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WEONESDAY. NOVEMBER 17, 1909.
Entered at the Poatoffice at Sumter, S.
C., aa Second Clues .Matter.
The Hank of Sumter?A Bank Ac?
Booth-Hnrby Uve Stock Co.?
Homes. Mules. Buggies. Etc.
Mrs. J. W. Jackson Is visiting in
Mr. 8. C. McKeowen returned Fri?
day from Atlanta, where he attended
the automobile races.
Rev. liouls Forde, of Greenville, Is
Malting Mr. Oeo. F. Epperaon.
Mlaa Antonia Kopff. the delegate
to the Woman's Home and Foreign
Missionary Society of the South Car?
olina Synod, which met at Luther
Chapel, Leeavllle. 8. C. Rev. S. C.
Ballentlne. pastor, haa returned' and
reports a full attendance and an In?
teresting and profitable meeting.
C. L. Cuttino, Esq., went to Colum?
bia on bustneas Saturday.
Mr. J. M. Woodley spent Friday
In Columbia on business.
Mra. J. E. Jervey who haa been
quite alck for sometime doea not Im?
prove aa hoped for and Is still In a
Mr. J. M. Reamea, of Rembert, was
In town Saturday.
Mr. W. T. Broirdon, of Brogdon'a,
was In town on business Friday.
Mr. Julian 8eale returned to Wla
acky Monday morning.
Mr. Geo. M. Saundera of Claremont
was In town Monday.
Mr. Joaeph P. Dulley. of Philadel?
phia, la visiting his alster, Mrs. H. M.
ACCIDENT IN TIMMONSVILLE.
Thomas J. Crews of Durham Sustains
Fatal Fall While In Fit of Somn?
Ttmmonevllle, Nov. 14.?Thomas J.
Crews of Durham, N. C, who was on
a visit here to see his daughters, Mrs.
W. J. Henry and Mra. Duncan Mc?
Kenzie, waa found this morning In a
dying 'condition on the cement walk
of Mr. McKenzie'? residence. He died
soon after h? was found. He was
sleeping In the second story and went
to bed. apparently well. In a fit of
somnambulism he walked out of the
window and fell. He waa 70 years
old. and was highly reapected. His
body will be Inteerrd at Durham, N.
SOLICITOR TO BVE FOR LIBEL?
Timmer man May Institute Proceed?
ings Against Dr. Bell and the
Edgefleld, Nov. 14.?It Is reported
here that a suit for libel will be In?
stituted by Solle tor Timmerman
agalnat Dr. D. A. Bell and the Edge?
fleld A Ivertlaer, the one for writing,
the other for publishing certain state?
ment* In connection with the caae of
the State agalnat Bill Broadwater.
tried here at the laat term of court
for murder. Theae statements, It la
alleged, reflecting on Mr. Timmerman
aa an officer.
A FOOLISH MOVE.
Strike to Follow Imprisonment of La?
Philadelphia. Pa., Nov. 14.?Plana
for a general strike by wage-workers
throughout the country for a period
of two werks. beginning on the day
the officers of the American Federa?
tion of Labor are imprisoned for con?
tempt, of court, were Inaugurated
here today at a meeting of the Cen?
tral Labor Union.
Reaolutlona to this effect were
unanimously adopted by the union,
which represents about 75,000 work
era In many lines of employment in
Theodore McCune. Arctic and Afri?
can explorer and fnliowr of the aea
aa captain of a merchant vessel for
thirty-five years, died at a hospital In
Pltteburg. Sea life tiring and his ven?
turesome aplrlt not being satlafled
with explorations in Africa. McCune.
aaaiated by friends, fitted out an ex
pendition for the Far North. He waa
away two years and did not recover
from the hardships endured during
the trip for a long time.
An Kngllnh Journalist, somewhat
mixed aa t< personalties In America,
say l?ana Gibson founded the New
York Sun. Of course, Hlehard Hard?
ing Davis was the President of the
Confederacy and Hooker T. Wash?
ington the father of hla country.?
The State Board of Pharmaceutical
Examlnera will meet In Columbia,
Wednesday. 17th Inet.
Bayle* Lewis, Infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Archer, aged three and
one-half months, died at 7:30 o'clock
Sunday night, after a brief Illness.
The funeral services were held at
4:30 o'clock Monday at the residence
on North Harvln street.
