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The Sum?a' Watchman was founded in
2350 and the True Southron in 1866. The
Watchman and Southron now bas the com?
bined circulation and influence of both of
the old papera, and is manifestly the best
advertising medium in Sumter.
The suggestion made, by Mr. Mc?
master in the Columbia State that Mr.
33. L Reardon be made secretary of
the proposed Chamber of Commerce
cf Sumter is a good one in many re?
spects, bat it has one serions draw?
back--the city would lose an invalu?
able Health Officer.
State Superintendent of Education
-Martin's recommendation that the
South Carolina Military Academy
<the Citadel) be removed from Char?
leston and .united with the South
Carolina College will probably not
pj^serionsly considered by the Legisla?
ture. We do not believe the removal
would be wise, for the two institu?
tions would both lose their distinctive
character and the result would be
detrimental to both.
The public schools of the State have
received another installment of dis?
pensary pronto, amounting this time
to $75,000. If the estimate of Rev.
lit. Hickson, of Gaffney, that for
every cent tbat the schools receive the
people of South Carolina consom? a
^dollar's worth of liquor, is correct, the
s&pport of the schools through the
instrumentality of the dispensary sys?
tem is au enormously expensive pro
Mrs. Chadwick seems to have rivalled
the famous Madam Humbert in the
skill with which she carried on her
confidence operations, although she did
sot secure as much mona? from her
dupes as her Parisian prototype.
President Roosevelt's message is a
lengthy document, but it is well writ?
ten and reads well. To those who
Bave leisure and are interested in gov?
ernmental affairs from the President's
point of view will find it worth their
Dr, Crom of Charleston is again a
live issue, but it is not as vigorous as
formerly. The President has again
Bent his nomination as Collector of
the Port of Charleston to the Senate,
sn? it is said in Washington that the
-appointment will,in all probability, be
confirmed at this session. The Presi?
dent is determined not to . withdraw
ihe nomination and it has become as a
result of the President's determined
attitude, a party question. Senator
Tillman and his Democratic colleagues
may oppose the confirmation, Sat it is
"believed that they will not make as
determined a fight as they have here?
Old "Me Too" Platt, Republican
feces and Senator from New York, has
prepared a Bill at the instance of the
3&$onal Republican League which
has as its object the reduction of the
representation of tbe South in the
-House of Representatives. The bili is
said to be drawn along the lines of the
Crumpacker measure, only it is more
radical and drastic The bill is a par
timtn and sectional measure, pure and
simple, and is intended as a blow at
tbe Democratic South* If it becomes
a law it will reduce the representation
sf the South by sixteen, of which
South Carolina will probably fur?
nish two.
" The Spartanborg Journal bas pro
pounded one question in the course of
editorial discussion of the relations of
ibo Richland Ditillery Company with
the dispensary system, the banks and
th? newspapers of Columbia, that we
would like to see answered. It was.
How does the Richland Distillery
^manage to make corn whiskey, rye
whiskey, gin, brandy and various
other liquors from corn and nothing
else? and bow does it succeed in mak?
ing sad selling liquor guaranteed to
be seven or eight years old when the
distillery has been in operation only
?bout half of that period. All of this
may be a trade secret and susceptible
sf a satisfactory explanation, bnt nev?
ertheless excites the curiosity of a man
xm the outside.
The clay and sand mixture for road
-bailing is growing in favor with road
"builders and the experience of the past
Ssw years has convinced some of the
experts that clay and sand have ad?
vantages over macadam for public
roads and city streets as well, except
where the traffic is of the heaviest
?f this view be found correct it would
be well for our City Cuncil to call a
bait on macadam work in this city
?ad use clay more largely. We have
tbe sand in superabundance, and clay
sf the best quality can assuredly be
procured cheaper than the rock that
is now being used for macadam. Some
months ago it was stated that an ex?
tensive bed of iron ora had been dis?
