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Obltuartee and tributes of raspect
will be charted for.
The ?umter Watchman was found
on in lilO and the True Southron In
II#4 The Watchman and Southron
now baa the combined circulation and
IsUhssacs cf both of he old paper*,
and ha manifestly the beat advertising
asadhim In Sufhter.
SVMTKlts PLAN DISPl TKI>
(Prom the Norfolk Virglnlan-Ptlot. |
"A device In municipal Government
not new, although not tried in thla
country, Is about to be given a test
by the City of Sumter. South Carolina
It has been decided to employ a bus?
iness manager for the town and an
advertisement has been sent forth
seeking the man ?Philadelphia Pub
"This la respectfully referred to the
wn of Staunton. County of Augusta,
ats of Virginia which municipality.
' we mistake not. has had such a
aaager for two years or more."
It is true that Stauntor?. Va., has a
Ity manager and was the first town
(Y America to create that oftlce In
aa sffort to Inaugurate business pass
toda in municipal government; but
*?? Staunton plan had one aarlous de
et and the results have not been al
?gether satisfactory. The objection
? the Staunton plan la that the old
am of government la maintained?
??er? being a cumbersome council
>nslsttng of two bodies, one of
solve and the other of twenty-four
lembers. If we mlatake not, and a
?isyor Tbe cltv manager ia an em
loyo of council and has no authority
ivs ??ob an is del k ?t?d to him by
t*e mayor and council by regular en
ctmsnt. The Sumter plan ia the
om mission Form of Government,
'1th the city manager as the execu
hna snd business manager, under the
?neral supervision of the three coin
isaioneta. who occupy praeth div
ha aar? e relation to the city gown -
asat that the directors sustain to a
?ustness corporation. The city man
gar Is elected by the Commissioners
.n*s la responsible to them. Hefore
ha fatsnter Plan was framed a care
ul stuafy was made of the Caheston.
JeeMolnea and other commission
orm "f government lawa that have
seas* given a praatical test by various
nunlcfpehties in the United State?,
nd in addition. Mr Ashburner. who
ras th ? first city manager of Staun?
en. Va.. and to whom much of tbe
?ra Jit la due for the measure of auc
*e? attained in th it clt\. was Invited
o come t.. Sumter and the Staunton
?lan was thoroughly dlsenssed with
llm. for the purpose of ascertaining the
food tggtajfag and the defects of the
Staunten plan, as de . eloped under the
administrate n of Mr Ashburner. The
gumter plan Is belbved t,, be an im?
provement on both the regular cum
mission form and the experimental
city manager plan that Obtains In
Btaunton, the deairn' !?? f? attires of
each being adopted and combined in
th* chr?r*er under which Sunder Is
The I-.or, ru ? 'I i n i? s a f. \\ oi\na>;o
aoriilnat 1 Mr. W. II OoMules, of
Columbia, for a seat in rYeand< nl Wil
Son ? cabinet und the gnggfStlnn has
been Seconded i > .. lUlli" r of othel
South I'.ir-hn. n i V\ ? gladl>
and h*artlly add our endorsement of
the Tune-" suggestion. Mr. Consoles
has :? ? ? ? d valiant and ? ffeetive ser?
vice |g the l>? moctutc patty fur many
yearn ami In th* campaign f"r Wood
tow Wilsons nomination and elec?
tion f? * MSI worked harder or ac
ggflrplsShad no r . lb has the ; billty
and the eharaeter to till a cabinet po?
sition with distinguished hu??ess and
We wioi'd h ? hdad to m... him a mem?
ber of Prosnp'tit Wilson's official fam?
The war with Turkey is about 0V#f
had the diplomatic Jurlo j lag has start?
ed The Balwt S ado I have done all
the fighting stin? all th. mone) ami
Sf? 11 all tl ? lb oil. but at the wind up
!#>*? bitr pOWtfl that claim to have
paramount int-uxtt in Die "near
east ' ?di SSiat to. Hag's sh ire of the
a a a
According to II? pu' n an IhenfJ and
pru? 11 ? the ' aiI -.. i ?. ?? it i ib , It t
for Igst prot.? llog Ol B< l? iblk an OAs s
gobb rs who lurt appointed bet .rise
chey were par'v w?rk? rs ami as a re
wsrd for political ssrvica a capable
and faithful ?dlb i il who ?? ? - *. ? ? I his
appointment by reason of merit,
through th. i'|u-r;it inn of the i lllci and
regulations of the cl\il service com?
mission, should not bo removed save
for MM***, but a man who wan up
pointed heraus?1 he was a partisan and
a* a reward for party regularity and
political uetivlty has n?> claim OH the
public Service and t here should be no
??picamishiicss about removing him.
