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Brogdon, December 2S.-Among
the festivities of the Christmas season
at this place was a family Christmas
tree at the home of Mr. W. T. Brog?
don! on Monday night. The cosy sit?
ting room was a scene of beauty with
its decorations of candles, holly and
2iOt house plants; in the centre stood
the tree- full of dignity and sympathy,
extending its graceful branches to re
t?eiv? its many gifts, which arrived
throughout the day and were placea
Upon it unopened. Much was the cu?
riosity and surmises as to the contents
of the packages, as they hung on the
tree, but not until evening and the
candles were lighted was the spell of
expectancy, broken. As the happy
family gathered around the heavily
-ladened tree joy, peace and har/piness
reigned supreme, and many were the
?Carnations of surprise and delight as
?*e secrets of those mysterious pack
-agjas were revealed; more than one
-was the happy recipient of a $20 gold
"jp?ece from^he^generous hand of Mr.
For the success . of the tree much
credit is d,uef? Mr. and Mrs. Trabue
33toksdaie^who are spending the holi?
days with Mrs. W. T. Brogdon, an
-aunt of' Mrs. Barnsdale. An unusual
feature about the tree was that t?^
recipients of these gifts represented
The young men - of the neighbor
hood enjoyed a turkey shoot on; ChrisT
Many little- hearts- of the Grah?m
.^Baptist church Sunday school were
giad-fened last- night by a Christmas
tree given at the church. The presents
were numerous - and tastefullly ar
- Tanged among beautiful gleaming can?
dles and the usual Christmas tree dec?
orations. The church was crowded to
zl its "utmost capacity. Before the distri
."bation of the presents, the large au?
dience was entertained by a nicely ar?
ranged and well conducted program
of songs, recitations and pantomime
Quite a number of young people en?
joyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mr?M
SL E. Davis last night.
Mr. J. A. Blackwell has purchased
fheMaome recently owned by Mr. J. J.
X>avis near Graham church, and has
moved his family there, Mr. Davis
'"laving moved to a place above Sum?
Miss-Grace Brogdon, of Chirora
College and Miss Lessie Jones, of tho
'Welsh Neck High School, are. home
.for the holidays. -
Misses King, of Hurtsville are vis?
iting at the home of Mr. Howard
Messrs. J. A. -Blackwell and Clinton
3rogdon spent Tuesday in Charleston.
Max, December 27.-The young
folks of this community are enjoying
parties this week. ^
There was a tournament yesterday
sear Mr. Allison Truluck's.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Truluck spent
Tuesday in Carters ville.
Mrs. Vermelle Roberts, of Columbia,
is spending some time with her aunt,
"Mrs ^ E. Carraway.
Miss K. Ellen Burgess; of Ti m mons
"ville, is spending this week with rel?
atives in this community.
Privateer, December 29.-Christmas
here was very quiet, indeed. The tour?
nament was a success in every respect.
"Mr. J. D. Jenkins won first prize and
^crowned Miss Daisy Lide queen. Mr.
kBoykin won second prize and crowned
Miss Edna Ramsey first maid of hon?
or. Mr. Charlie Jenkins won third
jand crowned Miss Madge Keels sec-;
tynd maid' of honor. Mr. Arthur Kolb
won the prize for being the most
graceful rider. Mr. Moultrie Jack?
son the prize for having the best dec?
Mrs. L. B. Jenkins entertained a few
of her friends on Monday night with
a Xmas tree, after which fruit and
refreshments were served.
Mr. LeRoy Wells spent Christmas
at Mr. W. G. Wells.
Mr. F. G. Rivers spent Christmas at
los fathers, Mr. E. W. Rivers.
Mrs. R. H. Ramsey, of Wedgefield,
lias been spending some time at hei
lather's, Mr. W. G. Wells.
Miss Laura Whilden, of Sumter, is
spending some time a t Mr. G. A. Net?
