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WlIX tiO TO CORN SHOW
Member* of lW?>s Corn Club to wh>
Exhibit* at Nation?! Cirain Exibl
Every member of the Hoys Corn
Club in Sumter who Mied his report
with Superintendent of Education J.
Herbert Hsynesworth will have the
opportunity of visiting- the National
Corn Exposition f??r two days free of
eharge to himself and his parents.
Two boys. Bryan (Mem and Klehard
Wells, who made the greatest nu m I >?? r
?f points In the contest during the
year, will be sent over at the ex
of the club for a stay of eight
The expenses of the other members
of th.- dub will be paid out of a tund
raised for this purpose and to which
the banks subscribed largely, aa did
many* business houses of this city.
The boys will be In charge of Super
latendsnt Haynsworth and Mr. J.
Frank Williams during their stay in
Columbia and there is every reason
an believe that It will be an enjoyable
and profitable gl
In ?th r < unties members, of the
Boys' corn club will attend the Nation?
al Exposition In numbers and It Is
probable that the department given
ewer te them will be one of the inter
?ssHig ones of the exposition. While
at the corn show Hryan Odom and J
?khard Wellg will huvt the oppoi '
gaaetf of tUtemtmg the echool held
for i> " bvn? fit of the n ? i ??f the
boy*' t??m c i.. who ire in attsni
eur* upon the ? ihlb mi
Ilartl Time* oUe* ?.< ipl Advice.
Dark Coiner. Jan 11 ?Well, the
year of 1912 has passed" on and an
?KfW yegg Is now hem How are we
tatundlng to spend It. for self or for
oth-*w * 1 think that we all ought to
tr* arm make this one of (he hip
Pleat eCi -nor lives. And how can we
do It? Hjr making others happy For
I surely be risse we receive in this
WO'ld Just whaf \*e put Into It. If
we sow good seed, we will reap pleas?
ure, and If we mow had seed we will
reap sorrow |*f| us renu mber
That our wasting Item grow shorter
As days and years Increase.
And evaff beating pulse we tell
L+av< ?? but a number less.
Chrisimaa passed off a little more
quietly h?r? than usual. 1 saw no on*
drunk and heard of but few being
drunk, yet Christmas eoald have been
spent In a bett. r * |] if Mr ll-.o/e had
been made to take a hark instead of a
front seat. It gggggg M people for?
get uthal Chiietmm stands for and
aprnt u in pleading Satan mtheff than
the babe of Itethlehcm How long
hi It to >m? thus? Jehovah sayeth. The
ox knoweth his owner and th.- a>s his
masters crib, but my people don't
eonalder ." I have already said we get
lust what we sow. and Isn't it right foi
It So To bjg
Ther? ;m- bus of colds hereabouts,
though few persons are confined to
their I ? ds
.\tr. L K. Avln had one of his sons
severely hurt a few d.iys ago bv f ill?
ing off his wagon The intb- f.-llow
had no hon. s broken and Is getting
along meg a HI
Here I will ring off. .is l must iw.i.
ro ?he postofflce. "II. T."
st M i i it < wto* m \itki l
Corrected dally by Ernest | h id. Cot?
Humter. Jan. 13.
mmd middling 12 1-1
gti let middling 1 2
Middling 13 1-4.
m low middling I I T-*.
Igfjsj mldwdllng II 1-4.
StUple cotton I i to 1 f?
New York Cotton Mar Let
New York. Jan I I
January.12 7? 12.70
March 11 M 12 2H
y h>.1242 I Ml
July lt.ll 1IJI
NEWS FROM COLUMBIA.
At Molts coNCF.k.m\<; mahsh al
am) IHstiuct attorney.
Senators Tillman und Smith Have
It All Fixed I p, According to Vn
c"iilinued lU|H?rls ? Richlund
(?rund Jury Presents Columbia
Mayor und Council for Permitting
Turkey KufHing?New /Enterprises
and Ii? 01- of Interest.
