OCR Interpretation


The Pickens sentinel. (Pickens, S.C.) 1911-current, February 20, 1913, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067671/1913-02-20/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

THE ONLY ALL-HOME-PRINT INEWSPAPER jPUB-~RECRC~AIO H ~TOHR
LISHED IN PICKENS COUNTY U IN PICKENS
COUNTY SETOF PCESCOUNTY
HY EAT SPICE.LS IED TH
PUBLISHED WEEKLY Entered April 23, 1903 at Pickens, S. C. as second class mail matter, under act of Congress of March 3 SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1. YEAR
Established 1871-Volume 42 PICKENS, S. C., FEBRUARY 20, 1913 NUMBER 42
LAWMAKERS OF
SOUTH _AROLINA
PART OF MESSAGE IS STRICKEN
OUT.- COMMITTEE REPORTS
TO SENATE.
MANY BILLS INTRODUCED
The Judiciary Committee Considers
Only Legislative Matters in Con
troversy Between Senator Tillman
and Governor Blease.
Senate-Monday.
An executive session of 15 minutes
on Spartanburg appointments opened
the senate's session Monday night. The
calendar was cleared of uncontested
matter. Among the new bills intro
duced was one by Senator Laney, Sen
ator Banks and Senator Beamguard,
the senate committee appointed to in.
vestigate the needs of the State Hos
pital for the insane, providing for the
sale of the present hospital and its
removal to the State Park.
Another brief debate took place
when the McLaurin 6 per cent in
terest bill was called from the calen
dar and was adjourned until a fut
ure date. Several senators discuss
- ed the measure. Stress was laid on
the fact that the interest law in South
Carolina is not observed, and Senator
Verner thought there should be some
means of compelling compliance with
the present law.
House-Monday.
A substitute bill for the several
measures providing for changing the
:primary law was reported in the
touse Monday. The substitute meas.
ure will have the centre of the stage
when the house tak'es up the matte:
of canging the primary law.
bill to establish a fund from
which the state could grant life in.
surance and annuities to its citizens
is dead for this session of the gen
eral assemiy.
The house kiled the bill to increase
the salaries of state officers, justice:
of the supreme court, circuit judges
and member sof the general assembly
By a vote of 51 to 49 the house re
fused to pass the bill providing for
the registration of vital statistics with
the judges of probate.
Senate-Tuesday.
The Christensen bill to require the
Sling of reports by teachers, irinci
pals and superintendents of schools
was passed after being amended and
after considerable debate. Senator
- ~ Appelt led? a fight against a section
of the measure requiring private
schools to return reports, which re
stulted in a compromise.
* ~ Senator E~pps, Senator Hough and
Senator Crouch were appointed to
represent the senate on the joint com
mittee to investigate the Confederate
infirmary.
The senate for over an hour listen
ed with rapt attention to Senator Mc
Laurin explain the provisions of his
warehouse bilL The author of the
* bill does not wish it passed until it
has been given full consideration, In
as much as he expects it to be sc~
sweeping in its effects.
House-Tuesday.
By two votes the house killed the
bill to require editors of newspapers
and periodicals published in South
- Carolina to throw open the columns
of their journals on demand of any
and every one who considered .that
anything appeared therein had reflect
ed on his character or standing in the
community and providing a penalty of
a fine and $500 and imprisonment for
30 days for failure to print free any
communication which did not contain
* obscene langx~ige from the 'person
who took the trouble to write It and
- send it to the editor.
The appropriation bill was reported
ithe house last night. It carries a
'total of $2,092,524.01, an excess of
$98,846.06 over the sum appropriated
in 1912, but it Is claimed that there
will have to be no increase in the tax
levy this year.
Senate-Wednesday.
By a vote of 25 to 14, which came
an a test motion, the senate passed
to a third reading the Sinkler bill,
transferring the property of the Medi
cal College of South Carolina to the
* ~ state and establishing a state medi-.
cal college, following oppositiai
mainly on thle part of the finance
committee on financial grounds, and
after a spirited debate. The bill had1
already passed the house.
