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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30**92.
*> Entered at the Pott Office at Sumter, S
<?., as Second Chsx Molter.
A. C. L.-Change of Schedule.
Brown A Chandler-Spring, 1892.
J. S. Haghson A Go.-Drag Store.
J. S. Hugbsoo ft Co.-Drug Store.
Schwartz Bros.-Oar Announcements.
Browns k Purdy.-Attractive Novelties.
Estate of Butler B. DuBose.-Citation No
Estate of Josiah Hay Haworth-Eiecu tors'
W? Alston Pringle, Jr., Clerk A Treat.
Charleston, Cincinnati k Chicago R> R.
Estate of Mrs. Izabella D. Moses.-Execu?
W. Alston Pringle, Jr., Clerk k Treas.
E rc?om Notice.
Mr. Barry Hood ia in the city.
Kisses Leila and Agnes Dick are visiting in
Messrs. B, C. Richardson and John C.
llaaniag, of Fulton, were in the city yester?
Hr. Isaac Harby Ttft last Friday for Sche?
nectady N. T. e be will enter Union
Mr. W. B. Boyle, one of the proprietors
of the Central Market has moved his family
to this dry.
Mr. W. A. Weathers, of Colletoa County,
has moved his family to Sumter on account
of the school advantages.
Mist Maud Hall, of Wilmington, N. C., who
hat been visiting Mrs. George Lori og, returned
home on las: Thu rad ty.
Mr. B. C. Colclough bas reta raed home
from the Presbyterian College at Clinton, to
recruit from an attack of measles.
Mr. W. H. Beeil and family of Mayesville,
left Som ter on Tnejday morning for New
York City, where they will reside in future.
Mr. R. P. Monaghan has been confined to
bis bed for some time by a severe attack of
ialUmmatery rheumatism. He is now im?
Mr. W. McD. Gr?u of the Southern Ex
'. areas company is in tte city and is temporari?
ly in charge, of tte efl ice until the new agent
"becomes familiar with his duties.
Miss Bessie Luke, vbo has been the guest
of Mses Addie DesCham pa during the past
winter, retaros to her b?me in Virginia to-.
Miss Virginia Ingrim was brought home
from Manning on tait Tuesday, where she
had hera ^f ?br sometime. Since ber
return ?ae has been in a very critical
condition but ts now g. ightiy better.
Mr.' IL P. Bppersoc bas withdrawn from
the firm of Epperson A Co., and will enter
tbs employ of 'Lnkens k Reifsnyder who have
asede him a very advatitageoos offer.
Col. W. B. Utsey, wiro was in the emply of
the Charleston, Sumter A Northern wheo it
was first built th rou gi to this pot ot, and is
-watt known here, was shot through the leg on
last, Wednesday at Ni ie ty-Six by the acci?
dental discharge of a pistol, and the leg was
?o badly shattered that amputation was neces
m , , mm '
Fifty-five members have been secured to the
. Athletic Association, and a meeting will be
held this week to organise aod elect officers.
Those fine beef cattle mentioned last week,
have arri ved at the. Cen irai Market.
A few fine work-'horses for sale cheap, to
?dose oat. Apply Of Boyle A Hogan, at the
Central Market. **
A petition to Congressman Elliott request?
ing him to try and secure from Congress an
appropriation of'$25,003, to be used in the
erection of a. poatoSce Building in the City
. of Sumter, is being numerously signed by
Mesara. BeHtzer A Spa.? have been award?
ed the contract to furnish chairs for the new
Graded School, over numerous competitors
from other places. This speaks well for the
enterprising firm, and tb.?y deserve to be cc n
gratnlatcd. , ,, nmu
On and after April 12th, Soda Water will
I fte dispensed from the elegant fountain of J.
& Haghson A Co., Monaghan Block.
. March 30-3.
There -will be *? Cobweb Party at the
residence of Or. A. J. (China this evening.
A small admission fea wi! be charged and the
proceeds win be given to the fund being
raised to purchase a new organ for the Meth?
odist church. ' ^
A wreck occurred onj the M. A A. road
?boot four miles from this city at 1 40 p. m.
today. Five cars were totally wrecked and the
road toro up for a distance of more than
aband red feet. No one xas injured and all
paateugcia were brought in on the engine.
The accident was caused ay the breaking of
the axle of one esr.
- i 9 *-n*
Mr? Isaac Salomons, whose name was .in?
advertently omitted last wiek from the list of
Messrs. rScn warts Bros'. ch xks, is an artist in
his Hoe. It is owing in t? great measure to
bia talent that the show windows and the
atore of Schwartz Bros. always presents such
an attractive appearance.
Change in the Express Office.
' Mr. J. McP. Spann bas resigned the posi?
tion as agent of tbs Southern. Express Com?
pany in this city which b< has held for the
patt tis years or longer, and hat been suc?
ceeded by Mr. W. C. Broughton. Mr Spann
hes accepted a position wita toe Electropoise
Treatment company, and viii be locatel in
* Dime Beading.
The Tiny Circle of Xinj ;'s Daughters will
give a Dime Reading at the residence of Capt.
