? viatcUuuui cit? ^aatjprc.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2!, 1904.
The Sumter Watchman was founded in
> 850 and the True Southron in 1866. The
Watchman and Southron now ba? the com?
bined circulation and ?c?aence of both of
the old papers, and is manifestly the best
' advertising medium in Sumter.
There should be a law empowering
tbs Governor to discipline a sheriff
who neglects his duty. This thing of
offering rewards for the arrest of mal?
efactors who should be apprehended
by ti? sheriffs has gone entirely too
Car. What are the Sheriffs for any
how, if not to arrest criminals?
Some of oar Southern cities are de?
veloping an acute case of toadyism.
The way they are falling over them?
selves to extend invitations to Pres?
ident Roosevelt evidences a bootlick?
ing proclivity that is' .nauseating.
These cities should go the whole hog
?nd be done with it by including
Booker T., in the invitation.
The attitude of the South Carolina
"Conf?rence of the Methodist church
in reference to the marriage license
. law is difficult tp understand. Bishop
Coke Sa?h's positon is equally ob?
scure, for there can be no reasonable
connection between a marriage license
JAW and a divorce law. It seems to us
that the marriage contract should be
safe-guarded and regulated as vigor
-ously as iC is preserved. If there
vere fewer hasty and inconsidered
marriages there would be less necessity
foe? divorce law. Hasty maarriages
?resal?? in conditions that call for di?
vorce and a license law is designed
to prevent hasty marriages, and the
"Gu ly object ion 'that we see that can be
dirged against a license law is that it
might operate to curtail the revenne
cf those who conduct a marriage bu?
reau cn the principle of quick cere?
monies and no. questions asked.
The Chamber of Commerce which
Till be organized will be a business
ogaaization with a great deal of work
to do, and those who enter the organ?
ization should do so with a full under?
standing toa; they must provide the
-means -for paying the necessary ex
. penses. Unless an assured income of
a? least $100 par month can be guar?
anteed it ^vould be better not to or?
ganize the Chamber of Commece.
"Siaf income at least will be needed
?nd the attempt to conduct it for less
dooms it to failure. Snmter should
-have a Chamber of Commerce properly
conducted '?l hone at ali.
?Congressman Livingston, of Georgia
veants Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
to take the public into his confidence
.and tell upi?n what facts he based his
last estimate of the cotton crop.
The point lias been well made that the
government has no business guessing
?afc the size of a crop, lt would, per?
sona rts fell duty by collecting the
-gincers- reports and announcing the
?total number of bales of cotton ginned
?ach month. The speculators could
be left to do all the guessing.
Two more Ohio banks have been
put out of business as a result of the
Chadwick exposure. These two banks
risad none -ef Mrs. Chadwick's paper,
<5mt the plain people of Ohio have
'"?terally test much ot their implicit
'faith in the banks and began with
.drawing their deposits so rapidly that
chere was nothing for the officers to
do but suspend payment.
'?be seizure of a British ship by the
'Japanese for carrying contraband
-goods for ti e Russians is not likely to
'.create friction betwtea the English
and ^aparres?, governments. Reports
' indicate that whiis tba blockadorauner
was caugth with the goods, the Japa
~ xiese did aot pursue Rust-ian tactics
* and sink the ship on the spot but j
?save-ordered a trial before a prize
^The "list of cuartera issued by ;Le
Secretary of State within the present !
year shows that South Carolina hes j
fead a fairly prosperous year ai;d that !
tfcs cotton mill industry, while con
CkKiing to expand, does not cow over
s&r.dow all other business enterprises, j
?feo oapitai represented by the new
OBtpocatioos chartered and in the in
creased capital stock of existing cor?
ms aggregates 18,357,300. Of
amount $645,000 went into new
banks and $20?,00D toward increasing
the capital of old banks. New oil
milis with a'capital of $312,000 were
chartered, and clay products and min?
eral companies with a capital of $463,
?Q0O obtained charters. Of course some
of these companies will never get
beyond the incorporation stage, but
even with an allowance for this, the
showing for 1904 is a very good one
The movement which was started
by the Sunday schools of Sumter 12
ye?rs ago to provide Christmas cheer
.^or the worthy poor of the city has
grown into a permanent custom.
