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SU?8ATERIH8 XE EMS ?s hmmt. ? '_-. Bloody Lynching Results From St Charles Race TroubJe Startatf J*ver a Trivial Hatter. Little Bock Ark.. March 25-A soeeial to the Arkansas Gazette' from DeWitt, Arkansas county* says: Five negroes who bad been arrestee as a result of race troubles at St Charles, this i county, w?re taken from the guards and shot to" death. : Tue vic? tims were: Jim Smith. Cfiarley Smith, Mack Baldwin, Abe Bailey. Garrett Flood., This makes nine negroes that have been killed witbJn $be . past week 'lir the vicinity of St. Charles on account of the. racial troubles-. A few days: ago a, difficulty cccurred over a trivial imatter Ht St: Charles t>etween a white man named". "SMai^--"^^" titW"':^^?roies'' named Henry and Waiker Griffin. On Monday last the two negroes met Searcy and his brother in a store in Sk Charles and the difficulty was re? newed. One of the. negroes, without , warning, struck, both of the. Searcy boys over the head with a table leg i rendering them unconscious and frac? turing their skulls, one of them to such an extent that he may die. Dep? uty Sheriff James Kirkpatrick at ;tempted to arrest him and he too was knocked down. The negroes then gathered and de? fied the ofBcers, declaring that "no white man could arrest them." Their demonstrations aroused the] fears of the citizens of St Charles and they telephoned to this place for a possee to come cut and protect the town. ?. A. Douglass, deputy sheriff, - went out with a possee of several men to capture the Griffin negroes. The constable met three negroes-Randall - Flood, Will Baldwin and Wp Madi? son-in the road. He inquired of them if they knew vvhere the Griffins were and one of them replied that they did but "would tell no white man" adding an oath. The negroes . then attempted to draw their pistols hut the possee fired, killing all three of them. Yesterday 16 men left this place for the scene of the trouble. Large crowds gathered in from Roe, Ethel and Clarendon. During the day while the sheriff's possee was searching for the Griffin negroes, they were fired upon by a negro named Aaron Hinton, from ambush. Three of the possee were hitv-but the shot used were small and no s?rions damage resulted. The posse returned the fire and the negro was shot down. Several other shots were fired into him killing him instantly. Five other negroes, Jim Smith, Charles Smith, Mack Baldwin, Abe Bailey and Garrett Flood, who were the negroes, that bad defied the officers were arrested and last night a crowd of men took them away from the guards and shot them to death. It is reported late this evening that the*Grimn boys have been captured. If so it probably means that two more wilK be killed. Everything at St Charles at this tims is quiet, but the town is heavily guarded. WALO BILL'S" DIY08GE SDI!. Says His Wife Tried to Poison Him. Denver, CoL, March 23.-Col. Wm. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) made a de. position before a notary in this city today in the action for divorce which he has begun In Big Horn county, Wyoming. "Mrs. Cody tried to poison me three years ago,' the colonel testified. 4'She had frequently threatened to do it. We were visiting in Roches? ter, N. Y., during the holidays of 1900 and the day after Christmas 1 was iii. I supposed the turkey and plumb pudding did not agree with me. She said she would fis me up. She pretended to give me medicine. It was poison. .It almost finished me, for 1 was unconscious for some time. I think it must have been an overdose, for it made me vomit and 1 suppose this saved my life." Col. Cody related many instances of his wife's having humiliated him at his "former home" in North Platte by her conduct toward his guests. "She drove my friends away," he! said. "When they were no longer welcome in the handsome residence I built and elaborately furnished, it was no longer my home." The witness recited many specific in- ! stances of his wife's alleged discour? tesy to bis guests. Mrs. Cody's counsel inquired into the character of the guests to whom she objected, and into their conduct while at ber home. The purpose of the inquiry was to show that the men whom he brought to the house were a fast and riotous set and behaved in such a manner that she bad a right to object to them. Rowdy Georgia Republicans. Atlanta, Ga., March 23.