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FARMING WITH BRAINS.
Marked Progress In Methods and Fine
Editor Dally Item:
We are told that "history repeats
It's ?elf." So It Is with Privateer. For
some years we ave been hard hit, but
are coming to the front once again.
The Improvements going on are a
sure Indication of progress and pros
parity. As stated In the early spring,
sevatal progressive farmers, among
these are Messrs. Waddell, Harvin
and Jones have moved into, and ad?
ded considerably to our community
and have stimulated some of our al?
ready goood farmers to better work.
Just last week in company with two
other farmers I went to see a prize
acre of corn grown by Mr. Jones, who
now owns and farms the place once
owned by the late Capt D. B. Wells.
We saw an acre of com worth any
man's while to see, atid a generally
good crop of cotton, corn and peas.
We also saw his pasture with a lot of
fins cows and hogs ready for the
keife? I have had the pleasure of see?
ing more of the crops and the stock
of the township than usual, and must
say that our farmers are awakening
to the Importance of raising more
grain and stock than ever before. The
corn crop is the best I have ever seen.
?Mt only In condition but the acreage
Bssjuoh larger than usual. The pea
fc^lsdi Inli 4a*be iha .moaj^un
lit ever produced here, and there
?re few farms this year that you will
net eee a good crop of both pe.ivine
hay. abd peas for seed or for fertilis?
ing the land. I notice more potatoes
planted and In better condition. The
cotton crop Is rather spotted. Some
good, some indifferent. One crop I
think deserves especial mention as it
Is the finest l have seen. Mr. J. B.
Osteen Is the happy owner of th's
crop. We first walked through one
field of cotton of twenty acres or more
that It was difficult to walk in four
feet rows without knocking off bolls
and breaking me ootton. Then ten
acres mors nearly as good. Twenty
five acres of corn that can't be beat
In Privateer nor do I believe In the
county, but the best of all was four
acres of cotton "locked" in Ave and
?ra feat rows, averaging 4 IS to ? 1-$
feet high. Joe says If he does not get
two bales per aere this year, he in?
tends to have It the next time. This
cotton has about ISO lbs of fertilisers
and fifteen tons of cottonseed per
aere. The corn is also highly ferti?
lised. Who In the county can belt
The many friends of Messrs. Luke
M. Lackey. Jim Areln and Merry
Christmas will be glad to her that
they are all Improving In health.
I think Privateer can boast of an
old man as there Is in the county
ninety-three in September.
Our high school building i* near
Ing completion and will be ready for
use this term.
A Privateer farmer sold the lira
bale and perhaps the Vst five.
We were all saddened by the dentil
of our neighbor. Ben J. Jackson,
whom we all esteemed very highly.
The church and community will sals*
him and some Of SI at least feel that
our lives have been made brighter
snd better by his lifo and friendship.
A good man nas gone.
Privateer. S. ('., Aug. 2T>. 1909.
The Only Southern Shows.
Tb? Mlghtv Haag Railroad Show?,
which exhibit in this city on Aug.
list, are the only shows backed bl
Southern capital, owned by a South?
ern gentleman and managed by Sooth*
Mr. Ernest Haag, owner of the show
live* In Shreveport. Im., where lh?
winter ?fffarters of the show arc. ind
the pass word in Shrevepoit K M|el
us go out to the Haag show wmS^
Rcmemlvr when attending th ?
*tl?hty Haag Railroad Shows you are
I "onlzlng the only Southern show
traveling. Remember the day and
?Ited April, 1850.
<lte Just an
TRAGEDY OF THE DEEP.
COLLISION OH MON TF\' 11>KO?
STKA >IFR SINKS WITH MORE
THAN 150 SOULS.
Kntrsucc to Uragunyan Harbor Scene
of Katastrophe When Ships Crash
in Holling Sea.
Montevideo. Auk 24.?In a driving
rainstorm about 6 o'olock this morn?
ing the Argentine excursion steamer
Colombia and the North German
Lloyd steamer Schlesslen collided ai
the entrance of Montevideo harbor.
