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WEONCSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1909. Tb? Sumter Watchman was found? ed In 1850 and the True Southron in 181?. The Watchman and Southron low has the combined circulation and Influence of both of the old papers, and Is manifestly the best advertising vadium In Sumter. St'If TICK HOY SUCCEEDS. E. D. McCutchan Completes Im? portant Job In Oaxocn, Mexico. The following article copied from a recent Issue of an Oaxaca. Mexico newspaper, will be read with Interest by the relatives and friends of Mr. E. D. McCutchan. a Sumter boy, a graduate of the City High School and Clemson College: "Doubtless one of the most brilliant social events that Oaxaca has ever known was that occasioned last Sun? day evening by the Inauguration of the new Luis Mlery Teran theatre, Oaxaca's new play house. The event was one that called forth the best paople of the city from both Mexican and foreign society and the gathering was one of the most representative ever seen here. Governor Plmental presided at the Inauguration and when the appro? priate time came'made the official announcement of the opening of the magnificent theatre to the Oaxaque nan public. On the stage with Governor Plmen tel were the higher government offi? cials including General Hernandez governor of this military zone, and Afra. Luis Mler y Teran, widow of the ex-governor of Oaxaca after whom the theatre is named. Mrs. Teran came from Mexico City for the pur? pose of being present at this open? ing. When the Invited guests entered the theatre on this opening night the place was dimly lighted and after the theatre was filled and Governor Pimentel had entered, followed by the other Important personages, Electrl can McCutchan flooded the entire theatre with light, illuminating the building with 3,000 lights, at the name time the State band played the Hlmno Naclonal. The enthusiasm was general, the applause continued for some minutes. The programme was an interesting one, the features of importance be? ing a report by State Engineer Franco on the construction of the house from the time It was started until the night of Its Inauguration. Following this eame the official address. Other numbers on the program were the following: a piano duet, on two pia? nos by Miss Oavito and Emillo Ortlx. which was most entertainingly ren? dered; a dialogue by Miss Magto and If Ins Brlto received such applause that the author. Dr. Carrledo, was compelled to come before the audi? ence and receive an ovation. Cavalier Rusticana Sung by twenty of the young lady vocalists of the city, extremely well rendered and en? thusiastically received. Then came the official opening by Governor Pl? mental In which he announced the opening of the new play-house to the public of Oaxaca. The singing of the National Hymn by a hundred school children accompanied by the Hand, closed the event. Several h light pictures of the stage and audience were taken. On the , stage with the governor 115 of the most prominent bus? men of Oaxaca, as well as the hundred school children dressed i the national colors. One of the principal features of completion and inauguration of the new theatre In Oaxaca is the electrical Installation, Installed completely and entirely by E. D. Mc? Cutchan. representing the Arturo Kr?nzen company of Chicago, who has a branch In Mexico City. Over a year ago Mr. McCutchan came to >axaca and began the work on the theatre. Since that time the work has rressed rapidly until the comple In good time for the Inaugura Won. The work speaks highly, in deed, for Mr. McCutchan, for, In all there are 3444 lights In the building, from the main switchboard there fifty-two circuits. Aside from the tin switch there are three smaller each carrying a number of clr cultn. The work of arranging such a complete installation, having all lines so perf.^tiy balanced, and In placing ever' Thing In connection with the II lumin.\t!oi< In a convenient way for operation, necessitates the work of an experienced man, and Mr. Mc Cu+chan Is to be congratulated on the successful manner In which this Work has been done. The larjce gwttohbOQffd located OS tlso stago carries some sixty switches, find Is made of marble, it is ;iS |;u-, as Is used In many plants f irnlshlng lights for cities. The Installation Is made entirely Are proof, every wire being run ihr., >n tubes from the board to the lights. Mr. MeCntehan has eomph-ti-d bin work here and will leave soon for ?f, xuo City, where hu will have Farmers' Union News ?AND ? Practical Thoughts for Practical Farmers (Conducted by E. W. Dnbbs, President Farmers' Union of Sumter County.) The Watchman and Southron having decided to double its service by semi-weekly publication, would improve that service by special features. The first to bo inaugurated is this Department for the Farmers' Union and Practical Farmers which I have been requested to conduct. It will be my aim to give the Union news and official calls of the Union. To that end officers, and members of tr?e Union are requested to use these columns. Also to publish such clippings from the agricultural papers and Govern? ment Bulletins as I think, will be of practical benefit to our readers. Ori? ginal articles by any of o?;r readers telling of their successes or failures will be appreciated and | ublished. Trusting this Department will be of mutual benefit