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lift The Watchman end Southron
saw htt? th* combined circulation and
satluesjce cf both of the old papers,
and Is munlfeatly the best advertising
??edlum in Sumtet*.
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The Underwood advertising sup?
plement, which was issued last week
in onnection with quite a number of
South Caiollna weekly newspapers,
was probably not as expensive a prop?
osition as the Columbia State editor
tally surmises. Mr. Underwood's
campaign managers succeeded In
working the weekly press for free cir?
culation of this political advertise?
ment, which they printed and furnish?
ed free of cost to the publishers who
aceeded to their request. The cost of
printing the Underwood hrosdsldes
was quite a tidy sum. but the circu?
lation as ?upplements to the weekly
prsso> was a clean pick up. the news?
papers furnishing the msli list and
paying the postage. i
' Every campaign year for the past
ten or twelve years there has been
talk of discontinuing the county-to
county campaign meetings, but noth?
ing has come of It. Again this year
the matter Is being discussed, but we
gave no id that even those who are
advocating the dlscontlnusnce of the
gtste-wlde canvass believe the State
sonventlon will take action along
this line. The county-to-county cam?
paign Is an expensive and useless
proceeding that srcompllshes little In
she wsy of enlightening the public.
There are so man? candidates to
speak at euch meeting that no on*, of
them Is allowed sufficient time to dis
ssjss InlstUgsjnUy t*#? nneet'ons that
ssues ? beg are noth?
ing more than personal appeals for
votes Snrrf of th<* .. ?vt ? gs are en?
livened bp ? irhingt I pertonalltlss
between the rival cnn-ltdMoe. which
neither enlighten nor e'evate the
voters, but otherwise *he meetings
are dreary and monotonous affairs.
The State would be letter off without
the county-to-county campaign, but
It will not he abolished this year nor !n
the near future?the ofne? seekers are
Sil sfiald the voter* wll? think they
ere scared to face their opponents on
school i>.w 3iam.
Col. t>. J. Bond Invited U> Attend?
EshlbtU Must be In by 10 O'ckH-k?
The committee In charge of *he
School I My program has Invited Col
O. J Bond, superintendent of Mm
Cltad? I at Charleston, the Military col
legr "f ?gtjtll Osrohna to h?< presem
on s< boid Dggf and to make a short
talk to thuM present. A reply from
Col Hond baa not >?? been received
end it is th? r f..re rod known whether
Or not he will h? able to attend.
Th* ? In charge re?m
? II of the gSSjSj| and gsTSI who haw
?ah - - ? nti r n the > rlout con?
test* to have thcae exhibits in the
OOUrt h \ 10 o i lock. Wh. ie t"i*jy
all' '. t.ik-n in charge b\ the Judges
snd examined and d? clslons made. The
sahib ? tausi bt ? perl] marked so
that IhefS cm bt no mlfdakv made In
the i fio "f Co . sblbitor or his or
ber ei bool.
Onr. of the ? hlci attractions of
School l?;iy |. at* Moelal feature and
tbl. 'a i -hioild make a larger num
l?er ? f persons take inte: e.;? In the
ocra?u r. The day greet the teacher*
and ?ruv?te?s from r parts of tV
county a chance t.. u t together an<l
to know ?ach other ;i* tb.-y cannot do
at other time*. It ereatoa a friendly ri?
val^ iH'tact n the sehoola In Ihetl
Tb- ? h !? ?! ind others who eapccl
to it nd an iik'.i ii reminded of tin
f -.. i that the day earned be a succe .*
if th* y d<> not bring a -uth< e nt qua ?
tlty of lunch, and th. y are according
|v reminded .if this very Importal t
f?; tore of the oi easlon.
i m A b...d l?av IPjt winner .f the
prls ? SgfpJtJd Bg the City National
Bank for the best composition on
diversification of crops will be m
nounei d. There at ? many comp? tl
|..rv |n this contest and the comp MS
tlnn? n d t br in on time so that the
Judges will hi e ample opportunity t.^
examliw ami hidae their merits. AM
of the i ..mpoutiUrn* must be sent to
Mi O. X. la?mmon by Saturday.
mst OP prizes offered and
iiy whom they ark do
WilHIl Mi HI CON?
< omob Will Begin Promptly at 10:?0
sat in day Morning and Everybody
ShouUI Im* on Time?Parents and
Children Must Bring Baskets for
IMcnle hi iikt?Number of Speak?
