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Privateer. Jan. 3 ?The New Year
has come and with an unusual
amount of changing places among
both white and colored population.
Oats are showing the effect of the
Dr. R. B. Furman spent a few
days the past week in Richmond.
Mlsuea Ammle Wells and Hennle
May Bradford spent the holidays
here at their homes. Miss Wells re?
turned to Darlington this morning
la resume her school duties and Miss
Bradford to Lanes.
Mb? Ines Wells Is visiting her sis?
ter. Mra. Covlngton. In 3ennettsvllle.
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin of Charlotte.
K. C. spent the holidays here with
their son. Mr. Nathan Orlffln.
Mr. McCallum. of Summerton,
?pent the week's end at the Misses
Mr. C.' B. Jenkins spent Sunday in
Mr. Banyan Harvin. of Silver has
aaoved to the old Pipkin place.
Mr. Analay ;Colb spent the week
ea> with with friends In Lynchburg.
Hagood. Jan. 4.?For the laat few
. days the weather has been warm,
oats are Ml looking well and
are growing very fast.
All the little ohildren of this neigh
were delighted with the
tree at Mrs. T. P. Sanders'
Mabel and Sueje Martnees of
Jtfearon. 8. C, who were visiting
tftetee Sarah and Ida Sanders have
Storey and Osborm Sand
have returned to school. The
_to the Citadel and the latter
The Hagocd High School has
atarted again after having two weeks
Dark Corner, Jan. 6.?Christmas
paaeed off vety quietly here. I saw
tea one that teemed to be under the
laftaeace of b>ose.
where was a family dinner at Mr.
, P. Weeks. Those present were his
r, Mra. W. J. Ardls and husband,
lie son-in-law, Wash Scott and Ben
Ueddings, with their wives. There
were three u rkeys, two hams, with
ether meats, pies, cakes, etc. But no
hoome was seen or heard of after the
dinner. As some of the Plnewood
keys came up there was a shooting
snatch gotten up and some ducks
aad chickens were shot for.
Mr. Blandlig Ardls gave a party
ea Friday nicht after Christmas, at
Which were present Misses Essie, Hen
tale and Eva Ardls. of Paxville. Miss
Man and Mn. Ollte Geddings, of
Plnewood, anJ Misses Edna Ardls.
Mollte Geddings and Agnes Brewer of
th*e corner, with plenty of young men
from Paxvllh. Plnewood and from
Mr. Dud Wejks and Miss Xeilte,
oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
M. Ardls. were married at the rest
dence of the bride's parents last Sun?
day evening by the Rev. Jas. N. To
There has been some moving
around here since my last.
Mr. Joe Johnston has moved from
Ramsey to h s mother s place In this
corner. Mr. Isaac Geddings has mov?
ed from Ramsey to the J. D. Weeks
eld homestead near Plnewood. Wash
Scott has moved from Cane's Savan?
nah to F. J. Graham's place in this
corner. Mrs. Mary K Mclntnsh has
moved Into the house with Mrs. W.
J. Ardls at Kim Rill.
Dud Wetki win move on Mr. K. P.
Geddings' place, as soon as his h um.>
u flnisbesd Ramp Seat! is t<? i
la a few days from Plm woml t.. Hob
Ardls' place In this corner.
Mr. Jim A eta wm a little better el
last acccounts. Mr. l. \\ Berwick,
Sr.. was sick f<>r >* lea dayi net a. ah
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. H fjateaa v < r
sick last week, but were ??. 11? r ;,??-?
terday. We have heard with regret
that we ore toon to loose Dr. Richard
B. Furman im b< >f M ?\ -
ing to OaJaAoaMki which will leave us
In a bed fix In the way o! doctor* as
the death <( l?r Halley b?rt us with
ealy one doctor. < Harvin) in Plne?
wood. And then we hat?> t<? bear of
Dr. Richard leaving us any way.
Hope he will do well wherever he
Mr. Editor, another one of the
managers of the election of last Au?
gust said to me the other day that he
had to pay interest on all the money
he ..wed an.l that he thought Unit it
would be nothing but right for the
state to pay the commssisoners of
?lections and managers Interest on
the money due them from August
last. Klght never wronged any man
is the old adage you know, so our
legislators can think of this while on
Mr. and Mrs. John F. McLeod, of
Manning and Mrs. Henry Geddings
and children of Paxvtlle, were at Mr.
Joe M. Anils' hist Sunday and attend?
ed the Weeks-Anils marriage.
