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BIG R?t ft I ULi?,
?. Sternberger Company's Store
Burned-Loss Estimuted at
Special the State.
Clio, Jone 17.-One section of this
town is smouldering in ruins today.
Fire broke out in the general store of
the E. Starnberger company at 9
o'clock last night and destroyed the
firm's property to the extent of $30,
00?. The lose is half covered by in?
surance. This firm does a business of
about $200,000 per annum and is today
entering another store for continuing
fen si ness.
The residence of Mr. G. R. Welch,
valued at $2,500, and the residence of
Mrs. K. C. Chamness-. valued at $2,
000, were also entirely consumed.
Their losses are partially covered by
Hester's Cotton Statement.
New Orleans, June 17.-Secretary
Hester's weekly cotton statement
issued today shows for the 17 days of
June a decrease under last year of 16, -
OOO and a d ?cras?e under the same pe?
riod year before last of 14,000.
For the nine months and 17 days of
the season that have elapsed the ag
gregate is behind the same days of
last year 685,000 ar d behind the same
?days year before last 330,000.
The amount brought into sight dur?
ing the wefek past has been 2$219
bales against 28,890 for the same seven
days last year and 43,478 year before
The movement since Sept. 1 shows
receipts at ail United States ports to
be 7,039,331 against 7,632,442 last
year. Overland across the Mississip?
pi, Ohio and Potomac rivers to north?
ern mills and Canada 904,113 against
1,062,846 last year; interior stocks in
excess of those held at the close of the
commercial year 102,815 against a de?
crease last year of 7,576; south 3rn
mills takings %721,000 against 1,764, -
785 last year. .
The total movement since Septem?
ber 1 is 9,767,859 against 10,452,497 last
y jar. ?
. Foreign exports for the week have
been 37,221 against ^7,868 last year,
making the total thus far for the sea?
son 5,772,322 against 6,520,498 last
.year. The total takings of American
mills, north, south and Canada, thus
-far for the season have been 3,828,437
against 3,842,761 last year.
Stocks at the seaboard and the 29
leading southern interior centres have
decreased during the week 33,147
bales, against a decrease* during the
corresponding period last season of
Including stocks, left over at ports
and interior towns from the last crop
and the number of bales brought into
sight thus far from the new crop, the
supply to date is 9,935,658 against 10,
.667,571 for the same period last year.
Weekly Trade Review.
"New York, June 17.-Bradstreet's
reviewing the state of trade, tomor?
row will say : Favorable features this
week are the further improvement
shown in leading crops and the end?
ing of the tie-up on the great lakes.
Wheat, oats and cotton have improved,
but corn is still backward owing to
the cool weather. General trade and
industry have remained quiet, and
may be said to have "marked time."
The notable under lying feature of
the entire situation is the feeling that
.with at- average crop of wheat and
Targe yields of the other cereals and
of cotton now in prospect a good fall
and winter business is to be looked
for. Ballway earnings reflect current
<quiteness in business and the de?
creases of 3 5 per cent of g rc. ss in
May and of 6 per cent, in April net,
indicated last week, are confirmed
by fuller details
Reports as to the cotton crop are al?
most universally favorable, the only
exception being noted in Arkansas,
where a heavy reduction is probable
because of overflowing lands. The
Texas crop is gow ing finely, first bales
being reported nearly a month ahead
cf the usual time. The crop in the
lower Mississippi valley is making good
progress and in Georgia and Ala?
bama is reported growing finely.
For sick headache tai,. Chamberlain s
Siomach and Liver Ta ot-, anda quick
care is c-il-L*. For <-<.ic oj China's Drzz
Irish potatoes have been a paying
crop this year. A gentleman who was.
at Voung's Island the other day, says
a planter made over $25.000 clear cn
that crop alone this year.
Are Your Lungs Weak.
Does the cough, left by the grippe-r??
the cold, contracted f'u.mg the winter,
still bane ou ? Ry dale's Elixir wi J) cur
yoor cough ?lid ht-ai your w ak lunt??=. 1
i.ille the germs t^at excise chronic thro*"
?nd lung disease *nd helps nature resto. *
.fue weakened organs to health. Trial
?bec 25c Family size 50c. All dealers.