The plans for School Day have all
been arranged and the committee In
charge of the event Is now ready to
handle the crowd and the contest in
such a way as to make everything
during the day pass off pleasantly
and without unnecessary disorder or
delay in any feature of the day's
The contests will begin promptly
at 10:30 in the morning and all thovje
who expect to take part in any of
these contests must be on hand at
this time, so that there will be no
confusion resjltlng from de?
lays. Last year everything connected
with the execution of the program
was carried ilrough successfally and
as the members ot the committee
have learned by last year's experience,
it is probable that their plans will be
executed much more easily than
then. Last year a crowd of nearly
fifteen hundred children and grown
people were on the grounds to enjoy
the occasion. This year the plans
have been slightly elaborated and en?
larged and It is expected that at least
I 000 persons will be present to take
part in the School Day exercises or
to lend their approval to thl3 plan for
interesting the children and public
in educational work in the county.
The parents and children, while
they are requested to be on hand In
time ire also requested by the com?
mittee to bring baskets, so that the
big picnic dinner will be a success.
The crowd will be a big one and it
will take a correspondingly largo
amount of picnic dainties to feed all
of them. It Is the wish of the com?
mittee that everybody bring baskets
well filled with provisions, so that
there will be no chance of the little
folks going away from the table hun?
gry. A committee of ladies will be
In cnarge of the bankets and tables
and can be found in the rear of the
court house, where they will take
charge of the baskets and relieve
those who bring them of the trouble
of haying to look after the dinner
The committee, through Mr. Scott,
who has had the active work to do,
wishes to thank the people of Sumter
who contributed the prizes for the oc?
casion without which the day would
not have proved a success. Mr. Scott
states that the committee is very
much gratified at the Interest taken
In the event, by the people of thefity
and the willingness with which they
have offered their services and gladly
given the prizes they were asked to
give. The spirit of all of the citizens
who were approached on this matter
\a something most commendable and
thj committee feels highly elated at
the outlook because of this assistance
and Interest which has been shown in
the securing of prizes for the contest?
ants, knowing that with this spirit
shown a?> the way through, the oc?
casion Is bound to be the success that
they wish to make and that it ought
In the contests there are many more
entries than there were last year.
Practically every school In the county
Is represented In the contests and
generally several children from each
school are entered. The chief Inter?
est In the school contests proper lies
'n the (b-clalmer's contest. There are
between fifteen and twenty contest?
ants In thlv event and the boy or girl
who gets the t<n dollar gold piece
which 1* offered as a prize will have
IS bS I good declaliner. In the af?
ternoon Die athletic contests will
fake pi.tee. Messrs. H. I*. Moses. B, P.
Du Raul and A. B. Theis having been
detected as judges for these events.
The school contests will take plaOS In
tho morning In the court house and
tho prizes will proPiil.lv be given out
In rbo afternoon jifter the athletic
contests. Dinner will be served at I
about to J 0 0 oYbn k in plcnlC
style, everybody eating together out
mi the groundn.
The speakers of srhom there pjrs
several) will make some short talks
on various matters connected with
?ducatlotial work ami along sduca*
I tonal lilies. Among those to be pres?
ent to make these talks are Miss
Mario CrogBOf Ol Aikoti. who has been
instrumental In forming many to
mate clubs all over the Mats ami
who has done a gre;it deal of Work
Among lite uirls in the rural districts;
.1. Prank Williame, president of the
Sumter County Farmer-' ITnlonj B.
w. Dnbha, president of the State Far?
mern1 Unions s. m. Clarkaon, county
superintendent of iibhi^mi county;
\ v. sm ii. secretary of the Sumter
Chamber of Commerce; Prof. W. K<
T?te of Columbia* director of the
primary schools In rural districts
throughout the State, has been In
vtted and will also probably be on
hand to make a ?h?rt talk.
The prizes Which have been ottered
In the various contests with the
names of the donors is herewith
published, so that those who enter a
contest may know what they are try
| ing t > win:
I Ar thin ifc; one prize, $3.00 order?
lleCormack Jewelry Co.
Algebra; first prize. $3 pair slip
I pors?Shaw and McCollum Mercan?
Algebra; second prize. $2.00 cash?
W. P.. Upshiir.
History; South Carolina. $2.00 or?
der? DeLorme's Pharmacy.
History; United States. $5.00 order
?Surnter Dry Goods Co.
Geography; one prize, $4 order?
