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EXPRESS RATE RAISE.
Campany Claims That They are
Below Legal Rate.
Columbia, June 16.-It is probable
that there will be an incraese in the
express rates in this state soon. A
letter has been received from the sec?
ond vice president of the Southern
Express company. C. L. Loop, of
Chattanooga, by the railroad commis?
sion, calling attention to the fact that
the law allows express companies to
charge a rate which is 50 per cent,
"higher than the first class freight rate.
Ia addition to this, Mr. Loop calls at?
tention to the fact that on a haul in
this state the expense o* free delivery
by wagons in all cities must be taken
into consideration. Mr. Loop wants
permission to rectify the errorjthat
hare stood for several year?, and gives
some examples of the rates which exist
.now, as follows:
First Class Express
30 to 20 miles, 27 30
S?to 25 miles, 35 30 j
25 to 30 miles, 35 50 '
-30-to 40 miles, 40 50
?.to 50 miles, 45 50
SO to 60 miles, 47 50
?O to 70 miles, . 46 50
These rates apply on the Coats Line
and Charleston and Western Carolina,
and there are similar errors on the
other roads, examples of which are
.?c ": '
Start of an Iowa Lawyer.
. As Iowa lawyer tells the following
.story of his first months of practice.
He went to a small country town and
secured an office room, in front of
which was placed the usual sign. Then
he sat down and waited for his clients
4o appear, all the while feeling very
?Tnach the dignity of his position. The
day passed and no one called, and
another, and another, until weeks
avant by, and still there had been no
One morning, however, he was at|
the depot to attend upon the arrival
ot the daily accommodation train,
-quite an important function of the
town, when a handsome, well dressed
-young lady approached and inquired;
?'is this Hr. Smith?" At once the
-feeling of importance returned: "It
-is, madam. What can I do for yon?"
"Can you tell me bow much it will
cost to send a sow and pigs to the
The Capitol Dome.
Columbia, J exe 15.-Mr. Kort Berle,
the United States civil engineer and
architect who is here looking over the
work on the Capitol building and in?
specting the dome, will probably re?
ctum to Washington tomorrow. He
lias nearly completed the examination,
but will not submit bis report until
next week. Mr. Berle, of course,
will say nothing for publication until
-iie has completed his report, and this
is awaited with much interest for
those who have followed the charges
made as to faulty construction.
Revolutionary Hero Honored.
Boxbury, Mass., June 17.-A statue
of Gen. Joseph Warren, of Revolu?
tionary fame, was unveiled in his na?
tive . town of Roxbury today. The
event was accompanied sith interesting
ceremonies in which Governor Bates,
Mayor Collin?, of Boston, and other
men of sote took parr. A large parade
of military ace: civic bodies preceded
the unveiling ceremonies.
The statue was modeled in Far:? by
Pau?^ W. Bartlett and ca>t in New
York. It represents General Warren
wearing ths'tbree correredhat and the
long-skirted overcoat cf the period.
He carries a vmall-swGrd in its scab?
bard in his left hard, the idea being
to emphasize tbe citizen rather than
tte soldier. The figure stands in
sn easy but conmandirg pose
-40B the centre of a semicircular
axedra. On the back of the bench is
a bronze relief showing General War?
saw's death during the combat between
"tbe raw levies of Americans near Bos?
ton and the British regulars
An ordinary echo is a curions thing,
but, according to the statement of a
frenchman at a watering place in the
.^Pyrenees, one echo on the Franco
Spanish frontier is so far from ordi
33&ry that it must have staited in
America "As soon as von have
spoken," said the Frenchman, who
had secured an audience of wide
?nonthed tourists, "you hear distinctly
?be voice leap from rock to rock, from
.precipice to precipice, and as so^n as
^tfc has passed the frontier it assumes
the Spanish tongue! But yes, I have
heard it often."
Cape Henry Va., June 16.-Barned
wreckage from a large unknown coast?
ing steamer is drifting ashore between
:TaIseCape and Currituck li^bt houses
?thia morning. It is feared that a big
-steamer bas been burned at sea and
"xaany lives lest.
