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WBDHXSDAY, JUKE 4.
althe Pott Ofice at Sumter, S.
&, & Se&m&Clau Matter.
m K?W AJDVBBT?8BMENTS.
Wr- ? Want Ad.?Rooms to Rent. ?
I. Sttauss- mistig*. Wines, Ac.
g / Remh tri ?fr^.--I>isao?utiott.
- A. J. C^^fo^i?ad ^Medicines.
f>eieViy Atsociatioo?Annual Keeling.
Est. of g6j^.$m^?i^VlaAMg^
fi?. of Dr^arfc Reynolds?Final Dis
Board Sekx>l Commissioners?Notice to
^ -Wi C: WiHisof Darlington was in the
Hist. V. Marion Girardeau is on a visit to
ws and friends to Charleston.
_, Ahe. Rettenberg has returned from his
via?t to Bahiaorcaad New York..
^-''--'^?^^-^l^idi^?t hoaM in consequence
-"- '" ^-ta?4Hoi*?oif his daughter, Miss Lela.
%::~9fr&^KikeB gives an **At Home*' this
ia ccm^tiraent to Or. and Mrs. S. C.
:- <" ? lb. Beof. Rodges and family, who have
g??" been fer some "thaw with relatives near State
>^ :&M*s?m wterned to Salem, Mass.
?Z:->^:?t^ tF^Heiierof Lynn Mass, is to the
^^<^0^^???^?i??&?''??A children, who hare
?^^een hero lor several weeks will return to
X i3^?n wiA Mr. Heiser.
Annie Graham and Erin Sanders
|f? *r* v?xttag Mrs. Smma Alston, at Hagood.
[f^?iT ?re expected back to time for Com
^r~~ltis? Smm? Sanders entertained a number
?^ln?luf- ?end? with a deliiihtful German at
residence of her mother, Mrs. Rebecca
?ra. John S. Wilson* after a pleasant week
% ?neut with friends in Darlington is again at
?| $be residence of her mother, Mrs. B. J.
Icgram in th%i city.
Mes.- : Maria Catlett bas returned to her
_9tee-to Baltimore after a very pleasant visit
?wS^^ahont four months to her niece Mrs,
Cb*s~ W. Kingmac.
W. W. Dick traveling agent for C.
_.~is? * Co. of Charleston put in his ap
jpeeraureto. this eity last Monday. Mr. Dick
-xan always be counted on every Salesday.
' ?r-Hubert G-Osteen, who has just com "
his'academic studies at the Peabody
College, Nashville, Tenn., is again at
p^Ki^fe. T. J. Drew, a Chesterfield tyno, and
foreman of theCbecaw Reporter office, has
fceea viskosg in_ Clarendon, and paid as a
- ^ wisitio paarieg through.
j_> ? Ber.C. C. Brows who has been ?baent tor
P^s- the fast few weeks attending an educational
: meeting at Chicago, ha* returned, bat we re
^K^ijrstannounce is confined to his bed with
- '-- ' ftwr. . '
Mx. D. &?G&?*D win leave on Thursday
gig; - zernag-..next tor Baltimore, where he will
CV: fake a three months course in short hand.
Watehawn and Southron accompanies
Hr?.8.0.~ Ingram, onti?" recently in the
employ of Mr. T. B. Curtis has changed his
p&aceof business and can now be found by
V lus friends behind the counters oT Mr. W. H.
pf Taies. K---...
Ji? ' Mrs. Taltey and daughter Miss Lessie, who
W ?a?e ?une visiuog the family of Mr. I. B.
Roach, fcaw -lerwrned'" to their home in
Caiumbia. Miss Lessie's many friends here
hope to seoV see her in the city again.
Mr. C- H. Yates, lately in the employ of
WVH. Yates will leave for his old home in
^?reeoviBe to-morrow for the Summer. His
"^ tweeds will regret to lose him and hope that
winter will find h?? again amoDgst us.
Mr. M.S.* Stoopiebeta who has been at
^wrmfc'wi * v . id. I. Dunne" for several
' ~ months k , ~>eved fats family from Charles
ton, and wiU make Sumter bis home. His
fa?reMn-law, Mr. John Miller, of Charleston
Is here ob a Ttsit.
