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?Efl WAR CLOUD
IS B0LUI6 AWAY.
80th Japan and Russia are,
However, Watching Each Oth?
er and Waiting Until Fall.
London, July SA.--Japan has decided
to observe the policy of waiting and
watching Russia, advocated by Great
Britain, in the meantime she will
urge China to carry ont the assurances
given to the United States respecting
Manchuria and will endeavor to ob?
tain the opening of additional ports.
Afc the Japanese legation here the
_ following statement was made by an
- official of the Associated Press :
**I can assure you that the talk of
war between Russian and Japan is an
invention. Japan has not the least in?
tention of taking that course. She
proposes to wait and maintain her at?
titude of watchfulness. Japan and
America are acting on the same lines
and it would be difficult for any other
power to withstand the pressure they
and Great Britein could apply.*'
lt is said that Japan intends to do
nothing till October when the final
evacuation of Manchuria must occur.
The failure of Russia to withdraw
from Manchuria would be followed by
.a serious move on the pan; of Japan.
The Russian embassy here regrets
the confusion which has arisen in con?
sequence of the publication of $he re?
port that Prince Ching, head of the
.Chinese foreign office, had written to
Minister Conger, refusing to open
ports in Manchuria. The Russian
officials" believe with Washington that
the note was sent before China gave
the assurances and they asserted posi- j
iively that Russia ; intends to carry
ont to the letter the assurances she has
given and that she will not interpose
obstacles in the way of China ob?
serving her pledge to Secretary Hay.
A dispatch to Renter's Telegram!
company from St. Petersburg, dated j
July 20, says :
"The attitude of Japan and the war- !
like tone of the majority of the
Japanese papers have attracted much
* attention in official circles here. It
is declared by the best informed people
that there is no likelihood of war,
certainly not upon Russia's initiative.
It is stated that Russia has every mo?
tive for desiring peace, chiefly for
Snancial reasons,, with which are
wound up a desire for extensive
.domestic reforms which the govern?
ment considers to be the most effica- ;
ci ons manner of disarming internal;
discontent and nipping trfe revolution- !
-ary propaganda in the bud.
"It is believed to be impossible from
"the Russian viewpoint for Japan to
embark in a contest with Russia
singlehanded, and it is not thought
^he will secure the material support
Great Britain or ^he United States.
Nevertheless Russia is taking every
precaution to strengthen her military
and naval position in the orient, be?
lieving this to be the surest means of
discouraging Japanese aggression.
"M. Lessar's Port Arthur confer?
?anse is said to have dealt chiefly with
> these measures though they are de
v clared io be entirely precautionary, war
- being the furthest thing from the
. wishes ?of the government of Russia. "
Tokio, July UL, via Victoria, B. C.,
- July 24.-The difficulty of the diplo
>matic situation with regard to the
.Manchurian question is now being
complicated by serious difficulties in
the eabinet The premier, Count
Kahn ra, bas asked to be relieved of
his position but the emperor has de
^Ii?ed to entertain the proposition,
'an? suggested that the premier take a
vacation. The latter, accordingly, re
Tired to his villa at Ha varna. The
.cabinet crisis has had some effect in
^increasing the diplomatic difficulties.
'The emperor sent for Marquis Ito and
received him in private audience.
"Nothing is known of what the im?
perial commands were. The highest
?spis?on states the ciisis may reach a
anocaentous stage in the history. of
-Japan's constitutional government.
It is said that the emperor is desir?
ous of increasing the dignity of Mar?
quis Ito by drawing him closer to his
side and entirely away from party
management s The emperor's proposal
?ras been matured by the growing diffi?
culties of the Manchurian and Korean
-questions and the desire of the Katsura
cabinet to resign.
It is not 'inown what Marquis Ito
will do. He is the founder and up?
holder of party government in Japan.
If he withdraws his work of years may
-collapse for no other leader has shown
the same measures of control over the
3tactionarie.'3. On the other hand, he
is urgently wanted in a higher sphere,
but his unselfish devotion to party
ieaders has impaired his influence with
the house of peers a ad elder states?
men, who regard his efforts to
popularize government as treachery to
shem and a cabinet formed by him
might not be able to make 'its policy
effective in the house.
