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) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909. Entered at the Postofflce at Suniter, S. C, aa ^ romi Class Matter. !?[ u ? . - J' PERSONAL. Mite Nina Smith, after upending a few days m the c'ty with Mrs. C. W. McOrew. returned to her home at El loree Monday night. Mr. S. Y. Delgar made a business trip to Augusta Monday. Miss Dora Bennett left Monday for S vielen Dillon. Mrs. W. R. Sanders left Monday afternoon for her home In Florence, after a visit to her parents. In the city. Misses Mary and Isabel Weeks of s Pinewood were In the city Monday. Mrs. A. W. Crosawell returned Monday after a visit to relatives at East over. Mr. J. D. Lee returned home Mon? day after a visit to the mountains of North Carolina. X Messrs. James Chandler. Carl Scott Quay Wtlllford. Henry Reeves, Arthur Haynsworth and Wade Wllli ford left Tuesday for Davidson Col? lege. Mrs. J. M. Woodley and family have returned to the city from a visit to Dalsen. Mrs. T. Manning and children of Oeorgla. are on a visit to Mrs. J. M. Weod.ey on Broad street. Csdet Colin McLaurln and little Miss der* rude McLaurln, of Wedge tffeld, are the guests of their grand? father, Mr. M. R. Wilson, on Broad otreet M>ssen Sudie Furman and Erie Wil aon have returned from a trip to Montreal, Ashevllle, Tryon and other North Carolina resorts. Miss Furman I has reeumed her work as city nurse. Mr. Alex M. Hroughton. Mrs. O. B. Pitts and children returned Tuesday from Sullivan's Island. Mr. Fred Wllliford returned Wed neaaay from a visit to Jacksonville and Savannah, r Mr. Oeo. Warren returned Tuesday ?light from New York. Mr. Henry p. Moses returned Tues? day night from a visit to Savannah. Miss Lila Brown and Miss Cath? arine Warren hav* returned to the < itv from a month's visit to New York. Mr. r'red Auld, of Bastover, was In the city Tuesday night. The Misses Epperson have return? ed from Hendersonvllie where they apent several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Oeo. L RIcker re? turned Wednesday from an extend? ed trip through Canada, to Niagara Falls. Washington and New York. Messrs. Will Shaw and Walter Jones left Wednesduy for Davidson College. Miss Emma Rembert, of Provi Jones. Is visiting Maw Lucia William? son, on Haskel! street. Messrs. Robert and Vernon Carnes, of Blehopvllle. were In the city on "Thursday. Misses Mamie Nelson and Louise Simons left this week for Pinewood. where they will spend sometime with their cousin Mrs. J. B. Richard eon. Mr. C. R. Rpratt. of Manning, spent Thursday pleasantly In the city. Misses Martha and Moselle A!dei man. of Alca In. two charming and ac? complished young ladles, spent Thurs? day in the city. Mr. W. a Mlkell. of Columbia, was in town Thursray. , Misses Isabel and Mary Weeks, of Pinewood, are In the city. Mr. W. A. Senland, of Columbia, is In the city. Mr. O. L Sands, of Charleston, is In the city on business. Mr. J. J. Scurry, of Georgetown, is In the city. Mr. H. S. Brown, of Charleston, is taking in the sights of the city. Mr. Burnle Hammond, of Rose? mary, Is In the city on business and pleasure. Mr. B. E. Remberf. of Remberts, was in the city Thursday Mr. H. C. Murphy, of Charleston. Is in the city. Railroad Commissioners John H. Eerie, of Greenville, and Jas. M. Sul? livan, of Anderson, were in town on Thursday morning. Hon. W. B. West, auditor of the dispensary. Is in trte city. Mr U C. Newton, of Bennettsvllle, ws* in t<?wn Thursday. Mr 11 II Graves, of Camden, Is in tin i H Mr Hugh Klrod. a popular travel? ing salesman out of Charleston, Is In town. Mr. A. II. Montelth, of Columbia, Is a visitor t<? the city. It L liluckman, of Darlington, was In th ? tMj Thursday. '?h? Hon. (>. C. Scarborough, of Summerton was In town on business on Thursday. Mi. A. K. Sanders, of Hagood, was In town Wednesday. Mr. Leon M. Oreen. of Columbia, spent Thursday In town. Capt. R. A. Brand, of Wilmington. X. C. spent Wednesday night in the city. MARRIED. Married 8 p. m. Aug. 30th, at "The Mimosa" Tryon, X. C, Miss Daisy Evelyn Lide of Sumter. S. C. and Mr. Hugh Blair Bryan, of Tarboro, X. C. The simple impressive marriage ser? vice was read by Rev. W. B. Gordon I of Camden. S. C, in the presence