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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1904.
The Sumter Watchman was founded iu
1850 and the True Southron in 1866. The
Watchman and Southron now bas the com?
bined circulation, and influence of both of
the old papers, and is manifestly the best
advertising medium in Sumter.
The Le6 county officials who were
sot renominated in the primary are
leaguing, strange to say, for as a
rale public officials hold on to their
Jobs as long as possible. Treasurer
Barrott and Magistrate Jeo. C. Rh ame
have already banded in their resigna?
?he Russians have renewed their
old tactics and havs-coramenced blow?
ing np their own ships wit? their own
mines at Port Arthur. If they blow
np a few more the Baltic fleet will
find no Russian ships to welcome
them when they arrive :n Eastern
The lynching at Kersliaw Saturday
night shows how the mob spirit is de?
veloping, and extending in South Car?
olina, At the present rate lynch law
will be extended before long to cover
all classes of crime and we can dis?
pense with courts except for the trial
of damage suits against railroads and
Cotton has declined below 10 cents
in price, and three-fourths of a cent a
"pound kirana a good deal to the farm?
ers whose margin of profit is none too
great. Noone can safely predict the
intnre fluctuations in cotton prices
and it is unsafe to coffer advice, but it
-eeks like cotton is too cheap this
year at anything below ten cents.
It appears to a disinterested obser?
ver, who must form an opinion from
what has been published in the Dar?
lington papers and in t he correspond?
ence' sent ont from Darlington, that
the "calling out of the Darlington
Guards was an over-abundance of pre?
caution and a most grave, and damag?
ing reliction upon the people of Dar?
lington county. N
Colombians may now drink Con
garee water without fear and trem?
bling and inward qualms. The com:
mitee of water experts, imported at
\ large expense, has given a solemn ver J
dies in favor of the river water as a
safe and harmless beverage after hav?
ing undergone a complicated process
of sedimentation, nitration, disinfec?
tion and purification.
Morrison who was lynched at Ker?
shaw was nnqut?stinably a bad man
and merited ce^th for the brutal and
-unprovoked murder of Floyd, bat he
should have been dealt with by the
courts. His crime was of such a char?
acter that the courts could not have
failed to convict and hang him and
the mob merely cheated the gallows
of a lawful victim and stained its
hand in blood to no good purpose.
Ex-President Grover Cleveland an?
nounces that he cannot go on the
?stump for the Democratic ticket, and
it is probably just as well that he
can't, for he has not regained the
popularity he once had, as the leading
exportent of true democracy. Be is a
big man and a trusted leader still in
-the eyes of certain brands of Demo?
crats, but to those who stick to the
party through thick and thin and bow
to the will of the majority his is not
a same to conjure with.
It is confidently predicted by cotton
mea here that the receipts on this
market during the current cotton year
?ill pass the forty thousand mark.
Sumter has been, for some years, the
leading interior cotton market of the
State and we have no reason to doubt
that the lead will be increased. Forty
thousand bales of cotton represents a
great deal of money and tb is money
means a volume uf business in all
Snes, consesequently Sumter grows
and prospers as a business center.
The Fall Festivar is making tbe
most satisfactory progress and the com?
mittee in charge becomes more confi?
dent each day that it will be a greater
success than at first thought possible
and that the attendance cannot fail to
.'.tte' very large in view of the attractions
that will be offered for th? tntertain
-jnest of visitors. The finance commit?
tee has not completed the canvass of
the city and all the money needed has
not yet been secured, but no one
doubts that every dollar needed will
The Orangeburg Evening News is
the latest addition to the list of South
Carolina daily papers. The first num?
ber which. is before us was issued on
Wednesday, September 28. It is pub?
lished by R. Lewis Berry & Co., and
starts with a liberal advertising pa?
tronage which, if continued, will in?
sure the permanency and success of
3be enterprise. Orangeburg is a pres?
serons and growing city and the Even?
ing News will be an influential factor
in accelertaing its growth and pros?
If tlifl State dispensary ooard en?
forces the rule reqairiug dispensers
to have the request books signed by
every purchaser of liquor it will be?
come necessary to employ about a
half dozen extra clerks in the local
dispensary in the busy season. Last
Saturday and today and in fact nearly
every day for the past few weeks the
clerks in the dispensary have had ali
they could do to hand ont the bottles as
fast as they were called for. If the
request book rule should be rigidly
enforced either the sales would be cur?
tailed or employment would be pro?
vided for a number of extra men.