W. R. Delger, on next Wednesday eveoiog,
April 6th. A large attends ace is desired, and
will be appreciated.
The proceeds of the entertainment will be
devoted! to charity. The Tiny Circle deserve
eocouragment ead their en ur tain ment should
receive liberal patronage.
Tbs bate ball fever bas Strock Sumter again
and the so-called cranks who admire the na?
tional game are anxious to organize a streog
club and enter the Inter State . League.
There ts a strong probability that the cranks
will be successful and wilt give Sumter good
bali d u ri cg tbs summer. T sere is lots of fine
material for a club in the ci :y and there will
be no obstacle in the way if a park can be
Xdght Infantry Inspection.
Caytein Brand of the Sumter Light Infan?
try hst been notified by Adjutant and Inspec?
tor General Farley to prepare for inspection
cn April Heh.
The company is drilling every week and
hopes to he in condition to undergo the in?
speetioo ie s creditable mariner.
The membership of the company is now lese
than it has been toe several years aod twelve
or fifteen good semanera would be a welcome
?dditie?. Those who with to go with the
company te the World's ?ai had better join
st once ss later on member* ?iii not be re
The tamk drains scroes)?>me of the streets,
rites tnt ?rom two Co ?Ve inches above the
sar&ee of the street. Numberless riders re?
ceive jars and jolts and Binny buggies are
strained and shaken bj toste drains.
The blowing of steam whistles oe Sunday
sad stiele beers ateigbt. So much blowing
lt tasMirrsiei j s nil ita great annoyance to
The anchoring of electric tight poles hy
means Af wires to che stu de trees. Where
this has been done already the wires have cut
through the bark and in a short time the
whole tops of s nam her of fine oaks wiii be
The JbttatJog ep of Calbons SUrtuL by cars
nf ?beC. S. A N. railroad. Frequent com?
plaint it made by couatr 7 people who ase
that thoroughfare io norning to town, that
they ere kept waiting to et ow sometimes for
snore than an hour.
For eke Pork, &?f. Veal, Mutton or Sau?
sage, go to Central Markst, Liberty Street
?art door ts Brota A Cbs idler's.
Married at the Baptist Parsonage by Rev.
C. C. Brown, Wednesday, March 16th, Mr.
Henry Wedekin dto Miss Fannie Player.
Mrs. Caroline Amelia Nott Parker, relict of
the Ute Wm. McKeosie Parker, of Charles?
ton, died at Sommerville, S. C., on the 22.1
inst, aged 68 years. Her remains were buried
at Magnolia Cemetery, on Thursday, March
24ih. Mrs Parker is th? mother of Mrs. M.
Deveanx Moore of this city.
There will be special services in the Presby?
terian Church on Saturday and communion
services on Sunday
Regular monthly union services between
the churches will be held in the Baptist
Church on Sunday evening. Hour of service
Tb? Rev John Kershaw will conduct servi?
ces at the Church of the Holy Comforter,
Sumter, oa Sunday next, April 3d, at ll
o'clock a. m. and 5 p. m.
The Rev. James M. Stoney of Camden, a
forcible and eloquent divine, will preach at
the Episcopal Church tomorrow (Thursday)
?vening at 8 o'clock.
Rev. W. D. Kirkland, D. D., God willing,
will occupy the pulpit of the Methodist Epis?
copal Church Soata in this city next Sunday
morning, and will preach at the Union servi?
ces st night.
Rev. Dr. Beatty of the Theological Semi?
nary will preach at Hepsioah on the first Sab?
bath in'April, proximo. He will also conduct
I the CemmnnioQ cervices then. Tbe public
are cordially invited to attend.
Harmony Presbytery will meet with the
Bishopville Presbyterian Church, the delibera?
tions commencing oa April 6th.
Dr. Beatty will preach at Hebron Chnrcb
DuBose'e X Roads, on n?xt Sunday afternoon.
During the month of 2? ay the Baptists of
this city will celebrate the Centennial of the
beginning of Modem Missionary Work, by a
special service continuing one week. Several
prominent divines, including Dr. Dargan, of
Charleston, will assist the >astor.
A letter announcing services at the Wedge?
field Presbyterian Church last Sunday was
received too late for publication in last issue.
The "Grand Democratic rally for municipal
purposes" on last Friday night came to naught
and there was a badly disappointed crowd of
people at the Court House who expected some
There was talk of a caucus to consult over
the municipal muddle, but it bas not been
held yet as far as can be learned. It was
proposed to ask both Capt. Pierson and Dr.
i Mood to withdraw and nnite on some third
The race for Mayor will be between Dr.
flood and Capt. Pierson, with an open race for
Col. Demarees3 Temperance Lec?
Gol. T. B. Demaree, State Lecturer of the
Independent Order Good Templars, will lec?
ture in this city on next Wednesday evening,
April 6th ; at Mayesville on Thursday eve?
ning 7th, yrox., and Bishopville, Friday eve?
ning 3th, prox.
