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NDI SUITEI GAO?.
Iii >lll than half million in
nkw IUI1.LMM.H within
The 1st That Suinter t* <.rowing
BubwtalntialJy and lUpltlly 1m l*rov
ed by the Number of New Hulld
lue? and tlu* I .aw Amount of
Money Invented In Thorn.
That Humler la growing very rap
idiy la a fact that la dally impressed
upon residents and that is brought to
the attention of visitors very shortly
after their arrival in town. Every?
body knows that Bumter is growing,
but how much it Is growing few per?
sons realise; a few real estate deal?
ers and contractors perhnps know
approximately how much When it
eomee down to actual figures, they
eoald not come much nearer to the
actual value of the work now going
on. or which has been completed In
the present year, than others who
have not been over the entire city
and who axe not so much intersected.
Therefore, when it is stated as an
actual fact that at the present time
and during the present year there
has been spsnt In Bumter In im?
provements on old buildings. In the
erection of new buildings, that there
will be spent on buildings, now In
eeuree of construction, considerably
ssere than half a million dollars It Is
shown In concrete figures of Just how
much Bumter people and outsiders
believe In Bumter and Its present and
future growth and prosperity?figures
that may be am ax In* to those who
do not visit ths city oftsn and who
don t know what progress Is being
made at this time.
These figures are not the result of
snore I less work. Thsy were obtained
from reliable contractors, real estate
mea, architects and owners, and
were given for as near the approxi?
mate cost, an these persons could
estimate ths value of the buildings Ir
which they themselves were Interested.
The results added together give
something over 1*00,000, and then,
of course, in a survey of the town
there will be numerous smaller build?
ings and lesser Improvements, and
probably some expensive improve
menta, which are omitted.
Nor is this growth of Bumter con?
fined to one locality or one kind of
structure a visitor being taken
ever the town would be struck with
ths fart that rmlldlng* are going up
lu a'l sections of the city, ant With
Mia trarlr y -f buildings Isj oastf of
eeastr jet >n or just completed MYarfl
part cf t wn and marly every r?i . <
bj represented In the building boom
and nearly every class of building is
among those which have recently
been completed or Is In course of
erection. a short tiros ago the ad?
vance agent of a circus, after
gotag over the town, stated that he
had Just been on a trip through the
South and Middle West, but nowhere
had he seen any town which had
grows so rapidly and made so many
Inserovements In the last four years,
as had Bumter. He said that to him
things appeared tpilte different from
what they were when he was here
four years ngo. Never had he seen
such a growth in all directions and
every class of business and variety
si building as hs saw in Bumter. The
retoark of this gentleman very well
express.** the Idea of the growth of
Bumter In the past four years, and in
this four years ty far the greater purt
of the building hi t.t ? n done within
a p?rl..d of eighteen or twenty months
pi seeding the present time, the ma?
jority of which In turn has been done
within the pn so nt year.
To classify and name all of the
bubdlng* would be an almost impos?
sible task, although Sumter is still a
?mall city of 10.000 inhabitants?I,
10? Inhabitant* was glven ty the cen?
sus of t> 1 o. although the city direc?
tory of 1912 shows a list of 11,180
ssm** If will be of interest, how
eve-, t.. know < f some of the chief
hulldmo completed during the year
and now in course of erection which
will be completed early !n the gSjgff
iiis. The greater number of build- j
trigs erected at large SOOt are busl
aeftw hsjsjgst Ig 11m besdness section
of the Sftf some helrg In the very
near? of the city and Dtheri being on
ths outskirts of the bSJSjhMSsl sec t ion.
Two of tfeggg btllld SgS Will BSjSJti com?
plete, ut IgSjgJ |tl,#M eadt, while
other* wni < out in in, neighborhood
In giving a parti.?1 Met of the bui'd
Ing* whb-h have added to the <tty's
slse It would not be amiss to com?
mence v?nh ifcem af bhmM Isjinsjflsjgjrs,
snd whi h have sjttffsjetew Um grsat?
est amount of attention 10 th#m
gsjgess hi i to"^? buildings which
sre of sjgsjjgfgjl interest t?? the pejfclM
st >arg?- Among this class of build?
