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?TOST LETT El 18 FROM OUR SPE? CIAL CORRESPONDENT*!. mm of Interest From all Parts of sumtrr ami Adjoining Countlca. flOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. Mall your lattsrs so that they will #wach this office not later than Mon? day when intended for Wednesday's taper and not later than Thursday 4a* Saturday's lasue. This, of course, applies only to regular correapond eace. In oaae of Itema of in usual atrws value, eand In immediately by aaail. telephone or telegraph. Such eewa etorlee are acceptable up to the hear of going to press. Wednesday's papsr la printed Tuesday afternoon and Saturday's paper Friday after MAX. I Max. Feb. 11.?Rev. B. K. Truluck Conducted the funeral services last Saturday at the family burial irround two miles above Lake City, of Mr. John Rodgera who died at hla home In Olanta last Friday morning. Mr. R?dgen waa a aaw mill man. one Who attended to hla own business well and did not meddle with others' baelneaa. He will be greatly missed. Rev L. L. Langst on preached at Bethel last Saturday la the absence of the pastor. County Superintendent of Educa? tion Cain la In our midst today. Mr*. Junlua Ptnkly. of Hymon j, ?tatted relatives near Bethel and in Otnntn last week. Mtaa Annie Brocklnton. teacher at Frlendfteld. vlatted her parents Sat? urday and Sunday. There have been more forest Area about here, the result of carelessness ?f trash burner*. Mrs. J. C. Truluck, who has been critically 111, Is slowly improving. Mr. Qeo. Ham and Mias Maud Smith were married last Sunday af? ternoon by Rev. B. K. Truluck. Oata are looking shabby. STATEBTJRO. Stateburg, Feb. 13.?Mrs. Screven Moore la spending some time With friends In Charleston. Miss Sadie Flud has gone to Hen deraonvllle. N. C. to vlalt her slater, Mrs. C. L. Boyte. Mr. Frean Mellett and his family, who have been residents of this neigh? borhood lor the past several years, have moved to Chadhourn. N. C. which place they expect to make their future home. Mr. John CaMwell, of Portsmouth. Va.. la vkdtlng his mother, Mrs. James Caldwell. Dr. Matt Moore la spending a few days "In the city by the sea." The many frl<nds of Mr. A. M. Lee are glad to henr that he la getting on nicely and hope that he will soon be able to return home. Mr. Hall Ramsey spent Sunday with his parentis. Mr. and Mrs S. F. Ramsey. Blahop a A. Ouerry will hold di? vine eervice at the Church of the Holy Crose. on Wedneaday morning, February lath, it 11:30 o'clock. On Friday It began raining early In the morning and poured continuously during the day. being by far the heav? iest rain we have had In several weeka This was followed on Satur? day by a very high wind, resulting In freealng weather again today. SM ITH V ILLS. Smlthvllle, Feb. 14.?Farm work Is at a standstill. Very little cun be done, aa the ground Is wet and frozen. We are vlshlng for spring weather. We are so tired of these freezing, bit? ing winds with their colda and la ?Tippe. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Robertson and little son have l*en quite sick. They are now convalescent. Miea Abble Hatfleld Is visiting Miss Ballte Robertson. Miss Mallle Weldon and Mrs. Rob IfcCutcheon spent Tuesday afternoon with Miss Colsey Robertson. Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Robertson and children spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives at Beulah. Mrs. Tom Orler and Mrs. Henry Ar ranta spent one day last week with Mrs. S. Robertson. Messrs. J. u. and Charlie Shiver and C. M. Dunlap spent last Saturday In Camden. Hauling fertiliser la In progress now. About the sume amount will bs need as that of last year. Miss Daisy Brown la visiting her eteter, Mrs. W. N. Dunlap. Charles S. May, former city c erk of Rock Hill, now serving a Jail ler - fence of three years for defaulting, is la a serious condition of health. He pleaded guilty when arraigned in ?ourt at Yorkvllle, although he might have fought the ease In the courts for years. It having been brought to the at? tention of Oov. Ansel that May had had a hemorrhage from the lungs and and Is In a weak physical condition, the governor ordered that May be given a parole of six months and he brought to the tuberculosis hospital at the State prison. Oov. Ansel will be given reports at regular periods as to May a health. CORN EXPOSITION. , | MUCH INTUHH TAKK> IX EX? HIBITION IX COLUMBIA IX FALL. l4trgo I*rl*eH Offered?Southern Stairs Show Doxirc to Cooperatc i" Making it a Kiuvcm*. The corn exposition will mean much to Columbia and South