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"MESS NO. EIGHT.
A Remarkable Reunion at Swan?
sea of Confederate Veterans.
Special to The State.
Swansea, May ll.-The Confederate
veterans will meet in Columbia this
week for a reunion. Last week a
most successful and also remarkable
reunion took place in Swansea, 22
miles south of Colombia, and good
feeling flowed among the participants
like rivers of sparkling wine, and ten?
der memories of last week with those
five vets, will ever grow fresher and
more joyous. Company K of the Sec?
ond cavalry was composed largely of
Furman university students. Ten of
these students formed a mess known
as**mess No. 8," and of this mess
seven survived when the south l?id
down its arms; but, alas, sad to tell,
two of these splendid young men
Ben j. B. Nichols and John P. Anstin
-poured out their life blood upon
their country's altar in defense of
rights they held so dear, while a tin rd
one (Thos. E. Davenport) died after
haviag been mayor of the city of
Brunswick, Ga.
Five of Mess No. 8, after a separa?
tion of 38 years, each coming from a
' distant home, met at the residence of
Dr. W. T. Brooker, one of the mess,
- in Swansea, and to see them was to
exclaim: '*Behold how they love each
the other."
Dr. Ben H. Knotts, a prominent
physician of Orangebuig county ; Mr.
Joel R. P. Goodlett of the Spartan
Inn, in Spartanburg city ; Mr. W. F.
Rhame, cashier of the Sumter bank;
Dr. Mac B. Harrison, a leading physi?
cian of Palmetto, Fla., and Dr. W. T.
Brooker of Swansea, who is in high
repute professionally and socially, and
is an all-round public spirited citizen,
composed the happy party, and from
two to three days were joyously passed
n tire home of the delighted best.
The deeds and dangers, and joys and
sorrows of their young days were pass?
ed in review, their memories of past
events refreshed. The old ties of
brotherhood which had weathered the
storms of nearly four decades were
strengthened and invigorated and the
hours of their stay together were as
fleeting as the moments of devoted
lovers soon to part
All the members of the mess were
educated, cultured and refined-; noble
sons of noble sires. They have all be?
come more or less prominent ?E life.
CoL A. Blythe, a distinguished
member of the Greenville bar, and Dr.
Jas. M. McClanahan, a. popular and
prominent physician of Oconee, were
the two survivors who were absent
from the happy meeting. The unfor?
tunate failure to have them present
was the only source of regret to each
of those assembled.
Tlie prominence and usefulness of
these gentlemen, the high Christian
character of each of them, the fact of
their being alive and" well, af ter the
lapse of such a period, their assem
. hiing together-in part, at least, by
accident-when most of them had not
seen each other since the close of the
?war, and the unity and good feeling
and harmony and marked affection
-existing between them, which is the
highest possible testimonial to the
worth of tlie men themselves, combine
to render this a most unusual and re?
markable reunion. As remarked by
oae of the party: "It is not likely
that anything equal to this has occur?
red in the history of Confederate re?
unions."
The heads of these veterans are be?
ing silvered and there will come
another reunion, and may this one be
the best of all and with no separation.
J. R. L.
Cotton Manufacturing in the South.
According to Dockham's "Report
and Directory of the Textile Manu?
facture and Dry Goods Trade," there
were approximately 23,529,886 cotton
spindles and 548,412 looms in opera?
tion in the United States at the close
of 1902, an increase of 1,376,960
spindles and 39,229 looms during 1901
01 Tne greater part of th*s increase,
however, must be credited to the last
year, as only 291,424 spindles and
4,46! looms were reported installed
daring 1901. In other words, in round
numbers the country added a million
spindles to its equipment during 1902.
The approximate number of cards in
operation at the close of 1902 was
7,844: of combs "5.605, a decieaes of
297 cards and an increase of 154 combs
over "!900. When it is considered that
there were only 5,235,727 cotton
spindles and 3,209 sets of wool cards
in operation at tne besinning of the
civil war, this growth is trulv marvel?
ous. Of the 1,376.960 spindles added
. during the two years, 1901-02, 1,051,
533 were in the twelve southern states,
leaving 325,407 for the balance of the
country. Tne south had at the close
of the year 1902 approximately 7,279,817
spindles and 170,577 looms, distributed
as follows :
Spindles. Looms.
