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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1904.
The Sumter Watchman was founded in
.3.850 fcud the True Southron in 1866. The
Watchman aitd Southron now has the cora
>ined circulation and influence of botii of
?he old pape, s, aiid.is'manifestly the best
?vcrsising medium in Sumter.
Weekly Crop Bulletin.
Columbia, Jnne 14.- The week end
fjtiEi:r S a. m., June 13th, had a mean
temperature of 75 degrees, which ?s
:; about 4 below normal, due to nearly
normal temperatures during the first
four days and abnormally cool weather
during the last three. The cool
weather was accompanied by fresh to
brisk northeast winda, and unusually
low relative humidity. The sunshine
was normal in places and balow in
The greater poi ..lon of the State had
from one to ovez two inches of rain
g on three days. The upper Savannah
valley had less than an inch, while in
parts cf York County and a few small
areas in other sections, the drought
is unbroken, and crops are suffering
for moisture. Streams are very low,
and many wells are failing in the cen
destructive wind and hail storm
jd Pickens connty ; the track cf
the hail storm-was about half a mile
wide and ali crops in this path were
destroyed. There were also damaging
wind storms in Spartanburg and Sum?
ter counties, and nail occurred at var?
ions places in the northern and north?
eastern counties doing some damage to
The weather was generally favorable
for cultivation of field crops, but with
large areas where the ground was too
vet to work, and where fields have
become foul Asa role corn, cotton,
tobacco, rice and minor crops are clean
andi well cultivated, and bare made
marked improvement during the last
- C?r? made steady improvement in
all parts- cf the State, and, although
small, is growing nicely and has a
healthy color. Earliest corn is being
laid by. . With few! and unimportant
exceptions, cotton has now attained
fall stands, although somewhat irreg
niar ones- as to size. The plants are
small for the season, but have good
color and are growing nicely. Lice
are. reported from Abbeville connty.
Sanares have been reported from near?
ly aH sections, and a few blooms have
been no?ed in Orangeburg county. In
places fields are becoming fool Sea
island cotton shared in the geneal im?
provement -and now bas full bnt irreg?
ular' stands and good color.
Tobacco improved, and is being
* ' primed. - ' Bice planting continues
and -the crop is making satisfactory
growth. Wheat ard oats harvest- is
nearing completion; the yields of
wheat are best, in the extreme western
counties and only fair to poor in the
central cues. The oats crop is best in
the eastern counties where in places
the yields are heavy. Late cats show
some improvement. Both grains have
been housed in good condition, where
cut, with only slight damage from the
Stubble fields are being sown to
peas. The rains came too late tc ben?
efit truck but gardens and pastures
afoow great improvement.
PISGAH HEWS LETTER.
Pisgah, June 15.- The rains last
week here were very irregular some
places heavy ard at otbrr places light.
The crops felt the effec t of the mois?
ture and look welL Cotton is grow?
ing, but this cool weather will stunt
it, for a short time, but it will get
there all the same a3 it generally does.
It is a mistake to believe that all the
fertilizers bought are used under cot?
ton. I think fully a third is used un?
der corn and on small grain. Oats
terned ont very well, especially where
they bad top dressing. The prospect
for a fine corn crop is good. It has
been fertilized? mo!e heavily than I
hare ever seen before, and if the sea?
son* continue good the western coro
sellers will have to ship their corn to
some other place than this section.
Several farmers still have trouble
with labor, by their hands running off
from law snits, etc. The great mass
of young people don't seem to have
any view in life but to drift from
place to place. If all the country was
this way we would soon go to the dogs.
The government remedy to kill the
boll weevil by importing ants may do
more harm than good. They might
sting people who go barefoot in the
summer, so they could not walk about
Lots of people go barefooted in the
sommer and they say it is so much
more comfortable than to wear shoes,
even if it is not strictly fashionable
Judge Parker's silence seems to
worry a let of people, and newspapers.
