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ed hi 1110 and the True Southron In
lift. The Watchman and Southron
now has the combined circulation and
bmSuone* of both of the old papers,
bad la manifestly the best advertising
?sodium in Sumtsr.
Weekly Weather Forecast.
Weather forecast for the week be?
ginning Wednesday April 27. 1915. is?
sued by the r s. Weather Huroau,
Washington. D. C.
Por South Atlantic and East Oulf
State?: Generally fair weather, with
temperature* near the seasonal aver?
age, probable during the coming
CM Koosevelt. the self-righteous
chronic office seeker was forced to ad?
mit under cross-examination thut
when governor gf New York he rec?
ognised Beee Platt as supreme und
took orders from him In making all
appointments. It was also dragged
out of him that he made at least one
Important appointment to satisfy Dick
Croker. the Tammany Boss. And still
Cot Booesvelt had the brazen hardi?
hood to criticise and denounce Uoaa
Harnes who seems to have been a
gentleman and a scholar compared
with Boss Platt and Boss Croker. Col.
ggegee\ eit feii out a ith the eeejeetee1
booses and the corrupt machine only
when the system did not work to his
political advancement and his person?
al profit The Harnes trial la throw?
ing light on dark p'iccs and revealing
many hidden secrets
Humter county has a larger acreage
In wheat thin year, according to the
statistics compiled by the State De
gnrteser< p I rrfCultOfOt thnn any
other count> in thl* ?ec.ll or. of the
Statt*, and yd no privision has b^on ,
made to mill or market the wheat.;
Humter county wheat growers wiili
probably have to take their wheat to |
Manning, Florence or Columbia to,
have it converted into Hour for home
consumption, it is stated that the
towns meminned will have Hour mills
in operation in time to grind this sea?
son's crop, and if Sumter has no flour
null to grind our own wheat we shall
he forced to patronize the mills of our
neighbors even though it will entail
a heavy expense to do so. It would
pr<?i,ably be cheaper to build a mill
than to haul the wheat to another
county, but Sutnter county farmers do
not seem any more interested in the
flour mill than are the majority of
the business men of Sumter.
Sumter has acquired the Chautau
nua habit. For so long as the Hed
path business is able to furnish the
class of entertainment that we have
had this year and last, Sumter can be
counted on to remain on enthusiastic
and appreciative member of the cir?
cuit. Next year's Chautuuqua is as?
sured. This was settled last night,
the required guarantee having been
made up within a few minutes after
the call was made for pledges for
191(1 tickets, although the season
tickets for next year are to be sold at
$2.50 instead of $2 as heretofore.
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This boosting stuff about "Buy it
Now," is all very nice, but it would be
more to the point to pay now for what
was bought last year. This would put
a lot of money in circulation and at
the same time would be only common
honesty. It is sterling orinciple to be
Just before you are generous.
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Former Governor Shellenberger, of
Nebraska, in his Chuutauqua lecture
the other day, stated that his State,
with a population of only one million,
produces agricultural staples worth
$400,000,000 annually, and but for the
insurmountable handicap of a de?
ficient water supply would tremend?
ously increase this vast sum. South
Carolina ertth fWty'per cent greater
population, a fertile soil, abundant
rainfall and a climate far superior to
that of Nebraska, which favors the
growing of crops every month in the
year, should produce annually greater
weulth than Nebraska. The funda?
mental reason for not doing so is too
much cotton and too little live stock,
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Col. David D. Gaillard has a greater
and more lasting monument than the
pyramids of Egypt and his monument
!? not a USelOSl pfh .f ?ttene fegt mwt
important lln\ in the gianjtcil WOFh" ',
ft?r the benefit '?i mankind vet achicv- i
od I j man.
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The most significant conclusion to
bo deduced Horn the results up to
date of the great European war Im
that Germany made one fatal mistake
in her prepaartions for the conquest
of Europe?the Kaiser failed to study
and digest Admiral Mohan's book,
"The Influence Of Ben Power on
Empire." It is clearly evident that,
had Germany possessed at the out?
break of the war a navy proportion?
ately as strong as its army, the taslv
of conquering But ope would have
been quickly ami easily accomplished
and the Kaiser's ambition for the over
lordship of the world would have been
attained months ago. It was a mis?
take for the Kaiser to precipitate the
conflict when he did not have even a
fighting chance on the sea. Hut not?
withstanding this handicap Germany
is making a light that will be the
marvel of the ages for all time.
