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HANGED AT GREENWOOD.
Marsh Washington Convicted of
Murder, Confesses on the
Greenwood, July 30.-Marsh Wash
ington, a negro aged about 30, was
hung here to-day for the murder last
July of .his paramour. There were no
unusual features of the hanging.
Wa.s-hington was cool and collected,
and went to the gallows without a
He said that the man who sprung
the trap for him would have to pray
.just as he, Washington, was having
to pray for the murder of the woman
and continued his prayer and singing
:*o tha last.
WRIGHT ACHIEVES TRIUMPH.
Aviator Makes Ten-Mile Flight, Car
rying a Passenger.-All Speed
Washington, July 30.-Orville
Wright this evening attained the
zenith of hard earned success. In a
ten-mile cross-country flight in the
famous aeroplane, built by himself
and hi- elder brother, Wilbur, and
accompanied by Lieut. Benjamin D.
Foulois, an intrepid officer of the
army signal corps he not only sur
passed the speed requirements of 'his
contract with the United States Gov
ernment, but accomplished the most
difficult and daring flight ever plan
med for a heavier-than-air flying ma
chine. Incidentally he broke all
speed records over a measured course.
And he established beyond dispute
the practicability of an aeroplane in
-time of peace and in time of war.
His speed was over 42 miles an
hour; he made the ten-mile flight from
Fort Myer and back in 14 minutes and
forty-two seconds, including The more
than twenty seconds required fo.r the
turn beyond the line at Shuter Hill,
the southern end of the course. He
attained a height in erossing the val
lev of Four Mile Run of nearly 500
feet. and the average altitude of his
practically level course was about 200
feet above the ground.
President~Taft, who had become an
,enthusiastic spectator of the aero
-piare trials, although two years ago
'when Secretary of War, he is said to
have expressed to officers profound
scepticism as to the accomplishment
of such a feat as that of which to-day
he saw the completion, arriving up.n
the parade grounds at Fort Myer just
in time to see the aeroplane land and
;to participate in the wild demonstra
5tion which welcomed the triumphant
:aviators. He sent an officer to bear
mis congratulations to the victors.
WILL DBMAND DAMAGES.
.New Move Made by Dispensary Wind
ing up Commission For the
N'ews and Courier.
That the State will make a vigor
mous effort to obtain damages as a re
*sult of the injunction obtained by sev
-eral liquor firms against the dispen
-sary winding up commission is evi
<1eneed by a notice filed in the United
:States Circuit court yesterday by t'he
*attorneys for the commssion, Messrs.
J. Fraser Lyon, W. F. Stevenson and
B. L. Abney, to the effect that a mo
.tion will be made on August 9 for an
"order of inquiry as to the damages
'and also for a final decree in the cases.
*The motion will be made in the consol
idated case of Wilson Distilling comn
pani'y against W. J. Murray and oth
*ers and the Fleischmian company
;against W. J. Murray and others.
Th ~~ e not icc. filed yesterday is to Wil
son Distilling company, Gallaghcn &
33urton. Jack Cranston company, comn
plainants. and to Messrs. Barnard,
George B. Lester and H. C. Chedester,
, Frank Carter and T. Moultrie Morde
cai, their solicitors, and to American
Bonding company, of Baltimore, and
~the Feidelity and Guaranty company,
>of Baltimore, sureties on their bonds.
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*CRIMSON CLOVER. *
* * * * * * * * * * * *
To Demonstrators and Co-operators:
'Many farmers in the South do not
seem to .realize the importance of t.his
svaluable plant in their farming oper
:ations. In fact, many of them have
'never grown it and consequently are
miot familiar with the methods to be
pursued to succeed with it.
This plant has many qualities to
commend it to our attention. It fur
nishes one of our best winter cover
erops, and at the same time gives
considerable grazing to all ~stock at a
.time when most needed; it makes a
good soiling erop, a splendid hay, if
eut before ripe, and compares favor
ably with peas, alfalfa, or red clover
* n supplying fertili.ty to the soil. Ni
trogen gathered in this way is much
eheaper than it can be supplied
through commercial fertilizers. When
.2u off for hay the roots and stems
left in the soil add more fertility in
the form of nitrogen than we secure
from what is considered a heavy ap
plication of commercial fertilizers.
