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Entered at the Posiofllce at Sumtcr. S.
C. ee s?m out I Class Matter.
Among those who went to Columbia
Friday to attend the Fair were:
M'sses Hlnda and Kaytle Manhelr.i,
air. and Mrs. UeVeaux Moore. Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Shaw and son William. Mr.
<? Richardson. Mr. L. I. Parrott. Mis
see Mabel and Hassle Parrott. Mr. and
Mra Oeo W Hutchison. Mrs. S. W.
Atubbe. Mrs. C. L. Stubbs. Mrs. C. K.
fstubbs. Miss Pauline Woodley. Mr.
w lllle Brooks Stuckey. Bill Dunne.
Mr. Willie Bultman.
Mr. Frank O'Donnell went to Char?
leston Friday morning.
Mr. Ben F. McLeod. of Clio, was in
the city Thursday night.
Mrs. Eugene Hogan has returnel
from an extended visit to friends Slid
relatives at White Plains. Ala.
Mrs. Mamie Fewell. of Hock Hill.
Is visiting her mother. Mrs. H. L Dln
Mr. and Mrs. Louis LaBrpce and
children, of Flantersvllle. have been
visiting Mrs. LaBruce's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John s Richardson.
Mlssee Elisabeth. Martha and Mary
Wilson attended the State Ball.
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Miller, who
have been visiting relatives here for
the past there? weeks, left Friday
ternoon for their home in Washing?
ton. D. C.
Mr. and Mra T. E. White and Miss
Marlon Meaner, spent Thursday In Co?
Mr. and Mra J. H. Dorrity attended
the fair in Columbia Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. McOrew went to
Mrs. P. O. Leak spent Thursday in
Miss Florence Elliott has returned
from a visit to her brother at Peters?
Mtss Edith DeLorme, Miss Alice
Moses and Mrs. 8. C. Baker left
f? Tuesday morning for Greenwood to
attend the annual Convention of the
Daughters of the Revolution.
Mr. W. a Schumacher left on Sat?
urday for his old home in Arkansas,
having been called there by the seri?
ous illness of his mother.
Miss Leila Arial, is visiting her
sunt. Mrs. W. s. Reynolds.
Mr. Willie Bostlck and Miss Kath?
ies? Bostlck left on Saturday for
Plckens to attend the Richey
McKagen wedding on Tuesday.
Mr. Hubert McKagen left on Sat?
urday for Parkens, where he was
married to Miss Ola Belle Richey on
Misses Ella and Elisa Orr, of Hen
dereonvllle, are visiting relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Hoyt returned
10 Denmark Saturday, after a few
day's visit to Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Miss Viva Handle, who Is attend?
ing? Winthrop College spent Sunday
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. B.
Miss Louise Murray, of Columbia,
snent Sunday In the city.
Miss Pet Wilson, of Manning, spent
Monday in the city.
Mr. and Mra. Walter Renneker, of
Charleston, srent Sunday In the city.
High School Kotes.
Mr. O. B. Hutson. who has filled
very acceptably the position of teach?
er la the high school and commandant
of Cadets, has resigned to accept a
position elsewhere, in a different kind
of work. He made no request to be
released until he had secured the pro?
mise of a suitable successor. He wilt
be succeeded by Mr. W. M. Scott, who
?erved In this capacity last year with
? neb. eminent satisfaction to all. Mr.
Hutson made many friends while here
snd his work us teacher and com?
mandant was highly acceptable. Mr
Scott feels perfectly at home in his
eld positi on *
An Inquest Held.
C >roner Flowers held an Inquest
Thursday afternon In Privateer town?
ship near Mr. Jos. Btchards of that
place, over the body of John Benbow,
s negro, who was found dead in hi*
bed Wednesday night. Benbow bad
been ?ojfferlnu with organic h?'art din
ease f?' a year <>r more and there was
n<> reason to suspect that his death
?,u (pie |d Other thnn natural causes.
t?ut the joMJiOOg of the neighborhood
iSjTnOd for an Inquest and COfOUef
Powers was summoned. When !. ? nr
rtVed Ii?? made a thorough Invetthra
Mot and Dr. Qreea made a post
pasjtleg ? samlnatlott. Dr. Green w.tt.d
U ? death \.. i i?'ii' t'? heart dl<
? [a the mind that MM R4 I IhS body
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Wend us your Job work.
