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saunter and Adjoining Counties.
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S?ug. SO.?The terrible heat
last night by a rain from
gae> north. For the last ten days the
wags has* ihnen gradually falling un
gaj It hi sane rto say that cotton Is cut
agf forty er fifty per cent from what
St promised to make two weeks ago.
is no Sap crop. Young corn and
show a Hue fate. Potatoes may
>e out It Is no uae to mince mat
the ootxea crop la going to be
lieht, all Cee reports to the con
notwlthsanakding. Seme people
such fools *r -pretend to be, as to
ire that cot ten .can grow In Sep
t and Octettar and make a crop
?Chey go by the leaves and not the
There is a fight between the mills
at cotton sellers assart the number
! sards of bagging to gait on a bale,
mills want only shx etards and the
claim the rlgnt to put on
it they want to. On .every bale
nine yards, one dollar Is deduct
Who will win In the tight r
as cs be seen. The Partners'
n la patting on nine yards.
Mr. H If. Evans. Sr.. has the Sneet
acre of com I have seen. The rows
gga six feet wide and the stalks about
1* Inches apart In the drill. Earn
has a good ear. and many eft
two. I think It will make sev-j
five bushels aa least.
There la ne Question. Sumter is a
eptton market sad the weights are
rata If |t was not so far. many
would go from this section. The
gasple have to go and get back In a
gag and thiit is the trouble. The trade
strom here gosa. to Rumtcr except in
aanall cases The writer can truth*'il?
ly say that be finds the business men
of Suinter all O. K. Much more so
than in other places.
Mr. James Robertson, one of our
aid citizen, is very low. He Is one
af our best men and his numerous
friends would have him here many
years more. Quiet in his manner and
Industrious he has lived ihe Chrlsthw
Hfe as could be seen of all men.
Beuluh church mar Camden, was
dedicated on yesterday. Notwithstand?
ing the heat u laegc congregation war
present. |t is a fine church and Is
paid for. The new pews have not
arrived and the old ones were used.
Jlev. Peter Stokes of Charleston
preached the dedication sermon from
Romans 14: 17 verse. It was a flnc
effort and the large congregation gave
splendid attention. Mr. Stones whs
an this circuit for four years and has
a host of friends. Many of them
want out to see and hear hi n. It was
regretted that the other former pas
tsre could not be present t3 take part
ha the Interesting exendses. The
.aaembershlp of Beu'ah church de?
serves great credit for erecting so
nW a building. It is paln4ed white
with colored lights, plastering on the
aide? and beautifully celled.
Misses Juanita and Maxie McLeod
entertain >.l a numher of th*;r frlenis
last We (lends y evening In honor of
Jhelr cousin, e, H. Rhame, Jr., of
Rev. T. L Cole and Harold Brail
ley went to Columbia last Friday and
returned Saturday. Mr. Cole went to
deliver an address before the ladles
Knights of the Pythian Order. He so 1,1
they had a fine time. Hon. A. F.
Lever made | fine giifggf on "Am I
My Brothers Keeper,"
Antioch. Aug. 30.?We are having
rrry dry weather at this time. Fod*
dee pulling Im ever and the COttOg
pieker* li've begun to sing.
Several of our farmers ha<e out a
hale or more. Messrs. A. B. White
and J. K. Rlehhourg went to Car.olt i!
yesterday to y? II selten,
Mrs. J. K. Mel end is ?|uit?? sieh at
tb1 i time.
Misses Irene Waiting and Phat
Reins tpeni Tatsday in Btehopvllle.
Mr gf T, Mt Land has gone to
Camib'ti lode I
Mr r k Rkshhonrg has npenedup
a store, this being the only one in
**Egypt." We ;ire sure he v. ill
Well, the election is ov t and th
prohibitionists eancongratulate them
selves on the big majority they hav?
imi, Wtlllt Iht "Old iota" must won?
der where they gill fl t Ihelf U
There was a little aoelnhle given at
the hOggfl "f M r 'I' A. f >.i vis a ?
cream ami cake were served as refresh?
ments. Among those present were:
Misses Phae Reins, Irene Weldon.
Lily Mae Boykin, Sadie White, and
Donelln, Era and Estelle Davis and
Messrs. Arrie McDonald and The?
Davis, Carrrlson Boykin, Olin White
and Dr. D. N. Matthews. They all
reported a good time.
Mr. Arthur Davis has typhoid fev?
Several from this place will go to
the Farmers* Institute at Bisnspvillo
Mr. ArTie Davis and Miss Sadie
White left ^yesterday for luagoff,
where they will spend a few days
The protracted meeti: g was oamried
sti at Mizpah last week. Rev. Cole
did all the work himself. Several
were united with the Church.
Misses Susie and Ruth Smith, o(
Bri shop v rile, spent a few day? 'tetft
week with friends here.
