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ASKS FOR MANDAMS1).
8PI:CIAL SESSION OF SUPREME
< Ol RT MAY MM NECESSARY.
Rullder? of Um Cllnchfleld Uno
Claim They Must Know goon
Whether the RumI Is to Receive a
Charter Prom lite state, ami They
Are Asking thr Supreme Court to
Compel the Be* rotary of State to
Imme One for tlie Road.
Columbia. Sept. It.?Application
has been made by the attorneya rep?
resenting the Carolina, Cllnchfleld
and Ohio Railway for an order di?
rected to the Secretary of State for
the State of South Carolina, requiring
him to abow causa why a writ of
uiandamee shoult not laeua against
him, compelling Ulm to laeua a char
far to the Carolina. Cllnchfleld and
Ohio Railway. Oeorga L, Carter.
Archer A. Phleg&r and William H.
Lylea, permitting, the road to carry
on business and exercise corporate
franchises wlthtr thia state. The
Justices of th ilupreme Court have
under consideration the question
whether the mutter 1? of sufficient
publio Importance to Justify them to
calling a specia aeaaion of the Su?
Tba application for a charter waa
made to the Secretary of State seve?
ral weeks ago, md be raferrred the
matter to the Attorney Oenaral. who
thereupon advised him that In his
opinion the Act of the legtalature
passed In February of tbla year, un?
der which the application for a char
tar waa made, was In hla opinion un?
It la practically necessary, accord?
ing to a statement of the road's at?
torneys, for tba financial managers of
the road to know, within the next
eoupla of weeks, whether they will be
given a charter to operate In thla
State under the Act of 190s. and un?
der the position taken by the Attor?
ney Oeneral the only way which the
question can be settled before the lat?
ter part of November will be by the
call In? of an extra aeaslon of the Su?
preme Court. It Is discretionary with
the justices as to whether they will
?Don t waste your money buying
plaatere when you can get a bottle of
Chamberlain's Liniment for twenty
flee cents. A piece ef flannel damp?
ened with thla liniment Is superior to
any plaster for lame back, pains In
the side and cheat, and much cheaper,
?old by W. W. Slbert.
Leila Keotor. the vaudeville ac?
tress, known en the stage as Marie
Dreesler. now playing a week's en?
gagement, hat filed a voluntary
petition In tankruptcy In the
United States court. She glvee her
liabilities aa 124.186. and says her
only aestte comtet of necessary wear?
ing apparel worth 1100. Tbe petition
ta said to be tho outcome of an unsuc?
cessful theatrical venture undertaken
by the actreee during tba peat season
?Chamberlal Vs Colic. Cbolera and
Diarrhoea Remedy Is today the best
known medlclr e In use* for the relief
and cure of bowel complaints. It
cures griping, diarrhoea, dysentery,
and should be taken at the first un?
natural loosen ess of the bowels. It la
equally valuable for children and
adults. It ale ays cures. Sold by W.
J. S. Adam?. foreman of a grand
jtr v In rntor County, was arrested
on the charg? of selling liquor.
HEALTH AND REALTY AID.
?Qoematlee and lotlona will not
'clear your complexion of pimples and
blotobes like Foley'a Orlno Le>xatlve.
for Indigostioi, stomach and liver
trouble and habitual constipation.
Clean see the system and la pleasant
to Lake. Slbert's Drug Store.
When the Hon. Walter Wellman
arrived at Tromso, th t unbaffied ex?
plorer faced he camera with all his
old courage snd determination.?New
York Evenlnit Sun.
A COMMON ERROR.
The Same Mistake Is Made by Many
Su niter 1'eople.
