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WEDNESDAY. APBIL SO.
The Sumter Watchman was founded
io 1850 and the True Southron in 1866.
The iFafc?ma? and Southron now has
the combined circulatior. and influence
of both of the old papers, and is mani
festly the best advertising medium io
CROWDED OUT. ~~
We are again cramped for space this
week, and oar editorial columns must
bear the loss. The letter from 44A
Farmer^ deserves and will receive our
editorial giving oar reasons for
opposing Ti 11 in an i 8m is left oat, as are
also several items of local news.
We publish to-day the answer of
Capt. Gaillard to the communication of
Mr. Branson, published io last week's
Watchman and Southron on the sobjtct
of tbc collection of delinquent taxes.
We do not anderstand that these gen
tlemen mean to enter into any contro
The point made by Mr. Brunson is
that the law should make it the duty of
the Treasurer to know what the total
tax against any tax-payer amounts to.
For instance, Mr. John Doe returns
property in Sumter and Mayesviile
townships, the tax against the property
in Sumter is computed, assessed and
entered separately upon the books, and
so with the tax against the Mayesviile
towoship property. The tax collector,
looking at either township, is unable to
tell what is the total tax of Mr. Doe in
Sumter County. Mr. Brunson con
tends that the system of taxation and
assessment ought to be so changed as to
remedy this ; that wherever a taxpayer's
name appears on the books, there should
she total tax against all his property in
the County appear also.
It seems to us that the present sys
tem of taxation could be greatly sim
plified and bettered, but we are satisfied
that all who read the letters of Capt. ,
Gaillard and Sheriff Carson will be con
vinced, as we are, that the fault lies in j
the law and not in the officers who ad
It is very well occasionally to venti- 1
late these matters by discussion in the
-publie print in order that the evils of
law may be made manifest and the law <
A PUBLIC PARK. !
Nowadays the desirability and even
necessity of public parks for cities are <
unquestionable, and no city is com- 1
pletely equipped without them.
Our people of Sumter live too much '
in houses. Open air conduces to health,.
rest and recreation. We have no place
where our women and children can go
to get a breath of pure, health-giving
air and, at the same time spend a pleas
ant time. Tboae who are too poor to
own bones and vehicles, if they get ex-(
?reise in the open air at al!, must con
tent themselves with the hot and dusty
streets. Even for those more fortunate
who own horses, no pleasant, cool drives
ean be found.
Parks perform no unimportant part
in the sanitary system, and while furn
ishing a place where the weary ean find
rest and pleasant diversion, they also
contribute to the health of those who
. visit them and spend that much more
time in the opeo, fresh air than tbey
would or could were there no such en
ticing p?a-es to invite them.
There is no city now io this country
of any pretensions which has not a park
of tome description. They are begin
ning to be recognized everywhere as
necessities. A park, like a city, does
not grow up in a day. It takes maoy
bog years to beautify it and make it fit
for its purposes. Yet, when once laid
oat sud planted io g ra* ees. trees aod
shrubbery very little labor aod expense
are required to keep it op.
Sumter ought to bave her park, aod
one, too, of fair dimensions. If there
ia anything of the kiod bere?anything
bearing eveo the faintest resemblance
to the vaguest suggestion of a park it
has escaped our notice.
Steps ought to be takeo at once to
this end. A site ought to be purchased
at once by the city no less some big
hearted citisea will donate one?at such
a point as will be centrally located as
the city borders expand. Every year
that this is delayed makes the selection
of a site the more difficult, and the cost
of the Iaod, if it has to be purchased,
The cost of the land if purchased now,
will be insignificant compared with
what it will be teo years hence, when
the city will have growo to twice its
preseot dimensions and the present
population of 4,500 has increased to
Give us a park with pleasant drives,
and walks, and seats, aod fountains, aod
shade, and greco grase, aod we will
guarantee that a beautiful shell or Mc
Adamised read will soon be built by
the young meo aod those who keep j
horses, eoeaeetiog the park with the ]
heart of the city.
We hope the Cooocil will consider
this matter aod if they do oot eare to
take the responsibility of the work with
out authority direct from the people,
let such steps be takeo as are necessary
to get an expresbioo of the publie wishes
oo ?he question.
Peneca, to tbe upper p?rt of the State has
Jecn riettrd by a disastrous Are. Opinion is
divided ?j to whether its origin wag tn
? indiar or accidental. Tbe rire gwept or er
the buataeei portion of the t?wn destroying
the rooe* rahtabte property of tht ? lace. The
luta mill amount to $2<>,0oh.
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Clean* l le Kefrigetators?Duran* ? Belifger.
Letter from Alabama.
