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WEONESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1909.
Bntered at the lMstofllce at Siiiutcr. S.
O, as Second Claas Matter.
K C H i'. " "i Hi M i t-T' Salf<.
The Sumter Clothing Co.?Thanks?
Mrs. Harold Smith, of Greenville,
la vlsltlns her parents. Mr. mal Mrs.
W. ff. Scott.
Mr. H. H. Evans, of Smlthvllle. was
in town Friday.
1fr. E. T. Mime, of Shiloh and Mr.
K. W Dabbs. of Salem, were in the
city Thursday to attend the Chamber
of Commerce smoker.
Mr. J. R. McOhee. editor of the
Oreenvllle Piedmont, spent Thursday
night In the city.
Mr A. K. Sanders, of Hagood. at?
tended the Chamber of Comemrce
smoker Thursday night.
Mr. J. C. Lanham. of Summerton.
wms In t**e city Saturday on business.
Mr. L. L Baker, of Blshopvllle, Is
spending a few days in town.
Mr. J. F. Williams, who haa charge
of the farm demonstration work of
the United States Department of
Agriculture. !n Sumter county, spent
Saturday In town. Mr. Williams will
have headquarters at Stateburg and
will devote part of his time to teach?
ing agriculture In the Gen. Sumter
Memorial Academy, but will give the
larger part of his time to the dem?
onstration work throughout the coun?
ty. Mr. Williams Is a Clemson grad
uste of the class of 1904.
Miss Goldle Retd. Miss Fannie
Hesron, Miss Blankeshlp and Prof.
Kibler, faculty of the Blshopvllle
graded scholl spent Saturday In the
Miss Mitt DuRant returned to
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Cuttlno spent
Sunday In Columbia.
Mr. D. P. Kelly went to Blshop?
vllle on business Monday.
Mr. and Mrs Hubert McKagen re?
turned to the city Saturday.
Mrs. O. W Ret borst, of Fort Rob?
inson, Neb.. Is on a visit to her pa?
rents, Capt. and Mrs E. Scott Car?
Mrs. Agnes Bogln left on Saturday
for New York, where she will spend
sometime with relatives.
Mr. Netll O'Donnell left Saturday
afteraon f >r Philadelphia In re?
sponse to a telegram Informing him
that Mrs. Ella Tuomey was desper
ily 111 and would probably not live
iore than a few hours.
Dr. and Mrs. R. B. Furman. of Prl
?steer, were In the city Monday.
Mr. R. F. Keels, of Lynchburg, was
In town Monday on business.
The city of Sumter Is up sgalnst
a tough proposition. Nobody knows
what the city got for the $600 paid
Expert Accountant Harralson for
report on the city books, and now
thai Alderman Llgon disclaims any
hblllty to Interpret the volumlnious
pussle handed City Council by Mr.
Harralson, the taxpayers may as well
abandon hope of ever finding out
what the $900 purchased.
Some miscreant set fire to a large
stock of hay on the city farm at the
water works pumping station Satur?
day night and the flre department
was called out and given a long run.
The hay was. of course, a total loss
as It was almost entirely consumed
before the hose wagon arrived. There
seems to be no doubt of the flre hav?
ing been of Incendiary origin as the
hay stack was too far distant from
the pumping station or *ny other
house for the hay to have been ignit?
ed by a spark from a chimney.
Col. J. H. Pottle, the well known
representative of tho Brotherhood
Wine Co.. of New York, who has
been a frequent visitor to this city for
a number of years was seriously in?
jured In an automobile accident while
riding with Mr. J. H. Moore and son
of Bennettsvlllc a few days ago. In
trying to avoid a colllson with a bug?
gy Mr. Moore's son, who was driving
the car. ran into a ditch and the car
was turned upside down. Col. Pottle
had one hip broken and was other?
wise bruised. Tho Messrs. Moore es
caped with trifling Injuries Col. Pot?
tle was brought to the city for treat?
ment and Is In the Sumter Ho-pltnl.