covered within a few miles of the city
sad that it could be mined and crush
sd for road building cheaper than
-sock could be purchased from the
sTewberry quarry, but nothing has
been done so far as the writer is in
"terned, to make a practical test of
~$be matter or even to ascertain the
extent of the body of ore, although
it was stated at the time the matter
was first discussed that the city and
county authorities would join forces
to develop the quarry and make a
practical test of the rock as a road
material. The good road question is
the most important that is now be?
fore the people and the future growth
and prosperity of this section of coun?
try is more dependent upon the con?
struction of good roads than upon the
price of cotton or the tariff or any
otber of the. questions generally, re?
garded is of the first importance. If
clay and sand is as good as macadam
for ordinary roads then Sumter coun?
ty can .and should have good roads if
it is necessary to resort to the North
Carolina system of issuing county
roads bonds to raise the money to con?
struct them.
Mrs. Chadwick developed talents of
rare order of the school of frenzied
finance and it is a wonder she was
not enlisted in the promotion of
Amalgamated copper, m United States
Steel, the Shipbuilding Trust or some
otber of the pet schemes hatched by
those whom Lawson generally de?
scribes as '*votaries of the system."
Had she done so, she could have
separated many more people from
many more millions and remained a
shining light of finance and a landed
benefactor of nnmerous colleges.
She made a mistake in not getting
into the inner circle of high finance,
and the penalty for that mistake is a
cell in the Tomba
The plan to hold cotton and curtail
production next year, now being vig?
orously agitated and earnestly advo?
cated by the varions farmers associa?
tions throughout the South, is ex?
cellent in theory, and would attain the
results desired, if carried out But
I it is just here that the trouble comes
in-it would not be carried ont.
Every farmer is a free agent and will
act as it* seems to him best, selling
when he thinks it is to his advantage
to do so and increasing his acreage
if he becomes convinced that there is
the probablity of a general reduction
of the cotton acreage. This has been
the history of previous efforts to con?
trol the production of cotton and
dictate the price, and it is not reason?
able to suppose that the present effort
will be attended by different results.
It would . be profitable to the cotton
growers as a whole and to the South
if the farmers could get together on
some basis and control the production
and marketing of cotton, but we fear
that this consummation so devoutly to
be wished is but a dream that will
never come true.
The movement to establish a com?
mercial club and the effort that is to
be made to organize a Chamber of
Commerce have, almost identically,
the same objects in.eview, although
the methods to be pursued are some?
what different. Both 'plans contem?
plate uniting the business men of
Sumter to work for the development
of the city by cooperation and by
inducing outside capitalists to invest
their surplus money in Sumter. It
seems certain, however, that this
city oannot maintain two organiza?
tions to perform practically the same
work and while we are and have
been for several years heartily in favor
of such an organization, as frequent
articles dealing with this subject
prove, yet we are free to say that it
will be both onwiseand unprofitable to
organize both a Commercial Club and
a Chamber of Commerce. The busi?
ness men of Smter, are, we believe
ready to do all that lies within their
power to maintain an organization to
do the work needed and it remains for
them to decide which of the two pro?
posed organizations they will bup
The Evening Telegram, of New?
berry a bright and well printed daily,
which has been published a little
more than sis months by Mr. E. H.
Aull, bas suspended on account of
lack of support. The paper has been
put out in first class style and deserv?
ed to succeed. Its suspension is a loss
to Newberry, bet if the business men
of that city did not give it sufficient
support, Mr. Anil, did the right
thing to suspend. The announcement
of suspension closes thus :
To those who gave us support we
are deeply grateful. For those wbu
did not we have only the kindest
The Executive Committee of the
j Fall Festival met in the City Clerk's
Office at ? o'clock Monday afternoon
with a majority of the committeemen
Sresent. Vice President Wilson presi
ed, President Haynsworth being ab?
sent by reason of illness. The audit?
ing committee presented a written re?
port and a complete statement of the
financial transactions of the officer?
and various committees. The state?
ment showed that the Secretary's and
Treasurer's accounts were absolutely
correct. The President, Vice Ptsi
dent, Secretary and Treasurer were
authorized and directed to proceed
with the settlement of all outstanding
accounts sud to wind up the affairs of
the festival committee as exped? tions
ly as possible. One more meeting of
the full committee will be held, at
which it is expected a final settlement
will be reported and the committee
will then dissolve. A full statement
of the receipts and disbnrsements of
the committee will be prepared for
publication wben the final seulement
shall have been made.
