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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1903.
Entered at the ifozt O?ice at Sumter S
0., at Second Glass Matter.
D. J. Chandler?Don't Put Off.
O'Donnell Co?Bliss Triumph Pota
J. Ryttenberg & Sons?Madras Ging
B. D. Wils?i, Co. Supt.?Teachers'
Maj. H. B. Richardson was in the
Dr. W. R. Mood, of Summerton,
was. in town Friday.
? Z Mr. J. D. Evans, of Spring Hill,
was, in town Friday.
Mr. H. W. Rembert, of Mannville,
spent Friday in town.
# Mr. 23. C. Haynsworth is spending
some days in Columbia.
5 Mr. W. J. Young, of Rembert,
spent Thursday in town.
? Mr." Charles Pinckney, of States
burg, spent yesterday in town.
Mr. S. R. Chandler, of Bethlehem,
was in the city Monday on business.
R Mr. L. S. Vinson and Mr, J. L.
GiIiis, of Pisgah, were in town Thurs
Gen.. C. Irvine Walker, of Charles
ton, was in the city yesterday*on busi
Mr. T. F. Sims and family have re
moved from Columbia to this city to
Mr. P. G. Bowman, Jr., of Colum
bia, was in town on business last
Senator R. I. Manning and Hon.
Altamont Moses spent Sunday in the
Miss Alice Hough, of Camden, is
spending.some time in the city with
Mr. J. A. Alexander, of Greenwood,
spent last Wednesday in the city on
-CoL J. Harvey Wilson attended
the inauguration of Gov. Hey ward
Miss Bessie Ingram returned last
Friday from Columbia, after a pleas
Lieut. L. S. Carson, 8th Cavalry
U. S. A., spent Saturday and Sunday
in the city.
Messrs. Frank Moran and J. R.
Tobias, of Charleston, were in the
Z Miss Roberta Mack, of St. Mat
thews, is spending. some time in the
city with friends and relatives.
Captain J. L. Griffes, Chaplain 4th
U. Jfc. Cavalry, was the guest of Dr.
and Mrs. J. C. Spann last: week.
Wk Mr. W. P. Baskin, Clerk of Court
N of Lee Coanty, was in the city Friday
returning to Bisbopville from Charles
Mr. E. G. Wilson, assistant State
Sectary of the Y. M. , C. A., for
Shorth and South Carolina^ spent Sat
urday in town*
Mr. D. W. Hopkins, who will have
charge of the sboem&king and repair
departments of. Bultman Bros., has
moved to-this city, with, his family.
Mr. Wigfall Cheatham, of the Edge
fieid Chronicle, was in the city Satur
day on a visit to his -sister, Miss
Mrs. R. H. Belser, of Summerton,
was in the city Monday, and was ac
companied by Miss Mable Field, of
Charlotte, N. C. .
Sidney White, the Item carrier, was
out on te streets Monday. He is con
valescent from a severe attack of ap
pendicitis, which necessitated an oper
Mr. J. R. Weatherly has returned
from Philadelphia and York, Pa. In
the latter place he made a contract for
the manufacture of his Dixie Stalk
Cutter in large numbers.
Mr. T. B. Jenkins, Jr., left for
Lexington, Ky., Saturday where he
was married on yesterday. He was
accompanied by his friend, Mr. R.
G. McCreight, of Camden.
Rev. John O'Donnell, of Scranton,
Pa., and Rev. William O'Donnell, of
Olyphant, Pa., are visiting Mr. Neill
O'DonnelL Rev. William O'Donnell
is a brother of Mr. Neill O'Donnell
and Rev. John O'Donnell a cousin.
Rev. John O'Donnell was one of the
leading witnesses to testify before the
Coal Strike Commission during the
presentation of the miners side of the
The Mayor's court Monday brought
in 86 in fines. There were three ne
gcoes up for public drunkenness.
O'Donnell & Co. have received the
last shipment,-for this season, of the
famous Tar Heel blankets.
*J. Ryttenberg & Sons announce a
sale of Madras ginghams, new goods
The live stock business is flourishing
now and the dealers are finding it
difficult to supply the demand for farm
horses and mules.
Several Sumter people went to Co
lumbia last Wednesday to witness the
inauguration of Gov. Heyward.
Considerable progress is being made
with the improvements in and en
largement of the Hotel Sumter.
It is reported that the Lukens Lum
ber Co. will build brick dry kilns to
replace the frame kilns recently burn
It being a fact beyond dispute that
Sumter needs another school building
at once, the people of the city take it
for granted that the means shall be
provided by a bond issue or otherwise,
to erect the needed building.
