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: \ Castoria.
The New Bon Marche.
O'connell & Co-Flour.:
Mrs. L. Atkinson-Fall Millinerv.
V iScnwait2-,Bros--Chir Opening Mes?
sage. : .- -
_ M. B. " McSw?eney, Governor-Proc?
J. Ryttenberg & Sons-A Question
Sumter Dry Goods Company-^-Dull
-Days Made Busy.
Board of Election Commissioners
Notice of Election. ^ ' r
C6L R. MT Wallace is in the city.
?x Mrs. Dan Dove is visiting in the
Dr. J. W. Woodley was in the city
Hugh Phelps' left on> Monday for
Mr. W. E. Bick, of Pineville, spent
yesterday in town.
Cadet Guy L. Warren has returned
to- the-a C. M. A.
Mr. W. J. Young, of Rembert, spent
Monday in the eily.
Mr. T. BL Dick, of Columbia,
spent Friday in town.
Mr. Ladson Boyle has? gone to the
South Carolina College.
Mr." E. L Manning, Jr., has return?
ed to the South Carolina College.
p?~- Mr. C. M. Brand, of Wilmington,
is visiting his mother in this city.^
/; - Miss-Margnerite Tindal,.of Claren
^??n^^is; visiting Miss Julia Cutiano.
Mr. Ernest Carson went to Charles?
ton Monday to enter the South, Caro?
lina Medical College.
Mr. M. G. Ryttenberg returned last
Modday from New York, where he has
?pent the past few months.
s~ Mr. A. Gordon Jones, Superinten?
dent of the Charleston Division of the
Southern Ballway, spent Thursday in
Mr. and - Mrs. Mark Reynolds left
Monday for Washington, D. C., taking
their little daughter, Julia, to consult
Misses Rosie, Mary, Virginia,, and
""Nettie, daughters of Mr. Robt M
Cooper, went to Columbia Thurdsay to
.attend college. BU
Miss Jessie: H. Bradford, of Priva
. teer visited at Mr. J. Y. Mason's
?while attending the Union meeting in
3he Bartlett Street Church.
- Miss Rosa . Gillespie, after a very
^pleasant stay in New York, Norfolk,
Va., Augusta, Ga., . and other points
'ot interest, has returned home.
Mr. Sumter Williams who has held
a position in China's drug store for
two years past left for Charleston
yeiterday afternoon to enter the College
Mr. Len. F. Kennedy has accepted
a positon with the New Bon Marche
-where he will be glad to see his friends
; who may need anything in the dress
goods or notions line.
J. W. Gregory, of Sumter, has been
. chosen to succeed J. R. Hix as assist
- ant clerk of court. Mr. Gregory as?
sumes his duties the first of January
next.-Union Correspondent the State.
Miss Annie P. Ewell returned Fri?
day from New York. Miss Ewell has
spent her vacation of over three
! months in New York studying with
and attending the lectures of the lead?
ing professors of music of America and
Messrs. "5. V. and T. A. Bradley,
of Spring Hill, J. W. Eilgo, Jr., of
_ this city, and L. B. Michau and BL R.
McLeod, of Oswego, went to Spartan
burg last Thursday to attend college.
They were accompanied by Rev. J. H.
Mr. E. D. Kyle has been appointed
division freight agent of the Seaboard
Air Line, with headquarters at Jack?
sonville, Fla. Mr. Kyle will have
charge of traffic on the Jacksonville
.di vision and will report to the assist?
ant general freight agent at Savannah.
Dr. L. F. Guerry, of Columbia,
-who has been visiting in the Provi?
dence neighborhood, where his father,
Rev. L. F. Guerry, is spending a few
weeks, returned to Columbia Thursday.
He was accompanied by his sister,
' Miss Susie Guerry* who will enter the
Prof. Thos. MurrittDick, of Brook?
lyn, N. Y., has been elected to the
chair of mechanical engineering in the
North Carolina A. and M College,
Raleigh. Prof. Dick is a graduate of
?the UT S. Naval Academy at Annapolis,
Md., having taken the mechanical
engineering course and stood No. -1 in
Iiis class. The Naval Academy has
furnished various colleges with pro?
fessors of mechanical engineering,
among them the University of Penn?
sylvania, University of Michigan, Har?
vard, Cornell and Columbia. The
naval authorities say that Professor
Dick ranks among the best engineers
that they have educated-Asheville
Prof. Dick is a son of Capt. T.
