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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1901.
The Sumter Watchman was rounded
?n 18?O and the True Southron in 1866.
The Watchman and Southron now has
the combined circulation and influence
of both of the old papers, and is mani?
festly the best advertising medium in
Admiral Sampson's friends are mak?
ing desperate efforts to keep him out
of the court of inquiry and also to
explain away some of the slanderous
charges against Admiral Schley which
have heretofore had Sampson's ap?
proval, if they were not inspired by
him. It is also stated that Admiral
Sampson's health is in a precarious
condition and that he is suffering with
a prolonged loss of memory. When
the court of inquiry gets through with
him he will suffer from, a permanent
loss of reputation.
CoL George Johnstone, of Newberry,
has expressed a willingness to with?
draw from the Senatorial race in favor
of Gen. Hampton, if "unanimous con?
sent" can be obtained "to return Gen.
Hampton to his seat in the Senate."
Col. Johnstone is safe in offering to
"lay aside" his ambition on these
terms, for we cannot believe that any?
one imagines for a moment that Sena?
tor McLaurin will side-track himself
by being a party to the unanimous
consent agreement. Senator McLaurin
will probably be defeated for re-elec?
tion, and he should be, but, as the
leader of the commercial democrat
assistant republican movement, he is,
of necessity, forced to make a fight to
the finish to obtain his reward from
the administration. If he were to
withdraw from the Senatorial fight at
this critical stage he would become at
once a political nonentity, without
weight or influence with either the
administration or the people of South
The plan to put forward Gen. Hamp?
ton as a candidate for the Senate has
nothing to recommend it, and we be?
lieve that on sober second thought
seventy-five per cent of Gen. Hamp?
ton's best friends will take this view
of the matter. To make Gen. Hamp?
ton the candidate by unanimous con?
sent would settle none of the issues
now before the people of the State ; it
would be merely a compromise, with?
out the compensatory features that
seme compromises have to recommend
?..them to the consideration of a peace
^loving people. Deny it if we will, the
fact remains that the McLaurin move?
ment, though undemocratic and based
>.upou appeals to the mercenary spirit
of the people and the rankest sophis?
try, has aroused the most intense
interest throughout the State and
has a strength that is in our opinion
greatly underestimated by some of its
opponents. This movement should be
J??w and defeated by an active cam?
paign of education and the people en?
lightened to the heresies and dangers
of McLaurinism. They should be
brought back to a full and complete
allegiance to democratic principles,
and this cannot be accomplished un?
less the falsity of the McLaurin doc?
trine be brought home to their under?
standing. If the fight is abandoned
.and the contest shirked by putting
^Gen. Hapmton forward as a candidate
on a platform of sentiment and rever
ance for his high character and past
service to the State the effect will be,
in our opinion, most unfortunate.
The issue has been made; it is true
democracy against republicanism mas?
querading as commercial democracy,
and we should fight it out to a finish
on the lines laid down by Henderson,
Hemphiil and Johnstone in their
speeches this summer.
HAMPTON FOR SENATOR.
The suggestion made by Col. Wilie
Jones that Gen. Wade Hampton be
sent to the United States Senate to
succeed the Hon. John L. McLaurin,
is.creditable to Col. Jones's heart but
not to his head. We yield to no one
in admiration of Gen. Hampton: no
one could entertain a higher admira?
tion for his character as a man as a
soldier or as the leader of his people
at a time that they most needed a
brave, pure and safe man to lead the
fight against misrule and corruption,
nor have we ever been wanting in
loyalty to him, but it is our candid
and honest opinion that it is not wise
nor is it kind to Gen. Hampton to
seek to withdraw him from the hon?
orable ease and retirement of his old
age. At his age, if he were a hale and
hearty man, it is doubtful if he could
stand the fatigue, both physical and
mental, incident to the position, but
in his present feeble health it is cer?
tain that he could not discharge his
duty in the Senate, and if he should
undertake to do so it would be at the
sacrifice of his health. Furthermore, at
this time the State needs, if it ever did,
the services of a strong, energetic and
aggressive man in the Senate. If
Senator Hampton were but twenty
years younger no one would have a
word to say against his election, but
at this time it would be a mistake to
elect him and it would be no kind?
ness to him.
CAUGHT IN THE GIN.
Ginner Griffith Loses Arm at Southern
Cotton Oil Mil!.
Mr. Griffith, the ginner at the
Southern Cotton Oil Co.'s Ginnery,
was caught in the gin Friday after?
noon and his left arm seriously crush?
ed and mangled. He was removed to
Dr. Baker's Infirmary immediately
after the accident for treatment. The
arm was so severely injured that it
had to be amputated above the elbow.
