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MILduS BUYING FUTURES.
0*4'11 nee in New York Lead Southern
Factories to Purchase There? Will
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 20.?Savannah
brokers received reports today that
Southern mills were buying heavily
of cotton future contracts In New
York and would demand deMvcrles
A considerable amount was said to be
for January delivery. By this means
the mills are enabled to take advan?
tage of the low price of future spot
c? tton In the Southern markets not
having declined to anything like a
HOMAGE PAID TO JUDGE HUD?
Supreme Court Honors Memory of
Columbia Jan. 20?Honor was
done to the memory of Judge Joehua
)t? B 1 )n the chamber of the Su?
preme Court today, when a number
at lawyers, friends and relatives of
the great Jurist gathered to eulogtxe
his name and work. The exercises
were simple In their nature, and the
words spoken in praise of the great
South Carolinian were touching and
sincere. There were addresses by
Knox Livingston, of Bennettsville; A.
O. Brlce, of Chester; J. K. Henry, of
Chester; and Chief Justice Jones.
Resolutions of love and respect were
died with the court by Mr. Living?
ston, end were ordered placed on the
records by Chief Justice Jones.
The love of Judge Hudson for
right, his devotion to country, his In?
satiable desire for knowledge, his
fairness end impartiality as a Judge
In administering the law, were ex?
tolled In beautiful, yet simple words
by men who knew him Intimately in
his professional and private life.
The greatest Jurist that the tSate
has ever known was the sentiment
expressed by Chief Justice Jones. Mr.
Jonee spoke of his cordial relations
with Judge Hudson as a young attor?
ney end afterwards, when Judge Hud
eon on several occasions sat upon tht
bench with him. His life was called
aa inspiration to all South Carolin?
ians by the Chief Justice, and it was
here that the greatest tribute was
paid to Judge Hudson as a wjiker
and a man who sought light on every
ELEVEN JURORS HEARING CASE
f'nn-ufii Proceeding In MoGaha Mur?
der Trial at Greenville.
lre*n< W*e Jan. 2u^With only
ren Jurors In the >^LWL? tXuri of
General Sessions toduj^Butered on
the .rial of the three nj^oea charged
with the murder of John McGaha,
uepa*w of Josh Ashley. During the
day a great mass of teetlmony was
taken, all tending to ehow the guilt
of the men. The case will probably
go to the Jury late Friday.
At the opening of the case objec?
tions were made to all but t he eleven
jurors and both sides agreed to go to
trial with that number. This In an
unusual procedure and there Is much
dlscusaict. among lawyers as to Its
regularity. Judge Wilson, however,
ruled that there would be no objec?
tions to eleven men hearing the case.
GREENVILLE GETS MILLION.
Southern Power Co. Will Erect Big
Emergency Plant hTere.
Greenville, Jan. 19.?The Southern
Power Company has consummated a
desl with Dr. Teron Earle, of this
city, for the purchase of some fifteen
or twenty acres of land near this city,
on which will be erected a larg; plant
for electric power, which will neces?
sitate an exepndlture of something
like a million dollars In Greenville.
This plant will be used as | emer?
(ill A ST I V CRIME IN "NEW YORK.
Two Women and Man Found Mur?
New York, Jan. 30.?A triple mur?
der was revealed la a obscure flat In
the heart of New York's East Side,
at No. 10 ai d 20 Montgomery Street,
at dusk to day. Two women and a
man are the victims, and the manner
of death was horrible, flagged wtlh
silk handkerchiefs and their heads
ennio'd with a hammer >>v axe. they
w*ro left bleeding and fully dressed
on the floor with a whimpering bull
terrier as companion for the dead
Robbery was the motive, or else it is
another ens*- of t? ?? Plack Hand.
Selvatorc Scnlpone. a well-to-do
young Italian bnher, his wife and a
mlddle-nged woman believed to have
been Mrs. Seal pone's mother are the
victims. His failure to appear at his
shop today started an investigation,
which resulted In the discovery of
the crime. Policeman, summoned %,v
the Janitor of th.? apartn .-nt. ? nt'-n d
the locked (lit by way of a tire es?
James Miller, chief of the detective
force of the city of Charleston. Is
dead at his home.
MARRIED AT CHARLOTTE.