The Colombia's bow was crushed In
and she sank almost Immediately.
Between 150 and r00 persons were
killed or drowned.
The Colombia carried about 200
passengers and a crew of 48 men.
Most of the pasengers were asleep
and panic followed the crash. Al?
most Immediately small boats put out
to the sinking steamer, but the work
of rescue was rendered very difficult
by the high sea. About 70 persons
were brought ashore. Most of the
dead are women and children. Among
the survivors are men.
The Colombia nas carrying excur?
sionists from Buenos Aires to a festi?
val at Montevideo, and the disaster
has caused the keenest emotion. The
ITraguayan government. In conse?
quence, has postponed the fetes ar?
ranged for the celebration of the In?
auguration of the port.
GLENN SPRINGS CLUB RAIDED.
S. Poat, Manager, Arrested and Gam?
bling Effects and liquor Seized?
Poat Released on Bond.
Spartanhurg. .Aug. 23.?"Skeef
Poat. manager of the Glenn Springs
club house, was arrested today on the
charge of maintaining a nuisance and
his place of business raided, the offi?
cers capturing many bottles of beer
and a small quantity of whis?
key, together with packs of cards, po?
ker chips and other gambling effects.
The officers making the raid were
Constables John Miller and Moss Hays
and Mr. Isom Miller. The officers
went, down jo Olfrm^ Springs armed
with five warrantsTo search the club
house and to arrest those connected
with it. The officers did not find any
gambling going on at the time of the
Manager Poat was arrested, but he
gave bond before Magistrate Lancas?
ter and was not brought to town. A
negro named Nelson, one of the at?
taches of the place, also succeeded In
giving bond. Henry Davis colored,
was the only party locked up.
The warrants for the Glenn Springs
club house were isu*d by Magistrate
Kirby. They were uworn out at the
Instigation of a number of prominent
citizens of the Glenr.i Springs section,
several ladies being among those
who made complaint.
CANT PAY CLAIMS
Columbia, Aug. 23.?Dispensary
Auditor West today sent out to the
various dispensary boards and dis?
pensers a letter calling attention to
the fact that the Act providing for
the closing down of the dispensaries
in those counties voting against the
sale of liquors provides that no claims
shall be paid unless the same have
The following is Mr. West's leter:
"Gentlemen: This is to give you
notice that under Section 2 of an Act
of the General Assembly, 1909. pro?
viding for the closing of the several
dispensaries In those counties voting
against sale, no claims are to be
paid by you until same have been au?
dited, approved and ordered paid by
the State dispensary auditor. This, of
course, does not Include nor prevent
the payment of current expenses In
Dldenl to closing up the business, but
dots include such Items as may be
due the whiskey houses with which
you do business, any unpaid protits
and amounts that you may owe
banks on notes or for borrowed mon?
ey. It Is expected that all county dis
ptnggry boards will adhere Strictly to
the provisions of this Act, and any
violation of same will be reported
promptly for the reason that it would
in all probability give rise to compli?
cations and furnish ground for suits
and litigations, Yours respectfully,
MW. B, West,
Cokesbtiry, Aug. 2.r?.?Theoommunl*
ty was very much shocked this morn
iii. When it became known that Mr.
G ?'. Reed was dead. The olrcum
g^gjgjg^a^gu, t I ng his death about
^^^^^ggf He uot up ghOUt ids usual
time and^^ntnl up Into one of the
i K>ma upstairs, whore he was found at
7 :to a'ClOCb stone dead with a bullet
hole in his b it temple and u .32 cali?
bre* pistol by his side.
id Fear not-~?Let all the ends Thou Alii
tfTER. S. C. SATUR
DIVERSIFIED FARMING PAYS.
What u Thrifty Community in Suw
ter County Is Doing.
Lynchburg. Aug. 23.?This corres?
pondent recently drove through a
section of country known as Trinity
Cross Roads and was forcibly struck
with the evidences of prosperity on
every hand. This section is situated
in a narrow part of Sumter county
that is bounded by Lee. Florence.
