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SATURDAY. OCTOBER 16. 1909.
?4 the Psaaoalrr at Sumter, a OU mm Second dam Mauer. 19SW ADVERTISEMENTS. ? j Booth-Harby Live Stock Co.?Fol Hale. The Wild West and Par Bast Now United. Sumter Clothing Co.?Cook or Peary. Mr. Luden Staraua? returned Tues? day fron m visit of a few days to his lister la Oreensboro, N. C. Mr. Jno. R. Horn, representing J. R. Young * Co.. the big fruit people. Of Columbia, waa In the city Monday ? taking" the orders. Mrs. W. D. Boykln. of Camden. spent Wednesday In the city with her daughter. Miss Luis Cooks Boykln. Miss Mary Man, of Camden. haa re? turned home from a delightful stay with Mlaa Lease Drakeford. Rsv. James McDowell spent Thurs? day In ths city. Mr. Howard Caldwsll. the well known real estate man, of Columbia. Is In town on business. Mr. T. S. Stucksy. of Stateburg, was In ths city Thursday. Mr. Ellison Capers, of Summerton. spent Wednesday In town. new re-enforced concrete bridge at Second Mill was completed several weeks ago. and the causeway las been thoroughly repaired. The near bridge 4? said to be or so sub d a character that It will Wlth a much higher freshet than the sue that swept the old bridge away. Sapervlsq/ Pitts has taken ths float sag gang to ths Rembert and Pisgah seetmn to repair ths damage to roads mad bridges caused by the storm of last Tuesday night A modern betel building would be a big undertaking for ths Chamber of tree, but not too big. Sumter needs a modern hotel. A sals of Sumter Savings Baak steal, wee made a fsw days ago at 1*1 seal eery a small block could be had eegja at that price. Lees than four age a keg block changed hands st tat. TM show people evidently think irtty has struck ths South judg ths number of excuses and tent shows that are on the Sosthsta circuit this season. AWDKIMON RAILWAY IS SOLD. of Colons Ota, Pur Property for $154,754. Anderson. Oct. It. -For $164.760 the properties of the Anderson Trac? tion Company. Including eighteen miles of city and lnterurban track, plant and equipment, were sold under ths hammer today to e. W. Robert? son, of Columbia, ons of the receivers of the company. The sals was made under the order of Federal Judge Prltchard In the case of the International Trust Com? pany of Baltimore vs. the Anderson Traction Company. Trouble In St. George. From all reports, there must have been great disappointment among ths patrons of St. Oeorge barber shop last Saturday. The barber ad? vertised that he would close up at 12 o'clock on Saturday?and be did. As a consequence of the closing a doxen or more faces were left unshaven. These people were In the shop for an hour or more, some of them before ths oloelng hour, but the two barbers were too busy to get them all fixed up before It o'clock. Any man has a right to run his business to suit his own convenience, but ws believe ths public dsserves more considera? tion. If a man had gone In only a fsw mlnutss before the hour of clos? ing or any time sfter the hour, then he deserved to be turned away. It was not their fault that the over? run of work could not be finished up on time?It would hsve taken a half doren barbers to do this?but they were entitled to service before closing, and we are not surprised at the wholesale "kicking" that hi being ?St. Oeorge Eagle. Another Oar Hoseea and Males. We wHI have snother car horses si d mules4 arriving Saturday. Oct. 16. Come tairs a look, it may not cost yea anything. Booth-Harby Live Stock Co. Ths Sumter High School football team and ths Florence boys will plat at ths Ball Park tomorrow afternoon. Triers will be s good game and the attendance should be large. * Another Car How and Mules. We will have another car horsea and miles arriving Saturday, Oct. 16. Corns take a look. It may not cost you anything. Booth-Harby Live Stock Co. 1 DEATH. ? Mr. Henry A. Rogers, one of the oldest citizens of Sumter county, died at his home about four miles south of the city on Saturday last. The burial was at the family burial grounds on Sunday. Mr. Rogers was a Confed? erate veteran and a good ? cltisen whose many good qualities will be long remembered by his many friends. Mrs. Henry H. Gordon, of this city, died at the home of her daughter in Georgetown, at an early hour Wed nesday. The death was