When the whole crop is turned under
it often doubles the yield of the land
for the succeeding crop.
Many farmers do not grow clover
simply because they have never done
so. When properly understood this
crop is no more difficult to grow than
many other farm crops. Many farm
ers in the Coastal Plain Section of
North Carolina and a few adjoining
states think that clover will grow only
in the Piedmont region. This is a
wrong impression, since those who
have tried it properly in the Coastal
Plains have succeeded with it well.
Clover makes a slow growth during
the winter months in this locality.
Little grazing may be expected from
it before the latter part of February
or the first of .'larch. About that
time it starts up vigorously, and, if
not grazed, it will be in full bloom
about the last part of April, at which
time it will be ready to cut. If in
tended for forage it should not be
allowed to become too ripe before cut
ting. If used to turn under as a
soil renovator, it will die down in
plenty of time for the planting of
corn or other spring planted crops.
Probably nothing else will cause the
crops following to give as big yield
at so little expense. If cut over ripe,
or after the seeds have formed, the
hay ,has been found dangerous for
horses, but if cut just before full
bloom and fed with other foods, there
is no special danger in feeding it to
How to Proceed.
The land intended for clover should
have the same good preparation that
an intelligent farmer gives land for
I ot1her crops. The land should be bro
ken to a depth of from 6 to 8 or even
10 inches at least two or three weeks
before planting, and in such a manner
that the soil will not be .urned bot
tom-side upwards. It is often detri
mental to turn the raw clay out on
top unless it has been deeply broken
two or three years previously so that
it has gone through a weathering pro
cess. Two or three good discings or
thorough tharrowings should be given
i as soon as the land is broken. This is
absolutely necessary in order to se
cure proper planting and germination.
Two or three good rains on lands thus
prepared settle the soil and make an
ideal seed-bed. If the land had a good,
deep breaking for the previous crop,
probably the discings or the harrow
ings will be sufficient preparation.
Experiments have shown that, as a
rule, early plantings have been most
successful. 2The majority of farmers
seem to prefer planting from early
in August to September the 15th. In
some localities it has been kniown to
do well when planted as late as the
first of November, but late planting
should not be depended upon. Of
course the soil conditions will largely
govern the time of planting. About
13 pounds of seed per acre is required.
These may be sown by a seeder or by
hand. They should not be put in deep
ly. Where possible to do so, we urge
farmers to plant clover in corn and
cotton at laying-by time or after the
first picking of cotton. This will se.rve
as a cover crop, and will add fertility
and humus to the land and will also.
furnisili some food for animals.
Clover, being a leguminous plant.
must .have. inoculation to do well on
most soils. Inoculation produces the
germs that enable it to get the nitro
gen it needs from the air. This ni
trogen from the air is not only nec
essary for the growth of the clover,
but is a rich fertilizing material which
is left in t'he soil where such plants
grow. There are thrc/ ways of inoc
ulating soil. One way is to continue
clove.r on the same land for a series
of years until it gets the soil well
filled with the necessary germs. Thi-s
is a tedious and rather slow and ex
pensive way. Another way is to get
the inoculation from a culture prepar
ed and sent out by the United States
Department of Agriculture. Still an
other. and by far the cheapest and
surest method, is by spreading soil
from a well inoculated clover field ov
er the surface of a newly sown clov
er patch and -harrowing it .in. If only
a poor stand of clover is obtained the
first season, or if part of it fails to
do well, seed should be sown again
'the next year on the same soil. By
these repeated sowings the clover gets
better every year and soon has the de
sired inoculation. The artificial in
oculating material may be obtained
free through any agent of the Farm
ers' Cooperative Demonstration work
or by applying directly to Dr. S. A.
Knapp, U. S. Department of Agricul
ture,, Washington, D. C. Full direc
tions accompany each package.
Sour and Wet Soils.