Caro? lina. The plans for the exposition are being perfected and $5,000 in prizes will be given. The legislature will give $1,000 provided an addition? al $4,000 is secured. A committee Is now working on the plana for the prizes. The exposition will not only be a State-wide affair, but every State in the South will be asked to participate. Within the past several years there has been a marked development in the production of corn in the South and the exposition will be held to show what has been done to encour? age the farmers for the future. The United States departrt ant of agri? culture will assist in tvery way in making the exposition * success. Oov. Ansel thinks thnt the exposi? tion is a most excellen- plan for the Improvement of farm conditions in the State and South. The exposition also has the endorsement of the South Carolina Live Stock association, the Corn Breeders' association, and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and many business men. All farmers in South Carolina and the other States of the South who grow corn are invited to send their exhibits. The exhibits of the Corn Breeders' association, the Boys' corn club of the State, will be shown. Every corn grower entering exhibits will have a chance at the different prizes. Several corn experts will at? tend the exposition and corn Insti? tute will bo In progress at the same time and lectures will be given on corn growing, breeding and cultivat? ion. The corn crop of last year was 8, 000,000 bushels greater than in 1908. This incresase went on the market at approtlmately $8,000,000. Commiss? ioner Watson In his annual report has the following to say concerning the corn crop of the State. "The United States government figures of November 1 on corn crop alone, which only three years ago amounted In bushels to only about 17,500,000, was Increased in 1907 by over 6,000,000 bushels, and again In 1908 by about 3,500,000, being in that year 29,229,000. This year the corn crop Is already 37,041,000 bush? els, and 88 per cent, in quality, a quality nearly 4 per cent above that for the United States, and only a little less than the Tilghest average,' which is 88.8 per cent, for the North Central Stains, east of the Mississippi. This is an actual Increase in one year of practically 8,000,000 bushels, and nearly 20,000,000 in four years. And it has been the direct result of the Introdutic-.i of proper cultural methods and agitation by the feder? al and State governments in cooper? ation. But those figures, as strong as they are, and as indicative as they are of the capabilities of the soil and climate conditions, don't tell the! who'e of the significant story. In all the strictly South Atlantic States the 1909 corn crop shows an increase of only 13.154.200 bushels, and of this total the smallest State of them all shows 8,000,000 bushels, only 5. 000,000 representing all others. In the year also South Carolina shows 8.000,000 of the 98,665.000 bushels in? crease shown in the nation's crop, or a little over l-12th. The real signi? ficance comes In the Increase yield per acre. In the whole United States there was a decrease between 1908 and 1909 of .8 of a bushel per acre. In the Soujh Central States a de cnease of 4.6 bushels; and in the North Central States, west of the Mississippi, a decrease of .8 of a bushel. In the North Central States wiest of the Mississippi, there was an Increase of 4.5 bushels per acre, and in the South Atlantic States of .1 of a bushel. In South Carolina the In? crease WR8 2.6 bushels per acre over 1908, and practically six bushels per acre over her 10-year average yield per acre. The work of increasing the corn yield per acre has, too, only Just gotten under full sway. Farm demonstration work was begun only three years ago, and not a farm un? der that work has shown a yield of less than 30 bushel*; this year they are running from 35 to 130 bushels, and one 18-year-old boy has record ed, under official Inspection, a yield of one acre of 153 1-2 bushels."? The State. Clarence White, who was Inlured by a ('. & W. C. train, near Laurens several days ago, is d?>ad from the injuries. The barn and stables of F. If, Brock at Honen Path wero destroyed lv flr?