Newspaper Page Text
%\t ??latcbman n? *outj)r(m.
Published Wcdoeadsy and Batur lay. ?BT? OSTEEN PUBLISHING COMPANY. SUMTER, S. C. Terms: ? 1.60 par annum?la advance. Advertisements: One Square first Insertion.$1.00 Jfivery subsequent Insertion.60 Contracts for three months, or longer will be made at reduced rates. All communications which sub aarre private Interests will be charged for as advertisements. Obituaries and tribvtee of respect srtll he ebarged for. The Humter Watchman was found? ed la 1160 and the True Southron In lilt. The Watchman and Southron aow has the combined circulation and bsfluence cf both of the old papers, and Is mtnlfestly the best advertising saedlum in Sumter. MR. MANNING tX)R GOVIRNOR. It has been a source of genuine pleasure to ua to aee how the young men of Sumter have rallied to Mr. R. I. Manning's standard for the gover? norship. It is really a tribute to them, when they ao reau.ly appreciate Mr. Manning's worth. About fifteen years ago Mr. Man? ning, who has always been a fa;mer, moved from the country into the city of Sumter. He continues to farm on a la-ge scale. In addition to thla he is president of the Hank of Sumter and haa a direct Interest in the most im? portant enterprises of the city. He has always been, and is now, a auc cenaful farmer and la equally success? ful as a business man. He feela per? fectly at home in town or country. The greatest tribute to his worthi? ng- la found In the fact that, while he haa lived in the city compara? tively a few years, he is, perhaps, Sumter'a leading cltlsen. He is cer? tainly Sumter'a beat known citizen. To make thla posalble there must be back of It all a most potent person? ality. There must be characteristics that command the respect and admir? ation of his fellowmen. Thla we find to be true. The first Impression that Mr. Manning makes upon one is that he a a gentleman. One can not be in his presence for live minutes with reallklng the quullties of man Hh*?ai and gentility, i il? gentility ur satp upon the surfaco; but is the' /ard maaIfeatatioa of the great ISj quullties of ?.Mi. *hat form the .? ter cf a man, whom wo ?u light to honor. Sincerity, integrity, tru^h, and honor?theee are the char? acteristics that manlfeat themselves ao ntly. In addition to these essen? tial qualities. Mr. Munnlng Is a gentle ma i of culture and refinement, liber? al education, and breadth of view. He haa very discriminating business Judgment snd ?agaclty and la broad gauged in all of his views and meth? ods. If one In looking for a governor, who will poaaeaa qoalltb < and abilities that will adorn the exc- utlve chair of a sovereign state, he neetj not go far? ther than Mr. Manning. Munter ta keenly interested in his candidacy, because he haa never spared his means, hla influence, or himself, to advance all of Sumter's in? terests?commercial, Industrial, edu? cational, and religious. When Sumter's citizens think of whni Mi Manning has done for their city It la not aurprislng that they take advantage ??f an opportunity to show their appreciation. and when the votes are counted, wo believe that the unanimity of expresaton will reveal j the fact that ono'e follow-citlzena are not without grateful appreciation, but deelre not only that the object of their appreciation should be the re? cipient of any honors that ho might wish; but also that the State of South Carolina should be the beneficiary of HMSI qualities and characteristics! that unite to muke the bb ?l governor. There la no doubt about tho success of the Sumter Horse Show?but that Is a habit that Sumter has with ev? erything that is undertaken. This is Ml .said tn a boastful spir.', but a mere statement of a patent fact, see The complete and thorough defeat of ?sjSSSS IS Alabirna Is the most gratifying political occurrence of the year. Hobson i* u talented ami eC centrl< mountebank, whose egotism is ? urpaiwed OS)h bis brusa. e e e The signing of the treaty with Co? lombia la one of the llrst Irulta of thej WNsafi diplomat >. whfh Is based Up? on hoaaSH and fa r dealing This treaty will un 1 ?. as far as it la possl bl to undo i wrong, tho Rooaevelt grab of Panama b\ which Colombia wua atrlpped of territory and af? fronted as a sov* reign n itlon. Ttie ?s h-.as i" :' will maki friends for the Cnlfed Slates in South America, and will rentoro conlldonco In the good Intentions of this country that A . |. ,? i ? ? . ? 