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Within Four Hours ?fier tte*H|.
ed His Fourth Man.
John Morrison, Recently Acquitted of
Startler. Shot and Killed Will Floyd on
the Nain Street of Kershaw.
Colombia, Oct. 2.-Afc Kershaw ia
measter county, near the Kershaw
mnty line, last night, John Mor?
ra, a white man, was lynched with
fonx hours after he had killed
lother white man, Will Floyd.
According to the story sent by The
State's correspondent; at Kershaw,
rrison, who was tried at the spring,
jrm of the Kershaw county court al
iden for killing a negro, yesterday
moon met Floyd ana asked nina
>r the loan of 10 c*nts. Floyd told
he die: not have any change,
?reu pen Morrison shot twice, one
Li taking effect in the right side of
cy d's back and the other striking
back par? of his arm and breaking
ie hone. The ?rsfc shot caused death.
It is said that Morrison had told Jim
Robinson that he intended to kill
IFlcvdy and this is? corroborated by a
statement which Morrison made later.
(The afr air occurred , in the central
part of the town and on the business
street. The citizens st once were"
^arottsed and. from the start there was
talk of lynching. Morrison endeavor?
ed to ecsape but was arrested and, it
is said by The Sate's correspondent,
that the town council and policeman
did all in their power to protect him.
?t was impossible to get any details
from the scene last night, but it is
evident that the mob did not waste
very mach time. The killing of Floyd
was reported here at 7.-'5 p. m., and
thc account of the lynching was re?
ceived at 10 o'clock, it was simply
stated that "the grim determined cit?
izens of-the surrounding country were
so thoroughly satisfied that the mur?
derer deserved the severest punish?
ment they quietly, but-determinedly
overpowered the police and spirited
Morrison away and the supposition is
tli&t they have hung him.7' Later,
another dispatch was received saying:
''Morrison said before being hung
that he did not want or need the 10
cents, but asked for it from an enemy
to raise, a fuss and that he had intend?
ed for three or four years to kill
- Floyd on an old grudge."
Sheriff Hunter of Lancaster county
was informed of the murder of Floyd
and the probable lynching and en?
deavored to reach the town of Ker?
shaw to protect the prisoner. Be had
the southbound freight chartered and
. started immediately but, according to
"The State's dispatch, he was a few
minutes too late to secure Morrison.
The Kershaw Guards of Camden were
also hurried to the spot on a special
train. The town of Kershaw is 22
miles from Camden and the same dis?
tance from Lancaster, and is in Lan?
caster county, although just on the
line of Kershaw county.
Floyd was Morrison's fourth viet m.
Morrison was regarded naturally as a
desc?rrate man. Floyd was the son of
Mr." Robert S. Floyd. a sub?Sas?al
citizen living near Kershaw. The
"yoong man was married and was a
farmer and was said to be an excep?
tionally fine young fellow, highly
thought of. ^ Morrison was also a
man.
How Morrison Was Lynched,
cia! to Thex State.
Kershaw, Oct. 1.-Morrison was
.taken from toe guard house about 20
I .minutes before Sheriff Hunter and
his posse reached here. The crowd
was very orderly , and quiet, as one 200
yards away could not. have told that
anything unusual was going on save
for the crowd of indignant people on
the street, who were remarkably qui et.
The murderer was taken about one
mile from town and given an opportu?
nity to say why he committed the
oowurdly act.^ A few of the party sug?
gested that he be allowed bis requast,
which was that he be given a trial,
but Dis crime was such L cord blooded
one that bis doom was sealed. When
he realized that the crowd meant that
he snould meet his death he fought
* and kicked desperately and tried his
Dest to free himself. He was lynched
by being hung to a tree by a pair of
buggy lines and then shot several
times. Morrison was of the lowest
type of human being and while there
are a pr eat many who begged for the
law to be allowed to take its course
in the matter the prevailing senti?
ment h?re is that he was served just
* as he deserved.
Sheriff Hunter and the posse search?
ed for and found Morrison's body.
He had in his pocket a watch arid a
pocket book with seven dollars in. it,
besides two dimes and a five cent
piece, which shows plainly that he
only wanted to borrow the 10 cents in
order to get a chance to kill Floyd
His fight with the lynching party was a
desperate one, as only sacb a desper?
ate murderer would give. While hang?
ing to the tree Morrison's face is a
study and shows in head and face a
typi cal mu roarer.
