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WEDNESDAY. APEIL 18, 1892.
Entered at the Post Qfije at Sumter, S
O.j as Second Class Matter.
R. S. Carson, Sheriff?Sales.
C. M. Beet?Machinery for Sa'e.
Packer & Bnltman?How to Bake a Ham.
Wants?School Books Lost. Brooch Lost.
Mr. Chas. Heiser is in the city.
Dr. W. H. Gilliland is in the city on basi
Urs. Var?a Catien, of Baltimore, is visiting
ber niece, Mrs. Chas. W. Kiogman.
Mrs. L. I. Parrott and children and Miss
Betty Cain will reach home this evening
Mr. C. A. Rogers, of Bisbopville, and
formerly a typo on the Eagle, was in the city
Colin C. Manning, E.;q , arrived in the city
from Waehingron on Monday. Mrs. Man
Bing did not accompany him.
Col. and Mrs T. V. Wal.-h have gone on a
visit to their daughter. Mrs. Ben. Cuttino,
Of Allenda?e, Barn weil County.
Mr. Phillip Ard, after a visit of several
weeks to his mother and friends has returned
10 his home, Sta ten Island, New Vork.
Dr. C. P. Osteen left Sumter on Friday
morning for the upper portion of Lancaster
Coantv, where be will locate and practice his
Mr. W. J. Elli?, who was at one time in
the botcher business here, and left hire
several years ago, returned to Sumter on
Tuesday to live.
The name of Miss Blanche Pate was inad
vertently omitted from the Roll of Honor of
the Graded School, which was handed in for
publication.' <* J * '
Tbe Republican County Convention will be
held io this city on Saturday 16ih instant.
Dicker k Bnltman, in their advertisemeat
tbe week give directions for baking a ham
and bow to prepare breakfast bacon k'&\&
Poet Master Reardon has been petitioned
to appoint Mr. E. I. Reardon assistent* post
master. Tbe petition was signed by a
nomber of business men.
Cadet A.. C. Baskin of the citadel Acad
emy bas a?nt- ne a handsomely printed copy
of tbe Preamble and Resolutions in reference
to tbe fire at tbe Citadel passed by the
Charleston City Council at a regular meeting
oa March 22nd.
Don't forget tbe date, April 20th 1892. So
be os time and make your engagements.
" Por Street Work.
Tbe'ditches on C?!hoon Street, Harby A ve
nue abd Republican Street, need attention at
once. The ditches are blocked, an?l the water
is stagnant. If the ditches are not attended
to at once sickness will result.
A Handsome Donation,
On the occasion of the celebration of the
Communion service in tbe Methodist Church
oa Sunday one week ago, a handsome new
communion service was nsed for the first
time. The tervire was donated to tbe church
by Mr. L. W. Folsom, and it was a surprise j
to every ote, as no one knew of it before
8amter Light Infantry Inspection.
Tbe Sumter Light Infanty will be inspected
is their Armory on tomorrow, Thursday, eve
aiug, at 8.30 o'clock. All members are urged
!o get themselves in readiness for this occa
sion. After inspection refreshments will be
Tbe mail coming in on Atlantic Coast
Line and Charleston, Sura*er and Northern
Railway evening trains will hereafter be
immediately distributed at the Post Office, so
that parties having key boxes can get their
mail at once Tbe general delivery will not,
however, be opened after the regular boor for
The 26 th
Is tbe date that has been fixed upon for the
first of tbe Medal Elocutionary Contests to be
bold in this city. Everybody reirember tbe
elate and on tbe evening of the 2 th be pre
sent and enjoy yourself. The names of the
get tiemen who will actas judges will be pub
lished next week.
A meeting of the Ladies1 Memorial Associa- j
t?os will be held on -Thursday evening, 21st j
instant, at 6 o'clock. A full attendance is
requested bs it is designed to make arrange- j
ments for tbe reception of tbe Memorial Ora
tor, Rev. Ellison Capers. D. D., of Columbia.
By order of the President,
Mark Reynolds, Sec.
The Cold Snap.
The cold snap on Saturday and Sunday
nights has seriously injured young vegetable
gardens and truck farms. The more hardy
vegetables will be thrown back and the crop
made a week or ten days later, and tbe tender
plants were killed and will have to be re
Sarly cotton which was just beginning to
get op has been cut off, but not injured
enough to necessitate replanting.
W. J. Dawsey of the Game Cock City
Market bad on exhibition Monday two of tbe
finest and fattest beef cattle ever in Sumter.
