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WEDNESDAY, ?ECEUBER 7, ?904. ~
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Suinter Clothing Co.- Pleasure.
The Minor Store-The Great Un?
Schwartz Bros.-"I'll be With You
O'Donnell & Co.-Special Sale of
R. Prank Wilson, Master-Sales.
Dr. Tu F. Highsmiih-A Stock of
Miss Lola Kirkby left on Monday
Mr. J. M. Spann is in the city for
a few days stay.
Mr. Frank M. Spann is at home to
spend a few days.
Mr. W/'J. Ardis, of Manchester was
in town Thnrsday.
Mr. 'Barry \P5nckney, of Stateburg,
was in town Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Algie Holland spent
Sunday: ia Columbia.
Mr. Crawford Sanders, of Bag cod,
is in the city Monday.
Mr. J. A Scarborough, of Lanes,
spent Friday in- town.
Mr. A. H. Boykin, Jr., of Camden
was in town Thursday.
Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Stuckey spent
Thursday in Charleston.
Dr. W. B. Mood, of Summerton,
spent Friday in the city.
Mr. H. I. De Pass, of Camden,
spent Thursday in town.
Mr. E. E. Aycock, of Wedgefield
was in the city this morning.
Judge B. O. Purdy, went to Colnm.
bia on Monday to attend court
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Sanders of
Dalzel was in the city yesterday.
Misses Ethel and Mary Carson are
visiting relatives in Augusta, Ga.
Mrs. Balser, of Summerton, is
visiting her son, B. B. Be.lser, Esq.
Mr. Leon S&ern, of Savannah is
the guest of Mrs. Harry Ryttenberg.
Mr. Tod Folsom, "the man who sells
umbrellas" is at home for the holiday.
Mr. Richard Richardson, of Pine?
wood, was registered at tbe Jackson
Mr. Guy Warren, principal of the
Mayesville High School, spent Satur?
day in the city.
Mr. H. Bi B. Wells' has returned to
Charleston, where he is running a
Mr. Alva Lumpkin, of Columbia,
spent a few hours in the city
Mr. Robert Alderman, of A ?coln,
was in the city Friday, and returned
tb his home next morning.
Mr. John F. Jenkins, of Camden, is.
in,Sumter for a few days visiting his
brother Mr. E. A. Jenkins.
Mrs. Ella Toomey and Miss Louise
Bright have returned to the city, after
a pleasant visit to Baltimore.
Mr. Julian Gayden, the young clerk
at Harris' Cigar Store, visited his
parents Sunday in Columbia.
vMr. Geo. H. Burbage of St. Paul
was in town yesterday in the interest
of the Clarendon Cotton Oil Mill.
Mrs. F. W. Porter, who has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. M. A.
Flowers, has returned to her borne in
Mrs. J. C. Dove, who has been vis?
iting af Dr. J. F. W. DeLo noe's re?
tornad Monday night to her home in
Mr. Hugh Haynsworth, has return?
ed to the city, after a short stay in
Chester in attendance on the State
Mr. Henry Shore, of Washington,
D. C., who has been visiting his
brother, Mr. Geo. D. Shore, returned
to Washington Wednesday.
Miss Fannie Ryttenberg left Satur?
day evening fo? Baltimore and New
York, and will visit relatives in
those places- for several months.
The Misses Parker, who have been
the guests of Miss Adele Dunne for the
past three weeks, have returned to
their home in Kissime Florida.
Mr. Manning Brown, who has been
traveling in tbe Northern States for
several years, returned to the city last
week and will spend sometime here.
Mr. George McCutchen, of Wisacky,
spent Monday in the city, stopping
over on his way to Charleston to at?
tend the United States Court as a
Mr. C. G. Reamer, the night super?
intendent of the Southern Cotton Oil
Company's plant in this city, has
gone to Columbia to fill a similar po?
Mr. P. G. Bowman went to Tampa,
Fla., Saturday night where he will
be for a few days on business. Mr.
Bowman will visit his daughter in Co?
lombia before returning to the city. .
