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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1902.
E -'ai td? fast O?ice at Sumter
?is Second <Jlass Milter
D. J. Chandler-Spring 1902.
Keys Found-Apply at this office.
M? E. V. Green is in the city^
Mri. Claude Hurst was in the caty
Mr. W. A. Mcilwaine has returned
from New York.
* Mr. fi. C. Moses is spending a few
<3ays In Newberry.
Mr. Tracy W, McColium is in tho
si ty on business.
Mr. Bert B. Beckham has been in
town for several days.
Mr. Edmund R. Murraay went to
Charleston this morning.
Mrs. M. L. Burns, of Camden, is
.spending some time in Sumter.
Mr. Johnnie Porter, of Georgetown,
is visiting relatives in the city.
Mr. J. B. Hammett, Of Kingstree,
spent'several days in town last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Burns will
leave this afternoon for Boston, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Loryea, of St.
Matthews, are visiting the Misses
Miss Clare Kinard, of Columbia, is
"visiting the family of Maj. W. F. B.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Fishburn and
children of Columbia, spent Sunday
in the city.
Mrs. M. E. Jenkins, of Greenwood,
is visiting her son, Mr. Thos. B.
Master Henry Jervey Fletcher and
his mother are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Jervey.
Mr. G. A. Lemmon went to Colum?
bia yesterday and expects to go
from there to Charleston.
Mr. J. "Walter Britton, of Boston,
Mass., is spending some time with his.
brother, Mr. H. L. B. Wells.
Mr. -Frank Lynam, of the Western
Union Telegraph Company, Augusta,
Ga., is in the city for a few day's
Mr. DeBonaid Furman left Thurs?
day for Newberry to deliver a lecture
on the life and war record of Gen.
Mrs. George E. Beaumont went
to Baltimore last week to attend
the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Wm.
T. Holdson, who died Wednesday.
Mrs. Edward S. Booth arrived in
the city from Asheville, N.C., on Sat?
urday and will spend sometime with
mends and relatives in this county.
Mr. W. H. Baker, who has been with
Mr. Geo. F. Epperson for the past
four years, has accepted a position
with the McCormick Harvesting Co.
Mayor Wilcox, of Marion, S. C., was
in the city last week for the purpose of
examining our system of water works.
Marion will shortly put in a system
of water works and Mayor Wilcox has
been commissioned by. his city council
to visit several towns in the State to
make a careful examination of their
systems of water works and collect all
possible information bearing on the
subject of water systems. Mr. Wilcox
is a prominent business man of Marion
and is at the head of tue successful
roller mill at that place.
Supt. Edmunds reports the follow?
ing enrollment in white schools:
Washington Street School, 501: Fac?
tory School, 70; total, 571. Decidedly
the largest enrollment in the school'?
The macadam work on Main Street
wiU be completed within ten more
working days. Good weather is need?
ed for carrying on the work satisfac?
There will be a large crowd going
down to the Exposition this week.
This city will be represented by a
large delegation and there will be
quite a number from other sections
of the county.
Willie Clyburn, a negro, who has
been in jail for sometime under indict?
ment for trial at the next term of court
became demented about a week
ago but, for several days
his mania did net assume
a violent or dangerous character. On
Thursday night he became violent and
made desperate efforts to dash out his
brains against the sides of the celL
Four men were required to hold him
and he was kept under guard all of
that night. Friday there being no
improvement in his condition he was
removed from the regular cage cell
and placed in the cell provided for'
It has been the confident hope and
belief that the Citizens Building &
Loan Association would be wound up
at the end of the hundredth month.
