled as member
Iof the bar: Luther K. Brice of Spar
tanbury, Henry I. E11erbe of Manning
John B. Farrow of Trenton, N. 3.
Samuel Gaillard Fitzsimmons of Char
leston, George E. Grimball of Charles
ton, Henry B. -Hare of Washington
forman A. Harrison of ...y..rtanburg
Jacob R. Harvin of Manning, Willian
Montague Jones of Williston. Alber
Gilbert Kennedy of Union. M. Clayto)
Orvin of Charleston, George D. Shore
Jr., of Sumter, George A. Teasley o
McClellaville, C. Granville Wyche
New Enterprises Chartered.
The Spartanburg Plumbing an<
Heating company has been chartere'
with a capital of $5,000.
'The Charleston Interstate Realt:
tcorporation has been chartered wit:
a capital stock of $5,000.
The Lodge Mercantile company ha
Sbeen commissioned with a capital o
The Anderson Hail Insurance con
Spany has been commissioined.
The 'iryson Grocery company c
Newberry has been chartered with:
capital of $5.000.
Of Egyptian Origin.
The Basques are a curious race, and
Sfor a century scientists believed it In
possible to discover their affiliations
and with good reason, for they trie
Sin vain to connect them with othe
SEuropean people. In recent times
careful and intimate study of the lax
guage has revealed them to have com
from Egypt at a time so remote tha
eeven tradition and legend show n
tracese of that far off migration.
instreance Loans Are Procurable.
Statistics compiled from the reports
of the insurance companies for year
ending December 31, 1915, show that
the total investments in South Caro
lina state, county and municipal bonds,
first mortgage bonds on real estate in
the state and bank deposits in the
state equal $15,900,000.
The life insurance companies alone
hold a total of $15,017,000 invest
ments. Of these $3,400,000 are in
state, county and municipal bonds,
$11,500,000 in mortgages of real estate,
$81,000 in bank deposits and $7,200 in
property owned in the state.
The fire insurance companies show
a total of $600,000 in state, county and
municipal bonds, $131,000 in real es
tate mortgages and $4,800 in bank de
The miscellaneous companies show
a total of $148,000, principally in
state, county and municipal bonds.
This $15,900,000 invested in the
South Carolina securities indicated is
highly pleasing to F. H. McMaster, in
surance commissioner. It shows a
wonderful increase m investments
during the time he has been in office.
When he became insurance commis
sioner, the best obtainable records
show, the total investments by all
companies in the class of securities
named equaled about $325,000.
The commissioner states that the
investments are yet on the increase
and that since the reports were made
December 31 he happens to know that
the Penn Mutual Life of Philadelphia
has invested in $250.000 of South Caro
lina state bonds, in two instahces in
real estate mortgages, one being for
$35,000 and one for $8,000 and that a
New York company has in the last few
days agreed to make two loans in Col
umbia, one for $12,000 and another for
about the same amount.
The commissioner states that his
advices from the Carolina Bond and
Mortgage Company, of which H. C.
Barron is president, are to the effect
that the company can handle any
amount of farm loans and city loans
for the larger towns to considerable
amounts. These loans are placed gen
erally with the insurance companies
licensed in the state or other connec
tions of the Carolina Bond and Mort
Another leading agency, that of
August Kohn of Columbia, also ad
vises the commissioner that it is find
ing no difficulty in placing loans for
insurance companies on real estate:
mortgages where the collateral is sat
Manning Drops Two Compnles.
Gov. Manning signed an executive
order mustering out of service Com
panies E and K. Second infantry, lo
cated at Columbia and Elloree. The
action of the governor was upon the
recommendation of the military coun
cil which met in Columbia several
Said Gov. Manning: "It is a matter
of extreme regret that it becomes ne
cessary for me to issue the executive
order mustering out these two com
panies. I am deeply interested in the
National Guard of South Carolina, and
am anxious that it be maintained- at
the highest state of efficiency at all
"It seems that the two companies
referred to have not been able to
meet the requirements of the war de
partment. and the federal government
has withdrawn its support.
