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?he Samter Watchman was fouuded
~?n 1S59 as? the T*-.:e Southron in
'.I860. The ???2tc^ma?i and Southroji
: now has -the combiued circulation and
influence of both of the old papers, and
is Manifestly tbe best advertising
nredium in Sumter.
Tbe New York World continues to
?boom. Last Sunday its circulation
reached 162,505 copies, of 24 pages
-each. It had 93 columns of advertise
ments, and is undoutedly tbe greatest
newspaper in New York.
The "Dolphin," tbe new boat that
Roach bas just finished, and which has
. failed in all her trial-trips took a sea
trip last Thursday which was announced
as satisfactory to tbe Secretary of the
Navy, but later advices are not so en
.conraging for Mr. Roach. Secretary
Whitney is still dissatisfied and wants
another trjal. Poor Mr. Koach.
The "arm cietcn" which we suppose
rj ?s th? new name fox the warm grip upon
the arms of young ladies by the young
men while walking together, was han
dled without gloves by Rev. Sc-m Jones
not long since. He does not say a word
too mach, or make a criteism too s? rere j
upon this habit. If girls wish young !
men to respect them, they must show
tbey deserve respect.
Miss Cleveland, the President's sis
ter, has written a book which will be
given to the public in a few days. Tbe
authoress is one of the fortunate indi
viduals who has achieved renown, not
fceeause she wished for it, hut simply as
-a resort of the faithful work of a well
-~ drained acd highly cultivated mind.
Miss Cleveland's book will be a wonder
ful success.
Mr. J. Gould, while going out to
^^3i?ftO&chjLin._a. sma?Lboat.. ?ne day last
week, came near being run down by a
. -teg in New York Harbor. 'He made a
close sbave and tbe crowd who were
looking on and knew how many millions
were in danger of drowning stood by
in terrified amazement. But the tug
changed her course just in the nick of
time and the great speculator was no-,
Silver mea are trying to get up a di
- version in their favor by pushing a bill
. through Congress authorizing the ?.
"*-|?^S. Treasurer to receive silver bullion on
^^ ^?effcsit, and giviag silver certificates
therer?r at the market price of silver.
'The aati-sTlveKcrowd are having a-ter-"
tibie time over this threatened move,
and have published -columns of proof
that the country will go to the dogs
ouicker than a wink if silver is treated
q this manner.
Mr. Gladstone's resignation which
follows the defeat of his budget in the
Commons has caes ed great lineasi cess in
financial circles. The jingo policy
which would "have carried on a useless
war in Soudan, and precipitated a con
flict in Asia, the conclusion of which
could be seen by no mortal, may now
be carried out, and the world be the
sufferer thereby. In England, tbe
?banges likely to follow this crisis may
be extensive, though all is uncertain.
? severe thunder-storm passed over
Washington last week, and the Monu
ment was struck four separate times.
A critical examination through a pow
erful telescope by experts revealed the
fact that the capstone had been shatter
ed ea one corner and that the last
course of stone was cracked for a dis
tance of four feet and four inches.
Every device known to science was
called into requisition in completing the
monument so that it would be lightning [,
proof but it is probable that material j
changes will have to be made in the i
roof before comp?ete safety is insured, j
The Keely Motor is still in the land !
of the living. Some days ago its own- j
er gave an exhibition which was attend- j
ed by the stockholders and some lynx
eyed reporters. Tbe machine was put
together in their presence, and then,
with half a pint of water and a couple of
tuning forks, it went to work sawing ?
wood, firing cannons and' performing j
other startling deeds, proving to the j
satisfaction of all present that the Moter j
is not a humbug. We were not pres
ent, however, and are not as entirely j
aatisfied as the spectators.
Advance chapters of Gen. Grant's j
book is being published, and of course ?
Are receiving much attention. Grant I
Jias been apotheosized so long by Amer
?cans, that many of them have come to j
- think kim as great in the world of let- j
tere as he is supposed to be in that of
arms. To all such, a grievous disap- j
pointment will come along with the j
book. Grant's fort most certainly is j
not in the field of literature. However, j
the book is marked with a spirit of fair-1
ness greater than one would expect in j
a Union^General, which will not endear
it to the average Republican.
