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Kit lernt nt Um* ISieen41tre at sufuter, 8.
I.. aa vom! Claas Mattsr.
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rKMMO s \L
Ml?a Jane Hardee o. .unwryvllle. a
Tornur resident of hi* dtv. stopped
In town for n snort while Monday af?
ternoon between tri Ina, mm her way
to tlartsville. where she has accepted
Mrs. K. J. Carson and Mrs. Mary
nickeon stopped in the city Monday
night on their way from I>aliell to
Columbia, where they will spend a
Mr. K. M. Coopei and daughter of
Wlaacky were In the city Tuesday.
Dr. Wslter Cheyne of St. Charles
spent Tueaday in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. R. 1. Manning left
Tuemlay morning for Qreenvllle,
where Mrs. Manning will visit her son,
Mr. Vivian M Manning.
Miss Anna Paul left Tuesday morn?
ing for Oreenwo >d, after a stay of a
few days In the city.
Mlaa Louisa Bultman is spending
the week In Crangeburg with Miss
Mra Herbert Monroe, of Marlon,
la visiting her mother, Mra. Jessie
Bradford, on East Liberty Street.
Mr. Raeford Pate, of North Caro?
lina, la visiting his brother. Mr. W. H.
Pate, on Washington street.
Mr B. C. Trlppett. of Hoykin, waa
In the city Wednenday.
Mr. L L?, linker of Hishopville was
In town Wednesda/ afternoon.
Mra. J. L Irby of Boykln spent
Wednesday In the city.
Mr. 8. D. Cain, of Privateer, was a
viaitor to tho city Ihjrsday.
Rev. A H Wotdson. of Manning,
waa In the city Wednesday evening
oa his return from the Missionary In
atltute at Wedgefteld and conducted
the prayer meeting aervlcea at the
Mrs. Carrie White died at the Sum?
ter hoepltal Sunday rriornlng shortly
after 3 o'clock, after being In 111
health for aeveral months. Mrs.
White waa the wife of Mr. Elliott C.
White, 400 Bartlette street, an em?
ployee of the Sumter Telephone Man?
The funeral services were held from
i ? i lay n at 5
o'cl ik and interim I I t the
v * - v bits .s am b] har par
..... gad .U*?. *.all al oilver,
one sister, Mrs. Robert Singleton, who
lives lust out beyond Qreen Swamp,
and two brothers. Jeeale Boawell of
Silver tnd Willie Boswell of Salters.
She had been married for about four
yeari, but leaves no children.
Hope Osrwt Club Meets.
Wednesday afternoon the Hope
Chest club m?-t with Miss Mi bei Bow?
man at her home on West Hampton
avenue and spent a very enjoyable
hour making pretty things for the
"Hop* Cheat '' A dellgh'ful sal . 1
course end lee tes was served during
the ewnlng and waa much enjoyed.
Marriage Uri'UMe lb * ord
Marring* Ilt en? eg ggfl issued to
th* follow Ing colored < .- iples Wed
nesday and Thunnltv morning:
Thomm hrtdle;-, Jr. l'.r<?gdon. and
Lula Spann, Sumter; Munson Mc
I ? . i , ? ' J..M,-phine ' ?a is, ( >su vK'>,
William Dlxon and Bylls I'.oykln. Sum
' ??am \b l ade en a ul Nellie Hol?
It** I I -ta e Tr in-fers.
H. J Harby to Vlrp.ll Wilson, tract
of II acres knowr ms "Pollard Phu .','
It Ii lifl-tr to (; M I'.elM.r, his in
trrext in h t on Ca I .ion n street, $|||,
J L m' i ' i i ?jin to r gi rrvea Doar,
lot and buildings on ?'best nut Street,
-?t MTKK loribN MMtkl I
Correct**g Dally by
Ernest K'eid CggfM Huyer.
Humter. Nov. 14.
flood ml.1.1 kng 12 1-H.
Strict middling 12.
Middling 11 7-H.
M keg ml: tttag 11 5-S.
Lggj middling 11 1-1.
staple eatesg i : ito u.
?w ^ork OghsBa Market.
Mgg York. No\ 14.