"In addition to this, the military
council of South Carolina, after go
ing over the recommendations of the
war department, in their report to
me, recommended that these com.
panics be mustered out of service
It then became my duty to approve
"I deem it of imnportance that the
National Guard of South Carolina be
maintained at all times at the very
highest state of efticiency, and this
action is in the interest only of ef
ficiency in the National Guard."~
Reports Progress In Miii Schools.
George D. Brown, state suipervisor
of mill schools, returned to Columbia
from the Piedmont. where he had gone
to complete his survey of the mill
school conditions in South Carolina.
Mr. B'-own assumed the duties of this
office July 1. 1915, and since that time
has visited each of the 174 mill
-schools in the state.
Many of them have voted special
tax levies for additional teaching force
-and maintenance, and a considerable
pumber have voted bond issues for
modernly equipped buildings. In addi
tion to this, scores of night schools
have been conducted in mill villages,
which have been a powerful factor in
-creating sentiment for better day
school attendanlce by the children,
and equally influential In encouraging
patrons to invoke the compulsory fea
-ture of the state public school law.
Work for special tax levies and bond
issues for buildings and maintenance
will be continued until the close of the
school year. July 31. Much of the
teritory is covere:1 in an automobile.
Mr. Brown having driven his machine
more than 14,000 miles within the
The debate in Columbia was held ill
the auditorium of Chicora College forz
Women. The president of the State
SUiversity. 'William Spencer Currell.
presided, and made an address of wel
I come. The debaters from Georgia were
1J. M. Leevy and J. B. Mallett. and
from Tennessee were E. Hi. Malone
3 and J. A. Fowler. The judges were:
f George Armstrong Wauchope, John P.
Thomas, George McCutcheon, Josiah
Morse and Yates Snowden. The win
ing team favored the negative. At
f Knor-f2 the affirmative won and at
Athens the negative won. In no in
stne a the dlecision unanimous.
How much better to give the whole
attention to what one is doing, but
how many do it? The intentions may
be of the best, but soon one may be
thinking what will be done at the next
rclub meeting, wondering what oppor
Stunities there are for securing a new
suit at a reduced price, or what some
Sbody said last night; and the time
t Is passing and little work or study ao
SIcomplished,--Christianl Science Moni
I. . __ - - -
MAJOR GENERAL FUNSTON IS
OF BORDER PATROL.
5,000 MEN ALONG BORDER
Funston's Almost Compact Column
on Border Would Guarantee
Against Further Raids.
San Antonio, Texas.-Major General
Funston began the consideration of a
plan for the reorganization of the bor
der ptro. Having under his direct.
control almost 50,000 men he outlined
to his staff a re-distribution of forces
that he believed would guarantee the
protection of American residents from
Already forces at border stations
have been strengthened and, it was
indicated that before the end of the
week the greater part of the regular
troops and militia that have been sent
into the three border states would be
prepared and in position for quick
service along the international line.
It is improbable that more troops
will b^ sent to Colonel Sibley In
charge of the little expedition that
crossed into Mexico near Boquillas as
a result of the raid at Glenn Springs
and Boquillas a week ago. Four de
tachments are now operating close to
the lines, scouting through a limited
territory south of the border; but there
never has been any intention of send
ing forward at that point a punitive
expedition that would compare in size
to that of General Pershing in the
State of Chihouhua.
Army officers here are deeply inter
ested in the efforts of the Mexican
troops were reported to be making to
run down the bandits who raided the
Big Bend district and who yet hold
as a prisoner Jesse Deemer, an
American storekeeper. It is regarded
here as not impossible that the Mexi
can troops may cut off the retreat to
wards the interior of the bandits and
force them back within reach of Col
onel Sibley's cavalry.
DECIDE UPON ARMY OF
250,000 MEN FOR U. S.
Backed By a Federalized National
Guard of 425,000 Men as Reserve.
Warhington.-A standing army of
206,000 fighting men capable of being
expanded in emergency to 254,000 and
backed by a federalized National
Guard of 425,000 as a reserve, finally
was agreed on by House and Senate
conferees on the army bill. The agree
ment will be reported to Congress at
onse and the measure, the first of the
Administration preparedness bills. is
expected to be before President Wil
son for his signature soon afterward.
