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HE PEE DEE CONVENTION.
T THIS GREAT GATHERING
MEANS TO THE PEOPLE,
Invitee Farmers, Business
Professional Men end the Pub
Jeo Generally end Will Have Much
m> Keep Them Bony on Nov. 8th
Programms and schedule for
Pes Dee Section convention In this
f on November 8th and 9th next,
I the distinguished speakers who
to appear before the convention
I make It one of the most memor
elvlc occasions ever held In the
of South Carolina. The sched
wlll divide the convention'' Into
main heads. In the first section
be discussed the magnificent nat
resoureas and opportunities that
Pee Dee section affords in the
of agricultural and commercial
>pment and the second section
be devoted to the discussion of
demonstration work; soil sur
intenatve farming; diversaflca
of crops; good roads and Jnter
warterways and drainage of low
The Pee Dee Section Conven
wlll afford to every business man,
ier and elltlsen the oportunlty to
discussed la an able manner, by
In t^eae varloua Important
auch aa has never been offered
For Instance Dr. Seaman A.
>p. Director of the Bureau of
Industry of the U. S. Depart
of Agriculture and Commission?
er Watson of the State Department of
ghgrteulture will disc urn the Important
"Osejrk of extending farm demonstra
ma and the soil survey throughout
~fme Pee Dee Section and the great 1m
^eertance end benefit to be derived
4sVeen Intenslvs farming and dlversl
Mention of crops
Mr. D. H. Wlnslow, Superintendent
sat Good Roads of the U. 8. Depart
Of Agriculture will discuss sand
road building and make a two
demonstration In good roads
on one of the city streets of
mce; Congressman J. E. Ellerbe
others will discuss the Important
rk of draining the lowlands of the
I Doe and other low country eoun
i and the development of hundreda
miles of navigable river courses
permeate this magnificent re
; Hon. R. Goodwyn Rhett, of
ton and Mr. F. B. Jacobe, of
loke. Vs., will addrees the con
WSJBrtfon upon the subject of railroad
4sswetopment and the great south
id railroad, which will bring
igh the Pee Dee Section its tide
eoal from the mountains of Vlr
to the seaboard at Charleston,
:e moans so much In the poten
?' development of the Pee Dee See?
na Into a great manufacturing coun
Bat these highly interesting ses
of the Pee Dee Section Conven
are not the only attractions
?h will be offered to visitors of
Florence on the 8th and 9th of
unbar. The town will array it
In gala attire of bunting and elec
i lights. There will be a full battal
of militia and two good bands of
sac. special attractions In the way
balloon sscenslon, acrobatic per
ices on the streets, and a car
company will help to Increase
gaiety of the city and the crown
feature will be the arrival and pa
of the president of the United
'?totes, escorted by special details of
teotice and a guard of honor from the
sV C. Is station to the Central School
%mUdtng where the President will de?
an address to the public.
.The Board of Trade has made elab
ite preparations for the entertaln
it of the thousands of guests who
expected to attend the session of
the convention from throughout the
Pee Dee Section and the State at
Special preparations will be
le for the comfort of the public
-upon the streets and the Information
fjaxresu of which Mr. Landon C. Jones
us the efficient chairman, have secured
a list of hotels, boarding houses and
private houses which will enable our
visitors to secure quarters at reason
Acceptances have been received
the number of distinguished
who have been especially invlt
to attend the convention and to
Mi the president, and everything
llcates that the Pee Dee Section
Convention In Florence will be the
most notable gathering for the devel?
opment of a region ever held in this
fltmts. Let every one come to Flor
-once who can and Florence insures
th.?m sll a hearty welcome and a
John Wallace was on Wednesday
sentenced to be hanged Friday. De?
cember 10. for the murder of John
GriM>ms at Lumber, Darlington coun
tq, Isst July, motion for new trial
having been withdrawn by Mr. T. K.
Stokes, who represented the defend"
ent by appointment of the court.