Dear Watchman and Southron :
"When smiling spring its earliest visit
paid/-' I hade adieu to old Sumter, pressed
tbe friendly bands extended in farewell, re
plied cheerily to tbe lingering "good-byes"
of loved ones and commenced, it most be
owned with a little trepidation, this trip to
be made all by myself, to visit relatives in
Around this visit had clustered many
cherished, unspoken longings, and, while
imaginations had skillfully sketched tbe
scenes which I should view, tbe places to be
visited, and into this life-picture had blended,
with roee-hued brush, the homes of relatives
and peopled them, the realisation of tbem
seemed too good to be true. But what need
to doubt the revelation of one's own eyes 1
was not tbe train bearing me each moment
nearer tbe end of my journey ?
At Colombia, opon tbe advice of the oblig
ing and apparently well-posted ticket agent,
I decided to go by the upper, or "Air Lioe"
Route, via Seneca City, at which place I ar
rived at 6-30 and boarded tbe Air Line train
Having secured a sleeper, tbe monotony of
tbe trip was unbroken ontil Birmingham,
Alabama's Magic City , was reached, where ?
was met by relatives and the several hours
delay were passed pleasantly, in viewing this
city which bad sprang up as if waived iato
existence by the magic wand, and where en
terprise, thrift and prosperity could be easily
Plesso re- moments are Meeting, so with
promises of a return in tbe near future, I left
these new friends, aod boarded the cars for
Eutaw. Cheery chat with a friend relieved
toe tediom of travel and, wheo "Eutaw,
tweoty minutes for iiopper," echini tbroogb
tbe coach, I wa? surprised that so soon my
destination had been reached. Soon gay
voices and the chatter of welcoming ones was
aboot me, and in a trice we were being driveo
op the village streets towards the home which
was to be mine daring my stay. Not until
"tbe wee sma' boars," and then with a feeling
of regret was the delightful bome-talk left
for tbe morning's completion.
Eutaw, situated in western Alabama, about
one hundred miles from Birmingham, is a
quiet, pretty, Httle village nestling contented
ly neath tbe shadowi cast by numerous
water-oaks. On one side it is surrounded by
pine groves and the sloping green of meadows
starred with fragrant wild-flowers where
graceful Jerseys browse contentedly upon the
short cropped grass, or wade knee-deep io the
clover that grows so loxorantly here, and on
the other by verdore-crowoed bills with fern
fringed sides which seemingly iovite repoee
and make one exclaim, with Goldsmith, "bow
happy be wbo crowns, in shades like these,
A youth of labor with an age of ease."
Tbe town itself is not nearly so attractive
as it once was. Before tbe war it was tbe
centre of wealth and elegance aod furnished
pleasures innumerable to both young and old,
while its old families, its arristocratic citizens,
were tbe pride of its people. All this is
charged aod while it has retaioed its culture,
iodastry not wealth is a characteristic of its
residents. Because of narrowed circumstan
ces the young men must perforce, seek wider
fields for their labors. Consequently the town
detracts from its owo enterprise and pleasure
by assisting io populating the growing cities
a round her.
Tbe Female College isa flourishing Insti
tute aod bids fair soon to be an ornament and
an advantage to tbe place.
Neat roomy Churches speak well for the
religions growth of tbe people, aod all denom
inations, save tbe Catholic, are well represen- ;
From Eutaw, I visited Greensboro, a lovely
town containing a population of 2,COO, and
?itoated oo the C S. & M. Railway, which ?
renders it accessible to all other points. This
little city, with its broad streets, shaded by
water oaks, whose delicate green foliage glis
tens io the warm spring sunlight, presents
quite a picturesque view to a visitor, especi
ally at this season of the year. Unlike the
crowded, bastliog city, everything seems so
homelike aod pleasant. Here you will see a
handsome residence towering above a bower
of evergreens or behind tall, stately oaks,
while perhaps near by, nestling among gay
colored flower beds or grassy lawos, a cozy
cottage stands, with sweet hooey suckle or
clinging ivy archiog its doorway. A little
farther oo, another stately house, white, with
greeo trimmings, so refreshing to the eye and
so characteristic of Alabama bouses, comes in
view, while on tbe &ame street adjoining this,
you may see a large pasture where cattie
io clover and fresh, greeo grass, and tinkling
cow bells make one feel as if in the country,
far from tbe busy haunts of men.
Main street, which contains the business
portion of the town, runs from east to west.
