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Qootraot* **r three meataa? ar
wiU a* i.aUa at red a cad rata?.
AH e4*niaiuntovtlons which anb
privat? tataree*** will an ohar?. i
Qaataarl? and trfbutoe of reap ? of
aa shargnd for.
Hois ri hi: in Charleston.
Cans* Vom* of tan.ooo in
JaonaVa Dr> Goads Wore?Two
Jharlenton. I tot 3?.?Two alarms
Haded today for a fire In the estab
int of Jacob's Dry Uooda com-1
r/, on upper King "treat.
nre waa not dlaoovared until II
a good headway and being
frame, building with others of
lonatrnrtlnn adjoining. Chief
gas rang the box for additional
Ice upon reaching the scene,
was confined to original lo
Jacob s claima to have had a
120.000. with IK.jCO insur?
es family occupied th?
ggnry and Mm Jacobs was
'dtrver .m ? by smoke before tbe
Ijknt the family out.
ftfct flrasaan were at work < a
alarm waa turned In for
|glase a few blocka away.
I Jed t tbe labors of the i|.?
lAUMI K Ml HDKIll I'
MCr)o kHUnl Will His Own
. O, \ J > The b?Kl> of K.
?>f th?)h n.ost popular
farmer * of the county, was found on
ran plaaxa of his home near Ebenerer
tads morning, he having been shot to
death during the night. A negro has
Seen lodged In Jail on suspicion.
Mr. Moye returned from church at
TlMBOnsville la.*t night with Howard
Csje. a neighbor, and got out of Mr.
C*de's buggy at his gate. He wus a
wniower and lUed alone.
One woman living near the place
?-JaJma to have heard a gun shot
about tbe tlm?* he la opposed |Q
have been ahot. ne?r 11 o'clock, but
an Investigation was made. The
d || iblckly settled srd
ane of the best in the State. Mr.
Mote's ,,wr gnti hsd been gggd to
Sill him and was found at the house
The murderer had probobaly con
coaled himself In a room with rol>
boery In Mew. for Mr. Moye was
known to have sold some hogs and
mm\>> cotton vesjlssdjsjl 11" th.- nOUOS
was robbed all tb ?t m^ t ? i,. mi-.
tag Is a suit i'sse and a suit of
air. Moye nas evidently surpt
hfj his assailant for though be had a
pistol n his pocket, he bid not at?
tempted to draw it
?UrTToN < K<>1? l.\lt?.l It THW
I I IM \ I 1 I?
\rw Urban? l'lca>iine >st>-? first Es
Ihnatcs Were Slightly Inder Kcal
H|/e ol \ Icbl
New Orleans. Oct. 30.?The PfjBjsV
\<*'j In Its report of the cotton crop
in Louisiana and Mlsslsslvpl tomor
row will say.
Now tri tt r-.e llrst kl'llng frost Qfj
the seSAon has occurred and in many
pieces the hr-t freeze, the work of
accurately cHtlmntlng the cotton crop
* ill soon b- begun. The crop, it Is
i asjesded. \aiII bf somewhat larger
th.tr % as /- nie ipated some months
ago alwn It was thought that front
would m ur earlbr and pu*. a stop
to the rv.iturtntf of tin* crop. While It
s-'e-ms thut the crop ranges from I
to So per ?t ut below normal, it wdi
-?till exceed tb ?t ot la ,t \ ? n m ill
I'ndoubte lit the bot] Wnvjl ?,u
the natgnj of | greatly reduced yu I I
Many farm-i a HI Psagft to gr. it r
diversin- ? tton. but In fgn in tm< -
is there any talk of abandoning i Ol
ton raiding The infect-d stalks w t!I
hn burned and cotton will be planted
md scientific methods, although the
? r.-age In a good m m> sections s HI
It seem* a little hard on certain lit
th?? county nAVdals thai I hey shoubl
???? the #>nes to |sg*#s I|m nfltonl in
?hl'li It Is lmp-???sibi to make any
Sf tt seems that in two ,.r the, of?
fers the chimneys are so ?docke
th.?t Hre cannot be made in them.
shed April, ISM.
