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od* of Identification of the voter as
?hall render repeating; or other fraud?
ulent methods <>r voting impossible,
or at least dlfhVuti ami dangerous.
And we. aM... r.commend that the
legislature take action along tho same
lias and provide severe punishment
for any one 'lolatlng the statutes reg?
ulating primaries, and give tho ex?
ecutive committee of political parties
power to Investigate and call for pa?
pers and examine and swear witnesses
and punish for contempt, and thus
give the party power to protect It?
And we, also, recommend that
wherever the vote shows violation of
the statutes now In effect the mem?
bers of the executive committee and
the respective county chairman to re?
quest the solicitor to prosecute the
same it. their respective counties.
All of which Is respectfully sub?
W. F. Stevenson,
T. B. Butler.
J. B. Park.
W, B. Wilson. Jr..
J. D. Bl/ena,
J. M. Oreer,
R. M. Jeffries.
Members of the subcommittee of the
State Democratic executive com?
NEWS FRO" DARK CORNER.
Mr. T. H. Ostern Suffers Severe In
Jnry in Getting off Train?Mrs.
?stren also Injured.
Dark Corner. Oct. 1.?Plenty of
cot'.on Is open here to pick, but the
pickers are not according to the de?
This morning was pretty cool and
everything Indicates frost soon. The
dog fennel is in bloom and the cockle
burs havs grown burs.
Mr. T. H. Osteen of the "Syca?
more." suffered a severe accident last
Saturday night while returning from
the meeting of the Black River Union.
(Baptist). He was on the shoo.fly
tain No. 47, and when the porter
came through the coach and called
out Broadway Mr. Oateen, who was
talking with some friends, arose and
saying good night, thinking that the
train was passing Broadway and that
he would be carried on to Pinewood,
stepped off the train in the dark?
ness and fell into the trestle at Weeks'
mill swamp, breaking his thigh In two
Drs. Furman and Llttlejohn treated
him that night and he is getting along
as wsll sa could be expected.
Mra Nattle A. Johnson, formally of
this corner, died at Brogdon at the
home of her father. Mr. L. B. Lack?
ey, on the morning of the 23rd of
Peptem^er, and was burled at to
Weeks' gra i yard tor PusOWOOd cem?
etery) on the 24th. Rev. Corbett of
Hsrvlna, preached the funeral.
Mrs. T. II. Oateen of the "Syca?
mores." a tu l ? cutting some feed for
her cowa last Saturday, cut her hand
very severely with a reap hook.
Mr. and Mrs B. N. Owen of Or
angeburg sre on a visit to their broth?
er-in-law. Mr. T. II. Oateen.
Mr. and Mrs. A. s Weeks and Mr.
and Mrs K. t\ Brewer visited at
"Elmhlll" la>t Sunday.
The health of the community la
The next meeting of the Black
Hlv.r Cnlon will be at the Home
Branch :hurch, near Paxvllle. Friday,
bsf-ire the fifth Sunday in Deeemher.
Here I ring off.
f" "Hard Times."
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KJKTTKD MOM TRAIN.
A Knight of Tlie Grip Suck The Vic?
tim?Fus* Over a Mileage Book.
There was ?ome , x< itement among
the passengers on th?? late train last
Wednesday evening Just this side of
Lor is. when the Conductor forced
Oeorge L. Adams, a well known tr.t
vel ng man, to leave the train and
take to the woods. Th?? trouhle aTOSS
over a South QnroHl mileage book
which Mr Adams had purchased and
paid f ?r bgfnti beginning his Journey
st Muiiin? i c, Ho hod understood
before starting on the trip that the
railroad was m-t ompelle,! to take
the gsJhrogN in aoyaseni ol faro os gg
Interstate Journ? \ Hi* trip at tlrst
was to extend from Mulllns In this
State across the line Into North Cnro
Una to ChadlxTn and th??n? e \>,\< k In?
to South Carolina to Loft* As this
would take him out of the StOf '? h?
bought a th k. t at Mullin . whtctl w a ??
good to law kg s ?'., and .it Lor la de
elded to come on |o CoOWOy, Mr.
