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t -?red ar ttie Pott Ofice at Sumter g
9., as Second Otast Hitter
Geo. T. DesCbamps-Notice.
First National Bank.-Satement
H. G. Cateen & Ca-Hammocks.
Glenn Springs Railroad Seb?enle.
O'Donnell & Co.-Sale of Odds and
Democratic Executive Committee
Mr. W. H. Commander, of Colum?
bia, was in the city today.
J. T. Hatfield, Sr., is quite sick
and may not be able tobe oat for some
Misses . Ruth and Vivian McCul?
lough, of Darlington, are visiting at
Dr. C. P. Osteen's.
Mr. W. J. Stafford, of Providence,
who has been visiting friends and
relatives in Clarendon, returned home
The following visitors were in the
city yesterday to attend the St
Joseph's commencement last evening :
.: Rt. Rev. H. P. Northrop, Rev.
?homas Hagerty, Mr. and Mrs. W.
O. Hagan, Mr. J. H. Conlon,
Misses Eva, Marie and Pamela Har?
ley, Miss Marie Klein, Mrs. J. 3.
Beattie and daughter, Mrs. A. Ever
Miss May Juger, Miss Sarah
Beasley, Miss Julia Miller, Mr. J.
D. Evans, Capt. R. M. Aman, Miss
[and Aman, Miss Hallie Aman, Miss
?rtrude Conlon, Mr. J. J. Britton,
Mr. C. Bero, Mr. W. T. England,
fr. and Mrs.a B. B. Seymour.
Miss Lesa Boy kin, of Boykins, is
visiting Miss Tasie Manning.
. Mrs. H. B. Lane, of Now Berne, N.
%, is visiting her father Mr. J.' B.
Mrs. W. C. Chandler and children
tve gone to Summerville to visit rel?
Mrs. Geo. D. Shore has gone to Mc
Clellanville to visit her father, DrS. .
Mr. and Mrs. William Peterkin, of
Fort Motte, are Visiting at Dr. J. A.
Mr. C. W. Garris, Chairman of the
Railroad Commission, was in the city
Miss Annie Keels, of Remberts, after
KS few days stay in the city, has re
\. turned home.
Mrs. J. A. Mood returned Saturday
Ravening from Camden, where she had
been visiting friends.
Sg; .Mrs. J. H. Levy and Mr. Julian
B?Levy have gone to New York to spend
ten days or two weeks.
> Miss Octavia Hill has gone to Fer?
nandina, Fla., to visit the familv of
her brother,, Mr. J. R. Hill
Mrs. Hazel Brand who has been vis
Kking Mrs. S. A. Brand left on Satur?
day for her home in Augusta, Ga.
Capt. Frank Welch has gone to Rocky
Mount, N. C., for treatment in the
Atlantic Coast Line Hospital.
Mrs. L. I. Parrott and children left
?Friday morning for Saluda. N. C..
where they will spend several weeks.
Misses Lulie Harviu of Manning and
B?^Annie^ Brailsford of Summerton are
visiting Misses Ethel and Mary Car?
H Mrs. J. R. Hill has returned to ber
home in Fernandina. Fla., afterl
spending a week in the city with rela?
' Miss May Barrett,' cf Athens, Ga.,
who has been vvisiting the family o?
Mr. W. F. Rhame, returned home this
Mr. R. F. Willeford, of Florida,
La3 moved back to Sumter and is
boarding with bis mother, Mrs. M.
Mrs. W. R. Willeford and children,
cf Florida, returned borne Wednesday
"after spending some time with Mrs.
I M. M. Wilieford.
Mr. R. B. Miller, representing the
Cleveland Mioeral Springs, of Shelby,
N. C., was in the city Friday in the
interest of that popular health resort, j
Mrs. C. C. Bradley, who has been
on a visit of several weeks to her fath- I
er. Capt. John Reid, left Mondav for
Mrs. S. M. Colclough of Mannville
is visiting relatives in Greeley ville, j
and from there will go to Charleston
and the Isle of Palms for a week or
Mrs. Julian Carlisle Rodgers and
Miss Louise Reames of Bisbopville,
S. C , spent the dav yesterdav at Mr.
J. Frank Pate's.
Miss Jennie Doar, who spe?;t several ?
months in the citv with her sister, i
Mrs. George D. Shore, bas gone to
Fairfax, Va., for the summer.
