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WEDNESDAY, HAY 28, 1902.
The Sismter Watchman was founded
io 1850 sa? the True Southron in 1866.
The Watchman and Southron now has
the combined circulation and influence
of both of the old papers/ and is mani?
festly the best advertising medium io
Rev. A. Coke Smith, D. D., of the
Virignia Conference, M. E. Church,
South, who was .yesterday elevated to
the Bishopric* is a native of Sumter
County, having been born and reared
to manhood ai Lynchburg, where his
family have lived for more than a cen?
tury. He- has. two brothers in this
.State, Rev. C. B. Smith, of the S. G.
Conference, and Mr. E. D. Smith, of
Lynchburg. Dr. Smith has for many
years occupied a high and honored
position in the esteem of Methodists
and has fiiiecT many important positions
with distinugished honor and credit to
himself and.his church. His election
as Bishop yesterday was an honor
worthily bestowed, for no member of
the ministry, of the M. E. Church,
South, is better qualified for the high
office androhe would discharge the
responsibilities and duties of the posi?
tion more ably nor with greater just?
ness and fairness. Bishop Smith's
many friends in Sumter extend to him
sincere congratulations and wish him
God-speed in the great work he has
The State Democratic Convention
was harmonious. "And being harmo?
nious it was-little else. But as it was
also harmless and stirred up no strife
or bitterness, the people as a rule are
better pleased with it than if it had
crystalized some great political princi?
ple or sent forth an epoch-making plat?
form. The platform adopted is rather
dry reading'?nd'just amite long-wind?
ed, considering the absence of original-,
ity of ideas.
The plan to have two campaign
meetings in each county this summer
does not meet-with enthusiastic ap?
proval. The people with whom we
ia ve talked do not care for so many
meetings and so much speech-making
of the campaign variety, and we are
free to declare that in our opinion the
whole thing is stuff and nonsense.
One meering in each Congressional
district would be sufficient, and all
others are superfluous. Whenever the
* people of a community wish to hear
the candidates speak they can get up
^ meeting and invite the candidates to
address it. -Such meetings would be
Hew in number, we believe.
Wagener Day was a magnificent suc?
cess, the attendance being the largest
in the history of the Exposition.
The proposition made by Go vernor
Mcsweeney at the meeting of the State
Democratic Executive Committee, that
the county chairmen, be notified of the
dates of the camapiign meetings and
requested to arrange for the entertain?
ment of all of the candidates by citi?
zens, is the cheekiest ?hj ng that has
yet developed in political circles. The
very idea of quartering the horde of
office-seekers who will go around the
-State upon the people is distasteful
and violates our idea of the proprie?
ties. The office-seekers are in nowise
the guests of the communities they
visit and there is no obligation resting
upon the people to provide qnarters
and raticns for them. The candidates
are seeking office as a matter, of busi?
ness, and if they did not hope to bet
ter^their condition none would join the
campaign circus. In the present, as
in past campaigns, many of the candi?
dates will be welcome guests and will
be gladly entertained byj their person?
al friends, without gratui tons sugges?
tions from the-State Executive Com?
mittee ; but there may be, and doubt?
less will be, caudidates whom no one
will wish to entertain, and the effort
to quarter them upon the people may
prove an embarrassing undertakings.
We publish today the schedules of
campaign meetings, and we suggest
that politicians, ^amateur as well -as
professional, clip the schedules and file
them away for reference. By so j
doing they .wiil have at hand the in?
formation, that they will want quite
frequently during the summer.
The Boers have not yet agreed to the
peace terms offered by the British,
and the hope all Englishmen have en?
tertained, recently that peace would be
positively established before the coro?
nation bf. King Edward seems doomed
The negro.Thompson, who says he
will be the Republican candidate for
Congress inf this district, does not
enter the race with any hope or ex?
pectation of defeating Congressman
Lever but for the purpose of making a
contest or the seat in Congress and
thus securing a few hundred dollars
from the fund allowed contest?es for
expenses. It is an old game, but it
may still be worked successfully.
Now is the paper hat season. Nice
assortment material at H. G. Osteen
! SCHEDULES FOR THE CAMPAIGN.
State Circus Opens in Sumter.
Both Shows Start on June 17
and End August 3!.
The sub-committee of the State
Democratic Executive Committee, at a
meeting in Columbia, adopted the
campaign schedules of the two cam
I paigns-the one for the party of sena
I torial and congressional candidates
I and the other for the party of can?
didates for State offices.
