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RAAMUSttKN (X)NHHMH STORY.
Rspsau Assertion of Hin Confidence
Ca Dr. Cook and Rotte vee In Truth of
Copenhagen. Oct. 15.?Knud Ra<
museen. the Danish explorer, whose
name has been closely associated
with the North Pols controversy, ar?
rived here today on the government
steamer Hans Agede from Greenland.
Questioned .as to his views on Dr.
Cook's expedition he repeated tho
statement made by him In a letter to
his wife that hs confidently believed
Dr. Cook rsachcd the pols. Hs sa<i
ha had seen Dr. Cook's diary and
could not believe It false.
Rasmusssa will rsturn to Greenland
neat spring and will proceed to Ktah.
where he hopes to meet the two Eski?
mos who were Dr. Cook's sole com?
panions on the latter part of his jour?
COTTON GINN ERA' REPORT
less Crop Very Short aa Compared
WHh ltoa Decrease Is 7*0,575.
Washington. Oct. 15.?Ths census
bureau today issued a report showing
that l.f 11,591 bales, counting round
bales aa half bales, had been ginned
IT sen the growth of 190? to October
It. as compared with 6.296.16? tor
INI. 4.410.158 for 1907 and 4,931.011
The report showed that 513.616
bales had been glnnsd In Alabama, as
compared with ?94.104 In 1901: 117,
?41 In Arkansas, as compared with
147.44? 14,017; In Florida, as com?
pared with 14,017; 1,111.7000 In Geor?
gia, as compared with 1.119.11t; 144,
tfl In Louisiana, as compared with
tft.ttt; 191.414 In Mississippi, as
compared with 111.199; 151.245 in
North Carolina, as oompared with
17t.Hl; 119.170 in Oklahoma, as
compared with 132.556; 622,270 in
South Carolina, as compared with
ttO.tTS; 191.190 In Tennessee, as
compared with 111.071; 1,172.111 In
Texas, as compared with 1,047,79t,
and 19.799 In all other states, as com?
pared With 23,623.
In this report 17,864 round bales
were Included, as compared with 118,
ttO for 1909. 97.967 for 1907, and
111.144 for 1901. The number of sea
Island bales included was 16,230, as
oompared with 11,011 for 1908, 18.
TTI for 1907 and 1.091 for 1906.
The bureau announced that the in?
dividual returns of sinners had alter?
ed the report of cotton ginned to Sop
totnber 15 so that the corrected num?
ber of bal?s ginned to that date was
DOCTOR HELD FOR MURDER.
Alleged Kley er of Miss MlUman to be
Detroit. Mich.. Oct.* 25.?After
Chauffeur Jos. W. Leach had testified
In police court this afternoon that on
the night of August 27. he drove Dr.
George A. Frltch from the physician's
office to Ecorse Creek, where the doc?
tor threw into the water three sacks
which they had taken from hla office,
Dr. Frltch was held for trial In the
Recorder's Court on the charge of
manslaughter In connection with the
death of Miss Maybolle MlUman, or
Miss Mlllmsn's body was found In
three sections In sucks in Ecorse
Creek, and the lower Detroit Liver
early in September. The body bore
evidence, the police and county physi?
cians were satisfied, that a criminal
operation had been performed or at?
At the conclusion of Leach's cross
examination Attorney Lodge, for Dr.
Frltch, made an unsuccessful attempt
to have the complaint dismissed on
the ground that the evidence necessary
to establish the manslaughter charge
had not been presented.
EXCURSION TO CHARLESTON.
On Areount of the Visit of President
For the above occasion the Atlan?
tic Coast Line offers very low round
trip rates to Charleston from Sumter,
Flort.tce. Hardeevllle. Young's Is?
land. Ehrhardts, and Intermediate
Tickers will be sold for trains
scheduled to arrive Charleston by 5.18
p. m. November 5th. limited to return
until the following day.
Mr. Taft la due to arrive Charles?
ton Friday afternoon November 5th
and will meet and address the people
that evening, thereby giving every
visitor sn 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. CRAIO. T. C. WHITE,
Pas. Treffe Mgr. Gen. Pas. Agt.
WILM1NOTON. N. C.
Ralston Roberts Coffin, who was
ths youngest man who ever rode In a
varsity boat at Poughkeepsle, and a
member of the Columbia football
team of 1899, which defatsd Tale,
died recently in New Tork.
