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The -umter Watchman wan found?
ed is last am) the Trus Southron In
IMS the Watchman and Southron
????*? h th* c ?n blned circulation and
?nauen<*?* cf both Of ti.i i pupsr*
and Is 'nanlfestly the b?jit advertising
sssdtum in gumter.
Oov. Sulser of New ^'ork is a real
Democrat In theory and p-aetlec and
steadily risen In spite of the
wh -sr collar he has 'icvcr worn.
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The anti-pistol totins league of
Georgle Is making a greit ado over
a proposed law fotbiddlnr the man?
ufacture, sole or carrying o< any pis?
tol less than sixteen Inches In length.
Ths advocates of this* law claim 'li.it
It will solve the pistol problem, pre?
vent ths carrying of concealed weap?
ons and put sr. end to the er i of blood?
shed In which we are living. They
Sure entirely too enthusiastic and opti?
mistic, for the exp. n.-n- | of Bhwth
Carolina with an almost lden'
demonstrates thst the law is a failure.
Pistol toting Is as prevalent as* ever
and murder Just as frequent a* before
the law was enscted. There Is a law
forbidding the sale of pistols, but it
?? almost as easy to buy a pistol in
t'outn Carolina as s drink of blind
tiger whiskey, and the only result of
the enactment of lans agalnat carry?
ing onnoaalsd weapons has been to
place law-abiding men at the mercy
of the criminal classes. We do n M
J*ss?i .pore law. but a healthy and
courageous ?entirnent that will en?
force the laws now on the statute
Unless the proposed Kenyon-Shep
pard law, now before Congress for
consideration. prohibits the shtp
Into prohibition terri
tory for an rpoos whataover. Con?
di kill It and be don
I ti. If t right la to be reserved
Ig ?.w?.ai? to Import liquor for
"oersonK. use." the Kenyan law will
not be a prohibition Isw and bi nd
ill continue to flourish a*
?r. d now If In, the eyea of the
jor U an article of commerce
and !? manufacture and sale can
n ? forbidden on the ground that
It Is an evil that should be abso?
lutely suppressed, then It Is a waste of
time to talk of prohibition and sen?
sible men should concern thems*dve*
with devising measures to regu'.a'e
and control the traffic.
.New* from the l'<>iiliisulu.
Christmas has passed off very
ejuletly with us. no rows, no drunken?
ness, t ul pb i?l> of tfood cheer. Have
at' nde I two dining* with imitations
to otheis. TnOOi are gre u occasions
when the nclghi>oi? gut her around a
great roaring tire, engsge in common
place, crack Jokes and, and Court.
The peninsula Is t moots t u line
girls but the trouble is we don't keep
many of them. ? nly one to /ate. Vis
Th< ? i- some he ivy hearts around
her?? with more |g follow shortly.
Don't you like to see cooing doves?
Let them coo, and let them woo and
wed, only don't bee too long.
Ic strot icis of Wmns
horo and Archie Shaw of oswego arc
visiting in our community
The New Ytnr Is upon US with a
lot of fxo lb ut reso'utlon.H. I know
a fellow who keens bin and Usnt has
resolved to get up at peep o'day.
br?akfa>t > cindlcltght, and
st'.r h.?? stumps In 1911. and I mean
tos?-*- bow he keeps It llow does tili.-,
atr.ke ou 1 am resolved to be
kind t.rybodv. especially the
p*>o.. to ?? seoaUMserute and ttmusjtit?
fill Of 111). In let the hollle folk-* See |
am a gentleman to the manner born;
to k?*? p i ?n mouth, to inul ite no
hurtful rum- rs. |g discourage such, to
t void bad romp uiions, to be i unotunl
in ?Ii ? tik ??<? No' ,M snnont Inn
much, to be ?ei .nt gfttg inv condi
I ha\. i.d nothing about honesty,
that sat im u much ihn K hi
w*nd? r bunted Ml man IS
mid-day with a torch light.
gttssul ?II out fanners are next
\, u no i . ? belt ? i.i. i not ihont ? hal
tin v hav? AOS IhlU, but ffhul the*
great thing In Ufa, |fo ohangi In
si nine , nfohald) lens lertllhwM
Mr 0 sg ntlei m quits h
MM * mm 1 ? eotroi y ?re Ihoui
to be poor hi : d
nv ,?.,,, I tt, i"? It, Ittl
m\i;ki\m LICENSE RECORD.
