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wednesday, apbil13,'92.
The Sumter Watchman was founded
in 1850 and the TVue Southron in i866.
The JFate?Trtan and Southron now has
the combined circulation and influence
of both of the old papers, and is mani
festly the best advertising medium in
8? e? ter.
R K. Carnes is the agent of this
paper for Bishcpvilte and vicinity, and
as such is authorised to receive sub
scriptions and receipt for same.
There was given in the Freeman of
this week a reply by Capt. d E. Keels
to our editorial referring to the Revi
sion Commi'tee ; this and onr reply,
also published io the Freeman, we 10
, tended re-pubbshiog today. a o un
foreseen circumstance prevents. It will
be given next week.
The aoti-Tillman Democrats of Sum
ter County have made decided gains and
will come into tie convention with more
delegates than it was thongbt they
would have. When the primary comes
on the. deciding test will be made, i
Until then it will not be safe for either
side to crow.
The tnti-THlman Democrats have
made gains all over the State, and there
is indisputable evidence of a great
change of sentiment. The conservative
-democrats hive more flattering pros
pacta of success at present than at any
time:within the past two years.
The Biehopville Eagle will be reviv
ed at once. A new stock company has
been formed which will pay up all in
debtedness and famish the necessary
foods to carry on the paper. Mr.
McDowell, lately of the Camden Ckron
refe will have charge of the editorial
management of the Eagle.
Pard ridge, the Chicago wheat specu
lator, has been selling wheat vigorously
for sometime, and continued to do so
until he Was short more than 10 000,
000 bushels On Monday he succeeded
in causing a break in the market and
forced wheat down 5 cents per bushel
and netted a clear profit of more than
$500, 000 that day.
the new city council.
The municipal election is over and
(h result announced. While there are
many citizens disappointed, there are
few that are really dissatisfied. The
men elected will, it is confidently be
iieved, administer the affairs in a man
ner satisfactory to the majority of the
citizens of Sumter, and in a manner
conducive of the material interests of
the city at large.
The members of the new council have
a large and momentous duty confided
to their care. It is a duty that will re
quire a large portion of their time and
all of the ability which they possess,
and to perform this doty fully will
necessitate a great many personal sacri
fices. We bave no doubt but that
these sacrifices will be cheerfully made.
When a man becomes a member of the
city council it must, and should be,
from a sense of duty and a desire to
promote the prosperity of the city, for
.the office is a profitless, and usually a
^thankless one.
We congratulate the successful candi
?datee apeo the honor conferred on them;
and we congratulate the defeated candi
dates upon their escape from a duty
that is difficult of performance and
thankless when performed.
the bbgistbaSonTlaw.
Mr. E. I. Beardon applied to Super
visor of Registration, Shedd, on the 4th
instant for registration, and as, accord
ing to the provinone of the law, he
should have registered several years
ago, he was refused. lie retained the
seiwtcee of &. O. Purdy, Esq., aud the
matter will be brought before the Cir
cuit Court as a test case of the legality
of the law. The effect of the law has
been to practically disfranchise quite a
large number Of citizens, and the at
tempt will be made to abrogate the
It most be acknowledged that this
move is seaaewhat -of a surprise to us,
Cor it feas (oog been tacitly admitted
rfeet the law was framed and enacted
for the espec?*l purpose of doing that
which is now -objected to?the practical
disfranchiseatetst of large umbers cf
(?tizeos. There is nothing iu the law
that disfranchises a man if he is careful
to avail himself of his rights under the
law, and if a man is disfranchised
by the workiog of the law he has him
self to blame and not the law.
The Registration Law aud the Eight
Box Law were enacted for one and the
same purpose, the practical disfranchise
tnent of the large and ignorant class
among u?, and not by force as had been
fbe custom prior to the passage of these
laws. The jaws are good laws io our
pinion, inasmuch as the purpose for!
which the laws were enacted is achieved
The laws have bee* enforced heretofore
in this county, at letet, is the scanner !
which Mr. Reardon, throug-h the eocrts, ]
will now attempt to prove illegal. j
We would regard it as a misfortune, J
just at present, to have the Registration j
Law repealed, aud while the courts may
declare the law of no force, we trust !
not, for it is as much needed now, as
ever in the past.
Taxable Polls.
