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ADVANCE IN 601 ION.
RALLIED AND REGAINED EARLY
The Closing Ton* Was Firm?
Figaro? l m hange* I to Six Pointt
Not Higher for Day?Trading Quiet
la Later Semloni
New York. Aug. 5.?Early weak
In today's cotton market was
followed by a rally and the closing
tone wes firm with prices net un?
changed to ? points higher. The mar
hot opened steady at an advance of 5
points on August, but generally 2 to
4J points lower, and 1 neide of the tret
half hour sold off to a net low of 1-2
to 1-4 points on the active months.
The decline reflected a renewel of
hear pressure end the execution of
atop loee ordere which had been re?
ceived by commission houses over?
night, probably In response to re
emseto for additional margins. Once
this forced liquidation had been ab
eorUd the market steadied around
It.94 for January?a shade above the
yarn figures of yesterday?and later
Improved on foreign buying, local
ball support end covering. The de?
tailed Texas weather reports showing
no precipitation and continued high
temperature, with the forecast for
generally clear weather in that State
tomorrow, and reports that continen?
tal buying ordere In the local market
were foe the purpose of hedging
age Is st future spot requirements, un?
doubtedly helped the improvement*
while there may have been some buy?
ing In the late trading on reports that
the tariff bill bed pernsd the eenete.
At the high point of the afternoon
Jenuary sold at It.It and the cloee
was 12. II bid. Trading wee active
here at the start bet became rather
quiet later, and notwithstanding the
Improvement In prices sentiment re>
saaiaed mere or lern mixed, with beere
meeting the bullish reports concern?
ing further crop deterioration la Tex?
an by claims that It would be impos?
sible to absorb the early new crop
naevsment around the present level.
Receipt? at ports today 172 bales
against 1.1 If last week end 1,411 lest
pear; per the week 11.000 bales,
against 14.14? last week and 21,183
Today's receipts at New Orleans II;
bales, against 111 last year.
Cotton spot cloeed quiet; middling
uplands 12.10; middling gulf 12.11.
Futures opened steady and closed
The Farmer Got Back.
Be was a long, lean, lanky fellow
vrtth e complexion as brown es e bor
.ry and an eye as blue as the summer
Ohles. Any one looking et him for the
firet time could hardly have failed to
gums that he came from that se< lion
of the country where mother's pies
are as good and. therefore, as pop?
ular a? they ever were, and as he en?
tered the hotel end planked his car?
pet bag on the counter the room clerk
winked at the fellows about the office,
ae much as to say. "Watch me* dasei?
"Oodd morning, sir," he mid polite?
"afornin." mid the farmer. "Got a
place where a fellow can sleep here?"
"Yet. I guem so/' said the clerk.
*'Do you want a room with a bath?"
"Wa-al I dunno." said the farmer.
"It all dspeada, If your room Is ?o
all-fir* l dirty they need a bath, I
reckon I do."?Harper's Weekly.
?People with chronic bronchitis,
asthma and lung trouble, will find
greet relief and .comfort In Foley's
Honey and Tar. snd can avoid suffer?
ing by commencing to take It at once.
W. W. Sibert
A new member of congress from
one of the rural districts of Michigan
was ambitious to distinguish himself
by bin oratory, and accordingly
watched for a favorahle opportunity.
At length an occasion presented Itself.
A gBOttofl was made in the house for
ffjforctng the execution of some
statute, whereupon the Orator In
efnbryo rose solemnly up, and, effc r
giving three loud hems, spoke as fol
l-"\ * W i l.i \;\\\ *
eg have we no laws? If we have n<?'.
laws, ami they are not observed. t<>
what i d or those taws made
laying he sat down, his eheei
benvtmi hitch with conscious 00*00
ju ln-? iMtly <"'tx, the ?down <>f
the h"use. with . twinkle in his gpe,
agjd <:? 11 trod hit thosjghti in
words: ".Mr. Speaker, did th?
Igssjotablc genth men who spoke last
speek to t|.- purpose of not ?poali to
the psjrpossT ir he fid get speak to
the purpose, to what purp cot did be
That parttculsr orator never trou?
bled tie- h'MMe auuin. St. L??uls
ilw Olm 4 of |?llcne?s.
I )lei ' m r.s trouble fco* imy
one Its ?he ame with a lasy 11\ ? r.
It cau-? - rontlpatlon, headm h? ,
Jaundl? e. sallow compexllon, pimples
end HotoheOi loss of appetite, nausea,
but Dr. K log's New Life Pills soon
banish liver troubles and build up
your health. 2f?c at Slbert's Drug
August gqiion mi
REGISTERED NET GAIN OF ELE?
September Also Advanced?Other Po?
sitions Unchanged to Two Point?
