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WCOhESUAY, NOVkMBER 10, 1909.
The Sumter Watchman was? found
Ad *tu i "i&0 and the True Southron in
lit*. The Watchman and Southron
oow b ? the combined circulation and
Infiu ??? c of both of the old papers,
and i-? manifestly the best advertising
medium In Sumter.
Thi State Fair appears to have
?leg?**? ated into a hold-up game
and the college foot hall teams
are ??? permitted to escape without
makin.; a heavy contribution In cash
notwithstanding the annual foot ball
gam i ?ii the fair grounds attracts
the ti'td* who would otherwise not
e>tte?<J the fair. Here is what Prof.
Rig** >f Clemeon College, says of
the h )Vl-up:
"Fo? the ten years prior to this, the
charge* ban been 150 For some reason
nnku >fn to the colleges concerned
the ta.r association this year raised
the rani to $2*0. despite the fact that
all trhn attended the game muat go
through the gates of the fair. We
consider the action of the association
In rau.iog the rent nothing short of a
held un. and an attempt to profit un
Jueny by a patronage that Clemson
and gratvaa have been building up
for MM past decade. Next year may
see ttie game played on Carolina's
grou<*m% and it will then appear who
will h.? the greater loser."
? ? ?
The defeat of Franers J, Heney. as
slstetU district attorney of San Fran?
cisco, ay the Patrick Caihoun interests
wosM . ?ein to indicate 'tat the graft
Prosekution in that city will come to
an abrupt end. The men higher up
are g#g powerful and are too closely
allied with the business Interests to
be re*/ *ed process of law. and the
men erha have made the effort to
deal with them as they did with Ruef.
SchmHsr and the other politicians who
sold *vW*t the men higher up bought,
find that they were butting their
head* against a stone wall. In Cali?
fornia. #s In South Carolina, it la a
?crime ?a accept a bribe, but to give
ob? in regarded as a mere business de?
tail. ?Tt Farn um in South Carolina
and Pfli Calhoun in California are
-capta.n. of finance, not criminals.
That Oer? f ?und it necessary to buy
men <*?? they did, other commodities Is
viewed aa a regretable but not impor?
tant mailer wben compared with the
magnlt'tle of their business opera?
tions It Is not to be suppoaed for
aa instant that either of these astute
busto.Nt men bribed public officials,
becau** they wanted to. They gave
briber if bribes were given, because
thear load te. If they could have obtain?
ed wh i' tkey wanted without paying
out g? hI money In big chunks they
would I >t have bought a single Wylle
or R*ef. Therefore, those who hold
that m I end Justifies the means may
logic ?"v contend that Farnum and the
Ibra*? d ?alers in South Carolina and
Pat ( >un and hla associates In Cal
Iforr? ? srere more alnned agafoet than
sin no * that they were held up by a
gang U grasping criminals who had
to be i* ltd not to block the wheels of
bust""*', and progress. This la one
view gaf the matter, but not our's.
S*a, Relative* Want Money.
N's * ,4!le. Tenn., Nov. t.~One of
the r s*.t sensational suits in Naah
\Mk>\ Mafory is set for a hearing to?
day. *w?u the courts will be called
upon |g decide whether Mrs. Elisa
I'rur. siMer of the late millionaire.
Thorns. Swope. of Kansas City, and
wtfe <af r?r. J. D. Phjnkett. of this city,
Is beTig restrained of her liberty II
lege"r. m the ground that she is in?
sane. ? r? Plunkett asserts that she
fs per?tU sane and that the deten?
tion as the City View Sauitarlum was
through the scheming of her hus?
band **.d others, who obtained some
of ner property and expected to se?
cure i ? remainder by keeping her
confl'til In a madhouse. She asks for
a wr* erf habeas corpus. Dr. Plun?
kett h prominent pnifeatdoually and
In reflsjloes circles, being g leading
chun/ worker. Dr. Stevens, euperln
tender?< */ the esmttarkim. Is also
name 1 aa s defendant.
