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SATUROAY, JANUARY I, I9l?.
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The Sunuer Wa chman was* found?
ed In 18(0 and th? True Southron In
ItM. The Watchman and Southron
has the combined circulation and
Influence at both of the old papers,
Is manifestly he best advertising
lum In Sumte*.
DlKPKNS.UtY VYI) ITS CLAIMS.
PtnanciaJ Statement Made by State
Dispensary Aud tor West has ap?
proved elalms to ti e amount of $191.
44?.5? against 14 of the counties vot?
ing out the dlspersary system. None
of the claims against Falrneld coun?
ty have been approved as there was
not enough funds In the hands of the
board at the last report to meet all
ef the liabilities. However this coun?
ty baa stock valued at about $1,000.
The total amount of the claims
against the boards In 16 counties Is
$247.184.18. The amount of the
claims held up by the resolution of
the commission is now approximately
As has been stated It Is very proba?
ble that the commission will attach
?the claims of the flr-ns against the
county dispensaries until the question
Is decided by the courts and the
amount of the overjudgments recov?
ered. The claims, according to a
statement by the dispensary auditor,
will exceed the overjudgments and
In that case several of the houses will
receive part of the claims.
On December 15 the State Dispen?
sary commission passed the follow?
"Resolved, that the commission
recommend that the claim of the
iaok Cranston company against the
various county dispensaries be re*
leased by the dispensary auditor and
the governor, except the claims
against Calhoun county $388.25. and
She claims against Dorchester county
M.7ff. which should be held to set?
tle the overjudgments against the
? Resolved further, that all claims
against the county dispensaries In fa?
vor of John T. Bar bee at Co be re
lessed except the sum of $850 In
l>>r< h?ster county, which \shall be
Lheld to cover the overjudgment This
|Jl not Intended to be construed to
rieht of either party
KsV >.?mtT ?n<* aect'Utan- i of
I** +tfUflt iherswtl^
luds Yh* ' droits :r">n\ , .
I .d .he funds
or to have any o ts against
the parties on at i - nerwlse."
N was stated 1 , msary au?
ditor yesterday ? > the whis?
key houses dolr. I with .the
county dlspensai I i dgned the
required affldav4*. to ire affect that
they and paid no commissi >n or graft
'money in this fri ure trade,
with the except! rett A Co.
The claim of t ny is very
small and It, Is ?' tghl that they
have abandoned It.
Abbeville routity Is Pi >nly county
of the l? dtaWardl Dm dispensary
system that ha? no claims against it
tied up by thf i >n's resolu
tton. The only claim against this
county that h? i provgd Is
for $1,S$. The af u .. this county
ave about wound up and about the
oni thing left Is the placing of the
records. The placing of the records
of the county dispensaries is a ques
tlon yet to be decided.
Approximately $500,00 represents
the amount of money now held by
the 15 dry counties. About $225,000
will be the profits. Of course all
expenses will be deducted from this
The approving of the claims Is a
very tedious proposition. The dlspen
t eery auditor has no right to order
the money paid but can only approve
the different claim i when presented.
The payment Is loft to the county
The following Is the form of the
letter used by the dispensary audi?
"As a result of a special Investl
tstlon recently made by this ofllce
nnd on the strong h of your state?
ment and the athd ivlts of the sever?
al houses to which you are Indebted,
I most respectively advise that I
hav? this day approved the clalmi
luted and attached hereto, same be?
ing amounts due by the county die
pernary hoard >r your county. If
the ? Inlms listed herewith are not |fl
e> ?rdunce with statements rc
ceived by you from the respective
houses you were Indebted to. you are
to pay no more than Is set forth
herewith, leaving any other amounts
rlalmed to be due to be adjusted be?
fore the final closing of the books
Of >our board. However. I will state
th.it the hiw.H of the state or South
I Carolina do not permit the payment
of Interest M any open over due ae
agfjflfa, provided there Is no contract
to that effect. If such contract was
d upon a l*gal rate of interest
will be allowed. You will please ren*
tain In your treasury all profits ac?
crued until there can be a llnal
cheating bi this office. At Whlcfh t!r**
Farmers' Union News
\ D ?
