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aalthvelle. Nov. 1.?There will be a
? meeting and bascket picnic at
John's Methodist church Wednes
. Nov. 10th for the purpoae of
some arrangement to raise
for the erection of a new church
ng at that place. There will be
on by the preetdlng elder. Rev.
T. Duncan. We will then have ad
by Hon. T. O. McLeod, )f
rille. Col. Dargan, of Stateburg,
L L. Rebenbeaugh, and per
others. An effort well be made
nave present on that day all the
hers that have gone out froui
church. The occasion promises
be moet Interesting and entertain
The public has a most cordial
Itatloa to attend.
e*r. and Mrs. C. T. Evans went to
aaier last Friday to attend the dr?
The circus crowd had the usual
ir a among them, who mar aged
fleece a number of people. TM
lod used waa to try to get change,
ilng they preferred bllla to email
ige. By alelght of hand la mak
daa; the change quite a number were
%eel o ft of their hsrd earned dollars.
ta>,nie oi those that were awlgdled
?Wears Messrs. R. P. Weldon, Marvin
Weldon and Rob McEai h *..
Rsv. T. L. Cole, Charlie Shiver, Mr.
ejad Mrs. C. T. Evsns. Mr. Wllaon
Hawkins and sister. Mlaa Alice. Rev.
dH R Hatfleld and R. J. Watson went
djs Blshopvllle last Saturday to attend
*a>? union meeting.
Miss Rosalee Evaha spent Saturday
and Sunday at home.
Miss Retells Hatfleld went to Sum
aar Wednesday to become a student
sat 8t. Joseph's Academy.
Messrs. J. M. Hawklna. Q. W. El
waois, J. W. Robertson and W. N.
Eton Up spent laat Wednesday In Cam
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Robertson spent
dnaet Tueslay in Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Dunlap visited
SJt M*nnvllle Sunday and Monday.
Ml.Colsey Robertson went to
f/don's last Tuesday to visit her
Nsr. Mrs Joel E. Davis and to at
id the marriage of her friend Miss
aret Plowden. of Manning.
Tlndal. Nov. 2.?The harvesting of
and corn la about over. Peas
potatoes are turning out fairly
In this section.
. Harry Hodge spent several days
Charleston last week, which waa
aa week there.
This neighborhood waa well repre
d at the show In Sumter on Frl
The health of the community la
There Is no slckneas to report,
r. C. M. Wltherspoon has moved
(ayesvllle. where he expects to en
In farming for the ensuing year.
Ir. H. H. Wells attended the Char
ea association as a delegate from
bei church last week.
ORO ATTACKS FARMER'S WIFE
Kork. In Lexington, Aroused
aa Attempt at Criminal Assault.
fueslngton. Nov. 1.?The usual
tness of the Dutch Fork. In the
raborhood of Plneywoods Church,
broken this afternoon about 1
o'clock by the dastardly attempt of a
saagro to assault the wife of a proml
eaawt farmer of that section. News
-4a? the crime Is meagre, and nothing
<aeaoitr can he learned, but it la stat
"*el that the negro who attempted the
eaaaault wss a laborer on the place,
"^ka woman la aald to have been chok
wX but the extent of her injuries can
?eputy Sheriff Miller left for the
In an automobile this afternnon
4 o'clock, carrying Sheriff Cor
falthful bloodhound with him.
kges from Chapln by long die
'phone state that the whole
itry round about Is wrought up aa
Mr before, and there Is some prob
ty of the negro being lynched If
ired. Those who know the da?
mnation of Deputy Sheriff Miller,
rer, believe *hat once the negro
In his possession he will see that
violence Is done even at the risk of
i own life.
star. John McRea, a negro prench
sat. waa killed by an Atlantic Coast
I Idas train at Dillon.
SHIPP APPEAL DENIED.
Defendants Will tie Sentenced on No
Washington, Nov. 1.?The unu<u;il
proceedings of an arraignment fur
sentence at the liar of the Supreme
Court of the United States Will bi
witnessed two weeks from today, in
accordance with an announcement
made today In the cases or Jos. II
Shipp, of Chattanooga, Teno., und five
co-defendants. charged with con?
tempt. The court today denied mo?
tions for a rehearing of the cas s. ?
The cases originated in the court's
deciding In March, 11106, to consoh r
the appeal of a negro named Ed
Johnson from a verdict of the Ten?
nessee court, holding him guilty and
sentencing him to be hanged on a
charge of criminal assult. The night
after the determination of the Su?
preme Court to review the proceedings
In the case was wired to Chattanooga,
where Johnson was confined in ja?,
a number of people stormed the jail
and took him out and lynched him.
