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SHOCK TO SPECULATORS.
Crash on tho New York Stock
Exchange-Lowest Record
Since Last September.
Railroad Shares and Industrials Alike
Co Down-Total Shrinkage Amounts
to Many Million Dollars.
New York, August; 5.-Two more
Stock Exchange failures, making a
total of six in the last eleven business
days, were recorded today when Sharp
& Bryan and Huributt, Hatch & Co.
announced their inability to meet
their obligations. Neither failure oc?
casioned the slightest surprise in fact,
beth had been discounted for a week
or more.
The failure of Sharp & Bryan came
during the morning session, shortly
after tho market had recovered from
its demoralized opening. That of
Hurlbutt, Hatch & Co. was announced
in the afternoon, jus:; as prices were
tumbling lower than at any time be?
fore.
The day's business can best be sum
marized by the statement that full
two-thirds of the active list touched
: the lowest record reached duing the
present movement, which had its
inception last September.
At the close of the day some of the
solid interests-and it is significant
that these interests have been "out of
the market" for weeks past, save here
and there, when support was most
necessary-spoke reassuringly. They
declared that the financial atmo?
sphere was being clarified, but for all
that Wall street as a whole could see
no silver lining tb t&e cloud, much
less a golden one.
Other failures were confidently pre?
dicted and the names of several impor?
tant firms were mentioned as among
those in financial straits.
A sharp break in sterling exchange
-during- the day was coupled with the
suggestion that at least one interna?
tional banking house had been making
desperate efforts to borrow money
abroad. Officers of leading local banks
and trust companies declined to dis?
cuss ?the situation except to express
confidence as to the sound condition of
the financial - institutions. The day
began ominously. Opening prices on
the -Exchange were decidedly lower
almost all through the list, but the
break was checked by supporting or?
ders. In fact, veteran observers were
?ieard to declare that but for this sup?
port a panic would certainly have oc?
curred.
. The Sharp & Bryan failure made
little impression on values, but to?
wards noon the list receded, the decline
including most all the standard
-shares, the market then becoming
=duil, except during the Last hour and
a half, when stocks were again thrown
over ruthhissly, and the closing was
^extremely weak and-feverish.
. Today's shrinkage alone aggregates
many millions of dollars. Countless \
"stop loss' ' orders' were caught in the
selling aviilanche, and it is probable
that hundreds of weak accounts were
closed in titter disregard cf the losses
sustained by their owners.
The list of stocks that touched their
kernest level includes Atchison, Baltic
more and Ohio, Chesapeake and Ohio*
* Chicago ano! Alton common and prefer?
red. Chicago, Great Western and the
debentures and second preferred, Chi?
cago, Milwaukee and St Paul, Chi
-cago and Northwest common and pre?
ferred^ Delaware and Hudson, Color?
ado and Southern first and second pre?
ferred, Denver and Rio Grande com?
pilion and preferred, Great Northern
Vpasferred, Evansville and Terre Haute
?referred, Long Island, Louisville and
Nashville, Kansas and Texas, Mis?
souri Pacific New York, Ontario and
Western, Bock Island common and
preferred, St Louis Southwestern
common and pxeferred, Texas and
Pacific, Union Pacific and Wabash*
preferred. .
In the industrial class new low re?
cords were the order in American Cot?
ton Oil, American Linseed Oil com?
mon and preferred, American Smelting
preferred, Republic Iron and Steel
common and prefered, United States
Ijeatber, United States Realty com?
mon and preferred, United States Steel
preferred, Virginia-Carolina Chemical
common and preferred, American Hide
And Leather preferred, American
Snuff, American Sugar, Hocking Coal
and Iron, Consolidated Gas, Contin?
ental Tobacco preferred, General
Electric National Biscuit, New York
Air Brake, Pacific Mail, People's Gas,
"Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke and
Pressed Steel.
To these lists should be added
Brooklyn Rapid Transit and such
specialties as American Express,,
United States Express and Corn Pro?
ducts common and preferred. Fully a
.dozen or more other issues sold on a
parity with previous low prices of the
yeir.