ing- ?h? 'v* . h r? It perhaps, tome
first Th?*? two buildings, one on
the '"no: of llartlette nnt| Main
Str? ? -n at. 1 1 ? r < ri Marvin ?f reet,
fach,? the SjgggOSjfjei ttatlog park,
repn*. n? an outlay of nrSjBtB allv
t . . ? and when < t.mpb led Will
be .itttjii', -uffl? I? nf to affortl accom?
modation for *ll visitor* to Sumter,
whether Ihese visitors are here on
business or for pleasure. The Cl?re?
mont Holtl i? being erected at a
coat of $80,000 by the Messri Pas?
ehal ol Richmond. Va. It Im a tour
story building equipped with all mod?
ern conveniences, und will have 7&
rooms for guests. The Imperial is
t+Us] erected b\ Mr. A. In Jackson,
of this ally, nt a cost of $40.000 and
Mill contain &0 rooms for guests. The
Importal is a three story structure
and will be provided with all mod?
ern equipment. The Claromont Ho?
tel is now nearly completed, while
the Imperial has its walls erected up
to the third story.
Coming next to the two hotels the
two bank buildings attract a great
amount of attention. These are be?
ing erected in the heart of the city on
opposite corners of Main and Lib?
erty streets. The City National Hank
building is Sumter's llrst and only
"skyscraper." a seven story building
of pressed brick, limestone and terra
cotts, This building will cost ap?
proximately $76,000 when com?
pleted and will be Sumter's main of?
fice building. On the opposite cor?
ner the Bank of Sumter building Is
nearlng completion. This is a two
story structure of limestone and
means sn Investment of $30,000 in
doing West on Liberty street from
Main Street one conies to a large
four story brick structure, Sumter's
T. M. C. A. building, a structure of
which Sumter Is extremely proud and
of which she has a right to be proud.
The building was completed at an out?
lay of between $36,000 and $40,000
and is now serving as a second home
for many of Sumter's young men.
The building was completed the early
part of the year.
Still further on the same street
the visitor comes to the Trinity
Methodist Church which will be com?
pleted in the next few months. This
building; represents an expenditure of
$1.5,000 and when completed will be
Sumter's most beautiful house for re?
ligious worship. Turning at this cor?
ner and going north on Church street,
at the corner of Hampton and Church
is T:Tiple Sinai, the Jewish Syna?
gogue, wMch has recently been re?
modelled and "nlarged at a cost of
With these more Important struc?
tures glsnced at in passing, the visi?
tor Is taken back into the business
stctlon of the city to view the nu?
merous store*, all of them with at?
tractive fronts of pressed brick, and,
emblnsd, rssriesntlng an outlaj of j
tio.ooi to |ito,otff, rive of tht ?
stv res ?\r ? <n L5b?vty kiu i neu
^.rw-r street ind nr* put up by the
?ste Is (f Herges Harb) u;? I b) aft,
H. J. Harby. Five more stores are
erected, now practically completed,
on the east side of Main street be?
tween the Hotel Sumter and the
postoff.ee. Three of these were put
up by Mr. J. K. Cross we 11 and two
by the Real Estate Holding Com pa'.y
Just opposite is the McCallum Realty
Company office and the office of Wal?
lace and Moses building which was
erected within the year by the Mc?
Callum Realty Company and just
next to their office is a store, Just com?
pleted, also erected by them. Op?
posite on Main street E. W. A. and
Willie Rultman have broken ground
for another two story store, but which
Is yet in its initial stage. Coming
back to Liberty street one store has
been erected by Perry Moses, Jr., and
associates and ground has been
broken for another. Improvements
representing an outlay of $1,000 were
also made on the Pierson stores oc?
cupied by the Cash Dry Ooods Com?
pany and 11? arou s Pharmacy, big
plate glass windows being put In and
other Improvements made.
A little farther **J the New York
Hnkery have established their plant
on Hampton avenue near Harvln
street at a cost of $4.000 and have
tuken possession of it wlth.n II a
ysajT, A litt' farther on down the
South Carolina Western station Is on
the corner of Hampton avenue and
Oresg street, a building completed
within the past month at n cost of
probably $4,000. Off In the outskirts
Of the city The Sumter Gas Plant has
awarded a contract for Improve?
ments estimated to cost slightly over
||,?00 without Counting In tho ma
I hinery and gas and ether tanks
which make Ihe total cost amount up
to nearly $10,000, The Sumter Light?
ng Company has also spent largely
in improvements during the year.
