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H || One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. 0. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16,1915. Established 1891. |
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COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS
SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS
IN VARIOUS SECTIONS.
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V Jbiews Items Gathered All Around the
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Comity and Elsewhere.
Ehrhardt Etchings. .
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.Ehrhardt, Dec. 14.?Everything is
quiet down our way. These bleak
v December days keep everybody in
-v- '
% around the fire if they are to be kept
comfortable. The man with a load
of -wood or coal is greeted with a
smile and no trouble to dispose of
, > this ware.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Copeland have
- rented the old Ehrhardt home from
Mr. Chas. Ehrhardt, and will move
, to town to spend their old days,
where it is easy to live and conven1
. ient to spend money.
Rev. B. J. Guess left last Saturday
for his new field of work, Spring
fill"' : Street church, Charleston. Our new
pastor, the Rev. Felder, is expected
s ' this week some time. Should he ar?
rive there will be preaching at the
T Methodist church next Sunday at
||S:f 7:30 p. m.
rPVi n TTV* crrlt.ririffiri inflrriaffP is
v IliC UU1 uaiuv v* a ****** - ?
to take place this eve, at the home
&*&?? of the bride. This is to be a very
quiet affair, owing to the sadness
v_. over the loss of the bride's father
I ?v recently. Only the closest friends
and relatives of each are invited.
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin will be at home
? ; at the Ehrhardt hotel after a short
bridal tour and visits among relaf?
- L tives of Walterboro. We extend our
heartiest congratulations to these
^ ^ young folks and wish them a long
and happy life.
Mrs. W. B. Moore and little sons,
William, and McBride, returned last
k Thursday from a short visit among
her relatives at White Hall, S. C.
f The dancers of the town are expecting
to have a ball some time during
the holidays; they will announce
later the date, etc. ^ JEF.
\ ^ Clear Pond News.'
Clear Pond, Dec. 14.?Miss Vera
McMillan, who attends school at Ehrhardt,
spent the wbek-end at'home.
If* Rftv/1 Avorc anri MifiS Pearle
Barr, of Denmark, visited at-' the
V ^ '/ home of Mr. G. W. Polk recently.
Mrs. P. K. Hughes and children
spent a few days last week foth relatives
at Brier Creek.
Miss Minnie Lou Carter returned
fe"*%^er h?me in Augusta Saturday affff|3pt
ter a week's visit to her cousin, Miss
; * Mamie Morris.
Miss Cora Lee Vara, the efficient
f teacher of Clear Pond school, visited
3/ friends at Carlisle Sunday.
Mrs. A. Q. Drawdy, of Farrell's,
' spent last Saturday and Sunday with
0'^ Mrs. J. B. Folk.
.. ' p Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Folk are
-5^ visiting relatives at Hilda.
f ' Miss Mamie Morris spent last
.v\
i week-end with Miss Clara Priester, oi
j? Bambergv
' Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clayton, ol
jfejl v Pelion, were visitors at the home of
i ^ $ Mrs, A.. R. Walker last week.
Miss Meta Hughes and Mrs. DuBois,
spent Sunday with Mrs. P. K.
: Rentz, near Ehrhardt. '
Messrs. Jones, Gunnells, and Drawdyi
of Olar, were guests of Mr. Edward
Walker Sunday. They came
over in Mr.Drawdy's car.
Mrs. P. K. Hughes, and Mrs. DuI
Bois, visited Mrs. J. F. Mitchell Monfa/'
f r ' . day.
The public is cordially invited to
attend a Christmas tree at Clear
Pond school Thursday, December 23,
> : beginning at 7 o'clock.
/
_ Colston News.
TX_ _ 1 A XT7~ V.rta.T,
UOISLOU, i/tJC. it. ?vo uaic uctu
\ 5f.v- having cold leather for the past few
days.
Albert McMillan, of Bamberg, was
tb# welcome gnest of his mother,
- Mrs. J. C. McMillan, Sunday.
^ A Christmas tree will be given at
* ^^-7 - 4 the Colston school house the 23rd, at
v 5:30 o'clock. A special invitation is
* * V- extended to the patrons and public.
* VV Mr. Talbert Padgett was in the
.v%
r. . >: Springtown section Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs.-Party Ayer, of Olar,
% ; were the welcome guests of their
mother, Mrs. Sam Clayton, on Sun
u day.
