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WEDNESDAY, MAY 7.
Entered at the Pott Ofice at Sumter, S.
C., as Secovd Class Matter.
Dr. Geo. W. Dick.-A Card.
H. 0. Sirohecker.-Buy a Farm.
Morris Bros.-Dissolution Notice.
W. M. Keid, Agent.-Machinery.
W. W. Anderson, Jr.-Horse for Ssh?.
Lee? Moise, Attorneys.-Notice to Absent
Ducker & Baltman.-Spring and Sumner
Detroit aad Cleveland Steam Nar. Co.-To
Mrs. Neil! O'Donnell, has gone to Charles*
Mrs. J. C. McGuianis is in Charleston this
Gen. E. W. Moise went to Charleston on
Mrs. B. Randall is visiting relatives io
' Hr. Chas. W. Davis is spending the week
Mrs C. S. Matthieesen is visiting relatives
io Sommer ville.
Miss Bettie Scott, of Manning, speot last
Saturday ic the city.
Mist Marian Kershaw, is on a visit to
frkrodi in Abbeville.
Mr. Fran's Beckham and Dr. R. B. Furmac
bave goae Co Charleston.
Miss Dural, of Cheraw, is me guest of
Miss Dulde Moise of this city.
Mr. T. J. Toomey was among the excur?
sionists to Charleston this week.
Mrs. D. 3. Wadsworth and child ?re at?
tending the Floral Fair in Charleston.
Miss Jessie Saith, who ?as been teaching
ttdbool in Cheraw, has returned home.
Mrs. P. E. Sires, of Summer rille, (nee Viss
Annie Murphy,) is the guest of Miss Eliza
Mr. C. F. A. Bultman took a few days re
orsottoo this week visiting Charleston and the
Mr. Mci]wain, of Lancaster, father of Mrs.
J. T. Green, and Mr. Green, brother of Mr.
J. ?. Green, are in the city.
Dr. S. Chandler Baker has returned to
Snorter who his bride. The Doctor is a
yontbfoi looking Benedict but bears the
( ??Bors with dignity.
Hr. Rennie Villeneuve, who bas been in j
florido for severa! years, returned to Sumter j
a few days ago, ?od was accompanied by his ?
friend Mr. McCoy. . j
Kr. A. B. Stuckey left on Sunday night
tasttoattecd as a delegate to the General
Conference of the M. E. Church at St. Louis,
firs. W. S. Brand and son of August*.
Ga., are Tinting relatives in Sumter. Mr
Brand spent Sunday io the ?tty, hst returned
to bis post of duty that night.
Mr. D. Roeeodocf, will soon move his
family book to Sumter from Philadelphia
where they ?re now living, and will occupy
tba residence on Liberty street now occupied
bj tb? Sumter Club.
Tho position of Cashier of the Simoods
]f?tional Bank becoming vacant by the re?
signation of W. Alston Pringle to assume
the honors of the City Clerkship, Mr L. S.
Carson was promoted to that office, and Mr.
Robt. Edmunds succeeds Mr. Carson as
bookkeeper. We congratulate these yoong
ftotlemen upon this fullering recognition on
tkm part of the Directors of their past services
?od q nab fi cs*, lion?.
. There will he services at the Episcopal
Chart* next Ssaday morning and evening.
The Ker. J. S. Hartzell bas arrived, and was
ot Stateburg oe Sunday, where be preached
?a interesting sermon in the afternoon, to an
Last Supisy being the first Sunday of
the moa th a&d the regular union meeting of the j
differer* cherches, Rev. C. C Brown preached
mm interesting sermon to a large congregation
io dbe evening at the Presbyterian Church on
the?or?eet cf Sanday School work. His re?
mark* on this important branch of church
work showed much thought and were well i
received by bis audience. The Lecture was able
?ad interesting, tnt the effect was unpleasant?
ly Burred by the disorderly and ungentleman?
ly conduct of ? few young men or boys who
remained outside the church oa the piazza.
