Newspaper Page Text
'\br OOlattliiiun ant) SMttibtoa
SATURDAY, DECEMBER II. 1909. Av KmeneO at the PostoAVe at Sumter, S. C mm Seiend Chum Matter. N KW ADVKHT1SKMII NTS. B-VW Uvi ttoaa Co.?Nine Loads la to Days. IT.HSONAL. Mr. 8. W. Mima, superintendent of the Rlchland und (iranoy mills of Co? lumbia, spent Tuesday In the city. Rev. \V\ T. Duncan. Rev. M. W. Hook, Rev. J. B. Wilson and Mr. Jno. W. McCoy have gone to Abbeville to attend the annual conference of the M. B. Church. South. Rev. C. C. Brown, Rev. F. M. Sat terwhite. Rev. William Haynsworth and Mr. B. C. Haynsworth have gone to Anderson to attend the State Bap? tist Convention. Misses Kate. Augusta and Maud Solomons, who have been visiting in the city for several weeks, left on Tuesday for New York, where they will spend the winter. Dr. and Mn. J. C. Spann have re? turned home from Charleston, after a stay of two we?ks. Mr C. T. Evans, of Smlthvllle. was In the city on business Tuesday. Mr. U I. Parrott left Tuesday for Abbeville, where he will attend the Methodist Conference. Mr. T. O. Sanders of Hagood was In the city Thursday. County Roartl Meeting. I I The Board of County Commission? ers met In regular monthly session at 11 o'clock Tuesday, Dec. 7th, with Supervisor P. M. Pitts and Commis? sioners F. E. Thomas, John I. Brog don. W. J. Young and E. T. Minis, present. There being no unfinished business bet?re the board the regular routine ws> taken up. The claims on file Were audited approveu and ordered paid '. W. N. Hammett presented n claim for $111 for damages to mule failing through a bridge at Cowpen Swamp. Action was deferred until further Information is in the hands of the board. J. A. Frlorson presented a claim let $160 damages to n.ule. aUeged damage having been caused by mula falling through the bridge at Ura ham's Crossing. Action was deferred until the noxt regular meeting. A petition was presented from nu? merous cltlrens of Shiloh Township asking that the proposed route as surveyed for the new road In that township be abandoned and some other route be selected. It was mov? ed and carried tha. it Is the sense of the board that the said road be or? dered opened as soon as the citizens of the township can agree upon a route that will be satisfactory to all con? cerned and have secured rights of way to be given to the county. * L O. O. F. The local Lodge of Odd Fellows will meet on the night of December list at which time officers to serve during the ensuing year will b?s elect? ed. There will be a barbecue sup? per and all members are requested to die their plans to attend. At the regular meeting of Wade Hampton Aerie, Uli, F. O. B. held Wednesday night, the following of? ficers were elected: C. H. Dorn?Worthy President. B. O. Cantey?Worthy Vice Presi? dent. Ouy U Warren?Worthy Treasurer. Oeo. E. Beaumont?Worthy Secre? tary. C. P. Oateen?Worthy Physician. S. L. Young?Chaplain. J. W. Bradford?Inner Ouiird. P. J. Oallagher?Outer Guard, B. B. Breeden. J. J. Britton and W. J. Archer, Trustees. Th? traveling men are still kicking about the hotel accommodations of Sumter and calling on the Chamber of Commerce to do something to al? leviate their suffering and improve conditions. They want a new hotel *vitl? modern equipments and furnish? ings and th? y say so in plain terms In a communication recently address ed to the Chamber of Commerce by the hot- I committee of one of the traveling men's ? rgunlsatlons Sumter Will be forced to take hold ,,f the hotel profclesjl in earnest In tin- near future. ft Is a matter of the utmost Imp'Ttane.. to Sumter and the people will have to get together | id as a SJsnttCf of puMic spirit build u tirst class hotel even though there is a possibility ??f the Investment not i't <\ ing pi ofltable i t thf out. ? t. The Christmas goods are on dis play Iti many stores now and the pre* gresHl\e merchants are advertising. Watch the paper for Christmas hints. 