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U AVT SM IT ELS OUSTED.
Mnm Meeting to be Held el Chester
To Consider Mean* for Securing
Chester. Sept. SO.?Ever since the
Farnum trial In Columbia last week
?>ff ort* have been made by cltlsens here
to persuade Mayor Samuels to resign
on account of the evidence that he
was forced to give. AU su h efforts
have failed, and Mr. L. D. Childs,
president of the Law and Order Lea?
gue, in a red-hot card in this after?
noon's Reporter, calls on the cltiaens
to assemble at the Court House to?
morrow evening at 7:SO o'clock to de?
bate as to what measures shall be
adopted to get rid of Samuels in an
EARLY HEROINE HONORED.
Monument Unveiled at Radford, Va.,
To Mary Draper Ingles.
Roanoke. Va.. Sept. 19.?A monu?
ment to the memory of Mary Draper
ingles, pioneer heroine, and the first
English bride married west of the
Alleghanles. was unveiled today at
Radford, Va. The monument, which
la SS feet high, was designed and
built by Capt. William Igles and
<~r?cted by her descendants, many of
whom were preeent from far and
near at today's exercises.
Mrs. Ina*!*? was captured by the In?
dians In a massacre July 8, 1756, car?
ried beyond the Ohio River and held
prisoner. She escaped and made her
way back to her Virginia home. She
la one of the most striking figures of
early history. Her name Is closely In?
terwoven with that of Southwest Vir?
ginia. The Ingles family is large and
prominent. The monument contains
?tone? taken from the chimne'- of
their cabin, still standing. In which
ehe lived after her return from cap?
tivity among the Indians.
THE -HOLY ROLLERS" PUZZLED.
Disappointed by World's Failure to
Come to an End.
Went Duxbury. Mass., Sept. 28.?
The time set for the end of the world
as revealed In visions to some of the
more of the radical of the Triune Im
merslontst* who have gathered at
Ashdod for several days, has passed,
and last night at the little chapel of
the faithful a service of prayer and
song was held to ask the counsel of
the Good and to await His weala
tlon. Dosens of the faithful have giv?
en up for the preeent all hope of the
"great glorification" and have gone to
their homes, hot others have arrived
to take their places.
The meeting In the chapel yester?
day was open to outsiders and was
conducted much the same as prayer
and testimonial meetings of other de?
nominations. But nearby, in a room
that serves as a kitchen, there was
another meeting to which only the
faithful were allowed to gather. The
room was crowded with Immersion
tats. All were standing with hands
and faces up-raised, apparently wait?
ing for some revelation.
It is estimated that over one-half
million dollars < In paper money is
destroyed in the country In one year.
Many complaints come to the Treas?
ury Department concerning destroy?
ed money from persons who are of
the opinion that the country should
stand their loe*e*. One woman wrote
a few days ago that nhe had dropped
a twenty dollar bill In a meat chop?
per and that it had been ground to
pieces. A large quantity of green?
backs is eaten up each yeur by rats,
which find its hiding places. One
peculiar cane Is reported of a robin
flying through a window and then
n>ing out attain with a one hundred
dollar bill In its mouth. Enough of
this greenback wa* found In the Sob*
In's nest to warrant Its redemption.
?- Washington star.
Delay Han Iftepti Dangerous In Sum*
Act quickly In times of danger.
!>?> the right thing at the right
ttackacfce I? kidney danger.
I>oan'n Kidney Fills act quickly.
Cure all distress!.ig, dangerous kid
Plenty of evidence to prjve th.s.
Luclens R. Oihson, 304 E. Liberty
st , Sumter. s. <\ says: "My kidneys
troubled me for two or three years.
The kidney secretions were so fre?
quent In passage that I was forced fcu
mr\Av pfleg at night and there was a
scalding sensation when voided. Mv
back ached almost constantly an.l oc?
casionally It became so lsme that I
e >u.'i hardl> get around. I had heard
?o much in favor of Doan's Kidney
Pills that I concluded to give them
a trial and procured a box at Ch'na's
drug store. They soon removed the
ktacktchea, disposed of the lameiic-M
and cleared the kidney secretions. My
back Is now strnger than before in
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo.
New York, sole agent for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other. No. It.
WETS CARRY ROANOKE.
