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Quarterly Conferences, 1606,
H. B. Browne, Presidias Elder.
Camden, December 31.
Jordan at Jordan, January 6, .
Manning, January 7.
Bethany, at" St "Matthews, January
Bishopville, January 14, 15.
Richland, at Mill Creek, January
Kew Zion, at^Pine Grove, Januarv
Lynchburg, at Lynchburg, January
ieath Springs, at Hanging Rock,
february 3, 4.
[Ctetitfrom. your druggist, or write
fear free sample bottle. Don't delay.
I Checiors Medicine Co.Wmston-Salen?, N. C
ee. S. fia?er & Son
--M AK?PACT?RSES OP
8808^ SASf^ BUNSSj
Moulding & Building
office da l VTarerooms, King, apposite Cst
gt ;* noa Street,
If ; CHARLESTON, &. C,
RpW Parcfcaw* oar make, ?hieb we gnaraaU
Hp 8ctpcrior to any sold South, and
J thereby pare money.
IjBb&H? and Fancy Sass a Specialty
? October 16-o
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I MS*x S* - . - -TOR'S ENGLISH
? |^???'3a^?;in 1 , luMt?le box?. *??e4
3 ? & ^W?t I -^?S*?01?* Kcfcwc
? ?T WB8^ -a?*t?tnt?on? and Irait?
? / m ??*?V jw Dro??fat. ar ?tod 4?. >s
Kershaw, February 4, 5.
Providence, at McLeod's, February
St. John and Rembert, at Saiem,
?February ll, 12.
I Pinewood, at Paxville, February^ 17,
j Santee, at Summerton, February
Oswego, at Mayesville, February
? 24. 25.
? Sumter, February 25.
The Sumter District Conference
! -will be held at Bishopville April 25 to
! 29, 1906.
Sickening, Shivering Fits
. * Of ague and malaria can be relieved
j and cured with Electric Bitters. This
: is a pure, tonic medicine, of special
! benefit in malaria, for it exerts a true
! curative influence on the disease, driv
i lng it entirely out of the system. It is
\ much to be preferred to quinine, hav
' ing none of this drug's bad after-ef?
fects. E. S. - Munday, of Henrietta,
Tex., writes: "My brother. Was very
low with malarial fever and jaundice,
till he took Electric Bitters, which
saved his life. At all druggists; orice
The Carolina Water Power Com
, pany, Controlling water and light
j franchises in Florence, Darlington
j and Marion, has absorbed the Rock
j Hill Water, Light and Power Compa
. ny. and will take charge january 1st.
; Messrs. R. T. Fe well and J. M.
Cherry, formerly the largest stock?
holders, retain a small interest in the
property. Mr. S. T. Frew, manager
at Rock Hill for the old company, will
I go to Florence with the new concern.
Tkere In Your Reason
Ia those three words is the whole teeret
of this wonderful Cure for" colds, sore
throat, croup, pneumonia--all diseases
that spring from colds. It ?roes ?c.
Rub Gowan's Pncunfonia Gore over
chest or throat-and forget it. Next day
you're well. You don't have to wait
until a sticky mess is digested. It works
wonders at once.
Gowan's Pneumon?a Cure is the great
household remedy for all the "cold" ills,
BEAD WHAT NEIGHBORS SAY
- 'T have used Gowan's Pneumonia Car*:
for eclds-and croup With most gratifying
rcsnits. It gives inmediate and penni? j
t'?sv. N. C. YSAXBT,
-, "Hillsboro, N. Cn
"I have used Gowan's Pneumonie. Care
with splendid, results for coughs, colds
and severe pains ia chest and lungs. It
never fails to relieve.
"Jvo. P. SCOTT,
" Greensboro, N. C.*
AH druggists sell Gowan's. Regular
bottks, $1.00. Croup size, 25 cents. By
mail, if desired.Gowan- Medical Co..
j INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS.
! Of Claremont Lodge, No. 64, A. F. M.
I Oyster Supper.
