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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1903.
"be Sumter Watchman was rounde
ia 1850 and the True Southron in 1866.
The Watchman and Southrcn now has
the combined circulation and influence
of both cf thc old papers, and is mani?
festly the best advertising medium ia
Weekly Crop Bulletin.
The following is the report of crop
conditions* as issued by Section
Directo]' Bauer, of the weather bureau :
The week ending 8 a. m., Monday,
August 3, had a mean temperature of
82 degrees, which is ?bout 2 degrees
above normal The early part was ex?
cessively hot, the latter had about nor?
mal temp?ratures. The winds were
generally.light,'- but some damage re?
sulted from high winds in the western
counties. The relative humidity was
abnormally low during the first half of
the week causing vegetation to wilt
during the daytime and even at night,
but the second half was more humid.
: About normal sunshine prevalied dur?
ing the week.
The week's rainfall, as reported by
correspondents,, was comparatively
light and consisted of widely scattered
local showers, that were very beneficial
where they occurred, as rain was need?
ed over the whole State, but many
places had hone or. else inefficient
amounts. "During the last two days
. additional rains occurred, that are
not covered by the reports, and the
showers were quite general and heavy
in the central counties, but were light
in- the extreme western - and extreme
eastern ones. These latter rains tho?
roughly relieved the. drought over a
, large portion of the. State and to that
extent vere of great benefit.
The week's weather was generally
. * adverse during the first half, in its
effects on crops, especially on corn,
owing tc? the heat and dryness of the
air and lack of moisture in the sur?
face soil, but farm work progressed
favorably and ' nearly all crops have
been laid by.
Late corn in the eastern and early
'Corn in the western counties suffered
considerable impairment for. want of
rain and fired badly and is in a critical
condition, while early corn in the eas?
tern and late in the western counties
suffered but little, the former being
?about ripe and the latter being not
.yet in silk and tassel. Bottom land
'Corn is fairly promising.
Cotton suffered somewhat from lack
cf moistire, although on stiff and rich
lands tie effects of the dry weather
were principally to check its heretofore
.rapid growth and cause it to bloom to
its tops, but on light, sandy soils not
-only stopped growing, but a Iso Maegan
to shed its leaves and fruitage. Por?
tions of the crop are well fruited and
?still blooming freely, while a smaller
.portion is not well fruited and is in a
^generally poor, unsatisfactory condi?
tion. Sei island cotton maintained its
healthy color, but its growth was
Tobao?o curing is nearly finished in
the eastern districts and about half
finished in the central and western
ones. The hot weather and absence of
rain were unfavorable on rice. Peas
doing well. Sweet potatoes are ex?
ceedingly promising. Much hay was
'secured in pri^e condition. Late
fruits are variable, but only fair at
best, la places preparations are un?
der way for fall and winter crops.
Liquor Expansion Not Wanted.
"There isn't any use for them to
knock at the door any more, we will
no let them in." Such is the declara?
tion of Mr. L. J. Williams in regard
to the petition of a North Carolina
distiller to move his plant over into
South Carolina. The petition was
turned down and the board means for
its action to be taken as a precedent.
When the "Watts law" went into
effect in North Carolina on the first of
Jnly, it legislated out of business a
number of people who wer3 conduct?
ing distilleries in western North Caro?
lina. One of these men, H. C. Mor?
gan, through his attorney, Mr. R. K.
Carson, presented to the State board
a petition to allow him to establish a
distillery at Landrum, at a point
which is said to be just within the
South Carolina border from. Morgan's
former still in North Carolina.
The board, while declaring its sym?
pathy with the establishment of new
industries, looked upon this matter
Another matter presented to the
State board yesterday was the applica?
tion^:: a second liquor dispensary at
Sumter. The application is not ap?
proved by the city council, and for
that reason it was decided to send the
matter to the county board with power
to act and to authorize the county
board to take no step in opposition to
the wishes of a majority of the citizens
should it become apparent from the
petitions that the majority of the
citizens oppose , the proposition.
The High School building cannot be
completed in time for this year's ses?
sion and the School Board will secure
a building conveniently located for
use until the school house is complet
MADE SUPREME PONTIf
The Patriarch of Venice Becoir
Pope Pius X--impressive Cer?
emonies at the Vatican.
