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MOD ROADS LEAGUE FORMED.
R. U WRIOUT. PRESIDENT, AND
K. 1 REAR DON, SECRETARY.
Meeting HcM Monday Night In 1 lt>
Council Chamber Form? Tempo,
rary Organtialkm?Another Meet?
ing at an Early Datn.
From Tho Pally Item Nor i.
At a meeting held In City Council
ehamber last night a temporary
?ood Raoda and Drainage League
was formed and arrangements were
made to call a maea meeting at the
aeunty Court House at an early data,
to be agreed upon by a committee
?er the special purpose of forming a
permanent County Oood Roads and
The meeting was called to order
by sir. R L. Wright, executive com
mltteman for Sumter county, of the
Souta Carolina Oood Roads and
Rralnag* League. Secretary E. I.
Rear Jon. of the State league was
then called upon to explain the ob?
ject* of the State league and the rea?
son* for organising a county league.
Mr. Reardon stated that the State
league had for Its objecta among oth?
er things, the promotion and diffus?
ing of knowlege concerning the con?
struction of good roads ind drainage
Systeme In the different counties of
shut State, to facilitate couference
and deliberation among Ihe people
of this State concerning good roads
and drainage Interests; and to pro
side means for bringing the needs of
the people and country before the
Mate and Federal government*.
He dwelt largely upon the com?
mercial benefits to the county from
good roads, the value to the county
af reclaiming thousands of acres of
low lands which can be made fertile
and productive; and at ti e same
tsrne Improve the drainage of low
land*, the sanitary conditions by do
tag away with breeding places for
mosquitoes which Insects spread ma?
larial fever from one Individual to
He pointed out what systematic
'-rgantsatlon will accomplish by the
sasulte achieved by the 8tatt league
since Its organ is* tl or In Charleston
ea Jury II. If 10. which had brought
about the organisation of thirty-four
aaunty leagues snd a num'oer of
sewn ship leaguea
After a general discus*! >r partici?
pated In by Messrs M H. beck; W.
Wring Lee, R. L. Wright, 3. C. Bak?
er. W H Seale, R. B. Belser. H. M.
Btuckey. Isaac C. Straus*. Oeo. W.
Dick. M. B. Handle. W. M Oraham.
rt was unar.lmously decide that a
temporary organisation he formed
by the election of officers and a
eemmlttee of arrangements to take
step* towards calling a county mass
meeting, the drawing up of a Consti?
tution and by-laws for nubmlsslon to
she proposed county league, and to
attend to such mstters as may ba
eanaldered necessary by said com?
mittee to expedite and promote the
permanent organisation of a coun?
This committee was directed to re
nae*t the 8umter Chamber of Com
sserce to co-operate as s body, and
by -ommlttee with the special com?
mittee of the temporary county lea
sjne organised la*t night, towards ad?
vert t/ilng and enlisting the Interests
ef the rlttaens of Sumter county In
the county mas* meeting to organize
n county league
Mr. R. L. Wright was elected
president and Mr. E. I. Rearon sec?
retary of the temporary league.
Masers It B Belgaf and W. H. Seale
ware appotnt'-d on the special com
mitt i t i Hrrmng* all matters In con?
nection with the county mass meet?
ing in eoajanattc i with the Btjsnttt
ctaniN- r ..f ('..mm?r< e, President
Wrltfht snd Secretary Keardon to
serv ex-r-fflclo n?t members of this
emm m Ittee.
Thi following detegate? were eh?t
ee) si fat roj?fnt SumuT <ounty at the
snooting of the South Carolina (b.o.l
Roads and Drainage League at
Alken tomorrow. November 2: R.
R MMsT, E. 1. Reardon. Peter M.
Plt? < I I? Jennings. .1 \ Mood,
M I: Handle and Walter Cheyne.
The president was author (at d to nil
?ny vacancy in the delegation.
T.\#ry one present was . m ioisi . ;? <<
In regard to the organisation of tie'
good road* and #JfnMsMM league. Not
as ?ndlvldual pr? ??o?t Interposed a
mim* - I i. ti-.n to the proposed
ieag'o- It v> ? -blent ?hat those
na*M**nt no;".? Pudro^s .ml ?r? s'o
ing i ? go is track to hahj arsjaala
msiI syasatnnttcally constrnct put h ?
