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ROAD TO COLUMBIA.
'tAo Inspection of The state Farm and
* Garner Ferry Route* Bevmis Tliat
Ihr Former Has Many Advantage*
?41 la a Retter4 Route ami Cheaper
and Would be of Beurnt to Sumter
and the County H Would Tra
^ Dr. J. A. Mood, chairman of the
apeclal good rnads committee of the.
chamber of commerce. Mr. L. D. Jen?
nings, of the name committee and Dr.
Oeorge W. Dick made a trip to the
State Farm and Garner's Ferry Thurs?
day (or the purpose of Inspecting
the roads that could be used in build?
ing the highway to Columbia.
At the State Farm they went t > the
river bank over a well built road tbat
the peatentlary authorities maintain
through their property, and it Is al?
ways in good condition and always
passable. The route from Sumter to
e?|he State Farm follows the Provin
dence road to Dalaell. thence to < Hall?
iard Cross Road* and thence by a re?
cently built road that goes direct to
Remberts and avoids Ballards and
Chalk bills. This road crosses Raft?
ing Creek on a sut atantlal causeway
kyhnd there l* not a section of the
^satire route that an * automo?
bile cannot negotiate on the high gear
with the greatest ease. Ffom Bern
herts there Is a direct road to Shiloh
church on the Cnmden road and from
the:V the route follows that road to
the State farm and thence directly to
the rlo>t bank. It Is now a good road
all the way and with a little work by
the unty chalngang it can be con?
verted Into one of the best highways
In tb. Vomit/. A highway following
. this route and across the river at the
Atate farm, thence to Columbia, would
'be lu*t threo milea longer than the
road \ ia the proposed We igefteld
route and would have the advantage
over the latter route-In that there
would be no expensive causeway to
he built through the swamp, this
iWerk having already been done by the
Ppealtentlury authorities?another ad?
vantage and one of the most impor?
tant? Is thai the swamp section of the
road through the State farm will be
maintained by the penitentiary.
Whereas the six miles of swamp road
on the Wedgefleld or the four miles
JP>n the Oarner'a Ferry route would
have to be kept up by Sumter County
e< a very heavy annual expense. The
committee wan very much Impressed
with the advantages of the State farm
route, after having inspected It.
Leaving the State farm the commit
puffte went to the Oarner'a Ferry road
arsd aucoeeded In going part of the
"way to the river through the swamp,
Aol found the road not suitable for
gravel ia Its present condition. Thb
route ia not as desirable as the State
gg/m rout* on account of the great
IVpiOunt of costl) work thai a road
Way through the swamp would entail,
ath In ' dtial construction and an?
nual .aulntalnance. The hill at St it? -
burg Is anther disadvantage as it
would always be difficult for automo?
biles and other vehicles.
At an earU d ite a trip will bemad'
to Wedgertcld for the purpose of In?
specting lb.- road between this c:ity
sad that town and the route from
that place to the edge of the swamp.
From the swamp edge to the river
bank the road would follow the rail
I road, and the characteristics of the
route are well known to all who have
crossed tb.' swamp on the railroad.
A flood proof roud similar to the rail?
road embankment woule^ cost an
am-uint and 4 road that b
not good propf would have to be re
v rise of the river.
The t*o most important consider?
ations that recor ?
1 ?ute t> sumter couny are: First, the
f\sslstat ? the penitentiary authorities
will give In putting the road in first -
cia*? condition and tb.rtstant care
> thev would exercise to mal tain It;
second, the benefit the road would be
lo gumter oovnty and tin- city of
Sumttr. This road would be of at
least twice tb benefit to Sumter a*
a trade bringe us either op the other
rout ^ and w?uhl lagg to main?
tain. As it is only thr^e miles longer
than the shorter of the other, two
proposed routes it stands to reason
hat. as f hurness proposition, the
people ol Son ter BhSUld pUll for UlS
6tat? furrn road In prefeienos to eith?
er of the others.
?I>. W.tt ? Little Early Risers, the
pleasant, safe. sur. . easy little liver
idlls A sals, y>u mav il.vays de?
pend upon In any case where you
need naive, Is DeWltt's Car hollaed
Witch Haael Salve?especially good
for Pftos, sold by ail druggists,
A commission has been I- u d to
the Elford Insurance agency of Spar
aisasiaj, capital llt.eee, The >.?. n
tl mers are A H. CSdVSrl and .1. T
?When the digestion Is all right,
the action of ibe bowels regular
there I? a natural craving and reosn
for loSd When this is lacking you
n?a\ know that you need a dose of
Chamberlain*! EtOSiasI and Liver
Tablets. They strengthen the diges?
tive organs, Improve the appetite nnd
regulate the bowels. Sold by W. W
FIRE THURSDAY MORNING.
Cottage Owned by Mr. W. H. Patter?
son and Rented by Mr. Eugene
The neat, new cottage at 26 South
Salemn avenue owned by Mr. W. H.
Patterson and rented by Mr. Eugene
Stanslll was burned at 3 o'clock a. m.
Thursday, the fire being of Incendiary
origin without a doubt- Mr. Stnnsill
rented the house only a few weeks
ago and had furnished It preparatory
to going to housekeeping but had not
occupied It. Mr. and Mrs. Stanslll are
spending sometime at Eastover with
the latter's parents and no one had
bat n In the house for several days.
When the Are was discovered the
house was ablaze and it was ImpOSSi
I h> to save anything. Mr. Stanslll lost
all of his furniture and effects, includ?
ing ?. large number of valuable wed?
ding presents received when they were
married a few months ago. Mr. Stan?
slll was partially insured. The loss on
the house was fully covered by* insur?
Pleasant 1 louse Party.
Miss Mamie Nash, daughter of Mrs.
Sheppard Nash, had a very enjoyable
house party last week, at her homo
on Broad street. Her guests [or
the week were Misses Minnie
Chandler, of Mayesvllle. Ixmlse
Brocklngton, of Manning. Essie Hyrn
of Walterboro, !Vttle Mayes, of
Mayesvllle, May Boozer of Lexington.
May Weeks, of Pine wood. Mr. Henry
W. Lucius, of Elliott, and Mr. Fulton
Ervin, of Darlington.
Several days ago a large number of
young ladles and gentlemen, of Sum?
ter and nearby places, assembled at
a reception tendered In honor of the
visiting guests at the home of Mrs.
Nash. Progressive "Up Jinks" was
'.hived and the prize was won by Miss
Emma iviker, of Sumter.
Delightful refreshments were serv?
ed during the evening, and the punch
bowl and refreshments were presided
over In a very efficient manner by
Misses Nancy McCoy and Pauline
Blandlng. of Sumter.
There was also a porch party which
was muta enjoyed by all. The spa
clous piazzas and hallways and room?"
were prettily decorated with Japanese
lanterns, pot plants, ferns and choice
The visit of the ladies and gentle?
men from other cities was a me it
pleasure to their numerous friends
in Stynter, and it Is hoped that they
will all come to Sumter again, early
Miss Nash certainly proved a most
charming and delightful young hos?
tess, and her local and visiting guests
will not soon forget her splendid en?
tertainment and hospitality. R.
Miss Catlilene lipstick Kntcrtalns.
M'ss Cathleno Bostick en
'??it. lined a few friend.
Thursday svetng at her horns
?hi S. Main street in honor Of Misses
M'len Heatty and Mabel Condon, Ol
Charleston, the attractive gut Its
(apt. and Mrs. J. Fred Kirk land, on
Oakland Avenue. Quite a number Ol
int< rejting games and instrumenta:
::.us!r WeTC indulged in and after?
wards a delightful and tempting
COUrse of refreshments was served.
A recitation by Mr. Lern King WSJ
very much enjoyed.
Those who enjoyed Miss !:<?stiek*>
Misses Helen Beatty. Mabel Con
don, Katie Manheim. Katie Clark
r.aurie Carr. Edna Chandler. Mrs
W. V. Wilson and Mrs. Qeo. p. Mo
Kntpai; Messrs. Turner White, Johtl
1 i mmon, Ryan White, k. Sidney
Me. Kulbf Sistrunk, Scat and Wil
. Bostlek, Waiter ciaik, Hubert Mc
' agon, Kniest Stafford and Lean
Mr and Mrs. B, Duitaiit Entertain,
\ large crowd of Bumter's yountj
folks were Invited out to the 11?>si>it
able Inane of Mr. and Mrs. Bl indln
1 ?? Rani About five miles in the eoun
try . The invited guests arrived about
!? o'clock and each and every om
li su i cordial welcome by Mr, and
About l.tO o'clock dancing began
which la- led until about l o'clock.
During Intermissions, bountiful re
freahments were nerved by tin- hos?
a i i.SO the guest? departed foi
their respective homes after enjoying
i..- of the most enjoyable evening
i rt r spenf.
Those pressnl were:
Misses Barllne white. Alice Owen,
Little, KMna Chandler. Dorothy Owen,
Aieiie stanslll. Daisy Burgess, Hen
nett, Helen Beatty, Mabel Condon,
Louise Lenolr, Virginia Lenolr. Mi
J. C, Mulloy; Messrs. Wilhur Cook
Kein King, [Billy*1 Tnvell, i Lenolr,
Perry Brown, Frank Patton, Ivei
Herbert Qreen, Raymond Stanslll, a.
Green, White, Duflle, DuRsnt, smith
Warren Burgess, A. Haynsworth
Brj m. Mui.how. s. smith, Allen
Chaperons: Mrs. Archie China.
Mm. J. <}. U. Wilder. Mr. and Mrs.
W. K. Dn Hose.
SECOND MILL IMPROVEMENTS.
Roller Mill and Pleasure Park in
ProooHH of Construction.
Messrs. W. E. and John I Brunson.
of this city, have formed a partner?
ship which will mean the establish?
ment of an important enterprise
which will manufacture several ar?
ticles of commerce. Dr. John I.
Brunson will move his flour mill roll?
er mills from Sumter to the water
power developed at Second Mill pond,
two miles from Sumter, where this
new firm will utilize the water power
to grind for shipment bolted meal
and a fine grade of patent flour.
A local mill will also be maintained
which is in operation now to grind
ordinary corn meal for the accommo?
dation of the farmers and all others
who wish this kind of meal.
A siding 600 feet long will be run
in from the Wilmington, Columbia
and Augusta railroad in order * to
have transportation facilities for re?
ceiving the wheat from Western mar?
kets, and for shipping out the pro?
ducts of the mills.
A mill for sawing wood in any
size desired for the citizens of Sum?
ter will also be put in immediately,
as well as a shingle mill for making
In the swamps adjoining the mills
of the Messrs. Brunson are many
thousands Of cords of cypress, and
other hard woods which Mr. W. E
Brunson thinks will furnish cutting
for several years.
In connection with the commercial
features of this enterprise, work on
i dance pavilion, and a club houst
Will be started next week. The large
mill pond has been cleared largely
of stumps arid snags, making a beau?
tiful pleasure lake on which
motor launches and other boats
will be placed in the future.
A bath house has already been
nearly completed and would have
boon in use now but for an unfortu
,nate washout at the new concrete
bridge, which was erected and wash?
ed away some weeks ago.
A magnificent new bridge with
concrete piers is being built across
the causeway which was washed
away. Mr. J. M. Minnus, who was
Superintendent of construction of the
Sumter sewerage system, is in charge
of the concrete work, and is doing a
splendid piece of work.
An electric light plant will be
installed when the place is ready for
pleasure purposes and the grounds
will be lit up.
Some unavoidable delays have de?
prived Sumter of a magnificent pleas
ire ipark this summer, but it will not
be long now before we will have de?
lightful country pleasure grounds
near the city.
Kail road Commission Notes.
Columbia. Aug. 25.?Mr. W. Scott
Harvin Of Manning has complained to
the commission that the Atlantic
Coast Line Company has put on a very
' \v rate on saw logs for the sawmill
It Sumter and declines to give similar
rate under like conditions for the mills
i Manning. Sliver and other points.
The Atlantic Coast Line railroad
published Joint freight tariff in con?
nection With the Northwestern rail?
road and the Southern railway on
Olaaaea and commodities between Sum
tef and Southern railway stations in
South Carolina, DeKalb and Black
burg, inclusive, filing a copy of same
with the commission, to be effective
September ft, 1009. '''lie commiasloi
iiifo. no d Mr. J, W. Perrin, general
frelghl agent, that rates as published
In the tariff, DeKalb to Heath Springs,
inclusive, were a gieat deal higher
than the combination of local rates
10 per cent., via the Northwest ere
'ailroad to Camden, there decliu id to
ipprove the tariff in its present inndi
Ion aa no hearing had been held or
n application presented to the com?
mission to decide the reasonableness
rates published In tariff mention
?The be t r medy we know of ir.
ill ea.-es of Kidney and Bladder
trouble and the one we always can
<co.amend, is DfWltt'g Kidney and
(?ladder Bills. Til y are antiseptic
and at once assist the kidneys to per?
form their important work. But when
you ask for these pills be positive
that you get DeWltt'a Kidney and
Bladder Bills. There are Imitations
ed upon sale to deceive you. < lei
DeWltt's. Insist upon them, and it
v-.ur dealer cannot supply you-?re
fu anything eis in place of them.
Sold i>y all druggists.
Falrfteld County dispensaries will
be reopened for retail business as
soon as the state board of canvassers
makes its decision regarding the elec?
tion, This course was decided on al
a meeting of the county dlepensar)
board held in Wlnnsboro,
?Dysentery la a dangerous disease
but ?an be cured. Chamberlain's
Colic, cholera and Diarrhoea Reme?
dy has been successfully used in nine
epidemics of dysentery it has never
been Known to fall, it is equally
valuable for children and adulta, and
when reduced with water and sweet?
ened, it is pleasant to take. Sold by
W. w. Blbsrt
HOMICIDE IX EDGEFIELD.
Johnston Man Demi at Hands of
Edgefield, Aug. 26.?Et. Charles
Tltwell was shot and killed by his
brother-in-law, Yancey M. May, at
Johnston this morning about 9
o'clock. The weapon used was a shot?
gun. The deceased received two
wounds, one a little to the left of the
backbone on the left side and the
other in the shoulder. Dr. Tltwell
lived about 30 minutes after he \va3,
shot and it is said that he made an
ante-mortem saatement to Dr. B. L.
Allen, but what it was has not been
From the testimony taken at the
inquest it appeal's that the tleceased
and his wife had had some trouble
yesterday, during which he chastised!
her; that she left and went to her
brother-in-law's house and the de
ceased went there this morning and |
endeavored to get her to return home, I
which she refused to do. During hisj
stay Mr. May and Dr. Titwell got int)|
an altercation, during which time
Mrs. Titwell left and went to a neigh?
The deceased then came back into
the street and was going in pursuit of
his wife, when Mr. May apepared on
the scene with a shotgun, the contents
of which he emptied into the body of
ALABAMA LIQUOR LEGISLATION.
Legislature Adjourns After Passing
Doien Liquor Laws.
Montgomery. Ala., Aug. 25.?The
special session of the Alabama legis?
lature, which adjourned last night af?
ter 22 working days, accomplished the
chief purpose for which it was called
by passing the most drastic prohibi?
tion laws ever enacted by any State
and capping the laws by submitting
to the people an amendment to the
constitution prohibiting the sale or
manufacture of intoxicants in Alaba?
The election will be held the last
week in November. v
Governor Comer, in his call for the
.\tra session, urged a compulsory
education law Und the submission of
a constitutional amendment for bien?
nial sessions of the legislature and
the creation of new counties. These
three ideas failed, the educational
bill and the counties amendment be?
ing defeated and the biennial sessions
proposition not being introduced.
At least 10 prohibition measures
were passed. Under the new laws a
person may not have liquors anywhere
but in his home. Keeping liquors at
places is made prima facie evidence
that they are for sale. Prosecutions
are to be made before chancellors and
not juries, and State's attorneys and
Sheriff* may be impeached for failure
to execute the laws.
Foreign corporations may not do
business >d* any kind in Alabama if it
ll shown that they sell or manufac?
ture liquors in other States.
The whole code of prohibition laws
was signed by the Governor today, in
ClUdlng the Fuller bill. The fact that
the bills were signed today was sent
by wire to sheriffs over the State, who
are already busy. By the Fuller bill
all places under suspicion may be
raided, and liquors found In them de?
?Take Kodol at the times when
you feel w hat you have e..ten is not di?
gesting. Kodol digests what you eat
so you can eat sufficiently of any
^ood. wholesome food, if you will just
let Kodol digest it. Sohl by all drug?
A case has been male out by the
Charleston police against C. A.
Schwacke, a druggist at No. 610 King
?str< et, charging him with violating
the law against the sale of cocaine.
?If you are all run down EToley'l
Kidney Remedy will help you. It
strengthens the kidneys so they will
eliminate the impurities from the
blood that depress the nerves, and
cause exhaustion, backache, rheuma?
tism and urinary Irregularities, which
lap the vitality. Do not delay. Take
Foley's Kidney Remedy at once. w.
?All persons are recommended to
take Foley's Kidney Remedy for
backache, rheumatism, and kidney
and bladder trouble. It will quickly
correct urinary irregularities which,
if neglected, may develop into a se?
rious illness. It will restore health
and strength. Do not neglect signs of
kidney or bladder trouble and risk
Bright'' disease or diabetes. W. W.
A charter has been issued to the
Shieder Drug company of Chester,
CURED HAY FEVER AND SUM?
*A. S. Nusbaum, Batesville, In
diana. writes: "Last year I suffered
for three months with a summer cold
so distressing that it interfered with
my business. I had many of the
symptoms of hay fever, and a doctor's
prescription did not reach my case
and I took several medicines which
seemed only to aggravate it. For
tunately I insisted upon having Fo
ley'l Honey and Tar. It quickly cur
ed me. My wife has since used Fo
ley's Honey and Tar with the same
success." W. W. Sibert.
By virtue of the decree of the Court
Of Common Pleas for Sumter County,
in the State of South Carolina, in the
case of Minnie McDowell, plaintiff,
against Lula Palmer, Frank Walsh
and Ida Walsh, defendants, 1 will sell
at public outcry, to the highest bid?
der, at the Court House in the City of
Sumter, in the County and State
aforesaid, on Saleday in September.
1909, being the sixth day of said
month, during the legal hours of
sale, the following real estate, to wit:
All that tract of land in the City and
County of Sumter, adjoining lands of
Dicey Micke.is, Durant, Betsy Wil?
liams, W. EE. Price and Angel ne Nel?
son and Minnie McDowell and being
all the real estate owned by Baite
mua Grant at the time of his death.
Terms of sale, cash. Purchaser to
pay for papeprs.
B. C. HAYNSWORTH,
8-21-31-law . Master.
How some agents and dealers
Will?"fabricate?" Just the
oth?r day an agent told one
of our customers he could
sell him a piano "just as
good" as the Stieff for ever
so much less money. It so
happened our customer knew
the difference, and knows
the firm of Chas. M. Stieff
has never attempted to mis?
lead a customer. If it were
possible for an agent to sell
as good a piano as the Stieff,
how could he sell it for less
Don't be fooled, buy your
piano from the time honored
firm of Chas. M. Stieff, the
Chas. M. Stieff
Artistic Stieff, Shaw and
Stieff Self-Player Pianos.
5 West Trade St.
CHARLOTTE. - - N. C.
C. H. Wilmoth,
(Mention this paper.)
Our First Car
WILL ARRIVE MONDAY.SEPT. gTH. COME AND SEE
Till M. VOVR KIND WILL BE IN THE SHIPMENT. I"SCAT.
STOCK OF VEHICLES HARNESS, BUILDING MATEHIAL
ANI1 ALL KINDS OF FEED.
BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
A Fair Proposition
In the daily routine of business the banker should be
reimbursed for actual outlays; and not only for this,
but for the use of his capital, time; and labor he should
be fairly compensated. Upon the basis of this prop?
osition, we beg to tender yoi: our very best service.
First National Bank, of Sumter
Is prepared to make liberal
loans on cotton stored in
the warehouse. : : ; :
WK can supply you with BAGGING and TIES.
Call and get our prices before you bus*.
We know that we can save you money on these articlesj besides jiving you
goods that have quality.
Don't forget us when you are ready to purchase.
A. A. Strauss ? Co.f
25 NORTH MAIN STREET.
Sumter, - , South Carolina.