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CUfcFUCTIN ti ATES.
Sumter Requests Charleston to Change
to Chaaga its Fail Festiva! Dates.
To the Editor of The State :
By order of the president of the
Sumter Pall Festival, I euclose yon
a copy of an "open letter" addressed
to Gea Y. Coleman, chairman of the
Charleston Fall Festival, in ricard to
conflict of dates of the Charleston
Fall Festival and the Sumter Fall
Festival, which I beg yon will publish
in your paper.
E. L Seardon,
Secretary Sumter Fall Festival. J
Sumter, Oct. 4, 1904.
To Geo. Y. Coleman,
Chairman Charleston Fall Festival,
Charleston, S. C.
Dear Sir: At a meeting of the exe
cutive committee of the Surr ter Fall
Festival, held' yesterday, the follow
ing resolutions were passed :
"Resolved, That the president of
the Sumter Fall Festival ho and is
hereby instructed to correspond wi
the officials of the Charleston Fall
Festival and endeavor to get them to
change the date of the Charleston
Fall Festival, so that the same will
not conflict with the Sumter Fall Fes
In compliance with the above resolu
tion, I beg to call yonr attention to
the raer that the dates as published for
the ^ Charleston Fall Festival from
Nov. 1st to 27tb, inclusive, cover the
same dates as published for i;he Sum
* ter Fall Fes ti va tlc Our committee
had been working up the Sumter Fall
Festival for some weeks prior to the
publishing of tho dates for the Char
leston Fall Festival, and ha va gone to
such au extent in advertising our fes
tival for Nov. 22nd to 25tb, inclusive,
that it will be impracticable at this
time to change said date. We do not
desire to conflict with the Charleston
Fall Festival, as we expect many vis
itors from Charleston dr ring our fes
tival, and would be glad a id expect
to contribute many visitors "to the
Charleston Fall Festival, as we have
always done, if the date of the same
can be changed so as not to conflict
with our festival. Inasmuch as we
were in the field first, both in the
selection of our date and in advertising
our festival, we think it bul; fair and
jost that you change your date and
tho* avoid a conflict.
R. F. Hayns worth, President.
E. L Reardon. Secretary.
A Most Celebrated Cass Ended.
He is Found Quilty of Having
Taken the Life of His Own
Special to The State.
Hampton, Oct. 6.-On Monday
^norning a trne bill for murder was
>found by the grand jury against Ben
"Bennett Arriving on the afternoon
.train from Columbia he was brought
into court and arraigned. The case
went to trial today with Solicitor
avis for the State and Senator E. F.
^Warren and W. J. Thomas, Esq.,
appearing for the defendatnt. The
jury retired at 7 p. m. md at 9 p.
m.. Judge King h and the court officers
and attorneys were sent for. A verdict
of guilty of manslaughter with re
commendation to the mercy of the
oort was received. Bennett will be
en teheed tomorrow morning.
The case was called up yesterday
under a motion made by h iii attorneys
to have the case continued to the next
term of the cart, Bennett having
been only arraignd and the usual
three days allowed him for prepara
His attorneys made earnest appeals
tb the court fer a continuance, bur
were opposed by a very clear and
strong argumeLt ia reply by Solicitor
Davis, who rehearsed the circum
stance connected with Bencett's case,
the conditions under which he had
been pardoned by Gov. McSw^eney,
when he was serving a life sentence
in tbe State penitentiary, and also
referred to a telegram which the soli
citor had just read from Attorney
Colding of Savannah, who had repre
sented Bennett during the ordeal of his
extradition from Georgia, to the
ffect, *'It was impos-nile to attend
conrt ia Hampton because he had to
be present at the supt em a court of
Attorneys Warren & Themas urged
the conrt to grant the continuance
because they had only been employed
this week. Judge King h rein sed the
motion. Bennett's case wit! be beard
This doubtless disposes of the Ben
Bennett case, as tue authorities seem,
Willing to let it re<t. lt is held that j (
the violation of his agreement not to
retrun to South Carolina ii: pardoned
nullified the pardon and that Le is
now subject to that formel' .sentence,
but it id not li se ly that lois point
will be pieced, LOW that Bennett has
again been coavicteri. Just so he is
in the penitentiary the actborities
will be tati&tied. The punishment fur
manslaughter is imprisonment not
exceeding 30 y?ars and nut less than
Peter Sells Dead.
