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Dark Corner. Sept, 7.?It surely is
and dusty here about this time.
Hsvf not had any rain to amount to
anything slnee the 27th ef Au?
gust. Cotton has Riven up growing.
anJ I am fearful that peas will al?
most be a failure hereabouts. Some
of the Whlfpoorwlll peas have been
made, but they are not what they
would have been If we had had good
?aeons Corn, potatoes and gardens
are suffering for rain.
It was my privilege to go to old
Calvary church last Sunday, where I
saw the pastor. Rev. J. N. Tolar bap?
tise eighteen converts. Fifteen of
whom'will belong to Calvary and
three to Pinewood. After the Bap?
tising Rev. Tolar preached a very in?
structive sermon on growing in
grace, from the first clause of the
18th verse, third chapter, 2nd Peter.
That night at 8:30 he preached a flu?.?
?mon at Pinewood on giving from
tnd Cor. sth chapter and 7th verse.
Mrs. W J. Ardls has been sick for
the last eight or ten days, but Is hot?
ter to day
Miss Idu B. Burke, of Ramsey,
visited Mrs. W. T. Kolb last Sunday
afternoon and night
Miss Nealle Ardis, daughter-of Mr.
Joe If. Ardis went to her uncle's. Mr.
John F. McLeod's, (who lives m ti
Hahn'.....) yesterday morning to see
her jrrand mother, who is quite sick.
Dud 'Veeks ami Kan Hracy vl
at Mr. Joe M Ardls last night.
Mr. Editor me to say to that
jrounc brother, who said 1 wrote thai
a coloi?d man said that whiskey fat?
tened twu of his the (colored man's)
calves, that I think he had better get
htm a new pitlr of specks as there is
something sure wrong with his eves
n* he cannot tell the difference in cats
' and calves.
Miss? Maud Christmas, of Bloom
Hill nnd Mr. Ed Lee, of North Caro?
lina were murrled one day we k be-j
last. Miss Christmas is the sec- |
daughter of Mr. J. Helton Chrlst
and Mr. Lee is a young man I
from North Carolina, who has been
working near Bloom Hill for some
Miss Eunice Osteen and Miss Mury
K?ln returned from their visit to rel?
atives and friends at Wlnnshoro,
Rldgeway and Columbia last Tuesday,
I?ynchurg. Sept. 7.?Notwithstand?
ing this town can boast of three hust?
ling physicians, there Is a plenty of
work for them all. Every day the
atek list Is swelled n<i the disease
tea on suddenly and terribly in.
Ifr. J. Ernest McFaddin has been
111. but U now slowly improving.
Miss Julia Mclntosh Is dangerously
Ul and recove. y doubtful. Her fath?
er. Mr. M. L. Mclntosh Is suffering
from some lingering malady, which
%afttes the ?kill of the best physi?
? Mr, O. W. Stokes, who has been
Watte sick Is reported better.
Mr. J. H. Crlbbs. who Is at the
Mood Infirmary In Sumter Is still HI.
"bat a little Improved.
Master VernOO Lewis, also at the
tngrmary, Is reported much beter.
fa the country around there Is a
it deal of fever.
.Prof, and Mrs. Brison left today for
Rotenburg, ttelr home for the past
year or more. He hus been spending
his vacation it this place and at F'lor
Mrs. J. O. McDonald, of Suvann th.
On . is spending time /icre at Mr. and
Mrs. R. E. McElevc?.n. her relatives.
Mrs. fjTghggl M iwkins Is reported
Th? ?Irowth Is still ur.brok? n and
totton Is seriously Injured Estimated
tons la 20 to 25 per cent. though
price* are f. ir ?"??tt ?n see I are sell
Ing at $30 [er ton.
VYI IH.I I ll LD
Wedgefleld. gggtf h ?ha long dry
?pell through whuh Wt hav? Just
pnnsed will shorten the cotton crop
at least 20 per cut In this ??< i;on
and unless rain comes toon Ihf i?? ;i
crop will also be a failure.
Messrs. Krank Melbtt CnJvIn Mc
Lnurlu. pgtgf Dwtgni and Kr.tnk
Cain left for Clemson College on
Messrs. Barney and Lei Thomas
left mat week for Davidson College.
Mis? es Ammle. Inez and Corinno
Well? of Privateer are spending ?6m?
time with their ?ister, Mrs. It. H.
