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SOUTH MIMI COLLEGE.
Centennial of Opening January IO.
1905-Program in Full.
Closed in 1862, when its students
-were gone to .the battlefield aDd its
buildings were converted into a. Con?
federate hospital, the historic South
Carolina College ^wss reopened in 1866,
now as the University, by Act passed
December 19, 1885 (anniversary of the
original charter, and young soldiers,
returned from war. Socked to her
halls to take up their deferred schol?
astic training. Until 1S7.*> the Univer?
sity did a great work, educating such
men as Joseph. W. Barnwell, IH,
Gy ll Wylie? and Prof. R. Means
The dark days of Radicalism passed,
it was reopened in ?880, as a College of
Agriculture and Mechanics, support?
ed b^'tfce income of the Pedeiai land
scrip, and in 1882, the Legislature hav?
ing made an appropriation, and the
faculty having been greatly enlarged,
it began its new life under its distin?
guished President Dr. John M. Mc
Bryde, who is now so successful at the
head of the Virginia Polytechnic and
has lately declined the presidency of
the University of Virginia, In "the
legislation of 1865, and 1S79, and 1881,
for the reopening of the College after
the War, the leader was Charles H.
Simonton, a first honor graduate, and,
like ,DeSau?sure, , who led in the
founding of the College, a great
The semi-centennial was celebrated?
December 4, 1854., in connection with j
the commencement, which before the
"War was 'always held in December,
the se>sion opening in January as
from the beginning. Since the Legis?
lature was in session in December, and
there was great pride of State and de?
votion to the State College, most of
the legislators being alumni, the com?
mencement was always a great State
function, the Legislature attending in
i? body along with the Judges and
other officers of State. The semi-cen?
tennial celebration was thus a great
commencement occasion, at which
Dr. James BT. ThornweiL a President,
addressed the graduating class, and
-James L. Pettigrn was centennial ora?
tor. How inspiring to every student
whose^ fortune it was to be in the Col?
lege at that time !
Iz so happens that, the time of meet?
ing of the Legislature having been
changed by the Constitution of 1895,
and she second Tuesday in January,
1905, failing on the 10th day, the
actual centennial day of the opening
of the College will witness very much
the same scene charcteristic of the
ante-bellum commencements of the
South Carolina College; the Lgisla
ture will he present in the capital and
can attend the celebration in a body,
with Judges and State officers, as in
the days of cid. Thus the ceremonies
will be the most impressive ever wit?
nessed by this generation of South
Claro!mian?. Truly it will be a pri?
vilege to be a student of the South
Carolina College in the session of
Th9 universities and colleges of the
United States, and especially the col?
leges and schools within the State,
will be invited to send representatives,
and all living alumni will be expected
to be present. From New York, Hugh
Garden, Dr. Wylie, W. A. Barber,
T. L. Withers, and others: from
Texa>-, D. P. Houston, President of
the Agrieulurai College: from Mis?
sissippi, T. P. Bailey, Professor of
Ethnology in the State University;
from Alabama, Charles H. Barnwell,
* Professor of English in the State Uni?
versity; from North Carolina, W.
C. Coker, Professor of Botany in the
_2?ate University; from Virginia, Pro?
fessors . Davidson, Pritchard and the
McBrydes-these and many more
whose eminence in ether States attests
th9 worth of the College since the
The exercises will continue through
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Janu?
ary Stn to 10th. On Sunday there
will be a centennial sermon in the
morning by the College Chaplain, and
the academic serriion in the evening
by the Rev. John A. Rice, D. D., ?
native of Colletcn County and a grad?
uate of the class of 1885/now psstor of
the First Methodist Cnnrcb, of Mont?
gomery, Alabama Monday, at lia.
m., tnere w??? be welcoming addresses
by the President cf the College, tbe
Governor of the State and the Mnyor
of Columbia, with designated respon?
ses by invited guests. At 4 p. m.,
tho alumni will hold their centennial
meeting. At Sp. m., will be the eel- j
ebration of the Clariosophic and Ea- ?
phradian Societies, orations by alumni I
chosen by the societies. For the
Great Day, ihe program is as follows:!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1905. \
10:30 a. m.1--Academic and civic
procession from the;College Library to j
the Columbia Theater.