Mr. A. B. Stuckey, who attended the great
iiethodist "Conference in St. Louis, as a
delegate from,the S. C. Conference, returned
jerterday after aa -extended tour through the
South-west made since the adjournment of
?e General Conference.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Viuson, Mr. Spann
Y?nsaa and Mr. Gilbert Brown, left this
aortwag Texas: These young gentlemen
w?R make' tfceir Ytrture home in the Lone Star
State. We regret to lose, them but wish them
mach bappfceseaud prosperity m their new
We call attention to the change iu the ad
jp vertisement of Dr. Ay J. China.
the colored people will have aa excursion
from Marioa to Sumter on June I2th.
Irr. Isaac Straus?, proprietor of the pop
ula?Palaee Saloon makes a change in bis ad.
tlua week. Readiu
; There has been a change in the enumerator
f V ?f the ceasus for the city of Sumter, S. A.
? Kbrris taking the place of P. F. Teicher, re
W*$'Jt ordered frcm the American Press As
^^wociation an illustrated account of the un
HB^Miag c?r?monies of the Lee Monument
\ WrWcb we expected to publish this week, bot
?wtsg to delay ta its arrival we are unable to
Mr. Ruf?tr & W??tor was Severely bitten
? hf a snake M4b* kind usually called Rattle
aaake PilotT one day last week. Prompt
medical attention ?ts? copious draughts of
i?? whiskey soon checked the deadly tendency of
V Iba poison .which had begun to take alarm
The Camden Obronide says: "2f news
papar men were puid for one tithe the work
they did ia-advertising their their towns and
' g their houe enterprises, they would
bloated bondholders in a. very short
And ?? OSartmicle k. right, without
IX. ^. Again.
'A c miminicatwo^rom Mr. H. R. Thomas
in toe same old styfej and our reply thereto,
,ve been crowded out this week; They will
cn our next i&sre.
Vinthlrop Training School,
We asesa receipt, of an iavitatibn to the
exercises of the Winthrop Training
oa the 12th iast., for which we are
to -the kind remembrance of Miss
DeLortue. Among the graduates this
we notice the names of Misses Edith M.
Mattie E. Mills, of Sumter, Bessie
?. Howard, of Florence, and Hattis B.
MeCutchen, of WilFiamsburg.
An invitation to the commencement exer
of Clifford Ssminary of Union, S. C.
bat been received by us, for which our grate
fa! acknowledgements are due Miss Rebecca
Shaw, daughter of Hon. H. G. Shaw of Mann
vMIein this County. Miss Shaw is a member
~ the graduating class. The' program is
! and the art exhibits numerous.
Cotton Sesd Oil Mill.
Jfr. C. F. Zimmek, of Pennsylvania, rep re
a syndicate of that State is in the city
nod has made a proposition to the Board of
Trade with a view to ihe establishment of a
\seed cleaner and oil mill here, which,
from present indication, will be accepted.
For prudential reasons we will not say more
tif the contemplated enterprise.
^aamm*^^-^ .^ -^PMBjpa^ ? -
_y Sumter Bone Yard.
The Court House square has become the
SscJufive depository for bones from the City
market. The horns and bones that are
cast away bribe butchers are all carried by
(be hungry cut dogs that infest the streets to
the Court Hoase square and left there. It is
no nnussai sigh t to see as many as four to
five dogs crouched in the grass gnawing
bloody bones. Mr. Neil O'Donnell tells us
that he has to keep- that side of his store next
the square tightly closed to 8hat oui the disa
greeable smeli of decaying flesh and bones.
We sincerely trust oar policemen will see
that this nuisance is discontinued at once.
A fine saedai cominemorative of the unveil
ing of the Lee Monnaient is on exhibition in
the window of Mr. B. A. Hoy t. The medal
bears on one sideafine bust of Gen. Lee and
aa the other a splendid representation of the
It is about two inches io distn
oneof the b**dtomest things of the
we aase ever seen.v They can be ordered
through Mr. Hoy t by those wanting a sou
venir oT the memorable occasion they are in
tended to co?tiaemorete, tor ihe small sum of
C?eaeabJe Refi^gesatariv^Dusaat k Be?itser.
^ Ip?Wftyfc Bower Prts^rteaat A Belitzer.
Major W. M. Green, a prominent and highly
esteemed citizen of St. Lukes neighborhood
near Ly neb bo rg d ied y es te r d ay. I n h is death
bis community lost a valuable life.
