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LETTERS FROM OUR SPE?
From all Porta of I
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Moil your lottere ao that they will
?eaeh thla office not later than Mon
thF whan Intended for Wednesday'!
asuper and not later than Thursday
ips? Saturday's tseue. This, of course,
only to regular correspond
In oaaa af 1 teens of unusual
value, saad la Immediately by
telephone or telegraph. Sueh
stories are acceptable up to the
af going to preen, Wednesday's
la printed Tuesday afternoon
Saturdays paper Friday after*
etile. Oct. It.?It's hardly nee
for the spinners to become bears
their own behalf pow. They have
until more than two-thirds of
cotton crop has been harvested
marketed. That la. If the other
are Ilka South Carolina. Bat
little peavlne hay baa been saved
title section. Corn la somewhat
than estimated at first. The
t ralna have come in Urns to sof
the land for oat planting. Farm
are going In for oat pleating quite
ly in this section. There Is
better to help out the corn
?ears, W. H., J. L, and Charlie
spent last Saturday In Camden.
Hr. D. J. Robertson aad Mr. W. N.
spent Last Friday In Camden.
Mr. Tom Huggtne and Mra. T. M.
spent last Friday night with
Rev. and Mra. B. M. Robertson and
have returned home af'.er a
stay with his mother.
J. E. DuPre spent Tuesday
V *. R. ft Hatfleld and C. M. Dtinlap
jot last Thursday In Camden.
Mr. and Mra. T. C. Robertson and
r Wilton spent yesterday la
i entertainment will be given at
home Of Mr. J. Stuckey Friday
4, Oct. It for the benefit or! the
Belle McCutehen v sited
at Remberta last Sati rday
ft aad Sunday.
Mr. J. W. Robertson has gor a to
1UUB AT HAGOOD.
T. O. Sondere' Barn Burned?
Losa About $1,000.
igood. Oct. 14.?The large barn
?tables b< longing to Mr. T. O.
were destroyed by Are this
WolBf. The fire was discovered In
t rear of the building and It had
such headway that nothing
be dope to save <t. This Is the
loss of the kind that Mr. Han
sustained in the last five
The barn, which was among
In the county contained
one thusand bushels of oats, a
ty of fodder and oat straw,
sanssly f?r Mr. Sander?, he had
gathered any corn and had his
stacked eat. eg ttjpe was apt
In the barn for It.
t**o fire occurred about 11 o'clock
I the morning when all of the stock
saa at work. The loss will amount to
f l.eof. There waa somo in
but the amount Is not
Annie W. Me Far land.
Oct. It.?The sudden death
Annie Witherspoon McFar
that occurred In Sumter on Sat
lornlng Oct. Ith, at the home
or sister, Mrs. W. J. McKay, was
greateat shock thla community
had for years. This being her
plane and the home of her many
her sudden death has cast
over the entire community,
it sympathise with the bereaved
In this their hour of affliction.
McFarland waa the eldest
iter of the late Hamilton O. and
R. Wltherspoon, of Mayefcvllle
afl area about 6* years of age. Be
Sea two daughters. Misses Nanny
ad Abble. for whom she lived, she
lassrvtved by three sisters, Mrs Oeo.
L Wilson, of Charlotte, N. C, airs,
r J. McKay, of Sumter and Miss
Hamilton Wltherspoon. of
Ills and one brother, Mr. Robt.
"Wtther>u#o<?ii of Torkvllle. 8. C.
Mra. McFarland's home wax MSA*
Sjsmvstte. Va., but she had decld'l to
id some time with her sister, Miss
Iton Wltherspoon as compr.nion
rhlle awaiting the return of her
ir on Nov. 1st, was called from
to heaven. Mrs. McFarland
highly educated and endowed
*. lovely disposition that atiract
ssS the admiration of all who knew
Issr. On Monday, Oct. 11th, at noon
?71 thfct was mortal was laid t< spat
an Brick Church cemetery by the side
as* those of her family, who had pre
her cn their Journey bo/OOpl
??river". Thv fierclees w**3 c??n
ducted by Revs. J. P. Marion, of
Sumter, H. A. Knox, of Mayesvllle
and W. H. Workman, pastor of tula
The large congregation that assem?
bled to pay the laat sad tribute, evi?
denced the love and friendship in
v.hteh this Godly woman was held".
The floral tributes could not be ac?
commodated on the freshly made
mound and many had to loose their
fragrance beyond the small apace tit
lotted mortals here below.
Besides the very large assemblage
of whites, the galleries were crowded
witb colored people, many of whom
had been recipients of many kind?
nesses at the hands and heart of the
declared. This entire community
deeply sympathise with the family In
this their hour of breevement, and
especially to the two dear children,
who have sustained the greatest lose,
that tf a mother's love, guidance and
'. FERRER EXECUTED.
Convicted Revolutionist Shot at Bar
Barcelona, Oct. U.?'Prof. Francis?
co Ferrer, the Spanish educator and
convicted revolutionist, was shot to?
day. The execution was done at the
fort ess of Montjuich, where the pris?
oner had been confined alnce his con?
demnation by courtmartlal. ' The
doc med man faced the firing squad
without flinching and fell dead at the
Except for a momentary expression
of emotion Immediately preceding his
death, he retained his composure to
The dring wss drawn by lot and the
command to fire was given by Gen.