These ?tocks made the greatest net
losses for the day : American Snuff 15
points. General Electric 5>2? Pullman
Palace Car 7%, Sugar 2, St. Paul 2%
Colorado aud Southern 1st and 2d pre?
ferred 5% and 434, respectively; Con?
solidated Gas G. BrooKlyn Union Gas
41-3, Delaware and Hudson 5, Denver
and Rio Grande preferred 4, Evans?
ville and Terre Haute 7U, Metro?
politan Subscriptions 5, Missouri
Pacific 5 5-8, St. Louis and San
Francisco, Chicago and Eastern I ni?
cols certificates 10, St Louis South?
western preferred Teaxs and Paci?
fic Land Trust 4, Wabash preferred 4*4
and Reading and Lake Erie 1st pre?
ferred 5.
In the entire list just seven stocks
made net gains, these including an
advance of 2J? per cent, in Virginia
Carolina Chemical preferred. Slight?
ly over 1,000 shares changed hands dur?
ing the day. The heaviest was in At?
chison, Baltimore and Ohio, St Paul,
Erie common, Missouri Pacific, Union
Pacific Pennsylvania, Reading com?
mon and United States Steel common
the latter leading the list with a total
of mora than 85,000 shares.
^The failure of Sharp & Bryan (W.
W. Sharp and C. S. Bryan) excited
general sympathy, as these are mem?
bers of the board and popular on the
Stock Exchange. Mr. Bryan is a
member of the governors of the Ex?
change. The firm was organized in
1891. They were specialists in several
stocks, more particularly in Virginia
Carolina Chemical, and their failure
is regarded as directly attributable tc
the decline in those shares. During
last year's boom Chemical preferred
sold as high as 134% and the commor
at 80. They closed today at 80 anc
23%. respectively.. According to the
statement of the assignee Sharp &
Bryan's liabilities are about $5,000,000,
mostly secured. Assets are said to
include several million dollars. of
Stock Exchange securities, the value
cf which is almost altogether con?
tingent on market conditions.
The firm of Hurlbutt, Hatch & Co.,
(John Henry Hurlbutt, E. Sanford
Hatch, the* board member, and J.
Fr?lley Smith,) was'organized in Sep?
tember, 1899. Their financial embar?
rassment has been a matter of general
comment in the ' street" for some
weeks. No statement regarding their
affairs was obtainable today. An as?
signment was made to Henry B. Ketch
am, a lawyer, of the firm of Reid,
Esselsyn & Ketcbam.
The firm of Sharp & Bryan was or?
ganized July 2, 1891, the individual
members being W. W. Sharp and
Charles S. Bryan, both board mem?
bers. The of?ce of the firm is at 25
Broad street, and they were known as
specialists in Virginia-Carolina Chemi?
cal, United States . Realty and Con?
struction and Southern Railway.
The firm had a mercantile agency
rating of from ?200,000 to 8300,000.
D. H. Sullivan, ol: the law firm of
Sullivan & Cromwell, was made as?
signee of the suspended firm.
Sharp & Bryan were prominent in
operations on the curb. They were
specialists there in American Bridge,
Northern Securities and Seaboard
shares. The firm offered large blocks
Of Seaboard shares for sale on the
curb yesterday. The greater part of
Sharp & Bryan's obligations on the
Exchange were liquidated yesterday
and several banks and trust companies
threw out their loans. In fact the
greater part of yesterday's liquidation
on the Exchange W?IS for Sharp t &
Bryan's account.
Mr. Cromwell, counsel for the as?
signee of Sharp & Bryan, made the
following statement :
"The firm made the general assign?
ment for the purpose of insuring
equality among its creditors without
preference. The cause is directly at?
tributable to the sudden and extreme
shrinkage in the market value of the
securities of the firm. The liabilities,
mostly secured, are about $5,000,000.
The value of assets, comprising al?
most exclusively Stock Exchange
securities to the amount of several
million dollars, is dependent on mar?
ket conditions. Most of the creditors,
recognizing that present conditions
are short lived, are \ery fairly and
wisely withholding their securities
from sale."
An unofficial statement was made to
the effect that the firm had no open
contracts in the market, and that at
today's prices there was still a fair
margin on their loans. It was added
that if prices did not decline further
the firm would be able to liquidate its
assets on a satisfactory basis.
Wife of Three Governors.
To the Editor of The News and
Courier :
Mrs. Elizabeth Peyre Manning's
remarkable Gubernatorial connections
have been mentioned in jour columns,
as well as elsewhere. On account of
this remarkable relationship, if for
no other reason, we think a memoir
! of her might well be compiled by
some of her descendants. It may be
1 mentioned, in passing, that this in
I te resting lady died thirty, years ago
last month, at which time she lacked
something over two months of four?
score years.
