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WTCWSY LETTERS FROM OL'R SPE?
Itetn* of Interest l imn all Parts of
Buroter and Adjoining Counties.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS,
?fall your letters so that they will
reach this office not later than Mon
iay when intended for Wednesday's
??.per and not later than Thursday
for Saturday's Issue. This, of course,
appllei only to regular correspond?
ence. In case of Items of unusual
news value, send In immediately by
nail, telephone or telegraph. Such
mews stories are acceptable up to the
hour of going to press. Wednesday's
paper la printed Tuesday afternoon
end Saturday's paper Friday after?
Lynch burg. Nov. 18.?Senator E.
D. Smith in his handsome and up-to
date automobile, accompanied by his
popular and efficient secretary, Mr.
C. M Oalloway, made his appearance
In this little town this morning, and
remained here till quite late this af?
ternoon. Mr. Oalloway made friends
of everybody whom he chanced to
meet and these two gentlemen, as
usual, were most entertaining. Those
who were so fortunate as to meet
them, will ever welcome their return.
Many questions were asked the sen?
ator about the holding price of cotton
which he endeavored to answer. Of
course, the future price of cotton is
all conjecture, nevertheless, people
will discuss It and may later on
Dr. Simmons of Timmonsvllle, who
located here some time ago, returned
to his old home?Timmonsvllle?
where a more lucrative business
awaits him. Dr. Simmons had made
many friends here, who regretted ex?
ceedingly to part with him. as he is a
fine young physician and a high-ton?
ed gentlemen besides.
Cotton picking In this part of the
county Is nearly a thing of the past,
but the prices at which it was sold
were most encouraging, but It is fear?
ed that the acreage will be much In?
creased next year. People will, go
wild over such prices and lose their
Leads. At least this will be the re?
sult If we may Judge from the past.
This has been a good year for the
merchants too, as their collections
were fine?many old back debts were
If the much discussed malady call?
ed "pellagra" owes its origin to, or is
a result of eating corn meal, It is al?
most a miracle that the Confederate
soldiers were not almost exterminat?
ed In the 60s for as every old veteran
knows, corn meal?musky old corn
meal, was our principal diet. The
meal was nearly always more or less
?tale, with hard lumps all through It
from the slse of your fist to your
head. ^ome times "hard tack,"
"Confederate shingles," weevil eaten,
were substituted. How about this,
you who cling to the corn meal
Egypt. Nov. 20.?There will be an
entertainment given at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Weldon on
Thanksgiving evening. Thursday Nov.
SI, llOt. Supper will be prepared
Cor all. but for the benefit of the boys
and young men, the girls will be auc?
tioned off. After they are sold the
buyer and his girl will be given a free
?upper. Come boys and bring your
gtrls, everybody will have a good
Proceeds to go for Egypt school.
Everybody cordially invited to at?
Mr. A. B. White has gone to Cam
Mr. Hub Evans spent yesterday in
The weather still continues dry.
Potatoes have been gathered. Only a
few peas and some cotton is left to
The health of the community Is
Mrs. 8. A. White Is visiting In this
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gibson, of Blsh
opvllle, spent Sunday In this section.
Wlsacky, Nov. 19.?You are giving
us a fine dally, and I enjoy reading
It. I endorse most of your senti?
ment* on the political questions of the
day. Your views with reference to
prohibition wer.- sound, and although
I advocated prohibition. I feared it
would prove a failure. And the
quantities of liquors being shipped
into our country goes to prove that
my fears were well founded.
The prosperity of the farmers Is
something for which to be grateful.
I rejoice to see the day when we far?
mers can hold up our heads and con?
tend for our right*. I trust the farm?
ers will make good use of their OppOf
tunetles and continue to Improve the
advantages they have gained by mak?
ing ample supplies f<?r home con?
sumption and not depend on cotton
The crops have all been gathered
with the exception of a little scatter
T'S a day to be proud of! It's a day when you should
feel and look your best. You can attend to your
mental enjoyment, but we will attend to
your outward appearance, and you can rest assured
it will be right if you allow us to garb you in one
of our new Fall
At $10,12 60,15,18, 20, 25 and $30.
The Fit, Fabric and Pattern will please you, and we will
suit your pocket-book.
Underwear $1 to $4 Sviit.
$3.50 and $4.
NO NAME AND STETSON HATS,
$3.00 and $3.50.
SUMTER CLOTHING CO
Outfitters to Men and Boys.
. ?v^tu ft tmmM *
Large crops of oats are being
planted, on the best of our lands,
with thorough preparation. There Is
more attention given to this crop in
this section than I have ever seen be
fore. Numbers are planting wheat
Mr. W. A. Green attended the au?
tomobile races In Atlanta. From his
reports they were very exciting and
Mr. J. Edgar Scott, who has been i
In business in Nashville, Tenn., for
the past two years, has returned to
bis old home and taken up farm life
Large quantities of cottonseed have
been sold here for $30 and $31 per
ton, and are being delivered as fast
as cars can be provided to carry
them off. Much of these seed was in
exchange for cottonseed meal, at bet?
ter rates than we have ever had be?
