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WEONCSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1909.
Tb? Sumter Watchman was found?
ed In 1850 and the True Southron in
181?. The Watchman and Southron
low has the combined circulation and
Influence of both of the old papers,
and Is manifestly the best advertising
vadium In Sumter.
St'If TICK HOY SUCCEEDS.
E. D. McCutchan Completes Im?
portant Job In Oaxocn, Mexico.
The following article copied from a
recent Issue of an Oaxaca. Mexico
newspaper, will be read with Interest
by the relatives and friends of Mr.
E. D. McCutchan. a Sumter boy, a
graduate of the City High School
and Clemson College:
"Doubtless one of the most brilliant
social events that Oaxaca has ever
known was that occasioned last Sun?
day evening by the Inauguration of
the new Luis Mlery Teran theatre,
Oaxaca's new play house. The event
was one that called forth the best
paople of the city from both Mexican
and foreign society and the gathering
was one of the most representative
ever seen here.
Governor Plmental presided at the
Inauguration and when the appro?
priate time came'made the official
announcement of the opening of the
magnificent theatre to the Oaxaque
On the stage with Governor Plmen
tel were the higher government offi?
cials including General Hernandez
governor of this military zone, and
Afra. Luis Mler y Teran, widow of the
ex-governor of Oaxaca after whom
the theatre is named. Mrs. Teran
came from Mexico City for the pur?
pose of being present at this open?
When the Invited guests entered
the theatre on this opening night
the place was dimly lighted and after
the theatre was filled and Governor
Pimentel had entered, followed by the
other Important personages, Electrl
can McCutchan flooded the entire
theatre with light, illuminating the
building with 3,000 lights, at the
name time the State band played the
Hlmno Naclonal. The enthusiasm
was general, the applause continued
for some minutes.
The programme was an interesting
one, the features of importance be?
ing a report by State Engineer Franco
on the construction of the house from
the time It was started until the night
of Its Inauguration. Following this
eame the official address. Other
numbers on the program were the
following: a piano duet, on two pia?
nos by Miss Oavito and Emillo Ortlx.
which was most entertainingly ren?
dered; a dialogue by Miss Magto and
If Ins Brlto received such applause
that the author. Dr. Carrledo, was
compelled to come before the audi?
ence and receive an ovation. Cavalier
Rusticana Sung by twenty of the
young lady vocalists of the city,
extremely well rendered and en?
thusiastically received. Then came
the official opening by Governor Pl?
mental In which he announced the
opening of the new play-house to the
public of Oaxaca. The singing of
the National Hymn by a hundred
school children accompanied by the
Hand, closed the event. Several
h light pictures of the stage and
audience were taken.
On the , stage with the governor
115 of the most prominent bus?
men of Oaxaca, as well as the
hundred school children dressed
i the national colors.
One of the principal features of
completion and inauguration
of the new theatre In Oaxaca is
the electrical Installation, Installed
completely and entirely by E. D. Mc?
Cutchan. representing the Arturo
Kr?nzen company of Chicago, who
has a branch In Mexico City. Over a
year ago Mr. McCutchan came to
>axaca and began the work on the
theatre. Since that time the work has
rressed rapidly until the comple
In good time for the Inaugura
Won. The work speaks highly, in
deed, for Mr. McCutchan, for, In all
there are 3444 lights In the building,
from the main switchboard there
fifty-two circuits. Aside from the
tin switch there are three smaller
each carrying a number of clr
cultn. The work of arranging such a
complete installation, having all lines
so perf.^tiy balanced, and In placing
ever' Thing In connection with the II
lumin.\t!oi< In a convenient way for
operation, necessitates the work of
an experienced man, and Mr. Mc
Cu+chan Is to be congratulated on
the successful manner In which this
Work has been done.
The larjce gwttohbOQffd located OS
tlso stago carries some sixty switches,
find Is made of marble, it is ;iS |;u-,
as Is used In many plants f irnlshlng
lights for cities.
The Installation Is made entirely
Are proof, every wire being run
ihr., >n tubes from the board to
Mr. MeCntehan has eomph-ti-d bin
work here and will leave soon for
?f, xuo City, where hu will have
Farmers' Union News
Practical Thoughts for Practical Farmers
(Conducted by E. W. Dnbbs, President Farmers' Union of Sumter
The Watchman and Southron having decided to double its service by
semi-weekly publication, would improve that service by special features.
The first to bo 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 tr?e Union are requested to use these columns.
Also to publish such clippings from the agricultural papers and Govern?
ment Bulletins as I think, will be of practical benefit to our readers. Ori?
ginal articles by any of o?;r readers telling of their successes or failures
will be appreciated and | ublished.
