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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4. 1909.
tered at the PoMtofflcc ut Sumter, S.
C, ns Second Clan.- y\alter
Mlaa Essie Mr Knight, of Rldgewuy.
returned t.? her <?-h.ml mar Summ, r
ton. Saturday, after upending Thanks?
giving with Miss Mae Cutthu>.
I)r. Matt Moore, of Stateburg, now
a physician In the Orthepedlc Hospi?
tal. Philadelphia, was In Sumler
Mrs. Altamont Moses returned
home Tuesday after u visit of some
We to New York and Washlugt? n.
J. A. Hhame, of Lynchburg,
wtu? m the city Tuesday.
W. L. Saunders. of Stattbutg.
Tuesday In town.
Htldebrand Is the guest of her
Mrs. A. L Jackson.
8. L. Levy, of Philadelphia, Is
I her mother, Mrs. C. H. Moiae.
es Virginia Harby and Jennie
< i. ler left Wednesday for New
where they will spend some
Marie Monckton. of Colum
? the attractive guest of Miss
Mi R. M. Jenkins, of St. Charles,
Was In the city Wednesday.
Mr J. L. Olllis. of Plsgah. spent
sday in town.
Mr. K E. Rembert. of Rembert.
was In town Thursday.
Mr. R. I. Manning went to Clemson
College to attend a meeting of the
board of trustees.
B. Krank Kelly, Esq., of Bishop
viite, was In the city Wednesday.
Mr. Jno. R. Dlxon has removed to
Rlchland county, near Columbia,
where he will engage In farming.
Mrs. Sol Levy returnedato Phila?
delphia Wednesday afternoon, after a
short visit to Mrs. Chas. Molse.
Misses Ethel Hutchinson and Lula
Rouse spent Wednesday In Blshop
Mr. J. A. Epperson, who will be
superintendent of the Sumter Gas
Works, arrived In the city several
days ago from Greenville, where he
baa saade his home for the past ten
yearn He has had charge of the
Greenville gas works for several
years and In him the officers of the
local gas company have secured an
experienced and competent manager.
Mr. Epperson was well pleased with
his postlon and his work in Green?
ville, but when the opportunity of?
fered he could not reject a chance to
return to his old home. Mr. Epper?
son says that several carloads of ma?
terial have already arrived for the
gas plant and that work will begin In
a short time. He expects Mr. Turn?
er and other officials of the company
that owns the franchise and will fur?
nish the money for building the plant
to reach the city this week and upon
their arrival the final plans for be?
ginning work will be made.
Dr. J". A. Moo(1. Hon. J. H. Clifton
and Mr. W. H. Seale. who went to the
State Farm Wednesday to talk over
Sumter-Columbla highway with Su?
perintendent Griffith of the Peniten?
tiary and the Legislative committee,
returned to the city that night. The
conference was satisfactory in the
main, despite the fact that no defi?
nite conclusion was reached. The
party walk* I over the ground at the
State Farm and then visited Sumter
landing, Inspecting the roads be?
tween the farm and the landing en
route. If the proposed highway Is
to be of much benefit to the State
Farm and the Rembert-Hagood sec?
tion of Sumter county and to the
Ceunty of Sumter as a whole. the
route by way of Sumter Landing Is
deeldedly more preferable than the
Gamer's Ferry route, but will put the
larger share of the cost of construc?
tion and maintenance on Rlchland
county, and for this reason there may
be some difficulty in obtaining the ap
proval of this route by Rlchland
county. The whole matter may be
taken up by the legislative dolSfJS
tlon of Itlehland and Sumter and an
? t made ro agree on some plan
that will meet with the approval of
the officials of both ltl( bland and
Sumter county ami equall/.e the cost.
