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icky, Oct. It.?We are having
lovely weather now, and farmers are
busy cutting hsy and housing
Cotton has bean nearly all gathered
Sal this section. The corn crop is
turning out better thsn expected,
and potatoes are not very plen
Ths health of the community la
good at present
Mr. Willis Olbson has been quite
with fever, but la able to be out
The little Sabbath school at the
tranaoe school house la doing nice?
ty, and both parents and children are
taking a deep Interest In It. Miss
Miller, who teaches the day school,
to organist for the Sunday school.
Mrs. K.' J. Williams accompanied
fey her daughter Mrs. Shfrer, of Biah
ejfrvtlle. will visit Mr. W. C. Williams
family of Clarendon this week.
Mr. Oreen DesChamps la at home
after a long absence.
?salthvllie. Oct. 11?Dr. and Mrs.
T. D, Foxfworth spent last Friday In
Mr. D. J. Robertson spent Mayday
Mrfl Wilson Hawkins and J. W.
Mobartson went to Camden yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Hatfield and
lav. W. J. Hatfield spent Sunday with
Mr. D. J. Hatfield, of Rembert.
Misere. D. J. and J. W. Robertson
gone to Sumter this afternoon to
the meeting of the W. O. W.
Mr. H. J. Dunlap, of Rembert,
Saturday night and Sunday a'1th
gsjaallias and friends at this place.
Max, Oct. 11.?Mrs. Lula Mays, of
Oreenvllle, visited her aunt, Miss
Catherine McNeil, recently.
Mrs. Adelaide McFaUdln and Miss
Marie Pearson, of Sardinia, visited
former's nieces and the latter's
its, Mrs. M. P. Truluck. Mrs. Henry
illason. and Mrs. S. D. Tomllnson,
Messrs. Henry and Homer Tomlln
have engaged a competent nurse
will bring their mother home
the 8tate Hoeptal.
The Ave negroes, who broke In the
asjsiusnUle store at Olanta have been
?eaptured and placed in the Florence
There Is still a good deal of cotton
9m the fields. Very few peas have
Saasa made In this section.
A few have commenced preparing
Work Is being done repairing the
Ing of Lynches river at Hudson s
A young English luffragette tells of
a funny Incident that happened at a
sweating In the Scottish Highlands,
**tsji I rhes had been made to a large
sjrow-1 Questions had been replied to
sr.jd applause. Imbecile young men
remarka about minding ba
and mending s>cks had been sl?
id. Then. Just as there was a
tporary lull before the putting of
resolution, a great bucolic Scotch
at the back of the crowd rasp?
ed alowly in with the Inquiry, ob
wtoualy the result of prolonged rumi?
nation. "Wha made a mess of
We confsas that we do not under
how a body of men. even if
khey call themaelv? a scientists, can sit
around a cosy fire and decide wheth
SJT Cook or Peary went to the pole.
Cook and Peary ? vlll both submit
motes, alleged to have been made
while on the trip. These scientists,
sitting In comfort ible chairs around
ahe Are, will be nupposed to decide
whether the noten arc correct <>r n??t.
* looks like a silly proposition. We
4k> not know whether they can do it
or not, but we hope, they can.?An?
derson Dally Mall.
Mrs. Carrie Doherty King, of Cry
al Springs, Miss . la the only woman
dl carrier In her State. She dellv
msll on a ruril route, making a
?Jrcuit of about twenty-five miles a
day. In her girlhood she won many
Wrophle* for her horsemanship, an ao
) eempltshment that is now of great
PEAKY SUBMITS KECOKDS.
Gives Proofs to National Geographic
Washington. Oct. 20.?Develop?
ments came thick and fast today in
the Peary-Cook controversy. Com?
mander Peary's proof?records aad
observations?that he reached the
North Pole April ?, 1909. were sub?
mitted to the National Geographie So?
ciety today. While tho board of man?
agers was pondering over the matter,
a cablegram arrived from the Univer?
sity of Copenhagen declining to fore?
go ita privilege to the first examina?
tion of the North Pole records of Dr.
