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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, HI04.
The Sumter Watchman was fourded in
S50 and the True Southron in 1#>( . The
Watchman and Southron now has the com
bined circulation and in nence of both of
the old papers, and is manifestly tie best
advertising medium in Sumter.
It begins to look as if Tom Watson,
of Georgia, and his Populist followers
are better entitled to the name of
I assistant .Republicans than were the
Calmer and Bnckner soreheads in
:189a Mr. Watson is in reality
working for the election of the Ra
; pablieaii ticket and his efforts may
result in placing seme of the doubt
ful western States, which would
otherwise go Democratic, in the
Boosevelt column. Mr. Watson is un
-^estionably the most brillian t of the
y Fresideutiai candidates, and by som6
people he is classed as the ablest and
most statesman-like, also. He has
been regarded as somewhat of a crank,
owing to his extreme Populist views,
"bat in the South, at least, he has
./received credit for sincerity aid hon
esty of purpose; but if he goes over
. to the Republicans and accepts office
from them as a reward^for hi assist
ance in this campaign, the psople of
: idae South will lose the faith in him
that they have had. It would be a j
/ ^reat pity for Tom Watson to fellow
Ju the footsteps of John G. Gapers
others of as respectable ant eo
ste who have bartered theil* talents
Republican patronage. It is diffi
to understand Tom Watson's
res. He does not need money,
he is a wealthy mau .from a
standpoint;, he bas northing to
in the way of notoriety, '.'or he is
known from one end of the
itry to the other ; he ' am have
^ hope of election, for he is not a
'.'fool: The greatest office the Republi
cans could give him would bul; detract
com his reputation, as his acceptance
cf it would mark him as a place
er. . .
Starks, the Darlington negro
is under sentence to be hanged
month, has been carried back to
penitentiary for safe keeping.
Scarborough still hav..ng fears
a mob. Sheriff Scarborough may
justiSed by conditions existing in
iegton in running back and fort!)
Columbra with his prisoner, but it
a very poor o pin io 2 of the
it and majesty of the ia?r to have
High Sheriff dodging around the
We are in receipt of Farmer's Bul
No. 198, issued by the United
tes Department of Agriculture,
treats of strawbery culture for home
and for market, and should be in
$he hands of every farmer and gar
dener. Copies can be procured from
the Bureau of Plant Industry,* Depart
ment of Agriculture, Washington,
%: It a more thorough investigation
than has yet been made shall establish
the fact that there is a large and
easily accessible depost of rack scita
&le for road material within a few
pmiles to this city,, and adjacent to the
Bisnopville public road,* the good
roads problem for Sumter will be
searer a satisfactory solution than
the most sanguine good road advocates
have dared to hope. Members of the
committee of public works of the City
"Council have made a preliminary in
vestigation and the surface indications
are.that there is sufficient rock in the
. deposit to macdamize mile of road,
, and that it can be mined and crushed
at a minimum expense. They esti
mate that the rcok can be put on the
road where it is to- be used for less
than is now paid for the rock used for
macadamizing the streets o ' the city.
If this cstmate can be proven correct
there is no reason why. the public
roads radiating from this city cannot
-a2i be macademized within a few
years. The city will, wi ;h the eo
opeeraticn of County Supervisor Seale,
make a thorough inve tiagfcion of the
.matter and if they are satisfied that
*Sbe rock deposit is as extensive as
they now have reason to believe it is,
their purpose to experiment with the
rock to determine whether or not it
-eta be cheaply mined and converted
into macadam. They will, before
going into road building on a large
- scale, give the rock a thorough test
to ascertain by use if it will make a
.good road and stand the wear and tear
ai traffic. It is to be hoped that the
investigations and experiments to be
made will all prove satisfactory and
that the building of permanent roads
vwiil beign at an early day. Of course
it will require a large expenditure of
money to build macadamized high
ways, but it will be money weil spent,
nd every mile that is builr, will be
orth to the county four fold it's cost.
3Zbe day of sand beds and mud holes
has passed and the community that
is content to endure bad roads cannot
hope to progress or to prosper.
Th governmentj crop reports indi
cate that the cotton crop is not only
not as great as some of the profession
al cotton estimators have made it, but
that it will be harvested much earlier
than last year's crop. If the crop
-should prove to be less than ten and
;Jfesee cuarter million bales there will
be a scramble for cotton before many
months have passed and prices will
The Triennial Convention of the
Episcopal church will have little time
left for the consideration of other
matters if it undertakes to settle the
divorce and lynch law questions dur
ing the present session. Both are
evils of gigantic proportions, the one
debasing the standard of morality and
making of the marriage tie a thing of
no sanctily, to be put on and off at
will, the other breeding a disrespect
for law and order and leading rapidly
and inevitably to a state of anarchy.