Sheriff Bunter received a message
from Gov. Hewyard to apprehend the
guilty parties. Morrison shot Floyd
at G o'clock. The sheriff and posse
arrived at 8.20 and the militia from
Camden arrived a 8.40. All officers,
tiie governor, railroad officials, sheriff
and town authorities were not quick
enough to save Morrison's neck,
though they all executed orders and
orders were obeyed with alacrity and
dispatch.
Died Pleading for His Life.
At 2 o'clock this morning The
State's correspondent at Camden
'phoned additional details, the corres?
pondent having gone up on the special
train. He reports that the train was
delayed in leading Camden because
the railroad people required a cash de?
posit before releasing it.
Fioyd was unarmed and was shot
with his bands over his head and
while be was begging for his life.
Capt. J. W. Hamel, president of the
State Law and Order league, was an
eye witness. While Floyd was lying
on the ground in a dying condition he
was reviled and cuised by 1 is heart?
less murderer.
Morrison tried to make bis escape,
but Mr. Jeff Godfrey, a cotton buyer,
saw the crime and, stepping into his
office, got a pistol, and a? Morrison
approached, covered the mcrder. The
latter endeavored to cia* bis pistol,
but a shot from Mr; Godfrey's pistol,
caused bim to stop and the murderer
was seized.
The news spread rapidly. There
I had been few people in the town at
the time, but within half an hour 500
men had gather ftom all parts of the
sarrv>unding country. Their plans
were weil iaid. They niauaged to
darken the eleerie light in the neigh?
borhood of the guardhouse, and the
six extra policemen whom the mayor
had deputized are said to have left
when the lights went out. Members
of the mob managed to slip ap on the
regular policeman and overpowered
him.
When the Camden special left Ker?
shaw at 1 o'clock a report had jest
come in that Morrison's body had
been found about a mile from town,
swinging to the limb of a tree, his
neck broken by the use of a pair of
buggy lines, and that at least two bul?
let wounds were in his body.
Morrison was a native of North Car?
olina, had been a Southern railway
employe, and the Camden correspond?
ent, confirmed the report that this was
his fourth victim.-The State.
BALTIC FLEET STARTS EAST SQON.
War io Far East Will Depend Upon
Issue of Sea Fight After Arri?
va! cf Baltic Squadron.
St Petersburg, Oct. 3, 2 a. ra.
Annnouncement is made that Emperor
Nicholas will visit Reval on Tuesday
to bid farewell to the Baltic squadron.
After months of preparation and
several false starts it is believed that
the squadron is at last on the eve of
its departure upon its long journey.
A division in the admiralty has exist?
ed throughout the period of prepara?
tion regarding- the advisability of
sending out the squadron, but with
the decision to double the size of the
Manchurian Army, and press the war
with vigor, the logic of those who
for months have insisted that every
available ship should be dispatched to
the far east has finally prevailed.
The argument that no complete vic?
tory over the Japanese is possible un?
less the command of the sea is wrest?
led from them could not ^9 overcome,
and though much valuable time has
been lost and the moment seems in?
auspicious, it is officially intimated
that an irrevocable decision has been
taken to dispatch the Baltic fleet
even if the Port Arthur squadron
should be annihilated- before its ar?
rival there.
It is realized that the squadron,
which, on paper, is about equal io
fighting strength to that of the Japa?
nese fleet, will be much better able
to encounter the foe now than next
spring, after tnt Japanese ships have
had all winter to clean, repair and
refit. v
While hopes are still entertained
that Port Arthur may be able to hold
ont until the appearance of the Baltic
fleet, the question of the fall of that
stronghold does not, apparently, enter
greatly into the calculations of the
admiralty. The only thing expected
of the Port Arthur squadron is to
break ont of the harbor and inflict as
much damage as poAible upon Admir?
al Togo's fleet. Such ships as escape
are expected to make their way to
Vladivostok, where the repairs upon
the cruiser Bogatyr are understood to
have been practically completed, and
those on the Rossia and Gromoboi are
nearing completion.