It Is reported that MOTSS has k
ed for a private Interview with l?r.
Cook. There Is no getting ahead of
the Ice Trust.?Charleston News and
CAMPAIGN FOR IIKALT1I.
Ktlort Being Made to Start Movement
For Sanitation and Drainage at Pee
Health Officer B. I. Reardon, of
Sumter, Is one of the prime movere
in a widespread effort towards the
eradication of malaria, and the Hook?
worm disease in the Pee Dee, and
eastern Carolina counties, by the
drainage of swamp and other low
While our local health officer is
more directly interested in the drain?
ing of low lands in the vicinity of
Sumter, and Sumter county, neverthe?
less he realises the importance of co?
operation between the health depart?
ments, city and county officials, far
mere and physicians of every city,
town, village, and in the rural dis?
tricts of the Pee Dee counties. He has
written a number of articles on the
Importance of stamping out malaria
by the eradieatlon of the anopholes
mosquito, and all other varieties of
thla Insect by doing away with their
breeding placee in the low lands,
swampy and marshy lands, because it
ia now an universally accepted fact
that the mosquito is the Intermediate
host by which malaria le eonveyed
from one Individual to another. His
articles have attracted attention out?
side of Sumter.
Mr. James D. Evans, Secretary of
the Florence Board of Trade has re?
quested Mr. Reardon to take the nec?
essary steps to Interest the health offi?
cers, members of health boards, and
the State Health Board, county offi?
cials and city councils, and physicians
of the eastern Carolina and coast
counties in attending the big Pee Dee
Convention at Florence on Nov. 8th,
and 9th, at which the question of
general and systematic drainage of
the low lands of the Pee Dee, the
eradication of malaria, and the
checking of the spread of tuberculosis
will be discussed with the hope that a
permanent organisation may be
formed with a view to doing some?
thing of a permanent and general na?
ture along thsse lines. Congressman
J. E. BUerbe will deliver a leeture en?
titled, "Internal Waterways, and
Drainage In the Pee Dee Section" at
the Florence convention, and pro?
vision will be made for Secretary of
Agriculture James Wilson, and Hon?
orable Jamea Cosgrove, of Charleston,
to be heard on the subject of drain?
The Sumter health officer maintains
that it is a hopeless fight against ma?
laria, tuberculosis, and the "Hook
worn" disease where the incorporated
cities and towne are making the fight
alone while the rural districts are
totally unorganised, and doing abso?
lutely nothing towards suppressing
Hundreds of people suffering with
tuberculosis are moving into the cities
and from houses infected with con
ta?lous disease germs in which neith?
er the houses nor their contents have
ever been disinfected. He also con?
tends that while It is possible for
cities and towns to do away with
breeding places for mosqultos, that
the fact remains that many cities and
towns are suffering from breeding
places of these Insects outside of the
incorporated places, and beyond the
Jurisdiction of city authorities.
Rural sanitation, drainage, segre?
gation of communicable diseases, dis?
infection, and quarantine, with coun?
ty and township health boards to en?
force regulations are necessary not j
only for the general preservation of j
public health, but are of as much lm- j
portance to Incorporated places, as
city and town health departments and
Dr. C. F. Williams, State health of?
ficer has written the Sumter health
officer that he will co-operate in the J
fight against malaria, tuberculosis,
anl the "Hookworm," and that as ,
soon as he returns from a trip to j
Richmond he will take up the
matter with all of the promoters of
The United States government is
very much Interested in this matter,
and so Is Commissioner E. J. Watson.
The various chambers of commerce,
boards of trade, city, county and State
officials, are Joining hands with the
boards of health, and health officers
and physicians. I
Science and commerce have locked
arms, and the agricultural interests
have come together for better sanl
ra^y methods, and better health. Not
only in Incorporated places but in tbe
rural districts' ai well,
The Pee Dee convention pro?
gramme embrace! discussion of rail?
road and Industrial development, nat?
ural resources, good roads and drain?
age. Improved sanitary methods, agri?
culture, commerce and other impor?
tant sub.lcttS of Interest to the Pee
I >ee section.
