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OSTEEN PUBLISHING CUMPaNY
81'MTKH, S. C.
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Oo>? Square Im Insertion 11.01
?very tut s< sjsjsjnt Insertion ...0
Contracts for du. ? month*,, <>r
langer will be h xde at reduced rate?.
All eommuid'-ttitom which su?>
nrft privat? interests will be charged
fee as advertisement*.
Obituaries and tributes of respect
still Im charged for.
The *umter Watchman was found?
ed in 1150 snd the True Southron In
lift The Watchman snd Southron
Bow hs* the combined circulation snd
Influence cf both of the old papers,
aad is manifestly tre best advertising
medium in Su inter.
CiOV. hl.F.ASF/i: MlssXt.H.
The annual message of Gm. lUcasc. '
Which was read In the Hou.se and
Senate when the General Assembly
convened Tuesday, was a document of
too great length for us to print in full,
and It was therefore. Impossible to j
give our readers more than a sjnop- j
els. It is. however, in spite of its
great length, a document every citizen
can read with Interest and profit. It
contains several rec??:.?.mendatl ?ns of
merit and importance wltlch, It em?
bodied in laws, would he of befJsfflt '
to the people of the whole State.
Among the recommendations th it
we endorso are the following:
An add tlonal one mill tax for the
support i f t h?- common school*. That
the common schools are woefully in?
adequate Is a fact too glaring to call
for argument, that the people who will
hs bcnetltted hv better schools are
able to pay the small additional tax
recommended by Oov. Ulea.se Is an?
other patent fact and for these rea
sans we indorse the recommendation*
The abolition of the hosiery mill in
4he penitentiary has been demanded
by the State Hoard of Health and It
Should be abolished at the earliest
date p. ssible.
The bad effet s of towns gi anting
exclusive franchise to corporations,
public service or otherwise, have been
demonstrated time and again and in .
many communities the people bearing
un*i" ' ? ? e 14:? n? !.'!;>?< .
?1?SS I IX\S to tg .
?orninc big dividends I < ? .
etock- the w?n?i rep ssetaini
?&o but th. caj . tnehlsa.
A tax on wat??r power is a just tax
svaJ the corporations and individuals
Who are reaping a profit trans the
utilisation of tnls natural resource,
which Is the herltige of all the people,
should pay Into the publi treasury a
reasonable and fair rental for the
#js* of p ibltc property.
The reduction of the legal rate of
Interest Ig ? per cent would he in line
with other States iml would not be
unjiut to capital.
The r? ? I i ? i mi i h ?t i I < ens
of $S be . ? " it ?| ,,f rvery person
carrying u pistol that a Hal of pistol I
llcencees be published at stated Inter?
vals, and that persons convicted of
carry In-; a concealed weapon, with?
out a lie* nse. be imprisoned at hard
labor fo twelve months, without al?
ternative of a fine, should he adopted
.and a law enacted along this line. The
law* now on the Statute books are a
fane and are neither respected nor
The enactm -nt of a 2 cent mileage
rate law, applying to all railroads, is
H ?|U?"**i *) that is s'lll open to debate
If such a law w. uht ii"t be unjust to
the railroads and. as they claim, con
flseutory. then It should he adopted
If the railroadn ear.not haul pa-s. ng
ers st two cents a mile, except at a
loss. t?'. n such a law should not be
Ti.e receanmsndallen thai Iha work
4tt \arloU Si Ite colleges be Systeni- '
Stu?- I mil th ? the h une work should
riot h? duplicated In two of more of
the institutions is a plain, common
sjgsjat staataaeai al faeti it the reo? 1
omm. nd ition ?-un be reduced to a
Working basis, much educational waste
wilt b? ellaalnatedi mono] saved and
tb- sda attonal system Improved.
'1 her. is much in the message that
<*? '. got endorse, bat ih? ? f< tares
ur? in 11it?v political and afe <? aar?
gsajrhed alts Beeeaelssu ihst I hey
w.neatly Ihrowa la for elf eel
and to maintain g Iahe lously earned
t. a ration for this soft of politics.
\\. pre) r eraselaa ahal seesas |.i
to finding fault with what we find oh
Jsctlaaable, iad we believe that Qoy
Means should be supported and an?
couraged in every effort he may inak
foi the I., aefli ol the eoeals of Iha
wh h Nats_
laid' Allen? th. II year?old -i im'h
i. Of Mr ii it.I Mrs R. I. Mb n. of
it. % id. n? e. du d Saturday, January
llih. after ? preiracted and painful
illness. The funeral MfVleei Wer?
held Sun lay and the Interment wa H
the Hilts ('hutch.
