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Dark Corner, Aug. 25.--Fodder
Catherine Is about done. And cotton
pecking has commenced. But the crop
la going to be a short one hereabouts.
The election at Bloomhlll passed off
pretty quietly. Some of the wets
Mewed around with their gas bags.
Some spoke of having the box thrown
out and such nonsense, but you
know Mr. Editor, a drowning man
will oatch at straws. One colored man
amid he thought the dispensary ought
to stand aa whiskey had fattened two
of his cats. What an Idea, but the
?Id adage: "many men of many
salads," is always true.
Well. Mr. Edltor, I should have writ
ton sooner about our protracted meet
sacs, bu tl have been and am still sick.
The meeting at Bethel was carried
em all week before last. Fourteen
lotaed the church, thirteen of whom
ware Baptised last Sunday by the pas?
tor. Rev. William Haynsworth. The
saseting at Plnewood was carried on
-sotil Friday night, the 13th. Three
the church there. And last
ik the pastor. Rev. J. N. Tolar carried
a meeting at Calvary where six
Kilned the church, all of whom
wall be Baptised at Calvary the first
Sounds y In September at 10 oclock a.
On Thursday night the tsth. Rev. J.
'. Tolar united Mr. Don Geddings
fed Miss Mary Lee Ardis in the holy
?sids of matrimony at the home of
, Silas B. Kolb. Mr. Geddings Is
oldest son of Mr. Joe H. Geddings.
Plnewood. and Miss Ardis is the
d daughter of Mr. joe M. Ardis,
' this Corner.
There Is some sleknees hereabout,
and fevers, coldc. etc., nothing
A gentlman In weetern Manchester
he wants to know why Brother
or Brother Pitts has never done
nay thing for the Shanks Creek
(Owon's mill) hill or the* Fullers
Bhu-th Creek hill, both of which need
looking after. He further says that
Manchester has always paid her taxes,
never has had a thing done by the
ity on her roads. And that he
wants to know why those things are
on. and that he wishes Brother Peter
SMITH VI LLE.
Ithvllle. Aug. 2f?.?Fodder pull
Is about over and cotton picking
begun In earnest this morning. If
hot dry weather continues very
: cotton will soon all be open,
we get It all we won't have
much?hardly half a crop. A
farmers msy get a little better
where the land is not so sandy
of light Late corn, peas, potatoes,
sd cane are needing rain badly.
The writer had the pleasure of
idlng one day at Mlspah during
the meeting last week. The pastor,
Rer T. L Cole, did the preaching,
meeting was quite a success,
ire were twelve accessions to the
lurch. The people of Mlzpah are
kind and hospitable. They seem?
ly vie with each other In welcom
vlsltors. But best of all they
ik well of their pa-tor. No strife
or contention. Pastor and people are
working In perfect harmony.
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Evans and chil?
dren. Mr. and Mrs. U S. Vinson and
little son have gone to Washington
and other points.
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Elmore, Mr.
ond Mrs. J. W. Itob* rtson. I>r. T. D.
Fox worth and lt?v S. H. Hatfleld
went to Mlzpah la-t Saturday.
Mr. W By Smith went to Camdcu
Mr. S. E. Itnbertson spirit Saturday
Mr. James Itob?rt^on is still verv
Miss Tessa Hatfleld of Itembert.
op*nt last week with Mrs. W. II
DalzMI. Aug. 26.---We grs bavins
ie dry, dusty w. ather Just now and
S good xhourr woulil t? ii,,|,r? Tinted.
Cotton Is o|?-fi,ii^ laphlly now and
several of the farmers have *tnit.<i
picking SBd hi a t* w days ihe gins
will be running on full time, but UM
crop |s ggrely nor more than 60 prr
cent, with some of us. compared with
last year, unless I am very much de
The protracted no . ting ut Dalzell
conducted by Rev. Thos. H. Lelteh
and Mr. Fred A. Marshall Is being
well attended and the behavior is ex?
cellent. It will continue until Sunday
night. They took up a subscription
on Sunday last towards helping com?
plete the church and raised about
$275 In cash and subscription. We
hope to get about *300 before the
meeting closes as wo feel sure there
are others who will yet contribute.
