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The Watchman and Souttro.
cow has the combined circulation ant
Influence of both of the old papers
and is manifestly the best advertism
Red Cross Work.
To The Ladies:
Mrs. W: D. Boykin phoned me Mon
day morning and requested that I
Cbhie around to the work room to see
how many ladies were helping her,
afiWt thet-e was one. She says this has
tteen the condition for seme time; in
fact even officers of the respective
days, do not attend. She said they
have not as yet made up as much as
ohe^-third of the October allotment
- I. fully realize for the past three or
four weeks that there has been a
great deal of influenza in Sumter,
many of the ladies have been sick, and
a great many others nursing the sick,
anil could not help with these surgi
cal'dressings, but I understand ths
influenza is about over, and those who
Were sick are about recovered, and
-those who are out ought to help with
If the ladies now slack up with this
work and do not continue the strug-i
.gie, they will place themselves in the
-saipe position as the Turks, Bulgar
ians and Austrians who have fallen.
. dota.?n their job. The army need's
more surgical dressings now than it
? has evfer heeded, because the fighting
has been exceedingly severe since
the l$th of July and on the Western
front it is still going on and thereJ
are a great many wounded soldiers)
Who need these dressings. Will the
ladies of Sumter fail at this critical
moment to do everything in their
power to furnish these surgical dress
ings as rapidly as possible, in order
that the lives of our wounded sol
diers may be saved?
I certainly hope and expect that :
Mrs. Boykin on Friday morning and
every morning thereafter, as long as
there is work to do, will find the
work room full of ladies who are wil
ling, and anxious to help,
r There will be a lecture to the la
dies who are interested in this work
at the. surgical dressings room Thurs
. Say afternoon at 3.30 o'clock, which
meeting will be addressed by Mr. Ba
ker along the line of the necessity of
L'. D. Jennings.
Bark Corner News.
Dark Corner, Nov. 5.?I will at
tempt to write another line for the
?^-^*atchman and Southron this morn
ing. There is not much news in this
neck^ of the woods. Only sickness.
The "nu has been with us for the last
three weeks and very- few houses have
escaped it. But there has been but
cale death anywhere near here. Mrs.
Jv^. Don? Geddings, formerly of this
place died near Pinewood last Sat
tfrjaa^y. She was a daughter of the
.l?fce Joe M. Ardis of this corner. She
is 'Survived by her husband, three
litilfe 'girls, a mother, three sisters
aneL two brothers to mourn her
Farmers have been retarded in
the gathering of their crops on ac
count of so much sickness.
? Mr. Blanding Ardis had to shut
down his ginnery and grist mill on
accdunt of the flu as he and all of his
family and his ginners were down at
pne time with it. All of Joe John
stons family, consisting of ten, have
been laid up with the flu. Some of
them the second time, but all seem
to be a little better at this writing.
Old Hard Times has had it and is
yet suffering with it.
? Mr. Jack N. Ardis, who moved from
here to Lena, Hampton County, last
winter, has moved back, and expects
to live at Elmhill, the old home of
The Sunday school and prayer
meeting at Eiwell's Caapel has be<m
shut down for the last four weeks.
Hope it will be so it can open up next
? I saw that I aud J. E. Johnston
were to manage the federal election
at Bloomhill today, but neither of us
was able to attend. I hated it that
I was not able as I have managed sc
long. But I guess I will never man
age-any more elections at Bloomhill.
as i will move into Privateer after
this year is out I expect, and will
leave the Dark Corner forever.
The books of registration are in bac
shape and something should be done
to correct the glaring errors that were
brought to light when citizens pre
sented themselves at the polls today
to cast their ballots. As a result o:
these errors a number of citizens were
deprived of the privilege of voting.
For instance the following citizen?
duly registered in Ward 2 were not
allowed to vote during the few min
utes the writer was at the polls: J.
C. Cooper?his name was entered on
the book as C. C. Cooper; W. R. Par
ker, entered as M. R. Parker; J. K.
