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WEDNESDAY, HAY 27, ?903.
Entered ai the fest ai iSumier
ax Second Glass Mitter.
Glenn Springs Ginger Ale.
D. J. Chandler-Cool Clothing.
T. B. Jenkins, Jr.- Graphooonesfor
O'Donnell & Co.-Boys' Hot Weath?
J. Ryttenbeig & Sons-Commence?
B. D. Wilson, Co. Supt Education
Notice to Teachers.
Mr. Perry Moses has returned from
Mr. S. W. Raffield, of Goodwill was
in town Saturday.
Mr. A. BL Sanders, of Hagood, spent
yesterday in town.
Mr. W. A. Nettles, of Privateer,
spent Friday m town.
Miss Laura T. Kee is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. T. B. Jenkins.
Mr. John J. McMahan spent Satur?
day and Sunday in the city.
Mrs. Emma R. Alston, of Hagood is
visiting Mrs. J. D. Graham.
Mrs. Isaac Harby and baby of Tren?
ton, N. J., are visiting at Mr. Horace
Mr. W. J. Barrett has moved into
ibis new residence on Church street,
Mrs. Mary E. Jenkins is visiting
her son, Mr. T. B. Jenkins, on W.
Mrs. B. Frank Kelley and Miss
Marie Durant, of Bishopville, are
visiting in the city.
Messrs. Bruce Lynam, Henry With?
erspoon and William Seale returned
Friday from New Orleans.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Curtis and
children have, rteumed home after a
pleasiant visit to Savanah, Ga.
Misses Bosie and Virginia Cooper
have gone to Charlottesville, Va., to
visit their aunt, Mrs. George L.
Mr. A .C. Durant, Dr. C. H. Du?
rant, Mr. John F. Kelley and B.
Frank Kelly, ?sq., of Bishopville,
spent Monday in town.
"Big George," the well-known
telephone lineman, left last Friday
night for the Tennessee mountains to
visit relatives for ten days.
Mrs. E. L. B. Wells, accompanied
by little Henry, left for Orangeburg
Saturday morning, where she will
visit her son, Mr. Ebb Wells.
Mrs. M. Ai Flowers left last Wed?
nesday afternoon for Washington, D.
C. , where she* will spend some time
with her son; Mr. A. G. Flowers.
P. A. Wilcox, Esq., of Florence and
T. G. McLeod, Esq., of Bishopville \
who were in the city attending court
last week returned to their homes Fri?
Hon. B. L Manning is in Columbia
attending a meeting of the commis?
sion appointed by the last Legislature
to inspect and report on the condition
of the State House.
Mr. George A. Letford who has
been making regular annual visits
here for a dozen or more years in the
interest of H. E. Buckien & Co.'s
medical preparations, was in this city
Maj. W. M. Foster, of Spartanburg,
is in the city on a visit to his son,
Mr. Gilbert Foster. Maj. Foster en- ?
tered the war as Captain of Company
I, 9th Regiment, of which Col. J. D.
Blanding was the first colonel, and
.afterwards rose to the rank of Major
in the 5th Regiment.
Rev J. C. Bailey, pastor of the
Wedgefield Tirzah, Hebron and
Hepzibah Churches and Mr. J. E.
Mc?Cutchen, of Wisacky left last Wed?
nesday for Lexington, Va., to attend'
the General Assembly of the Southern
Presbyterian Church. They represent
Mrs. Charles Congdon of George?
town, is spending the week here with
her sister, Miss. May Brock.
Mr. Philip S. Finn left on Monday
fox Selma; Ala., where he will be
connected with the Selma Light and
Power Co., as Assistant Superinten?
Sirs. W. H. Kemp of Camden re?
turned home to day, after* spending a
few days in the city.
3Iiss Annie McMahan, who has
been visiting the family of her uncle,
Maj. Wm. F. B. Hayns worth, return?
ed to Columbia today.
Miss Maggie Kirkley, who has been
teaching in the Ben stettsviIle Graded
School, stopped in the city today on
her way to Columbia.
