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< otUHU Condition.
AUTO CRASHES INTO TREE.
RilViin MEM INJI'RKD ON
s WANN All KACK COl'RSK.
UM York, (*ct 31.?The Journal
?4 Commerce and Commercial Rulle
Ha la tomorrow's leeue will aay:
"Cotton has hehl Um condition Of
a month ago. Deterioration at this
ISSn of year generally amounts to 4
eg & point*. Improvement having
keen shown only once since 1903.
when a gain of 4.4 points took place
* Replies of over 1,600 special oof
respondent* of the Journal of Com
amerce and Commercial Bulletin, hear?
ing aa overage date of October 24.
eetow no change In condition as com?
pered with met month, when It wae
#1.7 per cent For the correspond
eeg date In 1909 condition was 69.6.
alter which It suffered a deterioration
et tit f?tal I October, mak- j
ia?- i Itlon 66.6. By
tti. . pears that con- ,
ggj r 24 wae 10 1 point* !
hotter than . y??tr ago.
"An advance of 2 point* took
Olace In Norfh Carolina. 8.4 points
la Tennessee and 6.4 points In Okla?
homa. wi<le Mississippi maintained
??s condition and Texas and Arkansas
0.6 points and 0.3 points, re
CoodlOon and Comparison.
Changes In condition by States for
the peat month, together with the
percentage condition as determined
Oy this papi r la*t month, are given in
the accompanying table, as follows:
Nerth Carolina .74.6 plus 2.0
OkJahoma .68.8 plus 6.4
Seuth Carolina. . .71.2 minus 1.1
fleorgla.8.2 minus 1.4
S*V>rlda.69.7 minus 3.0
Alabama.67.7 plus 03.
Louisiana.49.3 minus 4.4
laaa*.61.7 minus 0.6
Arkansas.67.8 minus 0..3
?sssee.73.0 plus 4.0
ort. ? 78.6 plus 4.0
Avert*** .66.7 0.0
Kditor Marjorw, of Cairo, Oa., Hah
Slight t'lwiMW of Recovery?K. S.
Ia'wIh, of Atlanta, Sustain* lH>u
l.l. Ini.-iinv of skull
Savannah. Oa., Nov. 1.?Tho sight J
h. eing trip, given over tho race track
by the Savannah Automobilo Club,
of this city this afternoon, to repre?
sentatives of various daily papers in
the States of North and South Caro?
lina, Georgia and Florida, ended dls
asterously for two of the newspaper
men this afternoon, when an auto?
mobile driven by a negro chauffer,
crashed Into a tree and severely in?
jured T. A. J. Marjors. representing
the Grady County Progress, of Cairo,
Go and E. 8 Lewis, representative
of the Dodson Printer's Supply Com?
pany, of Atlanta.
Marjors sustained serious internal
Injuries and a fracture of the left
arm, while Lewis sustained a double
fracture of the skull. Both men
were brought to the Sa% innah Hos
Iptal for treatment, and while they
are In desperate straits, It is stated
by physicians of the hospital that
they have a fighting chance for life.
Mr. J. E. Oardner. a representative
of the Clake County Courier, of
Athens, also sustained slight injuries
about the face and legs, but was not
kept at the hospital. Frank Butler,
the driver of the car, escaped from
the accident without a scratch.
J. M. SULLIVAN DEAD.
Was Kallrood Commissioner and
Prominent Cltlsen of Anderson.
"Previous years* condition changes
ssasehlny days and the absence of
kW in? frosts matured cotton rapid?
ly and picking proceeded without
tafterruptlon, so that the amounnt
?fathered le quite op to normal, as
eon be seen by the accompsnylng
A backward season, contln
about two weeke late till the
of September, has consequently
_jpSBS normal no far m plck'n.c Is
Son ji I n ill The recent w Ides pi sad
ftoUMori of killing freetS will prnc
?*e>i'^ i 1 ? nd t?? mors i >tton be
'?eg mad*- so Oat the remaining
asaeunt to be gathered Is approxi?
mately 30 per cent, against 26 per
Columbia. Nov. 2.?James M. Sulli?
van, aged 66, one of the three rail?
road commissioners of this State died
at 9 o'clock this morning from paraly?
sis with which he was stricken Oct..
