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iMni of Interest From all Parts of
Bumttt ami Adjoining Counties.
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Smlthvllle. Nov. Is ?Thanksgiving
T>ay was spent very quietly in this
(Section. The thanksgiving service at
Ptsgah was enjoyed very much. The
eermon was preached by Rev. C. D.
Fe t arson, of Mlspah. The sermon
end ordination charges w re excel?
lent and very appropriate. He cer?
tainly gavs us many things to think
about and ponder In our hearts. At
the close of the sermon Messrs. J. I*
Shiver and J. T. Watson were or
daUned aa deacons. The ordination
service was very Impressive.
The ladles of the Methodist church
had their annual Thanksgiving ser?
vice on last Wednesday at the par?
sonage. The programme for the day
eras vtry Interesting and entertain?
ing. Mrs. J W. Weldon presided In
her usual graceful snd impressive
While the ladles were having their
service Rev. J. E. Strickland was in
the cook room, busy sa could be mak?
ing coffee and poatum to serve with
the bountiful repast that was fur?
nished by the ladles. Mr. Strickland
must be well skilled In the culinary
arts sa many were the requests for
another cup of that delightful coffee,
Mr. and Mrs. Strickland make Ideal
host snd hostess.
, Miss Jessie Curtis will address the
Woman's Missionary and the Juve?
nile Society this afternoon at the
Miss Aline Hunter spent Thanks?
giving at her home In Sumter.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robertson
went to Camden last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Robertson. Rev.
and Mrs. J. E. Strickland and child?
ren spent Thanksgiving at the hos?
pitable home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C.
Wactor of Herlots.
Mrs. Joel E. Davis and little son
lenwood. have returned home after
a abort visit to her mother and sis?
Messrs. Willie and Wllaon Hawkins
and Mit? Attte Hawkins spent last
Friday In Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hawkins went
to the hot supper at Beaulah on last
Some of ua enjoyed the Plagah
correspondent's sarcastic remarks
relative to the ladles' hats. His re?
marks are very mild compared to
those of Uncle Tobey. who says they
are not fit for snythlng, unless Its a
a ben's nest and he doubts very
much If a reapectable hen would lay
In them. If she did he think* the
eggs would spoil.
Mr. J. L Shiver attended thj hot
supper at Remberta.
Miss Letha McLeod. of Mlspah.
spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs.
W. H. Shiver.
Dark Corner. Nov. 29.?Farm
work Is at a standstill In this corner
at this time. I see and hear of but
little oMh U-m< plant.-d. but our
lands seem not to be adapted to oats,
aa they almost prove a failure every
time we plant them.
Some wood Im being cut and ship?
ped from here by the farmers. While
others are engaged in building new
houses or repairing old ones.
Mr. Willie Trlmnal. of Cain's Sa?
vannah, has bought a thousand cords
of wood (so I understand) from Mr.
H. J. McLaurfn. Jr., and Is here cut?
ting, hauling and shipping the same.
Mrs. W. J. Ardis has been quite
alck for five days, but Is better today
Mr. Will Kolb Is still very sick, so
I heard yesterday. He has had chills
and fever for some two or three
months, and now It Is thought he has
Mr. Merry Christmas has become
worse again and Is not now able to
walk around any at all.
I wish to extend my sympathies to
my friend. Mr. J. E. Jervey n tho
death of his noble and kind wife. A
good woman has gone to her Toward*
May the good Lord be good to Uncle
Jim In his deep sorrow. I also wish
to sympathise with the friends and
relatives of Mrs. Ella Tuomey In this
their day of sorrow.
Mr. R. R. Ardls, of Rocky Bluff,
visited relatives here yesterday, re?
turning home this morning.
Mise Sue Johnson, of Plnewood,
visited Mrs. W. J. Ardls yesterday.
Douglass Weeks visited at Mr. Joe
H. Geddings, near Pinewood, yester?
Wash Scott, of Cain's Savannah, is
visiting here today.
Egypt. Nov. 30.?The weather still
continues very dry?we have not had
any rain In over a month.