Muin License* Have llcen Issued in
Past Few I?ays.
The past week was a record-break -
er in the number of marriage 11
eenses issued, something over a dozen
heing issued in the past three dayfl.
< ?nly one license was Issued to a
white couple. This was secured by
John Uean Wellingham and Miss
LUa Ora Powell of Dalzell.
; License! were issued to negroes as
follows: Charles a. Heywarda Sumter,
and Julia Ahlen. Wedgefleld; Jake i
Oalllardi Barnwelli an?l Irene Grant, i
Dalsell; Robert Benjamin and Lizzie !
Johnson, Mayesvllle; Hen Anderson ?
and Rebecca Rowe, Bumter; Benja- i
min Rlchlanffe, Horatio, and Ellen
Harris, Rombert; John Colclough, and
Blaster Jackson, Wedgefleld; John
Dlckson, Marion, and Elizabeth'
Johnson, Btateburg; William Bland- i
Ing. Hnrvin. and Julia Pitts. Sumter;
j Willie Wright and Kpsie Johnson, 1
Stateburg; David IfcDufAe, Mechan
Ictvllle, and Rebecca Windharn, Os
Wego; Allen White and Armita Gard?
ner, Sumter; Hampton LeQrand and
Luella Johnson, Mayesville.
Mr. Wellingham and Miss Llla
Powell were the fust parties to secure
a license in the new year, 1913. Five
lic enses were Issued on January 1,
During the rear ending December
i SI, 1912, there have been latud 43:;
marriage licenses. Of this number 99 1
were secured by white couples and
the other 334 by negro couples.
The annual meeting ol the stock?
holders of the Union Brokerage Com*
pany, of Sumter, s. C, will be held at
the Court House on Friday, January
1913 at 12 If,
I*. 1. Parrotti President
Bunter, 8. C, Jan. 2, 1913.
J< s. IC. Chandler, the south Main
Btreet clothier announce! his annual
mid-winter clearance sale of cloth?
ing, furnishings, etc. This is a regu?
lar event and those who want bar?
gains known they can find them when
Jos. If. Chandler begins his < b an-up
sale after the holidays.?Advt.
Meet Mo at McColIura Bros.
Clearance sale, where they sell boys'
undershirt! and drawers at Itc each.
B< ym* union suits at 40c each.?Advt.
COMMENCING JANUARY 1st, 1913.
It's our CLEARANCE SALE time, and when we clean up on a SEASON'S
STOCK we do it thoroughly.
Suits, Overcoats. Hats and Furnishing Goods for Men. Boy's and Children
will be sold at sacrifice prices.
Suits and Overcoats.
$30 Suits and Overcoats
now only $20.
$22.50 Suits and Over?
coats now only $ 15.
$15 Suits and Overcoats
now only $ 10
$27.50 Suits and Over?
coats now only $18.50
$20 Suits and Overcoats
now only $13.50
$10 Suits and Overcoats
now only $6.75
$25 Suits and Overcoats
now onlv $ 16.75
$18 Suits and Overcoats
now only $12
$7.50 Suits and Over?
coats now only $5
$8.50 Trousers, now
$0 Trousers, now
$4 Trousers, now
$7.50 Trousers, now
$5 Trousers, now
$6.50 Trousers now
$3 Trousers, now
$4.50 Trousers, now
12 Trousers, now
Boys' Knickerbocker Pants.
$2.50 Pants, now
$1.25 Pants, now
$2 Pants, now
$ t .35
$1 Pants, now
$1.50 Pants, now
75c Pants, now
Everything Strictly Cash
The D. .1
14 North Main Street
S\iinter, S. C.