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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1894.
The Sumter Watchman was founded
in 18V) and the True Southron in 1866.
The Watchman and Southron DOW has
the combined circulation and influence
ol both of the ord papers, and is mani?
festly the best advertising medium in
The campaign meeting at Chesterfield
yesterday was marked by an increase in
the personalities betweeo Evans and
Ellerbe, and the absence of the same
features in the speeches of Bu. ,r and
Tillman. There was little excitement
asd no incident of interest.
The Darlington campaign meeting is
to be held at Lydia and the Florence
meeting at Eliot, sixteen and twelve I
miles, respectively from the county J
seats. Gov. Tillman is not scared to
go to either place, however. He is
4'too much of a Governor*' for that.
President Carnot of France was
assassinated at Lyons on Sunday night
by an Italian anarchist, Cesare Santo.
He was being driven through the princi?
pal streets, wbere^immense crowds had
assembled in his honor, when Santo
approached his carriage, leaped upon
the step and hurried a dagger in his
abdomen. Pr?sident ?aroot died at
12.45 a. m.. Monday: Santo was
siezed immediately, and it was with
difficulty that the police prevented the
crowd from tearing him to pieces.
Carnot has been President of France
since December 1887 and was generally
regarded as an able statesman.
Gov. Tillman went out of his way in
bis speech last Saturday to make a
statement that 'slandered the peopte of
Sumter. While speaking of the sepa?
rate box demand by Senator Butler he
was interrupted by one of the audience
who said : 4*We don'twant it. It can
be fixed after the election." Gov.
Tillman replied : "Yes, from the reports
I heard about the last election here, I
guess that extra box would be stuffed
until it ''busted." We do not know
who is responsible for the reports Gov.
Tillman referred to, but in any event he
is an unblushing liar. In the contest
against the Sumter box in 1892, the
most ? extraordinary efforts were made
by the Tillman faction to prove fraud in
connection with the vote in Sumter box.
The contest was inspired by disappoint?
ment and political malice, but the result
was a disgraceful failure, for there was
no fraud and none could be proven.
Gov. Tillman should be ashamed of
having revived and uttered a Blander
that be should know to be false, for the
unsuccessful contest of his lieutenants
in the county vindicated the people of
the city of Sumter and nailed as lies all
?och reports and rumors as that upoo
which he premised his slander. Gov.
Tillman complains that the people of
Sumter hate him ; has he ever given
'them reason to even respect him ?
The campaign . meeting held on
Saturday was a tame affair, and did
not serve even to revive the memories
of the excitiog times of other years.
The crowd was largely composed of
country people, and was, the writer
believes, in favor of Tillman by a good
majority. The stores did not close, and
the people of this place took little inter- j
est in the meeting. It was the failure
of the town people to turn out that made
it a Tillman meeting ; and besides there
was a notable absence of the crowd of
conservatives from Sumter County who
have beeo accustomed to be present.
There were more oegroes scattered
through the crowd than usuai, and they
joined in the cheering quite freely.
The only exciting incident of the
day, was when Wess Villeneuve at?
tempted to get on the stand. There
was considerable disturbance and one
man sitting on the stand drew a revolv- j
er. The man who drew the revolver
was a Ttllmanite and from another
Gov. Tillman made a speech of the
usual kind-vindictive and filled with
sharp thrusts at bis opponents. But if
he gave any reasons why he should be
elected Senator, beyond the fact that he j
was the original Ben Tillman, we did
not hear it. His adherents are as
stupidly blind as ever, and there is no
doubt in our mind but that be could
prove by a hand primary that Judas
Iscariot is a more admirable type of
friendship than Pythias, aud Ananias a
more truthful gentleman thaa the im?
mortal George Washington.
This was illustrated in ooe of his
hand primaries on Saturday. Gov.