MOSQUITOES STOP BIG ENGINE.
From the Chicago Record-Kerald.
St. Louis, July 20.-Mosquitoes
stepped a 700-horse power engine in
the plant of the Pittsburg Reduction
Company at Alta Sita, a suburb of
East St. Louis. For several days the
engine had not run smoothly, but
Engineer Robinson could not locate
the trouble. Raising steam to an un
osuai pressure had no apparent
effect, and finally the big drive wheel
stopped dead. Renewed examination
showed that mosquitoes, attracted
possibly by the oil on the engine, had
Seen mashed to death on the cross?
roads and along the piston rods until
they formed a gummy mass that even
steam pressure could not overcome.
The factory now has screens.
Vancouver, B. C., July 20.-One oJ
the worst plagues of mosquitoes evei
suffered by ranches in the Frazer Rivei
Valley now infests that district. This
summer the river flooded the low?
lands, leaving pools from which were
bred millions of big, fierce mosquitoes
that have attacked and killed hens.
At Mount Lehman, a large district
protected by a dike, the plague oJ
mosquitoes is so bad that life is a bur
den to those compelled to labor in th(
:New Yariz? July 23.-Frederick W,
3Ioi3is,. secretary of the American de
legation to The Hague peace confer
-ance and more recently member ^o:
she International court; died sudden!;
;today at his home at Yonkers. Th?
cscse ascribed is heart failure,
FUNERAL OF THE POPE.
The Campaign for Leo's Suc?
cessor Waxes Warm.
Rome, July 24.- Again today the
body of Leo XIII lay in state in the
basilica of Pt. Peter's and about 30, -
OOO people passed before the catafalque
during the day.
With impressive ceremonies the body
will be interred tomorrow evening in
a sarcophagus at St. Peter's where it
will remain until taken to its fini rest?
ing place in the church of St. John
Soldiers again today preserved order
inside St. Peter's, where there was a
repetition. of the scene and crowd of
yesterday. The gossip of the day may
be summed up by saying that Cardinal
Gotti's chances of election- seem to
have improved in comparison with
those of other cardinals who have
been mentioned as likely to succeed the
dead pontiff, although there still ex?
ists a strong feeling that some one
hitherto scarcely talked of may wear
Much comment was excited at the
vatican by a drive which Cardinal
Oreglia took through the vatican gar?
dens this morning.
The workers in the more quite pre?
cincts of the gardens were startled
when they saw the well-known papal
carriage approaching, surrounded by
Swiss and Noble Guards. Their hearts
jumped as they saw the face of the
cardinal looking at them. The camer
lengo did not appear to be satisfied
with what he saw. He shook his
head, exclaiming dismally: "What
decay ; what neglect. I could not re?
main shut up in this melancholy place.
1 should die within a year."
The gossips of the vatican now
wish to- know if this means that the
cardinal would not accept the papacy,
which seems practically impossible, or
accepting, would refuse to be the
voluntary traditional vatican prisoner.
It seems that the more probable inter?
pretation of his remarks would be
that, if made pope, he would institute
great changes in the gardens.
Rome, July 24- The report general?
ly circulated that the body of Pope
Leo was beginning to show signs of de?
composition caused great excitement,
but, it is now contradicted by the
doctors. Many people who had decided
to visit the chapel of the sacrament
in St. Peter's on the last day of the
lying in state, and thus avoiding the
crowd, hurried there today, fearing
that it would be buried tonight, while
many persons in the provinces took
the" first trains?to Rome, which result?
ed in a gathering at St. Peter's larger
than that of yesterday. Otherwise
the scene was practically the same.
Unless the unexpected occurs the in?
terment will take place Saturday even?
ing, as originally arranged.
The nearer the conclave approaches
the more two distinct tendancies are
.shown in the Sacred College, es?
pecially among the cardinals of the
curia, that is to say, those living in
Rome, but in which the cardinals
from the provinces as weil as the
foreign cardinals cannot help partici?
pating. These two tendencies spring
from the personality of Cardinal
Rampolla as the great struggle con?
tinues to be in his favor or against him.
