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Public Meeting Held as a Mark of Re?
spect to President McKinley.
At noon last Thursday the bell of the
City Hall began tolling the funeral
knell of President McKinley over whose
mortal remains the funeral services
were being held in far distant Canton,
Ohio, andall business was suspended
in this city from that hour to 2 p. m.
At 12.15 between a thousand and
twelve hundred of the people of Sum?
ter had assembled in the Opera House
to attend the memorial services in
honor of the dead president. The
large auditorium was rilled and many
had to stand in the aisles and around
the doors throughout the services.
Mayor Stuckey presided over the
meeting and introduced the speakers
who had been requested to address the
The services begun with the''Hymn,
"Nearer My God to Thee," in the
singing of which the er tire audience
Rev.* N. W. Edmunds, D. D., of
the Presbyterian Church, offered a
feeling and touching prayer.
Gen. E. W. Moise made the opening
address. He paid an eloquent tribute
to McKinley as a man and a patriotic
citizen who discharged his duty faith?
fully and justly in all stations that he
filled from that of a private soldier to
that of President of the United States.
Rev. J. A. Clifton, D. D., of the
First Methodist Church spoke of the
President's pure and noble personal
character, his devotion to his wife and
the elevating influence that his life
has exerted upon all with whom he
has come in contact.
Rev. H. C. Grossman, of the Luth?
eran Church, who served for four years
in the Federal Army and was the pas?
tor of a church in Columbus, Ohio,
during the time that President Mc?
Kinley was governor of that State,
spoke of the dead president from a per?
sonal knowledge of the man. He also
referred to the tribute that the South
as represented by the meeting today,
has paid to William McKinley, a man
opposed to the South politically and
one who forty years ago was serving
in the army of the North against those
who, today, had assembled in every
town of the South to do honor to his
memory. He said that he spoke as a
Northern man and as one who had
worn the blue, but as one who had cast
his lot with the South and loved that
section of the country and its people,
' and he was glad and proud to record
the fact that the South had had no
part in any of the assassinations of
the three Presidents who had met death
in that way.
Rev. H. H. Covington, of the Epis?
copal Church, in his address said that
this meeting and the others held this
day throughout the country were in
themselves the greatest possible tribute
to President McKinley even though no
word of praise or eulogy be spoken.
No other president since Washing?
ton, could have brought out so general
and spontaneous expressions of sorrow
at his death, and the tribute was paid
to the man as much as to the office he
held. There is nothing perfunctory
about meetings held as a mark of re?
spect to the dead president, but they
are, in the South especially, a sincere
tribute to the memory of a pure patri?
otic and noble man. William McKin?
ley will not live in history as a great
man or brilliant statesman but he was
a well rounded, symmetrical man,
pure and noble, who had won the
respect and good will of all of his fel?
Rev. C. . C. Brown, D. D., of the
First Baptist Church, who made the
last address, in paying his tribute to
President McKinley emphasized the
fact that his influence had been great
in cemeting and uniting the country,
and that in God's providence the pres?
ident's death may be the means of
making this country more united, and
demonstrating to the people of all
sections of this great country that in
feeling and sentiment they are one
and the same.
The meeting was dismissed by Rev.
James McDowell who pronounced the
The Second Regiment Band played
several appropriate selections between
the several addresses.
Superintendent S. H. Edmunds of
the city schools has been notified by
Health Officer Reardon to obtain the
names of all schloars in the public
schools who have not been successfully
vaccinated within the past six (6)
years ahd to require them to be vacci?
nated and present certificates of suc?
cessful vaccination in order to attend
The health officer has also requested
Dr. J. A. Mood, Surgeon of the S.
M. A. and F. S. and Dr. Van Telburg
Hofman, Physician to St. Joseph
Academy to enforce successful vacci?
nation in those two instiutions.
The Board of Health desires that all
schools keep their faculties and
scholars vaccinated and try also to
keep the entire population of the city
vaccinated as far as possible at all times
as a precaution against small pox and
that is the reason that small pox, does
not make any headway in Sumter
whenever a stray case is found here
from elsewhere as some time is likely
A Woman Killed by Accident.