Passing tbe Court House aod going io ao
easterly direction, pretty houses with well
kept yards and grassy lawns showing through
ornamental picket or wire fences, are seen oo
?ither side of the street. Soon there rises to
view the Southern University/, that grand old
Methodist College which for 33 years bas been
sending out noble young men as ministers,
teachers, lawyers, physicians, aod scattering
tbem all over Alabama aod other states to
accomplish good and reflect credit upoo their
Alma Mater. One of its graduates is Ala
bama's loved aod honored Governor, Thomas
Stay, whose old borne is in Greensboro. This
institution now belongs to the two Alabama
Conferences. North and South, aod it is doing
a grand work. This year it hasin attendance
about 225 students, about 35 of whom are
young ministers. Haviog an endowment
food of $50,000, which is steadily increasing,
it cao afford to give free toitioo to ministers
aod the sons of Methodist ministers. Dr. A.
S. Andrews, a deep thinker and one of the
most highly educated men in the South, is at
the bead of this college, and under his leader
ship, it has reached a degree of success,
never before known in its history. There are
one or two private schools, besides a Female
Academy io the towo. Greensboro contains
three beautiful churches, Methodist, Presby
teriao aod Episcopal, besides set eral neat ones
for the colored people. My visit including
ooly one Sabbath, I attended service at the
Methodist church, and it reflects credit on the
Methodists of Greensboro, it has re ently
been eclarged and remodeled, and with a tali
tower on one side and turret on the other,
the exterior presents a very handsone ap
pearance, while the interior, beautifully
painted aud ornamented with bande?me me
morial windowj, is very petty indeed.
While there, I visited the cemetery, the
quiet "city of the dead," where trees .wave
their graceful foliage over loved one's graves,
and rare flowers bloom io sweet profusion.
I regret that my visit to this pleasant little
town w*s so brief, but it will ever be a
bright page to memory's volume, not only
because of ite beauty, but because it is the
old home "f loved ones, some of whom long
ago crossed over the river aod oow rest oo the
gulden shores of eternity.
After nearly two months of rest and
pleasure in the home of relatives and loved
one?, 'tis with sadness that I think of the
good-byes that soon must be spoken ? the
snapping of pleasant home-like relations and
the parting with friends, it may be forever,
even though dearer ties oind rue to Sumter
where home and i's inmates await me. From
here I go to Birmingham to link once more
the chain of friendship only Uiat it may be
again broken ? truly "every pleasure has !<6
pnin, every meeting its farewell "
Several days will be spent in AtUnta on
the return trip and ih?-n the thought of home
will brighten the eye* dimmed ny good-byes
aod banish the lingering feelings of regret
E. A. O.
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Kepi y to Mr. Joel E. Brunson's
Sumtkb S. C, April 24, 1800.
Capt. E. Scott Carson Sheriff Sumttr County:
Sir: In the communication to the Sumter
Watchman and Southron of the 23rd. inst.,
over the signature of Joel K. Brunson occurs
three worde quoted as hnvmg been used by
yon, "J s*e ??ow it is and he (mentiing you
ae Sheriff) acknowledged the inj istice b\
deducting his entire cost."
Now I desire to ask did you use this ex
pression ? and wh_> ?
Did you in any way or by any words
ifli?nate that I had done .Mr Rrunson an
injustice by issuing an execution? Did I tell
you to deduct my coat* on Mr. Rruo9on'a ex- \
eciiiion or did I include any other persons on '
ttk. special levy for school purposes iu
Why did you deduct your costs?
Wry truly, 1' (?aillard,
Treasurer, Sumter County.
Scxtkr, S. C, Apri! 21, 1*90.
C<fft P. G'ldlard. Treasurer Sunder Co.
Ma: In reply to your letter ot'ih*" 24 h. insr.,
would say, as regards the quo'atiou from
Mr. Brunson's communication "I see how it
is and he (meaning myself) acknowledged the
injustice by deducting his roste." . Bran
son came into my office to sett!? two delin
quent executions. Heappeared to be consider
ably worked up on the subject and spoke
about having been or abixjt to be "go?-i U?
a ." I remarked I understand j'our positi- ?
in the matter, and so \ did, as I had heard
from him by letter, and 1 told him I could '
help him by releasing my cost, but I could
not release tbe Deputies' costs, that these ex
ecutions are put in my office by tbe Treasurer
and I am compelled by law to collect, and
it is not my business to enquire why tbey are
here, and that tbe Deputies roust be paid even
when I released my costs. I am not so sure
that I used the expression UI see how it is.''
