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Two sumter Watchman was found?
ed la llkt and the True Southron in
lift The Watchman and Southron
?sms has the- combined circulation and
tsars* sc? cf both of the old papers,
aa * la manifestly tha best advertising
mejium <r Snmtsr.
The National Corn Exposition la
far and away the greatest agricultural
?how ever held In South Carolina In
point of Interest and education*] val?
es. The man who farms as a buni
aess and who desires to probt b] the
experience of those who has,- .lore
most If make of farming and plant
breeding an exact science should not
let ordinary business prevent his
?pending at least one day at the |
?itlon. It is a great agricultural show
that approaches the ideal in complete?
ness and in arrangement for intelli?
gent study b> the e imeat seeker after
Information that will be of ev?ry-d iy
lice In the solving of the prob
of larger and better crops,
e e e
The legislature appears to be in?
to Klve Charleston the oppor
to work out Its own solution of
gne liquor problem and the SJjfOfOe*
ment uf the law against the aale of
ttquor h] brazen and persistent law
breakers. Conditions could, scarcely
be worse than at present and there
is some reason to hope for an im?
provement under the proposed high
Ths Somter Chamber of Com men I
exhibit in the Columbia Arcade was
slutted last week by thousands of corn
show tourists and elicited the most fa?
vorable comments as well as aoounv
pnshed the object for which It is In?
tended gfOttSlng Inter s In Sumte,
and tat msginfl *?nt farmina country
of whieh the town la thv o ut- There
IS si.ethi-i Sumter ? OilbU if :* e ('orn
onuw, propafi vocw Ik.
kind and that every day has attract?
ed large erowds. vis. the machinery
tlhlhit of the Carollra Machinery Co.
several gasolene tnd fuel ell en
It. this exhibit are equipped
Wp> J-M magnetos manufactured
by the iumtsr Telephone Manufactur?
ing Cosoasiirr. and no mechanics1 83
rice on eanihltiasa haa attracted so
mu<*fc attentfow Crssn machinery men
tnd others who know from experience
taw o?**d of a aimpls and thoroughly
r?*iH>te magneto for uae en gas snd
gasolene engines The Carolin i Ma
ehinery <>>anpany exhibit ts one of the
best on the grounds au I d is a good
advert ?? men? tr>r that compnny and
far 8umt< i
Bverv man or woman who l. i s visit
sd the Ctrl Show ha* come away
sjjrjating the show and ndvtstng then
friends an-4 acquaint inccs t-. \ l<dt tn?
expealtlon Thos.- a ho has. not seen!
tt mmmf f*rrti an idea of its mag
alt ad- . it* cx'.lletKe and its value
fVem n educational point of view,
and thi-i who du not make a trip to
Celsntbin and spend at leas' a day at
?be C ?" Show, thinking It Is noth?
ing more than an ordinary HI its Fair,
will lat<r on regret neglecting the op
e<.r*untfv of seeing and studying the
?i,e?t ? ajlightenlng display for acfen
gnY f.trmlns method* und the results I
derived therefrom that has .-wr been
wtfhtn fhelr reneh P.v?*r? farmer ami
?ver\ other man and woman who it!
ttrectls or Indlrertlv ipo r. st.-d tn
nirmir i statt ra|ting farm mas hint
?ry. planl breeding seed improve*
?sent, rural I pi Pvprjabirt, and
hnpror . ment In Using conditions is
niral r?mmmilt ? ?< will b. seto-tlted
by visitimf the Corn Kxpos.uon
gnu r? in mi \ itK ?? si*
tft< men 'i rumple*! to Rent's in Mad
Kndi for I'tlt
Vew York. Feb I - ?A tag's cry ..f
?fire** and Ihn smoke from tin Si pi b-fl
rref ef a motion picture Pnadhlne in
gg Kn-t Mas theatre tOgMflht fetjaltef
,?? , stasi iggnsjg/ fha asjdttwettl lei
p?;?on* and a ru?h for Ihe cxd*. ill
which r < - tmmes wer-? Hailed anf
?i??s?fi ott i patnona so sadly injured
list tto i had be aeat to hospital*),
rn* panle occurred In has of the
?i<*s? densely populnteil sections ??f the
C?M Sale and the thousands svlu?
