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WE0NE8DAY, AUGUST 18, 1909.
at the PoMomoe at Sumter, 8.
C, as Second tl*** Matter.
A. 8trauss A Co.?Kirtfcan Hams.
In? PERSON AI?.
wl'*v D. J. Wlnn. Jr.. of Rlshopvllle.
b?. in the city Thursday night.
' issee Lou end LeRee Pate left
the-sdsy night for Hot Springs.
'sears. J. H. DesChamps, Vernon
r. R. E. Law and C. O Wheeler.
#ftC lUott. neve returned from an ex
10 d trip through the North and
Mtsa Belle Wsstcoat and Miss Pau?
line Williams, of Walterboro, are
visiting relatives on Broad street.
Miss Armlnus Wright has as her
guent hsr sister. Mrs. J. M. Chandler,
of Sumter. S. C, who has spent the
past month at Tste Springs. Mrs.
Chsndler will bo cordlslly welcomed
and before returning home will be
the guest of Mrs. H. M. Dunwody.?
Mrs. 8. T. Delgar has returned
from Maryland, where she has been
visiting relative.? for several weeks.
Mrs. Joe Bradham and daughter,
Miss Mavid??, from Manning. spent
several dsys In the city, as the guests
of Mrs B. J. Orier.
Mr. E. C. Haynsworth has returned
from a visit to Csesar's Head.
Mrs. Julius Westcoat has returned
from i % isit to Summervllle.
Miss Edna Broughton and Mrs. O.
B Pitts and children have gone to
the Isle of Palms for a two weeks
Mrs. C. F. Schwerin and Miss Oc
tavla Schwerin have gone to Conway
on a visit.
Misses Msmle and Hal lie Nelson
have gons to Ststeburg to spend a
wills with their aunt. Mrs. D. J.
Mr. George Berberlck. nephew of
Re v. D. Berberlck. of Charleston, S.
C, after a very pleasant visit to rel?
it) yes and friends here, has returned
^m At James D. Qulnn, formerly of
Charleston. S. C. now a student of
Mt St. Msry's Seminary, Emmets
burg. Md.. Is spending part of his va
tlou here, as the guest of Mr J W
hom ^stvr James Kin*, of Fi? reu
4r~? ?? pending a few days with the]
?i cklevers on K< ndrleH street
Mr. J. H. Chandler has returned
from (Ijenn 8prlngs.
Mr. R. Ttllts Morrison, of Mc
Clellanvllle. Is In the city visiting Mr.
R. D. Epps.
Mrs. H. C. Queries and children
of Florence, are, on a visit to Mrs.
Queries' slater. Mrs. Philip S. Finn.
10? S. Harvln street.
Mr*. Philip S. Finn has as her
guest her sister. Mrs. R. D. Sanders
and children, of Florence.
Mr. Lowell Muldrow has returned
from a weeks' visit to Wrlghtavllle
Misses Mary Alice and Maria Mb
< haux left Monday for Montreat,
N. C, for a stay of two weeks.
Mrs C. H. Dorn and Misses Ollle
Delgar and Lizzie Dlnklns have re?
turned home alter a visit to th.
mountains of North Carolina.
We are glad to report Mr. Murr
Ball I* able to be out again after a
Confinement of several weeks in the
Mood Infirmary with fever.
Mi*a Jennie Owen returned home
Misses Eunice and Maude Padgett
of Walterboro. are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. W F. Flake.
Mrs. Brown and Mitt* Myrtlce
Brown, of Columbia, are visiting Mrs*
Meters. J. O. end Franz Telch*i
le ft MondHy for Hendersonvllle
where they will spend some time.
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Burns have re?
turned to the city from Mobile, Ala.
where they have been visiting.
Mr. Eugene Wilder y. ent to At
Isnta Monday morning ?n a visit to
Minn Marie Dultant returned Mon?
day from a visit to Blshopvllle.
Miss Erwin Werber, of Berwln.
