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MTUHOAV, FEBRUARY 26, 1910.
?4 M the Poetofltoe et Sumter. 8.
C a* Second canes Matter,
gggggi.. . -.
Mr. end Mm. I. C. Streuet left
Meede/ efter noon for New York
where they will epend ten deye or
Messrs. S. R. Chandler end Louie
Lyon of O'Donnel! A Co., went to
New York Monday.
Mr. Joseph M. Chandler left on
Monday night for New York.
Mrs. 0. W. Dick, who hes been
etetttng relatives In Columbia, has re?
Mr. Leon M. Green, of Columbia,
?pent Sunday and Monday In the
Mint Celle Weil, who hes been
venting her sister, Mrs. Abe Roten?
berg, returned Monday to her home
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Stredley. of
Hendereonville who have been on a
two months visit to Mr and Mrs. D.
P. Kelly., returned to their home
Mice Leeste Brown in visiting her
parents on Calhoun St. Mies lirown
to a recent graduate of the Roper
Hospital of Charts:ton.
Mr. A J. Ard returned Wednesday
from a business ortp to Pine
Mr. N. 8. McF*od, >f 3wlmmlng
Pens, was in the city Wedneeday.
Mine Fetrcloth le visiting Mra C. L
Mrs. J. M. WlteeU. of Walterboro,
In spending e few days with Mra H.
Messrs. C. G. Rowland and Geo. D.
Shore heve returned from New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Nswton Lewis and
t Mra A. O. Davis, who havt been visit?
ing Mra a\ W. Molse, have returned
to their home in Nsw York.
Mra S. H. Harby and Mies Virginia
Harby heve returned from a trip to
Mine Martha Alderman, of Alcolu,
le visiting her alster. Mra D. C. Shaw.
M*a L. L. Drake hae returned from
a visit to Henderson. N. C.
Mra. Began la Fraeer who Is visit?
ing relatlvse In this etetlon, returned
Wednesday from a .nit to "
- eeAUitp. Mra Fraeer will leave next
Mondsv for h?r home In Virginia
THE PIANO CONTEST.
This Tells How to Obtain 360,000
We want to Increase the subscrip?
tion Met of the Watchman and South?
ron even more than It haa already
been Increased as the result of the
Pleno Contest, and we make this of?
fer to contestants: For 100 new paid
In advance subscriptions to the
We??*hmen and Southron, we will give
166,660 votes as bonus in addition to
the 16.600 regular votes. Think of it,
116,6oo votes for 100 new subscribers!
Per too nsw subscriptions ths regu?
lar and booue votes will be 260,000
votes. Oet your friends to subscribe.
One subscription for two years will
count as two subscriptions.
Passenger Train Side-Swiped.
As the train for Charleston came
Into the station here Wednesday night
the Pullman was slde-ewlped by a
coal car. The coal car waa backed In?
to the Pullman, badly acarrlng it up
and breaking the gas connections,
thus disabling It. The porter weru
through Immediately after the cra-h
and* warned all to put out cigars and
refrain from striking matches For?
tunately no one war hurt. The Pu?'.
man was aide-tracked and left hero
It is almost a miracle that no one
waa hurt. The accident happened Just
as the passenger was pulling into the
station The Pullman was struck In
front and all ths glasses on the left
sids were broken. There were eight
pasesngers aboard the Pullman, in?
cluding two ladles and a gentleman
who were on the left aide of the train.
How none of these were hurt Is a
wonder. Among the pasesngers wore
Traffic Manager r. a. Brand, of the
Atlantic Coast Line, and Mr. P. a.
Wlloox, division counsel.
One of the most attractive windows
in the city is that of the O'Donnell Co.
It represents "George" cutting his
father's cherry tree. It is something
artistic and seasonable.
Monday la the laat day for paying
taxes without the seven per c? nt. pen
slty. Only a few m >re days. If you
hsvs forgotten the matter, It will pay
you to attend to It at once. March 15
is the last day for paying them at all.
After that the sheriff Is Issued an exe?
cution and the costs are added.
