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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 1894
Entered at the Pott Office at Sumter, S
C., at Second Clots Matter.
Jf. Sanders. Sheriff-Sales.
N. G. Oateeo-Press for Sale.
Want-Bank Stock for Sale.
P. P. Gaillard-House for Rent.
Estate of Jno. S. Law-Citation.
R..0. Purdy, Sec. and Treas -Notice.
W" M. Graham-Car Load Buggy Horses.
Gen. Jos B. Earle is in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wright, of Remberts,
are spending the week in the city.
- Miss Oh re Hoyt is borne again after a pleas?
ant visit io friends in Beu netts ville.
Col. Abe Ryttenberg ?od Capt. A. C.
Phelps speDt Sunday io Charleston.
Mr. Mike B. Gallagher has gone to Roanoke
Ya., where be wi!rengage in business.
M?as Lillie Devereux bas returned to St.
Joseph's Academy after a pleasant visit to ber
home in Charleston.
Mrs. Aba Levi ?od Mrs. A. Weinberg, of
Manning, and Miss Eiseman, of Spartan burg,
were in the city, Friday.
Miss Kittie Hogan, of Blythwood, who
has been visiting Mrs. Eugene Hogan, left
tbis morning for Greelejville.
Messrs. T. H. Clark. B. B. Beckham,
J. H. Barna, G. A. Lemmon and J. N. Brand
spent last Sunday in Camden.
The matey friends ot Mr. C- M. Hurst, jr.,
wili begferd to know1 that he is still improving
and will soon be himself again.
Mr. Irring Ryttenberg made a flaying trip
to Mayesville in 47 minutes, returning in 53,
accompanied by Mr. M ord ie Strauss.
. Mr. H. L. Scarborough, who bas been a
residen t of this city tor toe past year and a
half bas returned to his home near Provi?
Capt. J. N. Philips reached home from
Florida on Monday. The others who went to
Florida in the party, remained. Capt.
Philips bad the misfortune to lose one of bis
horses at Tances, Ferry, and he returned from
that place hy rail, leaving his driver to bring
the other team borne through the coon try.
L. W. Edwards, Esq., Attorney-at-Law, of
Wal ter boro, SC., bas removed to this city
for toe practice of bis profession. Oar older
citizens may remember bis father, John Ed?
wards, who spent several months here about
1856, and was one of toe company from Sum?
ter who went tc Kansas with Maj. John W.
Dargan during the political excitement just
before Kansas was admitted as a state.
Mr. E. P. Ricker was the first person to
invest in the City Hall bonds.
Dispensary Constable Pepper, of Charleston
fame was in the city yesterday.
All members of the K. of P. are requested
be present next Monday night.
The boys bad lots of sport the other night
watching Joe-learning to ride a bicycle.
Farmers having Beef Cattle or Pork Hogs
will do well to see Mr E. Hogan before
Mr. W. A. James has been appointed on
the Board of Control, vice R. M. Wilson
The Adjutant and Inspector General bas
appointed, April 3d for the inspection of the
Samter Light Infantry.
The Simonds National Bank will occupy
one of the stores nnder*tbe City Hall and R.
M. k L. W. Jenkins the other.
The hands in the Charleston, Sumter k
Northern R- shops have been put on
two third-time until February 1st.
The competitive examination will he held
to-morrow in the School Commissioner's
office, for applicaot8 fox Clemson College.
Capt. P. P. Gaillard assumed control of
the postoffice on Saturday last. There will
be no change in tbe assistants for the present.
Two dogs, supposed to be mad, were killed
in thia city on last Thursday. One by Mr.
Johnston White, and the ether by Mr. W. J.
j Last Sunday afternoon eleven members! of
toe Bicycle Club went to Wedgefield for a
spinn, making the trip io one hour and ten
minutes, returning on lae evening train.
Mr. Toki Tokada, the Japanese theological
student who was announced last week to
lecture at Tirzah Church last Su oday morn?
ing delivered a lecture in the Presbyterian
Church this city on Sunday evening.
John Kennedy, colored, a fireman on the
C.S. k. N. R. R. shot and killed William
Gary, also colored, at Pregnalls on Thursday
last. They became involved in a difficulty
and Gary fired the first shot, missing Kenne?
dy, who returned the fire with fatal effect.
