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SATURDAY. U?Vfc?8EK b 190?.
Kut^md at the iNmtoffhv at Sumter. 8
C, as Second Clane Matter.
Mies Bethel Hutchinson, of Hender
n, sty., arrived In the city Monday
to visit her slstsr, Mrs. H. M. Stuckey.
Mia* Hutchinson haa been a frequent
aad popular visitor to Sumter and her
saany frienda are delighted that she
iat!l spend sometime here.
Oeo. D. Levy, Esq., returned from
Monoa's Comer Tuesday.
Mr. Edwin Reames. < t rilshopvllle.
was la the city Tuesday on business.
Mr. W. J. Andrews., of Oswego, was
la Iowa Tuesday.
Hr. D. W. Josey. of St. Charle*.
apaat Tuesday In the city.
Mr. W. D. Prsser, of Mechanics
villa, spent Tuesday In town.
Mr. John I Brogdon wa. In town
Mr. D. C. 8haw. of Alcolu, was In
D. W Robinson. Esq.. of Columbia,
is hi the city attending court.
Mr/ J. E. Du Pre. of Plsgah, spent
Tuesday la town.
Mr. J. H. DeeChamps, of Elliott,
was hi town on business Tuesday.
Mr? 8. FL Edmunds spent Monday
la Columbia conducting the examlna
tie* at applicants tor the cadetship in
Uts U. 8. Naval Academy, which Is at
tha disposal uf Senator Tlllman. At
Seaator Tlllman's request Mr. Ed
sssjsjaa acted as chairman of the board
erf eta miners, Mr. Clarence Des
Caaaapti was the only applicant from
Mr. lohn L. Woodley. who graduat?
ed from WofTord In June, left Tues?
day for Parry. S. C where he will nil
the position of principal In the grad?
ed aWtool of that place.
Masern. J. E. King and 1* J. Mar?
ks* want to Columbia Wednesday.
Mr. F. D. Knight spent Wednesday
fit Colombia on business.
Mrs. Chas. R. Harvin and Miss Ren?
ata Bare In. of Manning, spent Wed
? sad ay In the city with Mrs. O. E.
Mrs. Donald Auld and Miss Edna
(?aetedler- went to Columbia Thors
Oeaasat sidewalks on Main street
?aid be a great Improvement. Prop
srtr owners nhould be willing to pa>
?sae-half the cost now that the city la
wCling to pay one-half.
The cotton warehouse Is filling up.
More than 8.000 bales are now in the
warehouse and the number Is added
to almost every day. It la thought it
wdtl be filled to Its capacity before
The report that cotton sold for 15
oeats hi Manning Saturday haa excit?
ed considerable Interest in cotton cir?
cles In Sumter and a cotton buyer who
made Inquiries to ascertain how much
cotton sold for that high figure was
informed by one of the leading mer?
chants and cotton buyers of Manning
that he knew of but one bale selling
' for IS cents Saturday, which bale was
particularly nice cotton. Local cotton
buyers for export houses also say that
they are buying and have been buy?
ing cotton all season In Manning and
all other towns In this section for less
than they have to pay on the Sumter
market. They assert positively that
sumter Is the best cotton market In
the State and that the average price
pals' In Sumter Is higher than any
other competing market.
The electric light company has In
place a number of the new arc lights
ordered by the city under the terms qf
the new contract.
The top r f the market Thursday was
H 1-4. There seems to be a decided
? ?Hing off In the demand for cotton
when the price approaches fifteen
cents, but the furmers are still at I
tera of the situation and do not have
to sell th< remnant of the crop until
they are ready. Every day demon?
strates more coaetaalvely than ever
that Ihr ? rop U short and has been
aoM ?e fast ax fjlaPid, Theft Is far
leas cotton in the ?>< tarin? i
today than there was last yen- and
folly ninety per ? ? in or the rop in
fJhJfAter i int) iu?s been picked and
Kinned. A gentleman who la in a i
ter position to obtain rorreel Inform
non than an\ other In Sumter emmtv
elated todrty that a careful canvas* of
Sumter county showed that lher< si
only f,|00 bales of cotton now hi laim
ni ,t Kins, countj \ vtoreaand on
depot platforms- other than Saint? r.
U |sa in natal aot laai than 11 at
,( th.? crop has been ginn? d U?
ports from other counties In South
Csrolina Indicate that practleallv the
aam condition* prevail as In Sumter
The crop Is shorter than anticipated
and has been sold mor?> rapidly than
usual. ?? fai ..M rs ?. mni u
. tK^'V h i', t" hoM for . blglfc i
piir-N ? H are expected to prevai
MA It Hl FD.