A number of new bills were intro.
duced in the senate.
House-Wednesday. .
Ha.5ng in any college in South Car
olina will become a misdemeanor
- punishable by a fine of not more than
$50 or Imprisonment for not longer
than 30 days if the senate passes
* the bill which the house sent to third
reading after a debate.
The house agreed to establish the
-John de la How Industrial school for
destitute childre'n in Abbev-ille coun
ty, between Abbeville and McCorm
ick, about four miles from the line of
the Charleston & Western Carolina
* raziroad.
* - The house refused to take the re
sponsibility of acting on the cotton
warehouse bill and continued it until
aext session.
Mr. McQueen of Marlboro spoke in
favor of his measure, drawn with a
view to obviating the flaws found by
the supreme court in a similar act
passed by the general assembly in
1912. A companion bill, introduced
by Senator McLaurin, is pending in
the senate.
Senate-Thursday.
Thursday's sessions of the senate
were of a tentative nature. Nothing,
so far as bills are concerned, was defi
nitely decided upon. The warehouse
bill was continued until next year at
this monings session; the Sinkler med
[cal college bill passed the body, but
the author moved to reconsider the
vote in order to substitute the house
bill later; and other bills were de
bated. .
The Rembert bill taxing water pow
ers was unfavorably reported in the
Senate. An unfavorable report was
also returned on the Weston bill
changing the child labor laws apply
ing to the cotton mills and making.
the minimum age for employment 13
years after 1914 and 14 after 1915.
The Carlisle bill providing compul
sory education for Spartanburg coun
ty was passed. The Weston bill to an
nex a part of Eau Claire was passed to
a third reading.
House-Thursday.
The house passed the appropriation
bill to third reading, after consuming
the major portion of the morning and
all the night session in considering
it. Relatively few changes were
made in the bill by the house.
By a vote of 77 to 26, the house re
fused to appropriate $2,000 for build
ing walks and driveways for rubber
tired vehicles arouna ther state house
provided the city of Cclumbia would
give a like amount.
The house refused to adopt --item 3t
A. W. Todd, $5,000" under the "mis.
cellaneous" section in the bill.
Senate-Friday.
The Weston bill to allow the city o;
Columbia to execute a mortgage o:
the South Carolina Agricultural anc
Mechanical society was passed over
the governor's head, this being fount
to be the only advisable way of set
ting the matter in view of the gover
nor's recall of his veto in the firs;
place.
Senator Sinkler substituted for hi:
medical college bill the Barnwel
house bill and this measure amendec
is now on the calendar of the senat<
with the status of a third reading bill
The Charleston delegation bi:
amended so as to include Richlant
among other counties in regulating
the division of dispensary profits tc
give the schools a larger share wai
passed and returned to the houst
amended.
'inc Richland delegation bill to an
nex a part of North Columbia ant
Eau Claire was passed by the senate
and ordered enrolled.
House--Friday.
The house, by a vote of -98 to 0
passed over the veto of the governo:
the act to authorize the State Agri
cultural and Mechanical society tc
execute a mo-tgage on its porperty t<
the city of Columbia to secure cer
tain bonds.
An effort was made to recommit or
third reading Mr. McQueen's bill tt
prevent hazing in colleges in this
state.
By a vote of 66 to 46 the house re
fuesd to recommit the anti-hazing bil:
and sent it to the senate.
The house voted down in short or
der the motion to recommit the Mc
Cravey compulsory school attendanct
bll and sent it to the senate.
The general appropriation bill, witI
the totals of its sections amended tc
conform to the changes made by the
house, passed third reading and wat
sent to the senate.
Senate-Saturday.
The judiciary committee of the sen
ate made its report on the contr-oversy
which early in the session arose be
tween the governor and Senator Till
man. The committee recommended
that so much of the governor's mes
sage on Senator Tiltman and the
press as did not pertain to legislativE
matters be stricken out and recoin
mended further, that the senator's let
ter in reply to the governor be noi
printed in the journal.
