Newspaper Page Text
"Tbr (jOlatr'jinan M Soutbton
WUNMDAV, FEBRUARY 16, 1910.
^ ? . . ?
at the Postosace at Sumter. 8.
C as Second ( Um Matter.
mum Anna Jennings has returned
prom a visit to Sardine, accompanied
by her friend. Miss Lydia McFadden.
Miss Annie Patton. of Flat Flock.
N. C. who has been visiting Mrs. D.
P. Kelly for the past month, left
Friday for Columbia, where she will
spent Saturday In the city.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Ingram are In
Dr. Oeo. W. Dick returned from
Columbia Friday night.
CoL J. J. Dargan. J. F. Williams
and T. 8. Stuckey. of Stateburg were
in the city Saturday.
, Messrs. F. R. Rial and 8. C. Wll
f llama, of Ferguson, were visitors to
Dr. Lewis O. Wood, representing
Sharp 4k Dohme, of Baltimore, was
In Sumter Saturday.
Mr. O. K. Smiley, a prominent plti
I swn. of Florence, was In the city Sat
Mr. J. B. Shippey of Rocky Bluff,
spent Saturday pleasantly In Sumter.
Mr. C. H. Pack, a popular cltlsen
of Greenville, was In the city Satur?
\i Dr. and Mrs. M. L. Parier, of
Wedgeneld. spent Saturday In the
Messrs. K. A. Burke and H. Nel?
son, of Florence, spent. Saturday In
Mr. R. H Flowers, a popular and
f progressive resident of Klngstree,
unas la Sumter Saturday.
Mr. Q. H. Lewis, of Florence, was
ta the city Sunday.
Miss Emily Hatch, of Asheville.
has corns to Sumter to make her
|home with Mr. J. Me Ree Hatch, on
*West Liberty street.
Mr. A. V. Parrott. of the South
Carolina University, spent the latter
part of last week with his parents
here. He went to Darlington Sun
fc> Mr. and Mrs. W. J. O'Hagan. of
Charleston, accompanied by their
son JohnnK srs visiting their daugh
tar. Mrs. J. A. Schwerin. Jr.
Mr. H. C. Parrott spent last Sun?
day In? Darlington.
Mr. Claud M. Wilson, who has
Ikosn at New Sumter for some time,
leaves this week for 3t Matthews,
where he will engage In farming
CoL P. J. Drew spent Saturday In
Mr. N. H. Bitten, the Cabbage King
^pf the sea coast was in ths city Sat
Messrs James R. Barber. P. A.
Boswell. of Columbia, spent Saturday
Mr. T. B. 8tackhouse. of Columbia,
vice president of the National Loan
(jend Exchange Bank, spent Saturday
pleasantly In our city. '
Mr. N. 8. McLeod. one of the larg?
est and most progressive planters of
the Swimming Pens section, was In
Miss Msynelle Collins, of Olanta.
w srh ? la so popular In social circles
*ror her besuty end charming person?
ality, returned home Saturday after
a short visit here.
Messrs S. T. Donaldson and E. E.
Bellinger spent Saturday In the city.
The County Teachers' Association
} met In the high school building last
Saturday morning. A very Interest?
ing programme was carried out. The
attendance was very good.
Sunday morning caught some of
the people unprepared for the cold
k weather. A large number of pipes
^vere frosen and plumbers had to be
called In. One stove exploded from
building a Are In It before the pipes
were thawed out.
The chalngang moved Monday to
the Providence road, about two miles
I from Sumter. They will be at work
Borne time claying that thoroughfare.
Rev. J. B. Wilson reports that he
hopes to be in the new Broad Street
Methodist church by Easter The
services at Broad Street Sunday
were well sttended both morning and
Dandy Simmons, a highly respect?
ed old colored man. died I tst s.itur
dsy of pneumonia.
Everywhere we are warned to be -
Lware of cold (storage foods, short
^weight, and bob veal. Why h?ith?-r
with burglar Insurance??Brook?