Each' year has seen the interest in?
creasing as evidenced by the larger
crowds and growing contributions. It
is a good indication of the benevolent
?sogKilses of the community and bids
faic to, live and grow with the coming
^ears. No ^church in the city will here
j&?tfer oe large enough to accommo
date the crowd that attends these an
naul meetings, and it is probable that
next year the opera house will be
used. It is a good custom and deserves
the support of all the people of every
creed. The benefit is two-fold. To the
donees it is an undisguised blessing
that they are remembered so sub?
stantially by their fortunate neigh?
bors. To the donors it brings the sat?
isfaction of unselfish deeds performed.
To the children particularly it is a
lesson in practical charity which must
result in making their lives more un?
selfish and more useful to humanity.
The proposition to interest other cities
in the work is a good one. We feel
sure that once it is introduced in any
community it will take such a hold
upon the people that it will live and
grow and broaden with each return?
ing year. Verily the best there is in life
after all, is "the good we all may do
as the years are passing by."
Catch the Rascal.
Hagood, Dec 19.-"Which one?" I
did not think the cotton growers were
thinking of but one, and they may be
mistaken about him, that fellow up
yonder at Washington who has, as
they think, misrepresented the cotton
crop by saying that over twelve mil?
lion bales hare been made this year,
and thereby caused a great slump in
the prices. This is not all, for they
charge that he is in collusion with
Wall street, and will realize not less
than a million on this decline. This
may all be simply and purely guess?
work, but it may be corrcet.
. lt would be a high crime indeed,
for the Secretary of Agriculture to
I use his knowledge for private gain,
?to abet either the bulls or bears of
Wall street, and should be punished
j accordingly. But how may one find
out all this, how may we "Catch the
Rascal." Mr. Brown of New Orleans,
of Brown-Hayne cotton fame, has set
himself this very task it L said, and
few men are in so good a position to
do this work. He has written to all
the ginneries for statistics of cotton
ginned, which when collected and
compiled will be given to the public.
At the same time be will try to as?
certain the amount and kind of fu?
tures, if any, the Secretary has dealt
in etc. Now suppose it is found that
the Secretary's statement of the crop
is incorrect, and that it is found he
has been dealing in bear futures, what
We believe cotton will immediately
advance, that Mr. Secretary will be
fired out of his office and another
put in his stead, but we realize also
that aside from the loss the cotton
producer has, or does sustain, an
incalculable amount of harm will have
been done the Bureau of Agriculture,
and that which was organized and set
up to help the farmer will come to
be regarded by them one and all as a
menace to their best interests. Be
this as it may it is highly important
that a thorough investigation of this
matter be had, let the truth be
found cut and if trickery has been
used let it be exposed and the guilty
party punished. We await the result
Just a word to those who are hold?
ing cotton. Do not sacrifice it, but
hold it. You have the market under
control, be patient and you will keep
it so. Hagood.
Statburg News Notes.
Statesburg, Dec. 20.-Miss Janette
McLure has gone to her home in
Chester to srend the Christmas holi?
Mr. Matt. Moore, of the Charleston
Medical College, is at home for a two
Miss Fannie C. Sumter, of Sumter, j
spent Saturday with relatives here.
Mr. Frank P. Burgess spent Sunday
Mrs. H. G. Muldrow spent Saturday
Miss Lottie T. Nelson leaves this ?
?.eek for Florence where she is to)
spend Christmas with Dr. and Mrs. I
F. H. McLeod. !
Mrs. and Mrs. Early Mellette, Mr.
H. G. Maidrow and Mr. Pinekney
Norris spent Monday in Sumter.
Mr. Richmond Pinekney of Charles- j
ton spent a few days witli his sister I
Mrs. George Murray last week. * !
Mrs. Deas of Camden and Mr.
George Saunders of Hagood were up
last Monday to attend the funeral of
Mr. George Murray.
Mr. Wolf of Ferguson, S. C., is
the guest of Mr. W. L .Sanders.
Local Cotton Market.
The receipts today were the heaviest
of the week, despite the fact that
prices reached the seven cents level
yesterday. The market was unchang?
An Unprincipled Joke on The Minor Store.
Some representative of Beize bub has
circulated the report that the Minor
Store is going out of business. The
immense business done by this store
wonld lead one to think that there is
some truth in the report. Not so.
The Minor Store is preparing for the
biggest spring and sumn er business
ever done by a Sumter store.
