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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1897.
2?iiered?xf ?&? .Posf Office ai Sumter. S
G.* as Second Glass Matter.
Dem. Ex. Com -Meeting
H. Harby-? Victor Bicycle for S3".50.
E?tateof Jos. W Wilder-Citation Notice.
Io ordering your paper changed from ooe
p"it office to another, always came botb
offices. Very often we know fixe post office |
ac which a saoscrioer has beau receiving the
paper, tat sometimes we do sot ; and wheo
a request to change is dated and mailed at
the new ofifce and the former address is sot
named, it requires some guessing and search?
ing through the mail list in order to Sud the
name-it being necessary to take it off the
former list as well as pot it on the new.
Miss Jeanie Doar, of Atlanta, Ga , is visit?
ing ber sister, Mrs. Geo D. Shore.
Miss Minnie, daughter of Mr. H. C. Moses,
returned borne on last Saturday from New
Mr. T..G. McLeod was in town Monday.
Miss Marie Lee ?3 visiting friends in Co?
Mr. D. J Chandler weat to Cokesbnry last
Mr. Abe Rettenberg left last Thursday tor
Col. R. M. Wallace bas returned from
Mr. C. G. Rcwlank bas returned from Hen?
derson, N C.
Mr. George F. Epperson bas gone to Ashe?
Mr. V. C. Badham, of Columbia, spent Mon?
' day in this city.
Miss Emma Mood is visiting relatives at
Mr. W. S. J-? mes, of Bisbopvi?le, spent Mon?
day in town.
Mr. S H. Edmunds bas gone to Camden to
Mr. T. iff McCoHum returnee Friday
from Glenn Springs.
Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. F. A. Bu it aaa have
returned f>om Saluda
Miss Pauline Davis, of Rock Hill, is the
. guest of Miss Adda Wino.
Mr. Neill O'Donnell bas gone North to pur?
chase fail and winter goods.
Messrs I. C. Strauss and Joe Strauss left
for New York oa Saturday.
Dr. John Leo and sister. Miss Rosa Leo,
have gone to Glenn Springs.
Mrs. J. S Hartzell, of Mt Pleasant, is in j
the city, the guest of bi rs Mikel!.
Mrs. A. J. Alexander, of Florence, is vis- j
. ing ber sister, Mrs. E. I. Reardon.
Miss Lily Delgar went to Ben net ts ville
Saturday evening to visit friendls.
Miss Mamie Edmonds bas gone to Hurts?
ville to visit ber sister, Mrs. Law.
Mr. Howard Dickson, of Abbeville, has
. been iii: tbe city visiting his mother.
Mrs. Maik Reynolds and children are spend?
ing some time on Su i li va o's Island.
Mrs. Perry Moses after a short stay at Hen
dersoo vi I le, N. C., bas returned home.
HissuJulia Mood who went to Toronto witb
tbe Sornlee party, arrived home Friday.
Mr. E. V. Green, who bas been, in town for
several days, left for Baltimore Monday. ,?
Mr. &. H. Anil, editor of the Newberry
Herald and News, spent Thursday night in the
Miss Mattie Carson, after a pleasant stay of
several weeks in Augusta, returned borne on
Miss Adele Moses returned on Saturday
from Orangeburg after a pleasant stay with
Miss Se'ma Nash returned Friday morning
from Lanes, where she has been visiting
Mr. W. H Ingram went to tbs mountains
on Friday and will be absent from the city for
Mr. D. Jas. Winn left for New Yoik on
Saturday. He will be absent from town for
Mr. D. W. Cunningham arrived in the city
Saturday from Pawtey's Island, where be
spent two weeks.
Mr. N. G. Osteen returned Saturday even?
ing from Glenn Springs, where he spent the
past three weeks.
Mr. Isaac Schwartz and family left yes?
terday for the mountains., where they will
spend several weeks.
Col. and Mrs. J. R. Mnldrow, of Salem,
passed through the city this morning en
ron te to the mountains.
