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??Tlu' Broartwny Case Is Not Kittled."
The above heading Is the tlrst line
of an article in your last evening's
iaaue which Is totally misleading and
does me as well as Mr. Broadway an
liituan.-.- ?>f all the remedies that
Mr. Broadway had for his alleged
wrong by two policemen of the city
of Sumter. the one advised by me
and accepted by Mr. Broadway was
to leave the matter with the Police
Committee for adjustment. At the
first opportunity after the trial I call?
ed tip Mr. Llgon, merely stated the
case and asked that he make an In?
vestigation, giving him the names of
the most Important witnesses and
saying that they could give the names
of other witnesses. He promised to
Investigate the matter and I was sat?
iated that Justice would be den? . The
next day he called me up and said his
committee could not possibly be got?
ten together earlier than Friday night
and I expressed my satisfaction again
and asked to be allowed to appear
before the committee with such wit?
nesses as I might have, whenever
they did meet. That night he called
me up again and asked that I go
down to see him the next morning re?
garding the Investigation and I con
seated to do so. When I arrived the
next day he Informed me that he was
In a dilemma. That unless Mr. Broad?
way would consent to let the action
of his committee be final he would
rather Mr. Broadway would pursue
his other remedy of having the po?
licemen against whom he had griev?
ances arrested and bound over for
couit. where they might be tried on
the charge of assault and battery of
a high and aggravated nature, for the
^ reaeon that his Investigation would
or might furnish evidence to be used
by Mr. Broadway later in a suit
against the city for damages. I was
led to understand that no investiga?
tion would > 6 had unless Mr. Broad?
way we ..u agree to let the findings
of the committee be final, whether or
w not they saw fit to punish said po?
licemen. Hence it can be seen that
the "terms" and "manner" of the in?
vestigation wer "prescribed" by Mr.
Llgon and not Mr. Broadway, who
only agreed to accept the "terms"
aad "manner" of Investigation upon
^certain conditions. As to the propo?
sition to refund Mr. Broadway his ex?
penditures, that was suggested by
Chief of Police Bradford, who has
acted) in an admirable manner from
the beginning He asked my permis?
sion to go down and talk with the
|f Mesnrs. Broadway and believed he
eouU satisfy them and he would In?
flict such punishment as said police?
men deaerved and give back to Mr.
Broadway his money (meaning the
fine) and make the said policemen
pay It as a rart of their punishment.
f So the Idea of refunding expenditures
wae suggested by Chief Bradford. I
consented to his proposition also, and
when he went to see them the next
day I had Just left Mr. Llgon and was
talkfng to the MeSsrs. Broadway
when he arrived. He allowed me to
hi finish my consultation and joined
them upon my departure
Soon afterwards Mr. J. R. Broad?
way came to my office with his mind
determined upon a reply to be made
Mr. Llgon In response to his pro?
posed "terms and manner of investi
^gation." I made his reply known to
E^Mr. Llgon by letter and received his
"consent" a few houra later. The
manner In' which Mr. Ligon's request
to leave the matter for final settle?
ment with his committee was answer?
er by me for Mr. Broadway, and Mr.
Ligon's reply to same may be best
^understood from the letters them?
selves. The letters follow
Mr. J. R. Llgon. Ch. Police Com..
Dear Sir:?As Intimated on leaving
ou this morning after our conversa
lon regarding the Broadway matter
I went by to see the elder Mr. Broad?
way, father of the young man and
discussed the matter with him alone
for a while and while talking with
him the young man came up. Be?
fore th?e young man came the elder
Mr. Broadway said In substance: "If
Council does not uphold such treat?
ment ss my son received at the hands
of these policemen while under am st,
which they will show by their d -
eisten of the matter, i do not think
they should hi punished, but if thev
let them go unpunished It Is appro?
val of their conduct." He expressed
his wllllngnena to let the Matter drop
If the city showed Its disapproval of
such cruelty as far as any blame .at?
taches to the city, but said If the ( i
allows auch t > ?o unpunished it v
an approval and deserved punishment
also. When the young man came he
expressed a d'fferent view and tlnall\
after talking to him und his father a
whl'.e I left and he came to my efllee
afterwards and said that I tnixht ex?
press if I desired to do so. what
vv.Miid he satisfactory to him. whbh
Is about thi?