Hotly Contested Campaign Results in
Victory for Advocate* of Saloons In
Roanoke, Va.. Sept. 30.?RoanoKe
today In a local option election voted
by a majority of 89 to retain the li?
censed saloon. The wets carried three
out of four wards and got a majority
in all the precincts but two. The to?
tal vote cast was 3.219, or wntcn tfie
wets got 1,64 4 and the drys 1.575. At
a local option election December 10
of last year the total vote was 2.184.
and the drys got a majority of 86.
That ehctlon was thrown out by
Judge Staples after a contest by the
Dr. Babcoek on Pellagra.
Columbia special in the News
and Courier: The .prevalence of pel
lagrr. has been called to the atten?
tion of the'public from time to time
recently by medical men throughout
the country. But so far there has
been no agreement rcuched as to the
cause of the disease nor has any cure
been round therefor.
A few days ago there appeared in
In the papers the statement of North
Carolina physicians that the disease
was caused by a germ. Still another
case was cited where n woman hud
pellagra who bed never eaten any corn
meal, which la generally accepted to
be one of the causes of the disease.
Dr. X W. Babcoek. of the State
Hospital for the Insane, an expert on
pellagra was seen today and his opin?
ion asked as to the cause of the dread
d tease which has caused so much
terror in this country.
"The press Is now emphasizing the
.'act that pellagra is a new disease,"
paid Dr. Babcoek "but the South Car?
olina and Georgia asylums have rec?
ognised the disease in their institu?
tions for about thirty years. ?
"At Morganton, N. C, pellagra has
been known for about twenty-two
years. It Is not a near disease, but
a newly recognized disease. The at
tentlon of the public has been direct
ed to it. What was formerly known
as other diseases by various names U
now known as pellagra for pyhsi
' "The president of the Italian Na?
tional Board of Health, told me one
year ago that while we may dispute
about which of the moulds couse the
disease, it is aasociated with spoiled
corn. Pellagra has been studied in
Italy for 170 years, and that corn
meal 13 'incriminating' admits of no
doubt, that Is provided the meal is
damaged. There are many thousand
cases of pellagra in Italy, and the
doctors there have made exhaustive
.-.tudy of the disease.
"Many authorities claim to isolate
the germs either from moulds or
bacteria, but no agreement as to the
cause of pellagra had been
Lambroso, the greatest of the au
tborities In Italy, says that the dis
ease Is due to toxyne produced from
"Cencl says it Is due to two forms
of moulds, aspergillus or pcnicillium
Another Italian authority?Tizonnl
says it is tue to a bacteriu. Th
mould is a fungus."
Dr. Babcoek inclines to the thoeory
of Dr. Lambroso that the disease is
caused from a mould, und that dam?
aged corn meal is incriminating.
' But," said Dr. Babcoek, "It might
be caused from light bread for that
matter, provided, of course, that the
grain is damaged. We have reached
no definite conclusion as to the cans
"It Is useless for American authori?
ties to claim to have Isolated a parti
Dr. C. H. Lavlnder, of the United
Stahs Marine Hospital Service, has
been here for four months working
on pellagra at the State Hospital.
Clinics have be^n held for physicians
every Tuesday before Dr. Lavinder
returns to Washington.
Dr. Babcock's opinion on the mat?
ter will have a tendency to explode
some of the many theories that re?
cently have been expounded because
heb as made a study of pellagra.
While he does not say that the tru
cause of the disease is known, h
does believe that damaged grain is
Incrimlnuting and that the germ
theory |s not correct.
From AuKUsta the theory has re?
cently been given that pellagra is not
caused by damaged corn as food. In
stating that damaged corn has to do
with the disease Dr. Babcoek said
that no one need have any fear from
corn that is all right, hut that it |g
only the damaged grain which may
have some gn at bearing on the study
Drs. Behooek and Lavlnder are
preparing a translation now of one of
the great works on pellagra.
Let us never fear robbers or mur?
derers. Theas are dangers from
without, petty dangers. Let us fear
ourselves. Prejudices are the ' real
robbers. Vices are the real murder?
ers. The great dangers lie within our?
selves. What matters It what threat?
ens our head or our purse? Let us
think only of that which threatens
our soul.?Victor Hugo.
A WOMAN MURDERED.