Advocates of adequate National de
fense regard the conference agree
ment as a triumph. The compromise
between the House and Senate meas
ures was effected after weeks of
struggle against an insistant demand
from House conferees for a standing
army of only 140.000 men.
The minimum enlisted strength
would be attained under the confer
ence agreement within the next five
years and it is stipulated that at no
time shall the total be less than
LIMBERK AND MECHANIC
KILLED IN BIG AUTO RAC.E
New York.-Carl Limberg, an auto
mobile racer, and R. Pallotti, his
mechanician, leading the field in the
fifteenth lap of the 150-mile race for
the Metropolitan trophy, were killed
when their machine crashed into a
guard rail on the Sheepshead Bay
Limberg, who had been taking the
turns near the very top of the high
saucer track, apparently lost control
of his car, while rounding the bend at
a speed of more than 100 miles an
cur. Both men were catapulted 100
feet over the rail and crashed to the
ground about 30 feet below. The drir
*er was impaled on an upright piece
of timber and waws killed instantly
Palotti died on the way to the Coney
The machine, one of three French
cars imported for the race by Harry~
S. Harkness, crumpled under the im
pact and burst into flames. The blaz
ing car clung to the rail as other driv
ers flashed past without slackening,
speed. ignorant of the fate of their
fellow racer. A flash of flame and a
cloud of black smoke told the specta
tors that an accident had happened.
but as it occurred at the far turn of
the two-mile sauc-er few realized that
it marked a traredv.
BANDIT RAIDERS' MAKE
ESCAPE INTO MEXICO.
BrownsvIlle, Texas.-Mexican band
its who shot and killed Curtis Bay
liss. an American, near Mercedes,
Texas, have escaped into Mexico, ac
cording to Lieut. F. L. Vanhorn. who
returned to Fort Brown after chasing
,the Mexicans to the Rio Grande. Ear
lier reports at Fort Brown were that
one of the bandits had been killed
and t-rc caiflured. There were three
of the bandits, Lieutenant Vanhorn
To Match Hangings.
'"e table scarfs for Ige furnitare e
tour room may be made to match the
bangings by cutting out single motifi
f cretonne and applying them to the
scarf ends. Place them on the mate
rial in an attractive way and baste
hey can eIther be sewed with an
>ver and over stitch around the edge
or buttonholed in place. If, however,
70o wish a quicker method, machine
Sclose to the edge around the
SECRETARY DANIELS ORDER:
SIX OLDER BATTLESHIPS
PLACED ON RESERVE LIST.
4,200 MEN MADE AVAILABLE
The Men Thus Released Will Mai
New Dreadnaughts and Destroy
ers.-New First Line of Fleet.
Washington.-Reorganization of tho
first line of the Atlantic fleet was o
dered by Secretary Daniels so as t
place six of the older battleships i1
reserve and release a large part o
their crews to man a destroyer divie
ion and the new dreadnaughts Okla
homa and Nevada.
The New Jersey, Virginia, Rhodi
Island and Nebraska were ordered is
reserve at the Boston navy yard, the
Connecticut at Philadelphia and the
Louisiana at Norfolk. When repair
have been completed, they will bi
maintained with their crews reduce(
60 per cent,- but in shape for activ+
service within 48 hours. These ves
sels will be included in the nine bat
tieships to be used this summer fo:
naval militia and citizen voluntee:
training cruises. All six of the ship
are of the old turret type.
About 4,200 men made available b:
the change will be divided betweei
six destroyers and the new dread
There will be 16 big battleships i
the new first line of the fleet, includ
ing the Pennsylvania, to be deliverei
by the contractors on June 1. Thy
others are the Minnesota, Vermont
Michigan, South Carolina, Delaware
Oklahoma, New York, Texas, Florida
Utah, Arkansis, New Hampshire, Ne
vada, Kansas and Wyoming.