Alabama, 608,388 ll, Ste
Arkansas, 20,956 240
Georgia, 1,389,815 30.S56
Kentucky, 82,731 1,551
Louisiana, 75,348- 1.820
Marvland, 153,692 2,696
Mississippi, 137,492 4,224
North Carolina, 1,763,311 40,941
South Caolina, 526,946 64,537
Tennessee, 242,378 4,1.34
Texas, 106,880 2,549
Virginia, 172,880 5,426
Totals, 7,279,817 170,577
South Carolina still leads all the
southern states and ranks second in
the Union, with 2,526,946 spindles, an
increase of 393,164 spindles during the
last two years. This table, prepared
by the Textile World, shows dis?
tribution of the world's spindles:
Countries. No. spindles. Per cent.
U. S., north, 15,000,000 13.5
U. S., south, 6,400,000 5.8
Great Bri tai n, 47,000,000 42.6
Other Europe, 34,000,000 30.6
India, 5,200,000 4.7
Japan, 1,100,000 1.0
Other, % 2,000,000 1.8
Totals, 110,700,000 100.0
CASTOR IA
Por Infants and Children.
Tlie Kind You Kaye Always Bough!
Bears the
Signature of
SPAIN KELLEY A FUGITIVE.
Sheriff Smith Says Re Has Fled
the State.
ASKS THAT REWARD BE OFFERED.
Petition From Citizens of Lee
County. Laid Before Governor
Heyward.
Bishopvilie Sentiment Said to Be Against
Kelley.
Columbia, May 13.-Sheriff Smith,
of Lee County, was in the city today
to ask the Governor to offer a reward
for the capture of Kelley, who killed
Creech. The sheriff says that public
sentiment is considerably against Kel?
ley now in view of his escaping,
though it might not have been so had
he given himself up.
When the crime was committed the
sheriff was in Aiken on official busi?
ness, but returned the same day. A
member of Kelley's family told the
sheriff it was unnecessary to go for
him, as he intended to give himself
up. Nevertheless the sheriff went im?
mediately, but found that he had gone.
Members of his family said that they
did not know where he was and they
said they did not expect to see him
back in the immediate future. The
sheriff telegraphed to various points,
but has heard nothing of Kelley. He
is firmly convinced that he is out of the
State and that a reward will be neces?
sary to aid in his apprehension. He
brought along a largely signed peti?
tion, asking that a reward be offered,
and some citizens of the county per?
sonally called on the Governor in re?
ference to the matter.
The Governor will wait a day or two
before acting in hope that something
may be heard of Kelley.
SHOOTING IN CONWAY.
Drunken Man Attacks a Stranger
and Receives Three Bullets in
His Body.
Special to the News and Courier.
Conway, May 13.-W. H. Abrams,
a young man of this place, was shot
and probably fatally wounded yester?
day evening abouts o'clok byLanneau
Stackhouse, of Marion, S. C. The
latter is the eldest son of Senator
James Stackhouse. Mr. Stackhouse
came here on th,e afternoon train to
take this morning's boat for Murrel's
Inlet. About dusk he walked ap the
street from the wharf in company with
Emory Johnson, intending to go into
Kingston Hotel for supper. He and
Johnson were joined near the corner
opposite the Court House by W. T.
Nicholas, and the* three stopped and
engaged in general conversation.
Young Abrams was sitting in a store
door, a few feet away, under the in?
fluence of liqour. He interrupted the
conversation once or twice and cursed
Stackhouse. They were strangers to
each other. Stackhouse told Abrams
to sit down and hush. I don't know
who you are. Abrams took offence,
thrust his hand in his hip pocket, ap?
proached Stackhouse, threw his left
arm back of Stackhouse's neck, he is
much the taller of the two, drawing
Stackhouse's head down on his shoul?
der. Stackhouse drew a 32-calibre
pistol and fired five shots, three tak?
ing effect.
Abrams is in a critical condition.
Three or four eyewitnesses say that
the affray was so sudden and unexpect?
ed that they could hardly realize the
situation until it was over, but all
agree as to the details, and say
Abrams was to blame. Stackhouse
went to the sheriff immediately and
surrendered, and is in jail. He seems
deeply to regret' the occurrence. Mr.
Scarborough, of this Bar, was im?
mediately retained by Mr. Stackhouse
Mr. Abrams isa quiet, orderly young
man, except when drinking.
Robt. B. Sarborough.
