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CHAMBKH OF COMMEHCK NOTES
Sectelary Keardoii Give* Out In
formation Concerning the New Ho?
let end Various Other Mattem.
The special hotel committee of the
Chamber of Commerce, consisting of
Col. Thomas Wilson, chairman, and
Messrs. Nelll O'Donnell. John W. Mc
JClever. J. A. Mood, C. G Rowland,
and R. I Manning filed a report at
the annual meeting November 18th
reoommedtng that a new and mod?
em hotel be erected as soon as pos?
As Is generally known, the hotel
situation In Humter is not up to the
requirements of a city of Sumter's
progress and standing, and the
traveling public Is avoiding Humter
for that reason, which la detrimental
to the business Interests of this city.
The committee has called for a
meeting of the cltlaens of Sumter at
the City Council Chamber, at 7
o'clock Thursday evening, Jan. ISth
to fully discuss the hotel situation,
and to take steps to solicit subscrip?
tions to purchase a suitable site and
to erect a first-class hotel, which
will he In keeping with the dignity
and business interests of Sumter.
A number of tourists from Michi?
gan. Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa,
and other States who have spent a
while In Sumter for the past five
years have stated that the winter cli?
mate of Sumter, our unexcelled
drinking water, our good hunting,
Bumter's splendid social environ?
ments, and the hospitality of Sumter
people, together with Sumter's
health record and other advantages
place Sumter in a position to keep a
ftret-cUts* hotel filled with desirable
commercial and other tourists
throughout *.he winter months.
Two gentlemen of means, with
their wives and daughters, one from
Michigan and the other from Illinois
stated to the city health officer and
Mr. William M. Graham at the At?
lantic Coast Line station about one
rear ago. that being on their way to
Palm React. Florida, for the winter,
they had stopped off at Sumter to see
Mr. Graham?the older gentleman
of the party being a wealthy stock
dealer and an old friend of Mr. Gra?
ham's. They were charmed with
Sumter's winter climate. They, how
erer. went >n to Palm Beach, as Arst
Intended. But they were so much
better pleased with Sumter's winter
climate, and other attractions that
they returned here and boarded with
a private family for several weeks,
and were delightfully entertained.
Both of these gentlemen voluntsrily
seated that if Sumter had a big and
modern hotel, managed by experi?
enced men. they would take pleasure
in personally assisting In advertising
Sumter and the hotel. That they
would get up a party of their friends
who annually tour Southern winter
resorts and bring them to Sumter.
The greet Atlsntlc Coast Line and
Southern Railway systems have
through their Industrial and passen?
ger traffic advertising departments
repeatedly made request of the
Chamber of Commerce and health
departments to advertise Sumter on
the tourist winter traffic pamphlets,
and now that there is the splendid
fast Palmetto Limited Coast Line
train with sleeper from Jersey City
to Atlant.? and return, passing Sum?
ter twice every day, these two great
railway systems are anxious to get
Sumter on the map as a winter re?
sort. But to be perfectly candid
neither the commercial organization
nor the city officials felt that It
would be advantageous to this city
to advertise the superior advantages
of Sumter aa a winter resort when
Sumter did not have a modern hotel
building to entertain strangers in.
And it was also well known to these
officials, and to many others as wall
that quite a number of strangers who
had visited Sumter had left for Char?
leston, Columbia. Camden. Florence
and other cities where better hotel
accommodations may be secured.
There Is no use In talking about
Sumter's hotels being better or as
good as some other hotels we know
of. That Isn't the point. The trouble
Is, to speak plainly, that other near?
by place? have better hotels than
Sumter That Is the ortly point that
we are willing to concede and we all
believe that In every other respect
Humter Is better than any nearby
towns. We wouldn't "own up to the
corn" about those places having bet?
ter hotels than Sumter If we could
get out of d'dng so. The hotel sit?
uation calls for plain talk.
Put when a traveling man goes to
Bt*h"pvlll?? to spend the night and
comes hack to Sumter the next
morning to finish his business lore,
that knocks the hot air out of a Sum?
ter booiter this cold weather be?
cause the aforesaid traveler said he
got better hotel accommodations In
When commercial travelers with
headquarters In Sumter tell you that
they hear "drummers' from other
places In all kinds of place*, talking
stout the magnificent hotels In Flor*
ence Orangeburg, Camden, Columbia
and similar "other places" say that
they never spend a night in Sumter
when ther can not possibly rush
through th*lr business so as to get
to the fine hotels In Florence, and
that whllo they much prefer to re?
main in a wideawake city like Hum
ter "over Sunday" to going to a
small place, or a dull place, that has
finer hotels, the aforesaid "commer?
cial travelera" of the Gamecock City
don't get mad with the drumm?rs
from other places. Oh no, the Game?
cock City commercial traveler comes
home on Saturday night, and jumps
on the member of the Chamber of
Commerce at the poatoffice on Sun?
day morning and tells him a few
e^out what ought to be done towards
building a modern $100,000 hotel In
Sumter, and they know what they
talk about too. The secretary "passes
It up" to "Colonel Thomaa" and every?
body knowa Col. Thomas Wilson,
chairman of the hotel committee and
his associates of that plain talking
committee. Chairman Wilson, and
bis associates of the hotel committee
will "paaa It up" to the bualneaa men
of Sumter at City Council Chamber
next Thuraday evening, at 7 o'clock.
