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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1909.
The Suinter Watchman was found?
ed In 1850 and the True Southron in
1888. The Watchman and Southron
now haa the combined circulation and
Influence of both of the old papers,
and is manifestly the best advertising
medium in Sumter.
No person connected with or em?
ployed by the Osteen Publishing Co.
la eligible to enter the voting contest
now being conducted by this Com?
pany nor will votes for any candidate
be received from any employe of the
Company. This contest Is being con?
ducted for the patrons of the Dally
Item and Watchman and Southron
and It will be a fair, free and open
contest If care and vigilance can
make It so.
Some time ago a man was employ
ad at a good big sum to climb to the
top of the water stand plre. drill a
*nde and Insert a tube to which was
coupled a pipe running to the ground.
This It Is said was done to allow the
overflow to run off and not be scat?
tered about promiscuously. This
might be a good rebson If the over?
flow cannot be avoided. During the
entire time that the water works
plant was operated by the American
Pipe Company there was no such ex?
pensive contrivance, but a simple ar?
rangement of a float Just below the
top of the pipe on the inside which
made an electric connection and no?
tified the engineer at the works by
ringing a bell, whereupon the pumps
would be stopped, and all waste of
fuel and water avoided. Under the
present arrangement it Is supposed
that the pumps go on. the fuel is con?
sumed and the water goes to waste
There are reports of various other
expenses under the city management
that were not allowed in the days of
the American Pipe management.
The writer, as one Interested in the
husbanding of the city's resources,
would like to know why such things
are allowed by those entrusted with
the management of our city affairs.
Sumter, 8. C, Nov. 12. 1909.
PHOSPHATE NEAR BRANCH
Geologist Sloan Declare* That Deposits
Are Rich and Should Yield 1,000
Tom to the Acre.
Branchvllle, Nov. 23.?State Geolo?
gist Sloan of Columbia has been In
Branchvllle the past week, looking
further Into the bed of phosphate
rock near the town. Last winter while
digging a well on the lands of Mrs.
M. E. Murray, workmen discovered a
deposit of geological specimens and
rocks that were curiously examined
by many. The deposits were found
to be phosphate, but nothing was done
to determine the real worth of the
bed. Now the geologist has made a
thorough Inspection of the land
around where this And was made. He
finds that under the surface about ten
feet there Is a great bed of this de?
posit that he declares Is good phos?
phate. It Is very rich and will pro?
duce. It Is estimated, at least 1.000
tons per acre, possibly a great deal
more; all of It being very close to the
surface. It Is not known yet how far
the deposits extend, but It Is most
probable that they cover a consider?
able portion of tho land.
J. J. Hutto owns the land v here the
richest find of this reck Is situated,
Just outside the town limis. Mr. Sloan
stated when asked as to the probabil?
ity of working this find, that In the
course of five or ten years It could be
worked very profitably and would be
a source of much revenue to the par?
ties owning the land and to the town
of Branchvllle an well.
D. A. R. Entertainment.
A Doll Basaar and Osyter supper
will be given on the afternoon and
evening of Nov. 30th for the benefit
of the D. A. R. Those Interested In
dolls and In fact every one?should
attend, as the dolls on exlhlbtlon
show every variety of dress from the
original fig Wf to the latest sheath
gown. There aro fat dolls and
slim dolls, tall dolls and short dolls??
of ev ry shade and hue. nationality
and style i beauty. There are "Mary
Jane*' and "Buster Browns" and
some costumes to which as yet IM
name has been given. They must be
seen to be appreciated.
There will be a grab bag for the
children. From 3:30 until 10:30 oys"
ters will be served In every style.
The Basaar will be held |M the par?
lors of the Ragles' Club.
Two shooting affrays occurred in
Anderson county Saturday night iim
the result of which Kw Aeker, color?
ed, hi d..id. pearl Mitchell, colored.
Is fatally wounded and John Crosby
and Bud Davis, both negroes, are In
Jail there charged with the respec?
Farmers' Union News
Practical Thoughts for Practical Farmers
(Conducted by E. W. l>nbbs. 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 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 Uni n news and official calls of the Union. To that end
officers, and members of the 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 oor 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.
Mayesvllle, 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,
MAKING A SUGAR-CURED HAM.