Higher After Continued Nervous
New York. Aug. ?.?The cotton
market showed continued nervous?
ness today and after a sharp early ad?
vance reacted with the close today
at a |et advance of 11 points on Au?
gust U of 5 points on September,
but gHfrally unchanged to S points
The opening was steady at an ad?
vance of 4 to t points In response to
better cables than expected and con?
tinued dry. hot weather in the South?
west During the early trading the
market developed considerable
strength as a result of covering, for?
eign buying and fresh support
through commission houses. The de?
tailed Texas weather report showing
very high temperatures, and the
Western belt forecast for clear to
partly cloudy weather promoted the
advance, together with reports that
part of the foreign buying was In ths
way of hedging against new crop re?
quirements. The upward movement
was checked around 12.11 for Jan?
uary, by a general bear pressure, and
realising by local speculators who had
bought at the opening. There was no
change In the general character of
crop or weather news, but the market
became unsettled during the after?
noon and at one time the active
months were about 4 to ? points net
lower. January closed at 12.20 bid.
the final rally being the r ault of cov?
ering. Cables from Liverpool Indi?
cated that part of the buying there
was taking in hedges agalast 1S.000
bales of cotton which had been de?
stroyed In a Are at UHan.
Receipts at the ports today 14.679
bales, against 1,417 last week and 5,
iti last year. For the week 18.000
bales, against 4.I4T last week and 21.
ttt last year. Today's receipts at
New Orleans 767 bales, against 178
Cotton spot closed quiet, 10 points
higher; middling uplands 11.70; mid?
dling gulf 11.18; sales 7.48t bales.
Futures opened steady and closed
By the Devil Delivered.
'This here publishing a Congres?
sional Record." says the Old Man,
"Is all right, I reckon?and us print?
ers orten't to kick, but It sure does
put the kibosh on the Congressional
orators nowadays! Time wus when
If a feller hsi anything to say he
laid awake nights framln' up his
speech fer a week ahead. He know
ed he'd be listened to by all his fel?
ler law-makers, and applauded or
hissed when It was through. He was
allus wondering how his talk would
take?and whether he'd get out of
the Halls of Congress all In one piece
or in sections, when he was through.
"But now?! Say. kid, it's shame?
ful! A feller frames up his chatter
and prsnces into the Capital ready to
deliver a gem o' llterachure, when
some sleepy guy seys, 'I move we give
the gentleman from Oskaloosa leave
to print' And that settles It! Leave
to print means that they don't have
to listen?they can read it In the Re?
cord. If they feel like It!
"It's a great gag fer the tired and
overworked Congressmen?but It's a
blame good thing that It wasn't the
fashion when Pat Henry made his
famous speech! If the Record had
been runnln' then, we'd never know
ed he rather be dead than doin' time
in jail! Ain't It tho truth?"
THE FACETIOUS TRAVELER.
"How do you like Plttsburg?"
"It soots me."
"Do you think Boston Im a great
"It has bean "
Did you find Philadelphia the place
of Mleep they say It Is?"
"Not for me; everybody else snor?
ed so loud I couldn't."
Mli Washington a good plaee to
"How did you find Chicago?"
"DMn'fl have to; it was there when
"How were ths mountains back
"How did they tv :it you in New
? \ii ins Ums M
"Well, I'm glad t'> see you're hack.'
"How dOSg it look?"
??Mow dost n hal lobk ?M
"My haek; I've never seen it."
It was then that the assault to >!
place, but lbs court, on hearing th<
evidence) decided that it was Justins
Mr. Tat't must have feathers on hi.
-not the kind that quill pens art
made of?Just pin feathers. If h
hasn't the feathers on his pedal ex
tiemltles, he will certainly veto th
Aldrlch tariff bill.
NO ?UWNW6HU REVISION.
SO SAYS TARIFF EXPERTS CON?
CERNING NEW BILL.
New Rates Are Higher?Conflict of
Opinions of Taft and Tariff Ex?
Washington, Aug. 6.?President
Taft's claim that congress has revised
the tariff down did not look well in
parallel columns in the newspapers j
this morning with numerous stories
to the effect that the steamships I
made a race against time across the
ocegn In an effort to get their cargoes j
uglier the custom house wire before
tmt new tariff should become effec?
tive. There could have been no such
racing with downward revision. In
fact the president's statement in jus?
tification of his signing the new tariff
bill did not make very much of en
impression anywhere, for it is uni?
versal testimony of all the tariff ex?
perts that the rates in the new bill
impose average duties of nearly S per
cent In excess of those levied by the
Dingley law. ,
The president in his statement ad?
mitted that the bill was not perfect,
but he evidently had no misgivings as
to the propriety and wisdom of his
signing the measure. He had no such
doubts as Influenced former President
Cleveland, who allowed the Wilson
bill to become a law without attach?
ing to it his signature. As a matter
of fact the new tariff bill Is the first
great and distinctive feature of the;
new administration and ths president
will share whatever of discredit or
glory attaches to the measure.