GIVES TWENTY-FIVE MILLION.
john STK A ART RKNNHDV OF
nkw yohk m:\m:s hkqukst.
Obscure Millltni? Irr Provides for Wife
aim! Kin With HU*,tM and Be?
stow* !i?*st in Charity.
Now York. Nov. f>.?John Stewart
Kennedy, one ol America's 1 i111 ? ?
known rich men. who died of whoop?
ing cough in his New Yo k residence
on Sunday last, left bequ? :;ts of more
than $25.000.000 to religious, charita?
ble and educational institutions in his
will, filed for probate here today. The
Klft is the largest single contribution
of Its kind ever made and the bene?
ficiaries Include educational and
church institutions, north, south, east |
nnd west. In this country and several
abroad. 60 in all.
Nearly half of the $25.000.000 goes I
to Institutions connected with the Pres
hyterlan church, of which Mr. Kennedy
was an active member. Other large
beneficiaries Include the American Bi?
ble Society, the Metropolitan Museum,
of Art. the New York public library,
the New York United Charities, Co?
lumbia university and Robert college.
Aside from these gifts Mr. Kenne?
dy left approximately $35,000,000 to
his wife, his relatives and a great
number of friends and employes. The
widow's share will be about $16,000,
000. All of the testator's employes
receive gifts of from $500 to $2.000
The charitbble, religious and edu?
cational Institutions which receive
the largest bequests are to share the
residue of the estate left after definite
gifts of approximately $12.000,000
have been paid out. Their shares are
estimated by counsel for the execu?
tors as follows:
Presbyterian board of foreign mis?
sions. $2,250,000; Presbyterian board
of home missions. $2.250.000; Presby?
terian church extension fund, $2,250,
000; Presbyterian hospital. New York,
$2,250.000; Robert college. Constan?
tinople. $1,500.000; Presbyterian board
of aid for colleges, $750,000; Metro?
politan Museum of Art. New York.
$2,250,000; New York public library,
$2,250.000; Columbia university. $2.
tlO.000; United Charities. New York.
$1.500,000; American Bible Society.
$750.000; Charity Organization Socie?
ty. New York. $750.00$.
Among numerous smaller gifts arc
Yale college. $100.000; University of
Glasgow, Scotland ("Where from m>*
infancy I resided until 1 came to the
country") $100.000; Tuscegee Normal
and Industrial Intsltuie, $100.000;
Hampton Normal School and Agricul?
tural institute, $100,000; Anatolic col?
lege. Marsovan. Turkey. $50,000;
American school at Smyrna, Turkey,
$20.000; Centre college. Danville, Ky..
$2 5.0 00. Berea college. Kentucky.
$50.000; Presbyterian Board of Re?
lief for Disabled Ministers. $30.000.
There are numerous bequests of
from $5.000 to $25.000. generally to
local religious and charitable organi?
The long list of gifts Is prefaced in
the will by this paragraph:
"Having been greatly prosperous In
the business which I carried on for
more than 30 years in this, my adopt?
ed country, and being desirous of
leaving some expression of ny sym?
pathy with its religious, charitable,
benevolent and educational institu?
tions, I make these glftn."
Mr. Kennedy, whose death on Sun?
day occurred with only a brief com?
ment by the press, was one of the mil?
lionaire philanthropists whose gifts,
through measured in millions were
made with a* little glare of publicity
as possible. As he gave quietly, s*a he
had lived unostentatiously and made
his princely fortune with little blare
of trumpets. Besides being a banker,
he was one of the country's chief
builders of railroads, a patron of art
and education and in his own quiet
way. one of New York s foremost ad?
vocates of scientifically organized
Many of his great benefactions were
probably never made public but he
figured In recent years as the giver
of the $800,000 home for the United
Charities in this city $1,000.000 to
the Presbyterian hospital, $2b0,000 to
the School of Phllantropy. $500,000
to Columbia university and $400,000
to a nurses home for the Presbyterians
Many even among the well inform?
ed, had little idea as to the real wealth
Of the retired banker.
