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COTTON (HOP CONDITION.
Ot'TLOOK IK POOREST IN
Dr. Knaps* Hay* Bad Weather ami
Tic*I Money Contributed to L'nfav
Washington. Oct. 4.?The most un
favorable report on the condition of
Ml? cett*a crop Issued by the depart -
Mont of argtculture at this season of
the t 'Ar for many years was made
puldi today. Financial and weather
idiuon* combined to make the re*
1 unf ivorable.
Today's social report indicated
that an September 21 the condition
of the < >tt >n crop war only 58.6 per
eent. of eormal as compared with
tS.T per cent, on August 16. 1909;
?I T on September 16. 1101; ?7.7 on
Septembu it. It#7. and 67 per cent,
ea the average for ten years on Au?
ls. I HI. After the announce
by the department of agricul?
ture ef the figures recording the av
I* lor this month. Dr 8. A.
?. chief of the cooperative dem
ration work for the department
of agriculture In the South, after the
iterance with Secretary Wilson,
thai th? serious falling off in the
Stares. especially for Louisiana ' and
MetaliBSppi. wss due to two condl
ties* One was the excaslve rainfall
Ig the early part of the cotton crop
?a. followed by a serious drought,
th ? ?,*?ond was the failure of cot
<pt*nter? to obtain advances oh
erdfcTM from bankers. The latter
rorced the planters to' dismiss
a CMSNidera^le part of their labor at
a Dsae when the boll wee vi f was a
most ? tIol* pest.
Dr Kaapp stated thut another rea?
son which (educed a falling off In the
geners? average of Louisiana was that j
fasse w.?s practically II per cent, less
of scr ?je in cotton than in prevloui,
Th boll wevlll did serious damage 1
the past year In the southwes
Oaarier of Mlssimlppl.
'In any Judgment." said Dr. Knapp,
really serious trouble, which ap
te all of the cotton States, Was
it about by the excessive raln
gsJI isj the early part of the season
and the esceasive drought in the lat?
ter pait In some of the States plant
are acarcely could obtain water
eweasgh fee their lire stock. This was
pgrKcaUriy true of Teaas and Osla
hasas Whst is known as the New
Ort*???* storm, which passed through
lens ef Louisiana and western
blew out Immense quan
sf rotten and served seriously
te delete* from the excellence of the
aVrocoiary Wilson declined to make
aay at anneal regarding the figures
green s*tt or his department. He said
that a^ would talk about the wh -at
eure?, ebont the condition of com In
?he W'<4 sed about almost snythlng
else es? cotton. He said Dr. Knapp
anew sn*re shout the cotton crop
from stw^ -t? observation in the
Sontt* Mi say other man In the de?
part a* sad h * had nothing to add
to th? .alaiement made by him.
('?.te<?'ii of conditions by Sis tos
% ? % ? J: d
lea. I 7 I m f I
a xa a c ? e
U) tu V* <
?h-gi?"-. 71 78 71
North I ?roUnft. 70 61 70
Setita ' grettaa .... 79 68 II
Oe r-jii. 71 68 69
Vieri;?- . 17 72 71
A la**<??> . 12 70 67
Bft?-.t. .?<?)??. 63 70 f.g
Loufo*o<. II 66 17
Texfti. . 62 71 I a
ArksH.*.. 64 70 *7
Tenne.. . Is 71 72
Mlsaaari. 72 70 74
Oklsh'int. G5 70 69
Halted Mates. 68.6 60.7 67
<K??#.?> liKSS THAN IN Hum.
?r* om Part of Crop l-rcpared for
sftsow ivirciiv of 37.711
WasNiMe.titw, Oct 4.?From the
cotton gl ?ivIn gf 1909. there has be?*n
ginn. .) 1 >pt mber 25. counting
round 1 . half b>%lr*?. 2.662.888 bales of
eottoi. e.mptrej with 2.590.639 for
IM! Theas sie the figure* given In
a rep ** ( feeei UN census bur au Im
ened (?11 v
Ta 1 1 H*a I aalet included tnu year
were i : <7* eesapars^ with 67.107 for
:iiet I* -.. ? ol mil cotton reported
far ltd* ws, 13.811 compared with
11.467 1 i)0i
Th** e of tales counting
round SS haW aslca, gmned to Sep
temeet 2?. by ii sgj was as follows:
SstBtnWna, l?* 660. against 316.341
ta lift. As-hansa*. 63.777 against 86.
466, Matlda 19.431 sgslnst 16,857.
Oeergls 616.926 against 614.898.
