A SUNTER COUNTY FAIR.
COMMITTFF VISITS OKANOKBl III,
F\Ut AM) RKTIKN FN
Tlll SI.WTK .
Orsngeburg Fair Organl*i<d in Sixty
Day* Wmm a >H Dividend of $1..
000 mid \ttr?et* Thousands of
VUltoTM to rimi lily.
The committee from the Sumter
Chamber of Commerce returned from
Orangeburg Thursday night enthusi?
astic over the possibilities of a coun?
ty fair for Sumte- county, it is their
belief that what Orangeburg has done
and is doing along this line can be
duplicated In Sumter and should be
surpassed owing to Surntur's excellent
railroad facilities. The committee
visited the Orangeburg fair grounds,
talked with the officers of the Fair
Association and with a large number
of business men. All alike agree that
the fair has been a good thing for
Orangeburg, business men and farm?
The Orangeburg Fair was started at
the suggestion of the Farmers' Union
of that county and was organised
through the co-operation of that
body and the Chamber of Commerce.
Nearly one-half of the subscribers to
the steck of the association are farm?
ers. Of the directors, five are from
the city and the others are selected
from the farmers, one being selected
from each township. The association
was incorporated for $20,000 dlvidod
into $10 shares. By dividing into
small shares the stock was distributed
widely and a large Interest was thus
secured. $ll,0uo was subscribed be?
fore the fair started and $7,000 was
paid In. Thirty-five seres of land
was purchased on the outskirts of the
city st $5.500 which was sold to
them by a public spirited citizen be?
low ctst in order to prevent a hold?
up of the association and that the
fair might be started. Not a dollar
of this amount was paid until after
Che fair closed. The entire cost of
improvements, including fencing,
race track and seven buildings was
?12.000. Thc.e buildings Include a
poultry building. 60x75. main exhibi?
tion 75x150, iwo cattle barns 70x100.
hog barn 30x100 and small office
The fair itself returned a total sum
of $1.000 which included all admis?
sions and space sales. No complimen?
tary tickets were given out. The to
tsl expense < f the fair for premiums,
prises snd Isbor was a little less than
$4,000 or s net return to the associa?
tion of $4.000. The fair was a great
juccess. On one day over 5,000 peo?
ple paid for admission. The streets
of the city wore crowded with peo?
ple. The merchants did an excellent
business and the hotels and boarding
bouse did a rush business. The far?
mers and business men were drawn
closer together. Every conceivable
premium was offered for farm dis?
plays of vegetables, product*
gve stock. The schools made an ex?
cellent exhibit. The women of the
slty and county especially became in?
terested snd the exhibits of needle
work were nota'u*. Many of tne
churches, ran dining rooms. Mo t of
the men hants mi Intal^.ed boo'hs and
the manufacture!-* ?r?ve ~ "Made m
oren jsjbsjysj* dag There * sra all
kinds gf MM SSgegts, Including a
mid-way. baseball, football and horse
races No betting was permitted. A
greater Interest I* being taken this
year throughout the county, one of
the Igggj l~.nks has offered prizes
slmllir to that offered by the City
Nstlonal Hank of Sumter and special
exhlbith.ni? will be made from these
pr i and girl*' corn
snd I mat.- c u?>s have been stim?
What Ol ariKehurg has done Sumter
can i . ri > Ol] ih . ThS ^- Bj i ?I con?
dition* are SjIsslhV only Sumt.-r. ggrtgg
better railroad facilities. Is certain to
.iti r ? larger attend ince. The
rilroatU will gh ?. ipgt i d rate?. If
not ore dollar had been earned by the
fair It would ha\c more than paid.
Sumter ha? had Carats ils which have
cost heavily. Here g in Institution
that will mutually aid country and
city, attract* thousands of dollars to
the city annu.i lly and yet holds out
the chance, of returr.lmr a tine db I
dend on the mom y Invested. The
Fair Committee will meet with the
directors of the chamber this a ter
noon to consider this r? port and \\ ||
gsjssgsjfasl that las satin chanabei wlil
meet within I few ggyi fOff the sam<
I . ii Ii. in' I Aamloaf loo.
