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COOK V8, PRARY.
Over Discovery of Pole
" Copenhagen. Sept. 7.?One of the
moat remarkable results of Comman?
der Peary's rivalry with Dr. Cook for
the discovery of the pole Is that Dr.
Cook's profits from the enterprise are
likely to be largely Increased. He re?
ceived today offers for his books and
I lectures at twice the figures previous?
ly tendered. One American of th?
highest standing cabled terms almost
startling, and far beyond any 1 sum
hithert" paid for such works. Dr.
Cook is likely to sccept this offer.
?The controversy Is beginning to
grow warmer here. Commander
A^peary's statemant Is accepted as true.
/ but there Is a following very faithful
to Dr Cook. He lectured before the
Geographical Society tonight, added
little to the information he had al?
ready given out with reference to his
expedition and repeated the declara
_th>n of hit intention to withold de
Ptalls until the publication of his book.
The king and queen, Prince George
of Greece and hit consort and many
of the members of the royal family,
together with a large gathering of
the most prominent people in Copen
r- hagsn, this afternoon witnessed the
Presentation to Dr. Cook of a gold
medal by the crown prince, ami list?
ened to the explorer's lecture after?
Standing in front of an immense
map of the Arctic region, which was
f surmounted by the Stars and Stripes,
DO. Cook outlined his progress to the
North Pole. Introducing the explor?
er, the crown prince said that his re?
ception In Greenland and at Copen?
hagen showed the way the Danes ap?
preciated his wonderful exp' it. The
X grtnee then begged the honor of pre
Wanting to him the medal of the Geo?
"It Is too early.'* said the explorer.
**to give the general results of the ex?
pedition. Time Is required to digest
the work of polar effort Tou have
?not allowed time in Copenhagen. This
^northward dash has occurred to the
i minds of men for more than 800
years. Slowly and sursly the ladder
of ladders has fteen climbed with va?
rious degrees of success. Experience
eras gained and each expedition prof?
ited by the misfortunes of Its pred
f^reeaors. The failure of one exp?
dltioa led to the success of subse?
The explorer cleared up the doubt
about the lowest temperature record?
ed, which he reiterated was, 81 de?
grees below aero, Fahrenheit. He said
mfkw had no doubt that the observa?
tion* made would prove that he had
beep, on and around the tOth degree.
"I .have been within a circle, a kilo
mstrs la diameter, of where the pole
Is situated," exclaimed the eplorer.
r**I am satisfied that that is quite suf?
ficient for practlcsl purposes. I will
say no more until my book Is pub?
When shosvn the dispatch which
said that Commander Peary claimed
to be the flrst to reach the North
i Pole. Dr. Cook said:
"Commander Peary, of course, can
say whatever he wishes. I am not ac
custnmed to Indulge in controversies.
I All I have to say about Commander
Peary is that if he, says he reached
the North: Pole I bsl|e>if h*. reached
the North Pole,"
STATE BOARD TO(t HEAR PRO
l<k|te>r FJectlon Question and
RaUedgc County Question to In'
iNvkJed Friday. j
; Columbia. Sept. 8.?The State
? ?>itd of Canvassers will meet again
on Friday at 11 o'olock to give
snother hearing to the contest over
the Aiken liquor election, and to give
it hearing to the protest of the ad
itea of the new Rutledge Counts
tgatnat the decision there that, that
election wan null and void and that,
therefore. Rutledge County failed.
The Alken situation is Interesting
snd a bit exciting. The State board
remanded the case to the county
board with instructions to give n
hesrtng to the Prohibitionists whose
protests had been thrown out on ?
?Tour complexion as well as your
temper If rendered miserable by I
disordered liver. Hy taking Chamber?
lain's Storn o h and Liver Tablets you
can Improve both. Sold by W. W.
Rev i?r Frederick s Whistler.
elghty-fiv? iv.ih old. tin- "marrying
paiH..n.' died in Toungstown, <>. ii
paralysis. For years in- held I rs
Bbgjfd f??r gaarrtasjss performed In ti? it
\hart of th* rountry. Ills \ ail\ .\ -
vage was l.ooa couples, it i-< declar
(d that he hai performed more than
? M > pe.-ple <I#? 1111*? ? I h?? nis> 1 . ?? , I\
allying "'It will iv. ? i i \va> w h'-n
tl ley notice symptoms of kidney ind
f b ladder trouble. Thla Is u mistake.
T like K'>ie\ v Kidney Remedy, and
? op t tu- drain on the vitality. it
c ires eh?-. ' rheumatism, kldru-y
ajul bladder trouble, ami in ? U
ery trace of pain, weakness, and uri
ni.yy Iroubls disappear, sibert's Drug
MR. JAS. SPROTT INJURED.