The tiOgtolaUtre at its recent session
pas.-ed the fallowiag Acte
Sectio? 1. That the Trastees ef t-he !
several echool districts in the county
shell report to the'County Auditor the
names of ell taxable polls in tbeir rc
.? pec?iTC districts, and said Auditor shall
enter the same opon the tax duplicate
to be furnished the County Treasurer ;
that said names so furnished shall be
published annually in a newspaper pub
lished at the county seat once a week
for three consecutive weeks, and where
there is no paper published at the county
seat, then in some other paper having
general circulation in the county.
Sec. 2. That each county Treasu
rer, when he has fioished the collection
of taxes for his county, shall report to
the Chairman of each Board of Public
School Trustees the number of polls in
the respective school districts who have
paid said poll tax, and shall also report
the same to the County School Commie-'
Sec. 3. That any Auditor failing.to
comply with this Act shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon
conviction before a Court of competent
jurisdiction, shall be fined in the sum
of not more than one hundred dollars or
be imprisoned fora term not to exceed
thirty days.
Sec. 4. That all Acts or parts of
Acts inconsistent with the provisions of
this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved Deoember 22d, A. D.
The Attorney General has expressed
his officia! opinion that the whole poll
list of the County for the years 1890-91,
and 1891 92 should be published ; that
the work should be done by the School
Commissioner, and paid for out of the
County school fund. There does not
seem to be aoy ambiguity in the matter,
and it is one of importance to the
schools ofthe County, as the publication,
and consequent increase of the poll list
will add materially to the fund avail
able for public school purposes.
Interesting to Students.
Thirteen Vacant Scholarships in the Peabody
Normal College at Nashville.
The State House presented its usual
quist today, but the Superintendent of
Education had a bit of information that
will prove of interest to at least thir
teen individuals and their friends.
The following letter has just been re
ceived by him :
Peabody Normal College,
Nashville, Tenn , April 4, 1892. j
Hon. W. D. Mayfield,Columbia,S.C. |
Dear Sir : At the close of this col
lege year there wi!l be thirteen vacant
scholarships for South Carolina, and in
accordance with the regulations of the
Peabody Board of Trust, I recommend
the appointment of the following stu
dents who are aow in college at their
own expense :
Mabel Killough, Florence.
Maggie C. LaCoste, Mayesville.
Mary D. Sullivan, Due West.
Carrie Sullivan, Due West.
Marguerite M. Todd, Due West.
Nannie W. Todd, Due West.
These students will think it a great
favor if you will send them an early
notice of their appointment, as this
will eoable them to settle their arrange
ments for next year. The remainiug
vacancies will be filled in the usual
way. Yours respectfully,
Wxlliaii H. Payne,
Superintendent M ay field said that he
would appoint tie six young ladies
named at once under section 8, clause
?, of the Peabody Board of Trust
The other seven would have to be
chosen by competitive examination,
which would be appointed later.?Co
lumbia Record, 8th.
Decision in the Raili oad Tux Case
The United States of America, District
of South Carolina?In the Circuit
Court?The Richmond and Danville
Railroad Company vs. J. R. Blake
W. D. Mann et al.
This case comes on to be heard upon
the bill and exhibits, and five special
grounds of demurrer thereto, hearing
the same and arguments of counsel
thereon, and upon due consideration
it is ordered, adjudged aH decreed,
That the demurrers severally be over
ruled, and that the defendants have
leave, if they be so advised, to answer
over. That a temporary injunction
issue in the terms prayad for in the bill,
until the further order of this court
Hugh L. Bond,
Circuit Judge.
Cuas. H. Simoxton,
District Judge.
The State Administration cannot
therefore collect the amount of tares
levied by the railroad board of equaliza
tion unless they first prove their right
to do so. i
There are now two courses open to
the State. She eao either appeal from
this decision, or, waving the demurrer,
answer to the bili of the complainants
and contest the case on its merits. The
latter, however, could hardly av il any |
thing, and tbe former would be useless. !
?The Sfate, Aprii l?th.
SmithviHe Items.
Smithvillk, S. C, April 9m, 1S92
The rrcent bright, warm weather we have
been having hag encouraged a great many ot
our farmers to plant their rotton, and the
nice rains we h*d Thursday evening will aid
greatly in bringing it up The most of our
farmers were behind it: pb?titing corn, so the
probability is they will ?ot atre to replant.
