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WEDNESDAY, AUGUSTJI, 1909.
-ed st the PoetofBc? at Sumter, &
C, ae Second Claae Matter.
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W. J. Troublefleld?Lost or Stolen.
The First National Bank?Pro?
R. V Bel??er?Notice.
W. A. Thompson?Will ?Tou Be
Sumter Savings Bank?Special Cer?
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Chandler left
Friday for Olenn Springs where they
will ipend two weeka
Messrs. J. h. Levy, Jr.. Herbert
Perrctt and Van Cleve Parrott left
Friday afternoon for New York.
Miss E W. McLean is visiting at
Mrs. R. M. Mlkell'a.
Mrs. J 8. Hartiell, of Cheraw, is
visitIrg Miss Janle Mlkell.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, of Or?
angeburg, are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
3. R. ftmoak. on Blending street
Sheriff Epperson, who has been vis?
iting In Ashevllle and Greenville, re?
turned home Thursday.
Mrs J. C. Chandler of Columbia,
le the guest of Mrs Donald Auld.
Mrs. U R Voee. of Abbeville, and
Mrs. Robert Hill, of Monroe. N. C,
ate visiting Mrs. N. O. Oeteen on
Mr'\ h. O. Osteen returned Thurs?
day from a visit to Sullivan's Island
Mrs Armlda Moses has returned
from Sullivan's Island where she spent
Miss Elisabeth Satterwhlte return?
ed Friday from her visit of several
weeks to Virginia.
Mr. W. T. Spann returned Friday
night from Wiightsvllle Beach.
Mrs. Oeo. D. Shore has gone to
Blowing Rock, N C, for a stay of
Mrs. Mark Reynolds and daughter,
Julie, are on e visit to friends In
Mr M. Reynolds. Jr., returned on
Friday from a month's camp at Cae?
Mies Annie Brallsford. of Orange
berg. Is the guest uf Mise Ethel Car
Mrs. V. R. Oaston. of Norfolk. Va..
Is on a visit to her father, Dr. D.
Dr. <Wy E. Mills, of Spartan burg,
has gotten the Sumter spirit and will
goon move here for the practice of
Prof, and Mrs. A. C. Carson, of
Columbia, are In the city for a short
Mr. end Mrs. Oeo. L, Flicker left
yesterday on en extended trip
through the North and Canada.
The family of Mr. J. F. Bennett
have returned to the city after an
absence of a month.
Mrs. C. C. Fishburne, of Columbia,
? the guest of Mrs. W. H. Ingram.
Mr. v. h. Phclpe has gone to Har?
ris Uthla Springs for a few weeks'
Miss Nathans, of Charleston, Is vis?
iting Mra C. F. Schweiin.
Mrs. White and two children, of
Brunswick, Oa. are the guests of
Mra A. D. Her by.
Mr. S. Goldsmith, of Brunswick,
Oa. Is visiting his daughter. Mrs. A.
Miss IIa Mayers returned to her
home in Savannah Sunday, after a
pleasant visit to Mrs. Reld Ard In
Miss Agnes Scruggs returned to her
home in Oreenvllle Sunday after s
week's visit to Mrs. D. P. Kelly on
Mr. Stan Burroughs, of Herlots,
was In the city today.
Mr. R. M. Jenkins, of St. Charles,
? spent the day In town.
Mr. O. A. Lemmon has returned
frem T?te Springs. Tenn.
Mr. und Mrs. A. T. Cooper, of
Wleacky. an? spending sometime at
Mrs. J. C. Spann is visiting relati?
ves In Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Dlnklns. Mr.
and Hfl L R. I)uRant. Mr. and Mrs.
T. at aVfcsjs and I>r B. B. Hreeden,
returned Saturday night from
Wrlaht-u Ille. N. (*., where they spent
Miss Itosa I?esesne, highly ?|C0lN-to?
ed In t ' *?>clal circles of Sumter. has
returned ?.. her Iouto? in Oswego, al?
ter a month'* trawl to Seattle and
v other Western cities.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Destel, of <\.
gJBlSlS I ? "t Hundav with Mrs. Dan?
iel's parent*. Mr and Mi?. M. J. Ml
ch? u <
Mr I? M BlsSdtag Is .spending
some time in Henderso,,? Mle.