? Practical Thou;;tits tor Practical Farmers
(Condacted by E. W. Imbbs. ?'??? dent Furniers' Union of Sumter
The Watchman and Southron ha g decided to double its service by
semi-weekly publication, would improve that service by special features.
The first to be Inaugurated Is this !???; urtment for the Farmers' Union and
Practical Farmers which I lave been requested to conduct It will be my
aim to give the Union news and offlc al calls of ths Union. To that end
officers, and members of toe Union arc requested to use these columns.
Also to publish such clippings from the agricultural papers and Govern?
ment Bulletins as I think, will be of practical benefit to our readers. Ori?
ginal articles by any of oar readers telling of their successes or failures
will be appreciated and ) ubllshed.
Trusting this Departme.it will be of mutual benefit to all concerned,
All communications for tl Is Department should be sent to E. W. Dabbs.
M ay es v Me, S. C.
The next meeting of th? Sumter
County Farmer's Union will be with
Concord Union, on Friday, Jan. 7.
at 11 a. m. President Per ritt has
expressed his Intention of being with
us that day. A ' full attendance is
requested for we would Hke to take
up the matter of prises for best
crops grown next year In connection
with the U. S. Farm Demonstration
E. W. Dabbs, President.
Hugh Witherspoon, Secretary.
336 3-3 BUSHEL OF CORN ON
Mr. Batt? Tells Row He vfade It?
Good Seed, IJ. ?l I rtlUxutlon,
Deep Plowing end Com i ant Culti?
vation Did tt* Work - Hopes to
Report on fm Acres Next Year.
From Progressive Farmer.
Messrs. Editors As 1 Mm receiv?
ing many inqulrbM concerning my
acre on which I produced" 326 2-8
bushels of corn, T gladly socept your
Invitation to write i rhort article
In the first ploc? ms y seem to
doubt that I ma rh m, let me
say that the acr- the yield were
measured under the rO,le>i of the!
Wake county corn i ntest by
disinterested an >wn free?
holders, a?nd that dence was
hoard under oaf>' I:he judges.
? tely Major iam. ?!>>m~
rni?*.|ot.i r ,| viniculture- Mr '1'. :i
Parker, uul Ol. Fred A. Oi ls Tl
judges *aft< the evidence
confirmed th?- -eport of the iooal
Judges who mensuied the land and
the yield. This will ettle the doubts
of some, I think.
Now, as I made the yield.
I did all I with the land
and the cu'.i ition I cultivated as
much as I thought the land wouid
stand. I manured * generously as
I thought i I have made a
full report to the State Board of
Agriculture on the d<-tails of cultiva?
tion and fertilising, nad I understand
that this report will be printed In the
Bulletin. I thought I had the seed
corn that v i If I gave It a
fair chance; and I ^pared nothing to
give it that chai
The acre was not ail that I could
have wished for ' ht years ago it
produced o (We bushels. Last
year It pr< 1 ? ? < ? ;^ht bushels of
wheat. But ' , reparing it last
year by pit \. s, from which
I cut the ha On the 12th of
March, 25 0-hor ? lo . ts of cow man
ure were app it was then plow
ed 12 inches deep and subsoiled 6
Inches deeper. On the 9th of Aprd,
20 more loads of manure were spread
all officers connected with the busi?
ness will be discharged, and the
books and records turned over to the
"I most respectfully request that
you advise the parties to whom re?
mittances are made to make dupli?
cate receipts, one of which will be
forwarded to this office and one to
you for your files."
The following are the claims
against the different counties and the
amount* that have been approved by
the dispensary auditor:
Alken. 8 14.484.8S $ 14,483.02
Bamberg .... 13,670.42 1,160.88
Parnwell.. .. 81,487.88 18,549.-15
Berkeley.. .. 12.723.07 9,364.35
Calhoun. 1 1,496.13 10,789.38
Oolletoa. 5,463.90 3,550.71
Dorchester .. 13,959.54 6,773.15
Pairneid. 19.5s7.0s .