Hon. H. G. Davis the Democratic
Vice Presidential candidate has issued
his formal letter of acceptance. He
discusses the issues of the campaign
in .a business-like way, and arraigns
the ^publicans for their extravagance
and unbusiness-like and corrupt ad?
ministration of the government. He
condemns the revival of the race issue
by the Republicans in strong terms,
and shows that his sympathies are
with the South and the Southern peo?
ple who bear all the ills attendant
upon this great question and who have
striven for forty years to rebuild the
waste places of their section and to
restore its prosperity , despite this
mill-stone around their neck.
Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts who
died Friday morning was a man of
commanding talents and great indus?
try, yet he remained comparatively,
poor throughout his long life. Other
men of less ability grew rich while oc?
cupying a similar position, which goes
far to prove that Senator Hoar was as
honest as he was able. He was a Re?
publican, but at times he showed
himself to - be greater than his party,
although on the issue of imperialism
he finally voted with his party after
having opposed the policy of the
party as unconstitutional, unwise and
un-American. ^This surrender to par?
ty expediency was a disappointment
to those who admired and respected
him for his independence of thought
and loyalty to the constitution, pure
A big tourist hotel would bo a
great advertisement for Sumter, and
would, probably, be a benefit to the
city in some respects; although we
have never been of the opinion that a
winter colony of the very rich and
Tery idle would be the most desirable
addition to any community. Yet pro?
gress and change is the order of the
day and as our town grows conditions
must necessarily change. Sumter
has long since outgrown the calm
and. easy-going village habits that
once obtained and that were dear to
the old inhabitants, and each year
other changes are taking place that
mark the transition from town to city.
The building of a tourist hotel and
the influx of the health and pleasure
seeking tourists would be an evidence
of growth and development and there?
fore to be desired for the good of the
city and county.
Stateburg, Oct..?.-Farmers are still
finding it hard to get their cotton
picked. In addition to this, they are
finding it hard to get in ginned. All
of the cotton opening at one time,
the gins are taxed to the utmost.
The weather is perfect for the harvest
Miss Hallie Nelson left on Friday
for Ashton where she is to teach this
Mr. A. M. Lee, of Charleston is at
"Farmhill" for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Burchell Moore, of
Iowa, are visiting relatives in our
Miss Julia A. Holmes returned to
Macon on\ Saturday after spending
three weeks with her parents.
Miss Anne Barnwell spent Sunday
Miss Maida Deas, of Camden spent
a few days last week with the family
of Mr. George Murray.
Mr Tom Price returned to Charles?
ton last Thursday after spending two
weeks at '1 Cherry Vale. ? '
Mrs. VV. B. Nelson and son are the
guest of Mrs. S. E. Nelson this week.
Mr. Frank P. Burgess spent Sunday
with bis faamily.
Miss Lou Leavell is at home, after
a delightful visit to friends in Sum?
Our people are pleased to know that
Snruter is to have a Carnival, and
feel sure of its being a great succ?s*.
The Automobile Feature of the Fall
The committee on automoble races,
consisting of Dr. J. A. Mood, Mr. T.
B. Jenkins and Mr. I. C Strauss,
are very sanguine in their expectatons
for the success of their feature of the
festival. Dr. Mood is now in corres
pc?dence with a number of manufac?
turing establishment?, and is endeav?
oring to induce them to send their
machines here to participate in the
The committee is assured tl)at from
50 to 100 cars will be entered for the
prizes, of which number will be in?
cluded entries front Columbia,
Charleston, Charlotte, Savannah and
Augusta. The course will extend
over a distance of two miles and a
half, beginning at'Dingle's mills over
afine clay road, and ending at the
crossing of Main and Warren streets.
Ail the machines in town will try to
secure the prizes, and there is no
reason why the money should leave
The D. M. Osborne Co. Mowers,
Rakes, Harrows, Plows and other
farm implements kept in >tock and
can be supplied on short notice
Also, Wagons, Baggies, and Har?
nes?. Prices low and icasonab?e ternis
to approved purchasers.
See me for anvtbing von nt ed.
W. B. Bovie.
HOMICIDE IN MAYESYILLE.
