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of lulerest Itura all Parts of
?ml Adjoining Co antic*.
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Is printed Tuesday afternoon
Saturday's paper Friday after
Aatloeh. Oat. g.?Tha dry weather
was broken test eight by heavy mini
ha that eactloo. Cotton picking Is well
short crop and plenty of
Evan with the good price of
avaay farmers will not pay
Paevlne hey has been gathered
It waa vary short. The farmers
an* begun to house their corn,
earn, A. B. Whtta and J. K. Rlcb
hava gone to Blshepvlllu today.
Irene Wtldon Is spending tUts
with relatives at Rembert.
new. itapper at the Egypt school
waa ewHa a success. Something
forty dollars was made,
Mary Traesdnls and Annie
Ftetther. of Westvllle, have re
after a week's stay with
Ueetle and Eva Brtttoo.
Britto? White spent Monday
Mr. J. R. McLaod spent Saturday
gtr. Arthur Darin who has been
easy m with typhoid favor Is slowly
favava was a gloom spread over this
aeeatwanlty whan tha feat* of Mr.
Jnggno Robertsoa was ssS^awjheed. He
aan ahfl veteran. S* years of ags.
wan a faithful Christian and a
anarch Mem bar.
Bva Brftton entertained a
af her trlanda Monday even?
ing! In honor at Mlasas Annie Bluke
Fsuaahar and Mary Trueodale. Among
Ktt Were: Mlasas Belle Mc
and Hunter. Sadie White,
innli Flgtohor. Mary Truasdale. Lou
efta ant Bva Brttton; Messrs. Boh
MX MaCrary. Harry McLeod.
White. Jamas Jenkins,
awy. Add McLaod. Carlison
Charlas Peeblea, John Mc
Cwatnauw Millar McLaod and Olip.
ttth af Use community Is
Ost. I.?Everything Is
thty. The weather
ear crops hae bean
favorable, and the crops will all
be gathered. The farmers of
section will make about an. av
erop of cotton. Mora corn than
Una crop of hay and potatoes,
man ens* nil ha pic had. ginned
nsat sow, I tan vary Utile ontton be
hag WeKL Meet at the teed m being
for meal. There
WS> to the present,
ear two tinner las. The farmers
I neon begin pwttlng la sets and I
of saeae going to plant wheat.
M was bars af our yeung people have
?!*. ttnr.hA or attend irchQQU
owr ennrmunlty nr rery quiet end
of three mo a tils Hi Europe, re*
Mstgarttf tfdott. Fannie
Williams and Pearl
left for school last weak,
will attend tha Confederate
Callage in Charleston.
Mr. Oroan Deedhamps la In the
tkaapltat In Columbia for treatment,
ffts haa bean sick for sometime. We
Ovana ha wUI soon be able to return
0a mm folly restored.
Mr. Hsas*U tha missionary to be
awat dot to Japan by the Presbyterian
Cnn.-cb. and who haa been supplying
aft. Vkm church, for sometime, will
amm learve far hhr flefd of labor, much
to ma regrat of thle congregation,
van hava h?rom? much attached to
atsa srarfaw hla stay among them, and
aarta 1st aee him leave. They still have
no ratrular pastor.
Leo county Is wall represented In
the dlnVrenf colleges of the State,
dally the female colleger.
v?Vi Is very scarce and time prec
Lynohburg, Oct. 11.?About one
?nth ago Thomas Mclntosh. colored.
Ident of this town and his wrTe
Mclntoah an a result of some
strnsUaaMntoaHft. separated. she re
taroma to Her mother's home in Tim -
sann ?* till \ and refuaed to be recon?
ciled. Tha deserted husband made
eOTorta to laduce his wife to return to
his home, but all to no avail, so on
wr about tha 10th af Fast month.
Mclntoah hoarded the train
for TtmanoaevlUc, and reaching
there ho immediately went to his wif?i
and demanded that she return with
him to his home, but she refused,
whereupon he viciously commenced
cutting hsr face and throat with a
pocket knife until she fell to the
door of tho room and while leaning
down over her to complete his bloody
work, the wife's mother struck him
on his head with a cooking utensil?
a spider, felling him to the floor head
forward. As soon as ha arose, with- j
out looking to see from whence the
blow came, he dashed out of the
house and soon disappeared. An ef:
fort was made to capture him, but
by some means, hard to explain, he
eluded his pursuers and nothing def?
inite was heard of him, until last Sat?
urday evening, when a negro boy re?
ported finding a dead body near the
limits of the town, in a clump of
woods near his wife's mother's home.