In the first volume of his historical
seri?s, "The History of South! Caro?
lina under the Proprietary Govern?
ment," Gen. .McCrady mentions an?
other lady who had a remarkable record
of Gubernatorial relationships. This
lady was Mrs. Frances Ludwell, wife,
of Col. Philip Ludwell, who was
Governor of South Carolina from No?
vember, 1691, to November, 1693. Gen.
McCrady gives the following state?
ment concerning Mrs. Ludwell, which
he bases on Hawkes's History of North
Carolina :
"This lady had the singular fortune
of being the wife of three Governors
in succession. Her first husband was
Governor Samuel Stephens, of Albe?
marle, her second. Sir William Berke?
ley, Governor of Virginia: her third,
Col. Philip Ludwell, Governor of
Carolina. ' '
Wife of three colonial Governors and
one of them a British knight ! Is there
p. parallel case to this in the hisory of
the thirteen original colonies?
McDonald Furman,
Privateer, Sumter County, July 27,
- 1903.
The Death Penalty.
A little thing sometimes rei-uits in death
Thus a mere scratch, insignificant cuts or
puny boils have paid the deaf, h penalty.
It is wise to have Bucklen's Arnica Salve
ever handy. It's the best Salve on earth
.and will prevent fatality, when Burns,
Sores, Ulcers and Piles threaten. Only
25c at J. F. W. DeLorme's Drug Store.
Camden, Aug. 6.-Lightning struck
the handsome stables of the Camden
Country Club this evening and they
were burned down. The fire spread to
the large barn and stable close by,
owned by Mr. G. T. Little, and it
was also consumed. The total loss is
several thousand dollars. There was
some insurance on the property.
Puts a i End to it All.
A grievous wail oftimes come as a re?
sult of unbearable pain from overtaxed
organs. Dizziness, Backache, Liver Com?
plaint and Constipation. But thanks to
Dr. King's New Life Pills they pat an end
to it ali. They are gentle but thorough.
Try them. Only 25c. Guaranteed by
J. F. W. DeLorme's Drug Store.
Boston, Aug. 6.-The trial of Wm.
Monroe Trotter, editor of the Boston
Guardian: Granville Martin and
Bernard Charles, charged with dis?
turbing a meeting in the Columbus
avenue A. M. E. Zion Church, which
was addressed by Booker T. Washing?
ton, on the night of July 30, ended to?
day, when all three defendants were
found guilty. Sentences will be im?
posed tomorrow.
CASTOR IA
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the
Signatare of
THE JEN-WHITE TRIAL
Judge Hargis' Sister and Judge
Hargis Himself Testify for
the Defence.
Cynthiana, Ey., August 5.-In the
Jett-White trial today the defense
placed Mrs. Lulu South, a pister of
Judge Hargis, on the witness stand.
Her testimony was contradictory of
Miss Emma Clark, who testified for
the Commonwealth last Friday. Mrs.
South corroborated other witnesses
for the defence in placing Curtis Jett
near the tree in the Court House yard
after the firing of the first shot.
Judge James Hargis was placed on
the stand. He said he saw Ewen run?
ning and Marcum fall, and saw Curtis
Jett on the street corner near tree
after the shooting.
Judge Hargis was cross-examined by
Mr. Byrd. In reply to a question as
to why he stood by Jett, his nephew,
when they did not speak to each
other, Hargis said Jett was not tried
right by being brought to Court by
fifty soldiers and a Gatling gun. On
being pressed for another reason.
Hargis stated that Jett's mother, who
was his elder sister, had . cared for
him during the war, when his father
had been chased away by Federal sol?
diers and that as an honest man he
now wanted to repay that debt with
interest.
k Good Home Made Fertilizer.
Prof. C. W. Burkett gave the fol?
lowing interesting information on
home made and commercial fertilizers
at Dallas Monday :
Use 400 pounds'cotton-seed meal,
costing $1.50; 200 pounds, Kainit,
costing $4.80 1600 pounds Acid Phos?
phate, costing $10.00, making the
total cost of a ton mixed at home,
$16.30. This is a ton of fertilizer and
is not sand or dust. In a ton of ordi?
nary commercial fertilizer there is
usually from 1,0C0 to 1,500 pounds of
sand or dirt, and only a few hundred
pounds of nitric acid, phosphate and
kainit. The farmer who buys com?
mercial fertilizer pays from $6 to 88 a
ton for the mixing of the plant food
ingredients with sand and dirt. The"
farmers can buy the ingredients at
home and do the mixing at home in an
hour or two and save the $6 or $8.