Mr. Silas B. Kolb, rural route man.
of Ptnewood, came near freezing one
day last wck, during the cold sna
while out OD bis route.
Work was to commence on the
Haptlst church last Monday mornlnj...
Rev. J. X. Tolar preached an in?
teresting sermon at Plnewood MU t
Mr. N. Shu ford Griffin, of Plne?
wood, was married to Miss Coral,
daughter of Mr. Joe W. Grilrln, (for?
merly of your city but now of Colum?
bia)) In Columbia a week or two ago,
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin are at their
home In Pmewood, to their friends.
OLD HARD TIMES.
SmithvUle. Jan. 4.?We had two or
three days of pleasant spring-like
weather, but we are again In the
grasp of the ice king. Plenty of Ici?
cles on trees and shrubs this morning
with indication of snow or more sleet
I think Dr. Stiles must be a vision?
ary. I wonder where he went to
make his hookworm investigations. I
want to say in behalf of the poor
white farmers of the South that Dr.
Stiles' statements are very mislead?
ing. There is no class of peo?
ple, that is, generally speaking,
that care more for home surround?
ings and for personal cleanliness than
the poor tenant class, of which Dr.
Stiles speaks so sarcastically. Of
course there are exceptions to all
general rules. You'll And some that
are too careless and Indolent to care
for anything but their own ease and
comfort, so to speak. But a little in?
vestigation will prove that they exist
In all classes. With no ' reference
Ahutever to any one person or lo?
cality, but there Is many a farmer's
wife that would scorn to eat anythinr;
that came from her more wealthy
neighbor's kitchen, where flies and
filth reign supreme. If Dr. Stiles will
make himself as arrogant and intru?
sive toward that class as he has to?
ward the poor farming class, and if
need be disguise himself as a beggar
and go around to the cook room and
ask alms I dare say the scabs will
fall from his eyes. I doubt not but
that he .would almost prefer the
poor farmer's fare to what would be
given him there. I don't pretend to
say that all wealthy people have
these unsanitary affairs, but I do say
that they exist among all classes,
more or less. I don't blame the peo?
ple of certain places, where Dr. Stiles
made himself too Inquisitive to
threaten him with mob violence, and
drive him from their midst. Any de?
cent, self-respecting white man or
woman would resent his allegations.
If he will go Into the homes of the
mill operatives he can write many
articles of length on things that he
sees, especially in their kitchens and
back yards. If Dr. Stiles did but
know it the greater number of coun?
try people regard the mill operatives
as being their inferior socially, not
that all of them deserve it, but be?
cause of the lower element that
you'll flrd among all classes and peo?
ple It matters not whether It be far?
mers, mechanics, clerks or what not.
Why then should he judge the
worthy ones by the unworthy? Just
the idea or his telling the ones that
plough to btthe their feet at night
and change their socks. The average
farmer's garments for the night and
his bedding, though coarse and com?
mon, it may be, is as clean and neat
as any of the most wealthy. A writer
in the Cultivator undertook to answer
some of his bosh and he had to ad?
vise us in regard to personal clean?
liness. There isn't enough words in
the English language for me to ex?
press the contempt we have for tin*
Max, Jan. 6?Mr. B, R. Furth k
a ml Miss Pearl Truluck were mar?
rted Dec, llrd
Mr. John Tyler and If Im Bell M -
. s/ere nmrrled Deo, Ifth,
Tin- students have returned to
school and others i<> their different
Mr. gnd Mrs. Boaari also another
young gentlemen and lady of Or*
angehnrgi friends <>!? Mist Clara Bteel,
s/ere her guests la^t e/eek< Tin y re?
turned t.i their homes Ias1 Monday.
Mr. w. Moore has returned
! i -in At,anta. * oi.
Mr. a. J. ?;.I man left Monday
night f<?r an ext??nded \ Isit t>> rein?
tlveg and friends in Dade City and
There are numbers of renters and
share croppers moving.
Farmtrs are hauling fertilizers*
More will be used In some Instances.
Cotton land will get fine attention.
Ther sj?? re several dinner parties,
social parties and tournaments dur?
ing the holidays however bad the
We have enjoyed and endured rain
and snnBhine, excellent company, fine
dinners, heavy hearts and good
preaching during the last two weeks.
The effects of some have passed and
sonn- never will.
Miss Annie Brockinton left Mon?
day t<> teach nt Friemltiehl.
