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CIAL <X>RRESPOXDEXTS. Items of Interesst From all Parts of Sumter iud-Adjoining Counties. ??OS3CE TO COKRESPOXDEXTS. Mail your letters so that they wilr *each this office not later than Tues? day morning. When the letters are received Wednesday it is almost an impossibility, to have them appear in tile paper issued that day. _ BROGDON. Brogdon, December 2S.-Among the festivities of the Christmas season at this place was a family Christmas tree at the home of Mr. W. T. Brog? don! on Monday night. The cosy sit? ting room was a scene of beauty with its decorations of candles, holly and 2iOt house plants; in the centre stood the tree- full of dignity and sympathy, extending its graceful branches to re t?eiv? its many gifts, which arrived throughout the day and were placea Upon it unopened. Much was the cu? riosity and surmises as to the contents of the packages, as they hung on the tree, but not until evening and the candles were lighted was the spell of expectancy, broken. As the happy family gathered around the heavily -ladened tree joy, peace and har/piness reigned supreme, and many were the ?Carnations of surprise and delight as ?*e secrets of those mysterious pack -agjas were revealed; more than one -was the happy recipient of a $20 gold "jp?ece from^he^generous hand of Mr. For the success . of the tree much credit is d,uef? Mr. and Mrs. Trabue 33toksdaie^who are spending the holi? days with Mrs. W. T. Brogdon, an -aunt of' Mrs. Barnsdale. An unusual feature about the tree was that t?^ recipients of these gifts represented ?four generations. The young men - of the neighbor hood enjoyed a turkey shoot on; ChrisT 'ms day. Many little- hearts- of the Grah?m .^Baptist church Sunday school were giad-fened last- night by a Christmas tree given at the church. The presents were numerous - and tastefullly ar - Tanged among beautiful gleaming can? dles and the usual Christmas tree dec? orations. The church was crowded to zl its "utmost capacity. Before the distri ."bation of the presents, the large au? dience was entertained by a nicely ar? ranged and well conducted program of songs, recitations and pantomime : ?performances. Quite a number of young people en? joyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mr?M SL E. Davis last night. Mr. J. A. Blackwell has purchased fheMaome recently owned by Mr. J. J. X>avis near Graham church, and has moved his family there, Mr. Davis '"laving moved to a place above Sum? ter. Miss-Grace Brogdon, of Chirora College and Miss Lessie Jones, of tho 'Welsh Neck High School, are. home .for the holidays. - Misses King, of Hurtsville are vis? iting at the home of Mr. Howard Jones. Messrs. J. A. -Blackwell and Clinton 3rogdon spent Tuesday in Charleston. MAT, Max, December 27.-The young folks of this community are enjoying parties this week. ^ There was a tournament yesterday sear Mr. Allison Truluck's. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Truluck spent Tuesday in Carters ville. Mrs. Vermelle Roberts, of Columbia, is spending some time with her aunt, "Mrs ^ E. Carraway. Miss K. Ellen Burgess; of Ti m mons "ville, is spending this week with rel? atives in this community. PRIVATEER. Privateer, December 29.-Christmas here was very quiet, indeed. The tour? nament was a success in every respect. "Mr. J. D. Jenkins won first prize and ^crowned Miss Daisy Lide queen. Mr. kBoykin won second prize and crowned Miss Edna Ramsey first maid of hon? or. Mr. Charlie Jenkins won third jand crowned Miss Madge Keels sec-; tynd maid' of honor. Mr. Arthur Kolb won the prize for being the most graceful rider. Mr. Moultrie Jack? son the prize for having the best dec? orated horse. Mrs. L. B. Jenkins entertained a few of her friends on Monday night with a Xmas tree, after which fruit and refreshments were served. Mr. LeRoy Wells spent Christmas at Mr. W. G. Wells. Mr. F. G. Rivers spent Christmas at los fathers, Mr. E. W. Rivers. Mrs. R. H. Ramsey, of Wedgefield, lias been spending some time at hei lather's, Mr. W. G. Wells. Miss Laura Whilden, of Sumter, is spending some time a t Mr. G. A. Net? tles. Mr. Tal Ingram, of Darlington, is sepnding some time with relatives in the neighborhood. Miss Lizzie Mae Hall and Miss Madge Keels,, of Sumter, spent sev? eral days at Mrs. L. B. Jenkins. Miss Annie Wells is visiting friends at Elloree. Miss Cammie Nesbit, of Columbia, is at home on a visit to her parents. Mr. Hampton Nesbit, of Lynchburg, is vititing at Mr. Eugene Nesbit's. Several of the young folks greatly enjoyed a dance at Mr. J. R. Kolb's o*n Wednesday evening. Privateer, December 30.