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of Interest From ?II Part* of
Sam tor ?ml Adjoining bounties.
Mall your letters bo that they will
ill this office not later th in Mon
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samper and not later than Thursday
far Saturday's Issue. This, oi course,
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In case of items of unusual
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sswa stories are acceptable up to the
ssaur cf going to press. Wednesday's
paper Is printed Tuesday afternoon
Saturday's paper Friday after
Brogdon. July 2?.?Quite an Inter?
acting meeting with the Graham
church closed yesterday. Eighteen
successions to the church wins the re
ault of this meeting. The congrega?
tion have unanmlously voted their
pes*or it vacation of *?-wral weeUs
and tvaw.nca Mr. am' Mrs. Funder
b<irk Mid ohfMran trill lenvo for the
Mr. and Mrs. J. L Brogdon wen;
gladdened a few days ago by the re?
turn of their son, Eugene, who has
been absent for some time In the ." i
Mr. !>?? Jones, who is engaged in
bust.osh In Columbia is spending a
Tew days with his parents. Mr. Jones
was among those who attended the
picnic at Olanta Saturday.
Mrs. I.Hilf Proctor and daughter.
Miss Mabel, arrived yesterday from
Miss Orace Brogdon is visiting at
the home of her unc.e, Mr. W. S.
Chandler, at Mayesvlle. ?
Miss Kate Brogdon returned yester
from Sumter. where she has been
Messrs. Joel and Allen Davis are
mdlng this week at Glenn Springs.
Miss May Bradham. of fanning, Is
ting Miss Sudle Stukes.
Misses Margaret und Meli Plowden,
of Kummerton an<l Miss Fannie White
of Sumter. are visiting Mrs. Joel
Miss Llssle Holladay, of Summer
ton, Is spending some | time with her
r. Mrs. S. E. Davis.
The annual plonk of the neighbor
I will tike place on Friday next.
Crop pro ?pect s are not very flatter
tng, unless there la n change, an av
e crop will nut be made*
Sardinia, July ^7. -Dr. S, C Mit?
chell, president of the University of
South Carolina, delivered a convinc?
ing, powerful and eloqircnt sermon
from tft John *:4. "I must work the
Work my Mi ster sent me." He dwell
upon the beauty snd utility of work
whst it had accomplished In the up?
building of the world by work fines
the divine injunction of the Lord.
i*thou shait work by the sweat of thy
brow/' he showed what the people ot
South had accomplished by w,?rl
Appomatox. have produced more
and m ule greater progress than am
?action of the United States, and un?
der greater difficulties and South Car
ejMsm and Cl?ren.Ion (*bunty by their
proaperlty .and progrcs* show that
they have be?n "tollers in the sun".
The doctor's learned and slOOjUCnl
fjusjearks were listened to with rnpl
attention by the very large audience
representing Beards. New Zlon, Aleo
mm, Seine. Diana. TurbevlllS bnrniit?,
and In fact, e< er\ ?tettlem-nt <?n the
A\v.fi I! ,ir . , !
Dr. Mitchell Is a*orktng for a OMMt
mm "stron? as holy writ" and tvu (Of
politico, but to ellmlrmt const mp
tion ?f Intoxicants at least in the
?sjrlctfhurnl motions >r the stat?-, for
with the elimination of liquor, lb
whites and negroe- uilt I?. son trolled
mmnt regular days of work obtained,
whleti I? now an impot which
?very farmer well testify to
i ^ KtsBMJJhf*,
Lymhhurg. July :*^ The tend* t" v
' cotton, In eonaeiiuence of the re*
CopiOUS shoW?M?4. to loo
hss been checked and the fruit
. Is developing in a most satisfactory
manner The ybdd Of ?'?rn. With I
SWW exception*. Is unusu ?Iis tn< Otlf
MMmmM, sspsdaily so where the corn
been Well cultivate,I and f?Tti!'
A four foot snake bit a SOlfd bO]
i this town recently, but In con-f
mce of prompt treatment by Dr
J. W. Tennant. he bas suffered very
little The snnk? closely resembled s
rettl* nnake. but bad no rattles. Smith
called It "rattletmake pilot.' but it
mwm? not. in the opinion of many ,?ood
Vernon. son of the late Jo?> I
I^wis. has typhoid (ever.
Mr. J. H. Crlbbs, wbo was sent to
Moods Infirmary to be treated for ty
dd fever some t\\ , we? ki ?k<>, Is*
Siting on fairly well. sa>< import.
