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Hems of Interest From all Parts of
Burnt er ami Adjoining Counties,
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Mall your letters so that they - 111
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hour of going to press. Wednesday's
paper Is printed Tuesday afternoon
and Saturday's paper Friday after
Stateburg. Nov If.?Mr. and Mrs.
R. C. Richardson. Jr., spent a few
days In Sumter with relatives during
the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Simons, of
Eutawvllle, have returned home after
visiting the Misses Burgess.
Miss Lottie Nelson is spending
some time with friends at Fort Motte.
Mr. E. N. Frierson and Miss* Julia
Burgess spent Thursday In Sumter.
The Bridge Club met on Wednes?
day afternoon at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Saunders. and
was delightfully entertained by Miss
The many friends of Cot. and Mrs.
J. J. Dargan are very glad to hear
that their daughter, who has been
quite 111, Is now reported much bet?
Mrs. W. R. Flud and Miss Sadie
Flud were In Sumter Saturday.
Mr. Frank P. Burgess spent Sun?
day In our midst.
The weather continues unusually
mild and pleasant for this season of
The farmers are busy digging po?
tatoes, breaking In corn and gather?
ing the remainder of their cotton..
So far we have had only slight
Rembert. Nov. 18.?The harvest
season Is drawing to a close, and
while our farmers throughout this
section have suffered severely from
excessive rains, drought, and a seri?
ous hall, still they are expending ev?
ery energy, and with grit and deter?
mination have commenced to prepare
for another crop. They are planting
oats and some are experimenting
with a small acreage in wheat. The
oat acreage will be larger than last
year, and while we have made very
little money this year owing to the
short cotton crop, we are thankful
for a good yield of corn and potatoes.
Next Thursday. the 25th, is
Thanksgiving day, and as a people
we do not take Thanksgiving as se?
riously as we should. Our forefath?
ers felt the need of stronger hands
than thelr's to throw off the great
disasters, such as has visited this
community this year, and while some
may think it was a Judgment sent
upon us, let us, friends, look upward
with thankful hearts for the tender
mercies shown us, for If we will stop
and look back over the year, not one
of us can but see a reason for a real
earnest Thanksgiving day, and I
trust we all will enjoy the day with
hearts full of music of praise and
thanksgiving for mercies shown us.
The Improvement League of Raft?
ing Creek High School will give an
old time hot supper such as the
Rembert community is proverbial
for, for the benefit of the High School
piano, at the beautiful home of Mrs.
Alice Jenkins, on Thanksgiving even?
ing, and anyone who would like a
good time, a nice supper and a social
entertainment come and meet your
friends and let us all enj* y a pleas?
It In very dry here, not having had
a good rain In over a month. Wells
are going dry, and oat* can't come
up but the spring like weather we
have been enjoying so long charged
thl* m??rnlng and It Is quite wintry
today and cold* enough for fires.
The Literary Society organized a
few weeks ago by the High School
here has filled a long felt want In
th? li ? <>!. and at a glance one can?
not but be Impressed ot the rapid
advancement made under the pres?
ent mauaKement of the experienced
tacher* tb. v have this year. Yuir
corresp ocb nt attended a meeting of
the society last Friday and heard a
debate. The qulry was: "Which
Wields the QrCftteel Influence, the
Pulpit <>r the Pi is?" It was as?
tonishing to hear the pieces r? ad
bi?th on the affirmative and the
negative sides from girls and buy
from 10 to 12 years old, and I must
say they acquitted themselves finely,
showing careful preparation, as older
minds could not have done better,
ami th?- Judges decided the press hail
the advantage and decided for the
negative. The society meets every
Friday afternoon at 1.30 and the pub?
lic Is always welcome.
DARK CORN RR.
Dark Corner, Nov. 15.?Everything
si calm and serene in these digging
ut this time. We are having Dice
weather and farmers are finishing up
lathering their scattering cotton,
i eas, potatoes, etc., and preparing t
grind sugar cane.
No one sick that I know of. only
Mr. W. T. Kolb has been real Siek
n 1th chills and fever.
Miss Nealle Ardis, who has been at
her uncle's, Mr. John F. McLeodV
n* ar Mai.n'ng. for the last two or
three months, returned home laa.
James R. Kolb of Ramsey, visit od
his brother Wm. T. Kolb last Sunday.
Thos. H. Osteen and W. J. Ardls of
this corner attended the Santee As?
sociation, at Wedgefleld, last week.
