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?OHCSDAY, DECtMBER 22, 1909.
Ratered At tlie I?<?M(nim v at Sumter. 8.
C sa Snvad ChUM Matter.
Mm R. N McLeod and Matter
Mormon, of Ureenwood. are vtsttng
Mrs H. R. Campbell.
Col. W. C. Stradley, of Henderson
vlllsj. Is spending some time with Mr.
and Mm. D. P. Kelly.
Mm. A. O. Warren has returned
from a vlalt to Greenwood.
Mr. J. Lern Kins; returned Th?rs
slay from a business trip to Charles
sirs. T. 8. Doar has gone to San tee
oa a visit.
Mr. C. E. Mayes. of MayesviUe. was
la the city Friday on business.
Miss Luclle Iseman, of Manning,
ts In the city.
Miss Inas McCullough, of Darling?
ton to visiting Mrs. a P. Osteen.
Misses Kaytle Clark and Marie
Brown spent Saturday In Columbia.
Mrs. R. J. Bland left Saturday
for Laurens to attend the funeral
of her uncle, Dr. J. T. Poole.
Mr. A. A. Manning went to Blshop
vllle Saturday on business.
Mr. Willie K. Dunee returned on
Friday night from a visit to Atlanta.
Mr. O. D, Harvin, of Ploewood, was
In town on business Saturday.
Mrs. Marlon Molse has returned
tress New York after a stay of sev?
Mrs. Paul DeLeon, of Charleston,
to visiting her parents. Major and
Mrs. Marlon Molse.
Mrs. A. C. Phelps and children of
Spray. N. C, are spending the holi?
day season with Mr. and Mrs. Perry
Mr. Arthur Haynsworth |s at home
from Davidson College for the holl
Miss Louisa Lenolr returned Frl
from an extended visit to friends
?nd relatives In Columbia.
Mr. Allan Green, a student of Por?
ter's Military Academy, Is the guest
of Mrs. B. K. De Lome.
Mr. J W DuKant, of Savannah, to
ta the ti
M.7 8ldney Bliaess, of the Medical
??ge of Charleston, Is at h me to
Mr. J. W. Scaffe, manager of the
Baltimore branch of the N. St O. Tay?
lor Co.. of Philadelphia. Is In the city
to spend the holidays with his par?
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Scaffe.
Mr. Charles Plnckney, assistant
manager of the Sumter Cotton Ware?
house Co., who has been absent for
a week at Montlcello, on business, has
returned and can be found at the
Mr. Edwin Hurst of the Medical
College, of Charleston, Is at home f *r
Mrs. E. J. Prescott, the widow of
the late John Precott, of the St.
Charles neighborhood, died Friday
night at home of her daughter, Mrs.
S. H. Revlll, aged 87 years. The fun?
eral was held at Well's church, at
11 o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs.
Prescott is survived by one son, Mr.
W. R. Prescott and daughters, Mrs.
S. R\ Revlll and Mrs. H. Horton.
Willie Cox. son of Mr. J. C. Cox,
died at 2 a. m. Saturday at the
home of his father on Sumter street,
aged eighteen years, of consumption,
after an Illness of only a few months.
The body was taken to Augusta, Oa.,
Saturday where the funeral services
The deceased was in the employ of
the Osteen Publishing Co., for more
than two years, but went to Wash?
ington, D. C, in the early summer
and obtained a situation In a
printing office where he remained for
about two months. A severe cold
contracted soon after going to Wash?
ington developed Into tuberculosis
and the rrogress of the disease was
so rapid that he was never able to
work regularly at his trade after his
return home. He was a bright boy
and was rapidly becoming a capable
and efficient workman.
Fir? Friday Morning.
The residence of Dave Wlnn, col?
ored, was totally destroyed by fire
early Friday. A general alarm
was turned In about 2:30 o'clock,
and the fire department called out.
The fire was, however, not within the
fire limits, end nothing could be done
to save the building, which was lo?
cated on Silver street near the Penn
Lumber Company. Practically all of
the household effects were lost and
Wlnn himself had a narrow escape.
The origin of the Are is not known.
The D. J. Chandler Clothing Co.
have an advertisement this time that
will Interest the ladles.
The Piano Contest Is growing In In?
terest. See how the votes came In
BIG VOTE POLLEI).
