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SATURDAY. OCTOBER 16. 1909.
?4 the Psaaoalrr at Sumter, a
OU mm Second dam Mauer.
Booth-Harby Live Stock Co.?Fol
The Wild West and Par Bast Now
Sumter Clothing Co.?Cook or
Mr. Luden Staraua? returned Tues?
day fron m visit of a few days to his
lister la Oreensboro, N. C.
Mr. Jno. R. Horn, representing J.
R. Young * Co.. the big fruit people.
Of Columbia, waa In the city Monday
? taking" the orders.
Mrs. W. D. Boykln. of Camden.
spent Wednesday In the city with her
daughter. Miss Luis Cooks Boykln.
Miss Mary Man, of Camden. haa re?
turned home from a delightful stay
with Mlaa Lease Drakeford.
Rsv. James McDowell spent Thurs?
day In ths city.
Mr. Howard Caldwsll. the well
known real estate man, of Columbia.
Is In town on business.
Mr. T. S. Stucksy. of Stateburg,
was In ths city Thursday.
Mr. Ellison Capers, of Summerton.
spent Wednesday In town.
new re-enforced concrete
bridge at Second Mill was completed
several weeks ago. and the causeway
las been thoroughly repaired. The
near bridge 4? said to be or so sub
d a character that It will Wlth
a much higher freshet than the
sue that swept the old bridge away.
Sapervlsq/ Pitts has taken ths float
sag gang to ths Rembert and Pisgah
seetmn to repair ths damage to roads
mad bridges caused by the storm of
last Tuesday night
A modern betel building would be
a big undertaking for ths Chamber of
tree, but not too big. Sumter
needs a modern hotel.
A sals of Sumter Savings Baak
steal, wee made a fsw days ago at 1*1
seal eery a small block could be had
eegja at that price. Lees than four
age a keg block changed hands
TM show people evidently think
irtty has struck ths South judg
ths number of excuses and
tent shows that are on the
Sosthsta circuit this season.
AWDKIMON RAILWAY IS SOLD.
of Colons Ota, Pur
Property for $154,754.
Anderson. Oct. It. -For $164.760
the properties of the Anderson Trac?
tion Company. Including eighteen
miles of city and lnterurban track,
plant and equipment, were sold under
ths hammer today to e. W. Robert?
son, of Columbia, ons of the receivers
of the company.
The sals was made under the order
of Federal Judge Prltchard In the
case of the International Trust Com?
pany of Baltimore vs. the Anderson
Trouble In St. George.
From all reports, there must have
been great disappointment among
ths patrons of St. Oeorge barber
shop last Saturday. The barber ad?
vertised that he would close up at 12
o'clock on Saturday?and be did. As
a consequence of the closing a doxen
or more faces were left unshaven.
These people were In the shop for an
hour or more, some of them before
ths oloelng hour, but the two barbers
were too busy to get them all fixed
up before It o'clock. Any man has
a right to run his business to suit
his own convenience, but ws believe
ths public dsserves more considera?
tion. If a man had gone In only a
fsw mlnutss before the hour of clos?
ing or any time sfter the hour,
then he deserved to be turned away.
It was not their fault that the over?
run of work could not be finished
up on time?It would hsve taken a
half doren barbers to do this?but
they were entitled to service before
closing, and we are not surprised at
the wholesale "kicking" that hi being
?St. Oeorge Eagle.
Another Oar Hoseea and Males.
We wHI have snother car horses
si d mules4 arriving Saturday. Oct. 16.
Come tairs a look, it may not cost
Booth-Harby Live Stock Co.
Ths Sumter High School football
team and ths Florence boys will plat
at ths Ball Park tomorrow afternoon.
Triers will be s good game and the
attendance should be large. *
Another Car How and Mules.
We will have another car horsea and
miles arriving Saturday, Oct. 16.
Corns take a look. It may not cost
Booth-Harby Live Stock Co.