Clover and other legumes do not
succeed oni lands that for any reason
are sour or that are filled with water
during a considerable portion of the
year. Water excludes the air. Few
plants will grow without air in the
sol Acidity may be overcome by
applying from .300 to 1000 pounds of.
lime per acre, or by the use of floats
or ground shells. Acid soils usually
have sorrel growing on them. An
acid condition may also be determined
by testing the soil with blus litmus
paper. It is useless to plant clover
on wet soil. Either a good form of
surface drainage o runder drainage
should be practiced if clover is to be
Crimson clover promises to supply
a long felt want in filling out a good
system of rotation of crops.. A rota
tion is needed on all farms. Until
acquainted with methods of growing
it, farmers should plant only a small
area, just an acre or two. This will'
not be expensive, the seed for planting
an acre ordi,narily cost little over a
dollar. Clover should not supplant
cowpeas. Both are valuable, one
growing in the winter and the other
in the summer, thus allowing the far
mer two chances for soil improvement
crops every year. Sout'hern soils,
especially, need some such winter
cover crops as clover to prevent wash
ing and bleaching and to add fertility
and life giving humus. The value of
clover in preventing washing was well
demonstrated during the heavy, pro
tracted rains which recently prevailed
over a large part of the State. On
irolling land, even where deeply plow
ed, but without vegetable matter, gul
lies were washed, carrying off tons of
th-e best part of the soil which it will
take years to restore. Humus also
keeps the soil mellow and enables it to
5to.re and hold sufficient moisture to
produce crops during the hot months
of summer w-hen they require it in
enormous amounts. Farmers who ex
peet to make good under the new con
ditions of Southern agriculture must
try new crops. There are many val
uable things about farming which we
do not yet know. No progressive far
mer will neglect this important crop.
C. R. Hudson, State Agt.,
Farmers' Copoperative Demon
stration Work for North Caro
Statesville, N. C.
July 20, 1909.
ANSEL UPHOLDS LYON.
Governor Tells Fairfield Chairman
Opinion is the Law.
Columbia, July 28.--It is not likely
that the Fairfield County dispensa
ries will remain open as threatened
after August 18, or that any other
dispensaries will attempt t'he same
thing, as Governor Ansel has written
Dr. J. J. Robertson, of the Fairfield
board, that he fully concurs in Gen.
Lyon's opi.nion,and that this opinion is
the law and must be followed by the
county dispensary boards and coun
ty dispensaries. This means that if
any of the county dispensaries are
kept open. it will be in defiance of the
instructions to close down from the
evening of the 2d of August until the
result is declared by the State board
Governor Ansel's letter to Dr. Rob
e.rtson, chairman of the Fairfield dis
pensary board, is as follows.
Dr. J. J. Robertson, Chairman Fair
field County Dispensary Board,Blythe
wood, S. C.-Dear Sir: I have your
letter of the 27th instant with refer
ence to the opinion of General Lyon
as to when the dispensaries shall re
open after the election on August 17.
In repy will say that I fully concur
in Gen. Lyon 's opinion, and I will fur
ther state that 'his opinion is the law,
/ ~1* 500
ioo pairs worth $5.00 a pair g<
roo pairs worth $4.oo a pair gc
roo pairs worth $3.00 a pair g<
roo pairs worth $2.00 a pair gc
1oo pairs worth $1.25 a pair g(
Extra values and never off
need~ money, must have it, an<
liecome and buy from
The Fair and!
and that i: to be followed by the
Colitv dispensaries. In a letter which
I wrote Mr. West, dispensary auditor,
and a copy which I am sending you,
you will find I use the words: After
receiving your letter of the 17th ir
stant with reference to. the time when
the dispensaries should be reopened
after the election in August, I sub
mitted the matter to the Attorney
General for an opinion as to the
law on the subject. I enclose you
herewith his opinion which is full and
to the point, and in which I fully con
cur. You will please send copies of the
correspondence to each of the dispen
sary boards and to the dispensers with
instructions that the law as set forth
in the opinion of the Attorney General
must be followed by each of them.
"You will, therefore, govern your
self accordingly, yours very truly,
'.M. F. Ansel, Governor.
