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C.,+JANUARY.11, 1912.RNUMBER 33.
Ate+'VR AR ?j9~3S . ~~JJ. 1 92
inision to Have Charge of
Erection and Maintenance
To the Editor of the State:
The following correspondence
is self explanatory, and I am
giving it to the public on accou nt
of its importance. so as to ena
ble the members of the legisla
ture to study the subject at their
leisure to the end that the bill
may be amended and perfected
so as to combine the best wis
dom of the general assembly of
South Carolina. D. McQueen
Dunbar, S.-C,
Don: response to your
nest tod a bill embodying
e principle of"State violatio.'.
as practiced . ouisia nf
close you one dely put
together. but wi the polish
which onJegislative consider
ation can give, it will afford a
working busis. Conditions here
er from Louisiana.
We have much better in
or warehouse system which
not be sacrificed but used.
2. New Orleans is 122 miles
p the river, with deep water
and easy access to the very
heart of the cotton belt
3. The system in Louisiana
is the evolution from city to
state control after several years'
,.,trial by the former.
Ei complying with your re
' est, I bear these differences in
ind and also the fact that you
bre to act with amendment to
the constitution. Curtailment
of acreage is alright, certainly
to the extent of each farm rais
ing its own supplies, but after
I- 'aid and done, God made
this a cotton country and a cot
ton country it will remtin to
the end.
Suppose we-cut acreage and
neit year dump 10,000,000 or
12,000,000 bales on the market
before November 15, conditions
will not be so widely different
from what they are now,so far
* as actual resultajareconcerned.
v- The pr crop, at an aver
'cents a pound, is in
of the needs of the world.
In the fall of 1908, with a crop
of 13,600,000 bales, cotton fell to
9 cents aispound, and in July
and August it went to 16 cents.
With experience like this, it be
hooves us to exercise our brains
and use our money to prevent a
similar raid.
Cotton is made on credit, and
the bulk of itmust be sold be
fore November 15, be'cause there
is no adequate machinery for fi
nance and storage..
It is an unequal contest be
tween ignorance and numbers
on one side and organized wealth
and expert financial stratear 0
the other. Wkg aoId we~
invoke the poweig" kte
These are n -Nr strange
times, and nowever reluctant
we may to employ the func
tions of -overnment outside of
the tr ditional lines to which
are accustomed. in self de
nse much is justifiable, and
erything excusable.
Yours truly,
John L. McLaurin.
n. Don McQueen,
ar, S. C.
An Act'.to Create and Operate a
State Warehouse System for
Storing Cotton.
1. Be it enacted by the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of
South Carolina, that there shall
be elected forthwith by the gen
eral assembly, three commission
ers, who shalLconstitute a ooard
to be hereafter known as the
State warehouse commission.
The term of office shall be for
two, four and six years, the
members of the board deciding
by lot the respective terms of
2. The chairman of the board
thus created shall be designated
by the general assembly at the
time of the election provided for
in section one of this act.
3. It shall be the duty of the
State warehouse commission to
provlde a warehouse at the most
eligible site in the State, capable1
of storing not less than 150,000
bales of cotton, and the commis
sion is hereby given power, and
aim to employ clerkts, ar
The Declaraion of 1860
A few days ago the Ne
York Herald printed a sketch i
Col. Robert Anderson Thom
son, of Walhalla, the sole sury
vor of the South Carolina "S
cession convention," accomp;
nying it with an excellent pi
ture of that fine old warrior at
In the course of the sketc
these expressions occur:
"Col.'Thompson is eighty-fil
years old, but one would ni
think it to look at him. He h
the appearance of a soldier hari
lI ripe for retirement. Had tl
outcobie of the great war i
which he fought been differen
his name 'Might have been er
blazoned in the memory of h
countrymen as gloriously as
he had signed the Declaration
The Herald perhaps does ni
know that on a tablet In ti
tate HoJi here in Columbit
thie names of the sigznrs of ti
declaration of independence <
1860 are"blazoned." In Sout
Carolina success is not yet b
come the test upon which res1
the right of men to be reverE
by their countrymen.-The Stai
chitects and engineers and ado
rules and regulations not contri
ry to the provisions herein s<
forth, which, in their judgmen
re necessary to carry out ti
intent and purpose of this ac
4. The manager of the Stai
varehouse shall be appointed b
the board of commissioners wh
shall fix the compensation <
such manager, and the sai
manager shall be subject to ri
moval by the board of commii
ioners wh.never, in their jud(
ment, :the public interest di
5. The board of commissior
rs shall appoint an expert co
ton grader whose compensatic
shall be fixed by the board an
the said cotton grader shall t
subject to removal by the boar
>f commissioners whenever, i
their judgment, the public inte:
st demands it.