Tillman was talking about not resenting
an insult from Gen. Butler, and said
! would let the crowd decide whether
i was right pr wrong. He then sai
"AU who think that I was wrong, hi
up your bands." Up went the han
of the crowd of Tillman shout*
around the stand and tbe air was re
by their shouts as they saw how tb
were out voting them cussed bass-ki
hes. But ju9t here Gov. Tillman i
terfered. "Hold on there boys."
said : "You are Tillmanites and I km
you don't mean to vote against me
to say that I am wrong " "No ! No
the "boya" yelled, "tell us how to vote
"You're right everytime." Go
Tillman stated his proposition agai
and then said : "All who think ? w
wrong bold up your hands," Not
band went up. "Now is your tic
"boys!" "All who think I was rig
bold up your right hands " Up we
the bands of the crowd immediate
around the stand, and again was tl
beavens rent by the shouts of the faitl
ful. It was, indeed, a most glorioi
and inspiring victory, and we sbouldt
wonder if some of them Hass-kill-it
didn't get real scared.
John Gary Evans made a speec
that took with the crowd, ai
if cheers count for anything be was tl
choice of the crowd. Mr. Tindal mad
a good speech, but it did not take wit
the "boys '' He can't prance arounc
squint one eye and cuss. Gen. Ellert
is getting more of a move on him an
seemed to stir the crowd a little.
Gal Caughtnan was the circus ol tl
day. He expended oceans of eloqueuc
j and gallons of sweat. J. Williai
j Stokes, the office hunter, talked abot
trusts, railroads, monopolies, chea
money, Wall Street, conspiracies, etc
and made a poor impression. The Doc
tor is of a sad countenance, somewba
sour and disappointed looking as a re
suit of bis several campaigns.
A Coil report of the meeting is give
on -the eighth page It is taken froc
The State. ' .
BICHHOTJBG IN THE HACE.
Gen. R N. Richbourg, of Columbia
wlbose able'management of the Darling
too dispensary trouble won the admira
tion.aud gratitude of the whole peopl?
of the State, bas decided to enter th*
race asa candidate for A dj ute nt an<
Inspector General. He is the man fo
the office and all factions should unit
io making bis majority a fitting com
pliment and endorsement of bis conduct
Gen. Richbourg bas given to the
press the followiog announcement :
I have been nominated by several
of the newspapers in different parts ol
tbe State for tbe position of Adjutant
and Inspector General and have been
urged by many friends in both politi?
cal factions to accept the nomination
and publicly announce myself as a can?
didate. As the militia of this State
needs a thorough reorganization, it
would be my pride and pleasure to
place the military forces of the State
on a footiog second to none in the
Union lo the performance of my du
ties as an officer of the State, I pledge
myself to know no political faction and
I point to my record in the past as evi?
dence of the truth of what I assert. I
have therefore determined to become a
candidate for the position of Adjutant
and Inspector General."
The Case of the Bowmans.
Birmingham, Ala., June 28. The
preliminary hearing of the case of the
State of Alabama vs. Peyton G. Bow?
man and Johu T. Bowman charged with
the killi ag of Eugene Jeffers, was con?
cluded to-day. As the result of the
hearing before Justice I. H. Benners
Peyton G. Bowmau was remanked to
jail without bail and J. T. Bowman
was allowed bail in the sum of $5,000.
That Tired Feeling which is so common
and so overpowering, is entirely driven off by
Hood's Sarsaparilla, the best blood purifier.
Hood's Sarsaparilla overcomes weakness.
Don't neglect your city tax returns. They
roust be made on or before the 30th inst.
?4.50 per Dozen for Cabinets is the regular
price, but Winburn will make them until the
1st of July for $3.00 per Dozen.
A new sensation ! What? Why Gardner's
famous Soda Water at Kingman's, next door
to the Simood's Bank
Campbell's porter house steaks are the best
on the market. Call and see them before
" TEACHERS WANTED.
APRINCIPAL and Assistant Teacher are
wanted for the Mayesville High
Trustees, Mayesville High School,
Mayesville, S. C.
j NOTICE TO TEACHERS.