Ad ims did n?d huv a row ticket ?t
Lorls and w h. n thi Imlg ? 11 R mile
front Lofti on irda Conn ty, wh< n U
conductor ciiied for tl< ket?*, he pu
sented tho mileage hook whah tie
conductor r fused to take. Th.n
doctor claimed that Mr Adomi M is
on an Interstate Journey, whih Mr,
Adams claimed that thi vo w would
not hold for the reosog thai he h id
bought a th got for l.ori?. g point with
in this state ami sji traveling on
hN Way to Hftoth? r point within thi-<
flagon tf? wit Conway. The cor I i ?
or fasood Mm off Ihe trim god he
came In <*'?nw?v the following d.iv ?>>
automobile, niol the OttOOtlog will be
litignted In the < "ort.
Practical 'rwougiit* tor I'm* -tieal
(Conducted by K. W. Dahbs. Pres
Ideat S. C. Farmers Union,)
Some liaudom Thoughts.
In addition to the action of the
executive committee taken from tin
daily papers and printed below, the
committee will push a campaign of
education for a full understanding of
the State warehouse bill that will be
Introduced at the next session of the
legislature. It has taken the precau?
tion to submit tho proposed bill to
eminent constitutional lawyers, and
there Is now no doubt about Its con?
Some thought that It was very
disastrous that the Supreme Court
turned down the first warehouse act.
With that decision as a guide the new
measure Is a great improvement on
Che old. And its strongest features
might never have been developed but
for the adverse decision.
a a a
Aside from the scientific market?
ing of cotton and other products that
will bo the outgrowth of the ware?
house system, the Inspection alone by
which cotton will be standardized will
add many million dollars to the value
of the crop, and save millions In econ?
omy of handling It.
e e a
The committee's sessions were
marked by a determination to *eek
out the best means of reaching all tin
farmers, and the outlook for a more
compact organization was never bet?
ter. E. W. 1>.
MEETING OF FARMERS' UNION.
Farmers of State Urged by Officials
to Hold Cotton for Higher Price*.
The executive committee of the
State Farmers' Union met yesterday
at the office of the secretary. There
were present: K. M. Cooper of Lee H.
T. Morrison of Charleston. H. Harris
of Anderson, J. Whltner Held, sei ro?
tary, and K. W. Dabbs, chairman and
The committee heard reports from
the organization work and planned to
extend the same.
The president was authorized to
enter Into an arrangement with T!*e
Progressive Farmer of Raleigh, N. C,
to conduct a Farmers' Union page
This paper has over 18,000 subscribers
In South Carolina, and through its
columns the committee expects to get
In close touch with the membership.
The president was also authorized
to arrange with papers in South Car*
ollna to carry a aFrmers' Union de?
The committee moat earnestly urges
the farmers to make use of the
money offered by so many of the
banks to hold cotton for the high r
prlees that must inevitably follow a
careful marketing and have taken
steps to have the national officials SS
cure concerted action throughout tin
cotton belt. The committee, regard
less of any estimates of the size of
the crop, is convinced that present
prices are from 3 to 4 cents below its
DKP ALMA WINS VANDERBILT
FlnbdioH Lo?* Than a Minute Ahead
of Hug lie-.
Wauwatoea Race Course Wls., Oc?
lobes 2.?Ralph DePalma, driving
true to the form and luek which he
exhlMted In the Klgin races a month
ago, today, with a Mercedes car, won
the eighth running of the classic
Vandarblll cup automobile race from
a held Of tight starters over the new
Wauwatoaa Road course.
His time was 4 hours. 20 minutes
11.M Seconds, for S distance of L"J'J
miles. J.7?i4 feet. This was at a
speed ot ?'.;* miles un hour, or tive
tidies per hour slower than last year's
Vaaderbtlt cup race at savannah
II \lt \llAVs POLICY.
\cv President of Sen In ?a i d to Retain
Norfolk. \'a. Met. f.?President
William .i llarahan of the Seaboard
Air Uno, ui a statement today out?
lined his policy as to the new head of
the Seaboard with the spec ific a ei
lion that he had "no <>m- to bring to
the property" bul on the contrary
would "retain the services <d the
g?w d aioi able men now there."
?I"*' ph M, < 'handler Is the e?le
agenl In Humter for Styleplus clothes,
the perfected product of one .,f the
largest i'i i oldi it clothing manu?
facturers in the world This line of
clothing Is guaranteed to he Hit best
for the money on the market ind the
lex ?! agent stands hark ot tie- gtiar
A NEW KIM) OF POLITICS.
That In Kol Politics at all Hut that
Wi .l lie the Economic Regeneration
<>r du* South.