poured Into Fast Houston street, in
fr< nt of f he lie .'i - SJtd f t lied to I he
?Vers added to tie confusion und *
ihe ntums* r -a Injnred
PLANS ON POOR TO STHI.SS Tills
l>IPoltT \>.T POINT.
1* I* Baker, Distriet Agent of Dean?
oiwuratlon Work has Already Se?
cured t.ond Prizes for Novel Con?
There is nothing of RIOTS vital im?
portance to successful agriculture than
a OfOpOf crop rotation. Thus far but
little attention has boon paid to this
Important subject by the farmers of
the State. It Is not surprising* here
fore that a plan for a three-vear ro?
tation, which has been prepared by
L L. Haker. district agent of the
United states demonstration work in
this Stall-, and offered to the farmers
In "his territory, has been quickly
taken up and will lie put into opera?
tion generally this year. Its value
was quickly seen by the bankers in
the farming counties of the district
and readily these bankers have offer?
ed prizes for farmers putting the ro?
tation into practice this year.
The amounts named have already
be* n contributed for this purpose by
the following banks:
Li i count), Bank of Blahop?
Florence eoUBty, First National
bank of Florence.$lf>0
Darlington county. I'.ank of Dar?
Horry County, Viral National
bank of Conway.$ioo
Sumter county. I'.ank of Sum?
The ambor of the rotation In which
theet hanks tee such a money Nairn
is* willing for hanks in other portions
Of the State outside his district to
make use of the plan, and suggests
ih it u be applied, wherever adopted,
on not less than three acres. With
his consent it is here vi u, d for the
public benefit in a form adapted to
neral use, the regulations as to
prise contests being omitted:
Plot No. 1?Must be planted dur?
ing the fall or whiter In oats at the
rate of not I OSS than | 1-2 bushels
per acre. After oats are harvested,
land must be sown to peas at the rate
of not less than 1 1-2 bushels p? r
acre After peavine hay has been
harvested ami prior to November 1st,
land must be sown to rye, vetch, crim?
son or burr clover as a Winter cover
no! N - - N. I p: ml s<i t(. -
... a* ps is to Im ae i n i th< rows at I
last cultivation ol com 't the rate J
of not i ? ?? i in ans I ush per acre.
Alter corn is harvested, land must I
he thoroughly prepared by turning
under all stalks, peavines and other
vegetable matter and planted during
the fall to oats at the rate of not less
than 2 1-2 bushels per acre.
riot No :i?-Must be planted to cot?
ton and at the last cultivation of the
cotton, or nut later than November 1st
rye, vetch, crimson or burr clover
must be sown In the rows as a winter
co\ er crop.
Plot No. 1?Cover crop must be
turned under during late Winter or
?aft) spring and land planted to cot?
ton At the last cultivation of COttOhi
or not later than November 1st. rye
vetch, crimson or burr clover must be
sown as a winter cover crop.
Plot No. ?After oats are hu vest?
ed, land must be sown to peas at tin
rate of not less than 1 1-2 hushels per
acre. Aft? r peavine hay has been
harvested, of not later than November
1st. land must be sown to rye, vetch,
crimson Of burr clover as a winter
Plot No. :*.?Cover crop must be
turned under during late winter or
early spring and land must be plant- j
ed to corn. At the last cultivation i
of c orn, peas must be sown in rows I
at the rate of not lOM than one bush
?I per a- re. After corn and peas arc*
harvested, land must be thoroughly
prepared hy turning under corn stalks
pear Ines and all other vegetable mat?
ter and planted to oats during Un?
fall at the rale of BOl less than 2 1-3
bushels to the acre.
