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Volume 18 CHERAW, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S. C? OCTOBER, 1 1914 Number 47 MANY BUY COTTONS the take SOUTH CAROLINA TOWNS ARK yato ACTIVE IN THE BUY-A-BALE oomi ten MOVEMENT. cfcar an e f * projt FARMERS IN DEAD EARNEST :|*j; ^ I matt Th Producers Seem Determined to Get will 1 Ten Cents a Pound for Cotton or tablis Hold on to the Crop. 'n m year I | q gl The buy-a-bale campaign Is being [ vigorously pushed In South Carolina i De?D towns, and many distressed farmers j*1"0 x are being aided. The older citizens 1 Of Furman were given a remnider of i the movement by the action of one of ? _ Ma-ymmgest residents when a two- po ? ^year-old lad bought a bale at 10 cents. ! 8 a Gray Court citizens bought a nuraber of bales. I 3rear* Responses from Northern business > n houses to requests from Columbia "? 1 continue to come and many bales of B "distress" cotton are being bought and ge ctcr08 held for these concerns. A milling , . . . ... eleva company or St. Louts makes tne tinportant announcement that its product will be shipped in cotton sacks in . ' the future. Several individuals boug'-t ** a bales direct from the grower recently A live stock Arm of Cheraw will * buy 1.000 bales in trade or on account. yegt8 paying 10 centa the pound. . Marion began work in earnest and ^ a number of bales were disposed of in short order with another substan- 1 t nc \ tial movement to follow. I The Lexington Board of Trade re- ^ ported progress in its efforts toward solving the cotton question. I . * The movement goes on in Sumter i auac cost ] with thousands of bales "as good as yost n money" in making purchases and paying accounts. The purchase of bales 0 for cash is brisk but not equal to the a?n demand for buyers. , Clio and Johnston reported interest n in the movement and the names of f, t| Y A persons buying one or more bales are submitted. jjja* The campaigners have only begun 6 r to fight and probably the hardest work fr?Ps is yet to be done. The result in most ave South Carolina towns has been satis- 0 us factory, it is sal^, with only the re- ee8n' minder of the rt Mng benefit needed Prop to insure the pure, se of a bale at 10 *v? * if pis cents. K. can t withe Financial Phase Paramount did o Columbia^?"The one great prob? "I letq. of the cotton situation is the fl- cessit nancW one," s*ld E. X-jr cson, Presi- _____ dent cf the Souther Jotton Con.7j J*1' i iii in liiin1111 a eiubf wear what' ia being uone throughout - the country, when asked about the . s outlook. "What the ultimate solu tion will be, or whether there Is going to be a solution, I will not now attempt to say. From every conceiv. able angle we either have already or are now approaching the problem. "The securing of recognition by the federal government of cotton as a security, or basis of credit rather than as a commodity, in which class it has always been heretofore, was the first | great necessity. We accomplished that. _ Ragsdale Against It. < Washington. ? Congressman Rage- mark dale of South Carolina was among the prajn 30 Democrats who voted against the j,ave rule offered by Congressman Henry fopfor of Texas for the purpose of expediting qure the passage of the war tax bill. There avaji, were several other Southern members jv pr who voted with Mr. Ragsdale, others voting against it being from other jr sections of the country. This war tax was proposed by the New president for meeting the exigencies of the situation caused by the present of European conflict, and. with the ex- a ca, ceptlon of the 30 Democrats just j;tor.a named, had the indorsement of the other majority members of the house Grpp] when the vote was taken on the rule. rapjf On Buy Cotton at Darlington. Oreei Darlington.?The buy-a-bale move- wjt)) ment has been adopted by the Dar- fln(j ( lington business men. for short staple ofy,pr cr*ton, and on Thursday, October 1. pa a number of them have pledged them- Rat(? selves to buy a bale each. The cotton wi(h that will bo bought in Darlington un- ptora der this plan will be from renters and pjf tenants, or share croppers, those who need help most. lestoi To Be National Bank. St. Matthews.