The Ohio Republicans met in coo- !
ventioa last week to nominate candi
dates for State officers, and among othf-r j
things got up a fiery set of resolutions, \
condemning President Cleveland, for, ?
among other misdeeds, giving oi?lccs to i
rebels One would have to be terribly !
angry with these unfortunate Ohio "pub- i
jikins" not to feel a profound sympathy ?
for them ia their misery. They in.-:<t j
the war is not over, ao4 th^y are lifting
their hands to heaven and tearing their
hair in agonizing horror at the spectacle
of Squiller? Drigadiers holding high j
carnival at Washington Poor wretches, j
Architect Nieiosee. who has been ?
jsogaged for some months in the prelim- |
jnarv arrangements for completing the ;
j?late Iio.yj?? itt Columbia, i* dead. Iiis i
health has been bad for some time and
his death was not unexpected. "We re
gret his death, for, all other considera
tions aside, it will probably delay the
completion of the Capitol. We have a
great desire to see that building finish
ed. Its present condition is apparently
a standing advertisement of our poverty,
and it speaks badly for the State. We
doubt if any Carolinian ever passes Col
umbia without feeling mortified at the
appearance of our State House, and we
hope Mr. Niernsee's death will not se
riously interfere with its completion.
More than three months have passed
since Grover Cleveland became Presi
dent, and the prophets of ill, who ;vere
sore of coming Democratic blunders,
are in despair. Mr. Cleveland has
been prudent and patriotic in all his
acts. The few and trivial mistakes be
has made, have happened because of
misrepresentation, and he has never hes
itated to repair an error when it was
possible. He has not moved as rapidly
as office-seekers desired ; be has moved
too rapidly for office-holders, but he bas
satisfied the country. Men of all par
ties know that the President is steady
and safe, and that the country can suf
fer no iil from his acts. He has never
hesitated to appoint Southern men to
office simply because they are Southern
men. He never hesitates to refuse an
appointment no matter from what sec
tion,,- wh5?n satisfied that the applicant is
unfit. For the first time since the war
we have a President who shows by his
acts that he is President of the entire
country, ao?T who seems to know that
the war which ??osed more than 20
years ago is really orer.
President Cleveland is but human,
and must make some mistC&es, but we
doubt if any man could have boon found
to do better than he has thus far done;
we do not believe many could be fou^d :
to do as well. Mr. Bayard for instance,
who was so prominent a candidate, has
shown by his recommendations for ap
pointment in his department, so wonder
ful a lack of fitness for such business,
that we can never be too thankful that
he was left out in the cold.
It is true that a recent Republican
Convention in Ohio under the lead of
the Cincinnati Commercial has attack
ed the Administration, and censured the
President for appointing unrepentant
rebels to office, but even so strong a Re
publican as the Commercial Bulletin of
New York, tells the Ohio Republicans
that this is a bad year for making a po
litical campaign on war issues. The
waTtsove^.to all intents and purposes,
despite the wavT&c>s-elthe bloody shirt,
and the ravings of the CincTnnatijCom
vxercial and New York Tribune, and"
Mr. Cleveland is entitled to much credit
for this desirable condition of affairs.
No North, no South has been the motto
and the belligerents who are screaming
that the war is not over had as well take
back seats.
The newspapers in the State have
unanimously agreed upon the necessity
of a new deal in the election of State
officers next year. There is an evident
desire that men fresb from the people,
men who know the people and their
wants shall come to the front.
Those now in office may be, and
doutless are, sincerely anxious to serve
the State acceptably, but the four or
six or eight years of official life have
unfitted them for really representing
the people.
Stated changes are absolutely neces
sary to prevent an undue accumulation
of red tapeism, and give suitable promi
nence to the fact that our rulers are
our serva Jits. We deeply regretted the
action of the State Convention last
year, we would still more deeply regret
a similar act the coming year ; and we
think that men who are fitted for these |
places should be brought before the i
people long enough to enable every vo- j
ter in the State to ascertain tLeir merits
or demerits.
With these facts in view we nomi
nate State Senator, Joseph ??. Earle as j
a suitable candidate for the office of At- j
torney General.
We in Sumter County know htm, and !
honor him. As a Democrat, as a law- ?
yer, as a man he stands before the peo- j
pie without fear and without reproach, j
Bold and aggressive in defense of our j
political rights he never hesitated, when j
it could avail aught to strike a blow for !
their maintainance. A born leader of ;
men, his nomination would audstrength !
to the ticket by arousing the enthusi- j
asm of the rank and GIc?the men who do j
the work and bring us victory, while j
his well known ability as a lawyer would ?
insure the most satisfactory performance j
of the important duties of so responsible j
an olhcc.
Joseph H. Earle for Attorney Gene
ral, is a good ticket.
S amter County is a component part \
of the Black District, and the longer S
we stay in it the worse we like it.