Manager A. L. Jackson did not
build the Hotel Sumter and the Hotel
Jackaon. Neither Is he responsible
for those two buildings being of
wood. Nor Is he responsible for the
cold rooms complained of by travel?
ing men. Mr. Jackson doubtless
gives the best accommodations to the
traveling public at his disposal. The
owners of the two hotels are not re-i
sponsiblti for the lack of a modern
brick or stone, fire-proof hotel In
Sumter. Tho owners of the two ho?
tels deserve high praise for giving
Sumter as good hotels as Sumter has*
They are much better than Sumter
ever had beofe, and had It not been
for the enterprlae of the owners of
the present hotels Sumter would be
In much worse shape than she Is for
hotels. But Sumter has simply out?
grown her hotels. That sounds bet?
ter. Many other places have Inferior
hotels compared with Sumter hotels.
And many $200,000 to $500,000 ho?
tels do not give better table fare than
the Sumter hotels. It Is not that
Sumter hotel accommodations are
really bad as compared with Hun?
dreds of other hotels, but the fact
that other towns and cities so close
to Sumter have such better hotel
buildings and equipment than Sum?
ter Induces commercial travelers to
hurry up to get through with their
business here and move on to "other
The commercial traveler is a good
booster, and well housed, well fed,
and hospitably treated he is a walk?
ing and traveling advertisement for a
hustling town. But he Is also a good
"knocker" and he kicks more about
his hotel than anything else If It Isn't
up to date. The hotels are his home.
He Is paying a big price without de?
murring. But if he does not get what
he pays for, or can get it, or better
In Florence he Is going to Florence,
Chairman Thomas Wilson Is "load?
ed for bear" and other big game next
Thursday evening. It is his ardent
hope that the Sumter business men
will come out In a public spirited,
good natured, and united humor
feeling as good as though they were
loaded with beer, and that they will
subscribe the necessary money to
erect auch a modern hotel as Sumter
will be proud of, and that will help
to build up this city.
Right now, It Is a fact. Sumter has
to entertain her distinguished visitors
In private homes. Private citizens
have had, again and again to take
dozens of visitors to their homes on
apeclal and other occasions because
our hotels are not large enough or
equipped in that comfortable and
creditable style that we wish all our
visitors entertained In.
Sumter wants good roads and mod?
ern hotels to Induce the Northern au?
tomobile tourists to come via Sumter
when they go whirling through
South Carolina to Charleston, Sa?
vannah and to Florida points. The
Sumter-Columbia highway, and ev?
ery public road in Sumter county
made hard and smooth and with that
modern hotel In Sumter, and then
turn loos* the Coast Line ami
Southern By. traffic department offi?
cials with the data about Sumterand
there will be something doing in the
Every tourist who seeks winter
quartera In the South Is not an In?
valid nor a tuberculosis patient.
Thousands of healthy and wealthy
business men, representing every line
of Industrial and commercial busi?
ness are financially able to spend one
or more months In tho desirable
warmer climates of the Southern
States. Many of them wish to come
, to Sumter and will come If we build
a strictly first-class hotel with a
number of special suites for men of
meana who want to stay In Sumter
with their families for a while In the
winter. A few more millionaires will
help out Sumter. The only one we
have is a good one and we need a
few more Just like him. He Is healthy.
Modern hotel building stock will
pay a dividend in Sumter. The hotel
will help to build up Sumter, In?
crease the value of real estate, and
possibly Induce a number of finan?
ciers to Invest many thousands in
Sumter wants to advertise. She
wants to invite prospective Investors
here to see Sumter's advantages. Put
p the hotel. The visitors will come
nd coming will remain long enough
to possibly Invest some money here
by purchasing lots and building win?
ter homes, and Investing their capl"
al In electric street railways or some
>ther line of business.
Every Sumter real estate dealer,
end other business men should come
out to the meeting next Thursday
evening fully prepared to say how
much he Is willing to subscribe In?
dependent of what any other man or
number of men will subscribe.