-- The St. Matthews . ? ... real Savings bank announces that it Is taking steps to convert itself into a ppnn national hank and will soon he a regularly installed member of the national association under the recent laws. This is good news to Calhoun county, ^* as there has been no national bank in ^raj this county prior to this. The capital ^ of this bank is JRO.OOO. The o..cers o,r ,< are: .1 S. Wannamaker. president: j,,,, , J. E. Wannamaker. vice president: C. ^ R. James, vashier: J. A. Murray, as- ( f ,, elstant cashier. P(i 1 University Hours Changed. of fl Columbia?This year at the TTn1versity the schedule of classes has Dem been changed. The dinner recess was formerly from 2 o'clock to o'clock, recei It Is now from 1 o'clock to 2 o'clock. 0f j, The first classes are at S:2.0 o'clock in W(>rt the morning against ft o'clock last monl year. This makes the schedule close ^ earlier in the afternoon, the labora- <^opt tcry periods running from 2 o'clock to over 4 o'clock instead of from 3 o'clock to denii 5 o'clock. In this arrangement the ?i,.ho< athletic practices do not interefre in child any way with the class room work. Iiict I denu Continue Moratorium. i ^ Bordeaux.?The Cabinet adonted a decree continuing the moratorium dur- j Ra?8 Jug the month of October and making ' ^ ' all contracts between Frenchmen and ^a'e subjects of thp belligerents drawn rliar since the outbreak of hostilities null w^'r end void. f?r 1 next Total German Dead. ! inim' Berlin, bv way of London.?The to- am' al German casualties in dead, wound- h,ni ed and missing as officially given to P?1M| date are 104,aS9. Tlie casualty list rf4'w announced adds a total ol casu- i a alties to those previously announced, i mfM" tiit>i n Elevators For This Stats. order to help stem the tide that weeping South Carolina and the )Q market in general because of European war, steps are being n to build and operate grain elers In this state. E. J. Watson, missloner of agriculture, has wrltto the Anderson. Columbia and leston chambers of commerce in iflfort to get them Interested in jctlng a company or stirring up eet among the business men of respective communities in the er of raising grain, e benefit from this on the surface be two-fold. It is argued. The esshment of a grain crop will bring oney to the state at the time of when remuneration from cotton ow, and alBO It will enable the le of the state to get their grain nets at first hand instead of send0 the Middle West Another reafor Immediate consideration of a step, as Commissioner Watson a out In his letter 1b that the has got to carry over until next the bumper cotton crop of this his letter to Anderson. Mr. Watjays In part: "What we have to 1 to plant a grain crop now and t off, and then throw the Bame tire Into com. and there vour itor will come in again. I hare e me today the figures from one er this year who planted his large atlon entirely In oats, and has >d a harvest of $50 per acre from crop. He then planted the same ige in corn, and has reaped a harof $45 per acre from the corn. He s to me.tvat the cost of the proon of both crops did not exceed >er acre. This was done before rar broke out. ani therefore taking the liberty iggesting to you that you call a ing of your business men at once, h this enterprise, which can not much In the way of permanent inlent, and announce to the people e Piedmont section that Anders going to have a grain elevator gh which they can market their products at best prices. If this be done right now. and a posiannouncement made, I believe practically every field in the nont will be devoted to grain ! If this Is done we ought to j a money crop bringing the money by spring, and converting hopeess Into happiness. A grain crop srly handled in the South, I be- ' will bring more in money return, inted just as soon as the fields >e cleared and made ready, even ?ut fertilizer, than cotton ever n the same acreage, would impress upon you the ne- j :y for quick action and a definite Real Esta Loans Insuranc of All Kind and Bonds i : j ctm tit. so that t'e farmers t?te can understand how their eting will be conducted with . for grain is something they never dealt with for the market e. If this be done they will feel that marketing facilities will be able, and they will unhesitating- i oceed to do that which is now ; inly sensible thing that they can 1 their hour of listress." Charters and Commissions, p Farmers' Warehouse company "Ree has been commissioned with pital of $1,500 to do a general ge warehouse business, gewood Cemetery company of a wood h?.s been chartered with a al of $5,000. aenvllle Flsk Tire company of ( r?vllle has been commissioned a capital of $5,000 for the sale exchange of automobile tires and automobile accessories, fesbur? Warehouse