When the Black District was formed ;
it was considered a necessary evil. We ;
knew that the Republicans would be j
sure of sending disreputable characters !
to Congress whenever opportunity al- ?
lowed it, and therefore it was necessary j
to bunch them together as much as pos- j
stble, so as to reduce their ability to do ?
evil. The plan resulted well?enabling
the Democrats to elect their candidates
in every District except this, while trie
Republicans true to their instincts, have
chosen a man utterly useless to them- j
selves and disgraceful to the intelligence i
of ?lio District.
Wo thiuk there was an urgent ucees- :
sity for organizing the Black District
five years ago, but the necessity no
longer exists, Disband the concern
and there will be no erTort worth the
name, to send Smalls or any such as he
to Congress, but allow it to stand and it
will seem to be an offer on the part of
the Democrats to the riff-raff of the
Counties in this District to send some
disreputable rascal or ignorant fool to
misrepresent us in Congress.
If it were possible to conceive of their
electing a decent, educated man, the
need for a change would not be so great,
but the wildest imagination cannot con
ceive of such an event. Knave or fool
seems to be the limit of their choice, un
less they add to the blunder by making
it both knave and fool.
Reorganize th? Black District and
put Sumter where she will have the op
portunity of aiding in the election of a
D. H. Traxler, County Treasurer,
closed his May collection tbe last of
May. He reports his collections at
?5,865, against ?4,700 for tbe same
time last year ; excess in favor of 1885,
?1,165. From the reports from other
counties, our county is ahead of any
county in the State on May collections,
and we do Dot think it a mistake to at
tribute some of this large collection to
the energy and pleasant business man
ners of our Treasurer.?Darlington
Last week we published the following
statement :
"The County Treasurer, Mr. W. F.
B. Hayns worth, gives us the following
amounts as collected last month.
Property, 6 562 92.
Polls, 14.50."
Now who is ahead? Sumter does
not brag much, but she is there all the
The Nexcs and Courier says :
'The total May collection of taxes in
Sumter County aggregated ?1,525.51.
The County owes ?1,914 and has ?570
with tfhich to pay it."
Wfe ponder how our enterprising
contemporary found all that out?
Our people paid four or five times
that much and we owe accordingly.
There is nothing mean about tbe people
of Sumter County .either in making or
paying debts.
-?em > * ?iif> *" '
An Unjust Criticism.
The Sumter Watchman andSouthron
says : "At the Fireman's annual pa
rade in Camden last week, the Council
were conspicuous by their absence. The
merchants come in also for criticism in
not allowing their clerks who belong to
the' white company, to turn out." As
to the Council wc are not prepared to
say whether they were conspicuous for
their absence or not, but as to the
merchants not allowing their clerks who
belong to the white companies to turn
out-,-Js an unjust criticism. We do not
believ?Hhere is a merchant in Camden
who refuse^ttt-siilow his employees to
turn cut if he wanted ?to.- If they
were absent it was from preference and
not because their employers refused to
give them time.? IVateree Messenger.
Well., we may be mistaken, but if so
others were likewise in error. Here is
what the Camden Journal says :
"Another cause for complaint was
the way in which the merchants acted.
They are more directly interested in
having a good fire department in town
than any other class of our citizens, yet
we understand that thev refused to al
low their clerks who are members of the
department to turn out. The white
company has a roll of thirty members,
and only eleven reported for duty, the
rest being detained by their employers.
The merchants claim, too, that business
is so dull that the clerks have nothing
to do but stand around and hold their
hands. What consistency ! If the de
partment is disbanded, we are certain
that no one will feel it more than
Now wbhh is correct ? The Journal
or Messenger ?
Kersbaw "News.
The road between Chestnut's Ferry
and Camden is reported as being almost
The Kersbaw folks along the Wateree
arc fearing a freshet.
The Journal says the oat crop is not
half an average. The wheat crop ditto.
The Gazette says the crop is pretty
There arc complaints of whiskey-sell
ing on Sunday, in Camden.
Mr. J. J. Bowen is Express Messen
ger between Camden and Columbia.
The Post Oi5ce under the supervis
ion of Postmaster Kirkley bus been j
much improved.
The following shows the cost to the
county of the June term Court, not in
cluding the Clerk's and Sheriff's Pesi
Grand Jury ?69.70.
Petit Jury 136 25.
Witnesses 25 95.
Constables SO. 00.
Total, ?201.90.
The contract for building the new
Opera House in Gamde?, was yesterday
awarded to Mr. Allen, of ItalcVh, !
?v, his Lid being .?K>,935. It is un- !
derstood that he will at once commence j
work : having purchased ail the brick j
on the ground at price of actual cost to
the town. Mr Allen pronounc-js these j
brick to be above the average quality, j
lie lias lately built the new court house !
at Bennettsviiie, and a- new hotel at
Darling ton ?Gazette .