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society Sum?
ter District viii meet in the Methodist Church,
May the 9th. 10th. and i Uh.
Sermon Friday 8:30 P. M. by Rev. E. 0.
The conference will convene Saturday 9.30
A. M. Reports from the delegates aili be j
Afternoon session 3:30, continuation of j
reports from delegates and some interesting ?
?ermoo Sunday, ll A. M. by Rev. W. A. j
Sunday School mass meeting 4P. M. Ad- ;
dress by Mrs. F. S. Kager and Rev. W. A.
Bogers sod ethers.
Sermon 8:30 P. M by Rer. W. L Wait.
The public are cordially invited to attend
?tl the services and business meeting.
Those who ate interested in Woman's For?
eign Missionary work are specially iovittd.
Democratic Executive Committee.
Tbs Democratic Executive Committee met
?a Monday lest in Music Hall.
Tbs resolution in regard to a County can
Tass, which was recommended by the Mass
Meeting was adopted.
la regard to the organization of new clubs,
the Chairman ruled that no club can be reor?
ganized, BOT can ? new club be organized
anti! after too Executive Commstte orders a
reorganization of the clubs. The Chair was
sustained in his ruling by ? vote of 20 to 2.
The above w?s the only business of impor?
tun?e considered by the Committee.
Ladies' Memorial Association.
Suma, S. C., May 1, 1890.
Pursuant to the call of toe Presideot the
annual meeting of the Ladies' Memorial Asso?
ciation was held at Academy of Music at 6
o'clock oo Thursday afternoon, May 1st.
The meeting- was called to order by vice
President A. Moses.
Tbs reading of the minutes of the last meet
sag was dispensed with.
Tho following arrangements were made and
oommittees a pointed :
Monday, May 12th chosen as Decoration
Dey, and 6 o'dock fixed as the hour for de?
li veri ag tba oration.
* A faners? invitation extended to the little
girls to take part ia the decoration, and all
who cae attend are requested to notify the
Committee. The little girls with the Com?
mittee in charge are expected to assemble at
Academy of Btfasic at 5 o'clock.
A resolution was passed urging upon our
citizens the necessity of sending flowers to
thc hall to be used by the little giris.
The merchants are requested to close their
atores ai 4 o'clock.
Tba Sumter Light Infantry is requested to
fire a salute.
Committee n little girls-Misses Nina Gra?
bau, Clem ;hina, Nit? DeLorme, Mamie
oostMirm os COLLBCTIO?.
Wo. 1-Misses Fannie China and Reva
l?o. 2-Mismos Gertrude Jennings and
Ko. 3-Misses Laura Mood and Beulah
ff hw aw
Wo. 4-Misti--s Pauline Sanders and Nan
Committee on Music- H. F. Wilson, D. J.
Committee on Singleton Burying Ground
Mistes Hattie Wanamaker and Marie Single?
Committee o? Arrangements-T. B. fraser. : i
Jr., Dr. Archie China, W. A. Pringle, Jr., j <
Rev John Kershaw, V. R. Pringle. 1
Committee oa Transportation-H. Barby, i I
W. M. Grabats, G. F. Epperson. j t
The selection of an orator for 1891 was left :
Co the following committee : Rev. John Ker- j
?baw, Dr. J. S. Hugbson, H. F. Wilson. ?
The election of officers for the ensuing year | 1
resulted as fohows :
President-y 188 Carrie Moses.
Vice-Presides: ts-Miss Dulce Moise, A.
Secretary anti Treasurer-C P. Osteen.
Theyoaog indies on collection committees c
are requested to call on the Secretary for sub- \ f
scrip lion lists. ?
C. P. OsTKKif, Secretary. ?
Memorial Day-May 12, 1890. I e
Prayer-Rev* E. T. Hodges. j r
M ?sic, during which there will be Decora- j j
tioo of Graves ty Children.
Oration-Maj. Marion Moise.
Salute by S. u. I.
