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WE WHY LETTE IIS FROM OUR SPE? CIAL CORRESPONDENTS. Hems of Interest From all Parts of Burnt er ami Adjoining Counties, i ???? NOTICE TO CORRESPONDBNTS. Mall your letters so that they - 111 reach this office not later than Mon? day when Intended for Wednesday's paper and not later than Thursday for Saturday's Issue. This, of course, applies only to regular correspond? ence. In csse of Items of unusual news value, send In Immediately by mall, telephone or telograph. Such ?ewe stories are acceptable up to the hour of going to press. Wednesday's paper Is printed Tuesday afternoon and Saturday's paper Friday after aooa. ?TATEBURG. Stateburg. Nov If.?Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Richardson. Jr., spent a few days In Sumter with relatives during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. James G. Simons, of Eutawvllle, have returned home after visiting the Misses Burgess. Miss Lottie Nelson is spending some time with friends at Fort Motte. Mr. E. N. Frierson and Miss* Julia Burgess spent Thursday In Sumter. The Bridge Club met on Wednes? day afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Saunders. and was delightfully entertained by Miss Virginia Saunders. The many friends of Cot. and Mrs. J. J. Dargan are very glad to hear that their daughter, who has been quite 111, Is now reported much bet? ter. Mrs. W. R. Flud and Miss Sadie Flud were In Sumter Saturday. Mr. Frank P. Burgess spent Sun? day In our midst. The weather continues unusually mild and pleasant for this season of the year. The farmers are busy digging po? tatoes, breaking In corn and gather? ing the remainder of their cotton.. So far we have had only slight frost. REM BERT. Rembert. Nov. 18.?The harvest season Is drawing to a close, and while our farmers throughout this section have suffered severely from excessive rains, drought, and a seri? ous hall, still they are expending ev? ery energy, and with grit and deter? mination have commenced to prepare for another crop. They are planting oats and some are experimenting with a small acreage in wheat. The oat acreage will be larger than last year, and while we have made very little money this year owing to the short cotton crop, we are thankful for a good yield of corn and potatoes. Next Thursday. the 25th, is Thanksgiving day, and as a people we do not take Thanksgiving as se? riously as we should. Our forefath? ers felt the need of stronger hands than thelr's to throw off the great disasters, such as has visited this community this year, and while some may think it was a Judgment sent upon us, let us, friends, look upward with thankful hearts for the tender mercies shown us, for If we will stop and look back over the year, not one of us can but see a reason for a real earnest Thanksgiving day, and I trust we all will enjoy the day with hearts full of music of praise and thanksgiving for mercies shown us. The Improvement League of Raft? ing Creek High School will give an old time hot supper such as the Rembert community is proverbial for, for the benefit of the High School piano, at the beautiful home of Mrs. Alice Jenkins, on Thanksgiving even? ing, and anyone who would like a good time, a nice supper and a social entertainment come and meet your friends and let us all enj* y a pleas? ant evening. It In very dry here, not having had a good rain In over a month. Wells are going dry, and oat* can't come up but the spring like weather we have been enjoying so long charged thl* m??rnlng and It Is quite wintry today and cold* enough for fires. The Literary Society organized a few weeks ago by the High School here has filled a long felt want In th? li ? <>!. and at a glance one can? not but be Impressed ot the rapid advancement made under the pres? ent mauaKement of the experienced tacher* tb. v have this year. Yuir corresp ocb nt attended a meeting of the society last Friday and heard a debate. The qulry was: "Which Wields the QrCftteel Influence, the Pulpit <>r the Pi is?" It was as? tonishing to hear the pieces r? ad bi?th on the affirmative and the negative sides from girls and buy from 10 to 12 years old, and I must say they acquitted themselves finely, showing careful preparation, as older minds could not have done better, ami th?- Judges decided the press hail the advantage and decided for the negative. The society meets every Friday afternoon at 1.30 and the pub? lic Is always welcome. DARK CORN RR. Dark Corner, Nov. 15.?Everything si calm and serene in these digging ut this time. We are having Dice weather and farmers are finishing up lathering their scattering cotton, i eas, potatoes, etc., and preparing t grind sugar cane. No one sick that I know of. only Mr. W. T. Kolb has been real Siek n 1th chills and fever. Miss Nealle Ardis, who has been at her uncle's, Mr. John F. McLeodV n* ar Mai.n'ng. for the last two or three months, returned home laa. Friday. James R. Kolb of Ramsey, visit od his brother Wm. T. Kolb last Sunday. Thos. H. Osteen and W. J. Ardls of this corner attended the Santee As? sociation, at Wedgefleld, last week. This session of the Association was one of the best this scribe has ever attended and he was at its birth and saw Dr. Brown when he wrapped it in its swaddling clothes and held the first bottle to