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FROM AN AMBUSH.
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VCry Ugly CrI11o ComIll itted-1i1d Illooi
ila ExiIteul 1i1tWeen tIhe ViCtimk Inlti
Somoof I 1Nuigbb,r"-The Details.
(Spoecial to The Stato.)
White Rock. July 17.-One of tho
ugliest, crimos that over disgraced
this county was coi unitted last Sat
urday afternoon in die Piney Woods
section, only about half a mile from
the Newberry line. Mr. Pat Bowers
of that section was shot from am
bush and instantly lulled while trav
eling the public highway in the
peaceablo pursuit of his business.
The details of the dood aro not
well known to the public. Mr. Bow
ors was alono in his buggy, coming
home from Little Mountain. When
about half way, about 2 o'clock in
the afternoon, threo gunshots were
beard, half a mile across the county
line, on the Lexington side. A no
gro nearby heard some one exclaim,
"0, Lord!" -fastening in the di
rection of the voice, he found the
lifeless body of Mr. Bowers, riddh.d
with buck-shot. His slayers 1had
flod. Somo of the shot had hit the
horso, which ran away and tore tho
buggy to pieces.
This is about all that is positively
known about the killing. It is sup
posed that threo persons did the
Mr. Bowers was somewhat of a
charactor. There has been bad blood
betwoon him and som his neighbors
for nearly a score of years. le, has
constantly boon in law suits. le
has boon convicted in the courts of
different offensos. A terrible state ol
feeling developed. At least twico lio
was forbidden from sending his
children to the public school of the
community. The foud went into the
church, and at times Satan seemed
to be turned loose. About two years
ago a saw n-ill in the immediate
community was burned. It was re
built; but, last Thursday night it,
too, went to the flames. Saturday
following the killing from ambush
occurred. It will be loft to the
courts to go more into detail in
Mr. Bowers wis a mni of some
means, was about 50 yeara old and
loaves a family.
Chapin, July 1 ('.--Ono of the
most blood( ecurdIinog honucides that
has ever boen committed in this sec
tion occurred nmear here yesterday
aban't 2 p. mi. Th'le victim was Mr.
WV. P. B3owers and1 the murderer, or
imurderers, are unknown.
It seems that Mr. Bowers had
been to Little Mountain to get a
b)uggy he had at the repair shop, and
was on his wvay home. When he
got within a mile or so of home soe
sneakmng enemies fired upon him
from amblush, l iteral ly riddling himi
wit h shot, and the supposition is th at
(death was instant aneous.
Mr. Bowers was about 40t or 50
years of age, a good, prosperous
farmer, and a good citizen. Hie
leaves a wife anid seven children.
Hlis funeral wvas conducted at St.
Poetor's church by Rev. A. 1?. Beck
this afternoon at ~3 o'clock and the
remains interredl in that grave
Mr. WV. HL. Sholley, whose 1home1 is
at Little Mountain, was in the city
last night and told of a horrible
homicide that occurred twvo miles
from the village of Little Mountain
last Saturday about 1:30 p. m.
T'hi murdoredl man was Mr. Pat
Bowers and his mlurdoerer is at hpres.
ont unknown. Mr. Bowers had been
to the village to attend to his Satur -
daiy purchases. Having finished
these, he got in his buggy and1(
started ho110me aont I o'clock in the
An hour later Mr. Tireck, whlo
lives four miles from Little Meoun
tain and very near' Mr. Bowers, saw
his neighbor's horse running (down
the read with a munch battered buig
gy. Suspecting som(e misfortune to
have happened to his frind,h has-n
tily sddled his own horso and wvIt
to find him.
Ito had hardly gono a milo whon
ho c1m11 upon the mangled and
blooding corpse, which ho recognized
to bo that of Mr. Bowors.
The body was torn by three gun.
shot wounds which had rent almost
ovory portion of his body. Two
mpty shos were laying by the sido
of tho woinded man. The fiondish
murdoror had evidently como for
ward to whore the body lay and
fired a third timo from his double.
barrolod shotgun, to bo doubly sure
of his victim.
Tho neighborhood wits 0oon
aroused and many mado diligeint
soarch for the assassin, but up to
this timo he has nA, been found, al.
though soveral are suspected.
