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title: 'The watchman and southron. (Sumter, S.C.) 1881-1930, November 17, 1909, Image 8',
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nWftY LETTERS FIIOM OUR SPE?
as* of Interest From all Parts of
fasuuter and Adjoining Counties.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Mall your letter* so that thny will
laacih this office not later than Mon?
day when Intended for Wednesday's
paper and not later than Thursday
Cor Saturday's Issue. This, of course,
applies only to regular correspond?
ence. In case of Items of unusual
news value, send In Immediately by
snail, telephone or telegraph. Such
news stories are acceptable up to the
tear of going to press. Wednesday's
paper la printed Tuesday afternoon
and Saturday's paper Friday after
OUR SUMMERTON LETTER.
Summerton, Nov. 16.?Just how
far a corespondent may carry his
praises of or faith In the community
of which he happens to be a resident
before It Is considered hit hobby, we
do not try to ascertain, believing that
facts are always acceptable. Indeed
to lead from one's "strongest suit"
hss been considered a good rule, and
It takes not an Inveterate gambler
nor yet an occasional card-player tol
see the principle of this phrase ap?
plied In many spheres of life. As the
harvesting season draws to a close
and our farmers are partially mak?
ing plans for another crop, It Is Inter?
esting and gatifylng to note the evi?
dent prosperity they are enjoying.
Excepting those few who sustained
serious loss from the recent storm,
there are out few farmers, large or
small, who will not actually admit
that they have done "petty well" this
year. Even If we were not posaeesed
of the facts In the case, we would
naturally conclude from the contin?
ual visits of life Insurance agents, ad
Yocatora of various farm Improve?
ments and tlmo and labor-saving ma?
chines, that they are doing a good
business In our community. Only yes?
terday a casual baerver was heard to
mention some $500 worth of im?
provements made on a alngle farm
fhla aeaaon; and this Is only an In?
stance, there are numerous similar
The atage of transition from the
close of the toilsome harvest season to
preparations for another crop Is luck?
ily accompanied by one of the wel?
come sporting periods; and many are
there ready and eager to grasp this
means of recreation. In fact, this
community is well supplied with good
shuts as well as plenteous game; and
this particular season is always thor?
It seems quite probable that before
many more weeks shall have elapsed
another brick building will be erect?
ed in town.
Mr. W. K. Timer Is having brick
hauled upon his lot between tho
buildings of the Farmers' Bank &
Trust Co. and Dr. D. O. Rhamc. Mr.
Ulmer. It Is said, will engage in a
fruit and fancy grocery business.
Among the events of social Interest
during the past week was the "Ini?
tiation meeting" of the recently or?
ganized Book Club. Mrs. EUlaon
Capers entertained the club from 4
to ? on Friday afternon. A guessing
contest, literary in nature, was the
feature of entertainment and Mrs. J.
X? James was awarded the prize as
the most successful contestant. After
the contest, Misses Katharine Capers
and Elmore McKnlght in dainty wait?
resses' costumes served a delightful
Mr. J. Fred Lanham with his
bride, who was Miss Mannte Scar
broough, arrived here last Tuesday
evening Their marriage took place
at McColl, S. On on the night of the
7th. being known by but few of
their friends here until the day of
their arrival. Both Mr. Lanham and
Miss Scarborough spend a part of
each year here, and were well known
In the social circles of Summerton.
Mlaa Lida Scarborough spent Sat?
urday In Manning.
Dr. D. O. Rhame spent Tuesday In
Hon. O. C. Scarborough spent
Monday in Sumter.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Johnson were
called to Sumter on Friday by the
death of Mrs. Johnson's mother, Mrs.
Mr. R. B. Belser, of Sumter, was In
town on Friday.
Mr. W. Q. Belser, of Columbia waa
a visitor In town laat week.
LABOR UNIONS FOE TO SALOONS.
Leaders Declare- That Organized
Workers Favor Tern iterance.