January.1 1 ?". 1 ?',.r,
Mar? h.11 V7
i ? mbei I I '? l
And still the wirk in town goe*
merrily on f"h ? gagSI or more
j*t< re* whl<*h are helm* lompbted at
various places In the elty are being
o< ? ipled as rapidly as the tenants can
begi -?nd gart ggf nhtrtod op oth?
er Stores lo keep things going
WILSON PRAISES PRESIDENT.
Governor IHh'Ihh?* Tali * Speech to
Vt D. C. a Very GeSasgoejs, Utter?
Princeton. N. J., Nov. 13.?President
elect Wilson today read the address
(l? h\? r? d hy President Taft yesterday
to the Daughters of the Confederacy
In which Mr. Taft predicted that un?
der a Democratic administration the
South would have a greater share in
the national government and that sec?
tional lines would disappear.
"It was a very generous speech,"
remarked Mr. Wilson.
RESULTS IN STATE ELECTION.
State Commissioners of Election Tub?
The .State Commissioners of Elec?
tion for Sumter County met Tuesday
and made a tabulation of the votes
cast in the fourteen precincts in the
lo neral Election of last Tuesday. The
tabulation showed the vote to be very
light throughout the county as was
The tabulation showed the various
county and State officers to have re?
ceived votes as follows:
For State officers: Governor. Cole
L. Hlease. 76?; Lieutenant Governor,
c A. Smith. 780; Secretary of State,
R. M. McCown, 729; Attorney General,
Thos. H. Peeples, 724; Treasurer, Car?
ter. 727; Comptroller General, A. W.
Jones, 728; Superintendent of Edu?
cation, J. E. Swearlngen, 789; Ad?
jutant and Inspector General, W. W.
Moore. 728; Ktillroad Commissioner,
J. G. Richards. 745; Commissioner of
Agriculture, E. J. Watson, 745; So?
licitor. P. H. Stoll, 807.
For County officers: House of ll^p
resentatives. Epps, Dick and Heiser,
7"?5 each; Supervisor. Pitts, 740; Su?
perintendent of Education, Hayns?
worth, 752; Sheriff. Hradford, 923;
Clerk of Court. Scarborough. 923; Cor?
oner. Flowers, 840.
For the issue of bonds for a new
State Hospital for the Insane, 506,
ATTRACTS MUCH ATTENTION.
Many People Sec Steam Ditcher at
The steam ditcher was at work on
Kendrlck Street Tuesday afternoon
and Wednesday morning and there it
attracted a great deal of attention to
Itself as it shoveled away the top
dressing of rock on the streets and
then was turned around and started
back digging a three foot ditch be?
tween Magnolia and Harvln Streets.
The ditcher seemed to do some very
effective work and handled the earth
much more rapidly than two score
hands could have done In the same
time. Of course its progress uas very
slow, but its slowness did not affect in
any way Its effectiveness. The ditch
on Kendrick street was dug out be?
tween Magnolia and Harvln streets
Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday
morning by 11 o'clock, and It was a
good clean ditch at that. The earth
was, piled on side of the ditch as
neatly as could have been wished for
as the ditcher went along.
Wednesday morning the ditcher
was moved up Main Street to Calhoun
street where It begun operations be?
tween that and Warren streets. Out?
side of nuiking considerable noise and
frightening a few horses, the ditcher
bus shown itself to be a very ser?
McCOMRS VISITS STATE.
Off tor Month's Vacation in South Car?
olina? Headquarters Kept Open.
Neu York. Nov. IS,?Chairman
William F, MoComba has left for ?
tnont.i i \a? ation in South Carolina,
to which he has beer? looking forward
eagerly since election night. Demo?
rata- headquarters here will bo kept
open at bast until January 1, by
Which lime II Will have been decided
whether the committee will have Its
permanent OfBceS in tb,s city or In
Washington or In both pi n es
Mr MoComba exact destination has
not been given out.
Organization of a Sunday School
The undersigned having been ap?
pojated bj tbe Fust Baptist Church,
I.neidet the advisability of sstab?
liahlng I Sunday school iti the south?
western part of the city, llnds that the
m ho.,1 is not ,.niy needed( but earnest*
Is desired by the community, and will
therefore upon the authority vested
In them by tin- said First Hapflst
Church, proceed to organise a Sun?
day School on South Sabm Avenue,
between Rurtlette Street and Oakland
aveuuo, in th. bulldlni rec4?ntly <? ?
eupled by Sumter Rubber Works, at
It o'cta k Sunday afternoon. NoVem?