Mr. Bowers leaves a wife and sev
oral children. Ho was a thrifty
farmer and %was generally popular,
althotigh it is svid ho had some eno
mies in tho coilinlilitv. The r.e
mains wer buried at Piney Wood
chureil Sunday afternoon.
DtOW'N111 IN niIG SALUDA.
Youin a R aan Siely nomt-g 1im ife Nvar
S i pm 1) nmam)10 Fu(9 ry.
(Special to ''ho State.)
Etirodge, July 17.-On last Sat
urday it aboult. ( 'lock p. in., Rahn,
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Shealey,
was alecidentally drowned ill b1g
Saluda river, near Simpson's ferry.
Rahn, his father and a few others
woro in the str(aml. It is supposed
the utifort tllato 11111 Could not swim.
He was carryiit : the sach of fish
swung from his shoulder aind got a
little distance froin the other partivs
in deep water with his clothes and
shoes oil. Thns he hwis drowned.
His father got to him before Ie was
drowned to t iry and sav him, but the
young man seized him and pulled
him under the water a time or two,
coming very near drowning him
It wits somo time before they could
find him and got him out' of the
water and those present ind th
nearest physician did aill they could
to bring him back to life, but to no
avail. The young man wais 18 or 19
yoars of age, and was one of the best
young men of our section.
The funeral services were held it
St. Mark's ciirch Sunday, the sr
vices being conducted by the Rev.
0. B. Sholarouse.
TO MEET IN NEW ORILANS.
CoItton (Growiersm' Conmvemntion Asseaiubles2
Them're a inaetemanbler.
Atlania, Ga., .July 17.-The au
thlorities at thle State department of
agriculture anlnounlced today that it
had been dlecided to hold( the Cotton
Growers' Convention, which has boon1
talked of for 80om1 time, att Newa
Orleans ablout t he first of September.
The (late waill be decided upon1 iat the
niext meeting of thIe Georgiat Agri
cultural Society in August. Th1e
conlvent ion has been calledl for a bot.
(or untderstainii ig amlong lanlfters
and dealers as to at more profitablle
hlandling of the crop, especially ias
nal1 today says5 it hits bhen sulggested
that at cotton trust sho'ld be formed
for the prot'ctionl of tho~se initrestedi
Wm iouat l)ebay.
(The Stitto 10.)
Waish inigton, Ju lly 1 $.- 'Te board1
of nitval chiefs deccided att their meet
ing todaty to comp)letely reoit the
criuser Buiflalo as a natval t itansport,
at a cost of about $70,000. This
ship was bought from the Brazilian
goverorntnent iat the time of tie waar
and was commionly known as it dyna
mite cruiser. She has not proved
all thlat was expected, however, 1and(
it seemed dlesiratblo to transform her
into a transport from thte Phlilipino
Th'le board atlso finally confirmed
then planlts for tile six p)rotected
cruisers, andi niew circulars will b)0 i.i.
suied ats Ic them11 including tihe feature
of a two-inch protective rinckr
MALT TONIC QUESTION
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENEAAL itEN
DEICs AN OPINION.
Jurle W1il Hiave to Decicle Unir Certulas
Circuustimea-Whothor such Ton1v
are 1leyeriaes or MildleineA
Assistant Attornoy General in
ter today rondered his opinion in re
feronco to the malt tonic question.
various brands of which are sold by
drnggist in the Stato. A numbor of
81ampI)L34 we;ro submith-d to Dr. 131r
lie, 1110 StatO 0hem1ist, and his anal
yses shows that there is from throo
to six por cont. of alcohol by voluime
in tho preparation.
Mr. Guiter, in his opinion, quotes
that sections of the dispensary law
wNhich rofers to the amount of aleco
hol in beer, etc., which brings such
preparatiois uider the ban of the
law, 1111d goes oi to say that whether
or not these n.alt preparations are
ised ts intoxicatinqg beverlges is it
question cf fac" which a jury must
H' holis thA I alcohol inl these
proparittio0s is not thle principal in
grodient, but i, s:mply used in con.
noctioll it h oiher ingmreieits to pro
sorvI 11em anld ot herwiso make them
it partiuilitr imdicine, then t heso pro
prittiois aro iot under the han of
law. li other words, if ialt tonics
are medicines, lien they can be sold
If Soine peoplo use as intoxicating
boverages it jury must decido whether
they are so used or not. It is not in
the province of the legal department
of the State to pass on that. question.
