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"Do thou Groat Liberty Inspire our-Souls and make our livoa in thy possession happy, or our Deaths Glorious in thy Just Defence."
VOL. XIV,
BENNETTSVILLE, S. O./MAROH 21, 1890.
JMO. 15.
RAIXiHOiVD GUIDE.
Capo Foar and Yadkin Vallov R. R.
7/i effect March 2,1890.
1rains moving North,
Pan. and Mail. Freight nut! Pu**.
8 20 A in Loavo Uoniiottsvillo 0.15 a in
? 35 a in Arrivo Mfixlon 8.35 a ll)
it 15 ii u) LOAVO .Mux(mi 0.25 a m
7 35 a m Arrive Pnyettovlllo 2.05 |> in
2 15 p in Loavo " U 00 n m
3 53 p in Iiuuvo Sumo rd 2 15 |i in
t> -IO p ni Arrive Uroonsboro 8 00 pu
7 Kt j, m Loavo " 9 20 n tu
10 45 |> in Arrive Mt. Airy 6 00 p m
No. 1-UroaUfasl at Fayottovillo,
Dinner nt Urceusboro.
Pas*,
Train* moving .South.
and Mull. Frolghl and Accotn
5 4f> tt ni Jilinvo Mt. Airy ii 30 ii tn
'.. 16 A m Arrive Ureenshoro I 15 n in
"J 50 n in Leave (jroonsboro 7 00 a ni
12 'Mi pm Leave Sanford 2 I fi p tn
2 IO p in Arrive Fayetteville 5 25 p tn
.'{tl pm JiOnvft Fayetteville 7 45 ti in
5 20 p ni Arrivo Maxtor. 12.30 p m
5 30 p in Leave Maxton 1 05 p ni
0'15 p in Arrivo Honnotlsvillo 3 40 p ni
Passenger and Mail Southbound break
asl nt (j roonsboro and dinner at Sanford.
Factory ifranch.-Freight <fc Passenger.
THAIN SKI Vim; NOIUU.
liWvQ Millboro
Arrivo (I reen ?boro
Lava (?reonsboro
Arrivo Madison
7.25 a lu
(1.0(1 a m
1?. I (I a III
12.35 p in
THAIN MOVINQ SOUTH.
Loavo Madison . at 1.411 p iii
Arrivo Greensboro 4 00 p in
Loavo Greensboro 4.40 p ni
Arrivo Mililitro (1.65 p tn
Passenger and Mail Train runs dally except
Su inlays.
Freight and Accommodation Train runs
from liennettsvillc to Fayetteville Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays; IVoiu Fayetteville lo
lien nett s vi Ho on Mondays, Wednesdays and
FrlduyB; from Fayetteville to Orconsboro on
Mondays, Wednesdays amt Fridays; from
(. rccio'lioro to Fayetteville on Tuesdays, Thurs
days and .Saturdays; from Orconsboro lo
Mt. Airy on Mondays, Wednesdays nm!
Frida\ s.
Trains on Factory and Madison Uranohos
run daily oxcepl Sunday.
W. Fi KY LIC,
(len. Pass Agent.
J. AV. FRY,,
Oonoral Suiiorhilondont.
Atlantic Coast Une.
North Eastern E. R. of S. 0,
CONDENSED SCHEDULE.
'flt A INS UOINO BOUT1I.
Dated Jan. 13th, 1S90.
Lo Florence
" Kingstrco
Ar. Lilacs
Lo. Lanes
Ar Charleslon
No-15
A. M.
?7.47
8.5 tl
9.15
9.161
11.08
A. M.
No.lillNo.27
A. M.
jit.no
10.10
10.37
10.37
12 801
A. M.
? 1.36
2 2?
2.50
2.611
6.(10
P. M.lA. At
No.23
1\ M.
*io;)5
11.49
12.12
12 12
2.11
A. M.
No.53
P. M.
*7.60
9.30
P. Al.
Train on ?. .t 1). ItruVooiiriocts at i'loronoo
with No. 23 Train.
TItAINH ?OIN? NOltTH.
Lo Charleston
Ar. Jimios
Le Lanes
Lo Kings""00
Ar Flaneo
* Dnily. "I" Daily except Sunday.
'fruin No. 60 connects nt Floronco with
train on C. & D. lt lt. for Choraw, S. C.
timi Wadesboro N. C.
No. 52 run through to Columbia via
Ceutnd lt. It. of S. C.