In a letter to Governor Ansel today
Dr. Robertson says that, while he
questions the opinion of Gen Lyon in
the matter. he will do whatever Gov
ernor Ansel says.
Occasionally a woman likes to have
people talk about her because it gives
her such a splendid ebance to get
I E~ AL
The Knee Length Sleeveless Kind
Whether you lead a strenu
ous life or not, our Summer
Underwear has several unex
pected comforts in store for
yo - ooyComfort and the
BELTS - .- 25c. to $1.00
SHIR TS 50c , $1.00Oto $1.50
COLLARS in quarter sizes
15c. each, two for a Quarter.
On the tenth day of August, we
will hold an ~eleebion for cotton weigh
er at Prosperity. All applications
must be handed in~ on or before the
fifth day of August to the under
signed committee and must be aceom
panied with one dollar.
J. A. C. Kibler,
J. S. Nichols,
J. B. Dominick,
ter the Greatest Values
, tecovered crotch
seams, t wo pockets,
~ingat only $2 89
ing at only $2.25
ing at only $1.79
inglo at only $1-39
ing at only 97c.
ered at such low prices. We
Iif you need anything in our
Revolts at Cold Steel.
Your only hope,'' said three doc
tors to Mrs. M. E. Fisher, Detroit,
Mich., suffering from severe rectal
trouble. "lies in an operation,'"
"then I used Dr. King's New Life
Pills,'' she. writes, "till wholly
cured." They prevent Appendicitis,
cure Constipation, Headache. 25c. at
W. E. Pelham & Son's.
I will give a barbecue Aug 20, at
Mr. R. H. Burton's place six miles
from town, known as Mr. George
Sligh 's home, near Beth Eden. Speak
ing on good roads; amusement for
T. H. Cromer.
Notice is hereby given that I will
apply to Hon. J. C. Klugh, Judge of
the Eighth Judicial Circuit, on Sat
urday, August 14th, 1909, at 10
o'clock a. m., at ihis Chambers at Ab
beville, S. C., for an order appointing
Hon. Frank M. Schumpert, Judge of
Probate for Newberry County, Guar
dian of my brother and sisters who
are minors. The names and ages of
said minors are as follows: Iva Wes
singer, age 18 years, Joe Wessinger,
age 16 years, Hilda Wessinger, age
14 years, and Sarah- Wessinger, age 11
years. Said minors are -entitled to
$185.13 each, from the estate of their
mother, Nannie M. Wessiner, de
ceased. Said minors reside with me at
my home in the County of Newberry,
State of South Carolina.
J. L. Wessinger.
July 27th, 1909. 2w.
Schedules Effective June 20th, 1909.
Northbound Departures from New
berry, S. C.
8:57 a. m., No. 15, daily, for Ander
son, Greenville and intermediate
points connecting at Greenville for
Atlanta and points North. Arrive at.
Anderson 12:24 noon, Greenville 1:15
2:48 p. m., No. 11, daily, to Ander
son, Greenville and- intermediate
points, connecting at Greenville for
Atlanta and points north. Ariive An
derson 6:14 p. m., Greenville 6:55 p m.
1:40 p. in., No. 18, daily, for Co
lumbia, Charleston, Augusta and in
termediate points. Arrive Columbia,
3:25 p. m. Charleston 8:45 p. in. Au
gusta, 9:35 p. m.
8:47 p. mn., No. 16 daily, for Co
lumbia, Charleston and intermediate
points. Pullman sleeper from Colum
bi, arrive Columbia 10:35 p. m.
Charleston 8:15 a. m.
Summer Excursion tickets now on
For further information, apply to
ticket agents, or,
C. H. Ackert,
V. P. & G. M., Washington, D. C.
W. H. Tayloe,
G. P. A., Washington, D. C.
J. L. Meek,
A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga.
W. E. McGee,
T. P. A., Augusta, Ga...
NOTICE TO SEWELR CONTRAC
Sealed proposals will be received
by the undersigned at Newberry, S.
