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^OEWSY LETTERS FROM OUR SPE ITT A Ti CORRESPONDENTS. of Interesst From ail Parts of Sumter and Adjoining Counties. ~ SOnCE TO CORRESPONDENTS. Hali your letters sC that they will ' ?each this office not later than Tues? day morning. When the letters are -received Wfdnesday it is almost an Impossibility to have them appear in tho paper issued that day. LYNCHBURG. I^ynehburg, anuary 2.-Christmas Say in this little town was unusually <jniet-not a drunk man was seen here that day. The negro frolics are the places to Sud drunkenness and rowdyism. Three-fourths of the men carry guns to those places. This correspondent ,was informed that at a negro frolic ??eKr this place recently, there were not less than 30 guns leaning against the inside wall of the house. At the frolic on the night of the 27th inst., where and when Cupid Lowry shot Sam Taylor to death, there was a large number of shotguns. The three Xiowry brothers ail had shot guns, and some accusation made .against one of this Lowry family brought about the death. Cupid Lowry is still a fugitive from Justice, but may yet be apprehended. There are within eight miles of this place 40 or 50 families of Lowry ne? groes. There are around this place five Robert Lowrys and fo?r Sam iiowrys. Xew Year's day was pretty well ob? served in this place. Nearly all of our merchants are taking stock today, and j there are several changes in the make np of the firm names. Mr. James Kirby will succeed Mr. John Tallon in the Stokes livery bus? iness. Mr.- Tallon accepts a position in Timmonsville. The Griffin McLeod' Mercantile and 'Banking Company opened up business yesterday. But their large building ls not yet completed: Mr. Tom Smith, the mill man, is now a resident of our town. Mr. A. J. Price has moved to Tim? monsville. Mr. Brooks Galloway has formed a co-partnership with G. W. Stokes and has moved to this "town. WEDGEFIELD. Wedgefield, January 5.-Very little interest was taken in the lection here yesterday, only 27 votes were cast, oi which. Mr. E. "W. Dabbs received 23 ?nd Mr. H. G. McKagen. Our voters were disappdinted be? cause the nominee of our club would not enter the race. Mrs. Carrie Brohun, Miss Florida and Master Master Matt Brohun are spending a few days with relatives in Clarendon county before departing for their future home in Asheville, N. C* Mr. and Mrs. Lenoir left for Davis station on Tuesday, where they will reside in the future. Miss Bessie Aycock returned to Charlotte, X. C., to resume her studies at college there. After a pleasant visit to relatives in Orangeburg county ??irs. M. L. Par Jeer has returned home. . Cadets Frank Dwight, Eliiott Thom? as John Ryan, Gerald Ryan and C. Mclaurin, returned to Clemson on Tuesday. Alter spending the holidays at home Mr. Thad Troutman has return tamed to the S. C. C. I at Edgefield. Mr. Geo. Geddings, who has been . living near Cain's mill for the past few years has rented the Singleton resi? dence and farm at Blackwoods. Miss Decca Singleton, of Charleston, ^aad Miss Olive Kelly? of Bishop ville, are visiting Mrs. F. E. Thomas. Mr. T. D. Brohun returned to the' University of Virginia on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ramsey enter "tained a few friends on Monday even? ing. /' Mr. Soult Mellecte will leave for Co? lumbia in a few days where he expects to take a business course. After a pleasant visit to relatives here Misses Miriam and Nellie Mel lett, of Sumter, returned home on yesterday. Miss Annie Dwight is spending a iew days with friends in Columbia. DARK CORNER. Dark Corner, January 6.-I hope yon and readers have enjoyed a mer? ry Christmas, and are now enjoying the blessing of the New Year. So now Jet us resolve to do our whole duty "for 1906 to all men, ourselves, our God and our country, so that we can look back^ when it is passed with no regrets for time misspent. There is but little news to relate. Some farmers have commenced to clear off ditch banks, etc., and are speaking of starting their plows Soon. So I expect it will not be long before gee-haw will be heard on all sides. Those drowned negroes I mentioned in my last were named Moses, Reese and Dubose. There were three of them in a boat, were lost on the wa? ter and were drinking. It is supposed that Dubose? was drunk and was lying down and