An Inquisitive subscriber asked Ag?
riculture Editor Nlven of Atlanta tlx
Question: "What art- poor politics?"
Orange Judd Southern Farming
frankly replies In words that should
make every farmer In thin State ait
up and take notice:
Southern Farming's Platform,
L To make three bales of cotton
grow where one grows now.
2. TO make forage crops, grasses
and pasture five times as good and
ten times as protltahle as at present.
3. To make tobacco, fruits, vege?
tables and other crops better In quan?
tity, quality and profit.
4. To enable tho South to make
more and better corn, oats, wheat and
5. To promote improved live stock
until the South exports to the rest of
th? United States and to foreign coun?
tries a vast surplus of meats, butter,
cheese, eggs, and manufactures there?
6. To reform distribution, bank?
ing and currency, so as to make uni?
versal more economic methods of
marketing the products of Southern
farms and factories, forest and mines,
and in supplying our people's con?
7. To wisely utilize the South's
natural resources so that they yield
handsome profits at present and yet
be conserved for future generations.
8. To improve the South's high?
ways and railroads, rivers and har?
bors, until they are adequate to the
needs of a mighty people.
9. To improve our schools until
every young person In country or
town may he trained in efficiency,
health and character, and Imbued
with that wisdom which is knowledge
and the capacity to use it.
10. To link more closely school
and home, farm and factory, so that
the one may more benefit tho other.
11. To aid, in those and other
ways, the South to have fourfold its
present population, each of whom
shall enjoy "life, liberty and the pur?
suit of happiness!"
13? Thus to make for a greater
nation through a greater South.
Comment on the Above.
This Is not needed. Each plank
sneaks for itself. Hut you won't* find
any of our planks In the platfrom of
any political party.
v ' how much more important is
Southern Farming's platform! Just
think a bit, and you will see how true
Is our statement. For nil the candi?
dates for office might miraculously
disappear, congress and legislatures
might not meet for a couple of years,
yet .he United States and the world
aould go right along with scarcely
a ripple, But let Southern farmers
for a single season fall to produce a
surplus, or to make a cotton crop,
and the economic fabric of the whole
Occident would be upset!
Soil and seas, mine and forest, sup?
port of the world. Better farming
means better living and better times
for all?and this means also. that
people shall "got into gear with na
tun ." or In tune with the infinite, and
enjey the harmony of body, mind and
soul that Is the realest thing In this
Bo we reckon pretty much all our
folks down here will say amen to
Southern Farming's platform. Now
let's all pitch in to work it out, for
Qoi helps those who help themselves.
Bid I Moose Preferred by Indepen?
New York, Oct. 3.?Oscar B, Straus.
candidate for governor on the Pro
grettslve ticket, was indorsed for gov?
ernor by the Independence league In
Sta e convention here early this
mo tiing. The vote was Si* for Mr.
Straus and 79 for William Sulser,
Democratic nominee for governor,
wh we name was tin- only other one
pl.t ted in nomination.
DEMANDS $20,000,000 DAMAGES.
An I Apology by New York t.ovor
nor for False Imprisonment,
Albany, N. v.. Oct.?Qov, I>lx has
received a letter signed, ? .j p, Wlnn,
Denver Gobi" In which the writer do?
rnende "an apology from >ou as Qov*
ertior of the state ..f Mew York and
|l> 1,000,000 damages f<?r false Impris?
onment and frustration of life."
'Unless my demands are complied
with," the communication continues,
"1 shall enter SUll against .\Yw York
state i gm backed by the army and
navy of the United States."
<:-^. said he did not tnke the
matter seriously, but would turn It
over t?? his h eal advisor.
The county hoard of commissioners
m t In tb? ir regular monthly session
Tuesday, \\ this meeting the bids
f.. the good roads b< u<\* were open
JO WITT CO* RT-MARTIAL OVKH.
Dcfendanl n> Augusta Case Tells
siory of Tragedy*
Augusta, ?i?.. (?et. l'. It waa mld
nlght nearly when the Court Martial
concluded the eis?- against Capt, Thad
Jowitt. Capt. Jowltt said he was called
to the home of Mayor Barrett Thurs?
day night and. In conference with
Sheriff Clark, was asked to call mit hi.s
company t<> protect the power house,
lie told the mayor the order would
have to come from the governor. Sher?
iff Clark told the military officer he
would deputize Jowitt and his whole
company, according to the defendant
and make them go on duty, whereupon
Jowitt told tho sheriff he would refuse
to servo under such circumstances,
Finally the order OaVDie from tho Gov?
ernor, and the men were assembled.
