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LOOKING INTO GRAIN
SITUATION IN STATE
AGENTS SEEKING DATA
AS TO ACREAGE, ETC.
ONE WAS HERE
Tells of Things Necessary If
Grain Crop is to Be Successful
It. Maynarcl I'cterson, of the of flee
of markets. United States Department |
of Agriculture, who with eleven others J
of (he Hame office is engaged in mak
ing an exhaustive investigation an to
the grain acreugn in South Carolina
this your, spent yesterduy in Andor
Hon for the purpose of gathe'ring datu
along this line with reference to An
dorsou county. From here Mr. Peter
non goes to Spartanburg. where he will
make similar investigations.
Those agents of the department of
agriculture are making this investi
gation with the view of determining
the present acreage of grain in South
Carolina, the present prospects for tho
yield per ucre. the handling und the
marketing of the same.
Kefore he hecamo affiliated with,tho]
government work, Mr.- Peterson wasi
an extensive grain planter of Minne?
nota, und knows the grain business
thoroughly. He expressed himself sur.
prised at the large amount of grain
Mown in South Carolina, and stated
that if three things ore adhered to
there should be no trouble in market
ing the grain at present prices. These!
things, which he admits In the outset |
win bo hard to bring about, ore, first:
get tho farmer to properly cut, Back, j
sweut and dry out his grain and put
it in marketable condition; second:
the securing of grain elevators fori
terminal and local purposes in cities
located in competitive railroad terri-1
tory In regions Wherj the acreage Is j
large or exceeds 40,000. acres, and in
securing other terminal competitive
plants where the acreage Ib not large
enough to warrant tho establishment
of grnln warehouses with grain mar
keting attachment?; third: securing |
of grain rates on the railroads.
The result of the investigations be
ing made by these agents will be re
ported to Charles .J. Brand, chief ofj
the bureau of markets.
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COLUMBIA, Jan. 11?.?Since tho hol
idays the various departments of the
University of South Carolina have
been busily engaged rounding out the
first term which ends *his month; the
mld-sesBlon examinations to be held
tho first week In February.
LuBt Saturday night the Euphradiun
Literary Society elected Howard E.
banner president for the third term.
At tho same timo the Euphradlan and
ClnrioBophlc societies, In joint ? as
sembly, elected E. S. Uambrcll of
?eiton cdltor-ln-chlef of Th? Caro
linian and Eugeno deer, also from
Belton. cdltor-ln-chlef of The Game
The January number of the Tho
Carolinian was given to tho publtsh
ara this week and will be issued with
in the next fortnight <
Founders' Day, the largest annual
celebration held at the university, oc- j
curs this year on tho 28th lnat., at
which tlmo Dr. William Spenser Cur- j
roll, the university's now president,
will be Inaugurated. The inauguration
will bo the occasion tor nu exception
ally elaborate obs?rvgri?e. and Apre
parutions arc being made for one of !
the most' pretentious celebrations1
ever held. It is known that a-large
number-or alumni from all over this-j
section'Of tho nation will attend the
exercises of the day, while, somo of t he
country's most prominent educators
and distinguished;men will bo pres
ent, many of them-having parts In the
In the morning there will be a
mooting in LoConte college of the Ocn
crat - Alumni Association. In 'the af
ternoon thnro will bo an academic
procession .from tho library to the
historic, old chapel in Rut lea ge Col
lego, at which time literary exercises,!
presided over by. Lieutenant Governor
Andrew J. Bethea. will be hold. The i
speakers are: Haddon Johnson,, for!
/. student .body; ' President J. Henry
g? Harms, Xewherry College; Professor I
W. LoConte Stcvents. Washington and I
Lee University; Chancellor James R.
Kirkland. Vand?rbllt University; Dr.!
S. P. Capers. United States Bureau of
Education: Col. Asbury Coward.
From .5 to 6 .o'clock of the afternoon.;
there will be a reception.by tho pres
g ident. ?L
Governor Richard I. Manning will
,'i . presldo over the exercises which, are
to be held In the hall of the house of
representatives, at 8 o'clock on tho
y. evesiss . Founders' Day. At this
V time President Currell Vrill deliver
his inaugural address. This Is to be
followed by a smoker to tho alumni
avid .traitors. Acad?mie costumes will
' V ho worft at all the exercises.