They have remodelled the greater
part of the plant and built an office
?S up to date In app-aranee and
equipment as any anywhere in the
Again coming back lo tio- busl
nem Section and taking up those
buildings not already mentioned. W.
A. Thompson's work on st?r? s on
Liberty street v-ui be quite an ed?
dltlon and Improvement when com?
pleted The building occupied by Ihe
Wltherspoon Hroi s>. Factory, Jusl
completed, and arse ted by C, Q
Rowland, ? number of warehouses
In the rear of Ihe I a run rs l.ink an I
Trust Company, three ol which u<re
built b] H, Si Harby and tuo by Mi.
Rowland, and i number of small res?
taurants and shops on Harvln street
.ml the giloy along b) the Urs station
should be noticed as recent acqui?
sitions to the number ?t building! in
the city. There uu- three stores, not
mentioned heretofore, which are now
Hearing completion which COSt the
builders something like f iy.000. These
stores are all in < n?- tWO-Story build?
ing arid are being built by Messrs
Manning, Rowland, .-bore and Wil?
son. They are now Hearing comple?
tion and will probably, when com?
pleted, be the three handsomest
stor?? in town. They are on Oald
well street and will be occupied by
the Southern Express Company, the
Central Carolina Dry Goods Com?
pany and some other business enter?
prise. One more building erected for
u special purpose was Graham's
Stuhles which were completed tills
you- at a cost of $3,000. This build?
ing Is on Hampton avenue facing
Having gone over the list of semi
public structures and business houses
a few of the larger and more costly
residences which have been complet?
ed this year will also be mentioned.
Among these, perhaps the largest and
mos" imposing, is the residence built
b> Mr. D. C. Shaw on the corner of
R-oad and Church streets. This
residence was completed in the spring
and cost $16,000, Mr. Robert Bhelor
hits Just completed a residence on
Calhoun street, brick veneered and
modern In all details, at an estimated
cost of $10,000. On Hampton and
Harby avenues, Just opposite from
ei.ch OfbgTi Dr. E. 8. Booth has erect?
ed a handsome residence at a cost of
$10,000, while Dr. H. M. Stuckey's
residence cost between $8,000 and
$?.',000. Roth are brick veneered
buildings and completed with all
modern equipment and conveniences,
On the corner of Rroad and Salem,
Mr. W. B, Boyle, has just completed
another handsome modern home at
a cost of $8,600. Next to this is the
residence of Mr. W. C. Boyle, now in
course of construction, a smaller
frame building, which will cost ap?
proximately $2,600. On Calhoun
street Mr. F. M. Spann 1* now com?
pleting a fine frame building at a cost
of $?,000 and Just opposite Mr. I* W.
Jenkins enlarged and remodelled an
old building at a cost of $2,000. On
Liberty street Mr. C. L. Tisdale has
built during the year a nine room
frame building at a cost of $5,000.
Another building which was begun
only a few weeks ago is a residence
for Mr. E. D. Witherspoon on War?
ren street. This building will cost In
f neighborhood of $7.00? and w*n
(<?? .i large 10 room trams iu ictui ?
an< Ll sf 1 uns recently completed
Is that of Mr. I*, c Manning on Nor
Main street a building on the bunga
low style and different from any other
in he city. This building presents
quite an attractive appearance ant
was completed at an estimated coBt
of $3,600. Mr. C. Stewart Mason is
now building a residence on Church
street at a cost of about $5,000 and
Mr. J. M. Harby completed one dur?
ing the past summer on the same
street at the same estimated cost.
Resides these residences Mr. J. L.
McCallmum has built three residences
on Calhoun street and one on Oak?
land avenue at a cost of $11.000 and
is building one on Oakland avenue
costing around $1,600. Mr. E. W.
McCallum is building a residence on
the corner of Rroad ar.d Corbett at
a cost of $2,000 and has constructed
four on Rurdy Street costing $760
each and two on Salem avenue cost?
ing $5*00 each. Residences are be?
ing built or have Just been completed
on Calhoun street by Mr. John S.
