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fBS STREEFS WEEKLY
istribution Expands as Cooler
Weather Approaches. RSost
Activity is Shown in the
"New York, Oct 7-Bradstr etVto
"? morrow will say : /
Popular estimates of leading; crop
yield cost?noe to enlarge, coin has
passed ont of danger ol serions frost
damage in the west, a ad distribu
tion, tooth at wholesale sac" rets il,- ex
pands as cooler weiathe r approaches.
Additional favorable features s,re the
continuance of the good tone in pig
i roa, freer baying by railroads of ma-J
ter a and rolling stock, and h avy'
general crop movement helping collec
tions north and sontb. Whild the
buying of dry goods', hardware, gro
ceries, shoes and clothing continues
of good volume, particularly at the
west,- conservative inf inc enees find- re
fection in small, bnt frequent orders,
calculated to meet necessities. .The
transportation movement ts heary and
railway earnings show an expanding
tendency, the gain fer September
promising to be six per cent., below
There are some flaws in the situation
Urbich stamp this as an off year when
-compared with previous periods of-j
great prosperity. Relatively most
^activity in enrent distribution, wheth
er of day goods, shoes, clothing,
lamber, hardware or building mate
rial, exists in the west and north
west. Coober weather is needed in
the sonth to^stimnlate retail activity/
its the east business is i.ot so active
in some industrial centres, which have
felt the pinch of the spring and sum
mer depression in building or in tex
Business failures for toe week end
ing October 6 numbers 195, against
S7 in the like week in li03.
An Increase is- Shown Over the
Past Two Yea rs.
New Orleans, Oct. 7.-Secretary
Hester's weekely cotton statement
issued today shows for the seven days
of October an increase over last year
<3t 143,000 and an inc ase o per the
same period year before last of 107,
For the 37 days of te.s season that
have elaapsed the aggreagte is ahead
cf the same days Jot las:; year 755,000
and ahead of tbe same lays year be
fore last 213,000.
The amount brought into sight.dar
ing 'the past week has been 529,414
bales, against 386,519 for the same
even days last year ano 422,722 year
before last. The. movement since
September 1st shows receipts at all
United States ports to be 1,473,247,
against 484,221 last year. Overland
across the Mississippi, Ohio and Po
tomac rivers to northern mills and
Canada 23,627, against 7,677 last year;
? interior tocks in excess oi these held
-at the close of the commercial year
100,985, against 110,996 last year;
.--.southern mills takings 209,000,
- The to tai movement since Sept 1st
TS fcl, S91,859, against 1,136,752 last
Foreign exports for the week have
' been 298,839 against 221,934 last y.ear,
r making the total tans far fer th sea
rson976,574, againrt 465,11.
The total takings of American
mills north, south and Canada a, thus
tar for the season lia ve been 377,159,
against 330,595 last year.
Stocks at the seaboard and the 29
leading southern interior centres have
increased during the week 118,933
l ales againts an increase daring the
corresponding period lastt season of
' Including stocks left over at ports
nd interior towns from the last crop
sad the number of bales brought into
sight thus far rom tba new crop,
the supply to date is 2,053,826, against
1,305* 351 for the same period last
SSE SiBESS AT SHMEH i.
JCbmsse Officiais Are Active in Se
curing Most Modern Arms.
"Shanghai, Oct. 7, evening.-'Num
erous reports received from the inter
ior telling of the activity of secret
societies at points widely apart are
causing serious uneasiness:.
lt rs known that the olScials every
where are displaying great anxiety
md are procuring the most modern
roas aad munitions o war for the
parp se of equipping che soldiery.
