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i WTCWSY LETTERS FROM OL'R SPE? CIAL CORRESPONDENTS. Itetn* of Interest l imn all Parts of Buroter and Adjoining Counties. NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS, ?fall your letters so that they will reach this office not later than Mon iay when intended for Wednesday's ??.per and not later than Thursday for Saturday's Issue. This, of course, appllei only to regular correspond? ence. In case of Items of unusual news value, send In immediately by nail, telephone or telegraph. Such mews stories are acceptable up to the hour of going to press. Wednesday's paper la printed Tuesday afternoon end Saturday's paper Friday after? noon. LYNCHDTJRG. Lynch burg. Nov. 18.?Senator E. D. Smith in his handsome and up-to date automobile, accompanied by his popular and efficient secretary, Mr. C. M Oalloway, made his appearance In this little town this morning, and remained here till quite late this af? ternoon. Mr. Oalloway made friends of everybody whom he chanced to meet and these two gentlemen, as usual, were most entertaining. Those who were so fortunate as to meet them, will ever welcome their return. Many questions were asked the sen? ator about the holding price of cotton which he endeavored to answer. Of course, the future price of cotton is all conjecture, nevertheless, people will discuss It and may later on "cuee" It. Dr. Simmons of Timmonsvllle, who located here some time ago, returned to his old home?Timmonsvllle? where a more lucrative business awaits him. Dr. Simmons had made many friends here, who regretted ex? ceedingly to part with him. as he is a fine young physician and a high-ton? ed gentlemen besides. Cotton picking In this part of the county Is nearly a thing of the past, but the prices at which it was sold were most encouraging, but It is fear? ed that the acreage will be much In? creased next year. People will, go wild over such prices and lose their Leads. At least this will be the re? sult If we may Judge from the past. This has been a good year for the merchants too, as their collections were fine?many old back debts were paid. If the much discussed malady call? ed "pellagra" owes its origin to, or is a result of eating corn meal, It is al? most a miracle that the Confederate soldiers were not almost exterminat? ed In the 60s for as every old veteran knows, corn meal?musky old corn meal, was our principal diet. The meal was nearly always more or less ?tale, with hard lumps all through It from the slse of your fist to your head. ^ome times "hard tack," "Confederate shingles," weevil eaten, were substituted. How about this, you who cling to the corn meal theory? EGYPT. Egypt. Nov. 20.?There will be an entertainment given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Weldon on Thanksgiving evening. Thursday Nov. SI, llOt. Supper will be prepared Cor all. but for the benefit of the boys and young men, the girls will be auc? tioned off. After they are sold the buyer and his girl will be given a free ?upper. Come boys and bring your gtrls, everybody will have a good time. Proceeds to go for Egypt school. Everybody cordially invited to at? tend. Mr. A. B. White has gone to Cam den today. Mr. Hub Evans spent yesterday in this section. The weather still continues dry. Potatoes have been gathered. Only a few peas and some cotton is left to be gathered. The health of the community Is very good. Mrs. 8. A. White Is visiting In this community. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gibson, of Blsh opvllle, spent Sunday In this section. WISACXY. Wlsacky, Nov. 19.?You are giving us a fine dally, and I enjoy reading It. I endorse most of your senti? ment* on the political questions of the day. Your views with reference to prohibition wer.- sound, and although I advocated prohibition. I feared it would prove a failure. And the quantities of liquors being shipped into our country goes to prove that my fears were well founded. The prosperity of the farmers Is something for which to be grateful. I rejoice to see the day when we far? mers can hold up our heads and con? tend for our right*. I trust the farm? ers will make good use of their OppOf tunetles and continue to Improve the advantages they have gained by mak? ing ample supplies f<?r home con? sumption and not depend on cotton alone. The crops have all been gathered with the exception of a little scatter THANKSGIVING! r I T'S a day to be proud of! It's a day when you should feel and look your best. You can attend to your mental enjoyment, but we will attend to your outward appearance, and you can rest assured it will be right if you allow us to garb you in one of our new Fall Suits N D Overcoats At $10,12 60,15,18, 20, 25 and $30. The Fit, Fabric and Pattern will please you, and we will suit your pocket-book. Underwear $1 to $4 Sviit. WALK-OVER SHOES, $3.50 and $4. NO NAME AND STETSON HATS, $3.00 and $3.50. SUMTER CLOTHING CO Outfitters to Men and Boys. . ?v^tu ft tmmM * ing cotton. Large crops of oats are being planted, on the best of our lands, with thorough preparation. There Is more attention given to this crop in this section than I have ever seen be fore. Numbers are planting wheat also. Mr. W. A. Green attended the au? tomobile races In Atlanta. From his reports they were very exciting and hazardous. Mr. J. Edgar Scott, who has been i In business in Nashville, Tenn., for the past two years, has returned to bis old home and taken up farm life again. Large quantities of cottonseed have been sold