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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1909.
?4 Use Pontoflloe At Sumter, 8.
C, a* Second Class Matter.
Rsv. Tracy Munnsrlyn, of Pine
wood, spent Tuesday In town.
Mrs. Am O. Warren la visiting In
Dr. W. W. Slbert returned Mon
day from a visit to McCormicas.
Mlaaaa Lemmie and Mabel Bowman
went to Columbia Tueaday.
Mrs. R H. Jennings, of Orangue
barg. la visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Parry Moses, Sr.
Mr. Hugh Phslps Is spending some?
time in tbs city.
Mr. Bartow Walah, Jr.. left Wed?
nesday for Augusta. Oa., where he
will be employed In the office of ft I
well known architect of that city.
Mr. A. D. Harby went to St. Louis
on business, aeveral daya ago.
Mr. Oeo. Dial, of Columbia, waa in
the city on business Wednesday.
Mrs. Walter Dour, of Georgetown,
spent Tuesday with Mrs. B. S. Booth.
Mrs. Walter Reueker, of Charles?
ton, spent Wsdnesdsy in the city with
her mother. Mrs. J. C. Dove.
Mrs, Vernon Baldwin. Misses Mild?
red Thomas and Edith Evans went to
Dr. C. C Brown went to Charleston
Mtasea Uta Davis. Zola Wilson and
Sudle Furman went to Charleston
Mrs. 8. M. Pierson went to Char?
Mrs. W. U. Cutttno Is spending a
fsw days in Charleaton.
Miss Ellen T. Harrell left Thursday
morning for Latlmer. whsrs ahe will
Mr. A. D. Harby returned Thursday
from a bualneas trip to St. Louis.
Mr. K. I. Manning has gons to
Clem son College, to attend a meet?
ing of the board of trustees.
Mr. W. B. Upshur want to Colum?
bia oa business Thursday.
Ms. and Mrs. W. P. Newman, of
Elliott, after apending n fsw days In
Charleston, were In the city Thursday
on their way home. They ware ac
oesapanled by Mrs C. M. Mims.
Attention la Invited to the adver?
tisement of Albert's Drug Store, ad?
vertising n full selection of bulba.
Cotton passed the fourteen cents
snark on the lacal market Thursday,
The avemge price paid by local buy
em wss 14 cents, and for grades above
middling higher prices were paid.
The mills continue to advertise that
they are shutting down and curtail?
ing, but the price of cotton goes right
on up. The European mills are buy?
ing the cotton and If the mills in
sight of tbs cotton fields do not look
out they will be buying cotton In Liv?
erpool before the next crop is readv
for the gins.
The beer dispensary has sold out
and has been cloaed. All of the bulk
liquors st the wsrehouse have been
bottled and transferred to the county
dlspenaary and the warehouse has
been closed. The st***"*" "ai the county
dispensary Is very much depleted and
Is being closed out rapidly and there
la every rnsson to believe that no
stock will be left on hand on Nov.
Presslrv Wltherspoon. colored, was
shot through the mouth Tuesday night
by Jno. Krown, In a row that occurred
a: ledle Pope's house on West Lib?
erty atreet. The bullet entered the
h ft cheek and passed out the right.
? making a painful but no* dnngeroua
wound. The house of the Pope wo
man la outside the city limits and Is
the scene of more lawlessness than
any place In the vicinity of the city,
hut the police jagsjg cannot raid It I
alld are twgfef<>re heiple - to <uppr?ss
Main Mr??et macadam Is t > be re?
paired, f-r which we are all thank?
ful, but It Is to be regretted th*t the
financial r oubtlon of th. < ity does not
warrant the repaying of the street
I vitrified brick or blthultthic pave?
ment. Miu .iditm Is preferable to sand
or mod, but at best Is a poor substi?
tute fr?r real paving on a business
th -rouKhfare. Where m.n ..,i,.rn is
constantly flooded with wat.r bv ;i
streef spi inkier and swept anil aerftn
ed sad brushed dally It does not lust
long. The surface Is soon swept away
nnd carped off and nothing but the
large rocka left. It might be more
satisfactory and last longer If It were
sprinkled thoroughly three or four
tlmea n year with a good roud oil.
Such as baa been used with much
ssjneess and satisfaction In many aec
tiona of the country. The oil la said
to keep down the dust better than
water and serves as a binder to keep
the surface smooth and hard.
Lynchburg. Oct. 26.?Mrs. Mary
Susanna McElveen, age 41 years, of
South Lynchburg, died last night at
Mood's Infirmary. She Is survived hy
a husband, Mr. H. T. McElveen, six
children and four brothers. Mrs. Mc?