SECRETARY AND TREASURER'S OFFICE,
SCHOOL DISTRICT, NO. 17, CITY OF SOUTER,
SUMTER, S. C., Jone 19, 1S94.
TEACHERS who wish to apply for posi?
tions in the Graded Schools of City of
Sumter, are hereby notified that a meeting of
the Board of Commissioners of this School
District, will be held ou Friday, 29tb June
inst., at 8 o'clock P. M. to elect teachers for
the ensuing school term.
Applications must be in bands of the un?
dersigned by that time.
By order of Board of Commissioners.
C. M. HURST. Sec. & Treas.
June 20-2t. I
Mr. \V. W. Ball, editor of the Columbia
Journal, who was here last Saturday to re
I port the campaign meeting, bad the follow?
ing in the editorial columns of Monday's
Observation number one is necessarily ?nd
taste.ul and beautiful residences with green
lawns ?nd flowers and fountains and elms.
At the World's Fair there were some lovely
plots of lawn which were strictly for adver?
tising purposes but they wanted the fresh?
ness Hod natural loveliness which half a
dozen in Sumter have.
The second observation U tnp new opera
house. It is a surprise to oin? expecting a
neat little affair comparing favorably with
other structures of the kind in South Caro?
lina towns. It out-classcs any <? t th^m.
It is an architectural gem and would present
a creditable appearance on the main street of
Richmond, Atlanta or New Orleans. Any
j stranger whose eyes rest once on the Sumter
opera bouse, even in its incomplete state,
netted over with scaffolding, will conclude
that there is a pluck and public spirit and
large busines foresight in tbat city which
will lift her into commercial prominence
among ail the business communities of the
The opera bouse speaks for Sumter's
rapidly coming greatness in language which
laughs at denial.
. As I sat on the door sill of the telegraph
office Saturday night and smoked away the
recollections of a hard days work chronic?
ling the tiresome and boring political meet?
ing it was refreshing to watch the bustling
crowds on Main street who hurried from
store to store and shop to shop giving it the
air of a little Broadway where the spirit of
enterprise and determination to win were not
less strong than they are in the greatest busi?
ness mart in all this union of States. The
picture of Sumter on Saturday night is a
lesson to Columbia. Columbia has the ad?
vantage of Sumter. We have the mighty
canal. We have had many years the start.
We have public institutions which give us !
opportunities over any town io Carolina.
But are our businessmen, yoong and old, j
bound together as are those of Sumter?
Sumter is a bicycle town. A "Safety"
town. She is geared high. She is a racer.
And every merchant, lawyer, railroad man, j
and laborer is a link in the chain which moves i
ber. There are no flaws in the metal and the j
links ar? indissolubly bound together. ;
Public spirit, large and progressive, swell the ,'
pneumatic tires which can n?ver be punctured. I
Public sprit and goabeaditiveness are the I
sprocket wheels and public spirit is on the j
pedals. And gumption holds the bandies, i
The bell is ringing too and laggards and
loiterers among Southern towns had better
get out of the way.
I had the pleasure of being entertained at
the Jervey House and it was a pleasure. It
nestles among glorious magnolias and is
homelike. It is homelike inside. It is a
hotel where everybody from landlord down to
bootblack takes a person ft 1 interest in the
guests and never lets them move a floger for
themselves. And the table is all that the
most fastidious could desire. I arrived at
6 : 30 a. m. an hour belora breakfast and the
landlord met me with a steaming cop of
"Mocha." How could a human creature
help praising a hotel like that? W. W. B.
DAVIDSON, N, C.
FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAE BEGINS !
SEPT. 13, 1894.
NINE MEN IN THE FACULTY,
CURRICULUM IN LOWER CLASSES,
HIGHER CLASSES ELECTIVE,
THREE DEGREES CONFERRED.
Terms Reasonable, send for Catalogue.
J. B. SHEARER,
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF SUMTER.
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
SUMMONS FOE BELIEF.