Mr. .1. F. Spears, of Conway. AM
accepted a position with Messrs. .1.
H. A?cock & Sons for the fall.
The many friends of Mr. X. D II
Jordan arc glad to learn he has ?Uf>
Mci.?ntly recovered so as t?> leave the
hospital at Florence and return tfi
his home at Cool Springs. Horry
count;/, to regain some strength l>? -
in?1 returning to his wmk here
The NVedgefleld graded school Will
begin Its 100H session on Monday. \W
are fcrtunate to have the same teach?
ers r-'turn to u?<. Prof. O. H. ."\ 0
Mlllan of Mulllns and Miss Ruth
Harrington, of Cheraw. and Miss K.
M. Pickens. of Mt. Pleasant.
Mr. LeRoy Brohun, of Ashev?l?.
N. C, Is spending sometime with his
brother, Mr. T. D. Brohun.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Ramsey ' had
a few friends to call on Monday eve?
ning In honor of the Misses Wells
Mra. R. X. Thompson, of Olanta,
Is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. D. Cain.
Rembert, Sept. 9.?We have had a
very light rain and some cooler
weather, which I suppose will help
our feelings some, but I don't think
It will do the crops very much good.
Cotton picking Is In full blast and the
darkies are singing a glad song, be?
cause they know cheese and crackers
await them at night, but this won't
last long, for three weeks fair weath?
er and the crop will be about
through. Gins are humming around
us ard the wagon drivers are happy
becat se they are going to town and
you know the dispensary is running*
Remberts is on a boom. There has
been several additions made to the
post office for the convenience and CC*>
commonation of the public, also o
nice *tock of goods has been opened
up. Remberts is a beautiful plac^
and we hope in the near future to
see a good many improvements ad?
ded, which will beautify and advance
Its projects. If Mr. Rembert would
"throw open the gates of admission to
the world, there would soon be a
beautiful town there, and fine mar?
ket Tor the farmers. Mail advan?
tages, wholesale opportunities and
banking pri\ iU gee would soon open
up and Remberts and the surround?
ing country would soon come to the
front and take Its place among the
leaders of progress.
The little missionary society at Mi
Leod's Chapel will serve Ice cream
?m?1 cake at the Rembert graded
school building on Friday. 17th at 6
o'clock p. m. for the benefit & mis?
sions. Come one. come all, and as
slU In this glorious work for the
P Mr. J. M. Reames is having gome
repairing done on his residence, short
crops does not seem to worry him.
The graded school at Remberts will
open OH the I 3th.
Max, Sept. 10.?Messrs. W. E. Mc
Brlde and A. J. Goodman went to
Mr. J. C. Truluck went to Tim
raonsvllle foday on business.
The water in the mill pond near
here was turned loose last Monduy
and work commenced rebuilding tl;
Mr. J. D. Moore has taken a posi?
tion with McT^endon & Co., at New
Immense numbers of people at?
tended the protracted meeting ti i
Bethel last week. Perfect order pre?
vailed. Every sermon was by the
pffstor, and was to us wonderful and
The Southeast Missionary Associa?
tion convened with *.he W. M. S. of
Bethel on Wednesday of last week.
Mrs. Boatwright. of Mulllns, a gifted
and consecrated worker, made excel?
lent talks to the societies at the
morning session. Rev. Planl, foreign
missionary, preached an exceedingly
impressive sermon to the public in
the afternoon. Dinner was served on
Farmers are ginning and selling
Very little rain has fallen here for
Ot lt SV MM FUTON LETTER.
Summerton. Sept. 9.?Until yester?
days good rain there had been noth?
ing more than an occasional shower
in this vicinity since the eotton sei
son opened; the drought although too
continuous for most purposes has en?
abled uninterrupted harvesting lot
?everal er eck i, and consequently the
( Otton receipt! have so far been all
? ?ut pi Muomenai. That deterioration
i-.iis Iahen place is an unquestionable
facti but tiie price received should
make up for all deficiencies, Wheth
? i warranted or not the Summcrlon
market on Tuesday reached the lnuli
point Of II !?! cents, which \\;is. oi
course, ihe reaull of sharp oompe*
tition. That was not i representative
pi h ? and was only paid for 0 * CM
few small lots. Bven at 12 cents,
j which seems to be the prevailing
pries today, our farmers are hurr\lng
I their cotton to the gin with a view
Of putting it on the market. Yester?
day over 90 bales were ginned In
town, and about 150 weighed on the
Corresponding strides are being
made in all the various business en?
terprises in town; and the freight re
(eipts are unusually large, Coinci?
dent with the arrival of their new fall
gOQ^S, the Bummerton Mercantile Co.,
procured as valuable assets to their
?1 r>- goods bUSinesSi the services of
Misses Lucy Mood and Alethea Davis.