Court convened and adjourned in Manning
on Monday last. Six cases were tried, and
among them the case of the State against
Bissen and Harllee, tbe engineer and con
doctor, respectively, of the train that ran over
and killed Mrs. Childers, at Pi ne wood. These
young men were charged with muffler for
their pan in that sad accident, bot were
promptly acquitted. Six cases tried in one
day is splendid work on the part of the Judge
and Solicitor. -
Court will convene here on Monday next
for tbe trial of criminal cases and all equity
cases where juries are not required.
Sumter Graded Schools.
At the school meeting advertised in the
Watchman and Southron for last Thursday, the
resolution to levy the extra tax for tbe sup
port of the graded free schools of the city was
passed without tbe slightest opposition. The
old Board of Trustees were .re-elected unan
imously, viz. John Kershaw, R. D. Lee, C. C
Brown and A. Moses. Mr. R. 0. Purdy is a
member of tbe Board by virtue of his office of
Mayor of tbe city: Mr. R. D. Lee submitted
the following-gratifying showing of the work
of the Board tbe last term :
Genera) summary of tbe Operation? of the
Board of School Commissioners of tbe Sum
ter Graded Schools :
Schools kept open for full term of nine
Population of city, approximate, 4.000.
Total number white pupils enrolled, 310.
Total number colored pupils enrolled, 294.
Actual cost each scholar, per month, 66c.
Total paid salaries of teachers, $3,997 33.
Of which paid white teachers, iocluding
Of which paid colored teachers, $996.14.
J. B. Duale, SupL both schools, per
year, $1,000 00
V. R. Pringle, per month, 55 00
Miss Girardeau, per month, 55 00
Miss Hurst, per month, 45 00
Mrs. Steinmeyer, per month, 30 00
Miss Davis, per month, 30 00
Miss Waddelf, per month, (exclusive
' of art scholars, ) 20 00
Mrs. Kershaw. music teacher, paid
J. W. Brown, per month, 30 00
Miss Savage, per montb, 30 00
Miss Walker, per month, 20 00
Miss Andrews, per montb, 20 00
Proceeds 2 mill special tax, $2.450 32
Proceeds poll tax, City of Sumter, 167 00
Tuition fees, non-resident scholars,
about, 200 00
Constitutional 2 mill tax (not yet
paid, 1,200 00
Peabody Fund, 500 00
Deficiency, 482 68
This deficiency was occasioned principally
in the purchase of furniture and other per
manent equipments for the schools, and will
not, it is hoped, occur again.
Salaries, $3,997 93
Rent, 300 00
Salary, Treasurer Board, 100 00
Salary, Janitor, about ' 100 00
Purchase of School Furniture, Bank
discounts and loans, advertis
ing, fuel and incidentals, say 502 07
The de?ciency of $432.68, above noted, bas
been mostly raised by tbe private and volun
tary subscriptions of the citizens of tbe place.
On the 29th iost. tbe Bethel High School
ander tbe management of Prof. E. A. Few,
slosed its session with a program that affbrd
sd much pleasure to all present. Messrs H.
F. Wilson and Tbos. B. Eraser, together with
Lbe School Commissioner acted as a committee
Lo award prizes offered by tbe Commissioner
to the student furnishing the best examina
tion paper on Arithmetic and to the best de
rlaimer in the school. Master Milton Mc
vinnon was awarded tbe prize for Arithmetic
lad Miss Mamie Andrews the prize for
On the 30th inst. tbe Spring Rill High
School, Jouder the management of Prof.
Ifassabean closed with a most enjoyable pic
ric at which educational speeches were made
fcy the Rev. W. L. Wait, tbe County School
Commissioner, Mr. Geo. W. M alone, and
Prof. Gibbe?. The'patrons nave shown their
ippreciatiou of Prof. Massabeau and his work
t>y re-electing him principal of their high
school for tbe next session.
Invitations are out bearing the names of
Dr. Archie China, as floor manager, Mr. J. J.
3arby, Committee of arrangement and
Messrs. L. S. Carson and B. M. Sanders,
Committee on invitation, with a long list of
popular chaperones, for tbe Seventh Annual
Bop, coincident with tbe closing exercises of
tbe Sumter Institute, to be given at tbe Acad
emy of Music, Wednesday evening June 11th.
We are requested by the young gentlemen
to extend-to all ladies visiting the city at that
time a cordial invitation to attend. Gentle
men will be charged a small admission at the
A Bise in Shakes.
Hereafter the price of Milk Shakes at The
Samte* Book & Novelty Store will be 10
??ts. This increase is made in order that
(he quality of tbe Shake may be improved,
rbe price of Soda Water will be 5 cents as
Just in Season.