17. His term had about 26 months
more to run. The funeral will be
held In St. John's Methodist church
at Anderson Thursday afternoon,
probably at 2 o'clock. The funeral
party leaves Columbia Thursday
morning in special car for Anderson.
Among those going from here to
the State fair Wednesday were:
Messrs. P. O. Bowman. Walter Moore,
Marlon Myers, Elwood Myers, Lamar
Klrby, Jim Martin. A. D. Harby, W.
R. DuBose, Sr., John B. Moore, Perry
Moses Sr.. E. H. Moses. W. R. Du
Boee. Jr.. C. L. Cuttlno, Marlon
Moore, Arthur Haynsworth, Vincent
Riles, Newman. Peter Gallagher,
Henry Lucius. Willie Swann, David
Col. J. E. Jervey went to Itembert
Always Fresh Candies
Nunnally's are not only the highest p-rade
candies you can buy, but the freshest. Every
box we sell has been shipped us by fast express.
W. W. SIBKRT.
We are Making a Drive
on several styles of carriages
which we have been using as sam?
ples in our warerooms. If you
Can use one we will make it an ob?
ject to purchase at once. The
carriages are all right in both ip<
pearance and make. Hut we are
getting new samples nnd have not
mom (or both. Hence this un?
usual carriage chance.
THK S. St PIKItSO.V COMPANY.
r>rms For Sale!
tt to I.? acres to IBS f;nin, SgsregStlng *M>
>ic (trin lepersts irseta i.ami nek si mots
this .var. Suitable for rot ton, O09S or truck.
|y tsksptSSl 9S IfSCklSg All within two BlllSl
eJsSsevetsI Saetrsee as stag lots no flsipleo Atssjss ssrt Btosd as.
II > i Who \ llor-,. . Mule. \\ n^on, MlSJfJ <>r a Farm, <io to
W. M. Graham. Hampton Avc,
j^IME, fEM ENT,
AQU PLASTER. SHINGLES. LATHS,
FIRE BRICK, PR A1N PIPE, ETC
UriV ( ', .?j,i Rice Flour, Ship Stuff, Bran, Mixed
Flay, VJlitUI, Cow and (fhicken Feed.
Horses, Mules, [ftW:?:go" "n:d;
No Order Too Largo or Too Hmall
Booth-Harby Live Stock Co.
S|:MTICK, SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNCIL HOLDS EXTRA SESSION.
City Fathers Extend Time for Com?
pie t ton of Gas Plant?Mr. J. B.
Uafbeld Nominated for Cotton
The city Fathers met in a special
session Tuesday at S p. m. I ?r the
purpose of recommendiOf someone as
public cotton weigher to take the
place of J. F. Reid, resigned, and,
eldentally, to grant an extension
time to certain parties In which to
omplete the erection of a gas plant j
this city. The meeting was a very
short one and all members of City
ouncil were present, except Alder?
Mr. R. O. Purdy was present on be?
half of the Sumter Oas Co., asking
that an extension of nine months be
allowed the parties now controlling
the plant in which to complete '.he
work which was begun here several
He stated that the work had fallen
through to a certain extent at the
death of Mr. Alnutt, and that Mr. E.
. Wright, of Boardman, N. C. who
ad up to this time paid all bills
connected with tho plant had with?
draw from the company and no long
r had any interest in the plant. He
said that he had receive letters from
Mr. W. W .Randolph, of New York
city, a constructing engineer who had
formerly had chargo of the work
here, stating that the plant had gone
Into new hands and that if the nine
months extension was granted that
work would be begun here in the
next thirty days. He thought that Mr.
Randolph was acting In good faith
and so far as ho knew, there was
nothing at all crooked about the
proposition. The matter was discuss?
ed for some time and It was moved
and carried that if, by extending the
franchise for nine months longer it
would not hurt the original holders
of stock In the company, and that
the work on the plant would be re?
sumed in the next thirty days, and
that this in no way affected the bond
of $1,000 which was now held by
council, that the franchise should be
It is not known who are the parties
who now own the stock In the plant,
but It is known that the original
owners no longer have anything to
do with the company, they having sold
out all of their stock.