Wllllamshurg and Clarendon counties,
is eight miles from Lyrichburg, eleven
miles from Mayesville and twenty
three from Sumter. The nearest
railroad point is Lynchburg on the
Atlantic Coast Line, and to and from
there the farmers haul their products
A little over five years ago this en
ire section was owned by two men,
I Messrs. Jacob Keels and John Player,
and at that time only a small part of
the land was under cultivation. The
rest was in timber and lying out. At
the death of these two men the land
was sold by the heirs and the larger
portion of both tracts was bought by
Messrs. E. T. Mimms and Frank
Dennis, who cut it up into medium
sized farms and sold It out to hard
working farmers. Now on every side
I one can see prosperous looking farms
I upon which are built comfortable
I dwelling houses and barns; some of
I the old log houses are still standing
I and are occupied and form a marked
I contrast to the newer and more
I comfortable houses erected in late
I Three years ago a very pretty M.
I E. Church was erected and it and the
I neatly kept cemetery adjoining make
I a very fine appearance. The church
I is now in charge of the Rev. Mr.
I Beaseley, and has a membership of
165. The school house nearby was
I erected about the same time and is
rbuilt from a modern plan, and will
I compare favorably with many of the
I city buildings. The school runs nine
I months out of twelve, and is in
I charge of three teachers. Last ses
I sion the enrollment was 116 pupils.
The store owned by Messrs. Mimms
I A Dennis carries a large stock of gen
I era) merchandise and is well patron
|lzed. Owr the -store is built a hail.
I which is used by the Woodmen of the
I World camp, which has a member
I ship of 65, and by the Farmers' Un
I ion, which also has a large member
I ship. This year a flour and grist mill
I of the very latest make and with a
I capacity of 100 barrels per day, was
I erected by Messrs. Mimms & Dennis,
I ond if running every day. Many of
I the farmers last year planted part of
I their farms in wheat and the yield
I this summer averaged about 30 bush
I els per acre. Mr. E. T. Mimms thresh
I ed 176 bushels of Appier oats from
I two acres of land. One of the farm
I ers, Mr. Klrby, owns a grain thresher
I which is run by a gasoline engine, and
I goes from farm to farm threshing out
I the wheat and oats. While the farm
I ers In other sections are paying $7
I and $8 per barrel for flour, these
I farmers have their own supply raised
I on their own land. On that same
I land from which they harvested the
I wheat and oats they now have grow
I ing com and peas, and though the
I corn is somewhat later than other
I corn, It looks as if It would average
I about 50 bushels per acre. The farm
I ers all raise their own hogs and cattle
I and they say that with meat in the
I smoke house and flour and corn meal
I In the bins they will live no matter
I what the price of cotton, nor how
I much of a crop is made.
The cotton crops look as if they
I would yield from three-fourths to
over a bale, and the corn is looking
I well. Mr. John K. McElveen has one
I Held qf seven acres, which will av?
erage 100 bushels to the acre.
The land is productive and with
the proper attention will grow anv
I crop they plant, and by diversifying
I the crops the farmers make upon one
what they lose <>n another. The whole
neighborhood bespeaks prosperity
and the farmers appear happy and
contented. To a casual onloker it
certainly looks as if diversified farm?
FOUND POISON IN WELL.
Negro Woman Lodged in Columbia
Jail on Serious Charge.
Columbia, Aug. 23.?Rebecca Tay?
lor, colored, was lodged In jail this
afternoon charged with placing poi?
son In a well, Bathney summers,
als.? colored, claims that Rebecca
came Into her yard out In Kennel
town, near Columbia, a few nights
im" and the next day a can of poison
was found In the Well. There was a
Similar east- to this at the last term
of Court when a negro was given i"
years on a charge of attempting to
poison a well. No one drank from
the well In the present case.
is't at be thy Country''?. Thy God's an
DAY. AUGUST 28. 1
GREEKS READY TO EIGHT.
One Hundred Men, Folly Equipped.
