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wednesday, june 18, ?902.
? -tend at the Fot: Orfici', at Sumter
'.. *i* Second Class 34Itter.
Estate Soule Mellett?Citation.
S Glenn Springs?Hotel and Mineral
Candidates' Cards?T. V. Walsh for
Judge of Probate. T. W. Lee for
Miss Wessie Roach left this morning
for Saluda, . C, to spend the sum
Miss Mary Alice Michau has gone
V to Rock Hill to attend the Winthrop
Mr. W. E. Lea and Capt. Keith, of
Timmonsville, were in town yesterday
and attended the campaign meeting.
Mr. P. P. , Pinn, who has been
running on the Florence and Wades
boro passenger train for several weeks,
is at home again.
Dr. N. ,G.. Osteen, of Darlington,
paid a flying visit to his old home in
Sumter Monday night He returned to
Darlington the following morning.
. Miss Mary S. Ingrain has gone to
Manning, to visit her sister, Mrs.
John S. Wilson.
Mr. J. Harry Spann has gone to
Yorkville, to visit relatives.
Dr. Frank E. Holman has gone to
Philadelphia, to resume his duties as
one of the resident physicians in the
Protestant Episcopal Hospital.
Mr. Hal Dick, of Columbia, spent
Friday in the city.
Mr. D. Bull, of Stateburg, was in
the city Saturday.
Mr. Geo. Lee, of Greenville, is visit
ing Maj. Lo ring Lee.
Miss Glennie Biggs, of Florence,
is visiting friends in the city
Mr. Walter Stansill, late of Colum
bia, has returned to the city.
Mr. George M. Stuckey, of Bishop
ville, was in the city Thursday.
Mr. W. P. Newman, of Elliotts, was
in the city Saturday on business.
Mr. Porcher Gaillard, of Providence,
is visiting Mr. Samuel B. Mitchell.
Miss Jane Purdy returned on
Monday from a visit to relatives in
Florence Times : Mrs. J. L. Gunn
has gone to Sumter, to spend several
days with friends.
* Rev. James McDowell has returned
home, after visiting his son, Dr. J.
D. McDowell, at Yorkville.
Mr. J. Harry Spann, just graduated
at the S. C. College, is visiting his
father, Mr. J. McF. Spann.
Mr. J. Dickson SoU?ns, of Lancas
ter County, is visiting his aunt, Miss
A C. Weeks, at the Ingram House.
Mrs. Cobb, of Bennettsvile, the
mother of Ber. H. H. Covington, was
the guest o? Col and Mrs. S. D Lee
last wee3? " '
Mr. J. Frank Pate left last Friday
evening for Milwaukee, Wis., to
attend the annual session of the
National Council Jr. O. U. A. M.
Misses Fannie McCaughria, of New
berry, Adelaide Gaston, of Chester,
and Lily Hoieombe, of Stafceburg, were
the guests of CoL and M:r,3. S. D.
Lee last week.
Miss Leila Dick is at home from
Baltimore, to spend some vtime. She
has recently completed the course of
study and training in the school for
nurses of the Johns Hopkins hospital.
Mr. R. W. McCutchen, of Bishop
viile, who is a member of the County
Board of Education, was in the city
today, to assist Superintendent of
Education Baskin in conducting the
teachers' examination on last Friday. F
Mr. D. M. Young and family left
on last Friday for Merced, Cali
fornia, where they will make their
home in the future. The best wishes
of their friends attend them to their
new home in the land of sunset.
The Alumni Association of Wofford
College, Spartanburg, has elected B. ?
H. Moss, of Orangeburg, as the next
annual orator, with Dr. J. A. Mood,
of Sumter, as the alternate.
Some of the members of the First
.Baptist Church will serve ice cream
and cake at the Seminary on the 25th.
- All of the college boys are at home
for the summer and a revival of inter
est in baseball is anticipated.
Five white and about thirty colored
teachers appeared for examination
before Superintendent of Education
Baskin last Friday
Tuesday evening the 10th instant
at sunset began the Jewish festival,
Pentecost, or Feast of Weeks, which is
celebrated in commemoration of the
giving of the law on Sinai.
The Methodist Sunday School spent
a pleasant day at Cane Savannah last
Thursday. The picnic was largely at
tended, and everyone, especially the
children, enjoyed the outing.
