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CoDMlMUed A*r. 8,188 \ "1 1 ? Cbt tftebman airt Southron. +Uh***? Wvteday and Saturday ?BY? I1IBU8HING COMPANY Iumt?r. s. a Tnerus: M ]Mr annum?in advance. Insertion.$1.00 4 insertion.60 for three months, or Wttl ba made at reduced rates. All eommunlcatlons which sub artaata tatareats wlU ha charged k a4tnrtleements. Ofcftaarlaa and tributes of respects for. I uiisjuu n Kiieo. OmC TOWN DESTROYKl>, ANOTH? ER PARTLY RAZED. I Loa? of Life Hovpre In Mexl Continue. Mexico City July 30.--With Chll paaoisngo destroyed and Acapulco tartly raaod and the loan of life prob teasatlcal, central Mexico from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from Quer eato oa tha north to Oaxaoa on the ?south, aa area of more than 1.000 square allies, was shaken at an early hoar today by a series of the moot sc ?ara earth ^hocks felt In that region for the past quarter of a century Tha quake was severe In Mexico City, bat not prolific in destruction. Reports telling of the loss of life are meagre, but the official figures than far given show 14 kffeed and than score mortally Injured. While word comes from O. Poyro* ?rican comemrclal traveler at tnclango, Guerrero, that thai ras deetroyed and tl:c Irrha Ul? tra living In the open, suffering elements, the loss of Itfn Is ^finitely known. The shucks at Ohllardlango tenlghc. ssjhtarranean rumbHngs and TTffhtnlng, rain and hail. Acapulco. Guerrero, was partly rased, hut the .extent of the damage Is not known as communication with that part of the republic Is not well aatablu?? od. DRY AND < LKAN. 'will Coatln TVtla the ProhibltlonlHt* ft hat They Ought to I>o ami Make* A F*w Red Hot Remark* About TV Social Ctsjga and Respectable Dunkard*. Why don't some of you big prohibi? tionists tell the people of Sumter f County what you want? Lots of peo? ple would vote If they know what they are voting for. It la true that you eU want to run the dispensary out? That Is where the negro and laboring class of people get their 11 qaor. It won't do any good to run the dlsvensary out. If you want prohi? bition you ought to clean them all out What I mean by that Is these club rooms. But how are you going to get at the club rooms? The clubs are made up of our senators, our lawyer*, our beat men. They have the liquor there and there * Is no law In the world to reach them. And If you run the dispensary out the club room* will grow, there will be more club room*, there will be more young men Joining the clubs than ever before. 1 We don't car* so much about the** old heads. They are like a knot on a *log anyhow. You can't do any? thing with them and you never will. What we are after Is the young men. the rising generation and the protec tlon of our sweet mothers ann wives and our beautiful daughters. Any man In South Carolina that won t protect his wife und home Is no man at all Ninety per cent of all our troubles are reused from liquor and you all know it too, and It Is no use to try to hide behind a three-cent pl .ee. because the ladles of South Carolina can s.-e you. If you want to hide, go out of South Carolina. We don't want any drunkards In South Carolina. What we want to do In to make a clean sweep. (Mean the City of Sumter of then* drone.*, these r?d noaed whl*key sign?', all these gamb? ling saloons, these drinking holes, and the wlfe-and-chlldren-nymbrer. the dispensary. / WILLIAM UK A C UK? ARD COSTIN. Sumter, 8. C July SI. 1909. Zach McOh?e, the Washington cor? respondent of the Columbia Stab- will sail from New York on Saturday f?u Queenstown and for three months Will travel In foreign lands. Mr. Me Ohee's purpose In going abroad at thl i time Is to write a series of letters to home papers on the workings of the tariff In Kurope He muy be gone three or f ?ur months. shed April, 1850. 'lie Just an h_SU& ! STATE VI HAH IMME*. NEW MOVE MADE BY DISPEN? SARY WINDING-VP COM? MISSION. Notice Filed In United States Court Of a Motion for a Decree In Cane* Drought by Liquor Firma and Pass? ed on by Ute V. s. Supreme Court, And Also That an Inquiry as to Damage* Resulting From the In Junction Orders Obtained Against The Commission Will be Sought. Charleston, July 31.?That the 9tate will make a vigorous effort to obtain damages ad a result of the In? junction obtained by several liquor firms against the dispensary wlnding up commission la evidenced by a no? tice Med in the United States Circuit Court yesterday by the attorneys for the commission, Messrs. J. Fr?ser Ly? on, W. F. Stevenson and B. L. Abney, to the effect that a motion will be made on August 9 for an order of In? quiry aa to the damages and also for a final decree In the cases. The mo? tion will be made In the consolidated case of Wilson Distilling Company against W. J. Murray and others. The notice filed yesterday Is as fol? lows: "To Wilson Distilling Company, Gallagher & Burton, Jack Cranston Company. complainants, and to Messrs. Barnard, George B. Lester and H. C. Chedester, Frank Carter and T. Moultrie Modecal, their solici? tors, and to American Bonding Com? pany, of Baltimore, and the Fidelity and Guaranty Company, of Baltimore, sureties on their bonds: "Notice is hereby given you that the mandate from the United States Supremo Court was filed and entered in the United States Circuit Court at Charleston, and that on the 29th day of July. 1909, counsel for the defend? ant filed in said causes a formal mo? tion for decree, a cop;, ?f which said motion is hereby, served upon you, and you are farther notifie* that said motfon will be called up and final de? cree asked in said causes on the !