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STATE HEALTH Kl'LKS.
of Um* Things Which the State
Boned of Health Require* of Pub?
lic Houeea and for the Public's
The local health officer received to?
day printed copies of the State board
of health rules and regulations gov?
erning the sanitary control of board?
ing houaes. hotel*, restaurant;*, lodg?
ing houses, depota. railway coaches,
sleeping cara, street cars, and other
public carriers and places.
The new State board regulations
are sweeping and rigid. Failure to (
comply with theae regulations for?
feits licensee to conduct hotels, res?
taurants, boarding houses, and Im?
pose a fine and penalty not exceed?
ing one hundred dollar* or thirty
Among the more sweeping provis?
ions of the recent act of the general
assembly under which these new /ul
aa and regulations are e*iuuilshtd'
ere the following: i 1
The use of the common drinking ?
cup on trains and In waiting rooms is '
prohibited absolutely. j
Th* common roller towel Is Mho .
abolished In waiting rooms and on
Spitting on floors of /depots and
trains Is a State offence and punish- |
able by Indictment under State laws. '
Each common carrier Is required
to post notices warning the public
against spitting on floors or plat?
, .Water coolers In all depots and on
ail trains must be thoroughly clean- !
ed at least once in every twenty-four J
" hours. The Ice must not be allowed
to touch the floor or ground before
ageing placed In the water coolers,
but must be washed off and handled
with Ice tongs.
Provision (a made for disinfecting
railway coaches, particular!) sleep?
A* to lintel-. Boarding Houses und
No hotel, boarding house, lodging
ouae. or restaurant shall be main
U u? I In the s*t u. oi South Caro?
lina that has n??t it properly screened
dinning room bed rooms. toilet
rooms and pxntries.
Ev< v hat at leafg ng ot boarding
house ?n?l r?*tMiraiit in South Caro?
lina its ii Seep it a kitchen and pantry
in a sanlt i ' < <-editem and if tie said
botet. r?*atiiurunt. etc. shall he found
la KSsSSnltar> condition. It (?hall be
floet-d by the State Hoard of Health,
or its propei t v scredlted officer, until
sseanltarj conditions are remedied.
Tto i. ? ? i egul .ti"iis ,ts t. toilets
do n"t apply t<> cities and towns not
hu\ing sanitary sewerage systems.
Other provtatoaa however, are mads
for su< !? t->wns without ?<> rarags
ay st ems.
Manilla' lories an- prohibited from
uverc tovwllng their factories mast
prowl, ample ventilation, keep
premis s in saint.ir ' ondiflon. Fac?
tories ir?- ro?|iiir? d to maintain s:?n-'
Itury closet conditions without offen?
tl\? odors. e?c.
Hot, |M in ?? >11111? d to i urii.sh
?ach guest with tress sad class set
af sheets arid pillow BlUtmS, etc.
Ihi r. ue .aber regulations whn h 11
win pay all Inter sated pasties to gal
and barn tmmediateh SI these BSS
rules are now in full force and State
t'.i ud ..r iieuith Iaapet Ion in liable
to drop In ,?t .iny tune.
Cuspidors must be provided in
drpot-? and trains und must he dean*
ad and SlaHntat SSd 'I
Alma, the baby girl of Rev. SSld
>.r.-. i'ole, died WsdBSSSSI alter I
lor g illness and was burled Thursday
afternoon at IHSgoh churcti. The
funeral Service* Were conducted by
Rev. S. It. Halhvhl In the SfSSSSSS of
* large and synipathh eongregatlon.
Alma was 2 years and 7 months old.
anil lived long enough to make ill
who knew her loved her. ?
J, PX !>
IT gab. June 27.
CONVENTION HALL CROWDED
SO THAT MORE AHE REFUS?
situation Serious When ClUllUll Or?
ders Tluil None but Relegate.-, um?
Reporters be Admitted.
Baltimore. July 1.?Convention
haU was almost stampeded tonight
by thousands ol people who were
refused admission after Chairmun
Janit>8 had ordered the police to ad?
mit no one except delegates. alter?
nates and members of the press.