Columbus, O., Oct. 5.-Peter Sells,
the well known showman, died to
night at his home here of apoplexy,
aged 55 years. He had been in the
show business since 1872. .
Washington, Ga, Oct. 5.-A pas
senger train on the Augusta-Southern
railroad ran into a burning trestle
near Mitchell, Ga., 59 miles from
Augusta, early today and one man
was killed and eight oilers injured.
The 60 foot trestle was entirely de
stroyed by the fire and the tender,
compartment car and two coaches also
"Two heads are bettor than one,"
but there is a much mismating of
business partners aa in matrimony.
In such instances the quickest road to
divorce is usually through a " Busi
ness Opportunity" advertisement.
"Pride-taxes9 are always self-impos
ed. Pride-taxes are the moneys you
lose by fearing about "what the
neighbors might say" if you rented
that spare-room, through a want ad.,
to a desirable lodger.
THE FALL FESTIVAL
j Committee Fixing Prizes and Arranging j
' The Executive committee of tue
Fail Festival met at 4 o'clock Monady
afternoon at the office of H. F. Wilson,
Esq. Present: E. F. Hanswortb,
President ; H. F. Wilson, Vice Presi- j
dent; E. . Reardon, Secretary and
the following chairmen of committees:
W. W. McKagen, Abe Ryttenberg,
G. E. Hayns worth, J. A. Schwerin,
J. H. Levy, Dr. J. A. Mood, J. L.
Alnut, W. S. Graham, L. I. Parrott,
A. B. Stuckey, D. J. Chandler, and
Mayor Geo. W. Dick. Minutes of
Oetober 3, 1904 were read.
Mr. J. H. Levy moved that
$15 be appropriated as a prize for the
best decorated doable team and $10 for
the Best decorated single team in the
floral parade, which motion prevailed
unanimously. On motion of Maj.
Wilson, Mr. J. H. Levy was elected
Chairman of the floral parade com
mittee. Mr. Levy immediately an
nounced the names of the following
gentlemen as members of the floral
parade committee : J. M. Knight,
Douglas China, C. L. Stn bbs, J. H.
Chandler, W. S. Jones, and Willie
W. S. Graham reported firemen's
tournament could be made a success if
held on Thanksigving day and that
/the committee was working hard to in
duce fire companies to come. It was
decided to have the great trades's dis
play on Wednesday night of festival
week. Dr. J. A. Mood also desired
automobile races held on Thanksgiv
ing Day. He suggested the following
First, race steam cars, 1 mile dash ;
first prize, $75.
Second prize, 325.
Second race gasoline cars S horse
powder and under 2% xuile dash ; first
Second prize, #50.
Cupid race, 2y mile dash; run l1^
miles, take lady in automobile and
run 1 mile ; first prize, .$100.
Free for all race 2^ mile3 dash ; -
first prize, $200.
Second prize, $50. Not less than
three entries to be made in any race.
J. H. Levy, chairman trades display
committee, said nearly every merchant
in Sumtr had promised to have floats
in the trades display. He reported
that the electric light and telephone
1 wires in some places, so low as to in
terfere with the parade and request
ed that City Council request the com
panies to put same up higher along
the line of parade.
L. L Parrott chairman fire works
committee reported correspondence
with firework's firms. v f
Chairmatn J. A. Schwerin ot* free
street attractions, asked that an ap
propriation for free street shows be
increased from $850 to $550.
Cheairman Abe Ryttenberg of ad
vertising committee said he was wait
ing on appropriations and prizes to be
settled ; and 8,000 fall festival buttons
porcrhased for fred distribution c : the
G. E. Haynsworth for fcot ball
committee, reported efforts to get the
A. &. M. .of North Carolina and Clem
son of South Carolina teams. He re
quested that his appropriation be in
! creased to $200 which was done, On
motion of J. L. Alnut the fall festi
val committee will confine its responsi
bility for foot ball expenses to the ap
propriation of $200 and that it be un
derstood that the foot ball "game is
not a free attraction but that the
teams and a committee are authorized *
to charge an admtsion fee.
