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?ATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12. 1910.
Mill!ill AI ?m PonuxflVx? AI Sumler, 8.
C. aa Second IIam Matter.
A. A. Straus* * Co.?Health.
O'Donnell 4 Co.?Axmlnster R?gt.
M. V. Ansai. Governor?Proclama?
The Flrtt National Bank?State?
U H. Anderson?Sale at Public
sirs. I. A. Giles, ot Panama, who
has been visiting Mlas Moneta Oateen
left on Tuesday for Columbia to visit
Mr. T. M. Bradley, of Spring Hill,
was in in* city Tuesday.
Mr. Neill COonnell returned from
Chaileston Monday night.
Miss Sarah P. McKown and Mies
Beende L. Miller, of West Virginia
are visiting Mrs. D. James Wlnn at
ttt West Calhoun street.
Messrs. J. W. and R. 8. Moore,
proprietors of the Bennettsvllle Brick
Works spent Wednesday In town.
Mlsaes Uelle Lawson. Laura Law
son, Miss Ruth McCullough and
Pauline Kelly. Miss Rosa McCall. Mrs.
Albert Parrott, Mr. and Mrs. John
McCullough. Mr. and Mrs. J. 8.
Bureh. Means. H. M. Reld. Ell Reg?
ister and J. R. T. Major, of Darling
tost were in the city to attend the
marriage of Dr. Jas. P. Lawson and
Miss Inas McCullough.
Mr. Vsn Cleve Parrott is at home
from the University of South Carolina
for a few day a.
Mr. R. M. Jenkins, of St Charles
was In the city Wednesday.
Messrs. I>. D. Wltcover and Carl
Hewett. of Darlington spent Wednes?
day in tosni.
Mr. 8. T. Burch, of Florence spent
Wedsesday In the city.
Mr. R. J. Compton left Tuesday
for Montgomery, Ala.
Mr. Alv.v Green, of the University
of Sooth Carolina la In the city for
a few days on a visit to his parents
M. and Mrs. M. Green.
Mrs. B. Ol Irby and Mr. Jim Irby.
of Berk Ins. were in the city Tuesday.
Mr. B. C. Trlppett. of Boykln. was
IIa the city Tuesday.
Mr. D. V. Keels. If Rimbert wan
la the city Wednesday.
Mr. W. L. Saunders. of State
b?*rg was in the city Wednesday.
Mr. I. hi. Lewis, of New York. I*
in the city for a few days' stay.
Mr. Mdwerd Scale has returned to
the city from Poughkeepsie where
he has been attending school.
Bishop Oaerry will visit St. Philip's
Church. Bradford Springs, next Mon?
day, the 14th. The service will be
held at 100 p. m. The next day the
Bishop will visit the Church of the
At a meeting of the board of dl
sectors of the Bank of Sumter, held
Monday afternoon. Mr. Davis D.
Melee was elected a member of the
board to All the vacancy created by
the death of MaJ. Marlon Motse.
The roof of Shlloh Baptist Church,
colored, on South Main street, caught
afire Tuesday night about 8.30 o'clock,
probably from a spark from th??
chimney of a nearby house. It
was d Acovered before it had gained
much headway and was extinguished
without much damage having been
Ail ':he trees on the west side of
South Main street In the block be?
tween Dugan and Bartlette hn\<
been out down to make way for the
cement sidewalk, and the tree cut?
ters began on the trees on the east
side Wednesday a. m. One tree that
was partially decayed was removed,
but a renewed effort Is being mad*
to anve the remainder of the trees
on that block
Mr V H I'helpa found a queer
reptile In a bunch of bananas yester?
day end has It on exhibition in his
Store a* ailing the coming*..f ,i faunal
naturalist to give it a name. The
beuat la about six or seven Inchei
long and looks more like a ?mall alli?
gator than anything else, hut differ I
fr< m an alligator In that It has no
clawM *n Its feet, Which ar.lUHted
With cup shaped Bttetion p.ids u th
whh-n It attaches Itself any object
upon which It walks.
