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HlLIIN'S PENSION MATTER.
Ai.it? ii? iii \v i < n i l t i ions m;.
?.IN WITH 11MO PKMF.Il'MS.
RH< < i of Artlou Taken by Interest
? I Party Include* Abandonment
of Action Before Supreme Court
to T?mt Constitutionality of Act.
Columbia, Oct. 24.?A compromise
effected by tbe City of Charleston,
represented by Mayor It O. Hhett;
Insurance compalncs. represented by
Mr A. T. Smyths, of Charleston; the
Firemen's Association, represented by :
CAhlef Louis Behrens, of Charleston,
and M. B. fAanders. chief of tbe tire
departmen'. at Greenwood. and
the Atterney General's office, the
agreement reached being approved
by the Insurance commission, was
announced this afternoon, whereby
tbe so-called "Firemen's Pension
Act. does not go Into effect until the
present year, and the case In the Su?
pra.ne Court to test the constitution?
ality of the Act is abandoned.
The effect of the compromise is
l nder a previous construction of
the Act. the insurance commission,
acting under the advice furnished
from the Attorney General's office,
want ahead and collected about $S00
on the 1909 premiums. (1 per centum
oa the premiums In towns huvlng
f 1.000 worth of Are apparatus,) but
tbe Insurance compute* then said
they would attack the constitutional?
ity of the Act In the Supreme Court,
whereupon the agreement was reach?
ed that this csse would be abandon?
ed If collections were begun only on
the 1910 premiums.
Th s Is not the first adventure the
"Firemen's Pension" Act has had.
Whin the Act waa passed by the
General Assembly, Charleston attor?
neys appeared here and asked that
the Oovernor withhold his signature,
it being contended that the Act was
unconstitutional. After the Act was
signed there was raised the question
is to when It should go Into effect.
Tbe Insurance commission had not
done anything toward collecting on
tbe 1909 premiums, because It ap?
peared that the Act. having been
passed In 1910. would not refer to
tbe 1909 business, and also because
there wss not apparently, any way
la ascertain definitely all the mat?
ter* t"? the i i" nnrnb -'th r
sjg*d to Ihm y.u "J'fj, it being nsos
s*u\ for lp fa . iran? e aompalwaa,
uadvr ire .< * . ;u i ? ...i <n>: ^
of book* Jol ? if h ecui ,\ ? i h .j, ?
aao n o none for 1909 (before the
?et was passed.) Hut the firemen,
urged principally by chief Behrens,
argued that the Act should affect the
1909 business i also. Then the Act
was taken to the Attorney General
fer construction. Assistant Attorney
Qenersl Deltruhl nnnounced a ruling
later, snd the 1909 premiums were
eellected upon by Commissioner Mc
Msster. acting under the advice of
tbe Attorney General's office.
Recently Commissioner McMaster
was ssked whether It would suit him
te have the case In the Supremo
Court abandoned and the Act af?
reet only the premiums commencing
with tin present year (the reports
thereon to be made In October.) Pre?
vious to this there had been a con
ferece between Mr. Smythe repre?
senting Insurance companies, and
the Mr* men. Mr. MeMastor again
rsferre i the matter to the Attorney
General's office. The compromise was
agreed upon, but not before Com?
missi e> i McMaster had written
Ms\i>r Uhett. of Charleston, and ask?
ed 1 ? l h- ther It would be accept
sbl it c t The Mayor replied
taet ? r aas done by the com?
mission would be all right. The re?
sult Is tile compnunise announced
\ XFW DEPARTURE.
Ceunte In Sunday School Pedagogy at
*-ouI Ii Carolina t diversity.
Columbia. Oct. 2*.?The course In
KubI'v sebool pedagogy being given
at the Cnlverslty of South Carolina
Hi apprec iated '?/ Sund ly school
teachers in this city. Judging by the
attendance Pfiff, Wardlaw Catter?
ies pan tin ftfat lectun Mai other
lectures u||| be given during the fall
sad wlnti r The St .te Sunday school
association b ?s expressed apprecia?
tes of the course.