1)K ATI I. Mr. John Lewis Alnutt died at his home on Oakland Avenue at 11 o'clock Tuesday night after an Illness of several months, aged 60 years. Mr. Alnutt was a great sufferer for the last few months of his illness, hut was not confined to his bed, except during the last few weeks. The deceased was a native of Lex? ington, Ky.. and was a civil engineer and had traveled extensively In the prosecution of his profession. In re? cent years he has been the Southern representative of a number of manu? facturers of railway and mill sup? plies and had made this city his headquarters for the past six years. Soon after coming to Sumter he leased the Hotel Sumter and con? ducted It for several years. Almost as soon as he Identified himself with thl9 city he realized the need of a system of gas works and devoted a great deal of time and energy to? ward the organization of a company to erect and operate a modern gas system for heating and lighting pur? poses. After several disappointments when his efforts seemed assured of success, he succeeded only a few months ago in Interesting several capitalists in the enterprise and a company was organized and a fran? chise obtained from the City Council. Everything was in shape and orders for structural material and machin? ery were placed several months ago and only a few days ago it was an? nounced that a part of the material had arrived and the work of erection would begin within a few days, but he was called hence before the enter? prise to which he had devoted so much of his energy could be carried to completion. Mr. Alnutt is survived by his wife, who has the sincere sympathy of the many friends she has ma.de during her residence In Sumter. The funeral was held from Mr. Alnutt's late residence on Oakland avenue at 10:30 o'clock Thr sday morning. Mrs. Eliza Jane Costin, wife of Mr. \V. T. Costin, died at her home. Xo. 9 North Harvin street at 1.30 o'clock this morning after several weeks illness, aged 51 years. The funeral was held at her late resi? dence at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Costin was a native of Sumter had spent her entire life here. She had many friends who loved her for her true worth and many Christian virtues. She Is survived by her hus? band and two brothers, Messrs. Jos. ?M. and S. R. Chandler. TREE FELL ON HIM. Mr. Harry Pitta Painfully Injured at Lanes. Mr. Harry Pitts who has been en? gaged in the aaw mill business near Lanes for the past several months was seriously injured yesterday by a tree falling on him. It was at first thought that his Injuries were fatal, but after several hours he regained consciousness and it was found that his skull was not fractured as fear? ed. He waa brought to this city last night and is now at the hospital. It Is said that he will probably be able to be out before Christmas. The accident occurred while Mr. Pitta was driving along a road in the woods in which he had a force of hands felling trees. A couple . of hands were sawing a tree that stood near the road and Mr. Pitts did not know he was in any dange ? until he saw the tree falling directly towards him. He made an effort to get from under it but failed to do ao. The buggy was smashed and Mr. Pitts se? verely bruised. He received a severe bruise on the forehead and as he re? mained unconsious for sometime It was feared that his skull had been fractured. Artists models in France are strik? ing for better pay and more work. They will form a union. It is said that more than 6,000 persons In Paris are entered In the police "eglster as professional models. Besides them there are multitudes of shopgirls, waitresses, seamstresses, great num? bers of poor students of all kinds, who do not know how to l:ve, and so MM| more who will serve as models than can possibly be employed that numbers of them are on the point of starvation. The palmy days of the moil..I grt past. Artists lay that the preeent ropply, great as it is. is in? ferior |? quality, and \ li difficult to ? IN II hat || Wanttd, And yet the ranks of so-called artists are even greater, and it would Mam thare must bf more demand for models than there used to he. Alal-arna h . Is that it Is dry enough for ail practical purpose*, Atter ox tended e\|?. rh nee with a condition ? ?I setni-aridity, it dooan'1 see the net d of bteomlni aa abeoluts desert, II i hlngton Tito, i, Champ Clark feels confident there win be ,1 Democratic President sleeted la lilt, but Champ Clark has felt DCnfldtnt on several pre? vious occasions.?Chicago Tribune. A DEADLY ASSAULT. Mr. T. J. Kirven Slmt und Seriously Wounded by Wash Williams. Mr. T. J. Klrven, of Providence, one of the best known and most progres? sive farmers of Sumter county was ?hot Wednesday afternoon and severe? ly wounded