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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1904.
- The Sumter Watchman vas founded in
1850 a?d *o* 2Vue Sbui&ron.ir. 1866. The
Wofc?uH?ui ojwi Southron no"w bas the com?
bined ^circulation and ?iflaence of both of
tho old pape s, and is manifestly the best
advertising medinm in Sumter.
The State Eouse scandal grows
worse the more it is investiga ted.
Each and every revelation makes
clearer how great a mistake the ma?
jority of theState House Commission
were guilty of when they made corn
men cause with the contractor and
jhifect in defense of the work done
on the State House, There can be no
doubt that every member of the commis?
sion, with the - escep.tion of Senator
Marshall? had such entire confidence
in Architect Milburn that they unbes
stisgly accepted his statement that
the work was being properly done by
the contractor as final, despite the
protests of Senator Marshall whose
?yes were not blinded.. Although
they, may have been misled at the
tjme by repeling too great confidence
:~ their; architect it is past under?
standing why they persisted in up?
holding the architect and contractor
after it had been demonstrated beyond
question that the work had been done
in a shoddy manner. The latest dis?
covery that, as a result of this shoddy
work, the State House is unsafe and
"ia iniminent danger of collapsing
makes matters all the woree for Archi?
tect Milburn and th8 contractor, and
ivs wonder if ihe majority of the com?
mission will again rush , to their de
fens? and'attempt, to convince the
people of the State that this work
was properly done. .
The slaughter of non-union miners
, at Independence, CoL, Monday ?joy
means of an infernal machine, placed
^beneath the depot in which the min?
ers were assembled and exploded by
.striking miners, was one of the most
horrible and diabolical crimes ever j
perpetrated in A meriel and adds an- j
other black page to the big volume of
crimes recorded against labor unions.
K? punishment could be too severe for
tho fiends who perpetrated the crime,
and no measures too drastic could be
adopted to bring to justice the men
who instigated, aided and abetted
those who actively participated in the
placing and explosion of the infernal
machines beneath the*depot.
Hearst's campaign barrel has been
exhausted and the, political grafters
who have been fattening on his prodi?
gal expenditures have been turned out
to grass. Hearst is said to have spent
?all his own ready cash and to have
called cn his mother for more. The
tots! sum wasted on his futile at?
tempt tc buy the democratic nomina?
tion ia > aid to have approximated $2,
OOD OOO. rNo wonder there were nu?
merous Hearst shouters while the
barrel held out.
Weekly Crop Bulletin.
Columbia, June 7.-The week end?
ing 8 a. rn, June 6tb, had a mean
temperature ;of 78 degrees which is
practically normal. The extremes j
were a maximum of 98 at Clark's Hill
and Little Mountain on the 4tb, and
a minimum of 59 at Greenville on the
3rd. The relative humidity was about
normal; and much higher than last
week/ The winds were generally
light to fresh southerly. The scn
abise was slightly below normal.
Tte week's rainfall averaged nearly
twice the normal amount, with a
maximum fall of 3.05 inches at Wal?
halla It was well distributed, but
was insufficient ia parts of Charleston,
Chesterfield, Barnwell, Marion, New?
berry, Bicblacd, Fairfield, Williams?
burg and York counties where the
drought was CD ly partially relieved.
In a number of localities the rainfall
ff as excessive and lands were badly
washed, damaging corn and cotton to
a alight extent. ? few places repoit
fcbo occurrence of damaging hail on
Although farm work was interrupt
. ed by the heavy rains that rendered
cultivation impracticable, it is gen?
erali? np with the needs, of the field
crop?, but with numerous reports of
grass and weeds springing up rapidly
since the rains, especially in cotton
fields. Such reports originate in lo?
calities where the rainfall was heaviest
and where the crops could not be
worked. - Generally all fields are clean.
There was a general improvement
noted in the growth and color of corn.
Bottom lands and stubble ??lcs- have
been planted, and the late plantings
arie coming np to very good stands.
Early corn has received its third cul?
tivation, and some has been laid by.
Stands of cotton have improved,
since the rains, on red and clay lands,
with late plantings and replantings
all up to good stands. [ There is a gen?
eral improvement in color and looks of
cotton, extending to the sea-island
variety that was suffering seriously
from lack of moisture. The week's
growth was rapid, due to the more
favorable moisture and temperature
conditioBs. The whole crop is now
quite promising. Squares have been
noted in Colieton and Hampton coun
? ties; lice In Greenville county.
! The rains benefited both wheat and
j oats, harvesting made slow progress,
^ice is growing nicely and June sow?
ings have begun. Tobacco is doing
. well, but is small, and it continues
,too dry in places. A large number
of sweet potato slips were transplant?
ed. Truck shipments continue heavy,
with generally poor yields of white
potatoes. Peach shipments are in?
creasing; the quality of peaches is
normal. Sugar cane has poor stands.
Melons are late, but have improved,
as have pastures, and gardens. All
minor crops are flourishing.
The Weekly Crop Report.
Washington, June 7.-The weather
bureau's weekly summary of crop con?
ditions say :
As a whole there has Jbeen quite a
decided improvement in the condition
of cotton over nearly the whole of the
cotton belt. The crop has, however,
suffered some -damage in Oklahoma
and Indian territories from overflows
and from insufficient moisture in scat?
tered localities in Louisiana. Rapid
growth and a good state of cultivation
are generally indicated. Boil weevils
are increasing rapidly and doing con-,
siderable damage in a. number Of
southwestern and south central coun?
ties in Texas.
The week has-been exceptionally
favorable for transplanting tobacco,
and this work'has advanced satisfac?
torily, having been completed in
Tennessee and North Carolina and
aboar three-fourths finished in Ken?
tucky and Virginia.
In the extreme northern States
there is an encouraging outlook for
apples, bat in the central Mississippi
and Ohio valleys and middle Atlantic
States the prospects appear to be
somewhat impaired by extensive drop?
ping. In the Southern States a good
crop of peaches is indicated.' <
SCHOLARSHIPS IN WINTHROP.
Who are Qualified and the Hew
Form of Application.
Bock Hill, June 5.-After each com?
mencement there is a sort of casting
up of accounts, a taking stock, as it
were, and sort of re-arrangement of
all details. During each year there
are noted defects in details, changes
needed in all machinery, but these
cannot be .attended to at the moment.
They must wait uniil after commence?
Each year there are some changes
in the teaching force. There* are
about for.ty instructors in all, and in
this number some- eachv year have
new pli.ns, new fields, new work. At
the meeting of the board, held June
1, several hew teachers were elected.
Among tbem were: Miss Sarah I.
Grant, of Mayesville ; Miss Grant is
a graduate of the Winthrop Training
School and has taught with success
for some years in Darlington.
Miss Jessie Whitham will be at the
head of the department of physical
culture. She is a trained teacher,
and a, graduate of the Normal School
of Gymnastics, the 'special aim of
which is to train teachers of gymnas?
Miss Anna Custis Burgess,- of Sum?
merton, was elected as assistant teach?
er in music. She had careful training
The board took definite action under
the Act of the Legislature increasing
the value of the scholarships. This
is a matter of some importance to
many. Pupils who hold scholarships
under the old Act must comply with
the terms of the new Act, except tba*
those who now hold the regular four
y?ar scholarships will not be required
to stand another examination. In all
other respects they must meet the re?
quirements. The amount now allow?
ed, $100, lacks only four dollars of
meeting all college expenses at Win?
throp. It does not cover the cost of
uniform, but the cost of this has been
lound to "be less than the amount
usually required for dress at home.
Those, tbeD, who are so fortunate
as to win the scholarships become
really able to educate themselves, and
thus secure the reward they have
earned by faitbfol work in school.
The form of application adopted by
the board shows plainly the conditions
with which each applicant must com?
ply. This form is as follows :
"To the chairman of the board of'
trustees of Winthrop Normal and In?
I apply for the admission of my
daughter, or ward,-as a bene?
ficiary scholar in the Winthrop Normal
and Industrial College. She is a
resident of-County, and is
years old. I believe that she possesses
the educational requirements for ad?
mission, and is of good moral charac?
ter, and free frorn contagious diseases.
She is without pecuniary means in
her own right and her parents are un?
able to pay for her education. I cer?
tify that, besides the property includ?
ed in auditor's certificate hereafter
given, the following is all that stands
in the name of the applicant or her
parents, or either or all of them, in
their own right, or in any other
name in tiust for them, wherever said
property is located, to wit:-,
I also certify that the parents of the
applicant, either or both, derive the
fellowing income from personal em
ploymeiit, and that said applicant is
financially unable to attend college."
This application is to be signed by
parent or guardian and the applicant.
As explanatory any circumstances
relating to family may be properly
This application is to be sworn to
before ?some one authorized for such
purpose. Certificates are to be made
by auditor and treasurer as to prop?
erty listed for taxation. Blank forms
of application will be put in the hands
of the county superintendent of edu?
cation is soon as they can be printed
and distributed, and all applications
must conform to these requirements
RHODES' OXFORD SCHOLARSHIPS.
