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THE Comptroller of the Currency har- ? ing approved the increase of the Capital ?of ~this Bank to $100,000.10, depositors ? cow have as security for their deposits : Capital, - - $100,00000 Stockholders' Individual Lia? bility, : - - - '00,000 00 gurphts and Undivided Prof its, - - - 25,000 00 Total Security fer Depositors? ?225.000 00 ^ncr.? ;*A-!?f & -crrr OF SV?STE??. Capi tal of any Bank "in this r^sroiica. ?z Baas m'Easse.rn part of. this , - Interest allowed on deposits to s h?ni?ed i amount. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. A. J. CHINA, President. j *A NEHxL O'DONNELL, Vice President. Wi,. D. BARNETT, E. IX GEE, .Gr. A. LEMMON, JOHN REID; 1 E. P. BICKER. B. Ii. EEMUNDS, Cashier. E. D. LEE, Solicitor. BOOKKEEPERS. Z. Ii, S?eO?luca, D. J. Winn, Jr. Oliver L. Yates. T?? ^ *?>? ???ero?? K*6?t2tBt*o?a ?md Jmlt* J t f[i it***. h?T?fyw:r O-agst-t. ar *M??t4?. ia ? ?f fcr P*rt?ruUr?, T?*t?m?al*l: ' -vjL \V ?* ???"KrlIer^rLa^U^-in^f^brre. i 4B^^V^_/" i t>.cM*o c??.aioo;*i?. SUM bi ?a?i>?p" >>.r ... . tfjjiLA^ p?. TIS BANK OF SBMTEBT SUMTES? S. C. City and County Depository. jgCapital ?tock 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? posite of $i and upward received. Inter? est allo wed at the rate of 4 per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually. W. P. B. HAYSSWOBTH, President AS. L HJUOTCSG, W. F. BBAMX, ^ vice-President. Cashier. Jan. 31. THE S?TEi SAVINGS BANK. fi HORACE BABB 7, President. I. C. STRAUSS. vice-President. GEO. L. BICKER, Cashier. ^Capital Stock, 525,00c Liability of Stockholders, 25,000 Every Facility For the transaction of business is alf ord? inate who deposit their money with The Sumter Savings Bank, Io?portant papers can be drawn up and signed in a private room set aside for use of oar ?Sente and any information de sired will be cheerfully furnished by the management. Savings deposited here draw interest at the ras?, of 4 per cent per annum. $1.00 0?& an account and secure a bank \ ERl?NfiSHAN FORT FALLS. JAPANESE MAKE IMPORTANT CAPTURE AT PORT ARTHUR. r - * A Strong Citadel in the Defenses of Port Arthur Taken by Gen. Nogi. -W?1 Hasten Ultimate Cap? ture. London, Dec. 29.-Baron Hayashi \ received a telegram from Tokio to i day announcing that the Port Arthur ! beseiging army captured on Wednes I day night Fort Erliungshan. The cap? ture is regarded' here as of highest imporance and will materially hasten the fall of the forts. Japanese casualties in the capture of the heights are estimated at 1,000 killed and wounded. Russian Sailors Courtmartailed. Odessa, Dec. 29.-A, dispatch from Simphoropal says the commander in chief of the Black Sea fleet has order? ed eighty-five sailors to be court martialed. The charge against them ! is mutiny. Tokio, Dec:. 30.-Three Russians, who were captured in the taking of Erlungshan fort state that the Rus? sian defenders numbered about 500 besides some sailors. The majority of j ? the defenders, they say, were killed. Japs Secured 3Iany Guns. London, Dec. 30.-Baron Hayashi has issued the following supple f mentary report from Tokio on the capture of Erlungshan fort : "Our ^occupation of Erlugshan fort was completely assured on the night of December 28th. We captured, among other things, ?our large calibre guns,- seven smaller calibre, thirty 37-r millimetre and two machine guns." Tokio, Dec. 30.-Admiral Togo, the ! hero of Port Arthur, and Admiral Ka? mara, who distinguished himself by his good work against he Vladivos tock fleet, accompanied by their staffs, arrived at Tokio this morning. They proceeded immediately to the palace to make their reports to the emperor. They were given a hearty reception by the population as they passed through the streets of the city. GEN. KUROKI STELL LIVES. Berlin, Dec 29.-A convivial circle at Dortmund sent Gen. Kuroki in September a card o? nhtsuiastic con? gratulations on his military succt?ss, and has now received the following answer: "On the Battlefield in Manchuria, Nov. 5, 1904.-How I rejoice to be congratulated at so great a distance, r upon our victories. As you know, we 'are pupils of German tacticians, hence I have double pleasure in being con ! gratulated by German men. With spe ! cia! regards, your obedient servant, . (Signed) "KurokL" Theabovo 'letter'from Gen: Kuroki i remove all doubt, if any existed, that Gen. Kuroki is still alive. He was per ; sistvntly- reported to have been killed ! during the fighting of October 4 last. [ MOB WHIPPED WHITE MAW _'_ Chicago Man Given SLxty Lashes and Ordered to Leave Mississippi. Natchez. Miss., Dec. 28.