(?rout And Increasing Interest Mani<
rested In tlie Piano Contest.
Last week marked the end of one
voting period In the Piano Contest
and there was a lansllde of votes on
the 15th on which date all ballots
previously published in the paper had
to be polled. The next period closes I
on Dec. 25th; bear this In mind and
send in your ballots before that date.
The candidates who are now In the
race have polled votes as follows:
Miss Teresa Chandler. 10,260
Miss LUUs Josephine McCol
Miss Eleanor Wallace. 4,875
Mr. Raymond Stancill. 12,155
Mrs. Florence Shields Thomp?
Miss Christine Gorhardt . . . . 1,300
Miss Julia Welch. 2,330
Miss Luclle Baker. 1,050
Miss Inez Wells. 1,265
Miss Edna Hughson. 1,070
Miss Mayle McLeod. 1,050
Strauss' has just installed a new
Electric, motor-driven Coffee Mill.
Rather singular that their old mill,
which was giving them some trouble,
owing to the terrific strain it was
subjected to, for the past few
months, went to pieces Just at the
time the new mill was in the depot.
This fixture adds greatly to the
flavor and quality of the coffee that
one drinks. Every one don't know
that the speed of the burrs on the
grinding wheels takes the natural oil
out of coffee. For this reason, Strauss'
bought a mill amply capable of
grinding a pound of coffee in 26 sec
onds, at the same time, with a slow
running grinding shaft.
The mill has been plaeed in their
window, in plain view of the public
Just to the right of their coffee de?
partment. Coffee ground as fine as
you wish it or as coarse as some like,
but first of all?ground right. Drop
in at Strauss' and see the mill. The
boys in the store are tickled that
they will no more have to bend over
the old mill especially during the
rush of the holiday trade which has.
been on for the past two weeks.
Calhoun Gardner, colored, who was
arrested Thursday night upon his re?
turn from Columbia, with a lot of liq?
uor, appeared before Recorder Hurst
Monday and made a satisfactory
showing as to the ownership of the
liquor and It was delivered to the
persons for whom Gardner purchased
It in Columbia. They were on hand
to get their goods. The liquor taken
from McDowell James is still held at
LAYING UP TREASURE.
The Noble Gift of a Lady to the
So inter Poor.
We fully agree with the Sumter
Item that of all the bequests for
charitable and other purposes enu?
merated In the will of Mrs. Ella Tuo
mey, none showed a finer spirit or
a kinder, tender thoughtfulness for
her needy fellow creatures than that
to provide Christmas cheer for the
poor of Sumter. The income from
the $3,000 left In trust to the city
council to be expended at Christmas
each year for the relief of the poor
of Sumter will brighten che lives of
thousands and bring to them a por?
tion of the Christmas spirit of which
they would be destitute otherwise.
There is in this gift of Mrs. Tuomey
something that appeals to the hu?
manity that is in us with peculiar
force, and we feel that it is the great?
est and best of her benefactions, in
that for decades and decades to
come it will bring gladness and joy
to numberless hearts at the season
of the year that the poor and the
children of the poor feel most bitter?
ly the pangs of poverty. If Mrs.
Tuomey had done nothing else for
charity, this thoughtful rememb?
rance of the poor at Christmas time
is sufficient to place her name on
the roll of those who had thought
for the children of the poor.?Or?
angeburg Times and Democrat.
If the ordinance against the c:s
charge of fireworks on the streets Is
enforced lots of small boys will be in
trouble within the next two weeks.
The show windows of a number of
Main street stores are decorated with
holiday goods and the displays are
unusually elaborate and artistic.
The muddy condition of North
Church street caused Mr. L. D. Jen?
nings' Bulck touring car to skid on
Monday and it collided with a tele?
phone post with sufficient force to
wreck the car and unseat Mr. Jen?
nings and Mr. Geo. D. Levy. Both
were badly shaken up but not seri?
The Semlnole prosecution drags
along very slowly and it will never
amount to anything unless some of
the big gunti are arrested and put on
trial for their part !n aiding and
abetlng In the defrauding of the pso
ple of South Carolina who were sillj
enough to hav the
names of certain well known cii
who did not Invest their own money
in the scheme they endorsed and rec?
Musical by the Cultus Club.
The musical given by the Cultus
Club Wednesday evening at Col. Thos.