When the order was issued the po?
lice were having trouble prevent?
ing crushes at the door and in the
streets around the hall. Within a
few minutes the authorities were con?
fronted with a situation so serious
that reserves were sent for and the
crowds driven back from the doors.
In front of the hall the street was
roped off at each extreme of the
building and double lines of police
were stationed across the streets. No
one was permitted through these lines
without a delegate's badge and ticket
or press badge and ticket.
By 10 o'clock it was estimated 2,000
persons were crowded in the streets
clamoring for admission, but no one
could elude the police.
It was the first time since the
convention began that precautions
were necessary to avert possible ac?
cident in the hall and at the door.
The police orders were so strict
that several delegates who had for?
gotten their badges were excluded
from the hall for an hour before they
could get word to the Inside and ob?
The hall itself was filled to Its ca?
pacity, hundreds being permitted to
stand in the aisles around the seat
sections on the ground floor.
MR. WELLS MAKES REPLY.
Bid Not Intend to Offend His Neigh?
bors, But Wishes to Work for the
Good of All Schools In District.
Mr. fedltor: I profoundly regret
that any of the patrons or friends of
tht schools in Privateer were offend?
ed, as Mr. J. Dargan Osteen says they
were, by my communication in your
issue of the lid instant. Especially
am I grieved that my life long friend,
one for whotri 1 have had, and still
have, the kindliest regard, should be
SO offended, and have so misunder?
stood my spirit and purpose us to im?
pute to me such base motives as he
has. Of each and every one of his
charges I must plead that I an? Inno?
In my article I tried to deal with
gen. ral principles and did not go Into
ib tails. 1 have no apology to make
for my piece, but reiterate every
word. I will ask my friend to eft
down, and calmly read my piece
again, and he will see that I advocat?
ed everything that he does, along the
line of giving to each school its full
share of the s? nool funds Whether
they consolidate or not, 1 opposed
?empulsory consolidation. What
more can Mr. J. Pargan ostecn wish
or ask for.
I have ? deep totere*! lit the schools
Of Ottr enure county and State. but
e.-peeially so in our rural school*, and
it would ill become use to make tun
df the patrons and friends of the
sm iii schools, who re my neighbor*
rid friends, and arc the OOOJ I am
most Interested In, end seek most lo
aid. i disclaim any such Intention.
"Oh wad some power the git tie gle
us. to sc? oursei? as ithers see US,"
and perhaps we could avoid Charyh
dis and (Wt fal> into Scylla.
i consider "Render" u reactionary
ml it I differ from him and poke a
little fun at him, it Is bee a list l ?io
not recognise him as the whole of the
school district. nor as voicing its
sentiments, "Reader" should be sble
to take rare Of himself and willing
to take Knocks as well as five them.
Although i am no! particularly anx?
ious to knot k him, and only Intended
my ad\ lee lo him in a friendly way,
My whole purpose is for the better?
men! of tie schools In Privateer, and
if 1 err. it will beNof the load and
HOI of the1 heart.
W. G. Wells.
Numb r, .- . C, June 17,
I'll I! I I NEW lU'll.WNGs.
To Be Built on Cablwcll Street ami
Work to Comence at Once.
Three new buildings will be erected
on Caldweli street in the near future,
buildings which will add materially
to tin- appearance ol that street and
lo the business houses of the town.
The buildings w ill be ? reted by
Meesfa, R, I, Manning, c. <;. Roe
lar d Thomas Wilson and Oeo, IJ,
Short The contract for the bulld?
in?,'- has been awarded to the Carr
Construction Company, it neu enter?
prise of this city, which has already
made good in tin- lWo months it has
been in ex bite nee, The Ihree houses
will in- one consecutive itructure,
WILsox GAINS STEADILY BUT
NOMINATION NOT IN SIGHT,
Both Clark ami Underwood Will Fight
to a Finish and the Plot Hatched
Months Ago to Defeat Wilson May
Vet Succeed?Wilson Men, Hopeful,
Baltimore, July 2?The deadlock
in the Democratic national conven?
