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The watchman and southron. [volume] (Sumter, S.C.) 1881-1930, September 04, 1909, Image 5

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Entered at the Postofflce at Suniter, S.
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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
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?
Mrs. J. M. Woodley and family have
returned to the city from a visit to
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
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
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
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
Misses Mamie Nelson and Louise
Simons left this week for Pinewood.
where they will spend sometime
with their cousin Mrs. J. B. Richard
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Sumter, S. C.
Mid-Summer Sale
Muslin Underwear
-jjmtmimtiim :iiiiHiinik
1 I E are cleaning up stock prior to
going; to market. If you need anything
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
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?
Half Dollar
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.

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