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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1902.
The Siller Watcnman was rounden
in 1850 and the True Southron io 1866
The Watchman and Southron cow has
the combined circulation and infiuence
f 'of both of the old papers, and is mani?
festly the best advertising medium in
fi : - -.-!
?P Much could be said concerning the
expose of Lieutenant Governor Jim j
Tillman, accompanied by the absolute
proof that he deliberately made a
false statement to the Senate and had
the falsehood recorded in..the journal
of that body, but it is a case where
li tie need? to be,saict - The bare facts
are damning enough. By his official
and . pri vate - ? record the . Lieutenant
I Governor hasmade his name synony?
mous-wi th all " that i3 disreputable,
dishonorable and shameless.
Cuba will1 have nominal indepen?
dence after May 26th, but so long as
the UhiJed Sfetes maintains garrisons
in the seaport the . independence will
be restricted.. . The . land grabbers who
control this Government now havfe no
intention of relaxing the grasp on
The railroads are doing everything
possible to malte the Charleston Ex?
position a success. The rates announc
jj ed today are the lowest ever made on
? account of ah Exposition. The "fare
from Sumter to Charleston and return
is now $L50. The tickets will be sold
* every Tuesday during the month of
April, good to return until Friday.
The recent increase in insurance
rates has aroused opposition and
antagonism in all-parts of the country
and in many sections the business men,
the manufacturers in particular, are
organizing mutual insurance compa?
nies to resist the exactions of the regu?
lar insurance companies.
The Kepublican majority in the
[ouse of . Representatives yesterday
ited Mr. Rhea, of Kentacky,
locrat, and seated in his place J.
Moss, who belongs to the com
icol of politicians. There is every
lication that the sectional fight is
to be revived and the South has to
look forward to a time of vindictive
pers?cution and malignant misrepre?
sentation in Congress.
There is no place in public life for
-men of Jim .Tillman's - stripe, and the
man who would vote for him for any
office has- no respect whatever for him?
self and his citzenship.
Confederate Veterans' Reunion. Dallas.
Texas, April 22-25.
Southern Railway announces very
low rates to Dallas, Tex-, for the Con?
federate Veterans' Reunion. Tickets
will be sold April 18th, 19fch and 20th
. with fianl limit May 2nd, 1902. By
depositing ticket (in person) with
Joint Agent at Dallas on or before
April 30th, 1902,' and payment of fee of
50 cents, at the- time of deposit an
extension of the final limit to leave
Dallas not later than May 15th, 1902,
mav be secured. The rates for this
occasion are the lowest rates ever
offered to Texas.
Southern Railway affords quickest
line and best service.
For information apply to nearest
ticket agent or address,
R. W. 'Hunt, D. P. A., Charleston,
S. C.. W. H. Tay loe, Asst. Gen.
Pass. Agent, Atlanta, Ga:
PISGAH NEWS NOTES.
Pisgah, March 25.-Several of our
farmers took advantage of the warm
weather last week and planted corn.
The peach and plum trees are now in
full bloom, and the woods is brown
and bare. This shows that winter is
still here. Peach trees generally
bloom the first of March.
The late planted oats look fine.
Potatoes that were kept for seed nearly
all rotted. The demand is good but
supply is not here.
Measles, grippe and whooping cough
still linger with us. As yet no fatal
Mrs. P. G. "Bowman, of Columbia,
visited her daughters, Mrs. C. A.
Rogers and Miss Bowman here last
Rev. J. C. Crouch, of Westville,
spent a week quite recently here visit?
Let us have two State campaign
days this summer. One for the sena?
torial candidates and another later for
the State officers. The people like
such political activity. As we are
going on now, we will stagnate from
political rot. Stiil later the county
campaign can open and we can listen
to the music of the boys with their
promises never half filled, and hear the
legislative candidates sing with tears
in their eyes: "Elect me friendly
voter, I am the best that you can find,J '
to the tune of the 4 1 old soldiers. ' '
HM - ? I ll
Court convenes next Monday morn?
ing. There is a heavy docket for the
criminal side and the court will prob?
ably remain in session for the full
DAY Of CUBA'S DELIVERANCE FIXED
Palma to be Inaugurated May 20
and Every U. S. Soldier Will be
Withdrawn Except Those in
I Seacoast Garrisons.