Tbe final lOWl orop bulletin of the
s?;moii says that over II per cent, of
tiw oorn is beyond danger of Injury
iiy frost, and over 10 per cent, of it
win be sale with another week of
?.um Weather. It also states that tilt'
late oorn hag been Improved in condi?
tion one to two points during the
TAFT WAS HOODWINKED.
H? OILMAN BIDDER POINTS OUT
JOKER IN PAPER SCHEDULE.
Head of Publishers' Association Says
President's Mistake May Cause Re?
taliation by Canada.
Chicago, Oct. 19.?President Taft
apparently was led into a serious
blunder in the closing days of the re?
cent session of congress when he
changed his attitude on the print pa?
per schedule, according to an open
letter addressed to the chief executive
and signed by Herman Ridder, of
New York, president of the American
Newspaper Publishers' Association.
Mr. Rldder's letter, written some
time ago, was made public today, fol?
lowing its Indorsement by the Inter?
national and Daily Press Association.
Mr. Rldder's letter follows:
"To the President:
"The full text of your address at
Winona, Minn., on the tariff bill pass?
ed Just come to hand. With the ut?
most respect we submit that your
statement respecting the paper sched-.
ule shows that you could not have
correctly read or understood what the
print paper paragraph contained, as it
passed the house of representatives.
"You were apparently misled by
designing men into a serious blunder
when, In the closing days of the tariff
conference, they induced you to re?
verse your previous attitude on print
paper, and changed your notions of
what the Mann committee recom?
mended and of what the house of
representatives had approved. The
Mann committee, after a 10-months
investigation marked by unusual
thoroughness, reported that a rate of
$2 would cover the difference in cost
of production at home and abroad.
The draft proposed absolutely safe?
guarded American paper mills against
the serious conditions which the ad?
vance by the tariff conferees has since
"The fixing of the rate on print pa?
per at IS.86 per ton, which you ad?
vised, has decided the Province of
Quebec to prohibit the exportation of
its pulp wood and many American
paper mills must close or move to
Canada to obtain their supplies of
raw material. The country is now In
a fair way for a trade war with Can?
ada, because of your apparent failure
to read correctly the Mann commit?
tee's recommendations. We are
threatened with an Industrial distur?
bance which will involve business in?
terchanges with Canada amounting to
$286,000,000 per annum.
"We sincerely trust that you can
find some method of rectifying the
mistake into which you were led. We
fully appreciate the difficulties and
responsibilities of your exalted office,
and we believe you are trying to do
the best you can. We know that you
must rely upon others for your in?
formation. We feel that every citizen
is under obligation to help you.
Therefore, we write this letter to you.
"President, Newspaper Publishers'
EXCURSION TO CHARLESTON.
On Account of the Visit of President
For the above occasion the Atlan?
tic Coast Line offers very low round
trip rates to Charleston from Sumter,
Florence, Hardeeville, Young's Is?
land, Ehrhardts, and Intermediate
Tickets will be sold for trains
scheduled to arrive Charleston by 6.18
p. m. November 5th. limited to return
until i the following day.
Mr. Taft is due to arrive Charles?
ton Friday afternoon November 5th
and will meet p.nd address the people
that evening, thereby giving every
visitor an opportunity to see and hear
Inquire of M. F. Dukes, Agent
Sumter, S. C, or any Agent of the At?
lantic Coast Line for information as
to rates schedules and other pre?
W. J. CRAIG, T. C. WHITE,
Pas. Traffc Mgr. Gen. Pas. Agt.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
FLORENCE, S. C.
