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SEWSY LETTERS FROM OUR SPE?
Items ci Interest From all Parts of
Sumter and Adjoining Counties.
?OTJCE TO' CORRESPONDENTS.
Mail your letters so that they will
reach this office not later than Tues?
day morning. When the letters are
received Wednesday it is almost an
Impossibility to have them appear in
the pap?r issued that day.
Pisgah, Sept. 3.-Uncle Sam has
brolsten our office up and given us a
R, F. D., but we have to head our
letters as usual, so you can know
"tother from which" from your Rein?
sert correspondent. Te Rural service
Trent into effect Saturday from Rem
bert P. 0\ by he**e and on in Lee
county and back by Smithville and
Braun. Mr. J. D. McLeod has the
Cotton picking started today. Indi?
cations shov that it is a light crop.
About the asual price will be paid
Jor picking. People who invested so
heavily in guano have a big debt; and
?no profit for their venture, e?cept
-what is used on corn.
X'ews is rather scarce here and I
have to scratch to find something to
-write*. Politics is quiet here. If the
people of this State want a man that
will make a Governor worth having,
they will vote for R. I. Manning. If
they want a fence straddler,, vote for
The defeat of General Toumans,
after all he has done for the State,
?hows a want of appreciation for past
.services that is not creditable;. Lyon
did nothing but spend money in his
investigation of the dispensary, yet
he is puffed up as a Solomon.
Toy? election of General Boyd as
Adjutant and Inspector General was
^ right, and an acknowledgment of
Some improvements are going on.
Zack Saxton, an industrious and wor?
thy colored man, is building quite
a nice house. He shows his intelli?
gence by being a subscriber to your
The chain of prayers from the
.?Bishop of Illinois," (whoever that
important functionary is) is geing the
-rounds of the country. Gr eat calam?
ities will befall you ii you don't com?
ply with his request. Very few are
paying any attention to his predict
Miss Calzey Robinson is visiting
her sister, Mrs.. Davis at Brogden.
It. is amusing to see how hard "Old
tSranny" and The State try to control
the politics of the State. Dawson, at
his zenith, never did more.
-* Stateburg, Sept. 3.-Dr. and Mrs.
John Johnson, of Charleston are
"visiting Mrs. R. M. Cantey.
Mrs. Willie Blanding and little Miss
Sarah Blanding, of Lexington, Ky.,
axe the guests of Mrs. W. L. Sanders.
Mr. T. S. Brohun, of Asheville, X.
C arrived on Wednesday to visit
Messrs. Matt and Henry Moore.
Mrs. James Pinckney and Miss A.
N. Moore are at home again after a
most delightful stay in Henderson
v?le, N. C.
Mr. Warren Burgess, who has been
visiting his cousin, Mr. Frank Bur
.Sess, returned to Sumter on Friday.
Miss Bessie Murray left last even?
ir** to visit friends in Ha good.
. Mr. Frank P. Bu|gess, who is to
hoy cotton for Messrs. Alex Sprunt
?fe Son, left for Manning on Saturday.
Misses Julia Holmes, of Macon,
Ga., and Amelia Holmes of Marion,
S. C., are at home for a month's va?
cation. Their many friends are glad
to have them in our midst once more.
Mr. W. H. Barnwell arrived yes?
terday from Alabama to spend a
short vacation wiih his parents at
Miss Julia and Anna Burgess re
tnrned last Wednesday from Clyde,
3?. C, where they spent two very
Privateer, Sept. 3.-Mrs. Alice Neal
of Columbus, Ga., is visiting at Mr.
H. H. Wells.
Mrs. I. E. Mims, of E?loree, is
?pening some time at Mr. E. W.
Mrs. Muckinfuss. of Georgia, is
visiting at Mr. G. A. Nettles.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Xettlea of
Lanes, spent Sunday at Mrs. S. J.
Miss Winnie Rivers is visiting
friends and relatives in Columbia.
Dr R. B. Furmati is spending this
month at Pawley's Island.
Mr. T. M. Mims, of Silver, speir:
"Monday at Mr. E. W. Rivers.