Fragrant Mosquito Dispelltng Mixture. . A
ew drops on garment or pillow is sufficient,
ta wardrobes it keeps away moths?25c
Glass Lemon Squeezers. Will pay for
tself in tbe use of I dozen Lemons. No
jpkshing of juice.
Hire's improved Root Beer, 25c bottle.
Will make 5 gallons of delicious and
vholesome beverage, with 5c worth of yeast.
Polponri Jars, Plain and decorated, 15 and
S5c each at Dacker & Bultman's.
"Wants No More Like It."
Our towmsBian, Mr* B. R. Nash has been
>n a commercial tour lately, and as will be
teen below, bad an experience in Arkansas
bat was all be wants of that kind :
Littlx Rocx, Ark., May 25, 1899.
Dear Friends: Enclosed dipping from tbe
kittle Rock. Ark. Gazette, explains itself,
was in front end of coach. I send it think
ng your readers would like to know what a
'Knight of the Grip" encounters in Arkan
as. I waatoo more like it. Yours trulv.
B. R. Nxs?.
X bloodv fight.
A negro by the name of Johnson and an
ndian, known as Tbaleqoab, created a great
leal of excitement yesterday afternoon on the
>ine Bluff train, a few miles out from the
atter place. Johnson was passing tnrough
be smoking car. and just as be was going by
he seat in which the Is'diaa sat, the motion
if tbe train threw him over upon the red
nan. The latter sprang to his feet anc- began
o abuse the negro who protested that the act
ras unintentional and offered to make any
pology the Indian desired. Johnson started
o go away and while in the act of turning
round, Thaleqnah drew a six shooter and
red, the ball striking Johnson in the right
ireast. The negro pulled his pistol and com
menced to belabor the Indian over the head
rith it, tbe latter keeping up a continual
re uotil be bad exhausted the chambers of
is weapon. Johnson, in addition to the
round received in the breast, was struck in
he aide and was also shot in the side. A
umber of passengers were in the coach, and
sveral of tbera narrowly escaped catching
be stray bullets fired by Thaleqnah. Mr.
larry P. Baird and Mr. S. J. Beauchany
ere in tbe car, sitting close to each other,
nd a passenger in tbe same seat with Mr.
taird had one of the bullets to pass through
is derby. Mr. Charles S. Diffey, of the Era
?a Oil Mill, was io tbe coach, and after a
ard struggle in which he took desperate
bances, succeeded in separating the com
ataots. He took the pistols away from the
no men and gave them to Conductor Macon,
ho was in tbe Iront end of tbe coach at tbe
me tbe shooting occured, and was unable to
tree himself through the crowd to assist in
uelling tbe disturbance.
The Indian got off at Dexter, the town in
bich he lives, and Johnson, who had suf
:red a great deai through loss of blood, wag
nt off at Redfield, where be was placed in
large of a physician. It is believed that
^boson's wounds are likely to cause bis
Our Public School System.
Sumttr, S. C-, May 27, 1890.
Mr. Editor : In compliance with your
request. I will in this give you as briefly as
possible a synopsis of the workings of the
Public School system in our county for tbe
past two years.
In tbe first place allow your correspondent
to state that while actively engaged for
several vearssasa teacher in tbe Public Schools
of this State, he was thoroughly convinced of
the practicability of our present system of
Public Schools and also of the necessity for
such a system. His observation and experi
ence for tbe pa?t two years, as tbe School
Commissioner of this County, bas only con
vinced him more thoroughly of such practica
bility and necessity. Every govertuent now
in existence that claims to be civilized in any
great degree has its system of public schools
in successful operation. Some portions of
our own government rightly pride themselves
upon their system? of public schools. The
system now in operation in our own State
can be made equally as practicable could we
but induce our people to furnish us with
more means for the improvement of that sys
tem. No fault can be found with tbe prac
ticability of tbe system. If satisfactory results
have not accrued, it can be attributed only
to the indifferent and niggardly spirit of our
people and their representatives in tbe balls
of legislation. No man can doubt tbe neces
sity for a public school system, who will go
with the Commissioner into the majority of
school districts and behold the degree of
Illiteracy among our people?not only among
our unfortunate colored population,
but also among those who are "bone
of our bone and flesh of our
flesh"?those of our own Anglo-Saxon
race, who in time of necessity are the first to
come forward to defend the sanctity and
safety of our institutions. Say if you will, yes
men of means sufficient to educate your
children independently of tbe Public School
system, that you should not be taxed to send
your unfortunate neighbor's child to school
for three or four months during tbe year :
however in those few months that youth is
rendered competent to learn from the daily
press when bis services are needed, and then
responds, to protect your person and property
from the dangers that threaten. So much
Sr. Editor by way of remark. More directly
now in compliance with your request How
is the sentiment now with regard to our
public school system compared with what it
was two years ago? Your correspondent
would State an untruth were he to say that
there are now no enemies to our present sys
tem of public schools. Conceiving it to be his
duty, under tbe law, your correspondent has
within the past two years held in almost
every school district in the County a public
meeting or meetings, at which, in his feeble
way, be has endeavored to teach the people
their duty towards'tbe system and that that
system when examined into carefully merits
the respect and support of every man. At
such meetings be has endeavored to impress
upon his bearers their duties as patrons of tbe
public schools, as friends,of education, and to
show them that it is only from the co-opera
tion of patrons, friends, trustees and School
Commissioner, that we may expect the de
sired results from our present system.