With addition to 15,000 men In the
Navy proposed in the pending bill be
fore Congress, Navy officials said tha
it would be possible to take severa
ships from the reserve and retun
them to active service. The depart
ment is also endeavoring to work ou
a plan by which naval militia can bi
instantly assigned, for duty in case
of war, to duty in manning ships ii
NEW HOUSE ARMY
BILL PASSES CONFEREES
Regular Army 175,000; Increase 218
000 in Emergency.-Assure Nitrate
Washington.-Agreement of Senate
and House conferees on the House
Army re-organkation bill has bee]
reached, and the committee ordered
tentative print of its report. A dead
lock was in prospect after a storm:
morning session, but in the afternool
the conference was calm and result,
So far as could be learned the reg
ular Army to be provided by the con
ference bill would aggregate 175.00'
fighting men in time of peace, whic1
may be expanded to 218.000 men 12
an emergency. The National Guar<
would aggregate 400,000 men. requlr
ed to take an oath of allegiance to th4
National Government and to be gives
representation on the General Staf
of the Arm.
GERMANS BEGIN ATTACKS
-AGAINST BRITISH LINES
London.-Switching their attaci
from the Verdun region against th4
French. the Germans have begur
again a sharp offensive against thi
British line around Hulluch.
Preceding their movements witl
the usual heavy bombardments, th4
usual heavy bombardments, the Ger
mans launched an infantry attact
against the British lines in the regior
of Vermelles and were successful ir
capturing first line trenches ovei
front of about 500 yards. The Britist
admit the loss of the position. bul
say that part,pof them were retaken ir
Berlin says the British sufferec
heavy casualties and in addition los1
many prisoners and several machin4
BANDITS ARE PARLEYING
FOR EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS
Marathon, Tex.-Major Langhorne
of the Big Bend expeditionary force
is parleying for an exchange of pris.
oners which will release Ross Deemer
the storekeeper captured by the Villa
raiders, acording to arrivals from the
border. If the parleys fail Major
Langhorne is expected to rush the
bandits who are reported concentrat.
ed some distance south of the Ric
Grande. Hie has sufficient supplies tc
make a short foray into Mexico.
Watson Returns from4Convention.
Commissioner Watson has returnei
from Washington where he has beer
attending the National Conservatior
congress. Ie was elected presiden1
of the Association of C'ommissioner5
pf Agriculture of the United States
and will play an imiportat part In or
ganizing the National Chamber 01
Commerce, which was proposed unde,
a resolutionf adopted by the Southerr
comriniioners of agriculture at the
Southern Commercial Congress Ir
Chareston last December.
Whatever the mind enjoins on itsel?
as an object, it attains.
Cooke ry for the Sick.
Only nouri::hing, tasty and well
cooked food, daintily served. should
be offered to the invalid or con
valescent. An unattractive tray, 02
the sen ng of too large a quantity
may take away entirely the capriciout
BUILD BIG PACKING HOUSE
Will Be Erected at Orangeburg in
Near Future At a Cost of $150,
Orangeburg.---Orangeburg will erect
a packing house in the near future to
cost $150,000. The packing house
meeting held recently at the court
house was a big success. Men from
all sections of Orangeburg county and
other counties were present. The
meeting was a representative one and
the purpose was accomplished. At
,this meeting $80,000 was subscribed
and the balance of the $150,000 will be
easily raised by canvass in Orange
burg and other counties.
Among the goverment officials in
Orangeburg to attend this meeting
were: Dr. W. W. Long, state demon
stration agent; C. A. McFadden, dis
trict farm demonstration agent; L*'L.
Baker, superintendent of pig clubs;
L. W. Summers, district demonstration
agent; Dr. L. S. Wolfe, Orangeburg
county farm demonstration agent. Dr.
,Long delivered a highly interesting
and instructive address. Dr. Long
showed that Orangeburg was the log
ical place for the packing plant, be
cause as a result of his census of the
hogs raised in South Carolina more
hogs are raised in a radius of 75
miles of Orangeburg than any other
city in the state. Dr. Long told of
how the United States government
would assist in the work and in gen
eral imparted potential information to
the Orangeburg business men and
others interested. Dr. Long stated that
he was highly pleased with the meet
ing and the prospects for the plant.