Friday afternoon tTle infantry was
ordered on duty at the power house,
after the order was issued by Major
Levy that any man In ihe service who
took a drink would be held to Court
martial. Capt Henderson, he said, in?
structed Capt Jowitt to assist in plac?
ing the guard.
"I asked him what was the orders
to be given to the men and he replied:
'Halt every one and if they don't halt,
fire.' Those orders, however, had al?
ready l*?en given to the men."
The defendant said he stood in the
gate of the power house yard and saw
the detail posted, the purpose of post?
ing being that the cotton mills would
in a short time turn out.
"I saw Dorne and Baker coming
from Broad street, and saw Baker get
out his whip and hit his horse He
was coming at a run and I heard a
shot fired. I stepped outside and
said: 'Halt or I'll fire.'" Baktr re?
plied: 'Fire, damn you.'"
Jowitt said Baker drew a revolver
and fired in his direction, whereupon
he whipped out his revolver and fired
one shot over the heads of the men in
the buggy and almost Immediately
there was a fusillade from rillcs one
shot of some kind struck the ground
right In front of the defendan: and
others struck In the fence near him.
He said the only order he gave at all
was: "Stop that horae," and after
the general firing he ran to where tho
guard was stationed and asked loud?
ly: "What the hell's all this shooting
for." when one of the men replied:
"Captain, that man was shooting at
Jowitt said when he first saw Wil?
son he was standing outside his car
cursing a sentinel. He said In the Wil?
sen Incident the order had been pre?
viously given to fire low. and the men
who fired on Wilson did not shoot to
kill. immediately after the firing
Jowitt says he telephoned Mayor Levy,
who sent Lieut. Young and a squad Of
cavalry to disperse the crowd. The
cavalry came at a gallop with draw
"We had secret service men out,"
said Jowitt, "and had gotten informa?
tion that an attack would be made on
the power plant that night." He said
he stopped the firing on Wilson, Spof
ford, Christie and Dr. Battey, and the
motorcycle ridden by Calne was th<*
only thing that got through the lines.
He thought Baker fired three shots
and was sure that the orders were
given by Capt. Henderson, officer of
the day. Jowitt's duty, he said, was
to see to the posting of the men. The
witness said Baker did not fire first;
that he heard one shot before Baker
fired. Jowitt was standing in ten feet
of Baker when they fired at each oth?
er, but there was firing from the In?
side of the yard, behind Jowitt."
The court went Into executive ses?
sion upon conclusion of this testimony
and the result of its deliberations will
be transmlted to the Governor for
review when the other cases are tried.
Until that time it is sealed.
Will Do Away with Credit System.
It begins to look as If th.- monied
men of Sumter are directing their
wealth to the establishment of banks
all over the country, recently there
have been several little hanks started
with Sumter capital. We know of 00
better way to kill out the credit busi?
ness thtin by the establishing of these
small hanks convenient to those who
borrow cash to buy their supplies. In
a few years the old time method of
furnishing supplies with a lien on the
crop as security will be done away
with, and the hanks will furnish the
cash for the fanners to do business
with, and too, this will mean the price
of interest heing brought down by
competition. Manning Times.
Wednesday morning w ork was com
meneod on W. Liberty streel between
Main . ml Sumter, preparatory t<> lay*
ing storm sewer pipes on the south?
ern sale ?f the Btreel from the cor?
ner "t the Craig Furniture Compnnj
building to Sumter street. This Is an
Improvement which has been needed
for some t Ime nd which will Im
h. en with much pleasure by personi
having business alonu th.it stie,t.
Th< Lyric theatre will open 11?
doors it 2.30 " i look tomorrow a in
ever) day I hen nftei for the b< nefll u
out i f town patrons,
FUSING TIDE OF BUSINESS AC
J IVI I V.
Manufacturers of all Section* Teil of
Remarkable l*ros>pesity?Car mid
Labor Shortage Already in sight.
Baltimore, Oct. 2.?Ten pages ot
letters from manufacturers in all
parts of the country published in this
week's Issue of th?- Manufacturers
Record teil of remarkable activity
everywhere and In every line of in?
dustry. Summing up these letters,
the Manufacturers Record says:
a rapid expansion in business Intel
ests, increasing activity everywhi re,
factories overtaxed with orders be?
yond their capacity to till, a growing
scarcity of labor, especially of skilled
mechanics, a ^ar shortage which in
many Cases is greatly retarding ship?
ment!*, a shortage so pressing in some
cases that one report tells of cement
being delivered by the use of passen?
ger cars tu< well as cattle cars?such
is the condition of business through?
out the country as voiced by leading
manufacturers in every section in let?
ters to the Manufacturer's Record.
The story Is one of exceeding Interest
! as a whole, while many of these Indi?
vidual letters throw an Illumination
upon business questions which makes
them of more than usual interest.
In some sections there is as yet no
car shortage reported; in others, the
railroads are reported as wholly un?
equal to cope with *he business, and
manufacturers crowded with orders
that they cannot 1111 because of tho
lack of transportation facilities. This
is so strongly presented In many let?
ters that is should command the im?
mediate attention of every railroad
man In the country, as well as of
every business man and politician, for
all must unite to find some way by
which the money needed for a vast
expansion of railroad facilities can
be secured. Though we are apparent?
ly only of the beginning of a period
of great activity, and the country is
not yet in the full swing of its high?
est tide of prosperity, traffic Is run?
ning far beyond transportation fa?
cilities. How great the difficulties of
transportation will be with a contin?
uance of a few months longer of
present activities it is difficult to esti?
mate. The problem is one that will
tax the best effort of the railroads and
the heartiest co-operation of th? peo?
ple of Ihe wnoxe country, Sot ? day
is to be loot in trying 10 rind a rem*
edy for this situation.
Almost over night there hau < ?nng
up??n the country, silently and ecarce
iy foreseen, even by the shrewdest
financiers and business men, ? mar*
velOUS change from inactivity to greit
activity. Tile Steel works of the coun?
try art wholly unable to meet prompt?
ly the demand for stool products.
Building operations ale evorywhoi
delayed l>y the inability of contracto
to secure reinforcing bars for con?
crete construction and architectural
work. Cement manufacturers, who
since lie07 have had a hard struggle
to find trade, and what they f< und
was generally at a loss, are now ovcr^fc
whelmed with business :tt advancing
prices, and the only difficulty in the
cemeat business is the fact that rail?
roads cannot begin to provide cars
enough to handle the product.
Many of these letters emphasize
the point that, notwithstanding th?
fact that this is a Presidential year,
business men are ignoring political
problems and are attending strictly to
business. Apparently, political ac?
tivities are having no effect whatever,,
as in former years', in retarding busi
j ness or in preventing manufactures^
from spending money to provide for
enlarged facilities. Everywhere, with
rare exceptions, the demand for la?
bor is reported as active. In some
cases it is said that thousands of ad?
ditional laborers could tind imme?
diate employment, while in others
there is no scarcity reported of un
skilled labor, but a great scarcity of
The facts presented in these letters
from so many manufacturers, cov?
ering so wide a range of industries,
are of more than national interest
The Manufacturers Record commends
a study of these leters to every busi?
ness man in the country.
Marriage Ueonse Record.
A marriage license was issued
Wednesday to Julius Long and Flor<^
Tlndal of Sumter, colored.
Paris, Oct., 2.?The Bank of France
and other big financial institutions
here stopped payments in gold to-day
as a precautionary measure in view
of the Balkan situation. i
The reason why.
We have secured the exclusive
agency of STYLEPLUS CLOTHES in this
town. This is just another evidence that we
are always looking out for our customers'
After the fullest investigation and
comparison with the best brands of clothing
on the market, we found that STYLEPLUS
CLOTHES came up to the high standard we
require in clothes before we will recommend
them to our customers. We found that
"The same price the world over"
have unusual quality and value, the best we
ever saw at or near the price.
We found them the equal of the $20.00
to 00 grades of any other make?and that's why
wc arc fcatuiing then.
We know that every STYLEPLUS suit
or overcoat that gv>c 9 out of our store has made another
staunch friend for US and STYLEPLUS (XOTHES,
for the buyer has saved from fJ.OO to fS.OO in hard
cash and is as stylishly dre^ed as cvei.
Come in some day soon and try on some
of the new Fall modelt of STYLEPLUS Suits and
Overcoats--every garment guaranteed by the makers.
Joseph M. Chandler,
16 SOUTH MAIN ? !\