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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1909
Entered at the Postoflh e at Sumter, S.
1".. mm Sevoml t'lase Matter.
Schwartau Broa?Merit and Econ?
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Harby, of Tren?
ton. N. J.. returned home Sunday af?
ter a stay of two weeks with relativ?-*.
They were accompanied by Mrs. D. D.
sir. T. L Kahn, of Mayesvllle. was
In the city Tuesday on business.
Thomas F. Brantlry, Esq.. of Or
agneburg. Is In the city attending
Mr. Qeorge V Sanders, of Clare
mont, was In town Tuesday.
Miss Lou Pate who has spent the
summer at Hot Springs. N. C, has
Miss Hallte Kennedy, of Ridge
way, la visiting Mrs. Samuel B. Mit?
chell, on Broad street
Dr. P. M; Salley. of Pinewood, Is
In the city In attendance uopn the
Court of General Sessions.
Mr. A. I. Barron. clerk of the court,
of Clarendon County. Is In the city.
Rev. H. H. Covlngton has returned
from Old Point Comfort, where he
went several weeks ago to recuperate
?fter a serious illness.
Mr. s. B. LaFar, of Greenville, Is
In the city attending court.
Mr. John Couser died at 6 a. m.
Wednesday at his home near St.
Charles, of typhoid fever after an Ill?
ness of three months, aged about 4?
years. Mr. Couser Is survived by four
children, the eldest being only four?
teen years. Mrs. Couser died only a
few weeks ago. The funeral was
held at Mt. Zlon church Thursday at.
11 o'clock. Mr. Couser was a success?
ful farmer and business man, an ex- j
emplary cltlsen. who will be missed In
Death at Lynch burg.
Lynchburg. Oct. 1?.?Mr. J. M.
Wilson, who has been 111 for the past
ten months with an Incurable malady,
died this morning about 9 30 o'clock'
The deceased bore his affliction hero?
ically, which was prolonged only by
powerful will power. He was a faith?
ful member of the Knights of Pythias
Lodge In this place, and will be sadly
mssMd. Mr. Wilson wgs aobut 60
years old and leaves' one brother, Mr.
S. T. R. Wilson, and one sister, Mrs.
Mary Psrnell, besides a number of
A prominent dry goods merchant of
Rooky Mount. N. C, spent Monday
In this city looking over the field with
a view to establishing a branch busi?
ness here. He was so well pleased
with the business prospect that he
will open a first clam dry goods estab?
lishment here to cater to the best
trade. If he can And a suitable store
room. That Is the only obstac'c, for
after a canvass of the town he could
And no store-room vacant or to be va?
cated In the near future that is large
enough or good enough to suit him.
He says he wants as good as there is
la town as he would expect to com?
pete for the best trade. He went
away without reaching a decision, but
he wants to come to Sumter. for he
says It looks like there Is plenty of
business here for another up-to-date
dry goods store.
A Novel Expansion Bolt.
Expansion bolts are made In many
styles and stses. They are used when?
ever an object la to be fastened to
brick, stone, marble, concrete, tile, or
elate. They are made In every con?
ceivable slse?from 1-8 inch to 2
inches In diameter?for use with
wood screws, machine screws, lag
screws, and machine bolts. A rather
novel expansion screw recently intro?
duced consists of two parts?one un
ordinary screw proper, and the other
aa expansion sleeve of lead composi?
tion After the hole is drilled, the
expansion sleeve is inserted and tho
screw thrust Into the sleeve. As the
screw Is turned in with the screw?
driver, the Inner end of the expansion
sleeve expands, snd buries Itself firm?
ly Into the materlul.
A similar principle is adopted in a
two- piece lag screw, which is used
In large quantities by the government.
This particular lag screw is designed
for use with all coach or lag screws
a^om l-St Inch to 1S-32 Inch in diam?
The Synod of South Carolina will
meet In Charleston Friday.
Trott Rally, colored, was shot and
fatally wounded by Ed Sbeffell. also
colored, at a hot supper In Colleton
FINE HOTEL THIS.
TIIK \K\V 1IOSTFXKY WILL SOON
HE HEADY FOK OCCUPANCY.
Will Cost About One Hundred Thou
nand DollurH When Completed und
Heady for Furniture.
