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OK WITH* OF THE ORIENT.
ft* OrteMtal Spectacle of Cerent Beau?
ty * Ml be Given as One of the Feu
<ine* WIUi the Wild Went and Far
C? etrthiug contrast to the battle
es and warlike features of tho
West section of Buffalo Bill's
Will Waat and Pawnee Bill's Far
flaat will be the Introduction of an
?rieutal Spectale aa the principal
nejatbec in the Par East division.
Wean the rowed vistas of our own
mountains end plains the scene shifts
te te*p sands of Sahara with the pyra?
mid* and Sphias In the distance. Ths
entere srene presents with accuracy
a section of the desert with Its glls
and glimmering stretches of
id. In the foreground a caravan is
its camels and donkeys are
halted while the Bedouins prepare
their camp Soon ensures a scene
of grandeur surpassing anything ev?
er, toefdre attempted In an open-air
arena. The Bedouin bandits are hold?
ing a party of tourists for ransom, and
?whole negotiations are pending give
them an Oriental entertainment as
a pastime. The pageant which opens
the entertainment displays the gar
gooaa costumes and trappings of the
aeawnj. Dgyutian, the oamels and ele?
phants bedecked with varl-colored
accoutrements, the various tribes andx
le of the Soudan and Far Bast
lowing in native garb, displaying
an ensemble of color surpassing in
beauty anything hitherto seen In a
nnM?c oaKblUen. As a particular
feature of an entertainment which
can* auto requisition Arabian and
fapsaese aftrobats and atheletes,
Hindu fakirs and other skillful deni?
ed the Far Bast Rossi's Musical
I tenants Will be introduced. They
hells and pump organs with their
feet* blow trumpets in musical har?
nt my and In general present a opec
taft<n of surpassing interest. Ac
ssangseyiag thorn through their spe
maltg. four beauUfully-costumed la?
dies will assist On the musical features ,
and participate in the marches and ,
shsHa which form part of the ele- |
fskanfs eahibit The Far Bast fea
tare* wlB be in mark id contrast, as
has bean said, with the Wild West
section of the entertainment?Indian
battle* typical Western scenes and
dh*?fay? of broncho "busting" being
vastly differest from the mild and
pHctd scenes of Orient beauty.
FOOT BAM, GAME.
1 PVmght Rattle Pulled Off Mon?
I >' football game was pulled
ah ** ? ????? U+M p?rk Mondev after?
noon between the 9th grade team and
tb ? it m I street tesm. The Broad
strx*t team shut out the 9th graders,
making a touch down and kicking a
ge*l m the first half. In the second
hni< there were no scores made, al?
though tlie hardest sort of fight was
pot up Those who witnessed the con?
to*) any that the boys played a claasy
The line-up follows:
9th Grade. Broad St.
R 'lo-vl . . . c . . . . J. Chandler
J. rones.rg.R. Moore
AOfftand. Ig.H. Owen
P. IMch.rt.R. McKny
M Pitts.It.B. Boyle
C. Hurst . . . . qb . . . . J. Haynsworth
I* l ."Gr* imI . le.H. Bultman
O. Othiun . . re.W. Reynolds
P IloPhi in.fb.S. Nash
Fl Mftaw . . . . Ihb.B. Marshall
H loo,*, ... rhb.H. Bowman
skore* 9th grade e; Broad St 6.
Hot Supper and Barbecue.
A Hot Supper and Barbecue will be
given at th? residence of Mr. B. W.
Ps?kcr. Jr.. of Daisell, on Wednesday
night. October i7th, for the benefit
of IN Methodist church at Daisell.
The public is cordially Invited to at
RFST MADE EASY.
IVmre Will Be I<ees SleepleNsne**
When Snsuter People I^earn This.
Cent rest st night with a bad back.
A lime, a weak or an aching one.
Down's Kidney Pills are for bad
they cure every form of kidney
hi ?m common backache to dia?
Tit are endorsed by Sumter poo
it n W. A. Clyde, living at S19 B.
