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THK NCH'Ttl SIX>W IN POLITICS.
Her II Ig Men Take Uie Lend in Other
Line* of Huden vor.
New York Sun.
A few duyn ago the H>n. Thomas
Mettle, of North Carolina, delivered In
Ilia State an address on the subject,
apeak mir generally of the restoration
of the South to Ita place in the Coun?
cil? of the nation. He la a native of
North Carolina, a republican, the
eclon of an old Whig family, and
rooted in the convictions of his fore?
father*. His social position la of the
highest, and hla fellow citizens, of
whatever political faith, delight to
do him honor, aS well they may.
Naturally Mr. Settle could not en?
ter Into details aa Intimately as he
wished In the firat p'ace the domin?
ant party In North Carolina at pre?
sent ia Democratic, and searching
ortUclam of Its repreeentatlvee would
have been Infelicitous and might have
seemed untimely, but, read between
the line*, it waa plain enough that
lie realised the hopelessness of en?
deavoring to uplift the South through
the medium of Incompetent and un?
worthy agencies. He Is a young man
etlll, but he Knows by legend and
tradition that before the civil war the
South waa represented at Washington
by the finest producta of its wealth,
tta leisure and Ita civilisation. South?
erners In those days did not go to
eengTees for the Alary involved*
"Nine times out of ten they were men
of Independent means, of aasured po?
sition, and of special fitness, not only
through prolonged study of public
affairs, but by the inherited habit of
comamand. Whlga or democrats, the
delegates of these days were men far
removed from sordid carea. indiffer?
ent to the accidents of fortune, and
latent only upon high statesmanship,
and Incidentally the exaltation of
their section. They were gentlemen
In fact?gentlemen with generations
of leadership and responsibility be?
hind them?and bred to a conscient?
ious performance of their public du?
ties. No wonder a practically solid
body of this kind representing the
douth In congress made the South
dominant and overruling. \
Mr. Settle did not openly say us
much for he could not very well do It,
hut we can suggest at this distance
from the scene that the present suc?
cessors of the old Southern represen?
tatives In congress need hardly be ex?
pected to imitate them beyond the
point of drawing their salaries. In el
vory large majority of cases they are
d?et?tut? inspirations and tra?
dition *nat mad* their y?-edeceK.iur?
^jUvjaiUtOtii:...XhejCjeTjL. simt.i.. <oo?
enough men. of no particular conne
quence and without visible back?
ground, who piny petty politics, air
themselves in the congressional rec?
ord for the delectation of red shirted
constltn? nch s. and exert, either In so?
ciety or In public affairs, no more In?
fluence than so many insignificant
eruataceans. It is a fine and prosper?
ous arrangement for them, and they
make the most of It but the South
has been eliminated from the nation?
al equation, and with exceptions Just
numerous enough to emphasise the
rule. It might aa well be a foreign
The South is prospering financially
and Industrially. Its "big men" take
the lead In progress and achievement,
but In congress the South Is almost
without a successor to the string
and compelling men of forty or more
years ago. "Old Anse" McLaurln sits
In the chair once graced by a Lamar
ot a Walthall. Murphy Foster rattles
in the ?cat that Soule, Benjamin.
White and Eustls formerly filled to
hunting. Bankhead replaces Mor?
gan, and Smith and Tlllfnan take the
places of Matthew Butler and Wade
Hampton?to go no further hack. It
Is s> disheartening situation.
Maybe the South Is postponing Its
political rejuvenation to a secure es?
tablishment of its financial fortunes.
That may well be. The descendant*
of the old leaders still live, but they
ere Immersed In works of local Im?
port, and they leave politics to the
riffraff?for the present only, let us
hope. Some day?and may It be soon!
?they will Imltute their ancestors,
leave their fortunes safe behind them,
and bring to the national councils a
long needed element of courage, In?
dependence and enlightenment.
Dnaerk* Lodge of Fifth District *o
Meet la Maycevllle.