A steer weighing 1360 pounds gross, and 808
pounds net, was raised by Mr. Geddings of
Privateer, and a cow raised by Mr. Flud, of
?Stateburg. These cattle show that Sumter
County can produce as fine beeves as any
coa try under tbe sun and our people should
Taise more of them, instead of allowing hun
dreds of cattle to be brought from other
The New Converse College.
The work on Converse College is progressing
rapidly aed will be completed in time for
Tbe corner stooe will be laid on Thursday,
Apri! ttst, arkfc masonic cermomies by the
Grand Lodge of South Carolina. Grand
Master W. T. Bracco, of Abbeville will
?e freer the add rea * on behalf of the Masons.
.Hon David R Duncan, ?fSpar tan burg will
deliver tbe address of weleoaie.
Tbe addeees on the Laying of the Corner
fitooe ?p?R be delivered by Kon. Samuel
?MbbJg?g of Orangeburg.
C. S. & N. Machine Shops.
Tbe Advance oi a recect date contains tbe
"At areceotmeetteg, the ds<y Co? no i of
Sumter, received a petit too from the Charle?
te a, Sumter? Marcher? Railroad, asking for
the use of Green street ia order to remove
their large fertilizer ?hed from its present
setc&tioa to tbe sooflb eod of the same street.
Tbe ?e?ttoa was passed upon aod permission
greeted* La an interview with a promtnent
official of tbe C. S. & N. Road t??s eorning
tbe following facts were givea.
"Toe C. S. ? *T. Eai?road eootptcy have
At last decided to erect tbe aacbioe shops and
round bouse of the company in this city, and j
io order to basteo the estabiieh?tent of the
earn* they bave decided to move a large fer
tilizer shed from its present position to & oore
convenient situation and convert the same
?oto a building suitable to bold tbe machtnery
to be used at present. Other buildings will.
fe* added as soon as seeded. Tbe company '
will erect a new guano warehouse oa the
west aide of tbe freigkt dopet near tbe cotton
The Wallace Belief Fund
Mr. Editor: On bebaif of tbe Eelief Club j
for the benfitofW. M. Wallace and familj, j
I respectfully report ike receipt of ite tolla w-1
ing contributions: !
Cash, "O" $2.50
J. D. Craig 50c.
Ool. R M. Wallace $2 00
.Cash "G" $100. j
p. H. Wadswortb 25c. j
' H. Harby $2 }0
Mrs. O. H. Moses 75c.
H. M. Saodere Groceries
Cap?. J. Reid Groceries.
Mr. Wallace continues to improve, and for j
bimself end family saturas bis grateful ih*tnk? j
to tbe people of Sumter who have so kindly ;
aided c?m io this struggle. Contributions for
bis beba if will be still received. Very Re- :
Jjro A. Rbkno.
. ?, _ Sec. A Trear. R. Club.
Mr. Donald McQueen Fraser, son of Capt.
L. L. Fraser, of Mechanics vi lie, died on Satur
day April 9th, after a lingering illness of
several mouths duration, and was buried
on Sunday at Bepzibah church, a large
assemblage of tr?a relatives and numerous
friends being present at the sad ceremony.
He was 24 years of age, and had but just
begun the active and real career of life, having
but a few years ago graduated from tne
Citadel Academy. He was universally
esteemed wherever known and his friends
were numbered with the list of his ac
quHiutance; and his dea h is a cause of sorrow
to many not of the family circle
Mr. Thomas Stokes, a brother of Rev.
A J Stokes of the South Carolina Conference,
died at his home near Rowesvitle, ?rangetmrg
Count , March 26, 1892 Bro. Srokes was
about 72 years o?d, and had been a consistent
member of the Methodist Church for over 50
years ?Christian Advocate.
There will be Easter services in the Epis
copal Church at Stateburg next Sunday.
The "Three Hours Agony of our Most Hcly
Redeemer'' will be commemorated in the same
church next Friday (Good Friday) from 12
M. to 3 P. M.
The Rev. John Kershaw will officiate next
Sunday at the Easter Services in the Church
j of the Holy Comforter, Suinter. The hours
I of eerviceare 11 a. m. and 5 30 p. m. On
Good Friday, there will be, at ihe same
Church, the three hours service from 12 m. to
3 p m , in commemoration of the three hours
agony of Christ on the cross. As Easter
comes this year late enough for the gardens
and wild flowers to be levied on for tribute,
the floral decorations will probably be unu
sually elaborate and beautiful.
The ;Mayesville Presbyteriao Church will
be dedicated next Sunday, Rev. W.J. McKay,
D. D. will preach the dedicatory sermon.
Harmony Presbytery, by invitation, met
with the Bishopvi'lechurch atits recent session,
beginning on Wednesday tbe6th instaut and
concluding its deliberations on Friday even
ing. Elder . B. Fraser, Judge of the Third
District, was elected Moderator and presided
with that dignity characteristic of him. This
in the first instance in the history -f Harmony
Presbytery that a layman fi.led the position
of Moderator. Mr. W. J. DuRant was
elected Temporary Clerk.