Md.. is In the city visiting Miss Alle
Moses on Wext Liberty street.
Mr. J. V. WtttfjSj is out of the city
oa a business trip today.
Mr. K. W. Ware returned to the
city Sunday after a two weeks' visit
to his family In Oreenvllle.
Mr. E. C. StublM in home from
Waynenvllle. where he has been for
Mri r L Tladale and Miss Susi?
McKlnroy have returned from Hen?
Miss Msmle Brosdway spent Sun?
day with friends at Pinewood.
Mrs. J. O. R. Wilder and son spent
Monday at Eastover.
Mise Elisabeth James returned to
her home In Atlanta Monday af
tor a pleasant visit of two weeks to
Air. and Mrs. J. G. R. Wilder.
Dr. Plurruer Clark, of Manning, |S
on a visit to his Mother. Mrs. Mary
Mr. Fred Wllliford left Sunday a'
tjrnoon for Charleston, Jacksonville
and Tampa, where he will visit relu
Lieut. G. C. Warren left Saturday
night for Camp Perry. Ohio, to par?
ticipate In the National Riflemen's
Miss Claudia Benbow has gone to
Manning to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Sturgeon have
returned from visit to relatives In
Mr. F. Wm. Capplemann, of Char?
leston, 8. C, Is spending a few days
In Sumter in the Interest of his alma
mater, Newberry College, Newberry.
Mr. Henry D. Barnett returned
Saturday from an extended tour of
the Pacific coast.
Mr. Wade W. McConnell, left this
morning for Camden where he has
accepted a position with Messrs.
Burns & Barrqtt.
Mr. D. M. Blanding has returned
to the city from Hendersonville.
Rev H. H. Covlngton returned last
night from Horse Shoe, N. C.
Mr. W. K. McCoy, of St. Charles,
apent the day In the city.
Mr. John T. Green and family have
returned from Wisacky, where they
visited relatives last week.
The following visitors were in the
city Monday: Messrs. C. R. Strother,
Bishopvllle, R. H. Anderson, Mayes
ville; C. H. Hart, Columbia; C. A.
Lee, Charleston; W. P. Wanamaker.
Manning; E. C. White and J. A.
Mr. Joseph R. Ponson, the popular
night clerk of the Hotel Sumter, is
passing his well deserved vacation In
the mountains of North Carolina.
Mr. G. Strauss, a popular and high?
ly esteemed traveling man out of
Atlanta, spent Monday In Sumter.
The Hon. O. C. Scarborough, of
Summerton, member of the General
Asaembly from Clarendon county,
and a prominent aspirant for rail?
road commissioner, Is stopping at the
Messrs. 8. R. Chandler and Louis
Lyon have gone to New York where
they will join Mr. O'Donnell and visit
the Northern markets In the Interest
of O'Donnell ft Co.
I?r. C- W RUinchard. pastor of the
Clarendon Baptist church, is in the
city en route to Ni rfolk, Va.
Mrs. Allen R. Flowers died at 3
o'clock Monday morning after a little
more than one week's Illness, being
taken 111 on Friday, August 6th with
gastritis. She was desperately 111
from the first and the disease appear?
ed to defy medical skill. Mrs. Flow?
ers was a lovable woman and will be
missed by many dear friends that
she made since coming to Sumter
about 20 years ago. She was Misa
Betty Cain of Bowling Green, Ky.,
and was visiting her sister. Mrs. L. I.
Parrott, previous to her marriage fo
Mr. Flowers. Besides her husband
she Is survived by live little children,
the youngest less than a year old.
The funeral took place at 5 o'clock
Monday afternoon from the home on
THE FIRST BALK.
Mir. J. M. Kolb, of Privateer, Selb
New Cotton at Twelve and One
Mr. J. M. Kolb, of Privateer,
brought to our city today the first
bale of this year's crop. The bal
graded middling, and weighed 534
pounds. |1 was purchased at 12 1-2
cents by Messrs. O'Donnell & Co.
