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too* (Dim Muttr*.
[ U W. Felsom. Jr . Is at homo
the bolleaj-s from the outn Car
Kkna, Military Academy.
^ Mr- C. W. WeOr? w an?i children
* ?re spending 4 few days with friends
and ^relatives In raihoun county.
? Im and Mrs. T M M'ctrtchen.
Sardine, epent the chrlstm*.- holiday*
in shimtfr with re 1 art tea.
Mian '--'s &aMov*h hr hon.e for th<*
,*]b?4*days froea -4i6lumou where. su>
nss seen et*?n<nirg eohool st the Car
f" Mr. and lira. W. M. Raffleld. of
Orangeburg, are visiting friends and
relaUves in the city.
Idea Mary Cox of Belton and Miss
Oeleman of Johnsen, are the attrac?
tive gueots of Mass Jennie Walsh,
lira, A. W. Oroewe 11 Is visiting st
Dr. J. Z. Hearon returned Wed
r. cieiy morning from' Darlington.
Dr. J. O. Muldrow, of Darttagton,
spent Tuesduy night in?the city.
Ueut O. W. FsithornU.^ of Tort
Robmeon. Neb., is on TVlsh to Capt
K. 8. Carson. M
Mr. C. K. Hurst and Mrs. C. atfl
went to Columbia Wednesday J
Miss M. E. Keayes and niece. Mlesl
Marie Gregory, of Fl#e?ce. gre rte^
ttlng Mrs. Herman ftafwnan on E\*
The gratifying tttformatton corfTesj
from the Sumter Hoepltal that the
Condition of Mr. T. H. Parker, who
gras accidentally shot on Monday,
While bird hunting. Is as satisfactory
as could be expeeted. Hie wounde
"ate >r course quite painful and the
atde <>f his face Is so swollen that his
eye U completely closed, and wheth?
er any permanent injury haa been
<*'dp K cannot yet be ascertained;
hit 10 unfavorable symptoms have
developed so far.
Vr gnd Mrs. Albert L. Molse. of
Mi .? lelphla. are visiting at Mrs. E.
W M dee's.
Mr /and Mrs. Faloke of New
Torn, are the guests of Mrs. E. W.
Mt?s Sadie Davis, of Charleston. Is
Unsj Mrs. S. H. Edmunds.
Mr. Chas. Hurst, Who is a member
I e Cohen & Harris minstrel
? spent Christmas day and Sun
\ with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. Hurst, having run over from
mv nta. where his company played
t Friday night.
Miss Octavia Schwerin returned*
a ? -lesday night from a visit to
Miss Annie Patton, of Flat Rock,
K C . Is the guest of Mrs. D. P.
K?Hy on Oakland Ave.
8ergt. H. O. Strohecker. Jr., of
the Citadel Is visiting his uncle, Dr.
J. C. Spann.
Miss Carrie Palmer of Orangeburg
Is visiting Misses Pearl and Ines
King on Hampton Ave.
Mr. Moultrle Teskey of Charleston,
is on a visit to his grandmother.
.Ifrs. W. C. Power at the Pickwick
Mr. J. H. Clifton has returne.l
xrom a trip to Newberry.
Miss Netta Oulley, of Raleigh, who
lias been the guest of Miss Jennie
Walsh for the past week returned
to her honu Thursday.
* Misses Ms u?*t le and Hattle Mc
Cutchen. of Orlers. 8. C, are In the
city today visiting their alster, Mrs.
W. D. Owens.
Mr. and Mrs. Dulse and children
Of Charlotte. N. C, are the guests
Of Mr. and Mrs. 9. H. Edmunds.
Hartsvllle. Dec 27.?Mrs. Mary
Wiiherspoon of Sumter and E. D.
Harrell of Columbia were married
nghjnday afternoon st the resident e of
the bride's aunt, Mrs. Sarah
Thomas, near Lydia. About 25 rel?
atives and friends witnessed the cer?
emony, which was performed by Rev.