Plot No. 1?Cover crop must be
turned under during late winter- or
early spring, and land planted lo
i ora At the last cultivation ot
corn, p?as most be sown in the rows
at the rat.- of mo less than one bush?
ed per ac re- After corn Is harvested,
land must be thoroughly prepared by
turning under torn stalks, peavlnes
and .?II other vegetable matter and
land planted In oats a? the rate Of
not b-ss than I 1-8 busheli pe r acre.
Plot No, I Cover crop must be
turned under durlng?lot?? winter or
early spring and land planted to cot
Ion At last cultivation ed' cotton of
not later than November I si rye,
v ep hi < ! i nson or burr clot er n usl
?,? pi inted In tin r-.vv n tin w nter
cover <a up
Plot No After oats ar< harve I
??d. land must be sown in pci -< it th<
rat.? of not less than i I - bushel
pef acre After peavln* hoj la bar
vete I and no! latci than Novembe
is?. rye*, vetch, orimaon or bun clovt
must I ?> sown BS a vvio* I COVCr Crop
S. C, PUBLIC ROADS.
Senate Passes Resolution Petitioning
Congress to Give $100,000 for This
Columbia. Jen. 81.?Tin- senate to
night passed the house resolution
memorialising congress t<> Appropriate
$100,000 to be expended <>n the pub?
lic, roads of this State and passed a
concurrent resolution fixing Wednes?
day, February 5th, as the time for
the joint assembly to !ecl a judge of
the First Circuit. The bill to compel
life insurance companies to Invest
certain of their security in the State
was made a special order for Wed- |
a sad ay.
For Law snd Order.
Stricken Pugilist?HI, police, stop
this tparrlng match; it's going to de?
generate Into a prize fight!?Punch.
True View of Life.
I am mor< and tu..'ro impressed >ith
the duty or ?. hapvl*.: -Gt orj a
Public Opinion Supreme.
All free governments, whatever
their name, aro in reality govf-n
ments by public opinion.? Ionics Rus?
Mar'.: Wer! ' ' Wo isn't.
Now tli?- n&n's work for his own
home is as lias ha en said, to secure its
maintenance pro reis and defense;
the woman's to secure its order, com?
fort and lovellnei
Eastern "Mining Promoters."
Seven natives at Dacca, India, wore
recently convicted of swindling wom?
en by pretending lhat they had the
supernatural ; ,v ? of causing money
deposited with th ;.i to b^ doubled in
value in three rtaj s' II
Europe's War Material.
Europe withdraws from industry 4,*
600,000 men to make soldi; rs of then..
They are kept from one to three
years. What an appalling waste;
how doubly preposterous if efficiency
can be insured with militia training;
?New York World.
Profit In Travel.
It Is worth while to journey, f.r>
learn how deceptive is that mirage
which forms itself out of distance and
nothingness; how good is the land
about us, and the life that requires no
translation to be understood.?N. S.
"Ee hootlful heiress scared me to
n she asked if I had any
Ide from ze world." "Mon
io had seen ze soiled shirt
b? o big Windsor tio."?Boston
A newspaper, In speaking of a do
ceased citizen, said: "We knew him as
old Tan Per Cent.?tt? more he had
the less be spent?Ihf more he got
the less he lent?he's dead?we don't
know where he went; but If his soul
to r*<?aven is sent?heT owl the harp
snd cbarge 'em rent"
Jane Austen Unpopular.
It has been pointed out with some
surprise that the late W. S Gilbert
had a 3trong dislike for lane Austen,
but a Correspondent of the New York j
Evening Post reminds us that Mark
Twain had a similar antipathy. He
said once that "a library that docs not
OOntaln Jane Austen's works is a good
library, even if it hasn't another book
Tribute to American Sailor.