Ruck and Dr. E. Mood Smith, and on
Hampton avenue by Mr. Joseph Ralm
er at costs ranging from $2,000 to
$2,"5r The McCallum Realty Com?
pany has spent in erecting houses on
Cheetunt street and South Main street
and in Improvements on another
house, making six in all, five of them
new residences, $f?,3a0 Mr. M. R.
Rarhnm has repaired damage on his
home on Hampton avenue at a cost of
$600 and Mr. T. W. McCollum invest?
ed around $1,200 In remodelling his
residence on Washington street. The
Nurses' Home on Bumter street was
moved and repaired at a cost of ap?
proximately $2.000. Mr. Arthur
Wilder moved three buildings from
Hampton avenue to Lev! street and
remodelled them at a cost of $1,000
each, converting them Into nice look?
ing houses. The Schwartz houses on
South Bumter street are being re*
moved back from the street and re?
modelled at a COSt of $1,000 each and
put In \?ry presentable condition.
ilesldei these business houses ami
residences there are probably some
more which have been omitted, but a
list this long gives 'he reader some
Ides of tin- comprehensive building
boom ami how groat the extent of the
Improvements, in so fa:- as buildings
hre concorened, and how rapid the
?Towth of the city, Then, besides,
these buildings, which sre being con
itructed and which have recently
been completed, there are numerous
oth'-r building projects now nn foot
which will hear fruit in ihe ?hupe of
new buildings in varloul parts of the
illy in On near future, Hurlng the
p ur on< enterprise f as been formed
for the erection of buildings in the
t Ity, the Real Estate Holding ? Jom
pany, with a capital .stock of $50,000,
Thli c< mpany has already built lev
era! stores in the business section of
the city and contemplates the erec?
tion of others In the near future.
a summary of the construction
work In the city thus allows $066,
960 worth of work going on at some
time during the year, if not at pres?
ent in course of progress. The sum?
mary shows the erection of 17 stores
at an expenditure of $96,50u; two ho?
tels at a cost of $1120.000; two banks
costing $100,000; two churches at an
outlay of $71,000; 40 residences cost?
ing $127,000; one office building cost?
ing $0,000; and single enterprises
comprising impr OVCmentS at the gas
plant, the Bumter Lighting Company
plant, erection of South Carolina Wes?
tern station, stables. bakery, shoe
factory and garage, representing an
outlay of $43,000.
SCHRANK ADJUDGED INSANE.
Man Who Shot RooMmelt Sent to
Asylum for Life.
Milwaukee, Wie., Nov. 22.?John
Schrank w ho shot and wounded Theo?
dore Roosevelt on the nlgbt of Oc?
tober 14 in Milwaukee, is .asane and
was late this afternoon committed by
Municipal Judge A. C. Backus to the
northern hospital for the iDsane,
near oahkosh. until cured.
Before being led back to jail to
await preparations for the trip to ths
asylum, Schrank said:
"I had expected they would find
me Insane because It was in the pa?
pers two days ugo. I want to say
now that I am sane and knew what I
was doing all the tlmo. 1 am not a
lunatic and never was one. I was
called upon to do i. duty and have
done it. The commission has sworn
away my life. Each member went
upon the stand and s-iid I was incur?
ably Insane. They car. lury me alive
if they see fit. I don't care what
Commitment was pronounced fol?
lowing the presentation of an exhaus?
tive report by a committee of five
alienist in which the defendant was
unanimously adjudged insane, and
following the introduction of prlma
facie evidence of several witnesses.
Questioned as to whether the de?
fendant had anything; to offer, Attor?
ney James O. Flarrders, following a
whispered conversation with Schrank,
informed the court that the defense
had nothing to say.
District Attorney Zimbel submitted a
' - ml?< r of questions bearing upon
n.vil rvi terms to ?? i ?.lienist. all Ol
which brought forth sli Mar replica,
he i ibstaw b? Ing that Behrui .> was
m . . . , I
all of the physicians agreed that It
was doubtful if the disease could be
Failure in effecting a cure of
Schrank's mental disorder means he
will spend the rest of his life in the
asylum to which he had been ordered
committed. Schrank probably will be
taken to the asylum Monday next, ac?
cording to Sheriff W. A. Arnold.
LOOKING FOl'R YEARS AHEAD.