( Complaint Not Served )
John McLauchlin-Plaintiff, against Martha C.
Wright, William A. Wright, Mary S. Allen,
Wesleyana S. Kennedy, \Leonora C. Dixon
and Dossie Miller-Defendants.
To the Defendants above named :
You are hereby summoned and required to
answer the complaint in this action, which
was tiled in the office of the Clerk of the
Court of Common Pleas, for tbe said Oounty
on the twenty-sixth day of June. A. D ,
1894, and to serve a copy of your answer to
the said complaint on the subscribers at their
office in th? City of Sumter, io said County
and State within twenty days after the ser?
vice hereof, exclusive of the day of such ser?
vice; and if you fail to answer tbe complaint
wubin the time aforesaid, tbe plaintiff in this
action will apply to the Court for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
Dated at Sumter, S. C., 26th June, A. D.,
J. B. McLAUCH LIN,
HAYNS WORTHS & COOPER,
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF SUMTER,
IN THE COURT OK COMMON PLEAS, j
SUMMONS FOE BELIEF.
George W. Brown, B. F. Brown and Julia A.
Emily S. McCall, Placidia Reynolds, Julia E.
Norton, John Berry, William Berry, Ben?
nett Berry, Ifarris Berry, Richard Berry,
Laure Berry, Martha Ella Berry, Dorcas
Elizabeth Berry, Wesley Weeks, Josephine
Hodge, Olain D. Burrin, Pauline Broad?
way, Edward Brown, Felix Brown, George
Brown, J. E. Baumgartner, John S Rich'
urdson, Octavia IL Moses and Jas. D.
To the Defendants above named :
You are hereby summoned and required to
answer the complaint in this action, which !
was filed in ihe office of tbe Clerk of said j
Court on the 7th day of May, 1891, and to j
serve a copy of your answer to the said com- j
plaint on the subscribers at their office iu the j
City of Sumter, in said County and State,
within twenty days after the service hereof,
exclusive of the day of such service ; and if
you fail to answer the complaint within the
time aforesaid, the plaintiffs'iu this action
will apply to the Court for the relief demand?
ed in the complaint.
Dated Sumter, S. C., May 7, A. D., 1891.
HAYNSWORTH & COOPER,
Juue 27- 6t. 1
Died at Sumter, S. C . Saturday, June
23d, 1894, JAMES HENRY HOOD, in the 69th
year of hi? age.
The subject of this ske'ch was born Sept.
12th, 1825, near Montreal, Dominion of
Canada. When ahout fourteen years old he
came to New York, to learn the trade of
Master Mechanic and Steam Ship Engineer
In 1860 be married the lady who now sur?
vives him. At that time Mr Hood was
Chief Engineer of the fleet of steamships
plying between New York and Charleston.
In April 1861 he was on board the Nashville
during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and
lay off Charleston bar, running his ship in
after ?he fall of the fort. The Nashville, then
the fastest ship afloat, was seized by the Con?
federacy and converted into a blockade run?
ner, in which capacity, and under command
of Mr. Hood, she made several trips to Nas?
sau and England, and back again to Charles?
ton and Wilmington, bringing much needed
supplies to the Confederacy.
Mr. Hood established himself in business at
Nassau, where bis wife joined him, and where
also bis son Richard was born. During the
latter months of the war, Mr. Hood went to
Europe with his family, and 'o the British
Isles, whence he returned in 1868 to this coun?
try, where bis services were much in demand
in New Berne. N. C. and other placse, raising
sunken vessels and removing obstructions
from channels, and in dredging to. secure
deeper water. It was while engaged in this
work that he accepted an offer in Augusta,
Ga., to enlarge the canal in that city which
operates her large manufacturing plants.
This he accomplished with success. He was
then employed to fill the long trestle over
Wateree Swamp and River on the W. C. &
Railroad, a herculean task which WHS crown?
ed with success.
In 1877 Mr. Hood moved his family to
Sumter, where they have since remained.
