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"tb* Mattbnan itn? Southron
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18. 1909.
fettered at the Pootorace *?t Sumter, S.
C, mm Seeoud Class Matter.
Slberts Drug Store,
j T Atkinson?Stolen.
O'Donnell A Co.?The Place io Oo.
The Sumter Clothing Co.?Men's
A. A. Straus* it Co.?Christmas
Shaw 4k McCoIlum Mer. Co.?For
Mrs. M Muson. of Manning, was
In the city Tuesday.
Mr. L. I Parrott went to Charles?
ton Monday to attend the annual
meeting of the Grand Lodge A. F
M.. of Sooth Carolina.
Hon, T. O. McLeod, of Blrnopville.
apent Tuesday In town.
? Mr. R. W. McLendon. of Biehop
vllle, waa In the city Tuesday.
Mrs B. A. Bultman, Is visiting at
Wilson. N. C.
Mr. C. A. Ellerbe, of Rembert. was
In the city on business Wednesday.
Mr. T. L> Kahn, of Mayesville. was
In town Wednesday.
Mr. J. A. Boykln, of Dalsell, was
In the city Wednesday.
Mr. Frank Bennett, of the Bureau
of Solle, Department of Agriculture,
who was In charge of the soil sur
rey of Sumter and Lee OOUBttea,
which waa made in 1907-8 spent Tues?
day and Wednesday in the city. Mr.
Bennett spent the summer In Mon?
tana and Is now spending his vaca?
tion at his home in Wadesboro, N. C.
Mr. M. O. Dtutsler, a prominent
merchant and farmer of Orangeburg,
waa In the city on business this week.
Mr. B. W. Dabbs, of Salem, spent
Wednesday in town.
Mr. J. Frank Williams, who 1* in
charge of the farm demonstration
work In Sumter county, was In the
city to attend the Farmers' In?
stitute eonducted by Prof. Barrow,
of Clemson College.
Dr Oeo. W. Dick went to Column a
?H?nr?d?v ?'?t#n<? * iri<****r>-* of
the legislative commltteo appointed
to Investigate the management jyni
condition of the asylum.
*uuiu u no mm} mt aaoartaiAioi
with any degree of certainty how
much liquor is brought Into Sumter
county by freight and express, but it
to a positive fact that the total bulki
large In gallons and In value. It Is
probable, however, that the quantity,
large aa it la. is less than the total
amount sold by the dispensary and
hi ought In by express and freight
heretofore. It Is to be hoped that
this Is a correct conclusion, for If not,
then prohibition Is worse than a de?
lusion and a snare.
Henry English, colored, was ar?
rested here Thursday' on a warrant
charging him with entering the store
of B. B. Jennings at Oaillard X
Roade Wednesday night and stealing
$74 from the cash draw. English had
nearly all of the money on his person
when arrested, having not had suffi?
cient time to spend it. Had treated
himself to a nlre overcoat and was
getting ready to lay In a complete
outfit of winter clothing as well as a
goodly lot of Christmas fixings when
he waa overtaken by the minions of
You will fine at our store the
Urgent stock of CIGARS ever
displayed in Sumter. We have
all the brands that the imokeri
like in .?II size boxes: Coft
Nurica, Marie Caroline, Rose*
ment, Norma llofflinea, Roig,Cin?
co and Stbert't Private Stock. II
you want a nil C bo* for Christ?
mas come to us and wc will tell
H what they like to smoke.
Pia ? French Briar and Meer?
sch?um Pipes with Smoking To
bacco from 50c to 53.0c peri lb.
in handsome jars.
SIBERT'S DRUG STORE,
w \\ SI0TRT
s -v Main "L
A GOLDEN WEDDING.