The court was much incensed over
the lynching, and at its instance, the
Attorney General instituted proceed?
ings against Shipp, who was the sher?
iff, and the jailer and twenty-five
others supposed to have been implicat?
ed In the lynching, charging them
with contempt of the Supreme Court.
Many of the accused were exonerated,
and in the end only six were found
guilty. These were Sheriff Shipp, his
deputy, Jeremiah Gibson, who was the
jailer; Luther Williams, Nick Nolan,
Henry Padgett and Wm Myers, resi?
dents of Chattanooga.
The finding of the court was an?
nounced In May, just before the close
of the last term of court, but all the
defendants entered motions for a re?
hearing, which had the effect of post?
poning action until the present
The court today, through Chief
Justice Fuller, announced Its denial of
the motions, the Chief Justice stating
at the same time the decision to have
the defendants appear on November
IB to receive sentence.
It will be the duty of Marshal
Wright to present the men in court,
but he said today that he expected all
of them to appear to hear the court's
verdict, which would relieve him of
the trouble of goim? after them.
The court has the discretion to eith?
er fine or imprison the men or to in?
flict both penalties, and no intimation
has been given as to what course may
?<e pursued. It Is only known thai
from the beginning of the proOfaQing
the court has appeared exceptionally
Interested In the case, and Is believed
to feel that nn example must be mude
to prvent other Indignities to the
Methodist Hoard Meeting.
Seranton. Pa., Nov. 3.?Th? Central
Committee for the Freedmen's Aid So?
ciety of the Methodist BplSOOpui
church, one of the great ndministr.i
tio.i boards Of that denomination, m i
b^re today. Dr. M. C. B. Mason, e
naWfO, !s senior secretary of the boai
The meetings of the Home and For
Ign Missions Boards will take place,
later in the month. The appropria?
tions which are to be made for the
support of benevolent interests of the
denomination for 1910 will amount to
Farmers In Congress
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 3.?The annua.
convention of the Farmers' National
Congress opened here today. Th? re
will be sharp competition among corn
growing States in their corn exhibit:-.
South Carolina has the banner for the
largest yield of corn to the acre, 22T>
bushels, and also of cotton, three and
a half rales.
Chalmers Barber, who is wanted in
Chester on the charge ??f murder, who
was arrested In New York, has been
landed in the Jail at Chester. The
South Carolina authorities had con?
siderable trouble in having Barber ex?
The Opportunity Is Here, Backed b)
Don't take our word for it.
Don't depend on a stranger's state?
Read Sumter endorsement.
Head the statement of Sumter citl
And decide for yourself.
Here is one case of it:
Mrs. Chas. Browning, 101 E. Canal
8t, Sumter, 8. C, says: *I suffered
from kidney complaint for some time.
My kidneys were disordered and the
secretions became unnatural and
when allowed to stand, deposited
sediment. I suffered from dull, nag?
ging backaches and had distressing
pains through my loins. My head
ached constantly, I could not rest
well and in the morning I felt tired
and languid. Since using Doan's Kid?
ney Pills, procured at China's drug
store, I am free from backache and
pains in my loins, am able to rest well
and the kidney secretions are regular
In passage. The headches have
ceased a'd I feel better In every way.
I give Doan's Kidney Pills the credit
for the great relief I have received.''
For sale by all dealers. Price 60
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other. No. 4.
GEORGIA WELCOMES TAFT.
ACOX G1YFS HDi SI BSTANTlAIi
vannah How e\ er Has Prepared un
Ambuscade for Him and He Must
Go Up Against the Deadly Artillery
Macon, da., Nov. 4.?President Taft
rrived early this morning and took
reukfast at the home of Congressman
harles L, Partlett. The repast was
n old-time Georgia meal and partic
larly appealed to the palate of the
president, jaded by French cooking
nd 'steen-course dinners. The entire
breakfast was placed on the table and
the guests helped themselves or asked
their neighbors to "please pass" what?
ever food they desired.
This was the menu: Big dish of
birds, country sausage, ham and eggs,
fried chicken, hominy with red ham
gravy, hot rolls, waffles, beaten bis?
cuit, hoe-cake, battercakes, country
butter, fried sweet potatoes, more
friend chicken, coffee, cream milk.
This evening the president Will ar?
rive in Savannah, w here a more elab?
orate feed awaits him. Feeding a
president is now the popular pastime
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 4.?President
Taft will be "up against" the hardest
proposition of his tour when he arrives
here this evening. He is to be invited
?nay, urged?to have a bout with the
famous Chatham artillery punch,
which already has many distinguished
visitors to its credit. The concoction,
which requires a week to Tirew, is now
said to be ready for the president. If
he partakes of it, he will prove his
bravery beyond all criticism.
