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V, WEDN J3 SD A Y s AUGUST 4.1897.
Sensible Virginia Negroes.
They Condemn the Crime
Bather Than Its Punish?
Richmond, Va, July 27.--The
Bannister Baptist Association, col?
ored, at a meeting held Friday even
?'. ingat Houston, adopted the following
We, the members of the Bannister
Baptist Association, assembled in its
25th annual session at Houston, Hal?
ifax County, Virginia, having noticed
xnth great regret* the great number
cf carrest8 of men of our race in va
ri?os parts of the Southland for the
most dastardly, cowardly and infa
mons crime known to society, name?
ly, outrageous assault upon defence?
less women ; and whereas, this in?
famy has. according io daily reports,
increased in an alarming decree, and
thkctfiens to create and perpetuate
the greatest alienation of the white
and blacks, and it is also destined, if
not stamped ont by good and law-a?
biding citizees of both races, to
cause the inoffensive and law-abiding
citizens of our race to suffer in vari?
ons ways : Therefore, be it
Resolved, That we stamp our most
emphatic condemnation upon any
and all of the wretched and infamous
class who have been or may be found
cr knowe to have committed such an
outrage against society, and pledge
iror willingness io cooperate with
the whites to bring to justice any and
all who have or may be guilty of such
* Resolved, That we, as pastors and
leaders^mong our people, will do all
in onr power to * create amoog our
people the strongest sentiment
against the crime and the criminals,
and urge them to do all in their pow
er to assist in bringing to justice
such lawless, characters, be they
within" or without our race, who are
such a curse to humanity.
Resolved. That we commend the
Governor of Virginia for his heroic
stand in throwing the strong arm of
the law around those charged with
crime, and thereby permitting the
majesty, of the law to be upheld,
which law in itself is sufficient to
mete ont full justice and punishment
to those who have or may attempt to
Another Slam on Gary Watts.
Columbia, July 27 -Under , the
militia law of South Carolina
another Court of Inquiry is
expected to be held in very
short order, aod Adjt Gen Watts is
bound under the law to order the Court
and appoiot its members. The militia
law of the State io Section 417, (357.)
relating to protests and contests of
military elections, provides that notice
of such protest or contest shall "be given
the officer . who ordered the electioo
within S?e days from thc date of such
election. Last Friday the election for
colonel was held io ?be 1st regiment.
The facts about the throwing out of
certain votes have been stated in this
correspondence. Capt Claffy was de?
clared coiooel, though the returos on
their face showed that Lieut Col. |
James H. Tillman had been elected.]
it was thought that Co!. Tillman
would accept the result. Last night,
however, just before midnight* Major
Charles Newnham, Gen. Richbourg's
adjutant, who ordered the election, re?
ved the followiog protest ifrom
Orangeburg, just three quarters of ao
hour before the time for the notice to
be given expired :
Brig. Gen. R. N. Richbyurg, care
Adjt. Charles Newnham, Columbia,
S. C. : We hereby give notice of pro?
test io election of colonel 1st regiment
of infantry, held on the 23d instant, j
First. That by unlawful assuoip- j
don of authority Adjt. Gen Watts J
threw out the vote of the Edgeiield !
Ri?es, which should have been counted j
Second. That the vote of the Salu?
da Rifles was not counted for Tillman,
although they had passed inspection
and properly belonged and were verbal?
ly assigned ro the lat regiment.
Third. That the vote of thirty-Sve
as returned by the Richardson Guards
for Claffy were not in fact cast, bat, to
the contrary, seven men were present
and the full company roll was voted
under misapprehension by said cornea- i
'ny; that the sentiment of the same is
overwhelmingly for Tillman.
Fourth. Forty votes coonted each
by the Tillman Volunteers acd thc
Edisto Bifles were not in fact cast.
Fifth. That throwing out all alleg- j
ed illegal votes for Tillman, Claffy never ;
received a majority of the so called
legal votes of tho regiment, although
he bas been commissioned colonel. In ;
ail military elections heretofore held a \
majority vote has been reqaired to
elect, aod we respectfully cite the e)ec- '
tion of Col. Hali, the fermer colonel of
the 1st regiment, who did not receive a
majority in the first race and a second
election was ordered.
