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fmjRK SALES ADVISED.
Cotton Planters May bo Ablo to
Make Money Next Year By Sell?
in?: For Future Delivery at Freu?
Sumter. 8. C.?Now that tcotton
eon be told at thirteen and a quar?
ter In local market? or fourteen
cente in New York market for Oc?
tober delivery should make the wise
farmer aeal some sales at such
prices. In so doing, hs can plant
a big crop with the knowledge of
good profit from the farm. You
farmers know the past season Is the
worst ths cotton growing states have
experienced for a century and not
likely to be repeated. Do not fol?
low the example of a farmer who
some years ago was offered seven?
teen cents for his cotton. He has
some cotton today holding for his
Speculators make the market and
do not base their profits on such
men's figures, but take profits to
suit tbslr heavy loaded pockets. Do
not be an extremist, but use statis?
tics snd common sense.
TO SOLVE DRAINAGE PROBLEM.
Government Expert's Trip .Through
the South Means Much.
Columbia, December 28.?A prac?
tical solution of the drainage prob?
ler? i of this State, Georgia, Florida
and North Carolina, on the same
general principles as lrrgatlon prob?
lems have been worked out In the
West. Is. In the opinion of Commis?
sioner Watson, in sight with the an?
nouncement which came to him from
Washington yesterday, that the Fed?
eral Government is sending a man
through these four States to demon?
strate this solution by practical tests.
MUo B. Williams, engineer In charge
Is the man coming to these States.
? Hs will work first in Florida and be
here the middle of next month. His
first work In South Carolina will be
on a 10,000-acre tract of the Childs
plantation In Rlchland county.
"I havs great hopes of the results
to be accomplished not only for hay
on - hlch ws will make the first ex?
periment here." said Commissioner
Watson. "but for trucking
coast counties and for fruit and other
products of the sandhill country.
With proper drainage and Irrigation
we could save millions In the State
"The small experiments we were
able able to carry on last year In the
South." says Mr. Wllllsms. In his let?
ter received yesterday, "have given
us some very encouraging results,
and ws wish now to Interest people
with larger propositions, so that we
can obtain more practical results."
The expense of drainage and Irri?
gation will, of course, be borne by the
property holder, but the Federal
Government's experts will lay out all
the plans without charge and see to
a practical demonstration of the
The Federal Government's interest
In Southern Irrigation and drainage
problem* was greatly augmented by
the work of the recent Irrigation
Congress in the West, which was at?
tended by Commissioner Watson and
a large delegation from this State.
He was made one of the vice presi?
dents of the Convention, and went to
Washington Immediately after the
Oawtoatlon to Interest the division of
irrigation In investigations. He also
took the matter up with the agricul?
tural experiment stations through?
out the country.
Catarrh Cannot Ik? CWTSd
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS. as
they cannot reach the seat of the
? so. Caterrh Is a blood i>r con?
stitutional disease, and In order to
cur?> it you must take internal rogSO*
die?. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taKen
laagrnally, and acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medi?
cine. It was prescribed by one of
the best physicians In this country
for Vesrs and la a regular prescrip?
tion, it is eoraaoood of nie boot t ?n
lee gnown, eoaanlnod with the best
Mood purifiers, acting directly on
the mueous surfaces. The perfect
combination of tb?- two ingredients'
Is what produces such wonderful re?
sult- in earing Catarrh, Bon 1 lot
F. J. CHUNKY He CO., Prong.
?old by Druggists, price 75c.
Tak* Halls Family Pills for <???n
killing Boil Weevils.
The sleet an 1 snow over the north?
ern section or |>>uisluna and Mis
slppl Is worth thousands of <|. liars
to the districts Infested by the cot
ton boll weevil, according to the
government entomologist. Experts
say untold Inroads are being made
on hibernating weevils.
For Infants and Children.
Tki Kind You Han Always bought
KXTEXRS WELCOME TO ZELAYA.
and SI io\v
Mexico City, Dec. 29.?Jose Santos
Zelaya. self-styled "titular president"
of Nicaragua, arrived in this city to?
day. No Mexican officials met him.
He was, however, greeted by 600
Central Americans and Mexicans who
welcomed the deposed executive with
cries of "Long live Zeiaya," "Long
live Mexico," and "Down with the
Despite the fact that he had re?
signed the presidency of Nicaragua,
witneaeed the election of his succes?
sor by congress and sought refuge
on the Mexican vessel with the
promise that he would never return
to the land which had to all Intents
anu purposes expelled him, Zelaya
repeated the aaaertlon that he was
atlli the* head of the Nlcaraguan
government. To avoid confusion he
has adopted the title of "titular
"I am out of politics and possibly
will engage In bustness in Mexico,"
"The character of the business I
have not yet determined." Zelaya
Indicated h's Intention to remain In
Mexico and said that he would bring
his family here. He added that he
was going house hunting at once.
