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Ths Xumter Watchman was fou nt
ed la 1910 and the True Southron In
lilt The Watchman snd Southron
new has the combined circulation snd
Influence cf both of t *? old papers
and Is manifestly the best advertising
used turn In Sumter
I t IlKI N r FICTION.
The Columbia press reports that the
State Fair Is bigger and better than
Roosevelt s claim that he is chain
plon of the people and the enemy of
Tafts assertion that the election of
Wilson willwf**?>r In a business panic,
The Bull Moose doctrine that a man
who voted in the State primary Is not
honor bound to support the nominee
of the party at the general election,
That Sumter is a dryer twon now
than under the dispensary system.
? a a
That gambling?save "skin" and
crap shooting?Is a hazardous occu?
pation In Sumter.
That (luv. liifsse will offer a re?
ward for the capture of Young and
Morris of Shlloh.
I CTFAR CITY sTftF.l TS.
Health OftVer I'ses Fire Hydrants to
\ <.o<h1 KIT ext.
Health Officer K. I. Kearuon hud a
of city hands at work Wednes?
day night cleaning three of the vitri?
fied paved ion Mala street. Th
sidewalks wer? given ? Wad hing also
Water tr m |1 ?? fir.' ? rant! 1 si led
through long Mret'h's ,,f r.ose.
Th- Msin ttf ti tweeg CaHhrei]
snd Canal presented a very clean and
sanitary appe: ranee Thursday. The
block between Bartlette and Cald
well will be scoured later. A number
of business men were head to express
their appreciation to day of the clean?
liness of the street, and not a few
SSdd that they sincere y hoped tnat
City Council will be a Me if) see Its way
clear to permit th?- u-?e of the hydrants
for scouring Man I reel once or twice
S week hereafter. Tb? i ? u e of dust
Thursday was npprsctettd.
Wednenda\ Bjemlng the business
pprtlon of M 4:i ind Liberty streets,
tku open lots, alleyways, and open
eesnrts were in a .ery unsanitary con?
ditio n as a result of the thousands of
vlettors to the city for threat day on
/ lest Tuesday. Hundreds of mules and
horses were i>u tie streets and in the
public lots The stt-? .toi b?ts and
alleys were In a deplorable condition
from b innar apple i
peanut hul g Waet4 p tpef etc . thrown
dou n t isa nds "f \ sitors.
Superintendent of gtrestl Ifuggln*
however broke the MtJON fOf rapid j
cleaning up Wf >nd by -
o'clock the dirty streets and all g| ,
the open lots were thoroughly swpt 1
and the ic< umulation of garbage and
trash h i??led away.
< os l , i BOLL \\ I I A ll..
||U^ tailed Iu? of gU.YOO'l.OOO ill
W.mhlnicten. Oft The eottOfl
boii wtcui, the greatest p?*t gj tin
Seeth, ha? ? lUSeiJ a l<.--< it 11 J."..00it.
?00 represented by Mit?ttfl bales of
cotton * n< . the wee\l| first invaded
mi* sosnstry. aceordlng u> as toll*
mate of the department f a?ri? ulture.
Issued toda\ Tie w.,vd ? rossed UM
no. fljjfttsjsa int.. the ifnHed Hates II
"The pi..!.', mi ..f the control of the
b*dl Weevil will be BgOfl dlflSOUll M
the i ? "t eewttanet its Invasion ofl the
eotpm b?dt." until me ed the desert
mrnt it cag get t.# ? ronotcV red ?
yet lompi.teiv segttsV Theft gt Re
occasion to lone hop*, but there must
be gggshg-I seUsf ssjgejsi ? f foatrolllag
the pent irel reducing Ihr enorm?.',
1?.** m, ff. r. d. segealflllj during on
|a\oia?'l' SSSUSonS in T? xa-*.
The 0M| Natioi a. Hank building
the hKns. i ip ? gt i haBdlng
of the It'ink <-f Sumter, projei ts sev?
eral inches ln?-. the ?dde\?,alk. This is
another ? ffSJi of tie g| bltecl t hfl
planned a huiblinw Mgftfl than the
EXCURSION OVER S. C. W.
ISBfBSJ NumlHT of Pu^cngeis i amc |o
sumter Tu<xlu> to Attend Cirrus.
A quietly and quickly Kotten up ex
cursioa was run Into Bumter Tuesday
sver the innth Carolin? Waatarn Rail?
way, tii. starting point of the train
bring H.irtsvillo and its destination
Sumter. Thf train was made up and
run for lh< i" nelli of the many people
living along the line who wished to'
come to the circus and although it
uus not until Monday that a decision
to operate Ihr train was made', the two
cars which were run over the new
rOS I B ? ' packed and jammed when
the train arrived in town about 11
Starting out fron. Hartsvills be?
tween 7 ami 8 o'oloch the train
made stops all along the line and pas
isugen were picked up at all stop-1
ping places. Blshopvlllt furnished by
fir the greatest number of passengers. I
it being at this point that the cars 1
were loaded to overflowing. To be ex- '
act their wsr< If4 passsngsri on the
tram, and ;t is probable that had ths
sa turstog bees more widely sdver
tised. or had it been decided to run
It several days before hand, the crowd
would have been asvsral times larger,
The trull was operated under the
direction of Mr. (V E. Croskey, car
counter of the South Carolina Wes?
tern railway. It is the second excur?
sion train to be operated over the
new lin > for the benefit of passengers,
the first train having been run out
from Bishopville about a month ago j
for people of that town to come to a
show at the Academy of Music. How- I
ever, a number of freight trains have
baeg operated over the new road.
