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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1903.
^Entered at the Post Qijict at Sumter S
G., as Second- Class Mitter
Jas. H. Chandler-A Card.
" Valise Lost-J. T. Frierson.
p First National Bank-8100,000 Capi?
tal.' ^ . \
D. J. Chandler-Sacrifice Sale'Ends
Excursion to Augusta--Thos. L.
J. Rettenberg ^& Sons-Ginner
Wanted. ? ?
W. H. Seale, Co. Supervisor-Bids
for Index Invited. ?-?
Mr Barry-Reid- has returned from
Mr. Neill O'linnell left Sunday
for New York,
j*. Miss Sadie Davis is visiting Mrs. S. "
H. '?dp?unds. '
Miss Essie Murray , has- gone to
Saluda, N. C.
CoL T. V. Walsh has returned from
Miss Annie Bradford, is spending a
i few days at Wedgefield.
Rev. Mr. Sublett, of Summerton,
spent Sunday in the city.
Mrs. T. K Smitk, of Atkins, is
visiting relatives in. the city,
j Dr. Ni G. Osteen, Jr., of Darling?
ton, spent Monday; in town.
Mr. G. A\ Lemmon went to Glenn
Springs on Monday morning.
Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Spann have re?
turned from Sullivans Island.:
Maj. Loring Lee . returned from
- Charleston yesterday morning.
Mr. John K. Cresswell left for
New York laut Thursday night.
Mr. Percival Smith, pf Georgetown,
is spending a few days in the city.
Mr. C. D. Schwartz Tas returned
from the "S?rth after a month's slay.
Dr. and MiSi- H. M. Stuckey return?
ed last" Wednesday from Henderson,
Mr.-J. A. Scarborough, of Bishop
ville, spent Saturday and Sunday in
Mrs. J. A. Foxworth ot Mayesville
has gone to the mountains to spend the
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Cunningham
returned- on SJaturday from a visit to
Mr. W. V.. Cauthen left for Hender
sonvilks,. N. C., on Monday for several
Mrs. Tracey .W. McCoilam has re
. turned from a visit to-her parents in
i - Mrs. W. S. Reynolds-went to Saluda,
N. C., yesterday morning to spend
; several weeks.
3dr. J. Frank Pate has returned
from Fletch?r, N. ?., where he has
been^??r^a month. . >
Rev. N. W. Edmunds and Miss
Mamie Edmunds have gone to Cleve
? land Springs, N. C
Miss Tillie- Hogan returned* home
Friday from a visit to relatives in
Fairfield and Columbia.
Mrs. C. E. Foxworth and son,, of
Mont Brook, Fla., is visiting, her!
sister, Mrs. F. B. Grier.
Mr. H. D. Barnett left Monday
night for New York. He will spend
three weeks in the North.
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Brown, of
Fairfield county, are spending a few
days with relatives in the city.
Dr. G. W. Dick has returned from
Asheville where he has been attending
the National Dental Association.
Miss Mary Alice Michau has gone to
Little Rock, Marion county, to visit
} her brother, Dr. D. M. Michau.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Jenkins, Jr.,
-have returned from a trip to Cincin?
nati, Ohio and points in Kentucky.
a?r. T. H. Clark and family and
Mrs. E. A. Kennedy returned last
Thursday from Blowing Rock, N. C..
Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Covington left
Friday morning for Henderson vi Ile,
N? C., where they will spend a month.
Mrs. C. W. McGrew has returned
from a visit to Cameron, accompanied
by her brother, Master Johnnie Jack?
Mr. S. H. Edmunds has returned
from Darlington, where he * has been
conducting the county summer school
for the past month.
Mr. Wade McConnell resumed Sat?
urday morning from his old home in
Mooresville, N. C., where he has spent
the past twa weeks.
Mr. and. Mrs. R. A. Wel?
don, who have heen visiting 'rel?
atives in the Spring Hill sec?
tion, have returned to'the city.
Dr. W. B. Alford returned Saturday
afternoon from- Asheville, N. C.,
where he had been in attendance on
the meeting of the Dental Association. -
Capt. John Reid has so far recover?
ed from the effects of the stroke of
? paralysis which he suffered last week
as to be able lo drive down town
Mr. D. G. Dwight, commandant of
the Porter Military Academy, Charles?
ton, spent Wednesday in the city in the j
interest of the Academy. Mr. Dwight ?
is making a tour of the State in be-,
naif of this well known institution and]
will return to Sumter within a few j
Watermelons are plentiful now.