Wherever it was thought practicable
public meetings have been held with
a view of ioducine the people to sup
plement their public schools by pri
vate subscription. By Act of tbe General
Assembly approved December 24th, 1888, the
right was granted each school district to levy
an extra two mill tax for tbe purpose of
lengthening the public school term. Since
the passage of this Act public meetings have
been held in eleven of the sixteen school dis
tricts in the county, at which meeting your
correspondent has endeavored to explain tbe
terms and priveleges of that Act and to urge
the people to embrace this first opportunity,
allowed them by the Legislature to improve
their educational facilities. In some of tbe
school districts canvassed we have not been
able to impress the wisdom and practicability
of an extra two mill levy upon the number ot
tax payers required to make snch levy.
However in the majority of districts tbe sen
timent iu favor of such a levy is assuming
such proportions as to give us reasonable
ground for hope that, before two more years
will have expired, this levy will be made by
the greater portion of the County. Within
the last year the city of Sumter has levied an'
extra two-mill tax for tbe support of a graded
school and such a school has been in success
ful operation for tbe past year. Within the
last year tbe town of Mayesville, by reason
of an extra two-mill levy bas increased the
length of her public schools from three and a
half to seven months. That the experiment
has proven satisfactory is evidenced by the
fact that within this week tbe extra levy has
been made again for the next year. The
school district of Swimming Pens also has
recently levied an extra two-mill levy for
school purposes during tbe ensuing year which
will result in doubling the length of her
public school term. So much has been ac
complished by way of increased taxation for
educational purposes-?only the beginning we
hope, of what will yet be done in that line.*
Within the past two years almost every
school district has established one or more
high schools by supplementing tbe public fund
with private subscriptions. Two years ago,
with tbe exception of tbe three female Insti
tutes in the city of Sumter and the schools of
a few private governesses, there were only
three regularly organized schools in our
county, either private or public, that were
open longer than four months during the year.
To-day we may well boast that our people
have caught tbe spirit of the times and can
safely compare our educational advantages
with those of any county iu the state?in that
we have within the bounds of our county two
female Colleges of merited reputation, a well
organized Graded School, twelve high schools
that can not be excelled by any of their
character in the state, besides a number of
excellent schools presided over by private
governesses. Within the past two years the
School Trustees have supplied the greater
majority of their schools with Beading and
Writing Charts, Maps of the State and of the
U. Siates and other necessary school appa
ratus and furniture.
Your correspondent with valuable assis
tance from a few of the teachers has labored
earnestly to sustain an active Teacher's As
sociation for mutual improvement, but it
must be said, with much regret, that on
account of the indifference of the majority of
our teachers this movement has not proven
successful so far. In this respect alone are
we behind otber progressive counties in the
Slate. Tbe Boards of Trustees in the
various school districts, with a very few
exceptions are now composed of men who
have done their fuil duty in co-operating with
the Commissioner in bis feeble efforts to im
prove the public schools. To all such allow
your correspondent to extend his gratitude
for their kind support in numerous ways. In
their behalf and in behalf of him who may be
the successor in office to your Correspondent,
let me beg those, who would crush out our
system of schools, to remember that there are
still many difficulties to overcome; to con
sider, if they can, the increasing educational
facilities of the present aud to hold their
censure in check for a future day.