The Transandino Railway.
During the last session of the Chili?
an Congress, which closed in Febru?
ary, a bill was passed providing for
the construction of a railway over the
Andes mountains, to connect Buenos
Ayres with Santiago and Valparaiso.
This will be the first line to cross the
continent of South America. This
railway was pro jeted twenty years ago,
and since that time some sort of mea?
sure dealing with the question has
been before each session of Congress :
but each in its turn failed to pass one
or the other branch of the law-making
body until on February 28 last, when
the above mentioned bill became a
law. A railway extending from Buenos
Ayres to the Cumbre of the Cordillera,
at Uspallata Pass, to connect with
the line from Valparaiso is being con?
structed by the Argentine govern?
ment. Work on the.new road is beiiig
pusiied forward on both sides of the
mountains, and prospects are bright for
direct railway connections, within a
few years, between the Atlantic and
Pacific coasts, over the Andes, by a
line extending through the heart of
Chili and Argentina. This road will
shorten the time between Europe and
Chili by six or eight days, as traffic is
now via the Straits of Magellan. The
railway from Buenos Ayres is com?
pleted as far as Puente del Inca, a?
short distance from the Cumbre, and
the line in course of construction in
Chili is completed as far as Salto del
Saldadp, also near the pass over the
Andes, and during the summer months
-Novembe- to April-traffic is carried
on over the mountains, along the
route of the proposed railway, by male
caravans. It requires only one day to
make the trip between the railway
terminals. Tiie pass is crossed at an
elevation of 13,000 feet above sea level,
but the route as surveyed for the rail?
way provides for a tunnel through the
mountains, wi i ich will reduce the
altitude of the highest point reached
by the railroad to considerably below
that of the Combre, where the mule
transports cross.
The house of Mark Twain, built by
him at New Haven, in the days of his
affluence, before his publisher failed,
was sold by auction on Tluirsday. It
was an odd looking structure and was
mach in the shape of a steamboat
ashore.
Proceedings of City Council.
City Connell held a regular meeting
at 6 o'clock p. m. Wednesday with
Mayor Stuckev, and Aldermen Finn,
Hurst, G. "F. Epperson, Boyle,
Schwerin and Dick, present. Alder?
men Chandler and W. H. Epperson
were absent.
Mr. I. A. Ryttenberg appeared. to
request that Council take one car
load brick bats in excess of amount
ordered from him, as one car load had
been sent in by mistake. The request
was granted.
Mr. Boyle for the committee of pub?
lic works reported that a considerable
quantity of brickbats had been given
to the city for the purpose of paving
Harvin street from Kendrick street to
Caldwell street. That they had these
bricks laid with others which had
be6n purchased and sufficient gravel
to finish it. Council confirmed this
action of the committee.
Mr. Boyle again called attention to
the muddy condition of Sumter street
between Dingle street and Oakland
avenue. On his motion it was ordered
repaired with clay, brick or gravel as
the committee of public works may
prefer.
Mr. Schwerin reported that the
committee of public works desires to
cut down a large oak tree on Harvin
street, in front of Dr. J. J. Bossard's
residence, which is decayed and dan?
gerous ; that Dr. Bossard consents to
the removal of the tree if Council will
pay for it, as it stands on his proper?
ty. On Mr. Schwerin's motion Coun?
cil authorized that $1.50 be paid for
the tree and that it be cut down.
Mr. Finn stated the request of the
proprietor of the Hotel Suinter for the
privilege of running a waste water
pipe from the hotel to the Mary street
drain is under consideration by the
Atlantic Coast Line officials and he
thinks the concession will be granted.
Mr.-Finn for the special committee
reported that he had visited Charles?
ton and conferred with Mr. Jas. H.
Dawes, Superintendent of the Ameri?
can Pipe Co., in regard to the pur?
chase of the water works of Sumter
Water Co., and that the company
offers to sell the plant for $110,000,
giving a 60 day option at that figure.
Action was postponed and the commit?
tee was continued.
Mr. Chas. E. Johnson, representing
the Seagraves Co., was present to
offer Council a combined hook and
ladder truck and chemical engine for
the fire department. He presented
specifications for a machine costing
81,800 which had been agreed on by
members of the fire department com?
mittee and by the chief and assistant
chief of the department. Mr. J. G.