It's a common error
To planter the aching back,
To rub with liniments rheumatic
When the trouble comes from the
i> ui'h kUlm . Ti l. ( urn all kM
And are ? mlor-ed by Xumter cltl
S. C. Brown. 12 <tnil St . Sumtcr.
r c. aaya; nsjsjd Dotuft Ktdaey
Pttlt sad they aid me mors good than
all ti.Ihei re med i bad pi svtoua?
ly tried, i luffcr? l ?< erely from s
lame fcack ,v <\ some days was not
able to work on this account, It hurt
me to ?? pop ot lift, i oould not rent
well arid no position i assumed wns
comfortable. In the morning upon
sjrietng? my bey k was so lama that I
SJOSjId hardly Ket about The kitln y
poerotlons also contained a darb sedi?
meut ?nd were toe frequent In i?a>
aagf. I finally procured Doan's Kid?
ney Fills at China's drug store and
they cured me. I havs BOl bad a
lame back since and the Secretions
from pa) kidneys do not annoy me.
I am In k.I health at present and
Kis? Doaa'i Kidney pills ths oredlt.'
F'or sale bv all dealers. Price 50
cents. Fofter-MPbum CO., Buffalo.
New York, ?ole ugents for the United
Remember the name?Doan s?and
take no other. No. 14?
CHURCH membehs siiorLD AS
Dr. Parkhurst Thinks Many Persons
Fall to Apprehend Their Larger
"What Is the Matter with the
Churches?" asks Theodore Dreiser,
Editor of The Delineator and Dr.
Park hurst answers:
"Doctrinal formulas count very
much less with Christians than form?
erly. Men who think carefully and feel
deeply discriminate much more sharp?
ly than formerly between theology
and religion, between the part the In- j
tellect plays and the part the heart j
and the will play in Christianity.
"There Is, of course, an advantage
in brooding over the great doctrines
of the gospel; and it may be made
auxiliary to the life, but the Invisible
spirit of the gospel will soak into the
soul to a depth Impossible to any for?
mulation of th* gospel's meaning.
These things lie out too distinctly on
the very face of Christ's teaching to
excuse either those in the church or
out of it for failing to act on the basis
of the view herewith presented, save
for the reason that a degree of prom?
inence, due to ecclesiastical contro
^jbrales, has been given to the matter
of the intellectual conception of gos
pel truth, that has obscured the more
fundamental and fruitful significance
of Christianity experienced as a new
life begun in the soul; a life that leans
toward the law laid down by the Mas?
ter; a life that has begun to learn the
lesson of love taught and exemplified
by Him; and a life along the pathway
of service over which He has gone be?
"While, then, it is not to be denied
that the Christian Church is the most
powerful organization anywhere for
the uplift of the race. Its power would
be tremendously enhanced if church
members would realise that church
privileges are mated with church obli?
gations, and If they would not allow
the Church to he considered so close
a corporation as to exclude those who
ought properly to be In it. but who
are at present kept out by barriers
of misapprehension and tradition."
PELLAGRA A BACILLI DISEASE.
Pour Cases Discovered In Savannah?
Great Deel to be Learned About
Savannah, Qa., Sept. 1?.?That four
of pellagra exist in Savannah
was made known yesterday when
some new cases were reported to
Health Offleer W. H. Brunner. This!
Is the first Intimation that the gen?
eral public has had that the disease
haa existed at all In Savannah. Much
Interest is taken in the cases by the
locSl physicians. Three of the cases
City Bacteriologist Victor H. Bassett
is making a special study of the cases.
He la one of the highest authorities
upon bacteriology in America, having
written several standard works. He
regards the disease as one about
which there is yet a great deal to
learn. He Is not certain yet as to
whether or not it is caused by a bae
'Circumstantial evidence was very
strong in Europe, where the disease
occurred there," he says, "that spoil?
ed corn was the cause. Outbreaks of
the disease followed upon shipments
In a locality of corn that was not in
good condition. But from the turn
the disease has taken as it has been
found in the South, I really believe
that there may be grounds for its be?
ing considered a bacilli disease.
There is still a great deal for the
medical profession to learn about it.
That, at least. 1? certain to my mind."
