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WEDNESDAY. JUNE 7, 1893.
Entered cathe Fast Office at Sumter, S
G., an Second Class Matter.
W. J. Rodney--Instantaneous.
Wi nth pop State Normal College.
County Board of Control-Notice.
Town Topics-Sis Months in flades.
Docker k Bultman-To the Housewife.
Peoples B. * L. A.-Mortgagee's Sale.
Estate of Hickson Ko!b-Administration.
Bisnopville B. k L. A.-Mortgagee's Sale.
Wants-House for Sale-Hay Rake for
Mrs. W. A. Pringle is T?siting relatives
Dr. 6w. W. Dick left this morning for a
vistt to the World'? Fair.
Miss Lotti.? Young, of Remberts is visiting
Kr*. E. K Rerobett
Mi*s Dell Walsh, of Boston, is visiting ia
the f amily of Gol. T. V. Wal?h.
Mr. S. H. Edmunds has gone to his father's
play talion io Richland for a few weeks rest.
<T?r Rr TT lambert bas returned from a
T?sit to bia, brother, Prof. A. G. Remoert, of
Spar Uro bar g.
Miss Harriet Kershaw returned on Friday
last, from Nashville, Tenn x where she bas
been attending college.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Brown have returned
to their home in this city after spending a
month rn the country.
Rev. A J. Stokes and daughter Miss Lalla,
are attending the commencement exercises of
the Colombia Female College.
Mrs. R. H. Baker and child left on Monday
for Alabama where they will spend the sum?
mer with relatives of Mr. B?ker.
Mr Louis Morris and family left this morn
iog for Washington, D. C., where they will
reside in future.
Mr. Horace Harby and Misses Carrie Moses
and Dulcie Moise left on Sunday on a trip to
the North,daring which the? visit the World's
Messrs H. C. and John DesChamps and F.
A. Batsman attended the n-ceprico given in
honor of the Darlington Guards on Thursday
Rev. John Kershaw and daughter, Miss
Harrie! are in Camden attending the farewell
meeting tendered Judge Kershaw by the bar
Miss Bessie Lee left on yesterday for Raleigh,
N. C to attend the commenrement exercises
of St. Marj's College, where Miss Marie Lee is
Mr C T. Mason, Jr., returned from Chi?
cago on last Thursday evening. He spent
seven days viewtng the wonders of the
Mrs. W. P. DeSaussure, mother of Mrs.
John Kershaw, who bas been visiting here
daring the past month bas returned to her
home in Charleston.
Mrs. C. R. Stubbs and Miss Lillian Hoyt
have gone over to Columbia to remain dur?
ing fbe commencement exercises of the Co?
lumbia Female College.
Miss -Emmie Saunders, of Hagood, is the
guest or Mrs. Horace Barby, lt will be wel?
come news to ber many friends to know that
abe will remain sometime.
Miss Anna McRee and Mr. Lot:is Myers of
"Wilmington, N. C-, who participated in the
"Meita CtaderiHa" entertainment last even?
ing, returned home this morning.
Miss Nannie E?is, who went to Texas about
two" yea rs ago to live with her brother, re
tastted borne a few days since, accompanied
by Mr. Lee Ellis, wbo left here more than 5ve
years ago when quite a boy.
Mr. Joel E. Bronson has gone to Des
Moites Iowa, to attend the meeting of the
Right Worthy Grand Lodge, I. 0. G. T.
Before returning be will visit Chicago and
the World's Fair.
Mr. A J. McCntchen, of Bisbopville, who
is attending the Presbyterian College of South
Carolina, Clinton, S. C . will be one of the
Marshalls on Commencement day, Jone lath.
We gratefully acknowledge an invitation to be
Misses Helen Rembert and Lois McDowell,
who bave made many friends here by their
charming manners and sweet faces, leave to?
day-the former to attend Commencement ex?
ercises at Spartanbnrg, the latter to her
home near Charlotte, N. C.-Union Times. '
Mr. W.B. Peebles leaves today for Colum?
bia where he goes lo enter the service of the
Register as city editor. Mr. Peebles hus been
the correspondent of tbe Kew* and Courier for
several years and local editor of the Sumter
Herald for the past six or eight months. In
both positions be bas shown exceptional abili?
ty as a news-gatherer, and that he is well
fitted for the position be is to fill no one who
knows him doubts.
THere bas-been a larger crowd than usual
for this time of year attending Court.
Mr. A. C. Pbelps.has been selected by the
?adarwriters to fill the third piace on the
boa r d of S reroas fers -
The pavilion at the park is rapidly nearing
completion, and the gronndsare being cleared
np and the trees trimmed.