At the residence of the bride's parents, br
the Rev. Raphael Benjamin, M. A , on April
23, Dr. Abram S. Isaac3 to Miss Lily-Lee
Miss Harby ia granddaughter of the late
Marx E. Cohen.
On Tuesday evening last at the residence of
Mrs. M. F Shaw, the mother of the bride,
Rev. W. S. Beanjofficiating, Mr ? E. Bertrand
Colclough and Miss Maggie Shaw, both of
Eight couples were in attendance on the
bride and 2room as follows: Miss Jennie
Wilson with Mr. W. E. Dirk, Miss Dot Col?
clough with Mr. J)wtgbt H. Cooper Miss Lena
Colclough with Mr. D. ' Rothschild. Miss
Irene McCutchen with Mr. D L Shaw, Miss
Floride Cooper with Mr. Sam'l Colclough
Miss Mamie McCutchen with Mr. Geo. Cooper,
Miss Lizzie Enelish with Mr. B. Colclough,
Miss Jennie Shaw with Mr. T. D. DuBose.
The reception which followed the ceremony
was f;om 10 to 12 P. M.
Death of Mr. C. I Hoyt.
The remains of Mr. C. Isadore Hoyt were
laid to rest by loving hands on Tuesday after?
Mr. Hoyt had been confined to his bed
since last Christmas with a"painful illness that
defied the skilled attention of his devoted
physicians and which terminated to bis death
on Monday afternoon.
For many weeks past his friends have re?
cognized that it was only a matter of a short
time when the dissolution would come.
The deceased was a native of Sumter and
?pent all of bis honorable and useful life
amongst us. He died without an enemy
leaving a host of friends.
While sick, the popularity and friendships
he bad made for himself while io health, were
shown by tbe loving care and attention of
the young and old who flocked to his bedside
to minister to his wants. He was a Christian
and it is a sweet consolation of his friends to
believe that he was prepared for the iast loog
joaraey to that boarne from whence no trav?
The cocaistttee appointed to select a site for
the new hotet toave decided upon the lot at
the corner of Harvin and Liberty Streets be?
longing to Mr. Cohen Wilson and will pay
for the lot $5,000 in the stock of the Hotel
The Sumter Book and Novelty Company's
store is open from 10 to 11 A. M. on Suudayg.
The C. S. & N., and the A. C L railroads
have issued Mila giving special rates to
Charleston during the Floral Fair in that
city. On both roads tickets will be sold
during this week from Sumter to Charleston
and return for S3 ?5.
Many of our people are taking advantage
of the cheap rates to visit the old city.
Evaporated Vegetables fur soup, 20c. a can,
at Ducker <fc Bultman's
Mr. Joel E. Brimson Replies.
Editor Watchman and Southron :
I would not trouble to reply to the letters
of Sheriff Carson and Treasurer Gaillard, but
for two unkind thrusts.
Mr. Carson's thrust is contained in his last
paragraph, as follows: "and Mr. Brunsoo
walked out of my office, with my costs to
which I wis lawfully entitled, and which I
as a friend tendered him."
All over this county there ara silver-haired
mea to whom, I would not only raise my bat
in reverence, but twine my arms around their
knees in gratitude for kindnesses extended to
ae wheo I. as a boy, labored for them ; Out
when an officer of the law, under the form of
law, through no fault of my own, takes from
me that which I conceive he hts no moral
right to, and re?tores a part of it, my heart
will not yield ths first pulsation of thankful?
ness, and the only reparation I can offer Mr.
Carson, is the return of that to which he may
have a legal right.
Mr. Carson says the regular execution was
put in his office February 26ib, and the
special execution April 1st. More than
thirty days apart. If I had received notice
in auy form of rhe first, there never would
bave been a second. On the same day, April
1st, that the second execution is put in his
office, he sends me a statement to Kingstree
by mail claiming all costs, mileage, &c, on
both executions. I replied the next day, and
Mr. Carson wrote me on theStb saying' Capt.