On last Saturday the one hun?
dredth monthly payment was made
and it is impossible to wind
up the affairs of the association
for the reason that there still remain
fifty shares upon which no loan has
been made. The association has but
50 shares, and a simple calculation
will demonstrate that to retire the
remaining 50 shares at $150 per share,
the sum of $7,500 will be required:
and, to provide this sum, the associa?
tion must be continued in operation six
months longer, the monthly payments
on all shares amounting to the gross j
sum of $1,270 only. From the gross
receipts must be deducted the amount I
necessary to pay the incidental ex- j
penses of the association, averaging j
about $25 to 830 a month. There is no j
possibility of winding up the associa?
tion before September 15th unless the
stockholders agree to pay in the six
necessary assessments in a lump sam
and inns provide the funds for the
immediate retirement of all of the out?
standing fifty shares.
The following services will be held
in the Episcopal Church each week
during Lent :
Tuesdays 7.30 a. m., Holy Com?
Wednesday's 8 p.m., Evening Pray?
er with an Address.
Fridays 5 p. m., Evening Prayer
with an Address.
Dr. Ernest M. Rast and Miss
Eleanor Thomson were married at the
? nome of Mr. James L. Rast, the
I bride's uncle, Cameron, S. C., on
! Tuesday afternoon, 4.30 o'clock. Dr.
i Rast is the leading physician of Came?
ron, where he has been established for
the practice of his profession for
II- II ? -
From Brentwood to Bethel.
: On Wednesday, March 14th, 1902,
?Brentwood, the handsome residence
near the historic Old Brick Church,
was" the scene of a happy marriage.
The contracting parties were Mr. John
Hosea Wilson and Miss Alma Florence
Gathered in the parlor were many of
the near relatives of the bride and
gioom, and. at three o'clock the bridal
attendants'maTched to their places in
the.folio wing order:
; Miss Ailie Buddin, Mr. Ed Ander?
son, Miss lionise Wilson, Mr. Guy
McBride, Miss Eunice McElveen, and
Mr. Fred Stuckey.
Immediately after came Mr. Harvey
McElveen. escorting the groom, who
was promptly followed by his bride
elect leaning on the arm of her broth?
er, Mr. Frank McElveen. There, in
the dim light of a shaded parlor, the
happy couple stood under a tasteful
floral arch whiie the impressive mar?
riage service was conducted by their
pastor, Dr. W. J. McKay. In clear
responses, vibrant with love and joy
the twain took the solemn vows that
made them one. The wedding march,
and the soft, sweet music during the
ceremony, were rendered by a violin
and organ under the skillful fingers
of Mrs. T. M.. McCutchen and Miss
The congratulatory speeches to the
groom and bride were many and
earnest, while tears and smiles fought
for the mastery.
Only a hasty survey could be made
of the presents sent in to the bride,
though their number and variety
merited several hours attention, for a
large party left at once for Bethel, in
Williamsburg County, to attend a
reception at the home of Mr. Thos.
Wilson, the groom's father. It was
twenty-five miles "crosscountry," but
every mile was thoroughly enjoyed.
The roads were good, the weather
perfect, with just a touch of spring in
it. With quip and jest, teasing and
repartee, the jolly party, under the
guidance of the irrepressible and
genial "best man," Mr. Harvey
McElveen, reached its destination just
as it became fairly dark.
The dear old homestead, decorated
and brilliantly lighted, sent out a
cheerful ray from every door and win?
dow. The hail and wide piazzas were
filled with merry friends who rushed
cut tc meet the party and extend a
fciearty welcome to the bride. Abount
eous supper was prepared. Table after
table were filled with guests and all
were served with a profusion and
variety that left the Epicures nothing
to wish for. Splendid music and
room for dancing was provided, and
the pleasant evening passed all too
soon. Alt too soon, the warning stars,
announced the approach of another
day, with other duties, and reluctant?
ly the assembly dispersed to their
The hospitality of those Bethel
homes is proverbial, and the Brent?
wood party were made thrice welcome
and prolonged their stay in that
delightful country till late the follow?
Twiee recently has there been a mar?
riage in Salem and a drive to Wil?
liamsburg. Turn about is fair play,
and the indications are that the next
time it will be a wedding in Bethel
ard a trip to Salem. So mote it be.