The schedules as adopted provide
for the starting of both campagins on
June 17 and the ending of both on
August 21, allowing certain off days
now and then for railroad connections
and for candidates to go home and
look after business.
The State campaign party is to
open up in Sumter and close in the
Pee Dee section, the final meeting
being as usual at Columbia. The sen
atoriarparty will open up in Columbia
and take the Pee Dee country first,
several days being allowed the candi?
dates to be in Greenville during the
Confederate reunion, and will wind
up at Winnsboro. The schedules call
for a trip in each case of not over
The two schedules are as follows:
1. Columbia, Tuesday, June 17.
2. Camden Wednesday, June 18.
3. Chesterfield, Friday, June 20.
4. Bennetts vi lie, Monday, June 23.
5. Bishopville, Tuesday, June 24.
8. Darlington, Wednesday, June 25.
7. Florence, Thursday, June 26.
8. Marion, Friday, June 27.
9. Conway, Monday, June 30.
10. Georgetown, Wednesday, July 2/
* ll. Kingstree, Friday, July 4.
12. Monck's Corner, Monday, July 7.
13. Manning, Tuesday, July 8.
14. Sumter, Wednesday, July 9.
15.- Orangeburg, Thursday, July 10.
16. Bamberg, Friday, July ll.
17. George's, Saturday, July 12.
18. Charleston, Tuesday, July 15.
19. Walterboro, Wednesday, July 16.
20. Beaufort, Friday, July 18.
2L Hampton, Saturday, July 19.
22. Barnwell, Tuesday, July 22.
23. Aiken, Wednesday, July 23.
24. Edgefield, Thursday, July 24.
25. Saluda, Saturday, July 26.
26. Lexington, Monday, July 28.
27. Newberry, Tuesday, July 29.
28. Laurens, Thursday, July 3L
29. Greenville, Friday, August 1.
30. Pickens, Saturday, August 2.
31. Walhalla, Monday, August 4.
32. Anderson, Tuesday, August 5.
33. Abbeville, Friday, August 8.
34. Greenwood, Saturday, August 9.
35 Union, Tuesday, August 12.
36. Spartanburg, Wednesday Aug. 13.
37. Gaffney, Thursday, Aug st 14.
3a Yorkville, Saturday, August 16.
39. Lancaster, Tuesday, August 19.
40. Chester, Wednesday, August 20. !
41. Winnsboro, Thursday, Aug. 21.
1. Sumter, Tuesday, June 17.
2. Orangeburg, Wednesday, June 18.
3. Bamberg, Thnrsday, June 19.
4. Georges, Friday, June 20.
5. Charleston, Saturday, June 21.
6. Walterboro, Monday, June 23.
7. Beaufort, Wednesday, June 25.
8. Hampton, Thursday, June 26.
9. Barnwell, Saturday, June 28.
10. Aiken, Tuesday, July 1.
11. Edgefield, Wednesday, Jnly 2.
12. Saluda, Friday, July 4.
13. Lexington, Saturday, July 5.
14. Newberry, ^Tuesday, July 8.
15. Greenwood, Wednesday, July 9.
16. Abbeville, Thursday, July 10.
17. Anderson, Friday, July ll.
18. Walhalla, Monday, July 14.
19. Pickens, Wednesday, July 16.
20. Greenville, Thursday, July 17.
21. Laurens, Friday, July 18.
22. Union, Monday, July 21.
23. Spartanburg, Tuesday, July 22.
24. Gaffney, Wednesday, July 23.
25. Yorkville, Friday, July 25.
26. Chester, Saturday, July 26.
27. Winnsboro, Tuesday, July 29.
28. Lancaster, Wednesday, July 30.
29. Camden, Thursday, July 31.
30. Chesterfield, Saturday, Aug. 2.
31. Ben netts vi lie, Tuesday, Aug. 5..
32. Bishopville, Wednesday, Aug. 6.
33. Darlington, Thursday, Aug. 7.
34. Florence, Friday, Aug. 8.
35. Marion, Saturday, Aug. 9.
36. Conway, Tuesday, Aug. 12.
37. Georgetown, Thursday, Aug 14.
38. Kingstree, Saturday, Aug. 16.
39. Monck's Corner, Tuesdav, Aug.
40. Manning, Wednesday, Aug. 20.
41. Columbia, Thursday Aug. 21.
ENTERTAINMENT OF SPEAKERS.
On motion of Governor McSweeney,
the chairman was instructed to notify
tho county chairmen in ample time of
the dates of the meetings and suggest
to each county chairman the propriety
of assigning each of the candidates to
homes of local people for entertain?