Gaillard bas instructed me to take off his costs
of S I. GO on tbe special 2 mill tax but not on
the other." Viz. Gaillard says: "Long be?
fore Mr. Brunson's tax matter was brought to
my attention I bad instructed the Sheriff not
to collect any more costs for me on the special
tax levy." The question is pertinent: Has
Mr. Gai?ard made an error in statement, or
was the Sheriff try ing to collect costs he had
instructed him not to voilect ? I believe the
In reply to the Treasurer: Mr Gaillard
was not tn the office, in a visible form, wheu
I paid my taxes. There was no crowd or
confusion. I walked into his office while his
clerk was serivng one or two taxpayers over
the desk. I told his clerk I wanted to pay my
taxes. He finished with those on the outside
and while making ont my receipt, asked :
"Have yoQ any property in Mayesville town?
ship?" I replied, "I have some about the
line." He finished the receipt, I wrote a
check for the amount, gave it to him and
then for some five or ten minutes talked with
bim about taxes on bank stock.
Mr. Gaillard's unkind thrust is as follows :
"Mr. Brunson himself says that he did not
mention this lot to Mr. Wilder. Now why ?"
Plainly intimatiog that 1 was tryiog to es?
cape the taxes on it.
I am utterly astounded at a man with in?
telligence enough to serve as Treasurer mak?
ing such a statement. He knew when be
penned those lines that property oula not
escape taxation in that way and that I could
not te benefited by such a course in the least.
If I desired to reply in the same cheap stuff I
could gay the Treasurer makes these omissions
for the costs that will accrue to bim, and ap?
parently the facts would sustain me ; Vet I
knew, in this case, the omission was entirely
What I want to know i.? :
1st. Is it the duty of the Treasurer to
make up the statements for the taxpayers or
must the taxpayers do it?
2nd. Has the Treasurer a legal right to
issue a separate execution for the special
ichoo! tax ?
With reference to the first question : The
taxpayer iscompelled to return to the Auditor
\ complete ?ist of his property under penalty
of 50 per cent, for failure. The Board of
Equalization may change the values after re?
turned and the Auditor makes up his County
duplicate from the returns as equalized.
From this duplicate he makes another for the
Treasurer; and Sec. 237 of the Gen. Statutes
reads as follows :
"The County Auditor shall enter tbe taxes
>n the duplicate, to be retained in his own
office, in such number of columus, as the
Comptroller General shall from time to time,
Jirect; but on the duplicate for the County
Treasurer he shall enter thu taxes against each
parcel of real and personal property, on one
>r more lines, opposite the name of the owner
>r owners ; and, in all other respects, the
Comptroller General may prescribe forms for
;ounty duplicate as may seem to him most
inducive to the interest and convenience of
the public, and county Auditors shall con?
Sec. 266 says the treasurer shall collect the
taxes in the manner required by law, giving j I
receipts therefor, in which shall be briefly | 1
iescribed the real estate and the value of the j 1
personal property stated. . ? I
Sec. 268 compels the taxpayer to pay ex- | '
?c ly what the treasurer claims even *:' unjust j 1
jr illegal ; after which he may bring suit to ! I
recover it. j <
Now if Sec. 237 h is anv object at all, it is j '
Lo place, io condensed form, the necessary '
^formation in the bands of the Treasurer i 1
which will enable him to make a full state
neo! of every man's taxes without omissions. I
[f he has this information and it is his dutv !
o collect the taxes, to give the receipt, to
iescribe the property, lo state its value and
be taxpayer must pay what he demands, j t
low can it be the taxpayer's fault if omis- j 1
lions occur ? j i
With reference to the second question : : <
The Act under which this school district is I I
established and by which this special tax is ;
evied makes it the duty of the County Trensu- j <
.er to collect this special tax "the same as j i
)ther county and *tate taxes." ! i
Now, if the Treasurer is to issue a special j ?
xecution for this special tax, why not one ?
ixecution for the State tax, another for the j |
onstitutional 2 mill tax. and still another <
or the County tax ? That would make ii I
'more remunerative" at least. i <
I thiuk Mr. Editor that I have taxed your ; I
?atience ; and tho' they should threaten the | I
xecution of me, I shall not weary your j <
eaders with anything further on this sub- . ?
ect. Joel E. Brunsoo, 11
Sumter, May 5tb, 1890.