Lib S*ty St.. Sumter, S. C says "I can
bi*r. u recommend Doan's Kidney
Pili ? ? i they h%ve proved of great
valu? to me. I suffered from dull
nagging backaches and distressing
pabw through my loins and also had
an annoyance from the kidney secre?
tions The 4ecr*?ttons also contained
a sediment and were scanty In pas?
sage. I did not rest well and In the
snsriiing 1 felt tired and languid, hav?
ing very little strength or energy. I
finally procured Doan's Kidney Pills
at China's drug store and since using
them. I have been froe from back?
aches and my kidneys are normal. I
am a' id 10 recommend each a splen?
did remedy is Doan's Kidney Pills."
K m sale by all dealers. Price 60
cents Post r-Mllburn Co., Puffalo,
Now Y ok solo agents for the United
Kami.ember the name?Doan's- -and
fta other. No. i.
INVESTIGATING FOR MR. TAFT.
Secretary Dickinson Studying the Ne?
gro Question In the South.
Washington. Oct. 12.?It Is learned
on good authority that President Taft
has asked Secretary of War Dickin?
son to make a special study of vari?
ous aspects of the negro race ques?
tion. The object of this request is not
made apparent and further details are
not yet yet obtainable. Secretary
Dickinson for some time has been at
his home at the Belle Mead farm in
Tennessee. While at home Mr. Dick?
inson has been looking Into th<: sub?
ject. During a recent visit to Nash?
ville it is understood that he asked
Major E. C. Lewis, one of that city's
prominent citizens, what he proposed
as a solution of the race question.
Major Lewis Is prominent in the com?
mercial world by reason of his con?
nection with the Nashville Terminal
Company, but has never gone Into
politics. According to the report Ma?
jor Lewis declared that the abnolute
enfranchisement of the negro and his
elimination altogether from politics Is
the only thing that would solve the
race question and benefit both races.
\ The response of Secretary Dickinson
to this suggestion Is not known.
Dickinson's Plan Attacked by Chand?
Former United States Senator Wil?
liam E. Chandler writes as follows in
his home newspaper, the Concord (N.
H.) Evening Monitor:
"Secretary of War Dickinson, in a
speech at Nashville, Tenn., on Sep?
tember 23, adopted a new plan of re?
construction, differing from that
placed in the Constitution of the Uni?
ted States at the close of the 'war be?
tween the States', as It is at the end
of nearly half a century pleasant to
( ill the slaveholders' rebellion. HI*
plan 1 s to abolish negro suffrage ? In
the Southern States in return for ef?
forts to abolish the lynching of ne?
"This is his enactment:
"No negroen are to be appointed to
office in the South.
"The white people are solely to
"Inferential y the colored voters
are to be deprived of suffrage to any
appreciable extent, but the 10,000.000
of colored people are to continue to
bo the basis on which the white vo
?ers at the South are to possess f?0
ff'etorel votes; and 60 rcpresentnthes
In return for this destruction of
the nolwolplai ?t geltlenl equality,
without regard to race, color or pre
\lous condition of servitude, as now
declared by the Constitution, there is
to be at the South:
" 'A government of law and not of
nassion', lynchlng8 are to be abolish?
ed and the colored people are to be
protected in their property rjghts.
"To what extent President Taft is
committed to this new scheme of re?
construction, Secretaary Dickinson
does not state. Whether the fifteenth
amendment is to be formally chang?
ed or only silently abandoned by the
S >rih as a guarantee of impartial
' 'age, while the South, in its own
approved and noble methods, sees to
i ?hat the amendment Is In fact nul
I led does not appear. Time will tell.
ntime. the Republicans of the
eountry. including the colored voters,
ein think over the plan of the able
U ! courageous Secretary of War."
HEAL FUN FOR HALLOWE'EN.
Oldtlme Rowdyism Should be Super?
seded by Other Amusements.
Every boy feels that he has a spe?
cial right on Hallowe'en night to go
out and have some fun. Somehow or
other the fun is very apt to be at the
expense of other people. It may seem
very amusing to take gates off their
hinges and hide them, but this is
cruel fun. for it makes work for the
older people who have to put them
Ringing doorbells is another stand?
ing joke that may turn out badly.
Some boys once stood a board up
against a front door, rang the bell
and ran across the street to se what
would happen. A woman came to
the door with a lighted lamp in her
hand, and the board fell against her,
smashing the lamp, and setting her
on fire, so that she was terribly burn?