Elveen had been sick: for some months
and was finally operated upon as a
last effort to save her life, but she
only lived a little over a day after
the operation. She was a woman of
very estimable character and had a
large circle of friends and relatives,
all of whom will deeply feel her loss.
Her funeral will take place Wed?
nesday at 10 a. m., at Trinity Ceme?
tery, of which church she was a de?
Capt Ell M. Cooper died at his
home near Mayesville Wednesday
night at 7 o'clock, after a long illness.
The funeral which was held in the
Mayesville Presbyterian church
Thursday afternoon was attended by
a very large congregation. Capt..'
Cooper was one of the best known
and most popular men of the Mayes?
ville section and his death causes sad?
ness and a feeling of personal be?
reavement to many. For several years
he had been In failing health and for
months had been unable to leave his
home, but to the end he was the same
brave spirit that faced four years of
war and the trying era of reconstruc?
tion undaunted and with cheerful for?
titude. Capt. Cooper served from the
beginning to the end of the war as a
member of the South Carolina Sharp?
shooters. During the reconstruction
era and especially in the Hampton
campaign, he was regarded as one of
the most active and wisest of the lead?
ers of the Democracy of Sumter
county. He Is survived by a wife and
State vs. E. A. Jackson, forgery; the
defendant not being present the case
was continued and a bench warrant
issued and an order signed directing
tr^t a rule to show cause against his
bondsmen why the bond should not
State vs. Isaac Mallard, disposing of
property under Hen; continued.
The trial of E. A. Jackson for ob?
taining goods under false pretences,
which was started Tuesday was con?
cluded Wednesday with a verdict of
State vs. Cnrtls Ford, house-break
!ng and grand larceny. Not guilty.
A motion for new trial In the ri se
of H. If, Berwick was heard and re*
fused. Mr. Barwh k not being prgfaal
a sealed aentence was handed the
clerk of court, which will be opened
when court convenea Monday morn?
Court adjourned until Monday
Work for Leisure Da^ys.
How about your wagons, buggies,
surrles, plows and other farming im?
plements? Do they need a coat of
new paint? If they have not been
painted since last summer, and have
been exposed to all kinds of weather,
they certainly do. If this is the case,
go and buy one quart of paint, one
pint of turpentine and a small brush.
Wash and clean the wagon or imple?
ment and see how much good your
paint will do, and see how much
space one quart will cover. If you
do not have enough, buy more, for
money spent painting your wagona
and farm machinery pays handsome
dividends. It will keep the air out
and will also prevent rain and water
from getting in and causing it to rot
or rust. It will look better and you
will be proud ?to see how much you
have accomplished. Besides it adds
to the life of your machinery.?T. D.
BrOWB, in Progressive Farmer.
Paid rV?urte?'ii Cents for Cotton.
St. Matthews. Oct. 26.?H. A. Ray- |
Mt>r. representing a Wilmington, X. C,
hrm paid 14 cents for cotton today.
This Is the highest point in the cotton
market for Calhoun county during the
Treasurer Landlord Indicted.
Hampton. S. C., Oct. 27.? Charged
with failure lO turn over 116,006 of
public funds to his successor, Formt r
Treasurer I.angford of Hampton
county was Indicted here today, In
its report the grand Jury also asks the
solicitor to submit a bill chaarging
Langford with embeaslement, a
bonding company's eheck fOf $20.000
recently was accepted h> the state in
settlencnt for Langford's shortage.
Francis '^athrop, a noted rural art?
ist, died of paralysis in the home of
his cousin, at Woodcliff Lake, N. J.,
Mr. Lathrop had been In ill health for
t*o years, after a series of paralytic
Dr. John A. Brashear, of Pittsburg,
la probably the most famous maker
of optical instruments, and the story
of his life is more than Interesting.
He started life as a rolling mill ma?
Bit; SAW MILL BURNED.
The Total Low* is Estimated at Fig?
ures Between $200,000 and $300,
Denmark, Oct. 27.?At 6 o'clock
this afternoon the plant of the Salka
hatchie Lumber Company at Schoe
fleld was burned and the loss is total.
Schoefleld, the site of the plant, is
The plant and lumber on hand was
estimated to bo worth between $250,
000 and $300,000. The fire is said to
have started in the dry kiln.
The manager of the company, Mr.
Pipher, is absent in the North.
35 LOST IN LINER'S WRECK.
Six Men, Who Clung to Rigging, the
Only Survivors of the Heetia's Crew.