Mr. Henry A. Rogers, one of the
oldest citizens of Sumter county, died
at his home about four miles south of
the city on Saturday last. The burial
was at the family burial grounds on
Sunday. Mr. Rogers was a Confed?
erate veteran and a good ? cltisen
whose many good qualities will be
long remembered by his many
Mrs. Henry H. Gordon, of this city,
died at the home of her daughter in
Georgetown, at an early hour Wed
nesday. The death was sudden and
unexpected, being due to heart dis?
ease. The news of her sudden death
was a great shock to her family and
many friends In this city. Her daugh?
ter. Mrs. De Medicls and several other
relatives, left on the morning train
for Georgetown, having just time to
catch the train after recelveing the
City Council Commended.
Our city fathers, the Council, have
done a proper thing in declining to
grant a carnival the right to exhibit
here. No reason why it should come
and many why It should not. A wise
decision and a fine record to make.
The youth, old and young are already
debauched by other things seen and
heard. The restriction with reference
to houses occupied by persons with
contagious diseases, strikes me as
good, and will work for better health
and less contagion. Spitting on side?
walks should be prohibited also. Let
one other thing be done. Get a little
more moral cleanliness going among
t tip my hat to the Council for
what Is being done. Keep up the
good work. CITIZEN.
Oct. 14. 1909.
FIRE WEDNESDAY MORNING.
Two Story House Burned on Manning
A two story house situated on Man?
ning avenue and owned and occupied
by Wisdom Gass, colored, was burned
Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock. The
house, with practically all Its con?
tents, was a total lorn, but the house
was covered by Insurance to the
amount of 11,100. The orgin of the
fire has not been determined. The
house was situated in a cloaely built
up section and a dosen er more
houses were In Imminent danger of
destruction when the hose wagons ar?
rived on the scene. The Gase house
was too far gone for it to be saved,
so the firemen turned their attention
to the adjacent houses, several of
which were on fire, which was quick?
ly extinguished and the loss confined
to the place of Its origin.
There was some confusion In send?
ing in the fire alarm through the tele?
phone exchange, and the bell rang
the alarm for a fire In the business
district and those who heard it were
led to believe that a serious fire was
A certain bishop was a trifle deaf.
Once while attending a banquet he
was assigned to a young lady who did
not know of his affliction, with the
result that conversation was found to
be somewhat difficult. In a burst of
enthusiasm the young lady inquired:
"Bishop, do you like bananas?" At
first the prelate did not reply, but
upon the question being repeated he
"I must say I still prefer the old
fashioned night-gown.' "?Independ?
The City Council has refused to
grantj concessions to carnival com?
panies that desire to exhibit here. If
the carnivals come they would be
required to pay the maximum license
fixed by the license ordinance. Sum?
ter does not want carnival shows, and
the action of City Council meets with
the approval of 95 per cent of the
people of the town.
CI1Y COUNCIL MEETING.
A BAN PUT ON CAltNIVAL COM?
Sale of No. 3 Lot to Col. Wilson Con?
firmed?Purchase of Bui tin an Lot
Not Consummated But Delay in
Closing; Deal is Temporary Only
Health Office Says Illuminating Oil
fs Not Up to Standard.
City Couhcif met Tuesday night
with all members present except Ald?
Messrs. p. O. Bowman and J. H.
Levy were present to ask 'Council to
remit licenses on a Carnival for one
week to aid the directors of the Base
Ball Association in paying Its debts,
for which they are personally respon?
sible. Capt. J. W. Bradford and
Lieut. Geo. Warren were also present j
to make a similar request for benefit
of the Sumter Light Infantry. Messrs.
Llgon. R. F. Haynsworth, H. C.
Haynsworth and Barnett expressed
their kindly feelings for the Base Ball
Association and the S. L. I. but re?
minded Council that they are on rec?
ord as opposed to any concessions to
Carnival showa, which they asserted
are demoralizing to the community
and objectionable to many citizens.
Whereupon Mr. Bowman arose, en?
dorsed the sentiments expressed and
withdrew his request. The request of
the S. L. I. was refused and the Clerk
was directed to pay to the company
it's usual appropriation of $300.
Mr. E. W. A. Bultman requested
ample time for removal of buildings
! from land which he had contracted
J to sell the city. Mr. Bultman was as?
sured that the time necessary will be
allowed, and the privilege of rolling
\ the buildings through the streets was
granted to him.
