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Saturday's paper Friday after
Ptsgah. Aug. 11.?The warm and
ip weather for the last week hat
beneficial to cotton. All late
?ps are doing well.
Yesterday was a hot day right and
A sight of part of the crops on
both the State farms show that they
?are very flue. I hope to see all the
crops soon on both farms and will
The meeting that was to be held
at Swift Creek church this week is
tponed on account of sickness
mg the membership of the
Mrs. W. R. Gardner of the State
term Is very 111 and Is gone to the
fcaftrmary In Columbia for treat
tr. Cole filled his pulpit at Pisgah
Bonday Me had just returned from
a fine meeting at Westville. Said
?Teat crowds attended the services.
The house could not near hold the
Great Interest Is manifested in the
dispensary election. A number of
?people would like for it to continue
la easy reach to them and still a
sramber for the dollars in It irrespect?
ive of the moral Issues involved.
< The article by Mr. Wlnn in Mon
eJay's Item should be an eye-opener
so those who believe that whiskey
no harm. Many of us knew
he so sadly speaks of who went
?sown under Its terrible Influence.
How many fathers are there In Sum
r who want their bright little boys
teenpted by the evli Influences of
The new public road is finished
and the gang has worked the road
from Bracey's old mill to near Prof-i
dteace. It Is now doing some work
on the Columbia road.
Freeman vs. Holland for breach of
contract was tried at Rembcrt yes?
terday, which resulted In conviction.
Sentence, $15 fine or twenty days
Imprisonment Prisoner I? out on
bond for a few drys to see If he can
.raise the money.
Mr. E. H. Rhame. Jr.. of Sumter.
f-ame up Saturday to visit relatives
aad friends. He returned home
Tuesday morning. He said he had e.
delightful time, especially with the
young ladles. We hope he will com.
again soon and stay longer.
* -Mrs. J. L. (Hills went to the State
farm today to visit Mr. W. R. Gard?
Mr. B. C. DuPre spent the day in
Lynchburg. Aug 14.?Little May
Stable, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
T. McLeod, after less than three days'
ies fell sweetly asleep to wake no
?re. last svenlng about 7 o'clock,
a malady that bid defiance to
human skill. She will be Interred at
Lynchburg cemetery this after
at 4 o'clock.
She was about five years old, and
a most lovable and affectionate
child, of unusual devotion to her pa?
rents. Thin in indeed a sad death, as
ehe was almost Idolized by the fam?
ily, who have the heartfelt sympathy
of the entire community. Drs. Mc?
Leod. of Florence, Alford, of Wlsacky.
and Tarrant. of this place, did all
that man could do to save her, but,
I. the grim reaper claimed her.
it sweet bud, too pure for earth,
"Transplanted ere Its prime,
Blooms now where It will e'er be fair,
And always violet time:"
W EDO EH ELD.
Wedgefleld, Aug. 16.?Your corres?
pondent hn? read with a good deal of
Interest the arguments for prohibi?
tion and the dispensary, etc.. and es?
pecially good was the artlcl? by Mr.
Wlnn. I have no doubt through that
the majority of the qualified voters In
Snmter county will cast their ballots
tomorrow for prohibition. I can't
believe ii majority will sacrifice prin?
ciple to the extent of Intrenching
epon our county an Institution to con?
tinuity degrade Its cltlscn*hlp.
Mr. L. T. Blllups spent the past
week at bis home near Summerton.
Miss Carrie Seay. of Columbia, is
the charming guest of Miss Nan.
Mlaees Beaale end Celeate Hughson.
-of Sumter. apent yeaterday here with
Mrs. J. H. Aycock and Miss Bettio
Aycock ieft for Ellerbe Springs, N.
C, on last Friday for a stay of sev?
Rev. S. E. Rose, who has been eon
ducting a revival meeting in | the
Methodist church here for the pastor,
Rev. F. O. Whitlock, the past week,
brought it to a close last night. There
were several additions to the church,
and the services were enjoyed.
Mr. A. E. Aycock, Jr., left on Sat?
urday to Join his mother and sister,
Mrs. A. E. Aycock and daughter, Miss
Bessie, at Harris Springs.
Mr. J. B. Crouch, who spent the
past two weeks in the mountains of
North Carolina, has returned home.
Mr. Frank Moffatt, of Manning,
spent yesterday in town.
II ASK ELL BI'.'xINS PROSECUTION
Oklahoma Governor Brings Counter
ctMurgee Against Federal Marshal
and Grand Jury.
Muskogee. Oklahoma, Aug. 16.?
Charges of misconduct made today
against United States Marshal Victor
by Gov. Haskell will be pushed vig
orously according to an announce?
ment tonight by Pilney'L. Soper, Gov.