The Company Organized by the Election
of Directors and Officers.
The Sumter Machinery Company
was organized today with a paid np
capital of $12,000.
The following directors were elect?
ed : Thomas H. Siddall, Charles Dewey
Geo. D. Shore, W. B. Burns, Neiil
O'Donnell, C. G. Rowland, R. I.
The directors elected the following
officers: President, W. B. Burns, Vice
President, C. G. Rowland, Secretary,
Geo. D. Shore, Treasnrer and Gen?
eral Manager, Thos. H. Siddall.
This company proposp.? to mannfac
tnre wood working machinery, ope?
rate a fonndry and have a complete
and well equipped shop for all classes
of machinery repair work.
The company will also carry a full
line of mill supplies, fittings, etc.
A site has been purchased from W.
M. Graham, on the south side of
the W. C. & A. R. R., near the old
junction of the C. S. & N. R. R. The
Site purchased is not only large
enough for present need/1, but affords
. room for future expansion of the plant
as the business grows.
The work of erection will begin in
the near fntnre and it is expected
that the plant will be in operation
early in the spring.
Mr. Siddall, the general manager,
will move to Sumter at once and it is
hoped that Mr. Dewey will also de?
cide to make his home here as it will
be to Sumter's advantage to gain such
citizens, but as be is the head of the
firm of Dewey Broa, of Goldsboro,
N. C., which is one of the largest
machinery supply honse3 of North
Carolina, it may be that bis interests
there will prevent his early removal
to this city.
The Sunday Schools Will Meet Sunday
Afternoon to Raise Fonds for the
The annual mass meeting of the
Sunday schools of the city will be
held in the Presbyterian church at 4
o'clock Sunday afternoon* the object
! being to raise money to provide
Christmas gifts for the poor children
of the city and to furnish povisions
j for a Christmas dinner for every
needy family. Not only the Sunday
school children, bu.t their parents and
! all charitably disposed persons are ex?
pected to attend the meeting. They
will be cordially welcomed and their
contributions to the fund for provid?
ing Christmas cheer for those who are
nnable to provide for themselves, will
be gladly received. The canse is a
worthy one, it should appeal to every?
one and cause the purse stings to be
loosened. For fully te# years the
people of Sumter have seen to it that
1 no needy person has been without a
substantial and appetite-tempting
Christmas dinner, nor has any child
been left Ead and heartsick because it
was forgotten by Santa Clans, lt is
a custom that is peculiar to Sumter
and it snould be perpetuated for all
time. It makes Sumter a better-town
and her people better people by rea?
son of its observance, aud each year
the fund should be larger aud the
Chistmas gifts to the poor more gen?
The Hotel Jackson Fire.
About 11.30 o'clock today the
Hotel""Jackson' "sent in a fire alarm,
which was very promptly responded
to. * One of the pipes connected with
the large furnance in the cellar became
heated to a cherry-red ; and, as the
watchman had lett, it scorched the
wood with which it was iu contact,
causing large volumes of smoke to
rise from the building. The small
hose used in the yard of the hotel was
put in play npou the smoking wood,
and by the time the hose wagons ar?
rived, the building was out of danger.
The damage, if any, is. very small,
but is fully covered by insurance.
Straight Facts.
A whole lot of fancy phrases can be
written about remedies, but it takes
facts to prove anything-good straight
facts. Aud the strongest fact yon
ever heard is that Tannopiline is the
best cnre for piles on the market. It
cures absolutely. Has a healing,
soothing effect from tbe start.
All druggists bave it for $1.00 a jar.
Ask for Tannopiline and don't dare
take a substitute.