Watch the Mino? Store grow.
C. P. Osteen, M. D.
OFFICE HOUBS 9 to ll A. M.
Telephone No. 270. Residence tele?
phone No. 254.
Office at Mood-Osteen Infirmary, 22 8.
South Carolina College Centennial
The great celebration of the one
hundredth anniversary of the opeu
ing of the South Carolina Col?
lege is attracting widespread in?
terest throughout the State. The
alumni, wherever found, are re?
sponding to the call of their alma ma?
ter to make this occasion the crown?
ing event in the history of the grand
old college. Every indcuement is be?
ing offered to assemble together as
many as possiole of those who have
left Carolina's halls with diploma in
hand. The people of Columbia will
entertain all who attend, and it is
sincerely hoped that the Game Cock
county will send her full quota of
The following program of exercises,
with an invitation, has been received
by alumni :
South Carolina College
Centennial Celebration, 1805-1905,
Program?me of Exercises
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8tfa.
11.15 a. m.-Sermon by the Chap?
lain, Rev. J. William Flinn, D. D.,
in the Theatre.
8.00 p.m.-Sermon by the Rev. John
A. Rice, D. D., of Alabama, in the
MONDAY, JANUARY 9th.
10.30 a. m.-Inauguration of the
Centennial exercises, in the Theatre.
Addresses of welcome by the President
of the College, the Governor of South
Carolina, the State Superintendent of
Education and the Mayor of Colum?
bia, with designated responses by re?
presentatives of schools, colleges, and
4.00 p. m. Dramatic and musical
entertainment by the students, in
Craven Hall. Class reunions.
8.00 p. m.-Joint celebration of the
Literary Societies, in the State
House, Hon. William A. Barber, of
New York, orator for the Clariosophic
Society, and Judge Joshua H. Hud?
son, of South Carolina, orator for the
10.00 p. m.-Ball under auspices of
the students, in Craven Hall.
' TUESDAY, JANUARY lOtb.
10.0 a. m.-Academic and civic pro?
cession from the Library to the Thea?
tre "From Generation to Genera?
tion," the Centennial ode by Dr.
George Armstrong Wauchope.
Commemorative address on "The
I Historic Significance of South Caro?
lina College," by Gen. LeRoy F. You
mans, of Columbia.
Conferring of honorary degrees.
4.00 p. m.-Meeting of the Society
of the Alumni, in the Chapel.
6.00 p. m.-Reception by the Fac?
ulty, in the Library.
8.00 p. m.-Oration, in the State
House, -on "The South Carolina Col?
lege and the State," by the Hon.
Joseph A. McCullough, of Greenville.
10.00 p. m.-Centennial banquet,
in Craven Hall.
Manchester, Dec. 20-Well, Mr.
Editor, at last I will again try to
write a line for the Watchman and
Southron, this cold morning. News is
Farm work for 1904 all done. Some
are cutting and shipping wood, others
repairing buildings, &c, and some
are gathering litter for mant?re, while
others I bear are preparing to jump
the broom over into matrimonial
Miss Pritchard, (daughter of Mr.
Ed Pritchard of] Privateer, ) I hear is
to wed Mr. Eddy Trimnal tomorrow,
the 2lst, and Mr. P. B. Lawrence of
? Pinewood arid Miss Olga Reynolds,
j daughter cf Dr. W. II. Reynolds cf
Paxville, are to be married tomorrow
! night at thc Methodist church in
Pi i;e wood.
Mr. Cliford B. Kolo who has been
down with typhoid fever for the last
two months, or so, is improving at
la-t, so he can walk about his room
at Dr. Murray's in Pinewood, and
thinks he will be able to be move
home this week.
What has got the matter with the
young men of your city, that they
arc trying to kill themselves. I was
real sorry to hear of Eugene Stansill's
rash act, as we spent a pleasant time
together the last week of November
The usual moving has commenced.
Mr. Jas. A. Brewer is moving from
Wedgefield down near Pinewood to
Mr. Warren Weeks's.
Well, Mr. Editor, as I am such a
poor writer, and also a slow one, and
as 1 don't write any oftener, with
this I will stop writing for the dear
old Watchman and Southron, but as
you think, so do.