A Happy Celobraton of the Fiftieth
Anniversary of the Marriage of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brown, who |
were married In Falrfleld county, De?
cember 15. 1859 and removed to this
city In 1905, wei? the guests of honor
Wednesday at an elegant eight-course
dinner, given by Mr. and Mrs. Eu?
gene Hogan at their residence on Sa?
lem Avenue, In commemoration of
the happy occasion. The hall, recep?
tion room and dining room were all
tastefully decorated In white and
green and gold, a profusion of smllax
vines being used with artiste effect
In combination with the white and gold.
The guests were received at the door
by Mesdames Archie China and J. R.
Clack, and were escorted into the
reception room where Mr. and Mrs.
Brow stood and received the con?
gratulations and felicitations of their
When the guests were ushered Into
the dining room their eyes beheld a
long and beautifully decorated table,
laid with snowy linen and adorned
with ferns and smllax and gold. Each
plate was marked with individual
hand-painted place card in the shape
of a white and gold wedding bell.
The dinner was a master piece of the
culinary art and was delightfully and
exquisitely served In courses.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown were the re?
cipients of a number of handsome
and useful presents and the occasion
was altogether one of the happiest
of their long life. Mr. and Mrs.
Brown have twelve children, fifty
one grand children and eight grea^t
grand children, and a majority of
their descendants were present to
share with them the pleasures of the
Those who were present were:
Mrs. M. Langford, Blythewood, S.
Oh Mr. Brooks Brown, Blythewood,
S. C, Mr. H. A. Brown, Blaney, S. C,
Mrs. L. J. Tucker and daughter, Mul
llns, S. C, Mr and Mrs. E. E. Spann
and children, Lynchburg; Mr. and
Mrs. T. W. Boyle, Greeleyville, S. C,
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hogan, Greeley?
ville, S. C, Mrs. Register and child?
ren, Greeleyville, S. C; Mrs. B Boyle
and son, Greeleyville, S. C. Miss Es?
sie Spann, Greeleyville, S. C, Mr. E.
C. Spann, Greelevllle. S. C, Mrs. C.
C. Spann, Lynchburg, S. C, Dr. and
Mrs. Archie China, Mrs. William Ep?
person, Dr. C. C. Brown, Mr. W. B.
Boyle, Miss Eiouih Boyle, Mr. and
Mi... J W* Browg and children, Mr.
W. M. Graham, Miss Maggie Gra
hnm, Mr. nnd Mr*. lohn Clack, Mr.
and Mrt a; | m Brown, *?tr. and Mrs.
Joe White, Mrs. C. L. Rhame, Mrs.
Curlle. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wilder,
Sr.. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Phillips, Mr.
and Mrs. Burdell, Dr. J. C. Spann,
Mrs. Eugene Hogan, Jr., of Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Stuckey, State
PROHIBITION' INCREASES BUSI?
Express Company Has Boon Forced
By Magnitude of Liquor Business
To Open Another Office.
The liquor business of the South?
ern Express Company has grown to
such magnitude since the closing of
the dispensary that the local office
was too small to afford storage room
for the multitude of Jugs, demi?
johns, kegs and cases received daily,
and the force of clerks employed In
the offloe too few In number to take
care of the greatly Increased busi?
ness. Therefore the Express Com?
pany has opened another office for
the handling of liquor business ex?
clusively. This booze depot was open
I ed Tuesday In the store room on W.
Liberty street, recently vacated by
the Western Union Telegraph office,
with something like a carload of
packages of liquor for "personal use,f
on hand for delivery. This DOOM
warehouse is for packages of "to be
called for*' liquor exclusively, as all
shipments marked tor delivery at a
! eclflod address will bo sent out on
tht wagon gg all other packages.
