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SATURDAY, JULY 24. 1909.
The Sumter Watchman was found ad in 1*50 and the True Southron In lt?<. The Wrtchman and Southron ?ow hits the combined circulation and Influence of ">oth of the old papers, ?sad Is manifestly the best advertising medium in Sumter. FOIt OITH YOLNG MKX. A crying need of the ctty of Sum Is nome place of wholesome amnsem Himic pluee where the efternootm and evenings can be | int with pleasure and profit ggnldet ?leasant uol wholesome surround? ings Toues i i m will have som ? kind of dlrerelnn i They must have them or becom n orbhl and wori'nes?. It It Isittof for them to have diversions that kf in >ng than to hue; non? at ?II; becstis.? activity is an absolute necessity to young manhood. l*ut why should young men be en sT-vjred In inju.'ous diversions? Is there not some way In which, or sm>me plan by which, their necessary, youthful ec ivl.les can be directed extght? There Is a way to help the young nu n. and that is by the Intro cusetion of the Y. If. C. A. movement, and by th( construction of a sub? stantial and attractive building. in which the youfi< men can spend their leisure goer* please *"tly and profit-" A T. *l C. A. building is what Sum? ter nee,in This building. which should contain a spacious gym w sJtum with baths, a library and acme othei Kinds of amusement, would be a paying investment for the t?u??iu-.. men of this city; not so mach in hb:h interest for the money Invested to be sure; but In what Is sarora mors necessary and desirable, the high, i moral standard of char a< - sstr ??f? tn? ir sons and employees. Ev busines? man and corporation its temperate and moral men as -smployees The way to secure such ?sen Is to give them some kind of sjrholesome amusement for their lels houis Most young men prefer st and sensible enjoyment at all times bat If such Is not to be had. ttessy will almost Invariably get Into some undesirable surroundings. They must havr seme kind of diversion Sean must bate associations. He was created that nay. Give him the light Kind id Hons and you will h> a gjrent deol t(,.vards making him the ttgk-t kind of a citizen. Fifteen ?m wenty thousand dollar* could n d he spent in Sumter In a bet? ter miinoer than in the erection of a tare* story bidding for the use of a T. M C \ The ground floor could toe uaed for library, reading room, end bath mom. Any extra rooms could U> rented as offices at a good price. On tk e second floor could be the assembly hall and gymnasium? ssvmc belli would do for both pur The third floor could be used teds* bid Is, or for lodging for ing men who work In the city. Most uf the young men of this city would ;??> ten dollars annual fee for the privilege ?I using the gymnasium. toath> m i library. They would be sTSsd of the opportunity to take an In? ternet ? the Y. M. C. A. movement Let ?h- business men consider the ?dvtu/ibiitf s >f constructing a Y. M <T. A. budding here. It is greatly ed glMi'H \llo\s OF TEACHERS. Vlml a Parent nod I'atron Think*? Our l*otlt|t>ii indorsed. Mr. Bollor: 1 ema kIu I ' ut editorial in MRaflehmnn and southron rgeeteed to? day on ipplleanta for te e hers eerlifh rates 1 Wtek that all of the lending SSP*' >ln l ? ife \> Write and Htna I ? write on the subject until thing Is accomplished to raise stamlorl sjf our nabeool teachers. A mistake that mos people seem to snak 1 a v one with a lirsi ut b i I er ?? certltleate Is qualified tea* k uiol educate children. Any th ki ol bey SM k Irl of ordinary In ls?ll?g? n with ,i little ( -.aching < an STSt s Ih *l gfade certificate. Entirely ton ht? In i ??por.-d OB th it SCOCS and IhlnK a? to other qualification*. An ?t ?emiu* mistake frequently made th . , I , an teach little chlld - . the twig Is bent the tree will Issel I no " It -??ems Just as lm| ortnio to h.i.e soo t teachers for children in Km i lea as In upper grades, Tht If toiro . . be trained and sc cerj riui i h?p -.a how It is done. Tk ffWsjndat m i weil laid and then nysjpsjfi ty gfjfM uj. oi How is it possible for fcsaehciH I" i mi ill. ? . nrhOS they bsvf I. i been trained themselves. We I. >pe i ? -'>"n to see the .1 . . lhal tsss teajnlrement in education will be vary ? - < ? ? i but i , oirse als.? o| at lea..l tv ? us in traimm; as a ?b n i piired. p \ hunt AMD TRU1TMB, . ifettln" mail at a i fid tola tooiish.' said Uncle I Li Kwlnter bah trouble gb thout you botherin* to give nny - Washington Star. IFarmers9 Union News J ?AND- ^ R Practical Thoughts for Practical Farmers ? (Conducted by K. XV. l>abl>s, President Farmers' Union of Snmter I] County.) ? X The Watchman and Southron having decided to double its service by* ?mi-weekly publication, would improve that service by special features, he