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CO tUMTKR WATCHMAN*, KvtabtUb^d April, 1SS?.
"Ro JoK and Fear not?Het all the ends 'Consolidated Aug. 2,1881. SUMTER, C, Wi4D| Elte thy Country's. Thy God's aad Troth**.'* XMJG TRUE SOCTDROX jtbUVhed Jun *. ' Ti* ar, OCTOBER 4, 1S16. Vol.'/'HI. No. 14. mm Ml Bit HEGRO fcl.WIlt Or l?OLICFMAX ALs ?BOOKt SHOT TO Dl'.ATIl. llcnry Leula Die? lu Jail at Bennetts rllle Al ter Battle uml Arrest by iSrtasn, Hsnnetlsvllle, Sept. 29.--Henry Lewis, tho negrp who shut und killed Aural Policeman E. J. Alsbrooks a few days n;;o. died in the jull hero ttus afternoon as tho result of svounis Inr.ietrd wld'.Q resisting srirost this nor. ? u. Sheriff FuUeraon received Word Us night that Lew!? was In the connly and lmmcdlet< \f summon ed n poeso to arrest him. For a timo he eluded the oflkors, although .< was kr.o.vn In a general way the section of the county he was In. The blood houru.i Her? thought here from Co lnml??a rurly this morning an ' nddl tyOTMfl Information was received by the sheriff and the oUleers in pursuit ] of the ne /ro'M whei eabouts, and he wrs finally traced to a swamp. The an/amp was surrounded, and three of the party, Pr. J. A. Wood ley. Marlboro Humor and F.dgar David. Jr.. were at |ho head of a branch when the negro came out. He waa ordered to throw up his Jmnds and surren',er and instead of doing en he began firing, shooting a revolver three times, when a ball from one of the party shot tho fingers off his righ/-hand, causing him to drop his weapon. After this he ran about 100 yards end got into a i.itch where he ivos overtaken and brought to Uennetts vllle. It was found that two balls had pnnsed entirely through his body. After reaching Bennettsvllle modl cal aid was summoned and Drs. May and Jordan did everything that cniild be lone, but the wounds were fatal. Reward* amounting to $300 had been offered for the arrest and de? livery Of !'.-ewU, and those who took ndli in the arrest unanimously aak ' <*rsrde be collected and pr tb^g^p^>Ot thj^?e IfOT PLAKliKP BOLT. Columbia Record. '?It la all a mistake to charge tint the call of W. A. James, of Hish?p *ille. for a meeting of 'Reformers' to "ether In Columbia on October 18 Is for the purpose of engineering a bolt from the I>cmocratle party or to fath? er a new party In Bouth C* rollna," said a prominent Mease leader from Lee county, who was visiting Colum? bia today. "Mrl James had no sueli object In view and it Is doing him an Injustice to charge him with nHefter motive* in culling this convention fo* he Is what one may call a 'dicd-in th'-wooP Democrat and one of th best men In I-ce county." The meetlm, of IM.>njo oplc to h< held here t h for the purpose of re? iterating the principles on which the friction is founded, averred this lead? er, and to Inculcate a spirit of enthu? siasm In the faction. He further stat? ed that certain needs along legislative linen probably will be considered am' plans for pressing them beforo the general assembly discussed. The Lee county man al?;o said th t It Is Mr. James* idea to have the con? vention Indorse Woodrow Wilson ami lUrhard I. Manning as nominees for l?r?>*Jd< at aiul governor, respectively, of the Democratic party. HTHIKF, I'lvTI HS OUT. New York. Sept. 30.?The proponed Industrial strike received a hard Jolt * hi n i-ne hundred and llfty thousand garment workers decided to return to work at the end of the Jewish hol? iday. Six thousand brewery workers, after voting to strike are now nsgfrlng reinstatement. D. C. M'Li:<>D TO WKD. Brother of F. A. Mcleod to Marry Mal?:.m;i (.Irl. Invitations hav? been rr<??\. i here ???oied i>>- Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Lee Wynn. \o i hi nui. i la ?-<? Of their An ugh* ter, Kathrrlne Lee, |e DnvM Cnrll 1 Method Thurnday evening, October I, at ? oYloek at tho PTOObWlorlOII thin' Of Floral*. Ala. The i?ri?i#? eleel hi a gmduats ol Converse coIIck" in the ( lass of 1910 and ban many friend* in this %% who will hear of htr appfonchtni marriage with interest. Mr \l 1* od, v\ Im for se> eral \ ir.