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THE SUNDAY SCHOOL MASS MEETING.
Most Largely Attended Ever Held and
More Money Raised Than Ever Before.
In accordance with a custom of
eleven years standing the Sabbath
schools of Sumter assembled in the
^^Presbyterian Church at 4 o'clock in the
afternoon Sunday for the purpose of
makins a Christmas offering for the
poor of the city. The day was bright
Ul and beantifnl and the building was
filled to overflowing.
Mr. W. C. Chandler, superintendent
of the First Methodist Sunday ?choc!,
Bgpresided. Afer a short service of song
and prayer, Hon. T. B. Fraser w*?s
called on fer an address. Mr. Fraser
gave an interesting history of the
origin and errowth of this work of
charity and love which has done so
much good in the community and
which has taken so firm a hold npon
the hearts of the people.
He expressed the idea that fio re?
ligions service held in any church
daring the entire year could be so
thoroughly Christlike as this; when
God's people of all denominations as?
semble in mass meeting for a com?
mon parp?se commended by the Sa?
viour Himself ?nd learn as a practical
truth that '^it is moire blessed to give
than to receive. * '
In the course of his speech Mr. Fra
? -ser suggested the appointment of a
committee whose duty it shall be to
^interest other cities and towns of
South ?STolina in the good work and
thus broaden ons as wide as the boun?
daries or the State that which is now
The suggestion was adopted in the
form of a resorption and the Presi?
dent will appoint th? committee dar?
ing the week.
At the conclusion of the address Mr.
Epting, the Lutheran pastor took
charge of the collection, which was a
highly successful feature of the occa?
sion. The sum realized was $226.50
which will probably be increased by
contributions of goods from mer?
chants, as in former years. Mr. L. L
Parrott who has so faithfnUnserved as
- chairman of the Distribution commit?
tee for twelve consecutive years, was
again appointed to that position and
some one suggested that the appoint?
ment be for life. If the motion had
been pot to a vote he would have been,
elected without opposition. The fol?
lowing ladies were appointed to assist
Misses Mamie Edmunds and Mary
Carson of the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. H. G. Hill and Miss Fannie
Haynsworth of the First Baptist
Miss Tasie Manning and Mrs. F.
M. Spann of the Episcopal church.
Miss Tonie Eopff and Mrs. W. G.
Stubbs of the La theran church.
Mrs. J. W. McCoy and Mrs. Boart
Iieid of the Magnolia.Street church.
Misses Nettie Williams and Celeste
'Boghson of the Bartlette Street
Miss Lacia Roach and Mrs. Alex
.Pitts of the Christian church.
Mrs. H. W. Hood and Miss Hattie
Phillips of the First Methodist church.
The committee will meet tomorrow,
Tuesday, morning at 10.30 o'clock in
Nfehe Scanter Light Inafntry armory.
Any persons desiring to make contri?
butions may notify any member of the
-committee. All offerings will be
thankfully received and judiciously
HOW THE MONET WAS RAISED.
'Cash collection, $156 50
3Elks, 15 00
Red Men, ? 5 00
knights of Pythias, , 10 00
Woodmen, 10 00
Claremont Lodge, No. 64, 10 00
Second Regiment Band, 5 00
Monaghan Hose Co., 5 00
Belsar Hose Co.. 5 00
Cnttino ? Chandler, (Clothing) 5 00
The Firemen Galled Ont
Sunday night about 7.30. o'clock
there was another fire. This time the
old Eradwell place on Washington
Street,'now owned by Rev. J. C.
Willims, colored, and occupied by
?Jake Jackson Was, the scene of the
conflagration. The building is an old
wooden structure, and would ha vt
?burned to the ground- in a short while
mad it not been for the prompt and
?ef?cient work of the fire department.
?ks it as, the fire was extinguished
in a very fe* minutes, and the
owner suffered only small damage,
which is fully covered by insurance.