Misses Mary Ewell and Annie Wilson have
returned to the city from Wisacky where they
bave teen visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs R 0. Purdy ha ve returned
from Virginia where they have teen visiting
relatives of Mr. Purdy.
Dr. H. M. Stuckey and Mr. J. H. Burns
have retorced from a two week's stay at
Gleen Springs and Wayneaville, N. C.
Mr. G. A. Lemmon returned Saturday
from a iwo weeks stay at Glenn Springs
nad io the mountains of Nortb Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sanders and children
left yesterday for Heodersonville, Colletos j
County, where Mr. Sanders will engage in
Mrs. Perrott, of Darlington and Miss Ethel
Partott are visitiog the family of Mr. L. I.
Mrs. E. A. Kennedy, Misses Leila aod Essie .
Dick and Mr. Frank Holman weet to Gltnn ;
Sprin29 yesterday morning for a mocth'3 j
Mrs. E. F. Miller and child returned Sat- j
nrday from Wilson, Clarendon Couotv, j
where they have been visiting Mrs. Miller'!) j
Mr. Joba P. Moran arrived home last Thurs- :
day from Union, where bebas teen putting
in a Mason telephone switchboard for the
Union telephone exchange.
Mr. Burrows Colclough who bas been un- j
der treatment for typhoid fever at the io- ;
firmary of Drs. Boseard, Biker and Dick, j
returned borne on Saturday.
Messrs. 3. W. Hood, J. G. R. Wilder and
D. J. Auld, Jr., members ot' Monaghan Hose
Co , and W. S. Graham and Douglas China,
of Delgar, No 3, went to Fayetteville Monday
night as ac advance guard of the delegation
Why trill you bay bitter nausea ti D?T tonics
when'Grove's Tasiole** Cfiii? Tonie is as
pleasant as Lemon Syrup. Your druggist is
authorized to refund tbe money in every case
where it fails to cure. Price, 50 cents.
The street bsndsare making same progress
with the battle against the weeds that have !
almost entire possession of tome streets. It
slow work, however, and unless better pro- j
gross i3 wada jicb frost will cu: down some
Mrs. Marta Marbi?, widow of the late Wm.
Mathis, died at Spring Hill, this county, on
last Friday, aged %boot 74 years. She leaves
a large family.
The base bali team from Camden that was
expected to play in ibis city today cannot
come before Friday, on which day the game
is promised, sure.
Birtlis and deaths reported to Heahb Offi?
cer for past week ending July 3D : Births
I white male, 2 colored males, 1 colored
female. Deaths-2 colored females, ages 37
and 23 years, and 1 white male 4 days oid.
Tbe new license ordinance is the old ordi?
nance with the tax on clerks and other em?
ployees stricken oct. If there are other
changes they are insignificant and unimport?
There were no drunks and disorderlies ne
fore the Mayor this morning and trie street
force reciived no recruits.
The Court House is nearing completion and
it is thought that the work will be finished
before September 1st.
A new scbedole went into effect on the
Coast Line Sunday. Tbe changes are im?
Tbe new license ordioar.ee does not tax the
clerks, bot everything el?e in sight will have
Cotton is resinning to open rapidly in
some sections of this county, and the first
cale will not oe long in coming in.
Nothing-has been heard of Stonewall and
DeKalb counties since the Lee County elec?
tion. Wonder if they are dead ?
Tbe swimming pool will be open this
afternoon to ladies only, and they are
ail invited to make nse of it. A lady will
have charge for the afternoon.
The Sumter and Camden base ball teams,
colored, played e game at tbe park Monday
afternoon. The game was won by Camden,
score 16 to 7. The crowd that witnessed the
game is said to have numbered several hun?
The proposed improvements lo tbe Opera
House include, btsides a remodelling of the
entrance, one or more fire escapes that will
facilitate the prompt and safe ezit of the au?
dience in case of fire.
