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paper Is printed Tuesday a ft ernao a
sad Saturday's paper Friday after
Dark Corner. Nov. 9.?There is
nothing interesting hereabouts to
?write. Cotton is almost all gathered
aad sold. It bringing a good pric e. Mi
yet many farmers are not out of
I attended the election at Bloom
Hill yesterday, everything passed off
pleasantly. Nearly all the colored
esters foted for all or part ot the
State and county ticket, and one
colored man voted straight for Lev?
er. There was very little Interest
shown for lt. H. lib hardson by the
osIored voters, not near as much
as was two years ago. Perhaps, and
pa the time will come, when they
(the colored voters) will not look tip
on the white man as his sgtf my In
I haw heard that Mr. John T, ln
grsm of central Privateer, lost a line
horse one day last week by the horse
getting off of one of the bridges over
POCOtallgo awamp. near Heck's Swim?
ming pool, broke his back and re
ana In ed in the water all the night and
was pulled out next morning. The
horse died shortly after it was got
tsn out of the water.
Mrs. Douglas We-ka has been quite
etck but Is better again.
Mr. B. D. G'ddlngs and Mr. A. 8.
Weeks killed a seven-foot gator in
the mill pond laut Monday even
lag. It Is getting late in the year
for gators. so thinks old II. T.
Cotton In Hehls.
Mr. Isaac M. Loryea, of Sumter.
Spent last Week in Clarendon County
and traveled ,.vcr the 1 dirt" road,
snaking Manning. Davis Station. Sum
merton, Paxvllle and Silver, and was
Impressed with the immense quanti?
ties of cotton In the Heids unpicked.
For miles and mile. <?f farms on
either sub- of the roads traveled th? y
were white with the fleecy stuff. On
only two farms did he observe a i? u
negroes eng?*-! in pb king the esg>
ton. and be w .is ISSprcSOSlI with the
Inadequacy of ktbet and that if our
labor remains so unreliable and h i i I
to secure, a serious problem ton
fronts the cotton planters. It is sssg
thing to cultivate, but another thing
to place it In the market. 1'nqucs
tftooally thousands of dollars worth
?f cotton remain In the fb ids. which
if placed on the market would put
?e much sjMSSjgy in circulation that
SK?w lies dormant. This Is one of
the reasons In all probability which
has caused the merchants to mar\ i
#4 the comparatively dull busin* s
during the Saftet part <>r QelebSf and
for the month of November,
TII\NKs(.|\IM, PIMM I \M\iiO\.
??lirt <.l\e Thank*" S?>* <.o\ci
nor \n-< I
Columbia. Nov. 15.?Oov. Ansel
yesterday issued his "Thanksgi. Ing
Proclamation" In whbh he orders
a holiday for No\ember -'t.
The following is the prirlmitfiHi
"Wr? have, ss n pggsjgg und a,-* a
eXitte. many things to be Ihonkflll foff
as thl* g????d year nineteen hundred
aad t. n We b
gwstllence and fumin* . the health o4
our people haa been rernarkani.
sntod. the earth has righted bet
fruit?? in < . ..| fu?-asure. va?- have gffOSH
Sn?r^d In many \sa\* ,im| ,,ur r? -
Hgioun ,?ni I be gtfsgssl Hhertlet nave
ksssn pr le led an increased.
"Hearing in mind the-, many bless
lags. We ah ? ibl got fOffjef the ||SSje
nor th?- isofi |(.r our annual
thanksgiving, but In W sordk gee with
time-honored > ustom observe one
day for prai-e. pra>?r and Kratituoe
to Ood for all these things
"Therefore I. M. I'. Ans? I. governor
of the St >|r .,r South i' irollna. Jo
hereby d< -iifn.it. gg | appoint Th?r-*
daf. th?. ilth dav of N<?\, mher, A. I?
