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SATUROAY, AU8UST 7? 1909.
Enter**) et the Foatofllce at Sumter, 8.
C, am Second Claas Matter.
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ODonnell A Co.?Mid-Summer
Mr?. J. F. W. DeLorme. Miss Edith
DeLorme. Mrs. L. J. Markey art the
Misse? Jam** have gone to Tryon. K<
C, for the remainder of the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith, of
Greenville, are on a visit to Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Scott, on Church street.
Mrs. C. 8 Curtis and children have
returned after * pleasant visit to the
family of Mr. George Curtis, of Pax
Mr. 0, 8. Curtis spent Sunday at
Mr. and Mrs H. M. Sanders have
returned from Danhury. N. C. They
were accompanied by Miss Ada Al?
len, of Wlnston-Salem.
Mr. Jerome V. Wilson returned on
Tuesday from Olenn Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. N. I* Oregg, of Nor?
folk. Va,. left Monday for Florerice,
after spending a few days with their
sister. Mrs. A. E. Gregg, of this c ty.
Mrs. J. Gregg, of Florence, who
hae been visiting her daughter, Mrs.
A. E. Uregg. returned home Monday.
She was accompanied by her grand
? daughter. Miss Louise Gregg.
Mr. J. D. Gregg returned to his
home In Florence Monday.
Mrs, K C. Harvey and two child?
ren, of Holly Hill, are visiting rela?
tives In the city.
Mies Sal dee Davlii who has been
spending sometime with her sister.
Mrs. 8. H. Edmunds, has gone to
Darlington, on a visit
Misses Ethel Lawrence and Lizzie
Brltton returned Monday from a
ten day's stay at Glenn Springs,
Mr. Eugeie Hogan Is spending a
few days at Blythewood.
Miss Etta Cuttlno and Mrs. W. O.
Bradford left Tuesday for a two
weeks stay In Saluda.
Miss Eunice Lachlcotte returned to
Columblii Tuesday after a few weeks
visit to Mrs. Archie China.
Mr. W. B. Boyle hi .a gone to Glenn
8prlngs to sjend a wees: or ten days.
Mrs. G. II. Burgess, little James
and Raymon i have returned home on
West Libert) street after an extend?
ed visit i.o Ohmn, Mouson and Kings
Miss Mary Belle Burgess is spend?
ing some time with relatives at Lake
City and Mouxon's.
Mr. I. Nelson Brunson. of Orange
btrg. has accepted a position with
the Wltherspoon Bros. Furniture Co.,
and will be glad to meet any of his
Sumter friends at the store, at any
Mr. J. H. McCollum has gone to
New York In Interest of the Shaw
and McCollum Mercantile Co.
Mr. end Mrs. Jno. L. Alnutt left
Wednesday for the North. Mr. Alnutt
will close the contract for the complete
construction of the gas works while
away on this trip
Mine Theo Rothols returned to her
home in Darlington Wednesday, after
spending several days with Mr. ar.d
Mrs. V H Phelps. of this city.
Mrs. J. J. Barrett and children
left Wednesday for New York via
Mr. Leop Straus* has returned from
Waynesvllle, S. C.
Mrs. C. W. McGrew and children
returned Wednesday from a few days'
visit to relatives In Calhoun County.
Mrs, J. C- Dove, Miss Bessie Dove,
Mrs. O. J. Keep and Mis* Pauline
Dove have gone to Saluda, N. C.
Mr and Mrs. P. P. Finn left Mon?
day afternoon for Washington. New
Tork and other points North.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Brown and Ml*s
Myrtla Brown, of Columbia, are visit?
ing Mrs. P. P. Finn on Harvln St.
Mrs. Clark and Miss Nina Smith,
of Elloree, spent a few hours In the
city Wednesday night on their way to
Mrs, W. S. Htack. of Elloree, was
In the city Thursday.
Misses Jennie and Alice Owen have
returned from a visit to Pawley's Is?
Messrs. T. E. White. Q. E. Bruner.
T. H and H. A. Slddall. and E. K.
Friar, have gone on a fishing trip
down In Dorchester County.