Mr Issae M. beryes, g| Mesnlsi
Is Ssendbtg a day or two in Sumter.
Miss > hubr CO eg Of, of Marlon, is
spend I n? the week with her brother
end In law. .Mr. and Mrs. .1. C.
OsSSer, Itartlette street.
Miss Jo Us Sprott. of Manning.
Who bus been on a visit l<> relS|fVft
St Oewego, 8pent Saturday In Sum?
Hartavllle, Aug. 6.?A pretty home
wedding, characterised by elegance
and simplicity, took place at the resi?
dence of Mrs. 9. P. Thomas, a few
miles from town. Wednesday after?
noon, when Miss Theo Pearl Thomas
became the wife of Mr. Vernon Bald?
win. The home was tastily decorated
with cut flowers, potted plants, etc.
The ceremony was performed In an
Impressive manner' by the bride's
pastor, Rev. H. B. Jones. The bride,
beautiful at all times, was lovely In
a traveling suit of blue, with hat and
gloves to match. She Is a charming
I young woman and has been a very
successful trained nurse for the past
.few years, with headquarters at Sum
ter. Many handsome snd useful pres?
ents were received, attesting the high
esteem la which theee young people
ere held. Midst showers of rice and
congratulations, the happy couple
boarded the 1:50 train for Wrlghts
vllle Beach, where they will spend
two weeks after which they will go
to Sumter, their future home, where
the groom is a popular engineer.
To Preach at Scotch Church.
The Rst. j. P. Marlon, pastor tf
ths Presbyterian church at Sumter,
will occupy ths pulpit of the First
(Scotch) Presbyterian church on Sun?
day, in the absence of the pastor, the
Rev. Alsx Sprunt, D. D., who Is at
Montreat N. C, enjoying a month's
rest. Hs will presch here two Sun?
days In the First Church. The Rev.
j. P. Marlon Is one of the best min?
isters In ths Presbyterian church, and
no doubt there will be a large con?
gregation to greet him on Sunday
morning. He will also be at the
Sabbath school In the afternoon and
take charge of Dr. Sprunt's Bible
class at 5:SO p. m.?News and Cour?
Mr. E. W. Dabbs passed through
the city Friday morning on his way
to Cans Savannah where he spoke
Friday at the Farmers' Union meeting
He has Just returned from a few days
tour of Saluda County. He reports a
fine time, and says that there are
some very fine cops in some parts
of Saluda County. He states that ef?
forts are being made to secure Prof.
C. I* Goodrich, of the United States
department of agriculture, to make
one or more addresses In Sumter
County within the next week or two.
What about that dog census which
The first open cotton boll of the
season was brought to town last
week. The first bale of new cotton Is
Mr. Ed Dowry, who has been added
the regular force of the postofllce, Is
now In charge of the stamp window.
Read the Sumter Savings Bank
ad. They have added another niw
feature to their banking methods.
Postmaster George D. Shore has
been appointed disbursing agent for
he United States Treasury Depart?
ment to pay out the funds appropri?
ated for the construction of the post
The local Civil Service Board held
a rural carriers' examination in the
Court House on Saturday. There were
four applicants present. The route
starts out from Oswego, S. C.
Mr. L. E. Wood, of this city, was
elected president of the Palmetto
State Stenographers' Association at
the meeting of that association In
Charleston last week.
The approaching election excites
comparatively little Interest and the
indications are that much less than a
full vote will be pol ted.
The blind tigers will begin to get
busy within a short time, since the
supply of liquor procured from the
dispensary will be 'exhausted before
many days have elapsed. The vlgilent
enforcement of the law will material?
ly *o reduce the deficit In the
City Treasury. Keep the tiger* or.
The Greeks of this city are much
wrought up about the conditions now
existing in their native land. The
young Greek proprietors of the Star
Restaurant, who are natives of the
Island of Scopelos, say that they are
leady at any call to sail home and
Agni for the defense of their natty*
Has; though they would be willing to
defend the Stars and Stripes, should
they be called upon
President Taft win pass through
Sumter when he visits this State In
the fan and there should be no treat
difficulty In arranaini to have him
make a st<?p sufficiently long for the
people of this section to pay th< h
respect*, it would be too much io
expect him to chance his schedule In
order to epend i hall day here, but
he would probabl) be clad to accept
an invitation to maht i brl< I itop of
an hour or such matter. There are
many people In Bunter and adjoining
< ountlee who would welcome an op*
portunlty to see the president andttu
esrtainty that he wauld stop in Bunt*
ti r for even a half hour would in in?
many people to toata on the day ol
his visit, The (flty t Council snd Che m
bar of Commerce would be the prop
er organizations to extend an Invi
tutlon to Mr. Tuft to stop in Sumter
several weeks ago?
