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\ WEDNESDAY. JANU^BY IO, i9ii6.
O'Donnell & Co.-Fertilizers..
Merchants of the City-Notice.
Neill O'Donnell-Land for Rent.
Farmers' Eank and Trust Co.
Miss Hallie ?anders spent Friday in
Mr. D. W. Alderman, of Alcolu,
.spent Monday in the c?y.
Mr. C. H. Glaze, of Qrangeburg,
came to the city Sunday. -
Mr. Wm. H. Tucker, of Charleston,
-came to the city Friday.
"Mr. D. ?. Coningham, of Dillon,
* was in the city ou Friday.
Mr. James McCuteben, of Pinewood,
?was in the city on Sunday.
? Z Dr. E. M. Av haley, of Columbia,
was in the city Thursday night.
Mrs. B. A. Dick, of Abbeville, is
visiting relatives at Pineville.
Mr. L. M. Remo?rt. of the Concord
neighborhood, was ia town Monday.
Miss Ires** Clarke returned Thnrs
?day night, a?*cr spending her holidays
in Georgia. ?
Mrs. J. G. DeLcrme and Miss Theo
.Gregg have returned from a visit to
Miss Lena Kirkley bas retarned
irom Smithville, where she spent the
Mr. Sam Presley, of Abbeville, was
in the city Thursday as the gutst cf
Jlr. Frank Patton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C Dove, of Doves
*iile, are visiting the family of Dr. J.
J\ W. DeLorme.
Mrs. W. t?. Commander, of Flor
?euee, is on a visit to her mother, Mrs,
JL. M. Kembert, in th9 Concord neigh
Honorables R. L Manning, John H
-Clifton, T. B. Fraser and E. - W
Dabbs went to Columbia yesterday*)
to take their seats as members of the
?General Assembly from Summer Coan
Messrs. L. L .Parrott and ^T. O
Sanders have gone to New Orleans
to attend thc Southern Cotton.Grow
.ers* Gonventiou. Mr. W. A. Bow
man, the otutr delegate elected by the
Sumter Conuty A>sociatiout is pre
vented from going by business en
Mr. August Schilling, who was for
.awhile in charge of the Sumter water
-works under the old company, has
been employed by the city as super?
intendent of tUe pumping station. Mr.
.Schilling is weil ^qualified for and
thoroughly familiar with the work.
Mr. M ir: it Monz?n, of Manning, has
sd the position of bookkeeper
1 h O'Donnell & Co. Mr. Mouzon has
ved his family to this city, Mr*
2_ire resigned the position
i that Mr. Mouzon will fill in order that
lie may devote more of his tim^to his
wood and coal business.
Work on the buildings for the Mu
?fluai Ice Company's factory will be
commenced in the near future* as it is
?the purpose of the company to have
the plant in operation at the open?
ing of the season.
The books of City Clerk and Re?
corder Hurst show that during the
?JE month of December the revnue of the
T city collected from licenses, taxes,
?nes and other sources amounts to
.$25,505.71. This is the largest
'amount of money ever collected by
city in any one month of its his
^1 Auditor Wilder states that there has
^ been a decided and veiy gratifying in?
crease rn the valuation ot property re
turned for taxation. The outlook is
that a good many thousand dollars'
worth of property will appear- on the
tax books this year for the first time.
JL The cotton warehouse new has more t
than 2,??0 bales of cotton m stor?
age and more cotton is coming in ai
most daily. Most of this cotton is in
small lots showing that, the farmers
.are holding their surplus crop. The
warehouse will be enlarged during^tfee
#summer as is evident that greatly
increased storage capacity will be
neded next season.