Itio. as a day of general taonkaffH
ing. ' t the ,. d'b put selde th? Ii
labors f.-r th. day, sesesgble In their
char hes and in Ho ?r homes and
ajive th.ink-. i ? i;.. i -..r his many
na?*r< I'M mi1- I hem. to the
Mate snd to th ? niton l. t ihem
also of their sajhetanex give lo th
poor and t<? the n< ?-'? tnd especlall]
in the orphanages within th. Stite
And let us all make Special pi ?? ? t
for the cnttniod goodness of <b>d
to us In the . onilnff years."
They Really Had Thair Origin In the
First French Revolution.
The rcHtnurunt of the present time
hud its origin In the first French revo
lutlou, toward the close of the eight
eenth century. And the reputation of
the French for good cookery und the
delicacy of taste in eating as well a*
In producing toothsome dishes and
morsels dates practically from the
That revolution meant ruin to mnir
noble families, and I heir downfall
meant rnin also for their chefs, so
some of the latter hit upon the Idea
of opening houses where dainlies pre
pared by their skilled hands could bi
obtained. If the experiment succeed
ed the chefs would be us well off a
when in service. The idea was pleas
lng to the public, the restaurants did
a large business, and the proprietors
had no renson to regret the revolution
from a monetury point of view.
Then it occurred to others that the
people might appreciate being educat
ed up to this tine cookery, and many
books on the culinary art were pub
lished und sold well. One of the most
noted of these was "The Oourmnn AI
manack." which appeared in 170S.
Restaurant really means "restoring'
and was applied to these places be
cause you went there to have some
thing to revive or restore your failing
Various Processes Through Which the
Steel Wire Must Pass.
Needles nre made from steel wire,
which Is first cut by shear*, from colN
Into the length of the needles to be
made. After a bath of such bits as
have been cut out they are placed In a
fnrnace, then rolled until perfoeti \
straight. Next the needle pointer
takes up a do/en or so of the wires
and rolls them between his thumb and
finger, with their ends on a (urging
grindstone, first one und then the oth
er being ground. The little steel bob
bins uro next fed Into a machine which
flattens and gutters the heads, after
which the eyes are punched.
They are uow complete needles, bill
rough and easily bent Careful heat
trig and sudden cooling gives them the
necessary temper, and nothing remains
but to give them their tiual polish. On
a coarse cloth needles are spread to
the number of 40,000 or 50.000. Emery
dust Ls strewed over them, oil Is sprin
kled on and soft soap daubed over the
cloth, which, rolled tightly, is thrown
Into a pot with others, where it rolls
about for twelve hours or more.
When taken from this friction bath
the needles require only rinsing in
clean hot water, when they nre ready
to be sorted and packed. ? Chlengo
Fulton and the Clermont.
The first trip of ltobert Fulton ni?
tric Hudson river in the Clermont wn>
thus deserlbed in the American Ottl
sen of Aug. 17, 1S10:
"Mr. Fultou's ingenious Steam Bogt.
Invented with a View to the Navlga
tlon of The Mississippi from New Oi?
lcans upwards. Sails today from tla
North Itlver, near the State Prison. In
Albany. The Veloslty of The Steam
Boat Is Calculated at four miles su
hour. It Is said that It will make
progress of two against The Current
of The M Ississlppl. and if so It Wll
certainly be a very valuable SCfJQlsl
tlon to the OOBSBaseeg of the Wester.
According to lid ward 11 a ga ma
Hall's history, the Clermont made th
trip to Albany in thirty-two hours
The state prison referred to Ktood on
the block In New York now bounded
by Washington. West Tenth. West am;
Charles streets. In old Creonwlch ell
Vassals That Faded.
There was a time when it was be
lleved ggjggjbtf to prevent seasleknes?.
by means of speeially constructed ves
sels. says the London Chronicle. Tin
Calais-houvrcs. a twin ship, was used
on the channel service for many years
Croat things were expected from this
but she proved a slow boat, and her
passengers were by no mans immun,
from seasickness. Another attempt In
this direction was the Castalia. in
WUol the saloon was suspended like
s bammoek with a view to minimizing
the pit* hing and tolling. This turnet)
out mi utter failure. If the rolling
was less than in ordinary vessels the
pitching wjix quits as bad and. more
o\et\ tl twinging mcehnnlsm OCCt
slonally Stuck, After a very few trips
across the ehannel the Castalia was
taken off the service.