?He Just a
PRIZES TO BE A\
Corn Kxhibit To Ho Held ut Court
IIoump Monday?Corn to Re Judged
by Rxjm'I'im and Committee Will
Distribute MHt*4MM Seed Corn
Will fh- Sold to II ghest Didder*.
Tho rusult of the corn growing
context of the Sumter County Hoys'
Corn Club will be decided at a mect
lnK of the club to be held at the
Court Houae at 11 o'clock A M.
Monday. November 7tb. County Su?
perintendent of Education S. 1>.
>\un. Mr. J. F. Williams, of the Uni?
ted States Department of Agriculture,
in charge of the Farm Demonstra?
tion work In Sumter County and the
committee of arrangements, selected
this date as It was the earliest at
which the Attendance of Mr. Ira W.
Williams, Farm Demonstration Agent,
for South Carolina, could be secured.
In addition to Mr. Williams, several
other competent judges of corn have
, been Invited to be present to serve
on t*.e committee that will grade the
SOej corn. It is expected that all
tie members of the Hoys' Corn Club
sjfcd also a very large number of the
progressive farmers of the county
will be present, for It will be a most
Interesting and instructive occasion.
The Corn Club started in the spring
with a membership of about sixly,
but from one cause or another all
except thirty dropped out before the
finish?or at least only thirty have
tile l reports with County Supertn*
tendon! of Education Cain, and sent
An a bushel of selected seed corn.
?;ot those thirty who weffe faithful
and persevered to the end did a
gi eat work and have made a proud
and enviable record f_>r themselves
and Sumter county. Sixteen of the
thirty g,rew more than 75 bushels of
corn to the Here and seven secured *?
yield am sorting loo bushels. This is
truly a remarkable ache cement?
? methlng that the best farmers have
heretofore regarded as aluioet im?
The . xhll it of selected seed com
entered for the < >steen seed corn
prise will be not the least Interesting
feature of the meeting Monday, an I
? Ten the most experienced farmer i
uni i-e abb- to loaf a something re
specting the selection of seed corn
from this exhibit and the explana?
tions of the seed corn experts who
will pass upon the exhibit and
.?ward the special priz ? of S"?o.
The oeoxetoa will also afford au
opportunity l<-r the purchase of tbe
very choicest and largest yielding
b' me grow n seed corn. All this
corn wai grown from sei.-, ted seed
..i tte purest strain and the prize
blisheu. on exhibit are the best from
euch .o re. having been seiet teil ear
by ear. Th?se prize bushels will be
Offered f<>r sab- by tbe eommitl? e t<?
the hlgheti blddan on Monday, but
the right to reject any or all bids will
hi reaerved. The proceedi front tin
sale <?t seed corn will be used for
-< < d OOrn pi i/es next year.
The following are the prtaeS to be
i warded i
Firm it in. 9St.04
bV i owd Prim . $40.oo
Thud Prize. $:i0.00
Fourth (til Suit. or. $20.00
Fifth ($LT> Suit or. $20.00
sixth, seventh, and Eighth, (Choice
of $K..n<> eaah, 111 gun or $t? ae!
Ninth. M.IO *-' Horse Plow.
Rleventh, 11.00 Hat.
Twelfth, IS.II Horse Collur.
^p eiai Prises,
Oet< n prise, 100.00 eaah for besl
bushel ??!* seed corn grown by mem
bor of Hoys' Corn Club.
gysnter Bavlngs Hank. 920.00 f>?r
1 irgeal n< t pro 111 made on one acre
producing 71 buahehi or more, but
which do. i n?>t win first, second or
Farmer's L'nion, 100.00 divided in
' . ib11 ? pi . .. 11"? .ind $ 1 a. f<>r
First, second and third largest yields
' sons '! members of the Farmer's
County Treasurer Wallace states
that the n < > lots for taxes to date
have been onlj about one-third as
much as t?. the same date last year,
He says, also, that nearly every tax?
payer regtet? rs a kit k agalnsl the
Increased levy foi count) purposes,
thai was rendered necessary b) the
abolition of the county dlapensars
which turned in more than 116,000 it
rear in profits, and which reduced
to that extent,
nd Fear uot?~Lei all the *?ds Thou Aua
im Eli, , EDaE^i
VARDED ON MON
NEGRO HELD VP ANI> ROBBED. I
Negro Highwayman Ituns Like A
itubbit When Constable LawfsejCO
Attempts to Arrest Him.