Master Robert Hall, of Sumter, is
at Mrs. L. B. Jenkins.
Max. Sept. 10.-Farmers are pick?
ing, ginning and selling cotton. Price*
are n-t satisfactory, and the crop be?
low an average.
Mr. J. C. Truluck's children have
A Baptist Sunday School was or
ganized at Beulah last Sunday after
The Presbyterians of Beulah wi I1
soon rebuild their house of worship.
A number o? the members 01
Bethel Sunday School met at Mr. W.
D. Truluck's Sunday af tern
Several boys and girls of this com?
munity will leave this week for dif?
ferent colleges and schools.
.?iss M. J. Hicks, of Hartsvi:ie, is
visiting relatives at Beulah.
}Iiss Maggie Thompson returned
yesterday from a pieasant visit to
relatives in Timmonsville'.
Mr. Wade Langston, of Sardis, and
Miss Eva White, of Florence, were
married at Bethel parsonage by the
The weather for past several weeks
has been excellent.
Wedgefield, S. C., Sept. ll.-The
cotton around here is opening very
fast, and if the present hot weather
continues it will soon be picked out
in these parts. There is a good deal of
complaint from damage from rotten
bolls, and deterioration generally.
Mr. Eugene Aycock, after a pleas?
ant stay of several weeks at the
Springs, returned home yesterday
On Sunday evening at the home of
the groom's mother and step-father,
Mr. and Mrs. George Dew, in the
presence of a few relatives and
friends, Mr. Rufus C. Burress and
Miss. Carrie Olivia Kilpatrick, of
Lynchburg, were united in marriage,
Rev. J. C. Bailey, officiating. The
contracting parties were attended by
Miss Dora Dew and Mr. E. D. Boyett
as maid of honor and best man. The
bride is the popular daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. L. T. Kilpatrick, of Lynch?
burg. The groom is one of our most
prosperous young farmers. The bri?
dle couple left here on the 9.50 train
for Columbia, thence to Ashville and
Messrs. Kenneth McLaurin. John
Ryan and Gerald Ryan leave for
Clemson College today.
We only polled 48 votes here in the
first primary, and as everybody is
busy harvesting crops, I doubt if we
poll that many today.
Prof. R. H. Willis and family will
leave for Inman this week, to the
regret of their many friends who hate
to see them depart from our midst.
Mr. Earle C. Bradham of Manning
has been elected principal of the
Wedgefield school for the ensuing
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Nettles spent
Sunday with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ramsey spent
Sunday at Mr. R. S. Whilden's in
Mrs. F. E. Thomas is visiting rel?
atives in North Carolina.
MANNING NEWS NOTES.
From the Manning Times.
Mr. P. B. Thames of this place, and
who for the past several years has
been employed with C. M. Davis &
Co., has accepted a position with the
Crosswell Grocery Co., of Sumter.
Died suddenly last Friday night at
the home of her neice, Mrs. J. C. Mc
Clennaghan in Florence, Miss Eliza
Billups, aged about 74 years. The
body was brought to Manning for in?
terment and the funeral took place
Sunday morning in the Manning cem?
Died last Wednesday at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin
Mims, near Silver, Mrs. Emma Briggs,
wife of Mrs. H. S. Briggs, aged about
41 years. The deceased leaves three
children. Rev. M. A. Conors conduct?
ed the funeral at Calvary Church on
At Clark's warehouse last Friday
Mr. H. D. Gibbons, of New Zion, sold
308 pounds of tobacco and received
a? average of 22 1-2 cents per pound.
How is that for the Manning tobacco
Stensland, the Fugitive Banker Takes
Poison in Tangier.
Tangier, Morocco, Sept., ll.-Steng?
land, the defaulting President of the
Milwaukee Avenue State Bank, Chi?
cago, who is under arrest in this city
awaiting return to the United States,
has attempted suicide by taking
poison, and is seriously ill as a result.
Twelve guards are now employed to
see he has no further chance to at?
tempt to take his own life. I? his
condition will warrant he will sail for
home tomorow on the Prince Adal?
bert, under close guard.