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Hood returned
on Monday from Charleston, where
Mr. Hood went last Friday to attend
a meeting and banquet of the agents
of the New York Life Insurance Co.
Miss Elise Dowden, who has b^en
visiting Dr. and Mrs. A. J. China P^r
the past two months, left the city
Saturday for Savannah, from which
port she will sail for New York to?
Miss Rosie Price, one of Marion's
most popular and attractive young
ladies, returned to her home Monday
afternoon accompanied by her friend,
Miss Virginia Harby, whose guest she
has been for tue past two weeks.
Monaghan Hose Company has not
yet succeeded in finding a pair of
horses to replace Barney and Billy, bot
they have several horse dealers watch?
ing* the horse markets of the west, and
they will eventoally secure a team
that will be second to none in the
Geo. W. Mnrray, Z. E. Walker, J.
M. Fredericks and others have pur?
chased from Mrs. O. H. Moses a val?
uable lot of land fronting on Main
street, and extending along that line
from the comer store now oocopied by
Diggs Bros. to the office building of
Lee and Moise, and ronning back on
the Hampton Avenue line to a point
nearlv opposite the front est:ance of
Mr. W. M. Graham's stables. The
purchase price was $15,0 0,.
CaTds announcing the marriage of
Mr. Robert D. Bradford, of this city,
and Miss Minnie Brockington on
Wednesday afternoon. November 30th,
have beeu issupi by Mrs. J. E.
.Brockineton of Kingtree The mar?
riage-ceremony was solemnized at the
home of the bride's mother by Rev.
Henry Canthen. Mr. Bradford and
his bride came at once to this city
and are at home to the friends at 525
West Hampton s venue.
Mr. Bradford is in the service of
the Atlantic Coast Line and is a young
man of sterling worth and business
Howard Beckham, the only son of
the la$e Dr. F. M. Beckham of Priva?
teer and Mn Alice Beckham died at
St. Charles at 6 o'clock last Wednes?
day of ty poid fever, aged 16 years, after
several -weeks illness.- The funeral
was held at Mt. Zion church On
The Burial of Mrs. Reames.
The remains of Mrs. F. E. Beames,
wife of the late Mason Reames, were
placed to rest at the family burying
grounds near Concord. ?Mrs. Reames
received a stroke of paralysis Friday
night a week ago, from which she
never rallied, and a second stroke
last Monday night put an end to her
sufferings. Mrs. Reames was in ber 65th
year. She leaves surviving her four
sons, Messrs Will lie, Mason, J. M., F.
A. Beames and a married daughter.
Her death is greatly felt in her com?
munity, where her charitable and
amiable qualities had won for her
There Was Only One Sale---Unusual For
By virtue of a decree of the Court
of Common Pleas in the case of
Grace Manigault and Martha Mc
Millian vs. John Westley, administra?
tor, the Master on Monday offered for
sale to the highest bidder a tract of
land.contaimng 90% acres. The said
tract of land being bounded on tbs
north by land of the estate of T. J.
Da Bose, east by lands of Ransom
Williams, south by lands of Rausom
Williams, Washington James and
Godfrey Wactor, and west by lands of
The land was bid in by Mr. T. J.
Kinen, for $1,520.
A FIRE FRIDAY NIGHT.
A Defective Flue Caused the Trouble.
About 2 o'clock last Friday night, the
residence occupied by Mr. W. C. Ivy,
No 5, West Harvin street, was dis?
covered to be on fire. Tbe house is
a two-story building, the top floor
being used by Mr. J. L. Davis, in
whose apartments the fire originated.
The cause of the fire is attributed to
a defective chimney, and the fire
burned principally between tbe ceiling
and tbe shingled roof, which made it
extremely difficult to locate the flames,
and necessitated the calling ont
of the fire department twice. Consid?
erable cfemage was done by both fire
Tbe building is the property of Col.