The general routine business was transacted
during the meetings with despatch.
Rev. N. W. Edmunds, D. D. preached on
Wednesday night. Inclement weather pre
vented services on Thursday night. Rev. W.
J. McKay Oiled the pulpit on Friday night.
Messrs. J. Ashby Dick and Arthur J.
McCutcben presented themselves, and were
received by the Presbytery as candidates for
Mr D A Blackbourn, at present a student
in the Theological Seminary, Columbia was
licensed to preach.
Rev. J. E. Dunlap, of Indiantown, Wil
liamsburg county, was elected delegate to
the General Assembly which meets in Hot
Springs, Ark., and Mr. R. R. Briggs, of
The attendance was unusually large, 12
out of 14 ministers being present, and 23 out
of 31 churches were represented. The peo
ple of Bishopvi?e also displayed great ^ter
est in the deliberations of the body and Urge
congregations were present At ever., session.
The reports made were all of a flattering
character, showing an increased membership,
and a large increase in contributions
Communion Services were held on the Sab
I hath, Rev. James McDowell officiating.
j Result of the Municipal Election.
The election on yesterday passed off with
out event, save the usual amount of boister
ousness on the part of the colored population.
: Friends of the various candidates worked
I steadily all day aud it was to the efforts made
that the comparatively full vote obtaiued was
The election resulted as follows :
? For Mayor?B. G. Pierson 365; J. A.
For Aldermen?W. R. Delgar, 389; R.
Monagban 363 ; Geo. F. Epperson 360; .
Ryttenberg 354; Jno. Reid 326 ; Frank
O'Douneli 277; . K. DeLorme 262 ; Geo.
D. Shore 255.
Total vote cast 668; total white vote 294 ;
total colored vote 274. Total vote for Major
C?pt. Pierson and Mesers. Delgar, Mona
gban, Epperson aud Ryttenberg were accord
ingly declared elected.
In addition to the above vote, the follow
ing scattering votes were cast : A. White 3;
Bartow Walsh 3 ; R. W. Du Rant 3
The C. S. & N. R. R. will give special
round trip rales on the following occasions:
Meeting of Grand Council, Order of Red
Men, Charleston, S C, .April 12th, from
Sumter, S4 80; Darlington, $5 20. Good
from April 11th. to 17th
Meeting Grand Lodge K. of H., of South
Carolina, Columbia, S- C, April 20-21.
Tickets limited from April 19th to 23rd.
Meeting Y. M CA., of South Carolina,
Spartanburg. S. C , April 21-24. Tickets
limited from April 19th to 26th.
Meeting Bar Association of South Carolina,
Charleston, S. C. April 29th to May 3rd.
From Sumter, $4 80 ; Darlington, $5.20.
Tickets limited from April 27th to May 4tb.
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Conductor Joe James came down on Train
No. 10 on Monday, owing to Capt. Lucius
being too unwell to make the run. Sheriff E.
W. Johnson, of Florence, county transferred
from Train No. 58 to No 52 on Wednesday on
bis way to Columbia with another prisoner
belonging to the "Lew Scott" gaug, that
"worked" Florence some time ago. It was
very noticeable that there was no cuff buttons
in the cuffs worn by this "gent". Sheriff
Johnson tea young man, but seems to under
stand bis business.
Mr Archie Shaw, of the Wisacky Agency
on the Bishopville R R. gave the Coast Line
a call on Monday last.
The election and installation of the officers
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
Division No. 265 took place iu Floa-nce on
Sunday evening week ago.
The following are the officers for the endu
ing year; Chief Engineer, G A. Wilson;
First Engineer J. L. Meely ; Second Engineer
0. Bowser; First Assistant Engineer J. L.
Wyson ; Second Assistant Engineer J. R.
Temple; Third Assistant Engineer Thos.
Bissir, Jr. ; Guide, E. A. R*y ; Chaplain,
The Installation wa3 conducted by Past
, Chief J. L. Farmer, assisted by J. L. Ander
The program of the evening was a very
entertaining and instructive o::e. Addresses
and remarks were made as follows : Rev.
W. A. Guerry, "Onr Motto?Truth, Jus
tice, Sobriety and Morality." Rev. H, B.
Browne, 1 'Brotherly Love." Rev. J. H.
Dixon, "Christianity a Necessity." Rev. B.
G. Coviogtoo, "Sunday Rest." Dr. F. P.
Covington, "Advantages of Insurance."