The question of the war in the far
east will depend upon the issue of
sea fight after the arrival of the Baltic
fleet Vladivostok, although ice-bound
in winter for commercial ships, can
easily be kept open for a fleet of war
vessels by means of ice breakers. . If
the Japanese fleet is caught in such a
weakened condition that the Baltic
ships are able to win a victory, offi?
cials here hold that other problems
will solve themselves, and with Japa?
nese communications severed the Japa?
nese army on the mainland will be at
the mercy of Russia. ,
This boldly announced programme
seems to stake the whole issue upon
sea fighting. The Japanese ships, it
must be remembered, have been in
active service seven months. No mat?
ter how greatly the efficiency of the
.guns and the. speed of the vessels have
been impaired, the crews of Admiral
Togo's ships have enjoyed the prestige
of continuous victories, while op?
posed to them will be a fleet of brand
new ships, more of less untired and
none of which have yet fired a shot
in actual warfare, and whose crews
have never yet been under fire.
DAILY MARKET REPORT.
Special by Ware & Leland's Private
Wire.
NEW YORK COTTON.
Open High Low Close.
Jan. 10 90 10 06 9 80 9 98
Feb. 10 01
March 9 97 10 08 9 SS 10 C6
April - 10 C9
May 10 02 10 15 9 95 10 12
Oct 9 70 9 89 9 63 9 82
Nov. 9 73 9 87 9 65 9 86
Dec 9 83 10 02 9 75 9 95
^New York spots unchanged middling
' Total port receipts today not
shown vs. 93,922 last week, vs. 63,232
last year.
CHICAGO MARKETS.
._ Opening. Closing.
WHEAT
May, 113 2- 112 6
Dec., 113 1- 112 4
CORN
May, 49 1- 49 6
Dec., 51 1- 51 2
OATS
May., 33 3- 33 3- i
Dea, 312- 31 2- I
PORK
Oct" 11.80 IL 75
Jan., 13.52 13.45
LARD
May., 7.70 7.05 i
Oct., 7.75 7.70
Jan., 7.67 7.60
K?BS
May., 7.10 7.10
Oct., 7.9? 8.00
Jan., 7.00 6.97
Washington, Oct 4.-On the conven?
ing of the Unit d States Courr or ap?
peals for the District of Colomb a this
morning, the appeal of August W.
Machen and co-defendants in the post
office conspiracy cases was set for hear?
ing on October 18th.
TUE NEWS AT WASHINGTON.
Politics and Other Matters Gather?
ed by Our Regular Correspon
It cannot be denied that there is j
less smoke in the political sky than j
when I wrote yon last. The difference
between the parties is more obvions
and better defined. Judge Parker's
letter of acceptance has come into the
solution and precipitated the con?
crete issue?, tending to clarify the
whole discussion. It has induced
something like activity where before
was au indifference that seemed like
paralysis, and it lias given the cue to
an army of stump orators who had not
quite decided w?at to say next.
Judge Parker's silence caused a tre?
mendous clamor in all Republican
circles prior to bis acceptance, but now
that bc hhs spoken and fractured that
silence all to pieces, the clamor is
ten times greater. It seems difficult
to satisfy them.$
Ex-Seifator Towne says "perhaps
the sharpest point, if not the most
effective utterance in the Judge's let?
ter is Iiis defiant acceptance of Roose?
velt's challenge on the pension order.
Would you dare to revoke that
order?" Asked the President. "Yee,
j I would instantly," replied the Judge,
"and depend upon Congress to pass
the requisite laws, instead of issuing
them from the White House." The
beauty of this pugnacious retort is
that it does not admit of any answer
whatever.
Another sentence which is being
circulated in display type from the
Congresisonal headquarters is that
which affirms that "The traditional
policy of the country, as formulated
by its first president, condemns the
doctrine that a great state, by reason
of its strength, may rightfullly appro?
priate the sovereignty or territory of
a small state on account of its weak?
ness. We claim no rights and will
assume, no functions, save those of a
friend and of an ally and defender
against European aggression." The
civil war in Uruguay is at an end,
and Honduras and Guatemala have
assured Uncle Sam that they regard
him only as a generous and benign
protector, but Judge Parker's words
will do more to strengthen their con?
fidence than President Roosevelt's
deeds.