Olir?stias Haliday Hates,
The South ern R.ailvvay will sell
excursion tickets between all
points east of the Mississippi and
south of the Ohio and Potomac
rivers, for one and one-third first
class standard one-way fares, for
the round trip (minimum rate fifty
cents). Tickets on sale Decem?
ber, 23, 24, 25, 31 and January 1,
1905, with final limit for the return
January 4, 1905.
For teachers and students of
schools and colleges, one and one
third first class one-way fares, for
the round trip (minimum rate fif?
ty cents) between all points er.st
of the Mississippi and south of the
Ohio and Potomac rivers and
points in the Central Passenger
Association. Tickets on sale De?
cember 17-24, inclusive, with final
limit January 8, 1905.
For further information regarding rates,
train service, etc, consult ticket agents
Souhtem Rail way, or R. W. HUNT.
Division Passenger Agent
Charleston, S. C. :
No-124 North Main St.
OFFICE ) 8:3o'to 10:00 a. m.,
HOURS. J 6:co to 7:00 p. m.
House telephone 114, Office tele?
ORDAINED A PRIEST.
Bishop Capers Presided at the Ordi?
nation of the Rev. R. Maynard
Marshall at Summerton.
An unusually interesting and sol?
emn service was held at St. Matthia's
church, Summerton, at 11:30 o'clock
Sunday morning. At this service the
Rev. R. Maynard Marshall, whom the
bishop of this diocese placed in
charge of the work of Summerton,
was ordained to the sacred priesthood.
The Rev. Marshall has served over a
year in the diocese and was recom?
mended to the* bishop, after exami?
nation by the standing committee of
the diocese for ordination.
The Rev. John Kershaw, D. D.,
rector of St. Michael's, presented the
candidate. The holy order was
conferred by the Right Rev. Ellison
Capers, D. D., bishop of South Caro?
The sermon, setting forth the honor
and responsibility of the priestly of?
fice, was the first occasion on which
the church's ordination to either the
diaconate or priesthood has occurred
"in St. Matthias' Mission.
Evening prayers was said at 7
o'clock, at which service the Rev. Dr.
Kershaw delivered the sermon.
* Christmas Holidays.
The city schools will have holiday
from December 26 to January 2, in?
- mn II i l i I? -
For Wilcox's Pardon.
Friends of James E. Wilcox, who
is serving a thirty year term in the
state prison at Raleigh, N. C., for
the murder of Miss Ella Maud Crop
sey, are about to make an effort to
procure his pardon by the newly elect?
ed governor of the state, and the girl's
relatives are aroused. That Gov.
Elect Glenn is a friend of Wilcox and
the latter's family has strong political
influence causes the Cropseys to fear
that the young murderer may soon be
The Pneumonia Season.
The pneumonia season is now upon
us, and it will be well for everybody to
take precautions against contracting
this terrible disease. The Chicago
Tribune says that for the week ending
the 17th instant the number of deaths
in chat city from pneumonia was
eighty per cent, greaterthan for the
corresponding week a year ago. Med?
ial science has been ale to reduce?the
death rate in many diseases, but the
Tribune says that that of pneumonia
has .steadily increased. While in 1860
pneumonia claimed four out of every
ten thousand Chicagoans and con?
sumption twenty-five, in 1900 twenty
lives were lost to pneumonia for every
fifteen to consumption. As precau?
tionary measures, our Chicago tempo?
rary recommends the following, which
it claims to have gathered from the
bulletins of the Health Department
and from other authoritative sources :
"Do not overheat the house. Most
people habitually dwell in apartments,
the temperature of which is from
three to ten degress too high.
"Wear light underwear and heavy
overcoats rather than heavy under?
wear and light overcoats.
"Avoid mingling with crowds when
extremely tired or when food lias not
been taken for a longer interval than
usual. Avoid becoming chilled when
"Admit into all rooms where you
live and work plenty of sunlight and
"Keep warm when indoors, even if
it is necessary to build fires in seasons
when it is unusual to do so. Avoid
indoor chill and dampness as much as
possible. For this reason be careful
to remove the chill before moving into
apartments freshly papered or calso
"Be careful during variable weath?
er. Where there is continual cold or
constant warmth the disease is little
"If you have an attack of the grippe
be unusually careful about your diet
and about exposing yourself to the
weather. Neglected colds develop
into pneumonia with startling rapid?