tion over a presidential nominee
seemed mere complete than ever
when adjournment was taken at 1-.42
a. m. until noon today. Woodrow
Wilson had made s*eady gains dur?
ing Monday's balloting, until he
reached a high water mark of 501 1-2
votes on the 39th ballot. lie remain?
ed stationary on the 40th ballot and
then began to lose ground. The last
ballot was the 4Und. when Oov. Wil?
son polled 4 9 1.
speaker champ Clark reached the
lowest ebh of his candidacy on the
ballot, where Wilson reached a crest.
He went down to 4 22 votes at that
time but immediately began to pick
up and had gone to 430 when ad?
journment was taken.
The speaker came over to Balti?
more during the evening and was a
guest at the home of Mayor Preston,
near the convention hall. He re?
turned to Washington shortly before
Baltimore, July 1.?39th ballot:
Clark. 422; Wilson. 501 1-2; Cnder
wood. 100; Harmon, 29; Kern, 1;
Fortieth Ballot?Clark, 4 23, Wil?
son' 501 1-2; T'nderwood. 106; Har?
mon, 2S; Kern, 1; Foss, 2S. Absent
Forty First Ballot?Clark, 4 24; Wil?
son. 4H9 1-2; Cnderwood, 106; Foss.
2S; Harmon. 27; Kern, 1: Gaynor. 1;
Bryan, 1. Absent 1-2.
Forty Second Ballot?Clark. 4 30;
Wilson. 49 1; Cnderwood, 104; Har?
mon. 27; Kern, 1; Foss 28; James.
1; Lewis. 1; Gpynor. 1 Bryan, 1-2.
Bit. PICNIC AT POCALLA.
Knights of PythhUl Plan for Big Bay
on the Fourth.
The Knights of Pythias have plan?
ned for a big day at Pocalla on the
Fourth, when they and all ot their
families and invited friends will meet
at that popular resort and enjoy all
of the many frolies which are in
store for them.
Boating, bathing, eating, racing. I
dancing, etc.. are some of the plea*- '
ures whb h will be on hand to be
served out to those present free of j
Charge? Special trains wtl.1 run out I
from the Atlantic- Coast Line depot
on the Northwestern railroad going
and returning at convenient times, and i
there w ill be other meant "f public J
conveyance ready at all times of the
gay to take anybody out to the
It was Stated today bv m of *lu
members of the picnic ?' inrolttee,
'hat both Teddy Roosevelt and Wil?
li ? Jennings Bryan bad been In?
vited lo be present, hut neither had
been heard from as yet, probably ow?
ing to the strenuous times which
these two have been having nt the
Chicago ami Baltimore conventions,
lb- mid. however, that they might
but will have no connection between
them. They will have a frontage, nf
.wenty-Ave feet each and be Bfi feet
lon? on fho Inside. The fronts will
I.,- of Washington pressed brick and
copper cornices w ill add materially lo
The three houses when completed,
win be occupied by the Southern
Express Company, the Central Caro?
lina Dry Good.- Company, another
new enterprise which will deal in
wholesale dry gooda, ami the Jenkins
Auto Specialty Company.
The work on the buildings Will he
gin at once and the contract rails for
their completion by the first of De
Cember, A departure from the usual
custom of building is that there will
be no excavations for tin foundations.
The foundations will I.I la r and
concrete, laid on the surface of the
. .'itb. The Hoorini will be three and
a h ill Inches thick ill order to be
sufficiently strong to take care of the
heavy boxes ol goods which will hi
bundled in the building ?
The structure will he a two-story
affair ami when completed according
to the plans ami Specifications, will
be one of the handsomest and i>? ^i
constructed buildings in tin- city.
The Parr Construction Company,
who have the Job of putting up tht
buildings, is composed of l. .\. Ityt
tenherg, president; \v. r. Parr, gen
oral manager, and C, F\ Sparks, of
Baltimore, superintendent of brick
woik. This makes the ilxth Job
the concern has Secured Since its for?
mation tu-- months ngo, flvt of which
w ere in the i Ity.
TW8 AEROPLANE VICTIMS.
HARRIET QUIMBY AND W. A. 1*.
WILL ARU KILLED.
With Macltioe 1,000 Feet in Air, it
Tilts sharply. Throwing Roth It*
Passengers into Space,
Boston, July 1.?Miss Harriet Quim?
by of New York the first woman to
win an aviator's license in America
and the (lrit woman to cross the En
jglish Channel in an aeroplane, was
I instantly killed With her passenger,
W. a. WUlard, manager of the Uos
jton aviation meet, at Allantie tonight,
jwhen her Bleriot monoplane tell into
j Dorchester Bay from a height of a
1 thousand feet. The accident happen
!ed when Miss Quimby nnd Wiliard
were returning from a trip over Bos?
ton harbor to Boston light, a distance
of 20 miles in all. The flight was made
in 20 minutes. The Bleriot, one of
the latest models of military mono?
plane, circled the aviation field and
soared out ever the Savin Hill Yacht
club, just ouiside the aviation grounds.
Heading back into the eight-mile
gusty wind Miss Quimby started to
volplane. The angle was too sharp
and one of the gusts caught the tail
of the monoplane, throwing the ma?
chine up perpendicular.
For an instant it poised there. Then,
sharply outlined against the setting
sun, Willard was clear of the chas?
sis, followed almost Immediately by
Miss Quimby. Hurtling over and over
the two tigures shot downward, strik?
ing the water 20 feet from shore. They
splashed out of sight a second before
the monopll ne plunged down IS feet
It w.'s low tide and the water was
only fiVi fett deep.
I Men from the yacht club in motor
boats were ot ti e spjbt quickly and
leaping overboard, dragged the bodies
out of the mud into which they had
sunk deeply. Sex era I of Miss QirJna
l y's bor.es were broken and there
were many large bruises. Wi! lard,
who weighed 190 pounds, hit *ihe
wate: face Ural and over one eye
there was gash from which the (
blood das flowing, He too sustained
Several fractures and bruises.
When the \ Ictima were brought
ashore they were taken to the Qniney
hospital, A. Leo Stevens, of New
York, manager of Miss Quimby. and
Miss Quirn by's friand, Mrs. f feien
Vanderbilt, who were both witnesses
of the accident, were prostrated.
Before going up on their last flight,
Miss Quimby and Mr. Willard were
talking and laughing with their
friends. Wiliard making jokes about j
his weight and Mfss Quimby talking
confidently about ?ier plans to* make
an altitude record in the future that
WOUld stand as a woman's high mark.
In ' inssing the English channel on
April 1?'.. Miss Quimby flew at an
altitude of fi.OOo feet which was be?
lieved to be the record for women.
| Miss Quimby said today she felt
sure She COUld better this mark, ai
Ithough she M'6 not believe she could
exceed the record of 18,94$ feet set
1 ???(? sslng 4'.'v matter of coming
down In the water, if the engine
lahoubl fail durinw; the I'.ight ov<?r the
harbor; Miss Quimby said to a fraud
just before she left the ground:
I "A water hi ruling is all right ?n a
j Bb-i lot unless you come down bead
I first, Fn that case the heavy motor
I at the extreme forward end of the
machine would drag the monoplane
[deep into the water und >ink it, But,
; if we come down pancake' the broad
j wings would It oat us for two hours or
hen with a height smile she made
th. significant remark:
j "But 1 a ma eat and 1 don't 1 ke
i like cold water."
The monoplane, painted a pore
white, dart, d at great speed over the
harbor. Tin motors developed u
speed at times of from 76 to 100 miles
an hour, An exammtalon of the
aneroid barometer after the fall show
led that at times the daring pilot had
Id fir ted to a height of 5,000 feet, t >n
the return the great machine was
aeen t.. wobble In the gusty breese.