White, name not on the book. The
managers stated that they had to re
fuse to let Capt. A. C. Phelps vote be
cause his name was entered as A. C
Phillips. All of these men produced
registration certificates bearing serial
numbers and signed by all of the su
pervisors of registration, but the
names entered on the book with the
corresponding numbers did not cor
respond with the names and initials
on the certificates. How many more
errors of a similar nature a thorough
checking of the books would show, it
is impossible to estimate. The grand
jury or somebody?if there is any cne
with the authority?should investigate
the books of registration and see th:><
they are purged of these unexcusabU
Y. M. C. A. SECRETARY .
Mr. J. Young Todd CHas Taker
Cliarge of Sumter Young Men';
The announcement was made sev
eral weeks ago that Mr. J. Younj
I Tcdd had been elected Secretary o;
j the Sumter Y. M. C A., and woulc
enter upon the discharge of his du
ties in the near future. Circum
stances prevented Mr. Young coming
to Sumter as soon as then anticipat
ed, but he arrived several days age;
and is now in charge and energeti
cally at work trying to get things in
shape and to lay the foundation fo
the winter's programme. Mr. Tode
said today that it was too soon t<
make any announcements as to hi j
plans, for he had not had time to be j
come familiar with the local situatio:
and to arrive at an inteligent under
standing of the paramount needs, o
the work in Sumter. He is, however
,_<?rgetically at work and expects, tr
have a definite programme arrang
ed in the near future.
Mr. Todd brings to the work ir
Sumter the experience gained by sev
en years active connection with T
M. C. A. work in Chicago a"hd De
oMines, going into the War Work o
the Association from the latter place
Since last January he has been sta
tioned at Camp Jackson, except for r
part of the time he was detailed fo:
Y. M. C. A. recruiting work for the
overseas sendee. Mr. Todd is a na
tive of Abbeville county and attend
ed Erskin College and Clemson, and
subsequently having decided to go int'
the Y. M. C. A. work attended the Y
M. C. A. college at Chicago. For
several years he was connected witl
the association work in Chicago and
then went to Des Moines, Iowa.
Mr. Todd is married and his wife
and two children will come to Sum
ter in the near future.
NUT SHELLS NEEDED.
A Call to Members of Boys' Corn and
Dear Club Member:
You are already rendering a
splendid service to your country ir.
the production of corn, wheat and
other crops; also pigs and calves,
ivhich is so necessary to the material
prosperity of our country, and to the
(Vinning of the war. Now comes an
other appeal for service.
The Gas Defense Division of the
United States army is very anxious in
deed "to obtain all shells of black wal
nuts, butter nuts, hickory nuts and
seeds of such stone fruits as peaches,
cherries, prunes, etc., for the purpose
5f making charcoal to be used in gas
masks for our soldiers.
You can add another important ser
vice to our country by collecting
such stones and seeds as are wanted
by the gas defense division of the
United States army, and turn them
Dver to your local branch of the Red
Cross for shipment. In performing
this duty you will be engaged in no
small matter, as you may be saving
the lives of many of our gallant sol
diers (perhaps your own brother or
some otjier near relative) in protect
ing them from the deadly fumes of j
the enemy's gas shells.
I am confident that you will re
spond to this call as heartily as you
have to *hose in the past, remember
ing that you are performing a most
Yours for the success of our army,
L. L. BAKER,
Supervising Agent of Boys' Clubj
Bishopville, Nov. 5.
American Casualty List.
Washington, Nov. 5.?The follow
ing casualties are reported by the
commanding general of the American
KiHed in action. 124
Died of wounds. 75
Died from accident and other
Died of disease. 108
Wounded severely. .. 210
Wounded, degree undetermined 257
Wounded slightly. . .'.. 484 |
Missing in action. .. 44 i
The following casualties are report
ed from South Carolina: Died of dis
ease. Luther Butler, Manning; Johnnie
Waiters, Davis Station; Henry T.
Brown, Camden: Leo K. Farrow.
Fountain Inn; Wm. McNeal, Kershaw: j
John Montgomery, Greeleyville. j
Wounded severely: Augustus Hen-;
derson, Abbeville: Craig W. Rocko-j
holt, Charleston: Arthur Teager. j
Laurens. Wounded, degree undeter- j
mined, Ben Oliver, Eupawville. Died j
of wounds, Vernon Grant, Midway. ]
Washington. Nov. 7.?The follow
ing casualties are reported by the
commanding general of the Ameri
can Expeditionary Forces:
Killed in action. 250
Died of wounds. 160
Died from accident and other
causes . S
Died from airplane accident. ... 1
Died of disease. 241
(Wounded severely. IIS
[Wounded, degree undetermined 111
j Wounded slightly. Vib
I Missing in action .. 123
I Prisoners. 3
j Total. 1183
; Thefcasualties reported from South
Carolina are as follows:
Killed in action: John H. Griffin,
j White Stone; James D. Evans. Bish
! opville; Died of disease, Albert Thom
Ias, Trenton; Orvil S. Williams. Rteed
J man: Dennie Wise, Monetta; Harry
j Sparks. Parksville; Ward R.
j Knight. Lancaster; Abraham Felder,
Rembery; Archie L Joiner, Pelion:
! Wri. McClary, Kingstree; Sterling
(Moore. Greenville; Sam Reese, Corn
: well. Missing in action.. Louis Bol r?,
; Charleston; Present for duty, pre
| viously reported missing. Claude S.