Mr. Griffith also sustained other
injuries in the left side, but these
wounds are of minor importance in
comparison with those on the arm.
He is doing as well as could be expect?
ed at present.
Banquet for Soldiers.
The following letter which we have
been requested to publish is self-ex?
Columbia, October 4, 1901.
Lieut. L H. Moses, Jr., Sumter, S. C.
Dear Sir: A committee of soldiers
of the First and Second Regiments, U.
S. Volunteers Spanish-American war,
of which I have the honor of being
Chairman, has arranged to have a
banquet for all of the Spanish-Ameri?
can soldiers in the State during Fair
week, on October 30th, 1901.
The greatest difficulty with which
we have to contend is notifying the
enlisted men of the various organiza?
tions i because we do not know their
address. I will thank you to notify
as many members of your command
as you can; and I will also thank you
to see your local editor and get him to
mention it in his paper, so that all
the members will be notified.
We expect to have at least four hun?
dred at the banquet, and we are ar?
ranging to have it in very nice style,
and we hope that you will be present.
I will thank you to let me hear from
you as soon as you can, and let me
know how many will attend from your
community. Very respectfully,
Chairman Committee Spanish-Ameri?
can War Veterans.
It is easier to keep well than get cured
Dewitt's Little Early Risers taken now
and then, will always keep your bowels in
perfect order. They never gripe but pro?
mote an easy action.-J. S. Hughson & Co.
Negro Church Burned.
Allen Chapel, situated about two
and a half miles from this city on
Green Swamp, was burned on Oct. 1st,
by an incendiary. Henrietta Davis,
colored, is suspected of the crime and
a warrant has been issued by Magis?
trate Wells. She had made threats to
burn the Chapel and fresh tracks were
found leading from her house to the
Chapel. She has also given evidence
of guilt by fleeing from the neighbor?
hood for parts unknown. The congrega?
tion of the Chapel are very much
wrought up over the burning of the
building and they will make every
effort to have the Davis woman arrest?
ed and prosecuted to the fullest extent
of the law.
For the Benefit of the Woman's Depart?
ment of the Charleston Exposition.
The committee of ladies of Sumter
County have gone to work earnestly to
prepare an exhibit from Sumter. As
a step to this end, they have secured
the services of Mr. M. J. Lee to assist
in getting up a pretty entertainment,
which will be held at the Opera
The carnival will be called "Puss in
Boots," and will include nearly 200
performers, most of whom will be chil?
It is hoped that the people oi Sum?
ter and surrounding country will en?
courage the ladies, by patronizing
Mr. M. J. Lee, the owner and man-. ;
ager of the show, is now here,, and at
work upon the rehearsals.
The play will be in five acts with 23
scenes. There will be drills* tableaux,
beautiful posing, a Liliputain wed?
ding, and a number of other attractive
"Puss in Boots" was presented at
the Grand in Atlanta to the largest
audience ever gathered in the theatre,
while in Louisville last spring it was
given for the benefit of the Confede?
Ten thousand roses will be required
for the decorations. The rag doli drill
is a sure winner, and causes roof rais?
ing applause. Tho den of skeletons,
with birds, cats and dogs, will be one
of the most weird scenes ever present?
ed cn the stage. Don't fail to see the
beautiful snow storm, the "March of
the Amazons," the "Fairy Dance/' '
and tiie "Sculptor's Dream."
KI am indebted to One Minute Cough
Cure for my present good health and my
life. I was treated in vain by doctors for
lang troubles following la grippe. I took
One Minute Cough Cure and recovered
my health." Mr. E. H. Wise, Madison, Ga.
-J. S. Hughson & Co.
The new pipe organ for the First
Methodist Church was shipped from
New York on the 1st instant, and is
expected to arrive in a few days. The
organ committee is making arrange?
ments for a Recital within the next
two or three weeks, which will afford
a rare treat to the people of Sumter.
One of the leading organists of the
South has been engaged for the occa?
sion. He will be assisted by singers
from abroad and a delightful program
The Recital will take place on Oc?
The Sumter Glee Club.
One of the new organized branches
of the work at the Sumter School of
Music is the Glee Club in the depart?
ment of Stringed Instruments. This
club is composed of performers on vio?
lin, mandolin, guitar and banjo.
This is an interesting feature of our
work and promises to be a success.
The charges are very reasonable and
many young people arc already en?
Club rehearsals make hard work
agreeable, and we hope before long to
introduce the Glee Club to the public
by an artistic performance at recital.
