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States rg News Notes.
Stateburg, Dec 13.--?be many
friends of Mr. George M. Murray,
Sr., will be shocked to bear of bis
death. He died very suddenly last
evening at his home in the upper part
of the neig hbo r hood, f?e leaves a
wife, four daughters and two sons to
mourn bis death.
Mrs. J. Temple Frierson returned
on Tburrsday after a pleasant stay of
three weeks in Summerton.
Kev. W. H. Barnwell returned last
evening from Clarendon where he has
been spending a day or two among his
Miss Sarah Nelson is in Florence,
visiting her sister, .Mrs. F. H. Mc?
Mr. Walker, traveling mao for the
National Hat Company of Charleston
spent Friday at Mr: Screvan Moore's.
Mrs. A. P. Manging and Mr. J.
Singleton Moore ol Sumter, "spent
Sunday with Mrs. J. S. Piackney.
Mr. and Mrs. Marias Saunders of
-Greenwood, S. C., are visiting the
family of Mr. George Saunders.
Our people ?re eagerly looking for?
ward to the coming of the holiday
season and the return of some of the
college folks and their friends who
will spend their vacation among us. .
I ESIMttTMB GOnjiTeROPS.
Reply of the Census Bnreau to
Washington, Dec. 9.-Director of
the 'Census North bas made a state?
ment setting forth the position of the
census bureau in connection with the
resolution recently adopted by the
Memphis, Tennessee, Cotton Ex?
change, and concurred in by the ex?
changes of Vicksburg and Charleston,
requesting that the census office aban?
don it present plan of publishing the
cotton crop reports in partial state?
ments, and withhold all information
until reports have been received from
every county in the cotton belt. Di?
rector Nortb says-:
"Since the census bureau undertook
the . collection and publication of
the statistics of cotton ginned, only
two objections have been urged to
its plan, namely : That too much time
elapsed between the collection and the
publication dates of the reports, and
that the exigencies of the cotton trade
trequired reports more frequently
than once a month.
"The change was made to meet
. these two objections. It is impossible
to give out complete reports until all
. I tbe agents have made their returns,
1 -and, as facilities for ?ravel and other
- conditions differ widely throughout
the cotton producing States, it often
happens-that a few. county reports are
I late and the publication of the full
report is thus delayed several days. Un?
der the new pain information is given
to the public as fast as received and
compiled. Incidentally the returns
are thus protected from the possibility
of 'leakage* or any suspicion of leak
"The plan also meets the second ob?
jection by giving the public more fre?
quent reports, and gradually prepares
all concerned for th e complu te-mon t h ly
-statement, giving tbe total quantify
biased to a given date. The prelimi- j
nary report of November 22 gave an
accurate forecast of tbe full report,
and gave notice to producer and manu?
facturer, as to what might be expect?
ed io tbe final repcrfc, issued Novem?
ber 30, and in consequence there were
no sharp and sadden fluctuations in
prices during that-time. As a steady?
ing influence upon the market tbe par?
tial reports bave been abundantly,
" The estimate of the United States
.department of agriculture, estimating
the year's growth at 12,162,000 bales,
appeared on December. The public,
therefore, bad ten days in which to
prepare fdr a large crop estimate, lt
would appear that tbe effect of tbe
partial statement was to prepare the
public for conditions now appearing,
and to prevent wide fluctuations in
prices, which must otherwise baye oc?
-"The office, bas^ received abundant)
testimony that the new method is re?
garded by the producers and consum?
ers of cotton as- an improvement and
**However, the plan fer issuing these
patial statements is experimental,
and if, at the close of this season its
results are not regarded as clearly ad?
vantageous to producers and consum?
ers, it will be abandoned thereafter.
The censas reports as primarily
made thus far have unmistaably so re?
HESTER'S WEEKLY STATEMENT.
New Orleans, Dec 9.-Secretary
Hester's weekly cotton statement issued
today shows for the nine days of De?
cember a decrease under last year of
40,000 and an increase over the same
psriod year before last of 79,000.