-Wednes? day the youang men of the neighbor? hood and some visitors,, had a tourna? ment at Privateer Station. The Say was ideal and the attendance large. . Mr. Douglas Jenkins, who won the first prize, chose Miss Daisy Lide as "Queen ot Love and Beauty," and Messrs. Joe Boykin and Charlie Jenk? ins, the next successful knights, chose Misses Edna Ramsey and Madge Keels as maids of honor. Everything -passed, off pleasantly and the crowd was exceedingly well behaved. On Friday evening quite a number of young folks were delightfully en? tertained by Misses Ida and Lois Cain at their hospitable home. A quo? tation was divided, half being given to a young lady and half to a young max., ?.nd when they were matched and the couples . paired off Bible questions were given them to answer, and the one having the greatest number cor? rect, winning the prize. Miss Ramsey and Mr. Wells were the successful -ones, getting a lovely box of candy. Delightful refreshments were served, and numerous games indulged in, then the guests, with reluctance, bid good night to go to their different homes. x- The festivties of Christmas are al? most over and the college students and teachers will soon resume their duties again. Miss Susong returned fi^>m her Home in Tennessee yesterday and- will reopen her school on Tuesday next. Miss/Ida Cain will, return to the South Carolina Co-educational Insti? tute at Edg?field on Tuesday. Captains Lyons and Burns from the S. C. C. L, a.re the guests of Cap? tain R. B. Cain this week. Miss Annie Wells is visiting rela? tives at Elloree. Mr. Joseph Boykin from Dalzell j spent several days in Privateer this jwe?k. I Mr. Charlie Jenkins from the j Orangeburg Collegiate Institute will \ return there on M?nday. BARK CORNER. I Dark Corner, December 30.-^Christ I mas, which has come and gone, pass ] ed off very quietly. ' I saw no drunks !or anything that was unpleasant. sl j heard of some drunks, but you know J some men get drunk only one time ' a year and it is whenever they can get anything to make them drunk, let it I be brandy, whiskey, rum, wine, cider ' or beer, just so it will make fool come . they are ready to drink it. The Christmas tree exercises came f ... * ' off as stated in my last at the Sand Hill School house ' on the 26th k? at about 3 o'clock p. rn. It was a very pleasant affair. A large crowd was out and everybody seemed to be . at peace . with themselves and everything else, j Superintendent 'j. M. Kolb invited the j entire school to his house to join in a children's party that night, which ? j have heard was enjoyed by all pres ; ent, being entertained with sweet mu? sic from organ, guitar, . violin and graphophone. i Henry Pritchard accidentally killed Horace Avin's fine bird dog while out . on a hunt Christmas day. I Jim Griffin accidentally shot Mr. L* X. Harwick, Sr., on Christmas day. They were at a shooting match at j Reid's and Barwick stood too close to ; the target. Only one No. S shot grazed him on the neck. I have just heard that two negroes were drowned in the Wateree swamp while floating logs yesterday. Have not heard any of the particulars yet. Hamp Scott, who lived near Ram? sey this year, has moved to Mr. W. W. Weeks', near Pinewood. Jim Brew er has moved from W. W. Weeks here on one of Bob Ardis' places. W. T. Kolb will move to your city next week and!J. E. Johnston will take his place. Jim Kolb, formerly of this place, but now of Ramsey, was married last Thursday, 2Sth, to Miss Katsie, daughter of James Coulter, Magistrate Ingram officiating. Rev. T. P. Lide left the Christmas tree to go and marry CharJe Ged? dings to Miss Troutman, all of Priva? teer. Mrs. S. C. Kolb is not any batter as far as can be seen. Mrs. J. M. Ardis and children were at W. J. Ardis' last Wednesday. Miss Edna Graham, of Paxviile, is spending some days with her grand? mother, Mrs. S. C. Kolb, and other rel? atives at the Sycamores. Well, Mr. Editor, this is the last let? ter from me for 1905. Le tus pause a moment and look back over the past year and see hqw many of us have ^done their duty, their whole duty to fellow man, to their country and to iheir God. And then let us remem? ber that we will have to give an ac? count to him that is too wise to make a mistake or to overlook a willful nonperfomance of any duty. And let us profit by the mistakes of the past and do better in 1906. Wishing you and your readers a happy New Year for 1906 and many I am still old Sidra. SMITHVILLE. Smithville, December 29.