The annual convention of Chris?
tian Temperance Workers will hold
sessions in Orangeburg September 13
John R. Lawrence, of Effiingham.
Florence county, hail his foot
badly cut ir: a mowing machine Sat?
urday, that amputation was neces?
The negroes at Ten Mil?' Hill are
reported preparing to exterminate
all whites between that point and
Summerville. This negro quarter is
known as Hell's Half Acre, so what
will be the proper words for ordering
them back to their homes?
NEWS ITEMS FROM SALEM.
bal?m, Sept. ll.-After Tuesday
the agony of the pas: three month
will be ended. Some iel':, some elect?
ed. The city vi Sumter has gotten
nearly ali the uiliciais and the coun?
ty the balance. So they have been
divided up in some way, we hope
satisfactory. The high season of the
past three months is broken . here
and one can risk the weather maa
without going around with an un
brella unless it is to shield him from
the sun's rays. The nights are de?
lightful for sleeping, but the sun is
fearfully hot. Mitch chills and fever
abound, and when one is missing, the
inquiry reveals the fact of a case of
There is some cotton picking going
on in places and there are other
places where it is nearly all gathered.
The yield will be about 50 per cent,
of an average crop, with w eed enough
in some places to make very much
Some hay is being mowed and
this crop promises an abundant yield.
There is no set price here for cot?
ton picking and everyone seems to be
looking out for himself, and letting
the other fellows do the same. In
most instances fifty cents per hun?
dred is paid by the negro farmers and
many whites. The minority left is
paying forty cents and keeping up,
and in many instances are ahead of
The outlook for much trade looks
blue until credit opens up, unless the
cotton market gets a rise on it. The
balance will no doubt be on the
wrong side of the ledger this season.
The Bank of Mayesville opened its
doors on Tuesday last, to the delight
of all, with Mr. Robert Chaffin as
bookkeeper and Mr. Cooper, cashier.
Already much business has been j
transacted and as the cotton season
advances it grows steadily, keeping
two instead of one busy.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Warren, of Sum?
ter, visited relatives here last week.
Mr. R. F. Haynsworth was also a
visitor this week.
Messrs. McBride and Warren are
fitting up their ginnery.
Stateburg, Sept. ll.-Miss Irene
Moore, of Statesville, X. C., is visiting
her aunt, Mrs. S. R. Flud.
Mr. Early M ellette spent Sunday
with hi? family.
Miss Lottie Nelson returned on
Tuesday from Sumter where she had
been visiting friends and relatives.
Mr. John Barnwell, of Yorkville, is
at home for a few days.
Mrs. Frank McLeod of Florence is
on a short visit to her mother, Mrs
S. E. Nelson.
Mrs. Campbell Bissell and children,
of Charleston, who for the past sever?
al weeks have been the guests of Mrs.
R. M. Can tey, returned to their home
on last Sunday.
Mr. W. B. Nelson, of Charleston,
arrived on Wednesday to spend a
few days at his old home. He re?
turned to "The City By the Sea" yes?
terday and was accompanied by his
wife ard children, who have been
spending the summer here with rel?
Mris. Willie B. Blanding and litte
Miss Sarah Blanding, who have been
visiting Mrs. W. L. Saunders, left on
Wednesday for Summerton.
Mr. A. M. Lee, of Charleston, spent
a few days with his family at "Farm?
Hill," last week.
TINDAL NEWS NOTES.
Tindal, Sept. ll.-Cotton picking is
in full force around here. Hands are
plentifu! and if the weather re?
mains favorable the most of the
crop will be picked out by the first
of October. The price of picking is
forty cents per hundred.
Mrs. J. W. Broadway is spending a
few days at Shiloh.
Misses Olga and Bessie Hodge
spent Thursday in Sumter.
Mrs. W. H. Bradham has been sick
for some time, but is better.
Miss Beulah Richardson has been
on a visit of several days to friends
Mr. T. H. Harvin, of Silver, vis?
ited in the neighborhood on Thurs?