11:00a. m.-Centennial Ode; Com-!
meliorative Address on ''The His-!
torie Significance of the South Caro- j
lina College," by ex-Attorn ey-General :
LeRoy F. Yonmans of the class of j
Conferring of Honorary Degrees by j
President Eenjamin Sloan.
3:00 p. m.-Entertainment by the i
5KX) p. m.-Reception by the Facul- j
ty in the Library.
8:00 p. m.-Oration on "The South
Carolina College and the State," by
Hon. Joseph A. McCullough of the
class of 18S5.
10:00 p. m.-Centennial Ball under
the auspices cf the studnets.
Centennial Banquet of ?be Alumni
and Friends of the"College.
YoangMen of the StatP, it is a good
thing to be a Student of the South
Fewer gallons; wears longer; Devoa.
In Praise of Chamberlain's Col?
ic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
"Allow me to give you a few word? in
praise of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy," says Mr. John
Hamlett, of Eagle Pass, Texas. "I suffered
one week with bowel trouble and took all
kinds of medicine without getting any re?
lief, when my friend. Mr. C. Johnson, a
merchant here, advised me to take this
remedy. After taking ore cose I felt
greatly relieved and whex. I had taken the
third dose entiu-iv cured. I think
you from the bcStom of rn> heart for put?
ting this great remedy in the hands of
mankind." For sale by China'? drag
SOUTH O?R?LIH? REiWM
Dantzier not to be Put up Against
Congressman Lever, but Some
Other Negro, or White
Wan, May Be.
Columbia, Sept. 15.-Since last
night's Republican State committee
meeting the Republicn politicians are
wondering just who will be put np in
this district against Congressman
Lever. The convention cf delegates
fer the 7th district will meet in Sum?
ter on September 24, and this conve??
tion. it is understood, wili place in
nomination some one wno can capturo
some votes. A delegate to the district
convention this morning stated that
this candidate would not be Dantzier,
who had announced himself. The del?
egate said that they were not running
this candidate this time for the con?
test money, which is $2,000, but he
admitted that the money would be ac?
cepted if the Republican Congress
awarded it. It was positively stated,
however, that if any candidate was
put up, it would not be Dantzier.
There is a possibility that no candi?
date will be put up in this district,
however, and it is not known what
will be dene in .the 1st distict.
WHO ARE THE DR?CKERS.
The People Who Live in the Sand
Hills of the South.
The Statesboro tragedy has stimu?
lated discussion cf that peculiar ele?
ment of the Southern population wide?
ly known to fame as "crackers." A
writer in the Boston Transcript makes a
notable contribution to the symposium
picturing very fairly on the whole the
virtues and the vices of the 'cracker,"
but, in our opinion, extending the ap?
plication of that title much too far.
Moreover, the picture is vastly over?
laid with romance and imagination.
As a matter of fact, the term '1 crack?
er" was originally applied by the
Southerners, who invented it, to the
low-class whites inhabiting the sand
hills of South Carolina, Georgia and
Florida, whereas the corresponding
class inhabiting the highands of North
Carolina, Tennessee, the Virginias and
Kentucky, were almost invariably
called "mountaineers. "..-No doubt, ex?
cepting some few and comparatively
insignificant,. inf usions, they have a
common origin, tO/Wit: The criminals
first sent over here by the London
Company, by Oglethorpe, and other
pioneers of English occupation.
But Prof., John Riske, of Harvard
University,c has left little room for
controversy in this regard. His great
work, "Virginia and Her Neighbors, "
tells the whole story ftf the coloniza?
tion cf America so far as the United
Kingdom is concerned, and novelists
innumerable have adorned and beauti?
fied it with, mingled fact and fancy.