Mr. L. D. Jennings la a candidate
for Mayor, but it la not known who
will oppose him
Mm. Anna O'Neill, wife of Mr. L.
Arthur O'Neill, of Charleston, died
Monday of paralysis, after an Ill?
ness of several weeks at her home in
Charleston. She is survived by her
husband and one son, and two sisters.
Mrs. Nelll O'Donne'l and Mrs. W. H.
Epperson, of this c ty. Mrs. O'Neill
was a daughter of the late William
Bogln. of this city. Since her mar?
riage she has made her home In
Charleston, but hau many friends
here who will hear of her death with
The funeral services of Mrs. I*
Arthur O'nelll, who died ai a hospital
here Monday night, will be held at
10.30 o'clock this morning, at the
Cathedral, the interment taking place
In the St Laurence Cemetery. Mrs.
O'Neill had a host of friends in Char?
leston who were grieved to learn of
her death. She was stricken on the
6th of this month and lingered for
over two weeks, during which time
she never regained consciousness.
Mrs. O'Neill, was formerly Mrs.
Annie Bagan, of Sumter, 8. C, be?
ing the daughter of Mr. William Bo
gan, one of the largest merchants in
that place. She was educated in St.
Joseph s Academy at Sumter and
was highly gifted. Her husband, Mr.
U Arthur O'Neill, and a son Mr. U.
Arthur O'Neill, Jr., survive. Mrs.
O'Neill's death is deeply depored by
?orowing friends In Sumter and
For some time past the family had
been living at the Charleston Hotel.
?News and Courier, Feb. 23.
SMALL POX STAMPED OUT.
Prompt Measures at Bossard's Pro
rented Epidemic of Loathsome
Health Officer Reardon has disin?
fected the house of Mr. Madison
Tates, who had small pox at Bos?
sard's Cross Roads, and has raised
the quarantine. Mrs. Yates has not
so far contracted the disease, as her
vaccination appears to have protect?
ed her, but she may develop small
pox yet as the prescribed period of
incubation, from last date of exposure
will not expire until next Saturday
About four hundred persons were
vaccinated in the Immediate neighbor?
hood of the Yates case, and the fact
that the county commissioners
promptly took the matter in hand
and hacked bp the ett] n< ltj| officer;
?>y quarantine und eompul?<i > vacci?
nation, averted what threaten
ed to be a serious outbreak
of smallpox. Rigid Inquiry falls
to prlng to light any other cases on
the Sumter county side of the Infect?
Mr. and Mrs. Yates faithfully ob?
served every rule of quaran?
tine and assited In every way
within their power In check?
ing the spread of the dis?
ease, from their house. The health
officer says that all statements to the
effect that different parties had seen
and talked with Mr. Yates during the
|.tlme he wag under quarantine are
CAPITAL STOCK INCREASED.
The Bank of Mayesvllle Now Has
Capital Stock of $25,000.
The Bank of Mayesvllle now has a
capital stock of 125,000 and Is about
to enter upon a new era of growth and
usefulness to the community In which
It Is located. A meeting of stockhold?
ers was held Wednesday, pursuant to
advertisement, for the purpose of con
Mlderlng a resolution authorizing an
Increase of th? capital stock to $25.
000. The meeting was well attended,
every stockholder being present or
epresented, and the proposed In?
crease in the capital stock was enthu?
siastically received and endorsed. The
additional stock has all been taken
and the bank will be better able to
take care of Its growing business than
*ver before. Mr. R. I. Manning is
president and Mr. C. K. Mayes cashier
of this bank.
ASYLUM It EC a EN TS MEET.
Committee Named to Report on the
Needs of the Hospital.
Columbia, Feb. 22.?A full report
of the needs of the State Hospital for
the Insane will be made at the an?
nual meeting of the board of regt- nt s
to be he'd in March. The report will
l?e formulated by Dr. Hahcnck and
Dr. Ray, and will go Into details as to
the Hospital's needs. The meeting of
the regents today created a ;tt
deal of Interest, because of Its bslni
held so soon after the recent lcgisla
tive excursion on the Asylum prop*
option. The "war" was discussed
by the board, but the statement WSJ
gtvsn out that nothing of importance
WSJ done i?a\o to name the commit?
tee as set out above to report on the
Asylum's needs. Dr. ltabcoek return?
ed from Washington to be present at
Register for the municipal election.
