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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1903.
Entered ai the Fast 0trice at Sumter S
0.. "is Second Oia*i Matter
Shwartz Bros.-A Matting Sale. J
D. J. Chandler.-Summer Fixings.
J. Ryttenberg & Sons-Seduction in
Price of Clothing?
O'Donnell & Co.-A Sacrifice Sale.
Southern Manager, Sumter, S. C.
Mr. McD. Furman was in the city
Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Levi are visiting
Mr. T. B. McLeod of Remberts was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Ryttenberg have
returned from Savannah.
P A. Wilcox, Esq., cf the Florence
bar is in the city attending court.
Mrs. E. M. Doar, of Georgetown
visited Mrs. N. G-. Osteen last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. D. Evans rof
Spring Hill were in - the city yester?
Miss Roberta Archer, of Spartan
burg, is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. G.
Mr. Moise DeLeon of New Orleans
is in the city visiting his sister Mrs.
Mrs. I. W. Walter and son, of Bir?
mingham, Ala., are visiting Dr. C.
Miss Nellie McMillan and Miss Rosa
Gilbert of Florence, are visiting Miss
Miss McCullough, of Tryon, who
has been visiting in the city has re?
turned to her "home.
Master Benry Wells, of Orangeburg
is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs, EL lu B. Wells.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. H. Chandler went
to Orangeburg yesterday morning
with the Pythian delegation.
Misd Nellie Epperson left on Wed?
nesday for Langdon, N. D., to visit
her sister, Mrs. McCormick.
Mrs. Clyde Martin, of Mullins, S.
C., is visiting her mother, Mrs.
Chas. Thames on Harvin street.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Osteen and child
went to. Cberaw Monday, where
Mrs.' Osteen expects to spend several
Mr. Junius Parrott, of the Cherokee
News, Gaffney, S. C., was in the city
yesterday visting his brother, Mr. L. L
Parrott . -
Mr. W. J. Anderson, Jr., of Flor?
ence county, was in the city Satur?
day visiting his father, Mr. W. J.
Mrs. James H. Dawes, who has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. W. H. Ep?
person has returned to lier home in
Mr. J. H. Land of Florence who had
been down to the reunion at Columbia,
spent a few days with his daughter,'
Mrs. F. F. Mortimer.
Mrs. H. M. Stuckey, accompanied
; by her mother, Mrs. Hutclieson, who
has been visiting her for several weeks,
left last Thursday for Henderson, Ky.
Dr. S. C. Baker went to Columbia
Monday night to attend the meeting of
the State Board of Medical Examiners,
of which he is Secretary and Treasurer.
Rev. Chas. Montgomery, formerly
of this vicinity, now of Mt. Vernon,
Ga., was in the city yesterday on his
way to visit his relatives in the Fork.
A letter from St. Charles Monday,
says: Mr. W. H. Bryan lies critically
iiL Is thought to be a shade better
Mr. J. A. Enslow and Mr. and Mrs.
M. De Veaux Moore left on Saturday
for Saluda, N. C. They will stop for
the summer with Miss Gregorio at
' ' The Mountain Villa. ' 9
A dozen or more from this city left
on Sunday morning to go to the re?
union at New Orleans. The following
are the names of these we have obtain?
ed : Perry Moses, .H. C. Moses, Eugene
Moses, Jack Moses, Jr., Josh Harby,
Henry Witherspoon, W. B. Lynam,
William Seals, Jr.
Miss Ethel Nesmith, of Williams?
burg county, is on a visit to ber cous?
in, Wm David Shaw, 112 Kendrick
Mr. James Ard, O'DonelFs efficient
shipping clerk, is at home on sick
Mail Carrier Shaw is now taking
his annual holiday allowed to letter
carriers each year. He will report for
duty again next Monday, when Mr. C.
H. Wilson will be given his holiday,
and after him Mr. H. W. Blake.
Frank Butler, the substitute, will
serve in their places.
Mr. T. B. Jenkins and Mr. M. G.
Ryttenberg took ? trip in the Oldsmo?
bile this morning up the country, and
made the first 19 miles in one hour
and 30 minutes. They expect to go to
It is reported that the barn and
stables of Mr J. P. Brock, of Summer?
ton were burned a few days ago.