Well, wishing you and your many
readers a merty, merry Christmas,
and a happy New Year and many re?
turns of the same, Mr. Editor, I will
Mr. Bluford Hussey appeared before
Recorder Hurst Saturday to answer to
charge of public drunkenness. Having
entered a plea of "guilty," he was
sentenced to pay a fine of So, or to
serve cn the public roads fer (5 days.
The fine has not yet been paid, and
the defendant still remains in the
Corrects thc cause of disease and cures
when nothing else will. Its cures are per
marient because Natural. All diseases
treated Diseast s of Women a Specialty.
/K. R. V. KENNEDY,
Office over Bultman Bros.' Shoe Store.
Sumter, S. C. - Consultation Free.
A HORRIBLE CUTTING AFFAIR.
Butcher John Henderson Practices His
Trade on His Wife.
While at tea Saturday night, Mr.
C. M. Hurst was startled by the
agonizing shrieks of a woman. He
and Mr. J.M. Lawrence ran ont to the
street to discover the canse, and found
a woman standing on the sidewalk
crying, "John has cut me ! John has
cut me I" On the other side of the
street, they saw a man complacently
viewing the scene, and when they ap?
proached him to inquire if he knew
anything concerning the woman he
made a record breaking run, nnpaced,
np Washington street, with Mr. Law?
rence and Mr. Hnrst running a close
second and third. Mr. Hurst attempt?
ed to maka a short cut, and when
crossing a ditch, the ground very un?
ceremoniously flew up and hit him
in the face. He was so bewildered
that he gave up the chase. Mr. Law?
rence got close enough to John to put
his hand on his coat, and the magic
touch of bis hand seemed to inspirit
the pursued to greater things, and he
bade his pursuer good-night.
Mr. Lawrence stopped, and gazed
upon ' tlie fleeing negro, and some
one approaching beard him say,
"Well. I guess that's running 'em
When the two returned to the scene
of the cutting, the woman was no
where to be found. A little later Mr.
Willie Moran nearly stumbled over her
prostrate form in front of Mrs.Kilgo's
boarding house. She was taken to Dr.
Mood's Infirmary where she was dis?
covered to be in au almost dying con?
dition, being so weak from loss of
blood that three hours elapsed before
her pulse could be found. Heroic
treatment was resorted to, a saline
solution being injected into her veins,
which resuscitated her in a remarka
oiy short space of time.
Her body was terribly cut, one
wound being from her shoulder to her
elbow, and severing the biceps of
the left arm. Another wound on her
head was a very ugly one-the ear was
cut entirely in two. There were nu?
merous other wounds on other parts
of her body of a less grave nature. If
she had not received medical attention
when she did. death would have re?
sulted in thirty minutes. Next morn?
ing she was in a much improved con?
It was afterwards discovered that
the woman was attacked by her hus?
band, John Henderson, who is em?
ployed by Mr. Eugene h ogan as a
butcher. He was evidently trying a
new blade cn his wife. Up- to- this
time, no trace of him bas been found.
Mary Henderson Succumbs io Wounds
Inflicted by Her Husband.
Mary Henderson, the negro woman
who was so brutally cut on Saturday
night by her husband John Hender?
son, died Monday night at the bouse of
Henderson's mother to which she was
removed Monday morning.
An inquest was commenced by Coro?
ner Flowers at -i o'clock yesterday
noon and the Jury after hearing the
testimony of Mr. C. M. Hurst, in
front of whose house the attack on
the woman was made by John Hen?
derson, and of Dr. J. A. Mood who
dressed her wounds: rendered a ver?
dict that tiie said Mary Henderson
came to her death from knife wounds
inflicted by John Henderson.
Henderson has not been arrested.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 21.-The Rev. j
Albion W. Knight will be consecrated
Bishop of the Episcopal Church here
today. Mr. Knight was elected at j
the recent general Convention of the
Church, held at Boston, to be mis?
sionary Bishop of Cuba.
TM RETURNS FOB 190S.
County Auditor. Sumter County.
Sumter County, Dec. 14. 1904.
Xotice is hereby given that I will
attend, in person or by deputy, at the
following places on thc days indicated,
respectively, for the purpose of re?
ceiving returns of personal property
r?jia poll f.xes for the fiscal year com
ruancing January 1st. 1905.
Tindal's Store, .Monday. Januaiy '.'th.
Privateer, (Jenkins's Store? Tues.
