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WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, IS02.
E't'.redaztkc F?ti Office at Sumter,S
i) . as Second Class Matter.
O'Donne?l ? Co.?Parasol Sale.
Bank of Snmter?Quarterly State
J. Eyttenberg & Sons.?Summer
Goods at Cost.
Miss Rosa Gillespie has returned to
Mr. Geoge D. Shore has returned
Mr. J7 H. Burns, of Camden, spent
Sunday in the city.
Mr. Joe Auld was at home last week
for a few days stay.
Miss Julia Stiles, of Eastover, is in
the city, visi ting relatives.
Miss Mena Gaillard, of DuRants, is
visiting Miss Mary Carson.
Miss Emma McGrew is visiting
friends in Orangeburg county.
Mr. Lucius L. Bultmann, of Colum
bia, was in the city last week.
Miss Matti? Gerald, of Camden, vis
ited the Misses Pate last week.
Miss Sarah Seay, of Columbia, is
;the guest of Mrs. John T. Green.
Miss Helen Breedeo, of Bennetts
viiie, is visiting friends in Sumter.
'Capt, A. C. Phelps, of Columbia, is
spending a few few days in the city.
Mr. Eb. Wells, of Orangeburg, was
among the- visitors to the tournament.
Col. James Stubbs, of Bennettsville,
visited relatives in the city last week.
Mrs. C. Weston McGrew has return
ed from a visit/ to OrangebuTg county..
Miss Maggie Sadler, of Rock Hill, '
is .visiting lier sister, Mrs. Stevenson.
Gen. E. W. Moise and family have
gone to Snllivans' Island for the sum
Mr. M. F. Nixon, of Columbia, was
in the city, to take in the tourna
Mr. and Mrs. Altamont Moses ar
rived home yesterday from Portland,
Mrs. H. J. Henaies and son. Waiter,
of Columbia, are visiting relatives in
Mr. Claude Harvin, of Harvin,
Clarendon county, was in the city
Miss Ella Davis, of Bishopville, was
among the visitors to the firemen's
* Miss Withers and Miss DeLoach, of
Camden, were among the visitors at the
Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilie Suolar, of
Tarboro, N. C, are visiting at Mr. S.
Mrs. Ferd Levi returned from Wash
ington several days ago after a stay of
I two months.
Miss Lizzie Plowden, of Clarendon
<jounty, spent a few days in Sumter
'the past week.
Miss Belle Dinkins, who has been
visiting in Rock Hill, returned home
Mr. W. C. Stoy, of Augusta, Ga., a
veteran fireman, was in the city for two
days last week.
Mr. Herbert A. Moses came over
from Columbia Tuesday to attend
Messrs. J. H. Burns and M. L.
Smith were among the visitors from
Camden last week.
Mrs. C. EL Green and Miss Lula
Boy kin, of Camden, are spending a
few days in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. John Antley, of St
Matthews, were in the city last Thurs
day, visiting friends.
Miss Leora Blandi ng, of Lexington,
*Ky., is spending a few days with Mr.
and Mrs Mark Seynolds.
Mr. Charlie DuFont, of Orangeburg,
was in the city Tuursday, attending
the firemen's tournament.
The family of Mr. Richard I. Man
ning left yesterday for their sum
mer home in Saluda, N. C.
Mr. John T. Antley, of St. Mat
thews, after spending several days in
the city, has returned home.
CoL Richard A. Williams, of
Charleston, Great Chief of Records
of the Red Men, is in the city.
Miss Roberta Mack, one of St.
Matthews' m ose charming belles, was
in the city Thursday, visiting friends.
Misses Sallie Alexander and Belle
Osteen were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. E: ?. Reardon during the tour
Assistant Chief of the Charleston
Fire Department Behrens and Mr. M.
Grace were in the city, attending the
Mr. E. D. Niles, of the Camden
Chronicle, who took in the tourna
ment, paid this- office a pleasant
visit last Thursday. -
Among the graduates of the Colum
bia Female College this year was Miss
Eva Stuckey, ? of Bishopville, who
graduated with honors.
| Miss Emma Mood, who has been
spending several months with her sis
ter, Mrs. W. R. Scarborough, of
Bishopville, has returned to Sumter.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Ferrell and
daughter, Lucile, who have been living
in this city for a year or more, left
last week for their home at Paces, Va.
Among the South Carolina teachers
attending the Southern summer school
at Knoxville, Tenn., appears the
name of Miss Lena Kirkley, of Sum
Capt. George A. Shields, Mr.