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New style Flower Pots-Duran: h. Beliuer. i
Attorney-General Earle Replies to
the Criticisms of "A Farmer."
SUMTER, S. C , May 3, 1890.
Mr. Editor : It is sometimes proper to reply
to matter contained in an anonymous publica?
tion when the writer, if known would not be
worthy of notice. Hence, I beg leave, in the
first place, to reply to certain criticisms made
by "A Farmer" in an article published in
the last issue of the W. and S., and then to
tell your readers who this patriotic citizen is
who hurries into print to perform an "un?
pleasant duty." The good people of the
county can then draw their own conclusions
as to his aims and his motives.
His churres against me may be reduced to
the following specifications, viz :
1. That I abused my influence as Senator
of the County many years since by having
my friends appointed to office
2. That more recently I was guilty of offi?
cial misconduct, as Attorney General, in re?
senting an insult by assaulting the person
who insulted me.
3. That I permitted my name to be used
at and before the last Democratic State Con?
vention as a candidate for Governor.
As to the first charge it suffices io say, tbat
I did what I conceived to be my duty, and
acted for the best interests of my constitu?
ents. The matter was fully explained at the
time to all who desired explanation, and I
received censure from none, save in one or
two instances where my position had been
misunderstood, aud excepting, of course, my
personal enemies whose tongues would be
palsied were they to* af tem pt to speak my
praise, and who put down all things in
malice. "A Farmer" may be also reminded
that this issue, which be would resurrect,
was decided in ray favor in the most positive
manner by the first Democratic Convention
which met in this county after the appoint- \
ments referred to had been made, by electing
me to act as its Chairman over a certain gen?
tleman who competed for the position, as the
representative of those who disapproved of
said Senatorial action. Doubtless "A
Farmer" would also like to forget that since
that time, I have been honored on raauy oc?
casions by the Democrats of this County. It
is true that all of the Democrats (?) are not
responsible for my election to the office of j
Attorney General, for at leas! three of them,
iwo at Stateburg and one at Wedgefield re?
fused to vote for me at the last general elec?
tion, although I had been duly nominated
by the State Convention. Perhaps, "A
Farmer" was one of the three, and, if so, he
would say, of course, that he performed an
"unpleasant duty," "setting down naught in
malice, and with no captious spirit."
Referring to his second charge. As I stated
in a card published over my signature, soon
after the occurrence, upon which he lays so
much stress, I greatly regretted thai I had
been tempted to commit a breach of the peace.
There is no pretence on my part that my con?
duct, in the light of my official position, was
justifiable; but I leave it with the people to
say whether I should be condemned for re?
senting a persona] insult. I am willing to
abide the verdict of all true Carolinians-a
people noted for their bravery ?s well as for
their generosity, who never strike without a
cause, and who are always ready to forgive.
In reply to the third charge I will give the
Some time before the meeting of the last
State Democratic Convention I was informed
that a communication had been sent to the
Watchman and Southron, by a gentleman of
this County, nominating me for Governor.
I requested the editor, as soon as I heard it,
not to publish tbe nomination. He replied
that be could not refuse its publication as il
would appear in the form of an advertisement.
I then requested him to state editorially that
he bad had an interview with Hie on the sub?
ject, and bad learned that I was not respon?
sible for the article referred to, and that I
would not "be a candidate for the position.
This editorial appeared in the same issue of
the paper that contained thc nomination.
The author of the nominating article urged
me on several occasions to become a candi?
date for Governor, but I always refused, and
nothing was doue to that end with my con?
currence or consent.