We know that New England was set?
tled by tile yeomanry of the old coun?
try ; that Maryland received the fugi?
tive Catholics, and Delaware, New
Jersey, and Charleston, S. C., were
sought in great numbers by .the Hu?
guenots. But the earlier colonists sent
out to Virginia and the Carolinas
were criminals--politica'} and other?
wise-and those exported to Jamestown
by the London Company were under
bonds cf servitude. Oglethorpe's ear?
lier recruits were perhaps the worst
of all. Bat these conditions did not
last. The bondsmen, as they com?
pleted their terms of service, moved
South and West, finding refuge in the
mountains and the sandy lands, and
I the labor problem in the rich agricul?
tural regions was solved by the impor?
tation of negro slaves from Africa.
The Dutch began it, but our good
seafaring friends of New England som
monopolized the traffic, and then a
readjustment of the population was
effected. The fernie plantations were
occupied by the aristocrats and their
slaves. The towns filled up with
tradesmen, artisans, doctors, attor?
neys, etc., and the earlier colonists
retreated to. the poor lands ?nd the
mountains, where they live today,
very-much as their ancestors did two
hundred years ago. Their "loyalty"
during the civil war was merely an ex?
pression of their antipathy to the
privileged class. Titeir feeling toward
the negro today is the legacy of an
For ourselves, we differentiate the
"crackers" and the mountaineers.
Originally they may have had a com?
mon or at least equally forlorn origin:
but today the highlander of the Vir?
ginias, North Carolina, Tennessee
and Kentucky is greatly the superior
of the Florida and Georiga sand-hi'ier
in everything that makes for mau
hood. They have their feuds-bitter
and cruel as can' be found in any
chronicle of Scotland-but they are
odd and self-reliant men, rcspterin^
women with chivalrous vigilance, hos?
pitable, loyal, bravci to heroism. It
may please outsiders to call t b em
"crackers." Sneb, however, is not
our idea of pronrietv.-Washington
Thc Greenwood News thinks " this
recent idea which has sprung up all
over the country" of thanking people
through the newspapers for attentions
to the sick and for votes in the elec?
tion "a misconception of the proprie?
ties." Perhaps so: it is certainly a
"miconception" of the oflice of a
\ newspaper tD expect it to publish these
cards of thanks free-qs some persons
I do. The former is a matter of taste,
i and it may be said "dc gusti bus non
disputandum" : but the letter is ;\
matter of business that the new.spr.pers
must rec?late for themselves.-New?
Eincr?ency Med icmt>.
It is a grvat conveni r.ce tu have .-if j
hand reliable reined;^ for use it; < H-H of
accident and for fi?g!:t injuries und ail-j
meuts. A good ?nime?t ??u? one *,hat is j
fast becoming a fav?--* i't ir not :i house- j
hold necessity is? Chamberlain's Pain
Balm. By applying it promptly to a cut,
bruise or burn it ?iii ivs the pain ano
causes the injury to heal ih about ont
third the time usually required, acid as it
is an antiseptic :t prevents ?w y on cer
b!o<?d poii-onin^. When Pain Ba!tn is
bent at hand a -pn?u may te teated be?
fore irilammatiop sets in, which insures a
quick recovery. For sale by China's drug?
?T PORT ABTH?B.
Japanese Capture Five Hundred
Russian Cavalry who Make
Chefoo, Sept. 17.-A Japanese who
arrived today" from Dalny reports a
terrific bomardment of Port Arthur
by the Japanese on September loth
and 16tb. He also reports that five
hundred Russian cavalry who attempt?
ed to drive the Japanese from Palich
waug were captured. Palichwang is
a strategic position just outside of
Port Arthur which the Japanese have
held some time.
Gen. Kuropatkin woved to Harbin.
