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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9. 190!.
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. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
O'Donnell & Co-Blankets,
f Lee & Moise-Money to Lend.
; Schwartz Bros-The Opening.
A. Shahid & Bros-Grand Opening.
D. J. Chandler-A Frisky Old Chap.
Sumter Cotton Mills-Bagging and
Mrs. Atkinson - Fall Opening,
Estate of S. F. Osteen, Minor
Mr. Nat Barnett spent Friday in
Mr. W. H. Gaillard was in the city
Mr. A. C. Durant, of Burke, was in
the city Friday.
Mr. J. E. Norment was in the city
Mr. R. O. Purdy has returned from
a trip to Virginia.
Mr. J. S . Durant, of Alcolu, spent
Thursday in town.
Mr. F. P. Cooper, of Columbia, was
in the city Thursday.
Mr. Lucian Brailsford, of Mullins,
spent Friday in town.
Miss Armida Moses left for Winthrop
College yesterday morning.
Dr. N. G. Osteen, Jr., of Darling?
ton, was in town Thursday.
Mr. John W. McCoy, of Greenwood,
was in the city today on business.
Mrs. T. J. LaMotte and family re?
turned from Saluda a few days ago.
Mr. W. A. James, of Bishopville,
was in the city Friday on business.
Mrs. B. H. Boykin, of Boykins, is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Manning.
Mrs. Z. G. Barbie, of Wadesboro,
N. C., is visiting Mrs. Van T. |
Miss Lucie Barron, formerly State
Librarian, is in the citv visiting Miss
Maj. H. F. Wilson who has been
spending sometime in Hendersonville
has returned home.
Col. Blanding has returned from a
trip to Saluda and visitin? his dangh
ters in Aiken and Augusta.
Miss Virginia Anderson, of State- j
burg, is spending sometime at the
home of Mr. Mark Reynolds.
Lieut. L. S. Carson, who has been
stationed temporarily on Sullivans'
island for the past month, has been or?
dered to join his regiment in Cuba at
Mr. W. P. Baskin went to Bishop?
ville this morning.
Mr. Eldridge Baskin, of Bishopville.
passed through the city yesterday on
his way to Baltimore to take a course
in dentistry and medicine.
Mrs. H. I. Dinkins, who has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ed Fewell,
in"Oakland, returned to her home in
Sumter last Saturday accompanied by
her daughter, Miss Lizzie.-Rock Hill
Dr. E. S. Booth, of Bishopville,
who has been in Asheville, N. C., for
several weeks, has improved very much
in health, having gained in weight
and all of his symptoms are more fa?
Mrs. D. B. Anderson, who has been
visiting Mrs. N. G. Osteen, left this
morning for her home in Birmingham,
Mrs. W. B. Murray has gone to!
Montgomery Ala., to visit Mr. and
Mrs. V. B. Murray.
Schwartz Bros', new advertisement
will be read with interest by the la?
Fine progress is being made with
the preparations for the "Puss in
With the shortest crop, acreage con?
sidered, since 1881 the price of cotton
The "Puss in Boots" performance
will be given in the Opera House on
the evening of October 17th.
As usual at this season quite a num- j
ber of people are reported to be shoot?
ing partridges in violation of the game
The State Fair is only a few weeks
off and those who have anything to
exhibit should not delay their arrange?
The train on the Northwestern R.
R. will leave hereafter at 6.15 p. m.,
for Camden instead of 5.30 p. m. as
Wallace Bros. Circus, which will be
here next Saturday had the town bill?
ed again Saturday and it will be im?
possible for anyone save a blind man to
overlook the fact that a big circus is
The ladies of the First Baptist
Church have decided to hold a fair
in December, beginning on the 16th
and continuing for three or fonr
i On the 29 nit., by Rev. N. W
Smith at Boykins Mill, Mr. Phillips
to Mrs. Murchison, relict of the late
On the 6th inst, at 6 p. m., at the
residence of the bride, by Rev. Mr.
Crouch, Mr. R, J. Watson to Mrs.
Mr. F. E. Hancock and Miss Cora
Lee were married at Spring Hill on
Friday night, Sept. 27th.
