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UftUCAT .SUBSCRIPTION CONTEST.
C^MurlCMlo? News and Courier la Now
.OMMluiting One of the largest Con.
testa Ktor Undertaken by a South
The Charleston News and Courier
Ig now conducting une of the largest
contents ever conducted by a South?
ern newspaper. They are giving^ away
absolutely free, to popular people of
South Carolina, the following prises:
a Maxwell touring car, valued at |i>
ft*. *? first grand prise, a Bulck tour?
ing car. valued .at $1.400, as second
grand prise, and a Maxwell runabout
valned at $600 as third grand prize.
Then.* automobiles will be awarded
to the candidate*! holding the high?
est number of votes throughout the
?stiit ? regardless of district, and then
there,, are thirty-six other prizes.
These prises are as follows: six $350
Klngtebury pianos, six $100 furniture
outfits, six $$5 tailored suits, six $50
bask accounts, six $40 gold watches
and sir $tt trunks. For the purpose
of this contest, the State of South
Carolina has been divided into six dis?
tricts, and one piano, one furniture
outsit, oae suit, one $50 bank account,
one watch and one trunk must go
Into .?ach district. They will be award?
ed to the candidates having the six
highest number of votes in their dis?
tricts, after the- grand prizes have
been, awarded, therefore they are
having .six conteests in one big one,
and everybody has a chance to win a
prise. Any of these prizes are worthy
of the little effort required to become
the proud possessor of any one of
Rlsewhere In this Issue will be
found l nomination ballot and a dally
ballot, . Alf you have to do is to clip
these and fill in with you own name
or.tbif uf a.frjend and send it to the
Content Department of the News and
Courier , and they will send you full
particulars and material which you
will need In your campaign, and tell
you hew to secure votes. They have
a number of little ways in which they
assist candidates. All you have to do
Is te Ask .the Contest Man.
The contest, has Just started, ao
don't- delay. It will be the candidates
whe get In now, and get busy among
their . friends and acquaintances, and
est themi to subscribe to the Newa
and Courier. Once you show them
' yea are Interested, you will be sur?
prised to see kow many subscriptions
you ?dt secure. The subscriptions
eoaat for votes, and vote> decide the
whi . .?es
UTAbLUl i .Uil NKl KEHMJN8.
Opsts^Uin Leal by Former Premier
? Madrid. Oct. 21.?The Spanish cab?
inet, which was formed January H9.
IttT. ander the premierahlp of Anto?
nio Maura resigned today as a result
of the bitter attacka made against the
government by the former premier,
Moret y Prendergrast representing a
powerful opposition. At conference
with King Mfoneo. Premier Maura
told tb. 'King that in the face of Stn
or Merftt'i atatement that the oppo?
sition ? would refuse to discuss even
the mm agent measurea, he had no
<>i?t? im but to realgn. He asked, how
e-ver* ? ilia members of the majority to
support th- new ministry.
Up*n the receipt of the realgnation
of the premier and hla ministers, Mo?
ret r Prendergast undertook to form
a new ministry, himself asnuming the
post <?r p, emier and minister of the
Inter i cm
'I t;C lied-I lock Of KWVCHH.
?lie* in a. keen, clear brain, hacked
by Indomitable will and resistless en?
ergy su^h power cornea from the
spleiiilt I lo- ilth th it Dr. King's Now
Life PilU Impart. They vitalize ev?
ery atsajM and build up brain and
body J. A Harmon, Ltzemore, W.
Vs., writta: "They are the beat pills
I ever used" 25c at Slbert's Drug
Th" Ainu Savings Hunk has been
orgim'.-d at Alken with a capital
stock oi 125.000.
lt. Kluger, the J weler, 1000
Virginia Ave., Indianapolis. Ind..
writ*** "'.[ was so weak from kidney
troubl that I could hardly walk a
hundr v| feet Four bottles of Fo
lcy'? Kidney Remedy chared my
comply ion, cured my backache and
the in -Kularlttex dlsapw u-d. and I
can n ?w attend to business every day
and - MRaaead Fo$ey*aKidney Hom?
ed v to all sufferers, as It cured me
aft?M Mo* doctors and other NflMiltfl
had iad?> I." Slbert's Drug Store.
J. W Ashley. Andei -on, will be
tried in um United Mates court la
Green/tie on the charge ?i peonage
Moiie) Come** In Hunches.
?to \ a Chlohoim, of TreadweR
N Y Mi w. Hi- i?-.i>'?n is well worth
reading ' F"i | long time I suftVr
fd if ?in hadlgesilon, torpid liver,
constip ition. im i vou-mu ms, and gen?
eral iehlHty,H in- writes, "I couldn't
g|ssjf ?i ? I ao appetite, not ambition,
SMI weaker every day In spite of all
medle?! ti .im-,it Then used F.lee
tne i dt >ra Twelve bottl m regtored
Uli my old-time health and vigor.