Thc first authentic information con?
cerning the ki Hi nir of a negro woman
at Smithville, referred to last week
by our Pisgah correspondent was
The woman killed was the daughter
of Moses Gr^en, and was about
eighteen years old. She was killed
accidentally while she was skylarking
with Andrew Brisbane who had a gun
in his hands. The woman struck the
gun witli a brush broom causing it
to be discharged. Thc loads!ruck her
in thc- head producing almost instant
death. The killing was clearly an ac?
cident according to the statement <.]"
those present and Brisbane will not
be indicted for murder.
W. L. Wallace, M. Ix, of Kingstre?, S.
C.. says : "In my practice I have ased a I??t
of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure, the great rem?
edy for indigestion and other stomach
troubles and have had no failures but re?
lief in almost all cases. This is the first
time in 45 year's practice that I nave ever
had occasion to publicly advise al?, dyspep?
tics of a certain remedy in Kodol Dyspep?
sia Cure."-J. S. Hughson & Co.
A Complaint About Bad Roads.
Wedgefield, S. C., Sept. 20, 1901.
Editor Daily Item: We have noticed
Snpervisor Seale's statement regard?
ing the condition of roads, which
seems to be an apology for the bad
condition of roads in the county. We
all know that Mr. Seale has had a
hard year, owing to excessive rains :
but his card, to say the least, seems
to some of ns superfluous and meaning?
less. We have labor enough-and we
think our idea of the law is correct
to keep our roads in first class condi?
tion saying nothing: about the chain
gang; : and speaking for Stateburg,
Middleton and Privateer townships,
our roads are in as bad fix as we have
ever seen them-if not worse. Some
places are really dangerous to drive
over even in the day time, on account
of gullies, ' holes and trees. To our
personal knowledge, Mr. Seale's atten?
tion, has been called to some of these
danger places, and he has not even re?
plied to letter : and some places which
have been very bad since early in ;the
spring have grown worse with every
Our hands have not been even warn?
ed on the roads for at least two years.
The chain gang did go over one piece
of road abont last February, but it is
a question whether even that piece
of road is any better, taking it from
one end to the other, than before the
chain gang touched it. One piece of
road leading from the road that the
chain gang worked for a distance of one
mile, in the suburbs of Wedgefield,
was only five feet wide, and Mr.
Seale did not ony have his attention
drawn to it, but he inspected ir and
saw that the road was being plowed
into so that two vehicles could not
pass without running over cotton and
corn beds, and he did not take any
The condition of our roads are sim?
ply disgraceful. Whose fault it is, the
writer is unable to say, but it is time
that we taxpayers were getting decent
roads, or at least safe roads. Any
who think this statement exaggerated
are invited to drive over the territory
mentioned. We guarantee they will be
treated courteously and have them?
selves and horses cared for free of
charge. Even Mr. Seale himself
would receive a cordial weclome.
We hope our citizens will complain
and speak, and our law makers act
till we get a law that will give us good
roads and officers to execute the same.
F. M. Dwight, M. D.
Dr. Dwight Declines the Position of
Wedgefield, Sept. 24, 1901.
Editor Daily Item :
Dear Sir: I notice in your issue of
23d that I have been appointed Road
Overseer for Wedgefield. Please in?
form the public that this is a mistake
as the office has never been offered me,
and if it was, under no circumstances
could I serve. This is sarcasm
probably meant to make Dr. Dwight
keep silent on the subject of bad roads,
but those responsible for the item of
news may rest assured that it will not
have the desired effect. Respectfullv,
F. M. Dwight, M. D.*
To Re-organize the Alliance.
To the Alliancemen of Sumter Coun?
ty: I have been requested by the
State Committee to reorganize the
Farmers' Alliance in Sumter County.
This is too busy a season of the year
for me to undertake a canvass of the
county and correspondence is rather
slow and tedious, thereofre, I ask the
former officers of the county and sub
alliances, and any other farmers who
are interested to meet in Sumter on
Friday^ October 4th, for the purpose
of taking steps to reorganize all the
old' subs, and others if the way be
clear. 12 o'clock at the Court House.
E. W. Dabbs.
Goodwill, S. C, Sept. 21, 1901.
ASHLAND NEWS ITEMS.
Lee County the Topic of Discussion
School Opening-Short Cotton Crop.