By ail who kno\> him it is conced?
ed that the Am? rh an sali? r is a clean
and thorough athlete. He takes a
deep Intsrest in anything he tackles,
land so. to make hi* athletic ? ndeavors
correspond n*ith hi otherwise high
standing, he g el hi for clean work,
lard if ho w;>is he !? .. b and i: be
loses lie is the f\\'f >.) congratulate"
I the winner
Uanle! in Second Place.
Littl ?? Willie's grandmother had
been telling him Bible stories, his
favorite being that of Daniel in the
lions' den. At the age of four he was
' taken to a circus for the first time.
j When the lion-tamer put his head into
the lion's mouth little Willie's excite
| ment knew no bounds. Jumping up
and down, he gb etully Bcreamed:
, "Oh, my! That knock3 the spots off
Hair Mussed by Lightning.
1 Edward Kones prefers in the future
I to comb bis own locks and wishes
lightning would leavo them alone.
i When Iiis house, In Sullivan county,
was strack th< electricity plowed
small furrows about hi* skull, taking
the hair r,ff his head in every place
It touched. Ni^ Injuries, besides de?
stroying his hair, it is said, were
?light.?Philadelphia North American?
Bible Was Put Into Rhyme.
Versifications, not onl) ol tho
Psalms but of th?? otln r book* i ' the
Bible, were numerous In the sixteenth
century. One of the most prolific
rerslflers aas Wiliam ilunnis, who,
under such fanciful titles as Seven
Bobs of a Sorrowful Soul for Bin,"
\ Handful ol Honeysuckles," A
Hlveful of Honey,' etc., published a
number of rhyming versions ol Gene*
sis and Job, which .are now worth
their weight In gold to the biblio?
2 Save Your Time-:~ ~ -Get IT From 9
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o PHONE 36 - SUMTER, SC. o
LEAVES FORTUNE T<> MUSEUM.
Hammond Bequeath* Two .Million to
Now Voi k Institution.
New York, Feb. 1.?James Bart*
lett Hammond, the typewriter Inven?
tor who died In st. Augustine, Pia..
! rt week, bequeathed his entire es?
tate, estimated to be worth $2,000,
000, to the Metropolitan Museum of
Art, of this city, according to a copy
of a will executed last August, made
public tonight. The estate includes
the stock In the typewriter company,
of which he was president. This
goes to executors \r trust to hold "ami
collect the income thereon and pay j
the Income aemi-annually" to the art
Institution during the lives of the ex?
ecutors, who are Neal l>. Becker, a j
New York lawyer, and "whoever shall
i?e the president of the farmers' Loan
and Trust Company, of New York
city, at the time of my decease." Up?
on the deaths of the executors the
stock "shall belong absolutely" to the
Six years ago two brothers and
three sisters applied to the Supreme
Court to have Hammond, a \vi 'ower,
adjudged incompetent. He was com?
mitted temporarily, but later declared
\i:\Y RAlLlto.U) COMES.
Grading at Tlmmonsville tor South
Tlmmonsville?A large force of
hands is now at work grading the
roadbed of the South Carolina Wes?
tern, and trains will be operated on
It within 0?? days. The station will be
located at the eorner of Railroad and
I Irockington streets.
This is gratifying to the people of
Tlmmonsville, as better railroad facil?
ities will be ol greet help to the en?
terprises now in the city and will no
dOUbt be the caUSe of more busitii ss
houses ami enterprises being located
\ I I AI Its IX EGYPT.
White Oak i amp Elects Officers?Dr.
Kgypt. .Ian. :',<?.?We have been
having excellent weafhei f<>r farm
work for the past month and a lot
of ploughing has been done. The
folks here are making greater pre?
paration than ever to set how much
cotton 'le y can make.
White Oak camp held its regular
meeting last week and elected the fol?
lowing officers tor the ensuing year:
l.. H. White, C. r.; T. M. Hancock, A.