All fruit tree* about bere are in full t<k?om
audit we do not have any more cold 6tiap.?
we muy ejcpect a f^.'i crop of fruit.
Thete will he a meeting of several Demo
cratic clubs here this evening for the purpo?ie
of electing delegates tosend to Suinter on
the 2nd of May.
Th-re was quite a jolly gathering at the
residence of Dr. S- B. McCutchen ou last
Wednesday night week. It was a par? tri? !
en in honor of Miss EuniceCason, of Rock ;
Kill, who is visiting relatives iu the neigh- j
A i t;le adopted child of Mr. and Mrs. W. j
A. McMarius w*s severely burned last week, i
fron? the c?frete of which it died a ?ew d?\* I
latpr. It was but ned at PiS|?*h ou iSund.ty !
The minstrel band of which ? spoke, a
while hack, wii! uive a show on the 2$nd ;
in?t. It will consist of ibe three Ethiopian I
plays, ? L*tuie J flT* ' H lark Statue" nt.d j
''Rooms to Let," wnii overture, songs ami
speeches. The baud holds regular rehe.iitta'.s ?
and the prospecte are that the show will ?*? a i
There \i to he a joint dehnte at the Knter- j
prise High School building r?w*r tht? residence :
of Or. C S Britton on next Friday evening j
Vhe speakers ire Rev J W K^nnev, M'-s.ts. j
F. J. White, <; M D4V?S and W. M Melton, j
The yuerv, which is , known to the de
baters, will not he ???ven our until thai night, j
A lively ti&e isafcticipaied, for all th.-* debaters
ate good speaker" and :re u^il known.
iV-r. nue Mrs W S Swith left this morn- ?
ing for Stokes Bridge where they wii) spemi
two or three dajs with i?'r. and Mr< W. A.
Miss A?^e /,Uer., w'ie, hacheen spending
sometime in Suinter has retortied home for
the summer. We are g Ud r? have her ba k
a^nin for she ie a general favorite & is uui- j
jersally liked.
liiss Irene AHee who kaa bewt apeedingr
$4**iH!ti? with reiatisee at Rishop i tie, iias
returned borse.
The Doctors dc not 1iave much to do bow,
for the health report of our community i?
very good. C. L. K.
Bishopville and Vicinity.
It is often said that Sumter County 13 the
garden spot of tha State and well has it been
said when it contains such lands as areto be
found around Bishopville.
This section, situated as it is in the north
eastern portion of the county in that strip of
high and slightly rolling red lands at the
foot of the sand billa, is perfectly drained on
either hand bv Lynche River and Black
River, respectively. The fertility and pro
ductiveness of the land are known all over the
State. The writer has been informed that a
few yearsago a crop of 125 bales of cotton
was harvested from 76 acres. The farmers
are generally among the most intelligent and
progressive in the county, and it is to this, io
a great part, that the reputation of the Bish
opville section ?3 due.
In driving through the country surrounding
the town of Bishopville, and the writer went
over a large portion of it during the past
week, the number of well-kept farms and
comfortable homes attracted attention as an
exhibit not often seen within the same radius
The writer is under lasting obligations to Mr.
Lee Scarborough for a pleasant drive over the
route locally known as the grand round.
This route takes in more than a half-circuit
of Bishopville and is about eight railes long,
the return being made to the point of depar
ture. On this drive, among a number others,
the farm of Mr. A. C. DuRant was passrd.
It is one of the finest in the county and is
now rented for $2,500 per year.
The town does a large business all the year,
round, aud in the cotton season is exception
ally busy. About ten thousand bales of
cotton are bought annually?last year, how
ever, only about nine thousand bales were
sold. There are seventeen stores in the place,
of which three are millinery, two drug stores
and the remainder do generai merchandise
The Graded School is under the manage
ment of Prof K. Y. Perry who has four
regular assistants, a musie teacher, and an
instructor of penmanship. The school
building is convenient and has ample grounds.
There are three churches : Methodist, of
which Rev. W. H Kirton is pastor; Presby
terian, of which Rev. W. A. Gregg is pastor,
and Baptist, of which Rev. D. C. Rogers is
The town is now on a building boom and
there area large number of houses, either in
the course of erection or recently completed.
Ten or more new houses were pointed ont,
among which were those of Messers D. Ed
DuRaut, T. M. Rogers, J. R. DuRant, R. 0.