The church when completed would
be a credit to a town much larger
There are several visitors in the
community, attending the meeting
We feel sure the church and meeting
here will accomplish much good and
bind our people closer together. And
we trust will be the means of getting
rid of some of the selfish, envious
spirit that exists among our people
here to such a great extent, for no
people or communrty can prosper
much where such a spirit exists. Mr.
Lettch says some right burning things
In his sermons, but its only the man
that gets scorched that kicks.
Privateer, Aug. 25.?We are having
an abundance of sunshine in this vl
clnlty Just now. Cotton is opening
very rapidly and the farmers are get?
ting it ready for the market aa fast
as possible. The rust Is doing great
damage In some fields. I don't think
we will be bothered very much this
fall by having to wait around the gin.
There Is some very fine hay around
here and t expect the farmers will be
cutting It soon. The corn crop has
turned out very well. Peas planted
In corn are not bearing very much yet
but the vines are fine.
Something brand new to this scribe
Is going to happen at Bethel church,
Aug. 29th, at 10 o'clock?it Is a Bap?
tist Toung Peoples rally. And as ev?
ery body is Invited this correspondent
expects to be present Judging from
the amount of Interest taken in some
new songs by the young people I
think they will have some good mu?
sic. There will also be some geod
speaking on special subjects.
I notice that the graded school
building at Bethel Is going up very
nicely now. but I'm afraid It will not
be ready In time for the opening of
school, as there Is a lot of work to do
yet. It promises to be a very neat
building when It Is finished.
A deal of fever has been prevailing
around here but no one has it now
that I know of.
Miss Eleanor Kolb who has been
visiting relatives around here has re?
Max. Aug. 26.?Mrs. J. P. Truluck.
whose health has been bad for a long
while, left Tuesday afternoon In care
of Dr. R I. Moore for the John Hop?
kins' hospital for treatment.
Miss Pearl Truluck has joined her
sister, Annie, who is at their broth?
er's, J. M. Truluck, Lake City, recu?
perating from an attack of typhoid
Mrs. J. P. Driggers has returned
from a visit to her sister in Newberry.
Mrs. J. O. Strickland had a pleas?
ant visit of a week In North Carolina
Mr. M. E. Truluck is at Glenn
The musical convention held at
Nazareth church. Olanta, yesterday,
waa a grand success.
A very enjoyable affair was the lit?
tle picnic In the grove at Mr. J. L
Moore's last Saturday.
A young man below Olanta under?
took to correct a younger brother
whose language was offensive, is now
In an Infirmary In Florence suffering
from a dangerous stab, inflicted with
a knife In the hanc's of the younger
brother. Perhaps the rod has been
too sparingly used, also moral and
religious training. They are respect?
able people and have the sympathy of
Mr. Frazier Miles and Mrs. Mollie
Floyd was married by Magistrate,
Brocklnton last Sunday.
There will be a gathering of ladies
at Rev. E. M. Hlckes today to finish
a beautiful quilt, the squares of
which have been made by different
ladles. The quilt will be presented to
Mrs. B. K. Truluck on her return
from up the country.
Today will be a busy one at the
river near Bethel. The membership
will build a dressing house and clear
of a large space of ground for con*
venlences of baptlslngs from Bethel
Cotton Is opening rapidly and be?
ing picked. I
After a month's vacation Miss EV
len Carraway has returned to the
Mercantile company, Olanta.
OL'It SCMMERTON LETTER.
Suuun* rton. Aug. 26.?To crowd
Into one letter all news items which
have been accumulating during *h??
i.ist three weeks would be an Impost*
tlon on the Watchman a^ well a* its
read are; at the same iirm-, should
there be In this letter events which
envoi of old gge they must be regard'
cd from the standpoint ol Interest
rather than date of occurrence.
The business fOFOCl which haw
n?'( ? isarlly lain dormant during the
summer months aro again In action
proclaiming the return of the season
which is in our section of the country
the most important of all. The "first
hale" of cotton as applied to this sea?
son is already an obsolete epithet, and
our local ginneries are ginning daily
to their fullest capacity. So far there
has been only one house represented
in the local market, and Dr. Anderson
is maintaining Sprunfs usual good
standard by sending in his share of
the cotton. Although he is the only
resident agent there has been some
competition from agents representing
the Norfolk and Charleston houses;
and It Is rumored that Mr. Henry
Richardson of Sumter will locate
here in the interest of Maybank & Co.
