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WEDNESDAY. JUNE 7, 1893.
Entered cathe Fast Office at Sumter, S G., an Second Class Matter. IS? ADVERTISEMENTS. J. ?^^pAa?-Bicycles. 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 Sale. , Personal. Mrs. W. A. Pringle is T?siting relatives in Charleston. 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 Fair. Messrs H. C. and John DesChamps and F. A. Batsman attended the n-ceprico given in honor of the Darlington Guards on Thursday night. Rev. John Kershaw and daughter, Miss Harrie! are in Camden attending the farewell meeting tendered Judge Kershaw by the bar of Camden. 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 a student. Mr C T. Mason, Jr., returned from Chi? cago on last Thursday evening. He spent seven days viewtng the wonders of the World's Fair. 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 present. 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 soap. 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? paper. 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 ! without Saw. 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. Death. 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 yesterday morning. ?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. Beligious. 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 Sunday. 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. Institute Commencement. 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 Institute. Snnday morning, June 11th, Commence? ment Sermon by Rev. R. N. Welle, D. D., of Charleston, S. C. Tuesday moruing, June 13th, Battalion Drill. Tuesday evening, Joint Debate of the Lite? rary Societies. 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? ferring Diplomas mmm i i -i - Teachers' Institutes Tbe Institute for white teachers opens July 3rd, at Ila. m., to continue dunne th? week. Sessions will be held in Graded School budding. 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 time. 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 excellent. 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 rare excellence. The Concert. 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? dience. 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 Von Dohlen. 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. Recitation-Miss Spann. 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 C. O'Connell. Vocal Duet from Donizetti-Mrs. Teicher and Miss L. Lynch ; Piaao, Miss E. Von Dohlen. PART II. 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. Recitation-Miss Philips. 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 participated. 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 Ryttenberg. ""Rehearsal''-Dialogue, by Misses Daisy Bowman, Lydia Lee and Alice Karby, and Masters George Simpson, Charles Pool and Gus Martin. Dollie's Wedding"-Recitation, by Miss Virginia Harby, ?if the second grade. "Kif Child"'-Recitation, by Miss Clemmie Fuller. 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 second grade. "Examinations"-Recitation, hy Miss Octavia Hill. "A Knight's Toast"-Recitation, by Clifton Moise. "A Boy's Pocket"-Recitation, by Charlie Horst. Calisthenics, by children of the third grade. "Bald Headed Man"-Recitation, by Miss Julia Schwerin. Mental Arithmetic, by children of the first grade. "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 teachers. Superintendent Duffie concluded the exer? cises by reading the annual roll of honor, as follows : 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 nie Sumter. 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 vacant. 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, ez-officio. 9 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. - ma .*..?. - - Strange Death. 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. Court. The June Term of Court assembled on Mon? day morning with Judge T. B. Fraser on the bench. 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 mercy 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 livestock. Guilty. 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. Not guilty. The State vs. Lawrence King-Petty Lar? ceny. Guilty, 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 court. 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? ing. 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 Delgar, Jr. 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 ioruie'3. 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. Cemetery Association. 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. --i i i -? - 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. --i-m~-+^--^mMm^-~ 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 Items. 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 College. Mr. J. Ed Stuckey has a very fine field of corn, the best I have seen. Oats are being harvested} yield, ?bout half crop. Mr. J. F. Boykin is still looking fer his Beckey Ann. 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? ity. Rev. R. O. Flion, pastor of Hepzibah and Hebron Churches, boards with Mr. Sam Fraser, whose place also presents a very thrifty appearance. Farmers generally are through chopping out cotton and have bright prospects for good crops. 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 met. 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 wells 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 canning factory. Mr. T. J. McCutcben bus one of the most attractive and prettiest bornes iu the com? munity. Poultry is scarce, owing to cholera which swept some yards almost clear. 'VIVA." ---.???. III ? - 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 him. Hf was committed toj^'ii to awairh?s tria?. - Wattree Messenger - - . ? ? - mi Drink Glenn springs Water for sick head? ache, indigestion ?nd general, debility. For ?alu bv ?Jr. A. J. China. To the Housewife 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 drink. Iced Tea 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 buy. SOAPS 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 a cake. Fine Groceries* 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. ? Tennyh Candy. .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. Respectfully, 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 prices* 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; Travelers Supplier TRUNKS, VALISES) SATCHEL 8, All First Class Goods at hard time prices. Give t?& a ??ll and sa?# money. . * Respe????lft rown ~ Corner Main and Liberty' Street, SPRIGG l?&Sl WE ?KE NOW RECE?V??Gf ONS OF THE LARGEST ?AND BEST SELECTED ^---OF SPRING IND SUMMER GOODS, Wc feat? ever offered, consisting of t?s Outings and Zephyr Gingham^ Notions, Novelties, &a -ALSO A Choice Xjine of" Monroe Bros.9 Ladies9 Fine Shoes, and Slippers. 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? Respectfully,) A. Brow? SITMTEM, S. C.