On Saturday night a negro named ?
KUlott Newman was held up by
three highwaymen out on Liberty]
street near the city limits, and re?
lieved of $55.00, or so he stated to
Magistrate Wells Monday morning
when he swore out a warrant for the
alleged robbers and, If looks went to?
wards proving his statement, then It
was correct, for he was battered and
bruised, and presented a very gro?
tesque appearance with his face and
head bandaged, he having received
the wounds in the face which
when he vigorously protested
against being held up and relieved
of his wad. All of his efforts proved
of no avail, however, for when it
wa3 all over he was alone and his
motley was gone.
Elliott recognized his assailants
and Constable Lawrence went out to
the edge of town near the scene of
the hold up to arrest them, taking a
negro along with him to point out
the supposed criminals. When the
'constable arrived at the place that
the men were working, only one of
them was there and he got first sight
and started off on a sudden business
call for parts unknown. Constable1
Lawrence went after the robber and
a brother of Elliott Newman went
around' to head him off, but they
were not quick enough. The negro
??me out ahead and kept a good
bad. crossing fences, lots, gardens
and all oth'.r obstacles with the ut?
most east . He made a straight line
for tho tall timber, and when last
seen by Constable Lawrence lie waa
still going, apparently as fresh as
when he started. Mr. Lawrence said,
v. ben tailing of the chase, that if he
bad known that he was going after
a rabbit he would have secured a
pack of hounds for the chase, but
as be cxpeb d only the usual sort of
S man he had gone with bis usual
aqulpmsnl to catch him. Hi said that I
I he could run very wall but he could
I not outrun a rabbit and he (Irmly be?
lieves that the man they were after
could have done so.
FIREMAN KILLED IN WBKCK.
engineer ami Postal Clerk Injured j
Chattanooga, net. ?,o.?a. <;. Band
ford, nreman of Smyrna, waa in?
stantly killed; Mike McGovern, engi
noer of Nashville) was badly scalded
an Postal Clerk Frank B. Allen was
injured in tin- wrecking of passenger
train No. i on the Nashville, Chatta?
nooga, The passengers were shaken
tip but none was injured to any ex
DEPARTMENT STORE BURNED.
Fire in Savannah Ca uses Loss of
Savannah. Qa., Oct. 510?-Fire
which began its attack In the top
story oi the four-story building oc?
cupied by Daniel Hogan company's
department store here burned sev?
eral hours tonight and caused a loss
of $S0,000, partly insured. Part of
the stock of F. M. Kb by & Co., next
door, was damaged. The iii-? - occurred
at tbe spot where the disaster.mis j
conflagration of April, I88e\ began. I
Tbe blase was very stubborn. ttsl
origin is unknown.
CIjKAR ami COLD wI:a l ii Kit,
Ycstcrds) Coldest October Morning]
(!olumhla. Oct. .; l. ? Hear and cool
weather for today is the prediction!
that was made la^t nighl from the
u rather burea u.
Yesterday was the coldest October
morning on record, In ? thermometvr
raglatering 29, the previous record
being 12. The highest temperature
yesterday w is ?*>?'>.
Two hundred bales nl cotton w?r<
burned on the Vtluntlc Coasl Line
depo! platform <t Rlloree, Friday.
The total loss, Including the platform
and cotton a as al "'it f i 5,000
Magistrate H, I- 11. W. Iis mot i d
into bis new ofhN e at the rear of tho
Harby building Monday, where he
win be foun l fi om now on.
i81 ai tu ui> country*., rn> (>od's ai
j TLuvbMISbR a, 19
RBIj jj COITON.