Come, 0, my Muse! and don't re?
fuse to give your views about the
news :
"I'm virtue embodied," the Rough
Rider said it,
"The southern republics need not
be afraid.
i If they're peaceful and always keep
cash to their credit
They'll get my distinguished protec?
tion and aid.
Bil never insult them, or fire on
their banners,
Or fight them, or gobble them ' up, if
they're good :
That is, if they imitate us in their
manners
And always behave as I th i uk that
they should.
I'll never send down there a bomb
or a bullet
jOr answer them back with a jibe or a
taunt ; .
A treaty is sacred-I'll never annul
it
Or rob them unless they have some?
thing we want."
Republicans hereaway are trying to
make something of Roosevelt's publi?
cation of the letter from Governor
Wright of the Philippines saying thafc
"a dangerous ferment" is caused in
the islands by the agitation of their
independence "by the Democratic par?
ty. They call attention to th_ fact
that Wright used to be a Democrat, as
if that settled the question. It does
not. Taft used to be an anti-imperi?
alist, and were not Lonsgtreet and
Mosby very active Democrats until
they were appointed to office and kept
in office by the Republican party, and
did they . ever thereafter swerve from
their allegiance to it? Wright used to
be a Democrat; till a Republican presi?
dent gave him a 830,000 office : but no
man is a Democrat who holds that the
Declaration of Independence is a
farce, and that governments do not
derive their just powers from the con?
sent of the governed. By the way,* it
is now undertood that Wright's proc?
lamation was sent by cable to the Pres?
ident, which sufficiently indicates its
animus and purpose.
Justice Phelps of Massachusetts has
apologized to the British Functionary
Gurney for arresting him for driviog
his automobile too fast. Internation?
al law certainly puts the justice tech?
nically in the wrong, but common
sense justifies him. Let us wait and
see what the English will do with
Gurney. He certainly onght to be
punished by somebody, for if it is o
tablisbed that a foreign minister's
factotom can commit any crime and
be exempt from punishment, it may
become more fashionable for Ameri?
cans to go armed.
Your correspondent called this
morning on Mr. James Langman, the
confidential adviser of the Snltan of
Morocco and Premier of the Empire,
who is in town this week. It was this
distinguished American who climbed
j over the mountains, found the bandit
Raisouli, and paid over the money for
the ransom of Perdicaris. "Yes, it
! wa? somewhat risky," he admitted.
I "I had known Raisouli for years and
! we were afraid of each other's treacb
! ery. He had a regiment of fcwo or
three hunderd soldiers close by. He
invited me into a lint for the parley,
but I declined. Wliat's this I bear
in Washington about "Perdicaris
alive or Raisouli dead" bavins been
sent by John Hay to the Sultan? ?
never heard of it till now. I was the
I Sultan's agent arid in th? closest asso?
ciation with him. Between you and
me, 1 don't, believe any such message
was ever sent to him. Would't have
heard of it? Mr. Langman is a high?
ly educated, polite, and engaging
I man, swarthy, and with a frank und
cordial manner. He is the Sultan's
representative at the St. Louis exhibi?
tion, whither he is bound.
The president is annoyed and embar?
rassed by receiving leters asking him
why he does not issue an executive !
order expelling Reed Smoot from thc
. Senate. Neither the president nor Mr. I
i Loeb replies to them.
; Chief Engineer Wallace, of tue
! Panama Commission, announces that
! George Ebie, H youth just out of col
I b ye, has solved the great Panama Ca
: nal problem by finding that the tor?
rential Charges can he twisted round
and .-ent down into the Pacific, at a
saving of $20,000,00. Tims is our sale
ration ordained ont of the months of
babes and sucklings. I we wait real
hard wc shall find out how much
truth tbete is in this.
THE FALL FESTIVAL.
Tho General Committee is Hard at Work
and Plans are Taking Shape Rapidly.
The executive committee of The
Sumter Fall Festival met at 5 o'clock
Monday afternoon. Present: E. F.
Haynsworth, H. F. Wilson, W. L.
Lee, W. W. McKagen, J. L. Alnut,
J. A. Schwerin, E. L Reardon, H.
T. Edens, H. G. Osteen, Abe Eytten
berg, D. J. Chandller, .j. H. Levy,
W. S. Graham, Dr. J. A. Mood, E.
S. Hood, Dr. E. S. Booth, Mayor
Geo. W. Dick, and Mr. F. H. McMas
ter of The Columbia State.