Capt. D. S. Brawell, the dis?
tinguished educator of Georgia who
died last Friday, was a cousin of the
lare R. S. Bradwell of this city
If you want a suit of clothes, now
is your chance. Ryttenberg has made
a straight price of $10 on suits worth
much more. Se9 the ad.
In the advertisement of O'Donnell
& Co., will be found a very attrac?
tive list of all new goods, everything
offered being of this season's purchase,
on which specially low prices are
made for ten days.
Harvin street between Bartlette and
Liberty is being macadamizel by or?
der of the street committee.
The Sunday School of the Episcopal
Church had the annual picnic at
Pocotaligo last Saturday
The merchant who drops his ad?
vertising when the dull season ap?
proaches contributes toward trade
Stace Superintendent of Education
Martin has notified County Superin?
tendent Wilson that Mr. S. H. Ed?
munds will be principal of the Sum?
ter County Teachers' Institute.
No reward has yet bf^n offered for
the capture of Spain Kelley, and he
is still at large.
Wedding at Holly Hill of Br. Brown and j
Holly Hill, May 14.-This evening,
at the twilight hour, in the handsome
Methodist Church at this place, there,
?was enacted a scene of unusual beauty
and solemnity. It was the marriage
ceremony of Miss Ethel Clare, young?
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. W.
Shuler, of Holly Hill, and Mr.
Leonard J. Brown, of Oswego, Sumter
County, S. C. The alcove and chancel
of the church were profusely decked
with palms, lilies and roses, while the
auditorium was filled with a gay
throng of friends and admirer of the
popular young bride, in whose happi?
ness and good fortune their every mood
betokened the most sympathetic inter?
The entire bridal party, upon arrival,
were driven to "Pee-Dee," the coan
try home of the bride's parents, where
a sumptuous collation was served-re?
turning in the gloaming for the wed?
ding festival. As the notes of Men?
delssohn's grand "Wedding March,"
played by Miss Olive Bennett, of
Reidville, S. C., floated softly on the
air, like the chimes of a vesper bell,
: the bridal cortege entered slowly in
the following order : Miss Lulie
Blown, of Sumter, with Mr. Herbert
Shuler, of Eutawville ; Miss Hattie
i W. Jones, of Sumter, with Mr. Law
I ton Connor, of Walnut Grove ; Miss
I Maude Cely,of Piedmont, with Mr. Phil
Garr?s, of Port Royal ; Miss Sudie
May Bulware", of Newberrry, with
Mr. L. B. Cummings, of Sumter ;
Miss Clyde Smith, of Johnston, with
Mr. Alston Stubbs, of Sumter; Miss
Inez Brown, of Oswego, with Mr.. Fred
Shuler, of Memphis, Tenn; Miss
Jennie Stanland, of Summerville, with
Mr. Reid McCoy, of Oswego; Miss
Mary Alice Michau, of Oswego, with
Mr. Albert Connor, of Winnsboro;
Miss Rosa Lee Dantzler, of Connor's,
with Mr. Marion Andrews, of Os?
wego ; the groom on the arm of his
best man, Mr. B. D. Wilson, of Sum?
ter, and the bride with her sister,
Miss Mattie H. Shuler. The brides?
maids were gowned in the colors of
the rainbow, and as they grouped
themselves around the bride at the
chancel, in rainbow, arch, all bearing
bouquets of many colored roses, they
presented a scene of resplendent loveli?
ness. The ceremony was impressively
peformed by the Rev. B. M. Grier.
The bridal party were tendered a
reception this evening at the home of
the bride's sister, Mrs. Dr. J. L. B.
Mrs. Conyers Burgess Dye wife of
Mr. J. C. Dye, died at their home in
Jessup, Ga., at noon Sunday, after
a prolonged sickness. The burial took
place there Monday. Mrs. Dye was the
youngest sister of Mrs. B. G. Pierson,
of this city, and daughter of the late
Samuel P. Burgess. Another sister,
who has been living with Mrs. Dye, is
now ill with typhoid fever. 1
Mr. Editor: Will you kindly permit
us, through the columns of your pa?
per, to thank the many friends who
have written us letters of sympathy in
the death of our darling boy?