On Wall street Mr. Kennedy had
the reputation of keeping the largest
cash balance In his bunk accounts of
any New York financier.
As a banker and Investor, he always
showed great interest in the develop?
ment of the Northwest.
I am pleased to tinnounee to m>
customers and the public generally
th.it I am again installed in my Den?
tal oltlee. which has been closed for
stVfal UrMttg on account of remodel?
ling the Osteen BttlMIttg?
My Offlc* Kai hern entirely refitted
und 1 am prepared to <o rve my cus?
tomers with more comfort and sat'M
fuctlon, both to them and myself.
N. Q. OSTEKX, JR., D. I). S.
T?FT TO EUiMTE NEGRO.
is RELIEVED TO FAVOR WHITE
ballot roil Tin: BOOTH.
statement Made By senator CttUom
that l^lltiiiiuitloii of Negro Vote in
this section would Wipe out Um
Demoorattlc Party uiui timt the
Time is Ripe roe this step is
Thought to he In Accord with the
opinion of the president.
Washington, D, C\. Nov.. 7.?Per?
sons close to the adrnlstration regard
the statement made here today by
Senator Collom. Of Illinois, that the el?
imination of negro in the South would
mean the Immediate control of that
section by the Republican party us
being the real sentiment of the Pres?
ident on this subject. The Illinois sen?
ator is close to Mr. Taft. In fact, he is
one of the President's valued consellors
and political advisors, the fact that he
ravely ever appears in print and has
Iii tie to say on public maters, leads to
the belief here tonight that his state?
ment Indicates the real mind of the
President since the bitter's tour of the
"Elliminate the negro from politics
in the south?give that section of the
country an exclusively white ballot, or
a franchisement which shall mean
absolute and unequivocal white supre?
macy In the management of its whole
affairs and there is not a state below
the Masons and Dixon's line which
will not be found in the Republican
column of the electoral college," Sen?
ator Cullom said. "The whole truth
of the situation," he continued, "is
ihat the South believes In and really
needs the enforcement of the Republi?
can doctrine of a protective tariff.
Therefore, the people of that section
would like to vote in behalf of can?
didates?Congressional, national and
State?who would support such a po?
licy. But they are held in leach, Bp
to speak, by the fear of negro domin?
ation; the fear of colored men in of?
fice, both of the elective classes and
those appointed at Washington. They
are afraid of the race issue; there can
be no doubt that they are constantly
In a state of excitement over the pros?
pect of a colored vote of suprlor num?
bers, and naturally they cling together
against the black man as a matter of
protection, not of their industrial in?
terests, but of their personal affairs.
"But I am satisfied," continued Sen?
ator Cullom, "that if the negro were
not a factor in politics in the South,
there wouldn't be a State in that sec?
tion which would not be line with our
party, and which would not support
our candidates and their principles.
Take a State like Alabama, for in?
stance. There is a community which
possesses vast coal, iron and other in?
dustries demanding a protective tariff.
With her ranks States like Tennessee,
Texas and others. They all want to
be protected industrially, and the peo?
ple are ready to join us were it not
the negro. How can you blame com?
munities like South Carolina and Mis?
sissippi, for instance, for voting the
Democratic ticket when in some sec?
tions the proportion of colored popu?
lation is ten blacks to one white? It
is in communities like these that the
white people are afraid.
"Now, mind you," Mr. Cullom went
on, "I do not necessarily mean that
I favor the total disfranchlsement df
the negro. In Illinois, for instance,
we have a large negro vote, Just as
Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey and New
York have. But up in these communi?
ties it is a different proposition. There
appears to be a distinction somewhere
between the two sections in this re?
spect, and the Northern colored man
uses his ballot with wisdom and fair?
ness. We are satisfied with him, but
It is notorious, of course, that the
South is not. And if it were not for
this colored ballot in the South, the
Mason and Dixon line would be wiped
out of existence as far as politics is
concerned. The Democratic party, or
what is left or it, would then be in a
sorry plight, if indeed there would re?
main any Democractlc party to be in
any sort of plight.