>th day of August. 1909, according to said mandate, and for an order of in? quiry as to the damages resulting from the Issuance of the injunction orders set out in the proposed decree herewith servd upon you, at which time said motion will be heard, or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard by the Court." Following is the motion of the de? fendants: "Now comes the defendants, W. J. Murray and others, and show to the Court that the above consolidated causes wer? commenced in this Court and that after certain proceedings were taken and had an appeal was carried to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, and then to the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals was reversed and the causes remanded to this Court, with directions to dismiss the bills of complaint, and that such execution and further proceedings be had in said causes, and in conformity with the opinion and decree of the Court as according to right and jus? tice and the laws of the United States, ought to be had: that on the 26th day of May. 1909. said mandate issued and was filed and entered of record In said causes in this Court on the 28th day of May. 1909. "The defendants now move the Court for judgment of dismissal as in said mandate contained and for such other and further proceedings as may he necessary that*Justiee may be done to the parties." HAI It WO KM MOSQUITO'S ENEMY New Orleans May Use Annelid In Fighting Fever Disseminator. New Orleans. August 1.-A new method to he employed in the cru? sade against the mosquito which In? sect, accredited with helng the means of spreading yellow fever, has heen fought unremittingly by Nev Orleans for the past several years, |s being ac? tivity urged by Councilman Frawley. of this city, whosf theory is to net an insect to catch an insect. He Mttrtt that this principle has the bucking ? ?f the United States murine hO0pH ?I service. "It has been proved." declared Councilman Frawley, "that what is commonly known as the hair worm hah a family feud with the mosquito. We -b<?uUl confront the mosuulto with this worm. We should convey the latter in large quantities to the swamps, morass, s. gutter s and cM tortM and leave them In soak to wait for their hereditary enemies." It remains to be ucen whether or not tho councilman's suggestion will meet with practical acceptance. d Fear not-~l<et all the ends Thou A In L T ER. S. O.. WEDNE REF0BEST1HS THE SOUTH. NEW PLANTING PLAN TO HE TRIE1> AT GHANITEVILLE. Renewal of the Southern Ptne Forests Depends Upon Adequate Fire Pro teetion and Coservative Lumbering ?Loblolly Pine Plantations Estab? lished by Seeding. Washington, July 30.?The yellow pines of the Eastern and Southern States are being cut at the rate of 13. 000,000,000 board feet a year. The to? tal stand at this time is aproximateiy 40.000.000,000 board feet. One discouraging condition on cut over lands in the Southren States is the lack, for various causes, of ade? quate young growth. Much of the cut-over land has grown up to scrub oakg with very little or widely scat? tered pine reproduction. A realiza? tion of these unfavorable conditions is becoming apparent all thorugh the South, and there is a manifest inter? est in reforesting such lands. Successful renewal of Southern pine forest lands depends essentially upon conservative lumbering and adequate protection from fire. The problem of Are protection, however, is goth a se? rious and a difficult one. Reforestation of Southern pine lands can probably be effected by di? rect seeding, but such efforts would prove futile unless the lands were protected against fire. The forest ser? vice has made plans for several pri? vate land owners and companies in the South for direct sowing of pine seed on the permanent sites. Because of the more rapid growth of . loblolly pine It is preferred where the soil and moisture conditions are favorable. The feasibility of establishing loblolly pine plantations by sowing seed broad? cast, on prepared ground, has been determined by experiments and by observation on the natural reseedlng of this tree on abandoned fields. The perpetuation of loblolly pine on sites suited to it is therefore no* a matter >f muth concern. But there arc vast *reas on whP'h the less exacting but slower growing long leaf pine is the