If Rampolla finds that in the first
ballot he has a considerable number of
votes he will try again. If he has few
votes and one of his opponents has
%many, he will renounce his claim and
he and his friends will support,
first, Cardinal Gotti, with whom he
now has come to some such agreement,
and attempt to raise Gotti to the su?
preme office, with Rampolla as an ally.
This would mean the maintenance of
Pope Leo's policy on exactly the same
j lines and entrusted to the same men.
; But Gotti inspires great distrust be?
cause, as he belongs to the religious
orders, he would render the situation
of the papacy extrcmely^difficult at
the present moment, considering the
conditions prevailing in France, Spain
and the Philippines, lt seems there?
fore, almost sure that if at the first
ballot it is not probable that Gotti
can be successful, this section of the
Sacred College will decide on Cardinal
di Pietro, one of Rampolla's most
faithful followers. Rampolla being a
Sicilian can count on two Sicilian
cardinals. One of them, however,
Cardinal Celesia, archbishop of Paler?
mo, is so old (he is almost 90) that his
relations strongly oppose his going to
Rome to attend the conclave. For
political reasons all Spanish cardinals
are favorable to Rampolla, besides a
dozen Italians, thus making a total ?
of 25 votes. But to be elected it is
necessary to get altogether over 40
votes, as of the present 64 cardinals,
not more than two or three will be
absent from the conclave.
Iz is understood that the Prussian
minister accredited to the vatican
has received instructions to favor the
election of Cardinal Serafiuo Vannu
telli or Cardinal Agliardi. Cardinal
Kopp, bishop of Breslau, who arrived
here yesterday, has been approached
to the same effect.
Cardinal Celsia, in an interview on
the spirit which should inspire the
conclave in the election of a new pope,
said : .
"Now, more than ever, we need an
energetic pontiff; but at the same
time he must be prudent. With ex?
treme measures one cannot rule. With a
middle course there is always some?
thing to gain. This is the secret of
success. This was the glory of Pope
Leo. With the help of God it will be
that of his sucessor. "
The opinion is generally expressed
that the conclave may begin work
Cardinal Oreglia, dean of the college
of cardinals, has expressed the inten?
tion of summoning the relatives of the
late pope to attend the congregation's
meeting on Sunday to read Pope Leo's
In addition to the bequests already
mentioned, the will made provision for
the distribution of about ?20,000 among
the poor of Rome, Perugia, where he
for many years was archbishop, and
Carpento, where he was born. The
congregation of cardinals today decided
to ask Monsignor Galli to deliver the
funeral oration upon the late pope and
Mgr. Sardi the oration on the duties
of the college in connection with thc
selection of Leo's successor. These ap?
pointments, however, are of a tenta?
tive nature, and have not yet been offi?
cially communicated to the appointees.
Mgr. Tarozzi was informally asked tc
pronounce the funeral oration, but de
dined owing to bad health. For t
similar :reason Mgr. Pifferi, the confes
sor of the late pope, declined an ap?
pointment as confessor of the conclave.
The congregation has not yet accepted
the declination, however, offering to
appoint Mgr. Palmieri as his asistant.
If Mgr. Pifferi persists in his declina?
tion to serve the appointment will pro?
bably be given to Mgr. Palmieri.
PROTECT THE BIRDS.
The Law is very Plain in The Matter.
In all probability not one person in
twenty five is aware of the fact that a
special act was passed by the legis
latne of South Carolina, making it a
misdemeanor punishable by fine and
imprisonment or both at the discretion
of the court, to in any way molest
mocking or other song birds. They
are *not to be killed, wounded, kept in
captivity, or their nests interfered
with, and those having the same,
cages are liable to be subjected to as
great a punishment as the party that
This fact is brought before our read?
ers' attention, as now is the time that
the feathered songsters are nesting and
the young birds are a great temptation
to the boys.
But a few days ago a thoughtless
boy was seen, too latb however to stop
him, tearing down a mocking bird's
nest, in which the young birds were
only a few days old, and must have
perished for want of the old bird's
care. A little attention on the part of
the citizens will do much toward pro?
tecting our songsters.