There i no certainty as to whether
the anxiety of the officials is directed
against anticipated uprisings or as to
whether it is a precautionary move
ment ia view of possible danger ifrom
Seo Bennett Received Five Years'
H ampton\ Oct. 7.-in the court of
g rerai session this morning, a motion
foe a new trial was mide by counsel
for Sen Bennett on tl ie ground that
the evidence did not warrant the jury
in Ending a verdict for manslaughter
ao that it should have been guilty of
murder or sot guilty. Judge King ti
overruled the motion. Bennett's
counsel gave notice cf appeal to the
supreme court and bail was fixed at
$1,000 with the disdiarge of the
.prisoner subject to the directions of
the governor in regard to the charge
of violating the condition of pardon.
Bennett was sentenced to five years'
labor cn the chain gang or five years in
the penitentiary It is probable that
the appeal will be abandoned
Berlin, Oct. 8.-Germany has a
cew rebellion on ber hands in south
west Africa. Three tribes, Inboys,
Baastarns and Bondelz Warts have re
volted and the rebellion appears more
formidable than the Hereros uprising.
Boston, Mass., Oct. 8.-The final
business session of th3 International
Peace Congress was held in the Park
Street Church this atfernoon.
Tiro Aboatain, the Japanese dele
gate, discussed the war spirit which is
rampant in his native country.
THE SFiE T AUTOMOBILE RACE.
Fastest Machines in the World
Speeding to Win Vanderbilt
Westbury, L. I., Oct. 8.- Seven
teen automobiles, driven at express
train speed, streaked around a course
a little over thirty miles in length to
day for the honor of winning the cup
presented by Wm. K. Vanderbilt, Jr.
Ten times the pacers blazed the way
around the course making the total
distance covered a little over three
hundred miles. Fonr countries are
represented, the United States,
Germany, France, and. italy. The
race had an dac'lded interest by reason
of the fact that three millenaries,
Frank Crocker, William Wallaceland
George Arants drove their, own
machines. The race started at 6 j
o'clock this morning, the cars being
sent off with a two minutes headway.
At the end ol the second round George
Teste was leading, on time, having
done sixty miles in fifty minutes, 41
seconds, after deducting time used up
in controls. Gabriel, the Frenchman
was then, second in the race. At
the end of the second round four
machines, includng that of A. G.
Vanderbilt, were out, owing to break
downs. No serious accident had oc
curred np to that time.
Pandard Car Leads in Race.
Westbury, I I.,- Oct. 8.-Heath,
an American, but riding for the Au
tomobile' Club of France in a Panhard
machine, was leading by several miles
at the end of the fifth rounds v. Bar
ring accidents he looks like the win
ner. Gabriel and> Clement are bis
nearest competitors. ,
One Automo biles! Ki'led in Race.
Westbury, Oct. 8, 12.30 p. m.
There has-been one fatal accident to
date, George Ahrants the million
aire, who was driving one automobile
was overturned on the second round
and both he and his machinist. Paul
Mussell were thrown'out. Both were
taken to the Nassau Hospital, where
Mussell died an hour later. Ah rents
is suffering mainly from the shock.
Albert Clement, of the Automobile
Club of France, driving a Clement car
took the lead about noon. At the
e~d of the eighth lap Heath, who
had been leading had a tire punctured
and lost several minutes repairing.
Heath was second at noon and three
minutes behind Clement. Clement is
the youngest driver in the race.
Heath Wins The Cup.
Westbury, L. I., Oct. 8, 1 p. m.
-Heath won the great . race by one
minute and 23 seconds. Albert Cle
ment of the Automobile Club of
France came in second.
INTERNATIONAL PEAGE CONGRESS.
King of Beigem Charged With Re
sponsibility of Cruelties. En
glish Delegate Attack.
Boston, Oct. 7.-King Leopold of
Belgium was assailed for his policy as
sovereign of ' the Congo Free State at
& public meeting held this afternoon
in connection with 'the sessions of
the International Peace congress.
The attack upon King Leopold was
made by . T. Morel of England,
who represented the Congo Beform
association. Mr Morel charged that
the king was personally responsible
tn a large meaesure for cruelties prac
ticed on the natives of the Congo Free
State in the terrific endavors of mo
nopolistic commercial organizations ! "
to obtain from the country all the '
ivory and rubber possible.