O. B. Davis
asks the readers of .this paper to ie*t the
-^valae of Kodol Dyspepsia Curt. Tho?e
persons who have used it and ? ho have
-fceen. cured by it, do not hesitate tb re?
commend it to their friends. Kodol
digests what you eat, cores indigestion,
dyspepsia and all stomach troubles. Ir
crea?es strength bv enabling the stomach
sad digestive organs to contribute to the
"blood all of the nutriment contained in
-fte food. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is pleas
?ott and palatable.
i-i i ?
Charlotte, N. C., June 15.-Adam
-Henfc, colored, was hanged at Rox?
ton*'N. C., today for the murder of
JHeetwood Wilkins, a young white
The negro beat his victim with
: first so that he died shortly atfer
?or a Hundred Years.
Vor a hundred years or more Witch
'Hazel has been recognized as a superior
teuDody, but it remained for ?. C. De Win
& Co. of Chicago, to discover how to com?
i?se the virtues of Witch Hazel with other
^?atisepties, in the form of a salve. De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve is the best salve
sa the world for sores, cuts, bi.rns, bruises
?cd piles. - The high standing of this
calva has given rise, to counterfeits, and
the public is advised to look for the name
ItoWitf on the package, and accept no
Sold by O. B. Davis.
i COLUMBIA'S STEAMBOAT BURNED.
j The Highlander Totally Destroyed
j Near Georgetown on Down?
Columbia, June 17.-Manager T. D.
Love of the Highlander wa9 greatly
surprised and profoundly shocked last
night by a telegram which came to
him at midnight from Capt. J. C.
Smith saying the boat had been burn?
ed 25 miles above Georgetown. The
telegram gave no particulars and
nothing is known here as to the orig?
in of the fire. The telegram was dated
Georgetown and simply said: "High?
lander lost by fire 25 miles above
Georgetown. Total loss."
The boat was on its way to George?
town at the' time and bad no cargo.
The vessel was practically new, hav?
ing been built only three years ago,
and was valued at S12,000. It was in?
sured for only $3,000, with J. H. Boat
wright & Son at Wilmington, N. C.
Although the telegram says "total
loss," Manager Love is of the opinion
that much of the machinery may. be
saved. The loss falls heavly on. Mr.
Love-he and not the Chamber of
Commerce being the owner.
New Cotton Pest in Alabama.
I Selma, Ala., June 16.-A kind of
! cotton bug not known to any farmers
or cotton men in this section has been
found in the cotton and specimens
of the pest were today sent to New
Orleans. The new bug is not a mem?
ber, so far as known, of any of the
weevil families so far reported. It is
very small, but masses in such quan?
tit?s that it seems like a blight. It
is prevalent all over the county and
already has done much damage. It
kills every leaf and branch it attacks,
and is said to have alarmed some
Great Storm in Cuba.
Santiago, de Cuba, June 15, by
steamer to Man z i Ho, June 16.-The
\ worst storm of a decade began Friday
and culminatd Monday night in 14
inches of rain which fell in ?ve hours,
accompanied by a hurricane.
The lower village of El Cobre has
Forty-five persons are known to be
dead and scores are missing. Bodies
are floating in the Cobre river/
Twenty bodies have been recovered
by boats patrolling the bay.
All the bridges on the Cobre rail?
way are out and many bridges have
been lost on the Cuba railway.
A train which left Habana Saturday
is held between washouts for eight
A relief train bringing mail and
passengers was wrecked at Moron.
The fireman and mail agent were kill?
ed and two of the employes were in?
jured. The passengers are safe.
The miaes at Daiquri are crippled
and six of the employes have been
drowned. The pier bas been damaged.
The city's property loss is enormous.
All telegraph and cables Iine3 are
m*- m m - -
Bearmoutb, Mont-, June 1.-Two
masked men held up the Northern
Pacific passenger train near here last
eight. They dynamited the express
car to gain an entrance and then blew
open the safe. Securing the valuable
contents of the safe they fled to the
mountains. A posse is ia pursuit, but
with little chance of capturing them.
- i II -i i ?
.En route from the funeral of her
husband Wednesday, t^e carriage of
Mrs. Florence Stoner, cf Des Moines,
Iowa, was stopped and a committee
reprsentirg the Yoeman Lodge, of Des
Moines, handed her a pur>e contain?
ing 81,777 in cash, the face of a life
insurance policy held by Mr. Stoner
in that order. The lodge took this
unique method of establishing a rec?
ord for a quick payment cf claims.