R. D. Lee and was fully insured.
Mr. Ivy's loss in household goods
amounted to about one hundred dol?
lars, which was also covered by insur?
ance. Mr. Davis had no protec?
tion, and suffered a loss of nearly
Y. M. C. A. Sunday.
. As previously announced special ser?
vices for young men were held Sun?
day in the various churches of this .city.
Representatives of the Y. M. C. A.
occupied the pulpits of the Presbyter?
ian, First Baptist and First Metho?
dist churches. Rev. J.. C. Hunting?
ton of Charlotte, N. C., preached
the Presbyterian church a sermon,
full of wholesome advice to young
Mr. A. C. Bridgman, of Columbia
at the First Methodist and Mr. King
of Charleston at the First Baptist
Church presented the work and
claims of the Y. M. C. A. to large
and appreciative congregations.
At the Episcopal church the pastor
Rev. H. H. Covington preached a
strong sermon upon the evils which
beset young men.
TBe men's meeting in the Lutheran
church was largely attended and much
interest was manifested. Mr. Bridg?
man delivered a straight talk on
Giant Evils. He made a strong and
sensible appeal for sobriety, purity
and virtue in men. A union meeting
of all the churches waa held in the
First Baptist church 7.30 p. m. Short
addresses were made by Mr. Bridgman
on the origin and growth of the Y. M.
C. A., the scope and purpose of its
work. By Mr. Huntington the work
among railroad men and factory oper?
atives, By Mr. King on army and navy
work, its development and future
prospects. There was no effort made
to reorganize the Sumter association ;
but there is a growing need for such
an institution in this city and we hope
to see one here in the near future
properly equipped and conducted on
safe and conservative lines. The as?
sociation is recognized as one of the
most potent factors for good in this
day. lt does not attepmt or desire to
usurp tbe functions of the church, but
as stated by Mr. Bridgman is one of
the recruiting stations of the churches
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The Red Men.
At the regular meeting of Pocahon?
tas Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men,
held on Friday night, the degrees
of Warrior and Chief were conferred
upon two braves.
The Semi-annual election of officers
also was held and the tollo wing elec?
Sachem-N. G. Osteen.
Sen. Sag.-J. A. Lewis.
Jr. Sag.-J. L. Haynsworth.
C. of R.-B. C Wallace.
K. of W.-E. S. Miller.
TiUstees-J. L. Haynsworth, J..D.
Craig, L. W. Folsom.
I a accordance Hitit the usual custom,
a contribution <.f 85 was doat?t<.d to
the Christmas charity fand.
' A FATAL ACCIDENT.
Fred McKellar Killed by the Accidental
Discharge of a Shot Gun.
I Fred McKellar, the youngest son of
the late J. .Duncan . McKellar, aged 14
. years, was accidentally killed about
! 5.30 o'clock Saturday afternoon a few
hundred yards from Mr W. O. Brad?
ford's home, two miles from this city,
by the accidental discharge of a shot
gun while returning from hunting.
He was riding a bicycle along a
neighborhood road and in crossing the
rnt made by wagon wheels the bicycle
twisted beneath bim and he fell to the
ground. In the fall the gun was dis?
charged, the load taking effect in his
chest, causing instant death. No one
was with him at the time save a boy
several years yonnger. The little fel?
low ran to the house and gave the
alarm and as soon as posible a mes?
senger was sent to this city
to notify Mr. Bradford who was
here. Mr. Bradford notified Coro?
ner Flowers who went out with
Mr. Bradford for the purpose of
officially investigating the accident,
fie found that after hearing the
facts there was no need for an in?
The funeral services were held at
Mr. Bradford's home yesterday and
the body was taken to Charleston on
the evening train for interment.
Fred McKellar was an orphan, and
lived with Mr. and Mrs. McKellar to
whom he was related. He was regard?
ed by them as an adopted son and his
sad and untimely death was a great
shock to them. He attended the
Graded school and was a bright and
studious boy, popular with teacher
and pupils alike.
SUMTER COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIA?
The Regular Quarterly Meeting Will Be
Held Thursday Next.