If all the churches would set their
faces sternly against evil practices in
high life as well as among the poor,
if the leaders of the church would
hold aloof from the immoral and vis
sions rich, as they do from the de
graded poor, there might be some
hope of the rehabilitation of society
by the action of great church assem
bles ; but so long as social position
and wealth serve as cloaks for flagrant
immorality, such as^the wife swap
ping among the New York. Society
set, the divorce court serving as a
sort of woman's exchange, the most
solemn enactments of the supreme
legislative bodies of a dozen great de
nominations wil| be non-effective.
The Archhihop of Canterbury correct
ly diagnoses the sitcation-there is
i decided lack ot religious and moral
earnestness among the people at large,
infidelity may not be as blatant and
iggressive as it was in the day of
rom Paine, but there is a correspond
ing indfference, apathy or . lack of
seal on the part of the nominally re
ligious-or to, be exact in the use of
.he term, we should say, the church
members. With a large percentage
)f church members-observation leads
as to believe-religion is not a vital,
m all absorbing belief ; with many it is
>nly one of the incidentals, a matter of
jood form, since thia is a Christian
untry, consequently it follows that'
;he edicts of church assemblies have
io distinctly perceptible influ
mce. We believe, however,.
hat the clergy of the Epis
copal, church who are making the
5ght for the adoption of a more
stringent canon on the marriage of
Jivoced persons, are working for right
3onsness and decency and their labors;
will not be in vain. The courts may
rontinue to make divorce easy, but if
She church refuses to be a party to
he immoral practice by making re
marriage with the church's sanction
impossible, a great good will be ac
complished. Society respects the ap
pearance' of respectibility, at least, if
aot the strict observance of the moral
[aw ; and since, to most people, mar
riage is still a religious rite, the re
fusal of the church to countenance
be marriage of divorced persons may
aave a weighty influence socially, if it
loes religiously. We doubt its effect
from a religious standpoint, because
we do not believe any person with a
sincere respect for the teachings of the
founder of the church would seek
either an easy divorce or a quick re
marriage. Those who go through the
divorce court mill and make haste to
be married again respect and fear thc
pinion of society more than they do
the canons of the church, or the Word
The Populists who are working with
might and main to defeat Parker
have opened expensive headquarters
in New York and Tom Watson is
stumping the West. A suspicion is
entertained in some quarters that
these assistant Kepubicans are being
assisted financially by the Republi
cans who have an overflowing treas
It is a rather curious coincidence
that since the retirement of Mr.
Yates Snowden net a single member
of the editorial staff of the News and
Courier, Charleston's leading news
paper, is a native of that city. All of
them, we believe, with one exception,
are up country men and he is a Vir
The letters from County Chairman
E. W. Dabbs, Congressman Lever
and Congressman Finley, which we
have published, should not only ro
cieve careful consideration from Sum
ter County Democrats, but should
influence many of them to contribute
as liberally as their means will permit
to the Congressional campaign fund
The future cf the South is at stake in
this campaign and if we can do any
thing to obtain control of one house
of Congress we should spare no efforts
to do thc thing necessary. Jf it is i
money that is needed we should make
sacrifices to provide the money.
If the Republicans elect Roosevelt
and also secure a majority of the
members of the House of Representa
tives, they will bo in a position to
carry out Roosevelt policies in tbe
South without let or hindrance; and
that they will override the laws and
constitution, if necessary to the ac
complishment of their purpoes, their
record proves beyond question. Their
purpose is to secure absolute control
of all branches of the government',
and to do this they will balk at no
injustice to the South. Our represen
tation will be reduced and the negro
issue will be revived with greater viru
lnce than ever. \t the Democrats can
secare control of the House they will
be able to act as a check upon the
Republicans and prevent the further
encroachments of the President, who
shows a disposition to mle as an au
LIST OF FALL FESTIVAL CONTRIBUT
The Public Spirited Citizens Who Have
Given to Make the Festival.
The Finance Committee desire to
publish the following list of subscrip
tions to the Sumter Fall Festival for
the information of the public. This
list is by no means complete as the
committee has not been able, up to
this time, to make a full canvass of
the city. Other contributions will
be published as the committee re
ceives them :
O'Donnell & Co.
Sumter Dry Goods Co.
Harby & Co.
B. J. Barnett & Son,
The Minor Store,
D. J Chandler Clothing Co.
Wells & Edens,
Sumter Brick Works,
Levy & Moses,
R. F. Hayns worth,
S. C. Baker,
D. J. Craig Co.
WbiMen Furniture Co.