1 ?? ' > e .... rl.. i nog methods or It.iceP arol the dollar diplomacy of Taft. see Attorney J>neml I'eeples sa\s h wants only two more years in that 00 e and will then he ready to retire. What other olllee has he his eye on? NF.W ll.VNk AT MAYESVILLE. Citizens' Hank Organized with Capital Stock of $15,000?C. G. Itowland President, Goo. C. Warren, Cashier. Mayesville, April 7.?The Citizens' Hank of Mayesville was organised on Saturday with a capital stock of $16, 000. This hank was originally a hran? h of tho Fanners' Hank and Trust Company of Sumter. The fol? lowing officers were, elected: C. G Rowland, president: J. W. Cooper, It. F. DesChamps and W. S. Wheeler, Vice-presidents; George C. Warren, Cashier. The following directors were chosen: P. M. Tiller, Dr. W. M. Hrudley. H. Weinberg, W. W. Player, Hugh Witherspoon, W. S. Chandler, and C. Taylor. This new institution should have a' most successful career as some of the; most prominent business men in the town and communty are behind the movement. ENTERTAIN FOR Jl DGE GARY. Sumter Shiino Clnb Gives Smoker In Honor of Past Potentate. The Sumter Shrine Club entertained at a smoker and supper on Tuesday evening in honor of Judge Frank B. Gary of Abbeville, a Past Potentate of Oasis Temple of the Ancient Arabic! Order of the Mystic Shr:.ne, which1 was formerly the n. .me of the order in North and South Carolina before it was divided into two temples. The Arabic Patrol dressed in full dress uniform and drilled at the ?inoker, this being an especially pleas? ing feature of the occasion. Tho affair was much enjoyed by the fifty or more Shrlners who attended. Horse Show Notes. The playing of the Sumter Band was an especially pleasing feature of! the Horse Show and did much to | make the affair enjoyable. e e e There were many visitors here Tuesday for the show, but the crowd Wednesday was many times larger, e e e Never have so many fine reglster ed sail die hers*; been gathered tog ih-t er in one place in the ''tat** before ?is a the sumter U ?FSe Bh v, a fact that gjsenld ittfj th< people sum er e e e The success of the Horse Show has already become an established fact, showing that Sumter business men 1 ran make any venture a success, if i they pull together for it. ] e e e The Horse Show should greatly in? crease the interest throughout Sum? ter County in the raising and owning i of fine horses and mules. ? ? ? Many of the business men and their pmployees were glad of a chance to get off from work and have a little i pleasure at the Horse Show Tuesday afternoon. i ROBBERY OF S. C. W. DEPOT. Several Suits of Clothing Belonging to Conductors Stolen. On Tuesday night the South Caro-j Una Western depot was broken into and a trunk in the building in which the conductors and other employoes of the road had placed their clothing was broken open and several suits of clothing were stolen. This was all thai the robber secured. The police have been endeavoring to secure clues to the perpetrator of tho theft, but have been unable to do so. Real I State Transfers. J. im McCallum to Lula H. Fowler, lot on Calhoun street, $4,600. William E. Keels and Lucian Keels to Hesslo O. Bake?, one-fourth interest to tract in Shiloh township, $137.78. McCallum Ueulty Company and Richard J'. Heiser to W. Ludson Boyle, lot on Salem Avenue, $3,250. Dance Much Enjoyed. Tho informal dance given In the Armory Hall on Tuesday night was well attended by the young folks of the city and a number of visitors we.ro present. S< huma<IBOf'g Orchestra played for the dtUMOfl and the dune lag continued until after 1 o'clock. , The affair was much enjoyed by all, of those in attendance. Marriage Licence Record. A license to mam has been granted to Mr. B Wyghtman Henson and Miss Annie P. Dullard of Sumier. Licenses have also been granted to fae following colored oouptee; M< Drukens. ken bet I. and Henrietta McLean, Providence; Jarrett Mack :md Martha Deasm, Providence. Qntte i nnmner of persons came In Wednesday morning t-? attend the Hons Show. CHARLESTON boosters COMING. Get-Togcther Excursion to Visit Sum? ter the Bust of the Month. The Charleston Business Men, fifty strong, with Charleston's Crack Metzs' Hand, will visit Sumter the last of this month as per the enclos? ed schedule. We have named this trip a "Get-Together Excursion" and we wish it distinctly understood that that is just what it is to be. We wish to meet your people and to talk with your business men. We believe that it Is to the mutual advantage of both to do so. With the opening of the greatest national undertaking in history, the Panama Canal, all eyes are turned to? wards the sea and our great national ports. We want the people to feel that the port of Charleston is and .ihould be to a much greater degree, an asset of the entire South and especially of the States of North and South Carolina. We want to know you and your special opportunities for trade and development just as we want you to know us. We believe that this aim can be attained