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?TORIES FROM THE CAPITAL
some op itn ommi \ i> vi io\s of
M.KAhE in HIS mm
Will \<!%<N*nt?' Change In 4 ?Institu?
tion Allowing for IHroet Election of
All Judge**?liutnk<?gU lug Pardon*
and Parole*?Pardon* Refused Ito
rentlj?MnVggJ Mill?Mill Merger
i tlm aiU'ii Fund ami ?>lb. r Mill?
Anderson Intelligem er.
Columbia. S. No*. 1L.?
Of. <rn??r Kinase sill. at ?b*- next
??avion of the general assi mbly which
convenes In January, advocate direct
?lection of the Judiciaxjr in South Car?
olina. While official confirmation Is
not given for publication. It Is kaiown
definitely from a sou roe close ts the
Oovernor that direct election of
Judge* will bo arged bg him In his
annual menage to the legislature.
From the chief Justice of the su?
preme court to the circuit Judges will
tho recommendation Staad . which
mesns that In this State the Oover?
nor will ash that aJJ Judges bo elect?
ed by the people, siu.nl.l the recom?
mendation be adopted IS circuit
Judges snd the five Justices of the su?
preme court would be affected by the
The Justices and Judges are now
?leeted by the general assembly. The
Justices are elected for ten years now
since the recent change, adding an?
other Justice to tha court. Before
that time the supreme court Justices
were elected by the legislature for
?Ight years There are four associate
Justices and a chief Justice as fol?
lows Chief Justice: Eugene B.
Oary. of Abbeville; Associate Justices:
C. A. Woods. of Marlon; R. C.
Watt*, of Cheraw; T. K Fr?ser, of
Sumter. I> ,E. Hydrlck. of Spartan
burg. The Justice receive $3,"u0 the
Thor? are twelve circuit Judges
whose terms are four years, but to
?? a Judge In this State is practically
a life time Job. in recent years, how?
ever, several Judges have resigned
Judge U. O Purdy. of Sumter, re?
signed a few years ago to resume his
law practice In Sumter which he prob?
ably found would pay him' mors.
Judge H. E. Copes, of Orangeburg,
elevated to the bench during the 1910
session of the general assembly, re?
signed s few months ago. Chief Jus?
tice, Ira B. Jones, resigned at ths
last session of the general assembly
to make the race for Oovernor for
which h? was defeated by Cole L.
In order for ih? change from elec- ;
tlon by th? legislature to election by
the people, of the Judiciary, a con- I
stltutional amendment, or set of ^
smendments. will be necessary. The
general assembly would have to pass '
a bill embodying the Governor's rec- |
ommendatlon by a two-thirds vote and
the matter would then have to be
submitted to the people in a general
election and if the people likewise
vot? to accept the change It would
then be ratified by the general assem?
bly before becoming law. This Is the J
method ,f amending the State con?
Should the people and the general
assembly favor the change, Judges ,
would thereafter be elected Just as j
governors, members of the house and
?very other State and county omeer
are now named and that Is In theJ
Democratic primaries In South Caro?
iXotibtles*. the first argument that
w. uld be advanced In the general as?
sembly against direct election of
Judges would be "that will put the j
matter into politic*." Of course, that
would be true to sn extent. Hut, on
the other hand. ad\o ite? of direct
?lection of adgOS would advance the
statement t'iat legislative elections Is
in politics" and would add: "If you
don't believe It go Into the balls of
the legislature during an election by
th? im tine ind senate and see for j
urself." Those w\m, f?vor the dl- \
rect ei. tin i of j.kU. < wo'.ild urge
thst the p -pie should h ?? e a ?In ? |
say-so In ihn selection of the Judiciary
thst Is to try all cases, civil and
< Mmtnal und would further ask with
evident flniility "Why not " which,
when It cones to such mutters. Is in?
deed a question that can hardly he
At any rste Governor I'.base is posi?
tively going to einbod such a recom?
mendation In his annual message to
the assembly It Is further believed
that If there is any alignment on the
ms'ter It will In- in this wise "The
lawyers wi:i gppagi the snggge and
the SsySSSS will favor It.
