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PRQCEED1B6S OF CITY COUNCIL.
Toe Bel! Telephone Company is in It.
The Council held the regular semi
monthly meeting at 12 o'clock last
Wednesday, with every member
The regular order of business was dis
pensed Vith, and the only matter of
importance to be considered was the
application of the Southern Bell Tele
phone and Telegraph Company for a
. franchise to establish cmd operate a
telephone exchange in this city. The
application was accompanied by a nu
merously signed petition from citi
zens, urging the favorable action of
. Council on the application.
K. O. Pnrdy, representing the Sum
ter Telephone Company, presented a
written argument against granting the
Horace H arby, Jr., made an argu
ment in behalf of the Bell company.
The members of Council discussed
the matter extensively. When the
vote was taken a tie resulted, to wit:
For granting the franchise : W. H.
Epperson, P. P. Finn, E. W. Hurst,
X A. Schwerin : against granting the
franchise: D. J. Chandler, G. W.
Dick, W. B. Boyle, G. F. Epperson.
Mayor Stuckey cast the deciding
vote in favor of the Bell franchise.
The franchise. granted permits the
Bell company to operate a local tele
phone exchange under a perpetual
right. The only restrictions are that
the Bell company shall not, for a pe
riod of five years, charge more than
?3.50 per month for business tele
phones and $2 per month for residence
telephones, nor less than any compet
ing telephone company.
The ordinance prepared by the Bell
company for adoption by Council is in
form and effect a perpetual contract and
stipulates that, in consideration of the
adoption of the ordinance, the Bell
Telephone Company agrees to furnish
three telephones to the city fre6 of
charge and to have on each pole one
cross-arm for the use of the city, and
the charge for any additional* tele
phones that the city may need will be
>33 1-3 per-cent, less than the regular
scale of rates.
Comoittee Appointed to Draft Franchise
Ordinance in Lieu of Contract Ordi
nance Presented by Bel! Tele
The City Council met at 2.30 o'clock
^Monday afternoon in extra session.
Present Mayor Stuckey and all of the
Mr. H. lu Scarborough, Superin
tendent of the Sumter Water Compa
ny, requested permission to take a
copy of opinion recently rendered by
Messrs. Lee & Mcise in reference to
city's contract with his company. The
Bl request was refused.
The clerk informed council that he
had a letter from Chicago with an
offer to erect and maintain a telepone
exchange in Sumter, but no action was
taken in reference thereto.
The meeting having been called to
further consider the ordinance permit^
ting the Southern Bell Telephon? and
Telegraph Co., to erect and maintain
a local exchange,
Mr. Schwerin moved that the ordi
nance be read and adopted under sus
pension of the rules requiring two
readings. Mr. Finn seconded the mo
Mr. Chandler opposed the adoption
of an ordinance prepared by a corpo
ration seeking privileges under the
ordinance, and moved tb**t the matter
be referred ,to a spceial committee
and they be ?uthorized to employ an
attorney to assist them in drawing an
ordinane that will safeguard the inter
ests of the citizens of Sumter.
Mr. Finn wanted immediate action.
Dr. Dick said he was opposed to
extra meetings and signing agreements
oh the streets and endorsed Mr. Chand
The Mayor believed in a wide open
policy, but thinks council should pro
ceed deliberately in making a contract
of so much importane3.
Mr. Finn said he would yield and
agree that further *time be taken.
Mr. Chandler's motion prevailed,
Mr. Schwerin voting, no.
The '!Mayor appointed Aldermen
Hurst, Finn, Boyle and Dick to have
the ordinance prepared.
Mr. Chandler stated that Mr. W.
c Y. Fair declared that there was a mis
take iu accepting his offer to macdam
ize Main street from Liberty to Repub
lican street 450 feet at $60 for each 50
feet for 4 inches of rock. That his
offer was for 2 inches of rock, but that
he would do the work* putting down
4 inches of rock for $650. Mr. Chand
ler moved that action be now taken.
Mr. Schwerin moved that Mr. Fair's
popositicn be postponed to a regular
meeting as the present meeting was
called to consider the Southern Bell
Telephone and Telegraph Co. ordi
nance only. Dr. Dick seconded the
motion, but it was defeated.
