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lBe 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, 1S6 Cosolidated Aug. 2,1881. SUMTER. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 13, 1903. New Series-Yo?. XXII. No. 41 T. B. JENKINS, Jr. No. 12 W. Liberty Street - - Sumter, S. C. C|e MakjjiMt at? Son?|rm K Published Srery Wedaesiay, -BY JV. Gk Osteen, SUMTER, 8. C. TERMS : $1 50 per aa o a cn-in advanced AS71BTI8IXIKT: One Square first insertion.$1 00 Svery subsequent insertion....... 50 Contracts for three months, or longer viii De made at reduced rates. AH communications which subserve private interests will be charged for as ad vertiesen ts. Obituaries and tributes of respects will be charged for. DEMOCRATS WIN IN BALTIMORE. Elect the Mayor and Have a Ma? jority in the City Council. Baltimore, Md, May 6.-The ballots in 304 of the election precincts cast at yesterday's municipal election in this city give Robert M. McLane, democratic candidate for the mayoral? ty, a plurality over Frank M. W?chter, Republican, of 520. The ballots in the remaining four precincts are still up counted, owing to disputes among the judges of election. They are now in possession of the board of election supervisors, who announced today that the boxes will not be opened until to? morrow. It is not thought probable that the count of these ballots will materially change the result in favor of McLane. Mr. W?chter, the Republican candi? date, and his party leaders charge that many ballots cast in his favor have been illegally thrown out, ano they announce that they will appeal to the Courts. The republican candidates for city comptroller and president of the second branch of the city council were elect? ed. The Republicans will have a majority in the second of the city council and the Democrats a majority in the first branch. The Democrats will have a majority on joint ballot, and thus will be able to elect the city register, who is virtually the municipal treasurer. It was announced tonight that coun? sel had been engaged by the Repub? lican leaders to contest the apparent election of Robert McLane, Demo? crat, as mayor of Baltimore over Frank C. W?chter, Republican. The contest will be in the form on an injunction to restrain the election supervisors from issuing a certificate of election to Mr. McLane on the face of the returns. NEG?TAYSASSINATED. Bloodhounds Carry Crime to Door of Victim's Own Sons. Eastover, May 6.-Yesterday even? ing while going toward his home rid? ing a mule, just after dark, Carolina Jones, one of the staunchest colored men of this section, was shot from ambush near his house, about three miles south of Eastover. The weapon used by the would-be asassin was a shot gun loaded with No. 7 shot, the load taking effect in Jones back and face. Dr. Rivers was immediately telephoned for and reports that Jones is seriously wounded and that it may prove fatal. Jones, who has ample means, at once telephoned Sheriff Coleman to send bloodhounds to the scene of the shooting and they arrived over the Atlantic Coast Line at 6 o'clock this morning in charge of Mr. Cathcart. The hounds trailed Jones' own sons to his (Carolina's; house where a gun was found with one empty chamber apparently just shot. From all that can be gathered it seems that three of his own sons did the shooting. However, no arrests have yet been made. It is thought now that Caro? lina will recover. Made Young Again. '*One of Dr. King's New Life Pills each night for two weeks has put me in my 'teens' again" writes D. H. Turner, of Dempseytown, Pa. They're the be^t in the world for Liver, Stomach and Bowels. Purely vegetable. Never gripe. Only 25c at J F. W. DeLorme's Drug Store. A big lot of new paper nov?is re? ceived today by H. G. Osteen & Co. WATER NEEDED IN CHARLESTON. Million Gallons a Day Must be Furnished if Work is to Contin? ue on Navy Yard. Washington, May 6.-There appears to be trouble ahead for Charleston about her navy yard. The navy de? partment has sent a stiff note to the Charleston park commission calling attention to the failure- of the commis? sion to fulfill its contract with the government under which it agreed that 1,000,000 gallons of fresh water per day would be available at all times at the yard. The department insists that immedi? ate steps must be taken to fulfill this contract if the city expects the work on the yard to continue, lt was a similar lack of water which caused the removal of the navy yard from Port Royal to Charleston despite the pro? tests of many naval officers, and the department is determined that if a similar condition of affairs is to ensue at Charleston to take steps in time to protect itself against ancther