6. The State warehouse con
mission are empowered to a<
iuire such property as they ma
deerh necessary to carry out ti
purposes of this act, such prol
rty may be acquired by lease
purchase or condemnation pr<
ceedings, as in other cases whe:
private property is taken f<
public use.
7. All lint cotton proper
baled shall be received for stol
age at the State warehouse, an
the charges for same shall I
fixed by' the State warehojus
Each bale of cotton shall 1
graded, weighed and numbere
so as to be identified at all time
he grades to be according 1
Ahe standard grades adopted b
fhe United States governmen
The person depositing the coi
ton shall be given a receipt fro]
the State of South Carolin
signed by the manager of th
tate warehouse, which recel
shall give the number grade an
weight of each bale. The receij
to be transferrable only by wri
en assignment and the cotto
which it represents deliverab]
>nly upon the production of th
receipt, which is to be marke
"Cancelled" when the cotton
aken from the warehouse.
8. The State warehouse con
mission is empowered to issu
bonds, payable 30 years fror
date, and such bonds are hereb
reated a lien, on all of the vez
estate acquired under this a<
by the State warehouse commit
sion. The said bonds not bein
in any sense a debt or obligatio
af the State of ~ South Caroline
but a specific lien on such war<
ouse property,
9. In fixing the charges f<
handling and storing cotton i
commission shall in additioni
a sinking fund as provided fi
in section 8 also provide a sin]
ig fund for the retirement<
the amount advanced by th
State, in fifty years.
10. The charges on cotto
shall also after the sydasmb er
in provided for has been in ope
ation two years, cover- all cu
rent operating expenses, it bein
the intention of this act to rnals
the system self--sustaining.
11. The warehouse comni:
sion shall have power to acquil
by lease any standard built co
ton warehouse in the sever;
$500,000 DOLLA.
Gleaner Discusses in a Fce,
l.. Manner Cost of Schods ::,
e- School Books
C- Yes, that is the estimait,'
Ld the cost to change the sec
books, -nd a howl has gon Mt
h against the State Boird of El
ucation for making it. It is
heavy cost on the people, but ii
appears to me, let come what
s will, the cost seems to he lizht
in comparison. with some othel
ie expenditures of our State anid
county government. There is
extravagance in many things.
No doubt, in my mind, the
is -State board was honest iii its de
if cision and thought the new
books best, and for that reason
made the change, not summing
>t up the cost of a-half millioi dol
e lars to the State. In a - eceI
' report the average cost to each
e child of school age, as I remei
ber it, was stated to be about fif
h ty-three cents. To look at it
that way, it does not appear so
ts burdensome. You can see, by
d the report of Supt. Swearingen,
J that 235,029 is the school atten
dance in the State, of which
>t 160,830 are white, 97,239 in the
. rural schools, and 63,501 in the
town and city schools. In av
, eraging, the amount to whites
Le (town and country) is $12.62.
t. Two-fifths of the attendance is
in towns paying, no doubt, more
than twice the amount of i he
country. The report of Pickens
county. published not long since
in The Sentinel, shows that each
d white student in this county re
ceived $5.43. It is a fact thi
in this county and all the St:
half the schools have special lev
. ies. The extra levy will rais
more than half the constitut ion
. al 3-mill levy in this counti.
t- and very likely this is true ol
the whole State. If so. we ca o
d count that in our county i1
would average about S2.90
,d each child. To ma .e the s.
reduction for the State. !vin
r the schools to be run by tu-- y
visions made bythe State, y
can see at a glance ihat the r-1
ral schools for the 97,2.39 ci
dren would not be more t han
ehalf million dollars.
