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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 127^047
Enterr-c at the Post Office at Sumter g
O'., as Second Class Mitter
R. H. Bigham-A Revolution.
Booth Live-Stock Co.-Second Car.
vjB, P Cain, Countv Superintendent
Fourpaugh & Sells Bros.-Circus,
The Sumter Saving Bank-Is Cotton
Going Higher? i
The D. J. Chandler Clothing Co.
Double Breasted Style.
Schwarte Bros.-Schwartz for Vsl
* fCeunty D Bpcratic Executive Cora
mi ttee-^ eeting.
The Cotton : Buyers-Excessive 33ag
i Mr. 'E. W. Dabbs spent Saturday in
Mr. C. L. 'Emanuel was in town
Miss^Sadie Meldrew, of Wisacky,
is-iu the city.
Mr. Connie Gallagher is at hone
;for a few: days.
Mr. 'W. --S- Jones has gone to Mar
ion on business.
Mr. 'S. 3L Coyner went to Augusta
"Mr. <?.- W. Stansill has returned
from St Louis.
"Miss MannieHSoarbrough, of Bishop
^vilie is in the city.
The Misses i'ludi of Stateburg, were
in the city Tuesday.
^Rev. J. iH. Thacker, of Latta, was
>in the city yesterday.
; Mc. J J> Evans cf Spring Hill was
in the city Saturday.
The Misses -Singleton of Alcolu*
spent Saturday in; town.
Mr. John M. Knight left Sunday
.afternoon for New York.
Miss Mabel fiearon; of Bishopville,
was in-the city Saturday.
Hr. G. . -Moseley, of Smithville
tapent Wednesday in town
Capt. B. X ^Brownfield was in the
>c rey Saturday on buisness.
Mrs. Ida Rollins, of Lake City, is
visiting Mrs. H. T. Abbott
f W. T3 Aycock, Esq., of Columbia,
repent Thursday in the city.
Captain S. B. Devine of the A. C.
L., was in the city Monday.
Miss Olga Britton has' acceped a
position at the Minor-Store.
Hon. B. Frank, Kelly, of Bishop^
.ville, , spent "Monday in town.
3s r. T. Vogel of "Barnwell, is on a
wisit to his son, E. W. 'Vogel.
CsL J. A. Shame of ; Magnolia,
?sp h$ the Sautufday in town.; .
Miss Rosie Cooper, of Wisacky is
riesling at Dr. Geo.- W. JBick\
Mrs. J. A. Mood has returned from
3 visit to ber sister in Clarendon.
Snpervisor J. O. Durant, of Lee
.eounty, spent Monday in the city.
Mr. Frank A. Lytsaam, of Augus
ta, is 5n the city for a few days stay.
Mr. Robert Cooper spent Saturday
and Sunday at his home in Wisacky.
Mr. George Dunn left Thursday
for St. Louis, where he has accepted
Miss Sallie <Glass, cf Golumbia, is
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
BL Foster and Mr. L. 35. William
son, of Providence spent Tues
day io town.
Rev. GL C. Brown left'last Monday
for St. Ix *s where he will spend
week or ten days.
Mrs. S. Aagnsfein. of Tan Wert,
Ohio, is oe a visit to her daughter,
Mrs. E. W. Vogel
? Mrs. Jacqaline Baker, Who
spent, the sommer at liongpart, L. I.,
hts rein rued Ixjme.
Mrs. C. W. Hewitt, who has been
visiting Mr. S. H Brand Te&uiaed to
, Darlington Tuesday.
Miss Lennie Scarborough and Sd-rs.
Felix Dingle, of Summerton, were
in tbe city Saturday.
JSMiss Querry, who bas been visiting
Coi. and Mrs. J. M. Knight, iias re
truned to Providence.
Col. R. W. Hunt, Division Passen
er Agent of the Southern Railway
f-pent Tuesday in town.
Dr. E. S. Booth went to St Louis
several cta>s ago ou business for the
Booth Live Stock Company.
Mrs. W. G. Mood and Miss Ne ii lie
Mood, of Summerviile, S. C., are
visiting Mrs. Sidney Stubbs.
Mr. C. G. Reamer, of Columbia,
has accepted a position with the
Southern Cotton Oil Company.