Tbs Coronation of the Pope
Take Place Probably on Sun?
" Rome, August 4.- The Conclave, a:
er being in session for four days, h
elected Geiseppe Sarto, Patriarch
Venice,-as Pope, to scceed Leo XII
and he how reigns at the Vatican ai
over the Catholic world as Pins ]
Tonight all Rome is illuminated in h
His selection and the assumption
his holy office were marked by a stril
ing demonstration and impressa
ceremonies at the Vatican, which on
ended this^. evening. Tomorrow tl
new Pope,, clad in his full Pontifie
robes and with all the ritualistic cen
mony, will receive the members of th
diplomatic corps, the Cardinals ac
the Bishops, who will then offer the:
official homage, this notwithstandin
the fact that twice today the Cardina
and many high officials of the Vatica
went through a similar ceremony
The date upon which the coronado
of Pins X will occur has not yet bee
officially decided, but the impressio
prevails that it will occur on Angus
9. Although the election was over a
ll o'clock this morning and was an
nounced to the world forty-five min
utes later by the appearance of the ne*
Pope at the window of St Peter's
the Conclave was no? formally dis
solved until 5.30 this afternoon. Th<
Cardinals then returned to their vari
ons apartments ,in Rome with the ex
ception of Cardinals Rampolla anc
Oreglia, who, temporarily, retain tnei:
official suites in the Vatican, and Car
dinal Herrero Espinosa, who is toe
ill to be moved for several days. Il
was to the sick Cardinal that the new
Pope paid his first v.?sit after being
The Cardinals will remain in Rome
for tomorrow's ceremonies and should
fehe- coronation be fixed for next Sun?
day they are not likely to return tc
their respective homes until after that
ceremony. With the exception of the
Spanish Cardinal, Herrero, all the
others are now in fairly good health.
The election of the Patriarch of
venice this morning was unanimous.
After Monday's ballots it was a fore?
gone conclusion that he was the only
candidate sufficiently acceptable to all
to secure the necessary two-thirds
which the laws of the Church require.
One of the Cardinals said to .the re?
presentative of the Associated Press
tonight that he believed Pius X would
follow the broad lines of Leo's policy,
although not likely to accentuate it.
This vices the general feeling here,
which is one of satisfaction.
The new Pontiff is a man of simple
origin, and, although not a very pro?
minent candidate, he had been fre?
quently mentioned as one of the many
Cardinals who might be taken up as
a compromise. In several respects he
resembles his venerable predecessor,
notably in his reputation for culture
and piety. Having been associated
with no factions, this fact alone won
him much favor from foreign Cardinals
who were without an especial candi?
date. Pius X was humorously de?
scribed as a ''country mouse, who
could not possibly find his way about
Venetians, who know the new Pope
well, say that he will soon be as
much beloved as Pontiff as he was yes?
terday as the beloved Patriarch of
the poor of the Adriatic. In appear?
ance Pius X is a very handsome man.
He has a fine, erect figure, despite his
6S years : his face greatly resembling
that bf the late Phillips Brooks, the
eminent Boston divine. When he pro?
nounced his first benediction today at
St. Peter's his voice rang out with,
splendid resonance. In every way to?
day he showed beyond a doubt that he
has dignity and personality, in keep?
ing with the best traditions associated
with the famous Pontiffs who for cen?
turies have ruled the Vatican.
All the members of the Sacred
College declare that they are very well
satisfied with the election of Cardinal
Sarto, but the Anti-Rampolla party
consider it as their special victory.
When the first ballot was taken it
showed that the Sacred College was
divided into two groups, the stronger
for Rampolla and another, not quite
so strong, for Serafino Vannuteli.
The other votes were scattered, but
included four for Sarto.
On the subsequent ballots, while the
two principal parties were losing
ground, Sarto gradually gained, draw?
ing strength from both sides, as well as
from the neutrals, until the ballot on
Monday afternoon, when his vote had
increased to thirty-seven, within six
of the necessary two-thirds.