The reputation of Col. Demaree as aa elo?
quent and convincing speaker is not confined
to South Carolina ; wherever be has lectured
be has delighted his audiences, and the seve?
ral communities in this County in which be
will lecture can congratulate themselves.
Democratic Club Enrollment.
A meeting of the Sumter Democratic Club
was held in the Court Honse on last Friday
night for the purpose of enrolling the mem?
bers of the club. About 375 or 400 names
were placed on ibe rolls.
A committee consisting of two from each
ward was appointed to complete the enroll?
ment of the club membership. The commit?
tee appointed was as follows :
Ward 1-L. I. Parrott and H. F. Wilson.
Ward 2-S. C. Baker and E. F. Millier.
Ward 3-J. D. Graham and Altamont
Ward 4-M. C. Kavanangh and R. T Carr.
The Wallace Belief Fund.
Mr. BUtor: On behalf of the Relief Club
for the benefit of W. M. Wallace and family,
I respectfully report the receipt of the follow?
ing contributions :
G. W. Reardon, 50c.
D. H. Wadsworth, 50c.
Mr Bribe, 50c.
J. D. Craig, 50c.
Boltman A Bro., $2.
W. F. Rb am e. 50c.
W. M. Graham, $1.
Col. R. D. Lee, $2.
Mrs. Dr. G. W. Dick for milk, Ac.
Dr. J. F. W. DeLorme, rebate on medicine.
Mr. Wallace continue? to improve, and for
himself and family returns grateful thanks to
the kind citizens of Sumter for the aid thus
rendered, J. A RENHO,
Sec. A Treas. R. Club.
Sumter, S. C., March 30, 1892.
The Irving Society of tbe Sumter Institute
has issued invitations to a Public Meeting on
tomorrow, Thursday evening. The follow?
ing program will be rendered.
I. Piano Duett, Verdi-Misses Kate
DeLorme and Jessie Moise.
! 2. Fern Folk.
3. Vocal 8olo-"0h I Promise Mt," De
Koven-Miss Edna Hare.
4. -Essay.-Miss Nina Moise.
5. Piano Solo-(a) Song without words,
No. 30, Mendelsohn. (5) Valse, Op. 70,
Chopin-M i as Bessie Pittman.
6. French Dialogue-Misses Mary Miller
7. Recitation -(a) The Story of Some
Bells: (6) Mammy's LiT Boy-Miss Lela
8. Vocal Duett-"Autumn" Mendelsohn
Misses Sd BB Hare and Helen McLaurin.
9. M ally.-Miss Jessie Moise.
10. Vocal Solo.-Miss Helen McLaurin.
II. Pantomime-The Faithful Soul.-Miss
LADIES Or ATHENS.
. Xanthippe, wife of Socrates-Miss Lily
Aspasia, wife of Pericles-Miss May Ervin.
Sappho-Poetess-M?3S Nina Moise.
Damophila-Poetess-Miss Edna Hare.
Nico8trata, wife ot Sophocles-Miss Annie
Pbileria wife of Xenophon-Miss Maggie
Cleobiila, sister of Demosthenes-Miss
Serena fine milk cows for sale at the Cen?
tral Market, next to Brown A Chandler.
Medal Elocutionary Contest.
On or about April 19th there will beheld
tn this c ty a "Medal Elocutionary Contest,"
under the auspices of the Good Templar or?
ganization of Sooner. There will be pre?
sented to the successful competitor a beautiful
silver modal. Eighteen persons have already
signified their desire to participate. This
would be too many to enter one class, so the
committee in charge have decided to hold
three separate contests so as to afford au op?
portunity to all who so desire to coter the
contest. One week will elapse between eacb
contest, nod after three medals have been won
tbe three successful competitors will be enti?
tled to contest for a "Grand Silver Medal."
Thia will be tbe fourth and last contest, and
the person winning this medal will have rea?
son to be proud. Tbe committee will endeav?
or te vary tbe program by having some of the
musicians of the city to lend their aid. An
admission fee of lo cents will be charged on
these occasions. Further pat Oculars will be
given next week.
MAYESVTLLB. S. C., March 27, 1892.
Between two and three A. M. this (Sun?
day) morning burglars entered the store of
Mr. A. A. Strauss in this town, and attempt?
ed to rob his'safe. They entered the store
by forcing the side door from its binges.
After drilling the safe door, they used dyna?
mite to force it open. After one explosion,
tl ?8 supposed that they were frightened off
by some ?nknewn eause. Tbey evidently
??ft hastily, as their tools, and the lamp they
were using, were found this morning near
the safe. The tools were regular burglar
ones, and it is supposed ?bat there were two
persons engaged io the burglary. Tb? bur?
glary was not discovered until this morning,
when Mr. Strauss found the store broken
open Lookout for them, it is supposed they
went towards Sumter. SCUBA.
If you want your orders for Meat, Ac,
filled promptly go to Central Market next to
Blown A Chandler'*-.
THE tfOM???EES-WHO THEY
John C. Sheppard, of Edgefleld, has be*s
prominently before the people of the State by
reason of bis ability, since the campaign of
1876 in which h? was a leading spirit. He is
42 years old and is in the full vigor of life,
teen ul ly and physically. Be tea lawyer by
profession and enjoys a remunerative practice.