NOH. 78, 66 and 14 run solid to Wil
mington, N. C., making close connection
with W. & W. lt. It. for all points north.
Pigida Special Vestibule Train No. 501
leaven Wilmington 2,10 a. m., Tuesdays,
Thursdays und Suluradnys, arriving at
Ashley Junction 9.05 a. in.
Monday?, Wednesdays n n d Fridays
Florida Special Vestibule Train No. 500
leaves Charleston north bound ?.44 p. m.,
arrives nt Wilmington 12 50, midnight,
J. It. KENfiY. JNO. V. DIVINE,
Aflfc'fc (ion'l Mannger, Oou'l Supt.
T M. EMEItSON, Oou'l Pass. Agt.
WADKSBORO', N. C., SPECIAL.
DAILY KXCKPT SUNDAY.
North hound.
Leave -
Charleston 4 0(1 p. m.
Lane's ti.) I p, 111.
Floronco 8.10 p. in.
Oin raw 9.14 p, III.
Arrivo
Wadesboro' 11.00 p. 111.
South hound.
Leave
Wadesburo' tl.00 a. m.
Choraw 7,30 a. in.
Florence li.00 a. m.
Lane's 10.37 u m.
Arrive
Charleston 12.30 p.m
Curs run through bolwoon Charleston .and
Wadesboro'. These trains make oloso connec
tion al Wadesboro' with Mast and West bound
Pu?sougor trains over tho Carolina Central
Ita ilroud.
T. M. EM URSON, Gen. Pass. Agt.
JOHN F. DIV INK, (lon. Supt
.-,
W. J. STEWART,
Hennottsvl 1 lo Umber,
When you wish an easy shnvo,
As good as barber over gave,
Just call on mo at my saloon, ,
At morning, eve or noon;
I cut and dress tho hair willi graco,
To suit tho contour of tho face.
My room is neat and towels clean,
Scissors sharp and razors keon.
And everything I think you'll find
To suit tho face and please tho mind
And all my art and skill eau do
If you just call, I'll do for you,
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
N0R1H MARLBORO CIRCUIT APPOINTMENTS FOR 1890.
Hov. J. li. Hay, P. 0.
First Sunday.
Kbouczor ll n. tu. Shilo 3.30 p. m.
Second Sunday.
Oak O rovo ll a. IU. Now Hopo 3.30 p. m.
Third Sunday
Shilo lia. in. ISbonozor 3.30 p. io.
Fourth Sunday.
Now IIopo 11 o. m.Oak Grove 3.30 p. m.
Pleasant Hill 11 a. m., on Saturday Do
lore the fioooud Suuday and ll a. m., ou
5th Suuday.
BRIGHISVILLE CIRCUIT APP0IK1MEHTS ?0R 1890.
KEV. tt. M. IIOYD, P. 0.
Boiboi Isl and 3d Suuday ll a. ui.
Antioch 1st aud 3rd Sunday 3 p. in.
Boykin '2nd and 4tli Sunday Hu.m.
Breeden's Chapel 2d ?nd 'lib 3 p. m.
APPOINTMIHTS FOR BENNETTSYILLE CIRCUIT.
Beauty Spot. 2nd and 4th Sunday 11 a. m.
Suiyrnu, 2nd and dib Sunday 3 p. m.
Pinn Grove, 3rd and 1st Sunday 11 u, m.
McOoll, 3rd aud 1st Suuday 3 p. in.
APPOINTMENTS FOR BLENHEIM CIRCUIT.
KEV. J. A. POUT?K 1?. 0.
Hebron 1f t and 3rd Sunday at 11 a m.
Ebenezer hst and 3rd Sunday ut 3 p. m.
Parnassus 2nd and 4th Sunday ut 11 a. iu.
YAou 2ud uud 4th Sunday at 3 p. m.
TOWN CHURCHES.
MiiTiiODisr-Hov. J. W.Danlo),Pastor
Sunday Schon) 4.00 n. m, I'ro?uddw/ nt
11.00 a", m., ami 7.;io'p. m. Piuyor-inoot
ng AVednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Supt. S. S., E. S. Carlisle.
BAPTIST-Kev. It. N. Pratt Pastor
'reaching 11.00 a. m., 7.30 p. m. Sunday
school every Sunday morning nt 0.80
'layer meeting Thursday evening, at4.00
('clock. Supt. S. S., C. 1). Jordan.