Its mouth. I was there and suppose I held the calf for him (Dr. C. C. B.) to milk the cow to pro? cure the fluid for the bottle. He (the Dr.) calls me "Hard Times" which I think is a very appropriate name as I was raised hard, have worked hard, soldiered hard, my head is hard, and void of whits matter, which makes my face hard. So I think the Doc? tor knows what he Is talking about when he calls me "Hard Times," for I sure have, and am having a hard time of it, so far in life. But I am thankful it is no worse. I expect the folks around Wedgefleld feel like I heard a brother tell Dr. Brown that the Sumter people once did?let the Association eat them out. I told some of the Wedgefleldians last Sat? urday that I expected that It would be a long time before Wedgefleld would invite us back again as some of us were real carraways as far as grub was concerned. It was my pleasure and privilege to stop with Mr. R. D. Kolb while at the Association, who sure treated me white. Wish I could have made It suit to call on all of those who wanted me to do so, but time was limited with me and I left for home Saturday afternoon, without calling on Brother Whllden Nettles and his kind, better half, and others that wanted me to call. My will was good but time was lacking. MOPE DIAMOND DISAPPEARS. Famous Gem Is Said to B? Lost Near Singapore?(Misfortune For Owners The famous blue Hope diamond, ] was in this countiy for a while and which has had a tragic career, Is be? lieved to have gone to the bottom of the sea. when Selim Habib a wealthy Turkish diamond collector and mer" chant, was drowned In the wreck of the French mall steamer Seyne at Singapore a few days ago. Cable grame state that Habib was believed to have had the famous diamond with him. Because certain of its owners have met with misfortune a baneful Influ? ence has been ascribed to the gem. Such a stone was the most valuable of the crown jewels of France when Louis XVI was beheaded in 1793. It disappeared when the royal treasure was stolen, and in 1S30 it appeared In a London dealer's shop. It was then purchased by Henry Thomas Hope, a banker, for $90,000. He gave it to his daughter when she married the Duke of New Castle and ?he gave it to her second son Lord Francis Hope. He sold it for $168, 000 and then the diamond was brought to New York and figured prominently in the troubles of Lord Francis Hope's former wife. May Yohe. Selim Habib purchased it for $400,000 and recently when he was forced to sell his jewel collection in Paris, 'the stone brought only $80, 000. Habib is believed to have been delivering the diamond when he met his death. REPORT OX COTTON GINNED. Regular Monthly Statement of Na? tional Association Places Number of Bales Ginned at 8,096,000. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 18.?The regular monthly report of the Na? tional Ginners' Association showing that 8,096,000 bales of cotton have been ginned during the present sea? son up to November 14, was Issued today. Particularly heavy ginning was reported In west Texas. * The report by States follows: Alabama 808,000; Arkansas, 562. 000; Florida, 53000; Georgia 1,583. 000; Louisiana, 213,000; Mississippi, 724,000; Missouri and Virginia, 45. 000; North Carolina, 470,000; Okla? homa, 478,000; South Carolina, 918 - 000; Tennessee, 183,000; Texas, 2, 059,000. Total 8,096,000. RICHARD WATSON GILDER DEAD Editor of Century Magazine Sudden? ly Called From His Labors. New York, Nov. 18.?Richard Wat? son Gilder, editor-in-chief of the Cen? tury Magazine since its foundation in 188!, and widely known as an author and lecturer, died unexpectedly to? night at the house of his sister, Mrs. Schuyler Van Renssalaer, of angina pectoris. Mr. Gilder was taken ill during the 1 delivery of a lecture on Tennyson be fore the Y. M. C. A., of Orange, N. I J.. on Wednsday night, November 3. He suffered considerable pain but managed to finish his lecture. On the way home he collapsed on a Jersey City ferry boat but managed first to summon assistance from New York by telephone. COULD NOT DELIVER COTTON. Mercantile Firm In York County Falte. Rock Hill. Nov. 19.?A petition was filed here today before C. W. F. Spen" cer, referee In bankruptcy, adjudging as bankrupt Messrs Shannon & Hope ofSharon, a iirm which has done a big mercantile business for a number of years. It is stated that the firm on the strength Of buying contracts with neighboring farmers sold several hundred bales of cotton for fall de? livery and that the farmers with whom the contracts were made re? fused to bring in the cotton, hence Jhie firm's loss and the present action. They gave Habilites at $3,500 with assets at $20,000. COLUMBIA CONCERN HAD FRIENDS. Two Memebers of Wind Up Commis? sion Opposed to Judgment Against Carolina Glass Company. Columbia, Nov. 18.?It Is under? stood that the commission was di? vided upon some of the claims. In the Car na Glass Company's claim It ? !? ppear from the minutes that . isrs. Murray and McSween favored the payment of the claim upon a different basis, because they voted against the deduction and over judgment as made. The same was true, It is stated, in regard to claims of E. A. Saunders & Co.?News and Courier. Walking Sticks. The sixteenth eeutury Is that In which the walking stick became not merely a useful Implement but