Manchester, (Mr. Gardener. Levi's)
Wednesday. Jan. nth.
Wedgefield, ? Thursday, Jan. 12th.
Statesburg, Friday. Jan. 13th.
Hagood. Manday. Jan. 16th.
Rembert's Tuesday. January 17th. !
Dalzell. Wednesday, Jan. ISth.
Gordon's Mill, Friday, Jan. 20th. !
Mayesville, Monday. Jan. 23rd.
Shiloh. Tuesday. Jan. 24th.
Norwood's X Roads. Wednesday,
Jan. 2 5 th.
Oswego, Friday, Jan. 27th.
The law requires that all persons
owning property or in anywise having
charge of such property, either as
agent, husband, guardian, trustee, ex?
ecutor, administrator, etc, return the
same under oath to the auditor, who
requests all persons to be prompt in
making their returns and save 50 per
cent penalty which will be added to
the property valuation of all persons
who fail to make returns within the
time prescribed by law.
Taxpayers return' what they own
on the first dayof January 1905.
Assessors and taxpayers will enter
the first given name of thc taxpayer
in full, also make a separate return
for each township where the proper?
ty is located and also in each and ev?
ery case the number of the school dis?
trict must be given.
Every male citizen between the age
of 21 and 60 years on the first day of
January. 1905. except those incapable
of earning a support from being
maimed or from other causes, arti
deemed taxable polls. and except
Confederate soldiers 50 years of age.
on January 1st. 1905.
All rturns must be made on or be?
fore the 20th day of February, next.
T cannot take returns after that date
and all returns made after the 20th
day of February are subject to a pen?
alty of 50 per cent.
J. DIGGS WILDER.
Auditor Sumter County.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 20.-The Peach?
tree residence of J. K. Orr, one of
Atlanta's wealthiest merchants, was
entered in broad daylight today and
robbed of between S3, OOO and 4,000
worth of jewelry. The robbery was
perpetrated iu the upstairs living
rooms while the members of the
family were down stairs, and was the
clever work of a stylish dressed young
white man. The affair is a mystery,
the robber seemingly having com?
pletely baffled all efforts of the police
to locate him.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re?
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in ell business transactions and finan?
cially able to carry out any obliga?
tions made by his firm.
WALDIXG, KIXNAN & MARVIN,
Wholesale Druggists. Toledo,. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter?
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con?
PLANTATION FOR RENT.
WE DESIRE to rent our plantation
of 400 acres now ocupied by W. W.
Mccaskill, seven miles from Bishop
O'DONNELL & CO.
Cabbage Plants S?.50 Per 10007
I AM XOW prepared to fill any and
ail orders with the best varieties of
Cabbage Plants. Orders filled for any
amount and varieties. Write for
prices for lots of 3.000 and over. Ad?
dress all orders to
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Meggetts. S. C.
From the best tested seeds. Now ready for
shidment, large, strong, healthy, these plants
are grown in the open air and will stand se?
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early cabbages, also Henderson's Succession,
the best large, late and sure header. Augusta
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Neatly packed in light baskets, Sl-50 per Bl;
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what we furnish. All the lenses
are of the very best. If it's spec
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! No Danger of Bad Vis?
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I wish to announce that I will
move to Asheville, N. C., in Jan?
uary, and would like to have you to
take note of my address as I will
be able to supply you with dupli?
cate glasses and repairs just as
well as if I were in you neighbor--?
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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.
Our machines can be found at S. M. Pierson's livery stable, 6 and 8 S. Earvin street.
The Dixie Stalk Cutter Co., Sumter, 8. C.
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 sqggesting the advisa=
biiity of considering more, the useful?
ness of an article, than its ornamen=
taiion, 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.
$1.50. 2.00. 2.50. 3.50.
$1, 1.50. 2.50. 5.00. 7.50.
.25, .50, .75, $1.
.25. .50. .75, $1, $1.50.
$1. 1 50. 2.50, 3.50. 4.00. (
5, .10, .15, .25, .50,
.10, .15, .20, .23 & .50
.25, .30, $1.00
in single boxes.
.50, $1.00, $1.50.
.25, .50, .75, $1.00,
.25, .50, $1.00.
.15, .25, .50.
If you wish to be real generous, add a pair of
"TAR HEEL" BLANKETS. <
O'DONNELL & CO.
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