Washington, March 25.-May 20,
1902, is the new date for tnrning over
the island of Cuba to its people. TJje
change of date was made, if not at the
snggestion, then with the full approval
of President-elect Palma and his ad?
visors, Senors Tamaya and Quesada,
who were with him at the war depart?
ment today. This date should be a
memorable one in Cuban history, for
it will not only mark the- acquisition
of full independence but will be the
Cuban inauguration day, it having
beer, determined that President Palma
shall be inaugurated on the1 same day |
that American control of the island
AU but the smallest details of the
change in Cuba have been planned,
and these remaining details were
under adjustment art a meeting held at
the war department today. Beside
Secretary Root, President Palma and
Senors Tamaya and Quesada, Gen.
Wood, attended. The meeting occur?
red in the secretary's office. Besides
the nnal selection of May 20 as Cu?
ban independence day, two other im?
portant conclusions were reached. The
first was that Gen. Wood should im-,
mediately upon his return to Cuba
issue alcali convening the first Cuban
congress in session on May 10 in order
that the body might employ the 10
days following that date in supplying
any legislation necessary to the as?
sumption of full powers in the island.
The other conclusion was that there
should be no half-way evacuation of
the island : the present disposition is
to move the entire United States con?
tingent, civil, and military, away from
the island-not even leaving a corpo?
ral guard of United States soldiers
in any of the camps except in the
defenses on the coast which will be
garrisoned by United States ?troops.
If this programme is not executed it
will be for the sole reason that the
Cubans themselves, through their
authorized officials, request that the
departure of the United States troops
be delayed for a time.
. Habana, March 24.-The trials be?
fore 'the Audencia court of the cases
arising from the embezzlement of Cu?
ban postal funds has issued the follow?
ing sentences :
C. F. W. Neely, ten years imprison?
ment sud to pay a fine of $56,701.
W. H. Reeves, 10 years imprison?
ment end to pay a fine of $35,516.
Estes G. Rathbone, 10 years impris?
onment and ta pay a fine of $35,324.
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Goad for Georgetown.
. Washington, March 21.-The senate,
today passed bills appropriating $5.000
to enclose and beautify the monument
on th? Moore's Creek Battlefield,- N.
C. ; appropriating $100,000 for a pub?
lic building at Georgetown, S., C.
Washington, March 24.-The secre?
tary of the treasury today sent to the
senate a report of the commission of
medical officers of the marine hospital
service appointed to investigate the
origin and prevalence of leprosy in the
United States. The report shows 278
cases of leprosy in the United States.
GOOD NEWS FOR TOBACCO MEN.
Richmond, Va., March 22.-Mr. E.
K. Jones, the Danville agent of the
Universal Tobacco Company, was in
the city today and held a "conference
with Mr. A. F. Thomas, one of the
representatives of the Imperial Tobac?
co Company, of Great Britain, which
has established headquarters here.
This strengthens the impression in
tobacco circles that the two companies
will work together against the Ameri?
can Tobacco Company, on the latter's
own soil, in the same manner that the
American company has gone tc Eng?
land and bearded the British company
While all information is denied at
the office of the Imperial Company, it
is believed that the arrangement be?
tween the two companies will consist,
at least in part, of making the buyers
of the Universal the buyers of the
All efforts failed to get from repre?
sentatives of either the Imperial or
the Universal admission of an agreed
alliance, but there is no question that
the two will co-operate in fighting the
American company, and virtually pool?
ing interests in buying. Tonight it
is practically known that the Imperial
will buy some twenty-five or thirty
million pounds of leaf on this and the
CHOLERA IN MANILA.
Manila, March 22.-The board of
health is making a strong endeavor to
prevent the spread of cholera. There
have been sixteen cases' -and fifteen
deaths among the natives in two days
and other natives are suspected of
having contracted the disease. The
importation of vegetable matter from
China is prohibited, inspection camps
are being established in every district
and leaflets are published advising the
people to boil their drinking water
before using it. Finally everyone is
urged to co-operate in the destruction
of this dangerous enemy.
The richest Chinaman in America,
Chin Tan Sun, came across the Pacific
in the steerage as a boy. lie married
a white woman and started a lottery
business in San Francisco. He is now
DOLLAR-FIFTY TO CHARLESTON.