He was a member of the Wallace House and
at the next session of the Legislature was
elected Speaker of the House. He was nom?
inated and elected Lieutenant Governor in
! 1882 and again in 1884. When Governor
i Thompson resigned he succeeded bim and
Siled out the term, and his administration
was marked by ability. He was nominated
in 1886 to succeed himself, but was defeated
by John Peter Richardson. Since tLat time
Col. Sheppard bas devoted himself to private
pursuits and bas taken little or no part in
politics. In this case, as he himself has said,
the office sought bim and not be the office.
James L. Orr, of Greenville, is another one
of the '76 democrats who bore bis part brave?
ly in the trying times and did much to restore
order and prosperity to the State. When law
and order was restored and the State no lon?
ger had urgent need of bis time and talents,
be retired to private life and began the work
of building up his private fortunes and devel?
oping the industrial wealth of the State. He
is now the head of the Piedmont Cotton Mills,
the largest and most prosperous in South
Carolina. Now that the State is in a critical
condition and needs the services of ber true
sons, be is again ready to devote his time and
talent to restoriog peace and prosperity
throughout ber borders.
Lawrence W. Youmans, of Barnwell, nom?
inee for Secretary of State, is a sterling dem?
ocrat, an eloquent speaker, of strong and
honest convictions and with tbe courage to
maintain them, he will carry conviction to bis
bearers when he addresses them from the
stump. He is a man of fine natural ability,
developed and re-inforced by education and
study. He is in every way fitted to fill the
office and will if elected, do so worthily.
W. Perry Murphy, of Colleton, nominee
for Attorney-General, is known throughout
the lower section of the State as one of the
ablest lawyers and most successful solicitors
ever in that district. His success as a prose?
cutor is regarded as little short of marvelous,
and he bas made himself a terror to evil
doers. He will make Tillman and his follow?
ers tremble when be meets them face to face
in presence of the people.
E R. Mciver, of Darlington, nominee for
Treasurer, is a farmer and bas been a promi?
nent member of the State Agricultural and
Mechanical Society for years and bas always
taken a leading p*ri in all movements to im?
prove tbe condition of the farming interests.
He is a farmer and owns several plantations
in Darlington County. He was Treasurer
during the latter part of tbe Richardson ad?
ministration, being elected to that office at the
death of Treasurer Bamberg. His ability is
too well known to need words of commenda?
tion from any one
J. B. Humbert, of Laurens, nominee for
Comptroller, General, like Col. Mciver is a
farmer by occupation and is a prominent and
influential member of the State Agricultural
Society. He i3 a successful farmer, and
makes a good living out ot his farm.
D. W. Hoitt, of Anderson, nominee for
Superintendent of Education, is a Baptist
minister in regular standing. He was a mem?
ber of the March Convention of 1890 and has
always been in thorough accord with the spir?
it of the Farmers' movement, but an opponent
of Tillmanism. He believes in universal edu?
cation and would have the State pursue such
a policy towards the schools that every child
could obtain a good education. He is elo?
quent and earnest and will make a forcible
impression when be goes before the people
during the canvass.
Woodward W. Dixon, of York, nominee
for Adjutant and Inspector General, is a
young man belonging to the generation that
has grown up since the war. He is a self
made man, being a graduate of the Citadel.
He is at present teaching in Rock Hill. By
education and natural aptitude he is well
qualified for the position.
Notice of the dissolution of the firm of
Epperson & Co., Livery Stable keepers is
published in this paper. R F. Epperson
retires from the firm and the business will be
continued Mr. H. Barby It is needless to
say that Mr. H irby will conduct the business
in tbe best style and will give satisfaction to
bis patrons. He succeeds in everything he
undertakes and does nothing without doing
Irby as a "Bamboozler."
GBBBKVILLE, S. C., March 28.-A few days
ago Senator Irby published a card in the
Lauren8ville Herald, stating that last spring
lie had urged the Alliance to patronize the
Laurens bank. To bis surprise, be says, be
finds that the banks are forgetful of past pat?
ronage, and are now extorting the last cent
that common decency will allow-out of the
farmers. He concludes by saying that two
weeks ago be gave the bank notice that be
would sell his stock, as he did not want to
give his enemies a chance to charge him with
being a party to what he conceives to be a
This, no doubt, sounds well to farmers,
who do not know every thing that goes on.
It is stated here, on splendid authority, that
Senator Irby never owned any stock in the
bank. It is said that he subscribed to eight
shares last year, and gave his note for about
$1,000 He did not pay the note when it fell
due, and the shares were sold some time ago
to pay the note, and are now in the hands of
three different persons, whose names ate
known. This is the way, it is said, he gave
notice of his intention to sell the stock.
Senator Irby's card amuses those who
know the real facts.-The State.
The Cosmopolitan for April.