Coroner Flowers, who held an in?
quest over the body of Hardy Wright
Thursday afternoon, states that he
examined two boys who witnessed the
fight between Wright and Thomas
Isaac and saw the latter strike Wright
behind the ear with a brickbat which
he beld in bis band. He also examin?
ed Dr. Birnie who attended Wright,
and he testified that Wright's death
was due to concussion of the brain,
resulting from a blow on the side of
the head. Isaac left the neighborhood
a few days after the difficulty, but a
warrant for his arrest has been issued.
The fight occurred near the bouse of
Wright's father, a mile or more from
the city, and not near Barwick's store
as reported. Both Wright and Isaac
were boys between fifteen and twenty
years old.
Thomas Isaac, the negro boy who is
charged with causing the death of
Hadiy Wright having strack him on
the head with a brick several weeks
ago, was brought in this morning by
his mother and surrendered to the
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will hold their Christmas
sale of dressed Dolls in the store for?
merly occupied by the D. J. Chandler
Clothing Co., Friday and Saturday,
beginning at 2 o'clock, Friday after?
noon. The display cf dolls will be
larger and more elaborate this season
than ever before and the children and
their parents will be sure to find what
tliey W8nt in the doll line if they
attend this sale.
The stand pipe has been repainted
aud as soon as a new set of valves,
required when the pressure is main?
tained by direct connection from the
pumps to the mains are received, it
will be emptied and the interior given
a thorough cleaning. The water com?
pany has tiie stand pipe repainted at
intervals of four years and at the
some time has the interior scraped
and scoured from top to bottom.
j O'Donnell & Co., have today an
advertisement directed especially to
holiday shoppers. Read it and con?
sider the suggestions it contains.
At a meeting of the Sumter Ceme?
tery Association held Wednesday after?
noon, Mr. J. S. Kennedy was engaged
i to take charge of the cemetery in
? place of Mr. R. S. Freeman resigned.
Owing to a conflict of dates between
the meeting of the City Conncil and
the meeting to organize a Chamber of
Commerce this evening, the
meeting for organization of the Cham?
ber of Commerce has been postponed
until Thursday night, Dec. 15, at 8
o'clock at the County Court House.
The telephone line was completed
to Summerton Thursday" aud com?
munication was established. The line
is a part of the Sumter Telephone
Company's system and will be a great
convenience to the patrons of that
company as well as to the people of
If the cotton that has been held is
dumped on the market between now
and January 1st the price will certain?
ly go still lower, and it is said that
some of those who were holding for
fifteen cents when the price was ten
are becoming panicky, and are hunt?
ing buyers at any price.
The City Council is having put in
the City Clerk's office a long needed
and a very substantial and convenient
steel filing case for documents. This
is well, as far as it goes, but what is
I more needed is a fire proof safe or
vault for the safe keeping of valua
I ble papers and records. Should the
City Hali, burn some night every re?
cord and -book of the city would be
destroyed unless there should be op?
portunity to remove them.
At the meeting of Game Cock
Lodge, K. of P. Monday night, a con?
tribution of $10 was voted to the fund
to be raised by the Sunday sccbools
for the poor of the city. Game Cock
Lodge contributes this amount an?
nually to the Christmas fund for the
poor and the other lodges have been
accustomed to make similar contri?
A report was circulated on the
streets this morning that W. T.
Grooms, Superintendent of the Lee
County chain gang, committed suicide
last night. The report aroused con?
siderable interest, as Mr. Grooms
was a former Sumter county man and
for several years a guard on the conn
ty chain gang. A telephone message
to Bishopville brought the reply that
Mr. Grooms was alive and well and at
the present time has no intention of
shuffling off this mortal coil.
It is not safe to leave bicycles on
the piazza, as the wheel thieves are
very bold. Thursday night a wheel
was stolen from H. J. Harby's frout
piazza while thc family were sitting
in the front room. The thief was seen
in the act of taking the wheel and was
pursued, but made his escape on
the wheel.
Mr. J. H. Scarborough, returned
Saturday night from Savannah, Ga.,
where he went last Thursday to attend
a meeting of the Southern Lumber?
man's Association, which met for the
purpose of conferring with representa?
tives of the leading lumber dealers cf
Baltimore and Philadelphia, New
York, Boston and other lumber dis?
tributing centers in reference to the
adoption of a new classification to
take the place of the classification
that bas been in force since 1883. The
old ' classification was adopted, when
only tong leaf yellow pine was cut
and shipped by Sotbern mills and it
does not apply to present conditions
since all mills are'now cutting long
leaf, rosemerry and short straw pine.