We would be glad to write each of
them, but we cannot, and we tate this
method of expressing our appreciation
for their kindness.
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Thacker,
Oswego, May 14,-1803.
School Board Meeting.
The City School Board met Fri?
day afternoon for the transaction of
regular business and to open the bids
for the school bonds.
Several out of town bids were open?
ed, but no action was taken and no
information as. to the nature of the
bids is being given out, owing to the
fact that one of the bids lacks definit
ness in an important particular. The
firm making this bid will be com?
municated with and upon the reply
received the future action of the
board is believed to depend. The fail?
ure of the Board to take immediate
action as to the disposition of the
bonds can be construed but in one
way-that the out of town bidders on
the 4 per cent proposition advertised,
make a better bids than can be figured
out on the proposed sale of 4J4 per
cent bonds at par to the First Nation?
The Board accepted the complete
plans and specifications for the new
school building prepared by Architect
C. C. Wilson. The secretary was
directed to advertise for bids from con?
tractors for the erection of tho build?
A Long Chase After a Cow Thief.
Mr. E. T. Mims of Shiloh was in j
the city Monday and reported that he j
had been on the track of a stol?i cow
and the thief since Saturday morning.
The cow was taken Friday night from
the premises of Mrs. McElvecn, in
Shiloh, and Mr. Mims with two men
followed the track until Sunday even?
ing when they reached the Wateree
river in the neighborhood of Statc
burg, and found that the man and
cow had crossed over in a flat or boat
and gone in the direction of Colum?
bia. Mr, Mims put the men across
the river with directions to follow the
trail to Columbia, if necessary, and
he then came back to this city. Dur?
ing the day he erot a 'phone message
from Columbia saying that the men
had reached there an i found the cow,
but at that tim" had not found the
Mr. Mims took th? night Train and
went to Columbia, where he hoped to
be able to catch the thief, who is, he
thinks, a negro boy that ho knows,
but of that was not positive.
Nothing has been heard from' Mr.
Mims since he reached Columbia.
Bill Jones says that Bill Scales is
going to have a barbecue at Providence
Spring cn next Saturday.
The following additional bills were
reported on Wednesday :
The State vs. John R. Keels,
Charlie Grooms and William Grooms,
assault with intent to kill. True bill.
The State vs. Sam Burrows, house?
breaking and larceny. No bill, and no
pay for witnesses.
The State vs. Wallace McDnfne and
Peter McDuffie, obtaining money un?
der false pretenses. No bill and no
pay for witnesses.
The State vs. Peter Anderson, high?
way robbery and larceny and assault
and battery of a high and aggravated
nature. True bill.
. The following eases were tried
and sentences imposed upon those who
The State vs. James Dukes, at?
tempt to commit a breach of trust.
Plead guilty. He is a boy 14 years
old and he was sentenced to the State
Reformatory for 18 months.
The State vs. John Dargan, assault
with intent to kill; guilty. Sentenced
to pay a fine of 850, or 3 months on
chain gang.. Notice of appeal given
and prisoner released on bond.
The State vs. Amos Singleton, assault
and battery with intent to kill ; guilty.
Sentenced to 3 years cn chain gang ; sen?
tence to begin at expiration of term on
Florence chain gang, which he was
serving when he escaped.
The State vs. Mary Anderson,
violation of dispensary law. Not
The State vs. James Washington
Green, violation of dispensary law ;
guilty. Sentence $200 or 6 months.
The State vs. John Alden and
Cornelia Alden, violation dispensary
law. On trial.
The cases of the State vs. John
Alden and Cornelia Alden, violation
of the dispensary law, was on trial
when Thursdav's report was closed.
They were adjudged guilty and sen?
tence imposed as follows : John Alden
?lOO fine or 3 months on the chain
gang: Cornelia Alden $100 fine or 3
months in the penitentiary.
The cases tried Friday morning were :
The State vs. Moses Boyce, disposing
of property under lien. Jury in the
The State vs. John R. Keeels,
Charlie Grooms, and William Grooms,
assault with intent to ,kill. On trial
F. L. Stuart, the colored merchant
of this city came into court Friday
morning and paid $200, the fine imposed
Thursday on James Washington Green,
the negro barber who was convicted of
The greater part of both the morn?
ing and afternoon sessions Friday
was taken up in the trial of John R.
