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TSE BREST B?MEBOSK
Everything sn Readiness for the
ROUTE OF PARADE AND PROGRAMME.
The great Game Cock Firemen's
Tournament begcn this morning
ing at 9.30 o'clock, with a parade of
all the firemen who will participate in
the various contests.
The visitors have been arriving arriv
ing since yesterday morning, and the
hotels and boarding houses are pretty
well filled. There are agrea. many
visitors who will be entertained at
Sumter hopes to entertain the fire
men and other visitors in a man
ner that they will not soon forget.
It is "the fixed purpose of those in
charge of the tournament, and they
have the hearty support and co
operation of all our citizens, to
make the Game Cock Tournament
the greatest aid best firemen's
tournament ever held in the State,
and to now fix a s tandard that will
remain for years the standard by
which alt other tournaments will be
The city is decorated, the people are
wearing the colors of the two local
fire companies, and even the boot
blacks on the sfareste and the goat
carts are bedecked with black and
gold or blue and white.
There is no doubt about the people
entering into the spirit of the occa
sion with zeal and enthusisam; and if
the Sumter firemen are not inspired to
make and break records, they will
prove themselves unresponsive to the
cheers and good wishes of their friends -
The following is the programme of
the tournament :
Parade, 10.30 a. m. The parade will
be formed on the triangle between
Main street and Manning avenue, and
will move promptly at 10.SO o'clock.
The line of march will be as follows :
Up Main to City Hali, where a halt
Svili be made, while Mayor Stuckey
makes a brief addi-ess of welcome to
the firemen ; up Main from City Hall
to Oalhoun ; Calhoun to Washington ;
Washington to Liberty; Liberty to
old C, S. &N. depot ; countermarch up
Liberty to Main, where thej parade
will be dismissed.
Quick hitch contest, 3.30 p. m.
Hand Reel Races, 9.30 a. m.
Grab reel races.
Hose Wagon races, 4 p. m.
Immediately after the hose wagon
races, there will be a special 300 yard
hub-to-hub race between Monaghan,
No. % and Delgar, No. 3, for a purse
of $400. This race will start at the
corner of Main end. Liberty streets
and the finish will be opposite thej
CONCERNING TSE TOURNAMENT.
Some Current New? Notes Bearing On
the Great Event.
The firemen of Columbia, says The
State of last Monday, will devote the
next few days to. earnest practice work
preparatory to the tournament.in Sum
ter on Wednesday and Thursday. Co
lumbia will have three hose wagons,
all pulled by grey horses, and three
hand reel teams. All of those who
will man the machines have been care
fully picked and nearly every one hi
had experience in tournament worl
The teams will all be fast ones. They
will come from the Independent, No",
i, the Palmetto, No. 2, and the Co
lumbia, No. 3, companies. The boys
will probably be accompanied to Sum
ter by many firemen who will not take
part in the contests and a great num
ber of civilians interested in one or
. the other companies. The machines,
the men and their friends who accom
pany them will leave here on a special
.train over the Atlantic Coast Line
on Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock.
All are expecting a big time and the
firemen are confident of returning with
the bulk of the prize money.
Tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock the
firemen of Columbia, says The State of
Tuesday, at least those of three com
panies, accompanied by many of their
friends, will leave over the Coast.Line
on a special train, upon which will be
carried their six fire horses and six
racing machines. The boys expect to
have a big time and bring back the
bulk of the piz?s.
THE FLORENCE FIREMEN.
The following, from the Florence
Times of Monday evening, was
read with interest and pleasure by the
.Sumter firemen,, as well as by Sumter.
people in general, who will are glad to
know that, after all, Florence is
to be represented in the tournament :
"The Florence reel team received an
unexpected blow this morning when
it was positively announced that three
of the best men on the team could not
get leave of absence-from the shops
to participate in the;r>ices in- Sumter
on Wednesday and Thursday. The
men in question are Buchheit, Cohen
and Grant. All held important ; posi
tions on the team, ;and it is going to
be hard at this late hour to fili their
places. Several young men have vol
unteered to try, however, to keep the
team from going to pieces and will
run in the practice this afternoon..
' The boys leave tomorrow night.
It is a disappointment that the f?il
r-jgnlar team cannot go and a great
hindrance to the chances of winning a
THE CAMDEN TEAM.
