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Jury Acts Declared Unconstitutional.
Judge Gary Renders a Very im?
The constitutionality of the jury laws
of the State has been questioned, and
a decree from Judge Ernest Gary de?
clares that in his opinion the acts of
1900 and of 1901 relating to the draw?
ing of juries are in contravention of
article 3, section 34 of the constitution
of IS95. The case will be carried to
the supreme court, and, if Judge Gary
is sustained, the legislature will be
forced to pass a new law.
'"Special legislaci?n" is the ground
upon which the acts were declared un?
constitutional. The constitution speci?
fically forbids the legislature to pass
special laws relating to certain sub?
jects, and in the case of county offi?
cers* salaries, etc., the courts have al?
ready decreed that the legislature had
enacted special legislation for the
several counties. The decree of Judge
Gary in the case of the jury laws is
calculated to direct the attention of
the law makers to the necessity of
avoiding this danger.
The fight upon the constitutionality
of the law was made by Senator W. N.
Graydon, of Abbeville. He was coun?
sel for the defense in the case of the
State against Wilson, in Cherokee
County. Wilson was charged with
murder, and the case was the first on
the docket when the court was opened
'$ at Gaffney last Monday. Senator Gray?
don moved to quash the indictment on
the ground that the jury had not been
He declared that the law under
which this jury was drawn is in viola?
tion of article 3, section 34 of the con?
stitution. This article states: "The
general assembly of this State shall
not enact local or special laws concern?
ing any of the following subjects, or
for any of the following purposes, to
wit" : (Then are enumerated thirteen
subjects for which special legislation
cannot be enacted, and among these is
*"to summon and empanel grand and
petit juries" and "in all cases where
a general law can be made applicable,
no special law shall be enacted."
Judge Gary sustained the contention
made by Senator Graydon, , and the
indictment was quashed. This prac
ticaliy nullified the validity of all
. juries drawn in that county for this
term of court, although several cases
werje heard by consent of both sides
that no objection to the validity of
the juries would be made. Solicitor
Henry gave notice that he would take
the Wilson case to the supreme court.
Senator Graydon was in the city last
night. He said that the reason the
jury act of 1900 is specal ^legislation is
because it permits one county to have
?one way of drawing a jury, and an
adjoining county might have an entire?
ly" different way. Charleston has a sys?
tem of its own. In some counties the
5ury commissioners draw the jurors,
and in other counties the county com
? missioners are empowered to do this.
Not only is it unconstitutional, but it
is wrong, states Senator Graydon, for
ihe reason that in cases of change of
Tenue, or in cases where a party has
property interests in several counties
?the different methods of drawing
Juries are confusing and perhaps do
mot guarantee the same rights and
.coffer the same protection. It is con?
fusing to the judges themselves to have
. different provisions for the several
counties. Senator Graydon says he
. can see why there might have " been
some excuse for trying to make the
salaries of county officers conform to
'Ohe necessities and resources of a
.county, but there seems to be no rea
? son why there should not be a general
.jury law, and but one.
The act of 1901 merely validates the
juries drawn under the act of 1900.
-Senator Graydon contends that while
~dhe latter act may validate the former
statute so far as inaccuracies are con
cerned, it cannot make the jury law
It is said that this question was
broached earlier in the year, and that
the trial judge stated that he himself
doubted the validity of the acts in
-question but that he would not at
that time assume the responsibility of
passing upon so grave a matter, for it
might affect and even interfere with
trials by jury in every county in the
State for the rest of the year.
The following sub-division is the
one over which the fight will probably
*""XIL The general assembly shall
forthwith enact general iaws concern?
ing said subjects for said purposes,
which shall be uniform in their opera?
tions: Provided, That nothing con?
tained in this section shall prohibit
the general assembly from enacting
special provisions in general laws."
The State, Oct. 4.
Strides a Sici Find.