If Civil service mleU are to be made
applicable to all appointive positions
In tne government BSTVtCC ? clean
sweep should first !??? made of all the
political appointees and I ItAfl made
with no lauo ducks in the ft t \ ice.
* * ?
Mr. A. V. Snell. for the past eight?
een months Secretary of the Sumter
?"hamber of Commerce, left Sunday
afternoon for Charleston, where today
he entered upon the discharge of his
duties as Managing Secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce of that city.
Mr. Snell practically organized the
('hamber of Commerce work in Sum?
ter on modern lln.'s and the achieve?
ments to his credit during his short
stay here prove his fitness for the po?
sition and demonstrated his ability,
energy and loyalty to the organization.
He did good work for Sumter and the
many friends he leaves here expect
better work and large achievements
in the wider held In which he will
BANK IS CLOSED.
Hoard of Peoples' Hunk of Leesvllle
l.eesville, DM, t.?The directors of
the People's Hank of l.eesville, which
has been closed since Wednesday last.
Will meet tomorrow and decide what
shall be done and to issue "a true
?|aliment of the affairs of the bank."
It w s said by those connected with
th l bank that the institution had been
closed Wednesday because of the sick?
ness of the cashier, \V. Aug. Shealy,
and the absence on a business trip of
Dr. E. J. Etheridge, president.
Since the bank closed its doors
Wednesday there has been much un?
easiness among those who had in?
trusted savings to its keeping.
The bank is said to have had trou?
ble recently in making collections on
paper it had accepted. The State
bann examiner, it Is declared on ap?
parent v reliable authority, has' not
veiled the bank since last February.
The total deposits of the bank, ac?
cording to its books, amount to only
120,000 and it Is probable that the
depositors will be paid dollar for d d
lar. The liabilities are unoillcially
sti.ted to be about | It, tit, The bank
is capt td/e,| at $25,000.
The People's Hank I f LcOSVlllC has
been organized only a few years. Its
bo ud of directors follows: 1 ?r. E. J.
Etheridge. l>r. I.. H. Etheridge. W.
Aug. shealy. J. P. Able, Jacob Austin,
Carwile Shealy. A. L. Eargle and I.
P. Copeland. Cr. | J Etheridge Is
president and W. Aug. Shealy is
Dr. Etheridge, the president, is also
president of th** board of trustees of
Summerland college and is a trustee
of the Semlnole Securities company.
Dr. Etheridge. it was stated by a
member of his family, is on a business
trip, rollomlng money and disposing
of certain goods he wishes to sell. He
w- nt nrst to Charleston, Intending to
go thence to Spartanburg. R|| exact
whereabouts could not be given
Mattings Lftenssse Record.
Marriage llcsnsss were Issued Bat?
tirday to the following colored OOUplSS!
Flysses (Sayle, Wedgefleld, Felix
Singleton, Btatsburg, Adam Mitchell
snd Anna <'aniey, Sumter, and Step
nej Bsll and Mary Sumter. Sumter.
The conference of the M, B. church,
South, Will nie? t in Hock Hill next
\s mi uai .it tiw first of Dtcsmbof n
per ilty of one per cent Will he attach?
ed to all unpaid city taxes.
It || reported that at one place in
Btatsburg the snow Thanksgiving
morning wai somthlng over Rvs in?
Louis Nnchman'i Clothing store
and Kagor'i Bakeryi In Ihe business
district of Florence, were osrlously
damaged by Urs Saturday night.
Pi >( w K. Tats, o" ?Columbia h ii
hi en elected vice president <>f the
Southern Rducatlonal Assoclstlon.
wbi h met in Louisville. K\ . lasl
V ? ek.
Jlmmle Wilson, alias Hams W ilson,
a as nrrsatsd Friday night charged
S/lth the Shooting of Eddie MeHri.l.
ami is now in the county Jail awaiting
the spring letm ol court. As yst he
has not been sole t?? secure anyone
to if? ? Of] his bond.
11\ i. rn to be s"? i \e?f.
i rysteri will b< ? < rvi <i at the Ruft?