Now Everybody Can Visit the Ex?
The management of the Charleston
exposition and the railway lines inter?
ested intend that the people of Colum?
bia and of the State at large shall
'have no excuse as far as cheap rates
are concerned for not visiting South
Carolina's great exposition. The slash
in rates forecasted in The State last
week has been made.
To Col. Jno. H. Averill is due much
of the credit of originating the pro?
ject of the exposition and carrying it
through to the present time, and he
is now using every effort to place it
within the reach of the people of South
Carolina to see for themselves what
the exposition really is. To this end
arrangements have been made with
the railroad lines for exceedingly low
rates on each Tuesday during the
month of April.
These rates are based on one-half
the regular one way fare from all
points in South Carolina to Charleston,
and as stated will be sold on each
Tuesday in April, with final limit of
three days, thus enabling parties who
go to Charleston on Tuesday to'return
on any train leaving there up to 12
o'clock midnight of Friday following
date of sale.
"With the special attractions that
will be offered at the exposition dur?
ing the month of April there should
be crowds going on every Tuesday.
They Bought the Cow.
One of the old horsemen at the club
was in a reminiscent mood, says the
Chicago Record-Herald, and talked
pleasantly of early adventures between
idle whiffs of a good cigar. Said he:
"Riley was a friend of my youth,
gifted with that courage and gayety
of mind so much esteemed by Steven?
son. Together with some capitalists
we were in Paducah, Ky., looking
after a number of yearlings, and at
night we whiled away the time play?
ing cards at the hotel, which was on
the outskirts of town. Of course,
sundry refreshments were served dur?
ing these sittings, and I remember
that on one occasion Riley proposed a
"The suggestion was greeted with
applause; but upon ringing up the
steward we were informed that there
was not a drop of milk in the house ;
moreover, the hour was too late to
hope for finding anyone awake on the
"Riley summoned the colored porter.
" 'Who keeps a cow in neighbor?
hood?" he demanded.
" 'Smif, an* Jones, an' Robinson,
" Do they lock the barns?" inter?
"That was sufficient; 'Who'll go
with me?' challenged Riley.
' ' I volunteered, agreeing that we
should pay for the milk on the mor?
row, and so the expedition was form?
ed. Fearing that the hotel people
might be gone by the time we return?
ed we had them empty two quarts of |
whiskey into a tin pail. Armed with
this, we sallied forth The colored por?
ter, whom we bribed to accompany us,
was our guide.
"We made for the first barn we saw.
The porter tried to dissuade, protest?
ing that the owner kept a shotgun and
slept in the stable, having been recej?t
ly robbed by tramps.
" 'He kill yo' sho' !" declared the
boy, and-he fled for his life.
"Inside the barn it was as dark as
pitch We struck a light, which we
extinguished as soon as we had located
the cow. I did the milking, while
Riley undertook to keep the cow quiet.
Just as I was finishing, Riley uttered
a queer groan, followed by an outcry.
The cow had pinned bim to the wall,
and was grinding him as though
'The inevitable happened. Awaken?
ed by Riley's voice, the ogre of the
premises came down on us, like a thun?
derbolt, accompanied by a shotgun and
two assistants with clubs and ianterns.
" 'Don't shoot!" I yelled, grappling
valorously with the cow. 'We surren?
"What are ye doin' there?" growled
"It was silent.
" 'We came to look at the cow!'
gasped Riley, who was as cool as a
sliced cucumber and just about as
" What do you want to look at that
cow for?'-fingering the gun.
" We wish to buy it,' said Riley,
escaping from bis perilous position.
"I took the cue, and we closed a
bargain then and there. The cow was
ours at the price of the farmer, and
we were glad to escape with our lives,
and in such a hurry to get away that
we left our pail behind us.
"Early the next day we had some
callers- the farmer and his sons. They
came reeling into tbe hotel, arm in
arm, like tipsy sailors. The old man
shook me coridally by the hand.
"Did you milk that cow last night?"
'4 4 Yes, si r. '
" 'Did you put the milk into the
pail that you left in the barn':'
"The farmer grinned happily. 'We
drank the milk, ' he declared, thickly,
j ' You all have a great bargain.