-Christ? mas has come and gone. It passed very quietly herc with no drunken disturbances of any kind. The farmers are now looking for? ward to the turning over of the soil preparatory to the next season's crops. it was the pleasure of a great many of us to have in our midst Slr. T. J. Joses*, of Macon, Ga., who has been visiting his sister- M>rs. H. K. Evans, of this place.. Seventeen years ago Mr. Josey resided in Camden; where he was weil known. Miss Rosalie Evans gave a bag par? ty on last Wednesday for the benefit of her numm?rous young friends. It was largely attended and' very much enjoyed by all-old and young. Dr. Howard F. Paddock, of Adams burg. S. C., is spending the holidays with Mrs. W. S. Smith. Miss Liena Kirkley of Sumter. Miss Lola Kirkley of BennettsviUe, and Miss Eertha Kirkley of Burlington, X. C., are all home for the holidays. - Miss Lula Chandler, of Sumter, is visiting Miss Pet Wilson. ' Mr. Olin S. Munnerlyn is home from Clemson College for a few days. Rev. B. M. Robertson, of the Chero? kee circuit, Spartanburg county, is visiting the family of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Robertson. Mr. W. F. Smith went to Sumter Thursday on business. Rev. S. H. Booth has been returned to this circuit. He and Mrs. Booth have returned to their home, v Mr. Joe McKenzie and family have moved to Columbia, where they will have employment in the factory. These people ?will he greatly missed in our community, most especially Joe and Olly. The Smithville High school closed only one day for Christmas. The principal decided that as they were .-o late in beginning, a holiday would throw the school closing much later in the summer. Quite a delightful time was had "at the residence. of^Mrs. C. L. Kirkley on Christmas morning when a lot of young Smiths and Kirkleys assem? bled there for a Christmas tree. Good things were distributed with a lavish hand. Mr. C. L. Kirkley has discontinued his bottling works. In future soda water will be manufactured by his brother, Mr. J. X. Kirkley, at Edwards. V IONIA. Ionia, December 29.-Christmas has\ come and gone, another new year is about here and we are still living, for all of which we are very thankful. Another thing we are thankful for is that we have not seen or smelt a drop of "red eye> ' The colored labor is moving from j place to place. Labor is so scarce here that one cannot get hands unless one buys them. The farmers are buy? ing and selling like mules, some bring? ing as high as $75. Mr. D. N. Matthews, who is attend? ing the Medical College in Charleston. I is home for the .Chirstmas holidays. \) Miss Viola and Mr. C. P.. Chewning, who have been attending the Leesville college, are spending the holidays at home with their parents. Miss Emma Pipkins, our school teacher, has gone home for the hol? idays. Rev. S. H. Booth has been sent back to us again this year, for which we are glad. We have no marriages to report. Our boys and girls won't marry. TINDAL. Tindal, January 1.-Christmas pass? ed off very quietly in this section. I have heard of but very little drinking .or disorderly conduct during the hol? idays. \ Misses Olga and Bessie Hodge spent Friday in Sumter. - Miss Esther Osteen is quite sick. Mr. John Cockerel and Miss Mc? Leod, of Paxvil?e, were married on last Thursday night by Magistrate Ingram. Miss Belle Aycock, of Bessie, Gu, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. B. R. Hodge, returned home on Fri? day. Mr. Rhodes Ard and - Miss Marion Hodge were married on Thursday night. Miss Bessie Hughson, of Sumter, spent a few days at Mr. J. P. Richard? son's this week. Mr. E. H. Hodge who has been sick for some time past is improving. WISACKY. Wisacky, January 1.-The new year has dawned bright and beautiful and ail nature seems glad and happy. Christinas passed off quetly and very pleasantly. The health of the community is very good at this time. Mr. Clifton Ledingham has gone to Marion to spend the holidays with his mother. Master Myron Smith, of Summerton, is here for the holidays. Mr. J. S. Williams and family, of Timmonsville, have been on a visit to their mother, Mrs. K. J. Williams, and .etumed to their home yesterday. Miss Marie Williams, of Summerton, is visiting relatives here, and in Bish .opville. Mr. Edgar .Scott has accepted a po? sition with Mr. W. W. DesChamps for the present year. Miss Lidie DesChamps, of the Fe? male College of Columbia, is spending her vacation at home. Mrs. Eva Smith and family, of Sishopville, spent a few days with rel itives the past week. Mr. Wilson Scott opened his schoo today and is giving great satisfaction to patrons and pupils. * LEE COUNTY