At the regular meeting of Qgsjn
Co. k Ixidge, K. of IV, Monday night,
the l Ith. the delegates to the last
X. of P. Idstrlct convention, will
make thetT r. port
FOR HI NT Ott KAI.I / My farm on
the White's Mill road 4 12 mllea
from town. Good dwelling, BjeW
barn and stables and tenant hou?e
on the place. Possession given at
once. Neill O'Donnell. l-17-tf.
Miss Inez McCullough and Dr. Jos.
C. Lawson, of Darlington, were mar?
ried at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday after?
noon at the residence of Dr. C. P.
Osteen on East Liberty street The
cerinony was performed by Rev. R.
J. T. Major, of Hartsvllle, S. C as?
sisted by Rev. J. P. Marlon, of this
city. The marriage was witnessed by
a number of the relatives and friends
of the bride and groom, many com?
ing from Darlington for the occasion.
The parlor where the ceremony was
performed was prettily decorated
with smllax, ferns, palms and pot
plants, as were also the halls and
reception room. Following the cere?
mony refreshments were ser-ed.
Di. and Mrs. Lawson left on the
Qjgl iraln for New York, where thev
will *p? nd two weeks before re'urn
log to Larbiu. ten, their fu'.uro h>rne.
The bride Is veil known in this c't>
where she t.tunded school for sn
eral years. Dr. Lawson is one of the
beul k'i rWfl and most succssful phys'?
clans of Darlington.
The drummers have it In for any j
and every member of the legislature ,
who opposes the mileage book bill ;
now before the legislature.
The time is drawing near for the
bl-ennlal meeting of the City Demo?
cratic organisation to arrange for
the municipal primary. Under the
resolution adopted at the last meet?
ing the aldermen will be elected at
large this year and not two from
each ward as at the last election.
?An attack of the grip Is often fol?
lowed by a persistent cough, which
to many proves a great annoyance.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
been extensively used and with good
success for th* relief and cure of this
cough Many cases have been cured
after all other remedies had failed.
Sold by W. W Slbert.
Work on the gas plant was started
Tuesday. It 's planned t > have the
system completed and In operation by
?If troubled with Indigestion, con?
stipation, no appetite or feel bilious,
give Chamberlain's Stomach and Liv?
er Tablets a trial and you will be
pleased with the result These tab?
lets Invigorate the stomach and liver
and strengthen the digestion. Sold
by W. W. Slbrt
The meeting Saturday to organize
the Boys Corn Club of Sumter county
is expected to be largely attended.
?Do you know that croup can be
prevented? Give Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy as soon as the child
becomes hoarse or even after the
croupy cough appears and it will pre?
vent the attack. It is also a certain
curs for oroup and has never been
known to fall. Sold by W. W. Sl?
The work on the postoffice build?
ing Is progressing with considerable
rapidity at present
?A few minutes delay in treating
some cases of croup, even the length
of time It takes to go for a doctor
often proves dangerous. The safest
way Is to keep Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy In the house, and at the first
Indication of croup give the child a
dose. Pleasant to take and always
cures. Sold by W. W. Slbert.
Another Car Load.
Received on Monday Feb. "1th.
another carload of fine horses nnd
mules. Ther-3 are some extra nice
horses and mules in this lot.
Shaw and Drake.
w 2t. I 3t-2-8-10
?While it Is often Impossible to
prevent an accident, It is never im?
possible to be prepared?It is not be?
yond any one's purse. Invest 25 cents
in a bottle of Chamberlain's Lini?
ment and you are prepared for
sprains, bruises and like injuries.
Sold by W. W. Slbert.
STATK OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas information has been re?
ceived at this Department that on
the 3rd day of February, a. d. into,
a combination barn and stable be
longing to Miss Flor> nee Ellerb; near
Kembert. In the County of Sumter.
was burned, and there being reason
t ? Boilers that th<- burning was an
ii t of incendiarism,
\ow. Therefore, I, M. F? Ansel.
Governor of the Statt of south Caro?