company of <burg has been commissioned a capital of $10.00 to do a general ge business. irence Motor company of Florwith a capital stock of $5,000. >erta Realty company of Chara has been commissioned with pital of $3,000. to do a general estate business. nmark Warehouse company of lark, with a capital of $2,000, to general storage business, w Caw Mercantile company of geburg has been commissioned, a capital of $t>.000. to do a gen- I mercantile business, petition to change the name of Retail company to Avon* or company ' > been submitted 0 sprrctury < f ta'e by the board 1 rectors. '?plos C ;iei vo ' ire of Greer l oon -m .nils led a capital .ftftO. and For Antu^xln Increases. , J. ,|, . i. a i.,;ir>t:t"T|n ved each day by the state board ealth aniount to ,ir; 200 h of the serttnt. During the ih of July the department t;ea < ) ases. In August there were '24"> ember will show a large excess this, as there is a widespread epic of the disease when ptihlie ols are opened in the fall and lien are brought directly in conwith each other. To supply the ind faxes the means of the hoard ealth. idale Works In Capital City. ashington. ?Congressman Ragsrecentlv presented Speaker np Clark with one of the badges h pledges him to hold his rotlon r. cents and to reduce the acreage year by rift per cent. Mr. Clark edlately put the badge on his coat telegraphed to St. Louis to buy h bale of rot'on at 1ft cents a d Congressman Cnderwood re-d one of the badges and instrucffrie'.nl in Alahaioa to inake him a her of one of the "buy a bale" CARRANZA EXPECTS MORE MEXICAN WAR ^ j FIRST CHIEF OF THE CONSTITUTIONALISTS PREDICTS FURTHER FIGHTING. FEDERALS ARE WITH VILIA \ Reported Carbajal and Diaz Are Ready to Support Villa, While Funds Are Provided by Others. Washington. ? General Carranza predicted further fighting in Mexico, according to official advices to the State Department. The first chief ex plained to diplomats, who gathered at hit. request, that Zapata had refused to attend or send delegates to the National convention called for Octobe 1 and that his forces were active in the South. He also described e^nts leading up to the rupture with General Villa, saying the blame for further bloodshed would be Villa's as his own troops would act only on the defensive. Official information has conir to the Washington Government rrom General Funston and others that Zi.pata and Villa are working in liar mony against Carranza and expect the support of former Federals. One of Villa's chief demands has been that certain officers who supported Huerta be taken into the new N.. tlonal army, but Carranza has given such officers no guarantees. Already it has been reported that. Francisco Carbajal, former provisional presi dent, and General Felix Diaz are ready to support Villa. General Hugh Scott, assistant chief of staff of the army and formerly in command on the Mexican border, has received a pathetic letter in this connection from General Francisco Castro, the aged general just released with Mexican Federal troops who crossed the border after the battle of Ojinaga and were interned in Texas General Castro wrote that after 401 years service in the Mexican army, during which he worked hard to gain ) every promotion and has not blot ( cn his record he now found himself barred from the army of his country. The American Government has: taken no steps as yet to mend the situation, awaiting a clearer definition^1 F I e We make a specialt s Phone 84 May of the situation. Roar Admiral Fletcher, commander of the Atlantic fleet, j has recommended * that four battleships he retained temporarily in Mex- j lean waters while the remainder of ' the fleet goes north for target prac- j tice. PLAN FOR STORAGE CREDITS. Cotton Situation Relief ic Sought by 1 Interstate Commerce. Washington. ? Arrangements wefe perfected ljy the Interstate Commerce Commission in connection with the | Treasury Department and the Federal | Reserve Hoard to relieve the cotton ! storage situation in the South. These branches of the Government : have joined in assisting cotton plant , en and railways of the South in i meeting the extraoidinarv demand fot the storage of cotton occasioned ly the European war. The commission, in an announce- j no nt of new tariff and transporta- ; Pen regulations made, says that "for j the purpose of providing temporary warehousing spare for the storage of cotton, under arrangements approved : b\ the Secretary