.TW?' rat and talcs exi*minMoria?jSo.
ai^unTckiy t?iiaHt)*>iAiMf niUMiuioilor.
ti -J'Y. vw, -ft, ?. uvuorq V( low I*.
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Andrew J. 11 et lira.
Andrew J. tiethea. who wus yester
day Inaugurated lieutenant governor
of South Carolina, la a native of up
perMarlon, now Dillon County, this
State, lie was born In tho Free stale. I
section of Bethen township, which
borders the Marlboro County Hue, Au
anal 17. 1879.
His father. Dr. Andrew J. Bethea,
a popular physician und planter, who
had served with dlstlnci'on in the
Confederate army, and who -tied when
the present lieutenant governor was
less than two years of age, was the
son of a well known Me'liodltt
preacher. Rev. Samuel J. Heihe-i; his
mother, Mrs. Annie M. llcthca. who
still mir vive?, was the daughter of a
Baptist preacher, the Ilev. Joui I. Al
len, who represented Marlon County
lu Hie l?gislature of 187?. not h grand
parents were useful citizens whose
Influcnru Is still felt In the section
where they lived.
Andrew J. Bethea grew up on the
farm and learned to work, but, eager
for an education, attended the best
schools available at that tlm<v At
17 ho entoreil Wnkc Forest College,
from which he wus graduated with
highest honors In 1902,, taking the de
gree of B.'-A., and later in 1901 (he de
gree of M. A. .^Subsequently Iio at
tended the University of Tennessee
and also the University of South Car
olina, from which latter institution ho
was graduated with honors and re
ceived his.Master's degree. In 1910
be passed the state- bar examination
and was licensed to practice law In ail
the courts of South Carolina.
During the first year following his
collego course, and at intervals, he
taught school at Beech Island, in
Alken County, at Comden. Kershaw
County, and at Hopkins, in RIcliland
County, having been principal of each
of these schools.
In 1905 Mr. Bethea became the edi
tor and publisher of the -Darlington
Press, a weekly newspapor at j Dar
lington. He continued In the news
paper business until January, 1907,
when he assumed his duties as pri
vate secretary to Governor Ansel,
having received lits s appointment
from Governor Ansel November 2G,
1906. He served as secretary dur
ing the entire administration of Gov
ernor Ansel, going out of office with
the governor In 1911.
In 1911 Mr. Bethea was elected code
commissioner of South Carolina by
the general assembly, which position
he beld until he took the oath of office
of lieutenant governor. He also
served two terms some years ago as
chief clerk of the engrossing depart
ment, and was a member of the State
Democratic convention last summer
and worked and voted for the adop
tion of tho rules for. primary election
"The now lieutenant governor Ib in
tensely interested in all present day
movements for social and moral up
lift. He Ib frequently called on to
make educational speeches and last
summer addressed tho Southern So
ciological congress at Memphis.
In campaigning tho State for the of
fice he ! 'Ida he took an, outspoken
stand for clean politics and good gov
ernment In South Carolina receiving
the nomination by n large, anil flat
e Since lunving tho governor's ofllce
as private secretary of Governor An
set. Lieutenant Governor - Bethea has
made his homo in Columbia, where he
has for several years been, engaged
in the practice of law with offices at
12111-2 Washington street. He is a
close student of parliamentary prac
tice and will preside over the South
Carolina senate during the next two
Secretary of fitatfr ttcl'own.
R: M. McCown begun his firth term
as secretary of State today. Mr. Mc
Cown 1b a> native of Darlington, now
Floreuce. County and will.ho 50 years
of . age on March 7. The future sec
retary of. State attended the public
schools In tbe cfty of Florence and
about three years at South Carolina
College, now the State University, in
Columbia. ' iiike mahy other young
men. Mr. McCown bad the Idea of
"going WeBtH and did. but two years
cured htm and he returned to South
Carolina*'more ..convinced than ever
that "there Is tto place* like home."