Mr. Chandler then moved that Mr.
Fair be offered $66 for every 50 feet,
i. e. 10 per cent above his offer and
the motion was carried, Mr Schwerin
The former paving committee,
Messrs. Chandler, Finn and G. F.
Epperson were appointed to take
charge of the matter.
Council adjourned to meet ?n regu
lar session on July 8th instead of July
9th, as the Senatorial campaign meet
ing is to be held in Sumter on the lat
FIRE AT MANNYILLE.
The Residence of L. R. Dixon Burned
The dwelling house of Mr. lu R.
Dixon, of Mannville, was burned
last Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The loss on house and contents was
almost total, not more than $1(>0 worth
of clothing and furniture being saved.
There was $800 insurance on the house.
The fire was of accidental origin, it
having started in the kitchen.
Marlboro Boys in Sumte r.
The Marlboro Democrat, of Ben
nettsville, prints the following :
*'A letter from one of our Marlboro
bovs now living in Sumter, and which
we" regret we cannot publish this
week, says that all the Marlboro boys
liave splendid crops this year?cotton
lapping in five foot rows. Mr. Wood
ley's oat crop turned out 50 bushels
per acre.- Crops are about all laid by
with them and they can come over
and visit their old homes."
SUMMER SCHOOL CLOSED.
A Very Successful and Satisfactory
? Month's Work In the Cause of Education.
The summer school for the teachers
of Sumter county which had been in
session in this city for four weeks was
ciosed on Saturday, June 28th.
In his report to the State Su
perintendent of Education, Mr. S. H.
Edmunds, principal of the summer
school, says :
"This school lias been altogether
one of the most satisfactory that
I have had the privilege of con
ducting. We had a good enrollment
of zealous, hard working teachers, the
attenfiance was excellent, the applica
tion of the teachers exemplary, and
the work of my co-laborers, Miss Dick
and Mr. Rambo, all that could be de
sired. I have appended a detailed ac
count of the work in the several de
partments, together with the reports
required by yourself.''
" The school was divided into two
departments?Class A and Class B.
In Class A. the subjects studied were,
Music: primary methods, Geography
and Grammar. In this, department
there were 20 students. In Class B,
Music, primary methods and literature.
In this department there were 11
students. * * * *
"In conclusion it is but just that I
should acknowledge that much of the
success of the school is due to the
active and intelligent co-operation of
the County Superintendent of Educa
tion, Mr. W. P. Baskin."
Stores to Close on July 4.
We, the undersigned merchants of
Sumter, hereby agree to close our
places of business on Friday, July, 4 :
Levi Bros, Sumter - Grocery Compa
ny, Schwartz Bros., V. H. Phelps,
Levy & Moses, Horn Dry Goods Corn
pan v. O'Donnell & Co., R. Plowden,
T. *G. Seaffe, Ernst A. Bultman,
Mrs. L, Atkinson, Arthur Belitzer,
H. W. Hood, M. H. Beck, Stubbs
Bros. & Cuttino, "Cash Grocery Store,
M. Green, Diamond Racket Store, B.
J. Barnett, Miss McDonald, L. B.
Durant, Ducker & Bultman, A. A.
Strauss & Co., Bultman & Bro., W.
3. Burns, John Reid, L. W. Folsora,
Frank B. Grier, W. E. Yates,
Knight Bros., D. J. Chandler. T. S.
Gregory, Witherspoon Bros. & Co.,
M. B. R?ndle. DeLorrne's Pharmacy
(Sunday hours), J. S. Hughson &
Co. (Sunday hours), Sumter Phar
macy /Sunday hours), The Sumter
Drug Company (Sundav hours), H.
G. Osteen & Co., H. W". Ccooer, R.
F. Hoyt, J. D. Craig Furniture Co.,
Miss Corinne Miller, C. F. McFadin,
J. Frank Pate, J. RyttenbeTg & Sons. '
A short tim? ago the Sumter Com
press Company complained to the. rail
road commission that the railroads
had reduced for this year the rates
allowed for compression of cotton from
8 1-2 tv 6 cents per 100 pounds. The
commission took the matter up with
Messrs. Emerson and Powell of the
Southern, who gave the information
that the roads had decided not to al
low more than 6 cents a hundred for
compression, this being the result of
bids from compresses outside the
State. They said further that they
did not intend to allow any compress
at any place more than this^sum this
season. The commission gave the
Sumter concern this information and
the Sumter management has asked
the commission to take the matter up.
