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WEDNESDAY, JUNE-25, ?902.
The Simser Watcnnuzx. was rounder
In 1850 aas.the 7r*e S&uihrcn in 1866
?. $*a&;/bnern a?io7 Stnithron now bas
Ice ss&bioeJ circa liti on and I-annonce
cf b*>tb of the o?d papers, and is mani
' ^sstly the beet advertising aied?aia ia
The reports from the State campaign
held last week indicate that Capt D.
C. Heyward is the favorite candidate
for Governor in Sumter, Orangebug
d Bamberg. We hope the reception
i ven bim in these counties is an omen
3 his success throughout the State,
apt. Hey ward, is decidedly the best
3nan in the race, and is not an old
political hack, who has for years lived
t>y holding office. He is a clean,
honest, able and patriotic citizen, who
as Governor will reflect credit on the
Stite and give us a business adminis
tion. If a man is in doubt as to
;who.to v?ie for, he will make no mis
take by deciding to vote for. Hey ward,
he*wants to see the best man in the
The Firemen's. .Tournament is sure
to be a great- success; The firemen are j
Coming and the crowds are coming, for I
?he people of th?- State ' have learned ?
that Sumter never half does a thing j
The iitthmian canal% has received
what amounts to-.a knockout blow .for
the presen :. When' the Senate adopt
ect the Panama substitute bilJ/and laid
- aside the Nicaragua route, the enemies
; of any and all isthmian canal legis
:ion scored a triumph. They found
it impossible to defeat the isthmian
dual 'outright and by uniting' with the
opponents of the Nicaragua route have
succeeded in s? confusing the fight
'; ,/that there--.is no hope cf anything
:. -definite being done in the near future.
'Then the issue is ' again brought up
key will probably join forces with the
; Nicaragua route senators against the
Panama roete. The real enemies of
k' -the isthmian canal are the Pacific rail
roads, and it has been openly charged
ior several years that they have spent,
are spending and will spend millions
i ? the effort to prevent the costruction
: any canal across the isthmus.
Cong?ssman Johnson, of the fourth
District, is the only South, Carolina
'Congressman who is at his post of
'' doty in Washington. The other six are
-'Campaigning in the Si&ate. Mr. John
- son Ja^sss * the pospon that he was
^elected ?<f*?torgBent his district in
Congress and reject all * advice to re
turn home to meet the strong fight
that is being made against him by
those who aspire to his seat. He says
it is his duty to remain in Washington
as long as Congress is in session
and he will do so at whatever cost.
He is the sort of man to send to Con
fess and keep there.
A??ew years ago good roads were not
"an issue in the State campaign and the
men and newspapers that persistently
preached good roads and insisted that it
was a question of the first magnitude
were regarded by office-seekers general
ly as cranks. Now all the politicians
are bunched together on the good
roads platform. The work of the good
roads cranks has already brought forth
fruit-and the improvement of the
roads in all parts of the State shows
the practical results of the campaign
of edacation. The blatant advocacy of
.goods roads by the office seekers is
.another result of the good roads move
ment, but it is not a result to take much
3?ide in?it is merely an indication
ihat they ?ave felt the pulse of the
poeple sad have ascertained what is
-the popular sentiment.
A Fine Resort
Mr. H. S. Simpson, one of the pro
Tprietoss of the Glenn Springs hotel, was
in the city Thursday. He is traveling
in the interest of the springs, which
.grow more popular each year, there
being a steadily increasing demand
tot the water in all sections of the
'South. Mr. Simpson reports that the
Stotel at the springs is already filling
?p with guests and the season promises
to be the most successful in the his
tory of the Springs. During the win
ter extensive improvements have been
jsade in the hotel. The interior has
had a thorough overhauling and the
entire house repainted. Electric
lights hare been put in and the hotel
is brilliantly lighted from top to bot
tom. The dining room is kept de
lightfully cool by electric fans, and at
the request of any guest fans will be
put in the bedrooms.
Mr. Simpson is not a frequent visit
or to Sumter, but counts his friends
here by the score, for all who have
visited Glenn Springs for health or
pleasure know him well and are in
debted to him for many thoughtful at
tentions that contributed to the pleas
are and comfort of their stay at
A. A. Pope, of Cleveland, will re
build the interior of A del bert College
?vt an expense to himself of about
$100,000. Mr, Pope's gift is in re
membrance of his friendship for
jAmasa Stone, who endowed the insti- [
with serious illness
The Coronation, in Consequence,
is Indefinitely Postponed.
SURGICAL OPERATION NECESSARY.
[.li Affor&ed Temporary Relief, Bui His
i" Majesty is Siiti in a Very Critica!
Condition?The Nation Paralyzed.
London, June 25.?With dramatic
suddenness, King Edward has been
stricken down upon the eve of his
coronation, f?e now lies in a critical
state at Buckingham palace.