Now I can attend to business every
day. It'i* a wonderful medicine." In?
fallible for Stomach, Liver, Kidneys,
Blood and Nerves. 50c at Slbert's
THE COLORED STATE FAIR.
Opens at Batesburg Monday, Novem?
ber 8, and Continues Until Satur?
day, November 13. . ,
Reduced rates have been granted
from all Important points In South
v arolina, and from Charlotte. N. C.
Savannah and Augusta, Georgia, to
the Negro State Fair vhich meets In
Patesburg on the fair grounds of the
v/hite fair association at that place.
November 8. The outlook this year Is
for a great fair. About $500 has been
laid aside for payment on premiums.
The colored people who attend the
fair will have the privilege of stop?
ping over at Columbia and Augusta,
coming and going. Batesburg is only
thirty miles from Columbia on the
Southern railway, and tibout forty
miles from Augusta. The train ser?
vice between Columbia and Augusta
is all that could be desired. Colored
people who are coming to the fair
should write Rev. E. W. Bowen of
Batesburg, S. C, chairman of the
Committee of Entertainment.
RICHARD CARROLL. President,
Z. E. WALKER, Superintendent,
A. ROBERTSON, Secretary.
WINNERS OF PRIZES.
Result of Boys' Com Growing Contest
in Lee County.
The Lee County Corn Club for
Boys met on October 16, to award
prizes to the successful boys:
Messrs. Ira W. Williams, ? of Co?
lumbia; L. L. Baker and W. S. Wheel?
er, of this county were the judges.
The best 10 ear exhibit by L. W.
The second best 10 ear exhibit
by E. Fulton Peebles.
The third best 10 ear exhibit by
Eldredge H. Mixon.
(2.) The best 5 ear exhibit by
The second best 5 ear exhibit by
Thomas A. DuBose.
The third best 5 ear exhibit by
(3.) The best 1 ear exhibit by
The second best 1 ear exhibit by
The third best 1 ear exhibit by
Three general prizes were offered
For the best ear $5.00, and was
won by Harvey Ford.
For the first and second best ears
of the prolific variety $3.00 and $1.00 ?
respectively, and Weft won by Ralph
Ureon aud Henry Green.?Lee County
IT ASTONISHED THE NATIVES.
Publication of Tax'Returns, at Wll
llameton Causes a Commotion.
Wllliamston, Oct. 21.?The publica?
tion of the tax returns in the William?
ston Advertiser last week has caused
considerable comment The Adver?
tiser merely published the record that
men and women had made for them?
selves, and In no way responsible for
that record, but there are some pro?
perty owners who are "sore" over the
publication of the returns. ?
Gross inequalities were revealed by
the publication of the returns. Pro?
perty in adjoining lots has been re
turnel and passed upon by the board
of equalization at the most flagant |
inequality in amounts. It has been
revealed that there are several pro?
perty holders in Williamston whose
returns have been at not more than 10
per cent, of the value of their real
estate, and in a few cases not more
than five per cent. Property on the
same street, only a few hundred feet
apart, has ben returned and accept?
ed by the board at figures most glar?
ingly unequal. Some of those who
have long been posing as being
among the largest property owners,
are shown to have been in reality
among the small tax payers, while en
Joying protecetion for considerably
more holdings than other people who
pay more taxes.
It Is freely predicted that the pub?
lication of the returns will cause a
very lifferent assessment next year, to
the advantage of the town and to the
equalizing of the amount of taxes
paid by different persons. The Ad?
vertiser is being Warmly commended
by many of the best people of the
town for having rendered so consipcu
ous ? service to the community.
'Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
become famous for its cures of
coughs, colds, croup and influenza.
Try it when in need. It contains no
harmful substance and always gives
prompt relief. Sold by W. W. Si
War has again broken out In Santa
Domingo after I protracted peace ex?
tending over weeks, if not months.?
Roth Boys Saved.
?i^Miis Boon, a lending merchant
of Norw.iv. IflOh.i Writes; "Thier l?')t
DeS of Foley's Homy and Tar abso?
lutely cured my boy of a severe
OOttghi and a neighbor's boy, who was
so ill with a cold that the doctors
gaw him up, was cured by taking
IFoley's Honey and Tar." Nothing
else is as sare and certain in results.
Siberia Drug Storo.
A STRANGE OVERSIGHT.
State Fair Officials Say They Will Not
Charge for Reserved Scats on Taft
Cdlumbia, Oct. 24.?The announce?
ment is made by President John G.