Heretofore the commission has taken
the view that compression is simply a
matter of transportation, of interest
to the roads alone ; that the roads pro
vided it for their own convenience:
that the commission could go no fur
ther than fix a rate on ' ' soft' ' cotton.
But no action has yet been taken in
this particular case.?The State,
Prof. Frank E. Adams, who sang at
the Opera House this week, has been
secured as director of vocal music in
the S. M. A. and S. F. S. He will
remain in Sumter during the summer
months and will conduct a summer
school for vocal culture at the semi
nary, which will open July 1. Several
stu?ents have already been enrolled.
Prof. Claude McFall, director of the
music department of the S. M. A.
and S. F. S., took his diploma, with
high honors, this week, at the Royal
Conservatory, Liepzieg. Germany.
Sumter Set the Pace.
The firemen's tournament craze has
struck the neighboring town of Flor
ence, as witness the following from
"Thematter of holding a firemen's
tournament in Florence some time
soon seems to be taking well. A num
ber of citizens have expressed a hope
that the tourney can be arranged, and
have promised tangible aid in the way
of contributions, for it will take some
money. The firemen are greatly in-^
terested and are going to work al
ready. September seems to be the
most satisfactory time for the event,
and Labor Day has been suggested.
Former tournaments held here have
been eminently successful."
The concert given by the Second
Regiment band in the opera house last
Wednesday night drew a very
fair-sized audience, notwithstand
ing the firemanic excitement,
and the programme rendered
was a thoroughly enjoyable one for all
who were so fortunate as to have been
The dance given by the S. L. I. last
Wednesday night in the Ar
mory hall was well attended
by the elite of Sumter, as
well as by many society people from
neighboring towns. The occasion was
a thoroughly enjoyable one in every
respect. The music was furnished by
the Second Regiment band.
A severe wind storm, followed by
rain, passed over the city last
Thursday night about 10 o'clock.
No serious damage was done,
but a number of trees were
uprooted and the falling limbs broke
and tangled the electric light and tele
phone wires. On Main street between
Canal and Calhoun there was quite a
display of electricity when the tele
phone and electric light wires came
into contact. The current was turned
off at the power station as soon as
possi, b?e and no damage resulted ex
cept the burning of fuses in a great
COAST LINE OFFICIALS.
Change of Officiais?A Sumter Boy
Thomas M. Emerson, traffic man
ager of the Atlantic Coast Line, has
annnonnced through circulars the fol
! lowing changes of officials in the
! traffic department, to be effective after
i July 1st, when the consolidation with
! the Plant System begins : _
Horace M. Emerson, assistant traffic
manager with office at Wilmington ;
R. A. Brand, general freight agent,
first division, Wilmington: James
; Menzies general freight agent, second
division, Savannah ; W. J. Craig,
general passenger agent, Wilmington ;
James W. Perrin, assistant general
freight agent, Wilmington ; A; C.
Kenley, freight claim agent, Wil
mington; Ernest Williams, general
freight and passenger agent of the
Charleston and Western Carolina,
with office at Augusta, Ga. vice, W.
J. Craig, promoted : W. G. Pulliam,
divison frieght and passenger agent,
with headquarters at Wilmington, vice
Ernest Williams, promoted. His
jurisdiction will extend over that part
of the line south and west of Rowland
and Wilmington and north of Charles
ton and Augusta.
The Atlantic Coast Line will be
operated in two traffic divisions. The
first divisions will comprise all of the
roads north of Charleston, Augusta
and Columbia. The second division
will comprise all of the roads south of
Charleston, which formerly constitut
ed the Plant Systems of railways.
