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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1909.
Entered at the Postomce at Sumter. S.
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NEW ADV KIM IS EM I\ NTS.
John D. Palmer St Son.?Farm
A. A. Strauss, A Co.?ChrlsUnai
J. O. "Uder. Co. Auditor?Tax
Returns for 1910.
Th?? Sumter Door. Sash and Blind
Factory?Mount a Window?
Mr. Claremont Moses, who has
been attending school at Rock Hill.
M?\., Is In the city.
Mrs. W. C. Stradley. of Hendersou
vllle. Is visiting her sister, Mrs. D. P.
Kelly, on Oakland Ave.
Mr. Marcus W. Jacobl, president of
the N. Jacobl Hardware Company, of
Wilmington. N. C, and a material
factor In the development of that Im?
portant seaport city was In Sumter
last week and express* *! his astonish?
ment at the great progress shown in
Sumtor since his last visit about Sev?
an years ago.
Mr Lew Hoyt, of Jacksonville.
Fla.. I? In the city.
Messrs. W. C. Harllee. J. M.
Reorr.es, E. E. Rembert and J. L.
Irby. of Retnberts. were In town
Mr. J. E. DuPre. of Pisgah was In
the city Saturday.
Mr. A. A. Brearly. of St. Charles,
apent Saturday In the city.
Mr. L. M. Green, of Columbia,
spent Sunday night In the city with
his parents. Mr. and Mrs. M.
Mr. J. A. Lever, a forrr r resi?
dent of Columbia has moved to the
elty and will engage In business here.
Mrs. J. V. Turner Is spending a
few days In Darlington.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wolsenden
and Mr. John Wolsenden and daugh?
ter, of Philadelphia, who were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Llgon
last week, returned to their homes
Saturday. They have visited Sumter
before and are so much pleased
with the place that they have plan
ad to return and make a longer visit.
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I'ri.iu Hanl Times.
Dark Corner. Dec. 6.?There Is
nothing of Importance to relate In
the corner at this time. Everybody
Is calm and serene.
Mrs. W. J. Ardls Is about well
again, and Mr. Will Kolb Is thought
to be some better.
Charlie Weeks returned home
from Cain Savannah last Saturday,
whrre he had been on a visit to his
sister, Mrs. Wash Scott, for about
five days. Mrs. Scott came down
with him and remained until yester?
day evening. when she returned
home, accompanied by her youngest
brother. Corbett Weeks.
Mrs. Mary E. Mclntosh is spend?
ing this week at her son-in-law's,
Mr. Joe H. Geddings, near I'lnow.I
Mr. John T. Chihlers and wltV of
thU corner moved to I'txvilh- <.n,>
d.tv Ital \w.-k.
JTr. and Mrs. Jim Knife, of
Hanoi, n vl-.lt. d Mr. and Mrs, Will
K >lb yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. r., u Geddings visit* <l
the f.. m.i H purrits. Mr. and Mrs.
Robt. J C>-Minus near IMnew.I
Dud Weekg Vtafttd g| Mr. Joe M.
Miss N< ftlM Anils returned from
her uncle's, near Manning, (where
she had been on a visit f?.r ten of
fifteen days) >>n U t Saturday.
Mr. T. II < ?streu. i?f th*? Sj
mores, spent l.i?t Saturday in
There was a shooting man h at
Harekley's shop last BntSPSSJ tt n?
Ing. where severul fine turkeys WON
dtspo-? I ..f [ ufidt rsfii ml th. iv will
be another shooting match next Sat?
urday svoataf it Bfondngy si.iim,
where there will he u dosen M
turkeys to he shot for. So that will
be a chan<?> for *<?mr one t ? get his
Miss Mary H. Gtrardeau i <
day afternoon at the ho
nephew, Mr. John Glrard? i AI
bevtlle. Ga., after a long 1
about seventy-five years. '
was held in the 1
church, of this city, at
Tuesday afternoon and tr
was made In the Sumter
Miss Glrardeau was $
Charleston, S. C, and spent lh<
early years of her life In that cl y.
and In the excellent ante-bellum
Mhools for which Charleston was
noted, received the education Whloh
she put to such good use during the
many years she taught school.