Hampton.. .. 7,660.80 8,816.11
Korona w,, .. 12.410.62 8,833.31
LOS. 1?,242.53 16,236.50
Lexington, .. ?.024.so 6,688.80
Orangeburg . 61,342.55 67,710,66
Sumt?r.. 8.213.55 7,368.80
WUUamsburg 80,671.78 2?;.st 1.86
Total.Ott 7,18 4.18 8101,4 16.66
The um?.unt of the claims held up
In thi counties retaining the dlsp< n
snri?* is said to be about 880,000,
Should the State win in the contest
over thi? claims, the counties will pay
the sums representing the claims to
the State in place of to the different
v btskey ho.ll Ma
and the field was plowed and sub
solied again?this time 20 inches
deep. Three days later 800 pounds
of acid phosphate and 2,000 pounds
of cottonseed meal were spread and
harrowed in. The corn was planted
8 Inches apart with the rows 41
Inches apart, and 600 pounds of
an 8-3-3 fertilizer put in the row.
May 20th, 400 pounds of cottonseed
meal, 400 pounds acid phosphate,
800 pounds kainit and 200 pounds ni?
trate of soda were put along the
rows. On the 27th, 200 pounds cot?
tonseed meal, 200 pounds acid phos?
phate, 400 pounds kalnlt and 200
pounds nitrate of soda were broad?
casted and harrowed in. June 9th,
200 pounds cottonseed meal, 200
pounds acid phosphate, 400 pounds
kainit and 200 pounds nitrate were
applied. The yield was 226 2-3
bushels. The manure applied Was
worth $56.25; the fertilizer cost $58.
.80, and the total cost of the crop
I attribute much of my success to
seed selection. I have kept a seed
patch seven years, and on this patch
I have year by year planted my best
seed, selecting the seed from the
best ears with a view to good size
and quality and prolific type. I do
not believe that more than four ears
can be stfely made on a stalk, and
this can be done only under the most
favorable conditions. But if we make
four ears in the seed patch. and
br?-ed the seed to thai ty-be, the aver?
age in the main nein vviii tSTtd Co j
run abo\M two ears. This was th:
plan T worked on. and it has come
out all right. I believe I had the
benefit of the most prolific seed to
be had. And I know the seed had
all the chance that I could give.
I am now making plans to show
what can be done profitably on 20
acres. I will make no promises, but
next year I hope to be able to report
on a yield of 20 or 30 acres. I be?
lieve that we can do a great deal by
increasing our average yleids all
along the line, and that the way to
do It Is by the use of prolific seed
stock, good manuring and faithful
and Intelligent cultivation.
J. F. Batts,
Garner, N. C, R. F. D. 1
A PAYING HAY CROP.
Oats and Peas More Profitable Than
Cotton?A Believer in Prof. Mas
sey's Cow pea Preaching.
From the Progressive Farmer.
Messrs. Editors: Cotton is my
principal money crop. But I always
plant several catch crops, so if the
cotton should fall, I would have
something to fall back on for cash.
No one can fully appreciate the beau?
ty of this plan of farming unt he Is
caught, as I am this year, with less
than one-half of a cotton crop.
Every one who has been up against
it like this knows how nice It is to
carry up to market a load of produce
which can be easily turned Into cash
at a good price.
My principal catch crop this year
was hay. This is the way I made It:
Last fall I broke the land deep with
a 2-horse turn plow. After the first
good rain, harrowed In fertilizer and
drilled one and one-half bushel.i ~?f
oats per acre, Cut these the last of
May, In dough stage. After cutting
and raking them, sowed one bushel
of peas per aeiy on oat stubble and
piowed them in with one-horse turn
plow. Did not use any fertilizer un?
der peaa, but they grew nearly waist
high, and as thick as could grow.
When the pods turned yellow l cut
them. Lei sun until o little before
the leaves began to shed. Then
raked In windrows and hauled lo
barn. The first opportunity after 11
had gone through heat, baled it and
stored in a dry place. From the oati
and peas I cut three tons per acre of
as idee hay as I ever saw, at the cost
of $T.."0 per ton, Including seed,
plowing, cutting and baling, a total
cost per acre of %'2'2..'.0. Three tons
of hay at $20.00 per ton, $?o.oo.
leaving a net profit of $:;T..'0 per
of oats followed by peas, worthy >t
consideration: First, unlike cotton,
it does not take twelve months in the
year to cultivate and harvest them.