Burlington Kcws.
_ j
A Darlington fanner has raised a j
turnip nearly 10 inches in diameter.
The Florence Library Association j
make their annual excursion to Lake ?
Wa cea maw next Thursday.
The County Treasurer reports his col
lections for May at ?5.805.
Gen. Grunt's Condition.
New i~gju.iv, June 14.?Col. Fred j
Grant, after the usuai consultation of j
physicians to-day, s:iid thai his father
had a bad night, thai the General was \
growing weaker and his condition now !
s ? m cd to he one of increasing debility j
without pain. The Colonel adds that if
possible the General will be removed 1
from the city on Tuesday next, one
week earlier than before i tended.
State l?ormal Institute.
The State Normal Institute for white
Teachers will be held in the city of
Charleston, beginning Julv 21st, and
continuing four weeks.
Mr. Henry P. Archer, Superintend
ont Charleston City Schools7; Prof. E. S.
Joy es. LL D , South Carolina Col
lege ; Prof. II. Means Davis. South
Carolina College ; Mr. D. B. Johnson,
Superintendent Columbia City Schools;
Mr. W. II. Wit h crow, Principal Ches
ter Graded Schools : Prof. T. D. Rud
dock; Charleston City Schools ; Miss
Edith 0. Mathewes, Charleston, S C. :
Miss Annie E. Bon h am, Columbia City
Schools, and Mr. G. W. Alexander,
Principal Confederate Home School,
will compose the faculty.
Lectures on educational topics will be
given by distinguished persons during
the term, and a rare opportunity will be
enjoyed of studying the actual work of
the excellent City Schools, as a supple
ment to the lectures of the Principal.
Board may be obtained at reduced
rates both in the city and on Sullivan's
Island, and may be engaged in advance
of the meeting of the Institute by apply
ing to the Secretary.
The South Carolina Railway charges
full first-class fare going ; return free,
on presenting to conductor certificates
of attendance from the Superintendent
of Education. The Atlantic Coast Line,
regular fare going ; return at rate of
one cent per mile : certificates of attend
ance from same office to entitle teachers
to purchase return tickets at rate named.
Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan's Island
Ferry Co. Season Tickets, good for
the entire session, will be sold to teach
ers for ?2.50 upon presenting to the
Agent certificates of attendance from
same office.
County School Commissioners, and
all other school officers, are earnestly
requested to acquaint the teachers of
their respective localities with the con
tents of this circular.
For further information relating to
the Institute, teachers should address
the Secretary, Mr. G. W. Alexander,
Charleston, S. C.
[From our Regular Correspondent."!
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 13, 18S5.
The Republican clerks, postmasters,
internal revenue collectors, etc., who
have been discharged during the last
four months to be replaced by Demo
crats is much larger than is generally
known. The chauges have been so
gradual that the casual looker-on has
failed to note their total. The number
of revenue collectors is eighty-five;
since the fourth of March about sixty
Democrats have been appointed to take
the places of the Republican collectors.
Each collector has uuder him from fifty
to one hundred employees and all these
are being constantly changed. It is
the same with the Customs offices and
Post offices. It is no exaggeration to
??y i.hat fully 25,000 Democrats have
bee*1 appointed to office during Presi
dent Cleveland's short administration.
At thisillte? 0D^J about sixteen months
will be re^'11^^ t0 change the entire
personnel of v.^e Government, but the
probabilities ar.e t?:it changes will
proceed much fastfc.r now that the new
heads of department, bureaus and
divisions have begun to know their
ground and feel less depcnaC^t upon the
old and trained, but tricky, Republican
The closing session of the conference
of Charities was held here Wednesday
night. The conference has held its
twelfth annual session here during the
past two weeks and it has brought
together many distinguished philan
thropists and specialists. Its meeting
on the management of prisous was at
tended by President Cleveland and it
was remarked that this was the first
time he had attended any public gath
ering, church excepted, since he came
to Washington. The assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury, Falrchild, made
an address before the conference strong
ly urging the establisracnt of postal
savings banks. He drew from his ex
perience of four years in the district
attorney's office at New York?the ter
rible tale of suffering which followed the
whole sale closing of private savings
banks, and declared it to be his belief
that it was impossible for state or na
tional governments to so supervise pri
vate savings banks as to insure safety
to depositors. But there was no good
reason why the national government
should not receive small deposits
through its post offices, affording to the
poor man absolute security for his earn
ings, as is done by almost, all the civil
ized governments of the world.