Mr. Geo. L Dickson, who has beer, j
teaching at Eastover for the year, is i
spending a short while wich relatives j
in the city before going to .?he. State \
Summer School for Teachers at Rock j
Mr. Geo. M. Foxforth, who lefr j
this city in February to sc into the
railroad service in Virginia, is at
home on a visit. Ile is running as !
freight conductor between Alexandria
aEd Monroe, Va.
Among the graduates who received
diplomas at the commencement of the
Porter Military Academy on Friday
were John DeSaussure Bull, Henry
Pinckney Moore and Matthew Single?
ton Moore, of Stateburg.
Dr. Walter Cheyne returned from
Richmond, Va., last Saturday and
went at once to his country home at
St. Charles. He is convalescing rap?
idly from the operation for appendi?
citis which was performed in Rich?
mond, and his friends hope that he
will be able to resume his practice in
a short time.
There was preaching at Magnolia
Street Methodist Church Monday night
and lact night by Rev. A. M. Bran?
son, of Manning. These services will j
continue during the week-every night |
at half past eight ?
Mr. Oliver Lawrence Yates and Miss
Annie Margaret Halliday were mar?
ried this morning at 8.30 o'clock at
the residence of ttie bride's mother,
Mrs. Fannie Holli day, by Rev. S. O.
Cantey. Only a few of the relatives
and intimate friends were present, j
They left on the 9.30 train for Ashe?
ville and other points in the moun?
tains where the honeymoon will be
On last Thursday evening, as the j
wedding hour approached, a select and j
joyous company could be seen gathering I
into the elegant home of Mr. and Mrs. :
W. F. Rhame to witness the marriage of \
their youngest daughter, Miss Beulah,
to Mr. George W. Hutcheson.
The rich display of bridal presents
joined with the beautiful decorations j
to present a scene of rare beauty.
At the sound of music two doors
were seen slowly opening into the par?
lor guided by the hands of Miss Ma?
mie DuPre and Master Earnest Rhame.
From the one issued the handsomely
attired bride, on the arm of her cous?
in, Miss May Barrett, of Athens, Ga.,
while from the other appeared the
groom, accompanied by his best man,
Mr. Claude Lesesne, of Sumter.
Meeting in front of the bride's pastor,
DrMC. C. Brown, of Sumter, the mu?
tual vows of the happy pair were
quickly sealed, the blessing of Heaven
invoked upon their onward way, and
the usual shower of kisses and con?
With wondrous order and dispatch
the seated company were delightfully
served with various and delicious re?
freshments. But time and trains wait
for no man ; they must hie them away
or be left. Quickly the tearful and
happy farewells are exchanged and the
gladsome'party are off for the depot.
And so another of Sumter's most
beautiful and well ordered home wed?
dings had passed into history.
In a few weeks' Mr. and Mrs.
Hutcheson will "be at home" to their
friends in Sumter.
Married by Rev. W. J. McCoy, at
the home of the bride's parents near
Mayesville on Tuesday evening, June
14tb, Mr. J. M. Shaw and Miss Mary
Muldrow, youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward B. Muldrow.
Mr. Alex. M. Pitts, of this city, died
at 8.45 this morning after four weeks'
illness. His death is peculiarly sad,
he being a young man only 27 years of
age, and leaving a wife and two young
children. He was the oldest child of
the late Robt. M. Pitts, of the Jordan
neighborhood and removed tc this city
during the past year. Up to the be?
ginning of his illness he was night
clerk at the Hotel Jackson..
He was a member of Game Cock
Lodge, IL of P., and will be federaliz?
ed by that order.
The funeral will be at the First
Methodist Church at 10 o'clock to?
Mrs. Eulela B. Jones died at ber
home in this city yesterday afternoon
after a long and painful illness. The
funeral services were held at her late
residence. 24 Railroad avenue, at 4
o'clock this* afternoon. MrR. Jones
was the widow of tho late J. Brand?
ing Jones, who died only two weeks
*Mr. Geo. H. Wilhelm, whose home
was in Americus, Gs., but for several
months a ra-ident cf Sumter, died cn
Friday night, after several weeks ill?
ness. '?Tl.p funeral was held on Satur?
day morning at the Episcopal Church.
First Cotton BJoGm.
Mr. M. Dorrity, of Dslzel, sent
to the Item office today a cotton bloom
taken from his farm on Monday, the
A cotton bloom from the farm cf
Mr. E. Hogan was received at this j
A telephone message received yester?
day afternoon stated that there, had
been a severe hail storm in the Jordan
neighborhcod, a few miles west of
this city, and that crops were badly
This is the last week of the County
Summer School for teachers, and ex?
aminations will be held on Friday.