Ml h Zola Wilson, of this city and
Dr. S. B. DuBose were married at the
residence of Mrs. M. E. Hall on South
Har\in street at 8 p. m. Wednes?
day, Bev. M. W. Hook performing the
ceremony. Dr. and Mrs. DuBose lefi
on the 9:30 train for Columbia where
they will ppend a few days before go?
ing to their home in Blshopville.
Wr. W. O. Browne, the eye-sight
Specialist wilL be at his office, 9 East
Liberty St., Friday and Saturday.
Consultations and examinations free.
REAL ESTATE ACTIVE.
Yulliable Property Changing Hands
at High ITIces.
Krai estate has been unusually ac?
tive recently and within the past few
days several lots on Main street have
changed hands at prices that would
have been regarded as fabulous a few
Mr. J. R. Ligon has sold the old C.
T. Mason lot on Main stret, next to
the Hotel Sumter. to Messrs. H. J.
Harby, Marion Moise and W. H. In
sram, for $140 per front foot.
The Elks Home Company, of which
Mr. Perry Moses, Sr., is owner of near?
ly all the stock, has sold the Pickwick
Hotel property, corner Caldwell and
South Harvln streets, to Messrs. Shore,
Manning, Rowland and Wilson, for
The Beck lot. old Episcopal church
property, on South Main street, has
been sold, for something more than
120 000. The names of the purchas?
ers have not been made public.
There is also great activity in farm
real estate and a gread deal Is chang?
ing hands. Mr. R. B. Belser, the real
estate man, has himself sold about
145,000 worth of farm property with?
in the past sixty days. The demand is
large in spite of high prices. The day
af cheap land in Sumter county seems
to be gone. Landowners are begin?
ning to realize the value of their pro
sgfCy and those who want to increase
their holdings are paying for what
they get. But land in Sumter county
Is the best possible investment, and
those who buy now will be able to
?ell later on at a big profit.
A farmer stated to the writer that
he had sold hie cotton seed for $30 a
ton and would deliver all he had on
band this week. The same man said
lie had already ginned 55 bales from
50 acres, the bales averaging more
than 500 pounds. He used only 500
pounds 8-4-4 to the acre and no top
dressing. That was a pretty fair crop
with a substantial profit in It. as he
has sold only a few bales.
The football team of the High
School defeated every team it went
against last season, the S. C. Univer?
sity scrub team among the number.
The record last season was a remrk
able one?not a team being able to
score against it, and as a consequence
the High School boys have been un?
able to get a game this year, none of
the school teams of this section of the
State being anxious to go up against
the unbeaten Game Cocks. It is just
possible that the teams of other towns
are scared without cause, for the High
School team is not the same as last
year, a majority of the team having
graduated last June and are Bettered
among the colleges of several Stales.
This year's team is composed largely
of new material, and while It is said
to be a strong aggregation and plays
snappy football there is no way of
telling what it can do In a match
game until put to the test.
Di. Z. F. Highsmith. who moved to
Atlanta about a year ago has decided
to return to South Carolina to prac?
tice his profession as will be ssSfl
from the following item which ap?
peared in the Florence Times:
Mr. Z. F. Highsmith. Of Sumter, is
one of the professional men of the
State who have been attracted to
Florence by the rich promise of good
thints to come. Mr. Highsmith has
been for ten \ears a resident of Sum?
ter, w here he has been engaged in op?
tical work. He is a graduate of vari?
ous branches of option] work and is
w. ii established In Sumter, but his
business is growing in the surrounding
OOUntJ so that he wants to locate in a
oenter from which he can work to
advantage He, has rented offices in
tin Kuker building,on the corner of
Pargar and Evans streets and will op?
en his otlleo here November 20.?
l-'l ore nee Times.
Bight bait i of cotton were damaged
i.> Are on the compress platform Wed?
nesday. The alarm was given about
11 o'clock by the watchman who
found one bale on fire, By quick
work the AH was extinguished before
it i^' t beyond control, a very large
amount of property was endangered,
Tl ? oi Igln of tin- Are is not known.
Health Officer Reardon Thursday
Seised ? ?:: hunches of spoilt llsh
?hipped to ior.tl d? ;?iers from Charles
ton. Thl| If the s.ml lot he has had
to condemn within the past few
days end I. ? > > ? It 1 ????n u$ tli?