W. A. Cooper and Miss Marie Henry
Of Greenville Wed After Amusing
Charlotte. N. C, Jan. 20.?After a
fruitleaa effort to have an Episcopal
clergyman marry them without first
having gone through the formality of
securing a license. W. A. Cooper, and
Miss Marie Henry, both of Green?
ville, woke up the register of deeds
and magistrate and at 2:30 o'clock
this morning were married in the
functionary's office at the county
eottti bouse. Magistrate C. L. Hun?
ter performed the ceremony. C. V.
Gulon of Greenville, a friend, and a
policeman witnessed the marriage.
Mum Henry had been visiting in Ches?
ter and came to Charlotte to see "The
Prince Chap," Mr. Cooper Joined her
here and after the show they decided
to got married. The couple return?
ed to Greenville on train No. 29.
NO CHANGE IN POSTAL RATE.
Representative Flnley Says News?
paper Publishers Need Not Be Anx?
Washington, Jan. 21.?There is
much alarm among many publishers
of weekly newspapers throughout the
country because of the report recent?
ly scattered to the effect that the con?
gress would this year very largely in?
crease the postal rates on this kind
of publications and In fact all second
To an Inquiry made today to a rep?
resentative of South Carolina who is
a member of the committee on post
office in the house, he replied that the
rates on weekly papers would not be
raised. "I have heard the rumors
that this rate," Mr. Flnley said, "was
to be largely Increased, but this will
not be done."
SNOW IN FLORIDA.
Elements Astonish Oldest Inhabi?
tants of Tallahaase by Furnishing
Five Minute Flurry.
Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 21.?Al?
though the thermometer registered
several degrees above freezing, snow
fell here this afternoon for five min?
utes Not before in the memory of the
"oldest inhabitant" has Florida'? cap?
ital been thus visited. Tonight the
temperature is moderating.
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 21.?Savannah
this afternoon experienced the first
fall of snow since February 13. 1899.
ThS fall was light.
PLAN FOR EQUALIZING TAXUS.
Repro*entn?llc D^?f, of Georgetown,
Has New Proposition.
Columbia, Jan. 21.? Mr. Doar
thinks he has a plan of equalizing tax
values that will do the work that it
hi intended to do. Mr. Doar's plan is
to pass a joint resolution to appoint a
commission to fix a rate of taxes on
all landa within the State on the
bash? of population. For Instance, if
a town of 5,000 situated In the Pae
Dee section, and a town of 5,000 situ?
ated in the Piedmont section, the
valuation on cultivated, uncultivated
and timbered lande would be the
same. The greater the population
the higher the price of land. Land ad?
jacent to towns and cities would be
fixed at a greater value than if it
were farther out. When this com?
mission fixes the valuation In tabulat?
ed form it would apply to all sections
of the State. Land one or two miles
from Georgetown would be fixed at
the same rate as a town of same Mae
in the Piedmont.
COTTON GINNED TO JAN. 15.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 21.?The re?
port of the National Ginners' Asso?
ciation, Issued today, says:
"Complete returns Indicate there
has been ginned up to January 16,
1910, 9,755.000 bales. The following
are the figures by States:
"Alabama 1,024,000; Arkansas 662,
000; Florida 61,000; Georgia. 1,823,
000; Louisiana 254,000; Mississippi
1,023,000; Missouri 55,000; North
Carolina 611.000; Oklahoma 520,000;
South Carolina 1.108,000; Tennessee
227.000; Texas 2,378,000."
There Is a movement on foot at
Cross Hill to create a new county.
Catarrh Cannot l>o Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as
they cannot reach the seat of the
disease. Catarrh Is a blood or con?
stitutional disease, and in order to
cure it you must take Internal reme?
dies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken
Internally, and acts diroctly on the
blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's
Catarrh Cure Is not a quack medi?
cine. It was prescribed by one of
tho hest physicians in this country
for years and is a regular prescrip?
tion. It Is composed of the hest ton?
ics known, combined with the best
blood purifiers, acting directly on
the mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two IngrodtenU
Is what produces such wonderful re?
sults In curing Catarrh. band for
r, J. chunky &? co., Props,
Sold by Druggists, price 76c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con?
MILLS WATCH MARKET.
Bl/YY FUTURES HEAVILY BUT
ACTUAL COTTOX SPARINGLY.