There may be something better than
a juicy blackberry pie, with a pitcher
of cold sweet milk handy, but we
would not leave that in search of other
The Independent and Palmetto fire
companies of Columbia, both of which
have decided to enter hose wagon and
hand reel teams in the Sumter tourna
ment, have decided to make the trip
by the Atlantic Coast Line.?The
The card of Mr. H. L. Scarborough,
announcing that he will not be a
candidate for re-election to the office
of County Treasurer, will be a surprise
to nearly everyone and a source of
regret to his many friends, who by
their votes have kept him in office for
eight years. He has been a most effi
cient officer and has given entire satis
There will be a special meeting of
the Woodmen of the World this
evening at S o'clock. Thirty candi
dates will "ride the goat.'! A special j
report on the forthcoming barbecue
will be made. Every member is ex
pected to be present.
? The M#riage of Rev. Henry H. Coving
ton and Miss Marie Cozier Lee.
The marriage cf Rev. Henry .
; Covington, rector of tbe Church of
the Holy Comforter, this city, and
Miss Mr.rie. eldest daughter of Col
E. D. Lee, was celebrated m the
Church of the Holy Comforter at 7.30
o;clock last Thursday evening, Bishop
Ellison Capers reading the service.
The chnich was exquisitely deco
rated with palms, smilax vines, ever
greens and potted plants, the color
scheme, green and white, being car
ried out in all tL- details of the deco
The bridal party entered the church
in the following order, while the wed
ding march was being played on the
organ accompanied by the violin :
Eight little girls?Emma Baker,
Marguerite McLeod, Louise Yeadon,
Alice Childs, Virginia Reynolds, Clara
Childs, Beatrice Sumter and Ollie
Delgar?all wearing white dresses and
linked together by v white satin rib
bons. Then came the ushers, Messrs.
i W. Loring Lee, W. R Burgess,
Elisha Carson and H. A. Moses, fol
lowed by Miss Elizabeth Lee, the maid
of honor, who immediately preceded
the bride, who came in with her father,
CoL R. D. Lee.
At the chancel rail the bridal party
was met by the groom, who entered
from the vestry room, accompanied by
Mr. E. Y. Green.
The beautiful marriage service of
the church was impressively" perform
ed by Bishop Ellison Capers.
After the ceremony at the church a
reception was held at CoL Lee's resi
dence, at which only the bridal party
and a few near relatives were present.
The marriage was attended by a
large crowd, more than half of those
who were present and desirous of
witnessing the ceremony being unable
to gain admission to the church, which
was crowded to the door fully a half
hour before the appointed time.
Miss E. W. McLean, of Cheraw, who
has taught in the Washington Street
School for the past four years, has
resigned, to accept a position in^the
Cheraw School to which she was elect
ed last week. Miss McLean is one of
the most competent teachers connected
with the city schools and her resigna
tion will be generally regretted.
Having a Good Time.
The Imperial Council of the Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine has been hold
ing during the past week, . its
twenty-ninth annual session in San
Francisco, The parade was an impos
ing display. It included about fifteen
hundred nobles, some of them mounted
and many in picturesque Orieniai
attire. The record ,of the past year
is the proudest in the history of the
order, showing a gain of eight thou
sand nobles in the jurisdiction, with
eight temples 'in the United States,
two in Canada, and one in Hawaii.
Sumter was represented by Messrs.
6. A. Lemmon and B. J. Rhame,
both of whom are enthusiastic nobles.
Death of Urs. Hancock.
Mrs. G. W. Hancock, of this city,
died at L15 o'clock yesterday, after a
protracted and painful illness. She
leaves a husband, a son and two
daughters. The funeral took place at
Zhe r?sidence this morning at 9:30
o'clock. Interment at cemetery.
It is announced that Rev. Dr.
Haznpden C. DuBose, the veteran and
among the most distinguished mission
aries of China, is expected to preach
in the Presbyterian church in this
city on the evening of the 22d
instant at 8.30 o'clock. Dr. Dn
jBose will preach at the morning ser
vice of that day in a mass meeting of
the neighboring churches at Mayes
irille, whence he; will come in the
afternoon to this city. His many
friends and admirers will be made glad
by this announcement.
The^ Sumter Union will be held with
the Bishop ville Baptist Church, begin
nining Friday night before the fifth
Sunday in'June. An interesting pro
gramme, covering three days, has been
arranged. AU the churches that com
pose the Sumter Union are specially
requested to represent themselves at
The first cotton bloom of the season
was brought to the Sumter Daily
Item oifice Monday by Mr. Ashley W.
Bradford, a progressive and wide
awake farmer of Privateer.