Mr. J. Frank Pate has removed his place of
business from Liberty street/to the store
formerly occupied by Majewski, the baker.
Read Docker k Bultman's advertisement if
yon want to learn bow to make four cakes of
perfumed soap from one 5 cent cake of laundry
Mr. Tam Jones, a yoong roan employed in
Branson's sash door and blind factory, had
three fingers cut off yesterday. This is the
third time bis hand has been cot.
A twenty foot extension ts being added to
the C. S. k N. R. R. passenger depot and
offices. The addition will enlarge the offices
of the General Manager and Train Master.
Capt. J. A.Bornes, of Privateer has had his
Stock of spring chickens and young turkey?
considerably depleted by crows catching
them. This may bea common occurrence,
bat it has not yet been recorded by a news?
The Bethel High School, Mr. T. G McLeod,
principal, closes to-day, after a most success?
ful Session The school onder his manage?
ment bas prospered, and the patrons have
been eminently satisfied. A pis-nic ot the
papila, patrons and triends will be given at
Foxwortb's Mill to-morrow.
The C. 3. k N. R. R. is now selling round
trip tickets from Sumter and Darlington to
Sullivan's Island for $3 00. Th? tickets are
on sale on Saturday afternoons and are good
to return ontil the following Monday, thus i
enabling parties, who d?sir?, to spend a pleas?
ent day at the sea shore and ret J rn to their
business on Monday morning.
Maj. Marion Moise chairman of com
?itt LL. working for the establishment
of the new Cotton Mill bas appointed Messrs.
Altamont Moses, Abe Rytt'enherg W. M.
Graham, R. P. Monaghan and W. A. Bow?
man a committee to solicit subscriptions to
the capital of tbe mill.
The Foartb-Regiment Band Orchestraadded
new laurels to its wreath of fame and made
numerous new friends ort last Thursday night
when it famished the music at the reception
given by tbe people of Darlington in honor
of tbe Darlington Guards. It is not out of
place lo ask, just bere, what the people of
Sumter purpose doiog about raising a
subscription to aid the band?
The report of a law suit by the heirs of the
late Josiah Wilder to recover possession of the
Store occupied by Brown A Chandler and
owned by A. S. k W. A. Brown turns out to
be all moonshine, Mr. Brown bad heard noth?
ing of the mythical suit until publication of
the rumors, and be has the opinion of several
of the best lawyers here that bis titles art !
An attempt was made on Monday afternoon
to have a game of ball between a club com- i
posed of employees of the CS AN. R. R.
and a picked nine of clerks, but after playing '
several innings some of the players got mad
and quit. The C. S. k N. beys had the best
of the game while it lasted, however. There
is plenty of good material here and it isa pity
that we don't have good ball playing.
A little negro around town about twelve
years old, known BS Mauser Campbell, while
attempting to ja mp on a C. S. k N. freight j
Tuesday, fell between two cars aDd had !
one foot terribly mashed under the wheels. ;
His foot will probably be amputated. He has
been habitually loafing around the depot
yard and stealing rides oa the trains, and ;
bas been driven off by the yardmen more
than once, consequently he has himself to
thank that be will never be called upoa t? '
??erk the public highway.
The infant child of Mr. J. N. Spanof jr.,
died on Monday, and was interred bj the
side of its mother in the Sumter Cemetery, on
?r. W. C. McCatbern of the Spring Hill
neighborhood, died oo last Wednesday of heart
disease after a brief illness.
Mr. T. D. Chandler, of this city, received a
telegram on last Tbursday from bis brother,
Rey. S. E. Chandler, of Sherman, Texas, an?
nouncing the death of bis wife on the pre?
ceding day. Rev. Mr. Chandler had been
married but a few months.
Mrs. Mattie C. Smith, nee Moorer, wife of
Mr. E. D. Smith, of Lyuchburg, died at the
home of her mother, Mrs. M H. Moorer, St.
Georges, S. C., on Monday moruing.
There will be service in St. Phillip's
Church, Bradford Springs, next Sunday at
11:30 A. M.
Rev. W. C. Power, P. E., will fill the
pulpit of the Methodist Church in this city on
next Sunday instead of preaching at Wedge?
field HS previously announced. He will till
the Wedgefield appointment on the second
Education at Smithville.
Rev. J.Walter Kenney desires the announce?
ment umde that there will be a meeting in
the interest of education held at Smithville,
this county, on Saturday, June 10th. The
meeting will be called to order at 4 o clock
P. M. Addresses wil! be made by mon inter?
ested in educational wnrk. All friends of ed?
ucation are requested lo be present.