Tendency Which Wa? at One Time j
Too Bullish is Now Thought to In?
cline Too Strongly to Bear Side.
New York. Jan. 31.?Prices show a
small net improvement for the week,
but confidence in the stability of
prices has been seriously shake .1 by
the recent decline of $13.50 a bale.
?plllOWi have been buying: futures
pretty heavily during the last week
or 10 days but to all appearances
they have stuck to their policy of
buying the actual cotton on a very
It is evident, however, that about
10,000 bales of the New York supply
will be shipped by representatives of
James A. Patton to Southern mills.
On one or two days spot sales at
Liverpool have Increased but taken
as a whole spinners at home and
abroad seem more encouraged than
ever to play a waiting game. Yet
advices from Manchester are to the
effect that there Is an Increasing de?
mand for cotton goods from India.
Western Wall street and Southern
liquidation during the last two weeks
has been on so thoroughgoing a scale
that the technical situation has been
greatly improved, especially as much
of the cotton thus liquidated has gone
into the hands of spinners and ex?
porters. For the first time in near?
ly two months exporters have been
able to secure cotton on an export
basis. Then, too, the short interest
has lately increased materially. Some
think, Indeed, that the tendency
which was at one time to overdo the
bull side has now gone to the other
extreme and that there are too many
The spot markets have yielded
grudlngly as the spot holder fights
the decline In futures. Speculation
has been overdone and prices have
collapsed but It is maintained by tlie
believers in an ultimate advance that
the fundamental situation remains
absolutely unchanged. That is to
say it is still urged that there is a
disparity between the probable crop
and the probable consumption of any?
where from 2,000,000 to 3,000,000
bales. At the same time speculation
has received a decided check. Sev?
eral failures in Wall street, Including
one of a house which was a member
of the cotton exchange, have added
to the demoralization. Some South?
ern operators who recently bought
on the first sharp decline have sold
out again. Friday the tone was
?tronfer. Th* crop is still believed I
?e small. Whether corsumption
be part... sufficient to mf' t the
ease in the annual supply ?1s
ethlng on which the trade is
I awaiting ><(,ul.
15 TUNNEL DIGGERS KILLED.
Charges of Nitro-Glycerine Explode
Fishklll Landing. N. Y., Jan. 21.?
Fifteen men, three of them Ameri?
cans, were killed late this afternoon
by a premature explosion of nitro
glycnne In a tunnel which is to form
a part of the great aqueduct which
will carry water from the Ashokan
dam, In the Catskllls, ' New York
Dunn's Weekly Statement.
New York, Jan. 21.?R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomor?
row will say:
"The disturbances In Wall street
are apparently without effect on In?
dustrial and trade situation, which
measured, by the best tests, continues
In a healthy and active condition.
"A further perceptible broaden?
ing of demand for pig iron is noted
at many leading centres. On the
whole there is marked improvement
with basic and Bessemer grades at?
tracting much attention.
"There is evidence that the rail?
roads are holding back considerable
new business, although car orders at
the West are quite liberal and several
large contracts are pending.
"In the primary dry goods market
house sales are in progress and the
break in the cotton market made
no change in Jobbing prices. Buyers
of cotton blankets and other napped
goods of a staple character are op?
erating freely at an advance over a
years ago, and stocks in all parts of
the country are reported to be well
cleaned up. Hosiery and underwear
are in better demand and new fall lines
In cotton dress fabrics are being
bought freely. Trade in prints is
linht. in ginghams somewhat better
? and In bleached goods steady.
"Cotton yarns are dull, worsted
yarns steady and woolen varns steady
"Supplementary orders for spring
?hoes are in fair demand and manu?
facturers regard the outlook as prom?
ising. The leather trade continues
*Charaber1eln'i Cough Remedy >s
not a common, every day cough mix?
ture. It is a meritorious remedy for
all the troublesome and danserous
complications resulting from cold In
the head, throat, chest or lungs. Sold
by W. W. Slbert.
TO CONNECT AT PKEGNALL'S. |
Itailroud Cimmlsston Order? South
ern and Coast Line to Change
Columbia, Jan. 20.?The railroad
commission today ordered the South?
ern Railway and Atlantic Coast Line
Railway officials to arrange their
schedules so as to make connection
at Pregnalls, a Junction point be?
tween Charleston and Branchville.