-: has been In the turpentine bUStneeS in Ifalcell. Ala.. Im a -a? ih Gnrol ni in. origin iiiy Cross Lornehbi rg< He ? i Ki a<l nitte.l from Wo'foi d to tho clfl of ton??, lie in prominently eonneeted throughout in* State, one brother be* In? ex-l.teut (luv. T. C. 11 ' Another brother) ? a MeLeod Of 1 Snni'er Mr l> : - . I I i al ? to uttiiud tho wodding. (UiW H?NG IUES. TWO PltlSONFUS LYNCHED IN NOWATA liV MOB. Mln.s'.cr Prevails on Crowd 10 Dis |n\ise iu First Attempt ut Ven? geance. > , - N,owata, Okla.. Sept. 29.?Two ne ;?>es accused of complicity In the l tiling: of Deputy Sheriff James Gib* sun, during a .i. il delivery htro todft/, were taken from jail here tonight and lynched In front of the court house. A fit$t attempt to lynch one of the Ptgiaei in a church yard immediate? ly alter their capture was frustrated if the Rev. Perry K, Pierce, who pl -adcu wltl^the mob until tho sus ptnded negro was cut down, uncon -ous, hut alive. The mob dispersed, rcfoin.ed later, and made short work pi both ne|croe8. Kvents culminating In tho double lynching moved with dramatic swift? ness. Three negro prisoners escaped from the county Jail late today. Sheriff James May discovered them, was knocked down and robbed of his pistol. Gibson went to his aid and wus shot to death. In a fsw minutes a mob bent on vengeance was in close pursuit of tho no&rocs. Two of them took refuge in a houpe in the outskirts of Nowat, Th*y were surrounded and captured. The third negro apparently escaped. 1 >no of tho captured negroes, John Foreman, alleged to have killed Gib? son, was wounded when caught and was not molested, but the unwounded negro was seized by the mob, which had grown to large proportions, and a parade through the principal streets began with the negro at a rope's and, screaming for mercy, When the mob reached the Methodist church a lilrge tree offered tho op? portunity which the rope around the negro's neck suggested. "Let's lynch the negro on holy ground," a man I to have shouted. The pris was swung clear and was being his pleadings for the seemingly doom? ed man's life. "Men, I beseech you in tho name of God not to desecrate this holy ground," pleaded Mr. Pierce. "Do not stain the name of our city by going into this terrible affair.'' With great earnestness he demand? ed that the law be allowed to take it* course. Five minutes the pastor spoke, until on a of tho mob lea dors, turning to hin followers, said: "Men, I Mr. Pierce Is right Tako the Rtf rtl I'.ick to Jail and lot the law take it: cournc." The mob led tho negro back to Jail, and excitement apparently Mulcted down. Tonight Foreman and the negro into* had been rescued from the mob in the afternoon wore taken from the Jail by a larger mob. Foreman w V strung up to a lump post noar the court house and the othor ne.^ro wa: h ingod frdm a tree a few feet dis? tant. Tho antritt was not at the apian the mob sought cntr.un o. Tho deputies left to guard tho ntgrota were pushed aside and forced into submission. noi.fi WKEYlIi MOVING past. p< st Said to He Only Forty-lUc Miles West of the South Carolina Border, Clomson College, Sept. 28.?There Is consid'v rable speculation as to th ? advance of the boll weevil toward South I'aro'inu. Prof. A. F. Conrad! said today that the ItntC crop p#*1 MM. Ion has kept in close touch With the boll weevil Situation cud [that during the past two atoaontthe pest hud ntoveVi enatward at an un u w ! rata. Tliara has been a con? tinual eastward fprtad tfalalenaon and i to the latest report of the .statt- eatotnolofflal of Georgia, which has just beta received, the weevil has ' ? 