SmstavtUe, August 81.?We had a
deUghMal rain in this seotlon last
night which broke the awful ?pell of
hot weather, which has been the
most severe of any tfcfts season. !Late
com srtll b* almost a complete fail
me, Perfcaps peas, pets toes and su
tai ease is not toe fer cone to be
beaefitted by the rain. Turnip plant?
ing Is the erdw of the day.
Mr. M. W. Cohort son has fem d
so-nething that will crew wh^re graee
?nd weed: wmt\ grow, tfcait 1? to
amount to awy*4u*kg. He Was nine
ro\.? >f velvet t?eans that have gn wn
beyond his wildest dreams. They are
certainly fine, as the land is very poor
Indeed, on which they were planted.
They have no fertiliser and have nev?
er been hoed. They were cultivated
like corn sad laid by when the vlues
had begun to run. Th**y had a lot of
large bunches of grass in them when
laid by, but the beans grew *o fast
they soon wrapped up grass, weeds,
persimmon hashes and everything else
they could reach. As they are an ex?
periment the result will be watched
Among those who attended the re?
union at Mizpah on last Saturday
were. Mr. and Mrs, G. W. Elmore,
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Watson. Messrs.
T W Hawkins, Jr., Charlie BakdH
John Barfield. J. E. DuPre and Rev.
S. B, Hatfleld. Those from Smith
ville were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robert?
son and Mrs. C. T. Evans and daugh?
ter, Ahble. The services were inter?
esting and enjoyable. The union ad?
journed at 1 o'clock and repaired to
the grove where a delightful dinner
was served by the ladles, after which
quite a number of the ladies return?
ed to the church and organized a
Woman Missionary Union. The elec?
tion of officers resulted as follows:
Mrs. D. L. Davis, president; Mrs. 0.
T. Evans, vice president; Miss Mamie
Gibson, secretary; Miss Gracie Dell
James, treasurer. At .2:30 o'clock the
union services commenced again. The
discussion was interesting and amus?
ing. The services closed on Sun?
day at noon. The nostt mnlon con?
venes with the Bl8hopville Baptist
Miss Belle McCutcheon has return?
ed home after quite a srfcay at Green?
wood, where she has been taking a
.?special course on teaching and other
branches. She was almost unani?
mously elected assistant teacher in
the Smithville school, which shows
the popularity and esteem In which
she is held. She is much Ifked for
her many lovable traits of character.
Mr. J. E. DuPre and Rev. T. I*
Cole called at the home of Mr. J. W.
Robertson on last Monday seeming.
The writer had the pleasure of go?
ing to Beulah last night to hear
Rev. Peter Stokes preach. Mr. Ssokes
is one of the most popular preachers
in the Methodist conference. The
large attendance showed the esteem
in which he is held. It can truly
be said of him, "Behold a man in
whom there 3s no guile." He has a
host of friends among the Baptist
and other denesninations.
Miss Carrie Reaves entertained a
few friends very pleasantly one eve?
ning last week. After the playing of
games, interspersed by inspiring mu?
sic furnished by Mr. Reaves and Mr.
DeS. Upshur, refreshments were serv?
ed, after which the guests took their
departure declaring Miss Reaves a
Mr. Joseph Witherspoon secured
the scholarship to Clemson and will
leave next week.
Mrs. James Meehan returned Mon
?uy to h^r home in Charle-acon.
Mr. Henry Reaves and Robert
Williams left Tuesday, the former
for Davidson and the latter for the
business college at Poughkcepsie.
After a month's rest Mr. Orier v ill
I'll his pulpit at Now Harmony on
A very welcome rain canio Tues?
day, but too lf.te to save the cotton
crop, which is very short.
Stateburg. Sept 1.?Mr. and Mrs.
J. Nelson Frierson have returned to
Columbia after a pleasant visit to rel?
Mrs. E. W. Houser is visiting her
sister, Mrs. McDumie, in Mullins.
Mr. Henry Moore has returned
from Philadelphia where he has been
i the guest of his brother, Dr. Matt
Master Sam Ramsey is spending
some time with his sister, Mrs. S. R.
Cain, at Laurens.
Mr. Irving Richardson spent Sun?
day in our midst.
I Rev. W. H. Barnwell and Master
Paul Barnwell have returned from
Tryon, N. C, where they spent sev?
Miss Mayo Rees was the guest of
Misses Annie Holmes and Virginia
Sanders during the past week.
Mrs. James Caldwell and Miss Sa?
die Caldwell are spending some time
with relatives in Sumter.
Mr. W. J. Rees after a pleasant trip
to Qlenn Springs is again In the
Rev. W. H. Barnwell held divine
services at the Church of the Holy
Cross on Sunday at 11 o'clock.