sudden and unexpected, being due to heart dis? ease. The news of her sudden death was a great shock to her family and many friends In this city. Her daugh? ter. Mrs. De Medicls and several other relatives, left on the morning train for Georgetown, having just time to catch the train after recelveing the sad intelligence. City Council Commended. Mr. Editor: Our city fathers, the Council, have done a proper thing in declining to grant a carnival the right to exhibit here. No reason why it should come and many why It should not. A wise decision and a fine record to make. The youth, old and young are already debauched by other things seen and heard. The restriction with reference to houses occupied by persons with contagious diseases, strikes me as good, and will work for better health and less contagion. Spitting on side? walks should be prohibited also. Let one other thing be done. Get a little more moral cleanliness going among the people. t tip my hat to the Council for what Is being done. Keep up the good work. CITIZEN. Oct. 14. 1909. FIRE WEDNESDAY MORNING. Two Story House Burned on Manning Avenue. A two story house situated on Man? ning avenue and owned and occupied by Wisdom Gass, colored, was burned Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock. The house, with practically all Its con? tents, was a total lorn, but the house was covered by Insurance to the amount of 11,100. The orgin of the fire has not been determined. The house was situated in a cloaely built up section and a dosen er more houses were In Imminent danger of destruction when the hose wagons ar? rived on the scene. The Gase house was too far gone for it to be saved, so the firemen turned their attention to the adjacent houses, several of which were on fire, which was quick? ly extinguished and the loss confined to the place of Its origin. There was some confusion In send? ing in the fire alarm through the tele? phone exchange, and the bell rang the alarm for a fire In the business district and those who heard it were led to believe that a serious fire was under way. A Conservative. A certain bishop was a trifle deaf. Once while attending a banquet he was assigned to a young lady who did not know of his affliction, with the result that conversation was found to be somewhat difficult. In a burst of enthusiasm the young lady inquired: "Bishop, do you like bananas?" At first the prelate did not reply, but upon the question being repeated he admitted confidently: "I must say I still prefer the old fashioned night-gown.' "?Independ? ent. The City Council has refused to grantj concessions to carnival com? panies that desire to exhibit here. If the carnivals come they would be required to pay the maximum license fixed by the license ordinance. Sum? ter does not want carnival shows, and the action of City Council meets with the approval of 95 per cent of the people of the town. CI1Y COUNCIL MEETING. - A BAN PUT ON CAltNIVAL COM? PANIES. Sale of No. 3 Lot to Col. Wilson Con? firmed?Purchase of Bui tin an Lot Not Consummated But Delay in Closing; Deal is Temporary Only Health Office Says Illuminating Oil fs Not Up to Standard. City Couhcif met Tuesday night with all members present except Ald? erman Wright. Messrs. p. O. Bowman and J. H. Levy were present to ask 'Council to remit licenses on a Carnival for one week to aid the directors of the Base Ball Association in paying Its debts, for which they are personally respon? sible. Capt. J. W. Bradford and Lieut. Geo. Warren were also present j to make a similar request for benefit of the Sumter Light Infantry. Messrs. Llgon. R. F. Haynsworth, H. C. Haynsworth and Barnett expressed their kindly feelings for the Base Ball Association and the S. L. I. but re? minded Council that they are on rec? ord as opposed to any concessions to Carnival showa, which they asserted are demoralizing to the community and objectionable to many citizens. Whereupon Mr. Bowman arose, en? dorsed the sentiments expressed and withdrew his request. The request of the S. L. I. was refused and the Clerk was directed to pay to the company it's usual appropriation of $300. Mr. E. W. A. Bultman requested ample time for removal of buildings ! from land which he had contracted J to sell the city. Mr. Bultman was as? sured that the time