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mm of Interest From all Parts of
Sumter and Adjoining Counties.
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Saturday's paper Friday after
WMacky. Aug. 11.?Fodder pulling
a* boon going on for some time, and
soon be ended. A part of the
tjeao has been nice weather for the
Catton has taken the rust on sandy
and la opening rapidly. The
rill be very short Indeed, and
are greatly discouraged.
The sheriff of Lee county. Ala.,
emsne over here last Thursday and
sou-tied Mr. C. F. Horn back with
charged with some trivial of
, The people of this section are
tadtgnant over the action of QOV. An
end In granting requisition papers
tout Inquiring Into the facta in the
A petition as to the good char
?r of Mr. Horn, signed by a large
?r of our beat citizens has been
on. None of his friends believe
a guilty, and his counsel, Hon. T.
McLaod, will go to Alabama when
> trial comes off. and his friends
for a speedy vindication.
Mrs. Melvln Williams and Mise 8.
. Lading ham have gone to Conway
? visit relatives.
Miss Marl? Williams, of Clarendon,
ir a very pleasant stay with rela
tflrse here, returned to her home last
r. J. V. Carrlgan, of Summerton,
t last week In our midst with
He has returned to- his
having enjoyed hie visit lm
Rembert. Aug. 21.?The hot. with
wlnds of the past few days are
?laying havoc with the crops.
Fodder pulling Is nearly over and
eedton picking has commenced.
Several from this section attended
eiervloes at Dalxell yesterday. We
Mope they were much benefltted and
will Impart a portion of It to their
Sunday school on next Sunday, which
sadly missed their presence on yes?
? Several from around here attended
services at PIsgah church yesterday
Mr. W. H. Freeman, superinten?
dent, and Mr. Harllee, teacher of
1 of the Sunday school at Me?
l's chapel took an active part In
?e Sunday school exercises at Pis
spak on yesterday. Mr. Harllee made
Si due Sunday school address, which
esee highly appreciated. Come again,
*lrtends, and help us, we cry.
A meeting of days commenced last
it at New Hope church. The pas
of the church. Rev. 8. H. Hat
wi'l be assisted by Rev. T. L
Mr. James A. Reames, who Is as
.aststant rural letter carrier on Route
Jfa. 2 from Rembert. 8. C, had a
tosstling around time a few days ago.
fjr. Resmes was visiting friends and
relatives several miles below Sumter
fHs services on said route were
tedly needed. His father no
him bv wire at 7 o'clock In the
saarnlng and at 11 o'clock Mr. James
Maames was at the postofnee, served
flse mall route and went six miles to
preachirg. that night. We call that
easting around In order to discharge
-wane's duty. Mr. Resmes Is an up?
right honest young man, full of en
eigy and we predict for him a bright
Mr. Marion Reames, an elder
brother. I* now residing In Georgia,
studying railroading. His bright and
snanly face Is mlMed by his many
friends who wish him success.
Statehurg. Aug. 22?Mr. Henry
Moore has gone to Philadelphia to
visit his brother, Dr. Matt. S. Moore.
M?\ Hall Ramsey spent Sunday
with hin parents. Mr. and Mrs. S. H.
Mr. Jarm* (iraham and Mr. II? y
ward were tht guests of Mr. and Mrs.
W H ItarnwHI on Sunday.
Mrs H. S CkdUird spent several
dsys with tin Misses Burgess during
the past week.
Miss Sallie A nd?T?*on has returned
to Summerton. after a pleasant visit
to the Misses Frlerson.
Mr. Frank IV limgess, having ?pent
two weeks most pleasantly at ?iU nn
Springs. Is again In Manning.
There was a very delightful hOUSO
party given by the young people of
the neighborhood, at the General
Furnter Memorial Academy. com
menclng at 12 o'clock on Thursday
nd ending on Saturday at 11 o'clock
. m. The meals were served under
the beautiful, wide-spreading oak
trees, which are near the house, and
which add so much to the beauty of
the place. Uancing. automobiling
and straw-riding were among the
pleasures enjoyed by the young peo?
ple. It was with many regrets that
this charming house-party came t<>
an end, the participants declaring
that they v OUld have another next
summer. The guests came from the
following places: Wedgefield, St.