wasteful j expenditure. This action was forced upon the de- j partment by the threats of all the con? tractors engaged in work at the yard to bring suit against the government for the amount involved in bringing water to the yard. Under their con? tract with the department the latter on the strength of its contract with the park commission agreed to furnish the contractors with 1,000,000 gallons of water per day and the bids were made on this basis. It is claimed that there is an enormous deficiency of water at the yard, and according to the reports of the contractors as well as the officials of the yard, the wells al? ready sunk are by no means adequate to met the demand. About $2,000,000 worth of work has already been con? tracted for by the government at Charleston and the department is somewhat anxious over the condition there as reported to it in the last few days. It is not known how soon the park commission will be able to reme? dy the matter, but the supposition is that the question will be immediately brought before the city council of Charleston for consideration. A TRANSVAAL LOHN. Money For Reconstruction of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. * London, May 6.-In moving in the House of Commons today a formal re? solution guaranteeing the Transvaal loan of $175,000,000 Colonial Secre? tary Chamberlain delivered a long optimistic speech on the future of the new South African colonies. His re? marks were mostly reiteration of former statements. Mr. Chamberlain declined to give thc price or the time of issue of the new loan, but said the prospectus would shortly be issued. He explained that it had been decided to parchase all the existing railways, which would absorb $00,000,000 of the new loan, and $25,000,000 more would be expended as quickly as possible on the development of railways; $12,500, 000 would bo spent on settlement and $10,000,000 on public works. Tim security for the loan was excellent. It would be a charge on the common fund of the two new colonies, the Trans? vaal and range River colonies, whose finances would be administered by the new inter-colonial council, which was about to be created for thc purpose of dealing with the constabulary, rail? way and other matters where the colonies were jointly interested. This would be the commencement of the policy leading to thc federation of South Africa, which, he believed, was near<-r than many persons thought. After some debate the resolution was agreed to. A Sure Thing. It is said that nothing is sure except death and taxes, but that is not altogether true. Dr. King's New Discovery for Con? sumption is a sure cure for all lung and throat troubles. Thousands can testify to that. Mrs. C. B. Van Met re of Shepherd town, W. Va., says "I had a severe case of Bronchitis and for a year tried everything I heard of, but got no relief. One bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery then cured me absolutely." It's infallible for Croup, Whooping Cough, Grip, Pneumonia and Consumption. Try it. It's guaranteed by J. F. W. DeLorme, Druggist. Trial bottles free. Regular sizes 50c, $100, CHARLESTON'S LONG FORGOTTEN CEMETERY. Human Bones Thrown Up in the Streets-Workmen For the New Water System Find Many De? caying Skulls and Coffins. Rotting fragments of coffins and pieces bf skulls, bones and decaying remains of human skeletons were un? covered yesterday by the laborers en? gaged in digging trenches in Magazine and Franklin streets for the pipes of the new Waterworks plant. The first grave was discovered near the corner of Franklin and Magazine streets. The pick of the colored workman cut through the top of the coffin and ex? posed the front of a skull and the bone of an arm. With a gasp the negro dropped his pick and did some astonish? ing footwork, which removed him a dozen yards from the grewsome re? mains. The atttention of Mr. Ned Roach, who is in charge of the gang, was attracted by the tumult and he directed the negroes to continue their digging.. Less than five feet from the first grave another pile of rotting bones and pieces of coffin were un? covered. When the negroes began to dig in Franklin street nearly every stroke of the pick disclosed a human skull, the decaying pieces of couffins and numerous bones. The trench dug from Magazine street to Queen street, in Franklin street, disclosed one continuous line of graves. Working grimly away the sturdy ne? groes plied pick and shovel and tossed into the street the bones of the forgot? ten ancestors of latter day Charles tonians. No effort is being made to preserve the fragments so that they may be interred; they are thrown to one side with the rest of the debris, and will be carted away as