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Fmlthvllle, Dec. 11.?We are hav?
ing winter In earnest now. that la If
tt takes rain, sleet and a little enow
to make It. This 1? ths season whsn
people move from one place to anoth?
er. Mra E J. McMenus has moved to
the Munnerlyn place. Mr. C. H.
Hatfleld has movsd from Borden to
Bis own farm near here. Mr. John
Barfleld has moved from Egypt to
his own farm nssr Plsgah.
Rsv. and Mrs. J. E. Strickland
leave for their new home at Elloree
today. Ws wish for them a happy
and prosperous new year.
Be leave a garden of nice veget
shlss for his successor I wonder If
he too is herbiverous as well as car?
Christmas Is almost hers. The
time of >ry and pleasure for child?
ren as well ae grown ups. Christmas
lost its charm for me when I realised
old Santa was a myth. I question
the wisdom of tsachlng children to
believe in him.
Mr. W. H. Shlrsr hss about finish?
ed als new room and built a now
Mr. C. H. Hatfle>d has added a
new room to bis dwelling.
Mr. and Mra. Char Iis Payne, of
Georgia, ere Spending the winter
w+th Mr end Mra, W. S. Smith.
Mdaaa rumor aays that ws are to
he minus an M. D. ere long.
WIsacky. Dec. II.?After a long
a of beautiful weather, we are
having tuet ths reverse. Yester?
day and today have been very dis?
agreeable; raining, cold and some
. anew . today. Ths rain was sadly
. aeeded to bring up the oats, and to
keep those that were up from dying,
as well as for health and comfort.
The Wlsaoky Farmers' Union held
an all day meeting at Its usual place
of meeting last Wednesdsy. There
was an excellent attendance and
much Intereet manifested In the mat?
ters pertaining to the good of the or?
der. The old officers seem to give
euch satisfaction that vary little
cjaange was made In the organiza?
tion. There ires an abundance of
good things to eat. and on the whole,
a good, and 1 trust, a profitable
Christmas Is here again and from
all appearancee our people are pre?
paring for and making preparations
?or a good time. Hope each one may
realise all for which they hope. All
of our young people who are away
will be here for the holidays And
their return will bring joy and hap?
piness to msny loving hearts, to
whom this Is their chlsf joy.
Our faithful little teacher is work?
ing very hard to give pleasure to the
?ear little folks and whsn she at*
tempts anything she generally suc
aeeds. She Is certainly a conscien?
tious teacher, and is advancing the
We have a hustling little town and
everything moves lively. Our prln
ctpsl merchant sold $00 bales of cot
j ton last week at one sale, at fair
prices, I venture there is more cot
ten shipped from this point than any
ether place of Its slse In the State,
and rr. 'Mi of it Is bought here.
Ths Msthodlst folks are delighted
to have Rev. J. S. Kessley return to
them as their pastor for another
year. He Is very much beloved by
them all, as well as the members of
the other denominations.
Mr. W. B. McLeod who has been
quite sick for some time. Is some
better, but Htlll confined to bed.
Mra Edgar DesChamps Is on an
extended visit to her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. B. Crome, of Georgia.
?he will not return until after the
holidays. Edgar would get lonesome
If he had time.
Mrs. A. T. Cooper has been quite
sick, but we sre glad to say she Is
Mrs. J. N. Scott has been on a visit
to her old home In Clsrendon. She
Is home again as full of life as ever.
There will be a number of visitors
In our midst for the Christmas holi?
days from Charlsston, Clinton, Flor
encs. Lamar, Humter snd elsewhere.
Rev. C. Junlus Mills is expected to
preach st old Mt. Zlon church on
ths fourth Sabbath. I predict for
him a large congregation If the
Happy Christmas to the Editor.
Wlsacky. Dec. 11.?The farm
work has ended for 1909, and farm
era are having a reatlng spell and
preparing for the holidays, most of
them have secured laborers for the
We are having very coid weather
and a number of the neighbors have
butchered some very large hogs.
Mr. Foxworth, who has been
farming for Mr. Koland Hearon.
moved this week to Lumber, to en?
gage in other business.
Mr. Thomas will move to St.
Charles to farm another year.
Mr. Clifton Ledlngham has re?
turned from Gaffney, where he went
to visit his brother, Mr. Legett Mc
Intyre, during hla atay here he made
some very pleasant calls to relatives
and frlenda who were students at
Limestone College, and greatly en?
joyed the reception given him.