There has not been a good rain
here for nearly three weeks and the
crops generally are suffering for the
want of it. The two slight showers
this week not being enough "to lay
Lecture at Stateburg.
Hon. O. B. Martin, former State
superintendent of education, deliver
en an address, with stereoptican
views, in the assembly hall of the
Gen. Sumter Memorial Academy, on
last Saturday night.
He is organizing the boys of the
South into Farmer Boy Clubs, and
now has over 12,000 on his rolls. As
the spectators gazed upon the heroes
of the corn-fields they could but re
jolce that battlefield heroes had given
place to these, in this blessed age,
when conflict is giving way to co
operation, militaryism to industrial?
ism, death-dealing blows to life sup?
porting labors. Mr. Martin's work
here WU highly inspiring.
Prof. Ira W. Williams, who is al?
ways a welcome visitor here, accom?
panied Mr. Martin and the people in
the hall would have a word or two
from him also. He came to look af?
ter the school farm for another ses?
sion of the Gen. Sumter Memorial
Stateburg, Sept. 2, 1909.
Busy Season Has Opened and Every?
body Ready for Work?A Strong
Summerton, Sept. 2.?The cool
bracing weather, the frequent cotton
gin whistle, and the constant passage
of delivery wagons laden with new
fall goods are all stimulating to one's
energy; and to all appearances every?
body without exception has become
conscious of the arrival of the busy
season. No one lags now, but each
has his task before him and is mov?
ing with quick step to welcome the
coming wave of prosperity. The cot?
ton market seems to be the ruling
agent in the business world at pres?
ent, and we make bold to say that the
Summerton market will compare fav?
orably in strength with that of any
other South Carolina town. The cher?
ished goal has been reached and 12
cent cotton is a reality, that price
having been paid freely on our local
market for the past two days. The
present indications are that competi?
tion will be strong, and that all the
chief cotton firms of the South will
be represented here. Since our last
report, Mr. J. R. Eadon, of the firm
of Eadon Bros. Co., has entered the
market in the interest of Rodgers,
McCabe & Co., of Norfolk; Maybank
& Co., and the Farmers & Spinners
Co., both of Charleston will also be
represented, in addition to Alex
Sprunt & Son, of Wilmington, whose
office at this place has been open to
the seller of cotton for the past 12
or 15 years. Quite a great deal of
cotton js being ginned, and marketed
as fast as it is turned out
The Farmers Pank & Trust Co.
took possession of their new brick
building this morning. At present
the bank will make use of only a
BOYLE LIVE STOCK COMPANY.
I ANNOUNCEMENT! I
V e wish to announce to our friends arid the public generally the enti e removal
of our Horse, Mule, Buggy, Wagon, Harness, Furo! Implements and Hai vesting Machinery
l>ep r'ments i cross the street from the old stand of W. B. Boyle, where we have recently
erect* d an up-to-date, modern, two-story barn and repository for Buggies, Carriages, Wagons,
Hirre88, Fi.rm Implements at d Harvesting Machinery, together with our Livery business.
We m ide the move as we found it necessary to get larger and more modern
quarters and accommodate ns. This, of course, is to the material advantage of the buyer and seller.
We think of our friends ror their very liberal patronage, loyalty and support
during the past fifteen ye trs, when the business was conducted by W. B. Boyle, and sine* Jan?
uary by the Boyle Live ^tock Co , with W. Ladson Boyle and J. P. Booth managers.
We invite all to visit us in our new location. We will carry a larger stock of
our various lines and ?re now in a position to show everything to better advantage and render
better attention and service to the trade
On account of the very expensive and various lines, Mr. Boyle found it necessary
to divide his business, putting it under two heads. The above lines have been absorbed by The
Boyle Live Stock Co., with a capital stock of thirty \h usand dollais, with the following offi?
cers: W.B. BOYLK President, RICH \KD I MANNING, Vice President, W. LADSO.V
BOYLE, and J. P. BOOTH, Managers, and J. P. BOOTH, Secretly ai d Treasurer.
It is the purpose of tie* row management to conduct the business along the
straight-forward lines laid down -V?v Mr Boyle in the conduct of the business heretofore and
basing our claims on the above st,?temei t , w? soli it the continuance of your good will and
trade. Come and stop with us when you are in town, as we have upwards of a hundred stalls
with ample she^ ro>m and will extend you all the courtesies consistent with good business^
Our Mr. C. P, King, (formerly wi h Mr. J. P. Bland, of Mayesville, S. C.,) is now
in St. Louis, and we will have our first load of Horses and Mules, consisting of high-cla?s drivers
and laddie horte?, good business horses and goed broke young mules, on Monday Morning, Sept.
8th, and we invite our friends and thv* trade genorally, aUo Mr King's friends to call ai d inspect
this load of stock.