Well Known Citizen of . Manning,
Painfully Hurt In Runaway.
Manning, Sept. 7.?Mr. Joseph
Sprott, cashier of the Dank of Man?
ning, while out driving yesterday af?
ternoon, was thrown from the buggy
and painfully Injured, though it is
thought that hia condition is not
Mr. Sprott, with two Of bi-t little
girls, was driving a spirited horse,
which became frightened gt some ob
Jeet near the road and shied violent?
ly, locking the front Wheel ground a
telegraph pole, and broke loose from
the buggy. Mr. Sprott and one of
the girls were thrown out. This child
was not i.'irt and the other remained
in the buggy.
The speaker's Disgrace.
At the afternoon session of the pro?
hibition convention the delegates,
among whom the women greatly pre?
dominated, were extremely enthusias?
tic Qv*r the cold water issues; and
every rosolutlon In fu.-thertVACc of the
prohibition cause was upheld aggres?
sively and unanlr.iously.
Toward the end of the session the
speaker of the day was annonunced.
This gentleman had recently return?
ed from abroad, where ho had been
: ecu pe rating from his arduous work
in behalf of temeprance. Smilingly
acknowledging his tumultuous recep?
tion, this speaker at once plunged in?
to the pleasant events of his foreign
In the midst of this interesting nar?
ration, a lady delegate from a rural
district sprang to her feet, her eyes
"I protest against such goings on
as this!" she cried, glaring at the nar?
rator. "It's a shame. I?".
"Let him proceed!"
"I won't sit down!" declared the
irate delegate, sending a scornful
glance at her fellow members. "I
say it's a shame, a disgrace and a de?
plorable thing for that man, who
poses as an apostle of temperance
and a hater of glnshops, to stand up
there and deliberately tell us that on
his way across the Atlantic he spent
many delightful evenings In the ship's
A Problem for Teachers,
A banker going home to dinner
saw a $10 bill on the curbstone. He
picked It up. noted the number and
went home to dinner. While at home
his wife remarked that the butcher
had s^nt a bill amounting to $10.
The only money he had was the bill
he had found which he gave to her
and she paid the butcher. The butch?
er paid It to a farmer for a calf,
the farmer to the merchant, who In
turn paid it to a washerwoman, and
she, swing the banker a note of $10
went to the bank and paid the note.
The banker recognized the bill as the
one he had found, and which to that
time hag paid $50 worth of debt. On
careful examination he discovered
that tho bill was counterfeit. Now
what was lost In the transaction and
?Not a minute should be lost when
a child shows symptoms of croup.
I hamberlain's Cough [Remedy given
as soon as the cnfld becomes hoarse,
or even after the croupy cough ap?
pears, will prevent the attack. 8old
by W. W. Sibert.
The prohibition law, as it now
stands, the work of the State-wIders.
so-called, but really the former state
dispensary supporters, does not strike
us as bring Intended to promote pro?
hibition. On the contrary, we think
it was Intended to create a revulsion
of se-.itlment in favor of liquor, and
we think It very well calculated to
serve that purpoag. Among the ten?
,of thousands of people who are op?
posed to the indiscriminate sale of
li<p?or. there are thousands who rec?
ognize and believe that liquor has
certain legitimate uses. These peo?
ple include many who feel that they
can without Inconsistency take a
drink of liquor when they wart it.
and they insist on that privilege.
Whether they take liquor or not. they
are unwllllnu to give up the right to
have it about them so long as it ll
to be Kotten. All people who stand
lor r? ?1 temperance recognize this
situation, and no wsll?balanosdIrlend
of temperancs is disposed to disre?
gard it We think the preset;! SCl
v\.is passed without very careful con?
sideration, gad while ws would like
la nes it -t ind, it' ws believed it pos?
it of enforcement, v do no! he
llevt it possible or enforcement,
?nd are think it should be re?
vised to the limits ?>? reason, else it
v. mi soon enforce the return to lbs
Indiscriminate legal sale of Mquor, a
condition thai has been shown con
trarj to the welfare <?? tin- people.
GO \\ Kb it Rush.
?Tb< demand fof timt wonderful
Stomach, Liver and Kidney cure, Dr.
King's Nee Ufa Pills la astounding,
gtbert's i>m?r store say they never
saw the like, Ms because they never
f;iii to cure sour Stomach. Conation
?ion. indigestion, Biliousness, Jaun?
dice, Bleb Hi idache, Chills and M <?
,. only Hi Blbert'i Drui store.
Looks Like Hold-IJp.