Ing Creek echo I house Friday svsit
Ing I leeeinl ?r I, from I until I
...lock, Public cordially Invited
WILL imh.iu.o OPERATION To
REMOVE l*R| ssriu: PROM
Tolls What ha Remembers <>t Tabings
That llappeaied Before umi After
lie Lost < oiiM'ioiisuoss ? Memory
iiiank tor iVjur Months.
Atlanta Journal. Sunday. Doc. I.
Moise De Leon, the wealthy Atlanta j
contractor who mysteriously disap?
peared last August, turned up in a
hospital In Sydney, Australia, about
the first of 8eptember( and got back
to his home "44 Piedmont avenue,
last Thursday( is preparing to go to
a private sanitarium and have an op?
eration performed en his skuii.
"I must have heen hit on the head
and beaten up," he told a Journal re?
porter yesterday afternoon, "for when
I waked up in the hospital in Sydney,
they had my head all wrapped and
bandaged, l am in a very weak condi?
tion, both mentally and physically. I
expect to go to a private sanitarium
next Monday for an operation. 1
haven t had tin* time or tho strength
since 1 got back to look into my busi?
ness affairs. The first thing I'm after
is to get well again. Yes, it is good
to be back home."
A beautiful baby girl with a wealth
of golden curls came down stairs, bun?
dled In her coat and warm bat and
mittens for a walk with the nurse.
She ran to her father. Where he sat
in the hall, and putting her arms
around his neck, kissed him and hug?
"Bye-bye, papa, 1 she said, as she
turned in the doorway to throw him
Mis sunken, burning eyes followed
her as long as she w;us in sight, and
then a film of tears rose in them, and
h said again:
"It is good to be back home."
Very little, and that very vaguely,
can Mr. DeLcon recall of what hap?
pened between his departure last Aug?
ust ami his strange gwakenlng from
a Spell of brain fever in a hospital on
the other side of the world.
lie left home last August after a
trying Illness to go fishing ami hunt?
ing a few weeks in the Michigan
woods. The last he remembers is that
he went to a baseball game in Chicago
with a friend.
"It was awfully hot in Chicago," he
Salyg, "ami the heat must have got
me, in my weakened condition. The
next thing i knew l woke up |q the
h< spital in Sydney."
The hospital authorities told hyn
that they found him in tin- Quaran?
tine hospital. Tiny said he had been
taken from the Steerage of a tramp
stenmer, along with Japs and Chinese.
When the Quarantine hospital washed
off the coal grime and found that he
was a white man instead of a "collie,"
they made arrangements to remove
him to tbe other hospital, it being a
sort of sailors' home. He was wear?
ing, when taken from the steamer, a
pair of overalls, an undershirt, and
a "cholera belt." this beim? simply a
Strip of cotton with a buckle and a
pOOket. In the pocket were found
a few greenbacks of American mon?
ey, a lew Japanese coins, and a little
Japanese dog carved out of wood.
A thirty-second degree Masonic
ring, which Mr. DeLeon wore on his
right hand when he left home. was
gone, and the finger was crushed. A
ring which. Iiis wife gave him. worn
on his h it hand without ever once
being removed since he put it on a
few d iys before tiu ir marriage, was
also gone, and that finger was llk< -
wise bruised and tut.
The back of his head was battered
his right arm was lacerated, his legs
were bruised, am! one of his toes was
The steamer on which they found
him was a " ramp" that had cleared
from Vancouver, B, C, ami called at
ports In Japan, the Philippine Islands,
tin- South Sea isla ids. ami at Syd?
From about September i until the
middle of i ?< toner, he lay delirious in
the hospital bed, and when finally he
recovered his right mind the rust
words in spoke wa re about a cable?
gram to bis w Ife,
They told him that he had tried,
three weeks before, to tell them ahoul
it, but tio y could not understand him
And Ihey told him that in his de?
lirium he had said bitter things con
< ernlng the Japanese,
There were Masons in the hospital,
and Mr DeI<eon gave them the pass
word, nnd they raised the money to
puy his pas age home lie stopped at
Honolulu several days, but came out
of Man Francisco on the tust train.
Though Mis DeLoop knew, by the
cablegram, that he was on his way
home, she did not know the tiav when
he would arrive,
"No, I didn't try to time it ? .? I'd
get lo re Thanksgiving day," he said
in r? plv it. a question l was com
Ing iuj fuiil as l could and expected
to grrlve about November j'j."
Mr. I't I .i on has ;-t. nobod) but a
ftw verj t loi Ince his i?
tutu. He ree< porters with
reluctance and was not strong enough
t<> talk with them long.