Halley's comet will not deflect th
earth a bit ffoal Its path. th< rel >
resembling a grent many of us.?
Kew York Mall
S5 tons fresh ffOSl laS mills. BoX
so l Cheapest Feed fOf Horses, Cows
and Hogs y<oi ran buy. llonth-llar
by Live stock ('?>.. fussier s. C<
I if-St.? w
CELEBRATE SILVER WEDDING.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Schwerin, Sr., Cel.
ebrnte Wedding Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius A. Schwerin,
Sr.. celebrated their twenty-fifth wed?
ding annlversy at their beautiful
home on Magnolia street last Satur?
day evening. Only the members of
the family were present.
A delicious supper was served in
honor of the happy pair. It was a
menu to tempt any one, such a one
as Mrs. Schwerin knows how to
serve. Punches and wines were serv?
ed. The uible was most beautifully
decorated for the occasion.
A pleasant feature of the supper
hour waa the presentation of a beau?
tifully Iced fruit cake with a silver
bell on It. This was presented by
the two grand children, William
O'Hagan and Edward Stehle Schwer?
in, children of Mr. J. A. Schwerin,
The occasion was enlivened and
ma le one long to be remembered by
those present by the rendering of
several songs by Mrs. J. A. Schwerin,
Jr., and her father, Mr. William
O'Hagan. Mrs. Schwerin has a de?
lightfully sweet voice, which is her's
by right of Inheritance. All present
enjoyed the musical programme to
The couple were recipients of
many handsome and costly presents,
which betoken the high esteem In
which they are held. Mr. Schwerin
Is one of Sumter's most prominent
and successful business men, and his
family Is highly connected socially.
They have a host of friends who wish
them many more anniversaries.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. O'Hagan, and Master Johnnie
<>' -lagan, of Charleston; Mr. and
Mis. Isaac Schwarts, Mr. and Mrs.
Is* ic C. Strauss, Mr. and Mrs. C. P.
McFadden, Mrs. C. F. Schwerin, Mr.
anl Mrs. J. A. Schwerin, Jr., Mrs.
Lusle Poole and Mr. Lewis Lyons.
Cm\4. Davis at Presbyterian Church.
rapt. W. C. Davis, of Manning, sec?
retary for the Laymen's Movement
hi Harmony presbytery, spoke at the
Pr?abyterian church Sunday monn
Inf.: to a large and Interested congre?
gation. Mr. Davis is an able speaker
an1 entertained those present in an
admirable manner. He closed a cam?
paign for foreign mission which Mr.
Mi.rion, the pastor, haa been con?
ducting for some time. The church Is
now supporting a missionary In the
foioign field, and Within the past two
weoks two members of the church
have obligated themselves to each
support a native worker.
Bishop Ouerry conducted confirm?
ation services at the Church of the
Holy Comforter Sunday morning,
preaching an able sermon. A class
of five were confirmed, and the com?
AVANT NOT YET FREE.
Georgetown Man Still In the Peniten?
tiary?No News of Dr. Blghani.
W. B. Avant, who was convicted
several months ago in Georgetown on
the charge of killing Mrs. Ruth
Crlxp Blgham, Is still at the peniten?
tiary. An attempt is being made to
secure the necessary bond of $3,000
before he can be released. The Su?
preme Court recently, as a result of
h;ii .-UM corpus proceedings, signed
an order for the release of Avant
from the penitentiary provided he
could furnish bond In the sum of 18,
000 pending an appeal to the Su?
Avant was convicted, together with
Dr. Blgham, whose whereabouts has
never been learned. After conviction
the attorneys for the two men asked
for a new trial which was refused by
Judge Watts. Intention of appeal?
ing to the Supremo Court was given,
hut no papers were ever filed. Avant
was brought to the penitentiary, but
Just before he was mustered in as a
convict a message was received from
the Georgetown county sheriff, ask?
ing that he be held until further In?
structions. No further Instructions
were received and Avant has since
been in the State prison.