Mr. Doc Mosely and Miss Sallie
Winn Britton were married at St.
John's Methodist Church on Wednes?
day night last, Rev. J. H. Thacker
Edwin Arthur, the infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. Rosser Kennedy, died Monday
night after a brief illness. The funeral
services were held at the Magnolia
Street Church at 4 o'clock yesterday
Death of Mr. Pierce B. Dorn.
Mayesville, Oct. 4.-Mr. Pierce B.
Dorn," son of Mr. Jas. Dorn, of this
place, died this morning after a long
period of sickness. Mr. Dorn has
been staying at his sister's here for
several months. He was a step brother
of the former county supervisor, Mr.
The establishment of a first class
roller flour mill in Sumter would do a
great deal toward encouraging the
growth of wheat in this county.
The new First Baptist Church seems
to be progressing toward completion.
It is thought now that the handsome
edifice will be turned over to the con?
gregation, early in the new year.
The piles that annoy you so will be
quickly and permanently healed if you use
Dewitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of
worthless counterfeits.-J. S. Hughson ?ic
The repairs on the jail are nearing
completion and in a short time the
prisoners will have larger, more com?
fortable and securer quarters than the
ctiy gnrad house affords.
We send a statement to each sub?
scriber every week. The label on the
paper shows exactly when yonr sub?
scription expires and we request our
subscribers to take notice and govern
Walter Hazard, Esq., of George?
town, is said to be a candidate for the
office of Judge of this circuit-the 3rd
-to sncced Judge Buchanan. There
will be no scarcity of candidates from
the present outlook.
?Mr. J. Frank Pate discharged a gun
accidentally in his office in the
Monaghan Block Thursday morning
and a big crowd immediately gathered
thinking a shooting scrape was in
Dewitt'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
Classes will be established for a
special course in Spanish at the Sum?
ter Military Academy to which any
resident of Sumter will be admitted.
The classes will meet three times each
week beginning on Monday next at ll
Mr. Clarence Wagner, of Baltimore,
Md., has accepted a position with the
Sumter Pharmacy. He is a graduate
of the Maryland "College of Pharmacy
and has recently had charge of the
business of E. ?. Street, of Balti?
Those famous little pills. Dewitt's Little
Early Risers compel your liver and bowels
to do their duty, thus giving you pure, rich
blood to recuperate your body. Are easy
to take. Xever gripe.-J. S. Hughson ?
Ex-Postmaster Fair, of Newberry,
who has the contract for macadamizing
Main Street has been in Washington
for sometime endeavoring to pursuade
the authorities to reappoint, him but at
last accounts had about given up in
disgust and was ready to come home.
It is to be hoped that he will now
come to Sumter and begin work on his
A new remedy for biliousness is new on j
sale at Dr. A. J. China's drug store. It is
called Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. It gives quick relief and will pre?
vent the attack if given as soon as the first
indication of the disease appears. Price,
25 cents a box. Samples tree.
The advance price of cotton last week
has already had a decidedly bene
.ficial effect on business,. Everybody
seems more cheerful and hopeful and
trade was brisker today. With cotton
at 8 cents and the prospect of better
prices in the near future there is rea?
son for a more cheerful feeling in busi?
The morning passenger train |to
Columbia was delayed more than an
hour Sunday between this city and
Columbia.^ A cow got on the track
and was killed when struck by the en?
gine. The force with which the engine
struck the cow was sufficient to break
one of the engine rods and this acci?
dent caused the delay.
W. h. Wallace, M. D., of Kingstree, S.
C., says : "In my practice I have used a lot
of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure, the great rem?
edy for indigestion and other stomach
troubles and have had no failures but re?
lief in almost all cases. This is the first
time in 45 year's practice that I have ever
had occasion to publicly advise all dyspep?
tics of a certain remedy in Kodol Dyspep?
sia Cure."-J. S. Hughson & Co.
The sparring match at the Kendall
Institute Hall Monday night was well
attended, there being a large attendance
of white people who enjoyed the coon
fight hugely. U. S. Cannon was the
star performer and put out three can?
didates for fistic honors with the
greatest ease. The battle royal, or in
plain English a general melee in
which a half dozen or more partici?
pated, was a fast and furious scrap.