Charles Narey and former Sheriff
Cathcart, of Columbia, were among the
visitors who were in the city last
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Edmunds and
Miss Sadie Davis went to Camden
yesterday to attend the funeral of Mr.
J. Dos. Davis who died at El Paso,
Texas, a few days since.
Dr. C. P. Osteen and wife and Dr.
N. G. Osteen and wife, of Darlington,
attended the firemanic festivities,
and were the guests of their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Osteen.
The many friends of Capt. R. A.
Brand are gratified at his promotion
to the position of general freight
agent of the first division of the At
lantic Coast Line. Capt. Brand is
still a young man and his steady rise
from the bottom to his present high
position in the A. C. L. service leads
his friends to hope that he will even
tually reach the top. ?
Mr. John Kennedy, who has been
with the Lnkens Lumber Co. for a
number of years' has been employed
by McLaurin & Sizer to run a planing
mill at Magnolia.
Eev. Henry Harris Covintgon, rec
tor of the Church of the Holy Com
forter, of Sumter, with his bride, has
been spending a few days with rela
tives in town, says the Democrat, of
Miss Annie Ewell left Monday night
for home, via Columbia and Norfolk,
where a few days will be spent at each
place. She will return from New
York the usual time to resume her
duties at the Sumter School of Music.
Bamberg Herald : Rev. C. C. Brown,
of Sumter, who delivered the literary
address to the Fitting School students
Monday, was born in Barnwel! and as
a former part of the county Bamberg's
citizens are justly proud of him. He
made a most favorable impression by
his address, and our people generally
regretted that his stay among us was
so short. He returned home Tuesday,
The many friends of Hon. Samuel
Dibble, of Orangeburg, will be glad
to learn that he has returned home
very much improved in health. For
several months he has been in Phila
delphia under medical treatment.
His improvement is very marked' and
it. is expected that, with proper . care,
he will recover his old strength' again.
Maj. and Mrs. H. F. Wilson are
spending the sumnfer in Henderson
viUe, N. C.
Mr. D. J. Chandler has gone to
Indiantown, Williamsburg county, to
spend a week or ten days.
Cadets Guy Warren and Marion
Scott are at home i rom the Citadel to
spend the summer vacation.
Next Wednessay is Senatorial cam
paign day at Sumter.
A snake was killed Monday night in
the lobby of the postorhce. Where
it came from is a mystery.
There will be a meeting of Delgar
Reel Squad ~at 6.15 p. m., today
Wednesday. All members are request
ed to be present.
The street tax delinquents are being
rounded up by Officer Smith who has
been detailed for this duty, and tax
dodgers are being made to pay up or
work out the tax on the streets.
The regular weekly. concert on the
Graded School square will be given
this week by the Second Regiment
Band on Wednesday instead of Friday
There is one thing that Lee county
can boast of .and that is it has as fine
roads as any county in the State, says
the Bishopville Vindicator.
The longest day of the year has
passed and each successive one is a
! little shorter than the preceding.
The nights get what the days lose.
There are forty-eight different spe
cies of the house fly, and each one of
them uses the polished pate of the
bald-headed man for a skating rink.
The storm on Thursday night did no
serious damage in the country sur
rounding this city, and no reports of
storm damage have come in from other
parts of the county.
Camden was represented at the tour
nament in great force. Besides the large
crowd who came in Wednesday evening,
the Northwestern train on Thursday
brought 220 excursionists.
The great success of the Game Cock
Firemen's 'tournament has inspired the
Florence people to begin an agitation
to have one in that place in Septem
The two reel squads received 81S6.50
each as net profit from the grand
stands. The two squads shared the
expense of erecting the stands and the
profit on the enterprise is a welcome
addition to their reserve funds.
Telephone franchises in this city are
in demand?the Bell people have been
working for one tooth and toe-nail for
two months or more, and on Saturday
an application for a franchise was filed
in behalf of a Chicago concern.
The County Board of Control will
consider the establishment of a beer
dispensary in this city on July 7th.
The board wants to ascertain the senti
ment of the community on this matter
before taking action on the applica
tion for the privilege.,
Crops throughout this county are
suffering for rain. Early corn has been
considerably damaged and a few, mere
days of such extremely hot weather
accompanied by dry winds will blight
the once encouraging outlook for a
fine yield of corn.
The Southern Bell Telephone and
Telegraph Co. has nine men in the
city who are only waiting on the City
Council to ratify the ordinance grant
ing the franchise to begin the work
preliminary to the establishment of
the local exchange.