'* . N . ? Cop?
Cullings.
* Cope, Dec. 13.?Miss Julia Cope
V ' returned home from Columbia on
V. v- Saturday, she having been there the
^ * Past three weeks with relatives and
- friends.
Miss Evelyn Henerey, who spent
the week-end with her cousin, Louise
v . ? . Perryclear, of Orangeburg, returned
home last night.
% Winter is now putting in her ap
eT&h* . ^ - r
Wjk; '
CLAIMED BY DEATH. II
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Solicitor of First Circuit Succumbs to
Illness at Home in Orangeburg. S<
Orangeburg, Dec. 11.?Preston T.
Hildebrand, solicitor of the 1st ju
< ii- n
cneiai circuit or soum taruima, uicu
at his home in this city at 2:30
o'clock this morning. He had been
very ill for some time, and the end,
though a matter of great sorrow to
the whole community, was not a sur- ^
prise. Mr. Hildebrand was a promi- ^
nent citizen of Orangeburg, and was
well known all over the State. Sur,
viving him are: his widow, Preston
T. Jr., of Camden, Ark; Hydrick, of 0
Orangeburg; Hartwell, of Atlanta,
and Miss Annie May Hildebrand, of
this city. tl
A Michigan inventor has brought c
out a portable refrigerator, somewhat
resembling a suit case, in which there j
is a chamber for cracked ice above a ^
compartment for holding perishable
goods.
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pearance in good style, and as a con- C
sequence many fine porkers are pay- C
ing the usual penalty; from now on e
plenty of pudding, sausage, spare o
ribs, etc., or in other word6:. and c
hominy/' will be in evidence.
It is understood that.the Sunday .
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school of the Sawyer Memorial
church will have a Christmas tree on < ^
Christmas eve night.
Let every member of Cypress j
camp, No. 161, W. O. W., remember
that there will be a meeting on
Thursday night, December 16, at sev- t
en-thirty p. m., and that the annual t
election of officers will take place at r
that time. C
Mr. Tom Broxton left on Saturday t
'for a visit to relatives and friends at ^
Broxton's bridge.
g
Quietly Married Sunday. .
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Cope, Dec. 13.?Last evening at
seven-thirty o'clock Miss Dippie
i Houck was qjuietly married at the
home of her aunt, Mrs. J. S. Zeigler,
of 39 Green street, Orangeburg, to 1
Mr. W. H. McKinney, of Greenwood.
The Rev. C. B. Burns, of Cope, offi- I
- ciated. . S
Miss Houck is a daughter of Mr. S
Jake Houck, of the Wesley Grove sec- S
1 tion of the Fork, and a member of t
1 Wesley Grove church, of which Rev. 5
Burns had charge the past year. Mr. I
McKinney is a popular and prosper'
ous business man and furniture deal- r
er of Greenwood, his home town. c
Immediately after the ceremony the
" happy couple left by the Southern ^
1 for their future home in Greenwood,
Honor Roll Denmark School.
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First grade?Albert Bean, J. Z. t
Brooker, Leslie Easterling, Hoyt 1
Smoak, Louis Spann, Hugh Sharpe, 1
Govan Zeigler, Dorothy Hightower.
> Second grade?Roger Smoak, Hagood
Zorn, Helen Brooker, Dorothy '
; Crum, Winnie'Cox, Mamie Turner,
I Miriam Turner, Mary Hane Walker,
Grace Wiggins. *
1 Third grade?John Turner, Ed- *
; ward Zeigler, Sarah Califf, Beatrice a
Chitty, Julia Ray, Thelma Sharpe. *
Fourth grade?James McCrae, s
Frances Dozier, George Marion Hope, F
Richard Sojourner, Albert Folk, Mar- s
. garet Brooker.
Fifth grade?Eldridge Hightower, c
, Ruby Abstance, Joe Matthews, Helen
Turner, Dorothy Riley, Evelyn Cain, *
. Byrl Price, Dottie B. Smoak. 4
Sixth grade?Georgia LeCroy, 1
Ruth Califf. 1
, Seventh' grade?Edna Creech, F
. Pearl Barr, Anna Matthews, Julia M. ^
Riley. / 0
Eighth grade?Harold Sojourner, /
Ruth Folk, Cecile Hope, Elizabeth 1
McCrae, Julia McCrae. ^
Ninth grade?Willie Delle Hutto, 0
| Sadelle Cain, Julia Cox, Mildred Lee, a
Ethel Patrick. c
Tenth grade?Jasper Sojourner, ^
; Genie Fogle, Barnwell Huggins, Zelma
Herndon, Clara Wyman.