The two Newb?rry I lot els have
been fined $10 each for failure to
nut In fir?? escapes
now s mis.'
W#? offer 0m Hundred Dollars Re
for sny csse of Catarrh that
saanot gg ssjfed by Hall's Catarrh
fMre F I ciiBNKY A CO., Toledo.
We, the undersigned, have knovsn
V. J. ''heney for tbe lost 16 years,
and Pi him perfectly honorable
Is all b'Mln. Iraaaadtlossi and ffnan
elally able to carry out any obliga?
tions made by bis firm. WALDINO,
KINN AN A MARVIN.
Who|??^ade DfUgglgta, Toledo, i ).
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter?
nally, acting directly upon the blood
snd bsV SJ| surfaces tf ihr system.
Testimonials sent free. Price 76c.
per bot'l*. Hold by all Druggists.
Take Malls Family Fills for con
DEDICATION SEK VICE.
Iliblo School Room of Wasldngloii
Street ( him h or Christ Will Hi
Dedicated Suntluy, \o\. Wlh.
l. Hi Mci'hhIi, ..r Clnoinna.il, ohi.>.
General secretary of the Ara< lioan
Christian Missionary Society. will
dedicate the Bible school room of the
Church of Chirst. whleh faces OH
Calhoun Street. 08 Sunday. Noveril
it is proposed to place a beautiful
aditorium on the corner, that will
be a credit to the aggressive spirit
and progress of Sumter. when the
membership is Increased to such an
? xtcnt as to Justify the demand.
When the auditorium is erected, the
present building, main floor and
basement, will be divided Into class
rooms for Bible school work. Mr.
McCash Is a dedicator of national
reputation, und has dedicated build?
ings from Maine to California. He
will arrive in the city on Friday.
November 4th to attend the sessions
of the State Missionary Convention,
at which time he will speak in the in?
terest of American Missions.
Good Road* Notes.
our sister county, Orangeburg, will
send eighty delegates to the State?
wide good roads and drainage rally
at Alken next Wednesday. Secretary
Keardon has received notice of the
formation of the Orangeburg Counts'
Good Roads and Drainage League,
which has a membership of nine
Thirty-two counties of this State
have organized an 1 will be represent?
ed at the Alken redly.
Sumter County has no good roads
organization as yet. But on Monday
night Executive Committee-man R. L.
Wright will endeavor to organize
Sumter, and every citizen of Sumter
who is in favor of good roads and
drainage should be at the meeting
at City Council Chamber at 5
Sumter County should n**,: a good
sized and representative delegation nt
the Alken good roads and drainage
rally next Wednesday.
The officers and members of the
Sumter Chamber of Commerce, the
county and city officials, and all
wide-awake citizens of Sumter must
turn out for the good roads and
drainage meetinK Wednesday even?
The ejttsens f Alken have pre
j par* . ? ry ? 'ahi rate . ?. a Bg
i lertaiumeat for the delegate! to the
ill Ja.* ?uu? itoaus ana
Drainage League meeting November
2nd. The Alken county fair will be
In full blast at the time. Automobile
parade, automobile hill climbing,
automobile mystic races, seeing the
midway at the fair grounds, recep?
tions, automobile sight-seeing tours
and other attractions in connection
with the fair will be the good luck of
the delegates to the good roads ral?
CopL Bogardus Again Hits the Bull's
?This world famous rifle shot who
holds the champtonsh'' record of
100 pigeons In 100 consecutive
shots Is living at Lincoln, 111. Re?
cently Interviewed, he says: "I suf?
fered a long time with kidney and
bladder trouble and used several
well known kidney medicines, all of
which gave me no relief until I
started taking Foley Kidney Pills.
Before I used Foley Kidney Pills 1
had severe backaches and pains in
my kidneys with suppression and a
cloudy voiding. On arising In the
morning I would get dull headaches.
Now I have taken three bottles of
Foley Kidney Pills and feel 100 per
cent better. 1 am never bothered
with my kidneys or bladder and
again feel like my own self." Sold by
Slbert's Durg Store.