Dr. Long was cognizant of the push
of the Orangeburg business men, who
now are possessed of the spirit to do
Among others who addressed the
meeting were Robert Lide, James M.I
Albergotti and M. 0. Dantaler of the
committee that visited the Moultrie
plant. Robert Lide read the report
and recommendation of the commit
tee. Others delivered addresses, and
of especial note was the address de
livered by John W. Grier of Moultrie,
Ga. He told of the working of the
plant at Moultrie and the great suc
cess attained. Mr. Grier was enthUsi
When the matter of subscriptions
I was entered into several pledged de
. nominations of thousands between
41,000 and $5,000. With about 300
present at this meeting $80,000 was
I ubscribed. The matter of rasiing
the rest will be easy. The plan.Is to
endeavor to scatter this stock over
Orangeburg and other counties of the
Other than the money subscribed,
other business transacted was as fol
lows: That a packing plant be es-.
tablished at Orangeburg and a cor
poration formed for such purpose
I known as the Orangeburg Packing
company; that the capital stock. be
.ixed at $150,000, to be divided into
3,000 shares of the par value of $50
Profitable Asparagus Season.
Edgefield.-The asparagus growers
of the Trenton section of Edgefield
county have closed most profitable
season they have ever had. They
have received this spring an average
price of $3 per dozen bunches for their
asparagus. After the asparagus is cut
from the field It Is carefully sorted
into four grades, the price ranging
from $2.75 per dozen for the lowest to
$6 per dozen for .the best grade, which
Is about double the price received sev
eral years ago. The higher price is
the result chiefly of their system of
ISoldiers Go T~o Border.
Charleston.-The 145th coast ar'tit
ery company of Fort Moultrie, In
common with 'ten other companies that
are stationed at the coast defenses in
the South Atlantic coast artillery dis
trict, has been ordered to report to
Fort Sam Houston at San Antonio,
Texas, where they will receive orders
from Gen. Funston. who is In com
mand of the forczes on the Mexican
border. The departure of the 145th
company leaves Charleston wi.th only
two companies, the 78th and the 170th.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS ITEMS.
Gov. Manning has signed an execu
tive order mustering in the new coin
panies at Darlington and Florence.
That the new units be accepted by the
National Guard was recommended Ic
the military council.
Thomas H. Peeples, attorney gen1
eral, held recently in an opinion that
the governor has the authority to ap
point a chief state constable. The
pay is $5 per day.
A big barn with all Its contents, In
eluding four mules, one horse and
some machinery belonging to T. H.
Valentine at Anderson burned one
Citizens of Orangeburg are making
a strong effort to secure a union sta
tion at that place.
Frank L. Brunson of Sumter has
been appointed as game warden by
Many towns in South Carolina ob
served memorial day exercises.
The directors and stockholders of.
the Parker Cotton Mills Company de
cided at a meeting In Greenville to
complete the negotiations for the sale
of the eight cotton mills, comprising
the Hampton group, one of the subsidi
aries of the Parker company.
Gv. Manning will attend the Meck
lenburg celebration at Charlotte '.
May 20. President Wilson hasde
nitely accepted an invitation toa
tend. 'The governor will be accomn
paniedl by members of the military
There is sometimes more to r.
teared from the physician than L -
When potting plants, p;ut a~ piPce 01
coarse muslin over the holt nae9
before putting in the bits ut tonm
sod, which keeps the crain-. o
The muslin prevents tLie earth iren
HAD SPORTING SPIRIT
WHY WOODSMEN LET THE LONE
Had "Put Up a Good Fight," and His
Natural Enemies Spared His Life
in Token of Their Admiration
The earliest streaks of dawn were
lightening the eastern sky when the
creaking of the windlass and the rattle
of chains announced that the men
were drawing the stop logs from the
With a grand flourish the last log
was laid on the platform and the great
torrent of green-and-white water went
foaming down the slide. Then the
boom that held back the logs was
drawn aside, and down they came like
a flock of sheep heading for the fold.
