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H TIE 80 8808S IN TI006LE.
Complaint Made About the Asso
ciation Being in Control of
One Person and Finances
Are Badly Managed.
Washington, D. C, January 29.?
Gen. John M. Wilson, rice president
of the National Bed Cross, presented
to Congress today a memorial regard
ing that organization, especially with
reference to certain differences which
have arisen in regard to the manage
ment of its affairs. Included in the
papers submitted with memorial is a
letter from Secretary Cortelyou, ad
dressed to Miss Clara Barton, president
of the Red Cross, in which he says that
according to a copy of the by-laws sub
mitted by the Association the Presi
dent and his Cabinet are consented s
board of consultation of the American
Bed Cross. Mr. CortelyoK says it is
impossible for the President and
Cabinet to serve in such capacity, and
asked that public announcement of
that fact be made.
Complaint is made in a memorial
sent to President Boose vet t of the
manner in which the organization was
placed in the hands of one person and
of the management of the finances of
the Association. Legislation is asked
to relieve this condition.
prs FI88T" FOR ^'STATEHOOD."
The Pennsylvania Senator Adopts
Doubtful Tactics in his Efort
to Carry the Bill Through.
Washington, January 28.?A few
minutes before Senator Lodge suspend
ed his speech in opposition to the
omnibus Statehood bill today, Senator
Quay, in charge of that bill, introduc
ed the Statehood measure as an amend
ment to each of two appropriation
bills, the agricultural and the sundry
civil bills. The document was handed
in very quietly and the occurrence
attracted no attention at the time.
The amendments contained in each
case all the provisions of the bill as
it came from the House, and provided
for the admission of Oklahoma, New
Mexico and Arizona as States of the i
Union. Senator Quay would not dis
cuss the purpose of this s';ep, but his
friends, practically admit that it is the
intention so to join the measures with
the bills providing money for the con
duct of the business of the Government
as to render it necessary to accept
Statehood in order to secure ihe pas
sage of the appropriation bills.
That this is the purpose is made
more evident by the fact that Senator
Quay requested that the amendments
be referred to the committee on organi
zation, and conduct of the executive
departments, of which he is chairman.
Senator Quay's committee'is composed
of nine members, a large majority of
whom are friendly to the admission of
all the Territories as States.
CHINA AND T8EJ0WE88.
AW the Powers Except the United
States Insist on Payment of
Indemnity in Gold.
Pekin, January 28.?The foreign
ministers, with the exception of Min
ister Conger, at a meeting today draft
ed a note in reply to the Chinese note
of January 19, expressing satisfaction
with China's admission that the in
demnity was on a gold basis, saying
that China's regard for her obliga
tions was so scrupulous that they bad
no fear she would fail to meet them.
The minister called attention to the
necessity for soon issuing bonds to the
different Governments for their shares
of the indemnity, to replace tne
single bond given when the peace
protocol was signed, and said they
were unable to discuss the question
raised by the recent Chinese note
until the bonds had been issued.
The ministers including Mr. Conger,
joined in - another note requesting a
more strict compliance with the pro
tocol, in1 proclaiming the suspension
of examinations in districts where
foreigners had been massacred and
protesting against the numerous
appointments of blacklisted officials
Southern Farm Crops.
As the Southern Farm Magazine
has pointed out again and again, an
agricultural glory of the South is its
practical monopoly of ability.in this
country to raise such crops as cot
ton, rice, sugar cane, etc. But that
glory, as has also been pointed out,
has been an influence retarding the
exercise of the ability on the part of
the South to raise a greater proportion
of crops common to all parts of the
country than it doea A change for
the better has been taking place, and
will be accelerated by a more general
k nowledge of such facts as those re
vealed by the figures. The figures
for none of the crops save tobacco are
equal to the South's capabilities. The
South is not even raising its share of
.the corn. But the latent advantages
of the -South, awaiting only energy
and willingness to escape allegiance to
one great crop, appear in the fact that
while the Soath's part of corn raised
in the country is but 19 per cent, of
the quantity, it is 27.1 per cent, of
the value; of wheat, 7.2 per cent, of
the quantity and 9 per cent, of the
value; of hay, 6.6 per cent, of quanti
ty and 8 per cent, of value; oats, 5.6
per cent, of quantity and 8.6 per cent,
of value; of potatoes, 7.6 per cent, of
quantity and 10.5 per cent, of value;
of rye, 4 per cent, of quantity and
5 per cent, of value, and of tobacco,
76.7 per cent, of quantity and 78.7 per
cent, of value. In other words, bushel
for bushel or pound for pound, the
crops in the South bring a price high
er tuan the price in the whole country.