Hie Sumter Coco-Cola Bottling
"Works is one of the several prosper?
ous and rapidly growing enterprises
established and conducted by the
j? Messrs. Cresswell. It is long pa^t the
i Wexperimental stage and the managers
are reaching out after more and great?
er business. The advertisement, in
this paper is one of the means adopt- i
ed to obtain the business and it will
accomplish the desired result, for ev
rery advertiser who has used space in
this paper has found it a paying
A gentleman who spent a few days
in the city last week commented on
the unsightly signs tiaat are suspended
across the sidewall!! on Main and
^ Liberty streets. He remarked that in
W a great many progressive cities such
signs are absolutely prohibited and the
result" is a marked improvement in the
general appearance of the business
.districts. These signs are not only
unsightly but are really dangerous,
^ falling frequently^ during high winds
W and injuring people. His remarks re?
called the fact that only a short time
ago one of these signs was blown down
and broke a handsome plate glass
show window on Main street. Why
TTCt rtPT* +v! " N' r ricvlngj
i; - these signs ? j
Brogdon, S. C., January 5.-Miss
Lottie Holladay and Mr. Gilbert
Frost were married at 3 o'clock
Thursday afternoon at the home of
Mr. J. B. Hqllady, the bride's lather,
Rev. Mr. Toler performing the cere?
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
^Vinson v.-il? be grieved to hear of the
'death of their daughter, Miss Adele
Vinson, which sad event occurred in
Brooklyn on Monday of last week.
The funeral was at the cemetery on
Thursday morning immcdiatiy aafter j
the arrivai of trie 8:20 train.
Mr. Marvin Andrews, son of Mr.
Welborn J. Andrews of Oswego, who
was brought to the city recently with
a desperate cose of typhoid fever, died
at the Mood-Osteen Infirmary last
Tuesday night. His remains were
taken to Oswego for interment.
Mrs. Carrie J. King, who has been
living in this city .for a number of
years, died Friday night at 10:30
o'clock in the 76th year of her age.
Mrs. Hing was in failing health for
Her two daughters, Mrs. B. B.
Breeden, of this city, and Mrs. Henry
C. Barnes, pf Providence, R. L, sur?
vive he'r. The funeral services were
held at the residence' of Dr. B. B.
Breeden, Xo. Ill Washington street,
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Mr. J. M. Richardson died at his
home near? Panola, Claredon county,
on Saturday, after a brief illness. The
funeral was held Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Richardson was well known in
this "city and had many friends here
and throughout the county who will
regret to hear of his death.
Mr. W. T. Strange, of Wedgefield,
died Saturday morning at 4 o'clock,
aged 73 years. He was a member of
the Masonic order and well known in
Sumter. He is survived by six chil?
dren. The funeral was held Sunday
"afternoon and the body was interred
in the Joyner burying ground.
It is to be hoped ^hat the Sumter
water system can be made as success?
ful and profitable an enterprise under
municipal ownership as a similar sys?
tem in Cumberland, Zed. liiere La no
reason why4it cannot
If congress does not make an ap?
propriation to build a postoffice for
Sumter in the near future the postof?
fice department will be forced to lease
another building, for the one now oc?
cupied is too small for. the business
of the postoffice.
The retail dry goods merchants of
this city have decided to discontinue
the practice of premium giving and
have signed an* agreement to take ef?
fect on February 1. It is a good idea,
for it will enable them to sell goods
at a closer margin arid at the same
time get rid of a great deal of annoy?
ance. Premium giving, trading stamps
and all similar schemes have been.an
incubus on the retail trade every?
where for a number of years and it is
a healthy sign when the merchants
unite to rid themselves of it
The total lack of interest in the spe?
cial election held Thursday to lill the
vancanc3r in the legislative delegation
does not indicate by any means that
there will be nothing doing in county
politics this year. There will be poli?
tics and orhec-seeking galore this
summer, and ?ome of the wise ones
are already shaking hands and laying
wires preparatory to the primary.
There are sub-surface indicayons that
the stir in the Sumter county political
arena will be livlier this year than
for some time.