Mrs Victoria Pringle, widow of the
te Dr. W. J. Pringle, died at her
ome on Kendrlck street at 2 a. m.,
riday after only a few hours
Iness. Her death was altogether un
xpeeted and was a great shock to her
ISAlly, The funeral services were
eld at Concord Church at 3 o'clock
Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Pringle Is
urvlved by two sons and six daugh?
I CONTINGENT ASSET.
The Court Didn't Appoint a Receiver
to Administer It.
A woman's way of getting around
trouble, especially her ability to an?
swer a question without giving any In?
formation, Is well known, particularly
to the members of tbe bar that have
bad occasion to cross words with her
on the stand. A woman with a well
developed sense of humor once foiled
tbe persistent attempt of W. O. Cha
pln, late editor of the American Law?
yer, to elicit Information In supple?
mentary proceedings. He tells tbe story
of tbe failure himself.
"I bad been admitted to tbe bar but
a short time and was a fair specimen
of the average theory stuffed, practice
wanting, law school graduate. How
Joyously were tbe commands of the
managing clerk obeyed! Here was tbe
looked for opportunity to demonstrate
my ability in tbe uoble art of search?
ing ly examining a recalcitrant wit
aess, a woman I
"Of the two, I fancy, however, that
It was the lady who was more self
possessed when tbe proceedings open
ed. She wts a dressmaker and bad
been sued for debt by a dry goods
firm. The examination dragged its
?low length along, revealing no assets,
until finally came tbe omnium gathe?
rum query asked as a finisher.
?"Have you any property of any
kind or na ure, real or personal, or
any right or Interest in property that
you bave failed to mention?*
"Perhaps it was my tone she dis?
liked. At any rate, her eyes snapped.
?Well, I've got what perhaps you
wouldn't call an Interest, but It's al
most as good. It's an expectation.
Must I answer?"
** 'If you i lease.' I was encouraged.
???Well, you see. It's this way. I've
tot two sisters, and both of 'em have
married finely. Now, neither one of
them begins to be as good looking as I
** Tea.' 8t e had me puzzled.
???Well, I really don't see why 1
shouldn't ht vp tbe same show.'
"It Is needless to say that there wae
no receiver appointed to administer
this 'asset ' "?Chicago Record-Herald.
Worked It Off.
Just what may happen to a man who
Isn't strictly honest was Illustrated on
a street car a few daya ago. A man
handed th< conductor a dollar and
asked for u strip of tickets. He re?
ceived his five tic kern, and then tbe
conductor fumbled around for change
tu. managed to make a "mistake."
He handed the man two half dollars
instead of 70 cents. The man put
away the- money without saying a
word ...d In a couple of minutes work?
ed bis way to tbe front of tbe car and
go: off. "Say, conductor," said an In?
terested observer, "did you know you
didn't give that man the right
change?" The conductor smiled com?
placently. "That's all right." be said.
"If he'd bem honest and returned that
bad half dollar I'd bave given him a
good quarter for It I've been trying
to get rid c f that piece of money for a
week. I ruess he deserved to get
Sweet and Lew.
A young man named Sweet engaged
to marry a young woman named Lowe.
A few Sundays previous to tbe wed?
ding tbe hippy couple attended church
together, ajid aa tbey walked along tbe
lisle the c ioir began singing the song
"Sweet ancl Low," entirely unconscious
of tbe musical pun that was being per
??Well, pc rson, is your flock Ub'ral in
'?Liberal 1 Well, I should say dey Is
not that. Why, when I asted them to
sing 'Ole li.undred' dey done sung The
Ninety and Nine.' "-Harper's.
Didn't Impress Him.
Shortly after his rise to the bench
Judge Co! 'man had occasion to pro?
nounce a ife sentence upon a notori?
ous offender. In the course of his re?
marks the Judge spoke with so much
feeling and eloquence that tunny of
the listener were deeply affected. The
prisoner, on the other hand, seemed to
be quite Indifferent, looking at the cell
Ing and nrpnrently giving no attention
whatever to what was being said
After he bad been remanded to Jail
one of thi young lawyers had gone
Into the cell, curious to know how the
criminal hud felt when his honor was
passing sentence upon him.
"What c\i you meun?" asked the con
**I mean when the Judge was telling
you you ii ust go to prison for life."
