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8U?TB& WATCHMAN, Established April, 1850?
080li?ated Aug. 2,1881.
"Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thon Aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God'sLandaTruth's."
THE TRUE SOUTHBON, Established June 1S6
SUMTER. S. G.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 4, 1908.
Sew Series?Vol. XXI. So. 44
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E FGRME ?E4R3,
?mnhm of Celsius Whom the
Civil War Spilt Apart.
Knoxville, Tenu., 2?ay 29.?John C.
Anderson, of Louisville, arrived in
Kaoxville this morning, and this af
ternoon shook hands and was reunited
thhis cousin, K. M. Eia, of Kern
street, this city, under the giant syca
more tree near. Jacksboro street, where
they angrily parted one night in 1S6L
Prior to the civil war, Anderson
-and Eia were fast friends,Jbut as the
war excitement srrew Anderson tock
sides with the South and El? with the
North. One night, on their.way home,
they began arguing the issues of the
impending struggle between the States.
They stopped under a giant sycamore
tree, yet standing, and there they had
a bitter^quarrel, which ended by their
parting, Anderson declaring he would
not spare Eia should he meet him in
battle, and Eia declaring he would
shoot Anderson as he would any other
reebl That night they left to join
their respective armies. "
Both were wounded during the w?r,
Anderson" being shot, through and
through. Eia was aboard the ill-fated
Sultana when her boilers exploded,
killing hundreds of men. He escaped,
although a younger brother of Ander
son was killed by his side. The breach
never healed and the cousins never
saw each other during the forty-one
ears. Each one has thought of the
jiarrel many times during the past
few years, but neither would make
Their meeting today was a surprise
to both, but had been arranged by
Officer Dobson, who knew their story.'
At dinner Anderson was introduced to
a gray-haired man. It was Eia, " and
their recognition was mutual. They
were overjoyed and wept like chil
dren. All the afternoon they have been
recounting stories of the war, and are
again the friends they were before the
Sam Jones and Ben Tilintan.
In its department of "Questions and
"Answers," the Laurens Advertiser
gets off the following :
If Sam Jones and Ben Tillman were
to meet in joint debate, what do you
think would be the result??Anxious
We have been revolving this question
for five years, Anxious, and have
reached these conclusions: 1. The fire j
department would be called out. 2. j
The ex-colonel of the Eough Riders;
would ask to come inro the game. 3. j
All poker games would adjourn with
out waiting for the bank to settle. 4.
Flying fur and feathers would darken
th? day. 5. My dear Appelt would
smile once more. 6. The young king
of Spain would leave his bull fights
and come. 7. The debaters would
untangle, both fresh and ready for
more. 8. They wonld form a partner
ship and tour the world, repeating the
performance and making more money
than all the Beaumont gushers togeth
Minister Wu in Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., May 30.?Wu Ting
Fang, envoy extraordinary and minis
ter plenipotentiary from the Chinese
empire, arrived in Atlanta at 1 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. He was the guest
at several social events during the
afternoon and last night delivered a
lecture for the benefit of the new
Carnegie library, speaking on the I
"New and the Old Civilizations." ?
State Press Association.
Georgetown, May 28.?The advance
guard of the South Carolina Press As
sociation arrived here last night and
iwas royally received. The visitors
were met at Lanes by a reception
; committee. Each of the visiting edi
tors was given a card, indicating the
hospitable home at which he or she
was to be entertained, and the commit
tee saw that they got to their homes
quite early. The association begins
its work today.
Georgetown, S. C., May 29.?The
editors are having a glorious time.
This afternoon they went on two ex
cursions?one on the steamer F. G.
Burroughs and the other on the Uni
ted States revenue cutter Forward
Both tripe were greatly enjoyed.