Mr. John Wilson is a rising young
farmer and resides near Shiloh, where
he and his bride will be at home to
their friends. Prince.
Goodwill, March 18, 1902.
Mr. Charles H. Nelson, of Summer?
ton, died Friday night after a protract?
ed illness. The funeral services were
held at ll o'clock Sunday morning
in the Presbyterian Church, Sum?
Dr. Isaac A. McKagen, one of the
city's old and esteemed citizens, died
at his home on Republican street
Saturday night after a brief illness,
aged 68 years. Dr. McKagen was a
native of Camden but removed to this
city several years prior to the war,
when quite a yoong man, and was
associated in the drug business for
several years with the late J. M. Wilder.
Ke was an expert and thoroughly
trustworthy druggist and throughout
his long life had the confidence of and
the esteem of the peopie of the com?
munity. Three children survive him.
Mr. W. W. McKagen, Mrs. W. A.
Mcilwaine and Miss Oretas McKasren.
The funeral services were held from
the residence yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Jennie McKain, wife of Mr.
Wiley J. McKain, of the Mechanics
ville neighborhood, died Sunday night
after many weeks illness, aged .*>4
years . The funeral s?vices were held
at the family residence near Mechan
icsvi Ile Monday and the interment made
in the McKain burying ground. Mrs.
McKain had a large circle of friends
to whom she was endeared by her
lovable and attractive character, and
her early death is sincerely mourned
by all who knew and loved her. To
the husband and three surviving chil?
dren the loss is greatest and they have !
the L eartfelt sympathy of all. I
Rev. H. H. Covington will hold ser?
vices at St. Philip's, Bradford
Springs, Sunday, March 23rd.
The annual District Conference of
the Sumter District, Methodist Epis?
copal Church, South, will be held
April 10-13th inclusive, with New
Zion Church, Clarendon County.
Bishop W. W. Duncan is expected to
preside and dedicate the handsome new
church recently built by the member?
ship of the New Zion Church.
This being the week of self denial
for home missions observed by the W.
M. Society of the South, services have
been arranged at Bartlette Street
Church on the 18th (tonight) and 19th
at 8 p. m., and on the 20th at 5 p. m.,
(the usual prayer meeting hour.)
Wednesday evening Rev. Louis J.
Bristow, of Wedgefield will address
the meeting, and on Thursday after?
noon Rev. Mr. Jones of the Methodist
church will speak to us. Those inter?
ested in missions are cordially invited
to attend. Pastor.
Capt. Freeland Turns Up Again.
San Antonios Tex., March 14.
Upon the complaint of his alleged
eighth wife, formerly Mrs. Mary A.
Parker of Plattsburg, Mo., Christian
C. Nelson, alias Capt. A. N. Free?
land, alias John Anderson, alias Nel?
son Porter, was arrested here today at
a hotel while in company with a
woman, claimed to be his ninth wife
a Mrs. A. E. Milburn, whom he mar?
ried at Fort Scott, Kas., two weeks
Nelson admits that he is wanted in
several States, and it is charged that
he has undivorced wives in Los
Angeles, Cal., Portalnd, Ore., Platts?
burg, Mo., Fort Scott, Kas., Salt
Lake City, Utah, St. Paul, Minn.,
and at other points. He is about 46
years old, rather good looking, well
dressed and speaks with a slight Ger?
It is not generally believed that the
man arrested in San Antonio, Texas,
for bigamy is Capt. A. N. Freeland,
formerly of this city, for he did not
speak with a German accent, although
it is possible that he has cultivated
an accent since embarking in the
business of matrimony by the whole?
sale. This publication from San
Antonio comes just at a time when
there is a revival of interest in Sum?
ter in Capt. Freeland and his esca?
pades. This revival of interest was
brought about by the arrival in the
city a few days ago of a young lawyer
from Nf w York city who represents the
family of the young lady who was mar?
ried to Freeland in Grace Church,
New York, several months ago. After
Freelanc/s exposure and his flight and
desertion of his bride a few weeks
after marriage, the whole story came
out and a great deal was published in
the papers concerning the case The
young lady is a niece of ex-Mayor Van
Wyck, of New York, and is wealthy in
her own right as well as being a mem?
ber of a prominent and weathy family.