The Snm'er base ball team was simply
slaughtered in Orangebnrg Thursday. When
tbe game concluded the score stood Orange
burg 13, Sumter ? The Orsngeturg cor?
respondent of Tbe^State says the game was
interesting and fine placing was done by
Delgar Reel Squad made 150 yards and got
water in 29' eeconds last week. If
tbe eame time is made in Fayetteville to-mor?
row a portion of the prize money is certain
to come to Sumter. All of the firemen are
hoping for better luck than they had on the
A negro man brought a cow to town yes?
terday and bis conduct wbile endeavoring ?
to sell it excited suspicion. Before he could
be taken into custody by tbe police he be?
came alaru ed and took flight, leaving tbe<
cow. An tffort was made to capture bin,
but the police were unsuccessful. *
The report from Washington that Web
eter# bas negroes slated for appointment as
posta asters in thirty of the most important
towns in this State wilt make the expectant
lily white Republicans very sick. 2. E
Walker is on tbe list as the lucky man from
Webster, who controls the Federal patron
age in Sooth Carolina, bas denied tbe report
that be intends filling all Presidential post
offices with negroes, fie has said, however,
that the negro republicans merit recognition
for their services to the party and he will see i
that they are taken care of. Be will not
carry tbis to an excess as he does not wish to
arouse general opposition and antagonism to
the party and wholly alienate the lily white
CHILL & FEVER
Th* Prayer Meeting nt th? Methodist
Qbarcb this afternoon at 6 o'clock will be'
led by Rev T. J. Clyde.
Rev. J. W. Daniel is off tor a vacation,
and expectB to return nest Saturday week
The Prajer Meeting at Mission Chapel
last ni2ht at 8:30 o'clock was led by Rev C.
C Brown, the pastor bavtng gor.eto Wisacky
to assist in A meeting which is being held
at that place.
FIRS SATURDAY MORNING.
Residence of Mr. S. F. Flowers
The residence of Mr S F Flowers, on Re?
publican Street, was burned Saturday morning
at 2 o'clock. Tbe faroiy were vol aroused
by the flimP9 nntil rh? entire roof was in a
hlazc;, and Mr A R Flowers and wife, who
occupied a room on the second floor, nareiy
hnd time to escape. They saved nothing from
their room, all tbeir clothing and furniture
being destroyed. A portion of tbe furniture
and household effects were removed from tbe j
first floor and saved, but the loss was very
heavy Tb? boose which was valued nt
$2,000 waa insured for $1,200 and the furni?
ture for $500. Mr. A. R. Flowers bad a
policy of $250 on bis furniture and persooal
property. Io addition to tbe furniture of the
family, a lot of furniture belonging to Mrs. J
S. Thomson, which was stored in one room,
was a total loss.
The alarm was given as soon as the fire
was discovered, but it bad already gained
such headway that the fire department could
do practically nothing. The water supply
was very deficient as tbe nearest hydrant is
at the corner of Calhoun and New Streets
and a very long line of bose bad to be
stretched The distance was so great that
little or no w*ter could be thrown on the
flames and the firemen bad to stand by and
see the house burn to the ground.
A TOUGH STORY.
A. Negro With Wood Sawyers in
A negro man named Wash DUKHD', vrlio
lives near Pinewood on the M. k A. R R.,
and works fer Conductor Jon. C. McClen
nighao on the log train, bad been suffering in
tense agony for about six weeks with what
looked like * bone f-lon or rising on one of
bi3 fingers. He consulted a physician who
said it was neither a none felon nor a ri9ir.g, j
but possibly the effects of being mashed, j
"bruised, or having a splinter stuck in it Ai
poultice was put on the finger, but gave ?o j
relief. On last Tuesday morning Du Rant's fin- I
ger pained bien unusually and be felt J
a peculiar throbbing meide just like
some iosect e-uing i*s w*y through j
his finger Taking cf the poultice he was j
nearly para'yzed with fright and astonish- :
ment to see tbe hesd of ? worm sticking ont j
of his finger. He took hi3 pocket knife and
pulled out the worm, which be showed to
Capt. McCleanighan and it was the image
of a wood sawyer, which bores through pine
logs, only not to PO hard and tough.