Miss D. Lee Hutcheson is director
of the Glee Club, and has planned an
interesting course of study. Zz^l
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Aug 16-6m SOLD EY ALL DR?S&ISTSv
All railroads entering Sumter will
sell excursion tickets on November 1st
on account of Sam Jones's lecture in
this city that night. It is expected
that the Opera House will be crowded
to the doors, for Sam Jones a?ways
draws a crowd that no other attrac?
tion can; briBg out.
The map of Lee County on exhibi?
tion at the First National Bask is
critically examined by nine oat of
every ten mesi who visit the bank.
The comments are varied, bus? the
gene-ral verdict is that the shape of
both Lee County and of Sumter could
have been improved if the lines had
beeci run differently. Even some- Lee
County people do not approve of the
way the lines were run and the 3hape
in which the- two counties were ?aft.
Cotton seed are cow worth 21 cents
a bushel, bu? as oil is selling for-40 to
46 cents a gallon, according to grade,
much highes- than at this tim-5 last
year, many farmers contend that the
mills should pay more for seed. Meal
is quoted ai. 82? a ton in New Yozk and
it is thought that the price vail be
higher nest spring. Farmers should
think twies before selling seed now,
expecting to. buy meal next spring.
Nearly half the money required to
ransom 2??ss Stone from the Bulgarian
brigands had been raised last night.
The brigands have granted a month's
extension, of time in which to- pay the
THE LAE GEST STOCK IX THE WOE LD <
Nearly 100 Varieties.
All the choice, luscious kinns for the Gai>
den and Fancy Market. Also Shippiru?
Varieties. Also Dewberries, Asparagus
Rkubard, Grape Vines, etc~. etc
Our 120 page l?anual, fred to buy?
ers s enables everybody to g?ow
tnem with, success, and prent.
All plants packed t-> carry across the
continent fresh as whaa dug. Illustrated
catalogue free. Specify if you want cata?
logue of Shipping Varieties or Far>cy Gar
CONTINENTAL PLANT CO.,
Strawberry Specialists, S?ttT?ll, IT. C.
?RUS TO TAXPAYERS.
OFF CE OF
COUNTY TREASURER SUMTER CO.
SUMTER, S. C., Sept. 24,1901.
NOTICE is hereby given that I will be
in my office in the County Court House at
Sumter from October loth to December
31st, 1901. inclusive, for the collection of
taxes for the fiscal year 1901. The levy is
For State purposes, 5 mills.
For County purposes, 3 mills.
For School purposes, 3 mills.
Total levy, ll
Also the following special school levies:
School District No. 1, 2 mil's.
School District No. 16, 2 mills.
School District No. 18, 2 mills.
School District No. 20, 3 mills.
Mt. Clio, 2 mills.
Concord, 2 mills.
* Privateer, 2 mills.
No. 1 mill.
No. 17. 1 mill.
School District No. 23, 4 mills.
School District No. 22, 4 mills.
Commutation Road Tax for 1902 $1.00.
payable from Oct. 15th, IDOL to Feb. 1st,
1902. H. L. SCARBOROUGH,
sept 24 Treasurer Sumter Co.
Estate of Sain'l F, Osteen, Minor.
I WILL apply to the Judge of Probate
of Sumter County on November 12th, 1901,
for a final Discharge a* Guardian of Per?
son and Estate of said Minor.
Miss ESTHER OSTEEN,
(Jct 9. 1901-lt Guardian.
SOM OF ELECTII
POI? THE" ESTABLISHMENT OF
THE PROPOSED NEW CCWNTY
OF" LEE,. AND FOR THE ^?LEC
TltfN AUNAME OF A C&ONTY
State of Sout? Carolina,
County of Sumter.
Notice isheaebv given that i rs pursu?
ance of th?-Constitution of th* State
of South Carolina and in compliance
with the retirements of the-rAcfc of
the General -Assembly, approved?March
9th., 1896,. asd the Acts ameadatory
thereto,, and also in pursuance of an
Orde*~of Governor M. B. McSweeney,
dated the 7th day of September* 1901,
wherein the fellowing is ordered: ''Do
hereby order an. election in th* terri?
tory- to be cu? off for the new countv,
on the-22d day of October, A. EL, 1901,
to b? held ic accordance with the re?
quirements-o? said Act at which elec?
tion, the electors shall vote ki Tes'' or
"No,:' upon the question of cseating a
new county aa-d upon the name and
County &eat of the proposed new
County, " an election will be? held at
tho-usual precincts established by law
in the territory of the proposed new
County of Lee on TUESDAY OCTO
B?R 22d^ I9?2, upon the questions
named in ??ie Order of GovosnorM. B.
McSweeney, and in the mnaner there
e?rected and and Notice is hereby^
given of She time, manner sad holding .
.>f such election.