Aseuni I Suppose you haven't had
time to BfUfS OUt .vet bow tnueh your
Hank PrssMsttt <>h, \ es. We knew
lu a \ cry -hol t time.
As, um W hy. I thought he took a
Bank I*rselden1 Exactly. We menu
h id to e..lint m hat he left.
Why Ha Resigned.
"So yen resigned!*1
"Yes I couldn't stand the way the
firm trusted me."
"Wh it tibi they do?"
"Took my name off the pay roll."?
Bs slwsyi beginning Never think
th it yog ' in reisi or thsi you have
ntf limd the end. If US think out
selves mete than beginners It Is a sign
that US OSTS hardly yet begun
M/tn tbli ? and st once becomes the
i master of beings that d?? not think
The UUg to get out of self-love Is
to love Ood. ? Phillips Brooks.
THE DEAREST GIFT.
A Pathetic Incident In the Life of Rob?
A young .\ merle a u woman was trav?
eling one day in an Italian railway
conch, the only other occupant <>f the
compartmenl being an elderly gentle?
man Observing the Interest of ibe
JOting woman in the country through
which they were passing and seeing
glso that it was new to her. the more
experienced traveler pointed out ob?
jects and places of note.
Prom scenery the conversation drift?
ed to books and authors, until some?
thing suggested to the young Amerl
cnu one of Elisabeth Barrett Brown?
lug's sonnets, which she quoted.
She was astonished and abashed be
cause the gentleman made no reply.
but during the rest of the ride sat look?
ing Intently out of the window, hav?
ing apparently forgotten the very ex?
istence of his traveling companion.
As they neared the station where the
young lady was to leave the car she
"I fear. sir. that I have offended you.
Perlinps you do not like Mrs. Brown?
ing's poetry .M
The man slowly turned upon her
tear dimmed eyes, and in a voice full of
emotion he said:
"Madam, that sonnet is the sweetest,
as its singer was the dearest, gift God
ever gave to me."
Her traveling companion was Rob?
ert Browning.?Youth's Companion.
A CURIOUS ANIMAL
The Sea Cucumber Can Part With and
Replace Its Organa.
Among tin* < urious animals which in?
habit the sea sre tnay take the holo
thnrla. of sea cucumber, so called from
its reeemblgnce to the cucumber.
When this animal is attacked by an
enemy it does not stand up and flglif,
but by a sudden movement it ejects its
teeth, stomach, digestive apparatus
and nearly all Its Intestines and then
shrivels Its body up to almost nothing.
When, however, the danger is past
the animal commences to replace the
organs which It has voluntarily parted
with, and In a short time the animal
Is ns perfect as ever it was.
Dr. Johnstons kept one in water for
a long time, and one day ho forgot to
change the water. The creature in
consequence ejected its intestines nud
shriveled up, but when the water was
changed all Its organs were repro?
duced. Although the animal is not
oaten in Europe, it is a favorite with
the Chinese, and the fishing forms an
Important part of the industry of the
oast. Thousands of junks nro annual?
ly used In fishing for trepang, sis the
animals are called.?London Tit-Bits.
Cows That Never Drink.
The "wild cow" of Arabia, in reality
an antelope, the Beatrix oryx. Is said
never to drink, which is probably cor?
rect, for unless these animals can de?
scend the wells they can find no drink?
ing water for ten months in the year.