by Wash Williams, a ne? uro share-cropper on a farm owned by M Klrven, four miles east of this city. The shooting was done with a s iot H*in. loaded with small shot. The load took effect in Mr. Kirven's left hand, arm and side, and but for the deflection of the shot by a heavy ov? ercoat worn by him and a memoran? dum book and papers in his pocket, he would probably have been killed, as a large part of the load lodged in the side and muscles of the chest di? rectly over the heart. As it is Mr. Klrven is quite seriously wounded and will be confined to his bed at the Sumter Hospital, where he Is being treated for sometime. The shooting occurred between 4 and 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, when Mr. Kirven went to the farm to seize the crop in which he had an interest under a warrant of attach? ment. It was alleged that Williams had been disposing of the crop and had not made proper returns to Mr. Kirven who had a claim on It for rent and for supplies advanced under a share-crop agreement. When he en? tered the yard he was received in a threatening manner by the wife and sons of Williams, the woman threat? ening him with a pitch fork and one of the boys with an axe. While his attention was attracted by the woman and boy and their impending assaults, a gun was fired through a crack in the house near where he was stand? ing, the load taking effect as above described. Mr. Kirven made his waj with assistance to the home of Mr. Willie Shaw near the scene of the shooting and physicians were sum? moned by Jelephone and Sheriff Ep? person notified. Mr. Kirven's wounds were dressed and he was brought to the Hospital. Sheriff Epperson sent his deputy to arrest Williams but he could noi be found, although diligent search was made for him that night and Thusday morning. Williams' wife and two sons were arrested and com? mitted to jail. They have employe 1 counsel and will apply for bail. Wash Williams Is said to be a bad negro and a warrant was issued for his arrest on another charge only a few days ago by Magistrate r by. When the Magistrate's Con? stable went to make the arrest orr Tuesday Williams took leg ball. i Mr. Kirven is suffering cons- ier able pain, but is doing as well as could be expected. Unless there are unforseen complications he will recover within a few days. Miss Girardenu's Funeral. The funeral services of Miss Mary H. Glrardeau were held at the Pres? byterian church Tuesday afternoon the Rev. J. P. Marlon officiating. The active pallbearers were: R. D. Lee, R. O. Purdy, W. H. Ingram, C. M. Hurst, H. J. Harby, G. W. Dick, J. L. Haynsworth and W. M. Graham, while the honorary pallbearers were Supt. of Schools S. H. Edmunds, and the school board, Mayor Boyle and Messrs. J. A. Mood, Marlon Moise, Nelll O'Donnell and R. I. Manning. Among the floral tributes were those from the teachers of the schools and from Dick Anderson chapter, U. D. C.i of which Miss Glrardeau was a member. The school teachers at? tended In a body. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Beuclare Chapter, No. 20, O. E. S. Elects Officers for Ensuing Year. At a regular meeting of Beuclare Chapter, No. 20, Order of Eastern Star Tuesday night, several candidates were elected to take the degrees at the regular meeting on the first Tues? day in January, and the election of officers for the ensuing year was held. The following officers were elected and will be installed at the January meeting: Mrs. G. G. Tweed?Worthy Matron. S. M. McLeod?Worthy Patron. Mrs. C. P. Osteen?Associate Mat? ron. Mrs. L. L. Johnson?Conductress. Miss Pauline Woodley?Associate Conductress. Miss Jennie Walsh?Secretary. Mrs. J. M. Woodley?Treasurer. The business men of this city, the banks in particular, are put to seri? ous Inconvenience by the new sched? ule OH the Atlantic Coast Line, which deliver! the Northern mail about mid-day instead of In the early morn? ing as prior to the change in sched? ule. The new schedule is but little im? provement over the old In any respest, and this docs noi counterbalance the Inconvenience caused by the de? lay In the mails Until tin- untie Coast Line puts on early morning mail train from Florence that will ar? rive here in the neighborhood of 6:80 to 7 o'clock there will continue to be kicking and genera] dissatisfaction. DISPENSARY PROFITS. Synopsis Of the Business Done by the County Dispensary From March. i?0" to October ist, i?on. From a report of ? special examin? ation of the hooks and accounts of the Sumter County Dispensary Board made Nov. 2, by W. B. West, Dispen? sary Auditor, nd G. H. Charles, Dep? uty Auditor, the subjoined interest? ing figures ar?' taken. The examina? tion covered all the ,books and ac? counts and transactions of the Coun? ty Dispensary Hoard from March 1. 