Hot Springs, Ark., June 15.-The
State Democratic convention today in?
structed for Judge Alton B. Parker of
New York as the choice ol the Arkan?
sas Democracy for presidential candi?
date. The vote was: Parker 258^>;
Hearst 12834; John Sharp Williams, ?.
Nervous Dyspepsia Cured by
Rydale's Stomach Tablets.
Mr. R. E. Jones, buyer for Parker &
Bridget, whose large department stores
are located at 9th and Penn Ave., Wash
ington D. C., writes, under date of April
14, '04, as follows : Last February one
yeer, while in New York on business for
my house, I caught a severe cold, which
laid me up for severr.l weeks and left me
wesk and r ei-vous. ? had little or no ap?
petite and ray digestion was very poor,
my physician* could not get at the cause
of my trouble as my digestion seemed
so much impaired. I decided to try Ry
dale's Stomach Tablais, being assured by
a friend they were good dyspepsia medi?
cine. After using them for a few days I
began to realize that I was getting better.
I gave up the doctor's prescription and
have gained 20 pounds while using two
boxes of these tablets. I never felt better
in my life, and accredit Rydale's Stomach
Tablets with having cured me. I can re?
commend them most heartily, to sufferers
from nervocs indigestion and general run?
down conditions of the system. All dealers.
AMUSING O?MME mi
An Orangeburg Casa That Was
Fun for Ail Save the Litigants.
The following report by the News
and Courier's Oraugeburg correspond?
ent of the trial of a damage snit at the
i recent term cf the Orangeburg court
gives a mere outline of one of the
! most ridiculous damage suits ever
j tried in -this State :
"Unusually interesting and amusing
! testimony was given in the suit of
! Capt. J. 6. Livingston against Mrs.
j Missouri I. Collier for $5,000 damages
Ifor injuries received from a buggy
whip in the hands* of Mrs. Collier.
The jury found for plaintiff one dollar
"Capt. Livingston and Mr. David
L. Collier, the husband of defendant,
were what might be called '.cronies. '
They had arranged a fishing trip on
May 24, 1902 ; Mr. Collier was unable
to go, but insisted on the Captain's
taking Mrs. Collier's horse and buggy
and carrying another friend with him.
"Capt. livingston returned to de?
fendant's house with the buggy just
after dark, and, driving into the
yard, was met by Mrs. Collier with
the whip, which, he says, she applied
freely, striking him in the right eye
and causing blindness. The other fish?
erman, who had gotten out at the
! gtte, says he heard the lashing and
[heard Mrs. Collier say: "I prora
I ised to give you a whipping and I've
"Mr. Cottier testified that Capt.
Livingston was instructed to return
the buggy at b o'clock and promised
to do ?0. Mrs. Collier wanted the
buggy about that time to go down?
"Mr. O. R. Lowman, who runs a
buggy house, testified that she came
there during the, evening looking for
the buggy, and threatened to whip or
punish the Captain when he returned.
"The defence contended that the in?
jury to plaintiff's eye was the result of
a fight with Mr. Collier last Septem?
ber, arising cut of a discussion of the
suit which had then been filed, in
which both men were badly battered
and bruised on the face and head.
"Mrs. Collier admitted the whip?
ping, but claimed that the Captain
brought her horse home in bad con?
dition from over-driving, and cursed
and abused her when she took him to
task for it, finally attacking her with
"This the Captain denied. On the
other hand, he claims that the attack
was unprovoked and began while he
was unhitching the horse.
"He testified that Mr. Oollier came
out and asked his wife to stop, and
she put the whip on him, too, and
followed and struck the Captain again
as he was leaving the yard.
"Mrs. Collier was asked if it was
anything unusual for her to whip her
husband, and replied that her domes?
tic troubles were her own business."'
He Took Brooms.
Two old fellows in New Hampshire j
were the sharpest things in the way
of bargaining. Cy Pettingil made
brooms for a living and Ezra Hoskins
kept a store. One day Cy came in
with a load cf brooms and the dicker?
Cy was a man who could see a bar?
gain through a six-inch plank cn a
dark night, and Ezra could hear a
dollar bill rattle in a bag of feathers
a mile off. Well, they began, and
their conversation was something like
i "Ezra, I want to sell you these
"All right. Cy, I'll take them."