Now, sum up the cost of our
State colleges for white students
and you will see that the annu
al appropriations amount to a
>half million dollars, and that at
these colleges the enrollmenlt
will be about 2,500, with a four
years cod~rse, at a cost of two
d million dollars.
eI am told that, with this enor
emous expenditure by the State
to maintain these colleges, it
e costs as much to send a boy or
d girl to one of them as to any
other good college; and the claim
has been made by men high in
authority that students are no
better prepared to fill positions
or to enter upon the duties of
nlife than those of other colleges.
And the end is not yet. The
etendency is to build greater with
heavier appropriations every
d year. Just how long the people
twill endure this, I cannot tell.
. Supt. Swearingen's report
n shows that all the revenue for
le whites, in town and county, is
e$1,818,678, with the assurance
that more than one-third of this
amount was raised by extra
levy, leaving a fraction over a
million dollars for all schools.
Now, to allow the State colleges
i-to have one-fourth that amount
Le is a hard pull, wheni the farm
n ers, who constitute the rural
y schools, are given a mere pit
l tance, and are taxed on their
t fertilizers, too. This fertilizer
3- tax rais'es about three-fif ths of
g the amount that is requiretd L
n run the State colleges, and :a
1, unjust.
s- It is true that these are--,
schools, but in S.>ui C J
r we have too tiany, a n i
te are costing too mucn. A
k> the good colleges a nd
r schools over the State., -
- well afford to do with ie
f State colleges, run on je-Ss mi n
ie ey, and increase the re vetn- -
the rural schools. A halt iiin
n lion for books, a h .lf million~ e
e- colleges, a half millio: to i.. -
r- interest on the State debt,an
r- many more heavy burdens-in
.g can the people continue to car-ry
:e the load! GE ER
re late tem in all respects under
- this act as applied to the -tate
a warehouse.
..- 1-2 The manaer, grader or
bu; v the seas<
mps. Thd
Vys to <
1job. T1
n :uite and
- :is beenT den
ee mus to giN
no cases. I
J really in ear
e eiting rid of h
- , . cain find a way to d
. It, vill cost hun something
to oe sur, any way he goes a
it; but. Ot will be decidedly profi
4:de* work for all that. DoE
.mv nIun suppose that it doesn
COSt. iJm1l any mhing to dodg
about slumnps :s he breaksk an
cultivatts hi- i >!, to be con
pelte i w :0tY instead o
improved ini.-eiients, to repai
Ohe break:ig< awd make up th
loss ot wear and tear caused b
ilthe 1umps, to get rid of th
weeds wLij ,row about ther
to seed the rest of the fields, t
lose the us( of the laud they o<
enpy? Clearing out the stump
may not add to the. fertility c
the field, but it will increase it
cultivable area, and enable it t
grow larger crops.-The-ProgreE
sive Farmer.
other officers at any warehous
operated by the State shall exe
cute such bond for the faithfu
performance of their duties a
may be required by the Stat
warehouse commission.