A recitation by little WillL* Williamson,
son of the late Engineer Wiiiiaro?on, who lost
hits life in January last, was one of the closing
features of the exercises.
Conductor H. A. Wells, who has been run
ning on Xo 60 and 61 bas returned tohisSrst
loce, the freight train.
Conductor G. W. Gruber whn has been on
the sick list for the past year took charge of
the punch on So. 60 aud ?l on Wednesday
Bro. Sheppard of agency at Mayesville, hue
teen elected a warden at that place $5 or
10 d->y.% brother Sheppard.
No one can hypnotize those laige "Mogul"
engines on through freights No. 84 and 85.
Several of the A. C, L. boys have been put
through the "ho-doo^-ing.
IMS Spring, and time for the boys to take
off tfcose feeavy moustaches again.
Day operator R^asley epect Sunday in
Marion with his parente.
Several of the boy s are going over to attend
the dedication services in J? aves vi lie on next
Skilok, S.C., April 8, 1892. j
Dr. Whitehead has located here. He has !
just graduated in the Augusta Medica! Col- j
lege with the highest honors. We welcome
the new doctor and wish him much sccccees j
For the last two weeks, we hare been bar- |
ing exraordinarily good weather, and the j
farmers are making good use of their oppor
tunities. Several are thro-ugh planttug, and
all will soon be through.
Cur school is tu a very prosperous condi
tion, and we think it time to try to build up
a high school at Shiloh. Our commet e
mentwillbeon the 9th of June. The ser- 1
mon will be preached by R^r. J. Walter '
Keoney, of N. C. We anticipate a nice com
Delegates to the County Conven
The Dernocia'ic clubs cfthe count}- met and
reorganized oa Saturday the 9th. Club offi
cers, members of the Cuunty Executiv? Com
mittee, and delegates to the County Conven
lion wereelected. Reports from the following
cluhshave been received to the lime of going
Sumter Democratic Club:
President, Dr. S. C Baker; first vice pres
ident. W. H.Commander; second vice pres
ident^ R. T. Carr; corresponding secietary,
D- M. Graham; treasurer, Capf B. G.
Pierson; member Executive Coromittte,
Delegates?J. J. Bossard, J. R Phillips,
R. M. J+nkins. C. W. Chandler. J. D.
Graham, Altamont Moses, J. K. B.adford, B.
D. Mitchell, R A. Brand, E. W. Moise, W.
H. Commander, E. F. Larousseliere, B. K.
DeLorme, . Finn, Neill O'Donnell,
Jacob Brad well, N. G. Osteen, R. D Lee, H.
F. Wilson, J. D Blanding, J. W. Smith, M.
C. Kavanaugh, R. T. Carr, S. C Baker.
Alternates?John Reid, Marion ^oise, W.
H. Ingram, H. L. Darr, E. F Miller.
-Mechanics and Laborers Club?President,
E. T. Windham: vice president, I. V. Ken
nedy ; second vice president, I. B. Keels;
secretary, H. L. B. Wells; treasurer, T. R.
Hudnell ; nemt-er County Executive Commit
tee, John R. Keels.
Delegates?John R. Keels, E. T. Windara,
J. M. Wingate, R S Webb.
>Rafting Creek?Member Ex Com, A San
ders. Delegates? Sanders, W James.
^Providence No. 2?Member Ex Com, W D
Scarborough. Delegates?W D Scarbor
Hampton?Member Ex Com, Dr DuBose
Delegate -Dr H Y DuBose, H B Fraser.
L Farmers?Member Ex Com, E M Pitts.
Delegates?Pitts, Lee, Richardson, Dinkins.
/- Privateer?Member Ex Coro, F Mellett.
Delegates?Mellett, Cain, J G Tisdale, McD
?_M ay esville?Member Ex Com, W D Rhodes.
Delegates-A A Strauss, J H Wilson, F J
Mayes, J McBride.
/-Stateburg?Member Ex Com, Jno Ravenel.
Delegates?Jno Ravenel, DesSaussnre Bull,
W W Rees.
i. Wedgefield?Member Ex Com. Frean Mel
lett. Delegates?Jno C Singleton, Peter Mel
lett, J M Mose'.ey.
"-Mayesville No. 2?Delegates*?E M Cooper,
, Wells X Roads-Member Ex Com, WE
Lemmon. Delegates?Sheppard Nash, W E
Lemmon, J S Brown.
^-Manchester?Delegates?3, names not re
/ Bisbopville?Delegates?8, names not re
i Bisbopville Conservatives?Delegates?4,
li?mes not received.
High Hills?Member Ex Com, H R Thomas.
Delegates?Col J J Dargan, Dr MrLaurin.
