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KILLED IX DUEL.
Karl Percy Passe* Away Under Mys
teeou* (Irvuiiwitanov*?Said t<?
Slave Been Shot In Duel.
Parte. Dec. 30.?Earl Percy.
(Henry Algernon George), one of
the leading conservatives In the
British parliament and formerly un?
der sscretsry of stste for foreign af?
faire, dlsd here todsy In an obscure
hotel under circumstances which
are of some dispute.
Though pleurisy Is given as the
cause of death by the earl's physi?
cian, a story circulating which Is
green credence In high quarters tells
of a dispute with another Engllsh
saan and hints of a duel In the out
cjsdrts of Paris.
Sir Austin Lee. cmoellor of the
British embassy here, denounced the
duel story as an Invention. Sir
Francis Bertie, the British ambassa?
dor, s/tslted the carl this afternoon
id found the condition so alarming
t physicians were called and he
a few moments after.
Deeptte assurance to the contrary,
e rumor continues to circulate
the earl was shot through his
ngs by his opponent and died of
wounds. It is said the two men
ft England with the Intention of
meeting on the outskirts of Paris.
The hotel people say Earl Percy
arrived in apparent good health last
Let s Have It.
The State says: "we believe that
if put to the teet w< could guess
mere nearly than any other news
pet in South Carolina the number
pounds that the next governor of
th Carolina weighs, but we are
ring for the New Tear not to
M The neat governor of South
Ina may be a surprise to The
te. if there Is anything in the re?
sts that have come our way within
last month, there Is going to be
a great ehaklng up and suprises will
eorne thick end fast. At present it
looks to us as If Mr. Featherstone of
Laurena, has the "coon and gone
on," but there Is the mayor of the
progressive city of Newberry whose
friends believe will make it inter?
esting for all comers. Then too, Mr,
nlng of Sumter. is looked upon
the logical candidate, whose
appeals to ths business
of the State, who law ..me t >
.penehislor. that the State is sad
need n Mtrong business man
fee head of the government. If
tjbe liquor question is eliminated
from the campaign we would rather
sank on Manning's chances than
any of the others mentioned, but
as long as liquor stands as an issue,
politics rather than business, will be
mostly considered. However, The
State always with Its ear to the
ground. Is In a better position to
fuese than we are, and it would be
Of much Interest If that newspaper
will express its guese and not wait
until It has happened, and then
come out In scare headlines and say
"We told you so."?Manning Times.
Loans negotiated upon improv?
ed farms, payable in annual in
gtallments. No Commission.
Borrowers pay actual cost of per?
fecting Loan. For further infor?
mation apply to
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Office Sylvan Bldg.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
TAX RETURNS FOR 1910,
COUNTY AUDITOR SUMTER CO.,
lUM i KR, S. C. Dec. 3, 1?0?.
Notice Is hereby given that I will
attend. In person or by deputy, at
the following places on the days In?
dicated, respectively, f<r the purpose
of receiving returns of real estate,
personal property, and poll taxes for
the fiscal year commencing January
Tlndalls. Tuesday., Jan. 4th.
Prlvate-r. (Jenkins* store.) Wed?
nesday. Jan. r,th.
Manchester. Levl's, Thursday, Jan.
Wedgefleld, Friday, Jan. 7th.
Claremont Drpot, Monday. Jan.
Hsgood, Tuesday, Jan. 11th.
Kemberti. Wednesday. Jan 12th.
Dalxell. Thursday, Jnn 13th.
W. T. Brogdon's 8tore, Friday,
Msyeevllle. Tuesday, Jan. 18th.
Shlloh. Wednesday. Jan. 19th.
Njrwood's X Roads, Thursday,
Oswego, Friday, Jan. 21st.
All persons whose duty It Is to
make returns should be prompt to
meet me at these appointments. All
Creturn, must be made before Feb.
J. DN Q4 VflLDKB,
Auditor for Sumter '>.
OUTLOOK FOR THE YEAR.
THE MA XV FACTVK E IIS' RECOHD
TAKES OPTIMISTIC VIEW.