The gathering is about over, only
a little scattering cotton is left. Oat
planting Is about over. The farmers
irmcil to realize the need of oats
and planted more than usual. Some
64 them planted wheat also. Only a
few are holding cotton for higher
prices. The farmers seem to be In a
hurry to secure labor for another
Does prohibition prohibit? There
seems to be little if any difference
around Bishopville, while In this sec?
tion you never hear of anything
more than a wish for a drink.
The entertainment at Mr. J. W.
Weldon's last Thursday evening was
quite a success.
Rev. J. E. Strickland will preach
his last sermon for this conference
year at St. John's next Sunday morn?
Quite a crowd from this place went
down to Bishopville during last week
to attend the carnival.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Weldoit, of
Wisacky spent several days last week
with Mr. J. W. Weldon, of this place.
Messrs. J. K. Rlchbourg and J. R.
McLeod spent Saturday in Camden.
Misses Irene Weldon and Dj'othy
Napier spent Saturday and Sunday In
Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Peebles ?pent
yesterday in Camden.
Misses Duelle and Eva Britton, of
Bethune and Miss Wlllene Brltton,
of Camden, spent several days cf last
week with Dr. C. S. Brltton, of this
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Gibson, of
Bishopville, spent last Thursday and
Friday with relatives here.
The school at this place is prog?
ressing nicely?patrons and pupils
seem to like the teacher, Miss Napier,
and a successful year is expectec.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. White spent
last Wednesday in Bishopville.
On Sunday evening, Nov. 21at, at
the home of Rev. T. L. Cole, Mr Mil?
ler McLeod and Mis* Mamie Bsrfleld
were happily married. The brldo was
one of our most popular young adies
and the groom Is a very successful
farmer near here. We wish to them
a never ending honeymoon.
Mr. Lawrence White, of Rentiert,
Is spending a few days at this place.
The health and general welfare of
cur community is very good.
Pinewood News Rems.
Pinewood, Dec. 2.?On Saturday
evening, Dec. 11th at 8:30 o'clock,
Mrs. Wm. Calvin Chllton, Monoiram
1st, will appear at the graded school
auditorium as the second attraction
under the control of the Alhahe.n
Dr. R. S. Beckham, Jr., is abl- to
be out again after a ten-day siege
of chills and fever.
Mrs. W. H. Brunson, of Sumter,
has been visiting her daughter. Mrs.
R. S. Beckham, Jr.
Mr. Dick Rollins has been visiting
relatives here for the past two weeks.
Mr. M. O. Dantzler has spert this
week here In the Interest of fertilizers
for the coming year.
Mr. - Burgess of Sumter, ll
visiting Mr. C. E. DesChamps.
Dr. Ben Harvin, of Elloree, and
Mr. Percy Harvin, of Privateer were
in town to attend the masquerade
Mr. C. Yv*. Hates spent last Tuesday
and Wednesday at North, S. C, where
he went to sell his large and valuable
plantation and other business Inter?
Miss Sadie Flud has returned to
her home near Stateburg, after a few
days' visit to Miss Susan Richardson.
MMeeS Alma and Algle Felder en?
tertained a large gathering of young
folks on Mond;,y evening by an amus?
ing "Masquerade Party."
The Palmetto Limited was detain?
ed here nearly two hours on Tuesday
on nccount of the breaking of the en?
gine frame. There happened to he a
freight engine at Sumter at the time
en route from Columbia to Florence
and It was sent down to carry the
train on to Augusta.
Messrs. Joe Hirschmann, of Char?
leston, and P. B. Clement, selling Selz
sho, s out of Chicago, waited upon the
trade here Wednesday.
Trexler Lumber Co. are putting In
a large new boiler at their planing
Beginning on Monday, Dee. 6th.
the A. C. L. will put on two more
through freights, Nos. 11 and IS,
which gives us fourteen scheduled
trains, besides several extras, dally.
Hon. R. S. DesChamps went over
to Sumter Wednesday evening to see
"A Knight for a Day."
The Palmetto Limited stopped for
one hour, one mile south of here on
Wednesday night, the delay was
caused by the failure of the engine to
There Is likely to be a dance In
town after the DesChamps-Brlggs
wedding on Thursday, Dec. 16th.
