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and Adjoining Counties.
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II. Sept. tl.?We have had
s change In the weather in the
few days snd we trust It will be
We have had more sickness In this
ssjsasnunlty In the last fsw weeks than
I leave ever seen before. Very few
Hies that has not hsd eome sick
cotton crop le very ehort and
soon all be gathered. No ecarc
?f pickers. The glne hardly hsve
The ladles of the Tirsah Presbyter
church will have a hot supper at
home of Mr. R. L Burkett on next
night. 10th Inst.. for ths bens
of ths church and ths public Is In?
to honor the occasion with
presence and thereby help a
Rev P. O. Whltlock filled hie regu
appolntment In the new If. E.
h. and received In three new
rs last night. Services are
there every second and fourth
night and prayer meeting ev
Thursday night. Ths public Is
lally Invited to attend,
lea Clara Martin will Isavs for
in, 8. C. tomorrow, whsre ehe
attend school at Clifford Seml
?Uteburg, Sept. II.?Mrs. W. H.
well, after a very pleasant visit
the family of Bishop Wm. B. Che
. In Raleigh. N. C. Is now spend
some time with her eon, Mr.
Barnwell. at Torkvllls.
Mr. Prank P. Burgsss spent lsst
with relatives here.
Edward Mclntoeh. who has
visiting her parents, Mr. and
W. J. Norris. has returned to her
Mrs. James O. Simons left for Bu?
lls on Thursday, after a stay of
weeks with her sisters, the Misses
Mrs. Wm. B. Nelson and children
ears the guests of Mrs. S. E. Nelson. -
Mr William Coker spent a few days
with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Norris, dur?
ing the pant week.
Miss Emmie Saunders Is the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Saunders at
tfcsir hospitable home "Edgewood."
Mrs. R. C. Rtchardaon. of Sumter.
leas returned home after spending
awsae time with Mr and Mrs. R. C.
There was a heavy rain here on
WYiday afternoon, which was followed
aw a very cool spell, accompanied by
aasjh easterly winds, reminding one
mi the Equinoctial galee.
Dark Corner. Sept. 26.?We hav*
aw splendid rginn lately, which sare
needed on peas, potatoee and.
If we don't have frost soon a
law peas will be made hereabouts.
Cwtton picking has been held up .<?
ssssae extent on account of the rains,
fJhwwgh It hae progressed very well so
few. Some corn has been gathered,
aw 4 some hay has beer cut.
I have no sick to report.
Mrs. Joe M. Ardls and Dud Weeks
wtaUad Mrs. Ardls' brother. Mr. John
I*. McLeod. near Manning last Sun
Mrs. Joe M. Ardls and three child
wen. Joe. Aller, and Catherine went on
a visit of s week or two to *er broth?
er's. Mr. John P. McLeod, near Man'
?Sag on la?t Wednesday.
Mr. Dud Weeks came near stepping
an a rattle enake last Thursday even?
ts)* In Mr. Ben Geddings cotton field.
% r. Geddings shot the snake, which
%xd twelve rattles and the usual but?
Rev. J. N. Tolar preached a fine
sermon on missions last Sunday night,
the 19th. at Plnewood. illustrated by
three orphan boys.
Mrs. Susan Griffin, wife of Mr. B.
D. Griffin, of Plnewood. died one day
week before last Mrs. Griffin's maid
em name was Rldgell snd she was
raised near Paxvllle.
Well I see General Lyon has made
his promise In bringing the graf
to trial. I hope every one will
Justice, no more or less.
Manning social News.
Manning, Sept. 25.?Miss Carrie H
Rreeden, a charming visitor from
fhimter. is the guext of a fair mal
4en. Miss lieble Harvln. at the hos
pitable home of her parentM, Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Harvin.
Onj of the most perfect!} arranged
dances of the social season was the
dance rendered to their, la ly friends
by the young society men of Man?
ning. Monday evening, Septembt r
20th. Music was excellently rendered
by Pinckneys, of Columbia. The fol?
lowing were present: Misses Pauline
Woodly, of Sumter, with Mr. Jack
Iseman; Lucile iseman with W. S.
Harvin, Jr.: Claude Wright with O.