Mr. J. L. Alnuth for transportation
committee reported correspondence
with railroads, for reduced passenger
and freight rates, and subscriptions
for Fall Festival and had requested
railroads to issue passes for four men
to travel and advertise fall festival.
Messrs. C. G. Rowland and J. T.
China were appointed members of the
D. J. Chandler chairman of decora
tion committee requested $15 for first
prze decorated residence and $10 for
second prize decorated residence and
$25 for the best decorated store. To
tal $50 prizes for decorations.
Appropriations for the vari
ous committees were discussed
but it was decided to await fur
ther report of the general finance com
mittee before completing appropria
tions and prizes.
Mr. W. W. McKagen was elected
official collector for all subscrptions to
the Fall Festival fund and was re
quested to begin work at once. On
motion of Dr. J A. Mood the com
mittee proceeded to fix the date for
the various attractions on the pro
gram. On motion of Mr. Schwerin a
committee of five was appointed to ar
range the program and dates for the
various attractions. T pe committee's
decision to be final. The chairman
appointed on the program committee
Dr. J. A. Mood, chairman, Abe Ryt
tenberg, J. H. Levy, D. J. Chandler
and A. B. Stuckey.
On motion of J. A. Schwerin the
president was instrcaed to appoint a
committee on Qneen of the Festival
voting contest. Maj. H. F. Wilson
read the following dates for the vari
ous attractions as suggested by Mr.
Abe Ryttenberg, which was referred
to the program committee:
Tuesday, Nov. 22, floral parade and
other parades, live stock show, horse
tournament and various street attrac
Wednesday, Nov. 2 , military prize
drill, grand trades display, free street
Thursday, Noy. 24, automobile
races, firemen's tou~lament, foot bail
games, free* street attractions.
Friday, Nov. 25, awarding of prizes,
fireworks, free street attractions and
This is only a partial list of the va
President Raynsworth stated that
he had written the chairman of the
Charleston, fall festival requesting
them to change their fall festival date,
so as not to conflict with the dates of
the Sumter festival, but had never re*
ceived a reply to his communication.
He had written an open letter to Mr.
J. Y. Colemap, Chairman of the
Charleston Fall Festival, and bad
sent copies of the letter io the
Charleston News and Courier and the
Columbia State for publication. The
Columbia State had published the
same, but the News ana Courier, he
wa3 informed, had never published
The committee adjourned to meet
Friday, Oct. 14, at 4 o'clock, at Maj.
E. I. Reardor, Sec.
BUTTLE OF MUKDEN HAS BEGUN.
London Papers Have Received
Confimation of Reports of
Beginning of Battle.
London, Oct. S.-Several papers
this morning received reports that the
battle at Mukden has began. The
reports have received some confirma
tion, but nothing is yet official.
Japs Captured Russian Merchant Ships.
Rome, Oct. 8.-The newspaper
Giornale Di Roma reoprts that Admiral
Kamimura's squadron while cruising
off Vladivostok, Thursday, captured
several Russian merchantmen.
London, Oct. 8.-The St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Exchange
Telegraph Company wires that tbe
Czar will today bid good bye to the
Baltic fleet, which will start for the
east at once.
Rome, Oct. 10.-The Giornale di
Roma has a dispatch from St. Pet
ersburg estimating that the Russian
casualties in the campaign so far have
been 93,000 killed, wounded and taken
prisoners. At Port Arthur and on
the iiiao Tung PeninscLa, the paper
says the losses have been fifteen thous
and, against first Japanese army ten
thousand. Kaimagn Tacchikao and
Haicheng six thonsand, at Liao Yang
twenty thousand, in addition to which
2,000 sailors have been drowned and
forty thonsand sailors and soldiers
?St. Petersburg, Oct. 10.-A dispatch
from Mukden says the Japanese are
falling back on Liaao Yang, which
the Russian's will in the end attack.