Si Plunkad won the purse after giving
and receiving many hard knocks.
The approaching Lee County elec?
tion is the matter most frequently dis?
cussed on the streets at present. The
people who live in the Lee County
territory an; very much interested in
the fight that is being made against
the new county and both sides-those
for and against the new county move?
ment-'ire eager to know what is being
done and what progress has been made
in the anti new county campaign of
Board of Commissioners Meet.
The county board of commissioners
met in regular monthly session on
Tuesday, with all members present.
The minutes of the meeting held on
September 3rd were read and approv?
ed. At that meeting the bonds of J.
McD. Witherspoon, public weigher at
Mayesville and S. B. Jenkins, public
weigher at Sumter, were approved.
A petition from more than twenty
freeholders that a public road be open?
ed from Mrs. J. E. Hi IPs place near
Elliotts in a westerly direction to a
point on the Black river road near
the avenue of Mr. Ad. L. Atkinson,
was granted. At the meeting on Tues?
day the report of W. Loring Lee, D.
S., as to the line of the Stateburg
road surveyed in front of Mr. J. F.
Beard's place, was received as^informa
tion. The Supervisor stated that Mr.
Beard had been informed of this report
and survey and requested to move his
fence out of the road. Up to this time
nothing had been heard from him and
the Supervisor was instructed to re?
port the matter to the grand jury if
the fence is not moved.
The county treasurer's report for the
month ending Sept. 30 was filed, show?
ing that $1,258.16 had been received
since the last report.
A number of claims were ordered
paid and the board adjourned to meet
on November 4.
Mrs. Atkinson invites the public to
attend her opening of Fall Millinery on
tomorrow, Oct. 10. Her goods were
selected in person in the Northern
markets, and her styles are the latest
and most approved.
When you cannot sleep for coughing, it
is hardly necessary that anyone should tell
you that you need a few doses of Cham?
berlain's Cough Remedy to allay the irri?
tation of the throat, and make sleep pos?
sible. It is good. Try it. For sale by
Dr. A. J. China.
There is a considerable stir among
the patrons of the Sumter Electric
Light Company over the rumor of a
decided increase in rates and there is
much kicking in consequence. Many
of those who object to paying higher
rates than they have been paying de?
clare their intention of putting in
kerosene or gasoline lights in place
of electric lights rather than submit
to the exactions of the Electric Light
The New Bon Marche, the Sumter
branch of the big Charleston establish?
ment of the same name, opened its
doors last Saturday. The store was
crowded all day with an admiring
throng of shoppers who could not find
words sufficiently expressive to charac?
terize the very large display of fine
dress goods, trimmings and notions.
The new establishment has made a
fine first impression and starts busi?
ness in this city with the brightest
Those who use coal will pay more for
their winter fire this year than they
have been accustomed* to doing for
quite a long time. The coal com?
bine has finally succedeed in getting
control of almost the entire output of
the mines and is in a position to
dictate prices to the consumers. The
combine will now be able to pay big
dividends on the millions of watered
"For three days and nights I suffered
agony untold from an attack of cholera
morbus brought on by eating cucumbers,"
says M. E. Lowther, clerk of the district
court, Centerville, Iowa. I thought I
should surely die, and tried a dozen differ?
ent medicines, but all to no purpose. I
sent for a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, and three
doses relieved me entirely." This remedy
is for sale by Dr. A. J. China.
The County Board of Control was
in session Monday. The only matter
outside of the regular routine that
came up was the application of the
Nixon House for a permit to run a
tourist hotel dispensary. The Board
declined to recommend "that the State
Board grant the privilege sought, and
as the State Board has heretofore
acted on similar matters in conformi?
ty with the recommendations of the
County Boards it is not at all likley
that the Nixon House will be granted
a tourist hotel permit. The action of
the County Board causes no surprise
as it was the accepted opinion that
the application of the Nixon Honse
would be refused.
BAGGING AND TIES CHEAP.
WE HAVE a lot of good second hand
Bagging which we will sell at 4r? cents a
pound, put up in bundles of 30 yards.