The officers elected hy Claremont
Lodge, No. 64, A. F. M., for the year
1906 were duly installed in the Ma?
sonic Temple Wednesday night at 8
The officers are as follows:
Worshipful Master-George L.
. Senior Warden-L. I. Parrott.
Junior Warden-C. P. Osteen.
! Secretary-W. F. Rhame.
Senior Deacon-S. M. McLeod.
Junior Deacon-J. G. DeLorme.
Stewards-B. F. Estridge and D
. C. Stephenson. .
After the installation exercises were
over the lodge adjourned to the Sum?
ter restaurant where a delightful oys?
ter supper was . served, the same being
given by the newly elected officers.
A Grim Tragedy
* Is daily enacted in thousands of
homes, as death claims, in each ene,
anocher victim of consumption or
i pneumonia. But when coughs and
j. . .
dolds are properly treated the tragedy
is averted. F. G. Huntley, of Oaklan
don, Ind., writes: "My wife had the
consumption, and .three doctors gave
her up. Finally she took Dr. King's
New Discovery for consumption,
coughs and colds, which cured her,
and today she is well and strong." It
kills the germs of all diseases. One
dose relieves. Guaranteed at 50t*.
and $l'by all druggists. Trial bottle
How to Treat Your Town.
Talk about it
Trade at home.
Tell of its^business resources.
Tell -of its natural advantages.
Trade* and induce others to trade
When strangers come to town use
Don't call your best friends frauds
Support the local institutions that
benefit your town.
Look ahead of yourself when all
the town is to be considered.
Don't forget you live on the people
here, , and you should help others as
they help you.
Don't advertise in the local paper
"to help the proprietor," but to help
Let's get together and keep things
moving, bustling all the time; cheer?
fully keeping .a stiff upper lip, wait?
ing for the good time coming for the
old town. Let's try it Do it now.
Review of Reviews
Woman's* Home Companion
The Watchman and Southron
lil Pfc tor a Limit
For all to One Address.
We are very fortunate in being able to arrange with the publishers of these
three well known magazines to offer a subscription for the coming year at th s sensa?
tional, price. We have decided to let our racers have the lull advantage of tha r^duc
rion and to cut the price of the Watch:nan,and Southron as well, in order to get quick?
ly a large body of paid-in-advance subscribers.
You ask how is this offer possible if the three magazines have a fixed value and are
not like the commodities usually offered at bargain prices. *
It is well known to eveiy one in business that in fixing a selling price there must be added to
the manufacturing cost the cost of marketing. The cost of marketing a magazine is a big item,
and these th?ee publishing houses decided to unify their efforts to get new readers, making one
organization do the work, and divide the cost of marketing by three. That is why this year
you can buy three magazines that fit the needs of every home for half price.
The Review of Reviews. The Cosmopolitan. Woman's Home Companion.
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ble, and you may prefer this or prefer With the recent change of ownership it for every member of the family. For
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the Review of Reviews is necessary, every respect, ?Dd aims, to be the best loving American woman it is an ideal
Substantial American men and women m its field. Every year or BO there's entertainer and helper in a thousand
are going to keep up with the times one notable advance in the forward COQgenial ways ; tnt the fathers and
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azines oy accepting this offer, so great is the reduc?
Your name and address on this coupon, accompa?
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A TRIUMPH OF ENGINEERING.
Dream of a Road Across Great Salt
Lake Realized at Last.
When the first survey of thc Union
Pacific railroad came out cf the
mouth of Weher ' Canyon, a little
southeast of the present city of Ogcen,
it found the Great Salt Lake lying
across its path westward to a junction
with the Central Pacific. Even at that
early date some idea of the possibli
ties of the later day triumphs of rail?
road const ruction, seems to have oc?
curred to the engineers of the sur?
vey, for they discussed a little, though
pcrhaps more jocularly than .serious?
ly, ihe feasibility of driving straight
across the lake, dr at least across its
eastern arm. Of course they gave it
up. The idea then was almost chim?
erical. There was neither the genius
in finance bold enough to undertake
a stupendous work nor the traffic to
warrant such an expenditure. It may
be doubted, too, if there was engi?
neering faith equal to the task. So the
line was built up through the hills
around, the north end of the lake.
But that light talk of the early 6 O's
was not without its fruit. The idea
remained the dream, the hope, the
faith, of one of the young men em?
ployed in building the Central Pacific.
William Hood was of that company
of "across the Isthmus"7 pioneers who
have made their mark and their fame
in the development of California and
the Pacific slope. As he worked his
way up to the responsible post of chief
engineer of the Southern Pacific sys?
tem, owner of the old Central Pacific,
he never lost sight of the possibility
of that line across Salt Lake. Collis
P. Huntington, the master of the Pa?
cific railroads, was inclined to think
that it might be done, but the time
was not yet ripe, the traffic was not
heavy enough to justify the expense,
and such enterprises were not easy
to finance. But after Mr. Hunting?
ton' death there came to the head of
Southern Pacific affairs a man whose
financial ability and boldness matched
Mr. Hood. In Mr. Harri man Mr.
Hood found a man who sympathized
with and believed in his plans, and
who was able and willing to prove the
The times had changed. The day of
great and bold enterprises had come?
The old era of pinching and often
false economy, that let roadbed and
rolling stock run down in order to
squeeze out an unjustified dividend,
was ended. The condition had been
reached Where it was only necessary
for the engineer to show how the inter?
est on the investment could be made
to be told to go ahead. Traffic had
increased to such a point that opera?
tion over the steep and crooked old
line was becoming constantly more
and more vexations and difficult. Re?
lief must be had. Financier agreed
with engineer as/to how it could be
obtained, and thc" result is the "Lucin
Cut-off" as it is called, the line that
runs from Ogden straight over Great
Salt Lake, which crosses on a trestle
nearly tweive miles long and on twen?
ty miles of "fill," and over the desert
flats, 102 miies in all. to Lucin, where
it rejoins the old road. It is a "cut?
off" indeed. Forty-three miles in dis?
tance are lopped off, heart-breaking
grades avoided, curves eliminated,
hours of time in transit saved, and
untold worry and vexation prevented,
at the same time that expenses of
operation are reduced more than
enough to pay interest on the whole
cost twice over.-Century.
How to Avoid Pneumonia.
?We have never heard of a single
instance of a cold resulting in pneu?
monia or other lung trouble when
Foley's Honey and Tar has been ta?
ken. It not only stops the cough, but
heals and strengthens the lungs. Ask
for Foley's Honey and Tar and refuse
any substitute offered. Dr. C. J. Bish?
op, of Agnew, Mich., writes: "I have
used Foley's Honey and Tar in three
very severe cases of pneumonia with
good results in every case." Durant's
Soothing and Comforting.
?The soothing and comforting ef?
fects of Dewitt's Witch Hadel Salve,
when applied to piles, sores, cuts,
boils, etc., subdues pain almost in?
stantly. This salve draws out the in?
flammation, reduces swelling and acts
as a rubefacient, thus circulating the
blood through the diseased parts, per?
mitting or aiding nature to perma?
nently remove the trouble entirely.
Sold by all druggists.
Sheriff Creech . of Barnwell, has
sent a bill to Governor Heyward for
$52 for expenses incurred in saving
the negro Jim Hall from a mob about
ten days ago.
.Perfection can only be attained
in the physical by allowing nature to
appropriate and not dissipate her own
resources. Cathartics gripe, weaken
-dissipate, while Dewitt's Little
Early Risers simply expel all putrid
matter and bile, thus allowing the
liver to assume normal activity. Good
for the complexion. W. H. Howell,
Houston. Tex., says: "For years I have
used Little Early Riser Pills in my
family. No better pill can be used
for constipation." Sold by all drug?
