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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1901.
E'vt&redn the Post O fice at Sumter. S
'./.. as Second Class Witter
Great Wallace Shows.
Schwartz Bros-Fall Opening.
Continental Plant Co.-Strawberry
D. J. Chandler-Take Time by the
H. L. Scarborough, Treas.-Notice
Mr. W. J. Scaffe is in the city.
Maj. Theo. DeHon was in the city
Miss Bessie Lee has returned from
Rev. J. W. Bailey, of Dalzell, spent
Monday in town.
Miss Marion Satterwhite has return?
ed to Limestone College.
Miss Lydia Lee has returned to
school in Staunton, Va.
Mr. A. A. Brearley, of St. Charles,
was in the city Saturday.
Mr. J. A. Scarborough, of Lanes,
spent Thursday in town.
m Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Little are in the
city for a few days stay.
Mr. George L. Ricker returned Mon?
day morning from Maine.
Mr. Warren Moise has returned to
the South Carolina College.
Col. Thos. M. Gillliand, of Kings
tree, was in the city Monday.
Mr. Hosea Woodward, of Bishop
ville, spent Monday in town.
The family of Mr. R, 1. Manning
has returned from Saldua, N. C.
Miss Julia Smoot, of Darlington, is
visiting Mrs. M. B. Witherspoon.
Mr. John S. Richardson, Jr., of
Columbia, spent Sunday in the city.
Mrs. H. I. Dinkins and daughter,
Miss Lizzie, are visiting in Rock Hill.
Miss Martha Osteen, of Augusta,
Ga., is spending a few days in the
Mrs. R. L. Edmunds and little
Mamie, have returned from Union,
Mr. David Moise, of Savannah, is
visiting his mother, Mrs. Chas. H.
Miss Edna Broughton left on Fri
terday for Columbia, where she will
Misses Virginia Harby and Marie
Moise left for Converse "College Mon?
Mrs. Jennie Carroll after a pleasant
visit to relatives and friends returned
Mr. Morris Manheim, of Atlanta,
.Ga., is visiting his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. H. Manheim.
Mr. M. D. Moore and family and
Mrs. A. P. Manning have returned
from Henderson vi lie, N. C.
Mrs. T. H. Dick, Jr., of Columbia,
and Miss Mary P. Ewell, of Norfolk,
Ya., are visiting Mrs. Geo. W. Dick.
Mrs. J. H. Steffens, of Charleston,
accompanied by Master Johnnie Bui
winkle is visiting her sister, Mrs. E.
Dr. W. B. Alford who has been
visiting at his father's home in Marion
?county the past two weeks has return?
ed to the city.
Messrs. Wilton Barrett, Edward Mc?
callum and Jim Cunningham went to
Florence Monday night and spent a
Miss Margaret L. Branson left on
Monday for Greenwood, where" she has
been elected to a position in the Gra?
ded Schools of that city.
Mrs. Susie Suel, after spending
several months with the family of her
brother, Mr. Frank Boartfield, return
.ed to her home in Atlanta, Ga., last
Mrs. F. M. Spann and Miss Jessie
Moise left last Thnrsday for San Fran?
cisco, Cal. At Columbia they joined
JRevs.i John Kershaw and H. J. Mikell,
who go to San Francisco as delegates
to the General Convention of the Epis?
County Superintendent of Education
Baskin was absent from his office
on Monday. He attended the open?
ing exercises of the Bishopville Graded
School on that day.
Messrs. A. F. Lever and Thomas F.
Brantley, the congressional candidates,
spent "Sunday in this city. They
have been making an active canvass of
the district and stopped over in. Sum?
ter to spend the Sabbath resting.
They left early Monday morning to
renew the fray.
Dr. Frank Sawyer, who has been at
DeLonne's Pharmacy for the past
.eight months has gone to Georgetown
to take charge of the drug store of the
Atlantic Coast Lumber Co. Dr. Saw?
yer made many friends while in the
?city who regret to see him leave.
Miss A. P. Ewell, who has been in
New York attending Musical lectures
during the summer vacation of her
-school is expected to return to Sumter
on Saturday, the 2Sth.
Dr. F. M. Dwight has been appoint?
ed road overseer at Wedgefield.
When yon want a pleasant physic try
the new remedy. Chamber?.-.in's Stomach
And Liver Tablets. They are easy to take
and pleasant in effect. Price *_'.*>c. Sam?
ples free at Dr. A. J. China's drug store.
The Sumter Telephone Co. is receiv?
ing a lot of new 60 foot juniper poles
with which ali old poles will be re?
Main wStreet without the telegraph
poles down the center presents a far
better appearance that it has for many
The cotton crop this year is hound
to be shorter if there is any truth at
all in the crop reports sent out during
the past two months.
It is easier to keep well than get ex:red
DeWitt's Little Early Kiserr- taken now
and then, will always keep your bowels in ?
perfect order. They never gripe hat J.K.- !
mote an easy action.-J. S. Hughson <V Co.
Another excursion failed to run asl
advertised Friday. The crowd did
not materialize and the managers did .
not put up the money necessary to j
move the train.
Eight cents was paid for cotton for
awhile Friday morning, but when
prices on the New York market broke
the local market declined.
Married in Washington.
Cards announcing the marriage of
Miss Helen Nicholson and Mr. Eugene
; O. Ingram, of Washington, D. C., on
September 5th, have been received.
; They will be at home, 326, John Mar?
shall Place, Washington, D. C., after
Mr. Ozias Mathis, of Smithville,
died on Friday, Sept. 14th, aged 23
years. He leaves a wife to whom he
was married just ten months before
the day of his death. He was a son of
Mr. Robert Mathis. The funeral ser?
vices were held at Smithville church
on Saturday by Rev. *J. H. Thacker.
Most people who have expressed an
opinion on the subject are in favor of
having the numbering of the houses
proceeded with at once.
A special meeting of City Council
was held Thursday night "to decide
whether a reduction of license should
be given the Wallace Circus. It was
decided that no reduction would be
A bad complexion generally results from
inactive liver and bowels. In all such
cases Dewitt's Early Risers produce grati?
fying results. J. S. Hughson & Co.
The extra communication of Clare?
mont Lodge, No. 64, A. F. M., hereto?
fore called for Thursday night, the
26th instant, will not be held. Breth?
ren will take due notice and govem
D. J. Chandler, the Clothier, has a
change of advertisement today. It
is business news of the ne wiest char?
acter and will be read with interest
Schwartz Bros. announce their an?
nual fall opening-the event, of the
season to the ladies of Sumter Coun?
ty. They also call attention to the
first special sale of the season on Fri?
day. "The bargains offered at this
special sale speak for themselves.
De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve should be
promptly applied to cuts, burns and scalds.
It soothes and quickly heals the injured
part. There are worthless counterfeits,
be sure to get DeWitt's.-J. S. Hughson
The macadam work on Main street
will be commenced as soon as the
Board of Health will grant permission
for the contractor to make the neces?
sary excavation on the street.
A. Shahid and Bros. of the New
Bon Marche, of Charleston, have rent?
ed the Solomons store on Main street,
next to the Sumter Dry Goods Co.
and will open a fine dress goods busi?
The Continental Plant Co., Kittrell,
N. C.. offer all the leading shipping
and fancy garden varieties of straw?
berry plants, (nearly 100 varieties).
Their practical 120 page Manual tells
how to grow all berry fruits with suc?
cess and profit. It is free to buyers
Some people think City Council
should make a reduction in license
for the circus, but have not brought
forward a single sound reason to sup?
port their position. What benefit is
a circus to a community and why
should a circus receive special con?
';I am indebted to One Minute Cough
Cure for my present good health and my
life. I was treated in vain by doctors for
lung troubles following la grippe. I took
One Minute Cough Cure and recovered
my health." Mr. E. H. Wise, Madison, Ga.
-J. S. Hughson & Co.
Susan Peters' restaurant on Republi?
can street caught on fire yesterday
and a hole was burned in the roof and
the interior was slightly damaged be?
fore the fire could be extinguished by
the reel squads. The building is a
cheap frame structure and the damage
can be repaired for a few dollars.
Miss A. P. Ewell has engaged Miss
D. L. Hucheson, as a teacher of Vio?
lin, Mandolin, etc., for the Sumter
School of Music. Miss Hucheson was
recommended to Miss Ewell by the
New York Conservatory of Music,
where Miss Hucheson was studying, as
a teacher of excellent ability and ex?
perience, and an accomplis-hed per?
former on the violin and the other in?
struments which she teaches.
William Johnson, colored, stole a
bicycle belonging to Mr. R. T. Carr
from the A. C. L. depot Saturday
night. He was arrested and the wheel
recovered shortly after the theft, and
Monday was carried before Magis?
trate Wells for a preliminary hearing.
He entered a plea of guilty and was
bound over for trial at the next term
The Second Regiment Band gave a
fine concert in Florence Monday night.
All who were present are said to have
been dlighted. The members of the
band were highly complimented by
lovers of good music and it is felt that
from every point of view, except that
of attendance the concert was a suc?
cess. The audience was not large and
the financial returns were not as satis?
factory as the band had reason to ex?
Have you a sense of fullness in the re?
gion of your stomach after eating? If so
you will be benefitteu by using Chamber?
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets. They
also cure belching and sour stomach. They
reun?ate the bowels too. Price 25c. Sold
by Dr. A. J. China.
The Orangeburg Conference of the
Lutheran Church will convene in the
Lutheran Church of this city and re?
main in session from Friday morning
until Sunday evening. Preaching by
able speakers on each evening and dis?
cussion of practical and interesting
questions each day. Kev. Grossman
will Le installed as pastor on Sunday
evening. Services each day will begin
at 10.30 a. ni. and 3 and S o. ni. The J
public cordially invited to all services. !
Miss A. P. Kwell has spent ber
entire vacation in Ww York City, I
studying with and attending the lee I
tures of the leading professors <>f i
music <>f that city and Berlin. Besides I
the daily lessons in the interpretation !
of the works of the great ancient and !
modern composers, and illustrated lee- ?
tures on sightplaying and harmony
Miss Kw.-]] has attended almost 100
lectures on ''The Progress of Scient iii;- !
.Methods of Piano Teaching and Voice
Culture," all of which were illus
trated Ly the great masters and their
pupils. Sept. 'J't
Thc- piles that annoy y<>". -i> will 'oe
quickly and permanently healed if you use
Dewitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of
worthless counterfeits.-J. S. Hughson &
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Two Negroes Arrested for Killing Mr.
W. H. Smith.
Sumter Mack and Joseph Carter,
colored, were arrested at Oswego Mon?
day and brought to jail under a warrant
charging them with complicity in the
killing of Mr. W. H. Smith on Mr.
R. P. Stackhouse's place on August
10th. Another negro is suspected of
being an accessory and the officers have
returned to Oswego to attempt his
A few days ago it was ascertained
that Mack had in his possession a pis?
tol that belonged to the late Mr. Smith
and when questioned about it he told
so many conflicting stories that sus?
picion was aroused and an investiga?
tion brought out sufficient evidence to
warrant his arrest and also the arrest
of Carter and the other negro for whom
the officers are hunting.
Sheriff Scarborough went to Tim
monsville yesterday to arrest the
negro who is wanted for complicity in
the/kiliing of W. H. Smith, of Oswego.
A search was made for him at Oswego
Monday, but as he had left the neigh?
borhood he could not be found. It
was ascertained that he was at Tim
monsville and Sheriff Scarborough
went over on the 8 o'clock train yes?
Chamberlain's Gough Remedy a $reat
The soothing and healing proprieties of
this remedy, its pleasant taste and prompt
and permanent cures have made it a great
favorite with people everywhere. It is
especially prized by mothers of small chil?
dren for colds, croup and whooping cough,
as it always affords quick relief, and as it
contains no opium or other harmful drug,
it may be given as confidently to a baby
as to an adult. For sale by Dr. A. J. China.
Ice Cream Festival.
The ladies of the Jordan Methodist
Church will hold an ice cream festival
at the residence of Mr. Peter M. Pitts
on Thursday night, October 3d, and
will be pleased to have the patronage
of all their friends.
Work of the Unloaded Gun.
St. Charles, Sept. 23.-Malachi Wil?
son a young negro boy was shot in
McCoy ? Smith's store on Saturday
night. It seems that "Nub" Clark's
brother had left a gun in his charge
temporarily and he was warned about
handling it, when he claimed it was
not loaded. A minute afterwards it
was discharged into the thigh, near
the hip, of Malachi, boring a dollar
sized hole through the leg shattering
the bone. It is all claimed to be acci?
dental even bv the victim.
The Secretary of State on last Wed?
nesday granted a charter to the Sum
t?r Savings Bank, of Sumter, which
is capitalized at $25.000. Horace Har
by is president, I. C. Strauss vice
president, and Geo. L. Kicker cashier.
Will Buchanan Withdraw?
The Florence Times has this inter?
esting bit of news :
On good authority it is stated that
Judge O. W. Buchanan will not stand
for reelection to the bench in the third
judicial circuit. One of his friends
in another county has made the posi?
tive assertion that Mr. Buchanan
would withdrwaw. However, there
is nothing official.
The paucity of the votes he received
as a candidate for Congress in the 7th
district has probably influenced to
some extent his determination to stand
aside. Judge Buchanan has been
criticized a good deal for entering the
Congressional race while still Judge.
A great many have said he should
have resigned before announcing his
Prominent politicians throughout
the State, even those who are responsi?
ble for the act, are criticizing the elec?
tion of Judges to fill positions in one
district while they reside in another.
Three Judges have been thus elected,
and these have been injured in their
political prospects somewhat on this
The withdrawal of Mr. Buchanan
if announced leaves three prominent
candidates in the race for Judge in
this circuit: George Galletiy, of Flor?
ence: T. B. Fraser, fof Sumter, and
R. O. Purdy, of Sumter.
Judge Buchanan Will Retire.