A cleaning-np sale is advertised by
O'Donnell & Co., at which straw bats, j
underwear, ladies' shoes, waists and
skirts will be sold at all kinds of cut
Mr. C. Wj Stav.sill an'ionnTs that
he is a candidate for Sheriff of Sumter
County und formally enters the ince
for that imporran: office. Mr. Stansill
has lived in this city ail bis Hf?', and
is probably one of the most generally
known men in the county. He is a
thorough business man and is in everv
way well qualified for the office of
Sheriff, the duties of which he will
fearlessly ar.d c-onsripntior.sly dis?
charge-if the voters cf the county see
fit to elect him.
The c?icers of the Sumter Telephone
Co., have investigated tho charge that
tlire was onuecessary delay in send?
ing in tho alarm cf fire on tho morn?
ing cf the 13th instr.nt.ifchcn tho boil?
er shed at the Sumter ' Lumber Co.
plant was burned. They find that the
only delay at all was due to the mis?
take of the persons sending tn the
alarm who called up the police alarm
station instead of the reel houses and
that in this way a ievv minutes wore I
lost. The alarm was sent in at 1 03
a. m., and Policornan Pierson ii form?
ed the representative of the Telephone
Co. that the hose wasons Rrr?ved ar
the fire at 1.15-fen: t*?e?i minutes in
which the firemen had to dress, hitch
up tiie hose <xvsr ns and run fully a
half mile-no aJi< wance beinsr made j
for the time lost hv calling up the po?
lice station instead of the reel b(trs<s
New York, .Tu;:e 21.-President
Rnosevi lt ba> s nt to Jacob H.
Schiff, treasurer ot' the Goneral Slo?
cum relief comm ttee, a contribution
of 6500 to the relief fund.
A Quiet But Bea utiful Home Wedding Last
One of the prettiest home weddings
that has occurred in this city recently
took place las: Wednesday evening at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Stansill, wbeie were celebrated the
nuptials of their eldest daughter, Miss
Ida, and Mr. J. G. R. Wilder.
Mr. and Mi's. Stansill had planned
to give a large and beautiful wedding
reception for their daughter, but two
bereavements in the family within the
last two weekfi, caused them to change
their plans and have only a quiet cere?
mony, with the two immediate fami?
lies present these alone making
j about thirty present. The ceremony
was performed by Dr. C. C. Brown,
of the First Baptist Church.
The decorations of the parlors and
I dining room were very beautiful in
their quiet simplicity, consisting of
lovely ferns and pure white flowers in
artistic arrangement. The pretty im?
provised altar of glistening green and
snowy white, formed a lovely back?
ground for the bride in her queenly
beauty. Very lovely did she look
in her trailing bridal robes of exquis?
ite organdie, lace, and chiffon, over
white taffeta silk. She was attended
by her young sister, Miss Alma, in
pale blue silk mull with a wide sash
of dresden ribbon and garnitures of
rich creamy lace.
The bridegroom, Mr. Wilder, wore
the conventional attire, and the genial
smile on his handsome face, attested
the happiness that was overflowing m
I his heart.
The wedding supper was spread on
two long tables in'the dining room. It
was delightful and abundant and de
I lightfully served. The bride's table
j being in pu::e white, the other wear
I ing its color decorations of pink roses.
y In one room were displayed the wed?
ding presents, which formed a glitter?
ing array of costly cut glass, silver and
china, togtfc.er with many useful and
decorative articles, to adorn and beau?
tify the home they will soon begin
making for themselves.
There is no more popular and well
loved coupli in this city than Mr. and
Mrs. Wildei:; they have come up from
childhood, ind grown up to manhood
and womanhood, admired by every
body, for their beautiful traits of char?
acter, their lovable.and happy disposi?
tion?, always with a bright smile and
good word for everybody; and hosts
of friends viii shower on them their
best wishes and heartfelt congratula?
tions. They left on the 9.30 train for
their wedding trip, going by the way
of Columbia; their destination known
only to themselves, and it is surmised
that somewhere in the "land of the
j sky" the honeymoon will be spent.
! They will be at home after July 1st at
j Mr. Wilder's, on Kendrick Avenue,
wh?re they will bs charmed to receive
their many friends and acquaintances.
Bible Day Exercises.
Bible Day exercises were held at the
First Baptist Church, on Sunday
night last, by the Sunday School.