to all concerned, THE EDITOR. All communications for tl Is Department should be sent to E. W. Dabbs. Mayesville. S. C. NOTICE. The Sumter County Union will hold the annual meeting for the elec? tion of officers in the Court House on Friday, Dec. 3rd. We hope to have two invited speakers and will call the meeting to order at 10 a. m., for the purpose of hearing them before our business meeting. E. W. DABBS, President. Some Handeln Thoughts. I am Indebted to the Farmers' Union Sun of Columbia for three very timely art cles: "Hindering Cause of the South's Progress" should have the thoughtful reading of every one in tho county. We need to read more and take advantage of the results of the experiments made by others. We also need to read more for the broader ing of the mind that comes from contact with the thoughts of others when expressed on paper. Men are usually more careful of what they say when it is reduced to writing and especially, when it Is to be printed, than In or? dinary conversation or in speech making. Consequently published ar* tlcles should, and nearly always do express the most mature thought the writer has on the subject under dis? cussion. Our next clipping "Farmers' Clubs" outlines a simple plan to make coun? try life more attractive to the young people, and to the old as well, for most of us enjoy some relaxation when It can be obtained without too much strain. I visited last summer a community where there is a com? fortable club home with piano and games so that all may find amuse ment. How much this central re? sort is responsible for the progress of that commulnlty I am not prepar? ed tho say. It may be that it is one of the products of progress. Any way I would like to see one In every far? ming community, where meetings of various kinds could be held without trespassing on the schools or asking special favors of private property owners. Our next is the old, old story of high prices leading to overproduc? tion. With corn and hay and oats and flour bringing high prices, beef and pork and chickens and eggs bringing prohibitive prices for the housekeeper of moderate means, It does seem that It would not be neces? sary to urge the growing of these ar? ticles of home consumption. Fellow farmers, we have now greater en? couragement to grow these food sup? plies than ever before in our history; are we going In the face of all the experience of the past to neglect them for the will 'o the wisp of high priced cotton. I believe that the price of cotton will be kept up to profitable figures for some years, but the farm? er who reaps most from it, will be the one who is making a profit on food crops. E. W. D. Hindering Cause of the South's Prog? ress. One things that has hindered the progress of the South and prevented her from taking the place In the af? fairs of the nation to which she ought to aspire, and, by reason of her splendid natural advantages, will ultimately reach, Is that Southern people are not a reading people, not even of newspapers, as compared with other sections of the country. Coneequentlyi they do not keep nbfSflUrt Of the times in any of the affair of life. They are, generally ?peaking1, woefully behind In ail those ssatten thai relate to material ad? vancement and social welfare. In eivie Improvement, In agriculture, In education and In the SltS and s< i? nces, oar people, while having made som,' progress, are yet lag? gardi end have failed to grasp the opportunities, better than which none can be found anywhere, that lie con? veniently near on every side in this favored land of ours. We are confident that the primary cause of this unprogressiveness is ignorance. Our people are lacking In education, many of whom cannot even read; and the majority of those who can have never formed the read? ing habit. As much as some are dis? posed to decry the newspaper, it is nevertheless in this day and time the greatest of all mediums for inter? change of thought, and the best means of finding out what is going on in the world and of learning what other men and women in other sec? tions of the country are thinking and doing. Unfortunately, the masi? of the people of the South is through indifference or lack of education cut off from this source of information. In the 900,000 square miles of the South there are just fifty-three daily newspapers that run over 20,000 cir CUlation, while in the 94,000 square miles of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Mas? sachusetts there are seventy-four. In thai facti it seems to us, lies in large part the difference in the progress of the one section over the other. We make no mention here of the circula? tion, of technical papers in the three States just mentioned, such as jour? nals relating to agriculture or other industrial occupations, together wtih the current literature that pours from the press every month, which must run up into the millions; but here in the South, outside the cities and larg? er towns, the literature which bears on a man's chosen field of work is rarely subscribed for and read but little. It is no wonder, therefore, that our people are far behind in the race along nearly all lines. In the matter of education this is especially true, but, fortunate? ly for the South, our best people are beginning to find It out, or rather to appreciate the fact and deplore it, and to insist on the provision of means to remedy the