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\ WEDNESDAY. JANU^BY IO, i9ii6.
NI:W ADYERTISLBIENTS. . Coca-Cola-Harmless. O'Donnell & Co.-Fertilizers.. Merchants of the City-Notice. Neill O'Donnell-Land for Rent. 0 Farmers' Eank and Trust Co. ..Statement. PERSONAL. t Miss Hallie ?anders spent Friday in the city. Mr. D. W. Alderman, of Alcolu, .spent Monday in the c?y. Mr. C. H. Glaze, of Qrangeburg, came to the city Sunday. - Mr. Wm. H. Tucker, of Charleston, -came to the city Friday. "Mr. D. ?. Coningham, of Dillon, * was in the city ou Friday. Mr. James McCuteben, of Pinewood, ?was in the city on Sunday. ? Z Dr. E. M. Av haley, of Columbia, was in the city Thursday night. Mrs. B. A. Dick, of Abbeville, is visiting relatives at Pineville. Mr. L. M. Remo?rt. of the Concord neighborhood, was ia town Monday. Miss Ires** Clarke returned Thnrs ?day night, a?*cr spending her holidays in Georgia. ? Mrs. J. G. DeLcrme and Miss Theo .Gregg have returned from a visit to Spartacbnrg. Miss Lena Kirkley bas retarned irom Smithville, where she spent the -Cbrisinias holidays. Mr. Sam Presley, of Abbeville, was in the city Thursday as the gutst cf Jlr. Frank Patton. Mr. and Mrs. J. C Dove, of Doves *iile, are visiting the family of Dr. J. J\ W. DeLorme. Mrs. W. t?. Commander, of Flor ?euee, is on a visit to her mother, Mrs, JL. M. Kembert, in th9 Concord neigh borhood. * Honorables R. L Manning, John H -Clifton, T. B. Fraser and E. - W Dabbs went to Columbia yesterday*) to take their seats as members of the ?General Assembly from Summer Coan Messrs. L. L .Parrott and ^T. O Sanders have gone to New Orleans to attend thc Southern Cotton.Grow .ers* Gonventiou. Mr. W. A. Bow man, the otutr delegate elected by the Sumter Conuty A>sociatiout is pre vented from going by business en ?.??gemente. Mr. August Schilling, who was for .awhile in charge of the Sumter water -works under the old company, has been employed by the city as super? intendent of tUe pumping station. Mr. .Schilling is weil ^qualified for and thoroughly familiar with the work. Mr. M ir: it Monz?n, of Manning, has sd the position of bookkeeper 1 h O'Donnell & Co. Mr. Mouzon has ved his family to this city, Mr* 2_ire resigned the position i that Mr. Mouzon will fill in order that lie may devote more of his tim^to his wood and coal business. Work on the buildings for the Mu ?fluai Ice Company's factory will be commenced in the near future* as it is ?the purpose of the company to have the plant in operation at the open? ing of the season. The books of City Clerk and Re? corder Hurst show that during the ?JE month of December the revnue of the T city collected from licenses, taxes, ?nes and other sources amounts to .$25,505.71. This is the largest 'amount of money ever collected by city in any one month of its his ^1 Auditor Wilder states that there has ^ been a decided and veiy gratifying in? crease rn the valuation ot property re turned for taxation. The outlook is that a good many thousand dollars' worth of property will appear- on the tax books this year for the first time. JL The cotton warehouse new has more t than 2,??0 bales of cotton m stor? age and more cotton is coming in ai most daily. Most of this cotton is in small lots showing that, the farmers .are holding their surplus crop. The warehouse will be enlarged during^tfee #summer as is evident that greatly increased storage capacity will be neded next season. Hie Sumter Coco-Cola Bottling "Works is one of the several prosper? ous and rapidly growing enterprises established and conducted by the j? Messrs. Cresswell. It is long pa^t the i Wexperimental stage and the managers are reaching out after more and great? er business. The advertisement, in this paper is one of the means adopt- i ed to obtain the business and it will accomplish the desired result, for ev rery advertiser who has used space in this paper has found it a paying investment. A gentleman who spent a few days in the city last week commented on the unsightly signs tiaat are suspended across the sidewall!! on Main and ^ Liberty streets. He remarked that in W a great many progressive cities such signs are absolutely prohibited and the result" is a marked improvement in the general appearance of the business .districts. These signs are not only unsightly but are really dangerous, ^ falling frequently^ during high winds W and injuring people. His remarks re? called the fact that only a short time ago one of these signs was blown down and broke a handsome plate glass show window on Main street. Why TTCt rtPT* +v! " N' r ricvlngj i; - these signs ? j MARRIED. Brogdon, S. C., January 5.-Miss Lottie Holladay and Mr. Gilbert Frost were married at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of Mr. J. B. Hqllady, the bride's lather, Rev. Mr. Toler performing the cere? mony. DEATH. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. ^Vinson v.-il? be grieved to hear of the 'death of their daughter, Miss Adele Vinson, which sad event occurred in Brooklyn on Monday of last week. The funeral was at the cemetery on Thursday morning immcdiatiy aafter j the arrivai of trie 8:20 train. Mr. Marvin Andrews, son of Mr. Welborn J. Andrews of Oswego, who was brought to the city recently with a desperate cose of typhoid fever, died at the Mood-Osteen Infirmary last Tuesday night. His remains were taken to Oswego for interment. -flr>-- -1 Mrs. Carrie J. King, who has been living in this city .for a number of years, died Friday night at 10:30 o'clock in the 76th year of her age. Mrs. Hing was in failing health for some time. Her two daughters, Mrs. B. B. Breeden, of this city, and Mrs. Henry C. Barnes, pf Providence, R. L, sur? vive he'r. The funeral services were held at the residence' of Dr. B. B. Breeden, Xo. Ill Washington street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. J. M. Richardson died at his home near? Panola, Claredon county, on Saturday, after a brief illness. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Mr. Richardson was well known in this "city and had many friends here and throughout the county who will regret to hear of his death. Mr. W. T. Strange, of Wedgefield, died Saturday morning at 4 o'clock, aged 73 years. He was a member of the Masonic order and well known in Sumter. He is survived by six chil? dren. The funeral was held Sunday "afternoon and the body was interred in the Joyner burying ground. It is to be hoped ^hat the Sumter water system can be made as success? ful and profitable an enterprise under municipal ownership as a similar sys? tem in Cumberland, Zed. liiere La no reason why4it cannot If congress does not make an ap? propriation to build a postoffice for Sumter in the near future the postof? fice department will be forced to lease another building, for the one now oc? cupied is too small for. the business of the postoffice. The retail dry goods merchants of this city have decided to discontinue the practice of premium giving and have signed an* agreement to take ef? fect on February 1. It is a good idea, for it will enable them to sell goods at a closer margin arid at the same time get rid of a great deal of annoy? ance. Premium giving, trading stamps and all similar schemes have been.an incubus on the retail trade every? where for a number of years and it is a healthy sign when the merchants unite to rid themselves of it The total lack of interest in the spe? cial election held Thursday to lill the vancanc3r in the legislative delegation does not indicate by any means that there will be nothing doing in county politics this year. There will be poli? tics and orhec-seeking galore this summer, and ?ome of the wise ones are already shaking hands and laying wires preparatory to the primary. There are sub-surface indicayons that the stir in the Sumter county political arena will be livlier this year than for some time. Col. John Bell Towill has accepted a position with the Armour Packing Company as inspector of agencies for Xorth and South Carolina and Ala? banza, and will begin work March 1st, at the expiration of his term as dis? pensary director. A rough estimate of the cost of the new buildings ejected in this city dur? ing the past year places the total at more than 5200,000. Thc growth of Sumter is not s< nsational or spectacu? lar, but each year shows a greater and more substantial development than in the year preceding. The only noticeable falling off in any line of business was in tie cotton receipts. This falling off was due to the reduc? tion of the acreage planted in cotton and the sb&rt crop. Nevertheless, while there was a decrease in the num? ber of bales received, the high price that cotton brought during the past fall fully counterbalanced the falling off in actual receipts. Less Tlian Ten Million Bales Ginned to January 1st. Washingto. January y.-The Census Bureau's report on cotton ginned to January 1st issued today was 9,721,777 bales. It's an easy thing to say, And say it good and strong, And say it pretty fremient Push : ? 'cv Mountain Toa along.j t - Chi:.-J'S Olug Stor--. 1 A CORRECTION. ?< ! r - i i Error in the Statement Referring to j ] First Nat iona] Bank. j 1 In the comparative statement of the ! i conditions of the banks of this city at the close of business December 30. j * i published last week, there was an er- i ] j ror in the-figures given for the First : National Bank. . The correct state- j j ment for the First National Bank De- ' 5 cember 31, 1^04 and December 30, j] 1905, are: , : I Deposits. / ? i 1904. 1905. $351,000. $300,000 ? Undivi?ed Profits. 36,015. 44.100 This bank paid 8 per cent, dividends on the capital stock of $100.000-i 1 per cent. July 1st and 4 per cent. Jan- j < uary 1st. After paying $$,"000 in div-j ] idends and $500 more taxes than in j 1 any previous year, $S,085 was added j < to the undivided surplus. The past ? ? year was the most profitable the ! First National Bank has ever enjoyed, j. It will be remembered that two years i i ago this bank declared a cash dividend j ? of 33 1-3 per cent and the capital in- j 1 Nothing Cha Sti creased from $75,000 to $100,000, tho stockholders all using the dividend in maying for their additional stock. On j :he basis of the original capital this I stock is now worth nearly two for one ? :o the original stockholders. Levan Monument Fund. Editor Daily Item: I have received since last' reporfrthe ! following contributions to the above : fund: ? Previously acknowledged.$17.00 j Maj. Marion Moise. 5.00 - rash. 50 ! Total $22.5 0 J. Biggs "Uder. Success is stamped on every pack- j ige. It is the most successful rem- j 2dy known. It makes you well and j keeps you well. That's what Hollis- [ Ler's Rocky Mountain Tea does. 35 j :enis, Tea or Tablets. China's Drug ' Store. I You can turn nowhere without see? ing signs of the constant growth and wonderful prosperity of the Game Cock City. irged at Cut R. ictly Cas The City Xow in Charge of the Water Works. The formal transfer of the water works plant to the city of Sumter took place Friday. The entire cost of the plant was .