He Is doing as well as possible, but
Will be confined to bed for several
weeks at lea -1 Mrs. Pottle was sum?
moned from New York and will re?
main with her husband until he re
covers. The Columbia state of Fri?
day printed an a<count of the
dent. ?oit b\ sostm confusion of anas et
stated thai < 'ol. Pottle was injured
while riding With Dr. J. A. Mood, of
Flattery Is the food of fools. ?
Marriage at Manning of a Popular
Manning, Nov. 19.?Mr. William
Gordon Belser, of Summerton, and
Miss Mary Elizabeth Wilson, of this
town, were married on Wednesday
afternoon at 5 o'clock at the Man?
ning Presbyterain church, Rev. A. R.
Woodson officiating. The church
was occupied to its fullest capacity
and was a scene of beauty with its
large complement, "fair women and
Siave men." the former being array?
ed in lovely and becoming costumes.
Following was the order of the bri?
dal party, entering the church: Ush?
ers, right aisle, Dr. Edward Wi Du
Rant, of Georgetown. Mr. Frank E.
Barron, of Charleston; left aisle.
Messrs. S. Oliver O'Bryan and J. In?
gram Wilson, of Manning. Couples,
right aisle, Miss Helen St. Clair Scott,
of Kingstree, with Mr. John J. Earle,
of Columbia; left aisle, Miss F. Love
Johnson, of Marlon, with Mr. A. D.
V^Fadden, of Columbia; right aisle,
M.as Minnie Klrkpatrick, of Sene?
ca, with Mr. George P. Logan, of Co?
lumbia; left aisle, Miss Clara Taylor,
of Charleston, with Mr. Gordon
Hughes, of Union; right aisle, Miss
Pauline Wilson, sister of the bride as
first bridesmaid, with Mr. Irvine F.
Belser, brother of the groom, of Co?
lumbia; left aisle, Miss Beulah Wil?
son, with Mr. John J. McMahan, of
Columbia. Dame of honor, Mrs. W?
H. Ingram, of Sumter. Maid of hon?
or, Miss Jane Purdy, of Sumter. Or?
ganist. Miss Edna Brockinton, ac?
companied by Mr. I. Rex Rice, of An?
derson, on the violin. Best man, Mr.
William D. Melton, of Columbia. The
bride came on the arm of her father.
The bride was exquisitely gowned
In a broadcloth suit. A superb recep?
tion followed Immediately after the
ceremony at the beautiful and truly
hospitable residence of the bride's
father. It is needless to say that ev?
ery guest had a most enjoyable time,
and the remembrance of the evening
"all too swiftly sped," will long ling?
er In the memory of the beautiful
women and gallant men present.
The bridal party left for Columbia
on the 7:14 night train en route for
New York, whence they will embark
for Europe; their itinerary will em?
brace Great Britain, France, Ger?
many, the Alps and the Eeternal City.
They will remain on the continent for
three months and on their return will
make the capitul city their residence.
The happy couple were the recip?
ients of numerous costly and beauti?
ful wedding remembrances from
their many loving friends.
The bride Is the oldest daughter of
Judge John S. Wilson, of the third
Judicial circuit, and is a beautiful
and accomplished young woman, "a
daughter of the gods, divinely tall
and most divinely fair."
The groom Is a splendid product
of historic old Clarendon, having
passed his boyhood days in Summer
ton. He is now an able member of
the Columbia bar of the law firm of
Melton & Belser.
The happy pair were the recipients
of numerous telegrams, conveying
congratulations and best wishes.
The following were the out of
town guests: Mrs. O. M. Belser, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Edwin Belser, Miss Jack?
son, Miss Masie Brailsford, Miss Mary
S. Ingram, Mrs. F. X. Wilson, Dr. and
Mrs. C. W. Barron, Mrs. X. G. Gon?
zales, of Columbia; Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Reiser, Dr. and Mrs. & C,
linker, and Miss Baker, Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Ingram, Miss Bessie Ingram,
Judge and Mrs. R. O. Purdy, Mrs. \V.