The annual excursion to*the moun?
tains will carry a large crowd from
The Sumter Fire Department will
not be represented in the Firemen's
Tournament in Anderson.
Tile drains have been put down on
Main street, north of Hampton avenue,
preparatory to putting down macadam.
The fall trade will be late in open?
ing this season on account of the
backward condition of the cotton
The practice of removing the trial
of cases from one Magistrate's court
to another, frequently without ade?
quate canse, is a nusiance and a hard?
ship, and the law should be amended
so as to prevent removals without ade
te grounds are clearly established.
j Miss M. Addie Auld and Mr. W. H.
'Strickland were quietly married at
! 8.30 o'clock last Wednesday evening
j ?at the home of Mrs. D. J. Auld, the
; bride's mother, on Wes' Calhouu
street, Rev.- Is. W. Edmunds perform- i
ing the ceremony. Owing to the re- j
cent death of Mrs. Hammet, the bride's j
grandmother, the marriage was a very
quiet affair,* and only the immediate ?
familly "and a few intimate friends ?
Dr. C. H. Durant and Mrs. Annie
Simpson were married at 7.30-o'clock
last evening at the home of Mr. W.
H. Epperson, the bride's father, oy
Rev. R. Herbert Jones. Dr. Durant
and bride left'on the S.30 train for
Asheville, N. C.* where they will
spend several weeks before returning
to their home in Bishopville.
Mrs. Minnie Green, wife of Mr. W.
Arthur Green, of Wisacky,. died at
Asheville, N." C., # last. Sunday night
after a long illness, aged 30 years.
The. body was brought home Monday
afternoon and the funeral services were
held' at St. Luke's Church, near Wi?
sacky at ll o'clock Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Green was the daughter of
Mr. .Hugh W. Scott, of. Wisacky.
She leaves three children'and a de?
voted husband to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Mary P. Jennings, widow of
Mr. W. E. Jennings, died itt, Charles?
ton on Saturday night after a brief
illness. The remains were brought to
this city and the interment was made
in the cemefeiy Monday/morning.
Mrs. Jennings-was a sister of $lrs: A.
A. Bradham and Mrs. B. D. Mitchell,
of this city.
Died last night at her home in Pax
ville, Tisby Jones, aged 97 year* The
deceased was v^ell thought of and she
was the mother of 19 children, the
grandmother of 60 children- and the
great-grandmother of 35 children. She
?as always a very stout woman, having
an average weight of ,220 pounds.
Throughout her career she was noted
for her good* character, and for the
well bringing up of her children.-:
Manning Times.- ' ,
The infant "son of Mr. and Mrs..
Harry W. Cuttino, o? Tindal in this
county, was bnried at *the ceme-r
tery, at 6.3D last Saturday afternoon.
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* Death at Pisgah.
Pisgah, July "30. -Mrs. Amanda
Hurst, formerly of Sumter, -died at
her home in Columbi* after a long ill?
ness, and was buried at Pisgah
Church this day.
A part of this section and Smith?
ville had a rain yesterday. It was
Monday was the hottest Jay we have
had here^this year.
Crops, still small, but look healthy.
Some fever about, bus not serious.
Bowman's Company Applies for Charter/
? A commission . was. issued Monday
by the Secretary of State to the Sum?
ter Bank and Mercantile Company,
the capital stock of . which is $50,000.
^W. A. Bowman, of Sumter, and O W.
Bushman, of Statesville, N. C., are
Purchased By H. J. Harfoy and Associ?
ates For ^$6,300.
The Sumter: Cotton Compress was
sold Monday under foreclosure proceed?
ings at the suit of. the First National
Bank. The Bank held a note of the
compress company for $5,000, on which
the- interest had not been paid ?QT
several months. The niant was sold at
public outcry by the Master and bid
in by Henry J. Harby for himself and
associates for $6,300.
The Sumter Compress Co. was capi?
talized at $25,000, and the plant cost
$22,500 and it is estimated to be worth
fully $15,000 to $18,000 if glaced in the
Tbo' plans of the purchasers have not
been made public, but it is to be
hoped that they will continue to oper?
ate the plant here in the interest of
the local cotton market.