By sixes and sevens they plunged into
the pool below, rising again in the
swift torrent at various angles; then
circling madly round until at last they
made their way through the narrows
and on down the river.
Dave Mordaunt, the foreman, whis
tied gayly as he watched the logs pass.
But suddenly he saw with uneasiness
that the men stationed at the narrows
could not keep the logs moving fast
enough. A Jam was beginning to
"Shut her off," he called, "and hus
tle down here! The narrows are
The men swiftly swung out the light
boom and checked the flow of logs.
Then, shouldering their poles, the ten
of them marched after their boss down
the narrow path that led to the lower
end of the bay.
The path was merely a shelf in the
face of the cliff, which rose above it
for nearly a hundred feet. Ten feet
below was another shelf, the lower
path. It was even narrower and more
The men loosened the jam, and the
logs once bore hurried down the
stream. Then they shouldered the long
poles again and started -back up the
path toward the dam.
"Hark!" shouted the foreman, hold
ing up his hand for silence. From their
left, above the roar of the water, came
yelping of a pack of wolves.
"They are after a deer!" cried Ben
Even as he spoke the deer came in
sight. It was hard pressed; clouds of
steam rose from its panting sides, and
its drooping head and protruding
tongue showed that it was completely
The men cheered as it passed, but
it paid no attention to them. Round
the narrow lower path it stumbled,
and.oZL reaching the narrows, which
were now free of logs, it plunged in.
The rushing current carried it down
the river, but it gained the other shore
at last and lay down, panting.
"Now, boys," cried Mordaunt, "the
wolves will follow the path the deer
took! Gather a lot of rocks and spread
yourselves along the path. When the
wolves are past me I will give the sig
nal. Then let go the stones. After
that you can go to them with the pike.
Don't let one get through."
The men made every preparation to
ive the wolves a warm reception. In
a few minutes the animals appeared.
six of them, running close together.
As they reached the narrow path they
fell into single file without ,lessening
their speed. As they ran they gave
occasional short yelps.
Their tongues were hanging out and
there was foam about their mouths
and gleaming teeth. Without an up
ward glance they ran in between the
wall and the rushing, foaming water.
"Now for them!" shouted Dave.
With a yell the men sent down a :how
er of stones'on the unsuspecting pack.
With howls of pain and surprise the
wolves looked up and saw their foes.
Down went their tails and they tried
to retreat; but they were in a trap.
One by one they were pushed off into
the hurrying water.
Only the leader of the pack was left
alive. Ho had been knocked Into the
water by a stone, but had managed to
gain a footing on two logs that were
floating close together. As the logs
drifted apart, he mounted the larger,
on which he crouched, a picture of ab
ject fear. The log began to move slow
!y- toward the narrows. Nearer and
neaer It came to the mighty mass of
water pouring out through the gorge.
The wolf backed to the far end of the
log and crouched there, shivering.
"I hate a wolf worse than poison,"
said Job Nelson, "but I can't see that
brute scared plumb to death before
"Neither can I, Job," said the fore
man, "and he sure put up a good fight
The circling current brought the log
to a point just below where the men
With a spring, Job landed on the
lower path. He stretched out his pole
nd drew the log and Its frightened
ccupant to the shore. Then he quick
ly rejoined his comrades.
"Now, boys,'' he said, "that beggar
must pass you all. Anyone who wants
h'm can have him.''
Realizing that he was free, the wolf
leaped ashore and slouched along the
path with one eye on the men above.
Not a hand was raised against him.
On reaching the divide he struck off
at a swift lope and disappeared from
"Come, boys." said Dave sharply,
"get those logs going again! We've
lost enough time already."-Youth's
Death to Snapdragons.
Though therc is doubt if any dragons
are living, snapdragons continue to
die, especially if overwatered. One
reader states she watered and tended
her plants carefully, yet they turned
yellow, died, and seemed to have no
lateral roots when removed, coming
out of the soil with little effort on
the part of the puller. This clearly
indicates what is known as stem rot,
Made-from revmof Tartar
NO ALUI-NO PHOSPHATE
TELL OF PAST GLORY
RUINS OF ROMAN PALACES MF
MENTOES OF GREATNESS.