We acknowledge, with thanks,
an invitation to the opening ball of
the summer season at the Harris
Lithia Springs Hotel, Harris Springs,
S. C, on June 26.
One of the best informed contractors
in this city says fully $120,000 were
expended on new buildings erected in
Sumter between June 1st, 1901, and
June 1st, 1902. The previous year the
amount similarly expended was even
Tom Young, the negro painter, was
before the Mayor last Wednesday for
lighting on Mary street Tuesday after
noon. Joe Green, the prosecuting wit
ness, brought on the fight by dunning
Young for $1.50 which Young owed
him for work. Young pulled a pailing
from a fence and gave Green a beat
ing. In the fracas a pistol was drawn,
but both deny drawing it, owning it
or knowing anything about it. Young
claims that Green drew it and that
he knocked it out of Green's hand,
picked it up and snapped it at Green
twice before he found out that it was
unloaded. Green claims that Young !
drew the pistol. As Young admitted j
beating Green with the fence pailing, !
the Mayor found him guilty and im- !
posed a fine of $5.
John Waldron was sentenced to pay
a fine of $1 for carrying a long piece of i
iron pipe while riding a bicycle. J
Joe and Eugene Dingle were find 83
each for throwing rocks on Liberty I
street at negroes who were returning
from church on Monday night. These !
boys have been rocking people on '
Liberty street at night for some time j
and were finally captured in the act. j
Neither adversity nor prosperity (
ever chang?e a man: each merely
brings out what there is in him.
COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS.
The summer term of the Court of
General Sessions for Sumter County j
convened on Monday morning, with ;
Judge Klugh on the bench.
The following cases had been tried ;
and disposed of up to 4 o'clock :
State vs. Hunter Bell, compound
larceny, guilty: sentenced to six
months on the chaingang.
State vs. George H. Shuler, larceny
of bicycle, guillty: eighteen months
on the chaingang.
State vs. Henry Rivers, grand
larceny. The prisoner pleaded guilty.
As he was only twelve years old, he
received a sentence of twelve montths
in the State reformatory.
The grand jury is still in session,
considering a number of bills of in
Very little was done in court yester
day, as an adjournment from 11 until
4 was taken on account of the campaign
The Grand Jury having completed
their work was discharged after mak
ing a brief presentment.
The State against David Magazine,
assault and battery with intent to kill,
The State against Emma King and
Adeline Cook, two cases, one for house
breaking and one for housebreaking
and larceny, were both continued by
The State against Horace Stukes,
disposing of property under lien, was
begun yesterday and a verdict of
guilty brought in about U o'clock
today. He was sentenced to pay a
fine of $40 or serve six months on the
The State against John Lawson,
housebreaking and larceny of store
of J. L. Jackson atDinkin's Mill, was
begun his morning.
The case of Nelson J. Shaw *or mur
der was set for tomorrow.
PRESENTMENT OF GRAND JURY
The following is the presentment of
the Grand Jury ':
South Carolina, Sumter County. j
To his Honor, J. C. Klugh, Presiding
Judge, June term, 1902:
We, the Grand Jury, beg leave to
make the following presentment :
We have passed upon and returned
to the court all the bills handed out
by the Solicitor.
Since last term of court we have,
by committee, made as full an exami
nation of the county offices as it is
practicable to make at this time. The
offices appear to be well managed and
in good order.
A committee has visited the jail and
find the work recommended at last
term of court has not been done, and
the jury is informed that there is
typhoid fever among the prisoners
We earnestly recommend that the dry
well be attended to at once, as this is
probably the cause of the fever.
Complaint has been made to Grand
Jury, by letter, of the existence, in
the city of Sumter of a disreputable
house, which is a nuisance, and which
the city authorities have failed to
abate. We recommend that this matter
be referred to the local magistrate, with
instructions to thoroughly investigate
the same and take such action as may
Complaint has been made of the
public roads in Stateburg township?
especially the road leading from
Wedgefield to Camden, which has not
been worked in four years. Also the
road leading from Lynchbnrg to
May es vi He. In some places ' telephone
poles have been put up on both, sides
of the road with not more than 12 feet
space between them. We recommend
that the attention of the County Super
visor be called to these complaints
and he be urged to attend thereto at
We would return our thanks to the
court, the Solicitor and court officials
for assistance rendered and courtesies
W. J. Durant, Foreman.
June 17, 1902.
Band Concert and Festival.