Mobley. of the State Fair Associa?
tion, that there will be no charge at
the State Fair to hear President Taft
speak, or any other charge than the
usual admission to their entire
It was thought by many that an
extra fee would be charged for re?
served seats on President Taft's day,
which is on November 6, but this will
not be the case.
The general admission fee will be
50 cents, as in tb*? past.
FIRST BOTANICAL GARDEN.
Established by John Bart rani hi 1730,
It Still Flourishes.
The first botanical garden in Ameri?
ca was established near Philadelphia
about 1730 by John Bartram, a Qua?
ker, who was also the first native
American botanist. It was a small
affair (the entire property comprised
only five acres) and a part of the lim?
ited space was occupied by the house,
built by his own hands; but the gar?
den was a remarkable project indeed
for those days, and is known to have
contained many choice specimens.
William Bartram, son of John, is
perhaps better known as a botanist
because of the fact that his account
of his extended travels in the South -
ern Atlantic States was published and
contains many important observations
upon the plants of the regions ex?
plored by him. He maintained the
garden established by his father and
after his death the property remained
in the hands of owners who were
deeply concerned in its preservation
for many years.
During a short period of neglect se?
rious damage was done to the old
garden, but within the last twenty
years it has become the property of
the city of Philadelphia and is now a
city park. "According to The Journal
of the New York Botanical Garden
its collection of trees and shrubs has
always been notable and the old
house is still in an excellent state of
The second American botanic gar?
den in North America was also near
Philadelphia and was established in
1773 by Humphry Marshall, a first
cousin of John "Hartram^ and like
him a Quaker. The old garden has
long since passed into a state of de?
cay, but the house built by Marshall
with his own hands in 1773 Is still
in an excellent state of preservation.
Humphry Marshall has the distinc?
tion of having written the first botan?
ical work ever published In the United
State, an account of our native trees
and shrubs, printed at Philadelphia
in the latter part of the year 1785.?
New York Sun.
BOND COMPANY PAYS SHORTAGE
Reported That $20,000 Has Been
Paid Over in the Hampton Muddle.
Columbia, Oct. 21.?It is under?
stood on goqd authority that the
bonding company has paid $20.000 in
the matter of the Langford shortage
in Hampton County. County Treas?
urer Langford was found short in his
accounts to the extent of approxi?
mately $24,000. He was under bond
in the sum of $20.000. It is stated
that the bonding company has agreed
to pay the $4.000 balance, if the State
will establish in caurt that this
amount of the $24,000 shortage oc?
curred during the previous terms of
of office. The shortage, it is alleged,
occurred in the last term of Mr.
I*angford, and the contention of the
bonding company is that they do not
wish to pay the entire $24,v00, if that
amount is found short in one term of
office, when the bond was only $20,
0000, but will pay the entire $24,000,
if the shortage occurred in more than
Comptroller General Jones investi?
gated the matter and made report on
it, finding the shortage to be aproxi
mately $24,000. When the time for
settlement came the bonding com?
pany refused to pay up unless some
one representing the State should go
over the books with a representative
Of theirs. Attorney General Lyon
named Mr. E. H. Townsend as the
representative of the state. The
books were gone over and the inves?
tigation of Comptroller General Jones
Was not challenged.
In the Infant Class.
One day last year, a few days after
the holidays, while on ihe street a ar,
I noticed a little girl with a doll in
her arms which was almost as big as
she was. The conductor came to col?
lect the fare. He looked at the c*hihl
and then similingly said, "Why, she
only ( ame a few days ago, ami no one
has to day until they are lour years
old." The Delineator.
?Hoarseness in a child subject to
oroup Is a sure indication oi! the ap
Uefi want to be cured, take Chamber
mill*! Cough Remedy. Sold by W. W.
GREAT WILD WEST SHOW.
First and Only Visit of Col. Cody
Buffalo Bill to Sumter.
Major John M. Burke, long asso?
ciated with Col. Cody, Buffalo Bill,
on the plains, on tours through Eu?
rope and America and one of the last
Indian Peace Commissioners (the
Maj. Gen. Jesse M. Lee) in the final
(the Ghost Dance) Indian war was in
our city Friday.
The Xo. 3 Advertising Car under
charge of Mr. H. E. Butler was also
at the station renewing and finishing
up the announcements.
Major Burke desires us to assure
the public of Sumter and surround?
ing country that Col. Cody, Buffalo
Bill, will be here in person and lead
the host of horsemen in the arena.
Also that the entire outfit, man for
-man and horse for horse will be here
the same as in New York, Chicago
and the capital cities.