Of the future of Nicaragua, Its
former executive said:
"The only way to prevent contin?
ued disturbances throughout Centrai
America will be found In the con?
solidation of all the republics. Now
is as good a time as any for the Unl"
ted States and Mexico to engage in
a friendly intervention with this end
In view. I believe that it will be
possible to secure as the head of
this proposed consolidation a good
man and one acceptable to all."
He did not care to say who, If
any one, he had in mind for this of?
Dorn'* Mine Being Be worked.
W. D. Story has secured an option
on the old Dorn's mine at McCor
mlck and has begun operations.
Mr. Story is from Thomson, Ga..
and Is an experienced miner. The
prospecting that Is being done prom?
ises much to those Interested In the
The records in Washington show
that one one-half million dollars
have been taken out of this mine.
It will be remembered that when
this mine waa worked at first, oper?
ations ceased on account of the wa?
ter. Today, water is no more a
question. Improved machinery has
eliminated It. None of the shafts
were aunk deeper than 300 feet and
very few as deep as 300. With such
rich ore so near the surface It is a
wonder someone has not looked into
It before this.
The Dorn's mine Is not the only
mine In the county. There are others
that show rich ore and In time will
be worked. Many fortunes are
wrapped In Abbeville county soil
awaiting the pick of the prospector.
V Wretched M intake
to endure the itching, painful dis?
tress of Piles. There's no need to.
Listen: "I suffered much from
Piles." writes Will A. Marsh, of Sli?
er City. X. C, "till I got a box of
Hucklon's Arnica Salvo. and was
soon cured." Uurns, Bolls. Ulcer*,
Fever Sor?'s. Eczema. Cuts, Chapped
Hands. Chilblains, vanish before it.
25c. at Slbert's Drug Store.
Invention Brings $1.500,000.
While experimenting with amateur
photography M. A. Yendc and Dr.
U If, Fairly, of Columbus, O.. dis?
covered a way of making a new kind
of photographic printing paper, ami
recently a deal was Closed at South
Bend. Ind.. by which the Kastman
KodaC company will pay them $1.
60".000 for the secret. The East?
man company could not duplicate
the paper patented by the Columbus
men. It promises to revolutionize
the printing of photographs.
kills Sweetheart and Sill".
Birmingham, Ala.. Dec. 29.?Pate
Smith, aged |o, this afternoon ihot
and killed his sweetheart. Mi s Alice
Rhodes, aged it, and turned the
weapon on himself, bloving out his
oral as, at the gtrl'S home, thrOfl
miles belOW Cakra. Aia. The cause
Of the deed* Is not known.
?Foley's Kidney Remedy will cure
any cas. of kidney or bladder trouble
that Is not beyond the react) Of med?
leine? it Invigorates the entire ays
totn an>i strengthen! the kidneys so
they sltmlnatc the impurities from
the blood. Backache, rheumatism,
kidney and bladder troubles are all
ci wad by this great medicine, Com?
mence taking at once and avoid
Bright'* Disease and Diabetes. Sl?
bert's Drug Ston
la tors Municipal Ownership.
San Francisco, Dec. ::??. \ 11. r de?
claring against municipally owned
and operated street rallroadi three
llmei in Bve ream, roten of this
city at a special bond eb-ctlon today
regi tered their win decisively In
favor of the project.
LAUDS HACK SUICIDE.
Richest Woman of Spokane Prefers
Quail i- to Quantity.
Spokane. Wash., Dec. 27.?'There
are aiready too many children in the
world. What we want now is quality,
and not quantity. Parents should be
taught the responsibility of bringing
children into the world, and then,
when they have been taught that
nine-tenths of the babies born every
year are nothing more or less than
human culls, I beiieve the birth rate
will decrease, and we shali have a
better and stronger race."
This 19 from Mrs. Helen Larelne
Baker, the richest woman in Spok?
ane, also suffragist, reformer, philan?
thropist, humantarian, and apostle of
brotherly love, and known through?
out the Northwest as "The Little
Mother of Unfortunate Children."
Peary's Friends Object to Sending
Data to Danes.