PilKSltYTKMAN-rltev. W. B. Corbett
tastor. Prcuehiug at 10:30 a. in. and 3.30
). nt. Sunday School at 0.30 A. M. Pray
er-meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 4.00
/clock. Supt. S. S., T. E. Dudley.
MASONIC DIRECTORY.
MAIlIiUORO OIIAi'TEIt No. 30, lt. A. M.
Meets at Clio on Friday, on or after
bach full moon, at 3 o'clock in the alter
noon. J. C. DUNBAR,
M. E. II. P.
J. E. MCLKOU, Secretary.
EUiiEKA LODGE, NO. 43, A. F. M., ADAMSVIUE,
Convenes cnoh Saturday aftcniuon ?ioforo
tb?: lull moon, at 4 o'olock.
h. lt. KA.II KUI,mo, W. M.
AV. J. Adam?, Secretary.
AURORA LOOCE, NO. 33, A. F. M. CLIO,
Mccte Saturday on or ?ftor oaob full moon
it 3 o'olook, \i tn.
JOII.N MAN.NI.NO, AV. M.
K. T, COVINGTON, Secretary.
MARLBORO LODGE KO. 88, BEHNET?SVIUE,
Convenes oaob Friday evening on or lioforc
:bo full moon at 8 o'clock.
C. 6. MCCALL, AV. M.
T. I. Hoger?, Soorotary.
BRUNS LODOE, NO. 18, A. F> M. PARNASSUS,
Moots Satin day on or beforo ouob full moon
it :< o'clock, p. m.
AV. 15. Ai,iom>, AV. M.
C. B. ltogors, Soorotary.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS
'HOS. K. DUDLEY, HOPE If. NEAVTON.
KfcUDLKY & NEWTON,
?LU Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
B K N N E?T8 A' I LEE, S. C.
Will praetice in tho Courts of thc
''mirth Circuit und in the United States
Joi?ts. I Pcb. 14, '86
TOWNSEND & MCLAURIN,
?, Attoruoys at Law,
BKNNETf8VII.EE, S. C.
Office over J. F. Kvoictt's Store.
'OWNS EN U & MoL.YUlUN ct POLLOCK.
Attorneys at Law,
Chora w, S. C.
'YrNOX LIVINGSTON,
AX, AiuoitNEv AT LAW,
Benncttsvillc, S. C.
CNOX UVINUSTON. EDWARD M'IVBR
Id VINGSTON & Mel VER,
Attorneys at Law,
Chcrav, - - So. Ca.
!Jff W. BOUCH1EK,
X # Attorney at Law,
B c 11 n 0 11 s v i 1 1 o , S. Cl
??y-Oflico on Darlington St., west of
he Court House.
W I. ROGERS,
X 9 Attorney at Law,
li io n n o U s v i 11 e, S . C .
?w??uOflico in tho Court llouso-front
oom on tho right,
?5 G. W. S HIPP,
KP* Altortioy ut Law,
Choraw, S. C.
Will practice in the Courts of Ches
crlicld and Marlboro Counties,
iLTOiN MCLAURIN.
Attorney.;.! Law aud Trial Justice,
Bonnettsvillo, S. C.
Prompt attention given to tho collec
tion nf elatina. Agricultural Liens foro
?loscd.
Kp E. DUDLEY,
X 0 CoMMiHsiQN*a m Mwwn
For tho Stato of North Carolina.
IGTCall on him tit Bcnnottsvillo, S. C
?????TT.
A PHAYlfJR.
1JY J. R. ORTON.
God of thc mountain, God of thc storm,
God ot the iiower. God of thc worm !
Hear us and bless us,
Forgive us, redress us !
Breathe on our spirits Thy love and Thy
healing, .
Teach us content with Thy tathcrly
dealing,
Teach us lo love Thee,
To love one another, brother his brother,
And make us all free
Free Irom the shackles of ancient tradi
tion,
Free Irom thc censure ol man for his
neighbor,
Help us each one to fulfil hi.; true mis- i
sion,
And show us 'tis manly, 'tis god
like, to labor !
(ind pi tho darkness, nod nf ?bo sun.
God of the beautiful, God of each one!
Clothe tis and feed us,
.Illume us and lead us !
.Show us that avarice holds us in thrall,
That tne land is all Thine, and Thoj ?
givest to all.
Scatter our blindness,
Help ns do right, all the day and the
night,
To love mercy and kindness, ;
Aid us to conquer mistakes ol the past. ,
Show us our future to cheer us and
arin us,
The upper, thc better, the mansions j
Thou hast,
And, God ol the graye, that the grave j
cannot harm us.