; If we had her back yon couldn't buy
: her for her weight in gojd : could they
j "No, siree,' chimed in the boys as
one-man." . . ^
A report has gained currency among
j railroad men that the Atlantic Coast
Line has been purchased by the
Pennsylvania Railroad, which system
will enter the Southern States as an
active rival of the Southern Railway,
i Where the report originated or what
J foundation it rests upon the writer
j was unable to ascertain, but the rail
i road men who were discussing the
rumor seemed to regard it as worthy
of consideration and probably true.
O'Donnell & Co's, clothing depart?
ment is ready for Easter with a very
large and complete stock of spring and
summer suits and gents' furnishing
goods. See the advertisement.
FOR TORPID LIVER.
A torpid liver deranges tire whole |
system, and produces
SICK HEADACHE,._-. j
Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Rheu- j
matism, Sallow Skin and P8es. j
There is no better remedy for these ]
common diseases than DR. TUFT'S I
LIVER PILLS, as a trial will prove. j
Take Mo Substitute?
I will give prompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hill sides,
draining bottoms, &c.
BANKS H. BOYKLN, D. S.,
Oct 19-o Catchall, S. C.
FOR SALE-60 bushels Yineless and
Georgia Buck Potaotes, and silps at
60 cents per bushel. Apply to W. D. j
Frierson, Stateburg, S. C* Mar. 2t* I
FOR SALE-A limited quantity of
King Cotton Seed. Apply to W. B. Boyle
THE SANK OF SUMTER,
SUMTER, S. C.
City and County Depositary
Hrtpita1 stock paid io, . . $75,000 00
Undivided sarp?us, . 16,000 00
Individual habfmy of stockholders
in excess of their stock, . 75,000 00
Traosicts a general backing business : also
has a Saville S?nk D?partaient Deposits of
$1 ard upward received interest allowed at
tbe rate cf 4 ser cen?, per annal, payable
W. F. B. HAINSWORTH, Presider::
MASiny MOISE, W. F. RHAM?,
GUN AND LOCKSMITH.
I take pleasure in giving no?
tice to my friends and the pub?
lic generally, that, having re?
gained my health, I have re?
opened my shop, and am ready
to do any work in the
line of Guns, Locks, dewing
Machines,. &c. Prices reasona?
ble, work done promptly and
satisfaction guaranteed. Shop
on Liberty street a few doora
east of Main.
Mch 5 R a BRAD WELL.
We wish all our friends a happy Easter and extend to them a
most cordial welcome to visit us and make our store their
headquarters when they come to the city in search ot their
Every ye?r we tell you that we are better prepared than ever
to supply your wants, and we feel that it is no exag?ration on
our part to say that this season we have surpassed all our
previous efforts, as our stock is the largest and most complete
that we have ever carried. Since moving into our new building
We have found a growing demand from
OUR LADY FRIENDS
For a better class of goods and we have devoted considerable
time and energy towards meeting their requirements.
Our line of plain and colored Taffetas at 50c, 76c. and $1.00 cannot
be equalled anywhere.
OUR LINE OF WAKINGS
In plain and fancy light weight Flannels at 25c, 50c. and 75c. are just
what you want for early spring and have to be seen to be appreciated*
This is where we excel. In this stock there will be found 300 pieces to
select from, no two alike, prices ranging from 5c. to 50c. per yard.
Already considerable inroad has been made into this stock and
the ladies who have seen it, and they are many, have express?
ed themselvees as never having seen such a beautifuline
before. We have a pretty line of
At 25 cents per yard and our line of dress Ginghams at 10 cents are the
best that money can buy for the price.
This is getting to be quite a hobby with us. We succeeded in pick?
up 2,500 yards of fine goods at less than half their value and we are
selling on that basis-Half Price.
In Laclies Neckwear, Hosiery, Gloves, etc., we are showing
ali the latest novelties.
We havn't much space to devote to clothing in this issue, but we
can't forget the boys. No matter what papa or mama gets, every boy
must have an Easter suit and he will find our stock just the place to
make his selection. If he wants a Vestee, Sailor Blouse, or Norfolk, he
will find it here and the price to suit him. We can suit the youth, mid?
dle aged man or old man just as well. Our line of men's Shirts, Hats
and Neckwear will bear the most critical examanation. Call and see us
and be convinced. No trouble to show goods, only a pleasure.