-A. D. Lewis, a white man, 33 years of axe, . whose home is in Chicago, was whip? ped in the woods near Natches today and ordered out of the State. Lewis was being taken to the coun? ty convict farm to serve a ser?ei??;e for insulting women on the streets, While under arrest a crowd of six white men took him from the guard, carried him to the woods three Ju.;les from town, stripped him and gave him sixty lashes across he back, then placed him on a train and ordered him to leave the State. j - ? m m ? *m THE LYNCHING INDUSTRY. r A Negro Strung np by a Mob for Kill? ing a White Man. J' Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 29.-A special to The Constitution from Neal, Ga., says: Herbert Simmons,, a negro, was lynch? ed here today for the killing of. J. A. Park, a white man, and one of the community's best known citizens. The negro was taken from the of? ficers by infuriated citizens while be? ing carried to the Zebulon jail and af? ter being strung up to a tree his body was riddled with bullets. Mr. Park was murdered on the night of Dec. 27, his skull being crushed in with a large stick. The cor? oner's verdict was that he came to his death ac the hands of Herbert Simmons. A DESPERATE PRISONER. Negro Convict Exploded a Stick of Dynamite in* a Coach-One Killed. Birmingham. Ala.. Dec. 29.-While a train carrying 130 convicts in the employ of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Railway company was going from Mine No. 3 to the prison, Will Filler, a negro convict, exploded a stick of dynamite in one of the coach? es with a view of effecting a whole? sale release. J. Dawkins, a convict from Henry county, was killed, Guard Pickett lost a leg and an arm. Geo. Delaney, one of the trainmen, was hurt, and several convicts were slight? ly injured. During the stampec guaards from the other cars rushed forward and prevented the escape of any ofthe convicts. The explosion blew blew out the end of the coach. Washington, Dec. 30.-President Roosevelt received a call this morning from Judge John J. Jackson, of the Northern District of West Virginia, who claims the distinction of being tho oldest man and one of the longest in service on the Federal bench. Judge Jackson ii eighty years old and was appointeed by President Lincoln. A NEW VIEW POINT. - Novel Opinion on the Cotton Situa? tion. A cotton merchant of Augusta, Ga., in an interview with a reporter the other day, told of a new scheme that is being worked to thwart the efforts of the farmers to force the price of cotton to a higher basis. The story is told by the Augusta Chronicle as follows: "A new turn has been taken to flim? flam the farmers of the south," said a prominent cotton merchant of Au? gusta yesterday. "And it has fooled some warehouse? men, too," said he. "Here is the proposition: An exporter will go to the warehouseman and say: Let me have ali the cotton you have on hand and I will pay you spot cash at the mar? ket price today. And in addition, I will agree to pay you the difference between the price today arid sixty or ninety days hence. "That looks, fair-dees it not ?-pay for the farm?r's cotton at the mar? ket price today and give him the benefit of the rise, if any, for the next three ?onths! "Let's see,'Acontinued he, "how this will work. Certain dealers, be they exporters, mill owners or spec? ulators, have their obligations out to deliver so much cotton in January, February, March, etc They have :*o cotton and must buy it Being com? pelled to have it they^ will pay ten cents for it if they cannot get it otherwise. But they propos? to l*or row it. Don't you see, if the farmers and factors loan them the cotton they can fill their contracts and keep the price down-and there will then be no adance fordern to pay." "It does seem "KT me," said the cot? ton merchant, "that the brains of the world are allied against the cotton growers of the south. About a year ago the secretary of agriculture of the United States said cotton was too high-it could be grown for less that the high price of cotton was hurting the mills. Quite recently his department has issued a so-called ginner's report putting the crop at more than twelve million bales. He only missed it a million bales a year ago and he will miss it again. This report hammered the price down; the farmers hold meetings and agree to hold their