The Btrauas-Rogan Co., has recently
repainted the interior of their build?
ing and made such improvements as
will the more advantageously show
off their full and up todate line ??f
As an adjunct to their business;
the Summerton Hardware Co. are
acting as agents for gasoline engine
outfits. In which much interest is be?
ing aroused. These engines we un?
derstand, may be put to various uses
?from the threshing of oats to the
generation of electricity. Rumor has
it that Capt. J. A. James of the Sum
merton Hardware Co. will soon install
one in his home for the purpose of
The runaway accident on Saturday
of last week will serve to prove the
wisdom of the town ordinance with
regard to hitching vehicles on Main
street. A horse belonging to Jim
Jones, colored, ren a considerable dis?
tance down Main St.. kicking the top
Off the buggy and throwing the driv?
er out. There happened to be only
one other buggy on the street, but
that one was strwek, "ncurrlng. how?
ever no serious damage. We can
not help but wonder what might have
been the consequences had there been
any number of vehicles hitched along
On Thursday night. Sept. 2, Annie,
the 3-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs.
T. S. Rogan died at this place, aim
the funeral services held at 11:30
Friday morning. On Sunday, Sept.
5, Mrs. Isaac Lenoir died in Hender
sonville, N. C. where she had been
taken some six weeks ago for treat?
ment. Mrs. Lenoir was Lou Dingle,
whose father is a member of tin
well-known Ding! 8 family of tbjl
On Tuesday night, Bept 7. Misse*
Mildred James and Lucy Mood enter?
tained a tew IrP nds at the home of
Capt. J. A. James, The feature of
amusement was games played in pro?
gr< bIvs fashion and the ?rst prize,
being a tivo pound box of Huylera,
was won by Miss Genie Mao Purse.
During" the evening ice cream and
cake wer? served,
Miss Carrie Rodgi rs. of Woodruff
?. C? Is visiting at he home of .Mrs
J, C. Lanham,
Miss Maud Kiiu bury is the gUfst
?; Mrs. J. A. James.
Ml at F?rtha Davis has returned
from the mountains ol* North Caro?
Mr. J. Fred Lanham has returned
from Canton, X. C, and will be em?
ployed in the dry goods department
of W. R. Coskrey's store.
WHITE RAPISTS CONVICTED.
Carter8vllle, Ga.. Sept. 7.?At a spe?
cial term of the Bartow county su?
perior court here Jack Worthington.
white, wn* today convicted of crimi?
nal assault with recommendation U
mercy and was sentenced to 20 year:
in the penitentiary. Dink Worthing
ton, co-defendant, was acquitted. The
case of Will Golden, another white
man. charged with criminally as
sav.lt!''g r while woman Ii now on
Although there was considerable
excitement in the northern part of
Lartow county following the commis?
sion of the assaults and threats of
lynching were freely made, the ex?
citement was appeased when the
special term of court was ordered to
try the cases. While the verdict In
the Worthington case fails to meet
the approval of many of the hun?
dreds of citizens from the northern
section of the county, who are in at?
tendance upon the court, it is not
apprehended that there will be any
attempt to do either of the Worth?
ington any violence.
The spectacle of three white men
facing trial at the same term of court,
charged with criminal assault?a
crime heretofore associated almost
exclusively with a certain type of the
negro?-is unparalleled in the history
of American courts. The details of
the assaults upon the two young wo?
men, as recited by them, were revolt?
It |s certain that Judge Kite's or?
dering of the Special term of court
was all that prevented at least an at?
tempt to lynch the three mon.
Howard Stakely, a negro. Is in jail
and will probably be tried on the
charge of criminally assaulting a 7
year-oid negro girl,
a verdict In the Golden case is ex
pected tomorrow morning,
ginm.ks REPORT I88VED.
w ashington. I >. <\, Sept. S. The
cotton ginners' report issued today
was as follows:
Total number of bales ginned to
sept. ist. i!M?!t. :t77,r?r)2 bales; total
number ginned to Sept. 1st, lHOS,
JAMES T. BACON DEAD.
iklgefleld Mourns a Son Whose Life
Lent Lustre t<> Her Name and Scat?
tered Joy Among Her People.