Mr J. M Wilson wbo had an ,n
kble aliment aome time ago, as
?nounced by several good physl
is. la walking about.
Dark Corner, July 2?.? Big meut
ings are In order. It was my priv?
ilege to attend one in the Metho.p i
church at Ptnowood yesterday whloll
meeting Is to run all this werk. The
pastor. Rev. T. W. Munnerlyn is as?
sisted by Rev. Hudson. There is ?1*0
a meeting at Paxville. where the p.u?
tor. Rev. M. F. Klzer is assisted by
Rev. F. M. Fallow.
The Baptist assembly is in session
at Bethel. Hard on the chickens,
don't you imagine? ,
Farriers have about given up the
fight w ith general green. Some fod?
der Is ripe. W. J. Ardls has com?
menced to pull?the only one I have
seen pilling so far.
George Ardls and Jim Avin still
keep sl:k, both are in serious condi?
tion. Xo other sick to report this
Mr. M. F. Christmas, of Privateer,
sent me, a few days ago, the follow?
ing few llnea, which he says were writ?
ten by a gentleman in Arkansas, who
ha (Christmas) has known for 30
years or more. Some of the lines I
think are good for South Carolinians
to consider:
"A correspondent from Thornton,
Calhoun County, Ark., to the Trl
County Advocate of Fordyce, 0lOs?S
an Interesting communication as fol?
"Yes lets push back to those good
old ante-bellum days when prosperity
and happiness were known and fWt*1
odor of home-raised meats were waft?
ed on every breeze In the nearhy old
smoke house. And our barns fairly
groaned beneath the weight of their
burden of grain and hay and fat.
sleek horss and mules fed on this
home-raised feed stuff, and laughed
at the good time they were havln
Our stock are tired of eating corn
stalks and corn,cobs, and saw dual
ground into meal, and sold for feed
stuff. Their hungry, bony bodies
speak in tones unmistakable of our
depravity and idle shiftlessness. And
they demand a change. Why does
this condition of affairs exist? Btf
cause our people have gone era/y
about cotton, and have neglected the
blessing our climate and soil have of -
fered in solving the problem of 111. s
happiness. We need to go forward
by turning backward again and en
? cring that era of living at home and
njoyinff that Independence We ha^e
not bad on account of adopting the
one-crop system. Here Is a held of
irreat usefulness for the youny far*
;ners. A held of much promise and
?\ field brilliant development of Imp, -
hull will bring about the denlred
rapplness. So right about face far?
mers. A change Is needed to bring
the real happiness and prosperity of
the old ante-bellum days of the clos?
ing of the forties, when every one had
solid (. omforts and business tha. life
<!? sired:
Corn in the crib.
Chickens in the yard;
Meal in the smoke houae,
.Vnd a tub full of lard.
Milk In the dairy.
Butter by the load;
Coffee In the box.
And sugar In the gourd.
Cream in the pitcher,
Honey in the mug;
I Mat in the demijohn,
And ttcjUOf In the Jug.
"if peace, prosperity and bappfne'
cannot be found in tha a (OVO IllK -
i ll give it up. 1 never refuse to l it
a little of every line. Put the t,\ >
last is getting very scarce about
Thoi num.
Plafah, S. C. July 29.?This see
tion had some tine shower<
last week, which helped some, but
?tie erops are Just likr th.\ ha v.? bet ?
t if .! ltd from tone to time. Sate'
lands, no crop; only on the Stiff
and clay lands is there any crop.
There la no doubt but what the guano
Is b aehed out of the land, for Where
the crops have been nicely worked
they show that the guano is gQftt,
The oottoa 1 imblera will make \\
. Ppear that a big crop of OOtton Will
11 winde in oid, 1 to beat tha price
? '?> In the low, st point, and It ||
intojilohlni ihni the oommerelal
v orld will listen, to them in prefer
ence to those who raise the crop und
are tin- best Judges.
w iit-proot eotton is doing ven
well. Mr. T. M. Bradley has plant.,
II this year, ami the cotton looks all
('caches are sear,, and what few
there are, are very defective, Too
much rain for watermelons and the
crop small and not good.
Mr. Albert Bradley who hftl been
off returned home Monday evening,
Rev. T. L Cole went to Columbia
K? v. C I>. Peterson Is carrying on
a meeting at Mt. Zlon this week.