Mr. Ed Lowry, who has been locat?
ed In Anderson, for some time, has
accepted a position as clerk In the
Master Hyrum and Earl Wood, of
Connie Maxwell Orphanage, are
spending their vacation with their sis?
ter. Mrs. P. R. May, Jr.
Mrs. Thomss Allen and Miss Lily
Bee, of Charleston, are visiting Mrs.
J. C. Multoy, on Church street.
PATHFINDERS MEET BOARD.
Assembled at County Commissioners'
Office Tuesday?Discussed Pro
posed Highway With Prominent
After dinner Tuesday the scout
car party from Columbia and the lo?
cal committee met at the commis?
sioners' office with Mr. P. M. Pitts,
County Supervisor; Commissioners J.
I. Brogdon and Frank Thomas; Hon.
R. I. Manning, president of the
Chamber of Commerce; Mr. John R.
Sumter, clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners; Mr. A. B. Stuckey.
Judge Richardson and Mr. L. I. Par
rott, clerk of court.
The proposed Sumter-Columbia
highway was discussed in all Its
phases, but no definite action can be
taken until the survey and estimate
of cost is made. The representatives
trora both Sumter and Richland
Counties are deeply interested and in
earnest about the proposed highway.
The Richland delegation met with a
very cordial reception.
Early Morning Fire.
Tuesday morning about 1 o'clock the
alarm of Are was sent In from box
No. 36. It proved to be the Emanuel
church parsonage, colored, on South
Main street, occupied by its pastor,
Rev. Hanna. This was a two-story
wooden structure and while it had
been raining the greater portion of
the night. It did not seem to have
much effect, and the fire was under
strong headway, when the depart?
ment arrived. But their usual good
work kept the flames within it*
bounds. Had it not been for such
quick response, no doubt, several
buildings would have been burned, in?
cluding the oil mill, as it was only a
few feet from the burning building.
A good portion of the furniture was
saved. Some insurance was carried
also. The orlgfn of the Are is not
Mayor Gilbert and Alderman Mc
Clannaghan and Cohen, of Florence,
spent Tuesday In the city looking over
the sewerage system and gathering
information relative to the cost of the
system and the methods of construct
ten that were found satisfactory here.
Clerk and Treasurer Hurst gave them
all the figures and other detailed in?
formation from the books of the
Sewerage Commission and of the city,
and Chairman R. F. Ha. nsworth, of
the Sewerage Commission took the
Florence committee over the city and
explained the plan of the system, and
at the same time answered all ques?
tions relative to the manner In which
the commission had conducted the
work of construction. The experience
of this city In building a sewerage
system cannot but be of great value
to Florence for the reason that the
conditions In Florence as well as In
all other towns in this section of the
State are somewhat similar and what
applies to one applies to all. The
City Council of Florence will jump
blind-folded into the construction of
a sewerage system and the visit here
Is for the purpose of obtaining In?
formation at first hand covering all
Messrs. P. T. Hayne, of Greenville,
and H. P. Duvall, of Cheraw, were In
the city Tuesday attending a meeting
of a sub-committee of the committee
on the division of the Diocese, ap?
pointed at the last meeting of the
Diocesan council. Mr. R. I. Manning
Is the other njember of the committee
attending. Rev. A. R. Mitchell, the
fourth member, being in Europe at
present. The sub-committee which
met here has only the financial and
georgraphical aspects of the proposed
division to consider and will formu?
late a report with recommendations
to the full committee, which will
meet in the fall.
Mr. E. W. Dabbs, President of the
Farmers' Union, of Sumter County
has had several pressing Invitations
to go Into four counties to make
speeches at union rallies, but he has
been able to accept but one? to Sa
luda County. He went there Tuesday
to make three speechs, between Sil?
ver Street and Johnston's.
The seout cars arrived here at 4:15.
In the Bulck touring car were Mc
Davld Horton, of the Record, S. H.
Owens. Supervisor of roads for Rich
land. T. H. Auld, Eastover, A. J.
Klnt. driver. Those In the Brush
runabout were Pelzer Youngblood,
circulation manager of the Record
and W. R. Flshburne, driver.
The Sumter Telephone Company
will order a common battery within
ten dayr or two weeks. This battery,
which they will Install In about three
months, will do away with the small
batteries which are now required for
every telephone In residence or office.