Reform Needed. |
Mu. Kimon :-Will you please j
publish tho following clipping for thc
henufit of the community around and (
all whom it may concern. We believe 1
it to be a gross insult offered to Al- (
mighty God to stand around the *
churches that are or ought to bo en.? <
ti roly consecrated to His service alone, |
to KOO and bear men and boys, and, !
shanie tu say, .sometimes women, too. <
acting as if it were not. the chinch at
all, but a placo to discuss tho news in
general. O that God may enlighten '
ibo minds of the people on this till-i tilo
pori nut subject. It is very painful in
deed to those who aro earnestly work- .
ing for the upbuilding of tho blessed 1
Redeemers/s kingdom here on earth. ?
i.KT rr nu HTOITBD AT ONCK.
"Ono very bad Imbil our popple
h ti Vd is to nssumbl'i lu from of thc
houses of worship, on Sunday morn- J
ing, and talk till the hour of preach- !
ing. A loud haw haw laugh in a t
church yard, is a simple outrage on \
decency, and it is a sin for our people j
to meet on Sunday and talk of the
world and polities. Better be in the
house singing. Another bud habit is
tilling up the aisles aftor service and ?
talk and laugh till tho pery ?oe is lost. ?
A few words of greeting aro in order,
a relil good hearty religious salutation,
but all levity is out of place in tho J
house of God, and it is out of placo to j
block all thc ??isles and prevent peo- 1
plo from retiring."-Ark. Messenger. c
The above U very applicable to the I
congregations of tho churches of the t
towna ami county. People seem to \
think that tho grounds around our H
church doors aro debating places j
where all manner of subjects are dis- ?.
3?89C?, tho laughter originating from j
which approaches often thins upon the
boisterous, lt not unfrequently hap 1
pens that an oath esc*pcs the lips of n
?orne, and sometimos (wo aro ashamed I
Lo confess) fall upon thc ears of our c
lady worshippers, Our people ought a
Lo know better ?nd aol hotter. They \
aught to think that our churches are i
-sacred institutions and not public \
places for political and other gossip. ,
Wo sincerely hopo thny will lot this ^
liint suflico, an 1 that our church
:loors will no longer bo desecrated by
useless discussions, immoral jokes and !
boisterous laughter. Y. S. C. 1
Red Hill, March lo, l?90. (
The .Honey Power.
,__ i
Harper's Weekly says: The Sen i 1
?to of the United Slates is in great i
:langer of losing public respect because I
i)f its evidont tendency to become a (
club of rich mon, and because of such ,
singular ignoranco on the part of soino ?
nf its members. {
Tho New York World, mid or the
title, "Tho money power has invaded
tho .Sonnie," says : "Formerly, and
not long ago, pre-eminent talent for
tho public service, the highest charae
ttr for honor, a wide knowledge bf the
history and scie nco of govern mont, or
great debating amt oratorio*1 powor,
was neoetsary to secure an election in
the United Slates Scnato. For seventy
years the roll of the Scnato was a roil
of linne. To-day a considerable por
tion of ifs members owo their chief
distinction to their wealth.
- ? ?? ? -~
Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
Tho bent Salvo in tho world for cuta,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt, rhonm, fovor
Soros, totter, chapped hands, chilblains and
cornu auk all skin oruptions, and positively
oureu piloa, or no pay required. It ia guar
anteed to give perfect aatlafaction, or mon
ey refunded. Prioo 25 oouta por box, For
Bale at Jennings' Pharmaoy.
ti m* Vat CH ILLS" AND KKVfiR u.?o
Lippniiin's Pyrufiigo. It is n good tonio
and a sure euro.
THE GRAND PRIZE CROP
HOW 253 BUSHELS OF SHELLED COHN
WERK OROWN ON UN JO EXACT ACRK
-TUB B10QE3T CROP EYER KNOWN.
THE LAND OF STARVATION'S EMPIRE.
Tho aero entered by 55, J. Drake
waa a sandy soil in Marlboro coun
ty, South Carolina. The original
growth was oak, hickory and long
loaf pirie. Three yours ago, boforo
tho land was improved, eight dol
lars per aero waa a fair valuation,
while thirty years ago, the planta
tion of which this acre is un aver-*
ugo specimen, was culled by its
owner "Starvation's Empire." Il
had a gentle slope, with northern
exposure, and was naturally well
drained The nero was a lair
specimen of much oj tho poor land
in the South, and its improvement
and productiveness affords an in
structive lesson. As lato as 1885,
when it was in corn, it made a
poor crop-practically nothing,
lu 188G, the aero yiolded about
300 pounds of seed cotton, two
lol lars worth of amnion ru tod fer
tilize" being used in the way com
mon to ordinary cotton culture.
