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SECRETARY BABE ON THE SURPLUS.
Treasury's Chief Calls Attention
to Decrease of Expenditures.
Chicago, Sept. 30.-Secretary of the
Treasury Gage, who is staying a few
days at the home of his son in Evans?
ton before going to Colorado to spend
his vacation, said in regard to the
large sn rpi us in the treasury at pres?
"The prosperous condition of the
country must be most gratifying. The
decrease in the expenditures of the
government, however, is a salient fac?
tor in the increase in the surplus in
the last three months. From June 30,
"^"^1901, to September 28, the revenue
amounted to $136,000,000. The expen?
ditures during this time were ?121,
000,000. This left an excess of nearly
$15,000,000. During the same period
in 1900 the receipts were $139,000,000
and the expenditures the same. Of
course, the fact must be taken into
consideration that the revenue for the
last three months was under the lower?
ed schedule, so that the $136,000,000
receipts this year represeents a larger |
amount of business transacted than
daring the same time last year, when
the $139,000,000 was received.
"It was estimated that when the
present revised revenue law was put in
force, on July 1, that the revenue re
. ceipts from all sources would fall off
some $40,000,000 by reason of the re
- emotions made. If that had been real?
ized the receipts since that time would
have $7,500,000 less, or $128,500,000.
Notwithstanding the reduction in tax?
es, the receipts have diminished by
less than $3,000,000 from what they
were a year ago, while the expendi?
tures have decreased by over $17,000,
000 for the same period.
"Up to the present, however, the ac?
cumulation of money in the treasury,
which would be the natural effect at
this time, has been more than over?
come by the purchases of bonds in the
open market by the government. Dur?
ing the last three months there have
been bought bonds having a face value
of $19,500,000, for which over $24,000,
O00, was paid. The actual cash in the
treasury has thus been reduced, and
the present excess of revenues over ex?
penditures taken care of for the time
Strange Story From Canton.
Canton, Ohio, Sept. 29.-A strange
story comes from West Lawn Cemetery
tonight, where a company of regulars
from Fort Wayne, Michigan, are guard?
ing the vault in which the body of the
late President William McKinley lies.
It is to the effect that the guard on
duty on top of the vault fired a shot
\ at one man who refused to heed his
challenge, that the shot was diverted
by another man, who appeared from
another direction, and that an effort
was made to stab the guard. Military
regulations prevent either the officers
or the men of the post from being
quoted on any matter connected with
their services, and for this reason
Capt. Biddle, who is in command, was
obliged to decline to be quoted at the
camp tonight He will make a full
report to his superiors at once.
Reliable authorities made the fol?
lowing statement :
"Private Deprend was on guard duty
on top of the vault at a point com?
manding the entrance below and the
approach from the rear. Shortly be?
fore 7.30 he saw what he took to be
the face of a man peering from behind
a tree about forty feet from his post.
He watched it for twenty minutes he
says, and at 7.45 saw the man hurry
to a tree ten feet nearer. He chal?
lenged the man to halt, but this was
not heeded and the fellow approached
nearer. Deprend levelled his gun and
aimed to shoot for effect, but just at
this instant another man, who came
towards him from the opposite side,
caught the gun, threw it up and the
bullet was spent in the air. This same
man struck Deprend on the right side
of the abdomen with a knife or other
sharp weapon, cutting an 'L' gash in
his overcoat an inch and a half long
each way and a small one in his
blouse. The flesh was not broken, but
was bruised under the cuts in the
clothing. Deprend in the struggle
fell and. rolled down the side of the
vault. Lieut. Ashbridge, officer of
the day, was in front of the vault and
rushed to the top on hearing the shot,
"but the men made good their escape.
All members of the company on hear?
ing the shot hurried to the vault and,
besides searching the cemetery, the
guard was increased.
"Deprend is a recruit enlisted in
2iew York about four months ago. He
is said to be an excellent soldier and
to have a fine record with his officers.
