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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1909.
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C, mm Second Class Matter.
? NKW ADVERTISEMENTS.
P. M. Pitt??For Sale.
Shaw A Drake?New Stable*.
E. C. Haynsworth, Master?Sale.
Atlantic Coast Line R. R.?Chrlst
Dr. J. A. Mood. Col. Thomas Wll
aon and Messrs. C. G. Rowland and
J. L Irby left Saturday afternoon
for Klsaimee, Flu.. In the vicinity of
'which place they will spend ten days
or two weeks hunting deer and bear.
Mr. Harry Walsh, who has been
attending school at Poughkeepsle. N.
, T., has returned home and accept?
ed a position with the First National
PIANO CONTEST VOTES.
Several New Candidate?* And More to
Mise Ullis Josephine McCol
Has Tereaa Chandler
l*s Eleanor Wallace
fl Raymond Stanclll
a?rs. Florence Shields Thomp?
Miss Christine Gerhardt
The New Stables.
Attention Is directed to the adver?
tisement of Shaw A Drake, who have
opened large and well appointed sole
and feed stables on North Sumter
street. They purchased the Rollu
way Skating Rink, which h?s been
converted Into the largest and bfjft
lighted carriage, buggy and harness
repository In this section of the coun?
try. On Use lot adjacent to the skat?
ing; rink tun been erected ;i Urge two
?tory stable and they are equipped
to handle a lori?e volume of business.
They will open for business Thurs?
day, Dec. 16th. with two carloads of
horse* and mules and one carload of
vehicles, etc.. and several other car
loads of vehicles, farm Implements
and other seasonable goods are In
transit. They are prepared to do
business, and solicit a share of the
At the regular meeting of C'are
mont VJge. No. 64 A. F. M . which
ras held Thursday night, the follow
ig officers were elected to serve dur?
ing the ensuing year:
C. P. Ostoen?W. M.
8. M. McLeod?S. W.
Robt. C. McNeil?J. W.
Oeo. E. Beaumont?Secretary.
Qeo. O. Tweed?S. D.
R. 8. Churchill?J. D.
C. C. Beck?Tiler.
The stewards will be appointed
Chooalng a Christina* Present.
When you make a present of a
periodical to a friend or a family
you are really selecting a companion
to Influence them for good or 111 dur
. log a whole year. If the acquain?
tance of your sons and daugr ters
were to talk to them aloud as some
periodicals talk to them silently, how
quickly you would forbid the com
panlonshlp! in the one case as In
the other, the best course Is to sup?
plant the Injurious with something
equally attractive and at the same
time "worth while." A food can be
wholesome and utterly distasteful.
Reading can be made so, too. But
The Youth's Companion not only
nourishes the mind, but dellghta It,
Just like that Ideal human associate
whom you would choose. The
Youth's Companion nils that place
now In more than half a million
homes. Can you not O ok of an?
other family In which It is not no\,
known where it would be joyfully
If the 11.71 for the 1910 volume Is
sent now, the new subscriber will bo
entitled to all the remaining Isuics
of *9f?; alao The Companion's ' Ve?
netian" Calendar for 1910, Itthot
graced In thirteen colors and gold.
Tin: fOl THt COMPANION,
Companion Bullding, Hoston, Maas.
New Subscriptions Received at
?i^ 0fflce. '
h*lft'-en runt cotton i, a weU-ome
aditki ?n to the Christmas cheer.
tJeVful Holiday Gifts.
I Aaaprtmer. ts here have long been
retnone, and values equally so. See
Iff of handkerchiefs, kid
,.. |lV\s*. saunters, neckwear,'furs, rugs,
/'art in \Ar??, urnbrellae, lace curtains,
blankste,, ob m forts, china, brlc-a
brae, cut-glass, ornaments, silk pin
' cuahlony Xlngerfo waists, embrolder
<V et* waJet^frofits, hosiery, etc., etc.