In reply to inquiries by delegates,
Mr. Fairchild expressed the opinion
that the amount deposited should be
limited to a comparatively small sum,
stating that the largest sum received by
any government from a single depositor
of this kind was 1,000 in England.
Secretary Manning has under con
sideration a plau for re-organizing the
system upon which the different sub- j
treasuries are now conducted. There
has been a good deal of dissatisfaction
with the system in the past, not only on
account of the d?falcations which have
from time to time occurred, but also
because it results in withdrawing from j
circulation and keeping locked up vast j
sums of money which the commercial !
channels of the country might utilize. [
The scheme which has been proposed j
by Treasurer Jordan is to abolish the j
sub-treasury so far as concerns its fune
tious as a strong-box, and to distribute j
tbo government money among the first- j
class banks of the cities in which the j
sub-treasuries arc respectively located. [
Security will be exacted of the banks !
in the form of United States bonds, in i
the same way as the national banks !
guarantee their circulation, and upon a j
scale that will give the government a j
hundred or a thousand times the pro- !
tee-ion that it now enjoys.
The advantages of the scheme are !
obvious. Tbc chances of defalcation \
are reduced to a minimum. The (luv- !
eminent is relieved of all the enormous ;
expense and risk of keeping charge of j
the money. In addition, the operation i
of th? plan wiil be to confer con*pieu- :
o?is -advantages upon al! the cities in- i
volved by adding many millions to their I
active capital. Furthermore, it com-?
m ut? ?eaf''S to commerce and industry :i
powerful impetus in this infusion of
commercial and industriai life-blood-*
money?and thus stimulates every use- j
ful and b?n?ficient enterprise.
? limit ?'** '
When Judge Kcrshaw called c?>urt j
at Lexington this week, the tirami j
Jury reported that their jail was empty j
and that farmers were too busy to at- j
tend court. The court was adjourned
or,': ?-onr after being opened.??'.'mth'A
Journal. '
an ordinance.
Entitled "An Ordinance to Classify the In
habitants of Town of Sumter, liable to
Street, Road or otlicr Public duty therein,
and to refluire work on public Streets."
IJc it ordained by the Infendant and W?rd
ens of Town of Sumter in Council assembled
and by authority of the same.
SEC. T.?That all male persons between the
apr?s of eighteen and fifty rear?, residing
within the corporate limits of said Town of
Sumter, excepting such persons as may here
inafter be exempted, are 'declared to be liable
to street, road or other public dirty therein,
and are required to do Three Days work
yearly upon the public street? of said Town,
under supervision of the Chief of Police of
said Town, f.s he may be directed from time
to time by the Town Council of Town of
Sumter. and without-compensation thereof.
SEC. IL?That the Intendant and Ward
ens. Clerk and Treasurer. Policemen and the
regular employees of said Town, Ministers of
the Gospel, Teachers of Public Schools, and
all active members of Fire Engine, and Hook
and Ladder Companies, that are working un
der an organization, are hereby declared ex
empt from street duty, and all oiher persons
within the apes abore stated, are declared lia
ble to such street duty?to work on the pub
lic streets, and are required to report them
selves in person, without delay to the Clerk
and Treasurer for enrollment.
SEC. III.?That any person liable to work
on the public streets of Town of Samter, may,
instead of said Three days work, pay the sum
of ooe and 50-100 dollars to the Clerk and
Trcasurer,as acommutation tax,and his certifi
cate of payment of same.shall be taken as proof
of exemption of such person from such street
dutv?for one year ending 30th April, A. D.
SEC. IV.?That all persons liable to street
duty, who refuse or fail to report for enroll
ment, or who refuse or fail to perform street
dnty or to par such commutation tax, as is
required, charge 1 with such refusal of failure,
shall 'be arrested and brought before the
Intendant of Town of Samter for trial, for
such refusal or failure, and upon conviction
thereof, shall be liable to a fine of five dollars,
or imprisonment in the Town Guard House
for a term of ten days or both in the discre
tion of In tendent.
Donc and ratified in Council assembled and
under the Corporate Seal of the Town of
Sumter, this the eighth dav of May, A. D.,
[L. St] Intendant.
C. M. Hurst, Clerk ? Treasurer._
an ordinance
Entitled r'An Ordinance to prohibit the Car
rying of Concealed Weapons.
Be it ordained by the Intendant and War
dens of the Town of Sumter in Council assem
bled and by authority of the same.