There is no surface waler. and rain
falls but precariously during the win?
ter. Only once during my journey did
I find a pool of rainwater, caught in a
hollow rock, and even this I should
have passed by without knowing of
its existence had not my camels sniff?
ed it from a distance and obstinately
refused to be turned from g*nng in
that dlrectiou. These antelope, how?
ever, are provided by nature with a
curious food supply, especially design?
ed as a thirst quencher. This is a
parasite wli'u h gmws on the roots of
the deeert bushes and forms a long
spadix full of water and juice. The
antelope dig deep holes in the sand In
Ofder to gl I at these. ?Wide World
"They have* to adln 1 in the old
world." said a New \ ork theatrical
man. "that wove got them beaten on
?Very count. Talk to them about the
matter and they ? an only quibble.
"?oh. yes,' said an English banker
to me the other day, 'you've got a
great country, the greatest country in
the WOrkl, there's no denying that.*
"Then he gave a nasty laugh.
"'Hut look at your tires,' he said.
'Your terrible tiros are a disgrace to
"*<>h. our tires.' said 1. 'are due to
the friction caused by our rapid
Man's Early Building.
The ruins of successive human hab?
itations unearthed in Asia show how
man advanced f^om primeval savagery
to the pomp ofBahylon and Nineveh.
First he improved the caves in which
he dwelt b) leveling the floors and cut?
ting windows 10 give him light. After?
ward he Constructed entirely artificial
habitations for himself, at first rough?
ly made tents of boughs and leaves,
then huts of mud and finally dwellings
of wood nnd stone.
"Yes," said the engaged girl, "Oiek
Is very methodical. He gives me one
kiss when he comes and two when he
"That's always been bis way," re?
turned her dearest friend. "I've heard
bus of j^iris comment on it."
Thus it happens thai they cease to
speak to each other.
Fell In With the Argument.
"The leading queslion," said the
colonel, "is the financial one."
"night," replied Ibe major, "and i
was Jusl about to ask you b> add .<?
|0 that *1<? I boitowed from you yes
lerday." Hude Remus' Magazine.
"Tie? easiest thin:: I know of," snys
the philosopher of folly, "Is to begin
to save up some money next month"
- ('level iml I eader.
in reverence Is the ohlef joy and
power of life. ? Kuskln.
IMPALED BY AN ARROW.
Pinned Through the Neck to a Tre*.
Yet He Survived.
It was iu the summer of 1859 that
George Wainwrigbt ami Bell Speaker,
each In charge of a train of freight
wagons, were beaded for the Missouri
river to bring supplies back to Colors
do points. The Indians \ ere very
troublesome lu those days, and these
two OUtfltl always camped together
for protection. One night they hud ar?
ranged the camp, with the wagons
forming a circle, and everybody but
the guards was to be inside. Wain
wright preferred to sleep in a clump
of cottonwoods about a quarter of a
mile off. and there he fixed himself
with his negro servant as a bodyguard.
Neither the camp nor Wainwrigbt was
disturbed during the night, but early
the next morning while Wainwrigbt
was sitting on the ground with his
back to u tree drinking his tin of cof?
fee an arrow from on unseen foe en?
tered his neck at the right of the
jugular vein and was driven with such
force as to impale the victim to the
tree. The negro, believing his master
was killed, ran to Spencer's camp and
gave the alarm.
Spencer and some of his men rushed
over to Wainwrigbt. Instead of being
dead Wainwrigbt was not even seri?
ously injured. Spencer cut the arrow
off close to the point of entrance end
then gently drew Wainwright's head
forward until he was released. The
victim suffered but little Inconvenience
from the wound, and by the time the
trip was completed it was entirely
healed.?Los Angeles Times.
THE WAY OF THE SWISS.
Foreigners Regarded as Egyptians and
A foreign resident In Switzerland
was fined 10 francs because his little
girl had plucked three buttercups
growing on a piece of land on which
she and some half dozen Swiss chil?
dren had for years been accustomed to
play. The land had recently ( hanged
hands, and its new owner had put
up a notice forbidding the plucking
of flowers. A passing gendarme had
found the children migrants delicto
and had forthwith instituted proceed?
ings against the little foreigner, while
letting the little natives go scot free.