This article from the Orangeburg
Times and Democrat gives an Idea of
what Orangeburg Is doing In the ho?
The new hotel being erected In this
city by C. VV. Wolfe. Esq.. which will
be one of the most beautiful and cost?
ly buildings in the State, is nearing
completion and will soon be ready for
occupancy. It will give Orangeburg
one of the handsomest hotels in the
State, and we hope it will stand for
many years to come as a monument
to the pluck and enterprise of W. C.
Wolfe, Esq.. who not only conducts
a large practice in copartnership with
Capt. J. A. Berry, but found time vo
erect two of the handsomest buildings
in the city.
The hotel is built of brick and is
trimmed In granite and is five stories
high without the basement. It is one
hundred and fifty feet long by sixty
feet wide. It would hardly be possi?
ble for such a structure as this to be
put up with any more windows than
It has and arranged as suitably to
give beauty to the edifice. A quite
unique part of the building is the
Spanten style tower. The tower makes
an extension room on each floor and
there is a window on each side of the
bay window effect, giving each room
three windows on the front view.
There are two verandas in the front
of the hotel and one on the side and
together with the other outside work
these make it an imposing structure
and one of which the city of Orange
burg can Justly feel proud.
Money has not been spared to make
the inside of the building beautiful,
convenient and comfortable. There
will be one hundred rooms, each an
outside room with plenty of light, air
and ventilation. There are forty pri?
vate baths. The immense corridors
extend the length of the building and
the dining room and parlors and oth?
er apartment are spacious and beau?
tiful. Each room will be provided
with electric lights and telephone and
electric fans will be plentiful. The
building will be steam heated, sup?
plied with waterworks and sewerage,
provided with an electric elevator, al?
though there are flights of stairs by
which one can easily make his way
from one story to the other. The lob?
by of the hotel will be tiled and all
the necessary conveniences will be
The situation of the structure Is
most suitable f-?r a hotel. It fronts
on the town square and on one side
la the Barton brick building, where
the Elks reside and on the other is
the Scovllle brick structure In which
Is the Orangeburg bank. It is built
on a corner and on the southeast cor?
ner of the same block will be erected
the government building, for which
$50.000 was appropriated some time
The lot on which this structure will
be raised sold for $10,000 and Is 135
feet by 114. This will be only a one
story structure and only $40,000 will
be spent In the building, as one-fifth
of the appropriated monej had to go
for the purchase of the lot. The
check for the $10,000 has been drawn
and preparations are being made by
the owners of the buildings on the
property to remove them.
The price paid will give an Idea of
what the bare lot on which stands the
hotel building is worth.
The outlay of money on the Wolfe
edifice will not doubt reach the $100,
000 mark. It will be only a short
time now before the building will be
In the proper condition for rent, as
there only remains a little work to be
done for the completion of the first,
second and third stories and It will be
rented as soon as a suitable tenant
can be obtained. There are two ho?
tels in the city now, besides boarding
houses, but a good hotel-keeper in the
new building should do well.
George W. Walters, white, aged 60,
who was on tr.nl In the Federal court
In Greenville, for muking moonshine
whiskey was stricken with apoplexy
in the court house Wednesday after?
noon and died in a short time.
The dispensary sold $1,516.1? worth
of boose Saturday and more than
$600 worth Monday. At this rate the
supply will be exhausted before Nov.
Sea Island cotton planters report
that the top bolls are drying up be?
fore reaching maturity. Tho crop will
consequsntly be much shorter than
Miss Tsudu's English school for
girls In Tokio Is said to be doing a
pioneer work of much importance In
Japan. She is really laying the foun?
dation for higher education among
Japanese? women. The enrolment for
several years has been about 150 pu?
pils, all of whom remain In the school
for from three to five years.
WAH ON TOBACCO TRUST.
Farmer, of Four States Hold Secret j
Meetlm: at Danville.