Coming to Sumter after the war she
made this place her home and lor
many years conducted with grt at
success, a private school. When the
graded school was established in
1889 she becam? a member of the
faculty and there she continued to
teach until a few years ago. when
failing health, consequent upon ad?
vancing years and the wearing work
of a lifetime In the school room,
compelled her retirement from ac?
tive service. She was retained as a
supply teacher for years, but then,
finding that even for this light work
she was Incapacitated, she removed
to Abbeville, Ga., to spend her last
years with her nephew to whom she
had been both mother anJ father
when he was left an orphan in early
There are hundreds of men and
women in Sumter and scattered
throughout the United States, who
attended Miss Girardeau's school,
who will hear with sincere regret of
her death, for to them matured
years have brought a full realization
of the debt, they owe to her for the
thorough and conscientious Instruc?
tion received In the formative years
Miss Glrardeau was a teacher of ex?
ceptional ability and to her work
she gave the best that was In her,
She loved her life work and possess?
ed to a remarkable degree the facul?
ty of Importing knowledge and the
genius of taking infinite pains. As
a disciplinarian she was unsurpass?
ed and the most refractory pupils
were made amenaole to discipline
and acquired habits of study and
system that were valuable assets
The Laymen'* Mass Meeting.
Almost all of the churches of he
city observed the week of prayer
for laymen by holding services on
Wednesday, Thursday and Frldav
evenings of the past week. The ser?
vices closed Sunday night with a mass
meeting in the Presbyterian chutch
The body of the church was filled
with men from the various churclies
of the city. It was a laymen's MM et
ing conducted entirely by layn.cn.
Mr. It. I. Manning presided und
explained the origin and purpose of
The place of prayer in a business
man's life were made by Messrs. T.
B. Fr?ser E. H. Rhame and C. M.
Hurst. These talks were strong and
Prayers were made by Messrs. W.
F Rhame, T. L. Fraaer, D. W.
Brown and R. I. Manning.
Such meetings would be Jar
reaching for good if held two or
three times each year.
Statutory prohibition ex: ts In Sum?
ter county, but total, or even any?
thing approximating total, abstaln
ence is far from prevailing amongst
the people. The Express Company Is
almost overwhelmed by the liquor
business and If it keeps up the local
office will have to be enlarged. If
any one wishes to see how prohibi?
tion does not prohibit let him call at
the express office any morning. It Is
but fair to state, however, that de?
spite the enormous quantity of liquor
that is brought in by the express com?
pany every day. there has been less
arrests for public drunkenness since
the dispensary closed and the City
Recorder has had little to do s nee
BaVS the Piano Contest ba'lots
from each Issue of the paper. There
will be great Interest in the cor test
and the ballots will be in demand.
if the Ah'oiu Railroad is extended
to Florence H trill be of great be lefii
to Florence and a detriment to Bum
ti '. am only way by which Bumter oan
retain a share <?f the trade of the
Milton and Bethlehem seetlon, If the
A loo Iii road goes to Florence is the
extension of the n?tts lumber road
Into the same section ,md Its ( per
atlon as ? regular railroad r-?r freight
and passenger traffic.
The Sumter Light Infantry will
give ? supper t<? its members, <>n
Thursday evening at I O'clock In the
11 nory Hall?
A fi w dayi BgO it was .stated in
columns that there h id
n<?t been an arrest for drunkei nesi
since the dispensary uns olosed on
Hovtmbat iritb. it was a fact as
stated, but that* vary night the police
had t" run In i negro for p ibllo
drunkenness] and disorderly con luet.
and since then ?diu v arrests ai r said
t ? have beeg made. The blind tigers
ate hentnnii.g t<, get in their work.