H. G Os teen & Co.
I. C. Strauss.
Ducker & IVultman, *
H. Harby, Jr.
J. A. Renno,
White & McCallum,
Shaw & McCollum,
J. A. Mood,
C. C. Brown,
W. B. Boyle,
G. W. Dick,
Dr. Walter Cheyne,
Dr. Arc ie China,
R. L. Edmunds,
J. L. McCallum,
O. L. Yates,
E. T. Windham,
C. S. Curtie,
C. D. Lide,
Jacob Brad well,
E. S. Miller,
O. B. Davis,
Sam B. Mitchell,
W. D. Shaw,
H. B. Curtis.
Sumter Bottling Works,
E. E. Friar,
Cresswell & Co.
Sumter Banking & Mert. Co.
L. D. Jennings,
J. E. Gaillard,
H. W. Hood,
D. W. Cuttino,
D. G. Zeigler,
Geo. H. Shored Bro.
E. A. Bultman,
R. L Cooper,
Cash Grocery Store,
E. C. Haynsworth,
R. D. Lee
W. H. Yates,
A. A. Strauss fe Co,
H. F. Wilson,
R. J. Bland,
A. B. Stuckey,
D. D. Moise,
S. D. Cain,
C. M. Hurst,
S. H. Edmunds,
W. S. Reynolds
J. A. Schwerin
E. W. Vogel
China's Drug Store
P. M. Parrott,
J. W. McCoy,
H. J. Mclaurin, Jr.,
L. W. Folsom,
J. D/ Blanding, Jr.
T. W. Lee.
W. xM. Graham, j
G. L. Bicker,
Sumter Insurance Agency,
Penn Lumber Co.
J. H. Clifton,
J. W. McKeiver,
Sumter Grocery Co.
Citizens^ Insurance Agency,
Burns Hardware Co.
J. D. Wilder,
T. V. Walsh, Sr.
C. W. Birnie. M. D.,
Dr. C. P. Osteen,
Cuttino & Chandler,
Frank B. Grier,
Sumter Clothing Co.
Booth Live Stock Co.
T. B. Fraser,
V. H. Phelps,
J. D. Jennings,
Costin & Williams,
T. B. Jenkins,
A. D. Harby,
H. G. McKagen,
W. E. Harris,
Mrs. R. Strauss,
E. B. Hogan,
O. E. Bostick,
J. E. Pate,
T. C. Scaffe,
Geo. D. Shore,
R. I. Manning,
F. C. Manning,
S. M. Pierson,
D. M. Campbell,
W. F. Jenkins,
T. S. Gregory,
J. R. Ligon,
H. C. Haynsworth,
H. L. Scarborough,
Sumter Saving Bank,
H. M. Stcnkey, M. D.,
First National Bank,
Bank of Sumter,
Southern Cotton Oil Co. 25
L. B. Durant, 25
. M. Harwick, 1
A, D. Owen?. 2
C. M. Gregg, 1
Eddie Pitts, 1
H. R. Hammond, 2
L. E. Wbite, 2
W. J. Stoudemyer, 1
Sam Newman, 1
W. H. Hodge, 1
W. J Hall, 2
W. D. Hatfield, 1
J. E. Flowers, 1
J. M. Brojrgon,
W. C. Brill. 2
Nick Britto , 1
J. L. Nunnamaker, 3 00
J. H. Grady, 1 00
Geo. F. Ogg, 1 oo
S. Y. iDelgar, 1 00
J. R. Clack, 2 50
D. W. Gregg, 1 00
T. V. Walsh Jr. 5 00
J. T. Wether.'y, 1 00
Robt. D. Bradford, 1 00
Ed. L. Smith, 1 00
W. J. Morgan, 1 00
B. A. Hussey, 1 00
C. E. Rose, 1 00
T. E. Tisdale, 1 00
F. M. McLeod, 1 00
H. W. Lacios, 1 00
R. S. Brad well, 2 00
T. H. Bell, . 1 00
G. R. Phillips, 1 00
T. W. Windom, 100
J. P. Commander. 1 00
L. J. Leonhirt, 1 00
A. F. Anderson 1 00
J. T. China 1 00
Mrs. Andrena Moses 10 00 i
Dr. Van Telberg-Hofman 10 00
H. J. Lawrence 5 00
G. Vandoros , 5 00
N. G. Osteen, Jr., 5 00
T. C. Cuttino, 10 00
Sumter Drug Co. 5 00
S. F. Osteen 1 00
Witherspoon Bros. & Co., 25 00
W. P. Williams, 1 00
James Brown, 50
A. R. Drayton 50
Frank Jervey 50
Fred Thomas, 50
J. H. Bowman, 50
Morgan Pierson, 1 00
Eli Johnson, 1 00
C. F. McFadden $15 00
G. A. Leonhirt 1 00
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
The members of Hollywood Camp,
No 19, Woodmen of the World, assem
bled in large fore at the Masonic
Temple last Sunday at 12.30 o'clock
for the purpose of unveiling the mon
ument recently erected by them to tbe
memory of Mr. J. B. Jones, who was
a member cf this Camp
At the cemetery gate the procession
was formed, marched into the grounds
and took position in wedge shape
about the monument. The music was
furnished by the Second Regiment
Band and a male choir.