Dr. Cook had promised first to sub?
mit his records to the faculty of the
university, but on October 15 the uni?
versity was requested to waive Its
claim of priority In favor of the Na?
tional Geographic Society, which
sought an early determination of the
controversy which haa arisen as the
result of Commander Peary's charge
that Dr. Cook did not discover the
The board of managers decided not
to wait for the University of Copen?
hagen to examine Dr. Cook's records,
and appointed a subcommittee to ex?
amine and report on Commander
Peary's data alone. This committee
of experts consists of Henry Gannett,
chief geographer of the United States
geological survey; Rear Adlmral Col?
by If. Chester. U. S. N., and O. H.
Tlttman, superintendent of the Uni?
ted States coast and geodetic survey.
The society announced that the
only question it now had to decide
was whether Commander Peary
reached the pole on the date claim?
The committee will hold their first
meeting within a few days.
Enough Sleep for Children.
Jean Willlaras, M. D., who is con?
ducting a department of advice to
mothers for Woman's Home Compan?
ion, save In the October issue:
"Let me say a few wor^s to the
mothers who forget that their grow?
ing children need long sleeping hours,
in order that healthy growth shall be
continued and a well organised ner?
vous system become established. It
la especially Important that good
judgment shall be exercised during
puberty. Great physical demands are
made at this period, and the wise
mother makes every effort to **v0id
for her children unnecessary dissipa?
tion of energy.
"It is not easy to state definitely
the number of hours of sleep required,
as there are Individual requirements
that will materially modify any rules;
still we may safely say that In the
great majority of cases after early in?
fancy, when the normal child sleeps
most of the time, at least twelve out
of the twenty-four hours should be
spent in sleep. Until six years of age
the dally nap should be added to this.
The twelve hours of sleep should con?
tinue until the tenth year, and longer
If the child is delicate or of especially
sensitive nervous organization. From
ten to fourteen years, ten hours of
sleep are usually required, and often
twelve would be advantageous; from
fourteen until full maturity the sleep?
ing hours are, as a rule, more Irregu?
lar than at any other period of life,
and then the effort must be made to
compensate for the short hours by
longer Indulgence when opportunity
offers, remembering that few have
the endurance to cope with the com?
plexities of modern life and thrive on
less sleep than a dally average of
A Cloak Room Story.
A congressman who had returned
from Europe, told this story of a
scene on the banks of the Serpentine
in London, when a lady and gentle?
man paused beside a stylishly dressed
nurse in bonnet and floating veil, and
the lady exclaimed, looking at the
children of two and four who accom?
panied the girl:
"What charming children. Are
they not lovely, Edward?"
Edward replied that they were all
that the heart of man could desire.
"Will you kiss me?" said the lady.
"They don't usually kiss people,
madam," said the nurse. "but of
course they will you."
The kissing ceremony completed
UM woman of fashion asked:
"And whose dear children are
they?" as she looked admiringly at
the rosy cheeks and bright eyes of
th.> little ones.
"Madam." said the girl In amaze?
ment, "they are your own. They know
you because they have often watched
you *rom the nursery window, as you
passed to and from your carriage."?
"Affairs at Washington." Joe Mitchell
Chappie In tho National Ifagaslne.
Already the conviction of Morse In
New York is having a moral effect. A
man who motored up to a bunk in a
suburb of Chicago and looted It com?
mitted suicide when captured.?
Jim Price was shot and probably
fatally wounded by J. S. Padgett in
Colleton ocunty The shooting occur
ed at an ice cream festival.
SENATOR SMITH SPEAKS.
Delivers Address Before Mission
Conference at Charlotte.
Charlotte, N. C, Oct. 20.?With an
address from United States Senator E.
D. Smith, of South Carolina, "on the
industrial development in the South,
and the cotton mill as an economic
problem," the home mission Confer?
ence rounded out a day and night cal?
culated to shed light on the question
of the relation of the Church to the
Industrial situation. Senator Smith's
address was. the feature of the day's
session.' He made an earnest plea for
the cotton mill operatives, whom he
characterized as men and women as
ripe and as fit for God's Kingdom
as the wealthelr classes among which
the Church is working. The field, he
declared, is ready for the harvesters.