There Is, of course, more liquor
< omlng in now on account of tbe
holiday trade thin is to bo expected
at other seasons, but the express
people Know. from experience in
other p. hlbltlon towns, that they
will have a big business to handle
ail tii'- rear through and they have
Arranged to give tholr patrom what
the] demand prompt and efficient
s? i leg in tho delivery of their
Why is it th.it some of Bumter
County's progressive farmer! do not
enter tin- corn growing oonteal end
take ., fo\\ -'I tin- prizes'.' Sutnt'-r
County has ti< sell and there are
farmeri here who know how to grow
OOrv eg well as any other fanners
am w hOfg
When dismounting from hli auto?
mobile at the corner of Churchetreet
ami Hampton Wednesday night
fot purpose ol turning up the lights,
Mr v c Menntni slfnned on the
muddy 11 ee n ? I > r l
t a, gre md, brc hi 1 urn Jusi
I fchove the wrist
GUY COUNCIL MEETING.
TRVSTEES OF TTOMEY HOSPI
Other Mutters of Importance and
Public Interest Consideretl?Mr.
Reardon to Continue as Secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Council held a regular meeting at 8
o'clock p. m. Tuesday. Present: May?
or W. B. B' yle; Aldermen H. D. Bar
nett, Wm. Bultman. P. P. Finn, R.
F. Haynsworth, H. C. Haynsworth, J.
R. Ligon, R. L. Wright. Absent:
Alderman W. G. Stubbs.
Minutes of Nov. 23rd and Dec. 9th
were read and confirmed.
Messrs. R. D. Lee, Nelll O'Donnell
and Dr. S. C. Baker, Executors of the
will of the late Mr. T. J. Tuomey, ap?
peared before Council to ask the
election by Council of two Aldermen
to serve on the Board of Trustees un?
der Mr. Tuomey's will who are to
have charge of the bequests made by
Mr. Tuomey and supplemented by
the will of Mrs. Tuomey, for the
erection of a public hospital and its
maintenance. Mr. Lee explained the
Mrs. Tuomey for the benefit of the
poor of Sumter, and paid a glowing
tribue to the benevolent spirit which
prompted them to provide so hand?
somely for the relief of suffering hu?
manity. He further stated that the
Executors had concluded to suggest
the Aldermen that they desired to
become Trustees, which he thought
would not be improper although any
two that Council might see fit to se- ,
lect would be acceptable. Hs asked
that Alderman Barnett and R. F.
Haynsworth be appointed. Mr. Lig?
on then nominated Aldermen Barnett
and R. F. Haynsworth and they were
Messrs. " . D. Jennings, R. I. Man?
ning, J. H. Clifton, Dr. Geo. W. Dick,
Mr. H. L. Scarborough and others,
a committee representing the Cham?
ber of Commerce, came to request
permission of Council for Health Of?
ficer E I. Reardon to serve as secre?
tary of their organization. Mr. Man?
ning apologized for coming the sec?
ond time in regard to this request.
He stated that he had made an effort
to organize the Chamber of Com?
merce upon a basis which would en?
able the employment of a secretary
for the entire time, but had failed in
that purpose. He thought there
would be no conflict of duties as Mr.
Reardon's work as secretary would
be almost exclusively after business
hours. The committee asked that
Council rescind their former resolu?
tion forbidding Mr. Reardon to be
their secretary, after the present
month. Mr. R. F. Haynsworth
thought the matter should be refer?
red to the Board of Health as Mr.
Reardon is under their direction. Mr.
Finn moved that t! e former resolu?
tion be rescinded and request of the
Chamber of Commerce be granted,
provided the Board of Health give
their consent. The resolution was
Mr. L. D. Jennings requested
Council to have drain pipe laid in
a public ditch crossing his land on
W. Liberty street, and have the ditch
filled, as he needed the land and
would have the ditch filled himself if
Council could not do so within a rea?
sonable time. Referred to Commit?
tee of Public Works with power to
Reuben Mussin applied for reduc?
tion on license as a peddler and was
Mr. H. C. Haynsworth submitted
report of work done for the past
three weeks as follows:
Total pay roll, three weeks: $427.
05; No. men 27; carts, 10.
Mr. Haynsworth suggested pur?
chase of a street sweeper, but action
Mr. Barnett stated that Officer H.
G. McKagen is in need of a bicycle
and requested that he be allowed to
procure one by exchanging his old
bicycle, and paying the difference and
It was so ordered.