Mr. S. H. Edmunds delivered the
oration, which was thoroughly appro
priate to the occasion and commanded
the closest attention of all who were
Mr. D. L. Rambo read with good
effect the poem, "Oh Why Should the
Spirit'of Mortal be Proud.
The ceremony was entirely of a re
ligions character, suited to the Sab
bath day, and was opened with prayer
by Dr. C. C. Brown.
The membres of Holly Wood Camp
are zealous in their devotion to the
order and to each other. Many of
them came long distances to show their
respect to the memory of a deceased
The Woodmen of the city entertain
ed their brethren'from tbe country in
The D. M. Osborne' Co. Mowers,
Rakes, Harrows, Plows and other
farm implements kept in stock and
can be supplied on short notice.
Also, Wagons, Buggies, and Har
ness. Prices low and reasonable terms
to approved purchasers.
See me for anvthing yon need.
W. B. Bovie.
In the Recorders Court.
The city profited by the disorderly
conduct of negroes last Saturday to
the extent of $146.00.
The following is a copy of the Re
corder's docket on Monday : 0Q
Joe Fuller and Sylvester Burnell,
disorderly conduct and carrying con
cealed weapons; guilty, fined S15.00
each:Geo. Watts, public drunkenness,
$2.00; E. A. Jenkins, riding bicycle
without a light, $2.00; Wade Capers
and Horace Jackson, fighting, Capers
not guilty, Jackson forfeited $5.00
bond by non appearance ; Reid Clark,
drunk and cursing, $5.00; Washington
Haynes, cursing on the street $5.00;
Enoch Spann, same orlence. $5.00;
Israel Moses,cursing and public drunk
enness, $1.00; Sam Jones, running
horse on Bee Street,$l. ; Geo. Murray,
Ed. Benjamin, Lewis Jackson, Wm.
Bunn, Chas. Davis and Joe Flem
ming, gambling. Murray, Benjamin
and Davis found guiltyand fined respec
tively $25.00 and the other two $20. CO
eSiCh. Moses Pierson and Lewis Jack
son fined $3.00 each for non-payment
of Street Tax.
The Farmers' Gin Co., located near
old C. S. &.. N., depot is now ready
to gin all cotton as fast as it comes,
and hereby solicits a share of the pa
tronage of the public and friends.
Aug 25-tf Farmers Gin Co.
Dance Wednesday Night.
Seldom have the prospects for a
dance been brighter than they are for
the one that will be given in the Ar
mory Hail this evening. A num
ber of visitors are in the city and
from all indications there will be the
largest attendance of the year; and,
as Prof. Schumaker's Orchestra has
been engaged, the success of the
event is assured. Dancing will not
commence until after the play, "Hap
py Hooligan," which will be produc
ed at the Opera House that evening.
The Second Regiment Band will !
furnish music every day daring the
Fall Festival. This will prove one of
the most pleasing and attractive
features of the entertainment that
will bc provided for the visitors.
Sumter people have become so accus
tomed to the Second Regiment Rand
and the excellent music it furnishes
that rbey do not appreciate it as much
as a visitor would.
if baby's health is dear to you.
Then let me tell you what to (io.
Ere pain has rackedits tender frame.
Just let "TEETHINA" ease fcthe j
" TEETH INA" Allays irritation, :
Aids Digestion, Overcomes and Conn- ,
te rac ts rho Effects of Summer's Heat, !
Regulates the Bowels and mkes teeth- i
in2 easv, and costs on Iv 2~> cents.
OUR SECOND I
Car horses and mules due
to arrive Friday Oct 14th.
Bought in St. Louis, at the World's Fair, :
conceded to be the largest horse and
mule market in the U. S. If you want a !
good selection see this bunch before they j
are picked over.
Several choice drivers and family broke
Ten (10) smooth young mules.
South Carolina Rust Proof seed oats, the
heaviest on the market, 65c per bushel.
Booth Live Stock Co.
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.
The First of 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.