**I -va troubled for several years with chroa
is i.-i- i^r"!?t;<?n and nervous debility," writes F
J G.-- en of Lancaster, N K. <4No remedy help?
ed -n? ns til I begin using Electric Bitter?,
agl'.L :i '-P : IP?;'? jjoad iban all the medi
*?rr_- FT??-? ca.-ffl They have a'so Vept my
.?-wiff i ? .^.tellonr be-lth f-?r jears. She says
"?X?ar?r?e IF**??? are \un tplendid for female
'-trw <hat'hey nre a grand tonic and in
% ??-tft.-?.r ?o.- weik, ?un d< wa women. No other
z;a?Vc.eCin i;ik? it* place ?a our family.'
'Try .-- m Only 5C>c. Satisfaction guaranteed
t>v I-* W DeL rm; 1
Cuban Convention Dissolved.
Habana, Oct. 3.-Gov. Gen. Wood ?
today issued an order formally^ dissolv?
ing tho constitutional convention with
the understanding that if its services
are again desired he will issue the
necessary call. The salaries and allow?
ances, amounting to 815,000, ceased
A very large delegation of Habana
bankers, manufacturers, merchants
and other business men waited upon
Gen. Wood at the palace this after?
noon and presented to him a plea for
the reduction of duties on Cuban pro?
ducts on lines of reciprocity. Annexa?
tion sentiment was strongly in evi?
dence. Similar demonstrations occur?
red in many other parts of the island.
Shelbyville. Ky., Oct. 2.-Jimbo !
Fields, aged 16, and Clarence Garnett,
aged 13, both colored, were lynched
here early this morning, for the al?
leged murder of Will C. Hart, a printer,
iwho was stoned to death on Saturday
night, Sept. 21. The boys were taken
from the jail and swung from the Ches?
apeake and Ohio railroad trestle with?
in 500 yards of the jail.
HER HOPE IS m IMMIGRATION
FROM EUROPE AMD THE
St. Paul Pioneer Press 'Rep.)
: There isn't much room to doubt that
but for the Monroe doctrine the great?
er part of South and Central America
would by this time have been ?colon?
ized and" held as territorial possession
by some of the great European powers.
It is quite conceivable that as the
Spanish mongrel governments in those
regions have turned out, the South
American contingent and its native
inhabitants would have been better off
if European civilization of the North?
ern European type had been permitted
to gain a foothold there, though it is
quite doubtful whether the continued j
rule of Portugal or Spain or other j
countries that might be named would
have resulted in any improvement over
their present conditions. But the j
South American republics were entitled
to a chance to live and to show the
world what they could do with the
magnificent domains under their re?
spective flags, and this chance the
Monroe doctrine secured for them.
They have not improved. Their gov?
ernments, with scarcely an exception,
have proved pitiable failures. They
are behind the Chinese and Japanese
-behind most of the native races of
India-behind Turkey and Persia and
Moroco even-in :.their industrial
development and in the protection they
afford to life and property. Such
real civilization as they have exists
only in isolated spots, as in the neigh?
borhood of the capitals of Brazil,
Argentina, and Chile. If the life and
property of a foreigner are measurably
safe at any other points, it is not due
to the local authorities, but to a
wholesome dread of the foreigner's
But the Monroe doctrine has at least
saved them from the blighting influ?
ence of Spanish and Portguese rule,
and has kept alive the spirit of Re?
publican liberty and independence
pending the period of their coming
regeneration. That regeneration can
apparently come only through Ameri?
can and European immigration. And
to this immigration the Monroe doc?
trine opposes no obstacle exept such
as results from the insecurity of life
and property under the feeble and un?
stable governments which prevail
Blaine's-conception of a Pan-Ameri?
can congress may perhaps be utilized
in the development of plans whereby
the vast fertile areas and teeming op?
portunities of these South American
states may be opened to the floods of
European immigration which we no
longer need and to the joint capital
and enterprise of Europe and America
in building the railroads and planting
the industries which are necessary to
their progress in civilization. The ad?
mission of the immigrant population
to the fullest rights of Republican citi?
zenship would be an inducement.