The Institute commencement will be held
on the morning of June 14th, and the follow?
ing young ladies will be graduated : Misses
Mamie Dove, Kate Durant, Sara Durant, An?
tonio Gibson, Lucie Graham, Bessie McFad
din. Leda McLeod, Linnie McLaurin, Mary
Miller, Alice Myers, Eva Pierson, Emmie
Smith, Annie Lou Tufts, Mary Yeadon. Thi3
w?i? be the first commencement held in the
morning, and it is confidently expected that
the change will be pleasing io the friends and
patrons of the Institute
The annual concert will be held on the
evening of the 13th, and the Alumnae Recep?
tion on the evening of the 14th. -
Commencement at Patrick Military
Snnday morning, June 11th, Commence?
ment Sermon by Rev. R. N. Welle, D. D., of
Charleston, S. C.
Tuesday moruing, June 13th, Battalion
Tuesday evening, Joint Debate of the Lite?
Wednesday morning, June 14'h, Orations
by members ot the Graduating Class and an
Address by Hon. Samuel Dihble, of Orange
burg, S C. Awarding Certificats and Con?
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Tbe Institute for white teachers opens July
3rd, at Ila. m., to continue dunne th?
week. Sessions will be held in Graded
Faculty : Mr. J. B. Duffie, Mr. L. S.
McSwain and Miss Gertrude Waddill.
Persons wishing certificates to teach will
be examined daring the afternoon, and those
wishing renewals may obtain them at the same
There will be several public lectures, at
night, by visitors.
Persons willing to entertain teachers are
requested to make it known to School Com?
missioner, W. J. Du Rant.
The Institute for colored teachers will open
June 26tb, and continue during the week.
Faculty : H. Pearson and Miss Savage.
A Modern Cinderilla.
The performance of ?'A Modern Cinderilla"
by borne talent last ?vening was witnessed by
a large and sympathetic audience. It was tbe
general verdict that the performance was very
creditable, espicially when the short time of
preparation is taken into consideration The
chief attraction of the evening was the
.'Minuet " The young ladies who took part
never looked prettier io their lives than on
this occasion, and the gentlemen with pow?
dered heads, black velvet and lace were a
handsome set of gallants.
The stage management, a difficult feat, with
such a large number of children to direct, was
A Visanska Concert.
?Miss Bertha Visanska, the young musician
of Columbia, whose talent bas excited the
wonder and admiration of all musicians who
have beard ber perform, will, on next
Monday evening, June 12tb, give a piano
recital in thi3 city for the benefit of
the Fourth Regiment Band. She will be as?
sisted by ber sister who bas q*ite a reputa?
tion as a violinist. Miss Visanska is but
fourteen years old. She gave a recital in
Columbia on last Wednesday evening, and the
State of the next day said :
"Miss Visanska's musical training war
begun ia Columbia under competent instruc?
tors, and since then she has been under the
tute.age of the most eminent masters of Amer?
ita, and at present is a pupil of the National
Conservatory of Music, New York city. That
she has proved tborooghly apt io the art of
music ber performance last night abundantly
demonstrated." * * Dr. Atkinson,
president of the College for Women, said after
last night's performance that be had never
beard any playiog to excel Miss Visanska's,
and was delighted with it. and Prof. Abell,
who has charge of the musical department of
the same institution said : "She's a little
genius, and her technique is perfect." It was
when Bertha Vjusanska was very young that
Mrs. Thurber, a wealthy lady of New York,
heard ber play, and at once saw that she pos?
sessed rare genius. She took her under her
patronage and has watched her development
closely. She bas always refused to allow the
child to play in concert until she had received
all the training possible in this country. This
now being accomplished she bas arranged for
her to appear in grand concert at the World's
Fair in Chicago, and she will shortly go there
to begin ht r engagement. Then a tour of
Europe and further training under European
masters will follow.
The best local talent in the city will assist,
and the entertainmeut promises to be one of
The concert givpn at the opera house last
Wednesday evening under the auspices of the
Sisters of Mercy was a most enjoyable occa?
sion. Everything passed of smoothly and
was pronounced by all a grand success.
The audience, numbering about three
hundred, was a most appreciative one.
The entire progrxm was most admirably
carried out. Both the vocal and instrumental
music was splendid, but we think special men?
tion should be made of Miss Collins in her
"Returns," Mrs. Teicher, "Merrily I Roam,"
and Miss Agnew, "Open Thy Lattice."
Miss Von Dohlen and Mr. Moran io their
classic selection, won the plaudits of the au?
The recitations were ail well rendered.