I know I made use of words to that effect
As I have already said I understood his posi
tion, 4c-, and had informed him by letter
that these executions were in my office for
collection. I did not by words or otherwise
intimate to Mr. Bruneon that you bad done
him an injustice by issuing an execution or
executions. Why should ?, when I alrea
dy bave over 1400 delinquent executions
on my books, having beeD put in this office
from yours. As regards the special levy for
school purposes to Mayesviile: After col
lecting about 9 executions I received your
instructions to release your costs of one dol
lar od each, and to return said costs to tax
payer from whom I had so collected. This
was done in tbe case of Mr. Brunson on the
special levy for school purposes. I deducted
my costs on Mr. Branson's tax, simply as I
have done for others iu like circumstances,
who, making it appear to me that from
various causes, they bad omitted to pay upon
some particular piece of land or other pro
perty in some other Township, &c, putting
io a plea of scarcity of money and financial
embarrassment, and a dozen other afflictions,
and regretting having to be compelled to pay
costs, when so aod so was the case and some
body else was to blame. These and other
reasons such a safellow-feeling, has induced me
in many instances to cut down my costs or
release it, which my office book will show,
it being open to the inspection of the public.
! would here state that the Regular and
Special Executions were put in my office from
yours at different times. The former Feb.
26th, the latter April 1st, consequently served
nt different times and by different Deputies.
Moreover, as I am not a salaried officer, aod
only depending on the fees allowed me by
law, it is but natural that I should expect to
get that which tbe law allows me in shape of
fees and commissions. If the law regulating
tbe collection of taxes ie at fault, and op
pressive upon our citizens, I do not see why
I as an official, opera ing nnder such laws,
hould be to blame. The root of the evil,
if any, should be extracted, as I would be
pleased at any new legislation calculated
either to lighten taxation or render tbe
present system of collecting tbe same more
remunerative to me and more agreeable to
those who complain ; but until sucb is done
all that I can do is to do my doty, inviting
at all times an investigation of my official
I would here express my surprise that the
shaft of reproach should be thrust agaust
me when I was only obeying tbe law, and
Mr. Brunson walked out of my office, with
my costs to which I was lawfully entitled,
and which I as a friend tendered him.
* Yours respectfully, kc ,
E Scott Carson.
Sheriff Sumter County.
Sumtkr, S. C, April 28, 1890.
Mr. Editor : Above I band you a corre
spondence between the Sheriff and myself?
wbirh I will be obliged if you will publish
in addition to this In Mr. Branson's com
munication to you in your last issue, he
blames botb the Sheriff and myself fur what
is in my mind bis own neglect. Mr. Brun
son came to my office on the 29tb, day of
January, (the books closed on the 1st, Feb
ruary,) when the office was crowded, and he
said to me that he walked behind my desk
and called on Mr. Wilder, ray clerk for hie
taxes, stating that bis land was in Sumter
but so near the line that perhaps a part of it
runs over and is in Mayesviile. On this
subject Mr. Wilder says that he replied to
Mr. Brunson, "if you mean the Spann land,
I know it is Sumter Township, and therefore
I did not look in Mayesviile but issued tbe
receipt for Sumter, and Mr. Branson paid it.
I did not know that Mr. Brunson owned a
lot in Mayesviile, and Mr. Branson did not
even hint that he owned a lot there." Now
this is tbe lot for which the Tax Execution
was issued. It is impossible for roe to know
in what Township a man owns lots and
lands, but when a party comes to pay his
taxes be is always asked for tbe Township,
and if they forget where their land is I can
not see what reason they can have to blame
the Treasurer, as it is impossible when a tax
payer comes up for the Treasurer to go
through sixteen Townships to find his name.
Mt. Branson himself says that he did not
mentioned this lot to Mr. Wilder. Now
Mr. Branson further on speaks of wbat
might bave been the case if it had been a
poor roan. Here let me say the poor man
owns so little and always in one Township,
that it is easy enough to find his taxes, and
if he were disposed to get out of paying
them he eould not do so, as everybody knows
what be owns aod he will get ?n tbe books
in spite of himself; but it is the rich man
who owns so much in 'ands, lots, kc, that
even be cannot keep up with it and some
times gefs clear.
The reduction in Mr. Branson's bill of costs
takes nothing out of my pocket. My costs
were $1 00 in each case, bnt long before Mr.
Branson's tax mutter w<ts brought to ray at
tention I had instructed the Sheriff not to
collect any more costs for me on the special
tax levy for school purposes in Mayesviile
and to return what he had collected. My
reason for this was that this levy got on the
books after they had been made up by the
Auditor, and was in a separate place, and I
thought the persons who failed to pay it did
so unintentionally and it was a hardship on
them to pay these costs.
When Mr. Brunson complained to me about
these executions I tried to satisfy htm thnt I
was not to blame, and, failing to do so, said
to him Mr Haynsworth knows more about
this office than any one else here, and I am
willing to leave tbe matter to him, and if be
say s I was wrong to issue the execution I
will pay up all penalties and costs. Mr.
Branson did not reply to this proposition.
Respectfully, P. P. Gaillard.
Public Meeting Called for Next
The Citizens Inriled to Meet to consider the
situation of Political Affairs and hear C-l.