13. An v person offering col
ton for sale in the -open marke
can have his cotton weighe
and graded at an y warehous
opertcd b hev st. and sha
ieceive e: r te setting fort
the mb:-, r and weigh
f he for suC
-... xe1 l 25 cent
- ~ . h~led an
d1n1:fl of th
b) 4 i'!i i,~oa to th
dd be charg
kigto thi
b hue.man
) i tf-ers tend
rMa develop
-S :e. HeI sha
sa ary o
ev:; t n he worl
* '-i xiih h is dutieso0
15. *1 he cmap.mnsation of th
co-irmanh~ hamll be $2,100 per an
um,. and tile compensation 0
the other members of the boar<
shall be $6 per day of each day'
attndance and ten cents pe
mile for eaich mile actually trav
16. The Stat' board shal
make an anniual repiort of th
oeration~ aK the warehous
system to the ;.tral assembly
l'7. i he sum of $5,000 is here
~y approiatedl for the contingen
exp mses of said board, and tha
sum of $220,000J to carry out th
purposes of this act, if so mucd
be necessary, out of any mone:
in the State treasury not othei
wise appropriated.
13. All acts and parts of act
inconsistent with this act be
and the same are, hereby ar
Put Your Money in a Bank
Jt is good advice which a Col
leton countv, S. C., exchang
gives in urginlg farmers to star
Ia bank accoun13 this fall, no mal
ter how small t he amount lef
over after the eair's debts ar
paid. We. (qute:
"If on- keeps money in hi
pocket, i, is lik~ v lo go, and hi
will 1;n,;* no' howv it goes; sc
tho: o" av only ten dol
our0 b) a*t baink ac
- - D Iini of in
' u l dollar
\..t you
........s of ou
b mok accour
-.cat: -steml of pa3
ic oU. omI. -r than specie pa3
mets. h--lps the cooniunity i
which one lives, and makes
easier to borrow in case borrov
ing instead of depositing be
c' es Jadvisable.
Put your money in a bank.
The Progresire Farmer.
re Worse Conflagration Since City
to Was Burned by Sherman
Losses and Insurance
e Columbia, January 5.-The
n worst fire since Sherman burned
Columbia was experienced here
is this morning, when fire destroy
0 ed practically an entire block in
the wholesale district and in
t flicted a loss estimated at not
over $250,000. For a time the t
s, whole section wa s threatened.
t For over three hours the firemen a
e made desperate efforts to check q
d the raging flames, but this was P
not accomplished until the
lf greater part of the buildings in 0
r the block had been consumed.
e A steady wind from the west,
Y blowing low on the ground, sent P
e the flames and sparks in every
1 direction and for a time over- a
came the desperate attempts s
the fire fighters were making to
e confine the conflagation. The
f steady gale from the west car
's ried the- sparks in every direc
o tion and many tenant houses
and stabks, as well as ware
houses and lesser buildings, in t
the rear of the wholesale dis- 0
e trict, were ignited and some of c
them were burned. a
While this fire was at it- t
s heighth the residence of Dr. W.
e C. MeNlillan, behind the State b
House on Main Street, caught s
on fire, but the flames were ex- 1i
t tinguished with little difficulty. n
While the people were all hurry- a
s ing to the scene of the conflaga- e
tion, and it is estimated that
over 5,000 people viewed the t
t scene, a small boy on Main a
I street was run over and serious- a
s ly damaged by an automobile f
I hurrying to the fire. He was ]
taken to .A iocal hzx'it1 and f
given attention. His name was
not learned. a
e Many scenes. some ludicrous s
e and otherwise, were witnessed
. while the fire was at its heighth
e A man's clo.hes caught and the
hose was turned on him at once,
- promptly extinguishing th cloth
ing, i ut drenching the man.
ISeveral times the hose would a
f burst and people standing near
e by would literally be "soaked," r
2 A cold wind, blowing while
the fire raged, added to the dis
a comfort of the people who flock
. ed from all sides to view the un
f usual scene.
Powe Held by Six Men. a
-What could the six richest 1
men in the world accomplish
1with there vast -wealth such b
men as Jno. D. Rockefeller, J.