Bsrln. Just before his eyes were
bandaged Ferrer examined his will,
which had been drafted for him by
Senor Permayor, dean of the notaries,
while the preparations for the execu?
tion were going on. The contents
^of the will have not been made pub?
Brooklyn Leader Has Appendicitis.
New York. Oct. 13.?State Senator
Patrick H. McCarren, the Democra
tic party leader of Brooklyn, was sud?
denly eliminated from further par?
ticipation in the local political cam
palgn tonight by an acute attack of
appendicitis, which required an im?
He was taken ill while at work In
his headquarters at the Clarendon
Hotel, about 7 o'clock, and was re
moved at once to St. Catherine's Hos?
pital, Brooklyn, where an operation
Machines Crowd Out Dressmakers.
(From the New York Press.)
A dressmaking establishment re?
cently equipped In Boston has an
electrio cutter which goes with math?
ematical exactness through 250 thick?
nesses of cloth. A button-sewing ma?
chine stitches on 900 buttons an hour
and another machine makes 400 but?
tonholes an hour. New and improved
machinery for working sleeves and
tucks does more work than 100 wo?
men and is operated by a few girls.
The plant is reported to be the most
complete of Its kind in the world.
Some writers spell it "Corea" and
some spell It "Korea," but the Japa?
nese apell it "Cur'n."?Louisville
ft, will coat the three hundred pop?
ular eltixena who attend the Taft
luncheon in Columbia $10 each. No
complimentary tickets will be Issued.
Commander Peary has been Invited
to attend a performance of "A Brok?
en Idol." If he had followed the
newspapers carefully, the title of the
play may cause him to do some
Taftocrats is what the Richmond
Times-Dispatch calls 'em, and that
seems to fill the bill.?Florida Times
The launch At Last was burned in
the Charleston harbor. Twenty pas?
sengers were on board and many of
them jumped into the water, but
were rescued by the boats.
The County Board of Control has
paid over to City Clerk and Treasurer
Hurst $4.869.03, the city's share of
dispensary profits for the quarter
ending. Sept. 30th.
The barn of Mrs. Elizabeth Hamil?
ton at Dillon was struck by light?
ning and destroyed.
The Tennessee Synod of the Luth?
eran church, which has been in ses?
sion In Lexington, has adjourned.
In the case of the International
Trust Co., of Maryland, vs. the An?
derson Traction Co., Judge Pritchard
ha? issued an order directing that
$35,000 from the proceeds of the sale
be turned over to the court to await
the determination of suits.
Don't fancy that it is always im?
pertinence that makes a man try to
kiss you; it may be only curiosity?
or just to pass the time.
JOKE ON LORD KITCHENER.
Passages of Farewell Speech Identi?
cal With His Predecessors
New York Herald.
Weetmlnetor has been enjoying a
great Joke theae laat few days, auch
as it la rarely accustomed to. The
disclosure of the fact that whole pas?
sages of the speech in which Lord
Kitchener bade farewell to India were
identical word for word with the
elaborate valedictory oration deliver?
ed bv Lord Curson four years ago has
caused no end of amusement.
Of course, there Is no particular
mystery about the matter. Lord Cur
zon, as is well known, writes his
i speeches, in India it was his practice
to have them printed beforehand and
to deliver them with the printed copy
before him. It is fairly safe to say,
however, that Lord Kitchener, never
writes anything if he can avoid it.
There can be little doubt that when
the last days of his term of office were
approaching he turned over the task
of composing an appropriate farewell
to one of his secretaries, who went
for his points to a master of the art,
and lifted chunks of eloquence which
the unpoetical Lord Kitchener never
could have evolved from his matter
of-fact mind right out of Lord Cur
zon's great speech.
But the question is, who gave Lord
Kitchener away? The mischievous j
auggestion is that "Memor," who sup?
plied the deadly parallel in the Times,
may be Lord Curzon himself. But it
must be remembered that the Times
is read in every club and mess room
in India, and even Anglo-Indians have
Author it., on Farming I>ond.
Baltimore. Md., Oct. 10.?Alpheus
P. Sharp, founder of the widely
known drug house, Sharp & Dohme,
died today of heart failure, superin?
duced by the innrmitiee of age. He
was born in Winchester, Va., 182*,
and retired from active business in
1886. Since then he has devoted
much attention to farming and the
fertilization of land and he has writ?
ten much on the latter subject.
He that walketh humbly, walketh
Copyvifk M?9. by
Sicfnfc Ca. Rochet, MY
COOK OR PEARY
Would have enjoyed their trip to the North Pole if they could have secured
Clothing that would have been as satisfactory to them as our Clothing is to
It is too late for us to fit up Cook or Peary, but we are ready for YOU.
Our tables are groaning under the weight of New Suits, Overcoats, Rain
Coats and Extra Trousers selected for the Nobby or conservative dresser, for
the man who has much or little to invest.
$10, 12.50, 15, 16.50, 18.50, 20, 25 to $30.
Rain Coats and Overcoats,
$7.50 to $25.00.
Boy's Suits, CrVSSS^S-) $2.00, 3.00, 4.^0, 5.00, 6.00, to !$8.00.
Cotton Fleeced, Ribbed and Wool at $1, 2$ and $3 Suit,
D* We Guarantee Satisfaction *
$3.50. and $4.00.
John B. Stetson Hats,
Sumter Clothing Company.