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WE0NE80AY, AUGUST 4, 1909.
Entered at trie Postofllce at Sumter, S.
C as Second Claas Matter.
Booth-Hsrhy Live Stock Co.?For
Southern Railway? Mountain Ex?
The Bank of Sumter?Prosperity
Of the Community.
Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.?
Join the Procession.
Misses Ruth. Vivian and Annie Mo
Cullough. of Darling-ton are visiting
Mrs. C. P. Osteen.
Miss Kathleen Mercer returned on
Thursday from Columbia, where she
has been on a visit to friends and re?
Mr. George Stokes, of Lynchburg,
was In the city Friday.
Mrs. D. Dove of Rocky Mount, is
visiting relstlves In the city.
Mr. C. Guy Gunter, of Macon, Ca..
is la the city. I
Messrs. Fr?d Auld and Arthur Seay
of Rastover, attended the dance on
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hudson Baker, of
Jenson. Fla., are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
George H. Rurst.
Miss Agnes Scruggs, of Greenville
is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. D. P.
Xolley on Oakland Avenue.
Dr. J. t. Hearon returned Friday
Mr. D. W. Cuttlno and family re?
turned Friday night from the moun?
tains of North Carolin*.
Miss Hattle Lowry returned on Fri?
day from Saluda, N. C
Mr. Hampton Flowers returned
Friday from a trip to California.
Mrs. T. E. White spent Friday In
Miss Marie DuRsnt spent Friday
Mr. and Mrs. J. Chapman Huger
loft Saturday for a two months trip
through Canada, going by Charleston.
Miss Nellie Hodge, of Clemeon, 8.
C. who has been visiting her cousins,
Blanche and Sal lie Seymour.
Cm Huron street, left Friday ?f?
ft**) for her home.
Mm Mary Hall, of Booh Bill, Is
Stettin* Miss Rosa Jenkins.
Mr. J. F. Henry returned Friday
gram Sullivan'* Island.
Mrs. W. G. Stubbs returned Bator
**/ from the Isle of Ms**
gfr. Joseph M. Chandler has retuvn
after ten day*' ***y et T?te
Mr. C. A. Brunne* Im* teturoed
Mr. J. D. Bolltan, oi Keeahaw, B
Op, was ta fhe elty Friday on busl
I fers. E C. MeKagen. Who has bean
tmttlng her son. Mr. W. J. MeBagen,
4| Blshopville. has returned to Sum
Mr David McOrsw, who has) bean
totting friends and resmtiwes hi this
ggass, returned to hie hoass la An
dhrson Saturday morning
Mrs H J. Istwrenoe hew returned
ggf?\ Brogdoa. where aha has beaa
?JgHlng her brother. Ms. J. V. Brog
Mrs. Oscar J. Keep, of Jack son
vfDe. Fla.. Is visitin? her mother, Mrs.
9. r. Dove.
Mr. Fred Nlgles has rsturaed home
from Florence, where he has ben visi?
ting for several weeks.
Mr. H. A. Moses left Saturday
fa* Mountain Lake, Md., to spend sev?
Mr. and Mrs. Will T. Costln left
Saturday evening for the Isle of
Fatms. Mr. Costln says he expects to
stay untd his money gives out and if
he Is wsnted by any of his friends or
customers they can writs to him at
Mr. and Mrs. J. Harry Spann have
gone to Torkvllle to spend several
weeks with relatives. From York
vllle they will go to Clover where they
will make their home In the future.
Mr. Spann having accepted the prln
vdpalshlp of the Clover graded school.
Their many friend* In this city regret
their departure from Sumter.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. M. Barrett left
this morning for Myrtle Beach to visit
their brother. Mr. A. W. Barrett.
Mr. and Mm J H. Hicks left on
Monday for Sullivan's Island.
Mr. and Mr*. I). W. Brown are
apendlng some time at Sulllvun's Is?
Mr. A. F. Doty, of Clarendon, spent
a while In the city Monday.
Mr. Rodger DuBose, of Clarendon,
was In the city Monday.
Mrs. F. J. Henry and daughter,
Dorothy are spending the summer at
Mr and Mrs. W. B. Burns returned
Saturday from Poston, Mass., where
they spent the month of July.