For the 100 days of the season that
have elapsed the aggregate is ahead
of same days years before last.
The movement since Sept. 1, shows
rece i nts at all United States ports to
be 4,988,912, against 4,251,962 last
. year. Overland across the Missis?
sippi, Ohio and Potomac rivers to,
northern mills and Canada 363,591
against 3,076,436 t last year, interior
stocks in excess of those held at the j
close of the commercial year 616,1561
against 461,731 last year; southern
mills takings 738,000 against 669,286
last year. ?
The total movement since Sept. 1
is 6,731,659 against 5,690.415 last year.
Foreign exports for the week have
been 291,590 against 268,879 last year,
making tbe total this far for the sea?
son 3,513,770 against 3,013,156 last
The total takings of American mills,
north, south and Canada thus far for
the season have oeen 1,546,871 against
1,452,175 last year.
Stocks at the seaboard and the 29
leading southern interior centres have
increased during the week 43,319 bales
against sn increase duing the corres?
ponding period last season of 4,270.
Including stocks left over at ports
and interior towns from the last crop
and the number for bales bought into
sight tbns far tom the new crop, the
supply to date is 6,893,626 against !
5,858,214 for the same period last year.
VISITING CARDS-Printed on fine
quality Bristol, in be?-?; style, 50 for
forty cents. This offer holds good for
two weeks. Osteen Publishing Co.
WORKING FOB &
COMPULSORY EDUCATION LAW
The Necessary Complement of the
Child. Labor Law < is a Law to
Compel the' Children of Mill
Operatives to Attend
By W. H. McCaw.
Colombia, S. C. Dec. 12.-A
strong sentiment is rapidly crystal
izing in infiaential quarters in this
State in favor of a compulsory educa?
tion law as a natural complement of
tbe child labor law. Several of the
leading newspapers in the State and
mvny of the more influential politi?
cians bave ex reseed themselves in favor
of such a law, and there can be no
doubt but that a strong fight will be
made in the legislature which meets
j next month for the enactment of this
I sentiment into law. Those who have
carefully read the recent correspondence
between Governor ?leyward and Dr.
McKelway, the assistant secretary cf
the national child labor association,
on the advisability of raising the age
limit in the child labor law here from
12 years to 14 years, have detected
strong tendencies in favor of compul?
sory education on the art of both
In a talk I had with Dr. Mckelway
today he gave me an interesting view
of the association's plans so far as
they relate to tbe Southern field,
which is Dr. McKelway's special
province. Be said :
"As is well known, Virginia, the
two Carolinas and Alabama already
have a legal age limit of 12 years for
children working in the mills. Geor?
gia has an agreement among the man?
ufacturers merely, which is kept
doubtless by the best and broken by
the worst, as the same sort of agree?
ment was in North Carolina, so that
the better class of mills really need
tbe protection of the law against un?
fair competition in the labor market
by the worst class. It is desirable
that there should be uniform legisla?
tion in the Southern manufacturing
States on this question, so that a de?
termined ?ght will be made in the
next Georgia legislature for a child la?
bor law, and a fight which will prob?
ably end in victory this time. Prom?
ise-breaking is only immoral, while
law-breaking is criminal." ?
Dr. McKelway tells a good story of
a New England manufacturer whom
he met, and who owns a large cotton
mill in Georgia. The manufacturer
expatiated on the merits of the Mas?
sachusetts law which bas an age limit
of 14, and told how well the IPW was
observed by his own mill, even to the
extent of forbidding a child who had
the appearance of being under 14 from
entering the mili. "I then presum?
ed," said Dr. McKetoay, "that I
could have this manufacturer's aid
in the coming campaign in Georgia,
when all at once the manufacturer be?
gan to argue that m Geo riga the
agreement of the mill owners was a
great deal better than any legislation
on the subject could possibly be."