Mr. Tal Ingram, of Darlington, is
sepnding some time with relatives in
Miss Lizzie Mae Hall and Miss
Madge Keels,, of Sumter, spent sev?
eral days at Mrs. L. B. Jenkins.
Miss Annie Wells is visiting friends
Miss Cammie Nesbit, of Columbia,
is at home on a visit to her parents.
Mr. Hampton Nesbit, of Lynchburg,
is vititing at Mr. Eugene Nesbit's.
Several of the young folks greatly
enjoyed a dance at Mr. J. R. Kolb's o*n
Privateer, December 30.-Wednes?
day the youang men of the neighbor?
hood and some visitors,, had a tourna?
ment at Privateer Station. The Say
was ideal and the attendance large. .
Mr. Douglas Jenkins, who won the
first prize, chose Miss Daisy Lide as
"Queen ot Love and Beauty," and
Messrs. Joe Boykin and Charlie Jenk?
ins, the next successful knights, chose
Misses Edna Ramsey and Madge
Keels as maids of honor. Everything
-passed, off pleasantly and the crowd
was exceedingly well behaved.
On Friday evening quite a number
of young folks were delightfully en?
tertained by Misses Ida and Lois
Cain at their hospitable home. A quo?
tation was divided, half being given to
a young lady and half to a young max.,
?.nd when they were matched and the
couples . paired off Bible questions
were given them to answer, and the
one having the greatest number cor?
rect, winning the prize. Miss Ramsey
and Mr. Wells were the successful
-ones, getting a lovely box of candy.
Delightful refreshments were served,
and numerous games indulged in,
then the guests, with reluctance, bid
good night to go to their different
x- The festivties of Christmas are al?
most over and the college students
and teachers will soon resume their
Miss Susong returned fi^>m her
Home in Tennessee yesterday and- will
reopen her school on Tuesday next.
Miss/Ida Cain will, return to the
South Carolina Co-educational Insti?
tute at Edg?field on Tuesday.
Captains Lyons and Burns from
the S. C. C. L, a.re the guests of Cap?
tain R. B. Cain this week.
Miss Annie Wells is visiting rela?
tives at Elloree.
Mr. Joseph Boykin from Dalzell
j spent several days in Privateer this
I Mr. Charlie Jenkins from the
j Orangeburg Collegiate Institute will
\ return there on M?nday.
I Dark Corner, December 30.-^Christ
I mas, which has come and gone, pass
] ed off very quietly. ' I saw no drunks
!or anything that was unpleasant. sl
j heard of some drunks, but you know
J some men get drunk only one time
' a year and it is whenever they can get
anything to make them drunk, let it
I be brandy, whiskey, rum, wine, cider
' or beer, just so it will make fool come
. they are ready to drink it.
The Christmas tree exercises came
f ... *
' off as stated in my last at the Sand
Hill School house ' on the 26th k? at
about 3 o'clock p. rn. It was a very
pleasant affair. A large crowd was out
and everybody seemed to be . at peace
. with themselves and everything else,
j Superintendent 'j. M. Kolb invited the
j entire school to his house to join in
a children's party that night, which ?
j have heard was enjoyed by all pres
; ent, being entertained with sweet mu?
sic from organ, guitar, . violin and
i Henry Pritchard accidentally killed
Horace Avin's fine bird dog while out
. on a hunt Christmas day.
I Jim Griffin accidentally shot Mr. L*
X. Harwick, Sr., on Christmas day.
They were at a shooting match at
j Reid's and Barwick stood too close to
; the target. Only one No. S shot
grazed him on the neck.
I have just heard that two negroes
were drowned in the Wateree swamp
while floating logs yesterday. Have
not heard any of the particulars yet.
Hamp Scott, who lived near Ram?
sey this year, has moved to Mr. W.
W. Weeks', near Pinewood. Jim Brew
er has moved from W. W. Weeks here
on one of Bob Ardis' places. W. T.
Kolb will move to your city next week
and!J. E. Johnston will take his place.