, Manning News Items.
Presiding Elder Browne preached
Sunday night at the Methodist Church.
Quarterly Conference was held at
the Church on Monday night.-Man?
ning Farmer.. .
Upwards of 25,000 pounds of to?
bacco was old here last Monday bring?
ing an average price of 7 cents. The
general satisfaction expressed by the
sellers is a good indication that the
buyers are treatingg the people right.
Mr. W. T. Lesesne lost a barn of
fine tobacco by fire about two
o'clock last Saturday morning. He
had about 2,000 pounds of tobacco,
about cured. It, together with the
cost of the barn, wil| run up some?
where in the nieghborhood of $400,
and of course, no insurance, as there
can be none on that class of risk.
'A stroll around the grounds of the
Naval Stores'? Manufacturing plant
here discloses the fact that business is
meant and that they are gettting ready
for it with vim. Quite recently a
number of articles have appeared in
print descriptive of such plants, their
products, cost of operation and pro?
fits to be derived therefrom, ali of
which tend to show that those wide-a?
wake business men who have in?
augurated it are doing a good thing
for themselves as well for the country
in general. The company is already
receiving offers to handle its output.
One offer comes all the way from Ham?
burg, Germany, which shows some?
thing of the demand for such pro?
ducts. All wish them much success.
Those from this place who attended
the "Alien Immerson" debate in Sum?
ter last week came back with the
opinion that Rev. C. C. Brown was
outstripped in argument, but some of
these were of an element known to
be the "Anti-Brown." The con
trovrsy between Revs. Porter and
Brown, we understand was taken
down by stenographers for the pur?
pose of publishing the argument in
book form, these books are to be sold
and we would not mind taking some
stock in the enterprise ; we believe it
will be a money-maker. The*Brown
friends will contend that their man
ate up the Missourian-"et em alive,'
and the Anti-Brown forces will con?
tend that the Carolinian was "com?
pletely demolished." The contending
elements will advertise the book, and
immersionists as well as non-im
mersionists, will be anxious to read
and judge for themselves, even the
reading non-believer will buy the
book. If put up in attractive bindings
and placed in the hands of oily tongued
agents the scheme is a tempting in?
vestment. -Manning grimes.
RACE WAR IN NAVY.
Bar Earbor, Me., July 23.-The race
feeling which exists in the United
States navy against the negroes has
been cropping out since the fleet of
seven warships has arrived here. The
white sailors have been making it hot
for the colored men, so that the ne?
groes now keep aboard most of the
time rather than risk abuse on the
A number of jackies got into the
tent which the naval branch of the
Young Men's Christian Association
has erected on the town park and drove
out the negroes, who had gone there
for a night's lodging.
Two black sailors were knocked
down on Main street by a crowd of
white jackies, and after getting a few
kicks and punches scrambled to their
feet and ran. One negro was thrown
over a board fence into the street
Another found his way to the police
station and was locked up to keep him
away from the angry sailors who had
been chasing him. Another rushed
into a drug store and was put into a
cellar to avoid the mob. He had to
make his way across yards after being
smuggled out a rear door.
Since this occurrence .there have
been no negro sailors ashore after dark.
TOBACCO FARMERS GLUM.
Darlington, July 23..-The opening
of the tobacco season here was some?
thing of a disappointment to farmers.
The high prices of the last season
were not realized and those who had
to sell were not at all satisfied with
the outcome. The prices for last season
were higher than had been received
here before, and that stimulated the
planting for this season. Some think
that the low prices will not continue,
but no one knows what the result of
the selling of the crop will be.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
The City Council met at 6 o'clock in
the afternoon Friday with the fol?
lowing members present: Mayor A.