The rumors to the effect that. Judge
O. W. Buchanan would not be a can?
didate for reelection as Judge of the
Third Judicial Circuit at the ap?
proaching session of 'the General As?
sembly has been confirmed by the
Judge himself and he will retire from
the bench at the expiration of his pres?
ent term in December, 1902.
In reference to his determination
not to seek reelection, Judge Buchan?
"I have made up my mind to that
effect. Many reasons have moved me
to this conclusion. I have observed
the helplessness of circuit judges upon
their retirement from the bench after
serving throe or four terms. I am
now in my 43d year. If reelected, as I
am assured I would be were I to offer
for reelection at the end of the next
term I would be beyond 47 years of
age, and with nothing saved. To leave
the bench at that time or a later time
I could not in the nature of things
commence a professional career with
any boee of success, for my energy and
industry would then lie gone even if I
had the inclination to work. This
is my time to quit. The public has a
wonderfully exaggerated idea about
the income of a circuit judge. They
know nothing of the outgoes and va?
rious demands upon him by reason of
his official position. "
Sam Jones lo Lecture.
Rev. Sam P. .Jones will lecture ir.
the Opera House November 1st. 8.30
p .m.. under the auspices of the Mag?
nolia Streel M. K. Church, South.
Sj:.-ci,tl ;-;it<-s will lu- given by all rail |
roads lending into Sumter.
Those fainoos little pills. DeWiti's Little
Early Risers compel your liver and bowels
to do their duty.thus giving you nure, rich
Mood to recuperate your body; Are e.-isy
to take. Never gripe. -J. S. Hughson ?v
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HANDS WANTED-Several families
can ff nd employment at the Snmt*r Cot?
ton Mills, sept 18 ~4t j
BUY NOW. The damp, rainy, cool weather of last
week made you think of
i OVERCOATS, FALL SUITS AND HEAVIER UNDERWEAR, t
Better have them than a cold any day. The weather
has passed the line of certainty-from now on there'll
be a plenty of chilly evenings and mornings. We
have a large stock to select from and the best time to
buy is when the line is complete.
1800 FALL AND WINTER SUITS
for men and boys.
Boys' $1 to $6.50. Men's $2.50 up to $24. Special
values in Men Suits $7.50 to $18.
Overcoats from $2.50 up to $20.
Fall and Winter Underwear 25 cts to $1.50.
Correct styles in Fall Hats 25 cts to $3. Come in
any day-but better now than later.
& Clothier and Furnisher.
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The Palace Dry Goods Emporium,
FASHIONS i DOORS t SWUNG * WIDE !
A week makes a vast difference in our Fall Displays. A veritable
transformation has been wrought. To chronicle all the shifting phases
of fashion is a task from which any pen might well shrink. We have
sifted and sifted. What we present is the very essence of style, the
cream of novelty, the extreme limit of utmost values.
Yon ali know ns!
We want yon to know m better ! -
The Palace Dry Goods Emporium does not hesitate to match
Style and quality of Merchandise with any Store South,
Xor does it fear to compare prices with any store in the State. These three-Style, quality
and price, the natural result of taste, original ideas and superior judgment, combined with
honest methods and courteous service make any store a good store. We ask your presence at our
GRAN? FALL OPENING,
Monday, O ot. CStlx.
The ladies will feel repaid for any trip they may make to attend.
AS A SEASON OPENER AND TO INAUGURATE OUH FAMOUS
FRWJili* SPEC MM
We begin by offering for next Friday (for this day only bear in mind) the following :
1 case best Indigo Prints (war- 1100 full size, all-wool reversi
ranted)4c ; For a season starter 1 case 3'o-j ble Smyrna Rugs, regular
100 doz white linen hemstitch-1 ?ch /rult J* th* Loom ! price $2-for this day, only
ed Handkerchiefs, regular 1 !cach at !?C: ^? mer" ! 8139.
i m * TR? ;u" TT chants supplied. * ot more 1
value, 10c at 75c doz Im- n . \ m doz Mann?ng Hoge (the
possible to allow mee than . best ever made for schooi
1 doz to any one customer. ? children) sizes 5i to 9J, spe
4 specials in Ribbons we dis- 1 case of best Amoskeag Ging- cia! next Friday ar, Sc
play at 10c, 13c, ?He and hams, any style at Sic Get 50 doy aU e ?icen Huck
23c a yard. Mach and every some o these for the little Towe]s s?ze 19s86 ^
piece worth double. ones while they last. 20c-for Friday at 13c.
The trade not living in town will be given any of the above items on the following Friday.
Our Miss Schwartz has returned from New York after two months stay and our Dressmaking
Department is now running with full force.
SCHWARTZ BROS., Sumter's Dry Goods Leaders.