? eir J7th, Itl|,
We desire the presence and sup?
port of all who ;tre Interested.
Dsn p Cuttlnn,
Wm L Melllchamp,
1 KICHTON A WONDER
How stogjOfi Lad i haul leg cd Universi?
ty lTolosor lo Iiitolleviual Duet
Whonovor we pick up a modern
novel in which the sturdy hero is the
paragon of all the virtues we often
?peak of him as being a regular Ad- |
m Ira bit Crlchton. Tins, it must be .
admitted, is very high pre lee, for the
real Admirable one was a phenomenon
whose equal la seldom found outside
the covers of a "Graustark." or a
"Fred Fearnaught." Mentally, aa
well as physically, he had all his con?
temporaries gasping for help; he
made all the university professors
look like simps and boneheads, and
the ancient hopes for dueling honors
threw up the sword.
Crichton's real name was James,
and he was the son of the lord advo?
cate of Scotland in the reign of Queen
Mary and James VI. He was born
about 1557 or 1600 at Eliock House
on Ellockburn, Drumfries- shire. His
mother was descended from the
Scotch royalty. Crlchton received his
early education at Perth school and
completed his studies at the University
of St. Andrews, where he took his M.
A. degree at the age of 14.
Before he was 20 years old Chrlch
ton had mastered all the sciences and
could speak and write ten languages,
in addition to his own. Not being
satisfied with such puerile attain?
ments as this he excelled in riding,
dancing, fencing. painting, singing
and playing on all musical instru?
ments. Of course, it was just his luck
that football hadn't become really fa?
mous. On leaving college he went
abroad to improve himself by travel?
ing. His biographers fail to say in
what respect he would improve him?
self. He seems to have fairly well
covered the ground.
Anyway he went to Paris and. ac?
ta rding to the custom of the high
browgj he placed large placards on
the gates of the university, challeng?
ing the professors and learned men of
the city to dispute with him in all
branches of literature, art and science
and offered to give answers in any of
the following languages: Hebrew,
Syrian, Arabic, Greek, Latin, Spanish,
French, Italian, English, Dutch,
Flemish and Slavonic and either in
prose or verse, at the option of his
antagonist. This was rather a large
assignment for the Admirable to give
himself, but he didn't seem to be wor?
ried. He spent the time Intervening
before the day in amusement, kind
not stated, which would be an Inter?
esting fact. His idea of amusement
may have been deciphering ancient
All the professors and wise men
thought this was fruit, and that they
j would show this young upstart up.
Un the day appointed more than three
thousand persons assembled to see
his discomfiture. Fifty masters dug
out all the musty old volumes they
could find and asked him the most
intricate questions imaginable. Hut
Crlchton answered them all with sin?
gular accuracy without hatting an
eye and in the language required.
Pour celebrated doctors of the church
then ventured to dispute vith hiui on
religious topics, but he refuted every
argument they advanced.
A sentiment of terror mingled with
gdmlfgtion at this remarkable exhibi?
tion. In vain the schoolmen tried to
trip him up, but they bad no luck.
The performance lasted from 9 o'clock
in the morning until *? o'clock at
night. At its conclusion, instead of
getting back at him by crying take,
and branding him ai n fraud, the
professors all showed that they were
good sports by giving Crlchton a dia?
mond ring and a purse of gold and
saluted him with the proud title of
? The Admirable Crichton!"
Just to show that he wasn't a
grind and nothing else, he went to a
tilting match in the Louvre ,and In
the presence of the prlncesi of
France and a great many fair wo?
men, he bore away the ring fifteen
times, and ? broke away as many
lancet on the Baracen," After this
afternoon'! recreation he went to
Lome and disputed in the presence of
the pope, when he again put his au?
dience on 111 bu k by his wonderful
endowments, Prom there be went to
Venice ami Inscribed four Latin
poems to Aldus Manutlus, the young?
er, For this he was called 'the
prodigy of nature" by the Imperial?
ists. Just for that he delivered a
wonderful oration to prove thai tiny
hadn'l -ailed him thi^ In a Molden
burst of enthusiasm, and disputed
with ail the llterar) guns of the city.