*y?t m of public highways la sumt r
aaantv. und to drain tho low I in Is of
th! < oiinty In >"?< b i mmio-r as will
r*a. ? ? credit upon the f-ounty und
Se of Immunst; benefit to the com
mer? i il pr .gr. m* and lealth of tln?
p#opl** of Siiml-T county. Dralnag*
? am- in . -r as. SJtjrh dlacu**lnn as
geod roadx and th- pr- ???? i' in
ed to have gtwri both propositions
careful consideration. Judging from
tbe very Intelligent dht aasjasjf par?
ticipated In bv most of ||*aPJ present.
The delegation t.. Alken will go
raadv to support the st.?t.? p. ague
i r< ..jiitlon In favor of building two
? >r m- r.- Stat*' road*; for State aid
and Federal co-operation for good
rand* and drainage. This delegation
will make a report to the county mass
meeting and assist by their exper?
ience at the Mg Alken rally, in giv?
ing information as to the best meth?
ods to be persued In organizing the
county league and facilitating road
building and drainage.
It aas the unanimous sentiment of
the meeting that the people of this
county should by organization, and
otherwise, back up the county Su?
pervisor and county commissioners,
in their efforts to complete an up-to
date system of public highways in
this county, and to assist in educa?
ting the masses to the commercial
value of good roads and drainage.
\. C. I?. AGENT KILLED.
W. F. Dullard Manglod Beneath Car
Wheels at Orungeburg.
Orangeburg, Oct. 31.?Mr. W. F.
Ballard, agent of the Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad here, lost his life to?
day, being run over by a part of a
shifting freight train. The accident
occurred late this afternoon, while
Mr. Ballard was giving orders for the
placing of a car, but just how Mr.
Ballard was precipitated under the
car Is not known, as no one saw the
Just after the accident he was dla
covered in a mangled condition, hav?
ing both legs nearly severed, the
loft above the knee and the right
Just below. Physicians were sum?
moned and were quickly on the
jround. bet could do nothing but ad?
minister medicines to relieve suffer?
ing, as Mr. Rallard's condition was
so extreme. He was finally removed
however, to the Orangeburg Infirm?
ary, but died a few minutes after
The body of Mr. Rallard will he
taken to Sumter tomorrow morning.
Mr. Ballard leaves a wife and
Mr. W. F. Ballard, A. C. L. freight
agent, at Orangeburg, who was killed
Monday afternoon, was a brother to
Mr. Walter Ballard of this city, and
his wife Is a daughter of Mr. N.
Polk Lenolr. of this city.
CROWDS AT STATE F\IR.
Much luterest Manifested In Clem
son-Carolina Foot Ball Game.
Columbia, Nov. 2.?From every
part of South Carolina visitors are
here for the State fair. All the morn?
ing trains were loaded with passen?
gers coming here to see the exhibits. ,
to promenade the midway, to renew j
old friendships and acquaintances. I
Although the grounds were opened
Monday morning, the crowds did not i
begin to arrive In unusual numbers
until today, which Is considered one
of the big days of the fair.
Unusual Interest Is centered in the
football game hero tomorrow be?
tween Carolina and Clemson. The
odds are In favor of the cadets, but
the University boys have been play?
ing good ball, and the results of the
game cannot be told until after it
is played. }
Fire on Gibson Train.
<>n Sunday morning Just before
the time for the Gibson train to
leave this city, a fire was discovered
In the rear car of the train caused
by the woodwork catching fire from
the stove. The Are was speedily put
out but it delayed the train for somo
time, owing to the fact that the car
had to be changed before the train
the yard. Small damage was done to
Mr. I* C. Mason, who was before
tin Recorder Monday and paid i
fine of $2.r>o, having plead guilty to
fighting, one of the charges in the
indictment, feels aggreved that It
was stated In the report of the pro
I ? I ling* Of the Recorder's court
that the chargt I a ga i n st him were
. disturb arc I of the pence, fighting
mi drunkenness. The Recorder's
docket furnished all the Information
contained Is the report, except that
It v. a? t.ited that the disturl ano
01 i iirred on Sunday afternoon, and
Hi i information was given by a
RK nber of the police force, who
? ems |o Bare beei mistaken, the
trouble having really occurred Sat?
urday. The report did Mr. Mason no
Injustice, either intentional or other*
wl?.giving the bare facti from the
official record. The Recorder accept
? d Mr. Mason's plea Of guilty of
jdgntlng and med him the nominal
IIH of lt.lt, WtlllS II. l>. Strother
wie? was drunk and seems to have
provoked the difficult) was given $i'?
or I days.