Reese lay down, then made a Quick turn over, which turned the boat over throwing all into the water. The third one was a small boy, who managed to get on a log, where he stayed until rescued. I understand that Dr. P. M. Sally says that the boy will go crazy from fright and hav? ing to stay there on that log so long in the night exposed to the rain an J cold. They were drowned not far from Milford (the old Manning man? sion). Mrs. S. C. Kolb is improving it is thought. No other sick to report. Rev. T. P. Dide visited Mrs. S. C. Kolb last Thursday. W. J. Ardis and wife visited Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ardis last Tuesday night* G. W. Scott visited his brother, Louis Scott, at Cane Savannah last Monday. Miss Mary Lee Ardis and brother, John, visited at W. J. Ardis' last Mon? day night. Ben Geddings and wife visited W. J. Ardis and wife last Thursday. Thomas J. McIntosh and wife, a holiness preacher, is here at his grand? father's, J. B. McIntosh, Sr. I took a trip last Thursday to South? west Manchester to see my old friend, Mr. R. S. Bartlette. Dick is getting - old, but he and his son Robert are libing at home and boarding at the same place. They had six fine porkers hanging on a pole and have more to follow. They make their own corn and raise plenty of hogs to keep and to sell, which is pretty good for an old Reb. But I did 'not see any Mrs. B there. The old man can be excused, but Boss ought to get him a wife. Everything .here is calm and serene this morning. DURANT. - Durant, S. C., January 5.-Cards are out announcing, the marriage of Mr. Robert Wheeler to Miss Claribell White on Wednesday, January 17, at 12 o'clock in New Harmony church. Mr. Robert Witherspoon and bride of Louisville, - Ky., arrived this morn? ing to spend two weeks with relatives here. Dr. Mood came to Durant last week on professional business. Miss- Julia Keller, of Orangeburg, is on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Robbie Durant. Mr. James Reeves and son spent Thursday in Sumter. Things have quited down since the holidays. The children have gone to their respective schools and every one has begun the New Tear with brighter hopes. SMITHVILLE. Smithville, January 6.-The Christ? mas holidays are over and all visitors are returning to their various occupa? tions. Misses Lola and Bertha Kirkley left on Tuesday for Bennettsville. Miss Lena Kirkley left on the same day for her school in Sumter. Dr. H. F. Paddock returned to hts home at Adamsburg on Wednesday. The doctor was not feeling very well when he left and his own medicine can do him no good as he has heart trou elb. As he is a fine fellow we wish for him an early cure and success. Mr. J. H. Clarke, of Camden, was at Mr. W. F. Smith's livery stable for * few days with a drove of horses for sale this,week. Mrs. M. S. Sowell, and her sor: Syd? ney Smith, Jpvere in the village on Wednesday. Dr. S. F. Brasington and Mr. Eras ington, of Camden, were here cn busi? ness for a short while last Tuesday. Mr. J. West Weldon has a young visitor at his house. I don't know his name. He is four .days old today. The colored folks had their Christ? mas tree on the night of January 1. Such a good old time as they did have. It was a school Christmas tree g. ven by Gi A. Murray. Mrs. T. D. Foxworth is visiting J:? Bishopville. Rev. S. H. Booth has been quite sick all of this week. Mr. Joseph Goff, who has been very ill for some time died at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. W. S. Mathis, this morning. He will be buried at St. John's cemetery tomorrow morn? ing. The health of our community is very good. The doctors are now hav? ing very little to do. PRIVATEER. Privateer, January S.-The election on Thursday was poorly attended. Very little interest was manifested. The farmers are getting ready for another crop. They seem to have plenty of laborers to do th;- work. Mrs. W. A. Nettles and daughter, of Sumter, spent several cays tho pn*V week at Mrs. G. A. Nettles*. Misses A mm ie and Inez Wells sp< nt several days the past week in Wedge field. Miss Edna Tryon and Miss Jaur.it:: Brown spent Sunday at Mrs. L. B. Jenkins'. Mr. T. M. Mims. of Silver, spent Sunday at Mr. E. W. Rivers'. Mr. Charlie Jenkins has not yet re? turned to the Orangeburg College. PI NEWCOl > HAPPENINGS. Pinewood, January 8.