Rome, Oct. 10.-The newspaper
Mattines asserts that Port Arthur is
in far better condition than late re
port, indicated. There are at the port,
says thi^ ^per, ample stores to keep
the garr ^n, which now comprises
23,00o st -iiers and 16,000 sailors, for
St. Petersburg, Oct. 30.-Lieutenant
General Sakharoff in a dispatch this
morning confirms the press reports of
the occupation of Benaipudse by the
Russians and of the beginning of an
advance against the Japanese by the
Russian's under General Kuropatkin.
The Japanese retreated from Benai
pudse after a skirmish.
Mnkden, O ct.l 0.-An artillery bat
tle occurred Sunday, continuing
throughout the day. The Russian
center and left were engaged. The
Japanese retreated everywhere, press
ed by the Russians.
Turning of the Tide.
Loudon, Oct. ll.-Europe today lias
curiously divergent views of the an
nounced advance of Gen. Kuropatkin
from Mukden. The Russian's oppon
ents say the move is but a bluff in
order to forestall the impending Jap
anese advance; on the other band
there is a noteworthy growth of opin
ion that the world is about to see the
turning of the scale and that from
this on Russia will be a general winner
as the Japanese have been heretofore.
British military experts point out that
now for the first time since crossing
the Yalu Gen. Kuropatkin is contem
plating a battle without the possibility
of defeat or annihilation. Nothing
definite, however, is known as to the
maginatude the Russian success so
far, and the pro-Japanese element
cling to the belief that Marshall Oy
ma is merely luring the Russians on
Ressians Outnumber Japanese.
St. Petersburg, Oct. H.-The Gen
eral Staff reports that the Russian
front about Mukden is now contract
ed to thirty versts in length. The
Russian forces exceed the Japanese by
25,000 men they say.
Skirmishing in Close Quarters.
St Petersburg, Oct. ll.-(ieneral
Kuropatkin reports that the Russian
vanguard is now in contact with the
Japanese who are within gunshot.
The scouts are skirmishing alon? the
Successful Sortie at Port Arthur.
St. Petersburg, Oct. ll.-The Rus
sian forces at Port Arthur made a
sortie on Oct. 6th and reoccupied the
heights overlooking Tapke b3ye which
had previously been captured by the
Battle of Mukden Being Fought.
London, Oct. ll, 4 p. m.-A dis
patch from Tokio thi3 eveuing reports
that the Japanese gunboat Heyen
struck a mine near Port Arthur Sept.
18th and sank. Only four of the crew
were saved. Another dispatch from
Tokio says that a general engagement
was in progress near Mukden today.
Lexington, Ky. Oct. 10.-It is an
nounced that E. E. Smathers, the
well known turfman has consigned his
entire bunch of trotters to the Novem
ber sales of the Fasig-Fipton company
at Madison Square Garden, New York.
This decision means that Smathers is
practically quitting the light harness
sport. In the list of those to be sold
will be Major Delmar, the world's
champion trotting gelding.
Really star aerial performances pos
sess the most thrilling interest for
verbody, and in this branch of arenic
art the combined great Forepaugh
and Sells Brothers circuses are pre
eminently strong. They present an
unparalleled number of the greatest
and most venturesome and original
male and female mid-air trapezee, hor
izontal bar, floating ring, invisible
wire and funambnlisic expeerts, in
tbe strangest and most startling and
stupendous flights, dives, evolutions,
catches and combinations. They give
tbe town plenty to talk about as will
be shown here on October 26.
lt turns out that the report of the
death of George Shaw, from the
effects of a I low on the head which
was inflicted by Jethro Conyers, wa*
a fake. Shaw is still alive, and, if
the latest report is to be believed, is
in no immediate danger of death.
CONTEMPT OF COURT.
Supervisor Durant of Lee County Mus
Show Cause Why He Should Not be
Ruled for Contempt.
j The snit against the Lee county offi
cials to compel them to pay over the
money due Sumter county has taken
another turn. County Supervisor
Durant having faiied to pay over the
money as directed by Judge Purdy in
his order issued as the result of the
mandamus proceedings instituted by
County Attorney, L. D. Jennings,
an order has been issued by Judge
Purdy, on the motion of Mr. Jen
nings, requiring ,Supervisor Durant
to show cause on Saturday why he
should not be ruled for contempt of
J. T. Hay, Esq., of Camden who
represents Supervisor Durant of Lee
county has given notice of appeal
from the order cf Judge Purdy requir
ing Mr. Durant, to pay over the money
due Sumter county and be claims that
this notice of appeal serves as a stay
and Superviser Durant cannot be
required to pay over the money until
the appeal has been decided. Mr.
