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&ATUROAY, JANUARY 8, 1910.
The Sumtir Watchman was found?
ed in 1850 and the True Southron In
1BIC. The Watchman and Southron
low ha* the combined circulation and
ta?nence of both of the old papers,
la manifestly the best advertising
Hum la Bumter.
DO IT NOW.
At a committee meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce held Wednes?
day night ha the office of President L.
D. Jennings, the hotel question was
brought up after the business for
which the meeting was called had
been disposed of and several of those
present expressed themselves as being
strongly In favor of taking Immedi?
ate steps to build a hotel. They said
that It la a public necessity that
lack of which Is doing Sumter an In?
calculable amount of Injury?an In
Jury that grows greater from day to
day and that directly and Indirectly
Injures every property owner and
business man in the city. Two of
those present pledged themselves to
take $5.000 stock each 1 ? a hundred
thousand dollar hotel ompany, a
third said he would put In $2.500 at
least, snd several others said they
would take a substantial amount in
stock. Every man who had anything
to say favored the organisation of a
hotel company and every one who
said he would take stock meant what
he said, and Is able to do all and
more than promised. This hotel talk
had about It a ring of business and
sincerity that impressed us with the
belief that the Iron is hot and now
Is the time to strike. Everybody in
Bumter who is at all conversant
with the situation knows that a hotel
la needed and they realize also that
the existing conditions are detrimen?
tal to the town. The rich men of
the town who have the largest buai
ness interests and the heaviest In?
vestments In real estate are sustain?
ing tha larger share of the general^
Injury and It behooves them, as a
matter of self-Interest, apart from
any consideration of public spirit or
duty which they owe the town In
which they accumulated and are ad?
ding ?o their wealth, to uh?- ? part of
their means to provide a puolic ne?
cessity that wttl prevent depredation
of pre** nt values of real estate, stim?
ulate the business life of the commu?
nity and contribute In no small
manner toward the future growth and
development of Sumter.
We are convinoed that the busi
aese community ts ready to welcome
the msvement and build the hotel
and we feel sure that right now is
the time for an energetic effort to
be ma le to enlist the united and en
thus4aitlc cooperation of the people
of Sumter. If the people will get
togther and work together, the hotel
can be built and opened for the en?
tertainment of the public next fall.
PK? MONEY VOH 8CIIOOL8.
-Up Commission Has Given
<<dtimbla. Jan. 6.?After three
years oi hard work, the dispensary
wlndlng-up commission has present?
ed the State with the sum of $275,
000, Dr. W J. Murray, chairman of
the commissi??n yesterday turning
that g nount over to the State Treas?
urer. This money belongs to the
schooln <?f the State and will be dis?
tributed as prescribed by law. Over
$100.0)0 is held by the commission
as reserve, fund to pay any of the
Claims that should be lost In the
courts and for future expenses. *
The $275.000 is money that at one
time ?eemed lost to the State and
was only saved after a strong-sta 1
togi ther fight of the members of the
comm sMlon and the hard work of
the attorneys. With the deciding of
the cases In tin- courts the old State
diaper sm ry will have passed away
and Iis life Wtn he on the pages of
the h story of the State.
Of the $100.ao.> held as a reserve
by th.) commission, only $64,000 has
been contested, the largest amount
being the claim of the Carolina C,la*s
A' ( ?rding t ? the last statement by
the d spen-eiiN auditor. Mr West, lo
has approved < lalms against 14 of
the counties ragtag out the dispensa?
ries to the amount of $101.446.56.
As has been stated, it Is prohahh
that the commission will attach the
Claim?* h Id tip against the county
dispensaries until tin- matter can be
trashed out In the court*. A la rue
sum 'vlll be secured by the commis?
sion ?y overjudgments.
The following are the claims
agnlmt the different counties and
the amounts 'hat be VS. btOfl SpproV?
cd h) the dispensary auditor:
Alker . . . . $ lt.4m.ss t 1 4.4s:t.fcj
P.amberg <tt,l7t.4l 8.360.0."
Barn-veil .. im.4mt.:is 18.540. II
Herkeley ... 12.723.07 d.a^.jr?
? alle m . . 11.496.13 10.789.38
Coli?" on. . . 5.463.90 3,550.71
Doi I | . 1J.959.54 6,773. II
Farmers* Union News
Practical Thoughts for Practical Farmers
(Conducted by E. W. I) abbs, 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 1 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 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 o??r readers telling of their successes or failures
will be appreciated and published.
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.
WOHLD RECORD FOR COHN.