Senator Weston introduced the bil!
providing for the railway and boal
line to be constructed by the Coum
bia Railway, Gas & Electric company
in leu of completing the canal, and
it was referred to the judiciary corn
mnittee.
The Weston bill authorizing the
railroad commission to employ at
inspector at a salary of $1,800 and
$400 for tra'veling expenses to inspect
the roadbeds, rolling stock and gen
er-al equipment of the railroads oper.
ating in South Carolina was paused tc
a third reading.
House-Saturday.
The house received a special mes
sage from the governor, which said
that the favorably reported claim ol
James Henry Rice for $1,900 for ser
vices as chief game warden should
not be paid.
The house passed the following 1o
cal bills to third reading.
Finance Committee-To amend sec
tion 137, of volumne 1, of the code o1
laws of 1912, by striking out the words
"section 135" and inserting in lieu
thereof the words "section 36" when.
ever the same occurred in said section.
Mr. Dantzler-A bill to antharize
and empower Holly Hill school and
Branchville district in Orangebur
Dots From Easley.
Quite an interesting entertain
men t was given by the teachers
and pupils of the Easley High
school in the auditorium last
Friday evening for the benefit
of the library. A handsome
sum was realized.
Miss Sallie Watkins. of Green
ville. spent the week-end in
Easley with friends.
John T. Mauldin has been
quite sick, but is no v able to be
up again. We hope he will
soon be well again.
John E. Craig, a former citi
zen of Easley but now of South
Georgia. is in Easley on a short
visit. His many friends are
glad to see him.
-Joseph W. Shirley, of Plains,
Ga., was in Easley on business
this week.
Bob Price, of Townville, S. C.
was in Easley on business this
week.
F. Julian Martin, of Ander
son, was here on business this
week.
Miss Winnie Johnson leaves
this week for Newport, Tenn.,
to assist Miss Nettie Catlett in
her millinery work.
Mrs. W. C. Scott, of the Mt.
Pisgah section, visited in Easley
last week.
Mr. Way, State Sunday
school evangelist of the M. E.
church, delivered an address in
the Methodist church Sunday
morning and at Glesiwood at
night.
Col. and Mr. Stark. of Elber
ton. (Ja., airi vsiting their
daughter, -Mrs. H. E. Russell.
Mrs. Hollingsworth, is very
sick at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. R. F. Smith. Her
daughters, Mrs. Lancaster, of
Columbia: Mrs. M. F. Ansel,
of Greenville, and Mrs. Jones
Fuller, of Greenwood, have
been at her bedside. We hope
Mrs. Hollingsworth will soon
be well again.
Mrs. Brewer Stark, of Toccoa,
Ga., visited her sister-in-law,
Mrs. H. E. Russell, last week.
Mrs. Quinton Grandy 'and
little son, John Earle, of Green
ville, are on a visit to her par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Glaze
ner.
Mrs. W. A. Hamilton is quite
sick. We hope her health will
soon be restored.
Mrs. Mary Briggs, who suf
fered a slight stroke of paralysis
is ilproving.
There is more Catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and urstil the last few years
was supposed to b.e incurable. For a great
many years doctors pronounced it a local
disease and prescribed local remedies, and
by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable. Sci
ence has proven Catarrh to be a consti
tutional disease, and thereforo requires
constitutional treatm.'ent. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by. F. J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only Constitu
tional cure on the market. It is taken in
ternally in doses from 10 drons to a t'ea
spoonful. It acts directly en the blood
and mucous surfaces of the rystem. They
offer one hundrea dollars fo-' any~ caso it
fniils to cure. Send for -cruars and tes
timonil.
Address: F. 3. CHNY & C3., Toledo, 0.
Sold by Druggists, 7Ze.
TZake Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Cedar Rock
Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Jones werei
visiting at L. F. Smith's Sun
day.