The Earl Marshal has promulgated
the foilwing decree : "I have to an
nounce that the solemnity of the coro
nation of their majesties, King Ed
ward . VII and .Queen -Alexandra, is
postponed from the 26th to a date
hereafter to be determined.' '
The best informed opinion places
the coronation in about three months'
time,' provided- King Ed ward, progresses
well in the meantime.
Peparations for the festivities have
come to a complete standstill and the
elaborate'^ - decorations are being taken
dawn. Indescribable "consternation
prevails throughout the country.
The king's doctors believe thairhis
majesty would have been dead-before
now except for the. operation. His
condition became so.' planning. last'"
night thap a? one tme at was feared
death might ensue before the sur
geon's knife could afford him relief.
Intense spelling of the extremities,,
accompaied/by alarming symptoms of
mortification, constituted the emer
gency which demanded an immediate
If last night's progress is maintaied
he will probably tide over the effects
of his severe operation, which has
successfully relieved the local trouble. :
Eut should any complication occur, (
such as septic peritonitis poisoning, it .
is feared his majesty's present
physical and nervous condition would .
prove unequal to vhe stain involved.
At 'twenty minutes past 4 o'clock
this morning the officer of the guard ,
at Buckingham palace informed a rep
resentative .of the Associated Press
that there was no new development in ?
?he king's condition.
Genomen of the crops.
The Weekly Bulletin of the Uni
ted States Weather Bureau.
Columbia, June 25.?The following ,
is the weekly crop bulletin of the
South Carolina section of the 'climate ,
and crop service, United States weath
er bureau, issued by Section Director
J. W. Bauer:
The average temperature for the
week ending Monday, June 23, was 79
degrees, which is slightly below nor- ,
mal. The highest was 97 degrees at
Darlintgon and Florence on the 20th,
the lowest 61 degrees at Liberty on
the 21st. Partly cloudy weather pr?- ,
vailed during the greater portion of
the time. The winds Were generally
light, except over limited areas high
winds accompanied thunder storms,
and in Beaufort county, where almost
hurricane winds prevailed early in the
The rains on the 14th and 15th were
general and heavy over the western half
of the State, where the amounts ranged
from two to over five inches, shading
off to less than an ineh in the eastern
portions. There were frequent scat
tering showers over the whole State,
except in the Pee Dee sections, where
the rainfall was limited, and where
more rain is badly needed in many
The ground has been too wet to
plow in the southeastern counties,
especially in the Salkehatchie valley,
where grassy fields are becoming com
mon, bnt generally the cultivated
fields are still clean and show the
good effects of their previous thorough
The rains earned a material im
provement in corn, and the earliest
has about all been laid by in good con
dition. It is in "silk and tassel."
Later plantings look promising.
Stubble lands and bottoms have been
planted extensively, with the soil in
condition for quick germination.
Bud-worms are still doing damage,
bnt on the whole there is less damage
by worms than heretofore.
The condition of cotton is very fine,
except in a few localities, where ex
cess of rain has caused deteroraion,
and in other localities where lice have
broken the hitherto almost perfect
stands and checked its growth. Lice
are fast disappearing. Mexican weevils
have appearred in Marlboro county.
A few fields have become foul with
grass and weeds. Blooms have been
noted in every portion of the State,
and a few points report the plants
blooming freely Sea island cotton
made moderate improvement.
Tobacco has made rapid growth, and
the crop is above average condition
but needs rain in Florence and por
tions of Marion counties. Topping is
general, but curing has made slow
Rice is a very promising crop. A
large acreage of peas has been sown
on stubble lands. Wheat and oats
thrashing is well underway : the yields
of both crops are poor over the west
ern half of the State. The weather
was favorable for transplanting sweet
potatoes: slips are scarce in Pickens
county. Some peaches are rotting on
the trees. The fruit crop will be a
moderate one, except- blackberries and
plums, which are plentiful. Pastures,
gardens and other minor crops were
greatly improved by the copious rain
fall and warmer nights.
He Knew Jim Tillman.
A good many amusing stories have
been told at Jim Tillman's expense,
but none, whether founded on fact or
pure fiction, take precedence over an
incident that occurred when he was
attending the campaign meeting last
Tuesday. Jim was shaking hands
with a small knot of men who claim
ed to be his friend and supporters,
and as such gatherings were few
and far between in Sumter that day,
he was giving the boys a great jolly.
While thus engaged aman with a local
celebrity.as a boozologist meandered
along and he was pretty well loaded.
One of Jim's friends and admirers,
thinking the subj vt a good one and
the time opportune, undertook to make
another friend for Jim. He caught
the boozologist by the arm and steer
ed him up to Jim, saying at' the same
time, "Mr. -?, let me make you
acquainted with Go v. Tillman.-"
"That's' all right," said .Mr. Booz
ologist. "I know Gov'ner Tillman an'
he knows me ail right. ' '
"Yes, indeed!" replied Jim. "
know you, your face is perfectly fa
miliar, but can't recall your name.