Those from northern Europe and the
United States would generally carry
with them the spirit of representative
institutions and a ready capacity for
self-government and leadership in
public affairs. Their participation in
the government of these republics
would go far to impress upon them
the principles of orderly and enlighten?
ed administration and.give them the
strength, the stability and the pro?
gressiveness which they now lack.
The people of the United States are
ieeply interested in promoting the
civilization and development of the
South American states not only as a
guarantee of perpetual peace in this
hemisphere, but because the higher
they rise in the scale of civilization
the more multiplied their wants and
the wider their market for American
Extermination of Moles.
Being a steady reader of your most
valuable paper I wish to know if you
can give me a remedy for moles.
The" are destroving mv garden.
J. G. L.
Answer-I do not know how to ex?
terminate ground moles. The patent
mole traps are the only means I know
of catching them. Why should our
correspondent want to get them out of
his garden? They are not vegetarians.
They will not eat his garden seed or
vegetables. It is the grubs and worms
that are eating the cultivated plants
of the inquirer's garden, and the
ground moles are eating up these ene?
mies of the garden. There is no more
voracious ca^niverous animal known
than the mole. If he is deprived of
his favorite bugs and worms, he will
attack and eat animals of nearly his
own size and strength.
If my reading is right, the mole is
the friend of the gardener, not the
enemy. He is to be invited to assist
in successful gardening, not hunted
and killed.-Atlanta Journal.
THE SEABOARD CHARTER.
Columbia, Oct. 1.-The much talked
of consolidation charter of the Sea?
board Air Line was issued by the Sec?
retary of State to-night and the char?
ter fees, amounting to ?25,295, will to?
day be turned into the State treasury, j
this being the largest amount paid for j
a charter fee in this State in a long ?
time. While not quite all the j a- j
pers the secretary ot state would de?
sire bai'e been received at the office,
those necessary for the granting of
the charter are in hand, and it was
deemed advisable to go ahead and issue
the charter. The secretary of state has
delayed from time to time in the mat?
ter, but yesterday determined to delay
The capital stock of the new com?
pany is set down at one hundred mil?
lion dollars, divided into one million
It Girdles tis Glob9.
T be fame of Bucklen's Arnica Salve, as the
be.-t in rb*; world, extends ri und the earth. li's j
the one p?irftr?-t healer of cati, coma, burns, j
bruises, i^'res. Scalds, hoi is. ulcsrr, felon?, ]
ache.', pains ati-1 all -kin ?rupti-tns Only in. ,
fallibl s pile cure. 25c a box at J F W De- j
New York, Oct. 2.--The city com?
mittee of Tammany Hall at a meeting
tonight decided on Edwin M. Shep?
pard of Brooklyn as the Democratic
candidate for mayor of Greater New
THE OBSTACLES TO A SEWERAGE
Letter of Council io Beard of Health
Other Matters Before Board.
At a meeting of the City Board of
j Health, held last night, Health
j Officer Reardon was directed to request
: Superintendent of Schools Edmunds to
j require all pupils in the city schools
? who have not been successfully vacci?
nated, heretofore, to be vaccinated at
; The city will bear the expense of
! vaccinating only those children whose
parents are not able to pay for hav?
ing it done. In the case of such chil?
dren city Physician Archie China
will vaccinate them free when request?
ed to do so by Supt. Edmunds.* All
others will be vaccinated at the actual
cost of the vaccine points-about 6 or
The subjoined letter from the City
Council in reply to a request from the
Board of Health to have a survey of
the city made for the purpose of ascer?
taining the cost of a sewerage system
was received as information, "inas?
much as the letter contains much in?
formation that is of public interest
and that bear directly upon the ques?
tion of sewerage in which the people
of the city are so thoroughly interest?
ed. The Board of Health in "compliance
with the wish of the City Council, in?
structed the Health Officer to furnish
the press with a copy for publication.
Sumter, S. C., Sept. 26, 1901.
To the City Board of Health.