When the result of this ballot was
announced in the Conclave, Cardinal
Sarto was so overcome with emotion,
and so touched by the unlooked-for
confidence reposed in him, that he
could no longer control his feelings,
and to the surprise of all he broke
down, declaring that such responsi?
bility and honor were not for him, and
he must refuse if offered. Tears rolled
down his cheeks and he seemed firm in
his determination to refuse the
dignity. He was so palpably sincere
that consternation reigned in the Con?
clave and the Cardinals spent the whole
I evening and far into the night in con?
vincing him that his election was the
! will of Providence and that he must
Several times he almost fainted and
had to be revived by the use of salts.
He seemed happy, but broken down,
even after all the other candidates had
retired, and on the final ballot he
looked a statue of resignation. Car?
dinal Casetta, as scrutineer, was read?
ing out the vote. When 42 votes had
been recorded for the Patriarch of
Venice the scrutineer arose and lifted
his red zechuchetto, saying: "Habe
mus Pontificell. "
But from many sides Cardinals
cried out, "Continue!"
As the vote approached fifty, how?
ever, the Cardinals, as of one accord,
surrounded the new Pontiff and ac?
cording to tradition demanded to
know if he would accept the Ponti?
Cardinal Sarto's lips trembled so
that he could hardly articulate but
after a visible effort he said :
"If this cup cannot pass fromms"
There he paused, but the Cardinals
around him insisted that it was neces?
sary for him to.answer, "Yes" or
Thereupon he replied firmly, "I
Local Weather Report.
For 24 hours ending 7 p. m., Aug.
Temperature: Maximum, 92; Mini?
mum, 69; Mean, 80.1 Precipitation,
0.00. -Character of day-Partly cloudy.
Direction of wind-West.
Sun rises, 5.16; sun sets, 6.55.
Forecast for 36 hours ending 8 p.
m., Thursday, issued from Wash?
ington, D. C. :
For Sumter and vicinity-Showers
tonight. Thursday partly cloudy
Showers on coast. Stationary temper?
The barometer pressure is highest
over the South Atlantic States, New
England. and North Pacific Coast.
It is lowest in the lake regions, and
light scattered showers occurred in the <
eastern and central parts of the cot?
ton belt, and in Texas. The rainfall
was heavy in Illinois and Texas.
Temperatures remained about station?
ary, with no excessive heat. The
highest temperature was 94 at Mont?
gomery and St. Louis, the lowest 48
at San Francisco and Spokane.
Mr. Welborn Andrews Writes About
Fernandina, Fla., Aug 3, 1903
Mr. Editor: This is my sevententh
day in New Town ; Old Town, historic
Fernandina being one mile away,
where people are still looking in ev?
ery post hole they dig for Capt Kid's
and others' hidden trasures. This is a
hustling place with a fine bathing
bach, with hotel and pleasure resorts
two miles from the city, with hand?
some electric cars passing to and
through the city every fifteen minutes.
The beautiful shady city, with its
handsome residences and cottages, is
lighted at night with" electricity.
I have had the pleasure of seeing
Mrs. Mahoney, a native of our own
Sumter, in her quiet handsome home.
Mrs. Davis Rembert of Sumter, is
the guest of her sister's home while
here a few months for her health,
and find her much improved by this
bracing, pleasant air.
Vast quantities of yellow pine lum?
ber and naval stores are passing
through these parts to other quarters
of the globe.
Laborers and contractors demand
fine salaries here. Eggs sell for 30
cents per . dozen. Chickens from 30
to 60 cents each.
The illness of children that called
my presence here has passed its crisis,
and I soon expect to return to Sum?
ter taking with me my grand children,
little Norma and Judson.
Very truly yours,
W. J. Andrews.
The Kentucky Feud Trial.
Cyntbiana, Ky., Aug. 4.-In the
case of the commonwealth against
Curtis Jett and Thomas White, on
trial here for the assassination of J.
B. Marcum, Dr. J. M. Kasli of Jack?
son testified to attending the dying
man as he lay in front of the court
house. He testified that a few minutes
before the killing of Marcum he saw
Curtis Jett in front of Hargis Bros.
store, immediately across the street
from the court house, talking to As
bury Spicer and "Lish" Noble. This
contradicted thc testimony of at least
15 witnesses who testified for the pro?
secution to seeing Jett go into the
side door of the court house im?
mediately before the shooting. Vari?
ous other witnesses testified that Jett
was not in the court house until after
j The Mayor's Court held a weil at
I tended session yesterday. The fol
i lowing offenders were cn trial:],
! S?tira Gary and Rebecca Gary, dis?
turbance of the peace on Ricker Lane ;
j guilty. S?tira Gary, ?3: Rebecca
Jim Sharpe and Charlie Malony,
vagrancy an carrying concealed
weapons as to Sharpe. Malony
escaped. Sharpe, guilty: S20 or 30
Robert McDowell and Phil Smith
fast and reckless driving on West Lib?
erty street : S3 or 6 days.