CONTEST HEARS END.
Contest for Piano and Watches Will
Close at 8 p. m. Monday February
28tli. and Result will Be Announced
as Soon as Ballots Can Be Tabula?
The subscription contest will close
at 8 p. m. Monday February 28th.
and no ballots will "be received after
that hour, except auch ?s are sent by
mail and those' must be deposited in
the postofflce and show a post mark
not later than 8 p. m. February 28th.
The contest between the leading
candidates is close and the finish
Is bound to be exciting, and the can?
didate, who makes the most active
efforts and works the hardest to
secure subscribers to the Watchman
St Southron and The Daily Item will
be the lucky winner of the piano or
gold watches. Work will count now
and In order to encourage the con*
testants to put forth their best ef?
forts we make a great bonus offer for
paid in advance subscriptions. This
is the last and best bonus offer we
Here is the great bonus offer for
paid in advance subscriptions to the
Watchman & Southron.
For 200 paid in advance subscrip?
tions to the Watchman and Southron
60.000 votes and a bonus of 100,000
For 100 paid in advance subscrip?
tions to the Watchman and Southron
30,000 votes and a bonus of 40,000
For 60 paid in advance subscrip?
tions to the Watchman and Southron
15,000 votes and a bonus of 18,000
For 25 paid in advance subscrip?
tions to the Watchman and Southron
7,500 votes and a bonus of 8,000
Likewise we make the following
offer of bonus votes for paid In ad?
vance yearly subscriptions to the
For 60 paid In advance subscrip?
tions 60,000 votes and a bonus of
For 30 subscriptions 30,000 votes
and a bonus of 40,000.
For 15 subscriptions 15,000 vote*
and a bonus of 18,000 votes.
For 10 subscriptions 10,000 votee
and a bonus of 15,000 votes.
All paid In advance subscriptions
handed in by contestants since Feb?
ruary 1st will be counted for this bo?
How The Vote Stands.
The tabulation of the ballots re?
ceived up to the 21st. insant shows
that several candidates have the fol?
lowing votes to their credit:
Miss Teresa Chandler .108,322
Miss Edna Hughson .110,632
Miss Ullis Josephine McCol
Mrs. Florence Shields Thomp?
Miss Julia Welch . 7,090
Miss Inez Wells.3.840
Miss Mazie McLeod .5,980
Miss Christine Garhardt.1,650
Miss Luclle Baker.1,050
Miss Virginia DuRant.1,025
Miss Katy Gaillard.1,025
Miss Nell Barwlck.1,010
IN THE TOILS AGAIN.
Wallace Cantey Arrested
It will be remembered that several
months ag. a negro, Wallace Cantey,
was before the Recorder for stealing
a bicycle from Mr. R. I. Manning. He
was bound over to the higher court,
and while they were arranging his
bond he walked out of the court room
and made his escape.
As a consequence of this escape
Chief Bradford was reported for in
competency. At that time the chief
promised to get the negro back. He
has been on his trail ever since. This
week he located his man in Marion,
going by the name of Bill Wright. He
asked the Marion authorities to arrest
him. Wednesday he received a wire
that his man had been landed, and
Policeman Owens left Thursday
morning for Marlon.
Inquiry Indicates That One-Third of
the People Have It.
Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 23.?With
hookworm In more than one-third of
the people examined in the last few
weeks the State Health Department
has become convinced that the dis?
ease is more alarmingly prevalent in
Alabama than was anticipated.
Dr. H. Q, Perry, expert, finds
In 1,000 families In Dale county
alone one-third Infected, while 35
CSSei were shown in 11 families of
60 pertOM in Poke county.