Minutes of the executive committee
meeting of Sept. 26th, 1904, were
read and confirmed.
Maj. H. F. Wilson stated that a
special committee, namely Messrs.
Marion Moise, J. A. Mood, H. F.
Wilson, D. J. Chandler, H. G.
Osteen, had appeared before City
Council, and that City Council had
appropriated $400 out of licenses and
other privileges for the Carnival fund,
aud^had specified that Mr. W. W. Mc?
Kagen of the police force should col?
lect all licenses and turn shem over to
the City Clerk and Treasurer.
On motion of H. F. Wilson, W. W.
McKagen was elected chairman of
committee on concessions and privi?
leges, as previously appointed by the
officers of the Fall Festival.
Dr. E. S. Booth reported the live
stock show as an assured fact and ask?
ed for $200 more as absolutely neces?
sary to build stalls and for other ex?
penses.
Mr. J. H. Levy reported that he
bad appointed his committee o? trades
display and progress was being made.
Mr. D. J. Chandler reported that
be had anointed D. A. Minor, Wm.
Moran and. Louis Lyons on a decorat?
ing committee and Mrs. E. S. Hood,
Mrs. Agnes Bogiu, aud Miss Marie
Durant as the Ladies' Auxiallary
Committee to visit residences and urge
people to decorate their homes.
W. S. Graham, reported rules and
regulations being formulated for the
firemen's tournament and that the
c - nmittee is corresponding with fire
companies. He did not think the
committee could secure many hose
teams, but was satisfied that we could
have the firemen's tournament. Mr.
E. S Hood, of the firemen's tourna?
ment committee reported substantial?
ly "the same as to firemenz's tourna?
ment as expressed by Mr. Graham.
Mr. J. A. Schwerin reporred corres?
pondence with a number of free street
attractions and suggested that the
appropriations be increased to $450.
Dr. J. A. Mood reported that he
had appointed T. B. Jenkins and L
C. Stranss on automobile race com?
mittee. He was in correspondence with
! a number cf automobilists and paid
that if sufficient prize money was
offered that he was satisfied that he
could make the automobile races the
biggest advertising feature that Sum?
ter ever had.
On motion of H F. wilson the ap?
propriation for automobile races was
increased from $500 to $750, if so
much should be necessary.
Maj. W. L. Lee reported that the
Sumter Light Infantry had donated a
gold medal for the individual prize
drill, that the company was enthusi?
astic over Military Day and would en?
ter the contest and was making efforts
to induce other companiies to enter,
and which they were satisfied would
be here.
Mr. Abe Eytttenberg for advertising
committee reported stationery printed
and other work in rgard to advertis?
ing the festival progressing as rapidly
as possible nntil some definite appro?
priations were made for prizes. J. L.
Alnut, for transportation committee
reported that he had asked the rail?
roads for one-half fare within a radius
of 300 miles of Sumter and that the
railroad companies would get out ad?
vertising posters for the Fall Festival.
Dr. Geo. W. Dick stated that the
Charleston Fall Festival dates were
the same as the Sumter Fall Festival
dates and suggested that the Charles?
ton Fall Festival Committee be re?
quested to change tbeir| dates so as
not to conflict with ours. President
Haynsworth was requested to take the
matter np with authorities of the
Charleston Fall Festival.
On motion ot D. J. Chandler the
colored people are to be permitted tj
participate in the trades display and to
compete in the live stock show and to
contribute,to the Fall Festival subject
to'tbe rules and regultinos of the var?
ious committees controlling the same,
and that the finance committee ap?
point a committee of colored individ?
uals to solicit contributions amoug
their race to be turned over to H. G.
Osteen, treasurer of the Fall Festi?
val.
On motion of J. L. Alnut, II. G.