au ur tlcle cf fashion, dignity and luxury. Iu the seventeenth cuutury it was gold headed and made of rare woods. It was a sign of leadership. For a long period there was little variety nmoug Englishmen iu the mu terial used for the majority of walking sticks. The "oaken towel," as It was pleasantly termed when au enemy was to be "rubbed down," shared popular? ity with the crab tree cudgel, which, among rural folk especially, was much valued and classic from the conflict In "Hudibras." when? With many a stiff thwack, many a bang, Hard crab tree on old Iron rang. Classic, too. is that stout oaken stick which sturdy Dr/ Johnson, who, like Enox, "never feared the face of living man," provided himself with when he went to the pit of the little theater la the Haymarket In full view of Foote, who had announced his In*"ntion of "taking him off" on the stLje, an In? tention which In view of the stick be did not carry Into effect?Gentleman'? Magazine. Worrying. Worrying is one of the greatest drawbacks to happiness. Most of If can be avoided If we only determine not to let trifles annoy us. for th. largest amount of worry lug is can*" by the smallest trifles. TO DIVIDE Tin: DIOCESE. Committee of Ten Will Recommend same to Council, Columbia, Nov. 18.?That it is ad ielble to divide the Episcopal dio? cese of South Carolina is the recom? mendation of the special committee i of ten from the diocesan convention appointed to report upon the advisa? bility and feasibility of dividing th? diocese, which met yesterday in the Trinity chapel. As to whether it would be feasible and the matter of the line of division were left over to another session of the committee which will be called at a later date, and report back to the diocesan council at the next meeting. The matter of ways and means for the division will be reported on at an? other meeting of the committee. Another bishop will have to be elected for the Piedmont counties. The committee is composed of the following: Richard L Manning, Sumter; H. P. Duvall, Cheraw; Wal? ter Hazard, Georgetown; P. T. Hayne, Greenville; W. B. Gordan Camden; h. h. Ocvlngton, Bneeter; a. r. Mit? chell. Greenville; John Kershaw, Charleston; L. G. Wood. Charleston; John P. Thomas, Jr., Columbia. A. m. Lee of Char.ston a member of the committee was not present. It is reported from Olanta that the Alcolu railroad is to be extended to Florence. ?Many school chiMien suffer from constipation, which is often the cause of seeming stupidity tt lessons. Cham te Cain's Stomach and Liver Tablets are an ideal medicine to give a chl.d for they are mild and gentle in their effect, and will cure even chronic on stipstion. Sold by W. W. Slbert The passion for glory is the torch of the mind.?Spanish. ?Croup is most prevalent during the dry cold weather of the early winter months. Parents of young children should be prepared for It* All that is needed is a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Many mothers are never without it in their homes and it has never disappointed them. Sold by W. W. Slbert. J^OOK at the air-space between these two fabrics. That is the secret of Improved ^ Duofolc) HeaitK Urxderweej* A f.nished surface of fine cotton, linen or silk next your skin. Then a layer of sir. Then an outer fabric of wool which carries away ifl moisture (or the outer fabric if you prefer it may be silkoline), The air-space Keeps the garment fresh and sweet and makes it warm but not heavy. How can u or any man, afford to go on wearing che old-fashioned unscientific underw-\r when you can get Duofold ? Ask for the Duofold booklet showing different weights, shades and styles. Single garments and union suits. m* D. J. Chandler Clothing Co. If it hasn't thi? label. it isn't Oiiofold. root L'A'A'A'll jj^SJBS^BSr^?'-i/^^. ? ? ?: SPECIAL SALE OF LINEN Thanksgiving Sale of Linens ?AT? O'Donnell & Co's. O'Donnell 6 Co Svimter's Big Store. Prices That Will Make You Lay in a Supply For a Year to Come. 25 CENT RUH DRY TOWELS, SPECIAL 21c. EITMOMMV LIKEN VALUES 50 CENT RUB DRY* TOWELS. SPECIAL 39c \A7 E place on sale our entire stock together with a large line of samples which we bought consider ? ? ably under the market value, and which we will offer at the greatest savings you have ever had a chance to buy goods of similar quality for. A word to the wise is usually sufficent, and as this is anad from O'Donnell & Co., it will pay you to get busy. 10 DozExtreiL QuaJityTea Doylies, Reg. Price $1.50 Doz Price to Close $1.15 Note the following great values in all Linen Table Damask Si.50 Quality 1.25 1.00 75 .50 ACTUAL VM.n s. Si.19 ?93 .89 .63 ?43 sali: phice. Table Napkins, The kind that make the table beautiful, and at prices to please. S3.50 Napkins 2.50 M 2.25 I.50 1.25 actual valves. S2.89 1-77 I.59 1.19 [-97 bale price. Who Needs Towels? These prices will prove very Tempting. 25c Towels - 2ic 20c - - - - 15c 15c - - - 12c Huck or Damask, Take your choice. Our Entire Linen Stock Together with a line of sample Linens. See Them. 25 Pieces Curtain Laces, (Cotton Goods Higher than ever before, not so at O'Donnell & Co's) all patterns, Special 9c See our Line of Table Covers, Tray Covers, Sideboard Scarfs, Etc., all at sale prices at Sumter's Fair Store O'DONNELL t 11 Sumter's Big Store Thanksgiving Sale of Linens ?at? The Big Store.