He claims that he was cruelly
treated and publicly humiliated un?
necessarily, besides the unecessary in?
fliction of wounds from which he has
suffered ever since and still Is suffer?
ing and that hi* damages would have
exceeded a proper penalty for his of
fense. That in addition he had paid
tlw dollars as a fine and owes me as
I ftm fifteen dcdlars for representing
him in a matter which he did not
bring upon himself, for had the ar?
rest been proper he would have em
ploy, d no co insel. His proposition is
to reimburse him of his actual expen?
ditures and that the two policemen
who so cruelly Wat him without
cause be dismissed from the service.
Of course, without investigation
you cannot act, but your committee
can say If the contentions of Mr.
Broadway can be proved by compe?
tent witnesses you will grant his re?
quest. Without an understanding it
would be useless to have an Investi?
gation. Mr. Broadway Is willing to
let the matter drop upon the terms
?bove stated and will feel free to pur?
sue any course he desires, if the in?
vestigation terminates favorable to
You are to be the Judge whether
or not It will be best for your com?
mittee to Investigate the matter. Mr.
Broadway seems indifferent whether
you do so or not.
CHAS. L. CUTTINO.
Sumter, S. C, Sept. 17, 1909.
Mr. C. L. Cuttlno,
Sumter, S. C.
Dear Sir:?Replying to yours of
even date in reference to the Broad?
As delineated In your letter, I re?
gard Mr. Broadway as a peculiar ad?
mixture of nerve and impudence,
with perhaps sufficient alcohol to act
as a preservative. My reason for say?
ing this Is that he essays to prescribe
that which is a matter for others to
I respectfully submit that the Po?
lice and Sanitary Committee, Is, with
perhaps the exception of Its Chair?
man, composed of fairly representa?
tive citizens, and it is a pleasure for
me to add that they have never
gravitated to such a level as to con?
sidered an agency for revenge. This
is what Mr. Broadway would have
us become, and which, on behalf of
the Committee, I indignantly de?
Without intending the slightest re?
flection on you, which I beg to as?
sure you Is entirety foreign to this
matter, in view of the rather remark?
able turn this affair has taken, and
with no Intention to offend, I beg to
say that, as Chairman of the Police
and Panitary Committee, I deem it
best that that committee Investigate
this matter In such manner as It
deems* proper for the malntainance of
the proper discipline of the Police
Service, without outside Interference.
Wtth best regards, I am,
Very truly yours,
J. R. LIGON,
Chm. Police and Sanitary Com,
Sumter, S. C. Sept. 17, 1909.
Any citizen of the city of Sumter
has a right to demand the dismissal
of the said policemen If they are
guilty of the charges against them
provided they be convicted by compe?
tent evidence, and it has never been
contended that punishment should be
Inflicted without proof of their guilt
was produced. Hence I see no great
harm in Mr. Broadway's demands or
that they were unreasonable, since
they were upon the condition that his
charges be proved true.
CHAS. L. CUTTINO.
The Broadway Case.
rrom the Dally Item. Sept. II.
In yesterday's Issue was printed
quite a lengthy article dealing with
the Broadway case, from the point of
view of Mr. C. L. Cuttlno, counsel for
Mr. J. R. Broadway, the complainant
in the case against Officers Ward and
Pierson. The letters that passed be?
tween Mr. Cuttino and Mr. J. R.
Llgon, chairman of the Police Com?
mittee, which were reproduced in full,
spoke for themselves and any person
of average intelligence, after reading
the letters, is capable of forming an
opinion, therefore no lengthy com?
mentary is called for.
In his letter to Mr. Llgon Mr. Cut
lino says "His (Broadway's) propo?
sition is to reimburse him of his ac?
tual expenditures and that the two
pollc-men who so cruelly beat him
without cause be dismissed from the
"of course. without investigation
you eannot act, but your committee
can say if the contentions of Mr.