We have had very little rain this
fall, and It is very dry and dusty.
The ditches have all dried up, and
the wells are very low, so that we
have to water all of the stock from
The health of our community is
Wlsacky, Nov. 22.?We are having
lovely spring-like weather again, af?
ter a heavy frost last week.
The harvest season Is drawing to a
close. There is some scattering cot?
ton yet to be gathered. Some farm?
ers have finished planting oats. The
acreage will be larger than last year.
It Is very dry here, not having had
a rain In several weeks. Wells are
going dry and oates can't get up to a
The health of the community Is
very good at present.
Mrs. J. S. Williams and children,
of Timmonsvllle, spent the past two
weeks here with relatives, returning
to their home on Saturday.
Mrs. W. H. Shlrer and family, of
Hlshopvllle. sp?nt a few days here
with relatives recently.
The Ivanhoe school is in a pros?
perous condition and largely Attend*
Stateburg. Nov. 22. Mrs. Frank
11. Harris, who has been spending
some time with bei- parent*, Mr. and
Mis. K. F. Holmes has returned to
her home In Th<?mas\ ille, (la.
Mrs. (luv NelSOn i-s visiting her
mother, Mrs. J. II. Richardson, in
Dr. and Mrs. w. w. Andereon, who
have been the guests of Mr. and Mts.
Mark Reynolds In Bumter, have re?
Miss Lottli Nelson, alter I very
pleasant visit to relatives in Fort
Motte, Is Again In the neighborhood.
Mrs. R. C. Richardson, Jr., and her
little daughter spent the past week
in Sumter with friends.
Mr. William B. Nelson, of Mont?
gomery, Ala., is expected tomorrow
on a visit to his old home here.
There will be divine services at the
Church of the Holy Cross on Thurs?
day, at 11:30 a. m.
During the past week we have had
two frosts, the heaviest this fall, but
the weather is again quite mild and
The President of tlie Nation on Y. M.
C. A. Work.
President W. H. Taft, in his re?
markable tour, has officiated at
several gatherings in the Interest of
the Young Men's Christian Associa?
tion and has given the most unquali?
fied endorsement to the work of this
He laid the corner stone of the
new half million dollar Y. M. C. A.
building at San Francisco. On the
visitor's register is the following
"San Francisco, Cal.,
Oct. 6, 1909.
"On the afternoon of this day I
laid . the corner stone of the great
structure for the moral protection of
the young men and boyg of San
Francisco. Its work will stand for
all that Is best in life.
*"San Francisco's greatest assets
are her young men and boys, and
what can be done for their moral
protection and ultimate salvation
from all forms of sin is the greatest
question that can engage the thought
and attention of this community.
"In this building will be developed
the type of men that San Francisco
and California must have to meet
their ever-increasing greatness.
"To the honor and glory of God
and for the very best interests of the
city's young men and boys, this stone
On this day, has been laid for the
San Francisco Young Men's Associa?
(Signed) "WM. H. TAFT.
"President United States."
During the exercises he said:
"ft is about as hard to put money
Where it can do some good as it was
to make that money. You ean put
all you ohOOM In the Young Men's
Christian Association and get the
value of every dollar.
"rids building will fill a want In
society that can he Idled on no other
Way, offering a home to young men
denied one, providing rational
amusement during spare hours?the
time the devil always offers his temp
At Memphis on October 21, he
opened the new $200,000 Y. M. C. A.
building with a golden Key and took
the key with him as o much appre?
ciated souvenir. The front door will
never again he locked, for in Mem?
phis as In many large cities, the Y.
M. G. A., is open twenty-four hours a
day and every day in the year.
A few days ago Jacksonville open?
ed its $250,000 Y. Iff. C. A. building,
towards which one man gave $85,
000. There was room for 94 men In
the dormitories and every room was
taken the day the building opened
and there were 25 men on the wait?
Honolulu started out to raise
$180,000 on October 12 and in ten
days had $205,000.
Kansas City has just moved into
its $365,000 Y. M. C. A. building and
In two weeks 1,410 men took out $10
Boston has recently bougb4- a
$350,000 lot and plans to build an
$850,000 new building* It needed
half a million in addition to Its pre?
sent property. One family gave $60,"
000 in momory of their father and
more than the half million was raised
In fifteen days.
Lincoln, Nebraska, needed last
month $100 000 to enlarge their pre?
sent building and William Jennings
Bryan headed the list with $2,500.
Before the list could be closed $105,
had been subscribed.
Pueblo, Colorado, started out Oc?
tober 11 to raise $100,000 and on Oc?
tober 26?just fifteen days?had
The Y. Iff. C. A. building wave is
one of the most interesting facts of
It Is bound to reach Spartanburg
soon and the sooner it comes the
better for the city.
Spartanburg must have a Y. M. C.
A. building and a good one. It
should be built with a view to the
city's certain growth, for not one Y.
M. C. A. building in the South has so
far been built large enough?Spar?
tanburg, S. C? Herald Nov. 7, 1900.
HOMICIDE IN MARLBORO.