old rubbish. Alas, poor Yorick ! There seems little doubt that the tenantry of an old graveyard have been thus rudely disturbed. Whose bones have lain buried in these thoroughfares for so long* a time offers the widest latitude for speculation and conjecture. The oldest inhabitant has thrown up the sponge. No one here about, so far as could be ascertained yesterday, ever heard of a graveyard being located in this section cf the city. From the appearance of the graves ?nd the condition of the bones it is believed that the remains of some of the early settlers of Charleston have been shovelled into the glare of the 20th century. . Tlie foundation of the present City of Charleston was laid in 1680. Thirty houses were built in that year and the records indicate that they were all erected in the neighborhood where these graves were found. According to history this section of the city at that time was the ''resident part" of the town, or for that mattter, the only part of the town that had any resi? dents. Some of the oldest structures in Charleston are to be found near Magazine and Franklin streets, and two hundred years ago this was the favored section of the colony. It is therefore not unlikely that Cuffy and his pick yesterday ripped open the narrow sepulchres of some of the Roundheads and Cavaliers who sought refuge in Carolina mor? than two centuries ago that they might enjoy, liberty of conscience and be free to worship God according to their lights. The coffins, of course, had fallen to decay and crumbled to dust when touched. Many of the bones, however were so well* preserved that their place in the anatomy of man could be determined. A Reporter for The News and Courier unearthed a piece of skull which bore a striking re? semblance to the cranium of a Puri? tan. The same high forehead, narrow? ing near the eyes, which Bonte in his great book has described as character? istic of the Puritan type ol' head, dis? tinguished this skull from others that were tossed out of the trenches. Superstitious negroes living in this i section of the city are much wrought | up at this unseemly desecration of what is probably an old Colonial cemetery. It is safe to predict that the colored citizens of this community will not include Magazine and Frank? lin streets in their future peregrina? tions after nightfall. None of the bodies was buried more than three feet below thc surface of the soil, nor more than five feet from thc centre of the throughfare. Not less than a half hundred graves were uncovered yesterday, and the decay? ing pieces of ribs, skulls and other fragment "of skeletons would, if collect ad, fill a wheelbarow. All of the coffins were so nearly a constituent element of the clay that surrounded them that DO mark of any sort would have been visible. Maps of the city drawn one hundred and fifty years ago have no survey of a burial ground near Frank? lin and Magazine streets, and the available records of two centuries are void of information. When the.se bodies were interred and the circum? stances relating thereto are historic facts padlocked by time-and the key is lost.-News and Courier, May 7. BEEF CUTS. Information for Housewives About Terms Used by Butchers. Most housewives do not understand the terms used by the butcher to de- J >cribe the various cuts into winch the carcass of beef is divided. Therefore, they do not always know what they are buying. Here is some inofrmation on the subject : The whole beef is split into halves, following the centre of the backbone 3r vertebral column from tail to neck. Each half contains a hind and a fore? quarter. . The forequarter is then cut from the hindquarter. These are the processes Df the wholesaler. The "fores" and 'hinds," as they are called, are now ready for the retailer. I The forequarter is cut into two parts -the rack, consisting of set of ribs, and the chuck, or shoulder proper ap to and including the eighth rib. The eighth rib cut shows the blade gristle only on one side. The ninth rib is usually called a chuck, roast. The rack is cut into prime rib, standing or rolled roasts. The chuck is a complicated piece of meat when cut into kitchen pieces by the butcher. Its anatomy yields the following pieces for cooking : Oven and pot roasts, boneless chuck steaks and chuck roasts, cut free of bone and metamorphosed into top and lower Saratoga roasts. The lower cut is the more tender. It has the eye piece, which somewhat resembles the eye of a porter house rolled roast. The chuck yields still more cuts to the wizard of the cleaver. These are the soup and stewing pieces, plate, navel and brisket pieces for corning, oven and pot roasts, made by removing the flesh from the shoulder bones, and