D'trgnn in reg ird to his course in the Shell
Convention and lite ' 21 Conference."
StaTKRORG, S. C , April 28. 1890.
Mr. Editor: i have recently attende 1 two
gatherings in Columbia of citZTis called to
consider and determine on lines of political
action of much consequence aod interest to
the people ot South Carolina.
To one of these I was sent wi'h nine others
in the position of chairman, and thereby
spokesman of the delegation, by a small mass
meeting of citizens of Sumter County, and to
the other I was called by three prominent far
mers, as a representative farmer of my county,
to meet one representative farmer from each
other county in the State to takecounsel upon
the situation of Hffairs directly caused by the
action of the first body
I feel my responsibility to the people of
Sumter County for my conduct in both of
ih**t>e bodies, and wish to have them know
how I acted and why I acted as I did in the
capacity of a representative of theirs, yet
chosen each time in such novel manner as to
leave serious question upon my representative
Therefore I invite all of my fellow-citizens
?o meet in the Court House at Sumter, on
Monday next, galesday, at 11 o'clock, that I
may account fully to the people of Sumter
County for what I have done in their behalf
without tbe usual authority from them.
While gathered together, the opportunity
will be a good one for a discussion of the
political situation in this State, and I shail
invite any and all present to criticise my con
duct and expose and correct, as far as possi
ble any evil effect from my errors, ifit is
thought such have been committed
Respectfully, J. J. Dar<;an.
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Attention Boyal Arch Masons.
We are requested by Mr. H. (.?. Moses,
High Priest of Beulah Chapter, No 25 R A.
M ., to give notice that the regular convocation
of said Chapter will he held on Tuesday even
ing .May 6ih, at 7 o'clock slurp. Most Kx
rellent Conipanson, A. Doty, Jr , Grand
High Priest of South Carolina, will be present
and confc-r the Royal Arch Degree. All
Royal Arch Masons ate cordially invited to
Soda Water at the S. B. k N. Store.
Milk Shakes at the S. B. k N. Store.
Ice Cream Blocks at the S. B k S. Store.
Picnic at Eutawville.
Several ot the young gent emen of this city
are getting up an excursion picnic the his
toric Kutaw Springe on the C. S. and N.
R. R . to- thp 14th Muy. A list of chaperons
and invited gnesta has beei' prepared and is
being ?ent round for "accepts" and "regrets."
The nffair will be under good management.
Ticke'S v* ill he sold only to th?* invited guests,
and at reduced rates. The Railroad Com
pany ha?. kindlr tendered ttie use of a iiall at
Kutaw for dancing and a band of music has
Peterson for May ?9 as fresh and bright as
spring itself. The steel engraving "Trying
Old Tunes" is a beautiful picture both in de
sign and execution. Tbe double fashion
plate gives specimens of the newest and most
artistic styles for costumes, and tbe novel
needle work patterns will charm all the ladies.
"Girl Life In China" is a very interesting
sketch, and is capitally illustrated. Ella
Higgineon begins a novelet "A love and a
passion," the opening chapters of which are
written with great spirit and force. "Peter
eon" steadily improves, and offers such varied
attractions that it amply sustains its' well
earned title of tbe Model Family Magazine.
Terms, two dollars a year. Address, Peter
son's Magazine, Philadelphia.
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TO RENT?Several desirable rooms at the
corner of Sumterand Republican streets.
For particulars apply at the premises.
ADVERTISEMENTS of five lines or less
will be inserted under this head for 25
ceo te for each insertion. Additional lines
5 cents per line.
THE COPARTNERSHIP formerly exiet
ing between George Ducker and Ernest
W . A. Buitrean, doing business at Somter,
S. C , under the firm name of Ducker k Bolt
man, h as been dissolved. Mr. George Ducker
has retired from said firm, and all of the prop
erty belonging thereto has been transferred to
Mr. Ernest W. A. Bultmao wbo will con
tinue tbe business under the same name as
Sumter, S. C, April 20, '90.?4._
TO MY FRIENDS.
IDO HEREBY* NOTIFY YOU THAT
if E. W. A. Bultman use3 the name of
"Docker" in connection with bis business
from and after this date, it is without my
With thanks for past favors and patronage,
I am, Very respectfully,
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
THE UNDERSIGNED has established a
Real Estate and Collection Ageocy io
Sumter and desires property holders having
property for sale or rent to list enroe with
him. Tenants secured and reote collected
promptly. Best references giren. Office on
Maio Street at . Curtis' store.
Apr. 30._W. H. COMMANDER.
MY TWO BOYS, Jacob, aged 12, aod
Sahey, 8 years, rao away from me
April I4tb, aod this is to warn any aod all
persons against harboring said boys Any
information ae to tbe whereabouts of the boye
will be thankfully received by their father.