Murdered C. R. Connor, Lumberman,
Bennettsvllle, Nov. 21.?C. B. Con?
ner, a lumberman at Madeline, on
the Bennettevllle & Cheraw railroad,
was brutally murdered yesterday
morning by three negroes, Tom liar"
rlngton, Will Harrington and Ed
It seems that Mr. Connor suspected
I'M Davis of having stolen a pistol
and when he went to make Investiga?
tion the three ne'groes, who came
from North Carolina, attacked him,
knocked him down and then shot
htm twice in the top of the head
with a pistol.
The negroes escaped. Ed Davis
was shot in the shoulder, it is said.
CLUB WOMEN INVITED.
Mrs. Vlsanska Addresses Open Letter
to Women of South Carolina.
Charleston, Nov. 20.?All the club- j
women of the State are being invited
to visit this city in the open letter
below which has been addressed by
Mrs. Julian M. Visanska, President of
the Charleston City Federation of
Women's Clubs, to the club women of
The exhibition of the Nac^mal As?
se ciation for the Study and Preven?
tion of Tuberculosis wiU I.? opcii 1?
the public, in the city of Charleston
from Dec. 11th to 20th.
To all earnest minded rn?\u an l wo?
men and women this announcement
means much. It sounds the opening
note of a community's crusade against
an enemy, more destructive than an
armed foe, and yet, one which may
be conquered by the means of right
living, freuh air and sunshine!
All who saw that portion of the ex?
hibition, shown at the State conven?
tion, held in Sumter, S. C, last spring'
will realize the wonderful object les?
son, which the exhibition in its en?
tirety muut be, and those who there
heard the address of Mr. E. G. Rout
zahn, the official representative of
the exhibition, will agree that the
series of i'ree lectures and illustrated
talks, to be given dally by the same
speaker ?.nd by distinguished mem?
bers of the Medical Society of Char?
leston, will prove a liberal education
on a subject most vital to every com?
On behalf of the committee in
charge of the forthcoming exhibition,
and in the name of your sister club?
women of Charleston, I ask the en?
terest and co-operation of every fed?
erated clubwoman in South Carolina
In this fight against the "great white
plague." Speak of this exhibition to
your co-workers, as well as all men
and women of other organization.
Urge, as many as possible to visit
Charleston) between Dec. 11th and
2??th, that they may see this won?
derful proof of a tight for the health
and llf? of her children and child?
In thus doing your share to aid in
tins war against the most fatal of
modern ills; in thus extending a m. ?
Btge of hope to the afflicted, of en?
lightenment t?> the Ignorant, of a life
of cleanliness and sunshine to those
who walk amid darkness, filth and
disease, you will he fulfilling the
highest and best objeel for which we
are hound together?the upbuilding
of our citizenship and the uplift of
SARAH B. VISANSKA.
Charleston City Federation o* Wo?
A two-story store building owned
by D. H. Traxler, was burned in Tim
monSVllle Saturday. Loss $1,500.
LAND TROOPS IN NICARAGUA?
U. S. MARINES MAY BE SENT TO
PROTECT AMERICANS. *
Dispatching of the Transport Buffalo
To Panama is Believed to Mean
That Tliis Country Will Throw an
Armed Force Into the Disturbed
Territory?Taft, Knox and Coun?
sellor Hoyt Mold Two-Hour Con- j
Washington, Nov. 21.?For two
hours tonight President Taft conferred
with Secretary Knox on the Nicara
guan situation. Counsellor Henry M.
Hoyt also was present. Previous to |
going to the executive mansion, Mr.
Knox held a conference in his home
with Assistant Secretary Huntington
It was announced that neither the
Secretary nor the White House would
discuss in any way the pending diffi?
culty with Nicaragua, and both the
President and Mr. Knox refused flat?
ly to make any comment on their
talk. The only other event of impor?
tance that transpired during the day
was the dispatch of orders to the
transport Buffalo, on duty on the Pa?
cific coast, to sail at once for Panama
from Pinchlinque Bay, California, af?
ter taking on adequate supplies of
coal and provisions.
This ordering of the Buffalo south
on hurry-up schedule Is taken to
mCan that this government Is making
ready to throw a column of United
States marines Into the Nicaraguan
turmoil for the protection of Ameri?
can lives and property. While the
five hundred marines are scattered
generally over the Canal Zone they
ean he concentrated by means of the
railroad quickly at Panama, where
thar? are military stores and sup?
Any expedition against Nicaragua
In which the marines figure would be
undertaken on the Pacific side of the
Isthmus. The Buffalo would land the
men at the port of Corinto, which is
a short forty miles from Managua.
The authorises tonight insist that the
dispatch of the Buffalo Is not to be
accepted as meaning that an expedi?
tion is to be launched against the Ze
leyaa government, but that the vessel
is ordered in order to be in readiness
should occasion suddenly arise.
The Buffalo carries six guns, is of
1,888 tons burden and lu r engines de
velop 1,8 Of-horna power. The vessel
will be driven at top speed to Pana?
ma. Where on her artval her com?
mander has been instructed to report
Immediately to Washington.
The profits of the farmer and t
coat of living in the United States
pend not upon an Increased acr
under cultivation, but on an incre
in acreage yield.?New York Sun.