Jim Kolb, formerly of this place,
but now of Ramsey, was married last
Thursday, 2Sth, to Miss Katsie,
daughter of James Coulter, Magistrate
Rev. T. P. Lide left the Christmas
tree to go and marry CharJe Ged?
dings to Miss Troutman, all of Priva?
Mrs. S. C. Kolb is not any batter as
far as can be seen.
Mrs. J. M. Ardis and children were
at W. J. Ardis' last Wednesday.
Miss Edna Graham, of Paxviile, is
spending some days with her grand?
mother, Mrs. S. C. Kolb, and other rel?
atives at the Sycamores.
Well, Mr. Editor, this is the last let?
ter from me for 1905. Le tus pause a
moment and look back over the past
year and see hqw many of us have
^done their duty, their whole duty to
fellow man, to their country and to
iheir God. And then let us remem?
ber that we will have to give an ac?
count to him that is too wise to make
a mistake or to overlook a willful
nonperfomance of any duty. And let
us profit by the mistakes of the past
and do better in 1906.
Wishing you and your readers a
happy New Year for 1906 and many
I am still old Sidra.
Smithville, December 29.-Christ?
mas has come and gone. It passed
very quietly herc with no drunken
disturbances of any kind.
The farmers are now looking for?
ward to the turning over of the soil
preparatory to the next season's crops.
it was the pleasure of a great many
of us to have in our midst Slr. T. J.
Joses*, of Macon, Ga., who has been
visiting his sister- M>rs. H. K. Evans,
of this place.. Seventeen years ago
Mr. Josey resided in Camden; where
he was weil known.
Miss Rosalie Evans gave a bag par?
ty on last Wednesday for the benefit
of her numm?rous young friends. It
was largely attended and' very much
enjoyed by all-old and young.
Dr. Howard F. Paddock, of Adams
burg. S. C., is spending the holidays
with Mrs. W. S. Smith.
Miss Liena Kirkley of Sumter. Miss
Lola Kirkley of BennettsviUe, and Miss
Eertha Kirkley of Burlington, X. C.,
are all home for the holidays.
- Miss Lula Chandler, of Sumter, is
visiting Miss Pet Wilson. '
Mr. Olin S. Munnerlyn is home
from Clemson College for a few days.
Rev. B. M. Robertson, of the Chero?
kee circuit, Spartanburg county, is
visiting the family of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. Robertson.
Mr. W. F. Smith went to Sumter
Thursday on business.
Rev. S. H. Booth has been returned
to this circuit. He and Mrs. Booth
have returned to their home,
v Mr. Joe McKenzie and family have
moved to Columbia, where they will
have employment in the factory.
These people ?will he greatly missed
in our community, most especially Joe
The Smithville High school closed
only one day for Christmas. The
principal decided that as they were .-o
late in beginning, a holiday would
throw the school closing much later
in the summer.
Quite a delightful time was had "at
the residence. of^Mrs. C. L. Kirkley on
Christmas morning when a lot of
young Smiths and Kirkleys assem?
bled there for a Christmas tree. Good
things were distributed with a lavish
Mr. C. L. Kirkley has discontinued
his bottling works. In future soda
water will be manufactured by his
brother, Mr. J. X. Kirkley, at Edwards.
Ionia, December 29.-Christmas has\
come and gone, another new year is
about here and we are still living, for
all of which we are very thankful.
Another thing we are thankful for is
that we have not seen or smelt a drop
of "red eye> '
The colored labor is moving from j
place to place. Labor is so scarce
here that one cannot get hands unless
one buys them. The farmers are buy?
ing and selling like mules, some bring?
ing as high as $75.
Mr. D. N. Matthews, who is attend?
ing the Medical College in Charleston.
I is home for the .Chirstmas holidays.
\) Miss Viola and Mr. C. P.. Chewning,
who have been attending the Leesville
college, are spending the holidays at
home with their parents.
Miss Emma Pipkins, our school
teacher, has gone home for the hol?
Rev. S. H. Booth has been sent back
to us again this year, for which we
We have no marriages to report.
Our boys and girls won't marry.