Car'ers Crossing Club?President W
Crosswell ; Vice President, D Asbby Stuckey;
Sec. and Treas., L L Baker ; Member of Ex
Com , E Frank McCutchen. De'egates?WT
Crosswell, E Frank McCutchen, E J Atkin
son, F Dean, Thus R McCutchen. Alter
nates?G A Strothers, D A Atkinson
^Gaillards X Roads?President, J Wilson;
Member Ex Cora., C L Williamsou. Dele
gates?C L Williamson, E F Burrows, J
Wilson, C Colclough.
^Bandanna?Member Ex Com, J E DuPre.
Delegates?J E DuPre,-Gillis, Dr E J
t-Lycnburg? (Tillman)?Delegates?2 nnraes
?-Lynchburg?(Straightout )?Member Ex
Com, B F Joues. Delegates?B F Jones, E D
Magnolia?Delegates?2. names not in.
Salem?Member Ex Com, L C Mills. Del
egates?J ii Muidrow, G W McBride.
iJlt. Clio?Member Ex Com, A A Brearley.
Delegates?D H Cooper, A F Shaw, J J Mul
L.Providence No 1?Member Ex Com, Jno
Raffield. Delegates?Jno B Raffield, R W
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Carters Ciossing Democracy.
The following Resolutions were offered and
unanimously adopted by the Carters Crossing
Club at the regular meeting on Saturday and
ordered that the Sumter papers and Columbia
Register be quested to publish the same
Whereas, a body of men in this Stale have
banded themselves together, under the lead
ership of one John C. Sheppard, of Edge
6eld, with all the malice and prejudice that
they can carry in their hearts against the
farmers and laboring classes. In their fran
tic desperation they hope to overthrow the
best go*ernmeut that the State of South
Carolina has ever had since the old Colonial
days , Mid it is their hope to defeat and de
pose our present'gallant. Governor, because
he was the Moses that led the farmers out of
And be it further Resolved by every mem
ber of this Club that we now renew onr con
fidence in onr present farmer's Governor for
his great abilities as a Statesman, and for his
undaunted courage in dealing with his adver
saries, and that we intend to be counted
along with those true Democrats who are
determined to see B. R. Tillman made gover
nor of this State for a second term.
And further, that on the 4th day of next
November we are going to contribute our
full share towards relegating the aristocratic
banker, Shepp <rd, back to Edgefield, where
he can sit on bis stool of repe?tance, and be
come a wiser if not a better man.
L. L Baker, Secretary.
Ionia, S. C, April 6, 1892.
We are having fine Spring weather. It is
all that we could ask for. Notwithstanding
we had so much rain, during winter and early
Spring, we are well nigh up with our work.
Some of us are able to commence planting
cotton, though we do it very reluctantly, not
expecting to realize any profit therefrom;
nut necessity forces us to do so. It is a great
pity that our ind*pendent neighbors would
not be neighborly with those of us that are
compelled to plant cotton, and curtail their
crop. It would be of great benefit to them,
and I am sure it would help us who can't
help ourselves. I mean all over the cotton
States, those that are out of debt and have
plenty and could do very well if they were
not to make a pound of cotton. I know that
there are thousands of men who make a good
deal of cotton, if they would turn their farm
4his year into grain, and leave eff cotton en
tirely, it would be obliged to afivct the
market to some extent at least, and those very
men would be benefitted in the future, for
their expense this year would not be more
than half what it will be, with a cotton crop,
and their land would have one year's rest
from cotton. The price next year would
surely be better, and then with their barns
filled with grain, they could piani a cotton
crop. If I could make enough cotton one
year to run me two, I think that I would
plant cotton one, and grain the next. 1 ;hink
ih*t would be a splendid idea any how, if all
would practice it. But we are so much like
sheep, backed up by selfishness, that if one
leads into trouble all will follow suit. But
we have followed cotton until we have got
into the small end of the horn, and som-thing
will have to burst. 1 reckon it will be us, not
Well a word or two for our Governor, and
I am done, and the first thing, is I sincerely
hope he will get left this time. And I believe
if we can get a general primary that be will
be left. I heard two men that voted fur Till
man last election say that they would net do
so anvmore, and one said before he would
vote for Ti 11 u?a that he would not vote at
all. I say hurrah for him. Yours,
Bi8Horviu,r, S. C, April 11, 18S2.
Our little town now seems very quiet after
tbe adjournment of Harmor.y Presbytery that
met here lust week and was largely attended
by both preachers and ruling elders. Uur
entire comrouuity appeared to enj jy tbe meet
ing judging from their regular attendance and
united kindness und .hospitality.
