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ITRsT N hill IN 111 ILIUM;.
luninr s New 9100,004; Hotel Now In
Operation and Traveling Mc?a May
Jso Longer t.rumbh ? Modern
Ntrwoture. Km-tnl at Comer of
Main ami Rartlette Street* 1m Bis;
Addition to City?Hotel Manage
it, Building. Equipment, Etc.
Stnater'a new $100,000 hotel open
od Its doors to the public Thursday
afternoon. The Oame Cock City now
need no longer be ashamed for Its lack
of hotel facilities.
The news of the opening of the
Ckaremont Hotel will be of great In?
terest to the people of Bumter and
will ooose as a surprise to many of
them who had not expected it to open
?or several days yet The opening
of the new hotel will also be welcome
news to traveling men throughout the
State who have to make Sumter on
their rounds and who have for a
number of years In the past grumbled
at the condition of the old Hotel Sam
ter. The first guests of the Clarerm nt
O in Thursday In time for dinner
d later In the afternoon the hotel
opened up to the general public.
Thirty-eight persons, mostly traveling
salesmen, spent the night in the
building and reported it to be a good
place to sleep.
Bumters new hotelry. the Clare
mont Hotel, atands at the corner of
Hartlette and Main streets, facing on
the former street It is a plain, sub?
stantial building, four stories high
and sufficiently large enough to ac?
commodate the greater part of the
traveling men stopping In the city ov
> sr day or night. There are seventy
seven guests rooms In the building, all
of the'n arranged and equipped exact?
ly aiik v There are also Ave largo
and conveniently arranged sample
rooms in Hh eastern part of the
ground floor. Toilet rooms adjoin
a the sample rooms. The lobby is
f in the northwestern corner of the
ground floor and is a room 50 by 70
feet In tho souths. ?et corner '.s the
dining room, a apace 32 by 52 feet,
weich has a ca^city for seating sev?
enty-five people. In the fourth corner
?X the ground floor are the kitchen
and pantries On the second, third
aad fourth floors are the bed rooms,
there being a bath room for every
third room. The two rooms on each
side connect with the bath rooms.
There are three bridal chambers, one
on ?auch floor, these being different
from other rooms in that each one of
them has Its own bath and dressing
room. On each floor there is a sun
parlor, conveniently arranged for the
use of guests of the hotel.
The building Is a brick structure
with a lasse of granite. It is con
' structed in the shape of the letter II
in order that all of the rooms above
the ground floor may be opened to the
outside. The cost of the furnished
building la given at $105,000. Um
Wise Orantte Company of Richmond.
Va. being the. owners.
The ground floor of the dining
r...-m and lobby .s g| Hit, | u p. ?? being
uaed as covering for the floor of the
dining room. The bed rooms, parlors
and corridors of the other three
floors are also neatly carpeted,
curtained and otherwise suitably
finished off The b? d rooms are fitted
out with brass beds, mahogany furni?
ture, porcelain lavatories, all of the
rooms being providt-d with the sann
kind of furnishings. Kach room Is
also provided with gas and eh ? trie
flxtnr*>s and telephones, with he al and
bong distance connections. On each
floor an apparatus has been placed
at the center of eu< h corridor for
hsbting Are. in case one breaks out
In the building The fire escapes ate
situated at the southern ends of the
rr dor* Through the center of the
f building Is the elevator shaft, where
an electric elevator Is Installed for the
convenience of guests.
The head of the Wise Granite. Com?
pany. Mr I*. I'lfH-hal, arrived In the
city Thursday from Richmond to St
present at the opening of the hotel.
? He Spent the night there and was
kept busy Friday with matters ton?
ne? tej a it ?i the opi nlng He leases
Friday night for Rb hmond. and it It
probable that he will not return to
Humter at anv time In the near fu?
ture unless something uafoSSSSS hap
f pens to the hotel.
Mr. C t Whltted the manager
of Ihe hotel. He comes I.? SunitiT
with several years hotel experience,
having been manager of ? hotel a!
Weldon. N Ci for BOOSS ligat Thll
hotel he will coidinue to manage Si
The office for? e, of the Ctttremonl
roriMtsfM of M. - r-* S Luvnidi'-.
who i omes here from Nashville,
Tenn . and Maurice Cox of Durham.
N. C. Mr. ''ox has not yet arrived,
but is SjBfSited here Saturday. Mr
H. M. Swarm, formerly of Charlotte,
is Stewart and looks after the feeding
of the visitors. A force of waiters,
cooks, bell boys, etc., has been secur?
ed, and seemingly everything is pre?
pared to run along smoothly. At
present there is a sense of newness
about the building and a strong smell
of fresh paint, but otherwise things
are going along, as if the hotel had
been in operation for a number of
weeks, Instead of having just been
The opening was by no means a for?
mal event Although a number of
?uests registered for dinner Thursday,
it was not decided until In the after
non to open up the building to the
public for the night There were 38
guests to spend the first night after
the hotel had opened and Friday a
great many others registered at the
hotel. From Indications it can be
judged that the hotel will immediately
receive a fine patronage and will be
kept well filled with guests.
The news stand and cigar stand
opened up Friday with Mr. Henry
Brinkley hn charge. This feature is
run by Mr. J. E. King of this city and
Mr. W. H. Strange has opened up a
barber shop in the building.
Mr. Louis A. Bland of Cleveland,
Ohio was the first person to register
at the new hotel, after it had opened,
while Mr. Thomas (). Lawton, of Sa?
vannah. Oa., came in second. Others
who spent the night at the hotel were!
W. H. Goodlet Greenville; W. F.
Sheets, Knoxville, Tenn.; J. A. Mc
Gahee, Atlanta; J. A. Coleman, Oa.;
F. Zabrlakle, New York City; J. F.
Bates and wife, Cincinnati; J. E. Cole
bough, Columbia; Jno. O. Kain, Co?
lumbia; Lee Paschal, lllchrnond; W.
L. Fowlkes, .South Boston, Va; H. Mal
many, Coutclandt, X. Y.;\V. M. Sha*\
S. C.; J. A. Attmeyer, Cincinnati; G.
L. McBiven, Atlanta; B. C. Blackman.
8. C; J. H. Lawton, Savannah; C. E.
Shaw. Florence; K. W. Blanton. Cin?
cinnati; A. H. French, Charleston;
E. W. Smith. Jacksonville; G.W.Uoss,
X. Y.; E. H. Bowman, Cincinnati; J.
Quigler, Lanes; H. G. Mcllwin, Co?
lumbia; \V. J. Stub! s, Kingstree; J. L.
Goode, X. Y.; M. Adkinson, Kentucky;
E. Frye, Washington, D. C; M. D.
Tindal. X. C; II. K. Overton, X. Y.;
A. Sternberger, Va.; E. K. Booker,
Farmers, Va; W. E. Saunders, Balti?
more; H. E. Kinner, Fla.
The iy*Ht Cough Medicine.
MI have uoed Chamberlain's Cough
lltiedy every since I have been keep?
ing house," says L. C. Harne?, of Mar
bury, Ala. "I consider it one of the
best remedies I ever used. My children
have all taken it and it works like a
charm. For colds and whooping cough
it is excellent ' For sale by all deal
Heal Ks tat?* Transfers.
Susan Peters to Hattle Stuckey, lot
on Bartlette street $1.000.
Alma D. Df Medieis, et gl., to
Charles B. Suiter, Interest in lot on
Sumter street $750.
T. B. Kennedy and It. J. Kennedy,
to Douglas China, lot on Liberty St.,
Kdith Brogdon to Agnes Perry, In?
terest in tract of in acres; also trftCl
of 14.4 acree. $1.840.
11. 1, Harby to Marion W. CatO,
26 acre tract. 9sSl.fi
W. T. Andrews, trustee, to Sarah
Frlerwon, interest in tract of 17 ac res
in Concord township, $2 1.20.
* \V S Bkelton, ? merchant .,: Stan?
ley. Ind.. says ho would not take
* l to 06 for t he relief i i n*le bos of
Foley Kidney Pills cave htm. ' i bad
a severe attack of kidney trouble with
?harp pains through my back and
OOUld hardlv straighten wp. A single
boa ,,f Pole] Kidney Pills entlrel)
relieved me." Mbert's Drag store.?
Marriage LtCCSSM Ite**ord.
Robert Jackson, of Dalnell, ami El?
len U Martin. of Wedge field, colored,
secured a marriage license Friday
mot nine; and were married by the
county clerk of court in his office.
?When Barton Holmes recently
I gs t bis celebrated travelogue on
Panama" at Ore best rs Hall, Chl
cago, he was seriously Interrupted by
continual coughing of the audience
\o one annoys willingly end If people
with coughs, colds, hoarseness and
in kling la throat would use Folej s
Honey A Tar Compound, they could
quickly cure their coughs and colds
and a\oid this annoyance, Blhert's
Drug Store Advt
A force of hands is still at work In
I he Atlantic Coast lane rrelghl yard,
.ind when the work under way is
. ompitted the fur.l will he as good M
anr in the State.
?Conductor S I, Mdhr, Norfolk,
Sehr., on tlonesteel Division of c A
\\ w R) . I 'o. recommends Foley
Kidney I'iils and says: "I have used
Kldne) Pills with very satisfactory re?
sults and endoms their use for any
..rie afflicted with kidney trouble. They
lire all right" Blbert'l l?rug Store.?
DAVIDSON COLLEGE NEWS,
Students Plan to Have Representation
in Inaugural?Junior Speaking
Davidson, N. C, Jan. :;<>.?The
student-body Ii very much Interested
In the plan to have a Davidson repre?
sentative at the Inauguration of (Joy.
Wilson, win. was once a student here.
The faculty at a recent meeting de
elded t<> grant permission to anyone
to attend, provided a sufficient num?
ber go. Partie! In Charlotte are
arranging for special accommodationi
and the friends of Davidson hope that
there will he a good representation
present. The faculty have been as?
sured that the students will have a
prominent place in the parade, along
with the Princeton and Virginia stu?
dent-bodies. More definite plans will
be announced later.
The Junior Oratorical Contest has
been fixed for February 20, 21 and
22, and all Juniors are busy preparing
their speeches. Three speakers are
selected from each literary society to
speak at Commencement for the Ju?
nior orator's medal.
Hasehall interest has been greatly
increased since Cashion, the Washing?
ton star ,has been signed to coach the
pitching staff. He is at present a
student here, leaving March 3rd to
join the Washington team at their
training quarters at Charlottesville,
Va. The warm weather has aided
greatly in getting the pitchers into
condition and with such an able coach
we are expecting a good pitching
A debate with Wake Forest has
been arranged for Easter Monday.
The subject is, Resolved: "That the
Amendment of the Federal Constitu?
tion Should Be Made Easier." The
debate will be held in Winston-Salem,
the Chamber of Commerce of that
city having offered a loving cup to
the winners. Preliminaries to select
Davidson representatives will be
held February 3rd.
Dr. King's New Discovery.
Soothes irritated throat and lungs,
stops chronic and hacking cough, re?
lieves ticking throat, tastes nice. Take
no other; once used, always used.
Buy it at Blbert'S Drug Store.Advt.
lOOOnd Week Jury.
The following were drawn Saturday
to serve on the jury for the second
week of General Sessions Court:
J. C. Stukes,
S. W. Mobley,
T. S. Joye,
W. S. Reynolds,
R. S. Hood.
B. O. Wilder.
M. B. i'arkham,
J. C. Dawkins,
\V. S. Tlsdale,
Prank In gram.
C. A.' Ellerbe,
G. W. Johnson,
R. C. Riehsrdson,
A. D. Owens,
G. F. Epperson,
A. L. Atkinson,
R. H. Dingham,
J. L. Jackson,
T. P, Sanders,
John R. IfcBlveen,
j. J. Whilden,
J. W. Scarborough,
I). W. Hopkins.
J. Haskell Broadway,
O. H. Folley,
B. < ?. Hradwcll,
W. D. White,
j. P. Brunson,
A. E. Aycock,
A TV Vinson,
C. F. Atkinson,
t. B, Brunson.
w. B. Ellerbe,
B. P, Myers
No Need to Stop Work.
When the doctor orders you to Stop
work it Staggers you. I can't, you say.
Von know you are weak, run down
and falling In health day by day. but
you must work as long as you can
stand, what you need is Blectrlc Hit -
terS to give tone, strength and vigor
to your system, to prevent break down
and build you up. Don't be weak,
sickly or ailing when Blectrlc Bitters
will benefit you from the first dose.
Thousands bless them for their glor
ions health and strength. Try them.
Every bottle is guaranteed to satisfy.
Only r.Oc at Blbert'a Drug Store.?
The Bumter Brick Works la one of
the Sunder enterprises exhibiting :?t
the Arcade In Columbia, it having fur?
nished something for the Bumter ex
hil it. This firm has secured one very
large order through its exhibit, from
a Columbia contractor and has prat
tbally secured another order Still
larger than the first, other exhibit?
ors have also reaped benefits from
the advertisement <?f their products,
< dd ace as it comes In the orderly
process of nature Is a beautiful and
majestic thing It atnnds for exper?
ience, knowledge, wisdom, counsel
Thai Is old age as it should be, but
old age us it often is menus poor di
r, t m, torpid bowels, a sluggish liver
and general feeling of ill health, de?
spondent > und misery. This In al?
most every Instance is wholly unneces?
sary One of Chamberlain's Tablets
taken Immediate)} after upper will
Improve the digestion, tone up the liv?
er and regulate the bowels That feel?
ing of despondency will give way to
,>n< "i hope and good cheer. Por sale
by ail dealers. ? Advt.
