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SATURDAY, DECEMBER II. 1909.
KmeneO at the PostoAVe at Sumter, S.
C mm Seiend Chum Matter.
N KW ADVKHT1SKMII NTS.
B-VW Uvi ttoaa Co.?Nine Loads
la to Days.
Mr. 8. W. Mima, superintendent of
the Rlchland und (iranoy mills of Co?
lumbia, spent Tuesday In the city.
Rev. \V\ T. Duncan. Rev. M. W.
Hook, Rev. J. B. Wilson and Mr. Jno.
W. McCoy have gone to Abbeville to
attend the annual conference of the
M. B. Church. South.
Rev. C. C. Brown, Rev. F. M. Sat
terwhite. Rev. William Haynsworth
and Mr. B. C. Haynsworth have gone
to Anderson to attend the State Bap?
Misses Kate. Augusta and Maud
Solomons, who have been visiting in
the city for several weeks, left on
Tuesday for New York, where they
will spend the winter.
Dr. and Mn. J. C. Spann have re?
turned home from Charleston, after
a stay of two we?ks.
Mr C. T. Evans, of Smlthvllle. was
In the city on business Tuesday.
Mr. U I. Parrott left Tuesday
for Abbeville, where he will attend
the Methodist Conference.
Mr. T. O. Sanders of Hagood was
In the city Thursday.
County Roartl Meeting.
The Board of County Commission?
ers met In regular monthly session
at 11 o'clock Tuesday, Dec. 7th, with
Supervisor P. M. Pitts and Commis?
sioners F. E. Thomas, John I. Brog
don. W. J. Young and E. T. Minis,
There being no unfinished business
bet?re the board the regular routine
ws> taken up. The claims on file
Were audited approveu and ordered
'. W. N. Hammett presented n
claim for $111 for damages to mule
failing through a bridge at Cowpen
Swamp. Action was deferred until
further Information is in the hands
of the board.
J. A. Frlorson presented a claim
let $160 damages to n.ule. aUeged
damage having been caused by mula
falling through the bridge at Ura
ham's Crossing. Action was deferred
until the noxt regular meeting.
A petition was presented from nu?
merous cltlrens of Shiloh Township
asking that the proposed route as
surveyed for the new road In that
township be abandoned and some
other route be selected. It was mov?
ed and carried tha. it Is the sense of
the board that the said road be or?
dered opened as soon as the citizens of
the township can agree upon a route
that will be satisfactory to all con?
cerned and have secured rights of
way to be given to the county. *
L O. O. F.
The local Lodge of Odd Fellows
will meet on the night of December
list at which time officers to serve
during the ensuing year will b?s elect?
ed. There will be a barbecue sup?
per and all members are requested to
die their plans to attend.
At the regular meeting of Wade
Hampton Aerie, Uli, F. O. B. held
Wednesday night, the following of?
ficers were elected:
C. H. Dorn?Worthy President.
B. O. Cantey?Worthy Vice Presi?
Ouy U Warren?Worthy Treasurer.
Oeo. E. Beaumont?Worthy Secre?
C. P. Oateen?Worthy Physician.
S. L. Young?Chaplain.
J. W. Bradford?Inner Ouiird.
P. J. Oallagher?Outer Guard,
B. B. Breeden. J. J. Britton and W.
J. Archer, Trustees.
Th? traveling men are still kicking
about the hotel accommodations of
Sumter and calling on the Chamber
of Commerce to do something to al?
leviate their suffering and improve
conditions. They want a new hotel
*vitl? modern equipments and furnish?
ings and th? y say so in plain terms
In a communication recently address
ed to the Chamber of Commerce by
the hot- I committee of one of the
traveling men's ? rgunlsatlons Sumter
Will be forced to take hold ,,f the
hotel profclesjl in earnest In tin- near
future. ft Is a matter of the utmost
Imp'Ttane.. to Sumter and the people
will have to get together | id as a
SJsnttCf of puMic spirit build u tirst
class hotel even though there is a
possibility ??f the Investment not
i't <\ ing pi ofltable i t thf out. ? t.
The Christmas goods are on dis
play Iti many stores now and the pre*
gresHl\e merchants are advertising.
Watch the paper for Christmas hints.
1)K ATI I.
Mr. John Lewis Alnutt died at his
home on Oakland Avenue at 11
o'clock Tuesday night after an Illness
of several months, aged 60 years. Mr.
Alnutt was a great sufferer for the
last few months of his illness, hut
was not confined to his bed, except
during the last few weeks.