Dr. McKelway complains that the
present child labor laws'in'the-South
are largely farces so far as their ob?
servance is concerned. "The present
law," he said, "is by no means every?
where observed, as there is no provis?
ion for its enforcement But that we
have gotten so far recognized as to
have laws enacted is a long gtep in
the right direction and we are not at
all feeling discouraged over the mat?
ter. There is no system cf factory in?
spection and the parent who makes
affidavit that .his child is 12 years old
can get a 10-year-old into almost any
of the' mills. As there is as yet no
compulsory education in the Southern
States the plan proposed which will
be pushed before Southern legisla?
tures this winter is to keep the age
limit generally at 12, but to forbid
any child under 14 from working in
the mill unless he can read and write.
Otherwise we shall eventually dis?
franchise practically our whole mill
population and that population is
?fy H j^otrnd in. a mrH-village in North?
Carolina" Dr. McKelway continued
"only eight per cent of the children
between 6 and; 14 attended school,
while 92 per cent were either work?
ing in tbe mill or were waiting until
they get old enough.
"1 have seen in one of the most fa?
mous mills in South Carolina a score
of children going to and from their
work who did not seem to be 10 years
old. There is a growing demand for
labor in the mills, the newer machin?
ery requires less and less of the hu?
man touch, and the labor of children
is cheaper. If we do not take care
we shall build this great industry of
ours, the textile industry, on a child
labor basis, and when the wrong is
righted there will be disaster instead
of only a little inconvenience now.
We must not grind the seed corn less
the harvest fail. Even Spain, which
has the worst laws on the subject of
child labor, of any European country,
will not allow any*child under 10 to en?
ter the mill unless he can read and
write, or to work more than eight
hours when he does enter. The rule
in the Southern States is ll hours and
50 minutes, five days in the week with
a half holiday on Saturdy.
" The present movement is for the
betterment of legislation where such
improvement is needed, and the en?
forcement of the laws that exist. He
does not think the present law worth
the cost of enforcing it It needs to
be connected with our educational
system in some way, so that the teach?
er or the school superintendent shall
iiave the right tc* issue the certificate
of tbe child's age and literacy. I be?
lieve that the people are too kind?
hearted to allow the abuse of the child
labor system, once the facts are fully
known. The ciilization of the whole
world is against that system. The
child has the right to his childhood,
and one of those rights is the right to
ploy and another as the right to an ed?
"Employment of foreign in labor the
New Engiaud mills, French-Cana?
dians, Greeks and Portogese, especial?
ly has saved the day for them for the
present, in my judgment. But wages
are decreasing there, and dre already
below the American standard of living.
The time will come when the South
will control the industry. 1 am con?
vinced that if the South does take
away the New England textile indus?
try and plant ic inlier o\%n borders,
she is not going to taKe it at the price
of the lives and health, the stunting
ot body, the clouding of mjiid ana
tbe dwarfing of soul, that must corre
with too early labor in the mills.;'
The committee, which is a very
strong one, has among its members
ex-president Cleveland, who Dr.
McKelway has taken a deep interest in
the subject: Hoke Smith and Clark
Howell of Atlanta, Chancellor Kirk?
land of Vanderbilt university, Presi?
dent Eliot of Harvard, Prof. John
Graham Brooks of theg same institu?
tion, Senator Tillman, Beverley Mun?
ford of Richmond, Stanley McCor?
mick of Chicago, Ben Lindsay of
Denver, and a group of New York
business men and philanthropists
such as Joseph Beligman, Pani War
berg, Dr. Felix Adler, Homor Folks,
Editor Ocas of The Times, and others.
"The formation of the committee
was suggested by a Southern," Dr.Mc?
Kelway, said, "Edgar Gardner Mur?
phy of Alabama, and really the agita?
tion of the question in tbe South
has induced the people cf the northern
and western states to consider the ad?
visability of sWeeping before their
SUMTER'S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
The Project Commended-it Would Do
Much for the City.