RECORDS IN PRIZE CONTEST.
Crops Raised and Fertiliser Used In
<' * I > National Dank Pour-Aare Con?
The records In the City National
Hank's four-acre prize contest have
been given out by Mr. J. Frank Wil?
liams, who acted as judge in the con?
test. The records will prove of great
interest to those who joined in the
contest last year and expect to take
part, in it again this year, as well as to
all farmers in general.
Mr. T. S. Du Hose, Jr., of Oswego,
won the prize of $100 for the greatest
yield on four acres, while the prize
for the greatest net profit made went
to Mr. S. J. White, who lives several
miles south of Sumter. Similar prizes
have been offered by the bank in a
contest for the year 1913.
The following are records made in
the City National Bank diversification
contest and kind and qunatity of fer- j
tilizer used: I
T. S. DuBose, Oswego, made 2,330
pounds seed cotton. Fertilizer used:
200 pounds cotton seed meal; 200 lbs.
S-3-3, 200 pounds acid, 90 pounds
kainit and 200 pounds nitrate of soda.
He made 8,884 pounds slip shucked
corn on 27-28 of an acre. Fertilizer !
used, cotton seed meal 760 pounds;
kainit 760 pounds; and nitrate of soda
He made 126 1-2 barrels of sweet
potatoes. Fertilizer used 400 pounds
cotton seed meal; 200 pounds 8-3-3; j
400 pounds kainit, 200 pounds acid, i
stable manure 1 load, and 200 pounds ,
11?- made 13 17-30 bushels peas and
290 2 pounds of cured hay. Fertilizer '
used 200 pounds 8-3-3 and 200 pounds
Mr. J. S. White made 6,822 pounds j
of slip shucked corn. Fertilizer used
1,100 pounds of cotton seed meal; 400
pounds acid; 400 pounds of kainit;
400 pounds of top dresser and 582
pounds of nitrate of soda
He made 2,631 pounds of seed cot?
ton. Fertilizer used, acid 200 pounds;
kainit 200 pounds; 8-3-3 600 pounds;
top dresser 4 00 pounds and stable ma?
nure 8 loads.
He made 239 7-12 barrels of po?
tatoes. Cotton seed meal 1600 pounds;
kainit 800 pounds, and acid 890
He made 10 1-2 bushels of peas and
4932 pounds of hay. Fertiliser used,
acid 400 pound3 and top dresser 4<"i
Mr. J. W. O'Dow made 2,229 pounds
of seed cotton. Fertilizer used 200
pounds acid phosphate; 50 pounds
potash; 200 pounds meal and loo
po inds nitrate of soda.
He made 83 3-4 bushels of corn.
Fertiliser used, acid 400 pounds; pot?
ash 100 pounds; meal 4 00 pounds and
nil rate of soda 4 00 pounds.
He made 6,350 pounds of peuvine
hay. Fertilizer used 200 pounds mix?
He made 356 bushels of sweet
potatoes Fertilizer used, acid 300
pounds; meal 300 pounds; potash 200
pounds and 15 loads of stable manure.
Mr. J. J. Hatfleld made 2.102 pounds
of staple seed cotton and which sold
for 16 1-2 cents per pound. Fertilizer
used 2oo pounds phosphate; loo
pounds cotton seed meal; loo pounds
potash; 400 pounds X-:5-3 and 100
pounds nitrate of soda.
He made 4,620 pounds of slip shuck?
ed corn on 4-:, of an acre. Fertiliser
used amounted to $14.90.
He made 73 barrels of potatoes
Fertiliser used 600 pounds 8-3-3, ami
400 pounds kalPU. He made 5,t?.s
pounds of hay. Fertiliser used 4oa
pounds acid phosphate and 200
pounds of kainit.
Mr. m. H. Heek made l'.iis pounds
of seed cotton. Fertiliser used B00
pounds of Qermofert; 5<m? cotton seed
meal; 700 kainit; 200 pounds nitrate
of soda and 100 pounds of potash and
1 2 loads of lot manure.
He made sJ 1-2 bushels of corn.
Fertiliser used B0 bushels cotton seed;
100 pounds kainit; 400 pounds cot?
ton seed meal; loo pounds of Qerm?
ofert; 400 pounds of'nitrate soda and
12 loads of lot manure.
He made 4B6 bushels of potatoes.