? Speaking of the Camden firemen
who are coming to Sumter, the Garrii
den Chronicle says : The same young
men compose the team as went to New
berry last year and partly the same
as won in Charlotte. For the benefit
of those people from Camden who
do not want to spend more than
one day in Sumter, Chief Watkins
has made arrangements witli the
railroads to hold the train at Sumter
a few hours Thursday night, so that
all will have time to witness the hose
AS TO REEL RECORDS.
A prominent fireman today denied
the statement published, says the Co
lumbia Record, that Camden held the
Southern championship for the 200
yard reel race record. Her score on
this point, he says, is 35, while the
Independents, of this city, at Augus
ta, October, 1901, made the same run
in 3234 seconds.
The Newberry team arrived on the
Coast Line train Tuesday afternoon.
The Newberry Herald and News of to
day says : The boys have made good
time in the practice runs, under con
ditions less favorable than they will
encounter in Sumter, and our people
are confidently expecting them to win
first money. President J. W. Ear
hardht and a number of the members
of the company will be in the party.
THEY'LL MISS THE FUN.
Anderson Mail : None of the Ander
son fire companies will take part in
the firemen's tournament at Sumter on
the 25th and 26th of this month. The
matter was considered but it was decid
ed that it would not be practicable to
send a team
The Band Concert
Don't forget that the band will have
considerable professional help Wednes
day night, and that they expect to give
the strongest concert ever given here,
and expect to draw the largest audi
enee of the season,. Among the num
bers that the band will render will be j
"The Cavalry Charge," and a new;
selection from the latest comic opera.
The S.LI. Ball.
The preparations for the Sumter
Light Infantry ball this evening
have been completed. The armory in
which the dance will be held has been
beautifully decorated with bunting,
evergreens and vines and the reading
room transformed into a dressing
room for the ladies. The attendance
will be large and the ball promises to
be a brilliant success. Dancing will
begin at 10.30 o'clock, immediately
.after the Second Regiment Band Con
cert in the Opera House. The chape
rones are Dr. and Mrs. Archie China,
Dr and Mrs. H. M. Stuckey, Dr. and
Mrs. J. Grenville DeLorme and Mr.
and Mrs. C. F. McFadden. Tickets
may be procured from the committee :
C P. Lesesne, C. B. Yeadon and
John 3. McCutchan.
THE STORES TO CLOSE.
Clerks May Witness Contests in The
It is an excellent idea that the
stores are to close at 4 p. m. on June
25 and June 26, so as to give the clerks
an opportunity to witness the firemen's
tournament contests. The merchants
of Sumter have thus evinced their
usual consideration and liberality in
their treatment of their employes, as
the following agreement will show :
We, the undersigned merchants of
Sumter, agree to close our stores at 4
p. m. on June 25th and 26th, in order
that our clerks, as well as ourselves,
may have an opportunity of witnessing
the firemen's tournament :
D. J. Chandler, B. J. Barnett, Miss
McDonald, L. B. Durant, A. A.
Strauss & Co., L. E. LeGrand, Bult
man Bros., Jno. Reid, L. W. Folsom,
F. B. Grier, Knight Bros., Sumter
Grocery Co., Schwartz Bros., C. F.
McFadden, Levi Bros., V. H. Phelps,
Jl Rettenberg & Sons, The Cash
Grocery Store, M. Green, Miss G.
Miller, J. D. Craig Furniture Com
pany, W. B. Burns, Stubbs Bros. &
Cuttino, M. H. Beck, E. A. Bultman,
Mrs. lu Atkinson, T. C. Scaffe, P.
Plowden, Witherspoon Bros. & Co.,
O'Donnell & Co., Horn Dry Goods
Company, Diamond Racket Store, R.
F. Hoyt, A. Belitzer, Levy & Moses,
T. S. Gregory, Jenkins B'ros., H. W.
Hood, H. G. Osteen & Co.
DO WE WANT A BEER DISPENSARY?
The County Board of Contro! Has an Ap
plication for a Privil?ge, But Wants
to Know Public Sentiment
The County Board of Control met
Monday, to transact routine business
and 30 consider an application for a
privilege to operate a beer dispensary,
Mr. A. J. Moses filing the applica
The routine business was disposed
of in regular order, but the beer priv
ilege application was not acted upon.