Efforts were made by the family to
prevent publicity of the scandal and -
have been moving along as quietly as
possible gathering evidence against
Freeland for the purpose of having the
marriage annulled. If a case can be
made out against him, it is said it is
the intention of the young lady's
brothers to have Freeland captured
and prosecuted. Tho New York law?
yer who has been in town is workig up
the case and has retained a member
of the local bar to assist him.
Fireman's Tournament Meeting.
We th^ undersigned, respectfully re?
quest that the citizens of Sumter as?
semble at the county Court House at
8 p. m., the 20th day of March, 1902,
to discuss the plans for the propose^
firemen's turnament to be held in
Sumter and to transact such other
business relative thereto as may come
before the meeting :
A. B. Stuckey, Mayor,
Geo. W. Dick,
C. J. Owens,
A. J. China,
R. D. Lee,
H. G. Osteen,
J. A. Schwerin.
The McFaddin Stock Sold.
The stock of goods of Charles F. I
McFaddin were sold Wednesday under
order of the U. S. Court in bankruptcy
proceedings by G. A. Lemmon,
trustee. The stock was sold at auction
and was knocked down to Karby &
Co., whose bid of $2,000, was the
highest. There were eight;bidders on
the stock as follows: Harby & Co., of
Sumter, J. H. McAulley, Chester, J,
R. Cousar, Chester, J. Aedenstein,
Augusta, Ga., J. B. Hammett, Lan?
caster, D. C.. Flym, Newberry There
were several other prospective buyers
present at the sale, but they did not
put in bids the other bidders setting
too fast a pace for them.
Will Practice in Columbia.
Dr. E. F. Darby, who has been
taking a special course in New York,
reached Columbia on Tuesday. Dr.
Darby has been practicing medicine in
Sumter county for nearly twenty
years, but ho has decided to locate in
Columbia. He has opened oflices at
the corner of Bull and Richland
streets. Dr. Darby is already well
known here, and his friends will be
glad to know that he has cast his lot
with them. He is a son of the Rev.
Dr. O. A. Darby, formerly president
of the Columbia Female college.- The
State. _ _
U. D. C. Day at the Exposition.
Through the Charleston Chapter,
United Daughters of the Confederacy
a cordial invitation was extended at ;
the last State convention to meet in
Charleston on a U. D. C. day to be
named during the Exposition. April
12th has been selected as the day for
this reunion and the "Daughters"
throughout the South are urged to
grace the hospitable old city with
their presence on what is sure to be
a memorable occasion. Receptions and
other special entertainments will be
given, the rose gardens in Charleston
and the azaleas at Magnolia will bo at
their best and the beautiful Exposi- ?
tion at the height of its attractiveness. |
SAFE BLOWERS AT LAMAR.
Lamar, S. C., March 13.-On the
morning of the 11th instant about
two o'clock the store house of Mr. T.
F. Wilson, of this place, was broken
into and his safe blown open and the
contents taken out which consisted of
valuable papers and about sixty dol?
lars in cash.
The blowers took every precaution
to avoid a fire, as they covered the oil
tanks, which were not a great way
from the safe, with bags and burlaps
and removed all the sample cotton out
of the office to a safe place near the
door. Some of our citizens heard
the explosion, but could not locate it,
and consequently did not know where
to go. They are certainly " experienced
crackers" as they did a nice job on
the safe. Five men had been hanging
.around in this vicinity a few days be?
fore the robbery and camping out at
night about a mile .outside of town.