VTake plenty of exercise in the sun?
light and fresh air. As good nursing
is practically the only cure for pneu?
monia, so good living is practically
the only preventive."
We hope that our doctor readers will
scrutinize these rules and suggest for
publication any amendments or addi?
tions that may seem to them wise and
Beware of Counterfeits.
DeWitt's is the only genuine Witch Hazel
Salve" write* J, L. Tucker, of Centre. Ala. J
have used it in my family for piles, cuts and
Burns for year* and can recommend it to
be the best Salve on the market, avery
family should keep it, as it is an invaluable
household remedy, and should always be
kepto.j hand for immediate use." Mrs.
Samuel Gage, of North Bush,N. Y^says:
"I had a fever tore on my ankle for twelve
years that the co??or* could not cure. Ail
salve and blood remedies prov.d worthless.
I could not walk for over two years.
Finally I was persuaded to try De Witt's
Witch Hazel Salve, which has completely
cured T< e. lt is a wonderful relief.
"Dewitt's Witch Hazel Salve cures with?
out leaving a scar. Sold by O. B. Davie.
The South's Greatest System,
Unexcelled Bining Car Service
Through Pullman Sleeping Gars on
ill Through Trains.
COOTEHX?tf? SCHEDULES OIT
?LL LOCAL T?AZffS.
Winter Tourist Ratos are now in
offset to all Florida points.
For full information as to rates,
routes, etc., consult nearest South?
ern Railway ticket agent, or
R. W. HUNT,
Division Passenger Agent,
Charleston. S. C.
HOPMAN INSURANCE COMPROMISE.
The Woodmen of the World Pay Widow
of Or. V. Telberg-Hofman $1,000.
Mr. E. S. Hood, secretary and
tieasnrei of Hollywood Camp, Wood?
men of the World, of which the late
Dr. Van Telberg-Hofman was a mem?
ber, has received a letter from Mr. C.
K. Erwin, one of the sovereign man?
agers of the order, informing him
that the officials of the order have,
npon his recommendation, decided to
pay Mrs. Nora Van Telberg-Hofman,
the widow of the late Dr. P. G. T.
Van Telberg-Hofman, 81,000 in full
settlement of her claim against the
Woodmen of the World, and that she
has agreed to accept this amount.
Dr. Hofman carried a policy of 82,
000 in the Woodmen of the World, i
but the policy povided that in event I
of suicide nothing should be paid.
When the claim was made ^for Dr.
Hofman's death benefit, Hon. C. R.
Erwin, a State Senator of Iowa, one
of the Sovereign managers of the
order was sent to this city to investi?
gate the case. He ascertained all of
the facts and in his report recom?
mended that Mrs. Hofman be offered
$1,000 in full settlement of her claim,
rather tba. take the case into the
courts. Mrs. "ofman's acceptance of
the offer followed by an imme?
diate settlement of the claim, a check
for $1,000 having been mailed to her
from Omaha several days ago.
CONSTABLE KILLS HIS MAN.
W. P. Rowell Shoots Joe C. Blount
Florence, Dec. 16.-Another dispen?
sary constable has killed bis man.
Joe C. Blount, a special agent (de?
tective) of the Atlantic Coast Line
Railway Compay, is dead, with a pis?
tol ball through his head, fired by
W. P. Rowell, who was appointed on
the dispensary force eight years ago
by the late Governor W. H. Ellerbe.
The shooting occurred at 8 p. m.
tonight at the Coast Line station and
was seen by various persons, including
Police Officer Turbeville, who arrest
ea Rowell at once. Blount lived about
three hours, dying at ll p. m.
Rowell says that he saw Blounc en?
ter a blind tiger. When Blount came
out Rowell asked him about it. High
words followed and the lie was passed.