Lien croppers are finding it easy to
* secure advances this year, and as a
consequence, the substantial farmers,
land owners and others, who aiways
pay their accounts are finding it
difficult to secure labor to run their
All of the stock of the Home Build
ing and Loan Association having been
subscribed and the first assessment
paid in, it is impossible to issue any
additional stock in response to the
continued demand unless the charter
shall be amended so as to permit an
increase in the capital stock. flfli]
Marriage at Gourdin's.
Gourdin, Jan. 19.?At Gourdin's
Jan. 15, was solomnized by Rev. L.
L. Inabinet, a pretty marriage, the
contracting parties being Miss Sallie
A. Pitts, granddaughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Robt. Henry of Gourdin, and
Mr. Robt. Hamilton Lesesne, of Troy,
The attendants were Miss Annie
Holladay, of Sumter, Maid of Honor,
and Mr* Charlie Lesesne, of Greeley
ville, best man. After the ceremony
a most elegant reception was held.
The happy couple left on the nine
o'clock train for their future home in
The presents were beautiful and
A message by telephone from St.
Charles today conveyed the news of
the death of Mr. J. H. Atkinson of
that community at 7 o'clock last
night, after an illness of five weeks.
He was a member of Hollywood
Camp, Woodmen of the World of this
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Pastor's Salary Increased.
The Bartlette Street Baptist Church
on Sunday unanimously voted an
increase to pastor's salary of ten dol
lars per month, beginning with the
The parsonage building committee
reported that orders for material had
all been placed and building would
Fire Alarm Sihiday.
J The fire alarm Sunday afternoon
was sent in from Mr. S. B. Divine's
residence on S. Harvin street. The
fire was insignificant and practically
no damage was done. The small blaze
that caused the alarm to be sent in
was extinguished before the hose
wagons reached the scene.
The Sumter Electric Light and Ice Co.
The annual meet ng of the stockhold
ers of the Sumter Electric Light &
Ice Co. was held Monday night. A ma
jority of the stockholders were present
or represented. The officers submitted
their annual report, which showed
that the past year was quite a pros
perous one, dividends aggregating 20
per cent having paid.
The election for a board of directors
resulted in the choice of the folowing
board: C. G. Rowland, C. T. Mason,
J. J. Harby, M. G. Ryttenberg,
Marion Moise, F. A. Bultman.
A CASE OF KLEPTOMANIA (?)
A White Man Steals a Gun and When
His Guilt is Proven, Pleads for Mercy.
W. S. Renyolds, the sporting goods
dealer, has recovered a shot gun stolen
from his store nearly a month ago.
He advertised the gun at the time of
the theft, but got no clue of it for sev
eral weeks. A few days since his sus
picions being aroused, he cornered
the suspected'party and by putting up
a good.bluff, secured a confession and
the return of the gun. The thief, who
by-the-way, is a white man, begged
for mercy on the plea that he is a
Kleptomaniac and could not help steal
ing the gun on the impulse of the
It seems to be a rather remarkable
case of Kleptomania, however, as the
gun was, taken in the night time, the
store door being opened with a false key
the Kleptomaniac had made to fit
A SURPRISE TO SUMTER.
Go Away from Home To Get The News.
The following paragraph which ap
peared in the Columbia State Saturday
morning, surprised Sumter people,
none of whom had heard of a fire
yesterday. There may have been a
.school house burned in Sumter County,
but none in this city:
"A long distance Bell 'phone mes
sage from Sumter Friday night reported
that the Sumter Hign School build
ing had been burned. The fire was
discovered at 4.45 p. m.. The loss will
be about 8500. The fire was caused by
a defective flue. The school will not
be forjed to suspend exercises."
The side walks on West Liberty
Street, between Sumter and Church
Streets, are in a bad condition and in
wet weather one needs rubber boots
to get through dry shod.
Sumter has been visited this month
by an unusual1^ large number of com
mercial trvellers and the Wels have
been taxed almost every ni*ht to pro
vide accommodation for them.
The oil mills are paying higher
prices for cotton seed at present than
have been paid for sometime, and as a
result the farmers who have held there
seed until now are parting with them
The long distance talepohne station
of the American Te'ephone &, Tele
graph Co. has been receiving a fair
patronage notwithstanding its remote
location from the business part of
Mr. W. David Shaw has presented
the Washington street Graded School
with a fine kettle drum, which he pur
chased with money raised by a popular
ten cents subscription, circulated
among the business men of the town.