1.1 iod ttotk h t ri en tin s hole*
aal? fish dealers < ? lending out
II6tt#? Supervision in the Only Way to
We have already given a general
summary of the fundamental feature.-,
that no rental contract should omit
Pin amount of rent, If for cash, t r
the division of the crops and the fur?
nishing of the equipment, if on the
share system, are mere details which
will necessarily vary with Individual
cases and conditions, but the impor?
tant point is that so long as our rent?
ers are 'argely ignorant colored men
the landlord must exercise a more di?
rect control over the farm manage?
ment. Limt owners and merchants
furnishing supplies aro already,
through the use of regular riders,
keeping a more strict supervision of
the farming operations of the farmers
whom they supply; but this supervis?
ion must be extended to an intelligent
direction of the actual farming oper?
ations, and the planning of the rota
tior of crops.
The same principles and general
facts must be upplied to the manage?
ment of farm labor if more is to be
gotten out of it.
In the first place, the employer
must give a more complete and intel?
ligent direction of tlie labor. Each
map must be given more horses and
mules to drive and larger and more
effective implements to handle, and
he must be instructed in the use of
these to secure the graetest efficiency.
The crops must be so planned and ro?
tated that the farm will furnish prof?
itable work for all the labor every
day in the year. The men who make
crops with wage hands properly di?
rected or by their own work produce
the largest yields and the renters who
work for a share of the crops make
better crops than those who pay a
stated or cash rent. The whole ques?
tion is one of intelligent supervision
If the land owner is to get more
out of his tenants and laborers, he
must Kive more time and attention to
an intelligent direction of them.
FOOTBALL IN COLUMBIA.
Neither Davidson Nor Citadel Scored
Columbia, Nov. 3.?The Davidson
Citadel football game played on the
Fair grounds this morning resulted In
a tie score, 0 to 0. The game was
played to a stand still, neither side
being able to get the oval across the
goal lines. The teams were well
matched, as the final result showed.
It was a case of Greek meet Greek,
and the fight was fierce and furious
all the time. Both teams showed a
versatility of offensive play and were
strong on the defense. Time after
time each team resorted to the kick to
gain the required ten yards.
The first few plays were rather rag?
ged, but the teams soon settled down
to steady work and many beautiful
playg were pulled off by both sides.
The Citadel team-work was something
good to see. They worked as one
man, getting off the plays with snap
and ginger. The ball was no sooner
down than the players got into mo?
tion. Davidson was no less nervy, but
they were a little slower in getting off
The great work of Dunn, Elliott,
Paden for Davidson was a feature of
the game, while Riddle, Nichols and
Duckett siarred for the Citadel. How?
ever. It was not a game of stars, for
eleven men on each side were work?
ing all the time, and it is to the good
team work of each that no score was
recorded on either side.
City Engineer Lee has made a sur?
vey of Main street to ascertain how
many yards of cement sidewalk are
needed on that street. He will make
a report to Council at the next meet?
ing so that there will be definite In?
formation available for the campaign
for street improvement. Every prop?
erty owner in the business section
should join in the movement for bet?
Said the Old Man to
"The C\de Watch that has given perma?
nent satisfaction to YOUR lather, to MV
father, YOU and ME, is
The Watch De Luxe."
Why not l>e able to say the same to Your
iat Us Tell You About HOWARDS
We A Thompson.
jewt Icr and ('.>iician,
Phone 333. 6 S. Main St.
COAST LINE'S XKW TRAIN.
Pssecngcr Traffic Manager W. J. Cralg
Furnishes AiKnmr Information
Concerning Now and Improved Pas?
Tin- following letter from Mr. W. J.
Craig, Passenger Traffic Manager of
the Atlantic Coast Line, in reference
to the improved passenger service to
be inaugurated by that system on the
15th instant will be of interest to ev?
ery resident of Sumter:
"I presume that it will be of inter?
est to the people of Sumter, and of
your community, to be thoroughly
posted as to the schedule changes of
the Atlantic Coast Line, which become
effective Monday, November 15th, and
I give them to you in detail and will
be glad if you would make proper
mention of them in your paper.
The new schedule means much for
Sumter, in that they have improved
her schedule facilities for reaching
the North; a much more convenient
hour of arrival at Sumter is fixed un?
der the new schedule.
In addition, Sumter is given through
car service to Atlanta, something she
has not hitherto enjoyed. Agnin,
new local train between Sumter and j
Augusta, makes it possible for mer?
chants and the traveling public to gel !
out at a convenient hour and return
at a convenient hour in the evening.