Ashland, S. C., Sept. 23.-Ashland
is on the extreme northeastern borders
cf the proposed new County of Lee.
and is the center of much discussion
of the new county movement just now.
3lany of those who fought the new
county four years ago and who have
been cut out this time by changes in
the lines say they will present them?
selves on October 22d at the polls to
cast their votes against the new county.
They say they reside in Stokes
Bridge township and are qualified elec?
tors of South Carolina and that their
registration certificates cali for them
to vote at Ashland and that changing
the lines does not debar them of their
rights in voting.
On the other hand those who a iv
advocates of the new county say the
lines settle the question. They claim
to have complied with all the require?
ments of the law. A survey has been
made, the lines have been established,
a petition of one-third of the qualified
voters has been gotten and that peti?
tion, setting forth the boundary lines
has been presented to Governor Mc?
sweeney and he has ordered the elec?
tion for this special district and those
who live out of its borders will have
no chance to vote for or against the
The Ashland High School which is
one of the best hiirh .schools in J dar?
lington Countv, will open this session
on October ?th. Prof. P. P. Bethen
who has been principal for the past
few years will again be in charge, lb
will be assisted by Miss Scarborough,
bf Summerton. Prof. S. F. Moore, of
Ashland and Miss Maxie McLaurin, i
of Dillon. The latter will have charge
of the music department.
Cotton is opening very slowly in this I
section and those who are in a posi- :
tion to know say the yield will be
much shorter than in previous years. !
Til is is one of the finest cotton sections
in Darlington County, yet the crop
will onlv turn out ?0 or <i? per cent.
Mack James ls Dead.
Charleston, Sept. 23. James Mac
James, M. !>., of Chesterfield county,
this State, a well known pitcher of
the Brooklyn baseball nine, died at an
infirmary here today. I>r. MacJames
was graduated at the South Carolina
Medical college in this city and prac?
ticed his profession in Cheraw for a
year, but last season returned to his
old love, baseball. i
THE CITADEL SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST.
County Board of Education Sustains the
Action of Examining Committee.
The County Board of Education took
up the contested Citadel scholarship
at the meeting Friday and after a
full consideration and careful re-ex?
amination of the papers of the appli?
cants it was unanimously decided that
the examining committee had properly
graded the papers and had made no
eror in awarding the scholarship to
Marion Scott. The following state?
ment embodying the decision of 'the
board was drawn up and signed by each
of the members of the board :
"The matter of the award of the
beneficiary cadetship for Sumter
County in the South Carolina Mili?
tary Academy having come before us
on appeal from the decision of the
committee of gentlemen appointed to
hold the examination, we, the County
Board of Education for said county
hold that a re-examination of the pa?
pers submitted by contestant and con?
test?e show no reason for disturbing
the finding of said committee."
(Signed) W. P. Baskin,
R, W. McCutchen,
E. C. Havnsworth.
Sumter, S. C., Sept. 20, 1901.
A Big. Circus Coming.
The Great Wallace shows have com?
pleted all arrangements to exhibit in
Sumter. Saturday, October 12.
The Wallace Show has advanced
rapidly during recent years until it has
reached the front rank of tented enter?
prises, and is one of the biggest on the
road. It advertises a greater num?
ber of features than any other show,
and. judging from the comments of
the press, the commercial traveler and
others who have seen it, the Wallace
Show produces all it advertises. With
the Wallace Shows from six to eight
acts are to be seen at one time, in the
three rings, hippodrome track, on the
stage, and in mid-air. The manage?
ment of a show the size of Wallace's
does not expect the people to be able
to watch all of the many features, but
they arrange to have several acts of
various kinds at the same time, so
that the spectator may take his choice
and enjoy those that he admires most.
Since people's tastes differ, it is nec?
essary for a circus the size of the Wal?
lace Show to be cosmopolitan in char?
acter in order that all may be pleased,
and those who have seen it know that
it pleases and satisfies the most
The Great Wallace Shows will posi?
tively appear in Sumter for one day
only" giving two performances on Sat?
urday, Oct. 12.
The October Ladies' Home Journal.