The fertility was so reduced that,
iu 1887, thu yield of corn was not
iVOr live bushels per acre. But
now Mri Drake binder took to im
prove it. To provide the vegetable
matter or humus-so much needed,
tho land was liberally covered with
rakings of loaves, straw, etc., from
tho neighboring woods. On top
)f this, 25 horse-loads of stable
manure were evenly spread broad
cast; also, 75 bushels of cotton
?ecd,50Q pounds of Wilcox, Gibbes
fc Co's manipulated guano, 250
imunds of cotton seed meal and
250 pounds of kaiuit. This heavy
I reusing was all plowed under
with Sta rico's Dixie turning plow.
lt was laid off iii rows with the
jamo plow, two furrows to tho
row, four feet apart; 100 pounds
)f the guano were applied in the
urrows, and then each pair of
urro\V8 were thrown into a ridge
with tho same plow. The Poter
in cotton was planted with a
key t ch cotton planter, aH?'i made
,ho great crop of 017 pounds of
int cotton on thc acre, showing
?onelusively tho result of the hu
iro vern eut.
?REPAUIN? FOR THU BEQUEST CROP ON
RECORD.
Mr. Drake decided that this
icrc was the one for him to enter
n the corn contest, and he deter
mined to make tho biggest crop
m record, season permitting. The
ast of February, therefore, he
muled upon the contest acre 50
ine-horse wagon-loads of stable
nanine, averaging 20 bushols to
he load, or 1,000 bushels of man
ire in nil, worth $50, to which
hould bo added four dollars for
lauling and spreading. This was
he droppings of horses and mules,
ed on corn and fodder, and was
lot moved until hauled to the
,cre. At the same time, 500
munda each of manipulated guano,
lotton seed meal and kain it were
tlso broad-casted, and the whole
vas then plowed under. Follow
ing tho plow, whole cotton seed
vas liberally strewn in each fur
ow, 000 bushels being applied to
he acre. A subsoil plow came
liter, breaking tho soil to a total
lepth of 12 inches, and also bury
ng the whole cotton seed dooper
han the other manure. Thus, tho
le cay iii g seed should back up tho
irop later in thc season, when its
.cots had penetrated below tho
list layer of manure. One horse
ind a man did thc plowing, also
he subsoiling; bath jobs being
ioinpiet?d in one day (March 1) at
i total expense of two dollars.
L\hd acre was harrowed on thu
Mime day with a Thomas smooth
tig harrow, one man and two
loiHOs doing thc work in about
nie hour. Tho next day, March
I, tho acre was 1 ii i cl oil', with thc
Starke plow, itt each row. Thc
rows were alternately three and
nx feet apart- that is, lhere wore
nx feet between two rows, then
tlireo feet, then six feet, and so on.
THU VARI BTV AND CULTURE.
The seed planted was one bushel
if tho common (lourd Variety of
the Southern white dent corn, but
it waa a strain that had boon im
proved by twenty years of careful
selection from the best of tho corn
grown on this plantation. Tho
planting was done by four hands
fri half a day, on March 2, tho
weather being warm and the land
moist. Fivo or six kernels were
dropped to each foot of tho row.
Thc latter wore five inches deep,
but tho seed was only covered
lightly an inch deep, by raking in
tho ?ules of thc furrow. Kail), tho
next day, washed in more soil, and
covered tho seed rather deeply.
There were good rains Mareil 10
and 15, tho plants began to show
on tho 16th, and, by tho 25tli, there
wan a tolerably good stand. On
April 8 tho crop was hoed for the
first time, thinned to one stalk
overy five or six inches, and tho
few missing places replanted. On
tho 20th, the wide spaces (six feet)
between tho alternate rows were
plowed out with tho subsoil plow.
Thou a mixturo, composed of 200
pounds each of Wilcox, Gibbes &
Co's manipulated guano, kai nit,
cotton seed meal, acid phosphate
and animal bono, iVas evenly ap
plied by sowing in each furrow
(thifs confining this application of
plant-food to tho wido spacea.)
after which the whole acre was
erone over with a Thomas harrow.