Tbe youngeet is lighter colored than the other,
aod the clothing they hadon when they left
home was in bad condition.
Sumter, S. C.
April 28. 1890?2t._
GUTTERING, CORNICES, ETC.
Sheet Iron, Brass and Cop
per Metal Work.
Pumps and Lamps of every de
. Ooly the best of workmen employed,
and the best of material used. Every
thing done ander my own supervision,
and all work guaranteed.
PRICES THE LOWEST.
ICE, ICE, ICE,
Kept during the season and
will be delivered to holders of
Corner Main and Sumter Streets,
Sumter, S C.
THE LADIES' MEMORIAL ASSOCIA
TION is called to roce: in the Academy
of Music on THURSDAY, MAY 1st. at 6
o'clock, P. M., to make -.rrangemente for
Decoration Day. CARRIE MOSES;
C P. Ostekn, President.
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with kitchen and pantry attached, on
FOR SALE.?TWO OR THREE PAIRS
of full blooded 1'oland Cuina Pigs, also
two or three p*ire of half Poland China and
Essex Pigs? *ery fine.
JOHN S. RICHARDSON.
" Notice to Absent Defendants.
State of South Carolina.
In tub Court of Common Plkas.
William /. Reynolds. Administrator,
with the will annexed of William I.
Reynolds, Deceased. Plaintiff,
against John J Miller, Dessi e Mil
ler, Joseph Miller and Laura West
SUMMONS FOR RELIEF.
TO Iff: D?FENDANTS, John J. Miller
and Datif Milter :
You are hereby summoned and required to
answer the complaint in this action, which is
this dav fi?ed in tbe office of the C'erk of the
Court of Common Pleas far the said County,
wiih notice of appointment of a guardian ad
Wem for said Dessie Miller, and to serve a
copy of your answer to the said complaint on
the subscribers at thHr office, in the city of
Sum'er, S C . within twenty days after the
service hereof, exclusive of the day of such
service; and if you fail to answer the com
plaint within the lime aforesaid, the Plaintiff
in this action will apply to the Court for the
relief demanded in the Complaint. s
Dated, April 22, A D. 1890.
PLAN DING k WILSON,
PROFUSE WITH NOVELTIES,
GEEAT IN ASOSRTMEiNT,
And Unapproachable in Price.
We have the Goods*
We have the Quantity.
We have the Quality.
We have the Variety.
All the Leading, and Representative Styles
for Spring and Summer.
Our Aim?To keep the Best.
Our Principle?Fair Dealing.
Our Ambition?To please our trade.
Our Price?The Lowest.
OUR DRESS GOODS AND TRIMMING
This department is a very striking feature of our stock. We
have desired to make our season's display of Dress Goods a
notable one and if the large variety of fabrics, unlimited choice
in patterns, dainty designs and fine finish can make a display
notable, then ours must easily bear off the palm. But our
goods, it will be found, not only appeal to the eye, and to the
good taste of buyers, but also to their good judgment. For we
have laid special stress upon quality in our purchases.
As to Price, we invite comparisons in this and all other de
In White Goods and Wash Fabrics the season s patterns are
very attractive, and we are showing a line of these goods in
every way representative of all that is novel in style or pattern.
An immense line of Laces, Embroideries, Hosiery, Gloves,
Ruchings and Handkerchiefs, Parasols and Fans. We give
buyers a wide range of choice and of price.
In our Domestic Department we shall win the praise of skill
ful housekeepers and experienced buyers by a very extra line
of goods which are veritable bargains.
CLOTHING, HATS AND FURNISHING
We are showing everything that goes to make up a perfect
and incomparable stock of Men's, Youth's, Boys' and Children's
Clothing, embracing all the newest fabrics of both Foreign and
We are sole agents for Strouse & Bro's. Fine Tailor-made,
Square-Shoulder Garments, the fit and workmanship of which
are equal to custom work. If you are hard to fit we will make
you a suit to order and guarantee a fit or no sale. 800 samples
to select from. Don't pay a tailor $50 00 for what we will
furnish for $35.00.
An immense line of Alford Benjamin & Co.'s celebrated
make of Summer Clothing. White and Fancy Vests. Recollect
that in quality we are at the top ; in price at the bottom.
In Boys' and Children's Suits we are offering inducements
that no careful buyer can afford to pass.
Our style, fit and finish are the perfection of artistic skill.
A handsome line of Neglige Shirts in Silk, Madras and Flan
nels, a full line of Boys' Shirt Waists, all ages.
See our stock of Underwear, Hosiery and Furnishings. The
largest, handsomest and cheapest line of Neckwear ever brought
to the city.