The deceased was a native of Lex?
ington, Ky.. and was a civil engineer
and had traveled extensively In the
prosecution of his profession. In re?
cent years he has been the Southern
representative of a number of manu?
facturers of railway and mill sup?
plies and had made this city his
headquarters for the past six years.
Soon after coming to Sumter he
leased the Hotel Sumter and con?
ducted It for several years. Almost
as soon as he Identified himself with
thl9 city he realized the need of a
system of gas works and devoted a
great deal of time and energy to?
ward the organization of a company
to erect and operate a modern gas
system for heating and lighting pur?
poses. After several disappointments
when his efforts seemed assured of
success, he succeeded only a few
months ago in Interesting several
capitalists in the enterprise and a
company was organized and a fran?
chise obtained from the City Council.
Everything was in shape and orders
for structural material and machin?
ery were placed several months ago
and only a few days ago it was an?
nounced that a part of the material
had arrived and the work of erection
would begin within a few days, but
he was called hence before the enter?
prise to which he had devoted so
much of his energy could be carried
Mr. Alnutt is survived by his wife,
who has the sincere sympathy of the
many friends she has ma.de during
her residence In Sumter.
The funeral was held from Mr.
Alnutt's late residence on Oakland
avenue at 10:30 o'clock Thr sday
Mrs. Eliza Jane Costin, wife of
Mr. \V. T. Costin, died at her home.
Xo. 9 North Harvin street at 1.30
o'clock this morning after several
weeks illness, aged 51 years. The
funeral was held at her late resi?
dence at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon.
Mrs. Costin was a native of Sumter
had spent her entire life here. She
had many friends who loved her for
her true worth and many Christian
virtues. She Is survived by her hus?
band and two brothers, Messrs. Jos.
?M. and S. R. Chandler.
TREE FELL ON HIM.
Mr. Harry Pitta Painfully Injured at
Mr. Harry Pitts who has been en?
gaged in the aaw mill business near
Lanes for the past several months
was seriously injured yesterday by a
tree falling on him. It was at first
thought that his Injuries were fatal,
but after several hours he regained
consciousness and it was found that
his skull was not fractured as fear?
ed. He waa brought to this city last
night and is now at the hospital. It
Is said that he will probably be able
to be out before Christmas.
The accident occurred while Mr.
Pitta was driving along a road in the
woods in which he had a force of
hands felling trees. A couple . of
hands were sawing a tree that stood
near the road and Mr. Pitts did not
know he was in any dange ? until he
saw the tree falling directly towards
him. He made an effort to get from
under it but failed to do ao. The
buggy was smashed and Mr. Pitts se?
verely bruised. He received a severe
bruise on the forehead and as he re?
mained unconsious for sometime It
was feared that his skull had been
Artists models in France are strik?
ing for better pay and more work.
They will form a union. It is said
that more than 6,000 persons In Paris
are entered In the police "eglster as
professional models. Besides them
there are multitudes of shopgirls,
waitresses, seamstresses, great num?
bers of poor students of all kinds,
who do not know how to l:ve, and so
MM| more who will serve as models
than can possibly be employed that
numbers of them are on the point of
starvation. The palmy days of the
moil..I grt past. Artists lay that the
preeent ropply, great as it is. is in?
ferior |? quality, and \ li difficult to
? IN II hat || Wanttd, And yet the
ranks of so-called artists are even
greater, and it would Mam thare
must bf more demand for models
than there used to he.
Alal-arna h . Is that it Is dry enough
for ail practical purpose*, Atter ox
tended e\|?. rh nee with a condition
? ?I setni-aridity, it dooan'1 see the net d
of bteomlni aa abeoluts desert,
II i hlngton Tito, i,
Champ Clark feels confident there
win be ,1 Democratic President
sleeted la lilt, but Champ Clark
has felt DCnfldtnt on several pre?
vious occasions.?Chicago Tribune.
A DEADLY ASSAULT.
Mr. T. J. Kirven Slmt und Seriously
Wounded by Wash Williams.
Mr. T. J. Klrven, of Providence, one
of the best known and most progres?
sive farmers of Sumter county was
?hot Wednesday afternoon and severe?
ly wounded by Wash Williams, a ne?
uro share-cropper on a farm owned
by M Klrven, four miles east of this
city. The shooting was done with a
s iot H*in. loaded with small shot. The
load took effect in Mr. Kirven's left
hand, arm and side, and but for the
deflection of the shot by a heavy ov?
ercoat worn by him and a memoran?
dum book and papers in his pocket,
he would probably have been killed,
as a large part of the load lodged in
the side and muscles of the chest di?
rectly over the heart. As it is Mr.