H. Beall, Miss Mary Pitts, Mrs. Paul?
ine Cordes, Mrs. H. C. Ingram, of
Sumter; Mrs. M. S. Haynsworth, Mrs.
McCall, of Florence, Mrs. Beulah M.
Dlnklns, Miss Ethel DuRant, of
Rome, S. C.
Mr. John M. Gibson died at 3
a. m. Monday at his home in
this city, aged 23 years. He had been
a resident of Sumter for about two
years and was until last spring en?
gaged in the grocery business. He is
survived by his wife and one child.
His body was taekn to Cartersvllle,
his former home, where the funeral
was held Tuesday.
Mrs. J. E. Jervey died at 1 a. m.
Monday at Summerton. The fun?
eral services weic held at 11
oclock Tuesday morning in the
Manning Presbyterian Church. Mrs.
Jervey had been ill for many weeks
and hope for recovery was abandon?
ed for sometime. During her last ill?
ness she was a great sufferer, but she
bore it all with the patience, forti?
tude and resignation of a Christian
whose faith is sufficient unto the end.
For more than a quarter of a century
Mr. and Mrs Jervey conducted the
Jervey House in this city, which was
for the greater part of that period
the leading and only hotel in this
town. Among the elder generation
of traveling men who visited Sumter
Mrs. Jervey had innumerable friends,
for she was their friend and spared
no effort to make them comfortable.
Many a one who had the misfortune
to be taken sick found the Jervey
House a haven of rest and refuge and
the kind-hearted hostess a minister?
ing angel. To those who were the re?
cipients of the generous and kindly
attention of the good woman, the
news of her death will be received
with sadness for they will know that
they have lost a friend who on many
occasions proved her sincerity and
worth when a friend was needed.
Walter Smith, white, died in Green?
ville, Friday, as a result of Injuries
received by jumping from street car,
while in motion.
OH PSHAW! WHAT HOT.
A Specious and Ridiculous Apology
by Carolina Glass company Graft. ?
Columbia, Nov. 20.?There has \
been much discussion of the decree
recently handed down by the dispen?
sary commission. One of the claims
that has caused much local comment
is that of the Carolina Glass Com- j
pany. Many Columbians, who have
expressed opinions thereon, have stat?
ed that the over-judgment was a lit- i
tie harsh, and it was felt that the j
company had not been guilty of the '
wrong-doing charged. This opinion j
linds expression today in an interview
given out by Attorney W. H. Lyles. i
of the local bar.
Mr. Lyles says:
"I regret very much to see that the .
commissioners in their findings have J
gone so far against the Carolina 1
Glass Company. Having been '
familiar with the testimony as 1
It was adduced before the investigat- I
ing committee of the Legislature, and I
before the commissioners themselves,
I am thoroughly convinced that the
commissioners have committed a gre
vious error in finding any collusion
between the officers of the Glass j
Company and the members of the old
"As a laweyr, I would not, of
course, undertake to criticise the
commissioners. We are all human
and liable to err, but I do feel, ami
feel strongly, that they have done In?
justice to honorable gentlemen. The
officers of the Carolina Glass Com?
pany are men in the prime of young
manhood. Their lives since their
childhood have been open to this
community. In every transaction,
private or public, they have shown
themselves worthy of ancestors whose
names brought lustre upon the pages
of South Carolina history since its
earilest settlement. In no other in?
stance have tY ^y been accused of
reprehenr. le onduct, and surely
their chu. thus inherited, and
established by their conduct, should
have had sufficient weight to refute
the wild charges of one or two irre?
"The only thing which is claimed
to have been evidence adduced in the
proceedings tending to show collu?
sion between the officers of the com?
pany and members of the dispensary
board was the ex parte affidavit of a
former discredited and disgruntled
employee of the company. The offi?
cers of the company had no oppor?
tunity to cross-examine this witness
and had no notice of the intention of
the investigating committee to offer
the affidavit in evidence. According
to all the rules which have been estab?
lished as best calculated to ascertain
the truth of any question at issue, j
this affidavit should not have been [
considered, evei by the investigating j
committee, certainly it should not
have been considered by the commis"
The only Baking Powder
made from Royal Grape
Cream of Tartar
?loners; Moreover, it was contradict?
ed in every particular by the officers
of the company and its stockholder?,
U well as by all its books and rec?