cotton for ten cents.. "Now comes the trick, studied out by some brainy fellow, to take the cotton and agree to give the farmer the benefit of any advance in price. This is the very thing that will keep the price down. "No," said he, "let the farmer hold his cotton-and if in a warehouse, compel his factor to hold it-hold it -hold it, until somebody comes along and says: Here is ten cents for your cotton." "Check this last movement, hold the cotton for ten cents. Tell the ex? porters if they have contracts to fill they can't borrow your cotton, but must walk up to the office and pay teii cents for it." The cotton merchant explained to the Chronicle reporter that an offer to purchase all the cotton he had in his warehouse on the terms above, was made by a local representative of an exporting firm. It is needless to say the offer was declined. THE ARBITRATION TREATIES. Bonds of Southern States Not Be? lieved to Be Involved. Washington, Dec. 28.-The senate committee on foreign relations has not yet taken up the several arbitra? tion treaties negotiated last fall and sent to the senate before the holiday recess. It is expected that a meeting of the committee will be held next week when these treaties will be con? sidered and favorably reported. Sev? eral southern senators who have been examining them have raised the ques? tion as to whether under them the bonds of southern States issued du? ring the Reconstruction period, could be arbitrated and declared valid. They have given notice that if the treaties * provide for the adjudication of such bonds they will oppose them unless an amendment is inserted which in express terms will declare that bonds of a State shall not be arbitrated. There are many million dollars of these bonds which it is claimed, were fraudulently issued and for which the States received no benefit and their payment was refused. Other senators who have looked into the question, say that they believe the arbitration treaties cannot be construed to cover these State ^onds. Int** ..ed to Suicide. New York. Dec. 29.-Benjamin J. Riley, of Brookline, Mass., last night declared that he and Orestes A. Weed of Boston came to this city with the intention of committing suicide to? gether. The two men were taken from the Grand Union hotel here early yes? terday suffering fr^m morphine poi? soning and Weed died at 'the hospital today. Riley was revived this afternoon and was transferred to the prison ward of Bellevue hospital, where he is held <^n a charge of at? tempted suicide. Jt is thought that he will recover. S will save the dyspeptic from many days of misery, ana enable him to eat whatever he wishes. They prevent SICK HEADACHE, ' cause the food to assimilate ana* nour? ish the body, give keen appetite, DEVELOP FLESH and solid muscle. Elegantly sugar coated. ,mm I lek*. No StAsfitii HOLD COTTOX AND COMBINE. Where, When and By Whom the ?.Iovcment to Hold Cotton Was Launched. (From Walter Parker, News Corres? pondent.) Xew j^rleans, Dec. 27.-"Hold your cotton and combine-form a 'Cotton I Growrs' ^ust,-fight the devil with fire." Thus spoke President Harvie Jordan/of the Southern Cotton Grow? ers' Protective Association, while the boll weevil convention at Shreveport was stil/ hot. ' In a little dressing room just off the stage of the grand opera house, where the meetings were held, there gathered a little group of the leaders of the movement for holding cotton, and organized fighting. Assem? bled there with President Harvie Jor? dan of Monticello, Ga., were E. S. Pe? ters, president of the Texas Cotton Growers' Association of Calvert, Tex? as; X. C. Murray, president of the Farmers' Educational and Co-opera? tive Union of America, of Kiugston, Texas; Robt. R. Poole, commissioenr of agriculture for the state of Ala? bama; John P. Allison, secretary of the Southern Cotton Growers' Protec? tive assocition, of Concord, N. C.; El? lison D. Smith, a big cotton mill owner of Magnolia, S. C., and .a representa? tive of a New Orleans newspaper. "Fight the devil with fire," repeat? ed Mr. Jordan, "and the only way we can do it is by organization:-business? like, sane, systematic organization. The farmer holds the trump cards if he but realized it and he is rapidly realizing it. The past few years of 'frenzied financing* in his commodity has opened his eyes a bit. .He has prospered some and has had time to think and get about. For that reason he is preparing to come in to his own and the object of the New Orleans