"Of course, the President doesn't
intend to surrended any principle, but
at the same time he is willing to make
concessions to the Southern people
commensurate with any fair sense of
justice. And likewise does not intend
-?o eradicate the Mason and Dixon
line. In my opinion .he is just the
man for that task, and If be doesn't
accomplish it to a certain degree at
least. I shall he sadly mistaken. That
line must be wiped out at some era or
another; that mtich is a certainty, and (
l can't see why there should be uny
logical reason why the proper ac?
tion should not come right now. There
are Several States In the South simply
ripe for failing into the Republican
column. I reiterate that It is the ne?
gro vote which is holding Dixie land
aloof from the Republican count In
the electorlal college. Brase that ob?
jections! VOte and this country will be
a unite politically, as it now is patriot
ieally. - Newi and Courier.
They who forgive most shall be
most forgiven.' Bailey.
Send us your job work.
UFT IN CHARLESTON.
DELIGHTFUL BANQUET IN PRESI?
The City of Hospitality Maintains its
Reputation as a Host?President
Taft Makes ? Brief Speech That Was
Devoid Polities and in Excellent
(News and Courier.)
President William Howard Taft
captivated all his hearers at the ban?
quet given In his honor at the Char?
leston Hotel last night. His speech
was filled with local allusions, and it
was punctuated throughout with
laughter and applause. He declared
In coming here he did not feel that
the reception accorded him by Char?
leston was simply the hospitable Wel?
come of another hospitable Southern
city, but that it was a sort of home- I
coming; that in reaching Charleston
he was hack again among friends who
knew him personally and whose
names and faces were those of fami
lar friends. He reminded the ban- I
queters that this was his sixth visit
to Charleston, and repeated with pos- I
itiveness his belief that this was the
best of all cities from which to em?
bark for Panama. He paid a high
tribute to George Lagare, had some
good natured fun at the expense of I
the Governor and Senators of South
Carolina and of his local newspaper I
friends, told amusingly of his exper- I
lences on the present trip and ended I
with the earnest hope that Charles?
ton might lose none of those things I
which today make her unique among I
The banquet last night was a com- 1
plete success in all respects. The I
guests included, besides Mr. Taft and I
his party, the Governor of the State, I
both the United States Senators from I
South Carolina, representatives of the I
army and navy and leading newspaper
and Chamber of Commerce men from I
all parts of South Carolina, besides a I
large number of the leading citizens I
of Charleston. The banquet was en- I
Joyed by all present. Practically ev- I
ery seat at the table was filled, and
with only a few exceptions all the in- 1
vited guests were present, some of I
them coming from considerable dis-1
tances espclally for this event.
To Chairman Samuel Lapham, of I
the banquet committee is due the Urg
est share of the credit for the
smoothness with which everything I
passed off. All the arrangements had I
been carefully planned before hand, I
and the schedule was adhered to as I
arranged throughout. The beautiful- I
ly decorated banquet hall was entered
promptly at 9 o'clock and the dinner
had been served, Mr. Taft had made
his address and everything was over I
at half after 11 o'clock.
The guests began assembling in the
lobbies of the Charleston Hotel short- I
ly after 8 o'clock. There the> min- I
gled pleasantly and those who had not I
met the President were introduced to I
him. Shortly before 9 o'clock they I
were formed into lines according to J
the tables at which they were to be |
seated and under the marshalship of I
Messrs. R. G, O'Nelle, Montague I
Triest, Dan'l L. Sinkler and P. H.
Gadsden they were escorted into the
banquet hall while the First Band.
Coast Artilledy Corps, played patrio-1
tic airs. The band was located on a I
stand in the court yard immediately I
outside the banquet hall, the windows I
being open, and their music through
out the banquet added greatly to the
pleasure of the occasion.
Mr. Taft escorted by Mayor Rhett I
was the last to enter the banquet hall.
