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ITHWRY LETTERS FROM OUR SPE? CIAL CORRESPONDENTS. of Interest From ah Parts of saunter and Adjoining Counties. NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. Mali your letters so that they will nach thie office not later than Mon? day when intended for Wednesday's and not later than Thursday Saturday's Issue. This, of course, WS?lies only to regular correspond In case of Items of unusual value, send In Immediately by telephone or telegraph. Such -stories are acceptable up to the of going to press. Wednesday's Is printed Tuesday afternoon Saturday's paper Friday after P18GAH. S?ug. SO.?The terrible heat last night by a rain from gae> north. For the last ten days the wags has* ihnen gradually falling un gaj It hi sane rto say that cotton Is cut agf forty er fifty per cent from what St promised to make two weeks ago. is no Sap crop. Young corn and show a Hue fate. Potatoes may >e out It Is no uae to mince mat the ootxea crop la going to be lieht, all Cee reports to the con notwlthsanakding. Seme people such fools *r -pretend to be, as to ire that cot ten .can grow In Sep t and Octettar and make a crop ?Chey go by the leaves and not the There is a fight between the mills at cotton sellers assart the number ! sards of bagging to gait on a bale, mills want only shx etards and the claim the rlgnt to put on it they want to. On .every bale nine yards, one dollar Is deduct Who will win In the tight r as cs be seen. The Partners' n la patting on nine yards. Mr. H If. Evans. Sr.. has the Sneet acre of com I have seen. The rows gga six feet wide and the stalks about 1* Inches apart In the drill. Earn has a good ear. and many eft two. I think It will make sev-j five bushels aa least. There la ne Question. Sumter is a eptton market sad the weights are rata If |t was not so far. many would go from this section. The gasple have to go and get back In a gag and thiit is the trouble. The trade strom here gosa. to Rumtcr except in aanall cases The writer can truth*'il? ly say that be finds the business men of Suinter all O. K. Much more so than in other places. Mr. James Robertson, one of our aid citizen, is very low. He Is one af our best men and his numerous friends would have him here many years more. Quiet in his manner and Industrious he has lived ihe Chrlsthw Hfe as could be seen of all men. Beuluh church mar Camden, was dedicated on yesterday. Notwithstand? ing the heat u laegc congregation war present. |t is a fine church and Is paid for. The new pews have not arrived and the old ones were used. Jlev. Peter Stokes of Charleston preached the dedication sermon from Romans 14: 17 verse. It was a flnc effort and the large congregation gave splendid attention. Mr. Stones whs an this circuit for four years and has a host of friends. Many of them want out to see and hear hi n. It was regretted that the other former pas tsre could not be present t3 take part ha the Interesting exendses. The .aaembershlp of Beu'ah church de? serves great credit for erecting so nW a building. It is paln4ed white with colored lights, plastering on the aide? and beautifully celled. Misses Juanita and Maxie McLeod entertain >.l a numher of th*;r frlenis last We (lends y evening In honor of Jhelr cousin, e, H. Rhame, Jr., of ffsmter. Rev. T. L Cole and Harold Brail ley went to Columbia last Friday and returned Saturday. Mr. Cole went to deliver an address before the ladles Knights of the Pythian Order. He so 1,1 they had a fine time. Hon. A. F. Lever made | fine giifggf on "Am I My Brothers Keeper," egypt. Antioch. Aug. 30.?We are having rrry dry weather at this time. Fod* dee pulling Im ever and the COttOg pieker* li've begun to sing. Several of our farmers ha<e out a hale or more. Messrs. A. B. White and J. K. Rlehhourg went to Car.olt i! yesterday to y? II selten, Mrs. J. K. Mel end is ?|uit?? sieh at tb1 i time. Misses Irene Waiting and Phat Reins tpeni Tatsday in Btehopvllle. Mr gf T, Mt Land has gone to Camib'ti lode I Mr r k Rkshhonrg has npenedup a store, this being the only one in **Egypt." We ;ire sure he v. ill cesd. Well, the election is ov t and th prohibitionists eancongratulate them selves on the big majority they hav? imi, Wtlllt Iht "Old iota" must won? der where they gill fl t Ihelf U There was a little aoelnhle given at the hOggfl "f M r 'I' A. f >.i vis a ? cream ami cake were served as refresh? ments. Among those present were: Misses Phae Reins, Irene Weldon. Lily Mae Boykin, Sadie White, and Donelln, Era and Estelle Davis and Messrs. Arrie McDonald and The? Davis, Carrrlson Boykin, Olin White and Dr. D. N. Matthews. They all reported a good time. Mr. Arthur Davis has typhoid fev? er. Several from this place will go to the Farmers* Institute at Bisnspvillo tomorrow. Mr. ArTie Davis and Miss Sadie White left ^yesterday for luagoff, where they will spend a few days with friends. The protracted meeti: g was oamried sti at Mizpah last week. Rev. Cole did all the work himself. Several were united with the Church. Misses Susie and Ruth Smith, o( Bri shop v rile, spent a few day? 