Klrven is quite seriously wounded and
will be confined to his bed at the
Sumter Hospital, where he Is being
treated for sometime.
The shooting occurred between 4
and 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon,
when Mr. Kirven went to the farm to
seize the crop in which he had an
interest under a warrant of attach?
ment. It was alleged that Williams
had been disposing of the crop and
had not made proper returns to Mr.
Kirven who had a claim on It for
rent and for supplies advanced under
a share-crop agreement. When he en?
tered the yard he was received in a
threatening manner by the wife and
sons of Williams, the woman threat?
ening him with a pitch fork and one
of the boys with an axe. While his
attention was attracted by the woman
and boy and their impending assaults,
a gun was fired through a crack in
the house near where he was stand?
ing, the load taking effect as above
described. Mr. Kirven made his waj
with assistance to the home of Mr.
Willie Shaw near the scene of the
shooting and physicians were sum?
moned by Jelephone and Sheriff Ep?
person notified. Mr. Kirven's wounds
were dressed and he was brought to
Sheriff Epperson sent his deputy
to arrest Williams but he could noi
be found, although diligent search
was made for him that night and
Thusday morning. Williams' wife
and two sons were arrested and com?
mitted to jail. They have employe 1
counsel and will apply for bail.
Wash Williams Is said to be a bad
negro and a warrant was issued for
his arrest on another charge only
a few days ago by Magistrate r
by. When the Magistrate's Con?
stable went to make the arrest orr
Tuesday Williams took leg ball.
Mr. Kirven is suffering cons- ier
able pain, but is doing as well
as could be expected. Unless there
are unforseen complications he will
recover within a few days.
Miss Girardenu's Funeral.
The funeral services of Miss Mary
H. Glrardeau were held at the Pres?
byterian church Tuesday afternoon
the Rev. J. P. Marlon officiating. The
active pallbearers were: R. D. Lee,
R. O. Purdy, W. H. Ingram, C. M.
Hurst, H. J. Harby, G. W. Dick, J. L.
Haynsworth and W. M. Graham,
while the honorary pallbearers were
Supt. of Schools S. H. Edmunds, and
the school board, Mayor Boyle and
Messrs. J. A. Mood, Marlon Moise,
Nelll O'Donnell and R. I. Manning.
Among the floral tributes were those
from the teachers of the schools and
from Dick Anderson chapter, U. D.
C.i of which Miss Glrardeau was a
member. The school teachers at?
tended In a body.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
Beuclare Chapter, No. 20, O. E. S.
Elects Officers for Ensuing Year.
At a regular meeting of Beuclare
Chapter, No. 20, Order of Eastern Star
Tuesday night, several candidates
were elected to take the degrees at
the regular meeting on the first Tues?
day in January, and the election of
officers for the ensuing year was
held. The following officers were
elected and will be installed at the
Mrs. G. G. Tweed?Worthy Matron.
S. M. McLeod?Worthy Patron.
Mrs. C. P. Osteen?Associate Mat?
Mrs. L. L. Johnson?Conductress.
Miss Pauline Woodley?Associate
Miss Jennie Walsh?Secretary.
Mrs. J. M. Woodley?Treasurer.
The business men of this city, the
banks in particular, are put to seri?
ous Inconvenience by the new sched?
ule OH the Atlantic Coast Line, which
deliver! the Northern mail about
mid-day instead of In the early morn?
ing as prior to the change in sched?
ule. The new schedule is but little im?
provement over the old In any respest,
and this docs noi counterbalance
the Inconvenience caused by the de?
lay In the mails Until tin- untie
Coast Line puts on early morning
mail train from Florence that will ar?
rive here in the neighborhood of 6:80
to 7 o'clock there will continue to be
kicking and genera] dissatisfaction.
Synopsis Of the Business Done by the
County Dispensary From March.
i?0" to October ist, i?on.
From a report of ? special examin?
ation of the hooks and accounts of
the Sumter County Dispensary Board
made Nov. 2, by W. B. West, Dispen?
sary Auditor, nd G. H. Charles, Dep?
uty Auditor, the subjoined interest?
ing figures ar?' taken. The examina?
tion covered all the ,books and ac?
counts and transactions of the Coun?
ty Dispensary Hoard from March 1.
1 907 *o Nov. 2, 1909.
