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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1909.
Entered at the Postomce at Sumter. S. C. aa Set-und Class flatter. a. . 1 1 NEW ADV KIM IS EM I\ NTS. John D. Palmer St Son.?Farm Loan*. A. A. Strauss, A Co.?ChrlsUnai Droctrltl. J. O. "Uder. Co. Auditor?Tax Returns for 1910. Th?? Sumter Door. Sash and Blind Factory?Mount a Window? PERSONAL. Mr. Claremont Moses, who has been attending school at Rock Hill. M?\., Is In the city. Mrs. W. C. Stradley. of Hendersou vllle. Is visiting her sister, Mrs. D. P. Kelly, on Oakland Ave. Mr. Marcus W. Jacobl, president of the N. Jacobl Hardware Company, of Wilmington. N. C, and a material factor In the development of that Im? portant seaport city was In Sumter last week and express* *! his astonish? ment at the great progress shown in Sumtor since his last visit about Sev? an years ago. Mr Lew Hoyt, of Jacksonville. Fla.. I? In the city. Messrs. W. C. Harllee. J. M. Reorr.es, E. E. Rembert and J. L. Irby. of Retnberts. were In town Saturday. Mr. J. E. DuPre. of Pisgah was In the city Saturday. Mr. A. A. Brearly. of St. Charles, apent Saturday In the city. Mr. L. M. Green, of Columbia, spent Sunday night In the city with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. M. Green. Mr. J. A. Lever, a forrr r resi? dent of Columbia has moved to the elty and will engage In business here. Mrs. J. V. Turner Is spending a few days In Darlington. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wolsenden and Mr. John Wolsenden and daugh? ter, of Philadelphia, who were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Llgon last week, returned to their homes Saturday. They have visited Sumter before and are so much pleased with the place that they have plan ad to return and make a longer visit. .NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Ws call your attention to the la bsl on your paper, which shows thn dai? to which your subscription Is paid. If the date printed there does not correspond with that of the sub? scription receipt you hold, or If for any other reason you believe It to be Incorrect, please call at your earliest convenience and point out the error or communicate wtlh us by mall. We have recently mailed state? ments to sll subscribers and while many subscribers have made prompt response to the reminder others have not done so. To those who have not renewed their subscription or remit? ted In settlement of arrearages, this is a gentle reminder that we need the money. Examine your labels and be guid? ed by what you find printed there. I'ri.iu Hanl Times. Dark Corner. Dec. 6.?There Is nothing of Importance to relate In the corner at this time. Everybody Is calm and serene. Mrs. W. J. Ardls Is about well again, and Mr. Will Kolb Is thought to be some better. Charlie Weeks returned home from Cain Savannah last Saturday, whrre he had been on a visit to his sister, Mrs. Wash Scott, for about five days. Mrs. Scott came down with him and remained until yester? day evening. when she returned home, accompanied by her youngest brother. Corbett Weeks. Mrs. Mary E. Mclntosh is spend? ing this week at her son-in-law's, Mr. Joe H. Geddings, near I'lnow.I Mr. John T. Chihlers and wltV of thU corner moved to I'txvilh- <.n,> d.tv Ital \w.-k. JTr. and Mrs. Jim Knife, of Hanoi, n vl-.lt. d Mr. and Mrs, Will K >lb yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. r., u Geddings visit* <l the f.. m.i H purrits. Mr. and Mrs. Robt. J C>-Minus near IMnew.I yesterday. Dud Weekg Vtafttd g| Mr. Joe M. Ardls' yesterday. Miss N< ftlM Anils returned from her uncle's, near Manning, (where she had been on a visit f?.r ten of fifteen days) >>n U t Saturday. Mr. T. II < ?streu. i?f th*? Sj mores, spent l.i?t Saturday in city. There was a shooting man h at Harekley's shop last BntSPSSJ tt n? Ing. where severul fine turkeys WON dtspo-? I ..f [ ufidt rsfii ml th. iv will be another shooting match next Sat? urday svoataf it Bfondngy si.iim, where there will he u dosen M turkeys to he shot for. So that will be a chan<?