Broadway can be proved by compe?
tent witnesses you will grant his r? -
I tlete stat ('. a fact and nothing more
[ gad a statement of facti Is never mls
: |. idins nor Injuat,
' In Saturday's issue it was stated
on reliable authority that the Police
Committee had refused to make an
investigation of the Broadway case.
When Mr. Ligon. chairman of the
committee, saw this statement, he
tailed up the Item ottice over the tele?
phone and contradicted the report.
' H ? oil.-red to exhibit the correspon
I denes between Mr, Cuttlno ami him?
self as th beat means of giving the
; writer all the tacts hi the case. The
offer Waf accepted, and after reading
tin- letters, the article to which Mr
Cuttino objects was written. It was
dimply a summary of the salient facts
of the case and not an exposition of
Government Taking stej>s to Estab
lisli Basis fOff Marketing of Cotton
?To Avoid Difference* Between
Market!?Effective September i.
From Augusta Chronicle.
Mr. Barhot. a cotton expert of New
York, temporarily representing the^
United Strttes government in the mat-1
ter of furthering the proposed sys?
tem of standard grades of cotton in
all markets of the world, was in the
city yesterday, and made an interest?
ing talk to the members of the Au?
gusta Cotton Exchange relative to the
introducing of the uniform grading
system in the Augusta market.
Under the present system of mar?
keting cotton throughout the world
there Is a wide variation in the mat?
ter of grade which to a degree hand?
icaps the grower, dealer and consum?
er. For instance middling in Augus?
ta is of a different grade from mid?
dling in Xew Orleans, or New York,
or Liverpool, or even Savannah or
othrr cotton markets,
Rome time ago experts from the
various larger cotton centres of the
country, at the instigation of the Fed?
eral government, investigated exhaus?
tively the matter of cotton grades and
arrived at a basis upon which cotton
may be marketed in any part of the
country on a standard basis under
such a system that it will grade the
same at any point, viz., that cotton
sold in Augusta, for instance as mid?
dling will De middling in New York,
New Orleans, Liverpool or any other
market. This fact was published
through the Federal department of
agriculture, and, when the recom
merdation of the commission of stan?
dard grades was adopted, the matter
of securing general co-operation was
taken up by the government. It Is
this work upon which Mr. Barbot is
engaged, and for which he is espe?
cially fitted through a long experience
in one of the largest cotton markets
in the world, and an institution which,
though not In the cotton belt, has
more influence In the world traffic of
the staple than any other.
Mr. Barbot's especial duty is that
of visiting the larger and more Im?
portant cotton centres of the United
States; such as Augusta, New Orleans.
Memphis, Savannah. Galveston. Hous?
ton, and Instructing the members of
the cotton exchanges in the system
of standard or universal grading and
preparing them for its adoption on a
It in practically a certainty that
such specified standard grades will be
adopted throughout the entire cotton
belt, based upon types presented to
those interested by toe United States
government, as passed upon by the
several experts referred to, and that!
at such time the traffic in the prin-]
cipal agricultural industry of the;
South, and one of the most Important
of the world, will be so absolutely
uniform that markets at widely di?
vergent points as to distance will be
exact as to the enterprise upon which
they are engaged.
This contemplated change of grades
from the present unstable system to
one of uniformity and harmony is
now expected to take place all over
the country on September 1, 1910, the
beginning of the next cotton season,
thus giving the entire country ample
time to become familiar with the
changes so contemplated, and which
should eventually prove of world- \
During the interval Mr. Barbot will
continue such visits as that to Augus?
ta yesterday, and the instruction of
those interested in and connected
with the cotton business In the in?
tended, standard system of grading.
Policeman V. Z. Drake, who shot
and killed Julius Smith, a negro, who
attacked the officer with a knife, was
found not guilty by a Richland coun?
the details. The article was not in?
tended to be misleading, nor was it,
unless Mr. Cuttlno's letter to Mr.
Ligon was Itself misleading,
quest. Without an understanding it
would be useless to have an investi?
gation. Mr. Broadway is willing to
let the matter drop upon the terms
above stated and will feel free to
pursue any course he desires, if the
investigation terminates favorable to
Mr. Lignn in reply says "I deem it
b st that that committee Investigate
this matter In such manner as it
clt eems proper Cor the maintenance of
Ihe proper discipline of the Police
Service, without outside interference."