-On Sunday last Mr. Charles Jenkinson, formerly of Manning, but for the past year po? liceman in Mayesville, arrived on train No. 35, hired a horse and buggy from the stables of Mr. R. F. Epperson to go to Silver. S. C. He was accompanied by a negro driver. Preston Sanders, who was previously employed by Fel- J der & Mimms' stable at this place. I The driver, Preston Sanders, reports that Mr. Jenkinson shot and killed one Jim Robinson, colored at Silver for reasons not known. From all ac? counts Mr. Jenkinson was under the influence of whiskey. So fer the par? ticulars are unobtainable. The negro driver, Sanders,; did not wait to get any particulars, but tramped back to Pinewood, leaving the horse and bug? gy at Silvery Sanders was about 100 yards from the shooting. Robinson was shot thrcugh the head and died instantly. Two negroes, namely, Moses Reese and Alex Dubose, were drowned in Sant-ee river a few days ago by the boat turning over. The negroes were working for Mr. O. D. Harvin, who was sluicing logs for the Santee River Cypress Lumber Company. Mr. J. J. Broughton has purchased a lot in Pinewood and expects to build ! soon. Mr. O. D. Karvin has purchased one of the most comfortable homes in Pinewood. Mr. Harvin will move in a few days, making Pinewood his home. The merchants here are very well satisfied with their trade for 1905. They all speak very weil of their busi i ness. i Mr. J. J. Barwick has completed his residence on East Commerce street. Mr. Minims, of Timmonsville, has moved here, renting Mr. J. J. Bar wick's farm. P. B. Lawrance has opened a gro? cery store on Commerce street and Mr. R. A.*Lawrence, Jr.. has opened a grocery store on the same street. Mr. Geo. W. Smith and the Farmers' Exchange are adding more store room to meet their increasing demands. Dr. M. D. Murray, who has been confined to his room for sometime, is able to be out again. Mr. W. P. Moneyhan, who has been employed as agent for the Coast Line railroad at this point, for the last two years, resigned as agent several days ago. C. B. Keels is acting agent. ' Dr. P. M. Sall ey will complete his brick office in a few days. Mr. Hutto, principal and Miss Hut to, assistant of the Pinewood school, have returned to Pinewood to resume their work. Messrs. H. F. Stack and Harry Ged? dings spent today in Elloree, S. C. Hon. and Mrs. R. I. Manning, of Sumter, was down to attend Pion. J. M. Richardson's funeral. Quite a number of traveling men were in town last week. Mrs. R. S. Beckham, who has been sick for several days, is improving. Miss Lillian Lawrence is quite sick at home with lagrippe. Mrs. B. Ward, of Wilmington, is visiting relatives. Misses Alma Broadway and Decca Lawrence are spending some time at Mayesville. His many relatives and friends of our community mourn the death of Hon. J. M. Richardson, of Panola. He was buried Sunday afternoon at St. Mark's Episcopal church at 3:30 o'clock. Six children survive him. Messrs. J. M.. R. C., Thomas and H. B. Richardson and Mrs. Edward Briggs and Mrs. L. E. Brailsford, all of whom reside at Panola. PINEWOOD HAPPENINGS. Pinewood, January 2.-The holiday seasons passed without a ripple to mar its pleasures. Everyone seems to have had a jolly time during the fes? tive season. . The Methodist Sunday school gave a large Christmas tree on Christmas evening at 7:30 o'clock. Santa Claus gave each one a present. After sev? eral hours of merriment everyone re? turned to their homes delighted with the evening. Miss Naomie C. Broughton, of Sum? ter, has been spending some time with her sister. Mrs. Jack Weeks, and her brother. Mr. Nap Broughton. Mr. Whiteford Smith, of near Co? lumbia, spent a few days with his brother. Mr. Geo. W. Smith, last week. Dr. Geo. W. B. Smith, of Summer? ton, spent the holidays with his par ems, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Smith. Mr. Napoleon C. Stack spent Mon- j day in Sumter. Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Stack and children returned from Lake City Thursday after spending Christmas with relatives. Dr. M. D. Murray, who has been very sick, is abie to be up again. Mr. Ben Griffin is very sick at his : home. Mr. James P. Lawrence, Jr., re? turned to Mayesville Monday evening after spending Chrismas with his par? ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Lawrence. Messrs. W. M. and H. D. Richard- ' son spent a part of the holidays with ? their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. i Richardson, Sr. Mrs. R. c. Richardson, Jr.. and baby returned from the home of her ' parents m Laurens after spending several weeks. 1 Misses Eleanor and Lizzie Richard- < son returned home Monday after vis? iting Columbia for a few days. Mr. A. R. Williamson, of South 1 Carolina College is spending several ' days in town. 1 Dr. Paul M. Salley spent Tuesday in Columbia. I Mr. Thomas Avant is spending thc holidays with his mother at Summer- i ton. To the regret of all Rev. L. L. Be denbaugh and family left today for his new charge at New Zion. He has been pastor of the Methodist church for the past two years. Miss Marion Ragin has accepted a clerkship at the Pinewood Mercantile store. MANNING NEWS NOTES. Manning Times. On last Thursday night about S o'clock, the barn and stables of Mr. E. P. McLeod were destroyed by fire, and it was with considerable difSculty that Mr. McLeod saved his mules. His loss was very heavy, a fine cow, GOO bushels of corn, forage and other things of value. To be married this evening, by Rev. J. M. Holladay, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. W, S/Karvin, Mr. Charles S. Rigby and Miss Lillian Har vin. Mr. C. H. James, who for several years was a salesman with the Kras noff Mercantile Company here, has moved to Sumter, where he will en? gage in business on his own account. Mr. James is a hard worker and a good salesman. There will be a meeting Friday eve? ning at 7:30 o'clock at the Manning Hotel to discuss the advisability of giving -Manning a base ball team for the coming season. M^. L. J. Nettles has tendered to Governor Hey ward his resignation as Magistrate at Foreston, an! former Magistrate J. E. Richbourg has been recommended for the appointment. Died last Wednesday, at the home of her son-in-law, F. S. Geddings, Mrs Julia Corbett, aged 74 years the day of her death. The funeral took place the next day, Rev. L. L. Bedenbaugh conducted the service. Manning gives up a most excellem citizen, and Sumter is the gainer by it. Sumter is always reaching out for the best of everything. Mr. T. Mur? ren Mouzon has accepted a position as bookkeeper with O'Donnel & Co.. and left last Monday morning for his post of duty. Mr. Mouzon filled a sim? ilar position with the W. E. Jenkinson Co. here, and were it not that he was going to a new city we would think 11 superfluous to say a word about him. He has moved to Sumter, and we no:. only commend him to the business in? t?r?ts of that growing city, but can in all sincerity vouch for his high character and noble impulses. O'Don? nell & Co.. with the characteristic shrewdness^ of its head. Mr. Neil O'Donnell has succeeded in securing an office man that they can place the fullest confidence in. and not keep awake at nights wondering what the result will be. Mr. Mouzon is a high toned Christian gentleman, and wo congratulate him on his promotion, and O'Donnell & Co. on securing such a man. BZSHOPVILLE NEWS. Bishopviile Vindicator. Mrs. Maggie Parker, wife Mr. H. U. Barker, died Sunday, December SI. aged 50 years. Mr. Bolman Moore died on Tues? day. January 2nd, of pnuemonia after an illness of two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Ed DuRant and Miss Charlotte Kelley will leave today for their new homo in York county. Mr. T. C. perrin; county treasurer, states that fully three-fourths of thc taxes have been collected up to the close of the old year. At a -meeting of the town council held last Tuesday evening an election was held to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. E. W. Woodham, who has been in bad health for some time. There were three applicants for the place but Mr. Adger King was elected. Mr. King has served on the force before and made a good officer. Mr. Dixon, son of Mr. R. O. Dixon, who is an all round good printer and who is now operating a linotype in Philadelphia, came home for the hol? idays. The Farmers' Loan and Trust Com? pany, of Bishopviile, has been char? tered. The capital stock is $20.000 and Mr. W. A. James is president. L. A. Moore, vice president, and J. Ros? coe Parker, cashier. Mr. Robert D. Reid, son of Geo. EL Reid, who has been in business for tht past four years in Atlanta and for the past year has been cashier of the Fourth National Bank of Atlanta, re? turned last Monday to his old home. Bishopviile, to accept the position as assistant cashier.in the Bank of Bish? opviile. MAX. Max. S. C.. January S.