of a few relatives and friends who with deft Angers had made the parlor a bower of roses and trailing vines, and surrounded the beautiful bride with love and good wishes. Miss Llde is a daughter of the late Rev. T. P. Llde. Mr. Bryan Is the highly esteemed district commercial manager of the Bell Telephone Co.. with headquarters in Greenville, S. C. DEATH. Mr. J. E. Wilson, of Smithville, died at the Sumter Hospital last night, after an Illness of more than a month, aged 35 years. Mr. Wilson was brought to the Hospital about a week ago. at which time he was In a critical condition. AUTOMOBILES COLLIDE. Two Cars Meet Hea-on Tuesday? Both Suffer. An automobile accident occurred on Washington street Tuesday. Mr. War? ren Molse's car, driven by Mr. Wm. McKagen, collided head-on with Mr. J. M. Woodley's car which was driven by Mr. Woodley's son. The hood and radiator of Mr. Molse's car were bad? ly smashed, but the car was able to proceed on its way after the accident. Mr. Woodley's car, which was the lighter of the two, was badly dam? aged. The hood and radiator were smashed, the front axle twisted and bent out of shape and the body shat? tered. The car waa pul out of com? mission and was left a wreck on the side of the street. All of the occu? pants of the cars escaped uninjured. BASE BALL AT DALZELL. In a game at Dalzell Wednesday afternoon between Sumter and Dal rell. Snnitsr won by a score of 18 to 6. The features of the game were the batting and holding of the Sumter ???am, and a three-base hit by Parker ol DaUell. Batteries for Sumter: Chandler and Philips; for Dalzell: Moore, Parker and Segars. Dance Last Night. One of the largest subscription dances held In the city for some time was held In the 'Armory Wednesday night, given by the young men In the city in honor of the visiting young ladles. Thsre were present something over forty-flve couples, among whom wero a large number of visitors. The dance lasted until one o'clock snd was concluded by a german, which brought the evening's pleasant hours to a close. Delightful music for the occasion was furnished by Professor Schu? macher's excellent orchestra, which received many words of commenda? tion from all present. Twelve Cent Cotton. The receipts of cotton on the local market continue heavy for so early In the season, the receipts today be? ing estimated at about 100 bales. The grade of cotton is excellent, a large percentage being classed as good middling. The market is steady at 12 cents for middling. The reopening of the dispensary has certainly been followed by an In? crease in public drunkenness as com? pared not only with the two week* of prohibition but with the time prior to the closing of the dispensary. Moo day and Tuesday there were more men perceptibly under the influence of liquor noticed on the streets than in any other two days In a long period. Tuesday there was a larger crowd In town than usual, on account of the circus and more drunkenness was expected, but the unusual num? ber of drunks Monday can be attrib? uted to no other cause than an abnor? mal thirst created by two weeks of comparative prohibition. Five ar rests were made for public drunken? ness Monday and four Tuesduy. A great deal of Interest Is being manifested In the bicycle races here on Labor Day. A large number have already entered and are practicing every day. The following gentlemen have been selected as judges: Mr. J. H. Scarborough. J. I). Sblrer and Mr. It. S. Hood. Mr? Eugene Wilder will act as starter. The cotton receipts Thursday ex OOodod 15?) bales ami Friday more than 2oo bales were on the market? The receipts for the week arc esti? mated at 1,200 bales. SEEING THE ROADS. COMMITTEE INSPECTS GARNISH'S FERRY AND SCMTEH'S LAND? ING ROUTES. Representatives of Suniter and Rich? lind Counties I^ook OfOf tin* Sug- | gOQted Routes for the Pro|M>secl Highway to Columbia. If the most direct available route between Sumter and Columbia is sought, the old Garner's Ferry road must be chosen. But if other consid? erations are to have weight, then either the State Farm, Sumter's Landing or Wedgefleld routes must be adopted. A party composed of Supervisor Owens, of Columbia, Supervisor Pitts, of Sumter, Mr. C. W. Moorman, W. S. Lykes, Wtc d H. Mills and E. A. Jen? kins, of Columbia, Dr. J. A. Mood, R. I. Manning, T. B. Fr?ser, M. B. R?n? dle, L. D. Jennings, L. E. White, E. I. Reardon, Marlon Moise and H. G. I Osteen made a trip of Inspection to I Garner's Ferry and Sumter's Landing j Tuesday for the purpose of obtaln I ing first hand Information that will I aid in deciding which is the best and J most available route for the proposed j Sumter-Columbia highway, and what j they saw and learned satisfied them I that *the Garner's Ferry road is the 1 shortest and under present conditions, I the most available route for an auto I mobile highway to Columbia. It was j equally as evident to some of the j party, if not all, that a longer route J via Horatio and Sumter's Landing I would be a more advantageous prop? osition from a business standpoint for I this city and Sumter County. A road I to Columbia by way of either the State Farm or Sumter's Landing I would accomplish a double purpose, I provide a new and a shorter route j to Columbia than by Camden and j provide the people of the northwest I ern section of the county with a good I road leading direct to the county seat. The party did not visit the State Farm I as Dr. Mood and other members of I the committee spent a day there last I week and obtained all necessary in I formation. I The Columbia representatives came lover on the 7:20 train and after I breakfast the start was made from j the Court House at 9 o'clock. Four J automobiles were required to trans I port the crowd: Mr. E. A. Jenkins' I White Steamer, Mr. L. D. Jennings' I Reo, Mr. M. B. Handle's Reo, and Dr. I J. A. Mood's Royal. The run was I made to the edge of the swamps at j Garner's Ferry in quick time. The I cars followed the old road into the I swamp about a mile and a-half be I fore it was found impracticable for I wheeled vehicles. The party then I proceeded on foot about a mile fur- | I ther over the three streams that will I have to be bridged. The old bridges j have rotted away, only the piling be I log left. Each of these streams Is I fifty to sixty feet wide and could be I bridged at no great cost. The old I roadway is in fairly good condition, I the embankment, which is five or six I feet high in some places, being firm I and solid. It is said that the three I and a half miles of road lying between I the point where the party halted and I the river Is in substantially the same J condition as that inspected. The cost I of putting this six miles of road be I tween the edge of the swamp and the I river bank in condition for travel at I all times except when the river is I very high, was variously esti I mated from $100 to $500 a mile, j It was also stated that the old road I as it stands is passable at all times I except when the river guage regis I ters 28 feet or more at Camden, and I 28 feet at Camden is a considerable I freshet. I From Garner's Ferry the party pro I ceeded to Sumter's Landing, going by I way of Horatio. At this point there is I practically no swamp on the Sumter j side of the river and the cars went al I most to the river bank. The cost of I making a first-class road to the Wa I teree's edge would be merely nominal, j But on the Richland side the swamp J is three or four miles wide, and from J the swamp a new road would have J to be built five or six miles through J the hills to connect the crossing with j one of che public roads now in exlst I ence. If the Sumter's Landing route I should be selected, Sumter County I would have comparatively little work to do, except putting the Stateburg road, the Fish road and the road from Horatio to the river in good condition I ?in other words improving roads now in use. While the Garner's Ferry route would necesitate the rebuilding of about three miles of road from Stateburg to the swamp and the con? struction of six miles of swamp road. Richland County on the other hand would have to Improve only seven miles of road to make the Garner's Ferry route a line highway. The Sum? ter's Landing route would impose on Richland the construct.on of four miles of swamp road and the or six miles of sand liill road. The State Farm route Is declared impracticable as a Sumter-Ith bland enterprise, for the reason that a part