necessary will be allowed, and the privilege of rolling \ the buildings through the streets was granted to him. Minutes of Sept. 28th and 29th were read and confirmed. Mr. Barnett for the Finance Com? mittee reported the Clerk and Treas? urer's September report examined and found correct..And approval of claims referred to them. Mr. H. C. Haynsworth for Commit? tee of Public Works stated that there had been a meeting of chairmen of committees for the purpose of esti? mating necessary expenses of each department, but that he saw no chance of reducing expense on street work at present, or until work already pro? jected by Council be finished. He stated also that the city engineer was satisfied that the concrete drain pipe he is making will *tand the required pressure, and had been authorize*! to continue Its manufacture. The report was confirmed. Statement of work for two weeks was submitted as follows: Oakland Ave. repairs A curb 4.50 N. Main St. repairs and curb 1.00 Opera House Alley, repairs 1.00 Hampton and Green Sts. clean ing drain 1.00 Kendrlck St., cleaning drain 4.60 Bartlette St., cleaning drain' 10.75 j S. Harvln St, cleaning and re? pairs 5.00 S. Main St., cleaning and re? pairs 2.60 Dugan St., cleaning and repairs 2.50 Pine St., cleaning drain 2.00 Ward No. 8 weeding 5.55 Ward No. 4 weeding 9.00 Street sweeping 17.00 Street sprinkling 11.00 Garbage, 397 loads 48.00 Farm work 36.25 Backfilling, sewer trenches 6.20 Sick laborers 19.50 Total $186.35 I No. men 21, carts 8. Mr. Ligon for the Police Commit? tee reported they had held a meet? ing at which the proposed reduction of the police was considered, and they recommend that Officers E. L. Hodge and G. J. Williams be discontinued. The recomemndation waB adopted. He also submitted report of lights not burning in September and police report for September as follows: Officer. Arrest. Fines. Labor. J. K. Bradford 4 5.00 J. M. Berwick 6 28.60 P. Galagher 2 W. Or Pierson 9 H. G. McKagen 15 T. P. Ward 17 W. A. Tribble 9 G. f, Williams 3 J. A. Boykin 7 E. Im Hodge 11 A. D. Owens 7 Total 90 mV." Finn for the Fire Department Committee reported that a contract for tpurchase of a steam Are engine had been executed with the American LaFrance Co... And that Hoae Co. No. 3 lot had ben sold to Col. Thomas Wilson for six thousand, five hundred dollars. Mr. Bultman. .reported the Opera House roof in a leaky condition and was authorized to have same repair? ed. Mr. Stubbs for the Railroad Com? mittee reported that the crossing on W. Bartlette stree had not been Im? proved by the Northwestern R. K. Co. and asked that something be done, The committee was requested to take up the matter with Col. Thomas Wil? son. A letter was received from the Board of Health asking adoption of the following ordinances: 1. To for" bid spitting on sidewalks and on floors | of public buildings. 2. To require physicians to report cases of Tuber? culosis. 3. To forbid families from vacating a house wherein there is a person suffering from tuberculosis; or removal of such patient, without permission of the board, in order that necessary fumigation may be done and a correct record kept of infected houses. 4. To forbid construction or use of dry wells or cesspools. This letter also requested Council to pro? vide at least three public water closets in the business section, at different points, and to, require the Southern Railway Co. to fill up a low lot be tween their depot and Croswell A Co.'s warehouse. The clerk was di? rected to prepare the required ordi? nances. The Railroad Committee was requested to take up the question of the low lot with the Southern Rail? way Co., and the Police and Sanitary Commission were asked to look after the request for closets. A letter was read from Mr. & I. Rcardon requesting Council to ascer tain if they hawe authority to regu? late the aale of illuminating oils, fix a standard quality and provide for Inspection, and protect citizens from the abominable, dangerous and un? sanitary quality of illuminating oils sold on this market for which the highest prices are exacted without re? gard to Quality. The letter was re? ferred to the Police and Sanitary Committee. The following ordinances were read, aoppted and ordered published: 1. An Ordinance to amend the Ordin? ance entitled "An Ordinance to De? clare the Result of an Election on the Question of Issuing Bonds to Con? struct a Sewerage System." 