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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. 1909.
tuiU'Totl >?t the- Poeloflhv Mt Sumter, S.
C\, im Second CIums Matter.
Miss Hamby arrived in the city
Thursday from Baltimore, Md., and
will tie engaged In the millinery bus?
Mrs. John H. Fogle, after spending
eonetime In Sumter, returned to her
h >ine at Orangeburg. Thursday night.
Mrs. lawrence Antley. of Cameron,
returned to her home Thursday
niKht, after spending a week in the
city with friends.
Miss May Croxton. daughter of the
late Rev. Jno. 8. Croxton, of Lancas?
ter, and Mrs. M. W. Rankln. of Oree
lyville are visiting Mrs. E. D. Wither
Dr. Hamilton McKay has gone to
Philadelphia to take a post-graduate
course in hospital work.
Mr. James Graham has accepted
a position with the D. J. Chandler
Mr. J. E. Causar, of Blshopvllle,
was in the city on business Friday.
Miss Louise Murray, who has been
visiting her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. N. O. Osteen, left Thursday for
Columbia, where she will teach In
Miss BSnham's school.
Mr*. W. C. lrby. of Laurens, S. C,
Miss Jennie Gllmore, mnd M>s* Anna
de W?ls. of Greensboro, N. C. are
visiting at Mrs. J. P. Marlon's.
Miss Ellen Harrell, who has been
visiting her sister in Clarksvllle, Ga..
has returned home.
Mi. il. M. Lumpktn, of Columbia,
spent Saturday In town.
Miss Gussle Harby has returned
from a vleit to T?te Spring. Tenn.
Ashevllh. V C, and Abbeville.
Mrs. C. S. Kingsmore, who spent
the summer on Sullivan's Island, re?
turned home a few days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Fisher and son,
Ezra, returned to Summerton Satur?
day after a pleasant visit to Mr.
W. L. Brunson on Harvln street.
Misses Annie and Ines McCullough.
of Darlington, are the guests of Dr.
and Mrs. C. P. Osteen, on East Lib?
Mr. J. A. Seal*, formerly with J.
R. Mercer 4k Co., has accepted n simi?
lar position with the Carolina Fur
nlt ire Co.
. Mrs. Altamont Moses and Mrs. 8.
f\ Baker left on Saturday afternoon
for New Toik. where they expect to
spend several weeks.
Mr. H. L. Tlmmonn has returned to
Charlotte. X. t^.. for the winter sea?
Mr. J. M. Brallsford, of Orange
burg, was In the city Monday.
Mr. Fuller Slstruok for several
months with Slbert's Drug Store, has
accepted a position with Levy &
Miss Agnes Corbett, of Greenville,
Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. S.
Mrs. F. M. Spann went to New
Tork several days ago to spend sev?
Miss Alleen Hurst has returned to
the city from a three month's visit
to New Tork, Philadelphia and At?
Cotton picking has progressed ggjp
Idly in all sections of Sumter county
an 1 with favorable weather for six
weeks longer the bulk of the crop
will he harvested.
It Is reported that a white man.
who claims to be a "witch doctor" !s
bambooxllng and defrauding the su
?perstlt.ou.- and credulous negroes of
th- Z>?-ir section. He ts said to have
ooilsotod 115 to $:."? from ? number
of negroes for treating them fOf 1m
Sginarv ailments, which hi' persuad?
ed them were caused by witchcraft.
\ giUWlng match. In which Mr. W.
T. Rowland's white ball dog lh;ured
as the chewer and one of i?r. J. I.
Brunson'* hounds i- i he chawed.
Crested the only ripple of ex Item, m
on Main St. Friday. The bull dog
?iH -epuiaUd from tin- h-umd with
great difficulty and at the expense of
the hound s ears. The street Is no
place for any sort of dogs anyway.
It in a pity the City cannot ISe bond
ed^ for a few more thousand dollars,
(fifty or seventy-five) to provide
funds to pay for paving Main and
Li hei?. streets
V?i Ope i Ne\t Set unlay.
This more will be closed ne\? Sat?
urday. Rollflloua holiday. Bchwarti
I.??? nl ' ottoii Market.
R??eelpt4 we# k ?">'"> bah
There Is a str >ng upward moveue a'
|n ,.. i n and toda\ t J.H". was paid
by kssnl bursts
Mure Will ?** Cloned.
on a< e Mint of relUioun holiday our
More will ???? closed next Saturday.
Sept. 29th. Seitw?rts Hros. it.
>l A lilt I ID.
On Saturday afternoon, Miss Maria
1\?s of this city and Mr J. E. LMM?
ly were united In marriage by the
Re*v. M. W. Hook, at the First Meth?
Mr. W. J. Dawsey died Sunday night
at his home on the Manning road,
Just hcyand the city limits. He had
been nnalill to work for several years
and death VII probably a welcome
relief from suffering.
THE BROADWAY CASK.
Police Committee) Will Investigate
Hut Old Refuse to Dismiss Officers
Ward ami Piertior-., Refund Broad?
way's Pine ami Pay Ills Attorney.
