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A Good Han Whose Sudden Death
Was a Shock to Relatives and
Bishopville, Deo.' 1.- The snddeii
and nn tocked for death of Dr. R. E.
Decnis was a shock to this town and
com omni ty La.-t Monday he was en
the streets in apparently good health,
and j>efcre 10 o'clock that night he
was a corpse. The funeral services
were held at the Presbyterian Jcburch
Thursday, conducted by: Rev. W. A.
Greze and Rev. D. A. Phillips, of the
3?etbod?st church. "The body of tbe
church and Jtbe izalleries were filled
with a sympathizing: congregation
which attested* the esteem in which
the deceased was held. The large au?
dience, was, j Belted to tears. , by the
beautiful and touching tribute to the
memory of Dr. Dennis by the venera?
ble ex-pastor. Mr. Gregg, as be spoke
cf him as . h.is intimate friend aid
faithful plrysicidu of , nearly 40 years.
His grave was crowned by loving
bands with the choicest and most
The subject of this notice was in the
6Sth year of hisrage-the son of Dr.
John E. Dennis, who was for many
years a practicing physician in this
town, Be served througbjout the war
between the sections in the ranks and
afterwards as surgeon la a Georgia
regiment. He was a successful physi?
cian and practiced in this town for 39
years... Jn February, 1865, he was mar?
ried tb Miss Mary G. Green,, whcvdied
in March, 1901. His surviving chil?
dren are: E. ?J. Dennis, a prominent
laywer of Darlington; Mrs. J. D.
Hill, Misses Rebecca and Theodora
and H. E. Dennis, a young lawyer of
this place. Dr. Dennis was an elder
in the Presbyetrian church and a
Christian who lived bis religion every
day and his example and influence for
good will be greatly missed. His many
acts of charity, which were dispensed
in a quiet and unostentatious manner,
will be long remembered by those,
both whi?te and colored, who were the
recipients of his bounty. A faithful
friend, companionable in all the so?
cial relations of life and above the
average in intellectual attainments,
his familiar face and figure will te
1 sadly missed upon the streets.
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Capital, - - $100,000 00
Stockholders* Individual Lia?
bility, - - - '00,000 00
Surplus and Undivided Prof
its, 25,000 00
Total Security for Depositors, $225,000 00
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NEILL O'DONNELL, Vice President.
H. D. BARNETT, R. D. LEE,
G. A. LEMMON, JOHN REID,
E. P. BICKER.
R. L. EE MUNDS, Cashier.
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The Closing Day's Events of the
Fall F Mi val.
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Glowing Account From the Hen of a
The Fall Festival closed itf a blaze
of glory last Friday night, th* final
event being the splendid display oi
fireworks., ThefoUowing account of
rhe day's events is taken from Th?
??ews and Courier, and is the. work
of Mr. W. W. Ball, one of the most
accomplished members of the staff
of that paper L
Sumter, So-yl 25.-The horse races,
running and trotting, on Oakland
avenue, and a handsome display nf
fireworks with a number of striking
.set pieces,"'were the leading inci?
dents of to-day's Fall Festival pro
gramme. Thegeueral assembly of
South Carolinians in the streets was
not so largely attended on this clos?
ing day of the "Cotton Jubilee," as
it was yesterday, but thousands of
people saw the free shows, thronged
the stores, which were open to day.
and thoroughly enjoyed che many
In describing a town's carnival it
is easy and some times excusable. r?>
inflate the story a little before com?
mitting it to the cold storage of the
printed page. Nevertheless. h**re
are some literal fact-. In South
Carolina no city has ?it Vii a civic
festival in the past ten \ears which
attracted so large a ci??rd as this ot
Sumter's. There have been such
events iii Greenville, Spartanburg.
Columbi* Charleston, and smaller
towns, but the attendance here yes?
terday was larger.than at any one
day of them. This comparison, it is
to be understood, is not with State
fairs and expositions. As what it
was advertised to be, an amusement
week, a merry-making, an occasion
j upon which people ar?- expected to
have a good time. Sumter's -'at lo.me
to her friends" has benn a success
rarely equalled. It is fair to, sa y that
in future when Sumter Entertains
and invites the public no one will be
justified in thinking of the event as
a small town's show. The announce?
ment ?if a Sumter Carnival will be
taken to mean .quite as .much as
though it came trom Columbia or
Sunder has set for herself a high
standard. To "live up to it" will be
a difficult task. In this connection
a visiting business mau said yester?
day: "This affair should not be re?
peated in Sumter next year. It is
too big to be held annually in Sum?
ter. It is too mach to ask the mer?
chants and business men of Sumter
to contribute five thousand dollars
once in each twelve months to pror
vide a frolic. Bat similar festivals
should take place in the Pee Dee
country in 1905. This festival has
been a wonderful revelation of the
growth and spirit of a fine town and
the people of the Pee Dee especially
have enjoyed it. N?*xt year should
b?- the opportunity of Florence or
Darlington or Kenuettsville or
Georgetown. In four or five years
Sumter can give ato>rtier *p ?ru .'and
you may be sure it would prove a
higher and better *p<i t\' ilia ti even
till* lias b**ei,.'*
TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE.^
*-Wh?? Vas the moving spirit, the
chief worker in this Festival-to
whom is most ut the credit to be
given as aui*?og individuals?" I ad?
dressed the question at different
times to edi'ors of two of the news?
papers of Sumter. "Emmet I. Rear
don." wa? the in>tant response.
Others told me the same thing, and
later in th?* windows of one of the
big stores here I noticed a picture of
Mr. Reardon with a placard declar?
ing just what the two editors had
said. This was a voluntary .and pub?
lic tribute from this mercantile firm.
Mr. Reardon is a young citizen and
M SUMTER S?VIH6S Bli.
HORACE HARBY, President.
L C. STRAUSS. Vice-president.
GEO. L. RICEER, Cashier.
Capital Stock, ?25,000
Liability of Stockholders, 25,000
For the transaction of business 13 afford?
ed those who deposit their money with
The iSumter Savings Bank.
ID-portant papers can be drawn np and
signed in a private room set aside for use
of our clients and anj information de
sired will be cheerfully furnished by the
Savings deposited here draw interest at
the rate of 4 per cent per annum. S 1.00
will open an account and secure a bank
THE BANK OF SUMTER,
SUMTER, S. C.
City and County Depository.
Capital stock paid iz*, $75,000 00
Undivided surplus, 16,000 00
Individual liability of stockhold?
ers in excess of their stock, 75,000 00
Transacts a general banking business;
also has a Saving Bank Department. De?
posits of $i and upward received. Inter?
est allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, per
annum, payable semi-annually.
W. F. B. HAYNSWORTH, President.
R. I. MASSING. W. F. RHAUC,
the health officer of the town. When
Mr. rlrG. ?sre^?Tr?ome mom h> ayo
suggested that Sumter Ua-v** MH
Festival, some m ?ti was nee(|,-.j * lu.
would give the und?rjakii.?ii rim?
and work. Mr. Reardon was prompt
to come forward and since that dav
has labored incessantly to make the
Fesuvai a great event in the life of
the town. Hewaselected secretary
. .f the Festival Association. Mr. R.
F. H^y o worth, the president of the
Association ; Maj. H. Frank Wilson,
the vice-president, and Mr. Hubert
G. Osteen. the treasurer, as well as
the scores of committeemen, includ?
ing many of the prominent business
men, hav*? ali worked faithfullv-for
when Sumter calls the Game Cocks
answer-but I believe that what is
said here of Mr. Reardon is what all
the people of Sumter would gladly
say with one yoic?.
A GOOD ROADS ARGUMENT.
The Festival, in a way-marks an
F DOC h-in inaugurating motor car
racing in South Carolina. In this it
may mean au impetus to the good
road cause. Without disparaging
the eloquei.ce of our United States
Senator Latimer, I fancy that these
races of yesterday will yield more in
results than WP can hope from one of
hi3 good mads speeches. The as?
sembling of forty or fifty of these
machines yesterday told the great
crowds here that automobiles have
"come to ?stay," that they will here?
after, along with the bicycle and the
telephone and other inventions of re?
cent years, have a part, and an in
fluence in the daily life of the peo?
ple. Good roads are necessaries to
automobiling. Automobiles at pres?
ent are luxuries. It is the spirit of
such enterprise as is illustrated here
in Sumter to struggle for the luxur?
ies of life, and this Sumter Spirit is
spreading all over this rich State.
LUXURIES ARE NECESSITIES TO
AVeady the Sumter -people have
built twenty-five or thirty miles of
clay and sand hard roads leading ont
nf the city, and they are extending
them steadily in all directions. A
countryman, brought tip in the red
clay hills of the Piedmont, was takeu
over the city yesterday in an auto?
mobile by Mayor Dick. At
times the speed of the 15-horse power
machine was forty-five miles the
hour. Mayor Dick's friend, after
alighting from the machine and
carefully examining himself to be
sure i Kat none of his limbs had been
scattered in various parts of . the
suburbs of Sumter, admitted that
?iutomobi?es were indeed flying
machines and declared that he would
vote for any road tax suggested
hereafter in his township.
The banquet to the foot ball teams
^f Washington and Lee and South
Carolina College at the Hotel Sum?
ter last night, tendered by the alum?
ni of the two institutions, deserves
more than the brief notice it has re?
ceived. The Washington and Lee
:eam was unable to remain over for
it, and a notable feature of the in?
formal speeches was regret for their
absence and praise for* their fine
searing while in Sumter. Mr. Mar?
ion Moise was especially happy in
iis references to Virginia and South
Carolina, and his sou, Mr. DeLeon
Moise, and Major Lot ing Lee, the
two latter Washington and Lee
1 tu tn ni, responded gracefully when
jailed upon. Governor Heyward
was an avowed Washington and
Lee "rooter," and lost no friends
in Carolina by his loyalty to his own
Mayor Geo. W. Dick's little
speech presenting the cane to the
Governor, was an uncommonly hap?
py effort, even for George Dick
whom, by the way. one of the young?
er Speaker? alluded to as the "May
nr of South Carolina1' and brought
Jo wu the house. It's a great thing
for a town to have a mayor who is a
2 red it to it in public as well as in
private, and such is the Game Cock
Mayor. Mayors are selected with
care in Sumter.
The following from the mayor's
presentation speech must have
gratified the Governor to the fullest:
..We love you, Governor. We
have all watched your career since
taking your seat in the Gubernato?
rial chair with the keenest interest,
and in your many trials have sympa?
thized no little. We fully realize
that there are matters, especially
those touching executive clemency,
that at times weigh heavy upon you,
but knowing your faith in our One
All Wise Guider, and believing tuat
your actions in ali such affairs are
the results of your direct appeals to
His throne of grace and mercy, we
may rest assured that nur country's
cause is safe in your bands.
"Allow me in behalf of my people,
the citizens of Sumter, to present
this cane, mounted as it is in pure
gold, the emblem of that high stan
dard of morality and character with
which God has blessed you. Re
ceive it as.a token of their l<?ve, their
friendship, their genuine affection."
The races this afternoon drew a
crowd of 2,000 people to Oakland
Avenue. A beautiful, straight
stretch-of half a mile of the avenue
was used as a course. While most of
the horses were, from local stables
and no records were broken, indeed
tliH time was not taken, the contests
were spirited and developed much
First race, harness, free for all, one
mile and a half heats, J. H. McCall's
Prince Hal first. W. A. 'Bowman's
Goodman second. S. G. Bryao's
Pyro Wilkes third. There were live
entries. Purse $:tt> and $15.
Second race, harness, one half a
mile heats, scrub stock, best 2 in
won by W. A. Bowman's Goodman,
M. M. Brown's Grady second, A. B.
Stuckey's Riddle third. Purse $H0
Third race, running, one-half a
mile dash, for thoroughbreds, two
entries won by Bultman & Burgess's
Emmie MoRoy, T. O. Sanders's Nan?
tucket second. Purse $30 and $15.
Fourth race, running, one-half a
mile dash, free for all, five entries.
*'nn by Bultman & Burgess's Emmie
McRoy, W. S. Graham's Blue Jay
?econd. T. O. Sanders'* Nantucket
third. Purse $20 and $10
Fifth race, one quarter of a mile
1??*h, scrub stopk. two entries. \V.
s Graham's Blue Jay first, W. E.
Davis's Williamsburg second Burne
H5 and $11 50.
The starter* wer* : E. H. Frost, of I
Columbia, and W. D. Frierson, of
I Stateburg. . C. F. McFadden was
r Ungi iii? tr. Th* judges were: A. R.
I SHIKI^TH, W. ?J. Saunders and R. M.
I Brown. -
LEAVING FOR HOME.
At this hour the fireworks ?re <>v- r.
and th** hundreds nf visitors ar^
pouring out of Sumter on ev?-ry train.
Bn'tWHett 6 and 7 o'clock this after?
noon, when two trains depart, not
less than 1,000 people w*re assem?
bled at the Atlantic Oast Linn sta?
tion. This will give some notion of
the number of visitors on the preced?
ing day, of whom at l^ast half spent
only the day here.
The opening of the stores to-day
furnished another explanation of the
magnitude of the Festiva!. The
casual visitor who fj^^s s ich splen?
didly appointed concerns, apparent?
ly as big i ri every way as those seen
in cities of 30,000 people, begins to
understand why a Festival in Sum?
ter is not of the size of one expected
of a town of 8.000.
IN A NAME.
After all, there ts much in a name.
A city known for a hundred years as
the ' Game Cock City'' could catch
the inspiration of the name and rise
to its demands, even were the spirit
not horn in its people. The game?
cock spirit is the Sumter spirit.
During this Festival the name and
the oicture have been **ver and
everywhere present. The badges
have it. The trades display floats
bor** it. The houses, the automo?
biles, the carriages bore it and the
people looked it.
Yesterday it was desired to make
an announcement of a change in the
rime of the foot ball game. A coal
black negro ascended the reviewing
stand, in front of the City Hall. It
.ASS Fred Wilson, Court crier for
Sumter county, chosen by competi?
tive examination some years ago
from nineteen lusty-lunged appli?
catifs. Stepping to the front of the
platform, with an evide-itly adequate
conception of the demands ol the
situation, to make himself heard by
a crowd, stretching ??ne mile and a
half through Main street, as well as
of the fliguitv of his office, a sound
or rather, a mighty roar, came boom?
ing from Fred Wilson's throat.
Possibly it was heard in Charleston.
Certainly it reverberated through all
When Sumter is ready again to
invite the people of South Carolina
to be her guests she need only have
that marvellous negro to mount the
Court House steps and announce it.
All South Carolina will hear and
will wait fot no second invitation.
W. W. B.
Charleston, Dec. 3.-Judge Town?
send yesterday issued a rule of man?
damus to require Magistrate McCoy,
of Berkeley, to give a preliminary
nearing next Wednesday, at his office,
to the men accused of lynching Kitt
Bookhardt. Solicitor Hildebrand says
he does not think the prisoners will
appear personally before the magis?
trate at his office, though nothing has
been determined upon that point.
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(Over Osreen's Book ?Store),
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We are now offering the magnificent plantation known as
Shady Side, containing 750 acres, situated Z\ 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 for
you. Better see us about it.
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Eeal Estate and Insurance Agents,
PHONE NO. 143.
SUMTER, S. C. OFFI?E NO. 18 S. MAIN ST.
The First of the Season.
A choice car load of horses and
mules just received and need sell?
ing. Among them are some extra
nice drivers, some good smoothe,
full made work horses and a few
nice mules. All young and
sound. I will appreciate a look
from you whether you are ready
to buy or not.
A. D. HARBY.
Car horses and mules due
to arrive Friday Oct, 14th.
I Bought in St. Louis, at the World's Fair,
'conceded to be the largest hofse and
mule market in the U. S. If you want a
good selection see this bunch before they
are picked over.
Several choice drivers and family broke
Ten (IO) smooth young mules.
South t Carolina Rust Proof seed oats, the
heaviest on the market, 65c per bushel.
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