In the near future a farce comedy
entitled "Mr. Dob" will be rendered
here in the graded school auditorium.
The proceeds of thatfl monthly enter?
tainments go toward paying tor the
sc hool piano.
The east for "Mr. Bob":
Misses Annie ii. Reeves^ Odel Bar
wick, Beaele Gedding! and Miss
Henry Reynolds, Messrs, W. B. Gar
rett, E. Clyde Qeddlngs, and How?
Mrs. J. Kyllin Kolb and children
are visiting relatives in .Sumter this
Mr. D. \\\ Brown has sold a part of
his plantation near here to a Sum?
ter party for eleven thousand dollars.
Judge Henry F. Stack spent Wed?
nesday In Manning.
A carload of horses and household
goods belonging to Mr. Stanton Davis
Kirkham, of Canandalgua, X. Y., ar?
rived on Thursday morning. Mr.
Kirkham and family will arrive here
on Wednesday, Dec. 8th, on the Pal?
metto Limited to spend the winter
season at Millford.
Manning News Items.
Manning, Dec. 1.?-What Manning
hia long needed, which is now an as?
sured fact was a first-class up-to-date
restaurant conducted by white people.
This want which the traveling public
will appreciate has been supplied by
Messrs. Metropal and Fundas, who
have opened up the Dixie Cafe, and
the same has been splendidly fitted
up. and every attention will be shown
Messrs. W. C. Davis and Charlton
DuRant, prominent members of the
Manning bar, the former past deputy
grand master of the 14th district and
the latter W. M. of St. Peter's Lodge,
No. 54 A. F. M., and a 32nd degree
Mason are in Columbia on legal bus?
iness before the Supreme Court.
THE ALABAMA ELECTION.
Business Men of State Say Failure of
Constitutional rohibitlon Does Not
Indicate "Wet" Sentiment.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 30.?Later
returns from the State indicate that
yesterday's majority against the pro?
hibition constitutional amendment
will run above 25,000. It appears
that a vote of not less than 125,000
was polled, the largest in the history
of the State.
As-the sweeping nature of the de?
feat of the amendment is realized,
there Is a disposition in all circles to
see the result of its probable effect
on future legislation in the State.
Industrial leaders and business men
of Birmingham are almost unani?
mous in their belief that the result
was a rebuke to recent drastic legis?
lation and a declaration of the peo?
ple of Alabama of their determina?
tion to return to conservatism.
Leaders of the Birmingham chamber
of commerce believe the election will
have the effect of bringing a great
deal of Eastern capital to Alabama,
which has been timid for the past
two or three years.
Leaders of the amendment forces
were overwhelmed by the news of the
result, as they were absolutely con?
fident of victory up to the last mo?
ment. Gov. Comer left for Mississip?
pi last night on a fishing trip.
"The election determined that the
men of Alabama did not wish to
write into their constitution police
measures, nor surrender rights they
have expressly reserved," said United
States Senator Johnson. "It does not
mean the return of the saloons, nor
any backward step In public morals.
"It means that Alabama Is con?
servative and not to be shaken off
her feet by mere sentimental ap?
MIXED ORDERS, TRAINS MEET.
I lead-mi Collision Near Lnurens, but
None Seriously Hurt.
Lnurens, Dec. 1.?A head-on collis?
ion between trains 52 and 53 on the
Columbia. Newberry and Laurens
Railway occurred at Parks Station
this afternoon at about 2:30 o'clock,
resulting In considerable damage to
the tWO ermines, several bruises C>
Engineer Dan McC.any, of Columbia,
and a thorough shaking up for all
the passengers. It is learned that ev?
ery passenger was thrown from his
seatt The collision was the result of
Engineer Joe Gates' confusion of yes?
terday's and today's pass orders, so
it Is reported. He bad both orders In
his pocket and read the wrong one.
Train f.3 was just leaving Parks Sta?
tion, three miles from Laurens, when
it met train r>L\ It had not gained
full speed or the damages would
have been greater.
