Newspaper Page Text
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1903.
Entered at the F ott Ofice at Sumter. S
. G.* as Second Ola** Mitter.
O'Donnell & Co-1-3 off Sale.
D. J. Chandler-Eclipse Shirts.
J Hom Dry Goods Co.-Dissolution
2 J- Ryttenberg & Sons-Vudor Porch
?Minor Store-Sumter's New Dry
Goods Establishment '
Col. J. Harvey Wilson was m town
Mr. J. B. Byan, Of Wedgefield, was
in town Friday.
Mr. D. V. Keels, of Remberts spent
Thursday in town.
Sheriff Manly Smith of Lee county,
was in town Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs, A. B. Stuckey are
visiting in Bishopville.
A. B. Stuckey, Esq., is attending
court in Bishopville.
Mr. W. H. Epperson has been in
Columbia for several days.
Mr. J. V. Wilson has returned to
the city from New Orleans.
Miss Leona Smith of Atkins is
visiting friends in the city.
Mr. R. M. Aman, of Heriot was in
town Thursday on business.
Mr. H. S. Cunningham, of Bish?
opville was in the city Thursday.
Mr. Shuford Jackson, of Elloree, is
spend ing a few days in the city.
Mr. L. F. Kennedy will be with
Miner Bros., the new dry goods .firm.
Mr. Sam Gillespie has returned from
a month's stay in North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muller, of
Geori^etown are visiting in the city.
Miss Moneta Osteen has gone to
Cheraw to visit Miss Fannie DuvalL
Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Watsor., of Colum?
bia are visiting at Dr. A. J. China's.
Mrs. R. T. Fowell, of Rock Hill is
visiting ber mother, Mrs. H. I. Din
Mr. Altamont Moses has been visit?
ing in Washington, D.; C. for the past
Mis. John Kershaw,, of Charleston
spen~ Monday in the city enroute to
Miss Maggie Lou Jackson of El?
loree, is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. W.
Mr. Thoa. E. Richardson, after an
absence of several days, has retruned
to the city.
Sheriff Scarborough 1 went to Bish?
opville on Monday to carry the Lee
Solicitor John S. Wilson spent Sun?
day in the city on his way to Bish?
opville to attend court.
Mr. C. L. Rhame after a two
month's stay in Birmingham, Ala.,
returned home a few days ago.
Miss May Brock and her sister, Mrs.
. Charles Congdon, of Georgetown, left
on Saturday morning for Cheraw.
Mrs. Phil Miller, of Bennettsville I
passed through the city Thursday on |
her way to Remberts to visit her
mother Mrs. McElveen.
Mr. McDonald Furman was in the
city Monday, and that night the rank
of Esquire was conferred upon him by
Game Cock Lodge, K. of P.
.Rev. V. R. Gaston was in the city
Friday on his way home to St Charles,.
returning from the Davidson College
Miss Daisy Witherspoon of Durants
and Miss Mary Snowden of Indian
town, are visiting Miss Daisy Scott at
No. 225 Church street.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Boykin, of Boy
kins, were in the city Thursday and
attended the Graded School Commence?
ment that night
Mr. J. N. Brand, Superintendent of
Transportation of the Second Division
of the Atlantic Coast Line, with
headquarters in Savannah, Ga., was in
the city last week.
JMr. V. Bonnean Murray, of Opelika,
Ala., spent Sunday and Monday in the
city visiting his father, Mr. W. B.
Messrs J. J. Harby and E. H. Moses
who attended the Reunion in New
Orleans, returned Saturday after hav?
ing spent a week in travelling through
the oil and rice region of Southern
Miss Marie Bar wick is visiting
Miss Curtis at Paxville.
Mrs. C. M. Richards and children
of Statesvilie, N. C., are visiting JRev.
and Mrs. James McDowell, of this
Mrs. J. Frank Pate and children
left t his morning for their summer
home near Asheville, N. C., and will
be away until October the 1st.
We have received from Mr. Harry
Green, who is a member of the
graduating class, an invitation to the
commencement exercises of Clemson
College, June 7th to 9th.
Mrs. Henry Buck, cf Marion, Mrs.
B. M. Badger, of Dillon, Mrs. A. P.
Burgess, of Summerton, Misses Julia
Badger, of Dillon, Maria Mulligan,
of Spartanburg, Sallie Ingram, of
Manning, Mr. John Switzer, of Switz?
er, S. C., Mr. Percy Mood, Dr. and
Mr. W. R. Mood, of Summerton, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Adams, Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. Taber, Jr., Mr. A. R. Taber,
Mrs. C. A. Peterkin, Mr. J. A.
Peterkin, Jr., and Capt J. A. Peter
kin, of Fort Motte; Messrs. Tom
Hayne, Jeff Goodwyn i and Derrill
Taber, of Columbia, Miss Mary
Townsend, Mr. and Mrs. J A. Drake
and Mr. Zoe Drake, of Bennettsville,
Mr. Highom Darby, of Asheville, N.