NEW YORK SPECULATORS AT
THFIR OLD TRICKS.
Kffort Being Made to Hammer Down
Price* in tlio Face of Short Crop
and Killing Frost.
New York, Oct. 28.?It has been a
wild weak in cotton, a week in which
big men have moved the chess men
on the board and the little operators
have had to "stand from under" or
get hurt. With prices up one day 60
points and down the next day 35
points, the whole trade ht s been un?
der a tension not seen for several
years. The Southern bulls and some
of the up-town or Waldorf "?orla
element have been at times I ling
the market aggressively, first on the
ginners' report of last Tuesday,
which showed a total of 600,000
bales smaller than had been expect?
ed, and, as ihey contended, indicated
an Inadequate crop, and later on
predictions of frost and actual frost
and freezing weather in the South
v ?st; that is in Oklahoma and Tax
as. with some frost also In Mississip?
pi. Arkansas and Tennessee.
Dears have taken the ground that
the frost was ton day tu or two weeks
later than usual and that the crop
in Texas is unusually early, 13 that
In that State at least :v> harm could
have resulted from the low tempera?
tures. Bulls contend that this sea?
son's crop is likely to fall below i-,
000.000 bales, if not below 11,500,
bales; that world's supplies are down
to a low ebb, both of raw cotton and
of goods, and that the trade is fac?
ing distinctly better times after a
prolonged period of depression.
More than all, however, they base
their arguments for higher prices on
the proposition that supplies will fall
'jelow the requirements of a reawak?
ened trade throughout the world.
They argue that there will be a
greater pressure on this country for
cotton,' where about 7 5 per cent of
the world's supply Is raised.
Jpho frosts of Thursday night, they
injf' out" ;?V'~r?ttlBlllng 1?' -eh Sft a
wide tract of cotton country in the
Southwes. and destroyed the chances
of a top crop.
Dears insist that present high
prices discount anything that can be
said on the bull sde. Also very larg>
spot interests have been enormous
sellers during the week, apparently
against purchases of tin- actual cot?
ton at the South. Needless to say, it
is at the moment an unsettled, irreg?
ular market, Which keeps everybody
on the qul vlve, it is believed bj
cool-headed observers that the weath?
er In the Immediate future and the
attitude of the spinners will have
much to d" with the direction of
DM) ROADS EXPENSIVE.
Example of What Door Roads Cost
The Sumter Cotton Market.
Urom The Daily Item October 31.
Mr. ES. K. Rembert, of Rembert,
Sumter county, of the most extensive
cotton mowers and country merchant
of this county, who controls the sale
: hundreds of bales of cotton among
his customers and renters, today au?
thorized tin; Secretary o the Cham?
ber ot Commerce to state at the good
roads meeting that he sells all of his
? otton on the Camden market and
that nearly every other cotton grow?
er In his section does the same thing.
Mr. Rembert says that although
Sumter pays higher prices for cotton
than Camden, and Sumter is a much
superior purchasing market for far?
mers that the Inaccessibility of Sum
ter, owing to the poor roads leading
to this place from Rembert, Ilagood
and >ther sections near th<- Kershaw
lue, compared with the superior
roat s of Kershaw county, leading to
Camden. makes it more advantage?
ous for farmers to haul their cotton
to Camden and take less money for
The difference in the number of
bales of cotton that can be hauled In
one load over Kershaw roads?50 to j
loo p? r cent, more per load than can I
bo hauled to Sumter the time sav- j
? ?I. the wear and tear on the stock,!
overbalances the amount received by
higher prices on the Sumter market.
Mr. Arthur K. Sanders, of Ilagood,
Sumter county, another large cotton ;
prodtu er, told the secotary also, that
while Sumter paid higher prices than
Camden, that it was really cheaper
to haul cotton to Camden lhan to
Sumter, and thai the time and labor
saved hauling to Camden over Ker
shaw's good roads was a bigger In?
ducement to farmers than Ihe higher
pi i ? pal l on the Sumter < otton
,. .1 din M1 N? m. of Easton, Pa., has
neon elected city engineer of Colum
Ida at ;i salarj of 13,600 a year.