here for $30 and $31 per ton, and are being delivered as fast as cars can be provided to carry them off. Much of these seed was in exchange for cottonseed meal, at bet? ter rates than we have ever had be? fore. We have had very little rain this fall, and It is very dry and dusty. The ditches have all dried up, and the wells are very low, so that we have to water all of the stock from the welle. The health of our community is very good. Wlsacky, Nov. 22.?We are having lovely spring-like weather again, af? ter a heavy frost last week. The harvest season Is drawing to a close. There is some scattering cot? ton yet to be gathered. Some farm? ers have finished planting oats. The acreage will be larger than last year. It Is very dry here, not having had a rain In several weeks. Wells are going dry and oates can't get up to a good stand. The health of the community Is very good at present. Mrs. J. S. Williams and children, of Timmonsvllle, spent the past two weeks here with relatives, returning to their home on Saturday. Mrs. W. H. Shlrer and family, of Hlshopvllle. sp?nt a few days here with relatives recently. The Ivanhoe school is in a pros? perous condition and largely Attend* ed. STATFBUHG. Stateburg. Nov. 22. Mrs. Frank 11. Harris, who has been spending some time with bei- parent*, Mr. and Mis. K. F. Holmes has returned to her home In Th<?mas\ ille, (la. Mrs. (luv NelSOn i-s visiting her mother, Mrs. J. II. Richardson, in ('larcndon. Dr. and Mrs. w. w. Andereon, who have been the guests of Mr. and Mts. Mark Reynolds In Bumter, have re? turned borne. Miss Lottli Nelson, alter I very pleasant visit to relatives in Fort Motte, Is Again In the neighborhood. Mrs. R. C. Richardson, Jr., and her little daughter spent the past week in Sumter with friends. Mr. William B. Nelson, of Mont? gomery, Ala., is expected tomorrow on a visit to his old home here. There will be divine services at the Church of the Holy Cross on Thurs? day, at 11:30 a. m. During the past week we have had two frosts, the heaviest this fall, but the weather is again quite mild and pleasant. The President of tlie Nation on Y. M. C. A. Work. President W. H. Taft, in his re? markable tour, has officiated at several gatherings in the Interest of the Young Men's Christian Associa? tion and has given the most unquali? fied endorsement to the work of this organization. He laid the corner stone of the new half million dollar Y. M. C. A. building at San Francisco. On the visitor's register is the following entry: "San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 6, 1909. "On the afternoon of this day I laid . the corner stone of the great structure for the moral protection of the young men and boyg of San Francisco. Its work will stand for all that Is best in life. *"San Francisco's greatest assets are her young men and boys, and what can be done for their moral protection and ultimate salvation from all forms of sin is the greatest question that can engage the thought and attention of this community. "In this building will be developed the type of men that San Francisco and California must have to meet their ever-increasing greatness. "To the honor and glory of God and for the very best interests of the city's young men and boys, this stone On this day, has been laid for the San Francisco Young Men's Associa? tion. (Signed) "WM. H. TAFT. "President United States." During the exercises he said: "ft is about as hard to put money Where it can do some good as it was to make that money. You ean put all you ohOOM In the Young Men's Christian Association and get the value of every dollar. "rids building will fill a want In society that can he Idled on no other Way, offering a home to young men denied one, providing rational amusement during spare hours?the time the devil always offers his temp tat ions." At Memphis on October 21, he opened the new $200,000 Y. M. C. A. building with a golden Key and took the key with him as o much appre? ciated souvenir. The front door will never again he locked, for in Mem? phis as In many large cities, the Y. M. G. A., is open twenty-four hours a day and every day in the year. A few days ago Jacksonville open? ed its $250,000 Y. Iff. C. A. building, towards which one man gave $85, 000. There was room for 94 men In the dormitories and every room was taken the day the building opened and there were 25 men on the wait? ing list. Honolulu started out to raise $180,000 on October 12 and in ten days had $205,000. Kansas City has just moved into its $365,000 Y. M. C. A. building and In two weeks 1,410 men took out $10 memberships. Boston has recently bougb4- a $350,000 lot and plans to build an $850,000 new building* It needed half a million in addition to Its pre? sent property. One family gave $60," 000 in momory of their father and more than the half million was raised In fifteen days. Lincoln, Nebraska, needed last month $100 000 to enlarge their pre? sent building and William Jennings Bryan headed the list with $2,500. Before the list could be closed $105, had been subscribed. Pueblo, Colorado, started out Oc? tober 11 to raise $100,000 and on Oc? tober 26?just fifteen days?had $112,000 pledged. The Y. Iff. C. A. building wave is one of the most interesting facts of modern times. It Is bound to reach Spartanburg soon and the sooner it comes the better for the city. Spartanburg must have a Y. M. C. A. building and a good one. It should be built with a view to the city's certain growth, for not one Y. M. C. A. building in the South has so far been