Elijah D. Miller, of the Enon
section. was the guest of Joel
H. Miller Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bur
gess and li'tle dlaughlter, Etta,
srent the week-end as guests of
relatives in Anderson.
Mr. Hovie Singleton of Da
cusville was the guest of A. WV.
Singleton Saturday night and
Sunday last.
Messrs. L. F. Smith and H.
G ravson Miller attended church
at Cross Roads Sunday.
Mr. Homer Jones was visiting
friends in the Zion section Sun
day.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Free
man, from near Pickens, were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hor
ten Hunter recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter D). Mil
ir were visiting at Mr. Joel H.
Miller's Saturday.
Miss Jessie Bell McCollum
was the guest of Mrs. Joel H.
Miller recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar H ays were
visiting the former's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. N. Hays.
severail days last week.
Wedon Jones attended church
at Cross Roads Sunday.
Osborne Williams was visit
in ' J. Andrew Williams of the
\ inehmd section recently.
Mrs A. WV. Sinaleton and
chldren were visiting relatives
near We stminster recently.
J. C. Garrett of Norris attend
ed church at Cedar Rock the
Pickens Route 3
Sunday was a beautiful day
and I think everybody enjoyed
it.
Bro. Charley Anderson
preached an excellent sermon
at Salem Sunday morning.
Bro. Anderson is a good man
and delights in telling his hear
ers of "Jesus and His glory: of
Jesus and His love."
Ethelene, the little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs, Will Johnson is
quite ill. We hope for her a
hasty recovery.
Mrs. Sarah J. Gravley is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. L. W.
Hill, of Liberty route 3.
A. M. N. Gravley and family
visited at I. H. Watt's Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Garrison,
of Piedmont route 3, have been
on a y'sit to the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lollis.
Bertram Porter was in our
section and also attended
preaching services at Holly
Springs.
L. D, Gravley spent Sunday
afternoon with his uncle, L. B.
Gravley.
Mrs. F. E. Chapman and
children were the guests of Mrs.
L. D. Gravley's Sunday.
Mrs. W. M. Stewart and
little daughter, Edna, were
visitors at J. H. Carter's Sun
day.
The box supper at the Ha
good school house Friday night
was well attended.
F. E. Chapman visited in the
Pea Ridge section Sunday.
Farmer's Wife.
Miss Mary Henderson, who is
boarding at her grand-father's,
E. F. Looper, and going to
school is reported very sick at
present.
Paul Boggs, of the Eastatoe
valley passed thru this section
last week.
Last Frid:.y night an enjoy
able pirty was given at the
home of Mr. William Stewart.
Mr, and Mrs. Oscar Stewart,
of Greenville, are yisiting rela
tives and friends in this section
this week.
Misses Addie and Ressie
Stewart spent Sunda.- after
noon, with their sister. Mrs,
Claude Stephens.
Mr. Edgar Alexander, of
Greenville. is visiting home
folks this week.
Mrs, C. M. Gravley and chil
dren spent Friday night with
her mother, Mrs. A. E. Kelley.
I Farmer's Boy.
Pickens Route 1
IMr. J. W. Whitmire has
moved to his farm near Tabor.
Misses Maybell Stewart and
Lee Singleton w-ere the guests
of Mrs. Ernest Lewis last Sat
Small grain is looking fine in
this part of the country.
Mrs. Luther Freeman and
little son, Hubert, spent the day
with Mrs. Thomas Julian one
day last week.
Willie Lewis spent last Satur
(ay and Sunday with home
foiks.
Messrs. Eddie and Clarence
Bow-en have been confined to
their rooms for .several days
wit h grip. They are better at
this writing and we hope they
will soon be out again.
A Reader.