< .N.red stau? l air Meets in Colunv
bia \member 7 to |fl,
The Colored state Pair will ?>e held
In Columbia this year Og the grounds
of the white fair association, and will
begin November 7 and continue to
the lL'fh. The same reduced rat? s
granted b\ the railroads to visitors to
the white filr have been granted to
\isitors to the colored fair.
The officers of the fair are: Rich?
ard Carroll, Pres.; w. i?. Chappelle,
Vice Proa,; J. if Goodwin, Bupt; a
Robertson. See.; T. A. Williams.
Girr A REAL DEMOCRATS JOB.
Uvtllgstoil Candidate for House
Clerk, If Democrat* Win.
Washington, Oct. 31.?Congreas
raan Lon Livingston, who was re?
cently defeated for another term In
congress, irum the Atlanta district,
has formally announced himself a
candidate for the position of clerk
of the House of Representatives, in
the event the Democrats are victor?
ious next week, to succeed the pres?
ent clerk. Major Alexander McDow?
For some time it has been under?
stood that Cot Livingston would
open a law office here, but the fact
that he has made formal announce?
ment of his candidacy makes it cer?
tain that he will asK to be consider?
Church Extension Board.
Mr. G. W. Muckley, of Kansas
City, Mo., general secretary of the
Board of Church Extension of the
Churches of Christ, will attend the
State convention here, which begins
ay "* 'i ?' ' ? V
ii. W. MI CKLKV.
Kansas City, Mo.
The Board has been a strong fac?
tor In the establishing of churches
of Christ throughout this country.
The money is loaned to the churches
it 4 per cent to be returned in live
years. In all the years of their his?
tory, loaning money to more than one
thousand churches, with some two
millions Of dollars inovlved, the board
has lost but $500. In the new Statt?
of Oklahoma, there were forty
houses of worship erected by the as?
sistance of the board in one year,
and now there is not a town or
city of over 1,000 population In that
entire State without a congregation
of people known as Christians
"only." There have been five new
buildings erected in this 8tate this
Sumter county grown selected seed
corn from acres that produced more
than 75 bushels is worth more than
any seed corn that can be purchased
from seedsmen. The farmer who
wants to improve his corn crop and
secure large yields should attend the
Boys' Corn Club meeting Monday
and buy a bushel of the prize seed
Women of the highest type,
women of superior education and
refinement, whose discernment
and judgment five weight and
force to their opinions, highly
praise the wonderful corrective
and curative properties of Giam
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tab*
lets. Throughout the many stages
of woman's life, from girlhood,
ilirocgh t!ie ordeals of mother
Sood to the dccMclng years, tlie:e
is no sn'or or mere reliable med?
icine. Chamberlain's TrLietsare
?old everywhere at 25c a box.
- '- .
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
and novelties, which we offer for
your most critic.il inspection.
( Kir prices will also prove to your
W. A. Thompson,
Jeweler and Optician.
6 S. Main St, Sumter. S. C.
EVERY VOTE NEEDED.
Unless Democrats tiive Mr. Lover A
Full Vote In Tills District He May
Be Unseated If House is Clowe.
To The Democratic Voters of the
Seventh Congressional District:
I wish to urge upon every Demo?
crat of this district the supreme im?
portance of a full turn-ot of Demo?
cratic strength on next Tuesday at
the general election.