Posilipo, In the "Fairest Land of Em.:
rope,"Has a History Which Makes
it of Entrancing interest to
The city of Naples give& no idea
of the beauty of southern Italy. It sits
like a ragged vagrant by the roadside
in the fairest land of Europe.
If you would see all of this beast
at a glance, visit the steep headline of
Posilipo, which juts into the sea be
yond the city. Here are combinedithe
beauties of the modern Campania
the smooth roads winding upward past
white villas, the blue sky, under Vhich.
the earth seems to glow, while the sea
Is tipped with silver-and the most:.
striking relics of the long-gone day.
of the Roman empire and the middle -'
'ages, those periods so full of story and
color, which havemoved across Italy
environed in her beautiful landsctpe
and inspired by the romantic tempera
ment of her people, like the acts Of
some mighty pageant.
At Posilipo stood the villa of Vh
gil, greatest of the Latin poets, and
here today is a vault where his T
mains are said to lie. It was at Po
silipo that Virgil wrote the Georgics,
those beautful Latin pastorals that
picture all the seasons of -the ydar as
the poet studied them fromh his-coun
try seat. Here after he had died cme
many another poet and sage to put
flowers on his tomb.
This famous sepulcher Is a low
stone vault with three windows. Therm
formerly stood within it a tall urn,
which was said to contain the ashes of
the poet, but this has'tisappeared and
is said to have been removed by eing
Robert the Wise to his palace for safe-.
At the very end of the heand d
stands one of the most Impressive
relics of Roman luxury In all Italy. :It
Is the ruin of Pausilypunm, the villa
built by Vedlus Pollio and bequeathed
by him to Augustus Caesar. "The End
of Sorrow" is the menfing of Its name,
which has become that of the entire
Here are remains of massive white
marble walls and pillars and founda
tions, raching far out into the water,
and from these and from the numerous
legends and stories that cling abou
them,.one-may reconstruct the beauty
and splendor and license of the life of
decadent Rome. He may picture the
great villa, sitting on the point of the
headland, backed by dark groves, with.
its whtefeet in the breakin se.- He
may reconstruct in fancy the Odeor
and the theater, where the lord and
his guests were entertained; the fish
pond into which Vedius caused a serv
ant to be thrown and devoured for
breaking a glass; the wide-flung gal
erles and porticoes, the elaborate
marble baths. And this palace of a by
gone age he may people with the
nobles and philosol~hers, the poets and*
soldiers of Rome, in their flowing
robes of white and purple, attended
by the slaves of all their wars-beau
tiful women of Greece, black men from
Africa, fair-haired savages from the
British Isles and the wild interior of
Europe-the people of all the races
conquered by these most powerful and
dominating men that the world has
yet brought forth and who are now re
membered by crumbling stones upon
a deserted beach.-Chicago Daily
H is Ferocious Pacifism.
"1 have before me," said Professor
Pate, "the statement of the antipre
paredness literary bureau that Thomas
Carlyle was a pacifist. Indeed, he
was! At one time a worshiping Amer
icanl ventured to call on him. The
genius had filled up on 17 cups of tea
and was sitting humped over before
the fireplace, wrapped In a shawl and
an 8-inch grouch, and paid no atten
tion to the visitor. Finally the caller
uttered a timid 'Ah-h'm!'
"'Silence, you blockhead!' thun
"Bub-but,' stammered the intruder,
'-I am not saying anything'
'Nb, but you are interrupting my
silence. Get out!'
"That is the sort of pacifist Thomas
Carlyle was."-Kansas City Star.
Ringing In the Ears.
Swelling and congestion of the mu
cous membrane of the eustachian
tube-generally the yesult of neglected
catarrhal "colds"-often produces ring
ing in the ears. If not soon relieved
It will bring on a disease of the in
ner ear and deafness. Dr. W.. C.
Braislin of Brooklyn told the Ameri
can Otological society recently that he
treats this by swabbing out the eur
stachian tube with a solution of 2
grains of nitrate of siver in.an oune
of water, applying it on a pledget of
cotton wound at the end of two strands