Newspaper Page Text
IEW8Y LETTERS FROM OUR SPE
mm of Interest From nil Parts of
Sumter and Adjoining Counties.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Mail your letters so that they will
this office not later than Mon
when Intended for Wednesday's
?r and not later than Thursday
tor Saturday's Issue. This, of course,
applies only to regular correspond
In case of Itsms of unusual
value, send In Immediately by
telephone or telegraph. Such
stories are acceptable up- to the
of going to press. Wednesday's
tr la printed Tuesday afternoon
Saturday's paper Friday after
ilthvllle, April 14.?We had local
last Friday afternoon, but
were very light Indeed In this
isdlate vicinity. Ws have no veg?
etables now as the gardens have fall
Mrs. J. E. Strickland and children
returned home after quite a
Dr. and Mrs. T. D. Foxworth and
children visited at Mr. Z. Z. Barflelds
Mrs. Joel E Davis has returned
after spending several days
her parents at thla place.
Messrs. Frank West and Pbll Bruce,
of Beulah visited at Mr. H. H. Evans
Misses Clyde and Mai lie Weldon. of
Harriots spent last Saturday with M s>
Miss Rosa Lee Evans went to Sum
today to attend St. Joseph's Acad
Master Oene Owens, of Boyklns and
tittle Miss Sybil Cole, of Pisgah. visit?
ed the Misses Evans yesterday after?
Mrs. Joel II. Brunson visited the
Lsvdlea Missionary Society of Pisgah
yesterday. Only a few ladles were
present, but they enjoyed and appre?
ciated her words of counsel, encour?
agement end admonition. I feel sure
that her visit has been an Inspiration
to the officers at least. We are now
looking for greater things and feel
sjmlte sure they will come.
Mr. Luke Holland and Miss Mary
?pent yesterday at Mr. D. J. Robert
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dorrity. of Man
tnlle. spent Saturday night and Sun
sssy with friends at this place.
Mrs. Albert Bradley, of Braun,
apent last Thursday with Mrs. T. C.
The Ladies Foreign Missionary So?
ciety, of Smlthvllle, met last Thursday
afternoon. This society has Improved
wonderfully under the leadership of
Mrs. J. W. Weldon. It is quite an in?
spiration to attend this society. They
raised the neat little sum of $75.00
last year for missions and. no doubt,
will do better this year.
Max. Sept. in Mis- Edith Cole,
who had been visiting her cousin,
MUm Relley Moore, has returned to
her home at Seloc.
Mise Violet Young returned to Co
lasabla last Saturday.
Mr. C. P. Jarore. of Samptt. spent
the week end at Olaota and Max.
Mia* Wall, who has been with her
nephew and family for severs!
snonths has returned to her home at
Mrs. P. a. W. McOee has been
critically ill for several days.
There were three cases of fever In
Mr. J. A. Goodman's family last
week. All are improving.
One or two hundred men and boys
gathered at the mill pond yesterday
together with Mr. and Mrs. Turner,
of Lake City, who own the mill, to
secure the fish, whlen was not rs
abundant as was supposed, owing to
their having escaped with the water.
Mr. F. W. Truluck and alster, Miss
Poor I. went to Charleston Monday on
We have had light rains, but the
ground Is still dry and dusty.
Mr. Klbert Truluck left Monday
fee North Greenville, to enter school.
Mrs. B. K. Truluck and children
returned home last week.
Salem. Sept 14 ?No rain has fall?
est at this place since August 16.
while sections abow cud In low hsive
been more fortunate, having as their
portion two shower-*.
At first the furmer-t estimated the
deterioration In tOttOI by the percent
age. but on finding DS)t this was not
accurate, thes begM to estimate by
th? day. Th. pgg crop will be short?
er than the SOttOB crop. nsdfwJ mil
comes sews PcjswIim hay has b?-< n
badly Injured by UM drouth, and tin.
crop. too. will be light.
Mr. j. h. Warren entertained a
half doK'-n at saori roung ladh last
week by giving them a tt
down to Siirdinia to an lc< orcam an
tertAlnin.-nt While th< part) did not
expect to be out life, tiny found the
nest day to eome Icstg before they
were ready to welcome it.
??Brent \\ >od," the hospitable home
of Mr. J. H. Wilson, was :he scene of
much gayety, also, for the past ten
days. These ??ntertalnmt nts differed
to some extent from the other, in
that boiled pinders were substituti v
for cream and cake. Hut was enjoyed j
fully as much. |
\W arc sorry to repor. Hon. E. W.
Dabbs In bad shape, he having beejl
detained at home for the past two
weeks or more, and has been too un?
well to attend the Farmers' Union
meetings recently held. It Is hoped
the worst is past and he will soon be
on the up ?rade.
Mr. Junius Mayes, of Savannah,
Ga., paid his friend and kinsman. Mr.
G. W. McBride, a visit laut week.
Miss Gregg, of the Mood Infirmary,
was the guest of Mrs. J. H. Wilson
last Thursday and Friday, returning
to her duties on Saturday.