'.How Gr.-.ndmama Danced the Minuette," by
Miss Kwker, WR3 most artistically rendered,
and was decidedly the "cutest" thing of the
evening. The following was the program :
Orchestra-Piano, Miss E. Monaghan,
Chorus from 4'Semiram ide4'-Piano, Miss
Recitation-"How Grandrnama Danced the
Minuette," Miss Kuker.
Piano Duo-"Ketterer's Galop," by Misses
Marie Passadaigue and Susie Rodgers.
Vocal Solo-"Angel's Serenade, Miss N.
Collias; Mandolin Obligato, Mr. Moran;
Piano, Miss Susie Rodgers.
Trio-"Selection," Piano, Miss Monaghan ;
Cornet, Mr. Dennison ; Violin, Mr. Moran.
Vocal Solo-"Open Th) Lattice," Miss B.
Agnew ; Piano, Mis3 E Von Dohlen.
Piano Quartette-"Operatic F.mt.nsie," by
Misses Von Doblen, Weinberg, Ferguson and
Vocal Duet from Donizetti-Mrs. Teicher
and Miss L. Lynch ; Piaao, Miss E. Von
Classic Selection for Piano and Violin-Miss
Von Dohlen ; Violin, Mr. Moran.
Vocal Solo-"The Return," Miss N Col?
lins ; Piano Accompaniment, Miss K. Monag?
han j Violin, Mr. Moran.
Guitar Solo-Miss A. Lynch.
Vocal Solo-"Merrily 1 Roam," Mrs.
Teicher; with Orchestral Accompaniment,
.Piano, Miss Monaghan ; Orchestra.
The program closed with an Historical
Play, "Marie Antoinette," which was well
rendered and reflected credit on those who j
B-anenger, the Florence hotel man, was in
the city recently for the purpose of examining
th*- svs'ero of beatiug and ventilation used in, :
thc Graded School. ?
The Graded Schools.
The closing exercises of the Graded School
was held, for the first time, in the Assembly
hall of the new building on Friday morning.
There being no graduating class the program
was not leugtby, nor WHS the audience as
large as Sumter is accustomed to furnish on
such occasions. The large hall was, never?
theless, comfortably filled.
The program was as follows :
"To the Work"-Song, by the school.
Prayer by Rev. N. W. Edmunds.
"Over the Sea"-Song, by sixt?, seventh
and eighth grades.
"Sister and 1"-Recitation, by Mies Hattie
""Rehearsal''-Dialogue, by Misses Daisy
Bowman, Lydia Lee and Alice Karby, and
Masters George Simpson, Charles Pool and
Dollie's Wedding"-Recitation, by Miss
Virginia Harby, ?if the second grade.
"Kif Child"'-Recitation, by Miss Clemmie
Cleavland's Graud March-Piano Solo, by
Miss Laura Mood.
"Papa's Letter"-Recitation, by Miss Mat
tie>H amulet I.
"Grandma's Letter"-Recitation, by Miss
Hattie Lowry, of the first grade.
"Vacation Song"-By Virginia Harby,
Alma Stancil. Rebecca Brown, Harry Carter,
Warren Moise and George Warren, of the
"Examinations"-Recitation, hy Miss
"A Knight's Toast"-Recitation, by Clifton
"A Boy's Pocket"-Recitation, by Charlie
Calisthenics, by children of the third grade.
"Bald Headed Man"-Recitation, by Miss
Mental Arithmetic, by children of the first
"Disciples of the Old Fashioned School' -
Recitation, by Cecil Wilson.
"Never Say Goed-Bye"-Song, by fifth,
sixth and seventh grades.
"View of a Little Girl's Life in a Hotel"
Recitation, by Miss Anita Harby.
Hon. Altamont Moses, Chairman of the
Board of Commissioners, made a few remarks
commending the school asa its work to the
interest of the community, and aunounced
that the board had, at a meeting on the pre
ceeding night, re-elected the entire corps of
Superintendent Duffie concluded the exer?
cises by reading the annual roll of honor, as
Bessie Lee, Stoma Mood, Claude Steinmyer,
Susie Dickson, Willie Barrett, Daisy Hatfield,
Beulah Lynam, Mannie Dir.kins, Mary Biun
soo, Eugene Wilder, Emmie Whitemore,
Ros* Mood, Bell Dinkins, Tom Lynam, Alice
Harby, Marie Singleton, Gussie Harby, Harry
Pate, Armida Moses, Genie Hoyt, Annie Ly?
nam, Lu tie Wethers, Lizzie Gregg and Fan
Not absent nor tardy-Bessie Lee, Emma
Mood, Dinkins Spann, Larkin Jennings,
Claude Steinmyer, Willie Barrett, Annie Free?
land, Fannie Sumter, Mary Brnnson, Daisy
Hatfield, Willie Moise, Bell Dinkins, Julia
Schwerin, Emmie Wbittemore, Jennie Gibson,
Wiltoo Barnett, Charles Ryttenberg, Palmer
Commander, Rosa Mood, Louise Rhame.