The Ladies' Home Journal for Octo?
ber is, perhaps, the best number of this
magazine ever issued. The literary
features include "How the Leopard
Got His Spots," by Rudyard Kipling:
"A Fifth Avenue" Troubadour," by
Ernest Seton-Thompson : the first in?
stalment of " A Gentleman of the Blue
Grass," by Laura Spencer Portor; the
last of "Miss Alcott's Letters to Her
.'Laurie,*' and the closing chapters
of "Aileen." "Some things the Presi?
dent Does Not Do," a collection of
anecdotes about Whistler, the artist,
and Mr. Bok's advice to a young man
about to marry are important features.
The regular editorial departments are
supplemented by nine new ones of great
interest, among which Professor Ed?
ward Howard Griggs's talks on "The
Education of a Child from Eleven to
Eighteen,"'- Professor Schmuckeres
"Seeing Things Outdoors," and Miss
Withey's "Writing and Speaking
Correctly'" are noteworthy. The il?
lustrations and art features are superb.
By The Curtis Publishing Company,
Philadelphia. One dollar a year; ten
cents a number.
Emmanuel's Corner Stone Laid.
The cornerstone of Emmanuel Meth?
odist Episcopal Church Sunday
School was laid Sunday at 5 p. m.,
before a vast concourse of people by
the Rev. R. L. Hickson, Presiding
Elder of Spartanburg District, S. C.
Conference. Rev. C. C. Jacobs de?
livered a fine address on the occasion.
Appropriate music was furnished by
the Sunday School choir and the pas?
tor led in responsive readings.
The stone is the gift of Mr. G. E.
Richardson of Richardson's Marble
Works. It is of Vermont marble from
the quarry of Senator Proctor.
Morning, afternoon and evening ser?
mons were preached by Revs. Jacobs
Hickson and Palmer.
The afternoon sermon was followed
with a touching praver bv the Rev. J.
C. Williams of Mt. Pisgah A. M. E.
Church and a beautiful solo by Mr.
Edgar Miller of the famous Claflin
Mr. Miller will sing several times to?
morrow evening at the literary and
musical feast given by the young peo?
ple for the 20th CenTurv Brick Church.
Rev. M. H. Fields read a list of the
children who broke ground for the new
church, which was deposited in the
corner stone along with other articles.
Due West Negroes Are Rapidly
Killing Each Other.
The Abbeville Medium of this werk
has the fellowing :
"Pani McAdams, colored, died in
Dil'- West last Friday from the effects
of a blow received at the hands of
Henry Brownlee in a row at that place
about two weeks ago. In this disturb?
ance John Kennedy mortally wounded
Henry Brownlee but not before Henry
had "fatally injured Paul McAdams*.
As a rou?t of this row Henry
Brownlee and Paul McAdams are
dyad, John Kennedy is ,*i refugee from
justice wit.1; a reward offered for him
and William Brownlee is in jail
charged with being concerned in tin'
homicides. .Ml th?' parties were
Contrary io tia- popular belli f. says
the Cincinnati Enquirer, eight of the
twelve jurymen who condemned
Giteau, and who were the subjects of
his bitter curse for their verdict, ar.'
still living, and are doing reasonably
well in the world. "Mrs. Surratt.
it is added, "innocently hanged, for?
gave her slayers, blessed and did not
curse them. She died like a good
woman. unjustly ? condemned. But
the vengeance of Heaven fell upon
nearly all who were chiefly responsible
for her death. "
THE TRIAL OF GZOLGOCZ.
The First Day of Trial Indicates
No Defence Can be Made.
Buffalo, N. September 23.-Leon
F. Czolgocz was placed on trial this
morning charged with the murder of
President William McKinley. He en?
tered a plea of ''guilty," which was
subsequently changed to "not guilty"
by direction of the Court.
All the events of the day indicated
that the trial will be short. The
Court convened at 10 o'clock. Within
two hours eight jurors had been ob?
tained. Technicalties were not raised
by examining counsel, but it was
significant that every man who said he
had not formed an opinion on the case
was excused by the district attorney.
Those who acknowledged they had
formed an opinion or stated that they
were prejudiced, but admitted that
the opinion could be changed by evi?
dence, were accepted by both sides.
Justice Truman C. White, one of the
oldest and most experienced of the Su?
preme Court Judges, was on the bench.