Cy said: "I don't want any store
bargains, I want cash for them."
They tallked and gadded a while,
and then Ezra said : "I tell you whar
I'll do, Cy, I'll give you half cash and
Cy took a fresh chew cf tohacco,
pulled a straw cut of one of the brooms,
"That'll he all right, Ezra."
After he bad put the brooms ic the
store, Ezra said ' ' Here's your money,
Cy, now what do you want in trade?"
Cy looked around for a spell, cocked
his eye up to the ceiling, stuck his cud
ic his cheek and said :
"Well, if it is all the same to yen,
Ezra, I'll take brooms. ' '
Driven to Desperation.
Living at an out of the way place, re?
mote from civilization, a family is often
driven to desperation in case of accident,
resulting in burns, cuts, wounds, aleen?,
etc. Lay in a supply of Buckleu'3 Arnica
Salve. It's the best on earth. 25c. at J
fc. W. DeLorm?'s Drug Store.
The State veterinarian of Oregon
has ordered that the thousands of
wild horses which roam the unfenced
langes of that State shall be shot
down. This is to be done to prevent
the spread of mange, which is commu?
nicated to cattle and other live stock.
An Alarm Clock for 25c.
If you want to get up early and feel
good all day take a Littje Early Riser or
cwo at bed time. These famous little pills
relax the nerves, give quiet rest and re?
freshing sleep, with a gentle movement
of the bowels about breakfast time. W.
H. Howell, Houston. Tex., says "Early
Risers are the best pill made for constipa?
tion, 6ick headache, b liousness, etc." Sold
by O. B. Davis.
The Boston Architect of May 28
said: "Rio do Janeiro has abolished
its old-fashioned quarantine regula?
tions. The cause of this change is dee
to the head of the new board of
health, Dr. Cruz, who secured an
appropriation of a million and a quar?
ter of dollars for a war on mosquitoes,
which was so successfully waged that
there were only nine cases of fever last
year, as compared with 275 the pre?
A Strong Heart
is assured by perfect digestion. Indiges?
tion swells the stomach and puffs it up
against the heart. This causes shortness !
of breath, palpitation of the heart and
general weiknes*. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
cures indigestion, relieves the stomach,
takes the strain off the heart and restores
it to a full performance of its function
naturally. Kodol increases the strength
by enabling the stomach and digestive
organs to digest, assimilate and appro?
priate to the blood and tissues all of the
food nutriment. Tones the stomach and
digestive organs. Sold by O. B. Davis.
SUMTER'S GREATEST NEED.
The Timely Suggestion of a Friendly
But Critical Visitor.
Editor Item: The writer is too fre?
quent a contributor to the columns of
the press not to know the value of
space, especially when one is seeking
room in a daily journal, but despite
this he wants to use the Item as a
medium to say something aDont your
thriving little city, which, by the
way is not quite so little after all, as
the writer found when he had to ride
a mile from the Court House to find !
some of his friends.
The growth of Sumter during the
past two years was very noticeable
and unless it has some backset some
the beautiful residences on Main
street will have to be torn down to
make room for business houses, and
! thi3, in some respcets, would be very
reg retable, as these elegant houses,
with their well kept grounds, are a
great ornament to the city. But,
however much the writer could and
would like to say about Sumter, he
must stop because the main object of
! this article is to call attention to
something that the city needs, and the
lack of which detracts very much from
its beauty. and attractiveness. This
need is a public park where the people
can resort in warm weather and find
some relief from the heat and dust
of the streets. Some writer has very
i aptly called the parks the lungs of the
city, and the expression is a very true
and forcible one, for outside of the
pleasure they give, they add very
much to the health of the city.
Then, too, as people advance in
culure and refinement it is but natu?
ral that they should feel a longing to
surround themselves with beautiful
things. In fact, without the love and
culture of the beautiful, civilization
could not eixst. Whatever is useful,
as has been truly and beautifully
said, will encourage itself, but we
should fill do our utmost to encourage
the beautiful, for this is one, almost
the only one, of the visible signs that il?
lustrate, or show our attainments in
civilization. The ignorant man may not
be able to appreciate beautiful things,
but to the intelligent man they are
not only a great help, but at the same
time a source of inestimable pleasure
Some time ago when the writer saw
that the grounds of the Sumter Insti?
tute were to be sold, the thought oc?
curred to him that the city ought to
purchase it and convert it into a park.