After discussing the matter for some
time and considering the pros and
cons of the question, the members of
the Board of Control decided to post
pone action untiij the next regular
meeting of the board, on July 7.
In the meantime, the board desires
to ascertain the sentiment of the com
munity in respect to the establishment
of a beer dispensary, and it is assured
that the wishes of the people of Sum
ter will be respected.
?If it is shown to the Board of Con
trol thai the citizens favor the grant
ing of a. privilege to operate a beer
dispensary, the privilege will be
granted, but if - no beer dispensary is
\va::fcd in Sumter the privilege "will
not be granted.
It behooves the people who have
anything to say respecting a beer dis
pensary to say it to the Board of Con
trol between .this date and the meet
ing on July 7.
WILL WEYER FORGET SUMTER.
Some Impressions of the Inmates of the
In the current issue of Our Monthly,
published by the children of the Clin
ton Orphanage, appears a very 'ha-ppy
" write-up" of the recent trip of the
children to the Charleston exposition,
in which appears the following pleas
ant reference to the stop of the train
at Sumter :
Then came Sumter !
That crowd of orphans will never
forget Sumter ?
Next to Charleston, they wanted to
see Sumter, for they had recieved an
invitation for twenty-five of their num
ber to spend two weeks in that lovely
little city, and thou%h the school
duties would not allow acceptance,
they appreciated it all thp-same.
But when the Doctor came in with
a bag full of quarters and told them
that the good folks of Sumter had sent
them a gift for their personal spend
ing, and began to distribute the bright
coin among them, enthusiasm rose to
feverheat. 4 Oh, the dear Sumter peo
ple?Ido love them'" was the way
the girls put it. And the boys had to
cry out: "Hurrah for Sumter!''
THE SESSIONS COURT.
Cases Disposed Of?Nelson J. Shaw On
Trial For Murder.
The following is the record of the
proceedings of the Sessions Court
since last report :
The State vs. Rachel James, house
breaking and larceny of a hog. Noi.
The State vs. Max Caesar, larceny
of live stock. The defendant, who was
ont on bond, failed to answer when
the case was called, and a bench war
rant has been issued for him.
The State vs. James Davis, burglary
and larceny. Plead guilty. Sentence,
two years on the cha?ngang.
The State vs. Laurenton McCray, as
sault and battery with intent to kill
and carrying concealed weapons.
Guilty, with recommendation to
mercy. Sentence, two years on the
The State vs. Davis Robinson, as
sault and battery with intent to kill.
The State vs. Calvin Luckey, lar
ceny of a bicycle. Continued.
The indictment of Aleck Jefferson
and Joseph Sewell, murder, was not
given to the grand jury.
The case of the State vs. Nelson J.
Shaw, murder, was taken up for trial
Thursday morning. Considerable time
was consumed in drawing the jury, the
defendant objecting to ten and the
State to three of the jurors drawn.
The State stood aside two jurors.
Shaw is the negro who in November
last whipped a little negro boy so
severely that he died within a few
hours after the beating. Shaw at that
time kept a country store ?t the cross
roads near White's Mill pond and the
boy was living with him. The testi
mony brought out today showed that
the boy was most cruelly whipped,
witnesses for both the. State and de
fendant testifying that when they
examined the boy after death his body
was a mass of bruises and whip marks
from the top of his head to the knees.
On one side of the body 109 separate
and disinct bruises were counted and
the other side and back were in equal
ly as horrible a condition. Several
witnesses swore that there was not a
place on the body from head to knees
where a finger tip could' be placed
without touching a bruise or whip
mark. Shaw's own testimony did not
strongly tend to clear or justify him.
He admitted whipping the boy with
a leather strap, which was produced
in court by the State, and denied being
in a passion. He said that he lectured
the boy,awhile and whipped him awhile
and repeated the same procedure seve
ral times. Once during the
whipping he was interrupted by
a man coming to. see him
on business, and after an interval of
more than hour he returned to the
room where he had the boy->and re
newed the whipping. Before he got
through whipping him the boy said he
was sick and asked for water. He
went to the well and carried him a
dipper full. The boy drank it and
immediately vomited it up. He then
gave him some medicine and he vom
ited that. He then came to 'town for
a doctor and while here heard the boy
He said he regretted the death of
the boy more than anything that ever
happened, for he loved the boy as well
as he did himself and had no malice
against him. ' He had no intention to
injure him and did not think he whip
ped him any more severely than he
LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR SHAW.
