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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1910.
The Sumter Watchman was found?
ed In III? and the True Southron in
111!. The Watchman and Southron
?aw haa the combined circulation and
famfluence of both of the old papers,
?aid Is manifestly ths best advertising
mad turn in 8u rater.
If the roport of the committee that
investigated the State Hospital for
the lnaan? Is not pigeon-holed, it
will prove the sensation of the ap?
proaching session of the Legislature.
? ? ?
Taft vs. Plnchot is said to be. In
fact, the land grabbers against
Roosevelt conservation policies. If
this be true, the fight will not begin
in earnest until the Big Stick returns
from Africa.
e ? ?
The democrats and insurgents
downed Boas Cannon once, but the
old man didn't have time to frame up
deal with a few of the purchasable
imany congressmen. They will
rdly catch him napping again.
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The Beard of County Commission
are not knocking the proposed
automobile hlghwsy to Columbia, but
they do not care to have the county
saddled with the cost of construction
and maintenance without careful and
mature consideration. They have put
the members of the Legislature on
notice that they want to know what
la proposed to be done In the way of
legtslatlor before it Is done. If they
wait until a law Is enacted It will be
too late to protest, if the burden
proves too great for Sumter county
to bear.
t The Union Brokerage Company*
the wholesale grocery and Jobbing
business organised by the members
of ths Sumter County Farmers'
Union, with Mr. J. M Brogdon as
manager, opened for business In one
of the wire houses at the old C. S. &
N. depot on Mondsy of last week.
This concern will carry a complete
stock of groceries and farm supplies
and the outlook Is that It will do a
large business.
In Investigation by Secretary Rear
don, of the Chamber of Commerce, of
the report that the Northwestern
Railroad was discriminating against
Sumter by giving a special rate on
Saturday of one fare for the round
trip between Rembert and Csmden,
while the rate to Sumter from the
same point was 1 1-1 fares, brought
a poalthe denial of the report from
President Thomas Wilson. He In?
formed Secretary Reardon that there
h^s never been any discrimination,
that a special rate of one fare for the
round trip has been In effect on Sat?
urday from all stations to both S ira?
te r and Camden and that the rate Is
still In effect Camden and Sumter
are given the Identical treatment in
the making of special rates and this
rule will not be departed from.
Hie Torrens System.
e
The South Carolina legislature will
be urged to pass a law providing the
Torrens system of registering titles
In that State. The system In vogue
there 1? as loose and unsatisfactory
as it Is In North Carolina and as an
instance of how It operates, the Spnr
tanhurx Journal says that a few Jays,
ago It was desired by an attorney of
that city to trace the title of a lol
on North church street There was
one lint gone In the (bain and be
hsd little hope of finding It. Suppose
that John Smith bad tak n on* a
grant for one thousand acres of bind
In 17 70. in the first place the /runt
may be reoorded In Raleigh for tnis
part of the country, and was < nc ?
hitched on to Tryon county. N. c.
That tract afterward may have b? Oft
divided and sold to several pnr< ha H
era, and there may have been a doz?
en transfers alnce the original r?vnt.
It ma> be easy to understand how
difficult It would be to trace 50 per?*
of that original tract, or even h clt:
lot ?0 b> feet hack to the grau*.
It Is ??xplalned y the Journal, as it
has been explained by all the pspafg
that have advocated th^ Torrens sys?
tem, that It proposes to do SWS] with
sll such expense and red tape. The
general provision <>f the law Is that
the owner of a tract of land makes
application to the special officers f ?r
register Ills land Is advertised for
a certain time. If there nre no
claims against It and there Is no ah?
: ?n made by any one. then his
tltb bl i- eordcd on a special book.
AftOf that examination of titles paed
PPt go beyond that. It will rOQtlfN
no conveyancer to make the examin?
ation. The only aspaataaa win be i
small fee and the cost of advertising.
Tlu adoption ?.f the Torr? i ? syst? in
ought to ba m ob- one of the quallfl*
pallet I for legislative candidacy
?rharl ?tte Chronicle
That White QOOdl Sale as an
noum ed by The Sumter l>iy <Joo<!s
Co. ought to be read with much ln
tereai by everyone who use White
Good?. Think of the advantage In
selecting from a stock bought before
the aivance In Cotton Fabrics.
8
Farmers' Union News
?AND- l
Practical Thoughts for Practical Farmers
(Conducted by L'. \V. Dubbs, President Fanners' Union of Sumter
County.)
The Watchman and Southron having decided to double its jervice by
?omi-weekly publication, would improve that service by special features.
The first to be Inaugurated la this Department for the Farmers' Union and
Practical Farmers which 1 have been reQt ested 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 the Union are requested to use these columns.