W. J. Arnett .a merchant of Wlnns
boro, was seriously Injured Thursday
tv hla automogile turning turtle
while going at a high speed.
?It Is in time of sudden mishap or
accident that Chamberlain's Liniment
can be relied upon to take the place
of the family doctor, who cannot al
Srayi be found at the moment. Then
It Is that Chamberlain's Liniment is
ne\er found wanting. In cases of
sprains, cuts, wounds and bruises
1 namberlaln'l Liniment lakes out
Ihi soreness and drives away the
pain. Sold by W. vt. Sibert.
CARLISLE REFUSED NEW TRIAL,
<ou\irted Former Nowborrj Banker
to he Sontemisl Today.
Greenville. Oct. 25.?After argu
m< nts by attorneys for the defence
and prosecution, this afternoon. Judge
Brawley refused the motion for a
at a trial In the case of Milton A.
< ?rl sie. convicted last week on five
OOUatS of an indictment alleging mis?
application of the funds of the Nat?
ional Hank Of Newberry. of Which be
wax for a number of years president.
I'tissing of sentence was poitoned
until tomorrow morning, at the re
?po st of the defendant'! attorney. Mr.
BloaeOi one of the attorney! for the
defence, was RO| present, the motion
being argue.i bj Mr Domlnlck,
Among the principal grounds for a
new trial was the handling of tie
jurv by the deputies, after the case
bad boon turned ovar to them, glv
Ilug them opportunity, it was claimed.
j b? converse with others while eating.
S?ME FIGMitS OD COHN.
CLEMSOX EXTENSION WORK?
iiou. 1: J. Watson Tells About the
(uu\uli of Corn in this State.
in an address upon the occasion
of ths meeting of the Farmers' Con?
gress held at Clsmson College dur?
ing the tirst two days of September
pf this year the Hon. K. J. Watson
gave poms ligure.s on eorn that are
well worth the study of the farmers
t?l the South.
The average yield of corn per acre
has increased in South Carolina from
7 bushels in 1900 to 16.7 bushels in
IfQf, as against 37 bushels in 1900
and 35.9 bushels in 1900 in Illinois,
in farm value per acre South Caro?
line corn has increased from 4.4 8 to
15.03 in a like period as against
11.84 and 18.67 for a like period in
Illinois. In farm value per bushel
the Carolina has increased from 64
cents in 1900 to 91 cents in 1909 as
against 32 and 52 cents in Illinois.
If the Illinois farmer can raise corn
and grow rich at these values how
much better opportunity have the
farmers of the South to do even
In addition to the corn we raised
last year we spent six million dollars
for corn and corn products, a great
deal of which was of very question?
able feed value. The man who sold
us this corn and the railroads to?
gether cleared 39 cents a bushel or
m arly three and a half million dol?
lars. We can produce corn as cheap
or cheaper per bushel than this same
corn cost to produce; so we not only
paid out this prolit, but lost the ad?
ditional profit from the growing.
Then too had this corn been grown
hero all of that six million dollars
would have remained here as a per?
manent asset. ,,
That these facts are being realiz?
ed by the farmers of the South Is
evidenced by the steady increased
acreage planted to corn and the in?
creased yield per acre. We are learn?
ing that it not only pays to plant
more corn, but also to give that crop
better cultivation and attention than
we have heretofore done. We are
beginning to realize that while cul?
tivation and fertilization are import?
ant factors in determining our yield,
vet the factor of blood and inherl
io play no small part. With
wledgo has come a closer at
to the detail of corn raising
?ding. Hut while in the South
a number of men have been giving
these points thought and work, yet
to a large extent each has worked
along independent lines. Each man
has tried to hew an independent
road to success for himself, forget?
ting that much more rapid progress
could be made If he joined with h'.s
neighbors and all pulled together.