Trusting this Department will be of mutual benefit to all concerned,
All communications for tl Is Department should be sent to E. W. Dabbs.
Mayesville. S. C.
The Sumter County Union will
hold the annual meeting for the elec?
tion of officers in the Court House on
Friday, Dec. 3rd. We hope to have
two invited speakers and will call the
meeting to order at 10 a. m., for the
purpose of hearing them before our
E. W. DABBS,
Some Handeln Thoughts.
I am Indebted to the Farmers'
Union Sun of Columbia for three
very timely art cles: "Hindering
Cause of the South's Progress"
should have the thoughtful reading
of every one in tho county. We need
to read more and take advantage of
the results of the experiments made
by others. We also need to read
more for the broader ing of the mind
that comes from contact with the
thoughts of others when expressed
on paper. Men are usually more
careful of what they say when it is
reduced to writing and especially,
when it Is to be printed, than In or?
dinary conversation or in speech
making. Consequently published ar*
tlcles should, and nearly always do
express the most mature thought the
writer has on the subject under dis?
Our next clipping "Farmers' Clubs"
outlines a simple plan to make coun?
try life more attractive to the young
people, and to the old as well, for
most of us enjoy some relaxation
when It can be obtained without too
much strain. I visited last summer
a community where there is a com?
fortable club home with piano and
games so that all may find amuse
ment. How much this central re?
sort is responsible for the progress
of that commulnlty I am not prepar?
ed tho say. It may be that it is one
of the products of progress. Any way
I would like to see one In every far?
ming community, where meetings of
various kinds could be held without
trespassing on the schools or asking
special favors of private property
Our next is the old, old story of
high prices leading to overproduc?
tion. With corn and hay and oats
and flour bringing high prices, beef
and pork and chickens and eggs
bringing prohibitive prices for the
housekeeper of moderate means, It
does seem that It would not be neces?
sary to urge the growing of these ar?
ticles of home consumption. Fellow
farmers, we have now greater en?
couragement to grow these food sup?
plies than ever before in our history;
are we going In the face of all the
experience of the past to neglect them
for the will 'o the wisp of high
priced cotton. I believe that the price
of cotton will be kept up to profitable
figures for some years, but the farm?
er who reaps most from it, will be
the one who is making a profit on
food crops. E. W. D.
Hindering Cause of the South's Prog?
One things that has hindered the
progress of the South and prevented
her from taking the place In the af?
fairs of the nation to which she
ought to aspire, and, by reason of
her splendid natural advantages, will
ultimately reach, Is that Southern
people are not a reading people, not
even of newspapers, as compared
with other sections of the country.
Coneequentlyi they do not keep
nbfSflUrt Of the times in any of the
affair of life. They are, generally
?peaking1, woefully behind In ail those
ssatten thai relate to material ad?
vancement and social welfare. In
eivie Improvement, In agriculture, In
education and In the SltS and
s< i? nces, oar people, while having
made som,' progress, are yet lag?
gardi end have failed to grasp the
opportunities, better than which none
can be found anywhere, that lie con?
veniently near on every side in this
favored land of ours.
We are confident that the primary
cause of this unprogressiveness is
ignorance. Our people are lacking
In education, many of whom cannot
even read; and the majority of those
who can have never formed the read?
ing habit. As much as some are dis?
posed to decry the newspaper, it is
nevertheless in this day and time the
greatest of all mediums for inter?
change of thought, and the best
means of finding out what is going
on in the world and of learning what
other men and women in other sec?
tions of the country are thinking and
doing. Unfortunately, the masi? of
the people of the South is through
indifference or lack of education cut
off from this source of information.
In the 900,000 square miles of the
South there are just fifty-three daily
newspapers that run over 20,000 cir
CUlation, while in the 94,000 square
miles of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Mas?
sachusetts there are seventy-four. In
thai facti it seems to us, lies in large
part the difference in the progress
of the one section over the other. We
make no mention here of the circula?
tion, of technical papers in the three
States just mentioned, such as jour?
nals relating to agriculture or other
industrial occupations, together wtih
the current literature that pours from
the press every month, which must
run up into the millions; but here in
the South, outside the cities and larg?
er towns, the literature which bears
on a man's chosen field of work is
rarely subscribed for and read but
little. It is no wonder, therefore,
that our people are far behind in the
race along nearly all lines.
In the matter of education
this is especially true, but, fortunate?
ly for the South, our best people are
beginning to find It out, or rather to
appreciate the fact and deplore it,
and to insist on the provision of
means to remedy the evil of Its Illit?