We are not particularly Interested
In It, but It seems to us that the citi?
zens of Columbia who have the pro?
gramme for Taft day in their hands,
are making a mistake to have the
president deliver an address out al
the fair grounds Instead of from the
State House steps. People outside of
Columbia will know in advance that
there will be but slim chance of ever
getting to the fair grounds and v -
seeing and heaping the president
then will be practically no chance at
all, Then the idea of forcing them
pi nay the admittance fee and the
fare out to the grounds looks like an
effort to take an undue advantage.
T-ie street car fare to be sure is small
enough, but the cars cannot handle
the crowds. We found this the case
two years ago when we visited the
lair, and we do not know that the
chances are any better now than they
were then. The congested condition
of affairs at the gate was such as to
make many feel that if they could
ever get away from the fair grounds
Ihey would not be caught back there
again, and now to have the presi?
dent make an address there and
force the people to go out to the
grounds with the hope of getting u
il'mpse of him and possibly hearing
him will not meet with general fav?
or we hardly think. However, so far
as we are concerned it will make but
little difference. Under the circum?
stances we would prefer giving our
room to some one else, but then
there will be lots of people whil3 not
approving the arrangements will un?
dertake the trip. It's Colmbia'8 af?
fair, and we will be content for Co?
lumbia to have her way about lt.?i
"Messrs. Hugh and Donald Mac
Rae, of Wilmington, have made the
State very much their debtor by pre?
senting Grandfather mountain as a
gift.' This great peak, towering out
boldly from and above its surround
irgs, affords one of the finest views
anywhere. The Tonahloasee turn?
pike? built by the Messrs. Mac Rae,
runs along the monutain side, and
other circumstances conspire to ren?
der Grandfather comparatively ac?
cessible. This acquisition, as our Ra?
leigh correspondent has noted, fol?
lows the splendid gift made some
time ago by Mr. George W. Vander
bllt of one hundred thousand acres
lying over two thousand feet above
sea level. State parks and magnifi?
cent State parks at that, are becom?
ing a reality before the eyes of the
present generation."?Charlotte Ob?
Geo. Manvllle Fenn, whose death
In bis seventh-ninth year is reported
from London, was an industrious and
successful writer of novels of the sen?
sational sorb the total number of his
books coming to more than 100, be?
sides 1,000 or so short stories for boys
and magazine sketches.
?Do not be persuaded into taking
anything . but Foley's Honey and Tar
for chronic coughs, bronchitis, hay
fever, asthma, and lung trouble, as it
stops the cough and heals the lungs.
Sibert's Drug Stone.
The hose wagons were called out
Tuesday night about 8 o'clock by afire
alarm sent in from Box 37, corner
Liberty and Lev! streets. The alarm
is said to have been rung In by a
negro man, who ran off as soon as
the bell began to ring.
?Don't waste your money buying
plasters when yon can get a bottle of
Chamberlain's Liniment for twenty
five cents. A piece of flannel damp?
ened with this liniment is superior to
any plaster for lame back, pains in
the side and chest, and much cheaper.
Sold by W. W. Sibert.
The horse attached to the delivery
wagon of the Sumter Grocery Co.,
took fright at an automobile Mon?
day afternoon and breaking loose
from the hitching post in front of
the store, started on a wild runaway
that resulted in the demolition of the
wagon. The horse ran down Hamp?
ton avenue to Washington, down
Washington to Liberty. Liberty to
Council and down that street for s< V
eral squares and back to Libert > to
Sumter, Sumter to Hamtpon and
down Main until he collided with B
mule and was captured. The street
was erowded when the horse struck
Main and the people had to do some
lively dodging to get out of h\< way.
Serving continuously in one fa?
mily for thirty-seven years, Miss
Bertha Btelnberger, seventy-seven
years old, was the recipient of many
congratulations recently marking
anniversary of August 1852. when
she entered the service In Now fork
of the family <u Isaac Kurt/, of
N't w York.
'Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy is today the best
known medicine In u*? for the relief
and cure <d bowel complaints, it
cures griping, diarrhoea, dysentery,
and should be taken at the first un?
natural looseness of the bowels, n I*
equally valuable for children and
adults, it always cures. Sold by w.
7. ! J>
BIG PROFIT IN OASTOR BEANS.
A Crop or South California Which
Yields $100 Per Acre.
A novel industry, yet one which' is
said by its owner to be very remun?
erative on small capital, has been
quietly carried on in southern Cali?
fornia for some time by an elderly
German rancher, who brought the
secret, if secret, it can be called, from
southern Europe, when he migrated
westward several years ago.