Gov. Haskell will ise every effort,
it was stated, to have the marshal
and several grand Jury members
brought to trial.
The case probably will be argued
at Ardmore some time in October be?
fore Jude Marshal of Salt Lake.
The sensational allegations were
contained In the motions held in the
federal court here today to quash the
Indictments of Gov. Charles N. Has?
kell and five others, in connection
with the alleged town lot frauds.
Geo. W. Strawn, J. Dixon, J. C. Bur?
gess, A. G. D?nas and W. T. Bailey,
who were members of the grand jury
which returned the indictments, are
charged with deliberately seeking to
go on the Jury with a view to return?
Doings at Dalzell.
Dalzell, Aug. 17.?We are having
some very warm weather, but the
hot sun today Is lust what we need
for the fodder, which we are trying
to finish up. Cotton is opening rap?
idly and we will soon be picking.
Rev. Mr. Letch and Mr. Marshall
oi rived on Saturday and begun their
meeting at Dalzell in the new church
on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
They have service every morning at
11 o'clock and at 8.30 in the evening.
The meeting is growing in interest
and we trust that much good may re?
sult therefrom. The meeting will
continue all this and probably all
next week. The song service is im?
proving. Mr. Marshall leads the
singing, and he Is fine, while Mise
f.inline Woodley presides at the
organ, and most of the young folks
and some of the older ones sing in
the choir. The new church is ver>
comfortal le, large and well ventilat?
ed, and has a large seating capacity.
The good people of Sumter and the
surrounding country will find a warm
welcome, and are invited to attend
Mrs. J. M. Woodley and daughter
of Sumter. are spending a short Willis
at their old home here, while Mr
Woodley makes frequent visits out
KILLED BY FALL.
De'Witt Wiggins of Marlon Dies a*
Result of Injuries Received While
Marlon, Aug. 16.?DeWitt Wiggins
a uon of Mr. H. H. Wiggins, accident?
ally fell from his bicycle on Main
street last night, and several hours
lat:er died from the effects of the fall.
The young man was riding down
Main street near the pavement when
the chain of the bicycle broke, thus
throwing him violently against the
pavement. Though his head struck
the pavement with considerable force,
he was not unconscious for some
time, and It was thought he was not
seriously hurt. A htle later, howev?
er, his condition became*more alarm?
ing, and medical aid was at once
summoned. Everything possible was
done for the young man, but he died
at about 12 o'clock. The Immedlnl"
cause of death was a ruptured blood [
vessel in the head.
STORM IX CHARLESTON.
Electrical Disturbance Accompanied j
by Forty-eight Mile Wind, Tempo?
rarily stops Motors.
Charleston, Aug. 16.?Charleston
was visited this afternoon by a se?
vere thunderstorm accompanied by
a high wind and a heavy rain. The
wind reached a maxium velocity of
t miles, blowing at this rate for
five minutes. The operation Of the
cars and machinery at many es?
tablishments, Including the postofllce,
using electric motors, was suspended
for a time or permanently by dam?
ages by lightning. The wind did not
do any appreciable damage except to
scare some timid people.
PROHIBITION OR DISPENSARY?
Opi>osed t<> Both, But Wants a Law
to Punish Those Who Insist on
Making a Nuisance of Themselves
and Causing the Innocent to Suffer
by Excessive Drinking.
I beg leave to say the "Song of
Wine" is a forgery. Wine was not
the author of lt. I do not say this
for a joke, or out of disrespect to any
one, but because I know that neither
the wine nor any friend of the wine
ever wrote or sung such a song. It Is
also a slander for it makes the wine
responsible for the sins which the
Scriptures teach us are caused by
stubbornness, rebelliousness, disobe?
dience, foolishness and wicked imag?
inations of the heart. My excuse for
defending the wine is that I do so
with the Bible, the greatest and most
reliable source of information on all
questions of right and wrong, in my
hands, and from it I learn that the
wine is innocent, and that it is those
who disregard the warnings and dis?
obey the commands given concerning
the use of wine and strong drink that
are guilty, and trying to excuse or
cover their sin by implicating some
other person or some inanimate thing
Is of no benefit whatever to them. It
is a hard and bitter task to have to
say to one of our brightest, best and
best loved that they are stubborn, re?
bellious, disobedient or foolish, but
when we know that a friend is guilty
of any of these things, we had much
better tell him so, and as St. Paul
said to Timothy, "Them that sin re?
buke before all, that others also may
fear." Trying to force them to do
right by putting those things by
right by putting those things by which
they transgress out of their reach will
not save their souls. They must ac?
cept salvation of their own free will.
The young man who wanted to know
what he might do to inherit eternal
life must have been of good family
and position, for he had great wealth
and was a ruler among his people.