With the April number, the Cosmopolitan
completes its twelfth vol?me io a manner
worthy the wide and jjrowine popularity of
this magazine. The Cosmopolitan is the most
superbly illustrated of tbe monthlies and the
pictorial embellishment of the April nnmber is
rather above the average. The leading article
is on "Genoa-the home of Columbus,''
written by Murat Halstead who recently visit?
ed the city, and illustrated from photographs
of ail the principal relics of the great naviga?
tor which remain io Genoa. "A romance of
old 8hoe8'' by Miss Elsie Anderson de Wolf
exhibits tbe best of the remarkable historical
collection at Cluny. "Torpedoes in Coast
Defence" is the title of a timely paper by
Lieut. A. M. D'Armit of the ?. S. Army
with photographs and drawings by J. 0. Da?
vidson. Wallace Wood treats of "Homes of
the Renaissance' in an illustrated paper, and
William H. Ricleing, is the author of a de?
lightfully written and profusely illustrated
article on "The Crew of a Transatlantic
Liner." "The Marriage of American Women
to German Noblemen" is discussed by Eliza?
beth Von Wedel, an American who is now
the wife of a titled subject of the Kaiser.
Other papers are "The Theater of To-day"
by Cora Maynard: "Two English Men of Let?
ter*" by Brander Matthews; "All Sorts and
Conditions of Men" by Edward Everett Hale;
"A Living Opal" by Ernest Ingersoll, and
"Count Leon Tolstoi," a description of the
family lite of the great Russian novelist and
reformer by a friend of his family. Beside all
these, attractions, the April Cosmopolitan is
rich in action and poetry. "The Rancho of
Heavenly Rest" isa vigorous sketch of the
southwest, full of action and locnl color. Its
writer is Forbes Heermans, the author of
"Thirteen" and more storiep. The illustra?
tions are by Irving R. Wiles. "Princess
RatazanofF" by Casimir M. Podgorski, isa
characteristic tale of Russian Court-life in the
days of the Czar Paul I. Frederic Remington
bas illustrated delightfully 'The Rustic
Dance," a poem by Irving Bachelier, and
other verses have been written fo? this number
by George Macdonald, Katherine Lee Bates, j
Charlotte L. Seaver and Sarah M. B. Piatt. j
Letter From 3D. W. Dabbs.
AN?IISTOI?, ALA., March 17, 1S92.
Pear Watchman and Soulhron:
My long delay in writing to yo? is" due
partly to a desire to be able to give correct
impressions, and partly for lack ot time. I
reached this place about the 22d of January,
add after a week of looking around secured,
by the aid of an influential business friend, a
position with the Woodstock Iron Company,
at their big Coke Furnace on the Western
edge of the city. But even with ray friend's
influence, I found that it would be weeks
before I would get anything to do, if I waited
on the job promised me. So on the morning
of the first of February at 6.30 o'clock I
shouldered a pick, and went into an ore bed.
But my experience lG digging ore is limited to
four hours When ? was placed io a better po?
sition than the one that bad been promised
me: receiving, Weighing and keeping a rpcord
of the cars of ore, limestone, coke, etc., de?
livered atibe furnace, and directing their un?
After five weeks there, I was transferred to
the charcoal furnace, and put io charge of fhe
ore inspecting and weighing department. We
receive here a greater variety of ores, and it
takes a nicer discrimination as only certain
kinds cao be used. I had no idea, I had
learned enough about ore, but so far I am
getting on O. K.
Talk about hard work and dirty work 1
Farming even on poor land is an Edeo com?
pared with the iron business. From the Gen?
eral Manager on dowe to the poor fellows who
dig ore at seventy-five cents per ton of 2268
pounds, delivered, there is not an easy place.
Even the men in the office are on a strain all
I thought there was a prospect of hard
times at home, but if one wants to see actual
destitution Itt him go into one of the mining
camp? around here, then be will know what
The boom of several years ago is the cause
of the suffering of to-day. Industries have
been mismanaged, and bad to shut down
throwing thousands out of employment. It
is said that 2,000 people have left here in the
past year, and that there are 2,000 more
without any regular employment. In five
weeks I turned away 150 to 200 men, some
of them nice looking white men who wanted
to do anything. And today I have seen
dozens of men working right along in a
drenching Northwest rain. Refusal, or even
shirking, meant discharge-aod a dozen men
to take his place. Stopping to eat duriag
work hours, means instant discharge. I
would like to see some of the colored people
who grumble at fifty cents per day, and idle
away as much time as they can, try it here at
90 cents, from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m. with one
hour for dinner-lost time being charged tor
at three times the time lost.
The biggest enterprise here, The United
States Rolling ^Stock Company's Car Work?,
is in the bands of a receiver, and has shut
down, throwing out of employment 900 men,
and cutting off a semi-monthly pay roll of
($30,000) thirty thousand dollars. The next
concern is the W. I. Co's Furnaces, with a
semi-monthly pay roll of five thousand dol?
lars, and with the Pipe Works, and a big
Cotton Factory is the life of the place just
now. But a reaction is bound to come. Ar?
niston is too well located with three big Rail?
road systems centering here, and inexhausti?
ble resources in ore, limestone and charcoal
not to be a thriving city in the near future.