A letter was read from the Coun?
ty Board asking that Council recom?
mend someone to take the position
of public cotton weigher, now vacant,
because of the resignation of Mr. J.
P. Reid. Mr. Hurst read applica?
tions from Mr. J. B. Raffleld and Mr.
J. J. Thames asking that council
recommend them for the position, if
it should see tit to do so. A secret
ballot was then taken and It was
found, when they were counted, that
Nr. J. B. Raffleld was unanimously
recommended by council for the po?
sition. The clerk was directed to
notify the County Board of this re?
commendation at once, so that they
could appoint Mr. .Raffleld at a spe?
cial meeting, to be held Wednesday.
It was brought up that the position
of Recorder would be left vacant,
should Mr. Raff.eld be appointed
public cotton weigher, but no action
was taken, as Mr. Raffleld had not
resigned his position as Recorder.
Mr. McKeiver notified Council that
the rope for shifting the scenery in
the Academy of Music was worn out
and he was instructed to get another
Mr. Cuttlno asked that bicycles oe
prohibited on the sidewalks of Board
street, stating that the sidewalks
were narrow, the street was In good
condition and that there was danger
to pedertrains from the bicycles. This
was put to a vote and carried, bicy?
cles being forbiden on the sidewalks
of that Street hereafter.
ASK1 ID TO TALK IN ASHF.VlLLi:.
Columbia Mayor Makes Address
Which Pleases Charlotte People.
Columbia, Nov. S.?Mayor W. H.
Gibbes of Columbia, whose address
in Charlotte several weeks ago, elicit"
ed favorable comment will make an
address in Ashevllle the middle of
this month on the commission form
J of government. Mayor Gibbes Is not
I only a good executive, but has the
faculty of stating truths In clear,
j forceful language. and making <'*n
j otherwise rather tiresome subject In?
teresting, lb- will he given a large
,audi? nee ja Asheville. Judging from
tlu- press comment. North Carolina
I cities of ten thousand and over are
about ready t<? adopt the commission
form of government. Besides Char?
lotte and Ashevllle. Greensboro,
Raleigh ami Kingston hgve been
discussing the matter, it is prob?
able that Greensboro, which is very
progressive, win beet the other
I towns to tbe new form of govern?
?There Is little danger from a cold
or from an attack ??f the grip except
when followed by pneumonia, ani
this m\er happens when Chamber?
lain's Cough Remedy Is used. This
remedy has won Its great reputation
and extensive sale by its remarkable
? ures of ( o|ds and grip ami can be
relied upon with Implicit confidence.
Fof sale by nil dealers.
Ni:<;itO COMMITTED MURDER.
Robbery 1h Alleged to Have Been the
Cause of Supposed Murder at
Florence, Nov. 1.?Clarence Ham,
the negro under arrest for the mur?
der of Elihu Moyc, has confessed,
and his confession implicates four
other negroes. Some of them are
sawmill hands, some laborers on ad?
joining plantations. A woman known
to all the men Is being held as sus?
Ham confessed to Deputy Sheriff
James Burch and again to Deputy
He said robbery was the object.
The negroes, knowing that Mr. More
had maney to pay off his hands, ca?
tered the house when Mr. Moye was
in Timmonsville. Aleck Willlngtoa,
a sawmill negro, was sent Into tea
house to b;old up Mr. Moye. When It
was discovered that the expected
money was not In the house the
others watched outside.
As Moye entered his home some
noise in tho closet attracted him aad
as he turned In that direction with
hi? cravat half untied, he was shot
in the stomach. As ha staggered out
of the room he was shot again, and
as he lay on the porch of his house
he was shot again.
Conscience began to work on Ham,
who had been many years with Mr.
Moye and had nursed him in sick?
ness and been helped over and over
The other negroes are Aleck and
Henry James and Alice Wild. Ham
says he received about $2 from Wil
lington, who seemed to be the boss of
the gang, for his share in the crime.
Solicitor Wells will join in the the
petition for a special tei-n of court
since this confession and the arrest
of all the negroes implicated.
COUNTY BOARD MEETS.
Several Mutters of Minor Importance
Discussed aud Passed Upon.
The County Baord met Tuesday at
1 P. M. in the office of the County
Supervisor with P. M. Pitts, F. E.