Revolting Discovery Near Sparta n
biirg?Mrs. Marth? Foster Victim.
3partanburg( Bepv 20.?The dis?
covery early today of the mutilated
body of Mrs. Martha Foster, conceal?
ed ben 1 ath a mound of brush and
pine needles In a strip of woodland
north of Peuumont mill Village in
this city, has revealed a revolting
murder and left th ? police suthorltles
at s^a. Doc Foster, her husband, is
held tonight in tne count} jail await- j
ing further investigation ot the case,
'i he coroner's jury rendered a verdic t
tonight to the efftct that the woman
came t-> he:' death by being Veatcu
on the h >ad with some ijlaat instru?
ment and recommended that Doc
faster, her husband, be held until the
cireum. tances surrounding the case
are further developed.
Foster was seen with his wife In
the woods v. here her body was found
Tuesday afternoon and he is known(
to have been with her that morning
in the Beaumont mill village. He de?
nies any knowledge of the crime and
stated today that h? last saw his wife
Tuesday evening in a hack with a
white man and a negro driver. She
told him then she was going to a
neighboring mill village to see s??me
Foster says that he did not knov.
either of the men in the hack. Mro.
Foster, who was Miss Martha Sud
doth of Greenville county, has been
in the State Hospital for the Insane
tor six months and returned here
mly two weeks ago. She has six
?hildren, some of whom are In an or
damage in Greenville.
The police believe the murder wal?
let committed in the woods but that
the body had been carried there.
Physicians say th body had not been
lead more than 48 hours. The marks
round were on the head, the skull be?
ing crushed in several places. One
irm was broken and the fingers had
Foster's reputation is that of an
'-tonest and law-abiding man, a t one
tlmj a successful farmer at Boiling
prings in this county. He is Sfi years
of age. When arrested today he wat
seated in his room reading the Bible
md expressed little surprise when
old that his wife had been murder?
ed. He was taken to where the body
lay In the woods and, after viewing
It in an indifferent fashion, said:
"Yes, that's her."
HENRY SAMUELS RESIGNS.
Notorious Mayor of Chester Gets Out
At Demand of Citizens.
Chester, Oct. t.?At a mass meeting
>f citizens at the court house tonight
Mayor Henry Samuels submitted his
resignation, to take effect immediate
Mr. J. L. Glenn of the local bar
ead the resignation, which was ac?
companied by a request that the meet?
ing adopt no denunciatory resolutions*
Messrs. M. S. Lewis, T. H. White
ind L. D. Childs made remarks, call
ng upon the press, pulpit and citizens
generally to accept the resignation
and drop all further adverse com?
The resignation and" the accom?
panying suggestions were unanimous?
ly adopted and the big audience pres?
ent went home with the outlook clear
for a bigger and better Chester.
?It is in time of sudden mishap or
accidt nt that Chamberlain's Liniment
can be relied upon to take the place
of the family doctor, who cannot al?
ways be found at the moment. Then
It is that Chamberlain's Liniment h?
never found wanting. In cases of
Bpralna, cuts, wounds and bruises
Chamberlain's Liniment takes out the
soreness and drives away the pain.
i o\d by \v. W. Bibert
Every deeply thoughtful person
now knows that all reforms begin
within and with the individual, and
spreads, through gradual evolution.
"Ut of today into tomorrow?Dres?
*C. R. Kluger, the Jeweler. 1060
Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, Ind.,
writes: "I was so weak from kidney
trouble that 1 could hardly walk a
hundred feet. Four bottles of Fo
Uy'a Kidney Remedy cleared my
complexion, cured my backache and
the Irregularities disappeared, and I
can now attend to business every day
and recommend Foley's Kidney Rem?
edy to all sufferers, as It cured me
after the doctors and other remedies
had failed.'' Slbcrt's Drug Store.
"Men may come, and men may go,"
The Mutual Life Insurance Co.
does on forever.
For sixty-six years The Mutual Life
Insurance Co. has met every obliga?
tion promptly and satisfactorily.
Do not delay?new is the time to
I. M. LORYEA, Special Agent,
Clurciulon and Suinter Counties,
THE MUTUAL LIFE INS. CO.
of New York.
Manning, S. C.
J. E. McFaddln, 8. L Till,
! AgU Sardinia. Agt. Manning.