Manning. Hept. 2<J.?The Fifth Dis?
trict I*odgr Knights of Pythias of the
Grand Domain of South Carolina will
convene In Mayesvllle. S. ('.. Thurs?
day. S^pt. 30th. 11 o'clock a. m. and
WC' be In session one day. Five coun?
ties, embracing Georgetown, I^ee,
Humter, Clarendon and Kershaw will
have representatives from sixteen
lodges. The officers are C. H. Wilson,
D. D. O. C . Sumter, Isaac M. I?ryea.
Secretary, Manning; Hev. H. A.
Knox, treasurer, Mayesvllle. Promi?
nent Pythinns throughout the State
have sent letters of acceptance and
Don't expect a woman to take a
hint?unless It Is a fashion hint
nfgho captuhfd by gihl.
Daughter of Georgia Farmer Holds
Aiwallant. Hut Men Lei Him F.s
* Statesboro. Qa., Sept. 27.?After
having been captured by the brave
daughter of a farmer, eight miles
from Statesboro, during the late hours
of last night, after he had broken into
her room and attacked her, Otis Hen
drickr. a burly negro, later, escaped
from the men in whose custody he
was placed and is at large.
The news of the attempted assault
and Hendricks* peculiar escape reach?
ed this place this morning. It is said
the young woman the negro attacked
s large and unusually athletic for a
woman, and the negro had no chance
to get away after he attacked her be
fors h^r cries for help brought sev
ral men to the room.
The men took him into the nearby
woods, it is said, to wait for morning
before bringing him here. They built
a big fire and were all standing
around it when Hendricks disappear?
ed. The negro's shoes, hat and coat
were found on the premises of the
farmer's home this morning, where
he had placed them before entering
the young woman's room.
a good THING, PKRHAPS.
The Financial Chronicle, of New
York, a safe and sound paper, makes
the following statement not under
the head of an advertisement.
Stock of a new fertilizer concern
known as the Standard Nitrogen
Company will be dealt in for the
flriit time on the New York curb to?
day. This company is a corporation
with a capital of $10,000,000, consist?
ing of 1.000,000 shares of a par val?
ue of $S a share. Its product is
known as Neyl's concentrated nitro?
gen producer. It Is a jelly capable
of being kept for two years and con?
sidered superior to the United States
government's nitro culture bacteria,
which is distributed by the depart?
ment of agriculture. This nitrogen
producer makes nitrogen so inex?
pensively that it can be used at a
cost of only $3 an acre, while nitrate
of soda costs from $8 to $20 an acre,
according to the amount used.
The results from the use of this
nitrogen producer have been shown
to be excellent. Seeds of the hairy
vetch Inoculated with it have produc?
ed 2.540 pounds of crude hay an
K-re. while the uninocul >ted seeds of
this plant ha.e produced only 232
pounds Crimson clover seed inocu
Uted with it has produced an aver
of 4.0?? pounds an acre, while
the uninoculated has produced only
'61 pounds. Canada peas have
hown an increased yield when in
cuulated of 138 per cent, and Soy?
beans an increased yield of 672 per
The department of agriculture re?
alized the great importance of find?
ing something to take the place of
nitrate of soda and experimented for
years with nitrogen bacteria, with
the result that it has found there
are two classes of bacteria which can
tlx atmoapheriac nitrogen; that is,
can attract and hold nitrogen in the
soil so that it may be used by the
growing plant. The government au?
thorities discovered a few years ago
the plan for the direct inoculution
of th ? seeds of plants and issued to
farmers the bacteria producing cul?
tures in powdered form and last
year in liquid form, but this could
be kept only for two months and was
difficult to handle, so that its useful?
ness was limited. The Standard Ni?
trogen Company has been able to
overcome this trouble through the
work of foreign chemists, whose dis?
covery and patents have been ac?
quired by the corporation.
With the Sells-Floto Circus.
