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j 4 ' / ! x ;> \' % . - p < f4 The Fort Mill Times. - | 1 , *>? VOLUME 19?NO. 11. FORT MILL, S. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 16. 1910. $1.25 PER YEAR. TRUE BILL AGAINST HUB EVANS ^ FOR DISPENSARY GRAFTING Former Chairman of Board of Directors Indicted in Newberry Court. Admitted to Bail. In the court room at Newberry Tuesday Solicitor Cooper handed out an indictment against H. H. Evans, charging him with receiving rebates while he was a director of the State dispensary. The grand jury brought in a true bill. Mr. Evans immediately appeared in court and through his counsel, E. S. Blease, offered bona ana asKea mat a aay De set at once for trial. Counsel for the prosecution suggested that the amount required from other defendants similarly charged was from $10,000 to $25,000, and he thought the amount of the bond for Mr. Evans should be $10,000. Mr. Blease urged that this amount was out of all proportion to the fine that would be imposed even were the defendant guilty and, while his client was among his friends and was able to give the amount easily, he thought it was excessive. Judge Aldrich admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of $1,000, which was promptly f'ven. The counsel for Mr. vans urged an immediate trial, saying that his client was ready and anxious for a prompt determination of the case, but the court continued the case till next term of court. The indictment charges that rebates were received from one M. A. Goodman in 1900 and also in 1902 in amounts of $200 and $250. York's Campaign Schedule. No business of importance was transacted at the meeting of the York county Democratic executive committee held in Yorkville last Wednesday other than the arrangement of the dates for the county campaign meetings and the adoption of a schedule of assessments to be levied on the voiiuiunvvo* The campaign will open at Blairsville on Saturday, August 13. the dates and places of the other meetings being as follows: McConnellsville, August 16; Ogden, August 17; Tirzah, August 18; Fort Mill, August 19; Rock Hill, August 20; Clover, August 22; Forest Hill, August, 23; Bethany, August 24; Piedmont, August 25; Hickory Grove, August 26; Yorkville, August 27. Candidates for the Legislature will be assessed $5, and those for the counnty offices as follows: Auditor, $14; superintendent of education, $7.50; treasurer, $14; supervisor, $10; commissioner,$2; judge of probate, $14. The magisterial assessments range from $3.50 to $11.50, according to the salary of the office. Fort Mill Beaten by Monroe. The Fort Mill baseball team was bumped hard by the semiprofessional Monroe (N. C.) club in both games of a double-header on the latter's grounds Saturday afternoon. The first game of the double-bill was to have been played Friday afternoon, but rain broke up the prospective contest while the teams were on the way to the grounds. Had the game been played Friday, Fort Mill probably would have done better playing than was seen in the first game Saturday afternoon, as a number of the best Fort Mill players who were to be in the game Friday afternoon had to return home Friday night. But the truth is, according to one of the players who was in both games in a Fort Mill uniform, the locals were not in the best condition for baseball playing, and to this fact, more than the absence of the players who were expected to be in the game, does the young man attribute Fort Mill's failure to show up creditably in the games. Monroe won both games, the ^ first 10 to 0 and the second 6 to ~ 0. There was considerable dissatisfaction by the Fort Mill boys over a number of decisions of the umpire. Price pitched the first game for Fort Mill and John Spratt occupied the mound in the second contest. Ardrev caught both games for Fort Mill. . i MR. F. H. HYATT ENTERS RACE FOR PALMETTO QOVERNORSHIP The latest entry into the race for governor of South Carolina is Mr. F. H. Hyatt, of Columbia. During the last few years Mr. Hyatt has become widely known in the State as an advocate of good roads. He is a prominent business man of Columbia and is F. H. HYATT. interested in many of the successful enterprises of that city. In announcing his candidacy Mr. Hyatt says that the principal subjects he will discuss during the campaign are the necessity for good schools, good roads and I a business-like administration. I Mr. Hyatc is a prohibitionist, but | he does not think the liquor question is of paramount concerr to the people. He is a member ol i the Methodist church and has ' done much to f urther the interests of the Columbia Fetoale college. _ _ V Cotton Prospects Favorable. In summarizing its initial reports of the cotton crop of 1910, 4-U? XT rr?: rx i Luc ixcTv wncaiis iinics-uemucrat said Monday: "The reports indicate a favorable, though somewhat late, start throughout the majoi portion of the belt. Much replanting was found necessary, Weather extremes form the basis of most of the complaints. "An appreciable increase ir acreage is reported from th< States west of the Mississipp river. "As a rule the fields are clear and well worked. Boll weevils have appeared in the sections infested last year, where croi diversification has been resortec to more than ever before. Thus far the plant seems to be fret ! of other insect pests. "The labor supply is ample ir most sections, but complaints ol scarcity in this respect comt from others." The Mecklenburg Primary. Considerable interest is felt ir Fort Mill over the outcome o1 the Democratic primary to b< held in Mecklenburg county or the 25th instant for the nomina tion of county officers. One ol the candidates is Clerk of Cour J. A. Russell, who has held thai e? iI? 1?i io ? uiucc itu luc iclsl ycnix. mr Russell formerly lived in Pine ville and is well known in this section. He is a brother of Mr I E. W. Russell, assistant cashiei i of the Fort Mill Saving's bank Mr. Russell has strong oppositioi in his race for renomination am his friends are apprehensive tha all may not go well with him ii the primary. Prof. Massey Sentenced. Monroe Journal. Policeman Barrett went t< Henderson last week to brinj back Prof. J. M. Massey, wh< was held there for passing bo gus checks and wanted here fo tho cjmo nffono.i M* Rai-i-ot Vl?v UUI1IV v/ll V* ltJV< 111 A . l/ui 1 VV didn't bring him back. Thi solicitor and others were will ! ing for him to come, but whei the judge got hold of the cas< he refused to part with Masse; l until he had been sentenced fo ' the offense there. Masse; pleaded guilty and made a pie; for mercy. When Mr. Barret i left sentence had not beei passed, but the judge told hir that it would be 12 months ii 1 the penitentiary, and it ha " doubtless gone into effect b; this time. POOR BUTTER IN CAROLINA NOT DUE TO LACK OF MATERIAL Methods Practiced Result in Inferior Product, According to This Week's Clemson Bulletin. Much of the butter that is now being produced on the farms of this State is of very poor quality. This is not due to the lack of good materials to work with, but is due to the methods practiced. It must be remembered that the first essential in making good butter is to have good cream. By good cream is meant cream that has been obtained from the milk of healthy cows and drawn in a cleanly manner. The udders of the cows must be washed and dried before each milking and the milkers should milk with clean and dry hands, and in such a way that as little dirt as possible will get into the milk. As sooh as the milk is brought into the house strain it through not less than three thicknesses of cheese cloth. This will get out all fine dirt and hairs. At the end of twenty-four hours if the milk has been kept cool enough it will still be sweet, but under the usual conditions, where no ice is used, it will very probably have clabbered. If the . milk has not clabbered, it will be more convenient to put the cream where it may be kept cold and I hold it until a large churning ; may be made. If, however, the r milk has clabbered when the I cream is taken off, it will be best to churn at once. Cream that is ; very sour never makes a good quality of butter, i The quality of butter is due ? largely to the following points: > 1. Temperature at which the ; cream is churned. 2. Acidity of cream. 3. How the butter is washed. 4. Working and salting. These points will now be taken up in their order. The churn should always be scalded out with water before it is used. After scalding rinse out with ' cold water so as to bring the ^ i temperature of the churn to that * I of the cream that is to be churned. The temperature of the cream should be such that ' the butter will come in from 35 to 45 minutes. If it comes in 1 less time than 35 minutes, there : will be too much butter left in 1 the butter milk and the butter is harder to wash clean. The \ churning should stop when the ' granules of butter are the size of " j grains of wheat. At this stage j; all of the butter has come and it | is easy to wash, for each grain * stands out so that the water can ; get to it. If the churning continues until the butter gathers ' into lumps the size of hen's [ eggs or larger, it will be imJ possible to wash the butter well. When the butter has come draw off the butter and add enough water to float the butter, i The temperature of the wash [ water should be slightly below ; the temperature of the cream ! when it was placed in the churn. . After adding the water shake f the churn so that every grain of t the butter will came in contact t with the water. It is best to wash the butter twice. The nurrv*s*? r?f thp wnshinor ie tn crM 3 the buttermilk. Too much washing will destroy the flavor. r After the second wash water has been drawn off, take the t butter out of the churn and put \ on worker. While it is still ir t the g' anular form add one ounce -1 of the best grade of fine salt tc every pound of butter. Work salt in with paddle or lever of worker, but never with the hands. The object of working is to get out the excess water r and to distribute the salt. Work ' until the butter has a waxy ap0 pearance. Too much working will ruin the grain and cause ' the butter to look greasy. Al p this season of the year very lit tie if any color need be used, " but if color is to be added, ii e should be put into the churn jusl after the cream. r y J. E. Beamguard, of Clover a announces his candidacy for the t Legislature in The Times thi: a week. For six years prior t< n 1908 Mr. Beamguard was one oJ n the York county members of the s Legislature and was consideree y an active and useful member o: the body. SUCCESSFUL POULTRY BREEDING IN LOWER FORT MILL TOWNSHIP The more or less current notion that poultry cannot be raised at ' a profit in this section has been disproved by B. M. Lee, owner of Lee's Poultry farm, two miles south of Fort Mill. The success < with which Mr. Lee has met in < the undertaking should be an in- ; centive to others to begin the breeding of poultry on a large scale. 1 On Mr. Lee's farm only Single ; Comb White Leghorns are bred and during the two years he has j been in the business he has shipped hatching eggs and fowls | to every State east of the Mississippi river and as far west as Indiana and Texas. Since January 1 his total sales of eggs and fowls has amounted to $431.35 and he now has in pens 1 800 small chickens and 115 1 yearling hens. During the last 1 five months 1,595 chicks have been hatched and 648 shipped fresh from the shell to distant points, this being possible from the fact that for the first three days baby chicks do not need either food or water. The highest price Mr. Lee has received for a hen was $5, the lowest $1. He has received as much as 7 cents each for eggs and has sold table eggs as low as 25 cents the dozen. From January 1 to June 10, 119 hens on Mr. Lee's farm have laid over 13,000 eggs and they are still laying regularly. He says that there is 100 per cent, profit in the poultry business each season if the baby chicks can be raised 1 to maturity, otherwise the profit j dwindles to nothing. Mr. Lee has 17 fowl houses on his farm, not one of which was closed during the winter, thereby establishing his contention that I one of the best aids to growing : chickens is sunshine and fresh air. ? Important Business Change. An important business change ! took place in Fort Miil during i the last week when the dry | goods and notions business of P. H. Stallings was bought by C. B. Magill. Mr. Magill will continue the business in the storeroom occupied by Mr. Stallings since the first of the year. For the present Mr. Magill will i handle only dry goods and notions, but it is his intention to add a line of furniture to the business later in the year. Mr. Magill is a well known citizen of Fort Mill township who has been connected with the Charlotte Brick company in the capacity of superintendent for a half dozen years or more. He has moved his family to town i and is occupying the Barber house on Booth street. Soil Not Adapted to Wheat? Mr. W. J. Stewart, one of Fort ; Mill's most intelligent farmers, does not think the lands of this section of the State are adapted to wheat growing, and being | thus minded, he no longer at? tempts to grow the "staff of life" on his plantation, two miles ' south of town. The last year Mr Qto\rorf nnf ontr nf Kio ln?