Minutes of Sept. 28th and 29th
were read and confirmed.
Mr. Barnett for the Finance Com?
mittee reported the Clerk and Treas?
urer's September report examined and
found correct..And approval of claims
referred to them.
Mr. H. C. Haynsworth for Commit?
tee of Public Works stated that there
had been a meeting of chairmen of
committees for the purpose of esti?
mating necessary expenses of each
department, but that he saw no chance
of reducing expense on street work
at present, or until work already pro?
jected by Council be finished. He
stated also that the city engineer was
satisfied that the concrete drain pipe
he is making will *tand the required
pressure, and had been authorize*! to
continue Its manufacture. The report
Statement of work for two weeks
was submitted as follows:
Oakland Ave. repairs A curb 4.50
N. Main St. repairs and curb 1.00
Opera House Alley, repairs 1.00
Hampton and Green Sts. clean
ing drain 1.00
Kendrlck St., cleaning drain 4.60
Bartlette St., cleaning drain' 10.75
S. Harvln St, cleaning and re?
S. Main St., cleaning and re?
Dugan St., cleaning and repairs 2.50
Pine St., cleaning drain 2.00
Ward No. 8 weeding 5.55
Ward No. 4 weeding 9.00
Street sweeping 17.00
Street sprinkling 11.00
Garbage, 397 loads 48.00
Farm work 36.25
Backfilling, sewer trenches 6.20
Sick laborers 19.50
I No. men 21, carts 8.
Mr. Ligon for the Police Commit?
tee reported they had held a meet?
ing at which the proposed reduction
of the police was considered, and they
recommend that Officers E. L. Hodge
and G. J. Williams be discontinued.
The recomemndation waB adopted.
He also submitted report of lights
not burning in September and police
report for September as follows:
Officer. Arrest. Fines. Labor.
J. K. Bradford 4 5.00
J. M. Berwick 6 28.60
P. Galagher 2
W. Or Pierson 9
H. G. McKagen 15
T. P. Ward 17
W. A. Tribble 9
G. f, Williams 3
J. A. Boykin 7
E. Im Hodge 11
A. D. Owens 7
mV." Finn for the Fire Department
Committee reported that a contract
for tpurchase of a steam Are engine
had been executed with the American
LaFrance Co... And that Hoae Co. No.
3 lot had ben sold to Col. Thomas
Wilson for six thousand, five hundred
Mr. Bultman. .reported the Opera
House roof in a leaky condition and
was authorized to have same repair?
Mr. Stubbs for the Railroad Com?
mittee reported that the crossing on
W. Bartlette stree had not been Im?
proved by the Northwestern R. K. Co.
and asked that something be done,
The committee was requested to take
up the matter with Col. Thomas Wil?
A letter was received from the
Board of Health asking adoption of
the following ordinances: 1. To for"
bid spitting on sidewalks and on floors |
of public buildings. 2. To require
physicians to report cases of Tuber?
culosis. 3. To forbid families from
vacating a house wherein there is a
person suffering from tuberculosis;
or removal of such patient, without
permission of the board, in order that
necessary fumigation may be done
and a correct record kept of infected
houses. 4. To forbid construction or
use of dry wells or cesspools. This
letter also requested Council to pro?
vide at least three public water closets
in the business section, at different
points, and to, require the Southern
Railway Co. to fill up a low lot be
tween their depot and Croswell A
Co.'s warehouse. The clerk was di?
rected to prepare the required ordi?
nances. The Railroad Committee was
requested to take up the question of
the low lot with the Southern Rail?
way Co., and the Police and Sanitary
Commission were asked to look after
the request for closets.
A letter was read from Mr. & I.
Rcardon requesting Council to ascer
tain if they hawe authority to regu?
late the aale of illuminating oils, fix
a standard quality and provide for
Inspection, and protect citizens from
the abominable, dangerous and un?
sanitary quality of illuminating oils
sold on this market for which the
highest prices are exacted without re?
gard to Quality. The letter was re?
ferred to the Police and Sanitary
The following ordinances were read,
aoppted and ordered published: 1.