Pisgah church bad a good meeting
lust week. Ke\.#B. K. Truluck did
the pleaching. H>* Is a fine and im?
pressive speaker md strikes where
he sees It Is needed. On Sunday he
preached on the Judgment?an able
and eloquent discourse. Ther? were
some additions to the church. The
meeting closed on Sunday morning
and Mr. Truiuck left Immediately af?
ter service for Lamar( where he hi en?
gaged in a meeting this week. Miss
Alma Dradlty presided at the organ
Sunday ami nearly all the time during
the meeting.
On Thursday morning last Rev. B.
It. Hatfiehl. Jr., wai ordained in l'is
gah church to the work of the go?
pei ministry by a Preabytery of Revs.
T. I,. Col*' and B. K. Truiuck and
Deacons from Mi/.pah, Bethany, ami
I'is^ah churches. The services wer?'
very impressive all through. Mr. Hat
field is a young man of line character
and no doubt will take a high stand
in the ministry.
Smithville, July 29.?The protract?
ed meeting closed at Pisgah last Sun?
day morning. The meetinp was quite
a success. There were some acces?
sions to the church. The pastor, Rev.
T. l. Cole was ably assisted by Rev.
B. K. Truiuck. Mr. Truluck's ser?
mons were perfect masterpieces of
eloquence They were greatly enjoyed
by those in attendance He has the
unusual experience of being his moth?
er's and father s pastor. Has been
preaching at the church of his hoy
hood for 11 or 12 ytart, That la
enough to convince any one oi* hi
popularity and Christian piety. For?
tunate Ineeded, la tin church to have
such a man as its pastor, Equally
Si fortunate is the churches to have
Rev. T. L. Cole as its pastor. Mr.
Cole is one of the most consecrated)
energetic and enthusiastic Christian
gentlemen the writer has ever seen.
He If most faithful and untiring in
his work as the shepherd of his flock.
His influence for good in the commu?
nity in which he lives Is untold. His
goodness of heart and broad-minded
and genial disposition have won for
him the love and esteem of the coun?
try at large regardless of denomina?
tional differences. Pastor and people
are working in perfect harmony.
Long may this condition of affair.
The ordinance of Baptism will be
administered at Pisgah next Sunday
Rev, n. w. Robertson, of Belmont,
?pent several days recently with hi*
parettffe, Mr. and Mrs. James Robert
?OP. Mr. Robertson is still very f.-. l !
Miss Lucile MoLeod, of Mayesvllle,
spent last week with her aunt, Mis.
ii. h. Evans, of this place.
Miss Rosa McLeod, of Camden,
visited Mi.-s IIa Evans last week.
Misses Carrie and Nannie Hough,
of Camden! spent last week with Mist
Rosalie Evans,
Mai Letha McLeoiQ, of M.tfpab, and
Miss Tessa riatfield, of Rembert,
spent several days recently with Mrs.
W. 11. Shi i tS'.
Mrs. Mary Hatfleld s?nd daughter,
Miss Mabel spent last week at Bor?
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Hatfiehl. of
Rembeti sp.-nt last Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. w. j. Bhlrer.
The protracted meeting is now in
progress at st. John's.
Antioch. July 28.?On lust Wednes?
day morning, about y o'clock Reuben
\ lllanti shot and killed Jefferson
Williams. Jeff was only 11 years of
age. Reuben about |g, The shooting
Occurred while the hoys were out
tending the cows, ai out 11 o'clocp.
Reuben rel irn ?i with the cows and
told Jeff's fath r that he had gone
with a man shooting birds, about 2
o'clock, Jeff's father became alarm?
ed over .!:?? boy and found Roul on
and made him go with h.im In search
Reuben led the father during the *.t?
life afternoon, but never at onetime
did he go near the body. At y o'clock
Williams found his son lying In a cot?
ton row. Tin- shooting was dope With
'i II oallbre pistol, Reuben said be
Intended killing him. The ball en?
it red in the top of his head. Reuben
is now in jail.
The crops still have a very unfav?
orable outlook. Cotton most especial?
ly, The heavy rains lffw slackened
in this section, making the corn sui?
ter very much,
Rev. J Bj. Stil ok land la conduct
i series of meetings at si. John'a
this week, Large crowds are attend?
ing and much good is hoped for,
Mr. and Mrs. A, R, Wei don of Wla
BCk) are visiting at Mr. J. W. Wel
Mr. w. i> White spent Sunday
and Monday With relatives at Rem?
Mr. L H. White Spent Saturday an I
Bunda) In title section,
Messrs. A. B, and W. I). White ami
A. R. and J. W. Weldon spent Sat
urdav in ('amden .
Miss Irene Weldon after several
weeks with relative! at Bishopville,
has returned home.