It is now determined to make a
complete Investigation in every sec?
tion, preparatory to the coming of
the Rockefeller commission. Secre?
tary Roselj of that organisation)
writes that he will be here In a short
CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
Only Routine Business Was Trans?
acted at Regular Meeting.
.Council held a regular meeting I
o'clock Tuesday night, present: Al?
derman H. D. Barnett, P. P. Finn, R.
F*> Haynsworth, H. C. Haynsworth
and W. G. Stubbs.
Absent: Mayor W. B. Boyle, Mayor)
pro tern J. R. Llgon; Alderman Wil?
liam Bultman and R. L. Wright.
Mr. Finn was cal'ed to the chair.
Minutes of the 10th instant wera
read and confirmed.
Mr.. Barnett for the Finance Com?
mittee, reported approval of all
claims referred to them.
Mr. H. C. Haynsworth for the
Committee of Public Works present?
ed report of work for two weeks as
Clay streets repaired, $12.00
Sewer Trenches filled, 6.50
Hauling Brick for Fire Station 17.50
Hauling Brick and Moving
Hauling brick off streets, for
Wright street, clay work 38.10
Garbage, 348 loadsi, 51.50
S. Main and Bartlett Streets,
W. Hampton Ave., Claying and
S. Sumter St., clea.nlng and
Street Sprinkling 9.60
Street Sweeping 32.60
Sick Laborer, 9.00
No. Men, 22. Carts, 10.
City Engineer Lee reported that
paving work had been hindered by
bad weather, but Is now progressing
very well. Mr. H. C. Haynsworth
stated that there were difficulties to
be encountered in paving, on account
of differences in floor levels of build?
ings and suggested a special meeting
of property owners with Council on
the 28th. instant, to adjust the mat?
ter. On motion of Mr. R. F. Hayns?
worth the question was referred to
the Committee of Public Works and
the Clerk was Instructed to advertise
a meeting of the Committee at 6
o'clock, P. M., on the 28th instant
to confer with property owners.
Mr. Haynsworth reported a suffi?
cient quantity of drain pipe for the
work promised to Mr. T. B. Jenkins,
which would be done immediately
and next after that, the work order?
ed for Mr. L. D. Jennings would be
The funeral expenses of Joe Ray,
one of the city laborers was ordered
paid by the city.
A letter was received from Mr. A.
D. Harby accepting his appointment
on the City Board of Education, and
expressing appreciation for the honor
conferred upon him.
Request of W. T. Hunter for per?
mission to repair a wooden building
within the fire limits was referred to
the Fre Department Committee.
Bids for painting the Opera House
roof were received from Forshee &
Co., and E. T. Brailsford & Co., and
referred to the Opera House Commit?
The following claims were referred
to the Finance Committee: C. P
H. G. Osteen, $12.82; Sumter Machin?
ery Co., $6.25; J. D. Shirer & Co.,
FIRE AT ALCOLU.
But for the Rain the Entire Plant
Would Have Been Destroyed.
Thursday a. m. about 5 o'clock fire
was discovered in the dynamo house
of the Alderman Lumber Co. at Alco
lu. The flames soon got beyond con?
trol, and destroyed the electric light
plant, thus putting the place In dark?
It is not known how the fire origi
nated. No theories have yet been ad?
vanced. This much is practically cer?
tain, however. If it had not been rain?
ing at the time, the entire plant would
have been consumed. The electric
light plant Is very close to the lumber
plant, and nothing but providence
could have saved the latter when the
first was consumed.
The loss Is between $4,000 and
000 fully covered by insurance.
35 tons fresh from the mills. Beet
and Cheapest Feed for Horses, Cows
and Hogs you can buy. Booth-Har
by Live Stock Co., Sumter S. C.
The C. C. & O., is going to Charle*
ton?that much Is known, but what
about the route? It ought to come
by Sumter, but will It unless some?
thing is done to demonstrate that
this is the best and the most advis?
Tor Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have Always bought
ROBBERY OP A STOKE.
White Man and Negro Arrested on
From the Daily Item, Feb. 23.