At the executive committee meet
ng held last Wednesday evening It
was reported that the Northwestern
Railroad Company was giving a Sat?
urday special rate to Camden from
Rembert of one fare for the round
trip, while charging one and one-half
fare from Remberts to Sumter.
The matter being referred to Sec?
retary Reardon for adjustment with
the Northwestern Company it
was found that there was ?* mistake
in this report as both President Thos?
Wilson, and Supt. John Wilson said
that there has been for the past two
years a special Saturday rate of one
fare for the round trip from any
point between Sumter and Camden
to either Camden or Sumter.
The Northwestern Railroad offi?
cials would not think of discrlmlnat"
lng against Sumter, or any other
place on their lines, and that trans?
portation lines does what it can to
help develop tjhe territory which it
traverses to the fullest extent of that
company's means and ability.
Health Officer Reardon has pla?
carded the passenger depot, county
court house, city hall, postofllce,
opera house, city clerk's office and
a number of restaurants, drug stores,
barber shops and put up a number of
placards on the streets also, warn?
ing the public that there Is a fine of
$5 for spitting on the sidewalks, or
upon the walls, floors, steps, or ap?
proaches to public buildings.
The police force are going to en?
force this antt-spittlng law. Every
man who has any respect for his
mother, wtfe, daughter, sister, sweet"
heart, or any other woman should
be willing to refrain from expecto?
rating on a sidewalk or on the floors
or steps und walls of any store, office,
or public building where ladles go.
The Board of Health had this law
passed in deference to the wishes ex?
pressed by the ladles of Sumter
through the Sumter County Antl
; Tuberculosis League and the'Sumter
There is no sense in getting hot in
the collar If you are arrested for vio?
lating this ordinance. The ladles are
behind the City Council, the Board
of Health, the police force, and the
health officer, and when a Sumter
woman requests that men be forced
to stop spitting on sidewalks and on
steps, floors, approaches to public
buildings you can bank on It that the
Sumter men are going to stop It, If
there be a fight or a foot race.
Judge Prince said when he opened
court in the new court house, that:
"no one but a hog would expectorate
on the floor, walls, or approaches
to a building like the court house."
The same rule applies, if Judge
Prince be right, to any other place
where a lady has to walk.
Health Officer Reardon will re?
quest the police and sanitary com?
mittee to let him have sufficient pla?
cards printed to furnish one or more
to be placed in every store, office, fac?
tory, restaurant, barber shop, and
other business place in Sumter. There
are already a number in business
establishments and the business and
professional men are asking for the
placards to be placed In their estab?
lishments. There Is a very decided
decrease In the amount of expecto?
rating on sidewalks and In public
buildings since the ordinance was
passed, and public sentiment is over"
whelmingly in favor of the law, the
ladles most particularly requesting
?Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Is
not a common, every day cough mix?
ture. It is a meritorious remedy for
all the troublesome and dangerous
complications resulting from cold in
the held, throat, chest or lungs. Sold
by W. W. Slbert.
The Salvation Army was establish"
ed in 1865 by General Booth.
?Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
never disappoints those who use It
for obstinate coughs, colds and ir?
ritations of the throat and lungs. It
stands unrivalled as a remedy for all
throat and lung diseases. Sold by
W. W. Slbert.
Precaution Is better than repen?
?The busiest and mightiest little
thing that ever was made Is Cham?
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They do the work whenever you re?
quire their aid. These tablets change
weakness into strength, listlessness
Into energy, gloominess into Joyous
ness. Their action is so gentle one
don't reallr.e they have taken a pur?
gative. Sold by W. W. Slbert.
Man Is OlOgffSd with what is too
familiar to him.?Turkish.
Revenge a wrong by forgiving It.?
GARFIELR LAUDS PINOHOT.
Culls Dismissed Forest Cldef the
Most Active Exponent of Roosevelt
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 9.?Gifford
Pinchot, dismissed chief forester, j
was lauded today in a public address ;
by former Secretary of the Interior
James R. Garfleld as the most active
exponent of the Roosevelt policies.
"Gifford Pinchot, who has just left
the service of the National govern?
ment, Is the one man who perhaps
worked the hardest for the Roosevelt
doctrine of conservation of our na?
tional reaources and his principle of
equal opportunities for all," said Mr.
Garfleld, speaking at Goodrich House,
a social settlement, on "The Roose?
"His departure from the national
service is one of the greatest losses
the National government has sustain?
ed In recent years."