At the meeting of the Board of Commis?
sioners of the Graded School, on last Thurs?
day, Rev. C C. Brown aud Mr. R. 0. Purdy
retired, and Dr. J. A. Mood and Mr. W. F.
Rhame were elected to fill the places made
Mr. Altamont Moses was re-elected chair?
man of the board.
The Board as now conptituted is Altamont
Moses, chairman ; Joel E. Brnnson, J. A.
Mood, W. F. Rhame and Mayor B. G. Pierson,
The entire corps of teachers of both the
white and' colored schools were re-elected for
the ensuing year.
Another teacher will be needed in the white
school next session, but nothing was done
towards filling the place. At the proper time
the board will advertise for applications.
The fiuances of the board were found to be
in a satisfactory condition, and the" next
scholastic year will be entered upon nuder the
most favorable conditions.
Mrs. Lee C. Harby.
Mrs. Lee C Harby, a daughter of the late
Man E. Cohen, of this city, and a sister of
Mrs Altamont Moses, is one of the well-known
contributors to the best magazines. Her arti?
cles, whether fiction, biography, historical or
local sketches, are always marked by a charm
and grace of diction that all readers admire.
The leading afticle in the current number of
Godey's Magazine, is a novel-' Judy Robin?
son, Milliner," by Mrs. Harby. It is a fresh,
bright story, well told, in which sentiment,
pathos and humor are mingled in charming
proportions. One or two bits of description
are gen: like in beauty.
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Last Friday while a little son of Mr. J. J.
Muldrow, of E)lk>tt9, about two years old,
and who had been unwell for sometime, was
playiog in tbe yard, bis mother cal ?ed him
in to give bim a dose of oil. The little fel?
low did not want the oil and resisted taking it.
His mother finally succeeded in getting him
to take the medicine. He soon went into
convulsions and died io less than an hour.
Herald, June 3.
The June Term of Court assembled on Mon?
day morning with Judge T. B. Fraser on the
The following is a Hst of the true bills
banded in by tbe Grand Jury, and the ver?
dicts in those tried :
The State vs. William Davis-Larceny of
livestock. True bill.
The State vs. Joe Howell-Burglary and
larceny. Guilty, with recommendation to
The State vs. Lawrence Riley-Privily
stealing from the person. True bill.
The State vs. Caleb Wilson-Housebreak?
ing and larceny. True bill.
The State vs. Major Holmes-Larceny of
The State vs Jack Mcliwain-Assault and
battery with intern to kill. True bill.
The State vs. Jeff Townsend and Robert
Munnerlyn-Malicious trespass. True bill.
The State vs. John Grady and Robert An?
drews-Grand larceny. Not guilty as to An?
drews ; mistrial as to Grady.
The St*te vs. Willie Davis-Larceny of live
stock. Plead guilty.
The State vs. Hector Pearson-Assault with
intent to kill. Guilty. Pearson is the
negro who shot Mr. Hemby Smith.
The State vs Henry Prescott-House-break?
ing and larceny. Trial fixed for 8tb.
The State vs. Washington Lee-House?
breaking and larceny. Not guilty.
The State rs. James Bracy-Resisting an
officer and aggravated assault and battery.
The State vs. Lawrence King-Petty Lar?
The presentment of Grand Jury hag not yet
been made, bur. it is currently reported that
ex-Auditor Thomas' books were found to
contain a number of errors, and that their
condition would be called to the attention of
The Grand Jury spent yesterday afternoon
in examining the evidence in the case of the
State vs. H. R. Thomas-Fraud at primary
election and perjury in connection therewith.
A number of witnesses were examined, Col.
J. J. Dargan among the number. The exam?
ination of witnesses was contiuued this room?
At 4:30 o'clock, p. m., the Grand Jury,
after spending the entire day on the case, took
a recess, having postponed further action
until the n*xt tenn of the Court, for the want
of evidence to make out a case.
The last business meeting of the year will
be held bv the Y. M. C. A. ou Thursday ev?
ening at 8:20 P. M.
The driven fire wells put down several
years ago by the city council, not being need?
ed since the establishment of the water works,
the piping has been taken up and sold.