I guess the Judge knows when it will
be best to talk. Of all contemptible
people the tattler is. Y'ou can find
them in all neighborhoods and they
know more &lx>ut your business than
yon do yourself. So many tell the
Jndge what to do or say, but he pre?
serves a dignified silence through it
all I hope he will be nominated and
The political situation in tho coun?
ty and State seems to be without en?
ergy, We must get up a few scraps
like Evans and Mobley had in Colum?
bia the other day, so as to put some
life in the campaign.
The spirit of lawlessness in this day
and time is a feast of fat things for
tho lawyers. Lots of them are making
money off the fusses of people.
The spirit of the Colorado union
men, if continued will be the death
knell of labor organizations in this
country. Before the war, there was
no such things as labor unions and
strikers, and the country prospered
as it never has. A good workman will
ever find work to do and get paid for
it. But of late years people have gone
money crazy, and every fellow tries to
beat some one so as to add to his pile,
for* the standard of manhood and
womanhood is now measured to a large
extent by the wheels they can show.
The Board of Trustees of the South
Carolina college made no mistake in
the election of Dr. Gordon B. Moore
to a professorship. He is a scholar
learned and profound, and his sweet
Christian spirit will have a fine effect
on the young men he teaches.
MAGNOLIA NEWS NOTES.
Death of Mr. Jacob Keels-Forest Col?
lins Kills a Negro.
Magnolia, June 14.-Mr. Jacob
Keels, brother of the late Capt. D. E.
Keels, after a lingering illness of sev?
eral months, died at his home this
morning at 8 o'clock, aged 74 years.
Two daughters and a son survive him.
Forest Collins, overseer at Alderman
& Co, 's mill, several miles below here,
shot and killed one of the negro hands
on the evening of the 10th inst. It
seems that Mr. Collins cursed the ne?
gro and he cursed him back, where?
upon Mr. Collins produced a pistol
and shot him three times, the third
shot was fired while the negro was
running, which* from report, was the
?Ltal shot, lt is reported that Mr.
Collins has surrendered himself tc the
Sheriff of Sumter county, as the diffi?
culty occurred in said county. There
are, of course, conflicting reports as
to the trouble leading to this tragedy.
Mr. Walton J. McLeod of this place
md Miss Pauline Mullins of Marion,
will be made man and wife tomorrow
at the home of the soon to be bride.
Extensive preparations are being made
to give Walton a rousing up-to-date
serenade, eclipsing all prior serenades.
Rev. and MTS. D. M. McLeod ar?
rived here this afternoon.
KILLING NOT IN SUMTER COUNTY.
Forest Collins Killed Negro in Clarendon
County and Surrendered to Sheriff
of Thai County.
The homicide at one of the Alder
nan Sons Co's, lumber camps, several
niles south of Lynchburg, reported by
DUT Magnolia correspondent, occurred
m Saturday. The lumber camp is lo?
cated in Clarendon county, it is
stated, and Mr. Forest Collins, who
mot the negro, bas surrendered, but
to the Sheriff of Clarendon, instead of
?o the Sheriff of this county. Inquiry
it the Sheriff's office elicited but little
information. Deputy Sheriff Gaillard
srho was in charge of the office having
beard none of the details. On Monday
"Sheriff Scarborough accompanied Mr.
Charles Collins, of Bishopville, a
brother of Forest Collins, to Alcolu,
when he went down to investigate the
matter and to render such aid as he
:ould to his brother, Sheriff Scarbor?
ough went in the capacity of a friend
Df Mr. Charles Collins and not official?
The Pee, Dee Summer School.
Hartsville, S. C., June 13, 1904.
The Pee Dee Summer School, which
holds its session in the Welsh Neck
High School June 29th to July 26tfa is
not only for teachers but for any one
interested in the courses given. The
instructors are able teachers, and the
instruction will be thorough and at?
tractive. Board can be had In the
dormitories for ?12.00 for the four
wetk>. The railroads will selljjtickets
from all points in South Carolina of
one round fare plus 25c. The town
has appointed a committee on enter?
tainment, who will provide amuse?
ments for the attendants of the Sum?
mer School. J. W. Gaines,
Ass't Supt. Pee Dee Summer School.
Will Retire From Cabinet.