Mr. Major, the Methodist pastor. The
attendants were K. (> Harrell of Cu
Iragabts, Hartford Thomm, and Misses
^f"dred Thomas nnd Ellis King.
mmedUtely after the ceremony
brldai party left for Hartsville.
re thr, enjoyed a delightful rip
, at the h"n?e ..f the brlde'l fath
Prestor. King. Prom Hartsvllle
couple left for Florida, where
will upend about 10 days, then
ndng to the home <>| th?- brid^*
g< m In ColUfliMn, State.
. Thornwell H. Parker, who w.t<
entally sh??t while out hunting
l>al/el| Monday was broimht
0 the siunt- r Boapiial that
1 ">.n. and his condition || very
better now than whh anti- l
by his many anxious friends
"a receipts were very light
good middling brought 15 1-2
Cin COUNCIL MEETING.
CONTRACT FOR SIDEWALKS
The Fire Department Headquarters
to he Bullt ami Bids Called for
?City to Buy Acre of Land for
Sumter. S. C, Dec. 28, 1*09.
Council held a regular meeting at
3 o'clock p. m.
Preaent: Mayor, W. B. Boyle;
lldermen H. D. Barnett, R. F.
Haynsworth. H. C Haynsworth, J. R.
Li;on, W. ?. Stubbs and R. L.
Wright Absent: Aldermen Wm.
ttoltman and P. P. Finn.
Minutes of 14th inst. were read
Mr. Barnett for the Finance Com?
mittee, reported that the Clerk and
treasurer's report for Nov. had been
examined and found correct, and
that all olalms referred to them had
been approved except a bill of Gut
marl an ft Co., for opening sewer to
the Opera House, which he thought
should be paid by the lessee. This
claim was referred to the Oneia
Mr. Ligon for the Police Commit?
tee reported they had nothing spe?
cial for attention of Council. He
suggested that decisive steps should
be taken for suppression of unlaw?
ful liquor traffic and asked that he
or some other 'member of Council be
[sglven authority to employ such
as as may be found necessary.
Cm motion of Mr. R. F. Haynsworth
*tfl|e^ desired authority was granted to
Mr. Ligon. Messrs. Wright and Bar?
nett vnted against the motion on the
ground that such authority should
not be conferred upon one member
nor less than a majority of Council.
Mr. Wright submitted specifica?
tions for the Fire Department build?
ing, and ths Clsrk was directed tq .
advertise for bids to Jan. 10th, for
construction o( ths building.
Messrs. T. H. Siddal and J. M.
Ha*hy came with a petition for ex?
tension of the water mains to the
corner of Mary and Elizabeth for
protection of their factories, and the
location of a hydrant on that corner.
Council consented to order the hy?
drant and recommended to the Com
m ssloners of Public Works that the
ex tension be made.
Claim of J. C. Watklns, $25.00 for
rltcht of way ovsr his land for city
sewers was referred to City Engineer
to ascertain the extent of the right
of way. _
I A letter was *ead from Mr. E. I.
Roardon, Health officer,, stating that
he had been requested by the Geor?
gia State Board of Health and the
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce to
lnvlte City Council, the Board of
Health, and officers of the Sumter
Chamber of Commerce, to attend
the National Conference for Eradi?
cation of the Hook Worm, In Atlan?
ta, Jan. 18 and 19. On Mr. Llgon's
motion Council authorized the Pres?
ident of the Board of Health to at?
tend the conference at expense of
the city, if in the opinion' of his
B >ard representation be considered
Council then went into executive
session for the purpose of opening
bids for concrete sidewalks. The
following bids were received:
J. D. McGee, 89c per square yard.
$8c foot, straight curb and 75c for
H. S. Jaudon, 81.14 per square
yard, 38c foot, straight curb and 38c
for curved curb.
West Sons Co., $1.35 per square
yard, 60c foot, straight curb and 50c
for curved curb.
W. J. Grantham, $1.15 per square
yard, 80c foot, straight curb and 30c
for curved curb.