>. Two horses were cornum ?I In a short time the hens are a^ain exprrted t<? l>e contributing to next year's supply of cold-storage eggs.? Indianapolis News. ADJOURNS THIS WEEK. LEGISLATURE WORKING TO THAT PROGRAMME. Large Bfamber <>f Uncontented uuis Paeeed?Mr. Foster's Washecwom? ?11 Ulli Causes Mirth?Other Mat? ters. Columbia, Feb. 11.?The closing week of the general assembly (that is If nothing happens to mar the pro? gram) opens with a rush to pet through. The senate finance com? mittee has the appropriation bill; the supply bill, county government and magistrates bills are all through the house, and these latter will consume little of the time of the senate. The bulk of local legislation Is through and the members are anxious to get rid^ of everything else that can de? tain them, anfl while there are many measures on the calendar that would make good laws on the statute books, there are many that need never have I taken up the time of the engrossing I department, and rather than run the I chances of getting something on the J books that ought not to be there, the ! general assembly will stop the mill I to prevent things that ought not to I be there. They will take no chances I while their Inclinations lean the short J way out of the difficulty. A bill that has provoked a great I deal of mirth In a very ordinarily j grave and earnest body, was the bill r passed Saturday, by Mr. Foster, to I make It a misdemeanor for a wa3h I erwoman to wear any of her patron?' I c'othes. It passed and may become J a law on the statute books. Nobody j saw any reason to oppose its passage, j though one objection could have I held It up. The washerwomen of the I country have no lobby at the State I House and probably did not know J that their time honored prerogatives I were being endangered. No voije I was raised and the washerwomen of j the country must quit wearing the I clothes put in their trust to Sunday j school. To this might well be adde^ j cooks carrying home rations from J their employer's pantries. The viciousness of "uncontented leg J islation" was manifested in a num I ber of bills that went through on Sat I urday. That legislative dodge is In I tended to aid local interests in the I general grind of the house, but many J serious propositions, propositions well j 'onded with legal dynamite masquer 1 ado under that head and get on the J statute books to everybody's surprise. I 1l Is a privilege abused, which may I he plainly seen when one recogni/.es I the fact that every case that is lost I 'n courts in the State is mire than I apt to be productive of a bill in the I leglslatui a, especially if the losing I attorney Is a member of the general j assembly, and that member thinks I that the safety of the ship of state I depends on his maneuvering that bill I through. I The session just ending has been noted for the entertainments given to the members. All of the State insti? tutions except the penitentiary, deaf, dumb and blind institute and the negro college have entertained the general assembly. All of the col? leges have had that honor, and the visits have been delightful and proflt I able. The members of the general assembly know something of the State institutions now, even the ajy I lum has been officially visited Vy the body of the general assembly. The reformatory at Florence hopes for its Inning next year. Aside from these receptions' there have been other functions given for the legislature that have been very delightful as well as beneficial. The governor's reception Is an annual event, but It Is always one of the most delightful of the session. It wa? particularly pleasant this year. The reception at the Soldiers' Home was a charming, Informal event which was particularly pleasant. The Daughters of the Confederacy had that in charge and they always do everything well. The reception ten? dered by the chamber of commerce of Cob mtna. was strictly a stag party, but it was a mighty interesting one, and served to put Columbia and her business men and the representatives of the State a great deal closer to each other In interests. Another side of the society life of the session has been the number of brides who have honored the vener? able walls of the State House with their presence. There were four brides of members of the house: Mrs. I). T>. MoColl, <?f Hennettsville. who was Miss Sheppard. of Kdgefleld, the daughter of Gov. Sheppard; Mrs. EC. 1 . Smith, of Anderson, who was Mis^ Lillian Fant, of Weatherford, Texas, but formerly of Anderson. Mrs. D. B, Daniels, of Saluda, who was the much beloved Miss Mary T. Xance, of Ijaurens. Mrs. John Porter Hol lis, of Hock Hill, who was Miss Mary Walker, of Yorkvllle. Two of the gentlemen who have a great deal to do with legislation, though not mem? bers. Messrs. DePaM and Harris, clerks of the ways and moans and tiie Judiciary committee, have also Joined the ranks of the benedicts, and their brides were welcomed ad dltlons to