He was cheered heartly upon his en
The banquet was served in the large I
dining hall of the Charleston Hotel.
All Thursday night and all day yes
terday a force of skilled workmen had
labored under the capable guidance of
Mr. T. J. McCarty, of the Connelley
McCarty Company, to make the ban- I
quet as beautiful as possible. The re- I
suit was all that could have been de?
sired. The whole atmosphere was one
I of unobtrusive elegance.
I The tables had been arranged in the
I form of a gigantic punch bowl. In
! the centre was a beautiful sunken
garden, while all around the outlines
I of the bowl the guests were seated.
The Presidential party was located at
the north table. Just behind the Pre?
sident's chair, In the centre of his ta?
ble, were two very large vases of ex?
tremely handsome chrysanthemums.
Immediately In front Of the President
were the marble steps leading down
Into the sunken garden. At the points
to his right and to his left where the
walls of the garden joined the table
at which he and his party were seat?
ed, the handsome eagle-mounted de
signs made especially for the banquet
by a famous Northern caterer, were
placed. In the centre of the sunken
garden was an electrical fountain,
with red. white and blue lights, while
gold fish disported In the limpid wa
lers and the fountains played over
nil. Immediately above tin* fountain
w ;is a handsome chandelier with
many lights from which depended tiny
flags <'i evi r\ nation.
At either end of the garden wrtS t
map?* arbor, the vines being very re
aJlatlCi and luscious bunches of grapei
'B^H^i mmmXmwfi ^^jfe "<^^^55r?R^^B5 \ / w ***** *" "^~^Jw ^ /it;'' ^^^^^^^
^fi:he most nuM?ous\
.Jy food and the most
*|S dainty and delicious Rk
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jWk Afiso/ate/yPut* lg)
Jy No fretting over the biscuit Dt
making. Royal is first Wfe
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hanging in clusters, being represented
in colored electric lights. The horde
of the garden was laid in smilax and
different colored chryanthemums. One
of the most beautiful features of the
decorations was the flowers, of which
there was the greatest profusion of
roses, carnations and Chrysanthe- ,
mums of all colors. Brass lamp p< . 14
with miniature lights made the gar?
den bright. Two stars of red and blue
were planted on the slope of the gar?
den and beds of different colored
flowers in the shape of stars atid flags
were outlined. Bronze statuary was
used to excellent effect, and miniature
trees and shubbery heightened the
naturalness of the setting. Everything
was in miniature, of course. On the
tables, on the wulls, everywhere, flow?
ers were in evidence, the chrysanthe?
mums being especially bautiful.
Eouttonlers of red and white carna?
tions were at each plate. The walls
were covered with large and hand?
EXAMINATION FOR ANNAPOLIS.
Columbia, Nov. 5.?Senator Tillman
has received the following announce?
ment in regard to the competitive ex?
amination for two cadetshlps at the
United States naval academy, which
was held in Columbia on November 1.
under the direction of State Superin?
tendent of Education Swearingen.
The examination was held and the pa?
pers graded by a committee consist?
ing of Profs. S. H. Edmunds, A. R.
Banks, and J. B. Coleman. The young
men were examined by number and
when the committee completed it?
work, Mr. Swearingen opened the en?
velopes inclosing the numbers and
names and this is the result:
No. 13?Charles Franklin Martin,
College of Charleston, Charleston, first
principal, grade SO 8-15.
No. 26.?Wallace Prior. Clemson
college, first alternate, grade 73 14-13.
No. ?.?W. M. Nichols, Spartanburg
second alternate, grade 69 2-15.
No. 27.?B. M. English. Jr., Colum?
bia, route No. 3, third alternate, grade
No. 10.?F. H. All, Clemson college,
fourth alternate, grade 50 1-3.
No. 5.?-T. D. Ruddock, Jr., 21
Pinckney street, Charleston, second
principal, grade 82 4-15.
No. 17.?William Forgarty, 90
Broad street, Charleston, first alter?
nate, grade 77 1-3.
No. 2.?Thomas S. Marshall, Clem?
son college, second alternate, grade 72.
No. 30.?C. E. DesChamps, Sumter.
third alternate, grade 68 1-5.