: aa, In order that Justice may be
done and the majesty of the law vin
dlcated, d<> pen by offer ? r ward of
Fifty Dollars for th*-- apprehension
and conviction of the person or per?
sons w ho committed said sei of In
in Testimony Where >f, i have
hereunto sei my hand snd oausetfl
the Cn at Seal of the State to be af?
fixed, at Columbia, this eighth day
of February, \. i?. lllo, and in tht
It4lb year of the independence of
the United stat? s of America.
M F, ANSEL
By tin Covernor:
it. If, MoCown,
Secretary of Hate.
CRAFT FOR RAILROADS.
FOR CARRYING TIIK MAILS OF
THE UNITED STATES.
Publishers Make Charge Before
Mouse Committee?Lack of Busi?
ness Principles Alleged.
Washington, Feb. 9.?The charge
that the big trunk lines of the rail?
roads throughout the country are re?
ceiving from the government too
large a compensation for carrying the
malls; that they are receiving more
than they receive from the express
companies for equal service, has
been persistently and vigorously urg?
ed before the committee on post
offices and post roads of the house
recently in letters from citizens and
in statements from periodical pub?
"Readjust the rate of pay to the
railroads; get that down to a fair
and just basis; ascertain the truth of
the charge that the roads are receiv?
ing from 8 to 16 times too much for
the service they render the govern?
ment, and then talk about increasing
the postal rates to magazines," say
The postal commission in its re?
port, published a year ago, made the
suggestion that the railroads were be?
ing overpaid. Representative Mur
dock insisted that some additional
millions of money was paid annually
to the roads through the use of an
inequitable and unjust system of ar?
riving at the average weight of the
mails, which might be cut off.
In a statement before the house
committee on postoffices and post
roads Herbert Myrick dwelt at length
upon the subject of railway mail pay
in connection with the proposal to in?
crease the postal rates to magazines.
He said that before taking this step
to tax the dissemination of intelli?
gence, the whole organization and ad?
ministration of the postoffice depart?
ment should be prohed to the bot?
Mr. Myrick appeared before the
house committee on postoffices and
Mr. Myrick appeared before the
committee as the representative of
the National Agricultural Press
League. He is president of the Or?
ange Ju id Company, and the Phelps
Publishing Company, mib:'?mers of
The American Agriculturist ?New
York), The Orange Judd Farmer
(Chicago), The New England Home
s.uad (Springfield, Mass. i, Farm and
Home, Oood Houaekeeplng, and then
He made a very exhaustive dls
cuaaion of the subject and endeavor?
ed to show that a very large part of
the $17,000,000 postal deficit could
be made up, if the excessive pay?
ments to railroads waa atoppped. He
"If the postoffice were run on busi?
ness principles, free from politics,
graft and overpayment of railroads,
even its present rates of postage
would earn a profit."
Adverting to the postal commis?
sion's recommendation of a reduction
of pay on the heavily traveled main
ror es of road, he quoted from their
repont as follows:
"There Is also a widespread belief
that the high total cost of the postal
service results, in sonve degree at
least, from what is regarded as over
payment to the railroads for mall
transportation. Much of the contro?
versy as to a proper charge for sec?
ond-class matter has raged around
the question of railway mail pay. So
far as this commission has felt it to
be within its authority, it has en?
deavored to formulate Just conclu?
sions as to the merits of that contro?
versy. It has accordingly recom?
mended in this report a reduction of
mull pay upon dense routes where
the great volume of second-class
matter permits economies in trans?
portation, and it has also recom?
mended the elimination of return
empty bags l.om the computation of
Mr. Lloyd, a member of the com?
mittee, asked the question: "You
are a wart1, are you not, that the rail?
road rates were changed since that
recommendation?" To which Mr.
Myrick replied that ha believed It
had })?'<mi done but did not know to
Queattoned Initiier by the chair?
man <>f the committee to know
wliMlo r lie was acquainted with any
man in the United State! who had
made a careful Inveatlgatlon of the
subject within a year and believed
the government was i>a> intoo much
for the rallroada. Mr. Myrick recall?
ed a statement made by an expert in
the poatal service to his superinten?
dent of malls In which lie spoke of
the "exhorbltanl rates paid the New
York Central." He did not recall the
name of the postal expert, but prom?
ised t ? aend it to the committee later.