About this time Florence County was
created and In this Mr. McCown took
an active part. He followed the pro
fession of farming.. In 1890 his first
political career begun with bis elec
tion as chairman, of the Florence Dem
ocratic executive committee, which
ho held for three, terms. During the
same time, ho-served, as the member
of the State D?mocratie excutlve com
mittee from Fidrehee county. Part
of that time Mr. Mte?own served as as
sistant clerk of the'' Sta'tb senate,
wbich position he . fllied toi j 14 i years,
resigning In 1902 to take a position In
the oflic> of Secretary of State Josse
T.' Gas. . Mr, McCown was chief
clerk during the administration of
Mr. Gantt and In 1909 entered the race
for secretary or State, winning out on
the first primary over three oppon
ents, having a lead of over; 12,000
votes. .'The popularity of Mr. McCown
has been attested by the fact that he
has been roetecie^^r^^
the people of the State. Mr. McCown
is a modern and retiring public offl-'
dal but the way in -which he has ad
ministered his office la shown bv the
tact that he ban been sustained by
the supreme court In every rulog ho
has made cn incorporation pa\ ors..
poring all the recent 'factional: tin
Mr. McCown. remained . on pleas* at
tMrms with' all factions' ahd~ald>'tV
?4MWwerrt an parties. *." "** r
Mr. McCown was married October
14. 18*1 to Utas Saille J. Galloway of
f Men Wh(
Little flock in .Marion, now Dillon,
County. To them were horn four
children.-three buys and one Klrl. Mr.
McCown mill Uvea in the town of
Florence for he says that it is a ser
ious Ihing (o break up business, so
cial and family ties l'or a temporary
political Job and for thai reason he
lit'S never moved to Columbia, and
he, too, is bounil to Florence by tics
Ills office force is made up of the
W. Hanks Dove, chief clerk, ap
pointed in 1008; G. R. Little, record
ing clerk, appointed In January, 1911;
Miss Gertrude Walker, stenographer,
appointed when Mr. McCown assum
ed the office first in 1907.
.Samuel T> Carter.
Samuel T. carter, state treasurer,
was born at Kdgetlcld court house,
September 'J, 1871. Ilia father was
tho late ('apt. Jonathan II. Carter, an
officer lu the t'nited States npvy1 dur
ing the Mexican war and until the
War of Secession when he joined the
Confederacy. His mother was 'Miss
Henrietta 0. Tompklns of Edgefield. a
Bister of Col. I). H. Tompklns. former
ly secretary of State.
Mr. Carter Was only 12 years of age
at the time of his father's death. He
uL once assumed the responsibilities
of a man. At the opening of Clcmson
College. July 4. 1803, he matriculated
and there took a very high stand.
In December, 1891, he was appoint
ed chief clerk In the office of tho Sec
retary of State, under his uncle. Col.
D. II. Tompklns. Later he w-as as
sistant to State Superintendent of ed
ucation W. D. Mayfield, a position
which he filled for three years with
great credit. In February-. 1898, he
was appointed bookkeeper in the of
fice of Dr. W. H. Tlmmerman. State
treasurer, and this position he held
until 1907 when ho was promoted to
chief clerk by Hon. R. ! H. Jennings,
Mr. Carter was nominated in the
Democratic primary election of 1911!
by. tho largest vote ever received in
this State by a candidate with opposi
tion, and he was rcelected In 1914
On October 23, 180"), he married
Mias Nell Brooks, youngest daughter
of Col. und Mrs. U. R; Hrooks.
General W. W. Moero.