Blount struck Rowell with a stick,
I having wrenched the stick from
Rowell's hand, inflicting a wound an
inch long on Rowell's .forehead and
reaching the bone. Instantly then
Rowell fired, his ball , eutering
Bio an t's left temple, penetrating the
brain and passing through the head to
the rear and through the skull bone,
but lodging under the skin.
Officer Turbevill says that Rowell
started to shoot a second time after
Blount had fallen, but he wrenched
the weapon from bis hands.
It is also said by one witness that
Rowell had his pistol in his hand
when Bioont struck him with the
Blount had no pistol on his person
so far a3 is now known.
Rowell's wound was dressed by Dr.
Gregg and three stitches were made
in it It is not dangerous.
Some persons say that Rowell was
drunk * or drinking. At about ll
o'clock, when seen by a reporter, he
Both men were midddle-aged, say,
45 years, both lived in Florence and
each had a wife and children.
Rowell was formerly on the Florence
Blount was well known and popu?
lar. He bad a number of friends
here and elsewhere.-News and Cou?
?Florence, Dec. 17.-The cause of
the disturbance was that Rowell
charged Blount with patronizing a
blind tiger. Both are thought to have
been drinking and that Rowell was
looking for a* row. Several witnesses
say that in answer to Blount's curse,
Rowell raised a stick, which Blount
wrenched from him and struck him
in the forehead. Rowell then drew a
pistol and fired. The ball passed
through Blount's right temple and
the exit was at the back of the head.
Blount died within an hour. Rowell
who is in jail, deeply deplores the
H. M. Ayer.
Electrical equipment of railroads,
especially branches and suburban
lines, is being discussed with increas?
ed earnestness. In fact, the indica?
tions are that several important sys?
tems will fellow the lead set by the
New York, New Haven & Hartford
Railroad Company in this rrespect.
It is to be noted that the announce?
ments ma3e a short time ago iii re?
gard to the plans of the New York
Central for the probable use of elecri
cal power on certain of its lines in cen?
tral New York was in line with above
and has apparently set a fashion for
other companies to follow. The latest
instance is in the form of news that
the Delaware, Lackawnna & Western
raiload Company proposes to formu?
late plans of this kind for its subur?
ban passenger traffic to and from New
York City on a comprehensive scale.
An apparent reason of much force is
thus afforded for the recent advanc- [
ing tendencies shown by the stocks of
the companies engaged in the manu
facture of electrical equipment. The
presumption, in fact, is that snch
concerns will all enjoy an abundance
of orders, and at the or long time to
come their plants will be engaged to
the fullest capacity upon work of this
kind. Moreover, while the profits of
such industrials are known to have
been large throughout the past year,
they are now in all likelihood about to
show further gains in this respect,
while serves as an additional reason for
the attention the share market is pay?
ing to them.-Bradstreet's.
A sure sign cf approaching revolt and
ferions trouble in your system is nervous?
ness, sleeplessness, or stomach upsets.
Electric Bitters will quickly dismember the
troublesome cause?. It never fails to tone
the stomach, regulate the Kidneys und
Bowels, stimulate the Liver, and clarify the
blood. Run down systems benefit
particularly and ail the usual attending
aches vanish under its searching and
thorough effectiveness. Electric Bitters
only ?Oc, and that is returned if it don't
gave perfect satisfaction Guaranteed by
J. F. W. DeLorme, Druggist.
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
The Preliminary Steps Taken Last Night.
Committee Appointed to Prepare Rules
and Regulations and Outline Plans
for the Permanent Organization.
The meeting called for the purpose
of taking steps to organize a Chamber
of Commerce was held in the Court
House Thursday night despite the in?
clemency of the weather that pre?
vented many business men who ara
thoroughly interested in the move?
ment from attending. Between twen?
ty-five and forty representative citi?
zens were present and while the or?
ganization, that is expected to accom?
plish a great work for the develop?
ment of the city, was not perfected
the preliminary steps were taken and
a committee selected to outline the
plan of organization and to take all
necessary steps to insure the organiza?
tion of the Chamber of Commerce on
a bnsiness-like basis at another meet?
ing to be held in the Conrt House on
the evening of December 28th.