SifllUt MOi III NEW YOnK.
! MANY MEN SERIOUSLY INJURED
IN STREET CLASH.
Employees of Nine Express Com?
panies Resort to l)esi>erate Meas?
ures to Prevent Operation of Ser?
vice?Entire Police Force Held in
Reserve?Strike Extends to Jersey
City, where Governor Orders
Troops to be in Readiness.
NOW York, Oct. 29.?The metro?
politan district is still in the grip of
the express strike. Nine companies
are now affected; more than 5.000
men are out and rioting continues. A
special order was issued at police
headquarters tonight, holding prac?
tically the entire New York police
force of more than 9,000 men in re?
serve for an emergency.
In Jersey City the police, battered
by days of street disorder, are still
trying to cope with the situation un?
aided except by private detectives,
but tonight Governor Fort Instructed
the 3rd regiment, New Jersey, Nat?
ional Guards, to prepare for active
duty at a moment's notice. i
Tomorrow a determined effort will
be made by the companies to dis?
tribute the vast amount of express
nit?.t*or that has accumulated, and
upon tl?e result of the day will de?
pend whether the militia is called
Th? r?> were no fatalities during the
day's riot, but more than fifty strike?
breakers, strikers and police were
hurt, many of them seriously, in
street clashes In New York and Jer?
sey City. These riots occurred when
wagons, manned by strike-breakers,
were stormed in the face of police
protection. Traces were cut pack?
ages scattered in the streets and in
some cases destroyed. An appalling
lot of perishable goods Is collecting
and unless the companies are soon
able to meet the situation they will
lose thousands of dollars.
In front of J. Morgan's home,
in Madison avenue, the strikers made
a determined demonstration late this
afternoon and the police were iorcSjd
to bargt1 tbe mob and fire volleys in?
to the air with their revolvers. An?
other serious clash took the form of
a running battle betwen strikers and
strike sympathisers on one band and
strike-breakers and police on the
other. The battle started at
4 1th street and 5th avenue,
waged down the avenue to 42nd
street, swept ac ross Broadway, thence
to the Hotel Albany, where the strik
ers and sympathisers made a final
stand. An American Bxpress Com?
pany wagon, said to have contained
$50,000 In specie, was the object of
attack. Police finally drove off the
New York, Oct. ?Patrolling to
keep warm was about the hartlest
work of the police In New York and
Jersey City had to do today in con?
nection with the express strike. None
of the express companies made ef?
forts to deliver goods and tbe strikt rs
also were quiet.
That the men intend to continue
the figbt her*- with vigor and that, if
necessary, it would be extended
throughout tbe country, was declar?
ed today by Vice President Hoffman
of the International Brotherhood ol
Teamsters. Hoffman said that all
drivers and helpers of the express
companies In Brooklyn would be
called out tomorrow and that In ad?
dition tbe employes of the smaller
express companies In Manhattan
would be ordered to strike. This, he
declared, would increase the num- i
ber of nn n on strike from 5.000 to
Hoffman added that he had re?
ceived a letter from the national
president ? f the International Broth?
erhood of Teamsters, l>. T. Tobln, ??f
Indianapolis, who Is now in Boston,
Informing him that word bad been
sent to all the organizers of the
brotherhood throughout the country
telling them to organize the drivers,
helpers and stablemen of the express
companies, so that they could all be
called out it necessary.
As yet no demands have been sub?
mitted to the express companies.
This will be done sometime during
the week. \t a meeting of the strik?
ers t 'day lk ti ntative list of grievances
was drawn up. it Includes a demand
for nn ii boar working day, with one
hour for lunch and an Increase ?>f
$5 a month for all men who are now
receiving $75 a month or less.
The - inn oi $224,644.23 has i.tni
received since the first of the year
from the salt of fertiliser tau--. This
fund goes to Clem son college. The
total amount received from the tax
last year was approximately $203,000.
The total amount received to this
date last year was $186,396.16,
k SOUTH KON, KatabUsbed Juni:, H
Vol. XXXI. No. 20.