Gastonia News.
England has a national tru9t for
places of historic interest or national
beauty, which reports saving some
spots of interest to Englishmen, and
one, at least, of more than insular in?
terest. Danger threatened the Hill of
Tara, the most interesting spot in Ire?
land-perhaps in the United Kingdom.
The associations of the hill date at
least from the third century of our
era; it was at once the palace and the
tomb of the Irish Kings ; there on the
King's Bath they were crowned on
the Lai Fall, or Stone of Destiny. On
Easter eve, 433, St. Patrick there
effected the conversion of the King of
Ireland to Christianity. Unscientific
and rather foolish persons have done
much injury to the hill by digging
after the ark of the convenant, which
they have naturally failed to find. This
process at least has been arrested,
and the . national trust will have gen?
eral sympathy in its endeavor to make
the hill-at present under divided
ownership-a national possession.
About the time that Whistler, the
artist, was causing a sensation with
the paintings which he called " A Har?
mony in Black and Red," "A Noc?
turne in Blue," or some such names,
he had a misunderstanding with his
clnb regarding dues. The secretary
finally wrote to Mr. Whistler saying
that the club would be glad to receive
from him "an arrangement in gold
and silver."
A young woman in breeches is the
latest freak from Boonevillle, Miss.
Miss Winnie Ray has been masquerad?
ing in that community for about eight
years as a man without being suspect?
ed even by the most intimate neigh?
bors. The other day a young farmer,
thinking she was a man, gave ,her a
genteel flogging for being too intimate
with his wife. At the trial, attired
in her trousers, she created a profound
surprise by declaring that she was a
woman. And she continues to wear
her pants.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 5.-Gov. and
Mrs. Richard Yates, assisted by
Auditor of Public accounts McCul?
lough, Assistant Secretary of State
Clanaba-\ and several secretaries of
departments and local officers of the
Illinois National Guard, gave a recep?
tion to the officers of the Eighth in?
fantry, Illinois National Guard, the
negro regiment now in camp of in?
struction at Camp Lincoln, at the ex?
ecutive mansion tonight. During the
evening the regimental band, station?
ed on the lawn in front pf the man?
sion's principal entrance, gave a con?
cert, which was listened to by an en?
thusiastic audience of citizens, mostly
colored.
Tuscaloosa, Ala., August 5.-The
boiler of the Tuscaloosa" Light and
Power Company exploded this evening,
instantly killing Adolph Johnston and
N. Jonhston, negroes, severely bruis?
ing Manager McGhee and Engineer
Crawford and wrecking the plant.
The city is in darkness tonight. The
boiler was carried two blocks, pass?
ing through three brick walls and land?
ing in a department store, five hundred
feet away. Several stores were badly
damaged. Loss $50,000; insurance
partial.
Constantinople, August 5.-The
Porte has abandoned all ideas of with
drawing troops from Macedonia and
is now making vigorous preparations
to draft troops for the disturbed dis?
trict, A circular note has been sent
out warning the Powers of the inten?
tion of the Turkish Government. The
note states that the situaion is very
serious and, although it does not men?
tion Bulgaria, the document is re?
garded as a menace to the Bulgarian
Government.
Abbeville, August 5.-An election
was heid here today for the purpose
of voting on the matter of issuing
$20,000 in bonds for sewerage. There
was not much interest manifested in
the election, but the bonds were voted
by majority of over three to one. It
is thought that the very favorable
topographical conditions will enable
the system to be constructed for the
amount of the bonds voted today", bat
should this prove inadequate an addi?
tional amount will be issued.
EXHIBIT OF ARTS AND CRAFTS.
I The South Carolina Federation of
Women's Club's at its recent conven?
tion in Columbia, decided to establish
an exhibit of Arts and Crafts for the
purpose of stimulating interest in the
Home Industries among the women
of the State. This exhibit is to be
displayed in every town where there
is a Federated Club to take it in
charge, and will consist of handiwork
of every description, laces, embroid?
ery, basketry, wood-carving, designs
of wall-paper etc., woven rugs, car?
pets, quilts, in fact anything made by
the hands of a South Carolina woman.