The Bisbopville Conservative Democratic
Club met pursuant to orders from the County
Executive Committee, on Saturday last, re-or
ganized and elected the following officers:
John F. Kelley, President ; G 11. Reid and
\V. W. Kelley, Vice Presidents; > E
Durant, Sec ; R. E. Cirnes, Member Ex. Com
mit; e. This club is composed of 93 men.
A good many of them were, two years ago.
members o'f the old club?better known as the
TillmAn Club?they having withdrawn their
names and joined the Conservative club.
This shows positively that Tillman is notas
s?rong in this place as he was at the last elec
The Bisbopville club (Tillmanite) also met
and re-oiganized on Saturday. The follow
ing oiFcers were elected : W. A. James, Jr.,
President; J. P. Kilgore, Secretary. Eight
delectes the County Convention weie
elecied. The meeting was small, despite ener
getic ? fforts ou the part of the leader* to h ive,
a rousing Tillmau rc-organizaticu, aud bjre
no resemblance to the meetings of the last
I notice with regret that the committee ap
pointed to revise the clnb rolbj ?nd )"irge
them of spurious names, has done its woi k in
a very defective manner as will be seen oy the
following reasoning: six years ago when onr
county was well worked up, there weiea little
over 2.200 votee cast at the Primary Election,
that being the largest vote ever polled. Now
allowing 300 for increase of population, there
would t<e 2,500 votes, which according to the
present basis of representation would give us
just 100 niembers it> our County Convention ;
but.I notice in your issue of last week that
the Straightonts, as some of us are called,
have 59 and the Tillman faction has 7-1, thus
making an overplus of 30 delegates in the
convention that have no voters at home to be
represented by them. There is undoubtedly
something wrong here. As to which faction
is responsible for this I cannot say, possibly
tioth to someextent.
Our fa:mer friends are all busy at present
planting cotton with hopes of better prices
in the fall. There iaa decrease of at least ten
per cent, in the cotton acreage, and about
forty per cent, less fertilizers bought and
our crops are being made for about one-third
of the usual expense of previous years. All
of which taken into consideration, is calcu
lated to make the outlook for the future more
Although complaints of hard times are
heard on every side, yet there are more build
ings in course of erection than at any other J
time in the history of our village. This
makes us feel chat there is yet a bright future
for us, and that this may s?me day be the
biggest town (for it's size) in the State. C.
[The overplus of delegates referred to ae
having no voters at home to represent, are
really the delegates sent on the majority
fraction, so often present in the clubs. There
are now about 40 clubs in the county, and
supposing that each club sends a delegate on a
majority fraction of 13, there would be 40
delegates in the convention representing the
remainder of the 25, which the clubs do not
possess, but obtain representatives for. It
every club has a majority fraction of only 13
then the convention will represent 480 more
voters than are on the club rolls. If- the ma
jority fractions of the clubs should avtrage 18,
then the convention will represent 280 more
voters than are enrolled in the clubs.?Ed. j"
Dots From Rembert's
"Gol darn you, here I be." This is an ejac
ulation I heard from the stage one titn>, and
I feel very much like the feller who said it,
for "here I be," here I was the last time I
sent you any :??ws and here I'll be till, till?
well I reckon till Mr Sheriff comes around
and takes my poor little ox and my cart ; hut,
I won't try to cross that bridge uutil Iget
Clock Agents! Great June, Mr. Editor,
there Kfe??MBHBftM^fctfyi^ here, and the
u 11'IJjOlffi'^ 1 won't
he long^^roT^^^NrVa^BwHlBBHM^ 'n
the surrounding country anarr^ ???y1'^
ornamented with a clock. Now
you will be able to find out the corre
is another question. It is an impositi??
the public, for you can buy these clocks on"
al -st any terms and men who are receiving
ai <ces from your merchants, are buying
t .?e clocks. taking*all their loose change to
pay the first installment, never thinking of
where or how they will get the money to pay
future installments. Will you please tell me
hew we can ever hope to enjoy peace or pros
perity while such a state of things lasts. The
prices charged are simply scandalous, and
when we remember the cries of oppression be
cause the merchants charged a little interest
ou some articles we are compelled to have, and
compare their rate of iuterest with that of the
clock agents, we are forced to exclaim, "con
sistency thou art a jewel."
One night last week some unknown person
who must have imbibed too much of the stuff
called whisky, annoyed some of the inhabi
tants of this neighborhood very much and the
individual went so far as to drive up into a
private yard and almost into the piazza.
Now we would advise this miscreant to get
some person to go along with him and take
care of him, if he is so weakly he can't control
a 20-year old animal, and ne would wain him
not to repeat the same trick ag'in.