These things, of course, cost a good
deal of money, but the mere fact that
a city. Sumter for a good illustration,
is growing in wealth and population
:is pretty strong evidence that the cost
.is not, by any means, an insurmount?
able obstacle. As has already been
said, there are many beautiful homes
in Sumter, and these furnish unmis
1;akable evidence of the refinement of
those who own them ; but while it is
only right that the culture of the
beautiful, like charity, should begin
ut home, it also, like charity, should
not end there.
In this connection, the writer begs
to suggest to the cultured ladies of
Sumter that they might add very
much to the beauty of their city by
beautifying the ground around the
Court Hou^e. If the town of Sumter
had, say twenty-five years ago, estab?
lished a park on the outskirts, the
city of Sumter would now surround it.
lt would hardly take twenty-five years
for this now, at Sumter's present'
rate of growth.
While on his way to the depot the
writer noticed some beautiful little
trees that had been used for hitching
posts and as a natural consequence
tad been badly damaged. Such inex?
cusable vandalism should subject the
offender to a very heavy fine. When a
tree becomes establishd it is very val?
uable and whoever injures it should
te severelv punished.
W. D. Woods.
Darlington, S. C., June 16.
APPRECIATE THE FIREMEN.
Witherspoon Bros. & Co. Do the Hand?
some Thing by the Fire Laddies.
The following letter addressed to
Chief of the Fire Department Hood,
ii self-explanatory and shows that the
services of our volunteer fire depart?
ment are not unaprpeciated by those
whom they serv?:
Mr. R. S. Hood, Chief Fire Depart?
Dear Sir: We herewith enclose
check for $25 00 as a token of appreci?
ation of the good services rendered in
pieventlng the spread of the fire at our
plant on the morning of the 13th in?
stant. While you did not have to put
ott any fire in our plant it was cer?
tainly uncomfortably close by. Any?
thing you might want in the future
from the City Council please let us
kr ow and we will have a good speech
to make before that body in your
Wishing you the success at every
other place that you had at ours, we
are, Yours very truly,
Witherspoon Bros. & Co.
E. L. Witherspoon, President.
To be Married in Mississippi.
Invitations have been issued by Mr.
anc; Mrs. T. Rowin Harney, of Hat-'
tieiiburg, Miss., to the marriage of
their daughter. Dora, to Mr. John
Fri arson Anderson on the evening of
Jure 30th, in Trinity Episcopal
Church, Hattiesburg, Miss. *
MT. Anderson is a son of Dr. W.
W. Anderson, Jr., of Summerton, but
formerly of this county, and is him?
self well and favorably known in this
Fire at Wedgefield.
Wedgefield, June 15.-The barns and
stables on Re viresco farm, the prop?
erty of Mr. A. E. Aycock of this place
and Mrs. F. F Covington of Marion,
wera detroyed by fire last night with
their contents, which included corn,
hay and oats. The cause of the fire
is supposed to have been spontaneous
combustion. The loss is partly covered
A Great Ruler.
Or e of the greatest of rulers is the liver !
Tt governs the human organism. When the
liver is out of order the whole system be?
comes diseased. Keep your liver healthy by
using Rydalt's Liver Tablets. They euro
all liver trouble. They cure constipation.
Your money back if th^y do not give sat?
isfaction. AU dealers.
CRAZY NEGRO SUICIDES.
Peter James, Recently Discharged From
Asylum, Jumps Into a Well.
Peter Janie?, a negro who was re?
leased from the asylum a few months
ago after ependinfg several months
there, committed suicide Thursday
hy jumping headforemost into a
well on the Manning road in the su?
burbs of the city. Ije had been
working for Minnie Moore, a negro
woman, for several days, and this
morning he told her he was going
away. Shortly atferwards she heard
an unusual noise in the yard and run?
ning ont she saw bis coat and hat
lying by the well. Going to the well
she discovered James straggling in
the water. She called for help, but
before her neighbors could come to
her assistance, James was dead. His
body was removed from the well as
quickly as possible, but it was impos?
sible to recussitate him.