Tindal, January 1.-Christmas pass?
ed off very quietly in this section. I
have heard of but very little drinking
.or disorderly conduct during the hol?
\ Misses Olga and Bessie Hodge spent
Friday in Sumter. -
Miss Esther Osteen is quite sick.
Mr. John Cockerel and Miss Mc?
Leod, of Paxvil?e, were married on last
Thursday night by Magistrate Ingram.
Miss Belle Aycock, of Bessie, Gu,
who has been visiting her sister, Mrs.
B. R. Hodge, returned home on Fri?
Mr. Rhodes Ard and - Miss Marion
Hodge were married on Thursday
Miss Bessie Hughson, of Sumter,
spent a few days at Mr. J. P. Richard?
son's this week.
Mr. E. H. Hodge who has been sick
for some time past is improving.
Wisacky, January 1.-The new year
has dawned bright and beautiful and
ail nature seems glad and happy.
Christinas passed off quetly and very
The health of the community is
very good at this time.
Mr. Clifton Ledingham has gone to
Marion to spend the holidays with his
Master Myron Smith, of Summerton,
is here for the holidays.
Mr. J. S. Williams and family, of
Timmonsville, have been on a visit to
their mother, Mrs. K. J. Williams, and
.etumed to their home yesterday.
Miss Marie Williams, of Summerton,
is visiting relatives here, and in Bish
Mr. Edgar .Scott has accepted a po?
sition with Mr. W. W. DesChamps for
the present year.
Miss Lidie DesChamps, of the Fe?
male College of Columbia, is spending
her vacation at home.
Mrs. Eva Smith and family, of
Sishopville, spent a few days with rel
itives the past week.
Mr. Wilson Scott opened his schoo
today and is giving great satisfaction
to patrons and pupils. *
LEE COUNTY NEWS.
Bishop vi Ii e Vin dica tor.
Hon. T. G. McLeod loft yesterday
for Jacksonville Fla., on professional
business and will be gone several days.
Mr. Henry Wilson and his bride, of
Bluefleid. West Virginia, are out on
a visit to relatives.
At a congregational* meeting held
last Sunday at the. Presbyterian
church Messrs. J. E. Cousar- and C.
S. Massey were elected additional
ruling elders and Messrs. M. B. Mc
Cutchen, W. M. Reid and R. E. Den?
nis additional deacons to that church.
The Farmers Loan and Trust Com?
pany will open up for business in the
Investment building or? Janna-, y 1st,
with Mr. Roscoe Parker as cashier.
This company has strong backing and
sound business men and we bespeak
for it much success.
On Christmas day 1905, at high
noon Mr. Eugene Wertz led to the al?
tar in the Methodist church here Miss
Alice Dora, daughter of Mr. W. J.
Stuckey. The ceremony was perform?
ed by Rev. D. A. Phillips before a
large gathering of admiring friends
and relatives. Miss Corrie HoIIins
worth and Mr. Peter Euyck stood as
maid of honor and best man. The
happy couple took the afternoon trajn
On Christmas day, December 25,
1905, assembled at the home of Mr.
Y. H. Huntley, a goodi"- number of
friends and relatives to witness the
marriage of Mr. Eddie Huntley to
Miss Bertha Reynolds. The ceremony
was performed by Eide*. R. H. Pitt?
man which was short and impressive.
Mr. H. L.,.Weatherly, one of our
thrifty, go-ahead farmers of the
Stokes Bridge- Section, has bought a
valuable farm near Dalzell and will
move over there about January 1st.
Mr. Weatherly is one of the few
farmers who makes farming pay.
Cahrles Ratcliffe, son of Mr. Joe
Ratcliffe, while out hunting last Sat?
urday accidentally got one of his
feet badly shot. Drs. Bullock and
iicLure were called and stitched thc
wound up and there is hope of saving
the foot. At first amputation was
"thought necessary. ^
Camden, December 28.-Christmas
passed quietly here. Xo accidents to
mar the pleasure of the day.