Mr. Garfleld expressed the hope
that Mr. Plnchot's activities as a
friend of the conservation movement
would be continued as a private citi*
BALANCE IS THE SECRET OF A
Peasant Wowen Who Carry Loads on
Their Mev s Have Almost Perfect
The graceful neck maybe long or
short, but It must be molded In a
circular form, be firm, smooth and
well rounded, says the Delineator for
January. The high-boned collars
that hold the neck 3tiffly as In a vise,
and preclude all ease and grace of
motion, are ruinous to one of the
most seductive parts of the body, as
the lines that run from the ear to
the sholuder and form the chin on a
well-formed bust are beautiful in the
extreme when properly proportioned*
graceful and well rounded.
The foreign peasant woman who
carry packs on their heads has as?
tonishingly well-formed throats, and
one of the favorite bits of advice on
this subject given by beauty special?
ists, is to carry a weight upon the
head while going about the house in
pursuit of your daily duties.
To be sure If you sit still and hold
the head and neck rigidly, it will do
more harm than good. The idea Is
to balance the weight with every
movement of the body, this develops
the muscles of the throat, and adds
grace and poise to the set of the
Slowly bending the head back until
it rests on the spine, then * rward
until the chin rests on the chtdt, then
rotating It with the eyes closed,
should be practiced for ten minutes
every morning and night before an
open window, at the same time do?
ing some simple breathing exercises.
CHILDREN' NEED THE ASSOCIA?
TION OF OLDER PEOPLE.
Tills Lack is a Serious Defect of
The natural home of the child is
the family, the natural environment
of the family is the country, asserts
Professor R. R. Reader in The De?
lineator for January. Any departure
from these conditions is fraught with
danger and loss to the child. Insti?
tutions, as we usually find them, are
located In cities, and the family in?
fluence and spirit are wanting, they
therefore offer little that is attractive
The great danger to the children
of the Institution home Is the lack of
association and companionship with
older people, The Institution child
is enexpressibly lonely. Superficial
observers who see great groups of
such children together think It Im?
possible for a child to be lonely; but
the feeling Is there just the same, and
It. is keenly felt.
Every child wants to be owned;
wants to be somebody's child; wants
to hear "my boy" or "my girl."
"papa's girl" or "mama's boy" from
loving lips. Think of the soul-hun?
ger and desolation of such little lives
when Individually lost In the mass or
group?-often hearing, only hearing
the last name spoken, and with never
a kiss or caress from dawn to eve,
and you will not be surprised at the
readiness of Institution children to
place their little hands In an open
palm that offers, or to bestow the af?
fections of their little starved hearts
upon any one, even though he be a
veritable old tramp who says he is
their uncle. It is sympathetic per?
sonality for which the child yearns.
Golden Seal Stock
& Poultry Medicine
an Ideal remedy tor Horses,
Cows, Mules, Hogs,Sheep
and Poultry. Never fails
to give relief* Acts direct*
ly on the liver. Every
stock and Poultry raistr
should have a can handy
for use when needed. Bold by druutisis
and dealers. Price Sto, BDc and $1.00a
can. Also Busch ? Disinfectant and
Dip,guaranteed 10 destroy MITESd
LICEon chickens. Bam pis on request,
Golden Chain Remedy Co., Inc.
SIBERT'S DRUG STORE.
9he Kind Ton Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per*
sonal (supervision since its infancy*
f'CtieCcA4/li Allow no one to deceive yon in this*
All Counterfeits, Imitations and *' Just-as-good " are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment?
What is CASTORIA
Oastoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare*
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups* It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Karcotio
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The KM You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TMS ?KNTAUH COMPANY, TT MURRAY STRCCT. KKW ?ORR OH*.
WANT A WINDOW?
spsh or blind, a door or a dozen, or
a hundred of 'em? Xo better place
to get them for miles around than
right here. We have the goods at
saving prices and can deliver them
quickly and correctly. This is a de?
pot for such building materials. Wo
have a 'phone and we want your cr
The Sumter Door, Sash & Blind Factory,
.T. W. McKeiver, - - Propriet
Birnie's Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumtek, S. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
CHOICE PERFUMES 'AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
BRUSHES, PATENT MEDICINES
AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES, A
FULL LINE OF CIGARS AND
TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: ::
OUR MOTTO: PURE AND RELIABLE GOODS.
Our stock is complete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
''Nineteen Hundred Ten"
In enterinK upon another business year, we desire to tliar k our depositors
and patrons for the loyal confidence Imposed In this bank during the years we
have been in business.
It shall be our purpose in the future, as in the past, to place our services
at your command? our facilities at your convenience- our strength aud security
at your disposal.
This bank wants your banking business, promising in return, liberal treat?
ment and courteous consideration.
g? Bank of Sumter.
The Farmers' Bank and Trust Co.,
Wants 700 good farm accounts in addition to
its present patronage, during the year 1910.
The farmer who borrows money from the bank
and pays cash for his supplies, should soon
have monc .0 lend.