Edgefield, Sept. s.?Col. James T.
Bacon died at r?:3<> o'clock this after?
noon. The funeral will be from ?
Episcopal church Friday at l 1
o'clock a. m.
Col. Bacon had been ill Bi hi*
home her?- for several weeks.
Col. James T. Bacon was the best
known and most universally beloved
man in the county and his name WAS
synonymous with all that is puiv.
generous, noble and good. Col. Ba?
um had attained his 7Sth year. He
was descended from splendid revolu?
tionary stock. His ancestors ca
from Virginia, where the family had
been prominent among the colonists
for 'over a century. Falmond Bacon,
for many years a brill.ant member of
the Edgetieid bar and the "Xed
Brace" in Longstreet's Georgia
scenes, was his grandfather. Edmund
Bacon, although a Georgian by birth,
in early life moved to South Caro?
lina and he with Col. Arthur Simkins
settled the town of Edgefield. He
had four children, the second,, Ed
mond Speed, being the father of <4.he
subject of this sketch, his mother be?
ing Sarah Bacon, a cousin to her hus?
band, she having married twice, her
last husband being the Rev. Arthui
The Bacon family "has been closely
connected with the county's and
State'? history. Col. Bacon had one
brother. Hon. John E. Bacon, who
was secretary of legation at St. Pe?
tersburg when Gov. Pickens was
minister, and afterwards minister to
Uruguay and Paraguay under Presi?
dent Cleveland, and a full sister, Mis.
Paker of McClellanville, and two
half-sisters. Mrs. Kate W. Cheatharn,
of this place, and Mrs. Dr. Tresvam,
formerly of Columbia. Col. James
!'. Paeon was born liefe and h:s long
and useful life was spent amidst the
scenes of his nativity.
Alter receiving an academic educa?
tion at this place he completed I -
itudiea in Germany, making a spe?
cialty of music, in which he excel]
ind which was one of the j >ya of his
beautiful life. After his return from
icrmany he taught music her< and
at Anderson, out it was to journalism
that he devoted his splendid talents
in which field he w<?n for himself b
name and reputation, seldom equal
ed in this country. After serving with
conspicuous brav? ry in the War Be
cween the states he returned home
and assumed the editorship of the
Edgefield Advertiser and the libs ",
that paper will best tell how ably and
brilliantly h<' performed the duties
of that office. Gentle as a womit?,
yet brave ae a lion, he c uld write
with all the softness and BWCetness
of Washington Irving, hut a hen ne?
cessity and duly demanded it with all
the boldneae and tiro of Wendell j
Phillips. During Reconstruction times.
when Federal troops were Station??'
here, and the negro and scalawag,
hold high carnival. Col. Bacon mint?
ed The Advertiser in red letter an I
his "leader'' was tili? d with such pa?
triotic fire and defiances as to cause
offense to the federals. For this he
was arrested and carried to Charles
! ton. hut no harm befell him. an?1 lu
returned home only to continue the
brave fight for Anglo-Saxon suprem?
acy. He was again prominent in
those days, as he ever was, a game?
cock, and never did his red plume
lower its crest. After leaving The
Advertiser he, with his nephew Mr.
L. W. Cheatham, conducted the
Edgetteld Chronicle, a paper that is
loved and read by every man. woman
and child in the county, because back
of it has been the brains, wit and elo?
quence of "Jim Bacon." His corres?
pondence to the Columbia Stat2 and
spteial articles to The Sunday News
and Courier attest the unique style,
versatility and brilliancy of the man.
Many of hi-> close friends here have
often urged him4 to collect and print
his wrtings, but his innate modesty
forbade. They would make o volume
worthy of his wit and genuis. Col.
Bacon was never married, but he
was beloved and courted by all for
his magnetic personality, social at?
tributes and brilliant conversational
powers. One beautiful trait of his
character was his love and loyalty t ?
his immediate family. His veneraid
mother, the late Mrs. Wigfall, as W<
as other members of his family,
would often urge him to seek broad
' fields, where his talent would have
won higher distinction and greater
pecuniary reward, hut he preferied
lo remain with them, and with hit
lite long friends, and at the home he
loved so well and administer to theii
happiness and support. Now that he
is cone Bdgl field mourns lor him as
never did Bhe sorrow i^r man before.