J. E. Boggs, formerly editor of the
Pickens Sentinel, delivered the annual
-address. He chose as his subject "Loy
alty," and for an hour held the un
divided attention of his cultured au
White Stone Lithia Springs was
selected as the place for the next an
An invitation was extended by
Capt Mitchell of the revenue cutter
Forward to take the entire patry to
Charleston Saturday morning, leaving
Georgetown at 1 a. m., after the ban
quet, arriving in Charleston about
noon Saturday, where the newspaper
men will witness the closing scenes of
ti? exposition. It is probable that
the invitation will be accepted.
Memphis, Tenn.,.May 30.?Six rail
roads entering this territory have been
indicted by the federal grand jury in
session in this city on the charge that
there is a "declaration" or agreement
between them constituting ? pool for
the purpose of the dividing on a pro
rata basis the cotton shipped out of
Memphis, as well as to maintain
rates. The roads indicted are the Illi
nois Centra!, Louisville and Nash
ville, the St. Louis, Iron Mountain
and Southern, the 'Frisco Route
(Kaansas City, Memphis andt Bir
mingham), and Southern Railway and
the Nashville, Chattanooga and St
Justice McSver's Condition.
Many inqiuries as to the conditiion
of Chief Justice Henry Mel ver have
recently been made. It may be stated
that the distinguished chief justice
is now undergoing special treatment
in a .sanitarium in Savannah, Ga.,
and that afhis request the governor
has granted him leave of absence until
July 31. The chief justiee is being
encouraged by his physician to believe
that his ailment is slowly yielding to
treatment and he is now feeling better.
He proposes to give the treatment
he is undergoing full and fair trial.
Judge Mdver's many friends will
be pleased to know that he is at least
feeling better, and hope for his speed
Concerning Postal Cards.
Government postal cards which are j
enameled, bronzed or in any way de
faced lose their character as postal
cards hereafter and become subject to
ordinary letter postage when they
bear a written message, or to third
class postage when they are all in
print. This ruling is contained in
the latest edition of the postal regula
tions. The ruling is thought to be a
result of the recent disclosures re
garding the ease with which snch '
cards are counterfeited. Though the ?
department had not discovered the!
maker of these bogus cards when the j
order was drawn, it has been known j
for a long time that such work was ,
made possible because persons were ?
permitted to enamel uncancelled cards ,
and thus use them, though they had j
been printed before. Postmasters :
have been instructed to enforce this,
rule strictly. ,
Filthy Temples in India.
Sacred cows often defile Indian temples,
but worse yet is a body that's polluted by j
constipation. Don't permit it. Cleanse
your systsm with Dr. King's New Life
Pills and avoid untold misery. They give
lively livers, active bowels, good digestion,
fine appetite. Only 25c at J. F. W. De-j
Lorme's drug store.
END OF WAB IN SIEHT.
The Boers Still Getting In Some
London, May 30.?The government
leader, A. J. Balfonr, announced in
the house of commons yesterday that
he hoped to be able on Monday next
to announce the result of the peace
negotiations in South Africa.
According to the latest uncensored
correspondence from Cape Town,, the
Boers are still in constant occupation
of at least 22 different localities in
Cape Colony, having more than a
score of bands of raiders, mounted
and armed, and of sufficient mobility.
to defy successful pursuit, although
the British have often swept and
"cleared" every mile of the colony's
A correspondent reports that the
"invasion is more actively aggressive
than ever, and rebellion is more ram
Soil Survey in South Carolina.
A few days ago there left Washington
for South Carolina five snrvey??s frirm
the bureau of soils in the agricu?tu
rai department. This surveying corps
will spend some six or eight months in
the State,for the purpose of making
a soil survey. One thousand square
miles, taking in a part of Greenwood,
Abbeville, Laurens and Anderson
counties, will be surveyed and the soil
chemically analyzed. A map will be
made of this section, showing the
various kinds of soil to be found with
in its limits. When the survey has
been completed the department will
issue a bulletion for disribtuion to the
farmers of South Carolina based on
the soil survey and setting forth the
crops to which various kinds of soils
within the 1,000 square miles are best
adapted. This bulletin will also con
tain expert information as to what
fertilizers, are.needed to improve the
soil. These soil surveys have been
made in other sections ?f the country
and have proved of great benefit to the
farmers. The survey for South Caro
lina is being made at the instance of
Representatives Johnson, Latimer and
Talbert. It is hoped that the farmers
will show a lively interest in the pro
ject, as the depaMment will be urged
to send another ^orps to work else
where in the State when the present
survey has been completed.
How to Avoid Trouble.
Now is the time to provide yourself and
family with a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It
is almost certain to be needed before the
summer is over, and if procured now may
save you a trip to town in the night or in
your busiest season. It is everywhere ad
mitted to be the most successful medicine
in use for bowel complaints, both for chil
dren and adults. No family can afford to
be without it. For sale by Dr. A. J. China.
My little son had an attack of whooping
cough and was threatened with pneumonia;
but for Chamberlain's Cough Remedy we
would have had a serious time of it. It
also saved him from several severe attacks
of croup.?H. J. Strickfades, editor World
Herald, Fair Haven. Wash. For sale by Dr.
A. J. China.
Wisdom in Farming.
The farmers of the South have ar
rived at that stage in their agricultu
ral progress when the system practiced
of more than 100 years of clearing new
land and turning out old must be
abandoned and a more rational system
adopted. To wear out land and then
abandon it is a barbarism?a prac
ticed, indeed, unfit to be tolerated by
an enlightened people. The earth
butchery of the past must be atoned
for by tho earth-nursery of the pres
ent. "The cruel stabs given to mother
earth should be bound up and her
wounds healed and her health restored,
and then she will be grateful for the
consideration and care which she has
received, and will pour out to her
cherishing children the richest boun
ties of her exuberant bosom.?Col. J.
B. KiHebrew in Southern Farm Mag
aize of Baltimore for June.
Happy Time in Old Town.
' We felt very happy," writes R. N. Bevili,
Old Town, Va., "when Bucklen's Arnica
Salve wholly cured our daughter of a bad
case of scald head." It delights all who
use it for Cuts, Corns, Burns, Bruises, Boils,
Ulcers, Eruptions. Infallible for Piles.
Only 25c at J. F. W. DeLorme's drug store.
SEPARATION OF THE RAGES.
Suggestion for Conference of
Those Interested in the Move
William P. Calhoun, a well known
lawyer of Greenville, whose newspaper
articles oh the negro question during
the past few years have attracted
j considerable attention, writes as fol
I lows to the Augusta Chronicle, under
date of May 27 :
Mr. W. T. Christopher, editor of
the Herald of Americas, Ga., in a
letter to the writer, suggests that a
conference be assembled of the lead
ing men in the United States who
favor the separation of the whites and
i The object of the conference in the
m?in will be to discuss the race pro
blem and to devise ways and means of
going to work in the matter systema
tically. The suggestion is a goocPone
and seeps will be taken at once to look
into it, and after investigation a con
ference will be called to meet at some
central point if deemed advisable So
far the matter amounts only to a sug
gestion on the part of Mr. Christo
pher, who has been advocationg in the
Herald the total separation of the
races fearlessly. It is needless to say
that any efforts in that direction will
be supported by me to the best of my
. Georgia has other men besides Mr.
Christopher who will and can ably
lead in tue work Hon. Pope Brown
and Hon. John Temple Graves have
j taken decided stands in favor of the
separation of the races. They are
j both leading men and men of ability.
I am in a position to know what in
I terest is being: taken- in this matter,
I not alone from newspaper expressions,
but from the numerous letters I receive
! from all parts of the Union. The in
dications are that something must be
Nothing definite as to the scope of
the conference has been decided on as
yet and will not be for several weeks,
fbut at this stage I desire to make one
suggestion. Admit to the congress
those colored men, such as Bishop H.
Turner of Atalnta, Ga., who have
studied the situation and who desire
to lead their people from among the
whites. That is a mere suggestion,
but if adopted it might result in good
and aid in a settlement of the matter
Then an effort should be made to i
have men from all sections of the
Union present who favor separation.