The first meeting of the Sumter
County Medical Association since the
adoption of- the new constitution, by
which action it became a component
society of the American Medical Asso?
ciation will be held on Thursday, De?
cember 8th at noon. The subject for
discussion will be the Treatment of
Hemorrhoids. Dr. S. C. Baker will
open the discussion. Dr. Archie China
will read an essay, the subject, select?
ed by himself
Dinner will be nerved 2 o'clock.
The meeting will b? held at the Hotel
FRUIT OF THE FESTIVAL.
The following letter, which was re?
ceived Monday by a member of the Fes?
tival committee, is a straw that shows
how the wind is blowing. People in
all sections of the .Sou th are seeking
reliable information and the leading
daily paper of Virginia in order that
it may supply the information sougbt
by its readers asks the gentleman to
whom the letter was addressed for
facts in convenient shape for use.
The letter follows :
Richmond, Va., Nov. 30, 1904.
My Dear Sir : Will yon not do os
the kindness to send ns the latest and
best illustrated publication you have
on your city? We desire it for onr
Biographical Library, from which in?
formation and suggestions for illustra?
tion, such" as public buildings, street
scenes and prominent citizens, may
be obtained as occasion offers. I will
greatly appreciate your courtesy in
giving the niatter prompt attention
and will be Riad to refund postage or
express charges if you will kindly drop
me a line.
Yours verv truly,
S. B. Woodfin,
Much has been said and written
about the Snmtei Carnival. No one
but those who attended can appreciate
the magnitude of the entrprise, the
unbounded hospitality of tbe citizens,
the immense crowd and the crowuing
success of Sumter's Fall Festival.
The management was superb and the
secret of such a grand success lies in
the fact that every citizen of Sumter
pulled together and worked collec?
tively and individually for its success.
As soon as we got there we were met by
a committee and handed a press ticket
complimentary to everything worth
seeing. The trades display beat any?
thing of the kind ever witnessed in
Charleston or Columbia. Everybody
went there for a frolic and they cer?
tainly got it. We congratulate our
"old mother" and hope she will not
become puffed up or vain-glorious
over so much praise, but ever push
forward for still greater achievements.
It is reported that a negro boy
eleven years old, whose pareuts live
on Manning avenue, died on*Thursday
of hydrophobia. The attending phy?
sician has not been interviewed
to obtain the facts, but it is said that
he pronounced the case one cf genuine
hydrophobia with all characteristic
symptoms of the disease.
The Singer Sewing Machine Co.,
has decided to establish division head?
quarters in Sumter on account of the
excellent shipping facilities this point
offers, and Messrs. Shore, Rowland
and Manning are now erecting an office
building and wareroom for them on
the lot next to the office of George D.
Shore & Bro.
The dispensary sales last week aver?
aged about $450 a day. The Saturday
sales were slightly more than $900.
The sales Festival week averaged more
than $900 for the days the dispensary
Sumter is soon to have a first class
restaurant-the one thing that has
long been needed.
A northern gentlemen who was in
the city last week sought out a real
estate man and made numerous in?
quiries concerning this city and tbe
surrounding country. At the close ot
the interview he was so greatly im?
pressed with tho natural advantages
of Somter and the possibilities that
the future bolds out, tbtt he stabed
emphatically that lie expected to re?
turn to Su-i ter and invest his money
here. Ile suid that he had more tban
$50,000 iuve?-ied in PennsUvama and
thai as soon as he could call in this
money, he would re-*mtst it in Sum?
ter. jj?.& ? aa r" a^attfaafl
THE SOUTHERN GIVES 25 DOLLARS.
Another Contribution to The Fund To
Purchase a New Team For Monaghan
Mr. J. R. Clack is in receipt of a
letter from Superintendent J. H.
Hecther, of the Charleston division of
the Southern Railway, informing him
that the Southern Railway had con?
td ba ted 825 to the fnnd raised to pur?
chase a team for Monaghan Hose Com?
pany No. 2, to replace the team that
was put out of service by the unfortu?
nate accident a few weeks ago.
Superintendent Hecther asked Mr.