From The Dally Item, Sept. 20.
The Broadway case Is not ended
The Police Committee has not declin?
ed to make an Investigation of the
charges against .Officers Ward and
Pierson, who are accused of brutally
and unnecessarily clubbing J. R.
Broadway, who had been arrested for
public drunkenness and cursing, and
was being taken to the guard house.
On the comrary, Chairman Ligon, of
the Police Committee, states that the
charges will be fully and impartially
investigated by his committee. What
the committee refused to do was to
make the investigation In the manner
and on the terms prescribed by the
complainant. J. R. Broadway and his
attorney. C. L. Cuttino, Esq.. With the
request for an investigation was a de?
mand that Officers Ward and Pierson
be dismissed from the police force and
that the city refund to Broadway all
expenses to which he had been put
In consequence of his arrest, viz: $5,
the amount he was required to pay as
a fine by the Recorder and $15 which
he had to pay Mr. Cuttino, his attor?
ney, for representing him at the trial
In the Recorder's C^urt.
Mr. Llgon says that he could not
and would not agree to dismiss the
officers ft ye UuM whom charges were
filed as a condition precedent to the
investigation, for he did not and
could not know what facts the in?
vestigation would develop until it had
been made. He, as chairman of the
committee, refused to make the sort
of investigation which Mr. Broad?
way demanded as the only thing that
would satisfy him, and In doing so
feels that he acted for the best Inter?
ests of the city.
The case took another turn today,
a warrant having'been Issued by
Magistrate Harby for the arrest of
Officers Ward and Pierson on the
charge of assault and battery of a
high and aggravated, nature. The
case will probably go to the Court of
General Sessions and will be fully
Officers Ward and Pierson were ar?
rested shortly after the warrants were
Issued and taken before Magistrate
Harby. where they gave bond in the
sum of $200*eaeh and were released.
No time has been set for the pre?
liminary, but It will be held in the
rear future. L. D. Jennings. Esq.,
has been retained to represent the de?
Mrs. A. C. Spain Dies at Greenville.
Darlington, Sept. 19.?Bessie L.
Spain, wife of Dr. A. C. Spain, of
Greenville, died there last night. Her
remains will reach Darlington to?
morrow night and Interment will take
place at Grover Hill Cemetery Tues?
day morning. Mrs. Spain was for?
merly a resident of Darlington, but
has lived in Onenvllle for the past
four or five years. She was a Miss
Halle, of Camden. and married the
late John W. Williamson and then
Df< Spain. She Is survived by Dr.
caln and the following children:
Mesdames John E. Boyd. David G.
Colt and Mr. J. W. Williamson. of
Jacksonv'l'e, Pia., and Mesdumes A.
Sherpe and F. M. (miner, of Greens
bei >. X. C and Mrs. J. A. McLcod.
>; Darlington, and M. -sis. Ovid and
Allots Spain and Miss Ada Spain,
all of whom are grown.
Mrs. Spain was about 50 years old
and was highly esteemed by a large
number of friends.
Delinquent Tax Collections.
Deputy Sheriff Sykes, who has
made a vigorous effort to OOlleCt all
delinquent tales on executions turned
Over to him by the County Treasurer
has been unusually successful! and
has broken the record lor the number
'jrfoutton h" his collected and for
? m t..t of money turned Inf*1 the
I 11 isury.
<?n executions is&Wd for State and
County txes for IMI he has collected
i? date $i,S77.SI, This amounl in?
cluded the treaaurer*! i > *ts# which
being deducted left IS.MS.S4 to be
turned Into the treasury. It Is esti?
mated that collections yet to be made
Will bring the tota 1 up to more than
The total amount realised from de?
llnquenl tax collections for 1906 was
$1.621) and for 1907, $2.100.
Kot the etty of Bu inter the sheriff
has collected $1,087.11 on delinquent
laxes for 1908.
Peruna Tablets Tested*
What are the Peruna Tablets good
for? Has anybody used them enough
t>> Know what they will do? Road the
following letter and see. If you have
any doubt as to the genuineness of tho
letter, write to Mrs. Lohr, enclose a
stamp for reply, and seo whether hor
testimonial is geuuinoor not:
Ravenna, Mich., June 16, 1908.
The Peruua Drug Co.
In regard to tho Peruna Tablets, 1
have used about ton boxes In all.
While I was in Chicago rny oldest
daughter was bothered with a cough
all the time. She has had it for four
y ara. Sometimes it would go awAr,
ami in the winter time it w*s bo hud
that the doctors and professori said
that sho had consumption, and to j only
wsy to give her any relief was to per?
form an operation.
I spend so much money for different
medicines, and for doctors also. Noth?
ing seemed to help her.
So I saw the Poruna Tablets adver?
tised in the paper, and I got a box
and trie! them. She could get some
aleep by taking them. She would be up
all night and cough. So in all she took
six boxes, and never was bothered any
I will leave this for any one to in?
quire at our old residence, where we
lived in Chicago. All our neighbors
would say that she could not live with
auch a cough. You don't know how
thankful I am. She is eighteen years
My oldest son also was bothered with
his stomach, throwing up, and his
bowels so loose all the time. He was
all run down for four mouths. I also
doctored with him. One would say this
and the other something else. I started
in to givo him tho Tablets, and now he
ll all right and healthy looking. He
took four boxes. That is all he wants
to tako whenever anything oik him.
So I praise your Tsblets just as high
as I have your Peruna. That is all
the medicine that ever comes in my
house. Whenever I travel I take some
with mo. I have had three of my chil?
dren sick with scarlet fever two months
ago, and that is all I used, was the Pe?
runa and the Tablets. I did not lose
any of them. v
If there is any more information you
want, why Just let me know and I will
bo glad to do so. Yours truly,
Idas. L. Lohb, Ravenna, Mich.
THOSE BRUTAL YANKEES.
Pennsylvania Penitentiary Like Med?
Washington, Sept. 15.?Conditions
at the Western penitentiary of Perm
sylvanb. at Allleghany have been
found :$o distressing and so Intoler?
able as to require the immediate re?
moval of all federal prisoners whose
transfer is practicable and to demand
the most serious consideration of the
proper public authorities. This is dis?
close! in the report of C. H. McGlas
son of the department of prisons and
prisoners to the attorney general.
At the direction of the attorney
general, Wade Ellis, acting head of
he department of justice, made pub?
ic today the result of the investiga?
"The population on the first of this
month was 1,301," says Mr. Ellis in
his statement. "Of this number more
than hilf are at all times idle, and
more than half are confined two in
a cell. The cells are unusually small
and th i cots take almost the entire
length of each, the room for moving
about being a space eight feet long
and 18 Inches wide. There are more
than SCO prisoners suffering from tu?
berculosis, and 79 cells are now oc
?upied by those showing advanced
itages, 3f this disease. The prison Is
filled with vermin of all kinds, al?
though the officials are making an ef?
fort to eradicate them. An unusually
lar^e number of prisoners are of the
lowest possible character, mentally
and marally, and there is but one
general mess provided for all. Al?
most universal complaint Is made
about the quality of food served,
especially the meats.
"The attorney general does not ,of
30Urso, assume that these unfortu
: te conditions are known either to
the governor Of Pennsylvania or to
Other authorities having Immediate
control of penal institutions in that
State." continued Mr. Ellis. "There
are |] federal prisoners confined at
the Western Pennsylvania peniten?
tiary. All of these who can be imme
liatoly transferred except those
?vh ?sc terms will shortly expire Will
\? il! be removed at once to Atlanta or
S<nd us your job work.
"Men may cojne, and men may go,"
The Mutual Life Insurance Co.
loei on forever.
For sixty-six years The Mutual Life
Insurance Co, has met every obliga?
tion promptly and satisfactorily.
Do n d d?day?now ll the time to
i. M. lor YEA. Special Agent.
Clarendon and Sumter Counties.
Tin: MUTUAL lu e ins. CO.
of New York,
Manning, S. C,
.1. E. MrEuddln. S. I. Till,
Agt. Sardinia. Agl. Manning.
THE BANNER CAMP.
Hollywood Camp Growing With IJn>
The regular meeting of Hollywood
Camp, W. of W. Wednesday night
was a red letter event in the history
of Sumter Woodcraft. The attendance
was the largest the camp has ever
had, more than 400 Woodmen being
present. The crowd was too large to
be accommodated in the usual meet?
ing place?the Masonic Temple?and
adjournment was had to the Opera
House, where the ceremonies were
conducted in full form. The degree
t?am from Columbia came over for
the occasion to exemplify the secret
work of Woodcraft and four candi?
dates were initiated in full form ac?
cording to the ritual. Seventy-one
candidates were obligated and receiv?
ed into the Camp. Sixty odd applica- j
tions were also received and voted
on. Hollywood Camp now has a
membership of 666 and the 800 mark
is in sight for the applications are
coming in more rapidly than ever be?
There will be no investigation by
the police committee of the Broadway
clubbing case, the committee having
declined to make the investigation
requested by C. L. Cuttino, Esq., at?
torney for J. R. Broadway.
The Seaboard Air Line has com?
pleted a branch road from Hamlet to
Dillon. Perhaps the plan to build
a branch road from Dillon via Biah
opvtlle to Sumter will be revived In
the course of a few years. Such a
road would prove a valuable feeder
to the Seaboard.
For Very Particular Men
Hart Schaffner 6 Marx
IT pays to be particular about clothes;
and because that's so, it paysjus to have
particular clothes for such wearers. The
smaii touches of style, of shape, of finish of
the pockets or cuffs ; the selected weaves,
colors, patterns; the things that give fash?
ionable distinction to a man's dress?it's our
business to know about such things, and to
have them ready for those who appreciate
want Hart Schaffner &^ Marx
because you want to be well
dressed; because it pays to be. If we
have a chance at you we'll make you one
of the best dressed men in town.
Suits $20 to $32.50.
This store is the home of
Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes.
The D. J. Clothing Co.
Sumter, S. C.