Mr. David Lopez, of Charleston,
who was the guest of Mr. H. J. Harby
ior several days rstarned home Sun
, Mrs. Nina Solomons and Miss Marie
Moise, after two weeks absence, have
returned from the St. Louis Exposi
Mrs E W. Moise and Miss Jessie,
wbo I ia ve been in New York for the
past two months, have returned to the
Mr. Charles Joye, who has recently
established himself in the jewelry
business ia Bishopville, was in town
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Belseer have
returned from their bridal trip to
California, Colorado and other points
of interest in the West.
Mr. Val Green, of Bishopvilie,
passed through the city yesterday
oe his way to attend the Dental col
lege in Atlanta.
Mrs. R. H. King and Miss Olga Brit
ton returned Thursday night from
North Carolina, where they have
been spending the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Parrott return
el last Wednesday Irvington, Ky.
Mrs. Parrott, who has been quite
sick for several weeks is convalescing
Mi?s Marion Croft, of Lake City,
wbo was tiie guest of Mrs. M. B. De
L rme Sunday, went to Bisbopviile
Monday morning, where she bas ac
cepted a position to teach.
Mr. N. G. Osteen left for New York
on Tuesday evening where he will
spend two weeks or moie selecting
machinery and printing material for
the Osteen Publishing Co,
Miss Caroline Goodwyn Nelson of
Stateburg and Dr. F. H. McLeod, of
Florence were married in the church
of the Holy Cross, Stateburg, at 3.30
o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, October
3d, Rev. W. H. Barnwell, the rector,
officiating. Immediately after the
ceremony the bridal party, which in
cluded, besides Dr. and Mrs McLeod,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Barringer,
Dr. Roberet H. Pearse, Dr. F. .
Lake, Dr. T. S. Mann, Rev. Melton
Clark and Mr. W. R. Barringer,
proceeded direct to Florence.
Miss Susan Carson died in this city
Thursday after a long illness. The
funeral services were held at tte Epis
copal Church at 4 o'clock that after
noon. The deceased was a sister of
Capt. E. Scott Carson and Mrs. Pen
TH f IRE FRIDAY NIGHT.
The Opera House Slightly Damaged fay
Fire in a Closet
Friday night at about 7.30 o'clock,
the fire alarm was se:-i in, and the
Opera House was found to be on
fire. The prompt and efficient; work
of the fire department prevented
what might have been a serious loss
to the city.
The fire originated in a closet ad
joining the band room and offices oc
cupied byD. G. Zeigler in which papers
and trash had .iccumulated for
months. The fire spread from the
closet to the partitions and, in a re
markably short space of time the front
part of the interior of the ( building
was filled with smoke. As soon as
the firemen got the streams playing
on the fire, the flames were extin
guished quickly. The entire place
was flooded with water, which pre
vented the production of the play,
Shepard's Moving Pictures, which was
billed for last evening. The perform
ance will be given this atfernoon at 3
.o'clock. The Opera House, with the
exception of tie damage done by wa
ter and smoke, is not injured,
i The water ran throcght the floors
and damaged the furniture and fix
teures of the First National Bank
and the stock of Ducker & Bultman.
The total damage however is estimat
ed not to exceed $550.
The fire is supposed to have beeen
the result of spontaneous combustion
in the trash in the closet
Graded School Notes.
In order that the teachers in schools
. where the Augsberg system of draw
ing is used may haw the proper con
ception of the author's ideas the Edu
cational Publishing Company has
adopted the plan of sending out au ex
pert teacher of drawing to present and
impress these ideas. Miss Griggs one
of their teachers reached Sumter on
Thursday morning. On Thursday and
Friday afternoon and at 9 o'clock Sat
urday morning she met with the teach
ers of our schools to impress the au
thor's ideas and to present practically
the methods of teaching drawing. Miss
Griggs spent most of Friday morning
visiting the different rooms in which
drawing is taught illustrating some
of the methods to be' adopted in class
room work to quicken the interest of
the public in drawing.
A Fire With a Pecoiiar Or pn,
Saturday night a very peculiar fire
f occurred at the residence of Mr. H.