Keels,- Charlie Grooms and William
Grooms, who were charged with as?
sault with intent to kill. They are
said to have attacked the house of
Tom Connell in the night time, shoot?
ing into ic with shot guns, more than
fifty shots being fired. When the case
was called Friday morning John R.
Keels was not present, and after he
had failed to answer when called from
the Court House door, the trial was
proceeded with in his absence. A seal?
ed verdict was returned Friday night.
Next morning when Court convened
Keels appeared and the verdict was
The State vs John R. Keels, Charlie
Grooms and William Grooms, assault
with intent to kill. Not guilty as to
Charlie Grooms. Guilty as to John
R. Keels and William Grooms, cf as?
sault of a high and aggravated nature,
with a recommendation to mercy. At
the request of Marion Moise, who de?
fended the two Grooms, sentence was
suspended. John R. Keels wiil be
given an opportunity to explain his
failure to appear for trial when the
case was called.
The State .vs Moses Boyce, disposing
of crop under lien. Not guilty.
The State vs Sam Howard, larceny
of live stock. On trial. t
The State^vs Peter Anderson, high?
way robbery, larceny and assault and
battery of a high and aggravated na?
All members of the jury, except
those engaged in the trial of Sam
Howard, were excused Saturday morn?
It was stated by Judge Gage that no
criminal cases would be tried this
week, as the entire time of the court
will be taken up by civil business.
The Court of General Sessions ad?
journed on Saturday night, after con?
cluding the case of Sam Howard.
Verdict guilty ; sentence one year on
the chain gang.
Cornelia Olden, of Wedgefield, one
of those tried and convicted for viola?
tion of dispensary law, and who was
. Housekeepers, <
40 rolls best Japanese Mattin
sale at the spv?cial price, 21c.
20 rolls extra heavy China M
lo rolls China Matting, regal*
The above means a great savi
We also Pla
25 pieces colored Lawns, Tc ?
50 dozen Pillow Cases, secure
to you the same way, not over c
H pieces un bleach Damask, \
Another case of those Hud
About 50 pieces fine Embroid
the lot less than 25c, some n
Dorothy Dodd has sen
I sentenced to three months in the pen
! itentiary or 8100 fine, paid the fine
I last Monday and was released, lt is
I said that the money was raised Sun?
day by subscription taken up at a
church in the neighborhood from which
The Court of Common Pleas was
opened this mornintr and the case of
Addie Adrianna Clark, Administra?
trix, against tbe A. C. L. railroad,
for 810,000 for the death of her hus
band, was begun. The railroad is re?
presented by P. A Wilcox, Esq., of
Presentment of Grand Jury.
To His Honor G. W. Gage, presiding
Judge at the Court of General Ses?
sions for Sumter county at the May
We, the Grand Jury, beg to submit
this our final presentment for this
session : x
We have passed upon all bills hand?
ed us and returned same to the Court.
We have made a careful examination
of the last settlement of the Auditor
and Treasurer and find same correct to
the best of our judgment.
We have appointed committees to
make a thorough examination of all
county offices, the jail, alms house,
etc; said committees will make their
examinations during recess of the
court and the jury will report at the
The report of the County Supervisor
has had the attention of the jury and
has been returned to the court, and
will be before the committee in their
examination of the county offices.
We recommend that a suitable chapel
j be erected at Poor House, said chapel
to cost not exceeding $300 and to be
Thanking the Court, the Solicitor
and court officials for the courtesies
received, we submit this our final
presentment for this session.
J. G. R. Wilder, Foreman.
The following are the committees
For the jail-W. A. Bowman, J. L.
Jackson, John Haynsworth.
For the County Officers, etc-J. G.
R. Wilder, H. W. Cnttino, W. H.
Pate, J. D. Myers.
For Chain Gang-D. W. Owens, J.
W. White, A. J. Ard, E. S. Miller.
The Grand Jury reported on all bills
handed out by the Solicitor made the
final presentment and was discharged
for this term on Wednesday afternoon.