The womt fault with the average
farmer Is this very thing of going
it alone. He breaks his land with
a single horse, does all of his culti?
vation w'th the single horse and one
furrow and pulls his crop to market
with his one horse. He has become
so accustomed to the one horse Idea
that he himself has never learned to
work In double harness As It will
pay him In breaking his land to com?
bine with his ne'ghbor and plow
double, so it will pay to combine
with some neighbor in this effort to
increase hiB corn production, it was
with the idea of affording an op
portun'ty of this doubling-up process
that the South Atlantic Corn Expo?
sition, to be held in Columbia. S. C.
December 6 to 9 inclusive, has been
planned. Steps weer taken by this
end last spring at the time of the
meeting of the Corn Breeders' As?
sociation, when the State Legislature
was asked to assist such an enter?
prise and responded liberally by an
appropriation of one thousand dol?
In making this appropriation there
a'as but one string tied to it an.',
that was that four thousand more
should be rased by other menus.
This same At t placed this fund undoi
the control of a board, consisting of
the State Commissioner of Agricul?
ture, the President of the Corn
Breeders' Association, the Director of
the Agricultural Department of and
the Superintendent of the ESxtt nslon
Division of Clemson College. This
hoard, organised by the election of
Mr. a. i>. Hudson, President of the
Ci rn Ureeders' Association, as Pres?
ident. Public spirited men both it
home and abroad were appealed to
for help and nobly have they re?
sponded. The one thousand dollars
with Which the exposition was start?
ed has grown until now there is the
magnificent sum of ten thousand dol?
lars offered in prizes. Not content
with helping South Carolina alone the
exposition has been expanded until
It now includes the two neighboring
states of Georgia and North Carolina.
Liberal premiums are offered tor the
best corn of different varieties both
In display, in lots of ten ears und in?
dividual ens first for each county,
then each district in each state, mid
finally these are brought into com?
petition with the other states. The
best ten ears of com that ll on ex?
hibit from these three states?those
that win the grand champion
sweep stakes, will take off about four
hundred dollars. This certainly ought
to bring out ten good ears. The
other premiums .ire proportionately
liberal. The commission asks every
farmer in the three states to help
it make this first attempt at a Corn
Exposition the success it so richly
deserves There is probably nothing
that will have a greater effect or
give the corn industry greater im?
petus nor is there anything that is
of greater educational value.
The object of the exposition after
all is purely educational. Its object
is to learn what good corn Is and
how to grow it. Here will be assem?
bled the best corn of the three states,
a study of which cannot fail to be of
immense value to all who are raising
this staple. In addition to this means
of Instruction there will be held
dally, under th * superv ision of the
Extension Division of Clemson Col?
lege, a Corn School The personnel
of this school will consist not only
of Clemson professors, but will be
reinforced by the services of a num?
ber of the greatest corn experts of
the United States. This Instruction
will be trie to all who attend the ex?
position. Let us all unite In making
this the first Corn Exposition of the
South the greatest success. For in?
formation and preriium list apply to
A. I>. Hudson, Xewberry. S. C.
Prof. D. N. Harrow, Supt.
Extension Work and Farmers' In?
Capt. Garden's Funeral.
Tile remains of Capt, Hugh Rich?
ardson Garden,' Cue prominent New
York lawyer whose death occured at
Bouthport, N. C, Tuesday, and whose
body arrived here last night. were
body . rrived here Thursday, were
buried in the cemetery here Friday at
noon. A large number of friends,
some of whom had known Capt. Gar?
den when he was a young man and
others when he was a dashing artil?
lery officer* were among those who
were present to pay a last respect to
a brave spirit.
The funeral services were held at
11 A. M.. at the Church of the Holy
Comforter, Rev. 11. H. Covington
reading the services.
The active pall bearers were: H. C.
Haynsworth, E. C. Haynsworth, W.
B. Upshur, D. M. Blanding, Percy
Smith, D. M. Dick. R. K. Wilder and
R. E. Wilder. The honorary pall?
bearers were: Col. R. C. Richard?
son, Perry Moses, S. F. Flowers, W.
F. Rhame, and W. S. Dinkins.
Among those In town to attend the
funeral were: Mr. a. G. Furman, o
Greenville, a nephew of Capt Gar?
den; Col. J. E. Muldrow and Mr.