If not needed at home the oats can
be cut and sold in June, for cash
to make the cotton crop. But by
all means use pea hay with corn to
make a balanced ration f*r farm
stock and a rich manure pile to put
back on the land.
?Second, where oats and peas have
a place in crop rotation it Will make
the land and man rich faster than
any amount of commercial fertilizer
to the land in cotton year after year,
and do it much cheaper.
In closing; I want to endorse all
Prof. Massey has said about the cow
pea. I believe I will go further and
say all that he will ever ssy. For I
Jon't think there can be enough good
said of the cowpea as a feedstuff and
W. B. Kyzar.
The Piano Contest.
The folowing is the result of the
Piano contest to date, which shows
a material gain over last week.
Miss Teresa Chandler. 18,2 7 3
Miss Ullis Josephine McCol
Miss Eleanor Wallace. 6,135
Mr. Raymond Stancill. 17,095
Mrs. Florence Shields Thomp?
Miss Christine Garhardt. . .. 1,390
Miss Julia Wrelch. 3,040
Miss Lucile Baker. 1,050
Miss Inez Wells. 1,265
Miss Edna Hughson. 5,470
Miss Mazie McLeod. 1,450
Miss Nell Berwick. 1,010
Miss Virginia DuRant. 1,025
Miss Katy Galllard. 1,025
Entertainment Tuesday Evening.
Mrs. C. H. Moise entertained on
Tuesday evening in honor of her
grand-daughter, Miss Caro Levy, of
Ph'ladelphla. The form of enter?
tainment was a Novelty Party; and
there were six tables at each of
which a different game was played.
At the end of the evening, the lucky
ones whose score cards contained the
most stars of progression, received
the prizes. Mr. Noble Dick won the
first prize for the boys, a goid scarf
pin; Miss Margaret Bryan carried off
the girls' first, a pearl beauty pin.
The booby was cut for by three
boys and fell to Mr. Bob Hayns?
worth a ipnte^n Ink Well and | "
holder. The girls' booby, a motto.
v-n^--rroTi--Xy"_j; is-j Shale" 1 Dick. THI 1
r .(isolation prtarf. a bran calendar
Miel Japanese stamp box, wore given
to Mr. William Crowson and Adeie
Bowman, respectively. Novelty
pin-cushions were also presented to
Miss Levy and Miss Irene Lopez a:
guests of honor.
At 10.30 refreshments were.served,
and tiny Ja.panese "Elllikens" were
given - each guest as souvenirs of a
very delightful evening. Those pres?
ent were: Misses Adele Bowman,
Sallie Wright, Margaret Bryan. Irene
Bryan, Emma Baker, Lucille Phelps.
Agnes Bryan, Irene Lopez of Atlan?
ta, Alllne Bradham, Susie Dick.
Margaret Willeford, and Caro Levy.
Messrs. Fred Nlgles, Bob Hayns"
worth, Richard Hood, Francis Moise.
Claremont Moses, William Crowson.
Noble Dick, Carson Jenkins. Wade
Willeford, Alfred Scarborough, Ham?
mond Bowman and Charles Lucius.
?The peculiar properties of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy have been
thoroughly tested during epidemics
of influenza, and when it was taken
in time we have not heard of a sin?
gle case of pneumonia. Sold by W. W.
Dr. J. A. Burroughs Dies.
Ashevllle, Dec J9.?Dr. J. A. Bur'
roughs, president of the North Car?
olina Medical society and also iden?
tified with the Mississippi Valley
society and the American Tubercu?
losis congress, died at his home here
at noon today. Dr. Burroughs was
one of the best known physicians in
the South on the treatment of tuber?
?A sprained ankle will usually dis?
able the Injured person for three or
four weeks. This is due to lack of
proper treatment. When Chamber?
lain's Liniment is applied a cure
may be effected in three or four days.
This liniment Is one of the best and
most remarkable preparations in
use. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
Camden, Dec. 27.? Beautiful home
of B, C. Von Tresckow burned to
the ground late Christmas night. It
was ,?ne of the handsomest residen?
ce! in Camden. Occupanti barely
escaped and saved few plecei of fur?
niture, it was buiit in 1830 and was
situated near Klrkwood and Hobklrk
Inn. There Was $11,000 insurance on
the residence and furniture.
for Infants and Children.