He must have been good and dutiful
for he had observed the command?
ments, including that which says,
thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy?
self, from his youth up, and lovable,
for the Lord loved him when he be?
held him. But he lacked one thing,
he had the lust which has destroyed
more men and women than the lust
lor liquor, and to inherit eternal life
he must overcome it. The Master
was able and willing to help him.
but the thought of such a thin:-:
grieved him and made him sad, and
he departed from the Divine presence
very sorrowful. He could have saved
himself so easily, hut he didn't. Will
anyone venture to say that it was
mockery or worse than mockery
when the Savour tured away from
his sorrowful face without as much
as one word of persuasion and said,
how hardly shall they that have rich?
's enter into the kingdom of God. No
Indeed Cod will not be mocked, "and
they that worship Him must worship
Him in spirit and in truth." What
is said in Matthew 5: 28 applies to
drunkenness as much as to any other
lust, and from these words of Christ
we learn that a man may be a drunk?
ard in his heart and guilty in the
sight of God without touching, tast?
ing or handling liquor.
It is very likely that every person
mentioned by Mr. Wlnn in his article
had heard of total abstience, but I
?tm not so sure that the gallant sol?
dier T. B who was taken from the
railroad track in baskets; O, who died
an imbecile, and I, who died by his
own hand ever heard that Christ
Himself said, "take heed to your?
selves, lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting, and
drunkenness, and the cares of this
life, and so that day come upon you
The Bible does not command or
commend prohibition or total absti?
nence, and if those who wish to teach
temperance would let them alone and
teach it as we find it taught in the
Scriptures, they would have good
reason to hope for better success in
combatting the liquor evil, especially
If there was a law to punish those
who insist on making a nuisance of
themselves and causing the innocent
to suffer by excessive driking.
If I had a friend who was willing
to give his right arm to lie freed from
the liquor habit. I know that I
would much rather trust a reforma?
tory where he might be detained an.l
cured than to trust a prohibition law
which would keep sober and law
abiding citizens from using liquor,
while the blind tigers were providing
the weak brothers with all the willst
key they want, and if I had a hus?
band, brother or son who was a
drunkard. I am sure I would be glad
to have the law help me to do for
him that which he would not do for
himself, and I could not do ahme.
Even if he were made to pay for all
the trouble and expense by working
on the chalngang, if he could not pay
in any other way, It would be less
expensive than the liquor which
would cost him his health and might
cost him his life.
It was all right for the Savior to
say they that are not for me are
against me, for His mission was to.
preach for right against wrong, hut
this saying will not apply to the case
of prohibition against the dispensary,
for there are many people who are
against both and I am one of them.
I do not wish to say anything from
a political standpoint and I have
heard no one defending the dispen?
sary in the Dam? of Christianity,
therefore I have said nothing about
it. but I hate the dispensary law be?
cause it has made many citizens of
the State in which I was born, and
where my home has always been,
liquor dealers and providers for the
drunkard's lust, against their will,
and that the profits from the dis?
pensary have been so used that the
poor who are unable to educate their
children are compelled to partake of
them or be. prohibited from sending
their cW.dren to the public schools is
still greater cause for hatred of the
law; but of the two evils it is the
lesser, for in spite of all denials and
lack of intention on the part of those
who advocate them, prohibition and
teetotalism charge God with foolish?
ness and injustice, for He created the
alcohol, and it was He who first
placed wine and strong drink within
the reach of men, and His promise
to give them as a reward for obedi?
ence is a good reason why Christians
should feel that they have a perfect
right to all they need of them for
any purpose save drunkenness.
To be accused of mockery and
worse than mockery only reminds me
that St. Paul was accused of insanity,
that the eleven on the day of Pente?
cost were accused of drunkenness,
and that our blessed Lord Himself
was accused of being in league with
the evil one, and I am thankful that
I can, without any ill feeling, imitate
their example of patience and for?
bearance, but to have any one think
I am a politician working for the dis?
pensary in order to get money to ed?
ucate my children is a mistake which
I cannot allow to pass without cor?
R. F. D. No. 4, Sumter, Aug. 16. |
Cow Feed Costs $10 Less a Year In
While the United States Depart?
ment of Agriculture figures that it
costs forty-five dollars per year to
feed a dairy cow, the Georgia Expert'
ment Station selected four herds in
different sections of the State and
had the owners keep exact record of
all feed. They found that it cost
thirty-five dollars per cow, and this
can be cut down, for very little silage
There is no better market for dairy
products than our Southern cities.
The twenty-fourth report of the Uni?
ted States Department of Agriculture
says that fifty Southern cities use an?
nually $?2,957,882 worth of Northern
and Western dairy products, and wo
can produce it on our farms cheaper
than they can on theirs.