The eastero portion of the city is very
prettily laid out at the foot of Chocolocco
Mountain, and has numbers of handsome
dwellings, and several fine churches, and a
magnificent female institute. ,
Rev. Donald McQueen, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, came here at the same
time I did. He made a fine impression, and
is greatly beloved by bis people.
I have met other South Carolinians, among
them Dr. Brown, of Mars Bluff, the leading
dentist here, and Mr Quinn, who was train
dispatcher of C S. & N. R. R. wheo it was
first built to Sumter.
I must close for I have written you too
long a letter when your space is crowded
with politics. But before closing pardon me
for a piece of advice to any one contem?
plating leaving Sumter : If you are making
a fair living stay at home and use all your
energy to build up home industry ; if on the
farm, make your farm self-sustaining, and
you will live better, and enjoy life more io
Sumter than here. With best wishes, yours
truly, E. W. DABBS.
Speaker Crisp probably wishes as
sincerely as any man in or ont of Con?
gress that the Bland free coinage bill
bad been finally disposed of last week,
and that there were some honorable way
of escaping a renewal of the fight this
week. Bat there isn't. Nothing will
satisfy either side but a decisive victory.
Mr. Crisp's position in the fight, last
week, was anything bat pleasant to him.
Although it had been some time ago
decided than the free coiuage of silver
should not be made a party measure, he
found himself confronted by a majority
of the democrats io the House, together
with eleven republicans and the Alli
ance members; who favored free coinage,
and a strong minority of democrats and
seven-eighths of the republicans, among
whom were some of the ablest and most
experienced parliamentarians in the
House, who were opposed to it. That
the Speaker, who has always been in
favor of the free coinage of silver, found
the role of presiding officer a trying and
difficult one to fill, to his own satisfac?
tion, to say nothing of others, is not
strange ; and it is greatly to bis credit
that no serious fault was found with his
This week be will hare it all to go
through with again, as the committee
on Knies will report another special
rale, calling up the silver bill, and ii is
expected, catting off debate and fili?
bustering of all sorts. It is probable
that the contest over the adoption of
this role will be as bitter and exciting
as were any of the fights in Czar Reed's
billion dollar Congress, and its result
appears to be in doubt. Since la*t
week's surprise the prophets are all
laying low and "sawing wood."
The ont of town engagements made
by the sub-committees of the committee
on the World's Fair and oo Manufac?
tures, of the House, are off, until the
silver bill shall be finally disposed of by
The House Census committee has
invited Gen Francis A. Walker to tell
what be thinks of the propisition for es?
tablishing a permanent Census Bureau.
? Mr. Harrison has approved in a
special message the bill appropriating
1100,000 for the G. A. R. encampment
in this city, next September, but there
is a good deal of opposition to the bill,
on constitutional grounds It is held
that if it be proper for the general
Government to appropriate money for
the entertainment of a national gather?
ing of the members of one non-official
organization, it will be the same for all
Representative and Senator-elect
Mills will not Uke bis seat io the Senate
until the free coinage bill and the free
wool bill are both finally disposed of by
Certain friends of Mr. Harrison have
been making an effort to make an
alliance, offensive and defensive, with
Secretary Rusk, to whom they have
offered the second place on the ticket
with Mr. Harrison, but Secretary Rusk,
while personally i u favor of the renom?
ination of Mr. Harrison, hesitates to do
anything that might prevent bis accept?
ing the nomination himself, should it be
discovered that the convention was not
favorably disposed towards Mr. Harri?
son. Besides Mr. Rusk has been re
auested by prominent republicans of his
?tate to keep himself free from any
entangling alliances with any other
candidate, in order to give them a
chance to work his nomination.
The Senate ii going through another
violont attack of thc newspaper f..vcr,
and is pretending ta be very much
interested in di.>coveriug by what
underhanded methods the wicked cor?
respondents get tbe full details of every?
thing done in executive sessions,
whereas every schoolboy in Washiogfon
knows that it is the Senators themselves
who furnish the correspondents with the
news. The special occasion of this
attack was the publication of what the
Senators said io executive session about
the arbitration treaty, which they hate
informally concluded to ratify, but are
as yet undecided whether to make a
renewal of the modus vivendi a erudition
of its going into effect. They will
decide this week.
There is a curious story going around
concerning Mr. Harrison and Mr.
Blaine. It says that Mr. Blaine attend?
ed the last cabinet meeting, and there
for the first time learned the full extent
of Mr. Harrison's management of the
Behrings' Sea business, and fhE.twben
asked to give his advice he deliaed to do
so, saying in effect that he preferred
having nothiog to do with it.
It is denied at the Navy department
that any orders have been issued con?
cerning the policing of Behrings* Sea,
but it is weil known that there are not
enough revenue cutters in the Pacific to
do the work, and that naval vessels will
have to help if it is to be done. .
Asbestus and India Rubber.