'i found 48 allies, weal et* the South Rna ta rder. Ha thinks that In all probability the peat aril] reach this . it* l y the end of this season. cotton CHOP Hi pout. Gotoi nmcat Isaacs Reporl on Cotton i rap < oadltlon and ?Oluiicrs' Report, \V;i biauton, Oct. -'. ^Cotton crop proapaeti are only per cent, of normal, Tha boil ntttvll has bean more dcatruotlvt than ever bafora, the IcnHural department announces. The Virginia ootton condition hi S3 pat etat] North Carolina, 11] Bouth Can Una, 19? Tin- predicted yield par . era, In Vli [inls Is 844 pounds] North ^Carolina, 114] Routh Carolin.!., IT". <'.":.;;?: 1,'irciu report shov\s 4,043.? 191 1:1 ginned to September 10 fram 1814 groWth, compared to 2. ?99,1 - B k?rt ycur. We are this week mailing 1 subscrlpth na arc not paid il sary, or s lould not be nee< paper la ; semi-weekly remi scriptlon has been paid, but meats aa a direct and n^rsoni count, as shown by the sto,t? We have been extremely lei who uro i:i arrears and have our book! since the fall of '; thne having been such that ci |md very nany requests for it continue sending the paper t( and those who do not respond^] will be dropped from the We will do this with velvet the publishing business that except on a cash basis. WitJ 'cost of pu 'limbing rt ncwspapsH week, until tho rock bottom fully sevc.Uy-live per cent, half ago. On tho sinnlp itot day is mo e than I'lo per cent half ago .ind other materials^ vunccd almost as much. The loss on pkpers sent to great to b) borne, and the onlj publlcatior: ol the paper untlon? a strictly cash basis and elim|l ed on lit n-paying subscribe! Tnose who appreciate the-p* its regular viuits to their 'hoi hell? ua to meet our bills p. all subscribers whose F This is really not neces hc address la hoi on each date to which the sub Hfertheless, mailing state ? that the subscription ac now due and payable. ipatient with subscribers Pquite a number of them on jfinancial conditions ut that -were demoralized and we pit, bui it is impossible to Itoho cannot or will not pay, |By to the statements sent out Jfcst. Without further notice. ^conditions are now such in iossihje to do business at ail. ^ast eighteen months the tnereased .steadily week by jtting out this paper is now |t*|han it was a year and a fcrhlte paper alone the cost to i re what it was a year and a IjlU'ecessary expenses have ad Ibers who do not pay is too that we can continue the ant conditions is to put It on the losses heretofore sustain id want to have it continue IJ pay at once and thereby te?N PUBLISHING CO. Jj VISIT sr'Ttl IX XKaI* F tciu:, stoppp?; at cap* Tx\ls. Senator FlctdMr Will Insist T! Substantial IVeio^nitioii iio Ol^f Tills Section Of Country. Washington, Sent. 29.?With the, turn of the farm loan board to W, ingtbn yesterday, Senator D, Fletcher of Florida at once took not only to ha"e the board mak< niinedlate trip South, but to give I it is underatcod to bo the Intention of tho board to make a very limited stay in tho Bouth and to stop only ut the capitals of the different States Waited. Senator Fletcher believes that al? though, the present law is a splendid, (thing, that It n ay he improved upon, lie has recently made a compilation from census I. urcau figures Which .-.ho.vj that In the South there should I (> more farm loan banks than wili pro',-ably be tho ca3e under present condition*. The wealth of that see Uon and the growth which It Is making convince Senator Flat* her that tho South Should have more recogni? tion arid more banks. Tho efforts of the people of Co? lumbia who art interested in secur , inj,?; one of thoie banks for their city should bo\ directed toward Senator Matcher and they should get in 1 touch with him without delay so that in n the farm loan board goes to Jacksonville it nay also stop a reason? able length of time at Columbia, Senator Fletcher is In daily touch with Secretary McAdo and theifctem Ibera Of toil board and competition is lljKoly to become lively as the re sult of his efforti to get action imme (11 t< ly from a Southern standpoint. I With Senator Fletcher's strong in AuenCe the. beard can not overlook th< interests of the South, even should there be a dlspoaltlon otherwise to do ; so, in favor of some of the bigger agricultural sections of the West. hook CliUD MEETING, Mayesvllle, Sept. 3u.?The Tuesday Afternoon Booh: club held the last matting of tho club year with Mrs. Bi W. Mayes on September !'