Mr. Wright asked Council to
amend the ordinance adopted Nov.
23rd In reference to repairs on build?
ing! within the lire limits, by per?
mitting such repairs when the lire
risk is not Increased thereby, Instead
i f when repairs "lessen the danger"
ms the Ordinance now stands. Coun?
cil discussed the matter and decided
not to change tin- Ordinance, ai In
their opinion iuch change would to ;i
great extent nullify the purpose for
which it was made,
R? |ues1 Of Mrs. E. T. Atkinson for
permission to pul b glass front In b
wooden store on Main streeti was
referred to the Fire Departmeni
Mr. Llgon spoK of the approach?
ing holidays, with the attendant
danger of drei from the discharge of
HreworkSi and on his motion it wan
nrdered thai the Ordinance against
firework! be rigidly enforced to the
esteni ol preventing their use within
tin- iii?- limits or upon the streets of
the city. And the Clerk was directed
to publish notice*. ??> thsi '? '
terms of the generous
tic Coast Line Station yard and same
was referred to the Police Commit?
tee for action. j
On motion of Mr. Wright it was
ordered that one cart and laborer be
employed to keep clay streets in re?
Claims of Mr. Isaac Schwartz and
others for one half cost of pavements,
were ordered paid from their taxes. I
A letter was received from Mr. D.
James Winn reminding Council of
their promise to lower the grade of
the sidewalk in front of his property
on Purdy street, and it was ordered
that the required work be done.
Mr. Ligon for the Pclice Commit?
tee presented report of lights not
burning in November and police re?
port for November, as follows:
Total arrests, 69; fines paid, $419;
days labor, 70.
The Mayor announced that he had
appointed Mr. F. D. Knight as Su?
pervisor of Registration for the next
municipal election. The appointment
to take effect Jan. 12, 3 910.
Mr. H. C. Haynsworth presented a
request from the Civic League that
the weeds be removed from certain
open lots on Law Range. It appearing
that these lots belong to the County
and private parties, the request was
referred to the County Board of
City Engineer Lee announced that
he had received a number of bids for
building sidewalks. Council appoint?
ed a special meeting on 23rd instant
at which to open the bids, and ad?
journed to that time.
The advertisement of O'Donnell ft
Co. is out-of-the-ordinary and those
who are interested in the unique will
find it something to paste in their
scrap books. The poetical advertise?
ment was written, it is said, by a
young lady customer of the firm
who, although having only a com?
mon school education, is endowed
with quite a gift for rhyming and
finds it easy to deck in poesy's raim?
ent the most prosaic subject.
The law, under which the dispen?
sary system was voted out and the
county dispensaries closed, declares
it unlawful to deliver or receive
liquor. If the law is any good why
is not some effort made to enforce
it? A hundred or more packages of
liquor are delivered, received and
stored for use as a beverage in Sum
ter every day.
What is the matter with Surfiter?
A hotel Is badly needed, ns every*
body admits, and as th< ra
men know from experlen ut
nothing is being done I
urgent need. Whr matter
with Sumter?are we standing still
The show windows of the D. J.
Chandler Clothing Co. are dressed in
holiday attire for the Christmas sea- I
son and are admired by every one
who passes. The work is artistic in
conception and artistically carried
Ottt to the minutest detail. It sug?
gests and typefles the Christmas sea?
son and is at the same time a very
excellent advertisement of the holi?
day goods to be found within.
The farmer who has hogs to sell
finds a ready market for his pork at
12 1-2 cents a pound. This Is a more
profitable crop than 15 cents cotton,
says a farmer who has raised both
The Secretary of State has issued
commissions of incorporation to the
j following Sumter companies:
The Union Erokerage Company, of
Sumter, capital stock, $5,000; Sumter
Motor Car Company, of Sumter, with
a capital stock of $10,000. The com?
pany will sell automobiles and bi?
cycles and do a general repair busi?