The President is to visit Florence
the evening of November 8, and ad?
dress the people of that city and sec?
tion of the State. For this auspicious
occasion and the
PEE DEB [NDU8TRIAL CONGRESS
which convenes In Florence, No
v miter I rind 9. tbe Atlantic Coast
? Line will sell round trip tickets at
very low rates from Wadesboro, Ben
nettevllle, Rowland, Chadbourn, Tonnes,
Sumter. (Mio and intermediate sta?
Ticket! will be on sale November 7
and X. limited to return on or before
November 10, 1909.
Kates, schedule!, tickets and any
desired Information can be procured
from If. l?\ Duke, Ticket Agent. Sum?
ter. or *v addressing the undersign
\V. J, (MIA IG, T. C. WHITE,
Pas. Traffic Mgr. Gen. Pas. Agt.
WlL.M INQTON, N. C.
ARRESTED FOR RAFFLE.
Maryland Editor Accused of Violating
Cumberland, Md., Oct. 18.?Col.
John W. Alverett, editor of the Cum?
berland Evening Times, was arrested
by United States Deputy Marshal Ja?
cob D. George on a warrant sworn
out by Postoffice Inspector James B.
Robertson, of Washington, charging
him with violation of the postal laws
in sending through the mails the
Evening Times of October 11, con?
taining an advertisement of the raffle
of a piano.
Colonel Aiverett was given a hear?
ing before United States Commission?
er Thomas J. Anderson in his office,
in the Federal building, and was held
in $200 bond for the action of the
United States grand Jury at the next
term of Federal court. Col. Aiverett
was represented by ex-Judge Ferdi?
nand Williams, who made a motion
to quash the warrant, because, he al?
leged it did not comply with the stat?
ute in that It did not say that Col.
Aiverett had "knowingly" committed
rthe offence; Commissioner Anderson
overruled the motion.
Harry E. Weber, president of the
Third National Bank, Cumberland,
testified that he received through the
mails a copy of the Evening Times of
October 11, containing the advertise?
ment of the raffle. Postmaster Wil?
liam Pearre testified that the Even?
ing Times circulates through the
Col. Aiverett testified that he had
no knowledge of the publication of
the notice of the raffle. He explain?
ed that the raffle of the piano was for
the benefit of Alexander H. Washing?
ton, a colored man, who had been In
his employ as pressman for some
years until a few months ago. Wash?
ington was poor and his household
goods had recently been sold for rent.
The raffle, Col. Aiverett said, was to
help Washington along. Not a cent
was charged for the advertisement in
the paper, he said. Col. Aiverett ad?
ded that he had been In the newspa?
per business in Cumberland 25 years
and notices of raffles had been used
by papers constantly. He showed a
copy he had recived today of notice
of a fair at which articles were to be
The penalty is a fine of from 8100
Col. Aiverett took the matter
pleasantly. Many of his friends be?
lieve political persecution is behind
CENTRAL AMERICAN REVOLU?
Niearaguan Revolutionary Leader
Having Proclaimed Himself Presi?
dent, Sends Force to Repulse
Bluefields, Nicaragua, Oct. 19.?
Gen. Estrada, the rebel leader, who
has proclaimed himself provisional
president of Nicaraugua, returned to
this city today after having establish?
ed outposts to the north of Rama and
sent a detachment of 500 of his best
men to meet the expected approach
of the government forces.
President Zelayas' army is reported
to be moving toward the interior
from the western coast but to be im?
peded by heavy rain.
The rebel movement is a serious
one, despite the tenor of official dis?
patches emanating from Managua.
Schooners arriving from the south
brought 10,000 rifles for the insur?
Bluefields, Oct. 19.?More than half
of the republic of Nicaragua 1s in the
hands of the revolutionists. Confirm?
atory dispatches have been received
here that Rivas, Corinto, Leon and
San Juan del Sur have been taken by
the insurgents. Gen. Chamorro, who
is now at Greytown, has mined the
San Juan river in several places.
Recruiting has been going on with
great success, many thousands along
the Atlantic coast. Hocking to the aid
of Gen. Estrada.
