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VSkrNAGE COMMITTEE MEETIMi.
- Col. Watson is Optimistic of Outcome
of Conference Next Month.
Columbia, June 19.?Commissioner
Watson, who is chairman of the spec
ial committee of federal action of the
National Drainage Congress, having
charge in co-opera ion with the se'
cretaries of agriculture and of the
interior the administration measures
providing for the establishment of a
new federal bureau or body of like |
character to have in charge all matters
relating to reclamation of lowlands
by drainage, flood-conrrol, forestry,
regulation of stream flows etc.,
yesterday announced that he had call:
ed a meeting of the special committee,
to be held in Washington on July 10,
at noon, in the McLachlen building.
This committee on federal action was
named at the recent conference in
Washington with President Wilson.
Secretaries Houston, Lane and Garri
son, Vice President Marshall, Speak-er
Clark and other democratic leaders.
The idea was for the committee working
with officials to be designated by
Secretaries Houston and Lane to prepare
a proper bill for enactment by
congress meeting all the requirements
and designed to eliminate opposition
as far as possible.
Will Prepare Bill.
Considerable work has been done by
the members of the committee since
+>m -ro^ont p^Qthprine in Washin.ston, \
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and at the meeting on the 10:h it is ;
probable that a satisfactory composite [
measure can be made ready for con-l
Secretary Houston has designated as
conferees on the part of his department
Prof. A. J. Henry, of the United
Stares weather bureau; Raphael
Zon, of the forest service, and S. H.
McCrory, of the office of experiment
Secretary Lane has recently made a j
special recommendation to congress J
for the enactment of such a law au- j
thorizing the drainage and reclamation
by the United States of public
j swamp and overflow-ed lands in any
State and territory.
Drainage Projects Included.
While his recommendation relates
primarily to the reclamation of public
lands, it authorizes inclusion in the
drainage prcj-ects, under specified conditions,
of State or privately owned
swamp land contiguous to the public
land or located in the same drainage
basin. Secretary Lane believes that
this would be a "notable step m tne
reclamation of public lands and in the
establishment of homes and farms upon
areas now uninhabitable and
The personnel of the committee of j
which Commissioner Watson is chairman,
having this important work in
which so many sections of the country |
are deeply concerned, is as follows: j
Thomas V. Littlepage, Washington, D.!
C."; Frank B. Knight, of Chicago, consulting
engineer and expert on excavating
and- drainage machinery; Morb
ris Knowles, consulting engineer of
the flood commission of Pittsburg: J.
L. Craig, president of the river regulation
commission of Stockton, Cal:
L. L. Lawrence, Laurel, Miss, treasurer
of the Railway Development association
Joseph Hyde Pratt, State
geologist of North Carolina; J. S.
Spiker, consulting and sanitary engineer,
Vincennes, Ind., and Reid
"Wihitford engineer of the Charleston
sanitary and drainage commission of
Watson is Optimistic.
Commissioner Watson stated yesterday
that for five years he has been
working to get the federal government
to do something substantial to
Tvards the reclamation of the valuable
lowlands of the South. He says he
. believes that at last something really
worth while is going to be accomplished;
if nothing more is done than the
getting underway of actual work to
reclaim the 70,000,000 acres of lawlands
of the nation, he thinks that!
the administration will nave accom- |
plished from the standpoint of public !
health and national productively the
greatest piece of constructive legislation
of the age.
In Washington on the same day the
board of gevernors of the National
Drainage congress, consisting of President
Edmund T. Perkins, of Chicago;
Vice President E. J. Watson, of South
Carolina; John H. Nolen, of Missouri;
Dr. Pratt, of North Carolina, and Mr.
Knight, of Chicago, will meet at 10 a.
m., in "Washington, for the purpose
of handling several matters relating
to the affairs of the congress, and taking
steps preparatory to the next annual
drainage congress, which is to be
held in Savannah, Ga.
A life Saver for Some One.
It was their first quarrel.
"What," demanded the young wife
angrily, "have you ever done for hu
inanity? I dor.'t believe you ever did J
anything to save one of your fellow
men from suffering, did you?"
"Yes," said the young husband. "I j
caved at least one man from a terrible :
"What did you do?"
"I married you."?Exchange.
CORN STALK BORER. J
A Worm That Has Made Appearance
in >"ewberry 'Sot Unusual.