The evening was taken up with songs
and recitations by girls and boys,
who had been taught and trained for
the occasion by Mr?. Nellie Darr, i
Mrs. Flowers, Miss Annie Graham
and others. Messrs. E. H. Rhame
and Bartow Walsh, superintendent
and assistant snperintendent, were the
malters cf ceremony, and the whole
program was carried through without
interrupt "on, except that one' youth
forgot his piece, and had to flee from
the field. The "Song of the Heart"'
and the recitation cf the 23d psalm by
little girls in unison, were especially
attractive; so also was the recitation !
of "Tte Starless Crown," by Miss
May Cu tri no.
A collection ^mounting to eleven
dollars was taken up for the benefit
of the B.ble work cf the American
Baptist Publication Society, which is
the only house owned by Baptists
which publishes Bibles in the old ver?
sion for ;;ratuicu3 distribution among
the poor at home and on the foreign
mission f elds.
Thc Sunday School at the First Bap?
tist Church is in a flourishing condi?
tion, and has new about 17? scholars
and 22 officers and teachers. A new
feature for instruction and entertain?
ment is shortly to be introduced hy
Mr. Hamilton in the use of the black
Unveiling of Y/oocfman Monument.
The unveiling of the monument j
erected ly the Woodmen of tbs World
to tr.e late T. B. Jenkins, will take \
place cn next Sunday afternoon at j
4.:j0 at the cemetery. The public gen- !
erally is invited to attend. Kev. C. j
C. Brov n. will deliver the oration.
T:.barnacle Meeting Cicsad.
Thc Christian Tabernacle was well j
Stied Monday night to hear Mr. Mar
tin's closing address of the first series ;
of s'-rrnc ??S. Thc numbers that have j
hem added durins the meeting, S3 in j
number, were each presented with a
New Testament, the ouly rule of faith
?nd fellowship among t'.ose that are
Christians only. Mr. Martin leaves
today for Chicago, to be absent a week ?
or t<-n days, in order to attend his j
twenty iifth wedding anniversary. He j
was presented with three beautiful j
presents, as tokens of love and fellow- \
ship in which the congregation and j
friends Df Sumter hold him.
The una! Bible study will be resum- j
ed on Thursday nisht, nnd on next
Lord's day in Mr. Martin's absesc**,
the Stale evangelist will preach both
mo rn i ni: and evening, a?ul then on Mr. ;
Martin's return the second series of j
meeting? will begin with renewed
nneriry and untiring fidelity to Christ,
itu- only creed of the Christian church.
WANTED-To sell several pairs !
Berkshire pigs about May 1st, Bilt-j
more blood, puro, and some nearly j
pure. A;so good milch cows, voung I
calves. E. W. Dabbs, Goodwill, S. C.
April 20 -tf i
Commencement of St. Joseph's Academy.
The forty-first commencement exer?
cise of that time honored institution
ot learning, St. Joseph's Academy of
Sumter, were held last evening in the
As usual upon such occasions the
Opera House was packed with the
friends of the academy ; and the rela?
tives and friends of the students.
Standing room was at a premium.
Many of the ladies present attended
St. Joseph's Academy thirty to forty
years ago, and indeed many who were
present last evening had the pleasure
of seeing their children occupying the
places which they had filled years be?
fore. Owing to the fact that the offi?
cial program was not obtainable in
time for full publication ; it is impos?
sible at this writting to do justice in
detail to the magnificent program ren?
dered. The entire commencement ex?
ercises from start to finish, were in
line with the usual annual exercises ;
and in many instances surpassed those
of former years. And when this is
said, it is sufficient, for every one
knows what a treat it is to attend the
commencement exercises of St. Jo?
seph's Academy. A large number of
those in attendance were from various
parts of the State. The good Sisters
of Our Lady of Mercy have every rea?
son to feel proud of the fine showing
made by their devoted and well train?
ed students. There was not a hitch
at any time ; and every one who par?
ticipated in the exercises, from the
beautiful, dignified, sweet girl gradu?
ates, down to the cute little tots of
girls, exhibited signs of special train?
ing so peculiarly characteristic of Sr.
Joseph's Academy. Special mention
should be made of some of the num?
bers on the program ; and of the fine
work of some of the young ladies.
But it is impossible at this writing to
do so for unavoidable reasons. The
vocal solos ; the singing by the entire
school; and the instrumental music,
were all above the average. The salu?
tatory and valedictory were eloquent
tributes to the intellectal training re?
ceived by the fair graduates who com?
posed and delivered them. The entire
graduating class is a credit to St. Jo?