Verdict of Guilty of Murder, With Re
commendation to Mercy?Motion for
New Trial Denied.
The trial of the case was con
cluded Thursday afternoon before
the Court of Sessions adjourned for the
day, the jury, after about a half
hour's deliberation, returning a ver
dict of guilty, with a recommendation
to mercy, thereby reducing the penal
ty from death to imprisoment for life.
" At the afternoon session of the court
only a few witnesses were examined
and the greater part of the session was
taken up with the arguments. R. D.
Lee, Esq., who represented the de
fendant, made the opening argument
and Solicitor Wilson closed for the
Judge Klugh? in charging the jury,
stated the law in a careful and com
prehensive manner, in reference to
murder, manslaughter, and accidents
resulting from lawful and reasonable
punishment inflicted .by a parent,
guardian or master.
When the verdict was announced
Shaw did not display any emotion and
appeared to be unaffected.
Mr. Lee immediately gave notice of
a motion for a new trial, and Judge
Klugh appointed Saturday morning for
hearing the motion.
Mr. Lee argued the motion for ?
new trial that morning", his principal
contention being that neither the
facts brought out during the trial nor
the law warranted the verdict found.
He reviewed the case* at some length
and quoted authorities in support- of
Without giving Solicitor Wilson an
opportunity to reply in opposition to
granting the new trial asked for,
Judge Klugh refused to grant the new
trial and gave this reasons for denying
the motion. He then sentenced Nel
son J. Shaw to imprisonment in the
State penitentiary for life.
In the course of his remarks to the
prisoner in the dock before imposing
sentence. Judge Klugh said that the
crime of which he stood convicted was
one of the most horrible and brutal
in the criminal annals of the Srate
the most horrible, perhaps. It was
certainly the most horrible, ? brutal
and revolting it had ever been his
painful duty to boar during the time
he has occupied the position of Judge.
The defendant's attorney has filed
notice that he will appeal to the
Supreme Court and a stay of sentence
has been granted.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
The Coure of Common Pleas was
opened Friday afternoon and the
docket sounded. It was found that
there was but a single case for trial at
this term,, all other eases being dis
posed of by continuance or by consent
"Great care should be taken to pre
vent mosquitoes from biting any per
son who has malaria," asserts a cir
cular recently issued by the Brookline
I Mass., board of health.
A STUPENDOUS TASK.
Rev. H. C. DuBose's Noble Work Among
The Eev. Dr. H. C. DuBose,
formerly of Darlintgon, but now a
Prebsyterian missionary at Soochow
Chian, who delivered an intteresting
discourse in the Sumter Presbyte
ian Church Sunday night, has r been
given a year's leave of absence, in
recognition of is arduous labors in the
Flowery Kingdom, but he does not in -
tend to spend his holiday idly. H?
has been in Washington to confer
with Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese min
ister, about conditions in China, and
especially in regard to the opium
habit, which the missionary declares
is China's cnrse. The other day Dr.
DuBose called at the Chinese legation,
carrying letters of introduction to
Minister Wu from Gov. En of Kiang
su province, Gov. Nieh of Anhwer
province, and from other Chinese
officials of high rank whom Dr. Du
Bose has won as friends during his
thirty years' labors in the orient. The
Chinese minister gave the missionary
a cordial reception, and upon learning
that the latter was a native of South
Carolina recalled with pleasure the
visit he made to the Charleston expo
"Minister Wu fully appreciates the
danger which threatens China," said
Dr. DuBose upon his return from the
Chinese legation, "and is in sympathy
with the efforts being made to check
the opium trade. He realizes that
opium is the curse of his country and
that England is responsible for the
wide use of the drug, which has be
come general throughout China since
its introduction, 75 years ago. The
United States is in no way connected
with the opium trade, but, as I told
the Chinese minister, sentiment in
this country against the continuation
of the-sale of Indian opium to China
by the English is the only thing which
can check the deadly traffic, and my
purpose in going to Washington was
to consult the distinguished diplomat
in the hope that some means looking
to the eradication of the horrible
habit might be devised.