The employes of the Atlantic Coa-t
Line have been notified that there
will be a change in ihm schedule of
the passenger train that IgSVfSl here
at 7 a. m . for Augusta. The fhangj*
will go Into effect Sunday, but wb.it
the change will amount to of bow it
will affect the running tiim- Ol the
train Is not spoclSed in the BOtlcc
received. It Is hoped, however, that
the train will hereafter be made up
In Florence Instead of here and that
the train will leave Florence about
? a. m.. arriving here ubout 7:30
and departing for .\ugusta about
7.40. With a mall service on the
train, to handle the Northern mall
ggf this section, the schedule would
exactly stilt the people of Sumter.
Scarborough Norrls. the 3-year-obi
son of Mr. anil Mrs. J. I). Norrls, died
Thursday of pneumonia, after M
Illness of about two weeks. Fun? ral
services, w. re held at the residence
01 Corb#t1 street Friday at 10 o'clock.
A 004 l> ROADS CONVENTION.
Mectim i ! S::t c-WUie Interest to
fee n Columbia .'an. 18.
ColW ' >v. 30.?The lllh an?
nual ? v ' n ?f the ><?uth Caro?
lina T(o R adl associaton will be
a' ? iml la on January 1S,
Tho >par w drawing to a cl >se
has been remarkable on account of
an unusual amount of good reads
ngltatl hi jtnd enthusiasm. It is the
purposa n* the officers an I members
of this -eiat'on to make the 1Mb
?tin ial ' ntlon no less remad:
able ! t eating favorable good
roftds sentiment. A conference of of?
ficers and members of the association
was held in office of President F. H.
Hyatt on the afternoon of November
24 looking to the accomplishment of
this pumose. Supervisor Owens and
Pommlsw'nnrr Davis were present at
the c mi'V'i ?? e. They offered valu
a I sue ? ti it as to how the annual
convention o dd best serve the pur
peso It Is undertaking to accomplish,
and pledged the hearty co-operation
of Rlchlan' c?unty In making the
'innua' m*" !Mg a record breaker.
't was the sense of this conference
'h i*. Sines ' y far the greatest public
read ml'eage of the State consists of
earth r>a<N. the best Interests of the
good rondp movement would be serv?
ed v miking this essentially an
earth ro?i*s convention. Moreover,
the principals governing the proper
location, drelnage and grades for
earth roads apply with equal
force to a'l types of roads, so those
interested In the more expensive
road surfaces will be as much bene
fltted by su'*h a convention as those
who have only earth roads to aare
Pract'cal road men will here dis?
cuss the proper location, grades,
drainage, construction, and mainten?
ance of Improved earth roads. The
application 4 correct business meth?
ods to the management of road af
a'r* ^n ' H he letting and receiving
><? ptthnc hhrhway bridges will re
eive due consideration, and road
legislation looking to a general im?
provement of the public roads
throughout the state will be recom?
jt'ounty supervisors and officers of
county good roads associations are
irged to take such steps as are neces?
sary to have their respective coun?
ties fully represented at this conven?
tion. Members of the general assem?
bly, county engineers, city engineers,
professors of civil engineering and
kindred ?usJects. officers and mem
1 ers of automobile organizations,
on: ty and city officials and all per?
ns Interested In the Improvement
?! our pu Me highways are cordially
'nvlte-l tc 'ttend this convention.
N r ng gentlemen have ac
? '.m' I v'tfttiong to address the con
entl??? HU Excellency, M. F. Au?
el, gn r r of South Carolina; the
Ron, ' Weston, senator from
nMotllMd e unty; the Hon. W. S.
learner. . mnynr of Columbia; Dr. E.
SC, Wh lay, president Columbia Au
omol ile ssoclatlon, and Mr. S. H.
)wens. i "icrlntendent of Itlchland
< unty. Other speakers will be an?
nounced later. President Hyatt's an
aal address trill be of unusual In
tereet, since he will doubtless tell the
..ssoclatlon of the work undertaken
y the I ppalachlan Good Roads As
leetatlea In which South Carolina |l
mnch ooncerned, Secretary
lirk's annual report Is exepecled to
ontaln Interesting Information con
N ruing road matters In some of our
Mr. F. H. Hyatt is president, the
OOantjl I ipervleon are Vlee presidents
and Mr. F. C. Plack Is secretary of
real ew??Toytaad Diaoniprofl.