The following correspondence explains
itself and may fo-e of interest to
other farmers in Xewberry county:
Editor Herald and News, Newberry,
Dear Sir: S. C.
Dear Sir: Troubled by a worm in 1
his corn, father sent a few of the j
infested stalks to the State depart.-1
ment of agriculture and the enclosed j
letters were received in reply. This
information may be of some value to J
the "sons of the soil" in this section
and I am sending it for publication if
ycu deem it worthy.
W. S. Croker.
Rev. T. C. Croker, Xewberrv, S. C.,
R. F. D. No> 1.
My Dear Sir: I am in receipt of J
yours of June 11, together with the
speciments forwarded by you. These j
specimens have been examined by!
LMr. Luginbill, the XJ. S. expert stationed
with this department, and I '
beg to hand you :he report that he
v?oc submitted to me today in regard
thereto, which I trust gives you the 1
information you desire.
Very truly yours,
E. J. Watson,
Col. E. J. Watson, Ci:y.
Dear Mr. Watson: I examined the
material that you sent over yesterriav
and T find it to be infested with
what is commonly called The Larger
Corn Stalk-Borer, <Diatroea sacchara-;
lis). This insect is common to corn
and does more or less injury to that,
plant every year. There is very little
to do for it at this stag<? of the game |
unless if very seriously injured it
might be advisable to cut it down and j
replant but it is pre'ty late for that.
Better to put another crop such as ;
beans or peas in its place.
The following rules ought to be ob- !
served by planters who have more or
less trouble with this pest.
Practice rotation of crops. Corn
ought not follow corn if it can be '
helped, as this insect passes the win-1
ter as a pupae in the old stubbleleft
after th-? corn is out. In case it is
necessary to follow corn with cor.a
tie stubble ought to be p^Gwed up j
raked toeether and buried either late !
in fall or very early spring. This I
would destroy all pupae and there
would be no chance for the pest to
breed up the following spring.
How the Trolley Helps.
When the trolley began to invade
the rural districts many farmers resented
their intrusion on the ground
oVi/intc tTrrmiP-!! thpir
til a I tucj tWIV fiUVlb VUVW ~ |
farms, frightened their cattle and
were a nuisance on general principles.
The country merchant rose up
in arms against this modern chariot
of civilization and declared that it was
carrying destruction* to their business
because it afforded country people
better facilities for trading in tne
But after the trolley had forced its
way into the rural districts against all
opposition of this kind, it ^ quickly
won thV support of the very people
atitiaco^ it vjf itho start TT'ar
yv uu uau ujjijujv,u it uv kuv ?
mers found tlhat the advantage of being
able to go to the city by a dozen
trains a day instead of one, and of
having their purchases delivered almost
at their doors the same day,
more than offset the disadvantage of 1
cut up farms and nervous cows.
The country merchant discovered
that his trade increased instead of
failing off. The trolley brought tthe |
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CUUUirj' bU lltrcll lu Liic tinea uuut
thousands of city people either bought
or rented country places and transferred
their trade from the city to
the country stores. This was clear
gain because while their old customers
perhaps spent more money in the
city stores than before, their desire
for trading grew upon them and their
patronage was larger and more profitable
This may not be true of all lines of
business but it applies as a general
rule, that the man who has lost trade
has lost 11 more uiruugii iiit lauu ui
The trolley has not only greatly enhanced
the value of farm lands but of
country town property as well. It is
an easy matter for a city" man to live
on a iarm or in a coumry wwu uum
30 to 50 miles from his busiDCss because
the trolley affords 'him swift,
Like the sewing machine, the reaper, I
the printing press, express trains and I
every other modern improvement in j
rnvili-zatinn thp* trnll-V has DTOVed 3.
blessing by expanding the country's j
growth and adding to the comfort and |
convenience of the people.
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The Edgefield county blackberry? 1
the best of a 11 blackberries and one of i|
the best things under the sun?is now
in its prime, and therefore in its
glory. Abundant rains have given it
nourishment and have stored within
its tender pulp that rare seductive
flavor which, did blackberries grow in
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hot-houses, or were mey snippeu lu
us from points a thousand miles away,
would make this wondrous fruit seem
cheap at the fanciest price we pay
for fancy fruits. For it is a flavor
which can take the palate of a-king
by storm, or lead a barefoot boy,' unflinching,
through hedge or brier and
path of nagging thorn.