ABLE AND PROMPT'%
D1KS IN SP'' vC>
v a by Wife and
..burg, Oct. 28.?Stobo
jtx, one of the moat promin<
munberg of the South Carolina,
died at his home here tonight,
had been ill for several week* v r
for some time it has been bell
that the end was near. He waa.}$l
senior member of the law firm 01
Simpson & Bomar, a director In anai
business enterprises ,a member
the board of trustees of Converse c<
leeg and an elder in the First Pres?
byterian church. He was a native of
Mr. Simpson was bcrn March
1863, in Lauren*. He attended
common schools of Laurens and''-;
the benefit of the tutelage of
John W. Ferguson, who was prb
pal of the laurene school in his esa-l
manhood. In the fall of 1871 he ei
tered the sophomore class of Pri
ton university, mit. bel?g unable 'to
complete his course on account of
hardships suffered by all Soul
families in those days, he began t ?
teach in Laurens In 1873. The ne^t
year he was principal of the Clinton
high school and the following year
he was principal of the Laurens
>chool. Meanwhile his' leisutso had
been occupied with LhC diligent study
of the law and ei. the spring term
of 1876 he was admitted to practice
in Greenville. In June of that year.,
he opened an office In Spartnnbat
Simpson & Simpson being the lr?j?
name, Col. W. D. Simpson ??.' Lau^
rens being his patrnet, -
1S76. Col. Simpson having o? -n
elected chief Justice, he because
junior member of the lirm of Jm ??*
Domar & Simpson, the senior
bers being the late Coi. John
Kvlns, member of congress for,
Spartanburg district, and, the
! Maj. John Karle Bomar. After
death of 3dAj. Boribu fa"
Kvlns having died in the eany '80s),
the latter's son. Horace L. Bomar.
became his partner, a connection that
1? only severed by Mr. Simpson's
death. It need scarcely be added
that the firm has been one of the
most successful in the State.
In IS86 he married Miss M. Eloise
Blmpaon, daughter of Chief Justice
Simpson, who survives him. He is
also survived by six brothers. W. W.
Fimps* n of Woodruff!, Harvey. Paul
an-? Casper S'mpson of Glenn Springs.
Arthur O. Simpson of Spartanburg
and Dr. Frank P. Simpson of Pitta
COTTON SEED DECLINES.
At Present State of Cotton Seed Oil
Market Manufacturer Find It lui
poealble to Continue Paying Pro
Columbia, <>vt. 28.?Th< cotton
seed market has shown a decline,
owing to the continued drop in the
price oi the cotton seed oil during
the last ten days. So marked has
been the decline in the oil market
that cotton seed oil manufacturers
have found it impossible to longer pav
the prices that have prevailed for
cotton seed. Today the South Caro?
lina manufacturers withdraw all pre?
vious quotations, and are now offer
log % 11 .'!'< in carload lots for seed.
TIMES DYNAMITERS CYYCHT:
Five Irreated tor Possible Corneae*
t on with Los Angele** Horror.
Acapulco. Mexico, n,;, ?Five
men. who put into this port today in
a power boat from Ban Francisco,
were arrested and are being helO
pending investigation for connection
with the I?oe Angeiee dynamiting.
The men arrived in the power boat
"ate," having been obliged to make
this port lo replenish their supply of
gasoline They sai 1 that their desti?
nation ?\as the Galapagos Islands
off th< coast ui Eucador.
M? Kloo City. Oct. n? v ? i i the
arrest, at Acapulco, ol live men
suspected of being implicated In tht
dynamiting of the Tinos bullJIng i??
Los Angeles. r.a? confirmed at the
foreign office here tonight \ tele?
gram to the Attorney General con
veyed information concerning the
nrrests, but failed to give the names
th< suspects or their Rationality.
Smiths Carnival Shows have been
attached In ITnton ae the result of a
damage suit Med against them by
Sheriff l.eng. who *a? Injured by the
steps of one of the show-booths
't. Lkins down ander his weight.