The Church should go to them, not
with the patronizing hand of chari?
ty, but with the broad spirit of states?
manship, which recognizes their pos?
sibilities and affords opportunity for
legitimate expression. "I bring ho
railing accusation against the Church,
but It seems to me it's time the mul?
timillionaires had missionaries sent
to them. Tou emphasize the petty
vices of the poor and doff your hats
to the scarcely veiled crime which j
staiks in silk and gold. If the whole '
Church would cry aloud and convict .
the thief who steals a railroad as '
quickly as the one who steals a pen?
ny, the situation would be remedied.
The Gospel as I understand it means
good tidings of great joy which shall
be to all people, and that doesn't
mean theological dissertations either.
Christ gave real help to those who
needed It, and His gospel means giv?
ing every man a fair show."
Senator Smith's remarks created a
mild sensation. Speakers who follow?
ed him urged the need of larger gifts
for the prosecution of the work in i
mill settlements and more appoint?
ments of ministers to these fields.
The sessions closed tonight with a
masterly address by Dr. J. C. Kilgo, j
president of Trinity College, who ex?
pressed a lack of sympathy for the
man who makes a business of stirring
up sympathy for overworked child- |
ren. He declared that he felt more
concern for the children of the rich (
who are brought up in indolence, j
than for the people whose necessities .
'demand that they work their children j
overtime. He rasped the church peo?
ple who draw class distinctions and
who shun the honest toiler.
"It Is no more honorable to sit in
the United States senate," he declar?
ed, "than it is to shovel coal."
Her Usual bine of Talk.
A certain Louisville social leader,
whom we will call Mrs. Fay'ette Coun- i
ty, to avoid identifying her, was told
by her husband over the telephone j
that he would bring a number of
guests home to diner. The party was
altogether unexpected and in all the
house, which has become noted for
the generous and sumptuous dinners
spread in it, there was not enough
Mrs. County got .busy at once and
instructed her cook to order certain
supplies while she planned the rest of
the dinner. A little later Mrs. Coun?
ty happened In the room where the
telephone was and was horrified to
hear the cook talking ferociously into
the telephone, something as follows:
"An' Ah want six dozen sof shell
crabs and ef yo' doan get dem up
here mighty quick Anil skin every
one of yo', ye' low down?'Who is
dis?'?Dls is Mrs. Fayette County,
flats' who dis is and Ah means ebery
word Ah say."
"Mandy." cried the mistress, "what
do you mean? You must not."
"Law'sy," return the cook, "that's
ail right. Miss Fay. Ah talks to 'urn
like dat for yo' all de time."?Louis?
It was testified, during the dispen?
sary graft trails in Columbia, that
whiskey drummers had paid Wylie
and Black sums of money to be spent
in securing their election on the dis?
pensary board of control. The infer?
ence is that this money found its wsy
into the pockets of members of the
legislature. It would be very inter- i
estlng to know who got this money, j
Mr. Wylie, who started out on the
confession line, might tell how he
spent the money to secure his elec?
tion, and on whom he spent it.?An?
derson Daily Mail.
L. It. Livingston, an employe of the
Pell Telephone Company, was killed
In Greenville Thursday by falling
from the top of an electric pole on
Main street. It is thought that the
man touched a live wire of the trac?
tion company and lost his balance,
falling 40 feet to the ground below.
He was picked up dead, his skull hav?
ing been fraetured. Livingston is from
Eastover, but has been living In Ashc
vllle, N. C, for several years.
Otto Schmidt, of New York, claims
to have fasted fifty days and to feel
much refreshed by the experience.
He has tried going without food be?
fore, but his best previous record was
PROCEEDINGS OF COURT.