-After a turbulent sessoin which lasted into the night the Georgia Republican convention adjourned, but not before passing resolutions calling on con? gress to punish those States which have passed laws resulting hi the dis? franchisement of the negro and side? tracking a resolution looking to put? ting ont a State ticket A contingent of the Atlanta police played a part in the convention by ejecting one of the members who in? sisted on recognition when the chair? man thought he ought not to have it An effort made to provide for admis? sion to the floor by tickets caused a wrangle which occupied tte time of the convention for several hours after gathering together. " Richmond, Va., March 2.-The Sea? board Florida limited was wrecked at Henderson, N. C., today, by running into an open switch, which is believ? ed to have been intentionally mis? placed. The sleeper El Orient caught fire and was burned. Engineer C. W. Tucker, of Portsmouth, Va., had born legs broken by being caught in the wreck, having stuck to his post. Sereral other trainmen Were hurt. b?t no passengers were injured. CORRUPT mu Tha Carpet Bagger Flori>? Judge Arraigned B?;o?e Congress Damaging Charges Made. g Washington, March 25.-'^Resolved, That Charles Swayne. jncfee bf the district court of *tbe United States in and for the northern district of Florida, be impeached fer high mis? demeanor." This is the recommendation of the bouse committee on the judiciary to the house, in a report of the commit? tee filed today by Representative Palm? er of Pennsylvania, chairman of the sub-committee which investigated the case against Judge Swayne. After dis? cussing the charges in detail against Judge Swaine and giving the findings in each case, the report concludes as follows : "Upon the whole case it is plain that Judge Swayne has forfeited . the respect and confidence of the bar bf bis court, and of the people of his district, who do business there. He bas so con? ducted himself as to earn the reputa? tion of being susceptible co the malign influence of. a man of notoriously bad character. He has shown himself to be harsh, tyrannical ?tnd oppressive, unmindful of the confmon mle of a just and upright judge. He has con? tinuously and persistently violated che ! plain words of a statute of the United \ States and subjected himself to pun? ishment for the commission of a high misdemeanor. He has,fined and im? prisoned members of ?is bar for a'con? structive contempt without the au? thority of law and without a decent show of reason either through inex? cusable ignorance, a malicious intent to injure, or a wanton disposition to exxercise arbitrary power. He has condemned to a term of imprisonment in the county jail, a reputable citizen of the State of Florida over whom he had no jurisdiction, who was guilty of no thought of a contempt of his court, for no offense against him or in the presence of the court, or in ob? struction of any order, zule, command or decree. And after the accused had purged himself on oath. "For all these reasons, Charles Swayne bas been guilty of misbeha? vior in his office of judge, and grossly violated the condition upon which he held this honorable appointment. The honor of the judiciary, the orderly and decent administration of public justice and the welfare of the people of the United States demand bis impeach? ment and removal from the high place 'which his conduct bas degraded.4' As to the charge that Judge Swayne is a non-resident of his district, the report concludes : "From the testimony in the case your committee find that Judge Swayne has never acquired a legal residence in the northern district of Florida, nor has he actually resided there, as re? quired by the act of congress." For Miagara Ship Cana!., Washington, D. C., March 24. At the hearing before the Rivers and Harbors Committee tomorrow relative to tte proposed Niagara Ship Canal, the commerce of the Great Lakes will be represented by one of the strongest delegations ever sent to Washington. The project has the support of J. J. Hill of the Great Northern, of the Lake Carriers' asso? ciation, and the chambers of com? merce and other trade oragnizations of Minneapolis, Duluth,. Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo and other cities whose interests would be benefited by the construction of the proposed ship canal around Niagara and the completion of the 1,000-ton barge ca? nal from Buffalo to the seaboard. All of the various interests are expected to be represented at tomorrow's hear? ing and if the projeet does net receive a decided boost before the House com? mittee it will not be because of lack of effort on the part of its advocates. Fewer gallons ; wears longer ; De voe. To Have and to Hold. To have and to hold a beautiful com? plexion is desired by every woman, young or old. Few women are blessed with na? ture's most desired gift-a good complex? ion ; but every woman can improve her complexion by the judicious u.=e of Ry dale's Liver Tablets. These tablets pre? vent the blood becoming ladened with bile which deposits in the skin layers, causiug that muddy appearance called a bad com? plexion. They make the skin clear and white, the eyes bright, the step bony ant. They are pleasant to take, pleasant in ef? fects. Fifty Chocolate Coated Tablets in each box. Prioe, 25c per box. All dealers. ' ' Tales from Town Topics. ' ? A large list to select from at H. G. Osteen & Co. RIME'S TONIC k ^CAL CURE FOR MAI?J.RIA8 It has rer-*ntly been discovered tha? Ihe germs t.:~: produce Malaria, breed and multipi, iu the intestines and from there spread throughout the system by means of the' blood. This fact ex? plains why Malaria is hard to cure by the old method of treatment. Quinine Iron, etc., stimulate the nerves and build up the blood, but do not destroy the germs that cause che disease. Rydale's lottie has a specific effect upon the intestines and bowels, freeing them from ali disease breeding mi? crobes/It also kills the germs thal .infest1 he?veins and arteries. It drives rrom the bioOd all poisonous mattel md n?fttes it rich and healthy. RYDALE'S TOXIC is a blood feil#S??a nerve restorer, and a Malaria destroiper. Try it, it will not disap Doini s ou. > N. G. Osteen, Jr., SURGEON DENTIST, OFFICE : No. 18 W. Liberty St., (Over Oiteee's Book Store ) SUMTER, S. C. Office hours, 9 io 1 30 ; 2 Sn to 6 THE COTTON SINNERS CENSUS. The Fina! Cotton Report for Comparison With Preced? ing Year. Washington, March 26.-The finar report of the census bureau on cotton ginning, showing the total cotton pro? duction for 1903, gives the following: x ' Tiber of commercial bales, includ? ing ' ^ters, 10,399,558, against 11,275, 10C Tor 1902. The following table distributes the crop, exclusive of linters, in the Unit? ed States : 10,205,073 commercial bales ; 9,359,472 square bales: 770,208 round bales; 75,393 sea island bales. The total crop reduced to a common basis as to size of bales is an equiva? lent of 9,851,129 500-pound bales as against 10,630,945 500-pound bales in 1902. The number of bales, counting round and half bales, including linters, was 10,014*454, against 10,784,473; the equivalent baie3 of a 500 pound stand? ard, including lintern, were 10,045,610, against 10,287,168 in 1902. The square bales, upland crop, re? ported from ginneries which aggregated 9,359,472, shows a decrease of 633,193 from 1902; the round bales, upland crop, reported from ginneries were 770,208, a decrease of 211,056; the bales of sea island cotton reported from gin? neries were 73,393, a decrease of 29,560 ; and the bales of linters reported from cotton seed oil mills were 194,485, a decrease of 1,738. . These statistics were collected through a canvass of the individual ginneries of the cotton States by 631 local agents, who found that 30,218 ginneries had been ?pera ted for the crop of 1903, compared with 30,948 for 1902. In the final canvass for this crop where ginners had not finished gin? ning they were requested to prepare careful estimates of the quantity of cotton which remained to be ginned at their establishments. Their esti? mates, amounting to 75,401 commer? cial bales, have been included in the totals of the above table. The distribution of the crop, exclu? sive of the linters, by Statesand terri? tories, giving the total commercial bales, follows: Alabama, 1,023 959: Arkansas 741, 236; Florida, 58,572; Georgia, 1,329, 278; Indian Territory, 312,776; Kan? sas, 75; Kentucky. 644; Louisiana, 858,568; Mississippi, 1,439,296; Mis? souri, 39,283; North Carolina, 555,330; Oklahoma, 204,957; South Carolina. 814,351 ; Tennessee ; 250,437 : Texas 2, - 562,632; Virginia, 13,681. The complete annual report on cot? ton ginning will be published about May L Tuskegee, Ala., March 24.-Ralph Armstrong, under sentence of death for the murder of his cousin, Miss Alice Armstrong, committed suicide4 in his cell here today. He killed the young woman because she refused to marry bim. Armstrong was a son of the late Col. H. Clay Armstrong, con? sul to Rio Janeiro under President Cleveland, and was a member of one of the most prominent families in the State. Ce P. Osteen, M. D. No. 18 W. Liberty St., (Over Osteen's Book Store), SUMTER, S. O, $100,000.00 Capital. THE FIRST NATIONAL INK of Sumter, S. C. THE Comptroller of the Currency hav? ing approved the increase of the Capita) of this Bank to $100,000.00, depositors now have as security for their deposits : Capital, - - $1<* ,000 00 Stockholders' Individual Lia- . bility, - - - *00,000 00 Surplus and Undivided Prof? its, J 25,000 00 Total Security for Depositors, $225,000 00 ONLY NATI0PLA BANK th ?TY Of SUMTER. Largest Capital of any Bank in this section of South Carolina. Strongest Bank in Easters part of this State. Interest allowed on deposits to a limited amount. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. A. J. CHINA, President. NEILL O'DONNELL, Vice President. H. D. BARNETT, R. D. LEE, G. A. LEMMON, JOHN REID,1 E. P. BICKER. R. L. EE MUNDS, Cashier. R. D. LEE, Solicitor. BOOKKEEPERS. J. L. McOHum, D. J. Winn, Jr., Oliver L. Yates. July 30-3m t PECULIAR ACCIDENT Army Officer lumped From Car Window. .Galveston, March 24.-Lieut. Bar? ton Gardiner. TX S. A., on furlough from his company in Arizona and a passenger on an eastbound Southern Pacific trair* going to visit his mother in Massachusetts met with a peculiar accident yesterday. As the train was nearing the depot in Flatonia he was seated in a chair car 'asleep. He awok?* as the brake? man called out the name of the sta? tion, jumped from the window and fell under the cars. Both legs were cut off. Immediate attention was given him and he is resting well Gardiner said when he heard the brakeman announce the station he dreamed his captain had commanded a charge and it was this which caused the accident. A Singular Word. Our language contains a word ending with "S" that denotes anxiety, worry, etc. Add to th:* word another "8" and it will denote affection, joy, etc. Find this word in the paragraph below : "Cares" bring anxiety and worry, these bring derangement of tie digestive or? gans, usually resulting in indigestion. By dale's Stomach Tablets cure indigestion. It matters n^t whether your stomach trou? ble is caused by worry, over work, neglect, malaria or any other cause, Bydale's Stom? ach Tablets will cure you They insure perfect digestion and assimilation. They tone and strengthen the digestive organs, restoring them to health. Use them and good heahh will bless you and fortune "Caress" you. All dealers. Vera Cruz, March 24.-A French? man, arriving on the steamer Manuel Calrvo, from Havana, has been arrest? ed at the request of the Cuban consul. He is charged with the theft of $28, 000 in Havana. Extradition docu? menta are expected to arrive soon. Washington, March 24.-Brainard M. Dobson, from Yorkville, S. C., has just passed successfully an examina? tion for assistant paymaster in the navy. He is a protege of Senator Till? man. Out "bf fourteen who appeared for examination before the board Dob? son stood first, making a splendid average and entitling him to rank above alb the others. FOR TORPID LIVER. A torpid fiver, deranges thc whole system, and produces SICK HEADACHE/ _^ Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Rheu? matism, Sallow Skip and Pi?esc There is no better remedy for these common diseases thar, DR. TUTT'S LIVER PILLS, as a tria! W?J prove. Take Mo Substitute*? M CH ICH ESTER'S fcNGLISH PBWBQYAL PILLS ?1 ._Orig:nd and Only Genuine \SAF?. Alw?v.rrtiai.ie. Ladle*.?akDrueri? for CHICHESTER^ ENGLISH , is KZI) aa'l Gold metallic boxei. Sealtd ! with blue ribbon. Tnke BO othjr. Re fane I Dance roam Snbatltotlon* and India? nan*. Buy of your Dnj?gin. or .??nd 4*. ia tump* for Particular*. Testimonial* xnd ?.Relier for Ladle*," in Utttr, bi re tarn Mall. 1 <?.0?><> I .-?t icon Isl.. S?itb) A?1 Drorei.t?. Chic neuter Chemical Co? ntortion tai? nap?- ??d!?>-n ?V31? II I I, A.. PA Tie Lamtsi aa? Most Goeplete Minent Senti Geo. S. Hacker & Son. -MANUFACTURERS OF DOORS, SASH, BLINDS. Moulding & Building Material. office and Warerooms, Eiog, opposite Cac non Street, .CHARLESTON. S. C, J?&* Pnrcfeasp our make, wbicb we gu?rante superior to any sold Sooth, and therebj pave money. Window and Fancy Glass a Specialty October 16-o ?fithm tic Coast Line. Effective January 10, 1904. Passenger Trains arriving and leaving Sumter Train 35 Florence to Augusta Arrives 5 15 am M 54 Columbia to Wiimmgton > . " 8 05-am u *57 Gibson to Sumter " 9 20 air " 52 Charleston to Columbia and Greenville Leaves 9 21 'aa M 46 Orangeburg to Charleston (Tuesd^Thursd'y, Saturday) " 9 25 am 1 w 53 Greenville and Columbia to Charleston " 6 15 pm .* 32 Augusta to Florence " 6 30 pm M *66 Sumter to Gibson " 6 50 pm w 47 Charleston to Orangeburg (Tuesd'y.Thursd'y.Saturd'y) M 8 15 pm " 55 Wilmington to Columbia u 9 25 pm ** *43 Florence to Sumter, Arrives 9 15 am Freight Trains carrying Passengers. Train *19 Sumter to Robbins, Leaves 3 40 am 44 *24 Sumter to Hartsville . " 10 00 am ** *11 Florence to Sumter Arrives 1 40 pir ** *12 Sumter to Florence Leaves 3 10 pu M *25 Hartsville to Sumter Arrives 7 40 pm ** *20 Robbins to Sumter fcw 8 00 pm Northwestern Railway. Traia *70 Camden to Sumter Arrives 9 00-am " *71 Sumter to Camden Leaves 9 36 am " *68 Camden to Sumter " 5 45 pm " *72 Wilson Mill to Sumter Arrives 12 30 pm " *73 Sumter to Wilson Mi ll Leaves 3 30 pm " 76 Wilson Mill to Sumter, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Arrives 9 00 pm M 77 Sumter to Wilson Mil), Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Leaves 4 50 pnc u *t>y Sumter to Camden ]u 6 25 pu Trains marked * daily except Sunday ; all other trains daily. For further information, apply to J. T. CHINA, Ticket Agent A. C. L. ?~r:': ?Vfcgefable Prepacaiionfor As? similating liieFoodandBegu?a Ung the Stomachs and Bowels of For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bough! 1NFAN TS /CHILDKKN Promotes Digeslion.Cheerful ness and Rest.Contains neither Opium,Morphine nor Mineral. J?OT "NARC OTIC TZutpc of Old Hr S?JWEL PITCHER Pumpkin Seed'" ?. ?lx. Senna, * J ?odull* Sc?S - I AaiteS'eeal *? \ ?jpemwit - i Bi (MrtanoJeScda * j WnH,Se?d- \ Cim??ad Sogar I Tfiatenjrven? rZovort \ } A perfect Remedy fer Cons?oa fion, Sour Storach, Diarrhoea Worms .Convulsions ieveris?x ness and LOSS OF SLEEP. Facsimile Signature oF NEW YORK. Alb rinoii lbs old . I J5 Dos>s - }5Cif ^rs I EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER. I In Use For Over Thirty Years THE CENTAUR COMPANY. NEW YORK CTY. SOUTHERN RAILWAY THIS GREAT RAILWAY RUNS THROUGH A GREAT COUNTRY CONVENIENTLY UNITING ALL THE BEST SECTIONS _OF THE SOUTH._ W.A.TURK. S. H. HARDWICK. Passenger Traffic Manager. General Passsnger Agent, M WASHINGTON, D. C. . W.H. TAYLOE, Ass't Gen'! Pass. Agent. ATLANTA, GA. WE RUN THE BEST VESTI BULE TRAINS AND HAVE THE BEST DINING CAR SERVICE Why not take a trip this winter through Florida to Cuba? This beautiful State and Tsland has been brought within easy reach by the splendid through train service of the Atlantic Coast Line, the great throughfare to the tropics. Winter Tourists' Tickets are now on sale to all points in Florida and to Havana. For rates, schedules, maps, sleeping car and steamship accoramod?tions write to W. J. CRAIG, G. P. A, Wilmington, N. C. "What to Say in Spanish and How to Say It" sent to any address upon receipt of a two-cent stamp. SOUTHERN RAILWAY 8OHBDUL1E Effective Nov. 29, 1903. Read down Read up No 142 No 140 No 141 No 143 2 15 pm 7 00 am Lv Sumter Ar 9 15 am 5 45 pm 11 40 am Ar Charleston Lv 3 20 am 7 10 au 11.40 am Ar Columbia Lv 7 20 am 12 30 pm Ar Augusta Lv 6 55 am 6 10 am 8 15 pin Ar Atlanta Lv 1145 pm 11 45 am 5 33 am Ar Birmingham Lv 4 10 pr? 8 30 pm ll 10 am Ar New Orleans Lv 9 20 am 12 35 am 3 10 pm Ar Spartanburg Lv 10 35 am 1 30 am 4 25 pm Ar Greenville Lv 9 40 an" 7 15 pm Ar Asheville Lv 7 05 ar* 8 15 pm Ar Louisville Lv 7 40 am 7 30 pm Ar Cincinnati Lv 8 30 au; 6 00 pm Ar Camden Lv 2 00 pm 8 35 pm Ar Rock Hill Lv 9 25 an: 9 40 am Ar Charlotte Lv 8 10 am 9 45 am Ar Washington Lv 9 50 pu? 4 15 pm Ar New York Lv 3 25 p.r Trains 142 and 143 make close connection at Samter Junction with 117 going No/'* via Camden and Rock Hill. Traine 40 and 41 make dose connection at Ringville for Columbia and at Coln-? . bia with solid Pullman trains composed of elegant Dining Cars, Pullman Compa; V ment, Club Library, Observation and Drawing-room Sleeping Cars to and from Fkr? da points. For full information or reservations apply to any agent or address S. H. Hardwick, CH. Ackart General Passenger Agent, J. R. Clack, General Manager, Washington, D" C. Agoct, Washington, D. C. W. H Ta; loe, Sumter, S. C. R. W. Hunt, Assistant G*u. Pass. Agent, Division Passenger Agenfr Atlanta, Ga. Charleston, S. C.