To the Editor of The State :
I note that the suggestion has been
made that a chamber of commerce be
established in Sumter, and that Mr.
E I. Reardon, who was the secre?
tary of the late Fall Festival associa?
tion, has been mentioned as a good
man to be secretary of it. My inter?
est in so important a part of South
Carolina as Sumter makes me risk the
charge of impertinence to say a word
in favor of the establishment of the
chamber of commerce, and in behalf
of the gentleman suggested as secre?
1 think that all Columbians will
agree with me that one of the best
things ever done for Columbia was
the establishment of the Chamber of
Commerce here. In both tangible
and intangible results it has been one
of the most profitable investments the
city has ever made. Through its
agency doubtless many enterprises
bave been established here that would
have gone elsewhere or never mater?
ialized, but its chief good bas been in
the fostering of local pride and caus?
ing a touch of the elbow among the
citizens that means much for the com?
So with tbe freight bureau in Char?
leston. In the one item of saving of
freight charges and in caring for the
interests of the merchants in transpor?
tation matters, those best informed
say that the Charleston freight burean
pays for itself many times over each
So I believe Sumter would find that
her chamber ?if commerce would do
much towards keeping alive the spirit
of enterprise and local pride, of which
she showed herself so much possessed
in the recent fall festival, and that
in many other ways would it return
in dollars and cents very much more
than the trifling cost of maintaining
it And unless I am very much de?
ceived in human nature no better man
could be found than Mr. E. I. Rear?
don, to* be put in charge of it . Modest
for himself be is forward in all that is
for the public good. Amiable and a
good listener, he is nevertheless most
persistent in attempting to accomplish
the objects settled upon.
F. H. McMatesr.
Co In mb i a, S. C.
FESTIVAL ACCOUNTS AUDITED.
All Bocks and Accounts Found Correct by
Messrs. J. L. Ainut and G. E.
Haynsworth of the Fall Festival au?
diting committee met at the Hotel
Sumter last evening and audited the
financial report of Secretary Reardon,
the books, vouohe'a and checks of
Treasurer H. G. Osteen, the receipts
and expenditures of all of the commit?
tee and the unpaid claim io the hands
of the Secretary.
All of the books, vouchers and re*
I ijp^^er^Jpund cnrrectvand all cash
properly ' accounted tor, " with cor?
responding vouchers and orders. The
Executive Committee will meet Mon?
day next, at 4 o'clock.
FOURTH QUARTERLY CONFERENCE.
First Methodist Church Elects Officers
The fourth quarterly conference of
the First Methodist Church was held
at the parsonage Thursday night.
Written reports on the general state
of the church, Sunday School work
and Missions were presented by Rev.
R. Herbert Jones, pastor in charge.
These reports showed that the past
year was a prosperous one for the
church. The financial report present?
ed by the treasnrer was entirely satis?
factory, the charge being in a healthy
condition financially. All claims will
be met and a satisfactory report will
be sent to the annual conference.
An election of officers for the ensu
in year was held.
Stewards: C. M. Hurst, R. O. Pur?
dy, J. D. Craig, L. W. Folsom, L.
D. Jennings, J. M. Konight, A. R.
Flowers, W. B. Burns, D. J. Chand
1er, J. T. Greeu, W. A. Brown.
District Stewards : J. M. Knight.
Recording Steward : D. 3. Chandler.
Superintendent of Sunday School :
W. C. Chandler.
SOUTH CAROLINA POSTMASTERS.
J. R. McClure Nominated For Postmaster
Among the nominations sent to the
Senate on the 12th instant by the
president was the uame of J. R. Mc?
Clure to be postmast2r at Bishopville
In the list of apppointments con?
firmed in executive session by the
Senate on th9 same day are the follow?
ing postmasters from South Carolina :
Mary Weils, Cheraw : kenj. G Col?
lins, Conway; Louise Jacobs, King
stree : Arthur R. Garner, Timmons
Local Cotton Market.