All communications relating to
feight traffic in the first division will
be addressed to Wilmington and the
second to Savannah. AU communica
tions relating to passenger traffic will
be addressed to the general passenger
agent, Wilmington. Mr. Menzies is
a Plant System man and Mr. Craig
comes from the Charleston and
Whestern Carolina. All the others are
from the Coast Line.
Sumter Concerns in Charter Mill.
The Horn Dry Goods Company, of
Sumter, has been chartered by the
Secretary of State, with a capital
stock of* 85,000. The officers are J,
M. Morrow, president; J'. H. Bass,
vice president, and W. W. Horn, sec
retary and treasurer and general man
A commission has been issued to
Stubbs Bros., a Sumter general mer
cantile company, which will manufac
ture clothing and gents' furnishing
On the evening of July 22nd the Sec
ond Regiment Band and the Sumter
Light infantry will jointly present in
the Opera House a Musical-Military
Spectacular, that will be the most
ambitious and greatest thing of the
kind ever undertaken by local organ
izations. The entertainment will open
with a minstrel which will be fol
lowed by a comic opera sketch and
will close with a spectacular produc
tion of the Bat?le of San Juan Hill.
There will be between 75 and 100 per
sons in the cast.
The Black River Union at Paxviile.
Paxville, June 28.?The Black River
Union now in session here, is unusu
ally well attended both by delegates,
visitors and the community. The
preachers in attendance are Rev.
Messrs. C, C. Brown, D. D., and F.
M. Satterwhite. Sumter, J. O.
Gouglt and G. T. Gresham, of Man
ning, and M. A. Connors, of Sum
merton. Rev. T. J. Rooke. of Lake
City and T. D. Thames, of Edgefield,
are among the visitors.
The Paxvillle school trustees have
elected two of the three teachers
which the school requires: Mr. A. T.
Davis, of Chesterfield county, (A. B.
of the S. C. . A.). principal, and
Miss Sophie Huggins ( . E. of the
S. C. C. L ). first assistant.
The posto fii ce has recently been fit
ted up with lock boxes. These were
so quickly taken that the postmaster
intends to put in more soon.
The Concert Tuesday Night.
The concert given by Miss Ewell's
music class at1 he Opera House on the
24th nit., was a thoroughly enjoyable
entertainment and reflected much
credit upon both teacher and pupils.
One of the features of the occasion
was the scarf drill, in which the par
ticipants' wore the colors of the Sum
ter firemen. On account of the excite
ment incident to the approaching fire
men's tournament, the attendance
was not so large as it otherwise would
have been and as it-richly deserved,
yet all who attended were thoroughly
pleased and delightfully entertained.
The Sumter firemen are fairly well
satisfied with the financial results of
the . tournament. Delgar won one
prize of 8200, Monaghan won one
second prize of 850 and one third
prize of 825: each squad received
$186.50 from the grand stands, and the
individual firemen and their friends
who had sporting blood in their veins
and the nerve to back their judgment
cleaned up quite a tidy sum on bets.
How money was wagered on the tourna
ment no one can possibly ascertain with
axactness, but it is admitted as a
fact that the amount that changed
hands was way up in the hundreds, and
Sumter raked in the bulk of it.
There was a fight in the crowd near
the grand stand Thursday afternoon,
during the progress of the hose wagon
races, between Mr. D. G. Zeigler and
a man named Collins. The fight was
over a personal matter and had no
connection with the tournament. Tire
belligerents happened to meet in the
crowd and previous ill-feeling resulted
in blows. This was the only disturb
ance of any kind during the tourna
ment and the only time the' police
were called on to make an arrest.
The members of the poilce force
and their assistants deserve credit for
the order maintained and the efforts
they made to keep the track clear
during the races. The firemen say
that tb.6 track was kept clearer of
crowds and they had a better showing
to do their work without inter
ference than they have ever had at
The monthly meeting of the S. L.
L, which was to have been held on the
26th, was, on account of the firemen's
festivities, postponed until Thursday
night of this week.
CONDITION OF THE CROPS.
The Weekly Bulletin of the' Uni
ted States Weather Bureau.
The following weather-crop report
for the State has been issued by the
weather bureau, J. W. Bauer, direc
The week's weather was generally
favorable for farm work, and cultiva
tion made good progress, so that most
of the early corn and some cotton
were laid by in fine condition, with
only a few grassy fields noted, and
these can easily be cleaned, as the
grass is small.