There are plenty of ways of having
fun without injuring anybody, and a
good plan is to get up a Hallowe'en
masquerade party. Let every boy
hunt up the queerest old clothes he
can find and dress in them, so that
the others will not know him. If he
has not a mask he can rub his face
with burnt cork, or paint himself to
look like an Indian, doing anything
that will make it hard for the other
boys to recognize him.?The Deline?
I Peary Is not the only man who, in
i trying to do some nailing, has ruined
I his own hand.?Charleston News and
Wheat and Oats for Seed.
Prof. W. F. Maasey.
While a great deal has been writ?
ten in regard to the breeding and Im?
provement of the seed of corn and
cotton, there has been little said
about the improvement of the seed of
wheat and oats.
With these crops the farmer is not
in a position to do real breeding
work, though much has been done,
and more can be done, by experts in
this line or work. But the farmer
car. do a great deal In maintaining
the character of the small grain he
sows. I was attending a county fair
in Maryland this week and was much
interested in the samples of wheat
exhibited. Unfortunately, even the
best samples this season are poorer
than usual owing to the unfavorable
season and the attacks of rust which
damage the foliage and, of course,
prevented the development of the
grain. But even under these unfavor?
able conditions there was a great dif?
ference In the various samples of
wheat shown, even of the same varie?
ties. Samples shown by a wheat
grower, whose main business is the
production of seed wheat, showed
what intelligent care of the seed
could do even In a bad season.
He had samples of the Dletz, of
the Currlll, and of the old Fultz. The
Fultz showed the effects of the sea?
son worse than others, and It is evi?
dent that the bearded wheats are to
be more grown hereafter, for the
greatest damage to the yield this
season was done by the hard rains
that spoiled the flowers at blooming
time, and this was worse with the
bald-headed wheats than with those
But it was evident that care in the
selection of the seed has had a great
effect on the quality of the crop. The
Dietz wheat grown by this seed grow?
er was remarkably heavy even this
season, while samples of the same va?
riety shown by farmers who do not
take the same pains with the selec?
tion of the seed, were light in weight.
I was at the farm of this seed
grower ,and noted the care used in
his fanning mill. The fan was on an
upper floor, and below there were
four chutes coming down. The first
one delivered a mixture of light
weeds and grass seeds; the second,
light shriveled wheat for chicken
feed; the third, what he called mill?
ing wheat, a fairly clean sample of
wheat, and the fourth, delivered only
the largest, heaviest and plurnnest
grain- his seed wheat. said thai
SOflka f j . tners were buying his milling
whc-at and claiming that they sVwed
als wheat, and he stopped that and
Pefuies io ~e.Il thtt except to miUetki
as he did not want to risk his reputa?
tion on any but his best wheat, and
in better seasons he usually makes 40
to 45 bushels per acre.
Now, while few farmers will go to
the extreme care that this man does,
or will have as complete machinery
for the purpose as he has, any one
can prepare his seed far better than
Is the usual custom. The fanning
mill properly used will enable any
one to get the heaviest seed for his
own sowing, and can be made to
clean it, too, from the worst weeds.
Take a sample of oats as usually
bought, and in many cases you will
find what an ordinary observer would
call clean oats. But the man who
knows seed will look carefully at it
and will find that there are many
small grains that look like small oats,
and he will know these to be cheat
seed, and if the grain is sown, he will
find that it has 'turned to cheat" in
the spring, when it was cheat all the
time from seed to heading. Now, use
the fan thoroughly on that sample,
and you can blow out ail these seed
as well ak many of the lighter weed
seed. With screens properly arrang?
ed and the fan energetically blown,
any farmer can prepare much clean?
er sample of seed than is commonly
sown. It is far better to blow ou.
the light seed than to sow them to
produce weak plants. We want the
land occupied only by the strongest
plants, and the stronger, plants are
produced only by the best deevlopod
Any one, with even the common
fan will be surprised to find how
small a percentage of the wheat put
into the fan will be of the heaviest
class. But it pays well to sacrifice
the Inferior seed and sow only the
plumpest and heaviest grain. You
will have less winter-killing of the
oats if you sow only the heaviest
grain, for the strongest plants will
he produced and these of cour.ie, are
hotter able to resist tne cold than tho
weak plants grown from light seed.