Mr. Gunter's opiinion quotes free
ly on I he general laws on intoxicating
liquors and shows that ho has given
the question munch study. But it is
a point involving a question of fact,
which is a diflicult one to definitely
The Stato Board of Control may
take some action next month and it
may be that some case may be
brought up so that the whole ques
tion may be judicially passed over.
CASH IEIt STEA LS 8100,000.
One of New Jermey's 01dent Hank@ Clometo
Now York, July 1-.-The Middle
sox County Bank, at Perth Amboy,
N. J., has closed its doors. The
cashier, Edward M. Valentine is re
ported missing with $100,000 of the
bank's money. The president of the
bank, U. B. Watson, informed the
p)olicO of Perth Amnboy last night of
the condlition of affairs, and reported
that Valentine had not 1)0en seen
since Monday last. 'rho details of
how the mon01ey was converted or mis
approp)riatted are not known. Ex.
poert accountants are at wvork on Val
entine's hooks, and until they finish
their work the amount of the short
age cannot b)e accurately stated.
Cashier Valentine had been in the
employ of the ban11k several years.
He was consid,-red a man of stondy
habits, and lived withI his family in
P~erth Ambhoy. His family consists
of a wife and two or three chiild1ron.
Hie is under -it) y'ears of age. Mrs.
Valentine and the ch ild ren are under
stood1 to ho at Ocean G rove.
IlThe Perth Amboy bank was estab
ished about twenty-live years ago,
and wa'ts consideoredl one of the oldest
and most solid banking institutions
iln New Jersey. Thoj~ failure of the
bank to open1 its doors for business
today dlreow a large crowd to thle vi
ciiy andi the police wore employed1
to preserve order.
The chief of poli1cC of Porthi Am
1)0y is authority for the statement
that Cashier Valent inc's defalcation
amlounits to $ I10,000. Sonic weeks
ago Valentino took his family to
Ocean Grove. lie spont E -nday
there withI his family, andi when last
heard of on Monday left Ocean
GIrove as it is supposed to go to Perth
Amboy. Ho did not get off the train
at Perth Anmboy, bult continued on to
New York. In this city lhe cashed
checks amounting to between $3*,000
and $5,00 at the Park National
Bank, with which the Perth Amboy
bank t ranlsaicted busi ness. The caishi
icr wais v'ery well known at tihe Park
J , ssO t. -
11 lwe It CiI(f Im.ti. 1-I St lon 1n.
NU441 the Comi-lmulary by (OreIr 4r oth
(The State, 16.)
Tho rosignation of W. N. Blahr,
chiof dispensary constable, wats pub
Iishod the other diy. Constablo
Bahr se1ms to havo dovoted his vlvir
givs to broaking up stills mII the
country, and geunerally sust ailned tho
reputation being a failliful oflicial,
but it,:is ilf ilmitod that he is not likod
by tho adiiitra.tionl.
Constablo sl.llors lis benl ap
pointed chiof to succood Mr. 3alir,
aind Constablo S. T. llowio has boot)
mado chief constablo in Mlr. Sellers'
placo. Tho lat tor will havo charge
of the oraltionl. inl Charlostonl.
Chief Clerk .lHarris has isstied a
circlir lette m ciationing the chief
Stalto conlstabies to bowalro t of actingy
too hostilo lit ltes. Mr. Ita1rris
'"overiel c'lCSweOeN directs lim
to iistruct y ao ho very careful ill
raiding, with oI- without a warriant;
nlot to briak or lillitilato I'operty uin
necessarily. You tir1 not to illow
private residi liCs 01 Ioomis to bo
raided except. oil tho best, of ovidenco
that liquors :,re concealed thero for
illegal purpooes, and lwhen i( becones
leelssrlly to fic-arch Such privato
it must be dono in tho daytime and
houso aways with a warraint.
"All public !.1nces wohero uiors
tire known to ho sol o. stored illo
gally' shoiluld b raided frequently
and carefully itil tho nuisanco is
abated. T1ei 0 conviction of violators
of the law is mor1e important. thanl
eizilo of smlall quantitius of liquor,
and especiail efforts shouldl bo mado
to obtain convictions. Cases should
be pushed to a1s prompt a hearing as
possible boti in tho magistratos' aind
the circuit courts. You should keop
in correspondence with th solicitors
with whom you havo cases and learn
ats near as possiblo what constables
should attend the courts as witnessos
and thus avoid sending those who
are not needd.