Mr. A. J. Goodman has bought the
Hoyt Tomllnson place.
Mr. Marion Dorn has onr sym?
pathies in his bereavement.
A happy and prosperous year to
the Watchman and Southron and all
Ol Its readers. ,
PlneWOOd, Jan. 6.?On Monday
night Jan. 10th Mr. Sidney London,
character delineator, will appear at
the graded school auditorium as the
third attraction under the Alkahest
Mrs. M. E. Humbert was stricken
with paralysis on Wednesday morn?
ing while starting a lire in the stove
to prepare the morning meal and j
died in a few minutes afterward.
The body was carried to St. Stephens.
8, C, f >r burial on Thursday. The
deceased was about sixty-five years
old and leaves several married
daughters and sons to mourn her loss
besides scores of friends. She had
been living here for the past year
with her daughter, Mrs. Tom S.
Mrs. Arthur Brailsford is extreme?
ly ill at this writing.
Dr. R. S. Beckham. Jr., has a very
COTTON MARKET BREAKS.
May Sold Off 64 Points, Dropped to
15.60. l/oss of $4.30 Per Bale Be?
low Season's High Record?Long*
Seem in Panic.
New York, Jan. 5.?There was a
sensational break In the coton mar?
ket late today, with May deliveries
selling off to 15.60, or 57 points low?
er than last night, 64 points below
the best level of the day, and 86
points, or $4.30 per bale, below the
high level ot the season.
The weakness In the stock mar?
ket probably contributed to the Wall
street selling, but selling orders came
from all directions and it looked as
though there was a regular panic
among longs following the record
breaking advances of late last year.
It was rumored that the cotton in?
terests were unloading and it was
also reported that a strong Wall
street clique had been formed to de?
press prices, owing to the failure of
trade demand to improve as rapidly
as expected with the turn of the
Today's advices from the South
generally were bullish as to the spot
situation, but there were rumors of
Increased offerings, which probably
aided in precipitating the tremendous
liquidation late in the day. The
market has been more or less un?
settled all the week, but the sensa?
tional break of today came very sud?
denly, with the market declining over
$3 per bale in less than an hour's
time. The market closed weak, at a
net decline of 25 to 28 points with
May selling at 15.60, or at the lowest
It is estimated that the big South?
ern bulls had bought fully 150,000
bales in an effort to check the de?
CENSUS JOBS GO BEGGING.
Director Durand Thinks Prosperity
Must Cause the Trouble.
? Washington, Jan. 4.?Applicants
are not tumbling madly over each
other in an effort to obtain jobs as
census enumerators, and United
States Census Director Durand Is
considerably perturbed over the
shortage of men willing to earn
Government money. The difficulty Is
in the West and South and especial?
ly in the cities. The job of census
enumerators will receive so much
per name per day, depending upon
the locality in which the work is
done, and averages about $60 per
? ?numerator for the entire time re?
quired. In cities of over 5.000 In?
habitant*, where population is con?
gested and counting is easy, the enu?
merator is required to finish his
\\oik in two weeks, but in cities of
under that Bile and in country dis
? ? > is one month is allowed.
Director Durand explains the lack
of applicants for cenaus Jobs on the
theory thai there is so much gen?
eral prosperity In tin* country thai
the Government Jobs are not want?
ed, The time for application! for
theae places ends January 26, and
Mr. Durand invites public-spirited
and patriotic persons to Join In the
( enaui work, even If the pay proves
no inducement. Applicants are re?
quired to pass a test, but only a com?
mon school education Is needed to
qualify, There are 68,000 enumera?
tors' places to be filled.
NEW LEGISLATION RECOM?
County Commissioners And Members
Of The legislature Confer.
The Board of County Commission?
ers held the annual meeting on
Thursday. Jan. 6th, with all mem?
The minutes of meeting held Jan.
4th were read and approved.
The matter of fixing the amount of
licenses for the year 1910 was first
taken Up. The following schedule
was adopted for 1910.
stoves ami ranges.$60.00
Pianos and organs.15.00
All Peddlers on foot.. .. &0.00
All Pedc.ers in vehicles not
All persons trading in stock
or doing a general bar?
A motion was adopted to request |
the legislative delegation to Change
the law in regard to licenses of com?
panies doing business In the county
so as to require them to take out in?
dividual license for each traveling
salesman for their wares, goods, etc.
The legislative delegation was re?
quested to revise the lav relating to
licensing of circuses so as to include
all animal and tent shows generally.