2. An? nual License1 Ordinance for 1910. The following claims were refer? red to the Finance Committee: Von Ohsen & Shlrer $11.10. Durant Hardware Co., $4.46. A. E. Martel Co., $18.00. Jno. I. Brunson $3.00. Ralph Hill $2.76. Council then adjourned. Mass Meeting for Y. M. C. A. There will be a mass meeting at the Opera House on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 to hear an address by the Gen? eral Secretary of Y. M. C. A. work in North and South Carolina. The object of the meeting will be to awaken interest in behalf of the young men of our city. While a small collection will be taken to defray the expenses of this meeting, no contribu? tions will be solicited. All of the Sun? day schools are asked to suspend. The ministers Of the ci';y will occupy seats upon the stage with the direc? tors. All singers will take the front seats. Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill's big shew is coming to Sumter on Oct. is* 7.50 56.00 108.50 42 92.00 40 12.00 20 23.00 12.50 30 50.00 30 43.00 433.00 171 SOUTHERN STATESMEN. Northern Writer Says Tlllman la Worth a Hundred Hamptons and Butlern. The following letter appeared in the New York Sun a few days ago in connection with a controversy as to the merit of Southern stavesmen, past and present:^ To the Editor of the Sun?Sir: i have been greatly interested in the re? marks of the Sun and of its corre? spondents about the representation of the South in Congress, and finding myself agreeing and disagreeing as to particular men mentioned, have cost* to wonder If personal sentiment, taste or prejudice has not a good deal to do. with views on the subject, and pre? sumably those of others. On the whole, i agreed with P. Byrne's able letter, but i part with him on Bailey, who seems to him?to "Washington," according to Mr. Rryne?a sort of intellectual giant. To me Bailey has long looked, and looks more every day, like a humbug with a bad temper. As to the ability of Senator Tillman, however, I heart? ily approve Mr. Bryne's opinion and would go even further. Butler and Hampton were gallant soldiers and high minded gentlemen, but Tillman has brains enough to make a hundred of them. The South has reason to be proud, not ashamed, of Its represen? tatives at Washington as a class. Are there no bosses in the South? How about Senator Martin of Vir? ginia. It seems to me that the South is on the whole more ably represented than before the war. We let ourselves be deceived by the illusion of the past, and the Southern statesmen of today have not the advantage of the great sectional passions and the coun? trywide excitements that prevailed in the time of their predecessors. Sup? pose there had been no war. Names like those of Toombs, 'Stephens, even of Davis, would have been obscured by this time. i do not like the looks, the clothes, the language?on the stump in Mississippi?some of the principles. i dp not like anything about John Sharp Williams but intel? lectually he seems to me the equal of any man ever elected senator from Mississippi, A useful type of Southern senator is Taliaferro. of Florida. He makes no public display, seldom talks, is at intelligent ai.d successful "business man in politics." He gets things done for the State. i find that the Florida people are perfectly and Justly satis? fied with him. The Sun must forgive me for not sharing its opinion of Pierre Soule. To me he was only a shallow and swaggering poseur equally impossible and incapable In diplomacy and the senate. On the other hand, i forgive the Sun, since it has done what i was go? ing to do in a letter to it: it has brought out from too long neglect the brilliant, witty, irrepressible Wigfall, the enfant terrible of the senate when i was in my twenties. preadamite/ Philadelphia, October 6. Arthur Pinckney. colored, who has been passing forged checks for small amounts on various people around town for the past several weeks was on Tuesday committed to jail f*T trial at the next term of court. A the preliminary hearing a stron case was made out against Pinckney. but he stoutly denied his guilt. He was arrested while trying to pass a forged check which was written by