Also to publish auch clippings from the agricultural papers and Govern?
ment Bulletins as I thlnl 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 | ablished.
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,
Mayesvllle. S. C.
FARMERS' UNION RESOLUTIONS.
Resolutions of Suinter County Farm?
ers' Union on Selling; Cotton for
Future Delivery.
Whereas: In. recent issues of The
Farmers' Union Sun and other pa?
pers there have been several letters
advising and urging farmers to sell
cotton for next September and Octo?
ber delivery at prices now prevailing
or at the highest point those months
are quoted at by the speculative In?
terests, and
Whereas: In our fundamental law
we have declared It to be the purpose
of the Farmers* Union "To eliminate
gambling in farm products by Board?
of Trade. Cotton Exchanges and oth?
er Speculators." and
Whereas: The dictum of no man
"That it is not gambling to bet on
a sure thing" ever did or ever can
make dealing in futures anything
else than gambling. Therefore be It
Resolved: First. The Farmers'
Union of Sumter County hereby
places itself on record as being un?
alterably opposed to the use of the
columns of our official organ to pro?
mulgate views so at variance with
the principles of the order;
Second, Such advice is unsound
and unwise for several other reasons,
amonz them: that should there be
largs dealings of this kind and the
market should go against the buyers
they would simply "go broke" and
the farmers would have no ??edres?;
but should the market go against the
farmers they would be forced "to
make good" for no sales would be
accepted except from farmers of
known ability to carry out their con?
ti acts. And further, unless 'he In?
dividual has plenty of money to mar?
gin his contracts he is taking risks
that even a big profit, should he re
able to collect It, will not warrant.
Third, We wish to publicly com?
mend Hon. B. F. Keller, member of
the State Union Executive Commit?
tee for the 7th district for his fear?
less and logical letter condemning
this pernicious advice, which wo feel
sure was given by our distinguished
brother from Barnweli without reul
lzlng the snares and pitfalls It would
leai us into.
Fourth. We ask the PArTMtrV
Unions] to Join us In warning our peo?
ple agplr.jt being led astray by such
specious arguments.
Filth. We ask th.^ papers that hav>
published such advice and all others
that have at heart the best interests
of the Union, and the prosperity of
cur people to join vlth us In UrVlntt
our formers to stick to ragitfmutt
business.
(Signed)
e. W. da bbs.
J. If, brogdox,
a i). calx,
Committee.
f'nanlmously adopted.
RUQH W1THRR0POON,
Secretary.
Oats and Vetch.
W itch your corn crib and hay loft
these oarly January days. You are
golnc to be scam- of hors?> t'< ed be?
fore layinir-by time. It' yon ha Vi two
horses <?r mules, select two acres of
good land. Break and harrow once
or twice. Scatter 400 ??r 500 pounds
of fertilizer and then sow before the
first Of February tWO bushels of oats
and u half bushel of vetch to the
11 re, The two acres will make horse
feed worth ||Pf00, This makei a fin.
combination feed. Mow the lot when
the oats ira turning. If you ha VC the
oot to nosed meal, mix 4??n pounds
acid, 2oi) pounds kalnll and 100
pounds of cottonseed meal and sow
on the two acres, You will And that
lha oheapeal and beat horse feed yon
avar raised, it will be ready to mow
In time lO plant a bite com crop ot?
to sow peas.
Alva Solomons who was danger
ousiy wounded by the accidental dis?
charge of a parlor rifle Saturday,
Jan. ist. has Improved steadily and
area able to leave the Infirmary sat
nrday afternoon,
THE IMPRACTICAL.
Why Business Failure Is Inevitable to
Some Individuals.
lo many individuals with limited
business aspirations fall so hopeless?
ly short of a practical business point
of view that failure is inevitable.
I listened long and patiently the
other day to the hard luck story Ol
a small farmer practicing the inten?
sive system with fruits and vege?
tables. He lived on the edge of a
considerable village, and [>0 miles
away was a growing city of 200,000
pcpulation. But the farmer was sore
?
ard discouraged.
"Nobody in the whole section be
gii8 to touch the stuff that I'm grow?
ing." he said h< tly. "I'm a past
master in the business. But what is
the result? Every year I have stuff
rotting here on the ground. I would
not haul It into town for the prices
they pay. It s ridiculous!"
To me, however, that farmer hlm
sdf was the most ridiculous single
tl.ing In the whole story.
In an age of specializing he had
specialized the growing of fine fruits
and vegetables. They were his hob?
by. But he overlooked the fact that
alter his fruits were grown and rip?
ened his work wag only half done.