Washington, Jure M.-Although
the attorney general refuses either to
deny or affirm the statement, it is
learned from a high source that it is
bis intention to retire from the cabinet
within the next few days or as soon
as his appointment as United States
senator from the State of Pennsylvania
is received from Gov. Pennypacker.
He will be succeeded by Mr. Moody,
the present secretary of the navy.
It is said that after a conference with
the president Attorney General Knox
conclnded that his action in retiring
at once from the department of justice
would be in accordance witiTthe spirit
of the constitution which provides
that each State shall have two sena?
tors and empowers the governor to
appoint in case of vacancy. j
Wm - .. ., . j..
AS TO CAMPAI6N DAY.
County Chairman Dabbs Outlines the
Programme and Requests a Large
j Mr. Editor: The State campaign
; opens in ' Snmter on Tuesday 21st.
j Can w 3 not give the candidates a good
send off by turning out in force on
that clay, to let them see that the
"unte rrified Democracy" of the Game
Cock county will scrutinize their rec?
ords pretty closely?
I wim to call the meeting to order
promptly at ll o'clock and trust the
! candidates will have their time and
j order of speaking arranged beforehand,
j so the.t taere may be no hitch in the
proceedings. Our legislative delega?
tion, the county officials, members of
County Executive Committee from
the three Snmter Clubs, the Hon.
Mayor, and you newspaper gentlemen
are hereby appointed a reception com
. mittee, and requested to show the can
I didatesi as ranch attention as you can.
Whether elected or defeated let us
! make them wish they could live in
good o?d Snmter county. If they will
quit running for office and settle down
to make good law abiding citizens we
have room for them all, and will ex?
tend a hearty welcome, I know that
it is a very busy season with all of ns
farmers, and if the County Conven?
tion had not very unexpectedly honor?
ed me with the office of County Chair?
man, li would very likely stay at
home ; but occupying that position, I
II would like to see all of my friends
and enemies too, if I have any, turn
out, and keep me and the candidates
from being lonesome.
Yours for a big meeting,
E. W. Dabbs,
Herald and Freeman please copy.
R. I. Manning, Chairman, Alta?
mont Moses, T. B. Fraser, Jno. H.
Clitfon, M. Moise, H. L. B. Wells,
W. J. Dinkins, H. G. Osteen, E. F.
Miller, J. M. Knifght, L. L Parrott,
H. F. Wilson, Thos. V. Walsh, W.
H. Seale, J. Diggs Wilder, T. W.
Lee, H.. W. Scarborough, S. D.
Cain, S. F. Flowers, Mayor Geo. W.
Dick,. A. K. Sanders, J. T. McNeill
and F. E. Thomas,
BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT
Hon. A. F. Lever Will be Returned to
Congress for Another Term.
The card of Hon. A. F. Lever, an?
nouncing that he will be a candidate
in the Democratic primary for the
nomination to succeed himself as the
Representative in Congress of the Sev?
enth District, appears today. Mr.
Lever will have no opposition for the
nomination, which is the highest
compliment that the Democrats of
this distiict could pay him. It shows
that his strength is so great with the
voters of his district that those who
have Congressional ambitions realize
that opposition would be fruitless.
Mr. Lever's course in Congress and
the business-like and prompt atten?
tion he has given to all matters per?
taining to the interest of this district as
a whole, or of any city, town, precinct
or person has met with the unquali?
fied endorsement of his constituents
and be willi be returned to Congress
by unanimous consent.
CROSSES OF HONOR.
Have Arrived and Can be Had From the
President, Mrs. Altamont Moses.
The following Veterans whose names
were read June 3d, are entitled to the
sanie i **
A vin, J R.~ Co. C., Palmetto Bat?
Barrett, J. W.-Co. I., 1st Reg. S.
Bradford J. W.-Co. B., 5th at. S.
Brown, J. S. R.-Co. B., 5th Bat. S.
Branson, joel E.-Co. B, 5th Bat. S.
Brown, R. S.-Co. G., Hampton Le?
Burkett, T. H.-Co. D., 2d Reg.
s. C. V.
Cain, W. C.-Co. B, Cadets.