HULTMAN BROS. DECLARED
.Indue Brawley Issues Order and Ap>
pointed Davis D. Moise Temporary
In the United States District Court
yesterday a petition for involuntary
bankruptcy was filed against r H
man Brothers, of Sumter, and, by an
order of Jud,ge Brawley, Davis D.
Moise was appointed temporary re?
ceiver "to carry on the business from
day to day until the election and
Qualification of a trustee in bank?
ruptcy." The temporary receiver Is
required to give a bond of $5,000.?
News and Courier, Dec. 3.
Lectured Amidst Darkness.
Rabbi M. Bettler and the congre?
gation of Temple Sinai had a rather
unusual experience at the regular
service Friday evening. There was an
unusually large congregation pres?
ent, among whom were quite a
her of adherents of other faiths who
h;.d bttn attracted by the announce?
ment of Rabbi Sessler'a subject
"Are We to Live After Death?"
Just as the services began the
electric lights went out and did not
come on again, a fuse plug probably
having blown out. After waiting
awhile for the lights to come on
again, a lamp was procured and he
continued the services and de?
livered his lecture by the faint illu?
mination affored by the single lamp.
The congregation sat in darkness
throughout the services and listened
to the lecture with satisfaction and
pleasure. Rabbi Sessler was congrat?
ulated at the conclusion of the ser?
vices by many on the able and schol?
arly address that he delivered in
spite of the unfavorable circum?
Smlthvllle News and Personals.
Smlthville, Dec. 6.?We are hav?
ing very dry weather, have not had
a good rain since the 20th of Oct?
ober. Gardens are failing, collards
and turnips are dying, early plant?
ed oats are up, but those planted
late can't come up until it rains.
Mr. H. H. Evans, Sr., has an ear
of corn that Is a freak of nature. It
consists of one medium sized ear
with ten smaller ears around it.
Eyery ear has corn on it, except one
on which the grains failed to mature.
Mr and Mrs. R. J. Watson and
Mrs. J. W. Robertson spent Satur?
day with Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Evans.
Messrs Q. W. Mosley, Z. Z Barfleld,
Thos. Davis and Bessie James called
on Mr. Evans in the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Evans are cosily en
sconsced in a little house In the yard
where they will remain until the
erection of their new residence.
The Woman's Missionary Society
of Pisgah met yesterday afternoon.
The election of officers resulted as
follows: Mrs. J W. Robertson, Presi?
dent, Mrs. C. T. Evans, Vice Presi?
dent; Mrs. G. W. Elmore, Recording
Secretary; Miss Tessa Hatfleld, cor?
responding Secretary. The Woman's
Mission Society of the Methodist
Church met at the parsonage last
Monday afternoon. Miss Jessie Cur?
tis conducted the meeting in a ver>
impressive manner. Her address to
the ladies and the Juveniles was very
interesting and entertaining. Refresh?
ments were served, consisting of hot
chocolate cake, wafers and fruits.
Mrs. T. C. Robertson and Miss
Colsey Robertson spent last Satur?
day with Mrs. Henry Weldon, of
Heriots. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Haw?
kins visited relatives at LMshopville
last Saturday and Sunday. Messrs
Uennie and Earle McLeod, of Miz
pah visited friends at this place last
Mr. Frierson Holland spent Satur?
day and Sunday with Mr. D. J. Rob?
Mrs. Sarah E. Robertson spent
last week with relatives at Ionia.
The following parcels of real es?
tate were sold under order of court
by Master D. C Haynsworth on Mon?
19 acres In the case of Wm. W.
Moody, et nl, vs J. Burrell Tlndal et
al. SOld tO BUrrell Moody for $2,615.
II 7-10 per cent. Of II acres in the
ease Of Wm. W. Moody et al vs J.
Hurreii Tlndal et al, sold to Burrell
m.ly for $1,615.
Lot in city of Bumter, In the caee
of Josephine Hegy vs. Hairy S.