only one that will thrive. Artificial regeneration of longleaf pine, either by sowing seed or by transplanting seedlings, is still Jn the experimental stage. Longleaf pine seedlings grow Very slowly in height for the first four to six years, but in the meantime de? velop long fleshy taproots. This haMt of rrowth makes it very difficult M transplant them successfully and makes some method of direct seeding necessary. A planting plan for the lands of the Graniteville Manufacturing Company, CJraniteville. S. C, has just been pre? pared by the forest service. The plun provides for drrect seeding of loblolly and longleaf ptqes on abbut 500 acres. It recommends that loblolly pine seed be sown broadcast on the cleared lands which occur on the lower shopes. Longleaf pine seed is to be planted on the high sandy land In seed pints, prepared about she feet apart each way. The plan also In? cludes detailed directions for prepar? ing the ground and sowing the seed. It is estimated that the cost of planting will be about $8.50 per acre for braadcast sowing of loblolly pine, land about $6.35 per acre for seed plot ' planting of longleaf pine. A conserva? tive estimate of the time required to produce merchantable crops, the yield of each pine am the total cost of producing lumber, per thousand board feet, compounding the initial Investment at four per cent are about as follows: Loblolly pine, forty-year rotation, 19,000 board feet per acre; cost per M board feet, $3.65. Longleaf pine, seventy-year rota? tion. 17.000 board feet per acre; cost per M. board feet. $9.67. Thus anything above $3.65 for lob? lolly stumpage value for longleaf pine advances considerably, planta? tions of this pine will yield consider? ably less than a 4 per cent return. On UlC basis of the estimate the cost at 3 per cent, compound interest would be $4.4 7 per M board feet. Six dwelling houses, valued at $7. 000 and owned by Ernest B. Luther, Wart burned in Columbia Friday. A three-year-old child of Ed Ryan, ((?lined, at Johnston was shot and killed by the accidental discharge of 1 gun in the hands of Frank Miles, colored) aged 10 years. If agio Hanged m Greenwood* Greenwoodi July 10.??Marsh Wash? ington, a negro aged about 30, was huni here today for tin- murder last July <>! hli paramour, There were no u.iusual feature! Of the hanging. WaahtngtOn was 0OO] and collected, And went to the fallOWl without a tremor. t ist at be thy Country'.*, Thy God's an '?SPAY. AUGUST 4. 1 COTTON ADVANCED" I PRICES CLIMBED IX OVERSOLD MARKET. Crop Advices Seem Dullish?Many Believe That Government Report Will Act as Incentive to Upward Movement. New York, July 30.?Mainly owlnf lo unfavorable crop reports and a sold out and oversold condition of tht market cotton prices, after some ir? regularity, advanced sharply. The drift of the crop advices is such that very many look for a bullish govern? ment report next Monday. The July condition was 74.6 per cent and the August condition sometimes falls con? siderably below that of July. The question is whether the recent rains In Texas and some Improvement east of the Mississippi river may not have caused some increased condition dur? ing July. Some traders think they have. Many, however, incline to the belief that there has been little or no Improvement and that if this turns out to\ be so, much higher prices are Inevitable. Special newspaper re? ports of late have been of a kind to stimulate bull speculation. They have come from the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama as well as from Mississippi and Louisiana and talk of a crop of only 11,500,000 to 12,000,000 bales has grown louder, based on the axiom that an August condition below 80 per cent has invariably meant a *;mall crop. It is true that the acreage Is now some 32,000,000 acres as contrasted with an area In former years of 25, 0000,000 to 30,000,000, but it is worthy of remark th^t even in 1907 with an area officially given as 32, 060,000 acres and an August condi? tion of 75?about what Is now look? ed for?the crop was only 11,375,000 bales. Crops of 13,500,000 bales and over in the last five years have only been raised in years when the Au? gust condition was 82.9 to 91.6. The previous high record crops of about 11,250,000 bales in 1897 and 1898 on areas of 24,275,000 to 24,967,000 acres were produced on August con? ditions of from 86.9 to 91.2 per cent. But low August conditions have never yielded good crops. Meantime speculation is on the qui vlve for that report from Washington on August 2. Even if bullish, it may be follow? ed by a reaction in prices, but the. consensus is that a report pointing to a relatively small crop?that is, 12. 000.000 or below?will be the signal gun for another outburst of bullish speculation. Meantime trade is slowly improv? ing. Exports of cotton goods are more than double those for the san e time last year, spinners' takings run well ahead of those of last year week by week, an the visible supply id de ct easing much more rapidly than a ytar ago. On the other hand, exist? ing supplies are still large, spinners on many cases hold aloof, Europe insists that Its trade is poor and the price of raw cotton is at least rela? tively If not absolutely high. Late in the week price movements were confined to rather narrow limits, on account of nervousness regarding the government report. Western houses sold, and commission houses sold for profits, whereas Wall street was buying. For a time firmness was created by the National Ginners' re? port, making the crop condition 71.7 per cent, which was followed by an estimate from a local statistician of 71 per cent. A prominent commis? sion house placed the condition at 73.8 per cent. On the other hand, while many had expected another lo? cal statistician to issue a bullish esti? mate, the figures were found to be 75 when the report finally came out. Liverpool reported a large spot bus? iness at a material advance. FALLING GUN KILLS CHILD. Little Daughter of Darlington Man Meets Sad End. -/ Darlington, July 30.?The children of Mr. Watson Baker, while playing with a watermelon, rolling it around the room, rolled it against a gun that was standing in a corner of the room, causing the gun to finll and be dis? charged. The load entered the breast Of the 4-year-old daughter Of Mr. lin? ker, killing her Instantly. Coroner 11. Q, Parnell viewed the remains, but decided an Inquest was not necessary. A negro named johin Wallace, liv? ing over the Laurens line was arrest? ed Thursday by Constable Williams on a warrant sworn out before Magis? trate Chappell, charging him with forging the name of Tom Byrd to an order for an express package of liquor at IK. ds and hen selling the liquor. i Truth's." THE TRU 909. New Sei HIB! BREAKS RECOID. ORVILLE WRIGHT AND LIEUT. FOULOIS MAKE SPEEDY FLIGHT. Most Difficult Flight Ever Planned For Aeroplane?Speed Over 42 Miles Per Hour. Washington, July 30.?Orville Wright this evening attained the zen? ith of hard earned success. Tn a 10 mile cross-country flight in the fa? mous aeroplane built by himseif and his elder brother, Wilbur, accompani? ed by Lieut. Benjamin D. Foulois, an intrepid officer of the army signal corps, he not only surpassed the speed regulations of his contract with the ^United States government, but ac? complished the most difficult and daring flight ever plannd'for a heav ?ier-than-air flying machine. Inciden? tally he broke all speed records over a measured course, and he established beyond dispute the practicability of an aeroplane in time of peace and in time of war. His speed was over 42 miles an hour; he made the 10-mile flight from Fort Meyer and back in 14 minutes and 42 seconds, including the more I than 20 seconds required for the turn beyond the line at Shuter Hill, the southern end of the course. He at? tained a height in crossing the val? ley of Four Mile Run of nearly 500 feet and the average altitude of his practically level course was about 200 feet above the ground. FARMERS' UNION MEETING. Adopted Two Resolutions of Consid? er Importance. Columbia, July 31.?The last days* session of the Farmers' State Union was entered upon yesterday at 8:30 a. m., most of the delegates being present. Odds and ends of business left over ^om Thursday's session were finished. With the exception of the adoption of two resolutions ol more , than usual importance, nothing of any special interest was done. Both the resolutions referred to were ineroduced by Dr. J. H. Price, one being "that the executive com? mittee ebinstructed to appoint a vig ilant legislation committee, whos*; duty it shall be to aopear before the committees of the legislature to ad? vocate any measure which would in their judgment be to the interests ol the agricultural classes, and to oppose any measure detrimental to same." The other was "that a committee ol three be appointed to meet and form? ulate plans for financing the cottor crop," the committee being authori? zed to confer with any capitalists looking to perfecting these plans This last proposition met with some opposition, but it was finally carried by a large majority. At'l2 o'clock the convention ad? journed without a day. No time and place were set for the next annual meeting, as this matter is in the hands of the executive committee, which will announce time and place at some future day, but it may be re? marked in passing that an invitation was extended by the Greenville dele? gation, through its chairman, C. D. Smith, to the Farmers' State Union to meet in that city next year. Rradstreet's Weekly Review. New York, July 30.?Bradstreet's tomorrow will say: "More buyers are in evidence in leading markets and fall pob>'"*?; trade shows signs of getting unctt headway, but the vacation season, the imminence of the tariff bill settle? ment and the rapidity of recent price advances breed conservatism in many wholesale lines, pending clearer views of final crop out-turn. The prevj il ing uncertainty as to cotton prices, however, coupled with the high level of other commodity prices, introduces an element of unsettlem? nt which finds reflection in checking forward operations of large magnitude in cot? ton and some other lines, though here again it is to be noted that wool is active. "Industrial operations show en? largement, with iron and steel lead ing. There is a little more doing In the coal trade. "There is a trille less industrial un? rest in evidence than a week ago. Car-butlding concerns r. port large or? der*. There is more doing in the shoe trade. Business failures in the United states for the week ending July were against -.v.* last week, ami 2TT. in the like week of 1908." Joe Teams, a white man, is under irrest in Aeheville for stealing a horse from Mr. J. J. Pretwell, of An? derson. The horse was found in his possession and he admitted his guilt. E SOl'T. IUON, Established June, 18?? ?ies?Vol. XXIX. No 47 MOB RULE ENDS. SPANISH FORCES CRUSH IN? SURGENTS AFFER BLOODY FIGHTS. Terrible Fury of Women?News of Defeat of Revolutionists Causes Great Relief In Official Circles Fearful Reports of Savagery of Fight Confirmed?Moors Concen? trating for New Attack on Melilla. Madrid, July 30.?The news from Barcelona that the cavalry and troops have gained the upper hand and cap? tured the main bodies of the insur? gents and that only isolated bands are holding out in the suburbs* creates the greatest relief in official circles here. It was officially announced that the cavalry engaged at Barcelona had af? ter fighting desperately and success- 4 fully for a long time, surrounded the principal band of revolutionists. Many persons were killed in the fighting and the survivors surrender? ed to the troops. No figures are given of the casualties at Barcelona. Women Fight Desperately. Cerebre, France, via Spanish Fron? tier, July 30.?All the reports receiv? ed here from Spain confirm the ter? rible fury of the women throughout Catalonia. At Barcelona they fought behind the barricades with the men, urging them to fight to the death. Every? where they resisted the searches by the gendarmes for recruits for the re? serves, barring the doors of their houses and firing at the soldiers from the windows. Horrible stories are told of the merci? less fashion in which the churches and convents were sacked and burn? ed. At the Amer Carmelite convent, which was looted and burned the sis? ters barely escaped with their lives. Resistance at an End. Madrid, July 30.?The captain g.en> 1 eral of Barcelona-has telegraphed tha ; general staff at Madrid that all ths revolutionists have surrende' e-? aneV * , that he is now complete master of th?* situation. ' The number of the victims as a re . suit of fighting in the streets is very , high. Moors Withdraw From Melilla. i Melilla, July 30.?The Moors have [ withdrawn from the outskirits of this I city. It is believed they are concen? trating for a n;w effort. They burn [ ed hundreds of their dead whom they were unable to carry off. , After the tribesmen had retired, the * . sad work of burying the Spanish ? dead, which already were rotting ;n ?' the sun, was hurriedly- accomplished , in the ravine, where two columns of* I Spanish troops were ambushed, while trying to rescue a convoy. The trioind 1 was covered with heaps of cro^s. many of whom were mutilated after 1 death. Thj greatest o.?r fusion reigns at the army headqua. t.r.*, and the o-e; i worked staff seem-* demoralized. The eicaet figures of the c.cud and wound? ed since the heavy fighting broke out with th Moors are refused. Shelling Mount Guruga. Madrid, July 30.?Special dis? patches received here shortly after? noon from Melilla say that the Span? ish cruiser, Numancia, is now shell? ing the heights of Mount Guruga, which is swarming with Moors. LADY KILLED BY LIGHTNING. Mrs. J. W. Bickens, of Near Jones ville, Meets Sudden Death. Jonesville, July 30.?During a thunder storm about 9 o'clock last night, lightning struck the dwelling; house of Mr. J. W. Plckens, a mils from town, and killed Mrs. Picken? instantly. The bolt struck a stack chimney and ran down and spread out on both sides to the walls of the house and tore the weather-boarding and celling off in several pla I 9 Mrs. Tick ens had just got up from her sent and was passing through a door by the side of the fire place, when the bolt came down. She fell to the floor on her face dead. She just happened t<? be in the current, or she would perhaps have never been hurt. Her son-in-law, Josh Klrby, was sitting before the fireplace with a young; child in his lap and his wife sitting near him, and neither of them was hurt. Mrs. Bickens' husband was on a visit at Lockhart. Cecil lboom a prominent cltlsen ot Waxhaw, x. C, is charged with crim? inal assault on a young lady of the Y.m Wycke section of Lancaster County and Sheriff Hunter has a warrant for his arrest. Broom la said to have lied the country.