A few w-ehs ago The IgtOlllgenOOff
printed the exclusive story that th.
pardon b<>.. rd had recornno tided i
parole for 'harbs Galnes. of OeogOO,
who 1* *? i Ing a life t. rrn for muni, i
Recently the supreme court a III r m > d
Ix>uls Cantrell a Sent< ICS and QoVOl
nor Wense will not parole Galnog "If
Csntrell must stay fJnlasf. should stSO
stay." said fin- Qovsrnof go IhS
parole papers ai Clsarlst Oalnss nrenl
th? route rf "those tefised In the
batch of refusals were a gggihsf *>t
ruses of great interest to other i>urts
of the state brat tin- Qahsei cast was
the only <>n.- ??f extreme Importance
jo tin A ndSfOOn*! >ci>n?'.- BSOtion,
A SUM Ol .t at?--wuli- uit.t.si upon
? hu h the Qam rnor will likely act in
a few days is that of W. H. Mills, of
Cherokee, who was serving n lifo
term for kJllng a brothel of A. M.
Deal, of Columbia. Mills came to the
I*e?itentlary in 19 07. and, therefore,
hav st-rvcil ahout live y? ais. 1 well
remember the day h** entered the pen?
itentiary for I happened to he ir the
main ofhce when he was brought into
the prison. An interview was secur?
ed from him for one of the papers I
represented and Mills, in tears and
wiih broken voice, told the details of
the killing. He claimed that Deal I
bad sought the affections of his wife.
The pardon board has recommend?
ed for Mills a peirole and Governor
Please will grant it. It will proba?
bly come in the. list of Thanksgiving \
Following a pretty custom, Gover?
nor Mease, it Is expected, will give
some of the convicts at the State pen?
itentiary and on the county gangs,
Thanksgiving "present*," said pres?
ents being their freedom, not their
"presence" In the pen or on the
gangs. The Governor ha* a list of
fifty prisoners whose ' release from
pilauM has been advocated by the
paygan board after hearings. A large
number were refused recommenda?
tions of clemency by the board.
The list of those who will go
Thanksgiving day will probably reach
25 and about the same number or a
few less will be released Christmus
Th-s meritorious cases have been
allowed to accumulate so all who are
to be released can be let out either
at Thanksgiving or at Christmas.
It is worthy of passing note here
that a like custom obtained here in
Columbia at recorder's court on
Christmas day. I am not sure that
the plan is used now. Gn Christmas
day all petty offenders were released
In this and other States Thanksgiv?
ing releases have been made and It Is
known that Governor Hlease will re?
lease some of the prisoners for whom
the pardon board ha* recommended]
paroles or pardons, on that day and
Sg Christmas. Most of the cases do
not involve long sentences and a few
are for minor offenses.
In the list of refusals recently
made, following the sessions of the
pardon board are. the Charles Gaines
case, referred to above: the John J.
Jenes case, sent up from Hranchville, I
Jones being sentenced to ten years
and a month for th killing of Abe
Pca'lstine: the John Y? Garllngton
case, Qarlington being sentenced to
three years for breach of trust with
'ntent to defraud, being president of I
the "Seminole Securities Co." Young,
secretary of the company, Is now out
on parole. Garlington's case was
considered and a refusal is the re?
sults of the efforts at pardon. Into
tne batch of refusals the case went
Saturday. There are other interest?
ing cases in those Anally refused by
the Governor, but these are the ones
of State-wide importance.
The hosiery mill fight will be re?
sumed at the approaching session of
the general assembly. It is known
that Governor Blease will in his an?
nual message ? gain ask the legisla?
ture to take some action toward abol?
ishing the mill which is termed by
the Governor "tubercular mill." ,
Practically since he has been In
office Governor Mease has made a
fight on the hosiery mill at the peni?
tentiary. Horg are confined the more
desp rate of the convicts and they
are made to manufacture hosiery un?
der a contract with John Graham, a
citizen of Columbia. t*p to a ye ir be?
fore last Mr. Graham had a twenty
ir contrac t which expired then. A
renewal of the contract lor live years I
was then had with better terms for
the State. At the time the Governor I
Ulsan asked that the mill be abolish?
ed but the board announced it could
not do anything toward breaking the
contract atol an opinion front the at?
torney general sustained the hoard
Then lbs battle was gaged In Ihej
general asssmbly. The legislature!
did not a? t Later on a committee
was appointed to Investlgats the mat?
ter and report terms. Mr. Graham
offered to cancel the contract if tin
late of Booth Carolina would give!
him the State di-p.nsaiy building.
That building recently sold for |126,<
. He made an ?t lo r offer, but
nothing ggf doge.
The hosiery mill matter has been |
full) discussed in the press of the
t. and most people ktiov\ of the
fight that has been made.