The body was in a terribly mutilated
condition, and, of course, recognition
was impossible save by the clothing
he had: worn, some keys to his house
and two letter* In his pockets bearing
his name. . His wife, brother and
friends who saw him on the morning
of the tragedy, all swore It was the
remains of Thomas Mclntosh.
This, no doubt, was a premeditated
case of suicide. In his pocket a vial
containing some poisonous drug was
found, aqd he evidently had swallow?
ed a part of the contents. A lady
?wore that on the morning of the at?
tempted killing she saw a man run?
ning acrose a lot or field, quite near
and drinking something from a bottle,
which was found at his place of
An Inqueat was conducted by Magis ?
trate Atkinson over dead body or such
of It as was left. The frame was free
from flesh, having laid there four
weeks. That Thomas Mclntosh went
to Timmonsvllle that morning with
murderous and suicidal Intent, there
Is scarcely any doubt, from all this
correspondent can learn. In his dress
and house furniture, he was the most
stylish colored person in this town,
and had some clever ways about him,
aad no especially bad ones, excepting
his treatment of his wife.
Privateer, Oct. 11.?The public
schools opened Oct. 4th with very'
good attendance. Miss Nina Mellette
teaohea the Red Oak school. Mr.
Brunaon of St. Matthews, assisted by
Miss Smith, of Richmond, Va., teaches
the graded school at Bethel.
Miss Ammte Wells is teaching in
Mlsa Corinna Wells is attending
Chicora College In Greenville.
Dr. Ben Harvin, of Elloree, spent
the week's end at Mr. S. A- Harvin's.
Mr. M. E. Rivers, State fertilizer
inspector, starts on his tour of In?
Cotton picking la nearly over and
In this section it has been sold as fast
aa it was gathered. The pea crop Is
the poorest we have had in this sec?
tion for several years,
Rembert, Oct. 11.?The clyconic
hail storm that visited this section
last Tuesday night was the most de?
structive storm ever witnessed by the
oldest residents In this community.
The clouds were making up all the.
afternoon and about 6 o'clock a hur?
ricane struck us with severe wlnu
and the largest halt stones I ever saw
fall, doing great damage to the cot?
ton crop, stripping the ntalks of el!
the leaves, blowing out what cotton
was opened and the heavy rain UlOt
followed covered up und damaged the
open cotton so badly that my little
can be saved. Our farmers have had
the worst yea? We have ever ex?
perienced. First rain, then a severe
drought, and last this terrible hall.
But most every one has made a good
corn crqp and we have tho consola?
tion of bread to eat.
Mr. D. J. Hatfleld, our rural route
man had his horse to runaway
with him last Thursday, throwing
him out of his buggy and injuring
him very severely. It was a miracu?
lous escape, not having his leg brok?
en, and it will be several weeks before
he will be able to resume his mall
Our community Is now having the
finest mall facilities ever enjoyed
here. We have four mails dally?two
from the north and two from the
south and we get the morning daily
papers delivered at our doors by 8:3<?
and heretofore the route carriers did
not leave Rimberts until 12 m. Whtoll
threw them lute in the night getting
back to the postofhee. Now they leave
at 8:30 and ure back by 3 p. m.
There will be a "box supper" glvvn
I at the high school bull ling here Fri?
day night 22nd Instant, for the bene?
fit of the church organ at Mcl^eod's!
1 C|iapel and the entire community are
Invited to attend and bring a box and
help a good cause.
Death at Dura or*
Du rant, Oct. 11.?After a month's
I Illness Miss Olivia Durant passed
away at d??k "yesterday. Thus ends
! the life of a lovely Chrltlan character
1 and the good influence she exerted In
> the church and community she loved
' so wtdl will be greatly missed. She
leaves two brothers, one sister and a
number of devoted nephews and '
neices to mourn her loss. The fun?
eral will take pT$Q* at the Durant
burying ground at 4 o'clock this af?