Recipe* That It Will Pay the Farmer
A general cure which would make
a good ham under proper conditions
would Include as follows, according
to the American Agriculturalist: To
each 100 pounds of ham, use 1 1-2
pounds Liverpool fine salt, 1 1-2
pounds granulated sugar and 4
ounces of saltpeter. Weigh the meat
and the ingredients In the above pro?
portions, rub the meat thoroughly
with this mixture, and pack closely
In u tierce. Fill the tierce with wa?
ter and roll every seven days until
cured, which in a temperature of 40
MET DEATH UNAFRAID.
Heroism That Makes Us Think Bet?
ter Of Human Nature.
When men look death In the face
it brings out the brave, undaunteti
spirit in them, the spirit that death
cannot conquer. In the blackest dark?
ness the spark of manhood burns the
The thrilling rescue of some of the
miners at Cherry, 111., after they had
been imprisoned for a week In the
caverns hundreds of feet below day?
light has brought out stories of ter?
rible suffering, but it has also brought
to light Instances of sublime heroism.
It is inspiring to read how William
Oleland, the sturdy Scotchman, twice
a day conducted religious services
and delivered a little sermon to the
men around him, bidding them to be
of good cheer, whether life or death
was to result. "The Lore1 ib with us
evn here, and great is his mercy!''
be would exclaim. "Keep up your
h' ; rts. lads! God is with us; don't
despair. Others have been shut off
from the light of day as we are, and
In God's good time have come out
to 50 degrees would require about 50 J ,, ,
. alive. He was a better prophet than
days for a medium rram. Large hams. ? w? ,_
require ten days more for curing.
When wanted for smoking, wash the
hams in water or soak for 12 hours.
Hang in the smokehouse and smoke
slowly 48 hours and you will have a
very good ham.
Another method of pickling hams
and shoulders, preparatory to smok?
ing, includes the use of molasses. To
4 quarts of fine salt add 2 ounces of
pulverized saltpeter, add sufficient
molasses to make a pasty mixture.
The hams having hung in a dry, cool
place for three or four days after cut?
ting up, are to be covered on all sides
with the mixture. Put It more thick?
ly on flesh side, then lay skin
side down for three or four days.
In the meantime, make a pickle of
the following proportions, the quan?
tities here named being for 100
pounds of ham: Coarse salt 7 pounds,
brown sugar 5 pounds, saltpeter 2
ounces, potash or pearlash 12 Ounces,
soft water 4 gallons. Heat graduell)
and as the skim rises remove It. Con?
tinue to do this as long as any skim
rises, and then It ceases, allow the
pickle to cool. When the hams have
remained the proper time Immersed
In this mixture, cover the bottom of
a clean, sweet barrel with saH 1-2
inch deep. Pack in the hams as
l lonely as possible, cover them with
the plckb\ and place over them a fol?
lower with weights to keep them
down. Small hams of 15 pounds or
less, also shoulders, should remain In
the plc\ie for five weeks. Larger
ones require six to eight weeks, ac?
cording to size. I.et *hem dry well
i he knew.
In what seemed to be the last ex
tremltv when their strength was fail?
ing, and they had almost lost hope
of ever escaping alive, George Eddy
wrote this, letter on a page in his
Dear Wife and Children: I write
these few lines to you and I think it
will be for the last time. I have tried
to get out twice, but was drove back.
There seems to be no hope for U3,
came down this shaft yesterday to
belp to save the men's lives. I hope
the men I got out was saved. Well,
Lizzie, if I am found dead, take me
to bury me in Streator and move back
Keep Ester and Clarence and Jimmie
together as much as you can. I hope
they will not forget their father, so I
will bid you all good-by and God
hies* you all. George Eddy.
Hardly a thought of himself or of
his own fate, he grieved most for the
wife and children that he thought he
had left behind. His thoughts were
nil for them and for the men he has
?i tl ed his own life to save
On the other side of this leaf
Waltat Walte wrote this note, hoping
that some day it would be found:
We the undersigned, do not blame
anyone for the accident that hap?
pened to pen us in here, and we be
lleve that everybody has done all in
their power to relieve us. With best
wishes to all concerned.
The nineteen men penned together
In this groupe all signed this notice
to the world that they were dying
without blaming anyone for their
fate and with no hard or bitter feel?
ings against anyone in the world.
