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-THE SUMTER DRY GOODS COMPANY-[
Through consideration for their patrons who were prevented on account of bad
weather from attending the last BIG WHITE SALE, have decided to conduct an?
other Similar Sale on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29th, 30th and
31st of next week. This is sure to be an occasion of even greater interest to the
ladies, as many later arrivals will be added to the display, including a beautiful line
of iainty Muslin Underwear, all fresh and crisp, direct from the manufacturer to us.
We wish to thank the vast number of ladies who attended our last sale; also to apologize for their having to wait dur
ing the rush hours. Just feel assured that we will reach you as promptly as possible should you be at the sale next week
The Sumter Dry Goods Company
ffc StUttj^tan vsHs Scntbron
Mrs. U Atkinson, purchaser for
the Ladles' Shop, hae tone to New
Tort to select goods for the store,
?he will bo away ten days or two
Mr. and Mrs. Emreed Dargan Cole
and children leave tonight for Car
teravtite, Oa.. to spend two weeks as
Ike guests of Mr. end Mrs. Q. H. Otl
Mr. Folder Smith, of Leesvllle, 8. C.
la spending a few days with relatives
In the city.
Mr. U. B. Bethen and family will
saovs to Sumter from McCall. 8. C.
In the next few daye. Mr. Bethea
will aesume charge of of the Swift
tt Co. ginnery and will buy seed and
otherwise havs charge of tbe Swift
Break your Cold or LaOrtppe with
a fear donee of ???.?Advt.
A license to marry was issued to
st?bert Bralleford, Pinewood, and
Martha Qlover, Remlnl.
Rub My-Tlsm?Antiseptic, relieves
rheu atUm, sprains, neuralgia, etc.
FAJtALYTED WHILE STEALING.
stob Council Has Stroke of Paralysis
While Engaged In Removing Corn
From Mr. Parker's Barn.
Bob Council, an old negro of well
known reputation for depriving others
Of their rightful possessions without
due p roc em of law, on last Monday
night suffered for his numerous mis?
demeanors in a most unusual way.
Moot people do not get such sure
punishment for their wrong-doings, as
did old Bob.
On Tvtoday morning when one of
Mr. B. W. Parker's hands came to
work he found a negro lying on the
ground just outside the lot gate. The
negro called Mr. Parker, who callei
the rural policeman to investigate.
The investigation showed that Bob
had had a stroke of paralysis just
outside of Mr. Parker's lot gate at
sometime during the night and was
In a very critical condition. A short
d'etanee away were two sacks filled
up with corn and In Bob's possession
waa a big bunch of keys, severul of
wrtich had been filed down and one
of which ntted the barn lock quite
Bob was taken home and contin?
ued in a criticul condition until last
night, when he passed awuy to answer
to other powers for his misdeeds. In
the meantime, however, nearly two
days after the negro wan found lying
In front of the lot t?te, Bob's rnut
and wagon was found out in tVIV
woods about half a mite off from Mr.
Parker's residence, where It had evi?
dently been left by the negro when
he went on his last raid on other pen.
pie's property. The mule was nearly
starved for lack of water and food
and was glad to be released and fed
Real Estate Transfere.
Samuel D. Mefcllveen to Itobert II.
Gamble. 573.25 acres in Mayesvllle
township. $5 and other considerations.
Winnie A. Weathers to W. G. Hei?
ser, et al.. lot on Calhoun street. $1,
000 and other consideration*.
Janls S. Foxworth to Mary Louise
Wltherspoon, lot In town of Mayes
John Waltos to 8 M. Pierson, his
Interest In 7 acres in county. $10.
O. H. Folley to E. Murr Hall, lot
pn Colhoua street, 9109,
ARREST NEGRO THIEVES.