Sam F. Hurst, the town Marshall
of Mayesville, was shot six times and
killed on the depot platform at Mayes?
ville at 11.20 o'clock Wednesday night
by J.Ed. Anderson, the railroad agent of
the Atlantic Coast Line at that place,
a Colt's automatic pistol being thc
weapon with which the shooting was
; done. Hurst died almost instantly
and when his body was picked up a
Colt's policeman's pistol was found ly?
ing beside it. It is said that one car?
tridge showed that it had been snap?
ped, but failed to explode, but this
fact was not brought cut at the Coro?
Facts and circumstances cf the trag?
edy are stated as follows:
For some time past Marshall Hurst
had harbored enmity against Mr.
Anderson and had on more than one
occasion given expression to his ill will
Wednesday night shortly before the
arrival of the 9 o'clock passenger train
Mr. Anderson was seated on the depot
platform talking to two girls, who
were waiting for the train. While
talking Mr. Anderson's dog ran out
into the street after another dog. One
of the girls asked him what his dog
was after. He replied that it was
nothing but a yellow dog. Just then
Marshall Hurst passed by. Hurst said
in .a rather loud tone, "There is a
white dog in this town." No attention
was paid to him or his remark, and
Mr. Auderson went into his ornee in
a few minutes. After tie 9 o'clock
train bp.u come and gone Mr. Ander?
son remained in his office finishing up
his day's work until after ll o'clock.
When he started home at 11.20 he
found Hurst seated on the edge of the
platform, and,.as he passed him to go
down the steps, Hurst said to him:
"You seem to be in a big hurry."
Anderson replied, "Yes, I am sleepy
and am going to bed." r"
Hurst then said, "I want to know
what you meant by calling me a yel?
low dog. ' '
Anderson said, "I was not referring
to you-did not know yon were any
where near when I made the re?
mark." and then proceeded to explain
the occurrence and how he came to
make the remark;
Hurst replied', "I said there was a
white dog in towu and meant you."
Anderson said to him, "You have
no occasion to call me a dog and
should not do so, since I have explain?
ed the matter."
Hurst retorted angrily, "I said*you
were a dog and I mean it."
A few more words passed and Ander?
son turned to leave, but just then
Hurst jumped up and started toward
Anderson drew his pistol and open?
ed fire with the result above stated.
These are the facts; briefly stated,
brought out at the inquest held Thurs?
day by Coroner Flowers. It was also in
evidence that Hurst had made threats
against Anderson to two or more par?
ties during the evening.
The verdict o* the jury of inquest
was that Sam F. Hurst came to his
death from gunshot wounds inflicted
by a pistol in the hands of J. Ed.
The six wounds in Hurst's body
were located as follows: One in the
left chest, above the nipple, two in
tlie right chest abbve the nipple, two
near the center of the body about four
inches above the naval, and one near
the center of the body, about three
inches below the naval.
Mr. Anderson surrendered and
came to this city on the evening
Deputy Sheriff J. E. Gi'iard who
went ta Mayesville Weduesday night as
soon as he received notice by telephone
of the killing of S. F. Hurst by J. Ed.
Anderson and to whom Mr. Anderson
sui rendered upon bia arrival in
Mayesville, returned to the city Friday
morning accompanied by Mr. Ander?
son. He remained in Mayesville
Thursday to attend the coroner's in?
quest and to give Mr. Anderson time
to check up his business as railroad
agent and turn over the office to the
relief agent sent by the railroad au?
thorities. This work was not complet?
ed until 1 o'clock Thursday night. Mr.
Anderson is now in the custody of the
Sheriff and will continue in custody
until he can secure bond and be re?
Application for bail will be made
before Judge Dantzler in Manning
next week, that being the earliest
opportunity he will bare to do so.
The report of the Coroner's inquest
which was published in the
Daily Item on Thursday afternoon
was received by telephone, but it
covered all the material evidence
taken at the inquest fully and clearly.
After a careful reading of the testi?
mony taken by the Coroner and a com?
parison with the report published it
has been decided that there is no
necessity for publishing the evi?
dence in full as no new farts would
be brought out.
ANOTHER SHOOTING AFFAIR.
Friday night J. Conyers, the Sum?
ter Grocery Company's porter, shot
and fatally wounded Frank Burrows,
a colored man employed by the Sum?
ter Bottling Works.