SECTION I.?That from and after the pas
sage of this Ordinance, it shall be unlawful
for any person to have and carry upon his or
her person any concealed weapon?bowie
knife, sword cane, dirk, razor, pistol, revolver
or fire arms of any description whatever,
within the corporate limits of the Town of
Sumter, and any. person charged with viola
tion, or discovered to he in violation of this
Ordinance, shall be arrested and brought be
fore the Intendant of "Town of Sumter," for
trial, and shall upon conviction thereof, be
subject to a fine, not exceeding fifty dollars
for each and every violation hereof. One
half of said fine io be paid to tbeinforraer,
and the other half of said fine for use of Town
of Sumter, or imprisonment in Town Guard
House, not exceeding 30 days, or both at the
discretion of the Intendant, besides forfeiting
the weapon to tbe town. Provided, that
nothing herein contained, shall apply to any
policeman, or other officer ia tbe discbarge of
any duty as required by law.
SEC. TI.?That this Ordinance shall go in
to immediate effect, and all Ordinances or
parts of Ordinances not in accordance here
with are repealed.
Done and ratified in Town Council assem
bled this 15tb day of Mar A. D. 1885.
[L. S.] Intendant.
C. M. Hcrst, Clerk & Treasurer.
^n"^d?i?a?c?~ ~"
Entitled "An Ordinance, to Require all own
ers of property in Town of Sumter, liable ?
to taxation to make return of their property
under oath to the Clerk and Treasurer, apd
for other purposes."
Be it ordained by the Inteudant and War
den^ of the Town of Sumter. in Council as
-ejiblcd and by authority of the same,
SECTION I.?That in conformity with au
thority iv ?f Legislature app'd, Dec.
24th. 1SS3. All persons liable to taxation in
" Toivn of Suml-V shall during the month
ofJuneof each yt.ar', make returo of their
property uuder oatb, to* the Clerk and Treas
urer of said Town, upon a form, prescribed
for that purpose, and shall Gereon make full
statement of all property, lieai apd Personal,
owned by them, him or her, or iu possessio:;
as Husband, Wife, Parent, Guardian*.- Trustee,
Executor, Administrator, Agent or otherwise;
shall also state business, profession or ca?.?Dg
if engaged in any special business : sbaii state
the kind and number of vehicles kept for
' hire or profit," and shall render the correct I
number of dogs kept on premises, occupied by
each tax-payer or owuer, the proprietor of
premises being required to return all dogs
kept thereon, with such other information as
may be required, which Return shall conform
to the rules that apply to Returns made in
County Auditor's Office, to be filed in Office
of tbe Clerk and Treasurer, for the purpose of
taxation for one year, from 1st October, IS85.
SEC. II.?That in case of failure or refusal ;
by any person to make returns as required, or 1
to make proper returns as to valuation, &c,
the person so failing or refusing, may be re
quired to appear before the Town Council of
"Town of Sumter," to answer under oath,
concerning his, her or their property, liable
for taxation, held as owner or otherwise, and
as to all other matters required by Section I
of ibis Ordinance, and said Town Council
may correct all returns, and assess at its
true value, all of such property liable to tax
ation .
SEC. III.?That in cases of failure or re
fusal by any person, liable to taxation, to
make returns within the time above men
tioned, or to appear and answer, concerning
his, her or their property, and other mutters
above set forth, before said Town Council
when summoned, as provided for in Section
II of this Urdinance, the Clerk and Treasurer
shall, as by said Act authorized, make out a
return and assessment from the Books of the
County Auditor for Sumter County, of the
Real and Personal property of such person or ,
owner or otherwise liable to taxation, and |
shall add thereto a penalty of twenty per
centumfor such failure or refusal, which pen
alty shall be collected with the taxes assessed.
SEC. IV.?That a Board of Assessors to
consist of dve citiz?ns of Town of Snmtcr,
shall be elected by Town Council, whose duty
it shall be to meet within ten days after 30th
day of June next, to equalize the Returns
made to the Clerk and Treasurer, and assess
m its true value all property Real and Per
sonal ; that tbe right of appeal shall exist
from lie action of said Board o.'Assessors to
the Town Council; provided such appeal be
made in writing and filed with the Clerk and j
Treasurer, within ten days after notice of any
change in any Returns made in pursuance off
this Ordinance. Compensation of members of I
said Board of Assessors, is fixed at Two Dui- I
lars per day.
SKL' V.?That all Ordinances or parts of |
(.) ruin anees, contrary to this Urdinance, are
hereby repealed.
['one and ratified in Council assembled and
under tit-* Corporate Seal of the Town ofj
Sumter the ISth day of May. A. I?.. 1885.
jlARli >N MOISE.
[L.S] Intendant.
C. M. Hckst, Clerk k Treasurer.
~B??i est?te jaeieir. " !