" HvlynrU1 .Bros
The many friends of Mr. J. Ed
Stuckey. our efficient Postmaster, and
Mrs. Hums, his housekeeper, were
surprised when the news spread that
they were married. Only a few
friends were present. On Friday
evlnlng, December 4, 1909, Mr. J. Ed
Stuckey and Mrs. Russ were married
by Rev. H. R. Murchlson. They took
the 5 o'clock train for an extended
Mr. Joseph F. Ives died on Mon?
day at the home of his daughter,
Mrs, Jessie McLeod, near Des
Champs* mill after a long Illness,
aged 76 years. The funeral was held
at Dalzell Tuesday morning. Mr.
Ives was a brave and faithful sol?
dier of the Confederacy. He enlist?
ed In Company B, but was later
transferred to Hugh Gardens Pal?
metto Battery. Several of his sur?
viving comrades of Garden's Battery
attended his funeral.
Dr. P. M. Salley, a well known
physician of Plnewood, died at his
home in that town Sunday afternoon
of hemorrhagic fever, after an illness
of only a few days. The funeral
was held in Orangeburg Tuesday
morning. Dr. Salley was a member
of the board of directors of the Bank
of Sumter, and was a frequent vis?
itor to the city, and had many
friends here who will hear of his
death with sincere regret.
MANY CIllLIMtFX YACCIXATFD.
Health Otllcer Rcardon Makes lb-port
Of Work In City Si-hools.
Health Officer Reardon has vacci?
nated 753 pupils In the city schools
and at Morris College, colored. Of
this number 194 were white and 550
colored. At Morris Ccdlege 140 wore
The physicians were furnished with
two hundred tubes of virus but Just
how many they have vaccinated has
not been ascertained yet.
Seventy-five per cont of colored and
white wero primary vaccinations, or
pupils who had never been vaccinat?
ed. Only about five per cent of those
previously vaccinated required revac
The .health officer says that the big
percentage of unvacclnated pupils
shows how rapidly the danger zone
Increases within two years and that
a great many pupils fourteen and fif?
teen years old, who have come in
from the country districts, were never
There are possibly hundreds of
adults who moved into the city of
late years who have never been vac?
cinated either. City people are vac?
cinated usually up to about eighty
per cent of city population, but If an
outbreak of smallpox occurred with
hundreds of people in a city who had
never beer successfully vaccinated
the outbreak might give the health
department a hot chase before it was
gotten undor control, and would in?
cidentally cost the taxpayers a goodly
sum of money, too.
The menace comes from the un?
guarded rural districts where thou?
sands of people have never been vac?
cinated, many of whom move into
cities every year and who are con?
stantly coming into towns r.nd cities
to trade or to vijit. It Is bent for ev?
ery ono to be revacclnated every six
years according to the opinion of na?
tional, State and municipal authori?
ties and physicians. There is small?
pox in several places and several
parts of South Carolina, but none in
Sumter city or county.
Smallpox Is much more virulent,
and fatal now than it was several
years ago, so the S'.ate board of
health urges the importance of gen?
eral vaccination, and revacclnatlon as
S. L. I. TOPPER.
Sumter Soldier* Have Their Annual
The annual supper of the Sumter
light Infantry was held Thursday
night in the Armory. There was a full
attendance of members present, and
the following guests: Dr. Geo. W.
Dick; Col. Henry T. Thomspon, of
Colombia, & H. Edmunds, T. 15.
Fri er, ir. C, Hayasworth, C. B,
StuM>s, R. F. Haynsworth, MaJ. C,
B. Jeadon, Lieut. P, J. Gallagher
and Ttev. J P, Marion.
Dr. Dick acted r\x buistmaster. and
kept, things moving along pleasure*!
mirthful pathway throughout the
evening. All of the guests wore call?
ed on and they responded in a hap?
py manner In brief, informal talks.
The supper WfJf all that a hungry
man could .desire-.-turkey, barbecue
and all the good things of. the sea?
son. . '
Indies! Fxtrn S|* Hal at Selm art / ,N.
Hundreds of pieces of fine neck?
wear have Just been sent us In the
newest of styles. They are Just in
time. We place them on sale tomori
row. Each piece in dainty bdx*.
Prices 26c to $1.50. .
THE CHRISTMAS MEETING.