Hegy, sold to Nelll O'Donnell for
II i-n> acres In the case of Marion
Mode vs. Jane Brown el al, sold t<>
Marion Moise for $7'.?.
10 acres, part of Phillip's tract,
the city of Bumter, In the ease of
I?. L Halt vs Wallace McDrMir ?'t
al. sold |o MoCnllum Realty I ??. for
Two lots, city of Bumter, In the
ease of J. K. Crosswell vs. Lula P.
horn et al. sold t<> U I?. Jennings,
attorney, for $60.
The other parcels advertised for
ale wer not pul up, the sale b< ing
postponed 111 some eases and in oth?
ers settlement! were made prior to
the time of sale.
THE PIANO CONTEST.
CANDIDATES NOT ALL EN THE
A Number Are Holding Hark Xomi
inalions and Collecting Votes to
Enter at the Last Minute?Three
Candidates Entered the List Last
Week?How the Contest Stood
There is much interest in the
voting contest that we are conduct?
ing, if we are to judge from the
number of inquiries that are daily
received, and we are informed that
quite a number are working for
votes who have not yet announced
their candidates, expecting to bold
back the nominations until nearer
the end of the nomination period.
This may be a good plan but we
hope to see all the candidates in the
race before the end of the week. We
know that there are many who want
the piano and still others who would
be delighted with a gold watch and
they will never have a better oppor?
tunity to obtain either than we are
now offering. The candidates who
were nominated last week have a
good start, but they have not secur?
ed a lead that cannot be overcome.
The nominees are as follows:
Miss Llllis Josephine MeColhini,
Miss Teresa Chandler,
Mis* Eleanor Wallace,
Pincwood News Notes.
Pinewood, Dec , 6.?Professor
Brooks B. Paterson who was prin?
cipal of the Graded School here last
session is now principal of a high
school three miles out from Fayette
villa, n. c.
Mrs. H. F. Stack and children are
visiting at Lake City this week.
Rev. J. n. Tolar has gone to An?
derson, S. C.
Miss Maysie Brailsford spent Sat
urady In Sumter.
Miss E. Hudson, of Turbeville,
has been elected music teacher for
the graded school here.
The ladles of the Methodist church
will give an oyster supper on Friday
night, Dec. 10th In the old C. L.
Misses Lillian A. Lawrence and
Henri Reynolds left on last Satur?
day to visit Mrs. Inez Daniels, at
Lumber, S. C.
Dr. P. M. Salley was elected In?
tendant to serve for 1910 at the town
election held last week. The same
Aldermen were re-elected except
Mr. A. P. Toomer went in, in place
of Mr. E. C. Geddings.
Rev. Tracy Munnerlyn left Mon?
day morning for Abbeville to attend
the Annual Methodist Conference.
Rev. Jas. McDowell preached
Bundlay afternoon in the Presbyter?
ian Church. He was enroute to York
ville, S. C.
Mr. Thermond Rogers of Lake
City spent Sunday here.
Rev. J. N. Tolar, of Summerton
preached to a large congregation
Sunday night. Revs. James McDow
ell and W. S. Porter of the Presby?
terian church and Tracy Munnerlyn
of the Methodist church were in the
Mr. Hugh Burkett, of Sumter has
accepted the position as bookkeeper
here for the Trexler Lumber Co.,
Mr. Brancroft Lesesne having re?
FI HE IX CAM DEV.
$100,000 Worth of Property Destroy
e*l?Seven Men Injured hy Fallin?
Camden, Dec. 2.?As a result of
the explosion of a prest?>-carbon tank
in the Southern Express Company's
Office tonight, tomorrow morning will
llnd about a half block of Camden's
finest business places in ashes, one
colored man probably killed, though
this could not be verified; two promi?
nent young men badly hurt, and live
others painfully Injured.