Mr. Shaw having learned that the
drum in use at the school was in a
dilapidated condition conceived the plan
to raise money to purchase a new drum
by a ten cents subscription. Putting
his plan into execution ho was so suc
cessful that more money was raised in
a short time than was needed. The
surplus left after the purchase of the
drum was turned over to the school
Steelville, 111., Jan. 27. -Robbers
blew open the van It of the Bank of
Steelville early this morning and se
cured S3,0()0 with which they escaped
in a carriage. The sheriff at Chester
was notified at an early hour and he
has left with a posse for the scene of
, PLAN TO IMPROVE PUBLIC ROADS.
Supervisor Seale Will Go Before
City Council With Proposition.
TO ENLARGE TURKEY CREEK CANAL.
Drainage Would Thereby be Provided for
ail Public Roads Leading Out of City
to the Eastward.
County Supervisor W. H. Seale will
appear before City Council at the reg
ular meeting tonight for the
purpose of submitting a proposition
that is of considerable importance to
the city of Sumter as well as to the
country and to property owners whose
lands lie adjacent to Turkey Creek.
Supervisor Seale states that he finds
it impossible to keep either the
Mayesville road, the Radical road or
the Moses road in good condition dur
ing wet weather owing to inadequate
drainage, the water backing up from
Turkey Creek canal in the ditches
alongside these public roads. Mr.
Seale believes that if these roads
could be thoroughly drained there
would no no trouble found in main
taning them in first-class condition
throughout the year. He is . of the
opinion that by enlarging the Turkey
Creek canal?widening and deepening
it from its source to its terminus at
Dingle's Mill?an escape for all the
surface drainage of the eastern half of
the city and the public roads above
mentioned would be provided.
This being his theory he will pro
pose to the City Council that the work
of enlarging the canal be undertaken,
provided a survey shall show the plan
practicable, * on the following basis:
The city to pay one-third the cost of
the entire work, the property owners
whoe lands are drained by the canal
one-third, and the county one-third.
The work can be done largely, if
not wholly, by the chain gang, and the
entire work can be under the direction
of the Supervisor and Overseer of the
chain gang, which will render unnec
essary the employment of a special su
perintendent for the work.
If the City Council designs to under
take the enlargement of Turkey Creek
canal at any time in the near future,
it would seem that the proposition of
Supervisor Seale is an advantageous
one to the city and should be ac
tIt should be determined first,- how
ever, that the work is necessary to the
proper drainage of the city. If the
city is well drained now, as is.asserted
by some persons, the council should
go slow and be very careful what it
does in relation to this drainage mat
ter. If the work is undertaken, the
property owners who, Mr. Seale says,
will agree to pay one-third of the cost
of the work, should be required to
give bond for the payment of one
third of the entire cost of the work as
shown by the final account after the
work shall have been completed. It
will never do at all to permit them to
pay in advance, or otherwise, one
third of the estimated cost of the
work and be relieved of all further
The Meeting of the Daughters of the
The meeting of the Daughters of the
Confederacy on the first Tuesday in
February at 4 o'clock p. m., . will be
held at the residence of Mrs. H. H.
Covington, instead of at Mrs. Dr.
Breeden's, ?s heretofore stated. All
members will please be present as the
meeting is one of importance.
Agnes M. Bogin, Secretary.
THE WAY TO DO IT.
Methods Wilmington is Using to Develop
Tobacco Industry and Establish
Mr. James Dodd, assistant manager
of the Wilington Tobacco Warehouse
Company, returned to the city yester
day from the country where he has
been"distributing tobacco seed and in
structing farmers how to plant, culti
vate and cure tobacco. He has been
in Brunswick, Columbus, Blanden,
Robeson, Pender and Scotland coun
ties. He tells us that he has agree
ments with farmers to plant 3,000
acres in tobacco, and that the lands
ought to produce 1,000 pounds to the
acre and yield for this market 2,000,
000 pounds of tobacco. At 8 to 10
cents a pound net this would be nearly
Mr. J. N. Gibbons, the manager,
also came in yesterday from a' canvass
in the upper counties. He also has
good reports to make concerning the
The Sumter Insurance Agency has
recently distributed among its patrons
very useful desk pad calendars for
!>?jf'T PUT OFF.
Our Clearance Sale will
positively end Thursday
evening, February 5th. '
While there's lots of Winter ahead
-selling time on
is growing short, and we are fully de
termined to carry over no W%mter
g4>od?, if low prices will move them.
We still have a good many Suits,
Trousers and Overcoats to select from.
Ji$* J #
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