Miss Milier who haa been teaching
the Ivanhoe school will return to
her home in North Carolina to
spend the holidays.
Mise SalUe Ledlngham and her
nelce. Miss Kathrene Shlrer, will
leave tomorrow for St. .Stephens, to
apend a while with her sister, Mrs.
Mise Maude Williams, of Win?
throp College, and a number from
the Confederate Home, in Charles?
ton, will return this to spend Xmas
with loved ones.
The frlenda of Mr. William Mc
Leod are very aorry to hear of his
Max, South Carolina, Dec. 22.?
The students from different col?
leges and schools, of this community,
eame home this week. .
A large crowd of young folks en?
joyed a adcial party at Mr. J. L.
Moore s last night.
Miss Mollie Sapouch. teacher at
Norwood's, left for her home In
Spartanburg. this morning.
Mr. Henry Tomllnaon went to
Sumter on business laat Tuesday.
The weather is delightfully cold
Several members of Bethel met at
the home of Rev. B. K. Truluck last
Tueeday afternoon and spent a while
very pleasantly, they carried mater?
ial packages as tokens of love and
esteem, othera whoae business de
| tained them, sent notes of love and
greetings with their donations.
Rev. E. D. Smith and family, of
Washington, came down recently.
Mrs. Smith and children stopped with
her parents, Mra. T. P. Driggers, Rev.
Smith haa gone to Florida, where his
family will Join him later.
A DISTINGUISHED PARTY.
South Carolina People Closing a
Pleasant Sojourn in South Florida.
Tampa la gratified today by the
presence of a group of prominent
South' Carolina gentlemen who wind
up a stay of some duration in this
section by resting and refreshing for
a day here preparatory t taking
train for home tonight. They hall
from Sumter. the flourishing county
seat of Sumter county and include
Col. Thos. Wilson, president of the
Northweet and South Carolina Rail?
way Company; Dr. J. A. Mood, J. L.
Irby and C. G. Rowland, the latter
belng president of the Farmers'
bank and Trust Company of Sum?
ter. Col. Wilson has been a very
large holder of land in Florida, much
of which he has sold, however, In?
cluding the larger portion of the
timber land now owned by the Arl
peka Saw Mill company.
It must not be Imagined, however,
that Col. Wilson has run out of Flor?
ida real estate, us. he still retains
enough in Hlllsborough county to
make the average man rich, as well
as an extensive tract in Osceola
county sni numerous small parcels
scattered all about where It looked
good to him a few years ago.
The party has just concluded a
hunting trip of some weeks In the
tributary vicinity of Kissimmee, on
which they had a most delightful and
perfectly satisfactory time. They
leave for home tonight In the best of
humor with themselves and doubly
In love with south Florida.?Tampa.
Fla., Dally Times, Dec. 17.
SPECIAL TERM ORDERED.
Negro Charged With Attempted Ah
sault In WUUamsburg to he Tried.
Gov. Ansel has ordered a speclul
term of court for Williamsburg
county to be held commencing on the
second Monday in January, to try
John Rose, a negro who wus arrest?
ed two weeks ago on the charge of
an attempted criminal assault upon
a young white girl. Judge Thos. S.
Seasn of Spartanburg was named to
preside at the special term.
George Clardey, colored, arrested
In Greenville six weeks ago on the
charge of killing his son, Watt Clar?
dey, who suddenly disappeared, has
been released, the son having turned
up In Greenville.
GRAFTER GOES FREE.
II KM A11K A BUS ACTION BY GOV
Kl IN Oil OP TENNESSEE.
C. J. Herbert, of the Dynasty of the
Semi no lo*. Will Not Be Sent to
This State. No Reason Assigned.
Columbia, Dec. 23.?A singular com?
plication has arisen in the matter of
arresting and bringing to South Car?
olina one C. J. Herbert, charged with
getting some $80,000 by fraud, etc.
The comity of States has been set
at naught by the governor of Ten?
nessee and Herbert will not be turn?
ed over to the agents of South Caro?
Gov. Ansel was out of the city
yesterday and no Intelligence could
be had from his office. The State en?
deavored to get information from
Nashville, and a reliable correspond?
ent wired: "Gov. Patterson in Flor
?da. Can't find his private secretary."
From Christie Benet, the legal
representative in Columbia of Her?
bert, It was learned that Gov. M. R.