?Southern Farm Magazine.
Oue Miuute Cough Cure gives relief in |
ous minute, because it kills' the microbe
wfeich tickles the mucous membrane, caus- j
ing the cough, and at the same time clears j
the phlegm, draws out the inflammation !
and heals and soothes the affected parts, i
One Minute Cough Cre strengthens the i
lungs, wards off pneumonia and is a harm
less and never failing cure in all curable
case3 of coughs, colds and croup. One
Minute Cough Cure is pleasant to take,
harmless and good alike for young and
old. J S Hughson <fc Co.
S. L. I. BUSINESS MEETING.
Two Resignations, Two Elections?Un
cle Isaac's Speech.
At the regular monthly meeting of
the Sumter Light Infantry, held
Thursday night in their new Armory,
the most important business transacted
was the action on six new applications
for membership, which were reported
favorably and the applicants were
Sergt. A. W. Barrett, who has gone
to Camden, resigned, but wished to
remain a contributing member.
Corporal O'Neal, who expects to
leave soon, also resigned.
These resignations caused the pro
motion of all the non-commissioned
officers, and made vacant the offices
of third and fourth Corporal. Messrs.
Wm. David Shaw and J. Wesley
Bradford were placed in nomination
for third Corporal. Mr. Shaw was
Messrs. Bradford, Stancill, Seymour,
and Fishburne were placed in nomin
ation for fourth corporal. Mr. Brad
ford was elected.
The gentlemen all made speeches
regretting leaving from the company,
and those elected made expressions of
"Uncle Isaac" was called for, and
made a good speech. He is now
! on the honorary roll, and is given a
pension 6very month by the company.
The Sumter Light Infautry is in a
flourishing condition. New members
are added at every meeting on the
I active and contributing roll.
The Armory is handsomely fitted up
?beautiful lights, reading room, re
ception room, pool room, toilet rooms
?everything to help a young man
spend a pleasant evening. No stand
ing on the corners now. Success to
j the boys.
S. M. A. and F. S. Notes.
Since the holidays the following new
students have entered: Miss P. H.
Butler, Reidsville, N. C.; N. A.
Biggs, Red Springs, N. C. ; J. W.
Biggs, Marietta, N. C. ; L. L. Mc
Grew, Orangeburg, S. C. ; L. M.
Jones, Davis Station, S. C.: Myrtie
McKnight, Scranton, S. C. ; Powell
R. Felder, St. George, S. Cv: Annie
Whilden, Privateer, S. C.; PTH. Rey
nolds, Lamar, S. C.
The institution has added a job press
recently. This department will print
the Sumtonina, College Journal; and
the annual catalogue. The outfit is
complete and two expert printers are
For the Spring Term, the Sumtonian
Staff reorganzied is as follows:
J. M. Woods, editor-in-chief; Sergt.
S. J. Greene, business manager; as
sociate editor academy; N. B. Hicks;
-Associate editor Seminary; Miss Annie
Professor Shoemakeris making rapid
progress with the cadet brass band.
The band will be able to participate in
the parades in the near future.
Base ball season will find the Ath
letic Association fully organized and
ready to compete for inter-collegiate
Maj. Evans, the commandant, is
making a splendid record as a strict
disciplinarian. The corps is well
drilled and these is the strictest en
forcement of regulations.
KILLING NO GRIME.
Murderers of Filipinos Permitted
to Go Unpunished.
Manila, Jan. 29.?Major Edward F.
Glenn, -of the Fifth infantry, who was
tried by court martial on the charge of
unlawfully killing prisoners of war,
has been acquitted. Major Glenn has
been ordered to return to duty. The
verdict is popular.
Washington, Jan. 29. ?The Attorney
general has rendered an opinion, in
answer to an inquiry by the secretary
of war, to the ej$ect that Capt. Brow
nell, who was a member of a Vermont
volunteer regiment and whose name
has been mentioned in connection with
the killing of Father Augnstin, in
the Philippines, and whose conduct
has been a subject of discusion in
congress, is no longer amenable to
either civil or military law for his
actions while in command of a Ver
mont regiment in the Philippines.