The regains fall teachers esamlna
tlon Will be rebl In the county coUfl
ho i.i Oetobei Mb. begtgnlng al 9
o'clock. Qsjwstlons will be based on
St ?f?- id 'pt?d leX| I.ks; in psgagOgy
..n the State M.ui'i .1 f"r F.lemnntary
?, >, and the HI its Manual lot
atglj m aeeta
.f. MFintKKT 11 \ VV-\V? UlTIf,
. '..un'v Hupt. ?>( labe >t i"ii
The Hi ? J H. llomh 0W< o| hi
,i it, ? pr< ga is 1". algf iltt) t"r
Vflftaoa <? Ik tf Male. aTvMeatl) \it
I f r r,r In a W Is n I Ig. WH
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WILSON REPLIES TG ROOSEVELT
?Alf TRUSTS FMHrjUftHKO MOST
tNBF.lt "BIO STICK."
Democratic Nominee Campaigning
Through Mich'guii In Rain?Hoti -
ing ("h?^ r> at Kabima/oo, and Spion- ,
did Demonstration from Crowds
Huddled I nder l'mhrellu? at Kvery ,
Detroit, Sept It.?Trusts flourished
mofi und-if t"..rm* r President Roose
M'lt's administration than under any
other in the history of the country.
This was the way Governor Woodrow
Wllaon replied, in speech here tonight
to assertions of Col. Roosevelt at
T'inidad. Colo., yesterday, taking
eXOOpttOH to the Democratic nominees
declaration that during the recent in?
vestigation by the House, Messrs.
Gary and Perkins suggested the plank
in the Progressive Republican pi U- I
form proposing a Federal commission
to regulate the trusts.
"I understand that the leader of
the third party," said the Governor,
'"has recently said that he did not
suggest this change just the other day,
that he suggested it while he was
President, in one of his messages to
Congress, during the same term of
the Presidency in which trusts grew
faster and more numerously than In
any other administration we have had
and that his conclusion was?he
doesn t say this, but this might be the
inference-?that his conclusion was
that th" trusts had come to stay, that
it was not possible to put them out of
business, it wasn't possible to check
their supremacy, that all you cou'd
do Vsj to accept them as necessary
evils and appoint an industrial com?
mission which wou:? tell them how
they were to do their business, not an
industrial commission which should
tell you how other men should be ad?
mitted into the field of competition
but an industrial commission which
should take care of the people
of the United States hy saying to these
trusts: 'Now, go easy; don t hurt any?
body. We believe that when you are
reminded of your moral duties you
are not malevolent, your are beneficial.
You are big, but you arc not cruel.' "
Bipartisan bosses were another ob?
ject of attack by the Governor in his
speech before a crowd that filled an
"The trouble in this country," said
the nominee, "is that the boss of our
party has an arrangement with th?
boss of the
head or tall
nominee Is I to
his car at Tt udo, *<? a. m.
Governor Woodrow Wilson cam?
paigned In the rain today as he trav?
elled across the State to speak in De?
troit tonight. Everywhere en route
that his train stopped he was greeted
by crowds, who stood huddled under
umbrellas. The Governor's speech
here tonight was his princpal one of
th ? day.
Vt many places the nominee stepped
down from the train and stood in the
rain to shake hands with those who
pessed forward to meet him.
At Kalamazoo, Mich., a crowd of
collegians gave the Governor a cheer.
"1 have found that the subjects to be
Iteeueaed in this campaign as so tre?
mendous trat they can hardly be
handled In SpSSChSS from the rear
end of the train." said the Governor.
"MorooVSf, the rear platform is not
the Democratic platform this time,
We are at the front and not at the
hack. But l must say that since I
haVS got into Michigan I have felt a
singular stimulation because every?
where there is the same spirit Of
hope ami confidence.