Coroner Flowers, who was notified,
made an investigation, but decided
not to summon a jury and hold a reg?
ular inquest as it was a clear case of
suicide as a result of insanity.
At a meeting of the City Board of
Education held a few days ago the fol?
lowing teachers were elected to teach
in the Washington Street School dur?
ing the next school year:
Miss Lena Kirkley, of Smithville;
Miss Laurie Harrell, of Benettsville ;
Miss Marion Satterwhite, of Sumter ;
Miss Mary Alice Michaux, of Sumter.
Misses Hattie Boland, Mary 'Brun
son and H. C. Fishbnrn, who taught
in the school last session, declined re?
election after the Board of Education
met and elected all of the teachers for
another year. The increased enroll?
ment during the last year and the cer?
tainty that the school will be still
larger next session made it necessary
that one additional teacher be elected.
MAGNOLIA NEWS NOTES.
Magnolia, June 16.-The city of
Marion has a just cause to hold an
ever lasting grudge against our es?
teemed yonng friend Walton J. Mc?
Leod, for he, accompanied by his broth?
ers, ?ev. D. Melvin, Thos. G., Frank?
ie, and Carlisle and Miss Mary Eliza
McLeod went over on the train yester?
day morning and robbed that nice lit?
tle city of one of its loveliest flowers
and returned with the prize last even?
ing, thereby furnishing a most appre?
ciable acquisition to Lynchburg so?
ciety, and an ornament to his pleas?
ant home. When Walton boarded the
train yesterday morning his many
friends who witnessed his departure,
were impressed with his handsome
appearance, but when he alighted from
the coach last night there was a lock
of astonishment on the faces of the
large number of friends who met the
train. He did not appear handsome
at all. Why? well, we guess it was
the contrast. To say nice things about
the bride seems uncalled for.
The appropriate and impressive cer?
emony performed by Rev. D. McLeod
made Miss Pauline Mullins, Mrs.
The old arm chair in the office is;
The serenade last night was a grand
success. The cattle, dogs and chick?
ens aiound joined in a counter sere?
nade. Walton seems grateful to the
Your townsmen, Tommie McIntosh,
would have enjoyed it so much.
Manning News Notes.
Manning will soon have a laundry. It
will be run by Messrs. Otis Trescott
and Jesse Orvin, and they will have
all experienced help.
The barn and stables of Mr. C. R.
Felder near Summerton, was destroy?
ed by fire last Wednesday afternoon.
No insurance, loss about $500.
The Alderman stock farm at Alcolu,
is now under the management of Mr.
Walker, of Barnwell, a graduate of
Clemson, who has made dairying and
raising of stock a special study.
Last Friday night at the scidder,
near Shiloh, in the timber woods of
the D. W. Alderman & Sons' Company
of Alcoln, Mr. Forrest Collins, the
engineer, became involved in a diffi?
culty with Lawrence Thompson, a
negro hand, and after N some words
Thompson advanced upon him with a
cant hook, whereupon Collins shot
him. Thompson was taken to Alcoln
and died in a few honrs. Coroner
Smith was notified Saturday afternoon
and he went to Alcoln and held the
inquest. Mr. Collins surrendered
himself to the sheriff of Sumter.
Sheriff Scarborough of Sumter came
here yesterday with Mr. Forrest Col?
lins in his custody, who had surren?
dered to him last Saturday for the
killing of Lawrence Thompson, col?
ored, Capt. Charlie Collins, a brother
of Mr. Forrest Collins was also of the
party. Hon. M. L. Smith, of Camden,
speaker of the House of Representa?
tives, who bas been retained with
Capt. W. C. Davis to defend Collins
met the party here and after a confer?
ence, it was decided that under a
special statute, where a shooting takes
place in one county and the death in
another, as was this case, the defend?
ant may be tried in either county,
and as Clarenden is Collins' home,
and the county where the inquest WES
held, the trial will be had here. Sher?
iff Scarborough turned his charge ov<r
to the sheriff of Clarendon and Col?
lins' attorneys will apply for bail next
week at Georgetown to Judge Aldrich,
who is now in this circuit.-Manning
Triumphs of Modern Surgery.
