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The Sunder Watcnman was wundee
^i? .l85? acd the True Southron in 1866.
Ilppie Watchman and Sovthron new has j
' lite combiue? circulation and ioflaecce |
gj^'boih of the bid papers,, and is mani- I
^^?tly the bes* advertising medinm zn
wt :-- .
The label on yonr paper shows how
.yon sland on our subscription- books, j
ip^y?n find that you are indebted to us
tie paper please bring or send the
^pt?^ont dae. This will be appreciated.
tifasdt; will save us the expense of send
?5^>|pnt a -eollector. ?We are obliged
^g^hay^ nwney-Heven if we must send
^p?^^^?bui:^iope not to be obliged
^^g|o|- ?:
|>??3iexe.is one office in this State for
.V which no. man need . apply-that of
^Sfe^^I?braxian-and Gov. McSwee
Ijl^y .very promptly and properly turn
,^|^-down the application of at least,
^^?ii? man who .Vas unwise enoughto
?ifcast a covetous eye upon the. one office
?^-that, by common consent,, has been
?Sgrren to the women.
The Old Soldiers Home in Atlanta
^^a.,, was burned on 'Monday and al
^ Teady the movement to rebuild it is
||pwell-advanced, money having been
'^subscribed for the purpose in all parts
- : of Georgia- - The Atlanta "journal has
taken the lead in the movement and in
^^additton to a large subscription to
;^ the rebuilding fund has rented a hotel
fy "for the use of the old soldiers until
pother quarters can be provided for
iii; them
: - The cotton boll worm which has ap?
peared in a half dozen different sec
;. ' tions of this county this year is a
. much more serious menace to the cot
f; : ton growers than anyone seems to real?
ize. While comparatively little dam?
age ha? been, done by the worms this
jseason, it is almost certain that each
succeeding year the pest wi ll multiply.
V Where the boll worms have obtained a
foothold they practically. destroy the
j^prop and as no way to exterminate
then/has been discovered the farmer
: is helpless in the face of the pest. It
. is said that the only way to get rid of
the worms is to quit planting cotton
where the worms have become trouble
> some for a term of years, and, if this
y. be true, it will be wise for those who
? ?ave been troubled by the boll worms
this year to apply the remedy next
^season and not wait until they have
^" iad a crop entirely destroyed by the
: worms.
A great deal of gush and slush is ap
pearing in some of the southern papers
: about the southern ancestry of. Presi?
dent Roosevelt and his probable atti?
tude toward the south. We believe
io is an honest man. but more of a
- practical politician than a statesman.
: v 35e may not be a south hater, but he
.??xs an intense partisan as his attitude
v ?h the Goebel assassination case clear
I .ly demonstrated. The fact that his
% mother was a Southern woman furnish
gpes no-ground for the supposition that
B : the President will show'the south any
H more^^ considerationl&an his ' predeces^
P^sptis. Me is a typical Republican and his
; "book "and magazine articles show that
V he is and egotist first, a Republican
second, a northerner third, then an
^- American citizen. His honesty is not
I questioned nor his sincerity doubted,
but we. do not think the south has
" much to hope for from him. He has
his own opinions as to what is best
for the country, and as his point of
view is Republican and Northern, his
? ideas must conflict with those held by
HJ)emocrats and Southerners. He will
probably try to be the President of the
whole country, but being an honest
and intensely zealous man he may
cause the south more real trouble than
it has endured in years by endeavoring
to benefit it along Republican and
Yankee lines. We have no doubt he
sincerely believes that the best possi
. ble thing that could be done to the
^?gc?t?^would be to Republicanize it
-T&ssai ancTwoof and to put into prac
-ticefcfefe policies the Republican party
i has so'long advocated as best for the
?south. If President McKinley was
< anxious to build up a Republican
ipartyiin. itbe south President Roosevelt
-'-will "snow himself ten fold more
-Anxious to do so, and will expend ten
times the energy to accomplish his
end than his predecessor would have
done. We do not look for a beneficent
friendship for the south, as* represent?
ed by Democratic Senators and Rep?
resentatives, but on the contrary con
l fidently expect President Roosevelt to
push forward with his usual energy
the Republican propaganda in the
south. He will attempt to do us good
; by combatting what he deems our errors
and convincing us that his way has
been and is the only right way. Hence,
holding these opinions, we have
grown weary of reading the slush so
many Southern papers have published
At the Charleston Exposition the
dispensary will be exhibited as a
thirst'quenching and money making
?oncern, not as a .restrictive and moral
Lee County Lines to Be Re-surveyed.