I could, Mr. Editor, furnish you with cer
tain statistical information, that might prove
of interest to the friends of education in our
county, but I see that I have already made
this article much longer than I intended.
If at any time you think that any further
statement of facts concerning our educational
progress can serve to induce our people to
respect and foster the more our school system,
please command the services of.
John T. Green .
School Cora. S. C.
State Beneficiaries in the "Win
throp Training School.
The Competitive Examination, to be heid
Wednesday, July 2nd at each County Court
House in the State, for the appointment of
State Beneficiaries in the Winthrop School
will include Arithmetic, Grammar, Geogra
phy, United States History, Reading, Writing
Spelling, and will be similar in character to
tbe usual County Examinations.
Thirty dollars of tbe $150.00 will go to the
Winthrop School for tuition, text-books and
the other necessary school expenses of the
beneficiary. The remaining $120 00 will be
paid the appointee to assist her iu defra}it;g
her personal expenses, such as board, railway
fare and the like.
The students of f e school will board a< tbe
Winthrop School Boarding House, which is
under the management of an estimable Chris
tian lady who will do everything possible to
provide the'eomforts of a home for the young
ladies placed under her care. Her charge for
board, including fuel and light, will be
$15*.0O a month, or $135.00 for tbe entire
session. This place is exclusively for the
accommodation of the young women of the
Training School, and is under the supervision
of the Faculty, and its hours conform to the
daily programme of the Winthrop School.
A student may board elsewhere for special
reasons satisfactory to the Superintendent.
Applicants for Scholarships must be not
less than eighteen years of age.
The school session will be^ip September 23
and continue fur nine months, cl -sing in
The students are required to be pre?ent o 1
the opening day of the school.
The Superintendent will meet all students
at the trains.
The graduates of the school are entitled to
teach in the public schools of the State as
first grade teachers, wi bout further examina
The design of the school is to prppare for
teachers young women who already have a
good education by training them in methods
of teaching and school management. The
student-teachers of the Winthrop School are
taught how to teach those studies which they
bave pursued as pupils in good schools else
where before entering the Training School for
Teachers. The aim of the school is strictly
professional, and only those pupils are wanted
who are ready to undertake the work with a
feeling of personal interest in teaching.
Former graduates have promptly secured
good positions in many parts of the State,
and have taught with much success.
The course of study includes the following
studies and methods of teaching them;
Reading, Spelling, English Language,
Arithmetic, Geography, Physiology, History
of the United States, Lessons on Form and
Color, Lessons on Minerals, Plants and
Animals, Elements of Physics, Writing,
Drawing, Ycral Music and Calisthenics,
Psychology, History of Education, School
Organisation and Management, Practice in
The fee for tuition for pay pupils will be
$2.00 a month, or $5.00 a term of three
months in advance
The total expense of a student need not ex
ceed $165.00 for the entire sessioni
Refrigerators?Durant & Belitzer.
Wire stands for rots?Durant & Belitzer.
Hanging Vases at Durant & Belitzer. .
Wire Trellises at Durant k Belitzer.
Cleanable Refrigerators?Durant k Belitzer
No need to take those big cathartic pills ;
ooMof Dr. J. H. McLean's Liverand Kidney
Pillets is quite sufficient and more agreeable.
New style Flower Pots?Durant k Belitzer.
Cleanable Refrigerators?Durant* Belitzer.
Cleanable Refrigerators?Durant k Belitzer.
Its Excellent Qualities
Commend to public approval the California
liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs. It is
pleasing to the eye, and to the taste and gent
ly acting on the kidneys, liver and bowels,
it cleanses the system effectually, thereby pro
moting the health and comfort of all who
Pre?ent$ In the most elegant form
THE LAXATIVE AND NUTRITIOUS JUIOE
FIGS OF CALIFORNIA,
Combined with the medicinal
virtues of plants known to be
most beneficial to the human
system, forming an agreeable
and effective laxative to perma
nently cure Habitual Consti
pation, and the many ills de
pending on a weak or inactive
condition of the
KIDKEYS, LIVER MID BOWELS.
It is the most excellent remedy known to
CLEANSE THE SYSTEM EFFECTUALLY
When one is Bilious or Constipated
PURE BLOOD, REFRESHING SLEEP,
HEALTH and STRENGTH
Every one is using it and all are
delighted with it.
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST FOR
MANUFAOTUPSD ONLY BY
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP COt
SAM FRANCISCO, CAL
l<)r??t?, KY. MEW YORK, N. I
~" FOR S?LE.