Columbia, Jan. 11.?All South Car?
olina is Interested in who will get the
endorsement of Senators Tillman and
Smith for United States district attor?
ney and United States marshal for
this State It Is known that Senator
Tillman has pledged his support for
marshal to Editor James L. Sims, of
Orangeburg, but a story is in circu?
lation here to the effect thut an agree?
ment has been reached between the
Senators whereby Tillman Is to name
the district attorney and Imlth the
marshal and 'hat J. Wm. Thurmond
has been selected for district attor?
ney and Sheriff Lyon, of Abbeville, has
been picked by Smith for marshal.
None of these rumors are confirmed,
but they are all inteiesting and are
being circulated here.
The grand Jury of Hichland county,
in its presentment handed in today,
presented the mayor and the city
council of Columbia for permitting
turkey rattles during the month of De?
cember In the city. The presentment
alleges that turkey raffling is a sys?
tem of lottery and a violation of the
criminal statutes against games of
chance. It names as witnesses City
Clerk Q. Flanvle Cooper and the city
auditor, and tbo minutes of the coun?
cil meetings. Judge Sease, in com?
menting on the presentment, said that
it did not necessarily mean an indict?
The grand jury also recommended
State legislation for compulsory edu?
cation, citing that of the cases at this
term of court fully 25 per cent of the
persons arraigned were absolutely
without education. Increased juris?
diction for magistrates and improve?
ments at the county JsjM were also
re.'unintended. The speeding of auto?
mobiles on country roads was con?
demned, and the rural policemen urg?
ed to keep a watt bout for violators
Of this law
ALMOST BEVEM WIFE'S HEAD,
? >g in Heart of QrSOaWOOd Ko?d
eenwooil. Jan 12.?A horrible
ig occurred hart last night, when
a negro man. Lev! Kinard, al?
most completely severed his wife's
hand from her body, after lying in
wait for her for several hours in the
haart < f the residence section of the
town. Kinard and his wife had sepa?
rated some months ago, but be had
bat! making threats against b^r Ufa
for some time, which she had heard
of and was so tei rilled that she asked
her employers to let her sleep in the
kitchen. Last night, however, the wo?
man went out upon the street In com
p.my with another negro woman and
as they were entering Cambrlde street,
through an alley, near the residence
Of Mayor Baker, Kinard, who bud been
I rou. hing there probably night after
night, ?prang out at them, grabbed his
wife by the waist ami in an Incredibly
short time aocompllahed hii purpose,
It seems, fr<?in testimony, that a big
knife was used; that a razor could not
have d<>ne the work.
Kinard mads good hii escape, He
came bars from LsSBVlliS some months
ggO and has been working as a section
band on the c. and W. ('. He is 80
yean old; black, height, r> feet 8, and
sr<t Ighi 1 II pounda Hs has two upper
front teeth false He has relatives si
i.srllls and also at Prosperity. The
town snd county, through sheriff Mc?
Millan offen ISO reward for bis cap
llot slAYIYI s TO ORGANIZE.
Miss Oases to Preside Over the Meet?
ing at Mssmwuu
An audience of several hundred of
the housewives of Charleston Is ex?
pected to greet Miss Lotil s. Olney,
president <>f the Civic Club, when to?
morrow afternoon at I .SO o'clock, In
the Charleston Museum auditorium
?bs opens the meeting called to or?
ganise 11 housewives' league in Char?
leston Mrs lv S. Mather. State c ha Ir?
in n by appointment from the Nation?
al League Hoard, will make an ad?
Tht-< movement among Charleston
house wives is to crests more ro-oper
stlon between the housekeepers and
the dealers, to assist the dealers In
cutting down prices and costs of ser?
vices, to street sanitary reforms, and
produce pure food stocks for table use.
The long us s open to all women of
Charleston.- -Charleston Post, Jan? 10.
If SVen man In the State would
resolve to null carrying " pistol,
homicides would become ? thing of
the past. The bandy pistol is re?
sponsible for nearly all the killings
in ?bis State Orangsburg Tinos and
AlKKN WOMAN DISPLAYS NERVE.