Sixth. That Adjutant and Inspec?
tor General Watts, in participating
in the race in tne manner he did was, I
guilty of condut unbecoming an offi?
cer of his rank.
This was signed by A. Otis Sally,
major 1st regiment ; Havelock Eaves,
captain of the Bamberg Guards ; the
Edgefielci Rifes, the Capers Light
Infautry, ?. R Carroll, captain Gov
ernor's Volunteers, by ail of the
Richardson Guard except four, by
six officers and nine privates out of
seventeen in the camp of the Palmetto
Rifles, and S. E. Brodie, ordeily
sergeant of Gary Evans Volunteers.
The law is very piaiu on the sub?
ject, and in accordance with it it is
the duty of the Adjutant General, as
Major Newnham has certified the re?
turns and filed them with him, to call
a Court of Inquiry to look into the
case, the findings of such Court to be
Gen Watts has stated that he
notified Major Newnham that the
Edgetield Rifles were no longer in the
State militia, having failed to pass
inspection When Major Newnham j
came to his office to get the list of the
commands comprising the regiment
yesterday he stated further that he
had not notified the Edgefield Rifles
that they had been disbanded. Con?
tinuing Gen. Watts said that the Sal?
uda company was not a portion of
the 1st regiment, and even if the
Edgefield Rifles had been in the regi?
ment they could not have voted forty
eight men, as they had never had
more than about thirty-five men en?
rolled. - He said that the guns of the
company have for quite a time been
at the Johnson Institute, and the com
pany did not even have them at their
In the meantime Mr. Claffy has
his commission as colonel of the re?
giment, and is in command of the
encampment now being held at
Orangeburg. The matter will, how?
ever, remain in statu quo until Gen.
Richbourg's retvrn to the city on
Saturday, so Major Newnham said
Cinco, the 5 cent straight navana Cigar,
for eaie bj H. G. Osteen & Co.
Atlantic Coast Lise.
WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGU8
TRAINS GOING SOUTH
Dated May 16, 1896
No. 52 runs through from Charleston v:a
Central R. R., leaving Charleston 7 a. m.,
Lanes 8 26 a. m., Manning 9 05 a. m.
TRAINS GOING NORT3.
A.M. ! P.M.
*5 ?0 *5 15
I 7 12 o 35
A. M. P.M.
7 15' *6 45
8 25 7 55?
?Daily. fDaiJy except Sunday.
No. 53 rac3 through to Charleston, S. C.,
via Central R. R., arriving Manning 7 10 p.
m., Lanes 7 48 p m., Charleston 9*25 p. m.
Trains on Conway Branch laave Chad
boura 10 40 a. m., arrive at Conway
way 1 00 p. m., returning leave Conwey at
245 p. m., ???ve Chadbourn 5 15 p. nv*
leave Cbadoourn S fO p. m., arrive at Hub at
6 20 p.m., retnrci.i?r leave Hub 8 30 a.m.
arrive at Chadbourn 9.15 a. m. Daily ex
JOHN F. DIVINE, Gen'l Supt
J. KEN LY, Gen'l Manager.
T. M. KMERSON, Traffc Manager
In effect January 15th, 1896.
TRAINS GOING NORTH.
Leave Wilsons Mill
W. & S. June.
9 10 am
9 35 a n>
9 45 a m
10 10 a m
10 45 a ni
11 10 a m
ll 30 p m
11 55 p m
12 27 p m
12 30 p m
Ar, W J ison Mill,
2 30 p m
t., 2 33 o ra
2 50 p u-.
3 10 o m
3 35 p m
3 43 p m
4 40 p m
5 20 p m
5 50 p m
6 30 p m
Train? between .Viliard and St. Paul leave
.">ii!l*rd iO 15 a m asd 3 45 p m., arriving
S:. Paul 10 25 a m und 3 55 p m. Returning
leave St. Paul 10 25 a m and 4 10 p m, an j
arrive Millard 10 45 a m and 4 20 o m. Dai?
ly except Sunday
*Dfttiy escept Sunday.