Suvannah, Ga. November 22.?Be?
lieving that the Democratic party
should now prepare for the tight
which will come in 1016, William F.
MeCombs, chairman of the nation?
al Democratic committee, this morn?
ing stated that the office In New
York would be made permanent, and
Offices will be opened in Washington
In a short time.
"On my way North about Monday
1 am going to stop over In Washing?
ton and make the plans for the open?
ing of the office there," he said, "at
that time I will also take up the de?
tail o e Inaugural parade, of which
I. as chairman, will bo one of the di?
Mr. MeCombs, In explaining his rea?
son for planning to open permanent
Offices for the national committee at
Washington and maintaining perma?
nent offices at New York, said:
" With offices in these cities, the
committee will be an active factor in
the party and will at all times be at
work. There is a great deal of work
that can be cone by it in the next
four years and with this committee
ban! at work keeping in touch with
the affairs of the country, I see no
reason why the Democratic party
should not remain in power for twenty
years. In my opinion it Is impos?
sible for a party or a committee to
pick up tli*- tangled skein <?f po?
litical affairs two or three months be?
fore a campaign and do efficient
Mr MeCombs left tonight for At
la n1 a
r-^twj irmrnr race*?**. ?1III.WI
Geo. H. Hurst,
UKvKRTAJiKit AVD l-TsCRAIiMICR.
l*r?M,pt attest*** to sbtjr sr night
AT OL? J, l> tr&AfU STAND. 202 V
liana W w**et.
Day riione ?ttt ft. Igtet Phone 201.
GET HOTTER TRAIN S<X>\.
South Carolina \S? i n Kalluay Will
Put on Train for PaMseiujers Oulj
Probably within Next Pew Days.
A representative of the South Car?
olina Western Railway. in talking
with an Hum reporter Saturday morn?
ing, stated that the mixed train now
being operated over the road would j
noon bo discorded for a regular pas?
senger and a regular freight train.
He said that this would be done as
soon as the work of getting things
along the line settled had been ac?
complished, and the road had been
formally accepted by the directors.
Several cars of lumber and other
bulk freight have been hauled in
over the South Carolina Western;
H ttoa has been coming in over the
new line for some time.
* POOTBAUj Foil THE 20T1I. ?
? _ ?
* After much ?'iioJt tim eom- ?
? uititee appointed by the Cliam- *
* ber of OoBUgsfifCe lia?s MNCured ?
* a game of football for the 2tftli *
? between the Darlington and *
? Sum lor High Schorl teams. ?
Continuous Application Brings Results.
Make the Effort if you Would Reach the Goal.
An account with a Strog, Conservative
Bank is an anchor to windward.
The Farmers' Bank & Trusft
For horses, mules, wagons, buggies, surries, harness, etc. coll on ue and
get prices. Terms and prices right. Agent for the Rock Hill buggy. A
full line of Moline plow implements, consisting of one-horse, two sises of
two horse sb.el turn plows (Blue Bird), middle bursters, harrows, groin
drills, cotton and corn planters, pea hullers, etc.
Have you seen the 1913 Fords? Take a look at it. Reduction in price,
but better in quality. Touring cars, $600; roadster, $525.00, F. O. B. De?
troit. We will have a large and complete line of Ford ports in stock in a
few days, so that you can get any Ford part from us.
D. C. SHAW CO.
10-12 & 14 Sunitcr St.
Ju^l So It's Hardware?
We ? lave it.
Specialties for the Housekeeper.
TEETH AND MONEY.
Money spent on teeth is a gsod
investment and one that give* you
Money the Medium of Rzchange. .
is only good bo far as It gives us
the things which contribute to our
health, comfort and happiness.
When Spent on the Teeth It brings
V? all Three of the AXwve.
The Sumter Dental Parlors are de?
voting their life work to the cars of
the teeth, let them look your mouth
Sumter Dental Parlors,
DR. C. H. COURTNEY, Prop.
OVER MRS. ATKINSON'S MTLUTN FRY STORK.
WHEN IN NEED OF A GOOD WORK
EASY. HONEST AND WELL MADE, i
Ask For the
Witherspoon Bros. Shoe Mfg. Co.
SUMTER, S. C.
Sold by all RESPONSIBLE merchants.
Buy them and cut your Shoe bill 25 per cent.