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The fight over the dispensary ap?
pointments in Aiken county is a most
futile proceeding, and will result in
no benefit, financial or otherwise, to
those who are tryin'g to hold or get
the jobs. The dispensary is on, its
last legs and the State-wide election
this fall will seal its fate. It would
be as well to close up the remain?
ing county dispensaries now as to
wait until fall to do it.
TO PREVENT LYNCHING,
Governor of Virginia Orders out
Troops to Protect Negro.
Richmond, April 27.?The governor
today ordered two companies of mili?
tia to protect Tom Coles, a negro,
threatened with lynching in Mecklen?
burg co.unty. The negro is accused of
attacking a white'girl.
SUMTER COTTON MARKET.
Corrected Daily by Ernest Field,
Good Middling 9 3-4.
Strict Middling 9 5-8.
Middling 9 1-2.
Strict Low Middling 9.
Low Middling 8 1-2.
Staple Cotton, Nominal.
New York Cotton Market.
Chicago Produce Market,
Chicago, Apti] *'J -May wheat,
M.M i-L'; corn, T7; oats, 15 \-2:
July pork lx.U', laid, nominal; ribs,
Rafting Creek Graded school, Graded
School Chapel, May 7, 8 I?. M.
and Du Hose.
Duet?Mrs. J. H. McLeod, Miss
Presentation of Diplomas?Dr.
Mr. Coolie Gillis, Miss Crawford
Jenkins, Miss Mary Harllee.
Hollywood Camp, W. O. W. having
been invited to attend tVe Bob Jones
Evangelistic meeting in the Taber?
nacle Thursday night, May 6th, all
members are requested to meet at
Woodmen Hall at 7.15 P. M. Thurs?
day, May 6th for the purpose of at?
tending the meeting in a body. Wood?
men are requested to assemble
promptly at the hour named.
H. L. Scarborough,
R. s. Hood, Consul Commander.
The regular spring examination for
teachers will take place in the County
Court House, Friday, May 7th, begin?
ning at 9 o'clock. The questions will
be taken from the text-books taught
in the public schools of the State.
J. H. HAYNSWORTH,
County Superintendent of Education.
The more we deny ourselves, the
more the gods supply our wants.?
FOR SAI)E?Three Duroc-Jersey boar
pigs, choice stock and entitled to
registration; $10 each at 10 weeks
old. N. G. Osteen, Jr., Sumter, S. C.
IHR r. IHGHSM1TH? Eyei (gl '
apeelall t, l* at Lot Watt Hampton
j Aee., r. Baker's oi<< Infirmary
[ every . onday. Eye examinations
I and glass luting a specialty.
GALVANIZED CORRUGATED AND V GRIMPED ROOFING
1,000 Squares in Stock
Write ut for prices.
COLUMBIA SUPPLY COMPANY, 823 WEST GERVAIS ST., COLUMBIA, S. C.
Glue Your Resolution!
When you open the glue pot and don't use it?it
gets dry and worthless?doesn't it ? When you make
a resolution and don't keep it, it does no good, does it?
You're going to open an account here. Yes, ever since
you've been reading what we have been saying to you,
you've been making that resolution. Glue that reso?
lution ! Do it now! Make it stick! It's easy to
start?and when you start it's done. Isn't that so ?
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Lumber, Lime, Cement,
BUILDING MATERIAL "GENERALLY
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Goo. EPierson'? Old Sta nd Opp. Court Houoo
A FREE TRIP TO THE GOLDEN WEST
And the Great Panama-Pacific International Exposition?California, With its Orange
Trees and Snow-Capped Mountains. Conditions Easy and Inexpensive.
READ SPECIAL OFFER BELOW MADE BY THE SUMTER COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO.: <
To every customer, directly or Indirectly, retailer or consumer, we offer a chance to get FREE a first-class, round trip ticket to visit the
Groat International Exposition at San. Francisco. Your choice of a variety of routes, going one way and returning another; a grand opportunity to visit
muiiy of the most interesting sights ami places in all the wot Id among which arc:
SNOW CAPPKR PIKE S PEAK, 'The top of the World," THE GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA, The Great Natural Wonder of the World,
that tremendous Chnsiii, In which some one has figured that all the titles in all the world could l>e burled and still leave much room. Indeed, it is
the most Impressive scenic s|>octaclo <>u earth.