An Ordinance to amend the Ordin?
ance entitled "An Ordinance to De?
clare the Result of an Election on
the Question of Issuing Bonds to Con?
struct a Sewerage System." 2. An?
nual License1 Ordinance for 1910.
The following claims were refer?
red to the Finance Committee:
Von Ohsen & Shlrer $11.10.
Durant Hardware Co., $4.46.
A. E. Martel Co., $18.00.
Jno. I. Brunson $3.00.
Ralph Hill $2.76.
Council then adjourned.
Mass Meeting for Y. M. C. A.
There will be a mass meeting at the
Opera House on Sunday afternoon at
3:30 to hear an address by the Gen?
eral Secretary of Y. M. C. A. work
in North and South Carolina. The
object of the meeting will be to
awaken interest in behalf of the
young men of our city. While a small
collection will be taken to defray the
expenses of this meeting, no contribu?
tions will be solicited. All of the Sun?
day schools are asked to suspend.
The ministers Of the ci';y will occupy
seats upon the stage with the direc?
tors. All singers will take the front
Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill's big
shew is coming to Sumter on Oct.
Northern Writer Says Tlllman la
Worth a Hundred Hamptons and
The following letter appeared in
the New York Sun a few days ago in
connection with a controversy as to
the merit of Southern stavesmen, past
To the Editor of the Sun?Sir: i
have been greatly interested in the re?
marks of the Sun and of its corre?
spondents about the representation of
the South in Congress, and finding
myself agreeing and disagreeing as to
particular men mentioned, have cost*
to wonder If personal sentiment, taste
or prejudice has not a good deal to
do. with views on the subject, and pre?
sumably those of others.
On the whole, i agreed with P.
Byrne's able letter, but i part with
him on Bailey, who seems to him?to
"Washington," according to Mr.
Rryne?a sort of intellectual giant.
To me Bailey has long looked, and
looks more every day, like a humbug
with a bad temper. As to the ability
of Senator Tillman, however, I heart?
ily approve Mr. Bryne's opinion and
would go even further. Butler and
Hampton were gallant soldiers and
high minded gentlemen, but Tillman
has brains enough to make a hundred
of them. The South has reason to be
proud, not ashamed, of Its represen?
tatives at Washington as a class.
Are there no bosses in the South?
How about Senator Martin of Vir?
It seems to me that the South is
on the whole more ably represented
than before the war. We let ourselves
be deceived by the illusion of the
past, and the Southern statesmen of
today have not the advantage of the
great sectional passions and the coun?
trywide excitements that prevailed in
the time of their predecessors. Sup?
pose there had been no war. Names
like those of Toombs, 'Stephens, even
of Davis, would have been obscured
by this time. i do not like the looks,
the clothes, the language?on the
stump in Mississippi?some of the
principles. i dp not like anything
about John Sharp Williams but intel?
lectually he seems to me the equal of
any man ever elected senator from
A useful type of Southern senator
is Taliaferro. of Florida. He makes
no public display, seldom talks, is at
intelligent ai.d successful "business
man in politics." He gets things done
for the State. i find that the Florida
people are perfectly and Justly satis?
fied with him.
The Sun must forgive me for not
sharing its opinion of Pierre Soule.
To me he was only a shallow and
swaggering poseur equally impossible
and incapable In diplomacy and the
On the other hand, i forgive the
Sun, since it has done what i was go?
ing to do in a letter to it: it has
brought out from too long neglect the
brilliant, witty, irrepressible Wigfall,
the enfant terrible of the senate when
i was in my twenties.
Philadelphia, October 6.
Arthur Pinckney. colored, who has
been passing forged checks for small
amounts on various people around
town for the past several weeks was
on Tuesday committed to jail f*T
trial at the next term of court. A
the preliminary hearing a stron
case was made out against Pinckney.
but he stoutly denied his guilt. He
was arrested while trying to pass a
forged check which was written by
the same hand who wrote the four
other checks that had been turned
over to the, police by the partHs who
had cashed them, to their sorrow and
loss. The writing in a memorandum
book found in Pinckney's pocket is al?
so incrlminatingly similar to the forg?