CHICK WITH NO EYES.
A Wonderful Freak of Nature Was
Mr. D. F. Stoudemlre brought a
very unusual nature freak to this of?
fice Saturday, in the shape of a
small chick with no eyes. The chick
was hatched at Mr. Stoudmlre's resi?
dence on Liberty street.
He has given the chick to Mr. O.
E. Bostlck, who is noted for a freak
collector. Mr. Stoudemlre says he
raises them and Mr. Bostick sells them.
The eyeless variety of chickens are
valuable. They won't scratch up your
'POSSUM VISITS POSTOFFICE.
Getting Ready for the President It
Of all the extraordinary incidents
that occur around this city, the most
extraordinary and unusual happened
in the postofftce Thursday night about
9 o'clock. Mr. Furman Tisdale, night
clerk at the postofflce, opened the
back door of the office, and a nice fat
possum walked in. He was so well
pleased with his new quarters that he
utterly refused to depart, and conse?
quently the door was closed upon him
and he spent a pleasant night's rest
behind a box. He Is now under ar/
rest for forcing his way into govern?
ment premises, and will very prob?
ably be held, pending the arrival of
President Taft in this State In No?
It is supposed that this incident is
the shadow of the great event of the
president's visit In November.
"Coming events cast their shadows
Crazy Negro Imprisoned.
Chief Bradford arrested and lodged
In jail Malachl Howard, a colored
lunatic, who was causing some dis?
turbance on Bartlette street on
Friday. The negro was driving and
abusing his horse and raising a great
deal of noise, when Chief rode up and
asked him to get In his buggy. The
negro immediately jumped from his
wagon and got In the Chief's buggy.
The crazy man did some damage to
the top of Chief Bradford's buggy,
but very singularly allowed his hands
to be tied together.
SUMTER'S UNIQUE MONOPOLY.
London. England, July 30, 1909.
Mr. Editor: Sumter has a monop?
oly in a very curious way. and I want
to state the case. On reaching Na?
ples. I wished to send a cablegram to
a friend at home. I wrote the mes?
sage. I then addressed it to "Sumter,
South Carolina, United States of
America." The tariff on each word
In the address was thirty-one cents.
The operator looked Into a big book
I of reference, handed me the mes?
sage, and told me to re-write It ad?
dressing It simply "Sumter." I de?
murred, suggesting that It might e;o
astray. He replied that It could not,
as there was but one place in the
world named Sumter, with both a
post office and a telegraph office; so
I cut out six words in the address and
reduced the cost of the cablegram by
nearly two dollars.
Please say to my Sumter friends'
that I am here in London, getting on
finely, though I'm sure London can?
not be compared with Sumter as a
place of abode.
President Johnson, of Winthrop
College, has published the list of the
young ladles to whom scholarships
have been awarded for the year 1909
10. The scholarships for Sumter
county were awarded to Misses Irene
Bryan and Genevive Randle, who
were among the fifteen who stood
the competitive examination in June.
Col. J. J. Dargan wishes It stated
through the columns of this paper
that the picnic at the Sumter Memo?
rial Academy, of Stateburg, will be
given next Saturday. August 14th, in?
stead of the 17th, as published in the
Interest in the Y. M. C. A. is not
flagging and when the business men
come to the assistance of the young
men, who have taken the Initiativein
the movement the Association will be
placed on a sound financial footing at
Of the five applicants for the
Clemeon scholarship only one passed
the examination, Mr, Peter Dwlghl
was the successful candidate, and was
recommended to the State Board
which will in turn recommend him to
ib.- president <?r Clemeon College, it
is rather strange thai only one young
man <o11 <d five could stand this ex?
amination. There nmst be a loose
screw in the primary and seconder)
?ohoolfl <d ihis counts'.
