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CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
Til? Old Council Holds Its Last Regalar Session-A Protracted Discus? sion of Cesspool Issue. Council held a meeting at 8 o'clock (Wednesday, being the regular session postponed from the 23rd inst. Pres? ent, Mayor Stuckey, Aldermen W. B. Boyle, D. J. Chandler, W. H. Epper? son, G."F. Epperson, E. W. Hurst and G. W. Dick. Absent, Aldermen P. P. Finn and J. A. Scbwerin. The minutes of the 9th inst, were read and approved. Messrs. H. F. Wilson, N. G. Oste?n, Jr., and H. D. Moise appeared before Council in answer to a summons from Health Officer E. L Reardon to answer a charge of violating an ordinance which-: -forbids construction of *dry walls or cesspools within one half mile of the Sumter Water station. In the case against Mr. Moise it appeared that he.was changing the position of a cesspool on his premises which was in use when the Ordinance ?ras adopt? ed, and excepted from the operation of tho ordinance. He claimed that the proposed removal would place the cesspool further from the Water sta? tion than it now is and also further from his 'nearest neighbors. The Health Officer stated that the substi? tution of tho new cesspool for the old one would be beneficial rather than injurious. The Mayor ruled that Mr. Moise? could not-change the location of his cesspool nor enlarge it, and on Mr. Moise's appeal to Council the ruling was sustained. - , Alderman Dick offered the follow? ing: Resolved that upon the showing made that the change of location of Mr. Moise's dry well to the proposed new site will take it further from the water supply and will therefore be ben? eficial, and upon the recommendation of the Health Officer, he be permitted to mako the change under supervision of the Health Department. The reso? lution' was defeated by the following vote: Yeas, W. H. Epperson G. F. Epperson; G. W. Dick: Nays, W. B. Boyle, D. Chandler, "E. W. Hurst, A. B. Stuckey. Mr, Wilson stated that he had no dry well br cesspool on his premises, but desired to have one. He thought the ordinance a discrimination against residents within . the prohibited area without'practical benefit and express? ed the hope that It would be repealed. ? The question was discussed at length by the; Council, the Health Officer and citizens present. Mr. Moise asserted that the cesspools could not contami? nate the water supply for the reasons (1) that there' exists a stratum of clay which is? impervious to water be? tween the cesspools and the depths from which the water is taken, and (2) that the water flow is from north weet t? southeast and therefore en? tirely free from danger since the cess? pools are all south of the water sta? tion, which statement the Health Officer'said was corroborated by expert authority. Council took no action looking to the 'repeal of the ordinance, but did rule that they would not considera violation.of the law the use of barrels th ree or four feet under ground as re? ceptacles for kitchen and bath water. The Mayor and clerk were authoriz? ed to appoint managers and publish notice of election for Mayor and Aldermen, on April 12th, proximo, ii Oh motion of Alderman Dick, Conn? ik ?il decided to borrow from the School District the balance of school bonds interest -and sinking fund now on hand, giving the city's obligation therefor in the usual form. Alderman Dick stated that Mr. W. L. Lee had given his services free of charge in the surveying of Turkey Creek and had also paid out $26.25 for labcr, which on his motion Council ordered refunded. The committee of public works to whom was referred the request of the First National Bank for a ten years renewal of the lease of their offices at $500 per annum, recommended that the request b*? granted OD condition that the bank keep up repairs at its expense during the term of the lease. The recommendation was adopted. Hr. Boyle for-the committee of pub lie works reported that (1) they had ordeied^a light to be placed at the corner of Hampton avenue and Purdy street: (2) had refused the request for a light' at Oakland avenue anet Walker . street, as hey considered that point too remote and of less importance than others where similar requests have been refused, lie further re? ported that tbecommit?ee would order a hydrant--in Hayns.vorth street -if they, could--get concessions from the Wate*,.Co. . Alderman Dick proposed that a light be placed at the corner of Cal? houn and. Haskell streets and same was referred'to the committee of pub? lic workfrwitt. prtw?r to act. A letter* was read from Witherspoon Bros. .