Miss Sally Glbbs, one of Lynch
burg's most charming and accom?
plished daughters, spent last week
with Miss Pearl McElvem, who ac?
companied her home on Friday, for
a stay of ten days.
Mr. R. L. Cantey, of Stateburg, was
another visitor here last week.
Rembert, Sept. IS.?The Rafting
Creek High School was opened on
Monday. The attendance was about
as large aa could be expected for this
season of the yar, as a good many
of the pupils are picking cotton -for
the next few weeks. The opening ex?
ercises began with player by the
principal. The newly elected prin?
cipal outlined his policies for the en?
suing term, asking the support of the
patrons and trustees, after which a
few brief remarks were made by
some of the visiting patrons. The
school is composed of Prof. Dacus
McCain, of McCormack, a graduate of
Wofford College, as principal, with
Miss Lou A. Ferguson of Reanno,
Laurens County; S. C, and a graduate
of Winthrop College, as assistant, and
Miss Annie Alford, of Camden, as
music teacher. Miss Alford was with
us last year and gave entire satisfac?
tion. The newly elected principal and
assistant comes to us highly recom?
mended and the trustees are looking
forward to easy sailing under en?
The ice cream party to have been
given at the High School building
next Friday afternoon, 17th, for the
benefit of church missions, has been
postponed to Saturday afternoon,
18th, at 6 o'clock, and those who can
arrange to be present will enjoy a
pleasant social evening.
The Sunday School of McLeod's
church will celebrate next Sunday,
the 19th Inst., as "Mother's Day."
Rev. Mr. Cole, of the Plsgah church,
has accepted an invitation to deliver
an address on "Mothers," and those
of us who have had the pleasure of
hearing this fine pulpit orator will
miss a great treat by not being pre?
sent, and your correspondent makes
an earnest request for every one near
OUR SUMJIERTON LETTER.
Pine School Opening?Large Receipts
Of Cotton?Social Kvents of Inter?
Summerton, Sept. 15.?The open?
ing exercises of the Summerton grad?
ed school were held on Wednesday
morning, Sept. i5, at 9 o'clock. The
trustees of the school, the tour resi?
dent ministers, and quite a number
of patrons and friends were present,
expressive of their lively interest In
the school's welfare. Very Interest?
ing and apropos talks were made by
each of the ministers, followed by a
short address by the principal, Mr.
Wi S. Hogan. Mr. O. C. Scarborough,
chairman of the Board of Trustees,
gave notice that at an early and con
venient date the patrons would be in
Tbl Kind You Have Always fought
For Infants and Children
vlted to meet in the school auditor?
ium to hear a statement from the
board relative to the financial status
of the school district. The new school
building is well equipped, and can
eccommodate many more pupils than
have heretofore been admitted. The
enrollment on Wednesday although
not very large was very good for the
first day. there being present about
The large receipts of cotton on the
local paltform continue. But for the
.sharp decline ;n the early week, the
market has maintained its strength,
and spot cotton in Summerton yes?
terday and today brought an aver?
age of 12 cents. To all appearances
there will be little business done by
the warehouse this season, as all cot?
ton is being rushed forward to be
sold as soon as ginned. This is lit?
erally true, the cotton often being
thrown from the sheets into the wag?
on and hauled to the gin.
Mr. J. W. Anderson, dealer in
fancy grocerrles. Is enlarging his
building with a view to carrying a
An event of much social interest
this week was a card party given by
Mrs. J. A. James in honor of her
guests. Miss Kingsbury and Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Rose. Four tables
were made up, and progressive whist
was played, after which refreshments
were served consisting of a delightful
salad course. After the game it was
found that Messrs. McClary and Lan
ham had each progressed nine times,
necessitating a cut for the first prize,
which was won by Mr. Lanham.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Plowden, Mrs. Ellison Capers,
Mrs. D. O. Rhame, Misses Bertha
Davis and Sallie Anderson; Messrs.
W. D. McClary. J. F. Lanham, W. D.
Frierson, and R. F Anderson
Dr S. C. Baker, of Sumter, was in
town this week.
Miss Emmala Capers left on Mon?
day for Columbia, Tenn., where she
will attend college. #
Mr. and Mrs. James Simmons, of
Ferguson, S. C, spent a short while
in town on Sunday en route to the
home of Mrs. 8. E. Brock where they
were going for the day.
Miss A,da Tennant has returned
from Fort Motte.
Mr. W. B. Page, of Charleston,
spent Monday in town.
Mrs. R. B. Smyth and children, of
Charleston, are expected this week at
I the home of Maj. R. R. Briggs.
I Mr. Theodore McFaddln, of Du
rant, S. C, is visiting his grandson,
Mr. J. M. Plowden.
Local Cotton Market.
The cotton market after declining
below 12 cents reacted and for sev?
eral days middling has sold above 12
cents. Today local buyers were pay?
ing 12 1-8 and 12.20. The receipts for
the week are estimated at 2,500
Another circus is coming before
WHY SO WEAK.