' UN ERSICNED having; madoCar- i
? rangements fur tbc printin?? of several :
Miu?saud pamphlets descriptive of the physical
;t> w-v'l . - tiifi-olb?r '?'attires of this section of
the S?ite, (which will K' Sent to all parts of '<
t'ho co unity, lo parties desirous of purchasing j
bindsji.'Uie South;.) alt those who are aux- I
kins io dispose of ?.?! estato may eu to i
?real advantage by calling on n< at our re- j
spectiv.- oiiices. P. G. BnWM.lX.
.Jmie :? 1>. [;. ,\ X PERSI 'X. j
attention s. LI.
to assemble in front o! the Post Ofltce, j
g^without arms. EVERY MONDAY j ;
ETERNO' IN at o'clock, for drill, j \
By order D. J AU LH,
j I f\ Captain. ,
i I i/I J. . . ?:, 1st Sengt;
Juu-,J - !
EXAMINATION of teachers.
Oise o? Sclool Co??,
SUMTER, S. C, June 13, 1S83.
TION -of applicants for certificates to
teach in the public schools of this Countv.
will t-.o held at tins office on THURSDAY and
FRIDAY, JULY 2-1 and 3d, ?8S5.
Thursday exclusively for white applicants.
Friday exclusively for colored applicants.
iVb other examinai ion can be hold during
present year.
By-eider of Board of Examiners.
Tune IG School Commissioner.
Sum ter Agricultural Association will
meet in Music Bai!, Town of Sumter on SEP
TEMBER 27, inst.', at 31 o'clock. A foil at
tendance of members is enrnestlv requested.
By order of JO H. FURMAN.
June 16 President.
notice of dissolution.
partnership heretofore existing between
us under the firm name of Trainer, Wire &
Co., has this day been dissolved by the expi
ration of the time for which it was contract
June 12-3L_
sumtebTabber sh?pT
THE UNDERSIGNED informs his cus
tomers and the public generally that he
has removed his Barber Shop to the room
ER & BULTMAN, where he solicits a continu
ance of patronage.
Perfect satisfaction guaranteed in
Ladies and families waited upon at their
homes, when desired.
June 16 _J. S. NETTLES.
, BIGE & GO.,
Summer Months
100 Beautiful White Lawn Suits from
1,000 Ice Blankets, single 25 cents,
double 50 cents.
100 Dozen Men's Silk Clocked ? Hose,
25 cents, worth 50 cents.
500 Dozen Misses Fancy Clocked Hose,
15 cents, worth 30 cents.
2 Cases White Marseilles Quilts, ?1,
worth ?1.50.
150 Dozen Huckaback Towels, ?3 per
dozen, worth ?4.
200 Dozen Uolanndried Shirts, all
sizes, 50 cents?pronounced by
the Working Man, "The Best
Shirt in America for 50 cents."
Samples sent and freight prepaid on all
retail packages over ten dollars.
An early ^isit or order by mail will be
dulv appreciated bv vour obedient servants,
McLOY, BiCE & 00.
June 16
Condensed Masters Sales.
The following Master's Sales for July 6th
not being officially published in this paper
are given in condensed form, for the informa
tion of our readers.
TT 'ni. IT. Clark, et al, Plaintiffs, vs.
Elijah L. Shcricood, et al, De/end'
"That lot of Land with the dwelling house
and other improvements thereon, situate and
being in the town of Somter, in the County of
Suinter, and State of Soutb Carolina, con
taining one acre, more or less, bounded on
the North by lands now or formerly occupied
by T. J. Coghlan ; East, by Harvin street of
said Town : Sooth, by Canal street of said
town, and West, bj lands owned or occupied
by E. C. Green, Jr., and Charles M. Eurst,
Terms of Sale?One-half cash, the bal
ance on a credit of six months from the day
of sale. The time portion to be secured by
tbe bond of the purchaser and a mortgage of
the premises sold, and the purchaser to insure
the dwelling house on said premises, for an
amount at least in the sum of such credit por
tion, and assign the policy of insurance to the
Master, to secure said bond. The purchaser
to have the option to pay all cash. The pur
chaser to pay for all ntceisarj papers and for
recording mortgage.
Kczia J. Carson, Plaintiff, vs. Mary
Ann Oxendine, James Oxendine,
Catherine Bcnenlialey, Martha Jane
Oxendine, Camille Oxendine, Annie
Oxendine and Others, Defendants.
AH of "that parcel of land .in the said
County and State, containing Fifty-Three
(53) Acres, more or less, bounded partly on
Long Branch, and by lands of Dr. J. C. Spann,
John N. Frierson and by lands conveyed to
Noah Benenhaley by Tilomas Beneohaley,
and represented by a plat annexed to the deed
executed by said Thomas Benenhaley, to
Charles Oxendine, and made and certified by
James D. Mcllwain, Deputy Surveyor."