LopM & Martinez, a prominent firm
of Bluefields who have been enriched
by concessions received from Presi?
dent Zelayas, have been seized by the
revolutionists. Senor Lopez, who was
formerly governor of Bluefields, has
been placed in jail and will be held
until he pays $20,000 to aid the rev?
?The pleasant purgative effect ex?
perienced by all who use Chamber?
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets, and
the healthy condition of the body and
mind which they create, makes one
feel joyful. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
"When Dr. Cook sighted land," says
a contemporary, "his heart bulged
with emotions." And when Peary
sighted the headlines his vocabulary
bulged with invective.?Louisville
?It is In time of sudden mishap or
accident 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 Is
never found wanting. In cases of
sprains, cuts, wounds and bruises
Chamberlain's Liniment takes out the
soreness and drives away the pain.
Sold by W. W. Sibert.
TO CHANGE PLANS.
Yam Selling Commission Among
Southern Mills to Take the Place of
Charlotte. Oct. 18.?Developments
during the past two days practically
assure the success of the movement
started on Thursday afternoon by the
executive committee of the Cotton
Manufacturers' Association of North
Carolina looking toward the estab?
lishment of a yarn-selling commission
agency among Southern yarn mills
and the elimination of the yarn com?
mission houses of the North, avoiding
the demoralization of the market
brought about In part by the accumu?
lation of the thousands of pounds of
yarns in Northern warehouses.
A. C. Phelps. a well known mill
man with a fine knowledge of the
markets, was selected to formulate a
plan for the proposed agency and it
was stated that the mill men meant
business. It is seen now that more
manufacturers than the members of
the executive committee had been
considering the plan for the proposi?
tion now has met a response that is
surprising In its promptness and
heartiness. It haa been indicated
here during the past two days that
the spinners of the South, and cer?
tainly of the two Carolinas, are ready
to back the movement almost to a
man. Not only this, but the bankers
of Charlotte, Richmond, Columbia
and other cities have indicated their
willingness to back the proposition so
that the mills will not be inconven?
ienced financially by holding their
yarns in their own warehouses in?
stead of consigning it to Northern
houses to secure a small advance on
The plan of organization has not
been worked out of course, but in the
rough it contemplates the organiza?
tion of a stock company of the mill
men with capable executive officers
for selling the products of the mills
and handling other business in the in?
terest ?f the mills.
MADE RICH FINDS IN EGYPT.
American Expedition Reports Great
Discovery of Antiquities*
Philadelphia, Oct. 18.?What are
said to be the most valuable antiqui?
ties discovered in the Nile Valley of
Egypt this sesson were secured by the
Eckley B. Coxe expedition at Belsen,
a large town of the eighteenth Egyp?
tian dynasty, according to a report
received by the University of Penn?
The excavations were carried on by
Dr. David Randall Maelver and C.
Leonard Wooley. The report says:
"We cleared around the walls of
the town, which consisted of a very
interesting series of fortifications, a
deep moat and a triple wall of about
a mile In extent.
"Within the eighteenth dynasty
walls were discovered a series of
unique and very valuable tombs of
the twelfth dynasty, from which were
obtained the most valuable finds of
the season. Outside of the town was
found a large cemetery of the New
Empire, 1600, 1,000 B. C.
"A conical hill in the neighborhood
was honeycombed with long gallery
tombs of the eighteenth dynasty,
which contained hundreds of burials.
Prom the twelfth and eighteenth dy?
nasty cemeteries were obtained the
most valuable antiquities discovered
In the Nile Valley this season.
"The excavation of a number of
churches in the neighborhood brought
to light early Christian antiquities of
great interest, which, by the terms of
our agreement with the Anglo-Egyp?
tian government, were allotted to the
museum at Khartoum, while the pre
Christian antiquities, with a few ex?
ceptions, have come to the University
A GREAT FEATURE.
Of the South Carolina State Fair at
Columbia Will l>o the Visit of Pres?