THE DESIRABLE RESIDENCE In rear
of the Masonic Hall, at Mayesville, S. C.
Also, several choice Building Lots on street
facing the Baptist Church. For particulars
apply to R. P. M A YES,
Mayesville, S C.
' or E. M. WILSON, Agt.,
May 28?3 Wright's Hotel, Columbia, S. C.
STORE HOUSES IN MAYESVILLE
ONE STORE HOUSE on corner of
LaFayette and West Main Street, used as
a general store. Also, a neat and well ar
ranged Drug Store on West Main Street. Both
are in the business: portion of the town.
Apply to J. E. MAYES,
May 28_Mayesville, S. C.
J. N. ALPHONSE,
House, Sign and. Decorative Painter,
offers bis services to the citizens of Su m ter
and vicinity, to do House Painting, Marbling,
Graining, Coach Painting, Paper Hanging,
Kaisomining, Glazing, kc.
Attistic Sign Writing and decorative work
Estimates given on all work in these lines
by my soliciting agent, Mr. E. I. Reardon,
and strict attention given to execution of
same in the most satisfactory manner.
J. N. ALPHONSE,
Shop on Liberty street, nearly opposite
May 28. Harby's Stables.
5,000 Accident Insurance,
FOR 25 CENTS PER DAY,
5 days, $1.00 ; 15 days, $2.00 ; 30 daye, $3.00;
one year, $10.00.
In case of death, $5,000.
For loss of both hands, $5,000.
For loss of both feet, $5,000.
For loss of one band and one foot. $5,000.
For loss of one hand or one foot, $2,500.
$25 weekly indemnity.
THOS. E. RICHARDSON,
Agent for the Fidelity k Casualty Co ,
of New York.
May 23_Cash capital $250,000
MONEY T? L?AN
liTONEY TO LOAN in sums over $300
JltJL on improved farming lands. Usual
rates of interest. Time?3 to 5 years.
By arrangement with parties we represent
costs and commissions have been greatly re
duced and loans guaranteed within 30 days
INGRAM k MANNING,
Attorneys at Law, Sumter, S. C.
CITY LOTS AND FARMING
LANDS FOR SALE.
WE HAVE ON HAND more than 200
business, and residence lots, many of
the latter improved, for sale on easy terms.
Those wanting lots would do well to consult
us before buying:, and those having property
in city or country for sale are requested to
place same in our hands and wc will find
W. A. BOWMAN, k
W. H. INGRAM,
May 21 Real Estate Brokers k Agents.
" REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
THE UNDERSIGNED has established a
Real EvState and Collection Agency in
Sumter and desires property holders having
property for sale or rent *o list same with
bim. Tenants secured and rents collected
promptly. Best references given. Office on
M?iuc>treet at T. B. Curtis' store.
Apr, 30r W. H. ?OMJJANPER..
HATE JUST RECEIVED
A Beautiful Line of Negligee Shirts
Warranted not to Shrink or Fade*
Also some of the latest styles in Collars and Cuffs,
and all sizes of the popular
PATENT ELASTIC SEAM DRAWERS.
We hare also a full Line of
ALPACA AND SERGE SACKS AND VESTS
Come and see us before making your purchases*
We have added this season to our already Extensive Business the most
Complete Line of Millinery ever shown in Sumter. The same being under the
management of a
FIRST CLASS AKTIST, FROM NEW YORK,
who will be pleased at ail times to show our stylish assortment. All we ask is a
careful inspection. As regards prices, We Defy Competition.
OUR SPRING STYLES
Are unprecedented in magnificence and unrivaled in style, showing evidence of
thorough and artistic selection
In EMBROIDERIES AND WHITE GOODS our line is the most varied
and complete ever seen in this city.
Large assortment of Challis, Satine^ Outings, Summer Weight Flannels, Linen
Chambray s and other numerous wash fabrics in all the newest and most desirable colorings,
CompJete stock of Fast Black Hosiery, Silk Gloves and Mitts, from 25c. up.
We are sole agents for the celebrated Alexander Kid Gloves, in all Shades and Black.
Every Pair Warranted
A very large line of Mattings and Rugs, at prices to please all.
To our Friends, Patrons, and the public generally, we extend a most cordial invitation to visit The Palace Dry Good*
Emporium and Millinery Parlor.
Dress Making and Ladies' Underwear a Specialty.