A special committee, consisting of
the chairman, Mr. Wilborn and Mr.
Traxler, was appoitned to watch the
progress of the campaigns, and when
it was found necessary to arrange for
special trains for the movements of
the campaign parties to undertake to
make such arrangements.
The committtee instructed the chair?
man to take up the matter of securing
cheap rates for the campaigners from
the railroads, asking for half rates.
The State committtee will print all
the tickets for United States ??enator
and State officers, and the several
counties will look after the tickets for
the congressional candidates.
PLEDGES AND ASSESSMENTS.
The candidates are required "o file
their pledges with the chairman of the
committee at Columbia not later than
12 o'clock noon on the day before the
campaign opens, and assessment is
payable upon the filing of the pledge.
The assessments are as follows,
being left as they were two years ago :
United States senator and congress?
man, $50; governor, $50; lieutenant
governor, $12.50; adjutant general,
$25, and all other State offices, $37.50.
The county assessments are as here?
tofore in proportion to their represen?
tation in the legislature.
A resolution was adopted prohibit?
ing county committees from assessing
candidates assessed by the State com
Condition and Outlook as Seen
Through Official Glasses.
Columbia, May 28.-The following
is the weekly weather crop bulletin,
issued May 27, by the South Carolina
Section of the climate and crop service,
I weather bureau, United States Depart
! ment of Agricluure-J. W. Bauer,
The average temperature for the week
ending Monday, May 26th, was 75 de?
grees, which is about 2 degrees above
normal. The week had a maximum
of 99 degrees at Blackville, and a min?
imum of 56 degrees at Bowman, King?
stree, St. George and Seivern on the
23d. The sunshine was below normal
early in the week, with an average
amount during the latter part.
The rainfall was generally light, and
poorly distributed, with, however,
heavy showers at places, notably, Spar
tanburg had 1.15 inches, Kingstree
L04 and St. Matthews 1.35. No other
points had over an inch, and most
places had less than 0.25, except that
the thunder storms on the 25th in?
creased the amounts over the eastern
and central counties, which will ap?
pear in next week's bulletin. The
need of rain is almost general, but is
greatest along the coast from Horry to
Beaufort, and in the west central
counties, especially Chester, Lexing?
ton, Aiken, Edgefield and Saluda.
The ground was too wet for culti?
vation, early in the week, in Green?
ville and Marion Counties, otherwise
farm work was not interrupted and
made rapid progress, and fields are
well cultivaed, and free from grass
and weeds, except in Marion and
Oconee Counties, where some fields of
corn and cotton are grassy. In the
dry counties, named above, some bot?
tom lands are too dry and hard to
plow, and in these localities much
corn remains unplanted.
The condition'of corn is very satis?
factory, and it is said by some t? be
the best in many years. Cutworms
have continued to damage stands, es?
pecially on bottom lands, while in
fiampon County wireworms are doing
it great injury. In Lexington corn is
turning yellow for want of rain, but
generally it has good color, is growing
well, and looks promising. In Flor?
ence County, cutworms caused some
fields to be plowed up and replanted,
but there has been less replanting
necessary than usual.
Cotton has generally good stands,
vigorous stalks, healthy color, and
has received proper cultivation, over
the whole State, with few exceptions.
At a few points it has '.been too dry
for late cotton to come up well.
Chopping is well advanced everywhere,
and at many places has been finished.
Lice have made their appearance at a
few additional points. There is some
complaint of the nights having been too
cool for cdton during a portion of the
Tobacco has irregular stands, and
worms have appeared in a few locali?
ties. Rice is doing well and has re
cieved its second flooding. Some is still
being planted, and preparation of lands
is underway for June plantings.
Wheat is'in full head, and in places:
is ripening. Its condition remains
poor, although somewhat improved
during the week, with here and there
very good fields. Rust has appeared
in Fairfield County. The straw is
short, but the heads seem to be well
developed, while the stands are thin.
Oats are ripening generally, and are
poor, though slightly improved where
rains occurred. Harvest is advancing
Peaches, pears and apples are still
dropping. Watermelons are not prom?
ising. Gardens only fair. Heavy
shipments of beans, potatoes and other
vegetables being made from the truck
raising sections. The general outlook
is very promising for the staple crops,
and-generally so for the minor ones.
Smallpox Near Camden.