Ho also quoted a statement from
Mr. Knattachnlt, the fourth vice
presid? nt of the Southern Pacific
road) who said: "if we wire permit?
ted to handle the BCCOnd-Claaa mat?
ter In our own way, in freight cars
ill full loads, we would le glad to
hand is 11 at those ratea, Wa make
a hall ocnt from New Orleans to Ban
Pranoleco, I think the axpreaa com
, panlea aava an enormoua amount of
I money by running their cars loaded
Representative John W. Weeks, of
Massachusetts, the chairman of the
committee, said that despite the gen?
eral charges of overpayment to rail?
roads made from time to time In past
years, there was not before his com?
mittee any evidence which the mem?
bers considered warrranted any rad?
ical change in railroad rates of pay.
UEPOBT Or THE CONDITION OF
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
at Sumter, in the State of South Carolina,
at the close of business. Jan. 31st, 1910.
Loans and discounts, $479,888 59
Overdrafts, seemed aud unse?
cured, 9,604 60
U. S. Bonds to secure circula?
tion, 26,000 00 I
Premiums on U. 8. Bonds, 500 00 j
Bonds, securities, etc., 18,000 00 ;
Banking house, furniture and
fixtures, 3.000 00 i
Other Real Estate Owned 551 37 |
Dae from National Banks
(not reserve agents), 12 178 08
Due from State and Priv.'te
Banks and Bankers, Trust
Companies, and Savings
Banks, 5,522 59
Due from approved reserve
agents, 45,569 64
Checks and other cash items, 1,152 P6
Notes of other National Banks, 550 00
Fractional paper currency,
nickels and cents, 1,413 (>9
Lawful Money Reserve
in Bank, viz:
Specie, 21,142 5 I
Legal-tender notes, 3,000 00 24,142 50
Redemption Fund with U. S.
Treasurer, (5 per ct. of cir?
culation,) 1,260 00
Total, $628,322 81
Capital stock paid in, $100,000 00 '
Surplus fund, 50,000 CO
Undivided profits, less ex?
penses and taxes paid, 33,778 53
National B:.nk notes outstand?
ing. 25,000 00
Dae to State and Private
Banks an 1 Bankers 3,171 65
Dividends Unpaid, 58.67
Individual deposits subject
to check, 416,313 96
Total $628,322 81
State of South Carolina, ) gg
County of Sumter. )
I, J. L MoCALLUM, Cashier of the
above named bank, do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
J. L. MoCALLUM, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
9th day of Feb. 1910.
GEO. L. BICKER,
NEILL O'DONNELL, )
H. D. BARNETT, V Directors.
GEO. D. SHORE, )
February 9, 1910.
H. L. B. WELLS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Money to Loan on any Good Security.
Notary Public With Seal.
Office Over Sumter Savings Bank.
THE FIRST NATIONAL, mm tarnt S
Once you open an account with this bank, the same is
is seldom closed?for we give you the best facilities to be
had for the handling of your banking business. We want
new business?but never lose sight of the old. Come and
Capital, Surplus and Profits, $184,000.00.
Patterns the Latest
We Invite Your Inspection of
Our Regular $2.50
Rug, Special Pric?
ATCHES your eye. Appeals to your good judgment. That's what
% You who know the reputation of this store in selling health produc?
ing foods will netd no urging to continue as a customer.
f To those who are not acquainted with us, our goods, our methods,
our general demeanor, we extend a very cordial invitation to come and
see us, to know us, to learn our way.
* We beg to thank our patrons for the courtesies shown us, since taking
the agencies for the different produces, we now offer, and for their
patience in awaiting deliveries of their orders, especially on last Satur?
day afternoon. We were so over run with orders thai we could not get
deliveries out as promptly as we wished, but will remedy this evil at once.
?| The new telephone system is now being installed. Just as soon as
the s;imc is |completed, wej will inst ill another phone. New number
this advertisement is for.
SPECIAL FOR T JRSDAY
8 Boxes Celluloid Starch