C. J. Hunter, public drunkenness,
?4 or 8 days.
Jane Rowe, disturbance of peace
and cursing ; dismissed.
The establishment of another dis?
pensary in this city has been referred
back to the county board of control
by the State Board and it will not be
established unless it is shown th3t a
majority of citizens want* it establish?
Another of the shoplifters' cases is
on trial in Magistrate Nettles' court
at Privateer today. The prosecution
is represented by Mark Reynolds and
the defense by H. DeL. Moise, Jr.
CIGARS IN SAVANNAH.
Alleged Conspiracy to Defraud
Savannah, Ga., August 4.-Judson
D. Brison, alleged to be at the head
of, or prominently connected with a
conspiracy to defraud the Government
of revenues by means of smuggling
cigars from Cuba, has been held under
bond of $10,000 to appear before the
next term of the United States Court.
Brinson denies the charge of smug?
gling, asserting that he and others
bought the cigars in question in this
country and resold them. He has
furnished the assistant United States
district attorney with a list of names
of some thirty-four persons who
bought the cigars. On both lists are
the names of prominent persons. On
the first are employees of the railroads
leading to Port Tampa; express mes?
sengers, revenue and customs officers,
depot agents and one or two women.
Some of these are officials holding im?
portant positions. In the second list
are merchants, brokers, professional
feen and leading citizens of Savan?
nah, who are alleged to have bought
the cigars. It is further alleged that
cigars were shipped by the "combine"
to Charleston and Philadelphia. A
number of those who bought the
cigars in this city have settled up with
the district attorney by paying him
the amount of duty that would have
been collected had the goods been im?
ported in the regular way. One man
is said to have paid $400, and one mer?
chant- $1,200. More than one million
cigars are supposed to have been
bronght in by the "combine."
Macon, Ga. August 3-John Dixon,
a negro, 20 years of age, was brought
to the Macon jail this afternoon,
charged with assault upon the daugh?
ter of a farmer near Sparta, in Han?
cock County. Her screams caused the
negro to desist. He was subsequent?
ly captured and taken to the jail in
Sparta, but as a mob was forming the
sheriff spirited Dixon to the train and
lodged him here for safekeeping. The
young woman was uninjured.
Ask your physician if Glenn Springs
Mineral Water is not what you need.
You Gan Buy Without Money.
WE HAVE DECIDED to extend
credit to the country trade until fall
on anything in our line. We have a
GREGORY & BINGHAM,
10 W. Libertv street, next to P. O.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
of Sumter, S. C.
THE Comptroller of the Currency hav?
ing approved the increase of the Capital
of this Bank to $100,000.00, depositors
now have as security for their deposits :
Capital, - - $100,000 00
Stockholders' Individual Lia?
bility, - - - 100,000 00
Surplus and Undivided Prof?
its, - - 25,000 00
Total Security for Depositors, $225,000 00
ONLY NATIONAL BANK ?N CITY OF SUMTER.
Largest Capital of any Bank in this
section of South Carolina.
Strongest Bank in Eastern part of this
Interest allowed on deposits to a limited
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
A. J. CHINA, President.
NEILL O'DONNELL, Vice President.
H. D. BARNETT, R. D. LEE,
G. A. LEMMON, JOHN REID,
E. P. RICKER.
R. L. EDMUNDS, Cashier.
R. D. LEE, Solicitor.
J. L. McCallum, D. J. Winn, Jr.,
Oliver L. Yates.
Magnolia, Aug. 3.-Miss Jennie,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Clark,
of this place, after a long and painful
illness, breathed her last early this af?
ternoon. The deceased was an excel?
lent young lady, and' was esteemed
and admired by all who knew her,
and were acquainted with lier high
character. The bereaved ones have
the heartfelt sympathy of this entire
ISL::. Timmie McIntosh still ha.s
fever but seems to be slowly improv?