Jennings on the other hand takes the
ground that notice of appeal does not
set aside the order issued by Judge
Purdy pending the appeal, and that
Supervisor Durant having failed to
file a bond in the required form he is
liable to be ruled for contempt of
court for refusing to carry ont the
order of Judge Purdy.
DA LY MARKET REPORT.
Special by Ware & Leland's Private
NEW YORK COTTON.
Open. High. Low. Close*.
Jan. 10 25 10 SS 10 24 10 27
Feb. 10 30
March 10 33 10 47 10 32 10 30
April 10 36 10:36 10 36 10 38
Mav 10 38 10 50 10 37 10 40
June 10 52 10 52 10 45 10 46
Oct. 10 02 i 21 10 02 10 10
Nov. 10 17 10 17 10 17 10 15
Dec. 10 20 10 34 10 19 10 22
New York spots unchanged, middling
10.55, sales 955.
Total port receipts today 84,161,
vs. 90,236 last week, vs. 63,897 last
108 6- 109 3
108 1- 109 -
45 3- 45 6
45 - 45 2
47 6- 48 1
31 6- 31 4
29 4- 29 1
G. 40 6.45
6. On 6.65
The Columbia banks have formed a
clearing house association.
A savings bank with $10,000 capital
has been organized Jby negroes in Or
a u ge burg.
**TSE PRIDE OF TKITSTATE.
A Little -- for Progressive
Farmers--A Condensed Premium
List of the State Fair.
In the field crop department three
prizes are offered for all the principal
products of the farm. The first prize
ls $3.00; second, $2.00; third, $1.00;
the products to be shown in bushel
quantities. The list includes fifty
Varieties, which makes $300 offered
xor the sample bushels: besides, $35
are offered in two prizes for the largest
yields of corn on five acres, and $60 in
two prizes for the largest yields of
cotton on five acres.
The prizes in the horse department
are large, most of them being $20 for
the first prize, $10 for the second, and
$5 for the third. The classes embrace
thoroughbred, standard bred. South
Carolina raised, light draft, ponies
double and single harness, and saddle,
prizes for entries by ladies being of
fered In the last four classes. Prizes
are offered for mules of all ages, halter
led and in harness.
In the thoroughbred cattle depart
ment the prizes are as follows: Bull,
three years and over, $20, $10, and $5;
bull, two to three yeats, $12. $S, and
$5: bull, one to two years. $7, $5. and
$3; bull calf, under one year. $7, $5,
and $3: cows and heifers of same age
receive same prizes as the bulls. The
breeds included are Devons, Durhams
or Short Horns. Red Polled, Here
fords. Ayrshires, Jerseys, Guernseys,
The grades include the same breeds,
but no prizes are offered for male
grades. The prizes for females are as
follows: Cow. three years and over.
$12, $8. and $5, heifer, two to three
years, same as for cow: heifer, one to
two years. $7. $5, and $3: heifer calf,
under one year. $6. $4. and $2.
Sixty-seven dollars for each breed
are offered for all the standard breeds
One hundred and twenty dollars are
offered for each of the following
breeds of swine: Essex. Berkshire,
Poland China, Jersey Duroc. O. I. C.,
Victoria; and $45 in three prizes for
the heaviest hog raised in this State,
under one year old.