<& Co.y protesting against being . required.to-pay license tax-as mer? chants, on sales of goods sold by them as jobbers out of the city. Connell decided they should pay the tax. The bills on file were referred to the Finance Committee and Council then adjourned. ?t -1m>- - ? - Manning News Notes. Hon, M. L. Smith, of Camden, the .??peaker .of the. house of representa? tives, ?as been invited to deliver the annual address at the Summerton graded school commencement. The first gun of the county cam? paign in this county comes from Mr. L. L. Wells, who a un ounces his can? didacy for the office of sheriff. Mr. Wells has served the county in the office of schcol commissioner, and as .rotation in office was a reform princi? ple he. presents himself for sheriff. Manning Times. Quite an unfortunate accident hap? pened to Capt W. C. Davis last Mon? day. In company with Mr. Hayns? worth Plowden, he had started on a bird hunt, carrying a small negro boy to hold and keep the horse along with him. In the effort to cross a ditch the.horse fell in throwing Mr. Davie off"an<3' doing up the boy considerably, breaking some of his bones. The party at once returned- to Manning, where medical aid was given the boy. Hr. Davis, while somewaht bruised up. sustained, no serious damage. Manning Farmer. ' -- mmtm il -mt .'I- have, used Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets wit- most satisfactory results," *aya Mrs F. L. Phelps Houston, Texas. For indigestion, biliousness and constipation these.tablets are mest ex ce!Ieut.?Jtor sale by China's Drag S t >re SUMMERTON, GEM OF SANTEE Our Spcial Correspondent, James Cars well, Writes Interestingly of a Pros? perous and Growing Clarendon Town and Her Energetic Business Men. Summerton, March 29.- Snmmerton in Clarendon county is in one of the best farming regions in South Caro lina, as crops can be depended on the yield per acre never showing much decrease in most unfavorable seasons The lands, in loop shape from the Santee river, are exceedingly rich and I the plantations are beautiful. Sumter has for many years been the recipient of many favors (commer cially) from this region ; such houses as O'Donnell & Company, Levi Bros. Schwartz Bros. and the Sumter Dry Goods Company and many other firms still receiving many orders from sub stantial customers. Summerton was a resort for planters and is yet-hence its happy appella ti on, and it is peopled by citizens of refinement and genial hospitality. Formerly a place for shade, rest and comfort, which advantages it still possesses, men have come who rest best when busy and have made it one of the best business towns in Clarendon county. Summerton handled something over 6,000 bales of cotton of the 1903 crop and shipped 80 car loads of cotton seeo>. Sprunt of Wilmington paid out last year 8300,000 at this point, while Inman also bought cotton here at the height of the season. The Summerton Ginning Company ginned 1,700 bales last year and since the present management has increased each yearly output by several hundred .bales. It is suggested by some of the go-ahead citizens that a tram road be built, about 8 miles to Wright's Bluff the only Bluff on this side of the San? tee river, and that a much larger boat'than that now used could easily steam along. The tram referred to would lead from Summerton through St Paul and would load the boat with cotton and empty it, coming with merchandise. Summerton is higher than the surrounding country, and roads diverge therefrom so that you can "?rive on one road to a town, and come back by another which adds to the delight of an outing. . Summerton is made attractive by some beautiful homes with plenty of L round between, not in regular streets, but here and there, as if entirely in? dependent of each other. O. C. Scar? borough, who does everyhing on a big scale, has the best house in town. Major R. R. Briggs, "who can live on his rents," has a beautiful, place just completed. Mrs. Leo. M. Nelson and Mrs. E. ?. Tindal have each fine new two story residences, and Mrs. R. H. Belser j has a big handsome structure, and it is worthy of note that the lady has several sons in Columbia who are re? markably successful in professional, literary and commercial life. J. J. Raging soliciting Agent for the Atlantic Coast Line has here a lovely home, and a commodious and inviting residence is that built by J. R. Fruse, planter, as an investment The Dingle estate also owns one that would adorn a plantation or a-modern town and Richard B. Smyth, banker, has a love of a cottage with 6 acres in Bermuda pasture, and gardens and orchards, while the rectory and three parsonages