The day before the Convention met, I did
not go to Columbia, as I did not wish any one
to suppose that I would do auy "log-rolling"
to secure a re-oomiuation to the office of
Attorney General ; and I also refrained from
attempting to secure votes by letters or other?
wise. .My position being, that I would
highly appreciate a re-nomination if the
convention would do me that honor, but thal I
would not go into a scramble for the office.
I had never entertained fora single moment
the idea of entering the race for Governor.
Hence my surprise, the night before the con?
vention, wheo I received a telegram from
a prominent delegate who was then identified
with the Farmers' Movement, asking me to
permit my name to be used as a candidate
against Gov. Richardson 1 immediately
replied that I could not be a candidate for
Governor, but would accept a re-nomination
for Attorney Geaeral. I did not stop at this,
but in order that my absence should not be
misconstrued, and further, that my position
should be clearely understood, I went to
Columbia on the morning of the Convention,
where I had frequent interviews with prom
inent democrats, among whom, I remember
Judge Izler, Judge Jas. H. Aldrich, Gen.
Hagood and Col. J. L. Orr. I stated to each
of these gentlemen that I would not be a
candidate, aod that my name should not be
used with my consent I then called on the
chairman of the Sumter delegation, and re?
quested bim, in the event that my name
should be proposed on the floor of the con?
vention, as a candidate for Governor to an
Donoce that I bad authorized bim to with?
draw my name, and to state in my behalf
that I could not be a candidate for the posi?
tion. I am informed-for I was not present,
but io ray office at the time-that my name
was proposed, and promptly withdrawn by
the chairmtn of the Sumter delegation, who
Hated in positive terms, that he bad been ?
iuthorized by me to say, that I would not enter
the race. A delegate from Newberry then
insisted tbat my name should be used not?
withstanding. One of my friends then ran
down to my office, and having reported what
had transpired on the floor of the convention,
it my request instantly returned, with a mes?
sage from me to my brother, Dr. Earle, who
was a delegate from Greenville, to the effect
that he must use every effort to prevent my ^
name from being used. The voting had
commenced, two votes, had been cast for rae,
*nd one for Gov. Richardson, when Dr. -
Karie, after stating that I had repeatedly -
declined to be a candidate, declared that I t,
would not accept even .if elec;ed, and he
followed this up by voting for Gov. Richard?
son. If it had not been for the stand taken
t>y ray brother, 1 have been assured by Gov *
Richardson's friends as well as by his oppo- I
aents, that I would havs been elected.
Now Mr. Editor, I could not have acted
?therwi?>e. for while I appreciated most highly
the compliment paid me by my friends io 11
?eeking to elevate nie to so high a position, it
would not have been right for me to come f
lut at the last moment in opposition to Gov.
Richardson, when it had been generally
jnderstood, and was considered a rule of
the party, that all candidates for Governor
mould canvass the State prior to the conven?
tion, which I had nol done, and when Gov.
Richardson hud frequently referred to his
candidacy in ray presence, without any in?
timation from me that I wouid be even a t<
possible candidate against him. Hence, p
ilthough assured and believiug that I could
:>e elected, I would not accept an office, if t<
I had to use uufair means to ootaio it.
In conclusion. I would say that the name
)f the gentleman who hns performed the un?
pleasant duty (?) is Mr. W. J Rees, ar d it ]
nay be interesting to some of your readers
o read again the correspondence, hereto ap?
pended, between him and several other gen
: lernen, whose names are now omitted, and "
liyself, in reference to an article in your
japet containing a criticism of my senatorial c
Conduct ?H the matter of appointments to ?
office, which wns published in the year 1884. H
Further comment in this connection is
Jos. H. KARLK.
SUMTRR, S. C., July 23, 1884.