Iowa Edlpor Purchase Ton-Ear Ex?
hibit at Rate of $2,345 per Bushel.
Corn iold In Omaha for a time Fri?
day at the rate of $2,341 and wheat
at the rate of something like $800 a
That sounds like an astounding
statement when one considers that
75 cent corn and $1,25 wheat are
sufficient to create a nation-wide
commotion. 13ut believe it or not
it's as true ai the Ten Command?
ments or the I o'clock closing law.
Hundreds of exhibits were put un"
der the hammer yesterday and sold
for prices ranging from the merely
nominal to the figure quoted above,
which was the rate paid for the
grand champion 10-ear sweepstakes
winner, exhibited by Joe Overstreet,
of Franklin, Ind.
The ten ears were purchased by
E. E. Favllle, editor of Successful
Farming, published at Des Moines,
la. Mr. Favllle bid and paid $335
for the 10-ear exhibit and stood
ready to offer as high as $500 for
his purchase, had the bidding forced
him up to *\hat figure. Figuring 70}
ears to th' buche!, erhlol la the num-1
bcr require i for sho\> purposes, the
exercise ? f ? UttV simple arithmetic
xhews that at tne rate paid a bushel
of the same coin wouiu have been
worth the figure quoted at the first.
The price paid by Mr. Favllle for
the 10-ear exhibit Is the highest ever
paid for ten ears of corn In the
world. , ?
Just how much of the amount paid
may be credited up to intrinsic merit
in the corn and how much to adver?
tising value Is hard to tell. Mr. Fa?
vllle. the purchaser, bought It to dis?
tribute among subscribers to Success"
ful Farming. He purchased the prize
winning tea ears last year and said
today that investigations of the re?
sults of the distribution of that
corn showed that It is paying to put
out high-class seed.
The wheat which sold at the rate
of $800 a bushel was grown by H. E?
Krucger, of Reaverdahi, Wla.
Bidding on the wheat started at
$3. It was rapidly run up to $20
where It stuck for a long time. Then
it took a spurt and began jumping
up by $5 increases until it reached
$100, and Mr. Krueger took the sam?
ple with the high bid of $104.
The wheat graded 6 4 pounds.
The sample which was exhibited had
been reduced down to somewhere be?
tween seven and eight pounds, mak?
ing the price* paid average up close
tO $600 the bushel. It was disap?
pearing to fast from the pasteboard
box in which It was exhibited that a
long chain and padlocks were placed
lipon it to prevent visitors from dip?
ping in under the glass cover.
AN INTERESTING CASE.
Minority Stockholders Appoal to
Courts to Set Aside Sale of Valua?
ble Heal Estate.
From the Dally Item, Jan. 4.
Some of tive or six yean ago a
Syndicate of negroes purchased from
the estate of Mrs. O. H. Moses the
lot of land and the building thereon,
situated on the northwest corner Of
Main Street and Hampton Avenue,
and having a frontage on Main street
Of about 100 feet. The purchasers
Fairtleld.. . 19.&87.0S.
Hampton.. . 7,660.30 MS6.11
Kershaw . . 11,410.11 s:'3.3i
Uta. 10,141.61 16,236.50
U llngton . I,064.so 5,622.80
Orangeburg 61,141.66 17,750.61
Sumter .... 8,213.55 7,368.90
Wllllamsburg. 10,674.78 ^<;,s7i.36
Totals. . . $247.is I. is $101,446.56
The amount of the claims held up
in tin- counties retaining the die*
p.us.it I? s |h ? ild to be about $20,000.
Should the state win in the contest
over the o)alms,,thc counties will pay
lbs sums representing the claims to
the State in place of to the different
orga^'zed a corporation under the
title of the Commercial and Real Es?
tate Company, with a capital of $10,
0000, divided into 100 shares of a par
ralttt of $100 per share, to hold this
property. The president of the com?
pany was Z. E. Walker, and all the
officers and stockholders were ne?
groes. The corporation was said to
have been in a sound and solvant
cond'tlon and owing to the rapid en?
hancement of Main street, real estate
this stock was worth considerably
more than par.
A short time ago the sale of 90 1-2
shares of stock was made by Z. E.
Walker and a majority of the stock?
holders to Messrs. H. D. Moise, Thos.
Wilson, John Wilson, R. D. Lee and
others, the only original stockhold?
ers refusing to sell being W. T. An?
drews, who owned 7 1-2 shares, I.
D. Davis, 1 share and one other hold?
ing 1 share. At a stockholders
meeting duly called, the company
was reorganized and new officers
elected?all being white. At this
m-etlng a resolution was proposed)
authorizing the sale of the property
to Dr. E. R. Wilson, for the sum of
$18,000. W. T. Andrews objected to
this resolution and proposed to
amend It by substituting the name
of W. T. Andrews for that of Dr.
Wilson and changing the sale price
to $20,000. This amendment was re
jected. W. T. Andrews then propos?
ed as a substitute that the property
be sold at public auction to the high?
est bidder. This substitute was voted
down, and the original motion au
thirizing the sale to Dr. E. R. Wil?
son for $18,000 was adopted.
Following this action W. T. An?
drews, in his own behalf and in be?
half of the two other minority stock?
holders, through their attorney, L.
D. Jennings, Esq., appealed to Judge
Wilson for an injunction to restrain
the majority stockholders from sell?
ing the property under the terms of
the resolution adopted at the stock?
holders meeting*. Judge Wilson
granted an order temporarily enjoin?
ing the sale.
R..D. Lee, Esq., representing the
majority stockholders, appealed to
the Supreme Court for an order set?
ting aside the order of Judge Wilson,
and the hearing is being had today
before the Supreme Court. If the
order of Judge Wilson is set aside,
as asked by the majority stockhold?
ers, the sale of the property to Dr.
E., R. Wilson will be consummated,
but it* the order is made permanent,
the case will come up on Its merits
at the next term of the court of
Common Pleas for Sumter county.
It is a very interesting case in that
It involves the right of minority
stockholders to block a proceeding
authorized and desired by the ma?
From the Daily lt^m, Jan. 5.
The hearing in the case of \V. T.
Andrews et al., vs. The.Sumter Com?
mercial and Real Estate Co.. R. D.
Lee, Thomas Wilson et al, was held
yesterday before Associate Justice
Woods, in Chambers at Columbia
The proceedings was a motion to set
aside an important injunction re?
straining the defendants from dis?
posing of the real estate Of the com?
pany in pursuance of a resolution
authorising the sale, which wa
adopted by a majority vote of the
stockholders at a meeting recently
held. L. 1). Jennings, Esq., appeare?
for the plaintiff and It. 1 >. Lee, Esq
represented the defendants who
asked for an order letting aside the
order of Judge Wilson. Judg
Woods declined to set aside the ol?
der of Judge Wilson, but by consent
of counsel for both parties, he modi
tied it to the extent of permittln
the officers, of the company as now
constituted to collect the renta from
the property( pay taxes and Inten .
and to transact other necessary bus!
ness. Judge Wilson".' order remain
In force and the consummation <
the sale of the property Ii forbidden,
and unless Ho- case ll Settled before?
hand it will come up for rtlal on its
merits at t
that there was a minor error in the
statement of the facts in the article
printed yesterday. To keep the rec?
ord straight, the following statement
The resolution adopted at the
stockholders meting authorized and
directed the sale of the property to
Dr. E. R. Wilson for the sum of
SI8,000, from which the mortgage
debt amounting to $4,212 was to be
deducted, and the net proceeds paid
over to the stockholders of record as
their interest might appear.
W. T. Andrews offered $20,000 for
the property, he assuming the mort?
gage debt of $4,212, leaving the net
sum of $20,000 to be divided among
the stockholders. When this propo?
sition was rejected he moved that
the property be sold at auction to
the highest bidder. This proposition
was also rejected and the original
motion directing the sale to Dr. Wil?
son for $18,000, from which the
mortgage debt is to be deducted, was
COPY SUMMONS TOR RELIEF.
State of South Carolina. County of
Sumter?Court of Common Pleas.
Lillie D. Knight, plaintiff, against
Albert Armstrong Jacobs, Ella
Stokes, Rhett Cantey, Moultrie Can
tey, Matthis Cantey, William Cantey.
Mark Cantey, Windham Cantey, Dol
lle Cantey and an Infant commonly
known as "Sis Cantey", defendants.
To the Defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and re?
quired to answer the Cn nplaint in
this actlcn, of which a ? ??y is here?
with served upon you, ai:d to serve
a copy of your Answer to the said
Complaint on the s lbscribers at their
office, 120-122 North Main Street, In
the City of Sumter, S. C. within
twenty days after the service hereof,
exclusive of the day of such service;
and if you fail to answer the com?
plaint within the time aforesaid, the
plaintiff In this action will apply to
the Court for the relief demanded In
Dated December 21st, A. D., 1.909.