Without connecting with a profitable
market he might as well have put In
his time making mud pies in his back
y.ird. Fifty miles a' was a city
which vvould have grubbed for bis
produce. A main line of railroad ran
leght passenger trains into it every
24 hours. Why didn't he complete
the work by establishing market con?
nections?
But this was a sore spot with the
farmer. A few years before he had
kept three or four Jersey cows, and
the farmer's wife was an expert but
tsr-maker. In some way an official
of the express company operating ov?
er the lines of the road through the
village heard of this famous butter
product and arranged to take the
surplus without transportation cost
and paying a sharp premium for it.
But the farmer had made only one
shipment and had quit "n disgust.
Why? Simply because the farmer's
wife had always used glazed crockery
in which to handle milk and butter
and In making the first six* or eight
pound shipment in a vessel that had
cost her 50 cents the city purchaser
had failed to return the empty crook!
Why had she used the crock for ship?
ment? Oh. well, she had never used
anything else in the handling of but?
ter'
Yet not a few of the big buslnesi
concerns of the country that ore
seeking foreign outlet, for trade 0X0
no wiser than this farmer's wife.
They are producers of goods that are
in foreign demand. Transportation
rates are reasonable and direct.
Prices are satisfactory. But. would I
you believe it. these bidders for for?
eign trade will not pack their goods
for shipments as the market requires?
A few years ago a manufacturing
concern In Chicago sold a consign?
ment of neckties to. a retail Prm III
British India. Instructions for pack?
ing were that tin boxes should bO
prepared with covers, the ties placed
Inside and the covers soldered on
Closely. The Chicago house balked
at this. It packed the ties as It would
have done were they to go to Balti?
more or Denver and made the ship?
ment. Several weeks later notice
came that the whole shipment had
arrived in a ruined condition. A
small grub, recognised In those seas*
had penetrated the cardboard and
wooden coverings and eaten the allh
into rage!?Chicago Tribune.
Th following gentlemen will rep?
resent the Presbtyerian Church ;>t
the Laymen's Missionar) Convention
in Columbia, Jan. lT-iy; H. L.
Scarborough, l?. Jamea VVInn, J,
McCallum, W F, Shaw, C, <;. Row
land, Alternates: j, }i Chandler, D
C, shaw, fates feadon, w. H, Scott
and Dr. Mills.
If Dr. Eliot actually wants t.. bene
nt humankind, let him publish a five
foo shopping list.- New Y ok Mail.
A SERIES OF FIRMS.
Firemen Had Ix>ts to I)o Sunday and
Monday.
The fire department was called out 1
twice Sunday, the first time at 2 a.
m. to extinguish a blaze on the roof
of Mrs. Manning Brown's residence I
on Church street. The fire was quick?
ly gotten under control and the darn
age was small.
At noon the firemen had a hard
fight to prevent the total destruction
of the residence of Mr. Henry G. Mc
Kagen on East Calhoun street. The
roof and second floor were consid?
erably damaged, but the remainder
of the house was not Injured except
by water and smoke. The furniture
and other household effects were
badly damaged. The house, which Is
the property of Mr. H. C. Hayns?
worth was Insured for a sufficient
amount to cover the damage. Mr.
McKagen had his furniture insured
but the exact amount of his loss has
not been determined.
The fire originated from a fire
which was left burning in an upstairs
room while the family was down?
stairs. A log rolled out of the fire
place and set fire to the floor, spread?
ing thence to the wall and up Into
the roof.
Monday about 7:15 o'clock the
department was called out again.
The lire this time was on Church
Street, where Mr. Irving A. Rytten
burg's automobile sued and stable
were burned. The buildings were too
far gone when the firemen arrived
for them to save the building and
they gave their attention to prevent?
ing the spread of the fire to other
buildings. The loss was not great as
Mr. Ryttenburg's automobile was
saved.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock the hose
wagons had another long run to 216
Oakland Avenue, where a small
house occupied by a negro family was
on fire. The roof was damaged to the
extent of a few dollars before the
blaze was extinguished.
Be early at the Big White Sale at
The Sumter Dry Goods Co. If you
wquld get the best values. The as?
sortment Is both large and varied but
not altogether limitless.
The Dion-Bouton automobile fac"
tory, Puteaux, France, has built what
It terms "the theatrical car of the
future." This is an automobile suf?
ficiently commodious to caryy a com?
pany of about twelve persons, with
room for the baggage on top.
ABOUT HYOMEI.
A Bottle Costa Only 50 Cents?A
Complete Outfit Including Inhaler
$1.00.
When J. F. W. DeLorme will guar?
antee Hyomei to cure catarrh or give
you your money back, what is your
answer?