Fertiliser used cotton seed B0 hush
els; Qermofert 600 pounds; muriate of
potash 100 pounds and lot manure l
He made 6.B42 of cured peavlne hay
at two cuttings. Fertiliser used 600
pounds Qermofert; 100 nitrate of so?
da; second planting same acre, 10
loads stable manure. Fertiliser used,
ten loads lot manure,
i < To he cunt inued. ?
Ire "N on a < old Sufferer?
'l ike Dr, King's New Discovery. The
best cough, cold, Ihronl and lung
medicine made Money refunded it it
tails to cute you. Do n<U hesitate?
take it at out risk. Flrsl ddse helps.
.1 It, Wells, Floydada, Texas, writes:
"Dr. King's New Discovery cured my
terrible cough und cold. 1 gained 1 ?"?
pounds, ' Buy it at Slbert'i Drug Store.
Practical Thoughts for Practical
(Conducted by E. W. Dabbs, Pres?
ident S. C Farmers Union.)
Some Random Thoughts.
Last week the State Union, after
careful consideration, endorsed the
Stat* Warehouse bill as reported from
the committee appointed at the an?
nual meeting in July. Hon. Don. Mc?
Queen, of Marlboro; L. J. Browning,
of Union, and J. H. Claffey, of Or?
angeburg, were added to the commit?
tee to secure its perfection and pas?
a a a
At Florence on Tuesday the County
Union had a good meeting. Better
marketing of tobacco and farm crops
were the principal subjects discussed.
P. If. Corner, of the Producers To?
bacco Company of Danville, Va., ex?
plained their system of handling to?
bacco. J. If. Brogdon of Bumter ex?
plained the plans and working of the
Union Brokerage Company.
Recommendations to the numbers
and farmers not to plant over 12 acres
of cotton to the plow, to urge the leg?
islature to enact the Farmers' Union
warehouse bill, the Torrens land regis?
tration system and to use the Chol?
era service, burn or bury .ill dead
animals, and remove all restrictions
as to killing buzzards were discussed
and adopted. The secretary was in?
structed to communicate these rec
ommendations to the members from
I Florence county, and to give them to
The hospitality of the Florence lo?
cal union was h?arty and bountiful.
Every one seemed to enjoy the day.
Bro. Brogdon from Sumter, Bro.
Comer from Danville and the writer
, were the only invited guests.
A short visit to the Statt industrial
school would require a separate letter
j to do justice to what Mr. and Mrs
j Holmes are doing to make good
citizens out of wayward boys There
are some 85 present now. More room
is needed to better provide for them
ments. Some of the graduates are
and to extend the trade's depart
doing credit to themselves and the
state that has provided this necessary
school in the educational system.
E. W. D.
Reception for Bride.
Friday afternoon Mrs. U. C. Rich?
ardson and daughters gave a most de?
lightful reception in honor of Mrs.
Henry B. Richardaon, the ( harming
bride of Mrs. Richardson's son. De?
spite the Inclement weather a large
number of guests called during the af?
ternoon to make the acquaintance of
the guest of honor.
The parlors anil hall were tastefully
decorated in pink and green. The
guests wire met at the door by Miss
RichardBon, who with Mrs. Richard
ion and Mrs. R. I. Manning, composed
the receiving line. Miss Emma Baker
and Mrs. Agnes Bogfn served punch
in the hall and dining room and Miss
Annie Richardson hail charge of the
dining room and served refreshments
to the guests.
The affair was a most enjoyable one
and was largely attended.
Trains Delayed bj Breakdown.
Train No. 53 over the Atantic Coast
Line wa.s delayed more than an hour
Friday night by a breakdown of the
engine between Columbia and Sumter
and Saturday morning No. ."1 was two
hours late on account of a mishap to
Saturday morning the Bteel tire for
the driving wheel became loosened
near Bastover and another engine had
to be set t out from Columbia to take
the train on to Florence. When the
tlrst engin ? was detached from the
train the Bteel rim of the driving
wheel fell i ff, showing how loose it
had become and how near the train
came to having a serious wreck.
Miss Gertrude Knight's dancing
school is an attraction for many of the
young people of the town on Friday
afternoons Quite a number are
learning to dance an i others attend
simply for the pleasure of dancing
?F. E Walling, a farmer living near
Vukon, Mo . strongl) recomrr ids Fo?
ley's Hone> & Tar Con. d and
says: "I have been advised by m>
family doctor to use Foley's Honej ?
Tar Compound for my children when
there was a cough medic tie needed It
always gives the best ol satisfaction
and l recommend it to others"
Sibert'a Dr ue, Store. -Advt.