Col. John Bell Towill has accepted
a position with the Armour Packing
Company as inspector of agencies for
Xorth and South Carolina and Ala?
banza, and will begin work March 1st,
at the expiration of his term as dis?
A rough estimate of the cost of the
new buildings ejected in this city dur?
ing the past year places the total at
more than 5200,000. Thc growth of
Sumter is not s< nsational or spectacu?
lar, but each year shows a greater and
more substantial development than in
the year preceding. The only
noticeable falling off in any line
of business was in tie cotton receipts.
This falling off was due to the reduc?
tion of the acreage planted in cotton
and the sb&rt crop. Nevertheless,
while there was a decrease in the num?
ber of bales received, the high price
that cotton brought during the past
fall fully counterbalanced the falling
off in actual receipts.
Less Tlian Ten Million Bales Ginned
to January 1st.
Washingto. January y.-The Census
Bureau's report on cotton ginned to
January 1st issued today was 9,721,777
It's an easy thing to say,
And say it good and strong,
And say it pretty fremient
Push : ? 'cv Mountain Toa along.j
- Chi:.-J'S Olug Stor--. 1
A CORRECTION. ?<
- i i
Error in the Statement Referring to j ]
First Nat iona] Bank. j 1
In the comparative statement of the ! i
conditions of the banks of this city
at the close of business December 30. j
published last week, there was an er- i ]
ror in the-figures given for the First :
National Bank. . The correct state- j j
ment for the First National Bank De- ' 5
cember 31, 1^04 and December 30, j]
1905, are: , : I
Deposits. / ? i
$351,000. $300,000 ?
This bank paid 8 per cent, dividends
on the capital stock of $100.000-i 1
per cent. July 1st and 4 per cent. Jan- j <
uary 1st. After paying $$,"000 in div-j ]
idends and $500 more taxes than in j 1
any previous year, $S,085 was added j <
to the undivided surplus. The past ? ?
year was the most profitable the !
First National Bank has ever enjoyed, j.
It will be remembered that two years i i
ago this bank declared a cash dividend j ?
of 33 1-3 per cent and the capital in- j 1
creased from $75,000 to $100,000, tho
stockholders all using the dividend in
maying for their additional stock. On j
:he basis of the original capital this I
stock is now worth nearly two for one ?
:o the original stockholders.
Levan Monument Fund.
Editor Daily Item:
I have received since last' reporfrthe !
following contributions to the above :
Previously acknowledged.$17.00 j
Maj. Marion Moise. 5.00 -
rash. 50 !
Total $22.5 0
J. Biggs "Uder.
Success is stamped on every pack- j
ige. It is the most successful rem- j
2dy known. It makes you well and j
keeps you well. That's what Hollis- [
Ler's Rocky Mountain Tea does. 35 j
:enis, Tea or Tablets. China's Drug '
You can turn nowhere without see?
ing signs of the constant growth and
wonderful prosperity of the Game
irged at Cut R.
The City Xow in Charge of the Water
The formal transfer of the water
works plant to the city of Sumter took
place Friday. The entire cost of the
plant was .$123.OSS.66. of which
amount $116,500 was received from
Todd Co.. of Cincinnati, from
the sale of the bonds, and the differ?
ence was paid from the cash fund of
the city on deposit in the banks. The
city did not have to borrow one cent.
The board of commissioners, con?
sisting of Messrs. H. Lee Scarbor?
ough, R. L. Edrr.u ls and W. B.
Burns, are now in charge of the plant.
Mr. C. M. Hurst, the city clerk and
recorder, is constituted by an enact?
ment of the State legislature, secretary
of this board.
Mr. Smith, formerly superintendent
of Vne plant, will remain in the city
to assist the city officials for a few
days, until arrangements can be per?
fected for the future management of
Street Commissioner White has a
force of hands at work putting down
a clay roadway on West Hampton av?
"ODOXXELL & CO., (IXC.)"
Ihe Permanency ci the Biggest Es?
tablishment o? the City Provided
for-Employes Become Stock?