To those who may linger on the
circus grounds when the parade of
the Oreat Sells-Floto Shows return to
ihc tents, It may appear that the mas?
sive cages and dens of animals are
placed indiscriminately In the men?
agerie tent, but this is not the case.
It is necessary for the peace of the
animal families that the arrangement
be the same day after day. If the
lion cage originally is first, the mon?
key cage next, the polar bear next,
the seals next. the hippopotamus
next, the ocelot next, the tigers next
and so on down one side of the mam
moth menagerie tent and back on the
other one day, the same arrangement
! is necesasry after that.
The ends of the cages are closed, so
that the animals cannot see their
neighbors, but they can smell them.
Any change of order among the dens
will promptly start something In the
When the Sells-Floto Shows exhibit
here, the circus patron can obtain
much Interesting Information by
closely observing the menagerie.
The $25.000 Prize Armour Horses
are also with the Sells-Floto Circus
this year. They are a great feature.
Be sure of your ballast before ven?
turing on a matrimonial voyage.
WOODMEN OF SHI LOH.
Annual Banquet Was Largely Attend
<<I and Greatly Enjoyed.
Bhlloh, Sept. 2S.?The W. O. W. of
this place held their annual banquet
on last Friday night, 2 4th inst. It
was my good fortune to be present on
the occasion and to enjoy seeing them
intermingling in love and friendship
so pleasantly together ad feasting so
heartily on barbecue and rice and j
other good things to eat, which wert
so bountiful. (Plenty to spare.)
Among the visitors present were:
Lluet. Gov. T. G. McLeod and his
brother, Mr. Frank M. McLeod. Mr.
L. I. Parrott, Drs. C. E. Gamble.
Floyd and Yellott and Professor E.
B. Gamble. After supper was serv?
ed Mr. T. G. McLeod gave an address,
also Mr. L. I. Parrott. Mr. McLeod
spoke on Brotherhood; Mr. Parrott,
on Woodcraft. Both addresses were
elevating and inspiring, full of advice
and encouragement and full of exhor?
tation to those who might falter by
the wayside. If all of us would fol?
low their advice then peace and pros?
perity would abound and all would
be happy and joyful. On this occa?
sion I was again reminded of the fact
that Shiloh is rightfully claiming to
have a large number of as fine look?
ing girls as any section can boast of
and while enjoying looking at the
young boys and girls this thought
came to my mind, that our country
60 years hence will be just what these
dear boys and girls make it and lam
confident that they are going to rub
her up and make her shine brighter
than she has ever shone. Then let us
set to work to make our lives such
as will give them inspiration and en?
couragement, that none of us may be
a stumbling block to their way. Along
this line I've thought a great deal
about the men who manage and con?
trol the affairs of the State. That
they should be broad minded and lib?
erty-loving men and in speaking of
this I wish to say that the people of
Shiloh have tried our friend, L. I.
Parrott's case and have decided that
the office of the clerk of court is his
as long as he desires it. and as for our
friend, T. G. McLeod, I wish to say
that when he ventured out from his
good home In the rain and under as
threatening stormy conditions as pre?
vailed on last Friday evening to drive
through the country 26 or 28 miles
to come to as small a place as this,
(not even a flag station) shows grit
enough to be an arctic explorer and
loyje enough for his country to be
given any honor within the gift of tbe
people that he may ask for, and if all
?Vie good people of the State are of
the same opinion as the people of
Shiloh are we'd give him the honor?of
serving us as governor of our dear old
Palmetto State for the next term, if
he'd enter the race and accept the
gift. We'd be glad to see him gov?
ernor. We are confident he'd lead the
?^tate nobly and well, for his advice,
which is full and worthy Is as strong
is that of a minister and as loving
and kind as that of a mo'dier. Wish?
ing for you and your paper and for
our country the greatest of prosperity
In finances, in morals ard in piety.
1 beg to remain.
D. M. GREEN.
Quits Newspaper Work.