Large Fund Raised to Provide
Christmas Gifts For Poor Children
and Christmas Cheer for the
The Annual Mass Meetings of
Sunday Schools was held in the
Presbyterian Church Sunday after?
noon with the usual large attendance
of both children and adults. The ex?
ercises, which consisted of a sons
service and an address by Mr. II.
C. Haynsworth, were interesting a?.d
enjoyable. Mr. C. M. Hurst presid?
The collection was the largest
ever obtained in the seventeen years
that the meetings have been held,
and it goes without saying that no
child in Sumter will go without a
Ch-dstmas gift, nor will toy needy
family be without a Christmas din
ner, suitable for the season.
The following committees were ap?
Committoe?L. I. Parrott, chair?
man; W. S Jones, W. P>. UpshUi* C.
First Baptist Sunday School?Mrs.
M. A. Flowers, Mrs. Wm. Yeadon.
Washington Street Baptist Sunday
School?Miss Mary Hughson, Mrs.
Presbyterian Sunday School?Miss
Cornelia McLaurn, Miss Mary
Episcopal Sunday School?Miss
Martha Wilson Miss Honor Lang.
Broad Street Methodist Sunday
School?Miss Mary Britton, Miss
Christian Sunday School?Mrs. G.
Pitts, Mrs. M. S. Peckham.
Lutheran Sunday School?Mrs. W.
G. Stubbs, Mrs. Antonia Kopy>f.
First Methodist Sunday School ?
Miss Hollei Phillips, tfiM Lola
Catholic Sunday School?Mill I*n
doro Teicher, Miss Edna Epperson.
Congregation Sinai Sunday School
?Names of committee not handed
The committee met in the grand
jury room today and organized and
started the work.
It Will meet again on Wednesday,
Dec. 22, for the purpose of making
purchases and preparing for distrib?
ution of Christmas gifts. All persons
desiring to contribute to this cause
will hand their donation to L. i.
Parrott, chairman, or to any member
of the committee.
Cash collection 138.17
Woodmen of World 25.00
Philateu Clan 1st Baptist 5.00
Baracca Class 1st Baptist 20.00
Peuclare Chap. No. 20; O. E. S. COO
Knights of rythlas 10.00
Sumter Light Infantry 5.00
Congregation Slnal 10.00
Claremont Lodge, No. 64 A.
I F. M. 15.00
Christian Sunday School 10.00
Baracca Class Washington St.
Sunday School 15.00
B. L Witberspoon 10.00
Mr. and Mrs. J. It. Sumter 1.00
Petit Jury 5.00 j
Geo. F. Epperson . 5.00
N. O'Donnell 10.00
McCallum Realty Co. 5.00
M. J. Micbaux 1.00
C. P. Exuni 10.00
Miss Wilson 1.00
R. J. Bland 1.00
H. J. Harby 10.00
H. D. Barnett 6.00
G. A. Lemmon 1.00
Better Care of the Manure as a Guide
Post to "$500 More a Year
Some things we say over and over
until some of our friends may be
tired of hearing them; but in every
case where we do this we are sure
that conditions justify the repetition.
No reader who thinks will find
ault with us, we are sure, for once
more calling attention to the great
r.eed?yes, the absolute necessity?
of making more stable manure and
taking better care of what we make.
Indeed the same appeal to the busi?
ness sense of Southern farmers goes
up, with much greater force than we
are able to express It, from the
thousands and thousands of worn
and washed, Stilly-scarred and hum?
us-starved acres that mar this fair
Southland of ours. In the new day
of better farming that is coming we,
the farmers of the South, are going
tt> get rid of these unprofitable and
unsightly acres?are going to. convert
them in to fair fields that will reward
the man who tills them with' a rlQh
i t-turn for his care, and labor. To do
this, there Is but one way.: We must
put back into these soils the humus
We have burned and washed out of
them by repeated summer cultiva?
tions and -continued winter exposure.
We can do this by growing the leg?
umes on them; but to d<? It most
profitably, wo must 'feed ?these leg?
umes -to live1 J?tork* hml - return the
' manure to. the fields. As was stated
layt week, -we can not, under ordl-..
nary circumstances, ? afford - to apply
'directly to the soli' any crop that can
he'fed to stock ; and this means that
we must have more live stock of all
B?MTER GAS WORKS.