Eleventh grade?Virginia Hutto.
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Govan Goings. i ?
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Govan, Dec. 10.?Boiling syrup o
and killing hogs has been the order of "
the day for some time. Mr. Cooper f
Gunnels has made up 700 gallons of 5
nice syrup. Mr. C. W. Bessinger has
butchered perhaps the largest hog in f
the county; it tipped the scales after n
being dressed for 510 pounds. If o
anyone can beat that in this county v
we would like to hear from him in c
i the next issue. h
We are glad to note the large acre- v
? -? i-Vinnt Vn-i i n rr nla n fori til mil cVi _ e
' ilgfcJ Ill A ncau uciiafc, yiUiiv^u v?iv/uou w
out this community. r
Our school rooms are filled with
, a large number of students and the
i school is progressing fine; the chil-( t
. dren are beginning to make their d
plans for Christmas and longing for p
Santa to come.. jb
N THE PALMETTO STATE
}me occurrences of various
KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
tat? News Boiled Down for Quick
Reading.?Paragraphs About
Men and Happenings.
t
Dirt was broken Saturday for Sparmburg's
new $250,000 hotel. The
uilding will be seven stories tall.
Elbert Dawkins, a Newberry counv
negro, drank more than a quart
f gin on Friday, December 3. He
> dead.
Dr. John A Brunson, of St. Mathews,
has decided to accept a call to
he pastorate of the First Baptist
hurch of Sumter.
The two story frame dwelling of
ohn Whisonant, of Blacksburg, was
estroyed by fire last week. The
roperty was valued at about $3,000.
McQueen Mack, a negro boy of
)rangeburg county, is in jail in
>rangeburg charged with an attemptd
criminal assault upon a white girl
if the Fork section of Orangeburg
ountv.
Rev. C. L. Brown, of Japan, has
?eenf elected a member of the Luthran
Mission board to succeed Dr. R.
C. Holland, who died in Columbia reently.
He will be general secretary
if the mission's board.
By a vote of approximately four
o one, McCormick won its new couny
fight at Tuesday's election. The
tame of the new county will be Mccormick
county. The new county em>races
portions of Abbeville, Greenvood
and Edgefield counties.
George W. Tidwell, sentenced tc
even years' imprisonment for shootng
R. Emmett Walker, after the later
had admitted seducing his daugher,
has abandoned his appeal to the
mpreme court and will enter upor
he service of his sentence within the
lext few days.
The following have been named as
x>stmasters in different places ir
>outh Carolina by the president: W
>. Hite, Batesburg; G. I. Hutchinson
Jummerville; W. J. Stanley, Hamp?*
T n T/\vi -nir* nro Dinhnn c* A P
UXI , J , V/. JCllUlLtgo, x JUituj, XX. X
Stewart, McCormick; J. P. Ouzts
Sdgefield; L. S. Bowers, Prosperity
Greenwood Rogers and two othei
legroes serving sentences on the
?
State prison farm in Kershaw countj
nade ther escape last week aftei
hey had overpowered a guard anc
aken his Winchester rifle and pisto
tway froti liim. Rogers was serving
i sentence of life imprisonment foi
;he murder of a white man in Lau
-ens county. A reward of $50 has
)een offered for the capture of eact
>f the escaped convicts.
Misspelled Words. v
Seven out of every 100 third gradf
mblic school children in the United
Itates cannot spell the word "has/
Lccording to a report just compiled
?v Dr. Leonard P. kyres, of the Rus
ell Sage Foundation, on the specia;
roblems inherent in the' teaching o1
pelling. Dr. Ayres's study also
irought out many other orthographk
iddities.
Dr. Ay res selected the 1,000 words
hat constitute 90 per cent, of the
anguage ordinarily used. This seection
was made from various Engish
authors, from four Sunday news>apers
of Buffalo, N. Y., and from the
?usiness and family correspondence
if more than 2,000 adults.
Cooperating with the school superutendents
in eighty-four cities of the
Jnited States, Dr. Ayres had the 1,00
commonest words tested by an
iggregate of 1,400,000 spellings, seured
from 70,000 public school chilren.