?"Can be depended upon" is an ex?
pression we all like to hear, and when
It hi used In connection with Cham?
berlain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea
Bemedy it means that It never falls
to cure diarrhoea, dysentery or bow?
el complaints. It is pleasant to take
and equally valuable for children and
adults. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
The United States Oovernmen* ha?
purchased a lot In Laurens at a cost
of $10,000 on which to erect a post
A Hurry ITp Cull.
?Quick! Mr. Druggist?Quick!?a
box of Bucklen's Arnica Salve?Here's
a quarter?Far the love of ICOSSS,
hurry] Baby's burned himself, ter?
ribly Johnnie OUt his fOOl with the
ixr Mamie's scalded- I'a can't walk
from piles?Blllle has bolll?and my
corns ache. She ?ot It and soon cured
all the family. Its the greatest heal
Sff on earth. Sold by Sib.-rt's 1>iuk
Dr. AnnU '.er Hamilton, <-?' Eo.v
ton. has boon ohossn to tak?- charge
of the work of sdueatlng the general
public In New England as t<? how
to HI nut. in b?-.ilth and ward off sick?
ness. The campaign of public health
? 11 icstlon will b?- osrrled on largely
"\ in?ms of lecturei before all sort**
of organisations that sre willing to
live the subject ? hearing.
*i)<? not be persuaded Into taking
anything bot Polsy'i Honsy and Tai
f??r Chronic COUghS, bronchitis, hay
f?'ver. asthma, and lung trouble, as it
stops the cough and heals the lungs.
' Slbert's Drug Store.
Hfl CAN' EASILY DISPROVE
COOK'S CLAIM, HB SA VS.
The Naval Com, minder Declares That
He 1m Glad t; ie Prospect is Bright
For a Spee<ly Settlement of the Po?
lar Controversy, and Claims he is
Heady to Prove Tliat Cook Never
Keoched the Pole.
Battle Harbo.% Labrador, Sept. 16.
?(Via Marconi Wireless Telegraphy
to Cape Ray, N. F.,?Commander
Robert E. Peary declared today that
Dr. Cook was expected by the world
to submit to ar impartial tribunal, or
board of arbitration, a revised and
authentic signed statement of his al?
leged discovery of the pole. Dr. Cook
soon would rea.ch the United States,
Commander Peary said, and he was
glad at the prospect of the matter be?
ing submitted lor consideration at an
early date. It should be done inside
of a couple ol weeks, and when it
was done, the Commander declared,
he was prepared to turn over to the
board of arbitration, to the public and
to the scientific bodies an array of
testimony which would disprove Dr.
Cook's claims for all time.
Continuing, the explorer said that
he had stated In a private message to
a friend that Dr. Cook had given the
world a "gold brick." This message
had been allowed to leak out, and
while he would have preferred a
more elegant expression, he was will?
ing now to let these words stand, be?
cause they were at least emphatic.
The explorer uaid also that he would
turn over to a competent tribunal and
the public certified copies of his own
observations made on his trip to the
pole, with all other information bear?
ing thereon. Peary does not care to
exhibit these records at the present
time, for the reason that the inform?
ation contained therein, if divulged in
advance of the placing on file of Dr.
Cook's authorized and definite state?
ment, might be of advantage to the
It is rumored here that Comman?
der Peary's brief will contain sensa?
tional statements, and that a portion
of his document was prepared as
long ago as the early months ef 1908.
when letters were received from Dr.
Cook In Greenland giving notice that
he intended to make a dash for the
Comamnder Peary dwelt particu?
larly upon the observations taken at
the apex of the world, and the move?
ments of Harry Whitney, the sports?
man of New Haven, Conn., who has
been described as the bearer of rec?
ords substantiating Dr. Cook's claims
to have reached the pole April 21,
THE GREATEST SPECTACLE.
The World Has Ever Seen.