Pierpont Morgan, Astor. Lord
Strathcona, Andrew Carnegie i
and Lord Rochschild? It was
Scalculated that between them c
thov own 5,000,000,000. What
might they do with such a sum
if they combined forces? What
rthings could they not -achieve
rwith $.5,000,000,000? Suppose c
they were aggressive and in-0
inclined 'to wage war. They
scould put 1,000,000 men in the
fi:ld and maintain them for ten
years, prehaps for twenty years.g
The American Revolutionary
war cost $700,000,000. The war I
with Napoleon from 1790 to 1815 V
cost Great Briton $3,250,000,000. c
-The Crimean war cost $150,000,- ~
S000 for two years. Thu South l9
t African war cost England $1,
-250,000,000. The rich sextet i
Scould have borne the costliest of
the wars and had a good sum
3 If the turned their attention e
to the sea the could, with half r
'their capital, have built a fleet ~
that would be unique, overpow- e
- ering, irresistable. The biggest (
-fleet in the world-that of Great t
i Britian-could probably be du- d
. plicated f o r $1.000,000,000.
3Again these invincible six could
give $100 each to every man,
ewoman and child in the British
s Isles. They could run the Unit
r ed Kingdom for six years ande
-longer, pay the total amou'nt of f
its expenses and remit every- a
thing to the taxpayer.
They could close the custom
r house and allow every one to
t send letters and t~elegrams free.S
tThey could buy up all the Eng- ~
tlish railroads with their rolling s
stock and buildings. They
could buy all the automobiles 4
in the world and then have
enough left over t') purchase the
Panama and Suez canals, and
af ter that suflicient to b iy up
athe value of British shipping for S
t ten years. And if Carnegie 2
-could rersuade his five friends a
. to come in with him on a land i
deal they could buy up Scotland,.
for the assessed value of taat.
- country's real- estate is only $4,- C
650,000,000. 1
The Man Who Buys Seed G
To the man who has to b
seed corn, we wish here to ma
two suggestions: The first
bhat he should not expect toj
real good see corn for the prii
)r twice the price of feed coi
rood seed corn costs money
)roduce and must be. paid ft
[he second suggestion is. th
il seed corn be bought on t:
ar. There is no other way f
he buyer to know what he
,etting. It ;i.n invaria
hat cornp.the ear costs a 1
le mor" than that shelled o
nd is simply because it r
nires a better grade of corn
ass muster on the ear the
rhen it is shelled. Assuran
f quality in the corn on the e,
iore than makes up for the di
erence in cost. Of course, e:
ress and freight charges wi
e a little higher on a bushel <
ar corn than on a bushel <
Eelled corn, but this is a sma
latter compared to the diffe:
ace between good seed corn an
oor.-The Progressive Farme
How to Control the Trusts
We should have legislatic
:at will as sureiy prevent or
rporation from injurying <
ealing unfairly with anoth(
s the laws already secure i
de case of individuals. If con
etition is given a fair shov
usiness may be done on a bi
,ale indeed, but we do not b
eve it will tend toward the fo
iation of actual monopolie
nd in case actual compettic
xists, the people would g<
reater benefits from compet
ton among big business concerr
bly managed and economical
dministered, than they woul
om competitio-i among man
maller.businesses unable to e
act the economies that are po
ible only through combinatic
nd cooperation on a very larq
Instead of following the den
gogues who cry, "Let's brea
p all the big corporation at
ut the'r organizers in jail," at
stead of following the hir
ngs who cry, "Let the trus
lone or you'l make a panic ar
ain business," is there not
riser common-sense policy the
iay be briefly summarized a
First, See that the trusts<
ig corporations that have bee
uity of' vicious methods, the
ave grown big .by - oppressic
nd robbery (as the Tobac<
'rust, for example) are adequai
r punished, and not mere'
plit into separatc companies1
e controlled by the same forc<
s heretofore.
Second, Enact stringent legi
tion and create propet govera
lental agencies to prevent bi
rporations from crushing con
etition by unfair methods, bi
igislation will leave the peop
1e benefits and economies thi
>me from conducting businei
n a large scale.
Third, With unfair cornpet
on prevented, big industri<
rould secure the advantages<
reater economy of productio:
ut there is'little reason to b
eve that any one organizatic
'ould monopolize a product. I
ase of an actnal monopol:
owever, the government shoun
rotect the public from exto
on by limiting prices andf pro
.-The Progressive Farmer.