The mass meeting was called to or?
der and a temporary organization
effected by the selection of Mr. Alta?
mont Moses-to. act as Chairman and
Mr. E. I. Reardon as Secreary of the !
The object of the meeting was stat?
ed by Maj. H. F. Wilson. An in?
formal discussion followed, in which
Dr. S. C. Baker, Mayor Geo. W.
Dick, Messrs. J. L. Alnut, M. G.
Ryttenberg, H. C. Haynsworth, H.
G. Osteen, Dr. E. S. Booth, Maj. H.
F. Wilson and others participated.
On the motion of Maj. Wilson a
committee of five, of which the Chair?
man should be one, was appointed to
outline the plans for the Chamber of
Commerce, to draw up rules and reg?
ulations for the government thereof, to
enlist the interest of the business men
and other citizens in the organization,
and to confer with the 'promoters cf
the proposed Commercial Club for the
purpose of reaching an understanding j
to the end that the two organizations
may not conflict. On motion of Mr..
Alnut the committee was increased to
seven. The committee appointed by
the Chairman was, H. F. Wilson, M.
G. Ryttenberg, Geo. W. Dick, E. S.
Booth, Neill O'Donnell, A. W.
Crosswell, Chairman Altamont Moses.
This committee met at ll o'cock to
I day in the office of Mr. Atamout Mo?
ses to begin the work delegated to it
by the mass meeting,
i The proposition to organize a Cham?
ber of Commerce has met with such
general approval and the business men
of the city are so united in its support
that it may be accepted as a certainty
that the Chamber of Commerce will
begin active work for Sumter with the
opening of the New Year.
_ ", mil _
Death of Mrs. Boyce-Visit of Synod ?cal
Mayesville, Dec. 15.-Mrs. Alice
Boyce died at her home here at four
o'clock this morning of pneumonia,
after |a long illness. Her remains
were taken ttofRbck Church at Well's
X Roads this afternoon and interred.
She was a widow lady, her husband
having died several years ago, and
leaves two children to mourn her loss,
Mrs. W. E. Davis of Sumter, and a
twelve year old danghter, Chessy.
Rev. Mr. McLease, Synodical Evan
! gelist of the Presbyterian church, as?
sisted by Mr. Wardlaw, opened a series
of sermons here in Presbyterian chnrch
j on Monday morning. Services are
j held every day at 3 p. m. and 7.SO p.
m. The meeting will close Sunday
: night. Mr. McLease is a simple but
; forceful speaker and his sermons are
j always enjoyed by a large congrega?
The town is wrapped in ice today
j and there are no indications of a
change in the weather. There was a
slow drizzle for a while this morning
! and the water froze as fast as it fell.
The thermometer registered 28 de?
grees at four-thirty yesterday after?
noon and this is the lowest point to
which it has fallen. . -
Sumter and Northern Railroad.
Mr. W. H. Ingram of Sumter was
in town yesterday and gave us an in?
terview. He is a little in advance of
the surveyors, who are expected to
reach here by noon tomorrow. Bish
opviile is, in the opinion of Mr,
Ingram and ourselves the point of su?
preme connection and location of the
proposed Sumter and Northern railway.
Mr. Ingram is looking after the inter?
est of the road especially with regard
to the concession to be made for the
location of the line throngh the town
and terminal facilities. There are two
terminal points on the Seaboard now
under consideration as the objectives
of the line from Sumter, viz: Cassett
and McBee. The selection of the one
or the other depends upon the attitude
of tne land owners along the route in
the matter of granting rights of way.