- Messrs. McSwain, Keith and ivy. of T-nmicris ville, D. W. Alderman, of Ale. lu. Ca? leb Lynch and son, of Lynches, were in Beinah hist week. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Head, of Walker. Tex., who left here 15 years ago are visiting relatives in Clarendon county. Also. Mr. Charlie Farmer and wife. ;( :?f Austin, Tex., are visiting in Flor? ance county. Mr. J. Thos. Kirby, of Columbia, lin! Mr. J. D. Frierson, of Shiloh, will leave for Cuba next Tuesday, where they intend spending a few weeks on pleasure bent. A fair voyoge and safe return to them. Mrs. Roberts, of Columbi;;, is vis ting at the home of her cousin, Mr. J. I). Frierson, Shiloh. Miss Hart resumed her school last | f veek. A generous friend ol" her's sent 1er, by express, a box of pretty little presents as a new year's gift for each member of her school. A pleasing dea that. Miss Hettie Tomlinson has gone to live with her sister, Mrs. Howard Green, of New Zion. Mr. Hoyt Tom? linson has rented his farm and has gone to Florida. We regret for these young people Lo leave. A bank was orgamzed in Beulah last week, and will open for business the first of February. Mrs. James P. Langston's condition > was not improved by her stay in a hospital in Charleston. She has re? turned home. Mrs. B. C. Truluck is still very sick. Mr. Alex Kirby, aged SS, die i on Friday night, and was buried at Beth? el Sunday, where he had been a con? sistent and honored member for many years. The weather grumblers liad ample opportunity last week to satiate them? selves. The world is so full of blessings that lots are passed by unnoticed. STATEBUIIG. Stateburg, banuary S.-Mr. Robert E. Barnwell has returned from Georgetown. He is accompanied by his friend. Mr. Wm. Brooks, of Bos? ton, Mass., who has been in George? town enjoying a few days' hunt. Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Anderson re? turned to their home in Richmond, Va., last week, after a pleasant visit to Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Anderon. Misses Martha, Irene and Edith Moore and Master John Moore, of Spokane, Washington, arrived on Thursday and are visiting their un? cle. Mr. Screven Moore. Mr. John L. Frierson, after a very pleasant stay at his old home, re? turned to Buffalo, X. T., last week. Mr. W. L. Saunders and Master Harrison Saunders a.re spending today in Sumter. PISGAH. Pisgah, Jan. 8.-Tbe new rear has brought the usnal moving. Sever* 1 persons have been beat out of consid? erable rnonev advanced to h3r,ds. thee they have ''hit the grit" for other r;arr-\ Tbis th inc has sene on from ve ir to vear, urti? it is time tr, call a halt. Of ail professions, that of the farmer at the present, on account of the. labor puestion, is the mest diffi? cult. The In ber available, is more unavailable than ever before.and to^ei any yon have to buy the bands from ether narties. and often the ammuni? tion is worth more than the aun. Without a change, a year or so will wind np the the present m?/jV. of ''arming, for DO maa can mn bis farm long under piesent condition?. Young men are avoidingt he farms as mnch as possible, wanting big salaries. That Leaves the farms to be run hy the old men, and the rrifl-ng yonng negro la? bor, and that lock- like tho beginning of the end. I notice that Sensor Tillman is showing the rascality of the Republi? cans right. No don ht he will nncover borne thirds to their injury in the next campaign. A sociable was st Mr. T M. Brae ley's last we-k. Among thos-- ur? sent vv.-te: Mi?s-S Eva and Lucile Britton, Ire.ee Weldon, Ila EVars, Maud Brad? ford, Hallie Nelson and Ess;e White and Messrs Hoyt Mostly. Lawrence White, Marvin Weldon, O. W. Hart? ness. Olin Munnerlyn, Hugh Evans. B. F. Skinner, Knead Pearce and Olin White. Refreshments were serg? ed during the evening. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. items of Interest Condensed and Par? agraphed for Quick Reading. E. M. Huffstetter. a well digger. 