Afttsr linking the formal allegation,
Mr-. f*:unk* tt claims that the sanitar
lum ?w nothing more or lews than an
Insaa ? asylum; that the relator la In
poHt' ?? to show that she Is held on
the gaggsM and pretext of insanity;
that. ?n fact, her mind is not uu
aotind. aad ha* never been, and that
she U beld In confinement by a certain
scheming relative, who has secured
???m* of b?r property and contem?
plates securing the remainder. The
relator <???* that twice before her hus?
band and oUo-r parties. whose names
It M not at this time necesHary to men?
tion, out which will be famished to
the <'ourt on bearing, haw sought to
confine Ii?t. and twice have the heads
or the gggtltution ordered hei released.
Here ontrance into and con tine -
ment at thi* s<?nit irlnm, Off IaylumshS
v* i . imptlK>n-d i,\ deceiving
her and decoying her there upon the
asauraiv ?> Hi it she was being taken to
th< h?rn?? of a friend. She s.ivs that
the illegal confinement has continued
f.-r a p-n ? ? of tea months, that a
Fanners' Union News
Practical Thoughts for Practical Farmers
(Conducted by K. \V. Dabbs, President Farmer*' Union of Sunitcr
The Watchman and Southron having decided to double its service by
semi-weekly publication, would improve that service by special features.
The first to be inaugurated is this Department for the Farmers* Union and
Practical Farmers which I have been requested to conduct. It will be my
aim to give the Union news and official calls of the Union. To that end
officers, and members of ^e Union are requested to use these columns.
Also to publish sue i clip dngs from the agricultural papers and Gc em?
inent Bulletins as I thin! will be of practical benefit to our readers. Ori?
ginal articles by an> of o.4r readers telling of their successes or failures
will be appreciated and | jblished.
Trusting this Department vul be of mutual Benefit to all concerned,
All communications for tl is Department should be sent to E. W. Dabbs.
Moyesvllle. S. C.
Some llniidoin Thoughts.
This week we will have sonif ar?
ticles on saving in our purchases that
are worth considering. These articles
suggest modes of saving. They also
show that not always is the lowest
price the cheapest tr best purchase.
Just at this time when farm pro?
ducts are bringing such fine prices
compared with what W? have been
accustomed to for so many years, we
n*?ed to use more caution In our pur?
chases than possibly at any other
time. While it may be true that we
are in for a long period of good
prices for farm products we never
can tell when a war scare, a panic or
some other abnormal condition may
cause a slump in prices that may
catch us, and seriously cripple our
finances. Feeling v^ry strongly on
this subject, I went to Columbia es?
pecially to warn ou:* people not to
put too much faith In Mr. Sully. And
I have Invited a very careful and suc?
cessful business mar to attend our
meeting on next Friday and address
the public meeting. I would not do
a thing to prevent higher prices, for
all know we need them to offset the
terrible times of 4 cents cotton from
which we have not yet fully recover?
ed, but the way to secure higher
prices anl to profit by them is to be
independent. In other words not to
guard, who Is called a nurse, follows
her at every step; that she Is not per?
mitted any communication with the
outside world; that everything in the
nature of writing materials is denied
her; that she is guarded and watched
lest some whisper of the situation
should reach her friends beyond the
prison walls; that sie is unable to
communicate with any one.
bumper ourselves with useless pur?
chases merely because we have the
money to make them and they seem
Possibly I see this side palnly be?
cause it is one of the my especial
weaknesses?to buy things I need be?
fore the time of want or in greater
quantities than actually needed, be?
cause by doing so there is a saving
in cost. It is not wise nor prudent
to buy every time we think we have
secured a bargain?sometimes we
best leave the bargain for some one
else. E. \V. D.
More Economical Buying as a Guide
Post to $500 More a Year.
The first essential of successful
farming is, of course, the growing of
good crops, or the production of good
stock as the case may be. After the
crops are grown, or the stock raised,
there is the question of marketing
to be considered, and this must be
studied Just as carefully as the matter
of production if the greatest success
is to be obtained. For what shall it
profit a man if he grow ever so big
crops and sell them ever so advan?
tageously, if he then spends the mon?
ey he gets for them for something
he does not need, or pays extravagant
prices for the things he is obliged to
We have devoted considerable
thought to the matter of production,
and have paid some attention to mar?
keting?though we are far from hav?
ing exhausted either subject,?but
the buying problem is one most far?
mers have made no serious attempt
to solve. It is one of those indivi?
dual problems, too, which each man
must work out for himself, and for
the mastering of which there is no
infallible formula. We have tried in
the article on page 8 to offer a few J
general suggestions as to Its solution, t
feeling that they will be appllcabb
as genera] rules, to almost every
case Let us summarize them:
1. The lire! thing In buying la to
get the thing you want, the article
that will give the most service and
the most satisfation for the amount
Invested in it The article that does
this is the cheap article, whether its
first cost be great or small.
