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Oct. 1.?We have had
heavy rains for the past few
est ere now having lovely
[ with a slight frost Wednee
n crop will soon all be
and Is shorter In this see?
the* gt first estimated,
health of the community is
sly good, except a few cast,
among the colored people,
friends here of air. Alomo Par
ersre shocked to hear of. his
a few days since. He 0ttd at
attm? of his sister-in-law. Mrs.
Whs* Parrott. after a fsw days 111
-eases as his tt?d ysar, and waa butted
eat the family burying ground at his
ejM Mae church in Darlington. Truly
ajae eht lead marks are passing rapid
friends and relatives here <4>
h Jshs Oouser sympathise most
wfth him In his great affliction,
has been very 111 for many
i with typhold fsver and his wife
seat to a critical condition for e
walla. She passed away Wed
sight snd was burlsd next day
dsn church. Mr. Couaar is
to live. They have three
and a host of relatives
who feel this asd be
laUss Msud Williams left isst Mon?
is fee Winthrop College. She will
Marguerite Scott, Eunice
and others will leave to*
w for Charleston, to sttend the
Miller, of North Carolina, la
tonight to take charge of
Ivanhoe cchool Monday morning.
Darmat. Sept. |0?The pretty old
Mlssitaornery home was * burned yes
Sjrtsau' sftsraoon at 5 o'clock. By the
tatance of the neighbors a
1 of furniture, clothing and
building* were saved. It to an?
s?e of the old landmarks gone.
. John Durant spent last Sutur?
James McDowell and Mr. D
Wlnn were among the visitors
|i Marcus Plowden haa returned
after a week s stay at Glenn
I Henry Reaves was called from
to the bedside of his aunt.
OMvIa Durant. who haa been and
? Oolelough. of Summerton, has
ths guest of ths Iflasss Gal Hard.
Wawliharg. Oct. S.?Clarence Me?
ies*, a negro, bj In the jail at this
Mas as awaiting trial for the killing of
euseejawr aecro named Clarence Du
affray occurred between 12
1 o'clock on the night of Septem
It. et e negro frolic held on Mr.
plantation, about four miles
Mclver clalma that Du
advancing on him with a
when he hit him with a piece
Durant was knocked un
and died this morning
it I o'clock. Mclvsr surrendered
as the authorities hers about ? o'clock
*Jsa? morning Durant bore the repu
of being a quarrelsome negro,
Melver hex elways been regard
?tofore att a qaiet negro and a
Ktateburg. Oct. 14.?Mr. Henry P.
left on Thursday to reaume his
at the Charleston Medical Col
Miss Anns M. Barnwell. of Wll
I N. C. haa been visiting her
Rev. snd Mrs W. H. Barn
ehsrisg the past week,
asns bottle Nelson and Jullanne
rssn. wsrs the guests of Mrs. R.
Kram? Barnwell, and Julia
spent Thursday In Sumter.
aMrah Moore left for Win
>sflage on Wednesdsy.
Annie Burgess Is spending
with Dr. and Mrs. Richard
James B. Richardson, of Clar?
as en s visit to her daughter,
Frances P. Moore has return
* sag t?> ^tsartsaton. where ah* ia att nd
ing the Memmtnger school.
Miss TUlle Dwlght Is the guest of
Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Dwight.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Flud spent
Thursday In Sumter.
The beautiful weather of the past
week bar been Ideal for the picking
of cotton and also for the cutting and
curing of hay.
ADD RICH DECISION CAUSES DIS?
The Ruling, However, Will In No
Wise Stop Mayor of Anderson Prom
Trying Blind Tiger??The Law on
Anderson, Sept. 30.?The decision
of Judge Robert Aldrich In the Court
of Sessions here last week that the
mayor's court has no jurisdiction in
cakes where the offense Is the selling
of Intoxicating liquors has caused
considerable talk and Interest, but it
will In no wise stop the mayor of An?
derson from trying defendants charg?
ed with this violation of the law. The
city attorney has given notice of ap?
peal to the Supreme Court, and in
the meantime Just as many liquor
cases as are possible will be brought
In the police court. The appeal will
not be heard until In January, prob?