Notice of Town Election.
Notice is hereby given that a
ection will be held on Febru;
y3rd, 1912, to elect a mayor
11 the unexpired term of S.I
~raig, resigned. Managers<
lecton: D. B, Finney, W.
rriffiu and J. L. Thornley. V
ing place: City Hall. - lBy C
er of thc Town Council.
Notice to Pensioners
I will be in the court hout
very day during January, 19'
r the purpose of making 01
pplications for old soldiers ar
idows who are not gettir
ensions and wish to apply f
ame. .All now drawing w
ontinue to receive pensio1
iithout further application,
.J. B. Newberry,
-3t Pension Corn.
rown female setter dog. A
wers toithe name of Della. H
small tumor, about the size
<uarter of a dollar,- on rig:
tip. Any information leadir
o discovery of this dog will
uly rewarded.
2 J. R? Ashmore
e List of Pamphlets Beneficial t<
i, the Farmers---May Be
Had Free
-n. -
Any farmer can get any of
>r. the bulletins mentioned, below
at by writing Hon. Wyatt Aiken,
he M. C., Washington. D. C. In
or writing give title and number of
is bulletin wanted as stated below.
30. Hog raising in the South.
e- 36. Cotton Seed and its Prod
. 44. Commercial Fertilizor.
le 47. Insects Affecting the Cot
ir ton Plant
48. The Manuring of Cotton.
54. Some Common Birds.
)f 65. Marketing Farm Products
81. Corn Culture in the South
112. Bread and Bread Making.
118. Grape Growing in the
r South.
d 156. The Home Vineyard.
- 170. Principles of Horse Feed
179. Horseshoeing.
n 183. Meat on the Farm; Butch
ie ering, Curing and Keeping.
>r 192. Barnyard Manure.
r 199. Corn Growing.
n 200. Turkeys.
205. Pig Management.
217. Essential Steps in Securinz
an Early Crop of Cotton.
- 220. Tomatoes.
r- 229. Production of Good Seed
S; Corr.
i.241. Butter Making on the
t Farm.
. 242. An Examplb of Modern
i Farming.
245. Renovation of Worn-Out
253. The Germination of Seed
. Corn.
s- 555. The Home Negetaiefar
e 270. Modern Conveniences for
the Farm Home.
. 272. A Successful Reg afid Seed
'k Corn Farm.
d 278. Leguminqus Crops for
d Green Manuring.
285. The Advantage 9f Plant:
t ing Heavy Cotton Seed.
.d 286. Comparative Value of
a Whole Cotton and Cotton Seed
it Meal in Fertilizing Cotton.
m 287. Poultry Management.
295. Potatoes and Other Root
>r Crops as Food.
S298. Food Value. of Corn and
t Corn Products.
299. Diversified Farming Un
der the Plantation System.
310. A Successful Alabama
Diversification Farm..
o 311. Sand-Clav and Burnt-Clay
312. A Successful Southern
.H ay Farm.
1312. Harvesting and Storing
318. Cowpeas.
it 319. Demonstration Work in
e Cooperation with the Southern
it Farmer.
s321. The Use of the Split-log
Drag en Earth Roads.
-324. Sweet Potatoes.
S326, Building up ia Run-Down
SCotton Plantation.
333. Cotton Wilt.
e346. The Computation of Ra
If tions for Farm Animals by the
-n Use of Energy Values. .
354. Onion Culture.
I356. Peanuts
r- 359. Canning Vegetables in
the Home.
364. A Profitable Cotton Farm.
370. Replanning a Farm for
372. Soy Beans.
n 379. Hog Cholera.
S385. Boys' and Girl's Agricul
3 tural Clubs.
yf 391. Economical Use of Meat
['. in the Home.
0- 399. Irrigation of Grain..
r~ 400. A More Profitable Corn
Planting Method.