SCotton and (
WANT ED
Every farmer in Pickens cot
vest igate the Covington Hill Drc
most complete cotton and corn p
satisfied tha; you will agree w~
mtachine. It saves you seed. G
price of the planter at this day a
vou save in getting your crop to
mid veryi' strong. Can be run al
T he macI(hine is ablsolutely gua
monev refunded. ~We have a si
an will take great pleasure min
tm in,>W ar also taking order
If you are interested it will pay
pice before buying. Most of
this machine in the Southern C
own mind that the machine is t
time. Remem1
Pickens Hi
Groce
Local Items.
J. W. Hendricks'spent Wed
nesday in Greenville on business.
Mrs. C. N. Harris, of Dan
ville, Va.. is the guest of Mrs.
B. H. Attaway.
.'iss Christine Keasler, of
Piedmont, is visiting her sister,
Mrs. T. A. Seawright.!
The younger set enjoyed -a
Valentine party last Friday
night at the home of T. M.
Looper.
Joseph A. Holder, a good citi
zen of the Oolenoy section, and
his nephew were in Pickens
yesterday.
Ed Bowen has been quite ill
with lagrippe. Miss Nellie
Grandy has been filling his
place as teacher in the school at
Mile Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Hester
entertained on last Friday night
in honor of the Draper men,
who have been putting machin
ery in the Pickens cotton mill.
Bristow Christopher, who for
sometime has been with Lips
comb & Russell in Greenville,
is now traveling for J. G. Dod
son Co., Atlanta. It will be
gratifying news to his friends
here to know that he is making
good with a rush,
We are requested to urge the
boys who wish to join the Pick
ens County Boy's Corn Club to
send their name to Prof. R. T.
Hallum or T. A. Bowen, Pick
ens. S. C. We hope there will
be a large number this year.
It is a great thing.
M. C. Smith returned last
Wednesday from New York
and Washington, where he had
been on business. The ther
I mometor registered ten degrees
above zero while he was in New
York. He says the people there
must be behind with every
thing from the way they were
moving around.
'Squire A. S. Porter tried his
first case Monday since his new I
appointment as magistrate here,
and greatly distinguished him
self. Rich Goldman, colored,
was charged. with slapping a
negro girl in the face, and
although he plead guilty lawyer
Keown so ably defended him
that the jury returned a verdict.
of not guilty.
Josephus H. Newton, -f Pick
ens, has written and had copy
righted a book which he calls
"Book of Record' and Brief
Famil y History." The book is
so arranged as to have blank
spaces for each family to write
certain facts about themselves
and their ancestois, making an
interesting famii ly history when
properly filled out. These books
properly filled out now and
handed down to future genera
tions will be of untold interest
and benett. It is the first book
~of its kind ever written, and
Mr. Now-ton is to be congratulIa
ted on his achievement. He is
now securing agents for his
book in the larger cities. An
edition of 2000 copies is just off
the press. The book is nicely
bound in cloth and sells for fif by
cents a copy.
Preaching Days at Enon
To accommodate the pastor,
Enon church will have preach
ing this year on Saturday be
fore the fourth Sunday at 11
a. in., and on the fourth Sun
day at 3 p. m. Everybody in
ited to all of these services.
[GTON
~orn Planters.
nty to come to our store and in
pper. We believe we have the
anter on the imarket and we are
ith us when you examine the
entlemien ti-is alone is worth the
d time. Then figure the time
a stanid. The machine is light
ywere that other machine can
~ranteed to give satisfaction or
~mple planter on our floor now
bowing you the machine at any
for planters for Spring delivery.
you to see our planters and get
ou farmers have been reading of
itivator and are satisfied in your
e proper one to use at the present
ber the place.
trdware and
ry Co.
Jurors for Next Court
Court will convene in Pickens
;he fourth Monday in February,
?4th. There will be a great
leal of civil business, but not
nany criminal cases.
The names of the jurors fol
ow:
Grand Jurv-J. McD. Bruce,
W, A. Boggs. J. N. Morgan,.
.nthony Baker, Elias Day, J.
