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pH iWl STILL ENTOMBED
RKSCVE WORK HALTED BY
tlt>?H OITIIRKAK OF FI HE.
Oettcral Opinion Around tho Mine at
Cherry, Illinois, In Which Over
Tttre* Hundred Men Wore Hurled
AWve .Saturday. I? That All .Vre He
yond Use Reach of Ahl.
Cherry. III.. Nov. 15.?The thrte
hundred or more miners who were
entombed In the St. Paul coal mine
by hurt Saturday's fire, are dead,
some of the bodies lie burled beneath
thousands of tons of earth which
caved In upon them, and It Is doubt?
ful whether many of the bodies can
ever be recovered.
Thia was the opinion expressed to?
night when rescue work was tem?
porarily abandoned. Flrea In the
mine, which broke out with renewed
fierceness early todsy. made further
descents by rescuers impossible.
Fans employed In an effort to carry
fresh air and life down to the Im?
prisoned men served only to enliven
some embers which sprang Into
flames. Soon the heat and smoke
became so dense that It was neces?
sary again to seal the mouth of the
hoisting shaft and tonight the men
down there, whatever their condition,
are locked in as effectively as in a
Whether attempts to take out the
bodies will be made tomorrow de?
pends on the condition of the Internal
flrea It is possible that carbonic acid
gas will be forced to the bottom of
the mine tomon-ow to choke the
flamea It was said tonight that
three hundred coffins have been or?
dered. Half of them will arrive to?
morrow and half today. Meantime
the several score of nurses who were
rushed here look forward to no pros?
pect of heroic work In reviving In?
jured men. It Is believed that no one
will be brought out of the mine alive.
Light on the Sugar Trust.
(From the New York Sun.)
The Sugar Trust, which la the most
corrupt and rotten trust In existence,
has achieved its repulsive eminence
under the direct patronage and pro?
tection of Republican administra?
A Republican administration pro
ttcts It today. Herbert Parsons,
placed at the head of the Republican
organisation here as the direct repre?
sentative of a Republican administra?
tion, represents the interests of the
Sugar Trust. His father. John E.
Parsons. Is under Indictment for the
^.colossal frauds of which the Sugar
Trust has been guilty. Herbert Par?
sons administers the Republican or?
ganisation of New York to suit the
conv? nlence and the vicissitudes of
the American Sugar Refining com?
pany. Even a municipal election in
this town cannot escape the baleful
sway of this vilest of corporations
manifesting Itself in the person of
A Republican administration at
Washington, In return for money and
for other valuable considerations,
sheltered the Sugar Trust from the
consequence of Its crime?, sheltered
H so effectually that its directors es?
cape the penitentiary only by the in?
terposition of the statute of limita?
tions. Herbert Parsons Is at the head
here of the Republican organisation
to p "i<*tuate and to enforce this re?
lation with the Sugar Trust It is
his only reason for having the politi?
cal weight and force of the Republi?
can political machine (of which the
New York custom house is an inte?
gral part) la now concentrated on the
defense of the Sugar Trust, on com?
muting the penalties which it can
not wholly evade, and affording it the
opportunity to settle with the
United States Treasury by disgorging
$3.000.000 when It had stolen $30,
The men In Washington who delib?
erately debauched and bertayed the
United 8tates and prostituted the
functions of the government In order
to secure Immunity for the Sugar
Trust are Just as deserving of the
penitentiary as John E. Parsons and
his fellow directors, if they are con?
A pertinent contemporary problem
ta Which nrst Instigated the crime
of false weighing, the employes of
the (Mied states Treasury or the
dishonest importers? Equally perti?
nent Is the Inquiry: Which side took
the Initiative In the criminal rela?
tions established between the Sugar
Trust and the Republican adminis?
tration at Washington?
How pitiable mid dr*pw iibic ap?
pears the p?tty pursuit "f William
Loeb's thieves and the ofceeeopercfl
when viewed In the light of the mag?
isterial blackmail and extortion prac?
ticed at the very top ?th the enthu?
siastic Indifference of a nation!