? Bagwell, Belton.
Mr. D. M. Bidding has received
j news of the death on October 1 7 o:
I his nephew. .Tamos Douglas Blanding.
'second son of Judge J. M. Blanding. oi
j Corsicana, Texas, and of his brother
! in-law. Rev. T. Luther Harmon, o:
j Vaiden, Miss., on November 2. Both
i died from the effects of influenza.
THE PAY OF TEACHEKS.
State Board of Education Says They
Should* be Paid for Time Schools
Please publish the following com
munication from the State Board oi
Education. The Sumter Count}
Board of Education endorses it. I:
should be of interest to all concern
J. H. Haynsworth,
Co. 'Supt. of Education
The State Board of' Education ha:
pist issued the following address:
To the Trustees, Patrons, and Pupil;
of the Public Schools of South
Any teacher who had begun
actual work and whose class room v/as
closed by the influenza quarantine c.
the State Board of Health is entitle*,
to full pay for the period of his or he:
"II. Any teacher under contract
to open school, but who was pre
vented from doing so by the quar
antine of the State Board of Health
is entitled to equitable pay for the pe
riod of his or her enforced inactiv
"'HI. Any school or school district
participating in State funds will no:
forfeit its right to State nd if the
trustees pay salaries in full for th<
time covered by the influenza quaran
"The above items are earnestly
commended to the careful considera
tion of the trustees throughout tlu
"To the teachers, the members o.
the State Board of Education desire
to say that they have great confidence
in the professional devotion and con
scientiousness of the teachers of tht
State and they believe that the
teachers will gladly give of their thai
and efforts to enable the pupils it
have as good an opportunity thi:
year as they have ever had to ge;
what is their due. To this end thi
Beard believes that the teachers wir.
gie..dly eliminate holidays, curtail ihi
Christmas vacation, and prolong :o a
greater or less degree the session ncx>
"The Board urgently calls upon the
parents and pupils cheerfully to co
op^rtae in every way, to make an in
tensive drive, to reduce to a minimun*
the number of diversions and distrac
tions, and, by steaming up in all edu
cational endeavors, thus to make ur
in great measure most of the valuable
time that has been lost.
"To the colleges the State Boarc
of Education w" hes to express it.
realization of t.ie inadvisability o.
lowering any of the standards o.
admission. They are already too low
But certainly in making their ratingi
for this year it will not be just to giv?
undue emphasis to the time element.
For this year the colleges will have te
judge more largely than here fore by
results; and the schools, by inten
siveness and enthusiasm, will have tc
compensate ?s much as possible foi
the time that was lost in conforming
to the requirements of a quarantine
that was in harmony with the de- j
mands of wisdom and necessity."
War Savings Stamps on Sale on the
The sale of war savings stamps or
the streets was interrupted by the
epidemic of influenza, and for sever
al weeks there was no street sale
until last Tuesday. Mrs. Flaum
opened up her table again then, and
made good sales. The chairman of
war savings says that he hopes and
expects that all the tables will be go
ing again on Saturday, and from
then on regularly.
The year has but eight more weeks
to run, and Sumter county is $200.
000 behind in purchases the amount
pledged, and that was not half of
what was asked for. There will have
to be some very heavy buying for the
remainder of the month for the peo
ple to show that they are living up
to their promises.
Marshall Foch Fund.
Previously acknowledged -$100.00
A. A. Strauss. 1-00
Mrs. A. A. Strauss. 1.00
W. B. Upshur.1.00
Dr. C -T. Lemmon. 1.00
S. H. Edmunds. . ? ? 1.00
Miss Sophia Brunson . 1.00
Et. W. Westberry. 1.00
H. L?. Witherspoon. 1.00
Mrs. H. L. Witherspoon .. 1.00
Mrs. M- B. Teicher. l.OjO
Miss Ammie Teicher. 1.00
Miss Marie Teicher .. ?. 1.00
MI^s Tsadore Teicher. 1.00
Miss Franceska Teicher .. .. l.fD
We Grind Lenses, examine the
eyes scientifically and fit eye
glasses perfectly. Let us work
We have all prescriptions
on file. Broken lenses replac
ed promptly. Graduate Opto
metrist and Optician in charge.