"Minister Wu told methat he had
diseussed the question wth the Brit
ish officials, and he believes that the
English nation is slowly awakening to
the condition of affairs in the far east.
I do not mean to charge the English
people as a whole for the promotion of
the opium traffic, for that would not be
just. But there are few people in
Great Britain who at all realize the
exact state of affairs in China.
Opium is admitted to China under
treaties with England and the English
have a monopoly of the trade.
"Opium is raised in India," con
tinued Dr. DuBose, "under the direc
tion of government agents, who watch
its production carefully and do all in
their power to keep the product up to
the highest possible standard. The
duties derived by the Chinese gov
ernment from the imported cpium are
mortgaged for a long time in advance.
Consequently it is practically im
possible for the Chinese government
to legislate against the trade at pres
eni Any prohibition of the trade
would be in violation of the treaties
with England and would interfere
with the finances of the kingdom;.
"When opium was first brought to
China it was used only in th? v coast
cities. Its use spread to the interior
cities but was confined many years to
persons living in the cities, as persons
living in the country could not afford
to buy the drug. Now it is used quite
generally among the farmers, and its
use is increasing at an alarming rate.
The duty derived annually from opium
importations now amounts to about
"Several of the southwestern pro
vinces in China are now devoted
almost exclusively to the production cf
poppies for opium manufacture, and
.poppy raising is gaining a strong foot
hold "in other parts of the kingdom.
The population of the kingdom is de
creased by this new industry and the
danger of famines increased."
Referring to the mission work in
which the United States and England
are engaged in the Flowery Kingdom,
Dr. DuBose said that before the Box
er troubles there were 3,000 mission
aries in the kingdom, but many of
them left at that time and have not
yet returned. He predicted, however,
that since the troubles in China there
would be a large influx of missionaries
into the country.
"It is a wrong impression which
has gained ground in some quarters, "
he said, "that missionaries are in
danger in China today. Most of the
governors are friendly to the foreign
ers and are doing all they can to pro
tect them. The missionaries had no
trouble in Soochow at the time of the
Boxer troubles. Governor Nieh, who
was then in charge of the province in
which Soochow is located, had just
come into office at that time, and be
fore he entered office he had prepared
10,000 circulars ordering that foreign
ers be protected. These circulars were
distributed throughout the pro vice,
and although at the outbreak of the
trouble we discontinued our work and
went to Shanghai, wc were in no per
sonal danger. "
Does the Atlantic Coast Line "Tote
Fair" With Sumter?
The rates published for season ex
cursion pickets to Charleston, Sulli
van's Island and the Isle of Palms are
not favorable to the people of Sumter.
For example: The Coast Line offers
to soli a ticket from Columbia to
Charleston on Sundays for 81.50, but
does not offer to sell any ticket from
Sumter except a week-end ticket for
S3, only good to return by morning
train from Charleston on Tuesday
morning, that being the limit.
Now, as the first steamer from Mt.
Pleasant. Sullivan's Island and Isle
of Palms does not reach Charleston
until 0.40 a. m., and tho only Coast
Line train leaves the city at that hour,
no person can avail themselves of that
train if they are at either Mt. Pleas
ant, Sullivan's Island or the Islo of
Again, the same price is demanded
for a ticket from Sumter of this class
as is asked for one from Columbia,
though the passenger from Sumter
will travel 86 miles less over the same
road in going and coming.
E. W. M.
BRYAN ROASTS CLEVELAND.
He Charges the Ex-President With
Betraying the Party.
Lincoln, Neb., June 24.?The ab
sence of William J. Bryan from
ihe Democratic harmony dinner at
New York is pretty well explained by
a statement given out by Mr. Bryan
last night, commenting on the dinner.
At thoutset Mr. Bryan says there e
is no such thing as Democratic
harmony where former President
Cleveland is concerned. He says :
"The banquet given on the even
ing of June 19 by the Tilden Club of
New York was advertised as 'Harmony
Meeting,' but it turned out to be
what might be expected of such a
gathering, an ovation to the chief
guest, former Democrat, Grover
Cleveland. There can be no such
thing as harmony between men like
him and those who believe in Demo
cratic principles,' and he is frank
enough to say so. He spent no time
for 'middle ground,' upon which 'to
gather discordant elements. He boldly
called upon the members of the party
to abandon their convictions and
accept the construction which he?
placed upon Democratic principles. He
even taunted the party with being
a sort of proidgal so:i and invited it
to give up its diet of husks and return
to its fatner's house.