MACK DROPS BRYAN?
Democratic National Chairman Said
To bo Grooming- Harmon for Neat
Buffalo, N. Y.. Oct. 26.?The Na?
tional Monthly, edited by Chairman
Norman Mack, of the Democratic na?
tional committee gives considerable
space in Its November number to an
article by Judson Harmon. Governor
of Ohio, in which he bitterly assails
the Republican Administration at
Washington on account of the new
tariff bill and other alleged political
Governor Harmon was the principal
speaker on "Democratic Day" at the
Texas Stats Fair, on October 6, and
his address there, taken in connection
with his article In Chairman Mack's
National Monthly, has given rise to
the statement In political quarters In
close relation with Mr. Mack, that the
chairman of the Democratic national
committee has dropped William J.
Bryan, of Nebraska, as a presidential
possibility and Is now engaged In
grooming Governor Harmon for the
Democratic presidential nomination
YOUNG MAN FATALLY HURT.
Mr. R. U Smith Thrown From Hand
Car Near Kutaw Springs.
Ferguson, Oct. 25.?A very sad ac?
cident ocourred Saturday night on
the Atlantic Coast Line railroad track
near Eutaw Springs. Mr. R. L. Smith,
of Tennessee, was thrown from a
hand car and Injured Internally and
died In Eutawville Saturday night.
Mr. Smith was going from Ferguson
to Eutawville on a hand car worked
by four negroes, and when the party
came to a very sharp curve In the
track, near Eutaw Springs, they
struck a heavy piece of timber, which
had evidently been placed there by
some very heartless person with evil
Intent. The speed at which the car
was going, combined with the sharp
curve, caused the car to be thrown
from the track. Mr. Smith was thrown
from his seat against the ties, causing
his shoulder to be broken. The no*
groes were also thrown off, but tbelr
injuries were very slight.
earmark's Beautiful Tribute to the
The following is an extract from
Carmack's famous speech which Is
said to have won him his seat in the
United States senate:
"I speak, sir, for my native South.
It IS a land that has known sorrows;
a land that has broken the ashen
crust and moistened it with its tears;
a land scarred and riven by the plow?
share of war and billowed with the
graves of her dead, but a land of leg?
end, a land of song, a land of hallow?
ed and heroic memories.
"To this land every drop of my
blood, every fiber of my being, every
pulsation of my heart Is consecrated
"I was born of her womb, I was
nurtured at her breast, and when my
last hour shall come I pray God that
I may be pillowed upon her bosom
and rocked to sleep within her tender
and encircling arms."
STABLFA BURNED IN MANNING.
Fire SupiMwed to Have Started From
Manning, Oct 26.?The large
stables belonging to R. D. Clark were
burned today about noon. In these
buildings were stored some corn and
hay and farming implements, which
were also destroyed. Buildings were
Insured for 6400; none on the con?
tents. There are a number of resi?
dences surrounding these stables,
being burned, and would very likely
which were at one time in danger of
have been but for the good work of
the fire company. It is supposed that
the Mrs started from a lighted cigar or
A Story Is told of a well known
money lender of Louisville who lost
a pocketbook containing several hun?
dred dollars In bills, not long ago,
say* The I^oulsvllle Times.
It was two weeks before his "lost
ad" brought results. One murnlng a
man entered his office, said he had
come In response to the "ad" and ask?
ed the money lender to describe the
property. The description was satis?
factory and the finder threw the wal?
let on the table.
"There it Is," he said, "please count
the contents and see if the money is
The money lender, elated to And his
pocketbook, carefully counted the
bills. Then he took a piece of blank
paper and for five minutes figured
studiously. Turning in his chair he
"Yes, the money is all there, but 1
guess you owe me seventy-five cents
It's hard to convince a man that he
Is the real thing when a bigger man
has him down.
Reward lor Honesty.
DI3ASTROTJS FLOOD IN MEXICO.
Cloudburst Does Incalculable Damage,
lu State of Tobaseo.