R. Lathem, John T. Foster, B.
E. Williams, J. F. Williams,
3. L. McWhorter. T. R. O'Dell,
41. M. Holder. J. D. Simmons,
W. E. Hill, E. B. Richardson,
T. T. Powers, J. P. Robinson,
F. E. Stewart.
Petit Jurors--Sam H. Bowen,
[ohn L, Looper, E. M. Gilstrap,
F. M. Rampey, J.H. Brown, J.
Abner Chastain, S. D. Young
)lood, Sam C, Boggs, M. L.
oggins, A. T. Fortner, J. A.
Williams, C. Q. Clardy, E. 0.
fauldin, Julius M. Martin, D.
A. Allgood, R. D. Christopher,
W. E. Hendricks, J H. Bolding,
F. T. Taylor, E D. Breazeale,
?.B. Morgan, Jr., D.B. Finney,
). H, Williams, J. E. Knox, A.
. Edens, J. S. Wilhon, Jr., W.
i. D. Rigdon, J. E. Parsons,
tIcD. Muphree. D. P. Garrick,
.1. W. MoAlister, F. E. Farr,
F. W. Neal, R. B. Lumpkin.
VI. M. Billingsley, R. L. Axex
mnder.
Roper-Keith.
One of the most enjoyable
)ccasions that has occurred in
he Orlenov section for some
:inie .vas the marriage of Mr.
3. M. Keith to Miss Oliye Roper
)m February 1('. 1913.
About 2 o'clock p. m. a few
>f the most intimate friends of
the bride and groom began to
asemhe at the home'of-t-',
bride's parents. At 2:25 to the
sweet strains of a wedding
narch rendered by Miss France:
Jones, the happy couple were
ushered into the hymeneal
altar preceeded by Mr. Earle
Keith, Miss Irene Hendricks,
Mr. W. T. Chastain. Miss Bes
sie Jones, Mr. James Anderson
nd Miss Alma Jones. In the
presence of the above narne
ouples and the immediate fan
ly of the bride's parents, the
bappy couple were placed in
he center of the altar. Over
hem hung a large bell of ever
;reen and white ar ificial
towcrs. Rev. W C. Seahorn
then in his most graceful man
aer performed the the ceremony
which joined Mr. Keith and
MIiss Roger into the boiy bonds
>~flmatrimuonv. Tm med iately
fter the ceremonyV the~ guests
were ushered into the (ilninig
room where the table was load
ad with all kinds of djelicious
refreshments. At 4 p. m. the
bappy couple, amid a shower of
rice and old shoes. left for the
home of the groom's parents,
where a grand reception await
ad themi. The bride is a charm
tg daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.
A. Roper. The groom is a~n
accomplished son (of Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. M. Keith. The
groomn is to be congratulated on
winning such a fair helpmeet
and the writer joins with their
many friends in wishing~ them
a long and happy life.
A Sure Remedy
For Lazy Liver
Go to Pickens Drug Co. for
this Safe Reliable Remedy
and Get Your Money Back
if it Fails.
Th-re are very fe': r.'meies th-r gain
tie confidence of druerst as Ddo'
Lver To!ne doe's. Pick.e Drug C
slls it and baLnks up too s..ie of e~very
lat the price vill bie rfundedl~ if it
fai: t . :ive e. :p!9te C athsfaction.
L,1s1*Liv..: me osts i-Oc a bottie
It is t i- s iest aid lost remedy for
to pid .cer. cvn.-upationl, biliousness
etc.. thi has -v.-r been egld in this
city. It tays thLIe plac of dangerou:
d'oe of ea'.na- ofitn doM. A I o'.tI
mn the h;.us> is as- go). I a' fifty emi
ir. the banLfk. If yo~u ir 'Mur fa~udh
need a liter t mtin you have the~ m-d
icine reasdy. If i:- fails you get you
mon.ey back.
Be sure you g.y Dhds'). Liver Ton
when youi ask for it
CASTORIA
For Ihfarits and Children.