The use of asbestus in connection with
India rubber is now practiced in various
directions, Asbestus and india ;mbber
woven sheeting, for instance, consists of
asbestus woven cloth, coated on both
sides with india rubber and then vul?
canized. It is used as a substitute for
the asbestus millboard for packing for
steam joints and in other situations
whare it is desired to resist both heat
and moisture, while affording a high
degree of elasticity.
Asbestus and india rubber woven
washers are also made, and asbestus
and india rubber woven tape, for mak?
ing steam and water joints.-India Rub?
If you've got a pain or ache or a bruise,
Salvation Oil will reach the case instantly.
Price 25 cents
Attention Voter3.-By resolution passed
by our Legislature, all good citizens are
requested to use Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup and
recommend same as the people's remedy for
coughs, colds, etc. 25 cts.
Bright Yellow Silky Tobacco.
[From the Pioneer Tobacco Farmer of S. C.]
OFFICE OF F. M. RODGERS, JR.,
FLOBBNCB, S. C., Jan. 18, 1892.
Quinnipiac Company: I used your "Pine
Island" Fertilizer on my Tobacco crop last
year, and can say that the results were all
that could be expected. I have never used a
fertilizer that the results were better. lean
heartily recommend it to all tobacco growers
as a first-class fertilizer for growing fine
tobacco. I shall use it this year.
F. Al. RODGERS, Ja.
For sale by Browns A Purdy.
We authorize our advertised druggist to sell
Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption,
Coughs and Colds, upon this condition. If you
are afflicted with a Cough. Cold or any Lung.
Throat or Chest trouble, and will use this rem?
edy as directed, giving it a fair trial, ?nd expe
rience no benefit, y?u may return the bottle and
have your money refunded. We could not
make this oiler did we not know that Dr. King's
New Discovery conld be relied on. It never
disappoints. Trials bottles free at J. F. W.
De Lor m e's Drug Store. Large bottles 50c.
and $1.00. 1
We truly believe De Witt s Little Early
Risers to be the most natural, most effective,
most prompt and economical pill for bilious
hess, indigestion and inactive liver. J. S.
Hughson & Go.
The following ia a report af observations
of the weather taken at Statetrrrrg. by Dr. W.
W. Anderson, for the week etfdrng March 27,
c .j -? ~ \ Condition
* P M c .2 -5
^ ZZ \ ZZ g ca j _
21! 50 8 63.1! 38 8| E 0 MCleaf.
22? 55.5 67.5; 39.3j S-B O.O? Fair.
23 63 5 71.8) 54 5,S-W8W 0 00 Clondv.
24| 54 4 64. I 51. SW-N 0.81 Cloudy.
25 48 2 51. I 46.4 E 0 80 Cloudv.
26j 52 2 55 P1 46 5 E-N 8 1.06 Cloudy.
27] 51 fr 61 !. 49. i W 0.12 Clear.
Thunderstorm between 1 and 2 oclock a. m.
27th. Mean time.
Weekly mnge of temperature 33.
Greatest daily ranee 28 2, on the 22d.
Lea3t daily range 4 6, on the 25th.
The Easter Hop will he given about the
middle of April, and now is the time to pre?
pare for it. Dancing leneons every Wednes?
day and Thursday nights at Armory Hall
All Fancy Dances taoght. Terms $5 00 for
12 lessons, or 50c. per lisson. For further
particulars apply to R. F. Jackson, at Levi
A Million Friends.
A friend in need is a friend indeed, and 3ot
less than one million people have found just
such a friend in Dr. King's New Discovery
for Coughs, and Colds.-If you have never
used this Great Cough Medicine, one trial
will convince you that it has wonderful
curative powers in all diseases of Throat,
Chest and Lungs. Each bottle is guaranteed
to do all that is claimed or money will be
refunded. Trial bottles free at J. F. W.
DeLorme's Drug store. Large bottles 50c.
and $1 00
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
Passenger daily except Sunday-Arrives
from Wade8boro 9 20 a. m. ; Leaves for
Wadesboro 7.30 p. m.
Passenger daily-Arrives from Charleston
9.40 a. m.; Arrives at Columbia 10 55 a. m.;
Arrives from Columbia 7.25 p. m.; Arrives at
Charleston 10.30 p. m.
Passenger daily-Arrives from Florence
4.35 a. m.; Arrives at Columbia 6 15 a. m:
Arrives from Columbia 12.04 a. m.; Arrives at
Florence 1.15 a. m.
Accommodation freight- Arrives from
Florence 10.20 a. m.; Arrives at Remini ll 59
a. m.; Leaves Remini 12.30 p. m.; Leaves for
Florence 2.10 p. m.
Accommodation freight - Leaves for Lanes
8.30 a. m.; Arrives from Lanes 5 20 p. m.
CHARLESTON, SUMTER A NORTHERN
Passenger daily except Sunday-Arrives
from Charleston 10.12 a. m ; Leaves for
Bennett8ville 10.15 a. m.; Arrives from Ben
nettsville 6.43 p. m ; Leaves for Charleston
6.45 p. m.
Accommodation freight - Arrives from
Pregnalis 10 45 a. m.; Leaves for Bennetts
ville 11.30 a. m ; Arrives from Bennettsville
12.50 p. m.; Leaves forPregnalls 1.45 p. m.