The old' classification was so rigid
that few - mills can accept orders on
that basis. The new classification wa-*
discussed and a number of mills in
the vicinity of Savannali were visited
for the purpose of giving the Northern
lumber dealers an insight into the
real conditions of the Southern mill
nusinesss. It is thought that tfhe new
classification will be mutually benefi?
cial to the mill men and lumber deal?
ers and will place the busiress ou a
more satisfactory basis. Messrs. J. H.
Scarborough, of this city, D. T.
McKeithan, of Lumber and William
Godfrey, of Cheraw represented the
South Carolina Association at the
Savannah meeting.
Toroughbred Colt Sale.
Don't forget the auction sale of
Kentucky bred thoroughbred colts
which will take place at Graham's
Stable tomorrow. If you want to
own a horse of the best breeding in
the world you should buy one of these
The man who wants a hor?e will
have the opportunity to buy one at his
own price on Saturday, Dec. 17th,
when a car load of well" broke young
horses will be sold at auction at Ep?
person's stable. See the advertise?
ment in this paper for further partic?
Notice is hereby given that the
health of the people of this county is
in imminent danger and must be taken
care of. It bas been decided that
every precaution be taken to prevent
prolonged cases of pneumonia, grippe,
etc. The best thing to do is to give
a good cough mixture as soon as the
cough starts. Get MURRAY'S
TAR. Only 25c. a bottle. At all
HAYING this day sold to Mr. J.
McF. Spann, the book and stationery
business conducted for the past ten
years by the undersigned under the
firm name of H. G. Osteen & Co.. this
is to notify the public that all <unts
due the firm of LI. G. Asteen & Co.
must be settled without delay and
that all claims against said firm
should be presented at once.
For our successor, Mr. J. M.
Spann, we bespeak the continued pa?
tronage of onr friends and customers.
The business will be continued by him
at the same stand, 16 West Liberty
street, under the name and title of The
Sumter Book Store.
Dec. 13-lt
TH m m ni S??S??.
- I shidment, large, strong, healthy, these plants
OFFICE OF ? are grown in the open air and will stand se
vere freezes without injury. Early Jersey
COUNTY AUDITOR, SUMTER COUNTY, Wakefield. Large Type or Charleston Wake
. field, which are the nest known varieties of
SUMTER, S. C., Dec. 14,1904-. | early cabbages, also Henderson's Succession,
comiiienciujs January 1st. 1905. j
Tindal'n Store. Monday, January 9th. ? |I51C /VI tl?hd'lf'l
Privateer. (Jenkins^ Store) Tues. Jan. 10. ' VIltTOt ITl. VJlA/OVSll,
Manchester. (Mr. Gardener, levi'si Wed-! YOUNGS ZSL?2TZ) S. C.
nesday, Jan. 11th. Dec?amos.
Wedgefield, Thursday, Jan. 12th. _
Stateburg. Friday, Jan. 13th.
Hagood. Monday, Jan. 16th. R SH i 1 t f%\
Reoibert's. Tuesday, January 17th. I || I TA A Sf Af I IA AAAA
Dalzell. Wednesday, January 18th. \Sf!l H ' l?lVvMv
Gonion's Mill. Friday, Jan. 20th. ? 111 [Xiii ll I ll Ililli II
Mayesville, Monday. Jan. 23rd. j 111 UlUUH Ul UlUUUUv
Shiloh, Tuesday. Jan. 24th. _
Norwood's X Roads, Wednesdav, Jan. 25. I ^ , .