Thomas, John I. Brogdon, E. L.
Minnls and W. J. Young present.
The first matter to come up was
an investigation of the charges made
against J. F. Reid, cotton weigher
for the City of Sumter. Mr. Ried
handed in his resignation, which was
accepted and the matter was drop?
The clerk was notified to let City
Council know at once that there was
a vacant position as cotton weigher
and to requeet them to recommend
someone for the position at once.
At Tuesday afternoon's session of
the County Board several matters of
small Importance were discussed and
a few of them were acted upon.
Mr. L. I. Parrott appeared ana
asked that the County Board recom?
mend that the "Cott Family Name
Index' 'system be introduced in the
Offices of the Clerk of Court. He said
that the system, if adopted, would in
the courso of time, rave the County
hundreds of dollars. The Board ask?
ed that Mr. Parrott have a represent?
ative of the Cott system at the De?
cember meeting when the matter
would be looked into further.
Certain citizens petitioned that a
public road bo opened from the
Radical road to the Plowden's mill
road, lessening the distance to Sum?
ter one and a quarter miles. This re?
quest was granted upon the condition
that the landowners give the neces?
sary land for tho proposed road.
Mr. O. W. Scott asked that he be
allowed pension for indigent Confed?
erate veteran. The matter was
dropped) with the understanding
that it be looked into at the next
meeting of the Board.
Mr. E. I. ReardOO asked that he
he compensated for certain work
done for the county during the small
pox epidemic in January and Feb?
ruary. He was paid $25.00 for his
The Board then adjourned to meet
again as soon as the city Council had
recommended a man for the position
of public cotton weigher.
At a called meeting of County
Board this morning In the office of
the County Supervisor, P, M. Pitts, P.
E. Thomas, E. T. Mima and W. J.
Young were present. The meeting
was for the purpose of appointing a
cotton weigher to till the vacancy.
A letter was read from City Coun
< il stating that at a meeting Of that
body last night. Mr. J. B. Raffleld
had been unanimously recommended
for the position, it was then moved
ami unanimously carried thai Mr.
llaffh Id be appoint, d public cotton
weigher. Mr. Raffleld furnished
bond, which was accepted.
Several bills were then taken up
and ordered paid. There being no fur?
ther business, the Board adjourned
until the regular meeting in Decem?
?"i am pleased to recommend
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy as the
best thing l know of and safest reme?
dy for coughs, colds and bronchlul
trouble," writes Mrs. 1,. 1?. Arnold of
Denver, Colo, " We have used it re?
peatedly and it has never failed to
give relief." For sale by all deal?
1 hereby announce myself a* a
v.ndldate for the otflco of County
Auditor, subject to the rules of the
Democratic party. As I have had
three years of experience in this of?
fice under the direction of my late
father, 1 feel that I am fully com?
petent to discharge the duties of said
office. R. EUGENE WILDER.
Having made a set of books for
three successive years, made the set?
tlements with the Comptroller Gen?
eral, and performed other duties of
the Auditor's office, as Assistant Au?
ditor, and being acquainted with
much of the property and many of
the citizens of the county, I an?
nounce myself a candidate for the
.'luce of Auditor of Sumter County
in the ensuing Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself a can?
didate for the office of Auditor of
Sumter County, subject to the rules
and regulations of the Democratic
party. If elected, I pledge myself
to give my entire time and attention
to the office and to discharge the
duties thereof in an efficient, business?
like and non-partisan manner.
To the voters of Sumter County:
Owing to the fact that the office of
Auditor will be vacant and that the
citizens of this County are to name
someone to fill this position I hereby
announce my candidacy for the
same, subject to the rules of tho
This is one of the most important
positions in the county and the fin?
ancial condition of our county de?
pends largely on the safe and thor?
ough manner In which this office Is
I do not believe 1 exceed the
modesty that becomes us all when I
say that I feel assured that I can and
will fill the office acceptably if elect?
My years of experience as an ac?
countant will enable me to so conduct
the office as to prove prc?tab*s to
the county and a pleasure and pride
I am before the voters solely on
my ability to fill the position and do
not want any man t
uMesa he believes I i
icptably fill the plac?