The receipts this week have been
I'gbt compared with previous weeks.
The slump lias discouraged selling and
most people who have cotton on hand
are waiting for toe market to become
FATAL ACC/OENT AT DALZELL
The Cotton Ginnery Monster Claims An?
other Victim-Mr. E. R. Moor Caught
by Shafting and Terribly
Just after noon -last Friday Mr.
W. A. Bowman received a telephone
message from Dalzell conveying the
shocking intelligence that Mr. Elias
E. Moore, his brother-in-law and part?
ner in the Dalzell plantation and mer?
cantile business, had been horribly and
probably fatally injured in the ma
I cbinery of their mill and ginnery at
The message gave no particulars, it
was a call for help as there were no
? physicians to be had nearer than this
city, Dr. Foster, the resident physi?
cian of the neighborhood, having
come to Sumter that morning. Mr.
Bowman secured physicians and left
! immediately or Dalzell.
Mr. R. C. Remberr, who
manages the Dalzell store, stated
that no one knew how the accident
occurred, save Mr. Moore himself and
he was unable; to make any statement,
having been unconscious when found
in a fearfully crushed and mingled
condition. It is thought, however,
with good reason for so thinking that
be was caught in the shafting and
dashed against the wall of the build?
ing and the overhead timbers.
A telephone message received subse?
quent to the arrival of Drs. Mood and
China at Dalzell stated that after they
had made an examination they declar?
ed that Mr. Moore's injuries were
mortal aud that he could not live
more than a hour or two at the ut?
Col. W. D. Scarborough who, was
near the ginnery when the accident
occurred, and was one of the first to
reach him when the alarm was given
by the bands in the gin room on the
second floor, states that Mr. Moore
was caught in the main shafting while
trying to put at)elt on a pully. His
clothing caught on a nut projecting
from the shafting and he wts whirled
around, his body striking against the
ground and the timber frame work at
each revolution. The hands in the
gin room up stairs beard the noise and
gave the alarm, but before the engine
could be stopped most of Mr. Moore's
'clothing had been torn from his body,
his right leg broken in one or more
places, the right arm mangled and
his body feferfully bruised. The grav?
est injuries were of an internal na?
ture. When assistance reached him
he was unconscious and he continued
so until the end.
A message received at 3.15 stated
that Mr. Moore died just before 3
The deceased was a native of Dar?
lington county, aged about 43 years.
Ho removed to this county three years
ago to engage in business with Mr.
W. A. Bowman and had been very
successful. He was regarded as one of
the model farmers of the county, and
as a man and citizen he was esteemed
by all who knew him.
He leaves a wife and family of
young children, to mourn the loss of
a kind, considerate and devoted hus?
band and father.
The funeral of Mr. Elias R. Moore
was held at ll o'clock Saturday at
/Tirzah'Church, Dalzell. There was a
very large congregation present, quite
a number of his friends in this city
ANOTHER ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.
Eugene Stansill Snoots Himself in the
Ann Near the Shoulder-Wound Not
A few minutes before 10 o'clock last
-night the crowd in the bowling alley
on Liberty Street were startled by the
report of a pistol fired twice in rapid
succession just without the doorway.
Looking out they saw a man falling,
and some of them rushed toward him,
but just then the pistol was fired a
third time and after an interval twice
more. One of the crowd stated that
his first'thought was that, there was a
shooting affr?y between two men go?
ing on and the others seemed to have
the same idea, for when the third
shot was fired all halted and remained
within the doorway until after the
fifth shot and the snooting was appa?
rently over. Then they rushed out lo
see who it was bad fallen after the
first two shots and to render assis?
tance. They found Mr. Eugene Stan
sill lying on the pavement a few feet
east of the door way with a 38-calibre
pistol clasped in his right hand. In
reply to the excited question who shot
you? he said, "Nobody, I did it
He was picked up and carried to
China's Drug ?tore and a physician
called in. An examination discover?
ed a wound in his left arm a few
inches below the shoulder. The wocnd
was given a temporary dressing and
he was then taken to Dr. Baker's In?
firmary, where a thorough examina?
tion was made. One or two bullets
passed throuh the fleshy part of tbe
arm and struck the bone which was
splintered. The splintered bones were
removed and the wounds dressed. The
wound is not regarded as particularly
serious, and unless tbere are complica?
tions he will recover. It is probable
however, that the usefulness of bis
left arm will be impaired, owing to
the damage to the bone.