Hold Drills, and are Ready to Re?
spond to the Calll of! the Father
Atlanta, Aug. 24.?One hundred
young Greeks of Atlanla have formed
themselves into a military company,
have already partially Earned them?
selves, and have begun drilling regu?
larly under the instruction of trained
Greek officers, now residents of At?
lanta, who have se<sn active military
service in Europe.
It is believed here that the action
of the Atlanta Greeks is simply a part
of a general uprising of every able
bodied young Greek in the United
States, and it is said that when the
great, decisive war breaks out be?
tween Greece and Turkey, the United
States will put an entire army in the
field, an army drilled and armed
rnd ready to march to the front.
The movement In Atlanta, it is ru?
mored, is simply a part of this gigan?
tic scheme, and the adopted Atlan
tians intend putting in the field an
organization, possibly a battalion,
that will be second in size only to
that which comes from New York it?
GRAFTERS WILL BE TRIED.
Columbia, Aug. 24.?"Nothing in
it" is the answer from authoritative
source to the rumor current over the
State that the dispensary criminal
cases against dispensary officials and
their alleged allies, whiskey drum?
mers, have been postponed. This has
not been done either for "mysterious"
reasons or for good cause. It has not
been done at all. On the contrary
Attorney General Lyon and bis as?
sociates from Atlanta and Attorney
B. L Abney are extremely busy
getting ready to prosecute with the
greatest vigor and at the opening
of the court the first Monday in next
Now, all those under indictment,
and there are eighi; of them, will
not be tried at this term, and it is
not given out which will be tried
and which left over for a subse?
quent term, if indeed the prosecu?
tion ha? finally decided this itself
Anyway both sides are busy in pre?
paration. The officials under charge
of conspiracy to defraud the State
and two liquor men, J. S. Farnum
and M. A. Goodman, have all employ?
ed prominent lawyers, who have good
reputations on the criminal side of
the court, and these are busy throw?
ing up breastworks in anticipation of
the onslaught of the State, which will
turn loose several batteries of heavy
artillery. The prosecution has not
been firing its best ammunition in the
dispensary investigation; on the con?
trary it has been saving up for this
occasion. The whole State, therefore,
is looking on with keen delight for
the noise of the battle. Not only is
there the usual nautral Interest in a
scrap, but the result will be watched
with a stHl deeper interest from a
political standpoint. Not that the
participants in this affair are playing
politics, as the men under indictment
have industriously been trying to in?
duce people over the State to believe;
but it is certain that in case of the
success of this prosecution one candi?
date for governor will be the result
and possibly two. Greenville people
say that Mr. A very Patton of the
commission is willing to sacrifice
himself on the gubernatorial altar of
his country, and that Attorney Gen?
eral Lyon will make the race has been
talked all along.
In addition to Farnum apd Good?
man, the dispensary officials charged
with conspiracy are ex-Directors
John Black. Joseph B. Wylic, Joe
D. Rawllnson, John Bell Towill, L
W, Boykin and ex-Commissioner
Tatum. These have employed a fine
array of lawyers. Mr. i'. Moultric
Mordecal represents Farnum; Howell
.od Gruber of Walterboro will appear
for their ex-townsm m John Black,
Arthur Gnston, Samuel McFadden. J.
H. Marlon, all Of Chester, and Nelson
and Nelson of Columbia for Wylie;
F. H. Weston and g. D. Bellinger and
R. H. Welsh, all of Columbia, for
Rawllnson; Nelson and Nelson of
Columbia and Osborne and Lawrence
Of Savannah for Goodman; G. 1). Bel
llnger and R, H. Welsh for Tatum.
and the same assisted by E. L. Asbill
of Batesburg for Towill; Messrs. Del
linger and Welsh. Col. George John
stone and Nelson and Nelson for Roy
Some of the men about to be
tried are sorry now that they did not
insist on trials earlier, They say they
wanted to make a fight for trial at
once from the beginning, but that
their attorneys would not hear to this.