The health Of the community is
very good.
Mayor Mahon, of Greenville, hail a
small load In the mayorallty election
Tuesday. He receiving r.*j7 votes. John
B. Marshall 510, and J. C. Mllford
339. Mr. Mahon and Mr. Marshall
will contest in a second primary to be
held two weeks hence.
ftlOt s STAGE.
Blood Flows in Catalonia?Wrath of
The people Kindled by Moroccan
War?Alfonso Declares Martial
Madrid, July US.?The revolution
mi Catalonia lias reached a serious
stage. There is much bloodshed and
artillery has been employed in the
streets of Barcelona to quell the out?
breaks. The city is terror-stricken
The revolutionists are reported *o be
fighting desperately behind barri?
King Alfonso hastened back lo
Madrid from San Sebastian today and
at once issued a decree proclaiming
martial law and the suspension of
constitutional guarantees throughout
Orders have been given to the gov?
ernors of the provinces to crush the
ievolution at any cost without hesita?
tion and without pity.
Today marks a black chapter In
Spain's history, for there was traged
both at home and abroad. The
king reached here in time to learn
that part of his army at Melillia hod
had a bloody battle with the Moor-,
which, though finally a victory for the
-Spaniards, cost the lives (ft many offi?
cers and a total of 200 Spaniards kill?
ed or v ounded.
An exact estimate of the dead and
wounded in the clashes between the
troops and rebels in Cata*lonia is Im?
possible owing to the rigid censorship
The centre of the rebellion is Bar?
celona to which place the govern?
ment is rushing extra troops.
i he greatest inquietude reigns in
Madrid, King Alfonso was closeted
until a late hour with Premier Maur
ami an official note was issued saying
the situation' was exceedingly grave
and thnt the rebellion must be re?
pressed with an iron hand, as the Ca
talonians were struggling to engulf all
Spain In a revolution.
The hostility of the pa >| If agalnM
the Moroccan Campaign ll ha: ed on
rtaentmt nt that the nation has e*i i
plunged in foreign war and thus tip?
nation's sons are being sacrificed |
merely because of opposition to _t pri?
vate mining undertaking.
The lower classes from which the
regiments are chiefly drawn are espe?
cially bitter.
The greatest antagonism has been
aroused by the mobilisation of the re?
serves. Many of the men In the re?
serve foroea have large families.
Advices from the front state thai
the holy war sentimeni is epreadlns
among the interior tribes who, so
Soon SS their cropi are gathered, are
expected to Rook to the coast and Join
tin Rifflans.
War Vowels Despatched.
Kl Ferro!, Spain, July 2s*.?Two ar?
mored crulieri and three destvoyeii
have been ordered to Barcelona.
An Advance in Price of Wheat.
New York, July i8jr*-The price of
July wheat was advanced more than.
9 cents per bushel today on a vigor?
ous demand by the traders on the
short side of the market They Anal?
ly paid ?l.c4 per busheli which equal?
ed the high point of the season. The
price of the crop of late months ad?
vanced 2 cents per bushel on report*
of black rust In the Northwest, i'p
wardi of 130 loads were taken for
export today.
As the result Of the visit of the
postmaster. M. M. Floyd, of Spartan
burg, to Washington a few days ago.
It was announced at the postofiice de
; artmenl that two clerks at
the Spartanburg office would Imme?
diately have their Day increased from
$800 to $900 a year, one from $!ioo
to |1,000, one from $1,000 to $1,100,
and one from $1,100 to $!._?><). Pay
of carriers will also he Increaaed.
Messrs. B. w. Dnbbs and Ii. J.
Brownfleld represented Buinter
County aa delegates to the meeting of
th< Farmers' Pnion now in session in
t Columbia.
r. ii. Hyatt, Mannger foe s. r.
Figures Never Lie and Here are tlte
Figures Of the Mutual Life Iiisiii
ance Co., of New York.
For the month of May. 1909, the
South Carolina Agency received ap?
plications amounting to $194.037.00.
Cash Dividend! declared to BOUtll
Carolina pollcyholderS for July settle?
ment. $10,100.11.
Since April 20. 1909. the following
death claims have been paid to South
Carolina poltcyholders $81,760.00.
Proofs of death are being prepared
by claimants for $53.300.00.
These figures are so plain and con?
vincing that "He who runs may
read. '
special Agent Clarendon ami Bumter.
Olliccs at Manning and Sumter.
Jas. I). OrOham, Agent. Sumter.