McDonald Furman, Privateer, writ
ing to the Charleston News and Cou
rier, says: "A y?ung man of this
township who attended the campaign
in Sumter remarked that self-praise
was half scandal, and some of the can
didates' speeches were whole scandal. "
Mr. W. Y. Fair, of Newberry, has
been in the city several days this week,
for the purpose of getting the work
started on raising the macadam pave
ment on Main street, between Liberty
and Republican. It is proposed to
raise the pavement by the addition of
four inches of new macadam.
Success of Sumter Boys.
Charleston, June 27.?The many
friends of Mr. F. M. Mikell, former
ly of Sumter, will be glad to hear of
his recent promotion to be assistant
manager of the Royal Insurance Com
The 'Lancashire" having gone out
of business in this country, its former
manager for the United states, Mr.
Milton Dargan, also a Sumter boy,
has received the appointment of gen
eral manager of the "Royal" of Eng
land, with headquarters at Louisville,
Ky., and to his old associate, Mr.
Mikell, he has tendered the position
of assistant manager, which has been
accepted to date from July L
Mr. Mikell's friends wish him all
success in his new position, feeling
assured.that he will fill it acceptably.
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For South Carolina: Wednesday, and
Thursday, fair and continued warm :
light, variable winds.
At 8.30 o'clock last evening, at the
residence of the bride's father, Capt.
Jno. Reid, Katie, and Chas. C. Brad
ley; of Rutledge, Missouri, were
united in marriage, Rev R. H. Jones,
officiating. The happy couple left
immediately for Rutledge, Missouri.
Miss Harriett D. Kershaw and Mr.
Herman D. Leiding were married on
June 18 at St. Michael's Church,
Charleston, by the rector, the Rev.
John Kershaw, who is the father of
the bride. The bride is well known
in Sumter, where she resided several
Boyd, the son of Mr. Samuel C.
Foxworth, died at 3 o'clock yesterday
morning after two weeks illness, aged 6
years. The funeral services were held
yesterday afternoon from the residence
on Calh?un street, Rev. W. A. Fairey
conducting the services.
The infant child of Mr. James D.
Blanding, Jr., died on Saturday after
noon after a brief illness. The funeral
services were held from the residence
on Sunday morning.
Death of Mr. J. D. Davis.
A telegram from El Paso, Texas,
brings the sad intelligence of the death
of Mr. J. DeSaussure Davis. Mr.
Davis was a brother of Mrs. S. H.
Edmunds and Miss Sadie Davis, of
this city. While Mr. Davis's home
was in Camden, he had friends here
who will learn with sorrow of his
death. The funeral services took
place in Camden on Monday after
Special services, preparatory to the
Lord's Supper, on Wednesday and
Thursday evenings, at 8.30 o'clock, in
the Lutheran Church.
Mr. Louis Bristow, pastor of the
Baptist Church at Wedgefield, has
been elected to represent the State
Baptist Young People's Convention in
the International Convention which
meets in Providence, R. I., next week.
Mr. Bristow is State Secretary for
South Carolina and he expects to go
Revival Services at Bartiette Street
A series of meetings began Monday
night at the Bartlette Street Baptist
Church in which Rev. W. B. Oliver
will do the preaching. The mosning
service begins at JO o'clock. Evening
service will be at 8.30.
To those who have heard Mr. Oliver
h6 needs no commendation. The pub
lic cordially invited to these services.
The residence of Mr. C. Weston
McGrew, on Magnolia street, north of
Calhoun, was burglarized on the fore
noon of last Thursday. Mrs. McGrew
and children were visiting relatives in
Orangeburg county. vMr. McGrew is
the foreman of the Sumter Daily Item
office. When he went to work at 7
o'clock that morning he left his house
securely locked and everything in ship
shape. When he returned at the noon
hour the house looked something like
it had been struck by a cyclone. The
back door was unfastened, showing
that this was the way in which the
thief or thieves made their departure.
An investigation disclosed the fact
that the following articles had been
stolen: A 32-calibre Ivy-Johnson pis
tol; an old-fashioned Colt's pistol,
loaded with buckshot; an open-face
nickel watch, with initials "C. W.
M." engraved across the back, and a
black silk guard, with gold orna
ments, attached to it: a double
breasted navy blue vest: pair of No. 7
Vici kid shoes: pair of pants, mixed
colors; soft black hat, with name
"Invincible" branded insied, one box
of 32 S. & W. center-fire cartridges.