Air. Ingram says the money is assur?
ed, if the Sumter companies can oe
convinced that the investment will bo
In order to procure financial assist?
ance, there must be a margin which
eau be only procured by the securing
of the terminal facilities at Bishop
ville and Sumter and the rights of
way ou the route. We hope every one
will see the importance of the enter?
prise to Bishopvilie and that there
will be no obstacles thrown in the
way to securing terminals and rights
The subject will be more thoroughly
aired next week.-Bishopvilie Vin?
Paris, Dec. 16.-The latest infor?
mation in official circles is that the
Hull Commission, which will inquire
into the firing on the British trawlers
by the Russian Baltic sea fleet will
begin its real work early in January.
The fifth member will be selected
Quarantine, L. I.,'Dec. 16-Incoming
steamers report very severe weather at
sea. The White Star liner Bovie
which arrived from Liverpool this
morning experienced a gale on the
11th of exceptional severely with tre?
mendous sea running.
Algiers, Dec. 16.-A disastrous
coniiigation is raging at Mustaphia, a
suburb of this city. The entiire garri?
son and a nurahrr <?f Russian seamen
are engaged in assisting the firemen
to fight th?- fi?mes. Nearly a million
francs damage, has already been done.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
Application for Street Railway Franchise
Filed by Mr. J. L. Alnut.
City Conncil held a regular meeting
at 8 o'clock Wednesday night with
Mayor Dick and Aldermen Barnett,
Finn, Haynswortti, Hood, Rowland,
Stubbs and Wilder present.
The minutes of Nov. 2nd were read
Messrs. H. F. Wilson, J. L. Alnut
and E. L Reardon, representing the
Fall Festival Committee, presented a
claim of the Snmter Electric Light,
Ice and Power Co., of S350 for extra
lighting during the Festival. They
stated that in their judgment there
should be some reductions on the bill,
which the company had refusted to
nllow. On the moton of Mr. Hayns?
worth council consented to settle
the claim, and the finance commitee
was request ed to adjust the matter
equitably with the company.
Mr. J. L. Alnut petitioned for a
franchise for an electric street railway
and lighting plant. He stated that
the enterprise is backed by responsi?
ble parties who will guarantee com?
mencement of work in four months
and completion in eighteen months.
On motion of Mr. Finn tho Mayor was
requested to appoint a commitee to
consult with Mr. Alnut as to the route
of the proposed railway and to prepare
an ordinance accordingly. Messrs.
W. G. Stubbs and P. P. Flinn were
There where several applicants for a
position on the police force to fill the
vacancy created by the resignation of
Mr. W. G. Pierson. Messrs. Barnett
and Stubbs recommended the election
of Mr. W. A. Tribble. Mr. Hood ad?
vocated the election of Mr. A. D.
Owens. On motion of Mr. Rowland
Mr. Tribble was elected.
Mr E. L Reardon called attention
to the habit of some people smoking
in the Opera Honse, thereby endan?
gering the building and suggested the
adoption of an ordinance forbidding
the practice. The Clerk was directed
to prepare such an ordinance.
A letter war .ead from Messrs. R. S.
Hood and W. S. Graham, fire chiefs,
asking Council to consider the advisa?
bility of installing a fire alarm sys?
tem. Messrs. Hood, Rowland and
Stubbs were appointed a committee
to consider the suggestion and report
Ducker & Bultman, Sumter Grocery
Co., M. Green and other merchants
requested the privilege of selling
fruit and fireworks on the sidewalks in
front of thisr stores during Christmas
week. After a full discussion Council
decided to deny the privilege as they
thought it too great an inconvenience
to the public.
A letter from the Sumter Insnrance
Agency asking for an adjustment of
fire losses in the Opera House build?
ing, October 7th was again referred
to the committee of public works, i
with power to act.
A request was made by the First j
National Bank that Council pay $25 j
towards papering the walls . of their
! offices. Council declined to pay
anything more than the amount to be
paid by the insurance companies.
The offer ol J. M. Coggins to stop
leaks in the clock tower was referred
to the committee of public works,
with power to act.
! Complaint was made by the Sumter
j Insurance Co., of a wooden air duct in
i the furnace room of the Opera House.