first to be inaugurated is this Department for the Farmers' Union and radical Farmers which I have been requested to conduct. It will be my im to give the Union news and o'liclal calls of the Union. To that end fleers, and members of the Union are requested to use these columns. Iso to publish such clippings from the agricultural papers and Govern lent Bulletins as I thinK will be of practical benefit to our readers. Ori inal articles by any of our readers telling of their successes or failures ill be appreciated and published. Trusting this Department vill be of mutual benefit to all concerned, THE EDITOR. All communications for tl <a Department should be sent to E. W. Dabbs* ayesvllle, S. C. ? Sonic Random Thoughts. "Variety Is the Spice of Life." ?So we will stop talking about crops and farming and consider for a few min? utes "The Dreamer and the Toller," Uncle Eben's philosophy, and Mrs. H?tt* housekeeping article. The Fireless Cooker is no experi? ment, however much it may be a nov? elty. I know where It is used, and was made by the "good man" who had some turn for working with tools. Where a housekeeper employs ser? vants It Is questionable if there wou'd be any saving In its use. In most ln itances it would mean another care for the housekeeper. But where the work || done by members of the family.and especially in towns where wood Off :oal has to be bought, it is only a question of' time when every kitchen will be eqlpped with a Fireless Cook? er. Our farm homes should have them, and the farmer who will buy himself I corn planter or cultivator, and leave his wife to "toat" the water and wood, find scorch over a red hot stove, and put up with the most primitive house? hold arrangements, may expect to see the roses fade from her cheeks and the boys and girls move off to the towns as fast as they approach man? hood and womanhood. Look into the cost and construction of the Fireless Cooker. A friend of mine made one at very little cost. The saving In coal paying for it In a month or so. And the saving of his wife's strength and health being In? calculable, besides the many social pleasures they enjoy together by only having to cook once a dfry. The fire for the breakfast being the only one needed for the day's cooking. E. \V. D. The Dreamer and the Toller. o I am tired of "planning and toiling In the crowded hives of men; Heart-weary of building and spoiling. And spoiling und building again. And I long for the dear old river, Where I dreamed my youth away; For a dreamer lives forever, Hut a toller dies in a day. 1 am sick of shallow seeming Of a life that is half a lie; of the faces llAOd with scheming In the throng that hurries by. From the sleepless thought's endeavor I would go where the children play; For a dreamer lives forever, And a thinker dies in a day. I (an foel BO l?: IdOi but pity. F<?r tie btirdeBi the rich endure; There hi nothing sweet in the city Bat the petteftt llvoi of the po in I lh, the little hands too skillful. Ami th? child mind choked with Wi eds. The daughter's heart grown * wtllfuli And the father's heart that bleeds! Oh. no! from the street's rude bustle, Prom the trophies of mart and Binge I would My to the wood s |0W rustle. And the meadow's kindly page, Let me dream as of old by the river, And he loved for the dream alway; FOf a duainer lives forever, And i toiler dies in a day, ?John Boyle O'Reilly. HOW TO USE FIKELK88 COOKER. some or the WfcjB In Which II Will iieip i,? linke Forking Faster? Hem lo lake t are of the Conker. And \\ bai No lo F\pce| of II. (By Mis. w. n Mutt in Progressive Farmer, > The time that I lirst saw the lire less conker. I was Vtattlng on a great raneh In North Dakota, it was her? vest time and one morning I saw for? ts men arrive lo oommencs the work that was to put thousands of bushels of wheat Into the elevators. Noon came and night. The men trooped In to sie >p hut no meals had I Men prepared cpon Inquiry 1 was told that I should see in the morning? and this Is what I did see: A big cov? ered wagon that followed the men where they worked. In one end *f it was a small wood cook-stove, along one side were covered bins and down the centre was a board table with a bench along each side. In this wag? on every ffling was prepared and served, with none of the usual work for the farmer's wife gfld the general upsetting of plans that accompanies that time. Meats, vegetables, pud? dings were started on the stove, and then set in one of the bins to continue eooking. These bins *ere a series of . home-made fireless cookers. Cannot our women adopt the same method, though in a modified form, when there is cooking for many extra peo? ple? The principle of the fireless cooker is easily understood when we think