Eastport, Me., Oct. 27.?The six
men who, half starved and benumb?
ed from exposure, were rescued from
their perilous postlon in the rigging
of the stranded steamer Hestia yes?
terday, are believed today to be the
only survivors of the forty-one men
and boys wno were aboard the Don?
aldson line when she struck the jag?
ged old Proprietor Ledge, off Seal
Cove, Grand Manan Island, on Mon?
day morning. Three bodies came
ashore on the southwest shore of No?
va Scotia today, two in a boat, which
drifted on the beach near Yarmouth,
and the third in another boat, which
was found near Salmon River, fifteen
miles farther north. There is little
doubt that these are the two boats
which started off from the wreck,
each well loaded with men. Up to
tonight the bodies had not been iden?
Recovering somewhat from their
awful experience, the men who es?
caped their companions' fate were
able to give more definite information
regarding what took pluoe after fhe
steamer went on the ledge. Thi?*d Mate
Stewart said that the Hestia reached
the end of her last voyage on Mon?
day Instead of Tuesday morning, as
had previously been supposed, and
that he and his five comrades, who
were unable to And places in the boats
which were launched when it was
decided to abandon the ship, remain?
ed lashed to the rigging for 38 hours
without food or water, before they
were taken off by the life-savers. One
of their number. Seaman Reene, was
lr I seriottl condition today, So far a?
can he ascertained tonight those 00
board the Hestia comprised Capt.
Newman, h crew of 35, three Cattle
men and two boys.
Horse Show Nov. 11.
The Horse Show which comes off
Thursday, Nov. 11 promises to be
much of a society event. This will be
the first big gathering of the fall and
the ladies are discussing their gowns
for the occasion. One caring to see
the latest styles in suits and hats
would be sure to attend. The flow?
er booths promise to match any cos?
tume present and will also be able
to supply the gentlemen with suitable
boutonnlers. Of course the Sumter
Band will be there; It would not be
any real Horse Show without the band
which has a whole lot of stirring
pieces for that afternoon.
The list of prizes and the names of
the generous donors will soon be pub?
lished. The Horse Show will be on
only the one afternoon-^Nov. 11. It
Is not a side attraction of an out door
carnival this year but the whole en?
tertainment in itself, and the Civic
League and its friends have engaged
themselves to make this one of the
most interesting and entertaining of
Sumter's many successful undertak?
The committees on the Horse Show
are as follows:
Held Committee?Mrs. Nina Solo?
mons, chairman; Mrs. Archie China.
Soliciting Entries?Mrs. W. G.
Stubbs. chairman, Mrs. U. S. Hood.
Soliciting and Giving Prizes?Mrs.
R, L. Wright, chairman; Mrs. Sydney
BtUbbS, Mrs. Schumacher, Mrs. W,
Programme?Mrs. Abo Ryttenberg,
chairman; Mrs. p. o. Leak.
Advertising?-Miss Armida Moses,
chairman; Mis. h. G, Osteen.
Decorations of Grounds?Mrs. s. H.
Edmunds, chairman; Mrs. ii. m. Ban
ders, Mrs. A. M. Bogln, Mis. Horace
Flowers rMre, John T, Green,
chairman. Miss Martha Wilson, Mrs.
RUtledge, Mrs. Walter Boyle, Mrs. W.
Candy Mrs. Harry Hood, chair?
man; Mrs. Perry Moses, Jr., Miss Min?
nie Moses, Miss Marguerite Cromer,
Miss Francesca Telcher,
The extent of China's coalfields has
been put at 40.000 square miles?
more than seventy times the agKre
gate extent of all the coalfields of
Why did the people who failed to
see Dr. Cook reach the summit of
Mount McKinley hold back their affi?
davits so long??Chicago Record
C, C. & O. SURVEY.
Work Done by Seaboard Air Line
Possibly Intended for C, C. & O.
IJne to the Sea.
Camden, Oct. 27.?The Seaboard
Air Line surveying party that has
been surveying between Lugoff and
Great Falls have completed their sur?
vey. They are now camping at Spald
ing a suburb of Camden. It is their
purpose to survey a line between
Camden and Great Falls on the east?
ern side of the Wateree river. If the
railroad runs from Lugoff to Great
Falls It will run four miles west of
Camden but, on the othei hand, if it
runs from Spalding to Great Falls it
will come into city limits.
It is said that the line will most
likely run from Spalding on account
of fewer hills and other advantages.
If the line comes to Camden by way
of Spalding it will be switched into
the Seaboard at that point and should
it eventually run to Charleston it will
use the Seaboard trestle over the Wa?
Some newspapers and people say
that this may some day be the Caro?
lina. Clinchfield & Ohio outlet to
What's In a Name.
An old German wearing a faded
blue coat and a campaign hat. limped
into the office of a palatial dog and
horse hospital bequeathed by a hu?
mane millionaire to the town ofX.
"I wish to be admitted to dis hospi?
tal," he announced to the superinten?
dent. "I've got heart trouble. I'm a
G. A. R. man, and I can prove it."
"But you can't enter this institu?
tion, my good man."