Dixon, J. M. Spears, J. F. Woodward and
others. Dr J. R. McClure is making extensive
repairs and improvements on the old Spencer
place which he now owns.
Two hotels give ample accommodation to the
travelling public. The Phoenix Houseowned
by ?. C. Scarborough isl*rge,all the rooms are
comfortably furnished, and the fare is excel
lent. The DuRant Hotel is a ?rst class board
Tbe inhabitants of Bishopville are proud of
their home and justly so, fur it is in one of
the prettiest andjraost desirablejsections of the
State, with lands and natural advantages
second to those of no other section. When
the Bishopville Raiiroad is completed through
and makes a Northern connection which will
be at no distant day, Bishopville will cer
tainly enter a period of growth that will sur
prise her friends almost as much as strangers.
Soda Water.
On and after April 12th, Soda Wat??r will
be dispensed from the elegant foun* .in of J.
S. Hughson & Co., Monaghan Block.
March 30?3.
Scmtek, S. C., April 13, 1892.
Cotton?Receipts fur week ending April
13, about 10 halts. Following are the
annotations: Low Middling 5^ ; Middling
6. Market quiet.
Groceries?The following wholesale .quo
tations are furnished us by one of the largest
establishments in this city, and which does a
large wholesale business.
con?D. S. C. R. Sides 6|c.
C. R. ? [email protected]?c.
Smoked Shoulders 6c.
Hams No. 2 7$0 9c.
" " 1 13017c.
Sugar?Cut loaf 53c
" Stan'd Granulated ?fo.
" C. 4044c.
Coffee 17022 .
Tea 25 0 75c.
Flour according to grade $4.750156.00.
CHARLESTON, S. C, April 13, 1892.
Cotton.-Market quiet. Low Middling
6; Middling 6*; Good Middling 6|
ITelp yourself
if youTo a suffer
ing woman, with
the medicino
that's been pre
pared especially
to help you ? Dr.
Pierces Favorito
Prescription. It
will do it where
others fail. For
all tho diseases peculiar to the sex?dragging
down pains, displacements, and other weak
nesses, ifs a positive remedy. It means a
now life, and a longer one, for every delicato
woman. In every caso for which it's recom
mended, it gives satisfaction. It's guaraiu
tccd to do so, or the money is refunded.
It improves digestion, invigorates the
system, enriches tho blood, dispels aches and
pains, produces refreshing sleep, dispels mel
ancholy and nervousnesSj and builds up both
flesh and strength. It is & legitimate tned
it?nth-not a beverage. Contains no alcohol
to inebriate ; no syrup or sugar to sour or
ferment in the stomach and causo distress.
As peculiar in its marvelous, remedial re
sults os in its composition. Therefore, don't
be put off with some worthless compound
easily, but dishonestly, recommended to bo
" just as good"
ADVERTISEMENTS of five lines or less
will t>e ioserred under this head for 25
cents for each insertion. Additional lines
5 cents per line.
LOST?One Ladys G<)ld Brooch. Kinder
will ht liberally rewarded by leaving it
at t?. J. Barnetf 5 Store Apr 13.
BOOKS LOST?One Latta Virgil, one
Wenthwor'h'e Geometry, one Shaks
peare Hamlet. Finder please leave same with
Prof. Duffie at Graded School or L. V. Jen
nings. Apr 14?It
F'OR SA LE?Plautine lauds in all sections
of Suntter and Clarendon counties,
baiali farms anc* large plantations, city lots io
all parts of the city. W. H. INGRAM,
October 14. Broker.
One 12-horse engine and boiler.
One 4f> S iw Gin *n<i ('? a .enser.
One Boss Cotton Press.
Une 20-incb Grist Mill.
Betting, Shafting and Fixtures.
The Gm, Preis and Mill are aloio?? new
and all in good running ord<*r.
The eft ti re outfit wii? ?r sold cheap.