Miss Lola Kirkley who has been
visiting in this city for several weeks,
wert to Columbia today.
See O'Donnell & Co's, advertisement
today. Something new.
If you need flower baskets for com?
mencement call at H. G. Osteen &
Co's, book store.
S??reet Commissioner White will be?
gin putting down macadam on Liberty
street in the near future.
The commencement season calls for
flower baskets H. G. Osteen & Co.,
have received a large assortment.
The Sumter Light Infantry is get?
ting: ready for inspection and when the
inspecting officer comes he will find
the company in good shape.
Base ball seems to be a dead issue in
Sumter. This town maintained a first
claas team and we had good ball when
there was less than half the population
there now is in Sumter.
D. J. Chandler, the Clothier, has a
big stock of cool clothing for hot folks.
He (jan fit out a hot man in a suit so
cool and comfortable that he will for?
get about the thermometer at 100
degrees in the shade.
A few early peaches are being offer?
ed for sale on the streets occasionally.
This shows the possibilities of our soil
and climate, and that there should be
bushels of peaches now on the market
where there are dozens.
I The Florence firemen are working
up an Inter-State firemen's tournament
for Labor Day-September 6th. They
expect to offer big prizes and to have
a large number of the best teams from
this State and North Carolina entered
for the contests.
A Coming Marriage.
j The Augusta Chronicle, of last Fri
j day says :
The engagement of Miss Angel
' Bacon Cheatham to Mr. Frederick
j Swaffield is formally annoucmed.
Miss Cheatham is well-known in
! Augusta society, and the announce
j ment of her engagement will be read
! with great interest,by her many friends
here. Miss Cheatham is the niece of
Hon. James T Bacon, of Edgefield,
and ably has she sustained the reputa?
tion made by her ancestors of the ante?
bellum days for beauty and wit.
Mr. Swaffield is from Columbia, S.
C., and is a most excellent young man.
His courtesy and close attention to
buisness have already made for him a
prominent place in the business world.
The marriage will be brilliantly
solemnized in early June.
Little Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs.
T. Scott DuBose, of Mechanicsville,
died last Tuesday night at 10 o'clock,
of whooping cough, aged one year.
The funeral services were held on
Wednesday at ll o'clock, a m., at
Hebron church and were conducted by
Rev James McDowell. The bereaved
parents have the sincere sympathy of
their many friends in this sad be?
Ali OPERATION ON R. A. BRAND.
lt Was Successfully Performed in An?
Mr. R. A. Brad, well- known in
Augusta as general freight agent of
the Coast Line, was operated on at
the Pinehurst sanitarium yesterday
for an abdominal trouble that has
seriously affected his health for sev?
eral years past. The operation was
performed by Dr. W. H. Doughty, Jr.,
and at a late hour last night the patient
was reported 33 resting quietly.
Dr. Doughty stated last night that
it would be several weeks before Mr.
Brand would be able to return to
duty, but that hes tood the operation
well and that his chances for a rapid
recovery were favorable. Mr. Brand
has many friends in Augusta on ac?
count of his long residence here and
they will be unanimous in wishing
him a speedy return to health.-Au?
Court convenes in Lee county early
The ice factories are rushed with
orders for ice for immediate delivery.
The Summer School for Sumter
County will begin on Monday June 1,
conducted by Mr. S. H. Edmunds.
Glenn Springs Ginger Ale contains
the Mineral Ingredients of Glenn
Springs Mineral Water.
A convention of horses will be held
soon to adopt "kicking" resolutions
Flower baskets of many sizes and
artistic shapes for sale at H. G.
i Osteen & Co's book store.
There has been a change in the leav?
ing time of train No. 73 on the North?
western R. R., from 3 pm., to 3.30
A new schedule on the Atlantic
Coast Line went into effect Sunday.
The changes will be found in the time
table published in another column.
The Second Regiment Band turned
out Friday afternoon with fifteen
members and the concert on the square
was enjoyed by a large crowd.
Bound trip tickets over the Southern
Ry. to Columbia, on account of the
Sanitary Conference, will be sold for
$2.25, May 27th and 28th, good to re?
turn until June 2nd.
