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CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
All Members Present and Business De?
spatched PromptSy-Election for
School Board Ordered.
City Council held a regular meeting
at 6 o'clock Wednesday night. Present,
Mayor GPO. W. Dies, Aldermen
Barnett, Fier, Haynsworth, Hood,
Hurst, Howland, Stubbs and Wilder.
Miniates of the meeting of the 11th
instan a were read ?ad approved.
W. T, Andrews asked that two fire
hydrants be placed-one on South
Main street and one on Manning
avenue-below the railroad. The re?
quest was refnsed for the reason that
the requisite number of private con?
sumers cannot be secured OB those
lines, without which the Council has
no right to order the extension,
v Council ordered an election for City
Board of Education. The Mayor was
authorized to appoint managers and
make all necessary arrangements.
The financ? committee reported as
follows: "We have examined and dis?
posed of all claims; have examined
Clerk and Treasurer's report for April
-the sase was found to be correct;
have examined and approved bond of
Recorder. In this connection we re?
commend that this bond be changed
from a personal to a surety bond, city
paying premium on same. We beg to
urge upon Co a neil the absolute neces?
sity ot economy.*; The report was
The committee of public works re?
ported that they had ordered a light
placed at the corner of Hampton
Avenue, and Purdy street, and recom
mend that the petition for a light at
the comer of Hampton avenue, and
Reardon avenue be granted. The re?
port was adopted, Alderman Hurst
opposing the motion to place a light
f at corder of Hampton avenue, and
Reardon avenue, as there is now a
light within three or four hundred
feet of that point. r
Yt Mr. Haynswoith for the committee
on Turkey Creek Canal reported that
they had gone over tb3 course of that
stream and had concluded to put in a
force of hands under direction of Mr.
W. A. Tri obie and have it cleaned
out, which was all they thought neces?
All h?ls on file were referred to the
finance committee and Council then
KERSHAW AND TBE SOLD MINE.
iaoes Carsweli Writes Interestingly of
ibe Kaile Gold Mine Near Kershaw
Kershaw, May 25.-Kershaw on the
borders of Kershaw and Lancaster
counties, S. C.. and on the Southern
Railway, is a lovely town on the level/
with broad' streets and shade trees
growing, brick business blocks, and
handsome churches* as gc/irds of long
lines of pretty homes,-varjed in ar?
chitecture and coloring and beauti?
fied with floriculture and trim vege?
. The population is about 1,200 and the
prospects are bright for a much larger
.'town. Kershaw handles from 8,000
to l?,000 bales of cotton a year, and
brings in about 3,000- tons of fertili?
It- has a first class cotton seed oil
mill, and a busy planing mill and is
agitating for,a cotton ?hill and other
The Bank of Kershaw just organized,
is backed by some of the wealthiest
men in lancaster and Kershaw ?ho
as a meeting on Saturday (the 21st)
decided to erect a handsome brick and
stone bads building. A ?510,OCO school
house huis been decided upon but the
site not o' osen.
His Honor tie /Mayor, Captain
.james Y. .Welch? has land in the cor?
porate limit?, with plenty of the pur?
est water, in easy proximity "to the
railway, which ile. will deed to a cot?
ton milling enterprise and there is
thorough entbutsement in building up
. ard beautifying the already beautiful
town. Kershaw is higher than the
surrounding country,- and is very
healthy? the physicians making money
outside, und by other avenues than
th eir " profession.
Three ruiles f:om Kershaw are the
HAILE GOLD MINES
Which were discovered in 1829. and
your correspondent was the first writer
"to glean and to give a correct descrip?
tion of the plants and rr o^ns operandi.
Just over the line irum Kershaw
county, and in Lancet* r, the Haile
Gold Mining Compat lands sxtebd,
1,800 acres cf hill and vile, ind virgin
long leaf yellow pine.
A handsome roadway, with telephone
line, leads from the prosperous town
of Kershaw, past plantation fields
with rich, ied soil, sloping to the
valleys, and rising again to green
breasts, and grovts and stretches ol
The road rises ged falls, and a ci eek
winds its way between the woorig
A sonorous sound, like that of a great
water fall attracts the ear. It is
THE MUSIC OF TBE GOLD MINE
Through the woods the road curves
around, and suddenly appear smoke?
stacks of mills and mines and lovely
villas with sloping gardens and um?
brageous shade and between the hills
a stream mas gurgling by.