Nine dollars in prizes are offered for
each of the 148 principal breeds ol
poultry, and most liberal prizes are
given in household, fancy work, fine
art. and floral departments. Medals
and diplomas are given in the agri
cultural implement, vehicle, mechani
cal, chemical, and manufacturer's de
All exhibitors should remember
that the freight charges are paid or
al! these exhibits, free space or stalls
furnished, and every accommodation
possible given. The money value ol
the prize is often the least considera
tion to an exhibitor. The advertise
ment of his product, the pleasure ol
having the best in the State of its kind,
th*1 pieasur** of a friendly competition
with his brother farmer, all outvalue
the money consideration. At the same
time the prize money pays more thar
the rost of exhibiting, and a week's
stay in the capital of his State. Send
for a complete list and ask as many
questions as you wish. Secretary Love
at Columbia, will cheerfully comprj
with any request.
I Harmony Presbytery.
This body met on the 4th instant at
S j), m in the Presbyterian Chnrch in
Manning, S. C. and was opened with
a sermon by Rev. W. S. Porter of
Rev. W. J. McKay, D. D. was elect
ed moderator, and Rev. J. C. Bailey
Jr., temporary clerk. Most of the
members were present and quite a
number of the churches were repre
sented by Ruling Eiders. Dr. N. W.
Edmunds and Elder H. B. McCallnm
representatives from Sumter church^
and also the efficient Treasurer of
Presbytery, Elder D. James Winn,
were among those present.
There was preaching every day at
11.30 a. m., and Sp. m., and all
three days bountiful dinners were pro
vided for riot only the members of
Presbytery but also for tlie large num
ber of visitors present, by the kind
ladies of the church.
President Smith of Davidson Col
lege gave an interesting address, show
ing the prosperous condition cf that
most excellent instituion.
Rev. Carl Barth, the new evange
list of Presbytery, was received as one
of its members, he preached and made
a very favorable impression.
-Calls were presented to Rev. J. M.
Grier, to become pastor of Brewing
ton, New Harmony. Corinth and
Richmond churches. They wre accept
ed by him and arrangements were
made for his installation over them.
Mr. Howerton was examined on his
collegiate and theological studies, and
on personal piety and his motives for
seeking the ministry, and he preach
ed a trial sermon. All the parts of
his trial being sustained, he was or
dained, and is soon to be installed
pastor of several churches in Kershaw
Rev. W. A. Gregg asked for the
dissolution of the pastorial relation
between himself and the Bishopville
church which he has served for 37
years, because of his feeble health.
And Rev. W. W. Mills, D. D., made
a similar request with reference to
Camden church, where he has been
pastor for a number of years-his
health having failed.
Presbytery with sorrow granted
their requests, and appointed a com
mittee to write and express its sym
pathy, and affectionate regard for
Conferences were held on Home aud
Foreign Missions, and interesting ad
dresses were made on them.
A memorial of Rev. James E. Dun
lop, who died last January, was pre
sented by Rev. James McDowell. It
was adopted and will be published in
the minutes of Presbytery.
Hephzibah church was chosen as the
place of meeting for next Aprii.
The entire meeting was pleasant and
harmonious and we believe profitable
to those who attended it.
Stateburg, Oct. ll.-The weather is
still perfect for the harvest and cotton
is being gathered in as fast as the 'arm
ers can iiave it picked. It is still a
hard matter to get it ginned.
Mr. and Mrs. Burchell Moore leave
today for their home in Iowa, after a
pleasant stay of ten days.
The* Messrs. Ross and Mr. Robert
Wells of Clarendon county were the
guests of Mr. W. J. Norris last week.
Mrs. Gordon Bradley and four sons,
are visiting Mrs. G. M. Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Smith of Co
lumbia are visiting the family of Mr.
Miss Butler who has been visiting
realtives iu Columbia, returned on
Mr. Harry Bull, of Sumter, spent
Sunday at home.
Mr. Wm. H. Barnwell arrived on
Saturday and is with his son Rev. W.
Mrs. A. C. Butler is visiting ber
daughter Mrs. Pritchard Jenkins near
" Mr. V. B. Nelson of Charleston was
in Statesburg on Wednesday to attend
the Nelson-McLeod wedding, fie re
turned to Charleston on Friday ac
companied by Mrs. W. B. Nelson and
Miss Annie M. Barnwell spent Sun
day at home.
Master Harrison Saunders spent
Saturday and Sunday with relatives
Messrs. R. M. Cantey, Frean Mel
lette, H. G. Mnldrow and Mrs. A.