"Win n I am wi ii again, and
strong," said he, "l will write out as
much as l ( in remember what has
happened to me, Maybe I can recall
more of it. Then if you think anyl < <i\
would be Interested in r? ding th*"
statement I will give it to you for
That .Mr. DeLtSon had disappeared
first became known to the public in
the latter part of August, through ef?
forts of members of his family to lo?
cate him in the Michigan WOOds,
where he was going on a Ashing trip,
when he decided to stop over in Chi?
cago and visit friends for a few days,
and incidentally see a big league base?
ball game. The contractor has long
tu en known to his friends as an en?
thusiastic baseball ' fan.''
Two days after relatives appealed
to the police of many cities and em?
ployed private deteCtlVM to search
the Michigan woods and points in and
near Chicago for the missing man, a
friendly suit for a receivership for
Iiis property was brought by creditors
One of the reasons for bringing the
suit Wits that money had to be raised
to pay the large force of workmen,
whom Mr. la Leon had employed on
tin- million-dollar court house, which
is still in the course of construction.
The suit for receiver set forth that
the creditor! bringing the action be?
lieved Mr. DeLeon to be solvent, but
that it was necessary to save it from
ruin, and raise the money needed to
meet certain Obligations like the sala?
ries of employes.
Roland Hansom, an attorney, and
H. L. Fraser, employed in the !>? -
Leon office, wa re named receivers by
the superior court.
For some time the reecivern insist?
ed that they thought the estate to be
solvent, and asked the courts to ap?
point an auditor to make a careful
examination of all of his books.
In the meantime, the Maryland Fi?
delity and Casualty company, which
had bonded Mr. He Leon, took charge
of the construction of the court house,
The board of county commissioners
met, and by the necessary legal for?
malities vested in the contract in the
bonding company, under whose super?
vision the work is now going on.
When the auditor's report was filed
in the court it showed that the con?
tractor's liabilities approximated $00,
000, while his assets were less than
that amount by about $15,000.
Mr. DeLeon Was later declared a
bankrupt and named H. L. Fraser
trustee of the estate. He is still act?
ing in that capacity.
No division has been made of the
estate, and according to Mr. Fraser,
mos! of the creditor! have advised de?
lays, expressing their confidence in
Mr. DeLeon and declaring that on his
return he would straighten out his
tangled business affairs and pay his
creditors dollar for dollar.
Mr. DeLeon Will he unable to as?
sume control of his estate except
through an order of the fede ral court.
By an agreement with his creditors
he might secure an order from the
bankruptcy court, allowing him to
take* his own busln< BS again.
Failing in this, Mr. DeLeon can only
BeeUre his estate by filing a bill and
showing that he Is now insolvent
M Ws of MAYESVILLE.
Pre terlan Church offers call to
Hev. H. L. thicr of Westminister.
Mayesville, Dec. .\ meeting of
the congregation of tie- Presbyterian
church was held yesterda) to elect a
pastor, Rev. w. H. Workman of Sa?
bin (Black River) church presiding.
Rev. Ii. ICrier of We stminister was
nominated and unanimously elected,
The ? all offers a salary of 11,200, pay
able quarterly, a commodious manse,
and a month's vacation.
Rev. Mr Grlet is well known to
many ??f the congregation here a id
Is i?a aide d as a preache r of gr? at
ability and an excellent pastor, it is
sit e-e rely hoped that he will favor; b
i> consider the call and that he will
assume' his new work by January I,
The Coast Line nuthorltles have im
pri.ved the looks and condition of the
town by hauling several train loads of
din on their property through the
town. As soon as the handsome new
station is completed and other im?
provements made, the business sec?
tion of town will be still more attrac?
POH S\l 1.?Two -.rood gentle horses.
suitable for lad) drivers Apply
to J. n, Bradford, Butnter, s. <\, it,
F, D No. 4,
W\\Ti:t>?To paint und repair one
hundred] buggies and surrles by
January ist. Now Is the time to
ba. >.? old v, hieb n paired and
painted like Q new one. This be -
ing beta'een seasons t"t building
laVS W?lk enables us to take- on
n pair v ork for r< w nib It will pay
you Investigate, Factor) located
on Council street, (old Cotton Fac?
toty building i Rowland Rugg)
? \.nt| any.
TO HXlsi; $300,000 FOR BENOM1
XATIOX AI, Vi ?1.1.1 .<.! >.