> for *<?mr one t ? get his Christmas turkeythlnks. HARD TIMES. DEATH. Miss Mary H. Gtrardeau i < day afternoon at the ho nephew, Mr. John Glrard? i AI bevtlle. Ga., after a long 1 about seventy-five years. ' was held in the 1 church, of this city, at Tuesday afternoon and tr was made In the Sumter Miss Glrardeau was $ Charleston, S. C, and spent lh< early years of her life In that cl y. and In the excellent ante-bellum Mhools for which Charleston was noted, received the education Whloh she put to such good use during the many years she taught school. Coming to Sumter after the war she made this place her home and lor many years conducted with grt at success, a private school. When the graded school was established in 1889 she becam? a member of the faculty and there she continued to teach until a few years ago. when failing health, consequent upon ad? vancing years and the wearing work of a lifetime In the school room, compelled her retirement from ac? tive service. She was retained as a supply teacher for years, but then, finding that even for this light work she was Incapacitated, she removed to Abbeville, Ga., to spend her last years with her nephew to whom she had been both mother anJ father when he was left an orphan in early years. There are hundreds of men and women in Sumter and scattered throughout the United States, who attended Miss Girardeau's school, who will hear with sincere regret of her death, for to them matured years have brought a full realization of the debt, they owe to her for the thorough and conscientious Instruc? tion received In the formative years of youth. Miss Glrardeau was a teacher of ex? ceptional ability and to her work she gave the best that was In her, She loved her life work and possess? ed to a remarkable degree the facul? ty of Importing knowledge and the genius of taking infinite pains. As a disciplinarian she was unsurpass? ed and the most refractory pupils were made amenaole to discipline and acquired habits of study and system that were valuable assets throughout life. The Laymen'* Mass Meeting. Almost all of the churches of he city observed the week of prayer for laymen by holding services on Wednesday, Thursday and Frldav evenings of the past week. The ser? vices closed Sunday night with a mass meeting in the Presbyterian chutch The body of the church was filled with men from the various churclies of the city. It was a laymen's MM et ing conducted entirely by layn.cn. Mr. It. I. Manning presided und explained the origin and purpose of the meeting. The place of prayer in a business man's life were made by Messrs. T. B. Fr?ser E. H. Rhame and C. M. Hurst. These talks were strong and helpful. Prayers were made by Messrs. W. F Rhame, T. L. Fraaer, D. W. Brown and R. I. Manning. Such meetings would be Jar reaching for good if held two or three times each year. Statutory prohibition ex: ts In Sum? ter county, but total, or even any? thing approximating total, abstaln ence is far from prevailing amongst the people. The Express Company Is almost overwhelmed by the liquor business and If it keeps up the local office will have to be enlarged. If any one wishes to see how prohibi? tion does not prohibit let him call at the express office any morning. It Is but fair to state, however, that de? spite the enormous quantity of liquor that is brought in by the express com? pany every day. there has been less arrests for public drunkenness since the dispensary closed and the City Recorder has had little to do s nee Nov. 15th. BaVS the Piano Contest ba'lots from each Issue of the paper. There will be great Interest in the cor test and the ballots will be in demand. if the Ah'oiu Railroad is extended to Florence H trill be of great be lefii to Florence and a detriment to Bum ti '. am only way by which Bumter oan retain a share <?f the trade of the Milton and Bethlehem seetlon, If the A loo Iii road goes to Florence is the extension of the n?tts lumber road Into the same section ,md Its ( per atlon as ? regular railroad r-?r freight and passenger traffic. The Sumter Light Infantry will give ? supper t<? its