ably, and tht outcome 1b awaited with
general interest. Should the high tri
bunal of he State decide that the mu?
nicipal courts have no Jurisdiction
the strongest factor in enforcing the
Jquor law? in South Carolina will be
The law denning the powers of the
city and town councils of the State,
as set forth In section 1999 of the
code of South Carolina, 1902. is as
?The city councils and town coun?
cils of the cities and the towns of the
State, shall. In addition to the powers
conferred by their respective char?
ters, have power and authority t<>
make, .ordain and establish all such
rules, by law?, regulations and ordi?
nances respecthag the roads, streets,
markets, police, health and order of
smld cities and towns, or respecting
any subject as shell appear to them
necessary and proper for the eecVtrUy.
welfare and convenience of auch ?I
lee and towns* er Itvr preserving
health, peace. ?Uder and good govern?
ment within ^he same. And the said
olty or town councils may fix fir .?*
md penalties for the violation there?
of, not exceeding $100 fine or 80 days
mprisonsnent; Provided, That such
rules, by-laws, and ordinances shall
not be Inconsistent with the laws of
this State: Provided, further, That
- >thlng herein contained shall lifl
construed to repeal the law establish?
ing local boards of health."
Section 203 of the code, regarding
.-.he enforcement of ordinances, reads:
"The Intendant? or mayors of the
cities and towns of this State that
have been heretofore chartered or
that may be hereafter charterd by
?pcial act of the general assembly or
?inder general laws shall have all the
?owera and authority of magistrates
n criminal cases within the corporate
Imlts and police Jurisdiction of their
respective cities and towns, and shall
?specially have the power and au?
thority to speedily try all offenders
against the ordinances of said town
In a summary manner and without
Jury unless demanded by the accus?
ed; and the mayor pro tempore shall
have the same powers. When the ac?
cused shall demand a Jury, the same
shall be drawn In the same manner j
as Is provided for In the courts of
magistrate s. The chief of police or
marshal of the town or such officer
as the mayor, Intendant or mayor pro
tempore may appoint, shall act as
constable to prepare the Jury list;
and the complainant or some officer
to be deslgnatd by the mayor, Inten?
dant or mayor pro tempore, is au?
thorised to make the challenges al?
lowed on the part of the prosecution."
The Supreme Court of this State
has held In the case of the city coun?
cil vs. Leopard, 91 S. C, page 105:
"It is no longer an open question in
this State as to the power of a mu?
nicipal corporation by its ordinance!'
to make an act or acts offenses with?
in chartered limits which are already
a violation of State laws. See State
ex rel. Burton vs. Williams, 11 S. C.
292; City Council vs. ODonnell. 29
8. C, at page 398; also city of Green?
ville vs. Kemmls, 58 S. C. 427."
Council for the city argued the de?
cision In the case of the City of
Greenville vs. Kemmls, but it was
held by Judge Aldrich that the city
has no Jurisdiction in whiskey cases
because of the fact that the State law
makes the fine or Imprisonment for
the offense greater than can be im?
posed by the mayor, his powers be?
ing limited, as are those of the magis?
trate, to the Imposing of a fine of not
more than 9100 or Imprisonment for
not more than 30 days.
Six days of run and enlightenment
is what the State fair promises visi?
tors this year. The fair starts on No?
vember 1 and will continue until the
night of November 9. President Taft
visits Columbia on Saturday. Novem?
ber 9. Two big football games in?
cluding the Clemson-Carollna game
will be played. Other attractive fea?
tures will be In the list this year.
Change of Condition Not Marked in
September?Opinion in New Or?
New Orleans, Oct. 3.?Taking the
cotton belt as a whole, there has been
no marked change, and the change, if
any, has been toward deterioration,
according to The Times-Democrat's?
cotton crop bulletin for th- month of
Continuing, the bulletin says:
"The storm of September 20 die:
threat damage in the districts which
came within its sweep.
"Picking has made rapid progr ss
and there is generally an absence oi
labor for this purpose.
"Farmers seem disposed to sell at
current prices, at least enough to pay
their debts, but a considerable part of
the crop is likely to be held for an
advance later on.
"The boll weevil has wrought hav?
oc In certain sections, but the intense
heat minimised the loss from this
"The next report will be printed
Monday, November 29."
WITNESS HELD IN JAIL.
Vnnsnal Incident in Greeovlllc C'>ur*
Greenville, Oet. L?Russell Ha Hue
a white man, a witness in the Kani
9on murder case, was plac:d in jaii
yesterday, and will remain there,
upon the order of the Judge! without
being admitted to bail, until the next
term of court, In January.
When the case of the State against
Harrison, charged with the murder of
Ruble, was called, the defendant's at?
torney, A. H. Dean, asked for a con?
tinuance on account of the absence of
a material witness in the case. The
request was granted, but at the same
t'me Judge Aldrlcl; ?r?ereC th. t the
sheriff bring the witness to Jail anC
keep htm there, without allowing him
liberty on ball, until the next term 01
court In January. Ballue was placed
in jell last night.
The case is a unique one, naval
having occurred in this county, so fig
is can be learned. The affair hi?
caused some comment among the le
gal fraternity here. Several attempt:
have been made to get the man out
on ball, but the magistrates have re
fu8ed a'l such requests.
SPANISH TROOPS BEATEN.
?en. Vioarlo ami Three Other Officers
Slain by Moors.
Melilla, Morocco, Oct. 1.?Falling
into a Moorish ambush, a Spanish
force which was returning from a re
connolssance trip into the Beni-Bul
four territory was attacked furiously
yesterday and met a serious reverse.
Gen. Dies Vicario, three other of?
ficers and 14 men were killed and 182
men were wounded.
The fighting was fierce and bloody.
The Spaniards held their own until
?.he arrival of reinforcements, consist?
ing of two companies of infantry and
a battery of machine gtins, wun tne
aid of which they succeeded in beat?
ing off the Moors, but at a heavy Iofs
in dead and wounded.
Visitors to the State fair this
year will have an opportunity of
seeing the nation's chief. President
Taft comes to Columbia en Saturday.
November 9, the last day of the fair.
The fair starts on November 1 and
continues for six days. Special fea?
tures of the gula occasion will be ed?
ucation day, the Clemson-Carolina
football game, increased exhibits and
many other things secured for the
pleasure and entertalnmnt of the
The State fair Is approaching and
preparations are being made for a
bigger fair than ever. The opening
''ay is November 1 and the fair will
last lor six days. On November 9
President Taft will visit Columbia
Mild will adorers thoae who are here
then. The address will be one of the
fatures of the fair and other attrac?
tions are: The Clemson-Carollna
football game, a number of meetings
of importance, and better entertain?
ments than the authorities have reen
able to scure In any previous year.
The government of the Common?
wealth of Australia has issued a
statement showing that the op. ration
of the preferential tariff on British
imports since Its introduction In June,
1908, had checked the decline in such
Imports, which in recent years had
b< en steady and jonsiderable.
Secretary Smiley, of Kansas Grain
Dealers' Association, with 1,300 cor?
respondents, places the Kansas wheat
crop at 76,000,000 bushels, against
88,000,000 bushels Indicated by the
government report. Corn, 119,000,000
bushels, against 167,000,000 bush?
els estimated on the September gov?
A Mexico City dispatch says that
unprecedented cold weather in the
valleys in the vicinity of this city has
destroyed the corn crops. It is esti?
mated that the loss will reach $20,
C, C. & O. CHARTER CASK.
Supreme Court Takes Matter Under
Columbia, Oct. 3.?The Supreme
Court has under advisement the man?
damus of attorneys for the Carolina,
Jlinchfield and Ohio Railroad to com?
pel the Secretary of State to grant the
?barter to this road under the recent
\ct of the General Assembly. Argu?
ments were listened to by the Su?
preme Court Justices this xnorning, a
special t~rm of the court having been
?a.led to consider the matter.
For the State, representing Secre?
tary of State McCown, appeared At
orney General Lyon and Assistant
Vttomey General DeBruhl. The argu?
ment in the case was made by Mr.
The Clinchfield was represented by
Messrs. Lyles & Lyles, of this city,
and by Mr. James Byrne, of New
York. The Spartanburg Chamber of
Commerce was represented by State
Senator H. B. Carlisle and by Col. B.