Every effort will be made to create a
demand for the work, and orders will
be solicited. All women in the State
are urged to send samples of their
handiwork.
It is especially desired through this
movement to reach the women of the
rural districts, showing the possibili?
ties open to them both as wage-earners
and home-makers along these lines-to
revive if possible the old fashioned art
of weaving, which even in its simpler
forms is susceptible of excellent re?
sults, woven rag rugs, for example,
when wrought in artistic designs and
harmonious color-schemes, are in
great demand and bring high prices.
No article will be accepted for this
exhibit unless well made and attractive
in appearance-exhibitors must also
put a reasonable price upon their
work.
All communications should be ad?
dressed to Mrs. T. fraser James,
Chairman Arts & Crafts Com. S. C.
F. W. C.', Darlington, S. C.
MAGNOLIA HAPPENINGS.
Magnolia, Aug. 6.-On last Monday
night, the Rev. L. J. Ehrlich, a con?
verted Jew, preached a sermon in the
Baptist Church in this place. His
sermon, if I might call ita "ser?
mon," though of a rambling nature,
was calclated to cause one to think.
He claims to be a thoroughly educated
man, but furnished no evidence of
this fact. He had been assisting Rev.
Whittaker, pastor of New Zion cir?
cuit in a protracted meeting at Pine
Grove a few miles from Shiloh, on
which occasion, fifty-eight persons
connected themselves with the chuich
in one day.* He seemed elated over
his success there, and believes in holi?
ness and sanctification. At the request
of several persons, the Baptists per?
mitted him to preach in their church,
it being more convenient to this village
than the other churches. No one here
seemed deeply impressed with his
great piety for several reasons.
Mr. Gordon Griffin narrowly escaped
injury while passing over a narrow
bridge near Lynchburg arranged for
pedestrians. Some one had misplaced
the covering, for a little innocent (?)
fun, we presume, and Gordon in pass?
ing over with several other young men
stepped on the unbalanced piece of
timber and was precipitated to the
bottom of the ditch which is over five
feet deep. But Gordon made the des?
cent head upward and when his com?
panions after the crash cast a down?
ward look the first and all they saw of
Gordon at thai moment was his head
poking up between two planks. He is
pretty corpulent weighing about 200
pounds and consequently could not be
pulled out nntil the removal of another
narrow plank. He was only minus a
number of buttons scraped from his
clothes.
The absence of a number of
Magnolia's charming young ladies is
causing no little depression among
some of our boys, but the polite and
genial salesman for The W. J. McLeod
Co. seems to be reviving a little as
time wags on. and the popular and
handsome young gentleman whose
business it is to improve other people's
looks is pulling up a little, knowing
"though absent yet not forgotten."
Assistant agent at A. C. L. station
here is apparently slowly rallying.
So much for the imaginary troubles.
Our old friend Phil Miller and
family are visiting relatives here.
Phil thinks his little one year-old girl
the prettiest little thing in the world
and looks just like Phil. It was re?
ported some time ago that he had
typhoid fever but happily this was not
true.;
Friend Tommie McIntosh though
quite sick yet is much better and we
hope he will soon be up again.
Mr. Henry Hickson has sufficiently
recovered from his second attack of
fever to return to Lake City, though
he looked up the railroad as he sat
waiting for the train, and sighed
heavily. Well we all know our griefs,
trials and heartaches better than any
on 5 else. Occasional.
BISHOPVILLE NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Bishopville, S. C., Aug. 5.-Yester?
day and today have been busy days
here. Several of the new stores which
have just been finished are being fill?
ed with goods. The streets are crowd?
ed with people moving from store to
store. Messrs. Pittman & Bramlett
are opening up a general line of mer?
chandise in their handsome brick store
and are now ready to serve their cns*
tomers. Pipkin & Rogers have moved
into one of the new brick stores just
opposite the postofnce, and their stock
of fancy groceries has been neatly
placed upon the shelves; and these
energetic young gentlemen are now
better prepared to serve the public
than heretofore. The store formerly
occupied by Pipkin & Rodgers will
now be occupied by the Grange Com?
pany, and the old Grange store by The
Leader and Vindicator.
The Bishopville Guards left Monday
afternoon for their summer encamp
ment at Anderson. Capt. G. F. Par
rott and tfie other officers went up
with the boys and they were'all in
good shape for drilling. These young
men will no doubt have a good time
on their encampment.