Gentlemen : At council meeting last
night I presented your letter of 8th
inst., in which you renew the request
that a competent engineer be employed
to survey the city, and give an esti?
mate of cost of a sewerage system :
which you declare to be-in your opin?
ion-a great necessity.
Upon due consideration the council
instructed me to say in reply that the
financial condition of the city does not
at this time warrant expenditure of so
large a sum as will be required for
this work. Particularly as it might
prove a needlesss expense-and would
be of no benefit whatever, unless the
taxpayers or freeholders of Sumter
shoula decide to have the system built.
You gentlemen realize of course
that the construction of a sewerage
system is impossible, except by issuing
bonds from sale of which the necces
sary funds may be obtained.
You further understand that the
state constitution prescribes the steps
to be taken in order to authorize a
bond issue: First a petition of a ma?
jority of freeholders, and then a ratifi?
cation by rote of qualified electors.
This being the case it follows that
council cannot move in the matter
until the petition referred to is pre?
sented. When that is done council
would have no option but to order
an election as required.
In this connection I am authorized
to say that council is of the opinion
that a bond issue at this time, for
this purpose would be unwise.
Notwithstanding this view they are
ready and willing to carry out, as best
they can, the wishes of the people.
Council is not opposed to anything
that will promote the health or pros?
perity of Sumter: nor do they fail to
appreciate the value and convenience
of sewerage. But it is their province
and duty to administer the financial
affairs of the city in a conservative
manner, and avoid if possible future
conditions which might prove hurtful
to the best interest of the community.
They deem muincipial ownership of our
water system an essential prerequisite
to sewerage, and think the latter should
remain in obeyance until the first is
an acomplished fact.
Inquiry we think will reveal the
fact that towns of the size of Sumter
that have sewerage " own their water
system-and in many instances they
own both water and lights.
Our taxable property is assessed at
something less than a million and a
half dollars, and it would require an
additional tax of two mills to pay in?
terest on the new bonds-assuming the
amount to be fifty thousand dollars
and the rate of interest six per cent,
which is the rate we are paying on all
bonds now outstanding. And interest
is not the only thing to consider. The
Constitution of the State makes it
imperative that a sinking fund be
created which will pay the bonds at
maturity. There cannot be a reissue.
Nor can payment be left to posterity
as has been the rula of the past. NThat
would mean a further tax of about one
mill and a half on twenty year bonds.
Again, it is estimated that twelve
miles of.sewerage pipe will be needed
for a reasonably good service. That
amount would not place sewerage
within reach of a great many citizens, i
but grant that st will meet the present ;
demand ; then we must at once double \
our water mains. We have now only ;
six miles of mains, and sewer pipes ;
would be useless except on the course
of water mains. Doubling the water
mains means doubling the water rent
which now amounts to about three
thousand dollars annually. That
would mean also additional tax of two
mills to pay increased water rent.
Even then there is no provision for
flushing the pipes, and how much that
service would cost we have no idea,
but it would add considerably to our
Should we issue fifty thousand dol?
lars worth of bonds now that would
be so near the eight per cent limit
fixed by the constitution that we could
not hope to purchase our own water or
electric light system. We would there?
fore be forced to continue contracts
with private parties or corporations
for these public utilities. Jf on the
other hand we could own them, the
income from private patronage would
largely, if not quite support these
necessary institutions. Then we
would be free to make other improve?
ments, among which sewerage might
be first and foremost.
Again, it might be well to remind
you that within two years we must
reissue a large part of our present
bonds, and within the next few years
there will be a reissue of them all.
As they are reissued we must, provide,
not only for interest as has been the
case heretofore, but we must also
create ;? sinking fund for their pay?
ment. This will mean more taxes too,
unless property values increase mate?
In view of these things, which ap?
pear as undeniable and serious facts,
council thinks a bond issue for sewer?
age at this time means to tie our hands
against future progress and improve?
ment, and would not be good policy.