Mr. J. H. Broadway spent Sunday
Th? new school house at Provi?
dence will be completed in a few
Mr. H. D. Tindal sp?nt Thursday
Mr C. M. Witherspoon was in Sum?
Mighty as are steam and elec?
tricity in the domain of industry, they
are but shadows of the mightier pow?
er of concentrate! thought as ex?
pressed in type and spread before
trie world, says Thomas A. Edison. To
let th.e world know through type who
and what and where you are and
what you have that this great world
wants is the secret of success, and
the printing press is the mightiest
machine to that end.
Anderson county is exporting lum?
ber tn Germany. Charleston dealers
advertised for poplar and dog wend
and Anderson land owners secured
the contract by underbidding.
TWO PULL TOGETHER.
A Live Town and a Live Newspaper
Pull Together-One Helps the
The intimate relationship existing
between a progressive newspaper and
a progressive town or city is nowhere
more strikingly exemplified tuan in
Charlotte. The ever increasing activ?
ities of this hustling city are ?ttract
I lng attention practically all over the
civilized world. Charlotte is known
far and wide on account of its man?
ufacturing industries, its large com?
mercial interests, its school and col?
lege faculties, its beautiful homes and
its historical traditions. Just how
largely this favorable publicity is at?
tributable to the energetic work be?
ing done by the Charlotte Observer
would be difficult io determine. Any?
one at ail familiar with the facts
would ?ay without hesitation that The
Observer has done and is doing a
great work in the way of making
known to the world at large the ad?
vantages of the city in every depart?
ment of human effort. With its al?
most unlimited facilities for getting
and arranging the news of the world
and with a strong staff of intelligent
and alert correspondents throughout
the country. The Observer has a way
of presenting the facts with regard
to the resources and advantages of its
city, county, State and section so as
to carry conviction and bring desir?
able citizens with capital and energy
to bring about a still greater develop?
ment of these resources. It is cer?
tainly worth a heritage to be in posi?
tion to thus bring desirable things to
pass, and right worthy is the Ob?
server making use of the matchless
opportunities by inspiring its large
family of readers to a fuller and more
conscious understanding of their own
accomplishments in the past and their
obligations to the future. Surely the
relationship between the live town
and the live paper is a close one.
NORTH RIVER TUNNEL.
Work Suspended For Final Measure?
New York, Sept. 5.-At 12 o'clock
Saturday night all work on the Penn
i sylvania tunnels under North river
ceased. The engineers today began a
thorough "review of the entire work.
Every measurement will be verified
even down to the thousandth of an
inch.^Five or six days will be devoted
to this work, .after which the boring
of the enormous tubes will be re?
sumed, and it is expected that about
September 18th the tunnel shields
which have been pushing forward
from the two sides of the river will
meet. The Pennsylvania railroad will
then have for the first time a means
of reaching Manhattan Island entire?
ly over land. This event will also
mark the beginning of the completion
of what is probably the boldest en?
gineering feat in history.
When work was stopped Saturday
night the shields were 125 feet apart.
The examination of the next few days
will determine how accurate were the
preliminary surveys and preparations
which, extended over a period of a
year. It is believed by those in charge
of the work that the grade, level, and
alignment of both these huge tubes
will be found to rest within an inch
of where they were supposed to be.
If there is even so slight a variation
as this, it will be corrected, so that
when the shields finally meet under
the middle of-the river they will tel?
escope as accurately as the sliding of
one tube into another.
In order to make this checking as
accurate as possible, the south tunnel
from the Jersey shore has been run
ahead of its mate, so that now it over?
laps the northern tunnel starting
from the New York shore. Piles will
be driven across the fourteen feet
that esparate the tubes, and angles
run which will show how nearly the
engineers have kept the line and
elevation planned.-New York Trib?
SUMTER GERMAN CLUB.
The Social Organization Will Again
The Sumter German Club, under
whose auspices three elegant balls
were given last winter, will again be
organized. The success of this club
was indeed phenomenal, dancers at- I
tended its functions from all portions j
of the State, and all united in pro- j
nouncing the balls as elegant as any
ever given in South Carolina.
Those who were instrumental in
its formation last year have com?
menced the work of re-organization.