Osteen was requested to advertise in
The Daily Item otice about the yoting
contest for the Queen of the Fall Fes?
tival. Each vote shall be accom?
panied by 10 cents to be part of the
general festival fund, that votes be
counted, and published each day in
The Daily Item, contest to start Oeto-.
ber 15th. and to close November 19th
at 12 o'clock noon Each chairman
was requested to report at next meet?
ing of the executive committee the
amount and number of prizes they
propose to offer. F . H. McMaster of
The. Columbia State asked all of the
chairmen of committees to have their
photographs taken immediately at
Hart's studio, to be printed in a gran?
tons special write up of the Fal Festi?
val by the Columbia State, and stated
that the columns of the Columbia
State will be used in every way to
help make the Sumter Fall Festival
a great success.
On motion of Mr. J. L. Alnut, the
executive committee unanimously, by
rising vote,tendered to Mr. F. H.
McMaster and the, Columbia State
their thanks for their interest and
assistance.
Secretary iNardon reported for the
Ladie>' Finance Committee that this
committee had organized, that the
ladies were enthusiastic and hard at
work soliciting contributions.
Mr. H. G. Osteeu and Mr. F. H.
McMastter, of the State, were request
ed to take charge of a special write up
of the Fall Festival in the State.
The committee adjourned to meet at
4 oz'clock Monday, October 10th.
E. I. Eeardon, Sec.
Non-spillable safety ink. 5 cents a
bottle, at Osteen's Book Store.
'GENUINE PERUVIAN
GUANO.
Se'ls itself. None better. 10,000 tons now offered for sale.
Nitrate of Soda,
Muriate of Potash,
German Kainit.
BARBY i CO.
Are Headquarters.
g?S* Get our prices, please.
AN OPPORTUNITY.
We are now offering the magnificent plantation known as
Shady Side, containing 750 acres, situated 3* miles West of
Sumter. This place has a nice 8-room dwelling, thirteen ten?
ant houses, and a fine orchard In fact 'tis an ideal home jfor
you. Better see us a1)out it.
WHITE & MCCALLUM,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents,
PHONE NO*. 143. S??2ITBE, S- C. OFFICE NO. 18 S. MAIN ST.
Mcb9-ly
Hagood Reflections.
I When Wolf was ascending the
heights of Abraham he was repeating
i Gray's elegy. Afterward it seemed
very much in place. Grace in a fool,
like a jewel in a hog's snout is much
out of place. Whether the Latin was
ont of place I say not, bat when in
the act of raising a bucket of slop I
exclaimed "Mirabile dicta," a quanti?
ty of it pourd into my bosom I felt
well, much, but I did not cuss. But
some man will say "Is a Latin scholar
carrying slop to hogs?" There are peo?
ple who know no Latin who carry no
slops to hogs because they have no
hogs, nor aught else of account, but
slop.
B There are people, some corn with
siiverspoons etc., that are growing j
poorer every day, all because they
must hire .Tom, Dick and- Harry to
do every thing, while their ?ne sons
sit back in the shade and bleach.
Some bleach only a degree because of
a degree, and poor souls, ia an enort,
the effort of their lives, to get on the
top shelf something broke; it was
their credit ; something was lost ; the
respect of their equals. That is worse
than spilling slop in your bosom
while repeating Latin phrases.
Brother, there is no disgrace in j
honest toil, be that what it may ; who |
excels in it, is a hero. Said a wealthy j
tanner to one who remarked* that
his was dirty work, "but it is clean I
money."
One man said to another at hard j
labor, 1 L would never kill myself at j
work when I could get a negro to do j
it," I have heard with the hearing i
of, but mine eye hath yet to see, the,
man who killed himself at work. ;,
With Caffie in the big road and | ?
the cotton in the field a fellow is j
obliged to hustle cr something will j
suffer. Some folks do hustle all day !
tryiog to get aoother to do a half j
hoar job, and are more fatigued than j
if they hud done it themselves. Here is j
the man that kills himself, in down- j
right worry over a bit of work. There !
is a grain of wheat in this chaff, as j
you will find if you sift it.
All the sight some people have is
hied sight, else why are they always !
ia trouble. A bit of foresight will j
make a fellow try wheo he is casting i
his crop, to make some provision for j
gathering it. The proverb says that
fools learn in no school but that of !
experience. I doubt much if they j
learn in that. The singed moth strcg
gles to return to the blaze. It snems !
hard to believe, but the Bcok assures
us that there are who are ever learn?
ing, bat are uever able to come to the
knowledge of the truth.