Roosevelt's Running Mate.
If Mr. Roosevelt is so serious that
the negroes of the country shall have
their quota of federal offices why does
not be select one?a southern negro?
as his running mate before the next
presidential convention. The negroes
have been free men for forty years
and yet the '-'door of hope" is yet
closed against any one of their 'race
attaining the next to the highest office
within the gift of the people. Mr.
Roosevelt is the first president of the
United States and the first candidate
for nomination to the presidency
with any prospects of success who
had advocated and practiced social
equality between the races. Now let
him show his sincerity in his claims
of equal distribution of* office and
social equality by advocating a nergo
as candidate on the ticket with him
self. ?Wilmington Messenger.
Punta Gorda, Fla., Jan. 29.-J. H.
Bowman, city marshal, at 7.35 o'clock
tonight, while sitting in his front
room was shot by an unknown party
from the street. Nine buckshot enter
ed his head. He died instantly. He
leaves a widow and four children.
Every effort is being made to catch
Rome, Jan. 29.?Foreign Minister
Pririetti had an attack of paralysis of
the right side while being received in
adiuence by King Victor Emmanuel
today. He was removed to his home
in a serious condition.
Escaped an Awful Fate.
Mr. H. Haggins, of Melbourne. Fla.,
writes: "My doctor U Id me I had con
sumption and nothing could be done foi
me. I was given up to die. The effer of
a free trial bottle of Dr. King's New Dis
covery for consumption, induced me to
try it. Results were startling. I am now
on the road to recovery and owe all to Dr.
King's New Discovery. It surely saved
my life." This great cure is guaranteed
for all throat and lung diseases by J F W
DeLorme, Druggist. Price 50c and $1.
Trial bottles free.
CITY COUNCIL MEETIN6.
The Turkey Creek Drainage Plan Re
ferred to Special Committee?Other
Matters of a Routine Nature.
The City Council held a regular
meeting at 8 o'clock Wednesday night
with Mayor Stuckey and Aldermen
Dick, Boyle, Hurst and W. H. Epper
son present; absent Aldermen Chan
dler, Finn, Schwerin and G. F. Ep
The minutes of meeting held on
14th instant were read and confirmed.
Mr. W. H. Seale, County Super
visor, was present to confer with
Council relative to enlarging Turkey
Creek canal. He stated that three of
the public roads leading into the city
on the east side are in bad condition
for lack of drainage and the only
practical way of improvment is the ex
tension and enlargement of the canal.
He proposed that a survey be made to
ascertain if sufficient fall can be had
to take off the water through the
canal; and an estimate of probable
cost, which should be paid in equal
proportions by the county, the city
and -adjacent property owners.
On Mr. Boyle's motion the matter
was referred to a 'special committee to
[ consider and report. Messrs. Dick,
Boyle and Hurst were appointed^
Messrs. S. H. Edmunds and H. L.
Scarborough were present to consult
j Council further in reference to sale of
lot on Liberty Street to Game Cock
Lodge, K. of P., and asked that
Council consider the question and make
such proposition as they think right.
Referred to the finance committee with
power to act.
Mr. T. P. Lynam, agent of the
Western Union Telegraph Co., appear
ed to request that license tax on his
comapny be reduced to $35 in view of
the fact that the Postal Telgraph Co.,
has been allowed an abatement of 815
on the regular license fee of $50, and he
thought this a discrimination which
should not be. No action was taken.
Dr. J. S. Hughson stated that he
was about to build a residence on
Broad Street and asked that the Sum
ter Water Co., be requested to extend
; the water main on that street West
from Church Street. The matter was
referred to the committee on public
Mr. E. I. Reardon was present on be
half of the Board of Health to urge
the improvement of Turkey Creek
Canal as proposed by County Super
visor Seale and to offer such informa
tion on the subject as the board has
He also informed Council that one
case of smallpox had been reported,
which the board thinks should be
placed under guard. Council appointed
Alderman Hurst, Chief of Police
Bradford, and Health Officer Reardon
to take charge of the smallpox case aid
the Health Officer was authorized to
order 500 vaccine points for public use.