The cotton receipts of Sumter this
season have already exceeded by more
than a thousand bales the total num?
ber cf bales ginned in the county dur?
ing the cotton ginning season.
The Camden School Board which
has an issue of school bonds to float in
the near future has written to the
Sumter board to find out about the
: means used to float the recent issue of
the Sumter district.
Mr. L. B. Smith, an Aide in the
United States Coast and Geodetic
Survey pitched his tent on the Sumter
Military Academy Campus last week,
being here for the purpose of taking
The last few days have been hot
enough for every one. The weather
observer's thermometer registered the
following maximum temperatures :
Thursday, 96; Friday, 98; Saturday,
100; Sunday, 104; Monday 100.
The Rocky Bluff Lumber Co., suc?
ceeded last week in getting a fine flow?
ing artesian well at a depth of 120 feet.
The well flows about thirty gallons a
minutes from a two inch pipe and rises
several feet above the surface. There
is only a trace of iron in the water
and no indication of sulphur, and it is
clear, sparkling and pleasant to the
The Sumter County Summer School
for teachers will open on Monday,
June 1st. It will be conducted by Mr.
S. H. Edmunds, assisted by Mr. D.
L. Rambo and will be in session one
month. The County Board of Educa?
tion will pay teachers who attend,
$7.50 each to assist them in paying
Glenn Springs Mineral Water is na?
tures specific remedy for Liver trou?
The cow which was stolen on the
15th instant from Mrs. McElveen, of
Shiloh and was traced to Columbia,
passed through the city Friday, on the
way back to Shiloh The thief had sold
the cow and the purchaser refusing to
give her up and it was necessary to
take out claim and delivery papers
before a Magistrate to recover her for
Mrs. McElveen The thief has been
arrested and is in jail in Columbia.
He says his name is Willie Yump
Engineer Hammond had an arm
broken on Monday night of
last week at Gibson, N. C.
The accident happened just as he
was getting off his enigne at the end
of the ran. When he stepped oat of
the cab his foot slipped on the step
and he fell to the ground, doubling
his arm under bim, breaking it be?
tween the elbow and wrist.
Men and ladies to work for a reliable
house. Steady employment. Good pay.
Enclose stamp. Call or address, Southern i
Manager, 15 Warren street, Sumter, S. C. !
SPAIN KELLY SURRENDERS.
Gave Himself Up Saturday Evening
Now in Jail and by Advice of His Law?
yers Declines io Make a Statement.
Spain Kelly, who killed W. F. j
Creech in Lee connty on the afternoon
of May 6th and has since evaded ar?
rest, came to this city late Saturday ;
evening in company with his uncle.
Mr. A. C. Durant, and surrendered to |
Sheriff Scarborough at his residence
in the suburbs. Sheriff Scarborough
was at his office in the Court House
when Kelley arrived at his house and
was notified by telephone that Kelley
had come in to surrender. When he
went out to his home he found Kelley
asleep and did not disturb him, but
let him remain there until yesterday
morning when he was transferred to
the jail, where he will remain in con?
finement until tried or released on
As soon as Sheriff Scarborough re?
ceived notice that Kelley was at his
house to surrender he telegraphed
Gov. Hey ward that he had Kelley, in
custody. He did this to forestall and
prevent th? publication of an offer of
a reward, as he had been informed
Saturday morning, by Gov. Heyward,
that he had decided to offer a reward
for Kelley's arrest and that the procla?
mation would be published in the Sun?
day papers. Sheriff Scarborough did
not and does not expect to make any
claim for the reward offered by the
Governor, statements to the contrary
Mr. John F. Kelley, the father of
Spain Kelley, and Messrs. M. L. Smith,
of Camden, B. F. Kelley, of -Bishop?
ville, and A. B. Stuckey, of this
city, the lawyers who will have charge
of the defence, spent several hours at
the jail Monday in conference with
Spain Kelley. A representative of The
Item visited the jail for the purpose
of obtaining a statement of the case
from the side of the defendant while
he was engaged with his lawyers. He
was asked for a statement, but by the
advice of his attorneys he did not
make the statement. The following ex?
planation of his refusal to do so was
subsequently furnished in writing :
"Mr. Spain Kelly who voluntarily
surrendered to Sheriff Scarborough on
Saturday was seen at the jail this
morning, and he only said that :
'Acting under advice of my counsel, I
must decline to make any statement j
about the killing.