1 907 *o Nov. 2, 1909. The report says: "All hank ac? counts were examined and found to agree with the books of the County Dispensary Board, with the exception of a few small clerical errors, which did not materially affect the ac? counts, and which will be adjusted In the month of November. "All invoices to dispensaries from March 1st, 1907 to Oct. 1st, 1909 we re verified by us, and the bids and awards for the last quarter were also examined. ''We beg to acknowledge the kind assistance to us in doing this work by Mr. M. J. Moore, the Clerk of the Board, and to commend him for the unusual pains he has taken in keep? ing the books." Statement of net profits of Sumter County dispensary, March 1st, 1907 to Oct. 1st, 1909, $156,037.70. The above net profits were disbur? sed as follows: County of Sumter. $61,608.6,' City of Sumter. 55,018.67 Town of MayesVllle. 6,705.00 School Fund. 1 3.703.54 1 37,035.S6 Undivided Profit (June . . 30, 1909.). 19.001.S4 :.56.037.70 Warehouse Account. Purchases, March. 1907.. to Sept. 1909 .251.941.67 Warehouse Expense Acct 2,375.06 Warehouse Profits.. ... . ?7.685.40 282,002.73 Sales to Dispensers. 274,533.90 Irv ntory, October 1, 1909 7.44S.83 282,002.93 Deer Dispensary Account, Purchases. 13,541.28 Sales to Dispensaries.. .. 12,812.83 Inventory. 72S.48 13.541.2S THE COTTON TAX. Partly to raise money to carry on the war against the South, but chiefly to punish the Southern people, con? gress, in June, 1861, levied a tax of one cent a pound on all cotton held or owned by any person on and after October 1, 1862. The tax was suc? cessively raised to two and to three cents a pound, and was abolished in February, 1868. It is this tax which hundreds of Southern people have been living in the hope of seeing re? funded by congress. We know of one man who lived in Charlotte who went to the postofflce daily for ten years or more In expectation of get? ting a check for $60,000 refunded cotton taxes. He died in the expec? tation, and his next best friend is even now keeping his papers in hand. It ia explained by The New Orleans Picayune that at first the tax could only be collected in such districts as were permanenly occupied by the Union forces, but aa the war closed in April, 1865, and the tax was con? tinued through the balance of 1865 and the whole of 1866 and 1867 over the entire country, it is easily seen that all the cotton districts of the .ijouth suffered this unjust burden that was Inflicted on the people of a sec? tion and not upon the entire country in proportion to population. David Y. Thomas, writing In the North American Review for November, notes that by far the larger part of the tax came from the lower South. Georgia, Alabama. Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee and South Car? olina paid $5S,000,000 out of a total of $68,000.000. In 1867 the corn crop of the United States was worth $610. 048,390; the wheat crop, $42,796,460; the hay crop, $372.854.6S0; yet all of these were tax free, while cotton, worth $201.470,495. paid a tax of $22,500,947.77. He declares that this cotton tax for extortion by a conquer? or OUtdId the 10 per cent tax levied on the Holland Dutch by the famous or Infamous Spanish invader. the Duke of Aiva. in some Instances it amounted t?i as much as SO per cent. In 1S1 a tax of $20,000,000 was lev? ied on lam Ii ami dwellings and was apportioned among the states ac? cording to population. There was no question about the legality of this act; yet, thirty years later. the amount collected under it. less coatof collection, $ii.