2. it is extravagance to buy the
things We need not, and equal extra- |
vagance often to fail to buy the .
things We do need. The man w ho j
keeps only one horse and one cow j
cannot afford to buy a tw<>-horsc cul- j
tlvator or a manure spreader; but !
the man who works two or more
horses is wasting money whenever he
tries to do without the cultivator, and
the man with eight or ten head of
stock whenever he tries to do with?
out the manure spreader. Probably,
too, the onc-horse man is extrava?
gant in not buying another horse,
and thereby almost doubling his own
earning capacity; and a man may
need a carriage or a piano, which it
would he wasteful lor him to do
without. A (lexer girl once said:
"Economy is not doing without the
things you want; it is learning not
to get the things you don't want";
and there is much of truth in the
3. The third consideration in buy?
ing is cheapness?getting a certain
article for the least money.?and we
endeavor to point out some of the
things that will help to lower the '
price of most goods bought. Buying
for cash will certainly do this, as will ;
also buying in large rather than
?mall quantities. On page 13 Mr.? W.
C< Crook points out how co-operative 1
buying has helped the farmers of his J
community, and there is no reason j
why it should not be equally helpful I
to farmers in other communities, j
This matter of where and how to
buy is, however, one that admits of
no general answer. Our people have \
by no means waked up to the
advantage of ordering a much
larger part of their purchases direct
from the manufacturers, and thereby |
saving all middlemen's profits; other;
may be bought to advantage from the
larger mail order houses; but there
is, of ourse, the advantage of person?
al Inspection and comparison in buy?
ing from the local merchant. Usual?
ly one's everyday purchases may be
made from him as cheaply as any?
where if for cash and in considerable
quantities and especially if the mer?
chant is willing to co-operate by or?
dering them at the lower price he
can usually obtain and then asking
as his share only a profit tt\at will
pay him for his part in transaction.
It is a big question this of buying;
but we believe that the suggestions
we have offered will help greatly in
enabling the farmer to get more for
his money. I^et us repeat: Buy for
E? . ? Mil I I ? II I
Catarrh of the I
A PROMPT AND EF
Mr. S. W. Jackson, W et ?lonk, I
Greenville, Ohio, say.fi u\Vhihj I wo*I
superintendent of construction of J. p.!
Bendtr and Bros.' Co., of Hamilton,
Ohio, I became entirely unfit for bust"
nc3s with catarrh of the stomach.
"A friend called niy attention to a
remedjr for this condition. I began to
improve at one". I was soon able to re?
turn to my former profession*
"It would require many pages lo de?
scribe the condition I was in aud the re?
lief [ have obtained."
Here is another *aan. Officer George
Y. Stout, 7:Ji North Broadway, Balti?
more., Md., says: <4I suffered very much 1
with catarrh of the stomach and ner?
vous indigestion. I lost fifty pounds iu
*'A friend called my attention to a
remedyi which I used, and gradually j
got ?voll. I have gained half my lost
weight hack again."
Chronic Stomach Trouble.
Mr. Robert J. Glllesple, 898 South
Main Bt., Los Angelea, Oal., secretaiy
of Lather's International Union, was
also suffering from catarrh of the stom- ,
SCO. a long time. He grew thinner and \
p&ler, lost all ambition and appetite.
Sick at the stomach, indigestion con?
A friend also called his attention to
a remedy, which brought about a de?
cided improvement. After continuing
the use of the remedy for a month, he
considers himself permanently relieved.
Now, once more. Mr. Christian Hof
mau, Slattngton, Pa., says he suffered
for many years with catarrh of the
stomach. It produced a miserable
cough, day and night. He tried doctors
and many remedies. At last his atten?
tion was called to a remedy, the same
remedy that relieved the others which
have been referred to above. He claims
that he was entirely rid of his stomach
Pe-m-na Brought Back Health.
What was the remedy that has
wrought this remarkable relief? So far,
the remedy has not been mentioned.
If any one doubts the correctness of
these statements it is very easy to ver?
ify them by writing to the people whose
names have been given, enclosing a
stamp for reply.