Warns off Nefro Purauer, but in
Struck Severe Blow ? Search for
Alken, Jan. 11.?No little excite?
ment was occasioned here this morn?
ing when It became publicly known
that last evening, about du.sk, a prom?
inent and well known woman of this
city was assaulted by a negro, on the
eaatern extremity of South Boundary
avenue, as she walked to her homo
Just beyond the Orange Grove Villa.
She states that the negro fell In
step behind her just as she was leav?
ing the main section of the city, and
that Anally she was forced to the con?
clusion that hi* was following her. She
became nervous, and aa she reached
a dark avenue, where the tree merge
into an arch near Orange Grove Villa,
she noticed that the negro accelerated
his pace and rapidly drew nearer. She
paused and accosted him, demanding
his errand, and warned him to pass
on by her and proceed about his busi?
ness. The brute then struck her a se?
vere blow In the side and ran away
as she screamed for help.
Aa soon as the alarm was given a
posse of men, headed by Sheriff How?
ard, traced the negro back toward
A ikon. It is reasonably sure that he
returned to the city and is now con?
cealed here somewhere within the
confines of the city limits. The police
authorities are combing the city,
and, with the description which they
have of the assailant they expect to
effect his capture soon.
OHIO 1:1x1 1: INVADES HOMES.
()\er |9000 Persons Have No Homes
ami l'rop? 1 i> Loaa Amounts into
Cincinnati, Jan. 12.?The Ohio
river passed the 60-foot stage here
today and continued to rise steadily
at the rate of two inches an hour.
In the lower parts of the city and
in Dayton, Newport and Covington
suburbs across the river In Kentucky
2,500 persons have been made tem?
porarily homeless by the invading
waters. In the Kentucky towns
school houses and churches have been
thrown open and are tilled with re?
fugees. The property loss will reach
into the thousands.
Cincinnati commission merchants
and warehouse owners, whose places
?f business aio along tho river front,
have suffered heavy loss. in some
buildings facing the wharves the wa?
ter is up to the second story.
MANY HASTEN TO SAFETY.
River is Expected to Rise at Louis
oie for Two Days?People Leave
Louisville. Ky . Jan. 12.?Between
700 and 1,000 families have been
driven from their homes along the
water front here in the past 24 hours
by the rising waters of the Ohio. Tho
stage at this point at 7 o'clock tonight
according to the local weather bureau
v. as ^r?.8 with a rate of rise of 2 feet
an hour. A stage of oS feet is pre?
dicted by tomorrow morning and of
lo feet by Tuesday evening.
The homeless families are being
moved to vacant houses with the aid
of the lire aid police depart mets.
The weather bureau predicts that by
Monday no ?n the water will he over
the "cut off' east of the city, in wnich
event an area of several square miles
will be flooded and abou* 40 famil.es
Dispatches from many points in the
State tell of damage to homes and
other property. Allen McKiney, a
farmer near Hopklnsvllle, was drown?
ed today when his skiff, collided with
a submerged bridge pier and capsized
in the swollen water of Ton river.
NOT AS SEVERE AS FIRST.
Weatlier Bureau <?i\es Prediction on
Second flood Period of the Week.
Washington, Jan. 12.?-The second
Hood wa\e along the Ohio river be?
tween Cincinnati and Louisville, ac?
cording to the weather bureau, will
not he as severe as the first. The
weather bureau said tonight:
??The crest o! the principal Hood in
the Ohio river is between Cincinnati
and LoUlSVllle. As a result of con?
tinued rains for 48 hours the second
rams period within a week, the river
is again in Hood in its upper reaches,
but the second Hood wave will not be
So seVele as the first otic was."
Mad Dog Causes Excitement.
South Lynchburg, Jan. 11.?Quite a
splutter of excitement was occasion?
ed by an apparently mad ilia's at?
tack on Mr. L. Lane's little hoy in his
yard. The little fellow is severely
bitten in two or three places, the most
in its f oe. 1 learned last evening
that the county policeman was taking
steps to have the dog's head Sent off
lor examination, as it hid symptoms
Marriage License Record.
