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WEftSESD&V, IfflUE 4 ?902.
The Sitmter Watchman was toundeo
io and th? True Southron in 1866
The Wakhman and Southron now has
lae combiaea eirculation and influence
of both of the old papers, and is mani
iistly the best advertising medium in
PRESS ASSOCIATION AT GEORGETOWN.
Tho meetings of the Press Asoscia
tioa at Georgetown last week was pro
nounced by all to have been one of the
pleasantest occasions of the kind for
many years. The attendance was
larger than for several years past, the
weather was delightful, and thejpeo
ple of Georgetown did everything
possible to add to the enjoyment of
the editors and their friends who ac
A (Kjmmi ttee of citizens met the
Press Association at Lanes, and made
assignments for homes before the
party reached Georgetown, the people
of Georgetown having made arrange
ments to take the editors and ladies
to their homes. On alighting from the
car?, we found the Atlantic hotel and
other buildings decorated with bunt
ing and electric lights and banners of
*4 Welcome* 9 stretched across the street.
These decorations and banners were
found displayed-in other parts of the
city ala), and the " Weicome,,; feature
was met on all occasions and needed
no banner to indicate where to expect
The Palmetto Club had a banner
stretched with the inscription, " Your
JSome, ?* and ? its members were lavish I
in their kindness and attentions.
A boat expulsion on the bay and
down to the jetties on Thursday, a
carriage drive on Friday around the
city and through the extensive plant
of the Atlantic Coast Lumber Com
pany (the largest of its kind in the
world), and a superb banquet on Fri
day night were some of the leading
^features with which the editorial party
- The banquet was, *we were in
i- formed, a duplication, but on a more
extensive scale, of the one given to
President Cleveland by the George
town people. It was generally pro
nounced by the members of the Asso
ciation to have eclipsed all former
banquets, of their experience.
The sessions of the Association
were held in the Court House and
were quite harmonious. President E.
- H. AulL who has held that position
for about eleven years, was re-?lected,
-as was also the ef?cient Secretary, C.
'CL Langston, and Treasurer A. Kohn.
" The Harris White Stone Lithia
Springs was voted as thej?leee of the
next meeting, th? Executive Commit
tee having power to make a change if
Georgetown is one of the oldest set-,
tied places in the State, and was laid
out with straight and wide streets and
sidewalks, along which have been
planted oaks that now arch the streets
and afford abundant shade.
There are many evidences of the
growth and prosperity of the city, of
which we shall take occasion to speak
* If Senator McLanrin Tesigns, whom
will Go vernor McSweeeny appoint ? It
is safe to predict .that the appointee
will not be one of the avowed senator
The Memphis -business men entered
suit against five railroads for conspir
ing to maintain excessive freight rates
on cotton. It? is to be "hoped that the
suit will succeed and that means may
be found to punish the railroads for
unjust d esc rimi nation against ? any
particular city. -If Memphis wins the
fight other and smaller places that
suffer under even greater exactions
than Memphis wiii be encouraged and
appeal to the courts for justice.
Political circles are agitated over
the prospective resignation of Sena
tor McLaur?n, to accept an appoint
ment said to have been tendered him
by President Roosevelt. This is not
the first time that " McLanrin rumors
have agitated the politicians; but
there is more apt to be some grounds
for the rumor than there have been
heretofore, inasmuch as McLanrin has
lost his influence in this State and his
term in the Senate draws near its
close. The period of his usefulness to
the administration is ended and the
time for his reward is at hand. If
faithful service of new friends and
betrayal of old friends who honored
and trusted him merit reward, Sena
tor McLanrin should be billeted in a
lifetime job at a big salary.
W. L. Harris, who has been nomi
nate: for postmaster of Charleston by
President Roosevelt, will probably
never occupy the office. He is nut a
citizen of South Carolina, and his
nomiration is nothing more nor less
than a revival of carpetbagism.
Senator Tillman has already de
clared to prevent his confirmation by
the Senate, and as he has the facts on
his side his fight can hardly fail to
succeed. President Roosevelt has
made a great mistake in naming Har
ris, and Charleston is indignant over
METHODIST FEMALE COLLEGE.