Rear Admiral Schley's demand
that Commander Peary submit his
Polar data to the consistory of the
University of Copenhagen for veri?
fication, following that body's repu?
diation of Dr. Cook, has raised a
storm among the membership of the
National Geographical Society, which
gave Peary a clean bill of health.
The leading members claim that
the scientists of the United States
would be demeaning themselves, If
the'y acknowledged that their find?
ings needed verification. There
seems to be no disposition to with?
hold from the Copenhagen board the
data filed by Peary, but there is a
well defined opposition against turn?
ing It over to the Danish scientists
for official action.
The arguments advanced by Ad?
miral Schley that such examination
would remove all question of doubt
from the claim of Peary have been
found impeachable by American
scientists, and, therefore, the ques?
tion Is not whether Peary's right,
but whether the scientists are wrong*
"Nothing can be gained by sub?
mitting Commander Peary's data to
the University of Copenhagen," said
Prof. Gannett, who was chairman of
the committee that passed upon the
proofs of Peary, "and I do not see
any reason why he should."
Rear Admiral Chester, who attack?
ed Cook's data some time ago, de?
nounced the proposition of Admiral
Schley as "absurd." He declared he
did not believe that the University
of Copenhagen wouid consider mak?
ing a request for the proofs and that
the whole matter was a mare's nest.
Explanation of Aurora Borealls.
Boston, Mass., Dec. 28.?Neon, a
newly discovered gas, is the cause of
the aurora borealis, according to a
statement made today by Dr. W. L.
Dudley, head of the department of
chemistry of Vanderbullt university
of Nashville, Tenn., before the divis?
ion of Physical and Inorganic chem?
istry of the university.
Dr. Dudley showed what he claim?
ed to be the only sample of neon in
this country. It required over 10ft
tons of air to get a pint of neon.
Dr. Dudley has discovered that the
friction of neon against mercury in
a Crooks tube produces a yellow light
and when held near a wireless coll
Hertzian waves illuminate the ga*.
Dr. Dudley's conclusions are that
at the magnetic poles of the earth,
neon under high pressure because of
the cold, is acted upon by magnetv
currents, thus producing the aurora
borealis, a phenomenon that has al?
ways puzzled scientists.
?The busiest and mightiest little
thing that ever was made Is Cham?
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They do the work whenever you re?
quire their aid: These tablets change
WeakntSS into strength. listlessness
into energy, gloominess, into joyous
iifss. Their action is so gentle one
don't realise they have taken a pur?
gative. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
To Demolish Famous Arena.
New York, Dec. 2S.?Madison
Square garden, erected at a cost of
$8,000,000, has been soid to a roal
estate syndicate and will be torn
down and replaced by a modern office
building, according to a report In
realty circles today. The property has
been on the market for some time at
Demolition Of the Madison Spuaro
garden would mean a serious loss to
the national horse show, where the
event is held annually.
A Wild I'.11//aid Haging
bringt danger, suffering?-often death
to thousands, who take colds.
coughs and la grippe?that terror of
Winter and Spring, its danger sig?
nals are "stuffed up" nostrils, lower
part of nose sore, chilli and fever.
pain in the back of head, and n
throat-gripping cough. When Grip
attacks, ai you value your lif-', don't
delay getting Dr, King's New Discov?
ery. "<>!)<? bottle cured nie," writes
A. L. Dunn, of Pine Valley, Miss.,
"after being 'laid up' three \\eeki
with grip." For sore lungs, hem?
orrhages, coughs, colds, whoOOp!
oough, bronchitlii ? thma lt*i
preme. IOeM $1. dsarani ed by
Sibert's Drug Stor
WOMEN OF PAGAN IRJELAND.
Property Rights Of Wives Recogniz?
ed Before Advent Of St. Patrick.
From the Ecclesiastical Review.
The pagan Irish were fierce and
proud, but at the same time remark?
ably just and pure. Those who wish
to verify this statement have only to
look up the old Brehon laws, the
legislative code that obtained in Erin
long before and long after the advent
of St. Patrick.
These laws, with very few excep?
tions, were found good enough to
govern the land after the reception
of Christianity. St. Patrick saw
nothing to change in them except
the religious features bearing on the
old Druldlc worship. For the rest
he left them as he found them, and
they continued to be the legal guide
of the Irish nation even down to the
Among their most noteworthy fea?
tures are their scense of justice and
fair play and their eminently high
regard for the domestic relations?
the rights of women, the mutual
protection of husband and wife, the
reciprocal duties of parents and chil?
dren, etc. By way of proof by Illus?
trations we give a passage from the
"In the connection of equal pro
perty * * ? if with equal land
and cattle and household stuff, and
if their marriage be equaliy free and
lawful, the wife in this case is called
*thc wife of equal rank. The contract
made by either party is not a lawful
contract without the consent of the
other, except In case of contracts
tending equally to the welfare of
both * * * Each of the two
parties has the power to give refec?
tion and feast, according to their re?