J. E. MeFaddln, Agent, Sardinia.
M. 11. Ijc*mmic, Agent, Plnewood.
RegjUUU Session Las! Night?Prof.
Edmunds Makes Special statement
?Resolution of Respect to the
Memory of Maj. Wilson.
The City Council held a regular
meeting at 8 p. m. Tuesday, with
Mayor W. B. Royle. Aldermen P. P.
Finn. R. F. Haynsworth. J. R. Ligon
and w. G. Stubbf present.
A card was read from Alderman
Wright, Chairman of the Committee
on Auditor's report, asking for furth?
er continuance for his committee,
which was granted. Mr. Wright re?
ported also that arrangements were
about comypleted whereby the city
would obtain a lower rate of interest
on loans.
Mr. Finn for the Committee of
Public Works submitted report of
work on streets for past four weeks,
showing a total expenditure of $560.
The items of holiday time and al?
lowance of half time to sick laborers
was discussed. Mr. Ligon questioned
the propriety of such expenditures,
but acticm was postponed.
Mr. Ligen reported for the Police
Committee as follows:
To the Honorable, the Mayor and
A Mermen of the City of Sumter.
S. C:
Gentlemen?We beg to report that,
as directed by your resolution at your
last nxeetinp, we, on July 2'5, inst
held a meeting and made Inquiry in?
to the automobile accident on Wash?
ington street the night of July 3,
inst., the purpose, as directd, being
to ascertain and fix the responsibility
of said accident. As you are already
aware, said accident was caused by
the failure of liirhts being displayed
on an exposed sewer trench, the auto?
mobile running into same.
Both the City Engineer and the
Superintendent of Streets were pres?
ent and from the frank statemnt of
the City Engineer, alone, we find that
the plumber who had done this work,
had turned same over to him (the
City Engineer) and been received by
him, the-eby eronerntlmr the plum?
ber of any carele-sness in the matter.
The City Engineer advises that wh;fi
he was actually in charge of the
trench at the time of the accident, he
ha,d requested the Superintendents of
Streets to display lights at this piece
for h'm and \\<i - under the Impression
that he had done so. The Superin
:? ndent Of Streets states that he did
not understand that he was to dis?
play these lights, and that through
an Unfortunate misunderstanding be?
tween these two gentlemen the lights
were not dispaysd, hence the accident
Therefore, we find that the re?
sponsibility of said accident rests
with the City Engineer, who had re?
ceived and was in charge of the work,
and that the matter of displaying the
proper lights was simply a private
matter, accommodation or courtesy
between the City Engineer and tn<
Superintendent of Streets and has no
place in this Inquiry.
Respectfully submitted by order of
the committee.
chairman Police and Sanitary Com.
Mr. Llgon asked what Offers had
been received for purchase of Hos*
Company No. 2 b>t and p so posed thai
it be advertised again, with minimum
price stated, reserving right to re?
ject all bids. On Mr. Stubbs motion
the minimum price was fixed at
1,2,000 and tin Fire Department Com?
mittee was authorized to advertise ac?
cording to Mr. Ligon'l suggestion.
Mr. Finn for the Opera House Com?
mittee stated that a contract had
been made with Mr. Thomas Bradley
for installation of calcium lights),
Mr. s. H. Edmunds, Superintendent
of Schools, appeared before Council
and stated that Hon. r. I. Maiming
desired to tender his resignation as
a member of the City Board of Edu?
cation, for the reason that when Mr.
Manning had been elected to that
position, It was assumed that be
would not/become ;i trustee of Clem
son College. But thai Mr. Manning
had subsequently accepted the Trus?
teeship of Clemaon ami thought the
Council should have the opportunity
of reconsidering his appointment as
a local Trustee. Mr. Edmunds furth?
er stated that he had been advised
by the Attorney General of the
state that no legal objection existed
to Mr, Manning tilling both placet BJ
a lite Trustee of the College under
Mr. Clemson's will is not an officer as
contemplated by tht?; Constitution f
South Carolina. Mr. Ligon thought it
would be a distinct loss to the city
if Mr. Manning's resignation were ac?
cepted; and on his motion the former
appointment was confirmed by un
snlmous vote.
Mr. Finn reported that the Cit>
Engineer had prepared a plat of the
City's land at the rear of the Opera
House. Which shows that there is suf?
ficient space at that place for con?
vict quarters. The committee in
charge of the mfetter was authorized
to have plans for a building prepared
by an architect.