members, <>n Thursday evening at I O'clock In the 11 nory Hall? A fi w dayi BgO it was .stated in columns that there h id n<?t been an arrest for drunkei nesi since the dispensary uns olosed on Hovtmbat iritb. it was a fact as stated, but that* vary night the police had t" run In i negro for p ibllo drunkenness] and disorderly con luet. and since then ?diu v arrests ai r said t ? have beeg made. The blind tigers ate hentnnii.g t<, get in their work. HULTMAN BROS. DECLARED BANKRUPT. .Indue Brawley Issues Order and Ap> pointed Davis D. Moise Temporary Receiver. In the United States District Court yesterday a petition for involuntary bankruptcy was filed against r H man Brothers, of Sumter, and, by an order of Jud,ge Brawley, Davis D. Moise was appointed temporary re? ceiver "to carry on the business from day to day until the election and Qualification of a trustee in bank? ruptcy." The temporary receiver Is required to give a bond of $5,000.? News and Courier, Dec. 3. Lectured Amidst Darkness. Rabbi M. Bettler and the congre? gation of Temple Sinai had a rather unusual experience at the regular service Friday evening. There was an unusually large congregation pres? ent, among whom were quite a her of adherents of other faiths who h;.d bttn attracted by the announce? ment of Rabbi Sessler'a subject "Are We to Live After Death?" Just as the services began the electric lights went out and did not come on again, a fuse plug probably having blown out. After waiting awhile for the lights to come on again, a lamp was procured and he continued the services and de? livered his lecture by the faint illu? mination affored by the single lamp. The congregation sat in darkness throughout the services and listened to the lecture with satisfaction and pleasure. Rabbi Sessler was congrat? ulated at the conclusion of the ser? vices by many on the able and schol? arly address that he delivered in spite of the unfavorable circum? stances. Smlthvllle News and Personals. Smlthville, Dec. 6.?We are hav? ing very dry weather, have not had a good rain since the 20th of Oct? ober. Gardens are failing, collards and turnips are dying, early plant? ed oats are up, but those planted late can't come up until it rains. Mr. H. H. Evans, Sr., has an ear of corn that Is a freak of nature. It * consists of one medium sized ear with ten smaller ears around it. Eyery ear has corn on it, except one on which the grains failed to mature. Mr and Mrs. R. J. Watson and Mrs. J. W. Robertson spent Satur? day with Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Evans. Messrs Q. W. Mosley, Z. Z Barfleld, Thos. Davis and Bessie James called on Mr. Evans in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Evans are cosily en sconsced in a little house In the yard where they will remain until the erection of their new residence. The Woman's Missionary Society of Pisgah met yesterday afternoon. The election of officers resulted as follows: Mrs. J W. Robertson, Presi? dent, Mrs. C. T. Evans, Vice Presi? dent; Mrs. G. W. Elmore, Recording Secretary; Miss Tessa Hatfleld, cor? responding Secretary. The Woman's Mission Society of the Methodist Church met at the parsonage last Monday afternoon. Miss Jessie Cur? tis conducted the meeting in a ver> impressive manner. Her address to the ladies and the Juveniles was very interesting and entertaining. Refresh? ments were served, consisting of hot chocolate cake, wafers and fruits. Mrs. T. C. Robertson and Miss Colsey Robertson spent last Satur? day with Mrs. Henry Weldon, of Heriots. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Haw? kins visited relatives at LMshopville last Saturday and Sunday. Messrs Uennie and Earle McLeod, of Miz pah visited friends at this place last Sunday. Mr. Frierson Holland spent Satur? day and Sunday with Mr. D. J. Rob? ertson. Mrs. Sarah E. Robertson spent last week with relatives at Ionia. Master's Sales. The following parcels of real es? tate were sold under order of court by Master D. C Haynsworth on Mon? day. 19 acres In the case of Wm. W. Moody, et nl, vs J. Burrell Tlndal et al. SOld tO BUrrell Moody for $2,615. II 7-10 per cent. Of II acres in the ease Of Wm. W. Moody et al vs J. Hurreii Tlndal et al, sold to Burrell m.ly for $1,615. Lot in city of Bumter, In the caee of Josephine Hegy vs. Hairy S. Hegy, sold to Nelll O'Donnell for $1,106. II i-n> acres In the case of Marion Mode vs. Jane Brown el al, sold t<> Marion Moise for $7'.?. 