At the coming session In Governor!
Hleaee'i annual mesaggs will be I
I ii imi lit as to ihs hosiery mill whlcl
b< will ?? It Ihc genera] aseembly to
abolish The Governor desires I hit
those Who v\ oi k In the hosiery mill be
given work In the open alt. His sug?
gestion was that the] be employed on
some of the State hiuldings such n.s
on the asylum work now in progress
and on other State contracts, What
the general assembl) will do, remains
to be s?en?
Governor Bleast will sgaln endes?
vor t.o break m? the Parker Cotton
Mills corporation kn urn aa tiy> "mill
merger." He believes that the mer?
ger is to be us? ?1 for depressing the
price of Cotton and for the injury of
labor and he avlll make every effort
to have tin- merger declared null and
void and the mills separated.
This, toot waj niic ol tin- battles at
the ast se Hal on of tin general aa
sein My, the senate refusing to pass
the resolution as to an investigation
of the merger, Lewis W. Parker, of
Greenville, appeared before the com?
Few people know that today the
new general assembly assumed of?
fice. So says the constitution of our
State. From and after today the new
men: hers of the general assemblv will
be consulted by the Governor in mat?
ters of appointment, in u?-u of the
former mem bare. The oonatltutlon
provides that the newly elected mem?
bers of the general .assembly shall
take otllee Monday following the gen?
eral election which is today.
Governor Blsase will recommend to
the general assembly better equip?
ment for the country school** of this
State. The Governor is of the opinion
that the higher schools of learn?
ing are receiving too much to the de?
triment of the country schools. He
will advocate an extra tax of one
mill for the purpose of improving the
I country schools. This will go to
these schools in the country exclu?
There is a wild scramble here for
the Job now held by Mr. Ernest Coch
ran, of Anderson. Among those
prominently mentioned for the po?
sition of district attorney are: J.
Fr?ser Lyon, attorney general of
South Carolina; J. William Thur?
mond, who is a former solicitor anh
wag campaign manager of Judge
Jones; A. H. Dagnull, of Anderson,
who is-well known as an attorney; F.
H. West on. of this county, who is
State senator. Tlllm in's ear is being
sought for. It is conceded that the
senior senator will have much to do
with the appointment.
In Columbia all one hears now is
talk about federal patronage. As al?
ways folks in this city are laying
wires for certain Jobs. Columbia is,
by the way, after getting Woodrow
Wilson here to make this city his win?
1 have heard a number of promi?
nent men say that they would be glad
to see Mr. Ernest Cochran retain his
position as district attorney.
?SYDNA ALLEN SHOT ME.
Last Statement of Martyred Massle
Hepcatcl by Physician at Trial of
Wythevllle, Va., Nov. 13.?"Sydna
Allen shot me."
That was the dying declaration of
Judge Thornton L. Massle, testified
Dr. C. B, Knuckols today in the trial
of Allen for the murder of the jus?
tice. I>r. Knuckols attended tie
wounded jurist after the HiUsvllle
court house tragedy and in addition
to telling Judge Massie's last words
he described the WOUIlds received by
others In the affair.
The chief new evidence was given
today by Frank Fowler, a deputy
sheriff of Carroll county, who said he
saw Sydna Allen advancing up the
Bt< pf leading to Judge Massie's seat
and that Allen tired twice at the half
prostrate form of the dying man.
Nine witnesses had been examined
when court adjourned for the day.
All agreed that the trouble began
when Floyd Allen, brother of the
prisoner, already sentenced to die,
defied the Sheriff to take charge of
him. Several Witnesses said the llrst
shots came from the corner of the
room in which Sydna Allen was stand?
mission Alt y INSTITUTE MEET
Number of Interesting Talks Made at
Meeting in Wcdgeneld Wednesday
The Sumtei- County Woman's Mis?
sionary Institute met at Wedgefleld
WeMnesday and held a very Interest?
ing session. Several Interesting talks
.ii"iig lines .ii* missionary work were
made b) person!" present and tin
meeting was most profitable in every
way Thursday the meeting will bs
hebt in Blshopvllle, and It \Nas hep
m Manning on Tuesday.
Those to make talks at the meet
inn were Hev. Mr, Hammond of 81
Charles, Rev. Dr, Lexington of Bish
o|,\ Hie, \. A. it W.Ison of Man
nlng, and others, A beautiful praye
ess mad< b) Mrs Louis DesChamps.