Kidney Troubles May bo Sapping
Your Life Away?Sumter People
Have Learned Tills Fact.
When a healthy man or woman
begins to run down without apparent
cause, becomes weak, languid depress?
ed, suffers backache, headache, dizzy
spells and urinary disorders, look to
the kidneys for the cause of It all.
Keep the kidneys well and they will
keep you well. Loan's Kidney Pills
cure sick kidneys and keep them well.
Here is Sumter testimony to prove i*
Walter M. Folsom, 102 Hampton
Ave., Sumter. S. C.. says: "Po*' some
time T suffered from a dull pain
through my loins and when I made a
sudden movement, sharp twinges
darted through me. After sitting for
a while I became so stiff and lam-3
that I found It difficult to regain on
erect position. The secretions from
my kidneys were very unnatural and
contained a heavy sediment. Doan s
Kidney Pills, which I procured at
China's drug store, soon gave me the
desired relief. The bakache and pains
vanished, the kidney secretions be?
came natural and I could rest well.
I have no hesitation in recommend?
ing Loan's Kidney Pills as they have
given me satisfactory results."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Fo8ter-Mllburn Co., Luffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other. Xo. 13.
Seed Oats, ! Seed Wheat
Apptei and Hed Kust Proof. ? Bmootb trd Bfnrded Varieties
Seed Rye *nd Parley.
-Grain Pasture Mixture
Composed of W inter Turf Oats, Wheat, Rye, Barley
and Vetch. The bent winter Horse, Cow and Hog
Pasture you can possibly plant. :: :: ::
THERE WILL BE A ROLLER FLOUR MILL IS SUMTER BY JAN. 1910.
BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
SUMTER. S C.
Disease Causing Considerable Alarm
In North Carolina.
Durham. X. C, Sept. 13.?Pellagra
is spreading in this State at an alarm?
ing rate. The ninth death in this lo?
cality occurred here tonight, two new
cases were discovered today, and one
of the two survivors of the eleven
originally afflicted will die within a
Week in all probability.
There are said to be one thousand
cases of the disease in North Caro?
lina at the present time, and but one
county. Onslow, it is declared, is
without a patient.
The first autopsy upon a pellagra
victim in North Carolina was per?
formed tonight on George Mebane, a
large negro, who had just died, vio?
lently insane. Though the germ was
found, no other trace of the disease
was discovered. The heart and other
organs were in. perfect condition.
Prior to the negro's death, Guiena pigs
were inoculated with his blood. They
have shown no signs of the disease
Late tonight the physicians who
conducted the autopsy, headed by the
pathologist of Trinity College, declar?
ed themselves as completely mysti?
fied as to the origin of the disease.
All parts of the dead man were put
in preservation for further examina?
Some people know about a
P?ano and how much they
think they know.
Better Have a
Heart to Heart
"Think" with yourself be?
fore buying. Be honest;
acknowledge you don't
really know anything
about pianos, then use
good judgment and buy
from the time honored
firm of Chas. M. Stieff and
the time will never come
to realise you made a mis?
take in your purchase.
Chas. M. Stieff
Artistic Stieff, Shaw and
Stieff Self-Plnyer Pianos.
5 West Trade St.
CHAR LOTTE, - - X. C.
C. II. Wilmoth,
(Mention this paper.)
Some people seem to think that if
they only wear Glasses it will be al?
right with their eyes. There would
be Just as much sense is prescribing
the same medicine lor every dis?
We give an Examination tlmt can
Leave no Defect Undiscovered.
I have a graduate Optician In
charge, of my Optical Parlor. All
W. A. Thompson,
Jeweler ami Optician.
<t S. Main Street
Su mter. S. C
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the sis^iature of
and has been made under his per*
fflj* sonal supervision since its infancy*
t'CtUcAX&i Allow no one to decei ve 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, Pare?
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups* It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium* Morphine nor other Narcotto
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Wormi
and aHays Fevcrishness* It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic It relieves Teething Troubles* cures Constipation
and Flatulency, It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend*
CENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
lum esNTAun oohmnt, tt huskav stsut, new von? cm.
Birnie's Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty 8t. Sumter, S. C.
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. :: :: :: :: ::
MOTTO: PURE AND RELIABLE GOODS.
Our stock is complete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
AX AEKOPLAXE IX FLIGHT
is always a source of great interest
to the public, and where to get the
highest quality of doors, sash, blinds,
etc., at the lowest prices interests
those about to build in Sumter. 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 & Blind Factory,
J. W. McKeiver. - - Propr:et?.?
i tat Co.
Is prepared to make liberal
loans on cotton stored in
the warehouse. : : ; :
ILAJ ^ can suPP'y y?" '-n BAGGING and T1KS.
? ? Call and get our prices he t ore you buy.
We know that \\c can save you money on these articles] besides Inving you
goods that have quality.
Don't forget us when you are ready t.? purchase.
A. A. Straws s & Co.f
25 NORTH MAIN STREET.
Sumter, - . outh Carolina