It appears on the map today? -first
In our Toy and Doll department,
< h warts Breav
lL'-l-lt. \v. it.
I >r. .1. V Moodi chairman of the
rjood Roedi Committee of the Cham*
bet of Cemmereei went to the state
'?'arm Wednesday to consult with Su
perlntendenl Griffith of the Peniten
tlary and the members of Legislative
Committee on state institutions, who
met at the State Farm that day. re
?pacting the proposed highway to Co?
gpylaad i* Peopled with Miniature
Men and Women.
Ready to s<di themselves into the
servlt I of your little children. Toy
land lias automobiles, lire engines,
houses, animals, dogs, cats wagons,
go^eartS, carriages. All miniature
some bigger than others ???all n
spark with Hie and ootor. Toyland
is nappy land for the little folks. Lei
them ell OOmt and pay an early visit
ta iiappyiand. Bchwarti Bros.
12-1-lt. W. It.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL
BEGIN AN INVESTIGATION.
Cotton Mill Owners Will Back up the
Prosecution?(irowei's Have Joined
Mauds with Spinners in Movement
?Planned to Beach S|>oculators
Puder the Anti-Trust LAW?Are
Restraining Trade Contrary to Law.
Washington, Nov. 28.?Cotton gam?
bling in New York and Boston is
likely to become the subject of legal
action '?>? the department of justice
that may result In landing in jail
some of the biggest cotton specula?
tors of the country under the provi?
sions of the Sherman anti-trust law.
While no action has yet been taken
by Attorney-General Wiekersham,
President Taft has discussed the
matter with him with a view to plan?
ning a thorough investigation by his
department and the department of
commerce and labor.
From New York today came the
rumor, which has not been denied in
Official circles here, that such an in?
vestigation has already been ordered
by President Taft and about to begin
In New Y'ork under the direction of
Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner
of corporations. It was learned here
tonight that If thts work has been
undertaken by the government, se?
cret agents of the bureau of corpora?
tions will be employed and for the
present nothing will be divulged in
regard to the work.
Behind this latest move on the part
of the federal government are the
congressional delegations of all of the
cotton States of the South and of the
New England States In which the
great textile mills are located.
One man who Is largely responsible
for the Interest which members of
congress and the president have
shown In cotton speculation is Sena?
tor E. D. Smith, of South Carolina,
who for many years has been promi?
nently identified with the cotton
growers and came to the senate with
the avowed purpose of "going after"
the manipulators of the price of the
South's greatest product. His cotton
speeches in the senate last winter
attracted wide attention and greatly
impressed his colleagues.
Cotton mill owners who are ready
to furnish the government with in?
formation and are determined to
wage the fight to the very end are
said to represent an aggregate cap?
ital of $250,000,000. Their Interest
and that of cotton growers is prac?
tically the same in this instance, and
the fact that they have joined forces
to aid the government in its proposed
investigation and probable legal ac?
tion is taken here to mean that the
work will be done thoroughly.
Officials of the department of jus?
tice who refused to discuss what the
government is doing in this connec?
tion, nevertheless, declared today
that cotton gamblers could be reach?
ed under the Sherman law if it can
be established that their schemes are
resulting In prices that have no rela?
tion to the value of a bale of cotton.
Clearly, say these officials, that would
be restraining trade within the mean?
ing of the anti-trust law.
This much is certain, that thus far
the matter is in a preliminary stage,
and the president and the attorney
general are not certain themselves
how far the work will be carried. If
Mr. Wiekersham believes, after the
bureau of corporations Inquiry is
complete, that there is a chance of
success in the courts, proceedings
will be begun. If he does it is more
than likely that Mr. Taft will ask
congress to enact legislation under
which this practice may be stopped.