In case of separation ample pro?
vision was always made for the wife's
future. If, for instance, her portion
at the time of marriage was equal to
that of her husband, she was entitled
to half of the property which they
held at the time of the separation
If the whole property belonged ori?
ginally to the husband she received
one-third at the separation. If it
was all her own before marriage she
took two thirds.
Still Condemning Cook. |
Copenhagen, Dec. 28.?The spe?
cial committee of Copenhagen uni?
versity which Investigated Dr. Cook's
polar records, is now considering
whether or not it will publish second
report, giving further details of Its
work. If the committee should de?
cide to, it will issue the report about
the middle of January.
A member of the committee said
today that some of the detahs of
Cook's narrative of his expedition
were fabricated and his papers show?
ed that he had used calculations fur?
nished by Capt. Loose. The second
report he added, would present evi?
dence to that effect.
Severe Blizzard in the North.
A Christmas blizzard tied up traffic
in the cities In many Eastern States
Many person met death, five at Fhila"
delphia and a dozen at New York.
The fatalities in New England arc
not reported. In Philadelphia busi?
ness was practically at a standstill.
The city suffered from the shortage
of milk. Washington did not suffer
severely, but on account of traffic
conditions in the North, President
Taft decided to postpone his engage?
ment to speak ir. New York.
The storm in New England was
worst in New Bedford, Providence,
Fall River. Newport, Pawtucket and
In New York city seven thousand
men were employed cleaning the
streets. Surface lines were blocked
as the result of heavy traffic on the
The severe biizzard about Washing?
ton and further north seriously in?
terfered with railroad traffic South?
?Chamberlain's Cough Remedy [n
a very valuable medicine for throat
and lung troubles, quickly relieves
and cures painful breathing and a
dangeroualy sonnding cough which
indicates COngeated lungs. Sold by
\V. W. Sibert.
Wild Cotton Trees.
A test is to be made of the value
of the fibre of the cotton bearing
tret H which grow wild in Sonora and
Sinoloa, Mexico. The tree is known
to the Mexicans as the aldone. The
Staple of the cotton is not as long
as that grown by the American plan?
ter, but then* is no need of ginning
it. Merely Raying it with a pole
while it is spread out on a canvas
or a floor will rid it of the seeds.
The staple is about an inch long.
*it is a dangerous thing to take a
COUgh medicine containing opiates
that merely stifte your cough Instead
of curing it. Foley's Honey and Tar
loosens and euros the cough and ex?
pels the polsonoui germs, thus pre?
venting pneumonia and consumption.
subatltub and take only the
genuine Foley's Konty and Tar in
?.he yellow package. <>ert's Drug
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per*
fflf/**. sonal supervision since its infancy*
f'CCccA4>^i Allow no one to deceive you in this*
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" are hut
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants und Children?Experience against Experiment*
What is CASTORIA
Oastoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant* It
contains neither Opium* Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and aWays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Tanacea?The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The KM You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TN? ?KRTAUR COMPANY, TT MURRAY ?TRKCT. MCW VOHK cm.
WANT A WINDOW?
MJfch or blind, a door or a dozen,
a hundred of 'em? No better place
to get them for miles around than
right here. We have the goods at
saving prices and can deliver them
quickly and correctly. This is a de
p;?t for such building materials. Wo
have a 'phone and vie want your or?
The Sumter Door, Sash b Blind Factor
J. W. McKelver.
Birnie's Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines.
CHOICE PERFUMES [AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES. PATENT MEDICINES
AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, A
FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND
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OUR MOTTO: PURE AND RELIABLE GOODS.
Our stock is complete
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Ik Li Law Has Pili Iw?i
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.
Bank of Sumter.
RICH. I. MANNING. Pres. M. MOISE. 1st V-Pres. R. F. HAYNSWORH 2d V-Pret
ft. F. RHAME. Cashier.
BARTOW WALSH, Teller. D. If. BLAND1NG. Nllti |M
Wm. J. CROW SON Jr. Collector.
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.,
Wants 700 good farmers' accounts in addition t^
its present patronage, during the year 101c.
The farmer who borrows money from the bank
and pays cash for his supplies, should soon
have money to lend.