W. Williams. Mattie Appelt with L.
H. Harvin, Augusta Appelt with C.
A. Harvin, Corlee Nathan, of Charles?
ton with W. E. Reardon, Helen
Thames with F. P. Burgess. Louise
Brockinton with C. P. Price, Edna
Brockinton with John Moore, Clara
Harvin with R. P. Skinner, Bessie
Harvin with A. A. Rlgby. Susie Har?
vin with Marion Seabrook. Would be
Benedicts: Messrs. P. B. and J. R.
Harvin. B. A. Leon, and L. S. Wein?
berg, L Moore, G. M. Meyers, S. I.
Harvin, A. J. Rigby, Plumer Clark,
Joseph Auld, of Sumter, C. W.
Wells, S. R. Sprott, C. Fulton.
Your correspondent on a recent
visit to Sumter had the pleasure of
meeting that courteous und genial
product of the New South, who was
formerly a very large cotton planter
of Clarendon county, ? but is now a
resident of the very progressive cap?
ital of Sumter county, Mr. A. L. Le
Borna Random Thovightn,
"Better Plowing" needs to be con?
stantly to the attention of our far?
mers, especially the tenant farmers.
I do not see how your lands are to be
kept up unless there is concert of ac?
tion among the landlord!, to require
better stock, better plowing, better
fertilising and better cultivating. And
also to require a proper rotation of
In this connection, that Is the keep?
ing of the land and its improvement,
no landowner need delude himself
with the Idea that lands will ever Im?
prove under a low rental, cheap rent
means a cheap tenant, poor crops and
a steady deterioration of the produc?
tive capacity of the land. Better let
the land go back into forest than rent
It for one or two dollars per acre. But
unfortunately so much of our land"
are held by non-residents in large
tracts. Men who think a dollar is ps
big as a log cart wheel, and who will
rent to any one who possesses any?
thing, if not $2.00 he wjll take $1.00
per acre rather than let his land lie
idle. Result, no good man will take
$1.00 per acre land, and If he does, he
thinks it too poor to risk any labor or
fertilizer on it and it goen to swell the
acreage, depress the prloe of cotton,
increase the demand for corn and
hay, and generally impoverish the
country. An instance will show what
I mean: A large landowner ront'd
to a worthless man "as much as he
wanted for $50,000." F.esult, over
croplng, as much advances as a lien
merchant could be pers jaded to ad?
vance, of course this based on acre?
age. Desertion of crop In July when
neither landlord nor merchant could
have worked it out t< advantage.
Neither gets a dollar out Of this crop,
and the land is damaged live dollars
an acre. When I heard of it, I Raid:
If he had charged him $?0.00 for five
acres he would have Stood a good
chance to get his rent, the merchant
his advances, and the family a good
living, as th- Sunday School books
say. Moral: We pretend to cultivate
too much land; cheap rents encour
uge this over-cropping, and the rental
landowner growing poorer. "A word
to the wise is sufficient." Further?
more: rents should be in kind: Ml
equitable and just proportion of the
crops. I tried to introduce such I
system fifteen years ago, but with n :
co-operation among th4 landowners,
and the suspicion on the part of the
tenants that I had some scheme to g*d
the better of them, prevented its ever
being tried. The next beet plan then
is to require so much lint or seed cot?
ton. Then onj the great money crop
there Is a proper adjustment accord?
ing to prices. If prices are low the
land brings a lower rental, If hl h
prices prevail It brings a higher ren?
These are matters that should be
discussed in our farmers unions by
landowners anil tenant? in a spirit of
mutual respect for eaeh other. With
the desire to arrive at a just and
equitable basis, and as far as possible
to rid the country of the shiftless
renters. r. \v. i>.
Rear in mind the rnteting of Coun?
ty Union at Elliotts cn Friday, Oct
1st, at 11 a. m. We sh< old have a full
meeting for matters of importance
will come up for consideration.
E. w. DA BBS
Rev. Ash Blackburn 111.
New York, Sept. 26.?The Rev. Asa
Hlaekburn. pastor Of the <'hureh of
the Strang? is. is eritleally ill of
Hrlght's dise:i.-e in New York Hoopl
tal. He was born In (Jreenville. Teno,
and received his education In South*
FRAUD IN DORCHESTER.
Supervisor of Registration Issued Il?