Baltimore Paper Says This Section Is
Joining in the March Towards Na?
Baltimore. Dec. 30.?In a survey
of the bright prospects for the bus?
iness interests of the South and the
rest Df the country in 1910, The
Manufacturers' Record says in this
"With a production of pig iron
now running on a basis of 31,000,
000 tons a year, as against 15,000,
tons for the whole of 1908, and 25,
000,000 tons for 1907, the iron trade
has already reached record figures,
though the conditions seem to point
to a very much greater advance dur?
ing the coming year. As yet, the
railroads have been comparatively
indifferent buyers of rolling stock
and track equipment,
"Whenever the railroads do enter
the market on a large scale the de?
mand for iron and steel will carry
production far beyond present out?
put, although existing plants are be?
ing run to almost the full limit of
the country's rnpacity.
There has been depression in the
cotton goods trade, but, on the other
hand, there has been great prosperi?
ty to the cotton growers, for they
have been getting for this years crop
a higher price than they have receiv?
ed in the last 25 years. With the
certainty that the world's consump?
tive requirements will completely
clean up the world's available supply
of cotton before the gathering of the
next crop, it ought to be possible
to Insure that next year's crop will
be sold at very profitable figures to
the grower, and If the planters of
the South are wise In not concen?
trating too much attention upon cot?
ton, such will be the result. Diver?
sification of farm crops should be
preached to every farmer in the
South that in the coming year cot?
ton may be made the surplus crop
after the farmers have ra'sed their
own food stuffs.
"Broadly surveying the whole
situation there are seen evidence
that the South is Jolng in* the march
of progress which the North and
West entered a little in advance of
this section by reason m the fact
that the South did not reel the full
effect of the panic a* soon as other
"Here and there are striking Il?
lustrations of the wonderful advance
that is being made In the South. In
Alabama Immense steel works and
expansion of iron Industries are un?
der way, but not on so large a scale
as the resources of the South justify.
On the gulf coast great warehousing
and docking facilities are being de?
veloped at some ports, but there are
equally as great needs at other ports
where the work has not yet been
carried forward with energy. In the
coal mines of West Virginia, Ken?
tucky, Tennessee and Alabama prog?
ress is being made, and a great ad?
vance In the value of mineral pro?
perties is everywhere seen. But there
Is room for still greater development
In mining operations and for a still
greater increase In the value of coal
and iron and other mineral proper?
ties. The trend of population from
the West is toward the South espec?
ially of Texas and Florida but Miss?
issippi and Louisiana and ether
Southern States are sharing In some
extent In this movement. This Im?
migration Is small as compared to
what It should be. Though Texas 1?
reve'.vlng now comers from th?
North and West at the rate of about
300,000 a year, It would take a quar?
ter of a century at that rate to add
.V000,000 outsiders to the popula?
tion of the State, whereas Texas
would not be crowded with 25,000,
000 people. In other Southern State3
the opportunities are as great as In
Texas and the movement of popula?
tion should be proportionately equal?
ly as great. The Incoming of 200,
000 of the better class of people from
tbe West and the Northwest will be
of Immense benefit to Texas. The
Incoming of not only hundreds of
thousands, but of millions of the
same classes lnt.> other Southern
States would benefit tbe whole South
and benefit everybody in it.
"Kvery railroad ami every man in?
terested in any way whatever in tbe
material ad va nc?incut Of the South
Is Interested in the supreme Im?
portance of drawing population of
the right character Into tin- South.
And when the South fully awakens
to the Importance of tins and to
what it would mean to the enrich?
ment of its life and the development
of its material ft sonn es, t will take
bold of the situation with the vigor
that has made it possible to draw
so many people to Texas and with
the VtgOf which made possible the
settlement of the We*t and that of
1 the Padfifi coast."
?Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
not a common, every day OOUgh mi\
ttrrs Tt Hi b meritorious remedy for
ail the troobl si mi and dangtrous
complications resulting from cold in
the bead, throat, :hest oi lungs< Sold
ORANGE C HOP SAFE.