Charles, Rembert, Sumter, Edlsto,
Charleston, Columbia, Rock Hill and
Stateburg. The chaperons were Mrs.
3am Nelson Miss Annie Burgess, Mrs
John J. Dargan.
After some Intensely hot days of
the past week, the cool change we are
now enjoying, comes as a welcome
relief, and though there may be
warm days still ahead, one can't help
feeling that the summer has spent it?
self, and that the pleasant fall weath?
er will soon be here.
Plsgah, Aug. 24.?Last week was
fodder week, and it was saved with?
out getlng wet. The rains did not
come as usual. Fodder pulling and
oat cutting generally brings It.
If any one wants any hotter weath?
er than what we have had for the
last two weeks, they must have a de?
sire to live In the lower regions after
this life. \
Cotton is opening fast. The growth
of late has been Injured by the in?
tense heat and dry weather. Peas,
potatoes and late corn are also In
If the torrid wavo in the West has
killed the boll weevil, has it not hurt
the cotton too, just like it has here'
Or does nothing hurt Texas cotton?
It seema that every drop of rain or
change of wind affects the market.
Supervisor Pitts was up here last
week on business. In fixing roads he
does not believe In piling sand on
sand and he is right. The idea is to
get the sand out of the road. There
is too much of It there-already. He
has many friends here who are al?
ways glad to see him offically or
Mr. Brunson who manages the
chalngang has done some fine work
on the Columbia road. He certainly
understands road building and man?
aging convicts. With his experience
and efficiency hla place would be hard
to All. Since he has been here he
has made many friends who will be
always glad to see him.
Mr. J. L. G?lls has gone to Greers'
Hon. E. W. Dabbs was here a
short time ago and his many friends
were glad to see him.
Rev. T. L Cole informs me he had
a fine meeting at Mlzpah church last
week, with twelve additions. Lee
County Union meets there next Sat?
Rev. S. B. Hatfleld, Jr., Is carrying
on a meeting at New Hope church
this week, assisted by Rev. T. L.
Mr. B. C. DuPre went to Sumter
Friday last and came back Saturday,
accompanied with his cousin, E. H.
Rhame, Jr., who will spend a few
days here visiting relatives and
"I told Lord Douglass that the met
of the South would never be governed
by the bayonet, that from her ashe?
would vise a mannlflcent county rich
in agriculture and manufactures, and
a citizenship descended from a long
line of lllustrous and patriotic people
who would be as loyal to the flag of
a united country as their fathers
were to that of the "Lost Cause."
So said Col. J. P. Thomas In a
political apeech in 1868. Wise and
prophetic words uttered 41 years ago.
"When reading or studying his?
tory," said a well known retired U.
S. Army officer recently to a party of
military men. "have a map in front
Of you. It will add a great deal of
Interest and enjoyment to the sub?
ject and enable you to determine why
and how the various engagements
were won or lost."
A map is a prominent and valua?
ble feature of each issue of the Wide
World Magazine. This unusual fea?
ture for a magazine is of especial
value to Wide World readers, as the
articles in that magazine are devoted
to true tales of adventure, anecdotes
and topics of Interest, the map show?
ing at a glance the locality of each
article and narrative of adventure in
Sir Frederick Treves considers that
we have practically reached the
threapeutle limitations Of the X-rays,
the high frequency current and the
Flnsen light, but that In radium w
still have More unexplored fields ol
Although S7 years old and confined
to bis hoint for the past year on ac?
count of illness. George w. Hutchin?
son, Mayor of Woodstock, Ohio, was
gbls to he down town and incidental
ly announced that he would again he
a cundidute for Mayor on the Repub?
MANNING NEWS NOTES.