Mexico City, Oct. 26.?An estimated
loss of five million of pesos, includ?
ing crops and fine hard woods, two
I lives known to be lost, and many
others, it is feared, sacrificed in the
I floods, hundreds of homes in country
and town washed away and thousands
of head of cattle drowned are the
known results of the disastrous cloud?
burst and storm that broke over the
State of Tobaseo yesterday, following
twenty-one days of incessant rain all
over this region. Rivers are out of
their banks, towns are inundated,
thousands homeless and no relief is
yet in sight. *
From north to south, extending
across the State from the Mescalpa
and the Qrijalva rivers, which takes
the two names after forking near
Hulnaguilto to the banks of the Us
maclnta, which for a short distance
marks the boundary between Chia?
pas and Guatemala, the entire coun?
try is a total waste. Only the high
mountains villages and) plateau farms
escaped from the terrific onslaught of
Five hundred families are home?
less in the city of Alasta alone. Oth?
er cities and towns inundated are:
Jalapa, Tlacotalpam, Tlapa, Santa
Rosa and a number of smaller villages
along the Mescalpa River, while the
south border of the State of Jonu?
ta, Palisada and Santa Rita in the
valley of the Usumacinta River are
badly damaged as the result of the
A total of thirty-two and a half in?
ches of water has fallen in the State
in three weeks, which is the record,
for water fall in thirty-two years. A
large part of the lower section of
San Juan Bautista Is under water.
'The Barrio of Santa Crus has been
totally depopulated and the water is
three and four feet deep in many
houses. Temporary lodging houses
have been fitted up by the authorities
of San Juan Bautista and more than
a thousand people are being.fed and
lodged at the city's expense. So com?
plete la the inundation of Santa Rosa
that it resembles the arm of the sea.
Streets, parks and gardens are inun?
dated by three feet of water and the
population is living on roots, shiver?
ing and strving, praying for the wa?
ters to recede.
Jalapa suffered heavy losses on ac?
count of flood and many Indian huts
have been destroyed compelling the
occupants to seek relief from the
town authorities. Similar conditions
prevail at Tlacotalpam and Tlapa.
Reports from the interior state that
the storm accompanying the heavy
lain was the most destructive known
in the section in years. Forests jof
mohogany and cadar were uprooted
by the force of the wind and rain,
and thousands of trees washed away.
Cattle ranches also suffered heavily,
stock being drowned as the herds
fled from the big rain and were wash?
ed iijto the treacherous streams.
Every crop in the State traversed
by the storm is thought to be destroy?
ed, while thousand of acres are un?
der water. The State Government is
assisting the stricken citiea and It
is likely the Government will send
out an appeal to the Federal Govern?
ment for aid.
HOW THE DRUG MAX "STUNG."
Mixed Up a Few Things For 10 Cents;
Cot 50 For It.
(From the Philadelphia Telegraph.)
Dr. Charlie Hearn, of Swarthmore,
always has a new joke to tell, and in
his latest a prominent advertising
man of this city was the victim. The
latter had a touch of indigestion, and,
meeting a doctor who was a friend of
his upon the street, asked him what
to take for it.
"A little bicarbonate of soda, a few
drops of aromatic spirits of ammonia
and some water," advised his medical
"Write it down, will you, Doc?"
asked the advertiser. The doctor did
so. The man went directly to a drug
store, Dr. Hearn says, and asked for
five cents' worth of bicarbonate of so?
da and also five cents' worth of aro?
matic spirits of ammonia. The drug
clerk got them for him and was wrap?
ping them when the purchaser pulled
the prescription blank from his pock?
et. "Say," ho asked, "this just says
put them in some water. How much
ought I to use?"
The druggist leaned forward and
took the blank. "I ll fix it," he said,
A little later he came back with a
"I added the water," ho said,
triumphantly; "60 cents, please."
"Fifty cents," roared the customer.
"You said it was only 10 cents! Do
you usually charge 40 cents for a bot?
tle of water?"
The druggist frowned. This is a
prescription," he said, "and we never
put one up for less than 50 cents."
And the customer, whispering
"stung!" left the shop, wiser and
poorer by 40 cents.
Send us your j b work.
DR. FR?SER HAS ACCEPTED.
Will Become Head of Theological
Seminary?(Has Resigned as Pastor
Of Staunton, Va., Church.
Staunton, Va., Oct. 24.?Rev. Dr.
A. M. Fraser, for 16 years pastor of
First Presbyterian church here, ten?
dered his resignation today to take
effect in December, 1910.
After repeated calls he has accept?
ed the presldncy of Columbia Tholog
ical Seminary, Columbia, S. C. He
formerly in South Carolina. Dr. Fra?
ser is one of the best known and most
influential preachers in the Southern
Presbyterian church.-^-Baltimore Sun.