Having no more highbrows to con?
quer In Venice, Crlchton went to Pa?
dua. The profeaaors <'f the university
assemble,! to di, him honor, and on
being Intrduced to them be .e..k all
the wind out of ti.eir sails i>>- making
an extemporaneous poem in praise of
their fair city and Its beautiful boule
VardS, ?>f course, this put him in
rlghl al Ho- very star! He then dis?
puted With th. m for >dX bouts atid at
the conclusion of this apree delivered
an unpremeditated speech in defense
of Ignorance, just to make the pro.
feaaors feel food.
Then to prove that he had no haul
feeling! against any of them on ac?
count of their poor showing in the
disputes, he offered to point out be?
fore the university the innumerable
errors in the philosophy of Aristotle,
and to expose the ignorance of his
commentators, as well as to refute
the opinions of certain celebrated
mathematicians, In the common logi
' cai method, or by numbers of mathe?
matical figures and by a hundred dif- i
ferent kinds of verses* He performed.'
this stupendous task with one hand,
to the admiration of every one. Qeo.
Bernard Shaw in his wildest moments
never had anything <an the Admirable.
After defecting a famous phil0SQ>
pher in a debate (he was awfully
long on debates) Crichton went ti? J
Mantua. There lue heard about a Ca
mous gladiator who had won renown
by killing several antagonists. This
rival for the limelight got on the
Admirable's nerves and to punish him
for stealing aLl his thunder Crkchton
challenged him to a combat. This
gladiator had conquered the mwst fa?
mous fencers in Burops, but a little
thing like that didn't fpaze the
When the day for the tight came
the duke and the whole court were
there. Crichton encountered his an?
tagonist with much skill and dexter?
ity and ran him through the body in
three places just for luck, of which
wounds the gladiator accommodating?
ly died. The victor decided that the
plain fight wouldn't make quite en?
ough press notices for him, so he
generously bestowed the prize on the
widows of ths men the gladiator had
The duke was so struck with Crich
ton's talents and acquirements that
he made him tutor to his son, Vin
centio di Gonago, a prince of tur?
bulent disposition and licentious man?
ners. Young Vincentio was the
pride of the drinking classes. For the
entertainment of his patron Crich?
ton struck out on a new tack and
composed a comedy, a kind of satire
on the follies and weaknesses of man?
kind, in which he himself played
tifteen parts. This was, of course,
a simple thing for the Admirable.
One night in the festivity of the
carnival Crichton was wandering
through the streets playing upon a
guitar (the one awful blight on his
character), when he was attacked by
ix persons in masks. Whether or not
the music was the cause of the at?
tack historians do not say. Anyhow,
the Admirable dispersed all his as?
sailants with his trusty blade and dis?
armed their leader, who, pulling off
h!s mask begged his life, saying: "1
am the prince, your pupil!'' Crich?
ton pulled off his first bonehead by
falling on his knees and presenting
his sword to she prince. He ex?
pressed great sorrow for having
fought, but pleaded self-defense. But
QogsagOi who was about four sheets
in the wind and inflamed with pas?
sion at his being disarmed by a
school teacer, plunged the weapon
into Crlchton's heart.
Thus the Admirable Crichton was
killed by a drunkard in a street brawl.
Some say he was then 32 years old,
while others declare he was only 22.
His death caused much sorrow, as
well as excitement and the whole
court of Mantua went Into mourning
for him for nine months. Innumer?
able elegies and epitaphs were struck
off for this wonderful phenomenon,
and young OonSSgO was forced to
sign the pledge.?Kansas City Star.
THREW CHILD IN RIVER.
Couple Wanted a Girl. So Tossed Hoy
Cincinnati, .Nov. 13.?Disappointed
because their 10-day-old boy was a
boy when they wanted a girl, Fred
Kipp and his wife, sach -0 years old,
wrapped the child a shawl ami
tossed him Into the Ohio river, The)
were arrested late last night and the
husband confessed, blaming his wife
for wanting to dispose of the child.