Bonn of those who attended th
meeting of the Institute from hert
were: Meadamei J, P, Marlon( R. s
M.i. .1 H. Chandler, Henry M<
Laurln, B, w. McCallum, and Miss?
Lillian W ilson and Helen McLaurln.
A bountiful dinner wus sorved bi
the people of Wedgefleld during the
?i i> which ?-aim- .is one of tin- fee*
lures of tin day.
The work on the I'arrotl Mlllng
Company building Is going ahead Ex?
cavations have hern made and the
workmen are now engaged on the
ASSASSIN AT I'D RILlvlLS.
Kvery Country of the World Jlus Had
Assassination has always been one
of the dangers to width personages
prominent In the political world, have
been particularly exposed, and hardly
any country can boast itself free from
Abraham Lincoln, the first of the
three American presidents to be mur- j
<ii ied, was assassinated as he was cele?
brating the triumphant close of the
Civil war. On Good Friday, April 14,
is?fi, just as the nortk was rejoicing
at the end of tiie long Btruggle with
the South, he attended Ford's theater
In Washington to see a performance
of "Our American Cousin." An actor,
John Wilkes Booth, crept to the back
of his box after the curtain had ris?
en and shot him from behind. Then,
leaping on the stage, he brandished
a dagger, shouted "Sic semper tyran
nis!" and escaped through the stage
door. Lincoln was cariod across the
street to a small house and died
there at 7 o'clock the next morning.
At the same time an attempt was
made to assassinate Secretary Seward
in his own house.
The next president to be slain was
James A. Garfleld. On July 2, 1881, a
few months after his inauguration,
Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed of?
fice seeker, shot him down in the
Baltimore and Potomac railway sta?
tion in Washington. The avowed
purpose of the assassin was to secure
the succession of Vice President Ar?
thur, who, he believed, would be
more favorably disposed to the "Stal?
wart" wing of the Republican party.
Garfleld lingered for more than two
months. He was taken from Wash?
ington to Blberon, X. J., and died
there on September 19.
William McKinley fell a victim U
the doctrines of anarchy. Like Lin?
coln he had been re-elected and seem?
ed to be about to inaugurate a new
and important policy in regard to for?
eign commercial relations. He went
to Buffalo to speak at the Pan-Ameri?
can exposition, and there, as he was
holding a reception, he was shot
down by CsolgOSS, The man ap?
proached him in the line of citizens,
holding a revolver concealed by a
handkerchief. As he reached the
president, apparently intending to
shake his hand, he tired with fatal
effect. McKinley was carried to o.
near-by house, and lived for eight
days after his wound.
Foreign countries have had their
full share of such assassinations as
these, and in many cases death hat!
overtaken a ruler on a State occas?
ion, when he was making a public
progress to perform an importam.
So, on March 21, 1881, the Czar
Alexander II of Russia, was blown
to pieces by a bomb as he was on hi:i
way to the winter palace. He had
been distinguished by his liberal views
and his desire to ameliorate condi?
tions in his empire, but he was struck
down through a conspiracy of Nihilist.
So, too, a few years ago, a plot in
the army caused an artillery' salute
In honor of the present czar to take
the form of a discharge of loaded
pieces directly in th? direction of the
President Carnot of France was the
only head of a foreign republic beside
President IJorda Idiarte of Uraguay,
to be assassinated of late years. He
met his death in Lyons at the hands
of an Italian anarchist, Caserio, who
killed him on June 2?. 1894. He had
gone to the exhibition of arts and
sciences, and had been enthusiastical?
ly greeted on the way. Just as he
stepped into his carriage on his de?
parture from the building, Caserio
sprang upon the step, waving a paper
as though it were a petition. The
guards permitted him to approach the
president, and he drew a dagger and
Stabbed him in the body. The wound
was mortal, ami Carnot died the next
One Of the most terrible of politi?
cal assassinations was that of King
Alexander and Queen Drags of Ser
Vla on June 11, 1903. That little
kingdom had been torn with intern; 1
Strife, and King Milan had been forc?
ed to abdicate in favor <?f his son.