There are two cases of smallpox n?>ar
Camden. The first case discovered was
a negro living on the road near the
railroad crossing just east of the city;
the other case is in Kirkwood. There
is also a case of chickenpox or small?
pox on Team's row on Campbell street.
In view of the appearanc ? of smallpox
the Board of Health passed a resolu?
tion recommending general vaccina?
tion in all cases not recently success?
fully vacccinated.-Wateree Messenger.
TBE DEADLY TORNADO.
Three Negro Children Killed in
The tornado of Sunday afternoon
struck fthe country around Eastover,
below Columbia, and leveled the house
of a negro named Washington Haynes
on a hill on the Weston plantation. In
the collapse of the house three of
Haynes' chidren were killed outright
I and a number of persons who were in
the house were injured.
It is said that the tornado not only
blew down houses, fences and trees,
but completely ruined the young crops
around Eastover, corn being cut off at
In and about Pacolet Depot the
storm of Sunday afternoon was un?
usually severe. Several houses were
blown down and the roofs carried off.
One colored girl living on the place
of Mr. E. C. Coleman was killed by
nouse timber falling on her. The
houses on the place of Mr. W. D.
Brown were blown down and he and
Iiis wife and son bruised and injured.
In the Cherokee section, about nine
miles above the city, a terrific wind
storm was accompanied by hail. The
cotton and grain crops of Mr. J. H.
Grosmell, Mr. Henry Epton and Mr.
Budwell and others were completely
At Zion Hill, three miles from the
city, the storm blew down the house
of Zack McKinney, white, and the
dwelling of Charles McWhorter. The
barn of Mr. Soleby was also blown
down. Crops in that [section were
STATE SUMMER* SCHOOL.
Composition of Faculty. Informa?
tion of Interest to Those
Who Will Attend.
The faculty for the State Summer
School, to be held in Kock Hill, June
25 toJJuly 23, at Winthrop, has been
selected, and is as follows :
R. Means Davis, history; Jas. Wil?
liam Patterson, illustrative drawing ;
H. N Snyder, lierature; Wm. C. A.
Hammel, physics and manual train?
ing: Patterson Wardlaw, pedagogical
psychology : W. H. Hand, school su?
pervision; J. I. Cain, English gram?
mer and liteature: C. W. Bain, Latin
and Greek: A. G. Rembert, Latin
and Greek ; O. J. Bond, algebra and,
geometry; Annie E. Bonham, obser?
vation and- practice work; Minnie
Macfeat, kindergarten principle; E.
L. Hughes, georgaphy; Jas. P.
Kinard, English composition ; Mary
H. Leonard, methods in language
training; Frank Evans, Frye's geo?
graphy ; Augusta A. Dunbar, methods
in elementary arithmetic; Carrie P.
McMakin, sight singing, and Mrs. E.
E. Means, talks on leading South
At the end of the course a "Written
examination will be held as an essen?
tial part of the work and all persons
: who may have stood these successful?
ly will be entitled to state certificates
to teach, provided 90 per cent, has
The dormitories and boarding de?
partment of Winthrop college will be
at the service of the summer school.
Five hundred teachers can be accommo?
dated. The dormitories are supplied
with everything necessary. Each one
who wishes a room in the college will
so state in the proper place in the ap?
plication to the state superintendent
of education, stating, when possible,
roommate desired. When air admis?
sions have been determined, the list
of students desiring dormitory accom?
modations will be forwarded to Presi?
dent Johnson, who will notify them of
the number of their room, and will
send them trunk tags which will in?
sure the prompt delivery of their bag?
gage at small >cost.
The dormitories will be open for the
summer school students the morning
of June 24th, and dinner will be serv?
ed on that day and on the 24th of
July, the day after the close of the
school. Late supper will be served on
the evening of the 24th of June for the
accommodation of students arriving
on the evening northbound trains of
the Southern Railway.
Board for the session, single beds,
two in the room, will be$14.25. When
students are forced to leave before the
end a refund will be made, the charge
for the shorter time being, however,
at the rate of $1 a day, or $5 a week.
Visitors who come to inspect the
schools will be boarded at the same
rate, if there is room for them, or
will be aided to find pleasant accom?
modations near the college.
No meals will be served in the dor?
mitories, but the regular college in
firmary, with its kitchen, dining
room and other conveniences for the
care of the sick will be kept open.
It is to meet this expense than an
additional twenty-five cents is charged.
This fee will cover nursing, care and
diet, but not medicine! or the care of
a pbyiscian. The infirmary is con?
nected with the dormitries by a cover?