Alderman Dick of special committee
on Opera House reported purchase of
stoves and repairs in progress. The
committee was granted further time.
Mr. Boyle stated that he had order
ed $10 worth of necessary repairs on
the street roller; and his action was
A letter from the Board of Health
was read calling attention to the bad
condition of Sumter street from Liberty
to Dingle, and Graham street from
Sumter to Main, and urging the
necessity of improvement thereof.
Referred to committee of public works.
Residents of Haynsworfeh street ask
ed that the work of widening th'eir
sidewalks be completed as persons
heretofore refusing are now willing
to have their fences set back. Referred
to committee on public works with
power to act on condition that lot
owners furnish fencing material. The
matter of straightening road .from
Salem avenue to Broad street was re-'
ferred to same committee.
Mr. W. M. DeLorme had request
made that sidewalk be made at his
residence on W. Hampton avenue. The
Superintendent of Streets was directed
to lay off and. improve the sidewalk
as soon as possible on condition that!
property owners make proper con
A petition from residents of Graham
street and Cemetery Avenue was
presented asking that these two
streets hereafter be considered as one
(which they practically arel) under
the name of Oakland avenue. Ac
tion was postponed.
Mr. Boyle suggested that trees on
North side of Bartlette street from
Main to Sumter be cut down and a
good sidewalk made for Baptist Church
at that point. Referred to committee
of public works with power to act.
The annual report of the Health Offi
cer was made the special order for the
next regular meeting.
A letter was read from Marien
Moise, Esq., complaining of the un
sightly' nuisance on the eastern edge
of the city caused by trash and paper
from ?he dump heaps scattered by the
winds over the roadway and adjoining
lands. He suggested that this kind of
trash should be burnt. The complaint
was referred to com. of public works.
The General Telephone ordinance
and an ordinance to amend the Ameri
can Telephone and Telegraph Co's.
ordinance were read for the first time.
The former was referred to Mr. Boyle
the Mayor and Clerk for careful ex
amination and correction.
The Clerk called attention to the fact
that eight thousand dollars of city
bonds issued in 1894 would mature
on January 1st, 1904. A resolution
was adopted whereby our Representa
tives in the Legislature were request
ed to prepare and introduce a bill
authorizing a reissue of the bonds at
The question of license tax on fruit
dealars was discussed and the Clerk
was directed to require all merchants
dealing in fruit to pay the fruit
license of five dollars in every case
where the mercantile tax does not
exceed five dollars.
An offer was received from Mr. D.
G. Zeigler to pay one half the expense
of building a stairway from the Opera
House corridor to offices on second
floor, one of which he occupies.
Same was referred to the special com
mittee in charge of Opera House re
Several bills were referred to the fin
ance committee and Council adjourned.
Nearly Forfeits his Life.
A runaway almost ending fatally, start
ed a horrible ulcer on the leg of J B Orner,
Franklin Grove. 111. For four years it de
lied all doctors and ?all remedies. But
Bucklen's Arnica Salve had. no trouble to
cure him. Equally good for burns,
bruises, skin eruptions and piles. 25c at
J F W DeLorme's Drug Store.
THE INSCRIPTION AT ARLINGTON.
The Unjust Picture of Southern Life by
Col. Bob Ingersoll.
When President Roosevelt visited
Charleston during the South Carolina
and West Indian Exposition he utter
ed the sentiment, that there was a
time since the civil war when you
could not with truthfulness assert
that the Mason and Dixon line is ob
literated ; that there was a time when
it was necessary to repeat the state
ment often to believe it true, but that
today as it is an assured fact it is
time that we imply the truth and
cease making reference to it.
A noted scholar prior to this time
while visiting the same historic city
during the convention of the National
Education Associational uttered the
sentiment that the day is at hand
when we have a reunited counry, when
Davis, Lee, Jackson, Stuart, Gordon,
Hampton and the leaders of the Con
federacy belong to the north, and
when Lincoln, Grant, Sherman,
Sheridan and the northren leaders
belong to the south.