TH j M A S WILSON
Fast Freight L
Sumter, S. C.,
The North, Northwest, South
??G?STA & GEORGIA R. R,
Rates and information furnished by
fi R. JACKSON, T. F. A*
Columbia, S. C
A. G JACKSON, G. P. A., Augusta, Ga
THE copartnership exist?cg between
Peterson & Cuthbert has been dissolved
b_. mu'ual coosc-tit. Nrd Petersen will con?
tinue the r>u.<:t;ess at tte same stand. vVItb
an rxpertencs of tweory-eijzhi years in the
C-J'O? et Siiop of Mr. J. D. Craig, be is weil
qu.-i??Vi tc conduct a haziness of this kind
Uleaoing txv,? repairing furniture?, specialty.
The preparing and dressing of cesri bodies
ior Varia! will be promptly and carefc??y at?
Shop oooosite the Episcopal Church.
READ ! READ !
INSTITUTE FOR THE WHITE TEACH
ere of the County will be held at Sumter,
?. C , August 30th to September 4tb, 1697
An able corps of instructors will be provided
by the State BnArd of Education. All
white teachers in the county are invited, and
earuestly reqoes'ed to attend. Instruction
will be free to all white tacbers. Board can
be bad m the city at very reasonable rates.
Atteotion is called to tbe following rule
(section 18) of the State Board of Education :
Section 18. A First Griide Certi?cate may
be renewed by the County Board from wbicb
it w&3 issued. If. however, a Teachers'
Institute or Summer School is beld in the
Connty, a First Grade Certi?cate shall not be
renewed unies* the holder attends the Insti?
tute or Summer School, or shows sou e satis?
factory reason for not doing so.
A Secood Grade Certificate, Class "A,"
shall not be reoewed except where tbe bolder
attends a Teacher's Institute or Sumxer
School, and in sucb case it maybe renewed.
By order cf Countv Board.
w. J. DURANT,
Atlantic Coast Line,
Manchester & Augusta Railroad.
/ In eilec: May ?6, 1896.
TRAINS (?OIN G SOUTH
r?0.-*3o. No. JJ i
A. J?. A. ?
Lv Darlington. 1.03
Lv Elliott. 8 40
Ar Sumter, 9 25
Lv Sumter, 4 40
Ar Creators, * ?2
Lv Crestoa. 5 45
Ar Pregnalls, ? 9 15
Ar Orangebarg, 5 57
Ar Denmark, 6 33
?. K a. ic. a. a*
TRAINS GOING NORTH.
No*t56 No. ?32
A. M. P.M
Lv Denmark, 4 55
Lv Orangebarg, 5 25
Lv Pregnfclls, 10 00
Ar Creston, 3 50
Lv Creston, - 5 47
Ar Samter, b 40
Lv Sumter, 6^55
Ar Elliott, 7 40
Ar Darlington 8 30
p sc p. it
fDaily except Sunday.
Train? Z? and 33 carry tbrousrb Pal'man
Pa'v'.ce Buffet Sleeping Cars between New
York a-.d Macon TIA Augusta.
T. M. EMSRSON, H. M. EMBRSON,
Traficc Maoasrer Ass't Gen. Pass. Ac?
J. R. KEN LY. Geo'! Manager
Atlantic Coast Line.
Fior&-Eastera Kt R. o? S/C.
TRAINS GOING SOUTH.
Dated Mar ?S0.35?N0.23
TRAINS GOING NORTH.
iso.32 j NO 52
* I *
Ls. Charl1 t'n 5 30
7 05 6 45
7 05 ! 6 45
7 23 j
8 25 j 7 55
A.M. . P. M.
A M. P. M. A. M.
5 20 I 7 00
IP. M. !
"Daily. fDaily except Sunday.
No. 52 run3 through to Columbia via Gsa
tral R. R. cf S. C.
Trains Nos. 78 and 32 run via Wilson and
Fayetteville-?Short Line-and make c?o?e i
connection for all points North.
Trains cu C. ? D R. R. leave Florence;
8 55 a rn, arriv? Darlington 9 28 a m. Che- j
raw 10 40 a m, Wadesboro 2 25 p m. Leave ?
