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NO HF.MEDY FOR RK!> SPIDER.
Agricultural Department at Work In
Lexington County?Insect Said l<?
Be Injuring Cotton In I re.
Lexington. Sept. 5.?For several
years the r< d spider has been doing
Considerable damage to the OOttOII at
Bntesburg and Lees vi lie.
During this c Hton season the spider
has greatly Increased the area of Its
Inf cthn snd has shown Itself in sev?
eral fields in- ?;? L-vui^.on Court Hmum?
?nd has bee me mu h more destruc?
tive In tr* Infected area around
Fatcsburg ? rid' Lcesvtlle. It bj be
coming a menace) to cotton growlni
In this county, and it is understood
that It Is to ' s found In several part**
? i I Lite, notably near Blshopvllle.
Congressman Lever has again taker
the matter up with the federal mi'
thurltlee who now have In progress
about ten experiments on the farm of
Col. Edwin Folk Strother at Bates
bury So ft.r no remedy has been
found. The chief entomologist. Dr.
L. O. Howard of the department of
agriculture. written Mr. L v
er t^ the affect that the work of tb %
department wdl be continued vigor?
ously and that he has called to Wash?
ington for consultation an expert who
has been conducting field expert*
plants. In order that the whole field
may be thoroughly canvassed and
plana for next year s work outlined.
Mr. Lever has advised the depart?
ment tb.it a station be established at
Fatexburg. and It Is believed that this
will be done, perhaps, during the next
.? The Siamese Cat.
The Siamese cat comes from the
kingdom of Slam, where I first met
Mm. and Is of two classes: the com?
mon and the ten.pie cat. The com?
mon' or garden variety differs from
the temple in the same manner as a
thoroughbred differs from the mon?
grel, whether cat, horse or dog. The
temple cat Is th? outcome of long
years of careful breeding and anxious
care. He Is Jealously guarded by the
bouses (priests) of the temple, and
enters In some way which I have
never been able to discover Into their
religious rites and sacrificial offer
Hta exportation has been prohib?
ited for many years, as he has always
been In great demand among cat
fanciers, and so many were carried
off that the prices became fabulous,
snd the priets objected, ss there was
tear that the royal line might be
eosae extinct. Oh, yes. there is a
royal Una of cats, of which there
wore two In this country.
The puic Siamese temple cat Is
bom pur? white and* at the age of
two or three months shows marking
of blue gray on tall, legs and ears. As
time pass* s these turn brown and
at six months the face, tall, ears and
feet show a beautiful brown color,
like young seal, while the body Is ns
yet white with Just enough color to
warm It. The greater the age of the
cat the deeper will be the color of the
fur. The eyes are of a beautiful
a/urc; blue In daylight, they glow
like live coals at night. I have had
thirty at a time. I sent a pair to the
exhibition at Liege, which were sold
for six thousand francs. Five hund
dred dollars (s not an excessive price
for a pure specimen.?Harold Bas?
sen. In the Cat Review.
At the clone of the fiscal year 1908
the railroad mileage of the United
State?? was 230.000. as compared wtth
1SC.IS3 In 198S and 184.?48 In 1898.
The net capitalisation Is 313.000,007.
011. an Increase of 39 8 per cent over
the figures of 1898.
Martin Maloney. a Philadelphia
capitalist, purchased the plant and
franchise of the Water, Light and
Power Company of Rock Hill at a re?
ceiver's sale yesterday, the purchase
price being 980,000.
IF WOMEN ONLY KNEW.
What a Heap of Happiness R Would
Bring to Saunter Homes.
Hard to do housework with an ach?
Brings you hours of misery at leis?
ure or at work.
If women only knew the cause?
Backache pains come from sick
Twould savs much needless woe,
Doan s Kidney fills cure sL'k k:j
Sumter i" i si d ose this:
Mrs. M M, atulke/ \> B, Liberty
St.. Sumter. S. C, says; "During the
MSI 1W0 yean I have had a gfeut
deal of iroboli with my kidneys. The
secretion* from these organs dVre
very Irregular In passage, highly c ol?
ored and contained diment. M>
head ach?-d severely, l bad dull, aaga
giriK baekacbes. could lot re t well
and in the morning was devoid of
energy or ambition. I used only two
boxes of Loan's Kdne> Pills,*
eur?d at China's drug store an I m\
buck became stronger, the headaches
ojnbh'fl and my kidneys were re
stored to a normal condition, i have
galrod several pounds In weight and
am Improving in eVery way, Doan
\ e n.e much r?diei' und
1 consider them 10 be the best reined}
I ever tried. f ?r kidney trouble."