The band concert and ice cream fes
tival to take place this evening
promises to be one of those enjoyable
affairs at which the young folks as
well as the older ones can spend a
pleasant evening without hurting
themselves financially. You know
that an evening spent in the open air
is beneficial to your health. Why not
come out? Your presence will be- ap
preciated. Isn't it a pleasure to watch
the little ones enjoy themselves! Let
yours come out and come yourself, to
the Academv green, Wednesday, June
IS YELLOW POISON
in your blood ? Physicians call
it Halar?a! Germ. It can be seen
changing red blood yellow under
microscope. It works day and
night. First, it turns your com
plexion yellow. Chilly, aching
sensations creep down your
backbone. You feel weak and
a ROBERTS' CHILL TONIC
ft will stop the trouble now. It
enters the blood at once and
drives out the yellow poison.
If neglected and when Chills,
Fevers, Night-Sweats and agen-4
eral break-down come later on,
Roberts' Tonic will cure you
then?but why wait? Prevent
future sickness. The manufac
turers know all about this yel
low poison and have perfected
Roberts' Tonic to drive it out,
m nourish your system, restore 9
S appetite, purify the blood, pre
ss vent and cure Chills, Fevers and
Malaria. It has cured thous
ands?It will cure you, or your
money back. This is fair. Try
it. Price, 25 cents.
A. J. CHINA, T. D. CHANDLER.
Estate of Dr. John H. Furman,
All persons having claims against afore
said Estate will present same duly at
tested, and all persons indebted to said
Estate will make immediate payment to
RICH'D B. FURMAN, M. D.,
June 4?3t Qualified Administrator.
co F I S Q ' S ? C U R E F O Ri - to
I Mill I II H III II 111 HI ?
; C Q S U M ?TI ON t: y
About a hundred and fifty Half-Lined and ^
Full-Lined Sack Suits for Men and Boys ^
will be sold at #
Actual Cost I
STRICTLY FOiTCASH. I
- - *
The lot comprises Stout, Slim and Regular cut Suits ^
in stylish patterns of various fabrics. The price of
each suit is marked in plain figures. There is not a
man in the county who can afford to stay away from ^
this sale, if he intends buying a suit. Hear in mind ^
that we have only about a hundred and fifty suits, as
described, and first callers will be able to make best ^
selections. Everything in Clothing, Hats and Fur- ^
nishing Goods as cheap or cheaper than you can buy
Clothier and Furnisher
Phone 166. Snmter, S. C. f
The cards of candidates for cormty and
State offices will be inserted in this column
oouutinuouelj until the Primary Election
for Fire ($5) Dollars, payable cash in ad
FOR JUDGE OF PROE ATE.
Thankful to the citizens of Sumter
County for their suffrages in the past, I
most respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for re-election as Judge of Pro
bate at ensuing Primary. I will abide the
result of the Primary and support the
nominees of the Democratic party. Yours
for service, THOS. V. WALSH.
The undersigned begs to announce
to his friends and the voters generally
of Sum ter County that he isa candi
date for the office of County Supervi
sor, subject to the Democratic primary.
He is acquainted with the duties of
the office and will give the same his
best attention if elected.
T. N. Huggins.
SUPT. OF EDUCATION.
We present to the voters of Snmter
county at the primary election the name
of S. Dwight Cain for the office of County
Superintendent of Education. Mr. Cain
is thoroughly qualified, and has been con
stantly engaged in teaching in this, his
native county, and Richland, the past six
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
The friends of T. W. Lee have soli
cited him to allow his name to be used
as a candidate for County Treasurer,
and he has consented. His compe
tency is without question and his
Democracy unimpeachable. Mr. Lee
will abide the result of the primary
and support the nominees of the
The State of South Carolina
COUNTY OP SU TER.
By Thos. V. Walsh, Esq., Probate Judge.
Whereas, Mrs. Lela C. Mellett, widow,
made suit to me to grant her Letters of
Administration of the Estate of and effects
of Soule Mellett, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred and creditors
of the said Soule Mellett, late of said
County and State, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Sumter, S. C, on June
28th, 1902, next, after publication thereof,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 13th day of
June. A. D.. 1902.
THOS. V. WALSH,
June 13?2t Judge of Probate.
Estate of Capt. Jas. fl. McLeod,
ALL persons having claims against said
Estate will present the same, duly attested:
and all persons in any way indebted to
said Estate will make immediate payment
to T. D. McLEOD,
Qualified Executor. !
Rembert P. 0., Sumter Co., S. C.
1 il ^S^SSy
We will be prepared to show you a New
WHITE FIGURED DUCKS,
. LAWNS, INSERTIONS,
VAL. LACES, BELTS,
And another lot of that
In white, cream, light blue and pink,
which we have found so hard to keep in