406. Soil Conservation.
407. The Potato as a Truck
se Crop.
12 413. The Care of Milk and its
it Use in the Home.
id 415. Seed Corn. --
'g 431. The Peanut.
or 433. Cabbage.
i 436. Winter Oats for the South
as 438. Hog Houses.
440. Spraying Peaches for the
C2ontrol-of Browvn-Rot, Scab and
Curculio. - -
A 55 acres three and a half-mileS~
"~ east of Pickens, 25 acres in Cli
as tivation, balance in pasture ad
of woodland- splendid neighbood~
t good 7-room 2-story house. Let
me show you this place for I can
make a price that will interest
be you. Immediate possession if
you want it. See H. M. 1ES
TEh Pickens. S. C.'
Clemson Letter.
Knowing of the prevailing
low price of cotton-seed, we
have asked the Prof. T. E. Keitt
of the Experiment Staff to-pr
pare the following letter whicT
will be of interest to the fr
A question of some concen
the farmer at this season of;..
year is.what disposition
made of his cotton-sesd..
can be either rolled inaciRd'
phate, crushed, or 'COmt"
toprevent sprouting and. p
plied A, as a fertilizer they
can be exchan .for cottonseed
meal: they canbe so
farmer may not reinvest in
tilizer. The question to be..,.
cided is which is mostp
The fertilizing value of a tonf
cottonseed, being present ea
tive commercial values is $11.18
When this ton of seed is ma
factured the products and er
lizer values will be approim
ly-as follaws:-Cotton sesdo.
250 lbs., no fertilizer value; Cot -
tonseed meal, 750 :lbs., 03
tertilizei value; cottonseedhnlls
978 lbs., $1.12 fertilizer value;
lintels, 22 lbs., - 0.03 fertilizer
value. There would be some
additional agricultural value in
the furnishing of organic mat
ter for decay, but this is n6t
large when we consider that 15
bushels would furnish less
a good peavine stuble. We ot6
from the figures given that
of the fertilizing eleme'ts are
contained in the .pertion .that
goes to make up the meal.
The present selling price
$17.00 per ton and the rate o6t'
exchange is about 1400 lbs.. o
meal per ton. The value of this 7
meal reckoning it as 2-7-1 1&
16.36, but it must be
-bered th c
mercial values are not madeing
to represent retail prices, but to
show values which are relalae
among themselves. Taking tbhe
selling price of iteal as;*
$25.00 per ton, then, 1100 lbs.
would cost $17.50. If the swap;
amade-some of the-seedshooil
be sold out-right to -purhS
acid, phosphate and potashVt .
mix with the meal. For infor
mation relative to mixind. ferti ~
lizeis at home, write for B iie
tin 150 of the S. C. -Expt.. Sta
Per Ben G.-Field.
Solicitor Bonhants Report.s
In his annual report to th
Legislature. whichr will be pre
sented when that body meetson
January 9th., SolicItor Procter
A Bonham of the judicialci
cuit, shows that during theyer
1911 'a total 'of 139 of the
persons brought to
were acquitted. During' the>
year 5 cases were dismissed.
Out of the number of .cased
brought to trial fifteen were for
murder. Nine of this numibeir
were found not guilty. four we
convicted and-two were dismis-3
The report of Solicitor Bonham
in detail is as follows:
Adultery, not guilty 2; gutlty
Arson, not guilty 2, gul
Assault with :intent, to
dismissed 1, nob guilty'9,
2. -
-Assault with in
not guilty 9, guilty.
-Breach of trust, not
guilty 2.
-Burglary and larcesY~
guilty 1, guilty 2.
tDisposing of property
lien not guilty 2, guilty 2.
Forgery, not guilty 1;git
Highway robbery, not il
0, guilty 3.
House-breaking and
not guilty 5, guilty 20.
Keeping 'bawdy houses,
guilty 0, guilty 2.
Larcency. not guilty 2, liy
aguilty i.

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