The setting of the last act of the
disaster could not have been more
Spectacular. it was sunset. The
great white wings of the machine
swept directly Into the Wesl and dip?
ped toward the earth. There was an
upward Hash of ihe tall and. outlined
in their red light of the West, the
iii 11 und woman were seen to plunge
from the sea's to the hay ?1,000 feet
beb v to death.
A commission has been issued to
th. Kumtcr Palmetto club with n
capital stock of 11,000. The petltlon
? a 1*1 ? R. Jones und H. C Cuttino.
\ , h irter hu * been Issued to the
Santee Furniture company of Hum
mertoii with R capital stock of $3,000.
The officers are: If. A, Tlsdale, pres?
ident und munng< i. h nd . R. I ian?
I hain secret 11 y nnd tri a >urer
THE NEWS FROM TIN DAL.
tops Improving?Mr. A. J. Jonen'
Prise Acre Delight to the Peruser's
Tindal, June :!0.?The cotton crop
is Improving s.jrn<-, although it ta
small for the season and the farmers
seem to be about up with the grass
In most instances. Corn is small, but
looks healthy, and is being laid by.
Air. A. J. Jones' prize acre of coin
is the best I have seen, to a farmer
it is a delight to the eye.
Whale the whipping post is not a
lawful custom in Privateei still we
hear that a ^aard was used to good
advantage a few days ago by a prom?
inent farmer on one of his hands,
which action was duly and properly
sanctioned by the courts. We are
glad to say, however, that this is not
a general custom, for It was admin?
istered by everyone to those, who in
their judgment needed it, readers
might be In danger of getting a
While no announcement from
headquarters has been given out. It
is generally understood that .Mr. W.
J. Ingram having failed to get the
superintendent's office in the Sunday
school, has decided to withdraw from
the race for Magistrate in order that
the present "incumbrance" might
continue his roars and growls.
We take this opportunity of correct?
ing the impression (hat "Header" is
the worst enemy of the Sunday school
which the superintendent has of hirru
He always has been in favor of Sun?
day schools and has spoken favorab,>
Of this one more than once. He ad?
mires the stand the superintendent
has taken, which is "to run the Sun?
day school three months. June. July
and August regardless of the opin?
ions, good or had, of the entire com?
The other smaller animals have
been out s?> long that they are de?
termined to fight for their places.
Mr. W. D. A is brooks feels confident
of being elec ted, as he does not see
why he cannot employ a stenograph?
er, which the office will need, on a
salary of $200.00, when the old Dis
peosary Board WOTS diamonds and rode
in automobiles on a salary of $400.
The report conies from Dark Cor?
ner that they would not support Mr.
G. Brown, was incorrect, what
they ivang is "Blease, Brown and a
good school." They have seen the
.Mr. Brown's enemies admit that he
would carry the townships by an ov?
erwhelming majortiy if he did not
talk so much.
Mr. L. B. White was down yester?
day riding over the roads in order to
obtain a hold whereby Mr. Pitts'
"scalp" might be lifted on August
Kx-Sheriff Carson was around shak?
ing hands with old and new friends
a few days ago. 1 will leave his en
couragtment? tn his hands.
Policeman Newman passed through
this morning on his rounds, looking
after evil doers
Messrs. m. .:. Rivers and H. W.
iprltehard made some calls down here,
this morn lag. The bulletin was ai
usual well supplied with madam Hu?
The patrons of the local schools
have announced that they will harv*
a meeting next Friday to decide how
they are going to get what they want.
Invitations are out announcing tfte|
marriage of Miss Bertha U Bailey M
Rockvtlte, s. c, to i>r. Marlon Pal?
mer, of Tryon, S, C, in >he n?ai fu?
ture. Miss Bailey Is a sister of Krs,
H D. Tlnd it.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Richardson, Jr..
and daughter, of Spartanburg spent
Saturday and Sunday in the city With
Mr. Richardson's parents an church
* * *
Miss Agnes Richardson has gone
to Chester to teach in the Summer
school at that place.
* * *
Mrs. J. S. Richardson has gone to
Columbia to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. S. Ik P a me and son. .Master
Haitis Divine, have gone to Wrlghts
vllle Beach to spend some time at
* * ?