The late E. H. Harrlman. he was
in a tree, like Zaceheus. when he was
Halley's comet It has been figured
out, will pass across the sun's Tace
May 18, on which occasion, however,
the sun will try to look aa pleasant
as possible.?Indianapolis News.
?PINIISHI BUYING COTTON.
The True Inwardness of Cotton Spin?
ners Taking of This Year's Crop
Exposed by Actual Figure*.
(By Walter Parker.)
New. Orleans, Nov. 14.?Spinners'
takings of American grown cotton for
the week tell the same old story:
Plenty of talk of "short time" and of
mills shutting down." but little actual
"do." Of course, It would be absurd
to think of such a thing, but if the
rate of 366,000 per week could be
kept up there would be needed to fill
out a year, something like nl leteen
millions of bales. Now, as there may
not be room enough for them t) take
12,000,000 bales without bringing the
visible at the end of the year to nil,
buch a calculation la significant of
what spinners are doing for the sup?
ply of their future' wants. Surely
there could be no better sign that the
actual stuff Is not lagging by the
wayside for want of bona fide buyers
The real magnitude of the week's
takings was not fully appreciated in
some directions because they run
against comparison of 461,000 for
last year. It was forgotten that for
a year when everything was big?
bigger than ever before known in the
history of cotton?461,000 loomed up
as the heaviest of all the weeks and
the largest recorded for any similar
period. Even last year, with all of
Its "bigness," there were but three
weeks that exceded four hundred
thousand, and not many that reached
366.000. Perhaps a glance at the way
spinners have been taking cotton
from week to week since the com?
mencement of the season will best Il?
lustrate the true Inwardness of the
Here are Mr. Hester's figures:
Oct. 8 .
187.000 169,000 129,000
205,000 216,000 218,000
259,000 182,000 150,000
194,000 257,000 191,000
388,000 296,000 232,000
289.000 328,000 266,000
333,000 299.000 299,000
366.000 461.000 275,000
73 days 2.622,000 2.662.000 2.080 000
It is still more interesting to see
who got the cotton. For the week
the distribution was:
North . . . 108,000 130,000
Sou:h .... 68,000 61,000
Foreign. . . 200.000 270,000
And for the season to date It was:
Total. . . .2.622,000 2,562.000
These still show that foreign spin?
ners are advising their American cou?
sins to do as they say and not as they
do; they are fully 200,000 bales to the
good out of the cream of this short
crop?that much ahead of their
handsome takings for the correspond?
ing 73 days last year, and If they can
only succeed In keeping the wool over
the eyes of American spinners they
will do even better.
To All out a 12,000,000 consump?
tion would require 230,000 a week;
anything over that necessarily indi?
cates that the mills are 0 providing
ahead for eventualities.
Does the difference betwen 366.000
and 230,000 Indicate anxiety for short
Look again at the totals to date:
Takings 73 Year's con
This year . .2,622.000
Last year . .2.662.000 13,157.000
Year before .2,080.000 12,112,000
Are not these facts worthy of pro?
He Wasn't Fooled.
A onco famous publisher was a in.ii?
well acquainted with general lltera
ture, and it was often said of him thai
he never failed to name the author <?:
any given passage. A would be wit
thinking to have a little fun nr ilii>
gentleman's expense, told his friend*
at a dinner party before the said pub
Usher's arrival that he had himself
written some verses in Imitation of"
Sou they nnd that he Intended to puz
lie old F. with the question of their
Accordingly later in the evening the
wag quoted his lines, and. turning to
Mr. F., be said: "I am sure they are
Southey's from their style, but 1 can?
not remember where tbey occur. Of
eourse you can tell us."
"I cannot say I remember them," re.
piled Mr. F., "but there are only two
periods In Southey's life when he
could hnvp written them."
"When were those?" asked the Joker,
with a wink at his friends.