Mr Gaorgg O. Cooper, of Mayes
Vllls. spent Mondsy In the city.
On last Wednesday, July 28, Mr.
Thomas Rich, of Clarendon, and Miss
Annie Bradwell of this city were
quietly united In marriage by Rev. M.
F. Peckham, pastor of the Christian
Mr. Rich is one of Clarendon Coun?
ty's most highly esteemed young men.
Miss Bradwell Is the eldest daughter
of Mr. Robert Bradwell of this place
and Is a very amiable young lady.
The best wishes of their numerous
friends attend them.
A SERIOUS OFFENSE.
James Glover Arrested and Commit?
ted to Jail on the Charge of At
tempting Criminal AsHault.
James Glover, colored, was arrested
Monday and committed to Jail on
warrant charging him with attempt?
ing to commit a criminal assault on
a negro woman, on Saturday night on
South Sumter street, near the city
Glover was arrested by Officers Mc
Kagen and William at the^depot as
he was in the act of leaving the city
on the train for Camden. When ar?
rested Glover told the officers that
they had the wrong man, that there
were other Jim Glovers in Sumter
that he knew nothing about the wo?
man, and nothing about the alleged
assault, but before he reached the
guard house he admitted that he had
had seme trouble with the woman
and made some sort of explanation
of the affair that did not satisfactori?
ly explain away the charges the wo?
man makes and the evidence she of?
fers in support of her personal testi?
The case looks very serious for
Glover, in view of the fact that the
penalty for attempted criminal as?
sault is now death by hanging, with
no alternative. His own testimony Is
almost as damaging as that of the
woman and there are several others
who are ready to go Into court and
testify that they heard the woman
screaming at the time and place at
which ehe alleges the assault was at?
Glover will^be given a preliminary
within the next few days, before Re?
corder Hurst, If the alleged crime was
committed within the limits of the
city, or before Magistrate Harby if
eommlttsed outside the city.
TV TUB RECORDER'S COURT.
Two asses wore brought before the
Recorder os Monday through the
good work of Policsmsn W. ?. Tre?
ble. A. D. Owens. Q. J. Williams aad
r. G. Pierson Sunday night.
The Erst aaaa was City vs. Jim Me
Jr.. Fred leases, aad William
ail colored, efcsrgst with
rambling with dice. McLean plead
guilty aad waa aoQalttod. James
plead guilty aad wes) gaed til or to
ad case mas City vs. Boos*
er Dosier, Oeborne Porter, Jam?
Thomas and James Smith, all color?
ed; charged with gambling with dice.
Dosier aad Thomas plead guilty and
were toed, til aad 111 respectively
or It days each. Smith and Porter
plead aot guilty aad were acquitted.
com* on doorstep
Jon Waiss Finds Gruesome Reminder
Of Warning to Laave Uie City
From The Dally Item, Jury 31.
A few days subsequent to the
shooting of Edward E. Petit by Joe
Wells at the store of the letter on
Manning avenue. Wells received, by
special delivery, a letter warning him
to leave the city and not to return.
The letter stated that the order wes
given by twelve men of Sumtir and
that they would see to it that he
obeyed orders. Wells paid no atten?
tion to the letter and went about his
business as usual. The ten days ex
'plrcd last night and this morning
when Wells opened his door he found
a small coffin on the steps. There was
no letter with the coffin, but Web?
concluded that it had ben placd there
b> the authort gf .he letter of warn?
ing previously received and was con?
siderably worried thereby. He notified
Chief Of Police Bradford, and asked
that he be given protection. The po?
lice will take the necessary steps to
afford Wells the protection needed
and It Is not thought that he will be
lnterferred with further.
There Is no du?? to the lndentlty of
th?? sender of the letter and so far no
one has given any Information that
will lend to the discovery Of the per?
sons who placed the cortln on Well's
A Good Catch.
There was | very enjoyable tish fry
at White's. Mill Thursday evening, and
a large catch was secured. Every
on., present had a most delightful
time. Among those who attended
were Messrs. A. A. Strauss, J. C.
Strauss, Marlon Molse, Dr. Booth and
TU F. CAPITAL HIGHWAY.
Tlte Chamber of Commerce Appoints
u Committee to Mukc a Full Invest?
igation, Obtain Estimate of the Cost
ana Confer With a Similar Commit?
tee from lUchlnnd County.
The meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce, which was held at 5
o'clock Thursday afternoon in the in?
terest of. the proposed highway be?
tween this city and Columbia, was at?
tended by a number of members and
a lively interest was manifested. A
movement having as its subject the
Improvement of the public roads of
Sumter County appears with force to
the business men of Sumter, and the
plan to re-establish Garner's ferry
and construct a first-class highway
connecting Sumter with Columbia
seems to have aroused jshhUsiial in?
The matter was discussed generally
and the unanimous sentiment of the
meeting was that if it is possible to
secure this road the city of Sumter
and the county of Sumter should not
hesitate to do their full part and pay
their full share.
The discussion was altogether of
a general nature for the reason that
there was no definite Information be?
fore, the meeting as to the probable
cost of the road, and it was therefore
i impossible to attempt to outline any
plan of action or to formulate any
proposition to be submitted to Rich
land county. The sense of the meet?
ing was embodied in a resolution pro?
vided for the appointment of a com?
mittee consisting of five members of
the Chamber of Commerce and Coun?
ty Supervisor Pitts to confer with a
similar oommittee from Richland
county, investigate the cost of the pro?
posed road and ferry, determine the
most practicable route and have a
preliminary survey made by a com?
petent engineer who shall make an
estimate of the cost of the necessary
embankment and bridges through
Chairman Manning appointed on
this committe Dr. J. A. Mood, L, D.
Jennings, H. J. Harby, H. O. Osteen,
J. R. Llgon and Supervisor P. M.
NEGRO SHOOTS NEGRO.
Row et Ice-Creem Festival Results In
One Being Shoe end Another Being
Friday night at a negro lce-oream
festival on Mr. W. L. Oeteen'e place
near Tlndal's, Cicero Harvln ehot
Delgar Fort and seriously wounded
The row bed a very little trifle for
e beginning. Fort took Harvln's fan
from bias and struck him In the face.
That angered him, but before be had
time to defend himself about a half
dosen men wsre on him, trying to kill
; him It seemed, pa ehot to protect
himself, end the bullet took elect In
Fort's side. The extent of the Injury
Is not known yet. Only one bullet
wee fired though there were tw> emp?
ty cartridges in the pletol. Harvln's
head end hand are cut very badly,
and be Is in bad shape, He wee con
tned in a barn till the deputy sheriff
could bring him to this city and pat
hisa In prison.
Severe Shock Bringe Down Walls
Weakened by Previous Shock-?
Thirteen Shocks in Thirty Hour*.
Mexico City, July 81.?Mexico City
was again severely bumped by an
earthquake today. A shock more se?
vere than any yet experienced rocked
the city for one minute and forty sec?
onds. The first faint swaying come
at 12:48 p. m., but the nevous people
needed nothing more than the slight?
est tremble to send them pouring out
into the streets.
The shock grew In intensity at the
end of the first thirty seconds and
suddenly shifted the direction of its
No great damage was done, though
many walls which had been weaken?
ed by the three shocks of yesterday
fell, while innumerable public and
other buildings were cracked.
The National Palace suffered con?
siderably, as also the war office,
chamber of ambassadors and other
sections of the handsome buildings.
The Cathedral was one of the large
offices whose walls suffered openings.
Reports from Guerrera declare that
in Acapulco the largest and strongest
buildings were rased by yesterday's
tremors, and that there has been
property loss throughout that section.
At Acapulco the custom house with
Its ware house, the military barracks
and a number of other prominent
building! were absolutely destroyed,
while the municipal palace suffered
Thirteen earthquakes within thirty
hours have been registered by the
From tne time the earth began to
move in the valley yesterday morning
at 7:14 o'clock until the quivers ceas?
ed vt 12:48 O'clock today, Mexico City
was Shaking SVery two or three hours.
Six upheavals have been of such
strength as to be felt by the people.
While seven have been felt only by the
YOUR TRUNK IS READY!
HEN you get yourself a Trunk get a good one and one
i YY : that suits you. You'll find here the best Trunks
Loom i i ii made.
Steamer Trunks, Dress Trunks, Men's Trunks,
Women's Trunks, Trunks for Everybody.
Sizes 30 to 38 Inches.