A nobby line of Hats in all the late shapes and blocks in
felt and straw.
OUR SHOE AND SLIPPER DEPART*
Is one of the leading features of our business. \\re carry the
largest and greatest variety of standard and best make of goods
in the trade. Don't miss seeing this stock.
OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT
Is stocked with choicest goods both staple and fancy. The
maximum quality at the minimum price. Come and see and
wonder at the value we give.
OUR JOBBING DEPARTMENT.
We offer special inducements to the trade. Merchants will
fino they can buy as cheap here as in any market and a call and
inspection of stock will soon convince you.
J. Rettenberg & Sons.
All mail orders will receive prompt attention. Samples sent
THE PEOPLE'S FRIEND,
Where a Dollar Goes Farther to at Any Other House xb tbe City.
103 dozen hl.ck end colore-I Sewing Silk at 5c. a spool, worth 8 cent*.
250 dozen Spool Cotton (200 tard spools) at 2 cents a spool, worth 5 cent*.
25 dozen best quality corered Dress Stays at 5 ceats a dozen.
12 doz?n Ladies' and Misses' Berlin aod Lisle Gloves at 10 cents a pair.
23 dozen Ladies' Cape Collars at b ceots, worth 8 cents.
48 yards Neck Ruffling at 5 cents a jard, worth 10 cents.
18 dozen Turkish Bath Soip at 3 cents a cake 35 cents a dozen.
27 dozen "Flyer Soap" at 5 cents a cake, worth 10 cents.
16 dozm Hoy t'a Dime Cologne at 8 ceats a bottle.
8 dozen Swan Down Complexion Powder, 10 cents a box.
1 gross Shirt Buttons, 5 cents.
1 gross Pants Buttons, 8 cents.
47 gross assorted Dress Buttons at 5 cents a dozen, worth 10 and 15 cents.
976 jards Linen Laces, assorted widths, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 cts., worth 25 per ceot, more.
499 dozen Gents' and Ladies' Hose, from 5 cents np. We can positive!/ oewe seel
prices on these goods as would make nor competitors wilt.
1633 jards domeiitic Pin ids and Checks at 5 cents a yard.
587} jards 4 4 Bleached Muslin, (good as fruit of the loom) 8 cents a Tard.
999 yards Cottonade* and Cassi ajares for boys' and men's wear, from 10 to 25 cents.
33 dozAn .Men's 3-pIy linen bocona white shirts, reinforced back and front, at tbt ridic
ulous price of 48 cents apiece.
TINWARE.?To country merchants we can quote prices that will sare joe dollai*.
HARDWARE.?26-inch Hand Saw, 44c.; everything else proportionately cheap.
H ATS.?Straw Hats just received?prices are right.
We bave quoted a few prices to show yoo that we are bere to do yon good,
aod we insist that you pay as a visit. Thousands of articles we cao sell joo for
less than half what yoo pay for them elsewhere. Save money by trading at tbe
Racket Store, Liberty Street, Sumter, S. C.
D. S. WADSWORTH & CO.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
No more choice stock can be offered than the various items
which we quote below, all being first class, prices as low as consist
ent with good quality and honest quantity. Make up your
orders and please bear us in mind.
TEAS, TEAS, TEAS, TEAS.
Our already popular Teas are still growing in favor. It does
not take the people long to find out where they are sure to get
Tea that will please.
Finest Moyune young Hyson Teas, 50c, 60c, and 75c per lb.
Formosa Oolong and Black English Breakfast Teas, 50c, 60c
and 75c. per lb. Mixed Tea, choice blend, 60c. lb. O and O
Tea, 75c. per lb. He-No Tea, 75c lb., put up in ?, ?, and 1 lb.
Fresh Biscuits and Cakes Received Every
3-lb. extra jellow Peaches, 25c. a can.
3 lb. extra white Peach, 20c. a can.
Good Peaches, 15c a can.
3-lb. Pie Peaches, 12}c. a can.
Sliced or grated Pineapple, 20c. a can.
Extra Bartlett Pears, 20c. a can.
Okra and Tomatoes, 15c. a can.
Good Corn, 3 cans for 25c. Green Peas, 15c.
Choice Tomatoes, 10c. and 12c. a can, 95c.
and $1.30 per dozen.
Barley, Split Peas and Vermicelli.
Horse Radish, 20c a bottle.
Salad Dressing, Celery.
Sweet Pickles, quart j*rs, 40c.
Cranber-y Sauce. 25c. a can.
Puddice, nssort^d flavors, !0c.
Queen Olives, 25c. a bottle.
Pure Olive Oil, 75c. a quart.
Saratoga Chips, 20c
Orange Marmalade, 25c. ajar.
Jelly in Glass and Buckets.
Assorted Preserves in buckets.