Patterson had given a hearing Mon?
day to the attorneys on both sides
of the case. The only Information re?
ceived in Columbia up to this time is
the following letter to Gov. Ansel:
To his excellency, M. F. Ansel, gover?
nor of South Carolina,
Dear Sir: I am directed by Gov,
Patterson to inform you that for
good and sufficient reason presented
to him he has declined to honor your
requisition for C. J. Herbert.
W. D. Scruggs.
Secretary to Governor.
It appears that the comity of
States has been violated grossly by
the governor of the State of Ten?
nessee. But as Gov. Ansel was away,
no Intelligence could be heard from
his office, after the receipt of this
The comity of States is not a law,
but a matter of manners. Several
years ago the governors of the South?
ern States met and adopted a code.
Solicitor W. H. Cobb of this circuit
said yesterday that he had followed
this code very closely In preparing
the papers. It 1? customary in case a
governor is not convinced of the ad?
equacy of the charge against an ac?
cused, not to deny the requisition for
extradition papers, but to hold the
proceedings In abeyance until such
a time as the State making requisi?
tion can produce further evidence
in support of its claims.
But Gov. Patterson appears to
have disregarded the comity of
States and to have dismissed sum?
marily and curtly the proceedings
started by the officers of this State.
Such a thing is said to be unknown
in the political history of this State
since 1894, when B. R. Tillman, then
governor, acted similarly toward the
governor of Georgia.
C. J. Herbert Is indicted in this
State on a grave charge. He has
ignored notifications from Solicitor
Cobb, through Gov. Ansel sought to
have Herbert arrested In Chatta?
nooga and held for extradition. The
amount Herbert is accused of mak?
ing away with is about $80,000.
The fact that he has thus resent?
ed extradition may make no friends
for Gallngton, Lacy and others ar?
rested with him.
Herbert was the person who . was
here In the glad days of Semlnole
fame and aided In putting over a
deal between the Southern Life, of
Fayettesvllle, and the Semlnole Se?
curity company, of Columbia, in
which stockholders were given scant
consideration. Herbert's commis?
sions were $80,000. i
The situation is indeed unpreced?
ented. Court meets early In Jan?
uary and it was hoped to have all
of the accused here at this time.
Solicitor W. H. Cobb was at a
loss to account for the action taken
by the Tennessee governor. Mr. Cobb
said that he had taken great care in
preparing the requisition papers and
had used every precaution to guard
against any technicality that might
interfere with the prompt service of
The Issuing of the requisition pa?
pers was at the request of Solicitor
Cobb, C. J. Herbert having failed to
answer or acknowledge a letter from
the solicitor notifying him to come
to Columbia and make satisfactory
arrangements for his appearance in
the Richland county court of general
sessions to answer to a charge of
conspiracy. The other defendants
indicted along with Herbert made
such arrangements with the Solici?
Until the arrival of the telegram
from Gov. Patterson's secretary yes?
terday, the officials here have been
nun phiHsed at the failure of the
Tennensee officials to acknowledge
the papers. Sheriff W. H. Coleman
received a telegram Friday, Decem?
ber 17, from the sheriff at Chatta?
nooga, saying that Herbert had been
arrested there and would light ex?
tradition. Sine, that time Sheriff
Coleman has received no further
Intelligence of the progress of the
affair. Gov. Ansel telegraphed a
request to Governor Patterson when
the Chattanooga sheriff's telegram
BUREAU GINNERS' REPORT.
Estimate* Ginning: to December 13
At 9,362,222 aliles.
Washington, Dec. 20.?The census
bureau reports 9,362,222 bales of
cotton ginned from the growth of
1909 to December 13. This compares
with 11,900,565 bales for 1908.
The proportion of the crop ginned
to December 13, 1909, is 90.9 per
cent, of the crop on the same day of
1908. Round bales included this
year are 139,967, compared with
215,059 for 1908; sea island 85,184
bales for 1909, 80,316 in 1908. The
number of bales of cotton ginned
from the growth of 1909 by States
compared with the corresponding
date of 1908 folows:
State. 1909 1908.
Alabama. . . . 986,099 1,263,953
Arkansas .... 642,784 847,312
Florida. 59,247 64,131
Georgia . . . .1,465,189 1,867,963
Louisiana. . . . 248,554 435,603
Mississippi . . . 959,016 1,441,947
North Carolina . 582,144 615,736
Oklahoma . . . 514,715 494,984
South Carolina .1,066,058 1,134,183
Tennessee . . . 221,464 302,677
Texas. 2.163,423 3,368,183
All other States 53,909 63,943
The distribution of the sea island
cotton by States is as follows:
Florida, 26,671; Georgia, 47,586;
South Carolina, 10,727.