Polis-ail each voting p?ace will be";
opened at seven o'clock: A. M., and
. closed a? four o'clock P. M.
The following named persons hav%
been appointed Managers of Elcetiorur.
Bis?opville-W. H. LT?xon, W. W.
Herrom. Alex Watson.
Mairnville-H. W. Robbert, Joshia
BroTKii, W. E. Brown.
Lynchburg-T. F. Coles, W. R.
Sanders, J. D. Clarke-..
Smithville-J. F. Boy kin, L.. A.
White, J. M. Ross.
Reids Mill-W. Moultrie Reid, J. J.
Shaw, R. M. Cooper.
St. Charles-Edwin Wilson, W. M.
Hudson, R. M. Jenkins.
If any of the above cannot serie they
will please notify John H. Clifton im
On day of election the Managers
must organize by the election of a
Chairman and a Clerk. The Consti?
tutional oath must be taken by eaeh
Manager before he can act, the Clerk
must also take the same oath. The
Chairman elected is empowered to ad?
minister the oaths.
The Managers have the power to fill
a vacancy, and if none of the Man?
agers attend the citizens can appoint
from among the qualified voters the
Managers who, after being sworn, can
conduct the election.
At the close of the election the Man?
agers and Clerk must proceed publicly
to open the Ballot Boxes and count
the ballots therein, and continue with?
out adjournment until the same is
completed, and make a statement of
the result upon the questions voted
upon and sign the same.
Within three days after the Chair?
man of the Board or some one desig?
nated by the Board must deliver to the
Commissioners of Election the Poll
List, the boxes containing the ballots ?
and written statements of the result of
One of the above named Managers
at each precinct must call upon the
Board of Commissioners at Sumter, S.
C., on or before the 19th of October,
1901, to receive ballot boxes, poll lists,
Registration Books, and instructions
and to be qualified.
JOHN IL CLIFTON,
. E. B. MULDROW,
W. E. KOLB,
MONEY TO LEND.
ON LONG TIME at 7 per cent interest.
LEE ck MOISE.
Oct 9-3m Sumter, S. C.
O'DONNELL & CO.,
For ten years we have been selling
Tar Heel Blanket^
AND OUR SUCCESS WITH THEM HAS JUSTIFIED US
IN PLACING THE LARGEST ORDER FOR THIS SEA?
SONS DELIVERY THAT WE HAVE EVER MADE
Tbat is the Bamber of Ffenkets we bought from this mill, a?d when yon
add to that our line of medium and cheap goode, it would indicate a stock
large enough for an ordinary jobbing house to handle. We ezpect to sell
them, particularly the TJkE HESL BRAND, if not, it will be the first
! time that we have failed, for it is a fact that we bare never carried a pair
! of this brand from one season to the other The very large cos&ract made
j by us, enables BS to put them on the raarket at a price never before equalled,
$3.H? per Pair,
And while the price is lower, the quality is better, for they have been con
sternly improving on them, until now their style and Snisb cannot be ex
ceiled by any Eastern mill O^sr recent observations while in the North?
ern markets, justify as in saying that there is nothing- that can be-bought
there to coapare with tbem that we could sell at less than
$5 ta $6'per Pair.
is every reason why this should be the ?est value? that
can be obtained for the money: The mill is: situated m a
little mountain town in North Carolina where?the mountain?
eers bring in their wool in wagons, carts, horseback, and some
of tifem on their own backs* thereby saving to* the manufac?
turer the exorbitant railroad changes on the saw material.
The- transportation charges from the mill to Sumter is a frac?
tion) over one per cent, so that? it is practically eqfaal to having
A Woolen Mill azt Your Own Door.
Ther* are families in the County today, who? bought this
blacket from us 1G* years age^ who could not be induced to
part with them at the price even then paid for them, unless
they could be assured 9f getting another pair.
The* Best is tba Cheapest.
Buy the Tar Heel
AncS the only place it can be ha?iai Eastern Southi karolina is^afe
??DOHTNEL.1L & CO'S.
Tile dlieSf ?Oil-Where to shop!
The A niswer-WITH US
J. imnm i soi
Who have been here for the past 37 years.
In all these years, satisfaction to our
customers has been the watchword.
We are Better Prepared
This Fall than ever before to satisfy the trade. We have all
Staples and Novelties of the Season,
And every article handled by us is of the best. When you buy
here everything has to be as represented or your money back,
is the way we sell. It's just as easy for a child to trade with
us as an older person. Our large stores are filled with every?
thing for man, woman or child.
Every Department a store in itself.
Every day a bargain day with us. A call on us will con?
vince you of the money to be saved on your fall shopping.
J. Rettenberg & Sons.