The Kind Ysu Have Alwajs Bsughl
CORN SHOW CLO5ES
FIFTH NATIONAL CORN EXPOSI
TION I-S A SUCCESS FROM
-EVERY VIEWPOINT.
OF GREAT VALUE TO SOUTH
Many Exhibits Showing The Progress
of Rural Life Development-How
it Will Help Farmers of South Car.
olina-Exposition School.
Columbia. - After affording the
farmers of the state a three weeks'
liberal education, the fifth National
Corn Exposition closed its doors.
From every viewpoint the exposi
tion must be considered as a success.
The attendance was most gratifying
and the advertisement given South
Carolina, by the fact that the biggest
agricultural exposition in the country
was held within her confines, can not
be measured in terms of dollars and
cents.
But the most permanent good done
the state was the awakening of the
farmers of South Carolina to a real
ization of what systematic and scien
tific agricultural methods can accom
plish, and the theories demonstrated
as practicable at the.Xorn Exposition
will doubtless be incorporated into
the internal economy of thousands
of this state who owe their living
directly to the soil.
For while nominally a "corn expo
sition," everything appertaining to
modern agriculture had a place in
the building. South Carolina, too long
a one-crop state, was given a chance
to perceive what diversification of
crops really means.
The exhibits were of the highest or
der, 24 states sending the choicest
products of their fields for the in
spection of the exposition visitors.
The exhibit of the United States gov
ernment of agriculture was the most
e'borate ever sent out by the govern
ment.
The importance o e expostlion
was realized by the leadin men o
the nation, and its great aid in
thering the cause of scientific agricul
ture was recognized in the visit of
'James Wilson, secretary of the agri
culture of the United States, and of
the entire agricultural committee of -
the national house of representatives.
Industries allied to farming held
important conferences in Columbia
during the term of the exposition.
The American Breeders' Association
held its annual convention in LeConte
College at the University, the Amer
ican Berkshire congress convened at
Columbia and the annual meeting of
the South Carolina Live Stock Asso
ciation was held in connection with
the exposition. The show of the
South Carolina Poultry Association
was held here.
The midwinter conference of the
National Farmers' Union was attend
ed by President C. E. Barrett and
other officials from every state in the
South.
The National Corn Exposition prob
ably marked the gr.eatest ~gathering
of men and women in the United
States who are working for the bet
terment of agricultural conditions and
the improvement of rural community
life.
Several hundred young boys and
girls, members of the corn clubs and
tomato clubs, who, had won prizes for
proficiency in agriculture in 12 South
ern States, were the guests of the ex
positfon during the first week. These
young prize winners attenled the ex
positicn school of instruction and
were taught lessoais that will be in
valuable to them in their after life.
ISouth Carolina New Enterpriscs.
Columbia.-The secretary of s.tate
has issued a commission to the Cen
tr-al Drug Companay of Spartanburg
~wth a capital cf $12,000. The offi
cers are Isaac Andrews, president; G.
deFoix Wilson, vice president; R. E.
Kibler, secretary and treasurer. A
charter has been issued to the John
sonville Hardware Company with a
capital of $10,000. The officers are:
S. B. Poston, president; C. C. Rich
ardson, vice president; W. P. Gener
Iette, secretary, and Arthur Rogers,
treasurer.
Compulsory Education
Last Wednes<,ay was a red
letter day in Columbia for Pick-.
ens county. One of our repre
sentatives in the legislature put
thru a compulsory education
Ibill-the first in the history of
the state, and one that was
thought to be impossible. But
Mr. McCravey, with energy and
ability, won for the state and
Icounty a victory which will
grow brighter as the years go
bv.
This is considered the most
important piece of legislation in
South Carolina in several years.
and it is thought will pass the
senate.
A dispatch from Columbia
says: "Representative IMcCrav
ev is receiving many letters of
c'-ngratulations.from all sections
of the'state upon the passage of ,
his compulsory education meas
ure, He made a hard and able
Ro-ht for the masure."

xml | txt