IE ?HTS SF PYTHIAS.
traed Lodge Beets Officers and
l?tesds a Banquet.
>**r?ceeding$ of the Seventeenth
Annual Convention at Orange
imrg-CoL John K. Knight, of
Sumter, Elected Grand
Orangebarg, May 20.-The seven?
teenth anneal Convention of the
txrsnd Lodge Knights of Pythas,
wiiich convened in this city at 10
o^ctoek on Tuesday moraine, was the
largest meeting of the Knights of
J^fcbias ever held, in South Carolina.
Two hundred del ega tts were present,
representing nine?y-six lodges, and
tiie following Grand Lodge officers:
Crrand Chancellor Commander George
S. Mower, Grand Vice Chancellor J.
Knight, Grand Prelate J. A.
Snmmersett, Grand Keeper of Records
;?ud Seals Dr. J. fl. Thornweil,
Grand Master of Exchequer Wilson G.
Harvey, Grand Master-at-Arms F. S. j
Evans, Grand inner Guard G. W.
jSeeves, Grand Outer Guard M. fi.
An address on behalf of the city of
?rangebnrg was delivered by Mayor
3>oy!e welcoming the Knights to the
.city and by Past Chancellor Joe A.
Berry in behalf of Orange Lodge.
Gen. M. L. Bonham and Grand Vice j
Chancellor John M. Knight respond?
ed in fitting terms, after which the
Grand Lodge proceeded to business.
The personnel of the Grand Lodge
esceptionaly fine. Conspicuous on
floor of the Convention are such ?
linent Carolinians as Governor D. |
Heyward, Secretaiy of State J. T.
^Gantt, State Senator George F. Von
Xolnitz, Jr., Past Grand Chancelloj
H. C. Hughes, H. Frank Wilson, Al- ]
lan C. Mustard, William Goldsmith,
Jr.. Dr. G. A. Neuffer, James H.
"?&ayer, Edmund Bacon, C. M. Pat?
rick and Altamont Moses.
The following members of the Order ]
from the city of Charleston are pres?
ent and are taking an active part in
* e transactions of the bodv: Prof.
J. Bond, Dr. C.* G. White! Ashley
It Barton, John A. Lewis, James iL
IIKIBaxns, of Calhoun Lodge: Otto
Jacobs, Thomas Reid, W. H. Dunkin,
~lenry W. Pregn??l, of Stonewall;
Eontague Triest, James R. Owens,
Jx., cf Carolina iLodge; H. D. Lnbs,'
"W. J. D. Heinz, J. H. D. Wigger,
James I; Easterby, of Von Moltke.
The Charleston boys are being hospi?
tably entertanied. Several 'of them
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.' John
: Cart, former Chariestonians, who are
JH>W prominent in the social life of
vJhis flourishing city, and their guests
<$re enjoying a truly ch?ractenstic
Charleston welcome and Charleston
^cspitality. Others are equally fortu
saie ia being located in other charm?
ing homes, where they are likewise
being made to feel.** at home. " -
The report of the Grand Chancellor
and Grand Keeper of Records and Seal
showed a most satisfactory condition
as to the sfcate of the Order in this
"""grand domain. It showed four new
ledges instituted during 1902, making
the number of lodges in existence De?
cember 31, 1902, 102, and the member?
ship increased 310, rraking the total
membership December 31, 1902, 6,355.
"The report of the Grand Master of
"Exchequer showed a cash balance on.
hand of $8,183.43, an increase of about
--Thft -several reports were referred to
the respective committees and the de?
tails have been acted upon. The su?
bordinate officers and lodges submitted
aeports and petitions, all of which re?
ceived due attention.
The proposition to change the date
of meeting failed to pass and the time
o? holding the Convention remains the
third Tuesday in May.
The supreme representatives, G. A.
-Xeufirer and William Goldsmith, Jr.,
submitted their report, which was
^probably the best I*ytbian paper ever
"presented to the Grand Lodge, and at
the Wednesday morning, session they
^exemplified the secret work in a clear
?ad explicit manner. . -
The following officers for the ensu
yea? were elected :
^poL Jefes "M. Knight, of Sumter,
Capt James A. Summerset, of Co?
lumbia, grand vice chancellor.