/l ( a.jm. i . kjwv *? ui v j/uv c*n j v/a i no iauu .; to wheat the result was most ? discouraging. From five bushels . i of seed sown on good land he [ harvested only six bushels. Mr. , Stewart's plantation is one of \ the best in the county and on it . the farming operations are con: ducted on the intensive plan. > This year he has planted only 15 r acres of cotton to the mule, but 1 is cultivating more acres of corn . than he usually does. > Mrs. J. M. Gamble Dead. j; After a long and trying illness, Mrs. J. M. Gamble died at her home one mile north of town ' Tuesday morning. She is sur. vived by her husband and three sons. Mrs. Gamble was a member of the Presbyterian church and the funeral services were , conducted by her pastor, the > Rev. Mr. Hafner, from the 3 home yesterday morning. The > burial was in the town cemetery, f Mrs. Gamble was a Miss Martin > before her marriage and came 1 with her husband to Fort Mill a f (number of years ago from i Cabarrus county, N. C. W1NTHR0P S LARGEST CLASS WAS GRADUATED TUESDAY Ninety Yonng Ladies, of Wkon Six Are From York County, Receive Their Diplomas. The 1910 commencement exercises of Winthrop college, which commenced Sunday morning with a sermon before the Y. W. C. A. by the Rev. Mr. Bowers, of Newberry college, and closed Tuesday evening, was attended by a larger number of out-of-town visitors than has ever been in Rock Hill on a similar occasion. Those who had not previously visited Winthrop were amazed at the magnitude of the institution. The baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class was preached in the auditorium of the college at 8 o'clock Sunday evening by the Rev. G. I. Vance, of Newark, N. J., and a large crowd heard his discourse, the subiect beinir "T.ifp's Alf?r Stairs." Monday was devoted to the inspection of buildings and departments and in the evening the joint celebration of the literary societies was held. Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock there was a reunion of the alumnae; at 6 p. m., the daisy procession; at 8:30 p. m. the address to the graduating class by Dr. Henry N. Snyder, president of Wofford college, after which the diplomas were delivered to the class by Gov. Ansel. Ninety young ladies went from Winthrop Tuesday with their diplomas, this being the largest numberof graduates ever turned out by the college. The following York county young ladies were in the graduating class: Annie Crook, Fort Mill; Fredrica Lindsay, Yorkville; Emma London, Elizabeth Waters, Mattie Lou Barnett, Jessie Wingate, Rock Hill. Congressman Finley arrived in Yorkville Saturday and will be at home for several days. II o i ur, AND O And you will f are looking for. niture, Organs, Iron Beds, Felt ft Machines, Etc., ii ed. Our line of Windows will inl quality and pri< celebrated Philli v/i v^uuiv a ten guarantee go They last a life 1 We now new rubber tire! and baby carriaj price. Give us < CASH Ol Mills & 1 PHONES: Dry Goods, 37. 9 ??^^ PINEVILLE MAN MEETS DEATH ON RAILROAD AT CARTERSVILLE Robert A. Grier, a young man whose home was in Pineville until four years ago, was killed by a switch engine of the Louisville & Nashville railroad on the outskirts of Cartersville, Ga., Saturday night. Mr. Grier was a flagman for the Louisville & Nashville and while discharging his duties was struck by the engine and instantly killed. The remains were taken to the home of his parents in Charlotte, where the funeral services were held Monday morning. The interment was at Flint Hill cemetery in Fort Mill township Monday afternoon. Young Mr. Grier was reared in Pineville and was popular among a wide circle of friends in that section. He was about 28 years of age and leaves a wife and three children, besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Grier, and a number of brothers and sisters. Corn Sales Large. According to the statement of a local grain dealer more Western corn has been sold in Fort Mill so far this year than for a like period in any two years within the past, verifying, so far as this section is concerned, the oft heard aphorism that the corn crib of the South is in the West. There is, however, the prospect of a greater corn crop in this section this year than ever before. The acreage put to corn is greater by 50 per cent, than heretofore and more care is being given its cultivation. Chicken Thieves Busy. This is the season of the year when chicken thieves are most active and a number of housekeepers report that fowls have been stolen from their yards within the last few days. Thursday night thieves entered the barnyard of Mr. T. P. Morrow, near Pineville, and stole 21 friers. LOOK I 3ME IN. ind here what you Our line of Fur Kanges, Moves, flattresses, Sewing s large and assortScreen Doors and terest you, both in ce. We sell the ps & Buttorff line md a 15-year writes with each stove, time. prepared to put | 5 on your go-carts jes at a reasonable \ call. * CREDIT. (oung Co. I Furniture, 144. Grocery, 12. | '