"Either In 1i1m infancy or his dotage,"
was the quiet reply.
Sam Jones, colored, killed his wife
and fatully shot himself In Charles?
ton Monday. Jealousy was tho mo?
The negroes of Africa are simple and
direct Ifl speech. It never occurs to
them, writes Mr. R. H. MUUgan in
4,The Jungle Folk In Africa," that the
purpose of language is to conceal
thought, and to commiserate the Afri?
can for his color is a waste of sym?
pathy. In illustration of this Mr. Mil
llgnn gives an amusing conversation
with one of his pupils. One day when
I was talking to Bojedi something in
the course of the conversation prompt?
ed me to ask him whether he would
like to be a white man. He replied
respectfully but emphatically In the
negative. I wished to know his rea?
son. He hesitated to tell me, but I
was insistent, and at last he replied:
"Well, we think that we are better
I gasped when I thought of the vast?
ly ill looking faces I had seen in 4he
jungles, and iu apology for myself I
"But you have not seen us in our
own country, where there Is no ma?
laria and where we are not yellow and
He quietly asked what color we were
in our own country, to which 1 prompt?
ly replied, "Pink and white."
Looking at me steadily for a mo?
ment, he remarked:
"Mr. MUUgan, if I should see you in
your own country I don't believe I
should know you."
Long Winded Prsaohers.
Dean Lefroy, who expressed the
opinion that ten minutes is long
enough for a sermon, would have met
witt scant sympathy from some di?
vines of past centuries, says the West
Ttomas Hooker considered three
hours a fair average allowance for a
sermon, though, on one occasion, when
he was ill, he let his congregation off
more lightly. Pausing at the end of
fifteen minutes, he rested awhile and
then continued his homily for two
hours longer. Crnnmer's sermons were
each a small book when set up in type,
and Baxter, Knox, Bunyan and Calvin
rarely reached "Lastly, my brethren,"
under two hours.
George Herbert once said: "The par?
son exceeds not an hour in preaching,
because all ages have thought that a
competency," but a certain rector of
Bilbury, Gloucestershire, was of an?
other opinion, for he never sat down
under two hours. The squire, we
learn, usually withdrew after the text
was announced, smoked his pipe out?
side and returned for the blessing.
Revenge In Ceylon.
A system of Cingalese "black magic'
peculiar to the island is still practiced
in some parts of Ceylon. It is stated
that there are 4,440 different methods
of causing ill to others. Here Is a
translation of one of these methods of
deallig with your enemy:
"On Sunday eleven peya"?one peya
equals twenty-four English minutes?
"after sunrise Yama Devi"?the god of
der.th and Judgment?"goes to the west.
Str.rt at this hour; take a meal of
bluish rice; dress in red colored gar?
"Take a root of ginger at the time of
the ?odiac of Aries; write on it the
name of your rival, charm it 108 times,
wrap it in a.golden colored cloth and
place It in your waist.
"When you meet your rival, look
straight into his face and break the
root in your hand. Within nine peyas
he will be killed by an elephant, and
when seven months elapse six other
persons of his family will meet their
doom."?Ceylon National Review.
A Gale by Another Name.
Doubtless there were man ' puzzled
readers when a deep sea ski, . rolled
into this harbor a few days ago and
reported that his ship had been be?
lated by a gale which had piped up to
?force 10." "Force 10," it was ex?
plained, meant something like a hurri?
cane. It Is a term borrowed from the
Beaufort scale, a scheme of wind
measurements devised by the British
admiral Beaufort before the days of
ocean going steam. Force 1 was a
calm, force 2 a light breeze, and so on
up to the hurricane velocity. Perhaps,
too, the Beaufort scale may give a
clew to those who have been wonder?
ing for some time at the title of a
popular German picture. It Is just one
expanse of frowning cloud and storm
tossed billow, and the artist has named
it "windstarke 10,11."?New York Sun.
It Is popularly believed that If one's
eyebrows meet It Indicates deceit
Charles Klngsley Indorses this belief,
hut Tennyson has other Ideas and
poetically speaks of "married brows."