"There Is no time to dtSOUSS here
how we got into it, or bow we are to
St OUl Of it. The point is that the
people of the United States have made
up their minds to get out of It and
there is only one team ready to do the
business, snd thai Is ths Democrats
team, i am ?peaking in the terms ol
a man who has been bred in a foot?
ball college. I know the third team is
not organised, it doesn't even kno
the signals, and ths regular Republt*
? m team Is very mudh weakened, it
has lost some of its principal players.
But there have been no losses on the
Democratic side. <m ths contrary,
there have been ? great many gains,
and the game |s familiar to the Dem
I "i rats that we have to play now."
THROWS l'lt?>M BUGGY,
Mi-. Mo, Pteklealnter
Death When Horm
Greenville, Sept. |S, - Mrs. Alice
Plckleslmer, widow or' late Newell
Plokleslmer, wa* killed today in a
runaway mar ih< city, Hhe whs
thrown from the buggy, striking
tree I elng killed In tantl).
gays h ttepubll< in conb mporarj
"Governor Wilson lick bin phnm
t ism of t.it iff dam with far mor<
j.. i sl h ia e ill in dlscn I on," The
f o t is, ths Governor*! dam lllu tra
lion ot the tariff o.u< stlon Is something
< t it 11 dpattei i < innot get ot ? i
Wilmington 11 ir.
Moeu i raglc
COMMITTEE VISITS CITY o\
BDI8TO TO QET CORRECT
IDEA OF COUNTY PAIR.
Meaera, A. v. Bnell, W. B, Boyle and
J. M. itrogdon Look Over Orange?
burg Fair Groundl and Obtain Val- I
liable Information, j
Orangeburg Evening News.
That Sumter may have the benefit
o( the plans which made the Orange
burg County Fair BUOh B complete
success, the Gamecock City had a del?
egation in Orangeburg today for the
purpose of conferring with the officers ,
of tiie ??rangeburg County Fair. As- j
?ooiation ??..d ais<? with the officers of
the Orangeburg Chamber of Com- \
merce. Messrs. w. B. Boyle, ex- i
mayor of Sumter, A. v. Bnell, Beere
biry the Rttmter Chamber of Com? J
t Hi n
wsrs not expected m u....... .. r
tuis evening, but they arranged to I
Oome last night and they spent all day I
her?- in company with the fair and
( hamber of Commerce officials, and
much valuable information was given
them which will be used to no little
advantage in the promotion of the
Sumter County Fair.
A portion of tnis morning was spent
by the visitors at the Fair Grounds
just to the east of the city. They
were taken all over the grounds and
shown the main building and how it
ifl arranged; the various departments
lor the different exhibits; the race
track, the arrangement of the grand
stands and the midway attractions,
and in fact, everything desired along
this line by the visitors. They were
given information as to the arrange?
ment in the awarding of prizes, and
the arrangement of the different de
I artments, about the way in which
the fair authorities went about secur?
ing capable managers for the several
departments. In fact, it was pointed
out to the representatives of the
Gamecock city that the Orange-burg
County Fair was conducted along en?
tirely business principles, and that
every detail, no matter how small,
wns given the attention which its im?
The visitors were told to how the or?
ganization of the county fair was gone
about. How the stock wn? subscribed,
rlbu . entire
I ..*?r territory af?
fected by the fair. They were told
how the directors went about the ar?
rangement of the grounds and how it
was possible within the short space
of time given them Id prepare for a
fair which was equalied by few and
excelled by none of the county fairs
neld over the entire State, and in many
respects the equal of the State Fa it
held in ColumW?. Plans for the next
fair to be held In November, which
will make this ooe even more success?
ful than the last. WOTS given the men
The gentlemen *?td that la was the
Intention of Sumter to hold a County
Fair this fail. While they admitted
that so far not very much had been
d.me in this direction, they were con?
fident that they CO Old get together
and have an assoelat ion organized
and grounds In readiness for the
bidding ot a fair by next December.
This in their intention. they stated,
and they will work towards this end.
The visitors were entertained at the
F.Iks Club for a Short while this
morning and will be shown other
co irtesiei during the afternoon.