Kansas has reason to be proud of
her remarkable temperance record. In
thirty years prohibition has reduced
drinking to a minimum und prac?
tically emptied her jails. The per
capita consumption of liquors in
Kansas is m>w $1.48 a year as com?
pared With $-1 In Missouri. llliter
acy has been reduced from ninety
four per cent to less than two per
cent, ami this small amount Is almost
entirely among the foreign element.
Pauperism has been made a negligible
quantity, there being only one pauper
to every 3,000 ? f the population, One
half of the county jails were absolutely
empty In July, 1011. Of 105 Institu?
tions for the feebie-miiubd. ninety
six have n.? Inebriates and thirty-eight
county poor farms have no inmates, it
Is idle to ask K.itis.is if prohibition
prohibits, An experience of thirty
years proves that it not onlj prohibits
largely the sab- and, consumption of
liquors, but has red ? d to a mini?
mum poverty, Insanity and crime.- -
1 ?eslit S W eekly.
TA BRED GIRL THREATENED.
Minnie 141 Valley Itaccivcfs Letter
Menacing Death If Alleged Assail?
ant*. Are ConvtlteoV,
Norwalk, Ohio, Nov. L3L?Minnie La
Vfalley, the 19-year-olaV girl <.m whose
tnmplalnt that she was tarred six
Waat Clarksfteld residents axe ?m trial
here, received today an anonymous
not*- threatening her with, death in
case the accused members ut the tar?
ring party are convicted. Perry H.
Panlmore, the I,a Valley girl's sweet?
heart, was the prosecution's main wit?
ness today. He testified that he had
been told to cease calling on Miss La
Valley and that HUL Smith, a consta?
ble, who Is one of the defendants,
warned him: "We intend to stop Min?
nie seeing men trom other places or
' stop her clock, and we'll give them
worse than she got. You stay out of
How Did You Die.
I>id >'<>u tackle that trouble that came
With a resolute heart and cheerful.
I >r hide. yojUK face from the light of
With a craven soul and fearful?
' Oh ,a trouble is a ton, or a trouble is
I Or a trouble is what you make it,
1 And it isn't the fact that you're hurt
j But only?how did you take it.
Y'ou are beaten to earth,? Well, well,
Come up with a smiling face.
U's nothing against you to fall down
Hut to lie there?that's disgrace.
The harder you're thrown, why, the
the harder you bounce;
He proud of your blackened eye!
tl isn't the fact that you're licked
It's how did you fight?and why?
And though you be done to the death,
If you battled the best you could,
If you played your part in the
world of men,
Why The Critic will call it good.
Death comes with a crawel. or cornea
with a pounce,
And whether he is slow, or spry,
It isn't the fact that you're dead that
But only?how did you die?
Compiled Fully With the Law.
Fred Newell, owner of the Canto,
Pa., Sentinel, has liled with the post
Offlce department a statement In com?
pliance with the newspaper publicity
law, in which he pokes fun at the re?
quirement. After giving the informa?
tion that he is the owner, inan;iging
editor, bUtlnCtSJ manager, and publish-,
er of the Sentinel, Mr. Newell says:
"It is not required by the act of
congress but we do not mind telling
the postmaster general that we also
own a lawn mover, and have a limited
amount of stock in two different tele
phono companies. A dog locally
known as "Nigger" tags us around
sometimes, but we disclaim all owner?
ship of or responsibility for him. Said
dog sleeps on the mat by our front
door when he don't sleep somewhere
else. He comes to our house w hen we
have chicken for dinner, and he
climbs up and licks our hands and
face when he wants a favor. At oth?
er times he don't know us. Said dog
is a pretty good politician. We don't
know what he is running for, but the
last we saw of him he was running
from a chunk of wood we threw at
him because he played tag with our
undershirt hanging on the clothesline.
"We are a Taft man and we wear
false teeth. We used to go to Bun
"If there is any further Information
that the postmaster general wants in
regard to us or Canton Sentinel, he
is respectfully referred to the police."
It is state,l that Mr. Joe White
succeeded this sear in growing over
BOO bushels of potatoes on one acre
of land. He made so many that he
did not know what to do with them, so
he dug only every other row and
turned his hogs on the balance. From
the rows that he dug he obtained
something more than l<?n bushels, so
it is certain that the total yield of the
a, re must have been In excess of BOO
bushels, as stated.
The Florence Tinos says "we
could not have selected a better man
for president of the state chamber
of Commerce than Richard I. Man?
ning." This is correct. Richard (.
