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rganized for the Purpose of Im
proving Seed Corn.-A. D.
The State, 2nd.
For the purpose of providing bet,
ter corn seed not only for the mem
bers of the association, but for ev
ery farmer in the State, the South
Carolina Corn Breeders' associa
tion was organized here yesterday;:
with a membership of thirty. Those
in attendance were representative
farmers from all sections of the
State and there was a lively interest
displayed in all of the prooeedings of
the meetings. It was urged upon the
members thet it is necessary to I -eed
corn seed -that will be adaptable to
this climate. The organization was
perfected and many of the details'1
for the future of the organization
A. G. Smith, farm management
agent in this State of the United
States department of agriculture, an
nounced at the convening of the
meeting that A. E. Gonzales, presi
dent of the State company, had given
$1,000 to be used as premiuns for
those that do the best con .bieding
'wiftin the netx two years. J. N. Har
per stated to those present that he
4 4er a prize of $25 for the
best ear of corn produced in the
State during the present year. The
members of the association will have
the privilege of entering their .p4e
imens in the State corn cotest and
in- the national contest. The sessions
of the association were held in the
oeie of Commissioner Watson.
The Corn Exposition.
A resolution was passed indorsing
the proposed corn exposition to be -
held in Columbia next fall and a coM
mittee was appointed to take the
matter up with the Columbia ham
ber of commerce.
It was decided to memorialize the
legislature to pass an act calling for
the inspeotion of all seed. This bill1
will be of the same nature as the
measures calling forlthe inspection of
commercial foodstuffs and illuminat
ing oil :iow pending before the ge,n
emal assembly. Speelehes by the mem
bers of the association present indi
e&ted that the farmers of -the State'
were having to buy seed of an infe
rior nature and that an inspeetion
would prevent this. It was also
brought out that the Corn Breeders'
association' had been organiized for
the pu.rpose of securing better seed.
After the organization of the as
-sociation had ,been perfected the ~foi
lowing' offeers were eleeted: A. D.
Hudson, Newberry county, president;
L. L Baker, Bishopville, vice presi
sent; R. K. Hayes, Dillon couAnty,
seeretary and treasnrer.
r- There are 30 charter members of
the association, of which over 25 were
present at the meeting yesterday.
The following are the members of
the association: J. N. H.arpr, Clem-'
sen college; A. D. Hudson, Newber
ry; J. B. Douthit, Pendleton; J. .W.
Bowden, Ajederson; D. N. Barrow,
Olemnson college; J. A. Shianklin, Co-.
bimbia; L L Baker, Bishopville;
Wm Lykes, Lykesland; P. B. Bailey,
Lauens,TE. K. Hayes, Page's Mill;
B. Harris, Perndeton;W. T. Walker,
Blaekville; J, P. Garriek, Weston;
Thos. Taylor, Jr., Columbia; E., A.
Bwn, Camden; W. D. Byrd, Lau
tens; W. J. McKnnon, Lykesland;
J. D. Fooshe, Cor'onaea; J. H. Han
*na, Gifford; L. T. Chappell, Lykes
and; A. E. Gonza-les, Columbia; L.
R.Thompson, Pendleton i W. F.
Cleelad,Ridgeway; E. J. Watson,
olumbia; C. A. Woods, Columbia;
Samuel Dibble, Orangeburg; R. W.
Myers, Beeeti Island; C. F. Harris,
Coronaea. - .
SEINE SLOWLY SUBSIDING.
River Has Fallen Nearly Four Feet
Paris, Feb. 1.--The height of the
water at midnight at Pont Royal
was twenty-seven feet, 'three inches,
a fall of nearly four feet from the
highest point, and the flood continues
to drop at the rate of about three
a,aarters of an inch an hour..
Premier Briand has instrueted the
prefects to mazke a 'complete inven
tory of the floodei areas and to ap-I
praise the individual losses, after
which P.arliamnent will be asked for
new credits in connection with ~the
measures of relief.
Soldiers are still guarding many of
the public buildi.ngs, and strong de
tachments have been sent to the va
zious outlying districts to prevent the
wholesale pillage which is still going
on. A boat patrol surprised a band
of Apaches rob1bing a villa to-night
at Bologne-Sur-Seine. After an ex
citing chase, la~ which a fusilade was
exchanged, an infantry sergeant sank
the robbers boat with a blow of an
car. Two of the"APaehes werem
a11d the others were captured.