"Sure I can. I fight at Gettysburg
I haf got a weak heart efer since. I
can prove it."
"Yes, but you can't enter this hos?
pital; it's a?"
"Can't, huh? Vhy not? I was a
solcher. I can prove It."
"But this is a veterinary hospital."
"I know dot. Ain't I choost tellin'
you dot I'm a veteran?"?Lippin
Cost of Modern War.
(From McClure's Magazine.)
The Anglo-German crisis is only one
phase of the qi stic in which every
nation, Ameri uded. is vitally
concerned. The impoverishment of
?he world by war?even bv war which
Ii never fought- ll ' he moat >mm'.
ttent evil now threatening the race.
It costs % 1 O.i'OO.OOO to build a war?
ship of the latest type? fiaoh broad?
side fired by such a vessel in prac?
tice or at an enemy costs $10,000 and
her guns are capable of discharging
six rounds a minute.
The construction of these marine
monsters is proceeding at the utmost
capacity of the dock yards and gun
foundries of the entire world. The
peace taxes of the present are already
heavier in the aggregate than the bur?
den imposed to carry on any of the
great wars in history.
Some European with plenty of time
on his hands has been making exten?
sive inquiries in England, France and
Germany to learn how men first met
their wives. In Germany ninety-sev?
en, in France eighty-three and in
England sixty-five out of 100 first met
the women they married at social
The appointment by a New York
trial judge of three such prominent
lawyers as William B. Hornblower,
Samuel Untermyer and DeLancey Ni
coll to defend three penniless murder?
ers of the lowest type calls attention
to facts that are highly creditable to
the best members of the New York
No fewer than 40.550 lasts of her?
ring, or 535.378,800 fish are caught
off Yarmouth, England, between Au?
gust and December. A quarter of a
million barrels of salted herrings are
sent to Germany. Russia, Belgium,
Holland and Norway for winter con?
Millie Snow, daughter of a farm
laborer, exhibited no fewer than 109
specimens of wild dowers at a tlower
?how In Halberton, England, she is
only fifteen years old, still her knowl?
edge of wild flowers In England Is
surpassed by only a few experts w ho
have given their lives to the study.
\ man who can make $5,000,000 In
months ought not to be set to manu?
facturing brushes In the penitentiary.
He should he s? t to whittling down
the national debt.?Cleveland Plain
Mrs. Eleanor Field Jay, widow of
John Jay, American diplomat, died,
In her ninety-first year, at the resi?
dence of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Jay
Schleffelln, in New York.
With a brilliant record of fifty years
se^.ce in the public schools at Phil
adelphia, Miss Lydia A. Klrby, direc?
tor of special schools and sewing, has
tendered her resignation which went
into ftect on October 1.
$25,000 Fire at Dovesvllle.
Darlington, Oct. 27.?About 12
o'clock today the planing mills, about
160,000 feet of lumber and the dry
kilns, belonging to the Massle Lum?
ber Company, at Dovesville, were
burned. The loss is about $25,000,
partially covered by insurance. It Is
believed that the fire originated from
sparks emitted from the smokestacks.
An important meeting of the Cham?
ber of Commerce will be held on the
night of Nov. 18th at which the com?
mittees recently appointed to investi?
gate the local cotton market and the
hotel situation will make full and
carefully considered reports. These
matters are of the utmost importance
to Sumter and it is expected that
there will be a full attendance. The
business session will be followed by a
A number of the business men of
the city are of the opinion that
Thanksgiving day would be an Ideal
day for the Horse Show.
Frank B. Williams, a millit
lumber man and king of the last
Orleans carnival, speculated on
weather bureau's predicition thai
We9t Indian hurricane would
Central Louisiana, and is more
$20,000 ahead thereby.
" 1 1 i ii
FOR SALB?The McLeod place, ttfct
1-t acres, fine Wateree
swamp, cotton end grain land,
R. R. depot. J. R. Sumter.
ter, S. C. io-r*-a*
FOR SALE?A few tine White
horn Cockerels, $1 each. H.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors,
t?te Samuel Ragtn, Deceased.
All persons having claims
said Estate will please present
properly attested, and all in any
indebted to said Estate will p
ISHAM MITCHELL, Jr?
Wedgefleld, S. C, Oct. 11, 1909.
10-ll-3wks W. & S.
Tie Sumter Hii Co.
O DONNELL S CO.
IF you are not perfectly sat?
isfied with the wear Red
Raven Hose for Ladies give
you, return them and get
another pair. No coupons to
sign, red tape of any de?
scription. They just have to
give you satisfaction. The
price as low as any stocking
of the same quality without a
Red Raven Hosiery are guar?
anteed and only cost 25 cents.
New stock just in.
O'DQNNELL 6 CO.