A. Lowry, on South Sumter street.
Mrs. Bask i ns, who occupied one of
the rooms, as a boarder in Mr.
Lowry's home, left for Bishopville
that night ; and during her absence,
a fire originated in the wardrobe in
her room. Luckily the flames were
discovered, and the fire extinguished
before any very serious loss resulted ;
but, greatly to the surprise of those
who examined the room, they found
all the clothes in the wardrobe satn- ;
rated with kerosene oil. This might <
have caused a very serkrcs fire, if it ;
had not been promptly put out. The
kerosene on the clothes is an unsolved j
mystery, as no one had access to the j
room subsequent to Mrs. Baskins' de
Board of Control Meeting.
The County Board of ^Control met j
Monday for the transaction of regular
The only important matter to come
before the board was the election of
dispensers for this city and MTayes
Dispenser E. T. Windham was re
elected for another year, as were his
assistants, Messrs R. A. Weldon and D.
Dispenser Geo. P. McKageu, of
Mayesville, was also re-elected for an
A FJsraJ Parase for the Festival.
At a meetingof the Central Commit
tee in the office of Hon. ti. Frank Wil
son Monday, it was decided to add a
flora! parade to the numeror.s attrac
tions of the Fall Festival. Twenty-five
Dollars will be awarded as the prize
for the best decorated two-horse team
and Fifteen dollars for the most artis
tically dressed one-horse vehicle. The
parade will be headed by four heralds,
who will be appointed by the chair
man, Mr. . H. Levy, and directly fol
lowing them will be the Queen in her
royal equippage. Automobiles will
also add to the attractiveness of the
event, which promises to be one of the
most beautiful of the Festival. It is
sincerly boped by the committee that
every vehicle in the city will partici
pate in the parade.
.ni- <mm --
W. B. Boyle respectfully invites yon j
to see him before buying any kid of
Farm Implement. He has a fine stock
of Wagons, Buggies, Harness, Plows, I
Harrows, Osborne Mowers, Rakes, tfcc,
&c. Sept. 38-3t.
Corrects the cause of disease and cures j
wlieu pothinic else will. Its eures are per j
maneni because Natural. All diseases
treated '.>iseas .s of Women a Specialty.
>K. R. V. KENNEDY.
Office over Bultman Bros." Shoe Store.
Sumter, S. i'. - Consultation Free. I
DEATH UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUM
Allen Cohen Found Unconscious Near
Rocky Bluff-Dies Without Making a
An unexplainable accident that re
sulted in death-Thursday night occur
red on the old 0. S. & N. railroad
Monday night October 5th.
Allen Cohen, a negro, while on his
way from Sumter to Lamar received
some very violent treatment from
parties unknown. He was picked up
near Rocky Bluff swamp in an uncon
scious condition with a number of
wounds on his head and body. He
never again recovered consciousness,
and after lingering in that condition
for several days, he died Thusday
The attending physcian exerted his
utmost efforts to save the man ; but
his family refused to allow an opera
tion to be performed, so the result
Ice Cream Festival.
The ladies of Pisgah Baptist Church
will give an ice cream festival at the
church on the evening of October
loth. Ice cream, cake and other
refreshments will be served.
J. EDWARD ANDERSON GETS BAIL.
Released From Custody Upon Execution
of a $3,000 Bond.
On motion before Judge Dantzler in
Manning on Saturday, Mr. J. Edward
Anderson was granted bail in the
sum of $3,000, and was discharged
from the custody of Sheriff Scar
borough upon the execution of his
Messrs J. P. Booth, C. L. Tisdale
and Isaac Strauss are his bondsmen.
Local Cotton Market.
Receipts last week, 3,536.
Receipts Monday, 265.
Receipts Tnesday, 334. .
The Ladies Aid Society will give a
dinner on saleday in November.
The D. J. Chandler Clothing Co.
have an attractive advertisement to
day almost as attractive as the fall
suits they advertise.
Chairman J. A. Schwerin of the
Free Street Show commattee has ap
pointed the following members to
serve with him on that committee,
Abe Ryttenberg, H. W. Hood, W.