the legislative circle this winter. There seems to be little likelihood of any of the liquor propositions on the calendar going through or even receiving serious consideration. The house bill that caused so many heart aches, slumbers peacefully near the foot of the senate calendar with an unfavorable report on It. The great question will be thrown out to the people on the Btal ? again this sum? mer in the elections that are to he eld for the different offices and will result again in (tending many "one idea" men to the legislature to play ucks and drakes with serious legis ation just because they stand in a certain attitude towards the sale of liquor that pleases the majority of the voters of their respective dis? trict!. The vote will be taken on the in ome tax amendment this week, and that will be the most important mat? ter on the program for it will mark either the entry into a new era In government for the United States, or the refusal to do so, for, as shown in this correspondence, the rest of the country waits on South Carolina. A special effort will be made to have the food inspection law passed this year, If the matter Is ever brought before the house, there will be strong enough arguments pre? sented to prompt general support, but it to hard to get it up. Mr. Dan? iel tried to get it up last week, but "debate adjourned" bills had the right of way over him, and though his bill is a "special order" it had to be passed over. The number of spe? cial orders on the calendar would make a pretty good calendar in themselves, the mileage till is one of them, and it does not seem to be likely that it will be pressed. The sentiment of the house has changed and the lobby is absent and a spirit of fairness to railroads and corpora? tions seems to be kindling in place of the former one to bear just as hard on them as possible. Col. Cosgrove's highway bond issue bill is one of the special orders and many another good proposition that will never be even reached thi3 year. What does not get through the house very early this week, unless it be a senate bill, will be continued at one fell swoop. TO CUKE CANCER BY INOCULA? TION. Yew York Physician Has Cured Bats And Believes He Can Save Lives Of Human Beings. Albany, N. Y., Feb. 13.-T-A strong hope of curing cancer, or at least greatly amelic rating the condition of cancer patienis by means of Inocula? tion, is held out in the report of Harry R. Gaylord, director of the cancer laboratory of the State de? partment of health at Buffalo. This hope i3 based on extended experi? mentation during the past year In the inoculation or vaccination of va? rious animals, mainly rats, with the ?ancer virus. "It appears," says the report, "that where the resistance of the animal Is not sufficiently awakened by one in? oculation of the tumor this reslst ence can be heightened by repeated doses and, in a considerable propor? tion of cases, immunity can be rais? ed to a point which will bring about a cure. "It Is needless ?o point out that this process of repeated vaccination. w!llch has cured in the proportion of 25 to 40 in the case of rats, might well be applied to those cases of late cancer in human being in which surgery has nothing to offer and the outlook is hopeless. "As we strongly urged the legisla? ture in previous reports, the t'me has come when v e should begin ex? perimentation with human beings. Funds sufficient to enable us to main? tain 10 patients, is the least amount which can be of value If this work is to be undertaken." Statistics are given to how that cancer continues to increase. The reports say that in the United State3 it has increased from nine per 10,000 population in 1850 to 43 in 1900, an average of about 65 in 1901 and an average of more than 7 0 in 1906. COTTON SSOCIATION FORMED. Organisation Designed to Bring Grower .and .Manufacturer To? gether is Inaugurated in Georgia. Atlanta. Ga.. Feb. 10.?The Na? tional Cotton and Cotton Products association, designed to bring togeth? er in one organization the varied cotton interests, was organised here today. A committee was named to consider the advisability of holding annually in some Southern city a cotton exposition. Farmers, manu? facturers, railway representative and prominent educators were present at today's meeting. A. M. Bottle, president of the Geor? gia Agricultural college, was elected president; Charles S. Barrett, presi? dent of the National Farmers' Union, vice president; G. S. Weaver, of At? lanta, secretary, and Mayor Maddox of Atlanta. treasurer. State vice presidents also were elected. GOSSIP