To Messr*. W. J. ?Ices. * * *
GRNTLRMKN ; I have nothing to say at this "
time in reply to your strictures npon my po- j
lit ?cal course, made in your communication j "
to the Watchman and Soulhr-n of the I2?h in- ' y
stan?, as I prefer to be unjustly accused, to i j
?eing instrumental in creating dissension io j v
the Democratic party of my County, on the j q
?ve of a (jre.v election. But so much of this j "
communication MS may fie construed to be an ! i
utack upon roy private character, I must re- I
'pec'fully call upon you to explain at your ?
earliest convenience. 1 refer to the latter j
part of your communication, which is couch?
ed in these words, viz : "Under the light of ' '
public scrutiny the spoils system, with its in- i
?vitabie fruits of trickery, corruption and j }
bossism, withers and dies." Did you intend j
by these words, (which in the context are ! i
somewhat ambiguous,) to charge me with j f
corruption and trickery, or to impute to me ! e
any dis/tonoraf>le motive in he matter of ? J
which you complain? It is but fair to you lt
find due to rae thai your meaoiug should br ? 1
This demnod is Dot addressed to Mr.
as he rms already, in a manner that does
credit to a brave man, given to u*e, so far as
he is concerned, a most satisfactory explana?
tion of the matter at issue.
Very respectfully, your ob't serv't,
"JOS. H. EARLE.
STXTEBCRG, S. C., July 23, 1884.
Hon. J. H. Earle :
SIR: In answer to your communication of
the 23d instant-as to the clause referred to,
we disclaim any intention to reflect upon
your personal character.
W. J. REES,
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The Sumter Book and Novelty Company's
store is open from 10 to 11 A. M. on Sundays.
Advertises ice to be delivered to the doors of
those holding tickets. The special features
of Mr. Cardarelli's business can only appear
by a careful reading of his advertisement to
which we direct the attention of our readers
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Ducker & Bultman.
See change in the advertisement of the
above house. Rea-:- the ad. through and note
MAYKSVIL?.R, S. C , May 7, 1890.
Our town has been saddened by the death
of our esteemed citizen, Mr. J. B Cockran,
which occured at 4 o'clock P M., on Sunday
last. His remains were interred in the Mayes?
ville cemetery on Monday, Rev. Cuttino Smith
Our town is kept in good order by T. B.
Rhame who carries the baton of Marshall.
He is a capital officer.
Among the business changes recently made
here is the purchage of Col. Graham's mills
?nd ginnery by our young friend George
Cooper, who is an energetic and pushing
young man and will receives well deserved
patronage in his new field.
Rev. Geo. Mayes is with us. He preached
for us on Sunday occupying the Presbyterian
pulpit. This pulpit will be filled on Sunday
?vening next hy Rev. Mr. Waite who will
hold a Union Servive.
Come and bear some good pulpit talk.
The Ladies' Aid Society will give an ice
cream entertainment on Monument Square on
Tuesday afternoon and evening, May 13tb,
from 5J to 10 o'clock. The patronage of the
citizens ia solicited.
Refrigerators-Durant k Belitzer.
Wire stand8for Pots-Durant k Belitzer.
Hanging Vases at Durant k Belitzer.
Wire Trellises at Duraut k Belitzer.
Its Excellent Qualities
Commend to public approval the California
liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs. It is
pleasing to the eye, and to the taste and gent?
ly neting on the kidneys, liver and bowels,
it cleanses the system effectually, thereby pro?
moting the health and comfort of all who
ADVICE TO MOTHERS.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup shonld
always be used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all
pain, cures wind colic and is the best remedy
for diarrhoea. 25c a bottle.
Presents in the most elegant form
THE LAXATIVE AND NUTRITIOUS JUICE
FIGS OF CALIFORNIA,
Combined with the medicinal
virtues of plants known to be
most beneficial to the human
system, forming an agreeable
and effective laxative to perma?
nently cure Habitual Consti?
pation, and the many ills de?
pending on a weak or inactive
condition of the
KIDNEYS, LIVER ?ND BOWELS.
I: is the most excellent remedy known to
CLEANSE THE SYSTEM EFFECTUALLY
When one is Bilious or Constipated
PURE BLOOD, REFRESHING SLEEP,
HEALTH and STRENGTH
Every one is using it and all are
delighted with it.