Wednesday morning DuRant took out an?
other wood sawyer from bis sore finger, and
sine? then it has been much better and ts, to
al! appearances, getting "*ell.
No-7 the question is bow did those sawyers
get in to that finger. DuRant is very much ;
worried and no doubt thinks he bas been
hoodooed. He lost about 25 pounds of flesh
and bas bren unable to work for six weeks.
The eclipse Thursday was the source of I
amusement, and every mao and boy on the j
streets bad smoked glasses with which to in- j
spect the ?un while in eclipse. Tbe sky was
clee?" and the son could be seen very dis?
tinctly throughout the period of eclipse
If tbe city does not need the money to be
raised by the license tax to pay a portion of
the ordinary expenses of the municipal gov- j
ernmeot, wby not appropriate every dollar of
it towards paving Main and Liberty Streets ?
Within a short term of years tbe license tax
would raise a sum to pave Main Street from j
the depot to Calhoun Street, and Liberty
Street from iiarvin Street to Washington.
Not a busioess man nor anyone else would
object io payine a license tax if the money
was used for paving the streets that so sadly
Glenn Springs Wpter will cure all stomach
troubles and liver complaints You can get
it tbroogh W. R. Delgar.
Several mf-iao^rs of Council wpre o:;?t
I decidedly opposed to the re-eujc*meat of a
; license law. Toe opposition to tbe license
I tux is rinsed upon the good ground tnat it is
I not needed, an.l will tie a useless increase of
'. the bordeo of municipal taxes. The income
i of the city that is rai?ed auder the present
I ?evy on re? 1 and personal property is smple
for all needs of the city govern me:, t wheo
. economically administered. in fact the etty
is $1,500 better off *t present than it was one
year ago, notwithstanding that tbe license
tux WHS abolished a little over a year ago
Tbe aldermen who oppose the revival of the
license p.vs<eai say that the increase of the
city's income ay means of the license tax wi!!
tend TO faring about extravagance in munici?
pal expenditures *nd will not fut the city in
any better financial condition than at pres?
ent. The fact thu the city does not need
the additional revenue that the license tax
wou'd produce, should settle the matter
without further ado, lor there is not a man
in the city who wants to pay any more taxes
of any kiod or description above what be is
absolutely compelled to by tbe needs of the
city government. If tbe taxes can be reduced
by an economical and business ?dmioiatra
tion, tbe peop'e who pay the taxes would
much prefer it to an increased levy.
Tbe city Couocial had a meeting Wednes?
day and passed the license ordinance
Tbe meeting was called to consider the plans
for remodeling the entrance of the Opera
House, and after that matter was considered
the report of the committee on the license
ordinance was takeo up. The opp.eitiou that
was expected developed, but the majority of
the members of of Council pres?
ent voted for the license system, and it is now
a law. Aldermen Moses, Shore and Mona
gabao were not present when the vote was
There is a difference of opinion in the City
Council as to the Gonadal needs of the muni?
cipality at the present time One view was
given yesterday. The other is formed from
the state of the treasury. Council bad tc
borrow $7,000 from the banks last year after
exnending about $2,000 that wete turned
over to the present council by the retiring
council This year council has had to bor?
row $5,000 already aod it is estimated that
not less tbao $2,000 additional will bave
to be borrowed to run the city until
taxes begin to be collected. The purpose of
re-enacting the license law U to raise a .?offi?
cient income to meet all pxpenses of the city
without having to corrow money every year.
If this is done the discount paid on loans
will be saved and tbe item alone amounts to
several hundred dollars yearly.
It is reported that during the discussion
of the license ordii.ance an alderman gave as
a reason for striking cut the section impo ing
a tax on clerks and other salaried men, "that
if ir was left io tbe ordir.ar.ee ihose people
would lise up at the next election and turn
tbe city government over to a set of men
who would be incompetent to mnnage the
It has been sured recently, with a degree
of positiveness that carries conviction to
these not bet er informed, that the u3e of the
Bible ht-9 beeo prohibited in ?be Graded
School. The men making thepe assertions
are either ignorant or are wilfully making
misstated en te A few years ago the writer
wae connected with lhe Graded School and
at that time the day's exercises every morn?
ing in every grade were opened wjtb read?
ings from the Bible. There was not only a
Bible in the school, but a Bible in every clftS3
room. What was true then is ?qually true
now, and the writer can assert and does as?
sert that no role prohibiting 'the use of the
Bible bas ever been adopted or enforced Io
addition to tbe daily religions exercises in tbe
several grades, once a mooth public exercises
are btld in tbe Assembly Hall, which are
opened with religious exercices by one or tte
other of the pastors of the churches of this
city. It is a mutter of some difficulty to sor
mise tbe object of those who are circulating
the misstatements concerning tbe Graded
School, for it is impossible of belief that there
is anyone in this cky desirous of injuring rbe
school or arousing unfounded and urjust
prejudice against it
CHILL & FEVER
Th? hr.?e wagoa ard hor-'es r>? Dr:?ar Rcel
squad H: d the hor=es cf Monaghan iq.;*d, ac
ootapacird br the t'-co drivers, Bob .-md An?
derson, were sh:i.-<c Fayetteville yesterday
morn tog on :he early ?rain. The members
of the two rtcir-.g teams and a number of
others 'eft last night The members of
Delger eqo?d ?ho west were Ernst
Bultmnn. C. B Yeadon, S. J. Ryttennerg,
John P Momo, John H Miller, A *G. Plow?
ers, Joe Warre?, J. F. Peid, Dave Winn,
Jim Holman a'.d W. R Phillips. The rep?
resentative* of Monaghan Hose Co. are H. H.
Smith, Connie Gallagher, Jim M?ier and Joe
Vi leneuve. ?_ dozen or more others sccoa
panied the firemen, and another party will
go u;? this evening to witness the races which
wiii he beid to-morrow.
Monaghau Hose Co., No 2, will have a
new bose wagon with which to make the race
at Fayetteville. The new wHgoo ordered
some time ago was ready for shipment end it
wag ordered shipped TO Fayetteville where it
will arriv- in time for the r?ce3 next week.
The oew wagon is about five hundred pounds
lighter than tbe one now in use and has ball
bearings. Monaghan Squad will undoubted?
ly have the finest horses and bose wagoo at
the tournament. ^
Sumter will bave a large crowd of firemeo
at the Fayetteville tournament. Quite a
number will accompany the racing teams in
hope of seeing tbe Gane Cock firemen sweep
the field. They are going also to nave a good
time and if the racing teams have Charlotte
lock tbey win make the best of it and have
a good time anyway.
If strength is wnat you want, you should
study what causes your weakness.
It is practically lack ot food.
But you eat three meals a day, and all you
can eat at a time
Yes, but do you digest it?
Food undigested, is not food. It is not
It doesn't create etrenetb.
To digest your food take Shaker Digestive
Cordial at meal3 After a while you will
digest your food without it. Then you will
get well, and strong and healthy.
Shaker Digestive Cordial cures indigestion
and all its symptoms, such as nausea, head?
ache, eructations, pain in tbe stomach, giddi?
ness, loss of appetite, e'c it makes your
food nourish you, and make you sarongs and
fat and hearty.
Druggists sell it. Trial bottle 10 cents.
Base nail goods at the Book Store - H. G
Asteen & Co.
A Sure and 5afe Remedy in
every case and every kind
of Bowel Complaint ?J
This s a true statement and
it can't be made too strong
or too emphatic.