Ashland, S. C., Sept. 25.-There is
no longer any donbt but that Darling?
ton is taking a hand in the fight
against Lee county. Mr. . Branson a
surveyor from Florence came over here
last night and will begin this morning
to run the lines over. He will begin
at Lynches River ^ mile from Kel?
ley's Bridge and will run the Darling
| tcn lines first. It is reported here
that the lines of the entire county
will be run over in order to satisfy
those who oppose the county as to
whether thev are correct or not.
The Lee County Opposition.
Yesterday there were further indica?
tions about the State House that
there will be quite a lively fight over
the formation of the proposed new
county of Lee. On Monday some gen
! tlemen, came here and got copies of the
map of the proposed new county ; yes?
terday others did the same thing.
They are not saying much about their
intentions but it looks as if qiute a
fight is ahead for the advocates of the
new county.-The State, Sept. 25.
Opening Exercises Held Monday Even?
Magnolia, S. C, Oct. L-We had
quite an interesting meeting at our
new graded school building last night.
Addresses were made by State Superin?
tendent McMahan, County Superinten?
dent BasMn, Hons. E. D. Smith and
Thos. G. McLeod and Col. J. A.
Rhame. : Hon. E. D. Smith had no
intentions/of making a speech, but he
yielded to. the large number of calls
for him, and made a fine speech wbich
.was much enjoyed. All the addresses
were good and to the point, as might
have been expected.
The school opened this morning:
with an enrollment of 72 pupils, with
a probable increase of 30 or 40 more,
which is quite encouraging. The pa?
trons a?e most favorably impressed
with the appearance and demeanor of
the teachers and they come highly
recommended. The graded school
building is large, conveniently arrang
ed, and built in modern style. The
furniture is handsome and up to date
in every respect.
The building reflects credit on this
school district and especially on those
who were . instrumental in erecting
and furnishing the building, and in?
fused new life and interest, from. an
educational standpoint, in this com?
munity. Such addresses as we had
last night have ? fine effect, and put
many to thinking, * which is the first
important step toward 'success, for
when people begin to think they soon
begin to act-generally speaking.
Dark Corner Items.
Manchester's Dark Corner, Sept 30.
Mr. Editor; I suppose I fell into
your W. JB. (waste basket) when I
wrote , on the 10th instant ; so I will
now try and send in a line for the
Watchman and Southron.
Cotton picking is progressing very
well but the yield is going to be short,
not near a full crop. will be made.
Peas are bearing but slowly. Cane
and potatoes, are doing very well.
Mr. Richard B. Barckley of Priva?
teer Township, died on Saturday, the
14th inst., he was between 70 and 75
years old.
Mr. R. N. Owen, of Orangeburg, ,|
visited here last week.
Mr. Robert Wells, Sr., of Felders,
and W. T. Kolb, of Pinewood, visit?
ed at W. J. Ardis' yesterday.
John-J. Geddings, of Levi, visited
at W. J. Eolb's, Pineoowd, yesterday.
Mr. R. T. Hall's little son, Rutledge,
was ran over by a horse and trampled
upon yesterday evening. The horse
I understand stepped in his face,
mashing his mouth badly.
There was a homicide oh Hon. Jas.
E. vTindall's place near Calvary
Church, Clarendon County, last Fri
dayimght Two young negro bucks,
Smalls and Rembert; got into a fight
wK?n one Arthur Billups said if any
body put their hands on the fighters
he would kill him; and when one
McBride went to part them Billups
drew his pistol and shot him to death.
He (Billups) then skipped and had not
been captured at last accounts. Magis?
trate C. L. Griffin and Dr. M. D.
Murray, of Pinewood, went down and
held the inquest Saturday morning.
The verdict was murder in the first
I had the pleasure of meeting Capt.
P. P. Gaillard in Pinewood last Satur?
day. I wonder how much fatter he is
going to get.
Rev. N. J. Brown, of Pinewood,
who has been quite sick for a month
or two, is able to be out again. He
preached here at the Sand Hill school
house yesterday.