The attempt at suicide was the re
vsult of the expensive indulgence in
liquor for several days. He was under
the influeuce of liquor at the time
and in a highly excited and nervous
Fortunately for him he was too ner?
vous to hold the pistol steady or to
know what he was doing.
TWO YOUTHFUL HIGHWAYMEN.
John Washington and Arthur Cald?
well, two negro boys about twelve
years old, were before Recorder Hurst
Friday for trial on the charge of hold?
ing up on Harviu street and robbing
Jimmie Shaw, white, aged nine years,
on the evening of December 8th. The
guilt of the youthful highwaymen was
clearly established and Recorder Hurst
gave them a severe reprimand, warn?
ing them tnat they had started on the
road that vvoald end at the gallows.
They were sentenced to pay a fine of
825 each or servo 30 days on the chain
gang. _ _
Washington, Dec. ll.-President ?
Roosevelt today denied executive j
clemency to Mrs. Phylis Dodge of j
New York, from whom the govern- !
ment seized a pearl necklac? *?;pral
years ago which was worth $06,OOO. ,
AN OLD TIME TOURNAMENT.
Arrangements Seing Made to Hold One in
Ibis City on December 26th.
Messrs. Warren Moise, Blanding
Durant and J. D. Shirer are busily
engaged in arranging for a tourna?
ment to be held in this city on De
comber the 26th. The track on Din?
gle street which was nsed during the
Fall Festival will again be the scene
of the Knightly contest. The prizes
will be raised by popular subscription
and by charging the usual entrance
fee of $1. At present it is the inten?
tion of those in charge to ?ive 825 for
the first prize $15 second and $10 third.
If more money is raised than is at
present anticipated, the prizes will be
Mr. A. B. Stuckey has consented to
act as Herald, a better man for the
place could not be found, lt is ex?
pected that 25 Knights will enter the
contest, all of whom must appear in
costumes, and it is absolutely neces?
sary that they report promptly at 12
o'clock. The primary object of hav?
ing the tournament is to give the
merchants who were confined to their
stores during the last one, an oppor?
tunity to view the time-honored and
well loved sport.
WITHERSPOON BROS. & CO.
This Energetic and Successful Firm is
Abreast of the Times.
It has been with pleasure that the
people of Sumter have watched the
growth of Witherspoon Bros. & Co's,
small factory of a few years ago to
the large and flourishing enterprise of
The capital stock has been increased
and the plant enlarged nearly every
year from the organization of the
business, and now they are making
still greater improvements. They have
erected a steel tower 65 feet high, on
top of which is a water tank with a
capacity of 10,000 gallons. From this
tank, pipes will be run all over their
yards, in their manufacturing build?
ings and in the various offices : they
will be connected with hydrants,
which will be used for fire protection.
These improvements will cost between
$1,500 and $2,000.
The capital stock has been increasd
from $40,000 to $50,000, and the cor?
poration is now making arrangements
for the erection of a three story brick
building. This company is certainly
progressing with the city.
Jail Creaking a Fine Art.
Willie Michau was caught stealing
some articles from the Sumter Dry
Goods store yesterday, and was turned
over to Officer Barwick, who lodged
him in the guard house. He paid
only a very small visit: he broke
the lock, and went to the store of Mr.
Moses Green, where he appropriated
to his own use a bucket of lard.