LEE & MOISE,
To the Defendant, Matthis Can?
tey, Take Notice. That the Summons
and Complaint in this action were
filed In the office of the Clerk of said
Court, on the twenty-fourth day of
December, A. D. 1909.
LEE & MOISE.
. There are at least twenty men in
Sumter who are able to subscribe
for $5,000 worth of stock in the
hotel company?have they the pub?
lic spirit to do it?
CASTOR l A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Han Always bought
Loans negotiated upon improv?
ed farms, payable in annual in?
stallments. No Commission
Borrowers pay actual cost of per?
fecting Loan. For further infor?
mation apply to
JOHN B. PALMER & SON.
P.O. Box 282, Phone No. 1085.
Office Sylvan Bldg.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
TAX RETURNS FOR 1910.
COUNTY AUDITOR SUMTER CO.,
SUMTER, S. C, Dec. 3. 1909.
Notice is hereby given that I will
attend, in person or by deputy at
the folk wing places on the days in?
dicated, respectively, for the purpose
of receiving returns of real estate,
personal property, and poll taxes for
the fiscal year commencing January
Tindalls. Tuesday, Jan. 4th.
Privateer, (Jenkins' store.) Wed?
nesday." Jan. 5th.
Manchester, Levi's, Thursday. Jan.
Wedgefield, Friday, Jan. 7th.
Claremont Depot, Monday Jan
Jlagood, Tuesday, Jan. 11th.
RembertS. Wednesday, Jan. 12th.
Dalsell, Thursday, Jan 13th.
W. T. Brogdon's Store, Friday,
Mayeavllle, Tuesday, Jan. 18th.
Shlloh, Wednesday, Jan. 19th.
Norwood's N Roads, Thursday,
Oswego, Friday, Jan. 21st.
All pci-Mus whose duty it is to
make 1 turns should be prompt to
meet mo -'it these appointments. All
returns musl be mad.' before Feb.
' TN'GGS WILDER.
tor for Sumter Cj.
LONEY TELLS NEW STORY.
Tow Says I*olicenmn Owens I>l?i Not
Offer Him $2 to Arrest Jackson.
John Loney, colored, who shot
Jack Jackson, last Sunday, stated
Tuesday to a newspaper man that
he, Loney, was not authrized by Fo"
lieeman Owens to try to arrest Jack?
son, nor did Mr. Owens offer him,
or any one else that he knew of, any
reward to arrest Jackson.
Loney said that he went to Jack?
son to induce him to surrender and
to try to settle the matter with the
woman who accused Jackson of
stealing her turkey, and that Jack?
son cut at him with a razor, slashing
his coat and vest across the front,
when he Loney fired in self defense.
Loney further stated that Police?
man Owens was disappointed in
Jackson running away before Mr.
Owens could get him. and that Mr
Owens said he would not have hac
Jackson to escape for two dollars or
some such amount, and that the re?
mark of Mr. Owens could not hav?
been constructed to mean that he
Owens, wanted Loney, or any on?
else, to attempt to arrest Jackson
either without or with pay. Lone:
says that he had no idea of attempt
ing to arrest Jackson.
Konestly now, do you think any?
one will be arrested for failing to
connect their premises with the sew?
erage system? .
?Chamberlain'^ Cough Remedy
never disappoints those who use it
for obstina* coughs, colds and ir?
ritations of the throat and lungs. It
stands unrivalled as a remedy for all
throat and lung diseases. Sold by
W. W. Sibert.
For what you want in Fancv and Heavy
Groceries. We are appealing to those
who appreciate good service, liberal
treatment, fresh goods and full weights
THIS WEEK WE WILL SELL THE
Famous Tennessee Eggs,
Candled and Graded, at
Red Cross Milk,
16 oz. Best Mil!.', Every
Ever tried Cherry Pie and Cherry
Dumplings in Mid-Winter? Makes one
of the finest deserts; besides you can use
the straight cherries.
"Our Name is a Household Word."
WHERE QUALITY REIGNS"
WE WISH ALL OCR FRIENDS
\ND PATRONS A HAPPY AND
PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR AND
TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY OF
THANKING THEM FOR THE LIB?
ERAL PATRONAGE BESTOWED
UPON US DURING THE YEAR
JUST CLOSED, AND IF THERE IS
ANYTHING WE CAN' DO THAT
WILL INCREASE THEIR PLEAS?
URE OR BANK ACCOUNT DUR?
ING 1910 THEY ARE AT LIBERTY
TO CALL ON US.
O'Donnell 6 Co