R. Wilder, of Mon?hgan Hose Co.,
stated that the machine would be
manned and operated by Monaghan
Hose Co., without additional expense
to the city. Mr. Schwerin moved
that Council purchase the machine.
On motion of Mr. Boyle action was
deferred to a special meeting at 10 a.
m. Friday, the 15th instant.
Mr. Finn stated that he could not
attend the special, meeting and ?as
permitted to record his vote in favor
of the purchase of the machine.
Superintendent of Streets White was
authorized to lay brick and cement
drain and 50 feet of pipe in Harvin
street near Kendrick street.
The special committee appointed to
ascertain and report on additional
street lights asked for by citizens at
various times submitted the following
report : *
Sumter, April 28, 1903.
To the City Council.
Gentlemen : The committee appoint?
ed to inspect the lights of the city
with a view to ascertaining most
urgent demands for location of addi?
tional lights as requested by petition
of citizens, would report as follows :
On the night of 27th instant we
made a tour of the city. The lights
were turned on at 7.45 p. m. except at
the corner of Washington and Liberty
streets where the light began to burn
at 8.05. This appears to be late for
April. Most of the lights are poor
and should be improved by putting in
new lamps. Poorest of all are thc
Main street lights. In some instances
there are no globes, and these should
be replaced. The lamp at Church and
Broad streets is more frequently out
than burning and that is an important
point.
At the corner* of Main and Warren,
at corner of Washington and Warren
and at corner of Oakland avenue and
Sumter street the lights are not placed
to the best advantage and-shouid each
be moved where the lights will be
more effective. A few feet in each in?
stance will be all that is necessary.
Some tree limbs should be cut down
in Warren and Sumter streets as they
seriously obstruct the lights. These
alterations and better care of thc
lamps will help the situation. But we
are not getting as good lighting as we
once did, nor as we ought to have.
We recommend that five lamps be
added to the system as follows : One
at corner of Magnolia and Calhoun
streets; one at corner of Salem Avenue
and Liberty street: one at corner of
Main and Bee streets; one on Broad
street: one at A. C. L. crossing on
Sumter street.
RespectXullv submitted.
" E. W. Hurst,
W. B. Boyle,
Committee.
The report of the Committee was
adopted, and the lights were ordered
j put in as recommended.
In reference to request of council
that Mr. H. J. Harby have gutters
placed on his stable at corner of Sum?
ter and Liberty streets for protection
of the sidewalk the clerk reported that
Mr. Harby claims as his property so
much of the sidewalk as is covered by
the eaves of his building, but had con?
sented to put on the gutters if the city
will provide necessary material. Re?
ferred to Committee of Public Works
with power to act.
On motion of Alderman Dick the
Mayor, the Health Officer and Alderman
Schwerin were appointed as delegates
to the Sanitary Conference in Colum?
bia, 28th, 29th inst., at cost of the
city for reasonable expenses with pow?
er to appoint alternetes in case of* their
inability to attend.
The Clerk presented estimated cost
of rock for paving Main street from
Hampton Avenue to Calhoun street
and Liberty street from Sumter to
Harvin, $2,390. On motion of Mr. G.
F. Epperson, the Committee of Public
Works, was authorized to purchase
rock and gravel and proceed with this
paving on Liberty street and on Main
street to Canal. Mr. Chandler was ap?
pointed to assist the Committee of
Public Works with macadam work.
A petition for improvement of
Hampton Avenue from Washington to
Church street was referred to Commit?
tee of Public Works with power to
act.
A petition was read asking that an
electric light be placed at corner of
Hampton and Reardon avenues, but no
action was taken.
On Mr. Schwerin's motion a com?
mittee consisting of. Messrs. G. F. Ep?
person, Hurst and Dick was appointed
to confer with officials of the First
Baptist Church for the purpose of re?
questing them to fence in their Church
grounds, including the old grave yard.
A letter from Maj. Marion Moise
suggested an ordinance to regulate ,the
use of automobiles. Messrs. Dick and
Schwerin and the Clerk were requested
to prepare such an ordinance appli?
cable to all vehicles.
Offer of W. H. Walsh Directory Co. to
publish a city directory was reeived as
information.
The protest of the New York Under?
writers Agency against payment of li?
cense tax was referred to the Mayor.
Messrs. Schwerin and Dick of the
Police Committee reported that they
had employed an extra policeman to
take the place of one of the regular
force, who is now engaged in'collect?
ing street tax. Their action was con?
firmed.