Three South Carolinians May Ob?
tain Places Provided by the
Cecil Rhodes Bequest.
Montreal, June 7.--Dr. Parkin has
receivec. at McGill university the re?
port of Oxford examiners upon the
papers of candidates examined on
April lcth and 14th throughout the
United States. Altogether 120 candi?
dates hi,ve*passed from the different
states aid territories of the union and
thus become eligible for selection as
Rhodes scholars. They include :
I Alabama-James H. Kirkpatrick. "
Georgia-R. P. Brooks, T. H. Wade.
Louisiana-Ralph C. Many, Amasa
North Carolina-Wm. W. Arro wood,
Thomas P. Sprent, Henry Trentham,
J. Horner Winton.
Sonth Carolina-Wilson P. Mills,
Eugene S. Towles, W. H. Yerner.
Tennessee-John A. Harding, G. C.
Scoggin?, John J. Tigert.
Texas-Stanley R. Ashby, Louie N.
Brombe:rg, "Wilson J. Marshall, Harry
Virginia-A. Paul Bagby, H. Lewis
Brown, W. A. Fleet, Severely D.
Mr. Towles is a graduate of the
Charleston college. Mr. Mills' home
is in C amden and he is a graduate of
Davidson college. Mr. Verner is a
Columbian a graduate of the South
Carolina college. He is the proprietor
of a prosperous grammar school'here,
which be has just placed in charge
of another for the coming session
with the inteneicn of taking a trip
QEUWJ.BE TO NQMHATE GRAY.
Democratic State Convention In?
structs Delegates to St. Louis
to Nominate Judge Gray for
Judg ? Gray is Not a Candidate.
Dover, Del, June 7.-Contrary to
the expressed wish (of Judge George
Gray, tt e Delaware Democratic State
convention by a unanimous vote today
instructed its delegates to the St.
Louis national convention to present
the name of Judge Gray to the con?
vention ?is" the choice of the Delaware
Democracy for president and to work
for his nomination.
This a;tion was taken after one of
the most stormy conventions ever held
in the Slate. ' The leader of the oppo?
sition to. the Gray resolution was For?
mer Uni::ed States Senator Richard E.
Kenney, who was opposed to the word
"instruct." He offered a resolution
that the delegates be "requested" to
place Ji.dge Gray's name before the
The fight between the Gray and the
an ti-Gray factions became sb bitter
that the former paid no attention to
Judge G::ay's letter in which he asked
that the delegates be not instructed.
" hey ?'ought to defeat Kenney and
would nDt listen to anything that his
supporters offered. Judge Gray's let?
ter was written to David T. M?rvel
of Wilmington. In it Judge Gray ex?
pressed his great anxiety for harmony
in the Democratic party this year and
held thc.t the national convention
should be left free to select as candi?
date for president the strongest and
most available man. He therefore re?
quested that the delegates selected to
represent Delaware Democrats at St.
Louis ba not bound by instructions,
but be left free to act as che best in?
terests of the Democratic party seem?
ed to require.
Judge Gray knew nothing of the
action ol the convention until inform?
ed by reporters tonight. In reply to
a question as to whether the action of
the contention would change his at?
titude ha said :
"I hf.ve not changed my attitude
at all. I am not a candidate for pres?
ident. The instructions were against
my expressed wisheb. "
WANTED-To sell several pairs
Berksbi-e pigs about May 1st, hilt- i
more blood, pure, and some i;early j
pure. Also good milch cows, young
calves. E. W. Dabbs, Goodwill, S. C. !
THE STATE'S GROWING DEBT.
Borrowing Money to Pay Running
Columbia, June 7.-In a few weeks
the State Treasurer will borrow
about S300,000 or the rest of the money
allowed by law to be borrowed any one
year. A loan of $200,0C0 was effected
some time ago for the payment of
the pensions, and. while all of this
was not used, the interest on State
bonds will benlne soon and it will be
necessary to borrow more. It has
been found that in borrowing all that
can be borrowed at one time a large
amount of money is saved, as the rate
of interest is much lower. It is
thought that there will not be much
difficulty in making ends meet this
year, as the taz money will begin to
come in just as the loan is exhausted.
Despite this, however, the appropri?
ations are over $100,000 greater than
last year, and there is no Government
claim of $90,000 to help the State out.
The mistake in the franchise tax
law caused a big deficit, which was
evidently not looked for by the Legis?
lature, and it is estimated that this
knocked the State out of about $150, -
Oh ! woman.