Orrin Thigpen, white, and
Henry Williams, colored, are under
arrest, charged with breaking into
and robbing the store of L L. John?
son in the Curtiss Block, Monday
night. Thie store was entered
through the back door and by break?
ing out a panel.
The thieves got away with only ten
or fifteen dollars worth of goods, so
far as Mr. Johnson could discover.
The robbery was discovered yester?
day morning when Mr. Johnson
opened his store. Henry Williams
was arrested shortly after the rob?
bery was discovered while hanging
around the back lot in a suspicious
manner. When charged with the
robbery he confessed and implicated
Thigpen. An effort was made to
capture Thigpen, but he made hLi
escape Into Green Swamp and kept
In hiding all day, but last night he
was picked up by Officer Owens, who
was on watch near Thlgpen's home
at the cotton mill.
Thigpen and Williams are suspect?
ed of stealing ten bushels of peas
from Mr. H. C. Haynsworth last
week, and Wlllia?ms says Thigpen
stole the peas and he sold them.
Thigpen and Williams were given
a preliminary before Recorder Hurst
today and were both bound over for
trial at the next term of court.
Williams was also given a prelimi?
nary on the charge of stealing the
peas from Mr. Haynsworth. Orrin
Thigpen was not a party to this theft,
but his younger brother, a boy twelve
years old, was proven to have assist?
ed Williams In the theft and sale of
the peas, which they stole when they
went to Mr. Haynsworth's barn to
deliver several loads of corn.
They delivered the corn and carried
off the peas which they sold to the
Orrln Thigpen Is seventeen years
o'd and Wiley only twelve. These
boys are fit subjects for the refor?
matory in Florence.
TO CRUSH SOJA BEANS.
Sumter Cotton Oil Company Will
Crash Beans This Summer.
The Sumter Cotton Oil Co.'s plant
has been experimenting with the
crushing of soja or soy beans, and
the results of the experiment were
highly .satisfactory. A fine grade of
oil was extracted?claimed by some
to be better than cotton seed oil.
The by-product is more valuable as
a stock food that the cotton seed
hulls and meal. There is no hulling
of the beans, but the whole bean is
pressed, and the cake left contains a
high per cent, of protein.
25,000 tons of beans have been
bought from Mississippi and Louisi?
ana for use this summer.
The soy bean will grow In this
section, and is a great soil Improver.
It is a leagume and stores nitrogen
In the soil, taking it from the at?
mosphere. If this business develops,
as It should, this section will have
another money crop.
The beans have been planted
around Sumter for several years.
They grow about three feet tall and
are prolific bearers. Some have
planted them In the vacant places in
the cotton field, and others have
planted them broad cast for forage.
As a stock food they are a good ra?
tion by themselves for the winter
time when stock is not at work. Now
that a market is being opened up for
the beans, there should be no more
Western hay brought In, for a better
hay than that shipped here Is a by?
product of the bean Industry.
The farmers in this section will
I watoh the development of this busi?
ness, and may take a hand in It.
Notes of City Schools.
The following notice was sent to
the class rooms by the superinten?
dent of schools relative to Washing?
ton's birthday. In the different
class rooms of the Primary school
exercises were h^d design* 1 to mem?
orialize General Washington and to
impress the moral lessons of the life
of this great man. The following Is
the notice that was sent:
"Just in the midst of the progress
of this quarter we think It unwise
to break the regularity of our work
by giving a holiday. The present
quarter ends on March 25. Examin?
ations will be held from the 14th
through the 25th of March. The re?
ports for the third quarter will be
given out on the 30th and returned
on the 31st. It will be wisest then
to give our usual two day's holiday In
the Spring on Friday, the 1st, and
Monday, the 4th, of April.
Who will be candidates for - gtl
It lee Flow.
35 tons fresh from the mills. Pest
and Hogs you can buy. Rooth-Har
and Cheapest Feed for Horses. Cow?
by Live Stock Co.. Sumter S. C.
MAI)K HIS ESCAPE.
Negro Had Plenty of Nerve?Escaped
After Being Shot At.