built large enough?Spar? tanburg, S. C? Herald Nov. 7, 1900. HOMICIDE IN MARLBORO. Murdered C. R. Connor, Lumberman, At Madeline. Bennettsvllle, Nov. 21.?C. B. Con? ner, a lumberman at Madeline, on the Bennettevllle & Cheraw railroad, was brutally murdered yesterday morning by three negroes, Tom liar" rlngton, Will Harrington and Ed Davis. It seems that Mr. Connor suspected I'M Davis of having stolen a pistol and when he went to make Investiga? tion the three ne'groes, who came from North Carolina, attacked him, knocked him down and then shot htm twice in the top of the head with a pistol. The negroes escaped. Ed Davis was shot in the shoulder, it is said. CLUB WOMEN INVITED. Mrs. Vlsanska Addresses Open Letter to Women of South Carolina. Charleston, Nov. 20.?All the club- j women of the State are being invited to visit this city in the open letter below which has been addressed by Mrs. Julian M. Visanska, President of the Charleston City Federation of Women's Clubs, to the club women of South Carolina. The exhibition of the Nac^mal As? se ciation for the Study and Preven? tion of Tuberculosis wiU I.? opcii 1? the public, in the city of Charleston from Dec. 11th to 20th. To all earnest minded rn?\u an l wo? men and women this announcement means much. It sounds the opening note of a community's crusade against an enemy, more destructive than an armed foe, and yet, one which may be conquered by the means of right living, freuh air and sunshine! All who saw that portion of the ex? hibition, shown at the State conven? tion, held in Sumter, S. C, last spring' will realize the wonderful object les? son, which the exhibition in its en? tirety muut be, and those who there heard the address of Mr. E. G. Rout zahn, the official representative of the exhibition, will agree that the series of i'ree lectures and illustrated talks, to be given dally by the same speaker ?.nd by distinguished mem? bers of the Medical Society of Char? leston, will prove a liberal education on a subject most vital to every com? munity. On behalf of the committee in charge of the forthcoming exhibition, and in the name of your sister club? women of Charleston, I ask the en? terest and co-operation of every fed? erated clubwoman in South Carolina In this fight against the "great white plague." Speak of this exhibition to your co-workers, as well as all men and women of other organization. Urge, as many as possible to visit Charleston) between Dec. 11th and 2??th, that they may see this won? derful proof of a tight for the health and llf? of her children and child? ren's children. In thus doing your share to aid in tins war against the most fatal of modern ills; in thus extending a m. ? Btge of hope to the afflicted, of en? lightenment t?> the Ignorant, of a life of cleanliness and sunshine to those who walk amid darkness, filth and disease, you will he fulfilling the highest and best objeel for which we are hound together?the upbuilding of our citizenship and the uplift of humanity. SARAH B. VISANSKA. Charleston City Federation o* Wo? men's Clubs. A two-story store building owned by D. H. Traxler, was burned in Tim monSVllle Saturday. Loss $1,500. LAND TROOPS IN NICARAGUA? U. S. MARINES MAY BE SENT TO PROTECT AMERICANS. * Dispatching of the Transport Buffalo To Panama is Believed to Mean That Tliis Country Will Throw an Armed Force Into the Disturbed Territory?Taft, Knox and Coun? sellor Hoyt Mold Two-Hour Con- j ference. Washington, Nov. 21.?For two hours tonight President Taft conferred with Secretary Knox on the Nicara guan situation. Counsellor Henry M. Hoyt also was present. Previous to | going to the executive mansion, Mr. Knox held a conference in his home with Assistant Secretary Huntington Wilson. It was announced that neither the Secretary nor the White House would discuss in any way the pending diffi? culty with Nicaragua, and both the President and Mr. Knox refused flat? ly to make any comment on their talk. The only other event of impor? tance that transpired during the day was the dispatch of orders to the transport Buffalo, on duty on the Pa? cific coast, to sail at once for Panama from Pinchlinque Bay, California, af? ter taking on adequate supplies of coal and provisions. This ordering of the Buffalo south on hurry-up schedule Is taken to mCan that this government Is making ready to throw a column of United States marines Into the Nicaraguan turmoil for the protection of Ameri? can lives and property. While the five hundred marines are scattered generally over the Canal Zone they ean he concentrated by means of the railroad quickly at Panama, where thar? are military stores and sup? plies. Any expedition against Nicaragua In which the marines figure would be undertaken on the Pacific side of the Isthmus. The Buffalo would land the men at the port of Corinto, which is a short forty miles from Managua. The authorises tonight insist that the dispatch of the Buffalo Is not to be accepted as meaning that an expedi? tion is to be launched against the Ze leyaa government, but that the vessel is ordered in order to be in readiness should occasion suddenly arise. The Buffalo carries six guns, is of 1,888 tons burden and lu r engines de velop 1,8 Of-horna power. The vessel will be driven at top speed to Pana? ma. Where on her artval her com? mander has been instructed to report Immediately to Washington. The profits of the farmer and t coat of living in the United States pend not upon an Increased acr under cultivation, but on an incre in acreage yield.?New York Sun.