Mr. J. S. Brown has been appointed
postmaster at Elliotts, vice Charles Haynes,
removed. Haynes served a sentence in jail
last year for illegally disposing of postage
stamps; bot was permitted, for some unex?
plained reason, to remain in charge of the
Messrs. Wylie McKaio and Sol Ryttenberg,
started on a hunting expedition oo their
bicycles, their destination being Rose Hill,
sixteen miles from here. At present writing
they have not been heard from, but as. both
are good riders, we feel assured that they are
Dr. J. A. Mood has been elected to deliver
the annual address before the Alumni Asso?
ciation of the Sooth Carolina Medical College
at the annual banquet and re-onion to be
held at the Charleston Hotel on commence?
ment day io March. Dr. Mood graduated in
the elass of 1879 from this College.
A box was discovered to be oo fire io
Ducker k Bukman's store oo Monday night,
in time to prevent a disastrous fire. The
fire originated in a box of sawdust used as
a cuspidore and bad spread to a trunk when
discovered. It is supposed that the fire
started from a cigar stomp thrown into the
box of sawdust. The damage was very slight.
A negro boy eight years old died in
this city on Sunday from the effects of
drinking dispensary whiskey. He found a
pint flask about half full of whiskey and
drank the greater part of it, giving the
remainder to two other boys. He got pretty
drank and died from the effects, the other
boys are none the worse. Dispensary liquor
The bicyclists of this city met on last
Thursday evening and reorganized the
Sumter Bicycle Club The attendance was
foll, and plans for the promotion
of the sport were discussed. It is
proposed that the ciob shall construct a first
class track, and have, perhaps, a base ball
park in connection with it. The following
officers were elected :
C. L. Martin-President.
R. H. Baker-Vice-president.
J. G. R- Wilder-Treasurer.
E. Alva Solomons-Captain.
Committee on By-Laws-I. A. Ryttenberg,
E. Alva Solomons and Pao I Kennedy.
Messrs. J. N. Brand, W. B. Bums, I.
Harby Moses, D. M. Blanding and H. W.
Hood were appointed to investigate and
report on the cost of a track, and whether a
suitable site can be secured. The club meets
again to night.
Married by Rev. Jno. C. Chandler on the
evening of January ll, at the home of the
bride's mother, Mr. Robert B. Dinkins and
Miss'Mattie Doby, daughter of the late Cap?
tain Jas. Doby.
On Jan. 10. 1893 at the residence of the
bride's parents, Sumter, South, Carolina, by
Rabbi J. H. M. Cbumaceiro, Miss Dora A.
Moise, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Moise, to Mr. S. L. Levy of Philadel?
By Rev. J. W. Daniel at the Methodist
Parsonage in Sumter, on Sunday afternoon,
January 14tb, Mr. John W.C. Childers and
Miss Eupbrasia Newman, daughter of the late
Jackson Newman, all of Sumter County.
The marriage of Mr. W. Ervin Brunson of
thia city and Miss Maria L. Hepburn, of
Florence County, is announced to occur on
next Wednesday evening, Jannary 24tb at
the residence of the bride's parents
Miss Nannie Ellis died at her home in this
city on Monday night after a lengthy illness
of consumption. The funeral services were
held in the Baptist Church this morning.
A series of six sermons on "Christianity
Applied to Some of our Social and Economic
Problems," will be delivered at the Baptist
Church, by the pastor, commeociog on next
Sunday night. The order of the sermons and
the subjects will be as follows :
1. Yoong Man, Get a Home, or the Problem
of the~ Clerk.
2. Move on, or Move Out, the Story of the
3. Why Do the People Gromble?or the
Problem of the Laboring Man.
4. Our Duty to the Negro, or the Voice of
God after the Battle.
5. Switching Off from the Church, or Why
Do They Depart?
7. The Coming Woman, or "Barriers
The series of sermons will deal with some
of the most wide y discussed subjects of the
period. The questions are so generally dis?
cussed because of the wide interests involved.
Mr. Brown will deal with the questions in bis
usual forcible manner, and his congregations
cannot fail to receive much .practical benefit.
He will give facts, and reason from them, and
not follow the delusive fancies of the present
race of social dreamers.
Rev. T. G. Herbert, Jr., will preach in the
Methodist Church on Sunday night.