As a southerner, and I trust a pat
riot, I love the traditions and the
principles of my section. Without
this love first I do not believe I would
be capable of compassing the love of
the republic. As the son of a Con
federate soldier I grant that President
Roosevelt was conscientious when he
urged that we have realized a complete
reconciliation and, allowing this, I
appreciate his generosity, yet while
sectionlism is dead with its train of
evils in the sense that we hate the
north, the traditions and prinicples of
our fathers are not dead, but fresh
with life, blooming as the Rose of
Sharon and the lily of the valley as
the sons,and daughters of the Con
federacy water them with the dews of
Heaven. The standard of the little
republic was never furled in dishonor
but was carried by an angel to the
God of Truth, and its star has had
no setting but has melted away into
the brightness of heaven.
Mr. Ward in his recent article which
has attracted much attention through
out the country maintains that "In all
the ages of civilized man ths ethics
of combat have contemplated that
when individuals, parties or govern
ment appeal their issues to the arbi
trament of physical forces, the van
quished should accept in good faith
the terms of the victor, but the
"Olive Branch" of courtesy and con
ciliation should always be first extend
ed to a fallen foe, by the magnanimity
of his triumphant antagonist. It carries
with it then the aroma of true valor;
but when these amenities come ever
unsolicited and always unrequired
from the weaker party they reek with
the odor of sycophancy and chill like
the cold clammy hand of insincerity.
I grant that the northern represent
ative of the National Educational as
sociation was conscientious when he
accepted our leaders as his own and
presented to us the leaders of the
north. We feel that in giving south
ern heroes to the north we are giving
men who, in the language of the gifted
Trescott, "true to the instincts of
their birth, faithful to the teachings
of their fathers, constant in their
love for the State died in the perform
ance of their duty: who have glorified
a fallen cause by the simple manhood
of their lives, the patient endurance
of suffering and the heroism of death,
and who in the dark hour of imprison
ment, in the hoplessness of the
hospital, in the short sharp agonies of
the field found support and consolation
in the belief that at home tbey would
not be forgotten." '* Men whom power
could not corrupt, whom death could
not terrify, whom defeat could not
dishonor, teaching all who may claim
the same birth-right that truth,
courage and patriotism endure for
ever." But when we receive the
leaders of the north, with Mr. Ward
we think of Lincoln as being strong,
conscientious, illiterate, dogmatic,
narrow and sctional, who issued his
emancipation proclamation for he be
lieved ''the time has arrived when
we must know whether the slave
element is for us or against us."
We think of Grant, disregarding the
emancipation proclamation and retain
ing his slaves to the end of the war,
and still wafted to immortality on the
wings of victory, as the victorious ex
ponent of the Union cause, the cause
that sought to establish the proclama
I believe that the Mason and Dixon
line has been obliterated in the sense
that we are united for the establish
ment of justice, for the common de
fence, the general welfare and for the
purpose of securing the blessings of
liberty to ourselves and to our posteri
ty; yet we can never wipe out the
memory of our principles, the love for
our heros, the tears of the widows and
orphans and the blood that was shed.
As the north admits the heroism and
the generalship of our leaders we grant
them all the glory the magnanimous
admission carries with it. Winfield
Scott was magnanimous when h? said
in explaining the cause of his defeat
at First Mana&sas that the men who
opposed him were those who had fol
lowed him over the walls of the
Montezumas. In exchanging the glory
of our men we feel that we give more
than we receive. In taking Grant
and Sherman for Lee and Jackson the
world know what we give and we re
ceive the one who "would fight it out
.along this line if it takes all summer,"
the other whose followers carried the
torch through the unprotected villages
and cities of South Carolina. I shall j
agree with Mr. Ward and allow the
amenities to come from the victorious,
yet in the glamnor of the reconcilia
tion, as "Yankee Doodle" and "Dixie"
are blending into "Home, Sweet
Home," we must not be blinded to the
justice of our position, which was
backed by the constitution (afterwards
amended) and we must not be lulled
into forgetting that there is virtue
in a lost cause and it is grander to
be a mourner at the defeat of right
than to be a king of a carnival of
THE INSCRIPTION AT ARLING
As northern leaders are magnani
mously extending to those who were
overpowered by numbers the desire for
complete reconciliation, I contend
that every possible step should be taken
to remove insults that have been
standing and usher in a real spirit of
It is contended that a picture is
nothing but a piece of inanimate can
vass, yet beneath its colors may lurK
a sentiment as deadly to the manhood
of a state as the asp that clung to the
bosom of Egypt's Queen. This is
equally true of detrimental inscrip
tions posted for public gaze at places
sacred to a particulr section.