Trim cottages and painted barns
peep through the trees, and a little
engine and cars carry ore from the
mines to the mills, which are Lives
ijhe present company has operated
thoi mines for a quarter of a century.
The deepest workings are now 480
feet, and with shafts, drifts and tun?
nels there are over five miles "under?
neath the ground." The company
has an electric diamond drill for pros?
pect work for a 1,000 feet hole, and
have used it from 1C0 to 500 feet, and
are waiting the arrival of an oil well
drilling outfit capacity 1,000 feet with
which they will prospect extensively
with the hope of finding ore bodies of
workable nature at greater depth.
The machinery shows 500 horse
power with eight boilers operating
four engines cf from 10 to 150 horse?
power, and there are seven hoisting
engines from 10 to 50 h. p. two air
compressors for the development of
the mines-being one four and one
twelve drill capacity respectively.
One 30 stamp mill (50 pound stamps)
which can drop 90 times a minute and
crash 150 tons of rock every 24 hours,
and the stamp mill runs from Monday
morning at 1 a.m., till Saturday night
ll p. m. There are 16 improved .Wi!- '
frey concentrating tables, separating
Taine from non-value; then comes
the Theis Chlorination process for Ihe
treatment of concentrated product.
The Chlorination plant consists of
leverbatory roasting furnaces which
have floor space of 600 square fee ;
roasting capacity 3 tons every 24 hours
reducing the sulphur in the concen?
trated material 40 to 45 per cent do vn
to less than Kalf of one per cent
From there the treatment is by the
Chlorine process-the gold dissolved
-and bleached out from the roasted
concentrates by addition of water, in
the form of chloride of gold, and
from that it is thrown back into met il
lic state by use of Ferrous Sulpha ;e,
then collected, cast into bars-ship?
ped to Uncle Sam and then Eagles f y.
The Halie Gold Mining Company
have two mines of which the forego! ag
is mention and they are the Cross aid
Begnelln lin honor of two of the di?
rectors. The works outside and in
are lighted by electricity and a num?
ber of the houses which also have tee
phone connection. The big handsome
store carries from $6,000 to $7,C00
worth of general merchandise, a: id
the Haile Mine Post Office, has ie
ceived hew furniture, with 64 adi
and. lock boxes, and about 150 mm
are on the mine office pay rolL Tie
fires of the entire camp uss over 7,0)0
cords of wood-people outside of ti ie
mining property receiving ?2.00 per
Tbe machine shop is very complebe
with lathes, planers, shapers and
wood and iron working tools, and
machinists come to visit it from af *r
off. Captain A. Theis who has made
a success of the mines and been man?
ager for 16 years has resigned in favor
bf his son E. A. Theis, and will re?
tire to his new and lovely suburbe n
home in Charlotte, N. C.
He was bom at Frankfort-on-th?
Main-and came to the United States
in 1856, locating at the Ducktown
Copper Mines, Tennessee. He return?
ed to the Fatherland-got married and
took his bride to Ducktown. Thev
came to South Carolina during th?
war, and Captain Theis was engaged
in mining and the extraction of lead
for the Confederacy.
Thereafter he operated gold mines
in the Dahlonega district in Georgia ;
then to the Stone Hill Copper Mines,
Alabama, and thereafter was for 10
years the successful manager of th a
Phoenix Geld 'Mines, near Concord,
N. C., then for 16 years made tin
Haile Mines prosper.
E. A. Theis, now general manager,
served his apprenticeship with hi 3
father, studied at the University of
North Carolina, then the Washington
University St. Louis, and followed
Knowledge further at the School o :
Mines, Denver Colorado. Oregon
attracted him j with prospecting and
mining views and then he interviewee!
Mexico, and worked in copper, silver
and gold mining there'for five years.
Thus equipped he became assistant
manager with his father ai the Haild
Mines six years ago, and has beer
active manager since April 1904.
A born and educated American, E.
A. Theis possesses the modest traits
of his Teutonic race, and the concen?
trated abilities of good education and
experience with good head and heart.
Practically he does the surveying, en?
gineering, assaying and the managing.
. Another gold mine, nine miles north
of the Haile, is the Blackman Mine,
on which $15,000 have been spent in
machinery and development work.
Operations began in January 1903.
The location is near White Bluff Post
office, S. C. James Carswell.
KERSH A W'S PROSPEROUS ENTER?