You can readily see how we might ?
j thereby get our city taxes np to twenty
j mills instead of fourteen we are now
levying, and which to the majority of
. taxpayers is burdensome enough if we
j may judge from their declarations at
j time of payment. Council desires to
i build up the business interests and
i general prosperity of the city, but do
! not think it can be done by forcing
j taxes up to the point where citizens
will feel oppressed and outsiders will
be loath to come among us under such
I conditions. I have gone thus into de?
tails, because it is just to the council
that the reasons for their position
should be known, and because all our
citizens have a right to know what
those reasons are. They at last must
approve or disapprove the attitude of
council in this important matter.
C. M. Hurst, Jr.,
He Says He is Not Dead.
Richard Green, the old man who has
had an alms box at Osteen's Book
store for some time, seems to have
been forgotten by his friends lately.
He came in today and on finding noth?
ing in the box remarked: "I reckon
that old man on the box is dead. ' ' He
begs us to say to the public that he is
still living-although at times quite
feeble. He is now, he claims, 117 years
Travels of a Big Circus.
The Great Wallace Show is such a
mammoth aggregation that it is com?
pelled to visit points of the country
where it is sure of liberal patronage.
This fact requires it to tra rel from
twenty thousand to thirty thousand
miles annually, visiting only the big
cities and the larger towns which are
surrounded by productive territory.
But whether it be in an Eastern city
or in the prosperous town on a western
prairie the Wallace Show is fully cap?
able of pleasing the crowds in either
place. Even in Washington City, ' D.
C., the home of the official dignitaries
and political aristocrats of the nation,
a place where some people might think
a circus world not attract, the Great
Wallace Show was unable to accom?
modate the crowds. The Washington
Post said :
. "If there is any city which is a bet?
ter show town than the National Capi?
tal, it is not down on the map. The
Wallace Show pleased two big throngs
yesterday, many people being turned,
away. The circus was a success both
for the management and for those who
wanted good entertainment. The city
was turned over almost entirely to the
big attraction. The program com?
menced promptly and in earnest from
the start. No one but the child whose
first visit it was to a circus could pos?
sibly tell all that wa3 done. Hardly
anything could have been more won?
derful than the acrobatic feats per?
formed by the justly celebrated Nelson
Family, and especially of the five-vear
The Great Wallace Show will exhibit
in Sumter, on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Blown to Atoms.
The old idea that the body sometimes neei?s
a powerful, drastic, purgatiee pill has been e.x
ploded: for Dr King's New Life Pill?, which
are perfectly harmless, gently stimulate liver
and bowels to expel poisoncos mntttr, cleanse
the sy ter? and absolutely cure constipation
and sick headache. Only 25? at J F W De
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Bloody Fight in Georgia.
McDonough, Ga., Oct 2.-In a fight ;
which occurred between a storekeeper,.
T. J. Upchurch, his-sons Victor and
Charlie, and Willis Goodwin, Jr., in.
Upchnrch's- store her? today Charlie
Upchurch. was instantly killed with a
baseball bat and his far.her and brother
severely wounded. Goodwin was shot
twice, aad it is feared his wounds will
prove fatal. There were no witnesses
to the difficulty.
Chicago, Oct. 2.-Mayor Harrison
today ordered the police to prevent
Emma Goldman's lecture here tomor?
row night. The anarchist organ, "Free
Society," was issued here today for
the first time since the president was
shot. In it neither the memory of
the dead president nor the grief of the
public is respected or even considered.
The leading article, a review of Czol
gcezi's. crime, is by Emma Goldman.
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thing that the expectant mother p
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J* do. One o? the greatest blessings; 1
?; she can give him is hea?th, but to ?j
*F do this, she must have health her- <*
? self. She should use every means *
?f> to improve her physical condition. ?
She should, by ail means, supply &
J* herself with g
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^ Read this from Hunel, Cal. fe
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Allow no one to deceive yon in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" are hwj
Experimeuts that trifle with and endanger the heaiih of"
Infants and Children-Experience against ^p?riment*
What is CASTOR!A
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% Colic It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
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TMCrerrrrAUR COMPANY. TT MCHSAY STHEET, NEW YORJC crrr.