Toronto, Ont.. N' ?v. 14.?The ques?
tion of labor and the saloon was dis?
cussed this afternoon by prominent
labor leaders at a big mass meeting.
Among the speakers were Vice Presi?
dent John Mltenell and Treasurer
John B. Lennon. of the American
Federation of LabOTi and President
Thomas L. I^ewls, of the l'nlted Mine
Workers of America.
Mr Mit< lo ll declared that organ?
ised labor, in Its fight for Letter eon
dltions for the wage < arner, is doing
more to promote temperance than
any other organization. He refuted
the contention that shorter hours of
labor and increased wages result in
added profits to the saloon.
Mr. Lennon said the liquor busi?
ness lowers the standard of efficiency
of the working man, and prophesied
that the time would come when the
forces of labor would be arrayed
against the saloon.
The United Mine Workers. Mr.
Lewis said, have prohibted their
members from selling intoxicants,
even at picnics. Education of the
! masses, he argued, would go a long
I way toward eradicating the liquor
COAL MIM: DISASTER.
Little Hope for 400 Imprisoned Men
In Fiery Pit at Cherry, 111.
Cherry, 111., Nov. 14.?Nearly 400
men and boys or perishing In the St.
Paul mine as a result of yesterday's
I fire, though experts who penetrated
the smoke-filled air shaft to a depth
of 300 feet early tonight returned
with a ray of hope for the grlef
strlcken relatives of the entombed
That the fire is extinguished is the
report of mining exeprts sent by Gov.
Deneen to investigate the calamity
and its cause.
For more than 30 hours the pris?
oners had been cut off from fresh air
before the shaft was entered tonight,
and undoubtedly, they have been
subjected to smoke and gases.
That life could exist under the ter?
rible conditions is doubted by many;
but because no trace of high temper?
ature was found ln the depths of the
mine tonight friends of the miners
and even officers of the company re?
newed some of their falling hope.
NEGRO KILLS TWO WHITE MEN.
Memphis Street Car Scene of RIoody
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 14.?Ed
Cardwell and Ed Koontz, young
white men, boarding a street car at
midnight, crowded ahead of Wm. C.
Smith, a negro. The white men stood
on the rear platform while the negro
who sullenly resented their action,
entered the car. Af.er traveling sev?
eral blocks the negro leaped to his
feet, drew a revolver, rushed to the
rear door, shot both men dead and
leaping from the car escaped. Later
he surrendered to the police.
Cardwell died huddled on the rear
platform. Koontz fell off the plat?
form and expired in the street.
Hart, Schaffner & Mar:
THESE are great times we're living in; the mystery of aerial
navigation seems to be just on the edge of being solved; a
few years more and well be traveling through the air with as
much unconcern and security as we now travel on a railroad train.
Progress seems to be the dominant idea of the times; new discoveries, new triumphs of science;
new wonders all along the line. But when you come to clothes?and we all have to come to clothes
every day, and probably will for a good many years?when you come to clothes you'd better come here
and get into a
Hart Schaffner & Marx
fine suit and overcoat. No matter what discoveries may be made in science, no matter how many men
get to the North Pole or the South Pole, you'll never find better clothes than these.
We sell them; they're all wool; they are perfectly tailored; they're the very latest discovery in
correct style and they fit.
Hart Schaffner & Marx
From $20 to $32.50.3
Overcoats and Suits of other good makes,
$6.50 to $30.
John B. Stetson Hats,
$3.50 to $5.
Hawes Von Gal Hats, - $3 to $4.
Royal Limited Hats, - - $1.50.
Enterprise Hats, ... $2.50
Eclipse Negligee and
$1 and $1.50.
Cluett, Peabody & Co.'s Negligee and
Dress Shirts, $1 and $1.50.
Duofold Underwear, $1, $1.25 and $2.50
Jas R. Reiser Neckwear 50c, $1, $1.50.
D. J. Chandler Clothing Co.
Sumter, S. C.
This store is the home of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes.