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Consolidated Aag. 2.188 Cbe l&attbiran anb Soutbton. Published \\ e?l ilos?lay and Saturday .-BT? 08TEEM PUBLISHING COMPANY SVMTKR, 8. C. Terms: $1.60 pfr annum?In advance. One Square first Insertion.$1.00 Brery subsequent Insertion.10 Contracts for three months, or longer will be made at reduced rates. All communications which sub-* serve private Interests will be charged far as advertisements. Obituaries and tributes of respects SfUl be charted for. 1 FARMING WITH BRAINS. Marked Progress In Methods and Fine Results Obtained. Editor Dally Item: We are told that "history repeats It's ?elf." So It Is with Privateer. For some years we ave been hard hit, but are coming to the front once again. The Improvements going on are a sure Indication of progress and pros parity. As stated In the early spring, sevatal progressive farmers, among these are Messrs. Waddell, Harvin and Jones have moved into, and ad? ded considerably to our community and have stimulated some of our al? ready goood farmers to better work. Just last week in company with two other farmers I went to see a prize acre of corn grown by Mr. Jones, who now owns and farms the place once owned by the late Capt D. B. Wells. We saw an acre of com worth any man's while to see, atid a generally good crop of cotton, corn and peas. We also saw his pasture with a lot of fins cows and hogs ready for the keife? I have had the pleasure of see? ing more of the crops and the stock of the township than usual, and must say that our farmers are awakening to the Importance of raising more grain and stock than ever before. The corn crop is the best I have ever seen. ?Mt only In condition but the acreage Bssjuoh larger than usual. The pea fc^lsdi Inli 4a*be iha .moaj^un lit ever produced here, and there ?re few farms this year that you will net eee a good crop of both pe.ivine hay. abd peas for seed or for fertilis? ing the land. I notice more potatoes planted and In better condition. The cotton crop Is rather spotted. Some good, some indifferent. One crop I think deserves especial mention as it Is the finest l have seen. Mr. J. B. Osteen Is the happy owner of th's crop. We first walked through one field of cotton of twenty acres or more that It was difficult to walk in four feet rows without knocking off bolls and breaking me ootton. Then ten acres mors nearly as good. Twenty five acres of corn that can't be beat In Privateer nor do I believe In the county, but the best of all was four acres of cotton "locked" in Ave and ?ra feat rows, averaging 4 IS to ? 1-$ feet high. Joe says If he does not get two bales per aere this year, he in? tends to have It the next time. This cotton has about ISO lbs of fertilisers and fifteen tons of cottonseed per aere. The corn is also highly ferti? lised. Who In the county can belt It? The many friends of Messrs. Luke M. Lackey. Jim Areln and Merry Christmas will be glad to her that they are all Improving In health. I think Privateer can boast of an old man as there Is in the county ninety-three in September. Our high school building i* near Ing completion and will be ready for use this term. A Privateer farmer sold the lira bale and perhaps the Vst five. We were all saddened by the dentil of our neighbor. Ben J. Jackson, whom we all esteemed very highly. The church and community will sals* him and some Of SI at least feel that our lives have been made brighter snd better by his lifo and friendship. A good man nas gone. Privateer. S. ('., Aug. 2T>. 1909. The Only Southern Shows. Tb? Mlghtv Haag Railroad Show?, which exhibit in this city on Aug. list, are the only shows backed bl Southern capital, owned by a South? ern gentleman and managed by Sooth* t-rn brains. Mr. Ernest Haag, owner of the show live* In Shreveport. Im., where lh? winter ?fffarters of the show arc. ind the pass word in Shrevepoit K M|el us go out to the Haag show wmS^ quarters." Rcmemlvr when attending th ? *tl?hty Haag Railroad Shows you are I "onlzlng the only Southern show traveling. Remember the day and date. ?Ited April, 1850. <lte Just an 1. BUI TRAGEDY OF THE DEEP. COLLISION OH MON TF\' 11>KO? STKA >IFR SINKS WITH MORE THAN 150 SOULS. Kntrsucc to Uragunyan Harbor Scene of Katastrophe When Ships Crash in Holling Sea. Montevideo. Auk 24.?In a driving rainstorm about 6 o'olock this morn? ing the Argentine excursion steamer Colombia and the North German Lloyd steamer Schlesslen collided ai the entrance of Montevideo harbor. The Colombia's bow was crushed In and she sank almost Immediately. Between 150 and r00 persons were killed or drowned. The Colombia carried about 200 passengers and a crew of 48 men. Most of the pasengers were asleep and panic followed the crash. Al? most Immediately small boats put out to the sinking steamer, but the work of rescue was rendered very difficult by the high sea. About 70 persons were brought ashore. Most of the dead are women and children. Among the survivors are men. The Colombia nas carrying excur? sionists from Buenos Aires to a festi? val at Montevideo, and the disaster has caused the keenest emotion. The ITraguayan government. In conse? quence, has postponed the fetes ar? ranged for the celebration of the In? auguration of the port. GLENN SPRINGS CLUB RAIDED. S. Poat, Manager, Arrested and Gam? bling Effects and liquor Seized? Poat Released on Bond. Spartanhurg. .Aug. 23.?"Skeef Poat. manager of the Glenn Springs club house, was arrested today on the charge of maintaining a nuisance and his place of business raided, the offi? cers capturing many bottles of beer and a small quantity of whis? key, together with packs of cards, po? ker chips and other gambling effects. The officers making the raid were Constables John Miller and Moss Hays and Mr. Isom Miller. The officers went, down jo Olfrm^ Springs armed with five warrantsTo search the club house and to arrest those connected with it. The officers did not find any gambling going on at the time of the raid. Manager Poat was arrested, but he gave bond before Magistrate Lancas? ter and was not brought to town. A negro named Nelson, one of the at? taches of the place, also succeeded In giving bond. Henry Davis colored, was the only party locked up. The warrants for the Glenn Springs club house were isu*d by Magistrate Kirby. They were uworn out at the Instigation of a number of prominent citizens of the Glenr.i Springs section, several ladies being among those who made complaint. CANT PAY CLAIMS Columbia, Aug. 23.?Dispensary Auditor West today sent out to the various dispensary boards and dis? pensers a letter calling attention to the fact that the Act providing for the closing down of the dispensaries in those counties voting against the sale of liquors provides that no claims shall be paid unless the same have been audited. The following is Mr. West's leter: "Gentlemen: This is to give you notice that under Section 2 of an Act of the General Assembly, 1909. pro? viding for the closing of the several dispensaries In those counties voting against sale, no claims are to be paid by you until same have been au? dited, approved and ordered paid by the State dispensary auditor. This, of course, does not Include nor prevent the payment of current expenses In Dldenl to closing up the business, but dots include such Items as may be due the whiskey houses with which you do business, any unpaid protits and amounts that you may owe banks on notes or for borrowed mon? ey. It Is expected that all county dis ptnggry boards will adhere Strictly to the provisions of this Act, and any violation of same will be reported promptly for the reason that it would in all probability give rise to compli? cations and furnish ground for suits and litigations, Yours respectfully, MW. B, West, "Dispensary Auditor." Cokesbtiry, Aug. 2.r?.?Theoommunl* ty was very much shocked this morn iii. When it became known that Mr. G ?'. Reed was dead. The olrcum g^gjgjg^a^gu, t I ng his death about ^^^^^ggf He uot up ghOUt ids usual time and^^ntnl up Into one of the i K>ma upstairs, whore he was found at 7 :to a'ClOCb stone dead with a bullet hole in his b it temple and u .32 cali? bre* pistol by his side. id Fear not-~?Let all the ends Thou Alii tfTER. S. C. SATUR DIVERSIFIED FARMING PAYS. What u Thrifty Community in Suw ter County Is Doing. Lynchburg. Aug. 23.?This corres? pondent recently drove through a section of country known as Trinity Cross Roads and was forcibly struck with the evidences of prosperity on every hand. This section is situated in a narrow part of Sumter county that is bounded by Lee. Florence. Wllllamshurg and Clarendon counties, is eight miles from Lyrichburg, eleven miles from Mayesville and twenty three from Sumter. The nearest railroad point is Lynchburg on the Atlantic Coast Line, and to and from there the farmers haul their products ond merchandise. A little over five years ago this en ire section was owned by two men, I Messrs. Jacob Keels and John Player, and at that time only a small part of the land was under cultivation. The rest was in timber and lying out. At the death of these two men the land was sold by the heirs and the larger portion of both tracts was bought by Messrs. E. T. Mimms and Frank Dennis, who cut it up into medium sized farms and sold It out to hard working farmers. Now on every side I one can see prosperous looking farms I upon which are built comfortable I dwelling houses and barns; some of I the old log houses are still standing I and are occupied and form a marked I contrast to the newer and more I comfortable houses erected in late I years. I Three years ago a very pretty M. I E. Church was erected and it and the I neatly kept cemetery adjoining make I a very fine appearance. The church I is now in charge of the Rev. Mr. I Beaseley, and has a membership of 165. The school house nearby was I erected about the same time and is rbuilt from a modern plan, and will I compare favorably with many of the I city buildings. The school runs nine I months out of twelve, and is in I charge of three teachers. Last ses I sion the enrollment was 116 pupils. The store owned by Messrs. Mimms I A Dennis carries a large stock of gen I era) merchandise and is well patron |lzed. Owr the -store is built a hail. I which is used by the Woodmen of the I World camp, which has a member I ship of 65, and by the Farmers' Un I ion, which also has a large member I ship. This year a flour and grist mill I of the very latest make and with a I capacity of 100 barrels per day, was I erected by Messrs. Mimms & Dennis, I ond if running every day. Many of I the farmers last year planted part of I their farms in wheat and the yield I this summer averaged about 30 bush I els per acre. Mr. E. T. Mimms thresh I ed 176 bushels of Appier oats from I two acres of land. One of the farm I ers, Mr. Klrby, owns a grain thresher I which is run by a gasoline engine, and I goes from farm to farm threshing out I the wheat and oats. While the farm I ers In other sections are paying $7 I and $8 per barrel for flour, these I farmers have their own supply raised I on their own land. On that same I land from which they harvested the I wheat and oats they now have grow I ing com and peas, and though the I corn is somewhat later than other I corn, It looks as if It would average I about 50 bushels per acre. The farm I ers all raise their own hogs and cattle I and they say that with meat in the I smoke house and flour and corn meal I In the bins they will live no matter I what the price of cotton, nor how I much of a crop is made. The cotton crops look as if they I would yield from three-fourths to over a bale, and the corn is looking I well. Mr. John K. McElveen has one I Held qf seven acres, which will av? erage 100 bushels to the acre. The land is productive and with the proper attention will grow anv I crop they plant, and by diversifying I the crops the farmers make upon one what they lose <>n another. The whole neighborhood bespeaks prosperity and the farmers appear happy and contented. To a casual onloker it certainly looks as if diversified farm? ing pays. FOUND POISON IN WELL. Negro Woman Lodged in Columbia Jail on Serious Charge. Columbia, Aug. 23.?Rebecca Tay? lor, colored, was lodged In jail this afternoon charged with placing poi? son In a well, Bathney summers, als.? colored, claims that Rebecca came Into her yard out In Kennel town, near Columbia, a few nights im" and the next day a can of poison was found In the Well. There was a Similar east- to this at the last term of Court when a negro was given i" years on a charge of attempting to poison a well. No one drank from the well In the present case. (TOO ! is't at be thy Country''?. Thy God's an DAY. AUGUST 28. 1 GREEKS READY TO EIGHT. One Hundred Men, Folly Equipped. Hold Drills, and are Ready to Re? spond to the Calll of! the Father la ml. Atlanta, Aug. 24.?One hundred young Greeks of Atlanla have formed themselves into a military company, have already partially Earned them? selves, and have begun drilling regu? larly under the instruction of trained Greek officers, now residents of At? lanta, who have se<sn active military service in Europe. It is believed here that the action of the Atlanta Greeks is simply a part of a general uprising of every able bodied young Greek in the United States, and it is said that when the great, decisive war breaks out be? tween Greece and Turkey, the United States will put an entire army in the field, an army drilled and armed rnd ready to march to the front. The movement In Atlanta, it is ru? mored, is simply a part of this gigan? tic scheme, and the adopted Atlan tians intend putting in the field an organization, possibly a battalion, that will be second in size only to that which comes from New York it? self. GRAFTERS WILL BE TRIED. Columbia, Aug. 24.?"Nothing in it" is the answer from authoritative source to the rumor current over the State that the dispensary criminal cases against dispensary officials and their alleged allies, whiskey drum? mers, have been postponed. This has not been done either for "mysterious" reasons or for good cause. It has not been done at all. On the contrary Attorney General Lyon and bis as? sociates from Atlanta and Attorney B. L Abney are extremely busy getting ready to prosecute with the greatest vigor and at the opening of the court the first Monday in next month. Now, all those under indictment, and there are eighi; of them, will not be tried at this term, and it is not given out which will be tried and which left over for a subse? quent term, if indeed the prosecu? tion ha? finally decided this itself Anyway both sides are busy in pre? paration. The officials under charge of conspiracy to defraud the State and two liquor men, J. S. Farnum and M. A. Goodman, have all employ? ed prominent lawyers, who have good reputations on the criminal side of the court, and these are busy throw? ing up breastworks in anticipation of the onslaught of the State, which will turn loose several batteries of heavy artillery. The prosecution has not been firing its best ammunition in the dispensary investigation; on the con? trary it has been saving up for this occasion. The whole State, therefore, is looking on with keen delight for the noise of the battle. Not only is there the usual nautral Interest in a scrap, but the result will be watched with a stHl deeper interest from a political standpoint. Not that the participants in this affair are playing politics, as the men under indictment have industriously been trying to in? duce people over the State to believe; but it is certain that in case of the success of this prosecution one candi? date for governor will be the result and possibly two. Greenville people say that Mr. A very Patton of the commission is willing to sacrifice himself on the gubernatorial altar of his country, and that Attorney Gen? eral Lyon will make the race has been talked all along. In addition to Farnum apd Good? man, the dispensary officials charged with conspiracy are ex-Directors John Black. Joseph B. Wylic, Joe D. Rawllnson, John Bell Towill, L W, Boykin and ex-Commissioner Tatum. These have employed a fine array of lawyers. Mr. i'. Moultric Mordecal represents Farnum; Howell .od Gruber of Walterboro will appear for their ex-townsm m John Black, Arthur Gnston, Samuel McFadden. J. H. Marlon, all Of Chester, and Nelson and Nelson of Columbia for Wylie; F. H. Weston and g. D. Bellinger and R. H. Welsh, all of Columbia, for Rawllnson; Nelson and Nelson of Columbia and Osborne and Lawrence Of Savannah for Goodman; G. 1). Bel llnger and R, H. Welsh for Tatum. and the same assisted by E. L. Asbill of Batesburg for Towill; Messrs. Del linger and Welsh. Col. George John stone and Nelson and Nelson for Roy kin. Some of the men about to be tried are sorry now that they did not insist on trials earlier, They say they wanted to make a fight for trial at once from the beginning, but that their attorneys would not hear to this. Borne are threatening to break over and talk regardless of the advice of their counsel. -x - -. 909 V New 8 STATE SENATE NOT BRIBED. Senator Tillman Didn't Intend to | Mnke Any Such Accusation, lie Claims. 'Columbia. Aug. 24.?Senator B. R. Tillman passed through the city to? day on his way to Anderson, where he goes to attend the ITed Shirt Reunion. Senator Tillman will speak tomorrow afternoon. He says he is going to talk about the days of '76, telling of some history at that time. Down at the union station the Sen? ator was surrounded by a small group of friends, and he told a few things of interest In the State just now. Re? ferring to his Richburg speech, he said that he did not mean to accuse the State Senate of being bribed. That he did say that in and out of the Sen I ate there were attorneys representing I the railroad interests, and in some I manner this had been brought to I bear on the Senate, as shown by the I vote on the mileage bill. "I am not I saying that the Senate was improper I ly influenced," said Senator Tillman, I "but go back and look up the vote. I The bill was passed in the House and I killed in the Senate." The Senator said that if he were I in the Legislature he would vote for I Statewide prohibition. He said that I the State was no better off under the I county dispensary system than before I this went into effect. "What's worrying me now more I than anything else, though," said the I Senator, "is the task of getting a good I president for Clemson College to suc I ceed Dr. Meli. I think that matters I are straightened out now at Clem I son." I Senator Tillman appeared to be in I good health. He is booked for a se I ries of engagements in the State fob I lowing upon his recent addresses. Af I ter the Andersqri speech of the Re I union of tha Red Shirts Senator Till I man will go to Lickville. In the lower I part of Greenville county, where he I will make a speech. I From there he goes to Clemson I College, where he will attend a meet I ing of a very important committee, I composed of himself. Dr. Rawl, of the 1 Federal department of agriculture. I and Mr. J. E. Wanamaker, a member I of the Clemson board. The commit I tee will perfect plans for the reor I ganization of the agricultural depart I ment of the College, a matter in I which the Senator is deeply inter I ested. I Senator Tillman's lecture engage I ments begin again in October and un I til that time he will likely remain in I South Carolina. COTTON PRICE? IG HER. 11 Ruled Firmer During Afternoon on Gimicrs* Report. New York, Aug. 25.?After a slight early decline the cotto.. .narket rallied and riled much firmer during the af? ternoon on rumors of a bullish nation i al ginner's report and more bullish private crop advices from the Eastern belt. The close was very steady, at a net advance of 6 to 9 points. The openln.r was stead*' at a ?4 cline of three points to an advincc of one point and right afterwird thf mark H showed a net loss of from 4 to 7 points on active months unier scat? tering liquidation and local bear pres? sure inspired by indifferent cables, and iepor:s of better weather In the South? west. Sellers showed little disposition to operate aggressively on a scale down, however, and after a narrow and irregular middle session the mar? ket became more active, as a'ell as decidedly firmer on the talk Of i na? tional ginner report showing under ?some claiming that it would be 64 or even with the low record of i;*02. and bullish private crop reports from parts of Alabama. Georgia and the Carolinas. Early sellers i overed on the advance which carried prices 6 to 10 points net higher, and last prices were close to the top. Southern spot markets officially reported early a'ere genereally unchanged, while reports reaching the local trade as to the af? feringa for early new crop shipments are too conflicting to exert much Imme? diate Influence on sentiment. The Tex? as detailed rep ort showed light pre? cipitation at a number of points In that state and considerably l ?wer temperatures with the forecast calling for partly cloudy weather, with show? ers in the southeast part of the State. Manx of the private wive- from the ECastern belt predict Increased new crop receipts in the near future. Receipts at the ports todaj 2,648 bales, against 2,814 last week and !>. 801 last year. For the week 26.000 bales, against 14.31*7 last week ind 71,408 last year. Today's receipts a1 New Orleans 177, against 1.033 bales last year. er* j t? SOU'nmON, Established June, J801 eries?Vol. XXX. So 1 SE VE R nlTr^OTE STS^ TfiTERED. PROHIBITIONISTS TR VING TO MARK DISPENSARY COUNTIES DRY. Protest Dismissed in Rix bland?state Board of Canvassers Will Be Ap? pealed To. Columbia, Aug. 24.?The county county board of canvassers dismissed the protest of the Prohibitionists as to the recent dispensary election in this county at a meeting held today. Mr. W. H. Townsend, chairman of the board, delivered the opinion of the board in the various matters brought before it touching the protest. The main grounds of the contest of the election were: First. That the Pro? hibitionists were not represented fn some of the precincits in the list of managers. Second. That there were irregularities in three of the precinct*. Third. That W. H. Sligh member cf the board, was not qualified to sit be? cause of his being employed by the county board. It is announced that the protest will be taken up to the State board of canvassers, which meets here tomorrow in the office of the Secretary of State. Protest in Florence County. Florence, Aug. 24.?At the meeting of the Florence county board of can? vassers here today, after representa? tives of the prohibitionists had pro? tested the votes of three precincts, and a representative of those favoring the retention of the dispensary had protested eight others, the prohibi? tionists amended their protest so as to include every poll in the county. Various irregularities are charged by both sides. Tuesday next was set for a hearing. The State board will be notified of the contest. The vote as canvassed today stood: For dispensary, 884; against dispen? sary 836; majority for dispensary 47 Protests in Aiken. Aiken, Aug. 24.?The election com? missioners met today to declare the result of the election, but a contestj was filed with them by the anti-dis? pensary leaders, who have employed G. E. Sawyer and G. L., Toole as at? torneys. The complaint, which was filed with the commissioners, alleges irreg? ularities at 14 boxes, which they will seek to throw out. The irregularities alleged consisting of voting without registration certificates and without producing proof of payment of taxes, and in some instances of improper conduct about the polls. Answering, the dispensary forces allege irregu? larities at four boxes, prohfb frier,f strongholds, which th^y wfff also' seek to have thrown out. Their grounds are practically the same at 1 those of the anti-dispensary foeoes. The commissioners appointed a*xt' Monday to hear the contest and **/ the meantime both sides will summon their witnesses, OTTS EATS HIS WORDS. Remarks About the State Senate Ma? terially Qualified. V ? \ Gaffney, Aug. 24.?Solicitor Otts said today that he did not mean to say to your correspondent that the South Carolina senate had been bought; that at the time he made the statement he had not read the report of Tillman's speech at Richburg, and that when he said. "I would not be surprised if Tillman was right," he had reference to the difficulty with which any legislation was gotten through the senate that was in oppo? sition to the railroads of the State. Mr. Otts further said that he had no idea that his remark would be pub? lished, although ho did not ask your correspondent not to quote him. that he has numb* is of warm, personal friends among the senators, whom he knows to be men of the highest In? tegrity, and thai it is absurd to talk about theee men having been bought or that they are venal.?The State. LECTURE AT STATKBURG. Mr. O. B. Marlin Working in the In? tercut of Agricultural Department. Stateburg, Aug. IM.?The Hon. O B. Martin, former State superintend? ent of education, now ot Washington. 1). (".. working in connection with the United States Department of Agricul? ture w ill lecture ind exhibit Stet - optlcon views In the hall of the Gen. Sumter Memorial Academy on next Saturday night the -'Mb instant, com? mencing at 8.30 o'clock. Farmer i oya are specially Invited; but all wilt And th<> lecture and \i?v\s highly an tertalning, we think; so we invite a'I t>> come. There is to be no admisso H fee. It is a free for all enteitainnu nt furnished by Uncle sam.? g. IL M. A?