Mr. J. Frank Paie ha's been appoint?
ed Deputy National Councilor for the
State of South Carolina for the Junior
Order United American Mechanics.
County Supervisor Seale, who spent
a part of this week in the southeastern
portion of the county, says that the
crops in that section are in good con?
dition and that quite a number of
farmers have exceptionally fine cotton
and corn crops.
On^other hand Mr. R. A. Weldon,
who is just back from a week's stay
in the upper part of the county, says
he n?ver saw as poor crops in State
burg and adjoining neighborhoods as
there are this year. Here and there he
saw fairly good crops, but these were
few and far between and the average
crop is very poor.
The extensions of tho water mains
on Broad and Church streets have
been completed. It is hoped that the
pressure will be improved by the con?
struction of the new main from the
pumping station to connect with the
mains leading to the stand pipe. The
pressure would certainly be improevd
if the pumps were started whenever a
fire occurs and direct' pressure from
the pumps turned into the mains.
In comparison with ether places the
city of Sumter is paying entirely too
much for electric lights and water.
Anderson, S. C., with practically the
same population, pays $45 for arc
lights, all night service: South Bou?
lton, Va., pa>s 850 for arc lights, all
night service, whil6 Sumter pays $75
for aru lights, moonlight service.
Greenwood, S. C., pays $140 per month
i for 6o arclights and 57 hydrants.
Wooden curbing is being put down
on East ?Li berty street along side the
brick clrains to retain the macadam
> which is to be laid. On West Liberty
street brick and cement curbing was
put down. The reason for using wooden
curbing; is that it has been decided to
take up the brick drains in the near
future and put down large tile under
drains from Main street to the rail?
road crossing at the foot of East Lib?
erty street, anu the wooc] curbing will
e until this is done. <
Sumter Fifty Years Ago.
" In the Black Fiver Watchman, issned !
Januarv 4th, 1851, we find a report of ?
Capt. J*. Wesley Stuckey, Tax Collector
of Sumter county, who took the census j
in 1850, which shows that "Sumter- j
ville" then had population of 840- 1
510 whites and .330 negro slaves. The j
same report shows that there were at
that time only 90 dwellings in the
The growth of the town in fifty
years has,not been phenomenal, but
there has been a steady increase of
population from year to year and in
the past decade the. growth lias been
greater than ever before. It is stated
on good authority that at one time
within? the present year there were
more than 90 houses, large and small,
in course of construction.
From files of the same paper we find
that Thanksigving Day was not always
observed on the fourth Thursday of
November, for Gov. John H. Means,
in a proclamation, appoints Friday,
Nov. 21,1851, as a day of thanksgiving.
"The Black River Watchman was
published in Sumterville, S. C., on
every Saturday by A. A. Gilbert and
John F. DeLorme," so the old files
state. The paper was edited by T. B.
Fraser and John W. Erwin.
Dispensary Constables Confiscate Two
Kegs That Analyze 7 1-2 Per Cent
On Saturday night July 25th j
.Constable Nunnamaker, on informa?
tion furnished by the police, seized
two kegs of cider at the Star Bakery
and shipped a sample to Columbia for
analysis. He received a telegram Sat?
urday notifying him to forward the
cider. The analysis showed that the
cider contained 1% p?r cent alcohol.
There is a great deal of this class of
stuff sold all over the State and Sum?
ter is no exception to the rule. The
dispensary constables will seize all of
this drunk producing cider that they
can find, for it has been determined to
put a stop to its sale.
EXAMINATION - FOR SCHOLARSHIP,
A Chance for a Young Man to Secure a
. College Education.
Why is there no applicant from this
county for the new normal scholarship
in the South Carolina College? The
Legislature has given an ^opportunity
to one young man teachor from each
county to get a* year's instruction in
the principles and methods of teach?
ing, and a.most practical course has
been arranged at the* State College,
with special reference to the work of
the public* or more particularly the
country schools, and .with special re?
gard to the needs of ill prepared
teachers. While the course is one of
methods which any college graduate
could pursue with profit, if he pur?
poses to make teaching his profes?
sion, yet it is especially adapted to
the capacity of a country school teach?
er who is not technically prepared for
a regular college class, provided he
have maturity and natural ability.