Wonderful things are done for the hu?
man body by surgery. Organs are taken
out and scraped and polished and put
back, or they may be removed entirely ;
bones are spliced ; pipes take the place of
diseased sections of veins ; antiseptic
dressirgs aro applied to wounds, bruise?
burns and like injuries before inflamma?
tion sets in, which causes them to heal j
without maturation and in one third the j
time required by the old treatment. Cham?
berlain's Pain Balm acts on this same |
M ir?ci] 1?. It is an antiseptic and when !
? ; ;>?ed to such irjaries, causes them to |
ho .1 very quickly. It also allays the pain j
and soreness. Ke**p a bottle of Pain Balm j
in } our home and it will save you time:
anti money, not io mention the iuconveni- ;
once and suffering which such injuries en?
tail. For sale by Cn ina's Dru 4 Store.
A SUGGESTION FROM THE HEALTH !
Precautions to be Observed in Dealing !
With Contagious Diseases.
Some persons are determined to ex?
aggerate the, amount of sickness in
the communities in which they live,
an. do so with fiendish pleasure in
many instances. It is much better to
go to the right place or person for in?
formation than to believe and repeat
every thing you hear about the num?
ber of cases of any contagious disease.
Some party or parties have circulated
the report that there are between
twenty-five and thirty cases of typhoid
fever in Sumter. As a matter of fact,
j there have been but six cases this
! year. For a city of between eight and
nine thousand population that is a
good showing ; and there is no place
in the United States or in the world
but that some sickness can be found.
It has been suggested by the health
officer that in order to suppress the
spread of typhoid fever, that as soon
i as any person is attacked with fever of
j any kind that he be immediatelv no
j tified. He will proceed at once to
your house and take the necessary
sanitary precautions to prevent the in?
fection of your premises, and of other
peoples' too. Do not wait until the
physician has completed his diagnosis
of the case, which takes several days
to a week some times, as the danger
of infection is considerable from the
discovery of the fever until the doc?
tor bas decided whether it is typhoid
fever. If it turns out to be typohid,
why the danger of spreading has been
done away with. If it is not typhoid,
no harm has been done. Flies do
more to spread typhoid fever than any
other thing, and if the health officer
can get to your place at the bginning
of the case of fever he will instruct
you what to do during the sickness as
a sanitary precaution. It is the duty
I of the physician also to give these in?
structions, which they nearly always
do-bnt ic is Ipeculiarly the health
officer's duty to execute the sanitary
laws, and to assist you to do every?
thing possible to protcet other people
as well as yourself. If a patient is
removed to an infirmary, notify the
health officer as soon as the patient
is taken from the hoase. As soon as
the patient has recovered sufficiently to
leave the sick room, notify the health
officer who will immediately disinfect
the room. In case of death do the
3ame thing. There are certain sani?
tary precautions of a simple nature to
be observed during cases of typhoid,
which it is not necessary to go into
detail about, but yon can and will re?
ceive all of the information and as?
sistance needed from the department
of health, if you will only notify the
officer as instructed above.
If yen have any troubles to tell the
health officer about do so at once. Do
not wait a long time, and in the mean
while go around abusing and "cuss?
ing" him out. While you are indulg?
ing in the luxury of abusing, and some
times "cussing" out that thick skin?
ned, "cuss proof" official he could
have abated a hundred nuisances in
your neighborhood. No health officer
is supposed to have any feelings which
conld be injured or punctured, so you
do not gain a thing by waiting to re?
port nuisances. Eepoit the nuisance
and abuse him after he has abated
A PROFITABLE OAT CROP.
Mr. Eugene Kogan Sells $166 Worth of]
Oats From Three Acres.
A fesv days ago Mr. Eugene Hogan
harvested and sold the crop from
three acres of oats for $166-a gross
return of 855.33 per acre. Mr. Hogan
says that rbe crop cost him first and
last, 821.85 per acre, as follows :
Breaking land with 2-horse
plow, " ?'2 00
Harrowing, 1 00
Seed Oats, 2 65
400 lbs. fertilizer, 4 20
30 loads stable manure, at 40c, 12 CO
The net profit per acre was there?