FROM COLUMBIA. LAW-MAKERS GETTING READY TO ADJOURN. Many Important Matters Will Not Be Considered?Chat About the Av" - Inm Whitewash?Bond Is-.. Growing Popular. Columbia, Feb. 12.?The inner ' aembly is hurrying on to H's close, e first step iti that direction waj ken In the house ysterday when it as decided to cut down the speech I five minutes. This m.uns that the me for long winded arguments is past and whoever has something t - say must say it and .cit down. The asylum matter took up more time than any proposition before the a - sembly this session, and it was one proposition which called for speak ng. Not a great many members had been able to make up their minds what to do, certainly few except those who could give no reason for their po ition except a prejudice. The argu? ments were certainly listened to with great deal of Interest, and many men made up their minds in the course of the debate. There are still a great many bills f wide genera] interest on the cal ndar, the majority of which will be eft there when the session ends, for he majority of the house are going to be very unwilling to stay longer than next week, and the majority of the senate seems to be in pretty much the same way of thinking. The in? come tax amendment to the constitu? tion remains to be disposed of, but many of the members declare that they are not going* to hold over a single day to consider something that belongs to the United States when their crops and business or family in? terests demand their presence at home. The mileage bill will probably not take much time. What the senate has done for that proposition will wilt the bud in the house. For one thing it is to be noted very strongly that there is not the lobby in the State House this year working to se? cure its passage that was to be noted last yar. In fact, there are interested men here this year who are outspok? en against it. The freak that cam^ over to the house from the senate that runs about over the paper and goes back in at the same hole where It came out, will hardly pass the house, and Mr. M. L. Smith has not yet shown any determination to push the bill that h* introduced. One matter that will cause a fight on the floor of the house is to be found In the proposed amendments to the high school law. The new bill which is sought to relieve some of the troubles of the old act, will be bitterly fought by the representatives interested in "he towns that have been getting aid under the bill con? trary to its spirit and purpose, which was the aid of the rural schools, be? cause the State could best realize a benefit from that sort of expenditure, which expenditures in the towns would not realize. The bill as intro? duced by Mr. McColl provides that high schools may be aided in any towns of the State as well as rural districts where the provisions are complied with. The committee oh education changed those provisions materially. Last year the bill would have been killed but for the definite promise to restrict it to the rural dis? tricts, which purpose was defeated horribly In the committee of fre? conference, where the limit was raised. There will be a merry fight on it when It comes up, the towns do not want to give up the aid they are getting, and to defeat the bills meant) that things will be left as they are. which will give aid to many towns that will poll a large vote In the next election, and it is the custom of vot? ers to vote for a man who pleases them in some particular rather than a man who acts from a principle of rlgat. The report of the inspector shows, however, that there is a demand in four counties for aid under the pro? visions of the act where it cannot be given because the quota for the county has been used up by the schools In the towns, and the rural districts must wait, or the limit must be raised, which also, the committee 1 refused to allow. The vote on the asylum bond issue was very much of a surprise, it was nearly three to ar<| did nj- in? dicate that the membori of the ho ,s< discredited the representations of the majority of the Investigating com? mittee, but rather that they felt as? sured that the relief could be had without so radical a step. It has been stated with positiv? ness that the present board of regents will relieve the congestion by returning to the counties those who are not In tin in f.itutlon of necesetti The counllee must arrange to take care of the feeble minded and idiots who are not dangerous to aoclety. The regents will nol be rebuked or censured by the aaaembly but there is a general feling that they ought to