Charleston is the olty for speedy
typewriters, All three of the medals
given b) the Palmetto state Stenog?
raphers' Association for speed In
typewriting wire won by Charles
C. C. Brown.
YOUR TRUNK IS READY!
U li lul
I HEN you get yourself a Trunk get a good one and one
I that suits you. You'll find here the best Trunks
LmmmJ mad e.
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. 1
Ihe D. J. Chandler Clothing Co.
"THE HOME OP GOOD CLOTHES."
Phone 166. - - - Sumter, S. C.
Trunks, Suit Cases, Hand Bags.
Y. IL C. A. COMMITTEE'S REPORT
Short, HJUt Enthusiastic Meeting Fri?
day loght in the Masonic Hall?Di?
A short meeting of the Y. M. C. A.
was held In the Masonic Hall Friday
night for the purpose of hearing the
report of the committee on nominat?
ing directors for the Association, and
voting on the men named by the
committee. Mr. C. C. Smith was made
chairman and Mr. W. R. Parker, sec?
retary of the meeting.
The report presented by Prof. S.
H. Edmunds, chairman of the com?
mittee, and read by Prof. R. D. Epps,
secretary of the committee, named
the following prominent men of Sum?
ter as directors of the Y. M. C. A.:
H. L. Scarborough, S. H. Ed
j munds, Bartow Walsh, J. H. Scar
.borought, W. O. Stubbs, R. I. Man?
ning, J. W. McCoy, C. C. Smith, L.
>D. Jennings, R. F. Haynsowrth, E.
C. Haynsworth, W. B. Keys, Geo. D.
Shore, C. M. Hurst, and J. D. Shir
This Board of fifteen Directors con?
sists of the ablest men in Sumter, and
the Y. M. C. A. Is to be congratu?
lated on securing these men to steer
the work of the Association.
The Board of Directors will meet
next Monday night at 8:30 o'clock
in Mr. L. D. Jennings' office.
Several short and spicy speeches
were made on the very bright pros'
pects now confronting the Y. M. C.
A. With the men chosen for direc?
tors, and with the support of the
young men, the Association is assur?
ed of success.
On motion the meeting was ad?
journed subject to the call of the
chairman of the Board of Directors.
"South Carolina Genealogies."
In The State is appearing a series
of articles written by Mr. A. S. Sal
ley. Jr., on "South Carolina Geneal?
ogies." The Pritchard and Wilkinson
families, with many of their branches,
have been the subjects of the three
papers that have been printed. Not
only are the articles of genuine his?
torical value but they should be stim?
ulative of an interest in personal and
family history, Moreover, the articles
should prove Of wide and general in
terest as it frequently happens that
they disclose to readers their descent
from or kinship with families of
which these readers have been Ignor
ant. Mr, Salley has earned a repu?
tation as one of the must accurate
and conscientious workers In bis fteld
In the country,
The article printed July 2Mb, was
?if especial Interest t.? Bdgefield read?
ers a^ it t< in of the descent of the
late Governor Francis \\*. Plckens
from tin- Wilkinson family. Every
article will appeal especially to peo?
ple in one or another part i?f the
Sumter, S. C.
E are cleaning up stock prior to
going to market. If you need anything
in Muslin Underwear now is your time to buy. This
is the opportunity to save money.
.50 M M .39
?75 M M 59?
1.03 M M .83
O'Donnell * Co.
Alabama club* Remove Locker?.
Mobile, Ala.. Auk. 8.?The Athele
tan, Mannasaas, Pidella and Elks
clubs announce that as a result of
the passage of the Carmlchael State?
wide prohibition bill by the extra
?esslon of the Legislature, tin y have
removed all lockers and stocks of
liquors t*r?'in their club bouses and
will observe the section of the lav
I Kegroee in Xew York are having
I Lincoln pennies mounts*! aa jewelry
I and call them "emancipation mon
U)ST OR STOLEN?one white male
poodle puppy. Had on green col?
lar, Dog Ltcenoe badge No. BS. Re>
ward. \v. j. Troublsfteld, at Sum?
ter Dry Goods Co.
POR BALIS Seed rye and oats, will
have see l w h? at. barley etc. later.
The Georgia legislature voted five
thousand dollars for eradicating the' Booth-Harby Livestock Co., 8-2
cattle tick In that state. 5>t.