For sale by all dealer*. Price .",0
cents, r mu \ Ml)burn Co., Muffalo,
N?w V -i... sole agents for the United
Siemen bt r the name?Dean's?and
take no other. No. 12.
BATING CHILD WORK F US.
South Carolina .Mill inspectors File
Their He|?ort With Commissioner
Wat.sou?Orutllylng Decrease 1??
Columbia. I, C, s?'| t. 4. Under
the working of lh< ohlld Inbor lew
ovei three thousand children have
bean taken out of the ootton mills,
stores ami other enterpria i employ
big children durln] the present year,
in many hyitancei these children
have bi t n placed in tin* schools, ah
of tbis b,is been go ?mpllshed without
any friction between the factory in
| ? ??ctors and the mill officers; without
decreasing the etlk iency of the mills
and without injury to the children or
to their families.
According to a tentative report is?
sued today by Commissioner Watson.
Waith is made up from the reports of
the Inspectors' cards and affidavits,
the tota! number of children employ?
ed In the mills under fourteen years
of n*e is 5.019, of which 2.729 are
boys and 2.200 girls. Of the 5,019.
??1 WfTg under 12 rs of age and
? ft working during the summer
months, and will now go out; of the
r>52. 314 were boys an4 238 girls. Five
hundred end ninety children under 12
year* of age (which number la In
eluded In the 5.01 i*) are working
under the parent's disability affidavits
?326 boys and 220 girls.
The total number of children un?
der 12 years of age In the mills this
sear was 1.14 8, leaving 596 In the
mills at present. Taking out the
school ,chlldlren there were, 3,654 less
children In the mills this year than
in 1907. and 4,368 less In 1905. The
total rmmber of children In the mills,
under sixteen years of age In 1907,
were 8.121 and In 1905 8.835.
The tentative report as submitted
will be embraced In the annual re?
port off the commissioner and deals
with a mill population of between
15 ).000 and 16Q.000. The commis?
sioner expressed himself as being very
m-ich pleased with the report and
was surprised at the large decrease In
the number of working children.
How to Improve Our Orchard Indus?
From our general observation In
the State during the past year, It
would seem that South Carolina has
been, as it were, a dumping place for
all kinds of inferior and worthless
nursery stock. By this we do not
mean to say that South Carolina re?
ceives no first-cla?s nursery stock,
for we are yearly handling some of
the best stock in the whole country.
The general tendency on the part of
some nurseries, without the State, to?
wards shipping inferior, stock Into the
-ttate has caused considerable com?
plaint to reach tbb office. The prin*
clpal trouble with such stock seems
to be the presence of serious insect
pests and plant diseases. It Is a very
difficult matter for the casual obser?
ver to detect these on stock that is
only slightly infested and, if such
stock be planted out without hav?
ing been treated, there is little possi?
bility that the owner will ever receive
any returns whatever for his labor
and expense. It is, therefore, of ut?
most Importance that the planter of
an orchard should know whether or
not he Is putting out clean healthy
trees. In order to eliminate, as far
aa possible, the Introduction of dis?
eased nursery stock into our or?
chards, we will endeavor to make a
thorough Insepction of every ship?
ment of nursery stock upon request
of the owners of such stock. This can
but have a wholesome effect upon
the Incoming nursery stock, which in
turn will make possible the building
up of an immense orchard industry
In our State.
All requests for inspection of nur?
sery stock should be made to State
Entomologist, Clemson College, S. (\
There Is some talk of having a Fall
Festival, and Secretary Reardon of
the Chamber of Commerce is agitat?
ing the question. The festival of 1904
was a grutlfylng success and was both
creditable and beneficial to the town.
It cost nearly 36.000 in hard cash and
a world of hard work by the various
committees. It will be impossible to
have I festival this year at less ex?
pense than in 1904. for Susnter oould
not afford to fall behind previous ef?
forts, so if we are to have a festival
we must count on raising not le**
than *6.000. Are the business m< n
?I Sumter prepared to put up the
money) If the] are, let*i have the
festival; l>Ut If they are not Willing
10 Spend at leust IC0OO, we may as
well say no more about a festival.
Ami just a word more?"If WC are not
sure there is to be a creditable fes?
tival it is poor policy to advertise th?
fact thai we are thinking about it
The wisest policy would be for tin
business men to get together and dl*
6USS the matter in a buelnoSS-llkt
manner, decide what tiny warn to d<
I I nd then k>* ahead and do it.
The People's ban!, building and fig
tares at Union was ??hl gi a rocelv
sr*s sab- Monday, w. j, Halle ws
the Mghsot bidder, his bid beim
F.ggw niul a Few Other Things.