Arthur Burgess and his wife. Leath?
er Burgess, were arrested Monday af?
ternoon by Policemen Owens and
Ward on suspicion of being undesir?
able characters and a search o. their
premises revealed a big stock of goods
which had evidently been stolen by
the two negroes. There were over?
coats, suits of clothing, shoes, dress?
es and numerous other articles, some
of which have betn identified, while
others are still in possession of the
police awaiting identification. Much
of the goods had been stolon in Bish
opvllle, while other articles were Iden
tlled by Mr. E. T. McCollum of Me
Collum Bros, store. Articles from
Shaw's, Stafford's, Slessenger's and
the Heath-Morrow Company of Bish
opvllle were identified by men from
those stores who came here today to
look at the stuff.
The negroes were arrested in M.
Qren'a store and their house on Crier
street was visited this morning and
the articles recovered. A third party
said to belong to the gang managed to
make his escape this morning.
The negroes, were tried this morn?
ing by Recorder Harby on four sep?
arate charges of petty larceny, the
charges being made by McCollum
Broa on the Identification of various
articles from their store, and a sen?
tence of $25 or 30 days on each
charge was given each defendant in
Other cases disposed of In court
Reynolds Johnson, public cursing,
$10 bond forfeited.
Charlie Curtis, violation of speed
ordinance on motorcycle, $10 bond
Arthur Burgess, the negro who
was tried yesterday and sentenced on
four charges of petty larceny, was up
again in the police court today on
more charges, one for petty larceny
and the other for receiving stolen
goods. The charges were made on
property which was identified. He
was given sentence of $25 or 30 days
on each charge. In addition to these
cases a suspended sentence had been
loft over the negro on the charge of
disorderly conduct and carrying a
razor which was also put into execu?
tion. This gives Burgess 210 days
to serve on the gang, while his wife.
Leathea Burgess, stays in the county
Jail for 120 days. Will Htyes, the
other negro alleged to have been con?
nected with the stealing made his es?
cape and the police are on the look?
out for him. Chief Sumter totals up
around $350 worth of goods which
I were recovered, while, of course,
I there arc a great many things which
have not and probuhly will never be
recovered. At present there are still
a number of articles of clothing in
possession of the police which have
not been Identified,
I Johnnie Wilson, petty larceny, was
given sentence of $15 or 30 days.
Alcolu, Jan. 20.?A marriage or
much interest to their friends here
was that of Miss lluth Martin to W.
T. Collins, which was solemnized at
the Presbyterian manse in Manning
, Tuesday evening at 7 O'clock. The
cermony was performed by the ft IV.
Mr. MeCord and was witnessed by
I only a few friends. The Intentions
' of the young couple had been kept a
secret except to a few intimate
friends, and It came as a distinct sur?
prise to her family and friends gen?
erally. Mr. Collins Is a son of ('apt.
, Forrest Collins, for many years gen?
eral superintendent of the wood and
logging department of the Alderman
Interpol here. Miss Martin |g the
Second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C,
T. Martin, and Is very popular. She
was chief train dispatcher f<?r the
j Alcolu Itallroad company. The young
people left Immediately alter thecer
. emony for parts unknown.
MC ST REMOVE TELEPHONE
Telegraph and Telephone Linos Must
be Moved from Alongside of Public
A recent order issued by the South
Carolina railroad commission requires
til of the telephone and telegraph
companies operating in South Caro?
lina to remove from the public high?
ways all of their poles, wires and
props for poles and wires, in order to
free the public highways from ob?
structions and make the highways
safer for travel. One year is given
by the commission for the telegraph
and telephone companies to make the
^his order was decided upon at a
meeting o.' the Railroad Commission
upon January 3rd and has bejn
promulgated among the telephone and
telegraph companies of the State. In
putting it into effect, it will mean the
expenditure of large sums of money
by the companies in removing the
poles and wires and securing rights
of way for their lines.
?UMTS? COTTON MARKET.
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Corrected Dally by
HARBY & CO.. Cotton Buyers.
Good Middling 17 1-4.
Strict Middling 17 1-8.