All the gems of the real Wild West,
episodes connected with Col. Cody's
personal experience and that aston
Col. Cody, "Bnffalo Bill."
ished the capitals of the world, will
be given here for the first time with
the remit celebrated last of the scouts,
present in person. For instance the
Battle of Summit Springs actually oc?
curred in 1869 in which he killed the
Tnd.an Chief Tall Bull will be given.
Besides the Wild West numbers
this season people from around the
world, from points visited by our fleet
have been added in collossal pageant
In Pawnee Hill's Far Best.
The combined Wild W^st am Great
Far K?st will give our citizens an op?
portunity to see In the same arena
types of tribes and families from
around the world. North and South
America. India, Asia, Africa, Aus?
tralia, Japan, Eurtjpe, and the Is?
lands of the Indian Ocean have been
searched for specimens of human
character in their costumes and cus?
toms. All of these are shown in a
series of acts and scenes which tell
their own story, and teach a lesson on
geography and anthropological study
obtainable in no other way or man?
Hundreds of horses, with musical?
ly trained elephants, camels, and oth?
er animals will appear, daring riders
of many nations and climes, athletic
feats of all nations are included in
this extrordinary combination.
No street parade is given as every
energy is devoted to snappy, ginger?
ly performances. Major Burke says
it is highly probable that this will be
the only visit Col. Cody will be able
to make to our city as the plans for
three years at least hardly cover one
half the grand empire.
?If people with symptoms of kid?
ney or bladder trouble could realize
their danger they would without loss
of time commence taking Foley's
Kidney Remedy. This great remedy
stops the pain and the irregularities,
strengthens and builds up these or?
gans and there is no danger of
Bright's disease or other serious dis?
order. Do not disregard the early
symptoms. Sibert's Drug Store.
THEY NEVER FAIL.
That is What Tlicy Say About Them
in Sumter, and It Is Therefore, Re?
Another proof, more evidence,
Sumter testimony to swell the long
list of local people who endorse the
old Quaker remedy, Doan's Kidney
Pills. Read this convincing endorse?
ment of that remarkable prepara?
Wm. Burdell, living at 211 Church
St., Sumter, S. C, says: "I can
highly recommend Doan's Kidney
pills for backache and kidney trou?
ble. I suffered from backache and
sharp shooting pains through my
loins, could not rest well at night and
In the morning would be very lame
and stiff. I was also caused much
annoyance during the night by the
frequent passages of the kidney se?
cretions. Doan's Kidney Pills were]
recommended to me, 1 procured them j
at China s drug store and can truth- i
fully state that they gave Die great
relief. For some time I have been
free from backaches and pains, the
kidney secretions are clear and I do
not have to arise at night. 1 feel so
much better in every way that I can
highly recommend Doan's Kidne)
Pills to any person suffering from
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
Foster Milburn Co., Buffalo, New
York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?
tako no other. No, 3.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been "
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per*
j5^*^V sonal supervision since its infancy*
f-CCccA^i 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?
What is CASTORIA *
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare*
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and aHays Fcverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and W ind 4
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation '
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
8tomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend*
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Sears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TMC ?INTAUR COMPANY, TT MURRAY ?TRCCT, MCW YORK CITY.
Birnie's Drug Store,
ft W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
CHOICE PERFUMES AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES
AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, A
FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND
TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: ::
OUR MOTTO: PURE IND RELIABLE fiOOCS.
Our stock is complete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
the growth of our lumber
has beer something phenomenal,and
is due to strict adherence to sound
business principles. Always provid?
ing full measures and the highJfe
Qualities of well-seasoned lumber, ?v
have succeeded in retaining all of
our old customers, and in attracting
new ones all the time. For reliable
lumber at fair prices and prompt de?
liveries, come to us.
The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Fact^
J. W. McKeiver. - - Proprietor.
Farmers1 Bank & Trust Go.
Satisfaction with one's efforts put the brakes on progress.
There is a future ahead of the fellow who is sorry when the
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Company is continually reaching
out for new business, and is getting it. If you are not a patron
we invite you to become one*
C. G. ROWLAND, Pres. R. L. EDMUNDS. Cashier. GUY L. WARREN, Teller,
A. S, MERRIMAN, Bookkeeper. H. L McCOY. Asst. Bookkeeper.
Seed Oats, Seed Wheat
Appier and Red Rust Proof.
Smooth and Bearded Varieties
Seed Rye and Barley.
-Grain Pasture Mixture
Composed at Winter Turf Oats, Wheat, Rye, Barley
and Vetch. The best winter Horse, Cow and Hog
Pasture you can possibly plant. :: :: ::
THERE WILL BE A ROLLER FLOUR MILL IN SUMTER BY JAN. 1910,
BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER,