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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25. 1909.
At tlx) Postonlec at Sumter, S.
t\. aa Mcood Claaa Matter.
The D. J. Chandler Clothing Co.?
Negligee Shir s.
sumter Clothing Co.?Fine Tailor?
*r H. H.
Horton, auditor of
Lancaster county. Is visiting his sis?
ter. Mrs. J. O. Wltherspoon.
lira. Rabb and daughter. Ethel,
left Friday afternoon for Hot Springs,
Miss Addle DuBose went to Char?
leston Saturday on a visit.
Mrs. Howard Crowson and two
children hr.va gone to Raleigh. N. C.
on a t^ weeks' visit.
Mr. R. 8. Moiee went to Sullivan's
Mrs. Tom Williams, Jr., and Mrs.
Thea. Allen, of Charleston, who have
been visiting in the city, went to the
Isle of Palms to spend Sunday.
Mr. J. R. Bracey returned Friday
night from a business trip tp Char?
Mies Mamie Nssl left Friday after?
noon for a visit to Manning. ,
Mr. J. L. Alnutt has returned from
g busleee trip to Philadelphia.
Mr. Jas, F. Glenn has returned
from Glenn Springs
Mr. Van Cleve Parrott has return?
ed from New Tork.
The following are spending a few
days In the city: From Manning,
D. 8. Porter. Rosemary; 8. M. Mathis.
Mrs T. Mouson and Miss Clara Wil?
liams; Me?irs. P. C. Westmoreland,
Lynchburg. W. A. Thomas, Clemson
College; H. M. Rutledge, Charleston;
D. & Porter, Roeemsry; 8. M. Mthls.
Mr. John Owen, of Oranegburg, Is
in the city. \
Mrs. H. E Stoppelbelm and Miss
Mar:/ 8toppelbelm left Saturday
Dr. Plummer Clark went to Man?
ning Friday for a few days' stay.
Mrs. K W. Hurst went to Charles?
Messrs. J. W. Rhame and Louis
Weinberg, prominent merchants of
Paavllls. are in Sumter stopping at
the Jervey House.
Bon. O. C. Scarborough, of Sum
merton. was in the city Saturday.
Mr. W. D. McLeod. of Oswego,
spent Monday In town.
Mrs H. L Benbow Is spending the
week with friends and relatives In
Misses Mabel and Edna Davis, ot
Summerton. have been the attractive
guests of Mrs. H. L Benbow for the
past two weeks.
Mr. Leon Davis, of Summerton,
spent Sunday night In the city on his
way home from college at Atlantic
Mrs. J. R. Broadway Is spending s
few days with relatives In Darlington.
The following visitors spent Sunday
very pleasantly In the city Messrs. C.
O. Cooper, Alcolu; J. J. and J. M.
8curry. Georgetown; W. J. Dunn and
wife, Camden; R. H. Ferrlll, Harts
vtlle; Geo. M. 8tuckey. Bishopvllle.
Mr. G. Strauss, a highly esteemed
and popular traveling salesman out
of Atlanta. Is stopping at the Hotel
Mr W. E. Jenklnson. of Manning,
was In the city Monday.
Mrs. W. B. Burns went to Spartan
Mrs. J. Z. Hearon has returned
from Hendersonvllle. where she spent
Messrs. E. Sidney White and Geo.
Archer went to Columbia Monday.
Messrs. Julian Levy and H. C. Par?
rott have returned from New York.
Mr and Mrs. L L Hunter return?
ed to the city Sunday.
M. L Smith. Esq.. of Camden, was
In the city Monday.
Mr and Mrs. W. M. Wolfe left
on Mondsy for Memphis, where
they will visit for a while.
Miss Nellie Chandler spent Monday
Mr V. H. Phelps has returned
from a two weeks' stay at Harris
Miss Mamie Chandler is visiting
friends in Manning.
Miss Alice Hill, of Wisacky, spent
Monday In the city.
Miss Lillian Odom, of Florence,
was in the city Monday.
Mr. Fruni Telcher has returned
from the mountains of North Caro?
Rev. R. K. Tlmmons. of Union
Seminary. Richmond, Va.. Is visiting
his brother. Mr. H. la Tlmmons.
Mr D I-. Kumbo. of t'hester, is In
the tlty for a few days' stay.
Mr. H. F. Epperson, of Pin??;.I,
was in the city on bsuiness Monday.
Miss Louise Simmons, of Charles
SM* ? ISS StlfSSMfl guest of Mieses
Mamie and Hattle Nelson on Church
TIGER GOES TO GANG.
McDowell James Receive* Sixty-Day
Sentence for Storing and Sidling
McDowell James, colored, . who
lives on Manning avenue, was arrest?
ed Friday night by Officers Barwick
and Trlhble for selling liquor and was
caught with the goods. When the ar?
rest was made, the house was search?
ed and a gallon and a half of corn
liquor found and seized.
The officers having positive proof
of James having sold a half pint, he
plead guilty to the charge of selling
liquor whjjp arraigned before Record ?
; er Hurst Saturday, but denied that he
made a business of selling It. He
declared that he ordered the liquor
from Virginia for personal use and
that he had drunk all he received ex?
cept the single one-half pint which
he had sold, as a matter of accommo?
dation, to a friend. It was proven
that James had received three ship?
ments of three gallons each within
the past two weeks, but when this
evidence was sprung on him he did
not so much as bat an eye, but swore
that he had drunk it all himself.
Recorder Hurst adjudged him
guilty of both counts and imposed
the following sentence: $30 or 60
days for selling liquor and $50 or 30
days for storing liquor for sale.
James took the days and will build
roadg for Supervisor Pitts.
Police Capture Four Gallons While
The police took a long shot on
Monday when they seised four gal?
lons of corn whiskey which James
Toung. a hackman. was transporting
from the express office to the house
of one Glenn West, colored. The liq?
uor was consigned to Merriman
Weathers^ for Olsnn West, and up to
the time of the seizure there had
been no effort to sell any of it The
horse and hack of James Toung were
seized along with the liquor and ta?
ken to the guard house, but were
subsequently released. No charges
have been entered on the docket
against Toung, Weathers or West,
and the case will be held In abey?
ance until more evidence or a better
understanding of the law is obtained.
There seems to be considerable dif?
ference of opinion as to the law and
there Is some hesitancy in pushing the
prosecution of suspected blind tigers
to the extreme.
Moonlight Picnic at "Shady Side."
On Friday evening quite a num?
ber of Sumter's young folks gathered
together at one of the most pleasant
moonlight picnics held this summer.
The picnic was arranged by Miss
Lola Brown In honor of Miss Mar?
garet Broughton, of Arkansas, who
Is visiting Miss Brown.
The crowd assembled at Miss
Brown's and were conveyed thence In
wagons to "Shady Side." where the
supper was served in the beautiful
grove In front of Mr. DuBose's resi?
The following were present: Miss
Margaret Broughton, the guest of
honor, and Misses Jessie La Motte.
Barline White. Lizzie Britton, Ollie
Delgar, Violet Beach, Nellie Fowler.
Annie Johnson, Lola Brown, Arrie
Stuckey and Messrs. Jack Rowland,
John Lemmon, Dr. C. J. Lemmon,
Charlie Smith. Willie Stuckey, Boss
King, Jim King, B. Britton. Warren
McCallum. Henry Holllday, Allen
Brown and Robert Keels.
Everyone had a fine time.
The chapernnes were Mr. and Mrs.
H. W. Hood and Dr. and Mrs. E. P.
Local Society Enjoys Informal Dance
One of the most enjoyable informal
dances given In the city for some
time was given in the Armory Hall
Friday evening by Mr. Raymond Stan
slll In honor of the visiting young la?
dles in the city. The dance lasted un?
til the wee hours of the morning and
was enjoyed immensely.
Those present were:
Misses Breedin, Brown, Condon,
Beatty, Little. Stanslll, Pitts, McCul- '
lough, Burgess, Chandler, Owen,
Bowman, Werber, Wright, Norman
and Nelson. Messrs. Bradham, Law
ry, King, H. Green, A. Green. Patton,
Brown, Burgess, W. Burgess, Jones,
Crowson, Nigles, DeLorme, Ives,
Schwartz, J. Woodley, Hazel, Harley,
Woodley, Tavell, Richardson, W.
Haynsworth, Levy, Nelson, McFaddin.
Bryan, Graham, A. Haynsworth.
Chaperons: Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Mc ?
Faddin, Mrs. Archie China atul Mrs.
J. G. R. Wilder.
The walking "Walk-Over" man hsi
arrived at the ?uinttr Clothing Co,
tad || o'n display In their shoe win?
dow. 8 - 2- r> t
Georgetown li going to beat us to
the street railway, but then walkin?
in QeOTSCtOWn Is not as good as in
CAPITAL HIGHWAY CONFERENCE
COLUMBIA, SVMTER AND WEDGK
FIKLD GETTING TOGETHEER.
Movement starte?! to Build a High?
way to Columbia Via Wedgefleld?
This Route Has Several Advantages
Over the Gamer's Ferry Route.
There is now substantial reason to
believe that the talk of a direct au?
tomobile highway between Sumter
and Columbia is going to amount to
something more than talk. The busi?
ness men of Columbia, represented by
the Chamber of Commerce, the busi- J
ness men of Sumter and the people
of Wedgefleld have agreed that the
most desirable and the most practi
cable route, all things considered, is
via Wedgefleld, paralleling the Atlan
tic Coast Line. There Is now a good J
public road from Sumter to Wedge- I
field that Is almost an air line, and
from Wedgefleld to the Camden I
Crossing, at the edge of the Wateree I
swamp, there is an old public road that
can be rebuilt and made into an ex- 1
cellent highway by the county chain- j
gang at no great cost, and the only
expensive section of the proposed
highway Is that through the swamp
from Camden Crossing to the river.
The distance between the two cities j
by this route would be practically the j
same as the distance by rail?43
miles. The discussion at the meeting
last night, In which representatives I
of Columbia, Sumter and Wedgefleld
participated, brought out a number
of facts not heretofore generally
known, and at the conclusion of the
discussion it was practically decided
that if the road Is to be built it must
be on the Wedgefleld route.
Columbia was represented by C. W.
Moorman, secretary Columbia Cham- j
ber of Commerce; F. H. Hyatt, presl-1
dent Good Roads association of South
Carolina and vice president' Interna-1
tlonal Association for Highway Im?
provement; E. A. Jenkins, W. L I
Blanchard, James A. Hoyt, editor the I
Record and vice president Chamber ]
of Commerce; William Elliott, man- I
ager Columbia Street railway; H. E. I
Edmunds and Word H. Mills of the
Sumter was represented by H. L I
Scarborough, vice president Chamber I
of Commerce; P. M. Pitts, county su- I
pervi8or; J. R. Ligon, alderman, and I
Messrs. L| D. Jennings, H. G. Osteen,
D. D. Molse, R. W. Shelor, H. J. Har
by, J. A. Mood and E. I. Reardon.
Other prominent citizens of Sumter 1
and Wedgefleld present were Mayor I
W. B. Boyle, Aldermen H. D.
Barnett, Robt. F. Haynsworth,
W. G. Stubbs. H. C. Haynsworth, R.
L Wright, Messrs. F. C. Manning.
W. L. Lee, Dr. H. J. McLaurin and I
H. J. McLaurin, Jr., J. W. Jackson. I
W F. Shaw, J. H. Cunningham, H. A. I
Moses, E. E. Rembert, G. E. Hayns-1
worth; F. E. Thomas of Wedgefleld. I
Albert Aycock of Wedgefleld, J. M.
Harby, Geo. F. Epperson, S. H. Ed-1
munds, Thos. E. Richardson, Post-I
maater Geo. D. Shore.
The Columbia committee camel
over on the 6 o'clock train and were
met at the depot by Chairman J. A.
Mood of the Sumter Chamber of
Commerce committee and taken at
once to the City Council chamber
where the conference was held. The
meeting was called to order by Mr.
H. L Scarborough, vice president of
the Chamber of Commerce, who pre?
sided in the absence of President R.
I. Manning. Dr. J. A. Mood stated
the object of the meeting to be to
consider the advisability and practi?
cability of building a direct highway
connecting Sumter and Columbia. Mr.
J. A. Hoyt, of Columbia, stated the
attitude of the Columbia Chamber of
Commerce and the officials of Rich
land county, the views of the latter
being embodied in the letter of Su?
pervisor Owens, who was unable to
attend the meeting. The letter of
Mr. Owens, which follows, was read:
Supervisor Owens' Letter.
Columbia, & C, Aug. 23, 1909.
Mr. C. W. Moorman, Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: I find that it is impossi?
ble for me to attend the meeting at
Sumter this afternoon. I would be
glad for you to state to the delega?
tion there my reasons for advocating
the old Garner's Ferry crossing. The
primary object of this road Is to con?
nect Sumter with Columbia. The old
Garner's Ferry road where it now is
Is a direct line, which I think is a
sufficient reason, if distance does not
count for anything, we might as well
say we already have a road by way
of Camden to Sumter. This road, if
it is built, will be a part of the great
State Highway, from the mountains
to the sea, and it seems to me that
It would be a mistake to go several
miles out of the way by crossing the
river below or above the present
crossing, even if it would give ? few
miles, even if it would SSV? a U W
dollars, which i do not believe it
would, as the swamp is Just as wide
near the Atlantic Coast Line Rail*
road crossing, as the water is deeper
on account of the railroad (ill. Per?
haps the swamp Is narrower above
m at the Bumter landing, but we have
no l oad on this side In OUT county and
If you want the best 50 cent Negligee
Shirt ask for our "Kingly." We have han?
dled a great many good shirts, but the
"Kingly" is the best fifty cent shirt that
we've ever had in stock. Made in all styles.
Boy's Sizes 12 to 14.
Men's Sizes 14 to 17%.
ThC D? Je Clothing COe,
Phone 166. :-: Sumter, S. C.
no reason for building one, as it is a j
barren sand-hill country.
I see no reason why we cannot re?
build where our great-grandfathers j
crossed one hundred years ago,
where they had no facilities for do?
ing such work as we have now. I am
In favor of going ahead and building |
the road and building It now. In fact,
I have already commenced improv?
ing the Garner's Ferry road, and am
going right on to the water's edge. I
realize that there is some opposition
to this route in this county, but I do
not expect to please everybody. This
road is too Important to be diverted
to please a few individuals 'at East
over and Wedgefleld when the in?
terests of thousands of people are at
stake. I realize that Sumter has
somewhat the largest job, but they
will also get the greatest benefit from
the road, because they will draw
trade from the lower part of Rich
land county and Columbia will get
nothing from Sumter in the way of
business. I feel sure that Sumter will
meet us, for we cannot afford for It
to go out to the world that the great
counties of Sumter and Rlchland
cannot cross a little river like the
Wateree when our foreparents cross?
ed this when this county was a wil?
derness. Yours truly,
S. H. Owens.
Then followed a general discussion
in which Dr. Mood, L. D. Jennings,
Esq., Dr. H. J. McLiaurin, Mr. J. A.
Hoyt, F. E. Thomas, E. A. Jenkins,
William Elliott and others took part.
Mr. Elliott offered a resolution,
"That a road be built to the Wateree
river to connect with a similar road
from Columbia," leaving the route
to be determined when more definite
information is available as to the de?
sirability and feasibility of the several
The resolution was adopted without
a dissenting vote.
This brought the meeting up against
the question of means. Mr. Thomas
was asked what Sumter county would
do. He said that the financial condi?
tion of the county at this time did not
warrant the undertaking and he would
say most emphatically that, as a mem?
ber of the county board of commis?
sioners, he would oppose the county
pledging itself to build the causeway
through the swamp. He would say.
however, that the old road from Wed?
gefleld to the edge of the swamp
would be put in llrst class condition
and that the county would render
whatever other aid possible, As an In*
dividual be would contribute as liber?
ally as bis means permitted toward
the road and other citizens of Wedge
Held would dO likewise.
Mr. U l>. Jennings said he believed
that twenty men In Sumter could be
found to contribute $100 each. Mr.
H. J. Harby was of the same opinion.
Mr, R. A. Jenkins, Of Columbia, said
he could not make a personal contri?
bution, but was authorized by Mr. R.
E. Owen, of the Reo Company to
make a contribution of $100, and he
was satisfied that Mr. T. B. Jenkins
would also contribute liberally when
he returned to the city. This brought
the meeting to the matter of raising
money by private subscription, and
subscriptions were called for. The fol?
lowing amounts were subscribed;
L. D. Jennings $100; F. E. Thomas
$200; A. 23. Aycock, $300; H. J. Harby
$100; E. A. Jenkins for R. E. Owen,
$100. The subscriptions were made on
condition that the highway be built
by the way of Wedgefield and
through the swamp parallel to the
Atlantic Coast Line railway.
A committee consisting of J. A.
Mood, L. D. Jennings and A. E. Ay
cock was apointed to raise a fund of
not less than $3,000 for the construc?
tion of the road through the swamp,
it being understood that Sumter and
Richland counties will build the re?
mainder of the road.
When the meeting adjourned the
Columbia committee were given an
automobile ride around the city and
then to the Hotel Sumter where they
were the guests of the Sumter Cham?
ber of Commerce at supper. The com?
mittee returned to Columbia on the
9 20 train.
State Superintendent of Education
Swearingen and Other Educators to
Make Speeches on Wednesday.
At the request of State Superin?
tendent of Education J. E. Swearin
gen, who has been quite active this
summer In promoting educational
campaign meetings. County Superin?
tendent Cain has arranged to hold an
educational rally In the Court House
on Wednesday of this week. The
notice is short, but it is hoped that
each one who learns of the meeting
w!" spread the news and urge all
wno are interested In school work to
attend. Mr. Cain was not Informed
of the proposed meeting and pro?
gramme arranged by Mr. Swearingen
until Saturday, consequently was un?
able to send out notice before that
day. The speakers who have been
secured for the meeting are Dr. John
O. Willson, of Greenwood. Prof. W.
H. Hand, of Columbia, and Dr. E. V.
Baldy, of Hartavllle, In addition to
Mr. Swearingen himself. It Is expect?
ed that several local speakers will
make brief addresses.
The meeting, which will be held
In the Court House, will begin
promptly at 9.30 o'clock Wednesday
The subjects to be discussed by the
several sp< akers have not been an?
Beware of people who apologise
everytlme they do you a favor.
The local civil service board held
a clerk-carrier examination Saturday
in the court house. There were 25
applicants present?10 females and
15 males. There seems to be more
interest taken in this examination
than any the board has held in some
time and some of the best talent was
brought out, especially the ladle*
who went through the examination
in a business like manner and the
civil service board at Washington,
will have a hard time getting at th*
At a meeting of the Lunar School
Commissioners E. J. & W. K. Dunne,
of this city, were selected as archi?
tects for their new school building,
brisk, six class rooms and auditori?
um. They were also selected as ar?
chitects for the new bank, drug
store and city hall at Lamar, S.
and :he Baptist church at Pine wood.
WHAT RURAL FREE DELIVERY
Thirty-two Thousand Routes Bring
the City to the Farmer's Door.
The telephone connection brings
the distant city to the farmer's door.
But rural free delivery does more. 1%
brir.gs him the daily newspaper, tell?
ing all that has happened round the
world in the last 24 hours. And it 1?
the daily paper that has widened his
horizon from the village postofflce to
the other side of the globe. States?
men and parliaments and famous
personalities have entered his per?
sonal field of consciousness. New in?
ventions, great a hievements, reach
him now so that he thrills with thw
rest of the world at their happening.
He is living with his time instead of
following it. And his intelligence has
quickened and his convictions hava
strengthened as he finds himself
abreast with the world. When rural
free delivery was first agitated,, peo?
ple said: "Why the farmer doesn't
need It. He seldom gets any letters
and he takes only weekly papers.'*
For that the farmer was not to
I blame. Today tiiere are over 32.00?
! free delivery routes. The first route
was established in 1896. Out at.
Turner Postofflce, Ore., there wem
then just 13 daily papers taken. Three
years later there were 113. "It would
take part of life away to give it up/*
an Indiana farmer wrote to the Post
office Department at Washington.?
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