of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Hoard; and for | the purpose of permitting tho carriers to recognize the warehouses as points for the sto-age of cotton, in order thai such points should he given the bene fit of transit privilogTu the Interstate frmmerce Commission has author izod the carriers of the South to publish and file tariffs establishing on their lines rules, regulations and charges governing the storage of rot-' | ton during the year ending August 31. Ibl.V Only Few Remain. Paris.?There are between *>00 and | POO Americans in Switzerland accord i ii-g to til" latest estimate. Most of tho-o remaining an- wealthy and are in no hurry to go home. Villa Says Carranza Cannot Rule. <*i, G?a?.ra1 \ ilia's complete reply as given out here follows; I 1:1 in*nt tn#- eirrnmstnnccs wineii , have brntii-ht ;?l??mit vrave dniicet lmt ' sincerely protest tT?; I !iiv sole aiiihi' Hon will In- to ;ninii!.'c existing dil'l'i| culties without sio-ddim: l)!ooi| 31' possible. I oippliiitii'jillv stiit#1. however. that ill'- only niovi- whirli run briny about eessntion of hostilities 1 on my pin t i? Hint Vemisti ino Cnrrnnzii il'-livrr supreme eontniand tn Fernando iylesias Faldoron. Men Picked Up By Steamer. i Washington.?Four officers and SI men aboard the revenue nutter Tnhonin when she went ashore on the I Western Aleutian I lands recently ' have been picked up by the sp-nii;<t Cordova and survey shi[? I'ntterMHi. , near Avattu Island. Advices to revenne cutter headquarters said search was proceeding for 22. others front j I lie Talioina w ho landed from boats ^ on nearhy islands. The messane indicated font the Talioina would he a total lo.-s. \o details of the conditions j. of Hie resetted men were rjven. CANADA SB! The response to the call foi^G men required could be picked frby (below) members of the Halifax HI tain Logan, Lieutenant Dennis,' ? g CANADIAN TROOPS) DEPART FOR WAR 30,000 On Their Way To Aid Molliif Country?Servians Capture c Bosnian City * 3 BRITISH CRUISERS SlljlK Caring Feat by Lone German Subntarine on North Sea?Battle ol Aisne Continues % /I,' JThe struggle between the allied ar mies of K.aucc and Great Drl a?s against the Germans nortii of ttic Aisne river near the Ilelgian bo dei in France continues witli unabltcd fury. Iiotli forces have met w.ittf al ternatlng victories and defeats uroir day to day, but no definite advanW?C h:>s leer. gained by either side, rfyje LiiiJvVk stroke a lone German ? n:a lilt dashed from the German W&l canal to tin .North Sea and 'a-foi^^h turning to its haven of safety ed in sinking three of R E 3r of writing fire InsuriuBe Losses 'ai nard-Raley Rea It Deposit y i T. T> j Ine Dank Chera than ai.i, otiiek k 4^| compoi 10 in savi i Canadian Troops to the War. St. Johns, X. li.?T. \v\ Crothers minister ??l" labor of tie Dominion e Canada, annum eed tliat M-.OOU Can a U:an voltiiite<*j had kouc to the fon i day or two ago." : made the announce in> :.i in a .-pet < h before the Canadia. tra.ie - a:. 1 lai or e.ingress in couveu lion here. .Mr. Crothers extolled the patriotic spirit i l lite Canadian \oluntoers. I !?.- i'o ?::?iinu brief dispatch is tin on'y iianonnc .neat the Canadian fen sor his permit id to po ovt r the wire? re'-at ii:i4 Ca disposition of the Can adian \oiuntecrs l.i more than u u, i ;v. ! ' nil.- p :u iiiii" til'.' I ai*? d Statet l'r< in ? li.it! ports have to.il of act iw ;>;t: ?:tici s I h-i< jnc tin- ;ranspor tub.:; ill ( ana l.t> til 11 coiitingi lit 01 t.i !< 11u' i!m*;i r of war: a niontli ;i_u '.lif pp pin - \ was P ;<?!?; that the \ < .iii.ti w*>ii 'I .-ail nix' it S< p!?.'ll:bi i hy one fan.- V.'anMc liners i..r ! hi i! call ! it undisclosed luis sii ;.s t<i i'nil.el.an purls; hut no int'or nialioii i:::s lii ii |n ;iniiii'l to leach tin- ian clc '..in hi a- to when the troops would sai! from oi what port would he their <!