"He spoke of his ' retirement from
political activity,' and said: 'Per
haps there are those who would define
my position as one of banishment in
stead of retirement. ' Against this I
shall not enter a protest. It is suffi
cient for me in either case that I have
followed on the matters of differences
within our party the teachings and
council of the great Democrat in
whose name party peace and harmony
are to-night invoked. No confiesison
of party sin should, therefore, be ex
pected of me. I have (none to make ;
nor do I crave political absolution. '
"He not only boast 2d of his course
but put his brand upon those who
sat to meat with him. Having assert
ed that his Democratic faith com
pelled him to leave the party (or re
sulted in his banishment), he described
the banqueters as sharing that faith.
' ' He is not only d?liant but he in
sists that party success can only be
secured by an open and avowed
return to his ideas. Harmony is to
be secured, not by a suppression of
differences, but by the elimination of
those who differ from him."
Mr. Bryan says he will print in his
paper Mr. Cleveland's speech "to
show that the reorganizes do not want
harmony, but control, and. that their
control means the abandonment of the
party position and a return to the
policies of Mr. Cleveand's second ad
Injured in Automobile Wreck.
George B. Allen, assistant general
passenger agent of the Southern Rail
way, with John M. Beali, occupying
a like position with the Mobile and
Oho Railway, was seriously injured in
a runaway automobile accident in St
Louis, on the 19th inst., five miles in
the country. Just as the crest of a
steep hill was gained, an explosion oc
curred in the gasoline tank. In a
second the wood work of the machine
was ablaze. Down the steep grade
the vehicle shot, the"driver unable to
set the brakes and the great rush of
wind fanning the flames. It was a
mile to the valley below, and over
that the blazing machine ran with
brakes powerless and the occupants of
the car scorched by the encroaching
flames. The country police were at
tracted and behind the running fire
brand four mounted patrolmen raced
to rescue the men. Beali once started
to jump, but was held by Allen.
When the automobile hit the level it
bounced three feet from the ground
and struck a telegraph -pole. Both men
were hurled with great force against a
rock and sutsained internal injuries
that physicians pronounced serious.
mam I fi ?4mm
New Franchise Values.
The Pennsylvania Railroad is to pay
the city of New York $75,000 yearly
during the first ten years for its an
nual franchises under the Hudson
River, Manhattan Island and the East
River, and $114,871 yearly during the
following fifteen years.
The first city of the country here
takes an unusually advanced position
relative to franchises and the exaction
of compensation therefor. It not only
holds that street railroad permits are
valuable and that the city should no
longer give away its properry : it -con
siders franchise values as extending far
below the streets and it exacts com
pensation there also. The income re
ceived from the Pennsylvania Railroad
tunnels is for a right not in steets
built by the city, but for a right to
burrow in the earth beneath it, where
the city has hot gone, where no
sacrifice of public money has been
made, and hence where no franchise
values have;come to exist in. the ordi
nary acceptance of the term.
It is'r.long step which is thus taken
in the direction of attaching value to
corporation rate privilege and taxing
them accordingly for th,o public treas
ury. As an extreme example, afforded
by the largest city in the country, it
must exert a wide influence in public
dealings with corporations of a monop
olistic character.?Springfield (Mass.)
An Appeal For Aid.
Rev. W. B. Wharton, superinten
dent of the Epworth Orphanage, Co
lumbia, has issued the following
urgent appeal, which will doubtless
meet with a hearty response:
"Our treasury at the Epworth or
phanage is absolutely empty. Pro
vision for our large orphan family has
to bo made each day. Our bills must
be paid. The current expenses have
net appreciably decreased in any de
partment, yet our contributions have
fallen far below our necessary expendi
tres. Since our connection with the
orphanage there has not been a time
when the need of immediate help was
more urgent than now. We feel that
this notice is sufficient to cause our
friends to remember in a helpful way
the claims of homeless, helpless chil- ?
The trouble with the grasping man
is that he tries to seize an oppor
tunity before he sees it.
STATEHOOD BILL SMOTHERED.
Appropriation for Charleston Navy
Yard Still in Conference.