"Use all dilignce in gott.ing good
strong cases and avoid crowding the
dockets with weak and trivial ones.
You will not interfero with the sal
of Ciders and bounce and liko soft
drinks inloss you find it producing
intoxication and the citizons of the
community Complaining of it 11 at
nuisanco. Inl such casos y)oU aro to
allow the goods to be shippod out
of the 4ta(O ind to 8e. that it- is
"'If you find that any3 corn ma uIke
or brands of I boss goods are cor'tiainly
intoxicating, you will have it sl'pod
out of the Stato, wherever"found 01n
sale, or ill ca13 the dealer' refusos to
(10 this, y'ou are to seizo0 it. lad ship
it to the St ato c ommtlissionier 1as here
tofor'o, giving on form I your realsonts
in full for tho seizuiro. Youi will be
careful to givo on all forms 1 1al1 the
facts and information that lead y'ou
to mlako seizor) 0. (Good1s 8fized0 will
b)0 returnled to 1 lhe owner byv the1 com11
missionier if yeou (10 not1 give good
ground(s for t ho seizure in 30Our re
"Avoidl uni leCessatry expense18, oX.
travagence will not ho perinit ted.
Teams1fl are to be hiroly when3 ab-ii11)
801lutoly neessary;l 3'inl prosecu11tilng
work knIown to bo nIeedled, and niot to
go Out ill seonich (of work only on tile
most reliab)lo informnatioll.''
(ThrgIle Stae, 19th311.)
BirminghIlim, Ala., Jnily 18.---A
large nulImer of ne(groes~ broulght
horo from (Georgia t.C) work iln tihe
places of stikrIs at thie I shkooda 0r0
minlos, are 1ma1king, thiei r way black to
Georgia the b est th11ey canl.
Th'l shootigo Sa trdlay night
hlas frightened a11 nmber of the
negroes, not withlstandoling pironises of
Th'lore were over I0 add 1((itionIal
st range negioe 0pu1lt to wvork ill the
mines at Ishkooda yesterda11y. TPhe
dalily output is about no0rmal now,
and if fur ther trouble can1 be0 kep)t
off for thie ne(xt two wveeks, it is b)e
lieved that tho entire strike will be
Work of Itt, i,ilRo EC<1,ut ilidera Com -
grems steld lb I titite 1 i .Lt I it
Ciiariolle, N. C.
Tl C.1"al'lot to Observer tmininariz.
ilg the work of the recent .Road
Builders' Congress and instituto hold
it. Charlotte, Ju11ly I1. 14, says:
Th roa-ilers Congress anIld
instituto Which ha11s boon inl sossionl
here this week inld wIhi(Ih eided its
Work to day hast-I boee it notablo gith
erm lmativ respects. Muhell of
ie suceos (f O.o voigress is atIib
utablne to t h:eirgetic work of 'rof.
J. A. llin-. 1%tato veologist of
North CaVrolina, who hits beenl fml iis
still doing a great, work for the ut
terial devolopment, of North and
South0 Caolilna, as well as tho wholo
souith, inl directing" tho intelligent
c0nsidorntio lill this timo of a prob
lei whic I S Very lei tho wholo
(illostion of tho idl(lstrial develop
iment, of the Simti.
Thm congress Just vinded waIS enliod
for the pur11-poso of training rold
bmidvirS inl tho particularll problems
of roadl colstirulction, ahVays having
in view the wis..st adli best expemdi
turo of evory dollar of road funds
ay ounuility may alIve, the bvest
advantag4% for Ivsting andI perimanent,
'e: I lt s.