'Theas par..dips on 'Mary had a
litt I lamb' Shi about run out." said
a tired person. "It's a !;<...d thing
loo ni i.?t r?oo of then have bean
d<?i B In the past ten \ ars."
Hin friend smiled. "Well, you
Mi edn t v. orry," he said. "I just
heard one the other day which Ii of
necessity the last one.
M irj bad a little lamb.
?\ N all the people know,
But If tht pri< i? of meat stays up
The lamb is sure to go."
If the BalltngOr-PlnehOt Investiga?
tion should hug 1!? yearn, as a COflV
mltteeinan predl-t s, would Alaska
last th it long Of would it be gobbled
hj i he I luggenhj Ima in advanoe f?r
the finding of the "<.ril Loglsvllle
A Timely Parody.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
ROUTINE BUSINESS AND SOME
Mr. A. 1). Harby Elected Member of
City Board of Education to Succeed
3laj. Aloise?Resolution as to Mas?
Council held a regular meeting,
postponed from the 8th lnst. at 8
o'clock p. m., Thursday evening, 10th
Present: Mayor W. B. Boyle; Ald?
ermen H. D. Barnett, P. P. Finn, R.
F. Haynsworth, J. R. Llgon, W. G.
Stubbs and R. L. Wright. Absent:
Aldermen Wm. Bultman and H. C.
Minutes of Jan. 25th were read.
Mr. Barnett asked that they be
amended by adding the report of the
Finance Committee "that the ac?
counts of the Clerk and Treasurer for
December had been examined and
found correct," which had been omit
ted. With this amendment, the min
utes were confirmed.
Mr. S. H. Edmunds, representing
the City Board of Education, an
nounced a vacancy on the board
caused by the death of Major Ma
rlon Molse, and suggested the ap?
pointment of Mr. A. D. Harby to fill
the unexplred term. Mr. Harby was
Mr. Barnett for the Finance Com?
mittee, reported that the Clerk and
Treasurer's accounts for January had
been examined and found correct.
And that all claims referred to them
had been approved, except that of
Mr. J. H. Johnson, $184.10, archi?
tect's commissions for plans and
specifications of the fire station. Coun?
cil ordered payment of this claim.
Mr. Llgon for the Police Commlt
t?e submitted report of lights not
burning in Jan. And Police Report
for January as follows:
Arrests, 59; Fines, $206.50; Days,
Mr. Llgon called attention to the
difference in the work of police offi?
cers as shown by this report, and ex?
pressed the opinion that there is an
apathy existing in reference to their
| .duties. Some he thought must be do?
ing too much, or others too little.
Mr. Finn for the Fire Department
Committee reported that arrange?
ments would be completed in a day
or two for removal of the steamer to
temporary quarters as ordered by
Council. In regard to fire escapes
and extinguishers for school build?
ings referred to his committee and
Supt. Edmunds on Jan. 11th, he rec?
ommended that the bid of Mr. E.
Skinner to build fire escapes to the
Washington and Lincoln schools for
$312 be accepted, and that 1 dozen
extinguishers be ordered from James
Boyd & Bro., Philadelphia, at $7,
each. The report was adopted.
Mr. Stubbs reported for the Tree
and Park Commission that all trees
on west side of Main St. between Du
gan and Bartlette Sts., had been cut
down and one on the east side. That
the work had been suspended on ac?
count of protests from citizens. That
the commission met today and de?
cided to cut dow.i the trees and ask?
ed advice of Council. The matter was
discussed at length. Mr. Wright pro?
testing against cutting the trees. On
motion of Mr. Llgon the question was
referred back to the commission.
