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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 cha/ge. *.r Board Sekx>l Commissioners?Notice to Personal. ^ -Wi C: WiHisof Darlington was in the Ifjfcf&G week* 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 5*';S?>?ervm6t evening. ?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 a doubt. 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. h 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. Commfmcement. 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. Handsome Souvenir. 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. Death. 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. 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 months. 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 Superintendent, $3,001.19. Of which paid colored teachers, $996.14. salaries. 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 by pupils Colored teachers. 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 IKCOTtfE. 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 $4,517 32 Deficiency, 482 68 $5,000 00 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. SXTBXOlTOaES. 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 $5,000 00 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. Educational Dots. 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 JeclaHjation. 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. Hop. 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 ioor. _ 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 heretofore. Just in Season. Fragrant Mosquito Dispelltng Mixture. . A ew drops on garment or pillow is sufficient, ta wardrobes it keeps away moths?25c >ottle. 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 eaik 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 June. 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 tion. 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 Teaching. 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 $165.00 for the entire sessioni Refrigerators?Durant & Belitzer. Wire stands for rots?Durant & Belitzer. Hanging Vases at Durant & Belitzer. . Wire Trellises at Durant k Belitzer. Cleanable Refrigerators?Durant k Belitzer ?i^^ No need to take those big cathartic pills ; ooMof Dr. J. H. McLean's Liverand Kidney Pillets is quite sufficient and more agreeable. New style Flower Pots?Durant k Belitzer. Cleanable Refrigerators?Durant* Belitzer. Cleanable Refrigerators?Durant k Belitzer. Its Excellent Qualities Commend to public approval the California liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs. It is pleasing to the eye, and to the taste and gent ly acting on the kidneys, liver and bowels, it cleanses the system effectually, thereby pro moting the health and comfort of all who use it. Pre?ent$ 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 ?SO THAT? PURE BLOOD, REFRESHING SLEEP, HEALTH and STRENGTH NATURALLY FOLLOW. 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. FOB RENT. 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. PAINTING. 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 a specialty. 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 after application. INGRAM k MANNING, Attorneys at Law, Sumter, S. C. March 5 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 purchasers. 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 IN MADRAS, inns 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* May 28. AT? Schwartz Brothers* AND 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. N D OUR SPRING STYLES S IMS 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. WARTZ BROS April 9 Dress Making and Ladies' Underwear a Specialty.