Appointment* hi .\ Man) CiiangoH of
Pastorates?ComntlNHftoiM ts Uj mi
|H'r\is<- Financial Agents lino pro?
Andereon, Doc. 2<?Today??the con?
cluding; day <<f i In- session "f the
South Carolina conference of tho
Methodist Episcopal church, South
was marked by much Important busl
ne.lS, including tin reading of the ap
pointments for next year and the pre?
sentation of the report of the commit?
tee on education. The report of the
board of education, which was adopt?
ed, provides for ;. campaign to raise
1300,000 to increase the facilities of
the church's colleges In this state.
The reporl mach to the conference
by the educational hoard, which was
adopted, provided for a campaign to
obtain $300,000 for Increasing the
plants of Wofford college, Lander
college and Columbia college, it was
hold that the growth of these in?
stitutions made a allable an increase
in their facilltii B.
it was also ret omm< nded that ?
commissioner of educaton to super?
vise the work of the financial agents
of the various church institutions of
learning he provided for. This was
done, after some debate.
With the business of the conference
transacted, the conference adjourned
to meet in Kock Hill in 1013. That
city's invitation was formally ac?
The tinai session of the conference
was introduced by devotional service
conducted by Rev. T. C. O'Dell. Bishop
Kilgo announced the following as
received by transfer: S. A. Steele, P.
B. Wells. W. B. Thompson. (J. L. In?
gram. J. B. Kilgo Bishop Wilson
sent the following greeting to the
conference: "1 acknowledge with
sincere appreciation your message.
Please assure the brethren of my love
for them and of my prayers for the
welfare of the church within the
hounds of your conference."
The special order of the day was
the consideration of the report from
the hoard of education. The recom?
mendation concerning tho unifying of
the financial plans and agencies Of all
the educational institutions developed
considerable discussion. The motion
to amend by striking out the section
contalnng the recommendation was
I >r. Wilson offered an amendment
inserting $7n for Cokcsbury confer?
ence school. This amendment was
adopted. Rev. s. A. Nettb s presented
a resolution to amend by excepting
from the provisloi s any donation in
process of completion for either in?
stitution. This amendment was adopt?
The report of the boat .1 said that
colleges and schools of ihe confer?
ence have experienced an unprecedent?
ed year of success. At Columbia col?
lege there are L'3 teachers and tutors
With an enrollment of 287 students.
The values of plant is $266,500 and
the Indebtedness is 193,000. The
board recommended that the Held
agent be continued.
At Lander college there are 234
students, of whom 169 are hoard
ling pupils; value of plant $147,300;
At Wofford college there arc 306
students and 181 In the fitting school.
This Is the largest enrollment In the
history of the tWO institutions. The
prospects and resources of the college
have been Increased by $50,800. The
endowment is $ 1v 3,.I.
There are $2 studt nts at. Carlisle
fitting school, overcrowding the dor*
mltory. The property is valued at
$35,000; endowment $5,000.
Thirty-four charges In the confer?
ence failed to 1 ay their conference
educational assessments, and only 88
of the charges paid the assesment in
full. The Klngstree district was the
banner district, paying s0 per cent
of its assessments.
Reports were heard from the boards
Of missions; Of Ihble cause, minutes,
Sunday schools, church extension and
ordered to the i.e.ad.
Rev. Watson B. Duncan offered res?
olution of thanks to the citizens of
Anderson, to Rev. S. A. Conaho? and
his efficient assistants in arranging for
the entertainment of tin- conference,
to the postal authorities for the court*
. sv shown the conference, and they
were adopt,,j by a rising vote. An?
derson has enthroned herself in the
hearts of eve i > member of the con?
ference bv the cordial and overflow?
ing hospitullt) which has been so
graciously extended to them
The ministers who ha\e 1.n previ?
ously elected to elders orders were
< ailed to the cbatic. I and with the
assistance of ttev 11, If Browne and
1.. I'. Iteuty, Bishop Kilgo, ordained
each of them to the office and Work
of an elder in the chur< h ot Clod,
They were James Harper Brown,
Lloyd Thomas Phillips, and 1*. Iis
(Ja I lies Whltlock. In the "laying on
of hands" Rev, J, if Traywlck, if v
K, (?. Watson, if ?. duo ??. Willi on,
and ifev N R, ciarkson were request
CONGRESS OPENS SESSION.
KIXTY-PIRKT ( 'i\(.Ki>> BBGIX8
ITS U \ \i. T< ?l It or Hi TV.
r? tlits Will Find Tiii in Iteadj i??