Dr. L. H. Jennings, having been
appointed assistant surgeon for the
Third Regiment, accompanied the
Bishopville Guards to Anderson. This
appointment was a distinguished
honor to Dr. Jennings, but one which
he deserved. He is one of the most
energetic physicians of this community
and his great success is rapidly mak?
ing him a conspicuous figure in his
profesison.
Miss Florence Poe, one of the most
attractive and accomplished young
ladies of Cheraw, is visiting her friend
Miss Linie Law.
Miss Pearl Martin, who has been
visiting friends here, returned to her
home in Abbeville yesterday. Miss
Martin is considered one of the most
beautiful young ladies of her town.
F. F. H.
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING.
Resolution Adopted in Favor of Bond
Issue for Sewerage Purposes.
The Board of Health held a meeting
Wednesday night. Preseat Dr. J. C.
Spann, President, and Dr. Van Tel
burg-Hofnian, Dr. S. C. Baker and
Mr. D. W. Cuttino.
After receiving committee reports
and discussing the abatement of
several nuisances reported by the
Health Officer, the board went into a
discussion of the proposed sewerage
sytera, which lasted some time.
Dr. Baker of the joint committee
on se werage survey maps and estimate
of cost, &c, then interestingly gave a
detailed description of the report made
by Mr. J. L. Ludlow, the sanitary
engineer who made the survey and
maps and estimate of cost.
It was the opinion of the board that
since City Council has caused the
survey to be made together with all
profile maps, detailed drawings, plans
and specifications, forms of contract
and a correct estimate of the cost of
the system, whereby the citizens of
Sumter can now intelligently decide
whether they are in a position to vote
for the bonds; that the board of
healt'a should circulate a petition re?
questing the free holders to petition
City Council to order an election to
decide the issue of bonds. The Board
of Health thinks the sewerage system
a necessity, but as to the wisdom of
expending the amount of money neces?
sary, that is a question for the voters
to determine.
The^ Board of Health and City
Council have done all that they can
do officially and the matter now rests,
according to law, with the freeholders
and qualified voters.
Upon motion of Dr. Baker, seconded
by Dr. Hofman, Health Officer Rear?
don was instructed to circulate a peti?
tion among the freeholders, as re?
quired by law, requesting City Coun?
cil to order an election to decide on
the issue of 875,000 bonds, if so much
be necesasry, for the purpose of con?
structing a sewerage system. The
members of the Board of Health will
be requested to sign the petition
officially.
On motion of Dr. Hofman, Health
Officer Reardon was instructed to
make a careful investigation of the
territory adjacent to the pumping sta?
tion and report at the next r:eeting
whether he finds any sanitary condi
tons which are likely to contaminate
the water supply of the Sumter Water
Co.
This is merely a precautionary
measure which is resorted to periodi?
cally in connection with the bacterio?
logical and chemical examinations of
the water supply made by the Sumter
Water Co., and the Board of Health
to guard the purity of the water sup?
ply.
LUMBERMEN MEET.
South Carolina Association in Session
Here Wednesday.
A meeting of the South Carolina
Lumbermen's Association was held in
the Masonic Temple Wednesday after?
noon. There were more than fifty
members present, nearly all of the im?
portant mills in the eastern and cen?
tral part of the State being represent?
ed.
The Association was organized at
Florence a few weeks ago and the
meeting yesterday being the first
meeting since the organization was a
very important one.
Matters of vital importance to the
timber business were discussed and
questions that involve the success of
the industry were brought up for con?
sideration. The discussions were nar
ticipated in by the most experienced
and successful mill men in the State
and their views carried weight and
were received with attention by all
members of the Association.
Among the matters that ?were con?
sidered the most important were : The
car supply, and the means to be
adopted to obtain better shipping fa?
cilities from the railroads, the present
inadequate supply of cars and the fail?
ure of the railroads to move lumber
promptly being great drawbacks to
the mill business; Arbitration, and
Inspection..
By resloution the President was
authorized to appoint the following
committees : Executive Committee,
Car Supply, Arbitration, Inspection.
The Executive Committee is requir?
ed to meet monthly and the expenses
of members will be paid by the Asso?
ciation.
The other committees will meet as
the necessity arises at the call of their
respective chairmen. The personnel of
these committees will be announced
by the President who will make the
appointments at his leisure.