Corn continues to look well, and
over the eastern counties is the finest
crop in years. Early corn is also
promising over the western portions of
the State. On sandy lands, where
the rainfall was excessive, corn is fir
ing. Stubble corn is coming up to
Cotton suffered from excessive mois
ture in Barnwell and Orangeburg
counties and a few contiguous dis
tricts, but elsewhere continues to do
well. In most places it is blooming
freely and has "put on bolls. A few
reports indicate that it is growing too
much to weed. Lice continue to infest
and damage it over limited areas. The
Meixcan weevil is still confined to
Marlboro county. Sea island cotton
needs rain. ;
The first part of the week ending
Monday, June 30, was too cool for the
best development of crops, and the
later part was very hot. The average
temperature was 77 degrees, which is
about 3 degrees below normal. The
week had a maximum of 101 degrees
at Gillisonville cn the 27th, and a
minimum of 53 degrees at Seivern on
the 23d. The sunshine was about nor
mal. Damaging high qjinds prevail
ed over the whole State on the night
of the 26th, but the greatest injury,
to crops, fruit trees and buildings oc
curred along the North Carolina bor
de recount i es.
Early in the week there were scat
tered showers over the Ssvannsh val
ley, the southeastern, central, eastern
and northeastern counties, heavy in a
few localities; on the 26th, showers
occurred over all but the southeastern
and eastern counties. Rains occurred
every day in Cherokee, Lancaster and
York counties. A serious drought
exists in Beaufort and Charleston
counties, while a number of other
widely separated localities need rain,
but in Orangeburg and Barnwell
counties, and adjacent districts, there
has been a harmful excess of rain.
Hail occurred in a number of localties,
with, however, only slight damage to
Tobacco improved since it received
the needed rain, but curing made slow
Rice is a fine crop and Jane rice is up
to good stands.
Wheat and oats continue to give poor
yields over the western portions of
Peaches are still rotting and drop
ping ; pears are blighting. The fruit
crop is, with few exceptions, inferior
in quality and quantity.
Peas are coming up to fine stands.
Minor crops are generally promising.
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S BILLION DOLLAR SESSION.
The Enormous Appropriation Made
by Congress?Reckless Ex
Washington, Julyl.?Chairman Can
non of the house appropriations com
mittee today, presented a statement of
the appropriations made at tho pres
ent session of congress, showing a
total of S7 0,063,837, not including the
large amounts that will be required
for the isthmian canal, and public
building and river and harbor con
tracts. In his statement Mr. Cannon
says in part :
"An analysis of this table shows
' that the total estimated expenditures
forecast by the executive departments
aggregated $776,348,318; that the total
appropriations made, exclusive of $50,
130,000 toward an isthmian canal, ag
gregating 8750,063,837. The appropria
tions made in the regular annual bills,
for ordinary expenses of the govern
ment payable during the fiscal year
1903, aggregate $595,502,705, which,
together with the sums carried under
permanent appropriations, and exclu
sive of the amount required by the
sinking fund, makes a total of $665,
428,925. In the nature of things, and
in the light of past experience this
entire sum will never be expended,
but will probably be reduced in the
neighborhood of 10 per cent. The
revenues of the government, as now
estimated, on tho basis of the revenue
reduction legislation enacted at this
session, amount to $640,520,630. The
expenditures to be made under the ap
propriations of this session will not
exceed $600,000,000 or a sum approxi
mating $40,000,000 less than the reve
nues which we expect to derive under
the revenue laws as revised by this
' Representative Livingston of Geor
gia, the ranking Democrat of the ap
propriations committee, submitted a
statement showing, with the inclusion
of the isthmian canal, river and har
bor, and other prospective expendi- ?
tures, appropriations of over one bil- ?
lion dollars dnring the past session.