Grand Jury Return** Numerous True
14111s, Makes Final Presentment and
The Court of General Sessions is
making alow but satisfactory pro?
gress in clearing the docket of the
many criminal cases of minor impor?
tance wich which it is crowded, and
there is reason to hope that the dock?
et will be cleared this week of all
cases that are ready for trial at this
The grand jury has completed its
work for the term and has been dis?
charged. The following grand jurors
were drawn by lot to serve next year:
R. M. Jones, J. B. Britton, C. J. Gail
lard, S. W. Stubbs, W. R. DuBose, Jr.,
W. D. Carson.
The following is the record up to
The State vs. Charlie Caldwell, lar?
ceny of bicycle; guilty. Notice of mo
tion for new trial.
The State vs. T. P. Ward, assault
and battery of a high and aggravat- <
ed nature; true bill. On trial.
This case was given to the Jury
about 12 o'clock and at 3:30 o'clock
the jury was still in the room, no ver
diet having been reached. C. L*. Cut- j
tino, Esq., assisted Solicitor Stoll in
the prosecution and Officer Ward was j
defended by L? D. Jennings, Esq. This
is the much discussed Broadway case !
?Policeman Ward being indicted by
J, R. Broadway for clubbing him
while having him under arrert and on
the way to the guard house. The fail- '
ure of the jury to arrive at a verdict
Within a reasonable time indicated a
The State vs. Arthur Pinckney,
forgery; true bill.
The State vs. J. T. Howard, obtain?
ing goods under false pretenses; true
bill. .. i
The State vs. Arthur Pinckney, !
forgery; true bill.
The State vs. E. A. Jackson, ob?
taining goods by false pretence; true
The State vs. Arthur Pinckney, j
forgery; true bill.
The State vs. Charles McNeill, bur?
glary and larceny; no bill.
The State vr. Harry Truesdale. lar?
ceny of live stock; no bill.
The State vs. James Shuler, assault
and battery with intent to kill, and
carrying concealed weapons; tried
and verdict of guilty of assault and
battery of a high and aggravated na?
ture. Fine of $100 or six months on
the chaingang. Fine paid.
The State vs. E. Arthur Jackson,
disposing of property under lien; true
The State vs. Isaac Ballard, obtain- j
ing goods under false pretence; true .
bill. t j
The State vs. Maggie Smith, alias '
Maggie Booker, alias Maggie Tinsley,
bigamy; true bill.
The State vs. John Mack, entering
a house with intent to steal. Guilty.
The State vs. Curits Ford, house
breaking and larceny; true bill.
The State vs. E. M. Glover, obtain?
ing goods under false pretence; nol
The State vs. May Williams, viola?
tion of labor contract; nol pros.
The State vs. Arthur Pinckney,
forgery; no bill.
The State vs. Judson Yates and
Willie Brogdon, violation of the fish
The State vs. Isaac Pringle, assault
and battery with intent to kill and
carrying concealed weapons. Plead
guilty to assault with intent to kill.
Six months on the chaingang.
The State vs. Robort Council, order
dismissing appeal and a bench war?
rant to be issued.
The Jury in the Ward case did not
arrive at a verdict until 8:30 p. m.
Wednesday and as the court had ad?
journed a sealed verdict was returned.
When court convened on Thursday
the verdict was opened and published.
Officer Ward was declared not guitly
and was discharged.
Thursday the trial of R. M. Barwick,
former marshall of the Town of Pine
wood, for murder, wae taken up. This
case was heard at the last term of
court and resulted in a mistrial. When
the court took a recess for dinner the
examination of the witnesses for the
defense had not been completed.
The following is the record:
The State vs. John Mack, entering
house with intent to steal; guilty. 15
months on chaingang.
The State vs. Maggie Smith, alias
Maggie Barker, alias Maggie Tinsley,
bigamy; not guilty.
The State vs. T. P. Ward, assault
and battery of a high and aggravat?
ed nature: not guilty.
The State vs. M. H. Boy kin, Jr.,
and W. L. (iregg, Jr., car-breaking
and grand larceny; nol pros.
The State vs. E. A. Jackson, ob?
taining goods under false pretence;
The State vs. Sam Wesley Willis,
rape; nol pros.
The State vs. Isaac Pierce, murder;
The State vs. Muldrow Jacobs, alias
George Muldrow, house-breaking and
The State vs. R. M. Barwick. mur?
der; guilty of manslaughter with rec?
ommendation to mercy.