Grammar; ono prize. $2.00 cash?
D. D. Moise.
Declamation; first prize. $10* gold
piece?Li. I. Parrott.
Declamation; second prize. $3.00
pair of shoes?Stubbs Bros.
Spenlllng; first grade. $1.00 cash
?Jas. C. Bryan.
Spelling; second grade, $1.00 cash
?J. K. Bradford.
Spelling; third grade. $1.00 cash?
Spelling; fourth^ grade. $1.00 cash
?E. C. Eord.
1 Spelling; fifth grade, $1.00 cash?
H. L. Tlsdale.
Spelling; sixth grade, certificate for
$1.00 deposit?Geo. D. Shore.
Spelling; seventh grade, $1.00 cash
?W. H. Epperson.
Spelling; eighth grade. $1.00 cash
?W. B. Upshur.
Spelling; ninth grade. $1.00 cash?
W. B. Upshur.
Spelling; tenth grade, $1.00 cash
?W. B. Upshur.
Best loaf bread; pair $3.00 slippers
?Cash Dry Goods Company.
Best Biscuit; $2.50 Hand Mirror?
C. S. Kingsmore.
Best Butter: $3.00 order?Hearon's
Best Cake; $2.50 cash?R. D.
Best Axe Handle; $5.00 cash?J. H.
Best Singletree: $3.50 pair Walk
Over Shoes?Surnter Clothing Co.
Best Cotton Basket; $3.00 order?
W, A. Thompson.
Best Hoe Handle; 3 pair Silk Hose
Two best ears of corn; $2.00 cash
each? R. J. Bland and J. W. Allen.
Third best earn of corn; $1.00 cash
Running; first prize, $3.50 pair of
Shoes by order?O'Donnell & Co.
Running; second prize, $1.00 order
Girl's race; handsome box of paper
Standing High Jump; $1.50 cash?
H. J. McLaurln.
Running High Jump; $1.00 cash?
A. B. 8tu"key.
Standing Broad Jump; $1.50 1. X.
L. Knife?Burns Hardware Co.
Standing Broad Jump; $1.25 Um?
brella?Jaseph M. Chandler.
School winning the greatest num?
ber of prizes; $10.00 flag?Knights of
WRECK SATURDAY NIGHT.
Engine on Passenger Train No. .">.>
Lcrttihd in Collision With Box
Saturday night when the Atlantic
Coast Line passenger train No. 55 was
coming from Wilmington, the engine
of the train was derailled at one of
the switches just as it was entering
the yard. The derailment was due to
a collision With a box ear which had
been left on the switch.
Engineer Hammond wan running'
the passenger train and the shifting
crew, Which had accidentally left the
box oar on the track was in charge of
Conductor Ivy, Engineer Peel being
in charge of the engine. It was stat?
ed this morning by General Yard
Master Dudd that the collision was
due to the feel thai when the shifting
crew pulled some ears up from the
'"Y" on the new yard one of the cars
had In some unknown way loosed Its
coupling to tho rest of the train and
had heel left unnoticed on the switch
when the engine and other cats pulled
I up into the yard. Train No, 56
coming in a few minutes later hit
this car and the engine of the train
was derailed. lan kily no one was in?
jured Mini the damage done to the car
end engl is was slight. The whole
damage amounted to about one hun?
dred doll u s.
The train was delayed for about
an hour and forty minutes when
another engine was attached i?> II and
it pulled oul for Columbia. Other
trains were delayed for only h short
while in coming Into the yard, bav?
in gto et me In on the "Y" which
connects with the main track near
the water tank.
The |ury In Ihe Beck-Northwestern
Rallwaj case wer?, taken In automo?
bile to Mr. Beph'i farm al Pocalla
this afternoon in order to sec for
themaelvei what amount ol damage
had been done to tin farm at that
piace by the railroad company.
Practical Thought* for Practical
(Conducted by E. W. DabbS, Pres?
ident * C farmers Union.)
Some Kami did Thoughts.
Last week ai'd this week the writer
had the privilege of presenting the
subject of marketing at the University
Of South Carolina and at Furmau
University. At both places the in?
terest shown by faculty and students
was very gratifying. Dr. Mitchell iia<
sent me some proceedings of the
Sou horn Commercial Congress that
b.'ar on the subject of farm finance
and from time to time they w M be
published in these columns. .
? g g
Dr. Byrd of Chicora College wanted
to know when the subject would be
presented to the girls, and assured
me pf a cordial welcome. The field is
growing 10 beyond my first plans of
taking the matter up with Clemson j
College that I am afraid it cannot be
Covered this session, owing to thj ex-I
feme lateness if the season, a*.?
rush work needed to be done by my- j
self and all other farmers, there will |
have to be a lull in the Farmers* J
Union work until crops are safely on
the way. By that time the college*
will be closed until next fall.
The Southern Commercial Congress. 1
now in session in Nejanville. Tenn., is
devoting a large part of its sessions
to a discussion of the European far?
mers co-operative credit associations.
From the American Agriculturist and
the dally press I have made many j
clippings and ask our readers to give
them a careful reading. That the
lesson of Organization, as taught by
the commercial world, 13 being learned
by the farmers of Europe and put in
practice is very plain. How much
longer we Southern farmers will act
as if we thought we were smarter
than all the rest of the world, is a
question that only time can answer.
Hut if we do not mind some fine
morning we will wake up to see some
of our supposed "God-given mono?
polies" appropriated by other people,
Probably we will have to be
brought face to face with disaster be?
fore we will fee the trend of the
E. W. D.
SANDERS APPOINTED SENATOR.
It 'publican Srrcx'C<Hls Tennessee's La?
mented "Bob" Tayor.
Nashville. Tenn.. April 8.?At 9:30
tonight Governor Hooper announced
the appointment of Newell Sanders, of
Chattanooga, as United States Sena?
tor to ?UCCecd the late Senator Rob?
ert L. Taylor. Mr. Sanders is State
chairman <>f the Republican party and
a prominent manufacturer of Chatta?
TWO MCJ DANCES THIS WEEK.
Pool Lenten Events of Much Intercs: i
to Social Sot of County,
T\ o events of much interest to the
members ?>f the social set In Surnter
county arc the two danc t? to be giv
en In the Armory Hail this week on
Tuesday and Thursday nights, hy the
Cotillion and Holiday Eve clubs. Both
of the dances will attract large j
crowds and are expected to be very
The second dance to he given by I
Cotillion club will come off Tuesday
night. This is a newly foi med social I
organization with about thirty mem- j
hers. Their first dance was given in j
January and was most successful, and ,
every effort is being put forth to make
the one of this week even more suc
cessful. The hall has been very pret?
tily decorated for the occasion and
the music will be ef the best. i
The Holiday Eve Club will give its
fourth dance of the season on Thurs?
day night. The dances given by this
Club have always been big social
events and have always attracted
targe crowds from all parts of the t
State. The dance this week will be
up to the usual standard and Is ex- j
pected to be quite an event In the
life of Sumter's society.
LUNATIC ATTACKS PHYSICIAN.
Dr. J. A. Eaison. of Bonnettsvillo,
Becetveo Severe Cuts.
Bennettsville, April 7.?Dr. J. A. |
Palson was severely cut last night by j
John White, a crazy negro. About j
11 o'clock Dr. Palson received aj
phone message to go to the plantation j
of Mr. Kenneth Matheson. about six |
miles west of Bennettsville, to see
White, who was acting as a crazy
man. Dr. Eaison hastened to answer
the call. In the meantime the ne
jro had escaped from those who had
him in custody. As Dr. Faison drove
on the dam at Egypt Mill the negro,
with a sheet over him, jumped In front
of the horse and seized the lines,
frightening the horse. It looked like
the horse would back the buggy from
the dam and the doctor got out. The
negro advanced and slashed the doc?
tor's face with a knife.
Dr. Faison grabbed the negro and
threw him down, but soon found
that the negro had two knives. Fin?
ally the doctor succeded in pinning
both of the negro's hands down, but
In that position he could not take the
knives away from him. After about
fifteen minutes two negro men came
up and the lunatic was tied. Then
Dr. Faison found he was badly cut.
He hurried to Bennettsville and Drs.
Crossland and Klnney dressed his
wounds. One ugly gash ran from just
behind tVie left ear to above the eye.
requiring ten stitches to close it. An?
other one began just below the temple
and ran to near the middle of the
chin, requiring six or seven stitches.
The right hand was also badly cut.
Dr. Falson's remarkable strength and
personal attention to bis wounds
alone prevented his bleeding to death.
The negro was brought to jail cov
i ered with the blood of Dr. Faison.
Not Evenly Distributed.
One fool m a family ought to be
enough but It seldom happens that
TWO TRAIN? l;is< )\TI\l Ki>.