S. Find and Misses Julia and Anna
Burgess spent Saturday in Sumter.
The. BisLopville New Era, which
was established a few weeks ago,
with Mr. H. A Moses, a editor, has
If you think so, have it
stored and insured and bring
your warehouse receipts to us
and we will lend you money
THE SUMTER SAVINGS BINK.
j PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION.
world's Fair. St. Louis, via Southern
Railway. October 18,1904.
The Southern Railway will operate
; a personally condicted excursion to
St. Louis (Woridrs Fair). Special
train consisting of coaches and Pull
man cars will leave Columbia, S. C.,
Tuesday, October 18th, 1904 . at 7
o'clock a. m., and arrive in St Louis
4.50 p. m., next day, going via New
berry, Greenwood, Anderson, Atlanta
This train will be in charge of oar
most polite and experienced Passenger
Agents, who will look especially af
ter ladies and children traveling
alone. This train will be a solid
through train, and npon application
in advance, we will reserve for each
passenger one whole seat, also accom
modations and board will be engaged
in St. Louis, by giving notice in ad
vance, as to what rate desired, length
of stay in St. Louis, etc.
For fnll information as to ratee.,
schedules, etc., apply,
R. W. Hunt,
Division Passenger Agent,
Charleston, S. C.
Saturday was a busy day in this
city and a number of the stores broke
all previous records for cash sales in
one day. The dispensary did not
break all records, but the sales ex
ceeding that cf any single day here
fore, except during Christmas week
last year and year before last. The
total sales Saturday were $1,234.90.
Of this amount Dispenser Windham
estimates that the negroes paid in ful
ly 80 to 90 per cent, and that at least
75 per cent, of the liquor sold was of
the cheapest grade. The J gross sales
dring the month of September were
$2,133 in excess of the sales for the
corresponding month last year.- The
net profits for September were $2,109.
Washington, Oct. H.-The Comp
troller of the Currency has been ad
vised by the President of the National
Bank of Clayesville, Pa., that he
closed the doors of the bank this
j morning in consequence of a run yes
London, Oct. IL-Lady Curzon,
has had a slight set back in her pro
gress, toward * recovery. The follow
; ing bulletin was issued from Walmer
Castle this morning. "Lady Cnrzon
passed a fair night, but is not so well
j this morning.
Grafton, W. Ya., Oct. ll.-The
condition of Bishop Chas. H. Fow
ler, the veteran prelate of the M. E.
Church was much improved today
and it is stated by the physicians in
attendance that not only will he re
cover but that he will be able to re
sume his church work in a few days.
The Bishop has been suffering several
days from exhaustion and it was re
ported that he could not recover.
The County Democratic Executive
THE Executive Committee is hereby
called to meet in the Court House, at
ll o'clock on Tuesday, Oct. 8tb. Mat
ters of importance will be brongbt
before it and a full attendence is de
By order of the Chairman.
H. L. B. WELLS,
Sec and Treas.
Herald and Freeman please copy.
EXCESS COTTON BA66IN6.
Sumter, S. C, Oct 7, 1904
To the Public Cotton Weighers :
Inasmuch as we have been notified
by Exporters and Mills, that all cot
ton hereafter ^rapped in bagging in
excess of six yards to the bale, will be
docked fifty cents per bale, we, the
undersigned cotton buyers, request
that you make a note on the weighing
slip of all cotton so wrapped, as we
are forced to dock the cotton.
O'DONNELL & CO.
HARBY & CO.
c. F MCFADDEN,
DUCKER & BU LT MAN,
J. RYTTENBERG & SONS,
B. J. BARNETT,
F. C. HYMAN,
A A. STRAUSS & CO.,
SUMTER BANKING & MERCAN
TILE CO. Oct 12
In Matting is observable in
this establishment, for this rea
son . Some people don't like
matting because, they say,
"There7s so little pattern to
it." Greater mistake never
was. May apply to some mat
tings-not to the Japanese va
rieties we offer. Why, they're
almost exact duplications of
the most highly prized carpet
and tapestry weaves. See our
mattings and judge for your
R. H. Bigham
112 and 114 S. Main St