The legislative delegation was re
quested to first confer with the Board
of County Commissioners before
agreeing to enact any legislation
looking to the building ol* a new roai
across the Wateree Swamp and river.
The legislative delegation was re?
quested to enact some law in regard
to convicts escaping from the coun?
ty chaingang, which would cause j
*such convicts to forfeit such part of j
their sentence as they had served
prior to their escape, or that they
would be compelled to reimburse the
county for the expense of their pur- j
suit and recapture by serving extra
time at the rate of fifty cents per
The legislative delegation was re?
quested to make some new disposi?
tion of the sum of $500 voted the
Sumter County Anti-Tuberculosis As?
sociation at the session of 1909.
The legislative delegation was re?
quested to Initiate some measure as
would cause trials for murder to be
beld In the county in which the
crime is committed Instead of in the
county In which the victim dies.
It was decided that all members of
the board who desire to do so may
attend the Good Roads Convention In
Columbia on January 18th.
The following members of the leg?
islative delegation were present: Sen?
ator J. H. Clifton and Representative
T. B. Fr?ser and C. E. Stubbs. Dr.
Geo. W Dick was absent from the city
and could not be present.
At the conclusion of the conference
the delegation requested the board to
have the clerk tabulate for their
guidance such legislation as the
board deems necessary for the bene?
fit of Sumter county and transmit the
same to the delegation before the
next session of the legislature, at
which time they would give these
suggested measures their careful at?
The meeting then adjourned.
The cotton mills of Spartanburg
paid out in dividends Jan. 1st, more
than $350,000; those of Greenville
more than $300,000 and those of
Anderson about $200,000. Sumter
handles more cotton than either of
the towns mentioned, but manufact?
ures none of it now, the yarn mill
having shut down, and not a dollar
Is paid out In dividends, as a result
of the profit made from manufactur?
ing our principal product.
Mr. Henry B. Riggs, for past five
years salesman for The Sumter
Clothing Company, has resigned his
position with that firm and will go
Into business for himself shortly at
Orangeburg. Mr. Riggs' long ex?
perience and thorough knowledge of
the clothing business should assure
blm of every success In his under?
taking. He will he connected with
Mr. Clarence Renneker of Orange
The time is ripe for the hotel and
If three or four <>r a half dozen busi?
ness men will take the bad In the
undertaking they can raise all the
money needed without floating n
bond or mortgaging the .hotel. When
the hotel enterprise la well launch?
ed th*- good work can be carried for?
ward by co-operating with Mr. Al?
derman In his plan to < \t nd the
Alcolu Railroad from Durant to this
?The busiest and mightiest little
thing that ever was made is Chani
berlaln'a Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They do the work whenever you re
quira their aid. These tebleta change
weakness into strength, iistleaaneaa
Into energy, gloominess Into Joyous
naaa. Their action Is so gentle one
don't realise they have taken a pur?
gative. Sold by W. W. Slbert.
S* 2 V
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT.
?Vfegetable Preparation for As
ting Hie Sio nadis and?owcls of
ness and I k?st.Contains neither
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
jUx. Sorna ?
Cfcri.Oed Sugar ?
Apcrfect Remedy forC?nsflpa
Hon, Sour Stomach.Diarrtoea
Facsimile Signature of
Atb months old
Guaranteed under the IrWj
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
WANT A WINDOW?
sash or blind, a door or a dozen, or
a hundred of 'em? No tetter place
to get them for miles a:*ound than
right here. We have the goods at
saving prices and can deliver them
quickly and correctly. This is a de?
pot for such building materials. We
have a phone and we want your or?
The Sumter Door, Sash & Mint! Factory,
J. W. McKelver.
Birnie's Drug Store,
6 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
CHOICE PERFUMES 'AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES
AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, A
FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND
TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: ' ::
OUR MOTTO: PURE ?ND RELIABLE
Our stock is omplete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
''Nineteen Hundred Ten"
In entering upon another business year, we desire to thank our depositors
and patrons for the loyal confidence imposed in this bank during the years we
have been in business,
It shall be our purpose in the future, as in the past, to place our aafftloaj
at your command?our facilities at your convenience our strength aud security
at your disposal.
This bank wants your banking business, promising in return, libers 1 treat?
ment and courteous consideration.
= Bank of Sumter.
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.,
Wants 700 good farm accounts in addition to
its present patronage, during the year 1910.
The fanner who borrows money from the bank
and pays cash for his supplies, should soon
have money to lend.