Terms of Sale?Cash. Purchaser to pay
for necessary papers.
5^-^^ ?' ?*k ?'? ?S&SB^S* tend 5 cor!?
Iterar price,
month* ca receipt
Y _ -lrJ??.y-^?S**^^"' Swa??? Copie?,
" ?**5sr ?-: .. SO cents ev:!i.
E. F. Averi* & Sons, Louisville.
and WHISKY li 1 TS cured
ili ln>nu>\villioiiti':i:n. BOOK
of i?artic?tl?irf?:.s?nt P?tKE.
. M. WOOJ.LS?. M. D.. Atlanta.G*
a TOTFTT. News for Fnvs arni Oir'n ! I
vJ Youne a,ul 01,1 ! ! "A >
'?*~'~?~F*s\VEN'! IOS ;ust patented for them,
s^S-^Ai^?K for Home v.*c I
&"??.: Fret ftii-I Scroll S.w?ti?:. TurninC,
Drfflmg;Gm>dinic, f?lisbicg,
teUr-. ? St cew Cnttins. l'rice ?3 V> &<\
y1rg&'&t S?'j?-? O Vents for 1 ? ?? papes.
EFHIiAlM 1>1?JW>\ Lowell, Maas.
- Special Notice.
Clerk & Treasurer's Office.
SUM TER, S. C, June 3, 1885.
?"CITIZENS of Town of Sumter. are re
quested not to PASTURE CATTLE or
mimais of* any kind, on the public streets or
tots within the corporate limits. Un and
after 15th instant, all Cattle, Horses or other
Stock of everv kind, found grazing on streets
:>r public lots, whether in charge of an at
tendant or not, wiil be taken up and held at
expense of owner,
l? order of Council. C. M. HURST,
Time o Clerk and Treas
Mayesville, S. C.
THE UNDERSIGNED will hare his
WHEAT MILL in operation by the 20:h
ot Alav. It is one of STRAUB'S QUEEN OF
STONES of the finest quality.
His FEED MILL is in splendid condition.
It turns out the best of feed, directly from the
unshucked ear, thoroughly grinding and
mixing the shuck, corn and cob, and thereby
adding at least 25 per cent, to the feeding
value of "the corn.
Patronage solicited and satisfaction guar
anteed. J. E. ATKINS,
April 21_Mayesville, S. C.
The undersigned informs his friends and pat
rons that he has
and is now located in the
where he will keep a
of every article to be found in
He will make a specialty of
He is in daily receipt of fresh goods.
A continuance of past favors is respectfully
solicited and satisfaction guaranteed.
April 14
Pieces that cap.not be bought for less than 75 ?
cents at any Crockery Store. Worth 60 '
cents each. You can get them now
without any cost.
Beautiful imported bandjgajojiff
with each pound can
Gei Cliiware Bakin Mr!^
Each piece of Chinaware is worth all you
have to pay for this Celebrated and Well
Known Brand of Baking Powder.
Take a half dozen cans and secure a
comp?ete set of plates or cups and tau*
cers, at once.
May 26 _^ .
Photographic Gallery,
Photographs of Children a Specialty.
G. H. LEWIS, Photographer.
Dec 9
The Latest !
.- .-? .
Since announcing the arrivai of my
I have been daily receiving New Goods
of the Latest Styles, which are being
displayed at
Prices Lower than in the Early
The Prettiest Goods
May 26
Main Street, Sumter3 S. C*
&c, &c, &c.
All of which will be sold at the same low prices, that
have made this store popular with cash buyers.
The patronage of the public is inviited.
_J. B. CARR.
Clothing. Piece Goods, Hats, Gloves and Gents1 Fnrnish
ing Goods and Underwear,
Main Street, Sumter, S. C.
I am selling the CELEBRATED WEED SEWING MACHINES as fellows:
Hain Table, 1 Drawer and Cover, ?20 Cash. ?22, One-half Cash, balance
October 1st.
Drop-leaf, 2 Drawers and Cover, ?23 Cash. ?25, One-half Cash, balance
October 1st.
ever yet offered, at equally reduced rates and liberal terms. All our machines
aro warranted in every respect and satisfaction guaranteed in every purchase.
Having no agents canvassing the country at heavy expense, consequently we
caQ save you from ten to fifteen dollars by purchasing from us.
Wre have our usual Stock of CLOTHING^ GENTS' FURNISHING
at all times to serve our friends and the public generally.
Mayl9,lSS5. X>. ty. WINN,

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