Hazel Dick of this city. ? .
Mrs. J. B. Witherspoon, of Kershaw,
has returned home, accompanied by
Mrs. M. B. Witherspoon, after a
weeks visit to her sons, the Wither?
Misses Ethel Parrott, of Darlington,
and Flossie Mc Alpin, of Live Oak,
Fla., are visiting Mrs. L. I. Parrott.
Mr. Claude Hurst, who is now on the
road for the Carolina Mfg. Co., of
Newberry, has been in the city for the
past few days.
There will be a call meeting of the
VU. D. C." at the residence of Mrs.
Altamont Moses on Tuesday, October
the 8th,. at five o'clock. The Chapter
will arrange for the entertainment of
the State Convention at that meeting
so all members are requested to be
The Sumter Dry Goods Co., have a
chapter of good things in their new
ad. of this issue, and as they never
ndulge in an unnecessary use of ad?
jectives when talking business, we feel
as if their store must be headquarters
for the special lines which this popu?
lar house, carries.
I "Bradiey-M cG olin m--Married-v in
I Shanghai, China, August 17th, 1901,
? m the presence pf the IL S. Consul,
By Rev. H. Maxcy Smith, Dr. John
W.- Bradley and Miss Mamie B. Mc
Collum.-So. Presbyterian, Sept. 26.
The bride is a sister of Mr. Tracey
McCollum well known in this city,
and Dr. Bradley was raised at Bishop
yille. . - . _ ? .
Kead Chandler's new advertisement
The. Atlantic Coast Line is getting
ready for an old hoss sale.
J. Ryttenberg & Sons have a new
advertisement ' today.
The October term of conrt will con?
vene in November.
Bead Schwartz Bros\ new advertise?
ment. -. ". " .
The quarterly statement of the Bank
of Snmter came in too late to-day for
publication and will appear next week.
Sheriff Scarborough has had to send
fifteen lunatics to the State Hospital
.for the Insane since January 1st.
' Cotton receipts are. growing larger
every day and the public weighers are
having plenty to do.
The Sumter fire department will not
be represented in the Augusta Inter?
state Firemen's Tournament.
Sumter needs a roller flour mill, and
the opportunity to secure one now
presents itself. "
V The Who, What, When Minstrels
gave a. clean and thoroughly entertain?
ing show Monday night, and merited a
larger house than they had.
; James Lenoir, a son of Mr. S. F.
Lenior, fell off his bicycle on Main
Street last Wednesday and broke his left
arm between the wrist and elbow.
The police received another blood?
hound from Kentucky on last Saturday.
This addition increases.the pack of
bloodhounds to four-two old dogs
and two unbroken guppies.
- Quite a number of stores are putting
in the Kinston incandescent kerosene
lights and discarding electric lights.
The new lights are more powerful and
give a steadier and more brilliant light
The Sumter Savings Bank is open
for business, and thus far has. had a
very satisfactory business although
none of the furniture and fixtures has
arrived- Cashier Bicker has not very
elegant quarters but he is always on
hand and ready to receive deposits,
large or small
Last Thursday was Rev. J. A. Clif?
ton's birthday, and the congregation of
the First Methodist Church gave him a
pounding last night in honor of
the occasion. Dr. Cilfton survived
the shock and today is feeling younger
than ever in the midst of the great
pile of good things left by the pound?
Mr. J. W. McKeiver, building con?
tractor has repaired the parapet wall
of the store occupied by the Greeks,
and pronounces it as secure and safe.
There was a crack in the wall, which
caused cautious people to fear that it
might fall and, injure someone. No
danger now exists.
?? There are a few farmers who have
fine cotton crops, the yield being as
great as a bale to the acre, but the
majority of them are now saying that
the crop-is shorter than anyone real?
ized before picking commenced. There
is lots of weed but little cotton.
Manager Hurst anounces that he has
secured Miss Leah Lessi's company in
"East Lynne." This is the most com?
plete organization that has ever pre?
sented this popular old-time play for
Sandy Gary colored, who has been
in jail under indictment for buying
seed cotton, was released yesterday and
the prosecution suspended on condition
that he leave the county within forty
The macadam work on Main Street
should begin promptly now and be com?
pleted as soon as possible. There
should be no further delay on acount
of danger to health from excavation,
for it is too late in the season for that.
Mr. W. B. Boyle has already picked
93^ bales of cotton from a nine acre
field and will get a good deal more.
The total weight of the 93^ bales was
4,628 pounds. The field was ?well fer-;
tiHzea and well worked, but the seed
planted were from a prolific variety
of the King cotton.
The Charleston Exposition Commis?
sioners for Sumter County have done
practically nothing toward having the
county represented by an exhibit at
Charleston, so far as can be ascertain?
ed. Unless corporations and individ?
uals make exhibits Sumter County
will have no place in the picture.
Mr. J. E. C. Pedder, superintendent
of the Charleston office of Bradstreet's
Commercial Agency, was in the city
Wenesday. He is the most enthusiastic
Exposition promoter that has visited
Sumter and if Charleston, had a few
more like him, the Exposition could
not fail of greatest success in every
particular. He is working for the
Exposition and talking Exposition all
the time and has the facts on the tip
of his tongue to prove his faith to be
well founded. The Charleston Exposi?
tion grows bigger every day and it
will undoubtedly be the greatest ex?
position ever held in the south and on
a scale that entitles to rank with the
Pan American Exposition.
The cotton boll worm which has ap?
peared in several sections of this coun?
ty recently is reported to be doing
great damage in Marlboro County and
many cotton planters are alarmed over
the outlook. The worms first appear?
ed in Marlboro County about three
years ago, but until this season did
comparatively little damage. Conduc?
tor H. W. Lucius, who runs cn the
Sumter and Gibson passenger train,
brought in last Wednesday a few speci?
men cotton bolls that had been attack?
ed by the worms, which show how
thoroughly the worms destroy every
boll that they attack. He states that
on the farm from which these bolls
came the crop has been almost com?
pletely destroyed, the owner estimating
that where he made 45 bales last year
he wll get not more than 10 to 12 bales
this year. The appearance of boll
worms in numbers in this state is a
serious matter and unless some means
of combating them successfully is
found the production of cotton will be
much less profitable than it has been
in the past.
The ladies of the Jewish Lecture
Hall Society will hold a bazar in the
near future. The date will be an?
We want an agent in every neighbor?
hood to solicit subscribers for the
Watchman and Southron. A boy or j
girl, who takes the agency'and will
work it for all there is in it can make
a tidy sum for pocket money between
now and Christmas. We will pay a
liberal commission, and, as- we are
publishing' the biggest and best week?
ly paper in the State, an active agent
should find no difficulty in getting up
a-big list ?ow is the time to begin
work. Write for terms.
We send a statement to each sub?
scriber every week. The label on the
paper shows exactly when your sub?
scription expires and we request our
subscribers to take notice and govern
CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
The City Council meet in regular
session Wednesday night with Mayor
Stuckey and Aldermen Boyle, W. H.
Epperson, G. F. Epperson,- Finn,
Hurst and Rowland present
The minutes of the meeting of Sept.
9 and 11th were read and approved.
The Finance Committee reported
Clerk and" Treasurers' reports for July
and August examined and found cor?
rect, except Dr. Robert Wilson's bill
of 315 for analyzing city water and E.
I. Reardon, Health Officer, for railroad
expanses. These bills were ordered
Mr. Finn for special committee re?
ported that the postmaster advised
council to proceed with numbering the
houses, as delay might defeat the pros?
pect for the early establishment of the
free mail delivery system in this city.
The committeee was authorized to
contract for a "map .of the city and for
numbering, the cost of map "not to ex
A letter from the Board of Health
was read urging council to have a sur?
vey of .the city made to ascertain the
cost of a sewerage system, which the
board considers a great necessity. The
clerk was instructed to say in reply
that the financial condition of the city
does not warrant incurring the ex?
pense of a survey, which might prove
a needless expenditure and would be
so unlesss the citizens of the city de?
cide^ to have a sewerage system and
should take the legal steps" necessary
to authorize a bond issue. The clerk
was further directed to say the coun?
cil are of the opinion that sewerage
would be impracticable and beyond the
means of the city until we first own
the water system.
The brick store building at the
south west corner of Main and Liberty
streets was reported as dangerous on
account of a broken parapet which
appears likely to fall. ;The police were
directed to post danger signs at that
point and notify the owner of the
building that necessary repairs must
be made at once, and unless repairs be
commenced by 30th instant, the side?
walk in front of said stores will be
barricaded to prevent its use.
The salary of Mr. L. E. White,
Street Commissioner, was increased
to $60 per month.
THE VOTE TABULATED.
The county Democratic executive
committee met Thursday and tabulated
the returns of the second primary held
on Tuesday. Returns from all the
clubs except Gaillard X Roads, Tay?
lors, Magnolia and Magnolia Demo?
cratic were received and tabulated.
The total vote tabulated was as fol?
lows: Brantley, 497: Lever 787. Le?
ver received a majority of the votes
in the club3 that failed to send in re?
turns to the committee, but as the
missing returns cannot affect the result
the vote was declared as reported and
A Fine Preacher.
Rev. Mr. Walker of the Bishopville
church assisted Mr. Smith in a meet?
ing at McLeod's church last week. It
was my pleasure to hear him on seve?
ral occasions, and can unhesitatingly
say that he is a bold, fearlesss and con?
sistent expounder of the scriptures.
If the people who. hear him do not see.
the necessity of living a more godly
life it will not be his fault He is
not tiresome in the delivery of his ser?
mons and will hold his audience to the
end. He made many friends here who
will be delighted to have him come
again. No doubt much good will come
from his visit. Jas. E. DuPre.
Pisgah, Sept. 30.
The Florence Times of Tuesday has
the following complimentary notice
about the Second Regiment Band :
"Sumter has a band to be proud of.
Florence owes her sister city thanks
for the privilege of hearing that band
in one of its concerts at the Audito?
rium here last night
"The audience was not nearly so
large as it should have been, the con?
cert was most enjoyable and it is a pity
that the house was. so small. The
proeram presented was the same pub?
lished in the Times a few days in ad?
vance of their coming. Each number
was well received by the audience,
and was liberally applauded.
"The band shows the effect of strict
discipline and careful training. Their
leader deserves the greatest credit for
the high state of efficiency to which
he has brought his men. Such bands
as this are rarely to be found except in
veteran corps. ' '
SUMTER TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NUR?
The faculty of the Sumter Training
School for Nurses held a meeting at
, the office of Dr. Hofman on the 24th.
The course of lectures for the session
of 1901-02 was maped out, the lectures
to commence on the first of October
and extending through unti] June.
The course will be by far more com?
plete than the one just ended. The
demand for nurses has been so great
that the school has not been able to
respond to all calls. New pupils will
be accepted and information can be
obtained from the Secretary.
The success of this instituiton is
now quite assured, the attendance for
the past year's course was ten pupil
nurses, and two nurses of the course
of 1900-01 are to come up this week
for graduation. The faculty connsists
of the following gentlemen : Dr. H.
M. Stuckey, chairman; Drs. J. A.
Mood, S. C. Baker, J. S. Hughson,
Walter Cheyne, Richard Furman, E.
F. Darby, Van Telburg-Hofman, Sec?
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ll tant part of his "getwBg& li
11 up.w His whole at- ff
11 tire depends on the ?s? - i I
jj| . beauty of his ^ J??^> ||
^^^BB^^ We have the newest styles in 11
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li; Our Soit Ii ai* for $?, $l,SO, ff
ff . $^, $and $3 . I!
I g Are the kinds that wear, and every one is guaranteed 1J
? I to give satisfaction. We also have I $
II Numerous styles of 25c and 50 cent Hats, ll
fi Large line of Caps for Men and Boys, at 10 cts., 15 If
11 cts, 25 cts. and 50 cts. All colors, shapes and styles, f f
We Turn Butt.....
Bays Into Busy Ones
By bringing forth the good things and
telling you about them here*
Hardly a day passes but something that is
good and at the same time cheap, comes to light.
THESE COME TO LIGHT TODAY:
This is oar long soit, and we unhesitatingly say that DO'such vaines have
heretofore been seen io this market, either as to prices or the wide range of j
Taffetas, Epingles and Pean de Soie ara the proper things in Silks-bat
don't bay one which hasm't the warrant to wear woven io the selvedge of j
every yard-we have them
Tbibets. Ladies' Cloths, Prunelles, Venetians, Poplins and Pean de Crepes
are the newest fabrics for morning costumes We have made a special
effort in this Department this season.