On Mr. Ligon's motion, the City
Engineer was directed to report to the
Chief of Police, at 6 o'clock p. m.,
every day the number and location of
all open Fewer trenches, so that the
police may look alter them during the
night and guard against accidents.
Mr. Ligon suggested that an ordin?
ance should be ad >pted by which the
penalty for stealing a lantern from
any ditch or excavation, where it may
be placed as a danger signal, shall be
one hundred dollars or thirty days la?
Mr. Finn said that complaints had
come from citizens that the Superin?
tendent of .Streets had stopped up the /
I drain on Hurhy Avenue, and asked by
what authority it had been done.
City Engineer Lee stated that the
drain in question had been discon?
tinued, because it had been found
necessary to lay the sewer pipe
across it, on the same level. And that
drainage at that point can be car?
ried in other directions.
Mr. Finn reportei that the drain ,
at the Electric Light building on
Manning Avenue is not large enough
to carry off the water, and suggested
that 24 inch pipe ;>e laid at that
point. The matter was referred to
the Committee of Public Works with
power to act.
Mr. Ligon asked a^out the im?
provement on South Main Street. In
the absence of the Chairman of the
Committee of Public Works no infor?
mation was obtainable.
Mr. Finn suggested that the author?
ity of the City Engineer and Superin?
tendent of Streets should be defined so
as to avoid any conflict of orders or
questions^ of responsibility. Mr. Lee,
City Engineer, asked this be done as
a guard against arccidents, but action
was postponed to the next meeting.
A petition was received from citi?
zens asking that the arc light ordered
for Oakland Avenue ai;d Purdy Street
be placed at that corner and not re?
moved further west, at has been sug?
gested. Referred to the Cimmittee
on Lights. It was ordered that a light
be placed at the corner of Washing-*,
ton Street and Oakland Avenue. v"
Permission was granted to Mr. Per?
ry Moses to repair a tenant house at
j the rear of the Picwick Hotel. Re1
quest of Mr. W. M. Graham for per
j mission to build a partition and stalls
I to his stables on Hampton -\venue
I was referred to the Fire Department
Three ordinances were read, adopt?
ed and ordered published, as follows:
"An ordinance providing Ru?es for
Driving Horses, HulCI and Cows
through the streeU," "An ordinance
to Pi event Accidents from Open ^
Trenches." "An ordinance to prevent
the use of Profane or Obscene Lan- .
guage Through Telephones."
"An ordinance granting a Fran?
chise to the Sumter Ice, Ljght and
Power Company." was read and re?
turned to the Committee for the pur?
pose of making it more definite in
certain provisions.
The following resolutions of respect
to the memory of Maj. H. F. Wilson,
were unanimously adopted:
"Whereas the members of thi*
Council, in common with all citizens
of Sumter, were shocked and grived
by the tragic death of Mayor H. F.
Wilson, on May 19th 1909. And
whereas, he had served his State.
County and city in positions of trust
and Confidence, with faithfulness and
ability, it is eminently appropriate
that we express our sense of loss, and
our appreciation of his distinguished
Therefore he it Rt solved that in
the death of Major Wilson, the State
of South Carolina has lost a talented,
true and patriotic son, who served
her well in the halls of legislation
and as a leader of her citizen-sol?
diery, with the earnestness and loy?
alty of Ids devote! nature. The Coun?
ty and City of Sunder have lost a
faithful officer and public spirited cit?
izen, who had their highest welfare
at heart, and who on many public
occasions represented them as an ora?
tor of rare power and eloquence.
Resolved, That the sincere sym?
pathy of this body be extended to
Major Wilsons kinsmen. And that a
page of our minute book be Inscribed
to his memory.
Marion Hotse, Bsq., on behalf of
the Sumter Iron Works requested the
privilege of using a traction engine
for hauling heavy freight from the
depots to their place of bttSlneSS and
stated that it was absolutely neons
sary to their business. The privilege
was granted for the USS Of the engine
on Dingle and Washington streets as
far as the company's premises, on
condition that they repair any injury
to streets at their expense and assume
responsibility Cor any and all dam?
age which may result lrom use of the
Mr. Haynaworth moved that Conn*
eil adjourn further meetings until the
second Tuesday In September, subject
to the call of the Mayor for attention
to such matters as may arise, which
cannot be postponed. The motion
was adopted,
Council then adjourned.
Masons Meet.
Manning. July It.?St. Peter's
l?dge. No. f>4 A. F. M., conferred the
K. A. degree upon Messrs H. H. Hug
gins and Wilton Weinberg this even?
ing A large number of members at?
tended the communication.

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