The Hon. B. A. Morgan, of Green?
ville, grand prelate
The Rev. J. H. Thornweil, of Fort
3133, grand keeper of records and seal
---Wilson Harvey* of Charleston,
3frah2 master of exchequer (re-elected. )
Major Joe A. Berry, of Orangeburg,
grand master-at-a rms.
George W. Reeves, o? Branchville,
?Hwd Inner guard*(re-elected.)
Jl H. Witt, of New .Brookland,
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grand oater guard (re-elected. )
Gen. M. L. Bonham, of Anderson,
The next Convention of the Grand
Lodge will be held in Greenville.
On Tuesday evening Von Moltke
Lodge conferred the Esquire rank
upon Page McGee Sanders. The degree
was well rendered and the reins of the
Pythian goat were held by Past Grand
Chancellor M. L. Bonham, the Bon.
T. F. Brantley, the Hon. T. Y. Wil?
liams and Grand Master of Exchequer
Wilson G. Harvey. The Hon. George
S. Mower and the Hon. Geo. F. Von
Klonitz, Jr., assisted in the good
work. The goat was in fine condition,
having been well fed for some time,
and the riders were well versed in
"goatology," hence a most impressive
degree was conferred.
Von Molte Lodge then, by special
request, conferred the Long Form
Knight Bank on Esquire H. McGee,
Sanders, W. D. Cope, John S. Bow?
man, Jr, and Tho. H. Tatum.
Von Moltke's Lodge team, which is
second to none in the Southern do?
main, was all present, and the work
as rendered by it cannot fail to leave
its impress, not only on the candi?
dates, but upon all who were present,
a large percentage of them never be?
fore having witnessed the beauties of<
this ritualistic ceremony. The names
of the members of the team have al?
ready been published in The News and
The sum of 860 each was appropriated
to Connie Maxwell Orphanage, Thorn
well Orphanage and Epworth Orphan?
age, for the purpose of caring for an
orphan, to be %;yled the Pythian
The social feature of the Convention
was the superb banquet prepared by
the Daughters of the Confederacy of
Orangeburg and the members of
Orange Lodge. The affair was a
success from every standpoint-News
? POSTAL DEFICIENCY.
Postmaster General Payne Admits
That Congress Will be Called
on to Meet a Deficiency Aggre?
i.,j ... '
Washington, May 21.-Congress will
be asked at the opening of its next
session to make an appropriation to
cover deficiencies in both the regular
free delivery service and the rural free
delivery service of the postofBce de?
partment Postmaster General Payne
anmonnced to-day that this deficiencv
now aggregates exactly $227,300, of
which ?105,700 is in the free delivery
branch and $121,600 in the rural free
delivery service. The Postmaster Gen- j
eral said he very much regretted the I
existence of the deficit, and, for the
first time, publicly criticised the ad?
ministration of A. W. Machen, the
general superintendent of the free de?
livery system, who is on indefinite
leave of absence. "This is not the
5rst time that a deficiency has occurred
in the free delivery service,J? said Mr.
Payne, "but I regret its existence.
At the opening of the last Congress
Mr. Machen pointed out that without
addi tiona! appropriations no more
routes could be established beyond
shose ready to be installed on January
L He said, however, if Congress ap?
propriated $500,000 for th?? purpose,
;he work could be continued during
foe rest of the fiscal year. This ap?
propriation was promptly made, but
it was exhausted. Despite this fact,
?he office (the free delivrey office) was 1
roing on increasing the deficiency,
ind if we had not taken steps to cur?
ial 1 the expenditures and suspend the
istablishment of routes until the be?
ginning of the next fiscal year the de- ,
icit would have been much larger.
Et was not good administration.
Ou May 9 the Postmaster General sent
* letter to Mr. Bristow, fourth as?
sistant, stating his wish that there be
io deficit, and asking him to curtail ,
?xpenditures with that end in view.
Postmaster General Payne tonight,
in discussing the big deficiency in the .
free delivery service, said :
* * It is very reprehensi ble for a bureau :
officer to have a deficit of $200,000 roll- .
3d up on the first of a year. It was
sad, -very bad administration. A bureau ??
officer should not incur a deficit without .