Mr. II. B. Bloom, superintendent of the
water works, states that the discussion of his
shutting off the water on the night the
O'Donnell barn was burned has been carried I
to an extent not anticipated, lie shut (.ii the j
water bec-ause nr. one seemed to be in clmrge. j
He says the water is perfectly free for use at
fires, and that the matter rests entirely at the ?
discretion of the board of fire masters.
Why take all kinds of medicines tor th? !
liver, when Glenr> Springs Water rs a enf'*? i
and pleasant remedy. For sale by W R. I
A big lot of envelopes and business station- ?
erv has just been received at the WiUchmaii !
?? Southron Job office. Now is the time to ?
place your orders. Stationery is expected to I
advance at least 20 per cent, oefor? Spring.
Glenn Springs Water rs sold on draught :
and by the case, by W. R. Delgur, Jr.
To cleanse the system of malaria in a gen- ;
tie and pleasant way use Glenn Springs ;
Water You tau get :t tri Dr. J. H. VV. De
Card of Thanks.
Tbe Sisters of Merer rrturn thanks to the
Sumter Orchestra for their services rendered
on the evening of the Concert, and thank the
public generally for their interest in the same.
The annual meeting of the lot holders of
the Sumter Cemetery Association will be
held at the office of Col. T. V. Walsh, on
Monday afternoon, June 12:h, at six o'clock.
A full and punctual attendance is desired.
J. B. ROAC?, W. H. YATES,
President. Sec. and T'r.
Wreck on A. C. L.
The A. C. L. freight No 83 having a heavy
train last night had tn "double" up Wnteree
bill. Some cats of the first section in going
up the hill broke loose and ran into the second
section breaking a few bumpers and knocking
trucks from under a car or two. The wreck?
ing train was soon on the ground and cleared
the track for regular trains to run through on
time. No one WH3 hurt.
The Ominty Board of Control.
Messrs. E. M. Pitts, R. M. Wilson and R.
A. Frierson, members of the County Board of
Control, met and organized on last Saturday.
Mr. Pitts was elected chairman. The board
decked to recommend the appointment of an
assistant to the dispenser, a book-keeoer and
a porter. The 19th instant was appointed
the date to meet and consider the petitions of
applicants for the position ef County Dis?
penser, and propositions to rent a store suit?
able for the dispensary.
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Express Money Orders.
The Express Office here is now equipped for
transacting the money order business. Orders
issued in any amount from Si to $50. Rates
graded from 5c. for Si to ?5, to 20cts for
$50. These orders are safe, the Company
furnishing duplicates in case of loss of original
order, and orders are good wherever present?
ed. Any office at which an order is present?
ed will pay same-io fact any Express
Company, in this country or Europe will cash
these orders upon the proper identification of
the party presenting same.
Thirty Years of Faithful Service.
Mr. WT. M McIntosh, Sr., the gentleman
referred to below, was formerly a citizen of
Sumter County and married a daughter cf the
late Col. John C. Rhame, who was at one
time Sheriff of this county. Mr. Mcintosh
moved to Florida io October, 3 8r4, and the
official commendation, of his conduct
in the important position of chief clerk it the
Comptroller's office will be gratifying to bis
old friends in this county.
In the report of'Chairman Gaskius of the
special committee to investigate the offices of
the Comptroller and Treasurer, we find the
following! inserestitig item concerning the
Chief Clerk of the Comptroller's office :
It is the duty of toe chief clerk to issue
warrants. During the year 1892, be issued
about 7,000 warrants ard the same number of
duplicate warrants. Before a warrant can
be issued, the amount of the account must ba
verified and endorsed ready for filing, then
the warrant is issued in daplicate,one in a per?
manent record book, and one to be delivered
or sent to the; party to whom the account is
payable. A letter of transmittal must be
prepared, and the warrant mailed in nearly
every case, as very few warrautsare called for
in person. In addition to this, each warrant is
entered in two separate books, and the
amounts under each head of expenditure
ascertained, checked and verified with the
total amount of warraots issued.
To do this tbe clerk must be thoroughly
familiar with the provisions of the different
statutes under which warrants are issued, as
the particular statute must be referred to
definitely in each warrant, with the Section
and Chapter. It is also necessary that he
should be an expert and accurate accountant.
When you consider the millions of dollars
for which tbe present cierk bas drawn war?
rants upon the State Treasurer and the fact
that every committee appointed to examine
this office ic the thirty years that be has
occupied this position has, after an actual
examination found his work to be correct and
accurate, you can appreciate the value of his
services. The chief clerk is Mr. W. M.