L.; Wallace Hancock, Clerk; Et. J.
rjnncoek, banker; ('has. 11. Peebles,
escort; C. P. Baker, watchman; Jer
vey Mat his, sentry. Dr. T. l>. Fox
worth, camp physician. This camp is
in ;i (lourlahing condition at present
as the applicants balloted on at the
bist meeting will show we had five ap?
plicants. <nir next regular meeting
will be on Tuesday night, February
Messrs. I.. A and I- H. White and
J, K. Kichboure. spenl Tuesday In
I '.ishop\ die.
Mr. \. B. White has gone to Iiishop
\ die totiay.
Mr. w M McCaskill spenl Wednes?
day in ('innleii
I 'i <'. s. I 't it ton, e ho has be< n
fiulte > i? K for some time, Is still very
M i :\ .i i '.i ii ton \\ li" has he? n
kepi at home on a< count of h< >
Iher's Illness returned to her school
11! K? rshaa las! week.
\i nsai s. Ilai *y M< I -e,.,i und Jatn<
Jenk Ins \ Islted here recently.
v, ry ft w t rom here nttended t b<
corn show hi Columbia this week
M AY JERSEY OR M AY MEXICO.
One or Other Likely to Make Income
Tax Amendment Certain.
Washington, Feb. Ratification
of the Income tax amendment by the
necessary three-fourths of the States
In the Union probably will be accom?
plished this week, Cavorable action by ,
only om? more state being necessary
to make possible what will become the .
sixteenth article of the Constitution ;
of the United States.
Hither New Jersey or New Mexico,
it seems probable tonight, will join
the ratification column before the
end of the week. The New Jersey
Assembly and the New Mexico Senate
have already taken favorable action
on the proposal as adopted by Con?
gress. Whichever State completes its
ratification first will go on record as
the thirty-sixth Commonwealth to
approve the amendment, the number
required to vitalize this change in the
fundamental law of the nation.
The a~> Stat< s which already have
ratified the amendment are: Alabama,
Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colo?
rado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minne?
sota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska. Nevada, New York, North
Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Ohio, South Carolina, South
Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washing?
ton, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Four States thus far, Connecticut, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Utah,
have rejected the amendment.
New Mexico Plana Quic-k Action.
Sante Fe, N. M., Feb. 2.?In an ef?
fort to get ahead of New Jersey in be?
ing the :16th State to ratify the income
tax amendment to the Federal Con
sitution, New Mexico legislative lead?
en tonight planned for immediate ac?
tion by the House, when it n assem
hies tomorrow afternoon.
A poll of the House shows an over?
whelming majority favorable to the
joint resolution of ratification adopted
by the Senate Saturday and it is
planned to suspend the rules and pro?
ceed to adoption Immediately.
"SHIP OF DESERT."
GeO gin Mule Rivals Camel by Doing
Without Food or Water Seventeen
Athens, Gil, Feb. 1.?S. P. Cannon,
of Bowersville, in an adjoining county,
had occasion this week to test the
endurance of a n: lie as to existence
without feed and water. A mule be?
longing to him has rivaled the "ship
of the dtsert" by abstaining, involun?
tarily, from food and drink for a pe?
riod of seventeen days and being able
to walk and bray. Mr. Cannon on
his rouds of collection bought a
mule and directed that it be carried
to his place and put in a barn. The
animal was delivered, hut was in Mr.
Cannc n's absence put in an old, dis?
carded barn. Seventeen days later
Mr. Cannon, after inquiring into the
delinquency of the party in deliver?
ing the animal according to contract,
dioovered the starving animal. Feed
and water Were administered in hom?
eoparhic rations at first and then in?
creased and the animal is now regain
in s his strength.
The statement is being attributed to
Governor Wilson that he "does not
eare a rap for either West Point or
Annapolis, that he does not desire the
presence of the cadets ami midship?
men in the inaugural parade, but that
those of the Virginia Military Insti?
tute should he there."
That is all rot. President-elect Wil?
son has given utterance to no such
?taternent ?A ugusta Chronicle.
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