The operators In the central otllee will
connect the wires with the common
battery when the line Is In use. The
cost of this Improvement will be about
The Boyle Live Stock Company Is
erecting a large building on East Lib?
erty street oj ooslte the company's
present quarters. This building will
be one of th? largest In Sumter. The
company's Increasing business out?
grew its old quarters.
PROPOSED ROADWAY SURVEY.
Committee of Autoists Meet With
County Commissioners Concerning
Expense of Survey.
A committee consisting of Dr. J.
A. Mood, Hon. R. I. Manning, Mr. J.
. Ligon, Mr. L. D. Jennings and H.
. Osteen were appointed at the
meeting of the automobllists of Sum?
ter last Friday evening to confer with
the County Commissioners about the
proposed highway from Sumter to
Columbia. This committee met with
the Commissioners Tuesday and pre?
sented the matter to them. The
County Board was asked to pay one
alf the cost of a preliminary survey
f the proposed roadway through the
swmap, if Tiichland County pays the
other half. After a thorough consid?
eration the commissioners decided to
bear half of the expenses. The sur
ey will be made soon.
The proposed roadway will very
probably go by way of Garner's
Ferry, though the exact route has not
been decided upon.
HE LIQUOR ELECTION MATTER.
Messrs. (.race and Holman Add An?
other Ground to Their Motion for a
Charleston, Au?. 5.-A mild in?
terest was manifested here yesterday
n the effort being made by Messr.-.
1'hn P. Grace and W. A. Holman t<>
"ovtire a restraining order to prevent
he election set for August 17 on the
iquor qutstion, but no information of
any value was obtainable, neith-^ (if
?Me aitorneys in question having re
rurned trom Lancaster, where they
appealed before Chief Juctice Ira B.
Jones It appears that Thomas M.
Jell loo. ;he yard conductor of the
S->uthtrn Railway, who appears as
the petitioner against the election
commissioners for in Is county, is a
a >usln Df Mr. Grace, lie was on Sul?
livan's Island yesterday, and could
not be reached conveniently. Nobody
appears to know what there Is back
A Mi- undertaking. The attorneys
have added still another ground upon
which to base their motion as will
appear from the following story re?
ceived from Lancaster last night:
"Lancaster, August 4.?The Char?
leston lawyers, Messrs. Holman and
Grace, who appeared before Chief
Justice Jones here lust evening for a
rule to show cause in a case involving
an attack on the constitutionality of
the recent statute closing the dispen?
saries and providing for an election on
August 17, added a third ground to?
day to their charge of unconstltutlon
allty, namely, that the Act is class
legislation, in that 24 counties are
given the right to hold election auto?
matically every four years, while the
one election only Is given the remain?
ing counties. The two grounds urged
last evening, as published in today's
News and Courier, It will be recalled,
are: 1st, that the statute in question
violates the article In the constitution
requiring the subject of an Act to be
expressed in the title. 2d. That it is
It is stated that the courts may de?
clare that section of the Act relating
to the election of August 17 uncon?
stitutional without invalidating the
rest of the Act, In which event State?
wide prohibition would obtain, as
stated in the dispatch from Lancaster
printed in The News and Courier yes?
Drowned Near Boston.
Samuel C. Lee, colored, a son of
the late Sam Lee, of this city, who at?
tained considerable prominence as a
political leader during the recon?
struction, was drowned in Mann's
Pond, at Sharon, near Boston, Mass.,
Sunday afternoon. He lost his life In
the attempt to save a friend, who
could not swim and had gotten be?
yond his depth. The body ar?
rived in this city Friday morning and
the interment was made in the
Communication of Eastern Star.
Manning, Aug. 5.?The Order of
the Eastern Star, the female branch
of the A. F. M., held their regular
communication Tuesday evening at 8
o'clock, and conferred the degrees
upon Messrs. S. R. Sprott and J. W.
Thames. Although quite subdued, af?
ter the ordeal they are still here In
the land of the living.