The trouble grew out of a trial in
the Recorder's Court aboat six weeks
ago in which Conyers aud a negro
named George- Shaw were both con
victea of disturbing the public-peace
by fightiug: the fight being caused
by the meeting, at Burrows' house,
by these two men, who were very at?
tentive to his wife.
The church took cognizance of the
affair, and on Sunday a church trial
took place, in which all of the above
named persons conspicuously partici?
pated. The result of the trial is un?
known : however,Friday night Conyers
sent for Borrows, and asked if he
would come over to his (Conyers';
bouse. On being told that it would
be impossible for Burrows to comply
with his request, Conyers went over
to -ee him. There were no witnesses
to the actual shooting, but a mao,
hearing the report of a pistol, rushed
into the house and found Burrows
lying prostrate on the floor with a
bullet wound through his left lung
and a slight wound on his forehead.
Conyers was badly cut in severeal
places about the head and lace.
Dr. Birnie, the attending ph)si
cian, did not probe for th<- hallet, on
account of its close proximity io the
wounded man's heart.
Dr. Birnie says that the wound is
a veiy serious one. and does not look
for the. recovery of the patient. His
breathing is very laborious.
Cm vers is now in the custody of
Weekly Crop Bulletin.
Colombia, Oct. 1.-The week end?
ing 8 a. m., October 3d, had a mean
temperature of 79 degrees, which is 9
above normal, and was, with one ex?
ception, the warmest week ot the
season. The extremes were a mini?
mum of 59 at a number of places on
September 27th and on October 2d,
and a maximum of 99 at Batesbnrg on
the 29th. The heat record for the
last three days of September were
broken on the 2gth, 29th and 306tb,
throughout the State.
The rainfall was confined to the
southern counties, and occurred on
the 2d ; amounting to slightly over an
inch in lowr Barnwell county and to
nearly an inch in parts of Hampton,
but generally it was less than one
fourth of an inch, and was insufficient
to relieve the prevailing severe
drought; there was no rain in the
northern and western counties. The
condition of the late fall crops, truck,
gardens, pasture and very late corn,
bas been materially lowered Joy the
drought; practically no fall plowing
has been done, and cannot be until
after a soaking rain.
The weather was ideal for harvest?
ing and gathering crops.
Very late corn has been injured by
drought, although most of thc corn
crop ripeued too early to be affected,
and is now being housed.
Cotton . opened rapidly over thc
whole State, an picking was rushed,
but has not kept up with the opening,
in part owing to the scarcity of pick?
ers. About two-thirds of the crop bas
been picked. There is practically
no top crop on the stalks. In many
fields the bolls are nearly all open,
indicating premature opening of a por?
tion of the crop, due to excessive heat
and to drought. Many small bolls
are drying up. A continuation of the
day weather and rapid opening will
enable the bulk of the crop to be pick?
ed this month.
g Rice harvest is all but finished, al?
though it was somewhat, retarded by
high tides in the Georgetown district.
The weather was ideal for saving for?
age crops, and haying is nearly finish?
ed. Late peas are not fruiting well.
Minor crops are generally good, and
are being gathered.
No oats or other small grains have
been sown owing to the drought.
Note.-This is / the last bulletin
for the season of 1904.
" Do you need a Mower, Rake, Har?
row, Wagon, Buggy, Harness, Plow
or anything in the line of Farm Imple?
ments? See W. B. Boyle. He sells
them right. Sept. 28-3t
Government Crop Report.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 4.- With
higher temperatures and practically no
rain during the week in the cotton
belt region, the staple has continued
to open rapidly in all sections, prema?
turely in Georgia and Mississippi and
picking ha? progressed under favor?
able conditions. Compaints of scarci?
ty of labor are still received from por?
tions of the central and eastern dis?
tricts. Reports indicate that nearly
all of the cotton crop has been har?
vested in southern Georgia, and
Louisiana and Southwestern Texas,
75 per cent, in Florida, the central
portion of Georgia and Texas, 50 per
cent, and over in other instances, ex?
cept Arkansas und Oklahoma, where
about one fourth is picked, and North
Carolina, where only a small portion
hafc been gathered. Lats cotton is still
shedding. Crop is much shortened by
drouth in Tennessee, and predictions
of insects pests have injured prospects
for h nv ?op crop in Texas.