It Is not contended by any c ne that
the new tariff measure will reduce
prices to the consumer. The Republi?
can leaders are hoping that such an
era of prosperity will result from now
on as to make the public forget the
failure to revise the tariff downward,
as was promised in the campaign.
While hoping for this result, there Is
no doubt of the fact that the Republi?
cans are very much worried. They re?
alise that many of the Insurgents will
small the bill In Republican commu?
nities and on the chautauqua circuits.
They are also fearful that a big sec?
tion of the Republican press will join,
In the attack. Senator LaFollette
gave notice In the senate yesterday
that he is going out on the werpath
and will assail the bill. '
Thus the great Republican party,
long united on the tariff question and
long dependent for Its popularity' and
power on the stregnth of that Issue
with the country,Ms plunged Into an
acrid joint debate with itself.
The Democrats are returning home
mighty hopeful of carrying the house.
Champ Clark said today he did not
see how te Democrats could loose
SLASHES NEGRO'S THROAT.
Mrs. Mamie Lawson Uses Knife on
Negro Porter Who Enters Her
Room in Gainesville Hotel.
Gainesville, Ga., Aug. 6.?Edwin
Matthews, colored, night porter at a
local hotel, early this mroning had his
throat cut by Mrs. Mamie Lawson
for entering her room through a win?
Mrs. Lawson arrived last night
from Jefferson, Ga., and was assigned
to her room, Matthews being direct?
ed* by the night clerk to perform this
Later Matthews knocked on the
door and asked to enter to see about
a key. which he did.
Mrs. I<awson became uneasy after
the negro left and fastened her door
securely, the negro having acted
Between 1 and 2 o'clock this morn?
ing she was awakened by some one
sitting on the side of her bed. She
instantly grabbed a knife which she
had placed under her pillow and cut
the negro's throat, inflicting a serious
Matthews was then carried to the
county Jail, where he was kept until
3 o'clock this afternoon, when Sheriff
Crow carried him to Atlanta for safe
keeplAgi Intense feeling having been
engendered by the negro's acti?n. ,
(As the Practical Poet Sees It.)
Somewhere "between the dawn and
There Is b quiet hour.
When Love looks deep Into your eyes
From out his U afy lower;
Somewhere he w;nt< to come to you,
Lovo-timid and love-wis??
sees e sses
Bui it might hasten things a bit,
ii you would advertise!
W ie n a women burns her hand she
says, * < i dear!" and then forget*
aboul it until her husband comes
loon.' and she can show the blister.
When a man horns his hand the
whole neighborhood knows it.?Com?
Life la full of ups and downs, but
the mors you look up when you arc
down the less you'll Und a need for it.
See our stock before you buy your seeds. Now is the
time to sow RUT A BAG A SEEDS. We carry only the
best seeds for planting. In fact they are grown by a
man by the name of PLANT, so you see they must
The clearest evidence that we can give is that we have
so many calls for jars that it is hard for us ta keep them
them in stock. We have some in transit and a few on
hand. Extra rubbers, tops, etc. We have every commodity used in pickling, such as spices,
vinegar and peppers.
We can help you keep your money in your pocket. This statement is backed up by the
many patrons we have. If you are not already one, give us a call.
Chicken Foods, Etc.
Don't forget that we *aell the celebrated CYPHERS CHICKEN FOODB
and producta. If you bare not placed an order for aa Incubator, do to
at once, and receive it in time for your fall chickens. We can supply you
with any site Incubator on short notice. Call and get a catalogue and
be convinced that the CYPHERS INCUBATOR Is the BEST. It is the ouly FIRE-PROOF, INSURABLE Incubator
offered tor sale. You can leave it In your bed room without affecting your insurance. Ask your insurance agent
about CYPHERS GOODS. Write or call for fall particulars.
A. A. StraUSS & CO., "Where Quality Reign?."
IT WAS NOT R12FERRED.
When Lincoln's Words Were Turned
Back Upon Himself.
General Robert Avery, who was
wounded almost fatally at Chancel
lorsville and recovered Just in time
to lose his right leg at the hip on
Lookout Mountain, told an anecdote
of Lincoln which shows the great
president's appreciation of the fitness
of things and his unfailing fund of
?When I had recovered from the
effects of the amputation," said Gen?
eral Avery, "a very dear friend of
mine who had served long and faith?
fully as a regimental quartermaster
was an applicant for a position as
brigade quartermaster. He filed It
with me, and after it had been prop?
erly briefed and Indorsed I made It
my business to'put it before the pres?
ident There was a long line of peo?
ple waiting to see Mr. Lincoln when
I arrived at the White House; but
seeing I was a wounded man. he
came over to me. 'I'll take my turn,
Mr. President,' I said, and he turned
to receive his visitors.