' Kershaw, S. C., May'26.-The Bank
of Kershaw has just been rormed
with $50,000 capital by the i liberation
of the Banking Departments in con?
nection with two big Mercantile com?
The pro tem quarters are in a neat
but small building, to be occupied un?
til a structure in accordance with the
dignity cf the institution is erected
-probably ou corner lot near railroad
station and opposite the Kershaw
The officers are Leroy Springs, of
Lancaster, president; S. W. Heath,
vice president and T. B. Clyburn,
cashier. The directorate includes
those gentlemen and John T. Stevens
and R. L. Blackman, E. A. Thies,
J. M. Carson, John M. Hinsoc, R. S.
Floyd, L. L. Clyburn.
The Bank of Kerst^w will be one of
the strongest in a tier of counties.
~ T. B. Clyburn, the cashier has ar?
rived. The gentleman was born in
Lancaster county near the county seat.
After taking a commercial college
course he became accountant for the
R. T. Fewell Company, dealers in
mercandise and cotton factors, .Reek
Hill. Officially he became County
Auditor filling ont the unexpireef term
of bis father, the late Col. T. F. Cly?
burn, and from 1898 till 1904 he was
in the Controller General's office at
Columbia, the latter two years serv?
ing nxM acceptably as Chief Clerk.
Mr. Clyburn owns a plantation near
Lancaster, and will probably invest
in zrow.i' e Kershaw, and in financier?
ing ability, and social worth "he isa
decided acqoisiticn to Kershaw.
^ Lue Stevens Lumber Company at
Kershaw is the most substantial, and
has the best equipped plants of any
enterprise of such nature between
Columbia and Lancatser on tbe South?
The present firm is a successor to
that founded twenty years agc by that
veteran lumberman J. H. W. Stevens,
now of Cheraw, and still the head of
extensive lamber industries; and the
senior of the Kershaw and other mills
in this region is his son, John T.
Stevens, whose manifold interests and
busy life make him one of the best
known business men in the Palmetto
State, fie is president cf the Kershaw
Mercantile and Banking Company
director'of the Spring's Banking and
Mercantile Company, Heath Springs,
president of the Kershaw Oil Company,
($55,000 plant and director of the
Bank of Kershaw ($50,000 capital;
president of the Stevens Mercantile
Company of Bethune, and many other
notable enterprises and his commercial j
acumen, broad-gauged enterprise and j
sterling worth*, are proving of i neal- I
eulabie value to the growth and mate
rial prosperity of a big territory of
The Stevens Lumber Company own
two saw mills, east of Westville, and
get the cut from another, and the
planing mill at Kershaw, a very i
complete plant with a specialty of
factory material turns out 500,000 feet
of lumber per month and another
planer is being added. With engine
of 60 h. p. and boiler 60, propulsion
is given to dressing, moulding and
The different buildings rear railroad
track are conveniently arranged with
20,000 feet capacity dry kiln, and
modern auxiliaries throughout. A
late order, promptly filled, was for
2,500,000 feet of lumber, partly drees
ed, for Charlotte, N. C., and the com?
pany owns five million feet of standing
long leaf yellow pine in Kershaw
Leroy S. Davidson, manager and
partner, is comparatively a young man
of bright ability. He was born in
Charlotte, N. C., and is a graduate
of the Georgetown University, near
Washington, D. C.
For eight years he was with the
Southern Railway as car accountant,
then with the extensive interests of
LeRoy Springs at Lancaster, and two
years ago became a valued addition
to the business force of prosperous
H. L. Richey, the accountant has
held responsible positions with mam?
moth lumber industries in Ohio and
North Carolina and is one of the best
equipped office men in the lumber
W. C. Traywick, the manager of
maohinery and planing mill opera?
tions, has been here about four years,
and has been engaged in such indus?
try since youth, chiefly in North Car?
olina, and he keeps men and machin?
ery in constant harmony. .
By the founding of the new Bank of
Kershaw the Heath Supply Company
takes the place of the Heath Banking
and Mercantile Company, with capi?
tal of ?30, COO formerly $50,000.
The Heath Supply Company carries
an immense stock of general merchan?
dise occupying in main building
100x100 feet, exclusive of warehouse
and sheds, and the cotton department
handles about 3, SCO bales a year.