"You mean when he was talking to
"Oh, I tevor paid DO attention to
Tick Colemnn. He nln't no public
apenker n< how!"- Argonaut
The bones for those who come late.
AN UNSOCIABLE LOT.
What Mr. Thomae Thought of tht
Crowd In New York.
Mr. Thomas crammed a fresh stick
of birch into bis little stove and closed
the door, which John Arnold had left
ajar on bis entrance. The tiny shoe
shop thus became air tight. Then the
proprietor replied to John's question
of what he thought cf New York.
"I can tell ye lu 'mazing few words,"
he said. "It's considerable of a place.
Lots doing an' splendid big buildings
an' schools an' churches an' all that.
They think they're some puukins too.
Au' I ain't saying that there ain't
plenty of real smart ones there. Spite
of all that, though, I call 'em kind o'
Ignorant, besides being cold In their
"1 want to know!" commented John,
rislbly Impressed by this recital.
?Til tell ye," continued Mr. Thomas.
"Brother Tom's boy's office Is down
near the big Brooklyn bridge, and I
used to go down there and set a good
deal while my wife visited with his
wife up in Uarlem.
"When It come what they call rush
hour I used to go down an' stand on
the bridge an' watch 'em passing by,
hundreds of 'em, on their way home,
an' 1 got to feel real friendly an' to
know lots of 'em by sight But"?
Mr. Thomas paused Impressively?
"but, although I didn't miss an aff
noon whilst I was there, an' that was
two weeks, nary one o' them men ever
give me a single glance of recognition.
"It wa'n't my place to speak first, me
being a stranger an' they home, so to
speak. I wa'n't going to push myself;
but, 1 tell ye what, John, two or three
times I had to hold on to myself to
keep from telling of 'em just what I
thought of such onfrlendly ways.
" 'Why/ says I to Brother Tom's
boy, 'how long do you s'pose one o'
them would be at Tunkett Corners be?
fore we knew him well enough to nod
to an' found out his nameT "?Youth's
A Study In Anatomy.
The brain Is the headquarters of the
nervous system and contains the cen?
tral offices of the Anatomical Tele?
When the suburban nerve center
says, "Hello, central," the brain eithei
replies "What number?" or "Busy" or
"Out of order," as the case may be.
Sometimes the wires are crossed and
the company fafll to declare any divi?
dends, thus placing the entire brain in
the hands of a receiver.
From the brain issues the spine,
which Is sometimes useful in matrimo?
ny, although rarely strong enough in
man for practical purposes and con?
stantly growing weaker the longer he
On top of the head the hair grows,
or Is supposed to. In some cases, how?
ever, it fails to grow despite the most
In ladles there are two kinds of hair
?viz, the imported and domestic. In
gentlemen also two kinds?namely,
permanent and transient. The perma?
nent Is seen In wild men, the transient
In civilized men when young.
At one time all the hairs were care?
fully numbered, but the practice has
been discontinued owing to great pres?
sure of other matters.?Llpplncott's.
The Father Pipefish.
"The best of fathers islhe pipefish,"
said an angler. "He hatches the little
pipefish, and after they are hatched
he carries them about with him till
they can take care of themselves.
"This fish has under his tall a sac.
In It he bears the pipefish spawn.
Thus the spawn hatch In perfect
safety. They are not decimated, like
the other fish spawn lying unprotected
on the bottom of the sea, by every
hungry passerby. No; they all hatch,
every one of them.
As soon as they hatch the father fish
splits, or nature splits for him, the
sac, and all the little fish drop out into
the sea, but they cling to papa. Wher?
ever he goes, like a gray cloud those
thousands of tiny sons and daughters
surround him, and on the approach of
danger they pop back again into the
sac just as baby kangaroos pop into
the sac, or marsupial pouch, of their
"The male pipefish is, in fact, the
female kangaroo of the sea."
Wills and Edmund Kean.
Irving used to tell with dramatic ef?
fect a story about W. G. Wills, the
dramatist, who, among other services,
wrote for him the play "Charles L"
When Wills was a boy ten years old
he was taken to see Edmund Kean
play Macbeth. In the murder scene
he was so affected by the realistic
power of the actor that, seized with a
severe attack of nausea, he hurried
from the box. Ten years later he was
lunching at a chop house in Fleet
street when a man entered, sat down
at a table near him and ordered a
meal. He was a perfect stranger to
Wills, who, after a few minutes' pro?
pinquity, was again seized with a fit
of nausea, from which he had not suf?
fered since as a boy he was at the
theater on the occasion mentioned. Ho
was obliged to leave the room. When
some minutes later he paid his bill the
waller said to him: "Did you see that
gentleman at the table near you?