The Atlantic Coast Line announces
very low round trip rates from all
points in South Carolina to cover the
above occasions, tickets to be on sale
October 31 to November 6 inclusive,
with return limit to leave Columbia
up to and including, but not later
than, midnight of November 8, 1909.
Tickets will include admission to the
fair and transportation to and from
Fair Grounds on local trains of the
A. c. Li which will make frequent
Saturday. Xo\-? mber 6th. will be
When the President will meet and
address the people at the Fair
Grounds and review the Military and
Inquire of M. F. Duke. Agent, Sum?
ter, or any Agent of the Atlantic
Coast Line, for Information as to
rates, schedules and tickets.
W. J. CR A IG, T. C. WHITE,
Fas. Traffic Mgr. Gen. Pas. Agt.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Alsaks Is working for s legislature.
It doei nol know what it is asking.
M inneupolis Journal.
DELEGATES TO CONVENTION.
Men Who Have Dcen Appointed w
Attend Pee Doe Convention.
The following; citizens of SumteF
county have been appointed by the
('hamber of Commerce to attend the
big Pee Dee convention at Florence
on Nov. 8 to 9th:
Hon. J. H. Clifton. Hon. T. B. Fr??
ser, Hon. C. E. 8tubb8, Hon. O. W.
Dick, Mayor W. B. Boyle. Aldermen
H. D. Barnett. J. R. Ligon, R. L.
Wright. VV. G. Stubbs. P. P. Finn.
H. C. Haynsworth, R. F. Haynsworth.
Willie Bultman; Peter M. Pitts, coun?
ty supervisor; L E. White, city super?
intendent of public works; W. W. Mc
Kagen, superintendent of water?
works; H. Lee Scarborough, D. R.
McCallum, Jr., Neill O'Donnell, Dr. E.
S. Booth, president board of health;
Col. Thomas Wilson, C. T. Mason, Ma?
jor Marion Molse, Col. R. D. Lee, G.
A. Lemmon, Hon. A. K. Sanders, J.
K. Crosswell, H. G. Osteen, F. D.
Knight, J. W. McKiever, A. A. Moses,
J. W. Allen, F. E. Thomas, J. I.
Brogdon, E. T. Mims, W. J. Young,
Geo. D. Shore. E. W. Dabbs. J. A.
Mood, L D. Jennings, C. G. Row?
land, E. I. Reardon, R. I. Manning.
Are One of the Novel Features With
the Wild West and Far East.
AMOIfG .jf .-.umeroua special features which
contribute to the general excellence of the
exhibition presented by Buffalo Bill's
; Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Great Fai
East is the remarkable performance of Rossi's
Musical Elephants?an attraction which alone
represents an outlay of $1,000 weekly. These
mammoths are trained to a point of perfection
never before attained ; they play horns and bsUs,
producing harmony in correct musical attune; they
dance the stately minect, march and counter?
march, and perform otaer wonderful feats ur der
the direction of four pretty girls, beautifully
costumed. Never before has an attraction of
this kind been presented In an exhibition ar< -a;
never before in the ann-ds of animal training
has their performance been even attempted.
ihe Oriental Spectacle, of which thev form s
part, brings the l-'ar East into comparison with
.ns heroic and historic Wild West: two half
worlds contribute in authentic display. Types
3ad scenes, correct in every essential, contribute
'o the world wide character of the exhibition,
ihe Occident and the Orient come into sharp
eontrast; men and animals, costumes arid cus?
toms, and methods and manner of life on two
hemispheres are depicted. Methods of bat baric
warfare ate shown in the Battle of Summit
Springs, the risk of pioneer railronding are illus?
trated in Perils of the Iron Trail; horsemen from
earth's four corners disnliv different styles of
equestrian expertness. Hiding at the l>ead of
his cavalcade, the hero horseman, OoL Wry F.
Cody, the only and oririnat "Buffalo BflL ap?
pears twice daily, no matter what tUe weather,
personally directing and positively appearing si
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