He was arrested, and locked up
again. After a few hours stay, he
succeeded in breaking two new locks,
and departed for parts unknown. On
being arrested for the third time, he
was placed in the county jail. Wheth?
er or not he spent the night there is
not known : but it is definitely cer?
tain that he was missing when called
for .this morning. That was surely
breaking 'em some.
lt is stated, however, that he made
bis escape early in the night and was
seen to enter the Chinese laundry on
Liberty street. The fact was reported
to the police who made an immediate
search, but failed to find him. One
rumor is to the effect that Miehan
was standing in the doorway of the
laundry and when he saw the police?
men coming, he slipped out the back
way and returning to Liberty s 'reet
by way of the alley east of the
Masonic Temple, concealed himself
in either the hallway of the Sumter
Light Infantry Armory or tbat lead?
ing to the office of the Osteen Publish?
ing Co., where he remained until the
search of the laundry and back lot
had been completed. Then when the
policemen returned to their beats he
strolled off up Liberty street,
IN THE RECORDER'S COURT.
The first cas? bfcfofe ?eccrder Hurst
Monday was the city of Sumter vs.
John Westberry, charged With public
drunkenness and disturbing th? peace,
Dec. 8. 1904, on Main street, de?
fendant plead "guilty" and was lined
$10 which amount he paid.
City of Sumter vs. William Vaugh?
an, charged with public drnnkenness
on Liberty street, Dec. 10, 1904.
Entered a plea of guilty and was fined
The city of Sumter vs. J. H. Gun?
ter, druuk and cursing at A. C. L.
depot on Dec. 10, 1904; defendant
failed to appear and forfeited his
bond of $5.
Another Negro Hit on the Head.
! *At noon Monday, London Tompson
went into the restaurant on Liberty
street managed bj Reese James and
called for something to eat. He was
told that his presence was not desir?
ed ; and when he hesitated about
leaving, be was pushed out on the
side walk, and hit on bis forehead,
just above bis left eye, with a bottle
filled with water. His face is in a very
badly damaged condition, and it will
be some time before he will recover
from the wound that the glass in?
Thompson has sworn out a warrant
against James, and the case will be
heard before Recorder Hurst.
Secretary Reardon has made an
effort to collect cash from a number of
enterprising gentlemen "who sub?
scribed, but never paid, to the fall
festival fan." He bas tenderly in?
closed the list in a mourning envelope !
endorsed on the back thereof, "The
money that we longed for never
They will be placed in the archives
of the Sumter Fall Festival of No- :
vembor 1904, for the information cf ?
future generations who get up fes- 1
Requiescat in Pace.
When you've cot a bad cough just
say "MURRAY'S." If a druggist
gives you anything but Murray's
Horehound, Mullein and Tar you're
not getting the best and surest cough
remedy. Make him give you Mur?
ray's. Acts quicker and you get a
f>0c. size bottle for 25c.
Every druggist has it.
THE AFRICAN DODGERS HIT.
Young Davids, Without Slings, Lay Lovr
Lam Mathis, of chain gang fame,,
tired of his occuption of recreation
and, after no little deliberation, de?
cided to do some act that would com?
mit him to the watchful and attentive*
supervision of Maj. Seale for another
month. The truth of the matter isr
Lum wanted to take his Christmas
dinner with the Major. Accordingly
he paraded the streets and to his
drunken mind came the vision of Saar.
Gardner, with open razor, in band
about to sever his head from his body.
A charitable act it would hare been. ;
So with precision and deliberation, he
picked up half a brick, and most gently
caressed the fair Gardner with it ia
the mouth, which resulted in Gard?
ner's swallowing several of his teeth,
having his mouth fearfully cut and
mashed. Saturday Gardner appeared'
as if he had been hauled out of a rail?
road wreck, caused by his?
having tried to stop an engine run?
ning at the rate of 40 miles an hour,,
with his head.
The case was heard before Recorder:
Hurst, and Lum was sent to too?
gan g for 30 days.