The Palmetto Limited, a new trai.i
will be Inaugurated between Atlan
and New ^"ork, via Augusta, Sumtoi
and Florence. leaving Atlanta at '?:"'
a. m.. central time; Augusta at 2:45 I |
m.. Eastern Time; Sumter 0:1*5 p. ???.. !
arrive Washington 8:0o a. in.. Baltl*
more 9:20 a. m.. Philadelphia 11:35 a.
m.. and 23rd Street. New York 2:00
Returning, this train will leave New
York 3:25 p. m., arrive Sumter 11:25
a. m.a Augusta 3:00 p. m., and Atlanta
8:20 p. m. The train will be a limited
one making stops between Florence
and Augusta, only at Sumter, Orangey
burg, Creston, Denmark and Rarnweft.
A through Pullman, drawing room,
sleeping car, with broiler service, will
be operated between Atlanta and Jer?
sey City. Dining car service between
Florence and New York.
This through service from Sumter
to Atlanta will enable parties to leave
Sumter at a convenient hour and
make all connections for the West and
i You will note that the time Is re?
duced about an hour on the north?
bound trip, and as much more on the
To supply the local conditions be?
tween Sumter and Augusta a new
local train will be operated daily,
leaving Sumter at 7.00 a. m., arrive
Augusta 11:15 a. m., returning, leave
Augusta 4:00 p .m., and arrive Sum?
ter at 8:15 p. m.
Yours very truly,
W. J. CRAIG.
Passenger Traffic Manager.
GIVES TAFT COLI) SHOULDER.
Columbus. Georgia, Vents Spite by Ig?
noring Presence of President.
Columbia, Ga.. Nov. 3.?Because of
the fact that President Taft and his
party allowed a stop over ol only ten 1
minutes here today en route from
Hirmingham to Macon, the city of
Columbus will take no official recog?
nition of the trip whatever. Both the
city council and the board of trade
concur in the plon to give the presi?
dent the cold shoulder. The feeling
against Mr. Taft is due to the fact
that, after promising to stop here sev?
eral hours, he changed his plans and
tlecided to spend only ten minutes in
this city. Mayor Khodes Browne was
i leader in the opposition to the rec?
ognition of Mr. Taft. Mayor Browne
said it would be a reflection upon the
city's dignity to continue to press its
attention upon the president. He said
that every member of the committee
that went to Washington could testi?
fy to President Taft's promise to make
a visit to Columbus.
Laymen's Missionary Movement.
Providence, It. I.. Xov. E?.?A session
of the Laymen's Missionary movement
one of many similar conventions to be
held in seventy-five of the leading
cities of the country, will open in Pro?
vidence this evening and continue
through tomorrow and Sunday.
The object of the movement is to
arouse members of Protestant
churches in a great increase of sup?
port for the missionary boards and so
:ieties. The Laymen's Movement seeks
to stimulate all churchmen to give
more generously through their regular
THE KIND OF
To be used is very much a
matter of taste. It is im- j
portant, though, that the <
frames set pepperly on the |
nose and at the right dis- <
tance from the Eyes; that I
the lenses be perfectly cen?
tered, and how are you to
know when some is guess?
ing. WE NEVER GUESS.
Good Sight, i
I have a graduate Optician
in charge of my Optical Parlor
and all work is guaranteed.
VT. A. THOrPSON.
Jeweler and Optician.
6 S. Main St. Phone 333.
*Croup is most prevalent during-else
dry cold weather of the early winter
months. Parents of young children
should he prepared for it. All that nw
needed is a bottle of chamberlain's
Cough Ttemedy. Many mothers er*
never w ithout it in their homes and It
has never disappointed them. Sold *>/
W. W. Sibert.
One thing's plain! That's
'Twas neither Cook nor Peary. lh*t
?The old, old story, told times
out number, and repeated over find
over again for the last 36 years, an*
it is always a welcome story to these
in search of health?There is notaiaa?
in the world that cures coughs end
colds as quickly as ChamberauWs
Cough Remedy. Sold by W. W. 6r
If the principles of the
were,applied to pianos, many
of the pianos on the market
today would never be heard
of again, except in the court
rooms. Have you ever been
one of the ones to buy a
piano that would soon be
valuable on account of its
I But, apparently, there's no
I such relief in sight, so it be
> hooves every purchaser to
I look well to the quality of
the instrument he purchases*
You make no mistake
when you buy a
Always has been a good
piano, and is yet. Can t we
show you through our line ?
Chas. M. Stieff,
Baltimore, - M<L
5 West Trade St.
Charlotte, - N.C.
C. H. WILMOTH. Manager.
Your Suit is Here
Bring or Send Your Boy^Sg??0*
$2.50, $3, $3.50, $4, $5, $6 and $7.
In Worsteds, Serges and Cassimeres