One young man, Thos. J. McIntosh,
who claims to be a santificationist, is
holding a meeting in the neighbor?
hood so I hear.
Wash Scott moved from here to
Alcolu last Wednesday.
There is a great deal of colds, &c,
here now, also some sore eyes.
Mr. R. T. Weeks' little son, Gus,
shot and killed a large rattlesnake on
last Wednesday evening, it had twelve
rattles and the button. And I heard
that Mr. Graham Broadway killed one
about two weeks ago that had seven?
teen rattles and button. I saw the
rattles of the one young Weeks killed.
Well, if I don't tumble into that
W. B. I will trv and write again soon.
IP i i mm
Advertising a Big Circus.
The honorable methods adopted by
the Wallace Show's advance depart?
ment in advertising that big circus in?
stitution is such a contrast to those of
other shows that we cannot refrain
from commending the Wallace people.
They seem anxious to be fair and rea?
sonable and deal honorably in all in?
In regard to their press work, it is
noticeable that the press % agents are
armed with an immense scrap book
filled with clippings about the Great
Wallace Show. Every article, and
some are quite lengthy, is complimen?
tary to the show. The most influential
papers, the city and the country paper
alike, seem to unite in one common
song of praise for the real merits of
the Great Wallace Shows.
The Great Wallace Shows, which
, exhibit in? Sumter, Saturday,"1 October
12, travel from coast to coast and from
I Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
Washington, Oct. 1.-Following is
the last weekly summary of crop condi?
tions to be issued by the weather bu?
reau this season :
The temperature conditions of the
week ending September 30, were high?
ly favorably throughout the central
valleys, lake region, middle Atlantic
States and New England, and no dam?
aging frosts occurred in these districts.
Excessive rains interfered with farm
work in portions of the south Atlantic
and east Gulf States.
The week was favorable for maturing
and gathering corn and reports from
the principal States indicate that a
much larger acreage than usual at this
date has been cut. The crop is now
practically safe from frost in all dis
The weather conditions in the cot?
ton belt have been very favorable for
picking except over portions of Geor?
gia, Florida and North Carolina,
where this work has been retarded to
some extent by rains of the latter, part'of
the week. Picking has progressed rap?
idly in the central and western dis?
tricts where cotton has opened rapid?
ly, the bulk of the crop being gather?
ed in some sections. Over the eastern
portion of the cotton belt the low tem?
peratures of the week have damaged
the staple in portions of North Caro?
lina, Georgia and Florida, while the
sea island^ crop of South Carolina is
suffering from drought. In Texas
late cotton is being damaged by boll
weevil and other insects and the out?
look for top crop is very poor. -
Only a small part of the tobacco
crop and that in Kentucky and Ten?
nessee remains unhoused. The reports
generally indicate that this crop has
been secured in a satisfactory condi?
Negro Fight at Ashland.
Special Correspondence Daily Item./
Ashland, Sept. 2S.-Two negroes,
Elliotte Johnson and Eugene Franklin,
became involved in a difficulty here
yesterday' over 10 cents ' which one of
the parties held and refused to give up
to the other. Johnson used a knife and
Franklin a pair of brass knucks.
Franklin received several ugly gashes
in face and also one on left shoulder,
while Johnson was bruised over the
head in several ..places by the knucks.
"While the wounds are not serious, yet
they are somewhat painful and will
keep them from work for several days.
Dr. Ellis of Stokes Bridge, dressed
the wounds of Franklin, using 20
stitches in sewing him up. H. P.
When you have no appetite, do. not rel?
ish your food and feel dull^after eating,
you may know y that you need a dose of
Chamberlain's Stomach and liver Tablets.
Price, 25 cents. Samples free at Dr. A. J.
China's drug store.
State of South Carolina,
County of Sumter.
Notice is hereby given that in p?rsu
ance of the Constitution of the State
of South Carolina and in compliance
with the requirements of the Act of
the General Assembly, approved March
9th., 1896, and the. Acts amendatory
thereto, and also in pursuance of an
Order of Governor M. B. McSweeney,
dated the 7th day of September, 1901,
wherein the following is ordered : "Do
hereby order an election in the terri?
tory to be cut off for the new co?ntv,
on the22d day of October, A. D., 1901,
to be held in accordance with the re?
quirements of said Act at which elec?
tion the electors shall vote "Yes" or
" No, " upon the question of creating a
new county and upon the ; name and
County Seat of the proposed new
County," an election-will be held at
the usual precincts established by law
in the territory of the proposed new
County of Lee on TUESDAY, OCTO?