evil of Its Illit? eracy. Unquestionably, the progressolve men and women of the South have a ureat task before them?the arousing of the mass of its population, which lies dormant like a sleeping giant, to the immense possibilities of its nat? ural resources and Its inspiration to such activity as will make the utmost u?e of what nature has so bountiful? ly supplied. It Is gratifying, and a most promising indication of the good time to come, that with rare unanimity the press of the South is seeking to awaken our people to their responsibilities and duties. Practically, we are out of national politics, and have been ever since the war. although we have ^de vain at? tempts to get into the t,. me; but now there seems to be a sort of consensus of opinion, unexpressed, to be sure, that possibly the befit thing for the South is to quit fooling with national politics and proced to hard work in furthering its magnificent agricultur? al, mineral and manufacturing re? sources as the surest way to recover the political prestige and power this section had before the war. That course, we think, should be encour? aged; for there Is no hope of the South's ever getting Into national af? fairs under present conditions with? out an abandonment of Its principles, for the doing of which we hardly think <>ur people are ready or will? ing.?Farmers' Union Sun. FOrmers* Clubs. charge of the Installation or p large government building now under con? struction. During the time he has been here he has made numerous friends who will refft! to see him leave Oaxaca. Some one has suggested the huild Ing of farmers' clubhouses. Why not? They would tend to solve the prob? lem of rural Isolation and the drearl noes of country life, These club? houses could be equipped with bil? liard and raid rooms, with smoking, music and dining rooms. The old dolorous church organ could be sup plemented by n piano and In the b i em< nl a heating pla nl could be Installed, Nor would it be out of the question to have bowling alleys, and a gymnasium would not be beyond the meani of the club's members, And why shouldn't the women en* joy all the privileges of such a club houte? There could be no objection j to their bowling or even occasionally taking part in a game of billiards. Tbey are surely entitled to all the pleasures of life that their sisters in the cities enjoy. And then for intel? lectual stimulus the club throughout the long winter months might have lecture courses from men eminent in such work, or conduct study courses, in art and travel. The social advantages of such clubs in farming communities are simply immense. They would bestow some of the sweetness and joy that come to more favored communities. These things are within the reach of farmers if they would only think so. The writer, alluded to above, says on this point: "It is a mistake to believe thai these agricultural workers have not the means or that they would not en? joy these advantages. And the farm? ers in the winter have the leisure as well. They spend money, as it is. And they spend time. But there is no system about the manner in which the farmer occupies himself in idle hours. "This is only one suggestion for an improvement in rural life. There are educational and social affairs now enjoyed in the country, but in every direction there is this vast room for improvement. And there are sports and pastimes that should he intro? duced all of which would tend to make country life more attractive."? Farmers' Union Sun. BIG BONUS OFFERED. If Von Want to Win the Piano, \o\v Is the Time to (Jet Busy. For the purpose of stimulating in? terest at the outset in our Piano Vot? ing Contest we have decided to offer a big bonus in votes for those who enter the race early. To all who sub? scribe or secure new subscribers or 'pa'd in advance subscrptlons from old subscribers to the amount of $15. ' or more, between this date and De- 1 eember 10th Will be given a bonus of OJlf hundred (IOC* votes ti?V each dollar paid In addition to the regular number of votes specified in our ad? vertisement. That is to say: If you secure 10 new subscribers to the Watchman and Southron at $1.50 each, you will receive 3,000 votes, the regular num? ber, and 1.500 votes additional as a bonus. It will pay and pay handsomely to get into the race at the start. Bear in mind this bonus offer holds god until 6 p. m., December 10th. only. If remittances are made by mail under this bonus otter, the postmark on the letter containing the remit? tance will be counted as if the money had been paid at this office on that j date. DEATH. Mrs. Ella Tourney died at 9 o'clock this morning in Philadelphia, Pa., where she had been under the care of specialists for several months. The body will arrive in this city on the 11 o'clock train tomorrow morning accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Xeill O'Donnell, who were In Philadelphia at the time of Mrs. Tuomey's death. The funeral services will be held In St. Joseph s Chapel at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. Mrs. Tuomey was a daughter of the late William Begin, and was born in this city December 4, 1852. From her father and husband she inherited a large estate which she had largely increased by the exercise of the ex? ceptional business ability with which she was endowed and for some year? she has been one of the wealthiest residents of Sumter. She was a