That's Edmund Kean."?H. W. Lucy
in Cornhlll Magazine.
Too Great a Strain.
Every once in awhile the actor
while taking the part of a dude lu a
play would spend large sums of his
stage money. On one of these occa?
sions it seemed too much for a certain
persou in the audleiice, for a voice
rau$ shrill and clear through the
house, "Hey, Bill, how about that five
you owe me?"?Exchange.
Cracks In the Court House? Huh,
go loook at Tammany flail,?New
York Evening Telegram.
Leonardo c inci Was the Fu*st One
to Suggest It.
Credible accounts exist of an English
Benedictine monk, Oliver of Malmes
bury, in the eleventh century having
tried to fly by precipitating himself
from the height of a tower with the
assistance of wings attached to his
arms and his feet. It is said that, hav?
ing gone along a little way, he fell and
broke his legs. He attributed his acci?
dent to failure to provide his appara?
tus with a tall, which would have help?
ed preserve his equilibrium and made
his descent a gentler one.
In the sixteenth century Leonardo da
Vlncl first demonstrated that a bird,
which Is heavier than the air, sustains
Itself, advances In the air, "by render?
ing the fluid denser where It passes
than where It does not pass." In order
to fly It has to fix Its point of support
on the air. Its wings In the descending
stroke exert a pressure from above
down, the reaction of which from be?
low up forces the center of gravity of
its body to ascend at each instant to
the height at which the bird wishes to
maintain It. Some sketches which have
come down to us prove that Leonardo
occupied himself, like Oliver of Malmes
bury, with giving man the power to fly
by the assistance of wings suitably
fixed to the body.
We owe to Leonardo also the Inven?
tion of the parachute, which he de?
scribed in the following terms: "If a
man had a pavilion each side of T .Ich
was fifteen braces wide and twelve
braces high he might cast himself from
any height whatever without fear of
danger." It may be said, too. of Leo?
nardo da Vlncl that he was the first to
suggest the Idea of the screw propeller
Vanity of Men.
In a woman's club, over tea and
cigarettes, a group of ladles cited
many, many Instances of the foolish
vanity of males.
"Take the case of bees," one said.
"Because the queen bee rules the hive,
because she Is the absolute mistress
of millions of subjects, man up to a
few hundred years ago denied her sex.
He called her the king bee.
"Pliny wrote somewhere, 'The king
bee Is the only male, all the rest being
females.' And Moses Rusden, beekeep?
er to Charles II., stoutly denied, In or
der to please his royal master, that the
large bee, the ruler of the hives, be?
longed to the gentler sex.
"Even Shakespeare couldn't bear to
think that the bee of bees, tho largest
and wisest and fairest, the hive's ab?
solute lord, was a female. No, all the
proofs notwithstanding, Shakespeare
called her a male. Dont you remem?
ber the lines?
"Creatures that by a rule in nature teaeb
The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
They have a king and officers of sorts."
?New Orleans Times-Democrat.
The March of the Caravan.
Perhaps the weirdest and most im?
pressive of tho many unwonted mem?
ories that the traveler carries away
with him from travel in the east Is
the recollection of the camel caravans
which he has encountered at night
Out of the black darkness is heard the
distant boom of a heavy bell. Mourn?
fully and with perfect regularity of
iteration it Bounds, gradually swelling
nearer and louder and perhaps min?
gling with the tones of smaller belli
signaling the rear guard of the same
caravan. The big bell is the insignia
and alarm of the leading camel alone.
But, nearer and louder as the sound
becomes, not another sound and not a
visible object appears to accompany
it Suddenly and without the slight?
est warning there looms out of the
darkness, like the apparition of a
phantom ship, the form of the captain
of the caravan. His spongy tread
sounds softly on the smooth sand, and
like a great string of linked ghouls the
silent procession stalks by and Is swal?
lowed up in the night.?"Persia and
the Persian Question."
It Is to Smile.
In walking through a train a smile
always relieves the tension of the mo?
ment, even if it is the train of your
hostess' best dinner gown.