The statistics In this report for
1909 are subject to slight corrections
when checked again individual re?
turns of the glnners being transmit?
ted by mail. The corrected total of
cotton ginned this season is 8,878,
COCHRAN TO SUCCEED HIMSELF
District Attorney's Name Sent ^o
Senate for Confirmation.
Washington, Dec. 20.?President
Taft today sent the name of Ernest
L. Cochran, of Anderson, to the sen?
ate for confirmation to succeed him?
self as district attorney for South
Carolina. Mr. Cochran has held the
position about four years, having
succeeded John G. Capers and ac?
cording to the interpretation given
his reappolntment today, has per?
formed his duties satisfactorily to the
administration. It is impossible to
learn yet whether or not there will
be a fight on Mr. Cochran, both Sen?
ators Tillman and Smith having gone
home some time ago, and no one
here being authorized to speak for
them. It is believed, however, that
unless there are charges against Mr.
Cochran which have not yet come to
light a fight will not be attempted.
As the senate stands adjourned to?
morrow until January 4, nothing of
public nature can be done in the
Nine big distilleries in leas than a
week is the record of the raiding of?
ficers stationed at Greenville. From
last Thursday until Monday nine
large illicit distilleries were destroy?
ed in the mountains and part of an?
other one was cut to pieces.
W. H. Pommer, professor of mu?
sic in Missouri University, does not
believe that the $1,000 raised by
Gov. Hadley for a State song will
get one. It is his notion that pa?
triotic airs can not be produced at
the bidding of dollars.
was received, asking him to instruct
the sheriff to hold Herbert until re?
quisition papers could be forwarded.
These papers, however, had already
been sent to the Tennessee chief ex?
Sheriff Coleman, having once be?
fore been mistreated by Tennessee
officials in these Seminole cases, was
quite outspoken yesterday in his
comments upon the measure of
courtesy extended In that State to
the officials of other States.
IF WOMEN ONLY KNEW.
What a Heap of Happiness It Would
Bring to Sumter Homes.
Hard to do housework with an ach
Brings you hours of misery at left"
ure or at work.
If women only knew the cause?
Backache pains come from sick
'Twould save much needless woe,
Doan's Kidney Pills cure si:k kid?
Sumter people endorse this:
Mrs. M. M. Mulkey, 12 B. Liberty
St., Sumter, S. C, says: "During tho
pat't two years I have had a great
deal of trobule with my kidneys. The
secretions from these organs were
very irregular in passage, highly col?
ored and contained a sediment. My
head ached severely, I had dull, nag?
ging backaches, could not rest well
and in the morning was devoid of
energy or ambition. I used only two
boxes of Doan's Kidney Pills, pro?
cured at China's drug store and my
back became stronger, the headaches
vanished and my kidneys were re?
stored to a normal condition. I have
gained several pounds in weight and
am Improving in every way. Doan's
Kidney Pills gave me much relief and
I consider them to be the best remedy
I ever tried for kidney trouble."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other. No. If.
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Apcrfect Remedy forConsllpi
tton, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea
Worms jCoiwulskms MA
ness and Loss of Sleep.
FacSicmk Signature of
Atb months old
J5 Dosis -3SOkis_
Gtiarardecd under the rbodi
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
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WANT A WINDOW?
sash or blind, a door or a dozen, or
a hundred of 'em? No better place
to get them for miles around than
right here. We have the goods at
paving prices and can deliver them
quickly and correctly. This is a de?
pot for such building materials. Wo
have a 'phone and we want your or?
The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Fictcrj,
J. W. McKeiver,
Birnie's Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
* -Dealer In
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
CHOICE PERFUMES 'AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
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AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, A
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OUR MOTTO: PURE AND RELIABLE GOODS.
Our stock is complete
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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 to be had in the way of conser?
Tie ta Law h Been Wed
But the Bank of Sumter will take care of its farmer
customers. If you have not an account with this bank al?
ready, open an account by making a deposit.
Your business for 1910 is solicited.
1*1 Bank of Sumter.
RICH. I, MANNING. Pit* M. MOISE. 1st V-Pres ft. F. HAYNSWORH, 24 V-Prtt.
W. F. RHAM , Caskltr.
BARTOW WALSH. Teller. D. M. BLAND1NG. Bookkeeper.
Wm. J. crow son Jr. Collector.