Castor beans are the sole crop
grown by the German, and for their
growing he uses nothing hut bare,
semi-arid valleys and gently eloping
hillsides, on which, owing to lack of
water, nothing else will grow to good
advantage. He supplies, of course,
only a small part of the castor beans
in use in the world, but his is believ?
ed to be the only ranch of its kind in
California, if not In the United States,
much of the oil being prepared from
the seeds of the wild shrubs, which
grow in great profusion in some parts
of America and Mexico.
When the beans were sacked and
weighed, all the small ones having
been culled out in the winnowing pro?
cess. Brass discovered that he had
between four and five tons of as fine
beans as could be produced anywhere
in the world. For these he received
5 cents per pound, almost $100 per
acre from his five acres,
The work done on the beans had
been all his own, with the aid of one
horse, and had been performed at
spare times from caring for a large
barley field, which he owned. The
beans were so much more profitable
than the barley that the thrifty Ger?
man the next season set out fifteen
more acres to the oil producing
shrubs. From these he has consist?
ently, during the the eight or nine
years since that first experiment, re?
ceived an Income averaging $100 per
acre. At times of great yield, appar
mtly when the castor bean producers
of other parts of the world were un?
loading big stocks on the market,
prices have gone down, but Mr. Brass
has never received less than 3 cents
per pound for his beans, and, during
one or two years, the price went as
high as 6 cents. The demand for the
beans is always good, and Brass be?
lieves that a field of 100 acres would
be more profitable than 100 acres of
alfalfa, one of the best paying crops
of southern California.?Technical
HEALTH AND BEAUTY AID.
?Cosmetics and lotions will not
clear your complexion of pimples and
blotches like Foley's Orino Laxative,
for indigestion, stomach and liver
trouble and habitual constipation.
Cleanses the system and is pleasant
to take, Sibert's Drug Store.
Some of Dr. Cook's critcis are dis?
posed to discredit his exploit on the
gfOSind that he had taken so small an
equipment with him. What do they
want? That he should have been ac?
companied by a brass band??Dur?
TESTIFIES AFTER FOUR YEAItS.
?Carlisle Center, N. Y., B. Burhans.
writes: "About four years ago I
wrote you that I had been entirely
cured of kidney trouble by. taking
two "bottles of Foley'S Kidney Rem?
edy, and after four years I am again
pleased to state that I have never had
any return of those symptom* and
I am evidently cured to stay cured."
Foley's Kidney Remdey will* do the
same for you. Sibert's Drug Store.
Dr. Sarah Dolley, of Rochester,
was elected honorary chairman at
I Che meeting which the women mem?
bers of the American Medical ASSO
c+ntion held a few days ago in New
York for the purpose Of devising
mens of educating the public in the
prevention of disease. Dr. Dolly was
the second woman in this country to
take a medical degree.
Pox Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have Always bought
Bears the Sljf S/Srf+^T'
Signature of (^ia>V^Cc7ci<<^
\ % ? ?
We have just received a
shipment of Onion Sets.
Now is the time to plant
them for an early crop.
Red and White
W. VV. SIBERT.
Telephone 2S3. - s S. Main St.
alcohol 3 per cent.
ting Uic Stomachs andBoweisof
ness and RrotContains neither
?eape of Old DrSMUJWSEIl
Ctorifltu Suqsf ?
Apcrfect Remedy for Constipa?
tion , Sour Sto raach.Dlarrtm
ness and Lo SS OF SlEEP.
Facsimile Sigoamre of |
NEW YORK. 1
For Infants and Children,
The Kind Yon Have
Atb months old
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
TMS umM MIM?T, new ?9** o?n?., ,
Birimie s Drug Store,
6 W. Liberty St. Sumtbr, 8. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines*
CHOICE PERFUMES LAND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES
AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, A
FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND
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OUR MOTTO: PURE ?ND RELIABLE G000S.
Our stock is complete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :
AN AEROPLANE IN ELHJtlT
is always a source df grta*t Interest
? *#? ? ? *
to the public, and where to get the
.? . ? . ?
highest quality of doors, sash,.,pltyids
etc., at the lowest prices . interests 1
those about to build in Humter.. The*
high quality of our* materials will ap?
peal to builders when they learn our
prices and get estimate for their en
tire building from
The Sumter Door, Sash & Mind Factory .
J. W. McKeiver. ? * ? * Propr:etor.
Our First Car
Horses ? Mules
WILL ARRIVE MONDAYJUSPT. ITH. COME and see
THEM, YOUR KIND WILL he ix the shipment. I St Al
stock or VEHICLES HARNESS, BUILDING MATERIAL
AND ALL KINDS oe eeei).
BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
SUMTER, S C.
IN. G. OSTEEN, JR., Dentist.
18 West Liberty Street-Up Stairs.
Hours-8.30 to 1-P. M?2 to 6.
Office Phone?No. 30
ouse Phone 382