Also good second hand Ties at ?1.00 a
bundle. No bundles broken. Applv at
SUMTER COTTON MILLS.
Or to Altamont Moses, Secty.
MRS. L. ATKINSON
Will open tbe Fall and Winter
Thursday, October 10th
With a large and artistic collection of
The public are requested to call and see
the display. The largest assortment of
Pattern Hats ever shown in Sumter. Hats
for all tastes from the ''Picturesque Gain
bow" to the simple street hat.
Misses and children are not forgotten.
Styles for them this season are quite ele?
Tailormade Hats are all the go in New
York. We can show you quite an assort?
ment of them, and at reasonable prices.
We are in our new store-three doors
below old stand. Come and see our hats,
and we are sure you will buy, for they are
Yours to please.
MRS. L. ATKINSON.
FOR SALE--A limited quantity of
King Cotton Seed. Apply to W. R. Boyle.
( )ct 9- tf
HANDS WANTED-Several families
can ff nd employment at the Sumter Cot?
ton Mills. sept 18-4t
*j Pf SO'S CU RE F?R
CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.
Best Coutfh Syrup. Tastes GINKI. Use
in time. Sold by drucsr'.sts.
S . ..
JOHN FROST, ESQ.
That's his real name, but like every other John he's nick?
We mention his name as we thought you might have for?
gotten him, because that's what usually happens to a fellow the
moment he is out of sight. Well, John is coming back again
very soon-he's *onj the road now, and all the negligee shirt
fellows will be annihilated. John is a good natured fellow, but
my, oh my ! when he is around he darts a look here and there,
and you can gee the Straw Hat and Soft Shirt fellows
crossing to the sunny side of the street. Prepare for John,
because you must face him or leave your happy home for a
Will protect you and keep you comfortable
in any kind of weather John brings with him.
Come and see them. The styles and the prices
will please you. We have Good. Serviceable
SUITS as low as $4, $5 or $6.50, Unusual val?
ues at $7.50, $10, $12.50 and $15, and finer
grades still for people who want elegance as
well as durability.
?. J. CHANDLER
If you attended we need say nothing of it. To those who
were not present : Ask some of your friends.
We feel more than repaid for our efforts. From the very large crowds
that attended, and the unanimous praise heard irom one and all.
ideas That are Original.
Styles That are Exclusive and New.
Taste That is Unquestioned.
These are the Reasons for our Supremacy.
Watch our ads weekly now, well keep you posted, and save money
for you too, be sure of that.
FOR OUI NEXT FRIDAY'S SALE WE PUT ON SALE THE FOLLOWING :
Large lines of New Shirt Waists and
Skirts expected for Friday-See the
5o pieces wide all-silk Ribbons in plaids,
stripes and plain, worth 25c-Friday 12c
5 pieces Turkey Red Damask, worth 35c
Friday at 23c.
$7.98. $7.98. . 40 doz pure linen hemstitched Eandker
?I Great Suit Chance. worth 1Cc-Fri^ at 75c p?
We put in this sale 20 Ladies' Tailor Suits
of fine all-wool materials. Make up the 50 large reversible Smyrna Rugs-Friday
latest. Not one in lot worth less than $10, j at $1.39.
many worth $12.50. Friday special for j -
the dav only. Your pick j 2 case best Apron Ginghams, colors fast
$7 98 $7 98 I ^? on sale ^r^a^r at
35 doz 4-hook Corsets, in pink, light blue, black and white, worth 75c.
Will sell Special Friday at 49c.
3,000 yards of fine Sea Island.
The kind you won't object to
using, worth 7c. We'll say for
20 doz Kid Gloves-our guaranteed $1.00
goods, slightly soiled, not enough really to
be noticeable, unless attention was called
to it, but they are going to move quickly,
all go on sale Friday-remember these are
our Empress $1.00 Gloves at
School Shoes for Boys this week
$1 & fl.2.5
All sizes. The best ever seen.
We put in this sale 20 doz extra fine, all linen Huck Towels, hemstitched. Sold regular at
35c, sizes 25x43. Examine and compare. Don?t delay, these will go in a hurry when we say
the price-Each 25c
Sumter's Dry Goods Leaders.