OF THE CONDITION AND BUSINESS OF
fie lat of Suter," Suter, S.e.
M the close of the quarter ?nding Septem?
ber 30, 1901, published in conformity with
the Act of the General Assembly.
Loans and Discounts, ?307.949 43
Bonds, 12,000 00
Furniture and Fixtures, 1,500 00
Cash in hand, Cash Items sad
Cash due by other Bacis
and Bankers, 55,043 20
Total, ?376,492 63
C?-pital steck paid in. ? 75.000 00
Deposits, 172,119 83
Rediscounts, 81,344 96
Bills payable, 35,000 00
Undivided surplus, 13,027 484
The State of South Carolina*. \
Sumter County, )
I,. W. F. RH AME, Cashier of "The
Bank of Sumter,?' do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true,, to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
W. F. RHA3?E, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
1st day of October, 1901.
E. C. HAYNSWORTH, [L. g.]
a Notary Public for S. C.
Correct Attest :
W: E: BL HAYNSWORTH,. \
President. f ^
R..L. COOPER. r ^recio.s.
MARION MOISE. )
Oct. 3, 1901.
Aiso assortment of Garden
Large line &f fine Havana
A choice lise of Toilet and
Fancy Goods to which atten?
tion is invited at
DeLor?ie's Drag Store.
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tnra Mall. KV.000 Te^tinoaiaU. SnMby
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This preparation cc a eins all of the
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THE BANK OF SUMTER.
SUMTER, S. C.
City and County Depositary
Capval stock paid ID. .. . ?75.000 OG
Undivided surplcs, . . . 16,000 00
Individual liability of stockholders
io excess of their stock-, . 75,000 00'
? Transacts a general banking business : also
has a Savings Bank Department. Deposits of
$1 aad upward received. Interest allowed aj.
the rate of 4 ;er cen?, per annuDC, payable
W. F. B. HAYNS WORTH. President.
MieSBOt MOISB, W. F. REAMS, i
Estates of Mrs. Fran ses L. Din
kins and Miss Wiliiaanetta Din
I WILL apply to the Judge of Probate
of Sumter County on October 12th, 1901,
for a Final Discharge as Administrator of
aforesaid Estates. ROBT.. B. DINK1NS,
Sept ll-it Administrator.
OF SOUI CAROLINA,
I WHEREAS petitions-signed by the qual
I ified electors of certain sections of Sum?
ter,. Sershaw and Darlington Counties have
been filed with me, and from said peti?
tions and accompanying papers it appears
that one-third of the qualified electors re?
siding within the area of each section of
the said counties proposed to be cut off
for a new county have signed ?aid peti?
Whereas the boundaries of the proposed
new counties, the proposed name, the num?
ber of inhabitants,, the area, the taxable
property, as shown by the last tax returns*
and the proposed lines for the new county
do not run nearer than eight miles of any
Court House building now established^ and
set forth in said petitions,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, M. B. Mc?
sweeney, Governor of the State of South
Carolina, in compliance with the require?
ments of an Act of the General Assembly,
entitled "An Act to provide for the forma?
tion of New Counties, etc." approved
March 9th, 1896, do hereby order an elec?
tion in the territory to be cut off for the
new county on the 22d day of October, A.
D., 1901, to be held in accordance with the
requirements of said Act, at which elec?
tion the electors shall vote ''Yes" or "No"
upon the question of erecting a new coun?
ty and upon the name and county seat of
the proposed county.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the Great Seal
of the State, to be affixed at Colum?
bia, this 7th day of September, nine
[L.S.] teen hundred and one, and in the
one hundred and twenty-sixth year
of the Independence of the United
M. B. MCSWEENEY.
By the Governor: Governor.
Secretarv of State.
IWILL GIVE prompt attention to all
ca?3 for eurvevine and Dlatn-e lands.
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