Loeawsn? 62.161 against 79.042; Iftfs
?BBWapl I6.9TI against 111.001; North
Carotla* 64),4Tl against 11,013. Okls
haaaa 114,141 ssa'nst 6.706; South
Carolina 264.716 aagtnat 289,969;
Teaaiss s. 17.116 sgainst 18,109; Tex?
as l.t?l.?Y6 against 966.617. and In
all ether Ntatea I.III as compsred
The ce.rected statlstica of the
quantity of cotton ginned to Septem?
ber 1 were announced at 388,2 1
bales. The report today will he alte?
cd slightly also by reports transmit
ted by mall by Individual gtnners.
KIDNAPPING IN BPARTANRTJRG.
Joe Chumiicy Hold by Cousins Near
Spartanburg. Oct. 4.?-Joe Chum
ney. a youth of 17 years of age, son
of Smith Chumney, vho lives near
Hobbeysvllle in this county, was way?
laid and caught, it is alleged, on his
way from school last Thursday after?
noon by his cousins, Frank and Sim?
eon Cbumney, sons of Ben Chumney,
; of this section, and imprisoned in a
1 cave six miles below Woodruff, where
? he waa held prisoner for 24 hours.
I The Chumneys, it im aald,learning Fri"
I day afternoon that the people In
: search of Joe Chumney were close on
their trail, went to move their prison
1 er to another hiding place, when he
1 broke loose and ran, making good his
escape. The alleged kidnapping of
Joe Chumney has stirred the neigh?
borhood about Woodruff and Hob?
beysvllle aa it baa never been stirred
i before. From what can be learned of
; the affair. Frank Chumney and his
1 confederate may have Intended to kill
i Joe Chumney. The cause of their ill
I feeling toward their cousin Joe is said
j to be a grudge of lqng standing?a
misunderstanding between the fami?
lies of Smith Chumney and Ben
?HOT WITH HIS OWN PISTOL.
Night Watchman at Columbia Wound*
ed by Negro.
Columbia. Oct. 4.?-Night Watch?
man J. R. Garner, while mkalng hl?
rounda at the Shand Lumber Com?
pany, 615 Plains treet, early tonight,
j waa shot three times by a strange ne
! gro. who seised the watchman's pis-;
i tol, just aa he struck a match on en
1 terlng the building. Several physi
? clans were called. Mr. Garner is at
the Columbia Hospital and at a late
hour is resting easy.
LIQUOR HOUSE DISGORGES.
Bernheim Distilling Company Turns
Columbia, Oct. 6.?The $30,000 re?
turned by the Bernhelm Distilling
Company, the Louisville whiskey
house, waa rscelved by State Treas?
urer Jennings yesterday through Dr.
W. J. Murray of the State dispensary
oomnr.lssloa. It will be recalled that
this was one of the concerns repre?
sented in this State by Jas. S. Far
num, recently acquitted by a Rich
land jury on a charge of bribery.
The money was paid back volun?
tarily by the company, the concern
having no claim against the commis?
sion for supplies purchased. Some
time ago negotiations were opened up
through the firm of Anderson, Round
tree, Felder St Wilson for a return of
some of the alleged overcharges on
whlakey sold the old State dispensary.
It was estimated that these over?
charges amounted to over $30,000.
but a compromise on that amount
waa finally made.
It Is expected according to Chair?
man Murray that the report of the
commission to the General Assembly
will be ready shortly.
PULITZER KILLS HIMSELF.
Brother of Publisher Commits Suicide
Vienna, Oct. 4.?Albert Pulitzer, a
broth r of Joseph Pulitzer, publisher
of the New York World, committed
suicide in this city yesterday. It was
evident that he made doubly sure of
death, for all indications pointed to
the fact that he had first swallowed
poison, and then, standing in front of
a mirror, had sent a bullet from a re?
volver through h\s right temple. An
empty poison bottle lay on the table
In Mr. Pulitzer's room.
They are kicking now because Mr.
Taft preached in a Mormrin church.
Well, it appears to us, from what we
have heard of these people that lie
struck the right spot if he was call?
ing the sinners, and not the righteous,
to repentance.?Greensboro News
"Men may come, and men may go,"
The Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Goes on forever.
For sixty-six years The Mutual Life
Insurance Co. has met every obliga?
tion promptly and satisfactorily.
Do not delay?now is the time to
I. M. LOR YE A, Special Agent,
Clarendon and Suniter Counties,
THE MUTUAL LIFE INS. CO.
off New York,
Manning, S. C.
If. E. McEaddln. S. I. Till,
Agt. Sardinia. Aft. Manning.