There were a number of complaints
filed with the commission. The com?
panies are ordered to show cause be?
fore the commission by February 1,
why the new schedule should not be
made. In the letter to the officials
the commission says:
"You will at once arrange your
schedules of passenger trains in order
to make proper connection at Preg
nall's. or show cause at this office by
February 1, why the said changes
should not be made."
The commission will hold a hear
complalnts with reference to the
Chesterfield Telephone Company, and
also at Cantey's Siding on January
27, in the matter of station accom?
ACCUSED OF ABDUCTING GIRL.
Spartanburg Man in Trouble on One
Charge May Have to Answer An?
Spartanburg, Jan. 20.?Wesley
Fowler, white, who is charged with
abducting a girl child under the ag?
of 16, may also have to answer the
charge of contempt of court. In a
case argued before Judge Shlpp lor
the possession of Lauetta Rhlnehart
Judge Shlpp Issued an order award?
ing the child to E. L. Johnson. Sev?
eral days ago the child was taker
from Johnson and Fowler was ar?
rested and gave bond. Paper* have
been served on Fowler charging him
with contempt of court.
?Have you a weak throat? If so,
you cannot be 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'*
Cough Remedy at the outset you will
be saved much trouble. Sold by W.
There promise to be as many men
who first told us that Dr. Cook was
an impostor as there are original
members of the "Florodora" sextet.
?(New York Press.
?For indigestion and all stomach
troubles take Foley's Orlno Laxative.
Tt 1s th? natural remedy for indiges?
tion, Jysp ipaia, heartburn, bad
breath, sick headache, torpid iiver, i
biliousness and habitual eon.*ttpa- ?
tv.'u. Foley'^ Orino Ivixative sweet- j
ens the stomach and breath. and \
tones up the entire alimentary sys?
tem. Sibert's Drug Store.
A Wretched Mistake
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, N. C, "till I got a box of
Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and was
soon cured." Burns, Boils, Ulcers,
Fever Sores, Eczema, Cuts, Chapped
Hands. Chilblains, vanish before it.
25c. at Sibert's Drug Store.
Fifteen mules were burned to
death in a fire that destroyed the
sale stables of James Swygert at
Leesvllle. Loss $3,000.
?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
weakness Into strength, listleseness
into energy, gloominess Into Joyous
ness. Their action is so gentle one
don't realize they have taken a pur?
gative. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
JUDGE JAMES ALDRICH ILL.
Is Lying at His Home in Alken in
State of Physical Collapse.
Alken, Jan. 21.?Judge James Ald
rich Is lying seriously ill at his home
in this city. For some days the
Judge's health has been on the down
grade, and he is now suffering a phy?
His condition Is considered quite
serious. Judge Aldrich served on the
Bench in the Second Circuit for 16
years, having resigned two years ago,
on account of his ill health. He hoped
that the relieving himself of the ar?
duous duties as Judge would enable
him to regain his health, but It has
been gradually declining ever since.
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have Always bought
H. L. B. WELLS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Money to Loan on any Good Security.
Notary Public With Seal.
Office Over Sumtcr Savings Bank.
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT.
ting the Stomachs and?oweisof
ness and RestXontains neittar
OpiuauMorphine nor MioeraL
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Always Bought ?
?*ape of Old IkSAMLIUTn EEH
Aperfect Remedy for roreflpt
tlon, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea
ness and Loss of Sleep.
FacS'umle Signature of j
Atb months old
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
tmk eseesgaj?* ?pa?new row* cm.
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
saving prices and can deliver them
quickly and correctly. This Is a de?
pot for such building materials. We
have a phone and we want your or?
The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Factory, ^
J. W. McKelver,
Birnie s Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. ?.
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
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
The year 1909 brought us many desirable new accounts, and
a largely increased volume of business.
We commence 1910 stronger and better prepared than ever be?
fore to please our patron3. We solicit your account.
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.
Time to Retrench
After the Holiday festivities. The extra ex?
pense incident] to this season of good cheer
thrusts upon you the realization that you muet
spend less?that you Ought to save a part of
Open a Savings Account at this Bank. It will help.
4 per cent interest allowed on Savings.
Bank of Sumter.