"The egg crop of the United States
for the last ten years has probably
averaged not far from 1,750.000.000
doaeII fi year, The Department of
Agriculture r< i>.>rts 111 * * 'mean farm
price of eggs' throughout tin1 country
? in 1899 as 11.IB cents a dosen and In
1901 at is.3 cents B dosen. At those
ratet th< farm value of this estimated.
average would be $195.000.000 for
1809 and $880,000,000 for 1908, an
Increase ol $185.000,000, or nearly 68
per Cent The difference in retail
prices is probably considerably more
1 ban that.
"This means," :ays the New York
Sun, "that for the same quantity of
eggs the American consumers are
paying today about $125.000.000
more than they paid ten years ago. It
at once suggests the Question of cost
of production and profits to the pro
ducer. Does it cost a hen f?5 per
cent, more to lay an egg today than
it did ton years ago? Unless it can
be shown that the industry has been
material.y affeoted by increased cost
it raw materials or increased wages
no other inference is open save that
tho American consumer is the victim
of rapacity on the part of those who
cannot be coll otlve'y denounced as a
'predatory class," although their
'greed' in no a ay differs from that of
'trust magnates,' An increase of 65
per cent, in railway rates would al?
most precipitate a revolution. Such
an increase in the price of barbed
wire or nails or shovels would lead
to Widespread demand for instant
control and regulation by federal au?
thority. The average price of sugar,
laid to be a trust product, was .04924 j
cent a pound in 1899 and .04940 inj
1908. The 'mean farm price' of egs,
not a trust product, was 11.15 cents
a dozen in 1899 and 18.3 in 1908. For
their eggs and for their sugar the
people now spend about the same to?
tal number of dollars.
"No wonder that farmers buy au?
tomobiles, that banks are stuffed with
farmers' money. The consumers ap?
pear to have contributed to those en?
terprises during the last ten years
several hundred millions of dollars in
the Increase of the price of eggs,
hundreds of millions more in the in?
crease price of potatoes, and still oth?
er huge sums in the increased price of
other farm products. It is highly I
gratifying to be told that the farm
products of last year were valued at j
not less than 87,778,000,000, or nearly
double the value of products in 1899.
The wage earners and the salary
earners contemplate those figures
with less satisfaction than does the
Secretary of Agriculture. In their
view of the case there is represented
not only an enlarged volume of prod?
ucts, but a greatly increased unit
price, with Its resultant increase In
cost of living. The increase in vol?
ume of products is probably not more,
than one-third the increase in total'
value. The consumer pays the dif?
I Elocution of the Admiral.
Vice Adlmral Uiiu of the Japanese
navy, was a member of the class ot
1881 at the naval academy at Anna?
polis and has recently been here visit?
ing hip class mates and celebrating
a reunion with them, says The Satur?
day Evening Post.
At a dinner given to the vice ad?
miral when he was in this country
one of his class mates told a story on
the vice admiral as an illustration of
the progress of the Japanese in the
parst thirty y. ^rs.
"Uri was the most correct and
proper person In our class," said the
story-teller. "He was prim and pre?
cise and very reverent. I met him
one morning on the parade ground.
" 'Good morning.' I said enthusias?
tically. 'Isn't this a splendid day?"
" 'It is, indeed,' Uri responded
gravely, 'and I thank heaven 1 am
here and permitted to enjoy it.'
"When I met Uri this time, after
a lapse of nearly thirty years, I re?
called that conversation and said:
'Good morning. Isn't this a splendid
" 'It is, indeed, Uri. replied, 'and
will you, for heaven's sake, kindly tell
me where I can get a drink?' "
The class at Heidelberg was study?
ing Bngllsh conjugations, and each
\eri> considered was used in s model
?entence, so that the students would
gain the benefits of pronouncing the
connected series of words, os well a*
learning tb?* varying forms of the
verb says Everybody's. Tins mcrnlmi
h was the verb "to have' 'in tb<- (sen?
tence, "1 have a gold mine."
ib-rr Bchmlts was oalfed t<? his feet
by Prof. Wulff.
"Conjugate 'do naff In der sen?
tence, 'l haft a ?nii mine, " the pro?
"i haft b goII mine, du hasl Q goll
dein, he bass a n<?lt hiss. Ve. you < v
I dey haft a goit <airs, yours or dears,
? ;is de ease maybe."
j Having recently returned from >
; \' it to 1a nelgi borhoi d 6f the South
! Pole, Lieutenant Khackleton Is very
I anxious tu know Jusl how Dr. Cook
did it. The lieutenant plans anothei
Invest month in Form Land.