It would be a good idea to form a per
manent association for the purpose,
and when that is done the first real
step toward the separation of the races
will have been taken, and it could be
said that the work was under way, _ as
the aid of the permanent association
would be to push a separation system
atically and intelligently.
I look upon such a conference as
proposed as one of the most important
meetings of this country, and I hope
that the suggestion of Mr. Christo
pher will be carried out.
Wm. P. Calhoun.
Unlicensed Druggists, Beware!
The South Carolina Pharmaceutical
Association and the Stale Board of
Pharmaceutical Examiners have join
ed forecs for the better enforcemnt of
the State laws relating to the com
pounding and selling of drugs, says a
Charleston special. Representatives
of the association and board will
shortly call on the Governor and urge
him to instruct the dispensary con
stables to assist the constituted au
thorities in the enforcement of the
laws in question, There are a number
of unlicensed drnggists over the State
who are daily violating the laws, and
it is the purpose of the association
and the board to require these men to
quit the business until they pass the
required examination and prove their j
ability and competency in the profes- I
A Remarkable Bone.
A bone two inches in length was re
moved from the left side of the face of
Mrs. Hailey Winfrey, of Guilford
County, X. C, the other day. The
physicians who performed the opera
tion admit that the bone, which re
sembles a spur, is a genuine curiosity.
Mrs. Winfrey is 76 years old. She
sr.ys the bone had been growing two
REVIEW OF TRADE.
Encouraging Features Ofset La
bor Conflicts and Cold Weather.
New York, May 31. ?R. G. Dun &
Co. 's Weekly Review of Trade today
says: Ease in the money market,
favorable crop prospects and confidence
abroad are the encouraging factors
which outweigh the disturbing ele
ments of labor conflicts and unseason
able weather for retail trade at many
points. Effects of th? depressing in
fluence are less keenly felt beacuse
they are believed to be only temporary,
and confidence, is expressed that will-,
the resumption of work and normal
temperatale there will be a return to
the liberal distribution of merchan
dise. Despite the short corn crop last
year, the large yield of wheat and high
prices for both resulted in the greatest
value for the two crops ever recorded,
which means that the aigicultural
sections are prosperous, and other in
dustries must share the good fortune
by increased sales of products. Collec
tions are prompt, as a rule, and pay
ments through the principal clearing
houses are well mintainedr
Notwithstanding diminished specu
lation, there was an inrease of 1.2 per
cent, at New York, compared with last
Stocks of textile fabrics are not ac
cumulating, although the markets are
extremely quiet. Domestic jobbing
trade is satisfactory, bat exports of
cotton goods are small. Print cloths
are dull and unchanged, with the situ
ation unsatisfactory as to new prints
for the fall.
Prospects are bright for a large
yield of cotton. Dispatches have been
received from correspondents located
in all sections of the cotton belt and
returns are unanimously encouraging.
Failures for the week number 194
against 148 last year.
The Growing Cotton Crop.
, With the view of obtaining the most
reliable information possible concern
ing the cotton acreage of the United
States for 1902, Latham., Alexander &
Co., New York, addressed 4,000 letters
to banks, bankers, cotton commis
sion merchants and responsible plant
ers, embracing every cotton growing
county in the South, asking acreage
estimates. The 254 replies from South
Carolina show the following figures:
Acreage, 7 per cent, decrease ; season,
10 days later: acreage, 2,132,788,
against 2,293,320 in 1891; total acreage
for the entire cotton belt, 26,954,546,
against 27,587,534 in 1901.
The total estimated decrease of cot
ton acreage in the United States for
1902 is 2 30-100 per cent., or 632,98S
acres less than last year, and the aver
age planting of the crop is about 5
There has been little necessity for
replanting this season, and any delay
in planting and germination is being
rapidly overcome by seasonable weath
Stands are generally reported to be
excellent; plants healthy and cultiva
tion good. !