75 rears old, was killed by a well caving n on him at Gaffney on Monday after loon. J. R. Pedler has been arrested in Knoxville, Tenn., for soliciting cotton nill operatives for South Carolina nills. H. Frank White, a young white man "rom Gaffney, was run over and kill id in the Southern freight yards in ipartanburg Monday night. .Fire at the Eureka Cotton Mill, Chester, destroyed a warehouse and U500 bales of cotton. Loss. $30.000, 'illly ? covered by insurance. John Goldman was seriously stab )ed at the Mollohon cotton mill, New jerry, on Saturday by Robert Sey nour. ."The Lexington." the new tourist lotel on the Rids-1 between Leesville md Batesburg, was opened Saturday mder the management of Major Childs, of Eattleboro. Vt. John J. Bishop, one of the beer dis ?ensers in Spartanburg who was in iictcd for violation of the dispensary aw, was convicted Monday. The ju: y 1 ecommended him to mercy. Pryor Scruggs was arrested in Gall- ? tey Monday on the double charge of ittempt to commit criminal assault < >n a negro woman and shooting her nth a pistol. J H. Witherspoon, who was shot by \ )r, E. S. McDow at Lancaster Satur- j lay, is still alive and recovery is now , loped for. -?-:-I J Saluda, January .">.-(maries Zim- j] aerman, colored, who shot and in- ?j tautly killed Jim Stevens, also col- < red, just across the Saluda line in h Sdgefield county, night before last, ? as lodged in jail here this afternoon or safe keeping. Col. H. T. Thompson Resigns. Columbia, January 8.- Atelegram from New York today stated that Col. Henry T. Thompson, the district agent of the New York Life Insurance Com? pany, had resigned. Reason for the resignation is not. given, but it was supposed to have been the result of an offer made Colonel Thompson by the Equitable Life Insurance Company for a similar position. Kodol Almanac. The editor acknowledges receipt of a copy of the new 1906 Kodol Almanac and 200 Year Calendar. Its most im-, portant feature is without doubt the very simply constructed 200 Year Cal Mpg" en dar, whereby with absolute accur? acy you can tell the. day of the week on which any event occurred during one hundred years of the past, or on which any date will occur during the next hundred years, thus giving the day of the. week on which any birth, death, marriage or any important event may have happened. Messrs. E. C. De Witt & Co,, of Chicago. HI., are sole owners and publishers of the Kodol Almanac and 2?0 Year Calendar, and will he pleased j to mail a copy of this booklet to any j one enclosing a two-cent stamp with a request for same, provided this ? T j paper is mentioned. ^^^^^^ We, the undersigned mercliants of thc city "of Sumter, }^ave agreed to discontinue the use of the "Punc h Card or Ticket System, * in connection with our business after February 1, 1306. Customers holding cards or tickets will please have same re? deemed as soon as possible. Cards not punched complete will be re? deemable according to amount unpunched on same. TKE SUMTER DRY GOODS CO. SCHWAiLTZ BRCS. O'DONNELL & CO. SHAW & McCOLLUM MER. CO BECK BRCS. COMPANY. 1 9to2-l. LA SD FOE ESNT. I AM offering; for i?nt the tract of land on the White's Mill Road, about four miles from town, containing 147 acres more or less, formerly the prop-^ er ty cf the late Miss Alice Poole. NEILL O'DONNELL. Jan 9-2w TAX RETURNS FOI 1906. . 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 returns of real estate, personal property and poll taxes for the fiscal year, commencing January 1, 1906.: Tindal's Store, Monday, Jan. Sth. Privateer, (Jenkins' Store), Tues? day, Jan. 9th. Manchester, (Levi's), Wednesday, Jan. 10th. Wedgefield, Thursday, Jan. 11th. Stateburg, Friday, Jan. 12th. Hagood, Monday, Jan. 15th. Remberts, Tuesday, Jan. 16th. Dalzell, Wednesday, Jan. 17th. . Gordon's Mill, Thursday, Jan. ISth. Oswego, Friday, Jan. 19th. Mayesville, Tuesday. Jan. 23d. Shiloh, Wednesday, Jan. 24th. Norwood X Roads, Thursday, Jan. 25 th. 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 to 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 s-eparate 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 those incapable of earning a support from being maimed or from other :auses. are deemed taxable polls, and Dxcept 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 3f land. All returns must be made on or be? fore thc 20th day of February, next. [ cannot take returns after that date md all returns made after the 20th lay of February, arc subject to a pen? alty of 50 per cent. J. DIGGS WILDER, Auditor Sumter County. December 20, 1905.