MOONSHINERS IN GREENVILLE.
Officers Demolish Establishment on
Greenville, Aug. 16.?One of the
finest distilling plants which the re?
venue officers have run upon for u
long time was destroyed yesterday
by i Mlii ers Merrlck, Scruggs. Corn
and Cumpbell. The plant was on the
top of Panther mountain, about 35
miles from Greenville and within a
half mile of the North Carolina line.
The outfit was destroyed, about 220
gallons of beer and mash were pour?
ed out and a 50-gallon barrel of whis?
key was brought back to Greenville.
Married on Saturday evening, Da?
vid Wicker, young white man of
pleasing address, was arrested Mon?
day In Columbia, charged with de?
sertion from the United States army
and escaping a short month ago from
tin- federal prison in Atlanta. Wicke
Is a former resident of Columbia, but
Is originally from Charlotte, where h
enllsted as a Cnlted States cavalry
man In May. 1907.
SUMTER IS DRY.
COUNTY VOTED FOR PROHIBI?
TION BY SAFE MAJORITY.
Very Small Vote Polled and There
Appears to Havo Been Little Inter?
est Manifested?Prohibition Major?
ity 17:1 with Two PreetnoU feo Be
Sumter. 1 . 25 40
Sumter. 2.87 127
Sumter 3. 57 64
Sumter. 4 . 25 39
Shiloh. 45 31
Mayesville. 11 33
Rafting Creek. 8 21
Stateburg. 8 18
Wedgefleld. 7 33
Providence. 9 46
Privateer. 46 37
Oswego. 2 24
The above returns, although In?
complete, are sufficient to demon?
strate that Sumter county has gone
dry by less than two hundred votes
The total vote cast is the smallest on
record in Sumter county where an
issue of any importance was at stake
and it is difficult to account for the
the manifest lack of interest. It is
to be presumed that the prohibition
ists polled a full vote tor they were
well organized, made an active cam?
paign and made an effort to bring
out their vote. The result indicates
that a^ large number of voters were
absolutely indifferent to the result
and not to be counted for or against
the dispensary. It is to be hoped
that they wfrl stand, for the enforce?
ment of the law and the suppression
of the blind tigers.
The unreported precincts cannot
change the result, as they have prob?
ably not polled more than sixty to
Lee County Dry.
Incomplete returns from Lee coun?
ty give a small majority for prohibi?
tion, and it. is predicted* that the
county will go for prohibition by a
safe majority, probably about 150.
A QVIET ELECTION.
Indication* Are That Sumter Count>
Will Go Dry by Majority Exceeding
Rrom the Daily Item, Aug. 17.
The dispensary election today ..was
a quiet and unexciting contest and at
2 o'clock the Indications were that
the total vote cast at the four city
precincts would not exceed 450.
There was no excitement around the
polls, and except for a few watchers,
representing the prohibitionists, who
protested the votes of a few citizens
who failed to produce their tax re?
ceipts, there was little evidence of in?
terest. The voting went along quiet?
ly and slowly and everybody was In a
There was some confusion in re?
spect to the law as to the production
of. tax receipts during the morning,
one prominent attorney advising the
managers that the production of tax
receipts was not necessary, and quite
a number of citizens wetfje permitted
to cast their ballots without having
shown their tax receipts. Another
lawyer produced the law bearing on
the matter and also a decision of the
supreme court which declared ex?
plicitly that the production of the
tax receipt, or proof that all taxes
for the preceding year had been paid
is a prerequisite for voting. Later
on in the morning the attorney who
gave the first opinion withdrew his
advice i.nd advised that the produc?
tion of tax receipts be required. What
effect this conflict of legal advice will
h^ve on the legality of the election
remains to be seen, but as it seems
to bi a sort of go-as-you-please elec?
tion, nothing will probably be done
about It. If the dispensary should
win out, a contest of the election
would result In prohibition, but if
prohibition should win a contest
would still result in prohibition, con?
sequently it s a case of heads I win
and tails you lose for the prohibition?