Tourist Trains from Floceuce to
A%igusta Will Ron u Morn Hihi
The two passenger trains between
iorencs snd Augusts which have
been operated for s llttts over
? e months srere discontinued Mon
day, when they ran the list time for
The trains were put on the fir<u ?f
January to take care of the pas?
senger tourist traffic between the
north and Augusta and were we!',
patronized until recently when the
tourists returned north for the spring.
These trains are Nnmbers 33 and 3"5
and passed here at 11 odock in the
morning for Augusta and at 7 in the
evening for Florence.
The early morning train between
Florence and Augusta will be chang?
ed so as to pass here at 4:30 in the
morning instead of at 5:15 as at pres?
TO ISSUE CONVENTION CALL.
state Desnocrntsc Executive com?
mittee MOetS Wednesday.
Columbia, April 7.?The State Dem?
on-.: tic executive committee will
meet on Wednesday night at 8 o'clock
in the office of Gen. Wille Jones, the
chairman, to make out the formal
call for the Democratic State Conven?
tion, which meets on May 15. to elect
delegates to the Democratic National
Convention in Baltimore, and organize
the party for the next two years.
Gen. Wilie Jones will retire from
the position of State chairman and
his successor will have to be chosen
by the Convention on May 15. Major
Daniel L, Sinkler. of T'harleston, is
being urged to run for the place, and
he is the only candidate so far men?
BOY SCOUTS ENJOY TRIP.
Boys Very Much Pleased with Their
Day s Outing at White's Mill Pood.
The members of the boy scouts,
about forty In number, who took the
hike out to White's Mill Saturday
were very much pleased with their
outing, all of them returning home
that afternoon in good spirits and
feeling well after their day in the
The boys set out from the Y. M. C.
A. building at about 9:30 and started
on their hike. The first stop on
the way was made just beyond mile
branch where morning prayer was
conducted by the scout master. An?
other stop was made at the poor
farm, where the boys got water to
quench their thirst. Arriving at the
mill pond the boys engaged in a fast
and furious game of base?
ball. Many of the boys went
Ishing and caught a few
Hah, but not a sufficient quantity to
have a fish fry as they had desired.
Some went in bathing, but found the
water rather cold for this summer
The return trip was made so that
the boys reached home before 6
o'clock and in plenty of time to eat
a good supper which most of them
found waiting for them.
"Feed Dr. Hess Stock Tonic on Three
MonthsTe^t at Our Expense."- -Dr. Hess
Tili!? is vvhut Dr. Hess A Clark wi-ito us, and are stand ready to make good that guarantee to the
letter.. If It doesn't pay. return to us the empty package* and we will refund your money.
Feeding l>r. Hess Stock Tonic is just like applying fertilizer to the soil. Fertilizer makes tike soil
yield: l>r. Hess Stock Tonic makes the digestive organs convert more fees! into growth.
sometimes 50 per cent of the food a healthy animal eats Is found undigested in the mauure. If
this wasn't true, how could we fatCIl our hogs on the corn that passes through the other stock undigest?
ed? Feeding medical ingredients will reduce this waste. Every medical writer in the universe says so.
Saving a part of the wasted nutrition by increasing digestion is known as the l>r. Hess Meal of
Slock feeding. Get this idea firmly in your mind. Do not allow the system to WOSto hajf of >our feed_
nave ai part of this waste. Every particle you save means profit to yourself.
^?Hundreds of Herds made Immune from thf j/
So:called Hog Cholera Epidemic by Feeding Dr. Hes
Dr. lies ?V Clnrke are having hundreds of letters from stockmen all over the corn bell that are
^a\ing ili ii herds from the ravages of the Hog Cholera Epidemic hy feeding Dr. Hess Stock Tnnic ami
disinfecting the pens ami sleeping quarters with Dr. Hess Dip ami disinfectant,
Pruilfrvr P'in-'l -rP-fl 18 ,AUlUiXUUiKl Ut cure Pn?'"> ?l? ????? ??^<^ hens lay. it has
L Olli I ? j A <III~<1""\~C"<1 the same growth ami egg producing function as Dr. Hess stock
Tonic. one extra egg will pa\ lor all the Pan-a-cc-n a hen eats for three months.
liiMiant Louse hiller Kills Lice,
A. A. STRAUSS & COMPANY,
PHONE NO. W. SUMTER, S. C )\ i
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