'*
Nine words of most frequent use,
iz, "the," "in," "so," "no," "now,"
man," "ten," "bed," "top," revealed
hof copnnrl erarip nilDils on an av
U1V V> WVVVfMX* Q* X 4
rage spelled correctly 94 per cent, of
hese words. At the other extreme
f the scale of words "judgment,"
recommend" and "allege" were
ound to be spelled correctly by just
0 per cent, of eighth grade pupils.
Dr. Ayres finds: "There are very
ew exceedingly poor spellers, many
Tedium ones, and very few excellent
nes. Few words do most of our
fork when we write. Fifty words
onstitute, with their repetitions, onealf
of the words written. The child
fho masters the 1,000 words on the
cale given will make no spelling erors
in nine-tenths of his writing."
A sand box for automobiles, like
he familiar device on locomotives, to
istribute sand under their tires to
revent skidding, has been patented
y a Massachusetts inventor.
ARMOR PLATE PLANT BILL. . 1
Tillman to Introduce Measure in Sen/
ate Soon. f
Washington, Dec. 9.?Senator Tillman,
chairman of the naval commitL
tee of the senate, intends to introduce
tomorrow a separate bill for the
establishment of a government armor
plate plant, as he wishes to present
this proposition to the country for
discussion at once and does not believe
the naval appropriation bill
likely to 'reach the senate from the
house before next June. Q
Belled Buzzard Caught. v'
A special from St. George, S. C., t
on Thursday says: t
"The famous belled buzzard that c
has been reported to have been seen t
and heard for some years has at last t
been caught. Several years ago a
belled buzzard was reported to have I
been seen, but none had been able t
to catch it until S. A. Shorter, who i
resides on the farm of J. H. Behling, 3
Esq., of this place, caught this bird 1
in a trap and took from his neck a 1
large sized bell, with the initials of 1
T. M. W., Va., 1896.' This brass i
bell is now at the office of the Dor- 1
Chester Eagle, where anyone who 1
wishes to see it may do so. The first *
reports of the belled bird were taken <
as a joke, but now it is seen to be J
a fact." 1
i
Who Am I? <
- i
I am more powerful than the com- t
s bined armies of the world. (
I have destroyed more men than i
. all the wars of the world. j
I am more deadly than bullets, and ]
I have wrecked' more homes than
the mightiest of the siege guns. <
I steal in the United States alone :
over $300,000,000,000 a year. i
I spare no one, and I find my vie- ]
tims among the rich and poor alike; j
the young and old; the strong and
k weak; widows and orphans know me. <
I loom up to such proportions that
I cast my shadow over every field of ;
5 labor from the turning of the grindi
stone to the movements of railroad
trains.
> I menace thousands upon thou
nf Tvmre-eanrers in a year.
I lurk in unseen places, and do
? most of my work silently. You are
warned against me, but heed me noi. ,
I am relentless. I am everywhere;
; in the home, on the streets, in the
r factory, at railroad crossings and on
. the sea.
I I bring sickness, degradation and
1 death and yet few seek to avoid me.
r I destroy, crush, maim; I give
nothing, but take all.
I am your worst $nemy.
5 My name is CARELESSNESS.?
i Exchange.
Coins Short in Paris.
Notices have been posted in many
? of the Parisian cafes that patrons
[ who do not have the right change to
' pay for refreshments will have to acl
cept postage stamps or checks for
. change for any sum less than ten
[ sous, says an Associated Press disC
pitch. This is another indication of
> the scarcity of coppers, which nu- '
j merous collections for charitable purposes
have'- withdrawn temporarily
; from circulation, and the fact that
i since money became scarce there has '
. been a tendency on the part of the
. people to cling to what they have.
. Some people are said to be hoarding '
j coppers because they the afraid they 1
> will get entirely out of them, and !
others, it is charged, are collecting
. them with the less worthy motive of
i making five francs premium on every
. hundred francs in copper coin delivered
at certain confidential points.
. It is the old story of the Germans try.
ing to drain France of its copper. The (
real reason is thought in official circles
to be simply that the absence of
' gold overworks all the minor de[
nominations, copper and nickel, as *
. well as silver. 1
f The mint is handicapped by the (
- c
j mobilizing of some 01 its niacunitra
for other urgent work for the nation;
al defense and the copper coinage
; fell last month to 100,000 francs.
Charged With Robbing Negro.
Quincy Miller and John W. Shealy,
young white men of Lexington county
are in the Lexington county jail
charged with robbing Cleveland Bell,
. - , -f ?1 "il onH
a 1 o-} ear-oiQ lic^ru uu^ ui f i.v ?uu v
then setting his clothing on fire af- :
ter they had poured kerosene over (
him. It. is said that the boy's pres- g
ence of mind saved him from burn- 1
ing to death, he having jumped into I
a pond nearby after his clothing was 1
ignited. He was painfully burned ?
as it was. i
Read the Herald, $1.50 per year.
'LAN FOR ADEQUATE NAVY
1
REPORT OUTLINES FIVE-YEAR
BUILDING PROGRAMME.
1
'or First Time in History of Depart- (
ment Secretary's Estimates Exoee<l ,
Those of General Hoard. ]
f
Washington, Dec. 12.?Details of j
he half billion-dollar navy continu- ;
ng plan recommended to congress
.re contained in the annual report of [
Secretary Daniels made public toLight.
The report shows that for the first
ime in the history of the department '
he secretary's recommendations inrease
the expenditures proposed by 1
he general board. In this connecion
the secretary says:
"My recommendation of a five-year
>rogramme embraces the same num>er
as proposed by the general board
n the distribution it made in the fiverear
programme of dreadnaughts,
>attle cruisers, scouts and destroyers.
recommend fifteen fleet subma ines
where the general board recomnends
nine, and I recommend eightyive
coast submarines, as against
ifty-eiglit recommended by the general
board. For additional reserve
immunition, my recommendation is
$25,000,000, whereas the general
Doard recommends $11,000,00-0. They
recommend something more for other
jraft. My total for the five years is
?502,482,214. The general board's
total is $499,876,000, a very slight
lifference for the five years, though
the board's recommendation for the
first year is much larger than the department's
estimate."
The five-year programme for new
ships and completion of those already
authorized reaches a grand total
of $502,482,214, with large appropriations
for reserve ammunition
and aviation.
Secretary Daniels differed from the
general board in one important particular
at least as to the programme/
although the total number of ships to
be constructed and the types recommended
are those proposed by the
board. The secretary says:
Board's Advice.
"The general board* was called upon
for advice in this conection, and
the department has accepted its recommendations
as regards numbers of.
capital ships. As regards their distribution
over a five-year period, it
was concluded, in .view of all the cir-|
cumstances, that it would be best to'
make this as nearly uniform as might
be. This course has obvious practical
advantages, particularly in view
of the present congested condition of
the shipbuilding industry in this
country. Moreover, since the maximum
rate of expenditure upon the
capital ships, which take some years
to build in any case, will not be
reached immediately, it enables us to
concentrate more at first upon submarines
and other quickly built craft,
so that we will get earlier returns for
our expenditure in the shape of completed
vessels."
It is understood the board recommended
a particularly large pro-:
gramme for the first year.
The secretary calls attention to the j
fact that he established a precedent j
last year in making public the report J
of the general board, which he will j
follow- this year at a later date. The !
result, he says, is certain to arouse
discussion as between the recommendations
of the board and of the secretary,
but adds:
"But discussion makes for knowledge
and a wise decision. The general
board is influenced by it sprofessional
views, while the adminis- j
Lration takes into consideration the (
svhole national policy and does notj
overlook the question of national
evenues."
Fleet of 1921.
Following will be the composition
)f the fleet in 1921, built or building,
f the programme is carried out, according
to the general board's calculations,
the secretary says:
Battleships, firstjine 27
Battle cruisers 6
3attleships, second line 2#f> (
Armored cruisers 10 .
Scout cruisers 13
Bruisers, first class 5 ,
Bruisers, second class 3 i
Bruisers, third class 10;
Destroyers 108:
Heet submarines 18 ;
Boast submarines 1ST
Monitors * 0 j
Bunboats 20
supply ships 4
Transports 4
^uel ships 15 ,
Tenders to torpedo vessels 3
Special types 8 ,
Ammunition ships 2
Read the Herald, $1.50 per year.'
PRESIDENT OF CONVENTION.
''J
baptists Choose Newberry for Meeting
Place Next Year.