R. A. Poe & Co., $1.17 per square
yard, 38c foot straight curb and 38c
for curved curb.
J. J. Whilden, $1.37 per square
yard, 89c foot straight curb and 39c
for curved curb.
Bo we & Page, $1.23 per square
yard. 34c foot straight curb and 34c
for curved curb.
Kelly & Mlnnls, $1.37 1-2 per
square yard, 40c foot straight curb
and 40c for curved curb.
Weston & Brooks, $1.39 per square
yard, 35c foot straight curb and 35c
for curved curb.
A. H. McDaniel, $1.08 per square
yard. 38 l-2c foot straight curb and
38 l-2c for curved curb.
sVergaaua & IfoAt $i.is per
?qQara yard. 45c foot straight curb
and 4 5c for curved curb.
The bid of J. 1). MoGOS was ac
The city Bnglnooi w;iH authorised
to purchase an sort of land near
Carter's CTOSSlng for the city. Oil
which there is ? good deposit of
tana, suitable for cement work.
Claim of Mr. n. O'Donnell, $42.50
<>ne half cost of sidewalk) was or"
The Clerk was granted one week'l
leave of ahooncs lit January, or long?
or If Dooooaaryi for a port ?nal mat?
The following claims were refor
r? d to |he Finance Committee:
ahmtet Clothing Co.. $196.35; W.
B. Boyle. $17.60: Theo I > Revenol
A MORNING OF FIRES.
MAJ. MAKIOX MOISE'S RESI?
DENCE TOTALLY DESTROYED.
While Tills Fire Was in Progress and
the Firemen Had Their Hands
Full Two Other Alarms Were Sent
In, One From Dr. C. P. Osteen's
Residence On East Liberty Street
and the Other Ffrom Mr. J. J.
Team's on West Calhoun?Theao
Fires Wer? Quickly Extinguished
and Did Little Damage.
From the Daily Item, Dec. 30.
Maj. Moise's residence on Warren
Street, one of the handsomest homes
in the city was totally destroyed
Thursday by a fire that originated in
the furnace room in the basement
about 8 o'clock and spread thence
between the walls to the attic and
defied the determined and long con?
tinued efforts of the entire (Ire de?
partment to get it under control and
save the house. It was a slow burn?
ing fire and several times it was
thought that It was under control,
but all the while it was still smoul?
dering under the slate roof and be?
tween the walls, and in consequence
of the low water pressure and the
lack of proper fire-fighting appara?
tus?ladders, etc., the firemen were
handicapped and could not accom?
plish what they worked with might
and main to achieve. After the fire
had been burning for something
more than an hour the new steam
flre engine, which was received sev?
eral days ago, but had never been
formally received by the city, was
brought out and fired up and two
streams were turned on to reinforce
the.. streams that were playing on
the house with the direct pressure
from the ,malns. This helped mat?
ters materially, but by that time the
roof had fallen In and the entire
second floor and a part of the first
floor had been consumed, and the
firemen coald do nothing more than
save the wreckage of the house.
The portion of the house that was
saved is of little value and It will be
rated at a total loss.
The fact that the flre burned so
slowly enabled the firemen, assisted
by the large crowd that gathered, to
remove from the burning building
much of the furniture, but It was all
more or less damaged, and it is dif?
ficult to estimate the actual loss on
the contents of the house, or to as?
certain what was saved and what
was burned. It is roughly estimated
that the total loss will exceed $15,
000, with a fair amount of Insurance
but not enough to cover the lea*.