Columbia, Sept. 25.?Notice has
been served on the registration board
Of Dorchester county, which is com?
posed of A. W. Humph, Elias Doar
ami It. M. Liimehouse, to appear in
Columbia next Monday to show cause
before Gov. Ansel why they should
not be removed from office. It is
charged that illegal means to secure
votes in the recent dispensary election
were used. The governor has made a
careful and rigid investigation of the
matter. Mr. W. H. Townsend took
the testimony in the matter and re?
port has been made to Gov. Ansel.
It is charged that there were a
number of names different in the
books as compared with the book vot?
ed from and the copy required by law
to be in the custody of the clerk of
court at the court house.
When the books were opened on
July 5 for registration O. B. Lime
house, a dispenser, was present and
helped the board register voters. The
books were turned over to the sheriff
and clerk of court and later sent out.
It Is charged that 126 names were af?
terwards placed on the books and
that two-thirds of these weve negroes.
The votes cast illegally would not
change the result but Gov. Ansel is
determined that an investigation must
NO TELEGRAPH COMBINE.
Portal and Western Union Companies
Will Continue as Competitors.
New York. Sept. 24.?Clarence H.
Mackay, who arrived from Europe
this morning on the steamship Lusi
tania, when asked about the truth of
the report which appeared in the
press throughout the country a few
weeks ago, to the effect that the Pos?
tal company had absorbed the West?
ern Union, said: "Neither the Postal
company nor the Mackay companies
have entered into any arrangement
with, or purchase or lease of the
Western Union, or the purchase of
its stock, and neither the Postal com?
pany nor the Mackay companies con?
template doing so. Competition will
Clasny Performers From Europe
Coming With Circus.
The Sells-Floto Shows Consolidat?
ed Circus, which comes to Sumter on
October 6th is a combination of two
of the most popular shows, which
toured the country heretofore sepa?
rately. These shows are now recog?
nized as circus of the best class and
of the greater kind. The unio* f
these shows includes just about all
there is in the amusement world
which is really worth while.
From the opening pegeant to the
Hippodrome races the acts in these
combined shows are of the very best
class obtainable in Europe and Am?
erica. The Nelson Family is a mar*
velous novtltJ act, is seen for the
first time in this country in many
seasons, they having . b?:en abroad.
The Partik Troupe have never been
seen in this country before. Lon
Moore's brigade of clowns are not
exactly new to the fun loving public,
but have many really funny stunts
which are actually ludicrous and
Lead All Clown Stunts.
The Armour Big Six dapple gray
are among the great sights with this
l/K-al Cotton Market.
Receipts today estimated at 260
I ales. T ie market was not as strong
as it was the latter pirt of last week,
but good cotton sold r ad'ly for 13
ANDERSON FARMERS ARE SORE
Much disappointment is being felt
by a large number of farmers
throughout this section because of
the fact thut they sold cotton for Sep?
tember and October delivery at a
figure which is considerably lower
than the price of spot cotton now.
Mid iing coton today was quoted at
12 1-2 cents per pound.
Even as early as April and through?
out May. June and July many farm?
ers were anxious about the price of
cotton during this fall and fearing
that there would he a largec rop
made throughout the South, sold por?
tions of their (rop. The sales were
made on the basis of what futures
were worth at that time. For instance |
if October futures were n cents In
May farmers entered into a contract
With exporters which Stipulated that
they shc.id receive about 10.90 for
SO many hales to he delivered in Octo?
I-Arge amounts of cotton were sold
as low as ten and eleven cents, and
the farmers must now fulfill their
contracts although they will secure
from a half cent to two and a half
cents under the market price now.
The dealers expect the farmers who
sold for future delivery to come UP
promptly despite the fact that they
Will lose some money. If cotton had
gone to six cents Instead Of to twelve
and thirteen cents the farmers who
sold cotton would quickly demand
their contract price, say the cotton
men. - Anderson Mall.
COTTON PRISES SOAR.
FUTURES JUMPED NEARLY A
Relief In Short Crop Becomes Wide?
spread?Storm Damage** in South?
west Followed by Wild Speculation
In New York.