Everybody and everything in this country
is stirring around, and we hope none of the
politicians will come up this side, for we can't
stop to shake hands. We will be glad to see
them when the crops are laid by Yours,
T. K. A.
Price, Reed k Adams' circular for the week
ending April 8, says:
Compara ti vk Quotations?To-day 6.63(?)
6 65 ; same day ]a.?t week 6.40?b*|41 ; same
day last year 8 68@8 70.
The cotton market has shown decided
strength since our report of a week ago, the
net advance beicg 20 to 22 points from last^j
The week opened with the startling news of
the New Orleans fire, which caused an ad
vance of some 10 points, lost almost immedi
ately as more reliable news of the quantity of
cotton burnt was received. Since then the
chief point of interest has been the crop
movement We are able for the third week
in succession to report smaller receipts than
for the corresponding weeks of last year,
and we must confess, that our belief in a
crop of 9:000,000 or over has been rather
shaken by these figures. We still believe
that there is euough cotton in the country to
reach the above limit, but we will say can
didly that if we have light receipts two
weeks longer, we shall lower our crop esti
Ae illustrating the difficulty of arriving at
correct concit-mous, we copy the following
from recent circulars of Messrs. Atwood,
Violett k Co., of New Orleans.
Mount Plbasant, Txxab.?There is not
more than 5 per cent, of cr >p still to come
forward in Eastern Texas an i Northern Lou
isiana?crop prospects bad?outlook for large
crop gloomy?estimate of crop 8,850,000?
planting fully 20 per cent. l:ss than last year,
Navasota, Tkxas.?Cotton in farmers'
hands in Texas, 350.000 to 400.000, and no
telling how much in warehouse*?no decrease
in acreage?new laBd taken in ayain this
year?crop and prices of 92-93 will not be
reduced any more than wxe that of 91-92,
Marshall, Tkxas Little Cotton on band
?buyers all left and farm work much bebnd.
Raleigh, N. C. Lots of Cotton in the
country, and as for talk of reduction of acre
age, it is all humbug. There will be just as
much Cotton as la3t year.
These are samples of the conflicting news
that reaches us, and makes it difficult to Eorm
a correct idea of thesituation. On the whole,
and while a renewal of heavy receipts would
cause a fresh decline in prices, we would
rather advise purchases on any break of im
portance, relying on decreased acreage and
bad weather during the summer. The market
is very nervous and short sales would only be
advisable for very quick ti ros.
Spot Cotton. There has bein a good de
mand for Cotton this week un i certain grades
have br. ught J cent above q ?otatioas Our
principal ho.cUrs are utili retaining their
- ?--? mm -
We the undersigned Merchants of Sumter,
appreciating the past efforts of our employees
in our behalf, and desiring that they may
have some time during the Summer season,
do hereby agree to close our stores at 6 p. m ,
during the period from May 1st to September
the 1st, except or? Saturdays, when it shall bp
at the option of each firm to close when they
This agreement to go info effect provided
the signatures of all our merchants are
obtained, o'herwife to be of no effect.
REM BERT k MARSHALL.
DESCH A.VI PS BROS.
W. II. VATES.
O'DONNELL k CO.
J. RETTENBERG k SONS.
IN GM AN &Co
BELITZER k SPANN.
ALTA M ONT MOSES.
T. C SC AFFE.
M. F.. KENNEDY.
R. P MONAGHAN.
HEISER k WALSH.
R. W. DURANT k SON.
J D CRAIG.
BROWNS k PCRDY.
CROSS WELL k Co.
J. KRANK PATE.
BROWN k CHANDLER.
L W. JUVE.
B J. BARNETT.
W. B. BURNS.
CHANDLER k SHAW.
DUCK HR k B?LTM AN.
SUMTER BOOK k NOVELTY CO.
L. W. FOLSOM.
A A.STRAUSS * CO.
SCHWERIN * CO.
The following is a report of observations
of the weather takrn at S?a?eburg, by Dr. W.
W. Anderson, for the week ending April 10,
0 fto Cloiidv.
Weeklj rangt- ot temperature 45?
Greatest daily range 22 2, on the loth.
Lea*t daily range 10.3, on tbe 1st.
Thunder stoim evening of the 7th.
Poetical Pic mc Announcement.
Fun, Fun, Fun,
And music, dancing and glee.
Fun, Fun, Fun,
For everybody and me.
A Basket Pt> nie. will be on hand
At Eotaw Springs,
April 26th, by the band,
With plenty of ntre thing".
At 8 30 A. M. theC S. & ?.
Will run a train out.
Be on hand then and there
Or you'll be up the spout.