The Association adjourned to meet
at the call of the President.
The officers of the Association are :
D. T. McKeithan, of Lumber, Presi?
dent.
T. W. Boyle, of Greeleyville, Treas?
urer.
H. J. McLaurin, Jr., of Sumter,
Secretary.
MALE'S ION
A ?EAL CURE FOR
J%/3L ^SL 3LJ j?0m. JETL X JSk. ?
It has recently been discovered that
the germs that produce Malaria, breed
and multiply in the intestines and from
there spread throughout the system
by means of the blood. This fact ex?
plains why Malaria is hard to cure by
the old method of treatment. Quinine,
Iron, etc., stimulate the nerves and
build up the blood, but do not destroy
the germs that cause the disease.
Rydale's Tonic has a specific effect
upon the intestines and bowels, freeing
them from all disease breeding mi?
crobes. It also kills the germs that
'nfest the veins and arteries. It drives
from the blood all poisonous matter
and makes it rich and healthy.
RYDALE'S- TONIC is a blood
builder, a nerve restorer, and a Malana
destroyer. Try it, it will not disap?
point you.
m CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH
PENNYROYAL PILLS
? ,-/?"?v " . 0r,S,n?? nn<l Only Cen u Ino.
?-^7?r?\5AFE" Alw\Tir-;??hlc. Ladle.. ?5k ?rucd.t
?Jl for OjnCHESTElPS KN'GLISH
p?*N^^!?#g%S ia U:?D arv! Gold r.ietaiU.: boxes, neale.!
SS* Wy 4 Zjth :,Iue ribbon- Tnkc no other. Refuse
' ?i VsNI Dongrcrou* Substitutions and lmlta
/ ?ZT 'u r,ar of yoor I)ruS5?*t. or .?ni ic. in
W Jr ?t*-.i>? for Particulars, Test! nv -Hale
.\V* ff ?od .'Relief for Ladle*,"in Utter, bj re
-"V^^. A turn Mall. 10,000 TV.ttmoniaW. SoVtbr
" ,-** al! DruggUtv Chichester Chemical Co.,
Mention tola paper HadUoc Sauare, PIULA.. PA
?
A HAPPY
HOME
Is one where health abounds.
With impure blood there cannot
be good health.
With a disordered LIVER there
cannot be good blood.
revivify the torpid LIVER and restore
its natural action.
A healthy LIVER means pure
blood.- i
Pure blood means health
Health means happiness.
Take no Substitute. All Druggists.
THE SUMTER SAVINGS BINK.
HORACE HARBY, President.
L C. STRAUSS, Vice-President.
GEO. L. KICKER, Cashier.
Capital Stock, $25,000
Liability of Stockholders, 25,000
TO TAKE CARE OF MONEY
-the saving? of all classes of people -is
the reason for the existence of
The Sumter Savings Bank
And this duty is performed with satisfac?
tion to all concerned.
Money is absolutely safe here and every
dollar deposited, be it principal or interest
earn.- 4 per cent per annum. A small sum
will open np an account and secare a bank
book.
Begin to sav* now. Interest payable
quarterly.
Land Surveying
I will give prompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hill sides,
draining bottoms, drawing Mortgages
Titles, Probating. &c.
BANKS H. BOYKIN, D. S.,
Oct 19-o Catchall, S. C.
THE BANK OF SUMTER,
SUMTER, S. C.
City and 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;
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, payable semi-annually.
W. F. B. HAYNSWORTH, President.
R. L MASHING, W. F. RH AMT,
vice-President. Cashier.
Jan. Si.
?M
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 ?nd
Fancy Goods to which atten?
tion is invited at
DeLorme's Drug Store.
Seed model, sketch or photo o? invention iori
f free report on patentability. For free book, <
'Ho.vtoSecureTninr UADIfO "write <
Patents and j ftflUE"mfl?lVO to <
Z&ililifi
Apposite U. S. Patent Office
WASHINGTON D.C.
GUN AND LOCKSMITH.
I take pleasure in giving no?
tice to my friends and the pub?
lic generally, that, having re?
gained my health, I have re?
opened my shop, and am ready
to do any work in the
line of Guns, Locks, Sewing
Machines, &c. Prices reasona?
ble, work done promptly and
satisfaction guaranteed.
Shop removed to JSTO. 22
West Liberty street, two doors
from Osteen's Book Store.
R. S. BRAD WELL.

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