Presentment of the Grand Jury?Fall
To His Honor T. S. Sease,
We. the grand jury of Sumter coun?
ty beg leave to submit this, our final
report for the year J909.
We have passed on all bills for in?
dictment handed us by the Solicitor.
We are glad to report that our rec?
ommendations made at the summer
term of court in reference to the sew?
erage at the jail and furrtiture for the
stenographer's and sheriff's offices
have been carried out.
We again call the supervisor's at?
tention to our public highways and
the plowing into the same by the far?
mers along said roads. We insist that
this be stopped by some means. We
note that the supervisor has posted no?
tices in many places along the road,
warning people not to plow into the
road. We ?ubmit that if th? notices
will not abate the nuisance that other
and more strenuous means be adopt?
Complaints has been made to us of
1 the unsanitary and unhealthy condi?
tions of the Boyle butcher pen and
slaughter house on the Mayesvllle
road just beyond the city limits. We
; recommend that the proper officers
j look after Said butcher pen and
slaughter ho?ise a$id see that same be
' placed and kept in a more sanitary
condition. It has been reported to us
I that the stinks that arise from
same 1b very offensive to travelers
along the road as well as those per
1 sons living in the neighborhood; it
being in our opinion a menace to
the health of the community.
I Our attention has been called to
I the custom or carelessness of some of
I the magistrates in not binding over
j witnesses for court. In some in?
stances the local magistrate has to
issue warrants for witnesses, the sher?
iff being called to serve them, all
because the Magistrates have not
performed their duty. We make no
specific presentiment of any Magis?
trate, our purpose ^eing to warn
those Magistrates in the county who
are negligent in these matters that if
they do not look more closely into j
their duties and perform them they
may expect the formal presentiment ?
for neglect of duty.
At the summer term of this Court
Honorable George W. Gage, Presid?
ing Judge, passed an order directing
the Grand Jury to investigate cer?
tain conditions alleged to exist at the
County Jail. Tour Grand Jury
through your foreman and a commit?
tee investigated said charge and
found that the same was not borne
out by the facts. We are informed that
there has been a change in the keep?
er of the Jail and the conditions there
no<v are as they should be.
At this time we do not deem it nec?
essary to go into an extended examin?
ation* of the County officers, Jail,
Chamgang, Alms House, etc. Your
foreman has checked over the vouch?
er of the treasurer and supervisor
and witnessed the settlement between
said officers and the comptroller gen?
Thanking your honor and the offi?
cers of the court for courtesies ex?
R. F. HAYNS WORTH,
Now Cotton Variety.
About two years ago, Mr. S. A.
Burns, a successful farmer of the
county noticed in one of his fields an
unusually large and well fruited stalk
of cotton. He watched it all the year,
and in the fall when the bolls began
to open he saw that they were very
large and that the staple seemed to
be of better quality than the rest of
the cotton in the field. He carefully
picked and seeded all the lint, and
sent a sample of it to Clemson Col?
lege. The college authorities report?
ed that the staple was a new variety
to them; that it was equally as good
as nhe sea island staple, and urged
Mr. Burns to plant all the seed of the
new variety separate from all other
cotton, and to send them another
sample at the end of the year. Mr.
Burns did so, and secured enough
seed to furnish the Clemson people
some to experiment with, and to
plant some himself. At Clemson this
year there is a tenth of an acre plant?
ed in the new variety, and Mr. Burns
has a somewhat larger tract. The
cotton at both places is showing up
beautifully. The yield is large; the
bolls being unusually full, and there
has apparently been no falling off In
the staple. The Clemson peopls say
the cotton is worth at least -?"> cents
per pound. They think Mr. Burns
has discovered a new variety of up?
land long staple cotton, and they are
expecting great things of it. Mr.
Burns say-; he does not know where
the seed came from originally. He
had bought seed from several differ?
ent sources that yaer, and he noticed
only one stalk of this particular kind.
He Will know definitely by next fall
if his discovery is of as great value
aw the experts at Clemson College
think It Is.?Anderson Mall.
Chalmers Barber, a negro wanted
in Chester for murder was captured
in New York city Wednesday.