Brigadier General William Wood
bury Moore ,the adjutant general of
South: Carolina, and . subject of this
sketch, was born at Henderson ville,
Colletbn County, South Carolina, De
cember 30, 1868, being the eldest son
of Dr. Henry Woodbury and Martha
E. Moore, (nee Martha E. Rowell).
General Moore received his early
education In the country schools of
his native county, and entered the
Citadel In 1884. After leaving this in
stitution In 188:>. ha filtered the mer
cantile life as clerk and continued in
this work until 1895, when he enter
ed the mercantile business on his
own account, which was conspicuous
ly successful for several years. In
1904 he entered tho race for sheriff
of Barnwcll County, his adopted
County: and was defeated by only 58
votes. In 1910 ho entered the race
for adjutant general and only lacked
2.019 votes of being elected in the
first primary. In the second primary
of that year, with Captain Richardson
as his opponent, he was elected by a
vote of two to one. During the re
cent campaign he made the race for
election to a third term and was elect
ed by the large majority of 30.147
votes, which, under the existing po
litical situation, was unquestionably
a distinct compliment. In this ; race
as'in 1010, General Moore received the
highest number of votes of any .candi
date tor any State office. His interest
in the betterment and improvement of
the Notional Guard has Loen conspic
uous throughout his whole adminis
tration, and with the support ol the
present governor and a majority of
the officers of the National Guard a
marked Improvement In this organi
sation may be ox pect ed.
A. W. Jones.
A. W. Jones wbo began today his
eighth term as comptroller general of
South Carolina Is the - premier In
point of continued service among the
State officials who'wilt help Governor
Richard I. Manning to govern South
Carolina for th? next two years. -Mr.
Jones was born in Abbeville County.
In 1857 and received all the education*
al advantages that the times afforded.
Later he took a training at the best
business 'colleges which the State af
forded, early displaying that Insight
??to business which has been a large,
factor In his successful administra
tion of the business office of the State
S*efbrasht. At the earlyage Of 21
r. Jones-was 'olected oudltor of Ab
beville County which position he fill
ed for" six ' years, advocating -In - that
position tax equalisation as he bad
done in his larger Mold of usefulness
to the people. In 1891 he served as
phosnbatb Inspector and for four
years was auditing1 clerk Under comp
troller General J. P. Derham. In 1902
he was elected comptroller general
which position he has filled continu
ously since, "b?ing reelected in. 1901,
1909, 1908, 1919. 1912 and 1914. What
few times he was opposed for reelec
tion ho won out handsomely for the
the bustnea? office of the State gov
ernment. Just one thing wilt show
how wo1l he baa conducted his office.
He haa uncovered in errors and. bod
bookkeeping, over 1250.000 which has
been saved to the taxpayers of the
State through his checking of the
books of county officiais. Mr. Jones
has a charming wife and an excel'
"Tim foHowIns''coirsvUuta his office
rhiroe: C./wV Sawyer, chief clerk:
John A. HOitheft, bookkeeper; C. F, Kl?
more, auditing clerk; Miss Kalo Ii
Thomas A. Peeples. I
Tliomas II. Peoples, the attorney
general, was born on the 4th of Au
gust, 188:2, at Heaurort. hut moved to
Uarnwell County when quite young
wherc he was reared. Ak a boy he
attended the country school*, then to
the graded school at Hamberg and the
high school at Ulackvllle. Mr. Peo
ples was a member of the law class
of 1908 of the University of South
Carolina, where he took a high stand.
After his admission to the bar Mr.
Peeplee hung out his shingle at
Rlackville. HIb first appearance in
politics was In 1908 when he ran for
'.he legislature In Harnwcll. In 1910
lie was a successful candidate for the
house. In 191" he was elected attor
ney general of the State over three
competitors, his claim of being the
people's man proving a winning ar
gument. He was reelccted In 1914
and begins today on his second term.
Mr. Peeples Is still single, a fact
which makes him an interesting sub
ject among the fair votera of the
Fred. II. Dominick. the assistant
attorney general, Is a native of Lex
ington" County, having beep born on
February, 1877. He was educated, as
a boy. in the publie schools or Colum
bia, where his father lived at the time.
For two years he was a student at
the University of South Carolina, and
upon the death or his rather his
mother moved to Newberry. ?nd there
ho entered Newberry College and
completed the senior class. He stud
led law in Newberry ami at the Uni
versity or Virginia, and' after admis
sion to the bar practiced his profes
sion in Newberrv. Mr. Douilntek la a
man or ability and his friends predict
for him high political honors. Like
his chief he is not married.
Miss Hsllle Armstrong is the ste
nographer in the office or the attorney
general. She is a daughter of the
county treasurer of Barnwell County
and prior to her connection with the
attorney general's bfnc?*"s?rved as
stenographer, In the office of Bates &
Sims at Barnwell.