Cottoa is being harveted in excel?
lent condition. Never in all its his- i
tory bas . this community produced
sucn fine crops, their abundance
makes labor seem scarcer 'than it is.
Hagood.
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AN OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN.
Situations in Post Office Paying a Mini?
mum of $500 a Year.
A civil service examination will be
held in this city within a few weeks
for the purpose of filling vacancies in
thc list of those elegible for appoint?
ment to positions in the PostoflSce and
postal service. Applications for per?
mission to stand the examination must
be filled with Mr. B. R. Sanders, the
secretary of the local board, on or be.
fore October 12th. There are now sev?
eral desirable positions to oe filled as
soon as the examination shall have
been held, and, as women are elegible
to appointment, the writer would sug?
get that some of the young ladies who
are depeudent upon their on exertions
for a support, take the examination.
One or more of the positions now
vacant pay $T>00 a year for the first
year, and thereafter a larger salary.
The work is not heavy and the situa
tion is permanent, inefficiency or mis?
conduct being the only grounds for
dismissal. A position in the post- j
office at $500 per yeai* is certainly |
more desirable than some of the situa?
tions that young ladies now fill in this
city.
ORIENTAL OPENING
At Shwartz Bros.. Dry Goods Emporium
. Yesterday.
Sumter has rarely seen as magnificent
a display as that offered on Monday
at the Palace Dry Goods Emporium of
Messrs. Schwartz Bros. In every de?
partment, dry goods, millinery, shoes,
carpets and notions, each detail was
complete, and attested the good taste
and untiring energy of the proprie?
tors. The principle- decorations were
in the Japanese colors, and the color
scheme was carried^out with marked
ability throughout every department.
From early morning until late at
night, the store was thronged with
ladies, who were unanimous in their
praises of the goods displayed.
In the dry goods department were
shown products of the looms of both
this and foriegn countries. The silks,
velvets, robes and trimmings being
unrivalled in beauty, while the suits
and wraps compared favorably with
those shown in large establishments
of the north.
Special attention was given to the
grand millinery exhibit, which was
unequalled in its beauty. This de?
partment is presided over by Miss
Sallie McDonald, aided by northern
milliners, who might well be pleased
with the criticism heard on every
side. The "creations" were exact
copies of imported models.
The house-keeping department was
replete with exquisite damasks and
linens. The rugs and carpets gave ev?
idence of careful selection, and merit?
ed the admiration so lavishly bestow?
ed. In the shoe department the
same care had been given. Among va?
rious makes was noted the far-famed
"Dorothy Dodd."
Altogether, no finer exhibit of dry
goods has ever been shown in Sumter.
The attractive decorations of the win?
dows, was repeated throughout the
establishment, and our city may well
boast of thc enterprise of her mer?
chants.
The dispensary sold more than $3,200
worth of liquor week before last-$1,118
worth on Saturday. In this connec?
tion it is interesting to note that the
cotton receipts that week were only
3,249 bales. The dispensary got $1 for
every bale sold on this market.
The books of registration were open
Monday for the last time prior to
the general election next month and
there were more applicant0 for certifi?
cate than there have beeng for quite a
while. Nevertheless there were not as
many certificates issued as there
should have been, considering the large
number of Democrats who are fully
qualified but still *nnregistered. There
were about 75 certificates issued to
whites and probably 25 to negroes.
STATEMENT OF
THE SUMTER SAVINQS BINK
At Close of Business, September 30.1904.
RESOURCES.
Loans, $112,807 48
Due from Banks and Cash on
hand 23,285
Furniture and Fixtures, 1,000 00
Total, $143,092 84
LIABILITIES.
Capital Stock, $25,000 00
Deposits, 102,478 14
Ke-Discounts 10,000 GO
Dividends unpaid, 18 00
Undivided Profits, 5,596 70
Total, ?143,092 84
L, Geo. L. Kicker, Cashier of the above?
named Bank, do solemly swear that the
above statement is true to the beet of my
knowledge and belief.
GEO. L. BICKER, Cashier.
Sworn to before me this 4th da) of
October, 1904.
R. L. EDMUNDS, Notary Public, S. C.
Correct Attest :
H. KARBY, President,
G. A. LEMMON,
I). J. CHANDLER,
Oct 5 Directors.

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