The cheat seed that you sow are
never winter-killed, for they are far
hardier than the oats, and they may
deceive you with something green
when the oats are killed. Hence, it
is better to blow them out and sow
only clean and heavy oats. Whatso?
ever a man soweth that he will reap.
Sow poor seed of wheat or oats, and
you will get poor wheat or oats, sow
cheat seed, and you will get cheat.
How plump, heavy wheat, and outs
clean of weeds, and your crop will
be likewise clean and heavy.
Kvery farmer Should have a fan
nlng mill. The fanning mill does not
cost a great deal, and will save Its
cost in the first small grain crop.
SIGNALING WITH MARS.
Prof. Brooks Describes His Idea of
Calling Up the Rod Planet.
(Prof. Wm. R. Brooks in Collier's.)
As the opposition of Mars on the
24th of this present month ap?
proaches, renewed interest is mani?
fested in the fascinating subject of
signaling with our planetary neigh?
At a previous favorable opposition,
about 15 years ago, certain astrono?
mers saw some unusually bright
points flashing out from the surface
of Mars, which led to the idea that
they were signals; and some more im?
aginative than the rest thought these
signals took the shape of the Greek
letter o?Theos. God.
This, of course, raises the old and
ever-popular question, one which is
asked the astronomer more frequent?
ly than any other: Is Mars Inhabited
and by intelligent beings?
The most that the conservative as?
tronomer is willing to say is that the
apparent conditions there seem suited
for habitation. Mars has the succes?
sion of day and night similar to the
earth, the only difference being that
their day is half an hour longer than
ours. They have the same beautiful
recurrence of the seasons, with a
year nearly twice the length of our
Added to this are the so-called ca?
nals of Mars, and, of course, if we
accept the artificial character of these
striking features of our neighboring
planet, the question of its habitability
is settled. These canals are so num?
erous and on such a gigantic scale
that they must have been wrought by
people of extraordinary engineering
skill and industry. Being older than
ourselves, they may be much farther
These, inhabitants may differ from
us greatly in form and structure and
development, and be perhaps?humil?
iating thought?vastly our superiors.
This being granted, it will be seen
that they could easily follow us in
any system of signals that we might
construct, be they never so complex
What kind of signals are possible
that would be likely to attract atten?
tion of the people on Mars, assuming
that they possess eyes and telescopes
comparable to our own?
The method proposed by the writer
is the establishing of a great area of
electric tights :hat could be dashed on
and oft at regular intervals during
- ur midnight hours, ihe.se flashes to
be arranged not necessani; after the
i Morse "code, fox it were idle to r
pose that the Martians are familiar
1 with this. But a much simpler ar?
rangement is suggested. A series, tor
instance, of five or seven flashes of
one minute duration each, with an
equal space between; then an open
Interval of 10 minutes, to be follow?
ed by another series of flashes of one
minute each, and so on. Let these
signals be repeated every night for
several weeks before, during and af?
ter opposition. Of course, we should
not expect an immediater esponse, for
?.cnsiderable time would be required
to construct the answering signals.
I' we had ours ready by the next
opposition of the planet In Novem?
ber, 1911, then at thet succeeding op
position. in two years and ?.wo
months from that date, we might
watch nightly for their response.
Or supposing we kept up the sig
rals at every opposition until the
next equally favorable one, 15 years
from now, and then received their
answer, would it not pay? Would
no: the achievement be moment3us f
Be true to thyself, and all things
shall be true to thee.?Sylvester Judd.
For Infants and Children.
Tbl Kind You Han Always SougH
Most appropriate, most ap?
preciated, are shown here in
all their surpassing beauty.
Our Cut Glass display is a
worthy one?inclusive, ex?
Kings?unique in designs,
gem combinations tasteful
and handsome, and all quali?
ties ARE what they are re?
Then Hand Decorated
China makes a dainty re
membrance. We show ef?
fects a little out of the ordi?
We can interest you in gifts
at very moderate prices.
W. A. Thompson,
Jewetof ami Optician,
il S. .Main j treat - Sumter, s. c.
The Kind Tou Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 80 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per*
j?' sonal supervision since its infancy*
i-oCcCAj&Z Allow no one to deceive you in this*
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment?
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Castoria 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 a&lays 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*
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mtw tow a cm.
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