Ex-Mayor E. O. McCright, whose
death was announced last week was
buried Sunday in the presence of a
large concourse of friends. Mr. Mc?
Cright was one of Camden's^best citi?
zens, and will be missed in public as
well as in his home.
We had the pleasure of making a
visit to the garden spot of Lee county
last Tuesday, near Edwards, or in the
Egypt section as it is generally called,
stopped a few minutes at the homes of
Messrs. X. G. Peebles, Z. A. White, J.
W. Wilder, W. M. Mccaskill and Dr.
C. S. Britton, who are among the best
citizens of Lee county. Dr. Britton
is still as young as ever, and is kepi,
busy all the time. We recalled many
pleasant hours we have spent in his
hospitable home. When we drove up
to Mr. Weldon's we could not do
otherwise than ask if Miss Ada was
at home-habit is hard to change
although she is now a mother, and we
have "kids' too numerous to mention.
We went in the interest of the Colum?
bia Daily State and added several
names to their list. A community
will prosper in proportion to the read?
ing people, on whom the future de?
pends. Scatter good reading matter
! in a section and ignorance will soon
vanish. There is no better education
than a good newspaper.
Misses Mamie Barfield and Annie
West are at home for the holidays.
Rev. S. H. Booth is back from, con?
ference and preached at Beulah last
Sunday. , |
We had the pleasure of catfng
Christmas turkey with Mr. T. W. B.
Smith, one of our oldest citizens. His
friends will regret to know that he j
is quite feeble.
Don't think, Mr. Editor, that our
silence is for want of interest. We
look forward to the coming of The
Item with pleasure. Xews here is al?
most as scarce as "hen teeth."
We hear of some members of the
Methodist church in the Sumter dis?
trict, we will not name the charge,
who are quitting the church on ac?
count of not liking their preacher?
We just want to say publicly that such
members are a drawkback to any
church. Let them go, and joy go
with them. B. M. BL
MAXXIXG XEWS XOTES.
Mr. Fred Lesesne, who has been the
bookkeeper for Mr. David Levi's im
meuse business at St. Paul, has ac?
cepted the position of cashier of the
Bank of Kingstree.
Last Thursday a team and wagon
loaded with lumber belonging to Mr.
A. I. Barron was being driven by Clar?
ence Williams, colored, and through
the \ careless loading of the wagon
som* of the lumber slipped and struck
one Vf tho horses, which frightened
the animal and caused thc team to
run. Williams, instead of jumping,
undertook to hold the team and in
doing so the wagon tongue struck a
post and the lumber struck Williams
in che back and threw him out of the
wagon. The man was mortally wound?
ed and only jived a few hours.
Thc- preliminary hearing in the caso
of E. L. Lee charged with abduction
ivas held yesterday by Magistrate A. J.
Richbourg to Summerton. The case
was remanded to the Summerton Mag?
istrate upon the affidavit of the de?
fendant asking for a change of venue.
Lee was represented! by J. KL Woods,
Esc:., who took the position that the
charge of abduction should not hold,
because the defendant hae not gotten
away with the girl. The magistrate,
however, found enough in what evi?
dence was - disclosed to bind the de?
fendant over to the court of General
Sessions in the sum of - $300.
? Max. January i.-On account of
rain yesterday there was no Sunday
school; no doubt it was a disappoint?
ment to many.
The holidays passed pleasantly and
quietly, in dinings, visiting, gift mak?
The girls and boys who have spent
the holidays at their homes in this
community will return to school to?
Mr. S. C. Carraway has rented out
his farm and has again cast his lot
with the John McSween Company and
will work for them . at Beulah this
A Happy New Year to all.
Stateburg, January 1.--Miss Kate
McLure, who is teaching school near
Florence, and has been. visiting her
sister at Mrs. Bull's, returned to her
post of duty today.
Mr. John L. Frierson, of Buffalo, N.
Y*., is on a visit to his mother.
Miss Daisy Burgess, of Sumter,
spent last week at the home of her
uncle, Mr. H. L. Pinckney.