'I regret, however, that there should \
have been any publication in the news?
paper that it was my - intention to
evade a trial.
. I feel that I was justified in what I
did, and am willing to leave it to my
countrymen, after the facts are dis?
closed, and my defense presented.' " j
Mr. A. B. Stnckey, one of his conn- j
sel, stated that a decision had not yet
been reached whether the case would ?
be brought up for trial next week
when court convenes in Bishopville, or
bail applied for and a continuance
asked. In the short time intervening
before the court convenes it may be
impossible to get ready for trial.
Glenn Springs Mineral Water is the
Great Dyspepsia cure
Ask your druggist for Glenn Springs
Glenn Springs Mineral Water clears
the complexion and softens the skin.
The annual fish fry of the Sumter
Light Infantry at Cain's Mill last
Monday night was a great success and
all who attended had pleasure and fish
The county board of equalization
held a meeting in the Auditor's office
last Friday. There were only routine
matters to be considered and the ses?
sion was short.
County superintendent of Education
Wilson conducted the regular exami?
nation of applicants for teachers' certi?
ficates at his office last Friday. There
were three white applicants and
The revised code of laws of the city j
of Sumter, the police rules and the
Board of Health rules and regulations
have been printed and are now being
issued in book form. Lawyers and
others interested can obtain a copy
from City Clerk Hurst ; price 50 cents.
i A torpid liver is brought to its
normal condition by the use of Glenn
! Srings Mineral Water.
Judging from the crowd in town last
! Saturday the farmers are well up with
? their work. Crops are reported to be
j small and backward, but there has i
j been a decided improvement within
I .the past week, the warm weather hav
! ing a most beneficial effect.
PRIZE DRILL SQUAD SELECTED
One among the very best features of
the Washington Street Graded School
is the military feature. It not only
\ teaches the boys how to be manly
polite, respectful and obedient, but
gives them the very best of exercise
the kind of exercise they like.
On Friday a squad of thirty-eight
strong, healthy boys marched out on
j the green to compete for places in
j the prize drill squad of fifteen to com?
pete for prizes in a competitive drill
on next Thursday. Ex-Captain T.
Screven Doar, of the Sumter Light
Infantry, and Lieut J. Z. Mims of the
above named company, acted as judges,
and they are true military men. It
was a hard and difficult task. Every
boy was keen to get in the prize
squad. Their strict attention, bright
eyes, and deep interest, showed their
ambition. So well did they drill that
it was quite a while before the num?
ber was reduced to fifteen.
In conversation with Mr. Doar, he
expressed great surprise at the excel?
lent drilling of the lads-the vim and
snap with which they handled their
The Court ~of Common Pleas was
engaged since last week from Monday
morning until Friday in the trial of
two cases. The first case was that of
Clark vs. the Atlantic Coast Line B. B.
suit for $10,000 damages for causing
the death of a negro train hand. This
case was on trial three days and the
verdict in favor of the railroad amount?
ed, in effect, to the establishment of the
contention of the railroad that the
negro's death was the result of con?
sumption and was not brought about
by injuries received while in the rail?
road service. The other case, which
was on trial for two days is an?
other railroad case, although it has
not yet reached the damage suit stage
The point in contest is the conflicting
! claims of Amanda McDaniels and
i Estelle McDaniels who both claim to
be the lawful widow cf one David
McDaniel wno was killed on the rail?
road. Two days were given up
to hearing evidence and argument, and
it seems to have been pretty clearly
established that both women had been
married to McDaniels, but it is claim?
ed that the one first married to him
had another husband living when she
contracted the marriage withMcDaniel.