are indications of snng comfort and good taste. The D. O. Rhame residence is one of the most pleasant appearing homes in the place, and they are all enhanced in beauty by ample grounds, and the trees which are advanced in seasonable attire. The citizens are very proud of their handsome two story school house with proportionate tower, and the educa tiona! management There were so man v buggies near tn at tbe query was made,r*'Is there an election ora pro? tracted meeting?" "Oh no the buggies brought the children to school" was the reply. The Bank of Summerton opened on the 8tb of August 1903, and has proven the excellent judgment of its organ? izers. There are few country banks with such a strong directorate-repre i sauting financial prominence and ex? tensive landed interests. The board I of directors includes Hon. C. M. Davis, State Senator, planter, and manufacturer. C. S. Gasden, 2nd Vice President of the Atlantic Coast Line Railway, J. Adger Smyth, ex-Mayor of Charleston, and retired merchant, Henry P. Williams, Cashier of the Carolina Savings Bank of Charleston who is also V. P. of the Bank of Summerton-A. L. Lesesne, extensive planter aud real estate owner -David Levi, big merchant and plant? er, and the President and Casiiier is Richard B. Smyf\ who was boru in Charleston-graduated at Princeton (N. J. i University in 1897, and was admitted to the bar of South Carolina as attorney in 1900-succeeding which he practiced with the law firm of Smyth, Lee & Frost, then turned his attention to banking and is making a success of it. He is interested in a 2,OJ J acre plantation in the rich loop of the Santee river, and 4 miles from Summerton, and he is a young gentle? man with the education, refinement, ability and ambition to become a mau-of mark. The Bank of Summerton building is comely and admirably furnished with modern safe and vault and on its own lot. The capital is $25,000 of which $15, 0OJ are paid up, it being yet in in? fancy, but its first quarterly statement showed $26,691.97 deposits. Its correspondents are the Hanover National Bank of New York and the Carolina Savings Bank of Charleston insuring security and dispatch. The bank has proven a capital im? petus to Summerton trade and a great convenience to planters, merchants and cotton men, is increasing its own busi? ness rapidly, and is safely anchored in the confidence of the people. The accountant of the bank is a graduate of the Savannah, Georgia, Commercial College. Referenco is made to Miss M. E. Walker, a born Georgian and a lady of tact and refinement. When D. O. Rhame came to Sum? merton in 1898 it was a woe begone village as far as business was concern? ed. His capital was very limited finan? cially but he possessed knowledge of his profession as pharmacist and a determination to succeed. He did not sit waiting for a prescription to arrive, he began manufacturing and kept always busy-the result of which is, he owns a fine pharmacy with a $3,50C stock of all necessary in mat medica in his own brick buil< measuring 25x75 feet in which he two bright assistants and a part Besides his prescription and c trade generally he manufactures tions, linameuts, tinctures, cc syrups, emulsions, elixirs and sa parillas and his business is not loc confined. Mr. Rhame also owns very attractive and commodious h which originally cost about S3 and a two story frame store and dv> ing combined which he has rented < The gentleman was born in Flo: and is a son of Judge T. B. Rha of Lynchburg, (Magnolia) S. C. has studied medicine as well as pl macy and graduated as pharmacis 1894 at Charleston and as said bec? a decided acquisition toSummertoi 1898. He has been Mayor but has no an tion personally for political pre menf, but is a right good citizen ; gracious gentleman. Summerton's claims as a comn cial centre did not receive much cognition even locally until ab three years ago. The start of_the present Avant M can tile Company was made then, J that enterprise is now known as a one over the Palmetto State. Ti db a wholesale and retail trade occu ing double stores measuring 50x feet with upper story 60 feet and < ployi.. H busy people inside, and tl have t ,en in as high as $1,000 cs a da> Besides the grocery and provis departments supplied in car load lc they have dry goods and fine di goods in separate departments, i the dressmaking and millinery roc are presided over by ladies fr Baltimore and other cities, while 1 aggregate stock includes supplies s raiment and foot and head cov'erinj in fact it is a modern establishment equipment, stock and manageme Hon. C. M. Davis, State Senator President H. T. Avant who has built up t enterprise, is general manager. He now in Horry county, where the co pany has several thousand acres of pi and cypress timber and options many more tracts, and he has ji started their new milling plant, ca] city 250,000 feet of pine per day, 1 tween Sanford and Loris, Hoi county, with Sanford as postoffice. J will add a planing mill right awa His son W. Ashley Avant, is Sea tary and Treasurer, but does not cc fine himself entirely to the ofiice as is all over the establishment. 