The Craving for Drink Not Inherited.
Alexander Lambert, M. D., in "Hope
for the the Victims of Narcotics."
printed in "Success Magazine," says:
The cause and effects of alcoholism
form a vast subject about which
much truth and many falsehoods
have been written. The falsehoods
have done more than a passing harm,
for they have caused in the minds of
the ignorant a disbelief in the truth,
and the strict truth displays a terrible
picture. The use of alcohol is the
most common and wide-spread of all
the narcotics, and unlike morphine
and cocaine it may be indulged in
modestly without ever being taken to
excess; but, also unlike morphine and
cocaine, when used even in modera?
tion it may cause pathologic changes
in the body, and when taken to excess
invariably produces degenerative
changes in the various viscera.
Alcohol has a curious selective ac?
tion, and as individuals react differ?
ently to equal doses, so, too, do in?
dividuals show different pathologic
changes from equal indulgence. The
brain and central nervous system, or
the heart and arteries, or the liver
and kidneys, may each separately
bear the brunt of the alcoholic poison.
Thus the brain and nervous system
may entirely escape the poison, and
the individual die of cardiac or other
visceral degenerations; or the brain
and nervous system may become early
degenerated and the viscera escape,
and the chronic alcoholic live long
years, a nuisance and a curse to his
community. Unfortunately, when al?
coholic excesses are committed in the
youthful, formative period of life, the
brain and nervous system are the
more prone to be affected. The man
who indulges in alcoholic excesses is
like a man who recklessly signs sight
drafts which he never expects to be
cashed in, but when overtaken with
acute disease or accident these drafts
are cashed in with pitiless insistence.
The effects of alcohol do not always
remain confined to the generation
which commits the over-indulgence,
since idlacy, epilepsy, moral danger*
acy and weakened, unstable mentality
are more often found in the children
of alcoholic parents than in those of
I non-alcoholic parentage The actual
thirst or craving is not inherited, but
the weaker moral character which is
bequeathed easily gives way t*o any
temptation and quickly forms habits
of excessive indulgence.
Tommy Tuff seemed particular)'
obtuse that morning, but "dear teach?
er" was determined to make him un?
der stand, says the Catholic Standard
and Times. "You say you own a dog
Tommy," she said. "Then you have a
quadruped, don't you see?" "No'm,"
replied Tommy. "But I explained to
you a moment ago that any animal
with four legs was a quadruped."
"Yes'm, but Buster lost one w* hisn't
flghtin' a trolley car-"
TO REBUILD RAILROAD.
Contractors Who Will Improve Line
From Florence to Wadesboro at
Florence, Oct. 26.?The Ferguson |
Contracting Company, which was
award* 1 th*- contract lor the recr.Ud
Ing of the Cheraw and Darlington
and the Cheraw and Salisbury Rail
road from Florence to Wadesboro, N. j
C, a distance of sixty-five miles, has |
established headquarters at Florence,
and has secured offices In the Mason?
ic Temple building, second floor. Mr.
Robert C. Chase, of this city, is in
charge of the office.
The contractors are now at work
securing material and securing and
organizing their help, after which ac?
tual work of grading and constructing
It is stated that the work on the
road between Florence and' Cheraw
will not need very much grading ex?
cept at what Is ? known as Berkley's
grade, about two miles south of So?
ciety Hill. At that point the reverse
curves will be cut out entirely, and
the grade reduced to a minimum.
The line will be run ?.irect'y through
the old mill pond that the old line
runs around, which necessitated the
Another matter of importance wHl
be the entrance and passing through
Cheraw, Darlington and Florence, at
which points considerable changes
trill be made.
On the Cheraw and Salisbury Road,
between Cheraw and Wadesboro, it Is
stated that very nearly five-eighths of
the road-bed will be new entirely, at
some points the new road-bed will be
very nearly a mile away from the >hl.
and some of the towns that are now
on the railroad will be left high and
dry a mile away.
What Shall We Do for the Old?