The Clerk and Treasurer's report for
April and a number of claims against
the city?were referred to the Finance
Committee.
Council Chamber,
Sumter, S. C., May 15, 1903.
Pursuant to adjournment Council
met at 10 o'clock a. m.
Present: Mayor A. B. Stuckey,
Aldermen G. W. Dick, W. H. Epperson,
J. A. Schwerin, E. W. Hurst, D. J.
Chandler, W. B. Boyle,
g The Mayor stated that the meeting
was to consider further, the proposed
purchase cf a Hook and Ladder Truck
for the Fire Department. Mr. Chas.
E. Johnston of The Seagraves Co.,
was present with contract for purchase
of a combination truck and chemical
engine.
The fire depaitment, committee re?
ported as follows:
FIRE DEPARTMENT STANDING
COMMITTEES' REPORT.
May 15, 1903.
To the Mayor and City Conni!.
Gentlemen : Certain requests having
come up from the fire . department,
your standing committee was instruct?
ed to investigate and report on same.
We, therefore, beg leave to make the
following :
The major portion of the property,
save the real estate, of course, is own?
ed by the volunteer firemen, all of
which is cared for as those of a paid
fire department, but there are certain
things, however, hose, for instance,
and rubber goods in general, that need
constant repairs.
To make the department more
efficient, the firemen have requested
that a hook and ladder truck be added
to it, knowing of our limited water
mains, and by experience, that the
best results are obtained by quick/
work at the very beginning of a con?
flagration, that a chemical engine
be provided also.
Realizing, however, thai both can?
not be provided, we therefore, recom?
mend that a combination hook and
ladder truck and chemical engine be
purchased, and that the Mayor and
City Clerk are hereby authorized to
enter into contract with the Seagrave
Company for the same, at the price
specified. That the same be operated
by No. 3, Hose Co.
We herewith band you specifications
with cost of same of the machines we
recommend.
Further, that the antiquated hook
and ladder truck hose wagon now in
use be retired.
Very respectfully,
W. H. Epperson, Chairman.
Geo. W. Dick,
J. A. Schwerin.
Mr. J. G. R, Wilder of the fire de?
partment was present to urge pur?
chase of the Seagrave machine. He
stated that his company, Monaghan
No, 2, had agreed to permit Delgar
No. 3, to handle the machine as they
desire to do so, but promises that in
any emergency his company will
guarantee to operate it. Mr. Schwerin
stated that Mr. W S. Graham, Fore?
man of Delgar No. 3, has assured him
that his company will man the ma?
chine and use it, all without addition?
al expense to the city. Mr. Schwerin
moved that thc offer of the Seagraves
Co., be accepted. Mr. Epperson second?
ed the resolution. The Mayor vacated
the chair and opposed immediate pur?
chase of the machine. He expressed
the fear that the committee is not as
well posted as they should be in so
important a matter. Thinks as good
a truck might be procured at less price
if there is competition, and Council
should be careful in expenditure of
public funds. Messrs. Boyle, Chand?
ler and Hurst expressed similarwiews.
Mr. Wilder stated that his purpose is
merely to benefit the city. Our water
mains do not extend to all parts of
city, the machin? will be a valuable
addition to fire equipment and is very
necessary.
Mr. Johnston stated that his Com?
pany dees not fear competition, lie
has put price of machine as low as
it can he made, with little if any pro?
fit.
Mr. Chandler offered as a substitute
to Mr. Schwerin's motion that the
Seagraves contract be accepted, sub?
ject for 30 days to right of counter?
mand, and in case Council concludes
to buy a truck of different grade that
the said company be given an oppor?
tunity to submit an additional bid.
Mr. Chandler's substitute was lost by
the following vote:
Yeas: Boyle, Chandler, Hurst.
Nays: Dick, Epperson, Schwerin.
Finn.
The original motion was carried as
follows :
Yeas: Dick, Epperson, Schwerin,
Finn. Nays : Boyle, Chandler, Hurst.
Mr. 1* inn's vote had been recorded
at last regular meeting by consent of
Council in favor of immediate accept?
ance of tho Seagraves offer.
Council then adjourned.
The X-Rays.