meeting to be held January 24, 25 and 26 is to assemble all southern farm? ers' organizations, amalgamte, form a central body, appoint a committee on 'finances, assess and secure the funds, and organize a bureau of statistics and information on the lines of the gov? ernment's department, and furnish the farmers, bankers and merchants with information not now obtainable. It must be plainly understood that we are not and do not propose to be antagonistic to the United States De? partment of Agriculture, but are de? termined to elliminate, as far as pos? sible, the speculative element, from fixing the price of spot cotton.". Mr. Jordan and his co-workers were in thorough harmony and it did not take them ten minutes to deter? mine on making the New Orleans meeting the most important in the cotton history of the south . A Charleston dispatch says: "No better evidence of the expressed pur? pose of the farmers to hold their cot? ton for higher prices is afforded than in several Charleston firms reducing the number of their buyers through South Carolina on acceunt of the un? willingness of the planters to part with the staple at prevailing' prices. The farmers have met in convention in several sections of the State and formally agreed to hold their cotton and the lack of offerings is the result. One Charleston firm which had forty men in the field has been forced to curtail the number considerably be? cause the results did not justify the maintenance of so many men through the territory." Barnesville, Ga., Dec 28.-J. B. Harrison, a prominent cotton buyer and brother of J. M. Harrison, of For? syth, fatally shot himself at 4 o'clock this afternoon in his room at Magnolia Inn, the ball entering just above che right ear and lodging in thebrain. Heavy losses on cotton contracts led to the act. MONEY PICKED UPI! BY Writing Life Insurance In The Penn Mutual Insurance Go. I LIBERAL contracts to live agents in unoccupied territory. ADDRESS HI IRS, Jr, General Agent, Sumter, S. C. DeLORflE'S PHARMACY, 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 serve them. Your prescriptions will be called for and delivered. Phone 45. Full line of Drugs, GardeD Seed and Cigars. Your patronage solicited. Call boll for nmht work The Kind Yon Have Always Bought, and which lias been in nse for over 30 years, has borne the signature of and has been made under his per? 7^^*-^- sonai supervision since its infancy? AHowno one to deceive you in this? Ail Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good" are but* Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children-Experience ^ against Experiment. What is CASTOR IA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare? gorjc, Drops aud Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant? It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic? It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep? The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend, GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature of The Kind You Hare Always Bon In Use For Over 30 Years. THC CE WT*. UR COMPANY, TT KURRAY STREET, l?EW YORK CITY. WHISKEY J MORPHINE I CIGARETTE I ALL DRUC AND TOBACCO HABIT, j HABIT. J HABIT. I HABITS. Cured by Keeley Institute of S. 0. 1329 Lady St, (or P.O. Boxj75) Colombia, S. C. Confidential correspondence solicited AN OPPORTUNITY. " ? We are now offering the magnificent plantation knows as Shady Side, containing 750 acres, situated 3i miles West of Sumter. This place has a nice 8-room dwelling, thirteen ten? ant houses, and a fine orchard. In fact tis as ideal heme for you. Better see us about it WHITE & MCCALLUM, ? Beal Estate and Insurance Agents; PHONE NO. 148. SUMTES, S. 0? OFFICE TO. 18 S. MAIN ST Mea &-iy The First of the Season. A choice car] load of horses and mules just received and need sell? ing. Among them are some extra nice drivers, some good smoothe, full made work horses and a few nice mules. All young and sound. I will appreciate a look from you whether you are ready to buy or not. Respectfully, A. D. HARBY. ?OUR SECOND] Car horses and mules due to arrive Friday Oct. 14th. Bought in St. Louis, at the World's Fair, conceded to be the largest horse and mule market in the U. S. If you want a good selection see this bunch before they are picked over. SPECIAL. Several choice drivers and family broke j , harness horses, j Ten (10) smooth young mules. South Carolina Rust Proof seed oats, the heaviest on the market, 653 per bushel.