McIntosh, Sr.-St. Augustine (Fla.) Press.
IONIA, 3. C., Jone 6th, 1893.
Mr. Editor : We are having a fine season,
and the crops are growing, consequently the
farmers are happy.
Mrs. J. W. Weldon is quite sick, she is not
expected to lire.
Mr. Johnnie Weldon ie borne from Woford
Mr. J. Ed Stuckey has a very fine field of
corn, the best I have seen.
Oats are being harvested} yield, ?bout
Mr. J. F. Boykin is still looking fer his
1 think, from all appearances, there will be
some weddings here when the weather turn?
colder. PLOW BOY.
Dots From Manville.
Mr. Editor: Seeing letters weekly, from
numerous parts of the county, but none from
this section, the thought has occurred to me,
that perhaps a few items from this neighbor?
hood might prove interesting.
Several cool and refreshing rain3, have
blessed our community recently.
The farmers have been busy planting out
potato draws, and garden plants, for late gar?
dens. The fruit outlook is fioe, in some or?
chards the apples are rosy red.
It ha? been quite a sickly Spring, dysentery
has been prevalent around here, resulting
fatally in some cases.
This is one of the best business centres in
the county, four stores on a line, within a
mile of each other and ali prospering. Mr.
McKinnon. at McKaiu's, Rettenberg at Rose
Hill, who also has a water mill and public
gin, and bas replaced the burnt stable, with
fine new ones; .Messrs. N, Barnett & Bro., at
Manville, the post office, who also have a pub?
lic gin, and a neat cottage, in place of old
one; Mr. W. N. Hammett at McCutchens X
Roads, who is also improving the newly set?
tled little place.
Dr. H. Stuckey, on the Bishopville road,
has the finest corn of any one in the commun?
Rev. R. O. Flion, pastor of Hepzibah and
Hebron Churches, boards with Mr. Sam
Fraser, whose place also presents a very
Farmers generally are through chopping
out cotton and have bright prospects for good
Thc neighborhood has been enlivened re?
cently by a visit from Mrs. B. A. Williams,
nee Miss Annie Hammett, and infant, ot
Richland County, to Mrs. T. J. McCutcheo,
her aunt, and her brother, Mr. W. N. Ham
Hepzibah Church is flourishing well under
the pastoiate of Rev. R O. Flinn, a theolog?
ical student, of Columbia, S. C.
Those who noticed McCutchen's X Roads
-now known as Swift City-a few years ago',
would not recognize it now, so great has been
the improvements owing to the efforts of
Mr. W. N. Hjimtnett, who resides there now,
with his family. Since the loss of his house,
by fire, in September last, they took refuge
in the two comfortable room*, attached to
his store. Besides the two nice stores, ooe of
which is to rent this fall, with rooms to it
also, there is a black-smith shop, a large and
commodious st.ible, built to accommod?t*
horse-drovers and travellers, and two fiuS
Mr. H. will build a dwelling house, some
time this year, ami lhere is strong talk cf
erecting soon, a public gin house, and also a
Mr. T. J. McCutcben bus one of the most
attractive and prettiest bornes iu the com?
Poultry is scarce, owing to cholera which
swept some yards almost clear.
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Shooting at Lynehwood.
A shooting occured at Lynchwood late las' [
Saturday evening which may prove fatal.
Mr. Thoma- K Watt?, brother of School |
Commissioner Watts, eliot M-r. John D. Be?
thune. <oii of Mr. Neal A. Bethune. Four
shots were fired, two of which took efi'-ct -
o-Tie in the knee, breaking the bo:ie, and the
other under one of the shoulder blades. The
.?hooting occurred on account of* some trouble
between Mr Watts' sister and Mv. Bethune
which had gone unavenged for some, time
.Mr. Watt?, accompanied by his brother,
came in yesterday and gave himself up to the
Shenff. A warrant had* been sworn out by
Mr. T. R. Vi Infirme before Trial Justhe
Winkler, tint Mr. Watts came to Camden
without seeing the deputy wen5 out afier
Hf was committed toj^'ii to awairh?s tria?.
- Wattree Messenger
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Drink Glenn springs Water for sick head?
ache, indigestion ?nd general, debility. For
?alu bv ?Jr. A. J. China.