About 7:80 o'clock tonight a se?
vere shock was felt all over the town
and people rushed from their homes
and places of business to Und names
already gushing from YYatkin Broth?
ers" establishment ;>n?i the express of?
fice and to learn that the explosion
had broken the wall between the ?>x
presa office and Watklns' store, caus?
ing it to fall on the occupants <?f the
latter, not one of them escaping with?
out injury. Those In the store at the
time were Willie Balmond, Andrew
Whltaker and Arthur Watklns.
Messrs, Whltaker and Arthur Wat
Kins were badly hurt, while the oth?
ers escaped. Fortunately, however,
three ol the men were able to free
themselves from the wreckage and
get the other t\v ;>ut with the assist
Royal Baking Powder is the
greatest of time and labor
savers to the pastry cook*
Economizes flour, butter
and eggs and makes the
food digestible and healthful
Makes most healthful fo<txl
No alum?no lime phosphates
The only baking powder ma de
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
a nee of other men who happened to
be near at hand before the building
The loss If estimated at over $100,
000. The following buildings were
destroyed: Bruce and Land building,
owned by Mrs. E. F. Watkins, of
Spartanburg, heavy loss, partly cov?
ered by insurance; X. R. Goodale,
bicycle shop, insurance and loss un?
known; J. X'. Trapp's grocery store,
formerly occupied by Whitaker &
Turnet, building owred by Christmas
and Lewis, building totally destroy?
ed, stock partly saved; Baruche-Xet
tles general furnishing establishment,
total io3s. stock valued at $30,000,
building owned by Jas. H. Burns,
value unknown, partly covered by
insurance; Southern Express Com?
pany's office; Watkins Brothers,
building, owned by Mrs. A. L. Wat?
kins, valued at $5,000, contents of
both buildings totally destroyed, value
of contents unknown; English Broth?
ers', barber shop, owned by F. E.
Watkins, badly dariaged by water
and fire. The buildings occupied by
W. T. Smith and Christmas and Lewis
and owned by Sydney Smith, the
baseball player, wer<j injured by wa?
ter and fire. The following offices
above Bruce and ling's store sus?
tained total loss: C. P. DuBose, real
estate office; C. C. Moore, law office;
Camden library and Bruce & Lang's
store rooms. Besides these the Odd
Fellows lodge hall and a store which
had quarters over another establish?
ment were also destroyed.
The gin house of W. McD. Brown,
of Lancaster, fifteen bales of cotton
and 2,000 bushels of corn were burn?
Dlstatsteful as the task would be,
it may eventually become necessary
for the United States to Americanize
Central America.?New York Mail.
The C. & W. c. road is spending'
$150,000 in making improvements
on its property in Greenville.
The contract for the new school
building in Columbia has been award?
ed to John J. Cain, his bid being
TAX RETURNS FOR 1901.
COUNTY AUDITOR SUMTER CO.,
SUMTER, S. C, Dec. 3, 1909.
Notice is hereby given that I will
attend, in person or by deputy, at
the following places on the days in?
dicated, respectively, for the purpose
Of receiving returns of real estate,
personal property, and poll taxes for
the fiscal year commencing January
Tindalls, Tuesday, Jan. 4th.
Privateer, (Jenkins' store,) Wed?
nesday, Jan. 5th.
Manchester, Levl'e, Thursday, Jan.
Wedgefleld, Friday, Jan. 7th.
Claremont Depot, Monday, Jan.
Hagood, Tuesday, Jan. 11th.
Remberts, Wednesday, Jan. 12th,
Dalzell, Thursday, Jan 13th.
W. T. Brogdon's Store, Friday,
Maye8ville, Tuesday, Jan. 18th.
Shlloh, Wednesday, Jan, 19th.
Norwood's X Roads, Thursday,
Oswego, Friday, Jan. 21st.
A'' persons whose duty It is to
make returns should be prompt to
meet me at these appointments. All
returns must be made before Feb.
J. DIGGS WILDER.
Auditor for Sumter Cj.
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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,
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