S. W. Heath, the president, is also
secretary and treasurer of the Heath
Banking and Mercantile Company, at
Lancaster, member of the Williams
Heath Mercantile Company at McBee,
vice president of the Bank of Ker?
shaw, and vice president of the Ker?
shaw Oil Mill Company, then he owns
plantations, and real ?state, and is
president of the Excelsior Granite
Company, the quarries cf which, six I
miles from Heath Springs, shipped
200 car loads in the last year, and
be is a member of the Heath family,
whose commercial interests extend
over many counties in North as well
as South Carolina.
.J. M. Carson and Company of Ker?
shaw have various avenues of trade,
and their operations are not confined
to the immediate locality. Their big
mercantile house two stories 40x100
feet carfies about $12,000 worth of
general merchandise and last season
ttey bought 1770 bales of cotton. They
import grain and groceries in car lots,
also wagons and buggies.
Their naval stores department buys
and ships turpentine and rosin exten?
sively and they deal in dynamite and
all kinds of explosives. Then the
members of the firm are also members
of the Ashe-Carson Company of Anda?
lusia, Alabama, where they have tur
pBntine stills and general merchandise,
capital stock 825,0C0 with J. M. Car?
son as president He was born in
York county S. C., and for a dozen
years, 10 of which he was accountant
with John R. Ashe, in mercantile and
cotton mill operations.
Mr. Carson came with Mr. Ashe to
Kershaw in 188?, gained an interest
in 1897, and bought that gentleman
out five years ago. Mr. Carson is
also director in the new Bank of Ker?
shaw, director in the Kershaw Oil
Mill Company is a member of the K.
of P., and on* of the most pleasura?
ble and popnlarbusiness men in this
region of country.
W. B. Tbreatt was born in Chester?
field county and has been busy in
mercantile pur-nits for over a score of
years, rising by gradation to become
member the Carson Company 4 years
ago, fizi? Carson and Threatt make a
capital commercial team
They employ at their Kershaw inter?
est 6 able clerks and two, porters, and
their trade is extending over several
counties. Their accountant. Z. B.
Stephenson, is a graduate of the Pres?
byterian College, Clinton, S. C.,
anda fine young gentleman who is,
making friends every day.
The general manager and treasurer
of the Kershaw Oil Mills has been
connected with the cotton market
during his entire business career.
Reference is made to J. S. Gladnev,
who was born in Fairfield county, S.
C., and after attending Mt Zion
College began? active duty with the
fleecy King, as cotton buyer at princi?
pal points in the State. At Colum?
bia, Winnsboro and Lancaster he ber
came one of the best known men and
after 10 years with Fitzpatrick and
brother at Lancaster he became asso?
ciated with the Kershaw Oil company1
and is general manager of the plant,
and as a business man and gentleman
has the appreciation of all classes. J.
S. Gladney has never been ambitious
politically, but he is an enthusiastic
member of the A. F. & A. M., Knight
Temnlar, and commercially and so
:ially is worth of all esteem and re?
WEEK END RATES.
Incursion Tickets to Popular Resorts
Now on Sale by Atlantic Coast Line.
The Atlantic Coast Line will sell
veek end tickets, beginning May 28th
a nd continuing until August 27th to
the following named points. Tickets
are limited for return on Tuesday fol?
lowing date of sale :
Charleston. $3.85; Cross Hill, $3.65;
Georgetown, ?3.00: Glenn Springs,
$1.10; Greenville, $4.65; Isle of
Palms, 83.85; Spartanburg, $4.10:
Sullivan's Island, $3.85; Waterloo,
$:j.95: Whitestone, S. C., 83.90: Wil?
mington, N. C., $3.85. May 28-tf.
Tho Good Old Summer Time ! |
IQ Vue pood old mummer time, when bi?
cycles throng the thoroughfares, and farm
animals and roadsters are all kept busy,
accideuts to mnn and beast are of fre?
quent occurrence. Elliott's Emulsified Oil
Liniment is the most serviceable accident
ard emergency liniment in use. lt re- !
litves quickly and heals speedily cuta, j
contusions, bruise0, sprains, etc. You get ;
ore-half pint for 25c ; and you get your :
money back if you arc not satisfied. AH '
THE GRADEO SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT.
An Immense Audience Present at the
Closing Exercises of a Successful
The fourteenth annual commence?
ment of the Graded Schools, which
was held in the Opera House Thursday
evening, was attended by au audience
that taxed the seating and standing
room capacity of the house to the ut?
most limit. It was an interested and
sympathetic audience, for every one
present was a friend and well wish?
er of the school, of which every citizen
of Sumter has just cause to be proud.
