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SIGNS POINT TO AN OPEN WINTER.
Corn Husks Thin, Moss Is Even on the
Trees and Quail Shy of Feattiers.
[Indianapolis News ]
Marion, Ind. November 15.-The
corn husks are thin, the moss is
aboat even on all sides of the trees,
many quail are partially feathered
out and the late summer has been
unusually; wet. This is a sure sign,
according to the belief of the farmer,
who does : not depend upon the
- weather bureau, that the coming
winter will be an open one.
Among those who have studied
the signs of coming winter is Nich
olas D. Holman, of this city. Mr.
Holman has lived in Indiana for
sixty-three years. He located in
Grant County when most of the in.
habitants were Indians. There was
no weather bureau in those days and
the settlers were forced to watch the
signs. He is a close observer and he
is satisfied there will be but little ex.
treme cold weather this winter.
"I have never known a wet sum
mer to be followed by a cold winter,'
said he. "Last summer and fall
were unusually wet and I look for
nice weather the greater part of the
winter. They are always thick the
fall before severe weather. I cannot
explain why this is the case, but it is
true, as any man who takes the trou
blo to make an investigation will
"A few days ago I ran across a
covey of quail on may farm. They
were only partially featbored out.
Nature looks after her own. Had
reveroi winter weather been near at
l,and these young quail would not
have been here. They would have
I)e,n hatched out in time to have
boee. coveretl with feat hers to pro.
tect them from the Cold.
"Go with mne into the woods any
day antd I will show you that the
moss is about evoti on all tides of the
t rers. J nat, before a severe winter it
is heaviest. on the north side. I am
also unable to explain this, but, this
sign has never failed.
'Another reason I have for be
lioving this winter will be an open
one is the last two winters have been
severe. Usually the third is a mild
one. The fall of 1815 was the damp"
est I have ever known. In Noven
her there, was a little freeze. In Feb
rmttry the weather was as warm as it
is in M[ay. Vegetation began to
sprout anid the snakes and ground
hogs came from their holes. That
winter we had thle greatest epidlemic
of typhoid fever in the history of
Grant County. I wos attacked by3
the d1is1eas onl miy way to school. It
wvas so warm I threw myself on the
groundi(. This was in February.
MIany people in Grant County have
the typhoid fever now andl I believe
many more will have it before the
wvint"r is 'over.
'"The ground 5(qui1rrel is aniot her
goodl weather prophet. Let himn lay
in a large suplyl~ of nuta a,Jd you
tuny rest a.ssured thie winter will be
a hard one. Years ago, when ths
little animals were plentiful, they
wvonhll comie in droves to our eorn~
crnibs. NIlany ti nes, when gettiung up
woodl, I have choijpped into hollow
logs anid founid half a bushel of corn,
toget biei with beech and other nuts.
Wei manke buit few ids of that kind
now. The ground squirrels are: fev
aund far between, and a gray or fox
5qn1i rrel is a novelty in many piarts of
-rm: ('005 As A IT
og,, euiridicule the ground
nog' theory of cold weather, but I
havd a great deal of faith in the lit
tIe anuiual. The 'coon is also a good
prophet. Let either animal go into
his hole early in the winter and stay
thlere, then look out for cold weather.
The 'coon is a ltvely animal, and if
the wveather is mild ho is likely to be
up and doing.
'"When I first caime to Grant
County the most successful 'coon
hunter. was a man named Overholtz.
Ho never went out that he did not
return with game, while many of his
neighbors would be unsuccessful af
ter spending nights in the woods.
He finally' told me the secret of lisa
success. He had two or three pet
'coonis. WVhen they were lively he
kgwthe wild.- ones were also nmov
Ing around and he went after them.
W~,hoo his 'coons went into their
holes, he ..did not venture out, know
ing that he wonild bo upsucessful' in
"The . - farmer who watches the
report, to ,tell hims when to look for
of t st ', te?hetrtog of
the air s.and e4e. bakiug pf the
squirrels give warning of an. ap
prog at tri. ;The horses, oattle
ap a: dIsq l$addle together just
before a storm. '
"In the old days, when the cattle
would fail to come up in the evening,
I would usually find them in a
bunch, sometimes two or three miles
from the house. The intelligence
displayed by these animals is re
markable. They will invariably seek
an open place during a storm, fight
ing shy of trees, no doubt realizing
that danger is there.
ANIMALS IN A STORM.
"Many people remember the Fourth
of July storm which destroyed life
and property about twenty five years
ago. I had nearly one hundred head
of horses and cattle, and as they
were in a woods when the storm
came up, 1 expected all would be
killed. When the rain had stopped
falling I started out to search for
them. Trees were uprooted in every
direction, and I had difficulty in
getting. through the woods. I called
"Finally my voice was heard by
the animals, which had gathered in
a corner of the pasture away from
the trees, and such a noise I have
never hearl since. The cows bawled,
the horses neighed and fell over one
another in their joy at seeing me.