1 has been with several commerci bouses and is at home in sales as w< as clerical departments and is also i cognized as a buyer of ability and young gentlemen who can keep bm ness on the hop. The Avant Mercantile Company h accomplished wonderful progress less than three years, but the manag ment believes the future will excei the past. A. A. Strauss, of Mayesville, has big. wholesale and retail house Summerton carrying from $8,000 816,000 ^orth of goods according season--the brick building being 90x! and "L" 40x20 feet and in the rear s ice house is being built for ten tons < frozen liquid. The Mayor of Summerton, T. i Rogan, is also manager of the Strau: interests at Summerton, and he bui them from their inception. Now, j the dull season, he has only 5 clerk and he has four men on cross tie coi tract wood and seed, and in the fall S men in the village attending to cottc gin, grist mill and store duty and hi bad as high as 130 men in summ< getting out ties and wood and in oth< avenues of iud us try. Mr. Rogan : also general manager of the Tinda Furniture Company in which he lu half interest, and he is general manage of the Summerton Ginning Com pan and bas a third share therein, he OWE individually a square^of lots, and ha! interest with the Hon. J. C. Lanban member of the legislature, in 40 valui ble acres adjoining town, and is one c the most successful in this land c bight men. Besides the foregoing he has sbippe for Strauss Company 40 car loads c cotton seed for Independent Oil Co, and handled car loads of ^machiner and nearly 40 car loads of fertilizei and meal. Mr. Rogan was the ma who secured Summerton its telephon exchange and he is manager thereof and as His Honor the Mayor (2nd year he is progressive and popular. Th j gentleman was born in England an ! came to the United States in 1864 t Pennsylvania, and about 30 years ag to South Carolina. He was with W. L. Webb in whole sale crockery business in Charleston then in like houses in Richmond an Baltimore, succeeding which h travelled South Carolina and Georgia then established the Sumter Chin Hall, which he controlled until com ing to Summerton six years ago an placed life in its nostrils. Mr. Roga; has able and ever willing lieutenant in A. P. Burgess, sou of the late Dr Burgess as accountant-and H. A Richburg in charge of shoes and no tions-Gus Fischer, groceries am hardware and Miss Alene Richburg ii charge of Ladies Department, in fae all of the interests of which Mr. Rogai is manager move in happy harmony One of the most enthusiastic Sum mertoniaus is unquetionably Dr. W. W Anderson, who was raised in old State burg. Sumter county. He studied a South Carolina College until the wa claroiu sounded when he joined th( gallant 7th South Carolina Cavalry was eventually placed on detache< service as Department Scout fron Richmond. It is of interest that when Gran caused the fall of Fort Donnelson ii 1862. the students met in mass meet ing and concluded it was time to takt up guns instead of books and tLii closed the South Carolina College. After the war, Dr. Anderson studiec medicine, practiced successfully, thei took to farming in which he was en gaged for many years, and ten years ag( began buying instead of raising cot ton and for nine, years has been one o Sprunt's best buyers. Six years ag< he came to Summerton-fell in lovi with the place and made it his home Dr. Anderson owns land in Sumte county yet and nice property ii Summerton and is a .reprrsentativi southern gentleman in mind ant manner. Iiis son, W. H. Anderson, ii in thc cotton market at ?vYst Point Mississippi, excepting in Summe when he is in Summerton, and his soi John F. Anderson is manager of a cot ton agency at Hattiesburg, Mississippi ; Geo. F."Epperson, of Sumter, has ? ; business branch here-live stock sale; ) and machinery and wagon depart ments, the firm being Epperson and Richbnrg. It was established about a year ago. The managing partner, H. Augustus Richbnrg, in that limited time has sold over 3 car loads of bug? gies and wagons, a car load of mowing machines arid nearly 100 sets of har ness and many other sales. K. A ag. Richbnrg is also the manager of the firm of Richbnrg Brothers, owning the Summerton Livery with 15 good horses and good rigs, and their build? ings put up a year ago can accommodate thirty head. They also own a planta I tion 5 miles N. E. of town and farm 75 acres one and a half miles out, J. A. Richbnrg managing the farming and H. Augustus Richburg the businesss in town. Augustus is emphasized, as there are other H. A. Richburgs. Those young men were born at Sum? merton and for business zeal, enter? prise and upright character have no superiors in Clarendon county. James Carswell. Bishopville News Items. Mrs. J. Walter Durant and son, of Sumter, are visiting Mrs. David E. Durant. We understand that Mr. J. J. Shaw will make the race for Supervisor in the coming primary. Rev. K. Mccaskill preached in the Presbyterian Church last Sunday at special request of the pastor, who was too unwell to preach. His theme was "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's." Mr. W. M. Kelly, who has been so very sick for so long a time, was on our streets last Friday. His mnay friends were glad to see him abie to bc out again. Mr. Walter Rerabert took his two boys, Robert and Vemer, down to Charleston last Thursday to Dr. Parker to have their throats examined. They have some trouble of the larynx. Mr. Perry M. Parrott, of Sumter, after a brief visit to Bishopville, returned home on Monday. Mr. Dan Holland, a young man about 21 jears old, son of Mr. Ike Hol? land, died in Georgia last week of appendicitis and his body was brought home and buried last Sunday. He was a young man of much promise and held in higli esteem at home and abroad. Harmony Presbytery will convene in the Presbyterian Church cn Wednes? day, April the 6th at 8.30 p. m. The opening sermon will be preached by Rev. W. S. Porter,, of Summerton. Immediately after the sermon Presby? tery will be organized by the election of a Moderator and clerk. Preaching may be expected every night at half past eight o'clock. This will be the 5th time Presbytery bas met at Bishopville under the present pastorate.-Bishopville Vindi? cator. Another Paper for Bishopville. Bishopville, March 31.-Col. John M. Knight and Mr. Herbert Moses of Sumter were here yesterday making a survey of the field with a view to es? tablishing another weekly newspaper ! in Bishopville. They received a suffi? cient amount of encouragement to in? duce them to begin preparations for putting in the plant and they hope to b? established by June 15th. It is un? derstood that Mr. Moses will be the editor and have charge of the enter? prise. There is only one weekly paper here now. MI i -o .-?I HM Evangelist Small Coming. Evangelist Small, of the Church of Christ, now holding a meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., with fifty six addi? tions in last fifteen days, has kindly consented to come to Sumter after the Orangeburg meeting which will com? mence this month and continue for six weeks. Rev. Small is expected in Sumter about the first of June. Recently two preachers, one a Presby? terian, the other a Methodist, took ; their stand under Bro. Small's preach- j ing, content to be called Christians only. j Colored Carpenters Organize. Editor of The Daily Item : Please allow me space to make the following announcement: Wo the colored car? penters of the city of Sumter have organized ourselves into a union of carpenters,-known as Union No. 1547, with a membership of 45. We have installed our officers, and our union is in good working order. Our officers are as follows: W. B. DeLorme, President; Edward Frasier, Vice President; E. W. Curthberr. Rec. Secty ; Rufus Evans, Conductor. We have our charter and outfit from our General Secretary, Mr. Frank Duffy, Indianapolis, Ind., and we hopi to better our condition as mechanics in futare. We herewith return our thanks to Messrs. C. F. Schwerin and J. A. Howell for kind services rendered us in our organization. Respectfully, . A. G. Spears, Fin. Secty. Columbia, March 31.-With the close of the first quarter, the receipts from the privilege tax amount to 99, - 097.15 The total amount received last year from January to December was S98,909.80,and between the first of April and the last of December the amount received was over $8,000. With this as a basiAit is thought that the re? ceipts forxhis year will run up to $110, 000! Scranton, Pa., March 31.