'tetft week with friends here. SmstavtUe, August 81.?We had a deUghMal rain in this seotlon last night which broke the awful ?pell of hot weather, which has been the most severe of any tfcfts season. !Late com srtll b* almost a complete fail me, Perfcaps peas, pets toes and su tai ease is not toe fer cone to be beaefitted by the rain. Turnip plant? ing Is the erdw of the day. Mr. M. W. Cohort son has fem d so-nething that will crew wh^re graee ?nd weed: wmt\ grow, tfcait 1? to amount to awy*4u*kg. He Was nine ro\.? >f velvet t?eans that have gn wn beyond his wildest dreams. They are certainly fine, as the land is very poor Indeed, on which they were planted. They have no fertiliser and have nev? er been hoed. They were cultivated like corn sad laid by when the vlues had begun to run. Th**y had a lot of large bunches of grass in them when laid by, but the beans grew *o fast they soon wrapped up grass, weeds, persimmon hashes and everything else they could reach. As they are an ex? periment the result will be watched with Interest. Among those who attended the re? union at Mizpah on last Saturday were. Mr. and Mrs, G. W. Elmore, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Watson. Messrs. T W Hawkins, Jr., Charlie BakdH John Barfield. J. E. DuPre and Rev. S. B, Hatfleld. Those from Smith ville were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robert? son and Mrs. C. T. Evans and daugh? ter, Ahble. The services were inter? esting and enjoyable. The union ad? journed at 1 o'clock and repaired to the grove where a delightful dinner was served by the ladles, after which quite a number of the ladies return? ed to the church and organized a Woman Missionary Union. The elec? tion of officers resulted as follows: Mrs. D. L. Davis, president; Mrs. 0. T. Evans, vice president; Miss Mamie Gibson, secretary; Miss Gracie Dell James, treasurer. At .2:30 o'clock the union services commenced again. The discussion was interesting and amus? ing. The services closed on Sun? day at noon. The nostt mnlon con? venes with the Bl8hopville Baptist church. Miss Belle McCutcheon has return? ed home after quite a srfcay at Green? wood, where she has been taking a .?special course on teaching and other branches. She was almost unani? mously elected assistant teacher in the Smithville school, which shows the popularity and esteem In which she is held. She is much Ifked for her many lovable traits of character. Mr. J. E. DuPre and Rev. T. I* Cole called at the home of Mr. J. W. Robertson on last Monday seeming. The writer had the pleasure of go? ing to Beulah last night to hear Rev. Peter Stokes preach. Mr. Ssokes is one of the most popular preachers in the Methodist conference. The large attendance showed the esteem in which he is held. It can truly be said of him, "Behold a man in whom there 3s no guile." He has a host of friends among the Baptist and other denesninations. DUBAKT. Miss Carrie Reaves entertained a few friends very pleasantly one eve? ning last week. After the playing of games, interspersed by inspiring mu? sic furnished by Mr. Reaves and Mr. DeS. Upshur, refreshments were serv? ed, after which the guests took their departure declaring Miss Reaves a charming hostess. Mr. Joseph Witherspoon secured the scholarship to Clemson and will leave next week. Mrs. James Meehan returned Mon ?uy to h^r home in Charle-acon. Mr. Henry Reaves and Robert Williams left Tuesday, the former for Davidson and the latter for the business college at Poughkcepsie. After a month's rest Mr. Orier v ill I'll his pulpit at Now Harmony on Sunday. A very welcome rain canio Tues? day, but too lf.te to save the cotton crop, which is very short. STATEBURG. Stateburg. Sept 1.?Mr. and Mrs. J. Nelson Frierson have returned to Columbia after a pleasant visit to rel? atives here. Mrs. E. W. Houser is visiting her sister, Mrs. McDumie, in Mullins. Mr. Henry Moore has returned from Philadelphia where he has been i the guest of his brother, Dr. Matt ? ! Moore. Master Sam Ramsey is spending some time with his sister, Mrs. S. R. Cain, at Laurens. Mr. Irving Richardson spent Sun? day in our midst. I Rev. W. H. Barnwell and Master Paul Barnwell have returned from Tryon, N. C, where they spent sev? eral weeks. Miss Mayo Rees was the guest of Misses Annie Holmes and Virginia Sanders during the past week. Mrs. James Caldwell and Miss Sa? die Caldwell are spending some time with relatives in Sumter. Mr. W. J. Rees after a pleasant trip to Qlenn Springs is again In the neighborhood. Rev. W. H. Barnwell held divine services at the Church of the Holy Cross on Sunday at 11 o'clock. There has not been a good rain here for nearly three weeks and the crops generally are suffering for the want of it. The two slight showers this week not being enough "to lay the dust." Lecture at Stateburg. Hon. O. B. Martin, former State superintendent of education, deliver en an address, with stereoptican views, in the assembly hall of the Gen. Sumter Memorial Academy, on last Saturday night. He is organizing the boys of the South into Farmer Boy Clubs, and now has over 12,000 on his rolls. As the spectators gazed upon the heroes of the corn-fields they could but re jolce that battlefield heroes had given place to these, in this blessed age, when conflict is giving way to co operation, militaryism to industrial? ism, death-dealing blows to life sup? porting labors. Mr. Martin's work here WU highly inspiring. Prof. Ira W. Williams, who is al? ways a welcome visitor here, accom? panied Mr. Martin and the people in the hall would have a word or two from him also. He came to look af? ter the school farm for another ses? sion of the Gen. Sumter Memorial Academy. Stateburg, Sept. 2, 1909. SUMMEHTOX LETTER. Busy Season Has Opened and Every? body Ready for Work?A Strong Cotton Market. Summerton, Sept. 2.?The cool bracing weather, the frequent cotton gin whistle, and the constant passage of delivery wagons laden with new fall goods are all stimulating to one's energy; and to all appearances every? body without exception has become conscious of the arrival of the busy season. No one lags now, but each has his task before him and is mov? ing with quick step to welcome the coming wave of prosperity. The cot? ton market seems to be the ruling agent in the business world at pres? ent, and we make bold to say that the Summerton market will compare fav? orably in strength with that of any other South Carolina town. The cher? ished goal has been reached and 12 cent cotton is a reality, that price having been paid freely on our local market for the past two days. The present indications are that competi? tion will be strong, and that all the chief cotton firms of the South will be represented here. Since our last report, Mr. J. R. Eadon, of the firm of Eadon Bros. Co., has entered the market in the interest of Rodgers, McCabe & Co., of Norfolk; Maybank & Co., and the Farmers & Spinners Co., both of Charleston will also be represented, in addition to Alex Sprunt & Son, of Wilmington, whose office at this place has been open to the seller of cotton for the past 12 or 15 years. Quite a great deal of cotton js being ginned, and marketed as fast as it is turned out The Farmers Pank & Trust Co. took possession of their new brick building this morning. At present the bank will make use of only a BOYLE LIVE STOCK COMPANY. (INCOR.POR.ATED.) I ANNOUNCEMENT! I V e wish to announce to our friends arid the public generally the enti e removal of our Horse, Mule, Buggy, Wagon, Harness, Furo! Implements and Hai vesting Machinery l>ep r'ments i cross the street from the old stand of W. B. Boyle, where we have recently erect* d an up-to-date, modern, two-story barn and repository for Buggies, Carriages, Wagons, Hirre88, Fi.rm Implements at d Harvesting Machinery, together with our Livery business. We m ide the move as we found it necessary to get larger and more modern quarters and accommodate ns. This, of course, is to the material advantage of the buyer and seller. We think of our friends ror their very liberal patronage, loyalty and support during the past fifteen ye trs, when the business was conducted by W. B. Boyle, and sine* Jan? uary by the Boyle Live ^tock Co , with W. Ladson Boyle and J. P. Booth managers. We invite all to visit us in our new location. We will carry a larger stock of our various lines and ?re now in a position to show everything to better advantage and render better attention and service to the trade On account of the very expensive and various lines, Mr. Boyle found it necessary to divide his business, putting it under two heads. The above lines have been absorbed by The Boyle Live Stock Co., with a capital stock of thirty \h usand dollais, with the following offi? cers: W.B. BOYLK President, RICH \KD I MANNING, Vice President, W. LADSO.V BOYLE, and J. P. BOOTH, Managers, and J. P. BOOTH, Secretly ai d Treasurer. It is the purpose of tie* row management to conduct the business along the straight-forward lines laid down -V?v Mr Boyle in the conduct of the business heretofore and basing our claims on the above st,?temei t , w? soli it the continuance of your good will and trade. Come and stop with us when you are in town, as we have upwards of a hundred stalls with ample she^ ro>m and will extend you all the courtesies consistent with good business^ Our Mr. C. P, King, (formerly wi h Mr. J. P. Bland, of Mayesville, S. C.,) is now in St. Louis, and we will have our first load of Horses and Mules, consisting of high-cla?s drivers and laddie horte?, good business horses and goed broke young mules, on Monday Morning, Sept. 8th, and we invite our friends and thv* trade genorally, aUo Mr King's friends to call ai d inspect this load of stock. We can add nothing in Mr. King's behalf, as his well known ability as a horse? man, t.nd his experience of live years buying on the St. Louis National ?tock Yards market, the. recognized center of the horse business in the United States, h sufficient guarantee of the class of stock that we will handle. Come and look them over even if you are not yet ready to buy It is a pleasure for us to show our goods whether you buy or not. Watch This Space Next Week. I half Of the building, the other to rented. Other building in additl and repairs is also going on. Mr, M. Davis of the Summerton Merc tile Co., is building quite a la warehouse at the rear of his dou brick store. Mr. S. M. Colciough the Summerton Hardware Co.. is h ing the piazza of his residence tended around a second side, wh will be an improvement to the lo if the place as well as a great c venience to the family. The Summerion graded and h school will begin another session Sept. 15th. Last year was the passed in the new building. and proved a most successful one in th?i hands of the efflc ent corps of teafh ers. Although it is with regret tW we had to give up so many of them, we are glad to hear of the satisfnjC" tion of the trustees in their recent se-? elction. Prof. Hogan, of Congaree, who has been ele-cted to the prlfljol-? palship, arrived with his family logt evening. Mr. P. J. Holladay has ben emp ed by the Summerton Mercantile ?e,r to increase the force in their grooaTJ11' department; Mr. "Mike" Barnes, for? merly employed by the David upvl Co., of St. Paul. S. C, has acoef?#<l a position in the dry goods depeflftfc ment of the same firm. We are sorry to hear that the es Burges will move shortly to ton, S. C. We learn, however, they expect to be absent a year after which time they will rett During their absence Mr. J. W. sesne will occupy their reside here. Among the events of social it est occurring during the past was an "Al Fresco" entertainment given by Miss Jennie Furse in hi of her guests, the Misses Strange Miss Furse. The home of Mr. Mrs. J. R. Furse a few miles from town is well adapted to entertAa ments of this nature, as was STi?~ denced by the admirable manner In which the evening was spent. Thjbe>? present were Misses Olive and A| Strange, Genie Mae Furse, Brockington, Louise Brockini Madge, Christine and Annie Cosl Lucy and Maria Mood, Etta borough, Mildred James, Nora son. Cora'and Jane Felder. Julia laday, Annie Rutledge, Sue. Kate Helen Cantey; Messrs. Harry Leon Davis, Doc Colciough, Lawr Chewning,* Wallace Mathis, Ben tey, Clark. Miller. Leo and No Felder, Claude Walker, Blainey Walter Coskrey. Orlando borough, Ellison Capers, Crum H day, Irwin Rutledge, Percy Tea Hall Nelson. Chas. Morris, Ben vin and Connors Gentry. Mr. Hugh Rose, of Charlotte, N If expected this week at the horn Capt. J. A. James. Mr. \V. R. Coskrey, who has away on a business trip returned terday morning. Miss Ada Tennant left this m ing for Fort Motte, S. C, wher will visit her sister, Mrs. W. C Miss Sue Martin has returne lier h<>me In Marion after a pie I'islt to Miss Ada Tennant. Miss Gladys Toon, of Red Sp \\ C. is visiting relatives here. Maj. and Mrs. R. R. Briggs a dome again after an extensive to the mountains of North Ca md a visit to relatives in Gecrgi? Mr. and Mrs. Peterson, of mrnil mintgon. N. C, were the guesfg of Mrs. O. C. Scarborough for affew lays this week. SMALL COTTON CROP, iOVEHN'M ELNT REPORT S LOW CONDITION. isfrwsl Average is 63.7 Per Cent?Sou olina's Figuren Are H High, Being 74. Washington, Sept. 2.?The g< merit's report on the condition ton crop as of August 25, issi day, shows an average eondit 63.7. as against 76.1 per cent, gaist 2."). 1908: 72.7. August 21 ;ind 73.6. the average of the pe*ra on August 25. Comparisons of eondttn States for Aug 1M09. Auk. lffljft&nd the t. ii year average are as fSjJBPU: 1909 1908 J Virginia . . . .73 North Carolina 73 South Carolina . 74 .Georgia.7 3 Florida.7 9 Alabama. ... 66 Mississippi ... 61 Louisiana. . . . 4S Texas.49 Arkansas .... 60 Tennessee . . .75 Missouri . . M Oklahoma. . . .' .r.o United states . . 7 The dispensary is not much liquor as anticipates] the morning Monday there ? and it was thought the ^?$es total $l.?ota for the day hut^Hflpl tho ? a>h w .??? to::!,:..! at night^?. found that til. .tax's sa los ^SttWlunt 1 to *?;.<<; :;?. The total i. eipts Tu<? <ia\ were IBSS.tt.