The various dry goods establish?
ments in town are receiving heavy
shipments of fall goods, and all of
them bid fair to carry a full and up
to-date line. Mr. J. H. LeGrand of
the Summerton Mercantile Co. now
In the northern markets competing
his purchases for the coming season.
Mr. L . T. Covington, former dry
goods manager for W. R. Coskrey,
has resigned this position to travel for
a nothern house. Mr. Coskrey is mak?
ing an addition to his brick store, in
which we hear he expects to carry a
nice line of groceries.
Mr. Leon Davis who for the past
few months has been in attendance on
the Atlanta Business College, has re?
turned home having completed the
regular business course. He will be
employed in the Bank of Summerton,
where we hope he may acquit himself
a*s well as he has previously. Mr.
Davis has many friends here, who are
glad of his good fortune of being able
to begin hia business career here.
The death of Miss Scriven Col
clough on Aug. 12th brought sadness
to her many friends and relatives
here. After being treated at the Sum?
ter Hospital for a time, Miss Col
cluogh had been at the home of her
uncle, Dr. Boyd, in Williamsburg
where she was given every attention.
Although little hope was held oiit for
her recovery the shock of her death
was none the less. The sympathy of
the whole community goes out to her
family, which consists of her mother,
Mrs. J. A. Colclough, two sisters a nd
a brother. t
Summerton was fortunate to have
' a lecture last evening by Mr. Jas.
Henry Rice, Jr. Mr. Rice presented
h.s subject of the enforcing of game
laws and preservation of birds and
fish in his usual Interesting and in?
structive manner. This community
takes quite a good deal of interest in
hunting as a sport, and Mr. Rice's
suggestions no doubt met with hearty
approval. In his introductory re?
marks Mr. Rice spoke with enthu?
siasm about the marked growth
Summerton has undergone in the last
fourteen years, that time having elap?
sed since his first visit here Even
then, Mr. Rice declares, he knew that
the town had a bright future, but
that its rapid progress has far sur?
passed his expectations.
Three games of baseball were play?
ed here this week between Elloree
and Summerton, resulting In a vic?
tory of two to three for the local
team. The third game was the hard?
est fought of the series, the score be?
ing 4 to 5 in favor of Elloree.
Rev. Mr. S. O. Cantey and fam'ly
are on a visit to relatives here.
Miss Ada Tennant has returned
from a pleasant visit to friends in
Marion; she was accompanied by Miss
Sue Martin of that place.
Mr. R. P. Anderson has returned
home after a few weeks stay in Hen
dersonvllle, N. C.
Mrs. H. S. Galllard of Charleston is
the guest of Mrs. J. M. Plowden.
Miss Maria Mood has returned
home after visiting Saluda, Hender
sonvllle, A.hhcville and other moun?
Messrs. Felix Dingle and Fred Lan
ham are at home again, having re?
signed their positions with the Spar
Mr. Alex Fewell of Rock Hill is
visiting his sister. Mrs. B. C. Rngin.
Miss Sallie Anderson is at home af?
ter a visit to friends and relatives In
Brevard. N. C, and Stateburg, S. C.
Mr. Junius Burgess of Clemson
College is here visiting his sisters. ,
Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Huuh Hose of
Charlotte, N. C, are visiting at the
home of Mrs. J. A. James.
The Haag Shows.
Without doubt Gulfport never has
seen such a crowd of people as was
here to see the Mighty Haag Kail
road Shows both afternoon and even
ing. The tents were crowded With
people and in the afternoon hundreds
could not secure tickets as the ticket
wagon was closed long before :'
o'clock. Every train during the day
brought people to see the show and
Ion? before time for the parade to
make its appearance upon the
streets they were crowded with peo?
ple anxlouely awaiting It. and not
one was disappointed) as Mr, Haag
has spent plenty of time and money
on his street parade, making it sec
ond to none. Never In the hlstor) of
Ou If port have there been so manj
pretty girls, funny clowns and good
music m one parade, The Qulporl
Times is sure it voices the sentiments
of the people when it says give us
more shows like Haug's.?Gulfport
*If your liver is sluggish and out
of tone, and you feel dull, bilious,
constipated, take a dose of Chamber?