It is a simple, safe and quick
(hamps, Cough, I&eurjiatisia,
Colic, Colds, Kearalgia,
Diarrheas, Croup, Toothache,
Two sizes, 25c. and 50c.
Keep it by you. Beware ol
Imitations. Buy only the
Estate of John K. Barrett, Dec'd.
ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
against aforesaid Estate will present
aarue duly attested, and alt persons in any
wav ir-debted to said Estate will make im
med?ate pavm-ert io
GEORGE F EPPERSON,
and MRS A. PAULINE McKAGEN,
Qualified Eior. and Estrix.
Secret of Beauty
is health. The secret of health is
the power to digest and assim?
ilate a proper quanity of food.
This can never be done when
the liver does not act it's part.
Doyou know this ?
Tutt's Liver Pills are an abso?
lute cure for sick headache, dys?
pepsia, sour stomach, malaria,
constipation, torpid liver, piles,
jaundice, bilious fever, bilious?
ness and kindred diseases.
Tutt's Liver Pills
A trial of s STIEFF PIANO will leave
you io oo doubt as to its merit. The rich
aud elegant cases give an added charm to
them. Possessing a delightfully sweet aed
musical tone and clearness ?nd parity which
extends to the uppermost note of jhe scale, is
it any wooder that the SHEFF PIANOS are
in such demand to-day.
Many pianos are high criced, but none are
superior and few are equal to the STIEFF, if
one may judge by the unstinted praise from
all patrons who have used a Stieff for nearly
a quarter of a cmtury.
Terms to Suit. Send for catalogue.
CHARLES M. STIEFF,
9 ?. Liberty Street, Baltimore
416 Main St., Norfork Va.
MACHINERY FOR SALE. ,
ONE EIGHT-HORSE Peerless engine aud
One Win?bip Cotton Press.
One 50-saw Cotton Gin
Coe Grist Mil! and fixtures and ali appli?
ances to said machinery
Second band, in good condition and chess.
Apply to LEE * MOISE,
Jciy 24-4t Sumter, S. C.
SCHOLARSHIPS and ENTRANCE
rpHE EXAMINATIONS FOR TEE
I award of vacant scholarships in Win?
throp College and for the admission of new
students wiil be held at the County Court
House on Aug. 13th, at 9 a m.
Applicants must not be Jess than fifteen
years of age. Wheo scholarships are vacated
after Aug. 13th, they will be awarded to
those making the highest average at this ex*
The cost of attendance, including board,
furnished room, beat, light and washing ts
oolv $8 50 per month
For further information and a catalogue
PRESIDENT D. B JOHNSON,
_Rock Hill. S C
CHILL ? FEVER
The Balance of our Summer Stock has Been Marked Bown
to Good-bye Prices*
Just Received-Bicycle and Golf Stockings-per pair 50c.
You know that our policy has always been to carry no goods over from one season io another,
for three reasons : First, It keeps our stock free from old and shop-worn goods. Second, It gives
us ready cash to buy more goods. Third, It pleases our customers to get such bargains as our annual
clearing sales always put within their grasp.
A Pleased Customer is a Merchants best Advertisement*
We mention a few of our Bargains :
30 Ladies' Shirt Waists, sizes 32 and 34, 50c, 62c and 75c-Reduced from $1, ?1.25 and 81.50.
Ladies' Black Silk Skirts, former price ?6-Reduced to 84.98.
Ladies' Colored Skirts., former price 85-Reduced to $3.75.
" " " " 82.50-Reduced to 81.85.
Children's Lawn and Silk Caps at big reduction. Ladies' Xeckwear, former prices 25c, 35c and 50c-Reduced to 19c.
We have purchased from a manufacturer a lot of Bicycle Suits, worth from 85 to SS-our price, your choice for 82.50.
Also a nice line of Bathing Suits at 81.25.
Our Buyers are now in tile market purchasing Fall Stock we