K. J. Watson.
Ebbic Julian Watson, commissioner
of gttculture, commerce and Indus
tries, bom at ftfd'ge Springs', Edgefield
(uuw Saluda) County, ?.S. C, June 29,
1869; son of' TUman and Helen
O'Neall (Mauldin) WuU?on;. A. B-VUn
tversity of South Carblma, 1889; mir
rled Margaret Smith. MllJer of Beech
Island. S. C. December\f, 1896. t*lty
editor of The Evening Record, Colum
bia. 1889-1891. Columbia State, 1891
1903, news editor 1903-4, secretary
Chamber ' 6t 'Coinme?B/ ' Columbia,
1902-4; State commissioner of agri
culture, commerce und^lmmlgratlou
(now- agriculture,, commerce and in
dustries) South Carolina since March
15, 1904; went to Europe' August,
1906, and established' offlcr/s on be
half of the State of South Carolina In
several foreign countries, to secure
desirable immigrants /or agricultural
work; was tho first to examine pros
pective immigrants in their own
homes in Europe; landed at Charles
ton. November 4, 190? with a ship
load of 500 immigrants whose pas
sage had been, prepaid by the State;
brought a second shipload February,
1907, and established movement of a
new class of immigrants to th? South
through the port of Charleston; presi
dent Southern States Association of
Commissioners of Agriculture 1906
7; vice president and s member execu
tive, committee r . Interstate Sugar
Growers 'Association;' .*lce ; president
Southern industrial parliament; vice
president Irrigation Congress '1909;
member Department of Immigration
National Civic Federation sooth Car
olina Agricultural SocteHy (hon.v ; vice
p r et) Id e n t National Con se r va t (ou Con
gress 1910-11 ;" - president t Southern
Cotton Congress 1911; Democrat; has
written 46 reports, pamphlets, bulle
tins, etc., noon resources of South
Carolina and agricultural; and .Indus
trial subjects. -
In 1907 he determined to put Into
practice in South Carolina advanced
Ideas of agriculture, and apply busi
ness methods to this fundamental in
dustry. Setting about it he entered
upon a difficult campaign; conducting
the fret State corn contest since 1889,
and enlisted the boys ot the State in
the work. At flrst.it was ? campaign,
for corn. The cooperation of Dr. 9.
A. Knapp was sought and obtained,
and the State, entered upon a now
era. Ideas put Into practice has since
been adopted all Over the United
States. Meanwhile th? . State's annual
agricultural prOductlon'hatr more than
trebled In millions of -dollars on less
acreage than itf , lOTOV' -l>r?6?erW'
reigns where poverty stalked..and tho
farmer's children are aa longer leav
ing the farm for-the. el|y.-.- ! Perfect
harmony prevails among all the agri
cultural working forces. The State's
vaiue of crops per cultivated acre Is
greater than that or any other really
agricultural State In the Union. A
revolution has been wrought in eco
nomic conditions. V
in th? winter of 1911. ? Cc# months
t?r his election to tho presidency of
o Southern Cotton Congrosa, lit
of tho largest
Md has ever knot
rifle e of the crop imt
of falling price, he weal th New York,
obtained a loan of ?BO.OOO.oOO and
hand)*] th? nrithj f jffi^.m.i,... ?.
10-completely check the onslaught on
tho'market and ensurs a good price
for the crop, saving to the producers
taillions of dollars. N
tho loan wan over act
lite f*r 25 years sad has held
since t,904, he has never sough); _
of?c? or-honor that h?A come to hlr
nor has lie participated in any content
J. K. Sncari?Ken.
Jolin K. Swearlngen, born .(anuary
II, 1875, wan elected State superintend
ent of education in the Democratic
primary of 19yS. A nutivc of Edge
Held, he was graduated from the
South Carolina College in the class of
1890. After teaching nine years in
the school for (he deaf and the blind
at Cedar Spring, he entered upon his
duties as State superintendent. He
hus worked consistently for agricul
tural and industrial education, for an
adequate system of country schools,
for direct State appropriations -to the
public schools, and for higher stand
ards of work along all lines.