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets to?
night before retiring and you will feel
all right In the morning. Sold by W
The Fairfleld County Hoard of Con?
trol may not reopen the d:spensar>,
but sell the stock of liquor on hand at
*Ee sure and take B 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 sudden at?
tacks of diarrhoea, and it is best to
be prepared. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
WHEN HER BACK ACHES.
A Woman Finds AU Her Energy and
Ambition Slipping Away.
Sumter women know how the
aches and pains that come when the
kidneys fail make life a burden. Back?
ache, hip pains, headaches, dizzy
spells, distressing urinary troubles, all
tell of sick kidneys and warn you of
the stealthy approach of diabetes,
dropsy and Bright's disease. Doan's
Kidney Pills permanently cure all
these disorders. Here's proof of it in
a Sumter woman's words:
Mrs. Louis Jeffords, 14 Owen St.,
Sumter, S. C, says: "I am pleased to
say that Doan's Kiney Pills proved of
great benefit to me. I was a victim
of kidney complaint for over two
years. My kidneys were very weak
and I had great trouble in controling
the secretions. My baak ached all
the time and frequently I was so lame
that 1 could scarcely dress myself. I
at length read about Doan's Kidney
Pills and finally procured a box at
China's drug store. After using them,
the backache and pains vanished, my
kidneys became normal and I felt a
great deal better in every way. I am
oleased to give Doan's Kidney Pills
the credit for this great change."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50.
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's ?and
take no other. No. 9.
?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, coldf
and whooping cough. Sold by W, W .
How some agents and dealers
will?"fabricate?" Just the
other day an agent told one
of our customers he could
sell him a piano "just as
good" as the Stieff for ever
so much l?ss money. It so
happened our customer knew
the difference, and knows
the firm of Chas. M. Stieff
has never attempted to mis?
lead a customer. If it were
possible for an agent to sell
as good a piano as, the Stieff,
how could he sell it for less
Don't be fooled, buy your
piano from the time honored
firm of Chas. M. Stieff, the
Chas. M. Stieff
Artistic Stieff, Shaw and
Stieff Self-Player Pianos.
5 West Trade St.
CHARLOTTE. - - N. C.
c. H. Wllmoth,
(Mention this paper.)
It 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
of the Bye can understand?no guesi
work In our methods of testing the
()l It WORK IS GUARANTEED.
W. A. Thompson,
<l S. Main Street - Sumter, S. C.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the-signature of
- and has been made under his per
?^^-7*--^; sonai supervision since its infancy*
Y0 /<C^AH/Ai Allow no one to deceive you in this*
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good " are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment*
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil,
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium* Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and aHays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles* cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, givinjr healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea?Ti e Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS t
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
rmm ?umtun oommmt, tt ?umrav ?tmcct. kcwyou * cm.
Birnie s Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty 8t. Sumter, S. 0.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
CHOICE PERFUMES AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES
AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, A
FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND
TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: ::
OUR MOTTO: PURE AND RELIABLE GOODS.
Our stock is complete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
If you have farm property in Sumter or Clarendon County which you
wish to sell this season, you should list it now, in order that it may be
Inspected and properly advertised forthe fall business. I have a number
of prospective buyers for well improved property, and if your prices are
right, we should be able to do some business.
C TY, FARM AND TIM?
BER PROPERTY HAN
OLED. REAL ESTATE
26% N Main St.
R. Bo Belsen
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY.
:: Sumter, S. C.
MONEY INVESTED I
REAL ESTATE MORT?
GAGES. LET ME INVEST
YOUR IDLE MONEY AT
7 AND' 8 PER CENT
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
for a solid and well-built house con
only be done when the best bulldUuJ
materials used. We have a complete
stock of superior building material
of all kinds. Doors. Sashs, Blinds,
Mouldings, Etc., to be found any
where In sumter.
v The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Factory,
j. w. ICcKelver, - - Proprietor.
Has been advised through all the ages.
The cumulative power of compound interest
is one of .the greatest factors in growing
fortunes. We pay compound interest on
Bank of Sumter.
RICH. I MANNING, Pres. M. MOISE. 1st V-Pres. JR. F. HAYNSWORTH, 2d V-Pres.
W. F. RHA WE. Cashier.