Tho indications, from all sections
of the country, point to a very close
contest for control for the next
House with the ehances apparently in
favor of Democratic success. The
probability, however, is that the mar?
gin of difference in favor of either
party will be extremely small, and it
Is in this that the danger arises to
those of us, the nominees of the
porty from this State, who will have
contests before the next House. If
the Republicans shall control the
next House by a small majority, any
pretext will be seized upon by them
to unseat Democrats wherever pos?
sible. One such pretext, and it 1b a
matter which has given us the great?
est concern In past ocntests, is the
smallnese of the vote by which we
are sent to Congress. It is almost
Impossible to explain the smalln^ss of
our vote in the general election and it
Is always a source of annoyance and
?anger to us and would be especially
bo if the Republicans should control
the next Hose by a bare majority. P.
therefore, becomes the duty of every
Democrat in the district to vote in
the coming election and to urge up?
on his neighobr to do likewise. Be
sure to hike your last year's tax re?
ceipt and your registration certificate
nlong with you pecauee you cannot
vote without both of these. Indiffer?
ence In this matter may mean negro
representation for your district.
A. F. LEVER.
Lexington, S. C, Oct 31.
"BATH TUB TRUST.
Witnesa Tells of Inside Workings of
Pittsburg, Pa.. Oct. 31.?Govern?
ment investigation into the so-called
"Bath Tub Trust" was begun here
today before Lindsay C. Spencer, of
Baltimore, who was appointed ex?
aminer by the United States Circuit
Court in that city to take testimony.
Charges of violating the anti?
trust law are alleged by the Govern?
ment and Edward I. Wayman, of this
city, as a wlthess, today told of an
agreement he drew up, which the
sixteen defendants signed, in which
the corporations agreed upon a pen?
alty for the violation of regulations
controlling the marketing of their
products. Wayman Identified a copy
of these agreements and one which
was a Jobbers' license agreement, In
which he was named as licensor.
Wayman also showed that the six?
teen defendants cannot sell sanitary
ware in the United States without
first having a contract with him. He
will resume his testimony tomorrow.
Democratic Primary for Auditor.
Pursuant to the order of the county
Democratic Executive Committee, a
primary' election is hereby ordered
to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
death of the late J. D. Wilder, to be
held on the 8th day of November,
1910, to be conducted by the mana?
gers of the State Election, a separate
box for Auditor will be established
at each general election voting place
throughout the county. The hours
within which voting will be allowed
in the primary election box, will be
between 8 o'clock A. M. and 4
-?Clock P. M. i
The Presidents and secretaries of
tlu- various Democratic Clubs
ir.' dlre< ted to certify to and deliver
tin- club r<dis to tin- Managers of the
stat.' election of the voting precinct
embra< Ing their respective clubs.
Any Democrat whose name appears
km the club rills will be entitled to
vote in the primary box for Auditor,
provided at bis election polling place.
Candidates at tin* end of the cam?
paign and before the day of election
must render to the Clerk of Court
an itemised sworn account of all
money expended or Incurred by them
in the campalyn, and Immediately
after tie' election must (lie another
sworn Itemised account showing any
further mom y expended or provided
One of the managers of each of
the general election precincts will
please rail upon Mr. B. P. Miller, at
the office of the Dally item tor the
plrmary box. tickets, etc.
The County Executive Committee
will meet iu the Court House Novem?
ber 1 0, at 111 o'clock, noon, to tabu?
late (he votes atid declare the results.
If a second primary should be
necessary, same will be held two
Werks later. November 22nd, 1910,
The managers of primary of August
last will conduct that election by the
request of the Bxccutlve Committee.
JOHN II. CLIFTON,
11-1-21 1 A W.
STRIKE CONDITION'S WORSE.
Labor Leaders Threaten to Call Out
Thirty Thousand Driven*.
New York, Nov. 1.?No material
progress was made today toward set?
tling the strike of the express em?
ployees, which has been ii; progress
for nearly a week. The strike has
resulted in a great congestion of ex?
press traffic and also In much dis?
order, numerous stre? t tights having
occurred hoth in this city and in
Jersey City, where the trouble first
had its inception.
The proper select loa of seed
corn has as much to do with the
yield as the fertilisation and meth?
ods of cultivation. Jn the State of
Iowa the selection of seed corn has
resulted In the increaw of the aver
age yield per acre for the entire
Slate by 8 bushels. And torn seed na?
tion and breeding will do as
much for South Carolina. Begin
now by buying a bushel of the Boys'
Corn Club selected seed.