A similar occurrence, also, happened?
the same day. Albert Farmer, recent
y returned from the Reformatory in
Columbia for having entered Levy &
Moses store at night through a sky
light, was in the store of Mr. John
Reid. While there, London Thomp?
son continually taunted and teased
him about house breaking, until Fait
mer reached down in the coal barrel,
and sent a black missile hurling at
Thompson's head, with the result
that the latter is now suffering from;
a fractured skull. No arrests have
yet been made.
Mr. John R. Wilbon Dead.
The sad intelligence of the sudden
death of Mr. John R. Wilbon reached
here Satturday by a short notice in the
Charlotte Observer, which failed ta
state the place or cause of his death.
Mr. Wilbon was a Virginian, anc?
was the traveling representative of a
Richmond firm; he was in Sumter
very frequently, and had a number of
friends in the city. He was particu
iaily well known among the dancers
of this city for whom be gracefully led
many Germans, and among whom he
was a general favorite. . His unexpect?
ed and untimely death will be deplor?
ed by many Sumter people.
THE COUNTY TREASURER'S
office in Court House building will be
open for the collection of taxes, with?
out penalty, from the loth day of
October to the 31st day of December^
The levy is as follows : For State 5
mills: for Count 3^4 mills: Constitu?
tional School 3 mills; Polls $1.00
Also, School District No. 1, Special?
2 mills; No. 2, 2 mills; No. 3, 2
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 ponaity of 1 per cent, added for
month January, 1905. Additional
penalty of 1 per cent, for month Feb?
ruary, 1905. Additional penalty of 5
uer cent, for 15 days in'March, 1905.
Oct. 26. T. W. USE,
BY VIRTUE of a lacre? of tfe?r
Court of Common Pleas for Sumter
County in the State of South Caro?
lina, in the case of Arabella P. Moses
???f sst Joe McLeod, I will sell to the
highest bidder at public auction, at
the Court House in the City of Sum?
ter, in the County of Sumter, in the
Stat? of South Carolina, on sale day
In January, 1905, being the second
day ?f said month, during the usual
houfs of sale, the folllowing described
real estate, to wit:
A?? his right, title a?? interest in,
cf a?? to all that piece, pare?! of
tract of land in the county of Sttin^
ter and State aforesaid, containing
three hundred and sixty eight aerea*
more or less and bounded as follows:
On the north by lands of R. T. Hall*
east by lands of Canty and Reynolds t
South by lands of Thomas H. Osteen
and West by lands^ of J. J. Geddings
and Lackey, being the same land
conveyed by E. J. Pugh to Wade H.
McLeod and recorded in book at
page 254. Tbe^ interest of Joe Mc?
Leod in the above described premises
being one-eighth and containing about
forty-six and one-tenth acres, and
designated on a general pla: made
by Harmon D. Moise for the purpose
of partition as lot No. 3, said plat bear
i ne date February 27th, 1903.
Terms of sale cash. Purchaser to
pay for all necee>ary papers.
H. Frank Wiison,
Master for Sumter County.
BY VIRTUE of a Decree of the
Court of Common Pleas for Sumter
county in the State of South Carolina?
in the case of Rose DeLane and Pene?
lope Pinckney, and^ Catharine
Brown, by Derry Brown, as their
Guardian ad Litera, against Judy
Ramsey and Warren Ramsey, I wilL
sell to the highest bidder at public
auction, at the Court-house in the
City of Sumter, in the County of
Sumter, in the State of South Caro?
lina, on sale day in January, 1905, be?
ing the second day of said month,
during the usual hours of sale, the
following described real estate, to-wit.
All that tract of land lying arfe,being
in the County and State aforesaid,
containing fourteen acres, more or
less, bounded as follows: On the
North by lands of Maggie Burgess,
on the East by lands of Essex Taylor,
on the South by lands of Clara
Reynolds and on the ?Vest by lands
of Judy Ramsey.
Terms of sale cash. Purchaser to
pav all necessary papers.
H. Frank Wilson,
Master for Sumer County.