Strict Low Middling 10 3-4.
Low Middling 16 1-4.
Corrected Pally by
ERNEST FIELD, Cotton Buyer.
Good Middling 17 1-8.
Strict Middling 17.
Middling 16 7-8.
Strict Low Middling 1G 5-8.
Low Middling 16 1-8.
NEW YORK COTTON MARKET.
Open High Low Close Close
. .17.00 .17 16.95 17.02 16.06
. .17.22 .33 .14 .21 .15
. .17.19 .32 .11 ,19 .12
..16.20 .39 .16 .28 .17
, .16.28 .50 .28 .38 ,||
New York Spots, 17.15.
Another Rig White Stile.
At the Sumter Dry Goods Co. next
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Read tbc big ad. across the page.?
S I'L FERRO SOL DOING MAR?
VELOUS WORK IN SOI Til.
Mineral Solution Which is Spreading
Healing all Through South.
So many remarkable results have
followed the use of Rulferro-Bol in i
the past three years that it has be
Cone accepted as an unfailing rem?
edy in several of the prevalent South-|
Those who have used It for rheu?
matism, Indigestion, blood and skia j
diseases, kidney troubles, or pclla
gra are amazed at the results obtain?
Owing to a peculiar natural com?
pound Of several medicinal mineral
Ingredients Bulferro-8ol reaches the
very seat of t lie above troubles, and
patients express themselves as feel?
ing the effects of Sulferro-Sol all
through their system.
Hundreds of people who had given
up hope and faith in every remedy
and drug have found most wonderful
help in Sulferro-Sol.
Druggists everywhere In the South
report that never before have they
handled a remedy which has ho thor?
oughly won the absolute ronlldenee
of the public. Nothing eould speak
m?>re highly f<?r the merits of Hul
ferro-8ol than the fact that every
j druggist handling it reports Increas
, lug sales every month.
Sulferro-Sol Is sola and recommend?
ed by every Drun^lst In Sumter and
vicinity. Murray Drug Co., State Pix
tributors. , ...
TORRENS REGISTRATION PLAN.
MUST BE EMPLOYED TO MAKE
LAND BANKS EFFECTIVE.
Commissioner Norrie Writes Com
mtestoncr Watson of Need of Land
Registration System?Owners Must
Have Evidence of Title to Land.
(By Joe Sparks.)
Columbia, Jan. 20.?Some evidence
of title in the way of a certificate un?
der the Torrens system, or something
equally effective, will be Indispensable
in the operation of the federal farm
loan act, according to Geo. W. Nor
ris, member of the federal farm loan
The opinion was given in reply to
the following question by Commis?
sioner Watson of the State depart?
ment of agriculture: "Will you ki id?
ly advise by Wire whether your board]
will insist on Torrens titles in States j
having such law or merely require
sound titles when taking of Torrens
title is optional. Our Torrens act i&
complicated and very expensive, and
no title has been registered- under it
since its enactment?"
The general assembly has been ask?
ed to amend the act in several par?
ticulars by Commissioner Watson and
the Central Farmers' Union.
The letter of Commissioner Norris
in part follows: "It will be quite im?
possible for the land banks through J
their attorneys to make examinations j
of the records in each individual case,
and will of course he pretty burden- i
pome on the borrower, in districts j
where abstracts of title are not readi- \
ly obtainable, to have this done on his j
"While we do not wish to assume
the poslton of dictating legislation to
the several States, I feel free, how?
ever, to say that we are united in the
opinion that something of the sort
would prove very helpful to intending
borrowers in your State."
Remember that Monday, January
29th, is the day for "Bought and Paid |
For," at the Ilex. Lend a helping
hand to the blind and suffering sol?
diers by buying a ticket for the pic?
Business Man Praises
Dr. Miles' Heart R jmedy
OUOOOStfUi Merchant After Investigation
Found a Remedy That Re?
stored His Health.