A ConvenVition Called with suIchI a
pui1rposo could not well bm barrell of
results. .Evory section of Nort h
Carolinal Which is now doing anly
goo(d rowI:11 builI ng, a1s well as man
sections of So0h Carolina, had rep.
r'tavt s aitt lthis congress, thus
manifesting thla it progressivo and
determined spilrit is Ithroaid. .q.
pocially wvill this ippalr imoro fully
wlenl it is riemilembered that Chester,
Nowherry, Greenville, York, Edge
field, Anderson, alld other Soth
Carolina counties, its well its such
ropresentativo North Carolina com-.
mnunities as Cabarrus, Ashoville, Mor
ganton01, Gulilford, Staltesvi Ile, wil
muingtonl, 1,8ur1lington,f Fa01yottovillo,
Trl)oro,\ i deisloro,fiorsytlb, Grns
boro, Salisbury, Orango, Haywood,
Rowin, Guilford, Biuncombe, Iredoll
woro representod ill the congres.
Tlhese comninunitio practically in
cludo all the sections of the Caroli
ilts which aro nlow giving attoltion
to the cont-truction of modern public
In this Conlectionl, it. ma1ity not be
luniss to spleak it word as to the per
soinel of I hm congress. J.yory mill-,
her of it manifest<O the most intenso
interest ill tll the sessionls of tle inl
siti Ote.) Ths l1nen 1w1r1 ati l praci
galgod ini the work of roiad conist rue
tion, and hence wht the 1? aw and~ 11(
leatrned heo this w~ok mu lst tell for
greatt indusfltiail goodl. Thait'sc
mhon as Geneiral R~oy Ston1( and( I Mr.
M. O. Ehlrlidg0, of the Agricult urial
D)epartmient, Wa'shiington, D). C.,
were o it.rested in t hiis meetin and111
at tended it and1( by thir coun sel iandl
kniowledlge aid ed its work, is signili.
cant. IRoad (nginleers, cour.ty coin
mii ors, ro adI superv1Wisors,~ street
super'1intenlden:t, ~ottonl mill meno aind
numy113 other d (1. ply13 inite(restedi iI lhe
pe'rson nelI of thei road -bui ldersi' inisti -
tuito0. AllI th1'e' sa1w miodorriH cill.
tilie road bmlinig iln actuail pro(greiss
imdit werei sturprisedl to leatrnt that
thle peopl~ o of this commun1lit.y w%ere
so) itbsoluitely a unit in favor of the
systein nowiv ini OJ)eration here, itg ge]|
as a unit, inl favor of the taix which
supportious itd inftrUhers sutch road coi
i rnet ion1.
Th le ssonio be11 learnedi it,. ani ill.
slitut o11(f th!is kiind atre wonthly of
niote. For iinmanlice, it wats the1 unanti
iious opuimion of atll t hait t hi salvat
t ion of t he S '1uhI lies ini bet tor high.
waiys ats at ruiOans (if inter-coijonieren
itnd Oinsier buIsmeOSs relat iors amlong
the pele; thiit the buliling (of per.
iianentt stonoe roadsli eveni in smiall
~ot1untiesq should( bt at purpnjose iIve(r
kep t in thle ~inin ds of aill, thiough t.hat
wVork ini mantiy cases0 miulst ber neces.
sari ly slow at first. All wore i mn
crossedl, too, wi ih thle groatt imp or
Caneco of the proper re- localtion of atll
imiportantit roads1, so ats to give them
gradles not (exceeding 4 per cnlt ; also
wit.h the fattof the groat IimpJortnco
of havinag the malcad(emiz/inlg iand re
lOcattioni of all roads (dono1 under'i the
most compDolent anpervisionn Ivry
body Wats Convinced, by th actual
obsorvition of tho mistikes Meckleni.
burg hand onlco mnadoe, of tho folly of
goiIg to anly oxiwi'so to ma111cadmlli.
iiproporly located roads, thus. at
grolt. cost, pixlt tuit ting Something
which will bo i hindralev to vasy
Comnicmiition among tho pooplo for
ill thill. It was igreod. too, that as
rapidlly as possiblo tho old labor sym.
tvill 1l1list o Ibandlolled its 11 1just
alnd ilwiliieit, anid solli l Systeml of
working tho public roads by taxation
sulbstitutod for it systvilm wllich halts
impodh'd aill polrnit'.lt rolud impr.: Vo
nionllt for 1l1ere tan a. volitury.