A beautiful and always appreciated
wedding present is a Wedding Book,
which is not only a soc venir of the
marriage day, but n permanent record
of the ceremony. A choice assort?
ment of these beautiful aud fashiona?
ble wedding book'3 are on sale at
Osteen's Book Store.
August numbers- of Smart Set,
Ainslie and Argosy on sale at Osteen's
The hammock season has arrived.
A large stock to select from at Osteen's ;
Book Store. j
N. G. Osteen, Jr.,
No. 18 W. Liberty St.,
(Over Osteen's Book Store )
SUMTER, S. C.
Office hours, 9 to 1.30 ; 2 30
"PIT" M. IT !
"PIT PARTIRA are the rage
"PIT" is the most laughable
and exciting Game ever in?
vented for an INFORMAL GOOD
TIME. Laughter, fun and ex
=~citer.ient for everybody.
A NEW SUPPLY AT
H. G. Osteen & Co.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Is brought within easy roach hy the low
rates offered by the
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
Season. $i.\ty Day and Fifteen Day lir'kets
now on sale.
For rates and other information call on
anv agent, or write,
rt. M. EMERSON, W. J. CRAIG,
Traffic Manager. Gen. Passenger Agent.
LOOK: POE THIS TRADE-MARK ON EVERY BOTTLE.
Mr. Elias Hartz, widely bnown in Reading, Pa., asthe goosebene prophet, says:141
have been taking Duffy's Pure .Malt VV iLikey for a number of years as my only stimulant
and tonic. I ana nov? "87 years cid, hala, hearty, and as vigorous as a man of forty, and
have every reason to believe I viii live to a much riper old age if I can always have a sup?
ply of Pnfey's Pure Halt Whiskey, which is my only medicine. I never have colds or
mdig esticn, or any organic trouble. 1know that it is your valuable "whiskey that has kept
me so free from sickness. 1 was troubled with insomnia before I used it, but now I can
sleep as restfully as a bahr. I feel no weakness from my old age, and I heartily recom?
mend DulTy's Pure Malt "Whiskey to anyone who wishes to keep strong, young and vigorous.
Bully's Pure Malt Whiskey contains no fusel oil and is the only whiskey recognized
by ti e Government as a medicine: this is a guarantee.
:Ca sure you ask for DUFFY'S PUSE MALT WHISKEY. It is the only abso?
lutely Pure Malt Whiskey which contains medical, health-giving qualities and the
only Malt Whiskey recognized by the government as a med:cine.
".DUFFY'S PURE MALT WHISKEY is sold in sealed bottles only, never in flask
or bizHs. look for tho trade-mark-the old chemist-on the label and see that the
scsi over tho cork is unbroken?
iror sale at all Dispensaries in South Carolina,
or direct, $1.00 a bottle. DUFFY MALT WHISKEY CO., Rochester, N. ?.
Angosta, Ga., June 16.-A big fight
is on between the Standard Oil and
the People's Oil Company, in which
the Standard has forced the price
down to three cents a gallon in thous?
and gillon lots. It sold five days ago
for fourteen and a half cents. Forty
thousand dollars worth was sold yes?
Fresh testimony in great quantity is
consta ctly coming in declaring Dr.. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs
and Colds to be unequaled. A recent ex?
pression from T. J. McFarland, Ber.tor
ville, Va., serves as example. He writes:
"I had Bronchitis for three years and
doctored all the time without being bene?
fited. Then I began taking Dr. King's
New Discovery, and a few bottles wholly
cured me." Equally effective in curing
all Lung and Throat troubles, Consump?
tion, Pneumonia and Gnp. Guaranteed
by J. F. W. DeLorme, Druggist. Trial
bottles free, regular sizes 53c. and $1.00.
Without, Music is Eke nato
j our using some other
CO OKING . ? . ?
? a o COMPOUND
said to fee
JUST AS GOOD " AS
ON TK* HAUET
THE WESSON COMPANY
~ SAVANNAH. QA? /%
WEEK END RATES.
Excursion Tickets to Popular Resorts
Now on Sale by Atlantic Coast Line.