Mrs, Lee sheer and daughter, have
wom to Wrlghtsvllle Beach, where
they will Spend a month.
Mrs, Oscar H. Patrick, of Kincs
tree, Is visiting her brother. J, H.
Strong, on Main street,
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. M. de Veaux Moore,
Master John B. Moore, and Mis-^ Llllie
H. Gregorle, leave today for Rich?
mond, \'a.. Washington, D. C., and
Atlantic City. N. J., Where they will
sp. nd i he summer,
* * *
After spending a tea days with
Miss Oliva Stuckey, ol Lake City, Miss
Lessie Jones returned home Satur?
FOK SALE?l?-quart cow, fresh in
milk. Apply to J. B. Ryan. Wedge
ri- ld. s. C.
g Candidates' Cards. X
Annouactunents of candidates will
he printed in this column antil the
(dose of the campaign for JO. No
?tarda actep?"ii on credit.
Capt. K. 8, Carson is hereby an?
nounced as a candidate for Sheriff at
the ensuing ejection, having before
discharged the duties of tkAt office
with promptness and efficiency, we
take pleasure in recommending hfen
for said office, subject to the rules of
the Democratic primary.
I hereby offer myself as a candidate
for the office of Sheriff of Sumter
County, subject to tho rules of the
J. K. BRADFORD.
I hereby announce myself a can?
didate for the office of Sheriff of
Sumter County, subject to the rule*
governing Democratic primaries.
W. H. SEALB.
Capt. G??o. C. Warren is hereby
announced as a caiididiate for the of?
fice of Sheriff of Sumter county, sub?
let to the rulee of the Democratic
i hereaby announce that I am a
iisedrdels for the office of Coroner of
ffantrter County, subject to the action
off the Democratic primary.
r>. W. OWENS.
For House of ICeitfesentaUvee.
1 irs a candidate for re-election to
th*- Hotise of Representatives subject
to the rules of tho Democratic Pri?
R. B> BE LS ER..
3 hereby announce myself a candi?
date for the House of Representatives
from Sumter County, pledging myself
to abide by the resuTt of the Itemo
Hr. ~ M T>wl *
the L . ? Laprceeejt&ti
to> th . - he Pri
We- h- " 1 * he puffrage ?<
h>a fe4iOw countrymen.
The Wedgefleld Democratic Club.
For Super risor.
2 feereby announce myself a candi
iBsto for the office of Supervisor of*
S'ii?ter County, subject to the rules of
tili? Democratic Prbriary.
L. E. WHITE.
2 hereby announce myself a can
iMtii* for re-election to the office of
Supervisor of Sumter County, subject
to the rules of the Democratic pri?
P. M. PITTS.
For Clerk of Court.
1 hereby announce myself a candi?
date, for re-eSection to the o<3ce of
Clerk of Court for Sumter County,
subject to tJbe rules of the Demo?
L. I. PAJtROTT.
The nax-ie of H. L. Scarborough iv
presented as a candidate lor Cleric of
Court for Sumtor County In the com?
ing Democratic primary election.
I hereby announce myself a <andl
date for Clerk of Co*rt of Sumter
county, subject to the action of the
JOHN R. SUMTER.
I announce myself a candidate for
; the office of Solicitor for the Third
Judicial Circuit, subject to the Ftlsg
[ of the Democratic Primary.
THOS. H. TATTJM.
I hereby announce myself a can?
didate for re-election to the office of
Solicitor of the Third Judicial Circuit,
subject to the rules of the Democratic
PHILIP H. STOLL.
For United State?. Senate.
I hereby announce myself a candi
J date for the United States Senate,
subject to the rub s ,>f the Democratic
! party. Your support and influence
Will be appreciated.
N. B. DIAL
i Louretts, s. C.
For Cong re as.
I hereby announce myself as a COB*
didate for the nomination for COB"
greet from the Seventh Congresstoo'
al District of South Carolina, sub?
ject to the rules of the Democratic
A. F, LEVER