All who appreciate bravery will re?
joice to know that these men who
A Judge in Sacremento has indicat?
ed one way of treating ignorant and
brutal chauffeurs who have no regard
for the leves of pedestrians. Such'a knew how to die were saved to live
person ran over and killed the father
of five children. The Judge Imposed
a sentence of ten years In the peni?
tentiary, but placed the convict on
probation, requiring him, as the price
of conditional freedoom, to pay $52 a
month toward the support of the
They are the kind of men the world
needs, and they "will make ashamed
those who worry over petty troubles,
who fret at the failure to secure ev?
erything they desire and who are
plunged into despair when troubles
descend upon them,
children made fatherless by his reck- I Out of the darkness of that mine,
less driving. This seems a whole where these simple miners were face
some parole and a logical penalty. It | to face with death, streams the
places a new brand upon the untam?
ed and careless driver of road ma?
chines. If .such persons are compell
ed to support the families of their
victims, they may be more Willing to
go to a training school before under?
taking an occupation that should no!
be one of danger to others. ( >wnei*l
Of automobile! may welcome a nnth
>d that win enforce due caution upon
There are s >mc shrewd real estate
operator! In Bpartanburg, The) are
buying real estate now and bavins.
the consideration entered In tin deed
as a sum far less than the price real"
ly paid, the purpose being tO deceive
the tax assessors next spring.?Spar
j tanburg Journal.
?Klit of a heroism that reveals to us
tht grandeur of human nature at
its best, and which, In Its triking con?
tract to the lordldneSi and selfishness
"f every day life serves to strength?
en our faith In man God. Such trag"
M. s as this mine disaster are pathet?
ic and terrible beyond expression, but
when accompanied by the courage
:ind self abnegation recorded In this
ease, tin- tragedy Is converted Into a
I moral triumph and an inspiration to
ill mankind.- Baltimore Sun.
W, < >. Grooe is suing the Paris
Mountain Water Company in Qreen
I'e for damagei In the sum of $2,
'?on. The water company shut off the
i at Mr. Groce'i home because
of notebpyment of a bin.
Comment in English newspapers
shows that a sharp revulsion of feel?
ing has been caused by the violent
and injurious conduct of militant suf?
fragettes at Permondsey. Acid throw?
ing is likely to be abandoned as a
means of conversion. Happily, the
interest of American women remains
academic. even though a group of
women of Iowa adopted militant res?
olutions. Quite as pertinent is the ap?
pearance in this country of Mrs.
Philip C. Snowden. of London, who
has the advantage of some acquain?
tance in the United States. She is ar?
dent for woman suffrage, but she ap?
preciates the reactionary danger to
the cause that lies in violence. She
disclaims and discountenances such
methods, and no man could summar?
ize the truth better than does she in
this sentence: "You can not demon?
strate your right to make laws by
breaking them." Assault upon the
ballot box surely seems an illogical
way to assert the claim to its patriot?
kKIM)ht of the condition of
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
At Sumter, in the State of South Carolina,
at the close of business. Nov. 16th, 1903.
Loans and discounts, $408,:; 13 10
Overdrafts, secured and unse?
cured, 21,792 71
U. S. Bonds to secure circula?
tion, 26,000 00
Premiums on U. 8. Bonds, 50 ) 00
Bonds, securities, etc., 18,000 00
Banking house, furniture and
fixtures, 3.000 00
Other Real Estate Owned 561 37
Due from National Hanks
(not reserve agents), 39 7f>2 94
Due from State and Priv te
Banks and 15 inker.-, T ust
Companies, and Savings
Banks, 18,455 51
Duo from approved reserve
agents, 25,166 68
Checks and other cash items. 1,497 C6
Notes of other National Banks, 3.000 00
Fractional paper currency,
nickels and cents, 1,421 79
Lawful Money Reserve
in Bank, viz :
Specie, 13,442 85
Legal-tender notes, 155 00 13,597 85
Redemption Fund with U. 8.
Treasurer, (5 per ct. of cir?
culation,) 1,250 00
Total, $581,198 91
Capital stock paid in, $100,000 00
Snrplu* fund, 50,000 CO
Undivided profits, less ex?
penses and taxes paid, 35,064 63
National Bank notes outstand?
ing. 24,500 00
Doe to State and Private
Banks and Bnnker-* 2,048 75
Individual deposits subject
to cheok, 369,585 63
Tou. $581,198 91
State of South Carolina, ) qq
County of Samter. $ ??*
I, J. l McCALLUM, Cashier of th?
above named bank, do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
J. L. McCALLUM, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
23rd day of Ncv. 1909.