-Six per? sons are known to have been killed and five fatally injured byan explosion in the factory of tho Dickson Squib company at Pricebnrg, near here, to? day. Fewer gallons; wears longer; Devoc. --? ? m ? Him? - A Singular Word. Oar langaage contains a word ending with "S" that denotes anxiety, worry, etc. Add to this word another "8" and it will denote affection, joy, etc. Find this word in the paragraph below : "Cares" bring anxiety and worry, these bring derangement of tne digestive or? gans, usually resulting in indigestion. Ry-' dale's Stomach Tablets cure indigestion. It matters n<n whether your stomach trou? ble is caused by worry, over work, neglect, malaria or any other canse, Rydale's Stom? ach Tablets will cu e you They iu?ure perfect digestion and assimilation. They tone and strengthen the digestive organs, restoring them, to health. Use them and good health will bless yon and fortune "Caress" you. All dealers. VISIT TO THE STATE FARM. Our Hagood Correspondent Writes of What He Saw. I have just returned from a visit to ; the upper State lam), which lies in the lower or southern part o? east ! Kershaw county on Wateree river, and is superintended hy Mr. John Morris. He is about forty-five, I guess, was born in what is now Florence county, and has farmed since his majority as an overseer, much of this service be? ing rendered in Marlboro county. Mr. Morris is a land owner, but from choice oversees because he feels that it is Iiis calling. Few men understand how to control the laborer or the man- ! agement and cultivation of the soil as well as he, and the great secret of his success is in the fact that he is an en? thusiast. In his eight years superin? tendency but one convict has made his escape. Mr. Morris is a member of the Baptist Church, joining quite early in life, and he stated to me that this had been of inestimable benefit to him. But Mr. Morris needs no words of praise from me; his works are his best recommendation. While there I met the chaplain of the two farms, Rev. Parks a man of color, of some wit, of good grit. Two years ago some convicts, one of whom having possessed himself of the guard's gun, made their escape, but were overtaken by the dogs aud sur? rounded in a dense piece of woods. It was a dangerous place, and no one wished to risk his life for their cap? ture. At this juncture the negroes began to beat the do^s, when Mr. Morris whose they were, felt com? pelled to go to them. When he started the preacher said, "Captain, you shan't go alone; I'll go with you." They went down into the swamp and were looking for the negroes when the one with the gun, about 40 yards away in a tree, fired on them, the ball passing quite near, but missing : them. The negro, losing his balance, fell to. the ground and was instantly covered by the rifle of Mr. Morris, but the praecher was instant in beg? ging for the worthless life. But it is of the farm I wish to speak more particularly. It is a model in its equipment. Verily ile owner of such is an inde? pendent man (I nearly said a prince), for has be not his kingdom with its subjects, its dependents? I felt as I went about from place to place that in such a case I, too, would be an en? thusiast. That I may not be tedious, I will be brief. Aside from the ordi nary farming implements there was a reaper, a mower, a thresher, a gin? nery, a hay press, a blacksmith and a carpenter's shop, with all their ap? pointments, a windmill with pump attachment, tank, piping running everywhere, to which convenient hose may be easily attached for water? ing or other purposes. A large stream, Swift creek, runs through the middle of the farm, supplying abundant water for the stock on . pastures and plenty cf fine fish. And the stock; they raise here horses, smales, cows sheep, goats and hogs, all of which are looked after, cared for, as I saw with my own eyes. There is ample shelter for all stock and farming implements; nothing is alluwed to weather. I know not how many horses and mules there are, for there are a number of colts some as fine as you could wish to see, but there is a large number. Of the land most of which is swamp, well dammed, secure from freshets, it' is the finest and in the best condition, praticularly the swamp. Their princi? pal crop is cereals, but they make cot? ton and molasses too. These lands ! were bought a few yeras ago for seven j dollars per acre: They are well worth, and could, I suppose easily be sold for one hundred. As I viewed the broad acres with their flocks and herds or green with growing grain, together ; with its thorough equipment sufficient j but not superfluous, the expression "The Model Farm," came to my mind. Hagood. In 1885 there were only 16,000 to 17, C0O Jews in Jerusalem. Last year in the city they numbered at least 41,000. In all about one hundred and fifty thousand are actually living in Pales? tine. Pneumonia May Be Prevented. If a cold lingers, there is danger cf pneumonia. If la grippe leaves the langs in an inflamed condition, there ?3 great danger of pneumonia. Prevent this fatal disease by using Rydale's Elixir : it cures colds quickly and leaves the throat and lungs sound. It is the best remedy for that peculiar inflamed condition of the lungs that so frequently follows la grippe. This modern scientific throat and lung remedy is a safe remedy for young and old, in.all throat and lung diseases. All dealers. DEMOCRATIC REORGANIZATION.