"This is Thanksgiving day In lbs
state of Pennsylvania, ard I want >?>
duv< to a r * t of
it In writing p
letter to you.
On the ' d ??'
<; >; >\ cm ? r,' 10,
1 AW* i I 1 :W0
with Ii c ? v t
t r -? ii b 1 e. V y
cri'i d li A?i hwi
Pectoris, i had
ftom one t<? five
WmP^' hti-.r pn rt of
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\ f r i wr ;?" to l?ie
M'.lfM ICedlcal Co., for :.'.i I f
1 earning my case, and In i \ ly I n ti d
a very kind and Inntruetlvo lost
which I handed to my fa mil > ?? ? ?
and hp told ine to u?w ycv.r lleun-dbi
in Connection with t.i" rnedL-ire? ho
gave me, t>o I did. I used rtv ? b
of pr, Miles' Heart L<> a?dy and ? n
bottl;.-'! of Dr. .Miles' Nervi: \ I f.v.s
confined t<> the house for about four
months. The uctlon of my hear!
noWi and has been normal for the i 1
six months. I can t:wV recom w. I
l^r. Miles' Nervine and h< irt K ? h ?
I to do whal they ore l;i; ? ??:?vt for, ?
used according to dlreef ons. I ?
you kindly for your advi " hi nnsv. ? * ?
my monthly reports, t ; -1 ? i now : 1
seven years of age, have been In tv
mercantile business for i Irtj live
and lived retired for the last thl n
ymra." A. U. IJOLLING*.:!!.
I.in. .<iu. ana
Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy is sold
guaranteed by all druggists, *u
MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind
Another Bin White Bale.
At the Sumter Dry Goods Co. next
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Head the big ad. across the page.?
London, Jan. 24,?The British gov?
ernment has refused permission to the
Hadflelds, limited, to proceed with
work on the contract for shells for
the American navy "so long as the
exigencies of war continue."
Another Big White Sale.
At the Sumter Dry Goods Co. next'
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Read the big ad across the page.?
Mr. James D. Graham today as?
sumed the position as manager of the !
Columbia Tailoring Company store at
this place, 11 North Main street, and!
will be glad to servtl bus friends.
Representative Nunn of York conn- I
ty has introduced a bill to amend 1hC4
code of laws of Bouth Carolina, so as
to provide for the election of city re?
corders by the electors of towns and
Sumter County Cotton Report.
The census report for Sumter coun?
ty of the crop to Jan. 16, 1917,
showed 25,711 pales of cotton gin?
ned compared with 11,283 hales of
the 1915 crop to Jan. 16, 1916.
Mrs. Elizabeth llolman, wife of Dr.
Frank K. Holman, died at 3:30
o'clock this afternoon. The funeral
arrangements have not been made as
the time is dependent upon the arri?
val of out-of-town relatives.
The Sumter Dry Goods Co's White
In ths issue The Sumter Dry Goods
Co. ;;ive notice that owing to the dis?
agreeable weather Which prevented
ma ly from getting to their big White
Bale, they propose repeating the sale
on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
of next week, January 29th, 30th and
31st inst. Read their larger ad and
acquaint yourself with the many good
things which have been added to the
I To The Planters
I of Srnnter County
I We want you to call upon us before you
! buy your Fertilizers this season.
? We can and will save you money.
I Fertilizer materials are higher propor
? tionately than mixed goods,
? It will pay you to talk it over with us be
? fore you buy.J
I HARBY & CO., Inc.,
II SUMTER, S. C.
The National Bank of
$1,119 000.00 LEADERS
Our steady growth tolls the story
- New accounts each day?The largest
bank in this section ol the State.
Safety ?wt. Preparedness all the
time. Your patronage we want.
C. G. ROWLAND, H. L. McC3Y,
Lumber, Lime, Cement
BUILDING MATERIAL GENERAI I ?
\ND FEED OF AU. KINOS
BOOTH & McLEOD,
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