The sermon of Rev. J. W. Daniel at the
Methodist Church on last Sunday morning,
was, as before announcedt "To Business
Men," and was attentively listened to by a
good congregation. Tbe Text was 1 Kings
xix : 4., and the sermon, as might be sup?
posed took under consideration the present
depression in business and the troubles of
business in consequence. The following notes
will convey an idea of the lessons that were
drawn from the text :
The stroogest and bravest men fail, and
fail at their stroogest points. Watch your
strongest characteristic*. Elijah was vexed
never let your business troubles make you
cross ; iet your deportment and miee be of
tbe most cheerful kind ; God reigns and the
promise, "All things shall work together for
good to them that love God," is yours. Let j
it nerve you for every trial you may have in
these days of business depression. Never be?
come discouraged. It is a suggestive fact
that tbe first day our Lord spent on earth,
after bis resurrection, was devoted to the dis?
pelling of that cloud of discouragement whieb
had gathered about His followers. Be full of
sympathy. Elijah lacked sympathy. Men
all around us need our help. Speak words of
good cheer to your fellow business men, who
are struggling under financial burdens; it
will help them and help yen. God came to
Elijah's help. He told him good news. (See
18th verse.) Let bim sleep. Never caqry
your business troubles into your family nor
to your pillow He prepared a meal for him,
made bim sensible of His watchful care orer
him. God Drought him forth from the cave
where be was hiding and gave him an object
lesson which he doubtless never forgot-(vs.
3-13). He gave him work todo.-(vs. 15
46.) Be faithful. Work, pray and wait and
God will bring good out of the crisis through
whjch we are passing, and not a bair of your
head shall be troubled.
The subject of Rev. Mr. Daniel's sermon at
nigbt was "Influence," and the text was the
last cia ase of the 9th vs. of 14 ch. of Genesis
He impressed cpon bis bearers tbe great value
of the sou! aod the duty of mankind to rescue
one another from danger. The text is the first
question OD record as propounded by man to
God, and is the last that shall be answered.
Therefore, be wise, shun the very appearance
of evil and live for God.
Mr. Daniel announced that tbe subject of
his sermon on next Sunday morning would
be: "The Personal Appearance of Christ, I
and its Effect Upon Those With Whom He
Came into Contact."
The Best in the South.
The Sumter Electric Light Works have the
best record for continuous running without j
accident or shut down ot any system in the j
South. Electrical journals have recently
spoken of the record as remarkable.
Pea Nut Party.
The Working Circle of Kings Daughters j
will give a pea nut party at the Jervey ]
House on next Monday evening. Admission j
10 cents. The proceeds go to charity as us- !
The ladies of the Mayesville Presbyterian
Church will give an entertainment on next
Friday night, 19th instant. An unusually ;
attractive programme has been arranged, and j
tbe patronage ef the public is solicited. The i
proceeds will be used to carpet the church. |
We have received a notice of an entertain- |
ment to be held in the Ionia neighborhood
on Jan. 27th. We would willingly publish
the notice, but there is no name signed to the
notice to indicate who announces the fact,
and, as we have stated so many times here?
tofore, we will not publish anonymous :
All we ask is that we have the name of :
the author of an article.
A Convenient Schedule.
Commencing Monday, January 15tb, the
Charleston, Sumter & Northern Railroad, in
connection with the Seaboard Air Line, have
arranged a most convenient schedule for tbe
travelling public between Charleston, Sumter,
Darlington, Bennettsville and Wilmington,
N. C., Charlotte, N. C, Southern Pines, N.C.,
and Raleigh, N. C.
A passenger car leave Charleston at 7.15.
a. m. ; Sumter, 10 45, a. m. ; Darlingtoa',
12.05, p. m.; Bennettsville, 12.56, p. m., and
arrive at Raleigh, N. C., at 6.00, p. m. Re?
turning, passengers can leave Raleigh at 10.15,
a. m., and reach Bennettsville, 3.21, p. m. :
Darlington, 4.12, p. m. ; Sumter, 5.22, p. m. ;
Charleston, 8.45, p. m.
Good dining houie at Hamlet.
This route gives the only through connec?
tion to and from Raleigh, N. C.
For Fine Beef, Veal, Pork and Sausage,
go to Eugene Hogan, next to T. C. Scaffe.
A Delightful Surprise.
Mr Editor: I have received much
consideration and naught but kind?
ness from the citizens of Sumter from
the first time I passed through her
streets, December 13tb, 1850, as a
wearied traveler, with a tired horse
The culminating point however was
reached in your city last Friday night
the 12th inst, when to our surprise
"company was announced."
It was a large company, all with
bright and cheerful faces. It was
composed of husbands and wives,
brothers and sisters, little boys* and
large girls, little girls and large boys,
young men and maidens-and on they
pressed, and in they crowded, until
there was hardly standing room. It
was a joyous crowd. Their hands and
arms which were laden with gifts
indicated business. Some of these
were heavy, requiring four mules and
strong arms to put them in place,
others calling into requisition the
lighter delivery wagon.