* In accordance with the recent action of the State Democratic .Executive Committee, the presidents of the vari? ous Democratic Clubs of Sumter County are hereby ordered to call to gether their respective clubs on Sat? urday, April 23rd next, for the pur? pose of reorganizing the clubs for the ensuing election, after which they shall proceed : To elect one member of the County E.xecutirve Comimttee : to elect del? egates to the County Convention this day called to meet in the Court House in Sumter, S. C., on Monday, May 2nd, next, said representation to be one delegate for each 25 members or majority fraction thereof : the re? presentation to be on the basis of the club roll of the first last preceding primary election held in the county. Provided however, that the clubs within the city of Sumter may meet on Friday, April :2:2nd, for tho above named purpose. A County Convention is hereby called to meet in the Court House in Sumter S. C., on Mondav, May 2nd, 1904. at Jl o'clock, a. m., for the purpose of electing delegates to the State Democratic Convention to be held in Columbia, S. C., at 12 o'clock, noon, on Wednesday May ISth 1904,, for tho purpose of electing a County Chairman, a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, and for such other business as may properly come before said Conten? tion. JOHN M. KNIGHT, Countv Chairman. H. h. B. WELLS, 4 Secretary. Sumter, S. C.,* March .'10, 1904. Potas j is removed in large quantities from j the soil by the growing of crops j and selling them from the farm. I Unless the Potash be vestored to j ;iic soil, good crops can not con? tinue. We have print? ed a little brx/i contaii)i:ftj valu? able Jactrj gath? ered ? r o rr. the records of accur? ate experiments in recia im i n ? soils, and we will be glad tosend a copy free o charge to any farmer who wi?l write tor it, j . GERMAN KALI WORKS, i Xtf ^ ork--yS Na*?au street, or \ Atlanta, ?a.-22^ So. Broad SO j THE SUMTER SAVINGS BINK. -, HORACE HARBY, President. I. C. STRAUSS, vice-President. GEO. L. RICEER, Casher. Capital Stock, $25,000 Liability of Stockholders, 25,000 TO TAKE CARE OF MONEY -the savings of all classes of people-is the reason for the existence of The Sumter Savings Bank j And this duty is performed with satisfac? tion to all concerned. I Money is absolutely safe here and every dollar deposited, be it principal or interest j earn** 4 per cent per annum. A ?mall sum will open up an account and secure a bank book. I Begin to savA now. Interest payable I quarterly. TO Qu AU ry FOR GOOD POSITIONS GUARANTEED IN WRITING. ?00 FREE SCH0^|iSHIPS OFFEBE? GA.-ALA. BUS. COLLEGE. MACON. GA Dr. E. A. EARLY, DENTIST. Phone No. 190. Office Over Bultroan Bros.7 Shoe Store. Office hours 8.30 tO 1 ; 2 tO 5. novS-ly Land Surveying I will give prompt attention to all calis for surveying, platting, terracing hill skies, draining bottoms, drawing Mortgages Titles, Probating, &c BANKS H. BOYKIN, D. &, Oct 19-0 Catchall, 8. fr THE BANK OF SUMTER, SUMTER, S. C. City and County Depository. Capital stock paid in, $75,000 00 Undivided surplus, 16,000 QQ Individual liability of stockhold? ers in excess of their stock, 75,000 Ot Transacts a general banking business; also has a Saving Bank Department. De? posits of $1 and upward received. Inter? est allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually. W. F.*B. HAYNSWORTH, President. R. I. MANNING. W. F. RHAME, vice-President. Cashier. Jan. 31. Wv promptly obtain U. S. and Foreign PATENTS *rfecd model, sketch or photo o? invention for< ' free report on paten lability. For free hook, < ""TRADE-MARKS 1 Parents and to ?pposrte U. S. Patent Office WASHINGTON D.C. DeLORHE'S PHARMACY, 23 South Main St. Open from 7 a. rn. to 10 p. m. ; Sunday, 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. Having consolidated my two stores, i will be pleaded to see all my customers at the above stand, where I am better pre? pared than ever to serve them. Your prescriptions will be called for and delivered. Phone 45. Full line of Drugs, Garden Seed and Cigars. Your patronage solicited. - Call bell for night waok.