In Turkey meeting eyebrows are
greatly admired, and the women use
artificial means to bring the brows to
this condition, and if art cannot in?
duce thin eyebrows to grow they make
up by drawing a black line wrlth paste.
It would appear that the Greeks ad?
mired brows which almost met, and
the fashionable Inhabitants of Rome
not only approved of them, but re
sored to pigments to make up the
lack which sometimes existed.
Some proverbs state that the person
whoso eyebrows meet will always
have good luck, while others state ex?
actly the reverse. The Chinese say
that "people whose eyebrows meet
can never hope to attain to the dig?
nity of a minister of state," and in
Greece of today the* man whose brows
meet is said to be a vampire, while in
Denmark and Germany It is said he
is a werewolf.?London Standard.
"What on earth possessed you to be>
come engaged to Herbert?" a young
lady asked her friend. "You don't love
him an atom!"
"I know," was the candid reply, "but
that horrid Jones girl does!"
There are thirty cases of smallpox
fi.t Ninety-Nine Islands, Cherokee
A Thousand Reasons for
Everybody knows that we are SUMTER'S most reliable grocers, as may be
seen from the fact of our ever-growing patronage. We are ready for the test to be
put to us. Our stock shows the most complete selection ever offered in this section
of SOUTH CAROLINA.
Of Course You Need These:
Currants, - - - - 15c pkg.
Citron, - 20c lb.
Raisins, Monogram Brand, - - 10c pkg.
Raisins, Republic Brand, - - 15c pkg.
Spices?Finest Quality in Bulk or Packages.
Candied Lemon Peel, - - 25c lb.
Candied Orange Peel, - - 25c lb.
Pineapple Glace, - 50c lb.
Candied Cherries, ... 50c lb.
Marischino Cherries, - - 35c, 50c, 75c bottle.
Mince Meat, Sweet Pickle Peaches, Plum Pudding,
Olives?bulk and bottled. Sweet Mixed Pickles?bulk
and bottled, Dills?bulk and bottled, Sour Pickles?
bulk and bottled, Mustard, Chow Chow, Sauer Kraut.
Are selected with care. Malaga Grapes, Cooking and
Eating Apples, Oranges, Chestnuts, Lemons, Nuts, Etc.
Visit the Big Grocery Store at 25 North Main Street. Special attention to Mail
Orders. If you do not live in the city, phone or write us and your order will receive
that same care as if you were present.
We stand back of every article sold to be just as represented. You can show
your wiseness by giving us that THANK SGIVING ORDER. LEAVE IT WITH.
'where Quality reigns"
XO HOPE FOR MINERS.
No Attempt Made Yesterday to Pen?
etrate Mine?Troops Will Keep
Order When Bodies are Brought
Cherry, 111., Nov. 16.?Troops were
called for today to prevent any un?
toward demonstration at the St. Paul
coal mine when the bodies of the
three hundred men entombed by the
last Saturday's disaster are brought
to the surface. Sheriff Skoglund, of
Bureau County. telegraphed to
Springfield asking Gov. Deneen to
send several companies of militia. So
far there has been no violence, and
it is hoped by the presence of a
small guard to prevent any ill-ad?
vised move on the part of the mi?
ners, whose feelings have been
wrought up by the loss of their com?
When the entombed men, or more
likely, their bodies, will be brought
to the surface, is doubtful. None of
the officers believe that any of the
three hundred entombed men are
alive but nothing more is now act?
ually known about their fate than
was known the day of the accident.
Fire In the mine today was even
more Intense than it was when the
men were entrapped three days ago.
and .no efforts could be made to en?
ter the shaft.
Fire Chief Horan, of Chicago, ar?
rived today with assistance and a
?upply of hose and chemical fire ex?
tinguishers. The seal over the mouth
of the shaft was perforated, and it
was intended to force water and i
chemicals down through pipes. A
thermometer plunged into the sand
scattered on top of the seal showed I
a temperature of 110 degrees, indicat- i
ing that the heat in the interior of
the mine must have been intense.