<'?. The form of entertainment was an automobile contest. Picturei of advertisements of automobiles were cut from the current ma islncs and he guests had to guess the correel make of each cur. Moa damca C, D, Cooper and k. a. ('hand? ier tied for the members' prize, a hand-painted celery <ii.,b. Mrs. M. C. Mayes won the guests' prise, also a celery iiish. Thi consolation was a lit? tle Ford. Refreahments were served by the hoatees, assisted by Mrs. B. S. Crawford arid Airs. w. w. Gardner, The club will told a special meeting in transact the bueinoss pertaining W the annual reception on October It at th< realdance oi Mrs. It. A. Chandler* Miss Louise Knight has gone to Convorae college to resume her studies. Mrs, u. A. Ch indlcr, Br., has return* i from n visit to hoi mother, Mrs. \v. 13, Steele, In York. Mr. Hi "'id Fo'som is attending col? lege at Wo'Toni. having entered that in titutlon at th: beginning oftheaaev alon, IXlAJ/TKAIN CARRIES IXJVft. I) TO COLUMBIA HOSPTIAL. K|f*i2 Hunting Party Caught Bc E&euth Auto?A. lt. .Moor;' and II. A. -Jviiims Unconscious uml May Die for Injuries. Iparirtyell, Sept. 29.?A mosJF'is ?.?sing accident occurred '^fev ?fea. from here this afternoon when idmoblle 01 A. R. Moore, to , W. W. Moore, /adjutant scrioufly hurt, and Dr. J. G/. Wooley and V. Seymour Owens suffered paln , ful bruises. 15. G. Bolen, the fifth occupunt of the car, was uninjured. Ti'C young men were, on their way io shoot doves and the. automobile whieh is said to have been running ut a rapid rate of speed, \ r-truck a soft, sandy spot in'the road and be? came unmanageable. Before Mr. Moore could regain control, the ma? chine turned over, pinning the driv j er and Mr. Simms under it and ren j dering them unconscious. Dr. Wooley I wan also knocked senseless. A pass? ing ear rend er d first aid and the in? jured men were brought hurriedly to E&arnwel] and given medical attention. A Special train left here tonight Cor (Columbia, earning Messrs, Moore I and Simms to a hospital. The ac? cident cast a gloom over the entire itov.n, as the yoU):g men are very ; popular here. A. K. BANDERS IX RACK. Mr. A. K. Sanders of Hagood, one of Sumicr county's representatives In the general assembly, was in the city today and while here he stated to a representtaive of The Bumter Da\iy Item that he was a candidate for the office of superintendent of the Stati penitentiary to succeed Col. D, J. Gr|f iith, w ho had ahnouhed that he would not be a candidate to succeed him? self. Mr. Sanders stated that the out? look seemed very blight for the suc? cess of his candidacy and he was much pleased with the many offers of support which were coming to him from all sections of the Stale. Mr. Sanders has been in politics for many years and is well known throughout the State by the lead? ing men. Ho has represented Sumter county for live years in the house*Of representatives and was re-elected for the sixth term in the fir8t primary on August 29th. He serve d f<>r sixteen y< ars as a di? rector of the Stato penitentiary and was chairman of the board of direc? tors for fourteen of those years, In this time gaining a good Insight Into the workings of the penitentiary tern. Besides this experience his legis? lative work h:is helped to 111 him ;<>r tho office h<- Is seeking. There or ? throe oth r men seeking the on*l< e, Mr, Sanders stated, Mr. Lesesno, the book? keeper at the penitentiary; Mr. <ii?.-u< 11 of ?pnrtanhurt; and Mr. Huffman. Will Marry Soon. Dillon, Sept. 30. Tho Rev. and atrs. Joel I. Allen have Issued Invi? tations to ilo> marriage of their da' -.b ihr, Miss Virginia faith Allen and Hansomo .lud'on Williams, Wednes? day evening, October II, al > ' [/clock in the Firs! l>aptl.->t church, billon. SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION REACH BS ATLANTA. Got, Manning and Other Prominent Men of State on Trip of Investiga? tion?Leave for New Orleans. Atlanta, Ca., Scot. 80.?Gov. Man? ning and other members of the boll weevil eOmmi: .