Blackberry pies, th? blackberry roll, I
onH that ravishine fl
u i <au tv u cx i v iaiw ui*vi > ?v ? ^ | II
triumph of culinary art, the black- j II
berry dumpling, all have mighty vir- V
tues to commend them. No South-[I
ern housewife deems her pantry store j
complete without blackberry jtlly or, i
at least, blackberry jam. These j
things- have their important part in j
making life worth living; but. after !
all, he finds the blackberry at its best
who goes afield and picks it from the
vine and fats it as he picks. Blackberries
in a saucer, with sugar and 1
cream, are well enough for those who IB
can not meet this wondrous fruit in I
the wild where it grows?meet it not B
by the roadside, wher? it gathers dast I
from the wheels of every passing
vehicle, but away off in an abandon- I
ed field or deep in some shady wood, il
where the air is pure and th? sweet I
odors of th? sreat out of-doors float I
in the breeze.
Such is the place, such are the conditions,
for experiencing the full joy
of the blackberry in its season. To
pick a handful of fully ripe berries,
eacfn an inch in length, pour them into
an upturned mouth, and then apply
the pressure of teeth and cheeks
and ongue till the dark juice trickles
forth in a cool, ravishing stream?
that's the way, and the only way, to
eat blackberries! Even a dyspeptic II
mav eat them so till appetite cries, I
"Hold, enough!" !Ai!d no unpleasant 5
effects will follow. :
We invite you to go blackberry picking
while this perfect June waathsr
beckons all mankind to the counirv. J
Go while the berries are in their
prime, and eat till you can eat no j
A Simple Life.
"And what," inquired the visitor,
who was "being nice" to little Bobbie,
"what are you going to do when
you grow up?"
"Be a business man," responded
"Rnhprt "lik? father. He took me
down to his office last week, and I'm
going to work like him, an' have a
"And what are you going to do in
business?" pursued the visitor.
"Going to do just like dad," repeat- '
ed the youngster. "Catch th-e train
every morning, and, when I get to the
office, light a big cigar and sit down
at my desk, and say there's so much
work to ao it's no use beginning until
after lunch, acd then go out with an- |
other big man, and eat and eat till I
can't eat; any more, and then go back
to business and ask everybody else
why the ^ ork ain't done, and then get
so mad because nobody does anything
and I'll ?0 home early and be so tired
I can't do a thing except read the
papers and smoke more cigars and
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I, Rob"
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ert y. JtviDier, as aunumsuiciLUi ui uc
estate of Theodore N. Kibler, will
make final settlement of said estate
in the probate court, for Newberry
county, at 11 o'clock a. m., on Thursday,
July 24, 1913, and immediately
thereafter apply for letters dismissory
as such administrator.
Robert Y. Kibler,
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will,
as guardian of Nancy Lou Spence,
make final settlement of the estate of f
the said Nancy Lou Spence, in the
probate court for Newberry county,
at 11 o'clock a. m., on Monday, Juiy
21, and immediately thereafter apply
for letter dismissory as such guardian.
W e desire to than
town and county i
ronage given our Sal
sands of bargains h
people of the count)
recognized the imme
We will add to our stock
1 broideries. Laces and otl
Remember the date and
Including the Folk
CHICAGO IAD IE S ORCHESTRA | MARY VENHISC
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E.A.POUND BR.FREDERICK A. COOK CAMBRI.
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RALPH PARLETTE BQSTOH LYRICS
AM I w ALKAt
Music, Art, Literature,
Fwo Programs each Day?4.30 an
Chicago Orchestra and Booth Lowrey Thi
Season Ticket only $3.00. Gi
No Reduction in Pi
Tickets on Sale at
k our friends in the I
for their liberal pat
turday sales. 1 houave
been given the
r, who have quickly
jnse values we have
Ready-made Suits, Em- I
tier goods, to be sold at I
: frices. |
place, Saturday, June 28, |
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le 26?July 2
w SAILEY \ IROQUOIS INDIAN ORCHESTRA
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V6E PlAYfRS | T- * "*! PAMAHASIKA
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mcmECLUdh ^ aI|M.gs???1
id 8.30 P. M., Beginning Thursday
a Concert by
ursday Night. Full Change of Program
eneral Admission 50c and 75c.
rice at any Time.
Gilder & Weeks.