FIGHT IN SPARTANBURG.
Editorial Squib Led Former Chair?
man of County Board oi Control to
Spartanburg. Oct. 4.?A personal
encounter occurred here this after?
noon between Charles O. Hearon, edi?
tor of the -spartanhurg Herald and C.
O. Smith, a. former chairman of the
old dispensary county board of con?
trol in Spartanburg, whose name has
recently appeared in the evidence in
the Black case in Columbia. Smith
took offense at an editorial paragraph
appearing in The Herald recently. Mr.
Hearon struck Smith the first blow
and a rough and tumble encounter
followed, which waa stopped by the
Intervention of bystanders.
MR. C. R. HARVIN, JR., DEAD.
Former Citizen of Manning Passes
Away at Lawreneeville, Ga.
Manning, Oct. 4.?Mr. Chas. R.
Harvln, Jr., formerly of Manning, a
son of Mr. C. R. Harvln, of this place,
died about 8 o'clock Saturday evening
at Lawreneeville, Ga. He was a young
man of sterling character, and was an
expert in (he cotton seed oil business.
He had a wide clrcl? of relatives
among the best people of Clarendon
County, who with a host of friends
deplore his untimely death. Mr. Har?
vln was about 35 years old and leaves
his wife and one child, besides his
father and mother and several broth?
ers and sisters. The body was brought
to Manning last night, and the fun?
eral service was conducted in the
Presbyterian church at 11 o'clock this
morning, after which the interment
took place in the city cemetery.
Woman's Home Mission Society Sum
ter, S. C. Oct. ?-10.
Wednesday, 8 p. m. Devotional ser?
vice conducted by Rev. M. W. Hook.
ADDRESSES OF WELCOME.
Response?Mrs. R. W. Barber.
Historical sketch of Woman's Home
Mission Society in South Carolina,
Mrs. W. L. Walt
Thursday, 9:30 a. m. Prayer and
praise service, led by Mrs. W. L.
Appointment of Committees.
Reports of Officers.
Reports of District Secretaries.
Noon-hour devotions?Miss Bettie
Afternoon?Preachers' hour. Dis?
cussion of United States as a Mission
MEETING OF COMMITTEES.
8 p. m. Report of Corresponllng
Brevard Institute?Prof. C. H.
Mission Home, Dallas, Tex.?Mrs.
D. N. Bourne.
Friday, 9:30 a. m. Devotional ex?
ercise?Mrs. R. W. Barber.
The Home Mission Worker In her
own Church?Mrs. C. D. Stanley.
Reports of Auxiliaries.
Our Young People?Mlas Alice
Noon-hour devotions?Mrs. J. W.
Immlg.atlon?Miss Fettle Lawson.
Discussion of Tithing, opened by
Mrs. E. T. Hodges
MEETING OF COMMITTEES.
8 p. m. Devotional ex reise con?
ducted ry*Rov. J. P. Wilson.
Reformatory Work?Dr. D. D.
Saturday. 9:30 a. m. Devotions led
by Miss Mutch.
Reports of Committees.
Election of Officers. 1
Noon hour devotions?Mrs. W. A.
Afternoon?Opening ex er c 1 s?M rs.
Jas. W. Kilgo.
Selection of next place of meeting.
Sunday. 10 a. m. Love-Feast, con?
ducted by Mas, E. T. Knowlton 11 a.
m. Sermon?Rev. Waddy T. Duncan.
Afternoon?4 p. m. Service for
Children led by Mrs. C. D. Stanley.
Talks by Miss Mutch and others.
8 p. m. Address?Mrs. W. L. Wait
COAL MINE DISASTER.
Thirty Known to Have Perished?
Fire Continues to Spread.
Nanaimo, B. C. Oct. 5.?Thirty
lives are known to have been lost In
an explosion that entombed more
than 50 men In the extension of the
Wellington Colliery Company here to?
Twenty of the Imprisoned men
were rescued, but the rapidly spread?
ing Are prevented the rescuers from
completing their work. Eight bodies
were recovered and the workers late
tonight were making every effort to
force further entrance into the two
levels effeoted by the explosion In an
effort to save any who may be living
and to recover the bodies of the dead
before they are consumed.
The secretary of state has granted
a charter to the Greenville, Green?
wood and Augusta road.
DISPATCH TRAINS BY PHONE.
Coast Line Installing System Between
Rocky Me n tit and Richmond.