Mrs. Hugh Witherspoon and little
daughter spent last week here with
Miss Rosa Brogdon returned to
Sumter this morning after a week'
stay in the neighborhood.
Mr. Elmo Plowdon spent Wednes?
day in Sumter.
Miss Virginia Durant has returned
home from a short stay with her sis?
ter, Mrs. Farly Thompson.
OUR SUMMERTON DETTER.
Summerton, Oct. 11.?Each day
sirjce the heavy wind and rain storm
of Tuesday night, Oct. 5th, has
brought with it further reports of the
damage done in this community. Be?
sides the very heavy rains of the late
afternoon, there was a tremendous
downpour between 10 and 11 o'clock
in the evening, accompanied by a typ?
ical tornado. While most of the dam?
age wrought the crops seems to have
been caused by the abnormal rainfall,
considerable loss resulted from the
wind. As might be expected, the ter?
ritory affected by the tornado is con?
fined to a comparatively narrow belt;
and in that trees were snapped off,
frame buildings, barns, etc., overturn?
ed, and acre after acre of Cotton be?
reft of its fnilt. On Mr. Or C.Scar?
borough's plantation a few miles from
town, stables were blown down kill?
ing nine mules. Mr. Scarborough is
said also to have lost some fine hogs
and cows. Fields of cotton not yet
picked were entirely ruined by the
wind and hail. Some of the farmers
suffering from such loss are Messrs.
O. C. Scarborough, J. Q. Mathis,. F
O. Martin, J. P. Davis and others
On the Burgess plantation some
eight miles below here, several ten?
ant houses were blown down. Thbi
wind, rain, and hail storm, though of
short duration, has caused as much
loss as the cyclone of September
three years ago.
Despite the inclemency of the
weather the two attractions on Tues?
day night drew out a considerable
crowd. 1 The entertainment given by
"The College Singing Girls" was well
attended, and the special train to
Sumter could have comfortably seat
ed but few more passengers. Unfor
tunately the date of the engagement
with the "College Girls"' had to be
changed from Saturday to Tuesday,
thus taking away a number of Sum
mertonians who might have patron?
ized the home entertainment.
Services were held tin all the
churches in town yesterday morning,
at some of which visiting ministers
delivered the sermon. At the Metho
(?1st church a stirring appeal to furth
er the Prohibition movement \va?
made to the congregation by the Rev.
J. L. Harley of the Anti-Saloon Lea
gue. Mr. Harley also preached at the
Presbyterian church In the evening.
At the morning services in the Pres
terian church Mr. Vass, a missionary
to Africa, was present and gave a
i.ic-st interesting and instructive lec
Our whole community Is suddened
this morning by the death of Mr. T
S. Rogan. Mr. Rogan had been in ill
health for about eight months, and
after fpcriding some time first In
'.lk:n, S. C, and then In Henderson
vllle, SC. C., he returned home a few
weeks ago in a very serious condi?
tion. His death* though not unex
.?ecUO, iff none the less a shock not
only to his family but also the man>
friends he has made here. Mr. Ro
?:an was a member of the firm of
sHiauKs-Rogon Co., of this place, hav?
ing been engaged for many years In
the mercantile business. He was a
man of sterling character, a good citi?
zen, and a loyal adherent to the Cath
ollc faith; he was twice elected inten
dent of tho town, and during his resi?
dence hero has won the respect and
steem of the whole community. He
leaves a wlfo and seven chMdren.
Another end death In our town this
morning is that of the Infant child
of Mi. and Mrs. Henry I*anham. She
had been unwell for some time, and
was taken a great deal worse a few
days ago. and died this morning At
2:30 o'clock. The funeral services
will be held this a'.tcrnuon at i
\:iss Neely PlowtVen v>n Friday
afternoon to spend ih> w? ek-< nd at
her home near Sardinia-.
Rev. P%ttt*6M Bwifceoi spent a few
injv Ifttt wxCjli with hie brother, Mr.
a, Ftwsete Ifrcftgelfc
Mr.*. P. O. Uhame and Mrs. J. M.
tMowdVh MpeM Friday In Sumter.