de? vout Catholic and had given largely to the church, one of her most re* cent benefactions being a large con? tribution toward the erection of St. Anne's Church, now in process of construction. Mrs. Tuomey was twice married, first to Joseph McGuinnis and then to T. J. Tuomey, both of whom prede? ceased her. She left no children, but is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Neill O'Donnell, of this city, and Mrs. L. Arther O'Neill, of Charleston, and one half-sister. Mrs. W. H. Epperson, of this city. The Sumter High School football team maintained its record in the game with the Florence High School Friday afternoon. The score was 22 to 0. The team has never had its goal line Crosssed hi two years and in that time a number of strong teams have been played. The game Fri? day afternoon was an Interesting ex? hibition, but the result was never in doubt, The team work of the home team was excellent and was what counted most In deciding the game, but there was. also, fmo Individual pluylng. The Florence boys made a game light and made the home team IVOl k U >r w hat t hey got. There vvill be no ordinary pork barrel in congress during the ap? proaching season. The vessel will be a hogshead, at the very lea<t. New Vork Mail. SPLENDID BUCKEYE WOMEN Married and Unmarried, Praise the Buckeye , Remedy, Pe-ru-na. Mrs. Victoria M. Pickel? Internal Catarrh. Now Has Best of Health. MISS Nora Kelley, It. It. 1, Box 121, | Mrs. Victoria M. Pickel, 130 E. Mound St., Columbus, Ohio, writes: London, Ohio, says: **I write to thank you for the wonder? ful good your Peruua has done for me. "I have been using Peruna for catarrh, having had a very aggravated case, so 4,I was a sufferer from kidney and nad tn?t it clogged the nasal organs, other internal trouble for twenty-two When I did get the nasal organs opened, years. Two years ago 1 began to take Peruna and I only took about three bot ties and to-day I can say I am a well person." Could (Mot Eat Without Suffering. Mrs. H. A. Weaver, Somerset, Ohio, writes: "I can safely and truly say that Peru? na has been a blessing to me. "I had catarrh so badly that I had lo3t the sense of smell and taste. "I had stomach trouble so bad that I could not eat anything without suffer? ing afterwards. "My friends advised me to try Peru? na. I bought one bottle and was greatly benefited by it, and so I bought one-half j has done for me. the mucus would drop into my throat and make me very sick. "A friend advised mo to take Peruna, and after using four bottles I was cured. "I bare no trouble now, and am happy to say that I am enjoying the best of health and attending to my lodge du? ties, being a member of the Rebecca Lodge of odd Fellows. "I would recommend Perunato those suffering with the same obnoxious trouble." Catarrh for Several Years. Mrs. Alice Bogle, 803 Clinton Stn Circleville, Ohio, writes: "J want to inform you what Peruna dozen bottles, and will say that i am completely cured of stomach trouble and catarrh. ?*I cannot say enough for Peruna." Pe ru na Brought Appetite. "I have been afflicted with catarrh for several years. I have tried different medicines and none seemed to do me any good until I used Peruna. I have taken six bottles and can praise it very Mrs. Selina Tanner, Athens, O., writes . highly for the good it has done me. that Peruna relieved her of stomach i "I also find it of great benefit to my trouble aud brought her a good appetite, children." Pe-ru-na An Honest Family Medicines What AUlcrma Editor Dally Item: Referring to your recent reference to the Mai raison Report on Muniei oal Finances, I beg to say that I am no more wise than any one else on th*s subject. As you already know Mr. Harra'son left here without making his report, and earnest ef? fort has beten made to have him re? turn and report but without success. Had Mr. Harralson not been pa*d bli money, amounting in round numbers to $600, which money was paid oul without authority and even before Mr. Harralson had finished his work, and had this money been held back until Mr. Harralson had made his report, perhaps the whole thing would not have resul-.ed In the farce which it has. I employed Mr. Harralson, by the authority of Council, and was the proper one to have authorized this bill paid. I was never consulted in the matter and the Clerk and Tr^as rer paid this $600 without w. -ant. Tours truly JAS. P LIOOX Sumter, S. C, Nov. 22, 1909. We are made happy by possessing what we ourselves love, not what oth? ers think lovely.?Rochefoucauld. FOR SALE?600 acres, near State burg, 10 miles west from Sumter, about 400 acres cleared; 12 settle? ments; good water, healthy; well rented; price $25 an acre. Address A. M. L., Box 326, Charleston, S. C. ll-ll-4t-ltw FOR SALE?Three nice gilts left, one pure bred Bershire and two with trace of Poland China. Two or three cows will be fresh in milk la? ter. Several undressed sleep skins at a dollar each; about that value in wool on them. After washing, fine for botom of buggy or bedside. Goat skins 50c. E. W. Dabbs, Mayes? ville, S. C, Nov. 4th. -WALK- OVER SHOE r' Be Thankful To-Day That You Have a Good Pair of Feet Be thankful also that you know the location of the store where you can buy good looking, long lasting and perfect fitting foot? wear for those feet. y. it'll be thankful every day if you have the judgment to buy WALK-OVER SHOES $3.50 8 $4. Sumter Clothing Co.