The flre was caused by an explos?
ion in the furnace room that wreck?
ed the furnace and scattered blazing
coals over the room, Igniting the
floor and walls, and before anything
could be done to extinguish the
flames they had spread up between
the walls and when the fireman ar?
rived they had gained such a
strong foothold that it was impos?
sible to save the house. It is not
known exactly what caused the ex?
plosion, but the supposition is that
some of the steam pipes were frozen
by the severe cold of last night and
when the flre was started under the
boiler this morning the steam being
prevented from escaping by the
frozen pipes, accumulated until the
pressure became too great for the
boiler. The explosion of the boiler
wrecked the furnace and scattered
the blazing flre it contained all over
the room. Maj. Moise said he heard
the explosion and ran at once to the
furnace room, but found the room
filled with smoke, steam and fire so
that he could not enter. He then
made all the haste he could to tele?
phone the flre department, and then
returned to the furnace room, but by
this time the whole room was In a
blaze. The hose wagons and firemen
reached the scene in a short time
and soon put out the flre in the fur?
nace room, but in the meanwhile the
flre had gained a foothold between
the walls and spread up into the at?
tic, where it continued to burn un?
der the slate roof despite all the
firemen could do.
The fire at Dr. Osteen's residence
occured about 10 o'clock, while the
fire at Maj. Moise's was at the worst
and the entire flre department was
busy there, so when the alarm was
?tnt in there were no firemen to re?
spond, and but for a fortunate cir?
cumstance the house would have
been burned. The fire originated in
fl bed loom on the second lloor,
from a tire left burning in the lite
place, and when it was detected
from the presence of smoke in the
lower lloor it had probably been
burning for a hair hour or longer.
When tiie door ",- the room in which
die die occurred was opened the
room was filled with smoke, the bed
Wai on lire, a chair that had been
left in front of the lire place had
been entirely consumed and the
rugs and matting on the floor were
burning, There being an abundant
supply of water on hand in the bath
room, several la rue vessels having
bean Ailed When the water was cut
oft' nlirht before. It was the work of
but a tew minutes to good the room
with water and the fire was extin?
guished. The furniture and other
articles in the room were badly dam?
aged, but the loss was not more than
About the same time an alarm was
sent in from West Calhoun street,
where the roof of the residence of
Mr. J. J. Team was found to be on
fire. The neighbors rallied to the
rescue and a ladder being handy
several mounted to the roof, tore off
the blazing shingles and with a few
buckets of water put out the blaze.
The damage was small and the roof
can be made as good as new with a
hundred or two shingles.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock there
was another alarm of fire. This time
it was from Mr. S. W. Stubbs' resi?
dence on Washington Street. The
alarm was caused by the explosion of
the water back In the kitchen range,
which wrecked the range and scat?
tered the fragments over the kitch?
en. The scattered firebrands from
the range were quickly smothered
and little damage was done.
Today was the day set for v.he for?
mal test of the new steam Are en?
gine purchased from the American
LaFrance Steam Fire Engine Com?
pany, the representatives of the
company having arrived in the city
yesterday for the purpose of giving
a demonstration of what the engine
can do before a committe of council,
and If the test proved satisfactory to
turn It over to the city. When the
fire at Maj. Molse's residence had
gotten well under way and It became
apparent that the firemen needed
more help than they were getting,
the new steamer was brought out
and connected with the hydrant at
the corner of Main and Warren
streets. Within six minutes from
the time fire was started in the fur?
nace the engine had a head of steam
up and was throwing water on the
fire. Then a second line of hose was
stretched and two streams were kept
going as long as needed. The engine
seemed to work perfectly and so far
as an observer could tell it did good
work. If the suction pipe that con?
nects with the hydrant were fitted
a Y coupling so that more water
could be drawn from the hydrant
the engine would be able to deliver
more water on the fire. When the
second stream was turned on this
morning there was a notleeable
decrease In the flow from the nozzle,
and as the engine was not running at
its fullest capacity, the trouble must
have been in the supply from the
hydrant. The suction pipe appears
to be about six Inches in diamater,
while the opening from the hydrant
is only about three inches, it is there?
fore apparent t>.at the engine cannot
get all the water it needs from a
single connection with the hydrant.
?The greatest danger from in?
fluenza is of its resulting In pneu?
monia. This can be obviated by using
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, as it
not only cures influenza, but counter?
acts any tendency of the disease to?
wards pneumonia. Sold by W. W.