His statement says, in part :
4 ' The direct appropriations made at
this session of congress, including the
isthmian canal appropriation, reach
the astounding aggregate of $800,193,
837. To this sum should be added
the further amount of $259,373,215
to include contracts authorized to be
entered into in addition to the specific
appropriations which are made. These
contract authorizations, are in the na
ture of promissory notes of the govern
ment, issued by this session of con
gress, to be met and liquidated, in the
future, and constitute as much a part
of the appropriations chargeable to
this session as are the specific appro
priations made, and which are to be
espended, not at once'but throughout
the coming fiscal year.
"The two sums aggregating $1,059,
577,052. The appropriations, includ
ing authorized contracts, of this ses
sion exceed those, including con
tracts, of the last session by $270,798,
"The last session of the fifty-third
congress, for the fiscal year 1896 was
Democratic in both branches, and the
government was administered by Mr.
Cleveland. It therefore affords fair
ground for the purpose of comparison.
The difference betweeii the total then
and now amounts to the startling sum
of $558.881,768, or more than as much
again as it required to conduct the
affairs of government under a Demo
cratic congress and executive
And the Members of House Are
Washington, July 1.?Amid a scene
of enthusiasm that has not been
paralleled since the exciting and stir
ring days of the Spanish war, Speaker
Henderson at 5.3Q o'clock this after
noon declared the house of representa
tives adjourned without day. In do
ing so he said that no house of repre
sentatives since the adoption of the
constitution had done as much work
as this one. The audience to which
he made his brief address was a bril
liant one. The galleries were banked
to the doors and almost two-thirds
of the members were in their seats on
the floor. The speaker's appreciative
words to the members in thanking
them for their cooperation during the
session had touched a responsive chord
and "they gave him a remarkable de
monstration of their friendship and
good will. Whi te the cheering and ap
plause were still in progress the mem
bers on the floor began singing "My
Country, 'Tis of Thee." It was taken
up by the correspondents in the press
gallery over the speaker's chair and
by the spectators in the surrounding
galleries and soon the vast hall was
ringing with the swelling chorus.
Other patriotic airs followed as the
members exchanged farewell. "The'
Star Spangled Banner" alternating
with "Dixie." The speaker came
down from his rostrum, his appearance
on the floor being greeted with "For
He's a Jolly Good Fellow," and a per
fect rush of members to grasp his
hand. Standing in front of the clerk's
desk he, too, joined in the songs and
there was a wild scene when Gen.
Hooker of Mississippi, the old cne
armed Confederate veteran, took his
place by the side of the speaker, and
together they sang "Dixie." Mr.
Candler, a Mississippi Democrat,
jumped upon a desk and let out a veli
of iubilation that fairly shook the
rafters. For almost half an hour the
jubilation continued. All this time
the spectators remained standing in
the galleries watching the animated
scene below and joining in the singing.
The adjournment came at the end of
a seven and a half hours' session dur
ing which minor business was trans
acted. In all 70 bills and resolutions
were passed. The general good feeling
in the house had been heightened by
the victory won over the senate on the
item incorporated in the naval appro
priation bill for the building of battle
ships in a government yard.
Washington, July 1.?After a ses
sion marked by some of the stormiest
debates ever heard in the American
congress, the senate adjourned sine
die at 5.30 this afternoon.
During the last hours of the session
there was a tart debate on the Philip
pine question participated in by
Messrs. Carmack of Tennessee, Spoon
er of Wisconsin, Culberson of Texas,
McComas of Maryland, and Lodge of
Massachusetts. The conference report
on the Philippine government bill was
adopted without very serious opposi
tion and then when the decks of the
senate were cleared for adjournment,
Mr. Carmack called up his resolution
providing for a continuance of the in
vestigation of tho Philippine committee
and for a visit to the Philippine isl
ands by, the committee during the
present summer. This started the
trouble, and for more than an hour a
battle of words was waged. The reso
lution was referred to a committee,
thus effectually killing it.
Just before adjournment the usual
resolutions were adapted, including one
offered by Mr. Ccckrell, the venerable
Democrat of Missouri cordially thank
ing President Pro Tempore Frye for
"the dignified, impartial and cour
teous manner in which he had presided
over the deliberations of the senate."
After the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Frye delivered a feeling response
and then declared the senate adjourn
ed without a day.
Queen Alexandra Reviews Troops.