Messrs. Wright and R. F. Haynsworth
Mr. Llgon called attention of Coun?
cil to an Act now before the Legis?
lature for the purpose of increasing
the pay of the Master in Equity for
Sumter County and fixing a salary for
that office. He declared that his ex?
pressions were not persona! and bad
no reference to the gentleman now
serving as Master, but that Council
represents 60 per cent, of the taxes
of the county, and their duty Is to
safeguard the Interests of the tax?
payers. The office should remain as
It Is, with adequate fees for services
rendered, and moved that "In the
opinion of Council, the proposed in?
crease would not be of benefit to the
public, nor would the public good be
served by placing this office on a sal?
ary basis. The motion was adopted
and the Clerk was directed to inform
Hon. T. B. Fraser of the action of
Mr. Llgon asked Council to recon?
sider Its refusal of some months ago,
to allQW the claim of The First Na
tlonal Bank for necessary plumbing
work done In their offices. He said
that he had opposed the claim him
sell', hut had come to the conclusion
that the city should pay for work In
its own building, made necessary by
ordinance. On Mr. Finn's motion it
was referred to the Opera House
Committee t<? ascertain and report the
amount whic h should be paid by the
city, on estimated cost if the work
had been done under one contract
for the whole building,
Mr. Finn submitted report of work
on streets for two weeks, as follows:
Dingle street, digging clay., .. 1.60
t:. Liberty street, drain. i.oo
Church street, repairs. s.70
ciay streets, repair.22.so
Wrltrht streets, clay work.. .. SH.07
Sewer Trenches Riled . 2.T.0
street Sprinkling. o.on
J^^^Jfi^'-arf Many mixtures arc offered ? ^J^Z- J^R
}^mr^g^^J^ as substitutes for Royal.
?TJ^r\ None of them is the same in composition ^^^al
Iffilior cMec*ivcncss> so wholesome and ceo- Jl\^\Jr/
jpPjB^?f^^^ nomical, nor wKU make such fine food. J^'^SSmWs
f ROYAL 1
K% Baking Powder js1>
^aOTW Absolutely Pure aJ[^A
$fM^wJ^ Royal is the only Baking Powder made sS^A
^Jp^yK) lrom Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
Garbage 382 loads. 56.00
Hauling Tree Limbs. 1.00
Hauling Brick for Fire Station 3.40
Sick Laborer. 9.00
Total Pay Roll.$223.57
Xo. Men?25 Carts?10.
Mr. Wright suggested that the
Clerk write the postmaster and ask
that spittoons be placed in the post
office for public use as people con?
gregating there at times, waiting for
mall should be provided with such
a convenience, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Wright stated that the Com?
missioners of Public Works had offer?
ed a quantity of clinkers for improve
mtnt of Church street, which would j
be of great advantage in hauling
coal to the water station, and he
favored acceptance of the offer,
which was referred to the Committee .
of Public Works.
Request of Mr. L. D. Jennings that
pipe be laid in a public drain on his
land?West Liberty street, as promis?
ed by Council was referred to the
Committee of Public Works for im?
Requests of Mrs. M. A. Epperson,
for permission to repair a building
In the fire limits on Liberty street,
was referred to the Fire Department
Mr. Wright moved a reconsider?
ation of Council's refusal to reduce
the license of the Long Distance
Telephone exchange to $26.00. He
thought the $50.00 license unreason?
able, because this exchange is oper?
ated in connection with the local ex?
change and not as a separate office,
the long distance paying tolls to the
Sumter Telephone Co., for their work.
Council decided to reduce the license,
the vote on the question resulting in
a tie, which was broken by the may?
or's vote as follows:
Yeas: Finn, Llgon and Wright.
Nays: Barnett, R. F. Haynsworth,
Stubbs and Boyle.
Mr. Wright asked further time for
preparation of a Building Code and
same was granted.
Council then adjourned.
Neglect Your Business But Not Your
Every boy is going to have a con?
fident, some one to whom he can tell
his secrets and whisper his ambitions
which he would not breathe to
others, says Orison Swett Marden In
"Success Magazine." We take it for
granted that his mother will stand
nearer to him than any other person,
but every boy will have some male
friend who will stand in a peculiar
relation to him. This friend, this
confident, should be his father.
You can not afford to have your
boy feel that you are too busy or too
indifferent to tell him how to fly his
kite or bait his hook or make a toy
or to play games with him.
If you begin early enough, It Is
comparatively easy for you to gain
your boy's confidence. From Infancy
he should grow up to feel thai: no one
else can take your place, that you
stand In a peculiar relation to him,
which no one else can fill.
Any business man would be hor?
rified at the suggestion that he would
ruin his boy by neglect, that his ab?
sorption In business would result In
the undoing of his own son. But it is
the easiest thing in the world to for?
feit a boy's confidence. It will take I
only a little snubbing, a little scold
inw, a little indifference, a little un?
kind criticism, a little nagging and
unreasonableness to shut off forever
any intimac y betw< en you and your J
Members of Congress would do
their constltutents a favor if. In*
st ad of thinking of an early ad?
journment and wondering what
President Taft will say ??f the sug?
gestion, they were to take up
promptly some of the man) subjects
nwaltlng legislative consideration.*
? veland Plain llealer.
86 tons fresh from the mills. Best
and Hogs you can buy, Booth-Har
and Cheapest Feed for Horses, Cowi
by Live stock Co., Sumter s. c.
MAC AUL AY WAS WRONG.
Prediction For America Coming True
(From the Philadelphia Press.)
Half a century has passed since
Macauly, the historian, wrote a
famous letter to a friend in this
country warning him that the poor
would plunder the rich if all men
had a vote. Great American cities
were, he prophesied, to breed foes
worse "than Goths and Vandals,"
and the "have-nots," if they had
political power and chose rulers,
would seize the property of those
better off. No right of title to proper?
ty would be respected In a land fool?
ish enough to let all men vote.
Half a century is passed. The
right of the ballot has been extended
farther than Macaulay or his Ameri?
can friend dreamed. Our city popu?
lation is the largest aggregate urban
mass in the world. Disparities of
fortune are great. All Macaulay fear?
ed would breed a spirit more peri?
lous than "Goths and Vandals'" to
' property rights a settled civilization
What is the result? England be?
gins this week a genera.! election,
' whose chief issue is a easy taxation
of property, Macaulay's England has
classes, a peerage, a crown, privilege,
a hereditary chamber and all the
checks the great historian praised
aid deemed wise. Yet in pleading
for his party and greater care and
protection for property rights, threat?
ened by the Liberal budget, A. J.
Balfour, the* English Conservative
leader, in his "election address" to
the English people, uses this lan?
"I do not ask that the British
citizens should enjoy the same se?
curity for his property as the citizen
of the United States. I am not so im?
It is Macaulay's land and not ours
where property is in peril. He was
wrong. Liberty gives security.
Property is safe under the protect?
ion of manhood suffrage. Class privi?
lege and the injustice of special
rignts are the one great p<?rll to
property and not universal suffrage.
MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED.
Prisoner at Alken Relieved to be
Slayer of Augusta Physician.
Augusta, Ga., Feb. 11.?William E.
Stone, an alleged lunatic of Balti?
more, Md., is under arrest at Aiken,
S. C, on a technical charge but In
reality is suspected of being the mur
j derer of Dr. Charles W. Hickman,
' who was kille 3 here last week. The
warrant was sworn out for Stone last
iMght by a lieutenant of the local po
Uce department. Stone Is said to an*
swer the desciptlon of the man want?
ed. An officer from Baltimore is on
his way to Aiken and a legal tangle
as to extradition is expected.
The Tree and Park Commission
met Thursday afternoon with a ma?
jority of the members present. The
removal of the trees cn South Main
street, between Caldwell and Bart
lette, was discussed at length and by
a majority vote It was decided to
have the remaining trees removed in
order that the cement sidwalks may
be laid a uniform width.
FOR SALE?Genuine Marlbore Proli?
fic seed corn. Bushel $2.00; half
bushel $1.25; peck 75 cents. Last
year this corn measured 77 bush?
els per acre with less than $11.00
worth of fertilizers. J. H. Myers,
Sumter, S. C, R. F. D. No. 4
Patterns the Latest
We Invite Your Inspection" of
Our Regular $2.50
Rug, Special Pric?