Fiorence, daily escept Sunday, 8 10 pm, ar?
rive Darlington 8 40 p m, Bartsville 9 35 p j
m, Bennettsviile 9 36 p ru, Gihson IQ 00 p m i
Leave Florence, Sunday only 0 00 p ra, hr- !
rive Darlington 9 27 a m, Hartaville 10 10 ;
L^ave Gibson daily escept Sunday G 15 a j
m, Bennettsvilie 6 41 am, arrive Darlington !
7 40 a m. Leave Hartville daily except Sun- !
day 6 30 a rn, arrive Darlington 7 15 am. j
leare Darlington 7 45 am. arrive Fiorence ?
8 15am. Leave Wadesboro, daily exec; t !
Sunday 3 00 p m., Cherar.- 3 15 p m, Dar- :
iiogtoo 6 27 p u\ Florence* 6 55 p m Leave :
Hurtsville, Sunday ot-Iy 7 00 a ra , Darling- ?
ton 7 45 a m., arrive Floreate 8 10 a ra.
J R. KEN LY, .JXO. F. DIVINE
Geo'l Manager Gen I Sup'*
'r Vt. EMERSON. Traffic Manager
New Crop 1897.
New Comb Honey in pound
Choice Extracted Honey, by
the gallon or less quantity.
For sale at my residence, or
orders may be left office of tba
Watchman and Southron.
N. G. Osteen.
THE BANK OF SUMTER,
SUMTER. S. C.
City and County Depostory
Transacts a genera! Banking business, also I
A Savings Bank Department, .
Deposits of Si and upwards received. In- j
tere?'. K ?lowed nt ibe rute (.f 4 t-er cent, per I
annu.x. Payable quarterly, on fiist dajsof
Jauuarv, April, Juiv and October.
W. F. B. HA YNS VV 0 RT H,
W F. RHAME. Cashhr. President, i
PROVISIONS AND GROCERIES i
GEO. f. STEFFENS & SOI,!
holesale Agents, Charleston, S C
EED SEAL CIGAP.S,
AND DOVJS HAMS
SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA
Corrected to Jan. 24th, 1?97.
Lv Charleston 7 10am 5 30 pm
Ar Summerville 7 46 am 610pm
" Pregoa??s 818am 6 50 pm
" Georges 8 30 a m 7 04 p m
" Branchville 9 CO a m 7 50 pm
" Rowesville 915am 8 07 pm
. " Ornngei'Urg 9 23 a m S 24 p m
" St Matthews 9 48 a m 8 48 p m
" Fort Motte 10 CO a tn 9 03 p c
" Kin?ville 10 10 a m 9 20 p m
Columoia 10 55 a m 10 10 p m
Lv Columbia 7 00 a m 4 00 p m
Ar Ringville 7 40 a m 4 44 p m
" Fort Motto 7Mam 4i5pm
"St Matthews 8 02 a m 5 09 p m
" Oraogeburg S 24 a m 5 27 p m
" Rowesvi?ie 8 3S a m 5 42 p m
" Brascbv.iie S 55 am 5 5? p m
" Georges 9 35 a m 6 37 p m
<! Pregr.alls 9 43 a m 6 50 pm
" Suriitoervilie 10 22 am 7 22 p m
" Charleston ll CO a m 3 00 p m
Lv Charleston 7 10 a m 5 30 p m
" Branchville 9 15 a m 7 50 p m
"Bamberg 9 41 am 819 p m
" Denmark 9 52 a m 8 31 p m
"Blackville 10 10 a m 9 50 p m
Williston ?0 27 a m 9 10 p m
44 Aiken 11 09 a m 9 57 p m
Ar Augusta 1151am 10 45 pm
Lv Augusta 6 20 am 3 20 pm
" Aiken 7 08 a m 4 07 p m
" Williston 7 49am 444 pm
"Blackville 8 08 am 5 03 pm
"Denmark 8 20 am 517 pm
" Bamberg 8 33 a m 5 29 p m
"Branchville 9 10am 5 55pm
Ar Cbarleston ll 00 a rn 8 00 pm
Fa3t Express, Augusta and Washington, with
Through Sleepers to New York.