State approprb. 'out; for the public
schools during 1914 amounted to
$2.'iO.00U This stimulus has added
over $800.000 in local taxes during the
last five years.
Superintendent Swearingen attrib
utes the progress in public education
to community support and coopera
tion, and to the willingness of the tax.
payers to maintain and develop ade
quate schools. He is now scoklng to
secure from the 191.' legislature a
compulsory attendance' law with lo
cal option features, a State board of
examiners for teachers, increased or
ganization and efficiency in the county
superintendent's office, broader recog
nition of industrial, and agricultural
subjects, and liberal appropriations
for the oublie schools.
John O. Richards, native of. Ker
shaw County, for 12 years member of
general assembly of '-South Carolina;
appointed railroad commissioner by
Coveriior Ansel November 26, 1910, to
Mil unexpired term Of James M\ Su' j
11 van. deceased; elected railroad,com.- '
misslnore 1912; term'expires 1918.
G- McDuffle Hampton, native of Co
lumbia, civil engineer,-real estate and
Insurance; elected railroad commis
sioner 1910; term expires 1916.
Frank W. ShealV, native Lexington
County, clerk of court Lexington.
County when elected railroad commis
sioner in 1914. Term, expires 1920.
r J. Preston Darby, secretary of rail
road commission; native of Columbia;
was in service of Southern Railway
Company when appointed secretary
December 17, 1911.
Miss Mary E. Carr. official stenog
rapher of railroad commission,
tlve of Columbia, appointed Dene
Fight Between Strikers
And Deputy Sheriffs
<Uy Associated *ros.) aj
ROOSEVELT. N. ?.b. ja?. -19.?One
man . was mortally .- wounded and
lg others, all striking employes of
the American Agricultural Chemical
Company, were shot during '.? clash
today between several hundred strik
ers and 60 sheriff's deputies.
1 The fight occurred while the depu
ties were awaiting the arrival of a
train supposed to carry laborers to
take the places'of some of -the 900
who struck January 2, because their
V?ges ware ; reduced: ' Accounts dif
fer as to whether the strikers or the
deputies were the aggressor's.
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EDITOR THE INTELLIGENCER:
V If called upon to point out a simple
and easy way to save cotton farmers
of the State one or more million dol
lars this year, I would recommend
planting the new stock food' crop call
ed "Fcterita," as one good acre of cot
ton land planted in this will produce
grain and forage sufficient to support
an average, mule, the* year. This n?w
crop Is on the order or common sorgh
um; cane and requires about the same
cultivation and method Of curing, but
the stalks are not sweet; consequent
ly does 'tibi R?t sour and mouldy-like
Common cane. - The -grain of Feterlla
is larger, and 'much moire. abundant
than sorghum- I planted one and a
halt acres last yearifirst' of July,' be
fore a good stand could he couuted on
account of "tbet ' Wromo dmrv V Il?t
weather. , All stock'cat, the stalks J-up
clean, coww.cat stalk8 ah,large a? corn
cobs. For largo yield of- grain plant
In rows< in Juno or before, cut heads
off while standing, .shock can'o'or tb?
upright upder cover. ; The^ -gruuv oi
Feterituis an ideal poultry food and
may be fed to. both rnu?os and poultry
without threshing. Wo thresh onl?
for ;aeed. Furman j Smith, who intro
duced this new Block food.crop In our
section; Is oue of our tete'r day Uime*
factors. t .. jt?ft&g ' '
.' "fi >J:*C. ?TBIpLlNO
Admiral Flolchcr: u'aaV written ?h'.'ir
man Padgett, of the hc?a? ?aval com
mittee, correcting, dome tf?lalla of bis
recent testimony bet?re the committee
and; assorting) tlmt carefut computa
tions show th? fleet wb?ld h?vo a
shortage or about 10.000 meu if put ou
? jsrtr footing. There would be about
5,000 vacancies on first lino hatue
shlps and about ajOOO on vessels'now
in reserve, ho wrote.