Presidents, statesmen, governors
and naval officers have attacked artil?
lery punch and all have been worsted.
It is the regular John L. Sullivan of
drinks. The most distinguished victim
of Chatham artillery punch was a
very high government official. He was
entertained royally in Savannah and
liked the concoction. He drank one
or two glasses, and possibly a third.
All after that was extra ballast and
the result was that he lay "sick with
a fever" on board a warship in the
port of Sa\annah for two or three
days. A Georgia gov, 1 nor died short
ly alter a bout with this puneh. He
was overtrained, the doctors said.
The most recent distinguished vic?
tim of the punch was Admiral Dewey.
He took some salad and chased it
With the punch. The Admiral laid his
troublea to the salad.
The punch is a Savannah invention.
It was lirst brewed for the Chatham
Artillery by a local saloon keeper. It
proved such a good bit of ammunition
that it has been kept in the family,
and its formula has been cherished as
'a valuable token from one generation
to another. There is always in the
Chatham Artillery a man with the se?
cret of the brew wrapped up In his
hreast. The present keeper of this
great asset of the Chatham's is Lieut.
President Taft will be urged to try
The Mikado's Birthday.
Tokio, Nov. 3.?One hundred and
one salutes fired from every fort In
the empire signalized the beginning
of the Mikado's birthday celebration
today. All offices, schools, banks and
large business houses are closed and
the national flag is hoisted on all pub?
lic buildings as well as many private
residences. Many high dignitaries,
both civil and military proceeded to
the imperial palace this morning to
present before the throne their* con?
gratulations, while those in the coun?
try and abroad sent their congratula?
tions by mail through the Minister for
the Imperial Household. The Em?
peror entertained at breakfast in the
palace all the foreign representateves
and high dignitaries of the Empire.
Most of the Mississippi "deep
water'' navigators found it more ex?
peditious and comfortable "navigai
int''' that tortuous and uncertaii tor?
rent from the conning towers of a
railroad train on its left bank.?New
I The Kind You Have Always bought
For Infants and Children,
? Bears the
Takes form in action ; repeated actions become
habits,?The Cash Habit, If acquired now
will make easy the rainy day when it come-.
Start a bank account with us now and get the
First National Bank, Sumter,
Describes a Savings Hank as a place where you
can deposit money to day and draw it out to?
morrow by giving a week's notice.
We don't ordinarily require any notice
the withdrawal of funds in this department, as
experience shows that money put there usual
ly stays in till it is really needed, and then
goes to fill a niche. If you are not a "Savings
Hank Habu" man you had better become one.
We can help you.
?1 Bank of Sumter
Feed Cyphers Foods to your chickens. Maki
them lay ; gives them health.
Phone or write us tor
ANTISEPTIC NEST EGGS,
WATER FOUNTS, BEEF SCRAP.
If you are thinking about an INCUBATOR
Lay aside any ideas you may entertain
Buy a CYPHERS and be satisfied.
A. A. Strauss & Co.
25 N. Main Street.
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT.
ting (lie Siontadis and?owelsof
ness and Restlontains neither
Apcrfect Remedy for ConsHja
t ion, Sour Stomach .Diarrhoea
Worms Convulsions .Feverish
ness and LOSS OF SLEEP.
ftcSvrik Signature of 1
XTEW YORK, J
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have
Atb months old
CT?^ranleed under tnetWj
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
tmc ocmtimni aanaana ?*w tour cm.
Birnie'S Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
? Dealer In
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
CHOICK PERFUMES AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES. PATENT MEDICINES
AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES. A
FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND
TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: ::
OUR M?TT0: PURE UNO RELIABLE GOODS.
Our stock is complete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
THE GROWTH OF OUR IiUMRBFt
has been something phenomenal.and
If due to strict adherence to sound
business principles. Always provid?
ing full measures and the highest
qualities of well-seasoned lumber, we
have succeeded in retaining all et"
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 Factory.
J. W. McKeiver.
An ler and R< >' hunt Proof. 1 Smooth end Benrc ed Varieties
Seed Rye and Barley.
Grain Pasture Mixture
- in; .-? it Winter Turf Oats. Wheat, Rye, Barley
V? Ich. rhe best winter Horse, Cow and Hog
I* -.i.i- toucan possibly plant. :: :: ::
THERE WILL BE A ROLLER FLOUR MILL IN SUMTER BY JAN. 1910.
BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
5?d. The Farmers' Bank & Trust Go Ha*
What- - - to Say
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.