The report says: "All hank ac?
counts were examined and found to
agree with the books of the County
Dispensary Board, with the exception
of a few small clerical errors, which
did not materially affect the ac?
counts, and which will be adjusted
In the month of November.
"All invoices to dispensaries from
March 1st, 1907 to Oct. 1st, 1909
we re verified by us, and the bids and
awards for the last quarter were also
''We beg to acknowledge the kind
assistance to us in doing this work
by Mr. M. J. Moore, the Clerk of the
Board, and to commend him for the
unusual pains he has taken in keep?
ing the books."
Statement of net profits of Sumter
County dispensary, March 1st, 1907
to Oct. 1st, 1909, $156,037.70.
The above net profits were disbur?
sed as follows:
County of Sumter. $61,608.6,'
City of Sumter. 55,018.67
Town of MayesVllle. 6,705.00
School Fund. 1 3.703.54
Undivided Profit (June . .
30, 1909.). 19.001.S4
Purchases, March. 1907..
to Sept. 1909 .251.941.67
Warehouse Expense Acct 2,375.06
Warehouse Profits.. ... . ?7.685.40
Sales to Dispensers. 274,533.90
Irv ntory, October 1, 1909 7.44S.83
Deer Dispensary Account,
Sales to Dispensaries.. .. 12,812.83
THE COTTON TAX.
Partly to raise money to carry on
the war against the South, but chiefly
to punish the Southern people, con?
gress, in June, 1861, levied a tax of
one cent a pound on all cotton held
or owned by any person on and after
October 1, 1862. The tax was suc?
cessively raised to two and to three
cents a pound, and was abolished in
February, 1868. It is this tax which
hundreds of Southern people have
been living in the hope of seeing re?
funded by congress. We know of
one man who lived in Charlotte who
went to the postofflce daily for ten
years or more In expectation of get?
ting a check for $60,000 refunded
cotton taxes. He died in the expec?
tation, and his next best friend is
even now keeping his papers in hand.
It ia explained by The New Orleans
Picayune that at first the tax could
only be collected in such districts as
were permanenly occupied by the
Union forces, but aa the war closed
in April, 1865, and the tax was con?
tinued through the balance of 1865
and the whole of 1866 and 1867 over
the entire country, it is easily seen
that all the cotton districts of the
.ijouth suffered this unjust burden that
was Inflicted on the people of a sec?
tion and not upon the entire country
in proportion to population. David
Y. Thomas, writing In the North
American Review for November,
notes that by far the larger part of
the tax came from the lower South.
Georgia, Alabama. Louisiana, Texas,
Mississippi, Tennessee and South Car?
olina paid $5S,000,000 out of a total
of $68,000.000. In 1867 the corn crop
of the United States was worth $610.
048,390; the wheat crop, $42,796,460;
the hay crop, $372.854.6S0; yet all of
these were tax free, while cotton,
worth $201.470,495. paid a tax of
$22,500,947.77. He declares that this
cotton tax for extortion by a conquer?
or OUtdId the 10 per cent tax levied
on the Holland Dutch by the famous
or Infamous Spanish invader. the
Duke of Aiva. in some Instances it
amounted t?i as much as SO per cent.
In 1S1 a tax of $20,000,000 was lev?
ied on lam Ii ami dwellings and was
apportioned among the states ac?
cording to population. There was no
question about the legality of this
act; yet, thirty years later. the
amount collected under it. less coatof
collection, $ii.<i '.turn, was returned
as a gratuity to the States whose citi?
zens had paid it. The fact that the
tax had operated <?n only one section
of the country, the seceding states
paying very little, undoubtedly was
one cause of the repayment. May nol
I the same principle be applied to the
cotton tax. At the time the South
was paying this tax?only about $3.
ooo.ooo was collected before the close
"f the war? it was a 1st) paying Its
share of ail other taxes, it is ail In?
teresting history, but it is true, as the
Picayune says, that the reviving of
the cotton tax question is like disin
t< rrlng a mummy. It is only a r> lie
of the past, and has no other value
than as a mere curiosity to put in a
museum. The cotton tag can be
hung up with the French spoliation
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COM?
President L. I). Jennings Announce*
Committees That Will Serve Dur?
ing His Term >f Ofhce.
Committee to Select Secretary. R.
T. Manning, G. A. Lemmon, H. L.
Scarborough, H. J. McLaurin, Jr.
Executive Committee: R. I. Man?
ning, E. I. Reardon, D. R. McCallum,
Jr., C. G. Rowland, J. A. Mood, S. H.