* stluatioti. Ilcyond tiie hare aiinounceiuetit that the Canadian lunti ers had sailed,; no other ih V'S i t lIn'ir departure was per milled to eel past the censor. Eiitish bteamer Is Sunk ltio .hue h o 'I In tleriuiiu steamer Prussia has arrived at Santos and land i ll tie niast'-r and tifteen men of the Uiitisli steamer Indian Prince, which was sunk hy the Ueiman uuxilii iry cruiset Kroiiprinz Willielni. Russians Surround Przemsyl In (ialicia lite Russians are push ng steadily on their goal, which for lie iiioiin ut is J't/.emsyl. They appart ntly have that place pretty well s pfr YDS HER BEST TO AiD I HI Wv fcnadian volunteers for service with the Jany three of the Dominion's nine mil ltle3, the first mustered in, and (above) lap *ain Clarko and Lieutenant Jones, ; cruisers. The Servians during tlio past week succeeded in capturing Sar ajevo, the Dosniun capital, where i. t- mt tn i\rCilUUKC re>UI.:UiiU, Hill ... the Austrian throne, was assassinated, from the Austrians. In Uaiicia the Russians arc surrounding l'rzomsyl, the last of the Austrian r'ron. holds. Canadian Soldiers to Europe . Though much has been said regard ing the mobo'isdng of the Canadian troops for service on the European continent, little has beeu known ol the actual movement of the troops and not until the last few days has it be ji ccnie known that 30,000 Canadian sol 1 diers were on their way to light along r side of the British in France. The censors have not permitted the facl ' to become known as to where these soldiers sailed from or where their destination will be. The same secrecy 1; that covered the landing of British !t soldiers in France and the movement > of the troops f:om India, is attending ! the transporting of the troops from , Canada. i German Navy Hemmed In > Day after day the British warships i have been awaiting outside of the f ideil canal for the coming of the Ger f man ships. Once by a clever ruse they r were able to entice several of the raiser's war vessels from the protec of the canal with the result thai 5URAN< and represent only the best d Promptly y & Truft Co., Aj our money IN * of Cheraw w, S. C. .wi s i\ Tin: (oi ntv ro>nti\i.i; .trtded quarterly ngs department roi.ui!> d by now, for. fallowing tin ' rapture of .lurnsiuu, tliey announcer .' tli? occupation ol' V.'ts'ok. ou the Hum Kariau border, -ouiliue-t of l'r^em , s.vl. and an tmport..ut station on t'n rai way which runs from Sanol tliloiiirh o|;e of the passes of the Car paCuiaus to Z. ttij<!in. and thence It iiu lape.-t. V.'lsloh probaldv was taken by thai . J)a:t ti Jin- Kit. -1;<:i army wiiieli ad vanced lr> i.i Lemhcrg by the suiiilnTt , route to cut off the r> tn at of tin An Irian army through t!io Carpatli . iai s to iinneary. Ii is ais>? anothci link in tin* chain which tin- Russian? . are draw iin: around tiie fortresses ol l'r/einsy! ami Craeiow. (m the (human frontier the litis nans are in close touch with the (.i>c inaii forces. aeeor>!i,iK to their report but no t'-.l.riuK has occurrt-d. '1 he Servians record utmost daih , siu> < > ssos. Thiv 11tn> ii i. ibe eaptui'i . or 'aiihovin <mi nvor I U lna. Germans Destroy Famous CatlieJral l.oliili-O Tin i'll< till- i oil < ImiiuIoII1 of the I>itilv .Mail m-:hI< i! i. slot) of the i|aiiia~.< vr n ' i in 111 - i-atai ' -Irui tin"*--: "T!io mat'.i lii'. lit 'i; a! o| Hli<'!ni<. which wa> a nrrional moiiii llii'fit of universal fa?'i". mnv is II' j I mol e tliau an niujiiy shell of chains ami liacldiic! wall. Ii i.-- iioi yd kliow II to what e.\t. lit its htolle Wol l has I."Ui w alvotieii hy tlx llaiin > oi , wit. titer later it tan l>*. iostort.il. Inn j it will ta vi-r l.e what i* was liofore Emyoror is 111. I nation. A in pnVii : . The Tiltifi! r. a (i. e. ".a -..> > Tlii Si4|i- e Statr: V. or M ,M: m i j!l w itii in ; "a * !:< Into:-;, as a r til t ' '''.at I'tlii a into a tr?*!i? Ii lillci r. Sithsoi il? to the Clifottir li: OLD COUNTRY ! English army was such that the 25,( ltary divisions. The Illustration alio four of their officers, left to right, C ,' the German navy iost two vessels was the fact that the Uritish had , German ships hemmed in that , them the freedom of the high AllCr UUll L ll u VJ*:I man ? ?* | lost sight of entirely, i Attack by Germans a Surpris The attack by the German su ; rine was a great surprise to the ' ish ileet and even the British tei it as a brilliant feat. Not until | of their vessels was struck did > become aware of the presence ol j tiny death-dealing ship. Two oth< the British vessels went to the a ance of the one that was struck they, too, were struck by torpe oear i rcca t>y a tsen. '/ Meeting a larbo black b'-ar t I carrying supplies on horseback sheep camp. "Dad" Worland, s two years old, of Worland, Wyo., ' ! !y charged the animal, although j armed, violently clanging a sheep : J The b -ar hesitated an instant, II tore for the timber at top speed i climbed the first available tree, j land kept it treed for several h ? clanging the bell whenever it sliov ' I disposition to come down. In the ; that some person with a gun v r prss by. After several hours it 5 necessary for Worland to continu " journey. When he last saw the '' it was still in the tree. pmmmm??? ??? :e old line companies ?ents crr British Disaster Pleases Berl Berlin.?'The sinking of the British armored cruisers, the Abt Hogne and Cressy, of li'.l'OO tons is the big news feature in Be newspapers. Details of the battl i not yet available. The news was received with p ular pleasure, as it served to recr the German sailors with the pi die posed upon tlietn of higher strs i under which the officers and mi the tiee are chafing, despite all r i nitions of patience front the ne1 pers and public opinion. Mutinous Chinese Jailed I Honolulu.?Seventy members o ' Chinese crown of the German re , steamers Loongmoon, tftaatesek -- i /1 K .!' >150 illld uuinciliuui jar.->m\ tin> lfumhurg-Americun lino, wer prisoned here on mutiny charges by the captains of the vessels, r accommodations are taxed by the her of Orientals under arrest, bu , captains of the German steamer [ tiny fear further trouble front tli t'hinoe ,-ti'l a beard their ships, wjtid th< t'hiaese had refused to board any humor. . 1 Life of a Flea. 1 Fneratos asked how far a flea i jump, but the length of his life is important than the length of his j it is important because fleas are crs and disseminators of various sites; thus, the rat-liea of India i > bearer of the plague microbe. Rrili.-h rat-lira usually pusses thr t i's development cycle in two or weeks; in ten days in warm, < 1 weather. Gautier and Ravbaud ' otto alive on human blood for yo At,other lived for 41 days in ai chamber without feeding. Dr. ; li t?n Nicoll tinds that a rat-flea ^ live on an average about a week i from its host. The period of sur ' is longer at low temperature at the light; it Is shortened by e: of dryness or by excess of mois Very important, however, is the coverv that the larvae and pupae survive in infected material ts sawdust, brusliiugs ar.d so on) t t long as a year. Frankly Expressed Doubt. The let.- Sir Francis J. Cam v s perhaps the most famous man of Ms ?!.iHorn in Trnm in l> .. b ! lii- : i^lit when he four tiers ' ! !. Nevertheless, h< ' eame a sm c ; i! n ieian. ami e ually foini ' il the i t-yal Normal ] ?i" I / 'idemy of Music for ' r.liud at Norwich. Kn,gland. v many Mind persons have learned to support themselves. Sir I-'r; ! was a keen spoilsman, a cyclis 5 oarsman, a football player, am ? ; Alpine cliuilu r. lie was the only j man that ever ascended Mont I! I j "Are j on really Mind, Campbell," i i dall asked him on one of ids n tainceiiiiK expenditions, "or are only a humbug?" !FARMING EXPERTS TO BE EMPLOYE COMMITTEE TO RAISE FUN FOR WORK OF COMBATING S- BOLL WEEVIL. I ? $ PALMEITO CAPITOL NEV General News of South Carolina < lected and Condensed From 1 State Capital That Will Prove ? Interest to All Our Readers. Columbia Steps were taken recently at a m< I lng held in Columola to provide and put into the field at an early d ^ additional experts to work foi agri< tural and industrial develonient al< )00 up-todate lines, with a view to bri ws ing the best financial results to i ap- masses of the people of this state. Recently, at a joint meeting of c< mittees from State Bankers asso< ( tions of the textile manufactur I the an(* the c?ttonseed crushers held gave the PurP?8e of taking some lnitiat seas stePs looking to the preparation were t,ie state of South Carolina for coming of the boll weevil, a comr e tee was appointed to take the mat bran- in char^e' consisting of the presid ^rjt. of the South Carolina Bankers' as rmed elation, the president of the Cott one SPC(1 Crushers' asociation. the pr they c'ent of the Cotton Manufacturers' f the sociation, the president of the St er 0f Farmers' union, the president ssist* Clemson college, W. \V. Long. Uni an(j States farm demonstration agf (joeg Clemson college; B. H. Rawl of t'nited States department of agri< ture, P. O. Plunkett of the agricull vhile al department of the Southern r to a way, E. J. Watson, commissioner sixty- agriculture of the state of South C bold olina, and Neill O'Donnell of Si i un- tor. representing the mercantile bell, terests. then and Health Officers on The Move. Wor- James Adams Hayne, M. D., of ours, state board of health, went to S] red a tanburg to be present at a buffet s hope per in honor of Robert M. Thomp ,-ould of New York," well known in So was Carolina because of his relations v e his the ThompsoiVMcKadden Pella bear commission. Dr. Hayne went fi there to Raleigh to confer