Clack to inform him in whose favor
the check should be drawn, and as he
replied several days ago the check
should have reached the officers of
Monaghan Hose Co., ere this. The
contribution brings the total received
by Monaghan Hose Company np to
Another Big Enterprise, Sumter Mill and
Railway Supply Company to be
A meeting was held in the Court
House at 8.30 o'clock Monday evening
for the purpose of organizing the Sum?
ter Mill & Railway Supply Co. A board
of directorrs was chosen and the
officers, President, Secretary, Treas?
urer and Manager elected.
The capital of the proposed corpora?
tion is $25,000 and practically all of
the stock has been subscribed, but
the notice of the meeting to be held
stated that an opportunity would
be offered the public to subscribe for
stock. Mr. J. lu Alnnt, who is the
southern sales agent for fifteen or
more of the larest and best known
manufacturers of mill and railway
supplies in America, is the active
promoter of the new company and he
bas found no difficulty in interesting
capitalists in the enterprise. Some of
the leading business men of Sumter
are stockholders and a number of out?
side capitalists will have money in
the enterprise. Mr. Alnnt believes
that Sumter has a great future as a
distributing center and it was for that
reason that he decided to locate here
and establish the mill and railway
PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARIES.
County Superintendent of Educa?
tion S. D.Cain states that eleven pub?
lic schcol libraries have been estab?
lished in this county under the pro?
visions of the Aull School Library
Law and that the single remaining li?
brary to which this county is enti?
tled will probably be taken by one of
the several schools that want libraries,
before the end cf the year.
Two of the schools, Mayesville and
Tirzah, raised sufficient money to
purchase double the number of books
in the standard school libiary, and it
is expected that other schools will im?
itate this good example and add to
their libraries each year.
The Anil law was intended princi?
pally to encourage the development
nf school libraries, and the fund pro?
vided by the law was sufficient, at
most, to purchase only a nucleus
aro?nd which a library could be accu?
mulated in thc course of a few years.
The schools that have obtained the li?
braries are :
v Mayesville High School, Red Hill
School, Shiloh; Shiloh School, Shi?
loh; Providence School, Providence,
No. 19: Tirzah School, Providence,
No. 7; Brown School, Providence, No.
7; Jennings School, Providence, No.
7; Stateburg School, Statebnrg: Winn
School, Sumter, No. 1; Jordan
School, Sumter, No. 1; Bethel
School, Privateer, No. 3.
Dick Anderson Chanter, Danghters
of the Confederacy, will deliver Crosses
of Honor on the 19th of January,
Lee's birthday. All veterans who de?
sire to get Crosss then are requested
to hand in their applications by De?
cember 31. Applications can be had
Mrs. Altamont Moses, Pres.
A Young Folks Party.
Friday evening Miss Louise Murray
entertained a few of ber school mates
at her home, No. 318 West Hampton
avenue. Very tempting refreshments
Those present were: Misses Abbie
Bryan, Claudia Fraser, LeoDora Wills?
ford, Nellie Chandler, Emmie San?
ders, Mary Lowry, Messrs. Harry
Bull, Yates Yeadon, Van Cleve Par
rott, Edward Lowry, Wade McConnel,
and David McCallum.
Mr. W. H. Epperson Officially Notified.
. Mr. W. H. Epperson received Satar
day official notification of his election
as Sherii? cf Sumter county. He is
now having hi*3 bond prepared, which
will immediately be forwarded to Mr.
J. T. Gantt, Secretary of State, and
his commiesion will then be issued to
go into effect about the 18th, inst.,
Mr. J. E. Gaillard will be his law?
fully constituted deputy.. Both men
are popular and their tenure of office
is sure to be both pleasant and suc?