M')f.. J. Y. **? mm . ? n has i< turned t?'
net h??me in -Charleston.
HOME MISSION SOCIETY.
Report of Committee oil Resolutions
1. As our closing service has
come, we, the women of the Home
Mission Conference find that words
fall us in our attempt fittingly to
thank the good people of Sumter for
the cordlul hospitality with which
they have welcomed us and entertaln
i ed us during our stay In their homes.
I 2. To Rev. M. W. Hook, pastor of I
the M. E. Church, we express our
grateful appreciation of his ever read?
iness to lend a helping hand as wtll
as to encourage us with wise counsel
and cheering words.
3. To Rev. W. J. Snyder for his
able address and explanation of some
of the beneficent results of our Home
Mission Work. Also to Rev. J. B.
Wilson for his instructive remarks
regarding location, building and the
care of parsonages.
4. To Dr. D. D. Wallace of Wof
ford for his very instructive and in?
teresting talk on the Industrial School
in Florence. Also we thank Miss
Law for the much neded information
given us on Brevard Institute.
5. To Rev. W. T. Duncan for hin
able sermon Sunday morning in
which he interpreted to us so clear?
ly the meaning of Christ's command,
to take up the cross and follow him.
6. To the choir for their sweet and
inspiring music throughout the whole
7. To the Sumter Daily Item for
8. To the members of the Auxil?
iary for their carefully planned and
faithfully executed arrangements, for
the comfort and convenience of their
guests, also for their thoughtfulness
in promoting- acquaintance and so
ciability by means of their delight?
ful reception at tha residence of Mns.
P. G. Bowman.
Our stay here has been an unbrok?
en pleasure to every one of us, for all
of which we thank you.
MRS. S. J. WOOTEN,
MRS. A. E. WAIT,
MRS. B. R. TURNIPSEED.
Home Mission Items.
The following has been contributed
in regard to the Woman's Missionary
meeting in session at the First Meth?
odist church in this city:
The sessions of the morning was
of unusual Interest. Miss Mutch, our
deaconess, who is doing work in Spar
tantrurg, gave us an excellent talk on
juvenile court work. Told several in?
stances of boys and girls being s?ved
to lives of usefulness by the law of
the juvenile courts. We entertain the
hope of creating a sentiment, and
starting an Influence that will cause
our legislators to give us this winter,
a Juvenile court law.
Miss Flnnstrom, of the Door ol
Hope, In Columbia, gave pathetic
Ins'ght into the work she is doing lit
uplift and save the unfortunate ani
This is a work that should apper-1,
in a peculiar way to every Christian
woman. Only Christian women c^n
do this work.
The election of the executive offi?
cers resulted as follows:
President?Mrc W. L. Wait,
Vice President?Mrs. R. W. Barb< r.
2nd Vice president?Mrs. W. G.
3rd Vice President?Mrs. A. O.
Corresponding Secretary?Mrs. D.
Recording Secretary?Miss Louise
Treasurer?Mrs. W. A. Rogers,
Pi ess Superintendent?Mrs. R. W.
Jury for Second Term.
C. M. Graham.
P. L. Jones.
P. G. Bowman.
W. F. Dennis.
J. A. Seale.
J. P. Booth.
E. S. Miller.
M. C. Mayus.
J. H. Levy, Sr. v
J. M. Allen.
T. E. Hinson.
J. H. Durant.
S. W. Young.
D. M. Boykin.
W. A. Tribble.
J. B. Crouch.
W. F. Carr.
Jas. H. Hodge.
J. M. Parker.
H. EC. Wilder.
S. B. Davis.
T. 1). Jenkins.
W. i>. Pate.
j. W. Weldon.
J, H. McCollum Jr.
B. J. Young.
Richard D. Bradford.
T. S. Weldon.
W. Y. L. Marshall
E. L, Newman.
WHITE MtTRDEKER CONVICTED.
Wilmington, N. C Oct. 7.?After a
week's trial in the Superior Court
here, JOs. Stephens, white 27 years
old, was convicted this afternoon of
murder in the first degree. He was
charged with shooting to death B, U.
Shields, a rival sanitary contractor,
on the Btreets here last July, this be?
ing the first conviction of a white
man for a capital offense In this coun?
ty since the War Between the States.