I The committee of public works was
I authorized to have a metal duct
j put in.
Council directed an extension of
! time for the payment of city taxes,
j without penalty, to January 1st. A
I penality of 10 per cent to be added to
'all taxes paid in January, and the
I full penalty of 20 per cent, to be im
[ posed after January 31st.
I The opinion of T. B. Fraser, Esq.,
was submitted as to the validity of a
contract between Wells & Edens and
[ A. G. Warren by which the latter
leases from the former and operates
j a merry-go-round, claiming exemption
from license tax as a Confedeate sol
! dierr. Mr. Fraser was of the opinion
? that the weight of authority was in
favor of the lease; and that Mr.
Warren's exemption would hold
good under the Statute.
Mr. Stubbs submitted au ordinance,
i prepared by the Southern Bell Tele?
phone Co., which they desired Coun
; eil to adopt, giving them the privi
! lege of establishing and operating a
? long distance line. The Clerk was
: directed to prepare an ordinance in
accordance with previous grants( of
I this kind.
Mr. Rowland reported for the
tiuance committee) that they had dis?
posed of all claims referred to them.
He recommended that the license tax on
ice manufacturers be reduced to $25
per annum. They had referred to T.
B. Fraser, Esq,.for advice the legality
of a lease of a merry-go-round to a
uonfedcrate veteran in order to obvi?
ate payment of a license tax and had
instructed the Clerk to enforce the
law without fear or favor. The Clerk
and Treasurer's report for October
bad been checked and found corrcet.
The committee directed attention to
the increase ot expanse for srreets and
ditches, scavanger account and fire
department as compared with Novem?
ber 1903. Report was adopted.
Mr. Barnett, for police committee,
filed a report of street lights not burn?
ing from October 12 to December 5.
The committee appointed to prepare
an ordinance regulating public ve?
hicles and backmen was granted fur?
Council discussed the recent F*ll
Festival and the successful manner in
which it had been conducted, and, on
motion of Mr. Wilder, the Clerk was
directed to address a letter to the ex?
ecutive committee expressing the
thanks of Council for the valuable and
patriotic service rendered by them to"
Thc "Clerk and Treasurer's report
for November was referred to the
finance committee, as were also all
claims on file.
Brooklyn, N. V., Dec. 17.-A fire
at G o'clock this morning in^ the
Brown residence, on South Ninth
street wiped out the lives of three
people and six ohers were seriously
Lisbon, Dec. 15.-As soon as parlia?
ment meets in January it is reported
that Lisbon and some other Portu?
gese ports will be declared free ports
of entry. The press enthusiastically
supports the proposition, declaring
the situation resulting will majke
Lisbon one of the great ports of the
BISKOPViLLE NEWS NOTES.
Personal and Local Items of interest
Clipped From The Lee County Vindi?
Mr. James Cunningham of Sumter,
bookkeeper and traveling man for Mr.
Henry McLaurin, spent last Monday
night in town with relatives.
Mr. P. M. Parrott from Sumter,
spent Sucday in town at the home of
his father, Mr. J. L. Parrott.
Misses Annie McKnight and Maude
Wilson, of Lynchburg, spent a few
days last week with Miss Tonnie
Miss Rosa McLendon has returned
home after a pleasant visit to friends
Miss Ella McD. Alford is visiting
her sister Mrs. T. G. McLeod.
Dr. E. P. Alford, of Sumter, was
in town last Friday for a few hours.
Mrs. C. B. Dusenbury and daugh?
ter of Port Harrelson, Horry county,
are visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. G. Shaw.
Mr. W. M. Skinner after spending
two or three weeks out West visiting
his brothers and the St. Louis Exposi- *
tion returned home last week. His
two brothers, Revs. N. E. and A.
F. Skinner live at Searcy Arkansas
and both are members of the Metho?
The cottage of Mr. T. C. Perrin,
which is neariner completion, will un?
doubtedly be one of the handsomest
Mr. W. F. Burkett who moved to
Pinners Point, Va., about five weeks
ago, has returned to his home near
Atkins, this county. He says be was
delighted with the people and coun?
try around Norfolk, but he was in
bad health all the time he was there,
and decided to return home. Mr.