When the jetties in Charleston harbor were
begun by the Government, Mr. Hood was em?
ployed under Col. F. L. Childs upon th*t
work, and continued in it for several years.
His health foiling him somewhat, be cam?
home and did such light work ns he was able.
Since the early part of May, Mr. Hood has
been gradually foiling, and on the 18th inst,
be bad a stroke of paralysis which hastened
His widow and three sons, Richard, Eugene
and Harry, survive to mourn his death The !
funeral services were held at the residence on |
Upper Main Str?iet, on Sunday afternoon, I
June 24th, at 5 o'clock, in tbe presence of a
large concourse of friends, hy the Rev John j
Kershaw, and his remains were followed to
the grave by a large number of persons in
vehicles and on foot, who sought thus to
testify their respect and affection for their de- ?
parted friend and his loved ones thai are left.
Mr. Hood bore his sufferings patiently and
bravely. His life is one long record of useful?
ness and of duty weil done. May he rest in
peace, and may "he find merer of the Lord in
that day!" K.
China's Soda is the best, and every one
should test it.
MONEY for loan on real estate. Apply
to Hay ns worth & Cooper, Att'ys.
FOR SALE-Two good Horses and two
good Mules for sale, cheap for cash, or
good paper. Retabert, Marshall & Co.
WANTED-Every sick person in Sumter
County to go to Glenn Springs at once
and get cured.
WANTED-Health-seekers to koow that
the season bas opened at the famous
resort of the- Glenn Springs. For rates of
board, Ac, apply to Simpson & Simpson,
Glenn Springs, S. C._
FOR RENT-A desirable residence on Re?
publican Street, containing 5 rooms
and kitchen, with good garden attached.
Apply to Chas. E. Lifrage at Epperson's
TO RENT-Mr. N. F. Brandt's late resi?
dence on Chalbon St., next door to Mr.
E. C. Hayn8worth's. Apply to Haynsworth
& Cooper. May 16.
FOR SALE-Any part of my lareetfarra in
the suburbs of the City of Sumter.
Situation healthy and desirable Terms
easy. T D. Chandler.
April ll-if._ _
WANTED, TO SELL !-The house and
lot between Mayor Pierson's and
Graham's mill, also, several tenenent bouses
well located. Bargains will be given. Bids
are invited. R. 0. PURDY,
Feb. 28 tf. Secretary and Treasurer.
Mr. Editor : As the office of County Com?
missioners has been abolished by Legislative
enactment, and the duties thereof devolves
upon one man as County Supervisor, we
know of no man more suitable to fill this
position than Mr. B. D. MITCHELL Mr.
Mitchell has served this county acceptably for
six years as a County Commissioner, and if
elected to the position he now seeks, will give
universal satisfaction to
HIS MANY FRIENDS.
The many friends of MR. W. S. DINKINS
herewith beg to announce him as a candidate
for the office of County Supervisor, subject
to the Democraiic Primary in the ensuing
election, believing him competent to fill that
position. MANY VOTERS.
FOR SCHOOL COMMISSIONER.
Editor W. tj- S.: Please announce W. J.
DuRANT, the present incumbent, as a.candi?
date for re-election to the office of School
Commissioner at the approaching primary
Having confidence in my ability to perform
acceptably and efficiently the duties of the
position, I announce myself as a candidate
for the office of County School Commissioner,
subject to the action of our democratic pri?
maries. Believing that the office of School
Commissiener is in no sense a political one,
but that, for the best interests of the whole
people, it should be removed ns far as possi?
ble from the strife and bitterness of party
faction, I shall solicit the votes of all of those
who feel themselves interested in the cause of
popular education, and in the advancement
and continued improvement of our public
schools. Character, capability, and fitness
for the efficient performance of official duty,
should be the tests required, and, judged by
those standards, I shall hope to merit the
votes of ray fellow-citizens.
W. W. ANDERSON, JR.
HEADQUARTERS DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COM?
MITTEE SUMTER COUNTY.