Mr. A. D. Turner, Secretary and Treas?
urer and Acting Manager Talks of
The Plans of The Sumter Gas and
Mr. A. D. Turner. Secretary and
Treasurer of the Sumter Gas and
Light Co., who has been in the city
for several days on business for the
Company has returned to his home
In Boardman. X. C. While in the
city Mr. Turner completed arrange?
ments for the beginning of the con?
struction work and everything is now
waiting on tlu? Bartlett-Hcyward Co.,
of Baltimore who have the contract
to install the complete gas plant and
demonstrate it In successful opera?
tion before turning it over to the
Sumter Gas nnd Light Co.
Tho contract calls for the erection
of the necessary buildings, the fur?
nishing and installation of the mach?
inery and apparatus for making gas,
tho laying of mains and lateral pipes
and all other work necessary to pro?
vide a modern, and thoroughly equip?
ped gas plant. The plans call for the
laying of a little more than six miles
of gas mains?8, 6 and 4 inches, stan?
dard iron gas pipes?<and necessary
lateral pipe of smaller size.
The gas plant will be located on
a lot on H?user and Dobson streets,
east of the Central railroad. The lot
was purchased a few days ago from
the estate of W. F. B. Haynsworth.
When Mr. Turner came here to look
over the ground he decided that the
lot originally selected for the gas
plant was too far out and otherwise
not desirable and after investigating
the situation he selected and bought
the Haynsworth lot.
Mr. Turner has also contracted
with Messrs. C. Q. Rowland and asso?
ciates for the lease of an office build?
ing which they will erect on Caldwell
street. This will be the business of?
fice and display room of the gas com?
pany, where a stock of ranges, heat?
ers and fixtures Will he kept for dem?
onstration and sale. Until this build?
ing is completed the gas company
will have temporary offices at 33 East
Liberty street, which will be in
charge of Mr. J. A. Epperson.
Mr. Turner says that the gas plant
will bo In operation within the fran?
chise period and that no one need
think that tho enterprise will be
abandoned. The men back of it mean
business and they have had the plans
drawn and let the contract for B
modern gas system of sufficient ca?
pacity to meet all the needs of Sum?
ter for years to come.
The Partlette-Heyward Co., al?
ready have nine carloads of pipe on
the ground and they will begin work
at an early day.
kinds to convert the crops we raise
into meat and power and milk, and
leave, at the same time, most of the
fertilizing elements in these crops on
the farm where they can help to
grow other crops.
We need more stock, then, and we
need to make more manure; but we
also need almost equally as much to
take better care of the manure we are
Are we of the South so rich that
we can afford In three States to
waste $29,000,000 worth of plant
food each year?
We do not believe we are; but if
we were, it would be none the less
criminal for us to do it. A needless
waste is always criminal; and to
many Southern farmers the proper
care of the manure made on the
farm would mean the difference be?
tween poor crops and good ones, be?
tween "hard times" and prosperity.
This is no exaggeration, but a plain
statement of simple facts.
And it isn't so hard to take care
of the manure and prevent much of
the waste that now goes on. Just a
few simples rules need to be follow?
1. Have the floors of the stables
made so that the liquid manure can?
not escape. A concrete floor will an?
swer, or a very close board floor, or
one made of clay packed down hard
2. Use plenty of bedding?pine
straw, leaves, cut-up corn stalks, dust,
refuse hay or straw?so as to absorb
the liquids. With a tight earth floor
and plenty of bedding the common
loss of one-third to one-half the value
of the manure may be reduced to
very little; and any fanner can have
these two things.
3. Haul the manure out everyday
If possible and spread it on the land.
If not able to do this, let it pack 111
the stables, using plenty of bedding
ai\d keeping It .moist?-not wel?and
4. Dq not let it get dry,and "lire
r?. . Do not throw it out In the
weather, if it must bs piled put at
all, make wide, flat heaps and keep
them moist. .