Mr. Walter Lynam, of Privateer, is
visiting his sister, Mrs. S. A. Ramsey.
Miss Imo Cunningham spent last
week in Bishopviile.
Master Sydney Burgess returned to
Sumter today after having spent the
Xmas holidays in our midst.
Mrs. James Pinckney and Miss A.
X. Moore spent last week in \5umter.
Mr. Vivian Manning was the guest
of Mrs. James Pinckney on Sunday.
Miss H. Lee Moore leaves tomor
<row to visit Mrs. A. P. Manning in
Miss Minnie Moore, of Sumter,
'spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs.
Mr. F. P. Burgess returned to Bish?
opviile this afternoon.
Miss Mayo Rees, w-ho is teaching
near Sumter, left for Sumter today
after a pleasant holiday spen: at
Mr. S. Richardson and Misses Mia?
na and Lizzie Richardson spent sever?
al days last week at Mr. Screven
Mr. R. E. Earnwell is visiting rela?
tives in Georgetown.
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Anderson, e?
Richmond, Va., are visiting Dr. and
Mrs. W. W. Anderson.
Privateer, December 30.-The old
year is going out and the new one
coming in but don't see many changes
being made for another year; every?
thing is calm az-ound here at present.
There ' was a tournament at Priva?
teer on last Wednesday.
Miss Cammie Xesbit, of Columbia,
is spending Christmas at her home in
There was an entertainment given
at Mr. J. M. Kolb's on last Tuesday
night and there will be one given at
Mr. S. E. Xesbit's on next Tuesday
night, the 2nd.
Messrs. W. S. and W. D. Lynam, of
Privateer, will spend Xew Year's
Day with their sister, Mrs. S. H. Ram?
sey, of Stateburg.
Mr. W. G. Pritchard and family of
Privateer, have moved to Knigstree,
where he will run a saw mill.
Privateer, have moved to Kingstree,
moved to Eastover to run a saw mill
Reinberi, January 2.-Christinas
passed off very quietly, not a single
casualty to report from this section,
and the new year ope.:' d blight with
? lovely sunshine day, but today is
cloudy and looks like snow. The
weather has been ve:y unsettled and
the outlook for the farmers is rather
There was a hot supper given by
the ladies of Bethesda church on thc*
2Sth of December, 1905. for the ben?
efit of their church at thcXresidenee
of Mr. R. M. James, and was a most
enjoyable occasion. Sixty-six dollars !
was realized, there being every luxu:y I
that heart could wish. A large^at
tendance was present and especially
ladies. Two beautiful cakes were raf?
fled off, one for the prettiest girl and
one for the most popular. Miss Ida
Chandler won that for the former,
which brought $19.00 and the other
foi- the most popular brought a very
fair price. Everyone present had what
may be styled "a big time." Mrs. J.
M. Reams furnished the cake wea by
Miss Ida Chandler, which was ac?
knowledged t?> be the handsomest of
all. Miss May Harvin won the cake
?or the most popular girl: said cake
being contributed by Mrs. Levai Jack?
son and a ve! y beautiful one it was.
Everything passed off very pleasantly
notwithstanding the inclemency of the
Miss Daisy Bowman will be greatly
missed by her warm personal friends
she made while principal of this
school here, but the community levi
congratulated in having secured Miss
Ellen Harreii to fil! her position and
she will have a warm reception by ail
Rev. E. F. Scogglns wi li be our pas?
tor this year, and we hope to have him
?ill his appointment here on the sec
m:I Sunday in this month.
Master Harry J. McLeod and Gil
hard Rembert. of Wofford College, are
at home spending the holidays. They
will return to Spartanburg next week.
The Misses Annie Chandler. Ida
Chandler and Manolia Cauthen, all nf
Sumter, are visiting in the neighbor?
Mr. Beaumont, of Sumter, spent
several days last week with his friend,
Mr. J. M. Reams.