The exercises last night were of a
character to please and entertain even
a less partial and more critical audi?
ence and to fortify and strengthen the
good opinion that Sumter people en?
tertain of our schools. The pro?
gramme had a pleasing variety that
relieved it of the monotony that too
frequently characterizes school com?
mencements and at the same time
gave the audience some insight into
and conception of the results accom?
plished in the educational training of
the children who complete the course
of study in these schools. The mem?
bers of the graduating class who ap?
peared on the programme acquitted
themselves with great credit and were
the recipients of well earned applause.
The good results to be attained by
the systematic teaching of vocal mu?
sic in ali the grades become more evi?
dent each year in the improvement in
the chorus singing by the pupils. The
singing last night was particularly
good. A commencement without the
Second Regiment Band and Orchestra
and Prot Schumacher would not be.
complete, and this organization, and
its accomplished director, with a
public spirit that is ?ruly commenda?
ble give their services freely and, as
on this occasion, have frequently de- j
dined outside engagements that would
pay handsomely rather than fail to
assist in making the annual com?
mencement a success.
The programme was as follows :
Invocation-Rev. N. W. Edmunds.
Song by School-Forth to the Bat?
Salutatory-Miss Mary Burgess.
Music, Climax Overture-Band.
The Sinking . of the Ships-.V. M.
Declamation, "America," Phillips
-L. C. Bryan.
Music, Band-U. S. March.
Awarding Prizes-U. D. C.
Class Memorial-Miss Hallie Jones.
Class History-Miss Lizzie Dinkins.
Song by School-Swing Song.
Awarding Osteen Essayist Medal.
Awarding T. B. Jenkins's bicycle
for best composition on good roads.
Music, Violin Solo, Feast Polonaise
Declamation, "A Relenting Mob,"
Victor Hugo-James D.' Graham.
Overture, Wilhelmina Gavottes
Song by School-Mystery of Love.
Class Criticism-Miss Hennie Brad?
Music, Special Selection-Band.
Declamation, "Ole Bull's Christ?
mas Story"-Hal W. Harby.
Declamation, ".Stonewall Jackson,"
H?ge-E. Marr Hall.
Music, Wedding of the Winds-Or?
Awarding Rhame Declaimer's Med?
Presentation of Certificates, by
Supt. Edmunds to the Graduates:
Winifred Atkinson, Hennie May
Bradford. Louis '^Cain Bryan, Mary
Ann Burgess, Elizabeth * Crosswell
Dinkins, James DoPre Graham,
Eugene Murr Hall, Harriet Ruff
Jones, Vivian Meredith Manning,
Allie Lucile ^Randie, Arrie Camilla
Stuckey, Leonora Glenn Williford.
Music, Band-Belle of the West.
Military Drill and Awarding Medal.
March by Band-Jersey Carnival.
The two prizes-$5 in gold each
offered annually by Dick Anderson
Chapter, Daughters of the Confeder?
acy, for the best composition on some
subject connected with the War for
Southern Independence were won by
Louis C. Bryan, Jof the 10th grade, and
Hazel Dick, of the 9th grade. The
subject this year was The Battle of
Gettysburg. The prizes were present?
ed by Hon. T. B. Fraser.
The Osteen Essayist Medal, given by
Mr. H. G. Osteen for improvement in
English composition, by pupils of the
10th grade, was won by Miss Hallie
Jones. In this contest the members of
the 10th grade wrote their composi?
tion, each, at inteivals during the
session. The committee who read the
compositions decided that Miss Jones
not only wrote the bsst composition,
but that her paper was the best on
each fcubject. The medal was present?
ed by Maj. Marion Moise.
Tne Columbia bicycle, offered
through Mr. T. B. Jenkins, for t he
best composition on Goods Roads, by
Col. Albert A. Pope, President of the
Pope Mfg. Co., and the pioneer in
the good roads movement in America,
was "won by Miss Louise Murray of
the 9th grade. The decision of the
committee was announced by Rev. F.