EXCURSION RATES OF $33.95
Via the Atlantic Coast Line to New
York and Return for the Famous,
This historic celebration will take
place from Saturday, September 25th
to Saturday October 9th. The prin?
cipal events during the first eight
days will occur in greater New York
and in the Hudson River opposite the
city. The following week the cele?
bration will continue at the Hudson
River cltiea and villages from New
York to Troy.
This event, commemorating the
300th anniversary of the navigation
of the Hudson River by Hendrik
Hudson and the 102nd of the opera?
tion of the first steamboat by Robert
Fulton, will present a spectacle in
land and water parades and Humilia?
tion such as the world never witness?
All the great navies of the world
will be abundantly represented,
which with other crafts, including re?
plicas of the historic "Halfmoon"
and "Clermont," will go to make up
a water parade of a thousand or
more vessels and on the land there
will be gorgeous spectacles in floats,
parades, reviews, exhibitions, decora?
tions and a thousand and one object
lessons in our 300 years of progress.
Every day will be a picture of ?
veritable fairyland and minions of
?lectrlc Ughtl of all colors and size?
will fairly turn night into day.
For this occasion the Atlantic Coast
Line will sell on September 23rd to
SOth inclusive, round trip tickets to
New York at the low rate of $23,1*5
from Sumter. The tickets will b<
limited returning to leave New York
>y time up to and Including Octo?
ber 10th. Mr. M. P. Dukes, the tick?
et sgsnl w 11 be pleased to answer In?
quiries regarding schedules and
make reservations and this matter
Should be attended to at once by
those dealring to take the trip.
1? -1 7 -1 lit.
Go W ith a Hush.
?The demand for that wonderful
Stomach, Liver and Kidney cur?, Dr.
King's New Life Pills is astounding.
Albert's Drug Store say they never
?as the like, its because they iievor
fall to cure Bonr Stomach, Constlpa
lion, Indigestion, Biliousness, Jaun?
dice, sick Headache, chills and Ma,
ilaila. Only 25c. Sibert's Drug Store.
DON'T BE TOO FRIENDLY.
A Lesson of the Road Learned by u
A salesman's desire to extern! his
acquaintance Is laudable, but he must
use judgment in the manner In which
he dots it.
John L. Vance (which is not his
name) the best salesman of a large
Chicago house, had just returned the
night before from a trip through
Kansas. He was seated at his desk
dictating when two detectives from
the Central Station presented them?
selves for admission.
"Are you Mr. John L. Vance?" th
"I am," was the reply.
"And is this - Michigan ave?
"I am sorry." said one of the de?
tectives, showing his star, "but we
will have to ask you to accompany us
to the station. We have had a tele?
gram from the sheriff at McPherson,
Kas., giving us your full name and
address, asking us to hold you on
charge of fraud." j
j Mr. Vance was dumfounded. He
1 had only been In McPherson over- i
I night, had failed to sell his man any i
I goods, had paid his hotel bill, and
J left town the following morning. At
I the police station he convinced the
I chief that there must be some mis
I take, and was released upon his
j promise to return the following morn
I Ing, at which time further details
I were expected.
I When Vance arrived at his office in
J the morning there was a night tele
I gram on his desk from a clothing firm
I at McPherson which read as follows:
I "Unless you wire money, will impris
I on you for obtaining goods under
j false pretenses." The sender of the
I telegram Vance had never heard of.
I Nor did the description received from
I McPherson at the police station dur
I ing the day fit him. The chief was
I satisfied of the mistake, and dismiss
I ed his suspect. ?
Then Vance began to think. He
I remembered that on the train as he
I was nearing McPherson, his com*
I panion in the smoker had been a dap
1 per young man with whom he had ex
I changed cards, after a few minutes
I of conversation. It afterward devel
I oped that this man had presented the
I card anr*. obtained a suit of clothes
I asking the dealer to send tbe bill
j around to the hotel the following eve
I nlng. His expense funds were ex
I pected, was the man's excuse for not
I paying cash. He had missed his
I check in the last town.