10 acres, part of Phillip's tract, the city of Bumter, In the ease of I?. L Halt vs Wallace McDrMir ?'t al. sold |o MoCnllum Realty I ??. for 11,110. Two lots, city of Bumter, In the ease of J. K. Crosswell vs. Lula P. horn et al. sold t<> U I?. Jennings, attorney, for $60. The other parcels advertised for ale wer not pul up, the sale b< ing postponed 111 some eases and in oth? ers settlement! were made prior to the time of sale. THE PIANO CONTEST. CANDIDATES NOT ALL EN THE DACE. A Number Are Holding Hark Xomi inalions and Collecting Votes to Enter at the Last Minute?Three Candidates Entered the List Last Week?How the Contest Stood Saturday Night, There is much interest in the voting contest that we are conduct? ing, if we are to judge from the number of inquiries that are daily received, and we are informed that quite a number are working for votes who have not yet announced their candidates, expecting to bold back the nominations until nearer the end of the nomination period. This may be a good plan but we hope to see all the candidates in the race before the end of the week. We know that there are many who want the piano and still others who would be delighted with a gold watch and they will never have a better oppor? tunity to obtain either than we are now offering. The candidates who were nominated last week have a good start, but they have not secur? ed a lead that cannot be overcome. The nominees are as follows: Miss Llllis Josephine MeColhini, Nomination.1000 Ballots. .2120 3129 Miss Teresa Chandler, Nomination.1000 Ballots. 2080 3080 Mis* Eleanor Wallace, Nomination.1000 Ballots.1210 2210 Pincwood News Notes. Pinewood, Dec , 6.?Professor Brooks B. Paterson who was prin? cipal of the Graded School here last session is now principal of a high school three miles out from Fayette villa, n. c. Mrs. H. F. Stack and children are visiting at Lake City this week. Rev. J. n. Tolar has gone to An? derson, S. C. Miss Maysie Brailsford spent Sat urady In Sumter. Miss E. Hudson, of Turbeville, has been elected music teacher for the graded school here. The ladles of the Methodist church will give an oyster supper on Friday night, Dec. 10th In the old C. L. Griffin store. Misses Lillian A. Lawrence and Henri Reynolds left on last Satur? day to visit Mrs. Inez Daniels, at Lumber, S. C. Dr. P. M. Salley was elected In? tendant to serve for 1910 at the town election held last week. The same Aldermen were re-elected except Mr. A. P. Toomer went in, in place of Mr. E. C. Geddings. Rev. Tracy Munnerlyn left Mon? day morning for Abbeville to attend the Annual Methodist Conference. Rev. Jas. McDowell preached Bundlay afternoon in the Presbyter? ian Church. He was enroute to York ville, S. C. Mr. Thermond Rogers of Lake City spent Sunday here. Rev. J. N. Tolar, of Summerton preached to a large congregation Sunday night. Revs. James McDow ell and W. S. Porter of the Presby? terian church and Tracy Munnerlyn of the Methodist church were in the congregation. Mr. Hugh Burkett, of Sumter has accepted the position as bookkeeper here for the Trexler Lumber Co., Mr. Brancroft Lesesne having re? signed. FI HE IX CAM DEV. $100,000 Worth of Property Destroy e*l?Seven Men Injured hy Fallin? Pehris. Camden, Dec. 2.?As a result of the explosion of a prest?>-carbon tank in the Southern Express Company's Office tonight, tomorrow morning will llnd about a half block of Camden's finest business places in ashes, one colored man probably killed, though this could not be verified; two promi? nent young men badly hurt, and live others painfully Injured. About 7:80 o'clock tonight a se? vere shock was felt all over the town and people rushed from their homes and places of business to Und names already gushing from YYatkin Broth? ers" establishment ;>n?i the express of? fice and to learn that the explosion had broken the wall between the ?