One of the most hopeful features
Af the situation is the action of the
governmenIt in carrying into effect
neasures to enable the small propri
nor,. both in Paris and throughout
le flooded districts of France, Io re
establish themselves by means of
oans and to furnish work for the
rictims. The government has decid
,d. upon a general scheme of employ
nen't, -whereby those who desire work
nay find it in repairing the roads
md the public buildings throughout
:e devastated territory.
Some difficulty is being experienced
n restraining the residents of the
looded distr&ts from returning to
heir homes immediately on the re
ession of the water without waiting
or the disinfection of the premises.
rhe foreign office is now free of wa
er, but is without gas, electricity,
:elegraph or telephone service. The
itudents residing in the Latin quar
;er have formed a relief society, and
ia.ve agreed to care for their few
&!merican comrades who suffered in
my way in conection with the flood.
In addition to $50,000 received
rom Massaehusetts new subsrip
ions to the relief fund from the
Jnited States -aggregate $40,000.'
$300,000 FIrE IN BALTIMORE.
Kalf of Two Blocks Prey of Raging
Baltimore, February 1.-Fire,
tarting between one and two o'cloc:k
:is afteinoon destroyed aboat ba]f
> two blocks in the southwesiera
;ecticn cf the city and ate up prop
nrt' v ozth m6re than $300,064. o
vhioh the amount of $200,000 falls
ipon Eisenhauser, MacLea &' Co.,
.umber dealers, whose insurance to
als $100,000. The Bennett Pottery
Dompany lost $100,000, which is fulay
overed by insuranee. The remainder
f. the* loss is divided in smalI
1moun-ts among the J. H. Duker Box
Company, -the B. Kegaff Sons' com
pany, box makers, and the Standard
The fire started among, bales of
packing straw in the stable yard of
the Bennett Pottery, burning the
[mber yards of Eisenhauser, McLea
& Co., to which -the flames, driven by
a high wind, spread with tremexadous
rapidity. The whole of the large
Lumber yard -was in a few moments
a roaring f-urnace, anid at one time
he flames jumped a-cross a stret
seventy feet wide, endangering tan.ks
of the Standard Oil company, in
which 3,000 gal,lons of lubrieating oil
were stored. The fire t'brows three
b.ndred .people out of employment.
THE REV. JAMES BOYlcE DIES
President of Due West Female Col
.lege Victim of Apoplexy.
Due West, Jan. 27.-The Rev. Jas.
Boyce, president of the Women's
College h4re, pissed away this morn
ing after an illness of ten idays. Mr.
Boyce suffered a stroke of apoplexy
on Monday inight, the 17th instant.
He went about -his usua.1 duties Moni
day, and .did& not complain of being
unwell. lie attended a reep~tion at
the college that' night and retired at
1. A few minutes after going -to bed
his wife noticed that there was some
thing the matter -with him and found
him uneonscious. She called for help
and summoned two phjsicians. He
was uneonscious al1l that \ night and
part of the next day. Ntost of the
time during his illness he had .,been
in a stupor and therefore unable to
control his mind.
Mr. Boyce was born in Gaston
onty, N. C., January 25, 1860. His
father was the ]jev. E. E. -Boyee, and
his mother, Miss Rachael McElwee.
His educational advantages were
good. When about thirteen years of
age, he spent some time at Elk Shoals
academy under the influence of the
Rev. W. B. P.ressly. --Duing* his col
legiate course at Erskine college 'he
lived with 'his uncle, Dr. Jas. Boyce,
aru enjoyed his scholarly advice. He
finished his course at Erskine college
in 1878, and graduated at Erskine
Theological Seminary in 1880. He
was ordained by the First Pres
bytey at Shilohi, Laneaster county,
in 181, Dr. Lathan officiati:ng.