Wilson's home on Broad street was
an affair enjoyed by all who were
so fortunate as to be present. At
8:30, when all were assembled, Mrs.
Stuckey, president of the Club, wel?
comed the guests and explained the
purpose of the club. The programme
was then given and it did cr dit to
all who took part. The ladies'
chorus was especially enjoyed and
Mrs. Henry Harby s selection was so
much applauded that she graciously
responded with an encore. This was
the first open meeting of the Cultus.
but it is hoped many more will fol?
low, when the friends of the Club
may again enjoy another programme
so delightfully given by its talented
The moonlight falls the softest
The summer days come oftest
Friendship Is the strongest,
Ltve's light glows the longest,
Yet wrong is always wrongest,
Life's burdens bear the lightest,
The sun shines ever brightest,
While players are the keenest,
Cards come out the meanest,
The pocket ompties cleanest,
j The breeze^ whisper lightest,
I The people treat one whitest,
Plain girls are the fewest,
Maidens eyes the bluest,
Their little hearts are truest,
The crops the farmers reap,
Will make other farmers weep;
The goods sold are so cheap,
That prices elsewhere are steep.
Main street is just a wee bit mud?
dy today. Liberty street also. But
do not despair, there are to be im?
provements in the future^
The holiday shopper* were quite
numerous today despite the weather*
Cotton receipts are falling off and
there is said to be little left In the
hands of farmers.
100 YEARS OLD.
Grandma Sanderson, of De Witt, Mo.,
Has Lived a Long and IMeful Lift.
Crandma Sanderson If a wonderful
woman. She is in as good health to?
day as ever in her life, although she
is over one hundred years old.
In a letter to the Peruna Drug Mfg.
Co., she gives the highest credit to Pe?
ri na for her excellent health and ex?
treme old age. Read wlat she says.
Surely the evidence prcaentetl by
such cases as these ought not oitiy to
dispel prejudice against Peruna, but
inspire confidence in it
"I will send you a picture that was
taken a few weeks before my hun?
"I am a true friend of the Peruna
Company. I have derived great ben?
efit from Peruna many times. I can
say I regard Peruna a very great med?
icine. I found out the merit of it a
good many years ago.
"A little more than two years ago I
contracted a very severe cold, which
resulted in la grippe. Cwing to the
severity of the disease, and my ex?
treme age, my case was considered to
be very critical. I employed no doc?
tor, but Peruna was the remedy I
used, and to-day my health is as good
as it ever was in my life.
"However, I still continue to take
Peruna, a spoonful every night before
Peruna is an ideal tonic for old
people. It is a compound of herbal
remedies that has been known to the
medical profession for many years.
Peruna operates as a tonic by cleans?
ing and invigorating the mucous mem?
branes. This explains why Peruna
has become so extensively known as a
catarrh remedy. Catarrh is simply a
condition of depraved m aeons mem?
branes. Peruna changes this deprav?
ity into healthful vigor.
A great many old people use Peruna,
and would not be deprived of it for an/
People who object to liquid medi?
cines can now secure Peruna tablel*
Ask Your Druggist for a Free Peruna
An experienced hotel keeper who
has a summer resort In New Jersey
wants to come to Sumter to open a
winter resort for tourists. A real
estate man has had an inquiry for a
suitable nous* hut hss none that
would All th* bill on his Ust.
B. p Berte?! a New bet if county
; farmer, SB0I himself while bird
hunting Wednesday, dying from loss
of blood a few hours after the acc<
GIFTS WORTH GIVING!
Nothing else does quite so well for a Man's or Boy's Christmas as something
he can wear or use.
SUITS FOR MEN
OVERCOATS FOR MEN
SUITS FOR BOYS
OVERCOATS FOR BOYS
$10.00 to $30 00
6.60 to 28 00
3.00 to 10.00
3.60 to 15.00
1.00 to ft 00
1.60 to 3.00
LEATHER SUIT CASES
$5.00 to $20.00
1.00 to 6.00
.50 to 2.00
5 00 to 8 00
.25 to 2.00
3.00 to 6.0C
Our Christmas Neckwear is a display well worth seeing=-=25c, 50c, 75c,
$1.00 and $1.50.
The D. J. Chandler Clothing Co.,
Sumter, S. C.