"It's no use now," said Chief Hor?
an. "To lift the lid today would mean
that the whole mine would blaze up,
and there would be no possibility of \
recovering even the bodies. The coal
deposits would take fire and the tim?
ber supports would crumble."
George B. Rice, of Pittsburg, chief
of the field work of the United States
Geological Survey Association, was
was positive that the reopening of the
mine would have to be postponed.
The only progress made today was
in orKanizing relief work for the
many destitute remnants of families.
WOMEN OF THE HAREM.
They Gladly Gave Up Luxuries of
Paiaee for Peasant Lire.
(From the Constantinople Turqule.)
The govtrnmenl Ars! sent tele
mams to all parts Of Anatolia in
Which were to be found Circassian
refUgeee or colonists likely to have
daughters, sister* or relatives in the
barem of Abdul Hamid. They were
summoned Immediately to Constanti
A Bank Account is Not Only a Luxury, But a
Necessity to a Successful Business Man.
Do you know of a man or woman who is con?
ducting a successful business without the assis?
tance of a bank account.
No matter what line of business you are en?
gaged in?farming, merchandising, teaching,
clerking or one of the professions, you should
have an account with a bank ?this bank.
We furnish a bank book and checks free.
Bank of Sumter.
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.,
Has the largest capital stock of any bank in Sumter Coun?
ty with a rapidly growing surplus, a progressive and ac?
commodating set of officials, it is able and guarantees it's
patrons the very best that's :o be had in the way of conser?
nople in order to take back into their
own country the ladies of the harem j
who belonged to them. For several
days these Circassian villagers have
been arriving in-the city , wearing
their picturesque costume, with dag?
ger in girdle.
Tht reunion of the long-separated
kinsfolk is thus described: "Tears, ca?
resses and cries of enthusiasm and ex"
citement prevailed. The girls recog?
nized fathers, brothers, uncles or cou?
sins; they kissed, they wept, they ut?
tered exclamations of joy at the re?
covery of the dear relatives from
whom they had been separated for so
"They Mlced for news of their
mothers, their sisters, their brothers
and their friends. Some there were
who did not know their relatives from
% 'iom they had been taken away
in early childhood. The recognition
was made only by a reference to fam?
ily names and names of the villayets
from which they had been exiled."
The young women arc described as
being heartily glad to leave the per?
petual seclusion <?f the harem for the
liberty of peasant lite. "These ladies,
who lived like prlnceeeee <>f fairyland,
in a sumptuous palace, who wore be?
witching dresses ami ate off plate,
who floated in glided shallops on en?
chanted lakes and still were unhappy,
are lUddely snatched by a social re?
volution from the shores of the Bos
phorus and sent back to the Isolated
villages of Asia Minor. Here their
only dwelling will be a thatched cot?
tage, their only pastimes the cultiva?
tion of the soil, thf milking of cows
and the herding of cattle.
"Their evening meal will be a piece
of maize bread, with a bowl of skim
milk; but they will have health.
Death by consumption will net be
theirs. They will live happy lives,
surrounded by love and affection."
Citizens of Little Rock. Marion
county, have put up a certified check
for $25.000 to be turned over to the
officers of the proposed new county
of Pee Dee, or Dillon, in the event
Little Rock is made the county seat.
Charles Julius Redding, aged 36, a
lawyer und real estate broker of
Charleston* S. C, committed suicide
in his apartment in a ho?el in Mor
ganton. X. C, Tuesday afternoon by
shooting himself with a shotgun.
William Howard, a traveling man,
known as Oklahoma Bill, has been
arrested in Meridian, Miss., for pass?
ing worthless checks on the Spartan
Rochester elected a lady school
commissioner by a plurality of more
than 7,000. The salary she will re?
ceive Is rather large. We predict her
early marriage.?Charleston News
and Couler. _ ^