It is enough that historic Arlington,
Gen. Lee'3 old home, should have
been sold for taxes, practically con
fiscated and transformed into a Yankee
cemetery (Arlington comprised 1,100
acres and the grand old mansion. The
taxes due when it was sold amounted
to $92.07. The government bid it in
for 1268.00. After the death of Mrs.
Lee, 1873, Gen. Lee's son instituted
legal proceedings contesting the sale,
and the supreme court gave the estate
$150,000J, that the monument erected
to the memory of Sheridan, should be
placed in the front garden, to meet
your gaze as you look from the front
piazza a cross the Potomac toward
Washington; but some one has framed
and placed upon the walls in one of
the rooms of the mansion the unjust,
the exaggerated and uncalled for pic
ture of southern life, from the pen of
the prejudiced Col. Bob Ingersoll!
"The past rises before us and we see
4,000,000 human beings governed by
the lash. We see them bound hand and
foot. We hear the strokes of cruel
whips. We see the hounds tracking
women through tangled swamps. We
see babes sold from the breasts of
mothers. Cruelty unspeakable! Out
rage infinite! Four million bodies in
chains; 4,000,000 souls in fetters. All
the sacred relations of wife, mother,
father, child, trampled beneath the
brutal feet of might. And all this
was done under our own beautiful
banner of the free." I was filled with
indignation as I read the words, and
beneath them on my notebook as I
copied appears the shorts -sharp ex
pression which then and now gives my
estimate of the picture?"a miserable
I might ask who put it there, and
again why should such an inscription
be placed upon the walls of the old
home of the soutirs great leader? It
is an insult to southern manhood, and
until it is removed I shall stand, if I
stand alone, as one son of the Con
federacy who will doubt the sincerity
of any northern conciliator who with
a knowledge of this will extend the
olive branch of courtesy and concilia
tion to our great section.
Clarence J. Owens,
Pres. S. M. A., Sumter, S. C.
January 14, 1903.
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING.
Smallpox in Suburbs Officially Reported
and Genera! Vaccination Ordered.
A special meeting of City Board of
Health was held on lastj Wednes
day evening, the 28th. Health
Officer reported a case of smallpox in
a colored family on Second Red and
White Street: in^Ward No. 4, near the
suburbs of the city. The case was
pronounced smallpox by the health
officer: and also by City Physcian,
Dr. Archie China. The Board of
Health requested Drs. S. C. Baker
and Van Telberg-Hofman, board of
health physicians also to make an offi
cial examination. Dr. Hofman has
pronounced the disease smallpox also.
The health officer was instructed to
appear before City Council and 'state
that the Board of Health thought the
infected house should be placed under
guard and rigid quarantine. Also to
request authority of Council to order
five hundred tubes of vaccine virus.
The health officer was instructed to
proceed to vaccinate all persons who
livejin the immediate neighborhood of
the infected house; and then to make
a house to house visit of the entire
city and vaccinate all persons who
have not been successfully vaccinated
within five years. The health officer
was also instructed -while before
Council to state that the board of
health desired to impress upon Council
the necesstiy of taking steps to en
large Turkey Creek Canal as outlined
in a report of special committee of
board of health|to City Council, dated
September 1, 1902 by Dr. Van Telberg
Hofman and Dr. J. C. Span, of board
of health committee. Also to state
that said committee will be pleased^ to
furnish Council with any information
at any time.
Wedegfield, Jan. 30.?The high price
cotton seed is bringing is causing a
great many of the planters to sell some
of their seed. Twenty dollars a ton is
too great a temptation.
Dr. M. L. Parier and bride, who
was Miss Josie Platt of Orangeburg,
arrived today. Mr. F. P. Burgess,
accompanied the doctor on his happy
Messrs. Leland James and B?n Kel
ley of Georgia are at home. They were
called home on account of the serious
illness of their father, Mr. B. P. Kel
Miss Beatrice Mellett will leave for
Columbia in a few days to complete a
course in stenography.
We note with pleasure the move
ment to erect a monument to Caro
lina's distinguished son, Mr. N. G
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Simpson of
Columbia are in town.
MORE ABOUT MAN.