<D> Asioriateu F?m.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. i9^T?6 rfV
to 11. The hill now goes to thb San
ate, where a protracted tight Is ex
!. -.Alt ?eorts. to biook or substantially
Unaaad- tho bill failed to?ay and to
night, aad the meosure ge*s to the
senate virtually ns reported bv 4M
house cooimJU??. .. '
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On last Wednesday evening a num
lier of Misa Sara Cobb's closest
friends wended their way to her very
lidspltable home, where thoy hud been
bidden to meet in honor of Miss
L'obb's friend, Miss Minnie Crane, of
UenderHonvllle. ?Miss Cobb in. her
jharzulng way made all present enjoy
i thoroughly delightful evening. Late
in the evening refreshments were
served to th? guest.
Another charming social affair, of
last week was on Thursday evening,
when Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Lander en
tertained the Country Club at their
home on Lebery St. 1
Rev. Taylor of Oreer is on a visit
here to his sister, Mrs. R. G. Morgan.
Rev. Taylor is an old* Pelzer boy and
was licensed to preach In the 1st Bap
List church at this place. His mr.ny
friends here are glad to have aim
again in their midst. ,
Miss Leila Stewart of Fairvlew vis
ited her uncle of this place last week.
Miss Stewart was en route to F;tarr
it which place she resumed her school
Mr. Allen Scott of Lickville was a |
business visitor i at Pelzer last Fri
Miss Margaret Welbprn went toj
Anderson last Thursday in order to
be present at the Anderson County j
teachers' examination,'Friday 15th.
Mr. John Scotto, who is for the
present with Dr." and Mrs. Chas.
Tripp .made a business trip up to
Piedmont- last Ftfdly.' . , " ~/
Miss Marjorle West spent last week
end with her parents, in Greenville.
M las..-Jessie Nortis, has' returned
from -Grove Station where shb spent
the,"week-end with her parents.
Mr. BIythe Johnson went over ' to
Anderson for. the day Saturday, lflth
Mrs. John Hudgens, wife of our pop
ular banker of this place, visited in ;
Greenville last week.
Miss Meldred Harrison returned
Saturday, from a visit to Anderson.
Mr. Herbert P. Beam of the Hind
mat earn Co., -is in -Columbia on a
'. A. "Tripp of i Enaley spent
night with his son, Dr. C. M.
Dr. Tripp- was ebroute to
Ai on to which place he went
Tu, suay morning.
rMra. W?:.C. ...Scott returned. to her
home in the Plsgah section. last
Wednesday, after a very pleasant trip
to relatives of this place.
Fcli?r was filled with .traveling
men Monday. 'In'fact there were more
(raveling men In town Monday than
there has been for ft'inthaP-'f
Mr. Joe Kihard. of Wiillamaton wan
a business visitor here last Monday.
.Our town Is filled with illness.. A,
number of cases.Of pneumonun and la.
MRS. H." T. STEWART.
o IVA NEWS o
Mr. Carl Gray ?md Miss Rosa Lath
am surprised their friends by driving
the> A. It. P. parsonage ..where they
were married hy th? Rev: S. J. Hood:
The* aoventh and eighth grades are
planning a play to be given at an
early date in the school auditorium
entitled, "Down in Dixie."
Mr. W. Frank McGee entertained
his clerks at an elejrapt dinner on
last Friday evening. Those present !
were, W. A. Pow?ll, L. H. Hall, T. A.
McDonald and S. B. Lev?rott.
"Tb'e Passion Play," one of the
greatest pictures ever;produced, was
ahowd at the Iva theatre Tuesday eve
nings . '.. .
MIbs Ethel Bailey, who has been
the gucat of Miss Vera Spoon for the
past week, has returned to her home
pear Cars well Institute.
Dr. Iber Burrise of Starr was a vis
itor here last night the guest of his
brothor. Dr. D. A. Surriss.
Mr. S. O. Jackson of Stoneville was
in town a. few hours today on busi
ness.-. - ?<fmr?7; m*. !
Mrs. d. a. BurrlsS. who bas .been
visiting her sirtcr-th-Iaw, Mrs. D. M.
Watson. St th*6Sal??Tg??trdn;* came
Dr. J. 11. M^l.osly and wife, after
spending, a few days hero with rela
tives, left Monday for their, homo \n~
pendleton, i *
Messrs. T. Frank Wat?lus and A. H:
Daguall. two prominent lawyere Of
the Anderson bar. spent a few hours
in town: Saturday on bUBineoc
Mr. William H. Kennedy has re
turned to'his home to Troy, alter a
abort Visit here to his daughter, Mrs.