We can add nothing in Mr. King's behalf, as his well known ability as a horse?
man, t.nd his experience of live years buying on the St. Louis National ?tock Yards market, the.
recognized center of the horse business in the United States, h sufficient guarantee of the class
of stock that we will handle. Come and look them over even if you are not yet ready to buy
It is a pleasure for us to show our goods whether you buy or not.
Watch This Space Next Week.
half Of the building, the other to
rented. Other building in additl
and repairs is also going on. Mr,
M. Davis of the Summerton Merc
tile Co., is building quite a la
warehouse at the rear of his dou
brick store. Mr. S. M. Colciough
the Summerton Hardware Co.. is h
ing the piazza of his residence
tended around a second side, wh
will be an improvement to the lo
if the place as well as a great c
venience to the family.
The Summerion graded and h
school will begin another session
Sept. 15th. Last year was the
passed in the new building. and
proved a most successful one in th?i
hands of the efflc ent corps of teafh
ers. Although it is with regret tW
we had to give up so many of them,
we are glad to hear of the satisfnjC"
tion of the trustees in their recent se-?
elction. Prof. Hogan, of Congaree,
who has been ele-cted to the prlfljol-?
palship, arrived with his family logt
Mr. P. J. Holladay has ben emp
ed by the Summerton Mercantile ?e,r
to increase the force in their grooaTJ11'
department; Mr. "Mike" Barnes, for?
merly employed by the David upvl
Co., of St. Paul. S. C, has acoef?#<l
a position in the dry goods depeflftfc
ment of the same firm.
We are sorry to hear that the
es Burges will move shortly to
ton, S. C. We learn, however,
they expect to be absent a year
after which time they will rett
During their absence Mr. J. W.
sesne will occupy their reside
Among the events of social it
est occurring during the past
was an "Al Fresco" entertainment
given by Miss Jennie Furse in hi
of her guests, the Misses Strange
Miss Furse. The home of Mr.
Mrs. J. R. Furse a few miles from
town is well adapted to entertAa
ments of this nature, as was STi?~
denced by the admirable manner In
which the evening was spent. Thjbe>?
present were Misses Olive and A|
Strange, Genie Mae Furse,
Brockington, Louise Brockini
Madge, Christine and Annie Cosl
Lucy and Maria Mood, Etta
borough, Mildred James, Nora
son. Cora'and Jane Felder. Julia
laday, Annie Rutledge, Sue. Kate
Helen Cantey; Messrs. Harry
Leon Davis, Doc Colciough, Lawr
Chewning,* Wallace Mathis, Ben
tey, Clark. Miller. Leo and No
Felder, Claude Walker, Blainey
Walter Coskrey. Orlando
borough, Ellison Capers, Crum H
day, Irwin Rutledge, Percy Tea
Hall Nelson. Chas. Morris, Ben
vin and Connors Gentry.
Mr. Hugh Rose, of Charlotte, N
If expected this week at the horn
Capt. J. A. James.
Mr. \V. R. Coskrey, who has
away on a business trip returned
Miss Ada Tennant left this m
ing for Fort Motte, S. C, wher
will visit her sister, Mrs. W. C
Miss Sue Martin has returne
lier h<>me In Marion after a pie
I'islt to Miss Ada Tennant.
Miss Gladys Toon, of Red Sp
\\ C. is visiting relatives here.
Maj. and Mrs. R. R. Briggs a
dome again after an extensive
to the mountains of North Ca
md a visit to relatives in Gecrgi?
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson, of mrnil
mintgon. N. C, were the guesfg of
Mrs. O. C. Scarborough for affew
lays this week.
SMALL COTTON CROP,
iOVEHN'M ELNT REPORT S
Average is 63.7 Per Cent?Sou
olina's Figuren Are H
High, Being 74.
Washington, Sept. 2.?The g<
merit's report on the condition
ton crop as of August 25, issi
day, shows an average eondit
63.7. as against 76.1 per cent,
gaist 2."). 1908: 72.7. August 21
;ind 73.6. the average of the
pe*ra on August 25.
Comparisons of eondttn
States for Aug 1M09. Auk. lffljft&nd
the t. ii year average are as fSjJBPU:
1909 1908 J
Virginia . . . .73
North Carolina 73
South Carolina . 74
Alabama. ... 66
Mississippi ... 61
Louisiana. . . . 4S
Arkansas .... 60
Tennessee . . .75
Missouri . . M
Oklahoma. . . .' .r.o
United states . . 7
The dispensary is not
much liquor as anticipates]
the morning Monday there ?
and it was thought the ^?$es
total $l.?ota for the day hut^Hflpl tho
? a>h w .??? to::!,:..! at night^?.
found that til. .tax's sa los ^SttWlunt 1
to *?;.<<; :;?. The total i. eipts Tu<?
<ia\ were IBSS.tt.