A motion was entered formally in
the senate Monday by Mr. Quay, cf
Pennsylvania, to discharge the com
mittee on territories from further con
sideration of what is known as the
omnibus territorial bill, a measure to
admit as States the territories of Ok
lahoma, New Mexico and Arizona
Mr. Quay spoke briefly but forcibly
in support of his motion, mantaining
that both political parties in national
convention had pledged themmselves
to the admission to Statehood of the
Today (Tuesday) the senate is ex
pected to consider and dispose of
Senator Pritchard's bill, in which
South South Carolina is deeply inter
ested, providing for the establishment
of the national Appalachian park re
serve. The indications are favorable
to its passage in the senate, but
Speal :er Henderson has sounded the
bill's death knell in the house. The
speaker said that owing to the enor
mous appropriations already authoriz
ed this session the bill' must go over
Senator Ti liman 's amendment to
the naval appropriations"' %if? carrying
an appropriation'for the Charleston
navy yard is still in conference. The
senate conferees, however, of which
Senator Tillman is one, wilt insist on
the retention of the amendment and
its acceptance by the house conferees
is expected in a few days.
Elaborate preparations are being
made for the tournament of the North
Carolina State Firemen's Association
to be held in Raleigh on July 22, 23,
24. Prizes amounting to $1;600 will
be awarded, and prospects for one of
the most largely attended meets in ?he
history of the asosciati?n are very
The Band Concert.
Harvey, the cornetist, who arrived
last night, to assist the Second Reg
iment Band in their concert this
evening, is a musician of considerable
power. He comes highly recommend
ed, and it can be safely said .there
will be " something doing" in his line.
Messrs. Adams and Buitman, vocalists
engaged for the occasion, arrived
this morning. Prof. Shoemaker
will be on the programme for a violin
selection, which he will handle in
grand style, as usual.
"King Dodo," from Pixley, and
Luder's musical comedy will be ren
der? by the band, who will prove
their ability in handling popular
Tickets on sale at the box office.
Not every minister has discovered
that the shortest sermon may have the
Post-Office Clerk and Carrier, Som
ter, S. G., July 26, 1902.
1 THE United States Civil Service Com
mission announces that the Post-office'
Department having advised it that free de
livery will be established at the above
named city on Sept. 1, 1S02, and requested
that proper steps be taken to secure an.
eligible register in order that the Post- %
master-General may select carriers arid
substitute carriers from it in due time for
them to select their uniforms and become
familiar with their duties before the estab
lishment of free delivery, a special exami
nation will be neld in the city on the
date named above, commencing at 9 a. m.,
for the positions of clerk and carrier.
The examination will consist of spelling,
arithmetic, letter-writing, penmanship,
copying from plain copy, geography of the
United States, and reading addresses. The
arithmetic will consist of tests in the funda
mental principles, extending as far as com
mon and decimal fractions and embracing
The age limitations for this examination^
are as follows :
All positions, 18 io 45 years.
All applicants, male and fema?e. must
have the medical certificate in Form 101
executed. Male applicants must be at least
5 feet ?? inches in height, and weigh not
less than 125 ae.
The names of all male eligibles will be
entered on both the clerk and tne carrier
registers, and appointment from either
register will remove the eligible'^ name
from both registers.
No application will be accepted for this,
examination unless filed m complete form?
with the board at the post-office-in the city
named above, before the hour of closing
business on July 22, 1902.
Applications should be filed promptly, in
order that' they may remain forcoirection
if necessary. ?
This examination is open to all citizens
of the United States who comply with the
requirements. Competitors will be rated
without regard to any consideration other
than' the qualifications shown in their
examination papers, mid elijribles will be
certified strictly in accordance with the
civil service law and rules.
For application blank (For::: 101), fail
instructions, specimen examination ques
tions, and information- relative to the
dntics and salaries of the different posi
tions, and the location of the examination
room, apply to the secretary of the board
of examiners ai the post-Office in the city
named above. -June 2i.
fi??f C?P M??ii l?
The examinations for the award cf
vacant scholarships in Winthrop College
and for the admission of new students will
be held at the County Court House on Fri
day. July 11th, at 9 a. m.
Applicants must not be less than fifteen
years of age.
When scholarships are vacated after
July 11th, they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at this exami
The next session will open September
For further information and a catalogue
address Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock HjVL
May 26?July 11?1 a w.