New York. Sept. 24.?A rise of 80
points in coiton and a sudden up
shoot of speculation have come al?
most like a thunder clap from a clear
sky. The tropical storm with tidal
waves, high winds and heavy damage
in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkan?
sas as well as Tennessee and Alabama,
has stirred the cotton world from cen?
tre to circumference. Justus Patten
has given out bullish interviews and
is long of the market. Some of his
holdings of December and January
he is understood to have reduced on
the sharp rise, but he is credited with
buying distant months like March and
May. Other buyers have included
Eugene Scales, Frank B. Hayne, Wil?
liam H. Brown and John W. Gates,
as well, it appears, as prominent to?
bacco interests. There is a story, too,
that very prominent cotton men have
bought heavily of cotton yarns.
It is rare to see the price of cotton
above 18 cents so early in the sea
s n. Even 1903-'04 which saw the
inception and wind-up of the Sully
deal, did not record so early in the
crop year prices as high as they have
been. In September, 1903, middling
upland cotton at New York ranged
from 11.20 to 12.50 cents and the ex?
traordinary prices of the season were
not reached until about the middle of
the following March, when 11.65 cents
was touched here, futures at the
same time mounting to about 17.60.
In September, 1904, middling upland
here was 10.60 to 11.10. In the same
month of 1905 it was 10.75 to 10.95;
in 1906, 9.70 to 9.80 and in 1907 11.75
to 12.35, the highest prices tn Septem?
ber seen up to that time. But on
Thursday of the present week this
quotation was overtopped. On that
day 13.35 was reached. Some of the
more radical bulls are predicted any?
where from 15 to 17 cents. Eugen?
Scales has predicted 20 cents. That
was the price which Daniel J. Bully
aimed at in the spring of 1904. He
got within about 2 1-2 cents of it.
Whatever may await the cotton
speculative world, it is enough to say
now that speculation has greatly
broadened within the last week. Tt
should be borne in mind, however,
that the receipts have been very
large. The movement into sight is
even larger than that of last year in
the high record crop. Bears think
present prices discount all the bull
arguments. But it is insisted that
the big crop movement is merely a
hurrying forward of prematurely
open cotton und r the stimulus of at?
tractive prices. Briefly, the bull argu?
ment is that the crop is not more than
10.500.000 to 11,000,000 bales arul
that the world's consumption of the
American fibre is likely to be 13,
060,000 to 13.500,000 bales. The spin?
dles in the South have nearly trebled
within 10 years. The census figures
showed that consumption in the Uni?
ted States last season ending August
31 was 5,086.380 bales against 4.539.
030 In the same time last year and
that the number of active spindles in
this country. North and South, reach?
ed 27.78C.491. against 27,505,422 for
the same time in the previous year.
The stock at New York is steadily de?
creasing and October, which was re?
cently at a discount of 10 points un?
der January has overtaken that
month. Some think the speculation,
however, is getting too wild and the
market overbought and would not be
surprised to see at least a temporary
sharp setback through the liquidation
of long cotton.
Care In Preparing Food.
In recent years scientists have
proved that the value of food is meas?
ured largely by ita purity; the re?
sult is the most stringent pure food
laws that have ever been known.
One food that ha? stood out promi?
nently as a perfectly clean and pure
food and which waa as pure before
the enactment of these laws as it
coirM possibly be la Quaker Oats;
conceded by the experts to be the ideal
food for making strength of mnscle
and brain. The best and cheapest of
all foods. The Quaker Oats Company
is the only manufacturer of oatmeal
that has satisfactorily solved the prob?
lem of removing the husks and black
specks which are so annoying when
other brands are eaten.
For hot climates Quaker Oats is
packed in hermetically sealed tins,
keens fresh ana1 sweet anywhere. 1
FOR SALE?Several pure bred Berk?
shire (Jilts, as pretty as pictures.
Too fine for pork if any farmer
needa to improve his stock. Prices
ISc pound gross wt. Weigh from
160 to 200 lbs. Will be bred, if de?
sired, but do not advi.se it on O. K.
in breeding. There is more and
quicker money in good hogs with
meat so high, than any other live
stock. Also several milch cows*
Will ?eil at bargains before calv
| in*?. D. w. Dahns, Mayesvllle, s.
i (\ 9-28-2W
REDUCE FIRE LOSSES.