C. , Mr. Artey Da/by, of Fort Motte,
Miss Maud Everest, of Bennettsville
and Mrs. J. H. Ham, of Charlotte, N.
C., are in the city to attend the Peter
kin-Mood marriage this evening.
The trial of Spain Kelley has been
?ontined to September, and he has
been brought back to jail.
The rainfall in this cityMonday night
was unusually heavy and the rain was
accompanied by a high wind. For a
few minutes there were indications of
? storm, but the wind did not rise
sufficiently high to do any damage and
the threatening conditions soon passed.
Mr. Ebenezer Liles, of Gibson, N.
C., and Miss Annie Miller, daughter
of Capt. John M. Miller, of Lynch?
burg, were married at 5 o'clock p. m.
last Wednesday at the home of Capt.
A Coming Marriage.
Cards are out announcing the marri?
age of Miss Julia Alma Mood, daughter
of Dr. J. A. Mood, and Mr. William
George Peterkin, at 8.30 o'clock,
June 3rd, at the First Methodist
Church this city.
Mrs. Theodosia Phelps died at the
Baker Infirmary in this city on Sunday
afternoon. Mrs. Phelps was the vic?
tim of a complication of diseases, from
which she suffered a long time. She
leaves four children Messrs. A. C.
Phelps, of Columbia, Mr. V. H.
Phelps, of +his city, and two married
daughters. The body was taken to
Charlotte, N.JC., on Monday morning's
train, and will be buried in that city.
Mr. E. Frank McCutchen, of Mann
ville, died last Friday morning after a
brief illness, aged about 52 years. The
funeral services were held at Hepzibah
Church today in the presence of a
'At the meeting of the School Board
held at i o'clock yesterday all of the
teachers, including the Superinten?
dent, who have been with the school
during the past year were reelected
and four additional teachers were
elected. They are: Mr. L. C., Moise,
Miss Mary Hill find Miss Fish burne, of
Sumter and Miss Edith Duvall of
The increase in the number of
teachers was made necessary by the
largely increased enrollment of the
The City School Board met in the
office of the Clerk and Treasurer at 1
o'clock today and opened the sealed
bids submitted by contractors for the
construction of the High School build?
ing. There were several bids, .two
by local builders and the others by
builders from other cities.
The bids have not yet been made
public as the board still has the mat?
ter under advisement. It is stated,
however, that the name of the suc?
cessful bidder and the bids made
will be made public within a few
Child Killed at Dalzell and Crops De?
stroyed by Terrific Fall of Hail.
A terrific wind, hail and rain storm
passed over the upper part of this
county Mondsy night about 10 o'clock,
casuing the death of one child and an
immense amount of damage to crops
and farm buildings.
Owing to the tangled condition of
the telephone lines to the country it
has been impossible to obtain full and
detailed reports from the storm-swept
section, but enough has been learned
to make it certain that the damage to
growing crops will amount "to thou?
From Dalzell the most authentic re?
port has been received. A negro liv?
ing on Harby & Co's, plantation who
arrived in town about noon stated that
the storm was the worst he had ever
witnessed. There was a terrific down?
pour of rain and hail that literally
beat cotton and corn to pieces, leaving
nothing showing above the ground
save the broken stems of the plants.
On this farm there were more than
fire hundred acres of fine cotton and
corn, and it was all destroyed. The
wind blew with terrible force and one
house was blown down. In it lived
Hardy Archy, but all of his family
escaped with tneir lives except one of
his children, a girl four years old, who
was instantly killed.
Adjoining farms suffered fully as
severely as the Harby place, but full
particulars have not been obtainable.
Mr. J. M. Woodley, who has one of
the finest plantations in the county and
is one of the most progressive farmers,
is said to have been a heavy loser, as
his crop which was well advanced,
was totally detroyed and will require
From Oswego reports are that the
wind did more damage than the hail,
which was light in that section. In
that neighborhood several houses
were blown down, but so far as known
there were no fatalities.
There have been LO reports received
from the country between Dalzell and
Oswego, but the presumption is that
the storm damage extends across the en?
tire intervening distance.
The fire department was called out
twice Sunday night, the first time
shortly before 9 o'clock and again
about 4 a. m.
The first fire was at the house of Mr.
J. W. Dennis on Main street, and was
caused by the explosion of a lamp, lu
the confusion following the explosion
the lamp was thrown on a bed which
caught afire, The mattress and bed
clothing were picked up and carried
out into the street and no further
damage was done.