L. Abney, of this city; the Columbia
Chamber of Commerce by Messrs. R.
W. Shand and F. H. Weston, State
Senator. The arguments were made
by Mr. Byrne and by Messrs. Lyles
OUR SUMMERTON LETTER.
Summerton, Sept. 30.?^The winter's
forerunner seems to have arrived in
he shape of a very sharp cool spell,
he last three days having been un
usually, cold for this^time of the year.
The thermometers reading of 47
early yesterday morning aroused
some suspicion of frost in the low
places, and there have been several
reports to that effect. It would seem,
however, that had there been a no?
ticeable frost in any of the cotton sec?
tions it would have manifested itself
in raising the price. This was not the
ja.se, but on the contrary prices reach?
ed a lower level yesterday than they
.iave for some days previously, 12 1-2
''aving been about the "top of the
iiarket." Our farmers feel little in?
clination, with the present htgl
?rices, to complain of tneir outlool:
or the present year, but a complice,
tlon arisen when forecasting no::,
yearns prospect. The prosperous con?
ditions are not confined to the large
farmers, and in being thus general it
is feared that labor will be with dif?
ficulty procured another year. No
doubt in view of these fancy prices
cotton seems to be the one product
whereby one may "get rich quick",
and we shall not be surprised if every
garden spot and cabbage patch be
converted into a cotton field in the
The millinery opening of the Sum
merton Mercantile Co., began yester?
day, and it goes without saying that
there was something of a crowd pres?
ent to se what was In store for them
this season. Already this morning the
streets are alive with would-be pur?
chasers, and our merchants appear to
be able to greet them with good news
of their splendid fall stocks.
Mr.. W. C. Smith, of Dillon, S. C,
has been employed as an addition to
the force of clerks in the Capers Drug
Prof. Hogan is putting forth coil
? iderable effort toward instituting U
ood school library in the Summerton
graded school. It is hoped that the
patrons will not only encourage but
aid Mr. Hogan in this undertaking,
il it can v eil be km that a library of
(jood literature and ready referesncc
would be of Inestimable value to the
It was with deep regret that we
learned of the resignation of Rev. Mr.
\Vallace Carnahan from his charge of
the Episcopal Church here. At a
meeting of the Vestry on last Sunday,
Mr. Carnahan's letter of resignation
stating that his wife's ill health wou'd
necessitate a change of climate, was
read and accepted. During his resi?
dence here Mr. Carnahan has made
many friends, and in giving him up
the Espicopal Church loses a man of
ability and zeal.
Mrs. J. J. Ragin is visiting at the
home of her son, Mr. B. C. Ragin.
Mr. W. D. McClary spent yester?
day in Manning.
A number of Summertonians went
to Manning to attend the entertain?
ment of the "College Singing Girls."
which was the tlrst of the Lyceum at
trations for Ciis season. On hearing
?h"ir enthusiastic opinion of the en?
tertainment we are more than ever
llaappolnted th.'it the Lyceum course
has been discontinued here. A^ sources
if amusement and also a means of
bringing before the public eye our
?plendid accommodations, these ;u
tractions are to be encouraged, and
it is pretty generally conceded a mis?
fortune that all endeavors have fail?
ed so far this year.
Miss Chauncey Blackburn was call?
ed to her home In Columbia yesterday
on account of the death of her uncle,
Rev. D. A. Blackburn, of New York
The Southern will lay heavier rails
on its line between Columbia and
The State Baptist convention will
meet In Anderson, December 7 and
will be In session three days.
K. OF P. DISTRICT DODGE.
I Well Attended Meeting Held in
Mayesville on Thursday.
Mayesville, Oct. 1.?The Fifth Dis?
trict Lodge Knights of Pythias, of the
Grand Domain of South Carolina con?
vened in Mayesville, Thursday, Sept'
30th, and promptly at 11 o'clock the
District Deputy Grand Chancellor
Wilson's gavel fell and the District
Convention was in session.
The following de^gates and the
lodges they represent follows:
Gamecock, No. 17, Sumter?Geo. L.