Danvtlh Ya., Oct. 20.?At a secret
moetlng of representativeg from 'our
States of the Farmers' Educational |
and Co-operative Union of America, j
held here today, plans were formulat- i
ed to light what is termed the Tobac- |
co Trust and to regulate the price on
tobacco. What this plan is was not I
made public. Resolutions were adopt- |
ed opposing night riding and other j
forms of violence and condemning j
the public sales on warehouse floors !
of tobacco, which, the union delclares, |
is like the selling of a dead man's I
property. Two hundred representa?
tives from Virginia, North Carolina,
Kentucky and Tennessee attended the
The opening session was public ,but
gfter a few addresses the union went '
into executive session. The meeting
was called to order this morning by
B. F. Earler, of Lynchburg, State or?
ganizer for Virginia, who presented
J. C. Green, organizer for North Car?
olina. Mr. Green, in V brief talk, said
that along every line of trade and
commerce the prices for products
were regulated by trusts except in
case of the farmer. The trusts, he
said, were here to stay, and he ad?
vocated the adoption of some meas?
ure by which the farmerc ould com?
pete with the situation.
Dr. H. Q. Alexander, president of
the North Carolina Farmers' Union,
was elected permanent chairman.
He characterized the practice of
selling tobacco at auction on the
warehouse floors as a farce, and con?
tended that the only bidders for the
products were the trusts and their al?
"I recently saw a pile of tobacco .
sold In North Carolina for 2 cents a
pound," he said. "It was bought in
I by the American Tobacco Company,
j The farmer had to take the money,
for he could not carry the tobacco
back home and feed It to the hogs
or make any any other use of it."
The farmers' union is a national or?
ganization, with State organizations.
It has a membership of 60,000 in the
four States represented at the meet?
ing, 4,000 of whom are in Virginia.
1 The total membership is 3.000,000
! and the union has committees and de
: partments whose object Is to look
j after the raising of every class of
i Mr. Leo ICIller received* a t< legra.hi
Sunday night stating mat his brother,
Engineer Jame sii?er, had been ser!
| ousiy Injured in an accident in the
i Columbia freight yard. Inquiry as to
the extent of the accident brought the
Information that the accident was of
small consequence apart form the In?
jury of Engineer Miller. Tvta box cars
that were running wild on a switch
! were side-swiped by the engine which
Mr. Miller was running. The engine
i sustained very little damage, and it is
, difficult to find an explanation for En
> gineer Miller's serious injury.
To live In hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.?Campbell.
THE LAW OF LOVE.
\\y Libert Hub hard.
in the beginning of his career man
is repressed and surpassed by nature.
Fear haunts his footsteps. The 8l<a
dOWi of the forest are filled with the
unknown. To get out into the open?
out into the clearing?where he can
see is his desire.
And on the great order of things
this is well, for the impulse to see
and know lerds to all that is good.
But here we find the great primal
fear of the forest?the place of hid?
ing! It was the monkey that took to
the plains, that stood upright and ob?
served, and le -en to run, that in?
volved into a
Out on the plains the man recovers
from his fright and looks around. He
finds a few trees, and near them is a
bubbling spring of water.
He is refreshed by the water, and
the shade is grateful.
Then it dawns upon him by slow
degrees that trees and water always
go together, and that society is only
possible where these things exist.
Surely that Texas man was right;
Water, trees and society is all that
hell lacks of being paradise.
Man contrives to divert the water
of streams and plant trees.
These trees grow just in proportion
as they are wisely watered and culti?
vated. And here is a thing that man
does not know until way along in the
game, that is, that in cultivating the
tree he cultivates himself.
But man notes this, that where
trees grow showers come, too, from
the skies, lor water and foliage mu?
So from a state of fear of the
forest, man learns to love the trees.
From being depressed by nature, he
co-operates with her.
He percieves that man himself is a
part of nature and under the domain
of the same great natural laws that
control the tree.
The last lesson is that in a great
degree we can not only co-operate
with nature, but we can also control
her. So, from being a victim, man
becomes a master.
This discovery of unity and one?
ness and next the mastership, is the
work of those rare souls, men of
great faith, great originality, indivi?
duality and power of Initiative whom,
for lack of a better term, we call
It is easy to say, "We are a part of
all we see and hear and feel," when
many others are saying the :ame.
But how eras it when man sai
"This world is bur a gegart dreari
heaven is my home?
The genuis is the man who stands
at the pivotal point and flings into
the teeth f|E entrenched prejudice his
own thought, pitting himself against
the ignorance of the past.
With no uncertain tone and without
apology he lifts up his voice and cries
aloud, "They have said unto you in
olden times, ? ? ? but I say unto
And again, "A new commandment
I give unto you, that ye love one
Send us your job work.