Never mix lime or ashes with
the manure. Acid phosphate or
floats makes an excellent absorbent,
however, and supplies the clement in
.which the manure, is most lacking?
phosphoric acid. .
7. When manure Is taken tcj the
fields, do not throw It In little heaps
and leave it for the ammonia to es?
cape. Get it spread on or mixed with
Uti'' kjM*il A-att* - ^^fl ^^^^ Hhhl ?Bt^^s^^
fc ^jm^Lw ^c on'y bating px>wdcr^^?J^\
J^t^^pr from RoyaHSrape Cream of Tartar^Lvl
the soil as soon as possible.
8. Do not waste time and money
with recipes for making "fertilizers"
or composts out of the manure. For
some truck crops it may pay to com?
post manure with sods or earth; but
on the average farm the best thing
is to get it on the land with no more
handling than is absolutely necessary.
Origin of "The Rig Stick."
The lirst association of Theodore
Roosevelt with v.he phrase, "the big
stick," datea from a speech deliver?
ed by him at Chicago in 1902. On
that occasion h* said: "There is a
homely old adage which runs, 'Speak
.softly and carry a big stick, and you
w ill go far.' "
The New Vork World in an editor?
ial published September 29, 1904, re?
vived the speech, contrasting it, In
parallel columns, with Roosevelt's
pacific speech to tho delegates of the
Interparliamentary Peace Union
September 24, 1904.
The lirst cartoon embodying the
"big stick" idea was published in the
World of October 12, 1904. it repre?
sented Roosevelt mounted on a fiery
steed, throwing a lasso around the
liVing Angel of Peace and carrying a
cudgel bearing the words "big stick' '
It is interesting to notice the vary?
ing changes in cartoons in the char?
acter of this stick. At lirst it was
simply a long, round stick of uni?
form thickness. It later changed to
the knotted club of bludgeon type,
and now it is often seen with a spear
protruding from the large end. This
latter form was derived from Roose?
velt's expression, "My spear kttOWS
no brother." A marked contract is
shown in Roosevelt's emblem and
the "mailed li t" of Emperor Wil?
liam. William's symbol typilies l o\v
sr and force?nothing else. Roose?
velt's "big stick," although formid?
able, means peace?but peace back?
ed up by the "big stick."?Success
Speeding the Parting Guest.
On our return voyage there was?
there always is, you know?<a woman
whom every one was talking about,
says a writer In an exchange.
She was Mlting audaciously, right
and left : and several times a day she
astonished us by appearing Ir. gowns
of rather too vivid hues. She had
singled me out for special attention,
and you can conjecture my amaze?
ment when, just before docking, she
came out in widow's weeds.
I sought her at once and, with
much sympathy. asked what it
"Why, didn't you know?" she ask?
ed gayly?didn't you know?I'm
bringing him home with me.''
"Yes, my husband"?seeing my as?
tonishment. "He's below?in the
hold," pointing downward with her
ungtovfjd, jeweled finger.
M VSTI .U S SALE.
By virtue of a Decree of the Court
of Common Pleas for Sumter County,
in the St-ue of South Carolina, in the
case of Henry J. Harby, doing busi?
ness under the name and styio of
Harby and Company, against Ann C.
Saunders, W. L. Saunders and Ma?
rlon Moi.-e, 1 will sell at public auc?
tion, to the highest bidder, at the
Court House in the City of Sumter,
in the County and State aforesaid,
on sale day in January. 1910, being
the third day of said month, during
the usual hours of sale, the follow?
ing described real estate, to-wit:
"All of that plantation or tract
of land In Sumter County, in said
State, containing thirteen hundred
aeres, bounded on the North by the
pub 1c road; East by land of W .W.
Anderson and by land of A. M. Lee;
South by land of A. M. Lee and West
by Beech Creek."
Terms of sale: Cash, purchaser to
pay for papers.
E. C. HAYNSWORTH.
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The question settled at last!
Both Peary, [and I Cook had
Tar Heel Blankets with them.
These justly celebrated Blank?
ets in 10-4, 11-4 und 12-4 sizes.
Sold only by
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