SUMTER, S. C., June, 22, 1894.
AMEETING of the Democratic Executive
Committee of Sumter County is here?
by called at the Court House, ia the
City of Sumter, on Saturday, the 7th day of
July, 1894, for the purpose of ordering a
re-organization of the Democratic Clubs and
such other business as may properly be
transacted. By order
W. H. INGRAM, D. E. KEELS,
KEY & CO., STATESYILLE,
Jobbers and Distillers o?
Pure old-Fashioned North Carolina Hand-Made Corn and Eye Whiskies,
Apple and Peach Brandies.
We make a speciality of pure goods for private use and medicinal purposes. Our brands
are all recognized as standard, and we sell nothing but high grade goods. We are sole pro?
prietors of the celebrated KEY brand of old-fashioned, hand-made Com Whiskey and Apple
Brandy, packed in cases of one dozen bottles. We quote as follows in Iot9/rom 1 to 10 gals :
N. C. "Poplar Log" Corn Whiskey, Si 25 to S3 00, according to age.
Rye Whiskey, $2.00 to S3.00 according to age. Apple Brandy, $2.00.
Peach Brandy, $2 75. Extra charge for kegs and jugs.
We can furnish Corn Whiskey in cases of 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 dozen bottles to case, in pints,
half pints aod quarts ready for use, nt low prices
Can make special prices on barrel shipments We have the Urgesi stock in the country of
old Corn, Whiskey, ripeoed and mellowed by age, and especially recommend it for private
use. June 13
OF SUMTER COUNTY!
WE WISH TO CALL FOUR ATTENTION TO OUR
PEA AND OAT FERTILIZER.
There is no crop planted that Fertilizer will pay better on than Peas. We have
given this matter considerable study and have made a special Fertilizer for Peas and Oats.
This Fertilizer is made of C. S. Meal, Dissolved Bone and Kainit ; guaranteed.to contain
ene per cent of Ammonia, seven of Phosphoric Acid and three of Potash.
THE DARLINGTON PHOSPHATE COMPANY,
Darlington, S. C.
E 1st. 1894.
Clearing out Sale.
j On account of an over supply of
Hats and Furnishing- Goods,
We will offer, for CASH only, our entire stock of Hats and
Furnishing Goods at
Greatly Reduced Price*,
The figures below will convince you that we mean to get rid of the goods
A line of 20c. and 25c. Collars, now 10c.
All 50c. Negligee Shirts, now 35c.
All 75c. Negligee ?hirts, now 60c.
All $1 00 Negligee Shirts, now 75c.
All $1.25 Negligee Shirts, now $1 00.
Ali $1.50 Negligee Shirts, now $1 10.
All $1.75 Negligee Shirts, now ?1 25.
50 dozen 25c. Scarfs and Four iii Hands., now 15c.
25 dozen 25c. Windsors, now 20c.
10 dozen 75c and 50c Scarfs and Four in Hands, now 25c.
A very Handsome line of Scarfs and F??ur in Hands, at 50c.
In Straw and Fur Nats we are offering
All other Furnishing Goods at sacrificed prices- Remember
this is a strictly cash sale, and will continue for
(SO) Thirty Days. (SO)
rown, I juttino ^ Jjeljar,
Cor. Main & Liberty Sta., Sumter, S. C.
COPYRIGHTED, 1894, BY WESTERN WHEEL WORKS.
An Entirely New Line for 1894.
LADIES'(No. 4) 36lbs. MEN'S (Net) 30lbs.
.P5U LADIES' (No. 5) 32 lbs. MEN'S (N0.2) 27lbs.
*P4U MISSES'(No.6)3olbs. YOUTHS'(No.3)25lbs.
We are demonstra ting that first-class Bicycles can be
made and sold at the above prices. We are represented
in all the principal cities and towns of the United States.
illustrated Catalogue Free on application.
WESTERN WHEEL WORKS,
Chicago. New York.
Sold on installment Hide the best.
W. B. BURNS, Agt.