Butter takes practically nothing
from the soil, and when we feed
cotton setd meal with our home?
grown feeds we put back into the
soil in the manure far more than *b
taken out by hay and corn as feed
for the cows.
We have been dairying on our farm
seven years. We have a very neat
I dairy barn to hold twenty cows, with
cement floor, stanchions, etc., a silo,
a dairy house and a herd of pure
bred cows. We have not invested a
cent in these improvements except
what the cows have earned for us.
Our farm is easily producing one bale
of cotton per acre without the use
of any commercial fertilizer except
potash and phosphoric acid, where
it originally produced not more than
one-half bale with complete fertilizer.
?Felix Williams, in Progressive
ELECTRIC STORM IN SPART AX
Frank J. Moonoy Hit by Bolt at Spar?
enburg Junction?A. P. Sitton
Shocked In His Homo.
Spartanburg, Aug. 16.?The county
was visited by the heaviest rain and
the most severe electrical storm of
the season last night.
Frank J. Mooney, fireman on a
Southern railway freight, was struck
by lightning while his engine was
taking water at Spartanburg Junc?
tion and rendered unconscious. He is
III the city hospital here alive, but
A. P. Sitton, an employe of the
local street railway company, was
badly shocked, the lightning having
struck his residence on Weldon
?Be sure and take a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera, and
Diarrhoea Remedy with you when
starting on your trip this summer.
It cannot be obtained on board the
trains or steamers. Changes of water
and climate often cause stidden at?
tacks of diarrhoea, and it is best to
be prepared, sold by w. w. sibert.
Captain J. J. Townaendi of the
schooner Josephine, which Is In
Charleston port from Baltimore, was
shot and probably mortally wounded
Saturday. Antonio Arletano, a tailor,
was held for the shooting, but he de?
nies the charge.
Sumter, S. C.
I !E are cleaning Up stock prior to
going to market. If you need anything
in Muslin Underwear now is your time to buy. This
is the opportunity to save money.
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BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
The Call of the West.
Congressman Stevens of Minnesota
has been comparing statistics with
the officials of the agricultural de?
partment and concludes that the
farmers of the West are in need of
50,000 harvest hands. The cry for
help is usually heard at this time of
the year. The farmers of the West
always need men; they never get
enough. However, they are a little
more particular now than they were
a few years ago as to what sort of
men are sent them. They have found
from bitter experience of former har?
vest seasons that the tramp laborer
is worse than no one at all. Farmers I
now demand that their helpers come |
to them with an intention to stay at
least long enough to learn something
of the requirements of the work and
to acqiure some degree of efficiency
by experience. The rly-by-night
workman is wanted in no industry,
least of all upon the farm at harvest
There can be no question that many
thousands of Americans would imme?
diately better their condition were
they to answer this call from the
West, if they would leave the blight?
ing intiuejjees of congested center!
and enter into the life of the free,
open country. Some 65 per cent, of
the people of the I'nited States live
In cities and villages, leaving but a
meagre 35 per cent, to produce the
country's food supplies. The propor?
tion Is unfortunate and has become
a growing menace.
James J. Hill, who is an economist
as well as a railroad wizard, says
that the present drift to the cities
will continue until the food supply
begins to lag behind the demand
Then it will take no argument to
persuade people that the country of?
fers them more return for their ef?
forts than do the centers of popula?
tion. The day which Mr. Hill fore?
sees is still distant, thanks to the
phenomenal richness of the country.
But it would be a material assistance
to still further averting its inevitable
coming were people today to look
upon the subject of the city drift of
population sensibly and do what they"^
could to direct the stream the other
way. The call of the West for work?
men has a deep significance.?Cleve?
land (O.) Dealer.
Convict Has Peculiar Death.
Anderson, Aug. 14.?John Dean
Hall, a negro about 43 years old,
died at one of the county convict
camps a day or so ago under rather
peculiar circumstances. He had
made an attempt to escape from the
gang late In the afternoon, when
one of the guardl fired on him. The
bullet went wide of the mark, how?
ever, never having been intended to
strike the negro. He ran on for 30
or 40 yards and fell In a clump of
bushes, and when found a short time
afterward was paralyzed from his
v ast down and helpless. A physi?
cian was summoned and declared
death to be the result of apoplexy,
probably brought on by excitement.
The coroner matte an investigation,
but after taking a few sworn state?
ments of those who had seen the
negro*? condition before his death
ordered that he be burled. Hall was
serving a sentence of ninety days.
?When the digestion is all right,
the action of the bowels regular,
there is a natural craving and relish
for food. When this is lacking you
may know that you need a do<e of
Chamberlain's stomach and Liver
Tablets. They strengthen the dlfS*>
tlve organs, improve the appetite and
regulate the bowels. Sold by W. W.