Mrs. C. E. Rembert and family are
visiting friends in Charleston, S. C.
Ey virtue of a decree or the Court
of Common Pleas for Sumter county
in the cases below named, the follow?
ing tracts were sold yesterday at
public auction by Master H. Frank
Wilson at the court house in the city
of Sumter, S. C.
In the case of Marion Moise vs. W.
R. Allen and A. A. Strauss, a lot of
land in_the town of Mayesville, meas?
uring 50 feet front on-Congress street,
with a depth of 210 feet, bounded
northwest by lot of C. G. Rowland,
northeast by Congress street, south?
east by lot of Rachael Holleman and
land of M. V. Izlar and T. D. Fox
worth, and southwest by lot of T. D.
Foxworth. Sold to Lee & Moise, at?
torneys, for $25.
In the case of W. Alston Brown et
al., vs. Adeline Thompson, et al., lot in
the city of Sumter, bounded north by
Pin??5treet, east by Main street, south
and ?west by land, now. or formerly, of
J. S. Hughson, W. A. Brown and A. S.
Brown and measuring 50 feet on Main
street. Purchased by R. D. Lee for
In the case of Marion Moise vs. A.
W. Frierson et al., a one hundred acre
tract of lasid in Concord township;
bounded north by lands of. John New?
man, east by lands of estate of James
B. Brunson, south and southwest by?
lands of R. C. McFaddin and west by
lands of J. J. Brunson. Bought by
Lee & Moise* for $1,670.
Also 81 acres in same township, ad?
joining lands of J. J. Brunson, Am?
brose James, Anthony James, Sanders
and W. J .Durant. Purchased by Lee
& Moise for $-860.
TM RETURNS FOR 1986.
~ . OFFICE OF
COUNTY AUDITOR, SUMTER CO.,
Sumter, S. C., Dec. 10, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that I will 'at?
tend, in person or by deputy, at the
following places on the days indicated,
respectively, for the purpose of re?
ceiving return^ of real estate, personal
property and poll taxes for the fiscal
year, commencing January 1, 19([>6.:
Tindal's Store, Monday, Jan. Sth.
Privateer, (Jenkins' Store), Tu es
dayj Jan. 9 th.
Manchester, (Levi's), Wednesday,
Jan. 10 th.
Wedgefield, Thursday, Jan.* Uti..
Stateburg, Friday, Jan. 12th.
Hagood, Monday, Jan. loth.
Remberts, Tuesday, Jan. 16th. j
Dalzell, Wednesday, Jan. 17th.-,
Gordon's Mill, Thursday, Jan. lSjtm.
Oswego, Friday, Jan. 19th. )
Mayesville, Tuesday, Jan. 23d. j
Shiloh, Wednesday, Jan. 24th.
Norwood X Roads, Thursday, Jan.
25th. . f
The law requires that all persons
owning property or in any wise hav-:
ing charge- of such property, either as
agent, husband, guardian, trustee, ex?
ecutor, administrator, etc., return the
same under oath to the auditor, who
requests all persons to be prompt in
making their returns and save the 50
per cent, penalty, which will be added
<b the property valuation of all persons
who fail to make returns within the
time prescribed by law.
Taxpayers return what they own
on the first day of January, 1906.
Assessors and taxpayers will enter
the first given name of the taxpayer
in full, also make a separate return
for each township where the property
is located and also in each and every
case the Number of the school district
must be given.
Every male citizen between the age
of twenty-one ?and sixty years on the
first day of January. 1906. except
Uaose incapable of earning a supporr.
from being maimed or from other
causes, are deemed taxable polls, and
except Confederate soldiers 50 years
of age, on January 1st, 1906.
Under instructions from the Comp?
troller General, a . separate return
must be made of each tract or parcel
All returns must be made on or be?
fore the 20th day of February, ' next
I cannot take returns after that date
and ail returns made after the 20th
day of February, are subject to a pen?
alty of 50 per cent.
J. DIGGS WILDER,
Auditor Sumter County.
December 20. 19?5.