Warren, L. E. H. Darr, S. E. Reames,
D. T. Meade.
Social, No. 110, Mayesville?J. R.
Mayes, W. B. Chandler, S. W. Pringle.
T. L. Kohn.
Kannville, 107, of Mannville?W.
Acme. No. 163, Harpers?D. M.
Bath. Jr.. H. Z. Matthews.
Owing to the time of the year,
many members having their time ful?
ly engrossed, cotton pouring in, there
wae not as large attendance as desired
but what the convention lacked in
numbers they made up in enthusiasm
and the District Dodge, No. 6 must be
considered as a signal success for the
good it has accomplished.
The secretary read letters from
Rev. Hugh R. Muchison, Bishopville.
Editor E. H, Aull, of the Couth Caro?
lina Pythian, Newberry, C. D. Brown,
Grand Keeper of Records and Seal,
Abbeville, Julius M. Visanska, Past
C. C. of Carolina, No. 0, Charleston;
Montague Trlest, Carolina, No. 9,
Charleston; A. G. Rembert. Grand
Chancellor of the Graud Ix>dge, Spar
tanburg; Frank P. Cooper. Thorn well
Memorial Commission, Charleston;
Brother M. D. Meore, of Carolina. No.
9, Charleston, was a welcome visitor..
The welcoming address was deliv?
ered by Rev. H. A. Knox of Social.
>'o, 110, Mayesville, and the response
by D, T3. ?, C, Wilson.
The reports of the Condition of the
Castles were read by the deleagtes.
Vice Chancellor Commander of the
Grand Lodge J. W. Doar was a dis
UngUtShed guest and his address on
"Sick Eenefit", its tu?es and abuses,'"
vas listened to with rapt attention
" elicited ar plan re.
Brothers H. A. Knox and Isaac M.
Loryea spoke on "Suspensions." Their
remarks were well received.
Brother D. T. Meade, of Gamecock
Lodge, No. 17, Sumter, read a re?
markably well prepared article on
"Suspensions" which was greatly ad
mried and he was the recipient of fre?
"Reading Rooms" was discussed by
Brothers Knox, Warren, Doar and
A resolution offered by Bro. S. M.
McCall, of Social, No. 10, recommend?
ed to the Grand Lodge that the pres?
ent permanent pass word be changed
annually if not semi-annually?tht
resoituion was accepted.
Many Knights testified to the great
value of the South Carolina Pythian
and the able manner In which it was
Brother Knox offered this resolu?
tion. That each lodge contribute Its
:>rorata share to create a fund to pay
such expenses of the District Conven?
tions as are not paid by the Grand
Lodge, seconded by Bro. Loryea and
These resolutions were offered by
Trother Geo, L. Warren, of Game?
cock, No. 17. That the convention ex?
tend its thanks and appreciation to
Social, No. 110, of Mayesville for hos?
pitality and kindness extended and
thanks to Grand Vice Chancellor J.
?V. Doar, for his attendance and for
his elevating and inspiring woras.
Both resolutions passed unanimously.
Brother Secretary Isaac M. Loryea
offered a resolution of deep regret at
the demise of an able Knight and
former Governor of the State, the
Hon. Miles Benjamin McSweeney, and
that resolution be sent to the widow.
It was adopted by a rising vote.
A brother made a motion to dis?
continue the iDstrict" Grand Lodges.
It was promptly laid on the table.
Brother Loryea made a motion that
the thanks of the convention be ex?
tended to the News and Courier, Co?
lumbia Daily Record, Augusta Daily
Herald, The Sumter Daily Item, and
The Herald, The State, for spa.ee al?
lowed In their valuable publications,
seconded and unanimously adopted.
Prothers F. E. DuBose and W. J.
Worsham. of Zola. No. 196, Sardina.
--xteiuled an invitation that the next
Dirtrlet Convention be held at Sar?
dinia, the same was unanimously ac?
AH the Knights were hospitably en?
tertained at the beautiful and refined
homes of the residents of Mayesville.
A splendid and bountiful repast was
given to the guests to which full jus?
tice was given. Informal speeches
The closing address was offered by
D. D. G. C. Wilson and waa listened
to with every attention. It was an
On motion the convention adjourn?
ed without day.