Recent experiment-;, by practical tests
and examinations with the aid of the
X-Rays, establish it as ;i fact that Catarrh
of the Stomach is not a disease of itself,
but that it results from repeated attacks
of indigestion. '"How Can I Cure My Indi?
gestion':" Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is curing
thousand?. Tt will cure you of indigestion
and* dyspepsia, prevent or cure catarrh of
the stomach. Kodol digests what you eat
-makes the stomach sweet. Sold by J. S.
Hughson & Co.
TELEPHONE COMPANY REORGANIZED.
The Local Exchange Now Backed by
Ample Capital.
The Sumter Telephone Co., which
owns the local exchange and some
seven hundred mile% of country lines
extending into all parts of tbis coun?
ty and into some sections of Clarendon
and Lee counties, has been reorganized
and the capital stock increased to 810,
000. While this amount does not begin
to represent the value of the property
owned by the company, an inventory
recently made showing that the system
could not be replaced for $24,000,
still it provides ample funds for im?
proving the system and making it
thoroughly modern and up to date in
every particular.
The work of reconstrucction is now
actively under way and will be pushed
with all possible dispatch until com?
pleted. The entire system will be
made full metallic circuit and all other
needed improvments will be made.
The construction work is being done
under the direction of Mr. E. U.
Mack, who is an experienced and thor?
oughly competent man in this line of
work.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the reorganized company held Wednes?
day afternoon the following officers
were elected :
President-S. C. Baker.
Vice President-G. A. Lemmon.
Secretary and Treasurer-H. J. Har
by.
Directors-S. C. Baker, G. A. Lem?
mon, H. J. Harby, R. I. Manning,
Horace Harby, I. C. Strauss and
Marion Moise.
New President of S. M. A.
Prof. H. E. Thompson, of Gatesville,
Texas, has accepted the Presidency of
the Sumter Military Academy and
Female Seminary for the coming ses?
sion. ProfV Thompson is a North
Carolinian by birth, and is a graduate
of the University of North Carolina,
and the University of Tennessee. In
the latter institution he held a fellow?
ship and taught in the department of
Mathematics and Physics. He is a
member of the American Institute of
Electrical Engineers, and the Ameri?
can Electro-Chemical Society. He is
at present president of a collegiate" in?
stitution in Gatesville Texas.
White Cappers Arrested.
Raleigh, N C., May U.- A special
from Wilson, N. C., says:
S At 1 o'clock, this morning T. P
Jones was shot by one of a party of
men who had entered his room, re?
ceiving a wound from the effects
of which he did a few hours later.
One of the attacking party was shot
in the shoulder. As a result of the
tragedy George Whitley, Gid Ward,
Sam Watts, Bill Barnes, J. B. Pi ver
Lawrence Morgan John Allen, John
Pittman, %7. P. Croom, W. H. Rich
and Thomas Bass are now in jail
awaiting a preliminary hearing.
It appears that Jones's manner of
living was objectionable to some, and
yesterday he was warned to leave town.
Instead of doing so, he went before a
magistrate and swore out a warrant
against Whitley, who was thereupon
required to give bond to keep the
peace. The invasion of Jones's sleep?
ing apartment by a crowd of men at
an early hour this morning followed.
Details of the fight are lacking.
Savannah, Ga., May 14.-By a vote
?of three to one the diocesan conven?
tion of Georgia voted against the pro?
position to change the name of the
Episcopal church tc the Catholic
Church of America. The debate on
the question was spirited, Rev. G. A.
Ottman declaring that the agitation
would be killed and that the time
was not far distant when the name
would be changed whether the
Georgia diocese wanted it or not.
Washington, .May 13.-Gen. Davis,
commanding in the Philippines, has
disapproved the findings in ^ the
Court-martial case which acquitted
Lieut. Joel R. Lee, 10th infantry,
tried on charge of manslaughter. Lee
had charge of a number of prisoners
in Mindanao, and handing his revolver
to a corporal, charged that soldier to
shoot any prisoners %who attempted to
escape. Two of the natives were kill?
ed and on trial Lee was justified by
the Court. Gen. Dais in reviewing the
case, says that Lee exceeded his
authority in ordering the prisoners
shot.
Made Young Again.
"One of Dr. King's New Life Pills each
night for two weeks has put me in my
'teens' again" writes D. H. Turner, of
Dempseytown, Pa. They're the best in the
world for Liver, Stomach and Bowels.
Purely vegetable. Never gripe. Only 25c
at J. F. W. DeLorrne's Drug Store.