Unquestionably, the progressolve
men and women of the South have a
ureat task before them?the arousing
of the mass of its population, which
lies dormant like a sleeping giant, to
the immense possibilities of its nat?
ural resources and Its inspiration to
such activity as will make the utmost
u?e of what nature has so bountiful?
ly supplied. It Is gratifying, and a
most promising indication of the
good time to come, that with rare
unanimity the press of the South is
seeking to awaken our people to
their responsibilities and duties.
Practically, we are out of national
politics, and have been ever since the
war. although we have ^de vain at?
tempts to get into the t,. me; but now
there seems to be a sort of consensus
of opinion, unexpressed, to be sure,
that possibly the befit thing for the
South is to quit fooling with national
politics and proced to hard work in
furthering its magnificent agricultur?
al, mineral and manufacturing re?
sources as the surest way to recover
the political prestige and power this
section had before the war. That
course, we think, should be encour?
aged; for there Is no hope of the
South's ever getting Into national af?
fairs under present conditions with?
out an abandonment of Its principles,
for the doing of which we hardly
think <>ur people are ready or will?
ing.?Farmers' Union Sun.
charge of the Installation or p large
government building now under con?
struction. During the time he has
been here he has made numerous
friends who will refft! to see him
Some one has suggested the huild
Ing of farmers' clubhouses. Why not?
They would tend to solve the prob?
lem of rural Isolation and the drearl
noes of country life, These club?
houses could be equipped with bil?
liard and raid rooms, with smoking,
music and dining rooms. The old
dolorous church organ could be sup
plemented by n piano and In the
b i em< nl a heating pla nl could be
Installed, Nor would it be out of the
question to have bowling alleys, and
a gymnasium would not be beyond
the meani of the club's members,
And why shouldn't the women en*
joy all the privileges of such a club
houte? There could be no objection j
to their bowling or even occasionally
taking part in a game of billiards.
Tbey are surely entitled to all the
pleasures of life that their sisters in
the cities enjoy. And then for intel?
lectual stimulus the club throughout
the long winter months might have
lecture courses from men eminent in
such work, or conduct study courses,
in art and travel.
The social advantages of such
clubs in farming communities are
simply immense. They would bestow
some of the sweetness and joy that
come to more favored communities.
These things are within the reach of
farmers if they would only think so.
The writer, alluded to above, says on
"It is a mistake to believe thai
these agricultural workers have not
the means or that they would not en?
joy these advantages. And the farm?
ers in the winter have the leisure as
well. They spend money, as it is.
And they spend time. But there is
no system about the manner in
which the farmer occupies himself in
"This is only one suggestion for an
improvement in rural life. There
are educational and social affairs now
enjoyed in the country, but in every
direction there is this vast room for
improvement. And there are sports
and pastimes that should he intro?
duced all of which would tend to
make country life more attractive."?
Farmers' Union Sun.
BIG BONUS OFFERED.
If Von Want to Win the Piano, \o\v
Is the Time to (Jet Busy.
For the purpose of stimulating in?
terest at the outset in our Piano Vot?
ing Contest we have decided to offer
a big bonus in votes for those who
enter the race early. To all who sub?
scribe or secure new subscribers or
'pa'd in advance subscrptlons from
old subscribers to the amount of $15. '
or more, between this date and De- 1
eember 10th Will be given a bonus of
OJlf hundred (IOC* votes ti?V each
dollar paid In addition to the regular
number of votes specified in our ad?
That is to say: If you secure 10
new subscribers to the Watchman
and Southron at $1.50 each, you will
receive 3,000 votes, the regular num?
ber, and 1.500 votes additional as a
It will pay and pay handsomely to
get into the race at the start.
Bear in mind this bonus offer holds
god until 6 p. m., December 10th.
If remittances are made by mail
under this bonus otter, the postmark
on the letter containing the remit?
tance will be counted as if the money
had been paid at this office on that j
Mrs. Ella Tourney died at 9 o'clock
this morning in Philadelphia, Pa.,
where she had been under the care
of specialists for several months. The
body will arrive in this city on the
11 o'clock train tomorrow morning
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Xeill
O'Donnell, who were In Philadelphia
at the time of Mrs. Tuomey's death.
The funeral services will be held In
St. Joseph s Chapel at 11 o'clock
Mrs. Tuomey was a daughter of the
late William Begin, and was born in
this city December 4, 1852. From her
father and husband she inherited a
large estate which she had largely
increased by the exercise of the ex?
ceptional business ability with which
she was endowed and for some year?
she has been one of the wealthiest
residents of Sumter. She was a de?
vout Catholic and had given largely
to the church, one of her most re*
cent benefactions being a large con?
tribution toward the erection of St.