"The man ahead of me also had a
request for an appointment?a letter
which governor Bramlett of Ken?
tucky had Indorsed 'respectfully re?
ferred to President Lincoln.'
" 'Governor Bramlett requests that
I be appointed,' said the man from
Kentucky. President Lincoln took the
letter. 'Why,' exclaimed Mr. Lincoln,
'this doesn't show that Governor
Bramlett requests anything. It says
simply "respectfully referred." That
means he just passed it along. If you
can get Governor Bramlett to request
me I'll do it "Respectfully referred"
is only a polite way of getting rid of
"He was sitting at his desk at the
time, settling lower and lower down
In his chair until only his head seem?
ed to show. I presented tile papers
of my friend. He read them and
said, 'why, yes.' Then he wrote on a
card, 'respectfully referred to Mr.
Stanton,' the secretary of war.
" 'This won't do, Mr. President,' I
said to him. 'Why not?' he asked.
'Because you have Just said to that
man from Kentucky that "respectful?
ly referred" Is a polite way of getting
rid of a person.'
"The president slowiy rose out of
his deep seated chair until he looked
seven feet tall to me, and then he be?
gan to laugh. 'You've got me,' he
said, and then he wrote on a card,
'appoint this man* "?New York
It is proposed to hold a dog show
during Fair Week, but the only class?
es of dogs Included are hounds, point?
ers, setters and collies. If we are go?
ing to have a dog show, why not have
a dog show? There are plenty of fine
dogs of other breeds in this State.
Witness the numerous fox terriers,
spaniels, mastiffs, Airedales, Irish ter?
riers, etc. There are some very fine
dogs in South Carolina, many of them
perhaps as well bred as any in the
classes which the bench show now
Insurance In All Lines.
My friends wanting either Firo
or Live Stock or Plate Glass In?
surance, will please call on me as
I represent No. 1 Companies, in
both lines. Can insure your
Horses, Mules, and Cows, in the
American Live Stock insurance
Co. by death from any cause.
W. \. BROWN,
Sumter, s. C.
E. J. & W. K.
Plans and Specifications for
all Classes of Buildings.
Personal attention given the
Supervision of all Work.
Law Range ephone 390.
Sumter, S. C.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
-ANNUAL EXCURSION TO
Washington, Norfolk, Wilmington
and to the Mountain and Seashore
Resorts of the Carolinas and
Virginia. :: :: n ::
Exceedingly low rates are offered with liberal limit.
Tickets will be first class, good on all trains, limited to
return to and including September :\ 1009.
For rates, schedules and sleeping car reservations, see
your Ticket Agent or communicate with
W. J. CKAIG, T. C. WHITE,
Passenger Traffic Manager, General passenger Agent.
WILMINGTON, N. C
If you hare farm property in Sumter or Clarendon County which
wish to sell this season, you should list it now, in order that it may be
inspected and properly advertised for the fall business. I have a number
of prospective buyers for well improved property, and if your prices iure
right, we shou'd be able to do some buslnoss.
CITY, FARM AND TIN?
IER PROPERTY HAN?
DLED. REAL ESTATE
26% N Main St.
Re Be Belsen
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY.
?ONEY INVESTEt Ml
REAL ESTATE MORT?
GAGES. LET ME INVEST
YOUR IDLE MONEY AT
7 AND; 8 PER CLNT.
Sumter, S. C.
You should join the procession and take your account to
FARMERS' BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
the number of whose patrons is growing each day, as Is evidenc?
ed by an increase In its daily exhibit of I'rom $413,967.61 on July
28th, 1908 to $525,167.91 on July 28th, 1909. This bank has both
the inclination and abl.'.ty to take care of all desirable business.
The Prosperity of the
Depends very much on the ability of its Banks to loan all the
money that can be used to advantage by our merchants, our
factories and the farmers who do business here. Money de?
posited with us does not remain idle. Help the community
and at the same time yourself by depositing your money here.
When all the money a town is working, the people are
usually all busy too.
& Bank of Sumter.
7 E receive every few days by express an assortment g
of Nunnaly's Fine Candies, in all size boxes. W
1 here is none Detter. W
8 S. Main St. a
SISERT'S DR?2 STORE.
W. W. SI BERT.
N. G. OSTEEIN, JR., Dentist.
18 West Liberty iStreet-Up Stairs.
Hours:?8.30 to 1-P. M?2 to 6.
Offloe Phono -No. 30 ? - - House Phone 382