Tomas House ami Viola Bngllsh,
colored, of Bumter, secured a mar?
riage license Sunday.
HOBSON BECOMES SUFFRAGETTE.
Repays Kissers of Old by Joining
Their IV umbers,
Washington, Jan. 11.?Capt. Rich?
mond Pearson Hobson, hero of tin*
Spanish war, whose exploit in sinking
the Merrlmac at the mouth of Santi?
ago harbor, thus bottling up Cevera'fl
fleet, made him the recipient of the
kisses of the fair sex from one end of
the country to the other (much, it
must be confessed, to that gallant of?
ficer's annoyance and dismay), has
The captain has become an ardent
suffragette. In a recent speech on the
lloor of the house (the captain is now
a representative from Alabama) Cap?
tain Hobson mentioned his conver?
sion to equal suffrage.
"I have come to believe." he said,
"that women suffrage will solve many
of the problems in national life."
The new champion of the fair sex
in its struggle for political equality
was not, however, won to his present
frame of mind by the memories of
those osculatory tributes which dis?
puted with the laurel for place on his
fervid and youthful brow. Indeed no.
Nor did any aspostle of votes-for-wo
men pin a badge on his coat and lead
him captive to the sufferage ranks.
The captain, who resigned from the
navy shortly after the war to enter
politics, has become a very serious
minded pei son with a real aim in pub?
lic life.] With singe-hearted purpose,
he is working to make the United
States dry within the living genera?
tion. He is Demon Hum's arch enemy.
And it was in his investigation of the
liquor question and in the solitude of
his own study, that he became con?
vinced that woman should have the
After his recent confession of faith
In congresi Representative Hobson
said in an interview:
"The average standard of the char?
acter of a nation's electorate deter?
mines the efficiency of its political in?
stitutions. In standard of character
woman is degrees ahead of man. Only
five per cent of the inmates of penal
institutions are women; while over GO
per cent of church members are wo?
men. Therefore the absorption of wo?
men would substantially raise the
character of this nation's electorate.
"From my study of national prob?
lems I have come more and more to
realize that nearly all the laws of
States and the nation relate to busi?
ness, and that very little provision
has been made for the humanities.
Property has monopolized the atten?
tion of legislators to the exclusion of
problem! of living.
"This one-sided condition is .lue in?
herently to the fact that men make
the laws, which of necessity reflect the
activities In Which their makers are
engaged?they cover the business part
of life. To equalise this condition, to
make proper provision on the part of
the government for the othei half of
human activities. It will be necessary
to give the vote to women.
"Of course, men pay some attention
to the humanities, and women pay
some attention to business, but each
sex has a great sphere exclusively its
own, and both spheres must be con?
sidered with proportionate interest of
the part of the government to get the
best results. Clearly this cannot be
accomplished without enfranchising
"1 do not think that the enfranchise?
ment of woman would take her out of
her sphere, out it would simply project
her sphere Into full public considera?
tion. The franchise would not cause
woman to usurp man's business, but
it would insure justice to woman
whenever she engages in business in
competition With man. It would make
the sphere of woman more interesting
to man and the sphere of man more
interesting to woman. A man would
not only naturally have more consid?
eration for the rights of his wife, but
he would be more interested in his
wife's activities, A wife would not
lose respect for her husband's work,
but would take a greater interest in
"So that husbands and wives in
their dual nature attack together the
problems of life in both spheres with
greater happiness to both and with
more efficient results than are now
At Work on New Road,
Work has be. n commenced in earn?
est on the m w railroad here and at
the Lydia terminus. The right of way
is being cut out ami grading com?
menced Monday There ate several
gangs at work and the railroad people
in charge sa> the) expect to haul fer?
tiliser Into La mar on March 1st, The
pe..pie of Lamar are Jubilant over the
m w road for it will mean Increased
business und ;i boom to the growth of
the town The railroad will run right
through the center of the business
part of the town and will be very ad?
vantageous to the merchants as they
can build warehouses right on the
road. The depot will be erected in
what has been Known as Minis Park,
which will be an ideal place for it
Lamar Correspondence to Darlington
Sews and Press.