20sulting his superior officer, the 11
Postmaster General. I cannot stand
for that kind of administration, and I
io not appprove of it I do not say
that there was anything criminal, or
mything wrong in Mr. Madlen's ac?
tion, but it was certainly loose ad?
ministra tion, and he should have had
iiis business more in hand.'1
Postmaster General Payne was asked
& number of questions as to the effect
yf the discovery of the deficiency on the
status of Mr. Machen, but parried all
the questions. He said that the mat?
ter would be looked into a?d a com?
munication might be sent to Mr.
Machen asking for an explanation of
the condition of affairs.
At the recent meeting of the anti
alcoholic congress in Berlin, it was
stated by Herr Delbr?ck of Bremen,
the president of the congress, that beer
drinking as a means of ~combat?&g
alcoholism has been clearly shewn t?o
be a failure. It leads often 4K> the
use of distilled liquors, but in itself
it produces all the evils of whiskey.
"Of 140 patients who were treated in
a North Gannan private asylum for
drunkards, forty-one had been
alcoholized," said Dr. Delbr?ck, "by
drinking spirits, thirty by wine drink?
ing and seventy-eight-or more than
half-by the excessive consumption
of beer. The belief that delirium
tremens was unknown among beer
drinker? was a mistake. It was im?
possible to convey by statistics the ex?
tent of the misery caused by what he
described as beer alcoholism1 " Prof.
Cramer of Goettingen, held that the
alcoholic habit is curable if taken in
time and treated at a suitable drunk
A snowstorm of unparalleled severity
has been raging in Montana for sev?
eral days and the losses to cattle and
sheep raisers are the heaviest ever
known. Three men were frozen to1
death near Great Falls,
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More Misnamed Batteries.
The War Dpartment has named a
large number of seacoast batteries in
honor of officers who performed dis?
tinguished service in the War of the
Revolution, the War of 1812, the War
with Mexico, the Indian Wars, the
War Between the States and the War
with Spain. The Department is to be
commended for its disposition to pre?
serve in this way the memory of the
brave men who have died for their
country, but does not appear to be
very happy in the selection of those
who are to be thus honored. The names
have been chosen, apparently, without
the least regard to local conditions and
circumstances. For example, the
batteries at Fort Moultrie have been
named as follows :
Battery Logan, in honor of Capt.
William Logan, 7th United States in?
fantry, who was killed on August 9,
1877, in action with Nez Perces Indians
at Big Hole Basin, Montana.
Battery Bingham, in honor of Second
Lieut Horatio S. Bingham, 2d United
States cavalry, who was killed on
December 6, 1866, in action with
Sioux Indians near Fort Phil Kearny,
Battery McOorkle, in honor of First
Lieut. Henry L. McCorkle, 25th
United States infantry, who was killed
on July 1, 1898, at the battle of El
Battery Lord, in honor of Assistant
Sargon George E. Lord, U. S. A.,
who was killed on June 25, 1876, in
action with Sioux Indians at Little
Big Horn River, Montana.
We have not the least doubt that all
of these men deserve to be held in re?
membrance by the country under whose
glorious flag they laid down their
lives; but why should they be chosen
of all the men who have made the
supreme sacrifice for their country for
special honer at the army spot on
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina?
Why should a battery at Fort Moul?
trie be named Battery Logan in honor
of Capt. William Logan, who was
killed fighting Indians in Montana,
instead of Battery Anderson, in honor
of Major Robert Anderson, who was
the first Union soldier under fire at
Charleston in the War for Southern
Why Battery bingham in honor of
Second Lieut. Bingham for fighting
Sioux Indians in Dakota Territory,
instead of Captain Wallace, of South
Carolina, who was killed at the Battle
of Wounded Knee, also fighting In?
Why Battery McCorkle in honor of
First Lieutenant McCorkle, who was
killed at El Caney, Cuba, instead of
Lieutenant Selleck, of South Carolina,
who fonght with the Palmetto Regi?
ment in Mexico and died the bravest
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Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examinations.
THE EXAMINATIONS for the award
of vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col?
lege and for the admission of new stu?
dents wiil be held at Ihe County Court
House on Friday, July 10th, at 9 a. m.
Applicants must not be less than 15
years of age.
When scholarships are vacated after
July 10th, ihey will be awarded to those
making the highest average at this exami?
The next session will open about Sep?
tember 16, 1903.
For further information and a cata?
logue, address Pres. D. 8. Johnson, Bock
H?l, S. C. May 12-July 9-law
of the brave?