Tokio, Sept. 17.-Tne Japanese
front is now confronting the Russian
outposts south and east of Mukden.
General Kuropatkin, it is reported,
has already moved his head quarters
St. Petersburg, Sept. 17.-It is re?
ported here that outpost firing has be?
gun south of Mukden, and also in the
direction of the Liao River, indicat?
ing that a general engagement between
the Japanese and Russians is immi?
nent although toward the East the
movements of Gen. Kuroki are still
veiled in uncertainty. The General
Staff do not bleieve Gen. Kuropatkin
intends to hold Mukden against the
Japanese unless the course of the bat?
tle is unexpectedly favorable.
IS IT WELL?
The following lines are affectionate?
ly inscribed to my bereaved friend,
j Mrs. Juiia F. Folk, of Providence,
! It is well ! It is well ! was the doleful
Which I caught from the chimes of a
When a sleeping form, manly, noble.
With evergreen wreaths, and robes so
Was tenderly laid, beneath the sod,
Where myrtles, daisies and violets nod.
Caught I the right sound, from the
D\? its pealing echoes say, "It is
Was it weil for the mother, that loved
one to lay
So sadly and coldly in silence away?
Was it well, from their casket of jew?
els so rare
To pluck out a gem, so wondrously
Was it well for the man-from his
home love torn,
From his usefulness on earth, so hur?
riedly borne? "
Ere yet he had sounded the depths of
Or dreamed of the beauty revealed by
There are visions of loneliness, linger?
Even here in this valley, the home of
For earth is a dwelling to mortals
In beauty and happiness rivaling
With moments of gladness, when joy
rules" the soul
And the powers of darkness no longer
And yet he was suddenly taken away
lu tne rosy dawn of his manhood's
From friendship's holy joy half tasted,
Affection's treasured stores un wasted,
And the priceless wealth of his fer?
Imprisoned Lere, like the fledgling
Whose wings have never ess? j ed to
In joy and flight towards the sun-lit
Is it well that he may no longer know
The triads of earth-its sins and its
Those visions of beauty have vanished
Like meteors swift, on the pathway of
The hopes that are brightest oft beam
The joys that are sweetest first leave
us to grieve.
Then hushed be each sigh, as we
think of his rest,
With the fragrant turf o'er his peace?
When the warblers of summer are all
For nature's praise-in the glowing
And his bright, noble spirit more glad
In the land so near-so far away
Is waiting to come, on radiant wings
In the train cf tho. glorious^ * King of
When each precious gem now hid in
tl ie ground
.Shall burst into life at the trumpet's
All crowned and robed in immortal
Outshining the starry gems of night.
For our trust in the promise Jesus
Of such, dear one, is the kingdom of
And ir. fulness of hone and comfort we
It is well with vour hov ! oh ! yes it is
N. K. B.
Sumter, S. C., Sept. 9, 1904.
"Whit Is T?fe?
bi the last analysis nobody know?, but j
we do know that it is under strict law.
Abase that law sven slightly, pain result?.1
Irregular living means derangement of i
the organs, resulting in Constipation. |
Headache or Liver trouble. Dr. King's j
New Life ?-ills quick!}- re-adjust? this. Ii?? j
gentle, yet thorough. Only 25e at J. F.
W. DeLorme's drug store.
N. G. Osteen, Jr., j
SURGEON DENTIST, !
No. 18 W. Liberty St, j
(Over Osteen's Book Store ) i
SUMTER, S. C.
Office hours, 9 To 1.30 ; 2.30 J
to 6 _ _I
C. P. Osieen, M. D. ;
So. 18 W. Liberty St.. j
(Ovi-rOsieen's Bonk Store!, [
SUMTER. S. C.
THE CZARS LIFE THREATENED.
Happenings in the imperial Palace
Have Thrown the Czar's
Household Into a State of
St. Petersburg, Sept. 14.-Via
Frontier : A court attendant is the au?
thority for the following stor\\ A
fortnight ago the Czar found written
on a blotting pad on Ins desk, these
words, ''Beware, your iife is threaten?
ed." The Czar at once ordered in?
quiries made, but efforts to find the
culprit were unavailing. Three days
later the incident was repeated. The
Czar then summoned a general who is
noted for his detective skill. The
general fearing: his own life was in
danger, surrounded himself with body
guards. The next morning he found
the following words on his own pad :
"You have nothing to fear, the game
we are after is too big for us to
trouble with old fools like you." The
whole imperial household is reported
to be in a state of panic ever since.
Rome, Sept 16-All Italy is en fete to?
day over the birth last nigh of an heir
to the throne All business has been
suspended. The Vatican is specially
gratified that the new prince has been
named Prince of Piedmont, giving
this name as a token to indicate that
the government is not as decidedly
opposed to. the church as heretofore.
Cardinal Richelmy, Archbishop of
Turin will be asked to baptize the lit?
What's in a Name?
Everything is in the name when it comes
to Witch Hazel Salve. E. C. De Wilt ? Co.
of Chicago, discovered some years ago how
to make a salve from Witch Hazel that is
a specific for Piles. For blind, bleeding,
itching and protruding Piles, eczema,
cuts, burns, braises and all skin diseases,
Dewitt's Salve h&s no equal. This has
giren rife to numerous worthless counter?
feits. Ask for DeWitt'f-the genuine.
Sold by O. B. Davis.
Rome, Sept. 17.-One hundred and
nine children were born in Rome the
same day as the heir to the Italian
throne, which is four times the aver?
age for a days' births. In all cases
where the parents are willing the
state will educate the male children
born that day at the military colleges
ft refers to Dr. Tutt's Liver Pi??s and
Are you constipated?
Troubled with in??gest?cz?
ANY of these symptoms and many cifcor^
indicate inaction of the LIVER.
Take No Subs&atf
Flit your life away, take a les?
son from the ant, not from the
butterfly, and provide for the
Io ?seple Endowment Policy
In the Penn Mutual Life In?
surance Co. will insure peace
and comfort for your old age
- if you live-or will protect
and provide for your family if
Opportunities for good men
to act as representatives.
P. MOSES, JR.,
Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Sumter, S. C.
Glean Springs Railroad Schedule.
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.
E v F L:< T i v i-: j i ; x E ?. i oo+.
LY Glenn Spies. 0 :?) am!Lv Spartanbg 4 io pm
Ar Roebuck !? 35 : mJA ;. Roebuck 4 ~."> pm
LY Roebuck 3 45am?Lv Roebuck 335pm
Ai- Spartanb'g IO 'JO am I AT Glenn Sp.gs. ?25 pm
ll. s. SIMPSON. President.
Ii Ri? N?TI8N?L BMX
of Sumter, 8. C.
THE Comptroller cf 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, - - - '.00,000 00
Surplus and Undivided Prof?
its, - - 25.000 00
Total Security for Depositors, $220,000 00
ONLY N?TI0NLA BANK lb 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. LE M MON, JOHN REID,
y. P. KICKER.
H. L. Er MUNDS, Cashier.
R. 1). LEE. Solicitor.
J. L. MeCritam, D. J. Winn, Jr.
<>?;vsr L. Yates.
Tho Kind Yon Have Always Bought, and which has been,
in use for over 30 years, has borne the Signatare of
and has been made under his per
?^5^7^*, sonai supervision since its infancy?
, >\??C*ufi? Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good *' are but
^Experiments that trifie with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment*
What Is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare?
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worm?
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving ficalthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend.
G?NU!NE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
le Kind You Haye Always Bought
fi Use For Over 30 Years.
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OUT H E RN
No 142 No ,140
2 15 pm 7 00 am
ll 40 am
11 40 am
12 30 pm
6 10 am 10 55 pm
11 45 am 5 30 am
8 30 pm ll 10 am
12 35 am 3 30 pm
1 30 am 4 55 om
7 15 pm
8 15 pm
7 30 pm
Effective Apr. 17, 1904.
6 00 pm
8 35 pm
9 40 am
9 45 am
4 15 pm
Lv Sumter Ar 9 15 am
Ar Charleston Lv 3 20 am
Ar Columbia Lv 7 20 am
Ar Augusta Lv
Ar Atlanta 10 55 Lv 10 55
Ar Birmingham Lv 5 20
Ar New Orleans Lv
Ar Spartanburg Lv 3 30
Ar Greenville Lv 4 55
Ar Asheville Lv
Ar Louisville Lv
Ar Cincinnati Lv
Ar Camden Lv
Ar Rock Hill Lv
Ar Charlotte Lv
Ar Washington Lv
Ar New York Lv
5 45 pm
7 10 am
6 55 am
ll 45 pm
.: 4 10 pia
~9 20 am
10 35 am
9 40 air
7 05 ans
7 40 am
8 30 am
2 00 pm
9 25 air
8 10 ail
9 50 po
3 25 pia
Trains 142 and 143 make eloso connection at Samte: Junction with 117 going Norai
via Camden and Rock Hill, and No. 118 for Charleston and Atlanta via^ugusta or Co?
Trains 140 and 141 make close connection at Ringville for Charleston and Co?nm
bia, and at Columbiawitri s.ohd Pullman trains composed of elegant Dining Cars, PrE
man Compartment, Club Library, Observation and Drawing-room Sleeping Cars -to
and from Northern and "Western points.
For full information or reservations apply to ^.ny agent or address
S. K. Hardwick. C. H. A ekari
P. T. M., J. H. Ciack, General Manager,
Washington, D. C. Agent, Washington, I). C.
W. H. Taylce, Psir.ter. -:. C. Brook? Morgan,
Gen. Pass. Agent. A. G. P. A.,
Washington, P. C. R. W. Hont, D. P. A., Atlanta, Ga.
Charleston, S. C.
Effective Sept. ll, 1904.
Passenger Trains arriving and leaving Sumter.
Train 35 Florence to Augusta. Arrives 5 15 am
" 54 Columbia to Wilmington M 8 10 am
:c *57 Gibson to Sumter " 9 20 aar
" 52 Charleston to Columbia and Greenville Leaves 9 21 am
" 46 Orangeburg to Charleston (TuesdV,Thursd'y,Satnrd'y) " 9 25 am
" 53 Greenville and Columbia to Charleston " 6 20 pm
32 .\ugnsta to Florence 11 6 30 pm
M *56 Sumter to Gibson u 6 50 pm
** 47 Charleston to Orangeburg (Tuesd'y, Thursd'y, Saturd'y) M 8 15 pm
11 55 Wilmington to Columbia M 9 25 pm
Freight Trains carrying Passengers.
Train *24 Sumter to Kartsville Leaves 6 30 am
. ** * 1 Bishopville to Sumter Arrives 9 00 am
w * 2 Sumter to Bishopville Leaves 9 50 am
4* *l?? Sumter to Robbins Leaves 10 00 am
" *11 Florence to Sumter Arrives ] 50 pm
" *12 Sumter to Florence Leaves 2 50 pm
" *20 Robbins to Sum;.er Arrives 7 30 pm
" *25 HartsviIle to Sumter Arrives 7 40 pm
Train *70 Camdan to Sumter Arrives 9 00 an
" *71 Sumter to Camden .Leaves 9 30 am
" *fi8 Camden to Sumter ?? 5 45 po
" *7'2 Wilson Mill to Sumter Arrivete 12 30 pm
'; *73 Sumter to Wilson Mill Leaves 3 00 pm
;< *69 Sumter to Cnmd?u " g 95 pm
Trains marked * daily except Sunday ; all oth<-r trains daily.
For further information, apply to
J. T. CHINA, Ticket Agent A. C. L.