The second fire was a frame dwell?
ing on Graham street occupied by
Messrs. George Baker and Gilbert
Brown. The fire started in the kitchen
which was joined to the main building
by a covered passage way, and before
the alarm was given and the hose
wagon could reach the scene the
kitchen and another room at the rear
of the house were burned down and
the roof of the house was in flames.
By hard and quick work the fire was
gotten under control after the roof
was burned off.
Messrs. Baker and Brown saved mosi;
of their furniture and effects, and their
loss was not heavy. Tbe house was
the property of Mr. W. A. Brown
and was insured.
Men and ladies to work for a reliable
house. Steady employment. Good pay.
Enclose stamp. Call or address, Southern
Manager, 15 Warren street, Sumter, S. C.
D. J. Chandler, the Clothier, has a
new advertisement today. .
O'Donnell & Co. announce a one
third-off sale of special line3 of goods.
See the new advertisement for par?
The Horn Dry Goods Co. advertise a
great dissolution sale. All goods go
at cost and the opportunity to get bai
gains is one of the greatest ever offered.
The Minor Store, the new dry goods
establishment, is a trade winnt>r.
New goods, new prices and new
methods of doing business go hand
in hand and the people are flocking
there to see and buy. Goods at bar?
How to shut out the hot summer
sun and still admit the air is a ques?
tion that comes to every at this season.
This question seems to have been
solved by the Vudor Porch Screens
for which J. Ryttenberg & Sons
have the agency and have a full line
of sizes to fit any porch. They sur?
pass the old style Bamboo curtains.
Glenn Springs Ginger Ale is made
from the purest ingredients and the
best Mineral Water.
Clarendon News Items.
Clarendon is making strenuous
efforts to establish a brick industry.
Mr. Richard Belser is having the clay
of Summerton examined, with a view
of putting np a large brick plant cn
the Wilson & Summerton railroad.
The closing exercises of the Moses
Levi Memorial Institute begin Sunday
June 7th, with a sermon by Rev G.
A. Blackburn, D. D., of Columbia,
and on Monday evening an address by
Maj. Marion Moise of Sumter.
Judge R. O. Purdy of Sumter and
Hon. J. P. Cary of Pickens came to
Manning last evening, and will be the
guests of Mr. W. M. Plowden at
Brewington lake today and tomorrow.
What about the subscription for the
Second Regiment Band?
What do you think of the mass meet?
ing called by City Council to discuss
the purchase of the water works
from the American Pipe Mfg., Co.? |
Glenn Springs Mineral Water clears
the complexion and softens the skin.
Glenn Springs Carbonated Water
gives immediate relief from attacks
Ask your physician if Glenn Springs
Mineral Water is not what you need.
Glenn Springs Mineral Water is a
safe and sure cure for kidney troubles.
14 South Main Street.
We will be pleased to show you
our large, new and complete line
DRY G00D5, NOTIONS,
RUGS, MATTINGS, ETC.,
The MINOR STORE shaU al- ?
ways stand-a monument to that |$
mutual confidence between buyer m
and seller without which perma- ||
nent success is an impossibility. m
Visit our store and get acquaint- ||
ed with our way of doing busi- ||
You'll be surprised to learn how |?
much clean, fresh merchandise W
your money will buy at M
THE MINOR STORE.
Housekeepers, on Next Friday
40 rolls best Japanese Mattings, 25 and 30c grade, all go on
sale at the special price, 21c.
20 rolls extra heavy China Matting, value 25c, for 20c.
15 rolls China Matting, regular 15c, special sale at Ile.
The above means a great saving-if you have mattings to
We also Place on sale :
25 pieces colored Lawns, Tc goods, for 5c.
50 dozen Pillow Cases, secured under price, we'll give them
to you the same way, not over one dozen to a customer, at 9c.
3 pieces unbleach Damask, 35c goods, for this sale only
Another case of those Huck Towels, regular 12ic goods,
About 50 pieces fine Embroideries and Insertings, none in
the lot less than 25c, some more, all go on sale for one
Dorothy Dodd has sent us more new ones.
'OS?&I&'?P?P ?I? 4? ?t? rt? ri? ri? rt* tMfcg
I Perfect-Pitting ?
I Summer Shirts f
$ Neck sizes, 14 to 18. J
* Different length sleeves. *
I Prices, $ 1 and $ 1.50. f
v Hardly anything adds more^
J to one's comfort in warm weath= ^
J er than a good=fitting Negligee J
? Shirt. The good points of the *
? "ECLIPSE" are not equalled by
? any other shirt that we know of. J
? We also have a full supply of T
^ very choice patterns in J
f; Negligee Shirts #
^ at 50c, 65c. and 75c. *f.
I D. J. CHANDLER, J
f PHONE 166 - SUMTER, S. C.f
WE HAVE SECURED THE
AGENCY FOR THE
THEY KEEP OUT THE
GLARE, BUT NOT THE
J. RYTTEHBEBG &