Small Portion KOt Yet Marketed
Was Not Damaged by Freezing
Weather In Florida.
Jacksonville, Dec. 31.?The tem?
perature has risen today generally
all over the State from 10 to 30 de?
grees and no further menace is an?
ticipated. A fair estimate of the
damage done places It far below
what was feared might result from
a possible long contlnuanoe of low
More than half, probably 75 per
cent., of Florida's orange and grape
fruit crop is raised south of an east
and west line running through Tam?
pa and of this 80 to 90 per cent has
been marketed. What remained on
the trees was not damaged by the
lowest temperature recorded in this
sect*on. 28 degrees above zero. What
early vegetables had been planted
were chilled but it is not believed
that they were killed and the loss
will be easily remedied by replanting.
In fact, the Injury to vegetation in
the Tampa section will amount to al?
Do Not Seek Trouble.
One reason why so many fail, or
plod along in mediocrity, says Orison
Swett Marden in "Success Maga?
zine," is because they see so many
obstacles and difficulties. These
loom up so threateningly that they
lose heart to win. They see so many
difficulties that they are in a dis?
couraged condition much of the
time, and this mental attitude la fa?
tal to achlevment, for it makes the
mind negative, non-crcatlve. It is
confidence and hope that call out
the facilities and multiply their
creative, producing power.
The habit of dwelling on difficul?
ties and magnifying them weakens
the character and paralyzes the ini?
tiative In such a way as to hinder
one from ever daring to undertake
great things. The man who sees the
obstacles more clearly than any?
thing else is not the man to attempt
or do any great thing. The man
who does things Is the man who sees
the end and defies the obstacles.
Napoleon did not see the Alps, |
which seemed Impassable to his
generals; that Is, his confidence that
he could take his army over these
mountains into Italy was so great
that the difficulties which seemed
overwhe?ming to others had no pow?
er to discourage him.
I have never known a person who
magnifies difficulties, who talks a
great deal about obstacles, to do
great things. It Is the man who
persists in seeing his ideal, who Ig?
nores obstacles, absolutely refuses to
see failure, who clings to his confi?
dence In victory, success, that wins
out In whatever he undertakes.
Smothered by Cotton Seed.
Darlington, Dec. 30.?Tuesday
night while at work at the plant of
the Southern Cotton Oil company
here, R. Richardson, a negro, 18
years of age, met death under a
falling pile of cotton seed. He was
feeding the seed to another part of
the mill. The pile of seed was about
15 feet In height.
?Have you a weak throat? If so,
you cannot he too careful. You cannot
begin treament too early. Each cold
makes you more liable to another
and the last Is always the harder to
cure. If you will take Chamberlain'8
Cough Remedy at the outset you will
be saved much trouble. Sold by W.
Prohibition in Birmingham.
Rlrmingham, Ala., Dec. 30.?By
unanimous vote the city council of
Rlrmingham has adopted the State?
wide prohibition laws as regular
city ordinances. Heretofore the city
acted with the State laws but a
decision of the supreme court knock?
ed out all convictions. Many men
working on the city chaingang will
have be released from arrest.
HOW TO CURE RHEUMATISM.
It Is nn Internal Disease and Re?
quires an Internal Remedy.
The cause of Rheumatism and kin?
dred diseases is an excess of uric acid
in the blood, To cure this terrible dil
SSSe Ulis acid must be expelled and
the system so regulated that no more
acid will be formed in excessive quan?
tities. Rheumatism is an internal
disease and requires an internal rem?
edy. Rubbing with <dls and Llnl
ntenti win not cure, affords only tem?
porary relief at \u st, causes you to
delay tin proper treatment, and al?
lows the malady to get a ?rmer hold
on yoUi Liniments may ease the pain,
but tin y will no more cure Rheuma?
tism (ban paint will change the fibre
? of rotten woo,I.