London, July 1.?The reappearance
today of Queen Alexandra as a partic
ipant in a public ceremony practically
marks the end of the period of anxiety
caused by King Edward's condition.
Her presence at the review of the colo
nial troops by the Prince of Wales
greatly increased public enthusiasm
over what in itself was a picturesque
and interesting event. Upwards of
2,500 colonials were brought from the
various encampments and marched
through great crowds down Constitu
tion Hill, which was lined with
troops, past Buckingham palace, which
for a week has-been the centre of such
supreme interest, and along the Siali
to Horse Guards parade.
* Women Not Wanted.
The Atlantic Coast Line has served
notice on the women stenographers,
who passed into its employment in the
consolidation of the road with "he
Plant System, that their services will
not be needed after August 1. The
Atlantic Coast Line does not employ
women. The explanation is thaji the
work is considered too strenuous for
them, resulting in their absence fre
quently when their services are need
ed most. Consequently men stenog
raphers will take the places of the
women on August 1.
9 It may or may not be true that
people gen erally eat more meat than
is good for them. There is no doubt,
however, that they are now paying
more for it than is good for them.
The foolish business man says times
are too dull to advertise. The wise man
says ' ' business being dull, I must ad
vertise liberally to attract trade."
FrGm Sumter ic Popular Summer Hssoris,
Via A. C. L
Now effective and continuing to and
including Saturday, August 23, the
following week-end rates will apply
To Sullivan's Island and Isle of
Palms?Tickets sold Saturdays and
Sundays, limited to return net later
than Tuesday morning following date
of sale, $3.00. Also to Con way (fcr
Myrtle Beach), sold Saturday and
limited to Monday.
To Wilmington, N. C?Tickets sold
Saturdays and Sundays, limited to re
turn not later than Monday following
date of sale, 83.00.
To Waterloo, Spartan burg, Green
ville and Cross Hill, S. C?Tickets
sold Saturdays and Sunday mornings,
limited to Monday following date of
To Glenn Springs, S. C?Tickets
sold Saturdays and Sunday mornings,
limited to return not later than Mon
day following date of sale, $4.00.
To Georgetown, S. C? Tickets sold
Saturdays' and Sundays, limited to re
turn not later than Tuesday morning
following date of sale, $3.00.
Iron-clad signature form tickets,
limited to continuous passage, to be
Baggage will only be checked to
Ch rleston on tickets to Sullivan's
Island and Isle of Palms.
For information, address T. M. Em
erson.* traffic manager, Wilmington,
N. C., or call on J. T. China, ticket
agent, passenger station, Sumter,
of the condition and business of
Tie "Bart if Slier;' tarter, 81
At the close of the quarter ending June
30, 1902, published in conformity with
the Acts of the General Assembly.
Loans and Discounts, * $532.878 93
Bonds, 12.0C0 00
Furniture and Fixtures, 1.500 CO
Cash on hand. Cash Items and
Cash due by other Banks
and Bankers. 29,145 37
Total, $275.524 30
Capital stock paid in, $, 75,000 CO
Deposits. 114.073 96
Due to other Banks and Bank
ers, 572 43
Rediscounts. 60,768 77
Bills Payable, 10,000 00
Semi-annual ^Dividend, payable
on and after July 1. 1902. 3,000 00
Undivided profits, 12,109 14
Total, $275, 24 30
The State of South Carolina, ? g g
Sumter County, ) ' ??*
I, W. F. RHAME, ' Cashier of 41The
Bank of Sumter," do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true, to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
W. F. RHAME. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
1st day of July, A.D., 1902.
MARK REYNOLDS, [l. s.]
a Notary Public for S. C.
Correct Attest :
W. F. B. HAYNS\VORTH, )
President. ( ^. .
MARION MOISE. ( ! <^? ?~
R. L. COOPER. )
Winthrop Gigs ???sM? as?
The examinations for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop College
and for the admission of new students will
be held at the County Court House on Fri
day, July 11th, at 9 a. m.
Applicants must not be less than fifteen
years of age.
When scholarships are vacated after
July 11th, they will be awarded to those
making the highest average at this exami
The next session will open September
For further information and a catalogue
address Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock HilL
S. C. \*
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