chuck steaks cut from the cross rib. In the above disguises the word ''chuck" loses all of its plebeian char? acter. The hindquarter is less complicated, but its dissection is interesting to the culinary economist. This part -of the beef carcass as cut in two; the loin of the beef and tho round, consisting of the leg, top and bottom round, rump and flank. Now comes a steak roll call. The loin of beef is cut by the butcher into top sirloin steaks and roasts, short sirloin, round-bone sirloins, flat bone steaks, hip-bone steaks, boneless sirloin steaks, porter house steaks and roasts. Then there are a Ia mode top round cuts, bottom round cuts for pot roasts and corned beef. The rump goes into steaks and corning pieces, flank steaks and rolled flank pot roasts or corning pieces. If the housekeeper is mystified by the shop vernacular it is because she has not learned tho "geography of the beef cuts," as a Boston culinary student put it. By not knowing her alphabet the purchaser is often im? posed upon and made to pay a higher price for an artistically arranged piece of very cheap meat.-New York Sun. SALE OF ANDERSON BONDS. Anderson, May -The city council has sold 840,000 worth of street im? provement and school bonds to Mc? Donald, McCoy ct Co, of Chicago, who were the highest bidders, at a pre? mium of $900. The bonds run for thirty years, and bear ii per cent interest. A Startling Test. To pave a life, Dr. T. G. Merritt, of No. Mehoopany, l'a., made a startling test re? sulting in a wonderful cure. He writes, ' a patient w;is attacked with violent hemor? rhages, caused hy ulceration of the stom? ach. I had often found Electric Bitters excellent for acute stomach and liver troubles so I prescribed them. The patient gained from the first, and has not had an attack in 14 months." Electric Bitters are positively guaranteed for Dyspepsia, Indi? gestion, Constipation and Kidney troubles. Try them. Only 50c at J. F. W. DeLorme's. Our big Spring shipment of the celelebrated Buck's Stoves und Ramses . eui) A line we are proud to represent. Fire backs guaranteed for wood 15 years-duplex grates. ROOMY, WELL-VENTILATED OVENS THE PRESIDENT IN ARIZONA. Took Twelve-Mile Ride and Talk? ed of Rough Riders. Grand Canyon, Ariz., May C. Arizona welcomed President Roosevelt here today and the welcome it gave him was a warm one. A special train from Flagstaff, brought a large crowd of people, and they also came in from the surrounding country on horseback and in wagons. The president's train arrived hen- at 0 o'clock this morning and until it left at G o'clock in the evening he was constantly on the go. Horses were in waiting at the station as the train pulled in and after the president had greeted a number of members of his old regiment, he mounted and took a 12-mile ride. Then he returned to the hotel, where he made a brief address to the people and presented diplomas to the grad? uates of the MagstarT school. "It svas from Arizona," said the president in opening his address, "that so many gallant men came into the regiment that I had the honor to command. Arizona sent men who won glory on hard fought fields and men to whom came a glorious and an honorable death, fighting for the flag of their country. As long as 1 live it will be to me an inspiration to have served with Buck u'Neil." The president also paid a compliment to Gov. Brodie, who was a member of his reigment and who introduced him to the audience. The president extended a word ol' greeting to the Indians, a number of ! whom were in the the crowd. "Some of them were in my regi? ment," he said. "They were gocd enough for me to treat as squarely as any white man. There are a great many problems in connection with them. You have got to save them from corruption, from brutality and I regret to say, at times we have to save them fr?m certain eastern philan? thropy." At the conclusion of his remarks the president rule out to Miners' cam]) about *5 miles from here where he had lunchen. At 0 o'clock his train left for California. Savannah, Ga, May C.-During the day more than f>00 delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention and thc Baptist Young People's Union, which begin their annual sessions in this citv to-morrow, arrived. By tomorrow night it is expected that 2,000 de\e gates, representing fourteen States, two Territories and the District of Columbia, will be oil hand. Quick Arrest. J. A. (in^Iedixe. of Verbena, Ala., was twice in the hospital for a severe ease of piles causing 24 tumors. After doctor. and all remedies failed, Bueklen'e Arnie;-: Salve quickly arrested further inflamma? tion and cured him. It conquer* aches and kills pain. LVic. at J. F. W. DeLorme, Druggist.