For the first year of his pastoral
work he labored in some of the
churches of North Carolina. In 1882
he went to Louisville, Ky., and labor
ed there till 1896, when he went to
Huntersville, N. C. He was elected
president of the Due West Female
College in 1899, and 'has -held that po
sition with distinction. He mar
ried Miss Jennie Isabelle Thompson,
of Kentucky. He wa.s elected clerk
of the A. lR. P. Synod in 1890,- and
held th-at office during the remainder
of his life.
Mr. Boyce wa-s a good man and his
ife devoted to all that was noble
and uplifting. He gave his life to
maeiet. in-erest of the A. R. P.
Church and was universally loved by
that denomination. He has four
hdaughters, Misses Jessie, Mary, Ra
chael and Mrs. J. P. Pressley, who
mourn their loss. His remains will
be interred in the A. R. P. cemetery
Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Dr. F.
Y. Pressly officiiating.
Endorsed for G. J. S.
Kentucky Red Man.
At the last session of the Great
Council of South Carolina, it unani
mously passed a resolution endors
ing Past Great Sachem Cole L.
Blease, of Bergell Tribe No. 24,
hunting grounds of Newberry, as a
candidate for Great Juzior Saga
more of the Great Council of the
United S-tates. Chief Blease was a
representative from his reservation
to -the last session of the G. C. U. S.
and he took a prominent and vory
active part in the deliberations of
the national body, and led the
branch of those members who were
in favor of an equal and universal
IT IS NOT SO Muc
PAY THAT' COUN
PIANO, UlT THE
Those people.who have
Pianos under the imipressi
ing economy, on the whole
their later experience will
There is no magic in Pis
any manufacturers to turn
help of unskilled workmen
And yet only by the sacrif
rial and labor can Pianos t
figure which are often qt
The same common sense
ing' of other kinds of .merc
selection of a Piano. The
which you cannot go witi
what you receive. There
figures than ours, but wk
dollar you invest in one of
dollar's worth, we state a
by a visit to our salesroozt
Ga le Building. J.V.WALU
If you have newer used
Peruvian Guano ibu have
necoer realized the greatest
possible yields from your soil.
Peruvian Guano is the excre
ment of birds that inhabit the
I rocky coasts of Peru and adja
These birds live on fish,
hence this fertilizer is especially
rich in certain elements.
SThese elements are in differ
ent forms some slowly and
-some quickly active, which
thuis furnish nourishment to the
plant from start to maturity.
CHARLESTON, S, (
per capita tax. 11e is Mayor of New
berrv and has long been identified
with the public affairs of -his eommu
nity. He belongs to numerous other
fraternal societies and is well inform
ed on all fraternal maitters. He is a
fine parliamentarian; a man of cau
tious and mature judgmen, and very
popular in a large circle of acquain
tanees. He will be heard from at thv
Toledo session of the Great Council
of the United States. r
She, (at the art exhibition)-How
can you tell the masterpieces? '
He--By the price tags on them.
Chicago Daily News.
A'few minutes, delay in treating
some eases of croup, even the length
of time it takes to go for a doctor
often proves dangerous. The safest
way is to keep Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy in the house, and at the
first indication of croup give th-s
child a dose. Pleasant to take and
always cures. Sold by W. E. Pel
ham & Son.
I TIE PRICE YOU
S IN BUYING A
VALUE YOU GET
been induced to buy cheap
on that they were practic
have paid a high price, as.
no making which enables
inferior material by the.
,into good instruments.
ice of quality in both mate
'e produced to sell at the
which governs your buy
hiandise should rule in the
re is a price limit below
lout paying too much for
are Pianos offered at lower
en we say that for every
'our instruments you get a
fact which you can prove
Lown in Music.
CE Pros., Charleston, S. C.
PeninGuano is digested
fish and should not be con
fused with inferior products
like bat guano, etc.
Many of our farmers have
used Peruvian Guano and
know what enormous crops
it will produce.
We have a beautifully illus
trated book which tells of this
wonderful product of nature..
belongs to 6
Green Pod St
Early Red Valeir
Early Morning S
Early Turnip Ra
Early Long Scar
We have a full
varieties suited I
Seeds new and
lected. For Se
The Right 1]
WE HAVE A COM
of every de
Come and see i
The Best G
x Early Peas.
stock of the
:o this locality.
eds that Grow
Y, s. c.
PLETE LINE OF