. A. Thompson, 1
* .PEWELE OPTOMETRIST.
WAR WORK CAMPAIGN.
Chamber of Commerce Organization
Working at High J'ressure to Get
The Sumter Chamber of Commerce
resembled the advertising car of
Ringling Brothers' Circus during- the
past week with thousands of large
and medium sized, but beautiful and
c?-tistic lithographs, hundreds of
bundles of different kinds of litera
ture, pledge cards, folders, and other
j advertising matter for the big first
United War Work Campaign which
begins next Sunday afternoon at 3
.o'clock at the Academy of Ivlusic in
this city, and throughout Sumter
county. Chairman of the county
Campaign W. B. Upshur was on hand
with the smile thta won't come off,
and getting a lot of motion out of the
j A force of the boy scouts and bc
j sides a number of gentlemen and j
' local and visiting Y. M. C. A. secre-1
! taries were busily engaged assorting j
the mass of advertising matter, while
Chamber of Commerce stenographers!
and the secretary were writing or1
mimeographing, folding, and address-1
ing thousands of letters to be mailed
out to white and colored citizens over
this county, making, hundreds of cop
ies 01 committee lists and instruc
tions, and doing other necessary pre
liminary work to get the machinery
in good running order for a success
ful campaign. Many meetings were
held in the rooms of the commercia.
organizations, two meetings going on
at one time one day. and white meet
ings and colored meetings conferring
with general chairman, city chair
man, township and school district;
chairman and with hundreds of sub- j
committees of both races over the en- |
It looks like next week's cam
paign is going to be the most spec
tacular yet democratic campaign
pulled off since the United States
started in to turn the trick of mak
ing the kaiser quit his job and mak
ing the Huns surrender according to;
President Wilson's ideas of admitting j
that they are licked to a frazzle.
Messrs. A. C. Phelps and E. 1.1
Reardon, the chairmen in charge of j
the colored section of the United j
War Work campaign for Sumter!
county, have put in a very busy week]
organizing the colored people of the
county. Several meetings of town
ship chairmen have been held, thou
sands of circulars, lithographs, and
hundreds of letters and many bundles
of United War Work Campaign liter
ature have been mailed out.
It is hoped that numbers of meet
ings at colored churches will be held j
next Sunday and during next week.
Rev. A. J. Andrews. R. W. Westberry,
Dr. J. J. Stark, Rev. I. D. Davis, Dr.
L. Bragg Anthony, of Sumter have
manifested great interest in the per- j
fection of the county organiaztion
nd are working hard to have the en
tire county thoroughly organized by
ext Sunday. '
The following township commit
tees have been so far named ann
1 notified, and the chairmen and vice
chairmen have ' bieen" requested ? to
II meet with Chairmen ? Phelps and
Reardon at 3.30 o'clock Friday after
noon, November 8th for final instruc
p tions and to recedve pledge cards:
H City of Sumter.
c Ward No. 1?J. W. Nelson, Chair
9 man; Mrs. Sallie Bacoat, Vice Chair
fiman; Sam Franklin, Rev. D. W.
I Ward No. 2?(Rev. D. P. Pender-1
[?grass, Chairman.; Caesar Bennett.!
? Vice Chairman; Mrs. Juiia Byrd, J.!
j}A. Valenine, Nelson Shaw.
[I Ward 3?S. J. McDonald, Chair
| man; E. K. .Tortes, Vice Chairman:
j A. ft. Donnally, J. C. Prioleau, C. 'A.
j Lawson, R. W. Westberry, Mrs. C. A.
j Lawson. Mrs. Pearl Spears, Miss M.
j E. Glover, Rev. J. W. Murph, M. J.
j Frederick, Mrs. Alma Boykin.
Ward 4?Rev. J. W. Moultrie.
Chairman; Rev. I. D. Davis, Vice
Chairman; W. B. Durant, Rev. E. W.
Dix, Rev. J. P. Foster, Rev. J. Mc
Kensie Harrison, Miss Helen Usher,
Miss Mattie Walters, E. A. Walters.
j Miss Nannie Davis, Mrs. Edna Davis.