China, A. J.-Asst. Surgeon C. S.
Dinkinu, W. J.-Co. D, 7th Cavalry.
Duncan, D. P.-Co. A., Cadets.
Fox wor th, J. A.-Co. B, 5th Bat. S.
Fraser, W. W.- Co. K, 9th Reg't S.
Hair, W. W.-9th Reg't. S. C. V.
g Hancock. George-Co. G, 20th Reg't
S. C. V.
Harbv, Horace-Co. C., Whites
Holge, O. T.-Co. G, 23d Reg't.
Je minga, Rich'd.-Co. C., Palmetto
Jones, S. J.-Co. G, Palmetto Bat?
Lewis, Joseph.-Co. K, 23d Reg't
Mack, R. M.-Co. B., 5th Bat. S.
Morris, Henry -E. 7th Bat.
Moses, A. J.-Co; B., 5th Bat. S.
Nettles, J. A.-Palmetto Bat., Art.
NortoD, W. B.-Co. C., Palmetto
Partin, W. A.-Co. G, 20 Reg't.
Rogers, R. M.-Co. H, 5th S. C. C.
Scaffe, T. C.-Co. A, Palmetto Bat.
Scarborough, W. D-Co. E, Pal?
Warren, A. G.-Walter's Lt. Artil.
Wells, D. W.-Co. A, 9th Reg't.
Wilson J. P.-Co. F, 8th Reg't.
Witherspoon, R. H.-Palmetto Bat. '
County papers please copy.
Alderman Elected President of
University of Virginia.
Charlottesville, Va., June ll-Ed?
win A. Alderman, president of Tulane
university, the leading educational
institution of the Gulf States, was
today unanimously elected president
of the Uaiveristy of Virginia by the
board of visitors, the governing body
of tho institution.
While no notice of acceptance has
been as yet received from Dr. Alder?
man in sus wer to the notification of
election it is not believed he will de?
cline, r t is official duties will begin
in September at the opening of the
CROP OUTLOOK IN TWO COUNTIES.
Having gone over the better part of
the two counties of Sumter and Lee,
I am prepared to say that the outlook
tor a crop notwithstanding the un?
favorable spring is most excellent, and
this because men are giving more time
and attention to preparation, fertiliz?
ing, cultivation, etc. Hut notwith?
standing this here and there yen will
find a sinner adhering to the old ways
and methods. You can't convince
him that it is folly to carry a stone
in one end of the bag to balance the
corn in the other, that he does not
lighten the burden one iota to his
beast, if, while carrying it on his
shoulder he is astride the animal.
There are men who seem to think
their wisdom o* such superlative ex?
cellence as to be superior to nature, it
matters not what or how they are
right and nature wrong etc. One gets
out of patience in talking to, or
writing about them.
Some as good cotton as I saw was
just above Bishopville on the Camden
road. As good corn as I have seen was
that of Maj. Burroughs up near Rem
bert church. That of Algie Alston,
E. E. Remberfc and a small patch of
J. L. Jackson is next. Certain men
deserve mention for the neatness, thor?
oughness, etc., of their farming opera?
tions. D. V. Keels, W. J. Young, E.
E. Rembert, Algie Alston, Charles and
Julien Sanders, W. M. Lenoir, C. L.
Emanuel are models in this respect.
Our own community, the Peninsula
and vicinity, has been visited with the
superabundant rains, some hail, not
enough to hurt; in consequence grass
is somewhat abundant.
The oat crop is harvested in fair
condition. Would that we had plenty
of threshers going through the coun?
There was a shooting scrape on D.
V. Keels' farm Saturday night, June
ll, that came near being serious. Two
negro women, one the wife, concluded
to whip a negro man, and when he did
not submit gracefully the unmarried
one concluded to go into the carving
business and produced for this purpose
a Dig sharp knife.
When she was aboot to begin the
buck whipped out a pistol and began
to shoot. The carver loosed his col?
lar and with the wife fled, not before,
however, the latter received a flesh
wonnd in the neck.
The health cf our community is
good. There is plenty of typhoid fever
in the sandhills around New Hope
Church, some serious cases.