However, I am glad to see you again."
"Yes, that's so," said Mr. Boozol
ogist, "I knew you would know me."
"Oh, yes," said\ Jim, "didn't I
meet you when I was in Sumter two
"No!" said Mr. Boozologist, "No
von didn't do no such a damn thing.
You know well enough you saw me
every day when you came to Keeiey
in Columbia to get a ' dope. ' and you
know it didn't do you a damn bit
more good than it did me."
"Good evening," said Jim to his
little crowd of t dmirers. k'I must be
?oing?have an important engage
"I told you he knew me and I knew
him," said Mr. Boozologist. "He
knows me all right, better' he does
you. ' '
The Earliest Ripe Melon?Diversification
;J\ederefield, June 25.?Lewis James
colored, holds the record for the ear
liest ripe watermelon, he having cut
one on the 18th instant.
It looks encouraging to see the
number of wagon loads of wheat that
have been coming to Mr. S. E.
Thomas' thrasher. It looks as if peo
ple are gradually learning it is best to
diversify and not depend solely on cot
Cards are"*out announcing the mar
riage of Miss Mary Dell Mellett, of
Sumter, to Mr. E, L. DuCom, of this
town, on the 3d of July, at the home
of the former.
Some ofvour people are getting up a
picnic for the Fourth, but the place
of holding it hasn't been decided on
Miss Laura Orr, of Charlotte, N.
O, is visiting the family of Mr. A.
Mr. Charley DuPont, of Orange
burg, is on a visit to his mother, Mrs.
J. H. DuPont.
The Crop Outlook Better Than Any Year
Hagood, June 24.?Crops are look
ing fine all over the country. This is
especially true with regard to this sec
tion, and farmers generally are cheeer
ful. It is a common remark that this
resembles the year of '30, which is
conceded to have ben one of the finest
the country ever knew.
A very fair oat and wheat crop has
been harvested, especially where per
sons used soda or cerealite, so that
there is little occasion for distress.
There is an abundance of berries and
vegetables are promising, so there is
no complaining save at the price of
There is little sickness anywhere and
all promises well.
There will be a picnic at Old Provi
dence Springs on July 5, given by
New Hope Sabbath school.
Dr. McLaughlin is away at the
springs for his health.
The other day while out in my cot
ton, where the lice were vroubling it,
discovered what I would call worms,
full grown ones, five-eighths of an inch
long, with red spots and a few hairs
or prickles. ^ When these worms go
into chrysalis they change to a red
color and come forth as bugs. When
I first discovered them I thought they
were like the lice, enemies, and killed
a few of them. But on closer obser
vaton I found that they, worm and
bug, were killng the lice. A davor so
later I discovered a bug, a flat, round
fellow, one-third of an inch in diame
ter, that seemed to be destroying the
worm. The last named resembled
what is cailed the chinch bug.
I mention these facts- because they
may be of value to cotton growers. I
hope, therefore, that proper attention
will be given it.
PJSGAH NEWS NOTES.
Condition of the Crops -Gossip Concern
ing Lee County. Etc.
Pisgah, June 24.?The seasons have
been very good for the crops up to
this time. Not in years have such
fine spring oats been made, almost
equal to winter oats, and the strain
on buying so much corn is relieved.
If|the rains continue regular during
the month of July, this section can
sell corn another year. Cotton is still
holding its own and the minor crops
look well, also gardens.
The health of our section is good.
Mr. James Burkett has a daughter
very low, and that is the only sick
case that I know of.
A part of the chaingang under Mr.
Gilbert Brown is working the bad
places on the roads here. I find Mr.
Brown a very pleasant young man.
;He has made many friends here, who
will be always glad to see him. In
working the roads, he strictly follows
the road law, takes good care of the
county property and is kind but strict
with the convicts.
Owing to so many irregularities in
the formation of Lee County in this
section, the people here are unanimous
for the suit^to test the act in the Su
preme Court. It is not a personal
suit, but a legal one, and all should
be glad to have the matter passed
upon by oar highest court.
A good many from here will attend
the fire tournament in Sumter this
week. If held a little later you would
have had a crowd sare, but our people
can't leave the. crops, and in this con
nection I wish to say that I have
never seen farmers stick more closely
and work harder than they have this
year. It has been a dead strain and
drive all the time, but it willK now
Saturday was the longest and hot
test day in the year.
Clara Barton visited the White
Ho?se the other day to say good-by
to Presidert Roosevelt before sailing
for Russia. The President reminded j
her of their meeting in Cuba, when
Miss Barton told him that on that oc
casion he was the dirtiest man she
had ever seen.
Within two weeks ten negroes have
been driven from Decatur, Ind., once
a station on the "underground rail
way." One now remains in the town
and he has been warned to leave.
The place is said to be kept clear of
negro citizens by a secret organiza
tion that has worked against the race
for thirty years.
Concerning the State campaign meet
ing in Charleston, the Evening Post
says: "The pronounced ovations of
the meeting were those of Candidates
D. C. Heyward, for Governor, and
John D. Frost, for Adjutant and In
spector General. Dr. George D.
Rouse, the only Charleston candidate
who aspires to a State ofBce, was also
given generous applause, as were
Messrs. Mobley and Prince, who are
candidates for railroad commissioner.
One of the surprises of the meeting
was the favorable impression which
was made by Col. James H. Tillman,
who is a candidate for Governor.
He seemed to be in favor among the
younger men in the hall and his
rasping of Col. Talbert was particu
larly severe. This seemed to meet
with the favor of the audience, and
Col. Tillman did not spare the veteran
officeholder from Edgefield county. ' '
From Sumter to Popuiar Summer Resorts,
Via A. C. L.
Now effective and continuing to and
including Saturday, August 23, the
following week-end rates will apply
To Sullivan's Island and Isle of
Palms?Tickets sold Saturdays and
Sundays, limited to return not later
than Tuesday morning following date
of sale, $3.00. Also to Conway (for
Myrtle Beach), sold Saturday and
limited to Monday.
To Wilmington, N. C?Tickets sold
Saturdays and Sundays, limited to re
turn not later than Monday following
date of sale, $3.00.
To ^Waterloo, Spartanburg, Green
ville and Cross Hill, S. C?Tickets
sold Saturdays and Sunday mornings,.
limited to Monday following date of
To Glenn Springs, S. C?Tickets
sold Saturdays and Sunday mornings,
limited to return not later than Mon
day following date of sale, $4.00.
To Georgetown, S. C.?Tickets sold
Saturdays and Sundays, limited to re
turn not later than Tuesday morning
following date of sale, S3.00.
Iron-clad signature form tickets,
limited to continuous passage, to be
Baggage will only be "checked to
Charleston on tickets to Sullivan's
Island and Isle of Palms.
For information, address T. M. Em
erson, traflic manager, Wilmington,
N. C, or call on J. T. China, ticket
agent, passenger station, Sumter,
S. C. 1
Jim T?lman was "Tired."
Jim Tillman and some friends took
? a street car ride in Charleston, the
I other night. The Charleston Post
I thus tells the story :
j "This is Chicory Park, the damned
, est longest ride that I ever got for my
[money." This *s the way that Jim
! Tillman, the parliamentarian, deb'ver
! ed himself when the car reached the
j station at Chicora Park about 10
j o'clock last night. He was accompan
! ied by four friend's. They all repeated
j the remark of Tillman in turn. They
! were all probably candidates for offices
I or coat-tail swingers, and they wanted
j to be in accord v/ith their chieftain.
One of the party suggested that sleep
ing cars ought to be put o?i the run,
which seemed to find ready acceptance
among the statesmen. There is no
! question of the fact that a sleep would
have proven a good thing for the en
tire party, they needed it.
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such as Floor, Roof, iron, Tar
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i painting and upholstering. I
will paint your house, Kalso
rnine or paper the walls cheap,
for while at work I am very
apt to find a Sofa. Rocker, or
Sideboard that needs scraping
and varnishing, also upholstered.
I have some pretty colors in
Mcrocoline, Hair Cloth, Mohair
P?ush, or I may find a Car
riage or Buggy that I will paint
for ten dollars and give you a j
set of harness free, or paint the
buggy for five dollars and no
gift. Buggy tops $9.00, fitted
on Wheels, steel tires, painted
and put on ready for road,
?10.00 per sett. Shafts, paint
ed and trimmed, ?2.00.
Agent for Council's Self-lu
Ofifice in Curtis House, No.
326 South Main street.
. B. CURTIS.
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COUNTY CF SUMT3R.
By Thos. V. Walsh, Esq.. Probate Jndge.
Whereas, Mrs. Lela C. Meiletr, widow,
made snit to me to grant her Letters of-.
Administration of the Estate of and effects
of Soule Melleit, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish
ail and singular the kindred and creditors
of the said Sonle Mellett, late of said
County and State, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in'the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Sumter, S. C, on June
28th, 1902, next, after publication thereof,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this loth day of
Jtme, A. D., 1902.
THOS. Y. WALSH,
June 13?2t Judge of Probate.
Estate o? Capt. Jas? , JIcLeo?,
ALL persons having claims against said
Estate will present the same, duly attested; *
and all persons in any way indebted to
said Estate will make immediate payment
to T. D. McLEOD,
Kembert P. 0., Sumter Co., S. C.
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