<i '.turn, was returned as a gratuity to the States whose citi? zens had paid it. The fact that the tax had operated <?n only one section of the country, the seceding states paying very little, undoubtedly was one cause of the repayment. May nol I the same principle be applied to the cotton tax. At the time the South was paying this tax?only about $3. ooo.ooo was collected before the close "f the war? it was a 1st) paying Its share of ail other taxes, it is ail In? teresting history, but it is true, as the Picayune says, that the reviving of the cotton tax question is like disin t< rrlng a mummy. It is only a r> lie of the past, and has no other value than as a mere curiosity to put in a museum. The cotton tag can be hung up with the French spoliation Indemnity.?Charlotte observer. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COM? MITTEES. President L. I). Jennings Announce* Committees That Will Serve Dur? ing His Term >f Ofhce. Committee to Select Secretary. R. T. Manning, G. A. Lemmon, H. L. Scarborough, H. J. McLaurin, Jr. Executive Committee: R. I. Man? ning, E. I. Reardon, D. R. McCallum, Jr., C. G. Rowland, J. A. Mood, S. H. Edmunds, Xeill O'Donnell, J. W. Mc Keiver, H. J. McLaurin, Jr. Passenger Arrangements: R. I. Manning, J. W. McKeiver, E. I. Reardon, H. C. Haynsworth, H. G. Osteen, H. J. McLaurin, Jr., J. H. Chandler, J. R. Ligon, D. IL McCal? lum. Freight Arrangements: J. K. Cross well, W. H. Ingram, H. J. Harby, J. H. Cunningham, Xeill O'Donnell, J. F. Glenn, M. Devi, J. C. Huger. Manufactures: J. W. McKeive'r, Isaac Schwartz, D. J. Winn, Sr., T. B. Jenkins, Marion Moise, H. R. Van Deventer, C. T. Mason, J. H. Scar? borough, H. J. Harby, E. L. Wither ?poon, Thomas Wilson. Public Works: J. H. Chandler, R. P\ Haynsworth, W. D?ring Lee, J. L. McCallum, H. A. Moses, H. D. Bar nett, L. W, Folsom, J. A. Mood, D. D. Moise. Xew Enterprises: Marion Moise, F. C. Manning, J. R. Ligon, I. C. Straus*, i\ Moses, Jr.. Dr. E. S. Booth, A. A. Manning, a. w. CrosswelL Streets and Roads: Dr. J. A. Mood, L. E. White. T. B. Fr?ser, C. E. Stuhl s, W. B. Boyle, R. I. Manning. I. C. Strauss, A. K. Sanders, Dr. S. C Baker, J. H. Clifton, George W. Dick, M. B. R?ndle, E. T. Mims. R. L. W'right, P. M. Pitts, Entertainment: Marion Moise, G. A. Lemmon, H. A. Moses, L. I. Par rott, W. B. Boyle, George D. Levy, F. Levi, I. C. Strauss, George W. Dick, J. H. Levy, H. G. Osteen, J. D. Shir er, George D. Shore, C. M. Hurst, J. IZ. Bradford. Finance C. G. Rowland, <1. A. Lemnior., D. iL McCallum, Jr., Xeill O'Donnell, W. B. Boyle. . mokcr: W. W McKagcr, E* I. Strauss, L. I. Parrott, J. H. Levy, L. E. White. Education: S. H. Edmunds, J. A. Mood, E. C. Haynsworth. L. D. Jennings, President, ex-offlcio member of all committees. A New lte? *ord. The Boyle Live Stock company H making a new record for Sumter. They art* selling m? re horses and mules than any other local live stock dealer has ever sohl in the same period and they are just beginning to get down to business. A glance at their advertisement in this issue will reveal the facts upon which the above statement is predicated, and facts are stubborn things to deal with. The Boyie Live Stock Co.. have the facili? ties for doing a big business and they are making good use of their oppor? tunities. They carry an immense stock of vehi les. farm implements, harness, etc., and everything is of the Im ?( quality and all new goods. The prices speak for themselves and they make a strong argument when there is competition to be met. For Sale. Two carloads fresh rice meal. The cheapest and best hog. horse, and cow feed you can use. Booth-Harby Live Stock Co. It, Turkeys are plentiful this year, but like cotton the price is high. POT Sale^ Two carloads fresh rice meal. The cheapest and best hog, horse, and cow feed you can use. Booth-Harby Live Stock Co. It. TAX RETURNS FOR 1910. OTFICE 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. I Tindalls, Tuesday, Jan. 4th. j Privateer, (Jenkins' store,) V need ay, Jan. 5th. Manchester, Levl's, Thursday, 8th. i Wedgefield, Friday, Jan. 7th. Claremont Depot, Monday, 10th. Hagood. Tuesday, Jan. 11th. Remberts, Wednesday, Jan. |] Dal/eii. Thursday, Jan 13th. W. T. Brogdon's Store, Frid Jan. 14th. Mayesville, Tuesday, Jan. 18th. Shiloh, Wednesday, Jan. 19th. Norwood's x Ftoade, Thrrsf Jan. 20th. OgsjegO, Friday Jan. 21st. All persons whose doty 1t is moke returns should be prompt meet me at these appointmenta. returns must be made before B 20th, 1910. J. DIGGS WILDER, Auditor for Sumter Co 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 land I 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. SOLD BY O'DONNELL & CO. ONLY.