PBOF. LOMBROSO DF.AD.
Made Many Important Omtributions
To Criminology?Famous Student
Turin, Oct.. 19.?Cesar Lombroso,.
the noted Italian criminologist i.nd
alienist, died at his home here today.
Professor Lombroso was known all
over the world for his investigations
of the abnormal human being and the
theories he deduced from the obser?
vations. Many of these theories have
encountered opposition, and some of
them are not yet wholly accepted;
nevertheless many of them form Oto
basis, in great part, for the present
system of criminal science.
Lombroso was the author of two
score of books upon the subject that
formed his life study. Nearly all of
these works were translated into other
laiiguage8, many into English. Pro?
fessor Lombroso had also written
many reviews and pamphlets on the
Born at Verona in 183<>, Cesar Lom?
broso married when he was 34 years
old. His family consisted of one eon
and two daughters. On his graduation
from the University of Turin he at
once embarked in the studies to which
he devoted his life. Soon he was made
professor of psychiatry at the Univer?
sity of Pavia. After holding this chair
for several years he became head of
the department of medical Jurisprud?
ence and psychiatry at the University
of Turin, where he remained until his
Only one recreation was permitted
to take time from his researches in?
to the minds of his fellow beings.
This was bicycling. Professor Lom?
broso was an expert wheelman, and
the sight of his small, white-haired
and white-bearded figure astride of I
his wheel in the streets of Turin was
a familiar one.
In the latter years of Professor
Lombroso's life he was made the
subject of many studies by scientists
and magazine writers, attracted by
the profundity of his knowledge of m
the mental workings of human beings.
Only last spring Professor Lombroso
declared his belief in the existence of
intelligent forces on the other side
of the grave, adding that, in his
opinion these forces found means
for communication with the living. ^
He cited many interesting cases he W
had encountered in his researches
that had given birth to, and strength?
ened, this belief.
Professor Lombroso's best-known
books published in English are: "The
Man of Genius," "The Criminal and
Anthropological and Medico-Legal 1
Study," "Epileptic Insanity," "Politi?
cal Crime and Revolution," "The
Female Offender," "The Anarchists"
and "Causes of and Combat Against
His most recent books was one ^
treating of psychic researches and
strongly upholding the existence of
what others have called ghosts.
President left's Father Won Fame As
In "The Recollections of An Amer- ,
lean Diplomat's Wife," which form an i
entertaining feature of The Delineator
for November, the writer pays the
following tribute to the father of
American ambassadors in Europe
have come and have gone, some of
them so rich that the sovereign him- ^
self has felt comparatively poor be?
side them, but the fame and stand?
ards of James Russell Lowell, John
Hay and Andrew D. White have en?
dured above all others and will do so
for many years to come, as represent?
ing the simplicity and genuine worth
which Europe, in its thoughtful
minds, seeks with longing eyes in
America, says the writer. And in
this list I would include Alphonso
Taft, the president's father, who was
our envoy in Russia during the cor?
onation of Alexander III, and left an
Impression upon the country which
no succeeding American has been
able to efface.
I learned this when I was there
years before the son had risen to a
place where be could shed any ster
upon his father's name.
He Won at Monte Carlo.
Johnny Baker's marvflous marks?
manship will be an especially inter?
esting feature with the Wild West and
Far East when Buffalo Bill and Paw?
nee Bill bring their united exhibition
to town. He is one of the most skill?
ful fancy shots in this or any other
country, and when the Wild West was
abroad he measured guns with some
of the Monte Carlo experts ;?nd won
an easy victory. His trap shooting,
executed while posed in the most diffi?
cult postures and with lightning rap?
idity, is truly remarkable, while the
fashion ir which he shatters composi?
tion balls, shooting ricochet shots at
them directly or by reflection, or
while sta nding upon his head, seems
Doubtless that belief of the Ohio
brewers that the temperance wave is
on the wane is founded on their net
Mr. Dalton Kennedy, Jr., of Cam?
den, and Miss Lucy Bush were mar?
ried in Wickford, R. I., Wednesday.