-ion readied Atlanta at 0 o'clock tonight and left 20 min? utes later for New Orleans. Other members of the party are: B. li. Itawl, chief of the dairy division, United States department of agricul? ture; Dr. \V. D. Hunter, expert on held crop pests; J. A. Evans? ass.stunt j in charge Of the United States farm I demonstration work in the South; Senator Alan Johnstone, chairman Of I-the board of trustees of Clemson col? lege; Dr. W. M. Rlggs, president of Ch mson college; \v. \v. Long; director Of the Clemson college farm demon? stration forces; Joe -Spark.;, secretary ! of the Soutli Carolina Press associa? tion; J. X. Harper, director of the ClettUton college experiment stations; A. c. Moore of the University Of South Carolina faculty; Bright Williamson of the South Carolina Bankers' asso? ciation; B. F. Taylor of the South Car? olina Cotton h'eed Crushers' associa? tion. GoV. Manning said tonight that he would not attempt to rnako the trip to El Paso for a \isit to the Soutli Carolina troops on the border. Lcscsiic-Mclntotdi. Manning, Sept. 30.?Pretty in its simplicity was the marriage of Mi.-. (Tranke Leaeane of Sliver to Dr. Mil j liana Ernest Mclntosh of Lynchburg. ; The ceremony was performed in the ; hall of the bride's hoipe at 4 o'clock i Wednesday afternoon, September 27. The house waa decorated/vith South j era smilax, ivy and candles. The I taste of Mesdames J. W. Thames and I K. s M. Cannon, aunts of the brido, Just before the ceremony Dr. IT. M. Griffin of Lynchburg sang "Melody of Love," accompanied on the piano by Mrs. John Mclntosh, j -ister of the bridegroom. j At 4 o'clock, to the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march, the bridal party entered ihe roar ball, passing i to the front of the beautifully con structed altar, along the top of which many candles were burning. First i came the maid of honor, Miss Hattie aibson of Ektmter, with Dr. r. :;. [Grltfh/ Then tlu bride entered on the arm of the bridegroom. They ^crc met under a suspended weddina I bell btf the Itev. W. S. Trimble, the i Presbyterian pastor of Summcrton. ! who performed the ring ceremony. .Viler the ceremony an informal re j eeption was held, during Which Dr. iad Mrs. Mclntosh received the con? gratulations and good wishes of the relatives and liienda present, Pia . and while block cream with Cake was served by six little girls. The bride wore a dark blue cost ail and large black picture hat and i carried a shower bouquet of White carnations and lern. Her only orna? ment was a beautiful old brooch which had been worn by the grand? mother of the bride. Another item of Interest was that at dinner the health of the bride was drunk in wine which WSS 27 years old. It was made by her grandmother and this bottle put away to be opened on t ic ; most important d:i> in the bride's : life. j Mrs. Mclntosh is a graduate Ol i Winthrop college and for the past three years has been teaching in 1 Lynchburg. Dr. Mclntosh is a dan-, tal graduate of the University of Maryland. Dr. and Mrs. Mclntosh left Immediately for a short bridal trip. They Will be at home in Lynchburg after October I. Mrs. itobert Baker of Silver enter? tained for Miss Leeesne on Monday afternoon, September -?"?. at a mla cellaneoUs shower. Willie Spain Baker and Ruth Briggs came in. ca< h carrying a large package. These were given the bride-to-be with a ?Message of good wishes from the guests. When all laid seen the con? tents of the packages, which eonelat ed of many beautiful pieces ol linen ? i many other pretty ai d useful lifts, Mrs. Taker invited the guests into the dining room where an Ice ?u rse was served. On returning to tin parlor paper and pencil were given the guests and each wrote u ? i. h for the bride-elect, Miss Alm ? Felder road those aloud for the amusement of those present. Mrs. Harv< y B. Topp lefl this morn? ing to return to her home at Salem, t .. : ft.