Every one interested should apply to
Professor Patterson rWardlaw or Presi?
dent Benjamin Sloan. The next ex?
amination is on Friday, the 21st of
The scholarship is good for ene
year, w.'th the probability of renewal
if desired longer. The special course
is practically an extension of the sum?
mer school courses-a nine months'
normal school for men teachers, simi?
lar to what the Winthrop Training
School in Columbia used to be for
women teachers. Let this county be
represented. The winner, having no
fees to pay and receiving $40 in
money, can get through the session on
about $50 additional for board and
Some of the militia men who spent
several hours in town Monday night
left with a very poor opinion of Sum?
ter. They made a valiant search for
blind tigers and finding none were very
much disgusted that a city of Sumter's
size and pretensions should be so non
progressive and behind the times.
The canning factories that have
been established in this state are said
to be profitable and it seems reason?
able to suppose that one would pay
in Snmter. The local consumption and
the wholesale grocers here require an
immense quantity of canned goods
The Sumter Light Infantry returned
from the Isle of Palms encampment
Monday morning, arriving at ll
o'clock. The boys were tired and sun?
burned when they reached home, but
delighted with their stay by the sea?
shore. The encampment was not all
play by any means, but between the
regular duties there was ample oppor?
tunity for amusement.
The fire insurance companies having
agents in Sumter expect to have a re?
presentative in this city in the near
future to re-rate the town, and it is
probable that the rate on a good many
risks will be raised. The defective
water pressure, so plainly shown at
nearly all fires recently, will be taken
into consideration and an extra charge
of 5 to 30 per cent may be imposed.
Another thing that may cause an in?
crease in the rates is the fact that the
fire department is not equipped with
The statement that the Sumter Fire
Department is not equipped with shut?
off nozzles is incorrcet. Mr. R. S.
Hood, of Monaghan Hose Co., and
acting chief of the Department, states
that each of the hose companies is
provided with two shut-off nozzles and
have had them for years. The fire in?
surance companies will consequently
have no excuse for raising the rates
on that score.
The contract for the new school
building is still unsigned. The bid of
Mr. McKiever was accepted, but be?
fore the contract was signed a differ?
ence arose in reference to the brick
required to be used for the outside
finished. ?Ir, McKiever made his bid
on the basis of Sumter brick and de?
clined to sign a contract for the work
at the price named if required to use
brick from elsewhere. He offered,
however, to use the kind of brick
wanted at the actual difference in the
cost of the brick used and the Sumter
brick. The board did not accept his
offer and at the request of the board a
representative of an Atlanta firm has
been in the city since Saturday for that
purpose of putting in a bid for the
Been tc the Isle of Palms. I
Well, Mr. Editor, yon have been to !
the Isle of Palms of course, but did j
you see any palms'? I have heard, j
(would you say some vulgar people j
call it, "Long Island," or some peo- j
pie call it the vulgar name of "Long !
Island?") "Might as well kill a dog
as give him a bad name, " and vice
versa. I suppose that if 1 had gone
there a few years back to visit the
"Isle of Palms" I would have felt with
a big interjection "What's in a
name?" As it is I was much pleased.
I did not go in bathing, nor dance
with the girls, nor carry on flirta?
tions, nor -- I'm a married man and
though my better half was not there I
The crops on the road are
very ordinary but I was told that
they were better in the interior.
I hope so. We took advantage of the
cheap rates offered by the Southern
Railroad. There were nine will filled
cars of fairly well behaved people.
At one place we made a halt of some
thirty minutes and the thirsty ones
tried to replenish but the dispensary
man was doing the same thing. He
must have had a"good dinner from the
length of time he was away. I was
pleased, but I did not say so very loud.
The persistent seldom fail; these
thirsty ones finally got some whiskey
and began to be merry. We arrived at
Charleston at 5 p. m. from whence,
after securing rooms, we took the
steamer to the Isle of Palms. Excuse
me for writing the whole name, it is
so pretty, so taking. There are banks
and banks there. Banks are making
the place attractive, but not banks
of sand. -
Where are the palms, Mr. Editor?
Under those sand banks I suppose.
It is a good thing to be long headed ;
the men who enterprised, not Long
Island, the "Isle of Palms" are mak?
ing a good thing out of it no doubt.
It was a happy selection for the en?
campment of our soldier boys. I went
down to the camps and got envious.
Didn't I wish I was a soldier boy too?