Stephens will be sentenced tomorrow
to electrocution at Raleigh, after
which his attorney will give notice of
an appeal to the Supreme Court.
CLUBS HARD HIT.
SUPREME COURT REVERSES DE?
CISION OF JUDGE GAGE.
And Dec-lares that an Injunction
Should Have Been c.ranted in View
of the Evidence Given.
Columbia, Oct. 8.?The supreme
court has reversed the decision of
Judge Gage in the case brought by
Attorney General Lyon against the
City club of Columbia. Jeff DeLay,
manager. The decision of the court,
by Chief Justice Jones, is an interest?
ing one in that it involves procedings
against other organizations alleged
to be conducted in violation of the
law and against which permanent in?
junctions may be asked.
A petition for a permanent injunc?
tion against DeLay and the club was
petitioned for by the attorney general
on the usual grounds. The club was
located on the second ffoor of a build?
ing at 1329 Main street and was
equipped with all the apparatus of a
regular bar. The supreme court says,
"The methods of serving members
seems to be quite expeditions. An ap?
plication for membership may be
signed on entering the room and the
membership granted without any
membership fee and immediately
thereafter the applicant calls for the
alcoholic beverage he wanted, drinks
it and pays for it on the spot." .
DeLay according to the court, made
a very guarded return, stating that
he never knowingly handled whiskey
In violation of the law. The court
holds that the circuit court was in
error in holding that DeLay denied
under oath the allegations relating to
the illegal sale of whiskey.
The decision continues: "The cir?
cuit court also holds that unless the
public or a considerable portion of it
is admitted to drink the places would
hardly be deemed nuisances. The ex?
ception alleges error in this and it
is well taken. To constitute a nui?
sance under the statvte it is not es?
sential that the public or even a con?
siderable portion of it be admitted or
enticed there to drink Intoxicant? It
is sufficient that some persons be
permitted to resort there for such
purposes and it appears that quite a
number of persons did resort thither
to drink intoxicants."
The supreme court then passed up?
on the real point of issue:
"All the authorities agree that when
the club is a mere device to evade the
law against the sale of liquors and
the real or main purpose is to provide
liquors for its members and such
liquors are delivered at a price, paid
or agreed to be paid, there is a
"There is hardly room to doubt
that the City club is an association in
that class, that the distribution of
Such liquors among its members by
the City club and DeLay, its manager,
constituted sales within the prohibi?
tion of the statute and that its club
rooms at 1329 Main street, Columbia,
S. C, a place where persons were per?
mitted to resort for the purpose of
drinking alcoholic liquor*, during the
period covered by the petition.**
Further the decision says: "It is
manifest that under the act the re?
spondents maintained a nuisance as
alleged In the petition. The equitable
jurisdiction of the court to enjoin a
public nuisance is not affected by the
fact that a criminal prosecution may
also be insltuated for the acts which
constitute the nuisance."
The case is therefore sent hack for
further proceedings and us a result
other cases may be brought under
this decision against a number of or?
S. A. Ii. DIRECTORS ELECTED.
New Tork, Oct. S.-^-Thc reorganiza?
tion committee of the Seaboard Air
Line Railway at a meeting today with
the board of directors increased the
directorate to nineteen members
'I hree directors. Thomas F. Ryan, of
New York; Major J. H. Dooley, of
Richmond, Va.. and William a. Gar
rett, of Norfolk, Va.. were not rc
The following were elected to Uli
their places and the three positions
L. F. Loree. John P. Ramsay, John
Skelton Williams. J. \V. William Mid?
dendorf, Franklin C. Brown and Hen?
As at present constituted the board
has apparently a preponderance (,f
members friendly to John Bkelton
Williams, betwe* n whom and Tho*.
re, Ryan there was a contest for con
ii Ol some years ago.
The annual meeting of the com?
pany will be held November 11, and
until then It Is understood nothing
will be done toward electing a presi?
dent to succeed w. a. Garrett, who re?
signed that Office and also as general
manager when he retired from the
directorate last summer.
Mr. Williams was former president
Of the railway and Mr. Middendorf
former vice president.