Ross and Joe Horn were killed
and three other negroes seriously
wounded in a general light at a hot
supper in Greenwood county Wed?
?If you are suffering from bilious?
ness, constipation, indigestion, chronic
headache, invest one cent in a postal
card, send to Chamberlain Medicine
Co., Das Moines, Iowra, with your
name and address plainly on the
back, and they will forward you a
free sample of Chamberlain's Stom?
ach and Liver Tablets, Sold by W. W.
"Can the president ignore the
charges?" asks the Baltimore Sun,
speaking of the Baltimore case.
Well, he had the hardihood to in?
dorse the Payne law and the nerve
to advocate ship subsidy?Louisvill
WHY SO WEAK,
Kidney Troubles May be Sapping
Your Life Away?Sumter People
Have Learned Tills Fact.
When a healthy man or woman
begins to run down without apparent
cause, becomes weak, languid depress?
ed, suffers backache, headache, dizzy
spells and urinary disorders, look to
the kidneys for the cause of it all.
Keep the kidneys well and t.. Will
keep you well. Doan's Kidney Pills
cure sick kidneys and keep them well.
Here is Sumter testimony to prove i*
Walter M. FolSOm, 102 Hampton
Ave., Sumter, S. C, says: "For one?
time i suffered from a dull pain
through my loins and w hen I made B
sudden movement, sharp twlngei
darted through me. Alter sitting for
a while 1 became so stiff and lan<?
thai I found it difficult to regain en
erect position. The secretions from
my kidneys were very unnatural and
contained a heavy sediment, Doan's
Kidney Pills, which 1 procured at
china's drug store, soon gave me the
desired relief. The bakache and pains
vanished, the kidney Becretlons be
came natural and I could rest well,
i have no hesitation in recommend?
ing Doan's Kidney Pills as they havs
given me satisfactory results."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Kementber the namo? -Doan's?and
tuke no other. No. li.
Busch's Golden Seal
Stock and Poultry Medicine
contains no poisonous substances?no
lood tillers. It Is medicine pure and sim?
ple, acting directly on the liver and eliminating that sluggish, torpid
state that causes the sickness, A valuable remedy for Cows, ITrraes,
Sheep, Hogs and Poultry. Try it. Sold under a suaranue or money
refunded, gold by all druggists and dealers. Price fcc., &uc and *1 a can.
GOLDEN CHAIN REMEDY COMPANY, EvansvJlle, lad.
Busch's Disinfectant and Dip is guaranteed to destroy MITES and
LICE on chickens. Price 50c.
We feel safe a beut our stock and poultry an ions a*
have a can of "
Busch's Golden Seal Stock and
Pool try Medicine
in the house. For a sick horse, cow or rhlckun
it Is lust the thing* and we always depend
on it for r-38ults. John F. Ma/nard
SIRERT'S DRUG STOKE.
TWENTY-FIVE VOTES FOR
I The Ballot
i Subject to rules ot The OMeeu Publishing Co.'* Contest.
SI after January IS.
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Lime, Cement, Acme Wall Piaster, Shingles, Laths,
Fire Brick, Clay, Stove Flue and Drain Pipe, Etc.
rw_t .... ? - All kinds, Horse, Cow, Hog and
Hay and Grain?Chicken Feed_ . ?
SEED PATS, WHEAT, RYE AND BARLEY.
A car load or a single article. Come and see us, if
unable to do so, write, or phone No. 10. .
BEST LIVERY IN SUMTER.
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Then may the Christmas Bells ring out,
And human kindliness increase,
Till through the world shall come about
The dawn of flawless love and peace!
We extend to our,friends best of wishes for a Merry
? Christmas and Greetings for a Happy, Joyous and Most
Prosperous New Year.
AN ADVERTISEMENT PLACED IN THE ADVERTISING
COLUMNS OF THE DAILY ITEM WILL BRING RESULST.
? try A T> rp\r |.QR THE FUNDS OF *
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.