BER 22d, 1901, upon the questions
named in the Order of Governor M. B.
McSweeney, and in the manner there
directed and and Notice is hereby
given of the time, manner and holding
of such election.
Polls at each voting place will be
opened at seven o'clock A. M., and
closed at four o'clock RJM.
The following named persons have
been appointed Managers of Elcetion :
Bishopville-W. H. Dixon, W. W_
Herron, Alex Watson.
Mannville-H. W. Rembert, Joshua
Brown, W. E. Brown.
Lynchburg-T. F. Coles, W. K
Sanders, J. D. Clarke.
Smithville-J. F. Boykin, L. A,
White, J. M. Ross.
Reids Mill-W. Moultrie Reid, J. J.
Shaw, R. M. Cooper.
St. Charles-Edwin Wilson, W. M.
Hudson, R. M. Jenkins.
. If any of the above cannot serve they
will please notify John H. Clifton im?
On day of election the Managers
must organize by the election of a
Chairman and a* Clerk. The Consti?
tutional oath must be taken by each
Manager before he can act, the Clerk
must also take the same oath. The
Chairman elected, is empowered to ad?
minister the oaths.
The Managers have the power to fill
a vacancy, and if none of the Man?
agers attend the citizens can appoint
from among the qualified voters the
Managers who, after being sworn, can
conduct the election.
At the close of the election the Man?
agers and Clerk must proceed publicly
to open the Ballot Boxes and count
the ballots therein, and continue with?
out adjournment until the same is
completed, and make a statement of
the result upon the questions voted
upon and sign the same.
Within three days after the Chair?
man of the Board or some one desig?
nated by the Board must deliver to the
Commissioners of Election the Poll
List, the boxes containing the ballots
and written statements of the result of
the election.
One of the above named Managers
at each precinct must call upon the
Board of Commissioners at Sumter, S.
C., on or before the 19th of October,
1901, to receive ballot boxes, poll lists,
Registration Books, and instructions
and to be qualified.
Sept. 2-3t.
Schwartz Uros.,
On next Monday our new fall suits, cloaks and waists, dress goods and
They earnestly request your presence. Possibly 100 suit lengths (no two alike) just fresh
from the looms will be displayed for the first time.
Colors, the Essence of Style. Weaves, the Latest, in Fact, lip To the Very Min?te.
We say unhesitatingly and with pride that this collection of dress fabrics as to colorings?:
weaves and style, surpass any we have ever presented.
Most surely they have no equal in Sumter.
They are all here, with that daintiness that all tasteful women demand.
Add to these the low prices that enterprise and exceptional buying ability result from, and
you have the reason for pur supremacy.
We are having manufactured row a special line of school shoes for the children, which will
be strictly a wearer, and of quality the best. One which- we promise will meet a long felt
want. You will hear more about them next week. Here are some
Tempting Bargains for our Next Friday Special Sale :
35 pieces dark fancy percales.
Q?e yard wide,
Special Friday at
15 pcs. double fold plaid dress goods. Splen?
did for school children. Worth 122C.
Friday at - 9c
50 dz Colored Doylies.
Friday special, doz 20c
100 pieces American shirting prints.
Special Friday 4*?c
Window shades 21c each. Best
quality cloth mounted on best
spring rollers for Friday at 21c
8c 8c
A great sale. 5.000 yards fine?> Embroid?
eries in Cambrics and Nainsooks. Edgings
and Insertings worth -from 12%c to 25c.
To go on sale Friday at 8, 10 and 12-,
Don't miss this chance, the best we have
ever offered vou.
15 doz ready made pillow cases, of
good quality (the cloth would
cost you more). Friday at
50 Flannelette.underskirt patterns.
Special Friday
25 doz ladies' heavy ribbed under
? vests, fleece back, the best we have
ever seen. Friday at
3 lines of Fancy Dress Goods, 38 in, 35 and 40c goods. Friday a 29c.