Christmas is approaching veiy fast
and now is the time to purchase your
holiday gifts. The Sumter Clothing
Co., has a very interesting ad. in to?
day's issue along that line so when in
need of antyhing in their line don't
FOR BENT DB SHARE CBflT
A FOUR horse or two horse farm,
wi rh or without equipment, near State
bure, Sumter county. Good land and
cultivaed. Nice settlement. Address,
R. M. Cantey,
Claremont, S. C., cr
A. M. Lee,
P. 0. Box 326, Charleston, S. C.
Corro?is the cause of disease and curt's j
when nothing else will, [ts cures are per !
manent heeause Natural. All diseases
treated Diseases of Women a Specialty.
?IC. R. V. KENNEDY.
Office over Bultman Rros.' Shoe Store.
Sumter. S. c. - Consultation free.
An Enterprising Celebration at the
The children of the Sabbath School,
of tbe congregation Sinai gave a very
pleasant Hanukkah.entertainment to
their parents and friends at the Syna?
gogue Sunday afternoon under the
direction of the minister, Rev. Jacob
Klein. The building was tastefully
decorated with ferns and potted
The address of welcome was made
by Katie Manheim, and Sarah From
berg gave the hiscry of the Festival in
a very creditable manner.
The program was as follows :
Opening prayer by the scholars.
Lighting of the Hanukkah candles by
Rita Schwartz, Ethel Green, Francis
Moise, Rebecca Freinberg, Herman
Morris, Lucile Ryttenberg, Octavia
Schwerin and Frey Schwartz; the
lighting of each candle was followed
by a short statment explanatory of the
significance of the burning tapers.
Appropriate recitations were deliv?
ered by Ray Ryttenberg, Wendell
Levi, Harold Moise and Allen Harby.
After a short sermon by Rabbi
Klein pertaining to the celebration,
a book was presented to each pupil,
a gift from the Ladies Aid Society of
Especial praise should be accorded
to Rita Schwartz, Rebecca Fromberg,
Wendell Levi fDr the excellent manner
in which their recitations were de?
The Baptist State Convention will
meet in Columbia next year.
THE COUNTY TREASURER'S
office in Court House building will be
open for the collection of taxes, with?
out penalty, from the 15tb day of
October to the 3lst day of December,
The levy is as follows : For State 5
mills; for Count 334 mills; Constitu?
tional School 3 mills; Polls $1.00
Also, School District No. 1, Special,
2 mills; No. 2, 2 mills; No. 3, %
mills; No. 4, 2 mills; No. 5; (Mid?
dleton) 1 mill; No. 14, 3 mills; No.
16, 2 mills; No. 17, 1 mill; No. 18, 2
A penalty of 1 per cent, added for
month January, 1905. Additional
penalty of 1 per cent, for month Feb?
ruary, 1905. Additional penalty of 5
per cent, for 15 days in'.March, 1905.
Oct. 26. T. W. LEE,
We Take Pleasure In Fitting The
Hard To Fit.
Some people think unless they get a tailor
made suit they can't get a fit, but if they will
only give us a call we can soon convince them
they are wrong. Our Stein-Block and Isaac
Hamburgers Clothing fit to profection and also
have that tailored effect that other houses
haven't. Then we claim we can save you from
$3.00 to $5 00 a suit by buying from us. This
we can prove to'you by giving us a call.
We have just received another shipment of
the famous Walk Over shoes in all styles and
leathers. Our windows are full of holiday gifts,
such as gloves, ties, handkercheifs and muf?
flers. Remember you are always welcome
whether you call to buy or not.
SUMTER CLOTHING CO..
No. 5, S. MAIN ST.
A Wireless Message Received From
We are now making groat preparations for
his reception Every available part of space
will be pressed into service, as our stocks of
holidays goods, toys, dolls, games, books, china,
bric-a-brac, etc., etc., will be greater than ever
before seen in Sumter This will be a busy place.
We offer you for Friday, and for Friday only:
1 case 26 in. Lonsdale Cambric, regular
50 Satine Covered Comtorts will be sold
100 pieces best Calicos, all on Friday at
25 Tailor Made Suits, not one less than
$9.00, all Friday at
20 Genuine Marseilles quilts, extra large
size. The kind you would pay $2.00,
for sale Friday,
10 dz. Corsets, odds and ends of $1.00
grades, Friday to close,