BOMB GOOD SUGGESTIONS ON AN
How Insurance AfjentB, Through Co?
operation Wltli Autiioritles CfeUI Aid
Louisville. Ky., Sept. 24.? In its
current issue the Insurance Field of
this city i ublishes an editorial pro?
posing the k ( - oeration of insurance
agents with health and sanitary
bodies and associations of various
communities for the purpose of keep*
ing down the enormous fire waste
which, for the past ten years has av?
eraged over ^213,000,000 annually.
The editorial says in part:
"Cleanliness ana neatness have
been recognized not alone as under?
writing virtues, but as sanitary and
health requisites. In all of the well
organized cities and towns of the
country war against tuberculosis,
against infected water and milk sup?
plies, against unsanitary and crowd?
ed houses has been started. The ne?
cessity of cleanliness is urged every?
where. 'Cleaning-up Day' now
amounts to a municipal function In
most large towns. Associated chari?
ties are everywhere seeking to open
the packed tenement house districts
and clean them up. Public and pri?
vate medical authorities are aiding
in order to prevent the spread of tu?
berculosis and other bacterial dis?
The foundation of their work is te
promote separation and cleanliness,
exactly the things that underwriting
practice loudly calls for. There have
a'j-o sprung into existence in hun?
dreds of cities organizations of wo?
men with the object of encouraging
the beautiflcation of streets and pri?
vate premises. Their purpose also is
cleanliness and order for the effect
"These organizations designate at
least once every year, and in many
cases twice in the year, a general
'?leaning up day,' when all the public
and private machinery of their cities
is concentrated on the work of re?
moving trash that is unsightly or of?
fensive. It is removed and converted
to useful purposes or burned. In ev?
ery city the municipal authorities put
the police and fire departments at
work co-operating on 'cleaning up
days,' so that there has been estab?
lished a sympathetic connection in
this direction. With the associated
charities the* health authorities co?
operate, so that the public attitude
towards sanitation and beautiflcation
is friendly and encouraging.
"The fire insurance agents, acting
for their companies, and having their
assistance, can bring a most powerful
force to hear in helping two move?
ments and also in reducing the fire
loss. Improvement of the public
health by cleaning out crowded tene?
ments tends to remove a decided fire
hazard caused by the ignorance that
prevails and is cone ntrated in such
buildings. Beautifying a city removes
Tu.? breeding causes apparent to ev?
erybody. Trash in sheds, alleys and
hack yards breeds fire. To maintain
clean streets and premises is a long
step toward maintaining clean store
buildings, manufactories and dwell?
ings. It leads then to repairing fences
snd shutters and dangerous roofs and
walls that harbor fire and are small?
pox marks of carelessness.
"That being the opportunity of the
local agents, what forces can they
bring to this general movement,
which naturally promises more for
their own Immediate benefit than for
any of the other forces already at
work? Local boards and rating au?
thorities can hold out practical re?
wards that the other forces cannot.
"They can show how the removal
or rubbish and litter will reduce the
fire waste and inevitably bring about
a reduction of the insurance rate. By
educational pamphlets distributed by
agents to every customer they can
give a constant impetus to che efforts
of the o'.her bodies. By lending their
own personal assistance and that of
professional inspectors to 'cl^aninfc
up days' they can greatly instruct and
impress all the workers, as well as
property owners, with the practical
thoroughness of the insurance ma?
chinery to improve public and pri?
vate conditions affecting not only the j
health and appearance, but the actual
fcpfcty of the public from the losses
and horrors of fires and conflagra?
tions. By close observation they can
soon determine in what particular
premises conditions call for a penalt)
in increase of rates sufficient to cause
the necessary care and attention.
"It is needless to say that these
strong practical powers are aids and
forces that will he welcomed by medi?
cal authorities and local organizations
for beautifying cities. It gives them
something practical and direct in the
way of additional argument with
which to reach a class of people who
cannot be persuaded to do anything,
except for immediate self-interest or
fear of consequences."
Bonds amounting to $1 700 have
been forfeited in the police court of
Charleston by blind tigers since Sep?
SAYS PEARY REFUSED TO RR1\<.
RIVAL'S RECORD! HOME.
Peary in Said to ?Iu*lify Action on ilw?
(.round Tluit He Knew of Cook *
Intention to Claim the Discovery?