Gaffney, Sept. 23.?Mr. Junlus Par?
rott, who has been editing and pub?
lishing the Cherokee News since hit?
brother Frank retired therefrom, has
1* aped the plant to another party and
will leave Gaffney about the first of
October for Sumter, where his moth?
er resides. Mr. Parrott has many
warm friends in Gaffney, who will re?
gret to see him leave the city. He
will probably retire from nwespaper
work and enter some other branch of
It's a shame for a man to waste his
Sme trying to deceive his wife.
DO IT NOW.
Sumter People Should Not Wait Until
It Is Too Late.
The appalling death-rate from kid
ney disease is due in most cases to
the fact that the little kidney troubles
are usually negelcted until they be?
come serious. The slight symptoms
give place to chronic disorders and
the sufferer goes gradually into the
grasp of diabetes, dropsy, Blight's
Disease, gravel or some other seri?
ous form of kidney complaint.
If you suffer from backache, head?
aches, dizzy spells; if the kidney se?
cretions are Irregular of passage and
unnatural In appearance, do not fle
lay. Help the kidneys at once.
Loan's Kidney Pills are especially
for kidney disorders?they cure
where others fail. Over one hundred
thousand people have recommended
them. Here's a case at home:
Mrs. Wm. Bultman, 5 E. Calhoun
St., Sumter, S. C, says: "I found
Doan's Kidney pills to be an excel?
lent remedy. My back nched for som*
time and I was in almost constant
misery. I finally saw Doan's Kidney
Pills advertised, procured a box ai
China's drug store and used them in
accordance with the directions. They
relieved the pains and Strengthened
my back and I have not been
troubled since. I gladly recommend
Doan's Kidney Pills."
For sain by all dealers. Price 60
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo.
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other. No. 16.
THE GREATEST SPECTACLE.
The World Has Ever Seen.
EXCURSION RATES OF $2.1.95
Via the Atlantic Coast Line to New
York and Return for the Famous.
This historic celebration will take
place from Saturday, September 36th
to Saturday October 9th. The prin?
cipal events during tr. first eight
days will occur in greater New York
>nd in the Hudson River opposite the
city. The following week Wie cele-j
bration will continue at the Hudson j
River cities 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 kt
land and water parades and ilumina
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 a
veritable fairyland and million*? of
electric lights of all colors and siaos
trill fairly turn night into day.
For this occasion the Atlantic Coast
Line will sell on September 23rd to
30th inclusive, round trip tickets to
New York at the low rate of 123,96
from Sumter. The tickets will bt
limited returning to leave New York
any time up to and including Octo?
ber 10th. Mr. M. F. Dukes, the tick?
et agent will be pleased to answer in?
quiries regarding schedules and
make reservations and this matter
should be attended to at once by
those desiring to take the trip.
We need a lot of things we don't
a^CtS# ? ? ?
We have just received a
shipment of Onion Sets.
Now is the time to plant
them for an early crop.
Red and White
Skft im Stole
W. W. SI BERT.
Telephone 283. - 8 S. Main St.
Some people seem to think that if
they only wear Glasses it will be al
rig-ht with their eyes. There would
be just as much sense is prescribing
the same medicine for every dis
We give an Examination that cun
Leave no Defect ^Undiscovered.
I have a graduate Optician In
charge of my Optical Parlor. All
W. A. Thompson,
Jeweler and Optician,
a S. Main Street - Sumter. S. C
PRETTY 6000 ADVERTISING.
Life-Saving Mesal A waded Secretary
Washington, Sept. 28.?An almost
forgotten incident in which the pres?
ent Secretary of War, James M. Dick?
inson, heroically rescued Jemes F.
Joy, a Detroit lawyer, irom the De?
troit river, fourteen years ago, was
recalled today when a handsome solid
gold medal, suspended from n ribbon
held in the beak of an American
eagle, was presented to Ht. Dickinson
on behalf of the United Stales gov?
ernment. The medal, aporoved by
President Taft be'ore h's departure
on his trip and commemorating the
courage of the War Secretary in sav?
ing the life of a fellowman, was pre?
sented by Assistant Secretary of the
"In testimony of heroic deeds In
saving lives," read the Inscription on
the medal, which also bore a laurel
wreath held aloft by a woman. Touch?
ed deeply by the unexpected recogni?
tion of his act. the Secretary of War,
with characteristic modesty, merely
"I aid not have much time to con
ttuet v'hat was best to be done when
Joy fell into the river, and if I had I
might have done what Rip Van Win?
kle told his wife, Gretchen, he would
do in case she fell into tne water, *go
home and think it over.' " He added
that he did not know he had done
On August 24, 1895, the American
Ear Association, then in session at
Detroit, was entertained at St. Clair
flats. The guests were conveyed there
in steam yachts. Judge Dickinson,
Charles H. Campbell, F. O. Uove and
others were entertained on the steam
yacht Truant, owned by Truman H.
Newberry. who subsequently became
Secretary of the Navy.
The Truant returned to Detroit at 9
o clock that night. It was very dark
and because of piling at the outer
edge of the railroad wharf, the yacht
lay several feet out from the dock. A
small landing plank was put out and
in attempting to cross it James F. Joy,
I the oldest member of the Detroit Bar,
whose eye-sight was defective, fell ov?
erboard. The plank was six feet above
water, which at that point was 20
feet deep. Judge Dickinson plunged
into the water and rescued Joy. There
were jagged, broken piles at that
point, some hidden beneath the cur?
rent, but both men fortunately reach?
ed the dock unharmed. Close by on
other yachts at the time were Judge
Taft, now president, Associate Jus?
tices Brewer and Brown, of the Su?
preme Court of the United States, and
other persons of prominence.
The heroic act of the present WTar
Secretary went unrewarded until ast
May, when President Thomas H.
Herndon, of the American Cross of
Honor, applied to the Secretary of the
Treaury for the award of a life sav?
ing medal to Mr. Dickinson to com?
memorate his heroic daring. On June
25 last a committee consisting of the
solicitor of the treasury, the superin?
tendent of the life saving service Sjpd
the captain commandant of the reve?
nue cutter service, unanimously voted
to award a medal of the first class,
The road to happiness is the con?
tinuous effort to make others happy.
The chief aim of life ought to he
usefulness, not happiness; but hap?
piness always follows usefulness.?
Courage is a virtue that the young
cannot spare; to lose it is to grow old
before the time; it is better to make
a thousand mistakes and suffer a
thousand reverses than run away
from battle.?Henry van Dyke.
W E ENDEAVOR to advance th?
business interests of our customers In
every legitimate way. In so doing,
our motives may be somewhat tinc?
tured with selfishness, (or, upon the
prosperity of its patrons hinges the
success of every bank.
First Nation! Bank, sumter. $. c.
The Small Depositor is
Welcome at This Bank
A hundred small accounts* make a bank stronger
than a dozen large ones. This is one of our rea?
sons for urging the man of limited means to trans?
act his business with us.
Large accounts are welcome too, for it is our
purpose to serve all classes, whether the
business be small or large.
H Bank of Sumter.
If you have farm property in SirVnter or Clarendon County which yott
wish to sell this sea-son, you should list it now, in order that it may be
inspected and properly advertised fcrthe 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 vomc business.
CITY, FARM AND TIM?
BER PROPERTY HAN
OLED. REAL ESTATE
26% N Main St.
R. Be Belsen
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY.
Sumter, 8. C.
MONEY INVESTED IN
REAL ESTATE MOST
GAGES. LET ME INVEST
YOUR IDLE MONEY AT
7 AND 8 PER CENT
UT E can supply you with BAGGING and TIES.
? w Call and get our prices before you buy.
We know that we can save you money on these articles] besides "giving you
goods that have quality.
Don't forget us when you arejjready to purchase.
A. A. Strauss & Co.,
25 NORTH MAIN STREET.
Sumter, - . South Carolina