NEWS. Bishop vi Ii e Vin dica tor. Hon. T. G. McLeod loft yesterday for Jacksonville Fla., on professional business and will be gone several days. Mr. Henry Wilson and his bride, of Bluefleid. West Virginia, are out on a visit to relatives. At a congregational* meeting held last Sunday at the. Presbyterian church Messrs. J. E. Cousar- and C. S. Massey were elected additional ruling elders and Messrs. M. B. Mc Cutchen, W. M. Reid and R. E. Den? nis additional deacons to that church. The Farmers Loan and Trust Com? pany will open up for business in the Investment building or? Janna-, y 1st, with Mr. Roscoe Parker as cashier. This company has strong backing and sound business men and we bespeak for it much success. On Christmas day 1905, at high noon Mr. Eugene Wertz led to the al? tar in the Methodist church here Miss Alice Dora, daughter of Mr. W. J. Stuckey. The ceremony was perform? ed by Rev. D. A. Phillips before a large gathering of admiring friends and relatives. Miss Corrie HoIIins worth and Mr. Peter Euyck stood as maid of honor and best man. The happy couple took the afternoon trajn for Florida. On Christmas day, December 25, 1905, assembled at the home of Mr. Y. H. Huntley, a goodi"- number of friends and relatives to witness the marriage of Mr. Eddie Huntley to Miss Bertha Reynolds. The ceremony was performed by Eide*. R. H. Pitt? man which was short and impressive. Mr. H. L.,.Weatherly, one of our thrifty, go-ahead farmers of the Stokes Bridge- Section, has bought a valuable farm near Dalzell and will move over there about January 1st. Mr. Weatherly is one of the few farmers who makes farming pay. Cahrles Ratcliffe, son of Mr. Joe Ratcliffe, while out hunting last Sat? urday accidentally got one of his feet badly shot. Drs. Bullock and iicLure were called and stitched thc wound up and there is hope of saving the foot. At first amputation was "thought necessary. ^ KERSHAW NEWS. Camden, December 28.-Christmas passed quietly here. Xo accidents to mar the pleasure of the day. Ex-Mayor E. O. McCright, whose death was announced last week was buried Sunday in the presence of a large concourse of friends. Mr. Mc? Cright was one of Camden's^best citi? zens, and will be missed in public as well as in his home. We had the pleasure of making a visit to the garden spot of Lee county last Tuesday, near Edwards, or in the Egypt section as it is generally called, stopped a few minutes at the homes of Messrs. X. G. Peebles, Z. A. White, J. W. Wilder, W. M. Mccaskill and Dr. C. S. Britton, who are among the best citizens of Lee county. Dr. Britton is still as young as ever, and is kepi, busy all the time. We recalled many pleasant hours we have spent in his hospitable home. When we drove up to Mr. Weldon's we could not do otherwise than ask if Miss Ada was at home-habit is hard to change although she is now a mother, and we have "kids' too numerous to mention. We went in the interest of the Colum? bia Daily State and added several names to their list. A community will prosper in proportion to the read? ing people, on whom the future de? pends. Scatter good reading matter ! in a section and ignorance will soon vanish. There is no better education than a good newspaper. Misses Mamie Barfield and Annie West are at home for the holidays. Rev. S. H. Booth is back from, con? ference and preached at Beulah last Sunday. , | We had the pleasure of catfng Christmas turkey with Mr. T. W. B. Smith, one of our oldest citizens. His friends will regret to know that he j is quite feeble. Don't think, Mr. Editor, that our silence is for want of interest. We look forward to the coming of The Item with pleasure. Xews here is al? most as scarce as "hen teeth." We hear of some members of the Methodist church in the Sumter dis? trict, we will not name the charge, who are quitting the church on ac? count of not liking their preacher? We just want to say publicly that such members are a drawkback to any church. Let them go, and joy go with them. B. M. BL MAXXIXG XEWS XOTES. Manning Times. Mr. Fred Lesesne, who has been the bookkeeper for Mr. David Levi's im meuse business at St. Paul, has ac? cepted the position of cashier of the Bank of Kingstree. Last Thursday a team and wagon loaded with lumber belonging to Mr. A. I. Barron was being driven by Clar? ence Williams, colored, and through the \ careless loading of the wagon som* of the lumber slipped and struck one Vf tho horses, which frightened the animal and caused thc team to run. Williams, instead of jumping, undertook to hold the team and in doing so the wagon tongue struck a post and the lumber