-.- \i ;M t?? her parents Mr. and Mrs. John s. Ulchordsou. LUf/i! TWELVE DENIS. o llUtf <o PR|CE URGED i r.i o* cotton. Pr< it of Farm- is' Union State idents' A-soeiaticn Calk on sottthern Congressmen. Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. I.?Henry X. Pope, president of the Farmers' Union State Presidents' association, has submitted to all Southern mem bers of oongreni the suggnstlon that com 'ess ft* or empower 'he federal reserve board to fix a minimum loan price of 12 cents per pound on coi ton for all crops. A large majority Of the replies from senators and rep resentatives favor the plan and Mr. Pope stated today that he would call a special meeting of his association in New Oilcans at an early date to giVS it linal consideration and work out the details. Many members of congress have expressed their willingness to give the movement their cooperation. Among the numerous communications receiv ed by President Pope was one from nator Hardwick of Georgia saying: 'I can not see for a moment Xvhy this board should not be authorized to Jix a minimum price on which Dot ton loans should be accepted. I am already giving this subject careful con? sideration and I hope that at an early 'late something effective and reason able may be worked out along the line of your suggestion." Representative T. W. Sims of Ten? nessee writes: "I am ii hearty* sym? pathy with this proposition and I shall bo glad to do all I can to secure tho legislation needed just as soon as con? gress convenes in December. You can rely upon me without any sort of hesitation to give this or kindred legislation active and earnest sup? port." Representative Otis Wingo of Ar? kansas states: "I shall be glad to do .anything 1 can toward amending the federal reserve act along proper linos with a view of facilitating credits greater freedom in the marketing of his, cotton. President Pope states that there should be a careful distinction be? tween the loan minimum and the sell? ing minimum of cotton. "The loan minimum should be protected by tho government*" he said, "and cotton would of course never be sold below that point. The selling minimum is one that the union advises its members to sell atid may vary from crop to erop or from time to time. With a I protected loan minimum of 12 centi the selling minimum of 20 cents can. be more easily maintained. The gov I eminent would never be called upon to put up one cent tinder this plan for when a. farmer knows he can borrow 12 cents per pound on cotton l.o will never sell unless he ean get a much Iii her price. Neither could the con sun..; be penalized, for the Uuctu ation In tho price oi cot ion has lit? tle effect upon the price of the tinished product to the consumer. We expect to mature our pb.ns at our meeting a NOW Orleans and it is likely we will seek the counsel and approval of the federal reserve board before prescnt I our plans to congress." COTTON CHOP CONDITION. Harvin, Oct. 2.?As a result of my compilation of reports of the condition of cotton In every cotton growing State of the Union up to mid-day of this date, the condition for the month of September Is which includes the States of Arizona, Kentucky and MOW Mexico. Counting only the 14 regular cotton growing States usually Included in compilation of reports, tho i Olldltton is 54.4 and is by States as follows: Alabama. 3S.2 Arkansas. California. S7.6 Florida. 52.6 Georgia. 524 Xjouislnnn . Mississippi. ?*?? Missouri. Xoith Carolina . W?l Oklahomn.l. ti0-s Bot th Carolina. 4 2.7 Tennessee. C2.U Virginia . *'4-4 wiu n Arttona, Kentucky and New Mexico are Included the condition is .r,.M. This Indicates S crop of 9, . 1... 1 no bales exclusive of Unters. These reports show A A. per cent, i)?: i rest ed. Ben IF Harvin. Three ftumter boys played In the Virginia-Davidson football game on Saturday: Ralph Hlowera and AlvtS Il >unson for Davidson and Robert Mc K< \ for Virginia. Rowland Boyle ts one ?d Wofford's players tin* your*