Alexander believed in drastic meas?
ures, and in a country seething with
revolutionary and liberal feeding at?
tempted to make the power of the
crown more and neue absolute, in
particular he offended his subjects by
<>n tin- evening of June 10, 1903, a
military conspiracy came to a heal.
a number of officers forced their was
into the palace, aided by their com?
rade's, who were supposed to be < n
guard. They reached the roy.il
chamber and were faced by King
Alexander with his queen in his am S
They demanded his immediate abdi?
cation He refused, and Imme?
diately a storm ot lulletfl fell on the
royal pair. They were shot down and
the throne was given to peter of the
house .if Karageorgevltch, the pres?
ent reigning monarch
The assassination of King Humbert
of Italy on July 29, 1900, on the oth?
er hand, was Inspired by anarchistic
feeling. A band of anarchists with
headquarters In Peterson, N. J., se?
lected Angelo Breed to sia> the king,
who had already, three yean before,
been exposed to anarchistic bullets.
The king went to llonse to present
the prise at a gymnastic competition.
No special danger- was leafed, and
no particular precautions were t:ik?-n;
hut as he was leaving the hall and
stepping into his carriage, Brescl hied
three times, one of his .shots finding
lodgment in the king's heart.
King Carlos of Portugal and the
Crown Prince Luis tell victime to a
revolutionary conspiracy on February
l, 1908. T) kingdom had been in a
ferment for some time with the re?
publican feeling which led a year or
two ago to the abolition of the mon?
archy. The royal family had been at
Villa Vicosa. and it was known that
they were about to return to their
palace in Lisbon. As thoy drove
through the streets the conspirators
opened lire U| on them with carbines.
The king and the crown prince fell
dead, but Queen Amelia and prince,
now ex-King Manuel, escaped.
< >f all the assassinations of crown?
ed heads of recent years perhaps
the most dastardly was that of the
Empress Elisabeth of Austria at
Qeneva on September 10, 1898. The
empress had lived a blameless life,
and had known more than her full
share of sorrows. She was famed for
her charities, and her love of travel?
ing was regarded with respect and
affection by those who came within
her inlluence. Hut as she was staying
at Geneva, and was walking quietly
to her hotel the French-Italian an?
archist Lucoheni attacked and killed
Of attempts to assassinate crowned
heads there has been a very large
number. Even so beloved a sover?
eign as Queen Victoria was exposed
three or four times to the shots of
would-be murderers, who were gen?
erally thought to have been insane.
King Edward was the victim of an
attack while traveling in Belgium.
But the most sensational assault on
royalty was committed upon King Al?
fonso of Spain and his bride, the
Princess Victoria of England, as
they were driving home after their
marriage ceremony. A bomb was
thrown at the royal procession, and
the carriage In which the newly mar?
ried pair was driving was so badly
shattered that they were forced to
complete their journey in another,
but neither the king nor queen was in?
COHN CULTURE IMPROVES.
Plenty of Room I>oft for Betterment
of Farming Methods.
Only in one way was the National
Bank Circular for August right in de?
ducing from this year's yield of corn
per acre in the United States the con?
clusion that the last 30 years have
brought no improvement in the culti?
vation of that crop, says The New
York Times. Taking the whole crop
together the deduction seems and Is
true, but it Ignores the important fact
that even in the broad view the acre
yield has been maintained for this
long period, and Bitch would not have
been the case had there not been a
general adoption oi methods better
than the old one.
The method consisted merely in
utilizing the natural fertility of new
land and moving on to other new land
when that was exhausted. We have
done better than that, and some of
us much better. Corn is one of the
cereals that has been the subject of
intelligent and careful study in recent
years, and whoever will can now buy
"pedigree seed" that is sure to yield
larger returns than that secured In
the former fashion. which was by
picking out the blggesl and best form?
Such specimen ears, it is knwon,
are often produced by strains that do
not raise large crops per acre, the cars
being SS few as line. The 'pedigree
seed" is selected on a whollv different
principle, and is the result of just such
an effort lo secure certain congerlee
of desirable qualities as is made by
the breeders of horses, cows, sin . p
pigs, hens and dogs.
This much, at least, has been gained
In the 30 years and the number of
farmers availing themselves of the
advantage is steadily though slowly,
increasing. The old fellows don t
b arn because they can't, but the
young oie s can and do. Coin, which
is a w ide cross-fertiliser, Ii not bred
to strain as easily as are the small?
er grains like win at and oats, and that
perhaps accounts for the comparative
slowness of its improvement.