of how we once get a kettle of food hot and then have to continue apply? ing fire because the heat already in the pot keeps escaping into the air. Now, if we can prevent that loss of heat, thee ooking will still go on, be? cause it must remain hot. The ques? tion Is. how to prevent this loss of heat, tin- cooking will still go on, be on the market and are sold for from $7 to $15. They have zinc linings and are easily kept clean. Any handy man or woman can make one at homo, however, and save expense. Our recently published directions for making one can be modified to suit needs and conditions. Any box that Will prevent the heat from escaping from the vessels In which the food is being cooked will do the work. They are a great aid in bread-mak? ing. The dough can be set?put right into the fireless cooker, where the much-needed even eat Is obtained for the rising process. Coffee made at night and set in It will be hot enough for a very early riser to drink in the morning. Ice cream will keep in It for several hours without melting. This, of course, when no warm dishes are also in the cooker. In the making of cereals the cooker is a wonderful help. Put the oat flgket, gl its or whatever you have, on the stove when preparing supper, let them come to a boil and then at once put into the cooker and leave until morning when they will be found thoroughly cooked, and if it be a fair? ly well-made box, hot enough to serve. In cooking a ham or any large piece of meat, it is not necessary to keep up a liit*. Put the meat on tlv stow and let boil until it Is thorough? ly hot. A 4-pound piece of meat will take about 10 minutes, while a 10 DOund ham would take 30 or 35 min Utes. Place it. with the water, in the cooker and let remain for several hours. Should the piece of meat be very large, it might be heated twice. For Instance, if you wanted it for dinner, set |t on the stove when get? ting supper the day before, then place in the bOX, and when preparing breakfast, take it out. again let it t ome to a boil and return to the box until dinner Is ready, Btewt ?I chicken is delicious prepar? ed in the cooker. Soup is excellent made thus, be? cause tin- closed vessel lets none of the delicious odors and llavors escap" but re-absorbs them. Dried frull should be washed, soak? ed over night, put on the stove to boll from 2 to minutes, the sugar added, and then put in the l?,?\ several hours. Dried peas, beana, etc.. should lie washed, soaked overnight, drained, fresh water added, put on stove to boll J to 6 minutes, and then put in the box for several hours. Soft vegetables, such as cabbage, should he allowed to boll about 2 minutes before putting in the box. The Sunday dinner can he prepared when getting breakfast, put into the bojj and left until the family comes home from church, when it will he found hot, cooked er ell, and ready to serve. Toiled or steamed puddings need he left on the stove only a little while and put in the box to Finish COOklng. If it is hot Weather, baby's bottle of milk can he placed in a pail of cold water and In box to keep cool un? til needed. If it is Winter and baby's midnight lunch ma ds to be kept warm, heat it at night and set it in the box. it will be found a/arm enough without the trouble of re? heating. A ireeeel of boiling water set in the box at night is a great help if sick? ness is in the house and hot water is needed during the night. In the morn? ing it will he hot enough for dish washing. i In short, the flreless cooker can be used for cooking anything except those foods whose chief attraction lies in the criepneee that results from rap? id cooking. The housewife must not expect to have perfect results the very first time she uses it. Her results were far from satisfactory, doubtless, the first time slny used her cook stove. Pa? tience will give experience. Best re? sults are obtained if the food is cook? ed In the same vessel that is set in the box. Be careful not to lift the |ld of box or vessel and thus let out heat and steam. Have too much water in the pot rather than too little. When box is not in us?, be sure to have it airimr. as a home-made one is apt to become musty. There are many advantages from the use of the flreless cooker. but perhaps none is more appreciated by the housewife than that of not having to stand over the hot stove so much on a summer's day. It saves expense because much less wood is used. It saves trouble for tire men, because there is less wood to saw, chop or carry in. The cares of the housewife are lessened in manjr ways. : The pots, not b*?ing blacked or burned are easier t* clean and wear longer. Kitchen odors ar* done away with: thus files are not so much attracted, which materially adds to the health of theffamily. Time and labor are saved. The food Is better cooked and tastes better because the volatile oils that give the effstinctive flavors cart not pass into the air. Meats especial? ly are mqje nutritious and digestible \ because of the long, slow process of > cooking. 