FOR SALE?Car fresh Rice Flour di?
rect from mills. Fine feed for
horses, cows, hogs, and chickens.
Booth-Harby Live Stock CO. It
SCARLET FEVER EPIDEMIC
( hl 1 (Iren Warned Away From
Public Place? at Columbia,
An epidemic of scarlet fever
in Columbia, and' the health
fearing a further spread, today
a warning to the public- to keep
children away from public pi
Although the board so far'
necessity for closing . the
which are co-operating with the*
in reporting cses. ,M .....??.!?? ?
Epidemics have started at
other points over the State?
. , i i?? i" ? 1
WOMAN'S LEGS FOUND elf
Gruesome Find ^ln Rhode
Points to Murder
Tlverton, R. I? Oct. 11.?The
of the severed legs of a woman in av
dress suit case among some bushes ha
an outlaying section of this town to?
day brought to light what the author?
ities are convinced is a case of
der. The discovery of a New
ford newspaper of yesterday's
with the portions of the limbs ts
regarded as the most important claw
thus far obtained, indicating poasibtg
the place of the murder, murder
there was. The authorities l tonigae.
were of the opinion that the woi
was murdered in New Bedford,
the legs were placed in the suit
there and brought by team or
mobile to Tlverton last night. Ac*
cording to the medical examiner, Ihr.
John Stlmson, the supposed' murdes
was committed not more than twehre
or fifteen hours before the suit case
was discovered. That a .murder wear
committed and that the cutting was
done by the experienced hands of aw.
surgeon or by a medical student, tr
the belief of the medical examines
who says that apparently a comi
handsaw was used to sever the
from the trunk. A search for the
other portions of the body .In
woods nearby is being made.- i
FOR SALE?Car fresh. Rice Flour
rect from mills., Fine . fjeted
horses, cows, hogs, and chick
Booth-Harby Live stock Co. ? la.
FOR SALE?The McLeod place.
1-2 acres, hne ' Wateree , Riser
' awamp, cotton and grain land, near
R. R. depot. J. R. 8u .ter. Sum
ter, S. C. ' 10-ll-tt.
FOR SALE-s-The H. R. Thomas fi
situated on the State road bet*
Wedgetield^ and Stateburg, fronts,ko
Ing two hundred and seventy-severe
(277) acres djf fine red clay
Nice residence, out-buildings,
ant houses, paifture, fine fruit. pare
spring water, beautiful location*
and .perfect health. Any one wish?
ing a delightful country home at V,
reasonable price would do well to
apply immediately to Mrs. H. R.
Thomas, St. Matthews, S. C. 10-12-1
FOR SALE?Several pure bred Berk*
ahire Gilts, as pretty as pictui
Too fine for pork if any farmi
needs to improve his stock. Pric
12c pound gross wt. Weigh from
150 to 200 lbs. Will be bred, if de
sired, but do not advise it on O. K.
in breeding. There is more aad>
quicker money in good hogs with
meat so high, than any other live
stock. Also several milch cows*
^jWill sell at bargains before cale
ig. B, W. Dabbs, Mayesville, S.
FOR SALE?A few fine Wh
horn Cockerels, $1 each.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors * Es?
tate Samuel Ragint Deceased, rv
All persons having claims against
said Estate will please present thssa
properly attested, and all in any way
indebted to said Estate will pl<
ISHAM MITCHELL, Jr..
Wedgefle'.d, S. CM Oct. IK 1909*
10-ll-3wks W. A S.
THE SUMTER SAVINGS BANK
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Has arranged independently of regular banking channels, for money to lend to its customers on
Cotton, stored in the Cotton Warehouse. [ While we do not advocate the holding of cotton at pr?- i
sent prices, yet we are prepared to lend on cotton warehouse certificates at
========= 6 Per Cent. Discount- -
Wc have explained to you what a Certificate of Deposit is, now we want to show you, and it is to your advantage to know.
We want you to get the Savings Habit, therefore, we will pay you on these Certificates
? 5 Per Cent. Interest. i-1
You will find that we are conservative, yet progressive, liberal to our customers and good to our stockholders.
The Sumter Savings Bank, :: sumter, south Carolina.