?Memphis Commercial Appeal.
The delivery wagon horse of the
Sumter Grocery Co., ran away on
Main street Wednesday and created
some excitement, but no damage was
The question of a desirable and
adequate site for the Tuomey Hospi?
tal will soon begin puzzling the trus?
tees. A lot sufficiently large and
conveniently located will be some?
what difficult to find In the city.
The new building for Lincoln
school Is nearly completed. It is
commodlois and well arranged and
Mr. C, H. Dealt the contractor, has
given the school board s first-class
job In every respect.
Mr. D. C. Shaw, of Alcolu has pur?
chased the Rollaway skating Rink
and a large lot adjoining and has be?
gun work on the erection of a large
stable, preparatory to embraklng in
the live stook and vehicle business on
a large scab'.
.lohn m. Polk, a Rlchland county
farmer, committed Bulclde Tuesday
.lust a Few Weeks Till Xmaa.
This Christinas shop announces
ready, Don't wait till Its right on
you. Qst busy early. Start your
shopping now. We have made extra?
ordinary preparations for the Holi?
day trade. Are ready for II this
minute. Schwartz Bros.
GREAT RAILROAD STRIKE.
SWITCHMEN'S WALK-OUT AF?
FECTS BUSINESS IN NORTH?
inability t?> Deliver Freight Threat?
ens Stagnation ami Starvation In
Country Dependent on Railways,
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 1.?Every
line of industry In the Twin Cities.
Duluth and Superior, and all of the
Northwest dependent on the move?
ment of supplies, is seriously affected
by the strike of the railroad switch?
men which began at 6 o'clock last
It is estimated that upwards of
12,000 men are Idle tonight on ac?
count of the strike order, thousands
of freight handlers and teamsters are
losing time by reason of the freight
blocking in the terminal towns, while
a continuance of the strike for sev?
eral days will throw additional thou?
sands out of work.
The railroads are filled with stalled
freight trains and an attempt to move
a few by the aid of the ofhee men
drifted as switchmen is making no
The railroad managers committee
announced today that they were
bringing to St. Paul new switchmen
to take the places of the strikers.
To this President Hawley of the
switchmen's union said: "All right,
let them come; we will not object."
Business men generally are begin- I
ning to feel the result of the strike.
The first to be affected were the
wholesale grocers and commission
houses. Wholesale grocers report
that nothing is moving. Commission
houses are doing nothing. Some of
the large firms today reduced their
In Minneapolis the flour mills
closed tonight and it is estimated that
3,500 men employed In them are idle.
In South St. Paul, where are locat?
ed the stock yards, only 300 head of I
cattle were received today, where
usually 1,800 is the daily average.
In the iron range country the
small towns will soon be facing a
famine unless trains of foodstuffs can
be brought in there. At Superior 300 I
men were laid off in the Great North?
ern railway machine shops. The |
mines will be affected by the stopping
of freight traffic. One of the ore
docks at Duluth and Superior within
48 hours, 10,000 men will be out of
employment, and the general loss on I
account of no employment for labor I
and inability to deliver merchandise I
will run into thousands of dollars.
St. Paul and Minneapolis are the
distributing points for the entire
Northwestern States, in all of the
cities of which the effect of the stop?
ping of the carrying of rfeight will
be felt. i
The most serious effect will be in
Montana, particularly at Butte,
Anaconda and Great Falls, where the
copper mines and smelters are locat?
ed. In Montana and eastern Idaho
freight traffic is tied up. i
The entire town of Butte is depen?
dent on the operation of the mine
smelters. When they stop every- 1
thing stops. ;
All foodstuffs are Imported. Many I
of the big mining companies run
stores. A miner's credit is good there
only as long as he works. j
The smelters in Anaconda employ
about 2.500 men. There are also
large smelters at Great Falls, em?
ploying 5,000 men, who are Idle.