While it Is impossible to forecast
th|. result of the election with accu?
racy, the general opinion Is that the
city will give a safe majority for pro?
hibition. The precincts in the county
are also counted on to give a major?
ity for prohibition. The outlook is
that Sumter county will go for pro?
hibition by a majority exceeding 160,
out of a possible vote of 1,200. The
prohibitionists are claiming a more
sweeping victory, while some of the
dispensary advocates do not admit
defeat. To those who are capable of
forming an unprejudiced opinion it
seems probable that prohibition will
carry by a small, but safe, majority.
NOW COR ENFORCEMENT.
Tito Law Which Prohibitionists Are
Morally Bound to Enforce.
Rrom the Dally Item. Aug. 17.
Conceding that Sumter will here
YOUR TRUNK IS READY!
1 HEN you get [yourself a Trunk get a good one and one
that suits you. You'll find here the best Trunks
w*jm 11 ? n"
Steamer Trunks, Dress Trunks, Men's Trunks,
Women's Trunks, Trunks for Everybody.
Sizes 30 to 38 Inches.
$4.00, $5.00, $7.50, $9.00, $10.00 up to $18.50.
RING your Trunk, Suit Oase and Hand Bag requirements here and
see how well we fill the bill.
The D. J. Chandler Clothing Co.
"THE HOME OF GOOD CLOTHES.-'
Phone 166. - - - Sumter, S. C.
Trunks, Suit Cases, Hand Bags.
after be prohibition territory it will
be illuminating to observe how the
following law will be enforced:
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
General Assembly of the State of
South Carolina, that all alcoholic liq?
uors and beverages, whether manufac?
tured within this State or elsewhere,
or any mixture by whatsoever name
called, which if drunk to excess will
produce Intoxication, are hereby de?
clared to be detrimental, and their
use and consumption to be against
the morls, good health and safety of
the State, and contraband. That It
shall be unlawful for any person,
firm, corporation or association with?
in this State to manufacture, sell,
barter, exchange, receive, accept, give
away to Induce trade, deliver, store,
keep or otherwise dispose of any spir?
ituous, malt, vinous, fermented, brew?
ed, or other liquors and beverages, or
any compound or mixture thereof
which contains alcohol and is used
as a beverage, and which if drunk to
excess will produce intoxication, ex?
cept as hereinafter provided. (The
hereinafter provided refers to pure
alcohol for medicinal or medical uses
and wines for sacramental purposes,
COAST LINE AWARDS CONTRACTS
Hush Work on Through Line to
Winston, X. C, Aug. 16.?Contract*
} were today awarded for the construc?
tion of the Southbound railway from
Winston-Salem to Wadesboro, X. C.
The road will be built by the Xor
folk & Western and Atlantic Coast
Line railways and will connect Roa
noke with Charleston, S. C. The link
will be 75 miles long and work will
begin at once. It is expected that
grading and masonry will be com?
pleted and the bridges erected by
June 1, 1910.
?In buying a cough medicine don't
be afraid to get Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. There is no danger from
it, and relief is sure to follow. Espe?
cially recommended for coughs, ooldl
and whooping cough. Sold by \V. W.
In a drunken fight on an excur?
sion train returning to Anderson
from Augusta. Robert Morgan was
thrown off the train and badly in?
Dysentery is a da serous disease
but can be cured. Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Reme?
dy has been successfully used in nine
epidemics of dysentery. It has never
been known to fail, it is equally
valuable for children and adults, and
when reduced with water and sweet?
ened, it is pleasant to take. Sold by
W. W. Slbert.
DILLON COUNTY CONTROVERSY.
Prof. Colcot'k's Survey Will Deter?
mine Correctness or Incorrectness
Marion, Aug. 16.?Prof. F. H.
Colcock, of the University of South
Carolina, who was named by Gov.
Ansel to test the survey made in the
matter of the proposed new county
of Dillon, reached Marion today and
with his assistants at once started
out on his work.