Mr. Hagood is not wife hunting and
goes only where his business calls.
Can he be of any help to Pisgah cor?
Hagood, June 13, 1904.
Rev. F. M. Satterwhite Reports Result of
Coliection for Charity.
Some weeks ago, at the suggestion
of Dr. Mood, his physician, I solicited
aid to buy a brace for a young man at
the cotton milL Curvature of the
spine was fast producing permanent
paralysis. This only promise of relief
he was unable to secure. It was or?
dered and is now in use.
The estimated cost was fom $35 to
$40. I stopped as soon as I felt safely
past the latter. $4?. 97. from a hun?
dred and six contributions appeared
as a reeult. This I deposited with the
Cashier of the Bank of Sumter.
The cost proved to be only $22.50,
thus leaving a balance of $20.47. This
I have terned into the empty treasury
of the Associated Charities, believing
it would be approved by the contrib?
Let me say in conclusion, that the
task was made easy by the courtesy
and liberality manifested almost with?
out exception, I record my apprecia?
I would also express thanks in be?
half of those benefitted. The Sumter
people have attained a high level in
such matters. May it never be low?
ered. Such a spirit and practice is
never without its reward.
F. M. Satterwhite.
The announcement cards of candidates will
be published in these columns until tho D?m?
ocratie primary for five dollars, payable in?
variably in advance.
I, hereby, announce myself a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for the 59th Con
press, from the Seventh Congressional Dis?
trict of South Carolina, and pledge myself to
abide the result of the primary, and to
support tiie noisiness of the partv.
A. F. LEVER.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for
Sheriff or Sumter County, subject to the de?
cision of the Democratic primary election.
W. S. DINK INS.
COUNTY COMMITTEE MEETING.
ALL MEMBERS of the County Ex?
ecutive Committee for Sumter county,
are hereby required to meet at Sumter,
C. H., S. C., on Tuesday, June 2lst,
at 10 a. m. A full meeting is re?
quested, I as assessments and county
meetings will have to be arranged for.
E. W. DABBS,
H. L. B. WELLS,
Sec. and Treas. June 6.
Freeman and Herald please copy.
WANTED-To sdi several pairs
Berkshire pigs about May 1st, Bilt
more blood, pure, and some nearly
pure. Also good milch cows, young
calves. E. W. Dabbs, Goodwill, S. C.
Estate of Edwd. J. Rembert, M> D.,
I WILL apply to the Judge of Probate
of Sumter County on July 8th, 1904,
for a Final Discharge as Executor of
ARTHUR G. REMBERT,
June 8-4t Executor.
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
The Welsh Neck High School
Has just dosed a prosperous session, enroll?
ing 194 boarding students. 1rs catalogues
are now ready for distribution. Send us
your address and we will take pleasure in
mailing one to you You will enjoy look?
ing over it.
J. W. GAINES, Prin.,
Hartsville, S. C.
June 15-3 rn
At this season of the year there are many items in an estab?
lishment like ours that have not sold as freely as they were
expected to, and while we are very fortunate in having but a
limited quantity of that class of merchandise, we want to dis?
pose of them, let the loss be what it will, and have made the
cut so deep they ought to move rapidly.
Jn a good assortment of patterns.
Were 50 Cents-Now 25 Cents.
The homespun effects. ^
Were 40 Cents-Now 25 Cents.
WOOL CH ALLI 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 to 35 cents, but there are 10 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 20. JJ'n?l
sold they will be 19, 16 2-3 and 12?.
These are but a few of the attractions in our dry goods de?
We have just received a new line 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.
O'DONNELL & COMPANY
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.
M ay ?5- Sm _^mm
KEEP US IN MIND.
We buy and sell Real Estate and collect
Rents, in city or country.
We sell all kinds of Insurance, including Fire,
Lite, Accident and Health, representing only
the strongest companies.
We'll appreciate a share af your business.
WHITE & MCCALLUM,
The Real Estate and Insurance Men.
OFFICE NO. 18 S. MAIN STREET - - PHONE NO. 143.