That all hopes of a settlement of
the strike at present are at an end
was indicated by the departure for
Washington tonight of Martin A.
Knapp of the interstate commerce
commission and United States labor
commissioner, Charles P. Neill, who
endeavored to settle the dispute by
Mr. Knapp said he could do noth?
ing but offer his services and at this
time they were not wanted.
A. C. D. CHANGES.
Mr. Porter Becomes Head of Fay
The changes of the A. C. L. In the
establishment of the old Fayettevllk
diet:let go Into effect today and Mr.
C. L. Porter has gone to Rocky
Mount to take up the duties >f his
new field. He Will bo joined in
Rocky Mount later on by his family.
Mr. It. B. Hare who has been chief
dispatcher, here for several years and
who is a most capable railroad man.
has been promoted to the position of
trainmaster of the Columbia district
to succeed Mr. Porter.
Mr. Z. Mlddlebrook who has been
one of the head dispatchers at Rocky
Mount for some years has been pro?
moted tO BUCCeed Mr. Hare as chief
dl ipatcher here. Mr. Mlddlebrook
came In Monday and took charge of
his new duties.?Florence Time.-.
Heady t<> Smooth the Christmas
The commencement of the holiday
season finds Ibis store at It's Best.
Commence your shopping early and
let this store make it easy for yOU.
12-l-lt. W. It.
Busch's GoMcn Seal
Slock and Poultry Medicine
contains no poisonous substances?no _ ,^
food tillers. It is medicine pure and feim
ple, acting directly on the liver and eliminating that lloggtsa, torpid
btate that causes the sickness. A valuable remedy lor Cowa, IT r?ee,
Bheep. Hogs and Poultry. Try It. Sold under a guarantee OT money
refunded, hold by all druggists and .leaders. Pricelie., doc. and $1 a can.
GOLDEN CHAIN REMEDY COMPANY, Evansvllle, Ind.
Busch's Disinfectant and Dip s guaranteed to destroy MITES and
LICK on chickens. Price 50c.
We feel safe about our stock and poultry as long as we
have a can ol
Busch's Golden Seal Stock and
In the hoxise. For a sick horse. DOW or chicken
it is lust the thing and we always depend
on it for resul :s. John F. Mayuard
SIUKKT'S DRUG STORK
10-4 Tar Heel
11-4 Tar Heel
The Home of the Tar Heel
The question settled at last!
Both Peary and Cook had
Tar Heel Blankets with them.
These justly celebrated Blank?
ets in 10-4, 11-4 and 12-4 sizes.
Sold only by
O'Donnell & Co
The Home of the Tar Heel
12-4 Tar Heel
5 C A ri?TV f0r the funds of 1
; onr r> i I our depositors : > ? ? *
Promptness in all transactions, and unexcelled
facilities for handling your business in every
department of banking is the basis upon which
this bank, the Oldest and Largest in the city of
Sumter, invites your account.
First National Bank, Sumter, S, C. S
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.,
Has the largest capital stock of any bank in Sumter Coun?
ty with a rapidly growing surplus, a progressive and ac?
commodating set of officials, it is able and guarantees it's
patrons the very best that's to be had in the way of conser?
5 Jewelry, the Gift of Gifts! 5
Ask About Them and How They
-Are Given Away
Ml you people know the benelta of early looking; You know you adas the
crowds and all that sorl of Inconvenience. Vo i know ho? mueb easier it i> to
exactly null your* Ives when all lines arr slmonf untouched. Then why no; take
advantage of these advantages. Our atock I? complete from Collar Button* to
Diamonds. It comprises the very best goods thai we could buy with our mon?
ey, or that you can buy with yours. You can make your selection now at roar
leisure and by paying a small deposit may nave them laid aside for you natu the
"Ev( at ful Day." You are Invited to avail y< nraclf of this opport unity.
W. A. Thompson,
Jeweler and Optican, Sumter,
ffi Jeweler an<