B. Stuckey, Aldermen D. J. Chandler,
W. H. Epperson, E. W. Hurst and J.
Messrs. A. J. Moses and D. G. Zeig
ler submitted plans for the alteration
and enlargement of the Nixon House
on Main street, which contemplates a
balcony thirty-six feet long across the
sidewalk. This balcony to rest on four
iron columns of six inches diameter
and twelve inch bases. The pavement
at that point being thirteen feet wide,
and the columns to go to the edge of
the curb line will leave twelve feet
clear in width. The lowest part of the
balcony to be fourteen feet above the
sidewalk. The request was granted
with the understanding that the side?
walk should not be obstructed for
twelve feet in width and fourteen in
Minutes of 9th inst., were read and
A letter was received from the Sum?
ter Telephone Co., in reference to Mr.
E. F. Miller's complaint of excessive
charges for an office phone. They do
not think Council is a Board of Arbi?
tration to settle disputes between the
company and its patrons, but give, as?
surance of their purpose to render sat?
isfactory service. They contend that
the phone in question is a business
phone and not an office phone. They
state that they have the capital to
make needed improvements and are
now engaged in perfecting the system.
They assert that they did not accept
the provisions of the General Ordi?
nance and will ask for some amend?
ments before expiration of their fran?
chise. They declare that they intend
making their system the equal of any
in the State and hope Coancil will
exercise a little patience towards them.
9 A letter from Mr. E. F. Miller was
read in which he denied some state?
ments of the Telephone Co., and ask?
ed that Council would determine
whether or not he is entitled to office
rates. The Council ordered that the
Telepiione Co..% be asked to have a
representative present at next meeting
to show the grounds on which they
claim exemption from the terms and
provisions of the General Telephone
Ordinance, and to adjust the question
at issue if possible.
Mr. Chandler for the Special Com?
mittee in charge reported that Mr. J. j
L. Ludlow had completed sewerage j
map of the city, with profiles of
streets and alljjspecifications according j
to his contract. The work was accept- I
ed and Mr. Wilson's fee of seven hun?
dred and fifty dollars ordered paid,
with the written understanding with
Mr. Ludlow that in case, a disposal
plant should be included in the origi?
nal construction of the system, he will
furnish plans .and specifications free
of charge at such time as the l?tting
of the contract for construction may be
The Mayor and Clerk were author?
ized to borrow three thousand . dollars
for necessary current expenses-one
thousand dollars each from The First
National Bank, The Bank of Sumter
and The Sumter Savings Bank, giving
therefor the City's certificates of In?
debtedness in the usual required form.
A letter was presented by Mt Chand?
ler from The Sumter Insurance Agency
stating that the city will be re-rated
within the next thirty days and that
the "general tariff provides a charge
of ten to twenty-five cents on build?
ings, and twelve to thirty cents on
contents in case of a defective water
supply, which charge they think will
be applied to Sumter for lack of pres?
sure. There was also a letter from Mr.
I. A. Ryttenberg complaining of a
fire loss he had recently sustained by
reason of insufficient pressure. On Mr.
Chandler's motion the- Clerk was di?
rected to notify the Company of these
complaints and demand immediate
improvement of their service.
Mr. Chandler called attention to an
effort in progress to establish an addi?
tional liquor dispensary on North
Main street. On his motion thc fol?
lowing resolutions were adopted :
Whereas, Members of the Council
have been informed that an effort is
being made to establish a second
Dispensary in Sumter:
And Whereas a similar effort was
made in September 1901, at which
time the Council then expressed.ob?
jections as appear upon our minutes,
And whereas conditions are thc same
now as they "~ere at that time,
Be it resolved, That we reaffirm our
views at that time and earnestly pro
I test against the establishment of such
second dispensary for the reason then
Resolved, Further, that a copy of
the said resolutions be forwarded to
the State Board of Control with this
The resolutions referred to were un?
animously adopted September 3rd,
1901, and are as follows:
It having come to the attention of
the City Council that the County
Board of Control have decided to es?
tablish a second dispensary in the city
Beit resolved, That it earnestly pre?
tests against the establishment of an?
other dispensary and respectfully asks
the Board of Control to rescind its
The City Council has had no notice
of any movement whatever by the
people of Sumter looking to the es?
tablishment of such dispensary, and it
is satisfied that there is not only no
necessity for its establishment, bnt
that from either an economic or a
moral standpoint, such dispensary if
established will be against the inter?
ests of this community.