For particulars apply to
C. M. Best,
Or at this office. 4-14
BY virtue of * certain Execution, to me
directed, will tie sold at Suinter C. H.,
on th* first MONDAY and day following in
MAY ui-xi, and as many days
to^f-aft^r fc? may l>p neee*sary. within the i
:?V<I Hoh?S of s:i|e. to the highest bidder, for
cash, the following property : Purchasers
io pay for Titles
The undivided in'eies< of the Defendant in
4.'?5 acres Iau4, otore or leip, situate, Ivingj
ami heingin li.ifiin^ Greek Township, County
of Sumter ai.d State of South Carolina, I
bounded N'or?ii by lands of k G. Ellerbe, |
i"t.-t by the i'u'.iir. Road from Su iti ter to j
Camdt-n via Roykin\j Mill; South by lands 1
of {>r. K. J. Reiubert, and West h\ lauds of
-Yates, James A <??llis, Mrs Haile and
Frank Bay-km, i>eing one-ninth (1-9) undi
vided interest filerei?, l?v?ed idpoti and to be
sold as the property of E. Cameron Keels,
under the separate Executions of Harry A.
Hoy and Thomas E Richardson a?a?ust E.
Cameron Keels
E. SC( ?TT ?.VRSON, S. S. C.
Sheriff's Office, May T.
Es?a?e of Mrs. Susan A* Lee,
\\7K VY?LL Am,Y to -the Judge of
y V I'robatr of Samte* County on May 6th, !
1892 for a Final -Discharge &? Executors of j
aforesaid estate.
rUGH'? D. L-EE. >
T.V/.LEE. 'I^xectftors. ;
April 6- it. :
Palace Dry Goods Em
And believe in them, is evidenced by the immediate responses
you give them. We invited you to participate with us in
And saw that we had not said too much. Our Grand Spring
Opening is a thing of the past, but
The realization far surpassed the anticipation of every one. In
fact the Jad?es declared the store with its wealth of
J-lovely goods to be
A Dream of Beauty not Easily Forgotten,
All the New Styles and Colorings for Spring Wear, now brighten
Dress Goods Department,
Making the possibility of pleasing you a Foregone Conclusion.
Here are a few of the new weaves in Dress Goods
of which we have full lines :
I Elephantine, Cr?pons, (Fancy & Pk
j Crocodile, Crinkled Cr?pons,
( Chevrons, Gloriosos.
Fancy and plain Bedford Cords, Etc., Etc., Etc.
The most beautiful line of Trimmings to match all the above.
The Popular Chiffons,
In large variety of colorings.
We are ever Willing to put Our PRICES IN
PRINT. Note the following:
All the best Calicoes in fancy dress styles, Mournings and
Shirtings, only 5c.
2 cases Fancy Chai lies, (equal to silks in colorings) at 5c. and
7c, worth 8 and 10c.
75 pieces Dress Ginghams, beautiful styles, at 8 and 9c.
65 pieces double-fold White Nainsooks iu Stripes, Checks and
Plaids, at 5c, sold usually for 8c,
Silks Mulls (50 in. wide) all shades at 45c.
Embroidered demi Flouneings from 25c. up.
A BIG DRIVE in Ladies' Silk Taffeta Gloves. All colors and
black at 25c
60 doz. Ladies' Undervests at 10c. worth double.
Large line of Mattings from 15c, up.
Lots of Other Bargains,
Space prevents mentioning this time.
We Promise to Please
Very Respectfully,
Dressmaking and Millinery our Specialties. !
Eclipse ami Dow-Law
Cotton Planters,
Acme, West and Ely
Fertilizer Distributors*
Dixie Boy and Georgia Ratchet
Plow Stocks.
The largest line of
Plantation Implements and Farmers' Hard
Still leading on best brands of High Grade Fertilizer?,
and Pure Imported
German Kainit.
Will keep on hand during Spring a?df Summer a full line
of Groceries and General Merchandise. Get our prices and
save money. We will not be undersold.
Leading Brands of Tobacco:
Shell Road and Twin Cit?, Try Them.
Wholesale and Retail Grocers and General Merchants.
Attractive Novelties of latest designs in
Dress Goods \ Trimmings.
A Complete Stock of Motions.
Ladies' UNDERVESTS in Great Variety,
Silk, Wool and Cotton. From 10c. to $2.00.
We ask your Special Attention to
Our Stock of Handkerchiefs. From
3 cents to SO cents.
ilr line of Ladies9 Summer Gloves
New Arrival of Thompson's Glove Fitting Corsets.
is in full blast under the efficient management of Miss
McLean, formerly of London, who has both a for
eign and domestic training. Fit guaranteed.

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