There once was a man from Nantucket,
Who kept all his cash in a bucket :
But his daughter named Nan,
Ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
But he followed the pair to Pawtuck
The man and the girl with the bucket:
And he said to the man
He was welcome to Nan,
But as for the bucket Paw tucket. .
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Coal Strike Commission.
Philadelnha, Pa, January 29.?The
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and
Iron Company, the last of the large
coal companies to present its case to
the coal strike commission, took
up the time of today's session of the
commission. At the afternoon session
announcement was made that the
mine workers and the Reading Com
pany's officials had agreed that the
weighing of coal in the Southern coal
fields is impracticable because of pitch
ing veins. This settles, so far as this
field is concerned, one of the principal
points in dispute. It is still a bone
of contention in the middle and uppe"
regions. Most of the contract miners [
in the Southern fields are paid by the
makes a fat purse.
A fertilizer without
is not complete.
Our books are complete treatises
on fcrtilizsrs, written by
men who Ichow.
Write for them.
I WILL HOLD in the Court House,
Samter, S. C, on Friday, the 20th
day of February, at 9 a. m., examina
tions for teachers' certificates. All
persons wishing to stand the examina
tion will please be on hand.
B. D. WILSON,
THE SUMTER SAVINGS BANK.
HORACE HARB?, President.
I. C. STRAUSS. Vice-President.
GEO. L. RICHER, Cashier.
Capital Stock, $21,000
Liability of Stockholders, 25,000
Saving up without the aid of the bank
is never profitable and seldom successful.
With a bank book in one's possession
the desire to save grows with the deposits
and wasteful expenditures are curtailed.
Interest at the rate of 4 per cent is paid
by the Suinter Savings Bank, and helps
materially to swell the balance at the end
of the year.
We carry burglar insurance to cover all
TAX MUMS FOBliT
COUNTY AUDITOR, SUMTER COUNTY.
Sumtes, S. C, Dec. 5, 1903.
Notice is hereby given that I will attend,
in person or by deputy, at the following
places on the days indicated respectively,
for the purpose of receiving returns of
personal property and poll taxes for the
fiscal year commencing January 1st, 1903.
At office, Suinter, S. C, at all other tiisea
up to Feb. 20th, 1903, inclusive.
Tindall's store, Monday, Jan. 5th.
Privateer. Jenkins' store, Tuesday, Jan.
Manchester, Geo. T. Geddings, Wednes
day, Jan. 7th.
Wedgefield, Thursday, Jan. 8th.
Stateburg, Friday, Jan. 9th.
Hagood, Saturday, Jan. 10th.
Rembert, Monday, Jan. 12th.
Dalzell, Tuesday, Jan. 13th.
Gordon's mill, Wednesday, Jan. 14th.
Mayesville, Thursday, Jan. loth.
Shiloh, Friday, Jan. 16th.
Norwood's X Roads, Saturday, Jan. 17th.
Oswegc, Monday, Jan. 19th.
The law requires that all persons owning
property or in anywise having charge of
such property, either as agent, husband,
guardian, trustee, executor, administrator,
etc., return the same under oath to the Audi
tor, who requests all persons to be prompt
in making their returns and save the 50
per cent, penalty which will be added to
the property valuation of all persons who
fail to make returns within the time pre
scribed by law.
Taxpayers return what they own on the
first day of January, 1903.
Assessors and taxpayers will enter the
first given name of the taxpayer in full,
also make a separate return for each town
ship where the property is located and
also in each and every case the Number of
the school district must be given.
Every male citizen between the age of
twenty-one and sixty years*on the first day
of January, 1903, except those incapable
of earning a support from being maimed
or from other causes, are deemed taxable
polls, and except Confederate soldiers 50
years of age, on January 1st, 1903.
All returns must be made on or before
the 20th day of February, next. I cannot
take returns after that date and all returns
made after the 20th day of February, are
subject to a penalty of 50 per cent.
J. D1GGS WILDER,
Auditor Sumter County.
BARRED PLYMOUTH ROOKS. -
A FEW fine Barred Plymouth Rock
Cockerels are offered for sale at rea
sonable prices. They are from the
best strains and are large well marked
Eggs for sale in season. The supply
will be limited and orders will be filled
in order of receipt.
H. G. OSTEEN,
Dec. 3?tf. Sumter,jS. C.
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In time. Sold by druggists.