The name as used In Revelations
i?;. i?'? is probably derived from
Meglddo, ;n important Canaanlte
fortress In lesachsr (Joshua 12:21)
placed by most writers at Leglo wast
of the plain id' Bsdraelon. The as?
sociation of Meglddo with the many
baths, e. g. the defeat of the Canaan
ites by Barak, ot the Qlbeonltes by
Mldlan, of Saul by the Philistines, and
of Josiab by the Egyptians probably
suggested it as the scene of the cul?
minating contlicl between good and
evil referred to in the Apocalypse
t Nelson'! Encyclopaedia. >
OLD-TIME NAVAL VICTORY.
American Qunncrs Here Always Been
We hear a great deal about the
superiority of the American naval
gunners these days Five bull s syst
in a minute with a twelve-inch gun.
a !*2C0?pound shell on a ?even-mile
rang.-, arc common?
It has always been SO. And just 100
years ago today?October itll?
occ urred one of the most striking il?
lustrations in the nation's history of
that superiority?the defeat of the
British forty-nine gun frigate Mace?
donian, by the American fifty-four
gun frigate United states, it was,
I perhaj s, the most memorable naval
batiie of our most memorable w ar.
The United states, commanded by
Stephen Decatur, ??f Trtp< li fame,
was erasing along the African coast
near the Canary Islands. October
25 1812, was Sunday, and the crew
was preparing to muster for church
"Sail ho!" came the lookout's cry
from the cross-trees far aloft.
A few minutes later and the strang?
er was made out as a British frigate.
The long, sonorous roll of the drum?
mer's church call broke into the
sharp pitched heat of arms. Decatur
put about and warily approached his
Captain Carden, of the Macedonian,
mistook the United States for the Es?
sex, an inferior ship. Eight men of
his crew were impressed American
seamen. They asked to be excused
from lighting their countrymen. He
savagely ordered them back to their
The Americans went into the fight
confident of victory. Jack Creamer
a young cabin boy. went to Captain
j Decatur and asked to have his name
inscribed on the muster roll before
"Why?" asked the captain.
"So I can draw my share of the
prize money, sir" the boy replied.
Captain Carden planned the en?
gagement for the Essex. He opened
fire at long range, a mile in those
days. His shot fell short and De?
catur turned loose a broadside from
his heavy guns. A dozen or more
solid shot crashed into the Mace?
donian, a forceful tip to Carden of his
First the Macedonian's mizzen mast
went by the board, then foretop and
main top rattled to the deck, the fall?
ing debris burying a whole gun's
The United States was enveloped in
smoke from its own guns. A contin?
ual stream of flame came from the
gun ports. Carden thought his ene?
my was afire.
Seeing the enemy disabbled, De?
catur drew out of range for repairs.
He took no chances to having a
couple of British seventy-four-gun
frigates finding him crippled. Hope
cams to the British. M report spread
that an English sail had appeared.
About noon that hope was dis?
pelled. Decatur came back and ma?
neuvered across the Macedonian's
bow preparatory to a broadside and
diagonal fire that would sweep every
piece of gear from the Englishman's
deck. Carden saw his plight and
struck his colors.
In the afternoon Decatur went
aboard to look at his prize. The
scene appalled even his eye accus?
tomed to carnage and blood. He
wrote in his report to congress:
"Fragments of dead were scattered
in every direction. The decks were
slippery with blood and the cry of
tho wounded was one agonizing yell.
A scene so horrible, of my fellow
creatures, 1 assure you. deprived me
of very much of the pleasure of vic
When Captain Carden formally of?
fered his sword. Decatur declined it.
"No sir," he said, "I cannot receive
the sword of a man who has so brave?
ly defended his ship. But 1 will take
Two of the eight Impressed Ameri?
cans were part of the 104 dead and
dying men On the decks of the Mace?
donian. Some had been thrown over?
board to stop their suffering. On the
United States only 12 men had been
touched and more than halt" of those
were only slightly injured. ? Kansas
The oat crop <>f sumter county next
spring provided the weather is fa?
vorable during the Winter for the
growth of the oats?will be the larc? Si
on record. The largest acreage ever
sown in Sum ter county has been put
in and the preparation of the land has
been exceptionally thorough. Farm?
ing methods and prac tice are improv?
ing each year as the result of the farm
demonstration work and the more in?
telligent interest that is being taken
In the practical side of scientific agri?
gibert's Drug store srlll have ?
double front shortly, one on Main
and one on Liberty street, when
work is completed on an addition to
the pi es, nt building used by the store.
The old ttogan Meal Market stand
will be annexed to the present OUST*
t vs of the store.