Transact BiwInr^M and Receive
President*? Mcssmmjc, dark and
< unnoii I.ondG < hot i.tl in lamer
Washington, Dec. I.?The senate
and hOUM settled down to work today
for the high pressure session that is
to ? nd the .' 1st) -s<'<'i?nd congress.
Speaker Champ ("lark. wedding his
emblem of order with sver-lncreastas;
force succeeded in breaking two val
aable gavels before he- had brought
th? enthusiastic hour through an hour
and ten minutes of business.
Tin session in both hoUSSS s?rved
i?? complete the preliminary work of
organisation and left congress ready
tot Legislative business tomorrow.
ThS senate, depressed by the recent
death of Vice President Sherman and
Be lators Hey burn and Kayner, was in
?seston tut 21 minutes.
Both houses adjourned as soon as
th * preliminaries of organization were
concluded out of respect for members
and officers who had died since the
adjournment in August.
President Tafts message will come
to both houses tomorreoA. The sen?
ate will meet at 11 o'clock tomorrow,
j an hour before the customary time,
sei the' message' may be read before
proceeding! are begun in the court of
impeachment which is to try Judge
Robert \V. Archbahl of the commerce
1 BolStSrOUS enthusiasm greeted the
return to the he>use of Speaker (Mark,
Former Speaker Cannon and othe r
me mbers whose SSUnSS haw b?ng been
j associated with the important affairs
j of that body. Th I r<dl call in the.
house was by States and as the call
i proceeded the members cheered and
applauded the names of the more
I prominent mombnra
Former Speaker Cannon eras given
a rising greeting when his name was
reac hed. DemOSMlS and Republicans,
j who had joined in the applause for
Bpeaksr Clark when ha eertsrad the
'? c ham her at noon, jumped to their feet
I and joine d in the e bee ring. Four
governors-elect, who wtl go from the
heiuse of representatives to their re?
spective State capitals also ware vig?
orously chssrsd. These- were Repre?
sentatives Bulaer, Ne w Tottis Cox,
Ohio; Robinson, Arkansas, and
Hanns. North I>akota.
No business was transacted by the
m nate . but a number of hills and reso
hit ions w ere introduced in the house.
A joint committee was named by
the two houses to notify President
Taft that ce?ngress wag r? ady to re?
ceive- his comraanlcatlona senator
Bacon, presiding otlicer of the senate,
appointed SenatorsCnllom and Martin,
j and speaker c'iark named RepcoseU"
tatives Fnderwoe?d of Alabama. Mann
of Hanois ami Johnson of Kentucky.
Sonate Republicans had an informal
conference dtiring the- day in an effort
to solve the tangle which has pre
vented the selection Of a pe rmanent
presiding Officer Of the senate, it is
expected a Republican caucus will be
he ld before the sad Of the week and
that an effort will be- made to get
support from Progressive and in?
surgent Republicans to bring about
the election of Boaator Gallinger.
Th* house will convene at neton to?
morrow. Roll call in the two houses:
showed ?? senators pram nt out of a
membership *?f IS, and L'7.". represen?
tatives out of a membe rship of .55*1.
There are three vacancies in each
A barbecue supper will be served
at the Charles Singleton place, mar
Green Swamp, Friday night fe?r the
benefit of the Christian Church. The
public is invited.
ed to unite with tin- bishop in this
imp- sing ceremony. Atter a most im?
pressive exhortation the bishop an*
swered that question which deeply
concerns i ver> Methodist preacher
and ev?ry Methodist church In South
Carolina: Where are the preachers
stationed this year?
The appointments for the Bumter
I Sumter District??W, U Herhort, pro*
Bethany?-J. N Wright
BishopvHie g i*. Bdwarda
< 'amdi n il. B, ltrowae,
Camden Circuit?J. C. Davis.
Klloree- .1 E. Strickland.
Fort Mill? T. F. Gibs. n.
ib ath springs n.?' mouson.
Ki rshaa ?s. I >, Bs He}
l.yii. hburg s. .1. iU tlo'.i.
Manning ?: P Watson.
??sw ego* .1 P. a tan ay.
Pin. w Dod R. M* 1 ?uBose,
1 To\ nb iii e G. W M/a)
Rtchlsnd- George i.< ?.
si. John's and Rembcrt R P. Hut
m. Matthews .1 S Stcadmsu,
Sumter Fit st i hui ch D. M. hfc
It road Street?-J. M. Rogers.