The State, of Columbia, speakingOf
the efforts now being made by the
Sumter delegation to. secure the remov
al of the Columbia Female College to
this city, says: "Every denomination
was represented by the commi tttee,
showing that all the business men of
Sumter as wel| want the college.
Those who extended the invitation
from Sumter were Rev. J. W. Kilgo,
presiding elder ; Mayor A. B. Stuckey,
who is a 'thoroughbred' and always
looking out for something to build up
Sumter; Mr. J. M. Knight, editor of
the Sumter Herald and an enterpris
ing young bsuiness man ; Hon; Bich
ard I. Manning, senator from Sumter
Connty; Mr. Neill ODonnell, a
wealthy and public spirited merchant;
Mr. W. M. Graham, a well known
horse man : Mr. O. G. Rowland and
Mr. E. W. Moise. These gentlemen
represent the religious and business
interests of Sumter. ' ' it
Lee County Enjoi.ied.
The State Supreme Court has grant
ed a temporary injunction against Lee
County. The writ is made returnable
in twenty day<?. No further proceed
ings can therefore be taken by the
officials in the formation of the new
county until the court shall have
passed upon the question of its crea
Mr. E. W. Shand appears on behalf
of those who seek to enjoin the new
county, whilst Judge Hudson repre
sents the advocates of the new terri
In the absence of Judge Klugh, who
was called homokin consequence of the
illness of his son, Judge Purdy is hold
ing court at Florence this week.
Among the important cases to be tried
at this term of court is the Smith
Dennis arson case, the defendants be
ing accused of having caused the
rceent disastrous fire at Timmcn'sville.
The trial has been set for Friday.
Class Day Exercises.
This is commencement season at the
South Carolina College, Columbia,
and The Daily Item acknowledges,
with thanks, an invitation to the class
day exercises of the senior class, which
will be held on Monday morning, June
9, in the college chapel. Sumter is
represented in the class roll by
Messrs. Charles Ryttenberg, who is
the historian for the occasion, James
William Brearly, James Henly Mills
and James Henry Spann.
For the information of the Bishop
ville Leader we will state that the city
of Sumter is not required to return
for taxation that part of the City Hall
used for municipal purposes. The part
rented is returned for taxation at a
valuation fixed by a special agent for
the Comptroller General, who, after
making an effort to force the city to
pay taxes on the full value of the City
Hall, found out that municipal corpo
rations are not required to pay taxes
on any property devoted to public pur
poses. As to the comparative cost of
the Sumter City Hall and the Bishop
ville Opera House we are not prepared
to speak, having no knowledge of the
cost of the latter building, and can
only inform the Beader that the City
Hall cost between $32,000 and $33,000.
GROWTH OF COTTON IS CHECKED.
Weekly Bulletin of the Weather
and the Crops.
Columbia; June 4.?Below is given
the weekly bulletin of the condition
of the weather and crops of the State
issued Tuesday by Director Bauer of
the South Carolina section of the
United States weather bureau :
The avorage temperature for the
week ending Monday, June 2d, was
about 72 degrees, which is nearly
degrees below normal. There was a
maximum of 98 degrees at Seivern and
Longshore on the 25th and a mini
mum of 38 degrees at Clover on the
28th and 29th. Light frost was noted
in Greenville, Oconee and Spartan
burg counties. There was an abun
dance of bright sunshine, early in the
week, but generally cloudy weather
prevailed at its close. During the
middle of the week, the relative humid
ity ranged from only 30 to 40 per
cent, of saturation, which had a
wilting effect on vegetation.
Severe thunder storms occurred on
the 25th over the north central and
northeastern counties, accompanied by
damaging high winds and destructive
hail" in the east central and north
central groups of counties, with heavy,
washing rains in Lancaster county.
Light local showers prevailed at the
close of the week over the western
counties. While a few localities were
benefitred by the dry weather, by far
the greater portion of the State is
suffering for rain, and the need is
most urgent in the southwestern and
northwestern groups of counties, from
Aiken northwestward, where over a
large portion no beneficial rains have
fallen in from four to five weeks.
The week gave favorable weather
for general farm work, and for riaV
ding fields of grass and weeds, but i&
was unfavorable for the growth and
development of most field crops, on ac
count of low sight temperatures and
The growth of cotton was checked,
to a considerable extent, by the cool
weather, which also favored the devel
opment of lice that now infest a large
portion of the crop. Stands are good,
generally, and the crop has received
unusually good cultivation, with fields
clean and in fine tilth. Squares have
formed in a few localities. There was
a slight improvement in the condition
of sea island cotton.
Corn was also unfavorably affected
by the cool weather, but generally con
tinues to look well. Bottoms are be
ing planted, where not too dry, but
cutworms and bill bugs are very de
structive on such lands. Some fields
have been laid by, and early corn has
begun to tassel. In the western por
tion of the State corn is tuning yel
Tobacco has improved, and now
looks promising, but stands are irregu
lar in places. Rice* is in very fine con
dition, with planting still in progress.
?Vheat does hot show any improve
ment, as it ripens, except that it is a
full crop in a few localities. Its aver
age condition is poor and almost a
failure in places. Some has been har
vested. Oats are ripening rapidly, nd
harvesting made favorable progress
under excellent weather conditions.
The dry weather is detrimental to
spring sown oats.
Watermelons look well. Cane ?has
good stands. Large quantities of
beans and white potatoes and cucum
bers are being shipped. Gardens are
generally poor, owing to the dry
weather. Peache3 and other fruits
continue to drop extensively, although
in places fruits of all kinds promise to
be abundant. Peaches and plums are
ripening and shipments of the former
have begun. A. general heavy rain and
warmer weather would improve crop
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THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINI.
Current Events in the Palmetto
State Laconically Recorded.
?'While being lowered from the top
of the Ai ken waterworks tower, Wil
liam Albert, one of the men employed
in its erection, fell 83 feet. He was
badly jarred and was carried to his
hotel on a stretcher.. No bones were
broken, and at last accounts he was
?The corner-stone of the new
edifice of the Central Presbyterian
Church at Anderson was laid Monday,
with imposing ceremones. The cor
ner-stone for the new Trinity (Meth
dist) Church, Charleston, was also
laid Monday. This will be one of the
handsomest church structures in the
?While on a raid for illicit distil
lers in the Dark Corner section of
Greenville County on Saturday night
United States Marshal Alexander S.
Phillips fell from an embankment to
the depth of twenty feet. Every bone
in his right leg was broken and his
hips and back were serionsly injured.
The last report was that he was still
alive, but his death is momentarily
?Mrs. Abb. Young, of Equality,
Anderson County, was found dead in
the cow lot the other morning. It is
thought she went there to milk or give
milk to the pig.
?Near Lowndesville, on Tuesday,
Will Simpson shot and killed Jones
Hall. They quarreled about the own
ership of a mower. One of Hall's sons
shot Simpson, inflicting a painful
wound. Simpson surrendered to the
authorities. Both whitel
?The Colored Normal and Indus
trial College at Orangeburg has ap
plied for permission to remove their
exhibit from the Charleston exposi
tion to the negro exhibition which
will be held in Chicago this fall.
Permission was readily granted by the
?Mr. J: T. Gantt, of the secretary
of State's office, has discovered a rare
document in some of the old books
around the office. The document is
a roll for the state convention in 1798
and contanis the vote on whether or
not the president of the United States
should serve two years or four. It is
noticeable that in the vote the low
country voted almost solidly for four
years and the up country against it.
The name of Wade Hampton, General
Hampton's grandfather, is on the list.
?There is a "boom" of large
dimensions in the State for the ap
pointment of Col. Wilie Jones; of Co
lumbia, by the Governor to serve out
the unexpired term of Senator McLan
rin, when that gentleman resigns, to
become a Judge of the Court of
?The report from the committee on
interstate and foreign commerce to
authorize the Charleston Suburban
and Summerville Railway Company to
construct two bridges across Ashley
river has been filed with the clerk of
the. House. The report was prepared
by Representative Davis, of Florida.
At the first opportunity it is under
stood that unanimous consent will be
asked for its passage.
NOTES OF THE DAY
Queen Alexandra has the most
costly pair of opera glasses in the
world, made of platinum and set
with diamonds, rubies and sapphires.
They were made express ty for her in
Vienna at an expense of $25,000.
Another delightful feaure of the
Philippine Islands of which but little
mention has so far been made is the
number of lepers that they contain.
There are said to be 12,000 in all.
A movement is on foot to center the
farmers cf Kansas in a co-operative
branch of the Vrooman Co-operatipve
Company, to be known as the Wheat
and Flour Western Co-operative Com
pany. The object is to eliminate wheat
speculators and middlemen, and also
to head off the talked-of flour trust.
It is stated that Senator Tillman
will offer the bill recently introduced
by Reprseentaive Latimer for the re
lief of the Charleston Exposition as an
amendment to one of the big' appropri
ation bills. Which one he will add it
to has not been definitely decided
upon. There appears to be no hope
for the passage of the Latimer measure
as a separate bill through the House
of Representatives. The members of
the South Carolina delegation admit
that its only chance lies in its being
added as a rider to an approprino^ bill.
On the receipt of the news of the
conclusion of peace in South Africa,
the Pope expressed his joy, adding, "1
hope to close my eyes on world-wide
Several measures have been intro
duced recently in the House of Repre
sentatives for the erection of monu
ments to the memory of revolutionary
heroes. The erection and unveiling of
the Rochambeau statue has appeared
to have given the movement to erect
monuments to these patriots an im
petus. Among the measures now pend
ing are two introduced by members of
the South Carolina delegation. The
one introduced by Representative
Lever for a monuemnt to Gen. Sumter
has been referred to heretofore, and
this meaasure provides for the erection
of this monument at Sumter. The
other measure was~introduced by Rep
resentative Scarborough, and provides
for the erection of a monument to the
memory of Gen. Marion, also of
South Carolina fame. Both of these
measures are still pending before the
library committee of the House.
It is the opinion of a writer in the
Christian Work that churches are
spending too much money in useless
show. The church property in the
United States is ? valued at $900,000,
000, much of which, according to this
author, "is represented in splendid
and costly edifices, idle and empty
monuneents, cold, stately, and magni
ficent?but nothing more. ' '
NAVAL MEDICAL SCHOOL
In line with the proposal of the
governm?nt to make Washington the
home of Federal education, Secretary
Moody has given instructions for he
transfer to Washington of the medical
school at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
This school will be located in the
building now occupied by the Museum
of Naval Hygiene.
Rear Admiral Rixey, surgeon general
of the navy, sajs that the Navy De
partment proposes to assign- to this
school imediately efter appointment
every young medical officer who en
ters the service. He will there be
grounded in the rudiments of his
work as a naval officer and will also be
given an opportunity to complete, his j
professional education. Older medi- j
cal officers will eventually be assigned j
to the school, but this can only be !
done when an increase of the corps is
granted by Congress.
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Hagood, June 2.?Mrs. H. C. Bethea
and Miss Courtenay Atkinson are
visiting friends in Marion.
There is no sickness in the commun
ity. We are faring well up here, with
plenty of milk, butter, eggs, chickens,
blackberries, honey, etc. Everything
looks promising, even the weather.
Crops are fine and farmers are in a
The mail man, Pinckney Dinkins, \
colored, a Hampton Democrat, gave me
a good sign for rain?one of the best,
if not the best, I know of. I give it
to your readers. Look out for rain
when the cow coughs. It will be stir
ring within twenty-four hours.
One of the best and most harmless
remedies I know of for dysentery is a
spoonful of soot, moistered well and
swallowed. Repeat dose if necessary.
I have never known it to fail.
Closing School Exercises.
Mechanicsville, June 2.?By the
kind and courteous consent of Mrs. S.
C. Raffield, a large number of friends
assembled at her residence on the
evening of May 30, by the invitation
of the teachers and children of the
ISrown and Fox Grove schools, to wit
ness their closing exercises, consisting
,of music, tableaux, recitation, &c.