Mrs. Chaa Cheek has returned te
lo r hom?- In Sanford. N. C, after a
visit of several weeks to Mrs. J. W
An attempt was made today to hold Jackson on Oakland Avenue,
a conference between Governor Fort, j _??.
of New Jersey; Mayor Gaynor, of |
Dr. Henry Nelson Snyder, president
New York, and Mayar Wittren, of
Jersey City, and the strike leaders
and officials of the express companies,
but Governor Fort was unable to
come to Jersey City, and the attempt
was abanodned for the day.
The strike extended toay to New?
ark, where a number of drivers went
out, while in this city the wagon em?
ployees of several big department
stores Joined in the movement. The
leaders tonight made the threat that
unless the trouble is speedily adjust?
ed they will call out 30,000 drivers
of all classes of vehices.
There was rioting in many parts of
Jersey City and in Manhattan tod .y.
For the most part, however, the out?
breaks were quicky quelled by the
of Wofford College, spent Monday
night and Tuesday in the city, the
guest of Rev. Waddy T. Dan
can, Presiding Elder of the Sumtsr
district. Dr. Snyder is one of the
most brilliant speaker- and scholar}:
gentlemen in the Sta
ALL TIRE iVT.
Hundreds More in Sumter in
The Philathea Bible class of the
First Baptist church entertained the
Baraca class Monday night at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Williams.
125 E. Liberty street. There was a
large attendance of both classes out
to enjoy the occasion, which was one
of the ploasantest in the history of
the two classes. Tempting refresh?
ments were served which added
much to the enjoyment of the oc
The classes have done good work
since their organization and a part
of the good that is accomplished can
be traced to these joint meeting
when one class entertains the other.
Tired all the time;
Weary and worn out night and de>;
Back aches; side aches,
All on account of the kidneys.
Hust help them at their work.
A citizen shows you how:
Mrs. W. A. Clyde. 211 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 lotas
and the kidney secretions contained
sediment and were scanty in passage.
I did not rest well and in the morning
I felt tired and languid, having bnt
little strength or energy. I finally
procured Doan's Kidney Piils at
China's Drug Store and since using
them I have been free from backaches
and my kidneys are normal.
For sale by all dealers. Price ft
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo.
New York, eole agents for the United
Remember the name?Do an'
take no other.
Busch's Golden Seal
Stock and Poultry Medicine
contains no poisonous suhetancee?no
food fillers. It is medicine pure and sim?
ple, acting directly on the liver and
?t?te that eausss the sickness. A. Talus
Sheep, Itogs and Poultry. Try lt. t
refunded. 8old by all druggists and <
GOLDEN CHAIN REMEDY COMPANY. fvansvift*. ;nd.
Busch's Disinfectant and Dip is f
LICE onchjoken*. Prlce&Oc.
We feel safe about our stock and poultry as lone as we
have a can of
Buseh's Golden Seal Stock
In the house. For a nick horse, cow or chicken
It Is lust the thing and we always depend
on it for results. John F. Maynard
KIHKRT'S DRUG STOKE,
MDC Apl C'C D I iltr The New Bank
I LUi LL 3 DANft, Capital $5f,C*0.M
Make? its how to the business public, soliciting their favose.
offering it's facilities to assist them In baslness or Sandle
We are located at No 12 W. Liberty Street, call and see
us. open an account with uk ai d see how easily we ?an
do husiness together.
tJ?sr* Money Loaned on Cotton at Six (6) Per Cent
The Prosperity ?, Bank
Increases with the prosperity of the surround?
ing country. The interest of the people is
(?in interest. We are working tor you and re?
spectfully solicit a share of your business.
Our nrga lization is up-to date omd we 1
the facilities forgiving you the
The Bank of Sumter
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.
Capital Stock and Surplus.$ 165,000.00
Protection to Depositors. 285,000.00
Its Board <>f Directors have a combined
wealth of more than. 2,000,000.00
Centrally Located, Conservatively Managed, it invites