In your hours of ease
And hard to please,
Why do yen
Hold your dresses so
When on the streets
You're pleased to go?
Say, ladies are you quite aware
The way you hold them
Makes folks stare
Not a little bit
If they are made
So tight to fit?
Or, are you
To their snugness blind
Because you cannot
To learn why people
Grin and pause,
Or do you
Do it just, because?
If you are thin
It's not so bad
When you are somewhat
Thickly clad ;
feut if you
Have a figure-why
Words fail to tell
What meets the eye.
Whatsoe'r it be
That make? the vision
Which we see
Please, this very day,
And hold your skirts
Some other way.
Estate ot Edwd. J? Remberg M, D*,
I WILL apply to the Judge cf Probate
of Sumter County on July 8th, 1904,
for a Final Discharge as Executor of
ARTHUR G. REMBERT,
June 8 -it Executor.
C. P. Osteen, M. D.
No. 18 W. Liberty St.,
(Over Osteen's Book Store),
SUMTER, S. C.
Made by Liddell
' Not only tip wit Ix thc
times, but nany years
ahead, if other systems
. m and . -
Get Particulars from
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Please mention this paper.
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
? For the liver.
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Attention was drawn by Dr. James WANTED-Faithful pers?jn to travel
Shaw at the English Ambidextral *or well established house j in a few
Culture Society to the singular fact counties, calling on retail 'merchants
?u m v M t c WL and agen^- territory. Salary
that the buttons of femme clothes are 820.00 per week with expenses addi
on the wrong side-or rather, since tional, all payable in cash [each week,
women which are wrong, that men's Money for expenses advanced. Position
buttons are cn the right' side of the Permanent Business successful and
, . f , . rushing. Standard House, \330 Dear
wearer, and women's on the left. born streetj Chicago. Wov. ll
This peculiarity Dr. Shaw ascribed, .-.-n ?.? Z??.-???imH?II_I_L__
not to feminine perversity, but to the ri A VT\T"n A rp-po 5 ri W "DTIC
fact that those who set women's fash- v?XUmii?lIjD WlXiUD
ions were supposed to have a maid to J^^^^A^M^^
dress them, from whom this position wittie primary for five dol?ais, pkyah?ein
r variably in advance. \
was more convenient._ \
The State militia encampment will > SHES2FF. \
be held in Columbia this summer. J hereby announce myself a candidate for
Sumter should make a bid for it nest ^^XS&iSS&?^^
year. . w. s. DIXHixs.
At this season of tha year there are many items in an estab?
lishment like ours that have not sold as freely as they ^ere
expected lo, and while we are very fortunate in having but a
limited quantity of that class of merchandise, we want lo dis?
pose* of them, let the loss be what it will, and have made the
cut so deep they ought to move rapidly.
In a good assortment of patterns.
Were 50 Cents-Now 25 Cents.
The homespun effects.
- Were 40 Cents-Now 25 Cents.
WOOL CH ALL! ES.
A very handsome line of patterns particularly desirable for
children's dresses. "Were good sellers at 35 to 40c-now 25cts.
They should have sold at 25 and 35 cents, but they did not,
now they will go at 16 2-3 cents
SILK LACE NOVELTIES.
We sold these freely at 25 tp 25 cents, but there are IO or
12 pieces remaining that we will close out at 19 cents.
We thought better of these than our trade did, the result is
too many on hand The. prices were 30, 25 and 2X lentil
sold they will be'19, 16 2-3 and 12i
These are but a few of the attractions in our dry goods (de?
We have just received a new lina of white goods from the
auction sale of Switzer, Pembroke k Co- This the firm that
recently went into liquidation and their entire stock-$1,200,
000.00-was sold at auction. The goods we received were
manufactured to retail at 25 to 40 cents per yard, but we are
selling them at 15 cents. They should not last long.
LL & GO
J. D. Craig Furniture Co
No. 202 North Main Street.
With a full and complete stock of supplies,
larger than ever before, we are better prepar?
ed to render prompt and satisfactory service.
Calls attended promptly
Day Phone, 14 - Night Phone, 201,
May 23-3m _______
KEEP US IN MIND.
We buy and sell Heal Estate and collect
Rents, in city or country.
We sell all kinds of Insurance, including Fire,
Liie, Accident and Health, representing only
the strongest companies.
We'll appreciate a share ai your business.
WHITE & MCCALLUM,
The Real Estate and Insurance Men.
OFFICE NO. 18 S. MAIN STREET - - PHONE NO. 143.
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