Messrs. Williams. Ramsay and Jen?
nings were members of the commit?
tee which formulated the plan for
the adjustment of the company's af?
TSE COTTON SITUATION.
STRONG FIGHT BEING MADE ON
.Manufacturers and Si>eciilators Hand?
ed Together to De|>resK Cotton Mar?
ket Willie Farmers Are Marketing
New York, Oct. 8.?There i* a *
struggle for possession of the market
In Which thus far this season the bulle
have had the advantage. It has been
ni?? and tuck here during the past
week. On the one hand big receipts,
however, hedge selling by the South
and sqme decline in spot markets ,
have r.ilitated against a rise in fu- '
tures." On the other hand the ex?
ports are enormous, exceeding those
of last year thus far, some cotton
goods have advanced in price, Amer?
ican spinners who had been holdings
aloof for some time have bought
more freely and of late there havt ^
been fears that another tropical storm
might strike tne Mississippi valley
and probably bring with it the first
killing frost of the season. This ques?
tion of the first frost is one whose im?
portance it would be hard to exag?
gerate. Sometimes it comes in the (
second week of October and some?
times not until the last week in that
month and In some parts not until
the second week of November. In
1906. however, It happened in parts
of Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia and
the Carolinas on October 11 and Oc?
tober 12. During the past month and
a half, however, the weather condi?
tions on the whole have been excep?
tionally favorable, so much so that
picking has been unusually active and
so has the marketing of the crop,
especially as $60 to 65 a bale ha? i
been a strong incentive for the farm?
er to sell as fast as possible.
The big movement and the heavy
selling by the South against the act?
ual cotton and the unusually high?
prices for this time of the year hav\?
been stumbling blocks to many f4n>J
might otherwise have felt disposed n3
push things on the bull side. In
East India the crop prospects are
good. In Philadelphia yarns have
been dull and sharp breaks in the
stock market have not been without
a certain moral effect. But it is ini^d
possible to disguise the fact that Eu^^
rope has gone ahead and bought with
a free hand despite the unusual deer
ness of the price.
European exporters and spinners i
have evidently been alarmed by the *J
bad crop reports from Washington. M
The latest was that of last Monday^
\#nich put the condition at 68.5 per
cent, as against a 10-year average of 1
61 per cent. This offset the fact that
the ginning up to September 25 w?.s
about the same in quantity as that for
the same period last season on the>
high record crop. The market had
evidently become overbought and for
a time prices sagged under the weight
of very heavy liquidation. Moreover,
so far as figures go. the bulls will get
no further help from the government
reports until the December crop esti?
Meantime, however, they argue
that it is a mere question of supply
and demand. They believe that the
crop is not over ll.OOU.OOO to 11.500,
000 bales at the most, while they look j
for a consumption well over 18,000.--?*
000 bales with the local results. a?^J
they conc?ive, of very much higher"
prices before the end of the season. I
Bears predict 12.500,000 bales added
to 1,400.000 bales carried over from
The question for the future to de?
termine is whether the effects of
short or moderate crop will or will
not be neutralised by curtailment or>
production which some American and*
foreign spinners are now beginning
to threaten and which bull leaders,
are treating as mere buncombe. Thg^j
Southern farmer, it is claimed, is ue-^
usually well off owing to the big
prices he is getting for cotton and
cotton seed, and if prices are reduced
will resort to a holding back cam?
paign as they did some years ago A*
the ease stands it is a seaon that A
seems likely to be crowded with ^
events of more than usual interest.
Today a moderate net decline was
due to a report that spinners In ses
si< n at Charlotte. N. C. had unani?
mously recommended curtailment or
production, raiding by local bears an
MORE MONEY FOR WINTHROP
IMOO Appropriated for Mode! School
By PenhnsJl Board.
Rock Hill, Oct. ?President Johi
son received notice by wire today*
from New York that the Peabody
Board had. at its meeting yesterda*.
made a special donation of $5.0^0
to Winthrop College for the model
school. The distribution of the gen?
eral fund, amounting to several mil?
lions, was poetponed. Winthrop nfll
probably get a good slice when th**
fund is distributed. This looks Rood
that the South t'arolina college for
girls is singled out from the herd.
This makes a cash fund of $90,PeW
on hand for the building of the moeel