According to the National Stock?
man and Farmer, ."good farming
land has proved a profitable invest?
ment in the past ten rears, and there
is every reason to expect that it will
:? so in the future. Many business
men In cities have realised this, and
when they have found what looked
like a bargain they have picked ii
up. such Investments .have often
been profitable in spite of the fact
that the city man didn't know how t<?
farm. Money has been squandered
by some city farmers, but others, real
business men. have simply invested
their money in fertility, buildings and
stock and have the goods to show for
what they have invested. Tf a man
without knowledge of or experience
in farming can make land a good in?
vestment certainly a good farmer
?night to be able to do so. The market
for productive land is improving and
must improve as our population
grows. For an investment of sur?
plus cash it has only one objection?
it can not be realized on as quickly
as some other things in case of need.
But it can easily be made the means
of raising money in a pinch.
"Skilled faimers with surplus cap?
ital will find what are known as run?
down farms a particularly good in?
vestment. Land that has been pro?
ductive, that was so naturally, can be
made productive again by those who
know how, and this can be done
without an excessive outlay of cash.
Nearly every community has such
farms, and when the possibilities of
profit in their improvement are real?
ized they will be bought up by ex?
pert farmers near by and built up (or
some buyer who is sure to com"
along. Another opportunity to real
ize from investments in land in the
future is cutting up large tracts in?
to small farms. This is particaular'y
true in territory contiguous to good
markets, where the poultry, fruit and
truck business must be developed.
For such business large farms are an
incumbrance to most men. Small
tracts will sell readily because there,
will be many people looking fot
country homes from which they can
live and do not cost too much. In
the east are many such opportunities
as this, and many farms to be hal
at reasonable prices for ariy purpose.
All farming needs in these communi?
ties is more formers. The land is to
be had, the markets are ready, the
opportunities are good for those who
want to farm and know how. But
the spirit of the age in these com?
munities has not been agricultural.
When these farms are taken up bv
men who farm this spirit will
change. It is changing now in some
places, and land is advancing as a
Twenty, lambs, twelve rabbits, two
hens, a duck and a goose were
found by gamekeepers recently in a
During three months the police of
New York City arrested 200 more
chauffeurs than during the corres?
ponding quarter of last year and 300
more than during thte same time two
For Infanta and Children.
Tis Kind You Have Always fought
s sve vs.
(For Myrtle Beach.)
i A il>
Tickets for sale for all trains
each Saturday and for Sunday
forenoon, trains commencing
Saturday, May 29th and continu?
ing to Saturday, Sept. 4th, 1909,
limited to return Monday follow?
ing date of sale.
An excellent opportunity to
visit the famous Seashore Resorts
ot South Carolina at a minimum
For information, call on Ticket
Agent, or write.
W. J. CRAiG, T. C. WHITE,
Pas, Traf. Mgr. Gen. Pas. Agt.
WILMINGTON, N, 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
^2^^2*2- Sonal supervision since its infancy*
Y4 /-cctc/u&i Allow no one to deceive you in this*
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good ? are but
Experiments that triile with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment*
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare?
goric, Drons and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It*
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic?
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys "Worms
and aKays Feverishness* It cures Diarrhoea and Winol
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulate * the
Stomach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
?The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend*
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TMS ?CNTAUR COMPANY. TT MURRAY STRCCT. NCW YORK CITY.
Birnie'S Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
CHOICE PERFUMES 'AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES*
AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, A
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Our stock is complete
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AN AEROPLANE IN ? JOHT
is always a source of 4 merest
to the public, and wherte to get the
highest quality of doors, sash, blinds,
etc., at the lowest prices interest?
those about to build in Sumter. Th<?
high quality of our materials will *tp>
peal to builders when they learn oar
prices and get estimate for their en?
tire building from
The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Factory
J. W. McKeiver.
We have added to our equipment a double adding machine to fa?
cilitate taking ofT daily balance*. Our aim is to keep well np
With approved banking method*, that we may render the most ef?
ficient service to our customers at all times.
^ Bank of Sumter.
If you have farm property in Sumter or Clarendon County whJ 1 ?
wish t<? soil this season, you should list it now, in order that it inay rx*
Inspected and properly advertised forthe i";?n business. 1 havo a number
of, prospective buyers*for well improv-.1 property, and if your price* iP0>
right, we should be able to do some business,
CITY, FARM UNO TIM- "|T> T3 TT") MONEY INVESTED ItJ
REAL ESTAiE MORT
R. B. Beiser,
REAL ESTATE ?TT08MEY.
26H N Main St. Sumter, S. C,
BED PROPERTY HAN. GAUES. LET ME ISVf >
OLED. REAL ESTATE RCil CJTATC |TTA0I|CV YOUR I0LE MONEY ?V
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