OHwego, Friday. Jan. 27th. ; rrom which you can select any
The law requires that all persons owning Style of glasses yOU COllld name,
property or in anywise having charge of "_"^"^ *.u<? _j
such property, either as ag*nr. husband. We guarantee the grinding and
guardian, trustee, executor, administrator, the purity and the accuracy of
etc., return the same under oath to che Audi- , ~ / .. A u , I
tor, who rvquestH all persons to be prompt what we turniSh. AM the lenses
in making their returns and save the 50 per arp nr Ti,p Vi*rv K^cr Tf it's cn^r
cent, penalty which will beadded to tho prop- SIC Ol inc very OCbU ll lt S SpeC
erty valuation of ali persons who fan to tades or eye glasses, we fit them
make returns within the time prescribed bv . J 0
law. acurately.
Taxpayers return what they own on the
Assessors and taxpayers will enter the first No Danger of Bad Vis
given name of the taxpayer in full, also make . ir\ry TXTVi?? TXT? XM^
a separate return for each township where; 1UH W JLLt/UL WU JC 1 w
the property is located and also in each and ! *W\fiY? PTTAO
every case the Number of the school district! X Ulu Xi jr US*
must be given. I
??very male citizen between the age of . T vv:ci, tn annrmnrf that T will
twenty-one and sixty years on the first day 1 WISH. IO announce mai 1 Will
or January. 1905. except those incapable of move tO Asheville, N. C., in Jan
earning a support from being maimed or , , , ?M . , J
from other causes, are deemed taxable polls, uary, and WOUld like tO nave yOU tO
age.onTa^ua???? 5? year* ?f take note of mV address as I will
All returns must be made on or before the be able tO Supply VOU with dupli
20th day of February, next. I cannot take , , rr *j . . ^r
returns after that date and all returns made Cate glasses and repairs JUSt as
S?p?e^?d50??r^??,lary, are anbject wel1 as if 1 were in you neighbor
j. DiGGs WILDER, hood. I have a record of all pre
Auditor Sumter County. ... j j i?
- scnptions and v.an duplicate any
HID D?UT ?ID OUIDC PDflD lens by seeing the broken pieces
riln If til I Ulf nflnt UnUr. or referring to the original pre
- scription. Mail orders solicited.
A FOUR horse or two horse farm,
with or without equipment, near State- ff II 1 * 1
burg, Sumter county. Good land and j L U 1 IV il 0 ITI 111
culled. Nice set,eT,a Address, ? H { M ll ? lil I l L
Claremont, S. C., or 1 # 11 1Q " ^
P. 0. Box 326, Charleston, S. C. ' n ~
Nov2S-tf SUMTER, ------ S. C.
Christmas Shopping.
The near approach of the holidays
sets the average person to thinking
of their friends, and the most appro=
priate gift to give them. We may be
pardoned for suggesting tltfe advisa=
bility of considering more, the useful?
ness of an article, than its ornament
tation, as a Christmas gift, and while
we make no specialty of holiday
goods our stock will be found to con?
tain many things that make useful
and appropriate presents.
$2.50, $3, $4.
.50, $1, $1.50, $2.50.
.50, $1, $1.50.
.25, .50. $1.
.25, .50, .75, $1.
.25, .50, .75. $1, $1.50.
$1.50, 2.00, 2.50, 3.50,
5.00, 7.50.
$1, 1.50, 2,50, 5.00, 7.50,
$1, 1.50, 2.50. 3.50, 4.00,
.5, .10, .15, .25, .50,
$1.00, $1.50.
.10, .15, .20, .25 & .50
Per Box.
.25, .50, $1.00
in single boxes.
.50, $1.00, $1.50.
$1.00. $1.50,
.25, .50, .75, $L 00,
$1.50, $2.50.
$1.00, $1.50, $2.50.
.25, .50, $1.00.
.15, .25, .50.
If you wish to be real generous, add a pair of
The Dixie Stalk Cutter-Wagon Attachment.
Parties desiring A Good Stalk Cutter will find "The
DIXIE" to be made of the Best Pennsylvania Steel and
guaranteed not to clog and to give entire satisfaction.
Ocr machines can be found at S. M. Pierson's livery stable, 6 and 8 S. Harvin Ftreet.
The Dixie Stalk Cutter Co., Sumter, $. C.

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