Other articles may have been stolen,
but those above mentioned were all
Mr. McGrew discovered in a cursory
There is positively no clue as to the
robber or robbers.
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Old Stamps Bought.
Parties having old stamps used be
fore 1870 can get high prices for them
by corresponding with Jno. Lindsay,
Paris, Canada, the rarer ones being
worth from $1 to $100 each. Look up
your old letters and write him for
particulars and references. Leave
stamps on the envelopes. Collections
in albums also bought.
June Jun 10 2t
in your blood ? Physicians cali
it ila la rial Germ. It can be seen
changing red blood yel?ow under
microscope, it works day and
night. First, it turns your com
plexion yellow. Chilly, aching
sensations creep down your
backbone. You feel weak and
ROBERTS' CHILL TONIC
will stop the trouble now. it
enters the blood at once ?.
drives oat the yellow poison.
If neglected a ul when Chills,
Fevers, Night-Sweats and a gen
eral break-down come later on,
Roberts' Tonic will core you
then?but why wait? Prevent
future sickness. '? he manufac
turers know all about this yel
low poison and have perfected
Roberts' Tonic to drive it out,
nourish your system, restore
appetite, purify the blood, pre
vent and cure Chilis, Fevers and
Malaria. !t has cured thous
ands?It will cure you, or your
money back. This is fair. Try
it. Price, 25 cents.
a. j. china, t, d. chandler.
PISOOS CURE FOR
CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS. rt
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use
in time. Sold by druggists._
Every Spring Suit for
SOLD AT ACTUAL COST ? 4
You can't afford to miss this saie.
Come while we have your size.
Clothier and Furnisher, |
166o Suimter, 8. C. |
The cards of candidates for comity and
State offices will be inserted in this column
continuously until the Primary Election
for Five ($5) Dollars, payable cash in ad
FOR COtfNTY AUDITOR.
The friends of J. Diggs Wilder, appre.
dating his past faithfulness and fidelity to
duty, hereby announce him as a candidate
for re-election to the office of County Audi
tor, subject to the rules of the Democratic
Mb.'. Editoe:?The friends of W. H.
Seale beg to present him as a candidate
for re-election to the office of Supervisor.
He has been faithful, diligent and eco
nomical and should be rewarded with a
second term. His Feiends.
The undersigned begs to announce
to his friends and the voters generally
of Sumter County that he is a candi
date for the office of County Supervi
sor, subject to the Democratic primary.
He is acquainted with the duties of
the office and will give the same his
best attention if elected.
T. N. Huggins.
S?TPT, OF EDUCATION.
We hereby nominate Mr. W. j. Rees as
a candidate for Superintendent of Educa
cation of Sumter County, subject to the
rules of the Democratic primary. Vot?es.
We present to the voters of Sumter
county at the primary election the name
of S. Dwight Cain for the office of County
Superintendent of Education. Mr. Cain
is thoroughly qualified, and has been con
stantly engaged in teaching in this, his
native county, and Richland, the past six
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
The friends of Marion Dorn, having con
fidence in his ability and efficiency, hereby
announce him as a candidate for the office
of County Treasurer, subject to the Demo
cratic primary. He will abide the result of
the election and support the nominees of
The friends of T. AV. Lee have solicited
him ro allow his name to be used as a
candidate for County Treasurer, and he
has consented. His competency is without
question and his Democracy unimpeach
able. Mr. Lee will abide the result of the
primary and support the nominees of the
FOR JUDGE OF PROBATE.
Thankful to the citizens of Sumter
County for their suffrages in the past, I
most respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for ro electioa as Judge of Pro
bate at ensuing Primary. I will abide the
result of the Primary and support the
nominees of the Democratic party. Yours
for service, THOS. V. WALSH.
A BARGAIN IH PENS.
Sumter, S. C, May 20.?We have
just bought, at a sacrifice sale, 50
gross Esterbrook's Pens, assorted sizes,
which we offer at 30 cents a gross.
The Esterbrook pen is the standard in
quality and is never sold for less than
75 cents a gross?many stationers
charge $1 a gross.
H. G. OSTEEN-& CO.,
A FEW LITTLE LOTS OF
Which we desire to close
WILL ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSE.
Balance of our 35 and 40c Wool hal
Hes at 23c. Less than cost.
ALL OUR FANCY WHITE GOODS
At Cost. At Cost.
ALL OF OUR SHIRT WAISTS
At Cost. At Cost.
Ladies' Drop Stitch Hose worth 20c