Mr. Croskey reported the road bed
to be in very good shape, although
the train had to make slow time on
account of the congested condition
of the cars and because the road bed
had not yet been packed down hard.
The train left on its return about 6
Death of Mr. E. J. Ebert.
Mr. E. J. Ebert, the father of Mrs
J. P. Maurer, of this city, died at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Maur?
er last night after being ill for some
Mr Ebert came here from Penn?
sylvania and has been living here for
some time. He was 74 years of age.
The funeral services will be held
from the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
t \ N IM East Liberty
Street, at 1 o'clock Ti ursdny after
a drain pipe on
the north side of West Liberty street
between Main and Sumter Streets was
commenced Monday morning, dupli?
cating the work which was done on
the south side of the street several
Practical Thought* for Pi-avUoni
(Conducted by K. W. Dabba, Pres?
ident S?. C, Farmers Union.)
some Random Thoughts,
I wonder how many of the Union
members remember thai the next
county meeting will 1?. on the sth.
instead of the ist? Ami how many
remember that it will meet with Trin
It) local in the land Ol home grown
dinners? 1 no t Bro, Williams a lew
days .mo, ami he was fearful that some
of the brethren would forget, so this
is written. "last we forget."
With the banks offering to loan
money at ?'. per Cent to enable larm
? n to hold coton ,and the First Nation?
al Bank of Bumter has advertised,
since the first of the month that it was
ready to comply with its promise made
to the Farmers' Union committee in
June, and other banks are doing the
same, there is no excuse for selling
SXCept that the average farmer is I
afraid of the market, or Ii too conser?
vative to change his ways, i have
been informed that merchants are
having cotton and storing at central
distributing points as they did to some
extent last year. Why can not the
farmer dO the same
i have private Information that
thousands of bales of cotton were
sent from this section last year to
Augusta. Ca.. and that a Stream of
it is starting In that direction tTiis
fall. Now I have no kick against i
Augusta, rather 1 commend her bust
BBSS men who are going out for trade
and getting it. Hut why should not i
Suinter accumulate a hundred or two j
thousand bales of cotton by the same
liberal policy? 6S.000 bales were I
marketed here last year. With ten
lines of railroad radiating from Sum
ter, reuehing into every part of the
best cotton section of the State it
our.ht not be a bard matter to at- |
tract f>0 to 100 thousand bales ad- I
Sometimes the Farmers' Union is
criticised for wanting too much, or
asking fo? too much. My friends, all
that the Farmers' Union asks for
and all that ii Is working for will aid
and build up every business in Sumter.
The Union has been one of the great?
est factors in the present wonderful
growth of Sumter. It has put her
business men to thinking as they had
nevgr thought before. And being
good business men they have profited
by the advanced positions which the i
Farmers' Union has taken, even more
than the farmers,
? * *
i believe that when they realise
what it would mean for Bumter to be?
come as great or? even a greater in
terlor cotton market than Augusta
they will work for the necessary
freight rates and bills of lading that
now give Augusta the advantage, and
will provide the storage and banking
* * *
i am in receipt of the following
wire to a cotton man: "We think the
market very near bottom. Irrespective
of si/.e ..f this crop, there will ho a
great scarcity of cotton Iii the Atlantic
states next spring because of the
enormous business Southern mills are
doing. We advise you to accumulate
cotton now." He closes his letter with
the following good advice: "Trusting
you will take this matter up at once
as the time to do business ;s now. if
this cotton Is to be held off the mar?
ket and benefit the farmers."'
What more can I say? 1 have been
advising since June to do business
now. The Farmers' Union has spread
the information far and near that we
wa te enlisting the co-operation of the
banks and merchants. The County,
State and National Unions have spok
BVMTER cotton MARKET.
Corrected Daily by
Ernest Field, Cotton Buyer.
Bumter? ort. 81.
(lood middling 11 1-1.
Strict middling 11 1-8.
.>t. Low middling 10 3-1.
Staple cotton 18 to 18 cents.
Receipts yesterday 202.
New York Cotton Market.
New York. Oct. 81.
May. 1 1.50?51 11.43?45
December. . . .1 1.24?25 11.17?1>
To Rent or Lease
First class cotton lands in Sumtcr
County, ranging from one to six
horse farms. Buildings and equip?
ments complete. No blight. Railway
station on property. Church and
School on adjoining place.
For terms apply to
W. L, 8AU29DER8,
R. F. D. 3.
FOR SALI-!?A few fine White Leg?
horn eoekeri s, March and Apr id.
hau h. H. 0. Osteen.
I.I Mi :?Not agricultural lime, but
shell lime properly ground for ag?
ricultural purposes and ready for
use; in even weight sacks, by Yarn
& Platt Co. Orders solicited and
promptly filled. Thos s. Bumter.
en in no uncertain terms. The b;.nk?
i have offered the money, it now rests
j with the Individual farmer as never
before to make use of these agencies
which have been provided l^r him
through organization, and that organ?
isation is the Farmers' ("nion.
! K. W. i>.
"Don't you love me or '!o you?"ask?
ed the western tili. The eastern man
studied for a minute and answered:
"The former." And he tried to conceal
his surprise when she threw herself
Into hie arms.?Cleveland Plain Dealer.
= MORNING =
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Horses and Mules :: :: ::
Sizes and Prices to Suit
Also Have Full Line Buggies, Wagons.
Harness, Laprobes and Whips. Call
and see us. WE CAN SUIT YOU.
l?'Hii Ii Stock Co..
West Liberty Street. Sumter, S. C.
COTTON FACTORS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
9o e. bay street. Charleston, S. C.
All Cotton HanJled on Commission.
Extra Staple Cotton a
Would be Glad to Receive Consignments From You,
Which Will Command our Very
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