struck Williams in che back and threw him out of the wagon. The man was mortally wound? ed and only jived a few hours. Thc- preliminary hearing in the caso of E. L. Lee charged with abduction ivas held yesterday by Magistrate A. J. Richbourg to Summerton. The case was remanded to the Summerton Mag? istrate upon the affidavit of the de? fendant asking for a change of venue. Lee was represented! by J. KL Woods, Esc:., who took the position that the charge of abduction should not hold, because the defendant hae not gotten away with the girl. The magistrate, however, found enough in what evi? dence was - disclosed to bind the de? fendant over to the court of General Sessions in the sum of - $300. 3rAX. ? Max. January i.-On account of rain yesterday there was no Sunday school; no doubt it was a disappoint? ment to many. The holidays passed pleasantly and quietly, in dinings, visiting, gift mak? ing, etc. The girls and boys who have spent the holidays at their homes in this community will return to school to? day. Mr. S. C. Carraway has rented out his farm and has again cast his lot with the John McSween Company and will work for them . at Beulah this year. A Happy New Year to all. STATEBURG. Stateburg, January 1.--Miss Kate McLure, who is teaching school near Florence, and has been. visiting her sister at Mrs. Bull's, returned to her post of duty today. Mr. John L. Frierson, of Buffalo, N. Y*., is on a visit to his mother. Miss Daisy Burgess, of Sumter, spent last week at the home of her uncle, Mr. H. L. Pinckney. Mr. Walter Lynam, of Privateer, is visiting his sister, Mrs. S. A. Ramsey. Miss Imo Cunningham spent last week in Bishopviile. Master Sydney Burgess returned to Sumter today after having spent the Xmas holidays in our midst. Mrs. James Pinckney and Miss A. X. Moore spent last week in \5umter. Mr. Vivian Manning was the guest of Mrs. James Pinckney on Sunday. Miss H. Lee Moore leaves tomor <row to visit Mrs. A. P. Manning in Sumter. Miss Minnie Moore, of Sumter, 'spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. James Pinckney. Mr. F. P. Burgess returned to Bish? opviile this afternoon. Miss Mayo Rees, w-ho is teaching near Sumter, left for Sumter today after a pleasant holiday spen: at home. Mr. S. Richardson and Misses Mia? na and Lizzie Richardson spent sever? al days last week at Mr. Screven Moore's. Mr. R. E. Earnwell is visiting rela? tives in Georgetown. Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Anderson, e? Richmond, Va., are visiting Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Anderson. PRIVATEER. Privateer, December 30.-The old year is going out and the new one coming in but don't see many changes being made for another year; every? thing is calm az-ound here at present. There ' was a tournament at Priva? teer on last Wednesday. Miss Cammie Xesbit, of Columbia, is spending Christmas at her home in Privateer. There was an entertainment given at Mr. J. M. Kolb's on last Tuesday night and there will be one given at Mr. S. E. Xesbit's on next Tuesday night, the 2nd. Messrs. W. S. and W. D. Lynam, of Privateer, will spend Xew Year's Day with their sister, Mrs. S. H. Ram? sey, of Stateburg. Mr. W. G. Pritchard and family of Privateer, have moved to Knigstree, where he will run a saw mill. Privateer, have moved to Kingstree, moved to Eastover to run a saw mill there. REM BERT. Reinberi, January 2.-Christinas passed off very quietly, not a single casualty to report from this section, and the new year ope.:' d blight with ? lovely sunshine day, but today is cloudy and looks like snow. The weather has been ve:y unsettled and the outlook for the farmers is rather d'scouragi ng. There was a hot supper given by the ladies of Bethesda church on thc* 2Sth of December, 1905. for the ben? efit of their church at thcXresidenee of Mr. R. M. James, and was a most enjoyable occasion. Sixty-six dollars ! was realized, there being every luxu:y I that heart could wish. A large^at tendance was present and especially ladies. Two beautiful cakes were raf? fled off, one for the prettiest girl and one for the most popular. Miss Ida Chandler won that for the former, which brought $19.00 and the other foi- the most popular brought a very fair price. Everyone present had what may be styled "a big time." Mrs. J. M. Reams furnished the cake wea by Miss Ida Chandler, which was ac? knowledged t?