This session of the Association was
one of the best this scribe has ever
attended and he was at its birth and
saw Dr. Brown when he wrapped it
in its swaddling clothes and held the
first bottle to Its mouth. I was there
and suppose I held the calf for him
(Dr. C. C. B.) to milk the cow to pro?
cure the fluid for the bottle. He (the
Dr.) calls me "Hard Times" which I
think is a very appropriate name as
I was raised hard, have worked hard,
soldiered hard, my head is hard, and
void of whits matter, which makes
my face hard. So I think the Doc?
tor knows what he Is talking about
when he calls me "Hard Times," for
I sure have, and am having a hard
time of it, so far in life. But I am
thankful it is no worse. I expect the
folks around Wedgefleld feel like I
heard a brother tell Dr. Brown that
the Sumter people once did?let the
Association eat them out. I told
some of the Wedgefleldians last Sat?
urday that I expected that It would
be a long time before Wedgefleld
would invite us back again as some
of us were real carraways as far as
grub was concerned.
It was my pleasure and privilege
to stop with Mr. R. D. Kolb while
at the Association, who sure treated
me white. Wish I could have made
It suit to call on all of those who
wanted me to do so, but time was
limited with me and I left for home
Saturday afternoon, without calling
on Brother Whllden Nettles and his
kind, better half, and others that
wanted me to call. My will was good
but time was lacking.
MOPE DIAMOND DISAPPEARS.
Famous Gem Is Said to B? Lost Near
Singapore?(Misfortune For Owners
The famous blue Hope diamond, ]
was in this countiy for a while and
which has had a tragic career, Is be?
lieved to have gone to the bottom of
the sea. when Selim Habib a wealthy
Turkish diamond collector and mer"
chant, was drowned In the wreck of
the French mall steamer Seyne at
Singapore a few days ago. Cable
grame state that Habib was believed
to have had the famous diamond
Because certain of its owners have
met with misfortune a baneful Influ?
ence has been ascribed to the gem.
Such a stone was the most valuable
of the crown jewels of France when
Louis XVI was beheaded in 1793. It
disappeared when the royal treasure
was stolen, and in 1S30 it appeared
In a London dealer's shop.
It was then purchased by Henry
Thomas Hope, a banker, for $90,000.
He gave it to his daughter when she
married the Duke of New Castle and
?he gave it to her second son Lord
Francis Hope. He sold it for $168,
000 and then the diamond was
brought to New York and figured
prominently in the troubles of Lord
Francis Hope's former wife. May
Selim Habib purchased it for
$400,000 and recently when he was
forced to sell his jewel collection in
Paris, 'the stone brought only $80,
000. Habib is believed to have been
delivering the diamond when he met
REPORT OX COTTON GINNED.
Regular Monthly Statement of Na?
tional Association Places Number of
Bales Ginned at 8,096,000.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 18.?The
regular monthly report of the Na?
tional Ginners' Association showing
that 8,096,000 bales of cotton have
been ginned during the present sea?
son up to November 14, was Issued
today. Particularly heavy ginning
was reported In west Texas. *
The report by States follows:
Alabama 808,000; Arkansas, 562.
000; Florida, 53000; Georgia 1,583.
000; Louisiana, 213,000; Mississippi,
724,000; Missouri and Virginia, 45.
000; North Carolina, 470,000; Okla?
homa, 478,000; South Carolina, 918 -
000; Tennessee, 183,000; Texas, 2,
059,000. Total 8,096,000.
RICHARD WATSON GILDER DEAD
Editor of Century Magazine Sudden?
ly Called From His Labors.
New York, Nov. 18.?Richard Wat?
son Gilder, editor-in-chief of the Cen?
tury Magazine since its foundation in
188!, and widely known as an author
and lecturer, died unexpectedly to?
night at the house of his sister, Mrs.
Schuyler Van Renssalaer, of angina
Mr. Gilder was taken ill during the
1 delivery of a lecture on Tennyson be
fore the Y. M. C. A., of Orange, N.
I J.. on Wednsday night, November 3.
He suffered considerable pain but
managed to finish his lecture. On the
way home he collapsed on a Jersey
City ferry boat but managed first to
summon assistance from New York
COULD NOT DELIVER COTTON.
Mercantile Firm In York County
Rock Hill. Nov. 19.?A petition was
filed here today before C. W. F. Spen"
cer, referee In bankruptcy, adjudging
as bankrupt Messrs Shannon & Hope
ofSharon, a iirm which has done a
big mercantile business for a number
of years. It is stated that the firm
on the strength Of buying contracts
with neighboring farmers sold several
hundred bales of cotton for fall de?
livery and that the farmers with
whom the contracts were made re?
fused to bring in the cotton, hence
Jhie firm's loss and the present action.
They gave Habilites at $3,500 with
assets at $20,000.
COLUMBIA CONCERN HAD
Two Memebers of Wind Up Commis?
sion Opposed to Judgment Against
Carolina Glass Company.
Columbia, Nov. 18.?It Is under?
stood that the commission was di?
vided upon some of the claims. In
the Car na Glass Company's claim
It ? !? ppear from the minutes
that . isrs. Murray and McSween
favored the payment of the claim
upon a different basis, because they
voted against the deduction and over
judgment as made. The same was
true, It is stated, in regard to claims
of E. A. Saunders & Co.?News and
The sixteenth eeutury Is that In
which the walking stick became not
merely a useful Implement but au ur
tlcle cf fashion, dignity and luxury.