During tioir conversation this
morning the gentlemen said that they
were very much surprised with the
show ng Ornngeburg makes to the
\isit us who come here for the first
time, They were very complimen?
tary In their remarks regarding the
paved streets and the white way.
both of which Orangeburg is very
proud, They saw many things. and
?poke of them in their rub's over the
city which pleased them, and they
did not h. sit ite In complimenting Or?
nngeburg is many ways, While they
ate convinced that Sumter ig the best
lace on the map they could not he p
admtttlnfl that Orangeburg must bold
sei oiid place in their estimation,
There is more Ctnrrh in this Beetlon
of the country than all other diseases
put together, ami until the last few
years was supposed I > be incurable,
For i great many yenr?i doctors pro
te .ii' .I it a local disease and pre?
scribed local remedies, and bj con?
stantly falling to cure with local
treatment pronounced it Incurable.
Science has proven cntarrh to he :>
constitutional disease, and therefore
reqi Ires i onstltutlonal ti ?? itnu nt
Hall's Catarrh Cure 'manufactured lv
I' .1 ? 'heney & ? 'o . Toledo, ? hhlo I
the only constitutional eure on 'he
market, h Ik I ikon Internally >n
dos< n from la drop to i tea \.nful
it act? directly on the hi.I and m?i
eon ? u rf a cot of Ihe > \ ?-?< m They
offer oiie hundred doll 11 foi an>
Inrs and testimonial!
I \ bl . is I". J, i 'hem y X i ??? To
j ledo, I?. Sold bj druggist
Take Hairs l *.. m 11> f *i i * - fot i r?nst;
' pat Ion
PLANS FOR PROBE.
yy. T. sti.yi.nson WRITES OF
Suggest* Rules Subject to tile Approv?
al or the Committee at Spartan*
Columbia, Sept. ?u.?w. P, Steven?
son, chairman of the subcommittee
from the state Democratic executive
committee to investigate the charges
of fraud in the recent primary, hai
forwarded The State the proposed
plan for the conduct of the inquiry
which will be instituted at Spartan
burg Tuesday. September 24.
.Mr. Stevenson suggests certain
rules for the approval of the commit
tee at the meeting. He points out
that the burden of proof is on those
bringing tin- charges; the public may
be heard in making charges; that in
I tu? proof of irregular
ICh county should be 1
lly those counties will
where tangible speci
l hand; that it should
be the endeavor of the committee to j
lake up the contested counties one j
by one. beginning at Spartanhurg
and continue until completed. j
Mr. Stevenson's communication in
full is a3 follows:
To Messrs Shand & Bhang and F. G.
Tompkins, Attorneys for Ira It.
Jones, contestant, and P. H. Domi
nick and Eugene HI ease; attorneys
for Cole L. Blease, contestee, and to
John T. Duncan, contestant.
You wiH please take notice that the
committee to investigate the latte pri?
mary lor governor will begin: the
taking af testimony at Spartanhurg.
S. C, on September 2 4, meetings at
the county court house at 1 p. ra.
Subject to the approval of the com?
mittee when It meets, it seems to the
undersign** that the following rules
should be followed:
1. That the burden of proving, ir?
regularities of fraud sufficient to an?
nul the election or reverse the face of
the returns rests upon those charg?
ing the sauna
2. That since the entire puubllc 1?
as deeply inten ed and have been,
invited to furnish evidence of crook?
edness if known, the public will have
the fight to be heard in support of
charges madts and those making
charges whether the public, generally
or the contestants should produce
their proof in opening.
3. That me. contestee has then, the
right to offer proof in rebuttal and
the contestants In reply.
4. That where no proof Is pro?
duced as to county, either by the con*
testants or by the public as heretofore
requested, an.if the records as fur?
nished the committee show nothing
wrong, such county shall be passed a*
correct proof csf crookedness not hav?
ing been forthcoming to overthrow
the presumption of correctness which
That applying such rules, only
those counties will be Investigated
where tangible specifications aro irt
hand, either produced by contestants,
the public or appearing from the rec?
ords collected by the subcommittee
appointed heretofore, and it will be
the endeavor <*f the committee to take
tip the counties and complete them,
one at a time) beginning at Sparran- ,
burg, this coarse to be varied as ju-s
tice may require, of course.