These gifts were of various sizes
and weights, from barrels to lead
pencils. They were of various sbarjes
and colors, of bundles, sacks, of wood,
of glass, of tin and costlier make
(Japanese ware) and silver. They
were of various colors, of red, of
orange and other shades. Some were
in liquid form, some were not. Some
of these gifts were sweet, some were
sour, some were from the far North,
some were from the far South, (The
Land of Flowers.) some were cooked,
some were not, some for health, some
for sickness, some were useful, some
were ornamental, some to nourish the
body, and some were to feed the mind
as the latter lay before me in the
beautifully bound volumes from the
gifted pen of Eev. J. Walter Daniel of
our city. "The-Girl in Checks," "Out
from under Caesar's Frown" and "A
Bambie among Surnames." There
were fruits and there were flowers.
But where is my pencil carrying me ?
I purposed in the beginning of this,
simply to ask a little space in your
i paper to return to all who are repre
j sented in these gifts my kindest
thanks. Very respectfully.
. WM W. fiiooD.
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Sumter Light Infantry.
The S. L. I. bas received a formal ivitation
from tbe Governor's Gourds of Columbia to
attend a bali to be given in that city on the
27th inst, complimentary to the S. L. I.
The company will go as a body and quite a
number of their friends will accompany
them. Tbe train will leave Sumter at 8.35
p m on the evening of tbe ball and return
the next morning ar 6 o'clock. The fare
for round trip will be $1 80.
Tbe electric cars will be in waiting at the
depot io Columbia and will ne at the disposal
of the company. Ladies going can wear their
evening costumes as ever (?od? is expected to
go direct to tbe hall.
Capt. Phelps requests that ali persons
expecting to attend will please give bim their
Capt. and Mrs W. R Delgar, Dr. and
Mrs Archie China and Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Pringle have consented to act as Chaperones.
The Coming Military Ball.
The military ball to be given by the
Governor's Guards complimentary to the
Sumter Light Infantry will take place on
Wednesday, the 24th of January instead of
the 28th as bas been stated.
Invitations have been sent out to tbe
friends of tbe guards and Game Cock com?
pany and tbere is expected to be a large num?
ber of society people present. The members
of both companies will attend in full dress
Tbe following ladies have consented to
act as chaperones ai the ball : Mrs. J. B.
Ezell, Mrs T. T. Moore, Mrs. Allen J. Greec,
M rs. Clark Waring, Mrs. W. C. McGregor,
Mrs. R. E. Seibels, Mrs. H. D. Heinitscb, Mrs.
R. C. Wright and Mrs. Daisy Darby.
Monday night the company will bold a
meetiog io the armory at 8 o'clock to perfect
arrangements for the occasion. Lieut.
McCreery bas appointed tbe following mem?
bers on the committee on decorations : Ser?
geant H H. Shiver, Corporals Lee L?rick and
F. G. Swaffield, Privates Robt. Gibbes, Wil?
liam Ellison, and Robt. McCarley. The hall
will be appropriately draped in buntings and
flags.--The Stott, 14th.
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Blind Tiger Arrested.
M. D. Wheeler, the colored fruit dealer who
runs a little shop on Main Street next door to
Levi Bros., was arrested on Monday night by
Chief A. H. Weeks for selling liquor in viola?
tion of tbe City Ordinance enacted on Novem?
ber 20th. Chief Weeks searched the premises
and captured five pint flasks of whiskey and j
several empty bottles. The arrest was made
directly after the purchase of a flask of |
whiskey by Dave Winn, colored, who was
sent by Chief Weeks to make purchase so
that a complete case would be made out.
Wheeler was tried before Council on
Tuesday morning, convicted and sentenced
to pay a fine of $20 or to be imprisoned for
thirty days. On the charge of violating the
dispensary iaw, Wheeler was tried by Trial
Justice Manning and convicted. He was
sentenced to pay a fine of $20 or to be
imprisoned thirty days. ?
Both Chief Weeks and Policeman C. P.
Barwick testified that they had taken drinks
with Wheeler in bis place, and this testimony,
in addition to the fact of the purchase of
the liquor by Dave Winn, made conviction
This case seems to settle the fact that
the police force of Sumter will actively
assist in the enforcement of the dispensary
In view of tbe fact that the State author?
ities had also takeu up the matter as above
stated, the Mayor subsequently reduced
Wheeler's fine to $10, which be then paid.