The Atlantic Coast Line will sell
week end tickets, beginning May 28th
and continuing until August 27th to
the following named points. Tickets
sold each Saturday are limited for re?
turn on Tuesday following date of
sale. Kates on :
Charleston, 83 85; Cross Hill, S3.65;
Georgetown, $3.00; Glenn Springs,
SI 10; Greenville, $4.65; Isle of
Palms, S3.85; Spartanburg, S4.10:
i Sullivan's Island, $3.85; Waterloo,
$3.95; WhiteStoDe, S. C., S3.90; Wil?
mington, X. C., $3.85.
J. T. China.
Hunt's Hound Pointed Pens for sale
at Osteen's Book Store.
The Strongest, the Simplest .ind most
; economical of all Stump Pullers.
! Try it before 3'ou pay for it. Guaran
? teed to pull your stumps or no pay asked.
Write for F ree Booklet giving terms 3
?and prices. |j
The Champion Stump Puller Go.,
6-8-x COLUMBIA. S. C.
THE2 GREAT EEADACBE AND NEU?
RALGIA .CURE. A sure and prompt
cure, every package guaranteed.
For sale by Sumter Dreg Co., Olin P.
Divis and all Druggists.
ALL PERSONS are warned not to
trespass upon the lands of Mrs. Mary
C. Thompson, known as Millford and
Bloom Hill, under penalty of the
June 1-4t Agent.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communica?
tions strictly confidential. Handbook ou Patenta
sent free. Oldest acency for securing patents.
Patents taken through. Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
L handsomely llln?tntr-d weekly. T Tcrst clr
cniatio.i of any snentOiO Journal. Terms. f:> ?
y.-ir : four nior.thd, vL SoiU b/ull iwwjitlef.lers.
WM |te?j^Je? Jori:
BUN AMD LOCKSMITH.
I take pleasure in giving no?
tice to my friends and the pub?
lic generally, that, having re?
gained my health, 1 have re?
opened my shop, and am ready
to do any work in the
line of Guns, Locks, Sewing
Machines, &c. Prices reasona?
ble, wrork done prompt :y and
Shop removed to No. 22
West Liberty street, two doors
from Osteen's Book Store.
R. S. BRADWELL.
I ? BOWMAN, Pres!. C.1 MUM, Sec. & to.
The Sumter Banking
& Mercantile Company,
-Capital Stock $50,000
Wholesale Grocers, Fertilize
ers and Farmers5 Supplies.
1 Sole agents for the celebrated brand of Wil?
cox & Gibbs Fertilizers.
We are prepared to quote the very closest
cash or time prices on all lines of
Groceries, Fertilizers and Farmers'
And^invite your investigation before making
your arrangements for another year.
Come to see us. We will save you money,
and give you a hearty, courteous welcome.
Sumter Banking &
Masonic Building, 2d door from the Postoffice.
Sumter, S. C.
NITRATE OF SODA,
HURIATE OF POTASH.
THIS GREAT RAILWAY RUNS THROUGH A
CONVENIENTLY UNITING ALL THE BEST SECTIONS
_OF THE SOUTH._______
W. A. TURK. S. H. HARDWICK,
Passenger Traffic Manager, Genera! Passenger Agent,
jK WASHINGTON, D. C.
W. H. TAYLOE, Ass't Cen'! Pass. Agent. ATLANTA, CA.
WE RUN THE
AND HAVE THE
f $19.50 I
\ - ?
I Pays the Eailroad Fare from g?
j SUMTER, S. C., I
I to the I
} World's Fair, St- Louis, f
I and return. | *
% On June 14th, 16th, -1st, 28th and 30th |
I the Atlantic Coast Line will operate Coach I
I Excusions to ?^t Louis, Mo, at the above |
rate, for tickets limited to ten da} s including ?
I date of sale, endowed "> ot good in Parlor or |
J Sleeping Cars." |
I Rates for Season, Sixty Fay and Fifteen Day tickets and &
J any other information as to schedules, sleeping car rates, etc., |
^ will be furnished with p!ea?ure by s ny ticket agent or the |
I H. M. EMERSON, W. J. CRAIG, A
I Traffic Manager, Gen. Pass. Agent, |
$ Wilmington, N. C. |