No. 25.?William J. Carter, Jr., Dil?
lon, fourth alternate, grade 4 7.
Tlte appointment blanks giving the
two principals and six alternates the
right to appear before the civil service
board for examination next April will ;
be filled out in the near future and
mailed to the navy department in ac?
cordance with the law and the re?
spective appointees will be notified of
their nomination with the necessary
authority to appear for examination.
The men who have won the ap?
pointments will have almost six
months In which to study and further
improve themselves and the examina?
tion is very rigid.
P. B. Bruner of Oswego, an indus?
trious and successful colored farmer
who raises other crops beside cotton
was In town Friday with ? load of ii?i??
vlneless yams for sah", and brought
the editor a sample In the shape of
two potatoes that Weighed nearly five
COTTON CHOP SHOUT.
J. A. Taylor Ecstlmate* Yield at Lee*
Than 10.000,000 Rales.
Memphis, enn.. Nov. 5.?J. A. Tay?
lor, president of the National Gia
ners" association, today issued the fol?
"Complete returns in^'cate a max?
imum crop of 9,780,000 bales, not ln
cluding linters or repacks. Minimum
"The heavy falling off is over the
belt except in Georgia and the Car?
olinas, where there is about as good a
crop as last year on a little smaller
"Maximum report by States: Ala?
bama 969,000; Arkansas 644,000; Flor.
Ida 60,000; Georgia 1,870.000; Louis?
iana 239,000; Mississippi 958.000; iMs
souri and Virginia 58,000; North Car?
olina 648,000; Oklahoma 587.000.
South Carolina 1.186.000; Tennessee
IlltOf; Texas 2,309,000. Total
"The ginner? say the small yield
is largely due to the smallness of bolls
and low yield of lint As the crop is
so near ginned, we will probably not
make our December estimate."
The cotton crop in 1908, was lay"
GS1.829 bales, while in 1907 the yield
POSTAL LOSS $17.479.770.
Over $610.000.000 In Cash Sent
Abroad in 20 Years.
Washington, Nov. 6.?A postal de?
ficiency of 117.479,770, an increase of
1569,491 over last year, was announc?
ed in the annual report of Merritt O
Chance, auditor of the postoffice de?
partment made public today. The
audited revenues for the fiscal year
ended June 30 last, amounted to $203,
562.333, an increase of 6.31 per cent,
over the preceding year. The audited
expenditures increased 6.07 per cenu
including losses by fire, burglary, etc.
There wre 6,700 additional post
offices authorized to issue money or?
ders. In round numbers $1,089,000,
000 represents the value of, the 72,
479,409 issued and 70,503,459 paid do?
mestic money and international mon?
ey orders with the fees prescribed by
Compared with the volume of do?
mestic money order business in 1890
the number of offices increased 77 per
cent., the number of orders 138 per
cent, and value of orders 136 per cent.
There have been over $640,000,000 in
money orders sent *o foreign countries
during the past 20 years. About 80
per cent, of that sum found lodgment
in Austria, Great Britain, Hungary,
Italy, Norway and Russia and was evi?
dently the surplus earnings of foreign
labor employed in the United Stat?s.
I VBBAGK PLANTS FOR SALE?
1 have about 50,000 Charleston
Wakefield cabbage plants, grown in
the open air, for sale. This is the
season to transplant for early
spring heading. E. S. Miller, at
Folsom's Jewelry Store.
ll-6-6t I?It W.
l t)K SALE?Three nice gilts left, one
pure bred Bershire and two with
trace of Poland Chins). Two or
three cows ertl] be fresh In milk la?
id. Several undressed sleep skins
Si a dollar each: about that value
In WOOl on them. Alter washing,
line for bofcosn Of baggy Of bedside.
Goal skins tec. K. w. Dabbs, Meie?
ville, S. ('.. Nov. Ith.
FOR BALE The U< Leod place. 255
l-L' acres. fine Wateree Rlvei
swamp, cotton and grain land, near
R. R. depot. J. R. g?allOf, Sum
ter. S. C. 10-12-tt