In Germany, in Denmark, in Aus?
tralia, and now in England, a new
policy has teen adopted toward the
old. The pall of fear which has hung
over the hungry, naked old men for
centuries is lifted, says Walter Weyl
in an absorbing article in "Success
Magazine." To every man who has
labored in his lifetime a pension is
granted, and whether he contributes
to this pension dlrecetly and compul
sorlly, as in Germany, or indirectly
through his labor, as in England, he
receives in his old age a fixed weekly
stipend which is not dishonoring or
rooted in charity. The pension paid
by the German or English State to its
old is as much a reward of labor as
is the wage which is found in the
Old-age pensions are not the end,
but the beginning of the problem. A
pension is a good thing, but It Is not
so good as the chance to work. When
i by preventing child-labor, industrial
accidents, remediable illness, stock
watering, and other wholesale spolia?
tion not only of city workmen, but of
j farmers, professional men, and men
I an*1 women of small property, we
1 shall have struck at the root of much
of our senile poverty, we shall have
made the drawing of old-age pensions
i a universal right which will be only
occasionally exercised. The pension
will be opened to all who need it, but
the need will be less. If our civiliza?
tion is to 1-e worth while, the solution
of the problem of poverty in old age
will eventually be found in prevention
quite as much as in cure.
If you would be happy, let your
memory go and cutlvate your forget
BOY'S PRIZE CORN CROF.
A Bascom Usher, of Bright* Hie,
Marlboro County, Grows 1521 1-8
Bushels on an Acre In Coolest-?In?
The reports of the resulte obtained)
hy the several contestants .participat?
ing in the State Cereal Grower0' Con?
test are beginning to reach ibe ?fflce
of the department of agriculture and
the showing that ig being made In?
dicates that wonderful resuh? have
been obtained in the matter of intelli?
gent corn growing during this past
year. The State commission H *r?>
ranging its prizes provided for a priae
for boya and permitted the boys par?
ticipating in the State contest to also
participate in Dr. Knapp's Ui?Med
States Farm demonstration work con?
tests for school boys with a free trip*
to Washington as one of the prises,
The first boy's report to reach Ce*a
missioner Watson has delighted bins
beyond all measure as it comes freu?
a Marlboro lad, residing in Brlghts
ville township in Marlboro county and
shows a production of 152 1-12 bush?
els on one acre, which is far'better
than any result obtained by any
grown up farmer in last year's Mate
contest. The first prise then having;
gone to a production of 137 3-8 bush?
Not alone is the total result one of
value, but the report shows that tae>
lad used seed that be obtained from*
the winner of last year's State res
test. Furthermore, the manual show?
ing every step of cultivation, applica?
tion of fertilizer, etc., has been kept
in the most creditable manner amdl
the boy obtained bis result at a total1
expense of $55, and sold His crop in?
cluding seed and fodder for $335, all
of the seed being sold for seed pur?
The boy's name is A. Bascom Ush?
er. Commissioner Watson states *
bushel of this corn in the ear will be
placed on exhibit at the State Fair irs
the field crops department.
It is interesting to note. In this
regard that the Drake world's record
of 1889 on a single acre was . 255?
bushels and the Tindal, 1906 world'*
prize yield was 182, the second prize
being won with 131 bushels. It Is also
interesting to note that he Tindal
crop was raised at a total expense of
$56.25, and his total receipts from the?
crop were $423.00.
A GREAT FEATURE.
Of the South (Carolina State Fair at
Columbia Will be the VU4t of Pros
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. L. which will make frequent
Saturday, November 6th, will be
When the President will meet andf
address tne 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 te?
rates, schedules and tickets.
W. J. CRAIG, T. C. WHITE,
Pas. Traffic Mgr. Gen. Pat. Agt.
WILMINGTON. N. C.
We have just re?
ceived a implete
assortment of the
m o 8 t desirable
Etulbs, and would
be pleased to have
you inspect them.
DUTCH ROMAN HYACINTHS.
Charles Dickens, Rose.
Gen. Pelissier, Deep
Grandeur a ' Merveille,
Ozar Peter, Light Por
Early White, (extra se?
Early Light Rose.
A VERY POPULAR MIXTURE.
Adopted for bedding
and outdoor planting
and can be used for pot
culture. Consists of
Rose and Pink shades,
Pure White sorts, Dark
Blue and Purple, and
other shades. These are
single and double.
Artus, Deep Scarlet,
Large Trumpet Narcissus.
IViianih Primrose, Trumpet
Perianth. Snow White, Tri?
umph Rieh Yellow.
Golden Spur, ^MYiil5r
Trumpet Major, ?
SINGLE VARITIES OF NARCISSUS.
A splendid mixture, consisting
of many fine varities, and none of
the undesirable kinds. Certain
to prove satisfactory.