Luther Beas, white, aged 12 years,
was seriously injured at Rock Hill
while stealing a ride on a merry-go
PINCHOT ISSUES WARNING.
Declares Vast Wuter Power Monopol*
Ii? Forming ami Says GOMgPBM
Washington. Oct. 1.?Unequivocally
asserting that a monopoly now is in
process of formation whose obj et 5s
to obtain possession of Uie water pow?
er sites of the country, Gifford Pin
chot, chief of the bureau of forestry,
who returned today from an extend?
ed trip in the West, declared that
remedial legislation must be enacted
at the coming session of congress if
this great natural resource is to be
preserved to the people.
Mr. Pinchot predicted that this will
be one of the biggest issues which the
next session of congress will have to
Looming up as another big preblem
which will confront congress will be
the question of the disposition of vast
areas of coal lands in the West, but
principally in Alaska. It is important
that congress should take prompt ac?
tion on this matter. Mr. Pinchot said,
for the protection of the country's
fuel supply and also to prevent a
monopoly in that supply.
As a result of his Western trip h? is
as fully determined as ever to con?
tinue his policies regarding the con?
servation of the country's natural re?
sources and the great natural forest
Mr. Pinchot declared that the re?
cent trip of Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson through the West has had a
most admirable effect in fostering the
conservation sentiment. *1
Mr. Pinchot will remain here for
about a week when he will go to St.
Louis to meet President Taft and ac?
company him on his trip down the
Mississippi river to New Orleans.
FLEISCHHANS CASE GOES OVF.IL
Hearing in Suit Brought by Wind
Up Commission Postponed. ^
AfhevUte, N. C, Oct. 1.?The
Vnring in the case of the Fleisch?
mann Compuny, and others against
,he South Carolina dispensary com?
mission, which had been set for hear?
ing today before Judge Pritchard. has
been continued by consent of all par?
ties until October 20.
The hearing is on the motion of
counsel for th?; commission to require <
the plaintiffs n the consolidated suit
brought by creditors against the dis?
pensary to pay the costs and damages
incurred by reason of the injunction
and order of receivership made by
the court, ^ .
CHARLESTON MUSIC FESTIVAL.
Great Preparations Being Made for
Entertaining Hundreds of Visitors.
Charleston is making great prepar?
ations for the entertainment of hun?
dreds of visitors from all parts of
South Carolina during the week be?
ginning October 25.
The special feature of the week will
be a series of five musical concerts,
features of which promise to surpass
anything of the sort ever attempted
m the South. The Russian Sym?
phony Orchestra, an orgaaizatien of
Sfty high-class musicians, conducted
by Modest Altschuler, has been en?
gaged and the services of soloists of
ability and special fitness for the mu?
sical numbers to be given have been
The Russian Symphony Orchestra
has never before visited the Sooth but
luring the last two years its fame has
been spreading throughout the East
and West. Its Journey across the
content last spring to the Ppcific
coast was marked by a chorus of en?
thusiastic praise, and critics in New
York, Boston, Pittsburg, Cleveland,
Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco
and dozens of other cities have pro?
claimed its excellence, 1
A chorus of one hundred male
voices and one of one hundred and
fifty female voices have ben organi?
zed and the immens*? auditorium of
the new Charleston Museum is being
specially fitted up for the occasion. A
fund of six thousand dollars has been
promised by leading business men of
the city to assist in defraying the ex?
penses of this great festival.
Numerous other amusement fea?
tures are to be provided. King street
s to be made the most brilliantly il?
luminated thoroughfare in the South.
The scores of torpedo boats and sub?
marines of the Atlantic Torpedo Boat
Flotilla will be returning to their
home station at the Navy Yard here
and it is hoped to have other naval
Charleston is never more attractive*
than at this season of the year ami
professional men of the- city are un?
ited in the determination te make th*
present undertaking a splendid suc?
cess, one which wilt be thoroughly
enjoyed by the host of visitors whom
they hope to have the pleasure of
The Queen of England's favorite
rose is o?<e of the old-time sorts
known as Hermosa, a lovely, freo
flowering pink rose, which yields a
rich harvest of beautiful, fragrant