The character of evidence- And
the method of production will genre to
be determined by the committee
from time ro time as the questions
These are tentatively laid down,
subject, of course, to the approval of
the committee, snd you will please be
ready to proceed at the time and
place .-tated. as we hope to be In posi?
tion by that time to go straight
through the matter promptly.
W. F. Stevenson.
HOOKWORM AXD EDUCATION.
only Long ami Persistent Course of
Training t an Stamp Out Insidious
Washington. Sept. 19.?Wycklit'lY
Kose, secretary of the Rockefeller
sanitary commission, In charge of
hookworm eradication In the South,
today told the American Public
Health association in session lore
thai he did not think any of tUose
hearing htm would live to see the
completion of the work of driving
out hookworms, A long persistent
campaign of education, he said, wai
t! ?? only method of getting rid of th<
rlls< . which U'ns due t,. soil pollu
hi, v. II. Ua\ < m i, in charge of tlu
VYisconsin State hygiow labor tory
so? akii r on m a i rage, h ild that Lak<
Mi< hlgan is polluted lo u distance o
\ ? ii hi !< from shore nnd thai In
take pipes supplying drinking wute
foi towi ;iIoi>k the lake shore shoub
hi cart ? - i oui from 12 to 15 mile
*Aa i . >i
BLEASE WANTS QUICK ACTION
CALLS UPON COMMITTEE TO DE?
CLARE HIM NOMINEE.
Demanding thai state Democratic
Executive Committee Ceaee l>ila
lory Methods and Take Vet ion at
Once, Governor Declare* He Rep*
resents 72.000 White Voters and is
Thankful that Me Ha* Courage "to
Reaent Any Wrongs which .May be
Attempted to be Dorn? Tliem.M
Columbia, Sept. JO.? Declaring
that he is voicing the sentiments of
72,000 white voters in South Carolina,
Governor Cole L. Blease In a lengthy
statement issued at Columbia today
and addressed to the people of South
Carolina, demands of the State Dem?
ocratic executive committee that it
l ease its dilatory methods, take im?
mediate action and declare him the
nominee for Governor. The statement
is in view of the investigation order?
ed by the executive committee, upon
the charges tiled by Judge Ira B.
Jones, candidate for Governor. ot
frauds and irregularities in the pri?
m?r.' of August 27, in which, upon
the face of the returns Gov. Blease
appeared to he nominated over
"I rejoice that I have the courage,
the loyalty and devotion t? the Demo?
crats of the State, who have fought
for me. to lead them in whatever di?
rection and COnree that they shall de?
vice or wish in the protection of their
right to vote for the candidates of
their choice and have *ueh vote de?
clared in accordance with the con?
stitutum and the rules of the party,
and with the true result of the vote,
and' to resent any wrongs which may
be attempted *w? he done them," *g
ti.1;>ntiv concludes trie Governor.
NwLW l)K(IJM..s POSITION.
This tetffMi on lli> Part Relieves
state Department of Hone Raa*
barraHsment, Gflkials say.
Washington, Sept. IS.? Harry B.
Nolan, appointed secretary to the le?
gation at Panama, who was recently
arrested at Sew York with Marion
MacVicker, a young Bcotck girl, and
later dis< harged by a court, today
formally deajlned his appointment in
the diplomatic service. His action re?
lieves the State department, officials
say, of some embarrassment.
Nolan, with his father, who came
her.- from Chicago, conferred with
Acting Secretary Wilson today and it
was said there was B probability that
President Taft might be asked to de
eide thi*- question. Later, however,
the probten, was solved by Nolan de?
clining the appointment and the fol?
lowing statement was issued:
"Mr. Nolan called at the depart?
ment ot State today and explained
that, although his conduct had been,
grossly misrepresented and distorted,
as shown" by the upshot of the pro?
ceedings in New York, nevertheless,
owing to the disagreeable notoriety
which had been given the matter, he
felt, Tor motives of delicacy, that he
would perfer not to ask for any ap?
pointment at this time."