He has left a void that can not be
filled. Col. Bacon leaves surviving
him his BtStet* Mrs. Kate Wigfall
Cheatham; his nephew, Mr. E* W.
Cheat ham; his nieces, Mrs. Fred G.
Swaffield and Mrs. l). i. Denny, of
Columbia, and Mrs. George Sharpton.
besides several grand-nephews and
Beware of people who apologize
everytime they do you a faver.
RAILROADS MUST REFUND.
iiiM'iMato Cotnnuwoe Qnnnlsaioti I*
sans Decree in Central Yellow PUtt
Association Overcharge Caw.
Washington, Sept. 7.?An order in?
volving approximately ? 1.000.000 in
reparation was issued today i>y the
Interstate Commerce Commission. It
included claims In what is known as
the Central Yellow Pine Association
territory?Louisiana. Mississippi and
western Alabama?and involved ,n
refunding of amounts paid by a large
number of shippers of yellow pine
lumber from the territory to points in
other States on which an overcharge
of 2 cents per 100 pounds was col?
lected hy various railroads.
The settlement of the cases was
j made on the same basis at that ef
< fected in the yellow pine lumber cases
I in other territories of the South, 67
j per cent, of the provable claims being
TURKEY NEEDS MONEY'.
Ottoman Government Trying to Sell
Bond* to Amount of $30.00" OOO
Washington. Sept. 7.?The Turkish
government has invited bids for *30.
800,000 bonds hearing 4 per cent, Ul
I tere'st with 1 per cent, for an amor?
The Imperial Ottoman embassy in
Washington today announced oificial
ly that, on the strength Of article 36
of the financial law for the current
financial year, the imperial Ol toman
minister of finance has dec'd'd to
contract a loan of 5.0t00,000 Turkish
pounds (approximately $30,800.000),
the rate of interest being 4 per o^nt.
and the rate of amortisation 1 per
The product of this loan will be de?
voted to the payment of the debt due
to the Oriental railways according to
recent arrangements; the payment of .
the debts of the deposed sultan- to
the establishment of an extraordinary
relief fund to be used /or repairing
I the damage caused by the recent d!s
: turbances at Adana; to the meeting
' of the deficit of the imperial budget
j for the current year; to the payment
j of indemnities to officials placed on
the retired list as a result of the re
I organization of the various depart?
ments of state, and finally to the
meeting of the sxpe isea to be incur-,
red by the reorganization of the civil
and military pensions service.
Gen. Suinlor Memorial Academy.
The General Sumter Memorial
Academy Will open for the fall ses?
sion on Monday. Sept. 13th.
BOYLE LIVE STOCK
? COMPANY. ?
Our car of Stock has arrived. We have twelve nice mares in this shipment suitable for
brood purposes, and several nice Saddle and Harness Horses.
Drop in and Have a Look.
This is hay season. Our trade on Osborne Mowers and Rakes has been good, but we
have another car of Mowers just arrived, we would like to sell. Our Verticle Lift Mower is
a wonder. You don't have to use your hands to throw the blade over a stump two feet high.
The floating cutter bar allows the blades to cut level with the ground at all times. You can
drive along one side of an embankment and cut your grass on the other. Can you do this
with the others? You know the Osborne Rake ! It is recognized as the best by all. Double
life axles and wheels.
Blue Bird and Syracuse Steel Beam Plows. The entire John Deers' line of Plow
Goods, Disc Harrows aud Planters. The Mc Worter Broad-cast and Two-row Fertilizer
Oat planting time is most here. The Farmers' Favorite Grain Drill is now perfect.
You regulate both fertilizer and grain feeds with a lever on this year's improved drill.
We have a complete line of Buggies, prices right, but we have a special inducement
fcr the trade while they last. It is a High Grade, Leather Quarter Top Buggy, with Iron
Frame Leather Boot, shipped us without order by the manufacturers. In order to induce us
to take them they made us a substantial reduction. This wo pass on to you.
Unloading today a car of One Horse, Steel Axle Wagons. $24.00, Fully Warranted.
Car of Hackney One and Two Horse Wagons to arrive next week.
Come ami stop at our new barn with us when in town. Just across the street from the
old stand. Fifty-three stalls. No charge for hitching.