S. Reynolds, W. W. Sibert, B. W.
Who has not heard that phrase ? Scarcely a household for
miles around Sumter that does not kc ow the reliability of
goods, the style, the variety, the values to be found here. Mer
chandise properly selected-a deteamination to sell none but
goods of merit-has given our goods a reputation far and wide,
and the upbuilding of Sumter's great retail dry goods business.
More space more goods, more beauty, more styles, more val
ues, more sales.
You'll buy these Friday-values surely :
. More sensational Silk selling-750 yards, new shades, shot,
dash and stripe effects in Taffeta Silks for shirt waist suits
these are all pure silk, and not cotton mixture, worth 75c and
$1-Friday at 49c.
300 yards black Taffeta Silk, gurratiteed, worth $1.25, Fri
25 dozen ladies' Kid Gloves, all shadeis, on Friday 59c.
100 pieces all-silk Ribbons, Nos 12 and 16, at 5c.
Buy a suit or skirt -500 yards 44-inch black dress goods,
"Roxana Cloth," worth 60 to 75c, for this day only 47c.
2,000 yards fine 36-inch Bleach, worth 9c, none to dealers,
15 pieces extra heavy Canton Flannel cheap at 12 C, Friday 10c.
i 50 pieces English Long Cloth, 12 yards to piece, just think
of it-Friday $1
' Josephine," a genuine prime Kid Glove, at $1. You can
buy kid gloves anywhere at $1, but for quality such as above,
you'll pay anywhere $1.50.
If you are ready for
your FALL SUIT,
we are ready to show
you the newest ideas
in colorings, and the
latest kinks in the cut
and make-up of our
made by the most re
liable houses in Ame
Don't allow the
man maki g suits to
order to charge you
$5.00 to $8.00 more
than we do. and then
cannot fit you as well.
Don't allow the
choicest things to slip
away from you. Pri
ces no higher than the
$7.50, $8.50? $10.00,
$15, $18. $20.
We have one of the
largest and best stocks in
Prices from $1.50 to $7.50.
Call and inspect our
50 cents line. We also
have them at SI.00 and
go on trouble goes oil'.
SUMTER CLOTHING CO.
No. 5, S. MAIN STTEET.
Copyright 1904 by
Hart Schaffner 3 Marx
You'll find this season
that the double breast
ed sack suit is going to
be unusually popular ;
lots of men will wear
them, and look well in
The reasons for this
popularity are easy to
find if you look in
the right place for
them. Just come i
here, and see our Hart
Schaffner & Marx dou
ble breasted sacks ; the
cut shows the Varsity
style ; we'll show you
others. We'll show you
the label, too-small
thing to look for, big
thing to find. That's
what everybody says
who finds it.
These clothes are
worth paying for ; they
are better than they
The D. J. CHANDLER
Sumter, S. C.
IN MAKING- THIS, OUR NINTH
. . Announcement . .
We desire to say, that in our attempt to g 3t
together the handsomest collection of
ever shown in Sumter, we unhesitatingly de
clare that we have this time surpassed all pre
vious efforts-Devoting all our energies to the
development of our business on a strictly Dry
We are better prepared than a great many
others to give you very valuable "pointers"
when it comes to the question of Dress Goods
the newest, Tailored Suits the latest, Millinery
the most attractive, and Shoes always reliable.
We control the Rough-Not Costume cloth in
Sumter, this is a handsome black fabric 50 in.
wide and warranted not to spot or get
"wooley." We are also sole agents for Cente
meri Kid Gloves. This celebrated brand of
gloves we now offer at $1.00 per pair all sizes
and shades. Ask to see that special line of kid
gloves which are now on sale at 65c. We will
allow two selections from this lot for $1.25, and
will have any pair repaired which breaks.
Isn't this unusual?
We handle exclusively the "Sanitary, non.
Sweatshop" brand of Muslin Underwear. Give
heed to the meaning of the name, for all ready
made Muslin Underwear is not made outside
of the New York sweatshops.
We invite you to take a stroll through our es
tablishment, and if this is impracticable to our
friends out of town, write for samples and es
timates on anything to wear, as our Dress
Making department is more thoroughly
equipped than ever to expedite all orders.
We make a specialty of Evening gowns
and wedding Trousseaus.
Very truly yours,
The Sumter Dry Goods Go.