Tho resolutiwon of tho congres fia
Vorablo to tiho usho of broad tiros and
tho ostablisliment of St ito highwiy
(0111illissiolls to fill1lier niodolr- rolad.
bilding, as %%eIl as tih(' r4solultions
urging tho abolition of tihe presvint
sNVstelll of \hoill" Iho coleivyjets ol
Stitte fari s Isail u rillsferriIIg (lth i t)
the public roatl, thus stablishing ia
systelli (if State ai<d li lerIt11ivilt
stono roadb bulin, wvoro highly
Crtlditablo anld along thm lin1o of thet
bust thought ilativo to highway ilm.i
On Sept. (.i llext poldo will daite
11hvir. lett alicei tll pwopho but i
la1*ge 1111t1iber-9- I t 1t0.1.
.low long will it o bofore at Simi
l:..r collolitiol of nnilibmrs OCCuI's
ild Iow oftol vill it oclcur ill tlo
twent ith nury oi mplrhas I- I 0I
might. boe iaccepted, andA 2.2 2'-'
1heIlilig CillithiIbs Ij%-y, Ii' ti2
Wolllhl certdainly be, s).
.1 14ro is llo i.o attitchtd( to t it
FI REME N ARE -.:-NTllt','.\AS-TlC,
A Totil e ii ave lt i ilt Itl , , t)f 11 i ..i m
MIaM4.1- waK Fikiy Alet e i l u lt't
leig l'leI M tl y NigIt!.
(Nows and Coutrior. )
ThI fir(aIIntj's tolrlaImenqt to 1e
hold a. ito o of Palins inl August
or Sopt,vmb(er was formally launchod
lit tho suppolr tldered the1( voluintumr
anld Vol uttoler- regular firomon at,
G1orm,an Artillory .1bal last night by)
Chivf Alurjoihoff. Ti supp r con
SiStod of diShPHS suit(IbO to a wM-11-111
Sununer101 night, ad th1o prosolnt vin
joyed tholmisolvvs iiiisv1y.
.Boforo tho Supper W81s Fservod i
bimsiless meevotiig of th Holso 10i
Associat it as ld ndl( tho tourn-tl
Imenlt Wats diseisod. It 11lot with
immdia10to and great approvail.
t hO idea an1d recliv< m"ri th in forn m
ti on tha a11i tolluunament w.ouild be4 at
temp11ted w..ithI CIin-ors. A commiiittoo,
lonist intg of Messrs41'. .1loillt, Ste(en.
(c<mtfor withI theto o(f Pailmsi manif
aigement aind that of theo Com,oli
daitd as151 to the( a1rranigolments1, ote(., it,
theIo ( of IPa(lms1. It was stae by(1I 3
11r1'sident .Jlhn P'. O' Nill that ho
hadli aleady talked( with1 'rl':,ident
Wilson)1, of I t SOltshoro Imoprove
men3ulrt.ompny, ad that MrJiol. ilon
oinlt dlesigna td by 13 th( Ii ronl, and14
aL plen t i ful 11 suply3 of wa''iter, withI the0
81am1o pressu81r0 at aill timets, w.ouild ho
No Iime11 wil! ho0 1ost itn getIiig out.
intvitaitioris to, all till 1h08( r'ool teams
ill Georgiai, North Ca~urolina anid
Son th Carol inai. Ant indlt0ucoet
ill )1 be 014holilot toi visitors itn till
shap11 (of ai saig 'xpensJo. TIlil,
inig 1e01, and1( it is prlopbosed to) Itvo
aill teams r11n with i o 8111ne reel,
ho08e andut piple to aviVd ih I141I rickl'ry
Not. only3 will is aI'.rranlgemenilt rIn.
saIve the4 heavy' (expenses' i1180 glit. to
tranllsportaltioni of appaloratus1. InI a
rir.li Ilst, is thout, o (w111itho 8ood
curod11 to w.itn t he48411( li contsit the(
181(1 of Pahns.18, Pel'do liro( aileadly
flocking to that r(1sort from the(
State0s101 ment(ie abiove, and( inuduico
in 1t1he shapo1 of 1r(11 races and1( OXCuIr
83011 ratles, will paick till city, the
181lo of Palmsin anid Sullivant's Is8
Tho Wheit, ConvOntion.
There was a convention of wheat
growers at Macon, Ga., last week.
Throo prizes had boon offered for
best crops. 'Thle following extract
froim reports of the convotion will
interest the readers of The 1Horald
Ist vield onl 1 acros, $100 in
mod, W. 1). Walker, of spalding;
11-1 bushols anld 50 pouinds.