Oat Meal and Oat Flakes.
Corn Starch 10c. a package.
Chocolate Broma and Breakfast Cocoa ia
J-lb. ?nd 1-lb. Packages.
Fresh blue-back mackerel, 12c. a can.
Fresh Salmon, 15c. can.
English brawn, 2-lb. cans, 20c.
Lunch Tongne, 30c. can.
Patented extra fine Shrimp-, 30c. a can.
Potted Meats and Game, IOc , 20c, and 30c
Genuine French Sardines, 15c. a box.
Sardines in Mustard and Spiced, 10c.
Best Lobsters, 20c. a cao.
1 lb. Acme Chip Beef, 20c. a can.
3 lb. can Chicken Soup, 20c.
Fresh Asparagus, 35c. a can.
Mackerel in i0-Ib kits and at retail.
Fish Roe. 3 for 25c , $1.00 a dosea.
Pickled Beef, 10c lb.
New Fat Pickled Salmon. 1% lb.
Dutch Herrings, Saner rao?, Bologna?
Best uucanvassed Pig Hatna, 34c
Choice small Breakfast Strips, I2$c
Finest Creamery Botter, 30c. Ib.
Good Butter. 25c lb. .
Boneless Cod Fisb, 16c lb.
Brook Trout, 3-lb. can 2Sc.
When you want Flour, Sugar, Coffee, Lard, Ac, buy of us ;
you'll get more goods and better quality for your money. New
crop N. 0. Molasses and Syrups. New Buckwheat, plain and
Choice New Raisins, Currants, Citron, Flavoring Extracts,
Macaroni, Vermicelli, Tapioca, Dried Apples, Peaches and Prunes,
Evaporated Apples, Ginger Preserves, Jellies, Jams, Sauces,
whole and ground Spices, Puddine, 10c, assorted flavors, Yan
kee Beans, Oat Meal, Oat Flakes, Chocolate, Cocoa, Broma.
Our Dry Goods and Notion Stock is complete,
and we sell a great many staple goods cheaper than elsewhere.
We are selling a beautiful line of Spring Dress Goods, including
the latest and prettiest patterns in Henriettas, Sateens, Challies,
Parasols, Gloves, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs.
All styles and grades of Shoes for Men's, Ladies' and Child*
ren's wear, at rock bottom prices. No goods misrepresented.
Harness. Hardware, Hollowware, Glassware and Crockery,
We have constantly on hand a big stock of Heavy Groceries
and we make very small figures on large quantities.
Give us a call No trouble to show goods and quote prices,
and less trouble to sell them and put them up.
All articles delivered promptly, free of charge, and in good
order in the city.
DUCKER & B?LTfflAN.
FINE SHOW GASES
Abo Wall and Prescript!?* cases, Cedar
Chesto, Barber Fornitore, Jewelry Tray*
and Stools. CaWaet Work of all Hods, J^ete OaWa^ttwy
Bank ?. Catalogne free Address ATLAHTA SHOW CASE CO., Attuta, 6a.
The pubi io are invited to call and io
ftpeet our oew stock of
Spring and Summer
Children's and Infante' Lace Cape.
FLOWERS, FEATHERS AND RIBBONS,
TRIMMED AND ?NTRIMMED
Hats and Bonnets.
ZEPHYRS IN ALL COLORS,
Ordere intrusted to our care will receive
MRS. WHITE & MISS MILLER.
dismiss JOB WORK
AT BOTTOM PRICES*
WATCHMAN ANP SOUTHRON JOB OFFICE
State of South Carolina.
COUNTY OF SUMTER. .....
Ik the Court of Common Plias.
William F. Baynsworth, Plaintiff,
against Mrs Ktzia J. Carte*, and
IN OBEDIENCE to the order of jadffjwnt
in the above stated action, I will adi on
the first Monday io May next, (Saletday) be
tween the boors of 11 io the forenoon and 5
io the afternoon, a parcel of Und in the mid
County and State, containing ont bondred
and thirty-eight and one-tenth acres ; bound
ed oo the North-west by land of Mrs. Kenia
J. Carson and land formerly of William Wil
ton ; on tbe North-east and Sooth-east by
land now or formerly of Henry Hay osworth,
and on the South-west by land formerly of
John N. Frierson and represented on aplat
anoexed to the deed of conveyance executed
by William F. Haynsworth to James M.
Terms of sale?Cash.
JOHN S. RICHARDSON.
April 9, 1890. Master for SomterCo.
Estate tf Mrs. Jim E. Barga%
IWILL APPLY TO JUDOS OF PRO
bate of Sumter County on May 23d,
1890, for a final discbarge as Et-cutor of
JOHN W. PORGAN,
April 23~ Executor,