ILLKNtt LOME FINAL APPEAL.
Supreme Court TIsTPWl Out Their
claim of After MwwYOfod Ehrl?
?I? nor aiui su>tuin> sentence.
Richmond, Vn., Jan. i?r>?Pollow?
in* the refusal of the supreme court
Of appeals to reopen the case of
l'lo\?l Allen and his son. Claude Swan
son Allen, who are under sentence to
die Friday for their part in the Hil'? -
vllln court murdon March \4t
Oov, Mann tonight announced that
he would take no actb n in the mat
ter of granting a respite or reprieve
before tomorrow. The governor has
given .u> Indication what .er as to his
attitude toward the contemned men.
although it is probable that he will
be strongly urged to respite them for
The aupreme court. In an extended
opitdoti. announced that the verdict
of the lower court must stand, de?
claring that the socalled "after-dla
covered evidence" was not material.
Unless Qov. Mann Interferes, All? n
and nis son will die In the State peni?
tentiary early Friday morning.
Civil Service Examination.
A civil service examination for the
position of clerk-carrier was hold In
the court house Wednesday. There
won- nineteen applicants to take the
examination, fifteen males and four
Kral Kstute Transfi r?.
II. t. Bden* t. w T. Rowland, lot*
on Broad itreet, $ a, i 50
H. t. Edena to w. T. Rowland and
B, W. McCallum, two lota on Mar
ahall atreet $2,200.
W. T. [lowland to h. T. Edens,
1g3.12 acre tract on Dalzel 1 -Summer
ton road, $:?,<Mtn.
W. T. Rowland and E. W. McCal?
lum to H. T. Bdens, tract of 53 acres
on Dalaell-Summerton public road,
The two new policemen elected
Tuesday tight l>y Council were put on
duty Thursd ty morning and are now
regularly at work for the city.
I<X)R SALE?Im.m. \v.:t resistant cot?
ton se<1 fr<<m 1911 crop, price .* 1
per bushel, sound and pure. K, Ii.
Colcolugh, Oawego, B. C, R. P. I?.
STAPLE COTTON?Sun I lower
seed variety, only a few left. J.
M. Kroner, Oswego, s. <:., Route I.
A RE the days set aside for our ANNUAL WHITE SALE. To our
many friends in the city and surrounding county, thL is an event not
to be missed. We cordially invite you all to come as heretofore, for these
two days the profits shall be yours
Spring Styles in Dress Gin?
ghams at 81g.
These we have in all grades
Our No. 78 for this sale at
cross bared mi's
white KB* co It
wide and narrow
(.rades all <;0 in
han DK BBC 111EP lin -
hitch ers linens.
90 in. linen SHEET?
?0 in. in ion linens.
all for this sale.
Full Size Spreads
1.50 Fringed Spreads
2.25 Fringed Spreads
3.00 Fringed Spreads
Ali Calicos Will Go in
Through the co-operation of the
manufacturer*, we are enabled to of'
for our patrons one* of the moat en*
tinordinary Corset values we have
ever know n.
The beam fnl model, us you will no*
tlee in the illustration, is cut upon
lines to meet fashion's edict of
"length" and "slimiicss" and will lit
most any average figure.
The value is there, the style is
thore, the wear is there, and Comfort
too. Better make your selection early
as the lot will go quickly.
Beautiful Embroideries at
Extremely Low Prices.
The Beul Selection We Have shown
Cambrics, nainsooks and Swisses
a long range of price*, from
KUES OF L?GES
Our imported Vttls and linen lace
arc ju?<t In. Those uo In the -ale.
39c the Doz.
Mercerized Poplins in all shades includ?
ing Blacks and Whites at
Reps the regular 25c article, this sale at
IN BLUE, GREEN,
BROWN, PINK AND
FULL 3? IN.
and dots eor SHE
strides and ft
20 CENT QUALITY
Striped Percales are very popular
right now for Skirts and Shirtwaists.
Ours are the kind that stands
All grades measure 36 inches.
All Toilet Articles Will Go in
ALTHOUGH all Linen and Cotton Fabrics have advanced in the past 60
days, we shall include Table Damask, Napkins, Towels and Towel?
ing, Sheets and Sheeting, Bleached Muslin, Long Cloth, Nainsooks Etc.
O'Donnell ? Co. * Sumter.
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