F. W.'McGee. - ' -
Mr.'J. A. McAitster w?s a business
visitor in Anderson yesterday
M e Bars. ?fc"l C. j and j. Redly Jackson
spent Sunday with relatives at Btohu
w. J. D. Wilson- was lin Lovrnd?s-'
villo a few hours Mhn'day on '-'proses-'
sidn?i traslncBB. *. i > .',>
: Sti&knl? >t lllg?tarlds, i
WANT GRAIN EXPERT
FOR HARVEST SEASON
TO \ INSTRUCT FARMERS IN
STACKING AND SWEAT
ING OUT THEIR GRAIN
Requests Chief of Bureau of Mar
kets to Detail Men Here For
Toe committee of the local chamber
of commerce, which la making arrange
ments for the conference in Columbia
early In f*obruary between Prof. ,W.
W.' L. Long, state agent of the Farm
era''Cooperative Demonstration work,
with headquarters at Clemson Col
lege; Porter A. Whaler, secrctsry of
the local chamber of commerce; of
ficials of tho bureau of markets, na
tional department of agriculture; re
pr?sentativen of the State Commercial
Secretaries-Association and traffic
officials of the various railroads oper
ating in the State, with reference to
the question of marketing the incom
ing grain crop of South Carolina, has
written to Charles S. Brand, chief of
the bureau of markets, United States
Department of Agriculture, request
ing7him to detail government traffic
expert to attend this conference and
bring along data which will be of
assistance to the committee itf, secur
ing grain rt-tes for this State.
Tbg. committee has also requested
that an expert bo sent to Anderson
county.-during the grain harvesting
season and instruct those who have
planted grain in the art of stacking
the product for the sweating out and
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OUr school is moving along nicely
now. We., hove 110 pupils enrolled
and our attendance splendid consider
ing" the dreadful weather. - It rains,
ob it rains, bow we would enjoy the
The honor roll in. our department Is
not' good this month; sickness and
weather has interfered. The sixth
S-ado,' Jessio Martin, Enoch Link,
oyie Link, Joe Clark, Robert Thomp
son; fourth grade;,'May Martin.
On last Friday Miss Haddon's room
organized a ; literary society,' the fol
lowing officers <bVlng elected: Miss
Lou Boggs, president; Miss: -Laura
Wilson, secretary. ' Wo have' arranged
a program for next Friday and hope
every one will be busy bees.
The question box hts created quite
a good deal of Interest.
TJje. Im pro vement Association met
last^-FWd'ayv- ? A g?(id'number was
present^-We-declded--to- buy Bhadcs
for .the school building which will add
mucli to. our comfort.
MIbs Hankin and Prof. Hunter spent
Saturday at Liberty with home peo
ple. . \
Wo-arc glad-to gen Dr. Aligned out
again. : "' ^ ;
SOLDI?IIS HOHE ?,
BUI Introduced < >PPoposlug National
Hone tor Disabled Confederates
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.-rNatlonat
homes would be provided by the fed
eral government.ferr disabled Confed
erate soldffci-s ' fahd " their dependents
under a bill introduced today by R?
pr&6nlfctlfrfr Eaf?plnai;- dt ,lrf>ufelana.
if proposes-; tu?t present ?iimnies of
the honho 'tor >Uhipty f qtpr$n>i& at 'Johh
Bon'^Ctty, Tepn., be transferred to
other. hxanchea,.and.,thc_hQniei used
.by Conf?dej^te solfllSra, their wives
and widows. An appropriation of
$400,000-wtould. bo mado by tbto bill
for ;ex'pen?c^f the change T ..'
I T^hm^Ato proposes cBtabllBjimont
^8^lpt;fijOTo> VfttHUHM) to aid
I Co?f?derat? soldtera' homes la the
[south generally.; v , ' ' <
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_:?fi;w' A. Milliki? was in Anderson
"Ir.-Leon Stuart wits In our midst