The costumes cf the evening were
superb, and displayed fine taste. The
drills were wonderful and it is re?
markable how students can be so well
trained in the various complicated
manouvres, in such a short time.
The annual commencement exercises
of this school are looked forward to
with pleasant anticipation year after
year by hundreds of people, not only
in Sumter, but from all over the
State. No one was disappointed last
St. Joseph's Academy is an institu?
tion of which all Sumter, and the
State is proud. "Time has no ill effects
upon this institution; but indeed as
S the years roll by it grows in the love
j and good wishes of our people and
j continues its career of usefulness.
The address of Right Reverned H.
P. Northrop, Bishop of South Caroli?
na, wcs listened to with much pleas?
ure; and was interesting to the audi?
ence, and replete with good advice to
the entire school, particularly to the
K?POET OF TilE CONDITION OF
TBE FIRST NATIONAL BAM,
OF SUMTER, S. C.,
At Sumter, in the State of South Carolina,
at trie close of business, June 9,190*.
Loan? and discounts, .$332.842 49
Overdrafts, secured and unse?
cured, 19,928 90
?. S. Bonds to secure circula?
tion. 25,000 00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds, 406 25
Bond?, securities, etc., 82.000 00
Banking house, furniture and
?xtures, 3,000 CO
Due from National Banks
(not reserve agents), S74 06
Due from State Banks and
Bankers. 8,741 G9
Due from approved i ciervo
agents, is 309 78
Checks fi.nl other cash item--. 794 00
.Votes of other National Bank-, 1,000,00
Fractional paper currency,
nickels and cents, 4.421 i-'G j
Lawful Men y Reserve
in Dank, vi/ :
Specie, 29,25 > 00
Legal-tender notes. 4.000 00 33.?50 CO !
R?demption fund with. U. S. j
Trea-aircr, (5 rxr ct. o: cir?
culation,) 1 250 00 i
Total. ?S.476.3I3 ns I
Capital stock paid in, ?SU.-0.e00 00 j
Surplus ftrad, 20.000 CO '
Undivided prouts, !ess * x
penses ard taxes paid, 36,5^5 17
Natici?l Ban1-: notes outstand?
ing, ??,oro oo
Due to oil.er National Bank?, 5,022 02
Dee to Slate Banks and Bank?
ers, 329 02
In [ividual deposits subject io
check, ' 248,282 il
Notes and bills rec i-counted. ?6,100 00
BM* payable, including certifi?
cates of deposit for money
hon ow. d, 35,000 00
Total ?47C.818 9$
Stale of South Carolina. \
Conntv of Sumter. )
I, J;, L. EDMUNDS, Cashier of the
above named bank, do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
" R. L. EDMUNDS, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me thia
1 ..th day of June, 1904.
GEO. L. KICKER,
A. J. CHINA, )
H. D. BARNETT, [Directors.
G. A. LE M MON, )
June 22, 1904.
WHITE NEGLIGEE SHIRTS
$1.50 Shirts at $1.
We've recently received a
large lot of white Negligee Shirts
of the famous COSMOPOLITAN
make. The kind we are selling
at $1 have always sold for
$1.50, and cannot be duplicated
after this lot is disposed of.
Sizes 14 to 18 1=2.
THE D. J. CHANDLER
Phone 166 = Sumter, S. C.
h unsurpassed, and invalids find sure and speedy relief bj
its use. It will cure dyspepsia, liver complaint chronic hep
atitis, jaundice, torpor of liver and general debility, following
upon malarial disease, dropsy, diarrhoea, dysentery, constipa?
tion, hemorroid, uterine, renal and cystic diseases, hcematuria,
rheumatism, catamenal derangements and other female com?
plaints. Highly recommended by the medical profession.
mi Springs Ginger Ale,
Delightful Beverage, Invigorating, Healthful,
Containing the mineral ingredients of Glenn Springs Min?
Glenn Springs Carbonated Mineral Water-a delightful ta*
ble water, and positive cure for dyspepsia Gives immediate
relief from indigestion.
For sale by J. F. W. DeLonne, The Sumter Drug Co., A. J.
China and The Cash Grocery Store.
.A. Gr .A. X TST^s^i^if^
? beg to announce that I have
just received a car load of ex?
travies Horses and Mules, and
want you and the public gen?
erally to understand that they
The Horses are largely nice drivers for
spring use ; also a few good farm Horses.
The Mules are extra well broke with weight
enough tor mill purposes.
A tull line of Vehicles and Harness of every
description always on hand.
A. D. HARBY.