One Was Enough for Johnny.
The Sunday-school lesson was from
that scripture which teaches that if
your brother strike you on the cheek,
you should turn the other also and
endure even for seventy times peven.
Johnny had listened to his teacher
very attentively while she emphasized
this fact, and after the lesson the su?
perintendent rose to make a few re?
"Now boys," he said, "how many
times ought another boy to strike you
before you hit him back?"
"Just about once!" promptly an?
swered Johnny.?The Delineator.
Alfred Merlng, colored, was killed
at Donalds on Tuesday by Robert
FOR SAT?*' The Mol ?, 161
1-2 ten iure*
R. R. p t. J P. ftmiter, Sum?
ter, s. i L0-U-?
FOR lllIJB?A few fine White Le*
horn Cockerels, $1 each. H. O.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors Ee?
tate Samuel Ragin, Deceased.
All persons having claims against
said Estate will please present these
properly attested, and all In any way
indebted to said Estate will please
ISHAM MITCHELL. Jr.,
Wedgefleld, S. C, Oct. 11, 1908.
18-U-3wks W. & S.
O'DONNELL 6 CO.
V F you are not perfectly sat
* isfied with the wear Red
Raven Hose for Ladies give
you, return them and get
another pair. No coupons to
sign, no red tape of any de?
scription. They just have to
give you satisfaction. The
price as low as any stocking
of the same quality without a
Red Raven Hosiery are guar?
anteed and only cost 25 cents.
New stock just in.
O'DONNELL 6 CO.
In Every Detail the Leading Retail Establishment of Sumter
Merit and Economy.
Not only can everything meritorious in Dry Goods be found at our establisement, but nowhere can such a
comprehensive exhibit of fine goods be found, and nowhere can better values be obtained. In it's high quality
and character, it's general completeness and variety of choice, our stock stands unexcelled.
Tailor Suits, and Still They Come.
Another large shipment in to-day. Has any store in the State sold so many ? We think not. There is a reason.
We like to show them.
Silk Waists and Silk Drop Skirts.
We open today just 182 New Silk Waists. All that's new in colors and styles. Prices from $3.00 to $6.50. We like
to show them too. The Silk Skirts of Guaranteed Tatetta Silks, in every good color, are offered at $5.00 each. Cheap?
er kinds too, if you like.
Overflow Budget of Money Salvers
Ladies' Outing Night Gowns at 60c,
75c and $1.00.
Ladies' Outing Petticoats at 50c.
Flannelette Kimonas at 50c and 75c.
Satine Petticoats at 50c. 75c and 98c.
All Linen Handkerchiefs at 5c.
Ladies' White Linen Embroidered
Colls.rs. 3 for 25c.
Kid Gloves?That are French Kid?
Ladies' Sweaters at $2, $2.50 and $3
Children's Sweaters, all wool, $1.60.
Ladies' White Linen Shirt Waists, $1
Ladles' Bleached Knit Undervesta at
25c and bOe.
Ladies' Knit Mufflers, all wool, at 50c.
Silks, that are all Silk, for Suits and
Waists, at 50c.
Irish Poplin, the new shades, at 25c.
Guaranteed Satin Linings, 36 in. at
Panama Dress Goods, 64 In. at 50c.
Black Dress Goods, that are wool, at
50c, 75c and $1.00.
New Belts at 25c, 60c 7c and $1.00.
Hand Bags at 60c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50
70 In. Bleach Table Damask at 50c.
Amoskeag Outing Flannels at 10c.
Gingham and White Aprons at 25c.
Bleach Sb ting, fine quality, at 25c.
Pure Linen Napkins, the dozen $1.00.
Fine Huck Towels, size 22 x 42. at 10c
Bleach Sheets, ready hemmed, at 60c.
Pillow Cases, ready to use, at 10c-16c
White Quilts, ready hemmed at 75c.
Bleach Homespun, 36 In. Fruit of the
Loom, Lonsdale & Barker, all at 10c.
Caston Flannel, extra heavy, at 10c.
"Conqueror" All Wool, North Caro?
lina Blankets, at $3.98.
35c China Mattings at 25c.
Hugs, $1.25, $1.60, $2. $3, and $3.60.
Leaders in Sumter