Are you satisfied with your condi?
tion, or do you want to rid yourself
forever of vile catarrh, with its hu?
miliating symptoms, such as hawk?
ing, spitting, blowing and bad
breath?
Hyomei is a simple, antiseptic
medicine, that you breathe through
a small pocket Inhaler over the parts
affected.
It is made of Australian eucalyp?
tus mixed with other germ kill'.ns
and membrane soothing antiseptics.
Get a complete outfit today. It
only costs $1.00, and contains every?
thing necessary to cure an ordinary
case of catarrh. Extra bottles, if
needed. 50c.
Hyomei is the best remedy in the
world for sore throat, coughs and
colds, croup and bronchitis. It gives
wonderful relief in two minutes. For
Bale by druggist! everywhere and by
J. F. W. DeLorme.
1-10-19?W, 1-12.
FOR SALI-:?It being nec Mary to
retire on account of my health, I
offer for sale the best paying busi?
ness In town. Ducker & Bultman?
W. sY S. 1-11-tf.
FOR RENT?iFarm of 102 acres at
Wedgefteld on account of death of
William Murray. Ducker & Bull
man. 1-11-It.
ESTATE OF
SAMUEL RAOIN, Dee d.
Executor's Sale of Persona) Property.
By order of the Judge of Probate
for Sumter County, 8. C, I will Of
1 T for sale at public outcry to the
highest bidder, for cash, on Monday
the 2 1th day of January. A. !>.. 1910,
at the late residence of the deceased,
In Manchester Township, in said
County at 11 o'clock a. m. The per?
sonal property of said estate consist?
ing of one 1-horse wagon, one
2-horse wagon, two mules, two z n a
l( calves, 14 hogs, one lot of corn, cot?
ton seed, fodder, peas, potatoes, SU
gar cane, hary and a large variety of
agricultural Implements, harnessi
gear, etc.
[SHAM MITCHELL,
Executor.
Sumter. S. C.. Jan. s. 1<?10.
I w & s?41?i?t wlcly.
STAUNOH FRIENDS OF PE-RU-NA.
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Grandmothers and Grandfathers Who Believe In Pc-ro-na.
MRS. H. G. GREEN and family, of
Lewis Creek, Ind., write: "We
{fj CAN recommend Peruna as a good f
medicine for chronic catarrh of the
stomach and bowels. I have been
troubled with it severely for over a year,
and also a ci ugh.
"Now my cough is all gone, and all the
distressing uymptoms of catarrh of the
stomach and bowels have disappeared.
"I will recommend it to all as a rare
remedy."?Mrs. F. E. Little, Tolono, 111.
f^T HAD catarrh of the stomach, bow
1 els and lower internal organs. Had
a great deal of pain in my right hip,
which felt like rheumatism. Also, pain
in my internal organs. The water was
highly colored, my back was weak, was
constipated, and very restless.
"I commenced to take Peruna accord?
ing to directions, and began to improve.
I have taken ten bottles of Peruna and
think I am cured."?Mr. W. C. Hemp
hill. Louisv He, Miss.
cannot express to you our thanks for
what Peruna has done for mother.
"When sho began your medicine f he
was not able to be up all day, but now
she is helping with the work and at
present has gone on a visit. Her health
is improved in general. No discharges.
Good appetite. Sleeps well and looks
well."
^DY following your irrtructtons and
D taking your Peruna and Manaiia
I am cured of catarrh.
"I had catarrh for twelve years and
quite a bad cough so I could not sleep
nights. I do not have any cough now.
If I feel anything in the throat I take a
swallow of Peruna and I am all right.?
?Mr. W. D. Smith, Sr., 2440 Forest St,
fort Huron, Mich.
Ask Your Druggist for a Free Peruna Almanac for 1910.
Dr. H. A. Mood, who has been
quite sick foi* several months return?
ed Saturday from Port Motte, where*
he has been recuperating i or several
weeks. His health baa greatl) in
proved and he is n >w able to be out
and attend to bi
of New York. Another big mortgage
filed with him for record is that of
C <? Sumter Cms and Light Company
>or ?7r>,0o0. in favor of the Cojumbfft
Irust Company, of New York.
Clerk of Court Parrott has in his
office for recording a mortgage for
$200,000,000 executed by the Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad company in fa?
vor of the United States Trust Co.,
Mr. Claude K Hurst, who went to
a Richmond hospital for treatment
several days ago was operated on
Monday. A telegram was received
about noon stating that he stood the
operation well and his condition^was
very satisfactory.
Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Jan. 19,20,21
O'Donnell & Cos B;g White
Sale takes place on the above
dates. Then will be the time to
lay in your supply of White
Goods, Laces and Kmbroideries
ot every description.
See Our "Ad" Later.
O'Donnell 6 Co

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