The kine was defended by George
Berbert Head of Cambridge, Eng.,
who submitted that King Leopold
lad" done all possible to stop the
cruelties practice a.
The government policy in the Con
jo also was bitterly denounced by
3ev. W. M. Morrison, for seven
rears a missionary in the Congo land.
The congress today accepted a re
port from the committee on propa
ganda recommending that the con
gress in 1905 be held at Lucerne
MARVELOUS K DERN MUSKETEERS.
The World's Prize-winning Aurora
. "The pomp and circumstance of
glorious war" is notably manifest in
;he military features to be presented
here in October 26 by the great Adam
Frepaugh and Sells Brothers arenic,
animal, hippodromatic and martial ag
gregation. Conspicuously wonderful
ind popular, as having, time and
again, both at home and abroad, and
before all the world's leading military
experts, conclusively proved them
selves far and away the best drilled
company of either regular or volun
teer soldiers ever known, come the
Aurora Zouaves. They are champion
marvels in phenomenal speed and per
fection of drill and manual, and while
it is high praise, it may truthfully be
said of them that they notably surpass
ever, their famous predecessors, the
Ellsworth Zouaves, of Chicago, whose
triumphal tour in the deepening shad
ows of the greatest war of wars is still
remembered by many veterans of both
the Bine and Gray, who gained from
them their first instruction in the fun
dametal essentials by which battles
are won. And in tiiis connection,
passing tribute to the brave, brilliant
and lamented Col. Elmer E. Ells
worth is due, in recalling the fact
that at the very outset of a career
which promised to crown him with
unfading laurels, he was shot dead by
the landlord of a hotel in Alexandria,
Va., for hading down the Confeder
ate flag flying defiantly from the flag
pole on its roof. Those who have seen
the Aurora Zouaves, of which he was
the tactical progenitor, can imagine
how enthusiastically he would have
praised and applauded them, and the
aptness of the simile employed by The
New York American and Journal, in
remarking, "The Aurora Zouaves are
a huge red-legged centipede, whose
celerity and precision have astonished
the military world. '?
Dave Evans was shot in the stomach
by land Hill at the Mollohon Cotton
Mill, Newberry, Saturday night.
WHITE M H AND NEGRO
KILLED HT LUCKNOW.
Each Died From Wounds Inflicted
by the Other-Saturday Night
Riot in Lee County.
Bishopville, Oct. 9.-Last night
abot 9 o'clock a riot occurred at Luck
now, a town about eight miles "north
of Bishopville, between Harvey Lang,
a yonug white man, and several ne
groes, and as a result Mr. Lang and
one negro man named Ezekial Arial
died this morning about daylight,
there being but a short time
difference between their deaths. The
following account is given of the row
and the two homicides : Harvey Lang,
who was a clerk in the store of his
brother, Mr. Ben Lang, went to Eze
kial Arial's house to collect t 15 cents
from Arial's daughter. She denied
the account and hot words were pass
ed between Mr. Lang and the negro
girl. In a short time the matter
was related to Ezekial and when the
negroes met Lang in Mr. J. S. Tis
dale's store the row was renewed.
Ezekial Arial was then joined by John
Mack, his grandson. After a con
siderable quarrel with the negroes
Lang went across the street to the
store in which he was a clerk and got
a shot gun. Returning to where the
negroes were, in Mr. Tisdale's store,
the row was continued. When the
feeling between Lang and the negroes
had grown high the fight ensued.
Lang seeing that he was up against
the crowd, threw his gun to his shoul
der and fired; the load riddled the
arm of Ezekial which he had thrown
up for protection and went into one
eye. About this time John Mack
managed to get the gun from Lang.
Ezekall got a stick and one of them
struck Lang across the head. In the
fight the boy John received a painful
blow over one . eye. The fight was
here ended. Lang walked some dis
tance to a friend's house, who carried
him home, a distance of about a mile.