This Council notes with regret this
action of the Board of Control, and
hopes that the citizens of Sumter will
not be slow to express their disapproval
of such action. There is no necessity
nor public demand for it.
The sum of five dollars was ordered
paid towards expenses of the State
Sanitary Conference on its request
An estimate of pipe necessary for
drainage of the pond on South Main
street was submitted by the Super?
intendent of Streets, and the commit?
tee of public works was authorized to
have the work done. There were no
other matters of public interest.
"Misery loves company," and the
people of Anderson may be glad to
learn that the newspapers in Green?
ville and Spartanburg are knocking
the telephone systems in those towns
to beat the band. And both systems,
we^believe, are owned by the Bell
Good Roads Convention
A large gathering of representative
citizens of the county and business
men of this city met in the Court
House Saturday in response to the call
published recently inviting a meeting
to consider the matter of improving
the highways of the county.
The meeting was called to order by
Con ty Supervisor Wm. H. Seale, who
[ explained the object of the meeting,
! and nominated Hon. Rich'd. I. Man?
ning for Chairman, of the meeting.
Senator Manning was unanimously
elected. On taking the chair he
spoke briefly on the great importance
of the meeting, and declared that the
.question of good roads was one that ad?
mitted of no argument, except in
favor of it. All were alike agreed, as
there is no one but who is in advocate
of better public highways.
Col. John M.- Knight was elected
The Chairman introduced as the
first speaker,- Mr. J. Arthur Banks, of
St. Matthews, Orangburg county,
who delivered a highly interesting ad?
dress upon the subject of good roads.
At the conclusion of Mr. Banks'
splendid .address Chairman Manning
extended the hearty thanks of the
meeting to liim for his able and help?
The meeting was thrown open for a
free and full discussion of the subject,
and Hon. A. K. Sanders was called
on. Mr. Sanders said he was much in?
terested in the address of Mr. Banks
and heartily agreed with him. In his
opinion, the only way to have good
roads was by taxation ; but he is unal?
terably apposed to issuing bonds. He
favored a one mill tax by the legis?
lature, to start with, and have .it
gradually increased. Go slow at first,
and after that there will be no trouble,
and no objection to the tax would
ever be heard.
Capt. R. J. Brownfield was called
upon next, and in opening his re?
marks he read an article from the
Century Magazine on "Our Common
Roads, " as bearing on the very sugges?
tive speech of Mr. Banks. He gave
some estimates and figures as to the
cost to improve the roads in his own
township, Providence, which were
Col. Altamont Moses spoke next and
said that a tax of one mill a year
would do very little good. The only
way is to issue bonds and establish a
commission of first class men to have
charge of building the roads, thus
taking the matter out of politics. He
thought it perfectly safe to issue 8200,
000 of bonds at 4 per cent, for thirty
years. The trouble with taxation is
that it is too uneven. Can see no
argument against a bonded indebted?
ness. It is cheaper than a floating
debt. This was aptly illustrated. Col.
Moses answered a number of ques?
tions asked by Capt. Brownfield, as"to
issuance of bonds and creation of a
Mr. E. W. Dabbs was next called
on, and suggested a licese tax on all
the owners of vehicles of every kind.
Put good men in charge of the work
and see that it is done, whether by
bond issue or otherwise.
Mr. Neill O'Donnell said he had
been much interested in what had
been [said. He was afraid, however,
if hek waited until these good roads
vs ere built by a small tax that he
would never see them. Would favor
bonding the county to build a road,
as nearly an air line as possible,
radiating from Sumter north, south,
east and west, forty miles all told.
After that was: built, then others
could be looked after.
Mayor A. B. Stuckey, is heartily
in favor ol? issuing bonds. Thought
nothing else would answer for our im?
Mayor Stuckey was called to the
chair and Senator Manning took the
floor. He said the subject was one
that he had been interested in for
years. That this meeting should never
adjourn without doing something de?
finite. Thought that a bond issue, with?
out going into a full discussion of the
question, quite a questionable
method of raising the money. Why
are our roads in the condition they
are? For one reason the road-working
in times past has been a perfect farce.