Mr. Howard Wlswall, of Charles?
ton, became thoroughly convinced
that there were some very material
errors in the map of the proposed
county and in the territory left to
the old county, and he thereupon ran
several straight lines across the
county to test the correctness of the
map. In some places he found that
^ there were errors of a half mile in
width of the county. The errors
found by Mr. Wiswall ranged from
500 feet to a half mile. This matter
was called to the attention of Gov.
Ansel and he submitted all the maps
to Prof Colcock with the request that
he make such tests as would satisfy
him as to the correctness or incor?
rectness of the survey. It is very
pleasing to the Marion people that
Gov. Ansel has selected such an ac?
complished engineer as Prof Colcock
to make the tests.
THE CRETAN CRISIS.
Cretan Administration Swears Fealty
to Greece?Force Likely to be
Canea, Island oi Crete, Aug 18.?
The provisional administration com?
mittee, to which the administration
of the ?Hand was entrusted when the
Cretan cabinet resigned Sunday, took
the oath of allegiance to the king and
kingdom of Greece today.
The action of the provisional ad?
ministrative committee in Crete in
swearing allegiance to Greece appar?
ently Indicates thut it is not the in?
tention to meet the demands of the
protecing powers to haul down the
Greece Hag and that therefore the
powers again will be forced to land
troops to insure the autonomy of the
Situation is Straincxl.
Washington, .'?ug. 16.?Mr. Fin
stein, the secretary of the American
embassy at Constantinople, has cab?
led the state department that the
to the pressure which i* being
brought to bear on the sublime porte
to demand fresh categorical explana?
tions at Athens regarding Crete and
While tlte possibility of hostilities
is said to be by no means removed, a
peaceful solution is expected.
Car? of the Corn Crop After Harvest
Probably the most Important point
to be carefully looked after in order
to insure the satisfactory curing oiT
the crop, is its proper shocking.
Too small shocks mean the expo?
sure of too large a proportion of the
stover to the bleaching and destruc?
tive effects of the sun and rain. On
the other hand, too large shocks,
especially is a moist climate when the
corn is a little too green, may prevent
the corn from curing property
Shocks a little large, however, are to
be preferred co small shocks, for
it may be safely stated that our cli?
mate is not too moist to prevent corn
curing in the shock if the corn- is
sufficiently mature and the shocks
well made. In building the shocks
two points should be especially look?
ed to. The stalks should not be stocxl
up so that they cross each other, and
the top should be tied tightly by
some means which does not twist the
shock In drawing it up preparatory to
applying the band. If the shock once
starts to twist, it will almost certain?
ly go down, or at least get in bad
condition to shed water. We believe
this twisting is generally started in
tying the band around the shocks.
Opinions differ, but our observation
favors the placing of but one band!
around the shock, and tied as high as
I it can be placed to enclose all the
tassels of the outer stalks. For a
full discussion of "Harvesting and
storing Corn," we advise our readers
to write the United States Department
of Agriculture, Washington, D. C,
for Farmers' Bulletin No. 313.
The corn should not be left in the
shocks all winter, but from four to
six weeks after it is cut, when it la
throughly cured and free from all
outside moisture from rain or heavy
dews, it should be hauled and stored.
After the corn is cured in the shoek
it may be shucked, or husked, by
hand, before or after it is hauled to
the barn, and the stover fed whole.
In this way of handling the stover
much of its feeding value is lost from
failure of the stock to consume it;
or. or it may be shucked by hand and
the stover run through a feed cutter
before it is fed. This secures a larger
feeding value from the stover, but ia
too expensive. In our opinion the
hest and most economical way to
handle the crop is to run it through
m busker and shredder. The advan?
tages of this method are that the
corn is husked by machinery and put
in the crib economically; the stover
ia torn into shreds In the best condi?
tion for feeding, and is blown by the
shredder into a barn or on to a stack
?rhere it can be stored in the least
?pace and where It will keep in the
best condition for feeding.?Progrers