4 The discomfort and actal suffer? ing occasioned by , unnecessary heat in the house are avoided. In using a hay box. most of the cooking can be done In the cool of the evening or early morning. It will furnish a hot meal at a picnic and hot coffee or cold wat? r to the men in the efild. It kee.ps warm the breakfast for the late riser. The tireless cooker will not do everything. It Is not a cure-all 'for the troubled, tired housewife. It Is. however, a great burden lifter and does lessen the work, and the smart little woman on the farm will Invent for herself fifty useful methods of using tbe tireless cooker that I have not beet able to mention here. TO CUT X ATI OX'S EXPENSE. Special Cabinet Meeting Held for the Purpose of Pruning Down Inti? mates for Xext Fiscal Year. Washington. July 21.?A special meeting of the cabinet was held at the White House today to further dls i Utt the matter Of cutting down the estimates of the various departments for the coming fiscal year. The pruning of the estimates ifl proving a source of considerable work. The cabinet scrutinized care? fully the revised figures as made up In their respective departments and when the cabinet adjourned it had completed consideration of only B small portion of the total amount that will be examined in detail. DECIDE YOURSELF. The Opportunity is Here. Backed By Suniter Testimony. Don't take our word for It. Don't depend on a stranger's state? ment. Read Sumter endorsement/ Head the statement of Sumter citi? zens. And decide for yourself. Here is one oase of it: Mrs. ('has. Browning, 101 K. Canal St., Sumter. S. C, says: T suffered from kidney complaint for some time, My kidneys were disordered and the secretions became unnatural and When allOWed to Stand, deposited sediment, i suffered from dull, nag? ging backachei and had dfstreeelng pains through my buns. My head ached constantly, i could not rest well and in the morning I felt tired and languid, since using Doan s Kid? ney Pills, procured at China's drug Store, I am free from backache and pains In my buns, am abb' to rest well and the kidney secretions are regular In passage. The headches have ceased and I feel bette r in every way. I Doan's Kidney Pills the- credit for the great re lict' i have received." Kot sab- by all dealers. Price 50 cents. EToster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name?Doan's -and take tin other. No. I, The man who boasts that he has eveythlng he wants doesn't want much. Time is money, but it is a mighty poor substitute for a hank account. r 96 Sheets Linen Paper 50 Linen Envelopes O'DONNELl h CO. Vacation Sale of PAPER AND ENVELOPES. 96 Sheets^Linen Paper worth 25c 50 Linen Envelopes worth 20c Vacation Sale Price for both 29c A Limited Quantity Only! O'Donnell * Co. ? Lime, Cement, I ? Shingles, Laths. Acme i laster, fir Drain and Sewer Pipe, Building Material all Kinds, C . \' \g rj Chicken Feed, Hay, Grain, Horses Mviles, Buggies, Wagons and Harness. Wholesale and Retail. :: :: :: :: :: BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER. SUMTER, S C. ! Reasons Why You Should Carry a Bank Account. It teaches economy. ' It helps your credit. It guards you against waste. It furnishes the best receipt for the money you pay out. It createsbusinesshabits that will increase your savings It protects your funds against loss by robbery. ?2 Bank of Sumter. THE TIME TO BUY You want to own your homo. Every good cltleen does. If you do not al? ready own your home, you can't ^ot on the right road any t< o soon. The present offers you exceptional opportunity to make a start, business haa been rathor nuiet the past two reera and there are a number of bargains to he picked up here and there from partim who want to turn their prop? erty Into cash. 1 have a number of BUCh propositions to offer you. If you want to buy a home or lot it will pay you to see me. CITY. FARM AND TIM? BER PROPERTY HAN? DLED. REAL ESTATE LOANS NEGOTIATED. 26\> N Main St R. B. Belsen REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY. Sumter, S. C. MONEY INVESTED IN REAL ESTATE MORT? GAGES. LET ME INVEST YOUR IDLE MONEY AT 7 AND 8 PER CENT. Many are Called, but a Great Many Go Back to Sleep. We are wide awake for banking business in every de? partment and arc prepared to make good. No ac? count too small and none too large to receive cour? teous treatment. Remember the name and place and take your business to ^? 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