Both engineers and both firemen
jumped from their cabs and it was in
this manner that Engineer McCrany
Within the next few days Dr. W. J.
Murray, chairman of the dispensary
commission, will send out checks to
the amount of over $200,000 in pny
ment of the claims as passed upon
several days ago. Money for tho pay?
ment of these claims has been order?
ed In from tho banks of the State
huvlng the funds on deposit.
The police of Camden arrested
eight alleged blind tiger keepers.
TAFT TO LAMBAST SUGAR TRUST
II?' Is Expected to Lash Its Officers
in Message to Congress.
Washington, Nov. 29.?Unless
?omething akin t-> a miracle happens
to change President Tal't s convic?
tions the men who have been direct
Ing the affairs of the American Suj.;ar
Company will receive an excoriation
In his message to Congress the like
of which no corporation has ever had
before. Presidential wrath is not go?
ing to be wasted on the agents of the
trust, who it is said have been stick?
ing corset springs in the sacles and
slipping $r> bills into the pockets of
small salaried employes of the gov?
ernment. The men who will hear the
swish of the White House lash will
be those who have been drawing big
salaries and who are suspected by
the president of having been at the
bottom of the whole sugar scandal.
Investigation on the part of the
government has developed, it is stat?
ed, the startling fact that the men
who now manage the affairs of the
American Sugar Refining Company
own but a comparatively small per?
centage of its stock. The Havemey
ers, supposed to be heavily interest?
ed in the Sugar Trust, control its
stock to the extent of only about 1,
000 shares. Similar deductions have
been reached In the cases of other
men who were believed to be heavily
interested In this business.
It develops that 60 per cent, of the
stock of the trust is owned in New
England and there has been some?
thing of a panic* among the Repre?
sentatives and Senators from that
section at the prospect of what may
follow. Practically one-half of the
trust stock, according to the result of
the government's investigations, is
held by trustees for widows and the
legatees of estates.
CHARTER FIGHT ENDED.
Satisfactory Arrangements Will Be
Columbia, Dec. 1.?The Carolina,
Clinchfleld and Ohio Railway charter
question seems to be at an end. It
is practically assured that trains will
be operated to Spartanburg In the
near future. The South and Western
Railway, of this State, will petition
the Secretary of State for a change
of name to the Carolina, Clinchfield
and Ohio Railway of South Carolina.
It is expected that such a petition
will be filed within the next two or
three days. It is very probable that
the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio
Road of South Carolina, thereby
forming a continuous line. The rail?
road commission has already accept?
ed the South and Western of this
?A sprained ankle will usually dis?
able the injured person for three or
four weeks. This is due to lack of
proper treatment. When Chamber?
lain's Liniment is applied a cure
may be effected in three or four days.
This liniment is one of the best and
most remarkable preparations In
use. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
Governor Ansel has Issued a re?
quisition for D. E. Motley, who was
arrested In Camden, N. J., and who
is wanted on the charge of embez?
zling $10,000 from a bank at Lake
City, S. C.
?Many persons find themselves af?
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an attack of Influenza. As this cough
can be promptly cured by the use of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, it
should not be allowed to run on until
It becomes troublesome. Sold by W.
The Aragon cotton mill of Rock
Hill has Increased its capital stock
from $400,000 to $500,000.
?The greatest danger from in?
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Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, as it
not only cures influenza, but counter?
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By Lapse of Time.
Backache is a heavy burden;
Nervousness wears one out;
Rheumatic pain; urinary ills;
All are kidney burdens ?
Daily effects of kidney wea kness.
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J. A. Burgess, 317 W. Liberty St.,
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In 1903 and at the present time, after
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quickly and correctly. This is a de?
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The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Factor),
J. W. McKeiver.
Birnie's Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
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BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
SUMTER, S C.
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Timmonsville Tuesday night.
headache, Inveat one cent in a postal
card, send to Chamberlain Medicine
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name ami address plainly on the | The State board of education will
back, and they will forward you a \ meet Jn CoIumb|a Friday to consider
free sample of Chamberlain's Stom -1
act, and Liver Tablets. Sold by W. W. th? apportionment of funds for high
Sibert. school purposes.