I did not have to drive them home.
They followed me in a bunch. On
the way we passed through a field of
green corn. They were so badly
frightened and so anxious to get to
the barn that they did not stop to
"Had these animals not realized
their danger they would have heen
killed. As it was, only one steer
was injured. The animal was caught.
under a tree and had a leg broken."
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New and Strict Requirements of Time
Pieces on Southern-Most Conductors,
Trainmen, Dispatchers. Etc., Will
Have to Buy New Watches.
'Tho Jersey City barber who
shaved eighteen men in eight min -
utes and seven seconds has temion
strated that he knows little of the
qualifications requisite for the con
ducting of a first clasa tonsorial par
lor. His ability to shave two menl
and a fraction every minute shows
remarkable technigne and skill of a
certain kind. So far as the dis
patches state, the eighteen hmben may
have been abaved as well as though
this lightning artist had taken fif
teen mintes to scrape~ t.he~ face of
each customer. But this is unim
po rtan t.
Aside from gr'tting shaved, which
is purely incidental, m-nr g,' to har
h)er shops for two essenmtial -purposes.
One of these is to re-ad throngh and
commuit to memory the jokes in the
copy of the last yearn's comic paper
which is inivarialy fonnd -ini "very
well regulated barber shop. That the
customer may have plenty of time
for this deloctable occupation the
barber should move with the, uitmost
dleliberation. The other anid by far
the moist importanrt object he has
ini view in visiting a barber shop~ is
to sequire iniformnation up[on such
varions and varied suibjects as the
ernit savant oif the razorr may9 h
tKa time have on tap
W,hat would bec',mie Athese two
r#.(iniiites4 in ji..sbands of a barber
w h aaved eighteen men in eight
minut es and seven secon ds? The
customer would hardly have time to
reach for the tattered copy of the
prized periodical before he would be
"next" and the, barber would be
hustling him into the chair. Then
there would come a few swishing
sounds, and in an instant more .he
would find himself paying the
charges and tipping the boy with
9ts whisk broom without having re
ceived a scintilla of enlightenment
on the great questions which agitate
the country. From the supposedly
unfailing reservoir of knowledge he
has received no words of wisdom.
The main purpose of his visit has
been frustrated. Mow can the cus.
tomner feel other -than that he has
boon cheated-that he has not, got.
the worth of his money 1' Clearly
the Jersey City shaver is not "wise
to his job." Hie might do well In
vaudeville, but he does not possess
thi-eesential qualities of a barber.
MUONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
I..loans on improved farm landa
at seven per cent. interest on
amoutst 6ver 'one thousand dollars,
and eight et cent. interest on amounts
lesta 1 000 .ong tie and easy
symnt hut un & uner
By3 et Jttary iave
(Special to News and Cnrer.)
Columbia, Nov. 17.-Ooaptroller
General Derham, in speaking about
the state's finances today, salid that
he did not know that he would have
any recommendations to make in his
report as to taxation, but the fact is
that the state will be behind in her
revenue, as-has been asserted before.
Mr. Derham knows one way by
which the state can catch up, but
there is little hope, that the legisla
ture will grasp the opportunity of
doing it, and that is to assess all
property at 100 per cent-its real
value. It is too much to expect
that, however, in view of the fact
that the legislature almost, annually
extends the time for paying taxes,
even at the reduced assessment. As
has been stated, the state will have
to borrow about $800,000 this year,
and this has been accumulating
yearly until it had reached that fig
ure by reason of the large and extra
appropriations made. Had it not
been for these appropriations and
had about the usual appropriations
been made the past two years, in
stead of borrowing money, by 1904
the state would start out with enough
to pay all expenses and would have
to borrow none. $ut as the appro
priations have been made the state
is behind and there is no way out of
it yet suggested that is practicable
except to raise the assessment. At
100 per cent assessment Mr. Derham
says the levy could be reduced to
three mills and then there would be
plenty of money to pay all ex
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBELIRY-IN
David Hipp, Plaintiff, vs. Benjamin L.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT HERE
in, I will sell to the highest bidder
before the Court House, at Newberry,
S. C., within the legal hours of sale on
salesday, the first Monday in Decem
ber, 1902, all that tractor plantation of
land known as the.. "Reuben Chick
place', containing Eight Hundred and
Six (806) Acres, more or less, and
hounded by Enoree river, lands of
Thomas Bynum's estate and lands be
longing to the State of South Carolina.
Terms of Sale:-One-third cash, the
balance in one year at 8 per cent. in
terest, or all cash, at option of pur
H. H. RIKARD,
Master Newberry County, S. C.
Master's Office, Nov. 5, 1902.
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