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST FOR
SYHTJF OJE* FIGS
MANUFACTURED ONLY BY
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL
Inr .ff, KY. NEW YORK, N. I
10,000 lbs. Choice FODDER,
10,000 lbs. Choie OATS,
To make room for new crop oats.
20,000 lbs. Choice PEA VINE HAY.
Price, $1.00 per hundred for Oats aud Fod
,er ; 9u ceuts for Hay. Apply to
E. W. DA BBS,
April 16 Near Mayesville, S. C.
Second-Hand Gins and Ma?
:0R SALE AT A BARGAIN.
One SIXTY-SAW WINSHIP GIN-Latest
One SIXTY-SAW and one FORTY-SAW
One CENTENNIAL COTTON PRESS.
One WINSHIP COTTON PRESS.
One EIGHT-HORSE ECLIPSE ENGINE.
A lot of SHAFTING, PULLEYS, Ac.
The above will be sold separately or in lots
o suit, and on favorable terms to approved
Can be seen at ray place at Elliott's, Sum?
er County, on Bishopville, R. R.
A. F. HYP.D,
April 9 Elliott s. S. C.
MONEY TO LOAN,
MONEY TO LOAN in sums over $300
on improved funning lands. l-iual j
atea of interest. Time-3 tu 5 years.
By nrran^ement with partie* wc represent
OStS and coinnii~s?ons have bren greatly re- j
lured and loans guaranteed within 30 days j
INGRAM k MANNING,
Attorneys at Law, Sumter, S. C.
MY TWO BOYS, Jacob, aged 12, and I
S?bey, 8 year.?", ran H way from me '?
Ipnl Mlh, and this is to waru any and ail |
lersons against harboring said boys Any ?
n format ion as ft? the whereabouts nf the boys .
viii be thankfully received by their luther, j
?'he youngest is lichter colored than the olin r, ;
nd the clothing they had on when they left
lome WaS in bad condition
Sumter, S. C. |
April 2H. 1890-'11
I'MIE COPARTNERSHIP formerly exist?
ing between (ieorjie Ducker and Ernest
,\ . A. Billimari, doing business nt Sumter,
v C , undei Hie firm name of Ducker ic Hull- ,
nan, hu.* t-e.-n dissolved. Mr. (?eorge Ducker ?
?as reined from said firm, and all of the prop- i
rty belonging thereto has beeu transferred to ;
?lr. BrnrSt \V. A. Bultman who will con- j
inue the business under thc same name as ?
Sumter. S. C April 26, ''JO -i. i
We have added this season to our already Extensive Business the most
Complete Line of Millinery ever shown in Sumter. The same being under the
management of a
FIRST CLASS ARTIST, FROM SEW YORK,
who will be pleased at all times to show our stylish assortment. All we ask is a
careful inspection.?|As regards prices, We Defy Competition.
OUR SPRING STYLES
Are unprecedented in magnificence and unrivaled in style, showing evidence of
thorough and artistic selection.
In EMBROIDERIES AND WHITE GOODS our line is ihe most varied
and complete ever seen in this city*
Large assortment of Challis, Satines, Outings, Summer Weight Flannels, Linen
Chambrays and other numerous wash fabrics in all the newest and most desirable coloring s
Complete stock of Fast Black Hosiery, Silk Gloves and Mitts, from 25c, up.
We are sole agents for the celebrated Alexander Kid Gloves, in all Shades and Black.
Every Pair Warranted
A very large line of Mattings and Rugs, at prices to please all.
To our Friends, Patrons, and the public generally, we extend a most cordial invitation to visit The Palace Dry Goods
Emporium and Millinery Parlor.
Dress Making and Ladies' Underwear a Specialty.
Where you will find a Magnificent New Stock to
select from, consisting of all the latest styles and
best fabrics for Men, Boys and Children*
Straw Hats in all^the latest and nobbiest shapes?
Now is the time to get an Easter outfit, and at
Brown & Chandler's you can get fixed up from
head to foot.