The necessity for planting more land
in grain has checked the normal in- ?
crease in cotton acreage.
A Real Friend.
"I suffered from dyspepsia and indiges
tion for fifteen years/' says W. T. Sturde
vant, of Merry Oaks, N. C. "After I had
tried many doctors and medicines to no
avail one of my friends persuaded me to
try Kodol. It gave immediate relief. I
can eat almost anything I want now and
my digestion is good. I cheerfully recom
mend Kodol/' Don't try to cure stomach
trouble by dieting. That only further
weakens the system. You need wholesome,
strengthening food. Kodol enables you to
assimilate what you eat by digesting it
without the stomach's aid. J. S. Hughson
Makes the f ood more d
ROYAL BAKING P<
ATLANTA SUNDAY JOURNAL
Superb Enterprises on the Part
of the Great Atlanta Daily.
The Atlanta Journal has announced
its purpose to begin on June lftb >
publication of a Sunday morning edi
tion. This announcement carries with
it, the assurance that The Sunday
Journal will be one of the most com
plete, comprehensive and attractive
papers pnblishd in the entire country
?for it well known that whatever this
great southern newspaper undertakes
it executes perfectly.
The Journal argues that the publi
cation of its Sunday morning edition
is made necessary by the growing de
mand for The Journal on seven days
of the week instead of six?in other
words, a demand for a newspaper that
gives all the news all the time.
The Journal has gone, about the
preparation of its Sunday edition with
the same spirit of enterprise and liber
ality of expenditure that has made
The Daily Journal the most popular
and universally road newspaper in the
south. It has not only installed a
new $42,000 press, but hasat enormous
expense supplemented its already mag
nificent news service (that of the As
sociated Press, admittedly the best on
earth, ) with the special cable service
of the New York Herald, the most per
fect foreign news service in existence,
together with all of the best special
Sunday features of the Herald, the
same to appear simultaneously in that
paper and The Sunday Journal.
In addition to this, its own corps of
special writers will embrace some of
the best known names in the countryi
among them George Ade, Peter Finley
Dunne, Bishop Candler, Sam P. Jones,
Mrs. Felton, Eev. George G. Smith,
the historian, and numerous others
Its social news and religious depart
ments will be special features, while
its colored comic supplement will be
1 the equal of any and tbe first ever issued,
by a Georgia newspaper.
The Sunday Journal will be sent fo
regular susbcribers of the daily at 12
cents per week?or for the small addi
tional cost of 2 cents per week. Or it
I will be served by newsboys at & cents
Read It in His Newspaper.
George .,uhaab, a well known German
citizen of New Lebanon. Ohio, is a cons
tant reader of the Dayton Voikszeitnng.
He knows that this paper aims to advertise
only the best in its columns, and when he
saw Chamberlain's Pain Balm advertised
therein for lame back, he did not hesitate
in baying a bottle of it for his wife, who
for eight weeks had suffered with the most
terrible pains in her back and could get no
relief. He says: "After using the Pain
Balm for a few days my wife said to me,
'I feel. as though born anew,' and before
usiag the entire contents of the bottle the
unbearable pains had entirely vanished and
she could again take up her household
duties." He is very thankful and hopes
that all suffering likewise will hear of her
wonderful recovery. This valuable lini
ment is for sale by Dr. A. J. China.
Fatal Accident in New York.
New York, May 27.-?Elyin L. Cool
idgo, circulation manager of the New
York Commercial, was almost instant
ly killed and about one hundred others
were injured this evening by the
breaking down of a temporary side
walk at 5th avenue and 18th street.
Some of those injured may die. The
cause of the accident was the giving
way of an upright timber that ex
tended from the bottom of the excava
tion to the cross beams on which, the
sidewalk rested. About ten feet of
this timber was rotten and very weak.
The two contractors have been arrest
ed. The crowd on the sidewalk was
witnessing a military parade.
eiicious and wholesome
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