> be the handsomest of all. Miss May Harvin won the cake ?or the most popular girl: said cake being contributed by Mrs. Levai Jack? son and a ve! y beautiful one it was. Everything passed off very pleasantly notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather. Miss Daisy Bowman will be greatly missed by her warm personal friends she made while principal of this school here, but the community levi congratulated in having secured Miss Ellen Harreii to fil! her position and she will have a warm reception by ail the patres. Rev. E. F. Scogglns wi li be our pas? tor this year, and we hope to have him ?ill his appointment here on the sec m:I Sunday in this month. Master Harry J. McLeod and Gil hard Rembert. of Wofford College, are at home spending the holidays. They will return to Spartanburg next week. The Misses Annie Chandler. Ida Chandler and Manolia Cauthen, all nf Sumter, are visiting in the neighbor? hood. Mr. Beaumont, of Sumter, spent several days last week with his friend, Mr. J. M. Reams. Mrs. C. E. Rembert and family are visiting friends in Charleston, S. C. Master's Sale. Ey virtue of a decree or the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter county in the cases below named, the follow? ing tracts were sold yesterday at public auction by Master H. Frank Wilson at the court house in the city of Sumter, S. C. In the case of Marion Moise vs. W. R. Allen and A. A. Strauss, a lot of land in_the town of Mayesville, meas? uring 50 feet front on-Congress street, with a depth of 210 feet, bounded northwest by lot of C. G. Rowland, northeast by Congress street, south? east by lot of Rachael Holleman and land of M. V. Izlar and T. D. Fox worth, and southwest by lot of T. D. Foxworth. Sold to Lee & Moise, at? torneys, for $25. In the case of W. Alston Brown et al., vs. Adeline Thompson, et al., lot in the city of Sumter, bounded north by Pin??5treet, east by Main street, south and ?west by land, now. or formerly, of J. S. Hughson, W. A. Brown and A. S. Brown and measuring 50 feet on Main street. Purchased by R. D. Lee for $250. In the case of Marion Moise vs. A. W. Frierson et al., a one hundred acre tract of lasid in Concord township; bounded north by lands of. John New? man, east by lands of estate of James B. Brunson, south and southwest by? lands of R. C. McFaddin and west by lands of J. J. Brunson. Bought by Lee & Moise* for $1,670. Also 81 acres in same township, ad? joining lands of J. J. Brunson, Am? brose James, Anthony James, Sanders and W. J .Durant. Purchased by Lee & Moise for $-860. TM RETURNS FOR 1986. ~ . OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR, SUMTER CO., Sumter, S. C., Dec. 10, 1905. Notice is hereby given that I will 'at? tend, in person or by deputy, at the following places on the days indicated, respectively, for the purpose of re? ceiving return^ of real estate, personal property and poll taxes for the fiscal year, commencing January 1, 19([>6.: Tindal's Store, Monday, Jan. Sth. Privateer, (Jenkins' Store), Tu es dayj Jan. 9 th. Manchester, (Levi's), Wednesday, Jan. 10 th. Wedgefield, Thursday, Jan.* Uti.. Stateburg, Friday, Jan. 12th. Hagood, Monday, Jan. loth. Remberts, Tuesday, Jan. 16th. j Dalzell, Wednesday, Jan. 17th.-, Gordon's Mill, Thursday, Jan. lSjtm. Oswego, Friday, Jan. 19th. ) Mayesville, Tuesday, Jan. 23d. j Shiloh, Wednesday, Jan. 24th. . I Norwood X Roads, Thursday, Jan. 25th. . f The law requires that all persons owning property or in any wise hav-: ing charge- of such property, either as agent, husband, guardian, trustee, ex? ecutor, administrator, etc., return the same under oath to the auditor, who requests all persons to be prompt in making their returns and save the 50 per cent, penalty, which will be added <b the property valuation of all persons who fail to make returns within the time prescribed by law. Taxpayers return what they own on the first day of January, 1906. Assessors and taxpayers will enter the first given name of the taxpayer in full, also make a separate return for each township where the property is located and also in each and every case the Number of the school district must be given. Every male citizen between the age of twenty-one ?and sixty years on the first day of January. 1906. except Uaose incapable of earning a supporr. from being maimed or from other causes, are deemed taxable polls, and except Confederate soldiers 50 years of age, on January 1st, 1906. Under instructions from the Comp? troller General, a . separate return must be made of each tract or parcel of land. All returns must be made on or be? fore the 20th day of February, ' next I cannot take returns after that date and ail returns made after the 20th day of February, are subject to a pen? alty of 50 per cent. J. DIGGS WILDER, Auditor Sumter County. December 20. 19?5. r