The State case was then taken upon appeal
to the Court of General Session on a legal
question raised by his counsel Mr. Edwards,
bond given for his appearance and Wheeler
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Tbe following officers of the Order of
Chosen Friends for the ensuing term were
installed at the meeting last night :
D. Rosendorf, Counsellor.
J. D. Graham, Past Counsellor.
J. Mc Spann, Vice Counsellor.
C. L. Rhame, Prelate.
P. P. Gaillard, Secretary.
F. O'Donnell, Treasurer.
J. C. Dink ins, Marshal.
E. Manbiem, Warden.
J. S. Burgess, Inner Gut rd.
R. A. Lawrence, Outer Guard.
Trustees-J. Mc. Spann, J. A. Foxwortb,
B. C. Wallace.
Lorenzo J. Conner, 104 Green St., Albany,
N. Y. says: "I have used Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup and find it very beneficial, and can
safely recommend it as a good remedy for
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For the week ending January 17. Re?
ceipts 200 bales. The following are the quota?
tions : Middling, 7? to 7 5-16. Marketsteady.
Charleston Cotton Market.
CHARLESTON, Jan. 16, 1893.
Market quiet. The Quotations are : Mid?
dling 7|; Good Middling 7?.
BOJ^T MISS THIS
OPP OB TITJVITY!
This Stock Must be Sold
in order to make room for Spring Goods.
All Goods Sold Strictly for Cash.
BROWN & CHANDLER.
Don't forget that the
Walter A. Wood Mower
is IMITATED but never equalled.
Lightest Weight. Lightest Draft.
ONLY STEEL MOWER MADE.
Henry B. Bloom?
Sept 27 . Agent, Sumter, S. C.
EETURNS OF ALL PERSONAL PRO?
PERTY, REAL ESTATE AND POLL
TAXES will be received at tbe following
times and places :
Mayesville-Tuesday, January 2.
Reids Mill-Wednesday, January 3.
Manville-Thursday, Jan?ary 4.
Smithville-Friday, January 5.
Kingman's Store-Monday, Janu?
Rem bert 's Store-Tuesday, Janu?
Hagood-Wednesday, January 10.
Stateburg-Thursday, January ll.
Wedgefield-Friday, January 12.
R. I. Manning's-Saturday, Jan?
J. M. Tindal's-Monday, Janu?
Bishop ville-Tuesday and Wednes?
day, January 16 and 17.
Magnolia-Thursday, January 18.
, Lynchburg-Friday, January 19*
Concord-Saturday, January 20.
Johnston's Store-Monday, Janu?
Shiloh-Tuesday, January 23.
And at Auditor's office in tbe City of
Sumter from January 24th to February
The law requires that all persons owning
property or in anywise having charge of such
property either as agent, husband, guardian,
trustee, executor, administrator, kc, return
the same ender oath to the Auditor, who re*
quests all persons to be prompt io making
their returns and save the 50 per cent, pen?
alty, which will be added to the property
valuation of all persons who fail to make
returns within the time prescribed by law.
Taxpayers retcrn what they own on the
first day of January, 1894.
Assessors and taxpayers will enter the first
given name of the taxpaper in full, also make
a separate return for each party for the town?
ship the property is in, and where the tax*
payer owns realty to insert the postoffice as
their place of residence, and those who only
own personal property to give the party's name
who owns the land they live on, and in each
and' every case to name the No. of School
District the property is in.
Each tract of Laad must be returned on a
separate sheet and the Taxpayer must state
whose land adjoins them.
Every male citizen between the age of
twenty-one and fifty years on the first day of
January, 1894, except those incapable of . .
earning a support from being mained, or
from other caucus, shall be deemed taxable
All returns must be made on or before the
2Qth day of February next. I cannot take returns
after that date and all returns made ofter the
20th day of February are subject to a penalty of
A. B. STUCKEY,
Auditor Sumter Connty.
6.W. DICK,D. D.S.
Office over Levi Bros.' Store,
ENTRANCE ON MAIN STREET.
Office Hours-9 to 1 ; 2.30 to 5 30.
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For the first ten correct solutions of above puzzle, we will give to
each of the ten solvers a bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce.
Oh, hark ! all right, how thin and light,
No Buckwheat on earth Reeker's surpasses.
Take three or four, or maybe more
And flood with New Orleans molasses.
Yours to Please,
Ducker & Bultman.