The1? business of O'Donnell & Co.,
so long conducted by Mr. Xeill
O'Donnell as sole owner, has been in?
corporated under a charter granted by
the secretary of .State, and will be
known as O'Donnell & Co., (incorpo?
rated.; The total capital stock of the,
company is .$75.000, divided into 750
shares of the par value of $100 each.
The stock of the company was ali sub?
scribed for by Mr. O'Donnell and the
employes who have been longest la?
the service of the firm.
The company was organized by the
election of Xeill O'Donnell, D. W, Cut
tino and S. R. Chandler as directors.
The officers are:
Vice President-S. R. Chandler
Secretary and Treasurer-D. W.
The business will be conducted at
the same place and there will be no
change in the methods or policy that
have resulted in building it up from
a small beginning to the largest retail
mercantile establishment in eastern
South Carolina, if not in the entire
The firm of O'Donnell & Co.. was
established January 1, 18S3 and it has
been managed by Mr. O'Donnell con?
tinuously from its inception to this
Mr. Cuttino, who is secretary ana
treasurer of the corporation, has been
connected with the business since 1S87
at which time he entered Mr. O'Don?
nell's employ in the capacity of book?
keeper. This position he held for
many years, discharging his duties
with entire satisfaction to his em?
ployer. A few years ago he was pro?
moted and become assistant to Mr.
O'Donnell, with general supervision of
Mr. S. R. Chandler, the vice presi?
dent, also entered Mr. O'Donnell's em?
ploy in 1887 and for years has had.
charge of the clothing department.
In talking of the incorporation of
his business Mr. O'Donnell stated that
he had two reasons for making the
First he desired to protect his em?
ployes and customers in case of h:?
death or accident that would incapaci?
tate him for the active management e?
the business. By incorporating tfce
business he insures & permanenoy
and guarantees emplo3rment to tl
men who have assisted him in making
it a success.
The second reason was to give th
employes who had been with hha
longest an opportunity to acquire a
interest in the business and there! .
reap a share of the rewards of their
years of faithful and intelligent effort
Mr. O'Donnell stated further that hi
was very much gratified by the r -
sponse to his invitation to .his er -
ployes to take stock in the compan *.
The stock was all taken by them and
Mr. O'Donnel and no outside stock-,
holders were solicted, and it goes with?
out saying that the business under Mr.
O'Donnell's management and with the
cooperation of the members of the
company will continue to grow and
prosper in the, future as it has in the
It is a matter of congratulation to
Sumter theft the permanency of the
O'Donnell business is assured. For
some years it has been the largest es?
tablishment of the city, with a trade
extending over several counties, and
each year it has done an important
and valuable work in extending Sum?
ter's business and adding to her com?
Appalling B&siness Dene by the Local
Dispensary-County and City's
During the month of December the
business done by the county dispen?
sary totaled the enrmous sum for a
month's sales of a little more than
?18,600.00. Of this amount the profits
3f the city and county to be divided
.n equal proportions amounts to over
Possibly the most phenomenal day's
business ever transacted by the dis?
pensary was done on the 23d of De
;embez\ on which day the sales ag?
gregated 82.364.85. This was an
?nrmous day's work for the force em?
ployed at the dispensary, and it strikes
me particularly forcibly when-the day
)f ten hours is reduced to 600 minutes
md then divide the minutes into the
;um total of the day's business, which
viii show that the average number of
?ales during the day amounted to
?early $4 0.00 per minute.
The town and county will each re
?eive for their share of the net profits
>f the dispensary's . business for the
?iK\r more than $16.000,. which is
4.000.00 more than the revenue de?
lved from this source in 1904.
Leave a dollar or whatever amount
ou can spare, with Auditor Wilder
ar the Levan memorial.
Don't let your face grow old. sallow,
ollow and wrinkled. If you care at
ll for beautv **?k? HV>?Ms*cr' E . .