T?;e Kind You Have Always Bocglit, and Tvhich. has been
in use for over 80 years, has borne tte Signatare cf
and has oeen made under his per?
sonal supervision six?ce its infancy?
Alio wno one to deceive you m this?
Ail Counterfeits, Imitations and"Just-as-good"arc b??
Experiments that trifle with and eo^ai?ger the heat iii <?
Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment*
Casioria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oi}:. Pare?
goric, Drops aud Soothing* Syrups, It is Pleasant? Ti*
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Kar<?oticr
substance. Its age is its ?jnarant?e. It destroys Yi!<<cm&
and allays Feverishness? It cures Diarrhoea and W.in?
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates th?
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children5? Panacea-The 31otiier's Friend,
Bears the Signature of
The Kind Yon Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
THC eoiTAUft COMPANY, rr MURKAY STREET, new YOUR CITY.
W. A. B0WMIN9 Prest G. W. BOSHAMER, Sec. S Treas
The Sumter Banking
& Mercantile Company,
Sumter, g, CL
??^a^Capital Stock $50,000?? mw*mm
Wholesale Grocers, Fertilize
ersand Farmers' Supplies
Sole agents for the celebrated brand of Wilt
cox & Gibbs Fertilizers.
We are prepared to quote the very closest
cash or time prices on all lines of
Groceries, Fertilizers and Farmers*
And invite your investigation before making
your arrangements for another year.
Come to see us. We will save you money,
and give you a hearty, courteous welcome.
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Sumter, S. C.
WHISKEY I MORPHINE] CIGARETTE I ALL DRUC A RD TOBACCO
HABIT. I HABIT. J HABIT. I HABITS.
Cured by Keeley Institute of S. C.
1329 Lady St., (or P.O. Box 75) Columbia, S. C. Confidential correspondence Rolicr?e*
BANK FAILURES IX MEMPHIS.
Two Banks Suspend and Cause Some
Memphis, Tenn.. December 27.-An?
ticipation cf a b^avy ran on the Mer?
chants' Trust Company, ll Madison
street, preliminary intimation o* which
was given by tho withdrawal of many
deposits on Tuesday afternoon, was the
immediate canse of the suspension of
that bank and the appointment of a
The American Savinps Bank and
Trust Company. 176 South Main
street, which is dominated by th? di?
rectors of the Merchants' Trust Com?
pany, fearing that the failure of the
other institution would cause a run on
its own deposits, also suspended pay?
ment until the affairs ot the Mer?
chants' Trust Company shall have
been adjusted. The American Savings
Bank and Trust Company, it develops,
recently absorbed the Mechanics' Sav?
ings Bank, at Main and Calhoun
streets, aud took charge of the latter
company's business. It is stated by
the officials of both institutions that
the depositors will be fully protected
and paid dollar for dollar.
A Thousand Dollars Worth of Good.
*A. H. Thurnes, a well known coal
operator of Buffalo, O., writes: "I
have been afflicted with kidney and
bladder trouble for years, passing
gravel and stones with excruciating
pain. I got no relief from medicine
until I began taking Foley's Kidney
Cure, then the result was surprising.
A few doses started the brick dust
like fine stones and now I have no
pain across my kidneys and I feel like
new man. It has done me $1,000
worth of good." Durant's Pharmacy.
?Foley & Co., Chicago, originated
J Honey and Tar as a throat and lung
remedy, and on account of the great
merit and popularity of Foley's Honey*
?and Tar many imitations are offeredt
for the genuine. These worthless
imitations have similar sounding:
names. Beware of them. The gen?
uine Foley's Honey and Tar is in a
yellow package. Ask for it and re?
fuse any substitute. It is the best
remedy for coughs and colds. Du?
An advertisement in The Daily Items
s a good investment. Try it.
Laxative Fruit Spp
Pleasant to take
The new laxative. Do?
not gripe or nauseate?
Cures stomach and liver
troubles and chronic con?
stipation by restoring the
natural action of the stom~
ach, liver and bowels?
Refuse substitutes. Price 500?