>x presa office and Watklns' store, caus? ing it to fall on the occupants <?f the latter, not one of them escaping with? out injury. Those In the store at the time were Willie Balmond, Andrew Whltaker and Arthur Watklns. Messrs, Whltaker and Arthur Wat Kins were badly hurt, while the oth? ers escaped. Fortunately, however, three ol the men were able to free themselves from the wreckage and get the other t\v ;>ut with the assist Royal Baking Powder is the greatest of time and labor savers to the pastry cook* Economizes flour, butter and eggs and makes the food digestible and healthful Makes most healthful fo<txl No alum?no lime phosphates The only baking powder ma de from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar a nee of other men who happened to be near at hand before the building was aflame. The loss If estimated at over $100, 000. The following buildings were destroyed: Bruce and Land building, owned by Mrs. E. F. Watkins, of Spartanburg, heavy loss, partly cov? ered by insurance; X. R. Goodale, bicycle shop, insurance and loss un? known; J. X'. Trapp's grocery store, formerly occupied by Whitaker & Turnet, building owred by Christmas and Lewis, building totally destroy? ed, stock partly saved; Baruche-Xet tles general furnishing establishment, total io3s. stock valued at $30,000, building owned by Jas. H. Burns, value unknown, partly covered by insurance; Southern Express Com? pany's office; Watkins Brothers, building, owned by Mrs. A. L. Wat? kins, valued at $5,000, contents of both buildings totally destroyed, value of contents unknown; English Broth? ers', barber shop, owned by F. E. Watkins, badly dariaged by water and fire. The buildings occupied by W. T. Smith and Christmas and Lewis and owned by Sydney Smith, the baseball player, wer<j injured by wa? ter and fire. The following offices above Bruce and ling's store sus? tained total loss: C. P. DuBose, real estate office; C. C. Moore, law office; Camden library and Bruce & Lang's store rooms. Besides these the Odd Fellows lodge hall and a store which had quarters over another establish? ment were also destroyed. The gin house of W. McD. Brown, of Lancaster, fifteen bales of cotton and 2,000 bushels of corn were burn? ed Wednesday. Dlstatsteful as the task would be, it may eventually become necessary for the United States to Americanize Central America.?New York Mail. The C. & W. c. road is spending' $150,000 in making improvements on its property in Greenville. The contract for the new school building in Columbia has been award? ed to John J. Cain, his bid being $39,900. TAX RETURNS FOR 1901. OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR SUMTER CO., SUMTER, S. C, Dec. 3, 1909. Notice is hereby given that I will attend, in person or by deputy, at the following places on the days in? dicated, respectively, for the purpose Of receiving returns of real estate, personal property, and poll taxes for the fiscal year commencing January 1st, 1910. Tindalls, Tuesday, Jan. 4th. Privateer, (Jenkins' store,) Wed? nesday, Jan. 5th. Manchester, Levl'e, Thursday, Jan. 6th. Wedgefleld, Friday, Jan. 7th. Claremont Depot, Monday, Jan. 10th. Hagood, Tuesday, Jan. 11th. Remberts, Wednesday, Jan. 12th, Dalzell, Thursday, Jan 13th. W. T. Brogdon's Store, Friday, Jan. 14th. Maye8ville, Tuesday, Jan. 18th. Shlloh, Wednesday, Jan, 19th. Norwood's X Roads, Thursday, Jan. 20th. Oswego, Friday, Jan. 21st. A'' persons whose duty It is to make returns should be prompt to meet me at these appointments. All returns must be made before Feb. 20th, 1910. J. DIGGS WILDER. Auditor for Sumter Cj. 1-2-8-1-21-10. 10-4 Tar Heel Blankets. 11-4 Tar Heel Blankets. The Home of the Tar Heel The question settled at last! Both Peary and Cook had Tar Heel Blankets with them. These justly celebrated Blank? ets in 10-4, 11-4 and 12-4 sizes. Sold only by O'Donnell * Co, The Home of the Tar Heel 12-4 Tar Heel Blanket. SOLO BY O'DONNELl&CO. ONLY.