Manning can till any office in the
State with credit to himself and bon?
er t.. tin position. Orangeburg Times
Cloth Made From Seaweed.
Hy a process recently developed In
England a very desirable cloth is made
from the fiber of postdonla australis, a
species of seaweed found In the south
Brn sens. El pert men tl made at Man
ehester university show that the fiber,
after treatment, Is soft, pliable, strong,
much like wool in Its disposition to
curl and twist, and easy to spin in its
I raw state. It takes dye well, except
SCHOOLS OF SIMTER COl'XTY.
Extract from Annual Ilc|M>rt of Cuun
1} StqurinLcndoni '* Edtu-atlon
To the. HonorabUt J. E. Swearingen.
Stet? Superintendent of Education:
Id.addition to my annual report al
resdy ae.nt in, please let DM a?ld the
Th?: Deed of educatlOB and how to
advance it are live topic* in Sumtcr
COttJlty. The old idea that an educa?
tion was only for the well-off or lot
those that want< d to take some parti
c'AJar profession is fast giving way to
th* realization that an education ia
needed by every man and woman, no
matter what the walk in life may be
The walk may be humble, but th?
people are beginning to feel that it i
out so much what a man does, bu
how he doea it, and what be is himself
that Counts. An educated artisan is a
much needed as an educated artist
and so wita all kinds of labor. Le
the man or the woman add dignity t
the work so that the time will soo
come when all honest labor will ti
quire trained miuda eg well as trair
It has been my pleasure to have tl
school trustees organize, forming tl
Sumter County Trustees' Associatlo
This association meets four times
year and many questions of intere
concerning the schools are discussed.
An effort is being made to have, from
actual survey, a map of the County,
showing schools and school, districts,
with other things of interest to the
county at large.
We have in this county a live Rural
improvement Association, besides the
regular Teachers' Association. These
two Associations have great plans for
the coming year. The work last year
was somewhat a failure on account of
A little too much leniency in the
system in previous years has made it
a little hard for the present superin?
tendent to be quite as exacting as he
might like to be, but he feels that
improvement is being made.
Consolidation of the schools is hav?
ing its place in the minds of the peo?
ple, and already it is working to a
marked degree of success in Privateer
township with the Bethel School. Two
I wagons were used last year, and car
ried about tifty children; the enroll?
ment of the school being a little over
one hundred. Others will consolidate
at other places this year. The school
"Field Day" in April was a wonderful
success?a great many schools won
prizes, but the Bethel Consolidated
School won the tlajr? which showed
the advantage of being able to grade
the children properly, with many
Constant work among the people to
keep them aroused is what is needed,
so that they will demand better con?
ditions. Seven districts have added
additional levies of late, making
fifteen districts out of twenty-two,
with extra levies. Seven election:!, and
not u single failure, is indeed ercour
aging. Look to Sumter County to do
something for the great cause ol edu?
cation, and she will not disappoint
J. Herbert Haynsworth,
County Superintendent of Education.
TO LEAVE FOR CHARLESTON. ?
Battleships of Atlantic Squadron Will
Depart for port to Feature "Fleet
Norfolk, Vs., Nov. 13.?The battle?
ships of the Atlantic fleet under Rear
Admiral osterhaus. n .w in Hampton
Roads, began preparations today for
their departure Friday morning for
Charleston, where they go for par?
ticipation in "fleet week" there. From
Charleston the ships are exported to
return to Hampton Roads, where they
will probably remain until they dis?
perse to their home stations for
In Ci\il Court.
The ease of <\ M. Dorn against the
Western Union Telegraph company
was commenced Thursday morning in
the court of Common Pleas. The case
is one where Porn is suing for dam?
ages because of the Tioti-deli\?TV of
funds wired from here to him in At?
I am offering the I*. B, Seymour
place*In Concord Township consisting
of 30 3-4 acres for sale under division.
For particulars, apply to E. 1>. Hodge.
Trustee, Alcolu, s. c.
GeOe H. Hurst
VKDluRT AKEH \M? I.MIIM.MI K.
Prompt attention to day or night
VI OLD .1. D. CHAD. STAND. 202 V
D?l Phone 5:10. Night Plvone 201.