The remedy is within the reach of
every one. It is simply the good, old
standard reliable remedy known as
cash, and in as large quantities as
practicable; look to the quality of the
article as well as to the name, com?
pare prices and get the goods where
they can be had the cheapest; don't
buy things you are not sure you need,
and when you are sure you need a
thing, get it.?Progressive Farmer.
No matter what sort of work you
are doing, try to do it a little better
than the other fellow. Emerson says
somewhere that If a man can do any
It to Relieve.
WW??I? ' ??????ij
F ICIENT REMEDY.
11' iIn* truth wi re known, the proba?
bilities are that Peruna baa relieved
m mauy caaea of ee*arra of the stomach
at any other popular remedy in exis?
tence. We have a great many ?nsnlsl'
Ited testimonials from all parts of the
United K tales, declaring in strong und
enthusiastic terms that Peruna has en?
tirely relieved them of catarrh of the
stomach, I hat they Were wretched and
miserable beyond words, but Peruna
has restored them to health, vigor and
These are the facts. Now, if you hare
stomach difficulty, i; is up to you to act
upon them or ignore them, as yon
Symptoms of Stomach Catarrh.
44The affection may result from errors
in diet, or the use of alcohol. The ex*
ccssive use of tobacco, especially when
the juiee or the leaves are swallowed,
is likely to cause It,
"Highly seasoned or coarse, irritating
foods, sometimes induce the disease.
"As chronic gastritis (catarrh of the
stomach) is essentially a secondary
affection, one of the primary causes is
an unhealthy state of the mouth, nose
or throat, sueh as bad teeth or catarrh
of the nose (ozena).
"The patients are usually poorly
nourished, pale, sallow, th'n, fatigue
eusily induced, muscles flabby. Loss
of appetite or capricious appetite.
I "The tongue is usually coated brown?
ish gray. Cankered mouth is a com?
"Pain is not common. When present
! it is usual 1> dull, and is aggravated by
I food, especially when this is of au irri?
" Vomiting may occur in 4 h? morning.
Also after meals. Sickness to the stom?
ach frequent and persistent.
"Food produces dull headache, and a
feeling of general nervous distress.
Constipation usually quite marked.**
These symptoms, given by Gould and
Pyle, coincide exactly with thefrequent
descriptions Dr. Hartman is receiving
from patients all over the United States,
IX you have any of these symptoms
get a buttle of Peruna. Take a dose be?
fore each meal. See if your stomach
,does not immediately feel better, your
appetite improve, your digestion al
1 once resume business. .
People who object to liquid medicines
I can now secure Peruna tablets.
thing supremely well, no matter if he
live in a wilderness, the world will
make u beaten path to his door. And
this is very true. I rode the other day
to see a farmer who lives not many
miles from where I am writing and
found that the Governor of the State
had just been there to see his corn
crop, and a great number of other
men had come miles and miles to see
this man's farm. And why? Simply
because he had done more with an
acre than any other man in the coun?
O'Donnell & Co.
"The Big Store That Fair Dealings Built."
Do You Need House Furnishings?
If you do pay us a visit to our recently enlarged house furnishing department, which occupies a good
space on our second floon Here you will find a complete stock of Mattings, Rugs, Art Squares, Linoleum,
Lace Curttains, Portiers, Window Shades, Couch Covers, Door Mats, Etc., all at money saving prices.
When you have any of the above items to buy, give us a call and let us show you. We will make the
time you takejwith us pay you well.
From th'S best that's made
down to loc per yard.
That sell for $2$ down to a
Square for S3.50.
Of all kinds. The best ?nd
the cheapest. Priced as low
as 95 cents.
A line to bewilder you. As
cheap as 50 cents pair.
Meets?Door Wire, Rubber ao\d Creo. V C\irtaJi\ Poles acrid Rods.
All colors and qualities. VouT
need not: spend more than
$2.75, unless you want our
finer ones. ?.
Which include the Duplex
Two-color Shade, and then
down to 25c, if you wish.
LINOLEUM AND OIL CLOTH
All widths from 36 to 72 ins.
All prices too, up to 51.25
per y?rd. g
TABLE COVERS AND COUCH COVERS
All the new designs. At
prices from $5.00 down.
Grass MeUting in all the Shades. The HaLrd-wearing Floor Covering.
O'Donnell & Co.