GEO. L. BICKER,
JOHN RKID, )
H. D. BARNETT, f Directors.
GEO. D. SHORE, )
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.,
LOCATED AT SUMTER, S. C.
At the Close of Business Nov. 16.1909.
Loans and Discounts, $553,932 69
l ?verdr \1t\ 9,633 72
Banking House, 19,50? 34
Furniture and Fixtures. 3,173 62
Due from Banks and Trust Co's, 121,089 50
Currency, 8.481 00
Gold, 8o5 CO
Silver and other coin, 3,183 29
Cnecis and Ca<*h Items, 1,330 57
Tctal, $721,197 73
Capitnl Stock paid in $120,000 CO
Snrplus Fand, 25,102 34
Undivided Profits, less Cur?
rent Eipeases and Taxes
Paid, If 08 17
Due to Bauks and Trust Co's. 28,618 22
Dividends Unpaid, M0 CO
Individual bepotdts, subject
to Check 392,660 27
Savings Deposits, 137,128 73
Reserved for Taxts 1 500 00
Total, $721,197 73
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, )
County of Sumter. )
Before me came R. L. Edmunds, Cashier
of the above named bank, who being
duly sworn, says that the above and
foregoing statement is a true condition of
said Bank, as shown by the books of said
R. L. EDMUNDS, Cashier.
Sworn to and subscribed before me tab
23rd day of Nov. 1909.
O. L. Yates, Notary Public, 8. 0.
C. G. ROWLAND,
R. J. BLAND,
Nov. 23, 1909.
FOR BALE?600 acres, near State
burg, 10 miles west from Sumter,
about 4 00 acres cleared; 12 settle?
ments; good water, healthy; well
rented; price $25 an acre. Address
A. M. L., I?ox 326, Charleston, S.
POH SALE?Three nice gilts left, one
pure bred Bershlre 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,
line for botom of buggy or bedside
Goat skins 50c. E. W. Dabbs, Maycs
vllle, S. C, Nov. 4th.
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT.
ting the Stomachs and?owels of
ne ss and Rest.Con tain s ncitter
jkx. Senna *
Arne Seed *
Iti Carbon Je Soda*
Aperfect Remedy forConsfipa
tion, Sour Stomch.Dlarrm
ness and LOSS OF SLEEP.
Facsimile Signature of
For Infants andCMlfceiu
The Kind You Have
Atb months old
r S32fjr Jxu?ranteed undertheF?cZ
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
TMt OtNTAUB MHMNT, HCW TONK CITT.
BiRNic s Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
CHOICE PERFUME? [AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES, 1'ATI'NT MEDICINES
AND DRUGGISTS sUiNDklKS, A
FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND
TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: ::
OUR MOTTO: PURE AND RELIABLE GOODS.
Our stock is complete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
THE GROWTH OF OUR LUMBER
has been something phenomenal,and
is due to strict adherence to sound
business principles. Always provid?
ing full measures and the highest
qualities of well-seasoned lumber, we
have succeeded in retaining all of
out hi customers, and in attracting
no v ones all the time. For reliable
lumber at fair prices and prompt de?
liveries, come to us.
The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Factory,
J. W. McKeiver.
HORSES, MULES. BUGGIES, WAGONS, HARNESS,
Lime, Cement, Acme Wall Plaster, Shingles, Laths,
Fire Brick, Clay, Stove Flue and Drain Pipe, Eic
tt j g**_? All kinds, Horse, Cow, Hog and
Hay and Grain?Chickcn * . .. .. ? ..
SEED OATS, WHEAT, RYE AND BARLEY.
A car load or a single article. Come and see us, if
unable to do so, write, or phone No. io.
BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
SUMTER, S C.
? n a t->t> TPV FOR THE FUNDS OF *
Promptness in all transactions, and unexcelled
facilities for handling your business in every
department of banking is the basis upon which
this bank, the Oldest and Largest in the city of
Sumter, invites your account.
First National Bank, sumter, s. c. ?