Borne are threatening to break over
and talk regardless of the advice of
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909 V New 8
STATE SENATE NOT BRIBED.
Senator Tillman Didn't Intend to |
Mnke Any Such Accusation, lie
'Columbia. Aug. 24.?Senator B. R.
Tillman passed through the city to?
day on his way to Anderson, where he
goes to attend the ITed Shirt Reunion.
Senator Tillman will speak tomorrow
afternoon. He says he is going to
talk about the days of '76, telling of
some history at that time.
Down at the union station the Sen?
ator was surrounded by a small group
of friends, and he told a few things
of interest In the State just now. Re?
ferring to his Richburg speech, he
said that he did not mean to accuse
the State Senate of being bribed. That
he did say that in and out of the Sen
I ate there were attorneys representing
I the railroad interests, and in some
I manner this had been brought to
I bear on the Senate, as shown by the
I vote on the mileage bill. "I am not
I saying that the Senate was improper
I ly influenced," said Senator Tillman,
I "but go back and look up the vote.
I The bill was passed in the House and
I killed in the Senate."
The Senator said that if he were
I in the Legislature he would vote for
I Statewide prohibition. He said that
I the State was no better off under the
I county dispensary system than before
I this went into effect.
"What's worrying me now more
I than anything else, though," said the
I Senator, "is the task of getting a good
I president for Clemson College to suc
I ceed Dr. Meli. I think that matters
I are straightened out now at Clem
I Senator Tillman appeared to be in
I good health. He is booked for a se
I ries of engagements in the State fob
I lowing upon his recent addresses. Af
I ter the Andersqri speech of the Re
I union of tha Red Shirts Senator Till
I man will go to Lickville. In the lower
I part of Greenville county, where he
I will make a speech.
I From there he goes to Clemson
I College, where he will attend a meet
I ing of a very important committee,
I composed of himself. Dr. Rawl, of the
1 Federal department of agriculture.
I and Mr. J. E. Wanamaker, a member
I of the Clemson board. The commit
I tee will perfect plans for the reor
I ganization of the agricultural depart
I ment of the College, a matter in
I which the Senator is deeply inter
I Senator Tillman's lecture engage
I ments begin again in October and un
I til that time he will likely remain in
I South Carolina.
COTTON PRICE? IG HER.
11 Ruled Firmer During Afternoon on
New York, Aug. 25.?After a slight
early decline the cotto.. .narket rallied
and riled much firmer during the af?
ternoon on rumors of a bullish nation
i al ginner's report and more bullish
private crop advices from the Eastern
belt. The close was very steady, at a
net advance of 6 to 9 points.
The openln.r was stead*' at a ?4
cline of three points to an advincc of
one point and right afterwird thf
mark H showed a net loss of from 4 to
7 points on active months unier scat?
tering liquidation and local bear pres?
sure inspired by indifferent cables, and
iepor:s of better weather In the South?
west. Sellers showed little disposition
to operate aggressively on a scale
down, however, and after a narrow
and irregular middle session the mar?
ket became more active, as a'ell as
decidedly firmer on the talk Of i na?
tional ginner report showing under
?some claiming that it would be 64
or even with the low record of i;*02.
and bullish private crop reports from
parts of Alabama. Georgia and the
Carolinas. Early sellers i overed on
the advance which carried prices 6 to
10 points net higher, and last prices
were close to the top. Southern spot
markets officially reported early a'ere
genereally unchanged, while reports
reaching the local trade as to the af?
feringa for early new crop shipments
are too conflicting to exert much Imme?
diate Influence on sentiment. The Tex?
as detailed rep ort showed light pre?
cipitation at a number of points In
that state and considerably l ?wer
temperatures with the forecast calling
for partly cloudy weather, with show?
ers in the southeast part of the State.
Manx of the private wive- from the
ECastern belt predict Increased new
crop receipts in the near future.
Receipts at the ports todaj 2,648
bales, against 2,814 last week and !>.