40 doz Children's extra heavy Ribbed Hose. The best of 25c kind. We will offer as spe
cial Friday, 3 pair for _ . . . _ 50c.
1 case 36 in bleach, nice soft goods.
Friday Special_ 6%c
2 White Quilt specials.
69 and 89c
Schwartz Bros.
* MES. *
Has moved to her new store,
between E. A. Bultman's and
J. F. W. DeLorme's.
' She spent some time in New York buy?
ing goods and getting ideas for the sea?
son. All she asks ?3 for you to call, see
her line of trimmed Hats and Millinery
novelties-get her prices, aud you will be
sure to get your Winter Hat from her.
She has a
Northern Trimmer
to help her, and the orders will be filled
Call and see her before buying.
Oct 2_
WHEREAS pet?ions signed by the qual?
ified electors of eertain sections of Sum?
ter, Sershaw and Darlington Counties have
been filed with me, and from said peti?
tions and accompanying papers it appears
that one-third of the qualified electors re- j
siding within the- area of each section of
the said counties proposed to be cut on!
for a new county have signed said peti?
tions, and
Whereas the boundaries of the proposed
new counties, the proposed name, the num?
ber of inhabitants, the area, the taxable
property, aa shown by the last tax returns,
aud the proposed lines for the new county
do not run nearer than eight miles of any
Court House building now established, and
set forth in said petitions,
sweeney, Governor of the State of South
Carolina, in compliance with the require?
ments of an Act of the General Assembly,
entitled "An Act to provide lor the forma?
tion of New Counties, etc." approved
March 9th, 1896, do hereby order an elec?
tion in the territory to be cut off for the
new county on the 22d day of October, A.
D., ?901, to be held in accordance with the
requirements of said Act, at which elec?
tion the electors shall vote uYes" or "No"
upon the question of erecting a new coun?
ty and upon the name and county seat of
the proposed county.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the Great Seal
of the State, to be affixed at Colum?
bia, this 7th day of September, nine
[L.S.] teen hundred and one, and in the
one hundred and twenty-sixth year
of the Independence of the United
By the Governor: Governor.
Secretary of State.
Oct 2-3t
Few persons have any conception of the magnitude of
our business along this particular line, and we hesitate to
state the quantity we" handle, fearing we might be accused
of exaggeration; but we are not overestimating the amount
when we say that our sales for the past year have fallen
little short of
4,000 Barrels!
This is a record of which a wholesale grocer might well
be proud; but while we sell a good many dealers we do
not make a specialty of the wholesale business, our aim
being to buy in such quantities as to sell our patrons, the
consumers, their necessities as near
Wholesale Prices
As ft is possible to get. All our flour is bought from the
Miilbauner Mills Co., of Philadelphia, and is manufac-v
lured from the BB
For which the States of Pennsylvania and Maryland ara famous.
This mill bas a baking test department connected with it, and all of
its product is THOROUGHLY TESTED before shipping! Every
barrel is branded A A L , which means: AM TI-ADULTE RATION |
LEAGUE This League was formed four years ago wheo Mr. Leiter"
cornered the wheat market and pot the price of flour beyond the
reach of people of moderate means Unscrupulous millers began
the adulteration of their flour by mixing large quantities of clay,
chalk, and any other substance which would mix with it, is order to
cheapen the price, but
As many a family contracted such cases of indigestion
then that they have not recovered from it
We heard some people say. ''You could not make it
rise with a jackscrew." The formation of this League
was therefore a protection to people who wanted pure
flour. It is a bonded organization and each member
brands their flour, as the above named. While these goods
have no superior as to . quality, they are not any higher
than the average product of Western mills. We are selling
We believe our Half Patent will give as good results as most of the Wes
tern Foll Patents, and some people have been candid enough to tell us that .
they preferred it. We will be pleased to send samples (enough for a bak?
ing, providing the family is not too large) upon application Based upon
the present market we will deliver this flour in lots of Ave barrels or more
at aoy point in the county, at above figures. We know that no family
cares to buy as much as five barrels of flour, bot two, three, four or five
can combine, and have it consigned to one of their number, and divide it
among them By this means you can save the local freight, which usually
amounis to 25c per barrel. We have written so much about flour that we
fear you will get the impression we do not handle anything else, but you
know us too well for that.
{O'Donnell & Company*

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