SIX BISHOPS TO BE ELECTED.
Considerable Speculation is Now Go?
ing on Among Methodists of This
/.sheville, N. C, Sept. 29.?There is
considerable speculation among the
Methodists in the State as to Who Will
be elected bishops at the general con?
ference to be held, in Ashevllle next
May to fill the vacancies caused by
the death of six bishops in the South?
ern Methodist church.
The death rate among the bishops
of the Methodist church has been
large during the past two years, the
following have passed away: Bishops
Duncan, Smith, Galloway, Tigert and
Ward. Six bishops will be elected,
Among those who are being talked
about in connection with the bishop?
ric are Dr. M. L. Carlisle and Dr. W.
W. Daniel, of the South Carolina
conference, and Dr. J. W. Kilgo, pres?
ident of Trinity College, N. C. At the
last general conference Dr. Kilgo
was nominated for bishop -vas
defeated by Bishop Atkinson bj only
a few votes. At the c. . ? -
Terence it Is almost cer Lai
will be elec'.ed.
GIKL BEATEU POUND Gl ? i'
Spartanburg Man Who Whipped
Adopted Daughter Convicts I.
Spartanburg, Oct. 1.?L. A. Mat?
thews, a well known citizen, \vh?- uri
?eptember 9, whipped Miss Eliza
Vorrow, his adopted daughter, it I
sating Injuries that came near caus?
her death, was found guilty on th
?harge of assult and battery with in
tent to kill. He was sentenced to pay
t fine of 1800 or serve eighteen
nonths at hard labor. The prisoner
broke down and wept when sentence
was passed upon him.
There are just two endings to a
love affair?temporary despair if you
are disappointed, and life-long regret
'f you are not.
BUILT ON HONOR
SOLD ON MERIT
There are no ifs and anus
about our guarantee, and no
rebate schemes about our
sales. We prefer to believe
that our customers are sensi?
ble people in search of a
square deal, and we make it
our business ..o treat them as
aucn. When you buy a
you get what you pay for, and
pay for what you get. Exper?
ienced buyers know that this
constitutes the only bargain
you can count on?all other
bargain forms are gambles,
.and the purchaser is usually
the loser. Honesty may not
be the best policy, but years of
practice convince us that it is
good enough. If you contem?
plate the purchase of a piano,
don't fall to examine the Steiff*
A showdown is our delight.
Chas. M. Stieff,
Baltimore, - Md.
5 West Trade St.
Charlotte, - N. C.
C. H. WILMOL'TH, Manager.
W ? 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. ?
whit The Farmers' Bank & Trust Go,
Satisfaction with one's efforts put the brakes on progress.
There is a future ahead of the fellow who is sorry when the
The Farmers' Bank and Tr?st 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. G. ROWLAND, Pres R L. EDMUNDS, Cashier. GUY L WARREN, Teller,
A, S, MERRIMAN, Bookkeeper. H. L. McCOY, Asst. Bookkeeper.
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
; urpose to serve all classes, whether the
business be small or large.
Efe Bank of Sumter.
AN \ I >V KTISEMENT PLACED IN THE ADVERTISING
COLUMNS OF THE DAILY ITEM WILL BRING RESULST
For ?seilet j???lfUNDS
A v/? k/ttlv ? in the Pillowing Sized Tracts:
.?. 76 Acre?.
x miles of Sumter on good
All of the abov
One Place.277 A< r< ^hree milee. from Wedgefield
Two Places_I each, near Privateer, S. C.
Three Places.1 Acre ?ach, near Privateer, S. C.
All at prices that are il T or particulars, see
SUMTER REAL ES
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Account Centennial Celebration Interr istian Socie.y
Churches of Christ In America. October Round tr p
rate $27.25. Tickets on sale Octooer 9th h, and Octo?
ber 15th, final limit returning, October 26
For further information, call on Ticket write:
W. J. CRAIG, I : IITE,
Passenger Traffic Manager. Genet er Agonl.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
WE can supply you with BAGGING and TIES.
Call and get our prices before you buy.
We know that we can save you money on these articles besides giving
goods that have quality.
Don't forget us whea you are ready to purchase.
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25 NORTH MAIN STREET.
Sumter, - t South Carolina