801 last year. For the week 26.000
bales, against 14.31*7 last week ind
71,408 last year. Today's receipts a1
New Orleans 177, against 1.033 bales
t? SOU'nmON, Established June, J801
eries?Vol. XXX. So 1
SE VE R nlTr^OTE STS^ TfiTERED.
PROHIBITIONISTS TR VING TO
MARK DISPENSARY COUNTIES
Protest Dismissed in Rix bland?state
Board of Canvassers Will Be Ap?
Columbia, Aug. 24.?The county
county board of canvassers dismissed
the protest of the Prohibitionists as
to the recent dispensary election in
this county at a meeting held today.
Mr. W. H. Townsend, chairman of the
board, delivered the opinion of the
board in the various matters brought
before it touching the protest. The
main grounds of the contest of the
election were: First. That the Pro?
hibitionists were not represented fn
some of the precincits in the list of
managers. Second. That there were
irregularities in three of the precinct*.
Third. That W. H. Sligh member cf
the board, was not qualified to sit be?
cause of his being employed by the
county board. It is announced that
the protest will be taken up to the
State board of canvassers, which
meets here tomorrow in the office of
the Secretary of State.
Protest in Florence County.
Florence, Aug. 24.?At the meeting
of the Florence county board of can?
vassers here today, after representa?
tives of the prohibitionists had pro?
tested the votes of three precincts,
and a representative of those favoring
the retention of the dispensary had
protested eight others, the prohibi?
tionists amended their protest so as
to include every poll in the county.
Various irregularities are charged by
both sides. Tuesday next was set for
a hearing. The State board will be
notified of the contest.
The vote as canvassed today stood:
For dispensary, 884; against dispen?
sary 836; majority for dispensary 47
Protests in Aiken.
Aiken, Aug. 24.?The election com?
missioners met today to declare the
result of the election, but a contestj
was filed with them by the anti-dis?
pensary leaders, who have employed
G. E. Sawyer and G. L., Toole as at?
The complaint, which was filed
with the commissioners, alleges irreg?
ularities at 14 boxes, which they will
seek to throw out. The irregularities
alleged consisting of voting without
registration certificates and without
producing proof of payment of taxes,
and in some instances of improper
conduct about the polls. Answering,
the dispensary forces allege irregu?
larities at four boxes, prohfb frier,f
strongholds, which th^y wfff also'
seek to have thrown out. Their
grounds are practically the same at 1
those of the anti-dispensary foeoes.
The commissioners appointed a*xt'
Monday to hear the contest and **/
the meantime both sides will summon
OTTS EATS HIS WORDS.
Remarks About the State Senate Ma?
V ? \
Gaffney, Aug. 24.?Solicitor Otts
said today that he did not mean to
say to your correspondent that the
South Carolina senate had been
bought; that at the time he made the
statement he had not read the report
of Tillman's speech at Richburg, and
that when he said. "I would not be
surprised if Tillman was right," he
had reference to the difficulty with
which any legislation was gotten
through the senate that was in oppo?
sition to the railroads of the State.
Mr. Otts further said that he had no
idea that his remark would be pub?
lished, although ho did not ask your
correspondent not to quote him. that
he has numb* is of warm, personal
friends among the senators, whom he
knows to be men of the highest In?
tegrity, and thai it is absurd to talk
about theee men having been bought
or that they are venal.?The State.
LECTURE AT STATKBURG.
Mr. O. B. Marlin Working in the In?
tercut of Agricultural Department.
Stateburg, Aug. IM.?The Hon. O
B. Martin, former State superintend?
ent of education, now ot Washington.
1). (".. working in connection with the
United States Department of Agricul?
ture w ill lecture ind exhibit Stet -
optlcon views In the hall of the Gen.
Sumter Memorial Academy on next
Saturday night the -'Mb instant, com?
mencing at 8.30 o'clock. Farmer
i oya are specially Invited; but all wilt
And th<> lecture and \i?v\s highly an
tertalning, we think; so we invite a'I
t>> come. There is to be no admisso H
fee. It is a free for all enteitainnu nt
furnished by Uncle sam.? g. IL M. A?