Or to the youn(j lady, or any
member of the family icho does
the shoppmy in this line :
If you buy your groceries, where
you have to keep your eyes wide
open, you will be caught napping
sometime?, however, watchful you
may be That isn't the way to go
about it. Buy them where your per?
sonal inspection ?6 unnecessary,
where what you don't see is sure to
be as good as what you do ; in short,
where a child can purchase with as
much safety as its mother. The
place to buy is where the best of
everything is kept ; where the worst
of everything is unknown, and where
inflated prices are not likely to be
asked. We keep that kind of a
place, as many here can testify. You
will always find seasonable goods
and delicacies in our stodk. Summer
is here, and the warm weather brings
a desire for cooling drinks. The fol?
lowing are all nice beverages : Quart
bottle Lime Fruit Juice, 40c, quart
bottle Matthew's Fruit Syrup
Lemon, Raspberry, Strawberry, Pine?
apple and Sherbet, 50c. These can
be made in a minute with cold water
and a little sugar, iuto a delightful
We keep every desirable grade
in Teas, which is a big item in our
business, particularly just at this
season. The large lot which we
spoke of several weeks ago as com?
ing in, has arrived. We will sell you
now a very good Young Hyson at
25c. per lb., which you'll find nice
for iced Tea ; Gunpowder 40c. to
60c ; extra strong English Breakfast
at 50c ; Moyune ??yson, and Oolong
at 50c. to *T5cl per lb. Have you
ever tried Ile No Tea, put up in 10c ,
20c , 40c and Y5c packages? ?&
O Tea 75c. per lb. Try our Tea<>
and you'll say here is the place to
Do you know why housewives
don't bollier themselves about soap 1
There is a reason why they shouldn't,
but perhaps it hasn't occurred to you,
they don't need to worry concerning
soap, because, indispensable and
useful as it is, the only way to make
it cheaper, would be to give it away
to consumers for nothing; but most of
these very cheap soaps, either in
Laundry or Toilet, are po good
Everybody appreciates the import?
ance of using a pure soap, purity of
soap is essential to health. "CopCo"
is a white, floating soap, the very
thing for baby's bath, and all toilet
uses. We handle a full line of Col?
gate's soaps. We are offering a soap
which is uothingbut soap-rto med?
icine in it-pure soap, bfg cake for
5c, and owiog to its peculiar shape,
it will lather quicker than the ordi?
nary shaped cakes ; it just fits the
haud, and thus permits you to hold it
firmly, when wet and slippery ; it
will dry harder and better on account
of its shape, as the air can more freely
circulate around it. Cut the cake
through the middle, you'll have two
pieces either doing as much washing
as au ordinary 5c cafee. Cut it in
four pieces, you'll have a perfumed
soap of convenient size aud shape
for handwashing or ordinary toilets
use. This soap bas no alkali, doer?
not chap or redden the skin, nor in?
jure the most delicate fabric, either
in hot or cold water. We are dis?
playing an especially fine assortment'
of Toilet Soaps, including Pear's
scented at 25c, and unscented ai 15c
The shopper should apply the
Rame principles to the parchase of
groceries as to the tran sanction of5
business and see what a difference it
will make in the family treasury at
the end irf the week. We have
made a success by keeping quality
up and prices down: From a stand?
point of economy it will be worth
vom- while to deal with us whether
\ou are rich or poor, buy little or
much, we'll see to it that you get
absolutely thc best of everything
there ia in ihe market.
.Always nice and frech, received
weekly. Try it and be up with the
times. Put up in T and - lb.
boxes ;. also a delicious line of Bon
Bons and Chocolates put 3p to order
in any Quantity or at retail.
DUCKER & BULTMAN,
Sumter, S. C*
-We are prepared to furnish you the very best litte* of
Outing, Mis?e, Percale and White
Mi ir ts
Atttie Very JLiOwost & if i<2 ? M #
Our line of
: : : Summer Suits : : :
ARE THINGS OF BEAUTY AND A JOY TC* THE WEARER^
Scarfs, - - Ties, - - Bows?
? large and complete stock of these beauties at rock botte?f
Special Line of Pants.
Our special line of PANTS are sold way below the regular price7 ?nd the Qualify canti?? B?
matched for the mon?j;
TRUNKS, VALISES) SATCHEL 8,
All First Class Goods at hard time prices. Give t?& a ??ll and sa?#
money. . *
Corner Main and Liberty' Street,
WE ?KE NOW RECE?V??Gf
ONS OF THE LARGEST
SPRING IND SUMMER GOODS,
Wc feat? ever offered, consisting of
Outings and Zephyr Gingham^
Notions, Novelties, &a
A Choice Xjine of"
Monroe Bros.9 Ladies9 Fine Shoes,
We keep a full supply of Fancy Family Groceries and a large stocfc
of Heavy Plantation Supplies,
Thanking crtir friends for past favors an? solicitiftg further
patronage. We remai?
SITMTEM, S. C.