The oats were sold in the sheaf at
75 cents per hundred, and those who
saw the crop before it was cut esti?
mated that the yield would be not less
than 100 bushels per acre. If these
estimates were even approximately
correct Mr. Hogan lost money by sell?
ing the crop in the sheaf, for oats are
now selling for 60 cents a bushel and
the straw, after threshing, is worth
about 30 cents a hundred.
The land on which this crop was
grown is only ordinary land aEd con?
siderably run down, this being the
first crop Mr. Hogan has grown on
it. However, the land was thoroughly
prepared and well feritlized and the
yield was entirely satisfactory. Nev
ertheless, Mr. Hogan is of the opinion
that next year, with as favorable sea?
sons as this jear's crop had, bo can
make a still larger crop on the same
land without increasing the quantity
of fertilizer. The land is now plant?
ed in peas, and he expects to obtain
a crop of pea vine hay that will be
worth almost as much as the oat crop,
beside improving the land.
Bishopviile News items.
Miss Rae DesChamps is visiting in
Sumter this week.
Mr. R. A. Dixon, of Sumter has
been visiting relatives in town.
Mr. J. C. Shaw has resigned as
general manager of the Oil Mill Co.
and Mr. G. Furman Parrott has been
elected to succeed him and took charge
on June 10.
Rev. T. G. Phillips got back last
week and resumed his work as pastor
of the Baptist church here. He was
warmly received by his flock and
preached at ll o'clock last Sunday.
Mr. T. C. Perrin after mature con?
sideration has decided to run for
oennty Treasurer instead of Auditor.
Senator Thos. McLeod went over to
Mariori this week to inspect the sys?
tem of water works they have there,
ile will also visit Bennettsville and
other points having water works, as
he with Messrs. J. Ed. Stuckey and
R. E. Carnes were appointed a com?
mittee on water works to assist the
town council in devising plans for the
The new rural route from here by
Wisacky to Elliotts and back went
into effect Tuesday with Mr. Purly
Reynolds as mail carrier.-.Bishopviile
to bring good prices must have
of a fer
Wc will send our books, giving fall infor?
mation about the sub? set, to any larmer vrbo
writes for them.
GERriAN KALI WORKS,
N'ew York-98 Nanao Street, or
Atlanta, Ga?-22% So. Broad Sit.
THE SUMTER SAVINGS BAWL
HORACE HARBY, President.
L C. STRAUSS, vice-President.
GEO. L. BICKER, Cashier. .
Capital Stock, $25,000
Liability of Stockholders, 25,000
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zo ry tilt KT* /?g
TO TAKE CARE OF MONEY
-the savings of all classes of people-is
the reason for the existence of
The Sumter Savings Bank
And this duty is performed with satisfac?
tion to all concerned.
Money is absolutely safe here and every
dollar deposited, be it principal or interest
earn? 4 per cent per annum. A small sum
will open up an account and secure a bank
Begin to save now. Interest payable
FOR GOOD POSITIONS
GUARANTEED IN WRITING.
SQQ FREE SCH0LAfSEIFS 0FFE?ED
GA.- ALA. BUS. COLLEGE, MACON. GA
I will give prompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hill sides,
draining bottoms, drawing- Mortgages
Titles, Probating, &c.
BANKS H. BOYKIN, D. Sn.
Oct 19-o Catchall, S. C.
THE BANK OF SUMTER
SUMTER, S. C.
City and County Depository.
Capital stock paid in, $75,000 00
Undivided surplus, 16,000 00
Individual liability of stockhold?
ers in excess of their stock, 75,000 00
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. L MASSING, W. F. RHAKE,
We promptly obtain U. S. and Foreign^^
c3end model, sketch or photo o? invention for<
f* free report oa patentability. For free book, <
Opposite U. S. Patent Office
23 South Main St.
Open from 7 a. m. to 10 p.
m. ' Sunday, 9 a. m. to 1 p. m.
Having consolidated my two
stores, I will be pleased to see
all my customers at the above
stand, where I am better pre?
pared than ever to sei ve them.
Your prescriptions will be
called for and delivered.
Full line of Drugs, Garden
Seed and Cigars.
Your patronage solicited.
Call bell for night wjok.
C. P. Osteen, M. D.
No. 18 W. Liberty St.,
(Over Osfeen's Book Store)
SUMTER, S. C.