The merchant consulted a "rating"
I book, and as Mr. Vance's firm was
I well rated the credit was granted.
I Needless to say, neither the dapper
I young man nor the suit of clothes
I waa to be found in the hotel the fol
I lowing evening. The register showed
I that Mr. Vance had left that morn
TESTIFIES ' AFTER FOUR YEARS.
?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 symptoms and
1 am evidently cured to stay cured."
foley's Kidney Remdey will do the
same for you. Sibert's Drug Store.
iSlmo Creight, a white boy of
Union, was ihot in the face with a
shotgun by Luther Crright. The
boys quarreled over some she".ed
?The Road to Shccohs
has many obstructions, but none
so desperate as poor health. Succes*
today demands health but Elecnic
Bitters is the greatest health build?
er the world has ever known. It
compels perfect action of stomach,
liver, kidneys, bowels, purifies and
enriches the blood and tones and in?
vigorates the whole system. Vigorous
body and keen brain follow their use.
i You can't afford to slight Electric
f Bitters if weak, run-down or sickly.
Only 50c. Guaranteed by Sibert's
Send us your job work.
W E ENDEAVOR to advance the
business interests of our customers in
every legitimate way. In so doing,
our motives may be somewhat tinc?
tured with selfishness, for, upon the
prosperity of its patrons hinges the
success of every bank.
First Nationl Bank, Sumter, S. C.
wllat The Farmers' Bank & Trust Go,
Satisfaction with one's efforts puts the breaks on progress.
There is a future ahead of the fellow who is sorry when the
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Company is continually reaching
out for new business, and is getting it. If you are not a patron
we. invite you to become one*
C. 6. ROWLAND, Pres. R. L. EDMUNDS, Cashier. GUY L. WARREN. Teller,
A, S, MERRIMAN, Bookkeeper. H. L. McCOY, Asst. Bookkeeper.
We have added to our equipment a double adding machine to fa?
cilitate taking off dally balance**. Our aim is to keep well up
with approved banking methods, that we may render the most ef?
ficient bcrvice to our customers at all times.
Bank of Sumter.
For ^.Cllf*' FABMWS LANDS,
V3<11C? ,? the Felloiing Slzeijracts
One Place-303 Acres.
One Place- 76 Acres.
One Place_105 Acres.
One Place_._366 Acres.
One Place-._.-.-357 Acres.
One Place_._._381 Acres.
All of the above within six miles of Sumter on good
One Place_277 Acres, three miles from Wedgefield
Two Places_100 Acres each, near Privateer, S. C.
Three Places_.40 Acres veach, near Privateer, S. C.
All at prices that are right. For particulars, see
SUMTER REAL ESTATE & [INSURANCE CO., ,
Sumter, - South Carolina
If you have farm property In Sumter or Clarendon County which you
wish to sell this season, you should list it now, in order that it may be
inspected and properly advertised forthe fall business. I have a number
of prospective buyers for well improved property, and if your prices are
right, we should be able to do some business.
CITY, FARM AND TIM?
BER PROPERTY HAN?
DLED. REAL E9TATE
26% N Main St.
R. B. Belsen
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY.
Sumter, S. C.
MONEY INVESTED I?
REAL ESTATE MORT?
GAGES LET ME INVEST
YOUR IDLE MONEY AT
7 AND 8 PER CENT
AN ADVERTISEMENT PLACED IN THE ADVERTISING
OLUMNS OF THE DAILY ITEM WILL BRING RESULST.
1AJ E can supply you with HAGGING and TIES.
*? Call and get our prices before you buy.
We know that we can save you money on thise articles besides giving you
goods that have quality.
Don't forget us when you are ready to purc'iase.
A. A. Strauss ? Co.f
25 NORTH MAIN STREET.
outh Carol in ol