Lv Augusta 3 05 p m
Ar Aiken 3 44 p m
" Deomartt 4 59 p m
Lv Denmark 6 25 a m
" Aiken 7 28 a m
Ar August*. 8 10 a m
Daily Except Sunday.
Lv Carreen 8 45 a m 2 25 p m
" Camden Junction 9 35 a m 3 55 p m
Ar Ringville 10 05 am 4 35 nm
Lv Ringville 10 25 a m 6 00 a m
il Camden Junction ll CO a m 6 40 i m
Ar Camden 1155 am 8 15am
E. S BOWEN, L A. EMERSON.
Gen'l Man'g'r TraSic Man'g'r.
General o&ice3--Charleston. S. C
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION.
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
SUPERVISOR OF REGISTRATION,
SUMTER, S. C., May 1, 1837.
Notice is hereoy given that in accordance
with an Act of the General Assembly, tbe
books for the registration of all legally quali?
fied voters, and for tbe issuing of transfers,
kc, will ba open at tbe court bouse, between
tbe hours of 9 o'clock a. ca., and 3 o'clock
p. m.. on tue first Monday of eacb month,
and for three successive days, until thirty
days before the next general election.
Minors who shall become of age during that?
period of thirty days, shall be entitled to
registration before tbe books are closed, if
W. S. JAMES,
E. F. BURROWS.
J. M. KNIGHT,
May 12. Supervisors of Registration.
HARB Y # CO~
Cotton Storage Warehouse
COURT HOUSE SQUARE,
1,000 Tons High Grade A ra?
mon i ate u Fertilizer,
1,000 Tons Acid with rota-.:;.
500 Tons Dissolved Bone.
500 Tons German Kainit,
400 Tons C. S. Meal,
We aro prepared to meet
any and all prices Tor STAND?
ARD GOODS. Get our prices
H ARB Y & CO.
Laud S ur ve vins;.
MR, H. I). MOISE, will givf prompt at?
tention to eilis tor surveviug end platting
land Can be found at his otnee, next door
to office of Lee and Moise, Sumter, S. C.
1 ?.3? SM.
Gleen Springs, S.. C.
Hotel Open from June 1 to October 1
Large, well-ventilated rooms. Best sanitary arrangements,
first and second floors. Baths and electric bells.
. Italian Band from June 1 to end of season. Glenn
Springs Railroad runs within 300 yards of the Hotel.
G-lenn Springs Water has no Superior on tlie
Write for Certificates.
For rates of board, apply to
SIMPSON & SIMPSON.
Glenn Springs Water for sale in Sumter at the Drug Stores
bf J. F. W. DeLorme. J. S. Hughs on & Co., and A. J. China
Sold also by W. R. Dlgar.
SEE THE LATEST
DEERING BALL BEARING MOWING MACHINE
Buy none but the Deering ; it is the
best up-to-date Mower.
MACHINERY OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS.
Hi M* Bloom*
Sumter, S, C,
Neither will proclamations on dead
walls revive languishing trade.
Is the great
Goo:is: :. . ;
232 Meeting Street, Charleston, S. C.
STATE AGEISTS FOR SALE OF
^Tvl?! $11 SWtW^^/ Galvanized
'^^r^'^V^'.'; ? Gutter
x^5f*i??? ?? Pipe.
Over 200 different styles o?' Cooking and Keating Stover. Also Oi! Cookers acd Heaters.
We rcant the leading merchant io every town in the State to seil our lines of
Stoves. We guarantee full prelection in his territory to each agent vie appoint
If not ??old in jour town send direct to us fer cuts and prices.
vyu-~<*j> i T'ES T..is .
For circular. ?.;vt<v. . :.. : ? . ?.< . ;
CP?N1?"'?: Patent Office. M'aahin?ion. 1? C
5 J. WHITE & S(i,
Fire Insurance Agency, *
>.? pr? ?( nt. among other Companies :
LIVERPOOL ? LONDON & GLOBE3
NORTH BRITISH & MERCANTILE
HOME, of New York. ?
UNDERWRITERS' AGENCY, N. Y.
LANCASTER INSURANCE CO.
Capita! represented $75,000,000.
? Feb. 2S,
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