with We are eager to serve you and appreciate your business S. Rankin, state heatlh officer, v> three' re*ar(* t0 Plans f?r completing nikir macl,lnery necessary for operat each ' an(' enf?rceninet the vital i '; tistics laws in South Carolina, rim s j U ir? i Governor Issues Several Pardons. artic-1 governor has recently lss' mcile 1 Par"d?ns to Grady Corley, Richli v iiu- roun,y- Cas Strickland and Le itegy Strickland, Anderson county, and 3n"0f M. Gault, Spartanburg county, (lmo- Paroles have been issued ivspa- Boyleston. white, of Rarnv county: Jim Relcher and John lie! er. colored, Abbeville county: S Richardson, colored, and Ben Luml f the aIias ?ennie Lumford, colored of fugee Person ool,ntyortar Smith Would Aid Farmers. e> ?M Washington.?In order to aid e 'm*! cotton growers as much as possil made i c5Pnator Smith of South Carolina *a" troduced en amendment to the pi Hum-1 Vreelnnd-Aldrich act, reducing lt tl,c| tax charged by the government fi s say T. per cent to 1 per cent, and provid e 1 that the reduction made in the tas They j tj,e bankers shall likewise be m 8tay j by the bankers to the fanners 1 i rowing money. j , Decisions of Supreme Court. could "''''belt, appellant, vs. L. firifl'ith t-i al resnondents. Rover? inure iutnp. Opinion by D. E. Hydrlrk, associ bear- Justice. para- Jo,in Weeks et a I. appellants, vs d the Bryant et al, respondents. The versed. Opinion by D. E. Hydrick, oiib'h sociate Justice, three lamp Clem6on Cadets Can Not Attend. kept Clomson College.?It has been days. po"n,'cfl oi'firially here that the Ci i ice po" ,;,-dets not attend the st Wil- in Columbia this year, on acco can the present financial condit apart throughout the state, rival \ id in Cattle Tick at Lexington. xcess' ** Williams, cattle tUiM insp tture ' *or 'rom ' 'iited States departin j. of agriculture at Washington. I been stationed ai i.exinaion ana > uiuy i 'rain ! nia!<0 11 stn)ne: fipht apalnst the er or bo' iration of *',e rat,'e tirk- V linms is the second inspector sent this county hv the federal novernm within the last .10 days, the other spector beinc C. II. \*. Rrown. wh nbell headquarters are at Chapln in blind i r)l|tch Fork section. Mr. Willia essec w'" have charge of the work in , wa3 j territory south of the Saluda rivei i' be- "With the cooperation of the pen vent- Wf> rj,n remove the quarantine fr Col- voiir county by November 1, 1.9] tho >J,hl Inspector Williams when talk here ' '''e work that lie and Ir.sper how "town intend doing. "I am going uncls ft'sit the work hard and strong." s t. an he, "and I confidently expect the i 1 an [ l''e I-exinpton to help us in blind went work. Cattle raising holds Jane. 1 *? l-exlnvton farmers a great flit Tyn- if 'bey will but crnsp the opportt ioun- 'lf's afforded them to rid the raft It you There are at present tii vats in the territory of Mr. Willis aftd he will erect another. CURRELL VISITS FLORENCE South Carolina University President DHai Busy Day In Plorenoe, Making Three Adrssses. Florence?Dr. William Spencer Cur rell, president of the University of D3 8outh Carolina, mada hie Initiatory trip out in the state in a vlaH to Florence. Dr. Currell eaye that he hopes to be able to continue euch visits among the people who support the university and If all of his visits are yq as pleasant as this one to Florence will find this department of hlB work especially charming. He delivered an address at the Presbyterian church j0|. In the morning, and the large auditorium of that building was crowded. Many friends of the university from ?' other churches attended and waited afterwards to make the personal acquaintance o the man who Is directu ing the work of the state's capstone ?et> ?' education system, for I The Florence county alumni assoate ciatioi* has had two beneficiaries of ,uj_ | its scholarships In the ufff k_rsity and Dr. Turrpll was assured that he would ng_ I always find Florence county ready tooths ' secon(* an<* support his work tn the state. In patronage of the university this Ma- year FIorence wil1 be a Btar- returning ers her ol<* students and sending seven for freshmen to join the student body. Dr. Currell was Invited to Florence ot to lecture to the men's meeting held t]ie each Sunday afternoon at the Y. M. nit- C' A' where many distinguished t sons of the state have aided In the ent work by excellent and stirring ad- * "t" dresses. These meetings, since the on organization of the Y. M. C. A. here,have been one of the features of