The child's father appealed against the
sentence and by dint of bard fighting,
which entailed, of course, expense,
forced the higher court to reduce the
fine from 10 francs to 3?1. e.. 1 franc
for each buttercup.
When I tried to learn the whys and
wherefores of this case I was told by
a Swiss that one-half of every line lev?
ied goes to the gendarme who reports
the offense for which It Is levied, and
also that Swiss gendarmes cannot fair?
ly be expected to be tpiite so alert in
taking proceedings against their own
country people as against foreigners.
Further. I was told by an American
that in Switzerland all foreigners rank
as Egyptians and that the one Scrip?
tural injunction that is faithfully
obeyed there is that which ordains
that Egyptians shall be spoiled.?Foom
"The Latter Day Swiss" iu Cornhill
A Famous Opal.
The mosf famous opal In history was
that which was worn In n ring by the
Boman senator Nonius in the day of
the triumvirate, its size equaled that
of a medium sized hazelnut, yet its
beauty and brilliancy rendered it a
marvel among the dilettanti of Rome,
especially when it was known that the
goldsmiths and money changers had
set Us value at $1,000.000. Mark An?
tony made overtures to Nonius for Its
purchase, intending, it is thought, to
present it to Cleopatra, but the senator
refused to part with It and for fear
that it would be taken from him by
sheer force sought safety In flight.
Here history loses all trace of this fa?
mous gem. there being no record of its
transference from Nonius to any of his
At a Wedding Breakfast.
After a marriage recently the bridal
party partook of a sumptuous break?
fast, toward the end of which a young?
er brother of the bride got up and said
solemnly, raising his glass:
"Ladies and gentlemen. 1 have to
propose a toast, which, however, must
be drunk standing. Please take your
glasses and rise up."
The guests, although somewhat be?
wildered, did so.
"Now." said the young scapegrac e,
"if you will remain standing for a few
minutes I'll find out who has been sit?
ting on my new bat."?London Tit
Russia did not break into European
history until couipartlvely recent times
Rurlc, a Vurcnglau (biet-, seems to
have been the first to establish a gov?
eminent, about 802. Rurlc's descend*
ants ruled amid many ups and downs
till Ifi08, ai which time the real history
of the country may be sjild to begin.
With the KOltturj exception of the
United Slates of America, the progress
of Russia under Peter Ihc Great and
Catherine II is unequalcd for rapidity
In Um history of the world.
Bringing t>)wn the Average.
"It is said that there are 120,000 hairs
on the average human head." said the
"Too had 'hat you've pulled the aver
age down so low. my dour,*' said his
wife. Yonkers State-man.
A CruH Companion.
"Win do??s he Hay that her face Is
like one of Browning's poems?"
"Because it has some haul lines hi
it " Buffalo Express.
ah art is in Its origin connected
with religion ? Ulrlcl.
The Mechanical Laws Are the Same
as In a Whirlpool.
Any one can make the exact counter?
part <>f a cyclone if be so desires, of
course a cyclone is caused by the air
over a big area getting warm atal
light with small pressure. This air
Consequently tries to rise almost in a
body BUd leaves a partial vacuum he
hind, but tbe outside cold air rushes
in from all sides. Now. it is a scien?
tific and mechanical truth that when a
fluid runs in from all sides toward a
central point it causes a whirlpool 0?
rotation of the Quid. The exact ana!
ogy of a cyclone, then, although with
the fluid water instead of air. is sw n
when the stopper is pulled out of the
bottom of a basin full of water. An
almost perfect vacuum, as far as the
water is concerned, is caused by the
water immediately over the Stopper
running out. The rest of the water
rushes in from all directions, and a
whirlpool is the result. Tin?.? Is one
difference here from the air cyclone
In the air the force with which it
rushes toward the center greatly com?
presses the air whirling at that point
and makes it very dense - so dense. In
fact, that a straw carried in the cen?
tral whirl can be driven Into a big
block of wood without bending. Of
course in a whirlpool the water is not
compressed, remaining practically the
same in density .all the time. That
Is one highly important property of
water: it is practically Incompressible
Nevertheless It is very interesting to
see the whirl form In a basin and
know that the mechanical Laws are
the same as in the formation of a cy?
clone many miles wide. ?Harper's
NEW JERSEY TEA.
Red Root, That Did Good Service In
You housekeepers of today whose fa?
vorite brands of orange Pekoe. Eng?
lish Breakfast, India and Ceylon, etc.
diTuse their fragrance over your tea
table would hardly suppose that tea.
or, rather, a fairly good substitute for
It, was cnoc made from the leaves of
one of our prettiest New Jersey wild
flowers. Vet so It was in the old tur?
bulent days of the American Revolu?
tion, when they had so much trouble
over the imported article and used
various beverages as substitutes for
that to which they had become accus?
New Jersey tea, or red root, as it is
also called, is a low growing shrub
with many branches, seldom over
three feet high, and is found from
Canada to Florida, growing usually in
dry wooded sec tions, it is very abun?
dant in New .Jersey, for which it is
named. It blooms profusely iu July
and is so showy, with its many pan
icled white blossoms, as to be quite
worth a place in the gardens as an
Ornamental shrub. It has a dark red
root, with leaves downy beneath and
very much veined, by which it is easily
distinguished from the pure tea. An
infusion cd* the leaves prepared in the
same manner as the genuine article
has somewhat the taste of ordinary
grades of the tea of the orient, but is
not supposed to possess sny of its
stimulating properties. Exchange.
Dulwer Lytton and His Chorus.
The Priucess von Racowttss met
Bulwcr Lytton in the Riviera toward
the end cd' the fifties. He was then,
she says In her autobiography, "past
his tirst youth: his fame was at its
zenith. He seemed to me antedilu?
vian, with his long dyed e tuis ami his
old fashioned dress. He dressed exact?
ly In the fashion of the twenties, wita
long coats reaching to the ankles, knee
breeches and long colored waistcoats.
Also he appeared always with a young
lady who adored him and who was
followed by a manservant carrying
a harp. She sat at his feet and ap?
peared, as he did, In the costume of
1S30, with long flowing curls, called
Anglalses. He read aloud from his
own works, and in especially poetic
passages his 'Alice' accompanied him
with arpeggios on the harp."
A Tree Climbing Dog.
A government official in Bavaria con?
nected with the forestry department
has a wonderful dog. w hic h is SB clev?
er at climbing trees as a cat. If his
master fastens a handkerchief up in
the tree tops the animal will clamber
up after it in the nimblest wav and
never fails to bring it down. He was
taught by his mother, who was famous
as a tree climber. The clever animal
has won several medals by his ex?
traordinary talent and takes particular
delight in climbing silver birches, not
the easiest tree in the world to scale.
for the trunk is particularly smooth
and slippery. Wide World Magazine.
Kindness to Animals.
"What I believe tn." said Mr. Eras
His Pinkly, "is kindness to dumb anl
"Yes." replied Miss Miami Brown.
"I has hyubed dal some folks kin lif
a chicken oll de roos' so gentle an'
tender dal he won't have his sleep
disturbed skn'sely oono." Washington
Flgg My Wife wants a -lew silk
Fogg Are you going to let her have
Flgg Yes. It's a case of* si?.s or
stilus Boston Transcript.
M;->. sh.trpe (severelyii? Norab, 1 can
And only seven of these plate- When
are the other live? Cook ?in surprise
Sure. mum. don't ye make no al ow
ance for ordinary wear an* tear?
Philosophy is nothing but d
I \ PRI SS STRIXE ENDED.
.hi-e> <it> Hin Kl nail) ipcept <<???
New fork, Nov. 12.?The ?-uike of
driven end helpers, employed by t**'
trans-con tlnentls. expn ss companies,
was formally declared off this even?
ing, end it was nnnounceo at strike
headquarters that the men will re?
turn to work on Monday.