The Kind You Haue Atways bought
Bears the , x? /? v ?
Ricnature of L/,/i^f//f/7sJfsA*
Kr. j. c. <
Mr, Ja,?!? -. c?n
LOr editor ol tb
Ifti euthoi of
;i number ,* Industrial pubi
tonn, <?e;i in Cincinnati su da: *
liSp?tcb tailing Of. Che death of V r.
r'rti.rtyngton was brief, rq j>.?rt:. ., .
being giver.. It wns not known even
: y his Immediate .'amiiy that he fc'aa
in and hi< death came uneapected?
Shortly bef.?." I removal to Cli
cinnati Mr. Oarlington waa a nie .:
her of the* editorial star; of th* Green?
ville News. He wear tr Cincinnati
Iron 'i- i ?.. .
trying to rant
n '><-* tool *' ^?al
creek, near Pedrc
' ' ?-t. T? t>.. .. . u'lSet"
nnaofi |? rea< ii tb
the ley ter.
'Many reruns find themsl
?ich a persistsnt coug
?everal months ago to ei i . ai Lack of influenae. as this o
advertising field and he was making \;"" D? promptly cured by the use
rapid advancement In his w ; Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,
, shojio not be allowed to run an ui
cording to letters to frienu* Co- | ? btcomeiJ troublesome. Sold by
lumbia. He was a newspaper in u: of rt.
rc Ognlxed abilities and his v .
interestingly at all times.
Mr. Garllngton was a native of
Laurens county, being a member of
the well known family by that name.
He married Miss Annie Frlerson who
together with two children survive.
Lutheran Sunday School Exercises.
The Sunday school exercises of St.
James' Lutheran church, rendered
Sunday night in a most acceptable
manner, a Christmas service, entitled
"The Consolation of Israel."
The service was scriptural with
many Xmas chorals, which were sung
by the school with a will and credit.
A tree graced and added a charm to
the occasion and delighted the visit?
ors as well as school. The children
received candy and fruit and a merry
Xmas. We trust good was done and
each succeeding season will be enjoy?
ed and have great force In making
The Following Prize
Tickets Remain Un?
called for. Those
ing Numbers will
please call and receive
Loans negotiated upon impn
ed farms, payable in annual
stallments. No Commissi* A
Borrowers pay actual cost of p
fectin^ Loan. For further inf
mation apply to
JOHN B. PALMER & SON.
P.O. Box 282, Phone No. lo
Office Sylvan Bldg. 4
COLUMBIA, S. C.
TAX RETURNS FOR 1918
COUNTY AUDITOR SUMTER (
SUMTER, S. C, Dec. 3. 1809
Notice is hereby given that I
attend, in person or \
the following places on
dicated, respectively, for
of receiving returns of real es tA
personal property, and
the fiscal year commen
Tlndalla, Tuesday, Ja Ith,
Privateer, (Jenkins' store * * d
nesday, Jan. 5th.
Manchester, Levi's, Thursda.
Wedgefleld, Friday, J. . 7ch.
Claremont Depot, X
Hagood, Tuesday, Jar
Remberts, Wednesday hi
Dalzell, Thursday, Ja ^
W. T. Brogdon's S
ShUohi Wednesday; J .._.
Norwood's X - T^aagi
W. A. Thompson,
Jewel" rand Optician,
SUMTER. ? ? S. C.
Osw< ? Friday, Jan. 2lst.
UJ persons whose duty It i
make returns should be promp
meet me at these appointments,
returns must be made before
J. DTGGS WILDER,
Auditor for Sumter ?
WE wish ILL on: friends
am) PATRONS * FLaPPl \nd
phospehous m w mm: \ s I>
take this oppoh l t I>i
thanking them for flAE 1 IB*
e11 ai, PAT ron age bestow >
upon us DURING the year
Jl ST closed, Am if there IS
anything WE CAM do that
will increase their pleas?
ure or bank account dur?
ing 1910 Till Y are at liberty
TO call on us.