TELEGRAPHERS MAY STRIKE
Railroad lla\ing Declined Request
lor Raise, Operators Are Consider"
Macon. Gh., Jan. 10.?The tele?
graphers of the Southern railway arc
voting a strike, it is learned heie to?
day from the telegraphera
The telegraphers demanded an in?
crease in pay ol IS per cent in No?
vember. At a conference November
110 this request was considered and
put off until December -7. Then the
request was refused. At a conference
of telegraphers the strike vole was
Southern railway headquarters are
In Washington, and the strike vote
will he compiled there, it is stated
Local officials of the Southern rail?
way admit a strike vote is being tak?
GINNING RETURNS INTERESTING.
Cotton Market Awaits Wednesday j
New Orleans, Jan. 12.?The cotton
market this week will again he in?
terested in ginning returns to the cen?
sus bureau. Wednesday ends th? pres?
ent period in the schedule of census
reports on the output of the ginneries
and the figures relating to it are re?
garded as being most important, partly
because this pending report will be the
last of the semi-monthly compilations
of the bureau and partly because of
the belief that ginning of late has
been on a larger scale than generally
While the census figures will not be
available until next week, private bu?
reau reports will be reached this week
and they will go a long way toward
The question cf the acreage to be
planted for the new crop will assume
increased importance this next week.
The wholesale hardware concerns of
the South are reporting a large busi?
ness in farming Implements, which
Is taken as an Indication that a large
ac reage of cotton will be planted this
The spot situation is important be?
cause, thus far, actual conditions ha&
not responded to bearish pressure a3
rapidly as have futures. There is still
a large amount of cotton held in the
country. Reports that it is firmly
held will strengthen futures, but any
signs of yielding on the part of spot
owners will be immediately used, and
probably with telling effect, against
the future market.
THIRTY-NINE LEPERS SLAIN. |
Driven Into Pit and Shot by Order
I of Authorities of Clunoso Province. !
Shanghai. Jan. 10.?Thirty-nine
lepers recently were put to death In
an atroc.ous manner by order of the
provincial authorities of Nanking,
province of Kwang-Si. The suf?
ferers were shot and their bodies were
burned in a huge trench.
These advices were received here
today in letters from the Catholic mis- '
si m at Nanking dated December 14. .
They said the lepers lived in the
woods a few miles outside Nanking. |
The mission sought permission to
build at its own expense a lazaretto
for them and the provicial authori?
ties, pretending to consent, dug a pit
in which was placed the wood soaked
At the point of the bayonet the lep?
ers were driven into trie pit and shot
and the pyre was lighted and their
bodies buiaed in the presence of a
large crowd. The authorities offered
rewards for the discovery of other
lepers and this resulted in the shoot?
ing of one more man afflicted with
The governor, after the massacre,
issued a proclamation in which he ac?
cused the lepers of having committed
The letters from the mission say
there is no foundation for this charge.
First Arrest Under New AdmlnisUm
The first arrest under the admins
tration of Sheriff J. EC Bradford was
made Wednesday night by Deputy
Sheriff John Epperson on the streets
of Sumter, when he arrested C. L. Me
Leod. white for giving a check with?
out funds in che bank to pay same.
The warrant on which McLeod was
sworn out by H. 1.. Tisdale, a mer?
chant of this city. IfcLeod was
lodged in jail and has not yet been
able to put UI? bond for his release.
Chopped Another With Hatchet.
Saturday Sheriff John Epperson
went out to the county farm to bring
in a negro charged with chopping an?
other negro at that place with u
hatchet. It was stated that the negro
was crazy, but he did not appear so
when brought in and lodged in jail,
lie was an old, feeble looking man.
with only one good hand, the other
being crippled, but. notwithstanding
his Infirmities, he had succeeded in
chopping the other negro with the
hatchet and beating him up consid?
YOllIlFlI Nh(,HO CRIMINALS.
Oang Caught Stealing chicken*?