Girls and boys and cbaperones and things,
After picking bones,?and drinking Eu
Will returning Ipave Eutaw Springs
At six thirty P. M. of the clock,
Cards of candidates will be inserted in this
column until the Primary Election for $5.00
each. Terras strictly cash in ad vanee.
We be8 leave to present to the Democrats
of Sumter County fur re-election the name of
our present worthy incumbent Capt. E.
SCOTT CARSON. His fair and impartial
manner in office convinces us that wr could
not find a more suitable man to fill the
Sheriff s office. MANY DEMOCRATS.
To the Democratic Voters of Sumter County:
Permit us to present to you the name of
Maj. MARION SANDERS as a candidate for
the office of Sheriff. He poss?des in a high
degree the necessary qualifications for thiti
important office, and has been "weighed in
the balance, and not found wanting." We all
know how well he ?ischarged the duties of
this office when he held it in former years,
and as experience is the best teacher we are
the assurance ihat if elected,
be, as it always has been, his
ide the result of the Democratic
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
Passenger daily except Sunday?Arrives
from Wadesboro 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. ra ;
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 11.59
a. ra.; Leaves Reraini 12 30 p. m ; Leaves for
Florence 210 p. m.
Accommodation freight ? Leaves for Lanes
8 30 a. m.; Arrives from Lanps 5 20 p. m.
CHARLESTON, SUMTER & NORTHERN
Passenger daily except Sunday?Arrives
from Charleston 10 12 a. m ; Leaves for
BennettsvIUe 10 15 a. m.; Arrives from Ben
netteville 6 43 p. m ; Leaves for Charleston
6.45 p. m.
Accommodation freight ? Arrives from
Pregnalls 10.45 a m ; Leaves for Bennetts
ville II 30 a. m ; Arrive? from Bennettsville
12 50 p. m.; Leave* for Pregnalls 1.45 p. m.
J. RYTTENBERG & SONS,
A hundred pens could not tell of all the Choice N?veltje* of
both Foreign and Jomestic Manufacture we are dis
playing this season. We have never been so well fitted and
equipped for a season's business as at the present time.
Our efforts have always been directed to maintain the leadership,
Success and Supremacy
has crowned our efforts. Compare our goods with others and
you will not wonder at our marvelous asncces?,
Dress Goods Department,
We are showing all the new shades and colorioge in
Bcdfords, Cr?pons, Fancy Weaves, Silk Warp, Sublime Taffetas,
Grenadines, Glorias, China and India Silks, &c.
In White Goods and Wash Fabrics,
We show many exclusive styles confined to us in this market.
In Laces, Embroideries, Fans, Parasols,
Gloves and Hosiery, Ladies' Waists, &c..
We have everything that is new and stylish.
Our Shoe Department?
is one of the leading features of our business. We are sole
agents for some of the leading manufacturers' and no
matter what grade or style you want, we can please you.
WE HAVE IMPORTED AN
IMMENSE LINE OF MATTINGS
This season and are retailing same at Jobbers7 prices.
In our Clothing and Furnishing Department
We are phowing the finest line of Tailor Made Garments ever exhibited io this
market. The styles this season are very handsome and an inspection
of thin stock will tempt you to buy. All the nobby shapea and
Blocks in HATS. Ail our bats shaped for customers FREE.
- DON'T FAIL TO VISIT OUR
And supply yourself with all the choice goods to be had there.
IN OUR JOBBING- DEPARTMENT,
We are offering some extra inducements to buyers. All mail
orders will receive careful attention. Samples sent
J. RYTTENBERG k MS,
Cor. Main and Liberty Sts., Sumter, S. C.
New York Office 84 West Broadway.
FREE TONTINE POLICIES*
LIFE ASSURANCE SflGfflX
Of 120 Sacad-aray, Urs? York.
MATUESIfa t??KTS? TBK E
EXAMPLE NO, t
1T/5D ?9 POLICY,
Ordinary Ute "Free Toatioe.
?*e*. ef Policy 66,82fr. Amt. $10,000?,
Afre ft! restie 43. Annitr? j?rpaw'um, $350 50,
Arm. \^?? ?-r Ca during ftt je*rtr $7010.00',
Twenty years of protection
to the extent o? $10,000 ni*
Options of Setatf ?ffete? is
1st. Surrender Porky and draw
the cash value $$,703.30, (a
return of $138,40 for each
$100 ?xz?d to fite Compmtg.)
2d. Take out a paid trp Policy
(payable at death) for $15,
000, and pay no more pre
B?. Dranv 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 $10,000f
in force by the payment of the
annual premiums $350.50
less annual dividende.
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
THOS. E. RICHARDSON,
SUMTER, S. C
1892. SPRING. 1892.
CORNER MAIN ?ND LIBERTY STREETS,
SUITER, S. C.