When asked about their business and
intentions they stated that they were
making their way to the Darlington
cotton mi IL Two of those men went
into Mr. Wilson's store Monday, made
some_purchases and, of course, took in
the situation. Another one went into
Dr. Watson's drug store and bought
such drugs and appliances as are nec?
essary in dressing wounds, etc. The
doctor thinks he is an M. D. or has
some knowledge of medicine. It is
believed they are a regulrly organized
band of expert robbers and safe blow?
ers and we expect to hear from them
again soon. Mr Wilson also lost some
goods out of the store.
Our little town is on a good honest
boom. Several new houses are now
under construction. Our merchats
have all pulled through-and no fail?
ures to report M.
Notice to Telephone Subscribers.
Telephone subscribers will please
cut this list out and paste in their
251 Baptist Church, the First, E.
97 Behre, F. G., Res., Levi Avenue.
Brock, J. P., mdse, near Summerton.
119 Bultman & Bro., shoes, Main.
156 Crosswell, A. W., res., Manning
100 Cuttino, H. C., res., Harby
252 Ducker & Bultman, mdse., Main.
129 Jenkins, E. A., res. W. Libertv.
217 McKeiver, J. W. res., Mill Street.
253 Walsh, T. V., res., S. Main.
IS YELLOW POISON
B in your blood ? Physicians call i
H it flalaria! Germ, lt can be seen '?
ag changing red blood yellow under f
8 microscope. It works d3y and ?
? night. First, it turns your com- *
S plexion yellow. Chilly, aching I
lg sensations creep dov/n your |
i backbone. You feel weak* and f
1 worthless. ?
i ROBERTS' CHILL T0N?G :
J will stop the trouble now. It l i
I enters the blood at once ar.d |<
?j drives out the yel'ow poison. h
?5 If neglected md when Chills, ?,
i-. Fevers, Night -Sweats and a gen- f..
? eral break-down cone Jater on, ?
i Roberts' Tonic will cure you
jj" then-but why wait? Prevent U
if future sickness. The manufac- R
?tarers know all about this yel- g
low poison and have perfected ||
Roberts' Tonic to drive it out, g
j| nourish ycur system, restore ft
3 appetite, purify the blood, pre- r?
ii vent and cure Chills, Fevers and jg
I Malaria. It has cured thous- ?;
<| ands-It will cure you, or your jg
?a money back. This is fair. Try ?
i| lt. Price, 25 cents.
1 A. J. CHINA, T. D. CHANDLER. 1
Sumter, S. C., Aug. 22, 1901.
Crosswell & Co. beg to an?
nounce that their business af?
ter September 1st will be con?
fined entirely to the wholesale
We wish to thank the pub?
lic and our many retail cus?
tomers for their kind and gen?
erous patronage, and assure
them that should we ever enter
into the retail business again
that it will be our aim as in
the past to serve them to the
best of our ability.
We invite merchants, here
and in adjacent territory, to
get our prices before making
purchases, believing we can
save them money.
?80SSWELL & 00.,
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c/5 PISOOS CURE FOR to.
CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good,
in time. Sold by druggists.
Is one of the most
popular styles for
Spring of Nineteen
Hundred and Two. *?|?ffE
They are made in Mew York City by
one of the most famous clothes makers
in the land -THE FECKEiMER, FISHEL COMPANY
and you will find their label sewed in the
inside breastpocket of the coat. We have
them in various fabrics in "stout," "sien?
der" and "regular" cuts.
SUITS FROM $12 to $20
We will esteem it as a favor if you
will call and give us the opportu?
nity to show you our Spring Cloth?
ing as well as the new things in
Hats, Haberdashery, etc.
D. J. CHANDLER,
CLOTHIER AND FURNISHER,
j. ????MU i m
Sumter 1 C.
We have opened new
line? of Velvet, Ribbon,
Linen and Satin baek
Featherstitch braids, and
Pearl buttons; Quillhone,
the new waist boning,
and our celebrated ladies9
and children's 1? cent
stocking, which is the
best made for the price,
J. RYTTEHBERG & SONS.
Watch ourtnew arrivals o? wash!?goods, etc