Iu the seventeenth cuutury it was gold
headed and made of rare woods. It
was a sign of leadership.
For a long period there was little
variety nmoug Englishmen iu the mu
terial used for the majority of walking
sticks. The "oaken towel," as It was
pleasantly termed when au enemy was
to be "rubbed down," shared popular?
ity with the crab tree cudgel, which,
among rural folk especially, was much
valued and classic from the conflict In
With many a stiff thwack, many a bang,
Hard crab tree on old Iron rang.
Classic, too. is that stout oaken stick
which sturdy Dr/ Johnson, who, like
Enox, "never feared the face of living
man," provided himself with when he
went to the pit of the little theater la
the Haymarket In full view of Foote,
who had announced his In*"ntion of
"taking him off" on the stLje, an In?
tention which In view of the stick be
did not carry Into effect?Gentleman'?
Worrying is one of the greatest
drawbacks to happiness. Most of If
can be avoided If we only determine
not to let trifles annoy us. for th.
largest amount of worry lug is can*"
by the smallest trifles.
TO DIVIDE Tin: DIOCESE.
Committee of Ten Will Recommend
same to Council,
Columbia, Nov. 18.?That it is ad
ielble to divide the Episcopal dio?
cese of South Carolina is the recom?
mendation of the special committee i
of ten from the diocesan convention
appointed to report upon the advisa?
bility and feasibility of dividing th?
diocese, which met yesterday in the
Trinity chapel. As to whether it
would be feasible and the matter of
the line of division were left over to
another session of the committee
which will be called at a later date,
and report back to the diocesan
council at the next meeting. The
matter of ways and means for the
division will be reported on at an?
other meeting of the committee.
Another bishop will have to be
elected for the Piedmont counties.
The committee is composed of the
following: Richard L Manning,
Sumter; H. P. Duvall, Cheraw; Wal?
ter Hazard, Georgetown; P. T. Hayne,
Greenville; W. B. Gordan Camden;
h. h. Ocvlngton, Bneeter; a. r. Mit?
chell. Greenville; John Kershaw,
Charleston; L. G. Wood. Charleston;
John P. Thomas, Jr., Columbia. A.
m. Lee of Char.ston a member of the
committee was not present.
It is reported from Olanta that the
Alcolu railroad is to be extended to
?Many school chiMien suffer from
constipation, which is often the cause
of seeming stupidity tt lessons. Cham
te Cain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
are an ideal medicine to give a chl.d
for they are mild and gentle in their
effect, and will cure even chronic on
stipstion. Sold by W. W. Slbert
The passion for glory is the torch
of the mind.?Spanish.
?Croup is most prevalent during the
dry cold weather of the early winter
months. Parents of young children
should be prepared for It* All that is
needed is a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. Many mothers are
never without it in their homes and it
has never disappointed them. Sold by
W. W. Slbert.
J^OOK at the air-space between
these two fabrics. That is
the secret of
A f.nished surface of fine cotton, linen
or silk next your skin. Then a layer of sir.
Then an outer fabric of wool which carries
away ifl moisture (or the outer fabric if you
prefer it may be silkoline),
The air-space Keeps the garment fresh
and sweet and makes it warm but not heavy.
How can u or any man, afford to go
on wearing che old-fashioned unscientific
underw-\r when you can get Duofold ?
Ask for the Duofold booklet showing different
weights, shades and styles. Single garments and
m* D. J. Chandler
If it hasn't thi? label.
it isn't Oiiofold.
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SPECIAL SALE OF LINEN
O'Donnell & Co's.
O'Donnell 6 Co
Svimter's Big Store.
Prices That Will Make
You Lay in a Supply
For a Year to
CENT RUH DRY TOWELS,
EITMOMMV LIKEN VALUES
CENT RUB DRY* TOWELS.
\A7 E place on sale our entire stock together with a large line of samples which we bought consider
? ? ably under the market value, and which we will offer at the greatest savings you have ever had
a chance to buy goods of similar quality for. A word to the wise is usually sufficent, and as this is anad
from O'Donnell & Co., it will pay you to get busy.
10 DozExtreiL QuaJityTea Doylies, Reg. Price $1.50 Doz Price to Close $1.15
Note the following great values in all
Linen Table Damask
ACTUAL VM.n s.
The kind that make the table beautiful,
and at prices to please.
Who Needs Towels?
These prices will prove very
25c Towels - 2ic
20c - - - - 15c
15c - - - 12c
Huck or Damask, Take your choice.
Our Entire Linen Stock
Together with a line
of sample Linens.
25 Pieces Curtain Laces, (Cotton Goods Higher than ever before, not so at O'Donnell & Co's) all patterns, Special 9c
See our Line of Table Covers, Tray Covers, Sideboard Scarfs, Etc., all at sale prices at
Sumter's Fair Store
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The Big Store.