This case has been dragging along for
a year or more, having been before
the Judge of Probate one or more
times. The Atlantic Coast Line
settled wtih McDaniels' first wife and
the second wife was seeking to
establish her right to enter suit for
damages against the railroad, while
the railroad was defending the claim of
the first wife. The railroad and the
\ first wife were represented by P. A.
Wilcox, T. G. McLeod, T. B. Fraser
? and Mark Reynolds while the second
? widow was represented by R. D. Lee.
The verdict in the widow's case was
in favor of Amanda McDaniel, the
j Sumter widow of Dave McDaniel,
i Estelle McDaniel, the Florence widow,
I has already been paid $250 by the rail
1 road, and Amanda will now have a
j chance to collect damages by process
The verdict in the case of Clark vs.
the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.,
was in favor of the railroad.
\ Court adjourned Friday afternoon,
but Judge Gage announced that he
would return for three days this week
to hear equity cases for which no jury
The Court of Common Pleas recon?
vened Tuesday morning and equity
cases are being heard.
Glenn Springs Carbonated Water
gives immediate relief from attacks
Ask your physician if Glenn Springs
Mineral Water is not what you need.
Glenn Springs Mineral Water is a
safe and sure cure for kidney troubles.
A mass meeting of citizens to discuss
the question of purchasing the water
works has been suggested. It might
help the cause
Sheriff Burch, of Florence county,
has taken Amos Singleton back to
Florence to serve out his sentence on
the chain gang, after which he will be
turned over to the Sumter county
Notice to Teachers.
THE County Summer School for
white Teachers will commence Monday
morning, June 1st.
B. D. WILSON.
May 27-lt. County Supt.
Housekeepers, on Next Friday
40 rolls best Japanese Mattings, 25 and 30c grade, all go on
sale at the special price, 21c.
20 rolls extra heavy China Matting, value 25c, for 20c.
15 rolls China Matting, regular 15c, special sale at Ile.
The above means a great saving-if you have mattings to
We also Place on Sale :
25 pieces colored Lawns, 7c goods, for 5c.
50 dozen Pillow Cases, secured under price, we'll give them
to you the same way, not over one dozen to a customer, at 9c.
3 pieces unbleach Damask, 35c goods, for this sale only
Another case of those Huck Towels, regular 12?c goods,
About 50 pieces fine Embroideries and Insertings, none in
the lot less than 25c, some more, all go on sale for one
Dorothy Dodd has sent us more new ones.
We took no stock
in the man who
predicted a cool
summer ; but a
good deal of stock ^
in v "~
Negligee Shirts, Straw Hats,
Serge Suits, Thin Under?
wear, Thin Coats and Vests
and kindred contributors to
a low temperature.
Thin Suits in Serges, Crashes,
Flannels, Linens, etc., $2.50 to $12.
Negligee Shirts, 50c. to $ 1.50. Straw
Hats, 10c. to $3.75. Thin Under?
wear, 25c. to $1.
Just received, a delayed shipment of Extra
Sizes in men's Negligee Shirts, sizes to 19-65
cents to $1.
D. J. CHANDLER,
'Phone 166 - Sumter, S. C.
If you want to keep your boy cool and comfortable for the
summer there is no better way to do so than by an iovestment
in one of our
We have a complete line from
Four to Twelve Years,
and at prices ranging from
Fifty Cents to $2.
Our line of
Washable Pants at 25 Cents
are cheaper than you can buy the material, and you are spared
the trouble of making them, which is quite an item to all
In Boys' Waists
we have a large assortment at
Twenty-five and Thirty-five Cents,
and the celebrated
Mother's Friend Brand at 50 Cents^
This latter number ha9 a beautiful assortment of patterns, in*
Boys' Balbriggan Undervests at 25 cents.
Boys' Knee Drawers at 25 cents.
In fact, everything for the boy's comfort.
It will surprise the average mother to know how cheaply and
neatly she can dress her boy for the summer at our store.
Bring them in, the more you have the better we like it, as we
allow a special discount for quantities.