Cook Says Delay in Arrival of In?
struments "Will Im? Iiioomemieni.
Hut Will Not AfTect Result of <on
New York. Sept. 26.?Commander
Pobert E. Peary refused absolutely
to allow any of ib- records or instru?
ments of Dr. Frederick A. Cook to be
brought aboard the steamer Roose?
velt, and was thug instrumental In
causing these records to remain in a
cache at Etah, Greenland, according
to Harry Whitney, the New Haven
sportsman, in a dispatch received in
this city by Dr. Cook today. The mes?
sage, which came as a response to
one from Dr. Cook, is as follows:
"Strathcona, via Indian Harbor and
Cape Ray. N. F., Sept 25.?Dr. F. A.
Cook, Waldorf, New Yoric: Started
for home, Roosevelt. Nothing arrlv
I ed for me. Peary would allow noth
I ing belonging to you on board. Said to
I leave everything in cache at Etah.
Met Capt. Sam, North Star. Did not
I go back after going on schooner
I bound St. John's. Take steamer
I home. Hope you well. See you soon
1 Explain all. Goo** shooting.
' Dr. Cook was questioned today as
I to his view of the situation crested
I by the action ascribed to Commander
I Peary, but he declined to say an/
I thing derogatory to his rival. "It mav
I be that the instruments will arrive
I this year after all," he said, "and as
I for the records and observations, their
I non-arrival here makes no difference
I whatever as I have complete dupli*
I cates, so that there will be no delay
in compiling my story with all its de
Dr. Cook denied the report that b.e
I was to bring suit for slander against
I Peary. "There is no truth in the re
I port," he said. "I have no intention
I of bringing suit. Naturally, I am tak
J ing measures to have everything in
I order in case of necessity, but I have
I never even thought of filing a suit.
I and I wish to contradict such reports
I at once."
I If they are still at Etah, Dr. Cook's
I Instruments may not arrive in New
I York until the spring months of 1910.
I There is a possibility, however, of
I their reaching here this year, as an
I other vessel may have touched at
I Etah after the Roosevelt left,
j "I shall wait.-' continued Dr. Cook.
I "I think Mr. Whitney knew what he
I had in his possession. It would be
I very difficult for me to say what ef
I fects the occurrence will have. Th?
I absence of the records and instru?
ments will, however, not affect the
I ultimate results a particle. But it
I would be very desirable, to have the
I instruments here; that is eeitaui.
i "Mr. Whitney certainly knew that
I the effects with him v * re important
I He was compelled to tell Mr. Peary
I that he had my things with him. He
I had believed that a ship would come
I for him from the American side, and
the things would go along with it.
"The leaving of the instruments
I may cause delay in sending any rec
I ords to Copenhagen, but it will not
affect th" people who are to make
the final investigation.
"It it impossible to send anyone to
Etah to fetch the instruments and
records at this time of the year, as
navigation is closed and if it were
open, a ship would take four or five
weeks to get there.
"The claim that 1 copied Peary s
sledges is nonsensical. He hitherto
used the exact prototype of the Eski?
mo sledge. I never copied anything*
I have not seen him for over twa
Peary Justifies Action.
Portland. Me.. Sept. 26.?It was
learned tonight from a source close
to Commander Peary that the com
mander Justifies his action of refus?
ing to allow Dr. Frederick A. Cook's
instruments or records on board the
homeward bound steamer Roosevelt
on the theory that he had been aware
for some time of Cook's intention to
claim the discovery of the North P"*l*
and that Peary, therefore. WOWtd
sanction nothing to aid this project.
Peary's forthcoming statement con?
cerning t'ook, it was also learned, will
charge that the Prooklyn explorer
cannot produce shoes, sledges or oth
r equipment which will show th-1
W< ar and tear that comes from travel
? vor the Arctic ice.
!t seems evident that Peary is de
sirious of issuing his statement in lha
near future, especially since the ar?
rival of Harry Whitney at Indian
Harbor. While he declared that
Whitney has no part in the contro?
versy. Commander Peary, neverthe?
less, has received messages cot corn?
ing Whitney's progress. He lias
however, made no attempt to c >m
muniCate with Whitney and say. thai
he will make none.
Five negroes have been arrested
in Orangeburg county on the chs e
of beating a detective.