James Henry Rlofl to liC<?turo on l*res
ervation of (iaino?Personal Men
Manning, Aug. 21.?Secretary Jas,
ILnryggice of the Audubon Society
of South Carolina, a splendid news?
paper man, and who has the "ac?
complishment of verse," delivered an
address on the preservation of the
game and fish of this State, and the
efforts made by his society in pro?
tecting and pre-crv'ng them. By
request he will make an address
Monday evening at 8 o'clock at the
Auditorium of the new Manning
Graded School. A large attendance
is confidently looked for.
The Hon. O. B. Martin of the Agri?
cultural Department at Washington,
will give a farm demonstration to the
boy farmers of Clarendon county
Mrs. F. H. Hursey, of Lakeland,
Fla., the former charming Miss Fan?
nie Bell, of Manning, is visiting rela?
W. Gordon Belser, Esq., of Colum?
bia, spent a few days here this week.
Miss Mabel Browne, the accom?
plished daughter of County Superin?
tendent of Education E. J. Browne,
has again the distinction of winning
the Winthrop scholarship, making a
general average of 90.
Mesdames S. A. and C. S. Rigby
have returned home from their sum?
mer jaunt in North Carolina.
Mrs. C. W. Blanchard Is visiting
relatives in Norfolk, Va.
Mrs. J. O. Gough, of Atlanta, Ga.,
who has a host of friends here, is a
guest of relatives.
Mr. D. R. Reaves, of Whigham,
Ga., is spending a while in Manning
Mrs. A. S. Singletary and children,
of Elloree, are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Legg.
Misses Gladys and Helen Thames,
after a delightful stay at Foreston
with friends, have returned home.
Mr. R. M. Burgess, of Mouzon, has
been visiting friends in Manning.
Misses Mattle and May Harvin, two
charming sisters, are spending the
remainder of the summer at Hender
sonville, N. C.
Mr. J. H. Rigby is in New York
on business and pleasure bent.
Mr. T. P. Burgess, the popula*
buyer for Alex Sprunt & Sons, Wil?
mington, spent Sunday in Sumter.
Mr. C. W. Wells, who possesses an
excellent voice, is spending Sunday in
Mrs. Seabrook and daughter, Miss
Julia, of Summerville, are the guests
of relatives and friends here.
Mrs. I. M. Bagnal and her accom?
plished and beautiful daughter, Miss:
Hattie, are enjoying the summer in
FARMERS RALLY IN LEE.
Expert Agriculturists to Speak at
Bishopville Friday and Saturday.
Bishopville, Aug. 22.?Very im?
portant meetings to the farmers of
Lee County will be held at Bishop?
ville next Friday and Saturday, Au?
gust the 27th and 28th, beginning at
10 o'clock a. m., under the auspices
of the "Farmers' Demonstration
Work of Lee County." This is a new
scheme supported partly by the Uni?
ted States department of agriculture,
but largely by private funds, whose
object Is to impress the lessons of
scientific and diversified farming by
actual demonstration of results. Act?
ual plots of lands are set apart and
farmed directly under the manage?
ment of a designated officer, who
gives these little farms his personal
attention. Then towards the end of |
season there meetings are called and
the problems of a general character
and more especially those of a pecu?
liar sectional character, their solu?
tion, and the various difficulties and
experiences of the year are discussed
to the edification and enlighentment of
all who wish to hear. It is hard to
foretell the Influence of such an or?
ganization upon agriculture if its ob?
jects can be realized, which is to
arouse the average farmer to the ben?
efits of systematic and scientific
methods of cultivation.
Mr. L. L. Baker, an Intelligent,
thorough-going and energetic farmer
of the county, la the manag, r for Lee
He reports that interest in the plan
has in a short time developed from
pronounced indifference to genuine
I nthuaslasm. He states that results
this year have been more than grati?
fying and that henceforth the work
will be greatly extended.