Messrs. W. P. Shlrer and J. H.
Grady, who had heen deputized to
make the arrest, made an unsuccess?
ful attempt to arrest Wash Williams,
who is supposed to have shot Mr. T.
J. Kervln some weeks ago near here.
The deputies were told of Wil?
liams' whereabouts and were a/aitlr.g
for him. When he came up he was
told to surrender. In stead he backed
off and pulled his gun from under his
coat and made an attempt to get be?
hind a tree. The deputies did not
think it necessary to shoot, and begun
parleying with him. Neither of them,
however, got off his horse, and as a
result of this oversight the negro it
still at large.
While the negro was talking to the
deputies he made a break for a bay
that was nearby and got into water
about up to his waist and then fired
at the deputies, who were then too far
Cor hia shot to take effect. The depu?
ties then drove around the bay and
headed the negro off on the other side.
When he was about sixty yards from
them and in water above his waist,
they both fired at him twice each with
double barrel shotguns loaded with
While the deputies were talking to
the negro and threatening to shoot
him if he did not surrender, one of
the negro's sons said, "-, you
shoot, and you won't shoot anybody
else." Messrs. Shlrer and Grady are
not satisfied and say they wili have
the negro yet.
PROHIBITION AND BLIND
Caustic Comment on Existing Condi
lions?Blind Tigers Numerous and
Editor Daily Item:
A few days ago you published a
squib, based on Information given
by a postal clerk, to the effect that
$4 00 a day passed through the mon?
ey order department for the purchase
of liquor from abroad. It is more
than likely that an inspection of the
books at the postofflce whould show
these figures to have been exaggerat?
ed, but aa "Uncle Sam" will allow
no such examination, the question
must remain an open orte. One fact,
though, stands out: Business in Sum?
ter has improved since the closing of
the dispensary, which shows that less
money is spent for whiskey than for?
It seems to be a fact, however, that
liquor Is sold in Sumter, and the
"knowing ones" say that it can be
bought In perhaps a dozen places
within the fire limits. The police
fcrce, with perhaps one or two ex?
ceptions, have done practically noth?
ing to bring the blind tigers to jus?
tice, and it looks very much aa if
no effort will be put forth by them
until they are reaponslble to a city
government pledged to enforcement
of the law, and It ia up to the people
of the city to select officiala in the
coming election who will see to It
that the laws are executed.
It may Interest some of your read?
ers to know that there are three In?
ternal revenue licenses held In Sum?
ter, two of them by clubs and one
by a private individual. Now, what
doeB a club want with a liquor li?
cense, if they are not selling liquor?
And why are not these places raided?
At least one of the clubs thus equip?
ped has been guilty of some very
questionable transactions In the mat?
ter of ordering liquor, notwithstand?
ing some of its members were In?
timately connected with the city
government. Liquor ordered by the
club was shipped to Sumter from
Richmond, Va., In the name of in?
dividual citizens, without their know?
ledge or consent, and upon its ar?
rival here was taken out of the depot
and hauled to the club rooms.
Now, who was responsible for such
outrages, the club or the club of?
ficers? We have no Intention of
censuring all of the members of
these clubs, for the sins of a few,
but if the club was not selling li?
quor, why the necessity of such
It was Gov. Folk, of Missouri, we
believe, who said, after his successful
mmpaign against the grafters and
boodlers of St, Louis, that wherever
blind tigers ana gamblers were al?
lowed to go unmolested there was
sure to be graft or lncompetency
somewhere. How is it with Sumter?
And what are the honest, Intelligent
voters of the city going" to do about
FOR SAUD-? Rhode Island Red Egga
from the famous Thompkins strain
of birds. Price $1.50 per sitting.
R P. Monaghan. 209 E. Liberty St.
FOR BAUD?Genuine Marlbore Proli?
fic seed corn. Bushel $2.00; half
bushel $1.25; peck 75 cents. I^ist
year this corn measured 77 bush?
els per acre with less than $11.00
worth of fertilizers. J. H. Myers,
bumter, S. C, R. F. D. No. 4