Thoro was rain on tho 24th, and
two days later tho crop was again
harrowed with tho Thomas har
row. Now, on May 15, tho nar
row or three-foot rows were plow
od out with the subsoiler, and 300
pounds of nitrate of soda was
sowed in those rows, and worked
with a hand-harrow or cultivator.
On the 25th, the Thomas harrow
was ron through the wide rows, to
break the crust. It will be seen
that by this time tho soil was not
only well filled with plant food,
but hud been thoroughly cultivat
ed on the surface, and also well
worked underneath by the subsoil
plow, so that the whole soil was
not only full of fertility, but was
in that light and open condition
that best facilitates root growth.
TO STIMULATE A STILL FURTHER HOOT
llEVELOlWENT.
Especially in tho wide tpacos be
tween tho alternate rows, where
there was moro room for this pur
pose, three furrows were run, 6ido
by side, in the middle of the wide
rowe, with tho subt-oil plow, and
200 pounds of manipulated guano
was applied in the furrows, tho
rows being then workod hy a
Thomas harrow. Tho next di\y
there was about nu inch of rain,
about six i rt eh 08 of rain fell foin
days later, and, on Juno 2, thc
land was lightly stirred with n boo
A little earth was hood into tilt
corn, making tho land about level
There was more rain Juno 4 tine
5, and, on tho 8th, th roo turro wi
wore again turned in the midd lo o
tho wide rows, this time with i
20 inch Campbell sweep. Now
500 pounds of a mixture compos?e
of equal parts of manipulate*:
guano, cotton eoed meal and kai ni
was strewn ?T? the wido spaces, am
the corn on tho en tiro field wa
hoed. Ruin came tho next day
but, on Jun? i Ith, 100 pounds o
nitrate of soda was towed in th
narrow row? und hoed in.
THE WONDERS Ol? THE CHOP.
Thc crop was now n wondcrfu
sight. It soon bocamo necessary t
put up posts and nail slats to thou
on both sides of oach row, to prc
vent the corn falling. No billin
was dono, but the whole acre wi
k(;pt perfectly level. Arrangement
for irrigating had been mado, bi
the season was early and wet, i
compared with other years ; rait
followed frequently, and no irrig
lion was necessary. In fact, na M
Drake says, "the soason was tl
most favorablo for corn I oversaw
The fame of che contest aero sprei
far und wide, and farmers ai
pl an tors came from all parts
Marlboro und adjoining counti
to bohold it.
T11 IC HA UV EST AND ITS C0KKE0TN Ni
Tho acre was survoyed June S
by William li. Alford, u legal si
veyor, and also a Trial instil
who takes oath that tho plot w
measured by an accurate Guntc
chain, and was 290 -18-147 foot lo
and 147 foot wide, containing 4
5(it) pquaro feet, or precisely o
acre*. Thc boundaries woro mark
by stakes firmly driven in t
ground, but this precaution y
hardly necessary, as no other co
was grown in the vicinity, tho ty
standing alone by itself. Tho h
vesting was done in the presence
a large number of gentlemen-r<
resentativc farmors-including
C. Campbell, as tho official rep
sentativo of tho Amorican Agrie
t?rist, and G. B. W. Dunn, J.
Koynolds and John J. Tart, as ?
1)niko's threo witnesses. Tho a
was tirat romoasnred, and found
be of tho dimonsions just noted,
order that the harvest might
completed in tho presence of
witnessoB in ono day, about th i
hands were employod to pluck i
shuck tho ears and weigh Un
Mr. <Diinn personally attended
tho gathering, tho weighing 1
done by JVJr. Koynolds on F
banks' tested scnleB, and tho ti
was kept by Mr. Tart. Mr. Rey
nolds also kept a tally, whioh cor
responded with Mr. Tart's record.
Mr. Campbell BiiporviBod tho whole
adair. In addition to all these pre
caution^ tho nunibor and character
ol tho spectators uiado any eboat
ing itnpo88?blo, had it been thought
ot, and tho fact that no othor corn
grow in tho neighborhood rendered
imposeiblo tho addition of . any
grown outside tho epnteet aero.
Mr. Drako and his witnesses certi
fied, botbro Justice Alford, that the
crop, as harvested November 25,
was 17,407 pounds in tho ear, of
which 140 pounds was soft or poor
corn. Each witness selected, from
diflbront parta of tho field, an aver
age, lot of ears, and from 100
pounds of ears so gathered Mr.
Tart obtained 10} pounds of ker
nols and 19? pound? of cobs; Mr.
Reynolds obtained 82 pounds of
kornels aud 18 pounds of cobp, and
Mr. Dunn got 83J poundB of ker
nole and 16 j pounds of cobs. Aver
aging tbeso toats shows that 82 por
cent, of tho total crop was kcrnole
or 14,273 pounds of sholled corn,
equal to 254 bushels 49 pounds of
shelled corn at 56 pounds to tho
bushel. This, if kiln-dried until it
oontainod only 10 #por cent, ol
water, would shrink to 239 bushels,
and, if tho water is allowed for, the
crop would bc 217 bushels of actual
dry matter in the abel.od corn
grown on ono acre.-American
Agriculturist.
Marlboro Ililli School.
TATUM STATION.
Deportment of pupils lor month
beginning February 10 and ending
November 7, 1890, for tho time above
mentioned, with demerits each re
ceived. Report of grades in studies
will appear later :
Maggie Een ie 6, Charles Bolton 2,
Bolah Carlislo 1, ITeniiottn David 4,
Lula David 2, Andrew Easterling 5,
Arthur Ensterling 3, Blanche Easter
ling (5, Elbert Easterling 8, Clarence
Easterling 2, Eddie Ensterling 7,
Eugene Easterling 32, Ella McDaniel
10/Willie McDaniel, 14, Dannie Mc
Laurin 3, Mattie Miller 4, Michael
Parham 10, Ida Easterling 2, ?Samuel
Easterling 20, Ann io May Fletcher
10, Chester Hamer, 9. Lucy Hamer
5, Robert Hamel' 8, Genivo Hinton
3, Julien Mnnship 2, Nelia Mnnship
4, Claude .McAlistcr 2, Sallie Mc
Alister 2, Birtie McDaniel 3, Agnes
Price 4, Eulah Roper 4, Braxton
Stanton 2, Daisy Watson 9, Auna
Willis 2.
HONOR ROU..
Kittie Barrington, Daisy Carlisle,
Emma Easterling, Lizzie Ensterling,
Leroy Easterling, Martha Hamer.
Maud Hinsou, Luther Ivey, Hugh
McCall, Junie McDaniel (1,) Janie
McDaniol (2,) Launie McIntyre,
Mattie McIntyre, Ada MoLati'in,
James Mumford. Della Roper, Ella
McQuRge.
D. C. ROPER, Principal.
The 1*I'OH peri Hg South.
Never in tho history of the South
ha? her future looked BO bright as
at present, and novor has there
been a year more generally pros
perous than tho ono just closed.
The colton crop for last year is, in
round numbers, about ?oven mil
lion threo hundred thousand halos,
of which tho larger part is in the
hands of tho planter. Cotton has
advanced within the paot two
weeks, and is strong, with upward
tendency. This ad vaneo represents
Romothing liko twenty million dol
lars to tho South. Coarse cotton
fabrica, so largely manufactured in
tho South, are advancing in price.
Pig iron is in activo demand, and
Southern furnaces aro all in opera
tion. Tho price of pig iron has
lately advanced S 1.25 per ton.
Mineral and timber lands havo
greatly advanced in valuo, and
Bales aro m ad o almost daily. Yel
low pino lumber ia being moro ox
ton si vely usod evory y uar, and
prices aro improving. Many of tho
mills havo advanced prices from
one to two dollars per
thousand feet for dimension stuff.
The demand for ali the Southern
hard woods aro brisk and prices
arc, generally spooking, higher.
Tho farmers aro almost ontiroly
out of debt, prosperous and happy.
Thorp are lbw mortgagos on South
ern farms. Tho Southorn towns
aro developing at a marvelous rato
-faster, porhaps, than evor known
in any portion of this country.
Small manufacturing establish
ments aro springing up all over tho
South, and in most casos aro ex
ceedingly prosperous. In short,
, tlioro is an increased activity in all
! branches of industry, and tho next
I ton yoars will oifor tho greatest op
portunities cvor known for making
money in tho South.-Southern
J/umbcrman.
Fay up your subscription.
[rou TUE DEMOCRAT.]
Ch lpn irons Hebron.
To night 1 will venture more lines.for
lite press.
tn the outset, though, I will hnve to.
confess,
That after plowing all day in a rough
ne\V ground,
My lines will he short to you Mr. Brown.
Some arc planting corn as fast as they
can,
And sonic arc just now preparing their .
land,
I think some who have planted have
made a mistake
By not buying their seed from my friend
Mr. Drake,
Who can tarnish corn that will grow in
all kinds of weather,
And yield more to thc acre ' than one
man can gather.
I won't plant any corn bclorc a week in
my field,
Then I will drop the grains down with
cotton seed meal,
And when tho ?lays arc longer, and I
wish lor a shade,
I will drive my corn laster with Gibbes'
high grade,
That was purchased last fall with all de
fiance,
From Roper & Welch for thc Hebron
Alliance.
I promised in thc outset that my lines
would be few,
So, Mr. Editor, I will have to bid you
adieu.
While preparing to retire, or as I say go
to bed,
I am wondering il my friend Frank
Riley is dead,
Who wrote for the press, with tears in
his eyes,
Bc-Ciiusc he bad failed in his efforts to
capture tt e. prize,
That be had sought lor earnestly since
he was a boy,
And thought she would be to him much
. joy.
It is now time for a plow boy to bi tak
ing repose,
Wi di these few remarks I cert y will
close. FARMER BOY.
March 15. 1890.
[COMMUNICATION,]
l*Qt Us Itonaon it II/ittlc
Mn EDITOR :- Tho political kottlo
is beginning to hubble, especially tho
Shell side, and tho people aro begin
ning to calculate the results, tho pro
babilities and possibilities Some jubi
lant, some mum, and some a littlo
rashi
Would it not bc well for every
patriotic citizen to well consider thc
situation-to give wisdom, prudence,
prominence and forbearance a place?
Is it not mnuifost that dangers may
arise and our achieved Democracy bo
troubled somewhat on tho sly ? Far
mers arc the hone and sinew of the
nation, heneo they should speak, and
their utterances should bo heard with
no uncertain sound, and their bur
den-bearing should have the sympathy
of the whole country. Rut other peo
ple, not farmers, arc equally as good
citizens, and as much a necessity in
tho make-up of the country and of
good government. They too^mtild
come to tho rescue, speaking ftojfqsof
wisdom for tho good of all. Let tho
swindler, the extortioner and tho
monopolist receive the proper denun
ciations in ?lue time, and tho golden
rule bo observed always, and good
will resid?;. Does not the situation
demand such consideration ? li scorns
so to WATCHMAN.
Rheumatism and Catarrh.
RhcunnihMu nnd catarrh aro both
blood disensos. In many severo ca.-os
they have yielded to treatment with B.
B 0. (Botanic Blood Balm), mndo hy
Blood Balm Co., Atlanta. Un. Write
for book of convincing proofs. Sent free.
R. P. Rudgo, Atlanta, Ga., says:
"My wife hud catarrh and nothing did
her any good. Her eonstitution finally
failed and poison got into her blood, I
placed her on a uso of B. R. B., nnd to
my surpriso her recovery was rapid and
completo."
W. P. .McDaniel, Albinia, Ga., write?:
"'I was much otnaoiatcd and had rheu
matism so bad 1 could not get nlong
j without crutches. I also hud neuralgia
lin tho hen] Firht-olass phyMOians did
mc no good. Then 1 tried B. B. B,
abd Us effects wci'? magical. I cheerful
ly recommend it ns a good tonio and
quick euro."
Mrs Matilda Nichols, Knoxville Tenn,,
Willes : Iliad catarrh six yours anda
most distressing cough, and my evos woro
much swollen. Fivo bottles of R. R. R.,
thunk God I cured mo."
John .M. Davis Tyler,/Texas, writes:
"I was subject a mun t?o.' of y*ars to
spells of itillaunnatory rheumatism which
six bottles of B. B. B., thank I oavon,
has ont holy oared. I have r oil tho
slightest pain since."
-.- --
Niigiu* from Cotton ?ced.
Tho Manu facturo ra' Record re
ports: Tho latest reported discov
ery in connection with tho cotton
seed comes from Germany, whore,
it is said, a process has boen dis
covered for extracting sugar from
cotton seed moa!. Tho sugar is of
a vory suporior grade, but cannot
bo sold in competition with tho or
dinary article, lt is said to bo in
clined to forment or sour, anti
boneo hotter for uso in prosorving
fruits. H is said to bo fifteen timoa
swootor than cano sugar, and
twenty timos moro so than sugar
made from bnots.
-??*??
. . At tho Clio Drug Stove you will And
all kinds ot Drugs and Mcdlobics either
on hand or coining to hand, or will bo
Iordered on command nt Dr. limner old
?tatid, kept by h. Wood,

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