At the Convention (for it may be
?O called) of the week at Bishopville.
addresses will be made by Congress?
man A. F. Lever. Dr. B. T. Galloway,
chief of the bureau of plant industr>
of the United states department of
agriculture, Washington, i>. C; Dr.
a. G. Smith, of the department of ag?
riculture, specialist on leguminous
crops; B, B, Boykln, department of
Agriculture, specialist on cotton pro?
pagation: C. H. Kyle, department of
agriculture, special 1st on corn propa?
gation; Prof, J. N. Harper, of Clem
son College; Ira W. Williams depart
mont Of agriculture, manager Of farm
demonstration work for South Caroli?
na, and the Hon. O. B. Martin, man
ager of the school extension work for
It is therefore seen from this ar?
ray of eminent specialists that an un?
usual Opportunity is presented to the
farmers of the county, which, it is
hoped, they will take advantage of.
Besides, on Friday night. Mr. O. B.
Martin will give a lecture illustrated
by stereoptican views of numbers of
plants in varying degrees of sickness
and health and different stages of
development. It is expected that Au?
gust the 27th and 28th will find the
town crowded with farmers eager to
listen and learn.
Merchant Who Won't Advertise Does
Not Deserve Support, Says a Furni?
Florence, Ala., Times.
In an audience composed mostly of
the members of the Farmers' Union,
one of the speakers recently express?
ed the mutual friendship between the
farmer and newspaper in the follow?
"As a rule the farmer has no firm?
er friend than the country press. The
home paper is distinctly the farmer's
own paper, supoprted directly and
indirectly by farmers, who compose
the backbone of the subscription list
of the printer and largely for what
the enterprising merchant advertises.
Now, brother, let us not forget our
friends. Let us see that our subscrip?
tion is paid a year in advance. We
can do it.
"The man or paper that fights my
battles shall have my support. An?
other thing, the merchants advertis?
ing are the ones that make it possible
for us to get a good local paper. The
man or local firm that is too penuri?
ous to advertise and help support the
local press has no right to the farm?
"I promise hereafter to go to the
live advertisers and the man who
does his share in supoprtlng the lo?
cal press, thus contributing to my
support, rather than buy of a man
who proposes to take all and give
nothing back. If farmers as a class
would support their friends, the oth?
er fellow would soon go out of busi?
MILLIONS IN THE POLICE GRAFT
Bingham Makes Slashing Attack on
the New York Force.
I am asked to estimate the money
value of graft and blackmail In New
York each year. No one can make
such an estimate with accuracy, but
my belief is that the total is not less
than $100,000,000. During my first
year at the head of the police depart?
ment it would have been an easy
matter for me to have made $600,000
in bribe money and $1,000,000 would
not have been an excessive figure at
The power of Tammany Hall rests,
and has rested for 40 years, upon its
ability to control the police by fair
means or foul. A strong, honest, fear?
less police commissioner, supported
by police magistrates of ability and
integrity, and a mayor big enough to
conduct his office without fear or fa?
vor, can sap and utterly destroy* |
Tammany influence in ten years or
even less, provided he is empowered
/o dismiss and transfer his subordi?
nates for cause, without recourse to
I do not believe I am unfair in esti?
mating that from 1,500 to 2,000
members of the force are unscru?
pulous grafters, whose hands are al?
ways out for easy money.
That this is known by the head of
the department and apparently ignor?
ed is because the commissioner Is
only nominal head of the force, while
a policeman has office for life. Dis?
cipline and the question of vested in?
terests should be kept separate. Graft
is hidden in most city ordinances,
which were enacted to be broken so
that some one could make money
One day, shortly after my arrival
at police headquarters, an acquaint*
ance dropped into my office.
"Commissioner," he said, "there |a
a house at No. ? West 3 3d street
run very quietly. It will be worth
$10,000 a month to you?" Put the
sentence was never finished to my
As a matter of fact, the place had
never been opened, and the man had
been used as an agent to feel out the
A few months later I was offered.
$6,000 In cash and $500 a month
merely to be seen shaking hands with
the proprietor <>f an upper Broadway
The teaching of cooking is a sci?
ence in Germany, as is everything
else In that Teutonic Empire. Trav?
eling? cooking schools are now sent
about for tin* purpose of Instructing
peasants how to cook cheaply and
well, since country people cannot go
to school the Government will send
schools to them. These traveling
kitchens are now established In
Hesse, Nassau, Franconia and tin
Palatinate, us well as in Bavaria.
Sumter, S. C.
1j 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.
.25 L'd's Drawers .19
.50 M M .39
75 44 44 -59
1.00 44 44 .83
A STRONG ARGUMENT
In favor of our building materials
is that our house is the favorite
purchasing place for builders who
have the reputation of putting up
the best residences, public buildings
and stores in ' Sumter. You get
nothing but the best here, whether it
be lumber or sash and doors, and
our prices are beyond competition.
The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Factory,
J. W. McKeiver. - - Proprietor.
A MUllon Ancestors.
I asked a friend a short time back
how many ancestors he had in the
direct line twenty generations back.
After a minute's reflection he sug?
gested fifty. It may be a little sur?
prising and of interest to some of-bur
readers to learn that they each have
had more than a million ancestors
within comparatively recent years,
and that without taking into account
uncles and aunts. Starting with one's
parents, each person usually has two,
a father and a mother. The father
I had his two parents and the mother
I had hers. Thus each person has four
grandparents. One step farther and
we have eight great-grandparents,
know a case within living memory
where a man had four great-grand
parents all living. A simple calcula?
tion gives the astonishing result that
our lineal ancestors during twenty
generations number no fewer than
1,048,576, or sufficient people if all
living to populate the whole of
Prof. Frances Squire Potter, of
the Minnesota State University, was
recently chosen to be corresponding
secretary of the National Woman's
Suffrage Association, to fill the place
vacated by Miss Gordon of New Or?
leans. Prof. Potter is a native of
Elmira, N. Y., and at present occu?
pies the chair of English literature
at the University of Minnesota. She
will move to New York in time to
open the new suffrage headquarters
in the fall.
One of the generous givers to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New
York is George A. Hearn, who has
given an endowment of $151,000 to
buy works of American artists, be?
sides presenting before 1906 nearly
30 paintings and aiding in the pur?
chase of 57 pictures.
His Mean Revenge.
I've met a great many mean, spite?
ful men in my time, said Gladys,
"but Harry Mortor is certainly the
spitefullest of them all."
"W hat's the matter now," asked her
chum, Marie, according to Lippin
COtt's. "1 thought it was all off and
"So it is!" answered Gladys de?
cisively. "I'm not referring to our
broken engagement?broken beyond
repair, thank heaven?but to his sub?
"What On earth has he done?"
"What has he done? This is what
he has done! He's sent HIS hall a
dozen boxes of face powder, with 9
note stating that inasmuch as we had
had returned to each other i very
thing that had passed between us he
thought it only right that I should
have tin- powder, seeing that he must
have taken at hast that much home
on his coat since the time he first Biel
"Men may come, and men may go,"
The Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Goes on forever.
For sixty-six years The Mutual Life
Insurance Co. has met every obliga?
tion promptly and satisfactorily.
Do not delay?now is the time to
1. M. LOR YE A. Special Agent.
Clarendon and Sumter Counties,
THE MUTUAL LIFE INS. CO.
of New York.
Manning. S. C.
J. E. Mol addin. s. I. Till,
\gt. Sardinia. Agt. Manning.
The Husband well, say what you
will, my dear, you'll lind worst men
than me in the world.
The Wife oh, Tom, how can you
be so bitter??Sketch.
Is not a matter of guess work* nor is
it a matter of trying pairs of ready
made glasses. It is a science govern?
ed by principles which none but a
person who has studied the anatomy
01 the Bye can und? rstand?no nuess
work in our methods of testing the
01 it WORK is GUARANTEED.
W. A. Thompson,
6 6, Main Street - Sumter, S. C.