Immediately after the opening of the
Court and after the prisoner had
pleaded Justice Lewis, senior counsel
for the defendant, announced that,
together with his colleagues, former
Justice Robert C. Titus and Mr.
Carlton E. Ladd, they were ready to
act in behalf of the prisoner.
WHAT PRISONER'S COUNSEL
"I thought it best," he said, "for
my colleague and myself that I should
say something regarding our presence
here as attorneys for the defendant. At
the time my name was suggested I was
out of the city and knew nothing of
what was transpiring here with refer?
ence to the selection of counsel for the
defendant. When the circumstances of
my selection were told to me I was
extremely reluctant to accept. But the
duty had" been imposed and I consider?
ed it my duty, in all the circum?
stances, to defend this mar..
"I ask that no evidence be present?
ed here-that the Court will not per?
mit the acceptance of any evidence un?
less it would be accepted -at the trial
of the most meagre criminal in the
A FAIR TRIAL PROMISED.
"I am familiar with these circum?
stances," said Justice White in reply,
"and I wish to say I will give you
every assurance that the prisoner will
have a fair and impartial trial, and
that during the progress of the trial
he will receive such treatmet as the
law demands in any criminal case.
THE JURY QUICKLY FORMED.
The work of securing the jurors was
then undertaken with a celerity that
was amazing. Before the day was over
the entire panel had been sworn, the
jurors had listened to a description of
the Temple of Music, where the crime
occurred, had seen photographs of the
interior of that structure, and had
been told by three surgeons what
caused the death of the President and
the effect of the assassin's shot upon
the various organs of the body. They
also learned why the fatal bullet had
not been located.
THE STATE'S CASE.
The presentation of the State's case
began shortly before three o'clock,
when Assistant District Attorney Hal?
ler began, with much deliberation, to
address the jury. He spoke very
'"We shall show," said he, "that,
for some days prior to the shooting
this defendant had premeditated the
shooting of the President. He knew
that on the Gth of September the Presi?
dent would receive the populace in the
Temple of Music: that on that day he
went to the Exposition, got into line
with the people and approached the
President extended his hand, and as
thc President extended his in friendly
greeting he fired the fatal shot.
"He fired twice in fact. One of
them took effect in the abdomen and
caused the mortal wound which result?
ed in the President's death. That in
brief is the story we shall show you.
Witnesses will tell you this story and
I am sure that when you have heard
the evidence you will have no difficulty
in reaching a verdict of murder in the
THE ?SSASSiN GONVIGTEO.
Buffalo, Sept. 24.-Leon F. Czolgosz
alias Fred Nieman was found guilty
today of murder in the first degree by
a jury in part 3 of the supreme court,
in having on the Gth day of September
shot President William McKinley, the
wounds inflicted afterwards resulting
in the death of the president.
The wheels of justice moved swiftly.
The trial of the assassin consumed
eight hoars and 26 minutes and cover?
ed a period of only two days. Practi?
cally all of this time was occupied by
the prosecution presenting a case so
clear, so conclusive that even had the
prisoner entered a plea of insanity it
is doubtful if the jury would have re?
turned a verdict different from the one
The announcement made this after?
noon by the attorneys for Colzgosz
that the eminent alienists summoned
by the Erie county bar association
and by the district attorney to exam?
ine Czolgosz and to determine his
exact mental conditioon had declared
him to be perfectly sane, destroyed
the only stage of ii defense that Judges
Lewis and Titus could have put to?
Before adjournment Justice White
announced that he would pronounce
sentence upon thc prisoner on Thurs
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. IL- was
taken at ??ncc through the tunnel un?
der Delaware avenue, *back to ? the
jail. To all appearance's he was in no
way affected Ly the result of thc trial.
The Anarchists Released.
Chicago. Sept. 23. Th?- nine an?
archists who have been under arrest j
here since the assassination of Presi- ?
deni McKinley were today given their
freedom, Judge Chetlain so ordering
after the prosecution had admitted
thal there was ii'* legal evidence
aira inst them.
Emma Goldman was not a party to
the proceedings. Her case is set for
tomorrow before Magistrate Prindiville
where she, as well as the nine men
freed today, are charged with conspi?
racy to murder President McKinley.
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