Dr. Walter Cheyne has received
a new Locomobile, 1903 model.
Spartanburghas just sold 350,000 4f?
per cent, bonds at a premium of $1,
175-a fraction more than 2 per cent
Rock has been ordered for maca?
damizing Liberty street from Sumter
to Haivin street, and Main street
from Hampton avenue to Canal street.
Col. J. M. Knight, Maj. H. F.
Wilson and John H. Clifton, Esq.,
conducted a contest Monday morning at
the Graded Schcol, under the offer by
Dick Anderson Chapter, Daughters cf
? the Confederacy, for the best composi?
tion, on some subject connected with
; the war between the States. Two
j medals were offered, one fer the 9th
! and 10th grades, the other for the 7th
I and 8th grades. The awards will be
j made at the commencement next week.
Mayor Stuckey created a stir in City
Council circles Friday afternoon by
refusing to sign and execute the con?
tract for the purchase of the combina?
tion hook and ladder truck ordered by
vote of Council. He had the matter
tied up for several hours, but it was
finally settled by a compromise. The
contract as finally executed gives the
city the right to cancel the order with?
in thirtv davs if it is seen fit to do so.
Men and ladies ip work for a reliable
house. Steady employment. Good pay.
Enclose stamp. Call or address, Southern
Manager, 15 Warren street, Sumter, S. C.
Next door to Post Office, Liberty street,
Sumter, S. C.
Bread, Cakes and Pies
of every description. We make as good
bread as there is sold in the State and
we want your patronage. We carry a full
line of Fruits and choice Candies. A first
class lunch room for lacies and gentlemen
with Oysters any style.
Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, and
Cold Drinks in season.
April 8 eow2m
)n Next Friday
gs, 25 and^30c grade, all go on
atting, value 25c, for 20c.
ir 15c, special sale at ll c.
ing-if you have mattings to
ce on Sale :
roods, for 5c.
d under price, we'll give them
me dozen to a customer, at 9c.
35c goods, for this sale only
i Towels, regular 12^c goods,
teries and Insertings, none in
lore, all go on sale for one
t us more new ones.
It is the little fixings
of a man's attire that
gives tone to his ap?
pearance. "The eter?
nal fitness of things"
calls for a new style
spring hat with a new
spring suit-and new
with both-and so on
down the line. The fin?
est suit a man can wear
will lose its ^character
unless properly hack?
ed up with" the proper
Any thing-Every thing
D. J. CHANDLER,
Sumter, S. C.
5ilks and Grenadines
For Ten Days Only.
It is a simple story, too much of this class of stock that we
want to convert into cash.
Cast your eye over the prices and then verify our statement
by a personal examination, for
SEEING IS BELIEVING.
Black Silk Grenadines, that were ?1.50, for this sale $1.15.
Black Silk Grenadines that were $1 35, they go in this sale
Black Silk Grenadines, excellent value at 85c, special for
this sale, 62?c.
Black Grenadines, former price 50c. they are now 35c.
Fancy strip?d Grenadines, a very desirable fabric for suits or
waistings, in which there is a variety of patterns, former price
50c, your choice for this sale at 39c.
36 inch black Taffeta, you can't match it for less than ?1 50,
you can buy it at this sale for ?1.15.
36 inch Peau De Soir, our regular ?1.50 number, goes in
this sale also at $115.
24 inch b'ack Taffeta, every yard warranted, and marked
close at 85c, for this sale 62?c.
24 inch Peau De Soir, our leading doliar number, special for
this sale, 80c
Black Moire, a very desirable fabric for skirls, formerly sold
for ST, will be picked up in a rubh at 80c.
We have cheaper Moire that we sold at 70c, now 50c.
Peau De Chamois, a very swell silk that has been very
much admired, former price $1, for this sale 80c.
Hemstitched Taffetas in light blue, cream, black and grey,
good values at 50c, for this special sale, 35c.
All of our 50c Taffetas, and there is no better offering at the
price, will be sold at 39c.
Every item offered is of this season's purchase-no old or
shop worn goods, and it is useless to add that a rich harvest
awaits the bargain seeker.