$123.OSS.66. of which amount $116,500 was received from Todd Co.. of Cincinnati, from the sale of the bonds, and the differ? ence was paid from the cash fund of the city on deposit in the banks. The city did not have to borrow one cent. The board of commissioners, con? sisting of Messrs. H. Lee Scarbor? ough, R. L. Edrr.u ls and W. B. Burns, are now in charge of the plant. Mr. C. M. Hurst, the city clerk and recorder, is constituted by an enact? ment of the State legislature, secretary of this board. Mr. Smith, formerly superintendent of Vne plant, will remain in the city to assist the city officials for a few days, until arrangements can be per? fected for the future management of the system. Street Commissioner White has a force of hands at work putting down a clay roadway on West Hampton av? enue. ates. "ODOXXELL & CO., (IXC.)" Ihe Permanency ci the Biggest Es? tablishment o? the City Provided for-Employes Become Stock? holders. The1? business of O'Donnell & Co., so long conducted by Mr. Xeill O'Donnell as sole owner, has been in? corporated under a charter granted by the secretary of .State, and will be known as O'Donnell & Co., (incorpo? rated.; The total capital stock of the, company is .$75.000, divided into 750 shares of the par value of $100 each. The stock of the company was ali sub? scribed for by Mr. O'Donnell and the employes who have been longest la? the service of the firm. The company was organized by the election of Xeill O'Donnell, D. W, Cut tino and S. R. Chandler as directors. The officers are: President-Xeill O'Donnell. Vice President-S. R. Chandler Secretary and Treasurer-D. W. Cuttino. The business will be conducted at the same place and there will be no change in the methods or policy that have resulted in building it up from a small beginning to the largest retail mercantile establishment in eastern South Carolina, if not in the entire State. The firm of O'Donnell & Co.. was established January 1, 18S3 and it has been managed by Mr. O'Donnell con? tinuously from its inception to this time. Mr. Cuttino, who is secretary ana treasurer of the corporation, has been connected with the business since 1S87 at which time he entered Mr. O'Don? nell's employ in the capacity of book? keeper. This position he held for many years, discharging his duties with entire satisfaction to his em? ployer. A few years ago he was pro? moted and become assistant to Mr. O'Donnell, with general supervision of the establishment. Mr. S. R. Chandler, the vice presi? dent, also entered Mr. O'Donnell's em? ploy in 1887 and for years has had. charge of the clothing department. In talking of the incorporation of his business Mr. O'Donnell stated that he had two reasons for making the change. First he desired to protect his em? ployes and customers in case of h:? death or accident that would incapaci? tate him for the active management e? the business. By incorporating tfce business he insures & permanenoy and guarantees emplo3rment to tl men who have assisted him in making it a success. The second reason was to give th employes who had been with hha longest an opportunity to acquire a interest in the business and there! . reap a share of the rewards of their years of faithful and intelligent effort and loyalty. Mr. O'Donnell stated further that hi was very much gratified by the r - sponse to his invitation to .his er - ployes to take stock in the compan *. The stock was all taken by them and Mr. O'Donnel and no outside stock-, holders were solicted, and it goes with? out saying that the business under Mr. O'Donnell's management and with the cooperation of the members of the company will continue to grow and prosper in the, future as it has in the past. jf It is a matter of congratulation to Sumter theft the permanency of the O'Donnell business is assured. For some years it has been the largest es? tablishment of the city, with a trade extending over several counties, and each year it has done an important and valuable work in extending Sum? ter's business and adding to her com? mercial prestige. DISPENSARY PROFITS. Appalling B&siness Dene by the Local Dispensary-County and City's Revenue. During the month of December the business done by the county dispen? sary totaled the enrmous sum for a month's sales of a little more than ?18,600.00. Of this amount the profits 3f the city and county to be divided .n equal proportions amounts to over 56.000. Possibly the most phenomenal day's business ever transacted by the dis? pensary was done on the 23d of De ;embez\ on which day the sales ag? gregated 82.364.85. This was an ?nrmous day's work for the force em? ployed at the dispensary, and it strikes me particularly forcibly when-the day )f ten hours is reduced to 600 minutes md then divide the minutes into the ;um total of the day's business, which viii show that the average number of ?ales during the day amounted to ?early $4 0.00 per minute. The town and county will each re ?eive for their share of the net profits >f the dispensary's . business for the ?iK\r more than $16.000,. which is 4.000.00 more than the revenue de? lved from this source in 1904. Leave a dollar or whatever amount ou can spare, with Auditor Wilder ar the Levan memorial. Don't let your face grow old. sallow, ollow and wrinkled. If you care at ll for beautv **?k? HV>?Ms*cr' E . .