Edmunds, Xeill O'Donnell, J. W. Mc
Keiver, H. J. McLaurin, Jr.
Passenger Arrangements: R. I.
Manning, J. W. McKeiver, E. I.
Reardon, H. C. Haynsworth, H. G.
Osteen, H. J. McLaurin, Jr., J. H.
Chandler, J. R. Ligon, D. IL McCal?
Freight Arrangements: J. K. Cross
well, W. H. Ingram, H. J. Harby, J.
H. Cunningham, Xeill O'Donnell, J.
F. Glenn, M. Devi, J. C. Huger.
Manufactures: J. W. McKeive'r,
Isaac Schwartz, D. J. Winn, Sr., T. B.
Jenkins, Marion Moise, H. R. Van
Deventer, C. T. Mason, J. H. Scar?
borough, H. J. Harby, E. L. Wither
?poon, Thomas Wilson.
Public Works: J. H. Chandler, R.
P\ Haynsworth, W. D?ring Lee, J. L.
McCallum, H. A. Moses, H. D. Bar
nett, L. W, Folsom, J. A. Mood, D. D.
Xew Enterprises: Marion Moise, F.
C. Manning, J. R. Ligon, I. C. Straus*,
i\ Moses, Jr.. Dr. E. S. Booth, A. A.
Manning, a. w. CrosswelL
Streets and Roads: Dr. J. A. Mood,
L. E. White. T. B. Fr?ser, C. E.
Stuhl s, W. B. Boyle, R. I. Manning.
I. C. Strauss, A. K. Sanders, Dr. S.
C Baker, J. H. Clifton, George W.
Dick, M. B. R?ndle, E. T. Mims. R.
L. W'right, P. M. Pitts,
Entertainment: Marion Moise, G.
A. Lemmon, H. A. Moses, L. I. Par
rott, W. B. Boyle, George D. Levy, F.
Levi, I. C. Strauss, George W. Dick,
J. H. Levy, H. G. Osteen, J. D. Shir
er, George D. Shore, C. M. Hurst, J.
Finance C. G. Rowland, <1. A.
Lemnior., D. iL McCallum, Jr., Xeill
O'Donnell, W. B. Boyle.
. mokcr: W. W McKagcr, E* I.
Strauss, L. I. Parrott, J. H. Levy, L.
Education: S. H. Edmunds, J. A.
Mood, E. C. Haynsworth.
L. D. Jennings, President, ex-offlcio
member of all committees.
A New lte? *ord.
The Boyle Live Stock company H
making a new record for Sumter.
They art* selling m? re horses and
mules than any other local live stock
dealer has ever sohl in the same
period and they are just beginning
to get down to business. A glance at
their advertisement in this issue will
reveal the facts upon which the above
statement is predicated, and facts are
stubborn things to deal with. The
Boyie Live Stock Co.. have the facili?
ties for doing a big business and they
are making good use of their oppor?
tunities. They carry an immense
stock of vehi les. farm implements,
harness, etc., and everything is of the
Im ?( quality and all new goods. The
prices speak for themselves and they
make a strong argument when there
is competition to be met.
Two carloads fresh rice meal. The
cheapest and best hog. horse, and
cow feed you can use. Booth-Harby
Live Stock Co. It,
Turkeys are plentiful this year,
but like cotton the price is high.
Two carloads fresh rice meal. The
cheapest and best hog, horse, and
cow feed you can use. Booth-Harby
Live Stock Co. It.
TAX RETURNS FOR 1910.
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
! 1st, 1910.
I Tindalls, Tuesday, Jan. 4th.
j Privateer, (Jenkins' store,) V
need ay, Jan. 5th.
Manchester, Levl's, Thursday,
Wedgefield, Friday, Jan. 7th.
Claremont Depot, Monday,
Hagood. Tuesday, Jan. 11th.
Remberts, Wednesday, Jan. |]
Dal/eii. Thursday, Jan 13th.
W. T. Brogdon's Store, Frid
Mayesville, Tuesday, Jan. 18th.
Shiloh, Wednesday, Jan. 19th.
Norwood's x Ftoade, Thrrsf
OgsjegO, Friday Jan. 21st.
All persons whose doty 1t is
moke returns should be prompt
meet me at these appointmenta.
returns must be made before B
J. DIGGS WILDER,
Auditor for Sumter Co
10-4 Tar Heel
11-4 Tar Heel
The Home of the Tar Heel
The question settled at last!
Both Peary land I 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
SOLD BY O'DONNELL & CO.