The cloee Ol the strikt was 'or night
about by the Ken Jersey str ku*,
who voted Um? today to accept the
terms upon which the companies et
fered to take back th ? men. They
bad rejected the terms last n'ght, but
a conference of the strike leedsrs,
with Mayor Wittpenn, of Jersey
CUy, and President Towne, of tke
New York Merchants' Association
cleared the way lor the agreement
this afternoon. The New York strik?
ers \?ued Thursday to accept tae
companies' offer, subject to similar
action being taken by the men acroas
The agreement provides that the
men shall be taken back without dis?
crimination, except for acts of vio?
lence during the strike. Each com?
pany will take up with its employees
\ the adjustment of wages and hours.
Recognition of their union. tae
chief issue for which the strikers
held out for several days, is not
granted, however, but the Open sh?>i?
policy is to prevail.
The agreement between the expres?
companies and their employees docs
not effect tin- strikes of chaffeurs.
cab drivi rs an 1 drivers for depart*
ment ?tores, who at first quit work
in sympathy with the expTSCS em
I ployees and later presented demand**
j in their own behalf. Secretary F?rst?
er, of the International p.roth rhood
of Teamsters, declared tonight that
the fight of the chauffeurs and cab
drivers will continue until recognil'on
of theie union is won.
Negotiations between the striking
store drivers and their employers
are under way. and it is hoped a set?
tlement will soon be effected.
ADVANTAGE* or DIVERSIFICA?
Reports Presented at Meeting of
Farmer-' Institute Worker- Show
Value of New Idea.
Washington. Nov. 14.?The advan?
tage of reduced acerage and diversifi?
cation of crops was emphasized in
reports presented today by prominent
farmers who are attending the Amer?
ican Federation of Farmers' Insti
I tute Workers. Practically all of the
States and terr'tories are represented
among the delegates. James Wilson,
secretary of agriculture, addressed
the delegates and gave it as his opin
Ion that the department's most 1m
1 portent work was in making official
j tests and laboratory work effective
through the medium of farmers' in?
I Secretary Wilson discussed the
bumper crops, the high cost of living
'and the wide margin between the
price Obtained by the farmers and by
the middlemen who distribute the
lie mid the solution lay in buying
in large quantities, in selling direct
from the producer to the consumer
or some other such step to cut dews
the middlemen's profit.
\ PK. BUSINESS.
Poat OthVc and Kx press Office Both
?Mit of Horsey Order Blanks
Where does the momy k<?'.' That
is the question now before tin- cley
of Sumter. The poetoffiCS ami the
Kxpress office wire both entirely
out of money order blanks Saturday,
Which Shows that loth of those
I places have done a big business re
I cently, for otherwise they would not
have been caught in such a tix.
Possibly the money has been sent
to Jacksonville. Pis., or K?hmen 1.
Y;i.. both of which places being \>ry
popular with the users of the money
oid< r blanks of these two carriers in
the mar past. Possibly the money
has gone elsewhere to support some
charitable institution or for s. me
philanthropic purpose but that i*
it is peculiar that these two pieces
should be out of blanks now
when tin y have proved so ver> pop
ular lately,?or perhaps, thai very
popularity was the cause that thsy
should all be used up. ,
r>ie Barbers** on iTtb.
? >n the evening of Novemtn'r 17th.
from f t" 11 oYhu k. then rill be
served M delightful supper consist?
ing ? 1 hsrttecue shoal si the resi?
dence ..1 Mr. i- w. a Bultman, i"i
thi benefit of tin- Lutheran church
of th - city. The affair will be un
der t I?? direction of a committee of
ladles and gentlemen who will , to
it that <\-r\thinur i< Axed up in style
.111.1 that tie Mil ..1 fare will t. v<rv
Two years ago there was a barbe
. oe servi 1 by the ladies and gentle?
men of this congregation ? le
has not yet been forgotten
The committee promises to excel
even the affair of two y*jsrs age
Tl< k? ts at> now ing - >ld for l#
cents es< h.