Tfte little boye and girls of the city
can? sest content now. Yes, a circus
is cooiing, two of them n fact, and the
time is not so very far off either. The
information will be welcome to some
of tins young and old folks also, those
who always go to and enjoy circuses.
Choice Farm Lands.
We are offering this Call one of the most Attractive lists of farm lands we
have been able to get together in the nine 'ears we have been selling Sum?
ter and Clarendon lands. We have seen th* average prices rise from $10
10 $25 per acre at the beginning of that period to $30 to $60 per acre now.
Wo confidently expect to see these lands s?.4l?ng at $75 to $10>> per acre
within the next five years. Why? Because the lands are as good a3 many
lands in Marlobor, Marion, Darlington-counties now selling at more than $100
per acre, and yet farming conditions are betster here. We have* the best la?
bor, railroad and marketing facilities of any of the counties in the great ag?
ricultural section embraced in the upper' aasSBtat belt?admittedly the best
farm lands of the State.
If you want to share in the prosperitv that .-ernes to a rapidly developing
community, now Is the time to buy and lot r?a?t- a part of it- Come over and
let as show yon.
Cl fV PROPERTY Ym TV\ O^l^^? REAL *STA7f LOA??;
farms K K HelSer V^O. mmn**** sao
TiSJSB/ER LAND * Mm*? a-^^S-WT^a- v>V/? IttVESTMEMtS
261-2N.Main St. WIKAL MTATH dhaijers Sumter, S. C:
r. r. me1&er. BR7~bst FIELD.
ITA AT? B^nEHk /n?l\THP ***** plaster. >minglf>
AML, UlLMriJNl, WwVm *?,CK- ,)K-lN
T-Tqv firkin Rln* Kpasi Ship Staff. Hrun.
Xldy, KJl dill, Mlxe?jt*)w and Ohlcken Feed.
Horses. Mules. SSSSa?*' Z*"^
\o Order Toe Iatnr* i *r Too <*madt
Booth-Harby live Stock Co.
SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA.
S If Its Merchandise ;
?-HARRELSON'S CASH STORE HAS IT- 5
^ Just in from the North,, jhe finest line af'Hate, Caps, Clothing, aw
2 etc- yeu could wish to BSas and the price* are RIGHT. Come with ^
Wk the crowd to our special bargain days?Wednesday an i Saturday. H]
? D. Harrelson, St. Charles, S C. a
*jj "TBE BHICK STORK." H
? as ??????????
MOLES and WARTS
'jtemovetl with HOLKSOFF, without pain Of danger, no iii.mkt
Uow large, or bow far ral.Mil ahme iJie salfjSCSj of tin* olda. Ami
they will never return, and no :racx* or m*?t will l>e left. MOUBsV
off is apsjUasJ directly to the molk or wart, wtuan esnJroti
dlsap|>cnr* luv about ?dx days, billing the gynn and b a\0?g the >kia
smooth aitdi natural.
MOLF.SOFF b* put up only in One LHHbu* bottfea
Bach bettle is neatly packed In n plain case, accotayaated by full
dlrectlsaSi and contains enough remedy to remove eight ?>r ten
ordlnasy MOLES or WARTS. We sell MOLESOFF ander a positive
GUARANTEE if it fails to remove v^ur MOLE er WART, wt will
pressptly refund the dollar.
FlafMa Distributing Oouspeity I Venn air nt. r< u-;*.^'a n?,
? r - i
TEETH AMI atOXKY.
Money sp?-nt oa teeth Is a food)
investment and oae that givec you
Money the Medium <u ? x? hange
is only good so far is it g^?'s as
the things u'hich contribute to our
health, comfort i happiness.
When Kftonl on lln* ItaHh it brings
I *. nil rhrcc of iho Al*o\<*.
The sumter Dental Parlors are de*
voting lheir life work t>> the care of
the teeth le Ih. m lot k v ar mouth
Sumter Dental Parlors,
DR. C. H. COUR IM V. Prop.
tlVKIt MRS. ATKINSON'S Mil I IN i STORE,
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