A smile is frequently used to conceal
a vacuum. If it is a broad smile,
however, It defeats its purpose.
If your newly married friends Insist
upon your holding the baby, grab the
Infant firmly by the back of the neck
and smile. The parents will remove
the child at once.
If your dinner partner is talking
over your head, smile. He will prob?
ably grow uncomfortable immediate?
ly and change the subject
If your rival appears to be cutting
you out with the only girl, smile. This
will rouse her suspicions at once, and
she will devote the rest of her time
trying to find out who "that girl" is.
A smile is a handy thing to have
round, even when it is as broad as
It is long. It may square a long stand
Modest Dan Hayes.
An old playbill of the Kilkenny
Theater Royal for May 14, 1793, was a
few years ago reprinted In the West?
ern (England) Mall, and the following
is an extract from it:
"The tragedy of 'Hamlet,' originally
written and composed by the celebrat?
ed Dan Hayes of Limerick and Insert?
ed lu Shakespeare's works."
The playbill concludes with the in?
teresting notice that "no person what?
soever will be admitted Into the boxes
without shoes or stockings." It Is
probable that this Irish claimant to
the houor of the authorship of "Ham?
let" is not so well knowu as his as?
tounding claim might warrant.
Even with free hides the revised
tariff does not seem to be howlingly
popular In the Old Bay State.?
Improves the flavor
and adds to the
of the food
The Advance of Medical Science Since
Some figures read by Dr. Broslcy,
the Commissioner of Health in this
city, at a meeting of the Northwes!
Baltimore Business Men's Association
serve to tell a part of the story of the
marvelous advance In medical science
in the last three dtcades.
? In 1879 the population of Balti?
more was 332.000, and at present it is
approximately 600,000, the increase
in population being 90 per cent.," sale*
Dr. Bosley. "Ia 1879 there were 48'?
deaths from diphtheria, and for the
10 months of 190^ only 59 deaths
have resulted from this disease. The
same condition exists with scarlet fev?
er?367 children died of this disease
in 1879, and in 1909 only 19 cases
have resulted in death. This large re?
duction in death is largely due to the
placing of placards on houses, warn?
ing persons that the disease exists in
The art of sanitation, which is, of
ccurse, allied to, if it does not belong
to the medical science, has accom?
plished much for the safety of humai.
lire. But in the last 30 years the
treatment of disease has been almo?'.
levolutionized and many of the ma?
ladies which where then the most ac?
tive of all the ministers of death now
cause but little alarm. Surgery saves
lives from disorders which were a few
years ago considered fatal. The fact
that the ratio of death from diphthe
ing waged against tuberculosis is not
as active and decisive as It should be,
because the means of segregating de?
pendent patients are not sufficient. If
the advance in medical science during
the next three decades is as great as
the advance since 1879, then the hu?
man race w-ill indeed be fortunate.?
Madame Steinbeil Acquitted.
Paris, Nov. 14.?Madame Margher
ita Stenheil was acquitted by a jury
at an sarly hour this morning of the
murder of her husband, Adolph
Steinheil, a noted painter and her
stepmother. Madame Japy. The
verdict was rendered at 12:56 a, m.,
after 2 1-2 hours deliberation, during
which the jury thrice summone?
president of the court for explana?
tions, thus proving that the orL el
majority was for conviction.
The new schedule on the Atlantic
Coast Line went into effect Moi I
The Palmetto Limited, operating be?
tween New York and Atlanta,
pass daily at 11:15 a. m. and ret urn
at 6:20 p. m. The new train thai
handle the r>eal business bet
this city and Augusta left at 7 i
and returns at 8:15 p. m.
The fire department was called out
at 1:45 Monday by an alarm sc if
from Box 37. The fire was at V r. J.
A. Schwerin'? residence on Mag:
street, which was considerably
ria, as stated by Dr. Bosley, was 10 aged before the fire was extingul
times as great in 1879 as in 1909 tells i The origin of the fire is unkr
a story of medical achievement. Thlr- j but there are sucpicious clr.
ty years ago it was not supposed that ; stances that seem to indicate th.
consumption could be cured. Now was the work of an incendiary. .1 .st
most of the cases In the early stage of
that dreaded disease are regarded as
hopeful. Nevertheless, Dr. Bosley
blleves that the warfare which is be
after the the residence was exting?
uished the barn, which is located In
the rear of the house was found to be
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