Why Battery Lord in honor of As?
sistant Surgeon Lord, who was killed
fighting Sioux Indians in Montana,
instead of Izard or Hampton of 1S12,
or Butler or Dickinson of 1848, all
South Carolinians and all certainly
performing as good service to the
country and equally worthy of honor
as the fine schiers who lost their
lives fighting Indians in the far West?
The same disregard of the fitness
of things appears to have marked the
selection of the names for a number of
the seacoast batteries at othre posts,
and we would suggest that the patriotic
societies in Charleston call the atten?
tion of Secretary Eoot to the matter
We are sure that he would give favor?
able consideration to any suggestions
that would make the names of the bat?
teries at Fort Moultrie harmonize
with historical sense and propriety.
The Secretary was very willing to sub?
stitute the name of Moultrie for
Getty in naming the Army Post at
Sullivan's Island and we have no doabt
that he would yield as readily to
a proper presentation as to the names
of the several batteries at Fort Moul?
trie.-News and Courier.
The first order of Fourth Assistant
Postmaster Bristow, who has taken
charge of the free delivery system in
place of A. W. Machen, issued Tues?
day, is to the effect that rural free
delivery carriers shall not act as
agents for business houses. The in?
vestigation of the office of Mr. Machen
shows that some one has been putting
the letter carriers in this category.
It is said that in the files of Machen's
office is a list of 5,000 names of deal?
ers, department stores etc. These peo
: pie were able to get the advance news
of the places where routes were to be
established, and inspectors would
furnish names of people along the
routes. With the list of houses at
hand and the names of the country
people it was easy to do business in
the postoffice department for which
somebody must have been paid. The
rural free delivery system which has
proved such ? success, *notwithstand?
ing its mismanagement and extrava?
gance, is now described by a competent
authority at Washington as "the most
extravagant bureau ever oragnized in
any department. "-Asheville Citizen. ,
New York, May 10.- What appeared
to be a plant for making bogus na?
turalization papers by the wholesale,
has been revealed by secret service
men's arrest of Roberto Delero, who
is charged with forging the seal of the
United States district court. Other
arrests are expected in the case soon.
According to the secret service men
thousands of naturalization papers
have been forged by the gang, most of
them for Italians. The paper used
was the same as that of the govern?
ment, but was printed different. The
seal is an exact counterpart of that of
the United States district court.
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invention is probably patentable. Communica?
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Effective April 19, 1903.
Read down Read up
No 42 No 40 No 41 No 43
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; 8 15 pm Ar Louisville Lv 7 40 am
?7 30 pm Ar Cincinnati Lv 8 30 am
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2 00 pm Ar New York Lv 3 25 pp
Trains 42 and 43 make close connection at Sumter Junction with 17 going Nort
via Camden and Sock Hill.
Trains 40 and 41 make close connection at Ringville for Columbia and at Colum?
bia wun solid Pullman trains composed of elegant Dining Cars, Pullman Compart?
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For full information or reservations apply to any agent or address :
S. H. Hardwick, C. H. Ackart,
General Passenger Agent, J. R. Clack, General Manager,
Washington, D. C. Agent, Washington, D. C.
W. H. Tayloe, Sumter, S. C. R. W. Hunt,
Assistant Gen. Pass. Agent, Division Passenger Agent,
Atlanta, Ga. Charleston, S. C.
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Our Low Price Leader at $1.24 Can't Be
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Special discount for the aiext thirty days.
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SUITED AFTER 35 YEARS.
Unsolicited Testimonial deceived by Cr.
Z. F. Kighsmith. the Optician.
First Methodist Church,
R. Herbert Jones, Pastor.
Samter, S. C., May 2, 1903.
Dr. Z. F. Highsmith, Sumter, S. C.
Dear Sir and Brother : This is to say
that the lenses furnished by you some
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community. I would like others to know
that they can get any work in your line
done as well in Sumter as ?hey can in
Charleston or Atlanta. Yours truly, '
E. Herbert Jones.
May 4-eod 1m
FIRST KATIOKAl SAM OF
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POSITORY, SUMTER, S. C.
Paid up Capital 75,000 00
Sarp?us and Profits ... - 25,000 00
Additional Liability of Stock?
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Special attention given to collections.
Deposits of $1 aod npwards received. Ia
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