The protracted meeting conducted
by Rev. T. M. Dent, who preached
a series of most excellent sermons,
came to a close on last Friday night.
Rev. Mr. Dent is a good man and a i
fine preacher, and very popular with
all his congregation, and the members
of the other churches in this place.
36 M rs. M. L. McIntosh is visiting I
relatives near Eastover.
Miss Lillie Rhame has returned
from a visit to Summerton.
Miss Marie Hodge of Manning is
viisting relatives in Magnolia.*
Messrs. Carol, Edwin and Ray
Durant are.off for Anderson.
The recent copious showers- have
greatly revived the drooping spirits of
our farmers, and the outlook ia much
more encouraging than it was five days
ago. I never saw cotton fruit faster,
and late planted corn is doing its best.
The milk on which several persons
were poisoned some days ago,, has
since killed two fine puppies belonging
to Mr. C. T. Quick. A sample of this
cow's milk has been sent off for
analysis. Occasional. 1
The trial of the Evans woman, one
of those accused of shop-lifting, ?was !
held in Magistrate Nettles' court at
Privateer Friday. The accused was rep?
resented by L. D. Jennings, Esq, but the
prosecutor was not represented by a
-lawyer. A jury was demanded and the j
case heard at length. The verdict was 1
not guilty. I
RYDALE'S TONIC "
A REAL CURE FOR
3MC A. X* Jak H. IA .
It has recently been discovered that
the germs that produce Malaria, breed
and multiply in the intestines and from
there spread throughout the system
by means of the blood. This fact ex?
plains why Malaria is hard to cure by
the old method of treatment. Ouinine,
Iron, etc., stimulate the nerves and
build up the blood, but do not destroy
the germs that cause the disease.
Rydale's Tonic has a specific effect
upon the intestines and bowels, freeing <*j
them from all disease breeding mi?
crobes. It also kills the germs that
infest the veins and arteries. It drives
from the blood all poisonous matter
and makes it rich and healthy.
HYDALE'S TONIC is a blood
builder, a nerve restorer, and a Malaria
destroyer. Try it, it will not disap?
point you. ^ ^
. WANTED-A first class Ginner to
take charge of Ginning Plant. Apply
J. Ryttenberg & Sons, Kose Hill, S. C.
LOST-A gny telescope Valise lost
on train between Manning and Sum?
ter on Sunday. No mark outside, but *?
on inside was package marked Mrs.
J. T. Frierson, and a bottle of med?
icine marked Mr. Frierson. Notify
J. T. Frierson, Jr, Frierson's store,
FOR RENT-One storehouse, with
three room dwelling attached, with v
necessary out buildings, for five
months. Three and one half miles
from Sumter in the fork of Providence
and Stateburg roads. For terms apply
to R. M. Edens, Sumter, S. C.
WANTED-To sell good young grade
Jersey (nearly full) milch cows with
young calves. And several Fine Berk?
shire Gilts. E. W. Dabbs, Goodwill,
S. C. " July 29-tf.
Owing to the similarity of initials of an?
other of the same surname, the impression
has gone aboad that I intend leaving my
brother, D. J. Chandler, to go into business
with another party.
I wish to inform my friends and the pub?
lic generally that such is not my intention.
On the contrary, I shall be ready and anx?
ious to serve my customers as formerly at
the same old stand. Respectfully,
J. H. CHANDLER,
D. J CHANDLER.
ging and Ties
We are now prepared to make contracts for
Bagging and Ties for
August and September Delivery.
Our stock is complete, includes
1 3=4 and 2 lb. Sugar Sack,
2 and 2 1=4 lb. second hand Jute,
2 and 2 1=4 lb. new Jute Bagging.
New Arrow Ties, standard 45 lbs.
to the bundle.
We are not handling second hand ties, as our
experience has not been satisfactory with
Our second hand Jute Bagging is very desir?
able, there being no holes in it, all neatly
patched, and put up in rolls of 50 yards each.
There is no reason why this should not be as
satisfactory as new bagging, and there is quite
a saving in the price. It will be to your inter?
est to see us before buying.
? O'DONNELL & CO.