J
Greenville, December 14.?With
the election of Major T. T. Hyde, of
Charleston, as president, the Baptist
convention adjourned its present annual
session tonight at a late hour,
rhe election of officers came as the
last important matter. Major F. N\
K. Bailey, of Greenwood, and C. B.
Bobo, of Laurens, were the other canci
x J i x. mi- _ _ C
aiaaies ior president, ine otiier m-.
ficers elected were: Secretary, Dr.
C. A. Jones; assistant secretary, the
Rev. E. S. Reaves, of Honea Path;
auditor, Jas. A. Hoyt, of Columbia;
treasurer, C. B. Bobo, of Laurens;
statistical secretary, the Rev. W. E.
Wilkins, of Greenville.
The convention was considered one
of the best ever held in the history
of the church, as many matters of
vital interest were disposed of. Newberry
was chosen as the next meeting
place. \ |||
Growing Black Cotton.
Arthur W. Brabham, the farmer of
Bamberg county, S. C., who recently
got his name in the papers throughthe
claim that he is succeeding in
growing cotton in all the shades of /-J|
the spectrum, figures in The Manufacturers
Record, J. Irby Koon undertaking
to enlighten the public as to
the progress being made at dyeing ;
cotton as it grows in the boll. Brabham
has heen experimenting for several
years. His chief objective, we
are told by Mr. Koon, is to produce
black cotton. "A distinctly bronzed
tint has been realized by; six years
of systematic cross-fertilization of
the Egyptian brown with the Russell
big boll, a variety common to South
Carolina planttations," says Mr. Koon.
"Pnntinnaflnn Af thic nlan tllA RaITI
berg county plant breeder is confident,
will bring the hybrid black,
which he regards as the missing link
in the basic colors of his cotton
scheme." Brabham's plan of procedure
is simple, but slow in ultimate
attainment. "Early in the day/*
writes Mr. Koon, "when the blossom M
first opens wide, the pollen is shaken
from the bloom of one variety into
the Hoom of another. The fertilized ^
bloom is then tied up that bees may
not infect. Though white the fi^st ,^|1
day, the blooms turn pink and drops
the following day, so that the operation
is as brief as it is simple. The
Egyptian cotton used as one basic M
stock is a brownish hue. ^The Russell
big boll, on which it is crossed,
enlarges the Egyptian boll and adds
quality to the length of the fibre.
The seed of the Russel also has a
blanket wrapped about of exceedingly
short, greenish, fuzzlike fibre. The
elongation of this has had a distinct v||
effect in producing the bronzed typo
of hybrid cotton." We are told that
rtno 1 oY>crn rt/vftnn fo^tAPv in \Tonr
Uliv 1UI WVVUU 1UVVV* J 1U ?1V f< - ? O
land has an eye on Brabham's experimentations,
and is making elaborate v; ,
tests with the Brabham cotton in the
manufacture of mercerized goods.
Brabham, who seems to be pretty
much of a historian on cotton, is in- .3
couraged by the fact that even now
four distinct tints are being grown
in different parts of the world. He
showed Mr. Koon samples of Chinese
yellow cotton "grown from seed imported
from the Far East. Flanking
the fence parallel with the road by
his home grew Egyptian brown of
luxuriant growth, well fruited with
shapely bolls, as if perfectly ac-.
climated. He further emphasized
that gray cotton is grown in India, , ^
varieties similar to the Egyptian in
Peru and Hawaii and South America,
and a reddish-hued cotton also in
Peru." The Observer, always a patron
of the sciences and the arts, is
a firm believer in the coming of black
cotton. Nature grows a perfectly
black wool on the backs of sheep.
What is to prevent her from growing j
black cotton in the fields of the
South??Charlotte Observer.
Shot Entering Store.
Jim Red, Ernest McGrier and Eugene
Lipford, negroes, are under arrest
charged with entering the store
of W. T. Fuller, a merchant of Bradley,
Greenwood county, and stealing
goods therefrom. The store owner
having missed goods on several occasions,
set a gun at the door fixed
in such a manner as to be discharged
when the door was opened. At
thp timp nf thp last robbery the gun
was discharged but there was no evidence
of the guilty parties. A rural
policeman noticing the negro, Jim
Red, limping several days later, became
suspicious, and examining the
negro's leg found lour shots in it.
Red then confessed that he had entered
the store and had been shot
and he also implicated the other
two negroes.

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