by no better method than by sending our representatives to meet your people In your home city. These representatives will express for us our deep appreciation of your courtesy and sincere wish that we may be drawn into closer co-opera? tion and understanding. They will extend to your people one and all a cordial invitation to visit Charleston ut any and all times and assure you that the latch string of the city will always hang on the outside. Very cordially yours, Charleston Chamber of Commerce, By A. V. Snell. Charleston, April 4, 1914. The itinerary of the "Get-Together Excursion is as follows: Tuesday, April 28th. Town?Charleston, I^anes, Manning, Sumter, Bishopville, Hartsvllle, Dar? lington, Florence. Wednesday, April 20th. Florence, Cheraw, Wadesboro. Rockingham, Hamlet, Laurinhurg, Maxton, McColl, Tatum, Bennettsville. Thursday, April 30th. Bennettsville, Clio, Dillon, Latta, Pee Dee, Marlon, Mulllns, Centenary, Eulonla, Poston, Johnsonville, Hem? ingway, Andrews, Georgetown, Char? leston. ST. I . A, ELECT OFFICERS, c b Yeeilbu Hcadi Post G for Year ?Addirss by President Watkln*. At tho annual meeting of Post G., T. P. A., Saturday night officers for the ensuing were were elected as fol? lows: President, C. b. Yeadon; vice presidents, L. b. Phillips, H. L. Scar? borough, W. Percy Smith, E. D. Witherspoon, T. H. Slddall; secretary and treasurer, Louis Lyon; directors, E. L. Witherspoon, R. R. Compton. R. H. Witherspoon, W. R. Phillips, J. W. McKlevor, D. J. McKolver and J. D. White. Delegate to the National Convention at Houston: J. C. Lan htm; "Delegate to the State Conven? tion, W. b. Boyle, J. M. Brogdon, C. A. Druner, J. C. Lanham, E. L. Witherspoon. L. b. Phillips, J. W. Mc Ktlver. L. D. Nettles. J. D. White, H. Im Scarborough; Alternates, P. B., Emanuel, W. O, Staley, W. Percy Smith, Geo. C. Warren, S. K. Row? land, W. It. Phillips, C, S. Anderson, H. L. Witherspoon, D. J. McKelver, Surles. It was decided to have a fish fry or some similar entertainment at some time before the first of May. A com? mittee to be appointed to make ar? rangements for the entertainment will be appointed later. The feature of the meeting was an address by Mr. H. N. Watkins of Greenville, State president of the as? sociation. Mr. Watkins made a cap? ital speech praising tho order and the work it was doing and encouraging the members. An interesting talk was also made by Mr. Tom Pope of Green? ville, a leading member of the asso? ciation. Remarks were made by the! retiring and newly elected presidents. The meeting was a most successful one and thoroughly enjoyed by tho large number of members of Post G and tho visitors present. Death of An Infant. The nine-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Thlgpen died Tues? day after an Illness of only a feW days. For tho past two weeks tho Sum? te?- roWnahlp Board Of Equalization as been meeting each afternoon at the auditor's office to equalise tho tax returns Which were made this year. They have made many (banges and the auditor Ut sending OUt the notices as the ( banges are made. Tnose ?? cants silks. They are the very latest in silk making. They have the oolorlngs and qualities Which make them sult Sble for nine different purposes. Don't Wall if interested. Seen only at the Sumter Dry Goods <'<>.?Advt. FAVORS TOLLS REPEAL. M?mling States Views in Answer to Letter From Senator Gore of Okla? homa. Mr. R. I. Manning, of this city, who was a delegate to the Baltimore Dem? ocratic Convention, in a letter to Sen? ator T. P. Gore, of Oklahoma, today, declared that he is opposed to free tolls and commended President Wil? son's stand with regard to the exemp? tion of vessels engaged in coast wise trade. Mr. Manning's letter was in reply to a letter from Senator Gore asking his position in the matter. Senator Gore wrote Mr. ...anning as follows: "I am writing ypu as a delegate to the Baltimore Convention. As you know, the platform adopted by that convention declared in favor of per? mitting vessels engaged in our coast? wise trade to pass through the Pana man canal free of toll. You have, of course, read President Wilson's re? cent message asking congress to re? peal the section of the Panama Gov? ernment act which permits such ves? sels to pass through the canal free of toll. "I should esteem it a great favor if you would kindly advise me by re turn mail as to whether you favor or oppose 'free tolls.