In all size Boxes and Baskets
Nunnaly's, Foss1 and Men
ier's Candies All high grade
goods, You know what they
arc. Come and see the
You will find many useful
Christmas goods in <air
store?all fine good?.
SIRFRH DRUG STIIRF.
W. of w. Election.
The annual election of officers was
held Wednesday night at the regular
meeting of Hollywood Camp, W. of
W. with the following result:
Consul Commander?J. A. War?
Advising- Lieutenant?R. D. Epps,
Banker?F. A. Bultman,
Clerk?R. S. Hood,
Escort?W. F. Carr,
Watchman?J. W. Cox,
Manager for Three Years?C. M.
The Camp is now the strongest
Woodmen Camp in the State, having
769 members, and a number of ap?
plications on file. The Camp was or
organlzed on Friday, July 13, 1895,
with thirteen members, but with the
combination of Friday and thir?
teen has had a most successful and
Rev. J. H. Black, of Charleston
has accepted a call from the Flor
ence Lutheran Church.
His Claim to Prominence.
At a social gathering a certain
man, intent on knowing every one,
was intr duced to Senator Julius C.
Burrows of Michigan. "The name
Burrows is very familiar to me," he
said. "I am certain that you are a
man of some prominence." "Yes,"
replied Senator Burrows, "I am the
man that 'died at first' just before
( asey came to bat in that celebrat?
ed ball game at Mudville."?Success
A citizen of Sumter a few days
ago purchased through a New York
broker a block of Collins Wireless
Telephone stock for $1.50 a share.
There was no difficulty in buying the
stock?the only difficulty was in find?
ing a broker willing to sell as small
a block as the purchaser wanted.
The purchaser was Informed
by the broker that he could
easily find blocks of 50, 100 or more
shares, but the brokers who deal in
"curb"" securities did not care to
bother with small blocks.
Oh! girls I have something to tell you,
Don't bother me till I get through.
Out on the piazza late last night
^Jed came to me walking so light.
Ned who was always kind and polite,
**F^thel," he said. In a tone very low,
4 4 Let me ask you something before I go."
I /)ok at me girls and answer at once,
Am I insane or a natural dunce ?
Now don't laugh at me.
Doing such a thing isn't funny you see,
Can't a man tease if only he tries.
()h me! my! 'twas an awful surprise,
Surely I thought he was going to propose.
5? trembled all over from head to toes.
The idiot, think he wanted to wed ?
Oh' no Indeed, for this is what he said:
J^cally th;-; ard nothing ...ore,
**fcjver been in O'Donnell's & C 'j \ v f
|f she hadn't got angry and hurried away,
She certainly would have known he had more to say.
The man didn't really mean to tease,
|"Ie himself was not at ease.
F^thel he loved with all his heart,
Perhaps the knowledge was hard to impart.
Living alone is a dreadful life,
J^nd he intended to make her his wife,
?arry her to get what they needed and more,
Everything could be got at O'Donnell's store.
The man was trying to tell her his plan,
Of course, he couldn't though after she ran.
Qoing home he murmured, "1 want her to know" |
0'D?nnc^ & Co'i store is the place to go."
We ar better prepared than ever before for
the Christmas Shoppers. Everything that makes a
good, useful present will be found at
O'Donneil & Co.
We Wish to Mention a Few Things Suitable
FOR XMAS GIFTS
Fancy Neckwear for Ladies and Gentlemen. Toys and
Dolls for the C hildren. Ladies' Kid Cilovcs. in black and
colors, |l to Si.Co. Rugs, Art Squares, Portiers and Lace
Curtains. Umbrellas from $1,50 to ?$.00. Ham: Hags.
Nice line Doll Go-CartS. W ool Hlankets, Crib Blanket!
anvl Bedroom Slippers.
A lew more Ladies'Coat Suits at bargain prices.
, Ladies' and Gents' Handkerchiefs.
SHAW S, McCOLIAJM MFR r.O
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