People would not, or did not, work
them. Then came the chain gang,
which was good as far as it went.
The chain gang is not competent to do
all the work. There was too much j
of it. Then road machines were
bought, a.nd this was money well
spent, but was inadequate. Very
few people pay the commutation road
tax, and none of them work the road.
He offered the following resolutions
which were taken np in detail and dis?
cussed tboronghlv bv Messrs. Neill
O'Donnell, R.'J.* Brownfield, E. W.
Dabbs, W. B. Boyle, and others, after
which they were adopted, with amend?
ments to them as originally read :
Resolved, 1st. That it is the sense
and earnest desire and demand of the
citizens of Sumter county in conven?
tion assembled that the Supervisor,
with the advice and assistance of the
County Commissioners, should prompt?
ly take the necessary steps to appoint
overseers and warn those who are liable
to road duty and who have not paid
the commutation road tax, to per?
form the road duty as provided
2d. That an annual levy be made
on property of the county that will
raise the sum of 85,000 for permanent
road improvements, and that this work
be done sparately from the general
road work of the county.
3rd. That the plan be adopted of
making sand and clay roads 7 to 10 feet
wide instead of the full width of the
roads at first, until all the main and
most important public roads of the
county are thus treated.
4th. That the County Trasurer be
requested to bring to the attention of
taxpayers the necessity of pyaing the
road tax when other taxes are paid.
The meeting then adjourned.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Washington, D. C. July 19.-In
three j ears the Government has
realized almost S200,iX)0 profits from
the sale of the little stamp books is?
sued by the post-office department. A
report which Third Assistant Post?
master General Madden will issue in
a few days shows that the profit on
the little moisture-proof stamp
books for tlie fiscal year which has just
ended was more than 870,000.
The cost of the books to the depart?
ment is one-third of a cent, each and
they sell for one cent. The sale has
increased 33 per cent in the fiscal year
just ended. They are in especial de?
mand in climates where humidity
makes it impossible to prevent stamps
from sticking together.
Is it Ever Uninteresting.
A communication came to this office
without any signature, and found it3
way into the waste basket. We do not
publish any communications which
cannot be accompanied by the name of
the writer, and we will not publish
any communications which are writ?
ten for tlie purpose of creating a dis?
turbance that is of no interest to the
public- Manningg Times.
WORD that word is
lt refers to Dr, Tutt's Liver Pills and
Are you constipated?
Troubled with indigestion?
ANY of these symptoms and many others
indicate inaction ot the LIVEf
Take Mo Substitute.
TIE SUMTER SAVINGS BANK.
HORACE H?RBY, President.
L C. STRAUSS. vice-President.
GEO. L. RICKER, Cashier.
Capital Stock, $25,000
Liability of Stockholders, 25,000
Banking is Popular
With those who give a little considera?
tion to its advantages.
Chief among these is the security afford?
ed. When morley is deposited with
The Sumter Savings Bank
It is absolutely safe. And not only is it
secure from fire and thieves, but it is mak?
ing more money.
In our hands draw interest at the rate
of 4 per cent and this is compounded four
I will give p rompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing bill sides,
draining bottoms, drawing Mortgages
Titles, Probating, &c.
BANKS BL BOYKIN, D. Ss
Oct 19-0 Catchall, S. C.
THE SANK OF SUMTER,
SUMTER, S. C.
City aDd County Depository,
Capital stock paid in, $75,000 00
Undivided surplus, 16,000 00
Individual liability of stockhold?
ers in excess of their stock, 75,000 00
Transacts a general banking business;
?.lso has a Saving Bank Department. De?
posits of $1 and upward received. Inter?
est allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, per
annum, payable senii-annuallv.
W. F."B. HAYNS WORTH, President.
R. L MANNING, W. F. RHAMF,
Aslo assortment of Garden
Large line of fine Havana
A choice line of Toilet and
Fancy Goods to which atten?
tion is invited at
DeLorme's Drug Store.
Send model, sketch or photo of invention fer <
free report ou patentability. For free hook, <
How to Secu -e Tn l nt il SD I/O write?
Opposite; U. S. Patent Office
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