of the road would traverse Kershaw County. The estimated distance to Co lumbia by way of Garner's Ferry is 42. miles, by the Sumter's Landing route 51 miles. In the Recorder's. Court. Quite a number of offender! were before Judge Hurst Tuesday morning to answer various charges brought against them. The majority of eases were disposed of in short order, and the city realized a large sum. Ike Jones was found not guilty on the charge of assault and battery. Victor Buala was given a fine of $3 for disturbing the peace, Buford Hus sey $3 for public drunkenness, C. X. Broadway public drunkenness $5 or ten days. j J. E. Coker, white, Wm. Horlbeck, j colored, and Sam Glover, white, were J placed on the green bench to answer j the charge of public drunkenness, j cursing and resisting arrest. Coker and Glover plead guilty of drunken I ness only. Horlbeck plead not guilty. I Coker was given a fine of $15 or 30 j days, Horlbeck $10 or 20 days, and I Glover $5 or 10 days. j The most important case on docket j Wednesday was that against John I Williams, colored, who was charged I with public drunkenness, cursing and I resisting arrest. He was found guilty and sentenced to pay a fine of $100 or I serve 60 days on the chaingang. Wil I liams was a city employe and should have known better. He created a dis I turbance on the circus grounds and j when Officer Ward arrested him he I resisted violently and threatened to 1 shoot him with a rifle which he had I In his possession. I John Jenkins, colored, arrested for I drunkenness, and released on $5 I bond, did not appear for trial. Henry Franklin ana Dillon Cooper, I fighting, were sentenced to pay $5 J each or serve 10 days each on the I chaingang. I Wm. Richardson, colored, was ar I rested on Bee street Wednesday night j for creating a disturbance, cursing and I public drunkenness. When arraign I ed before the Recorder Thursday he I plead guilty to the charge of drunk I enness, but endeavored to explain J away the other charges in the In I dictment. Several witnesses were ex I amined and the case made out. The I sentence was $15 or 30 days. Rich I ardson has been before the Recorder I quite frequently and for that reason J the sentence was made heavier than I usual. When Richardson was arrest I ed he told the police he wanted his J liquor before he went to the guard j house, and he was permitted to gel I It. He unearthed a half gallon of corn I from a clump of bushes In the yard, I and an Inspection of his "lock I er" disclosed two empty gallon I jugs which had conmined whiskey I recently. At the trial Thursday I Richardson said that he ordered tho I liquor from Manchester, Va., for I own use, when questioned he b.tid I that he got a man to order it for I him, that be received two gallons a I few days ago. The ;pollce have rea son t suspect that he has not only been storing liquor in violation of the law, but has been selling it as well. He was held on the charge of storing and selling liquor. William Cabbagestalk was request? ed to pay $1 for obstructing the side? walk on Liberty street. \ kick in time may also save nine. A charter was issued Wednesday by the Secretary of State to the S. If. Pierson Company, of Pumter. The capital of the company is $15,(HBO. Tho corporators aro S. If, Pierson, J. X. Brown and T. V. Walsh. Chinese make practically no us? of pins or buttons, strings, knots and I loops being utilized in their place. O'Donnell&Co. Sumter, S. C. Mid-Summer Sale -OF Muslin Underwear -jjmtmimtiim :iiiiHiinik 3 1 I E are cleaning up stock prior to going; to market. If you need anything mmmmhmmI in Muslin Underwear now is your time to buy. This is the opportunity to save money. .25 L'd'sDrawers. 19 .50 " M .39 75 " " .59 1.00 M M .83 Yours, O'Donnell * Co N. G. OSTEEN, JR., Dentist. 18 West Liberty Street-Up Stairs. Hours?8.30 to 1-P. M?2 to 6. Office Phone?NO. 30 - - - Hohr? Phon? an? 2000 Half Dollar NEGLIGEE SHIRTS If you want the best 50 cent Negligee Shirt ask for our "Kingly." We have han? dled a great many good shirts, but the "Kingly" is the best fifty cent shirt that we've ever had in stock. Made in all styles. Boy's Sizes 12 to 14. Men's Sizes 14 to 17%. TllC D# J. Clothing C0#, Phone 166. :-: Sumter, S. C.