I could have grown poetic, but they
assured me there was not very much
poetry in it. I am not writing this
to discourage any, not one bit of it.
I say to all who can "Jine the band."
There is no hard service in it, but it
gives one a taste of camp life and a
little practical experience that would
be of immense importance in case of
an emergency. A large standing army
in the ordinary acceptation, is a
menace t to our free government, but
the time has come when we may need
one in a day. How shall we meet the
emergency? Uncle Sam has success?
fully ' cut the -Gordian K*not, at little
cost too, by making provision for
these summer encampments. Some of
the officers told me that they were
getting th?e boys in fine shape, and
that one more .season would almost
perfect them. Not all the privates were
having smooth sailing; a few there
were who imagined that military life
was under no restraints, and were loth
to bow to their superiors in command.
Their insubordination had to be
checked, and this caused a little fric?
tion. These as I have intimated were
the exceptions and not the rule. Some,
not more than a half a dozen, were
put under guard for drunkenness. 1
was there two days and did not see a
single one under the inuflence of
drink. As to their behavior, they all
appeared to be gentlemen, and a finer
looking lot I have never seen, none
better looking nor more gentlemanly"
than the Sumter contingent, whom I
hud the good fortune to meet On my
last visit. They were enjoying the
social feature of the occasion ; they had
captured all the girls.
A woman loves chivalry, especially
when it is in a fine looking man. As
1 looked on, now didn't 1 wish I was
single again? But hush! Hagood.
METEOROLOGICAL RECORD FOB JULY,
Moderate Heat and Average Amount of
But three days in the month of July
just ended had a temperature of below
90 degrees, and on the 27th inst., it
reached 99 dergees, against 102 at
Dodge City, Kansas. The temperature
of the night hours was far more favor?
able for ""crops than those of the month
previous, although in one instance the
temperature fell' to 63 degrees. The
mean maximum was 94, and the mean
minimum 70 degrees for the month.
In the matter of precipitation ; there
was one entire week when not a drop
of rain fell, but for the month there
was ten days when Sumter was visited
by rain in more or less quantities, the
total amounting to four inches and
ninety-hundredths of an inch, which
in reality amounted to the regular
quantity expected for the month of
July, according to records kept in this
county for the past 21 years.
- i i tm?
The mosquitoes have not been ex?
terminated in Sumter, and Health Offi?
cer Reardon, while not exactly con?
quered, is at present somewhat over?
powered. " It is an ill wind, etc., " for
the merchants are selling lots of mos?
Glenn Springs Mineral Water is a
safe and sure cure for kidney troubles.
A Very Cheap Excursion to Augusta.
Tnos. H. Knight offers the cheapest of
all cheap excursions to Augusta, Ga. on
Monday, August 24th over the famous At?
lantic Coast Line. The rate will te only
$1.55 for the round trip from this point.
Corresponding rates from other points.
No such excursion has ever been offered
the people of this section, and everybody
should take advantage of this splendid op?
portunity to visit one of the most beauti?
ful cities of the south. Dm't miss the
chance of a life trine. Separate cars for
white and colored people. Train will leave
this point at 7.0?) a. m. and returning leave
Augusta at 8 o'clock p. m. The accommo?
dation will be first class ia every respect
and special attention will be paid to the
comfort of ladies and children Aug 5-24
THE County Board of Commissioners
will "on 11th mst. receive Bids for making
a General index for R. M. C's office as per
Contract on file in their office. All Bid?
ders will be required to file with their Bid
a Certified Check in the sum of $100, this
as a surety that they will file their bond, &c
The Beard reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
By order of the Board
WM. H. SEALE
THOS V. WALSH, Clerk.
Aug 5-7 10
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* AUGUST 15 i
J A good many choice J
<| styles of Men's two J
JJ and three piece Suits f
f still in stock. Sizes ?|
? mostly medium and *
? large. Everyone will
f be sold at a sacrifice, *f
I D. J. CHANDLER, |
* Phone 166 = Sumter, S. C. *
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We will not carry a Waist
over if the price will sell it.
If your size is here you
wiU find values the like of
which have never been offer=
$1.25 Waists now . . . 69c
1.50 " ,. . 93c
1.75 " " . . . 99c
2.25 " " . * . 1.19c
3.50 " 1.98c
Of course, for CASH ONLY
and no coupons punched.