Col. Asa Philip Stanford, who had
been once wealthy, a brother of the
late millionaire Stanford, founder* of
the Stanford University, died in pov?
erty a few days ago in New York. He
had ?nother millionaire brother living
in Australia. But their ? millions
didn't.do him any gocd.
Quick Arrest.
J. A. Gulledge, of Verbena, Ala., was
twice in the hospital for a severe ease of
piles causing 24 tumors. After doctors
and all remedies failed, Bucklen's Arnica
Salve quickly arrested further inflamma?
tion and cured him. It conquers aches and
kills pain. 25c. at J. F. W. DeLorme,
Druggist.
Some of our southern contemporaries
are now remaking, with a large-sized
sneer, that ''anyhow, Hobson didn't
kiss the babies on his tour." But,
then, Hobson wasn't electioneering.
Surely, our esteemed exchanges do not
imagine that the president kissed
those babies because he liked it.
Washington Post.
A Sure Thing.
It is said that nothing is sure except
death and taxes, but that is not altogether
true. Dr. King's New Discovery for Con?
sumption is a sure cure for all lung and
throat troubles. Thousands can testify to
that. Mrs. C. B. VanMetre of Shepherd
town, W. Va., says "I had a severe case of
Bronchitis and for a year tried everything
I Heard of, but got no relief. One bottle
of Dr. King's New Discovery then cured
rae absolutely." It's infallible for Croup,
Whooping Cough, Grip, Pneumonia and
Consumption. Try it. It's guaranteed by
J. F. W. DeLorme,"Druggist. Trial bottles
free. Regular sizes 50c, ?1CC
8*32-"; IlU Baff J?tf f
Our money winning books,
written by men who know, tell
vou all ?.bout
They are needed by every man
who o?vns a field and a plow, and
who desires to get the most out
of them.
They arc free. Send postal card.
GEI?MVN KALI VTOKK<5
03 Xassaa Street, New York
THE SUMTER SAVINGS BANK.
HORACE HARBY, President.
I.-C. STRAUSS. Vice-president.
GEO. L. RICKER, Cashier.
Capital Stock, S25,ooo
Liability of Stockholders, 25,000
' i ^^^^ ^^
MONEY GROWS
when deposited here. The small sum nec?
essary to open an account with *
The Sumter Savings Bank
soon has to be represented by several
figures. The desire to save grows with the
account. We help to increase the. amount
by paying four per cent, interest on sav?
ings.
Set aside part of your income and put
it in a safe place. Then you will have
it for days of necessity.
Land Purveying
I will give prompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hill sides,
draining bottoms, drawing Mortgages
Titles. Prcbating, ?c.
BANKS H. BOYKIN, D. S.,
Oct 19-0 Catchall, S. C. /
THE BANK OF SUMTER]
SUMTER, S. C.
City and County Depository.
Capital stock paid in, $75,000 00
Undivided eurplus, 16.0C0 00
Individual liability of stockhold?
ers in excess of their stock, 75,000 00
Transacts a general banking business;
also has a Saving Bank Department. De-"
posits of $1 and upward received. Inter?
est allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, per
annum, pavable semi-annually.
W. F.'B. HAYNSWORTH, President.
MABION MOISE, W. F. RHAME,
vice-President. Cashier.
Jan. 31.
TURNIP SEED,
Onion Sets-leading
varieties.
Aslo assortment of Garden
?Seeds.
Havana Segars.
Large line of fine Havana
Segars.
Toilet Articles.
A choice line of Toilet and
Fancy Goods to which atten?
tion is invited at
DeLoniie's Dum Store. '
Dyspepsia Cure
Digests what you eat.
This preparation contains all of the
agestan ts and digests all kinds of
food. It gi ves instant relief and never
fails to cure, lt allows you to eat all
the food you want. The most sensitive
stomachs can take it. By its use many
thousands of dyspeptics have been
cured after everything else failed. It
prevents formation of gason the stom?
ach, relieving all distress after eating.
Dieting unnecessary. Pleasant to take.
ii can't help
but do you good
Prepared only bv E. 0. DEWITT & Co.. Chicago
The $1. bottle contains VA, times the 50c size*
J S HUG-HSON & CO
Wv promptly obtain ?. S. and Foreign
PATENTS
?Send model, sketch or photo of invention for?
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