W: B. Boyle respectfully invites you
to see him before buying any kid of
Farm Implement. He bas a fine stock
of Wagons, Buggies, Harness, Plows,
Harrows, Osborne Mowers, Rakes, &c,
&c. Sept. 28-3t.
If baby's health is dear to you,
Then let me tell you what to do,
Ere pain bas rackedits tender frame.
Just let "TEETHIN?" ease [the
"?EETHINA" Allays Irritation,
Aids Digestion, Overcomes and Coun?
teracts the Effects of Summer's Heat,
Regulates the Bowels and mkes teeth?
ing easv, and costs only 25 cents.
I The Farmers' Gin Co., located near
old C. S. &. N., depot is now ready
to gin all cotton as fa3t as it comes,
and hereby solicits a share of the pa?
tronage of the public and friends.
Aug 25-tf Farmers Gin^Co.
OE THE CONDITION AND BUSINESS OE
Tie'Mflf Siter; Siter, S.C.
At the close of the quarter ending Sept.
:;o. 1*904. published in conformity with
the Acts of the General Assembly.
Loans and Discounts, $302,079 -9
Bond?. 12,000 00
Real Karate 17,972 99
Furniture and Fixtures. 1.500 00
Cash on hand. Cash Items and
Cash due by other Banks
and Bankers, 129.121 96
Total. $46>,G74 24
Capital sti.cK paid in. $ 75,000 (X)
Deposits. 266059 65
Due to other Banks and Bank?
ers. J,134 70
Rediscounts, 56,682 57
Bills Payable 3S,000 00
Semi Annual Dividend, i
payable on and after ' Bal., 20 00
July 1.1904, )
Undivided surplus, 25.777 20
Total. & 62.674 24
I. W. F. RHA.ME, Cashier of "The
Bank of Suinter." do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true, to the bett of
my knowledge and belief.
W. F. RHAME. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
1st day of October. 1904.
Cr. L. KICKER, I I., s.]
;i Notary Public for S. C.
Correct Attest :
W. F. B. HA V* S WORTH, j
President. ' n
ALTAMONT MOSES. i "ireclors
K. L COOPER, '
Oe . 5. P.I04.
Our Carpet Department.
At this season of the year every hausekeeper is interested in
beautifying her home and making it comfortable for the ap?
proaching Fall and Winter. In this connection there is noth?
ing more necessary than
Good Floor Coverings
And our carpet department offers unusual attractions in this
line. If it's matting you are looking for we have an excellent
line to select from.
Japanese at 15,18 and 20 Cents.
Chinas at 15,18, 20, 25 and 35 Cents.
We picked up several rolls of China Mattings in single
Very fluch Under Price
And we are prepared to give unusual bargains in them
Grass wire matting In a large assortment of patterns
At 35 Cents.
In carpets, we have a large and complete assortment from
25 Cents to $1.25 a Yard.
Floor oil cloths from
25 Cents to $1 Per Yard.
Art squares from
$3 to $10.
Rugs in endless variety and the prettiest assortment of pat?
terns we ever handled from
$1 to $6.
Window shades in all colors and at prices to suit
If interested in anything in the carpet line it will pay you
to look through our stock before buying.
O DONNELL & COMPANY.
BOOTH LIVE STOCK CO.
Our buyer has just returned t'rom the Western markets.
This means a choice car of horses and mules to arrive about
Thursday, September 22nd. High class harness and saddle
horses and good all round farm horses and mules.
We have recently received a car of
White Hickory Wagons,
Warranted to us-we guarantee them to our friends and cus?
tomers. One car
This justly popular buggy is even better, if possible, than ever.
Every buggy warranted.
The next time you are in town see our buggy and harness,
the two fori $35.00.
A few one and two horse wagons at less than manufacturers7
prices, fully warranted.
Lime, cement hair, terra ot ta pipe, stove flues and building
One thousand bushels home raised South Carolina Rust Prcof
The First o? the Season.
A choice car load of horses and
mules just received and need sell?
ing. Among them are some extra
nice drivers, some good smoothe,
full made work horses and a few
nice mules All young and
sound. I will appreciate a look
from you whether you are ready
to buy or not.
A. D. HARBY.