resign and a more aotlve board appointed which Will work the reforms needed. It Is understood, also that the elder mem? bers of the board will give way soon to new ones, for their terms expire very soon. Bond i?sues are growing very pop i,;ar, how}\er, as may be seen from the number of bills leading in that direction, 1 rods for rural schools have been so common as to alarm the cMr.plnlkr ptus'Kt, all town aid eitifs are coming in under the same amendment that gave to Florence, Georgetown and Bock Hill the right to IncreajM their bonded indebted? ness, two or three towns and cities isle lor that right every year. Xow <jome3 a proposition from the Pled mont to change the constitution so f ir as to allow townships in Green? wood county to vote bonds to aid a new railroad proposed up there. Bonding communities is so very easy a way to get money and nobody has been burned in so long a time that n nv nobody is afraid of them. When he constitution was framed the sores on several counties and townships were raw, but they have been healed over by kindly Father Time. STATE TAX LEVY. H?cker Has a Bill to Reduce It?It Bill Passes the Ltvy Will Be One Mill I/nver Than tagt Year. Columbia, Feb. 12.?Chairman of the ways and means committee has a bill on the calendar providing for the return of the money received from the old State dispensary into the general State treasury. He says that if the bill passes the levy in? stead of being made 5 3-4 mills, as was done by the house, the figures can be changed to 4 3-4 mills, a mill less than last year. Mr. Rucker, who is a lawyer, and other legal talent have carefully con? sidered the matter and have agreed that there is nothing to prevent it, the constitution providing that the "net annual profits' be devoted to the school fund. This sum is in no sense "net annual profit" and may be therefore put in the State treasury and appropriated as needed. It would save a big slice of taxes if adopted. The bill has passed the house with? out a d'.osenting vote and is now in the senate. FIRE IX M AY ES V1LLE. House Occupied bj J. L. Watfowl Burned. Mayesville, Feb. 11.?Fire destroy? ed the home of J. L. Watford this morning about 1:30. The family was awakened by a neighbor after the back of the house was in flames. The house was competely destroyed and the house of J. F. Anderson, next door, came near being burned. The wind was blowing across the street In the direction of the new school building and this probably saved ad? joining property. The school build? ing was not damaged. Mr. Watford lost his kitchen furniture, but saved nearly all of his other household ef? fects. The residence was one of the old? est in town and was owned by T. L. Kahn. The loss is partially covered by insurance. Mr. Kahn soon will build a hand? some modern residence on the site of the burned building. The origin of the fire Is unknown. The flames were discovered in the rear of the house. Another serious fire was threaten? ed last night when the boys' dormi? tory of ihe Mayesville Educational and Industrial Institute (negro) caught on fire, but the flames were extinguished by the students. Dr. Cook at Chilian Port. Valdlvia, Jhile, Feb. 13.?Dr. Fred? erick A. Cook, the explorer, and his" wife arrived here on board the Ger? man steamer Osiris, having taken a cabin at Montevideo. Dr. Cook trav? eled under the name of T. Craig. He and his wife sailed North today. He declined to be interviewed. The steamer Osiris sailed from Hamburg January 1 and from Ant? werp January 8 fo- Callao. Presum? ably she touched at Montevideo, where the Cooks are said to have boarded her, but her call there ha3 not been reported. NOTICE. Tnder and by virtue of the Execu? tions of the Court of Magistrate for Bumter County, in the State of South Carolina, in the cases of Ryttenberg and Company against S. C. Truesdale, and George D. Shore and Brother. Inc.. against S. C. Truesdale. (six cases) I will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, in front of the store of the said S. C. Truesdale, lo? cated on Main Street in the Town of Mayesville, County and State afore? said, on the 2T>th lay of February, 1910. being Friday, during the hours of 11 o'clock a. m. and 3 o'clock p. m.. the following described per? sonal property, to wit: All that stock of groceries, meats sad other article* of general meivha disc, located in the Store lately occupied by S. C. Truesdale. as a place of business, on Main Street in the Town of Mayes? ville. County and State aforesaid. Terms of sale. Cash. iSigned) R. H. ANDBR40N, Constable. 2-10-2t-ltaw.