YOSEM1TE VALLEY, CAL., with Its mammoth rock walls, rising perpendicular for thousands of feet, its wonderful and beautiful waterfalls,
one of which plunges downwurd 2,?00 feet; its giant Sequoia trees towering some 100 feet heavenward like great sentinel guards of the forest; It
has been estimated that one of these trees contain enough lumlicr if sawed up into one-half inch plank to build a wall six feet high, 100 miles long.
LOS ANGELES, the Angel City, and the Garden City off America.
SAN FRANCISCO, the Metropolis of the West, the Golden Gate ami the Golden Gate Park, with is great International Exposition.
YELIiOW STONE NATIONAL PARK, full off Nature's wonders, far ?urpaawng anything off Its kind on earth; many wonderful hot water
geysers, roaring mountain, falls of the Yellow Stone, grand scenery looking across the Rocky Ranges from the Great Continental Divide.
SAIvT LAKE CITY, with Its Groat Mormon Temple. Salt Lake, in which you cun't sink, if you tried.
There arc many other Interesting places along the way?Denver aiul Colorado Springs, Colorado; the Royal Gorge of the Rockies; River
Santa Catullna Island; Santa Barbara; Del Monte, California; Portland, Oregon; and the beautiful Columbia River, catching and packing of sal
Seattle, Washington; the wonderful Gauge- off the Rockies, ami the broad wheat fields of the Middle West.
This trip untold*, the doors to the World's Storehouse off Wonders. *
UA1A7 pea n Yriii riof fVia Twn F^nn ? Simply by guessing nearest to the actual number of people who will enter the gates of the San Francisco
n?W VMi 1 ?U V3tU ine l Tip r Tee . Exposition on July 4th, and turning into us with each guess six dozen used COCA-COLA. BOTTLE
CROWNS-OUR crowns that have been used on filled bottles and bearing our name and address "COCA-COLA BOTTLING COiMPANY, SUMTER, S. C." This also in?
cludes our "Royal Palm" Ginger Ale and Soda Water Crowns. Remember to save only OUR Coca-Cola and Soda Crowns that have our name and address; no others will be
accepted and counted in the guessing contest. Any others than these sent us will be thrown out and guesses covering same will not be counted.
WHEN MUST GUESSES AND CROWNS BE SENT TO THE SUMTER COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY ?
Between July 1st and the evening of July 3. No guesses will be received or counted which are sent in later than July 3. All Crowns Must be sent prepaid or without expense to us
Name anil address off sender must l?o plainly marked on the guesses and on package containing the crowns.
aii crowns sent us, after being counted, Mill be put In a pile und burned, as we use only sanitary, new crown*
The official gate returns at the Bxpoeldoa will Ix? need as the coroct number entering the grounds on duly Ith.
ah genjaaaji will is* counted und recorded by reUablo dlalntereeted parties und an absolutely fair and square, deal given.
< ommein o today and save till our crowns bearing our name and address. One raved each day until duly 3rd will entitle you to one guess:
two each day to two giicusee, and so on; and just as many times 72 as you save our crowns, so many guesses will yogi have.
To the one ginning ?SCOS)d to the nearest, We Will give one-half coat of a round trip ticket: and to the one guessing third to the nearest,
we will give one-fourth ?sist of round trip ticket.
Wo had a guesting contcM similar to this in 1901, awarding prizes to the ones guessing the nearest to the nun:!.cr of porePttM who entered
the guten off the st. LovjIm fopuattioM on My Ith. It was liitereaUng to note the wide range of guesses.
llere*m hoping; YOt"Mi win, and If YOf (|o and are not in position to take this wonderful trip, weil he sorry, as wo really want to send at
leant one rtpgiBtUiaUve there. Rut In that case, ?1*0*11 give you the value of the ticket in money.
For the purpose off this contest we shall use in bottling no other crown from Ulla dato and during the content except those bearing our
name miuI addSC**, No cluingc Otherwise in crown. Wo have heretofore Used some i Towns not having our Company's name.
SUMTER COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO.