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TiM SUMTES watchman, Established April, isso? "Be Just and Fear not?Let all the Ends thou Aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God's and Truth's." the true southron. Established Jone ! see
Cosoli ate Aug. 2,1881. SUMTER. S. CL "WEDNESDAY. JUNE 11. 1908. New Series-Tol. XXI. No. 45
othing but the Most Universal Satisfaction is Heard
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New Home" Sewing Machine
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he made at reduced rates.
All commonicfttiona which sabe?rve private
interests will becbarged forjas ad versiemects.
Obituaries and tributes of respects will be
charged for.
Thb Grounds Upon Which the Petition
lljgpd Rule Against Lee County are Based.
^olttisMa, June 8.?TheJSght agaiist
. ? focSmt?oiL?f Lee'Couirty is. npw
?n- in earnest^ The ioilo~:' r.:s t-he
fell text ol'j?ie timers ?led is ifche case
:ore the,' Supr?me Conxt and the
Temporary ^junction: - issued";lay that
The State of Souti)s< arolina?-in the
Supreme Court', April ^?rm, 19 2;
William W. Fraser, H?iiry Y. Dn
Bose, W. Edward Dick,Thomas D.
DuBose*. Thomas M. .Bradley,
James Mi Ross, Sydney IV Hurst,
J. L.. GiUis, Joseph D.'Ci?irk. Ed
vard J. Goodman, Samuel T. Gard
ner, W- Lu.Cly-burn and Thomas J.
McCutchen, Petitioners,
. A. James. J. E. McCutchen, W.
. Shaw, Edwin Wilson, W. M.
Kelly. A. E. Skinner. A. . Lee,
A. Johnson and John F. Matthews,
as Commissioners of Lee County,
To the Honorable, the Chief Justice
and Associate Justices of the Sur
BS^reme Court of South Carol na:
The plaintiffs above named, who
bring this action as welt for them
selves as for ail others, citizens of the
territory embraced within the boun
daries of the so called County of Lee,
a?s may come in and contribute to the
expenses of this action, petition and
1. That a petition signed by sundry
citizens of Sumter, Kershaw and
Darlington Counties was filed in
September last with the Governor ot
South Carolina, praying the creation
of a new county, setting forth the
motes and boundaries of th? proposed
new county, and that the acreage,
number of inhabitants and value of
property, as assessed for taxation, in
both new and old counties?and dis
tance of new county line from the
Court Houses of the said ih ree old
counties, were such as would permit
the creation of such new county
under the requirements and restric
tions of the Constitution of South
Carolina of 1895.
2. That petitioners are advised
that no such petition would authorize
the creation of a new county nor an
election therefor unless the petition
therefor was signed by one-third of
the qualified electors of each section
of the proposed now county, and that
' each section," as used in the Consti
tution and Statute means each town
ship, school district or other then ex
isting territorial division; and peti
tioners have been informed and be
lieve that said petition was not sign
ed by one-third of each township,
school district or other territorial di
vision then existing within the limits
of the said proposed new county.
3. On information and belief, that
no survey, nor lawful setting forth of
the actual boundaries of the new cou
ty was made prior to the filing of said
petition and to the election ordered
and held thereunder.
4. That no portion of Rafting Creek
Township was included in the boun
daries as described in said petition
and in the proclamation of the Gover
nor ordering an election as prayed
for in said petition.
5. On information and belief, that
the area, population, and assessed
valuation of property in the proposed
new county and in the said three old
counties, were not accurately ascer
tained, but were estimated by mere
6. That the Court H*>use building
of Sumter County is less than eight
miles from the boundary line of the
said proposed new county.
7. That pursuant to the prayer of
said petition, the Governor of the
State ordered an election to be held
within the'limits of the said proposed
new county on the 22nd day of Octo
ber, 1901, and said election was then
and there held, but because there
was no survey and designation of the
boundary lines prior to said election,
it was impossible for, the managers
always to tell w.ith accuracy which
voters in the vicinity of said boun
daries were within and whichN with
out the limits of the proposed new
8. That the managers and county
election commissioners declared as
a result of said election that two
thirds of the ballots cast separately
! in each of the Counties of Kershaw,
Darlington and Sumter had voted
"yes" on the creation of the county,
and in favor of "Lee" as its name
and ^Bishopville" as its county seat.
9. That after said election had been
held aad before the passage of the Act
of the legislature hereinafter mention
ed, the friends of the said Lee County
cacsed a survey of the new county
lines to oe made and in such sarvey
have changed the lines named in the
said petition to the Governor.
.10. That the result of -said last
mentioned election was certified in
legal form by the commissioners of
election for said three old counties to
the Secretary of State, and by him
was submitted to the General Assem
bly at its next session?ali of which
proceedings were confor-mable to
11. That the General Assembly at
its said session, passed an act, which
was entitled "An act to establish Lee
County,7' and said act was duly ap
proved by the Governor on the 25th
day of February, 1902. The said act
of Assembly purports to create and
establish'the said County of Lee, de
signating the same boundaries as are \
set forth in said petition, providing
for the election of county officers and
others at the general election in
November next, locating it in the
Third Circuit aud in the Seventh
Congressional District, and making
other provisions for the full opera
tion of a county government. But
said act provides for the inclusion of
a portion of Raf ting Creek Township,
notwithstanding no portion of said
Township was included in the boun
daries, named in said petition.
12. The said act also directs the re
spondents to this petition, as Com
missioners of Lee County, "to have
the boundaries of said new county
marked as now surveyed," whereas
the boundaries as then surve3Ted
were different from the boundaries
as named in the petition and in
section 1 of said act, in the following
particulars: (1) The corner in Brad- ]
leyvs field near Kershaw County
line," as called for by the petition
and the act, has been disregarded,
and the line run a mile or more be
yond into Rafting Creek Township.
(2) The line of "Scape O'er Swamp"
as called for by the petition and act.
has been changed, and moved a half
mile away from said swamp and
further from the Court House Build
ing of Sumter County.
13. That the said act also contains
the following provisions: "Sec. 2.
That W. A. James, J. E. McCntchen,
W. R. Shaw, Edwin Wilson, W. M.
Kelly, A. E. Skinner, A. M. Lee, A.
Johuson and John F. Matthews are
hereby appointed Commissioners of
said County of Lee, and they and
their successors in office ar? hereby
authorized to have the boundaries of
said new county marked as now sur
veyed, and to provide a court house
and jail by the erection of suitable
buildings at the county seat, and to
receive and accept in the name aud
for the new County of Lee, any
bonds, money, land or other gifts
donated or hereafter given to have
erected the said public buildings:
Provided, That when the County
Supervisor for said county is elected
and qualified and county commis
sioners are appointed and qualified,
or such county officers as shall then
be elected by law with the authority
now exercised by said supervisors
and commissioners or a board of
commissioners, the above named
commissioners shy 11 then turn over
to the county board of commission
ers or such officers as are then exer
cising their authority, all the public
buildings, if then completed, and
also ail bonds, obligations, land or
money in their hands and belonging
to the said County of Lee, and then
their powers and duties shall cease,
and the county board of commis
sioners or such other officers as shall
succeed to all the rights and powers
of said Commissioners."
14. Tbat upon the establishment of
said Lee county, county officers for
such new county, including clerk of
court, sheriff, probate judge, treas
urer, auditor, supervisor, commis
sioners of election and others, will
be required; additional buildings,
such as court house, jail and poor
house, must be erected; terms of
court must be held, and jurou there
for summoned and empanelled, books
of registration transcribed, and an
j adjustment of indebtedness between
the new county and the old counties
made?all or some of which will
involve an expenditure of money
over and above what would be re
quired if such new county be not
established, and the mo?tiey so ex
pended must be raisd by taxation of
taxable property within the limits of
said new county.
15?That the commissioners ap
pointed by the said Act of Assembly
of 1903 are authorized ariti empower
ed to do acts and make contracts
which will involve the expenditure
of money, which, under the said
act, would be a charge upon all of
thb taxable property of said Lee
county, to wit: to have the bounda
ries of said new county marked as
now surveyed, arid to erect suitable
buildings for court house and jail at
the county seat. .
16. That your petitioners are citi
, zens, electors, free-holders and
taxpayers of the territory .'em
braced within the said Lee
county, opposed to the creation of
I said county; and they submit, as a
'matter of law, that as such oppo
nents they should make known their
opposition and take action to prevent
the formation of such new county
before the same-h as been fully estab
lished. And they further submit that
the said act of the General Assembly
is null and void, and the creation
and establishment of Lee county un
authorized and unconstitutional, for
the reasons that the said Lee county
did not certainly receive the favora
ble yote of two-thirds of the qualified
electors voting in each section of said
proposed new county; did not cer
tainly have the necessary population
and assessed value of property, nor
leave the necessary population and
assessed value of property , in the
three old counties from which it was
carved; has not the boundaries in
the Act that was designated in the
petition and should have controlled
the election; and has cut the county
of Sumter "within eight miles of its
Court House building.
Wherefore, your petitioners pray
that the defendants, as commission
ers of Lee county, may be enjoined
from doing or performing any act or
duty imposed upon them by the terms
of the said act of Assembly of 1902.
And your petitioners, as in duty
bound, will ever pray and so forth.
Robt. W. Shand,
Attorney for Petitioners.
The following is the Order of the
"On hearing the petition in the
above stated case, dated and verified
3ist of May, 1902, and on motion of
R. W. Shand, attorney for petition
ers, it is ordered that the defendants
above named show cause before this
Court why the injunction prayed for
in the petition should not be granted,
and that they serve a copy of their
return to this rule on the attorney for
petitioners within twenty days after
service upon them. Let the petition
be filed with the Clerk of this Court
and a copy of said petition and of
this order be served within seven
days from this date, 2nd June, 1902.
Y. J. Pope,
Senior Associate Justice Presiding.
A Gentle Hint.
In our style of climate, with its sudden
changes of temperature,?rain, wind and
sunshine often intermingled m a single
day,?it is no wonder that onr children,
friends and relatives are so frequer-.tly
taken from ns by neglected colds, half the
deaths resulting directly from this cause.
A bottle of Boschee's German Syrup kept
about your home for immediate use will
prevent serions sickness, a large doctor's
bill, and perhaps death, by the ose of three
or four doses. For cnring Consumption,
Hemorrhages, Pneumonia, Severe Coughs,
Croup, or any disease of the Throat or
Lungs, its success is simply wonderful as
your druggist will tell you. Get a sample
bottle from DeLorme's Pharmacy or
Sumter Pharmacy. Regular size, 73 cts.
Get Green's Special Almanac.
Flower baskets to suit all. H. G.
Osteen & Co.
But Shot Kim to Death and Nailed
Body to Telegraph Pole.
Walterboro, June .?Jim Black was
lynched at New Road last night for
the murder of Mrs. J. Jones, a
month ago. The information is that
Jim Black was carried from Savan
nah, where he had been apprehended,
to Ravenel for a hearing before Magis
trate Behling. As soon as he had
been identified as the one seen near
the place at the time of the crime he
offered to tell them all about it if they
would not burn him. They promised.
He then said that he himself had kill
ed Mrs. Jones and threw her in the
goat.^house, while Cain Ford, Ned
Pryor and a negro whose name could
not be learned watched : that the pur
pose of the killing was for robbery, he
having been told by one of the hands
that Mr. Jones had money in the
house. He also told of a number of
other robberies that had been com
mitted and a * number they had
He was shot to death, after which
they hung his body to a telegraph pole
by nailing his hands with a railroad
"spike. A placard was then placed on
his body.
Cain Ford is here in jail. Ned Pryor
was killed some time ago while at
tempting to escape. There are two
reports as to the other negro impli
cated : one is that he was found dead
in the swamp about two weeks ago
and the other is that he lives several
miles from Ravenel an? that the mob
is now in search of him.
Women Show Their Scorn.
Worcester, Mass., June 6.?One of
the most sensational scenes ever wit
nessed in a church in this city was
enacted at St. John's Roman Catholic
Church yesterday, when Mary E.
Donaher, a teacher in the public
schools of Worcester, was married to
Dr. Maurice W. Quinn, a dentist, of
Brocton. As the wedding party en
tered the church it was met by hisses
from 1,000 women, who had apparently
gathered for that particular prupose.
A detail of police was present to pro-,
tect the bride and groom, but they
were entirely powerless to maintain
order. The women rnshed by and
around them, close to the wedding
party, and gave vent to their feelings
in no uncertain manner.
The demonstration grew out of the
attempted shooting of Dr. Quinn sev
eral days ago by Miss Bertha Condon,
of this city, who asserted Quinn had
betrayed her under promise of mar
An Historic Trowel.
The trowel used in laying the cor
nerstone of the Central Presbyterian
Church Monday is an object of great
interest and veneration, esepcially to
It is of sterling silver, with an ivory
handle, and was first used by the
Marquis Lafayette in laying the cor
nerstone of the monument to the
Baron De Kalb in 1825. It was made
especially for that occasion, and was
for many years in the possession of
private persons at Camden, but event
ually passed into the hands of the
grand lodge of Masons in this State.
The Marquis Lafayette was an emi
nent Mason, and on the occasion of his
visit to America in 1825 he made a
special visit for the purpose of offi
ciating at the laying of the cornerstone
of the monument to the memory of his
friend and companion in arms, Baron
De Kalb.
The Lafayette trowel is one of the
most highly prized relics in the posses
sion of the grand lodge.?Anderson
- mm ? $ ? -
A Real Friend.
"I suffered from dyspepsia and indiges
tion for fifteen years,'' says W. T. Sturde
vant, of Merry Oaks, N. C. "After I had
tried many doctors and medicines to no
avail one of my friends persuaded me to
try Kodol. It gave immediate relief. I
can eat almost anything I want now and
my digestion is good. I cheerfully recom
mend Kodol." Don't try to cure stomach
trouble by dieting. That only further
weakens the system. You need wholesome,
strengthening food. Kodol enables you to
assimilate what you eat by digesting it
without the stomach's aid. J. S. Hughson
Session of the Citadel Academy
Drawing to a Close.
Special to The Daily Item.
Charleston, S. C, June 6.?The ses- i
sion at the Citadel is fast drawing to a
close now, and a few more weeks will
find the cadets entering upon their
vacation. Although much time has
been lost this year, cn account of the
Exposition, the standard has been
raised, and each class is two month in
advance of what has been accomplish
ed heretofore in the same class. Until
this year a general average of 9, out
of 15, was required for four years in
order to graduate, but at the annual
meeting of the Board of Visitors last
June it was decided that every cadet
must make an average of 10 out of 15
each year in order to pass into a high
er class.
The commencement exercises of the
literary societies will be held in the
Hibernian Hall on the evening of the
27th. On the 30th academic com
mencement exercises will take place.
At.that time thirty-eight more young
men will hold diplomas from an insti
tution of which the United " States
Adjutant and Inspector General, in
his report to the War Department after
an inspection, said: "It is second to
none, and is so superior that it must
be classed alone. " It is expected that,
in addition to their deplomas, seven
of the graduates will receive the degree
of Bachelor of Science. An average
of 85 per cent, or more on the studies
of the four years' course is required in
order to confer this degree upon grad
The battalion spent the afternoon
and evening of the closing day of the
Exposition at'the grounds. There was
a large crowd present. The Midway
was especially lively after dark.
Prominent among the features of the
day was a sham battle between the
Third regiment, on one side, and the
United States marines, the cadets of
the South Carolina Military Academy,
and the cadets of the Porter Military
Academy on the other. After the bat
tle regimental parade was held.
The Citadel is an institution for
the education and training of the
young men of our State, and, accept
ing the statement of those who have
watched its progress, it has admirably
done its work. The beneficiary
cadets, which compose about half the
corps, are sixty-eight in number.
However, there is no distinction made
between beneficiary and pay cadets.
Few people have any esimate of the
course of training and toe curriculum
which this institution affords, aside
from the military training, which is
complete in every detail.
Cuba Will be Short Lived.
Washington, June 4.?Mr. John G.
Carlisle, of New York, is in the. city,
on important legal business. Mr.
Carlisle has recently returned from
Cuba. While there he met a number
of the best and most intelligent class
of people who reside in that country.
They were nearly unanimous in their
.opinion that Cuba as a republic would
not last. Some thought that it would
hold together for six months, and
others for a year, but few, if any, be
lieved that it would last longer than a
year or so. It was generally conceded
that the United States would take
Cuba under its protecting wing by an
nexation inside of two years, and the
wealthy and business interests of tbe
country regarded it as a "consumma
tion devoutly to be wished."
Read It in His Newspaper.
George Schaub, a well known German
citizen of New Lebanon, Ohio, is a cons
tant reader of the Dayton Volkszeitung.
He knows that this paper aims to advertise
only the best in its columns, and when he
saw Chamberlain's Pain Balm advertised
therein for lame back, he did not hesitate
in buying a bottle of it for his wife, who
for eight weeks had suffered with the most
terrible pains in her back and could get no
relief. He says: "After using the Pain
Balm for a few days my wife said to me,
feel as though born anew,' and before
using the entire contents of the bottle the
unbearable pains had entirely vanished and
she could again take up her household
duties." He is very thankful and hopes
that all suffering likewise will hear of her
wonderful recovery. This valuable lini
ment is for sale by Dr. A. J. China.
Emblems That Have Been Chosen
in Twenty Commonwealths.
At the annual luncheon of the Mas
sachusetts Floral Emblem Society in
this city on Monday, .May' , says the
Boston Herald, Mrs. Allen Richardson
read a short paper on *1 The True His
tory of the National Floral Emblem
Society of America. " The national
flower movement in America "was start
ed at Ardmore Pa, in December, 1886
when Margaret B. Harvey wrote the
original national flower poem, "Valley
Forge Arbutus, " containing the now
popular phrase "national flower."
Mr. John . Roberts, editor of
the Phoenixville Messenger,, published
near Valley Forge, wrote- the first
editorial on the "national flower,"
giving due credit to the poem.
The national society as yet has not
pushed its work for the national
flower, believing that the States would
better first awaken local interests by
selecting State emblems. Twenty
States have already performed this
office. : "With the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition before us, such a>. congress
is being planned for decisi?n as to the
national flower.
Miss Helena Richardson, State
councillor on publication, ; who has
corresponded with the governors of
various States in regard to the fiorai
emblems, gave brief extracts " from
their replies, showing choice of State
flowers as follows:
Colorado, blue and white columbine,
{ chosen in 1S99; Delaware, peach blos
som, chosen many years ago ; Maine,
I pine cone and tassel ; Michigan, ap
j pie bosscms, 1S97 : Montana, bitter
j root, 1895 ; Nebraska, golden rod, 1S95 ;
Oklahoma, mistletoe, 1893; Oregon,
grape, 1899: Utah, sago lily, lS92i
Vermont, clover, 1894; Californar
poppy? ?eorga, Cherokee rose; Ida
ho, syrigna; Kansas, sunflower; Min
nesota, moccasin flower; Nevada, sage
brush ; Washington State, rhododend
ron: Arkansas, cactus, and New
Hampshire, oak branch and acorn.
Happy Time in Old Town.
"We felt very happy," writes R. N. Bevili,
Old Town, Va., "when Bncklen's Arnica
Salve wholly cured our daughter of a bad
case of scald head." It delights all who
j use it for Cuts, Corns, Bums, Bruises, Boils,
1 Ulcers, Eruptions. Infallible for Piles.
I Only 25c at J. F. W. DeLorme's drug store.
Shoots Twenty-one Miles.
Arrangements are being made at Fort
Hamilton,New York harbor,for mount
ing the new 16-inch gun which has
been in course of construction at the
Watervliet Arsenal for the past four
years. The gun will be placed at the
fort as soon as it has been officially
tested at the Sandy Hook proving
grounds. The test is awaited eagerly
I by all the gun makers of the world.
It is claimed the gun will hurl a shell
twenty-one miles. In order to dis
charge the gun it wiil require 1,000
pounds of powder and a 3,000 pound
projectile. The weight of the gun is
150 tons.
Baking Powder
Most healthfu?
leavener in
the world.
Goes farther.

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