While I realize that
against me because of the following
dec.arations, yet the voters have a
right to know how 1 will run the
office if elected. As to the clerical
work, I shal' use the same care and
business method, that I have always
used in other business. As to re?
turns I wish to sey that I will net
rest until every particle of taxable
property and every taxable poll is
on the tax list. There Is a class of
tax dodgers that Infest our country.
They come into our town and cous
ty cross roads every fall with a
stock of goods and come In compe?
tition with our merchants who are
taxed year by year and when the
money season is over these wander?
ing merchants fold their tents and
quietly steal away, leaving the bur?
dens of taxation on our land owners.
I f I become Auditor these same gea
tlemen will have to walk up to the
treasurer's office and pay their part
of the tax. Another species of tax
dodgers is the man who owns no
property but should pay his poll tax.
Sumter should get flvo or six thous?
and dollars a year that It does not
get from this source and 1 premise
that If elected I will make it hot for
him. Another species is the negro
tenant who owns a cow, mule and
same other personal property and he
is continually jumping from town?
ship to township and never pays one
penny of tax. if l become Auditor
he will certainly contribute bis mite
towards the government.
i can only osy that if elected l
shall use all my brain and energy
t*t?r in, best Interest of my county.
1?? conclusion 1 wish to say that If
you see tit to support me I will ap?
preciate the same and strive with all
my might to deserve your confidence;
but your first duty Is to your county
and 1 only wish you to do to me as I
always strive to do to others, that is
study the matter well, weigh each
i candidate and then vote for the man
whom you hon? stiy believe is the
? most competent.
Thanking you for whatever you
may see tu to do for ms i beg to be.
Your fellow cltlsen,
P. <;. I? 1WM an
10- 2!-I2t- ltaw-W-4t.
.1 C, Langford, former treasurer ?'f
Hampton county, who is charged with
embessllng 120,000 of county funds
was tried Tuesday bul the jury full
edj to agree.
?' I do no! believe there is any
other medicine so good for whooping
cough as Chamberlain's Cough loan,
dy," writes Mrs. Prancls Turpln,
Junction City, Ore. This remedy is
' also unsurpassed for colds snd
croup. Por sate by all dealers.
T. S. STOCKST.
J. McFADDEN SPANN.
WIKLLLss PRESIDENT TO TOM 11*
Adjudged in t'onunip* by Fcdveal
Court?KcleuMcd on llutil.
New York, Nov. 1.?Col. Chtrjto
pher C. Wilson, persident of tt?*
United WireleHS Telegraph Company,
Was sent to the Tombs today by
Judge Laeombe, of the United States
District Court, on a presentment of
the Federal grand Jury, for contempt
of Court in refusing to surrender to
the company a letter press book which
the board of directors had been sue
ponaed to produce.
Judge Lacombe had ordered the
board of directors to produce the book
, within two weks or the Court would
i take further action In the matter.
Col. Wilson will stand committed us
! til the book is produced. Certain
j officers of the company are charged
with fraudulently using the mails ta
furtherance of an alleged scheme to
Wilson's counsel applied this af?
ternoon to Judge Coxe, In the Uni?
ted States Circuit Court, for a writ
of habeas corpus. Judge Coxe grant?
ed the writ and fixed ball at $100.
Later Wilson was brought to the
Federal building, where hie ball
bond was signed and he was released.
?For pains in the side or chest
dampen a piece of flannel with Cham?
berlain's Liniment and bind it on
over the seat of pain. There is noth?
ing better. For sale by all dealera
Charley Klzer had his arm man?
gled Saturday In the machinery of
the St. George Cotton Oil Mill.
?Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets do not sicken or gripe, and
may be taken with perfect safety by
the most delicate woman or the
youngest child. The old and feeble
will also find them a most suitable
remedy for aiding and strengthening
their weakened digestion and for
regulating the bowels. For sale by
lAre You Lookina
for a Position?
We can offer you good
that you will enjoy and
at home. Write to-day
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What They WiU Do foe Yogi
They will cure your backache*
gtr agtben your kidneys, cor?
reel urinary irregularities, build
up the worn out tissues, and
eliminate the excess uric acid
that causes rheumatism. Pre?
vent Blight's Disease and Dia?
bates, and restore health anri
strength. Refuse substitutes*
W. W. SIBKRT.
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