the same hand who wrote the four other checks that had been turned over to the, police by the partHs who had cashed them, to their sorrow and loss. The writing in a memorandum book found in Pinckney's pocket is al? so incrlminatingly similar to the forg? ed checks. FOR SALE?Car fresh Rice Flour di? rect from mills. Fine feed for horses, cows, hogs, and chickens. Booth-Harby Live Stock CO. It SCARLET FEVER EPIDEMIC ( hl 1 (Iren Warned Away From Public Place? at Columbia, An epidemic of scarlet fever in Columbia, and' the health fearing a further spread, today a warning to the public- to keep children away from public pi Although the board so far' necessity for closing . the which are co-operating with the* in reporting cses. ,M .....??.!?? ? Epidemics have started at other points over the State? . , i i?? i" ? 1 WOMAN'S LEGS FOUND elf CASE. Gruesome Find ^ln Rhode Points to Murder Tlverton, R. I? Oct. 11.?The of the severed legs of a woman in av dress suit case among some bushes ha an outlaying section of this town to? day brought to light what the author? ities are convinced is a case of der. The discovery of a New ford newspaper of yesterday's with the portions of the limbs ts regarded as the most important claw thus far obtained, indicating poasibtg the place of the murder, murder there was. The authorities l tonigae. were of the opinion that the woi was murdered in New Bedford, the legs were placed in the suit there and brought by team or mobile to Tlverton last night. Ac* cording to the medical examiner, Ihr. John Stlmson, the supposed' murdes was committed not more than twehre or fifteen hours before the suit case was discovered. That a .murder wear committed and that the cutting was done by the experienced hands of aw. surgeon or by a medical student, tr the belief of the medical examines who says that apparently a comi handsaw was used to sever the from the trunk. A search for the other portions of the body .In woods nearby is being made.- i FOR SALE?Car fresh. Rice Flour rect from mills., Fine . fjeted horses, cows, hogs, and chick Booth-Harby Live stock Co. ? la. FOR SALE?The McLeod place. 1-2 acres, hne ' Wateree , Riser ' awamp, cotton and grain land, near R. R. depot. J. R. 8u .ter. Sum ter, S. C. ' 10-ll-tt. FOR SALE-s-The H. R. Thomas fi situated on the State road bet* Wedgetield^ and Stateburg, fronts,ko Ing two hundred and seventy-severe (277) acres djf fine red clay Nice residence, out-buildings, ant houses, paifture, fine fruit. pare spring water, beautiful location* and .perfect health. Any one wish? ing a delightful country home at V, reasonable price would do well to apply immediately to Mrs. H. R. Thomas, St. Matthews, S. C. 10-12-1 FOR SALE?Several pure bred Berk* ahire Gilts, as pretty as pictui Too fine for pork if any farmi needs to improve his stock. Pric 12c pound gross wt. Weigh from 150 to 200 lbs. Will be bred, if de sired, but do not advise it on O. K. in breeding. There is more aad> quicker money in good hogs with meat so high, than any other live stock. Also several milch cows* ^jWill sell at bargains before cale ig. B, W. Dabbs, Mayesville, S. FOR SALE?A few fine Wh horn Cockerels, $1 each. Osteen. Notice to Debtors and Creditors * Es? tate Samuel Ragint Deceased, rv All persons having claims against said Estate will please present thssa properly attested, and all in any way indebted to said Estate will pl< settle with ISHAM MITCHELL, Jr.. Qualified Executor. Wedgefle'.d, S. CM Oct. IK 1909* 10-ll-3wks W. A S. THE SUMTER SAVINGS BANK 4 \ ..... i '? .-x? . ? ^ . . ,Y , ' 1 ..... .,. < ? ' , t Has arranged independently of regular banking channels, for money to lend to its customers on Cotton, stored in the Cotton Warehouse. [ While we do not advocate the holding of cotton at pr?- i sent prices, yet we are prepared to lend on cotton warehouse certificates at ========= 6 Per Cent. Discount- - Wc have explained to you what a Certificate of Deposit is, now we want to show you, and it is to your advantage to know. We want you to get the Savings Habit, therefore, we will pay you on these Certificates ? 5 Per Cent. Interest. i-1 You will find that we are conservative, yet progressive, liberal to our customers and good to our stockholders. The Sumter Savings Bank, :: sumter, south Carolina. ? ?