* " The letter Mr. Manning wrote Sena tor Gore Is as follows: Senator T. P. Gore, Washington, D. C.1 My dear Sir: Yours of April 1st in re Canal tolls Bill. In reply I beg' to say that I am opposed to free tolls1 and am in favor of President WH son's measure. This plank of the platform was' presented to the convention very late in its session, and was passed without1 great consideration, or such discus ?Ion as would bring it pointedly to the attenton of the delegates. Very truly yours, Rich'd. I. Manning. Sumter, S. C, April 7, 1914. The position of President Wilson was Overwhelmingly sustained in the house and the free tolls question is now before the United States senate. COUNTY BOARD MEETING. To Bring Prisoners From Penitentiary to Work on County Gang. The County Board held its regu? lar monthly meeting1 Tuesday and transacted a small amount of basin >ss, other business being postponed on ac? count of the absence of some of the i members, who were unable to attend on account of sickness. It was decided to bring f?e of the Sumter county prisoners in the State penitentiary back to the county to work in the county gang. There are only eight men in all from Sumter County in the penitentiary and the other three were unable to work, ao it was decided not to ask for them. Nothing was done in reference to the jail matter or that with reference to the sale of the site of the city hall, owing to the absence of members of the board. A petition with affidavits was sub? mitted by citizens of the Shiloh sec? tion asking that Rural Polccman W. E, McBrldc be removed as rural po? liceman and someone else appointed, as he used his office to further his own ends and not judiciously. The matter was discussed and a hearing in the matter set for April 21st. Teachers' Examination. The regular spring Teachers' Ex amlnation Will be held in the Court House, Friday, May the first, begin? ning at 9 o'clock. The questions will be based on the books adopted by the State Board of Education. J. H. HAYNSWORTH, County Superintendent of Education. Watchman Want DTAOIN NOTICE?I will deliver books to sub? scribers in Concord and Providence sections next week. Please be ready for me. S. J. Brown. YOUNG STRAIN?Single Comb White Leghorns. From several hundred raise 1 past season selected 25 for breeders. Cock birds same strain j unrelated. Free range, eggs $1.50 per 16; $8 per 100. Pecanla Poul? try Farm, Davis Station, S. C. INDIAN MOTORCYCLE?We are agents for them In Sumter county, and you will find here a complete stock of parts also. Ralph Hill. Sumter, S. C. BEESWAX .MUTED?Cash paid for good clean wax. N. G. Osteen. FOR SALE?Dixie Wilt resistant cot? ton aeed from cotton which made a lOO weight bale per acre. Price $1.00 per bushel. E. B? Colelough, Oswego, 9. C. PLANTS FOK KALE?Lottuoe and pansy plants, also sweet (dive cut? tings well rooted. The pansy plants nre fine and well grown and will be sold at reasonable price. 316 \Y. Hampton Ave. W> fftrh BookkeepUr. BMkUr. T>prwrltUr, Pe.???Wl). AritJi-eOr s.d Kutln*.. Uitor Wrftlu. Our courses are thorouih and our College Is the most h ghly recommended. Oar graduates are always preferred because of the thorough training they receive here " If Interested write for particulars at once. THE SOUTH'S BEST'! COLUMBIA, ?* SOUTH CAROLINA. n 11 > IF YOU Really want the "Spanking New" Footwear Styles We invite you to drop in and look at our stock. 3 things about our Shoes we are proud of too. and so j will you be when you see them?they are Style, Quality and Price May we show you ? ?J SHAW & McCOLLUM Shoe Department Our New Building Is rapidly approaching completion, and while our contract calls for Its delivery on or bcforo Juno 30th, indications now are that It will ready perhaps a month earlier. A little later wo will notify our friends of the date of our re? moval from our quarters in the Opera House ,whlch we have oc? cupied for twenty years. We take this occasion to say that wo appreciate more than we can express the manner in which our patrons have borne with our cramped facilities since tlie removal of our vault to the now build? ing. In our new quarter* we will he able to serve our friends bet? ter than ever, and wc hope to see you there often. The First National Bank OF SUMTER Capital, Surplus and Profits $224,000 00. THE ONLY GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY IN THE CITY. Lumber, Lime, Cement, BUILDING MATERIAL GENERALLY AND FEED OF ALL KINDS. Booth-Shuler Lumber & Supply Co. Successors to Booth-Harby Live Stock Co. and Central Lumber Co. Geo. Epperson's Old Stexr.d Opp. Court House ??4^?>s)3?it*?<"r'f'e^^ i Information of Interest to Those Who Save a Part of Their Earning! :; Savings accounts with balances of $5.00 or over placed with us by April 10th., draw interest from Apnl lsft., at the rate of 4 per cent per annum, if left 3 months or over. Starrt Tfrtxt Account Now f THE BANK OF SUMTER Established 1889 fm)#4>4r+++++++++++++++i**& t r I ? ? I? ?I > IH t III M II I m ? ??