C., until Tuesday, August 10th, at 12
o'clock noon, for the extension of the
water and sewerage system in the city
of Newberry. Plans and specifica
tions will be ready 19y July 24th, and
may be seen at the offiee of the board
of "public works, Newberry, S. C., or
may be obtained from the consulting
engineers at Columbia, S. C., on de
posit of $25.00, as a guarantee that
they will be promptly returned. The
right is reserved to reject any or all
M. L. Spearman,'
iW. F. Ewart,
Chas. E. Sumer,
Commissioners of Public Works,
Newberry, S. C.
Wilson, Sompayrae & Urquhart,
Columbia, S. C..
lniersity of South Carolina.
Schools of Arts, Science, Education,
Law, Engineering, and
Ten different courses leading to
the degrees of A. B. and B. S
College fees, room and light $66.
Board $12 per month. Tuition re
mitted in special cases.,
Forty-two sch"larships. e a c h
vorth $r oo in ca&h and free tuition.
For catalogue address
S. C MITCH ELL, Pres.,
Columbia. S. C.
This being our twenty-fifth year
of uninterrupted success, we wish it
to be our "Banner Year."
Our thousands of satisfied cus
tomers, and fair dealing, is bringing
us new customers daily.
If you are contemplating the pur
chase of a Piano or Organ, write us
at once for catalogs, and for our
Malone's Music House,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
A styp to-dyn.
Has cared itch magically for others
in Newberry and will cure for you.
For sale at
Mayes' Drr.p Store.
NEWBEERY UNION STATION
Arrival and Departre of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. K.
Sunday May 30, 1909.
No. 15 for Greenville .. ..8.57a.m
No. 18 for Columbia .. ..140 p.m
No. 11 for Greenville .. ..2.43 p.m.
No. 16 for Columbia .....8.47 p.m.
0., N. & L. R
*No. 22 for Columbia .. .8.47 a.m,
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m
No. 53 for Columbia .. ..3.20 p.m
*No. 21 for Laurens .. .7.25 p.m
A Does not run on Sunday
This time table sho's the times at
which trains may be expoeted to de.
part from this station, but their da
parture is not guaranteea and the
time shown is subject to cl-ange with
G. L. Robinson,
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR.
Schedule in efect May 31, I908.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
Ar. Greenville 4:00 'p.m.
Lv. Laurens 2:32 p;m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 pin.
Ar. Hendersonville 7:45-p.m.
&r. Asheville 8:50 p.m
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.Y
Ar. Greenwoo,d 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormick 4:33 p.m.
Ai. Augusta 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlar Car line be
tween Augusta and Asheville. Trains
Nos. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays, leave
Asheville Mondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de-.
partures, as wall as connections with
other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,.
A-envine. 8 C.. -
BLUE RIDGE SCHEDULES.
No. 18, leaves Anderson at 6.30 a.
mn., for connection at Belton witn
Southern for Greenville.
No. 12. from Walbafla. leaves A"
derson at 10.15 a. in., for connection
at Belton with Southern Railway for
No. 20, leaves Anderson at 2.20
p. mn., for connections at Belton with
otmhern Railway for Greenville.
No. 8, daily except Sunday, from
Walhalla arriv'es Anderson 6.24 p.
'n., with connections at Senen.a with
Sonthern Railway from points south.
No. 10. from Waihalla, leaves An
dierson at 4.57 p. mn., for connections
at Belton with Southern Railway for
Greenville and Columbia.
No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.51)
. in., from Bolton wjth conn:ec,tions
No. 9, arrives at Anderson at 12.24
p. in., from Belton with connections
from Greenville and Columibi.i. Goes
No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40
p. mn., from Belton with connections
No. 11. arrives at Anderson at
6 29 p. in., from Belton with con
nections from Greenville and Colum
bia. Goes to Waihalla.
No. 7, daily except Sunday, leaves
Anderson at 9.20 a. in., for Walhalla,
vith connections at Seneca for local;
points s..uth. /
Nos. 17, 18, 19, and 20 are' mixed
tr#ns between Anderson and Belton.
Nos. 7 and 8 are local freight
trains, carrying passengers, between
Anderson and Walhalla and between
iVahalla ant' Andersoc -