$4.00, $5.00, $7.50, $9.00, $10.00 up to $18.50.
RING your Trunk, Suit Case and Hand Bag requirements here and
see how well we fill the bill.
TheD.J.Chandler Clothing Co.
"THE HOME OF GOOD CLOTHES."
Phone 166. - - Sumter, S. C.
Trunks, Suit Cases, Hand Bags.
Mannlag Xews Note?.
Manning, Aug. 2.?One of the most
delightful and enjoyable events of the
summer season we* the lawn party
tendered by Hisses Moselle and Mar?
tha Alderman on the beautiful and
spacious grounds adjoining the mag?
nificent residence of that captain of
Industry, Mr. D. W. Alderman, at Al?
colu on Friday evening.
The charming and beautiful hos?
tesses with their usual hospitality,
which Is proverbial, made the even?
ing psss as If Mercury was present
and Indeed It waa an craning "all too
swiftly sped." It was a clear, bright
moonlight night and our old friend,
the man In the moon nevsr looked
down upon a fairer eight of beautiful
maidens and brave gallants.
Refreshments of lee cream, cake
and punch were served and the
grounds rang with merriment.
The following guests were present:
Mlsess Mattle. OussU and Yallye Ap?
pend Vdna aad Louise Brockinton,
Vallie and Mlna Blanchard, Lucile
Tseman, Lucy Johnson, Helen Thames.
Mattle Vennlng, Pet, Pauline and Beu
lsh Wilson, Claude Wright, of Man?
ning, and Mlssss Belle Plowden, Mat?
tle Beard, of Alcolu; Meisrs. Brad?
ford, Ingram, Brad hem, William Duf?
fle, Ll H. and W. G. Harvin, Jr., H. H.
and Leard Hugglns, Jake Iseman, Ed?
win Johnson, Fred L?e?sne, S. O.
O'Sir^n, T. Howie, Wallace Plowden,
Covert Plowden, Julian and Milton
Weinberg, Edward and George W.
Williams, and Ingram Wilson, of
Manning, and Messrs. Paul and David
Alderman and Rex Rice, of Alcolu.
Mesdames A. Sand and C. S. Rigby
are at Glenn Springs.
Misses Frances Davis and Julia
Spratt are in Knoxville, Tenn:, and
from thence will include In their Iti?
nerary the streams and mountains
Mr*;. Pearl Robson, who has been
visiting her parents, Capt. and Mrs.
A. H. Breeden, has returned to her
Mrs. T. M. Mouzon and her son.
Theodore will spend the remainder
of the summer at Pawley's island.
Dr. George L. Diekson and family
are at Black Mountain, N. C.
Dr. E. M. Carson who has held B
very responsible position at the Mount
returned to Manning, his hosts of
Banal Hospital. New York City has
friends welcome "the return of the
It Is a serious matter for negro
?amblers to shoot dice for live cents
a corner, for, when convicted, they
go to the chain gang, If they haven't
the money to pay a stiff line. They
are much more apt to be arrested
When they indulge their sporting pro?
clivities than more respeetible gam?
blers who play poker for high stakes.
1 he negroes haven't the conveniences
nor the means for hedging themselves
about so that detection and arrest are
difficult and troublesome, hence one
O'DONNELL 6 CO.
Vacation Sale of
96 Sheets Linen Paper worth 25c
50 Linen Envelopes worth 20c
A Limited Quantity Only!
1>U gambler is arrested to a score of
negro crap shooters, but poker play?
ing for large stakes goes on with as
meat regularity as orap shooting for
Bicycle Road Raca soon.
Everybody who has sporting blood
iu him will be delighted to learn that
Mr. H. U Tisdale will arrange for a
three-mile bicycle race In the early
fall. The exaet date has not yet I.e. n
There will be several prizes given,
among which will be one, If not more
than one. bicycle. Mr. Tisdale ex?
pect! to arrange to get prizes from
the firm he represents and thus raise
the number of prizes.
This event will be the only one of
its kind this season. If you are inter
1 st* d. let Mr. Tisdale know. Make it
the season's biggest sporting feature.
A strong Y. M. C. A. for Sumter
is a Certainty. The movement hns
?truck 1 popular chord and the young
men are eager for it.
There are a number of candidates
for the position of Health Officer.