Joseph Nettles of Mayesvllle, and Mr.
W. M. Reid .of St. Charles.
A Reliable Medicine?Not a Narcotic.
?Get the genuine Foley's Honey
and Tar In the yellow package. It is
safe and effective. Contains no opi?
ates. Refuse substitutes. Sold by
SIhert's Drug Store.
ALL TIRF.R OUT.
Hundreds More In Sumter In the
Tired all the time;
Weary and worn out night and day.
Pack aches; side aches,
.Ml on account of the kidneys.
Bust help them at their work.
A citizen shows you how:
Mrs. W. A. Clyde, 219 E. Liberty St.
Sumter. S. C. says: "I can highly rec?
ommend Doan's Kidney Pills as they
proved of great value to me. I suf
fered dull, nagging backaches and
distressing pains through my loins
and the kidney secretions contained
-.- dlment and were scanty In passage.
I did nor rest well and in the morning
I felt tired and languid, having but
j little strength or energy. 1 finally
! procured Doan's Kidney Pills at
I china's Drug Store and since using
them I have been free from backaches
i no] in> kidneys are normal.
For sale by all dealers. Price ol>
i ;ent* Eoster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo
! xew York, sole agents for the United
Keiuember the name?Doan's?and
Can be Placed in the
Jewelry we Sell You
We are receiving every day
: some of the newest and exclusive
designs in sterling silver, cut glass
1 and novelties, which we offer for
! your most critical inspection.
Our prices will .tlso prove to your
W. A. Thompson,
Jew ?der and Optician.
G S. Main St. Sumter, S. C.
THE PEOPLE S BANK,
The New Bank
Mukes Its how to the business public soliciting tlx-ir fa\<>rv,
offering lt*n facilities to as-.w then In business or handb?
ills! r crops.
Wu ere located *it No M W. Li batty Birect. <-a 11 and ser
us. i pen an account with um et d mm bow <nsiiy we < uo
do business together,
tjc^sr* Money Loaned on Cotton at Six (6) Per Cent.
TAKE IT OFF,
YOU WILL. WANT THAT
MONEY SOME DAY.
IN THE BANK
AND LET IT CROWAND
fwWlK FoR you.
One hundred dollars it 5 per cent, compound interest,
will in 40 )ears, amount to over $700; in 70 years, to over
?3,000; in 100 years, 10 over $13,100; and in 200 years, to over
one million, s^ven hundred and twenty-nine thousand, three
hundred dollars (ii,726.300.)
Money grows if you will let it.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety 4 per cent.
MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK.
First National Bank
> ?? '?www t*.w ?' m
The Prosperity ?L Bank
Increases with the prosperity of the surround?
ing country. The interest of the people is
our interest. We are working for you and re?
spectfully solicit a share of your business.
Our organization is up-to-date and we have
the facilities for giving you the service that
The Bank of Sumter
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.
Capital Stock and Surplus.5 165,000.00
Protection to Depositors. . .285.000.00
Its Board of Directors have a combined
wealth of more than. 2,000,000.00
Centrally Located, Conservativeiv Managed, it invites
Your Business. .
he 9 c?h 0an
HER 318 (Ul
Stop put tint: your funds in
MocUs and bonds, bunks eta.
where they .in %\ the mercy
prn? Orally ? f the management
of the company or Institution.
Put your funds where they will
t arn asahstsntlel return with
?bsolute safety, vir :
No. 200 South Main St.. Lot SO by 208, eight room dwelling, all modern . con?
veniences, good >arn and stable.
No. Sil 8 Main St., Lot 60 by 80S, 8 room dwelling, all modern conveniences.
This is Main Street Property and very nose la.
No. SSI W, Hampton Ave., nie*' six room dwelling.
No.9 North Salem Ave., nice six rOOU cottage.
We have ?ome very cbolce country property for sale, that is worth^investi
gatlng. would be pleased to show yoa any or ail.
nv ? prli-cs sad terms, apply to
SUMTER REAL ESTATE ? INSURANCE CO.,
Farmers' Bank & Trust Co. Bldg.