Round trip tickets for one fare
(three cents a mile) will be sold from
from all points in South Caroilna on
the 24tb, 25th and 26th of June.
--A lecturer on the mistakes of his?
tory says that Ethan Allen did not
utter at" the taking of Fort Ticon?
deroga the ringing phrase associated
with that event in the mind of every
schoolboy. Instead of informing the
British commander that he demanded
the surrender of the stronghold "in
the name of the great Jehovah and
the Continental Congress," he shout?
ed : "Come out of that, you old rat. "
Fancy flower baskets of many sizes,
shapes and prices can be had at H. G.
Osteen it Co. 's book store. The stock
is large and tho prices as low as it is
possible to make them. If you expect
to send flowers to a friend during com?
mencement weekjfvou will need a pret?
ty basket. May 27-3t.
The meeting of the board of trustees
of Clemson College, which will take
place on June 4, will doubtless be of
greater importance than the people of
the State generally think. It is said
by a Greenville man, who is in a posi?
tion to know, that Dr. Hartzog will
demand a thorough investigation of
his record as president and of the
recent trouble at the college. It is
thought that such an investigation
will make some surpriinsg disclosures.
LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHED.
A charter has been issued to the
Sumter Planing Mill, of Sumter: E.
Ii. Witherspoon, president and general
manager; D. W. Cuttino, treasurer;
H. Harby, D. W. Cuttino, E. L.
Witherspoon and John;E. Whitden,
The Bishopville papers are com?
plaining that rents are too high in
that town and that property owners
have placed too high a valuation on
lots. Instead of complaining, the
Bishopville newspapers should be con?
gratulating their citizens on these evi?
dences of growth and prosperity.
Higher rents and the increase in real
estate values are the first fruits of the
new county boom.
The dance at the Sumter Club Mon?
day evening was well attended and was
most thoroughly enjoyed by the many
young people present. The new or?
chestra, recently organized through
the efforts of Mr. D?vid Winn, made
its first public appearance and every?
one was delighted with the music.
While the organization is new, every
member is a thorough musician, and
they play together as well as if the or?
chestra was an organization of many
Jenkins Bros.' store in the Masonic
Temple building was visited Monday
and yesterday by a large number of
ladies, who. called to see the really
beautiful display of lace, embroidery
and other fancy work, as well as
plain needle work on exhibition
there in connection with an agency
for the New Home Sewing Machine
recently accepted by Jenkins Bros.
The display was shown by two repre?
sentatives of the New Home Co., who
gave practical demonstrations of the
operation of the machine and instruct?
ed all interested how to produce
on the machine similar work to that
The cards of candidates for comity and
State offices will be inserted in this column
countinuously until the Primary Election
for Five ($5) Dollars, payable cash in ad?
SUPT. OF EDUCATION.
We present to the voters of Sumter
county at the primary election the name
of S. Dwight Cain for the office of County
Superintendent of Education. Mr. Cain
is thoroughly qualified, and has been con?
stantly engaged in teaching in this, his
native county, and Richland, the past six
Thc man who insures his life Ss
wfct? for his family?
The man who insures his health
is wise both for bis family and
You may insure health by guard?
ing it. It is worth guarding, -
At the first attack of disease,
which generally approaches
through the LIVER and mani?
fests itself in innumerable ways
And save your hearth*
Yon can make 70m' har- '
Bess os so ft as a glove
lind as tough as wire by
using EUREKA Har?
u?sa Oil. Yon can
lengthen its life-make It
last twice as long aa it
makes a poor looking har?
ness like new. Mac;e of
pure, heavy bodied oil, es?
pecially prepared to with?
stand the weather.
in cans-ail sizes.
Mite bj STANDARD OIL 00.
College S?teMp ai
The examinations for the award of
vacant scholarships in Wimihrop College
and for the admission of new student?, w?l
be held at the County Court House on Fri?
day, July 11th, at 9 a. m.
Applicants must not be less than fifteen
years of age.
When scholarships are vacated after
July 11th, they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at this exami?
The next session will open September
For further information and a catalogue
address Pr?s. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill,
May 26-July 11-1 a w.
Just received a fresh lot of Crepe
paper 8c. a roll. H. G. Osteen & Co,
Detective stories of all kinds at H.
G. Osteen & Co's book store.
Flower baskets to suit alL H. G.
Osteen & Co.
SUMTER, S. C.
We have jn?t re?
ceived a new lot
of Ladies' Col?
lara Ail the new
J. RYTTENBERG & SONS.