Anne's Church, now in process of
Mrs. Tuomey was twice married,
first to Joseph McGuinnis and then to
T. J. Tuomey, both of whom prede?
ceased her. She left no children, but
is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Neill
O'Donnell, of this city, and Mrs. L.
Arther O'Neill, of Charleston, and
one half-sister. Mrs. W. H. Epperson,
of this city.
The Sumter High School football
team maintained its record in the
game with the Florence High School
Friday afternoon. The score was
22 to 0. The team has never had its
goal line Crosssed hi two years and in
that time a number of strong teams
have been played. The game Fri?
day afternoon was an Interesting ex?
hibition, but the result was never in
doubt, The team work of the home
team was excellent and was what
counted most In deciding the game,
but there was. also, fmo Individual
pluylng. The Florence boys made a
game light and made the home team
IVOl k U >r w hat t hey got.
There vvill be no ordinary pork
barrel in congress during the ap?
proaching season. The vessel will be
a hogshead, at the very lea<t. New
SPLENDID BUCKEYE WOMEN
Married and Unmarried, Praise the Buckeye ,
Mrs. Victoria M. Pickel?
Internal Catarrh. Now Has Best of Health.
MISS Nora Kelley, It. It. 1, Box 121, | Mrs. Victoria M. Pickel, 130 E. Mound
St., Columbus, Ohio, writes:
London, Ohio, says:
**I write to thank you for the wonder?
ful good your Peruua has done for me.
"I have been using Peruna for catarrh,
having had a very aggravated case, so
4,I was a sufferer from kidney and nad tn?t it clogged the nasal organs,
other internal trouble for twenty-two When I did get the nasal organs opened,
years. Two years ago 1 began to take
Peruna and I only took about three bot
ties and to-day I can say I am a well
Could (Mot Eat Without Suffering.
Mrs. H. A. Weaver, Somerset, Ohio,
"I can safely and truly say that Peru?
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"I had catarrh so badly that I had lo3t
the sense of smell and taste.
"I had stomach trouble so bad that I
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"My friends advised me to try Peru?
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the mucus would drop into my throat
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"A friend advised mo to take Peruna,
and after using four bottles I was cured.
"I bare no trouble now, and am happy
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Mrs. Alice Bogle, 803 Clinton Stn
Circleville, Ohio, writes:
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Pe ru na Brought Appetite.
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Mrs. Selina Tanner, Athens, O., writes . highly for the good it has done me.
that Peruna relieved her of stomach i "I also find it of great benefit to my
trouble aud brought her a good appetite, children."
Pe-ru-na An Honest Family Medicines
Editor Dally Item:
Referring to your recent reference
to the Mai raison Report on Muniei
oal Finances, I beg to say that I am
no more wise than any one else on
th*s subject. As you already know
Mr. Harra'son left here without
making his report, and earnest ef?
fort has beten made to have him re?
turn and report but without success.
Had Mr. Harralson not been pa*d bli
money, amounting in round numbers
to $600, which money was paid oul
without authority and even before Mr.
Harralson had finished his work, and
had this money been held back until
Mr. Harralson had made his report,
perhaps the whole thing would not
have resul-.ed In the farce which it
has. I employed Mr. Harralson, by
the authority of Council, and was the
proper one to have authorized this
bill paid. I was never consulted in
the matter and the Clerk and Tr^as
rer paid this $600 without w. -ant.
JAS. P LIOOX
Sumter, S. C, Nov. 22, 1909.
We are made happy by possessing
what we ourselves love, not what oth?
ers think lovely.?Rochefoucauld.
FOR SALE?600 acres, near State
burg, 10 miles west from Sumter,
about 400 acres cleared; 12 settle?
ments; good water, healthy; well
rented; price $25 an acre. Address
A. M. L., Box 326, Charleston, S.
FOR SALE?Three nice gilts left, one
pure bred Bershire and two with
trace of Poland China. Two or
three cows will be fresh in milk la?
ter. Several undressed sleep skins
at a dollar each; about that value
in wool on them. After washing,
fine for botom of buggy or bedside.
Goat skins 50c. E. W. Dabbs, Mayes?
ville, S. C, Nov. 4th.
To-Day That You Have a
Good Pair of Feet
Be thankful also that you know
the location of the store where
you can buy good looking, long
lasting and perfect fitting foot?
wear for those feet.
y. it'll be thankful every day if
you have the judgment to buy
$3.50 8 $4.
Sumter Clothing Co.