The children did credit to themselves
and honor to their teacher.
"Where all did so well, if there had
been a prize offered for the^one who
did best there would have been a prize
for aiL All who were present would
join me in saving that the children
of the Brown and Fox Grove schools
are not playing "second fiddle" to
any. Though all seemed best, The
pantomine "Jesus, Lover of My
SouV by Miss Floride Myers, was
The music was rendered by the
Sibley String Band and it was "just as
sweet as could be. ' '
The school exercises began at 8.30
o'clock and closed at 11 o'clock, when
the Rev. J. C. Bailey ascended the
stage and gave a thirty-minutes lec
ture, and it goes without saying that
it was to the point.
EVENTS AT WEDGENELD.
Gone to Charleston?Ea rthquake Shock
Wedgefield, May 28.?The following
party left for Charleston yesterday
afternoon : Rev. L. J. Bristow, Messrs.
E. E. Aycock and Singleton Barnwell,
Mrs. J. E, Aycock, Mrs. F. M.
Dwight, Misses Bettie Aycock, Eallie
Singleton and Bessie Aycock.
The ladies of the Baptist Church
will give an ice cream festival at the
residence of Mr. W. H. Ramsey on
Friday evening, from 8 till 11 o'clock.
Mr. Jeter Strange left for Alabama,
a few days ago, where a position
awaits him with a contracting firm.
J The earthquake shock that was felt
m Augusta and elsewhere last Satur
day was felt here also at 9.25 p. m.
?J Oat rating is in progress now. The
crop, though, is shorter than in years.
Corn and cotton are looking fine. It
is feared the cool weather will cause
lice to take the cotton.
J Mrs. B. F. Thompson, of Union, is
on a visit to her father, Mr. W. B.
Mr. Nellie Andersen, of* Summer
ton, paid us a flying visit this week.
Mrs. B. P. Kelley returned from
Greenville yesterday, where she has
been attending the comencement exer
cises of Chicora College.
The closing exercises of the Mayes
ville Educational and Industrial Insti
tute were held on last Friday even
ing, commencing at 8 o'clock. The
school is conducted by Emma J. Wil
son, is in a flourishing condition and
is doing a good work.
The cards of candidates for county 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 j
county at the primary election the name
of S. Dwight Cain for the of?ce of County
Superintendent of Education. Mr. Cain
is thoroughly qualified, and has been con
stantly engaged in teaching in this, his
native county, and Kichland, the past six
This popolar remedy sever falls to
Dyspepsia, Constipation, Sick
And ALL DISEASES arising from a
Torpid Liver an d B d Digestion
The natural result is good appetite
and solid flesh. Dose small; elegant
ly sugar coated axid easy to swallow.
Take No Substitute? ??.
TEACHERS' E A A
BY CEDER of the State Superin
! tendent of Education, I will hold, on
I Friday, the 13th of June, in the Court
House at Sumter, an examination of
applicants to teach in the public
schools. All applicants will please be
on hand by 9 a. m.
W. P. BASKIN,
Co. Supt. of Education.
Wintop Colte Ec?sMp asi
The examinations for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop College
and for the admission of new students will
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 Pres. D. B. Johnson, J?ock BS1L
May 26?July 11?1 a w.
Tiie State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF S?MTEB.
By Thos. V. Walsh, Esq., Probate Judge.
Whereas, Stephen M. Boykin made suit
to me to grant him Letters of Adminis
tration of the estate of and effects of
Stephen M. Boykin, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admon
* ish all and singular the kindred and cred
itors of the, said Stephen M. Boykin, late
of said County and State, deceased, that
they be and appear before me in the
Court of Probate, to be held at Sumter C.
R, on ? une 13th, 1902, next, alter publica
tion thereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why the
said administration should not be granted;
Given under my hand this 30th day of
May, A. D. 1902.
THOS. V. WALSH,
May 30?2t Judge of Probate.
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 just re
ceived a new lot
of Ladies' Col
lars. All the new
RYTTERBEBG & SONS