Three germans will again be given,
and it will be the effort of the mem?
bers of the club to make these events
of the season, even more elegant and
elaborate than those of last year.
A meeting will soon be held and
thc membership roll made out. The
first german will most likely be given
on Thanksgiving night.
A want advertisement in The Daily
Item costs but a few cents, but :t !
usually brings dollars worth of re- j
SOVTB. CAROLINA NE WS.
Items ol' Interest Condensed and Par
agraplied for Quick Reading'.
j Buck Stone, a negro barber was
shot to death in Laurens Wednesday
night by some one who fired five shots
at him through an open window.
The 3IcGh.ee cotton waste mill will
be converted into a wollen mill Jan?
uary 1st. The necessary machinery
has been ordered.
W. W, Prother, white contractor
from Augusta, has been arrested in
Barnwell for attempter criminal as?
sault on a white woman in Barn?
South Carolina's activity regarding
immigrate n has started Georgia in
the same direction. James Strachan,
of Dundee, has been appointed agent
in Scotland to direct settlers to Geor?
gia. This is the work of the Augusta
Board of Trade.
Correspondence is -going on be?
tween Secretary Taft and Represent?
ative Webb, of North Carolina, about
the details of the monument to be
erected at King's Mountain. This
monument will be to Revolutionary
soldiers who lived on both sides the
North and South Carolina line.
The American Mosquito Extermina?
tion Society has recently published a
brief on the subject of mosquitoes
which is worth repeating on account
of the practical condensed informa?
tion given. The card is illustrated
with the various phases of the gene?
ration of the mosquito as well as of
the common and fever-communicat?
ing species. It sates :
1. . There are over one hundred
species of mosquitoes in the United
2. Mosquitoes breed only in water.
They may breed in any kind of quiet
water unstocked with destroying
3. Mosquitoes generally require
from one to three weeks to develop
from eggs to winged insects in warm
weather ; longer in cold weather.
Some female mosquitoes +hree days
old lay eggs ; the average is greater.
Some species lay as many as three
or foui* hundred eggs at once, some
lay them singly. Mosquitoes may live
several months (as shown by hiberna?
tion and otherwise'), but probably
few live over a month. ^
4. Mosquitoes do not breed in
grass but rank growths of weeds or
grass may conceal small breeding
puddles, and form a favorite harbor?
ing place for adults. The pitcher
plant holds sufficient water to breed
a rare and small species ,
5. Different species of mosquitoes
have as well defined habits as dif
j ferent kinds of birds, flies, etc. Some
are domestic, some wild, some migra?
I 6. Most domestic mosquitoes breed
j in fresh water, fly short distances, and
habitually enter houses.
7. Most migratory mosquito*^
breed in salt and brackish marsh
areas, and fly long distances. They are
not conveyors of' malaria.
8. Rigid tests, both dire?t and
eliminative, have proved that certain
species of mosquitoes are the only
known natural means of, transmitting
malaria and yellow fever.. Some
ether diseases are known to be con?
veyed by mosquitoes.
0. Of the domestic varieties, the
dangerous malarial mosquitoes (sev?
eral species of the genus Anopheles)
are among the most generally dis?
tributed. They seem never to travel
far, only a few hundred yards.
10. A most common and danger?
ous domestic mosquito in the South
and the tropics is Stegomyia fasciata,
which is the natural conveyor of yel
11. All .msquitoes are known to
bite more than once, as can be seen
by observation and is proved by the
transmission of disease from ' an in?
fected person to a new subject.
12. Mosquitoes are a needless and
dangerous pest. Their propagation
can be largely prevented by such
methods of dr?inage or filling of
wet areas, removal, emptying, or I
screening of water receptacles, spray?
ing standing water with oil where
other remedies are impracticable. At?
tention should be paid to cisterns,
house vases, cesspools, road basins,
sewers, watering troughs, roof gut?
ters, old tin cans, holes in trees, mar?
shes, swamps, and puddles. As ma?
larial mosquitoes may be 'bred in j
clear springs the edges of such places |
should be kept clean, and they should j
be stocked with small fish. The
breeding and protection of insective
rous birds, sueh as swallows and
martins, should be encouraged.
Thorough screening of houses and cis?
terns is necessary to prevent the
spread of malaria or yellow Lever. The
continued breeding of any kind of
mosquitoes, with the attendant me
nanee to public health and to the
life and comfort < t man and beast,
is therefore the result of ignorance or
The city schools will resume work
on the 17th. The Superintendent will
be at his office -rn Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of next week for the
purpose -f examining and classifying
A Mosquito Brief.
MASSACRES IX RUSSIA.
Horrible Butchery ci' Men and Wo?
men By Drunken Soldiers-Jews
the Principal Sufferers.
Warsaw. Poland, Sept. io.-Xews
from Siedlce indicate that a massa?
cre has been in progress there since
Saturday. It is the first occurring in
Russia since the Kishineff horror.
Atrocities which beggar description
have been committed and the end is
not yet in sight. Fighting has been
resumed an^ ?t is feared there will be
terrible loss of life and untok dam?
age to property before order can be
restored. Over 300 have been killed
and many wou.ided. Many of the
victims are women. Z^ost of the vic?
tims are Jews, although Christians
who tried to protect the Hebrews
from the fury of the troops, were
shot down or bayonetted during the
outbreak. Jewish women were made
the especial victims of the drunken
soldiers, many being assaulted in the
open streets. The scenes on the streets
United States Cruiser Sent to Search.
For Cuban Filib7isters.
Washington, Sept. ll.-The cruiserT
Desmoines, which left Norfolk yes?
terday afernoon under sealed orders,,
is believed to be on her way down
the coast in search of Cuban Filibus?
ters and incidentally to protect the
steamer Maria Herrerra, from Xew J
YorS to Havana, loaded with arms 1
and ammunition for the Cuban gov?
ernment. The Desmoines was orig?
inally scheduled co go to Santo Do?
Officers of Battleship Alabama WiH
Be Tried On Account of Accident.
Washington, D. C., Sept. ll.-Sec?
retary of Xavy, Bonaparte, this
morning formally ordered the court
martial of Capt. Samuel P. Comlay,.
commanding the battleship Alabama,
and Lieutenant Alfred V. Pressley,.
deck officer of that ship at the time
of the recent collision with the Ill?
inois off Newpy-rt. The action of
Secretary Bonaparte is in accordance
with the recommendations of the
board of inquiry, which investigated
Greenville Wants AU.
Greenville has or aspires to so>
many offices that it is hard to enum?
erate them all off-hand. Yesterday we
missed one of the most important
that county has-that of one of the
r?ilroad commissioners-a place nTied
by Maj. John Earle. Thus the county
will have the adjutant generalship,,
school superintendency and railroad
commissioner. That is surely enough
for one county at one time. Green?
ville ought to be satisfied, but it-isn't
It wants, also, the governorship. It'
is bad policy having alii officials from
one section^ not to mention one coun\
ty. Our neighboring county, Sumter,
has been outside the breast-works for
some time. Not since Moise was ad?
jutant general in 1876, as we recall,
has it had a State office. It is true
other counties have had none, but we
mention Sumter because she offers to
the people for the governorship one
of the best" men in the state, however
he may be viewed. South Carolina
will honor Itself by having such a
man as governor. So when Sumter
gives such a man as Manning she
ought by all means have considera?
tion in the distribution of offices. At
any rate Greenville has more than
her just proportion, and while secur?
ing a mere equal distribution by
electing Manning the state will have
a governor in whom it will always be
proud; than whom no better mart
could be selected if we had the whole
country to choose from.^-Columbia
The State quarantine station ?n
Fort Johnson Reservation has been
leased to the Federal government. It
wild be used as a marine hospital.
f Hakes biliousness and
J bad complexions. Then
[where's your beauty?
[Keep the system in good
condition by taking
AXD TOXIC PELLETS
which gently assist Na?
ture in eliminating the
poison, make good blood
and good digestion and
[will keep the roses in
Try One To-night
Money back if not
25c at any
DURANT'S DRUG STORE.