The foundation of the new post
office Is now being laid. This build?
ing will be one of the most expensive
buildings In the city, and will be one
of th* finest postofflce buildings in the
Jim Glover, the negro who was ar?
rested Monday on charge of attempt?
ed assault, was given a preliminary
hearing before Recorder Hurst Wed?
nesday, and bound over to the next
term of criminal court of Sumter
Mr. G. W. Reardon exhibited at the
Item office Thursday a hen egg of un?
usual size, which he stated was laid
In his yard, ami that It turns the scale
at four ounces. The mother of the
egg was bought with others that came
to market and so far as he knows Is
of ordinary barnyurd stock.
YOUR TRUNK IS READ i1
_i i i i i i i i_
W, HEN you get yourself a Trunk get a good one and one
that suits you. You'll find here the best Trunks
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.
TARIFF BILL DEBATED.
SENATORS EXPRESS THEIR
VIEWS AT NIGHT SESSION.
Interest Lags at Day Session, But iu
The Evening the Speakers Warm to
Their Subjects?Cummins Criticises
The Bill and Praises Taft?Interest
Centres In the Vote on the Report
Washington, August 4.?Small in?
terest was shown In the tariff dehnte
in th senate today, but a night ses?
sion ?. as necessary to allow "progr *s
sl\e" senators an opportunity to eK
1 ress their views on the tariff bill.
Most of the speeches during the
day were heard by only a handful of
senators, while the galleries had but a
sprinkling of visitors. * Interest now
seems to centre on the vote on the
confeience report, which will betak?
en at 2 p. m. tomorrow.
C onferences among senators were
numerous. Several times Vice Presi?
dent Sherman found it necessary to
call the body to order and to insist
that conversation be discontinued.
The effect of the maximum and
minimum provision of the measure,
as agreed upon by the conferees, was
the chief subject of discussion during
the afternoon. Senator Beveridge
undertook to show that Senator Aid
rich interpreted the language as re?
ported by the conferees as practical?
ly guaranteeing all the results that
could be obtained through the instru?
mentality of a tariff commission. Sen?
ator Hale argued that exactly the op?
posite purpose was in the minds of
the house conferees, whose views had
been adopted. He insisted that they
carefully avoided giving any author?
ity to the president by which he could
gather information on which another
revision of the tariff could be based.
From the committee on finance Mr.
Aklrich reported a resolution by
which, as soon as the conference re?
port has been voted on, the hide and
leather schedule will be corrected; it
is Intended to meet the views of
Western senators, who demanded
lower duties on products manufactur?
ed from leather.
It looked as If the senate had gone
on a "strike" when the hour to reas?
semble arrived tonight. Senator
Smoot at once called for a quorum.
It was the first time during the long
tariff debate that dihlculty was ex?
perienced in the senate in obtaining
a quorum. Senator Aldrich was
among the absent.
After nearly half an hour had pass?
ed with a quorum still lacking. Sen?
ator Nelson moved that the sergeant
at-arms be Instructed to send for ab?
Senator Lodge finally entered the
chamber, making a quorum, and the
c raer to bring in the absentees was
Senator Cummins, of Iowa, was the
Ihs. speaker at the evening session.
Sumter, S. C.
j \X7" |E are cleaning up stock prior to
going to market. If you need anything
RmmmmmmmhnhmI ' 0
in Muslin Underwear now is your time to buy. This
is the opportunity to save money.
.25 L'd's Drawers .19
.50 " M .39
7 5 4 4 44 . 59
1.00 " " .83
O'Donnell * Co
The tariff has been reduced, Cum
ntlUf said, on iron and steel products
more than on any other schedu'e in
"And yet," he declared, "so far as
tne people who buy Iron and steel are
concerned, they would havo been
quite as well off if there had been no
He Pttacked various schedules oi
the measure es affording no reiiof to
? he American consumer.
To a depra/ed taste, sweet Is bit?
The United States senate passed &
bill to permit the construction of a
dam across the Savannah river from
Edgefield County to the Georgia side.
Considerable interest is felt in
Union and Spartanburg over the rr?
mor, which seems to be well founded
that a trolley line will be begun soon
between those two cities by way ot
I OH SALE?Seed rye and oats, will
have seed wheat, barley etc., later.
Booth-Harby Livestock Co., 8-2