Rocky Mount. N. C, Sept. 30.?So
far as the South is concerned, the At?
lantic Coast Line this mi rning put a
large force of linemen at work on an
improvement '.hat will mean a ma
terial change in the method of dis?
patching trains, when the work that i
is now underway is compl ted. The
improvement referred to is to be a
telephone dispatching service between
this city and Richmond and with the
completion of the lines on which
work was begun today the company
will materially change its method of
handling trains over this part of the
road. On the poles where are now
contained the telegraph lines there
will be added two spans of No. 10
copper wire, with a cut-in at every
station where there is at present a
telegraph office, with the termini at
Richmond and in this city.
The method of dispatching trains
will be similar to that now used, only
the orders will be spoken instead of
ticked off. At either terminus the
dispatcher will be within easy call of
the lines, and during the busiest part
he may hold the line all of the while
?directing the handling of tht trains
over that part of the road. The ad?
vantages of the new system can be
easily seen, both from the standpoint
of time saving and from that of hav?
ing the train dispatcher at all times
in touch with the trains. The possi?
bility of calling the agent at a small
station by a large bell instead of a
gentle, tick, tick, of the telegraph
sounder makes another feature in it's
When the officials were questioned
as to whether or not this was an ex?
periment there Was an assurance that
it was not and that the appropriation
to build the line now under way, had
been made at a meeting of the offi?
cials after a thorough discussion of
the advantages of the change had
been taken up. It was also stated
that the telephone method of dispatch?
ing is used most extensively in the
Western States and that the roads in
the North came in for their share of
use of the improvement. The company
deemed it expedient to put the new
system into use between this city and
Richmond at first on account of the
fact that the business from branch
lines will not demand attention. The
appropriation and plans of the com?
pany are to extend the service over
the entire first division of the com?
pany. It is expected that within the
next six or eight months the tele?
phone dispatching system w'll be in
use on all of th* main lines of the
WILL STUDY COTTON.
German Colonial Secretary Coming
New York, Oct. 5.?The German
colonial secretary, Bernhard Dern
burg, who has come to America to
study the methods of the American
co\ton growing industry, was the
guest of honor today at Delmonico's
of the members of the New York Cot?
ton Exchange. Consul General
Francksen was also present. The re?
sults of Mr. Dernburg's studies will be
utilized for the promotion of the cul?
tivation of cotton in the German col?
onies in South Africa. Dr. Dernburg
will leave for Washington tonight to
consult with the agricultural depart?
ment as to the objects of his trip.
Edward Hammett, aged 45 years,
Wat killed at the Greer oil mill Mon?
day. His death was a horrible one.
He was caught up in a belt and beat
eh to death between the floor and the
ceiling. His legs were torn off, his
arms broken and his head crushed.
The Sheriff of Rutherfordton Coun?
ty, North Carolina, stopped the bridge
workers on the C, C. & O. railroad,
who were building the bridge over
Froad river on Sunday.
Delay Has Been Dangerous in Suin?
Act quickly in times of danger.
Do the right thing at the rig'at
Packache is kidney danger.
Doan's Kidney Pills act quickly.
Cure all distressing, dangerous fcld
rey 1! s.
Pler.ty of evidence to pr^?ve this.
Luciens R. Gibson, 304 E. Liberty
St., Sumter, S. C, says: "My kidneys
troubled me for two or three years.
The kidney secretions wore so fre?
quent in passage that I was forced V:
arise cflen at night and there was a
scalding sensation when voided, afv
back ached almost constantly and oc?
casionally it became so lame that I
could hardl> get around. I had heard
so much in favor of Doan's Kidney
Pills that I concluded to give them
a trial and procured a box at China's
drug store. They soon removed the
backaches, disposed of the lameness
and cleared the kidney secretions. My
back is now strnger than before in
For sale by all dealers. Price 60
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co.. Buffalo,
New York, sole agent for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?ant1
take no other. No. 16.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per?
sonal supervision since its infancy.
i'6ucA/A6 Allow no one to deceive you in this*
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-sjood" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children?Experience against; Experiment*
What is CASTORIA
Oastoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil,
goric, Drops and Soothing; Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotio
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and aSlays Feverishness. 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.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Sean the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
tmk mmtaor SSSSSSSSh r? munmay ?thkct. new vom err*.
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Pure Drugs and Medicines,
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? The Sumter Door, Sash & 3lind Factory,
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THERE WILL BE A ROLLER FLOUR MILL IS SUMTER BY JAN. 1310.
BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
The Farmers' Bank & Trust Go. *?
What .- - to Say
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' Hank and Trust Company is continually reaching
out tor 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 I WARREN, Teller.
1 A, S, MERRtMAN, Bookkeeper. H L. MdDOY, Asst. Bookkeeper.