M. Satterwhite, who read the winning
I composition from the stage before
opening the envelope that contained
the name of the winner, the award
having been made by numbei, each
I paper submitted being numbered so
that no one knew the name of the
winner until the committee opened on
the stage the numbered envelopes
containing the names. The bicycle
given as a prize through the influence
of Mr. Jenkins, is the handsomest and
highest priced Columbia chain wheel
made by the Pope Mfg. Co., and is a
prize well worth striving for. Mr. Jen?
kins not knowing whether the winner
war? a boy or girl was prepared to met
the emergency by having on the stage
a man's wheel and a lady's wheel.
As soon as the decision of the com?
mittee was announced the lady's wheel
was presented to the successful con?
The Rhame Declaimer Medal was
won by Mr. Hal W. Harby, a special
student in the 10th grade, and was
pr* rented by Hon. A. B. Stuckey.
His declamation was one of the best
ever delivered by a pupil of thc
Graded School in a contest for the ?
In the drill fur a gold medal by a j
picked squad from the school militar}- j
company it was impossible to decid j
between Vernon Stansell and Hal W. I
Harby and Sept. Edmunds solved the
difficulty by announcing that a medal
woull be given each of them.
LINCOLN SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT.
The annual closing exercises of the
Lincoln Graded School, colored, were
held in tbeOprea House Friday night,
a very large audience being present,
among the number being many white
people for whom a section of seats
in the orchestra were reserved.
The exercises were interesting and
creditable, showing that good work is
being done in this branch of the city
Graded School system.
Maj. Marion Moise, representing
the City Board of Education made a
The programme was as follows :
Anthem-Praise Ye the Father.
Girl's Chorus-Joy Shall be Thine.
Salutatory-James W. Shaw.
Violin Solo La Tipca Polka-Prof.
E. F. Mikel.
Oration-Self Culture the Essential'
to Success, Julius C. Kendrick.
School Chorus-Blaze Away.
Essay-Music in the Home, Miss
Lillian V. Dyson.
Chorus by Club-Victory Crowns
Oration-The Effect of the Panama
Canal on Railway Traffic, Thomas W.
Solo-Mona, Miss Lottie E. Stoney.
Valedictory-Miss Mary Lucile An?
Chorus bj Club-Away to the Moun?
Address by Prof. R.'S. Wilkinson.
Chorus by School-Hiawatha.
Presentation of Certificates.
Coronet Solo-Under the Daisies.
Chorus by Boys-Tale of the Kanga?
. Chorus-Red, White and Blue.
Graduates-Mary Lucile Anderson.
Thomas W. Bowen, Jannie E. Davis,
Leonora Edwards, Minnie E. Harmon
Andrew Dibble Maxwell, Essie E.
Sampson, James W. Shaw, Louisa
V. Bradley, Lillian Verona Dyson,
Corneila S. Hamilton, Julius C. Ken?
drick, Willie J. Montangue, Carrie V.
COURT IN LEE COUNTY.
Petit Jurors for June Term Drawn.
T. D. Lee, C. W. Hyatt, D. W.
Gilbert, W. W. McCaskill, B. C. Par?
nell, T. M. Hancock, J. L. Scarbor?
ough, A. B. Scarborough, R. E. Mul
/drow, L. A. Gardner, W. W. Mc
Cutchen, J. T. Fields, W. S. DuBose,
W. W. Mozingo, E. S. Brown, G. H.
Reid, R. L. Beasley, H. M. Skinner,
L. D. Rogers, W. L Vaughn, J.
F. Davis, A: J. McCoy, J. W.
Davis, Calvin Copeland, S. M. Hug?
gins, W. C. Corbett, W. S. James, H.
W. Dixon, J. W. McNeil, T. D. Gard?
ner, M. L. Beaslev, M. M. Anderson,
E. B. Ellerbe, F.* B. McCaskill, J.
I. Kirby, J. H. Hopkins.
Bishopville News Items.
Mrs. T. S. Stuckey with her two
little girls of Claermont is on a visit
to relatives here.
Mr. J. S. Corbett is hauling brick
to build a modern postoffice between
his department stores and his old store
now occupied by Mr. A- M. Krasnoff.
Mr. Jas. U. DuRant has torn down
his old wooden shop and has broken
dirt for the erection of a big two story
brick store 25x70 feet. Mr. DuRant
expeets to go into the mercantile busi?
ness on au extensive scale this fall
and we predict for him a successful
The Bishcpville Dry Goods Co., is
incorporated by Messrs. Joye, Hearon
and Parrott. They propose to carry
a complete and up-to-date line of
ladies dress goods and shoes as good
as can be purchased any where.
They will also have a complete dress?
making department. Mr. T. S. Joye
will move here this fall and make
Bishopville his borne. His long ex?
perience in the mercantile business,
backed by ample capital will place
this firm in the front ranks of our
business men.-Bishopville Vindi?
cator. SSa? v
Music School Commencement.
The annual commencement of Miss
Ammie Teicher's Music School was
held at 20 East Hampton avenue on
Tuesday afternoon, May 24, from five
to eight o'clock. The pupils from the
junior classes entertained until six,
after which the young ladies played
and sang. The programme was not
Refreshments of cream, Newport,
and assorted cakes were served and
the time was most enjoyably spent.
The following programme was ren?
Narcissus, Nevin-Miss Lois Bal
Tarrantelle Beaumont-Miss Sallie
Vocal Solo, Good-bye Sweet Day,
Vannab -Miss Francisca Teicher.
Adien to Piano, Beethoven-Miss
Butterflies, Merkel-Miss Mabel
Trout Dance, Ganschals-Miss Jen?
Violin Solo, Testpolonaise, Hamm
Miss Isidore Teicher.
Spanish Dance, Sarakowski-Miss
Overture, Violin, Cornet, Piano
New Rural Mail Routes.
The following are the two new rural
mail routes to be established on June
RURAL ROUTE, NO. a
Beginning at postoffice at Sumter,
thence westerly past the Scuffietown
settlement to Dr. McLaurin's corner,
thence northerly to Stateburg post
office, thence northeast and east to R.
N. Eden's residence, thence south?
east to T. Ede is corner, thence east
to j ostoffice.
ROUTE, No. -4.
Beginning at postoffic?, Sumter,
thence northwest on Scarboro road,
to Knox place, thence east to Myers'
coroner, thence northeast to Brown's
corner, thence south to east to Queen's
Chapel, thence north to Col. Lee's
corner, thence east to Vaughn's X
Roads, thence south to White's Mill,
thence southeast ?ind east to McCall's
corner, thence southwest to Brick Kiln
corner thence west to postoffice.
Fewer gallons; wears longer; Devoe.
I is remotved in large quantities from
the surf by the growing.of crops
and selling them from the farm.
Unless the Potash be restored to
the soil, good crops can iiot con?
We have print?
ed a Ht tie book
able facts gath?
ered from the
records of accur?
soils, asd we wilt
be glad tosend a
copy free o.
charge to any
farmer who will
write for it*
GERMAN KAU WORKS,
New Fort-?3 Nossss Street, or
Atlante. Gs-22 ^ So. Bro*? fife,
THE SUMTER SAYINGS BANK.
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 savings 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 ?very
dollar deposited, be it principal or interest
earn**- 4 per cent per annum. A small stun
will open np an account and secure a bank
Begin to sav* now. Interest payable
FOR GOOD POSITIONS
GUARANTEED IN WRITING.
KIM ERF F SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED
WU rntfc WRITE 70-DAY TO
GA.-ALA. BUS. COLLEGE. MACON, GA
I will give prompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hill sides,
draining bottoms, drawing Mortgages
Titles, Probating, ?fee.
BANKS H. B0YKIN, D. &,
Oct 19-0 Catchall, S. C.
THE BANK OF SUMTER.
SUMTER, S. C.
City and County Depository.
Capital stock paid in, $75,000 00
Undivided surplus, 16,000 00
Individua} 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.P. B, HAYNSWORTH, President
R. L MANNING, W. F. RHAXE,
) W<? promptly rbtain U. S. and Foreign
?r3ecd model, sketch or photo of invention for*
t free report on patentability. For free book, <
<HowtoSecureT?linr yinvA write <
(Parents and S nAUt-irl?flfVO to <
Opposite U. S. Patent Office
23 South Main St.
Open from 7 a. m. to 10 p.
m. ; Sunday, 9 a. m to 1 p. m.
Having consolidated my two
stores, ? will be pleased to see
all my customers at the above
stand, where I cm better pre?
pared than ever to serve them.
Your prescriptions will be
called for and delivered.
Phone 45. .
Full line of Drugs, Garden
Seed and Cigars.
Your patronage solicited.
Call bell for night w.iok.
C. P. Osteen, M. D.
No. 18 W. Liberty St.,
(Over Osteen's Book Store),
SUMTER, S. C.