the ag life of the city, and they havf alate way8 1)6611 we^ attended by nien o[ In all walks of life. The meeting d was the first for this fall, and the auditorium of the building was pack' ed. Dr. Currell spoke of the ChriaOan race, the course, the preparation, the reward. His talk was forceful and intur .j teresting. the audience was delighted. al ' He made a third public address at , 0 night at the Methodist church, service ar" at that church belnj^ jnade a union Jm* service for the occasion, and the great i n" aulitorium of that handsonm ?ew Nchurch was well filled with ag Igtei* esting and attentive audience. i i the Highway Meeting Postponed. par- Columbia.?Rawley W. Holcombe> lup- acting secretary of the Columbia son Chamber of Commerce, Is sending ^ uth out the following notice, relative to rith the postponement of the good roads gra convention from October 1 until the om first week In December: ^ '/ W "Some time ago a call was issued by the Columbia Chamber of Com? merce and Col. E. J. Watson, commit N sioner of agriculture^ for a general _ ?VJiuum ?ni if w mil b y?m lumbits on October 1, at which time ways and means would be discussed -for a campaign to construct bridges and highways throughout this state. tJnforseen complications have arisen, necessitating the postponement of this movement from the first of October until the first week in December. A great deal of Interest is bein manifested in this movement, not only by the citizens of South Carolina but by the American Highway association, who are in sympathy with the movement and have volunteered their good offices toward making It a success." '1th the Mr. Robertson Dead, ion Columbia.?Caldwell Robertson, regta tired capitalist, 60 years of age, died at his home, 1603 Pendleton street, after an illness extending aver several months. Mr. Robertson was edued ucated for the bar and practiced law ind for a time in St. Louis, serving also wis at various periods at term as city T. councilman of Columbia and one as a all member of the lower house of the gento oral assembly from Richland county; k-ell but business absorbed bis energies for loh. the greater part of his career and he lam was f?r n,any years successfully act^jn ive as a real estate operator. He reAn tired from business and public life on tiie conclusion or nis legislative term. Rldgeway Organizes Farmers' Union.. the Ridgeway.?Farmers and business ble, men assembled In the town bell at in- Rldgeway to hear addresses . followed res- by the organization of a local farmthe ers' union. J. Whltner Reid, secre om tary of the State Farmers' Union, ling made a short talk on the objects and c to aims of the union and stated its plan ado of organization. Thi6 was followed bor- by an address from E. J. Watson, commissioner of agriculture , Still Waiting. ' tho guest was 'an Englishman, and t ' his host did not wish him to miss any of the good things that were being n said at the dinner. "Did you catcfcthat ^ | last joke?" he asked the young man, whose face wore a cheerful, but not tco animated, expression as the Are of stories rattled from side to side of the table. "The one about the place where they had two skulls of the saint ?one when he was a boy and one Pill. when he was a man?" "No/' said the unt m'ssed that one. I'd like to ion hear it now. if you'ro good enough to repeat it." Sam Powell Killed In New Yoefc. iec- Sumter.?Sam Powell, a son of B. ent M. Powell of this city, met his death las in New York eity as the result of an rill unfortunate accident. He was struck ad- down by an automobile as he was Vil- stepping from a street car and susto tained injuries so severe that he lived ent but a short time after the accident. In- j The bony was Drought to sumter o?e and the funeral services held from his thp father's residence on west Liberty nis street, the interment taking place in the ; the Oakland Avenue cemetery immediately afterwards. pie om Marines Return Soon. 15." Charleston.?The return to the j in;: Charleston navy yard of from 100 to! tor 125 mrines and their officers from: to Vera Cruz is expected shortly, follow-; aid the order of evacuation recently; )po- | published. Col. Neville, Capt. Ram-' the j Rpy and Lieut. Kingsbury will, it is out: presumed, come back, no orders to llro I the contrary having as yet been reuni reived. The local marines went to , 0f Vera Cruz some time ago, depleting Ive, the navy yard barracks heavily, uus Th**y wl" given a warm welcome on their return.