[Miss Louise Lowery, Mrs. Annie San-j
1 dors. Mrs. N. V. Glover, Mrs. A. J. j
Mayesville Township?Rev. A. R. I
Howard, Chairman; Rev. M. J. Sum
ter, A. B. Stuckey, Miss Emma Wil- j
son. Rev. J. P. Crawford, C. W.!
Price, Rev. S- M. Sampson, E. G. j
Green, Mrs. H. L. Johnson. Miss!
?Sallie Lowry, Mayesville; Sander?;!
I Cain. Shiloh.
I Rafting Creek Township?T. B.
tWright, Chairman, Hagood; R. W.
I Watts. Vice Chairman, Horatio; Ed
gar Dinkins. Hagood: E. M. Skinner.
Rimbert: Mrs. Victoria Rabb, Rem- j
bert; Mrs. Lottie Atkinson, Horatio;
Mrs. Florence Dicks. Horatio, Nelson
I Boykin, E. W. Wilson, Mrs. Belle
Manchester Township?J. R. Mitch
ell, Chairman, Wedgefield; Rev. G. B. i
Clark, vice chairman, Wedgefield;;
Mrs. Susan Richardson, Wedgefield;!
Mrs. Martha Allen. Wedgef:eld; Mrs.
Brooks Rogin, Wedgefield.
Middleton Township?R. H. Rich
ardson, Wedgefield; Rev. D. J. Na
thaniel, Sumter, R. 2; Rev. A. W.
Erierson, Wedgefield; E. D.. DeLong, j
Wedgefield; G. Lee Winn. Wedgefield;!
S. M. Green, Wedgefield.
Shiloh Township?Rev. G. B. Till-j
man, Shiloh, Chairman; B. J. Miller,]
Vice Chairman; Rev. J. McHarris,;
Shiloh; Wess Lemmon, Olanta; Bent
ley Woods, Lynchburg; Farmer
Green, Lynchburg; Mrs. Chanty
Keels, Shilh; Mrs. G. B. Tillman, Shi
Concord Township?E. W. Gregg,
Chairman, Sumter, R. 1; J. A. Frier
son, Vice Chairman, Sumter, R. 1;
Robert Grantham, Sumter. R. 1;
John Smith, Sumter, R. 1; Rev. G. J.
Hamilton, Sumter, R. 1; Dr. I. W.
Williams, Sumter, R. i; Mrs. Jane j
Williams, Sumter, R. 1; Miss C. E. ;
Manony. Sumter, R. 1; Rev. J. A. [j
Manony, Sumter, R. 1. P
Providence Township?F. M. Mar- i
tin, Chairman, Dalzeil; Seymour J
Howard, Vice Chairman. Daize?: f
Rev. M. J. Jackson, . Dalzell; Miss
Mary E. Hill, Dalzellr-Richard Reach,
Dalzell; John Washington, Dalzell;
Rev. Theodore Diggs, Dalzell.
I Privateer Township?Rev. C. F.
1 Brogdon, Sumter. R. 2. This com
! mittee will be completed later. . A.
! B. Brunson, Malichia Singleton.
j Stateburg Township?Rev. R. B.
?Curry, Chairman; Rev. C. E. Hunter,
j Vice Chmn.; Mrs. Hattie D. Taylor,
Rev. G. W. Spivey, Rev. O. A. Parker,
Ransom Wright, Mrs. Emma Green.
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CRED
Estate of Miss Musidora I. Cblclougli,
All persons having demands of any
sort against said estate will present
jthem duly attested, and all in any
way indebted to said estate will please
Mrs. Gertrude E. Richardson,
Oswego P. O., S. C.? R. F. D. 1, Box
Sumter, S. C, Oct. 22, 1918.
it All Depends.
"How late shall you remain at your
summer cottage this year?"
"Ask the cook."?Boston Transcript.
THAN A CURE FOR
Notice to The Public:
An ounce of prevention, is worth
a pound of cure. Save yourself
and your family from the rav
ages of this dread disease.
Get plenty of fresh air and ex
Keep the bowels moving natur
Thousands are protecting them
selves against Spanish In
fluenza and keeping them
selves well and happy,
they say, with
Nature's Great Preventative
Get some right away?always have
it in the house.
Siold by Good Druggists Every
SIBERT'S DRUG STORE.
i and other nobby