He says the man who attacked him
was masked, but that the first one he
saw was not masked. He says the lat?
ter carried a white package in his
light hand and something glittered in
his left. Since the incident stories
have been told in camp of some incen?
diary conversations overheard in the
crowds that have visited the cemetery,
including one today alleging that some
stranger said :
"Lots of people would like to see this I
whole thing blown up."
There are seventy soldiers at the
cemetery, twenty of whom are con?
stantly on guard duty about the vault
A Daniel Come to Judgment.
If it is true that Judge O. W.
Buchanan will not offer for reelection
as judge of the judicial circuit over
which he presides at present, the law?
yers and interested citizens should
see to it that another candidate is in
the field, in addition to those already
mentioned. For, with ail due respect
to the gentlemen announced as candi?
dates, we do not think either of them is
well qualified for the position of judu'?'.
There is a good lawyer in thai circuit
who would make a good judge, but we
doubt if he could be induced to run.
This man is Joseph F.Rhame, of Man?
ning. He is a thorough lawyer, a
christian gentleman,and would certain?
ly grace the bench of South Carolina.
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Disaster tc Texas Cotton.
Austin, Texas, Oct. 3.-Agricultural
Commissioner Johns stated today that
in his opinion the Texas cotton crop
this year will fall short at least 800,
000 bales from the crop of last season.
It is estimated that the crop this year
will not exceed 2,335,000 bales, due to
the boll weevil and extensive drought
in parts of the State.
THE WAR IN PHILIPPINES.
The Process of Benevolent As?
similation a Tough Proposition.
Manila, Sept. 30.-Gen. Hughes,
from the Island of Samar, reports the
arrival of Sergeant Markley and one
private at Tannan (?) from the fight at
Balangiga, where over 40 men of Com?
pany C, Ninth infantry, were killed
by insurgents, who attacked the troops
while at breakfast Saturday. The
men who have reached Tannan say that
the officers of the company, who were
at first reported to have escaped, were
killed with the majority of the com?
pany. The troops were attacked, while
unprepared,;.by 400 Bolomen, of whom
the Americans killed about 140. Many
of the soldiers were killed in their
quarters before they had time to grasp
Gen. Hughes is going to the scene
of the disaster and will personally
command the troops.
A new branch of the Katipunan has
been discovered at Tarlac, capital of
the province of that name. The object
of the society is the slaughter of the
whites. Marcelino Manville, presi?
dent of Banoang, is the chief of the ?
new branch, which includes numbers
of the native constabulary, who were
recently armed. One policeman ad?
mits that he was taxed a dollar and
was ordered to make bolos. A regu?
lar collection has been made by the or?
ganization from the natives, either by
persuasion or threats, and an uprising
had been planned for an early date.
The conditions in Tayants (Taya
bas?) and Batangas are not reassur?
ing. The worst form of guerilla war?
fare prevails there. The insurgent
forces are distributed, under cover,
along every road and trail, and wait
for travelers in ambush. The insur?
gent leader, Caballos, who formerly
belonged to Gen. Cailles' command,
but who refused to surrender with
Cailles, is retreating to the mountains.
The main forces of the insurgents are
scattered in bands over the province,
where they dig up rifles when there is
an opportunity to use them.
Higher Wages in Fali River.
Fall River, Mass., Oct. a-The exe?
cutive council of the National Federa?
tion of Tetxile Operatives met in this
city this afternoon to discuss the action
of the local council on the wage ques?
tion. It was unanimously voted to
endorse any action taken by the local
council in the matter. It was voted to
levy an assessment on all the local
unions in the Federation, to be applied
to the aid of the local union in its
coming fight with the manufacturers.
It was also voted to leave the matter of
a strike entirely in the hands of the
Representatives of the operatives
declare that a strike is inevitable un?
less the manufacturers post notices of
the advance in wages before the opera?
tives leave the mills on Saturday.
Boers Attack British Garrison.
Durham, Sept. 30.-A force of
1,500 Boers, commanded by Gen.
Botha, made an attack, which lasted
all day long Sept. 26, on Portitala on
the border of Zululand. The burghers
were finally repulsed but at a heavy
cost to the garrison, whose losses were
an officer and 15 men killed and 5 offi?
cers and 38 men wounded. In addi?
tion 63 men are missing, of which
number many are believed to have been
killed or wounded.- The Boer Com?
mandant Opporman and 19 burghers
are known to have been killed.
Ladysmith, Sept. 30.-The British
success at Fort Itala is now known to
have been greater than was at first re?
ported. Two hundred Boers were kill?
ed and more than 300 were wounded
A Roosevelt Anecdote.
One of the officials of the Southern
Inter-State Fair in Atlanta, who
knows President Theodore Roosevelt
very well, was talking the other day of
the personal characteristics of the man
who so tragically came to be the chief
of this nation.
"We intended to bring Mr. Roose?
velt to the Fair in Atlanta at its
opening about October 9th," he said,
"but the assassination of President
McKinley made this impossible." He
paused a moment. 4 4 You know, ' '
he continued, "I used to know Mr.
Roosevelt very well, long before he had
political aspirations, and in those days
there were many humorous stories told
of him. One of these, the best I
think, was a poker story.
"It seems according to this that Mr.
Roosevelt indulged occasionally in the
fascinating game of poker. *I don't
vouch for this. It seems he was sit?
ting in a gentleman's game out West.
There were five men at the table,
among them one man who had only
one eye. After playing a short while
Mr. Roosevelt noticed something queer
about the playing of the one-eyed
stranger. It resembled cheating. "He
controlled himself for a short while to
be absolutely certain of what he sus?
pected, then his ire rose rapidly.
44 'Gentlemen.' he said, as he rose
from the table, 'I dislike very much to
accuse any one at this table of cheat?
ing, but there has been cheating, be?
cause I have seen it I won't call any
names, but it will have to stop. If
the man who is cheating doesn't play
a straight game, 1*11 knock his other
eye out. '
"It is very rarely that Mr. Roose?
velt drops a hint," the Fair official
continued, **but when he does ir is
noticeable. That's the kind of Presi?
dent he will make, I think.
A report submitted to the interna?
tional ecumenical conierenc of the
Methodist Church shows that there
are 24,899,361 adherents of the Meth?
odist faith. In the western section
there are 6,237,361 actual church mem?
bers and in the eastern 1,221,824. The
total valuation of the church property
throughout the world is ?60,000,000.
There are 89,087 churches and 48,.334
ministers. The estimated increase in
adherents of the Methodist faith in
the last decade is 2,536,93S. ???^0??
_W*e Tum Dutt...*.
Days Imto Mw$y Ornes
By bringing forth the good things and
telling you about them here.
Hardly a day passes but'something that is
good and at the same time cheap, comes to light.
THESE COME TO LIGHT TODAY;
This is oar long snit, and we unhesitatingly say that DO eucb vaiues have
heretofore been seen in this market, either as to prices or the wide range of
Taffetss, Epingles and Pean de Soie are the proper things in Silks-bet
don't bay one which hasn't the warrant to wear woven in the selvedge of
every yard-we have them
Thibet* Ladies' Cloths, Prunelles, Venetians, Poplins and Peau de Crepes
are the newest fabrics for mourning costumes We have made a special
effort in this Department this season.
DOMESTICS AND LINENS.
1 case 36 inch Percales to be sold at 5c-cheaper than Calico.
2 bales 36 inch Sea Island at 5c-this is the regalar 6?c quality. Have
one cheaper yet
Fruit of the Loom, Tull 36 inch wide at 7c
50 inch single bed Bleached Sheetings at 15 cents
81 inch double bed Bleached Sheetings at 18 cents.
70 inch Damask, warranted strictly all liuen, 50 cents
Ail Linen Towels same prices as half linen found elsewhere.
Elegant line from which to make a selection Beautifully tailored, war?
ranted to fit Price range extending from $5 to $25.
CLOAKS for Ladies and Children.
Here is the most favorable opportunity to get posted in these pretty gar?
ments as to style and cost. Oar various lines are now on exhibition, and
we are always pleased to show them
The ' Little Giant" Shoes for Children, and 1 Drew Selby & Co's". Val
DuttenbofFer'' and "American Girl" Shoes for Ladies are our four winners.
Our offer to give a new pair for any not giving entire satisfaction holde
ter l??*y Iwoods i o.
Proprietors of Sumter's Leading Dressmaking
Establishment and Agts for Standard Patterns.
Few persons have any conception of the magnitude of
our business along this particular line, and we hesitate to
state the quantity we handle, fearing we might be accused
of exaggeration j but we are not overestimating the amount
when we say that our sales for the past year have fallen
little short of
49000 Barrels !
This is a record of which a wholesale grocer might well
be proud; but while we sell a good many dealers we do
not make a specialty of the wholesale business, our aim
being to buy in such quantities as to sell our patrons, the
consumers, their necessities as near
As it is possible to get. All our flour is bought from the
Millbauner Mills Co., of Philadelphia, and is manufac?
tured from the
LONG BERRY WHEAT !
For which the States of Pennsylvania and Maryland are famous
This mill has a baking test department connected with it, and ali of
its product is THOROUGHLY TEATED before shipping Every
barrel is branded A A L , which means: A M TI ADULTERATION
LEAGUE This League was iormed four years ago when Mr Leiter
cornered the wheat market and put the price of flour beyond the
reach of people of moderate means Unscrupulous millers began
the adulteration of their nour by mixing large quantities of clay,
chalk, and any other substance which would mix with it, in order to
cheapen the price, but
INCREASED DOCTOR'S BILLS,
As many a family contracted such cases of indigestion
then that they have not recovered from it.
We heard some people say. ''You could not make it
rise with a jackscrew." The formation of this League
was therefore a protection to people who wanted pure
flour. It is a bonded organization and each member
brands their flour, as the above named. While these goods
have no superior as to quality, they are not any higher
than the average product of Western mills. We are selling
; FULL PATENT AT $4.50.
HALF PATENT AT $4.00.
AND A GOOD FAMILY AT $3.25.
We believe our Kaii Patent will give as good results as most of the Wes
tern Fu!l Patents ami some people have been candid enough to teil us thar,
the}' preferred it We will be pleased to send saoples (enough for a bak j
ing, providing the family is not too ?urge) upon application Based upon
the present market we will deliver this flour in lots of five barrels or more
at aoy point in the county, at above figures We know that no family
cares to buy as much as five barrels of flour, but two, three, fonr or five
can combine, and have it consigned to one of their number, and divide it I
among them By this means you eau save the local freignt, which usually
amounts to 25c per barrel We have written so much about flour that we
fear you will get the impression we do not handle anything else, but you
know us too well for that.
O'Donnell & Company.
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i\w AWD BEST OF AMERICAS ?
THE GREATEST, GRANDEST AND BEST OP
America's Big Tented Enterprises !
Three Rings, Half-Mile Track, 1000 Features,
100 Phenomenal Acts, 25 Clowns, 20 Hurricane Haces. \
Trains, 10 Acres Canvas, 10,000 Seats, 1,500 Employed, 6
Bands, 50 Cages, Droves of Camels, 15 Open Dens, Herds of
Elephants, $1,000 Daily Expenses.
MUSEUM; MENAGERIE AND ROYAL ROMAN HIPPODROME,
Tbe greatest performers in the known world are with the Great Wallace
Shows this season, including the
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The 7 STIRKS-Bicycle and Skating Experts,
The IO DELLAMEADS, Statuary Artists.
Mlle. Norada French, Mysterious Globe.
10 principal male and Female Equestrians. Leon and Singing
Mules. The Livingstons, Aerial Bar Extraordinary.
THE SISTERS VORTEX. TRIPLE REVOLVING TRAPEZE
?ur Street Parade
At 10 a m daily, is the finest ever paton the streets A Sunburst of
Splendor A Triumph of Art. Money and Good Taste, with lavish luxary
of spectacular effect, and greatest professional features conceivable.
Excursions run on every line of travel. No gambling devices tolerated
Never Divides. Never Disappoints.