Dr. Bullock was called to Ezekial and
gave medical aid. Sheriff Smith was
notified this morning of the row and
that the parties were dead. He went
at once, and John Mack was arrested.
An inquest was held today over the
dead bodies and the jury found that
Ezekial Arail came to his death by a
gunshot wound from his hands of Har
vey Lang, and that Harvey Lang was
killed by Ezekial with a heavy stick.
John Mack was released. There is no
evidence of further violence.
KELLY, OF KELLYTOWN.
Shocking Murder of a Negro in
Darlington Saturday by a Drunk
en White Man.
Darlington, Oct. 8.-Thia morning
between ll and 12 o'clock, while John
Robinson's Circus was parading on
Main street, a white man, namd Ed
ward Kelly, from Kelly town, in this
:ounty, shot Henry Bradshaw, a col
ored man, four times with a pistol.
The shooting occurred just in front
rf the Episcopal rectory and the ne
jro fell on the sidewalk fatally injur
ed. Kelly was arrested immediately
3y the police and taken to the county
ail and locked up.
Dr. Blackwell, of Dovesville, and
0. C. C. Hill, of Darlington, attended
:he wounded man and did all they
;ould for him, but to no avail, as he
lied in the county jail this afternoon
between 5 and 6 o'clock from the ef
fects of his wounds.
The white man and the negro came
iown on the train this morning frnm
3artsville and knew each other well.
Che negro was from Hartsvilie Town
;hip, and he and Kelly were both
kinking: It is said that Kelly be
la ved out ageously coming down on the
rain from Hartsvilie and the con dc c
o threatened to put him off several
imes. There was no cause whatever
br the shooting, other than Kelly was
>eastly drunk and was trying to bully
he negro, and the latter remonstrated
with Kelly, when be drew his pistol
ind shot the negro down in cold blood
without a moment's warning and in
he presence of hundreds of people.
Kelly is in jail. The body of the
iegro will be carried to Hartsvilie to
light on the regular train, lt is
loped that the murderer will not es
cape the punishment which be so
Wade Hartley, a nergo convict on the
ridgefield county chain gang, died
ibout two weeks ago under suspicious
sircumstances and an investigation
nade a few days ago seems to indicate
bat he was whipped to death.
Miss Bessie Wilson, of Charlestown,
V. Va., was drowned in the surf at
Virginia Beach Sunday afternoon.,
She was a niece of the late W.L. Wil
on, Postmasteer General under Cleve
Spartanburg, Oct. 9.-The down
paseuger train from Asheville went
rv i I d just as it reached the old Saluda
.tation this morning, and engineer
md brakeman were powerless to
meek its speed. It dashed down to
she first safety switch like an automo
bile in a race. So great was its
momentum that the engine climbed
3ver the switch at the end. The
3oaches remained on the track. The
Sremau was slightly injured, but^ no
one else was hurt. It was a ve-y won
derful escape and shows the value of
the safety switches.
Letter to S. F. Flowers,
Sumter, S. C.
Dear Sir: A painter complained
that our cans are too full; unhandy;
It's a way we have; 'tis handier not
to be foll ; bot we have a weakness for
full-measure. Our gallon contains
eight pints;the usnal "gallon "is sev
We'll think it over again; but we
like a full can. How much short
would you like a barrel? Seven gal
lons would be the proportion.
Short-measure suggests that the
shortage is probably not in the cheap
Guess we'll stick to four quarts to
a gallon, and fifty gallons a barrel.
The name to go by is Devoe lead
60 FW Devoe & Co
P. S.-L. B. Durant sells our paint.
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.
4 NOBLE NORTH CAROLINIAN.
Death of Ex-Senator Matthew W.
Charlotte, N. C., Oct. 8.- Matthew
\V. Ransom, United States Senator,
from North Carolina for 23 years and
minister to Mexico for two years, died
suddenly of heart failure at his conn
try home near Garysburg, Northamp
ton county, at 1 o'clock this morning.
Hee was 78 years of age, is death
occurring on the date of his birth.
The fonnerSenator had been afflicted
with heart trouble for a number of
years and came near dying some years
ago while making a speech at States
ville. He had been very feeble for
some months. Gen. Ransom was, per
haps, the most popular man in public
life in this State. He was Attorney
General several terms before the civil
war and did valiaut service during
the war as brigadier general. He was
electd to the United States Senate in
1872 and served until March 4, 1895.
He was appointed minister to Mexico
by Mr. Cleveland in 1895 and served
two years. He was the largest indi
vidual land owner and cotton planter
in the State. He leaves an estate
estimated at nearly $1,000,000. At
the time of his death Mrs. Ransom
and her daughter were at their moun
tain home at Blowing Rock.
Senator Ransom's last public ad
dress was to the Confederate Veter
ans, at Fayetteville, three months
ago. The funeral will occur at his
home at 3.30 o'clock Monday after
noon., the Masons conducting the
RICH CLUB W N 0 W S01GIDE.
A Member of New York's Four
Hundred Blows Out His Brains.
New York, Oct. 10.-Frank DePey
ster Hall, fifty years old, a member
of an old Knickerbocker family, a
capitalist and until recently promi
nent in club and social circles, com
mited suicide by shooting himself in
the right temple in his apartments at
125 Lexington avenue at 9 o'clock this
morning. Hall's name was promi
nently before the pnblic on Thursday
when it was announced that he had
begun suit for slander againts Alfred
H. Bond, president of the Calumet
Club and George A. Carmack, Secre
tary of the New York yacht club.
Damages for fifty thousand were ask
ed from each. What the alleged the slan
ders were not made known, but the
defendants, in answer, said that they
would prove the truth of their state
If a want ad. or two would pay for
your coal for the winter-it would be
a pretty good investment, wouldn't j
it? There are probably enough "old
things" in your cellar and garret to
do the trick if yon advertise them in
our "For Sale" columns.
iviost merchants lament that their
"show-windows" are not larger, that
they might give to the public a wider
glimpse of what is inside. But the
right kind of store-advertising puts a
"show-window" at every counter of
We are now offering the magnificent plantation known as
Shady Side, containing 750 acres, situated oh miles West of
Sumter. This place has a nice S-room dwelling, thirteen ten
ant houses, and a fine orchard In fact 'tis an ideal home for
you. Better see us about it.
WHITE & MCCALLUM,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents,
PHONE NO. 143.
SUMTER, S. C.
OFFICE NO. 18 S. MAIN ST.
Sells itself. None better. 10,000 tons now offered for sale.
Nitrate of Soda,
Muriate of Potash,
US* Get our prices, please.
WYNNE IS POSTMASTER GENRERAL.
First Assistant to Payne Promot
ed to be Member of the Cabinet.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 10.-Presi
dent Roosevelt today appointed Rob
ert J. Wynne, Postmaster General to
sncceed the late Mr. Payne. Mr. Wynne
has been a- ting in that capacity since
Payne's death and today's Appoint
ment makes him a member of the cab
inet. The new Postmaster General
is a veteran newspaper man, having
been the Washington corresponndent
of the New York Press for a nnmber
of years prior to his appointment as
first assistant postmaster general
two years ago.
Washington, Oct. 10. -The Supreme
Court of the United States reassem
bled at noon today for the October
session. Follwing the established cus
tom on official business was transacted.
Gainesville, Fla., Oct 7.-About4.30
rbis afternoon Deputy Sheriff Garrett
V. Chamberlain was shot near his
home at Tacoma by a negro while
in a wagon with his wife. He died
instantly. His wife was prostrated
and could not talk.
George Rogers, a well known farmer
of Nichols, Marion county, had his
right arm cut off in a gin at Pages'
Mill on Saturday.
Two ginneries were burned in
Laureus county Saturday. One was the
property of W. P. Harris, of Young's
Store and the other was owned by
John W. Simmons, of Mountville.