SUMTES, S. C., Mch. 30, 1892.
COTTOX-Receipts for week ending March
30, about 100 bales. Following are the
quotations: Low Middling 5| ; Middling
6. Market quiet.
GROCERIES-The following wholesale quo?
tations are furnished us by one of the largest
establishments in this city, and which does a
large wholesale business.
Bacon-D. S. C. R. Sides
Hams No. 2
J? J? j
" Stan'd Granulated
? ? C.
Flour according to grade$4.75@$6.00
CHARLESTON, S. C., Mch. 29, 1892.
COTTON.-Market quiet. Low Middling
6|; Middling 6} ; Good Middling 6|.
CALL FOR BEMOCRAT?C CC.
PURSUANT TO ORDKR OF TH? State \
Democratic Executive Committee, and
ny order of the County Democratic Executive
Committee, there will be a Convention of the
Democratic party of Sumter County, in the
City of Sumter, on the first Mouday, the
2nd day of May, next, for the purpose of
re-organizing the Democratic party of Sumter
County ; electing a new County Executive
Cbmnrtttee ;< electing delegates to the State
Democratic Convention, and to transact such ;
other busiri?ss as may properly come before it j
under the Constitution.
The Democratic Clubs of Sumter County 1
will dfeet at their usual places ol meeting oo !
Saturday, the ?th day c April, next, for the r
purpose o! re-organizing said clubs and elect?
ing delegates to the County Convention. \
The representation of ea Ch club in the r
County Convention shall be one for every
twenty-five members and one delegate for ,
a majority fraction thereof.
No club that was organized, or formed
after the ?2fth day of Aorgrnst, 1890, by the
division of an old club,- of Otherwise, shall be
D'. E KEELS
E. M. PITTS, County Chairman.
Secretary._ _ _ !
THE BOOKS FOR REGISTRATION to
vote at the Municipal Election to be j
held APRIL 12, 1892, will be opened at the ?
Clerk and Treasurer's office on March 14,
1892, far fifteen days, between the hours of
nine A. M. and fix P. M.
W. ALSTON PRINGLE, JR.,
Clerk and Treasurer.
Sumter, March 2, 1852.
Estate of George L Ring man,
ALL PERSONS HOLDING CLAIMS
against said Estate will present the
same, duly attested, and all persons in any
way indebted to said Estate, will make pay?
ment without delav to
CHAS. W. KINGMAN,
?cb. 16, 1832.-3t. Qaalified Executor.
Estate of Elias Chandler, Dec'd*
IWILL APPLY to the Judge of Probate of
Sumter County on April 9th, 1892, for a
final discharge as Administrator of aforesaid
Estate. SAM'L R. CHANDLER,
Mch. 9-4t. Administrator.
THE REGULAR EXAMINATION OF
Applicants to teach in the public
schools of this County will be held on
FRIDAY, the 1st day of APRIL, 1892.
Eor white teachers, ?B the New Granded
school building. For colored teachers in the
Lincoln School Building.
Hours from 9 A. M. to 4 P M.
JOHN T. GREEN,
School Com. Sumter Co.
A Safe, Pleasant Cure for all diseases of the
LIVER, KIDNEYS, BLADDER AND
FOR SALE BY
DB A. J. CHINA, and
DR. J. F. W. DELORME.
PAUL SIMPSON, Shipper,
Glenn Springs, S. C.
FREE TONTINE POLQUES,
BR WBOBL MTX
af 120 Broatey, ?tw Ter?u
MAT?JKIJSTG D?JKIN-G THE YEAR
EXAMPLE NO, t
J?JND Of POfcTCY,.
Ordinary ?/ife "Free ToRtio?.
No*, of Policy 0ff.82& Amt. $10,00*
Age*at ??sue 43*. Annual'premium, $350 50#>
Arm. paid to Co. during 20 years, $7<MO.0O<
Twenty years of protection
to the extent of $10,000 al?
Wm i Siffil ?fel li
1st. Surrender Po?iey and drarT
the cash value $9,703.30, (a
return of $138,40 for each
$100 paid to the Gompnny.)
2d. Take out a paid tip Policy
(payable at death) for $15r
000, and pay no more pre?
3d. DraT? the surplus (a cash
dividend of) $5,817.60, (over
four fifths of the money paid
to the Co.) and continue the
original Policy for $10,000,
in force by the payment of the
annual premiums $350.50
less annual dividends.
4th. Convert the surplus $5,
817.60 into paid up insurance
payable at death for $9.230,
and continue the original pol?
icy in force by the payment
of the same annual premiums,
less annual dividends.
By this last option the holder
of this policy can have his in?
surance increased to $19,230
without additional cost.
Certificates and other partic?
ulars furnished on application.
The "Twenty Payment Life"
Policies cost a little more, but
show much better results
TH0S. E. RICHARDSON,
SUMTER, S. C
1892. SPRING. 1892.
CORNER MAIN AND LIBERTY STREETS,
SUMTER, S. C.