Small Boys Conunil l>< -prcdation
mi Siuiit? r Hardware Store.
a number >t small nugro soys have
been cummirins depredktlOM in the
city of lut<* and ee a itnult several
merchants and householders in the
city have suffered. Farly Saturday
mo:niUSJ u negro hearing chickens
S'lcaw king he pSSUCd along the
railroad tracs. near the Rowland ?ug
gy Factory stopped to investigate and
found several small boys with a large
number of < hickens in their posses?
sion. Th< boys took to their heels
and escaped, having the chickens
which were tarned over to the police
w ho return* d them to their owner,
Mr. Joel B Bruns? ?n whose fowl
house had bssa entered and robbed
early Saturday morning of fourtten
Three small boys. Jim Washing?
ton. William Samuels and Osey Cary,
were arrested Saturday morning for
blcallng articles from the Sumter
Ha dware st. re Three rilles were re
covered s id returned to the store
when the nys were arrested. The
boys are I w in |a!| awaiting a pre
COUNTY TEACHEHS MEET.
Several [nterestlng 1 rtrtrsssrs Made at
The Sumter County Teachers As?
sociation met at the Hampton school
building Saturday at noon and those
present heard three very interesting
talks during the session. There were
quite a number present and much in?
terest was manifested ir the subjects
Mis H. VV. McLean, superintendent
of the primary department of city
schools, spoke lirst. She addressed %
the teachers on the importance of the
"Home Makers" dubs, and the value
of the subjects studied by them. She
laid stress on the importance of know?
ing how to cook food properly amd
how a change of food was necessary,
saying that many deaths throughout ^
the country were due to poor food.
Improperly cooked food, or lack of
variety of food.
Dr. Walter Cheyne spoke on hygiene
In the school room and the Import?
ance of i ae teachers knowing then*
selves what sanitary measures to take ^|
and how to carry these measures Into
execution. He pointed out he dif?
ferent d eases school children were
imjist Subjected to and told how many
of them ( ould be prevented by simple
rules, which every child and par?
ent could follow out. "The teacher <p
must talk hygiene to the children,"
he saio. "not teach it to *hem, for
they picked up more and applied it
better, if ?t were talked to them, in a
simple way which they could under?
stand." Whooping cough and meas?
les," he said, "killed twelve tiraes
as many children annually as did
small pox and other virulent diseases,
which were more generally fepred
and guarded against.' The parents
must b? taught the proper treatment
of these diseases and how to prevent
eontag io;. He thought that an inspect-^
ing offif r should see every child
which as sick, as an examination
would prevent, possibly, the speard of
the disease, if the child was affect?
Miss Mary K. Frayser of Winthrop
college spoke next. She addressed
the te n hers on the value of teaching
industrial branches in the rural
schoois, telling of the importance to
the child of his or her knowing these
things She illustrated her talk by
telling what had been done in some
schools and pointing to what could
be done In others. Miss Frayser
showed her enthusasm In her work
and i: is probable that the ideas ad?
vanced by her will make some of the
teach- rs take up in the future more
comp er.ensive work along the lines
advocated by her In the rural schools.
All three talks wore heard with the
great. s1 pleasure and interest. IV
lightful music was rendered by Mrs.
J. L Frierson during the session, a
feature much enjoyed.
??Shoot. If You MuM."
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. ?Goo. Glb
bons. ... new Germaatown storekeep?
er, when held up in his store last
night, told the man to go ahead and
ShOOt ;ts he was too tired to get out
The mon demanded llO.ei and
Gibbons told him t.. proceed and
kill. The man then left in disgust
If ve had a commission of any
kino under Governor Bleaas ws
Would surrender it. But then, there
is n< t much chance of his ever hon?
oring us w ith a commission.?Orange*
burg Times and Democrat
STKAYKI)??>nc baj horse mule
white mouth, lost Tuesday night
near Kalem Give any Information
ti- Isaac Km v
FOR KALE?Dixie Wilt resistant cot?
ton seed from I9tI ?^rop. price $1
per bushel, sound and pure S! H
Cotcotugh, Oswego, s C, It