Mr. Cuttlno demanded that Mr. i..iu
on pledge the Police Committee to in?
dict a preeerlbed penalty upon the
accused officers. In the event of being
tound guilty, and to obligate the city
|C refund the fine paid by Broadway
and to draw from the city treasury
$i B to pay the fee due him by Broad?
way. Mr. Llgon expressed a willing
rnss to Investigate, but declined to
pledge himself to indict a penalty
prescribed i>> Mr. Broadway. This la
I all that was stated in the article
j which Mr. Cuttlno declares "totally
I mleleadlm and does me as well as
Mr. Broadway an injustice " The ar
STORM AT NEW ORLEANS.
Poor Persons Killed and District
Touching Gulf and Extending Far
Inland in Grip of Subtropical
New Orleans, La., Sept. 20.?After
attaining a velocity of 60 miles an
hour at New Orleans at 7 o'clock to?
night the West Indian hurricane
which struck the Louisiana and Mis?
sissippi gulf coast had been reduced
in its intensity at a late hour tonight.
It left in its wake four dead at. New
Orleans and perhaps others along the
gulf coast, though no definite advices
of mortality in other sections have
thus far been received here. The
property loss in New Orleans will ex?
ceed $100,000 and many houses were
unroofed and frail buildings in num?
erous instances were partially de?
stroyed. With all wires down it is
impossible to ascertain the los of life
or property along the gulf coast. At
a late hour tonight the tracks of the
Louisville & Nashville railroad, which
have been inundated some 20 miles
east of New Orleans, have not been
fully repaired, and it is impossible to
say when a resumption of traffic will
begin. It is presumed, however, that
the trains of this road will run into>
New Orleans by tomorrow.
The list of dead at New Orleans:
Victor Pujol, street railway inspector,
killed by live wire; James Garretson,
foreman street railway company,
killed by live wire; Charles Schultz,
killed by falling smokestack at Louis?
iana brewery; John Arends, killed by
live telephone wire.
The steam ferry Assumption sank
at the head of Napolean avenue, no
lives lost. Considerable property
damage was done along the river
The storm apparently moved in?
land to southwestern Louisiana. The
velocity of wind at New Orleans was
the most intense in the history of the
local weather bureau.
CHESTER'S MAYOR IN LIME?
Subpoenas Served in Chester and in
Charleston, Calling for Specific Re?
cord and Papers.
On Wednesday afternoon Mr. Rob?
ert Gage, cashier, of the Commercial
bank of this city, and Mr. T. Butler
Woods, formerly in the employ of
said bank as bookkeeper, were served
through the sheriff's office with sub?
poenas directing them to appear be?
fore the court at Columbia on yester?
day and to bring with them the
bank's records of certain checks or
drafts drawn by J. - S. Farnum, the
beer king of Charleston, in favor of
Henry Samuels, of this city, and B.
W. Wilson, of Columbia, and which
were cashed by Samuels at the Com?
mercial bank. The checks or drafts
set out in the subpoena were four in
number and aggregated $4,500.00.
Three of them were payable to the
order of Samuels and the other to the
order of Wilson. From the manner
in which these particular items were
set out in these official papers it seems
that the attorney general and his able
assistants, have In truth gone to the
very bottom of things and are able to
lay their hands on specific checks and
drafts that passed between the offi?
cers and drummers, and which repre?
sent a part at least of the alleged
graft that was dealt out with such
lavish hands. Of course it will not
be known, until the whole story
comes out before the court and juiy,
Just how much graft there was in the
business and the persons who receiv?
ed it, but at this stage of the game
it would seem that the man who now
holds the highest office in the gift of
the people of this city had consider?
able to do with the disgraceful deal?
ings that are about to be laid bare
before the people of the State. Every?
one here is watching developments
with keenest interest, and that eur
fair city is going to get seme unenvi?
able advertisement out of the mat?
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A colored girl in I^iurens county
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