DOMESTICS AND LINENS.
1 case 36 inch Percales to be sold at 5c.-cheaper than Calico.
2 balee 36 inch Ses Island ax 5c-this is the regalar 6Je quality. Have
one cheaper yet
Fruit of the Loom, fall 36 iocb wide at Tc
50-inch single-ted Bleached Sheetings at 15 cents
81-inch doable-bed Bleached Sheetings at 18 cents.
70 inch Damask, warranted strictly all linen, 50 cents.
AU Linen Towels same prices as half linen found elsewhere.
E] egaut line from which to make a selection Beautifully tailored, war?
ranted to fit. Price tange extending from $5 to $25
CLOAKS for Ladies and Children.
Here is the most favorable opportunity to get posted !.. i^ese pretty gar?
ments as to style and cost Oar various lines tre now o- "/oibition, and
we are always pleased to show them
The ' Little Giant" Shoes for Children, and "Drew Selby ? CoW Val
Dottenboffer"' and ''American Girl" Shoes for Ladies are our four winners.
Our cfier to give a new pair for any not giving entire satisfaction holds
umter j ?ry hoods j o.
Proprietors of Sumter's Leading Dressmaking
Establishment and Agts for Standard Patterns.
HANDS WANTED-Several families The advertising car of the Wallace
can ffnd employment at the Sumter Cot- ?ros> circus arrived last Thnrsdav and
ton Mills._sept 18-it . the town and country has "been
! thoroughly billed with the regu
JfLr?? n? w^b'l > lation circus posters of approved
H 3B ?ifilcMlaU 3 3B ?ftl?WBji gorgeousness. This circus visited
HBe?\?ALiJ?lsEffi. use O Sumter twe> years ago and those who
Ea intime. Sold by druggists. g| attended it then Know that it is a first
fl?jjBf?|?l J Ul J h i ah g fi BBBpj c*ass s^ow anc* one ?* the biggest on
B^-^ IIH.^| j the road.
THE LABGEST STOCK IN THE WORLD
Nearly 100 Varieties.
AU the choice, luscious kinds for the Gar?
den and Fancy Market. Also Shipping
Varieties. Also Dewberries, Asparagus,
Khubard, Grape Vines, etc?, etc.
Our 120 page Ttfyatirij free to buy?
ers, enables everybody to grow
them vita succeis and profit?
'.All plants packed to carry across the
continent fresh as when dug. Illustrated
catalogue free. Specify if you want cata?
logue of Shipping Varieties or Fancy Gar?
CONTINENTAL PLANT CO.,
Strawberry Specialists, Zittrell, XT* CL
MCI TO TAXPAYIRS.
OFP'CI OF r}~;
COUNTY TREASURER SDMXXR^GO.
SUMTES, S. C., Sept 24, ?90K.
NOTICE is hereby given that I will be
in my office in the County Court House at
Sumter from October 15th to December
31st, 1901, inclusive, for the collection of
taxes for the fiscal year 1901. The levy .is?
For State purposes, 5 mills.
For County purposes, 3 millah .
For School purposes, 3mills..
Also the following special school levies;
School District No. 1, ? ' 2 mills.
School District No. 16, 2 mills.
School District No. 18, 2 mill?- .
School District No? 20, 3 mills.
Mt Clio, 2 mills.
Concord, 2 mills..
Privateer, 2 mills.
No. 5, 1 mill.
No. 17, 1 mill.
School District No. 23V 4 mills.
School District No. 22, 4 mills.
Commutation Road Tax for 1902 $1.00,
payable from Oct 15th, 1901T to Feb. 1st,
1902. H. L. SCARBOROUGH,
, sept 24 Treasurer Sumter Co.
....BRUSH ?WAY IE COBWEBS
j AND j.
....Dust Out the Dust
Ceiling Dusters, long handles, 15*
Carriage Dusters, 10?x
Good Quality Feather Duster, 25?
Best '* " ? 35cr
These goods bought di?
rect from the manufac?
turer, and are bargains
at the prices. They will
Just received a large as?
sortment of Dennison's' y
quality, new desgns. The
40 cent kind 23c ':
H. G. Osteen & Co.