The legislative investigating com?
mittee has cut off the company from
J offering evidence which it had col
1 looted for the purpose of refuting the
charges made by that affidavit, as
well as by testimony of Mr. Pack
"When we went to the place ap?
pointed for the final hearing of the
claim before the present board of
commissioners, we had no idea that
the mass of matter, not pertinent to
the issue, which had been collected by
the Investigating committee would be
? iumped into this Investigation and
treated as evidence. The company
had been kept out of its money?a
, . , , ? I Attention is invited to the adver
large amount?for months and years. ;
, , .. .,_... . . . j tisement of the Sumter Clothing Co.
and it was exceedingly important that
... . , , . . t ,. . . _ . The man or boy who re ids this ad?
its rights should be established, and
, . , _ . - u vertisement and then buys one of the
for that reason the dumping of such |
j suits or overcoats referred to will
matter into the case was not as stren
. , . . . . . ? I have one reason for thanksgiving If
uously opposed as it might have been. B
the members of the board themselves
and the parties bidding liable to crim?
inal prosecution if accepted.
"As a matter of fact, the company
doing a large business outside of its
dealings with the State dispensary
for a period of seven years has made
only about $50,00). All the books of
the company and all of Its records
and correspondence have been sub?
mitted without question to the most
scrutinizing examination by the com?
mission and several companies of
public auditors, and in no instance
has anything of a suspicious charac?
ter been developed and no indication
of excessive profits made. The as?
sessment made by the commissioners
against the Company would more
than wipe out all the profit ever
made in its seven years of history."
The continued withholding of the
money was almost as bad as the final
loss of it, and it was of vital impor?
tance to have an early decision. The
conclusions of the commissioners that
there have been overcharges against
the dispensary by the Carolina Glass
Company are based upon a total mis"
conception of th* facts of the trans?
action. Glass, like e\ery other com?
mercial commodity, is subject to fluc:
tuatlons, and we deny that any
awards were ever made to the Caro?
lina Glass Company at prices higher
than had been offered by other repu?
table companies in the only manner
which chould be, considered by the
board, or which would not have made
The Sumter High School football
team will play the Columbia school
team at 12 o'clock Thanksgiving Day
at the Base Ball Park. The Columbia
team Is reported to be the strongest
team the local team will meet th>s
season and a fine game Is assured.
There should be a large crowd on the
side lines to encourage the home
team to win another victory.
One aviator smashed his machine
rather than fly through a pedestrian,
but probably he would have smashed
it sooner or later, anyhow.?Phlla
O'Donnell & Co's.
O'Donnell & Co.
Svimter's Big Store.
Prices That Will Make
You Lay in a Supply
For a Year to
CENT RUB DRY TOWELS,
EXTRAORDINARY LINEN VALUES
CENT RUB DRY TOWELS,
WE place on sale our entire stock together with a large line of samples which we bought consider?
ably under the market value, and which we will offer at the greatest savings you have ever had
a chance to buy goods of similar quality for. A word to thewise is usually sufficent, and as this is anad
from O'Donnell & Co., it will pay you to get busy.
10 Doz Extras QuaJity Tea Doylies, Reg. Price $1.50 Doz Price to Close $1.15
Note the following great values in all
The kind that make the table beautiful,
and at prices to please.
Who Needs Towels?
These prices will prove very
Huck or Damask, Take your choice.
Our Entire Linen Stock
Together with a line
of sample Linens.
25 Pieces Curtain Laces, (Cotton Goods Higher than ever before, not so at O'Donnell & Co's) all patterns, Special 9c
See our Line of Table Covers, Tray Covers, Sideboard Scarfs, Etc., all at sale prices at
Sumter's Fair Store
The Big Store.