Science hai at last dlSCOV< red a
perfect and complete cute, which is
called "Rheumacide." Tested in hun?
dreds of cases, it lias effected the
most marvelous cures; we b. lleve it
will cure you. Rheumacide "cads at
tin- joints from the inside." sweeps
tiie poisons out of tii.? system, tones
up the stomach regulates the liver
and kidneys and makes you well all
over. Rheumacide "strikes tin- roots
of the disease and removes Its cause."
Tnis splendid remedy is sold by drug- j
gists and dealers generally at 50c and
$ 1 a bottle. In tablet form at 26c \
ami 50c package Trial bottle of]
Tablet* cut by mail on receipt of
prl ?e H Booklet Cr ??. Write t 11
i' >??>, t* hemli ..i (?(? Baltlraon Md,
Soi.i it- i inter hy Blbert'a prug Store. |
THE PUBLIC DEMANDS IT.
For the moment, let passing events
turn our thoughts to Commander
Peary, who claims that he reached
the North Pole.
Regardless of the case of Cook?
let us see about this man Peary,
since he has shown such an ugly dis?
position throughout the whole pole
controversy. The Memphis Ne
Selmltar propounds more questions
which many of us would like to have
answered. It asks:
"Can he more successfully meet
the requirements of the world's
scientists? Did he ever get anywhere
near the elusive spot? Is he, too, a
humbug? Should the commission
which examines his "proofs" decide
that he was right there with his
coon companion, his Eskimos, his!
dogs and the gumdrops, will the
public accept the finding? In other
words, will the finding of any com?
mission be decisive?
There is a firm, relentless demand
from almost every corner of civ?
ilization that the Peary claim be
thoroughly probed; that it be sub?
mitted to the same scientific body at
Copenhagen that rendered the opin?
ion that Dr. Cook had committed a
fraud. If Cook is a liar, then let
Peary prove that he also is not one.
The burden rests upon him to show
that he did arrive at the Pole, and
the proofs of his claim should be
submitted to the Copenhagen faculty
or to some other highly responsible
authorities than the board partisan
backers of Peary In Washington.?
Where Hypnotism Failed.
When Daysey Mayme Appleton re?
turned recently from a party where
the influence of several minds over
one had been the evening's enter?
tainment and told her mother how
six girls with their minds bent on
one thought had made a man stand
on his head, another man at their
silent command had tried on a wo?
man's hat, and another man had
tried to eat water with a fork, it put
a suggestion into Mrs. Lysander John
Appleton's brain. That evening when
Lysander John came home his wife
and four daughters sat In a circle
with their hands covering their faces
and their heads bowed. To all his
inquiries they said nothing, and at
last, fearing they had gone mad, he
sent for the doctor. "We concentra?
ted our minds on t \e thought that
Lysander John must give us $5 each,
and instead of that we have a doc?
tor bill to pay," sobbed Mrs. Apple
ton, "and they said It would be par?
ticularly easy to work if the man's
mind was a blank,?lAtchison Globe.
A COMMON ERH?H.
The Same Mistake Is Made by Many
it's a common error
To plaster the aching back,
To rub with liniments rheumatic
When the trouble comes from the
Doan's Kidney Pills cure all kid?
And are endorsed by Sumter citi?
S. C. Brown. 12 Canal St., Sumter,
S. C, says: "I used Doan's Kidney
Pills and they did me more good than
all the other remedies I had previous?
ly tried. I suffered severely from a
lame back and some days was not
able to work on this account. It hurt
me to stoop or lift, 1 could not rest
well and no position I assumed was
comfortable. In the morning upon
arising, my back was so lame that 1
could hardly get about. The kidney
secretions also contained a dark sedi?
ment and were too frequent in pas?
sage. I finally procured Doan's Kid?
ney Tills at China s drug stor.- and
they cured me. I have not had a
lame back since and the secretions
from my kidneys do not annoy me.
I am in good health at present and
give Doan'l Kidney Pills the credit.'
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New York, sole agents for the United
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ing Num bers will
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Then may the Christmas Bells ring out,
And human kindliness increase,
Till through the world shall come about
The dawn of flawless love and peace!
We ext end to our friends best of wishes for a Merry fef
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