Burkett has a son at Pinners Point,
who has been located there for several
years and is prospering.
John McIntosh was arrested and
taken before Magistrate Herndon by
Constable J. C. Scarborough for sell?
ing liquor in Bishopville. He was
bound over to the higher court. The
town council had him arrested and
will try him today for the same act
in violation of the town law.
A PLEASANT SOCIAL EVENT.
Card Club Entertained by Mrs. Davis 0.
The Ladies' Card Club was enter?
tained Wednesday afternoon by Mrs.
Davis D. Moise at the residence cf
Maj. and Mrs. Marion Moise on War?
ren St. The party was a novel one,
a different game being played at each
table, but., as usual, the prize was
given to the lady winning the great?
est number of games. Miss Moneta
Osteen was the successful one, and
was presented with a score card
puncher. The booby prize was a cow,
with this inscription, "fall in be?
hind," on its tail.
There was no consolation prize, as
a lovely souvenir box of candy, decor?
ated with ribbons and a playing card,
wasgiven to each guest. Delightful re?
freshments, consisting of chicken
salad, coffee and cream, sanwichss and
olives were served.
Those who attended were: Mes?
dames David Winn, F. M. Spann,
H G. Osteen, Archie China, Nina
Solomons, Robert Shelor, Henry
Harby, H. M. Stuckey, S. C. Baker,
A. D. Harby Agnes Bogin, R. L.
Temple and Perry Moses Jr. ; Misses
Edna Pow, Maud Solomons, Adele
Moses, Rosie Moses, Moneta Osteen,
Gussie Harby, Kate Moses, Minnie
Moses and Marie Moise.
The Guild Elects Officers.
At a regular meeting of Chapter,
No. 1217 of the American Guild, the
following officers were elected for the
Past Governor-J. H. Levy.
Governor-J. M. Knight.
Vice Governor-Edgar Skinner.
Secretary-B. C. Wallace. _
Treasurer-E:; C. Haynsworth. 2"??t
Chaplain-A. A. Bradham.
Warden-W. C. Ivey.
Guard-W. B. Boyle.
Medical Examiner--H. M. Stuckey
Trustees-L. W. Folsom, W. A.
Thompson, C. E. Hurst. J
The Delineator for January.
With a most attactive cover and a
varied list of contents, including the
latest news of the fashions and literary
and domestic features of the greatest
interest, The Delineator for January
is an altogether excellent number.
The regular fashion display is supple?
mented by a strikingly illustrated
article on "The Stage as a School of
Costume," showing the close rela?
tions that exist between the theatre
aud the world of style. Herbert
D. Ward and Seumas MacManus con?
tribute stories of rare charm, and un?
der the pseudonym " Marie'Colurubia"
a very clever writer describes the
"smart set" in Washington society.
"Jesus, Lover of My Soul" is the
first paper in a series, by Allan
Southerland, giving the history and
romance of the fa.nons hymns of the
world, and in the "Composers'
Series" the love story of Mendelssohn
and Cecile is relate by Gustaw Kobbe.
For children . there is a wealth cf in?
teresting matter, the names of ' L.
Frank Baum and Grace MacGowan
'Cooke being prominent among the
contributors. Among the domestic to?
ries, in addition to the regular
featues, is the first paper of "The
Making of a House-wife," by Isabel
Gordon Curtis. A new department,
"Good Looks,"supplementing a series
of papers along similar lines that ap?
peared during the past year.
Portsmouth, Ohio, Dec. 16.-A
panic was caosed among the girl em?
ployees of the Lloyd Adams toy pistol
factory this morning by an explosion
of toy caps, which almost destroyed
the building. Many girls jumped
from the second and third story win?
dows. Effie Phillips was killed and
two others fatally injured. Many
others were seriously hurt.
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The Kind You Have Always Bought