Second best yield ov .1 acres, $50
in gold, M1. E. Wilson, of Spalding,;
1:1' bulsh15 11n1(d -1' pounIdls.
hiird be'st yod onl -1 acores, $25 in
rold, Jesso M. Taiier, of Washing.
oi Couity; 18 1 biNhel-.
Bost yield on onoe acro, $25 ill
[rold, M1r. W. P. Walkor, of Spald
ing: 10 bushels and one polunld.
In this coiiilol, 110 imlatter Imoro
.1ntortaining or inlstructivo than the
relnurks of Mr. Walk.er, who won the
lirst. and the special prize, could be
lIl :aid lie had troulble to cut his
wieat. 110 had raised year ho bforo
ast lifty bushels por. acro Onl suvon
eOs. A Missourian said 1ho never
;Iw such What inl his State. lo
1nado twenty bushels of corn por
tero oin the silla 11nd. 1lto used tho
pur11-plo stramw whiet, (he seed of
wvhich his family used fifty yoars.
11 didn't got. to sow his prize whlieat
All (ih l6th of Decoiber, on Iccouit
) rain. Ho u aut lit, fifteen loads
J stablo imauro to tihie icro, and 3003
pollids or icid phospilitoI and 15
Ibshels of cotton Seed. Broko the
bind four or,flye inchos with a tcom
m0 Ilow. le ran ia drag over it iin
plltinlg it. Sowed th fertilizor
lid acid phospilit brolidclIst, and
rnomiasted t lie seed i Iitt lo over two
Iushels. Tho land would Imiako i
halo of cotton without fortilizer. It
was at cliay subsoil. lI11 Cut the whoat
oI Jun I d. Ho likes to SOw wheat
lifter fthe first, killing frost. Ho
'prinkles his seed with blustonole,
p1lverized. The witer is to bo hot,
poIred over thli sed. Ie washom
[Iho seed ili this way overy year. Ie
ases ia lirtor of i pound of blue
itono to a half gallon of water. Ho
1oesn't lot the ti(d soak. Ito just
pours the water over them. You
ei't grow whlieat successfully on
lerraced land, ho said. Ilis whoat
41-ows wlist. high. lii selectilig fiod
g1et full roulild grains. Ho slid that
yvar he lacked oIe rain of having i
(ood selisol. llo plowed ill his
whileat anlid iiani.0:f all together. Ho0
likes doop preparation of the land
bettter thanii the shallow, but didn't
gt ai chanilco to do t his whleni platiit
inug hiis pi ize) wheat.
M~ossrs. M%ooro & WVorshami sub
iitted ai t ranlscript of the aiccounft,
whlichu they keptd of their wvheat crop,
TFen Aeres of Wheat. Cr.
154) burlbels wheat at, 75.......$135 00
3 toils of str aLw a1t $8.............2.] 00
IIn b,ushiel seed whieait at. $1.... 10) (0
l 'r.eparinr landu andit sowing ~ .... )1 01)
II irvest i ng.................. ........I I0 0
$ 57 00
Wh ichu leave's ai iiot prolit of
I I.30). Ti's land1( should be0 cred
of .$et , wh i ch maiikes at pr.ofit of
Sl ~Il3 (on till prioduct of the
'TO W iC1.COM1 i iyggy.
U. H. Cou)as IN(o to Triest o-Ausntria's
t,blefr AchilrraI Aino.
TriSfesto, Jly I 8.---A<hLlison (. Hamr
ris, Uited St alos5 iinist 4r to Aust ro
li ungiry and1( Chlo s V. H1ord(1liska,
secrentaryi of the Arinoricanl legationi,
lihorg, ha1vt) ari ivod here to
groot A<hmiiradl)Dewey upjoni the O)lym..
jpia reaichinig this poinit.
V'iennaa, J1uly 18. --B-Iaroni von
Sp)annt, thie Auistriani chiief admiral,
has gonie to TJriosito to moot Admiral
Doewoy upjOni the latter's arrival.
Special dI ispaitches received 11011
annonlie thant Admiiral D[owey and
nino of hiis ollicors will go to Carls
bald to taiko Lilh) euro for gastrie